EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/27/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
NBA Player Assignments
Memphis Grizzlies: Re-called rookie center Hamed Haddadi (7'2''-C-85) from the Dakota Wizards. Hamed Haddadi averaged 6.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.55 blocks in 17.7 minutes in 11 games (seven starts) with the Wizards. The Ahvaz, Iran native was assigned to the Wizards on Nov. 24th. Signed as a free agent by Memphis on Aug. 28th, the 72, 280 pound center has yet to make his NBA debut.
Dakota Wizards: Re-acquired guard Blake Ahearn (6'2''-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Missouri St.) after he was released by the San Antonio Spurs. Ahearn played in three games as a member of the silver and black and averaged 2.7 points in 6.3 minutes. Ahearn was also the first player in D-League history to be called up to an NBA team and Assigned to their D-League affiliate in the same year. While with the Spurs affiliate the Austin Toros Ahearn averaged nearly 19 points and over 6 assists in six games.
Dakjota also announced that they have released former Canadian National Team member Denham Brown (6'6''-F-83, college: Connecticut) due to injury and announced that veteran big man Brad Stricker (6'11''-C/F-77, college: Georgia St.) has left the team due to personal reasons.
Utah Flash: Waived rookie swingman John Barber (6'6''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Youngstown St.) who appeared sparingly in five games this season.
Iowa Energy: Waived rookie Marcel Jones (6'8''-F-85, college: Oregon St.). Jones appeared in only two games for the Energy after being drafted 50th overall (4th round) in the 2008 D-League Draft.
Colorado 14ers: Waived Damien Lolar (6'4''-G/F-84, college: W.Texas A&M). The 64 guard out of W.Texas A&M appeared in seven games this season, averaging 4.0 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.1 minutes.
Ft. Wayne Mad Ants: Acquired veteran guard David Bailey (5'8''-G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Loyola, IL) and waived former Clemson Tigers guard Vernon Hamilton (6'0''-G-84, college: Clemson). Bailey, a member of the Sioux Falls Skyforce last season, began the year with PBG Basket Poznan in Poland where played four games before leaving at the end of December. Hamilton who was acquired earlier this month, only managed to average 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games with Iowa.
BG Karlsruhe (2. Bundesliga Pro A) and Nigel Moore (195-F/G-81, college: Alabama A&M) have split ways. The 27-year-old decided to return to the USA to await the birth of his son in January. After that he plans to proceed to look for a new team. In his last game for Karlsruhe, a 92:72-win against his former club Lich on December 7, Moore hit 4 out of 6 shots from beyond the arc to finish the contest with 18 points, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 rebound.
N.Carolina St. guard Trevor Ferguson (6'5''-G-86) will miss at least three weeks after breaking a finger on his non-shooting hand.
Team officials said Tuesday the redshirt junior could be out up to six weeks. He broke the ring finger on his left hand during the Wolfpack's 68-65 loss to Marquette on Monday night.
Ferguson made four straight starts at shooting guard after coming off the bench during the opening five games. He averages nearly eight points and is shooting 41.5 percent from 3-point range.
The lawyer for a witness in the misdemeanor assault case against Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy Kennedy wants a judge to dismiss Kennedy's defamation suit against his client.
Attorney Philip Taliaferro filed a response to Kennedy's suit Tuesday in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Michael Strother, a valet who told police he saw an incident involving Kennedy and a cab driver in downtown Cincinnati last Thursday. Kennedy has pleaded not guilty on simple assault charges.
The cab driver, Mohamed Moctar Ould Jiddou, also is named in the defamation suit. Kennedy is seeking a judgment in excess of $25,000 from Jiddou and Strother.
Taliaferro said he also sent Kennedy's lawyer a letter asking him to drop the civil suit. If not, he wants to depose Kennedy within 30 days in Cincinnati, according to a copy of the letter obtained by USA TODAY.
These are the latest developments in a bizarre series of events stemming from the incident. Kennedy was charged with assault for hitting Jiddou. It is also alleged that the coach hurled racial slurs at the cabdriver.
The team's coordinator of basketball operations, Bill Armstrong , was charged with disorderly conduct.
Kennedy, interim coach at Cincinnati from 2005 to 2006, was out with assistants when the incident occurred in the early morning Thursday, several hours before Ole Miss lost to Louisville in Cincinnati.
Kennedy has continued coaching, getting a vote of confidence from athletics director Pete Boone.
The coach has said he filed the civil suit against Jiddou and Strother to keep his credibility from being ruined. In the defamation suit, Kennedy alleges he and some assistant coaches heard a racial slur about African Americans in a conversation Jiddou was having with another cabdriver and only a verbal exchange between the parties ensued.
Reached Tuesday evening, Kennedy's lawyer, Richard Katz, said he had not seen Taliaferro's response but has no intention of dropping the case. 'We haven't changed our position on anything,' Katz said.
Strother's lawyer said his client will not be deterred from testifying against Kennedy. 'Some witnesses might be so afraid that they would back down,' Taliaferro said. 'He will be like the old baseball umpire who calls them as he sees them.'
Strother appeared with Taliaferro outside the courthouse Tuesday. 'I was just trying to step forward and do the right thing, and it's all blown up in my face,' said Strother, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Mladost Cacak-FMP II Beograd 81-74 (17-10, 26-21, 17-24, 21-19)
Very intresting match was played in Cacak between Mladost Cacak and FMP II Beograd During the most of the match Mladost Cacak was better rival, except the third quarter, when the guests from Belgrade tried to made break. Led by Tresac who scored 28 points and Dukanac who add 21, Mladost Cacak was routinely saved advantage from first and second quarter. The most efficient playe in young FMP team was Subotic with 18 points and Djokic with 17 points.
Mladost Cacak: Papic 12, Terzic 1, Azanjac 6, Vojinovic 2, Tresac 28, Marinkovic 2, Dukanac 21, Jakovljevic 9, Rakovic, Todorovic, Avramovic, Smolovic.
FMP II Beograd: Dimic 8, Djokic 17, Milutinovic 8, Subotic 18, Markovic 2, Miljanic 14, Stojadinovic 6, Djekic 1, Lukovic, Zaric, Stamenkovic, Vukasovic.
KK Beovuk 72 Beograd-Proleter Naftagas Zrenjanin 75-95 (23-31, 21-25, 11-24, 20-15)
Proleter Naftagas Zrenjanin continued with good games in this season and they are still leaders of Serbian B league. This time Proleter won as a guest against KK Beovuk 72 Beograd. From the begining of the match Proleter played strong and aggressive. After the first half Proleter had advantage of +12 and in the third quarter Proleter definitly made break (+25) and won the match. In the last quarter Beovuk little bit decrease huge advantage of Proleter and finished match with score 75-95 for the guests from Zrenjanin. For Proleter Naftagas Zrenjanin Becin scored 20 points and Stanojevic 14 points. The most efficiet for Beovuk was Stankovic with 17 points and Jovanovic with 13 points.
KK Beovuk 72 Beograd: Dragojevic 10, Pantelic 3, Socanac 3, Aleksic, Jovanovic 13, Dzakovic 5, Torlak 4, Apic 11, Bogdanovic 2, Matic, Stankovic 17, Bulatovic 7.
Proleter Naftagas Zrenjanin: Djordjevic 9, Vulin 11, Kravic 12, Milicevic, Becin 20, Stanojevic 14, Rajkovic 7, Bozovic, Zarkovic 8, Barac 4, Vukosavljevic 8, Krstic 2.
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO|
|UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|CROATIA - Women|
|GERMANY - Women|
|ITALY - Women|
|LATVIA - Women|
|MOZAMBIQUE - Women|
|NCAA1 - Women|
|SERBIA - Women|
A League Standings|
|1A Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 VIdovic Rada 20.8|
2.Vidacic Jela 20.1
3.Todorovic Biljana 18.9
4.Moraca Marina 17.8
5.Scekic Maja 17.8
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1.Moraca Marina 10.5|
2.Jovanovic Tina 9.8
3.Stjepanovic Biljana 9.3
4.Vidacic Jela 9.0
5.Vukovic Dragana 8.6
|Assists Per Game|
|1.Krnjetin Natasa 7.0|
2.Ristic Marina 6.3
3.Stankovic Biljana 5.4
4.Scekic Maja 4.7
5.Mihailovic Ivana 4.2
|Steals Per Game|
|1.Krnjetin Natasa 6.0|
2.Ristic Marina 4.1
3.Damjanovic Jelena 4.0
4.Tsikhamuirava H. 3.6
5.Butulija Dajana 3.4
|Blocks Per Game|
|1.Jovanovic Tina 1.5|
2.Stjepanovic Biljana 1.5
3.Dzuver Vesna 1.0
5.Cvetanovic Milica 1.0
|1.Vidacic Jela 25.9|
2.Krnjetin Natasa 22.0
3.Moraca Marina 21.9
4.Roglic Iva 20.3
5.Todorovic Biljana 19.9
|SWITZERLAND - Women|
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Women|
Some of the premier programs in women's college basketball will be traveling to Virgin Islands to compete in the Annual Sunsational Hoops Classic December 29-31, 2008. The annual competition features teams from all over the nation that presently play in NCAA Division III level and will be held at Charlotte Amalie High School. 14th ranked Mary Washington headlines the group along with Randolph-Macon College, Cabrini College, Montclair State University and Elizabethtown College . Kean University won the 2007 edition of the tourney. Admission $3.00 for students and children and $5.00 for adults.
Sunsational Hoops Classic Schedule
Monday December 29, 2008
6:00 pm Montclair State vs. Elizabethtown
8:00 pm Mary Washington vs. Randolph Macon College
Tuesday December 30, 2008
6:00 PM Cabrini College vs. Randolph Macon College
8:00 pm Montclair State vs. Mary Washington
Wednesday December 31, 2008
6:00 pm Elizabethtown vs. Cabrini College
|WNBA - Women|