EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/7/2008Copyright © 1997-2007 Eurobasket
Eurobasket learned today that Eddy Casteels finalized the details of his contract with Antwerp Diamond Giants. Signing of the contract which covers the next 2 seasons with an option for a 3rd is to be signed on Monday.
This marks the return to Antwerp, team he left after the 1999-2000 season. Coach Casteels will remain coach of the Belgian National team combined with this head-coaching job at Antwerp.
Over his career Casteels has been voted coach of the year on 3 occassions and won 2 championships and 2 Belgian Cups.
One of his future players Thomas Lamot suffered an injury in last weekend's game vs Charleroi and will more than likely miss another 2 weeks.
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Egaleo and the American Power Forward/center, Patterson split ways, there are big rumors that Egaleo will not be able to pay any of his current player sand there is going to be (possibly) a very big change in the team of the south east Athens team. Allready some of the Bosman players are looking to change leagues. It is for sure that the last night's negative result has to do with all these changes.. Chris Bracey (198-F-80, college: W.Texas A&M) will be the next player to go..
Dusan Sakota (209-F-86) and Arvydas Macijauskas (192-G-80) will not participate in teh next three games (at least) as they are in the injury list of Panionios and Olympiakos respectively.
Evangelos Sakellariou (199-F-89) who split ways earlier last week from Egaleo (he wasn't given the chance to play - limited time) agreed terms with Air Avellino
Nikola Prkacin (208-C-75) will stay in Panathinaikos whiel probably Andrija Zizic (207-F/C-80) will be history very soon as Dejan Tomasevic (208-F/C-73) allready joined the Green club once more.
Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, college: N.Carolina St.) agreed to renew his contract fora nother two years with Panellinios. So, the American guard will be staying in Kypseli untill the Summer of 2010!!
Maroussi offer to his two 'key' players Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76) and Jarod Stevenson (200-F-75, college: Richmond) contracts for the coming year too, the tw players didn't answer yet.
NEW YORK VETERANS TO HOLD CLINICS IN GUYANA
ON the heels of its snap tour to Guyana in December last year the Guyana New York Veterans Basketball Association (GNYVBA), comprising mostly former national players who now reside in the United States, is scheduled to visit Guyana again from May 6 to 10.
When the players were here last December the GNYVBA held only the Youth Programme which targeted children between the ages of 8 and 13.
They will be coming for their usual charity work and intend to link up with the various stakeholders of basketball, namely the governing Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation, the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association, Linden Amateur Basketball Association, the Guyana Secondary Schools Basketball Association and the local Veterans Association.
From his base in New York, president of the GNYVBA, Hewley Harry, informed that 'we plan to do our annual charity work in Guyana this year' but emphasised that the intention once again will be to coordinate the programme through the primary schools with the aim of having the children play in a one-day tournament.
Harry said, 'Our focus will be to take this nursery basketball programme to primary schools, thereby providing the children with an early exposure to organised basketball'.
This, he said, would enhance the readiness of the Guyana Secondary Schools Basketball Association (GSSBA) programme, which recently concluded with national finals.
For this initiative by GSSBA, Harry stressed that the GNYVBA fully supports its efforts as well as those made by the Haynes Foundation, DC Jammers, and other U.S.-based organisations committed to the development of basketball in Guyana.
He was quick to point out that 'our proposed programmes will not be a conflict of interests as we also support all of the local organisations - GABF, GABA, LABA, etc.'.
He felt that through the local associations and interesting bodies, coaches and veterans from the NY Veterans Association can assist in establishing a nursery basketball programme. He has suggested that ahead of their visit clinics be conducted with sessions of two hours a week for children ages 8-13 with various speakers talking to them about various life skills.
This, he said, could last for specific periods of perhaps three months and culminate with a mini tournament.
His hope, however, was to involve more children this time around, as in the past it was generally for Linden and Georgetown primary schools but this time it should encompass schools in Berbice, East Coast & East Bank.
However, he was hoping that local sponsorship could be acquired for this to be a success.
The former national captain said his body was committed to promoting the development of basketball in Guyana at the junior level for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 13.
In this way their vision is to contribute to the development of the social skills while providing them with an opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of basketball.
The Tel Aviv district attorney announced today that the case against Maccabi Tel Aviv's
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The representative youthful Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Classification Tournament among players born 1990-1991. Russia was represented by the team Khimki-2 and as headed by authoritative coach Zhidrunas Zhvinklis.
This tournament was staged by under the aegis of Euroleaague - said the General Manager of BC Khimki Viktor Bychkov .
It was very interesting competition with very strong participants. We are proud to receive the invitation to take part in this tournament, and our work with reserves was appreciated at its true value.
Our team placed 7th and left behind the famous clubs as Prokom Trefl Sopot Poland, Union Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Turkey and Italian Benetton Treviso. But what is more important, it is very important experience, received by our young players in fights with great opponents.
The players of BC Khimki were marked individually. Maxim Zakharov (196-G-89) was second in the slam dunk competition. Pavel Tarasenko (194-F-90) took 4 place in the 3-pointers competitions. Among most scorers there are Vladimir Pichkurov (190-G-90) and Teymuraz Babunashvili (186-G-90) (186-G-90). Andrey Kirdyachkin (204-F-90) was best rebounder.
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League For The Champion (4th round)
Krka won against Geoplin Slovan with 88:74 (22:19, 14:11, 26:17, 26:27). Davor Marcelic scored 29 points and played absolutely great (eff 32, reb 5, ste 1, ass 1; 2P: 4/5, 80%; 3P: 7/9, 77,8%) for Krka. Krivec netted 13, Sorrentine 16. Geoplin Slovan: Clemons 11, Klobucar 15, Petrov 17, Jokic 14.
TCG Mercator lost against Luka Koper with 78:88 (23:25, 18:19, 25:26, 14:18). TCG Mercator: Ljubenovic 14, Skok 14, Julevic 17. Luka Koper: Rucigaj 11, Klarica 11, Cmer 19, Pasalic 23, Finzgar 13.
Elektra Esotech lost against Helios Domzale with 75:94 (20:25, 15:26, 17:22, 23:21). Elektra Esotech: Kunc 16, Vrecko 17, Jersin 11 Ivanovic 11, Bubnjic 12. Helios: Mance 12, Troha 12, Ingram 16.
Union Olimpija will play tomorrow against Zlatorog Lasko.
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Zagorje KD Financna tocka won against Hopsi Polzela with 73:61 (18:19, 19:11, 18:18, 18:13). Zagorje KD FT: Spesic 14, Bajramlic 9, Savkovic 17, Goodrich 15. Hopsi Polzela: Jovanovic 11, Breze 13, Dawson 16.
Alpos Sentjur won against Rogla Zrece with 90:74 (24:14, 26:18, 21:18, 19:24). Alpos Sentjur: Kobale 15, Ribezl 16, Misiraca 16. Rogla Zrece: Sivka 16, P. Brolih 15, Grkovic 16.
Kraski zidar Jadran does not play a game this round.
Wisła Can-Pack Krakow - KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. 78:57 ( 16:9, 26:16, 18:11, 18:21)
Wisła: Kara Brown-Branden 17, Ewelina Kobryn 11, Marta Fernandez 10, Anna DeForge 9, Jelena Skerovic 8, Paulina Gajdosz 8, Anna Wielebnowska 7, Agnieszka Pałka 4, Candice Dupree 3, Agata Gajda 1, Monika Krawiec 0, Natalia Trafimava 0
AZS: Aleksandra Chomac 13, Katarina Ristic 9, Aleksandra Pietraszek 8, Carrie Moore 7, Denaimeu N'Garsanet 6, Małgorzata Babicka 4, Justyna Żurowska 4, Agnieszka Szott 4, Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk 2, Katarzyna Czubak 0, Joanna Czarnecka 0, Justyna Maruszczak 0
Wisła Can-Pack Krakow - KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. 2-0
Lotos PKO BP Gdynia - PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno 83:72 (25:19, 18:23, 15:11, 25:19)
Lotos: Chamique Holdsclaw 21, Dominique Canty 15, Magdalena Leciejewska 14, Slobodanka Maksimovic 11, Alana Beard 9, Marta Jujka 5, Anna Breitreiner 4, Natalia Waligorska 4, Jekaterina Snitsyna 0.
PKM: Martyna Koc 19, Ryan Coleman 12, Edyta Krysiewicz 11, Daria Mieloszyńska 10, Olga Żytomirska 10, Agnieszka Makowska 7, Agnieszka Budnik 3, Anna Talarczyk 0.
Lotos PKO BP Gdynia - PKM Duda PWSZ Leszno 2-0
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Universite BC Neuchatel and Canti Riva Basket Ceresio become closer to the Final as they lead the series in the semis.
In the first game Universite BC Neuchatel beat Martigny Rhone Basket 66:42. April 2nd saw Martigny-Rhone Basket tie the series after beating Universite BC Neuchâtel 74:65. Last night Universite BC Neuchatel smashed Martigny-Rhone Basket 75:37 with 41:21 at the half time. Being the Swiss Cup holder Universite BC Neuchatel leads the series 2-1.
BBC might not advance to the Finals as the team is now 0-2 against Canti Riva Basket Ceresio. In the first game Canti Riva Basket Ceresio celebrated a road win 72:80. The guests had 37:42 at the half and led the game to the happy end.
Playing at home Canti Riva Basket Ceresio beat BBC Troistorrents 77:67 to take 2-0 record. The hosts were stronger in the game having 12 points at the half, 47:35. Jocelyn Logan-Friend (189-F/C-83, college: Virginia) led the winners with 28 points and 15 rebounds. Viola Augugliaro (168-G-89) scored 22, while Matea Brezec (170-G-89) posted 16. BBC was led by Lori Crisman (186-C/F-82, college: W.Michigan) who produced 23 points and 16 rebounds. Sabrina Dealbi (183-F/C-82) nailed 14 and Jessica Kellogg (172-G-82, agency: LBM Management, college: San Jose St.) had 12.
Game 3 between BBC and Canti is scheduled for tonight.