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Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 25-2 
 2. Khimik 22-5 
 3. Dnipro 21-6 
 4. Cherkasy 15-12 
 5. Bipa Basket 14-13 
 6. Zaporizhya 13-14 
 7. Mykolaiv 11-16 
 8. Kremen 7-20 
 9. VolinBasket 4-23 
 10. Avantazh-Polit. 3-24 
withdrew
 1. Kryvbas 16-6 
Last:3/20/2017
Higher League Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Hoverla 22-6 
 2. Khimik-2 17-11 
 3. Politekhn.Lvov 17-11 
 4. Krivbas-2 16-12 
 5. Zolotoi Vek 15-13 
 6. Azovmash 10-18 
 7. BC-93 RSzVSM 9-19 
 8. Niko-Basket 6-22 
Places 9-14
 1. Dnipro-2 17-3 
 2. Ternopil-TNEU 16-4 
 3. SumDU 11-9 
 4. Ch.Mavpy 2 7-13 
 5. KPZO DYUSH 5-15 
 6. Kremen-2 4-16 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/8/2017
1 League Standings
 1. Zaporizhya-2 14-2 
 2. Avto Plaza Herson 11-5 
 3. Dinamo-Bipa 11-5 
 4. Kramatorsk 2-14 
 5. SDYUSHOR-5 2-14 
Last:4/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Zaporizhya
  (202-PF-91)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Konate, Zaporizhya18.7 
 2. Smith, Khimik18.5 
 3. Kushnirov, Mykolaiv16.6 
 4. Tymofeyenko, Dni.15.8 
 5. Tyshchenko, Kremen15.4 
 6. Funderburk, Bipa B.15.4 
 7. Dugat, Budivelnyk14.7 
 8. Kozlov, Avantazh.14.6 
 9. Fields, Budivelnyk14.3 
 10. Rochnyak, Avantazh.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Zaporizhya
  (202-PF-91)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Konate, Zaporizhya9.1 
 2. Kushnirov, Mykolaiv9.1 
 3. Stolicker, Avantazh.8.6 
 4. Tyshchenko, Kremen8.5 
 5. Tymofeyenko, Dni.8.0 
 6. Petrov, Khimik7.7 
 7. Love, Khimik7.7 
 8. Rochnyak, Avantazh.6.8 
 9. Zagreba, Dnipro6.8 
 10. Anikenko, Mykolaiv6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Klym ARTAMONOV
  Bipa B.
  (185-PG-93)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Artamonov, Bipa B.6.3 
 2. Boyarkin, Cherkasy5.7 
 3. Tonchenko, Mykol.5.5 
 4. Fields, Budivelnyk5.1 
 5. Burenko, Zaporizhya4.9 
 6. Mishula, Dnipro4.9 
 7. Smith, Khimik4.5 
 8. Dugat, Budivelnyk4.3 
 9. Slipenchuk, Bipa B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Igor BOYARKIN
  Kryvbas
  (182-PG-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Boyarkin, Kryvbas2.0 
 2. Gliebov, Kryvbas1.8 
 3. Burenko, Zaporizhya1.8 
 4. Woodson, Kremen1.8 
 5. Funderburk, Bipa B.1.8 
 6. Artamonov, Bipa B.1.7 
 7. Lipovtsev, Kryvbas1.7 
 8. Dugat, Budivelnyk1.7 
 9. Rybalko, Zaporizhya1.6 
 10. Popov, Kryvbas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike BEST
  Avantazh.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Best, Avantazh.1.5 
 2. Anikenko, Mykolaiv1.2 
 3. Kushnirov, Mykolaiv1.0 
 4. Stolicker, Avantazh.1.0 
 5. Chelovan, Bipa B.1.0 
 6. Konate, Zaporizhya0.9 
 7. Balashov, Bipa B.0.9 
 8. Stephens, Budiv.0.9 
 9. Popov, Kryvbas0.8 
 10. Onufriyev, Mykolaiv0.8 
Player of the Week

 Brandon Fields
  Budivelnyk
  ( 193-G-88 )
  

 Kirilo Zuev
  Azovmash
  ( 196-G-93 )
  

Ukrainian Basketball (Men)

From Baltic Tiger to Memphis Grizzly - Sep 25, 2012


POSTED BY:
TANGO CASH
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This is a coming of age story of a Tiger that became a Bear.

23 year old Michael Dunigan is one of the newest members of the Memphis Grizzlies and his trail to the NBA is truly a tall tale.

His professional career started in Jerusalem where management saw an investment opportunity; they would train him in the pre-season and then loan him to teams where he could develop his craft in game situations.

His first stop was the tiny Baltic country, Estonia, which culminated in a league championship. Skipping the parade, Dunigan jetted back to Chicago to partake in the NBA pre draft combine, where he surprised scouts with his length and improved body.

Despite rising in the mock drafts, Dunigan was not selected in the 2011 draft. The next day, the Grizzlies brought Dunigan to Memphis, giving him the VIP treatment. Just a few days later, the NBA locked out players, leaving Dunigan without a summer league to further showcase his improvement.

So, Dunigan hired the NBA's most famous trainer, Tim Grover. After the summer, Dunigan signed to play in Italy, where his coach had the reputation of being fantastic with young players. In Europe, a young roster equates to young prospects and very few wins. Within a month, Dunigan lost playing time to an Italian veteran.

In an effort to find needed playing time, Dunigan accepted a job in the Ukraine. That winter, more than 100 people died from cold weather. But Dunigan braved the conditions, consistently scoring and rebounding all season. As the NBA regular season was near an end, both the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies were on the cusp of offering Dunigan, only to learn that Dunigan had sustained an injury that would keep him out for two weeks. Jerusalem then backed out of their relationship, thinking their opportunity to collect a buyout has been exhausted.

So, Dunigan returned to Chicago and immediately began training. Soon he learned that the Grizzlies had invited him to NBA summer League. Only one day before his scheduled departure, he sustained an ankle injury that knocked him out of Summer League. Back to training and ankle rehab with Physical Therapist, Dave Reavy, known for working medical miracles for Dwyane Wade, Tracy McGrady, and Gilbert Arenas.

The Grizzlies kept a watchful eye on Dunigan throughout the summer and eventually invited him to training camp.

With only two true centers, and the backup still recovering from hand surgery, the Grizzlies may look to Dunigan for needed depth.

What began as the history of a hard luck hooper has become the feel-good fairy tale of a man who became a Grizzly Bear.
  




Igor
Nesterenko
Nesterenko re-signs at Ironi Nahariya - 2 days ago
Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) confirmed in their roster 27-year old naturalized Ukrainian center Igor Nesterenko (203-90). He played there last season. Nesterenko managed to play in three leagues last year. In 32 Winner League games he had 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg. He also played 2 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded just 1.0ppg. His team made it to the quarterfinals. And finally Nesterenko contributed to 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.5ppg and 1.9rpg. The pr...   [read more]

Viacheslav
Kravtsov
Eskisehir Basket signs Viacheslav Kravtsov - 3 days ago
Eskisehir Basket (TBL) signed 30-year old Ukrainian international center Viacheslav Kravtsov (212-115kg-87, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Valencia Basket in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 19 games he had 6.3ppg and 3.3rpg. Kravtsov helped them to win the league title (twice) (also twice). He also played 12 games in Eurocup where he recorded 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.1bpg. The previous (15-16) season Kravtsov played at Tecnyconta Zaragoza (also in Liga Endesa). In 21 games he averaged 8.4ppg   [read more]

Viacheslav
Kravtsov
Sizov is back at Dnipro - 6 days ago
Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk (Superleague) signed 29-year old ex-international forward Alexander Sizov (198-98kg-88). It is actually his comeback to Dnepropetrovsk as he has played here before. Sizov has played for the last two seasons at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in the Superleague. In 34 games he had 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.1apg and 1.0spg last season. Sizov helped them to make it to the semifinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian S...   [read more]


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