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Generals sign Satchell, Lawrence, and Rabb - by Chris Terrell
Dallas, TX - The Dallas Generals have signed Larry Satchell (6'9''-F/C-80, college: Arkansas), Kenneth Lawrence (6'0''-G-81, college: La-Lafayette), and Earl Rabb (6'3''-G, college: Midwestern). Satchell has experience in the top leagues of Mexico (LNBP) and Venezuela (LPB), averaging 16ppg and 11rpg while shooting 57% from the field for UAT Victoria. Kenneth Lawrence also has experience in the top league of Mexico along with experience in the ABA and WBA. While with Bucaneros de Campeche in the LNBP, Lawrence averaged 17ppg and 6apg connecting on 54% from 2 and 37% from 3. Earl Rabb is a rookie guard that caught the attention of the Generals staff at a tryout held for the team earlier in the summer and later on at the LNBP showcase held in San Diego. To make room on the roster, the Generals have released Ronald Ogoke (7'0''-F/C-85, college: Paul Quinn) and traded the rights to Brian Carter (7'0''-F/C, college: TCU) to the Texas Chaparrals (ABA). Terms of the trade have not been disclosed. You can get more information on the web at


Adriatic L. Standings
 1. Cibona 5-0 
 2. KK Zagreb 4-1 
 3. Zadar 3-2 
 4. U.Olimpija 3-2 
 5. Radnicki K. 3-2 
 6. Siroki Eronet 3-3 
 7. Buducnost 3-3 
 8. FMP 2-2 
 9. Partizan 2-2 
 10. Helios 2-3 
 11. Cedevita 2-3 
 12. Hemofarm 1-4 
 13. Crvena Zvez. 1-4 
 14. Bosna S. 1-4 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Bosna S.
  Avg: 18
 1. Sehovic, Bosna S.18.0 
 2. Zizic, Cedevita17.8 
 3. Delic, Helios17.8 
 4. Tomas, Cibona15.8 
 5. Anderson, Cedevita15.6 
 6. Stemberger, Siroki E.15.3 
 7. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija15.2 
 8. Tomic, KK Zagreb15.0 
 9. Snow, Helios15.0 
 10. Maric, Partiz.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleks MARIC
  Avg: 10
 1. Maric, Partizan10.0 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb9.0 
 3. Raduljica, FMP8.3 
 4. Marjanovic, Hemof.8.0 
 5. Mason, Siroki E.7.7 
 6. Ruzic, Zadar7.4 
 7. Golubovic, U.Olimpija7.2 
 8. Brkic, Radnicki K.7.0 
 9. Savovic, Buducnost6.8 
 10. Samardziski, F.6.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Mocnik, Helios7.8 
 2. Anderson, Cedevita5.6 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm5.6 
 4. Gordon, Cibona5.4 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar5.2 
 6. Mason, Siroki E.4.8 
 7. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.6 
 8. Covic, FMP4.0 
 9. Aleksic, Radnicki K.3.8 
 10. Becirovic, U.Olimpi.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir KRSTIC
  KK Zagreb
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Krstic, KK Zagreb2.6 
 2. McCalebb, Partizan2.5 
 3. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.0 
 4. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar1.8 
 6. Stemberger, Siroki E.1.7 
 7. Mocnik, Helios1.6 
 8. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.6 
 9. Bakic, Crvena Zvez.1.6 
 10. Dundovic, Heli.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.8 
 2. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.6 
 3. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.4 
 4. Bjelica, Crvena Z.1.0 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm1.0 
 6. Zalokar, Helios1.0 
 7. Roberts, Partizan1.0 
 8. Vranes, Partizan1.0 
 9. Maric, Partizan0.8 
 10. Kikanovic, Crvena.0.8 


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
  El Nacional
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Elsener, El Nacional20.8 
 2. Pardal, Bragado20.5 
 3. Wilkerson, Ciclista20.3 
 4. Ceruti, San M.19.5 
 5. Miller, Bragado19.3 
 6. Melo, Independ.N.18.3 
 7. Tomatis, Alma Juniors17.3 
 8. Ghirardi, Firmat S.17.0 
 9. Fabio, Obera TC16.8 
 10. Safar, Argenti.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  San Mart.C.
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Truscott, San M.11.8 
 2. Wilkerson, Ciclista9.7 
 3. Frey, A.Italiana9.3 
 4. Clayton, Firmat SF9.3 
 5. Segura, Club 99.3 
 6. Ford, Belgrano SN8.7 
 7. Fabio, Obera TC7.5 
 8. Elsener, El Nacional7.5 
 9. Espinoza, Argentino7.3 
 10. Benjamin, San.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado5.3 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.5 
 3. Forastieri, Club 93.0 
 4. Bendel, Independ.N.3.0 
 5. Eiguren, Firmat SF3.0 
 6. Gelsi, El Nacional2.5 
 7. Luchino, San M.2.5 
 8. Schoppler, A.Italiana2.3 
 9. Andrizzi, Independ.2.3 
 10. Gandoy, Belgrano2.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 4
 1. Williams, Independ.T.4.0 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.5 
 3. Elsener, El Nacional3.5 
 4. Castelli, Independ.T.2.3 
 5. Sanchez, A.Italiana2.3 
 6. Barlasina, San M.2.3 
 7. Clayton, Firmat SF2.0 
 8. Fernandez, Alma J.2.0 
 9. Stenta, Firmat SF2.0 
 10. Pollio, Braga.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 4
 1. Williams, Independ.T.4.0 
 2. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 3. Williams, Independ.N.1.5 
 4. Ford, Belgrano SN1.3 
 5. Noguera, Belgrano.1.0 
 6. Cavagna, Alma J.1.0 
 7. Wilkerson, Ciclista1.0 
 8. Trapote, Independ.1.0 
 9. Espinoza, Argentino1.0 
 10. Giorgi, Obera1.0 

Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
 1. San Mart.MJ 4-0 
 2. San Mart.C. 3-1 
 3. El Nacional 3-1 
 4. Ciud.Bragado 2-1 
 5. Ciclista 2-1 
 6. Club 9 2-1 
 7. A.Italiana 2-1 
 8. Argentino 2-2 
 9. Independ.N. 2-2 
 10. Firmat SF 1-2 
 11. Obera TC 1-3 
 12. Alma Juniors 1-4 
 13. Belgrano SN 0-3 
 14. Independ.T. 0-3 


Julius Hodge returns to Melbourne Tigers - by Eurobasket News
In a major coup the Melbourne Tigers have secured the signature of 25 year old exciting import Julius Hodge (201-G-83, college: N.Carolina St.).

With injuries to key players Chris Anstey, Ben Knight and Nathan Crosswell, the Tigers have been forced to find a player to bolster the squad and have been lucky enough to acquire the services of Julius.

After a promising college career with North Carolina State, Hodge was selected at pick 20 in the 2005 NBA draft. Hodge went on to play the second half of the 2007/08 NBL season with the Adelaide 36ers picking up 3 consecutive NBL player of the week awards. He re-joined the 36ers for 8 games during the 2008/09 NBL season before leaving on the advice of his manager due to a pay dispute.

Tigers Head Coach Al Westover was very excited with the addition of Hodge to the Tigers roster.

Hodge is an all round player who can score, pass and rebound while playing any position. He has shown he can play well in this league with the 36ers and we are looking forward to getting him here and used to our system. We are looking for him to make an immediate impact, with Nathan (Crosswell) having to take a month off, and Chris not due back until Christmas.

The Tigers are hoping to have Hodge in Melbourne by Sunday and on the training court Monday the 9th of November. Information will be provided to media over the coming days regarding media opportunities.

Tigers memberships and tickets are available for Tigers home games by contacting the Tigers office on 9326 6800 or by visiting Come and see Hodge in Tigers colours for the first time at the Tigers next home game of the season on Saturday the 14th of November at The Cage. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster on 136 100 or

Courtesy of The Melbourne Tigers

Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22
 1. Penney, Breakers22.0 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles20.8 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles19.5 
 4. McKee, Hawks19.1 
 5. Bruton, Breakers19.1 
 6. Gilchrist, 36ers18.9 
 7. Ubaka, Blaze18.5 
 8. Worthington, Tig.18.3 
 9. Redhage, Perth17.3 
 10. Maxey, Bla.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Holmes, 36ers8.5 
 2. Rychart, Taipans8.3 
 3. Worthington, Tig.8.1 
 4. Maxey, Blaze7.7 
 5. Gilchrist, 36ers7.6 
 6. Rickert, Breakers7.5 
 7. Williams, Crocodiles7.3 
 8. Roberts, Crocodiles6.9 
 9. Davidson, Hawks6.9 
 10. Redhage, Per.6.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Williams, Crocodiles6.8 
 2. Bruton, Breakers4.3 
 3. Gilchrist, 36ers4.3 
 4. Saville, Hawks4.1 
 5. Penney, Breakers4.0 
 6. McKee, Hawks3.9 
 7. Ubaka, Blaze3.6 
 8. Gibson, Blaze3.6 
 9. Martin, Perth3.3 
 10. Henare, Breake.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Avg: 2
 1. McKee, Hawks2.0 
 2. Saville, Hawks1.8 
 3. Jones, Taipans1.7 
 4. Robbins, Perth1.4 
 5. Worthington, Tig.1.4 
 6. Martin, Perth1.4 
 7. Bruton, Breakers1.1 
 8. Boucher, Breakers1.1 
 9. Gibson, Blaze1.1 
 10. Abercrombie, Bre.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Worthington, Tig.1.1 
 2. Maxey, Blaze1.1 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles1.0 
 4. Williams, Crocodiles1.0 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.8 
 6. Penney, Breakers0.7 
 7. McKee, Hawks0.7 
 8. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 9. Bruton, Breakers0.6 
 10. Rychart, Taipa.0.6 

Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Hawks 6-3 
 2. Perth 5-2 
 3. Crocodiles 4-4 
 4. 36ers 4-4 
 5. Breakers 4-4 
 6. Blaze 4-5 
 7. Taipans 4-6 
 8. Tigers 3-6 


SJPP stay alive - by Justin Marville
SAMUEL JACKMAN PRESCOD POLYTECHNIC (SJPP) are still in the United Insurance Division 1 Schools basketball title hunt.

But only just.

The pre-season favourites kept within striking distance of league leaders Queens College after adding to the anguish of the now dethroned six-time league champs Barbados Community College (BCC) in a 77-66 victory at the Eyrie on Thursday evening.

Even with the win, Polytechnic (5-2) still lie a further two and a half games back of the undefeated Husbands lads (8-0) with just three regular season games remaining. And the only thing in SJPPs favour is that one of those contests is the all-decisive home game against Queens College at Clapham on Tuesday.

Instead of looking ahead, however, Polytechnic were more focused on taking care of business in a building where they had very little success over the last six seasons.

Whatever past woes Polytechnic endured though were left behind in the same manner that reigning MVP Tremaine Shaw did with each clueless defender in transition, as the visitors romped to a 14-4 start.

And the Eagles subsequent switch to a 1-2-2 defence didnt slow the rampaging SJPP offence any once Justin Maloney and Remar Smith got in on the scoring act as well to push Polytechnics lead to 21-11.

However, BCC did manage to pull things back in the ensuing second quarter while Shaw rested for most of the period, preventing the visitors from stretching the advantage past ten points as Polytechnic got sloppy in the absence of their floor general.

It also helped that Romaine Lovell got some much needed assistance at the offensive end from key reserve Lorenzo Thorpe when point guard Raheem Elliot was forced to the bench with foul trouble.

But what was once a manageable seven-point half-time deficit (36-29) soon became a daunting 15-point hole (52-37), as the hosts opened the third quarter with three successive turnovers before finally scoring two minutes into the period.

The Eagles briefly threatened behind Lovell, Richie Walker and Rico Watson but Smith and Maloney were simply too potent in the open floor, combining for 16 third quarter points to give SJPP a 58-45 lead heading into the fourth.

Once there, the hosts failed to go away quietly though, even after Shaw provided the periods opening play with a stunning and-one finish over Lovell.

Not even Elliots successive turnovers and subsequent bone-headed ejection was enough to quell BCCs rally, which got the champs as close as six points (67-61) through Andre Clarkes late flurry and a couple of inside baskets from Lovell.

It was never enough though, not once Shaw put down the insurrection with two straight lay-ups before a put-back by Smith of his own miss and Maloneys decisive bank-shot conclusively sealed the deal.

Shaw led the way with 24 points, getting a further 22 from Maloney while Smith added 19. For BCC, Lovell had a game high 25 points as the lone Eagles in double digits.

In the days other game, Queens College kept their perfect record in tact after edging Combermere 57-51 at Waterford. Czario Bourne top-scored with 14 points while Darren Hunte and Antonio Sealy added 13 apiece.


Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues
Paulista Standings
 1. Vivo/Franca 14-5 
 2. Paulistano 14-6 
 3. GRSA/Bauru 13-5 
 4. Pinheiros 12-8 
 5. S.Jose/Vinac 11-6 
 6. Amigao/Assis 11-8 
 7. Metodista/S.B. 8-9 
 8. APABA/S.Andre 7-10 
 9. Palmeiras/Lupo 7-11 
 10. Rio Claro FC 6-10 
 11. XV/Selam 6-11 
 12. Flextronics/So. 6-12 
 13. Americana 2-16 


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil A. 3-0 
 2. Levski 3-1 
 3. Rila Sport 2-2 
 4. Spartak P. 1-2 
 5. Cherno More 1-2 
 6. Yambol 1-2 
 7. Chernomorets 1-2 
 8. Balkan 1-2 

Levski won the derby of fourth round in NBL - by Valentin Anguelov
Levski defeated Rilski Sportist in the derby game of the 4th round in Men NBL. The players of Titi Papazov won a difficult game by 92-87 and recorded their third straight win.

In the first six minutes the game was even but then Levski pulled away and took a 22-15 lead after the first quarter. In the second one there was a lot of scoring as the teams scored a total of 31 points. In the middle of it Levski was up by 8 but after a triple by Simeon Naydenov with 11 seconds to go in the half the score was tied. Zlatin Georgiev then scored with the buzzer to make the score 51-49 at the break.

With 5.19 to play in the third quarter 'The Blues' were up 61-58 but a 10-0 run by the visitors gave them a 61-68 lead. Quickly though Levski tied the game at 68 but the third quarter finished with Rilski ahead - 70-72.

The last quarter was very interesting as the winner was unknown until the final moments. Rilski took an 80-83 lead after Aleksandar Gruev triple but Aaron Harper scored 8 straight points and Levski was up 88-83. With 8 seconds to go Levski was up 90-87 and Rilski had a chance to tie the game. Aleksandar Ugrinoski made a bad pass and Stanislav Slaveykov took the ball and after he made two free throws the game was over.

Aaron Harper was the top scorer in the game with 30 points adding also 2 assists and 2 steals. Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) had very good game with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists as Stefan Georgiev made a double double - 10 points and 11 rebounds.

For the visitors top scorers was Aleksandar Gruev with 23 points while Aleksandar Ugrinoski had very good game with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Harper, Levski27.5 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.22.0 
 3. Brown, Chernomo.21.0 
 4. Kyosev, Cherno M.20.0 
 5. Cole, Levski19.8 
 6. Bozov, Balkan19.7 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.19.3 
 8. Preston, Spartak P.18.3 
 9. Stoykov, Lukoil A.17.3 
 10. Angelov, Yamb.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Brown, Chernomo.11.3 
 2. Radev, Balkan10.0 
 3. Brown, Lukoil A.9.3 
 4. Wells, Lukoil A.9.0 
 5. Peterson, Rilski S.7.5 
 6. Preston, Spartak P.7.3 
 7. Marinov, Yambol7.0 
 8. Angelov, Yambol7.0 
 9. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.0 
 10. Dimitrov, Spa.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Eric WEBB
  Cherno More
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Webb, Cherno More5.3 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.5.0 
 3. Smith, Levski4.0 
 4. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.0 
 5. Ugrinoski, Rilski S.4.0 
 6. Cole, Levski3.8 
 7. Velikov, Levski3.8 
 8. Mirkovic, Lukoil A.3.7 
 9. Wells, Lukoil A.3.3 
 10. Ostrev, Spartak.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan BOZOV
  Avg: 3
 1. Bozov, Balkan3.0 
 2. Evtimov, Levski3.0 
 3. Slaveykov, Levski2.8 
 4. Webb, Cherno More2.7 
 5. Dimitrov, Spart.2.7 
 6. Harper, Levski2.5 
 7. Frasor, Levski2.3 
 8. Russell, Lukoil A.2.3 
 9. Penev, Chernomo.2.3 
 10. Aleksiev, Cherno.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael EARL
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Earl, Yambol2.3 
 2. Veselovs, Cherno M.2.0 
 3. Brown, Chernomo.2.0 
 4. Brown, Lukoil A.1.7 
 5. Peterson, Rilski S.1.5 
 6. Gocevski, Yambol1.3 
 7. Doychinov, Cherno M.1.3 
 8. Radev, Balkan1.0 
 9. Morton, Chernomo.0.7 
 10. Wells, Lukoil.0.7 



In an innovative move and in an effort to be distinguished from other basketball sites, will announce every Monday or Tuesday the top scorer, top rebounder and assist player of the weekend.

More over, will give you the 2-3 most important highlights of the weekend in an effort to pass on the feeling of the each week's games.

A team of analysts and statisticians will this year keep track of statistics and from time to time, analysis regarding the teams or the players will be posted on the site.

We urge all players to give their best every weekend so that they have more chances in being among the Top 3 players.

At the end of the season, just like last year, will award the best players.

Awards will include the player of the year, import player of the year, domestic player of the year, Bosman player of the year and many more.
Good Luck!


Basketligaen: Round 10: Bears crush the Rabbits, there is no more unbeaten teams - by Eurobasket News
Horsens IC - SISU 86-105
SISU cruised past Horsens on the road jumping got 6-3 score in Danish top division. Mychal Kearse (194-G/F-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's) stepped up in victory with 34 points and 8 rebounds. Thomas Soltau (210-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Northwestern) followed him with 21 pts. In Horsens (4-5), Rockey Claitt posted 20.

Amager BK - Randers 93-77
2-6 for Amager and poor 1-8 for Randers after this game. Brian Baskauskas (199-G/F-87, college: Amherst) and Emil Frost (192-G-88) shined for the hosts netting 20 and 18 points respectively. Ivan Miskovic responded with double-double in defeat, 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Bakken - Svendborg 92-85
The Bears crushed the Rabbits handing them the first loss this season. Torre Johnson (198-F-85, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) led the winners with 22 points and 9 rebounds, while Andreas Jakobsen (187-G-83, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Columbia (MO)) added 21 pts, 8 assists and 5 rebs. Niccolai Iversen and Johnell Smith combined 53 points in loss. Bears 6-3, Rabbits 8-1.

Naestved - Horsholm 72-64
Naestved grabbed this one mostly owing to Peter Johansen (205-F/C-80, agency: Arik Krayn Services), who collected 20 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Adama Darboe (190-G-86, agency: Rasmussen Services) scored 20 points for the guests. Naestved 6-3, Horsholm 5-3.

Standings - Basketligaen
Basketligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 8-1 
 2. Naestved 6-3 
 3. SISU 6-3 
 4. Bakken 6-3 
 5. Horsholm 5-3 
 6. Horsens IC 4-5 
 7. Aabyhoj 3-5 
 8. Amager BK 2-6 
 9. Aalborg 2-6 
 10. Randers 1-8 

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Mychal KEARSE
  Avg: 24
 1. Kearse, SISU24.0 
 2. Smith, Svendborg23.9 
 3. Johansen, Naestved23.4 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj23.0 
 5. Johnson, Bakken22.3 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg21.4 
 7. Miskovic, Randers21.3 
 8. Dennis, Naestved20.1 
 9. Proctor, Bakken19.9 
 10. Iversen, Svendbo.19.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Miskovic, Randers13.3 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.13.0 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj12.2 
 4. Vance, Aalborg9.9 
 5. Johansen, Naestved9.6 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg8.9 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg8.8 
 8. Kearse, SISU7.7 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU7.7 
 10. Johnson, Horsens7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Smedley, Randers7.4 
 2. Bradley, Amager BK6.0 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm5.6 
 4. Rinkevicius, SISU4.9 
 5. Jakobsen, Bakken4.7 
 6. Christensen, Amager B.4.6 
 7. Smith, Svendborg4.6 
 8. Dennis, Naestved4.6 
 9. Darboe, Horsholm4.5 
 10. Iversen, Svendbo.4.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Proctor, Bakken3.1 
 2. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm2.3 
 4. Kearse, SISU2.2 
 5. Madsen, Aabyhoj2.0 
 6. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.0 
 7. Fall, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Dennis, Naestved1.9 
 9. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.9 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakk.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.3.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj3.2 
 3. Johnson, Bakken2.3 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.6 
 5. Marinkovic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Seilund, Amager BK1.0 
 7. Baskauskas, Amager B.1.0 
 8. Kalvelis, SISU1.0 
 9. Vance, Aalborg0.9 
 10. Guyton, Aabyh.0.9 


2009 D-League Draft: Carlos Powell Selected First Overall by Albuquerque - by Surujh Roopnarine
Carlos Powell
Donell Taylor
Deron Washington
Amara Sy
Garret Siler
The 2009 NBA D-League Draft took place yesterday, as 16 teams selected 128 total players over eight rounds, who they will now own their rights to if they so choose to play in the D-League this season. Former South Carolina star guard/forward Powell Carlos (6'7''-F-83) of Inchon ET Land Black Slamer South Korea (6'7''-F-83, college: S.Carolina) was selected first overall by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Powell was one of the last cuts in training camp by the Phoenix Suns last month.
Complete rosters for each of the 2009-10 NBA D-League teams will be comprised of the eight players drafted along with seven returning, allocation, and local tryout players. Rosters will be reduced to 12 players on Nov. 18 and opening-day 10-man rosters must be set by Nov. 25 in anticipation of the Nov. 27 tip off of the NBA D-Leagues ninth season.
History was also made yesterday as the Tulsa 66ers selected Latavious Williams (6'7''-F) with the last selection (#16) of the first round. Williams is the first ever player to be drafted out of High School into the D-League. The Starkville, MS native prepped at Christian Life Center in Humble, TX. Williams is taking the road that players such as Brandon Jennings or Jeremy Tyler opted not to try, as those other more highly touted High School stars headed to Europe rather than play in college. Williams, if he makes the 66ers will be in a unique situation to play for a team managed by the NBAs Oklahoma City Thunder while getting exposed to the rigors of long bus trips, hard work and low pay. It will be very interesting to track the progress of this young man.

Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Powell Carlos (6'7''-F-83, college: S.Carolina)
Erie BayHawks: Donell Taylor (6'6''-G-82) of ESTIA Egaleo Greece
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Deron Washington (6'7''-G/F-85) of Hapoel Holon Israel
Bakersfield Jam: Amara Sy (6'8''-F-81) of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket France
Utah Flash: Garret Siler (7'0''-C-86) of Atlanta Hawks
Austin Toros: Alonzo Gee (6'6''-G-87)
Reno Bighorns: Desmon Farmer (6'5''-G-81, college: USC)
Maine Red Claws: Paul Harris (6'5''-F-86, college: Syracuse)
Iowa Energy: Rashad Anderson (6'5''-G/F-83, college: Connecticut)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Alade Aminu (6'10''-F-87)
Dakota Wizards: Curtis Withers (6'8''-F-84, college: Charlotte)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Antonio Anderson (6'6''-G-85, college: Memphis)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Raymond Sykes (6'9''-F/C-86)
Springfield Armor: JamesOn Curry (6'4''-G-86, college: Oklahoma St.)
Idaho Stampede: Sundiata Gaines (6'1''-G-86, college: Georgia)
Tulsa 66ers: Latavious Williams (6'7''-F)

Tulsa 66ers: Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84, college: Arizona)
Idaho Stampede: Dar Tucker (6'4''-F)
Springfield Armor: Major Wingate (6'10''-C-83, college: Tennessee)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Pete Campbell (6'7''-F-84, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Butler)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Jonathan Wallace (6'2''-G-86, college: Georgetown)
Dakota Wizards: Douglas Thomas (6'9''-F/C-83, college: Iowa)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Frank Tolbert (6'4''-G-86, college: Auburn)
Iowa Energy: Patrick Carroll (6'5''-G/F-82, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: St.Joseph's)
Maine Red Claws: Darnell Lazare (6'8''-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: LSU)
Reno Bighorns: Haminn Quaintance (6'7''-F-85, college: Kent St.)
Austin Toros: Russell Carter (6'5''-G-85, college: Notre Dame)
Utah Flash: Orien Greene (6'4''-G-82, college: La-Lafayette)
Bakersfield Jam: Reece Gaines (6'6''-G-81, college: Louisville)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Alan Wiggins (6'9''-F-84, college: USF)
Erie BayHawks: John Bryant (6'10''-C-87)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Chad Toppert (6'7''-G-85)

Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Erek Hansen (6'11''-C-82, college: Iowa)
Erie BayHawks: Martin Zeno (6'5''-G-85, college: Texas Tech)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Jeremy Wise (6'2''-G-86, college: S.Mississippi)
Bakersfield Jam: Anthony Goods (6'3''-G)
Utah Flash: Kevin Goffney (6'5''-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Nicholls St.)
Austin Toros: Lewis Clinch (6'3''-G-87)
Reno Bighorns: Chris Lowe (6'0''-G-87)
Maine Red Claws: Frank Young (6'5''-F-84, college: W.Virginia)
Iowa Energy: Sean Barnette (6'5''-F-86, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Wingate)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Jamelle Cornley (6'5''-F-87, college: Penn St.)
Dakota Wizards: Marcus Dove (6'9''-G/F-85, college: Oklahoma St.)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Jamarcus Ellis (6'5''-G/F-85)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Reggie Williams (6'5''-F-86, college: VMI)
Springfield Armor: James Cripe (7'0''-C-84, college: N.Kentucky)
Idaho Stampede: Delonte Holland (6'7''-F-82, college: De Paul)
Tulsa 66ers: Cecil Brown (5'11''-G-88)

Tulsa 66ers: Jeral Davis (7'1''-C-84)
Idaho Stampede: T.J. Cummings (6'9''-F-81, college: UCLA)
Springfield Armor: Craig Austrie (6'3''-G-87)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Leemire Goldwire (5'11''-G-84, college: Charlotte)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Mickell Gladness (6'11''-F/C-86)
Dakota Wizards: Dlancy Carter (6'10''-F-87)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Booker Woodfox (6'1''-G-86)
Iowa Energy: Mitchell Carl (6'9''-F-79, college: N.Kentucky)
Maine Red Claws: Gary Ervin (6'1''-G-83, college: Arkansas)
Reno Bighorns: Louis Graham (6'8''-F-84, agency: ZAG Advocates)
Austin Toros: Ira Brown (6'4''-F)
Utah Flash: Jason Richards (6'2''-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Davidson)
Bakersfield Jam: Jared Newson (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Tennessee-Martin)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Chris Hayes (6'9''-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy)
Erie BayHawks: Derrick Mercer (5'9''-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: American)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Yarolslav Korolev (6'9''-G/F-87)

Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Shagari Alleyne (7'3''-C-84, college: Manhattan)
Erie BayHawks: Roderick Wilmont (6'4''-G-83, college: Indiana)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Christopher Moore (6'9''-F-82, agency: GOTathletes, college: Virginia Union)
Bakersfield Jam: Lance Hurdle (6'2''-G, college: UCSB)
Utah Flash: Joe Darger (6'7''-F-86)
Austin Toros: David McClure (6'6''-F)
Reno Bighorns: Terry Martin (6'6''-G-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: LSU)
Maine Red Claws: Cornelius 'Scooter' McFadgon (6'5''-G-82, college: Tennessee)
Iowa Energy: Joah Tucker (6'5''-F-83, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Leonard Stokes (6'6''-G/F-81, college: Cincinnati)
Dakota Wizards: Jason Straight (6'2''-G-83, college: Wyoming)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Kenny Dawkins (5'9''-G-87)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Draelon Burns (6'4''-G-85, college: De Paul)
Springfield Armor: DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Providence)
Idaho Stampede: Johnny Mathis (6'9''-F-82, college: Michigan)
Tulsa 66ers: Mitchell Johnson (6'5''-F-85, college: Franklin Pierce)

Tulsa 66ers: Keena Young (6'6''-F-85, college: BYU)
Idaho Stampede: Mike Gansey (6'4''-G-82, college: W.Virginia)
Springfield Armor: Perrin Johnson (6'5''-G-84, college: Louisville)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Nate Miles (6'7''-G/F)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Antoine Hood (6'5''-G-83, college: Air Force)
Dakota Wizards: Darren Cooper (6'3''-G-83, college: Portland)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: C.J. Anderson (6'6''-G/F-85, college: Manhattan)
Iowa Energy: Casey Love (6'8''-F/C-80, college: Robert Morris)
Maine Red Claws: Anthony Terrell (6'7''-F-81, college: NC-Wilmington)
Reno Bighorns: Jermaine Johnson (6'7''-F-85)
Austin Toros: Quemont Greer (6'7''-F-81, college: De Paul)
Utah Flash: Travis Holmes (6'4''-G)
Bakersfield Jam: Chris Ayer (6'10''-C-83, college: Loyola Marymount)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Charlie Parker (6'4''-G/F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Millersville)
Erie BayHawks: Jeff Skemp (6'10''-C)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds: J'Nathan Bullock (6'5''-F-87)

Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Garrison Carr (5'11''-G, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM))
Erie BayHawks: Ryan Troutman (6'2''-G-87)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Moustapha N'Doye (6'10''-C-87)
Bakersfield Jam: Ramon Dyer (6'7''-F-84, college: Houston)
Utah Flash: Alain Laroche (6'6''-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: N.Florida)
Austin Toros: Augustine Okosun (6'11''-C-86)
Reno Bighorns: Chris Davis (6'3''-G, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM))
Maine Red Claws: Tony Bobbitt (6'4''-G-79, college: Cincinnati)
Iowa Energy: Russell Hicks (7'0''-C-85, college: Pepperdine)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: Andres Sandoval (6'4''-G-83)
Dakota Wizards: Rashad Powell (6'6''-G-81, college: Idaho)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: Rashad Woods (6'5''-F, college: De Paul)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Rodney Alexander (6'7''-F-87, college: Redlands CC)
Springfield Armor: Brandon Jones (6'7''-F-86, college: Amherst)
Idaho Stampede: Bryson McKenzie (6'11''-C-83, college: N.Illinois)
Tulsa 66ers: Adam McCoy (6'4''-G-86, college: UTSA)

Tulsa 66ers: Tim Parham (6'9''-F/C-83, college: Md-Eastern Shore)
Idaho Stampede: Vince Oliver (6'3''-G)
Springfield Armor: Brayden Billbe (6'10''-C-85, college: American)
Sioux Falls Skyforce: Lawrence McKenzie (6'2''-G-85, college: Minnesota)
Rio Grande Valley Vipers: De'Angelo Alexander (6'6''-G-84, college: Charlotte)
Dakota Wizards: Jimmy Binnie (6'7''-F-86, college: Dayton)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants: A.J. Ratliff (6'3''-G-85)
Iowa Energy: Marcus Walker (6'1''-G-86, agency: Strategic Sports)
Maine Red Claws: Matthew Clement (6'7''-F-83, college: Maine Maritime)
Reno Bighorns: Ronald Allen (6'10''-F/C-84, college: Cincinnati)
Austin Toros: DMond Grismore (6'6''-F)
Utah Flash: Jordan Brady (6'6''-F-83)
Bakersfield Jam: Stephen McDowell (5'11''-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: S.Carolina)
Los Angeles D-Fenders: Travis Pinick (6'7''-G/F-86, agency: Duran International)
Erie BayHawks: Zach Sowers (6'3''-G)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds: Brian Kortovich (6'2''-G-81, college: Cuyahoga)


Calvin Brown making Moves in Peru - by Justin Moore
Metro Allstars Ower Calvin Brown (6'9''-C-83, college: Norfolk St.) is in Peru playing for El Bosque in the capitol LIMA. Last week Calvin participated in the All-star game in which his team lost by team lost by 2 points.Calvin had a great game posting (25 and 17) Big Calvin made this Statment to me' I came out here to help El Bosque win a champion and have El Bosque move to the 'Superior league' which starts in April and have a couple of Metro All-stars gain some overseas experience. They are in the first round of the play- offs and Calvin is averaging 21 and 15 rebounds per, Calvin hopes to show that the Metro allstars and the EBA can be a major factor in developing players and helping them get contracts.


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. TTU KK 5-0 
 2. Rakvere 4-1 
 3. Valga Welg 3-2 
 4. TU/Rock 2-1 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 1-2 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 1-3 
 7. Parnu 1-3 
 8. Kuremaa 0-5 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 25
 1. Armpalu, Kuremaa25.0 
 2. Vares, Valga Welg25.0 
 3. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.23.0 
 4. Armpalu, Rakvere20.0 
 5. Covington, Tallin.19.0 
 6. Aab, Valga Welg19.0 
 7. Reed, Tallinna Kalev19.0 
 8. Tagamets, Kuremaa17.0 
 9. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo17.0 
 10. Kriisa, Rakve.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13
 1. Allingu, TU/Rock13.0 
 2. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.13.0 
 3. Anderson, Valga W.11.0 
 4. Tagamets, Valga W.11.0 
 5. Tagamets, Kuremaa10.0 
 6. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.0 
 7. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.9.0 
 8. Hingla, Valga Welg9.0 
 9. Kriisa, Rakvere9.0 
 10. Armpalu, Rakve.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  Avg: 7
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock7.0 
 2. Kikerpill, Valga Welg6.0 
 3. Polusk, Parnu5.0 
 4. Polusk, Parnu5.0 
 5. Roos, Valga Welg4.0 
 6. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 7. Kaljula, Kuremaa4.0 
 8. Dorbek, Kuremaa4.0 
 9. Morrison, TU/Rock4.0 
 10. Covington, Tall.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  Avg: 6
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock6.0 
 2. Polusk, Parnu3.0 
 3. Polusk, Parnu3.0 
 4. Erm, Parnu3.0 
 5. Allingu, TU/Rock3.0 
 6. Erm, Parnu3.0 
 7. Anderson, Valga W.3.0 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 9. Roos, Tallinna Kalev2.0 
 10. Raadik, Par.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.4.0 
 2. Raadik, Parnu3.0 
 3. Raadik, Parnu3.0 
 4. Tagamets, Kuremaa2.0 
 5. Hingla, Valga Welg2.0 
 6. Allingu, TU/Rock2.0 
 7. Parn, Tallinna Kalev2.0 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 9. Tamsalu, Parnu1.0 
 10. Anderson, Valga.1.0 

Valga send Kalev/Cramo to fifth spot in standings - by Eurobasket News
Valga claimed the second win in the season. They nipped the KML defending champions Kalev/Cramo at home court. Heiko Rannula (186-G-83) knocked down decisive points in the dying seconds to seal an 82:81 win for the home team. Kalev/Cramo entered the game with two new players on the roster. But Kennyetta Johnson and Charron Fisher could not help the visitors dominate. Valga grabbed the initiative and rallied to a 16:13 lead after ten minutes. Kalev responded in the second period taking a slender 40:39 lead at halftime. The third frame belonged to the hosts. Valga limited Kalev/Cramo to just 13 points in the period and built a 5-point lead with ten minutes to go. Kalev/Cramo tried hard to save the game and erased the deficit but Heiko Rannula emerged with the winning bucket late in regulation.
Kristo Aab (194-F-85) finished with 19 points to lead Valga. Ando Tagamets (200-F-79) and Heiko Rannula added 16 points each for the winners. Rait Keerles (201-F-80) knocked down 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Kalev/Cramo. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) delivered 17 points and 7 boards in the loss.
Rakvere improved at 3-1 record after they upset Tallinna Kalev 85:73 away from home. Ardo Armpalu (207-F/C-80, agency: Court Side, college: Marshall) tallied 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors. Valmo Kriisa contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds for Rakvere. Nick Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City) and Travis Reed (203-C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Long Beach St.) had 19 points each for Tallinna Kalev.

Standings - 1.Liiga
1.Liiga Standings
Group A
 1. Kohila SK 6-1 
 2. TU/Rock II 5-2 
 3. TTU SK 4-2 
 4. Paide Viking 3-3 
 5. Torma/Salva 1-4 
 6. Noortekoondis 0-7 
Group B
 1. Rapla 6-1 
 2. Voru MM 3-3 
 3. Elion/Corle 3-3 
 4. 3-4 
 5. Kuressaare 2-3 
 6. Rae MM 1-4 
Group C
 1. Kalev II 5-1 
 2. Parnu 5-2 
 3. EAG/Scanweld 3-3 
 4. KK Hito 3-3 
 5. Johvi/Toila 3-4 
 6. Marcus 0-6 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Walsh, U.Olimpija29.5 
 2. Salyers, Le Mans21.5 
 3. Sato, Montepaschi20.0 
 4. Pekovic, Panathin.19.7 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 6. Foster, EWE B.19.0 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.18.0 
 8. Mickeal, Regal Barca18.0 
 9. Dean, Unicaja18.0 
 10. Kleiza, Olympiak.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 3. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 4. Pettway, Ventspils12.5 
 5. Watson, Zalgiris10.0 
 6. Riddick, Charleroi8.5 
 7. Riddick, Charleroi8.5 
 8. Burrell, Assec.Pr.8.3 
 9. Jankunas, Khimky8.0 
 10. Freeland, Unica.8.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 9.3
 1. McIntyre, Montepas.9.3 
 2. Popovic, Lietuvos.7.0 
 3. Cook, Unicaja7.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca6.3 
 5. Spanoulis, Panath.5.7 
 6. McCalebb, Partizan5.3 
 7. Foster, EWE B.5.0 
 8. Jaaber, Lottomat.4.7 
 9. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.7 
 10. Arslan, Efes Pils.4.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 4
 1. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 2. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 3. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 4. Jurevicus, Ventspils4.0 
 5. Eidson, Maccabi .3.0 
 6. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 7. Gordon, Cibona3.0 
 8. McIntyre, Montepas.2.7 
 9. Wright, Le Mans2.5 
 10. Lukauskis,.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 3. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 4. Pettway, Ventspils2.5 
 5. Fischer, Maccabi .2.3 
 6. Lasme, Maccabi T-A2.0 
 7. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.7 
 8. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.7 
 9. Begic, Zalgiris1.7 
 10. Vranes, Partiz.1.7 

Asseco Prokom draws in Lorinza Harrington - by Eurobasket News
Asseco Prokom agreed on terms of contract with Junior Harrington (193-G-80, agency: David Lee services, college: Wingate). The 29-year-old guard is expected to don Prokom jersey in PLK Round 6. Junior Harrington spent the previous season in Slovenia. He averaged 2.5 points, 1.5 boards and 1.4 assists per game in the Slovenian league. In Adriatic league his stats were 8.5 points, 2.6 boards and 1.4 assists. Junior Harrington had a wide NBA history. He played for Denver, New Orleans and Memphis. Harrington had also stints with Pamesa in Spain and Lokomotiv Rostov in Russia.


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. Tarmo 5-0 
 2. Jyvaskyla 4-1 
 3. Lapua 4-1 
 4. Honka 3-2 
 5. Huima 3-2 
 6. JKS 3-2 
 7. LoKoKo 3-2 
 8. BC Nokia 2-3 
 9. Namika II 1-4 
 10. Ura Basket 1-4 
 11. Wartti 1-4 
 12. Kerava ET 0-5 

Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  Avg: 29
 1. Favors, JKS29.0 
 2. Swanston, Lapua25.0 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo24.2 
 4. Haynes, Lapua23.2 
 5. Stamper, JKS23.2 
 6. Leggett, Huima20.2 
 7. Jallow, JKS19.8 
 8. Graham, Tarmo18.8 
 9. Haanpaa, Kerava ET17.6 
 10. Sampay, Hui.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Nash, Lapua19.3 
 2. Leggett, Huima12.2 
 3. Douglas, Ura Basket12.2 
 4. Stamper, JKS12.0 
 5. Pichon, LoKoKo11.4 
 6. Jallow, JKS11.0 
 7. Thomas, LoKoKo10.6 
 8. Sampay, Huima10.4 
 9. King, Jyvaskyla10.4 
 10. McCulloch, BC.10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Herman FAVORS
  Avg: 6
 1. Favors, JKS6.0 
 2. Conerly, Tarmo4.8 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.0 
 4. Bakradze, Lapua2.8 
 5. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.6 
 7. Laaksonen, BC Nokia2.5 
 8. Haynes, Lapua2.4 
 9. Pekkola, Namika II2.4 
 10. Huff, LoKo.2.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Conerly, Tarmo3.6 
 2. Silvonen, Honka3.0 
 3. Rokala, Ura Basket2.6 
 4. Stamper, JKS2.6 
 5. Favors, JKS2.5 
 6. Hirvikoski, BC No.2.4 
 7. Pekkola, Namika II2.4 
 8. Huff, LoKoKo2.0 
 9. Tejha Mua, Namika I.2.0 
 10. Malinen, Jyvasky.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Markus SANTA
  Avg: 1
 1. Santa, Huima1.0 
 2. Immonen, Ura B.1.0 
 3. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 4. Maki-Tulokas, Tar.0.8 
 5. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 6. McMillion, Lapua0.7 
 7. Alanen, Namika II0.7 
 8. Johansson, Namika I.0.6 
 9. Leggett, Huima0.6 
 10. Forsman, Wart.0.6 

KORISLIIGA: Marcel Jones moves to Espoo - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Karhu (Kauhajoki) and American F Marcel Jones (203-F-85, college: Oregon St.) have agreed, that Jones does not belong to Karhu (1-9) roster anymore. Instead Jones will move to Espoo and have a two-week try-out with Honka (5-5). Jones averaged at Kauhajoki 17,9 ppg - 8,3 rpg - 2,4 apg in seven games.
Finnish Basketball Association has punished Kataja (Joensuu) as Team Kataja has used Finnish player (Janne Kinnunen (180-G-87), who didn't have a domestic permit
to play. Kataja will loose two (both) victories and record 2-8 is now 0-10. Janne Kinnunen is playing his sixth season on Kataja roster. Kinnunen is averaging
1,1 ppg.
Division 1, Round 5: Tonight one contest. Kerava - Ura Basket (Kaarina) 56-83 (35-39) (Arsene Towa 11/18, Jarkko Aho 10 - Juhan Mikone 20, Ronald Douglas 16/12).


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Cholet 5-1 
 2. Dijon 4-2 
 3. Le Mans 3-1 
 4. Orleans 3-1 
 5. Gravelines 3-2 
 6. Hyeres-Toulon 3-2 
 7. Le Havre 3-2 
 8. Roanne 3-2 
 9. Nancy 3-2 
 10. Paris-Levall. 3-2 
 11. ASVEL 2-3 
 12. Poitiers 2-3 
 13. Chalon 1-4 
 14. Vichy 1-4 
 15. Strasbourg 1-4 
 16. Rouen 0-5 

Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Lille 5-1 
 2. Evreux 5-2 
 3. Le Portel 5-2 
 4. Nanterre 4-2 
 5. Limoges 4-2 
 6. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 4-2 
 7. Maurienne 4-3 
 8. Bourg 4-3 
 9. Boulazac 4-3 
 10. St.Vallier 3-3 
 11. Nantes 3-4 
 12. Bordeaux 3-4 
 13. Fos Ouest 3-4 
 14. Brest 2-4 
 15. Quimper 2-4 
 16. Antibes 2-5 
 17. Charleville 1-5 
 18. Clermont 1-6 

Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.27.8 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans21.5 
 3. Marshall, Dijon21.3 
 4. Banks, Orleans20.8 
 5. Wright, Poitiers20.2 
 6. Vassallo, Paris-.19.2 
 7. Tillman, Chalon19.0 
 8. Pierce, Hyeres-T.18.2 
 9. Taylor, Le Havre18.0 
 10. Greer, Nan.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.6 
 2. Issa, Vichy10.0 
 3. Falker, Cholet9.2 
 4. Nsonwu, Roanne9.0 
 5. Edwards, Grave.8.2 
 6. Fazekas, Dijon8.2 
 7. Greer, Nancy8.0 
 8. Vassallo, Paris-.7.8 
 9. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.4 
 10. Akpomedah, Gra.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Reid, Vichy7.4 
 2. Pierce, Hyeres-T.7.0 
 3. Neitzel, Chalon6.8 
 4. Greer, Nancy5.4 
 5. Sciarra, Orleans5.3 
 6. Gomez, Poitiers4.8 
 7. Miller, Le Havre4.8 
 8. Horton, Hyeres-T.4.7 
 9. Ball, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nan.4.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Linehan, Cholet3.0 
 2. Pierce, Hyeres-T.2.2 
 3. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.2.2 
 4. Moss, Vichy2.2 
 5. Melody, Vichy2.0 
 6. Banks, Orleans2.0 
 7. Sciarra, Orleans2.0 
 8. Heurtel, Strasbourg2.0 
 9. Miller, Le Havre2.0 
 10. Greer, Nan.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.8 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.4 
 3. Fazekas, Dijon1.7 
 4. Prowell, Paris-.1.6 
 5. Badiane, Poitiers1.6 
 6. Soliman, Rouen1.4 
 7. Akingbala, Nancy1.4 
 8. Darden, Strasbourg1.4 
 9. Hamilton, Paris-.1.3 
 10. Covile, Orlea.1.3 

Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Riley, Nanterre21.2 
 2. Siggers, Lille20.8 
 3. Mohammed, Limoges19.5 
 4. Davis, Charleville18.3 
 5. Young, Quimper18.0 
 6. Gay, Fos Ouest17.6 
 7. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.17.5 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.17.5 
 9. Akono, Nanterre17.3 
 10. Harris, Antib.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Giles, Nantes11.6 
 2. McClark, Bourg10.1 
 3. Hoard, Boulazac9.3 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne8.6 
 5. Fahnbulleh, Quimper8.3 
 6. McCord, Limoges8.2 
 7. Melicie, Brest8.0 
 8. Vebobe, Antibes7.7 
 9. Janisius, Charleville7.7 
 10. McKenzie, St.7.5 
Assists Per Game
  St Vallier
  Avg: 7.2
 1. McIntosh, St Va.7.2 
 2. Da Silva, Evreux6.9 
 3. Mullins, Bourg6.9 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.5 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel6.4 
 6. Swift, Brest5.8 
 7. Williams, Boulazac5.6 
 8. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.3 
 9. Kerckhof, Antibes4.9 
 10. Dunn, Maurien.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.7 
 2. Mullins, Bourg3.3 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 4. Harris, Antibes2.7 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.7 
 6. Gayon, Nantes2.4 
 7. Badiane, Maurienne2.4 
 8. Hoard, Boulazac2.3 
 9. Paelay, Charleville2.2 
 10. Da Silva, Evre.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.1 
 2. Badiane, Maurienne2.0 
 3. Ford, Limoges1.8 
 4. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.7 
 6. Ukeagu, St Vallier1.3 
 7. Gouez, Lille1.3 
 8. Vounang, Brest1.0 
 9. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 10. Aboya, Antib.1.0 

Hyeres-Toulon lands Terrell Everett - by Eurobasket News
Hyeres-Toulon announced signing of the American point guard Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Oklahoma). The team decided sign deal with Everett, due to injury of Daniel Horton (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Michigan) last week-end against Dijon. The new PG will stay with the club at least until the end of December.
Terrell Everett is a familiar face in French basketball as he already player there on season 2007/08. He started it with CEZ Basketball Nymburk, but in October joined JDA Dijon Bourgogne. For 22 Pro A games Everett averaged 11.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg and 3 apg. That was not his only year in France, as he also played for ES Chalon-Sur-Saone a season before. That was 2006/07, when Everett had 11.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 5.2 apg for 34 games. He ended it as the fifth leading player in assists. In 2007 he played at the French Pro A All-Star Game and his team reached the Semifinals.
Last season Terrell Everett spent with D-Legaue teams Tulsa 66ers and Bakersfield Jam. With the Jam he appeared 26 times averaging 7 ppg, 2 rpg and 2.3 apg. Terrell Everett is a product of University of Oklahoma, where he graduated in 2006. He will make debut tomorrow against Orleans.


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Osiguranje 7-0 
 2. Feni Indistrija 5-1 
 3. Torus 4-2 
 4. Rabotnicki 4-3 
 5. Pelister 3-4 
 6. Plejmejker K. 3-4 
 7. Vardar 2000 2-4 
 8. MZT Skopje 2-5 
 9. Ovce Pole 2-5 
 10. AMMAK SP 1-5 

Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Muhammed TACHI
  Orman Genc
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Tachi, MZT Skopje22.3 
 2. Stojanovski, V.Osig.19.3 
 3. Ristic, Ovce Pole19.0 
 4. Stojkovic, AMMAK S.18.7 
 5. Karadzovski, Torus18.7 
 6. Life, Feni Indistrija18.4 
 7. Stanimirovic, Plejme.17.3 
 8. Opacik, Torus17.2 
 9. Cekovski, Rabotnicki17.1 
 10. Apcev, Pelist.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11
 1. Cekovski, Rabotnicki11.0 
 2. Tmusic, AMMAK S.10.0 
 3. Held, Pelister8.4 
 4. Opacik, Torus8.3 
 5. Televski, Pelister7.7 
 6. Gjurovski, MZT S.7.5 
 7. Sokolov, Rabotnicki7.2 
 8. Gjorevski, MZT S.7.0 
 9. Nuri, AMMAK S.6.8 
 10. Krstevski, Varda.6.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Petrovic, Pelister5.8 
 2. Kocov, Vardar 20004.5 
 3. Stojanovski, Feni I.4.3 
 4. Popovic, Feni I.4.2 
 5. Grncarov, V.Osig.4.1 
 6. Samardziev, Feni I.4.0 
 7. Mirakovski, Rabot.3.9 
 8. Tasevski, Torus3.5 
 9. Karadzovski, Torus3.5 
 10. Stojkovic, AMMAK.3.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Radulovic, AMMAK S.3.0 
 2. Dimitrovski, Rabot.2.6 
 3. Karakolev, Torus2.5 
 4. Tasevski, Torus2.5 
 5. Stojkovic, AMMAK S.2.0 
 6. Grncarov, V.Osig.1.9 
 7. Blazevski, V.Osig.1.9 
 8. Held, Pelister1.8 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.1.8 
 10. Kostovski, V.Os.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje2.9 
 2. Krstevski, Vardar 1.7 
 3. Televski, Pelister1.5 
 4. Nisavik, MZT S.1.5 
 5. Kralevski, Plejme.1.3 
 6. Knezevic, Feni I.1.0 
 7. Kurciev, Ovce Pole1.0 
 8. Janevski, Torus0.8 
 9. Cekovski, Rabotnicki0.6 
 10. Mihajlovski, Feni.0.6 


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Art.Dragons 6-2 
 2. NY Phantoms 5-0 
 3. EnBW L'burg 5-2 
 4. MBC 5-2 
 5. Dt.Bank SKY 5-3 
 6. EWE Baskets 4-2 
 7. Telekom B. 4-3 
 8. TBB Trier 4-3 
 9. Bremerhaven 4-4 
 10. Goettingen 3-2 
 11. ALBA 3-2 
 12. Duesseldorf 3-3 
 13. Brose Baskets 2-4 
 14. Phoenix Hagen 2-5 
 15. Walter Tigers 2-5 
 16. ratiopharm 2-6 
 17. Pad.Baskets 1-5 
 18. LTi 46ers 0-7 

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
  LTi 46ers
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers23.9 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.18.4 
 3. Copeland, TBB Trier18.0 
 4. Allen, Dt.18.0 
 5. Oliver, Goettingen17.6 
 6. Jacobson, Goett.17.0 
 7. Griffin, Phoenix .16.4 
 8. Kale, Phoenix Hagen16.2 
 9. Ross, Art.Dragons16.1 
 10. Jenkins, Walter.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan KALE
  Phoenix Hagen
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Kale, Phoenix Hagen9.8 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.6 
 3. Gibbs, Bremerhaven7.8 
 4. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.7 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm7.3 
 6. Travis, Walter Tigers6.9 
 7. Allen, Dt.6.9 
 8. Kruel, Phoenix .6.6 
 9. Visser, EnBW L.6.4 
 10. Archibong, Duesse.6.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.7.5 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.7.4 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.7.1 
 4. Gamqrelidze, MBC5.4 
 5. Reese, Dt.5.3 
 6. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.0 
 7. Jacobson, Goett.4.5 
 8. Moore, Pad.Baskets4.2 
 9. Wright, ALBA4.2 
 10. Jacobsen, Brose.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.8 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.4 
 3. Jenkins, Walter T.2.0 
 4. Rowland, LTi 46ers2.0 
 5. Lischka, LTi 46ers2.0 
 6. Jacobsen, Brose B.1.7 
 7. Chaney, EnBW L.1.7 
 8. Paulding, EWE B.1.5 
 9. Foster, EWE B.1.5 
 10. Walker, Duesse.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Phoenix Hagen
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Turek, Phoenix .2.7 
 2. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.6 
 3. Lischka, LTi 46ers1.5 
 4. Boumtje, EWE B.1.5 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.3 
 6. Bryant, ratiopharm1.1 
 7. Chubb, ALBA1.0 
 8. Visser, EnBW L.1.0 
 9. Kale, Phoenix Hagen1.0 
 10. Pleiss, Brose.1.0 

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Look To Cage Phoenix Hagen November 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
After two incredibly exciting and emotional wins against The MBC Wolves and the burying of the curse of the Bauermann, which was as suspenseful as if Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson were mud wrestling against Borat (Sacha baron Cohen) to see who can star in his next blockbuster film, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners might settle for less tension this time and just win with out writing a script for a last minute Dan Brown thriller. We like to make some games easy, but it would be nice to get some easy wins again, joked Skyliner American Grayson Moyer. Winning the way Frankfurt did is not common, but Skyliner coach Murat Didin had experienced this as coach. I never experienced two wins like that so close within 48 hours, but a Wed-Sun schedule I had seen before in Turkey and Italy as coach, explained Murat Didin. At times it looks like Skyliner coach Murat Didin has suffered more than a Derrick Allen after a game just pacing up and down the sideline and barking commands, but he sees no difference how his team wins. A win is a win. A one point victory is stressful, but that is the definition of the game. One has to be realistic, because a team cant win each game by 20 points, stressed Murat Didin.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have had good fortune early in the season with teams that are affiliated to animals like The Walter Tigers Tuebingen which they were able to tame into an extremely non ferocious kitten, and being able to smoke out a very quick and energetic MBC Wolves off their court in the last minute. The positive trend of dismantling teams with animals could continue this weekend as they face off against newly regulated team Phoenix Hagen which is not any kind of bird, but a special bird which Frankfurt will need to be aware of. Frankfurt has to watch out and keep Phoenix Hagen in their cage and be careful not to leave the door open, because this would give Hagen the chance to break out and use the euphoric momentum and play good team basketball. Frankfurt should also not underestimate the phoenix bird, just because they had a bad start into the season, stressed Ehingen (PRO B) German Ruben Spoden The Phoenix bird is special, because the Phoenix lives a long life, but even if it is consumed by flames, it is able to immediately rise from the ashes. But can a phoenix bird also live further if it is not consumed by flames or just by stopping its game nourishment? Frankfurt might want to stop the Phoenix from getting food or by running quicker back on defense than the bird runs forward, joked BG Karlsruhe German Rouven Roessler.

The city of Hagen doesnt only have their rich Basketball tradition like their only championship in Germanys highest playing class winning in 1974 as SSV Hagen. Hagen not only has the team Phoenix Hagen, but the 36th biggest city in Germany is also the home of the DBB (German Basketball Federation). Could being in the same town with the DBB be an advantage for Phoenix Hagen? Maybe as an area, if there was not an internet age today, then I think that the team could be very early close to the latest news like an early bird, but now with the internet age, being in the same place as the DBB is nothing special, joked Murat Didin. Hagen is also known as having the only State run distance teaching University in Germany that provides higher education for students at home. German manager of the National soccer team Oliver Bierhoff was able to get a degree as he was playing professionally in Italy. That is an interesting fact to Hagen. I think that having this University is a good thing for people who have to work. This is very helpful for people in society that are working, added Murat Didin. Near Hagen is also the Cave Blaetterhoehle which has the oldest fossils of modern people in Westphalia dating back to 10,700 BC. If Frankfurt has any time for a quick field trip to this historic landmark for inspiration seems bleak. We have to stay in the hotel and prepare for Hagen. But if the guys want to see it in the summer, then that is fine, joked Murat Didin.

Phoenix Hagen was founded in May 2004 after old club Brandt Hagen had filed for bankruptcy. Brandt Hagen had to stop operations in December 2003 and Phoenix Hagen is not the legal successor of Brandt Hagen, but a totally new independent new organization made to continue the rich basketball tradition in Hagen. The team placed second in the 2008-2009 PRO A season behind MBC and were able to move up to the BEKO BBL. They were so good last season, because they were really aggressive on offense and had guys that could score. They also played pretty good defense as well. We were able to beat them three times. We mainly defended better than they did, which helped us get the wins, stressed Nurnberg baskets (PRO B) guard Will Chavis.

Currently Phoenix Hagen are hanging in the middle of the BEKO BBL rankings at position 12 with a record of 2-5. It is never easy for a new club coming into the BEKO BBL, but Phoenix Hagen started out pretty well despite losing three players with Bambale Osby who fled so quickly to Israel that the Phoenix bird never even noticed, American Marcel Jones had to go and the Sean Finn affair remains a mystery exactly what happened, but he is now doing damage in the Ukraine for Politekhnika Halychyna Lviv. On the first weekend, they beat Giessen on the road 83-77, before losing a tough game at home against Paderborn 85-79. On the next weekend, they lost away at Tuebingen 84-72, but came home and won a real nail bitter against Ratiopharm Ulm 76-75 as American Chase Griffin was fouled behind the three point line and held his nerves drowning three clutch free throws to clinch the win

. However since the huge Ulm win, it seems like the Phoenix bird has been unable to come alive from the ashes as they have suffered a three game losing streak. The Telekom Baskets Bonn crushed them at their home 82-59, then lost the new team duel against MBC 85-75 and last weekend got a nasty introduction to the dragon den as the Artland Dragons scored over 100 points again as defense was no issue in this game as Phoenix Hagen lost 106-89. Frankfurt had seen Phoenix Hagen late in preseason crushing them 99-71, but Skyliner coach Murat Didin is still impressed by the club. They are a good team. They are a quick team with scoring ability. They have more of a strong resistance under the boards with Jonathan Kale and John Turek, who can play inside and out. They are not very deep, but they always give a lot of effort and they make it difficult for opponents playing on the road, stressed Murat Didin.

Phoenix Hagen is led by 26 year old 188 cm guard Chase Griffin who is averaging 16,4ppg, 3,1rpg and 3,1apg, while shooting 43% from the field, but still looking for his range from three point land with 24%. This is only his third professional season and first in the BEKO BBL, but he shown early on that he could grow into the top class of point guards in the BEKO BBL. He is known as a playmaker, but has kept his reputation of being a scorer being top scorer in 3 of the first 6 games. Griffin is a very dominant and strong point guard in the open court with strong ball handling, a quick eye for his teammates and also has a very quick shot. He reminds me a bit of Jason Williams with the way he presents himself on the court, commented Ruben Spoden of Ehingen (PRO B). Without giving any disrespect to Phoenix Hagen, but where would the team rebounding average of 38 be without Jonathan Kale? It would be at 29 and the team might be even lower in the standings. Kale might be one of the strongest try out players that has come into the BEKO BBL in the last years. Through six games, he has developed into a real workhorse averaging 15,3ppg and 9,6rpg. He is an Ivorian-American who is a BEKO BBL rookie that played at Providence last season playing 33 games and averaging 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 57.4%, FT: 56.6%. He grew up in Mattapan, a city suburb of Boston and played in the African Championships this past summer in Libya winning the silver playing 9 games and averaging 5.6ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 56.3%. I really like Kale. I saw him play in college and think he can really be a good player in the league, stressed Bayreuth youth coach Sean Mccaw

22 year old 178 cm guard Andre Mcghee is another BEKO BBL rookie who is averaging 11,6ppg, 2,7rpg and 2,9apg, but is still getting used to shooting as he is at 36% from the field and 34% from outside. He played at Louisville reaching the NCAA elite 8 in 2008 and winning the Big East regular season in 2009. I like how Mcghee is able to play one on one defense, expressed MBC guard Wayne Bernard. 26 year old 205 cm power forward/center John Turek from Council Bluffs, Iowa who played at Nebraska, two seasons in Holland, and one in Belgium and Poland came only a few weeks ago, but has quickly adjusted to the new league averaging 9,3ppg and 6,0rpg. He is a very effective front court player, who improved his performing year after year and seems now ready for the higher level. He bangs well inside, can score from outside and defends hard. He isn' t so athletic, but knows how to do and where to stay in almost any moment of the game. He has a great attitude and team mentality. John Turek is real good. I played against him in Holland, stressed ex MBC guard Will Chavis. 25 year old 206cm forward Aaron Fleetwood is playing his second season in Hagen after averaging 8.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 60.7%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 75.0% in 30 games last season. This season, he is averaging 7,9ppg and 5,3rpg. He played at Delaware and then came to Germany in 2007-2008 getting his start with Osnabrueck in the German Regionaliga. Fleetwood is long and athletic and is mostly a garbage man. He runs the floor well can get offensive rebounds and is able to alter shots, said Will Chavis.

33 year old 210 cm center Bernd Kruel has played most of his career in Hagen starting with Brandt in 1993, but leaving in January 2004 as the team folded. He got rewarded by winning a BBL title with the Opel Skyliners. After playing some years in Frankfurt and Bonn, he came back to Hagen in 2008-2009 helping the team get back into the BEKO BBL. He may not be the youngest anymore, but he will bang with anyone as he is averaging 7,4ppg, 6,6rpg and 2,1apg. His quickness, leaping ability, shot selection and rebounding are his main strength. He is a good athlete, can shoot, can dribble and plays inside and outside. Quenton Pryor is a 26 year old 193 cm shooting guard/small forward that is playing his third year in Germany and his second with Phoenix Hagen. He is averaging 6,1ppg, and 2,4rpg. Last season, he was a big force in helping the team reach the highest German class playing 30 games and averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2%. He is a good defender and very athletic on the wing, added Will Chavis. 31 year old 200 cm 110 kilo power forward Matthias Grothe is the heart and soul of the team playng his 11th season in Hagen after having a short stay with TUS Iserlohn. This season, he is averaging 3,3ppg and 1,5rpg. He can be intimidating in the zone with his big body that could plow over most BBL bodies and has gotten some added fame having a minor ole in the new German movie Hangtime. He can shoot the three, Pick and pop and looks overweight but he can play. He also puts the ball on the floor well as is a bit undersized, but uses his body well, stressed Will Chavis. The team also has the talented German boys Kristof Schwarz and Malte Schwarz (4,1ppg), who have developed nicely in the last years. I think it is great that the club is giving young players a chance. The Schwarz brothers have gotten playing time even though they are not as known as Robin Benzing at the moment, said Ruben Spoden.

The biggest mistake that any team can ever do is think to big at this early juncture even if the last two games of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have worked as perfect as the near perfect season of The New England Patriots in 2007-2008 which was abruptly ended on the last day of the season as The New York Giants made their own mini comeback winning the Superbowl. Almost a year ago, fans and critics were very impressed by The Deutsche Bank Skyliners golden December where the team was playing inspired Basketball and were winning as frequently as the Boston Celtics currently are in the NBA still not having tasted defeat yet. The way Frankfurt won in MBC and at home against The Brose Baskets Bamberg was extremely spectacular and the only thing missing to each win was a sudden appearance by a confused MBC streaker sporting a live wolf on its shoulder or the real Dirk Bauermann making a sudden appearance from the Ballsporthalle catacombs sprinting over in the last minutes all dressed in black making quick eye contact with assistant coach Oliver Stix making his eyes as mesmorising as Germanys top talent Bruce Darnell to take a seat in the front row with Wolfgang Heyder and just making a quick signal with head coach Chris Fleming to take the place of Stix for the last minutes as he somehow found a way to deny the curse of Bamberg ending in Frankfurt. It has been interesting how Frankfurt has been able to win the last two games in crunch time and how well the team has come together seeming to know their roles as blindly as Stevie Wonder knows where the keys of the piano are, but any early mumble jumble about the Deutsche Bank Skyliners already peaking as a team in early November is as far from the mind of Murat Didin as is swimming in a pool for an excited six year old who is preparing for its first swim ever. I dont believe in peaking at all. I dont pay any attention to this kind of talk. Good results come quick and late. We cant be worried how it happens, but just stay strong work better each day and improve each day in order to reach our goal at the end of the season, stressed Skyliner coach Murat Didin.

It is always extremely important that newly regulated teams start well in the beginning of the season so that later in the season, the team might have some breathing room in the standings in their fight to stay in the BEKO BBL for the next season. Even though Phoenix Hagen finished second in the PRO A last season to MBC and started at 2-5 this season, many players believe that the phoenix bird will arise from the ashes and stick to the BEKO BBL for the future. I think that they have a real good chance to stay in the league. They already won two games, but it will be tough. They are very tough under the boards. I think that they are better than Paderborn and Giessen, warned Will Chavis. However the biggest mistake that the team can do now is think about staying in the league instead of their daily duties to go about preparing to win games. I think that they can stay in the league, if they put their minds to it. A lot of times teams go on a losing streak and put their heads down and think the season is over. For them, I hope they aren't wondering if they can stay in the BBL. They should just focus on winning the next game. Its too early for them to think negative thoughts right now. We're only a month into the season, stressed MBC guard Wayne Bernard.

Frankfurt have some difficult weeks in front of them as they have to travel to frog country meeting the current wrecking crew and scoring machine Artland Dragons next week and then welcoming 8 time BBL champion Alba Berlin the week after. Phoenix Hagen may not be quite the calibre of those two teams, but also a challenge as the team has improved since preseason. Frankfurt is the favourite in this game, but Hagen can bring a lot of energy when their arena is packed and loud. With the addition of John Turek, Phoenix Hagen has improved their inside/out game and could be a good match for Frankfurt. If Griffin, Pryor, and Mcghee can penetrate, score, and open up shots for the other guys then that will help them win. When we played them, Aaron Fleetwood didnt make many of his shots. but I know that he is able to so if he is hot, and the guards can attack (they are all good penetrators), then that will help Hagen offensively, added Wayne Bernard. When opponents marvel about the players of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners then it is the usual common suspects leading Frankfurt to victory. Allen of course is a force down low and outside so he is impressive. I also like Reese because he plays hard even though he plays a lot of minutes. Roller I liked too - he's quick and can shoot, said Wayne Bernard. Even though the Deutsche Bank Skyliners are still looking to find their top defense rhythm of last season this season, MBC guard Wayne Bernard already got a rude introduction to an aggressive defense last weekend in MBC from Frankfurt. Frankfurt can win by doing what they do best - solid, in-your-face defense and attacking inside and Hagen rely on their mobile big men so stopping them will be important, warned Wayne Bernard. Phoenix Hagen also has another ace in their sleeve with Bernd Kruel that really hasnt exploded yet against his former team. Frankfurt cant let Bernd the storch Kruel get heated up and put Chase Griffin under pressure at all times. Frankfurt can beat Hagen best with a strong block defense that can stop the early offense of Hagen, stressed ex TV Langen German Ruben Spoden. Phoenix Hagen host The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on November 7th at 20:00.

Jonathan Kale (Phoenix Hagen) Pregame Thoughts To Deutsche Bank Skyliners Game November 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jonathan Kale (203-F-85, agency: Bradley Sports Management, college: Providence) is a 24 year old Ivorian/American 203cm forward that is playing his rookie season in the BEKO BBL for Phoenix Hagen and is tearing up the league under the boards. He was born in Boston and grew up in Mattapan and went to St Andrews school. He played at Providence University from 2005-2009. In his senior year, he played 33 games averaging 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 57.4%, FT: 56.6%. Before coming to Hagen, he played shortly in Poland for Anwil Wloclawek in pre season. This past summer, he took part in the African Championships in Libya winning the silver and playing 9 games averaging 5.6ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 56.3%. Jon spoke to eurobasket shortly before the game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Your dominating the boards in the BBL. How has the style of play been for you in comparison to what you saw in NCAA?

The style of play has been very similar. Its very physical and the teams here can play both in full court and in half court setting.

Are you a guy that can average double double in points and rebounds? Is that a goal for you?

I think its possible, but I also understand that in order to achieve that it will take alot of hard work in this league.

If you had to compare your playing style to an NBA player who would it be?

I like guys like KG, Elton Brand and Carlos Boozer, I try to emulate their style of play, guys that can operate from the mid range to the post and rebound the ball.

Hagen started out 2-5. What have been the biggest problems for the team?

I think our biggest problem has been controlling our turnovers, and playing intense defense throughout the entire game.

You guys let up over 80 points in last 3 games. What are the main problems on defense?

Well I think its still the same thing, limiting turnovers because those usually lead to easy points for the opposition and just focusing on playing intense defense for the entire game not just a half.

What is the team doing really well so far this season?

We can definitely improve in everything we do, but right now we rebound the ball at a good rate and we get out on the break pretty well.

What do you remember from the preseason game vs the Deutsche Bank Skyliners?

From the preseason game I remember the Skyliners as being a really complete team. They have good players up and down the roster and they all play hard.

What was your impression of the Deutsche Bank Skyliners?

My impression of the Skyliners was that they were a well oiled machine, they played solid, and rarely made mistakes.

What has Hagen improved the most since the pre season?

I think we have improved on offense, we are starting to move the ball a lot better and we have improved our defensive rebounding.

They are a small team. Hagen should be able to dominate inside with you, turek and kruel. Will that be a main focus for game?

Ha I don't know if I would call them small but I think thats definitely one part of our game plan, we want to use any advantage we have.

What Skyliner really impressed you in that pre season game?

The whole team was impressive but the front line really stuck out to me, Allen, Doliboa, and Calhoun those guys are players

What will be key for victory?

I think the key for us is to control the boards, play physical and control the tempo, stick to our game plan and play the way we want to.

Thanks for the chat Jon!
Thank you.

Nicholas May Signs With Cuxhaven Bascats - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Going from the hot weather of Arizona to the cooler climate of Cuxhaven may not be easy for every basketball player, but for 20 year old 203cm Nicholas May making a rapid change like this comes from the heart, because he plays for the love of the game. A few months ago, coming to Cuxhaven was out of the question as May was begining his new basketball life at Arizona WesternJunior College, but this dream ended shortly as he decided to return back to Germany. The return of May fit into the plans of Cuxhaven perfectly, because not only did they need help because of injuries, but also see the German as a player that can develop into a BBL player. The Cuxhaven Bascats signed May to a contract.

May was discovered on a playground by North Carolina and Alba Berlin legend Hendrik Roedl. The young German dabbled a bit with the TUS Lichterfelde junior teams, but never played any organized ball and was unable to leave a lasting impression mainly because he was too small. All of a sudden, he grew and grew and suddenly was not so small anymore. He made a video which Roedl saw and his abilty was raw. Mini NBA legend Eddie Johnson was flown into Berlin to see what May had to offer and was very impressed. 'If he keeps working, he could be the next Amare Stoudemire. Whenever Nicholas was touching the ball in the paint, someone was going to be dunked on. May has long arms and big hands and brings a lot of power on the court. He will be big-time for sure, warned Eddie Johnson. Before May can dream big, he has to prove that he can play at the German PRO A level. He already gave his debut for the Bascats in a cup game scoring two points and getting three rebounds.


Monta McGhee, "My impressions on the team is good" - by Fred Roggen
I got a chance to catch up with Monta McGhee (202-F-79, college: Lewis) from ZZ Leiden. McGhee, a 6-8 forward, moved from German Giants Noerdlingen to ZZ Leiden this season and quickly starred for his new team. The former Lewis University graduate led ZZ Leiden in rebounding (9.2), assists (4.4) and is scoring 16.4 ppg.

Who have been some of the most influential people in your playing career?
I would say my big brother Shawn, my uncle Dennis, and host of friends.

What has been the highlight of your basketball career at Lewis University?
I would have to say my last home game there because we won the League Champion that night.

What do you see specifically as your role, what they're asking you to bring to the team?
The team just want me to play basketball like I been playing everywhere else I been.

How do you approach the game? What are your priorities?
I know everybody say you approach the game like its your last but that is true because everybody want to play great in there last game.

What motivates you?

How is everything going for you this season?
I think its going great for the team because we are winning in the early part of the season and with me I'm playing ok but I can play better.

Now that youve been here for a few months, what are your impressions of the team and the league?
My impressions on the team is good for now but I know we can get alot better in some areas and the league is great. There are alot of great players here in this league.

How does Coach Van Helfteren compare to previous coaches youve had?
It's hard to compare any coaches to each other because ever coach have there own style. I do love playing for Coach Van Helfteren because he understand the game from a players and a coachside.

Do you think you can contend for the title? long as we are playing our best basketball come late March and into the playoff.

What is your most memorable game?
I would have to say my last home game in college like i said early but i would have to say when I won the Danish League Championship.

What passions do you have outside of basketball?
Just trying to be a great father to my little girl Makiyah.

Monta, thanks for the time to do this interview


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Calvin WATSON
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Watson, ZTE K.26.6 
 2. Jones, Dombovar26.4 
 3. Horvath, Falco26.4 
 4. Fears, Debreceni23.0 
 5. Huckaby, Salgotar.22.3 
 6. Brooks, Soproni22.3 
 7. Sitku, Marso-Vagep21.8 
 8. Wade, Salgotarjani21.0 
 9. Farmer, Debreceni20.2 
 10. Rice, Szoln.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11
 1. Horvath, Falco11.0 
 2. Davis, Salgotarjani10.8 
 3. Knight, Soproni10.4 
 4. Jones, Dombovar10.0 
 5. Scott, Kormend9.0 
 6. Diakite, Kormend9.0 
 7. Dale, Kecskemeti8.8 
 8. Barro, Szolnok8.8 
 9. Nuhanovic, Debre.7.3 
 10. Szabo, Sopro.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas KELLEY
  Avg: 8
 1. Kelley, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Kalman, Falco6.6 
 3. English, Atomeromu5.6 
 4. LaGrange, Dombovar5.6 
 5. Huckaby, Salgotar.5.3 
 6. Dejon, Kaposvari5.0 
 7. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.0 
 8. Watson, ZTE K.4.6 
 9. Farmer, Debreceni4.3 
 10. Marciulionis, Kecs.4.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.4
 1. LaGrange, Dombovar3.4 
 2. Watson, ZTE K.3.4 
 3. Fears, Debreceni3.3 
 4. English, Atomeromu3.0 
 5. Kelley, Szolnok3.0 
 6. Hinnant, ZTE K.2.6 
 7. Clark, Atomeromu2.6 
 8. Dejon, Kaposvari2.6 
 9. David Vay, PVSK P.2.6 
 10. Ross, PVSK.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio DAVID VAY
  PVSK Pannon
  Avg: 1.6
 1. David Vay, PVSK P.1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.2 
 3. Walker, Dombovar1.2 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani1.2 
 5. Grebenar, Szolnok1.0 
 6. Bonner, Albacomp1.0 
 7. Trepak, ZTE K.1.0 
 8. Knight, Soproni1.0 
 9. Czigler, PVSK P.0.8 
 10. Scott, Korme.0.8 

David Toya signs with Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar - by Interperformances
The Guard/Point Guard David Toya (200-G/F-76) returns to Hungary A Division with Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar. Last time David played for a Hungarian team was during the 2004/2005 Basketball season with Debreceni Vadkakasok KSE. That season the Club participated in the ULEB Cup and David registered: 15.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.6apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 59.0%, 3FGP: 31.3% while in the Hungarian League he averaged: 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.9apg, 3.4spg, 2FGP: 57.0%, 3FGP-2 (49.0%). He spent the following three season in the Belgian D1 League with Sanex Antwerp Giants. In the 2006/07 the team won the Belgian Cup and reached the Belgian League Semifinals. In the 2008/2008 He played in Russia Superlegue Spartak Primorie Vladivostok averaged :5.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 35.7%.


Player of the Month Announced on TIME OUT - by Jolie Niland

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Pecile joins Rimini - by Gianni Pascucci
Riviera Solare Crabs Rimini officially announced the agreement with former Italian NT member Andrea Pecile (187-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency), who is back in the country after a three-year stint in Spain. Pecile inked a contract till the end of the season, and should go on the court in few weeks.


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
 1. Hamamatsu P. 7-1 
 2. Sendai 89ers 6-2 
 3. Toyama Grouses 4-2 
 4. Tokyo Apache 4-4 
 5. Niigata Albirex 2-4 
 6. Saitama Bron. 1-7 
 1. Shiga Lakestars 7-4 
 2. Okinawa GK 4-2 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 4-5 
 4. Osaka Evessa 3-3 
 5. Kyoto Hannaryz 3-5 
 6. Oita H.Devils 2-4 
 7. Takamatsu FA 2-6 


Fadayel - It's an honour to come & be part of future - by Mohammed Malas
Jordan is adding a new prospect on the map of basketball, A young talent called Nick Fadayel (191-F-87) who was raised learned the game in Canada was a guest in the Jordanian section of Asia-Basket to introduce himself to the Jordanian people.

1- What can you say to basketball spectators in Jordan about yourself?
Well My name is Nicola Fadayel, I am 22 years old, I graduated from college last year. I play point guard/shooting guard position. I was given the opportunity to join the team in italy during the NT's participation in Italy's ivitational tournament last June. Then i was sent to practice and play with the U23 national team. Unfortunenatlly the team folded and the problems have started in jordan.

2- How did the Jordanian Basketball Federation (JBF) contact you?
My agent Paul Attallah (Pro Management Sports Agency) contacted me when i was in greece training and have informed me that the president of the jordanian federation and NT's head coach Mario Leonel Palma is intrested to see you play and practice with the team. So i was very intrested to do so because its a great opportunity for me to represent jordan and play for a respected team like jordan.

3- How did you find Jordan after your family's long absence?
I was welcomed with warm arms. It felt great to be back home and to be around my family, it felt like i never left. My teammates, and the coaches were excellent to me as well as the jordanian federation.

4- After the news of finding a solution for the current problems in Jordan by the end of this month, Do you think it's time for you to come and play in the JPL?
Yes...i been waiting for this solution ever since i was in jordan. Basketball is my life and its the only thing i love to do.

5- What were your best acheivments in your basketball career back in Canada?
I Won Athlete of the year at Niagara College, also was 2nd team all-star in the OCAA, Recieved bronze medal in OCAA Canada

6- What're you dreams which you're looking to have in future?
To play professional basketball anywhere int he world and win a championship anywhere i play. I am a winner and i hate to lose. another dream is to lead jordan and win an olympic medal. Also to make in the best league in the world which is the NBA.

7- Express to us your 1st reaction when Jordan qualified to World Cup for the 1st time in our country's history?
I was very happy for the guys that worked really hard and i was happy myself. Because this gives us the opportunity to show the world that basketball can be played any where in the world and if you have heart, temawork and dedecation you can make it anywhere in this world. It also show cases jordan to tthe world and state that jordan is for real when it comes down to basketball.

8- Did you receive some offers from teams in Jordan?
When i was in jordan talks were happening between my agent and ASU Sports Club but it died when the problems started.

9- Who's your Idol in basketball and why?
My idol in basketball is Kobe Bryant (198-G-78). becasue he works very hard and he wants to win all the time. he hates losing and he dose not accept failure.

10- Finally, Any word to the basketball fans in Jordan?
We need more support from you guys and from our leaders to make this dream happen. WIthout you people we wont move forward. So keep up your support and inshalha everything will be solved regarding the federation and we can put this behind us and move forward.


Kuwait Club Return on a highnote - by Yousef Ahmed
Kuwait Returned Yesterday from their 2 week camp in Lebanon. Their record was 6-1 which is a great start for their up and coming Kuwait league season. They beat lebanese power house Riyadi, hopps, Moutahed, Champville and Antranik. This camp is a succes for the Kuwaiti team and Sources say that their professional trio is deadly to any team. Power dunker Ira Clark (203-C-75, college: Texas),Clutch shooter Andre Pitts (185-G-73, college: Huston-Tillotson) and Bahraini Star Forward Ahmed Al Mutawa (199-F/C-81, college: Broward CC) resign for this season making the team with an improve chemistry since there was no changes from last year.Kuwait club is the Favorite to take it all this season.


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 6-0 
 2. Siauliai 5-1 
 3. Lietuvos Rytas 4-0 
 4. Techasas 4-1 
 5. Alytus Alita 3-2 
 6. Juventus 3-2 
 7. Sakalai 2-3 
 8. Neptunas 2-3 
 9. Suduva 2-4 
 10. Rudupis 1-3 
 11. Nevezis 1-4 
 12. Perlas 1-5 
 13. Aisciai 0-6 

Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
  Alytus Alita
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Kazevicius, Alytus A.23.3 
 2. Sirutavicius, Techa.21.8 
 3. Griskenas, Techasas18.2 
 4. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.0 
 5. Leonavicius, Sakalai17.5 
 6. Bjelica, Lietuvos.17.0 
 7. Morkeliunas, Juven.16.0 
 8. Gecevicius, Lietuv.15.8 
 9. Kieza, Suduva15.8 
 10. Kurauskas, Neptun.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10
 1. Morkeliunas, Juven.10.0 
 2. Kieza, Suduva8.8 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas8.7 
 4. Staniulis, Perlas8.2 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.8.2 
 6. Watson, Zalgiris7.8 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis7.0 
 8. Mineikis, Juventus6.6 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
 10. Uzas, Nevez.6.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.0 
 2. Low, Siauliai5.3 
 3. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.6 
 4. Kelys, Perlas4.5 
 5. Skaisgirys, Sakalai4.3 
 6. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.3 
 7. Maceina, Rudupis4.3 
 8. Gaska, Perlas4.0 
 9. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.0 
 10. Peciukeviciu., Ais.4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Lietuvos Rytas
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Popovic, Lietuvos.3.7 
 2. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.8 
 3. Zavackas, Lietuv.2.7 
 4. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.6 
 5. Leonavicius, Sakalai2.5 
 6. Watson, Zalgiris2.3 
 7. Babrauskas, Lietuv.2.3 
 8. Borovnjak, Lietuv.2.3 
 9. Salenga, Zalgiris2.3 
 10. Low, Siauli.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas2.5 
 3. Begic, Zalgiris1.8 
 4. Ramanauskas, Neptu.1.6 
 5. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.5 
 6. Jurgo, Sakalai1.4 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis1.4 
 8. Valukonis, Aisciai1.3 
 9. Zyle, Aisciai1.0 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.1.0 


Southern rallies to beat Gold Rush in overtime - by Eurobasket
Southern rallies to beat Gold Rush in overtime November 5, 2009 BATON ROUGE -- Julius Ingram's layup with three seconds remaining in overtime Thursday rallied SUNO to a 77-75 men's basketball exhibition victory against Xavier (LA).
The Jaguars outscored the Gold Rush 9-0 in the final 1:36 of regulation to tie the score at 69. Earnest Jones' three-point play with 28.6 seconds remaining forced the extra period.
Jones scored 14 points, and Ingram and Brian White had 13 apiece for Southern.
Joseph Wanto (5'9''-G) scored 15 points and Devin Andrew (6'4''-G) 11 for Xavier. Cordell Hadnot (6'7''-F) and Kevin Miller (6'4''-G) scored 10 apiece, and Hadnot grabbed 11 rebounds.
Xavier led 40-24 at halftime and had 20-point leads twice in the first half.
The Rush's only lead of overtime was with 4:34 remaining, when DeRonn Scott hit the first of two free throws to make it 70-69.
Five Xavier players fouled out and three more finished with four fouls. The Gold Rush was whistled for 39 fouls, 12 more than Southern. But the Jaguars had trouble converting. They made just four of their first 17 free-throw attempts and finished 27-of-52.
Xavier outshot the Jaguars 41 to 38 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 45-44. But the Rush committed 30 turnovers, seven more than Southern.
It was the second straight season that Xavier, an NAIA member, visited Southern, an NCAA Division I member, for an exhibition. Southern won 63-56 a year ago.
Xavier's next game will start at 3 p.m. Saturday against Wesley (Miss.) at The Barn.
source: Xavier (LA).


NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 6-1 
 2. Philadelph.76 3-2 
 3. Toronto R. 3-2 
 4. New York K. 1-5 
 5. New Jersey N. 0-6 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 4-3 
 2. Chicago B. 3-2 
 3. Milwaukee B. 2-2 
 4. Indiana P. 2-3 
 5. Detroit P. 2-4 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 5-1 
 2. Orlando M. 5-1 
 3. Atlanta H. 4-2 
 4. Charlotte B. 3-2 
 5. Washington W. 2-4 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 5-1 
 2. Utah Jazz 2-3 
 3. Portland TB 2-3 
 4. Oklah.City T. 2-3 
 5. Minnesota T. 1-5 
Pacific Div.
 1. Phoenix Suns 5-1 
 2. LA Lakers 4-1 
 3. Golde State W. 1-2 
 4. LA Clippers 1-4 
 5. Sacramento K. 1-4 
Southwest Div.
 1. Houston R. 4-2 
 2. Dallas M. 3-2 
 3. San Antonio S. 2-2 
 4. N.Orleans H. 2-4 
 5. Memphis G. 1-4 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  LA Lakers
  Avg: 33.2
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers33.2 
 2. Anthony, Denver N.32.0 
 3. Martin, Sacramen.30.6 
 4. Bosh, Toronto R.29.0 
 5. Paul, N.Orleans H.28.5 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat28.0 
 7. James, Clevelan.26.3 
 8. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.2 
 9. Roy, Portland TB25.4 
 10. Arenas, Washin.25.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Charlotte B.
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Wallace, Charlotte B.14.8 
 2. Duncan, San A.12.8 
 3. Gasol, Memphis G.12.6 
 4. Howard, Orlando M.11.8 
 5. Bosh, Toronto R.11.8 
 6. Lee, New York K.10.8 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.10.8 
 8. Okafor, N.Orlean.10.7 
 9. Bynum, LA Lakers10.6 
 10. Horford, Atlanta.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  Avg: 11
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.0 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.9.9 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.8 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz8.8 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.6 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.0 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..7.8 
 8. Brooks, Houston R.7.7 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers7.6 
 10. Duhon, New York.7.0 
Steals Per Game
  LA Lakers
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers3.2 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.9 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.7 
 4. Brewer, Minnesot.2.5 
 5. Granger, Indiana P.2.4 
 6. Curry, Golde S.2.3 
 7. Hughes, New Y.2.3 
 8. Hayes, Houston R.2.3 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers2.2 
 10. Lee, New Jersey.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
  Dallas M.
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dampier, Dallas M.2.8 
 2. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.8 
 3. Perkins, Boston C.2.6 
 4. Horford, Atlanta H.2.5 
 5. Camby, LA Clippers2.4 
 6. Lopez, New J.2.3 
 7. Okafor, N.Orlean.2.2 
 8. Oden, Portland TB2.2 
 9. Smith, Atlanta H.2.2 
 10. Howard, Orlando.2.0 

Grizzlies waive forward Trey Gilder; Wizards' Miller sprains left shoulder - by Eurobasket News
The Memphis Grizzlies have waived seldom-used forward Trey Gilder (6'9''-F-85, college: Northwestern St.). In two regular season games, the 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward had two points, one rebound and a steal in a total of five minutes of action. Gilder signed with the Grizzlies as a free agent Aug. 27. The team announced the move Thursday in a news release.

Meanwhile, Washington Wizards guard Mike Miller (6'8''-F/G-80, college: Florida) sprained his left shoulder in the fourth quarter of the Wizards' game against Miami on Thursday night. Miller first hurt the shoulder in the third quarter in a collision with the Heat's Mario Chalmers. He immediately clutched his shoulder and was taken to the locker room. Miller returned to the bench a few minutes later with his shoulder taped and re-entered the game with about four minutes left in the quarter. Miller, who was acquired by Washington in a trade with Minnesota in June, aggravated the injury with 9:11 left in the fourth quarter when he fell to the court on a foul by Miami's Joel Anthony. Miller completed the 3-point play and stayed in the game for about another minute before again leaving for the locker room. (Courtesy of

Owner of the Hornets, Shinn diagnosed with Cancer - by Alex Yam

Hornets' owner Shinn diagnosed with prostate cancer

Posted Nov 6 2009 2:42PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said Friday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but remains healthy and is optimistic that he will conquer the disease.

'My wife, Denise, and I remain strong in our faith and will maintain a positive attitude as I battle this with intense fervor and drive,' Shinn said in a news release issued by the Hornets.

A businessman from Kannapolis, N.C., Shinn, 68, has been the owner of the team since he received an expansion franchise in Charlotte, N.C. in 1988. He moved the team to New Orleans in 2002, and worked with the NBA to provide the team with a temporary home in Oklahoma City for the 2005-2006 season after floods from Hurricane Katrina virtually shut down the city for weeks and damaged the New Orleans Arena.

The team split time between the two cities the following season and returned to New Orleans full-time for 2007-2008. The team set a club record for victories that season with 56 and clinched the 20-year-old franchise's first division crown.

'We've been a catalyst to help this city recover and we're going to keep doing everything we can to keep it that way,' Shinn said at the time.

Team spokesman Harold Kaufman said no details were available on treatment options for Shinn. In the news release, Shinn said the doctors he is consulting are optimistic.

'This is not the first obstacle that I have had to overcome in life, but it will be another one that will be conquered,' Shinn said. 'Those closest to me understand my commitment to God and belief in the power of prayer, so all that I ask is for people to add me to their prayers.'

Kings waive G/F Mason, Nocioni arrested for suspicion of DUI - by Eurobasket News
The Sacramento Kings waived guard/forward Desmond Mason (6'6''-F-77, college: Oklahoma St.) on Thursday. Mason, signed in September to a one-year contract, averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in five games -- four starts -- for the Kings this season. The 31- year-old missed most of last season due to injury, playing in only 39 games with the Thunder and averaging 7.5 points and 4.0 rebounds. His career year came in 2004-05 with the Bucks, when Mason averaged 17.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in 80 contests. The Oklahoma State product has played in 643 games for Sacramento, Seattle/Oklahoma City, Milwaukee and New Orleans/Oklahoma City in a 10-year career and has per- game averages of 12.1 points and 4.5 rebounds. (Coutesy of

Meanwhile, Sacramento Kings player Andres Nocioni (6'7''-F-79) has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, police said. Police Sgt. Norm Leong said Nocioni was stopped while driving in the downtown area at about 2 a.m. Thursday.
CBS 13 reports: Just hours after the Sacramento Kings lost to the Atlanta Hawks at ARCO Wednesday night, Kings forward Andrs Nocioni was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Sacramento Police arrested Nocioni at 3:36am this morning. Charges indicate he had a blood alcohol level of .08 or more. Nocioni started his career as an international player, played in the Athens Olympics, back in 2007 he was playing for the Chicago Bulls.

Timberwolves hire Darrick Martin as assistant - by Eurobasket News
The Minnesota Timberwolves are bringing Darrick Martin (5'11''-G-71, college: UCLA) back again - as an assistant this time.

Martin was hired on Thursday to be the team's assistant director of player development. He will serve under assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff, helping the young Timberwolves players both on and off the court.

Martin had two stints as a point guard with the Wolves during his 13-year playing career. He started his career in Minnesota as a free agent in 1994-95. In his second stint with the team, he filled in for the injured Sam Cassell as the starting point guard for three games of the Western Conference finals against the Lakers.

Meanwhile, an MRI taken today on Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martins left wrist revealed a non displaced hairline fracture of the navicular bone. The treatment options are currently being evaluated.

Courtesy of

Thursday's games: Bulls beat Cavs in thriller, Jazz too strong for the Spurs - by Eurobasket News
Chicago B. - Cleveland C. 86-85
The Cavs had the last offense in this game, but Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke) and Joakim Noah put a stop to that. They double teamed LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) and denied the superstar on a drive in the final seconds as the Chicago Bulls ended Cleveland's three-game winning streak with an 86-85 win Thursday night, the Cavaliers' second home loss already this season. Luol Deng top-score in victory with 15 points (7 rebs), John Salmons and Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) (11 as) had 14 points each, while Taj Gibson added 11 pts and 7 boards. LeBron James collected 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the Cavs. Bulls 3-2, Cavs 3-3.

San Antonio S. - Utah Jazz 99-113
Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) and the Utah Jazz finally put on a show worth rooting for, beating the San Antonio Spurs 113-99 on Thursday night. Boozer stepped up in his team with 27 points and 14 rebounds, while Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) also drained 27, and was close to triple double with 9 assists and 7 boards beside that. In San Antonio, Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) shined with 21 points. Jazz 2-3, Spurs 2-2.

NBA D League Draft - by Alex Yam
2009 NBA D-League Draft Results

ATLANTA, NOV. 5, 2009 The Albuquerque Thunderbirds selected Carlos Powell, a 6-7 small forward from South Carolina, with the first overall selection in the 2009 NBA Development League Draft. The Tulsa 66ers selected Latavious Williams, a 6-8 forward, the first-ever player selected in the NBA D-League Draft directly from high school with the last pick in the first round. With the second pick, the Erie BayHawks drafted Donell Taylor, a 6-6 small forward from Alabama-Birmingham, while the Los Angeles D-Fenders selected Deron Washington with the third overall selection.

Williams, the first player drafted into the NBA D-League directly from high school is a native of Sarkville, Miss. and most recently attended Christian life Center, a prep school in Humble, Texas. Williams made the jump to the professional ranks in order to continue his development on and off of the court.

The first three players, and eight of the first round selections, were all members of NBA Summer League rosters in July, 2009. Powell played for the Phoenix Suns, averaging 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.5 minutes over four games, while Taylor suited up for the San Antonio Spurs and averaged 5.4 points in 14.8 minutes over five games. Deron Washington completes the trio, playing for the Detroit Pistons and averaging 8.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 31.4 minutes in five games.

Other notable first round selections include former NBA players Desmon Farmer, a 6-5 guard from USC, JamesOn Curry from Oklahoma State, originally drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2007 NBA Draft, and French international standout Amara Sy, a 6-8 forward, who was selected by the Bakersfield Jam with the fourth overall selection.

Complete rosters for each of the 16 2009-10 NBA D-League teams will be comprised of the eight players drafted tonight along with seven returning, allocation, and local tryout players. Rosters will be reduced to 12 players on Nov. 18 and opening-day 10-man rosters must be set by Nov. 25 in anticipation of the Nov. 27 tip off of the NBA D-Leagues ninth season. Each team will play one preseason game between Nov. 19 and 25.


Blaze too hot for Breakers - by Mike Lacey
The New Zealand Breakers were on the receiving end of a stunning shooting display when going down 96-110 to the Gold Coast on Thursday night at the NSEC. The Blaze lit it up from three point terr1tory shooting an amazing 10 from 11 in the first half, finishing with 14 from 19 for the game at 74%, easily a record against the Breakers. (Wollongong shot 68% in January 08). Their overall 65.5% (36/55) shooting from the field was also a record display for any team against the Breakers surpassing a 64% display by Brisbane back in 2003.
The Breakers shot a tidy 44% from the field and 36% three pointers, often good enough to win games but were powerless to halt the Gold Coast scoring barrage.
Five Gold Coast players struck from behind the arc, James Harvey and Ayinda Ubaka were were 100% perfect with 3 and 2 respectively whilst Chris Goulding, Adam Gibson and Anthony Petrie were a combined 9 from 13.
CJ BRUTON with 17 points top scored for the Breakers for the fourth time this season and TONY RONALDSON and TOM ABERCROMBIE had 13 points apiece.
Dillon Boucher (196-F-75) had 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, passing 600 ANBL career assists in his 206th game.


They come and go - by Kaare Vangen
Roy Bright (197-F-86, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Delaware St.) is definitely out. Baerum Basket report on their webpage that he is on his way back to USA at the moment. Bright was reported not to be in shape when he arrived and when confronted with this he did not respond the way the club wanted. Well, let's hope he will have a bright future somewhere else.

The one coming is Nick Livas (198-G-88, college: Ill.-Springfield). He has finally got a Greek passport and will be in Tromso tomorrow (Saturday). Livas will probably have his debut for Storm against Gimle on Sunday. Looks like there's a strong Storm coming...


Maryland GreenHawks announced today the signing of head coach Rob Spon - by Richard
The Maryland GreenHawks of the Premier Basketball League announced today the signing of head coach Rob Spon .

The GreenHawks had previously hired Ryan Krueger on October 26th to become the teams head coach, but later released Krueger from his contract on November 3rd after he was offered a coaching position at Lehigh University, his alma matter.

Building a team starts at the top with a winning leader, said General Manager Adam Dantus . We targeted two guys, and we actually hired them both within a 11 day period of time. Rob posses a great deal of knowledge within the league and brings with him a long track record of success to Maryland.

Spon was the Head Coach of the Atlantic Conference Champion, Manchester Millrats, last season in the PBL. Under his direction, he guided the Millrats to a 16-4 regular season record as well as leading the PBL in defense, allowing only 96.1 points per game.

Spon was also named PBL Coach of the Month last February after finishing the month with a perfect 8-0 record.

'I am thrilled to be coming to Maryland to work with a such a great organization,' said Spon. I am looking forward to getting another chance at winning a championship in the PBL. I am glad to be a part of it and also look forward to working with Adam who is making the GreenHawks successful on and off court.

Spon has been a highly successful coach at various levels for over twenty years. In addition to the Millrats, he has been a head coach with the Gary Steelheads in the IBL, as well as an assistant coach in the CBA with the Dakota Wizards, Indiana Alley Cats, and Pittsburgh Xplosion.

In the now-defunct IBA, Spon coached back to back championships. He also serves as a part-time scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Spon will be in Maryland conducting the GreenHawks invitation only tryout on Saturday, November 14th.
Source: PBL


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Alaska 6-0 
 2. Ginebra 4-1 
 3. Talk N Text 3-1 
 4. San Miguel 3-2 
 5. Santa Lucia 3-2 
 6. Purefoods 2-2 
 7. Barako Bull 2-3 
 8. Burger King 2-4 
 9. Smart Gilas 1-3 
 10. Coca-Cola 1-4 
 11. Rain or Shine 0-5 

PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Helterbrand, Gineb.18.5 
 2. Cardona, Talk N.18.3 
 3. Casio, Smart Gilas17.7 
 4. Tubid, Ginebra17.4 
 5. Williams, Santa Lucia17.0 
 6. Miller, Alaska17.0 
 7. Yap, Purefoods16.3 
 8. Santos, San Miguel16.2 
 9. Buenafe, Burger K.15.5 
 10. Hugnatan, Alas.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Santa Lucia
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.4 
 2. Santos, San Miguel11.8 
 3. Espinas, Santa L.11.2 
 4. Aguilar, Smart Gilas10.3 
 5. Reavis, Purefoods10.3 
 6. Pena, San Miguel10.2 
 7. Raymundo, Puref.9.5 
 8. Rodriguez, Coca-.9.0 
 9. Yee, Burger King9.0 
 10. Quinahan, Burger.8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Smart Gilas
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Barroca, Smart G.7.7 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text7.3 
 3. Helterbrand, Gineb.7.3 
 4. Yeo, Santa Lucia5.6 
 5. Yap, Purefoods5.0 
 6. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola4.5 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.5 
 8. Custodio, San Miguel4.5 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.4.0 
 10. Dimaunahan, Barako.4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Santa Lucia
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.6 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.2.2 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia2.2 
 4. Santos, San Miguel2.0 
 5. Ross, Coca-Cola1.8 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.1.8 
 7. Dela Cruz, Alaska1.8 
 8. Lanete, Burger King1.7 
 9. Caguioa, Ginebra1.5 
 10. Artadi, Purefoo.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Talk N Text
  Avg: 3
 1. Peek, Talk N Text3.0 
 2. Aguilar, Smart Gilas3.0 
 3. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.6 
 4. Quinahan, Burger K.1.5 
 5. Santos, San Miguel1.4 
 6. Thoss, Alaska1.3 
 7. Hontiveros, San M.1.2 
 8. de Ocampo, Talk N.1.0 
 9. Borboran, Alaska1.0 
 10. Yap, Purefoo.1.0 


Asseco Prokom draws in Lorinza Harrington - by Eurobasket News
Asseco Prokom agreed on terms of contract with Junior Harrington (193-G-80, agency: David Lee services, college: Wingate). The 29-year-old guard is expected to don Prokom jersey in PLK Round 6. Junior Harrington spent the previous season in Slovenia. He averaged 2.5 points, 1.5 boards and 1.4 assists per game in the Slovenian league. In Adriatic league his stats were 8.5 points, 2.6 boards and 1.4 assists. Junior Harrington had a wide NBA history. He played for Denver, New Orleans and Memphis. Harrington had also stints with Pamesa in Spain and Lokomotiv Rostov in Russia.


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Proleter Naft. 5-1 
 2. Beograd 4-1 
 3. Metalac 4-1 
 4. Borac 4-2 
 5. Sloga 3-2 
 6. Mega Vizura 3-2 
 7. Vojvodina 3-2 
 8. Tamis 3-2 
 9. Novi Sad 2-3 
 10. Napredak 2-3 
 11. KG 06 1-4 
 12. Ergonom 1-4 
 13. Masinac 1-4 
 14. Radnicki Basket 0-5 
Will join on later stage:
 1. FMP
 2. Crvena Zvez.
 3. Partizan
 4. Radnicki K.
 5. Hemofarm

Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Markovic, Napredak19.4 
 2. Kruscic, Beograd19.2 
 3. Andjusic, Mega V.18.6 
 4. Markovic, Tamis17.3 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.17.2 
 6. Stojacic, Mega V.16.8 
 7. Tresac, Borac15.8 
 8. Lukovic, Radnic.15.4 
 9. Mladenovic, Ergon.15.2 
 10. Korac, Beogr.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Dramicanin, Borac8.2 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.7.8 
 3. Bircevic, Metalac7.4 
 4. Mikic, KG 066.8 
 5. Jagodic Kuri., Novi S.6.6 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.5 
 7. Mladenovic, Ergon.6.2 
 8. Pobric, Novi Sad6.0 
 9. Trailovic, Ergonom5.8 
 10. Cvetkovic, Masin.5.8 
Assists Per Game
  Proleter Naft.
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.6.3 
 2. Stefanovic, Metal.5.6 
 3. Dimitrijevic, Sloga5.0 
 4. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.0 
 5. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 6. Velickovic, Vojvodina3.4 
 7. Rakic, Novi Sad3.3 
 8. Milasinovic, Masinac3.2 
 9. Jereminov, Borac3.2 
 10. Trailovic, Ergon.3.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Dundjerski, Beograd3.0 
 2. Milasinovic, Masinac2.4 
 3. Cvetkovic, Masinac2.3 
 4. Dimitrijevic, Sloga2.2 
 5. Stefanovic, Metal.2.0 
 6. Velickovic, Vojvodina2.0 
 7. Topcov, Proleter.2.0 
 8. Bozo, Novi Sad2.0 
 9. Trailovic, Ergonom2.0 
 10. Razic, Slo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Radnicki Basket
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.2.2 
 2. Maravic, Mega V.1.6 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.4 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.4 
 5. Topcov, Proleter.1.0 
 6. Bozo, Novi Sad1.0 
 7. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.0 
 8. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.8 
 9. Cvetkovic, Mega V.0.8 
 10. Petric, KG0.8 


KBL Standings
 1. LG Sakers 8-2 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 7-2 
 3. Dongbu Promy 6-3 
 4. Mobis Phoebus 5-4 
 5. KCC Egis 5-4 
 6. SK Knights 5-4 
 7. Samsung Th. 4-4 
 8. KT&G Kites 2-6 
 9. Daegu Orions 2-7 
 10. ET Land B.Sl. 1-9 

KBL Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SK Knights - KCC Egis 76-96
SK Knights lost to KCC Egis 76:96 as the latter got 22 points from Brand Micah (210-C-80, agency: Liman Sports, college: Massachusetts). Kim Julian (200-F-82) ended up with 16 points in defeat and Byun Hyun-Soo scored 14.

Sonic Boom KT - Dongbu Promy 85-81
Sonic Boom KT rolled over Dongbu Promy 85:81 in the end of the Regular Season Round 11. Johnson Jasper (201-C-83, college: Delta St.) paced all the winners with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Kim Do-Soo added 17. Kim Joo-Sung and Chandler Marquin posted 25 points each in the losing effort.

ET Land B.Sl. - LG Sakers 78-96
LG Sakers improved to 8-2 record on top after the win over ET Land 96:78. Alexander Chris (216-C-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 16 rebounds, while Stevenson Greg added 22 points. Seo Jang-Hoon produced 22 points in the losing case.

KT&G Kites - Daegu Orions 85-81
Bell Rashad (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) erupted with 36 points and 10 rebounds as KT&G Kites beat Daegu Orions 85:81. Lee Sang-Jun nailed 11 points, whilst Eun Hee-Seok and Hwang Jin-Won had 10 each. Heo Il-Young ended up with 25 points in the losing case.


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Melilla 6-1 
 2. Burgos 5-1 
 3. La Laguna 5-2 
 4. Cornella 5-2 
 5. Vive Menorca 4-2 
 6. Girona 4-2 
 7. Breogan 4-2 
 8. Leon 4-3 
 9. CAI Zaragoza 4-3 
 10. Clin.Rincon 4-3 
 11. Mallorca 3-3 
 12. Caceres 3-4 
 13. La Palma 2-4 
 14. Palencia 2-5 
 15. Ourense 2-5 
 16. Vigo 1-5 
 17. CB Tarragona 1-6 
 18. Tenerife 0-6 

Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. Huesca 5-1 
 2. Caja Rioja 4-2 
 3. Santurtzi 3-2 
 4. Andorra 3-2 
 5. Rosalia 3-3 
 6. Prat Juventud 3-3 
 7. Coruna 3-3 
 8. Navarra 2-4 
 9. Alaior 2-4 
 10. ADT Tarragona 2-4 
 11. L'Hospitalet 2-4 
Group B
 1. Promobys 4-1 
 2. Alcazar 3-2 
 3. Plasencia 3-2 
 4. Huelva 3-2 
 5. Illescas 3-2 
 6. CajasurCord. 3-3 
 7. Guadalajara 3-3 
 8. Real M. II 2-3 
 9. Qalat CajaSol 1-4 
 10. Matchmind 1-4 

Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Howard, Guadalaj.19.3 
 2. Johnson, Huesca18.0 
 3. Salson, Huesca17.4 
 4. Williams, Matchmind16.4 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia15.6 
 6. Griffin, Cajasur .15.3 
 7. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .15.0 
 8. Ausina, Matchmind14.6 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.14.5 
 10. Virgil, Alcaz.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Howard, Guadalaj.12.8 
 2. Ayon, Illescas10.2 
 3. Miller, Huelva9.6 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.9.5 
 5. Matali, Andorra9.0 
 6. Drame, Andorra9.0 
 7. Silvestre, Plasencia8.3 
 8. Johnson, Huesca8.2 
 9. Andrews, Huesca8.0 
 10. Virgil, Alcaz.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rafael RUFIAN
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Rufian, Huelva4.6 
 2. Marcos, Alcazar4.6 
 3. Lopez, Coruna4.5 
 4. Canals, Alaior4.2 
 5. Guigou, Illescas4.0 
 6. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.6 
 7. Alonso, Matchmind3.6 
 8. Sanz, Navarra3.6 
 9. Gonzalez, Navarra3.6 
 10. Rueda, Promob.3.4 
Steals Per Game
  Cajasur Cord.
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .3.2 
 2. Alonso, Matchmind3.0 
 3. Martinez, Huelva2.8 
 4. Miller, Coruna2.7 
 5. Lyons, Alcazar2.6 
 6. Savitski, Santurtzi2.2 
 7. Guigou, Illescas2.2 
 8. Gomez, Huelva2.2 
 9. Franch, Prat J.2.0 
 10. Adams, Navar.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  ADT Tarragona
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thompson, ADT T.1.5 
 2. Sekulic, Plasencia1.5 
 3. De Santana, Caja R.1.5 
 4. Miller, Huelva1.2 
 5. Adams, Navarra1.2 
 6. Tuner, Alcazar1.0 
 7. Howard, Guadalaj.1.0 
 8. Biyombo, Illescas1.0 
 9. Bart-W., Huelva1.0 
 10. Williams, Matchmi.1.0 

Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
  CAI Zaragoza
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.19.4 
 2. Hughes, Leon18.8 
 3. Morley, Burgos17.2 
 4. Urtasun, Leon16.7 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.16.6 
 6. Riera, Mallorca15.8 
 7. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.15.2 
 8. Smith, Cornella15.0 
 9. Palacios, La Palma14.3 
 10. Rabaseda, Cornel.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  La Laguna
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.3 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.4 
 3. Starosta, Melilla9.3 
 4. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.7 
 5. Northen, Mallorca8.3 
 6. Adrien, Breogan8.3 
 7. Padgett, La Palma8.0 
 8. Phillip, CAI Z.7.4 
 9. Arteaga, Palencia7.4 
 10. Hughes, Le.7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Jimenez, Melilla5.7 
 2. Garrido, La Laguna4.8 
 3. Perez, Cornella4.7 
 4. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.0 
 5. Garcia, La Palma3.8 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.4 
 7. Sabat, Girona3.3 
 8. Lescano, CAI Z.3.0 
 9. Arco, Ourense3.0 
 10. Mena, La Pal.3.0 
Steals Per Game
  CAI Zaragoza
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 2. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.6 
 3. Samb, Cornella2.5 
 4. Rabaseda, Cornella2.4 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.4 
 6. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.2.4 
 7. Victor, Vive M.2.3 
 8. Bernabe, Leon2.3 
 9. Coleman, Breogan2.0 
 10. Blanch, Mallor.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  La Laguna
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.1.9 
 2. Samb, Cornella1.7 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.6 
 4. Turner, Vive M.1.5 
 5. Petinella, Vigo1.5 
 6. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.4 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.2 
 8. Coleman, Breogan1.2 
 9. Adrien, Breogan1.2 
 10. Fontet, Le.1.1 


Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Plannja 9-2 
 2. Solna 9-2 
 3. Sundsvall 9-2 
 4. Norrkoping 8-2 
 5. Eco Orebro 7-4 
 6. Gothia Basket 5-6 
 7. Boras 4-7 
 8. Uppsala 4-8 
 9. Sodertalje 2-8 
 10. Jamtland 1-9 
 11. 08 1-9 

Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
  Avg: 19.6
 1. McKnight, Plannja19.6 
 2. Klaric, Eco Orebro19.2 
 3. Jonker, Sundsvall16.7 
 4. Palm, Boras16.5 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.16.5 
 6. Ringstrom, Gothia B.16.2 
 7. Person, Uppsala15.8 
 8. Nystrom, Boras15.7 
 9. Westerlund, 0815.7 
 10. Ryan, Plann.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Avg: 11
 1. Palm, Boras11.0 
 2. Konare, Jamtland10.6 
 3. Ringstrom, Gothia B.10.5 
 4. Jonker, Sundsvall8.5 
 5. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.1 
 6. Akesson, Plannja7.7 
 7. Ayuba, Norrkoping7.4 
 8. Zaghden, Boras7.3 
 9. Klaric, Eco Orebro7.3 
 10. Djordjic, Sod.7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Mitchell, Solna6.7 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall6.4 
 3. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.5 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping5.1 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.4.7 
 6. McKnight, Plannja4.4 
 7. Chuk, Sodertalje4.3 
 8. Carter, Gothia B.4.2 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.0 
 10. Larsson, Plann.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kenneth GRANT
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Grant, Norrkoping2.8 
 2. Chuk, Sodertalje2.7 
 3. Carter, Gothia B.2.6 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland2.6 
 5. McKnight, Plannja2.5 
 6. Crone, Sodertalje2.3 
 7. Mitchell, Solna2.3 
 8. Drains, Norrkoping1.9 
 9. Westerlund, 081.9 
 10. Pleick, Eco Oreb.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Palm, Boras1.6 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.5 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.4 
 4. McNaull, Norrkoping1.3 
 5. Konare, Jamtland1.3 
 6. Drains, Norrkoping1.0 
 7. Akesson, Plannja0.9 
 8. Ayuba, Norrkoping0.8 
 9. Walker, Sodertalje0.8 
 10. Okot,0.7 


Boncourt add Mickael Toti - by Eurobasket News
Boncourt signed a two-week contract with Mickael Toti (181-G-87). The 22-year-old Ivorian-French guard played for Rouen in the last season. There Mickael Toti averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 assists per appearance. Mickael Toti started his career in Reims. He also played for the French U18 selection back in 2005. Boncourt has to deal with the injury of Pierre Wooten (191-G-80, college: Winthrop).


First Stage is Complete - by Matthew Kyle
The first stage of playoffs has been completed. The 8 teams moving on to the second stage of the playoffs are:

ESS (Souse)
Club Africain
J.S. Kairuan
Ez-zahra Sport

S. Nebeulien
U.S. Monastir
ES Rades

Congrats to them and best of luck for the second tier of playoffs.

With the second stage beginning the schedule will become more demanding of the teams with a game every 3 days starting on November 21st. The first 7 games will be played from November 21st to Dec 19th. The next 7 games will pick up after a short break from Dec 20th to Jan 1st. The next 7 games will be played starting on Jan 2nd with a frequency of 1 game a week ending on Febuary 27th when the final 4 will be announced.
Good luck once again.

Standings - D1
D1 Standings
Group A
 1. ES Sahel 8-1 
 2. JS Kairouan 6-3 
 3. C Africain 6-3 
 4. Ezzahra 5-4 
 5. CA Bizerte 2-7 
 6. SSK Kasserine 0-9 
Group B
 1. Stade Nabeulien 7-2 
 2. US Monastir 7-2 
 3. ES Rades 5-4 
 4. CS Hammamet 4-5 
 5. C Cheminots 3-6 
 6. JS Manazeh 1-8 


Aska scores 16 in exhibition - by David Edole
The Murray State Racers got the 2009-10 season off to a great start Thursday with a 93-39 exhibition victory over the Bethel Wildcats at the Regional Special Events Center.

The Racers played 13 players in the game with five of them getting to double-figures in the scoring column.

Ivan Aska (201-F-90) led the way with a game-high 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

Edward Daniel added 13, while 12 points came from Jewuan Long. B.J. Jenkins scored 11, with 10 from Donte Poole.

The Racers started the game with a good run and led 11-0 when Aska had dunk on a fast break after a steal from Isacc Miles.

MSU enjoyed a 42-19 lead at the half.

MSU forced the Wildcats into 27 turnovers in the game while shooting 57 percent from the field on 36-of-63 shooting.

'It was good to get back into the game environment and play a game,' MSU head coach Billy Kennedy said. 'I liked our energy on the defensive end and we've got some balance. We don't have a guy who can score 20 every night, but we have a bunch of guys who will get you double-figures.'

'We have a lot of competition going on in practice,' Kennedy said. 'Hopefully that is something we can continue to develop because it's only going to make us better. We have talent, depth and experience.'

The Racers play their season opener Monday at California in Berkeley, Calif., in a 10 p.m. central time tip on ESPNU.
MSU's home opener is Nov. 14 when they host Missouri-St. Louis at 7 p.m.


UBA Announces Roster for 2010 Uruguay Tour - by URBL media
UBA Announces Roster for 2010 Uruguay Tour. The selection was made by Founder and CEO J.D. Barnes and Maria Correa. The tour will take place June 25-27, 2010 in Salto, Uruguay. The event was create to provide opportunities for coaches to view the best players of the UBA on a personal level. This will also be the first step in the merger of the UBA and Uruguay. 'I'm excited about the idea of the tour. More importantly this will provide me the chance to select the teams in Salto to play in the UBA in 2011', said CEO J.D. Barnes. The event will also include the 1st Annual UBA/Uruguay Duck Contest. Ricky James (6'3''-G-84, college: Trevecca Naz.) was the 2009 UBA Slam Dunk Contest winner and also looks to excite the crowd with his spectacular Slam Dunks.

UBA Select Team:
Mychal Kearse
Will De La Cruz
De La Cruz
Jermaine Barnes
Jermaine Dailey
Carlos White

1. Mychal Kearse (6'5''-G/F-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's): Team: SISU Copenhagen Denmark
2. Will De La Cruz (6'2''-G-80, college: Atlanta Christian): Team: GA Prowl (USA-ABA)
3. Ricky James (6'3''-G-84, college: Trevecca Naz.): Team: Salto Juventus Uruguay

4. Enzo Supparo (6'1''-G-90, Uruguay): Team: Nacional Uruguay
5. Sherman Douglas (6'2''-G-82, college: Faulkner): Team: GIE Morrow D. (USA-UBA)
6. Demetrice Williams (6'3''-G-80, college: S.Alabama): Team: Kapfberg (Austria)

7. Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82,college: Atlanta Christian): Team: Al Ahli Jeddah Saudi Arabia
8. Brian Carlyle (6'8''-F-85, college: Montevallo): Team: Southern Generals (UBA)
9. Jermaine Dailey (6'8''-F-86, college: Ill.-Chicago): Team: Ferro Carril Uruguay
10. Trevon Bryant (6'10''-F, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.): Team: Tundja (Bulgaria)
11. Jackie Britt (6'6''-F-81, college: Crichton): Team: Southern Generals (USA-UBA)

12. Carlos White (6'8''-F-80, college: Appalachian St.):Team: Universitario Uruguay
13. Jerone Dodd (6'9''-C-79, college: Morehouse): Team: Renova Kagoshima (Japan)

Coaching Staff:
Michael Davis (83, college: Savannah St.): Team: GIE Morrow Disciples (UBA)
Robert Moore (74, college: Columbus State): Team: Columbus Dragons (UBA)
Jay Bowdy (83, college: W.Georgia): Team: CEO of North Texas Fresh
Hosted By:
J.D. Barnes - Founder and CEO of the UBA
Maria Correa - President Of International Operations Uruguay


Standings - Higher League
Higher League Standings
Group A
 1. Cherkasy 8-0 
 2. Avantazh-Pol. 5-3 
 3. KTU Kriv.R. 3-3 
 4. Dynamo Dnepr. 3-3 
 5. Sevastopol 3-5 
 6. Koksokh-St. 0-8 
Group B
 1. Vinnitsky Zu. 6-2 
 2. Sportlitsey 5-2 
 3. Kremen-Pol. 5-2 
 4. Skorpioni 4-2 
 5. Volin Basket 2-2 
 6. Ternopil 0-6 
 7. Khimik-2 0-8 

Higher League Standings
1 League Standings
 1. DITM MNTU 0-0 
 2. Azovmash-2 0-0 
 3. BK Donetsk-2 0-0 
 4. Veteran Basket 0-0 
 5. Dynamo 0-0 
 6. Kremen-Pol.2 0-0 
 7. Illitsivets 0-0 
 8. LDUFK 0-0 
 9. MSDYUSHOR 0-0 
 10. SFGU Ivasport 0-0 


Head to Head at Stake - by Andy Webb
As the Everton Tigers and the Guildford Heat meet at the Greenbank Sports Academy tonight, the head to head record between these teams in the Championship is already at stake. Tigers boss Tony Garbelotto had praise for the work of new Heat player-coach Chad McKnight, and feels that his side will be better prepared at home to take on the Heat. The Tigers avenged the 82-74 loss against the Heat earlier this season, which put them into third spot, with an 85-79 win on 11th October at Liverpools Echo Arena. The Heat hold the all-time record at 5-4, and Garbelotto said the following on this important game: I am so impressed by what Chad has done with this group of players. In the last game at their place they just had more will and desire to win down the stretch, but I expect another tough game against them.

The Team GB Assistant Coach also stressed the fact that the game is a must-win for his side. He added: It is a must win game for us, as crazy as this sounds, as we will have the season head to head win count against them if we win tomorrow. At present, we seem to be more controlled at home than on the road and I hope that this will continue on Friday.

Tonights second BBL Championship game is between the Sheffield Sharks and the Cheshire Jets. They have already met this season, a 79-62 Sharks victory being the result, and the last time the Jets beat the Sharks was back in November 2008, via an 86-82 win at the Northgate Arena, the Jets' home court.

The Sharks travel to Newcastle tomorrow to take on the Newcastle Eagles, and both teams have recently suffered defeats, with the Sharks losing in overtime 98-89 to the Marshall MK Lions. The Eagles are no strangers to defeats in overtime this season though though, as they went down earlier in the season to Guildford Heat 102-98, and then last week lost to the Airwaves Plymouth Raiders, who picked up their first league win with a 96-95 victory.

After facing each other tonight, the Heat and the Tigers will be in action again on Sunday, as the Heat travel to Glasgow whilst the Tigers look for a win at in-form Plymouth. Like Tony Garbelotto , Rocks player-coach Sterling Davis is clearly impressed with the work of Chad McKnight in his rookie season as a BBL coach: Guildford are playing really good basketball right now as indicative of their record he said: I think they have a balance of new players and veteran leaders in the likes of Julius Joseph and Mike Martin. Chad McKnight is doing a great job in his first season he added.


Standings - LUB
LUB Standings
 1. Defensor 12-2 
 2. Atenas 10-3 
 3. Un.Atletica 9-4 
 4. Malvin 8-4 
 5. Cordon 8-5 
 6. Aguada 8-6 
 7. Sayago 7-7 
 8. Anastasia 7-7 
 9. Bigua 6-7 
 10. Olimpia 6-8 
 11. Cader 6-8 
 12. Ferro Carril 6-8 
 13. Hebraica 5-9 
 14. Trouville 4-10 
 15. Bohemios 4-10 
 16. Tabare 3-11 

Defensor beat Union Atletica - by Hector Lopez
Dillon Sneed (203-C-84, agency: Lanshire Group, college: E.Tenn.St.) and Robby Collum (185-G-81, college: W.Michigan) scored 31 points each one leading Defensor Sporting to maintain the leadership for the Uruguayan League after defeating Union Atletica 90-78: For Union, Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Lewis) netted 36 points and Chris Ellis (206-F-84, college: Wake Forest) 4 and 6 rebounds. Results for the other games:
Malvin 98 - Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) 20 points 4 rebounds 7 assists, Brian Wethers (194-F/G-80, college: California) 25 points 4 rebounds 2 assists
Bigua 87 - Emilio Taboada (193-F-82) 29 points, Dwight Burke (203-F-86, college: Marquette) 11 and 6 rebounds, Marcus Brown (201-F-83, college: Georgia St.), played just 6 minutes withou points.
- - -
Atenas 83 - Daniel Rivero (182-G-77) 30 points, Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) 9 points 13 rebounds 4 blocks 3 assists, Will Caudle (206-C-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Xavier) 20 points 2 rebounds
Aguada 80 - Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) 31 points 10 rebounds, 2 blocks 4 assists, Jessan Gray (208-F-84, agency: Beggs and Lane, college: Iowa St.) 2 points 6 rebounds


Women News

  ESTONIA - Women  

Standings - Women
Meistriliiga Standings
 1. Eclex Tallinn 3-0 
 2. Audentes 3-2 
 3. Tartu Ulikooli 1-2 
 4. TLU 1-2 

  FINLAND - Women  

Moua player of October - by Esko Saarinen
Michaela Moua (182) Espoo Team, is the player of October in Finland. She has scored ave 15,4 points, had 8,4 rebounds, gave 2,0 assists and took 3,0 steals in five games in October. Her team Espoo is leading the table. She played last time in Finland in Pussihukat (Vantaa) in 1996, when she left for States and Ohio university. She played after Ohio States in Europe, in Italy, Croatia, France, Switzerland and Hungary and came back to Finland and team Espoo this autumn. She is 33 years old. Moua was not in the team in first match in Ktka (PeKa won 84-58), but after that match she played the next five matches and Espoo won all. nternational matches in Finnish team she has played 86.

  ICELAND - Women  

Hamar beat Grindavik - by Eurobasket News
Hamar posted the third win in the season. They defeated Grindavik 63:58 on the road to improve at 3-1 record. Grindavik looked better in the opening frame. They posted an 18:10 lead but could not capitalize. Hamar trimmed the distance at 5 points after twenty minutes. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the third quarter heading into the fourth frame ahead by 5 points. But Hamar shook off the sloppiness in the final minutes and rushed to the third win. Koren Schram (170-G-87, college: Dartmouth) scored 19 points to lead the visitors. Sigrun Amundadottir (183-C/F-88, agency: Promotex) knocked down 14 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the win. Michele DeVault (180-G/F-86) responded with 15 points and 9 boards for Grindavik.
The defending champions Haukar held off Valur 71:57. The victory propelled Haukar to 3-2 record in the standings. Heather Ezell (175-G-87, college: Iowa St.) exploded with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the winning team. Haukar led by as many as 13 points at halftime. Haukar stayed in front in a low-scoring third stanza. They never loosened the grasp in the final period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Ragna Margret Brynjarsdottir (188-C-90) netted 10 points for the winners. Sakera Young (170-G-86, college: Massachusetts) answered with 14 points, 10 boards and 6 assists for Valur. Hrund Johannsdottir (87) nailed 11 points in defeat.

Standings - Women
Express L. Standings
 1. KR 5-0 
 2. Hamar 3-1 
 3. Haukar 3-2 
 4. Valur 2-2 
 5. Snaefell 2-3 
 6. Grindavik 2-3 
 7. Keflavik 1-4 
 8. Njardvik 1-4 

  IVORY COAST - Women  

FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers: First Deepwater truly the first beat CSA 51-50 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Africa team of the moment, First Deepwater basketball club of Nigeria makes history at the FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers holding in Abidjan, Cote dIvoire when it recorded a hard earned 51-50 points victory over CSA basketball club of Cote dIvoire.

The Nigerian side made up of an entirely home-based players picked the first three quarter of the tense game against the Ivorian league champion by 13-10, 14-12 and 15-13 points respectively to move into the last quarter with a 42-35 points advantage.

The CSA side spurred on by Cote dIvoire national team guard and reigning FIBA Africa Championship for Women leading scorer, Kani Kouyate came into the quarter with a determination to turn the table against their Nigerian opponent as time ticks away winning the quarter by 15-09 points but the effort was not good enough as the Coach Lateef Erinfolami tutored First Deepwater side held their ground to pick her third win by 51-50 points.

First Deepwater basketball club forward, Ijeoma Frank Uchendu was fantastic for her side recording a double double figure of 13 points and 11 rebound, her compatriot, Kelechi Obasi contributed 12 points and 4 rebounds while Rebecca Iritei added 10 points and 3 rebounds.

Kani Kouyates big effort of 16 points and 9 rebounds was not enough to save her side from going down.

First Deepwater basketball club will Friday play her last game against Togolese CBS at 17.00Hours while CSA have an herculean task of dislodging Abidjan Basket Club, ABC basketball club at 19.00Hours.

FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers: ABC compound First Bank woes, win 81-72 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Abidjan Basket Club (ABC) of Cote dIvoire late Thursday compounded the woes of Nigeria women league champion, First Bank basketball club in the FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers with a 81-72 points victory to inch nearer picking a ticket to the final round of the 16th FIBA Africa Champions Club Cup for Women.

ABC who lost to Nigeria First Deepwater basketball club by 61-53 points on Tuesday gave their all to see off the challenges poised by the Elephant Girls.

ABC forward, Fatoumata Camara big effort of 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 block-shot was enough to give her side victory over the Nigeria champion who won the African title in 2003.

First Bank rallied to a 16-12 points win in the first quarter of the highly charged game but the Ivorian side charged back like a wounded Elephants in the second quarter and never looked back until the buzzer-shot winning the three remaining quarters by 20-17, 25-17 and 24-22 points respectively.

ABC play-maker, Achiata Diomande also gave a good account of her-self scoring 17 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds, Salimata Berte contributed 17 points just as Tshiniangu Kalanda added 12 points and 9 rebounds for a well deserved victory for the former Ivorian league champion.

First Bank play her last qualifiers game against Unity Basketball Club, UBC of Togo as the team jets back home aboard Ethiopia Airline Friday.

Funmilayo Ojelabi (G-85)

  LATVIA - Women  

Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. TTT Riga 6-0 
 2. Cesis 5-0 
 3. RTU-Merks 4-2 
 4. DU/Swedbank 2-4 
 5. LU 1-4 
 6. TTT Jun. 1-5 
 7. Liepajas met. 1-5 

  NIGERIA - Women  

FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers: ABC compound First Bank woes, win 81-72 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Abidjan Basket Club (ABC) of Cote dIvoire late Thursday compounded the woes of Nigeria women league champion, First Bank basketball club in the FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers with a 81-72 points victory to inch nearer picking a ticket to the final round of the 16th FIBA Africa Champions Club Cup for Women.

ABC who lost to Nigeria First Deepwater basketball club by 61-53 points on Tuesday gave their all to see off the challenges poised by the Elephant Girls.

ABC forward, Fatoumata Camara big effort of 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 block-shot was enough to give her side victory over the Nigeria champion who won the African title in 2003.

First Bank rallied to a 16-12 points win in the first quarter of the highly charged game but the Ivorian side charged back like a wounded Elephants in the second quarter and never looked back until the buzzer-shot winning the three remaining quarters by 20-17, 25-17 and 24-22 points respectively.

ABC play-maker, Achiata Diomande also gave a good account of her-self scoring 17 points, 7 assists and 3 rebounds, Salimata Berte contributed 17 points just as Tshiniangu Kalanda added 12 points and 9 rebounds for a well deserved victory for the former Ivorian league champion.

First Bank play her last qualifiers game against Unity Basketball Club, UBC of Togo as the team jets back home aboard Ethiopia Airline Friday.

Funmilayo Ojelabi (G-85)

FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers: First Deepwater truly the first beat CSA 51-50 - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Africa team of the moment, First Deepwater basketball club of Nigeria makes history at the FIBA Africa Zone-III Qualifiers holding in Abidjan, Cote dIvoire when it recorded a hard earned 51-50 points victory over CSA basketball club of Cote dIvoire.

The Nigerian side made up of an entirely home-based players picked the first three quarter of the tense game against the Ivorian league champion by 13-10, 14-12 and 15-13 points respectively to move into the last quarter with a 42-35 points advantage.

The CSA side spurred on by Cote dIvoire national team guard and reigning FIBA Africa Championship for Women leading scorer, Kani Kouyate came into the quarter with a determination to turn the table against their Nigerian opponent as time ticks away winning the quarter by 15-09 points but the effort was not good enough as the Coach Lateef Erinfolami tutored First Deepwater side held their ground to pick her third win by 51-50 points.

First Deepwater basketball club forward, Ijeoma Frank Uchendu was fantastic for her side recording a double double figure of 13 points and 11 rebound, her compatriot, Kelechi Obasi contributed 12 points and 4 rebounds while Rebecca Iritei added 10 points and 3 rebounds.

Kani Kouyates big effort of 16 points and 9 rebounds was not enough to save her side from going down.

First Deepwater basketball club will Friday play her last game against Togolese CBS at 17.00Hours while CSA have an herculean task of dislodging Abidjan Basket Club, ABC basketball club at 19.00Hours.

  PUERTO RICO - Women  

Finals Preview - by Raul Colon
After one of the most successful seasons on record, the Puerto Rican Women Superior Basketball League is just a few hours away from capping off with their title match up. This has been the most successful year in record, said Jose Rosas, League president and the man many credited from brining back the women game after almost a decade of declining viewership. Accordingly to WSBL statistics, attendance for the regular season jumped almost 60 percent above the levels experimented last year. More impressive still are the number of fans who flocked the courts of Morovis, San Juan, Carolina and even Mayaguez (playing at Hormigueros) during the semifinals. Im so exiting. This was the most viewed semifinal round since 1998. Even the Pedrin Zorrilla was full for a team that trailed 0-3. This is an energetic time for us. So mucho so, that league officials are pondering transmitting by television several finals games.

Speaking of the finals, this years version pits the two best teams in the regular season in what had the looks to be a very competitive series. Top seeded Morovis comes to the Finals after dispatching the pesky San Juan Warriors in five games. But the real test came a round early, accordingly to Pedro Marrero, the Mountaineers franchise holder. Juncos were the big test. They were the defending champions and although they lacked several players from last years title run, they had the experience and talent to defend its crown.

Marrero boastful enthusiasm wasnt born recently. The Morovis businessman had his sights on the league crown since early in the summer. His beloved Montaeras, runner ups in 2007, are one of the deepest squads ever assemble. In the off season, management made sure the team fortified its main concern area, point guard, when it signed All Star Pamela Rosado away from the Isabela Pollitas. They also added explosive forward Amy Denson, the 2007 and 2008 league Most Valuable Payer and a bunch of role players that had enable second year head coach, Raymond Cintron, to expand his rotation his, keeping the veterans on fresh legs for the playoff drive.

As for the Giants, a closer look at its series against the Mayaguez Indians reveals the real strength of the team: athleticism. At the beginning of the season, head coach Gerry Batista was optimistic that if they could find some depth, their biggest weakness last season, they could make a legitimate run at the championship. With that in mind, Carolina went hard after one of the most sought after players this off season: import Holly Mahan. They also acquire the services of center/power forward Whitney Murrer in an effort to solidify the middle, which was another problematic area in 2008.

On the court, both teams could not be more different. While Carolina relies on sheer speed and a suffocating defense to win games, Morovis has done it the old fashion way, with precision on both ends of the spectrum. Morovis is a tough team to prepare for. They are steady as they are and suddenly, they explode and you find yourself down by ten points, said Jose Cruz, the Warriors owner and a man with over 20 years experience in the women game.

Morovis had ridden the back of two main horses all year long. Leading the charge is Denson. The 6-foot-1, former Arizona State star is averaging 21.5 points and 14.2 rebounds a game. That complements the spectacular play of Rosado who is averring in double figures (16.2 points) while dishing out 5.1 assist a night. The duo is augmented by unsung star Natalie Emanuelli and Juanita Rivera. One of the main areas of corncern for Cintron has to be the offensive boards. In their series against the upstart Warriors, they were out rebounded on the offensive glass by almost three (2.7) a game. If that happens against the much taller Giants, it will cause big problems for the guard-oriented Mountaineers.

Rebounding has not been a problem so far for Carolina. The team out rebounded the Indians at a 2 boards a contest clipping and with Mahan (13.3 rebound a game) and the suddenly sizzling Whitney Murrer (8.6 rppg.). The duo should more than offset Densons effort, placing more pressure on Morovis backcourt. Carolina backcourt has been the team shining card all year. Led by veteran Felecity Willis (16.8 ppg, and 5.6 appg.) and Mahan (18.1 ppg. 13.3 rppg.), the Gigantes are averring almost thirty five points out of the backcourt.

Prediction: This will be a guard-oriented series with the more athletic Giants trying to capitulate on Morovis perceive lack of interior agility. The Mountaineers are built for a championship with a better defense and more size down low. They also have the experience and the fresher legs. Add to the mix a sense of destiny and it all seems to point towards the Moubtaineers hoisting the championship trophy.
Morovis in six.

  SPAIN - Women  

Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Ros Casares 5-0 
 2. Perfumerias 4-1 
 3. Mann Filter 4-1 
 4. Rivas Ecopolis 4-1 
 5. Olesa 4-1 
 6. Real C.Vigo 4-2 
 7. Real Canoe 2-3 
 8. Mariana 2-3 
 9. Girona 2-3 
 10. Hondar.-Irun 2-4 
 11. Gran Canaria 1-4 
 12. Cadi la Seu 1-4 
 13. Estudiantes 1-4 
 14. EBE Ibiza-PDV 0-5 

Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Avg: 23
 1. Murphy, Mariana23.0 
 2. Borges, Cadi la Seu19.8 
 3. Warburton, Gran C.19.4 
 4. Maslowski, Olesa18.4 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.17.2 
 6. Vega, Mariana16.8 
 7. Dubljevic, Rivas E.16.4 
 8. Johnson, EBE I.16.2 
 9. Milton-Jones, Ros C.16.2 
 10. De Souza, Ros.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.6 
 2. Chones, Girona10.2 
 3. De Souza, Ros C.10.0 
 4. Vega, Mariana9.2 
 5. Thorburn, Olesa9.2 
 6. Sliskovic, Real C.9.2 
 7. Bavendam, Hondar.-.8.0 
 8. Murphy, Mariana7.8 
 9. Nicholls, Hondar.-.7.7 
 10. Pascua, Mann.7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Ros Casares
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Aguilar, Ros C.4.8 
 2. Infantes, EBE I.4.4 
 3. Ouvina, Mann Filter4.3 
 4. Jordana, Real C.4.2 
 5. Palau, Ros Casares4.2 
 6. Ygueravide, Estudian.3.5 
 7. Bermejo, Rivas E.3.2 
 8. Ferrari, Mariana3.0 
 9. Montanana, Ros C.3.0 
 10. Valdemoro, Ros.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cristina OUVINA
  Mann Filter
  Avg: 4
 1. Ouvina, Mann Filter4.0 
 2. Blanes, Real Canoe3.2 
 3. Ygueravide, Estudian.3.0 
 4. Murphy, Mariana2.8 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.8 
 6. Milton-Jones, Ros C.2.8 
 7. Revuelto, Hondar.-.2.8 
 8. Garcia, Real Canoe2.4 
 9. Snell, Ros Casares2.2 
 10. Marcos, Real.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Linda PAGE
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Page, Mariana1.6 
 2. Lyttle, Perfumer.1.4 
 3. Vesela, Ros Casares1.4 
 4. Sliskovic, Real C.1.0 
 5. De Souza, Ros C.1.0 
 6. Nero, EBE I.0.8 
 7. Podkovalniko., Perfum.0.8 
 8. Torrens, Perfumer.0.8 
 9. Henry, Gran Canaria0.8 
 10. Chones, Giro.0.6 

  TURKEY - Women  

Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  Avg: 41.5
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld41.5 
 2. Perkins, Galatasa.22.5 
 3. Sales, Besiktas21.0 
 4. Hodges, Istanbul.21.0 
 5. Pringle, TED K.17.5 
 6. Young, Galatasaray17.0 
 7. Bowen, Cankaya16.0 
 8. Zellous, Besiktas16.0 
 9. Dacic, Besiktas15.5 
 10. Yavuz, Istanb.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Ceyhan Bld
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld16.5 
 2. Leuchanka, Galatasa.15.0 
 3. Dacic, Besiktas14.5 
 4. Pringle, TED K.14.0 
 5. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld12.5 
 6. Jones, Botas11.0 
 7. Alyoshkina, Samsun10.5 
 8. Frazee, Cankaya10.3 
 9. Reves, Botas9.5 
 10. Yilmaz, Fenerbah.9.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6
 1. Vardarli, Fener.6.0 
 2. Zoll, Botas6.0 
 3. Siyahdemir, Tarsus B.5.7 
 4. Daricioglu, Samsun5.5 
 5. Yillar, Kocaeli4.5 
 6. Yalcin, Ceyhan Bld4.0 
 7. Young, Galatasaray4.0 
 8. Swanier, Tarsus B.4.0 
 9. Brooks, Cankaya3.7 
 10. McBride, TED.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nykesha SALES
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sales, Besiktas3.5 
 2. Gokce, Mersin3.5 
 3. Zoll, Botas3.0 
 4. Vardarli, Fener.3.0 
 5. Aydin, Mersin3.0 
 6. Reves, Botas3.0 
 7. Yavuz, Istanbul.2.5 
 8. Alben, Galatasaray2.5 
 9. Hodges, Istanbul.2.5 
 10. Chaney, Sams.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
  TED Kayseri
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.5 
 2. Perostiyska, Sam.2.0 
 3. Black, Tarsus Bld2.0 
 4. Zellous, Besiktas1.5 
 5. Engin, Mersin1.5 
 6. Tabakci, Botas1.0 
 7. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.0 
 8. Kavazoglu, Istanb.1.0 
 9. Gaither, Samsun1.0 
 10. Anaz, TED Kayse.1.0 

Standings - TBBL
TBBL Standings
 1. Galatasaray 2-0 
 2. Fenerbahce 2-0 
 3. Ceyhan Bld 2-0 
 4. Tarsus Bld 2-1 
 5. Samsun 1-1 
 6. Mersin 1-1 
 7. TED Kayseri 1-1 
 8. Besiktas 1-1 
 9. Botas 1-1 
 10. Istanbul Univ. 0-2 
 11. Kocaeli 0-2 
 12. Cankaya 0-3