EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/13/2007Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
Bakersfield, CA - Former Texas Tycoon O'Neal Mims (6'10''-F-83, college: Angelo St.) is helping his new team, Bakersfield Jam, in the D-League this season. Mims who helped lead the Texas Tycoons to the ABA Final last season and 25 league victories came off the bench for the Jam and in just over 23 minutes was 3-4 from the field en route to a 7 point, 6 rebound, and 3 block performance in the Jam's 119-105 victory over the Anaheim Arsenal in D-League action Saturday Night. Some scouts draw a parallel in some aspects to Mims' game and that of former Jim Harrick Forward Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island). Harrick, now the head coach for Bakersfield, coached Odom at Rhode Island. Mims at 6'10 has guard skills and can put the ball on the floor and run the court and finish over bigs. Mims is hoping to take his game to the next level with the training he is receiving from his head coach. You can get more information on the Bakersfield Jam at www.nba.com/dleague/bakersfield
Desoto TX - After another convincing win at home against the West Texas Whirlwinds this past saturday, the Texas Tycoons are now 6-1 and have their eyes set on a new yet familiar opponent for this upcoming Satuday's home game. The Texas Tycoons prepare themselves to meet the UBL Wranglers, in what will be the first ever cross league play between the ABA and the UBL. The UBL Wranglers are a known rival to the Texas Tycoons as they met a number of times in the southern division last season, when the now UBL Wranglers played in the ABA as the Waco Wranglers. Despite the change in leagues, their is no love lost between these two squads, as a battle for bragging rights and an old rivalry is on the line.
When asked about the game, Coach Ozzie Denson was quoted as saying "This is a good affiliation that we have between the two organizations, the Texas Tycoons and the UBL Wranglers that are both two highly competitive teams in two of the best minor leagues in the country, the ABA and the UBL. This is a great opportunity being the first game ever to take place between the two leagues (the ABA and the UBL) and we are proud to be representing our league. When it comes down to it this is about basketball, and the Tycoons and the UBL Wranglers are two organizations that are all about basketball. This is not only going to be the first game between the two leagues, but we are looking forward to many more, we want many more. This is a great rivalry, and it will continue as you see regardless, becuase it is all about basketball."
The UBL Wranglers bring a lot of talent to the table including guard Reggie Griffin (6'4''-G-75, college: Louisiana Monroe), who worked out with the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers and dropped 50pts on the Tycoons in one of last seasons many match ups. Guard Rob Giesey (5'10''-G-82) can also really stroke the ball from the 3pt arc, and the rest of the Wranglers backcourt really like to push the tempo, and play an up and down game.
The Tycoons come off their saturday victory at home vs West Texas with a 42 point victory and a final score of 124 to 82. Many new faces were seen on the court for the Tycoons, as they brought up players from their developmental and practice squads to play and suit up for the first time this season. With the Tycoons starters only playing about 12 minutes of the games, Head Coach Jean-Paul Afif was able to really involve his entire bench and get some of his younger players involved.
Developmental squad rookie Michael Cooks (6'2''-G) showed why he is affiliated with the Tycoons organization as he played hard tough nosed defense and Tycoons hustle basketball on both ends of the floor. Ty Thomas (6'6''-F, college: Concordia-St.Paul) (6'6''-F, college: Concordia-St.Paul) and Jonathan Young (6'3''-G-84, college: Schreiner) (6'3''-G-84, college: Schreiner) lead all scorers with 20pts a piece, followed closely by newcomer Steven Dunn who contributed to the team philosophy with 7 assists to go with his 16pts. Forward Randall Williams (6'8''-F/C-82, college: Tarleton St.) (6'8''-F/C-82, college: Tarleton St.) owned the glass pulling down 11 rebounds and chipping in 14 pts. Other notable Tycoons stats for the game Donald Gray (6'6''-F-84, college: N.Mexico Highlands) (6'6''-F-84, college: N.Mexico Highlands) 12pts, Chris Johnson (6'2''-G, college: Tarleton St.) (6'2''-G, college: Tarleton St.) 10pts, Othello Alford (5'11''-G-84, college: SW Oklahoma St.) 8pts. Starters Mario Kinsey (6'2''-G-82, college: Sam Houston St.) (6'2''-G-82, college: Sam Houston St.), and Tyrone Rayson (6'6''-F-80, college: East Central) (6'6''-F-80, college: East Central) were happy to see the younger guys playing and competing both chipped in 6pts a peice in 8 minutes of play. Aaron Bowser (6'2''-G-84, college: Southwestern) dropped three 3pt baskets for 9pts, Michael Cooks 4pts, and starter Melvin Mitchell (6'2''-G, college: Cameron) (6'2''-G, college: Cameron) led all players with 9 assists and a basket in 15 minutes of play.
Tycoons were withouth starting Forward Jai Pradia (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.) (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.) (6'6''-F-79, college: Pittsburg St.), and starting guard Brandon Lee (6'2''-G, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Tarleton St.) (6'2''-G, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Tarleton St.).
Texas Tycoons next home game is this Saturday December 15, 2007 vs the UBL Wranglers, in the First Ever Cross League UBL-ABA play. Tip off is at 7:15pm DeSoto Town Center 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115 visit us at www.txtycoons.com for more information.
In very dramatic game, Igokea Partizan was better than Leotar. Vujacic (Leotar) is first scorer of game with 22 point. Best in Igokea Partizan is Alton Ford with 15.
Canceled game from 7TH round:
SL IAT Leotar - Igokea Partizan 68:70
(14:18, 24:19, 11:17, 19:16)
Trebinje, SD "Bregovi", Att.: 1.500; Ref: Bijedic, Bilic, Drmic
LEOTAR: Trivunovic 14, Setencic, Aleksic, Vujacic 22, Radulovic, Gilic 11, Kovacevic 2, Radovanovic 9, Ninkovic, Skoko, Jevdjic 6, Ivanovic 4
IGOKEA PARTIZAN: Tosic 7, Subara, Ford 15, Djurica, Vucurovic 12, Cup 12, Wright, Djogo 11, Kovacevic 11, Adamovic 2
Korisliiga, Round 17: Three games tonight. KTP (Kotka) cannot win Kauhajoki (the newcomer) this season. Kauhajoki won the first game ever on Top League
in Kotka on Oct 26, when hosting KTP lost by 16 pts (77-93). Tonight KTP visited in Kauhajoki, where local Karhu was stronger again winning by 14 pts
104-90. Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) led Karhu with 25 pts. Kauhajoki won also the rbs 40-29. American G Jermaine Spivey (189-G-72, agency: Warren Sports, college: New Orleans) was KTP's leading scorer and rebounder (19/6)!
YMCA Lahti and Korihait from Uusikaupunki scored together only 120 points, when Lahti beat Korihait 64-56. Both teams had difficulties especially when shooting
behind the arc. YMCA Lahti made just one (1) 3-pointer out of 14 (7,1%) and Korihait one (1) 3-pointer out of 17 (5,9 %) shots! Team Componenta (Karkkila) scored only 70 pts when meeting Kataja from Joensuu. That was not enough, when visitor Kataja scored 80 pts. "Old fox" Martti Kuisma (208-C/F-70, college: Florida) made a come back to the Top level and scored at once in his first contest 13 pts in 19 minutes. Kataja really needed those pts.
Kauhajoki - KTP 104-90 (45-42) (Mario Porter 25, Darryl Hudson 22 - Jermaine Spivey 19, Pasi Heinonen 16).
YMCA Lahti - Korihait 64-56 (25-21) (Pierre Jallow 17/10, Ville Makalainen 17 - Glenn Stokes 18, Darius Glover 13).
Team Componenta - Kataja 70-80 (35-42) (Nick Wallery 21/13, Jarno Nissinen 17 - Louis Hinnant 24, Andre Foreman 15).
Falco KC-Szombathely - Albacomp 90-78 (18-16, 26-19, 24-12, 22-31)
ATOMERŐMŰ SE - SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK 89-54
(29-12, 20-14, 27-18, 13-10)
Paks, Att.: 1.000, Referees: Foldhazi, Kapitany, Marton L.
ATOMERŐMŰ: Zalan Meszaros (190-G-74) 6/3, Murry 7/3, Kiss Zs. 11/3, Istvan Panta (203-C/F-78) 17/3, Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) 24, Zoltan Horvath (207-F/C-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 18/3, Gray 3, Medve, Csaplar-Nagy E., Morgen 3/3, Horanyi, Coach: Sabali Balazs
SZOLNOK: Thomas Kelley (188-G-76, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Michigan St.) 18/9, Cziczas 3/3, Hollins 8/3, Harazin 3, Lopatka 3, Molnar A. 8/3, Cseh 7/3, Toth V. 2, Kovacs D., Gal, Szabo P. 2, Coach: Por Peter
PVSK-EXPO CENTER PECS - ZALAKERAMIA-ZTE KK 73-72
(18-20, 16-19, 10-20, 29-13)
Pecs, Att.: 2.000, Referees: Adam, Kothay, Franyo
PVSK: Wittmann 10, Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) 22/15, Denes 5/3, Grebenar 12, Czigler 2, Lapov 10/3, Aleksic 6, Kutasi 2, Toth N. 4, Hosszu, Coach: Stojan Ivkovic
ZTE: Vladimir Miskovic (188-G-78) 21/12, Mark Walters (188-G-82, agency: Warren Sports, college: N.Mexico) 17/6, Kaman 7/3, Garma 6, Rafael Keresztes (211-C/F-79) 8, Gaspar, Toth A. 4, Simon L. 9/3, Baki, Coach: Nikola Lazic
BODROGI BAU-VASARHELYI KOSARSULI - UNIVER KSE 73-81
(15-18, 20-22, 19-19, 19-22)
Hodmezővasarhely, Att.: 400, Referees: Valovits, Gal J., Balogh L.
VASARHELY: Drahos 16/9, Brooks 20/12, Robert Kovats (199-F-84) 10/3, Freeman 14/6, Gemes 12/3, Boszormenyi 1, Mate, Coach: Czuprak Laszlo
KECSKEMET: Sigurdarson 5, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81, agency: FCM) 14/9, Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty) 24, Jefferson 17, Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 18/12, Vida, Csorvasi 3, Toth P., Halmai, Coach: Zsoldos Andras
MAFC - KAPOSVARI KK 90-85
(25-20, 21-22, 22-25, 22-18)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 350, Referees: Forrai, Kiraly, dr. Szakall
MAFC: Young 7, Jermaine Thomas 19/3, Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) 13/3, Fulop 6, Henrik Gobi (206-C-71, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 26/3, Vavra A. 8/3, Wehner 9/6, Kecskes, Kolarics 2, Coach: Dinnyes Attila
KAPOSVAR: Quinton Day (185-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mo.-Kansas City) 21/6, Szőke 8, Edwards, Roland Hendlein (201-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 22/9, Laszlo Orosz (207-C-71, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17, Csirke 9, Vojvoda 8, Tomosvary, Kiss K, Coach: Horvath Imre
Coach Yoo Do Hoon KT&G has done a remarkable Job in his first
Season taking over the head coaching Job late last year and making good
On his draft picks Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.) and
Cummings T.J. (204-F-81, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UCLA).
In a battle for 2nd place with identicle records KT&G topped KCC
78-70 as KCC hosted KT&G from Anyoung. KT&G record stands at 14-7
While KCC moves into 3rd place with a record of 13-8.
LG Sakers moved back up a few places with a win over Dague Orions 78-64
SK Knights and Samsung Thunders Round out the 5th and 6th places as KTF & ET
BlackSlamer tie for 7th place noted at 10 wins and 11 losses both.
Orions and Mobis Round out the Scale of the Ten Teams at 9 and tenth Place
Both having previous wins going in the 3rd Round of play.
In Uleb Cup, Besiktas won against Ventspils 84-77. Christian Dalmau played 36 minutes and He scored 9 points (1/8 2pts 1/4 3pts, 4/4 FT) with 3 rebs and 6 assts. Rick Apodaca played 32 minutes with 5 points (1/5 2pts, 1/4 3pts) and 4 rebs. Besiktas is the best team of the Group B with a 6-0 standings.
Turow is also the best team of his group with a 5-1 standings. Turow won in Holland against Eiffeltower Den Bosch 77-70. For Andres Rodriguez 30 minutes with 5pts(1/2 2pts, 0/4 3pts, 3/3 FT) 2 rebs and 3 assts.
It is more than a rumor, AEK Athens is interested in Filiberto Rivera, "our Boricua" in Naples. It is possible that the playmaker will leave Naples and He will sign in Greece with AEK Athens, one of the most ambitious teams in Greece. In Italy, Filiberto Rivera played 13 games with 10,1 pts per game (48% 2pts, 29% 3pts, 78% FT) 2,3 rebs per game and 3,3 assists per game.
First B League
Vujic Metalac - Vrbas 88-79 (Marojevic 19 - Gagovic 22)
Proleter Naftagas - Crnokosa 88-83 (Dzeverdanovic 21 - Micevic 18)
FMP 2 - Zeleznicar 101-75 (Dimic 17, Subotic 16 - Cupkovic 25)
Sloboda - Vojvodina Zlatiborac 94-104 OT (Ljubojevic 37 - Hajdukovic 17)
Tamis Petrohemija - Beovuk 72 86-64 (Mihajlovic 26 - Bulatovic 15)
Beograd - Kotez Bambi 93-78 (Bojovic 18, Mitrovic 18 - Djordjevic 22)
Kikinda - Prva Petoletka 90-63 (Cubrilo 26 - Milosevic 20)
First Serbian League - North
Topola - Sport Key 65-88 (Grabovickic 16 - Savic 37, Ivosev 17)
Grocka - Partizan 2 60-81 (Maksimovic 13 - Riznic 20, Vlahovic 18)
Radnicki (Bg) - Superfund BP 87-90 (Bjelica D. 29 - Djuric 28)
Zemun Lasta - FKL Temerin 90-78 (Petric 16 - Samojlovic 14, Grahovac 14)
Polet Keramika - Radnicki (Ob) 73-80
Viva Basket - Spartak 78-60
Srem - Mladost (Ze) 87-105 (Popadic 19 - Jankovic 27, Krusevac 20)
First Serbian League - South
Novi Pazar - Goc 101-59 (Latifovic 29, Hadzeric 19 - Barlov 16)
Jablanica - Nis 87-78 (Bubalo 24, Denic 19 - Stojev 15)
Bor RTB - Pirot 94-73 (Rasic 22 - Todorovic 14)
Maraton Atlantik - Mladost (Za) 90-67 (Pavlovic 24 - Veljkovic 27)
Krusevac - Svilajnac Kompo 89-82 (Misic 27 - Mandic 34, Lalovic 27)
Mladost (Ca) - Zlatibor 90-76 (Dukanac 25 - Bogojevic 16, Pantovic 16)
Napredak Maksi-Ko - Prokuplje 79-74 (Petrovic 18 - Krsmanovic 30)
Tomo Krasevec stepped down as coach of Kraski zidar Jadran due a bad results (2-7) to be replaced by Croatian Drazen Brajkovic . .
Virgin Islands National team member: Ja Ja Richards (207-C-75, agency: EM-PA, college: Loyola, IL), Jameel Heywood (198-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Oklahoma) and Kevin Sheppard (182-G-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Jacksonville) were included today in drawings of "common players" in the Superior Basketball League (BSN).
All three have played in past tournaments on the island as an import or as replacement players.
Richards debuted in 1999 with los Gallitos de Isabela and again in 2005 and was one of the better rebounders and shot blockers in the league. Presently Richards is playing with the Miami Tropics of the Americas League. Brasil, Venezuela, Turkey and Ukraine have been stops in Richard's career.
Sheppard appeared in the BSN in 2004 with Isabela, Guaynabo (2006) and Coamo (2007). Sheppard also has a wealth of international experience with stints in Israel, Argentina and Venezuela.
Finally, Heywood, a graduate of Oklahoma, made his debut in 2001 with los Leones de Ponce. Heywood also suited up with Arecibo, Carolina and Isabela. Heywood also has a wealth of international experience stemming from play in Chile, Uruguay, Poland, Argentina and Venezuela.
The drafting of “Common players” will be carried out January 19 and each team has the right to choose an athlete.
This will be the first time that this type of player imported, to which the BSN calls "Common", will participate in the Puerto Rican tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL ABROAD
Boyd Anderson 76, Coconut Creek 33: Senior 6-7 forward Ivan Aska had a game-high 18 points and 17 rebounds as the Cobras cruised.
CCreek: Frye 8, Fleurima 6, Desamour 2, Covin 4, Fortune 2, Berry 2, D. Williams 9. BA (7-1): B. Bynes 10, Davis 2, Irving 11, Gaines 14, Mills 8, Smith 8, Davin 2, Elliott 3, Aska 18. Halftime: BA 37-18. Three-pointers: B. Bynes 1, Williams 1. Rebounds: Aska 17. Assists: Davis 5. Steals: Flood 5.
Savaria BC Szombathely - BSE 47:103
(8:20; 15:31; 8:34; 16:18)
Savaria: Billy Jonee 13 (9 rebounds), Viktoria Szabo 14/6
BSE: Castillo Iglesias 18/6 (7 steals, 5 assists), Zuleira Aties 18 (10 rebounds), Orsolya Zsovar 10/6 (6 assists), Gabriella Kiss 13/3 (3 steals, 2 assists), Diana Furesz 17/9 (5 rebounds, 4 steals)
Kanizsai Vadmacskak - Szolnoki NKK 35:71
(18:19; 9:16; 2:24; 6:13)
Kanizsa: Zsofia Varga 16/3, Ana Puric 10 (6 rebounds, 4 assists)
Szolnok: Angela Djelmis 12/6, Rita Hegedus 10, Magdalena Kozdron 19/15
Cegledi EKK - Atomeromu Szekszard 64:74
(13:19; 13:22; 21:21; 17:12)
Mizo Pecs 2010 - MKB Euroleasing Sopron 81:61
(27:17; 13:17; 27:16; 14:11)
Pecs: Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.) 16/15 (8 assists), Zsofia Fegyverneky (178-G-84) 10 (8 rebounds), Emilija Podrug 10 (9 rebounds, 5 assists), Graziane Coelho 18/3, Anna Vajda 13/3
Sopron: Dora Horti (195-C-87) 11, Barbara Semsei 10/6
Zala Volan ZTE - BEAC Ujbuda 82:50
(20:15; 23:18; 17:6; 22:11)
Zala Volan: Nikolett Turoczi (187-F/C-80) 29 (16 rebounds), Lidiya Milkova 14 (7 rebounds)
BEAC: Melinda Bagi 16, Krisztina Sule 12
Seat Foton Gyor - Vasas Csata 82:63
(23:13; 29:21; 14:10; 16:19)
Gyor: Zsuzsanna Horvath 12/3 (12 rebounds), Ildiko Szakacs 12, Rita Varga 16/3, Ilena Borecka 12/9
Vasas: Zsofia Koncz (184-F-85) 18/9 (6 rebounds), Judit Fritz 15/3
Team of the round
Dalma Ivanyi - Zsofia Fegyverneky - Zsofia Koncz - Nikolett Turoczi - Dora Horti