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  Newcastl.
  (177-PG-88)
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 2. Walker, Worceste.20.2 
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 Zaire TAYLOR
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  (193-G-86)
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 Mike DINUNNO
  Cheshire.
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. DiNunno, Cheshire.3.2 
 2. Taylor, London L.2.3 
 3. Bernardini, Leiceste.2.1 
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 Kieron ACHARA
  Glasgow .
  (208-F/C-83)
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 8. McWhorter, Worceste.0.8 
 9. Dixon, Plymouth R.0.8 
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Manchester M 69% Mar.25 Reading R.
Lancashire S 54% Mar.25 Leicester W
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Matthew Bryan-Amaning's 36 points make him top British player abroad of the week - Feb 22, 2017


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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.


Matthew Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington, currently plays in Japan). He led Fukuoka Rizing to a victory over the sixth-ranked Tokyo Cinq Reves (10-16) crushing them 84-57 in the Japanese B League D3 in Sunday night's game. Bryan-Amaning was MVP of the game. He scored 36 points (!!!), grabbed 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 26 minutes on the court. Fukuoka Rizing (23-3) is placed first in the B League D3. It's Bryan-Amaning's first season with the team. Bryan-Amaning has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.3%(229-400), 3FGP: 28.2% and FT: 59.1% in 35 games he played so far. Bryan-Amaning has a dual citizenship: Ghanian and British. Ex-London Lions player is currently a member of the British senior national team.

Ryan Richards
Ryan Richards
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, currently plays in Iran). He was the main contributor in a Naft Abadan's victory against the sixth-ranked Tabriz (9-9) 89-82 in the Iranian Superleague last Thursday. Richards was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. Naft Abadan (15-3) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Richards has relatively good stats this season: 13.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 49.3%, 3FGP: 24.0% and FT: 86.7%. He played for the British national team in 2011.

Fahro Alihodzic
Fahro Alihodzic
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Fahro Alihodzic (208-89, college: UAB, currently plays in Greece). Alihodzic contributed to a 2-point Panionios' victory against the eighth-ranked Psychiko (9-9) 77-75 in a derby game in the Greek A2 (second division) on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Alihodzic scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (17-1) is placed first in the A2. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Alihodzic has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 2FGP: 57.4%(89-155) and FT: 70.6% in 17 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and British. Alihodzic is also a member of the British senior national team.

Justin Robinson
Justin Robinson
   #4. Point guard Justin Robinson (185-87, agency: Promotex, college: Rider, currently plays in Greece) could not help Doxa Lefkadas (3-15) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Doxa Lefkadas was crushed 90-61 on the road by the second-ranked Panathinaikos. Robinson was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 passes. Robinson has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.6apg. He is also British national team player.

Luol Deng
Luol Deng
   #5. Former international forward Luol Deng (206-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Phoenix Suns (18-39) in the NBA. Deng recorded 9 points in 23 minutes. But the Los Angeles Lakers (19-39) were crushed 137-101 in Phoenix by the Suns. Deng's stats this year are: 7.8ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.3apg in 54 games. He has both British and South Sudanese nationalities. Deng used to play for the British national team three years ago.

Rowell Graham
Rowell Graham
   #6. Forward Rowell Graham (197-94, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Blancos de Rueda's victory against the 13th-ranked Gandia (7-14) 71-68 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. He scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Comercial Ulsa Ciudad de Valladolid (11-10) is placed eighth in the LEB Silver. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Graham's stats this season are: 11.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.2bpg and 1.5spg. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the British team three years ago.

Ogooluwa Adegboye
Ogooluwa Adegboye
   #7. International point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Unieuro Forli (4-17) in their game against Alma Trieste (15-7) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game Adegboye was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 rebounds and 4 assists. This season Adegboye has very high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 3.0apg. Adegboye is also British national team player.

Akwasi Yeboah
Akwasi Yeboah
   #8. Swingman Akwasi Yeboah (198-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an Stony Brook's surprising victory against the Binghamton University (7-6) crushing them 76-55 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. The State University of New York,Stony Brook has a very good 10-2 conference record this season. There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Yeboah's overall stats are: 8.6ppg and 4.4rpg in 26 games. He used to play for the British U18 national team back in 2014.

Nigel Van Oostrum
Nigel Van Oostrum
   #9. Former U20 international guard Nigel Van Oostrum (196-90, agency: Court Side, college: Park, currently plays in Holland) managed to help Landstede Basketbal Zwolle to win against one of league's weakest teams Rotterdam (3-17) 88-69 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Thursday night. Van Oostrum scored only 2 points and added 5 passes. Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (14-6) is placed third in the Eredivisie. Van Oostrum's total stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.6apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the British U20 national team seven years ago.

Carl Wheatle
Carl Wheatle
   #10. Forward Carl Wheatle (196-98, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an Angelico Biella's victory against the fourth-ranked Treviglio (13-9) 84-80 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Wheatle recorded only 2 points in 22 minutes. Angelico Biella (17-5) is placed first in West group. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Wheatle has been at the team for four years. This season his total stats are: 5.4ppg and 3.0rpg in 21 games. Wheatle is U18 international player who is currently on the British National Team roster.

   #11. International forward Ashley Hamilton (201-88, also represented by Court Side, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Lavrio in their game against PAOK in the Greek A1. He scored only 4 points. His team was defeated 85-80. Hamilton has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 4.2rpg. He plays currently for the British national team.

   #12. U20 international guard Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (190-96, currently studies in the States) contributed to Bradley's shocking victory against the University of Evansville 84-72 in the NCAA last Saturday. Lautier-Ogunleye scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. Lautier-Ogunleye has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg in 25 games. He is also in the roster of the British U20 national team.

   #13. Former international guard Luke Nelson (190-95, is currently at the American university) contributed to an easy victory against the University of California, Riverside 79-60 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Nelson scored 14 points and added 3 passes. Nelson averaged so far 14.9ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg. He used to play for the British national team three years ago.

   #14. Former international power forward Tafari Toney (202-86, currently plays in France) contributed to an UB Chartres' victory against the closely-ranked Saint Vallier 81-72 in the French NM1 (third division) in Friday night's game. Toney was the top player that evening. He scored 17 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 15 minutes. It was his first game for UB Chartres this season. Toney is a naturalized American. He used to play for the British national team back in 2009. Toney played also for Newcastle Eagles in British league.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Jordan Spencer (188-94, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to an Augustana College, SD's shocking victory against the Upper Iowa University 92-87 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. He recorded 13 points and added 8 assists. This season Spencer has very high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 7.0apg and 1.6spg. Spencer 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. Kofi Josephs (198-G-91, college: Fort Lewis, currently plays in Germany) led Hertener Loewen to a victory over the 12th-ranked Frintrop (5-16) 100-82 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Josephs scored 27 points (!!!), had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Hertener Loewen Basketball (9-12) is placed 11th in West group. Josephs has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg.

   #2. Michael Ojo (195-G-89, college: Lehigh, currently plays in Austria) was the major contributor in a Gmunden Swans' victory against the closely-ranked Vienna (10-11) 83-71 in the Austrian A Bundesliga in Monday night's game. Ojo scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. Basket Swans Gmunden (16-6) is placed second in the A Bundesliga. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ojo averaged so far 12.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 3.3apg in six games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Ojo used to play for Airwaves Plymouth Raiders in British league.

   #3. Nicholas Spires (210-C-94, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Malbas (2-23) 89-72 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. Spires scored 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 23 minutes. Sodertalje Kings (16-7) is placed third in the Basketligan. This year Spires' overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.7bpg in 23 games. He has a dual citizenship: British and Swedish.

   #4. Franck Kouagnia (201-F-89, currently plays in Sweden) was the main contributor in Eskilstuna's victory against the third-ranked Helsingborg (7-7) 92-79 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) on Saturday night. Kouagnia was the top player that evening. He had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 13 rebounds in 39 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group BEHS forts. Eskilstuna Basket (10-1) is placed second. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Kouagnia has very impressive stats this year: 20.9ppg, 12.6rpg, 3.3apg and 1.6spg in 16 games. He is another player who holds two passports: British and Cameroonian.

   #5. Alex Aggelakos (197-G/F-94, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Kolossos H Hotels to win against the 11th-ranked Koroivos (6-12) crushing them 86-66 in the Greek A1 in Thursday night's game. Aggelakos scored only 3 points. Kolossos H Hotels (10-8) is placed sixth in the A1. This season Aggelakos averages just 0.9ppg. He has both British and Greek nationalities.

   #6. Edward Alade (206-C, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Navy (10-3) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the Navy was badly defeated 74-55 at home by the Lehigh University. Alade scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Alade has averaged so far 4.7ppg and 3.3rpg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Alade has never played in United Kingdom.

   #7. Andrew Ramirez (188-G-97, currently studies in the States) was not able to help the Hartford in their game against the University of New Hampshire in the NCAA. Despite his good performance last Saturday He scored 12 points. Ramirez has averaged so far 3.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.3apg. He also holds two passports: Spanish and British. Despite Ramirez's British nationality, he previously played for the Spanish U17 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the British team.

   #8. Joshua Palmer (201-F, college: Drury, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Drury University's surprising victory against the Maryville University 68-65 in the NCAA2 in Thursday night's game. Palmer scored 13 points. Palmer averaged so far 11.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg.

   #9. Chris Tawiah (208-C-93, college: Wiley, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for BK Lions Hradec in their game against Basketbal Svitavy in the Czech Republic NBL. He scored 6 points in only 13 minutes. His team lost 76-80. Tawiah has averaged so far 5.6ppg and 6.3rpg in 24 games.

   #10. Deane Williams (203-F-96, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Augusta University win their game against the Lander University 82-66 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Williams has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg.   




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Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among British players playing currently abroad: - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of British players who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88). He led Fukuoka Rizing to a victory over the league outsider Tokyo Big Blue in the Japanese B League D3 in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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