EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/1/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
The World Basketball Cup (www.worldbasketballcup.com) today announced a format change for the professional basketball tournament scheduled in Atlanta, Georgia in July/August 2010. According to Joe Newman, ABA/WBC CEO, 'After extensive contacts with organizations, leagues and teams worldwide, we found that the qualifying tournament format would not work due to prior commitments, league play and other factors. So, the decision was made to do away with the qualifying tournaments and to have teams worldwide enter the single elimination tournament in Atlanta instead. The goal is to have 64 professional teams competing with a format similar to the NCAA Tournament. With the new format, the response from Asia, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East has been excellent and we hope to fill the 64 slots quickly.' 'Another consideration for the change,' added ABA/WBC COO Quentin Townsend, 'is so that more than one team from a country can participate in the tournament. The earlier a team enters, the sooner it can begin promoting its participation and begin to maximize the potential of sponsorships, media, merchandising and other things. Entering the WBC should give a team great prestige and awareness and we will begin to announce participating teams shortly. One final note, the WBC will be open to teams from other professional leagues in the US in addition to the ABA entries.' Another interesting new is that experienced coach LaShun McDaniel has been added to the Executive Committee of the World Basketball Cup. According to Joe Newman, WBC CEO (and CEO of the American Basketball Association), 'Shawn has the background and credentials needed to help maximize the potential of this extraordinary event scheduled for Atlanta in July/August 2010. His international qualifications as a player and a coach are tremendous; his knowledge of basketball in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia is extensive. He will be working closely with our other European Executive Committee member, Tom Ellingsen. We hope to announce the first European entries into the WBC very shortly.'
For more information and entry details, contact Joe Newman at email@example.com, Quentin Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org or the following WBC Executive Committee Members:
Asia, Paul Monozca, email@example.com
Middle East, Anil Kumar, firstname.lastname@example.org
Europe, Tom Ellingsen at email@example.com or LaShun McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org
South America, Robert Lynch, email@example.com
The ABA Fresno Rebels, run by Dominick Young (5'10''-G-74, college: Fresno St.), scheduled to begin play in the league in 2009, will hold their first Exhibition Game with former UNLV/Fresno State Head Coach, as the Coach on Saturday, November 8th at San Joaquin High School with the San Francisco Rumble, one of the top teams in the ABA. The Fresno Rebels will be a squad of Ex-Fresno State players who Coach Tarkanian once coached. It's a 'Meet the Rebels' game. There will be a pre-game Tailgate Luncheon honoring Coach Jerry Tarkanian at San Joaquin Memorial in the Cafeteria beginning at 4pm. For more information, call Dominick Young at 559 389 4777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.myspace.com/fresnorebels
Premier League Standings|
|Premier League Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Pyntsikau, Minsk 21.0|
1 Scripcaru, Sozh 21.0
3 Dadikin, Vitalyur 19.5
3 Lavrinenko, Temp 19.5
5 Zaitsev, Vitalyur 16.5
5 Yafremau, Vitalyur 16.5
5 Mishukov, Grodno 16.5
8 Shilovich, Minsk 15.5
9 Aheunin, BNTU 15.0
9 Konuyshenko, Lok 15.0
9 Maksimov, OZAA 15.0
One of the leading newspapers in Belgium has announced that Base Oostende is close to adding Devin Green (201-G-82, college: Hampton) to its roster.
Green just finished playing for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008-2009 NBA pre-season.
He already played for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2005-2006 season.
Played 30 games for Koln in the German Bundesliga during the 06-07 season and had averages of 10.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg.
Green started the past season in the D-League for the LA Defenders before moving to Italy where he played for Teramo.
At Teramo he played 11 games and averaged 10.6 ppg and 5.3 rpg.
Had some good everall stats in the D-League, in 06-07 he played 14 games with averages of 19.3ppg, 4.6 rpg and 3.9 apg.
Stats for his 24 games for the LA Defenders this past season are 16.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 4.2 apg.
This news has not been made official as of friday by Base Oostende.
All the below info has now officially been announced by Base Ooostende. From the return of Sharon Drucker to the arrival of Devin Green.
The signing of Fazekas had already been made official by Oostende earlier in the week.
Present head-coach Umberto Badiolo will coach the team tonight at Liege and hand over the reigns to Drucker as of Sunday when he is scheduled to arrive in Belgium.
His first game will be the 2nd qualifying round for the Euro Cup game in Le Havre on Tuesday.
Oostende upset Russian powerhouse Triumph Moscow in the first round.
|BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS|
Deportes Castro agreed terms with the american Ben Sullivan (208-C-84). The center from Portland University averaged 7.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in his NCAA carrer. He also played in Germany at the beggining of 2008. He will be in the active roster for the games against Ancud and Catolica this weekend.
The american forward Michael Wilds (203-F-82, college: Louisiana Tech) left Deportivo Valdivia due to family reasons. In his ten games he averaged 11.3 points. To replace Wilds Valdivia signed Willie Davis (198-G/F-78, college: SMU). The forward already played with Deportivo Valdivia in the 2005 season when he averaged 19.7 points per game. He will be ready to play this weekend against Espanol and Universidad de Concepcion.
Last weekend the 1. division was back after fall vacation. That meant a full program. There we're no real upsets.
The biggest games was when BK Skjold/Stevnsgade beat Hobas and when Aalborg BK beat Herlev Basket. Now they are the only two undefeated teams left in the 1. division.
This weekend also provided wins for the two bottom teams Vaerlose BBK and Jonstrup, which now means that all teams in the 1. division has atleast one win.
Here are the results of the 4.th round:
Fjordager BK Odense - ALBA 79-61
Lemvig BK - Aarhus BF 83-96
Jonstrup - Virum 81-65
Aalborg BK - Herlev Basket 77-65
Falcon - Vaerlose BBK 67-73
BK Skjold/Stevnsgade - Hobas 99-80
1st Division Standings|
Korisliiga, Round 8: Two close contests on Friday night. In Uusikaupunki local Korihait beat FoKoPo (Forssa) by one 77-76 (41-32). Quarters: 30-10, 11-22, 17-22, 19-22. FoKoPo got a very slow start and Korihait was 20 pts ahead after the first quarter/10 minutes (30-10). FoKoPo won the next three quarters and the rebounds 23-40, but the game victory stayed in Uusikaupunki. Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) led the hosts with 21 pts and six assists. Alain Laroche (198-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: N.Florida) added 20 pts and Mark Zoller (200-F-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) 12 pts, though he was fouled out in 23 minutes. U. of Arkansas 'boys' Charles Thomas (203-F-86, college: Arkansas) and Vincent Hunter (208-F-84, college: Arkansas) combined 42 pts for FoKoPo.
In Kotka there was another close game. KTP had an excellent second quarter (18-6) and first half (39-32), winning the rebounds 48-27, but visitor Kouvot (Kouvola)
defeated KTP after all 71-75 (39-32). Quarters: 21-26, 18-6, 20-24, 12-19. Steve Smith (200-F-81, agency: CAA Sports, college: Iona) led KTP with 17 pts. Damon Williams (199-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) added 13 pts and grabbed 18 boards. Brian Swift (178-G-82, agency: Octagon, college: S.Florida) scored 21 pts for Kouvot. Ronny LeMelle (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Auburn) added 17 and Calvin Walls (201-F-85, agency: Court Side) 11 pts.
Korihait - FoKoPo 77-76 (41-32) (Bojan Sarcevic 21/6a, Alain Laroche 20, Mark Zoller 12 - Charles Thomas 23/14, Vincent Hunter 19, Mikko Jalonen 11).
KTP - Kouvot 71-75 (39-32) (Steve Smith 17, Damon Williams 13/18, Ville Makalainen 13 - Brian Swift 21, Ronny LeMelle 17, Calvin Walls 11).
With a disappointing start to the season the Elks are always looking to secure that first elusive win to try and help dispel the current second season voodoo on them.
No one could fault the effort in the first two quarters from any of the Elks players, holding their own in all areas they won the first quarter by 1 point, 24 23. The second quarter continued in a similar vein with Hoops managing to pull back the 1 point deficit to draw the game 42 42 going into the break.
The third quarter saw the start of the turnaround, from leading the first quarter by the merest margins the Elks now found themselves down by 2 points. Going into the final quarter they would have felt the game was there to be won.
Though this wasnt to be, as has happened far too often this season luck and effort seemed to leave the Elks. With main threat Matt Betley (193-G, college: Lafayette) shooting 1 for 9 from the floor, and missing all 7 3 point attempts , the lack of offensive production was to cost the home team dearly. Going down by 13 points at the end of the game, 75 88, the visitors walked away with their second win over the Elks this season.
While the Elks seemed to struggle in the latter stages of the game, Hoops had far greater fortune with 3 players, Phil Taylor (178-F) (24), Jonathan Reed (183-G-81, agency: Passing Lane, college: Clayton St.) (22) and Robert Grant (188-G) (22), managing to score over 20 points.
With a current record of 0 5 the Elks will need to pick themselves up quickly for the weekend game away in Limerick to the Limerick Lions. Looking still for the first win, knowing that it has the potential to make a dramatic change to their fortunes for the rest of the season.
courtesy of basketballireland
Newcomers, Port Royal Bulls, continued their forward march to the top of the basketball world in Jamaica as they became the first team to reach the finals of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)/National Basketball League (NBL) playoffs on Tuesday night by edging Tivoli Wizards 64-61 to sweep their best-of-three series 2-0. They now await the winner of the Urban Knights and Majestic Gardens series which is presently tied at 1-1.
Snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
Bulls found themselves down 56-61 with just under two minutes to go, but back-to-back three-pointers from Paul Oliphant turned the five-point deficit into a one-point advantage (62-61), and Bulls then sealed the deal by making their free throws down the stretch. Damion Young (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Leighton Meeks (13 points) led the winners, while Dwayne Harris (13 points and 14 rebounds) and Anthony Farquharson (12 points and 13 rebounds) led Wizards. Bulls should know the identity of their opponents in the finals tonight as game 3 between Knights and Majestic will be played beginning at 7:00 pm.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Contern 72 - Racing 56
Contern held Racing to only 56 points last Saturday night in Contern. Good thing for Contern(1-3) that their defense was good, especially in the first half where their import Brandon Gary (202-F-83, college: Hutchinson JC) was held scoreless. Eventually, Gary found the basket ending up with 11 points on the night, but it was Gilles Becker 15, Yves Braun 14, Ken Diederich 14 and Eric Jeitz 11 who each reached double figures in scoring to pick up the slack, boosting their team for their first win of the 08-09 campaign.
Contern had a huge fourth quarter scoring 27 while holding Racing to only 13 points. Jordan Brady (198-F-83) led all scorers with 24 points for Racing(1-3). He didn't get much help from his teammates in that category. Contern will go to Remich where they must face undefeated Musel Pikes on Sunday, November 2 and Racing hosts Amicale on Saturday, November 1st.
Contern: Becker 15, Fasbender 2, Jeitz 11, Diederich 14, Gary 11, also Braun 14, Torres, Bissener 5 and Florentin
31 field goals, 8 three pointers, 18 for 27 free throws and 17 fouls
Racing: 25 field goals, 3 three pointers, 9 for 13 free throws and 21 fouls
Brady 24, Pires 4, Haas 7, Weynandt 4, Schroeder 9, also Klose 8, Ural, Schmit
Eric Grand did not play.
Score by quarters: 1st Q 6-9, Halftime 25-25, 3rd Q 45-38, Final 72-5
|PAN ARAB GAMES|
* Thursday 30/10:
Saudi Arabia 65 - Iraq 62
Tunisia 90 - Algeria 62
Egypt 71 - Jordan 62
- Group A:
1- Egypt 4-0
2- Jordan 3-1
3- Syria 2-2
4- Morocco 1-3
5- Sudan 0-4
- Group B:
1- Tunisia 4-0
2- Algeria 2-2
3- Saudi Arabia 2-2
4- Libya 2-2
5- Iraq 0-4
# Round 2 Groups:
- Group A:
- Group B:
CPG Nova Gorica fired American LaMarcus Keith (195-G-82, college: La-Monroe) due a bad perfomance. He averaged 21,5 minutes, 5,0 points (2P 2-11, 3P 3-5, FT 2-2), 1,3 rebounds, 0,3 assists, 0,3 steals and 0,7 turnovers in 3 games of UPC League. The team is negotiating with Vlado Pasalic (207-C/F-81, agency: Interperformances) of Cedevita.
Krka released Bruce Price (191-G-83, college: Tennessee St.). He averaged 16,2 minutes, 2,3 points (2P 1-7, 3P 0-5, FT 7-20), 2,0 rebounds, 2,3 assists, 2,0 steals and 2,0 turnovers in 4 games of UPC League and 16,2 minutes, 4,4 points (2P 5-14, 3P 2-8, FT 6-8), 2,2 rebounds, 0,8 assists, 0,6 steals, and 2,2 turnovers in 5 games of NLB Adriatic League.
|SOUTH AMERICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS|
Galatasaray stole a victory from Banvit 86-95 away from home to improve to 3-0.
Five players scored in double digits. Andrija Zizic (207-F/C-80, agency: FCM) (207-F/C-80, agency: FCM) had a great night with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Lance Williams finished the night with 18 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.
Banvit (86): Joe Crispin 17 (4 reb, 4 as), Lance Williams 18 (8 reb, 1 as), Antoine Agudio 4 (3 as), Lamar Johnson 12 (5 reb, 2 as), Caner Topaloglu 10 (2 reb, 1 as), Erkan Veyseloglu 8, Umut Yenice 2 (1 as), Oktay Yilmaz 6, Yunus Cankaya 9 (2 reb, 3 as)
Galatasaray (95): Antonio Graves 17 (2 reb, 2 as), Erdem Turetken 6 (2 ribaun, 2 as), Marshall Strickland (1 reb, 1 as), Andrija Zizic 22 (8 reb, 2 as), Cuneyt Erden 13 (4 reb, 4 as), Huseyin Besok 2 (4 reb, 1 as), Dejan Milojevic 11 (7 reb, 1 as), Milan Gurovic 16 (6 reb, 2 as), Cemal Nalga 8 (6 reb)
Another victory by the visiting team from Besiktas too 77-79.
Gregory Stiemsma 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mario Austin 20 points and 10 rebounds in defeat
Besiktas Cola Turka ( 77 ) : Mehmet Yagmur 4 ( 4 reb, 3 as), Muratcan Guler 9 (13 reb, 1 as), Haluk Yildirim (2 reb), Omer Unver ( 1 reb) Adem Oren 8 (4 reb, 2 as ), Marcus Faison 11 (1 reb, 4 as ), Mire Chatman 20 (3 reb, 9 as), Mario Austin 20 (11 reb), Reginald James Butler 5 (2 reb)
Oyak Renault (79 ): Evren Buker 14 (3 reb, 1 as), Ahmet Ali Erdogan 8 ( 1 reb, 3 as), Alex Gordon 18 (2 reb, 7 as), Serhat Buker 2 (3 reb), Nedim Dal 4 (1 as), Alper Saruhan 11 (3 reb, 2 as), Tufan Onen 2 (2 reb), Joseph Jones 8 ( 4 reb, 2 as) Gregory Stiemsma 12 (10 reb)
|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|BELARUS - Women|
Premier League Standings|
|BELGIUM - Women|
|BOSNIA - Women|
|BRAZIL - Women|
|BULGARIA - Women|
|CYPRUS - Women|
|D.R. CONGO - Women|
|EUROCUP - Women|
|FRANCE - Women|
|GREECE - Women|
|HUNGARY - Women|
|ISRAEL - Women|
|ITALY - Women|
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|LITHUANIA - Women|
|MONTENEGRO - Women|
|NORWAY - Women|
|Kvinneligaen Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 M.Hella Gimle 24.0|
2 N.K.Sand A/BVIF 22.3
3 T.Ytrehus Ullern 20.0
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 T.Ytrehus Ullern 11.0|
2 B.Huuse Nords.10.0
3 N.K.Sand A/BVIF 9.3
|Assists Per Game|
|1 R.Tyssoy Hop 5.0|
2 H.J.Blikra Ullern 3.0
3 I.Paur Ullern 3.0
|PORTUGAL - Women|
|ROMANIA - Women|
|SERBIA - Women|
|SPAIN - Women|
|SWEDEN - Women|
|TURKEY - Women|
|UKRAINE - Women|
Higher League Standings|