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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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 

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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%
Freimanis comes back to VEF Riga - Oct 4, 2017

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VEF Riga (LBL) added to their roster 29-year old Latvian international power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-106kg-88, agency: Alti Sport). It is actually his comeback to Riga as he has played here before. Freimanis played last season at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league. He managed to play in three leagues last year. In 30 BSL games he recorded 12.9ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.0apg. Freimanis also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 12.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the quarterfinals. And finally Freimanis contributed to 16 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 10.4ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (15-16) season Freimanis played at Kalev/Cramo in Estonian Alexela KML. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 Alexela KML games he got 14.7ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1apg. Freimanis contributed to his team winning the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to All-Estonian League 2nd Team and All-Bosmans Team. Freimanis also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 9.7ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.0apg. And finally he contributed to 30 games in VTB United League where he got impressive 16.2ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Freimanis was voted All-Spanish LEB Silver Bosman Player of the Year back in 2010.
He has been also a member of Latvian international program for some years. Freimanis has regularly played for Latvian senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team between 2007 and 2008.
He also represented Latvia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 8.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 6.3%, FT: 57.1%.
Freimanis is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy (Sutor Montegranaro), Russia (Unics Kazan), Ukraine (Khimik), Spain (Baskonia, Magia_Huesca, Girona FC, Gipuzkoa and Baloncesto Sevilla 2nd team) and Latvia (ASK/Juniors and ASK Riga).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Rolands is an efficient scorer on the offensive end with a developing insideout game. Loves to run the floor and has good footwork. His ability to shoot, ballhandle, pass, run the court, rebound makes him very intriguing big man. Fundamentally sound, Rolands is learning to play on perimeter and improving his 3pt percentage. His outside shot has both range and consistency (200910 season shot 58.5% 2PT and 37% 3PT). He is fairly comfortable facing up and taking defenders off the dribble. Can get to the basket off the dribble and finish in traffic. Excellent in pick and roll, both as rolling to the basket or poping out. Working out of the high post, he is a difficult matchup because of his ability to shoot and because he can put the ball on the floor. Rolands also shows the toughness to play inside with contact. His athleticism, length and versatility make him a perfect faceup power forward for European basketball.
Solid rebounder and defender. Rolands is playing mainly PF, but can also spend some time at SF and C. A late bloomer, who still has a lot of potential and upside left

By Eurobasket Data Center

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