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VTB United League Standings
 1 CSKA 3-0 
 2 Khimki 3-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Zenit 2-1 
 5 Avtodor 1-0 
 6 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 7 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 8 Astana 0-2 
 9 Enisey 0-2 
 10 Kalev/Cramo 0-2 
 11 Parma 0-2 
 12 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-2 
 13 VEF Riga 0-2 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Astana
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 26
 1. Carter, Astana26.0 
 2. Gordon, Zenit19.7 
 3. Shved, Khimki18.3 
 4. Lasme, Unics17.5 
 5. Mirkovic, Kalev/Cr.17.5 
 6. Qvale, Lokomotiv17.0 
 7. Babb, Lokomotiv16.0 
 8. Jelovac, N.Novgorod16.0 
 9. Harper, Zenit15.7 
 10. De-Colo, CS.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ike Joseph UDANOH
  Astana
  (203-PF-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Udanoh, Astana12.0 
 2. Gordon, Zenit10.7 
 3. Gubanov, N.Novgorod9.0 
 4. Jelovac, N.Novgorod8.0 
 5. Carter, Astana7.5 
 6. Klimenko, Avtodor7.0 
 7. Collins, Lokomotiv7.0 
 8. Lasme, Unics6.5 
 9. Broekhoff, Lokom.6.0 
 10. Hummer, Avtodor6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan MARKOVIC
  Khimki
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Markovic, Khimki6.3 
 2. Frazier, Avtodor6.0 
 3. Strebkov, N.Nov.6.0 
 4. Miller-M., Parma6.0 
 5. Mirkovic, Kalev/Cr.5.5 
 6. Scott, VEF Riga5.5 
 7. Reynolds, Zenit5.5 
 8. Ponkrashov, Unics5.5 
 9. Perez-K., VEF R.5.0 
 10. Colom, Unics5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitry KHVOSTOV
  Lokom.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Khvostov, Lokom.3.0 
 2. Hummer, Avtodor2.0 
 3. Frazier, Avtodor2.0 
 4. Antipov, Lokomotiv2.0 
 5. Jenkins, Khimki2.0 
 6. Robinson, Avtodor2.0 
 7. Robinson, Khimki2.0 
 8. Sheleketo, Avtodor2.0 
 9. Udanoh, Astana2.0 
 10. Uzinskiy, N.Nov.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Unics
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lasme, Unics3.0 
 2. Thomas, Khimki1.7 
 3. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.5 
 4. Hunter, CSKA1.5 
 5. Udanoh, Astana1.5 
 6. Kravish, Tsmoki-Minsk1.0 
 7. Clarke, Avtodor1.0 
 8. Collins, Lokomotiv1.0 
 9. Gromovs, VEF Riga1.0 
 10. Gubanov, N.Novgorod1.0 

Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Kalev/Cramo 57% Oct.23 Parma
Zenit 95% Oct.22 VEF Riga
Tsmoki-Minsk 57% Oct.22 Astana
CSKA 64% Oct.22 Avtodor
Lokomotiv 51% Oct.21 Unics
Enisey Oct.21 N.Novgorod 96%
VEF Riga welcomes back Janicenoks - Aug 25, 2017


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Kristaps
Janicenoks
VEF Riga (LBL) tabbed experienced 34-year old international forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-93kg-83). It is actually his comeback to Riga as he has played here before. Janicenoks has played for the last three years at BK Ventspils in the LBL. In 26 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.1apg last season. Janicenoks helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Janicenoks also played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg. Janicenoks was selected to Latvian League All-Star Game in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Janicenoks has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2002 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001.
He represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 51.9%, FT: 72.7%.
Janicenoks is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Germany (Telekom Baskets) and Italy (Umana Venezia, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, BancaTercas and Betaland Cdo).
Let's have closer look into Janicenoks' outlook: Typical offensive oriented player. Good shot from any range including 3-point line. A really good ball-handler, can drive to the hoop and finish with a variety of solutions. Uses well both hands. Knows how to pass the ball, but he tends to be a little selfish. Needs to improve his defensive mentality.

VEF Riga roster for 2017-2018:

Guards:
Artis Ate
Antwan Scott
Alexander Perez_Kaufmann

Forward:
Kristaps Janicenoks

Center:
Klavs Cavars

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Latvia   




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