EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/19/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
VOO Verviers-Pepinster is gradually filling its roster, this time adding shooting guard Adrian Banks (191-G, college: Arkansas St.).
Banks had a pretty good career at Arkansas St. where in his junior year he was selected to the All Sun-Belt 1st team as well as newcomer of the year.
The 2006-2007 season was also his best statistically with 21.1 ppg and 4.4 rpg, shooting 47 pct from 3pt range.
This past season he has averages of 18.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg (21games). His 3pt shooting was 44 pct.
He missed the month of December due to a suspension for firing a gun within citylimits. Was reinstated on Jan 3rd 2008.
Was invited to the prestigeous Portsmouth Invitational in 2008.
The German National Team has advanced to the semifinal of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Athens and is only one step away from booking the ticket to Beijing. The team of 'Bundestrainer' Dirk Bauermann overcame Brazil 78:65 in the quarterfinal and will take on Croatia tomorrow.
Defense ruled in the first quarter (14:13) after the Germans had started the game 7:2. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) hit 3 out of 3 from beyond the arc in the early going, while Dirk Nowitzki (211-F-78) stepped up offensively in the second stanza. In the final minutes of the first half Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton) nailed a trey and made it a 37:26-game 90 seconds before halftime. And the Germans won't stop in the final seconds: Nowitzki completed a three-point play, Steffen Hamann (194-G-81) finished a fast-break with a dunk and Demond Greene (185-G-79, agency: Court Side) drained a three, which pushed the lead to 45:26 at halftime.
As the game went on, Germany extended the lead to 27, but Brazil had an answer and cut the deficit to 11 in the final ten minutes. Big shots from Greene, Nowitzki and Roller got the Germans back on track and finally destroyed the Brasilian dreams.
Nowitzki scored 20 points for Germany, four of his fellow countrymen followed him in double-figures: Roller hit 5 out of 6 from beyond the arc to finish the match with 15 points, Greene dropped 14 points, Chris Kaman (213-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) posted 12 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, while Wysocki aded 10 points and 6 rebounds. On the other end Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 16 points and Marcelinho Machado (200-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) put in 11 points.
Postgame-interview with Pascal Roller on the website of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament: click
Panellinios Athens is very close to sign terms with Aleks Maric, the Australian with Croatian roots, will be a great adding for Elias Zouros's team.
Loukas Mavrokefalidis is much closed to sign a contract with Costa Cafe Marousi
Giorgos Diamantopoulos agreed financial terms with the Ukrainian Kimky
Nikos Bohoridis agreed financial terms with CSKA Sofia and he will be wearing the jersey of the Bulgarian team for the season 2008-2009. The talented player is going to move in the Bulgarian league on a lending agreement as he belongs to Aris Thessaloniki.
AEL 1964 agreed financial terms with Giannis Lappas, Georgios Apostolidis and Marios Matalon.
Pantelis Papaioakeim and Alexandros Sigounas agreed financial terms with Olympia Larissas,
Brand Newley and Dimtiris Kompodietas agreed financial terms with Panellinios Athens for the coming season
Spencer Nelson (203-F-80, college: Utah St.), the American power forward agreed financial terms with Aris Thessaloniki
Keflavik have resigned Sverrir Sverrisson, who went to play for rival team Njardvik for a year.
Ungmennafelagio Snaefell have hired new head coach; Jordanco Davitkov , who coached Strumica 2005 last season in FYR Macedonia
Grindavik have made some big signings. They signed Brenton Birmingham and Damon Bailey who played for Njardvik last season, both returning to the club. Arnar Freyr Jonsson, point guard from Keflavik has also signed.
IR have resigned Tahirou Sani (205-F-85) and also signed back Sigurdur Tomasson (-82) from Valur.
KR have not made any official signings yet.
Njardvik hired Valur Ingimundarson as head coach. Valur last time coached Skallagrimur 2006 and played against Njardvik in finals that year. Njardvik have also signed national team captain Magnus Gunnarsson (184-G-81), Heath Sitton who played in Ireland last season, Slobodan Subasic (191-G-79) from Ungmennafelagio Snaefell, and Saevar Saevarsson from Breidablik. 6 key players have left since last season.
Skallagrimur resigned Ken Webb as head coach and as publiced before, signed Eric Bell.
Thor Akureyri resigned Cedric Isom and also signed Gudmundur Jonsson from Njardvik. Magnus Helgason has left the team as he is going to school in England.
Tindastoll is still a question. No news from the club so far.
Stjarnan have signed Justin Shouse from Ungmennafelagio Snaefell.
Breidablik won 1st division last season and they have signed Darrell Flake (193-F-80) from Skallagrimur, Flake was Eurobasket player of the year last season. Club also signed Igor Beljanski who played for Grindavik last season, Hjalti Vilhjalmsson from Fjolnir, Birkir Heimisson from Thor Akureyri and Jonas Ingason from Throttur V.
Other newcomers, FSu have not made any public news on their roster so far.
LEHI, UT, JULY 17, 2008 - Iran's first taste of America ended up being a sour one. The wheels came off the fatigued Iranian train late in the 4th, falling 79-60 in the first of two exhibition games against the D-league Ambassadors in the Flash Factory the practice home of the NBDL Utah Shock.
Fresh off a 35-hour plane ride and without their starting PG Mahdi Kamrany the Iranian team was visibly tired but still played a gritty and scrappy game, very physical and hard fought. Neither team really had much of a scouting report on the other. Starting Ambassador guard Cecil Brown made the remark, 'We found out who could shoot real quick in the 1st.' The Iranians even with 8 turnovers and an early Ambassador press wreaking havoc on Iranian timing, had it tied at the end of the quarter 18-18. Starting point-forward Samad Nikkhah scored 4 early points on route to a team high 23 for the game. Starting F Oshin Sahakian would also pour in 4 points in the quarter on route to a double-double for the game. Star player Hamid Ehadadi would get into early foul trouble and was never able to get into a rhythm. He is the focal point of the Iranian attack and they won't win many games when he is not contributing and playing a major role. The balanced Ambassador attack was lead early on by former Hawkeye Doug Thomas and Volunteer Scooter McFadgon each scoring 4.
In the 2nd the Iranians would began to fall behind as the Ambassadors would take advantage of Ehadadi's foul trouble by scoring 16 points in the paint to Iran's 6. 7'5 Jaber Rouzbahani was not available for the game and Iran doesn't have a deep bench in the frontcourt. For the game the Ambassadors would score 46 points in the paint to Iran's 26. When I asked Iranian Coach Rajko Toroman if a healthy Rouzbahani would play alongside Ehadadi, he replied, 'My system is not designed for these two players to be on the court at the same time.' The Iranian offense is based on body movement and many physical screens were set, sometimes resulting in moving pick violations. It was a real battle at times, with each team trying to impose their will on the other. It's an international style of play with more jump shots than lay-ups. Iranian guard play left a lot to be desired, as they would have 10 turnovers in the second and 32 for the game. Not many teams can overcome 15-20 turnovers yet alone 32. Cecil Brown had 6 in the quarter as the Ambassadors would get their lead up to 12 at one point before heading into the locker room with a 42-33 lead.
The 3rd quarter was a seesaw and with Ehadadi back in the game Iran was energized. They didn't outscore the D-leaguers but started to gain rhythm and confidence. Turnovers again killed much of the Iranian momentum. Buoyed by the 3rd quarter Iran mounted a comeback early in the 4th. When Amir Amini converted an old fashioned 3-point play Iran was within 6 with 5 minutes to play. However that is as close as they would come. Fouls and turnovers again killed the Iranian rally. The D-leaguers made some big shots as well, with Carl Elliot's 3 pointer essentially being the nail in the Iranian coffin. For the game Elliott and Nick Lewis each scored a team-high 11 points, while Glen McGowan registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The teams will play again this Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. ET at The Factory. Both teams will play in the Rocky Mountain Revue Saturday. Iran will be matched up against the Dallas Mavericks and the Ambassadors will get the San Antonio Spurs.
According to some sources inside the William Jones Cup in taiwan, A Lithuanian 1st division team called Neptunas Klaipeda (Took 5th of the LKL last season) has shown a serious interest in Jordan National Team captain Zaid Al Khas (205-C-76, college: Gannon).
Al Khas who led the NT to the 2nd consecutive title of William Jones Cup may be interested to take this oprtunity to add it to his experience, Some things will happen soon as Neptunas Klaipeda must enter to negotiations with Zaid's Club Zain as he still under contract with the Jordanian champions.
Who plays with a heart will absolutely win...That was the main headline of the Jordanians today against Athletes in Action (AIA) of USA, The game was tough and the winner was Jordan who fought till the last second to end it with overtime 93-91 to snatch the title of William Jones Cup for the 2nd consecutive time, .
Zaid Al Khas (205-C-76, college: Gannon) was the man of the day following his impressive showup with 22 from the 27 he scored in the game in the last two quarters & the overtime, Zaid's partner under the basket Ayman Idais (205-C-78, agency: Court Side) proved his worth to have an important role in the NT by powering 20 points and collecting 12 rebounds from the two boards, Other players including Francis Ireifej (186-G-82) and Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-G/F-87) '11 pts for each' must be thanked for their willing to win as well.
The tournament's committee chose Zaid Al Khas as the MVP of the tournament following his superb performance in the competition as whole....
In the other games, Australia U19 National Team defeated Qatar 91-90 to snap up the 3rd place while Egypt got 4th after their win over Kazakhstan and South Korea University Selects beat Taiwan to be 7th.
A few high-profile transfers made the decision to drop down and be eligible to play immediately, a move not practiced as much among big names in basketball circles as it is in football.
Former Tennessee player Duke Crews (6'7''-F-88) will play at Division II Bowie St.. Crews averaged 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Vols last season.
Former Vols teammate Ramar Smith (6'2''-G-87) chose Oklahoma City, the reigning NAIA national champ. Smith averaged 7.4 points and 3.2 assists for UT.
And former Indiana forward Deandre Thomas (6'8''-F-86), who averaged 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in his only season in Bloomington, will play at NAIA quarterfinalist Robert Morris College in his native Chicago.
German prospect Robin Benzing (6'10''-F-89) (6'10''-F-89) will not enroll at Michigan due to NCAA initial eligibility requirements.
The 6-10 forward committed earlier this year and had taken his official visit to U-M just about a month ago. However, questions arose from the start about Benzing's initial eligibility prospects, complicated by his late desire to attend an American university and participate in intercollegiate athletics en route to a potential professional career in the States.
'We felt Robin had a very good chance of qualification, but in the end the NCAA Eligibility Center found him to be just short of eligibility to receive a scholarship from any Division I university,' John Beilein told Rivals.com. 'While we were aware of the risk involved with this signing and we are disappointed for Robin, it does not deter our confidence in finding the right student-athletes for the future of this basketball program.
'Robin is a fine young man and we will continue to provide him with the NCAA information he will need if he continues to pursue options in the United States. If he does not pursue these options, I assume he will begin playing at a professional level in Europe starting this fall,' Beilein told the Web site.
The German National team beat and eliminate the Brazilians in a game which finished just a couple of minutes ago. The three point game on behalf of Germans was the difference between the two teams as both Pascal Roller (180-G-76) and Damon Green were amazing from the arc. The Brazilians had a very bad quarter, their second, which was enough to block their way in continuing to the specific tournament.
Dirk Nowitzki, Pascal Pascal Roller and Damon Green lead the German team and with an amazing scoring of 30 points against 13 in the second quarter, finished the last remaining hopes of Moncho Monsalve team. The quarters were: 14-13, 45-26, 62-39, and 78-65
The top scorers for the two teams were:
David Patten (203-F, agency: Court Side, college: Weber St.) is close to sign one year contract with Polpharma Starogard Gdanski. He spent last season in Spanish Caceres 2016 C.B. and averaged 9.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.2bpg. Jacek Sulowski (192-G-79) and Nejc Glavas (190-G-86) has already signed the contract with the team. Glavas is prepared to be the first point guard of the team and Sulowski would be his substitute.
Lukasz Grys (184-G-87) has signed contract with AZ Koszalin. Talented 21 year old player is comming back from overseas where he was playing college basketball but decided to come back to Poland. His last season on Polish courts was 2007-2008 where he has played in Azoty Unia Tarnow averaging 0.6 ppg in 4.3 mpg.
Polonia SPEC Warszawa is willing to extend the contract with Greg Harrington (188-G-79, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tulsa) (188-G-79, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tulsa). 29 year old player is playing in Poland since 2004 and he has played in five cloubs till now. Propably Mariusz Bacik (207-G/F-72) would be the next player that would sign to the team from the capitol city. He's waiting with signing the contract for the new sponsor in the Club from Warsaw.
Politechnika Poznan has extended the contract with Grzegorz Radwan (200-G/F-80).
The board of the ASCO Slask Wroclaw is trying to sell the team. For today the most known Polish team would not participate in European Cups and it is possible that they would not play in Polish 1st division. The Polish Basketball Federation has given time to finish all the paper work that is necesarry to play in DBE.
According to www.polskikosz.pl
Cartersville, GA - Week two of the SEBL Metro A-League has already positioned some teams for the playoffs...
Sun., July 13th @ JH Morgan Gym:
BC Celtics 77 BC Force 76... The Celtics get a last second basket to clip the Force.
ServPro-1 96 Supreme 59... ServPro is back and bombs Supreme.
Baseline-1 72 Skyline 66... Baseline wins a close one over its cousin, Skyline.
Marietta 66 Knicks-1 57... Marietta Outlaw is back! They humble the young Knicks-1 squad, who just made the move up from the City League.
Mon., July 14th @ Clayton St:
Young Gunz 73 DOTS 70... B.J. Puckett (6'8''-F-83) of Cartersville Baseline Warriors pours in 42 points for YG in their close win over DOTS.
BC Lakers 97 Tri-County 76... Lakers continue to roll, in a surprisingly easy win over Tri-County.
Speedboys 82 Black Monop 75... Speedboys do what they do... dismantle folks!
Wed., July 16th @ JH Morgan Gym:
ServPro-1 103 BC Celtics 73... ServPro used a 10-2 run to close the half with a 47-38 spread, but then took the same momentum into the second half and blew the Celtics off the court by 30. ServPro had four players with 20 or more points, as Shan Finley led the way with 23, Larry Cox had 22, Jermaine Spivey 21 and Brandon Byers 20. Spencer Dixon also had 17 for ServPro. For the Celtics, Jeff Croft (6'3''-G) sank 23, Andrew and Dexter Shaw each had 15 and Mike Reynolds contributed 14.
BC Force 66 Supreme 64... The Force held a 36-30 lead at the half behind the scoring of the 'timeless' Darrell Wilkins (6'1''-G-84). The 42-year old Wilkins, hit four threes in the opening half, scoring 16 of his game-high 20. Supreme fought back and the lead exhanged hands several times in the second half, but they could not seal the deal, allowing the Force to squeek out the win. Kelvin McConnell and Marc Reese both had 14 for the Force, while Antonio Cook had 11 and John Allison five. For Supreme, Cedric Ward and Ale Burt each had 13, Robert McKinney and Mike Carson both tallied 12 and Jazz Gregoire got 10.
Baseline-1 54 Knicks-1 51... Baseline-1 turned in a terrible performance but somehow managed to get by the Knicks-1 in the final minute of the game. The Knicks-1 led the entire game, but faltered in the final minute, as several missed shots and turnovers allowed Baseline-1 the opportunity to right their wrongs. Ronell Wooten's old fashioned three-pt play with 32 seconds left gave Baseline it's first lead since early in the contest. Wooten then went 3 of 4 at the line in the waning seconds. The Knicks-1 had a shot at the buzzer to tie, but Lance James' 35 footer was well short of the rim. James led the Knicks-1 with 17 points, while Mark Harp and Jonathan Johnosn each had 12. For Baseline, Wooten finished with 18, Chris Jones 13, Joe Hamilton 11, Kurtis Wood seven and Mike Linley three.
Skyline 68 Marietta 55... Skyline got a masterful performance from John Michael Nickerson, who had 23 points and a heap of rebounds. Skyline had built a 31-23 lead by half-time. Nickerson managed to come up with several timely baskets in the second half everytime Marietta made their move. Brandon Chambers and Isaac Cook made things interesting as they combined for dribble-drives and threes in separate runs in the second half. But, down the stretch, Mike Howren and Chris Palmore each nailed clutch treys for Skyline. Palmore also got an and-1. With Marietta fouling in the final minutes, Skyline combined to go 9-11 from the charity stripe to ice the win.
Wed., July 16 @ Clayton State:
Speedboys 59 Tri-County 58... Martice Moore re-joined the Speedboys, scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack, as his team slipped past Tri-County. The Speedboys also got 13 each from Michael Sloan (6'4''-G) and Jamal Johnson. Brian Carruthers had 30 for Tri-County and Ray Canady had 14, in a losing cause.
BC Lakers 59 DOTS 42... BJ Fields downed 21 points for the Lakers as they handled the winless DOTS team. David Graham had 15 and Miguel Morton 11 for DOTS, who slipped to 0-4.
Black Monop 63 Young Gunz 61... Richard Lusane and Mike Jones (6'8''-F/C-83) of Tri-County Crusaders each had 13 for Black Monopoly (Allstar Sports Cafe'), as they snuck past the Young Gunz. BJ Puckett kept the hot hand for YG, with 20 points, while Bo Dillon made his SEBL debut with nine points.
Thur., July 17 @ Clayton State: (late)
Young Gunz 94 BC Lakers 78... The Young Gunz put it all together Thursday night and pulled off an upset over the Lakers. YG canned 12 treys as a team in the first half while building a surprising 50-36 lead. Newcomer Brent Benson drained five, as the team made 17 total for the game. B.J. Puckett led YG for the third straight game with 21 points, while Benson finished with 20. For the Lakers, Brian Kelley tallied 23 points and Ricky Garret had 12.
Tri-County 67 Black Monop 64... Tri-County finally put one in the win column again with a tough 67-64 win over Black Monop (Allstar Sports Cafe'). Tri-County held a slim 31-29 lead at the half. Ray Canady led the way with 16 for Tri-County and Will Belton had 14. For BM, Richard Lusane had 17 and DeVario Hudson got 16 points. Both teams sit at 2-3 on the season.
Atl. Speedboys 92 DOTS 84... The Speedboys moved into a tie for first place with a nice 92-84 win over a struggling DOTS squad. Atlanta held a 45-30 lead at intermission. Jamal Johnson had 24 and Michael Sloan 19 for the Speedboys, who moved to 4-1 in the SEBL Metro A-League South Division. DOTS got 17 from David Graham and 10 from Xavier Trice, as they plummetted to 0-5.
Upcoming Games in the Metro A-League Conference...
Sun., July 20th @ JH Morgan Gym:
5:00pm BC Force vs. ServPro-1
6:00pm BC Celtics vs. Supreme
7:00pm Baseline-1 vs. Marietta
8:00pm Skyline vs. Knicks-1
Former head coach of KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd, Stevan Karadzic signed contract with KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac. Contract is signed on one season, with possibility to be expended. ''I am very satisfied, KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac has yound and talented players which are not only future of the club, they are future of Serbian basketball'' said Karadzic. ''My efforts will be focuse to rise up quality of young players, but that must be followed by results. KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac had last couple of seasons great results and we will give the best of us to win some trophy''.
Stevan Karadzic started his coach career in KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd in season 2000-2001, continue in seasons 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Karadzic was head coach of Yugoslavian junior team 2001, head coach of Serbia and Montenegro National team U21, Coach assistant of Serbia and Montenegro National team U20 same year, head coach of Serbia and Montenegro National team U19.
U-20 NT member Edin Alispahic (207-F/C-88) of Zlatorog, native Bosnian, obtained Slovenian citizenship and will play in EC.
Zan Vrecko (194-G-86, agency: Court Side) ex Elektra Esotech inked with Spanish team Aguas de Valencia - Gandia Basquet (LEB oro) for the upcoming season.
This Report Includes Day 1 and Day 2 of the annual Pre-Draft Camp
Which Started JULY 17TH tHRU JULY 19TH AT Bishop Gorman High School S.
Rancho Las Vegas, NV 89102,
111 players Registered will Vie for 20 Spots if selected Saturday JULY 19TH
During the Draft presentation at the Renaissance Hotel Ball Room,
The Registered Players are:
Uka Agbai (203-F-81, college: Boston Coll.)-Tony Akins (180-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Georgia Tech)-Justin Allen (203-F-81, college: Arizona St.)-Steve Allen (208-C-83, college: Clemson)-Aubry Jeff-Reggie Bassette (206-C-77, college: ODU)-Chad Bell (213-C-82, college: Nevada)-Blair-Lakeith Blanks (198-F)-
Bowen Justin-Steffon Bradford (201-F-77, agency: Passing Lane, college: Nebraska)-Micah Brand (210-C-80, agency: CAA Sports, college: Massachusetts)-Evan Brock (204-F-84, college: Alabama)-Marlyn Bryant (193-G-82, agency: Champion Sports Management, college: S.Florida)
Babacar Camara (211-C-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton)-Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83, agency: Next Level)-Eric Chenowith (215-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Kansas)-Calvin Chitwood (203-F-86, agency: Passing Lane)-Kris Clack (195-G-77, college: Texas)
Brandon Cole (198-G-84)-DeAngelo Collins (206-F-82)-Boubacar Coly (206-F-83, college: Xavier)-Schea Cotton (196-G-78, agency: Ronsport, college: Alabama)-Jaz Cowan (205-F-83, college: Hampton)-Cunningham
Ray Robert Daniels-Quincy Davis (206-F/C-83, agency: Passing Lane, college: Tulane)-Drafts Trenton-Drayton E.J-Bryant Dunston (203-F)-Elliot Rodney-Michael Fey (213-F/C-83, agency: Passing Lane, college: UCLA)
Fuqua Elbert-Chris Garnett (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE)-Nathan Green (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.)-Aaron Haynes (202-F-81, agency: Passing Lane, college: Boise St.)-Curtis Haywood (198-G-75, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Oklahoma City)-Hazekton Scott-
Jamal Holden (206-C-80, college: UALR) Terrance Hunter (203-F-83, agency: AI Sports MM, college: Delaware St.)-Antoine Hyman (208-C-75, agency: Passing Lane, college: Keuka)-Sani Ibrahim (207-C-82, college: Gulf Coast CC)-Jackson Christopher-
James Jackson (206-F-81, college: E.Michigan)-Anthony Johnson (195-F-81, college: UAB)- Ivan Johnson (183-G-80, college: Cumberlands)-Justin Johnson (183-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: Mississippi)-Kevin Johnson (186-G-66, college: California)-Joiner-Jones Jonathan
Jason Keep (208-C-78, agency: Larry Fox Services, college: San Diego)-Mark Kelley (204-F/C-84, college: Cal-Irvine)-Armein Kirkland (203-F/G-84)-William Knight (196-F/G-79, college: UCLA)(Billy)-Langhi Dan-Larkai Dzaflo
Orion Linton (186-G-87)-Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati)-Bryant Matthews (201-G/F-82, college: Virginia Tech)-Jarred Merrill (206-F-81, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Oklahoma Christian)-Corey Minnifield (202-F-81, agency: N.E.T., college: Loyola (LA))-Toree Morris (209-C-82, agency: Passing Lane)
Parham Ashely-Patterson-James Peters (204-F-81, college: UNLV)
Sullivan Phillips (196-F-79, college: Columbia Union)-Pippen William-Sidney Pointer (193-G/F, college: Chattanooga State JC)-Carlos Powell (201-F-83, college: S.Carolina)
Jason Sasser (201-F-74, college: Texas Tech)-Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point)-Smith Jason-Karim Smith (203-G/F-78, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: LIU Brooklyn)-Smith(Guruci)Leon-
Dillion Sneed (203-C-84, college: E.Tenn.St.)-Stallworth Albert-Greg Stiemsma (211-C)-Summers Robert
Steve Thomas (203-F-81, agency: Promotex, college: Middle Tenn.St.)-Garnett Thompson (207-F/C-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Providence)-Damon Thornton (202-F-77, agency: Chris Pearson SM, college: N.Carolina St.)
Mack Tuck (198-G/F-75, college: Cent.Oklahoma)-Vann Christopher
Anthony Wilkins (201-G-80, college: Kent St.)-William Tarvis-Curtis Williams (205-F/C-77, college: Louisiana Tech)-Demetrius Williams (206-F-81, agency: N.E.T., college: Loyola, IL)-Jermaine Williams (201-G/F-79, college: LSU)
VETERAN Players 2007 KBL
Blankson Odartey (201-F/G-82, agency: N.E.T., college: UNLV)-Crump Brandon (208-C-82, college: Tennessee)-Mitchell Carl (206-F-79, college: N.Kentucky)
Session Marcus (198-G/F-81, college: St.Mary's (TX))-Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: N.E.T., college: Elgin CC)-Thomas Victor (201-F-79, college: La Salle)-Warner Calvin (201-F/C-80, college: Jacksonville)-Wrenn Doug (203-F-80, college: Washington)
Some Names may have been over-looked and not on the manifest at this report,
Good Luck Participants for the 2008 KBL Pre-Draft Camp.
|TOURNAMENT OF THE AMERICAS U18|
|TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO|
|U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS|
|ALBANIA - Women|
|BARBADOS - Women|
|BRAZIL - Women|
|BULGARIA - Women|
|CANADA - Women|
|CENTROBASKET - Women|
Mexico - Costa Rica 93-57
At the first day of Centrobasket Championship 2008 Mexico defeated Costa Rica without any extra effort. These two teams will struggle with the host Puerto Rico as well as with Barbados for the first two places in Group A. In this game Mexicans got the most from Abril Garcia (190-F/C-81, college: ORU), who drained 22 points for exactly the same number of minutes. She netted four triples while she also registered 2 offensive and 3 defensive rebounds. Nubia Garcia (188-F) was the second leading scorer in her team delivering 19 points including 8 boards. Annel Tapia (170-G-86) also showed good performance in the winning team scoring 15 points. Liliana Lewis's (-80) 11 points and 7 rebounds was not enough for Costa Rica in this game. She was the only Costa Rican player with double digits as Glendorlee Pinnock (-62) was the second scorer of the team with 8 points.
Costa Rica succeeded to resist during the first 10 minutes having minus of just 4 points. But in the next frame Mexico controlled rhythm of the game. Abril Garcia took care for 15 points advantage for her team at the half time. The same scenario was seen after the breather as Mexicans continues with extending the lead even more. At that point of game it was already clear that Costa Rica won't be able even to threat until the end.
At the day number 3 of Centrobasket Mexico will meet Barbados. On the other side Costa Rica will have to take on the host Puerto Rico.
Mexico - Costa Rica 93-57
Mexico: Abril Garcia 22 (5 rebs), Nubia Garcia 19 (8 rebs), Annel Tapia 15
Costa Rica: Liliana Lewis 11 (7 rebs), Glendorlee Pinnock 8 (6 rebs)
Puerto Rico -
The host of the Centrobasket Championship 2008 was too strong for
It was kind of erratic game for Puerto Ricans.
Cindy Valentin paced the hosts to victory at the opening day netting 24 points. Important role for the winners also had Lindsay Gonzalez (160-G-82), who stopped on 12 points. Another player registered double digits for Puerto Rico and it was Pamela Rosado (160-G-86) who counted to 11 against
Stats will be available soon...
Cuba - Guatemala 92-25
At the opening day of Centrobasket Championship 2008 defending champion Cuba totally dominated against Guatemala. Both teams are placed in Group B together with Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago. Cuba showed all its strength against Guatemala letting them to score just 3 points in the first quarter. Difference of the quality level between these two teams was huge. Cubans dominated in all basketball elements. They grabbed 46 rebounds during the game, 14 offensive and 32 defensive. On the other side Guatemala stopped on 25 boards. Visitors in this game also committed huge number of turnovers, 25. It for sure was not enough even for a small threat against strong Cubans. Guatemala suffered a real terror in third quarter loosing it 4-33. Interesting is that Cuba had wonderful day from behind the arc making 12 of 21 attempts, 57%.
Suchitel Avila (183-F-82) was the best player of the winning team netting 26 points. She finished the game having nice shot percentage: 2/2 FG2, 7/11 3-pts, 6-11 FTs. Yakelin Plutin (186-F-79) also shined for the Cubans registering double-double. She stopped on 14 points and 10 rebounds for 20 minutes. Oyanaisis Gelis (171-G-83) followed these two players adding 8 points and 10 rebounds. Guatemala got 13 points and 7 rebounds from Blanca Amado (-80). In the next round Cuba will meet Trinidad and Tobago. On the other hand Guatemala will try to show better performance against Dominican Republic.
Cuba - Guatemala 92-25
Cuba: Suchitel Avila 26, Yakelin Plutin 14 (10 rebs), Oyanaisis Gelis 8 (10 rebs)
Guatemala: Blanca Amado 13 (7 rebs)
Dominican Republic - Trinidad & Tobago 72-54
Dominican Republic garbed victory against Trinidad & Tobago at the opener of Centrobasket Championship 2008 in Puerto Rico. Thus Dominican Republic and defending champion Cuba currently have 1-0 in Group B. Two defeated teams in the first round of the same group are Trinidad & Tobago and Guatemala. Dominican R. celebrated in this game mostly owing to well played first quarter. Since the very beginning they took control on Trinidad & Tobago which resulted with 19 points lead after first stanza. During the next ten minutes totally different picture was seen on the court. Visitors in this game started to played much better, especially at the defensive end. In this quarter Dominican Republic added just 8 points while on the other side Trinidad & Tobago had 17. It meant that the score at the half time was 37-27. Both teams played tied third frame 17-17. At the last one Dominicans put into the fifth gear heading to comfortable win. Interesting is that Trinidad & Tobago had six rebound more than their opponent. Their main problem in this game were 3-pointers as they made just 2 of 17 attempts. Dominican R. was much better in this segment of the game adding 8 of 20.
Charlenny Frias (-85) was the key player for Dominican Republic draining 20 points. Andreina Paniagua (-79) followed her collecting 17 points and 6 rebounds while Johanna Morton (-88) had 11 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Trinidad & Tobago got 14 points and 7 rebounds from Patrice Edwards (198-C-84, college: Texas Tech) while Petra Luan Gay stopped on 12 points and 5 rebounds. In the next round Dominican R. will take on Guatemala. Defending champion Cuba waits for Trinidad & Tobago.
Dominican Republic - Trinidad & Tobago 72-54
Dominican Republic: Charlenny Frias 20, Andreina Paniagua 17 (6 rebs), Johanna Morton 11 (4 rebs, 5 as)
Trinidad & Tobago: Patrice Edwards 14 (7 rebs), Gay 12 (5 rebs)
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