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Exclusive Interview with Jose Calderon - Aug 29, 2014


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VASILIY PERLIEV
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Jose
Manuel
Calderon
Exclusive Interview with Jose Manuel Calderon (190-PG-81)
National team: Spain
Club: New York Knicks (NBA)
Position: Point guard

Connor Sports: What is the first basketball court you can remember playing on?
Jose Manuel Calderon: It was in Villanueva de la Serena in Badajoz, Spain the village where I was born. That was the court on which my father played.
Connor Sports: What is your favourite basketball court?
Jose Manuel Calderon: Madison Square Garden.
Connor Sports: What has been your favourite moment on a basketball court?
Jose Manuel Calderon: Every time that I step out and see everyone cheering on the team. Its an amazing feeling.
Connor Sports: What does it mean to represent your country on the world stage, and how does it compare to playing for a team in the NBA?
Jose Manuel Calderon: Its a different feeling because playing for Spain represents so many people. The peoples excitement makes you feel complete. Its very nice. Club support is limited to a city, but that bond with the fans is very special too.
Connor Sports: What are your expectations for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain?
Jose Manuel Calderon: We want to win the World Cup, as we have said so many times. To achieve that, we know that we must take things on a step-by-step and day-to-day basis. My mission is the same as my teammates to win so we can achieve our goals as a group.
Connor Sports: Who do you think will be your main rivals at the tournament?
Jose Manuel Calderon: There are very good teams and I think its going to be an awesome tournament for the supporters. Brazil, USA, Serbia, Lituania, France, Argentina there are so many.
Connor Sports: Who do you expect to be the star players to emerge at the tournament?

Jose Manuel Calderon: The great thing about these big championships is that there are always going to be players that explode onto the scene. This will be one of the biggest attractions for people following the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Connor Sports: Do you have a message for the Spanish team fans ahead of the tournament?
Jose Manuel Calderon: Without doubt, the most important message of all: Enjoy this World Cup!

Connor Sports has been a Technical Partner of FIBA since 1994 and are the official court provider to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain (30 August - 14 September).
For more information visit www.connorsports.com and follow @connor_sports
  




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Thomas
Massamba
European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 4 - 10 days ago
Group A Bosnia - Sweden 72-88 Sweden overcame Bosnia to climb at 2-2 record in Group A. Thomas Massamba (183-PG-85) delivered 20 points to lead the Scandinavian team. Sweden secured a 44:36 halftime advantage. They held Bosnia to just 36 points in the second half and secured a key victory. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) tossed in 15 points in the win. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 12 points for Bosnia. Slovakia - Armenia 78-92 Armenia fired past Slovakia on the...   [read more]


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World Cup Standings
Group A - EU Pre-QF
 1. Sweden 4-2 
 2. Bosnia 4-2 
 3. Armenia 3-3 
 4. Slovakia 1-5 
Group B - EU Pre-QF
 1. Holland 3-1 
 2. Austria 3-1 
 3. Albania 0-4 
Group C - EU Pre-QF
 1. Estonia 3-1 
 2. Kosovo 2-2 
 3. FYR Macedon. 1-3 
Group D - EU Pre-QF
 1. Bulgaria 4-0 
 2. Belarus 1-3 
 3. Portugal 1-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Boatright, ARM24.2 
 2. Musa, BIH22.8 
 3. Poeltl, AUT20.0 
 4. Theodore, MKD19.5 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD18.8 
 6. Berisha, KOS18.8 
 7. Liutych, BLR17.8 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT17.0 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL16.8 
 10. Veideman, EST15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vezenkov, BUL10.8 
 2. Parakhouski, BLR8.8 
 3. Rancik, SVK8.2 
 4. Fischer, ARM7.8 
 5. Spires, SWE6.8 
 6. Ihring, SVK6.7 
 7. Paliashchuk, BLR6.5 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT6.5 
 9. Kangur, EST6.5 
 10. Norel, NED6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boatright, ARM5.8 
 2. Berisha, KOS5.3 
 3. Kloof, NED5.0 
 4. Marinov, BUL5.0 
 5. Massamba, SWE4.8 
 6. Bost, BUL4.8 
 7. Theodore, MKD4.8 
 8. Lanegger, AUT4.5 
 9. Williams, NED4.5 
 10. Klepeisz, AUT4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. de-Jong, NED2.5 
 2. Hallman, POR2.3 
 3. Gaddefors, SWE2.3 
 4. Bost, BUL2.0 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD2.0 
 6. Voorn, NED1.8 
 7. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 8. Renfroe, BIH1.8 
 9. Boatright, ARM1.7 
 10. Musa, BIH1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Spires, SWE2.3 
 2. Fusek, SVK1.2 
 3. Talts, EST1.0 
 4. Parakhouski, BLR1.0 
 5. Guerreiro, POR1.0 
 6. Shima, ALB0.8 
 7. Poeltl, AUT0.8 
 8. Shoshi, KOS0.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, AUT0.8 
 10. Chrabascz, ARM0.8 
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