EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 8/19/2008Copyright © 1997-2008 Eurobasket
|ARAB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS|
Arab Club Championships Standings|
|BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS|
Cyprus U16 fell at 0-4 in at the European Championship Division B. England U16 stun Cyprus U16 78:48 on Day 3 of the tournament. The latter remained alive even after the end of the first half. England U16 and Cyprus U16 went to the lockers with only 6 points deficit for the winners. In the second half England U16 pushed the tempo and reached the second win. Hart paced all the winners with 14 points. Blandford posted 11, while Van Oostrum and Geramipoor netted 10 each. Riginos Kasinopoulos (185-G-92) top-scored in the losing effort with 18 points and Vlachos scored 14.
Switzerland U16 overcame Cyprus U16 63:40 in the last game of Day 4 in the group. It was an easy start from the team that opened the game with 24:7 in the opening quarter. Cyprus U16 bounced back with 19:5 to close the game at the half. Switzerland U16 however was stronger in the second half providing 18:10 in the third and 16:4 in the last respectively. Stefan Petkovic (182-G-92) led the winners with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bozovic supported him with 15 and Savoy posted 8. Riginos Kasinopoulos was again best in defeat nailing 14 points.
Cyprus U16-Switzerland U16 40:63
Cyprus U16: Riginos Kasinopoulos 14, Kantartzis 8
Switzerland U16: Stefan Petkovic,19+15 rebs, Bozovic 15, Savoy 8
England U16-Cyprus U16 78:48
England U16: Hart 14, Blandford 11, Van Oostrum 10, Geramipoor 10+11 rebs
Cyprus U16: Riginos Kasinopoulos 18, Vlachos 14
Chris Kaskiris (206-C/F-79) agreed financal terms with ENAD, the experienced Cypriot International center will wear ENAD's jersey for the coming year. ENAD is the fifth team in his career after, Enosis Kokkinotrimithias, Keravnos Strovolou, Omonoia Nicosia and Apollon Limassol.
The Polish forward Wiaczeslaw Rosnowski (197-G-75, agency: Court Side) is the new player of Pizza Express Primetele Apollon Limassol. In the mean time the Limassol team has fulfilled another three trnasfer as the international Giannis Ioannidis, ex Germasogias player and the Czech Republic players Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, agency: PPGroup) and Duza will be wearing the white-blue jersey of Apollonas for the comign seazon while the Limasol team allready set the coaching team which will be Marios Thrasivoulidis and Akis Konstantinou in the two positions of the assisting coaching positions while the Head Coach will be most probably foreigner.
Tonight Denmark U16 tasted the first win in Bosnia. Netherlands U16 and Denmark U16 finished Day 4 of the European Championship in Group B of Division B. The first two quarters the game was even and none of the teams wanted to risk. Denmark U16 however started to play more offensively in the second halkf and won both quarters. They reached the first win in the tournament and got 1-3 record the same as Netherlands U16. Haas led the winners with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Christensen collected 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Fugmann posted 12. Burger finished the night with 20 points in defeat and De Haas added 18.
Before that Austria U16 won the game over Denmark U16 on Day 3 at the European Championship. Sarajevo saw Austria U16 taking the lead from the first minutes. The dominated the court and easily won the second game in the group. Denmark U16 could close the game at 24:15 in the last period but had to admit the third loss. Saukel paced all the winners with 25 points. Friedrich nailed 19, while Vancura added 15. Haas finished the night with 20 points and 7 rebounds in the losing effort and Nielsen scored 14.
Denmark U16-Austria U16 68:92
Denmark U16: Haas 20+7 rebs, Nielsen 14
Austria U16: Saukel 25, Friedrich 19, Vancura 15
Netherlands U16-Denmark U16 67:84
Netherlands U16: Burger 20, De Haas 18
Denmark U16: Haas 21+5 rebs, Christensen 15+10 rebs, Fugmann 12
|EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE|
The Eurobasket Summer League in Salt Lake City announces the following players to the 2008 All Tournament Team:
The MVP of the ESL in Salt Lake City is Kenny Walker (206-F/C-80, college: Alabama) (206-F/C-80, college: Alabama).
Kenny played extremely well all three games and came up really big in the Championship game vs. Munich with 21pts and 9rbs.
Every time the Sevilla (Delta Jammers Play to Win) needed some scoring during critical parts of the game where their momentum was slipping it was Kenny Walker who got them big buckets.
In the highly competitive game Kenny was un-stoppable around the basket and showed why he has been playing in leagues like Pro A France.
Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) All Tournament Team (Salt Lake City)
Ryan Williams (196-F-83, agency: Tank Sports, college: St.John's): He only played two games but scored 25 and 36 in each contest and was phenomenal and had some show-time dunks. This guy has a NBA body and the crazy athleticism and attacked the basket with an array of moves. If he would have played the final game he definitely would have been MVP and the game would have been a lot easier for the Sevilla team.
He will make a team in Europe looking for a very athletic swing very happy.
Travis Knight (211-F/C-74, college: Connecticut) (211-F/C-74, college: Connecticut): He played extremely well in the ESL in Salt Lake City and was in a lot better shape than in the Las Vegas ESL. Travis was excellent in the pick and pop plays as he shot the jump shot very well.
His rebounding and defensive presence was a big factor in all three games and you could see why he played in the NBA for seven (7) years. He will definitely be a still for a team looking for a power forward in Europe. He is better at the power forward spot playing with another quality center in the middle.
Rick Cardoso (201-F-85, college: Cal.St.-Stanislaus) (201-F-85, college: Cal.St.-Stanislaus): He is a very long and athletic player who is very versatile and has a really nice inside and outside game. He is a great rebounder and blocks a lot of shots coming from the weak or help side.
We like the way he put the ball on the ground and had some very smooth moves and showed his sneaky athleticism with a lot of dunks in the ESL. He also had a good outside jump shot. He was a nice surprise and can play in Europe right away in the entry level markets and be a star. He has the potential to play at a high level in Europe once he gets some experience.
Marcus Watts (201-F, college: Chattanooga) (201-F, college: Chattanooga): This guy was unbelievable and was an offensive force with a variety of slick moves and ball-handling skills combined with a NBA range jump shot. Marcus was in the wrong system in college and is a nice big guard or small forward for a quality European team. Marcus was the leading scorer in the Salt Lake City event and had people jumping out of their seats with his finishing skills with both hands around the basket and nice creative dribbling skills ending with jump shots from all over the court. Marcus is a player who will have a great career in Europe and at the big guard spot should be on a NBA Summer League team in 2009. Against the high quality Sevilla team who had serious pros and played great defense he gave them 24pts in the first half and had Travis Knight saying this kid can really play
Marcus Heard (201-F-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: De Paul) (201-F-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: De Paul): All weekend he showed why he made the CBA All Rookie Team using his athleticism and nice shooting ability and rebounding. Marcus is very talented but will need a good situation in Europe to bring his game to the next level.
Mensah Sadikki Taylor (198-F-80, college: Gardner-Webb): He had a great weekend in Salt Lake City and showcased his all around talented game. He is amazing off the dribble and has a sweet jump shot and at 66 he is extremely quick and can beat anyone off the dribble to the basket. He is very athletic and definitely should play at a higher level than the secondary leagues in Germany where he has been totally dominant.
Melvin Jones (206-F-84, college: St.John's) (206-F-84, college: St.John's): This guy maybe was the most talented all around big man that we saw this summer at all of the ESL events. Melvin is a legit 610 & 260lb athletic big man with amazing footwork and nice moves around the basket. He was very athletic and unleashed some thunderous dunks and block shots during the weekend. Last season he put of some serious numbers in South America but needs to be in Europe due to his upside potential. His 28pts, 20rbs and 7blk performance was amazing in the last day of the ESL. He has the potential to play in leagues like Italy and Spain.
Troy Gwynn (196-G/F-80, college: Evergreen St.): He was one of the most athletic guys in the ESL and probably had over 12 dunks in three games and he really flourished in the transition game. He has a serious pro body and if he develops a consistent jump shot his game will be at the next level. He goes to the basket very well and just out jumps the opposition easily.
Marlo Saunders (196-F-84, agency: IceBasket): This guy is a stud and played with a lot of heart during the weekend in Salt Lake City. Marlo is super athletic and attacks the basket with lots of intensity and is a natural scorer with a decent jump shot. Against Sevilla he was probably the lone bright spot for the Rotterdam team and he took his game to another level compared to his team mates who were overwhelmed. Marlo did a little bit of everything and is a quality prospect for Europe.
Kevin Mitchell (188-G-80, college: UTPA): Kevin played well all weekend despite being on a team that lacked size and talent. He made great decisions as a point guard and shot the jump shot extremely well. He had nice quickness and was a heady player that can run a team. He is a quality point guard that should land in Europe on an entry level team.
Maurice Spillers (199-F-74, college: Utah St.): This guy was like a true warrior playing against boys in the ESL. He is super athletic with a million dollar body and was relentless in attacking the basket. In the championship game his post up game vs. Munich was very intimidating as he bullied the smaller players in the post and got to the free throw line at will. He all around floor game is of the highest quality as he plays excellent defense and gets a lot of steals and rebounds. He is a real professional player and was a big reason Sevilla won the championship.
Nathan Green (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.) (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.) (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.) (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.) (203-F-75, college: Idaho St.): Nate played in the ESL in Las Vegas and made the All Tourney team there and played even better in Salt Lake City. He is a true professional with a great inside outside game and his rebounding game is at the next level. He has the best hands that a lot of coaches at the ESL could not believe. In Salt Lake he shot the outside jump shot extremely well and he post up game is high-quality.
He can play in the big leagues in Europe very easily and showed why he averaged 17ppg and 9rbs in the CBA. He is definitely a six figure player in Europe.
Nick Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City): He was the best point guard in the ESL in Salt Lake City by a far margin and was one of the best point guards in the ESL events all summer. Nick has a strong body and has great ball-handling skills and a big-time jump shot. He has the potential to be a Euroleague player and play at the highest level in Europe. He was the class of the ESL in Salt Lake City and was a one point loss away from being the MVP. Nobody in the ESL could stop this young man who played in Ireland last season and won a NAIA Championship with Oklahoma City in 2006-07 and was an All American.
This kid can play at a high level in Europe right now and almost had two triple doubles in the ESL. Any guard with his skill level and excellent jump shooting ability should be making six figures in Europe.
He is one of three players who are big time sleepers in the ESL that we saw this summer.
Isaac Spencer (198-F-78, agency: Tank Sports, college: Murray St.): Isaac has pro experience and a nice high quality pro game. He showed his skill level and experience in the ESL and was very impressive scoring, rebounding and passing all weekend.
He is very strong and is a nice athlete who just has a higher level of understanding of the game. Isaac is a pro that will fit the bill of a lot of teams in Europe looking for a quality forward.
Kurtis Rice (200-F-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Charleston So.): Rice is Nice should be his nick name. Kurtis is a sensational swing player who is very athletic and is all about skills. He can hit the long range jumper, he can score in the mid-range in bunches.
He also can take the ball to the hoop and create off the dribble very well and finish over the rim. He was just simply awesome in the ESL and averaged around 28ppg and 9rbs. I could not keep my eyes off of him during the ESL and I know he will get a job professionally in Europe ASAP. Get the DVDs from the ESL in Salt Lake City if you need a quality swing and watch Kurtis Rice who is very nice.
Gordon Chase (188-F-86, college: Georgetown, KY): Gus is the most unique player in the ESL due to his size, skills and power. Prior to the ESL a lot of people talked about the young man who was the NAIA Player of the Year Runner Up.
He is only 63 and 240lbs but he dominates inside and against real power forwards. He has a throw back game similar Adrain Dantley who knows how to use his very strong body to the maximum.
Gus Chase has NBA Old School moves and a great face up game around the basket with a great mid-range jump shot. He is so strong he just bullies players who are bigger than him around the basket.
He is very deceptive with his ball handling skills and moves to the basket. He is probably a genius when it comes to tricks and moves using his body around the basket like AD.
Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota): This guy made the ESL All Tourney team in Chicago and is one serious player and competitor. He is very athletic and is always around the ball and is a fierce defensive player. He plays above the rim and is a classic slasher and runs the lanes like a deer.
Emmanuel has a decent jump shot and should play in Europe and will fill up the stat line quicky as he does everything and has the potential to play at a very high-level.
Kenny Pascley (183-G-85, college: Tiffin): Kenny had amazing quickness and unreal athleticism with a deadly junp shot theat amazed the scouts at the ESL in Salt Lake City all weekend. He was very creative off the driblle and was unstoppable from getting into the paint. He also had a silky smooth mid-range jumper and hit his 3pt shot consistently.
Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) Salt Lake City All Big Man Team:
Lawrence Blackledge (203-F-86, college: Marquette): This guy was super athletic and was the X-Factor in the championship game. He had a super tip dunk that brought the crowd out of their seats.
He is very long and he is a great shot blocker. He will need more experience but could be a serious player in the future.
Marcus Saunders (203-F/C-84, agency: IceBasket, college: Texas-PB): Marcus had a quality ESL tourney in Salt Lake City and was very athletic and had a lot of nice dunks and rebounds. He also displayed a nice shooting touch and showed why he played professionally in Spain last season.
Marcus King-Stockton (206-F-85, college: Colorado): Marcus rebounded very well and had a couple of nice scoring games in the ESL in Salt Lake City. Has the potential to play at a high level in Europe but needs to be more agressive and stronger offensively. He has a nice long and athletic body and blocks shots well.
ESL Coach of the Year - 2008 (All Cities included): Glen Hayes
Glen Hayes was the ultimate professional in the ESL this summer and had a positive personality with the ESL staff, players and officials.
He was very entertaining as he coached and often cracked jokes with the referees and opossing players during the game.
He was very well organized and in the Las Vegas event he had the best drill stations according to the players.
Our Las Vegas event had the most competiton and he won the event with a team that lost their enforcer in the middle Glen Elliot due to injury.
His pressure defense tactics, organizational skills and offensive schemes was the reason his team won the ESL event in Las Vegas.
He was constantly up roaming the sidelines encouraging his team with positive feedback and he got the best out of his bench using these tactics.
Glen Hayes is a veteran coach with international experience who deserves a quality coaching job in Europe.
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16|
Luxembourg U16- Belgium U16 34:75
Luxembourg U16: Laurent 12, Melcher 8
Belgium U16: Loontiens 12, Renier 10, Vandenweyer 8
Belgium U16 stormed past Luxembourg U16 in Day 4 of the European Championship Men Division B. The team moved to the top with 75:34 dominating the whole game. Luxembourg U16 however could win the second quarter 14:13, but it was nothing in comparison with the others. Loontiens paced all the winners with 12 points. Renier scored 10, whilst Vandenweyer netted 8. Laurent finished the game with 12 points in the losing effort and Melcher produced 8.
Slovak Republic U16-Belarus U16 61:81
Slovak Republic U16: Luley 17+8 rebs, Sveda 9
Belarus U16: Vitali Liutych (190-G-92) 31+12 rebs, Skamarokhau 12, Strukau 9
Vitali Liutych was unstoppable with 31 points and 12 rebounds for Belarus U16 in Day 4. Slovak Republic U16 struggled hard but did not find an answer for the hot player. Skamarokhau netted 12 and Strukau scored 9 in a 81:61 victory. Luley top-scored for the Slovak team with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Belarus U16 improved to 2-2, while Slovak Republic U16 dropped to 1-3.
Estonia U16-Germany U16 51:72
Estonia U16: Raap 12, Vaino 8
Germany U16: Fulle 15, Jarelle Reischel (194-F-92) 10, Monninghoff 9
On Day 4 Germany U16 beat Estonia U16 in the last game of the group tonight. Another massive 29:9 was too much for the Baltic side. Estonia U16 lost also the second and the third quarters to trail 26 points after 30 minutes of the game. The last quarter however saw 19:12 for Estonia that somehow reduced the gap. Fulle led the winners with 15 points to 4-0 record. Jarelle Reischel ended up with 10, whilst Monninghoff added 9. Raap posted 12 in defeat and Vaino scored 8.
Montenegro U16- Iceland U16 85:68
Montenegro U16: Nemanja Djurisic (-92) 22, Pajovic 14, Djordan 14
Iceland U16: Palsson 14+9 rebs, Kristjansson 12
Montenegro U16 did not have any difficulties reaching 4-0 record as the team stun Iceland U16 85:68. The only problem was the first half when Iceland was even in front, 41:35. A 34:8 in the third quarter however solved all the problems for the favorite of Group B. Nemanja Djurisic led the winners with 22 points, Pajovic and Djordan followed him with 14 apiece. Palsson top-scored for Iceland U16 with 14 points and 9 rebounds, whilst Kristjansson had 12 points.
Austria U16-Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 80:86
Austria U16: Vancura 28, Saukel 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina U16: Ivic 15, Vucic 12, Micic 11, Latifagic 11
Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 grabbed 25:22 in the opening quarter and improved to 42:33 at the halftime. Austria U16 however woke up in the third when they stormed with 30:11 splash. Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 had some time for the rest and then replied with 33:17 in the last to seal the third win. Ivic top-scored for the hosts with 15 points. Vucic posted 12, whilst Micic and Latifagic netted 11 each. Vancura produced 28 points for the guests and Saukel added 20.
Netherlands U16-Denmark U16 67:84
Netherlands U16: Burger 20, De Haas 18
Denmark U16: Haas 21+5 rebs, Christensen 15+10 rebs, Fugmann 12
Netherlands U16 and Denmark U16 finished Day 4 of the European Championship in Group B of Division B. The first two quarters the game was even and none of the teams wanted to risk. Denmark U16 however started to play more offensively in the second half and won both quarters. They reached the first win in the tournament and got 1-3 record the same as Netherlands U16. Haas led the winners with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Christensen collected 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Fugmann posted 12. Burger finished the night with 20 points in defeat and De Haas added 18.
Bulgaria U16- Slovenia U16 70:79
Bulgaria U16: Planimir Dafinov (178-G-92) 14+7 rebs, Sirakov 13, Ivanov 13
Slovenia U16: Brodnik 14, Besedic 14, Luznar 12
Slovenia U16 became the leader of Group C as the team overcame another team from the top Bulgaria U16. Slovenia U16 was too good in the end of the game producing 28:19. It gave them 79:70 as a total and 4-0 record in the group. Brodnik and Besedic led the winners with 14 points each. Luznar followed them with 12 points keeping Slovenia undefeated. Planimir Dafinov top-scored for Bulgaria with 14 points and 7 rebounds, Sirakov and Ivanov supported him with 13 apiece.
Romania U16-England U16 35:65
Romania U16: Foalea 14, Parlog 7
England U16: Van Nes 12+9 rebs, Loftman 10, Van Oostrum 10
England U16 had another easy win but again struggled in the first half. Romania U16 played tough in the first two quarters trailing only 9 points at the half time. England U16 held them to 19:2 in the third quarter to benefit from the game. Van Nes led the winners with 12 points and 9 rebounds to 65:35 victory. Loftman and Van Oostrum followed him with 10 points as their team improved to 2-2. Foalea top-scored for Romania with 14 points and Parlog had 7.
Cyprus U16-Switzerland U16 40:63
Cyprus U16: Kasinopoulos 14, Kantartzis 8
Switzerland U16: Petkovic, S. 19+15 rebs, Bozovic 15, Savoy 8
Switzerland U16 achieved another win and another loss in European Championship Men Division B. The team stayed at the middle positions in Group C and now has 2-2 record.
Switzerland U16 overcame Cyprus U16 63:40 in the last game of Day 4 in the group. It was an easy start from the team that opened the game with 24:7 in the opening quarter. Cyprus U16 bounced back with 19:5 to close the game at the half. Switzerland U16 however was stronger in the second half providing 18:10 in the third and 16:4 in the last respectively. Petkovic led the winners with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bozovic supported him with 15 and Savoy posted 8. Kasinopoulos was again best in defeat nailing 14 points.
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16-Ireland U16 79:58
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16: Gajdadjiev 27, Markowski 22
Ireland U16: Horner 14, Herron 11
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16 overcame Ireland U16 79:58. Gajdadjiev top-scored for the winners with 27 points, while Markowski supported him with 22. Horner nailed 14 in defeat and Herron added 11.
Portugal U16-Finland U16 43:69
Portugal U16: Wildner 8, Cunha 7
Finland U16: Villematti Kopio (173-G-92) 25+5 rebs, Heinikoski 10, Dolenc 8
Finland U16 stormed past Portugal U16 on Day 4 of the European Championship. Sarajevo saw a 69:43 victory of the Scandinavian team over the hot country. Finland U16 opened the game with 21:5 and always remained in front. They also won the other quarters to seal the third win in the group. Villematti Kopio paced all the winners with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Heinikoski netted 10, while Dolenc scored 8. Wildner nailed 8 points for Portugal U16 and Cunha had 7.
The Dutch National team played two games in Slovakia against host Slovakia and Portugal in the first upset to the upcoming Eurobasket 2009 qualifications.
After a debilitating journey of about nine hours, the team of the new coach Gdi Kedar just arrived before the game against Portugal.
Due to a change in the programme, showing the first game was moved to Thursday, the day of arrival of the Dutch squad, which resulted in an unsuccessful 67-51 defeat against Portugal.
Although it was plagued by numerous setbacks that a mentally lesser team would have knocked out, won Holland the second game against Slovakia with 69-80.
Worse of all was that pointguard Sam Jones fell out with a serious hip and kneeinjury, how seriously the coming days will show, but the fact is that the naturalized American not can be missed.
Also Stefan Wessels and Kees Akerboom fell out with an injury
Coach Gadi Kedar however, has already forged a strong collective in a short time. After a 12-19 disadvantage, Holland went ahead at halftime with 45-39 thanks to the benchplayers Harvey van Steijn, Henk Norel and Rogier Jansen.
In the second half the Dutch team extended the lead to 41-52 but the Slovakian switched to a zone-defense and the Dutch team had big problems to made a score, nevertheless knew the increasingly decimated team to face the enemy advance by excellent defending.
Fransisco Elson led the winners with 14 points, Peter van Paassen nailed 12 while Harvey van Steijn added 9 points.
Ireland U16 lost three games in European Championship Men Division B. The team moved to the bottom positions in Group D and now has 0-3 record.
In the opener Irish boys lost to Finland U16 56:79. Villematti Kopio (173-G-92) led the winners with 20 points, while Markus Molenuis added 18. Peter Herron top-scored for Ireland with 13 points and Jack Murphy netted 8.
Sweden U16 remains undefeated at the European Championship in Sarajevo. Sweden U16 achieved another victory in Division B and now has 3-0 record. A 20-3 in the third quarter was too much for Ireland U16 that gave up in the game. Sweden U16 won the third game 80:48 and sent Irish squad to 0-2 record. Atli Antonsson top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Melinder posted 12, while Reynisson collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Lucey ended up with 17 points in defeat, Murphy and James added 9 each.
In the third game F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16 overcame Ireland U16 79:58. Gajdadjiev top-scored for the winners with 27 points, while Markowski supported him with 22. Horner nailed 14 in defeat and Herron added 11.
Finland U16 -Ireland U16 79:56
Finland U16: Villematti Kopio 20, Markus Molenuis 18
Ireland U16: Peter Herron 13, Jack Murphy 8
Ireland U16-Sweden U16 48:80
Ireland U16: Lucey 17, Murphy 9, James 9
Sweden U16: Atli Antonsson 19+11 rebs, Melinder 12, Reynisson 10+10 rebs
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16-Ireland U16 79:58
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16: Gajdadjiev 27, Markowski 22
Ireland U16: Horner 14, Herron 11
Niigata Albirex BB (BJ League) signed 22-year old American forward Calvin Chitwood (203-F-86, college: Cal.St. Northridge, agency: Passing Lane). Chitwood played most recently at Cal State - Northridge (NCAA) in the U.S. It will be his first year in professional basketball. His senior year (07-08) of the college was the most successful in his career. His stats were 10.7ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1bpg and for the second time he was selected to All-Big West Honorable Mention team as his college was Big West Regular Season Runner-Up.
After two years Marko Djerasimovic (200-F-84) parted ways with FMP Zeleznik. He joined the team in 2006 from Zdravlje Leskovac as a top scorer of Serbian A1 league. He played 25 games for FMP in Adriatic league adding 5.7 ppg and 1.9 rpg. He also had 14 games in Superleague as well as 7 games in ULEB Cup. His biggest achievement is trophy in Serbian National Cup, which FMP won in 2007. Before FMP and Zdravlje, Djerasimovic played for Zastava Kragujevac, where he grew up as a player.
The most pleasant surprise from the last season Vizura from Belgrade got two acquisitions for the upcoming one. Director of the team Aleksandar Subara announced that the club agreed terms with Stefan Atanackovic (195-G-84) and Milan Vucicevic (206-F/C-85). Atanackovic played last season for Bosnian team Borac Nektar from Banja Luka, which was the finalist of Bosnian National Cup. Before that, he used to play one season in BC Beograd and two years in Sloga Kraljevo. Vucicevic started last season in Greek A2 team Age Halkidas while in January he moved to Budivelnik Kyiv from Ukraine. In the past he played one year in Polish team Unia Tarnow as well as for Serbian teams Ribnica and Masinac Kraljevo.
Crvena Zvezda is without a head coach yet. Bozidar Maljkovic definitely announced that he won't lead Red-and-whites next season. General Manager of the team Milan Opacic announced that Zvezda will have another negotiations with Svetislav Pesic, what would be a reall boom on Zvezda's bench. According to Pesic's interview for Serbian media his arrival to Belgrade is under the big question mark.
'I am glad that people from Crvena Zvezda are interested for my services but I already have some plans for the near future. I respect their wish but...' said Svetislav Pesic.
On the other hand management of Crvena Zvezda still beleive that they will reach an agreement with well respected Serbian coach.
|SOUTH AMERICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|TOURNAMENT OF THE AMERICAS|
|TOURNAMENT OF THE AMERICAS U18|
|AUSTRALIA - Women|
|BELARUS - Women|
|BOSNIA - Women|
|CHINA - Women|
|CZECH REPUBLIC - Women|
|ESTONIA - Women|
|EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16 - Women|
|FINLAND - Women|
EUROPEAN Championship, Women, 2008. U20, Division A (Chieti, Italy, July 11.-20.):
1) Russia, 2) France, 3) Serbia, 4) Spain, 5) Ukraine, 6) Latvia, 7) Turkey, 8) Lithuania, 9) Italy, 10) Czech R.,
11) Montenegro, 12) Belarus, 13) Germany, 14) Bulgaria, 15) Belgium, 16) Greece.
Division B (Poznan, Poland, July 11.-20.):
1) Sweden, 2) Poland, 3) Hungary, 4) Slovak R., 5) Romania, 6) Holland, 7) Ireland, 8) Israel, 9) Portugal, 10) England.
EUROPEAN Championship, Women 2008. U18, Division A (Nitra, Slovakia, July 18.-27.):
1) Lithuania, 2) Russia, 3) Czech R., 4) France, 5) Spain, 6) Serbia, 7) Slovak R., 8) Poland, 9) Turkey, 10) Sweden,
11) Ukraine, 12) Bulgaria, 13) Belarus, 14) Italy, 15) Romania, 16) Croatia.
Division B (Skopje, Macedonia, August 6.-15.):
1) Latvia, 2) Belgium, 3) Slovenia, 4) Greece, 5) Estonia, 6) Holland, 7) Hungary, 8) Germany, 9) Bosnia and Herzegovina, 10) Portugal,
11) Ireland, 12) Israel, 13) England, 14) Austria, 15) Luxembourg, 16) Finland, 17) Denmark, 18) F.Y.R. of Macedonia, 19) Scotland,
EUROPEAN Championship, Women 2008. U16, Division A (Katowice, Poland, August 8.-17.):
1) Spain, 2) Italy, 3) France, 4) Sweden, 5) Belgium, 6) Poland, 7) Hungary, 8) Turkey, 9) Russia, 10) Belarus,
11) Czech R., 12) Lithuania, 13) Germany, 14) Serbia, 15) Latvia, 16) Ukraine.
Division B (Pravetz/Botevgrad, Bulgaria, August 8.-17.):
1) Greece, 2) Finland, 3) Romania, 4) Slovenia, 5) Slovak R., 6) Holland, 7) Denmark, 8) Bulgaria, 9) Croatia, 10) Portugal,
11) Ireland, 12) Montenegro, 13) England, 14) Switzerland, 15) Bosnia and Herzegovina, 16) Estonia, 17) Israel, 18) Luxembourg.
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|SENEGAL - Women|
|SLOVAKIA - Women|
Maxima Broker Kosice signed german national player Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV). 29-year old forward played last season in Italy for Taranto, but in summer she decided to leave the club. She will play for slovak champion only first three months of next season, when Kosice want to promote from qualifying round of Euroleague. In past she played four seasons in WNBA and in Europe she played for example for Spartak Moscow region and Fenerhace.
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|WNBA - Women|