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BSL Standings
 1. Banvit BK 8-1 
 2. Anadolu Efes 8-1 
 3. Fenerbahce 7-2 
 4. Besiktas 7-2 
 5. Galatasaray 7-2 
 6. Darussafaka 6-3 
 7. Pinar Karsiyaka 6-3 
 8. Yesilgiresun 5-4 
 9. Demir IBB 4-5 
 10. Trabzonspor 3-6 
 11. Gaziantep 3-6 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 3-6 
 13. Tofas 3-6 
 14. Usak 2-7 
 15. Best Balikesir 0-9 
 16. TED Kolejliler 0-9 
Full Standings
TBL Standings
 1. Sakarya BSB 12-1 
 2. Eskisehir Basket 12-1 
 3. Istanbulspor 10-3 
 4. Afyon 9-4 
 5. Bursaspor 9-4 
 6. Samsun 8-5 
 7. Socar Petkim 8-5 
 8. Acibadem 8-5 
 9. Turk Telekom 7-6 
 10. Bandirma Kir. 6-7 
 11. Gelisim 5-8 
 12. Akhisar Bld 5-8 
 13. Mamak DSI 4-9 
 14. Yalova Bld 3-10 
 15. Pertevniyal 3-10 
 16. Duzce Bld. 3-10 
 17. Final Genclik 3-10 
 18. Mugla Orman 2-11 
Full Standings
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Antalya BSB 7-0 
 2. FMV Isik 5-2 
 3. Tofas Gelisim 5-2 
 4. Artvin 4-3 
 5. Boluspor 4-3 
 6. Pinar Kars. 4-3 
 7. Adanaspor 3-4 
 8. Inegol 3-4 
 9. Maliye Milli 0-7 
 10. Melikgazi 0-7 
Group B
 1. Karesi Spor 6-1 
 2. Orman Genclik 6-1 
 3. Mersin BSB 5-2 
 4. Aydin BSB 4-3 
 5. Kepez Bld 4-3 
 6. Cankiri 3-4 
 7. Bilecik 2-5 
 8. Izmir BSB 2-5 
 9. Yesilyurt 2-5 
 10. TED Istanbul 1-6 
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 10-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 8-3 
 3 Real Madrid 8-3 
 4 Olympiacos 6-4 
 5 Baskonia 6-4 
 6 Anadolu Efes 6-5 
 7 Panathinaikos 6-5 
 8 Darussafaka 5-5 
 9 FC Barcelona 5-6 
 10 Maccabi T-A 5-6 
 11 Zalgiris 4-7 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-7 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-7 
 14 Unics 3-7 
 15 Brose Bask. 3-8 
 16 Galatasaray 3-8 
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 7-1 
 2 Monaco 7-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 5-3 
 4 Aris 5-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-5 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-5 
 7 Helios 1-7 
 8 Bakken 1-7 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-2 
 2 Umana VE 6-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 5-3 
 4 Avtodor 4-4 
 5 Kataja Basket 4-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-5 
 7 Oradea 3-5 
 8 Khimik 1-7 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 7-1 
 2 ASVEL 6-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 5-3 
 4 PAOK 4-4 
 5 Ventspils 3-5 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-5 
 7 Usak 2-6 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-6 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 6-2 
 2 Scandone AV 6-2 
 3 Strasbourg 5-3 
 4 Juventus 5-3 
 5 Oostende 4-4 
 6 Cibona 2-6 
 7 Mega Leks 2-6 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-6 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 7-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-3 
 3 AEK Athens 5-3 
 4 Partizan 4-4 
 5 Stelmet ZG 4-4 
 6 Banco di Srd 3-5 
 7 Spirou 3-5 
 8 Szolnok 1-7 
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Theodore, Banvit22.8 
 2. Shorter, TED K.20.2 
 3. Ledo, Yesilgiresun18.9 
 4. Hayes, Demir IBB18.3 
 5. Summers, Pinar K.18.2 
 6. Stimac, Besiktas16.2 
 7. Denmon, Gaziantep15.9 
 8. Osman, Anadolu15.8 
 9. Mejia, Tofas15.4 
 10. Green, Best Balik.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10
 1. Thomas, TED K.10.0 
 2. Williams, Best B.9.9 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.1 
 4. Monroe, Usak8.0 
 5. Caloiaro, Demir I.7.7 
 6. Jefferson, Gazia.7.5 
 7. Wright, Trabzons.7.4 
 8. Orelik, Banvit BK7.3 
 9. Moerman, Darussaf.7.3 
 10. Ivanov, Gaziantep7.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 10
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu10.0 
 2. Green, Best Balike.8.3 
 3. Theodore, Banvit7.3 
 4. Granger, Anadolu6.9 
 5. Lyons, Usak6.9 
 6. Ermis, Tofas5.8 
 7. Calloway, Istanbu.5.7 
 8. Armstead, Yesilgir.5.2 
 9. Guler, Galatasaray5.0 
 10. Brown, Pinar K.5.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Heurtel, Anadolu2.2 
 2. Eldridge, Demir I.2.1 
 3. Calloway, Istanbu.2.0 
 4. Chappell, Banvit BK2.0 
 5. Granger, Anadolu2.0 
 6. Guler, Galatasaray2.0 
 7. Gutierrez, Trabzon.1.8 
 8. Culpepper, Best B.1.8 
 9. Shorter, TED K.1.7 
 10. Monroe, Usak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dunston, Anadolu1.9 
 2. Udoh, Fenerbahce1.5 
 3. Kadji, Trabzonspor1.3 
 4. Tyus, Galatasaray1.3 
 5. Thomas, TED K.1.1 
 6. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.0 
 7. Kulig, Banvit BK1.0 
 8. Stimac, Besiktas0.9 
 9. Petway, Pinar K.0.9 
 10. Kosut, Yesilgires.0.9 
Player of the week

 Jordan Theodore
  Banvit BK

 Dejan Borovnjak
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Next Round Schedule

Round 10 (Regular Season)

Usak Dec.10 Demir IBB 65%
Istanbul BB Dec.10 Galatasaray 76%
Yesilgiresun Dec.10 Darussafaka 61%
Anadolu Efes 65% Dec.10 Pinar Karsiy
TED Kolejli 57% Dec.10 Best Balikes
Besiktas 80% Dec.10 Tofas
Fenerbahce 61% Dec.10 Banvit BK
Trabzonspor 57% Dec.10 Gaziantep
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Yalova Bld Dec.11 Gelisim 51%
Eskisehir Bs 78% Dec.10 Samsun
Duzce Bld. Dec.10 Bandirma Kir 54%
Socar Petkim 59% Dec.10 Afyon
Akhisar Bld 61% Dec.10 Final Gencli
Sakarya BSB 84% Dec.10 Turk Telekom
Bursaspor 61% Dec.10 Acibadem
Pertevniyal Dec.10 Mugla Orman 53%
Mamak DSI Dec.9 Istanbulspor 82%
Next Round Schedule

Round 12 (Regular Season)

CSKA 83% Dec.16 FC Barcelona
Galatasaray 55% Dec.16 EA7 Armani
Panathinaiko Dec.16 Fenerbahce 59%
Brose Bask. Dec.15 Anadolu Efes 61%
Crvena Zvezd 55% Dec.15 Maccabi T-A
Darussafaka Dec.15 Real Madrid 64%
Unics Dec.15 Baskonia 57%
Zalgiris 52% Dec.15 Olympiacos
Next Round Schedule

Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Helios Dec.13 Monaco 92%
Bakken Dec.13 Aris 86%
Ironi Nahari 52% Dec.13 CEZ Nymburk
Banvit BK 88% Dec.13 Fraport SKY
Group B
Khimik Dec.14 Le Mans 91%
Oradea Dec.14 Macc.Rishon 56%
Pinar Karsiy Dec.13 Umana VE 57%
Kataja Bsk 60% Dec.13 Avtodor
Group C
Usak Dec.14 PAOK 66%
Openjobmetis Dec.14 Neptunas 83%
Rosa Radom 56% Dec.14 Ventspils
ASVEL 67% Dec.13 EWE Baskets
Group D
Strasbourg 52% Dec.14 Scandone AV
Mornar Bar Dec.13 Iberostar Te 86%
Cibona 57% Dec.13 Mega Leks
Juventus Dec.12 Oostende 55%
Group E
Partizan Dec.14 Besiktas 68%
AEK Athens 55% Dec.14 Spirou
Banco di Srd 79% Dec.13 Szolnok
Ludwigsburg 64% Dec.13 Stelmet ZG
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
Interview with Tugba Palazoglu - May 8, 2012

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Despite a late start to 2011-2012 season Mersin BSB guard Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) ended up becoming one of the top scorers as a domestic player and led the entire league in three point field goal percentage. The lightening quick Turkish international is hoping to help her nation make it to Olympic Games this summer and she has a lot to say about her next season plans

-Although you started the season a little late you averaged double digits and helped winless Mersin make it to the semi finals. Would you describe this year as your best ever season?

I could never say that it was my best season ever but I did whatever I could to get my team to the spot that we belong to. I had this injury the year before that I had to play on in the end of season. As you know there was the 2011 European Championship right after the Turkish League ended. First I was very afraid to keep playing despite my injury but then my national team management showed me great patience and care. They gave me the time I need to get better and experienced physio staff to work with me. I cant say enough how appreciated I am to them. Right now, we are about to play qualification games for the Olympic Games and Ill be part of this. Its a great feeeling. When the European Championship was over, I made the decision that I wasnt going play until my injury completely healed. I worked with Muratcan ner to keep me in shape and the national team Dr. Gkhan Metin and physiotherapist Haim Ay to keep me healthy. After a four month break I was ready to play all hungry :) Mersin Bykehir Belediyesi and some other teams wanted me to play for them. I made my desicion and went to play for Mersin where I played before just because I knew the people there and the experienced coach Zafer Kalaycolu who I also played for. They were losing all their games but as my coach and my new teammates, I knew we could do better and I think I was the missing link in the team. From the first week I went there we started playing better and winning. For me, it was very important to play better than ever because I showed lots of effort and patience before the season. It needed to be worth of something and I do believe it did. Mersin team finished the regular season at the fourth spot, made the semifinals in Turkish Cup and the Turkish League. Also I had one of the best stats of my career. Im very greatful

-You were one of the two Turkish players to score over 10 points a game and it was on %50 shooting from beyond the arc. Must be getting a lot of attention from the teams for the next season?

I think nobody guessed that I would show such a performance like this after the injury and the long break from basketball. I do believe I surprised people. So, even the season wasnt over I started getting offers for the next year. I couldnt respond to those before the season ended but the offers kept coming after the league finished. Im very happy and thankful for the offers. Im hoping to sign with one of these teams and have an even better year in the next season.

-Despite the big investments Turkish clubs cant get what they want in Euroleague. As an experienced player what do you think are the positive and negatives sides of nowadays Turkish basketball?

I think the investments made Turkish League and Turkish clubs the number one place for the players to play basketball in the world. While this situation brought the chance to Turkish players to play with/against the best players all over the world, it also gave basketball lovers to watch greater basketball in Turkey. Its been only 3-4 years we have been competing in the Euroleague finals and after all these years we finally had two teams playing the finals in Euroleague. So actually where we are at right now is a very big success. Unfortunately the real success doesnt come as quick as the investors , the clubs and players want. We have to be patient, learn from our mistakes and correct them every year. Also only one great player or the coach or the club cant bring the success were searching for. The success comes from the team game so we have to have them all and create a team that plays in one harmony. Im sure sooner or later, well get the Euroleague championship that were longing for

-Turkey surprisingly reached the silver medal in Eurobasket last year. Olympic games are ahead. How does it feel to be a member of the Turkish National Team?

You cant imagine how excited I am to be part of this organization. Its kind of once in a lifetime thing for me. And its also first time experience for our country to be in Olympic Games as a team sport of course if we can make the qualification tournament well play in June. Everybody would think that it was a surprise especially after our bad start to the tournament but as a team and staff we did believe that we were good enough and deserved to win a medal before we got to the tournament. As I said before the real success doesnt come very quickly but our federation was very patient and never quitted supporting us. I think the silver medal was a good beginning for us and of course were hoping to add new and more achivements to our success. Olympics will be a great chance to do this...

-What are your goals as a professional athlete? You played basketball both in the States and Turkey. Also won silver medal with national team. What else are missing?

For professional athletes, goals are usually endless. Yes I did have the silver medal with the national team at European Championship but now there is Olympic Games coming up and to be there and be able to win anything in our first time there would be the greatest goal achivement for me. Also the year after well be hosting the World Championship in our country. There is nothing bad bout winning more medals :) As a person, I love to experience new things. You mentioned that I played in USA and Turkey. I would love to get a chance to play abroad someday again and experience the competition and the new cultures. I hope its gonna happen soon :)

-Playing both guard positions require different physical and mental skills. As a combo guard what would you suggest to the upcoming youngsters?

As you say it can get tougher when you play the both positions during the game but its not something that will never change. I personally always try to learn and understand every position of basketball. This would always help you to create more options for your team, teammates and yourself in the game. Also knowing what you can do as much as knowing what your coach wants and what your teammates can do are important. This way it doesnt matter what position you play, you would always know what you need to do when the time comes. So we should never forget its a team sport and we have to work together for the better of yourself and the team.

-Most of the athletes complain about having not enough time for their social lives. Do you have any hobbies? What do you like to do outside of the gym?

Thanks to technology...! Everyday something new comes and makes my day more useful. Seriously, when you play two games in a week, youll be always busy with basketball. This way it doesnt matter what position you play. No time for your hobbies.. But now I can read my books, take pictures and create something new, stay connected to my family and my friends, watch the movies and listen to the music. So Im all happy. If I get any free time I always find myself on the road discovering some place new. I do love to experience new places and what comes with it such as new people, culture and food.

Kelley comes back to Best Balikesir, ex Hapoel Holon - 11 hours ago

Newly promoted Best Balikesir Basketbol Kulubu (BSL) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American point guard Alfrie Kelley (183-85kg-85, college: S.Carolina). It is actually his comeback to Balikesir as he has played here before. Kelley started the season at Hapoel Holon in Israeli Winner League. In four games he recorded 3.8ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.3apg this season. The last season Kelley played at Balikesir (TBL) where in 21 games he averaged impressive 16.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 7.2...   [read more]

Ekpe Udoh
EuroLeague: Fenerbahce overpower Crvena Zvezda in Istanbul - 1 day ago

Fenerbahce - Crvena Zvezda 87:72 Fenerbahce claimed the eighth victory in EuroLeague regular season. They drubbed visiting Crvena Zvezda to stay in the hunt for the top position in the ladder. Five players scored in double figures for the home side. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87, college: Baylor) recorded 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 blocks and 5 assists for the hosts. Fenerbahce eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. The Turkish team boosted the lead in the second frame. Fenerbahce established a...   [read more]

Theodore number one in Turkey for round 9 - 2 days ago

American Point guard Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Banvit BK, receiving a Player of the Week award for round 9. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (19 points, three rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Trabzonspor (#10, 3-6) with 31-point margin 89-58. It allowed Banvit BK to consolidate first place in the Turkish BSL. Banvit BK have a solid 8-1 record. In the team's last gam...   [read more]

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