EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 6/22/2008Copyright 1997-2008 Eurobasket
*Le Mans is building its new team and is about to start a new cycle, after having lost Vincent Collet (coach, who signed at Villeurbanne), Jean-Pierre Goisbault(President) and a couple of players (Bogdanovic, Clancy,Ricci). The new coach, J.D. Jackson has chosen a new assistant (Laurent Vila ) and 2 new players : Pape Badiane (208-F/C-80, college: Cleveland St.), coming from Roanne, also in contacted by Nancy, has signed for 2 seasons. He will be joined by Maleye N'Doye (203-F-80, college: Furman),, who will replace Nicolas Batum, leaving France to play in the NBA.
*Chalon replaces Brian Bracey (201-F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Oregon) by Brian Boddicker (204-F-81, agency: EM-PA, college: Texas), a power-forward coming from the spanish league. Boddicker is attracted by the outside shooting and was playing with french guard Joseph Gomis at Valladolid. He posted 13.6ppg 3.9rpg.
*Pau-Orthez starts the re-build operation with the signature of Frederic Moncade (183-G-78). The local PG was playing in ProB last seasons (Chalons, Bourg,Rouen). He posted 8.6ppg 1.8rpg 3.3apg with Rouen last season and helped the team to go to ProA.
*Le Portel signed Rochel Chery (194-G-82), who played for Reims last season (10.3ppg 2.4rpg).
*Jean Manuel Sousa will become coach of the professionnal team in Le Havre. Sousa won the U21 national title with his players of le Havre last 2 seasons.
*Alain Thinet leaves St-Etienne and will coach Besancon in ProA (Besancon won the ProB final last sunday).
*Antibes has signed Herman Favors (173-G-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Georgia St.) for next season. Favors is a quick and explosive PG, coming from Georgia State U. He already has 2 european experiences (Holland and Sweden). Last year, he posted 23.5ppg 4.3rpg 6.2apg with Oresundskraft Basket.
*Maxime Chupin (203-C-89), former U21 player of Cholet, will play for Aix-Maurienne next season.
Asco Slask Wroclaw announced the extension of the deal with their coach last season - Rimas Kurtinaitis . The extension was confirmed by the sport director of Asco Slask, Lukasz Orzel: 'We had prolongued the contract with coach Kurtinaitis so he will coach the team in at least next season'. Some days ago Kurtinaitis took part in camp in Treviso where he had a chance to see some players.
Moreover, Asco Slask is interested in signing Justinas Sinica (203-F-85) - Lithuanian small / power forward from Sakalai Vilnius. In the last season he was a key player of the team - 16.7 ppg., 4.1 rpg. and 2.5 apg.
BOT Turow Zgorzelec loses next player. After Andres Rodriguez (182-G-81, college: American) who had decided to move to Ukraine, Slobodan Ljubotina (207-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) chose Belgian team - Telindus Oostende. Serbian forward / center played last two years in Turow. Last season he performed in 36 games and in 14 mpg. he was scoring about 5 ppg. and grabbing 3 rpg.
Some rumours say Saso Filipovski , Slovenian coach of BOT Turow from last two years, is very close to extend his deal for more two years. The final decision will be known in the following days.
According to www.slask-wroclaw.pl
Cartersville, GA - The SEBL Summer Pro League is set to start its 2008 summer campaign. The league, in its 20th season of operation, will again boast two men's Conferences.
The NCAA sanctioned Metro A-league will consist of an 8-team North Division in Cartersville and an 8-team South Division in Morrow, Georgia. The City B-League (non NCAA-sanctioned) will have a East and West Divisions that will both compete at the JH Morgan location in Cartersville, as well as an Oklahoma affiliate division, which is being operated by Onpoint Hoops and Jonathan Reed in Oklahoma City.
In the Metro A-League, traditional teams such as the Baseline Warriors, ServPro-1, BC Celtics, BC Knicks and others will return to the North Division, while in the South the 2007 South Champs, DOTS, will be back, Final Four team the Atlanta Speedboys, BC Lakers, Metro Stars, Black Monopoly will all return, along with new squads such as one headed up by long-time pro Johnny McClenton and the Young Gunz, featuring Jesse Wheeler, B.J. Puckett, Antron Pippen and former Lander star Adrian Penland.
In the City B-League, the Baseline-2 squad will return, along with ServPro-2, Cedartown, BC Howren, and the Sixers. North Metro Technical College will field a summer league team before its inaugural season in the 2008-09 school year and will supplant the Summer Hill Blue Devils in the City Conference this summer.
The City B-League will kick off on July 6th, while the Metro A-League will tip off on July 7th. The women's WSEBL league will also begin on July 10th in Cartersville. There are teams who are still looking for roster players for this summer. For information regarding the SEBL please contact David Archer, Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding the WSEBL please contact Melissa Bunce at email@example.com
Some sports nawspaperes report that Ivo Sunar has become a head coach of Krka, although the club does not comment this. Source: prostimet.com
Uros Slokar has a lot of offers from diffeent clubs for the next season. Among them Pamesa publicly announced that. Source: siol.net/sportal
It seem like Goran Dragic will play for The Tau Ceramica for sure in the next season. Source: siol.net/sportal
Atlanta, GA - WBA action continued last weekend:
Jun. 13, 2008 Mississippi Hardhat 119 at Cartersville Warriors 136...
The Cartersville Warriors made it two straight after pulling away from the Missisippippi Hardhats at home. Mike Dean and Jermaine Spivey each had 21 in the win for the Warriors.
Jun. 13, 2008 Tri-State Crusaders 98 at Decatur Court Kings 109...
Pig Miller and company came from behind to beat the Crusaders in Decatur. The Court Kings have remained a top the the standings since the first weekend of WBA play. They are clearly the team to beat at this point.
Jun. 13, 2008 Buford Majic 121 at Memphis Blues 68...
Buford travelled to Memphis and embarraed the Blue Tornadoes on their home floor. This was one was never in question as Coach Lionel Garrett's crew displayed Majic in Memphis.
Jun. 14, 2008 Tri-State Crusaders 102 at Cartersville Warriors 103...
Cartersville won it's third straight game Saturday night, as they came from behind to steal one from the visiting Crusaders. Down by 10 with under five minutes left, the Warriors got key baskets and points at the line from Mike Dean and Jermaine Spivey down the stretch. Joe Hamilton had his second straight double-double for Cartersville. After an 0-4 start the Warriors are now sitting at 3-4 on the season.
Jun. 14, 2008 Mississippi Miracles at Decatur Court Kings (Ppd. due to power outage)...
After a lightening shower bolted through the area, the Court Kings' venue was left with no power, so this game was postponed and will be made up at a later date.
The Court Kings showed why they're the front runners, as they dropped the Warriors in Decatur and effectively ended Cartersville's three-game win streak.
Jun. 15, 2008 Cartersville Warriors 105 at Decatur Court Kings 111...
Players Mujde Yuksel (180-F-81) and Tugba Tasci (176-G-84) are signed contracts with Istanbul club Besiktas, announced their management.
Mujde Yuksel played in Mersin BSH Bld and scored 4.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.5apg in 23 games in TBBL 2007/08.
Tugba Tasci left Ceyhan Belediyespor. In 22 games she scored 14.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg. Tasci already have place in Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TBBL Honorable Mention -08.
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