EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 6/28/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
The American Basketball Association announced that an expansion team will begin play in December in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The majority team owner is 24 years old Jason Smith, who is the former CEO of the Memphis Thunder Semi-Pro Football Team (NAFL), former VP of R.B.G. Corporation (his family business), former Youth Pastor of Solid Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church in Memphis, TN where he was born, and currently President of S & A Corporation, and is the youngest ABA team owner. For more information, call Jason at 901 603 7292 or email email@example.com. The league also announced plans to host a world professional basketball tournament in late June, 2010. According to Joe Newman, ABA CEO, 'The tournament will be modeled after soccer's very successful World Cup with professional basketball teams from around the world qualifying for the final tournament to be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The tournament is being organized by the ABA and representatives from several international organizations that have expressed interest in producing qualifying tournaments around the world with the top 16-32 teams (to be determined) meeting in Atlanta to compete in the finals.' 'There are so many great professional basketball teams around the world,' added Quentin Townsend , ABA President, and owner of the ABA Atlanta Vision. 'This is an opportunity for the best of them to compete in a PRIZE MONEY tournament on a world stage. We've named the tournament the World Basketball Cup. We are now reaching out to teams, leagues and businesspeople from throughout the world to participate. And we would like to see the best teams in Asia, Europe, Africa, South and Central America, Australia and other areas to compete in this prestigious tournament. The website, www.worldbasketballcup.com is now under construction.' For more information, email Joe Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Quentin Townsend at email@example.com or call 317 844 7502.
Spirou Charleroi has announced the arrival of 2 Croatian players for next season's roster.
From Zadar come teammates Jure Lalic (212-C-86) and Pankracije Barac (196-G-81).
Barac started his career at Botinec Zagreb before moving to KK Zadar where he played the past 4 years.
Has lots of ULEB Cup experience with Zadar. Played this past season in the ULEB cup, the Adriatic league and the Croatian league.
Lalic was signed by Zadar one year prior to Barac, so they have been teammates for the past 4 seasons.
Averged 7.9 ppg and 3.9 rpg in this years Uleb Cup where Branac averaged 5.4 ppg and 2.2 apg.
Barac upped his scoring in the Adriatic league and Croatian league to over 8.0 ppg.
Lalic played for the Croatian U18 and U20 teams.
The team is still looking to sign an American forward since it seems less and less likely that Matt Walsh will be staying.
they are also looking for a young Belgian to fill in for the departing Christophe Beghin who is however still under contract with Charleroi.
VOO Verviers-Pepinster has acquired young Belgian/Russian Center Ioann Iarochevitch (207-C-89).
Ioann played the past season for another Belgian team Liege Basket.
|D1 Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Emmett, Liege 23.9|
2 Freeman, Gent 18.8
3 Lewis, Leuven 17.8
4 Wilson, Pepinster 17.6
5 Miller, Gent 17.2
6 Perkins, Bree 15.6
7 Gray, MH 15.1
8 Gay, ADG 14.9
9 Lojeski, Aalst 14.6
10 Gonzales, Aalst 14.5
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Fisher, Bree 10.8|
2 Turek, Gent 10.6
3 Cantrell, Aalst 8.6
4 Pelle, Liege 7.4
5 Ebong, MH 7.1
5 Poole, Aalst 7.1
7 Hodge, Bree 6.6
8 Riddick, Char 6.1
9 Oefugbu, Gent 6.0
10 Ovcina, Oost 6.0
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Perkins, Bree 5.8|
2 Bosco, Leuven 3.8
3 Conlan, MH 3.8
4 Van Rossom, Oost 3.2
5 Hamilton, Char 3.1
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Perkins, Bree 3.1|
2 Sears, ADG 2.6
3 Bosco, Leuven 2.6
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Fisher, Bree 2.8|
2 Riddick, Char 2.2
3 Turek, Gent 1.4
Liege is working hard at getting its roster filled for next season. They now adding former Aalst center Eric Poole (204-F/C-76, college: Richmond) to their team.
Poole already played for present Liege and former Aalst coach Tom Johnson during the 2006-2007 season.
That year Poole was the leading rebounder in the Belgian league with over 9 rebounds per game.
The past season Eric averaged slightly over 7 rpg.
According to GM Giovanni Bozzi they are looking to use Poole as they did Moss the past season, coming off the bench and going for every rebound.
Wherever he has played in the past Poole has been the leading rebounder on his team.
Alfred Aboya is currently at the Rico's Get Better Summer League in San Diego, California. The league is comprise of college players and teams are mostly made up of 5-6 players, so everyone is playing close to 40 minutes per game. With its unique system, this summer league should increase endurance and court experience in every player in attendance here.
Alfred took time out to talk to UCLA Radio about his plans for the summer. Alfred talked about his upcoming plans to play for the Cameroon National Team at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens, Greece starting on July 14. He is scheduled to leave for France, where the team will having their first workout in preparation for Athens. The teams that Alfred regards as stiff competition in their group are Puerto Rico and Croatia. Cameroon would need to beat these two teams in order to win their group and move on to the playoffs. It is a 12-team tournament, all 12 are vying for the remaining three slots in the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Also in the tournament are Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Germany, Greece, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand and Slovenia. Alfred envisions that he would play power forward since Cameroon already has a 7-footer manning the center position. Alfred also mentioned the possibility of Luc Richard Mbah a Moute joining the team but that it depends on whether Luc's NBA team, the Milwaukee Bucks would let him play. Finally, Alfred speaks of his continuing desire to pursue a Master's degree.
Good luck to Alfred, good luck to the Cameroon National Team in Athens, Greece!
Alfred Aboya (203-F/C-85)
Listen to Alfred's inteview here:
Cape Verdes senior mens basketball pre-selection began preparations last week, June 16, for the qualification
tournament for the 2008 Olympic Games. Among those called upon to play for the national basketball team are six
important reinforcements, among them Peter Cipriano (206-F-83, college: Southern), a 2.06-meter, 130-kilogram
giant who plays in Finland's Professional Basketball League, Josh Gomes (190-G-83, college: E.Illinois), who plays
in Israel, and Jeff Xavier (185-G-85, college: Manhattan), who plays college basketball for the University of Providence
in the United States.
Marito (Desportivo, Cabinda, Angola), Rodrigo Mascarenhas and Marques Houtman (1 de Agosto, Angola), Vini and
Tony Barros (USA) and Abdulay Faty (Desportivo, Hula, Angola) are the returners from the lineup that won Cape
Verde the bronze medal in Afrobasket 2007 in Angola.
Ivan Almeida (from Stonehill College) and Fidel, who plays in Portugal, are two new promises who have just
joined the national basketball selection. Mrio Jorge will not be present, as the date coincides with his wedding.
The coaching team also has a number of new faces: Kula, the only level III coach working in Cape
Verde. And Rico, who was Emanuel Trovoadas assistan during Afrobasket 2007 in Angola.
Meanwhile, the Cape Verdean Basketball Federation continues to look for financing for Cape Verde to participate
in the qualification tournament, which will take place in Athens, Greece in July. So far, the Federation has
managed to raise 16 million of the 30 million escudos in its budget.
Jeff Xavier (185-G-85) of Providence College (USA)
Rodrigo Mascarenhas (197-F-80) of Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda (ANG)
Marques Houtman (190-G-79) of Desportivo 1. De Agosto Luanda (ANG)
Mario Correia (189-G-78) of Promade Cabinda (ANG)
Aldevino Lima (203-C-86) of Northeastern University (USA)
Tony Barros (193-F-84) of University of Massachusetts Boston (USA)
Odair Sanches (180-G-82) of Seven Stars
Josh Gomes (190-G-83) of Baitar Benyamina (ISR)
Peter Cipriano (206-F-83) of Kouvot Kouvola (FIN)
Avery Oliver (193-F-83) of TV Hohenlimburg (GER)
Ivan Almeida (197-F-89) of Mohawk Valley CC (USA)
Abdulay Faty (205-C-85) of Desportivo da Huila (ANG)
Head Coach: Eric Silva
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Elzie Bibbs of Paris was the top scorer of Day One with lost game against Madrid
Day One Box scores:
Game 1: Rome - Berlin 43-78
ROME: Keith Hampton 3pts, Jessan Gray 5pts, Jerrah Young 8pts, Tyler Moretto 4pts, Alex Davenport 8pts, Chip Sodermann 6pts, Edward James 2pts, Vangelo Smith 4pts, Irvin Yomans 3pts, Ben Hebl 0
BERLIN: Diego Agular 2pts, Lantrice Green (191-G-83, agency: CGL Sports, college: Virginia Union) 10pts, Florentino Valencia (196-F-85, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Toledo) 16pts, Terry Ayers 4pts, Joel Haviland 7pts, Danny Brown 2pts, Jantee Willhite 5pts, Matt Salley 8pts, David Johnson 11pts, Ryan Edwards 12pts
Game 2: London - Athens 92-62
London: Ronnie Davis 6pts, 3rbs, Lenard Houston 14pts+3rbs+3ast, Emmanuel Little 13pts+1rbs+1asts, Marcus King-Stockton 5pts+8rbs, Kyle Lamonte 11pts+1rbs+7asts, Jermaine Dailey 10pts+3rbs, Dane Cruz 7pts+1rbs, Andre Muse 13pts+2rbs, Corley Lee 9pts+3rbs, Carl Marshall 8pts+1rbs+6asts
Athens: Lawrence Brooks 6pts+3rbs, Tyler Sickmeyer 2pts, Stephen Flucker 10pts+6rbs+3asts, John Little 2pts+2rbs+4asts, Phillip Gilbert 10pts+2rbs+3assists, Jordan Lear 10pts+8rbs, Rodrick Smith 0pts, Mike Lytle 2pts+4rbs+5ast, Jeffrey Mayi 3pts+5rbs+2ast, Stanley Thomas (189-G-80) 19pts+6rbs+4ast
Game 3: Madrid - Paris 114-102
Madrid: Michael Rembert 10pts+7rbs, Matt Martin 6pts+1rbs+4ast, JJ Tauai 9pts+6rbs+2ast, Dshon Cannon 10pts+1rbs+2ast, Eric Vierneisel (201-F-85, college: California) 23pts+10rbs, Jangki Che 2pts+4ast, Maurice Gibbs 8pts+3rbs+3ast, Justin Johnson 15pts+3rbs, Daniel Bandy (178-G-84, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) 22pts+3rbs+5ast, Brian Filyes 4pts+8rbs
Paris: Brent Cowles 4pts+1rbs, Elzie Bibbs (193-G/F-82, agency: Champion Sports Management, college: Ferris St.) 30pts+10rbs+3ast, Peter Gecelovsky 2pts+3rbs, Corey Niles 6pts+1rbs, Courtney Bradley 2pts+2rbs, Jermel Nelson 3pts+2rbs, Ryosuke Nozawa 0pts, Jontee Willhite 17pts+12rbs+3ast, Mark Stovall (197-F-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: McKendree) 23pts+9rbs+2ast, Olalekan Esho 16pts+1rbs
Game 4: Warsaw - Amsterdam 131-103
Warsaw: Jimmy Miles 6pts+7rbs, Maurice Carter (191-G-74, college: Brandon) 20pts+1reb, Marcus Arnold 14pts+6rbs+2ast, Giani Bearden 6pts+1rbs+2ast, Jason Warren (203-F-83, college: Missouri Western) 28pts+10rbs, Demarius Bolds (191-G-83, college: Missouri Western) 20pts+3ast, Reo Logan 3pts+3rbs+1ast, Brandon Watkins 3pts+3rbs+1ast, KC Love 15pts+3rbs+2ast, Perrick Robinson 16pts+6rbs+4ast
Amsterdam: John Griffin 16pts+2rbs+5ast, Latrice Green 2pts, Kevin Chester 6pts+5rbs, Eugene Seals (199-F-82, college: Miami, OH) 24pts+5rbs+2ast, Fred Oguns 6pts+1rb, David Jordan 1pts, Jimmy Williams (196-F-86, college: Alders.-Broad.) 21pts+5rbs, Cortez Forte 18+3rbs
The first edition of the Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) took place in Chicago at the famous Attack Athletics www.attackathletics.com facility where some of the famous NBA players train daily during the summer. The ESL in Chicago feature 80 players across the United States and some international players looking to advance the careers in the European market.
In the first game Rome destroyed Berlin 78-43 and Florentino Valencia led a balance attack with 16 points.
The second game featured a very talented London team led by Leonard Houston (191-G-85, college: Drake), Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota) and Jermaine Dailey (201-F-86, college: Ill.-Chicago) beating Athens 96-62.
Jermaine Dailey had a couple of thuderous dunks that shock the crowd of Chicago fans. Stan Thomas led Athens with 16 points but was overwhelmed the power of London.
Madrid and Paris played in the third game as they gained a 114-102 victory.
Madrid was impressive as Daniel Bandy (178-G-84, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) and Eric Vierneisel (201-F-85, college: California) put on a show by scoring 23 and 22 points a piece. Dainiel Bandy scored on an array of sweet drive to the baskets finishing with either hand.
Eric Vierneisel shot the ball extremely well while Elize Bibbs led Paris with 30 points and 10 rebounds.
The final game of the night featured a strong Warsaw team that bounced the Amsterdam team by the score of 131-103. Demarius Bolds (191-G-83, college: Missouri Western), Jasson Warren and Maurice Carter scored 20, 28 and 20 a piece. Demarius Bold stood out with some nice athletic plays and a spetacular dunk. Amsterdam plated a strong game led by John Griffin's shooting, Eugene Seals had 24 points and Jimmie Williams scored 21 points.
Eurobasket S.League Standings|
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16|
|Pro A Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Colson, Hyeres 21.4|
2 Graves, Orthez 20.4
3 Salyers, Roanne 19.7
4 Cox, Havre 18.8
5 Skinn, Clermont 16.5
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Masingue, Hyeres 10.5|
2 Issa, Vichy 8.8
3 Krupalija, Dijon 8.2
4 Williams, Hyeres 7.7
5 Nsonwu, ASVEL 7.6
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Colson Hyeres 8.3|
2 Sciarra, Dijon 8.1
3 Stanic, Orthez 7.4
4 Thompson, Havre 6.8
5 Mitchell, Chalon 5.3
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Dobbins, Cholet 2.5|
2 Foster, Levallois 2.4
3 Rush, Roanne 2.1
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Issa, Vichy 1.7|
2 Benson, Dijon 1.7
3 Simon, Dijon 1.6
|1 Akindele, Orthez 66.1|
2 Ford, Chalon 64.1
3 Slaughter, Gravel, 63.2
|1 Nichols, Hyeres 46.2|
2 Perincic Hyeres 45.1
3 Jeanneau, ASVEL 44.6
|1 Colson, Hyeres 91.5|
2 Dewar, Orleans 88.9
3 De Colo, Cholet 86.0
|Pro B Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1 Freeman, Nantes 19.8|
2 Bradford, Reims 18.2
3 Mulligan, Chalons 17.5
4 Tutt, Nantes 16.7
5 Knight, Portel 16.3
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1 Badiane, Vallier 10.6|
2 Freeman, Nantes 9.9
3 McClark, Aix 9.2
4 Almonte, Limoges 8.9
5 Guillard, Poitiers 8.1
|Assists Per Game|
|1 Reid, Bourg 8.3|
2 Blanks, Aix 6.0
3 Swift, Quimper 5.3
4 Moncade, Rouen 5.1
5 Boire, Portel 5.0
|Steals Per Game|
|1 Bradford, Reims 2.4|
2 Knight, Portel 2.3
3 Stanford, Chalons 2.1
|Blocks Per Game|
|1 Gay, Brest 1.8|
2 Ibekwe, Besancon 1.6
3 Pearson, Nantes 1.5
|1 Almonte, Limoges 65.7|
2 Lalugba, Bourg 64.8
3 Passave, Etienne 63.7
|1 Gosa, Quentin 45.9|
2 Buscaglia, Etienne 43.0
3 Rivers, Nanterre 43.0
|1 Boissie, Nantes 87.2|
2 Reid, Bourg 86.7
3 Moncade, Rouen 86.2
BIBL`s Sports Director Mr. Shay Shtriks commented the current situation with the clubs, which are going to participate in the first season of the international tournament.
'Yes, Strumica has problems with their two major sponsors.They contacted me personally. I spoke with Mr. Panagiotis Karapiperis and he promised to me, that up untill Jul 10th he`ll have financial solution. I told him that, because I respect him I believe, that Strumica is the right team for us. We can wait until 15.07 to see what is going to be the result. Meanwhile the Federation of F.Y.R. of Macedonia contacted me and offered other option. I told them that I`m not interested now for another option and I like to wait and see if and when Strumica will have the possibility. If not, we`ll take decision. It`s not obvious that if Strumica is out we`ll put in other team from F.Y.R. of Macedonia. Maybe we`ll take other team, even from Bulgaria. So, if Strumica is out it`s not sure that F.Y.R. of Macedonia will have another team. Any other rumor that Strumica is out from the Balkan league, it`s not true', said Shay Shtriks.
Regarding the Greek teams Mr. Shtriks added: 'Yesterday I had a meeting there and people there are so busy with the Olympic games. What we know is that Olimpia Larissa requested for wild card in FIBA Cup and probably they will go there. PAOK is still in the picture, but this Friday there`s going to be a new management in the club. The team of AEL Larissa is possible option too. I informed the Greek federation, that we are waiting for them only and the deadline will be July 15. The Balkan league can survive without a Greek team. It`ll be more interesting, if we have a Greek team, but we have other options as well. Again - I prefer to have the Greek teams inside and I`m on the way now from Thessaloniki back to Sofia and they already called me from Thessaloniki that PAOK probably will like to meet me again next week. Now I`ll make a direct contact with the club. The people from the Greek federation asked me to do it. They`ll receive tomorrow official letter from the Balkan league, that they have time until July 15 and this letter will go to FIBA-Europe as well, because Mr. Vassilakopoulos is interested two teams from Greece to be inside. I like to give this chance, but we can`t wait more than July 15.'
From web site of BIBL
The American born Greek center Kostas Koufos (213-F/C-89) got the highest ever! Pick (by Greek player) and drafted by Jazz where he will begin his NBA career. Kostas, a member of the Hellenic National team U18 and winner of the silver medal last summer was called by the National Head Coach of
Kostas Koufos, became the fourth
|1||Chicago Bulls||Derrick Rose (6'4'-G-88) of Memphis|
|2||Miami Heat||Michael Beasley (6'9'-F-89) of Kansas State|
|3||Minnesota Timberwolves||O.J. Mayo (6'5'-G-87) of S.California|
|4||Seattle Supersonics||Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88) of UCLA|
|5||Memphis Grizzlies||Kevin Love (6'10'-F/C-88) of UCLA|
|6||New York Knicks||Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-G/F-88) of Milano (ITA)|
|7||Los Angeles Clippers||Eric Gordon (6'4''-G-88) of Indiana|
|8||Milwaukee Bucks||Joe Alexander (6'8''-F-86) of West Virginia|
|9||Charlotte Bobcats||D.J. Augustin (5'11''-G-87) of Texas|
|10||New Jersey Nets||Brook Lopez (7'0''-F/C-88) of Stanford|
|11||Indiana Pacers||Jerryd Bayless (6'3'-G-88) of Arizona|
|12||Sacramento Kings||Jason Thompson (6'11''-F-86) of Rider|
|13||Portland Trail Blazers||Brandon Rush (6'6'-G-85) of Kansas|
|14||Golden State Warriors||Anthony Randolph (6'11''-F-89) of LSU|
|15||Phoenix Suns (from Atlanta)||Robin Lopez (7'0''-C-88) of Stanford|
|16||Philadelphia 76ers||Marreese Speights (6'10''-F/C-87) of Florida|
|17||Toronto Raptors||Roy Hibbert (7'2''-C-86) of Georgetown|
|18||Washington Wizards||Javale McGee (6'11''-F-88) of Nevada|
|19||Cleveland Cavaliers||J.J. Hickson (6'9''-F/C-88) of N.C. State|
|20||Charlotte Bobcats (from Denver)||Alexis Ajinca (7'1''-C-88) of Hyeres-Toulon (FRA)|
|21||New Jersey Nets (from Dallas)||Ryan Anderson (6'10''-F-88) of California|
|22||Orlando Magic||Courtney Lee (6'5''-G/F-85) of Western Kentucky|
|23||Utah Jazz||Kosta Koufos (7'0''-F/C-89) of Ohio State|
|24||Seattle SuperSonics (from Phoenix)||Serge Ibaka (6'10''-C/F-89) of C.B. L'Hospitalet (ESP)|
|25||Houston Rockets||Nicolas Batum (6'7'-F-88) of Le Mans (FRA) (To Portland)|
|26||San Antonio Spurs||George Hill (6'2''-G-86 ) of IUPUI|
|27||New Orleans||Darrell Arthur, Forward, Kansas (To Memphis via Portland)|
|28||Memphis Grizzlies (from L.A. Lakers)||Donte Greene (6'9''-F-88) of Syracuse (To Houston)|
|29||Detroit Pistons||D.J. White (6'9'-F-86) of Indiana (To Seattle)|
|30||Boston Celtics||J.R. Giddens (6'5''-G-85) of New Mexico|
|31||Minnesota Timberwolves (from Miami)||Nikola Pekovic (6'11''-C-86) of Partizan (SRB)|
|32||Seattle SuperSonics||Walter Sharpe (6'9'-F-86) of Alabama-Birmingham|
|33||Portland Trail Blazers (from Memphis)||Joey Dorsey (6'9'-F-85) of Memphis (To Houston)|
|34||Minnesota Timberwolves||Mario Chalmers (6'1'-G-86) of Kansas (To Miami)|
|35||Los Angeles Clippers||DeAndre Jordan (7'0''-C-88) of Texas A&M|
|36||Portland Trail Blazers (from New York)||Omer Asik (6'11'-C-86) of Fenerbahce (TUR) (To Chicago)|
|37||Milwaukee Bucks||Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (6'7''-G/F-88) of UCLA|
|38||Charlotte Bobcats||Kyle Weaver (6'6''-G-86) of Washington State|
|39||Chicago Bulls||Sonny Weems (6'6''-G/F-86) of Arkansas (To Denver)|
|40||New Jersey Nets||Chris Douglas-Roberts (6'7''-G-87) of Memphis|
|41||Indiana Pacers||Nathan Jawai (6'10''-C-86) of Cairns Taipans (AUS)|
|42||Sacramento Kings (from Atlanta)||Sean Singletary (6'0''-G-85) of Virginia|
|43||Sacramento Kings||Patrick Ewing Jr. (6'8''-F-84) of Georgetown|
|44||Utah Jazz (from Philadelphia)||Ante Tomic (7'2''-C-87) of KK Zagreb (CRO)|
|45||San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto)||Goran Dragic (6'5'-G-86) of Tau Vitoria (ESP), (To Phoenix)|
|46||Seattle SuperSonics (from Portland)||Trent Plaisted (6'11'-F/C-86) of BYU|
|47||Washington Wizards||Bill Walker (6'6'-F-87) of Kansas State (To Boston)|
|48||Phoenix Suns (from Cleveland)||Malik Hairston (6'6'-G-87) of Oregon (To San Antonio)|
|49||Golden State Warriors||Richard Hendrix (6'8''-F-86) of Alabama|
|50||Seattle SuperSonics (from Denver)||DeVon Hardin (6'11''-C-86) of California|
|51||Dallas Mavericks||Shan Foster (6'6''-G/F-86) of Vanderbilt|
|52||Miami Heat (from Orlando)||Darnell Jackson (6'8''-F-85) of Kansas|
|53||Utah Jazz||Tadija Dragicevic (6'9''-F-86) of Crvena Zvezda (SRB)|
|54||Houston Rockets||Maarty Leunen (6'9''-F-85) of Oregon|
|55||Portland Trail Blazers (from Phoenix)||Mike Taylor (6'2'-G-86) of Idaho Stampede (To L.A. Clippers)|
|56||Seattle SuperSonics (from New Orleans)||Sasha Kaun (6'11''-C-85) of Kansas|
|57||San Antonio Spurs||James Gist (6'8''-F-86) of Maryland|
|58||Los Angeles Lakers||Joe Crawford (6'5''-G-86) of Kentucky|
|59||Detroit Pistons||Deron Washington (6'7''-G/F-85) of Virginia Tech|
|60||Boston Celtics||Semih Erden (6'11''-C-87) of Fenerbahce (TUR)|
The San Antonio Spurs drafted NT member Goran Dragic (194-G-86, agency: Interperformances) of Union Olimpija with the 45th pick, but he has been traded to the Phoenix Suns for Malik Hairston (198-G-87) and the Suns' 2009 second round pick.
Dragic made his professional debut with Ilirija in the Slovenian minor leagues (Division II) before being promoted to Slovenia's top league with Slovan in 2004-05. Also spent the 2005-06 season with Slovan before moving on to play a season in Spain with Polaris World Murcia. Returned to Slovenia in 2007-08 with Union Olimpija.
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