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Swiss Basketball (Men)

LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 21-6 
 2. Geneve Lions 21-6 
 3. Neuchatel 21-6 
 4. Monthey 20-7 
 5. Lugano Tigers 17-10 
 6. Massagno 12-15 
 7. Boncourt 9-18 
 8. Starwings 9-18 
 9. Swiss Central 4-23 
 10. Winterthur 1-26 
Last:6/7/2016
LNB Standings
 1. BBC Nyon 20-2 
 2. Pully 18-4 
 3. Lausanne 17-5 
 4. Vevey 16-6 
 5. Meyrin Basket 13-9 
 6. GC Zurich 11-11 
 7. BCKE 10-12 
 8. Villars 10-12 
 9. Acad.Fribourg 8-14 
 10. Lug.Tigers U23 4-18 
 11. Martigny 4-18 
 12. Bern 1-21 
Last:3/20/2016
1LN Standings
East
 1. SAV Vacallo 18-3 
 2. Boncourt II 14-7 
 3. Massagno U23 14-7 
 4. Baeren 13-8 
 5. Baden 9-12 
 6. Soleure-Solothurn 9-12 
 7. CBSZ U23 6-15 
 8. Moutier 1-20 
West
 1. Blonay Basket 20-4 
 2. La Chx-de-F. 17-7 
 3. Renens 16-8 
 4. Collombey-Muraz 15-9 
 5. Chene 12-12 
 6. Sion 12-12 
 7. Agaune 6-18 
 8. BBC Lausanne U23 5-19 
 9. Sarine 5-19 
Last:3/25/2016
Points Per Game
 Richard CARTER
  Swiss C.
  (180-PG-92)
  Avg: 23
 1. Carter, Swiss C.23.0 
 2. Crockett, Massagno21.0 
 3. Burnatowski, Starw.20.5 
 4. Williams, Miramar18.6 
 5. Day, Massagno18.5 
 6. Toure, Neuchatel18.3 
 7. Badji, Kangoeroes17.6 
 8. Ikonic, Monthey17.0 
 9. Norfleet, Boncourt16.9 
 10. Timberlake, Month.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pape BADJI
  Kangoeroes
  (208-F/C-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Badji, Kangoeroes12.3 
 2. Watson, Lugano T.12.3 
 3. Toure, Neuchatel11.5 
 4. Crockett, Massagno10.8 
 5. Williams, Miramar9.9 
 6. Sparks, Bisons L.9.8 
 7. Dos Santos, Bonco.9.7 
 8. Upson, Starwings9.6 
 9. Jankovic, Massagno9.5 
 10. Djuric, Swiss Cen.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Winterthur
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Fekete, Winterthur5.8 
 2. Savoy, Neuchatel5.5 
 3. Wright, Fribourg5.4 
 4. Rambo, Lugano T.4.9 
 5. Gibson, Monthey4.6 
 6. Ross, Starwings4.6 
 7. Carter, Swiss C.4.6 
 8. Bavcevic, Monthey4.5 
 9. Ingram, Geneve L.4.5 
 10. Norfleet, Boncourt4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Fribourg
  (179-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wright, Fribourg2.3 
 2. Timberlake, Month.1.9 
 3. Dubas, Monthey1.9 
 4. Norfleet, Boncourt1.9 
 5. Djuric, Swiss Cent.1.8 
 6. Rambo, Lugano T.1.8 
 7. Crockett, Massagno1.8 
 8. Day, Massagno1.8 
 9. Williams, Miramar1.7 
 10. Toure, Neuchatel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SPARKS
  Bisons L.
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Sparks, Bisons L.2.1 
 2. Robinson, Winte.1.8 
 3. Toure, Neuchatel1.6 
 4. Mladjan, Monthey1.2 
 5. Henry, Lugano T.1.1 
 6. Glyniadakis, Nea K.1.0 
 7. Upson, Starwings1.0 
 8. Dubas, Monthey0.9 
 9. Badji, Kangoeroes0.8 
 10. Cotture, Fribourg0.7 

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Thabo Sefolosha selected the top Swiss players playing abroad in last week's games - Feb 10, 2013


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We bring you last week's top performances from Swiss players who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Thabo Sefolosha
Thabo Sefolosha
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Thabo Sefolosha (199-84, agency: ACMT, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in an Oklahoma City Thunder's victory against the Phoenix Suns (17-34) crushing them 127-96 in the NBA in Friday night's game. Sefolosha recorded 18 points and blocked 2 shots in 26 minutes on the court. The Oklahoma City Thunder has a very solid 38-12 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Sefolosha has relatively good stats this year: 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 54.6%, 3FGP: 40.3% and FT: 82.9% in the 49 games he played so far. He played for the Swiss senior national team two years ago.

Greg Brunner
Greg Brunner
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa, currently plays in Italy). Brunner contributed to a 3-point Trenkwalder RE's victory against the fifth-ranked Lottomatica Roma (12-6) 96-93 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. He scored 10 points and added 5 passes in 25 minutes. Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (9-9) is placed ninth in the SerieA. It's Brunner's first season with the team. Brunner is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders with 7.6rpg. This year his other stats are: 11.5ppg, 1.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 54.2%, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 66.0% in the 17 games. Brunner is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA university national team, Brunner is currently a member of the Swiss senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Switzerland.

Clint N'Dumba-Capela
Clint N'Dumba-Capela
   #3. The Swiss player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international forward Clint N'Dumba-Capela (204-94, currently plays in France). He managed to help ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in a victory against the league outsider Boulazac Basket (5-14) 89-75 in the French ProA last Saturday. N'Dumba-Capela recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 7 minutes on the court. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (12-6) is placed third in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year N'Dumba-Capela's overall stats are: 3.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 2FGP: 48.1% and FT: 43.8% in the 10 games. He played for the Swiss U18 national team two years ago.

Christophe Varidel
Christophe Varidel
   #4. Guard Christophe Varidel (188-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the South Carolina Upstate (7-6) crushing them 74-49 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Varidel recorded 5 points. The Florida Gulf Coast University has a solid 9-3 conference record this season. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This season Varidel averages: 3.3ppg and 3.2rpg. He used to play for the Swiss national team back in 2010.


The list of other players, who all have Swiss passport but never been selected to any of Swiss national teams:

   #1. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in Baltic League) contributed to a 1-point Siauliai's victory against the closely-ranked Valmiera (2-2) 82-81 in the Baltic League last Friday. Alijevas scored 10 points and added 4 assists. BC Siauliai (2-2) is placed third in group H. There are only two games left until the end of the Baltic League Top 16. So now every game will be critical. This season Alijevas averages: 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.8apg. He has a dual citizenship: Swiss and Lithuanian. Despite Alijevas' Swiss passport, he previously played for the Lithuanian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Swiss team.

   #2. Michael Kessens (206-F-91, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Longwood (1-10) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kessens' very good performance the Longwood was defeated 76-65 on the road by the Gardner-Webb University. He scored 21 points. This season Kessens has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg.


Other top Swiss players, who play abroad:

Vincent Gaillard (200-F-93) plays for Chalon/Saor in French ProA
Axel Louissaint (195-F-96) plays for Chalon/Saor in French ProA
David Ramseier (203-F/C-87) plays for Boulazac Basket in French ProA
Mike Burtscher (198-F-85) plays for Petron Blaze in Filipino PBA
Alex Vaenerberg (183-G-92) plays for Salon Vilpas in Finnish Korisliiga
Pavle Baresic (195-F-74) plays for Vienna D.C. Timberwolves in Austrian 2.Bundesliga
Hugo Ronneskog (206-C/F-86) plays for Arantia in Luxembourg N2
Philippe Papadimitriou (196-F-77) plays for Ethnikos in Greek C
  



Villars land Valentin Decoppet - 13 minutes ago

Villars Basket (LNB) tabbed 24-year old forward Valentin Decoppet (192-92). He has played for the last eight years at Pully Basket (LNB). But in 9 games he averaged just 0.4ppg last season. Decoppet's team was regular season runner-up in Swiss LNB   [read more]

Jeffrey
Crockett
Forli adds Crockett to their roster, ex Massagno - 2 days ago

Unieuro 2.015 Forli (Serie B) added to their roster 25-year old American forward Jeffrey Crockett (201-95kg-91, college: Texas Tech). He played last season at 5 STELLE SAM Basket Massagno in Swiss LNA league. In 18 games he was second best scorer with impressive 21.0ppg and had 10.8rpg (#3 in the league), 1.7apg and 1.8spg (in top 5). A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports T...   [read more]

Roberto
Kovac
Lions de Geneve signs Roberto Kovac, Juraj Kozic and Randon Grueninger - 7 days ago

Lions de Geneve signed three players: Roberto Kovac (189-SG-90), Juraj Kozic (198-SF-95) and Randon Grueninger (193-F-95). Kovac played last five seasons with Fribourg Olympic. Last season the Swiss shooting guard averaged 9.9 points and he won Swiss LNA championship and the Swiss Cup. Kozic played with Lugano Tigers and he averaged 7.1 points per game. The Croatian-Swiss signed a two-seasons deal. Grueninger leaved SAM Massagno, last seasons he averaged 5.7 points.   [read more]


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