EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/28/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
Division A Standings|
Korisliiga, Round 7: On Monday night's TV-game Pyrinto (Tampere) defeated ToPo (Helsinki) 92-76 (47-27). Quarters: 30-15, 17-12, 21-19, 24-30. Already the
opening quarter was telling the plot of the contest. Pyrinto was so much better tonight. Pyrinto had five players in double figures (ToPo only two). Chris Hester (192-G-79, college: E.Washington) and Kurtis Rice (198-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Charleston So.) netted both 16 pts for hosts. Antero Lehto (184-G-84) with his face mask added 14 pts. ToPo was shooting FTs 48,1 % (13/27)! Only James Allen (194-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) (16 pts/11 rbs) and Isaac Spencer (198-F-78, agency: Tank Sports, college: Murray St.) (16) were over 10 pts. Robert Epps (201-F-79, agency: Tank Sports, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) DNP (jaw fracture).
Pyrinto - ToPo 92-76 (47-27) (Chris Hester 16, Kurtis Rice 16, Antero Lehto 14 - James Allen 16/11, Isaac Spencer 16).
SOPRONI SORDOGOK - SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK 102-80
(23-17, 34-21, 33-18, 12-24)
Sopron, Att.: 1000, Referees: Cziffra Cs., Bognar T., Toth K.
SOPRON: Alvin Cruz (186-G-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Niagara) 15, David Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 14/9, COUSINARD 20/9, Gergely Kortelyesi (203-C-83, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/3, Boldizsar 7/3, Halmai 3/3, Horanyi, Kovats, Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88, agency: FCM) 15, Zsolt Vesztergom (194-G/F-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/3, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert
SZOLNOK: Jerome Coleman (185-G-81, agency: CAA Sports, college: Rutgers) 17/3, Robert GAAL 14/6, Cziczas 6/6, Jurkunas 6/3, Basit 2, Cseh 10/6, Szabo P. 5/3, Toth V., Harazin 10, Taylor 10/6, Coach: Por Peter
Univer KSE - Albacomp 91-95
(20-25, 30-18, 19-27, 22-25)
Univer: DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) 23/12, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) 22/9, Dale 11/3, Klaiber 16, Szabo Zs. 8/6, Toth P. 9/3, Horti 2, Coach: Zsoldos Andras
Albacomp: Hanga 4, Doyne 16, Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72, agency: Beo Basket) 19/6, Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) 28/18, Morrison 14, Simon 14, Soos, Keller, Coach: Persztegi-Nagy Akos
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Musel Pikes 90 - Heffingen 71Remich, Luxembourg
Musel Pikes came strong and fast out of the blocks and blew Heffingen out of their gym in the first half yesterday in Remich going in at intermission up by 22 and coasted to a 90-71 road win. With the victory, Musel Pikes improves to 4-0 and takes sole possession of the lead in the DBBL. Samy Picard (195-F-88) led all scorers with 32 points. Guy Schmit had 19 and Laurent Schwartz 10 for Pikes. Christopher Braier (195-F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Lawrence) was held to season low 5 points, but he ripped down 20 rebounds and added 4 assists. Musel Pikes shot well from the field (52%) but struggled at the free throw line which seems to be their only weakness after 4 outings.
Heffingen's Jay Anderson (206-F-81, college: Oregon)(18 points, 13 rebs) took only 15(25%) of his team's total 58 shots attempted. He struggled from downtown where he was only 1/5, but 5/10 from inside the three point line. Camille Feltes offered 11 points and Manou Scholtus along with Joel Thesen added 10 each. On Heffingen is going to be in big trouble again as they head for Bertrange to face Sparta(3-1) on Friday, October 31. Musel Pikes will be entertaining Contern(1-3) on Sunday, November 2nd.
Musel Pikes: 30 field goals, 11 three pointers, 19 of 33 free throws, 34 rebounds, 15 fouls and 16 turnovers
Picard 32, Braier 5, G. Scmit 19, Schwartz 10, Kox 6, also Altmann, C. Dentzer 4, R. Dentzer 6, Kirch 5, Muller 1 and C. Schmit 2
Heffingen: 24 field goals, 9 three pointers, 14 for 18 free throws, 26 rebounds, 24 fouls, and 20 turnovers
Anderson 18, J. Thesen 10, Zender, Scholtus 10, D. Weyrich 5, also Feltes 11, M. Weyrich 4, K. Thesen 6, C. Weyrich 4, and Hetto.
Score by quarters: 1st Q 31-19, Halftime 58-36, 3rd Q 77-52, Final 90-71
|PAN ARAB GAMES|
* Sunday 26/10:
Jordan 84 - Syria 58 (Qs: 17-13, 42-32, 63-42 & 84-58)
Tunisia 81 - Saudi Arabia 53 (Qs: 16-17, 40-32, 62-42 & 81-53)
Morocco 110 - Sudan 51 (Qs: 28-18, 48-24, 80-42 & 110-51)
Algeria 83 - Libya 68 (Qs: 28-17, 46-33, 62-49 & 83-68)
* The Sierra Leonean player Alpha Bangura (197-F/G-80, college: St.John's) is playing with Libya National Team under the name of 'Al Fateh Mohammed', The player received the Libyan passport before few days only...
- Group A:
- Group B:
Saudi Arabia 1-1
# Day 3 - 18th Arab Cup:
Jordan X Sudan
Syria X Egypt
Tunisia X Libya
|1B Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Becin, Proleter 25.0|
2 Mitrovic, Beograd 22.5
3 Kruscic, Beograd 21.0
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Knezevic, Vojvodina 8.3|
2 Dukanac, Mladost 8.0
3 Vujacic, Vrbas 7.7
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Markovic, Vrbas 9.7|
2 Zarkovic, Proleter 9.3
3 Bajic, Vrbas 5.3
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Dukanac, Mladost 4.3|
2 Dragijevic, Beuvuk 3.7
3 Vulin, Proleter 3.3
|1 Mitrovic, Beograd 30.3|
2 Becin, Proleter 27.8
3 Zarkovic, Proleter 21.3
Power forward of Serbian National Team Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) and his Cajasol Sevilla finally grabbed the first win in strong ACB league. It was not the home one nor against the some of the lower ranked teams. It was wonderful over time victory against Real in Madrid 109-116. Savanovic demonstrated great performance for the winners collecting 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for 39 minutes (the most in his team). Interesting is that on the other side Louis Bullock and Felipe Reyes scored 50 points together.
Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) and his Tau Ceramica suffered surprising defeat 75-62 against Bruesa on the road. The host team totally dominated in the first half ending it 43-26. Rakocevic was the best scorer in his team with 16 points for 26 minutes. Bojan Popovic (190-G-83, agency: Beo Basket) had 2 points in Bruesa. In the next round Tau will meet Real Madrid while Bruesa will take on Bilbao.
Petar Popovic (211-C-79) and his Estudiantes lost at home vs Gran Canaria 66-86. Popovic scored 14 points for the hosts, which stay on 1 win in 5 games.
Former NT point guard Vule Avdalovic (189-G-81, agency: Beo Basket), who fully recovered from serious knee injury which he sustained in November 2007, got 11 minutes against ViveMenorca but unfortunately his Pamesa Valencia faced with the second defeat this season 62-70. Avdalovic managed to score 2 points. Pamesa's next rival is Ricoh Manresa.
Dongbu Promy The KBL 2007-08 Champions will Host
The KT&G Kites Friday Nov 31 as the KBL season begins,
Okosa Reggie (206-F/C-80, agency: Passing Lane, college: La Salle) has returned for his 2nd season along with new import
White Wendell (198-G-84, college: UNLV) begining his 1st season in Korea's KBL.
KT&G has a new head coach Lee SunBoom who replaces Yoo Do Hoon
Who led the kites to the play-off's last season with a record of 30-24,
Dongbu last season's record of 38-16 will try and Defend its Crown
The Kites return Chandler Marquin (202-F-82, college: San Jose St.)
and last years player and new member from LG Sakers
Warner Calvin who is new to the Kites, The Regular season for the other 9
Teams will start Nov 1st and end March 22nd.
|Basketligan Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Tyrone Levett 24.0|
2 George Gervin 22.5
3 Andrew Mitchell 21.5
4 Johan Akesson 19.3
5 Michael Palm 19.1
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Ryan Mc Dade 11.8|
2 Jonathan Moore 9.0
3 Michael Palm 8.8
4 Pedro Cipriano 8.2
5 Danny Gathings 7.8
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Hakan Larsson 6.6|
2 Michael Bree 6.4
3 Dennis Springs 6.0
4 Thomas Massamba 4.8
5 Thomas Jackson 4.4
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Andrew Mitchell 3.3|
2 Antonio Kellogg 3.3
3 Min. Budzinauskas 3.2
4 Juha Sten 3.0
5 Jermaine Flowers 2.8
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
The NBA season is few days from starting and I ran into lists that ranked Tim Duncan as the best power forward ever. So, I wonder how would a Virgin Islands list look with players from over the past 50 years. Constructing such a list was very difficult especially when it comes to comparing eras. Every generation thinks their players are the best and the most gifted. Therefore, I used FIBA rules or definition of what is a Virgin Islander and I gave major points to players that won some sort of Championship or medals in international play. I also used the obvious test, eye-test when comparing players from over the past 20 years. Just because someone hasnt played in bigger and stronger league does not make him a weaker player. I was fair and deliberate in making my placements. I chose 21 players because its Duncans number. I hope you enjoy.
21. Frank Elegar: The future or present of the Virgin Islands Basketball. Only 21 years old, Elegar has signed with German team Bremerhaven and has left Drexel University 15th all time in scoring and rebounding. His presence on the national team raised VI status in the world.
20. Rudy Milligan: Holds the record for the longest career, 40 years. Milligan was inducted to the University of the Virgin Islands hall of fame and has played for 15 years on various V.I. National teams (1966-1981).
19. Sylvester Charles: Syl was an All American at Dunbar HS in DC. He originally signed with Wake Forest then promptly transferred to Old Dominion. Charles helped ODU (23-8) win the Sun Belt Champion during the 1985-86 season. Charles played on the VI national team in 85 and again in 2004.
18. Jason Edwin: Edwin put on a show during the 2007 Tournament of Americas that was held in Las Vegas. The V.I. did not win a game but his offensive brilliance put him on a different level. The 6-foot-6 guard had a 32-point performance against Venezuela followed up by brilliant efforts versus Canada and Brazil. He followed up that effort with another sizzling summer as the Virgin Islands won the silver medal in Centro Basket 2008.
17.Firtzroy 'FiFi' Brow: Brow holds the career blocked shot record at Virginia Tech University (251). The 6-foot-11 center was also named Defensive player of they year in Puerto Rico's Superior League in 1989, 1990 & 1992.
16.Robert 'X' Gumbs: Although he never left the Virgin Islands, Gumbs dominated the collegiate players that played in the St. Thomas Amateur Basketball League. He once scored 78 points in a game and is arguably one of the top three players to ever play on St. Thomas.
15. Danny Cornelius: Cornelius played at St. Johns University for three seasons (1966-1969) but that was not his most important contribution. He was a legendary coach at Central High School and he has created a great coaching tradition
14. Irving Mulcare played for North Carolina A&T College in the 60s. He had a whopping average of 13.7 rebounds during the 1964-65 season. Mulcare was a member of the first Virgin Islands Senior mens national team.
13. Arthur Gutu Solomon: Was one of the best big men the V.I. has ever produced. He first attended Texas El Paso and decided to transfer to Morgan State (73-75).
12. Kevin Sheppard: The age of Sheppard has brought the Virgin Islands medals. The most medals in our young history. Sheppard has brought the V.I. to two silver medals in CentroBasket, A gold and silver medal in CBC. Sheppard, a graduate of Jacksonville University, did all of this without attending a big name named school. He was named to the second team All Atlantic Sun as a senior. However he most known on St. Croix as the president of the Choices Basketball Association.
11. Will 'Peewee' Petersen: Petersen is third on the NCAA Division III list at 2,553 points, averaging 22.0 per outing at St. Andrews College. Known as 'Never,' Petersen never encountered a shot he thought he couldn't make. He was very instrumental in the V.I.s only win over Brazil.
10. Ray Hodge: Hodge was the first player to be drafted by an NBA team. In 1970 the New York Knicks selected him in round seven. The graduate of Wagner College, first made a splash with the national team in the Central American and Caribbean Games that was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1966. The VI team finished in fifth place in front of the Dominican Republic, Barbados and El Salvador. Several people call him an exclusive talent.
09. Leon Trimmingham: If you are on the Coca Coal Can, you must be doing something right. Trimingham was featured on the Always Jammin series when he played professionally in Australia. Trimmingham finished his collegiate career with 2,023 points, the fourth highest total Briar Cliff University. He led the Chargers to an overall record of 79-16 with three national tournament appearances in three seasons after spending his freshman year at American University in Puerto Rico. In 1994, Trimmignham laced it up for the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL) He was named to the first All-League team after averaging 27.0 ppg and 10.7 rpg. In 1995, he averaged 27.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 2.2 bpg, finishing in the top five in the league in all three categories and was named second-team All-NBL.
08. Cuthbert 'Cuffy' Victor: Victor was the Ohio Valley Conference regular season player of the year and tournament MVP as a senior. He averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds on 62% FG shooting and is Murray State's all-time leading shot blocker at only 6-foot-5. The stat sheet stuffer has played four seasons in the Spanish Basketball League (LEB). Victor really showed his mettle this past summer in Mexico, where he had NBA players calling for help!
07. Holman Harley: Harley played for West Virginia, then of the Atlantic 10, and was named to the All Rookie team and second team all conference. Though he only played two seasons, he caught the eye of College Basketball Analyst Dick Vitale. On a Break away and all alone, Harley tried to 'hot dog' by bouncing the ball of the floor, catching it and slamming it home. He missed it and Vital stated, 'There goes hot dog Harley!'
Harley averaged 15.2 points in his sophomore/senior season.
06. Milt Newton: Newton was the second-leading scorer on Kansas' 1988 national championship team. He was also a final cut by the Los Angeles Lakers. He floated around in the minors before returning to Kansas to work on his masters. He presently works in the Front Office of the Washington Wizards.
05. David Vanterpool: Has played all over Europe, which culminated in 2006 with a Euroleague Championship with CSKA Moscow. That year he was named o the Second Team All Eurolegue. Vanterpool also had a brief 22 game career in NBA with the Washington Wizards. Presently he is an assistant basketball coach at CSKA Moscow.
04. Glen Kimble Williams: The Milwaukee Bucks selected Williams in the second round of the NBA draft, 27th overall Williams ranks eighth on all-time scoring list with 1,727 career points, starring for St. John's from 1974-77.Williams has played professionally in the Eastern League and the Western Association.
03. Ronald Charles: Ron Charles was the starting center for Michigan State in 1979 when Ervin 'Magic' Johnson led the Spartans to the NCAA title over Larry Bird and Indiana State.
The coaching staff of MSU spotted Charles in 1975 while he was a member of the Virgin Islands Junior national team in Mexico. Charles is still meddling around with basketball as he privately tutors Atlantas basketball standout Noel Johnson.
02. Raja Bell: Bell is one of the most feared defenders in the NBA. He was named to the ALL NBA defensive first team in 2006-07. He led the league in offensive charges (76) that season. Not to mention he is a great three point shooter.
01 Tim Duncan: Do I have to put something here? Do I really? Four-time NBA Champion, three-time Finals MVP, two-time regular season MVP and eight time all NBA first team.
Honorable mention: Elnes Boillings, Jameel Heywood, Carl Krauser, Ja Ja Richards, Roy Henley, Raymond Milligan, Paul Hendricks, Wayne Dibango Harrison, Ralph Abraham, Atmore Conflakes Fredricks.
|AUSTRIA - Women|
|BALTIC LEAGUE - Women|
|BWBL Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Dauharukava, BER 18.6|
2 Milieskiene, LEM 18.2
3 T.Lihtarovich, Olimpia 18.0
4 Kuzmicheva, KAZ 18.0
5 Raugaite, LAI 15.8
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Payne, BC Star 13.3|
2. Kozun, OLI-G 11.0
3. Kuzmicheva, KAZ 9.2
4. Adamik, VIK 9.2
5. Cizauskiene, LAI 8.8
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Padabed, BER 6.4|
2. Alishauskaite, KAZ 4.0
3. Daujadienė, LAI 3.8
4. Arefina, KAZ 3.8
5. Likhtarovich, OLI-G 3.8
|BULGARIA - Women|
|CROATIA - Women|
|CZECH REPUBLIC - Women|
|FINLAND - Women|
|GREECE - Women|
|ITALY - Women|
|LUXEMBOURG - Women|
|Luxembourgish Men Basketball Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Donovan, ETZ 31.5|
2. Fisher, MUS 29.0
3. Lee, AMI 27.6
4. Sweere, GRE 27.2
5. Lea, RAC 25.0
6. Dennett, T71 24.7
7. Stowe, CON 24.0
8. Scanlon, RES 21.5
9. Walton, SCH 20.7
10. Gladden, Esch 18.7
|NORWAY - Women|
|PORTUGAL - Women|
|RUSSIA - Women|
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