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 Rahmon FLETCHER
  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
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 2. Hassan, London L.20.1 
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 Maurice WALKER
  Worceste.
  (208-F/C-91)
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 2. Wroblicky, Sheffiel.8.6 
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 Zaire TAYLOR
  London L.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Taylor, London L.6.5 
 2. Fletcher, Newcastl.6.2 
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 6. Carter, Plymouth.5.7 
 7. Davis, Sheffield S.5.6 
 8. DiNunno, Cheshire.5.4 
 9. Ali, Bristol AF5.2 
 10. Sandoval, Leeds F.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.3.0 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.3 
 3. Ali, Bristol AF2.3 
 4. Bernardini, Leiceste.2.2 
 5. Carter, Plymouth.2.2 
 6. Nicholas, Plymouth R.2.0 
 7. Sandoval, Leeds F.2.0 
 8. Neighbour, Surrey S.1.9 
 9. Anderson, Cheshire.1.8 
 10. Defoe, Newcastl.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Achara, Glasgow .1.5 
 2. May-Thompson, Cheshire.1.5 
 3. Davis, Sheffield S.1.5 
 4. Webster, Manchest.1.4 
 5. Martin, Newcastl.1.0 
 6. Grady, Plymouth R.0.9 
 7. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.8 
 8. Brown, Cheshire P.0.8 
 9. Smith, Bristol AF0.8 
 10. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 

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Luol Deng selected the top British players playing abroad in last week's games - Mar 13, 2013


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


Luol Deng
Luol Deng
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Luol Deng (206-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Chicago Bulls (35-28) in their last game. Despite Deng's very good performance the Chicago Bulls were badly defeated 101-83 on the road by the San Antonio Spurs. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Deng also added 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 39 minutes on the court. It's Deng's ninth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Deng averages: 16.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 45.1%, 3FGP: 30.3% and FT: 82.6% in the 58 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: British and Sudanese. Deng is currently a member of the British senior national team.

Ben Gordon
Ben Gordon
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Ben Gordon (188-83, college: Connecticut, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He was not able to help the Charlotte Bobcats (14-50) in their last game on Friday. Despite Gordon's very good performance the Charlotte Bobcats were crushed 116-94 in Oklahoma City by the Thunder. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Gordon also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists. It's Gordon's first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Gordon averages: 12.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 40.1% and FT: 84.3%. He is a naturalized American. Gordon is in the roster of the British senior national team. Strangely he has never played in United Kingdom.

Dante Cunningham
Dante Cunningham
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Dante Cunningham (203-87, college: Villanova, currently plays in NBA). Cunningham led Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory against the Washington Wizards (20-42) 87-82 in the NBA on Wednesday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. The Minnesota Timberwolves have 22-39 record this season. Cunningham has relatively good stats this year: 8.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 45.5% and FT: 58.8% in the 60 games. He is a naturalized American. Cunningham played for the British national team five years ago. Apparently he has never played in United Kingdom.

Joel Freeland
Joel Freeland
   #4. Forward Joel Freeland (208-87, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the San Antonio Spurs (49-16) crushing them 136-106 in the NBA on Friday night. Freeland recorded 6 points. The Portland Trail Blazers have 29-34 record this season. Freeland's overall stats this year are: 2.3ppg and 2.1rpg. He is also British national team player.

Ogooluwa Adegboye
Ogooluwa Adegboye
   #5. International point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Cyprus), who plays in the Cypriot Division A was not able to secure a victory for Etha (16-5) in their last game. Despite Adegboye's very good performance Etha lost 82-93 at home to the lower-ranked (#3) AEK. He recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 31 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Adegboye's second season in pro basketball. Adegboye is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league with 3.4apg. He also averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3spg in the 21 games. Adegboye plays currently for the British national team.

Andrew Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence
   #6. Point guard Andrew Lawrence (185-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Charleston (14-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Charleston (#2) was badly defeated 74-55 in Davidson, NC by the Davidson College. Lawrence recorded 19 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 38 minutes. They ended the series of six consecutive victories. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Lawrence is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Charleston's roster. He has very impressive stats this season: 19.1ppg, 10.8rpg and 1.4apg in the 40 games. Lawrence is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

Ryan Richards
Ryan Richards
   #7. Former international power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, currently plays in Austria) led BC Vienna to a victory over the closely-ranked Gmunden Swans (16-9) 84-76 in the Austrian A Bundesliga in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Richards scored 23 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Zepter Vienna (19-6) is placed first in the A Bundesliga. This season Richards has very high stats. He averages: 20.4ppg and 7.0rpg. Richards used to play for the British national team two years ago.

Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
   #8. Guard Kyle Johnson (195-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA couldn't help Sutor Montegranaro (7-15) in their last game. Despite his good performance Sutor Montegranaro was badly defeated 100-83 in Reggio Emilia by the much higher-ranked (#7) Trenkwalder RE. Johnson recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes. This year Johnson's overall stats are: 8.0ppg and 3.4rpg in the 22 games. He plays currently for the British national team.

Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
   #9. Former international forward Ashley Hamilton (201-88, currently studies in the States) contributed to a Loyola Mary's victory against the University of Portland (5-11) 65-54 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Hamilton scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Loyola Marymount University has rather weak 1-15 conference record this season. It was Loyola Mary's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA. Hamilton has been at the team for five years. His total stats this season are: 8.0ppg and 3.4rpg. Hamilton used to play for the British national team two years ago.

Fahro Alihodzic
Fahro Alihodzic
   #10. Center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the UAB (7-9) in their game against the University of Central Florida (9-7) in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance last Wednesday He scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Alihodzic's team will play only one more game in the NCAA Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Alihodzic has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg. He is a former U20 international player as four years ago he still played for the British national team.

   #11. Former international point guard Justin Robinson (187-87, agency: Two Points, college: Rider, currently plays in Sweden) helped Uppsala Basket win their game against the sixth-ranked Solna Vikings 80-68 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. He scored 11 points. Robinson's total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 2.0apg and 2.3spg. He used to play for the British national team two years ago.

   #12. International forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, also represented by Interperformances, college: Washington, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Radnicki KG in their game against KK Zadar in the Adriatic League. He scored 6 points in 16 minutes. His team lost 68-75. This year Bryan-Amaning's total stats are: 8.2ppg and 3.8rpg in the 20 games. He is also in the roster of the British national team.

   #13. Former international power forward Dzaflo Larkai (203-81, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Bellarmine, currently plays in Japan) helped Okinawa GK win their game against the third-ranked Iwate Big Bulls crushing them 99-67 in the Japanese BJ League in Sunday night's game. He scored 10 points. Larkai has averaged so far 8.5ppg and 5.0rpg. He used to play for the British national team five years ago.

   #14. U20 international swingman Joe Hart (194-93, currently plays in Canada) helped Lakehead University win their game against the Capers 74-61 in the Canadian university league CIS last Friday. Hart recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. He has averaged so far 6.6ppg and 2.6rpg in the 27 games. Hart plays currently for the British U20 national team.

   #15. Former U20 international forward Will Neighbour (208-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the UALR in their game against the Florida International University in the NCAA. He scored 6 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. His team was defeated 69-54. Neighbour has averaged so far 6.6ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the British U20 national team three years ago.


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

   #1. Daryl Corletto (193-G-81, currently plays in Australia) led New Zealand Breakers to a victory over the fifth-ranked Melbourne Tigers (10-14) 79-74 in the Australian NBL in Sunday night's game. Corletto was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points. New Zealand Breakers (23-3) are placed first in the NBL. It was his team's 15th consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Corletto's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg and 1.1rpg. He has a dual citizenship: British and Australian. Despite Corletto's British passport, he previously played for the Australian U22 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the British team.

   #2. Oladapo Ayuba (198-F-86, college: UMKC, currently plays in Sweden) was the major contributor in a 3-point Norrkoping Dolphins' victory against the eighth-ranked 08 Stockholm (16-17) 85-82 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday. Ayuba scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 27 minutes. Norrkoping Dolphins (4-2) is placed first in the Basketligan. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Ayuba is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Norrkoping Dolphins' roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg in the 31 games he played so far. Ayuba is a naturalized American. Interesting that he has never played in United Kingdom.

   #3. Experienced Darren Phillip (201-F-78, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Argentina), who plays in the Argentinian LigaA could not help Union Progresista (10-32) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance Union Progresista was defeated 83-79 on the road by the higher-ranked Sionista (#11). Phillip was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 9 rebounds. The Second Stage already ended. Phillip is currently first on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Phillip averages: 19.1ppg, 10.8rpg and 1.4apg. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Phillip has never played in United Kingdom.

   #4. Byron Mullens (213-C-89, college: Ohio St., currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Charlotte Bobcats (14-50) in their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-17) in the NBA. He recorded 5 points in 17 minutes. The Charlotte Bobcats were crushed 116-94 in Oklahoma City by the Thunder. It was Bobcats' tenth consecutive loss in a row. Mullens has very impressive stats this year: 11.4ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.5apg in the 45 games. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Mullens has never played in United Kingdom.

   #5. Alex Murphy (185-PG-88, currently plays in Denmark), who plays in the Danish Ligaen was not able to secure a victory for Naestved (13-14) in their last game. Despite Murphy's very good performance Naestved was edged 77-75 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Horsens IC. He was the second best scorer with 20 points. Murphy also added 6 passes (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 34 minutes. Murphy is currently fifth on the list of best passers with 4.8apg. This year his other stats are: 12.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1spg in the 29 games. Murphy is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and British.

   #6. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Science City Jena's surprising victory against the second-ranked SC Rasta Vechta 94-83 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. Jeka recorded 18 points in 27 minutes. He has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.3apg in the 24 games. Jeka has both British and Australian nationalities.

   #7. Michael Ochereobia (203-C, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped W.Illinois edge the University of South Dakota 54-53 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored 6 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Ochereobia has reliable stats this season: 12.8ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.3apg.

   #8. Randall Hanke (211-F/C-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL couldn't help LTi 46ers (4-22) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Hanke's good performance the bottom-ranked LTi 46ers was crushed 116-59 in Muenchen by the second-ranked Bayern. He was the top scorer with 13 points. Hanke also added 4 rebounds (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). He has averaged so far 5.2ppg and 2.8rpg. Hanke is a naturalized American. He used to play for SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks in British league.

   #9. Paul Guede (195-G/F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Portland St., currently plays in Germany) was the main contributor in a 2-point BG Goettingen's victory against the closely-ranked BG Karlsruhe 76-74 in the German ProA (second division) on Saturday night. Guede was the best player in that game. He recorded 12 points in 22 minutes. Guede has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.6apg in the 25 games.

   #10. Olumide Oyedeji (210-C-81, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Tochigi Brex in their game against Aishin Sea Horses in the Japanese JBL. Oyedeji recorded 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. His team was defeated 82-73. He has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.2apg. Oyedeji also holds two passports: Nigerian and British.   




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