EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/8/2009

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  ABA   


Lake Michigan falls to Chicago in home opener - by Gianni Pascucci
The Lake Michigan Admirals ABA franchise started their inaugural season Saturday night playing against the fifth-ranked Chicago Steam. A crowd of approximately 900 people at Lake Michigan Catholic High School was on their feet all game long ! Admirals fans had a lot to cheer for. The first quarter of the game ended with the Admirals ahead 31-28. The momentum continued into the second quarter with the home team up 58 - 51. Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) was the leading scorer for the Admirals with 31 points with 25 of those points before the half. After halftime, Chicago came out fighting and outscored the Admirals 32-25 in the third quarter to tie the game up 83-83. Owner Chris Glisson said, 'This is what the fans came out to see!' But he spoke too soon because Chicago wasn't out of STEAM as they dominated the fourth quarter and outscored the Admirals 46 - 25. The final score was 129-108 dfor Chicago. The Chicago Steam's leading scorer was Chicago State's very own Roy Perrin with 32 points. Currently the The Steam is 6-1 for the season, while the Admirals start at 0-1.

Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Crusaders 0-0 
 2. College Park 0-0 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 3-0 
 2. Sacramento H. 1-1 
 3. Clayton 1-1 
 4. Seaside SK 0-0 
 5. Chico Rage 0-1 
 6. Central Valley 0-1 
 7. Modesto E. 0-1 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 6-1 
 2. Columbus Crush 1-0 
 3. Kansas City S. 1-0 
 4. Cleveland R. 0-0 
 5. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 6. Youngstown S. 0-0 
 7. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
 8. Lake Michigan 0-1 
 9. G.Rapids F. 0-1 
 10. Akron Rise 0-2 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 2-0 
 2. NY Thunder 2-1 
 3. NY Red Riders 1-1 
 4. Tri-City Suns 0-1 
 5. Maryland M. 0-2 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Washington-F. 0-0 
 2. Seattle M. 0-0 
 3. Spokane Sunz 0-0 
 4. Everett 0-0 
 5. Seattle ZG 0-0 
 6. Vancouver E. 0-0 
SoCal Div.
 1. Las Vegas A. 1-0 
 2. LA Slam 1-0 
 3. San Diego S. 0-0 
 4. California BB 0-0 
 5. Honolulu 0-0 
 6. Riverside R. 0-1 
 7. Compton C. 0-1 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 2-2 
 2. Kentucky B. 1-3 
 3. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. St.Louis S. 0-0 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 2-1 
 2. Mississippi B. 0-0 
 3. Ga PROWL 0-0 
 4. Columbus Life 0-0 
 5. Carolina Kings 0-0 
 6. Charlotte 0-0 
 7. Florida Th. 0-0 
 8. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 9. Bahama PS 0-0 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 4-0 
 2. N.Texas F. 2-0 
 3. W.Texas W. 2-1 
 4. Dallas G. 0-0 
 5. Houston T. 0-1 
 6. Texas Fuel 0-3 


NYC Thunder topple Maryland Marvels 95-83 - by Gianni Pascucci
The NYC thunder drove through snow, ice and rain to take on the Maryland Marvels at their home arena on Saturday December 5. It was an exiting game with the Marvels going in to have time with the league. When point guard Malik McCullough (5'11''-G-84, college: Benedict) with 2 seconds left on the clock shot the ball from the Marvels end of the court and it went in 4 pointer, it gave the Thunder a three point lead at half time. In the second half the Coach Michael Logan in an unprecedented move sat the starters and let the beach play well into the third quarter. Coach Michael Logan express to his starter the importance of rebounding and defense. When the starters returned to the game the tri of Kyle Cuffe (6'9''-F-82, college: St.John's), Sharif Fordham (6'4''-G/F-77, college: St.John's) and Christopher Grant (6'4''-G-82, agency: GOTathletes, college: Morgan St.) took over the game and the Thunder never looked back. The NYC Thunder is currently 2-1 second in the northeast division to the New Jersey Express, to whom they lost in their season opener, in a game that went into overtime. The Thunder has a chance to redeem themselves as they set to play the NJ Express on Sunday December 13, in New Jersey


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andrija ZIZIC
  Cedevita
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Zizic, Cedevita18.8 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb17.2 
 3. Tomas, Cibona16.5 
 4. Videnov, Crvena Z.15.5 
 5. Videnov, Crvena Z.15.5 
 6. Mason, Siroki E.15.2 
 7. Delic, Helios14.7 
 8. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.4 
 9. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.14.3 
 10. Becirovic, U.Olimpi.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleks MARIC
  Partizan
  (211-C-84)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Maric, Partizan8.7 
 2. Tomic, KK Zagreb8.2 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.7.9 
 4. Ruzic, Zadar7.4 
 5. Marjanovic, Hemof.7.1 
 6. Zizic, Cedevita6.5 
 7. Roberts, Partizan6.0 
 8. Savovic, Buducnost5.9 
 9. Golubovic, U.Olimpija5.9 
 10. Raduljica, F.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Mocnik, Helios6.7 
 2. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.0 
 3. Anderson, Cedevita4.8 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.4.7 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar4.7 
 6. Markovic, Hemofarm4.2 
 7. Becirovic, U.Olimpija4.0 
 8. Gordon, Cibona4.0 
 9. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.3.8 
 10. Jeretin, Buducno.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McCalebb, Partizan3.1 
 2. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.2 
 3. Krstic, KK Zagreb2.0 
 4. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.9 
 5. Stemberger, Siroki E.1.9 
 6. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 7. Jagodnik, Hemofarm1.8 
 8. Stipcevic, Zadar1.6 
 9. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
 10. Urazmanov, Radnic.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir DRAGICEVIC
  Buducnost
  (206-C/F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.7 
 2. Macvan, Hemofarm1.1 
 3. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.1 
 4. Zoric, KK Zagreb1.1 
 5. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.1 
 6. Vranes, Partizan1.0 
 7. Dragicevic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 8. Dragicevic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 9. Kikanovic, Crvena Z.0.7 
 10. Ruzic, Zad.0.7 


Round 11: Valuable wins for Union Olimpija and Hemofarm - by Eurobasket News
U.Olimpija - Cibona 71-63
Union Olimpija closed Round 11 with nice 71-63 victory against No.1 Cibona. Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) led Olimpija in scoring with 12 points, Vladimir Golubovic (212-C-86) followed him with 11 points and 9 rebounds. On the other side, Marko Tomas (201-G-85) delivered 17 pts. Union Olimpija 8-3, Cibona 9-2.

Radnicki K. - Partizan 67-73
Partizan jumped to 6-4 after 67-73 road win against Radnicki Kragujevac. Aleks Maric (211-C-84) shined with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Lester McCalebb (183-G-85, college: New Orleans) also scored 12 and Dusan Kecman (197-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 10 points, plus 10 boards. Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) collected 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Radnicki (4-7).

Cedevita - Siroki Eronet 93-86 OT
Cedevita escaped with 93-86 overtime win against Siroki Eronet, thus both teams have 5-6 now in the regional championship. Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) was on fire in Cedevita with 24 points. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: FCM) nailed 20. In Siroki, Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83, agency: Interperformances) had 22 points and 6 boards.

Bosna S. - FMP 68-66
Bosna ASA BHT finally celebrated in Adriatic league, what is still not enough for them to move up from the bottom (2-9). Goran Bajic (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket) paced his team to victory with 13 points. Seid Hajric (203-F-83) had 11 points and 12 boards, while Donald Copeland (177-G-84, college: Seton Hall) also had 11 pts. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88) answered with 21 points for FMP (3-7).

Buducnost - Zadar 97-81
5-6 for Buducnost and 6-4 for Zadar after this game. Nemanja Gordic (194-G-88) stepped up in victory with 18 points. Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) (7 rebs) and Sead Sehovic (201-C/F-89) scored 16 pts each, while Goran Jeretin (192-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points and 5 assists. Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) posted 18 pts in defeat.

Crvena Zvez. - Hemofarm 86-88
Hemofarm celebrated valuable road win in Serbian derby against Crvena Zvezda. Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) led his team to victory draining 27 points in 25 minutes. Stefan Markovic (194-G-88) had 18 and Milan Macvan (205-F-89) added 15 pts (7 rebs). Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) and Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky) collected 18 points and 5 rebounds each for the hosts. Hemofarm 6-4, Crvena Zvezda 5-6.

KK Zagreb - Helios 84-69
Eighth victory for Zagreb, who got 19 points and 6 rebounds from Ante Tomic (217-C-87). Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) also was good netting 16 pts. In Helios (3-8), Dejan Delic (199-G-83) delivered 14 pts.


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  ALBANIA   


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. SK Tirana 9-0 
 2. Skenderbeu 4-4 
 3. Valbona 4-4 
 4. Vllaznia Shk. 4-5 
 5. Studenti 3-6 
 6. Teuta Durres 2-7 


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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
Group A
 1. ASPTT 8-1 
 2. Staoueli 7-2 
 3. WA Boufarik 7-2 
 4. NAH Dey 3-6 
 5. Ain Benyane 3-6 
 6. Aml Skikda 2-7 
 7. COBB 2-8 
Group B
 1. GS Petroliers 11-0 
 2. CRB Dar El-B. 7-3 
 3. CSMC 7-4 
 4. Blida 5-6 
 5. OM Batna 4-6 
 6. CR Bir Khadem 4-7 
 7. IRB Hadjout 4-7 
 8. CRB Temouch. 0-9 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Obras 16-1 
 2. La Union 16-5 
 3. Penarol 15-0 
 4. Gimnasia CR 15-5 
 5. Boca Jrs 15-5 
 6. Atenas 15-5 
 7. Lanus 15-5 
 8. Libertad 15-6 
 9. Regatas C. 14-0 
 10. Quimsa 14-5 
 11. Estudiantes 14-5 
 12. C.Entrerriano 14-6 
 13. Sionista 14-6 
 14. Union S. 13-0 
 15. Quilmes MP 13-6 
 16. Cicl.Olimpico 12-0 


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Jackson, La Union20.9 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.20.7 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista18.3 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.7 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.3 
 6. Mikulas, Boca Jrs16.0 
 7. Robinson, Sionista15.8 
 8. Gonzalez, Quimsa15.8 
 9. Smith, Estudiantes15.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Penar.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.13.9 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.7 
 3. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.5 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.9 
 5. McFarlan, Union S.7.9 
 6. Leiva, Penarol7.6 
 7. Mikulas, Boca Jrs7.4 
 8. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 9. Osborne, La Union7.1 
 10. Taylor, Lan.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Cequeira, Sionista5.0 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.3 
 3. Labaque, Obras4.1 
 4. Martinez, Sionista3.7 
 5. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.5 
 6. Franco, Estudiantes3.2 
 7. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.1 
 8. Figueroa, Atenas3.0 
 9. Salles, La Union2.8 
 10. Rodriguez, Penar.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Fernando FUNES
  C.Entrerriano
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Funes, C.Entrer.1.8 
 2. Lopez, Quilmes MP1.7 
 3. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 4. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.7 
 5. Figueroa, Atenas1.6 
 6. Smith, Estudiantes1.5 
 7. Glover, Olimpico.1.5 
 8. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.5 
 9. Lane, C.Entrerriano1.5 
 10. Leiva, Penar.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.1.8 
 2. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 3. Leiva, Penarol1.1 
 4. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 5. Williams, Union S.1.1 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 7. Zanotti, Regatas C.1.0 
 8. Alloatti, Obras0.9 
 9. Young, Olimpico LB0.9 
 10. McFarlan, Union.0.9 


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Miller, Bragado22.4 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional20.7 
 3. Tomatis, Alma Juniors18.6 
 4. Melo, Independ.N.17.6 
 5. Ceruti, San M.16.8 
 6. Wilkerson, Ciclista16.5 
 7. Truscott, San M.15.9 
 8. Pardal, Bragado15.7 
 9. Barlasina, San M.15.4 
 10. Fabio, Obera15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  San Mart.C.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Truscott, San M.10.6 
 2. Williams, Independ.T.9.2 
 3. Ford, Belgrano SN9.2 
 4. Benjamin, San M.8.2 
 5. Fabio, Obera TC7.7 
 6. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.6 
 7. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 8. Espinoza, Argentino7.1 
 9. Dentis, El Nacional6.9 
 10. Pardal, Braga.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Olmedo, Bragado5.1 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.1 
 3. Palacios, Firmat S.3.1 
 4. Jaworski, Belgrano.3.0 
 5. Gandoy, Belgrano SN2.9 
 6. Spalla, Club 92.7 
 7. Lauro, Independ.N.2.6 
 8. Perez, El Nacional2.4 
 9. Bernhardt, San M.2.3 
 10. Eiguren, Firmat2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Leonardo LA BELLA
  Obera TC
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. La Bella, Obera TC2.9 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional2.6 
 3. Forastieri, Club 92.2 
 4. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.1 
 5. Fernandez, Alma J.2.1 
 6. Barlasina, San M.1.9 
 7. Pollio, Bragado1.9 
 8. Castelli, Independ.T.1.8 
 9. Schoppler, A.Italiana1.8 
 10. Williams, Independ.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremy CLAYTON
  Firmat SF
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Williams, Independ.T.1.6 
 3. Ford, Belgrano SN1.1 
 4. Espinoza, Argentino1.1 
 5. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 6. Truscott, San M.0.8 
 7. Segura, Club 90.8 
 8. Nwankwo, El Nacional0.8 
 9. Giorgi, Obera TC0.8 
 10. Cavagna, Alma.0.8 


Quimsa edge Minas at the start of Liga Americas - by Eurobasket News
Quimsa - Minas 82:75
Quimsa got the winning start of their Liga Americas campaign. They defeated Minas in Group A clash in Cordoba, Argentina. Quimsa started the strongly and maintained an overwhelming pressure throughout the first three quarters to build the decisive lead. Jonathan Treise (182-G-85) scored 14 points to lead the Argentinean team.
Minas opened the game with an 8:3 run but Quimsa answered with dignity. They accounted for 11 unanswered points to clear off in the opening frame. Quimsa piled up a 22:15 at the first break. Quimsa played aggressive defence and limited Minas to only 10 points in the second term taking a comfortable 41:25 at halftime. The game belonged to Quimsa in the third quarter as well. The Argentinean side monitored their lead and boosted it to as many as 27 points heading into the fourth frame 64:37. Minas were not done however as they went on a massive rescue mission in the fourth stanza. Led by Murilo da Rosa (210-C/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) Minas exploded with 38 points in the final ten minutes almost denying the deficit. But Quimsa stopped the bleeding late in regulation escaping with a narrow success at the end.
Bruno Ingratta (201-F/C-85) scored 11 points for Quimsa. Four other players scored 10 points each for the winners. Murilo da Rosa answered with game-high 21 points for Minas. William Drudi (206-C/F-81) finished with 15 points and 6 boards in defeat.

Quimsa: Jonathan Treise 14, Bruno Ingratta 11, Jose Muruaga (198-G-84) 10
Minas: Murilo da Rosa 21, William Drudi 15



Atenas hold off Soles in Liga Americas - by Eurobasket News
Atenas - Soles 89:74

Atenas posted the first win in Group A of the Liga Americas. They defeated Soles de Mexicali at home court to climb on top of the standings. Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) scored 21 points and grabbed 6 boards to lead the charge.
Juan Locatelli ensured a quick start for the hosts. Atenas took the lead and built a 22:17 advantage into the second quarter. Atenas continued to adjust well in the court as they exploded with 28 points in the second frame boosting the margin at 15 points at halftime. Things hardly changed after the main break. Atenas kept their opponents at bay as the gap grew at 18 points with one quarter remaining. Soles de Mexicali finally got things rolling in the fourth term but it was too late to try and save the game. Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) and Andre Laws (186-G-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: San Diego) scored 16 points each for Atenas. Juan Pablo Cantero had 15 points in the victory. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) responded with 24 points for Soles. Christian Lopez (183-G/F) netted 14 points in defeat.
Atenas will next take on Quimsa, while Soles will face Minas.

Atenas: Diego Lo Grippo 21, Djibril Kante 16, Andre Laws 16
Soles: Anthony Pedroza 24, Christian Lopez 14



Central Entrerriano Gualeguaychu sign Andrew Washington - by Eurobasket
Central Entrerriano Gualeguaychu signed 25-year old American guard Andrew Washington (191-G-84, college: Delaware, agency: Liman Sports). Washington played most recently at Al Karameh (Syria). While playing at Atletico Cordon (Uruguay-LUB) in 2008-09 and averaged 27.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.1apg, in Jan.09 moved to Gaz Metan Medias (Romania-Div.A, starting five) for Karameh his stats were: 14 games: 20.0ppg (2nd best in the league), 3.9rpg, 2.1apg and 2.4spg, and he was awarded Latinbasket.com Uruguay LUB All-Imports 2nd Team -09
in his game, Andrew played 30 minutes and scored 13 pionts and 2 rebounds. and he also was in the All-Eurobasket Summer League in New York Team in 2008
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL: Round 11 review - by Eurobasket News
Perth - Crocodiles 94-89
Luke Schenscher (216-C-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech) stepped up for the Wildcats in this game with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Damian Martin (188-G-84, college: Loyola Marymount) had 16 and Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) helped with 14 pts. Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St.) responded with 25 pts in loss. Wildcats 8-5, Crocs 8-8.

36ers - Tigers 84-87 OT
The Tigers made it in overtime against Adelaide 36ers for 4-8 score in NBL. Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) top-scored with 19 and Julius Hodge (201-G-83, college: N.Carolina St.) added 18 pts. Adelaide (7-6) got 22 points, 12 boards and 5 assist from John Gilchrist (187-G-84, college: Maryland).

Crocodiles - Taipans 73-64
Corey Williams led the Crocs to 8th victory this season scoring 22 points. Russell Hinder (208-F/C-79, college: Augusta St.) followed him with 12. In defeat, Julien Mills posted 22 pts.

Breakers - Hawks 91-93
Valuable win for the Hawks, who got 29 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists from Tywain McKee (188-G-86, agency: Liman Sports, college: Coppin St.). Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin) and CJ Bruton (188-G-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Indian Hills CC) collected 23 and 22 pts respectively in defeat. Hawks 8-5, Breakers 7-7.

Blaze - Taipans 69-68
8-6 for the Blaze and 6-11 for the Taipans after this game. Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85, college: California) led the winners with 16 points. Ian Crosswhite (212-C-82, college: Oregon) answered with 15 points and 5 boards in defeat.


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Penney, Breakers22.2 
 2. McKee, Hawks19.5 
 3. Ballinger, 36ers18.6 
 4. Gilchrist, 36ers18.5 
 5. Williams, Crocodiles18.3 
 6. Worthington, Tig.17.4 
 7. Redhage, Perth16.9 
 8. Bruton, Breakers16.7 
 9. Ubaka, Blaze16.7 
 10. Maxey, Bla.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Holmes, 36ers8.2 
 2. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 3. Schenscher, Perth7.5 
 4. Worthington, Tig.7.4 
 5. Roberts, Crocodiles7.3 
 6. Rickert, Breakers7.0 
 7. Gilchrist, 36ers6.8 
 8. Redhage, Perth6.8 
 9. Davidson, Hawks6.8 
 10. Maxey, Bla.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Hawks
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. McKee, Hawks4.5 
 2. Gilchrist, 36ers4.3 
 3. Ubaka, Blaze4.3 
 4. Bruton, Breakers4.1 
 5. Gibson, Blaze3.8 
 6. Crosswell, Tigers3.6 
 7. Boucher, Breakers3.4 
 8. Saville, Hawks3.3 
 9. Groves, 36ers3.1 
 10. Penney, Breake.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Saville, Hawks1.5 
 2. McKee, Hawks1.5 
 3. Jones, Taipans1.5 
 4. Robbins, Perth1.3 
 5. Martin, Perth1.3 
 6. Boucher, Breakers1.3 
 7. Bruton, Breakers1.2 
 8. Lisch, Perth1.1 
 9. Worthington, Tig.1.1 
 10. Williams, Crocodil.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Penney, Breakers1.0 
 2. Worthington, Tig.0.9 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles0.8 
 4. Maxey, Blaze0.8 
 5. Melzer, Taipans0.7 
 6. Rickert, Breakers0.7 
 7. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 8. McKee, Hawks0.6 
 9. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 10. Redhage, Per.0.5 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
East
 1. Basket 2000 6-1 
 2. Mistelbach 5-2 
 3. Danube City 5-2 
 4. Amstetten F. 4-3 
 5. Baden BJ 3-3 
 6. Mattersb.R. 2-4 
 7. Vienna 87 1-6 
 8. Modling 0-5 
South
 1. Klagenfurt 4-0 
 2. Gratkorn 2-2 
 3. Villach 1-1 
 4. ATSE Graz 1-3 
 5. UBSC Graz 2 0-2 
West
 1. Schwaz 6-0 
 2. Dornbirn 6-1 
 3. SVO/BRG 3-4 
 4. Salzburg 2-4 
 5. UBBC Enns 2-5 
 6. Feldkirch 0-5 


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  BAHRAIN   


Standings
Premier League Standings
 1. Al Hala 7-1 
 2. Muharraq 6-1 
 3. Al Ahli 6-2 
 4. Al Manama 5-2 
 5. Issa Town 3-4 
 6. Sitra 3-4 
 7. Nuwaidrat 2-4 
 8. Al Ittihad 2-5 
 9. Al Najma 1-5 
 10. Bahrain Club 0-7 


Muharraq suffer first basketball defeat - by Yousef Ahmed


AL HALA notched a 96-93 victory over former champions Muharraq, handing them their first-ever defeat and took over the lead in the Bahrain Basketball League.

In one of the most exciting encounters, which took place at Zain Basketball Arena, both teams battled well and the game was decided in the last seconds of the final quarter when their US import O'Neal Mims (208-F-83, agency: Low Country Sports Management, college: Angelo St.) scored two vital points.

But it was Muharraq who led the match from the start with their former NBA star Lamond Murray and Ahmed Hassan making the bulk of scoring.

The Saleh Al Haddad-coached Al Hala put up a spirited show in the last two minutes when they showed solid defence and made quick counter attacks by Hussain brothers Ahmed and Hamad for a sensational victory.

Both Al Hala and Muharraq share an similar 7-1 records but with the former having a better points difference.

In another match, Isa Town rallied from a six-point deficit in the last 16 seconds and picked up an impressive 74-73 victory over Al Ittihad for their fourth win in eight matches.

Isa Town, under their coach Jaffer Ahmed, moved up to fifth in the table with 12 points which is their best-ever placing this season. Al Ittihad, who suffered their sixth win, stayed second from bottom with 10 points.

Clashes

Meanwhile, two matches are scheduled for tonight, starting at 6pm when Sitra take on Al Najma, then Bahrain face off with Nuwaidrat at 7.45pm, both to be held at the same venue.

Action will then continue on Friday with one of the season's most awaiting matches between Muharraq and reigning champions Al Ahli which kicks off at 7.30pm.

A total of 10 clubs are lined up this season for the kingdom's most -prestigious competition.

The first round features double round robin matches with the top four teams reaching the Golden Square final round.

In the Golden Square stage, to be played in a best-of-three knock-out format, top seed club in the first round take on the fourth while the second meet the third to set up the final showdown.
source GDN By RAMI Hulayyel, Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009



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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 12-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 9-3 
 3. Grodno-93 8-2 
 4. Lokomotiv 7-5 
 5. Sozh Gomel 7-5 
 6. BNTU 3-9 
 7. Vitalyur 1-11 
 8. Temp-OSHVSM 1-13 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 11-1 
 2. Bree 8-4 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 8-4 
 4. Pitzemburg 7-5 
 5. Excelsior 6-5 
 6. Waregem 6-5 
 7. Hasselt 6-6 
 8. Essor Charleroi 6-6 
 9. Carnieres 5-6 
 10. De Westhoek 5-7 
 11. Kangar.-Boom 5-7 
 12. Nivelles 3-8 
 13. Zolder 3-8 
 14. Jupille 2-9 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Aalstar
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Greene, Aalstar17.9 
 2. McNeal, M.Hainaut17.7 
 3. Johnson, Charleroi17.7 
 4. Black, Antwerp17.4 
 5. Tabu, Charleroi15.8 
 6. Melson, Gent14.8 
 7. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.14.6 
 8. Beghin, Antwerp14.2 
 9. Thomas, Liege14.1 
 10. Banks, Lie.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Thomas, Liege9.0 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut7.9 
 3. Young, Leuven7.2 
 4. Randle, Gent7.2 
 5. Brown, Antwerp6.8 
 6. Barber, Aalstar6.8 
 7. Riddick, Charleroi6.4 
 8. Pelle, Oostende6.3 
 9. Devine, Verviers.6.0 
 10. Broyles, Charler.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Domien LOUBRY
  Gent
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Loubry, Gent5.5 
 2. Burrell, Verviers.5.2 
 3. McNeal, M.Hainaut5.0 
 4. Johnson, Charleroi5.0 
 5. Green, Liege4.8 
 6. Bosco, Gent4.0 
 7. Tabu, Charleroi3.8 
 8. Hamilton, Charleroi3.3 
 9. Black, Antwerp3.1 
 10. Wilson, Aalst.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HOPKINS
  Antwerp
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp2.9 
 2. Thomas, Liege2.4 
 3. Broyles, Charleroi2.0 
 4. McNeal, M.Hainaut2.0 
 5. Randle, Gent2.0 
 6. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.2.0 
 7. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 8. DeZeeuw, Verviers.1.9 
 9. Green, Liege1.9 
 10. Petrovic, Oosten.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Riddick, Charleroi2.2 
 2. Young, Leuven1.0 
 3. Pelle, Oostende1.0 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.0.7 
 5. Brown, Antwerp0.7 
 6. McNeal, M.Hainaut0.7 
 7. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.6 
 8. Spain, Leuven0.6 
 9. Costner, M.Hainaut0.6 
 10. Barber, Aalst.0.6 


D1, Round 11: Charleroi jumps on top with 7-2 - by Eurobasket News
Oostende - M.Hainaut 72-53
Base Oostende celebrated 72-53 victory against Dexia Mons-Hainaut improving to 5-5. Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Stephane Pelle (204-C/F-80, college: Colorado) had 15 pts. Jerel McNeal (191-G-87, college: Marquette) collected 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in defeat.

Antwerp - Liege 82-66
Antwerp had Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego) in a game mood with 18 points. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) scored 16 and Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Barton (NC)) helped with 13 points, 6 boards and 7 assists in this victory. Adrian Banks (191-G-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) netted 18 pts in defeat. Antwerp 6-4, Liege 7-3.

Aalstar - Leuven 72-70
3-7 for Aalstar and 4-6 for Leuven after this game. Jamar Wilson (185-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Albany) and Damon Huffman (185-G-85) led the scorers in victory with 17 points each. Kyle Spain (196-F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: San Diego St.) responded with 16 points in loss.

Charleroi - Gent 74-51
Charleroi jumped on top of D1 with 7-2. Wes Wilkinson (207-F-84, college: Nebraska) and Nick Jacobson (195-G-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Utah) scored 13 points each in this victory. Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) had 12 pts and 7 rebs. Gent got 12 points and 6 boards from Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) and Dimitri Jorssen (212-C-79, college: Utah St.) (each).


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 8-1 
 2. Zrinjski MC 6-3 
 3. Hercegovac 6-3 
 4. Celik 5-4 
 5. Sloboda Dita 5-4 
 6. Capljina 5-4 
 7. Borac Nektar 4-5 
 8. Slavija 4-6 
 9. Mladost MG 3-6 
 10. Sutjeska 3-6 
 11. SL IAT Leotar 3-6 
 12. Grude 3-7 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Bosna S.
 2. Siroki Eronet


KK Bosna grabbed victory over FMP - by Miljan Veskovic
Goran Sehovac makes victorious debut in Adriatic League. In this hard game for both teams who are trying to escape from the bottom of the league table KK Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo led by the new head coach prevailed over FMP Zeleznik Beograd by 68:66. Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo's players responded with pride in these tough moments for their club which is facing many problems. From the beginning this was very close game, till the end of the first half which ended 37:38 no team had bigger lead than five points. Mladen Jeremic (196-SG-88) was the key player for the visiting side with 15 points and for the home team Goran Bajic (207-C-83) had 9 points at the half time. In the third quarter things looked better for FMP Zeleznik Beograd, at the early stage of this quarter they went up by 8 with three consecutive three point shoots (41:49), but Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo didn't let go and responded with 9-0 series and took over lead by one 50:49. The teams entered last quarter with the result 50:50 on the scoreboard. It was the most exciting quarter of the season for KK Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo, teams were changing in lead till the last minute. In the last minute Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo was better from the free throw line and Felix Kojadinovic (197-G-79) sealed the victory with 2/2 from the line for the final score 68:66.

Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo: Goran Bajic (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket) 13, Hajric Seid 11+7boards, Kojadinovic Felix 10+10assists, Copeland Donald 11+3 assists
FMP Zeleznik Beograd: Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88) 21, Protic Nemanja 15, Raduljica Miroslav 10



D1: Round 9 review - by Eurobasket News
Round 9 of Bosnian D1 did not bring any surprise as the favorites came up victorious for the most part. Igokea remained its winning form after beating Capljina 91-81. Slavia hosted Mladost and had no troubles on their way to 82-71 win. Leotar also recorded a win, beating Grude 81-67. Hercegovac is another team who won at home, after overcoming Celik 80-74. Zrinjski was too strong for Borac Nektar celebrating 74-54.
Sloboda Tuzla has also continued a run of good form as the hosted Sutjeska. They won this match 87-67 controlling it from the very beginning. After the first quarter, it was already known that hosts came out with the purpose. They went up 21-13 and have continued to dictate the flow in the second quarter. By the halftime, Sloboda managed to maintain its lead and already was on safe distance. Third period brought close game as teams exchanged baskets. In the final 10 minutes, Sloboda went on another run which visiting players could not overcome. In the end, hosts celebrated 20-point margin win. Filip Adamovic (184-G-88) led the way for Sloboda with 20 points, while Miralem Halilovic (206-F-91) followed closely with 18. Sutjeska got 19 point effort by Bojan Sekicki (188-G-87), while Mrcan Mrkovic (206-C-83) chipped in 11.


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  BRAZIL   


Quimsa edge Minas at the start of Liga Americas - by Eurobasket News
Quimsa - Minas 82:75
Quimsa got the winning start of their Liga Americas campaign. They defeated Minas in Group A clash in Cordoba, Argentina. Quimsa started the strongly and maintained an overwhelming pressure throughout the first three quarters to build the decisive lead. Jonathan Treise (182-G-85) scored 14 points to lead the Argentinean team.
Minas opened the game with an 8:3 run but Quimsa answered with dignity. They accounted for 11 unanswered points to clear off in the opening frame. Quimsa piled up a 22:15 at the first break. Quimsa played aggressive defence and limited Minas to only 10 points in the second term taking a comfortable 41:25 at halftime. The game belonged to Quimsa in the third quarter as well. The Argentinean side monitored their lead and boosted it to as many as 27 points heading into the fourth frame 64:37. Minas were not done however as they went on a massive rescue mission in the fourth stanza. Led by Murilo da Rosa (210-C/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) Minas exploded with 38 points in the final ten minutes almost denying the deficit. But Quimsa stopped the bleeding late in regulation escaping with a narrow success at the end.
Bruno Ingratta (201-F/C-85) scored 11 points for Quimsa. Four other players scored 10 points each for the winners. Murilo da Rosa answered with game-high 21 points for Minas. William Drudi (206-C/F-81) finished with 15 points and 6 boards in defeat.

Quimsa: Jonathan Treise 14, Bruno Ingratta 11, Jose Muruaga (198-G-84) 10
Minas: Murilo da Rosa 21, William Drudi 15



Joinville celebrate fifth win in NBB season - by Eurobasket News
Joinville grabbed the fifth win in the season and climbed at the second spot in the standings. They held off Palmeiras at home court 67:61. Palmeiras looked solid in the first half as they piled up a 33:26 lead into the main break. Joinville tried hard to deny the deficit in the third term but Palmeiras were still up by 5 points heading into the fourth frame. However Joinville recovered late in the game firing 25 points in the fourth quarter and sealing the victory. Jefferson Sobral (203-F-80) scored 18 points to pace Joinville. Andre Luiz Manteiguinha (192-G-81) added 17 points in the winning case. Deivisson Costa (211-C-80) responded with game-high 25 points for Palmeiras. Arnaldinho Filho contributed 12 points in the loss.
Vivo/Franca produced the fifth victory as they nipped Londrina 94:90 away from home. Londrina exploded with 28 points in the starting stanza to earn a 2-point lead. The seesaw action continued in the next two quarters. The lead changed hands for several times before Vivo/Franca notched 30 points in the fourth quarter and eked out a tough victory at the end. Tony Stockman (186-G-81, college: Ohio St.) dropped 27 points to lead the charge. Rogerio Klafke added 17 points for the visitors. Guilherme Alves (191-G/F-83) netted 21 points for Londrina as they slipped at 2-4 record.
Flamengo held off Pinheiros 82:77 at home court. Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) was back to his usual form as he fired 23 points. Duda Machado added 19 points for the reigning champions. Pinheiros shocked Flamengo fans as they built a 6-point advantage at the interval. But Flamengo struck back after the big break and drove to a hard-fought win at the end. Fernando Coloneze had 10 points in the win. Diego Pinheiro (195-F/G-80) replied with 22 points for Pinheiros. Shamell Stallworth nailed 20 points in the loss.



Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Universo/BRB 6-0 
 2. Ciser/Joinville 5-1 
 3. Vivo/Franca 5-2 
 4. Flamengo 4-2 
 5. Pitagoras/Minas 3-2 
 6. S.Jose/Vinac 3-3 
 7. CETAF 3-4 
 8. Pinheiros/Sky 3-4 
 9. Paulistano 3-4 
 10. Palmeiras/Lupo 2-4 
 11. Amigao/Assis 2-4 
 12. Londrina 2-4 
 13. Saldanha 2-5 
 14. GRSA/Bauru 1-5 


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Harper, Levski24.6 
 2. Cole, Levski21.3 
 3. Brown, Chernomo.19.8 
 4. Bozov, Balkan19.7 
 5. Durchev, Chernomo.19.3 
 6. Dimitrov, Spart.18.0 
 7. Gruev, Rilski Sport17.4 
 8. Kyosev, Cherno M.17.3 
 9. Webb, Cherno More16.5 
 10. Angelov, Yamb.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Brown, Chernomo.10.1 
 2. Radev, Balkan9.4 
 3. Peterson, Rilski S.8.9 
 4. Brown, Lukoil A.8.8 
 5. Kennerly, Spart.8.3 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.3 
 7. Morton, Chernomo.7.1 
 8. Cole, Levski7.1 
 9. Angelov, Yambol6.9 
 10. Dimitrov, Spa.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Lukoil A.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.6.3 
 2. Webb, Cherno More5.0 
 3. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.6 
 4. Velikov, Levski3.9 
 5. Aleksiev, Chernomo.3.9 
 6. Dimitrov, Spart.3.7 
 7. Frasor, Levski3.7 
 8. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.4 
 9. Dyakovski, Spart.3.0 
 10. Ugrinoski, Rilski.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Radionov, Yambol3.0 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.2.3 
 3. Bozov, Balkan2.3 
 4. Frasor, Levski2.0 
 5. Slaveykov, Levski2.0 
 6. Dimitrov, Spart.2.0 
 7. Wells, Lukoil A.2.0 
 8. Harper, Levski2.0 
 9. Lilov, Balkan1.9 
 10. Kyosev, Cherno.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Brown, Chernomo.1.8 
 2. Earl, Yambol1.3 
 3. Brown, Lukoil A.1.3 
 4. Gocevski, Yambol1.0 
 5. Doychinov, Cherno M.1.0 
 6. Veselovs, Cherno M.0.9 
 7. Cole, Levski0.9 
 8. Peterson, Rilski S.0.9 
 9. Radev, Balkan0.9 
 10. Wells, Lukoil.0.6 


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Vidabasket 6-0 
 2. Overgas 5-1 
 3. Beroe SZ 5-1 
 4. Dunav 2007 3-3 
 5. Sliven 2-4 
 6. NSA 2-4 
 7. Chavdar 1-5 
 8. Sportist Svoge 0-6 


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  CHINA   


China finish preliminary round with rout of Taiwan - by Eurobasket News
China - Taiwan 76:48

Chinese team recorded the third consecutive win at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong. They held off Taiwan to win the preliminary Group A. China entered the semifinal stage where they are going to challenge South Korea tomorrow. Taiwan also advanced into the semis despite the loss. They will face Japan tomorrow.
Taiwan entered the game bravely and quickly grabbed the lead. They fired 18 points in the first ten minutes to accumulate an 18:17 advantage. But China gradually build on defensive barricades limiting Taiwan. China held their opponents to 13 points in the second period to take a 34:31 lead at halftime. The third quarter put an exclamation mark on the efforts as China won the frame 23:7 rolling to a 19-point lead before the fourth stanza. Qingeng Zhang led China as they eased to the win in the final minutes.
Zhang Qingpeng (190-G-81) finished with 22 points to lead the charge. Dong Hanlin (206-F-91) added 12 points, while Li Xiaoxu (207-C-90) had 11 points and 9 boards for the winners. Yang Chin-Min (188-G-84) responded with 12 points for Taiwan. Chang Chih Feng (183-G-81) had 7 points in defeat.

China: Zhang Qingpeng 22, Dong Hanlin 12, Li Xiaoxu 11
Taiwan: Yang Chin-Min 12, Chang Chih Feng 7



China Defeats Taipei to Reach East Asian Games Semi-finals - by Arthur Volbert
China trailed 2005 champion Chinese Taipei 18-17 after one quarter and only led 34-31 at the half at the East Asian games today. Then China outscored Taipei 23-7 in the third quarter and rolled to a 76-48 victory.

Zhang Qingpeng (190-G-81) led the way with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. He is the most internationally-experienced player on the team and the most effective. But, being born in 1981 rather than 1985, the point guard is only one year younger than Liu Wei's listed age, and Hu Xuefeng's current listed age.

Dong Hanlin, who is listed as born in 1991, had 12 points and 3 rebounds. Li Xiaoxu had 11 points and 9 rebounds but only hit 3 of 10 shots. Su Wei had 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Yang Chin-Min led Taipei with 12 points.

China finishes at the top of its group with a 3-0 record and will face South Korea in a semi-final tomorrow. Japan will face Taipei in the other semi-final.

Link to box score:
http://results.2009eastasiangames.hk/zh-tw/Comp.mvc/Info/ResultList/BKM400A06


Macau nip Mongolia for first win in Hong Kong - by Eurobasket News
Macau - Mongolia 92:89

Macau celebrated the first win at the 2009 East Asian Games. They overcame Mongolia in the third round in Group A. Chi Seng Fong knocked down 26 points and collected 8 rebounds to pace Macau to the initial success at the tournament. Mongolia suffered the third straight defeat and remained at the bottom of the ladder.
The start of the game belonged to Mongol team. They exploded with 31 points in the first quarter to spur in front. Mongolia enjoyed a 6-point lead at the first intermission. But Macau quickly came back to life and reacted with a 23:17 second period to deny the distance. The teams entered the second half all tied at 48. Mongolia once again surged ahead in the third stanza. Battur Ganbold delivered regularly for Mongolia as they eked out a 3-point lead into the fourth quarter. Mongolia were up by three points with 59 seconds to go in regulation. But Chi Seng Leong fired from downtown to put Macau on level terms. Chi Wa Chio followed with three freebies in the dying seconds as Macau sealed the winning outcome at the end.
Chin Pang Lei finished with 18 points for Macau. Tong-Fai Cheong netted 12 points for the winners. Battur Ganbold answered with 25 points for Mongolia. Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg (196-F-88) had 21 points and 7 boards in defeat.

Macau: Chi Seng Fong 26, Chin Pang Lei 18, Tong Fai Cheong 12
Mongolia: Battur Ganbold 25, Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg 21



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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.4 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.3 
 3. Mrva, Borik18.0 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost16.5 
 5. Batina, KK Split16.4 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik15.8 
 7. Rezic, Kastela15.1 
 8. Meznaric, Darda15.1 
 9. Filipovic, Sibenik14.8 
 10. Spahija, Svjetlo.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.5 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost9.5 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir9.0 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.9 
 5. Ridl, Darda7.4 
 6. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 7. Cular, Zabok6.7 
 8. Krapic, Zabok6.6 
 9. Sakic, Dubrava6.5 
 10. Macura, KK Spl.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Sibenik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik5.8 
 2. Sumic, KK Split5.5 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.6 
 4. Blajic, Trogir4.0 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost3.9 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.5 
 7. Vragovic, Dubrava3.3 
 8. Radic, Dubrovnik3.1 
 9. Norac, Svjetlost3.0 
 10. Scepanovic, Dub.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.4 
 2. Sumic, KK Split3.0 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.6 
 4. Blajic, Trogir2.3 
 5. Scepanovic, Dubro.2.1 
 6. Tomeljak, Zabok2.1 
 7. Kaliterna, Kastela2.0 
 8. Cosic, Svjetlost2.0 
 9. Vukicevic, Svjetlost1.9 
 10. Norac, Svjetlo.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Macura, KK Split1.9 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir1.5 
 3. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda1.0 
 5. Blesic, Kastela0.8 
 6. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 7. Radic, Kastela0.8 
 8. Spahija, Svjetlost0.7 
 9. Krolo, Darda0.6 
 10. Ridl, Dar.0.6 


A1: Darda jumps to 7-1 - by Eurobasket News
Kastela - Trogir 79-80
Trogir jumped to 5-3 after thriller road win against Kastela. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) top-scored in victory with 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds beside that. Anto Bilic (192-G-70) added 17 pts. Stipe Rezic (201-G/F-89) answered with 22 points for the hosts (2-6).

Borik - Dubrovnik 91-69
Borik (5-3) blasted Dubrovnik getting 27 points and 6 rebounds from Mate Mrva (195-F-83). Ive Ivanov (201-C-85) also had very important role with 20 pts and 6 boards. Aleksandar Scepanovic (198-G-82) and Antonio Ostric (200-G/F-89) delivered 19 pts for Dubrovnik (2-6).

Zabok - Svjetlost 91-70
Zabok outplayed Svjetlost and both teams have 4-4 score now. Ivan Cular (205-F/C-81) and Veljko Budimir (200-G/F-85, agency: Court Side) combined 43 points and 27 rebounds for the hosts. Jurica Spahija (203-F/C-83) shined with 14 points and the same number of boards in defeat.

Dubrava - Darda 62-64
Darda stays No.1 in the league with 7-1 score. This time Danijel Katavic (201-G/F-83) led Darda with 20 points. Dejan Meznaric (205-F/C-87) had 17. In Dubrava (5-3), Karlo Vragovic (192-G-89) netted 15 pts.

KK Split - Sibenik 88-69
KK Split was too strong for Sibenka having couple of players in a game mood. Mario Delas (207-C/F-90) was the leading one with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Miro Bilan (212-F-89) replied with 16 points and 9 boards in defeat. Split 4-4, Sibenka 2-6.


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Lewis Sims leads Apoel to another victory - ROUND 7- RESULTS AND TOP SCORER! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
ROUND 7 Highlights..

1) The highlight of round 7 was Achilleas's victory against Keravnos. It should be noted that this is the 3rd year in the row that Achilleas beats Keravnos in its own court.

2) The second highlight was Apoel's huge victory against Enad (by 42, with Lewis Sims having 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals and Heath adding another 20)

3) To the highlights, this week we also add Etha's victory against Apollon. We have noted a few times that Etha is among the good surprises of this years league.

ROUND 7 - TOP SCORER

Garcia - Keravnos = 22 points

ROUND 7 - TOP ASSIST MAN
Davis - Ael= 8 assists

ROUND 7 - TOP REBOUNDER

Wesbi Alex - Etha=12 rebounds

ROUND 7 - RESULTS

Etha (71) - Apollon (54)
Enad (58) - Apoel (100)
Achilleas (80) - Keravnos (72)
Ael (93) - Omonoia (60)
DAY-OFF: Aek



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Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. McKay, USK P.23.6 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.5 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.17.4 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin17.2 
 5. Stec, BK B&W O.15.7 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov15.3 
 7. Jones, BC Kolin15.3 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.3 
 9. Soska, BK B&W O.14.8 
 10. Stuchly, NH Ostra.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.3 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.8 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.5 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.7.6 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava6.9 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov6.8 
 7. Platt, BC Kolin6.8 
 8. McKay, USK P.6.6 
 9. Steffel, Novy Jicin6.4 
 10. Houska, BK Dec.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.3 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha4.4 
 3. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.3 
 4. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.2 
 5. McKay, USK P.4.1 
 6. Mitchell, NH Os.4.0 
 7. Jones, BC Kolin3.9 
 8. Hatcher, BK Decin3.8 
 9. Wright, BK Pardu.3.5 
 10. Sirina, BK B&W.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.3.0 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.2.4 
 3. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.3 
 4. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.3 
 5. Wright, BK Pardu.2.2 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.0 
 7. Kotas, USK Praha2.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 9. Hanavan, CEZ N.1.9 
 10. Smula, Vysehr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.9 
 2. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.6 
 3. Payne, NH Ostrava1.5 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.5 
 5. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.4 
 6. Walker, Novy Jicin1.3 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.1.3 
 8. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.3 
 9. Houska, BK Decin1.0 
 10. Varnelis, Novy Jic.0.8 


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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Bakken
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Johnson, Bakken24.6 
 2. Smith, Svendborg23.5 
 3. Kearse, SISU22.9 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.2 
 5. Johansen, Naestved20.8 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg19.8 
 7. Dennis, Naestved18.7 
 8. Miskovic, Randers18.6 
 9. Proctor, Bakken18.3 
 10. Vance, Aalbo.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.12.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj11.0 
 3. Miskovic, Randers10.0 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.2 
 5. Vance, Aalborg8.9 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg8.5 
 7. Cavanuagh, Aalborg8.1 
 8. Kearse, SISU7.4 
 9. Kalvelis, SISU7.1 
 10. Hoger, Svendbo.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Smedley, Randers6.6 
 2. Jakobsen, Bakken5.3 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm5.1 
 4. Bradley, Amager BK5.0 
 5. Rinkevicius, SISU4.7 
 6. Darboe, Horsholm4.5 
 7. Dennis, Naestved4.2 
 8. Smith, Svendborg4.1 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg4.1 
 10. Christensen, Amager.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.5 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.1 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 6. Houguet, Aalborg1.7 
 7. Madsen, Aabyhoj1.7 
 8. Morris, Aabyhoj1.6 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg1.6 
 10. Dennis, Naestv.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj3.1 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.8 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.9 
 4. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.5 
 5. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.3 
 6. Willis, Randers1.1 
 7. Miskovic, Randers1.0 
 8. Kalvelis, SISU0.9 
 9. Baskauskas, Amager B.0.9 
 10. Marinkovic, Horsho.0.9 


Basketligaen: Rabbits keep the top after 16 rounds - by Eurobasket News
Bakken - Amager BK 101-70
The Bears had an easy job against Amager BK staying on the second place in Danish top division (12-3). Torre Johnson (198-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) the leading player in victory with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85) answered with 22 points and 6 boards in Amager (4-11).

Bakken - Aalborg 94-76
December 3 - Torre Johnson was on fire in victory scoring 32 points. He also pulled down 10 rebounds beside that and was totally the best player in the Bakken Bears. Christian Cavanuagh (207-F/C-86, college: Oregon Tech) responded with 30 points and 15 rebounds in defeat.

Amager BK - Naestved 94-88
December 1 - Brian Baskauskas (199-G/F-87, college: Amherst) was a key player for Amager with 27 points and 7 rebounds. Nerijus Brasas scored 19 pts (7 rebs) and Nicolas Christensen (190-G-90) helped with 18. In Naestved, Martin Hoirup collected 13 pts and 5 rebounds.

Naestved - Horsens IC 84-76
December 3 - Peter Johansen (205-F/C-80, agency: Arik Krayn Services) led the winning squad with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Danilo Fatic (197-F-77) and Martin Hoirup (192-F-82) netted 12 pts each. Allan Fall (182-G-81) and Christian Lindberg (12 rebs) posted 22 and 20 points respectively in loss.

Randers - Svendborg 57-88
No.1 Rabbits celebrated 13th victory of the season. They got 26 points and 6 rebounds from Johnell Smith (186-G-80, college: New Orleans). Niccolai Iversen (205-F-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: San Jose City JC) had 19 points, 12 rebs and 6 assists. Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84, agency: Los Angeles Sports Group, college: Alaska-Fairb.) scored 21 points for Randers (2-12).

Horsholm - SISU 76-70
11-4 for No.3 Horsholm and 9-6 for SISU after this game. Jens Hakanowitz (204-F/C-80) led the winners with 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Adama Darboe (190-G-86, agency: Rasmussen Services) added 17 pts. Mychal Kearse collected 17 pts and 7 rebs in loss.


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Spurs assign Malik Hairston to Austin Toros of D-League - by Eurobasket News
The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have assigned guard Malik Hairston (6'6''-G-87, college: Oregon) to the Austin Toros, the NBA Development League team owned and operated by the Spurs.

Hairston has appeared in eight games with San Antonio this season where he averaged 0.8 points in 4.1 minutes.

Last season Hairston split the year between San Antonio and Austin. In 15 games with the Spurs he averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. In Austin, he earned All-D-League Honorable Mention after averaging 22.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 30 games.

Hairston was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 48th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and was acquired by San Antonio in exchange for the draft rights to Goran Dragic. He spent the 2008 training camp with San Antonio where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in six preseason games before being waived on 10/26.


Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Sunday: Energy too strong for the Mad Ants - by Eurobasket News
Ft.Wayne MA - Iowa E. 84-99
The Iowa Energy are 4-0 for the second consecutive season, and reinforcements are on the way. The Energy blitzed the lethargic Fort Wayne Mad Ants 99-84 Sunday behind Patrick Carroll's (6'5''-G/F-82, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: St.Joseph's) 21 points before an announced crowd of 2,655 at Wells Fargo Arena. By the time they play again here Friday, they'll be joined by forwards Taylor Griffin (6'7''-F-86, college: Oklahoma) and Cartier Martin (6'7''-G/F-84, college: Kansas St.). Griffin was assigned to Iowa by the Phoenix Suns. The rookie out of Oklahoma is the older brother of NBA No. 1 draft pick Blake Griffin. Martin averaged 20.6 points in 21 games for the Energy last season and was playing this season in Italy. He opted to return to the NBA Development League, and Iowa retains his rights. Center Russell Hicks (7'0''-C-85, college: Florida Intern.) was dropped from the roster to make room for Martin Griffin, as an assigned player, can be added to the Energy without a corresponding roster move). 'I think the good thing about this team is any night any guy can get hot,' said Carroll, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from St. Joseph's who had 12 of his points in the first quarter. 'My teammates were finding me tonight. They set good screens and I found a rhythm early on.' Carroll's hot hand helped the Energy build a 28-18 lead and they were never threatened by Fort Wayne (1-3). Carroll is a left-handed shooter who spent three seasons playing in Italy, France and Spain before becoming a D-League rookie. He is hoping to show that he's more than just a long-range gunner. 'I'm trying to evolve,' he said after hitting 9-of-16 shots, including three 3-pointers. 'I've always been a catch-and-shoot guy, but I'm trying to put it on the floor, pump fake when I need to. Because guys are always closing out on my shots.'



Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 4-0 
 2. Erie Bay H. 2-1 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 2-1 
 4. Dakota W. 1-3 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 0-3 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 3-1 
 2. Maine R.Claws 3-1 
 3. Austin T. 3-3 
 4. Albuquerque 2-2 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 2-4 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 5-1 
 2. Idaho S. 3-1 
 3. Reno Bighorns 1-2 
 4. Los Angeles D. 1-2 
 5. Bakersfield J. 0-3 
 6. Springfield A. 0-4 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sundiata GAINES
  Idaho S.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 27
 1. Gaines, Idaho S.27.0 
 2. Williams, Sioux F.26.3 
 3. Hairston, Austin T.25.0 
 4. Harris, Rio Grande25.0 
 5. Tolliver, Idaho S.23.8 
 6. McLeod, Albuquer.22.8 
 7. Powell, Albuquerque22.0 
 8. Taylor, Erie Bay H.21.3 
 9. Farmer, Reno B.20.7 
 10. Newson, Bakers.20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Erie Bay H.
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Bryant, Erie Bay H.14.5 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande14.0 
 3. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA12.5 
 4. Jones, Austin T.11.8 
 5. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.5 
 6. Mullens, Tulsa 66ers10.3 
 7. Barron, Iowa E.9.5 
 8. Withers, Dakota W.9.4 
 9. Benson, Reno B.9.3 
 10. Stiemsma, Sioux.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.3 
 2. Gaines, Idaho S.8.3 
 3. Farmer, Reno B.7.3 
 4. Smith, Idaho S.7.0 
 5. Robinson, Reno B.6.7 
 6. Jefferson, Utah F.6.3 
 7. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.0 
 8. McLeod, Albuquer.6.0 
 9. Anderson, Rio G.5.8 
 10. Jackson, Erie.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Greene, Utah F.3.5 
 2. Charlo, Reno B.3.0 
 3. Benson, Reno B.3.0 
 4. Baker, Dakota W.2.8 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.7 
 6. Manuel, Erie B.2.5 
 7. Tyndale, Iowa E.2.5 
 8. McLeod, Albuquer.2.3 
 9. Gansey, Idaho S.2.3 
 10. Farmer, Reno.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Reno Bighorns
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Trybanski, Reno B.5.5 
 2. Stiemsma, Sioux F.5.3 
 3. Benson, Reno B.3.3 
 4. Hansen, Albuquerque3.0 
 5. Ajinca, Maine RC3.0 
 6. Dorsey, Rio Grande2.8 
 7. Bryant, Erie Bay H.2.3 
 8. McKenzie, Idaho S.2.3 
 9. Looby, Rio Grande2.3 
 10. Kurz, Ft.Wayne2.0 


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Bulldogs sign a Lithuanian giant - by Gianni Pascucci
The Elmira Bulldogs announced to have brought in a 6-foot-9-inch, 245 pound big man who is a native of Lithuania. His name is Mindaugas Boruta (6'8''-F-79, college: Valdosta St.) (6'8''-F/C-79, college: Valdosta St.) and and he came to the United States of America to play on a athletic scholarship at NCAA D-2 Valdosta State University. After his NCAA playing career ended, he returned to his native country, where he played pro basketball during the 2008-2009 season for Alytus/Alramsta. 'One of our player's heard he was living in the area (about an hour and a half from Elmira) and told me about him', stated bulldogs head coach and general manager, James R. Schutz . 'We brought him into practice December 5, 2009 and the rest is history, this guy is a as strong as an OX and a rebounding machine. His English is still not the best but I think that will make him a media darling here in Elmira'. Fan's can get their first look at the 'Lithuanian Giant' this Saturday December 12, 2009 at the Bulldogs season opener vs. the Hudson Valley Hype. The game will take place at South Side High School in Elmira, NY with a 7:05 pm tip-off.

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Siauliai land Frank Tolbert - by Eurobasket News
Siauliai signed a deal with Frank Tolbert (193-G-86, college: Auburn). The 23-year-old guard is expected to deepen the teams backcourt. Frank Tolbert spent the previous season in Netherlands. He averaged 12.9 points, 2.8 boards and 1.8 assists per game for the Matrixx Magix. The Auburn graduate tallied 13.4 points, 5.2 boards and 2.2 assists per appearance in his senior college season.


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Real increases the distance as #1 ranking team in Europe - by Eurobasket
There are no big changes at the top of European clubs ranking this week. Regal FC Barcelona managed to pass Montepaschi and Olympiakos taking 4th spot. But Olympiakos did not impress as much as last weeks despite getting another two victories.
Top ranked team on the continent MMC Real Madrid (#1, 16-1) does not slow down at all. They just beat Valencia (#15, 10-3) 77-66, another top-spot candidate in Spanish league. It caused Valencia to drop from Top 10 they had last week.
Russian top team CSKA Moscow (#2, 13-3) lost the distance to Real Madrid on Sunday. Last week the added another victory to their record defending in Euroleague Greek team Marousi (#27, 5-7) 78-65. But yesterday they surprisingly lost to Zalgiris Kaunas (#9, 21-6) 63-67 in newly created VTB League. The league is not that important in overall classification, but it allowed Maccabi Tel-Aviv (#3, 12-1) to get closer to Russian champion. Maccabi had very successful week. First they crushed much weaker than last seasons Slovenian Union Olimpija (#58, 8-8) 82-65 in Euroleague and then they gave no chance to Hapoel Holon 88-63 in Israeli league.
Regal FC Barcelona (#4, 16-1) recorded the highest jump in top 10 moving up to 4th spot. They had no problems against Turkish Fener Ulker (#29, 9-5) 89-55 in Euroleague and beat much weaker Granada 72-62 in Spanish ACB.
Greek best team Olympiakos Pireus (#5, 10-2) managed to get another two victories. But after crucial victory of Greek league against Panathinaikos (#7, 10-2), the expectations were much higher. First they struggled in the game against much lower ranked French Orleans (#77, 5-11) 88-84 in Euroleague. Then they had solid, but not too impressive victory over Greek league weakest team Ilysiakos 79-67.
Italian leader Montepaschi Siena (#6, 14-1) added two easy victories. First against Croatian Cibona (#49, 10-6) 90-64 in Euroleague and then against Cimbeiro VA 87-74 in domestc league. If they stay in such good shape, they can easily take over Olympiakos making it back to top 5.



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Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Swanston, Lapua24.5 
 2. Coleman, LoKoKo23.0 
 3. Haynes, Lapua22.7 
 4. Ramey, LoKoKo22.7 
 5. Leggett, Huima21.0 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo19.8 
 7. Jallow, JKS19.5 
 8. Stamper, JKS19.3 
 9. Favors, JKS18.8 
 10. Hale, Tar.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Nash, Lapua15.5 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET13.2 
 3. Leggett, Huima11.6 
 4. Pichon, LoKoKo11.4 
 5. Jallow, JKS11.0 
 6. Coleman, LoKoKo10.7 
 7. Douglas, Ura Basket10.6 
 8. Stamper, JKS10.4 
 9. King, Jyvaskyla10.3 
 10. Thomas, LoKo.10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Zach RAMEY
  LoKoKo
  (191-F/G-81)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo5.7 
 2. Favors, JKS5.2 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.1 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo3.6 
 5. Ahila, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia2.9 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 8. Little, Wartti2.7 
 9. Bakradze, Lapua2.6 
 10. Hale, Tar.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nash, Lapua3.5 
 2. Pekkola, Namika II3.0 
 3. Rokala, Ura Basket2.9 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo2.6 
 5. Stamper, JKS2.5 
 6. Favors, JKS2.5 
 7. Hanninen, Wartti2.3 
 8. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 9. Thomas, LoKoKo2.0 
 10. Huff, LoKo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Justice GRAHAM
  Tarmo
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 2. Hassinen, Wartti0.8 
 3. Streng, Namika II0.8 
 4. Hale, Tarmo0.8 
 5. Juvonen, JKS0.8 
 6. Coleman, LoKoKo0.7 
 7. Johansson, Namika I.0.7 
 8. Paivinen, Wartti0.7 
 9. McMillion, Lapua0.7 
 10. Leggett, Hui.0.6 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Anthony JOHNSON
  Daegu Orions
  (197-G/F-79)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Johnson, LrNM.23.7 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.5 
 3. Washington, KTP22.8 
 4. Trotter, ToPo22.5 
 5. Turner, LrNM.21.8 
 6. Lowe, Pyrinto20.0 
 7. Belser, Honka19.2 
 8. Hamm, Salon Vilpas18.9 
 9. Moye, Kouvot18.9 
 10. Champion, FoKo.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  KTP
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. McDade, KTP11.7 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo11.4 
 3. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.7 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.6 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto9.6 
 6. Rouse, Namika L.9.5 
 7. Smith, Karhu9.4 
 8. Pearson, ToPo8.9 
 9. Chones, Kataja8.8 
 10. Kotti, Hon.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Gibson, LrNM.4.4 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.8 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 4. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.6 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.5 
 6. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.3 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.2 
 8. Ivey, Kataja3.2 
 9. Horton, Karhu3.0 
 10. Jarvinen, Lr.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.6 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.1 
 3. Trotter, ToPo2.8 
 4. Davis, Kataja2.3 
 5. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 6. Bradford, Kataja2.0 
 7. Washington, KTP1.8 
 8. Cummings, Honka1.8 
 9. Stewart, FoKoPo1.8 
 10. Williams, Pyrin.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti1.1 
 2. Pearson, ToPo1.0 
 3. Washington, KTP0.8 
 4. Niskanen, Karhu0.7 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.0.7 
 6. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 7. Jones, Karhu0.7 
 8. Neltner, Kouvot0.7 
 9. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 10. Huuskonen, Kar.0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.23.2 
 2. Vassallo, Paris-.19.8 
 3. Spencer, Le Mans18.9 
 4. Banks, Orleans18.5 
 5. Marshall, Dijon17.0 
 6. Tillman, Chalon16.9 
 7. Woodside, Gravelines16.6 
 8. Schilb, Chalon16.2 
 9. Greer, Nancy16.0 
 10. Wright, Poitie.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.5 
 2. Issa, Vichy10.4 
 3. Falker, Cholet10.1 
 4. Nsonwu, Roanne9.0 
 5. Greer, Nancy8.8 
 6. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.9 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon7.8 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy7.8 
 9. Krupalija, Dijon7.2 
 10. Akpomedah, Gra.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Reid, Vichy7.7 
 2. Greer, Nancy6.2 
 3. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.9 
 4. Neitzel, Chalon5.7 
 5. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.2 
 6. Gomez, Poitiers4.9 
 7. Sciarra, Orleans4.8 
 8. Horton, Hyeres-T.4.7 
 9. Wright, Le Mans4.5 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nan.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Linehan, Cholet3.0 
 2. Everett, Hyeres-T.3.0 
 3. Miller, Le Havre2.1 
 4. Issa, Vichy2.0 
 5. Greer, Nancy2.0 
 6. Dixon, AS.1.8 
 7. Melody, Vichy1.8 
 8. Moss, Vichy1.7 
 9. Pierce, Hyeres-T.1.7 
 10. Obasohan, Hyeres.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dounia ISSA
  Vichy
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Issa, Vichy3.2 
 2. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.7 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.8 
 4. Badiane, Poitiers1.7 
 5. Prowell, Paris-.1.5 
 6. Slaughter, Nancy1.4 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 8. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 9. Darden, Strasbourg1.3 
 10. Soliman, Rou.1.2 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Siggers, Lille21.0 
 2. Davis, Charleville19.1 
 3. Riley, Nanterre17.6 
 4. Mohammed, Limoges17.0 
 5. McKenzie, St Va.16.8 
 6. Gay, Fos Ouest16.7 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.3 
 8. Young, Quimper15.7 
 9. Huertas, Fos Ouest15.2 
 10. Bucknor, Clermo.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Giles, Nantes10.2 
 2. McClark, Bourg9.2 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne8.2 
 4. McKenzie, St Va.7.9 
 5. Melicie, Brest7.6 
 6. Bing, Clermont7.5 
 7. Janisius, Charleville7.5 
 8. Mathis, Evreux7.3 
 9. Harrison, Charleville7.3 
 10. Joseph, Pau-La.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Da Silva, Evreux7.5 
 2. Ingram, Clermont7.0 
 3. Mullins, Bourg6.4 
 4. McIntosh, St Va.6.4 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.1 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel6.1 
 7. Dunn, Maurienne5.6 
 8. Swift, Brest5.6 
 9. Kerckhof, Antibes5.5 
 10. Cisse, Fos Oue.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.8 
 2. Ingram, Clermont3.0 
 3. Mullins, Bourg2.9 
 4. Driss, Bordeaux2.7 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.7 
 6. Periac, Bordeaux2.3 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.2.3 
 8. Da Silva, Evreux2.2 
 9. Harris, Antibes2.2 
 10. Badiane, Maurien.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.2 
 2. Ford, Limoges2.2 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne1.8 
 4. Owona, Bordeaux1.7 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.5 
 7. McClark, Bourg0.9 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. N''Diaye, Le Portel0.8 
 10. Essengue, Bre.0.8 


Cholet Basket sign Jamaal Tatum - by Eurobasket
Cholet Basket added to their roster 25-year old American guard Jamaal Tatum (188-G-84, college: S.Illinois). Tatum played most recently at Idaho Stampede (D-League) in the U.S. While playing 50 games for Idaho S. his stats were: 11.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg.
Jamaal most successful years in his university career was his senior year where he played 35 games and averaged 15.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.5%, 3Pts: 40.8%, FT: 77.9% and was awarded:
MVC Regular Season Champion - for the second time (05, 07), MVC All-Tournament Team - for the second time (06, 07), NABC All-NCAA District 11 1st Team, Academic University Division All-America 2nd Team, MVC Tournament Finalist , All-MVC 1st Team, All-MVC Scholar-Athlete 1st Team, All-MVC Player of the Year, All-MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, NCAA Sweet 16 and All-Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Team
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Osiguranje 12-0 
 2. Feni Indistrija 10-2 
 3. Rabotnicki 6-5 
 4. Pelister 6-6 
 5. Torus 5-6 
 6. Ovce Pole 5-7 
 7. Vardar 2000 4-7 
 8. Plejmejker K. 4-9 
 9. MZT Skopje 3-9 
 10. AMMAK SP 1-5 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Nebojsa RISTIC
  Ovce Pole
  (194-G/F-77)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Ristic, Ovce Pole19.3 
 2. Cekovski, Rabotnicki19.3 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus18.7 
 4. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje18.5 
 5. Stojanovski, V.Osig.17.7 
 6. Dimcevski, Vardar 16.1 
 7. Hadzibulic, Rabot.15.7 
 8. Life, Feni Indistrija15.2 
 9. Tmusic, AMMAK S.15.0 
 10. Nisavik, MZT.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ninoslav TMUSIC
  AMMAK SP
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 10
 1. Tmusic, AMMAK S.10.0 
 2. Cekovski, Rabotnicki9.5 
 3. Gjorevski, MZT S.8.5 
 4. Ristic, Ovce Pole8.0 
 5. Opacik, Torus7.8 
 6. Held, Pelister7.6 
 7. Televski, Pelister7.2 
 8. Nuri, AMMAK S.6.8 
 9. Filipovic, Rabotnicki6.8 
 10. Simic, V.Osiguruvan.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Milan MILJKOVIC
  Pelister
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Miljkovic, Pelister7.3 
 2. Samardziev, Feni I.5.6 
 3. Petrovic, Pelister5.4 
 4. Stojanovski, Feni I.4.3 
 5. Kocov, Vardar 20004.2 
 6. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.1 
 7. Tasevski, Torus3.9 
 8. Popovic, Feni I.3.8 
 9. Karadzovski, Torus3.7 
 10. Trajkovski, Plej.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Milan MILJKOVIC
  Pelister
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Miljkovic, Pelister3.3 
 2. Radulovic, AMMAK S.3.0 
 3. Tasevski, Torus2.1 
 4. Dimitrovski, Rabot.2.0 
 5. Grncarov, V.Osig.1.8 
 6. Mladenovic, Ovce Pole1.7 
 7. Knezevic, Feni I.1.7 
 8. Sovkovski, MZT S.1.6 
 9. Karakolev, Torus1.6 
 10. Samardziev, Feni.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni SIMIC
  V.Osiguruvanje
  (210-C-76)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Simic, V.Osiguruvanje2.9 
 2. Krstevski, Vardar 1.6 
 3. Televski, Pelister1.4 
 4. Nisavik, MZT S.1.4 
 5. Kralevski, Plejme.1.4 
 6. Ilic, Vardar 20001.0 
 7. Kurciev, Ovce Pole1.0 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.8 
 9. Filipovic, Rabotnicki0.8 
 10. Trajkovski, Feni.0.6 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tyler KEPKAY
  ETB Wohnbau
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Kepkay, ETB W.24.2 
 2. Hodges, Heidelberg23.6 
 3. Holloway, Hannover21.1 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe20.1 
 5. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.19.2 
 6. Jeka, Cuxhaven18.5 
 7. Komarek, Heide.18.0 
 8. Burleson, Heidelberg17.8 
 9. Howell, ETB W.17.6 
 10. Reibel, Crailshe.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Hird, Langen11.1 
 2. Baker, Osnabrueck10.0 
 3. Smallwood, Braves9.6 
 4. Van, ETB Wohnbau9.5 
 5. Maras, B.Muenchen9.1 
 6. Rastatter, Chemn.8.8 
 7. Bynum, Crailsheim8.3 
 8. Williams, Cuxhaven8.3 
 9. Robinson, Freiburg8.2 
 10. De Michael, Kirchhe.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.7.0 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.5 
 3. Bynum, Crailsheim5.3 
 4. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck4.9 
 5. Sharda, Freiburg4.7 
 6. Freymond, Kirch.4.6 
 7. Burleson, Heidelberg4.5 
 8. Holloway, Hannover4.3 
 9. McCoy, ETB W.4.3 
 10. Harrelson, Osn.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Hannover
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Holloway, Hannover2.8 
 2. Scott, Kirchheim2.6 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.1 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg2.1 
 5. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.9 
 6. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck1.9 
 7. Roessler, Karlsruhe1.8 
 8. Freymond, Kirch.1.7 
 9. Slack, Hannover1.6 
 10. Hodges, Heidelbe.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Slack, Hannover2.4 
 2. Schoo, Hannover1.7 
 3. Maras, B.Muenchen1.5 
 4. Tarver, Braves1.1 
 5. De Michael, Kirchheim1.1 
 6. Smallwood, Braves1.0 
 7. Roberts, Chemnitz1.0 
 8. Shabazz, Jena1.0 
 9. Hird, Langen0.9 
 10. Seward, Bayreu.0.9 


Steven Wright (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) Postgame Thoughts To 105-97 Win Against The GIessen 46ers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Steven Wright (191-G-83, college: N.Kentucky) is a 26 year old 191cm guard from Dayton, Ohio. He is playing his third season in the BEKO BBL for The Walter Tigers Tuebingen. He is an extremely athletic combo guard with great quickness, an explosive leaper and has great ball handling and passing skills. He hurts you with his penetration or a pull up for the mid ranged jumper, pick and roll, coming off picks for the shot, and when left open he'll hit the three pointer also. At the same time he is an unselfish player who creates scoring opportunities for others and has a very good ability to finish around the basket. He is a great defensive player because of his quickness and athletic abilities and is a great and mature person with a good work ethic. He played at Bowling Green from 2002-2006. He finished his NCAA career at Northern Kentucky in 2006-2007 averaging 16,8 ppg., 5,3 rpg., 3,2 apg., 1,6 spg., FG: 46.1%, 3PT: 34,6%, FT 77,5%. In 2007, he came to Germany an dplayed for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig averaging 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 75.5% in 34 games. Last season, he helped lead The Paderborn Baskets into the BEKO BBL playoffs averaging 7.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 40.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 77.2% in 36 games. He recently joined The Walter Tigers Tuebingen and spoke to eurobasket about the recent 105-97 win against The Giessen 46ers.

After beating Artland and Oldenburg, were you surprised how lax Giessen was on defense?

Danke schon. I dont think we took a step backwards on defense. Giessen is a team the shoots the ball at any given time. It was a fast pace game and we came out with the victory. I dont think Its Giessen defense. They probably just out scored both Artland and Oldenburg. Giessen is a very dangerous team on offense because you never know what they are going to do with the ball.

How big was this win? It seems like since you arrived the team has been winning.


Every game we win is huge for us. We have won and lost since I have arrived. We just have to take one game at a time and try to put a bunch of wins together.

Tuebingen had six players in double figures. Is Tuebingen underrated in terms of scoring ability?


I wouldnt say we are underrated. We have guys that can score the ball. Our coaches gives us confidence and freedom to play and that helps a lot, because you are not on the court thinking you just playing the game

Tuebingen shot better and rebounded better. Was the key keeping the turnovers down which speaks for the patient playmaking of you and Ratkovica?


Yes Bani played real well and he was a huge part of the win. When I was in the game. I played my role and I am just glad we came out with the victory.

What was your impression of David Teague. Have you ever seen such a scoring machine in your career?

Teague is a great player. I think if anyone was giving the green light like him they would score a lot in this league. He have skittles lights, so he can shoot on any color lol.

People seem to forget that he isnt one dimensional being only a scorer. What did you notice about his game that makes him so valuable?

He moves without the ball well. He uses screens to get himself open.

How are you coming along with your role as backup? I guess its not easy getting playing time when Rathkovica is playing so strong?


I am fine with my role even though I have been a starter in the BBL two seasons in a row. I just got here and still learning the offense. But I think with me being here is helping Bani a lot. I hope he keeps playing well. I just want to win. I can careless whatever happens after that.

You guys can have a sweet or sour christmas depending how you do against Oldenburg, Bonn and Artland. This phase will be very important of having a place in the middle or maybe towards the end of the standings.What will be key in this time to be successful?

Yes we have huge games that can help us out in the standings. Its going to be very tough. But I know us as a team and coaches we will be prepared for these up coming games. But I think we just have to play harder then the other teams and keep our turnovers down and we will be fine.

What was your last DVD that you saw?
Half Baked



Brandon Woudstra talks about his retirement - by Manuel Schust
It has been a difficult summer for many free agents and some good players are still looking for the right situation and a new team. A remarkable player who still is without a new team, but not available any longer is three-time BBL All star Brandon Woudstra (191-G-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Northwestern (IA)). The 29-year old american was in the prime of his career but surprisingly to many decided to retire from professional basketball.
Brandon sat down and talked about his sudden retirement, his plans for the future and reviewed his career in Europe.




Usually players don't retire at the age of 29 unless severe injuries force them to. What were the main reasons for you to stop playing basketball?
The main reason was my family. We were expecting our second child and we wanted to be in a place we felt comfortable for the birth and it got to be a lot more work and stress taking a family back and forth. The summer went on and the opportunities I had to play somewhere were not where we thought was best for us at the time, so we decided to stay home for the time being.

The season has started some weeks ago. Do you miss the competition or does it feel right to stay in the states with your family?
I definitely miss the competition, but there are some good things about being home as well. I would say both of those things are true.

Are you still following the BBL? And are you still in touch with some of your ex-team mates?
I check the website a couple of times a week to see how teams and former teammates are doing. Keeps my German up too. I talk to a few guys, but not as many as I would like. I had more free time when I was playing to do those things.

Lets review your professional career: Coming from a division 2 college certainly did not help starting a pro career. How did you end up in Iceland? And what are your thoughts about that time?

I went to a few agent and professional combines after college, because no one really wanted to give me a chance coming from a small school. Finally in September, a team from Iceland called me up and I took the offer. It was a great decision. I enjoyed it, and learned a lot and it helped me get my foot in the door.




It is interesting to see that there are several players who started a successful career in Iceland. E.g. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) has been there too. Would you say it is a nice place to adapt to the european game?

I think so and it forces you to be a key player for your team. With the way the American rules are set up in most countries now you can come into a bigger league and be a role player, which may not prepare you as well. When I first started playing it was always two Americans, and in smaller countries you were expected to contribute heavily. I think this really helps you develop as a player when you have those types of expectations. DAs teams and ours had our battles in Iceland, so it was fun to play with him in Leverkusen. Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana), Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Portland St.), and now Bobby Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) are all guys from the Keflavik/Njardivk teams that have been in the Bundesliga recently. There are also others from the other Icelandic teams as well.

In 2004 you had a sensational year in the Netherlands Eredivisie with Woon!Aris Leeuwarden. The dutch league has a better reputation thanthe one in Iceland. How did you manage to produce MVP stats in a more competitive league?
Many times those are based on opportunities and I really just found a great groove during the season. I felt like I really improved through the Iceland and USBL experiences I had and I was placed a perfect situation in Holland. We were a new team moving up, the club had a lot of excitement and they put together a good team. We got off to a great start and made the playoffs for the only time in club history. Again, it was a situation where I was depended on heavily and grew because of it.

The following year you joined Bayer Giants Leverkusen. In your first year in Germany your team missed the play-offs, but your individual stats looked great for a rookie who has not played on that level before. How different was the style in BBL from the Netherlands and Iceland?

I think the biggest difference was the night in and night out competition. The smaller leagues have some very good teams but not as a whole for the league. You really find out that the any body can beat any body in the Bundesliga and you have to prepare each week. Obviously, the skill, size and athleticism of the Bundesliga were better as a whole.

If one reads the names of Leverkusens 2006/07 roster it looks like you guys should have been a championship calibre. A young John Goldsberry (191-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington) and you in the backcourt, athletic Jared Newson (196-G/F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee-Martin) and scoring machine Derrick Allen on the forward positions, plus Nate Fox and Eric Taylor (201-F-76, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: St.Francis,PA) playing inside. Why couldnt this team make a deep run in the post season?
Its quite a roster and it took us a while to gel, and when we finally did we ended up reaching our potential by the end of the season. We had won 11 of 12 going into the playoffs and we really felt like we had a great chance to go deep. Ludwigsburg had a very good team that year and Jerry Green had a monster series against us. We felt like if we stole one on the road we would have a chance because of how we had played at home during the season, but they actually beat us twice at home which was the difference.

In 2007 you decided to sign with EnBW Ludwigsburg. What were the main reasons for leaving Leverkusen? Playing ULEB Cup with Ludwigsburg certainly must have helped to sign with them, right?

There was not one reason as most things, there were quite a few. It was a two year deal at Ludwigsburg and the opportunity to play ULEB cup. There was a lot of uncertainty swirling around about Bayers plan to leave and I felt like the opportunity in Ludwigsburg was a good chance for me. It was a very hard decision because I really enjoyed playing for Achim Kuczmann and the organization and fans there.

With Ronald Ross (188-G-83, college: Texas Tech), Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech), Vincent Yarbrough (201-F-81, college: Tennessee), Heiko Schaffartzik (182-G-84) and Michel Nascimento (208-C-78) the team looked pretty strong. But surprisingly Ludwigsburg could not make the play-offs with this squad. What went wrong that year?

I would say it was definitely the injuries and transitioning of players. We never really had one team for the year. Vernon Hamilton (183-G-84, college: Clemson), Ed Norvell (188-G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Kent St.), Charles Bennett (206-C-77, college: Midwestern St.), Chad Prewitt (206-F/C-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arizona St.), Nate Harris (201-F-83, college: Utah St.), Lewis Monroe, Anthony Richardson, Vincent Yarbrough, Heiko Schaffartzik, Radi Zradkovic, Stefan Fahrad (194-F-80) and myself were just to name a few of the players on and off the our active rosters. There may have been more. It really hurt to lose Nate Harris to injury early and I felt like my 6 week absence hurt our teams rhythm during the playoff stretch. We were in 7th place when those injuries happened and then we went on a skid. When we got everybody back we made a run to the Cup final, but our season behind us held us from the playoffs.

Last season Rick Stafford took over in Ludwigsburg as a new head coach. Your role changed under Staffords guidance. And I never quite understood why he did not let you take more shots or run more systems for you. Did you feel comfortable during that last year with Ludwigsburg?

Coach Stafford never told me not shoot, but I just never got a rhythm or felt completely comfortable in our style of play and with the way things were. I think we both made real efforts to get the best out of myself during the season, but it did not click consistently. I had some very good games and some that were out of character. It was very frustrating at times.

You told me that retiring was something that was not entirely planned. Was there interest from german teams to sign you for this season?

There was but I felt the opportunities were not the ones I was looking for at the time.

Soon after retiring you decided to run a basketball school. It seems reasonable that a versatile player like you can teach kids to work on their fundamentals. How did that idea come up? And was it something you always had planned after finishing your pro career?
I had always done camps during summers when I was home and in Europe and I had thought it would be something I would do when I wasnt playing. So the idea had always been there.

The first sessions have already been finishied. How much do you like your new role as a teacher/mentor and how did people respond to the whole program?

So far I have enjoyed it and the response has been very good. I am excited about where the program is going and I am proud of what its about and teaches. Its fun to watch players develop, especially for those who really want it.

Some weeks ago you also spoke at Iowa Basketball Coaches Association and were followed by ESPN analysist Jay Bilas. Is professional coaching something you could possibly do as well in the future?

My dad has been a college coach for close to 30 years so I have been around the profession quite a bit. I can see myself doing it at some point, just not sure right now I am feeling the urge.

Do you think you will ever play professional basketball again? Or is your decision for lifetime?

I dont think I can really say right now. If you would have told me 10 years ago I would have played professional basketball in the places I have played, I wouldnt have expected it. So to say what will happen in the future is hard to say, only the Lord knows.

Thanks for the chat, Brandon and all the best for your future.

A detailed report about Brandon Woudstra's retirement with statements from former team mates can be found on German Hoops.



Who Wants To Be A Hero? This Time Its Aubrey Reese Carrying The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Past The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 70-69 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The close endings continue to have no end for the The Deutsche Bank Skyliners as they pulled out another nail bitter beating The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 70-69 in the last 8 seconds in front of 4,750 spectators and leaving coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) two choices by blasting Tina Turners hit We Dont need another hero and giving a long seminar together with ex President Bill Clinton this week on how to win a game comfortably next weekend against MEG Gottingen. 'Well I think next week, it should be Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) who will win the game', joked Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). Frankfurt never led in this game until the game winning shot by Aubre Reese with 3 seconds to play and one is slowly wondering how big the heart of each player is and if it equals the size of actress Angelina Jolie who has adopted three kids from various countries. 'Our heart is really big. We have been talking all season long about playing hard for 40 minutes. No matter how much we are back by, we continue to play and never panic. We never give up and fight to the end. That will continue until the end of the season', stressed Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). After never trailing in the game until the end score is bitter and left the whole team of Bremerhaven a bit dejected and down after the game. 'We didnt match their intensity at the end and the team that plays the hardest at the end is the team that will win. We made too many mistakes in the last minutes and they capitalized on them. They are a great team. I respect them and they fought all night and deserved to win', stressed Bremerhaven American Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Winthrop).

Winnipeg in Canada can be proud for its hard core band Comeback Kid and in the past famous people like ex US president Bill Clinton, NHL Hall Of Famer Mario Lemieux and 4 time Super Bowl champion Joe Montana of The San Francisco 49ers have been known as the come back kids and slowly The Deutsche Bank Skyliners can be referred to as the comeback team. 'If the league dont know yet, then it should know after this game about the comeback ability of Frankfurt', stressed Bremerhaven guard Brandon Brooks (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Alabama St.)s. Players from both teams had problems finding a suitable comparison to a sports team in the past that has shown these comeback qualities, but The New England Patriots winning two Superbowls on the last drive is about as good a comparison that you will find. 'I cant compare our comeback team to any other team. We are a very special team. This is not normal. It has been great winning like this, but we have to get over this and win some games easier', stressed Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). 'Frankfurt had a good fight, but their biggest luck was that we gave it to them in the end. We were up by 15 points. We had to have won this game', commented Bremerhaven German Jan Lipke (193-G-83, agency: Court Side).

Skyliner captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) seemed perplexed about a comparison to an NBA team, but found the correct words describing the strength of his team for 40 minutes. 'The way we win games at the end show that we stick together. You dont see this with other teams. Even when we are back by 15 points, we dont worry and can blend out the score and concentrate. This shows a lot of character. I would compare our team to the 1998-1999 Charlotte Bobcats, no really I have no idea', joked Skyliner captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76). Ex Giessen 46er guard Louis Campbell (190-G-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Buffalo) who had seen Frankfurt teams from 2004-2006 had the absolute biggest compliment for the gang of Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). 'Frankfurt plays like a good Euroleague team. They have one concept and that is too play solid defense and just to pack it in. I have not seen a team like Frankfurt in a long time. I am impressed how much intensity that they have for 40 minutes. We can learn from them', commented Louis Campbell (190-G-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Buffalo).

It may be December 6th, but it doesnt feel anything like winter nor does it seem like Christmas is around the corner, so all this warm air was not an easy adjustment to the Bremerhaven Eisbaeren (Polar Bear) who looked comfortable for 35 minutes, but then suddenly was hit by a hot spell by The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. 'Well they couldnt find any food at the end and starved to death in the last eight seconds', commented Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'The polar bear got caught in the water and couldnt get out', added ex Winthrop American Torrell Martin. 'The polar bear got burned at the end', joked BBL rookie Brandon Brooks (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Alabama St.). 'We heated them up and took them south', joked Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). The game also marked St Nikolaus day, the day where St Nick rewards the good kids with candy and the bad kids with branches in the boots that are left outside the door. 'Well my present from him was Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) hitting a floater against the whole team and winning the game with 3 seconds to play', joked Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). For one player, just starting the day off on the right foot was valuable. 'I didnt find anything in my slipper when I waked up, but I think my good breakfast gave me luck today', explained Duesseldorf hero Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'I didnt have luck not finding a four leaf clover', said Torrell Martin. 'I guess we were naughty, so we were punished with this last second loss', stated Brandon Brooks (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Alabama St.)ss.

The top scorer of the game was American Rodney Buford (196-G-77, agency: 540 Sports, college: Creighton), who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 1999. He played in the NBA from 1999-2005 and reached the NBA final in 2001 with Allen Iverson and The Philadelphia 76ers. It was not difficult to realize quickly that Buford had played in the NBA as he made clutch three pointers and pretty mid distance jumpers in traffic. He had made many shots in the game, but missed the most important one on the last play. 'My last shot was a tough one from about 40 feet. I think if I had been a few feet closer that I may of made it', stressed Rodney Buford (196-G-77, agency: 540 Sports, college: Creighton). Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) played together with Rodney Buford (196-G-77, agency: 540 Sports, college: Creighton) at Azovmash Mariupol in 2007-2008 and knew what the ex NBA player was capable of doing. 'I played with him and know what he can do. He made some big shots, but luckily missed the one that counted most at the end', stressed Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). Skyliner Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) also seemed in awe of the talented guard from Milwaukee. 'He had one of those nights where he was hitting and not missing. He is also one of those players that makes very difficult shots. He made one shot off one leg. His game is different to David Teague in that he has a high shot and shoots over you. He had a lot of self confidence so it became easier for him to make shots as the game wore on', stressed Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). When it came time to talk about his ex teammate Allen Iverson, he smiled and was very humble and reacted very uncharacteristically not taking himself in a one on one duel against the 10 time NBA Allstar, but then again playing against one of the top NBA players for many years doesnt warrant a cake walk. 'I was young in 2001. We played against each other in practice, but didnt really play one on one. I pick my battles and I know that he would have won. He was an Allstar', stressed Rodney Buford (196-G-77, agency: 540 Sports, college: Creighton).

The game featured the fourth against the fifth and promised to be a very exciting game with two very sound offensive teams, but with Frankfurt with the better defense. Bremerhaven knew that they would have to play defense to prevail. 'This is a game where I could of expected a very low scoring defensive effort', stressed Bremerhaven coach Douglas Spradley (agency: Limelight Hoops ) before the game. In the warm ups before the game, Bremerhaven was heating up with spectacular solo dunks and thundering dunks off the ally-op, but later in the game, the combinations via the ally-op didnt work so well, but the start of Bremerhaven did as they jumped out to a 10-2 lead. Frankfurt once again was unable to begin the game well as they allowed easy points inside to 188cm Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) who played like a 204cm power forward and Bryan Lucas (203-F/C-78, college: N.Texas). Torrell Martin made a three pointer for the 10-2 lead. Frankfurt slowly found their rhythm as they cruised out on a 11-4 run to trail only 14-13. Brandon Brooks (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Alabama St.) made a fade away jumper during the Frankfurt run and Robertson remembered the American from the NCAA. 'Brooks is a good player. He knows how to get his team involved and can drive to the basket. He helped his team early getting them easy buckets, but later we were able to contain him', stressed Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) started with a lay in, followed by a Pascal Roller (180-G-76) three pointer, a monster two handed dunk by Robertson who retrieved a nice bounce pass inside from Doliboa and Roller another three pointer which resulted in Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) to clench his fist as his team was back in the game. However in the last few minutes, Frankfurt showed a lack of concentration letting Bremerhaven to go on a 8-1 run to close the first quarter leading 21-15.Buford hit two off balance jumpers and Martin another three pointer.

The story of the first quarter was Torrell Martin who had seven points, three rebounds and three steals. 'I can score and have always been a good three point shooter, but my role is more to come in and give the spark on defense. I come in and defend the opponents best scorer and that is my role. When I play hard defense, then my offense comes automatically', stressed Winthrop graduate Torrell Martin. 'Frankfurt started off slow. They had problems boxing out and controlling the boards. Frankfurt picked up the game as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) came in. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) also was a spark hitting the three pointers', stressed Frankfurt PRO B American Willis Gardner. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 47% from the field and 50% from three point land, while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 33% from the field and 29% from three point land. Bremehaven was controlling the boards 12-10 and had four turnovers while Frankfurt had five.

In the second quarter, The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were able to keep the upper hand, but Frankfurt kept fighting never allowing Bremerhaven to lead by more than nine points. Moyer started off the scoring faking a three pointer and taking a mid distance jumper. Bremerhaven returned with a Campbell three pointer and an Adrian Moss lay in. Frankfurt had problems giving up offensive rebounds in this phase. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) then displayed his hot hand again as he dropped a big three pointer cutting the Bremerhaven lead to 26-20. Then it was Mr Incredible Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) who cruised past two Skyliners for a hard worked two points. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) then made a heads up steal, but then showed his inexperience with a hurried pass that led to a costly turnover as Jan Lipke (193-G-83, agency: Court Side) strutted back on the fast break with sweet left handed dunk as Bremerhaven led 30-21. Instead of building their lead, Bremerhaven allowed Frankfurt to come back going on a 10-0 run to knot the score at 30 all. Moyer made a steal and a quick mini touchdown pass to Reese that drew the foul.

Moyer struck back on the next offensive play with an open three pointer. Allen then made a lay up to get Frankfurt back to 30-27. Frankfurt then caused a turnover and as the ball was about to go out of bounds, Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) swooped in out of nowhere saved the ball and made a catch in the air and released it at the same time finding an open Reese near the basket and drawing the foul. Allen then made one of two free throws to tie the score at 30. Frankfurt was unable to keep up their consistent play as they allowed two last minute three pointers by Torrell Martin as Bremerhaven led 36-30 at halftime. 'The way both teams were playing, you knew that this was a game that would end close. It was a real battle and the two Martin three pointers hurt at the end. Frankfurt continued having problems letting up offensive rebounds', stressed Frankfurt PRO B player Willis Gardner. Bremerhaven was shooting 44% from the field and 56% from outside while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 32% from the field and 36% from outside. Bremerhaven was still dominating the boards 22-18, while they had upped their turnovers to 14 while Frankfurt had 12.

In the third quarter, The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven continued to lead the game, but Frankfurt never gave them the chance to pull away. American Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) started off strong hitting a three pointer from the top of the key and a lay in. Frankfurt trailed only 39-35, but couldnt get into a groove on defense as it was Martin and Buford that were able to put a dent into the Frankfurt comeback. After a Roller runner in the lane to cut the lead down to 46-40, it was Lucas that got down the floor and caught Frankfurt napping as he made an easy transition hoop. After two Campbell free throws and another Buford three pointer, Bremerhaven led 53-40. Frankfurt then cut the lead back down to 10 as Doliboa made a lay up hard off the glass and Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) a lay in as he was attentive getting the offensive rebound off a Reese miss. But it was Buford again that nailed an open three pointer and Campbell making a runner in the lane. Bremerhaven led 60-45, but there were no alarm sirens sounding yet. 'Even when we were down by 15 points, we knew that we would come back. We just waited for the right moment to start our run and we didnt get too excited. The fans helped us a lot in our comeback', stressed Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). Frankfurt started their comeback ending the third quarter with a 4-0 run with two Mckinney free throws and a Reese lay in to trail 60-49 after three quarters. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven shot 46% from the field and 56% from the parking lot while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 43% from the field and 43% from the parking lot. Bremerhaven still had the rebounding edge at 27-23 and Frankfurt retook the turnover lead with 19-17.

A basketball game has 40 minutes and at the moment, it seems like The Deutsche Bank Skyliners can do what they want as they decided to shift up a few gears out scoring the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 21-9 in the last quarter while playing catch up basketball with an extended aggressive defense. Frankfurt turned up the heat in the Ballsporthalle catching the Eisbaeren in a weak moment dreaming of ice bergs as they jumped out on a 6-0 run to cut the Bremerhaven lead 60-55. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) started the scoring bang with fade away jumper directly in front of the hoop which was followed by two Roller catch and pop jumpers. The Eisbaeren still had some energy and pop left finding a big refridgerator in the V.I.P room to get cooled down as they continued to hit big shots started by Torrell Martin for the 63-55 lead. After Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) was stopped under the hoop hard not getting a foul call, Frankfurt came back led by young Einstein Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) hitting an open three pointer and then making a no look pass to Jenkins to get Frankfurt back to 63-60. Frankfurt was on a 11-3 run which had been fuelled by intelligent offensive plays and an aggressive defense that was making life difficult for Bremerhaven forcing them to difficult shots. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) was being forced to take strenuous shots and the Frankfurt help defense was golden. After two Buford free throws, it was Moyer that made another big hoop inside on the second chance to get Frankfurt back to 65-62. Buford followed with another difficult runner as his self confidence seemed not only to be felt, but could have been inscribed on his forehead. After Reese made only one of two free throws, Frankfurt was down 67-63.

At this juncture Bremerhaven was shooting 90% from the free throw line and Frankfurt only 58%. One slowly had to wonder if the Frankfurt luck would fall short with all the missed free throws? After a Buford basket, it was Doliboa with a super clutch three pointer to cut the Bremerhaven lead to 69-66. After Bremerhaven was stopped on offense, it was Reese who kept his cool and drowned two free throws to cut the Bremerhaven lead to 69-68. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) then made a steal and lost the ball out of bounds, but Frankfurt had the ball. With eight seconds to play, It was Aubrey dont shoot the ball to heaven Reese that took over as every one in the arena knew it would be decided by him and he barrelled to the basket and finished with the winning basket. 'On the last play, I had the ball and it was the kind of situation that I love. I saw an opening in the lane and knew that I had little time so I went to the hoop and made a soft shot high off the glass for the win', said a jubilant Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). Does Frankfurt have an advantage now in future games over opponents simply because teams might be thinking too much that Frankfurt always wins at the end? 'We shot well throughout the game and played better defense in the third quarter, but we didnt play well in the last five minutes. I think that there might have been a mental aspect about how the game ended, but then again we should not have let them comeback into this game. We didnt have the idea in our heads that Frankfurt is a comeback team', stressed ex Braunschweig guard Jan Lipke (193-G-83, agency: Court Side).

'We didnt take care of the ball tonight and couldnt match their intensity when it counted most', said Torrell Martin. The catacombs of the Ballsporthalle may be about as far away from the NBA as is cute Knut the polar bear from making a dance on the court, but there was a taste of NBA atmosphere evident after the game as Bremerhaven American Bryan Lucas (203-F/C-78, college: N.Texas) had 27 year old American Jonathan Moore (203-F/G-82, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.C.Central) carry his trolly to the bus. Rookies are known to have a hard life in the NBA carrying the bags of the veterans and doing all kind of odd jobs for the older players. The only thing strange with this scenario was that Moore is with 27 years old no rookie and comparable as if Shaq from the Cavs ordered Mo Williams to carry his baggage. 'Rookies carrying the bags isnt present with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Each guy respects each other and nobody would ever think of doing that', stressed Skyliner German Fabian Franke. 'I dont have to carry any bags from players, but a medical case today', joked Brandon Brown.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Pascal Roller (180-G-76) with 15 points. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) chipped in with 13 points, three rebounds and four assists. Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) had 11 points and three rebounds. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) chipped in with ten points. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were led by Rodney Buford (196-G-77, agency: 540 Sports, college: Creighton) with 24 points. Torrell Martin added 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners shot 47% from the field and 42% from outside, while The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven shot 41% from the field and 48% from outside. Frankfurt did a great job regaining control of the rebounds in the fourth quarter to win the duel 35-32 Both teams had problems with the turnovers as Frankfurt had 21 and Bremerhaven had 20. Even though The Deutsche Bank Skyliners won another game, there is still a lot of improvement that the team can work on. 'We had way too many turnovers, gave up open three pointers, easy baskets and didnt always rebound well. We stepped up the defense in the second quarter and fought which was good', stressed Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). It is not often that a team like The Deutsche Bank Skyliners can play six of seven games tight and win a majority of them, but slowly one needs to think that this isnt only a special team, but a club that could go far. 'It is still a bit early to talk about this being a special team. There are so many teams bunched up. We have to make a step forward now and start to win games more easily. We have to make strides now and talk title later during the playoffs', warned Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). MEG Gottingen hosts The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on December 12 at 19:30 with a possible new hero ready for Frankfurt to take control.



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Greece A1 - 6th day MVP: Dimitris Diamantidis - by Serafim Karaiskakis
Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) voted MVP of the 6th day in the Greek A1 league. Panathinaikos won 83-78 Paok and Dimitris Diamantidis was the first scorer in the game with 22 points (11/13 1p, 1/1 2p, 3/6 3p) in 34 minutes. The second in votes, Jamie Arnold had 19 points and 7 rebounds against Panellinios.

Top 5 in votes:

Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos) 56
Jamie Arnold (Peristeri) 38
Clifford Hammonds (Peristeri) 32
Giannis Kalambokis (Panionios) 23
Lamont Mack (AEK) 16



Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jamie ARNOLD
  DASH Peristeri
  (203-F-75)
  Avg: 22
 1. Arnold, DASH P.22.0 
 2. Harris, VAP K.19.0 
 3. Abrams, Trikalla18.3 
 4. Gregory, PAOK17.7 
 5. Kleiza, Olympiakos17.0 
 6. Monroe, PAOK16.5 
 7. Green, AEK16.0 
 8. Childress, Olympiakos15.6 
 9. Massie, Olimpia L.14.5 
 10. Hammonds, DASH.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.2 
 2. Bryant, Panionios9.7 
 3. Francis, AEK8.8 
 4. Arnold, DASH P.7.8 
 5. Alexander, Kavala.7.0 
 6. Homan, Marousi BC6.8 
 7. Childress, Olympiakos6.4 
 8. Carter, Ilysiakos6.3 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.3 
 10. Rogers, Panioni.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  Olympiakos
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.2 
 2. Green, AEK4.0 
 3. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.0 
 4. Keys, Marousi BC3.8 
 5. Karidas, Ilysiakos3.8 
 6. Diamantidis, Panath.3.7 
 7. Spanoulis, Panath.3.3 
 8. Hammonds, DASH P.3.2 
 9. Butler, Olimpia L.3.2 
 10. Lukas, Marousi3.2 
Steals Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Kavala/Panor.
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 3
 1. Collins, Kavala/P.3.0 
 2. Nikolaidis, AEK2.8 
 3. Bryant, Panionios2.7 
 4. Hammonds, DASH P.2.0 
 5. Kaimakoglou, Marou.1.8 
 6. Elder, Panionios1.8 
 7. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 8. Harris, VAP K.1.7 
 9. Petway, Ilysiakos1.7 
 10. Katsares, Trikal.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 3. Francis, AEK1.5 
 4. Batiste, Panathin.1.3 
 5. Homan, Marousi BC1.3 
 6. Arnold, DASH P.1.2 
 7. Dozier, VAP K.1.2 
 8. Fotsis, Panathinaikos1.2 
 9. Bourousis, Olympiakos1.0 
 10. Kendall, Mar.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Gian GKAGKALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (--)
  Avg: 34
 1. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.34.0 
 2. Kakiouzis, Pagrati20.3 
 3. Tsoutsos, Dafni19.3 
 4. Liakopoulos, Per.18.2 
 5. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.9 
 6. Michalos, Near E.17.5 
 7. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.17.0 
 8. Koutroulias, Near E.16.6 
 9. Giovanivic, Arkadikos16.1 
 10. Kaklamanos, Pag.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fragiskos AMATO
  Perama
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Amato, Perama12.8 
 2. Latovic, AGOR11.0 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati9.0 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.7.9 
 5. Giovanivic, Arkadikos7.0 
 6. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.6 
 7. Despos, Iraklis6.3 
 8. Vagenas, OFI6.1 
 9. Bucci, Iraklis5.8 
 10. Lambropoulos, Irakl.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.6.0 
 2. Vassilopoulo., Dafni5.7 
 3. Liakopoulos, Per.5.3 
 4. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.5.0 
 5. Zoupas, Amyntas5.0 
 6. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD4.7 
 7. Michalos, Near E.4.0 
 8. Teodosic, Egaleo3.7 
 9. Koukas, AGOR3.7 
 10. Papadakis, Ark.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gian GKAGKALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (--)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gkagkaloudis, Olimpi.2.5 
 2. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.8 
 3. Castle, Iraklis1.7 
 4. Koukouravas, Xanthi1.7 
 5. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.6 
 6. Behlivanis, Ermis L.1.6 
 7. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.5 
 8. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.5 
 9. Tsoutsos, Dafni1.5 
 10. Siristatidis, O.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.3 
 2. Anagnostopou., Xan.1.1 
 3. Amato, Perama1.0 
 4. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.9 
 5. Koutroulias, Near E.0.9 
 6. Despos, Iraklis0.8 
 7. Souflias, OFI0.6 
 8. Tsopis, Egaleo0.5 
 9. Harismidis, Pagrati0.5 
 10. Maistorovic, P.0.5 


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Amsterdam 2 8-1 
 2. Binnenland 7-1 
 3. Red Giants 7-3 
 4. MSV 6-3 
 5. Goba 5-5 
 6. Leiden 2 4-5 
 7. BV Rooi 4-5 
 8. Groene 4-5 
 9. Punch 4-5 
 10. Landstede 2 4-5 
 11. Hoofddorp 3-5 
 12. High Five 3-7 
 13. Akrides 2-8 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.21.4 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden19.8 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.0 
 4. Thomas, M.Magix16.5 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden16.1 
 6. Monroe, DeFriesl.15.6 
 7. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden15.2 
 8. Blue, GasTerra F.14.6 
 9. Mason, EclipseJet14.6 
 10. Gordon, Landste.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.9.7 
 2. McGhee, ZZ Leiden9.3 
 3. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.8 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam8.5 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.1 
 6. Griffin, Giants7.9 
 7. Boxley, ZZ Leiden7.8 
 8. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.5 
 9. Gordon, Landstede6.9 
 10. Kuijper, ZZ Leid.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.1 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.5 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.8 
 4. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.4 
 5. Slagter, Giants4.4 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.4.3 
 7. Defares, Giants4.2 
 8. Porter, Upstairs.4.1 
 9. Kimbrough, Giants4.1 
 10. Gibson, ZZ Leid.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.3 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.2 
 3. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.8 
 4. de Randamie, Eclip.2.8 
 5. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.7 
 6. Vorenhout, Upstai.2.6 
 7. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.5 
 8. Bostain, GasTerra.2.3 
 9. Krabbendam, Eclip.2.2 
 10. Kimbrough, Gian.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.4 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 4. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.3 
 5. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 6. Porter, Upstairs.1.1 
 7. Williams, Landstede0.8 
 8. Faris, Giants0.7 
 9. Zaandam, Rotterdam0.7 
 10. Aarts, Eiff.Towe.0.6 


Robby Bostain, "Our goal to go out and dominate every game" - by Fred Roggen
I had a change to caught up with point guard Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman) of the GasTerra Flames. So, I had gone on this cold, foggy, rainy December day. It was kind of an unpleasant time to be in Groningen,
but a great atmosphere for an interview. It's late in the afternoon by the time Robby Bostain shows up, it was more than a year ago we had our latest interview, I sat down with Robby and we had coffee, made some small talk, and recorded an interview. Robby is a heady, versatile lefthander, who can play on the one, two and three spot. His leadership has always guided his teams through the tough times and his trusty shooting has meant numerous wins.

Hey Robby. First of all, you made a big move to GasTerra Flames after two years in Zwolle. Now you're playing for a team with much bigger expectations. Is there more pressure to win?
No, I dont think so.

From your perspective as a guard, how are things different this year from an Xs and Os perspective?
This year we have a lot of guys on the team who are really good offensive players, so being the point guard its my job to make sure everyone feels involved and is able to get a rhythm in the game. I try to make sure we have a good tempo on offense and that we are getting great looks at the basket everytime down the court. We have a few guys who can really create off the dribble and in the post and draw help defense, so its important to get those guys the ball in good situations. Then there are times during the game when its important for me to create more and look to score.
Last year, my role was to be a little more aggressive the whole game and really look to create shots for teammates and look to put the ball in the basket as well.

GasTerra Flames has made a big effort to put a competitive team together, as you are one of the new arrivals. How do you like your teammates and how much time will you need to give your maximum level?
I think we have a great group of guys. I really look forward to coming to the gym and competing against them everyday. We all get along real well off the court as well which is nice. Our goal is to be playing our best basketball at the end of the year. We learn things from every game and then we work on them in practice to try and reach that maximum level. So I cant really put a timetable on it, it just a matter of trying to improve everyday over the length of the season and then having all the work you have invested come together in the end.

That team chemistry - all the talking together on the court, the bench players involved - how did that chemistry come about?
I think it comes from a mutual respect we have for each other. Everyone on our team has played professionally before and alot of us were in this league last year and we got a chance to play against each other and see what makes each of us successful. Everybody has taken a different path to get here and has done something right to reach this level so we all respect each others ideas and comments. The bottom line for all of us is winning.

Robby, can you talk about how you feel about your game, how it has progressed in these past few months?
When I signed with Gasterra I really looked at it as a challenge and a great opportunity. I was really excited to move to a true point guard position and prove myself in that area at this level. I feel I have learned alot about controlling the tempo of the game and getting the ball where needs to go at the right time. I still have a lot to learn, but coach stays on me and gives me pointers here and there about always making great decisions with the ball and controlling tempo. Individually, I am always trying to improve on my fundamentals and stay ready.

You came to Europe very young to play under Coach Herman van den Belt. How has he helped you develop your game over the years?
I feel I was very fortunate to begin my career in Zwolle with coach Herman. I couldnt of asked for a better situation and people to be around to adjust to european basketball. Coach Herman really showed a lot of confidence in me and gave me a lot of freedom on the court to try things and learn from them. I became a much better player in my two years there. He really helped me with consistency by establishing roles for everyone and making everyone feel like they have ownership in the team.

Following your Pro career, one word that comes to mind is consistency. How do you maintain consistency in a sport full of ups and downs, good games and bad games?
I am a real routine oriented guy. So I try to build good habits and then work on those on a daily basis. Everybody has a few ups and down throughout their career. I just try to stay on a even emotional level and try not to get too high or too low, eventhough it can be hard at times.

It's true that you always seem very calm under pressure. How do you handle stress in the critical moments?
I feel its something I have learned through experience. I feel the more prepared you are the more relaxed you feel. So I try to prepare myself the best I can and then when certain moments come up you feel more confident going into the situation.

Your joining GasTerra Flames came with an implicit leadership role. How have you developed that part of your responsibility with the team?
I have always been a little bit of a quiter guy who led more by example than voice. But I think to be a really good player its important to be able to do both. So its something I want to get really good at. I think its important to be yourself, but I think its important to speak up at certain times and see what works and what doesnt. I am trying to be more vocal and I just try to keep doing it until I become better at it.

You and Matt Bauscher have become one of Hollands most dangerous combo's outside. How did you get your rhythm playing together so quickly?
I had a lot of respect for Matt for what he did last year and I was really looking forward to playing with him this year. He is a really competitive guy that is fun to work with. We both enjoy setting up shots for the other guy and talking about what plays will get him a good look and how the defensive guy is playing him in certain situations. It really helps with our chemistry. He is all about winning and I enjoy playing with guys like that.

What does the possibility of winning a championship like the Dutch Title mean to you at this point in your career?
Thats what its all about to me. I was able to put up some nice statistical numbers last year, but championships are alot more memorable. Being able to go through a long season with a great group of guys and win the championship is the only mission for me.

The team had a surprising home loss against ZZ Leiden, after 7 wins in a row. Has this loss been, in a way, a wake-up call for you guys?
I dont think so. Our goal to go out and dominate every game no matter what happened the previous game. Leiden is a good team and they were better on that day.

There is something that never changes in Groningen and that is its incredible fan base. You have seen their support over the years and everyone who follows Dutch basketball knows how GasTerra Flames (Donar) is backed by some of the most loyal fans in sports. How could you explain the fan support.
Its been excellent. Everything has been first class. I always looked forward to playing in MartiniPlaza when I was in Zwolle. The fans are very loyal and passionate. They are also very knowledgable. They really know their basketball. Its been wonderful to play in front of them.

Finally, how far can GasTerra Flames go this season? Which are the goals for you, personally, and for your team?
I definately feel like we have the ability to go all the way. The goals for me are to become the best point guard I can. There are certain areas I want to work on to reach the highest level I possibly can. Team goals are similar. We want to become the best team we possibly can over the next 5 months and then come playoff time see where we are at.







Robby, thanks for the time to do this interview and good luck this season.



Eredivisie: Round 12 review - by Eurobasket News
EclipseJet - Rotterdam 68-52
Amsterdam moved up to 6-8 after 68-52 home win against Rotterdam. Alton Mason (190-G-77, college: Arizona St.) led the scorers in victory with 17, Robert Krabbendam (213-C-86, agency: Court Side, college: Virginia Tech) had 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Chris Rodgers helped with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Patrick Hilliman (206-F/C-82, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: High Point) had 19 points and 10 rebounds in Rotterdam (1-13).

Upstairs Weert - DeFriesland 59-80
Nice road win for DeFriesland, who improved to 8-6 in Eredivisie. Tristan Blackwood (183-G-85) led the guests with 19 points and 6 assists. Keith Spencer (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) had 12 pts and 12 rebs. Weert (4-10) got 18 points and 7 rebounds from Elijah Palmer (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Duquesne).

Giants - ZZ Leiden 79-67
The Giants celebrated 11th victory of the season getting 19 points from Arvin Slagter (190-G-85). Bryan Defares (192-G-81, college: Boise St.) had 15 points and 11 boards, and Ties Theeuwkens (190-G-85, agency: Court Side) also had 15 pts. Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: S.Indiana) collected 17 points for ZZ Leiden (9-5).

Landstede - M.Magix 68-81
The team from Nijmegen jumped to 7-7 mostly owing to Torey Thomas (180-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross), who drained 24 points and handed out 7 assists. Bobby Davis (198-F-87, agency: 540 Sports, college: USC Upstate) was second scorer in this victory with 13 points (7 rebs). Todd Hendley (206-F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington) had 16 pts for Landstede (3-12).

Giants - EclipseJet 70-73
December 3 - Sergio de Randamie (201-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Houston) led the winners with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Chris Rodgers (193-G-84, college: Arizona) was behind him with 15 pts and 7 boards. Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82, college: Jacksonville) netted 25 pts for the Giants, who faced with third loss this season.

Rotterdam - Landstede 84-87
December 3 - Todd Hendley and Larry Cunningham (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cal-Riverside) scored 24 and 23 points respectively leading Landstede to victory in Rotterdam. Larry Gordon (196-F-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Cal Poly Pomona) helped with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Jeremy Ormskerk (190-G-82) netted 23 pts in loss.


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Horvath, Falco23.1 
 3. Fears, Debreceni23.0 
 4. Watson, ZTE K.22.9 
 5. Brooks, Soproni22.7 
 6. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 7. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 8. Rice, Szolnok19.5 
 9. Richardson, Soproni18.7 
 10. Scott, Korme.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 2. Barro, Szolnok10.7 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.7 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani10.0 
 5. Diakite, Kormend9.0 
 6. Scott, Kormend9.0 
 7. Knight, Soproni8.7 
 8. Dale, Kecskemeti7.6 
 9. Nuhanovic, Debre.7.2 
 10. Vavra, Salgotarja.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas KELLEY
  Szolnok
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kelley, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Kalman, Falco7.3 
 3. English, Atomeromu6.0 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.7 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.6 
 6. LaGrange, Dombovar4.8 
 7. Fodor, Szolnok4.8 
 8. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 9. Thomas, Kormend4.4 
 10. Booker, Korme.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Fears, Debreceni3.3 
 2. Dejon, Kaposvari3.0 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok3.0 
 4. English, Atomeromu2.8 
 5. Lee, Albacomp2.8 
 6. Watson, ZTE K.2.8 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar2.7 
 8. Toya, Albacomp2.6 
 9. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.4 
 10. Ross, PVSK.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.2 
 2. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.4 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.3 
 4. David Vay, PVSK P.1.3 
 5. Barro, Szolnok1.2 
 6. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.2 
 7. Clark, Atomeromu1.2 
 8. Horvath, Falco1.1 
 9. Henderson, Marso-Va.1.0 
 10. Doyne, Marso-Vag.1.0 


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  ICELAND   


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan27.6 
 2. Valdimarsson, Ham.25.7 
 3. Dabney, Hamar24.2 
 4. Smith, Fjolnir23.2 
 5. Zdravevski, Stjar.21.6 
 6. Caird, FSU21.4 
 7. Sovic, IR21.2 
 8. Baeringsson, Snaefell20.6 
 9. Birgisson, Tindastoll20.3 
 10. Inge,20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 15
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell15.0 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir11.8 
 3. Helgason, Stjarnan11.8 
 4. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 5. Caird, FSU10.2 
 6. Stefansson, UMFN9.9 
 7. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 8. Davis, Breidablik9.0 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.8.9 
 10. Olafsson,8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sean BURTON
  Snaefell
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Burton, Snaefell6.6 
 2. Steinarsson, Fjolnir6.2 
 3. Inge, KR5.9 
 4. Jonsson, Grindavik5.9 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan5.8 
 6. Dabney, Hamar5.2 
 7. Palsson, Hamar4.9 
 8. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.5 
 9. Schmidt, Breidablik4.3 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kef.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Inge, KR3.6 
 2. Lewis, FSU3.3 
 3. Birmingham, Grindavik3.0 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan2.8 
 5. Dabney, Hamar2.6 
 6. Zdravevski, Stjar.2.3 
 7. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 8. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.3 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell2.2 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kef.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.4 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.4 
 3. Daanish, Grindavik1.7 
 4. Stefansson, UMFN1.7 
 5. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 6. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.6 
 7. Daanish, Tindastoll1.6 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.6 
 9. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.4 
 10. Hafsteinsson, Fjoln.1.2 


Breidablik sign Jeremy Caldwell - by Eurobasket
Breidablik signed American power forward Jeremy Caldwell (203-F/C, college: Jackson St., agency: Strategic Sports). Caldwell played most recently at Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca (Argentina). While playing his senior year at Jackson St. 33 games for Estudiantes his stats were: 11.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg an it was his most succesfull year where he collected the most awards compating to his first 3 years. all his awards are:
SWAC Tournament Semifinals -06
SWAC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, 09
SWAC Tournament Winner -07
SWAC All-Tournament Team -08, 09
SWAC Tournament Finalist -08, 09
All-SWAC 1st Team -09

during his first game at Breidabik Jeremy played 27 games and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds
By Eurobasket Data Center



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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Neptune
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. James, Neptune33.3 
 2. Aaron, Hoops27.0 
 3. Robbins, UL Eagles25.9 
 4. Fritsch, Moycullen25.3 
 5. Johnson, UCC D.24.1 
 6. Perre, Belfast Star23.0 
 7. Turner, Killester23.0 
 8. McCrone, UCD M.21.7 
 9. Cummins, Ulster Elks19.9 
 10. Taylor, Hoo.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton AARON
  Hoops
  (206-C-79)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Aaron, Hoops18.4 
 2. Robbins, UL Eagles14.9 
 3. Johnson, UCC D.14.7 
 4. Neal, Ulster Elks11.9 
 5. Perre, Belfast Star11.8 
 6. Turner, Killester11.6 
 7. James, Neptune11.3 
 8. Trimmer, DCU S.10.9 
 9. Fritsch, Moycullen10.0 
 10. McCrone, UCD.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagles9.0 
 2. Coughlin, UCC D.5.3 
 3. Cummins, Ulster Elks4.3 
 4. McCrone, UCD M.4.3 
 5. Turner, Killester4.0 
 6. Donnelly, DCU S.4.0 
 7. Drumm, Ulster Elks3.9 
 8. Noonan, Neptune3.7 
 9. Dowd, Moycullen3.4 
 10. Robbins, UL Eagl.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Patrick KELLY
  Killester
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kelly, Killester3.3 
 2. Turner, Killester3.0 
 3. Nihill, Moycullen2.9 
 4. Murphy, UCC Demons2.7 
 5. James, Neptune2.7 
 6. Madsen, Killester2.7 
 7. Summersgill, Belfas.2.6 
 8. Perre, Belfast Star2.6 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.2.4 
 10. Noonan, Neptu.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate FRITSCH
  Moycullen
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fritsch, Moycullen3.0 
 2. James, Neptune2.0 
 3. Neal, Ulster Elks2.0 
 4. Trimmer, DCU S.1.9 
 5. Johnson, UCC D.1.4 
 6. Baynes, UCD Marian1.3 
 7. Perre, Belfast Star1.2 
 8. Turner, Killester1.1 
 9. Aaron, Hoops1.0 
 10. Lacey, DCU Sain.0.9 


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  ISRAEL   


Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 7-0 
 2. Jerusalem 5-2 
 3. Macc.Haifa 5-2 
 4. Galil Gilboa 5-2 
 5. Netanya 5-2 
 6. Hap.Afula 4-3 
 7. Ashkelon 4-3 
 8. Bnei Hasharon 4-3 
 9. Ironi Nahariya 2-5 
 10. Rishon LZ 1-6 
 11. Hapoel Holon 0-7 
 12. Ramat Gan 0-7 


Premier L. Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Bnei Hasharon - Galil Gilboa 85-83
Bnei Hasharon handed Galil Gilboa 85:83, their second loss as the latter dropped at 5-2. Shawn James (208-F/C-83, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Northeastern) exploded with 26 points and 16 rebounds, Belcher Segado nailed 20 and Steele Ronald notched 17. Swann Isaiah ended up with 15 points in defeat and Randle Brian added 14.

Hapoel Holon - Maccabi T-A 63-88
Maccabi T-A imroved to 7-0 record beating Hapoel Holon 88:63. Andrew Wisniewski (191-G-81, college: Centenary) poured in 20 points, Pnini Guy followed him with 16 and Perkins Doron added 11. Eliyahu Avi answered with 18 points in the losing case.

Netanya - Macc.Rishon LZ 94-87
Netanya overcame Maccabi Rishon LZ 94:87 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 7. Killingsworth Marco top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Tony Washam (198-F/G-82, college: St.Vincent) chipped in 20. Johnson Dalron and McGhee Aaron had the same number of points respectively in defeat.

Ironi Ramat G. - Hap.Jerusalem 70-79
Jerusalem improved to 5-2 record as they beat Ironi Ramat 79:70. Kevinn Pinkney (206-F-83, college: Nevada) paced all the winners with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Thompson Dijon netted 13. Barlow Eddy finished the night with 14 points in the losing effort.

Ironi Nahariya - Macc.Haifa 75-83
Ironi Nahariya lost to Maccabi Haifa 75:83 in the Regular Season Round 7. Davon Jefferson (203-F-86, college: USC) stepped up with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Roby Richard produced 15. Delaney Paul notched 20 in defeat and Taggart Shawn scored 19.

Hapoel Afula - Ironi Ashkelon 106-92
Hapoel Afula edged Ironi Ashkelon 106:92 as Justin Dentmon (180-G-85, college: Washington) exploded with 30 points for the winners. Hall Jermaine nailed 17 and McKie posted 16. Baxter Jimmy brought his team 21 points.



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Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Fortitudo BO 11-1 
 2. Forli 10-1 
 3. Ozzano 9-2 
 4. Brescia 8-3 
 5. Tezenis Verona 6-4 
 6. Treviglio 6-5 
 7. Trento 6-5 
 8. Omegna 5-6 
 9. Montecatini 4-7 
 10. Trieste 4-7 
 11. Osimo 4-7 
 12. Riva del Garda 3-7 
 13. Castelletto 3-8 
 14. Fidenza 3-8 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-11 
Group B
 1. Barcellona 9-2 
 2. Ostuni 8-2 
 3. Ferentino 8-3 
 4. Perugia 7-4 
 5. Palestrina 7-4 
 6. Trapani 7-4 
 7. Comsum.it SI 5-5 
 8. San Severo 5-6 
 9. S.Antimo 5-6 
 10. Agrigento 4-7 
 11. Matera 4-7 
 12. Ruvo 3-8 
 13. Molfetta 2-9 
 14. Potenza 2-9 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  A.B. Latina
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina25.4 
 2. Goss, Scafati .23.7 
 3. Crispin, Enel B.22.6 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT21.5 
 5. Whiting, Aget IM20.6 
 6. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.5 
 7. Bennerman, Rivier.19.3 
 8. Skinn, Carmatic PT18.7 
 9. Jackson, Fastw.18.5 
 10. Waleskowski, Fileni.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.8 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.0 
 4. Chiacig, Scafati .9.5 
 5. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.2 
 6. Boykin, Fileni Jesi8.7 
 7. Smith, Trenkwalder8.4 
 8. Ezugwu, Aget IM7.9 
 9. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.8 
 10. Hines, Prima Vero.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.9 
 2. Brown, Snaidero UD4.8 
 3. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.7 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT4.0 
 5. Hatten, UCC C.3.7 
 6. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.6 
 7. Mathis, Snaidero.3.3 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.3.2 
 9. Williams, Miro R.3.2 
 10. Garris, Umana.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Prima Veroli
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Draper, Prima Veroli4.2 
 2. Hatten, UCC C.3.7 
 3. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.4 
 4. Apodaca, Scafati .3.2 
 5. Young, Edimes PV3.1 
 6. Boyette, Miro R.3.0 
 7. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.0 
 8. Goss, Scafati .2.7 
 9. Janicenoks, Umana R.2.6 
 10. Ringstrom, Carmat.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DI GIULIOMARIA
  Umana Reyer
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.4 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.3 
 3. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli1.4 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.4 
 6. Hall, Fastweb CM1.0 
 7. Radulovic, Enel B.1.0 
 8. Hubalek, Banco S.1.0 
 9. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 10. Wojciechowsk., UCC.0.9 


A Dilettanti Weekend Results - by Armando Caporaso
Group A
In the Round 12 Bologna returns to victory against Omegna with the result of 80-68 at PalaDozza. 21 points for Silvio Gigena (200-F-75) with 9/12 at shoot and 9 points, with 12 rebounds, for the youth center Jacopo Borra (211-C-90). For the visitors 12 points and 6 assists of Pierpaolo Picazio (193-G-79, agency: Players Group), but with 12 shoots missed (5/17 total). Innocenzo Ferraro (200-F/C-82) closes with 15 points and 4 steals. Forli' wins 73-69 against Osimo thanks a good performance of Stefano Masciadri (200-F-89): 22 points and 12 rebounds. Matteo Frassineti (195-G/F-87) closes the match with 19 points for the winners. Andrea Vitale (199-G/F-82), forward of Osimo, is best player for his team with 18 points and 3 blocks. Ozzano confirms the third place with a victory at Verona, against Tezenis's team: 73-80 the final result. Ousmane Gueye (188-G-82) signs 18 points with 5/9 by 3 while Matteo Nobile (207-F/C-73, agency: Interperformances) closes with 12 points and 11 rebounds. For Ozzano Roberto Prandin (188-G-86) is the MVP with 19 points, 10/11 at free throw and 9 fouls suffered. 19 points for Riccardo Perego (203-F/C-81) with 20 of ranking. Brescia wins against Riva for 61-60 with a fantastic defense in the third quarter, with only 6 points suffered! Paolo Alberti (207-C-72) is the MVP with a double-double by 17 points and 11 rebounds, but with 7 turnovers! Dario Scodavolpe (193-G/F-83) with 9 points and 7 steals is one of best players of Riva. In the other matches:

JesoloSandon Bk - AgricolaGloria Montecatini 59-83
Acegas Aps Trieste - Co.Mark Treviglio 68-77

Group B

After 11 matches Barcellona is first in standing with only 2 defeat. Yesterday great victory against S.Antimo for 101-82! For the visitors Mike Gizzi (196-G/F-75, college: La Salle) is just too alone with 26 points and 8/14 at shoot. 7 players with more of 10 points for the winners but best scorer is Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 32 of ranking. 8 assists of Francesco Guarino (182-G-79) but with only 3 points in 30 minutes. Ferentino wins against Matera for 83-71 and confirms the second place with a record of 8 wins and 3 defeats. Perfect opening game for Nika Metreveli (212-C/F-91, agency: Interperformances) with 20 points in only 19 minutes! Valerio Circosta (188-G-87) closes with 19 points and 4 assists. The performance of Francesco Longobardi (198-G/F-69) not enough to Matera: 17 points and 11 rebounds. Fulvio Candido (208-C-83, agency: Interperformances) closes with a particular double-double: 12 points and 12 fouls suffered! Ostuni wins at Potenza for 68-52 thanks at Domenico Morena (210-F/C-70), that closes with 15 points and 13 rebounds. 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists of Francesco Amoroso (202-F-78). For Potenza 11 points and 4 steals of Stefano Maioli (206-F/C-82). Perugia overcomes Palestrina for 90-87 with a perfect Mattia Caroldi (185-G-82): 31 points with 7/9 by 3! For Palestrina Emiliano Benini (204-F-77, agency: Players Group) closes with 19 points and 10 rebounds, with 10/12 by free throw. In the other matches:

Adriatica Industriale Ruvo - Moncada Agrigento 67-70
Centro Auto Ford Molfetta - Basket Trapani 79-91

Mazzeo San Severo - Consum.it Siena 64-58


Serie A Top Players of Week 9 - by Gianni Pascucci
Player of the week / MVP
Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) Angelico Biella 26 points, 5 rebounds, 8/11 FG - Against Benetton, Biella shot more by 3p. (14-32) than 2p (16-29). Aradori, a natural sharpshooter, was the Angelico's player that looked more for solutions near the rim (5/8 by 2p). He could transform the game in a handball game. But he didn't force anything.... Will he be the next Italian to wear an NBA shirt ?

Best American Player

David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) Virtus Bologna 24 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals - We expectd a game with few baskets between Ferrara and Bologna. Two organized teams with coaches that work to build a defensive indentity. But Virtus, for the first time in this season, scored 90 points. Season high for Moss, after the bad game of 7 days ago against Caserta (8 points, 3/12 from the court)

Best European Player

Sam Van Rossom (188-G-86) Scavolini Pesaro 21 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists - Is not a easy season for Pesaro. But the point guard from Gent is collecting great numbers. Until a couple of years ago he was considered one of the greatest euro prospect in his role. And maybe, in a couple of seasons, he'll be considered one of the greatest euro player in his role.

Honorable Mentions
Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama), Lottomatica Roma, 29 points, 6 rebounds
Giuseppe Poeta (190-G-85), Banca Tercas Teramo, 26 points, 7 assists
Casey Shaw (208-C-75, agency: Priority Sports, college: Toledo) Scavolini Pesaro 20 points, 4 rebounds
Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86), Sigma Coatings Montegranaro 16 points, 6 rebounds
Fabio Di Bella (187-G-78) Pepsi Caserta 20 points 4 rebounds




WITH THE HELP OF STEFANO PINI



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Rutgers keeps Colgate winless - by Leonard Whyte
Piscataway, NJ (12-7-2009): National player and junior guard Mike Coburn delivered nine points and six assists as Rutgers University defeated Colgate University 76-67 yesterday afternoon to keep the visitors winless this season at 0-8. Down 35-30 at the break, Rutgers opened the second half on an 8-2 run then blew the game open with a 14-2 assault that sealed the game. Coburns six assists marks the seventh time in his career, including four games this season, which he has dished out five or more assists. Rutgers returns to the floor on Wednesday (December 9th) to host state foe Monmouth University at 7:30 p.m.

Valparaiso drops conference opener to Butler - by Leonard Whyte
Indianapolis, IN (12-7-2009): An 11-0 run early in the second half proved too much for Valparaiso University to overcome as the Crusaders dropped an 84-67 decision in its Horizon League opener to No. 23 Butler University last night in Indianapolis. Despite the loss, guard Michael Rogers had his best game of the season, scoring 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Valparaiso plays its fourth game of the season on the road against a nationally-ranked squad on Wednesday (December 9th) as the Crusaders tackle No. 4 Purdue University.

Tulsa survives three-point barrage from Ohio - by Leonard Whyte
Tulsa, OK (12-7-2009): University of Tulsa withstood a late three-point barrage by Ohio University to score a thrilling 81-80 victory yesterday afternoon to move to 7-1 on the season. The Hurricanes also survived the extended absence of 7-foot center Jerome Jordan who played only 23 minutes due to foul trouble. Despite this hindrance, Jordan still finished with eight points, nine rebounds, and six blocked shots. Tulsa is off for the next 10 days before facing Jackson State University on December 17, 2009.

Last second shot lifts Cedarville over Malone - by Leonard Whyte
Canton, OH (12-7-2009): NAIA Division II #10 Cedarville University needed some last second heroics to avoid what would have been a stunning upset, as they sank a 15-footer with 5.2 seconds left to edge Malone College 64-62 in an American Mideast Conference (AMC) contest. Forward/center Ricardo Alliman connected on 5-of-6 six shots from the field and 2-of-2 from the line for 12 points, as Cedarville (6-3) rallied from a 49-40 deficit to snatch victory in the nick of time. Alliman also grabbed eight rebounds. Forward Christopher Walker, playing in his second game back from a knee injury, scored three points.

Louisville suffers worst home loss under Pitino - by Leonard Whyte
Louisville, KY (12-7-2009): University of North Carolina-Charlotte came to Freedom Hall on Saturday evening and left beaming after handing No. 20 University of Louisville a 22-point shellacking (87-65), its worst home loss under coach Rick Pitino . Forward Samardo Samuels was the only Cardinal in double figures as he scored 14 frustrating points in 19 minutes of work. Charlotte ganged-up on Samuels inside, forcing Louisville (5-2) to shoot from outside, but the Cardinals failed and shot just 36 percent overall from the field and 25 percent from three-point range. Charlotte, on the other hand, buried 45.5 percent of their shots overall and 41.7 percent from behind the line (10-of-24). Louisville is off until Saturday (December 12th) when they host Western Carolina University.

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BJ League Round: 10 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Oita H.Devils - Toyama Grouses 82-55
Oita H.Devils cruised past Toyama Grouses 82:55 as Ricky Woods (194-F/G-84, college: SE Louisiana) paced all the winners with 35 points and 12 rebounds. Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) followed him with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Arbet Jason ended up with 18 points in defeat.

Takamatsu FA - Fukuoka Rizing 73-84
Takamatsu FA was beaten by Fukuoka Rizing 73:84 as the latter got 24 points from Michael Parker (200-G/F-81, college: Evergreen St.). Kawazura Tsuyaoshi and Bryant Marlyn followed him with 16 points apiece. Takeda Satoshi delivered 20 points in the losing case.

Oita H.Devils - Toyama Grouses 90-79
Oita H.Devils handed Toyama Grouses 90:79 loss as Michael Bell collected 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Ricky Woods scored 23. Arbet Jason finished the night with 21 points in the losing case.

Hamamatsu P. - Osaka Evessa 82-68
Hamamatsu overcame Osaka Evessa 82:68 in the Regular Season Round 10. Wendell White (198-G-84, agency: Liman Sports, college: UNLV) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Wilson Limar posted 18. Murry Nile ended up with 19 points in defeat.

Shiga Lakestars - Okinawa GK 75-76
Shiga Lakestars lost to Okinawa GK 75:76 on December 6th. Jeff Newton (205-C-81, college: Indiana) stepped up with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Sugawara Yosuke nailed 14. Hall Mike finished the night with 24 points for Shiga.

Hamamatsu P. - Osaka Evessa 75-72
Hamamatsu won also the first game against Osaka Evessa 75:72. Wendell White again led the way with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Knight William notched 23. Blackwell Ryan ended up with 26 points in the losing case.

Shiga Lakestars - Okinawa GK 82-91
Okinawa GK bettered Shiga Lakestars 91:82 on December 5th as Jeff Newton stepped up with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Sugawara Yosuke nailed 21 and Leach George had 13 points and 15 boards. Hamilton Gary finished the night with 26 points in defeat.

Takamatsu FA - Fukuoka Rizing 89-80
Takamatsu FA rolled over Fukuoka Rizing 89:80 as Gardener Michael exploded with 34 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Okada Yu delivered 18 points and Farley Terrance had 14 points and 13 boards. Michael Parker responded with 33 points and 15 rebounds in defeat.



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 14-2 
 2. Sendai 89ers 10-6 
 3. Saitama Bron. 7-9 
 4. Toyama Grouses 5-7 
 5. Tokyo Apache 5-7 
 6. Niigata Albirex 2-8 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 11-3 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 11-7 
 3. Osaka Evessa 8-8 
 4. Shiga Lakestars 8-10 
 5. Oita H.Devils 7-9 
 6. Takamatsu FA 6-12 
 7. Kyoto Hannaryz 4-10 


Oita Heat Devils sign Matt Lottich - by Eurobasket
Oita Heat Devils (BJ League) added to their roster 27-year old American guard Matt Lottich (193-G-82, college: Stanford). Lottich played most recently at Duesseldorf Giants (Germany). While playing 34 games for Duesseldorf his stats were: 11.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg and manage to help the team reach German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals
this is not Lottich's first season in Japan, previously Matt played with Osaka Odessa for 3 consecutive years and manage to win the win the Japanese BJ League Champion all three years (06, 07, 08) as well as Japanese BJ League Regular Season Champion all three years (06, 07, 08). also wasawarded: Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Guard of the Year and Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League 1st Team in 2006, Asia-Basket.com Japanese BJ League All-Imports Team - twice (06, 08), and Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League 2nd Team in 2008
By Eurobasket Data Center


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Trepca wins derbi - by Besart Sadikaj
The return of the old guard in Trepca chairmanship, had its effect. In fact, mitrovicasit have defeated Saturday night Big BrotherBashkimi 84:74 Union with the result, in a very interesting match.
This victory enables 'Mining' prizrenasve to join in the second position of the table.
Sigal Prishtina series has continued to perfect this season, and marked the 11th victory in a row.
'Victim' was bardhekaltrve rotating the other team from the capital, College Eurosport.
Victory has also been Peja, who at home beat Serbian club from Mitrovica, Bambi, with 8 points advantage, 80:72.
In the last match, light was better than Vushtrri Kosovo.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martins BERKIS
  Keizarmezs
  (199-F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Berkis, Keizarmezs22.0 
 2. Timermanis, Barons20.0 
 3. Gulbis, Zemgale18.6 
 4. Kojenets, Liepaja18.6 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 6. Mazeika, VEF Riga17.3 
 7. Valeika, Valmiera16.6 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale16.4 
 9. Kisielius, Liepaja14.7 
 10. Bankevics, VEF Ri.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Valmiera
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Valeika, Valmiera11.0 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils9.3 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja8.3 
 4. Nelyubov, VEF Riga7.0 
 5. Zorin, Barons7.0 
 6. Timermanis, Barons6.4 
 7. Bambis, Zemgale5.6 
 8. Cresnar, Valmiera5.2 
 9. Meiers, Ventspils5.0 
 10. Gulbis, Zemga.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons5.0 
 3. Vilums, Liepaja4.1 
 4. Jurevicus, Ventspils3.7 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.2 
 6. Bankevics, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 8. Bambis, Zemgale2.7 
 9. Rozitis, Zemgale2.7 
 10. Vitols, Baro.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dairis BERTANS
  Ventspils
  (192-G/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bertans, Ventspils3.0 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons2.9 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 4. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Vitols, Barons1.8 
 7. Vilums, Liepaja1.6 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.6 
 9. Ragsdale, Barons1.6 
 10. Davis, Valmie.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.7 
 2. Cresnar, Valmiera0.9 
 3. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.8 
 4. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 5. Pettway, Ventspils0.8 
 6. Malahovskis, Valmiera0.8 
 7. Zorin, Barons0.7 
 8. Davis, Valmiera0.7 
 9. Bambis, Zemgale0.7 
 10. Helmanis, Baro.0.6 


BK Barons Riga sign Oritseweyinmi Efejuku - by Eurobasket
BK Barons Riga agreed terms with 23-year old Nigerian-Jamaican guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-G-86, college: Providence). Efejuku played most recently at Tenerife Rural (Spain), but he left in Nov.'09
Oritseweyinmi just participated at CBC Championships in Tortilla (Bolivia) where he played 5 games and averaged 20.0ppg (3rd best in the championship), 3.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 83.8% and was awarded: Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships Best Player, Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships Best Guard and Latinbasket.com All-CBC Championships 1st Team
in his first game with Baron, he played 22 minutes and scored 13 points
By Eurobasket Data Center


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The World Championships Race Update Vol. III - by Maarouf Mawloud
[by Kris SANTIAGO] - Merhaba!

Once more, here comes a quick round-up on the beloved wild cards, which will be given out to four nations soon.

FIBA.com has some interesting articles about Italy, Great Britain and Senegal on-line now:

The Italian NBA-trio of Bargnani, Belinelli and Gallinari would all be playing for Italy if the Italians get the ticket. (Thought initially they are out of the race, but you never know)

British sport stars speaking out in favor for Great Britain's run for a card here
How much that will help GB to make it to Turkey?

Boniface Ndong's last chance to play in the World Championships are in FIBA's hands. More interesting is the failure of the Senegalese basketball federation to tap Pape-Phillipe Amagou.He destroyed Senegalese direct qualification for Turkey by hitting a crucial three-pointer against them and for the Ivory Coast, which qualified for Turkey as a runner-up.

Talkbasket and Alfa.lt reported, that there is an online-petition to support Lithuania's bid for a spot in Turkey.
The petition has been signed by almost 8.000 supporters so far.
Lebanon is also having a petition online which has been signed by over 60.000 fans. So there is a lot of signing to do by the Lithuanians to challenge the 'Cedars' in this field of support.

Mike Efevberha, the top-scorer of Nigeria in the last African Championships hopes to go to Turkey next year.

In the meanwhile, Tijani Umar, basketball-federation president of Nigeria is currently in the Ivory Coast to talk about Nigeria's possible wild-card.

Puerto Rican newspaper 'Primera Hora' sees Germany and Russia up front while the other two cards could go to Israel and Great Britain even though this won't be possible due to the fact that only three cards can go one continent.

Finally, my own opinion on the current chances of the countries involved:

There have been a lot of stars speaking out publicly regarding their support for their country so far. Whether it's Dirk Nowitzki, Luol Deng, Al Horford, Andrei Kirilenko or Andrea Bargnani, all of them confirmed to play in Turkey next year if their country is being selected. The public interest on the wild cards never been as high as it is right now. Countries like Lebanon have their supporters pushing strongly for a consideration of their country by using the World Wide Web. Nations like Lithuania criticized FIBA's decision in the beginning to charge money but are now en route to be considered after finding sponsorship to cover the costs.

To me, it comes down to Germany, Russia, Lithuania and the Lebanon simply because they will be raising the level of the championships significantly as well as are able to fulfill FIBA's demands for a wild card.

Sadly, I don't see the Dominicans, Nigerians, Italians and British in, who all would have been a great adds as well, just looking at the possible rosters of the respective nations.

But:
The Dominicans should ask themselves if they rather would invest the money into next year's Centrobasket tournament where they are considered to be hosts, instead of risking it with spending it to be considered by FIBA.In the end, they could be standing there with nothing.

Italy needs to rebuild its team while Nigeria needs to prove its status in Africa by finally winning the African Championship. The British should take aim on the next European Championships where they can prove to be worth to play in the Olympic basketball tournament. Uruguay, Korea, Senegal and Cameroon as well as Israel are behind the mentioned before, as they lack either a strong team or the money and organization to be part of the next World Championship in 2010.
I'm out like making decisions.


Zahra defends himself to the latest attacks - by Mohammed Malas
The Lebanese agent Ahmad Zahra sent to me an e-mail to defend himself toward the last attackes on him from forgein players and some agents...

Below you will find the contents of his e-mail....

hello every body is me the bad person as every body think about me AHMAD ZAHRA....
FIRST OF ALLL I JUST WANT TO SAY FOR EVERY BODDY WHO HIS NAME WILL BE IN HERE AM SORRY FOR THAT BUT I GOTT TO PROTECT MY SELF CZ NOW ALL word will know whats going on excatly.....
I KNOW MORE THAN 10 AGENT BACK IN US AND NOBUDDY WANTS TO BE HOINEST AND DO WHAT SUPOSE TO HAPPEN ALL OF THEM ONLY WANTS TO SELE PLAYERS AND GET MOEY BUT IN THE RIGHT WAY...WHEN THIS BLAIR GUY COEM TO LEBANON BEFORE HE EVEN COME HIS AGENT BACK IN US COATS GUY TRY TO SEND HIM TO ME SINCE LAST 2 YEARS BUT I DIDNT LIKE HIS PROFILE BUT HE CAM ETO ME THIS TIOEM AND HE TOLD ME THAT LOOK THIS GUY NOW CAN SCORE AND CAN DO THIS AND THAT ROB STEELS BLOCK SHOTS AND ALL I WAS LIKE IF HE CAN ALL THOSE KIND OF THING THEN THATS WHAT WE NEEDS HERE AND HE STILL YOUNG I WAS LIKE OK BRING HIM BUT IF HE COEM OUT HERE AND HE NOT GOOD THEN WHAT HE SAID NO DONT WORRY I WAS LIKE OK AS U WANT MAN ..
HE COMES OUT HERE AND I TOOK CARE OF HIM AND HELPED HIM AND ALL FIRST TRY OUT FOR HIM WAS WITH THE BEST TEAM IN LEBANON OH SORRY ONE OF THE BEST TEAM IN THE MIDDDLEAST RIYADI SO HE START PLAYING AND STUF THEN COACH COMES TO ME AND HE SAID U BRINGING ME SLEEPY AND SOFT PLAYER TAKE HIM I DNT NEED HIM IN MY TEAM THEN I TOOK HIM TO OTHER TEAM HOOPS AFTER THAT SAME THING COACH PETER TOLD ME THAT HE OT GOOD PLAYER AND WHEN I TOOK HIM I HAVE ALSO OTHER PLAYER WHO IS MY PLAYER PLAYING WITH THEM ANWTI AUTAHENE GUARD HE TOLD ME SAME THING HE NOT GOOD ...
SO WHAT I DID IN THIS MOMENT I CONTACT THE AGENT BACK IN US I TOLD HIM MAN LOOK WHY U LIED TO AMD SHIT SO NOW WHAT WE DO HE NOT GETTING JOB SO I NEED MY MONEY THAT I ALREADY SPINT ON HIM LIKE HOTELLL AND FOOD AND ALLL HE WAS LIKE I DONT HAVE MONEY ASK HIM HE GOT THENI WENT BACK TO HIM HE SAID NO MONEY I TALKED TO THE AGENT AGAIN HE WAS LIKE MAN HE GOT MONEY ASK HIM MAN HE GOT CREDIT CARDS AND SHIT THEN I TALKE DTO THE PLAYER HE SAID THAT NO MAN THEN THE AGENT TOLD ME AM OUT DO WHATEVA U WANT AM OUT THEN I WAS LIKE MAN I JUST WANT MY MONEY BACK THATS ALL WAY OR OTHER I GET MY MONEY AND ONLY MY MONEY NOT 3500 NO THATS NOT TRUE ONLLY 1200 THATS ALL AND THAT EVEN NOT ALL BUIT IS OK WITH ME..SO MY POINT IS ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT I HAVE IS FROM AGENT SCZ IF TEHY REALLY HONEST WITH ME THEN ALL GOOD....
LET ME TELL U THIS AM THE FIRST AGENT WHO CONTACT SAMAKI WALKER FROM LEBANON AND I GET HIS INFO FROM NBA SCOUTER BRUNO BALTZAR WHO GAME HIS CONTACT THE GUY AND TEH ONLY PERSON WHO BE ALWAYS WITH ME AND TRY TO HELP ME AS MUCH AS HE CAN COACH TONI FROM MOUTAHID SO I GET HIS CONTACT AND I TALKED TO HIS AGENT ANGELA AND SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WILL HAPPY CZ SAMAKI WANTS TO GO TO LEBANON HE DNT WNAT TO STAY IN SYRIA THEN I TALK WITH MR.ELIE MCHANTAF AND WE AGREE ABT THE PLAYER WAS TALKING ABT MONEY WISE AND STUF THEN SUDDENLY A REPORTER GUY FROM SOME CHANNEL JUMPED IN TO THE SITUATION SO ANGELA EMAILED ME AND TOLD ME THAT THERE IS ONE GUY FROM, LEBANON TRYING TO GET THE DEALL I WAS LIKE WHATS HIS NAME I KNEW THE GUY SO I CALLED HIM TO SEE WHATS GOOD SO HE SAID TO ME BRING HIM TO LEBANON AND I WILL GIVE U UR PART OF THE DEALL I WAS LOOK MAN AM ABT TO GET THE DEALL DONE SO I DNT NEED NO BODY HE WAS LIKE MAN LOOK DNT MAKE PROBLEMS JUST LET US MAKE TEH DEALL DONE WE ALL WIL GET MONEY I WAS LIKE OK I GET HIM HERE AND HE PLAYED LIKE FEW MONTHS HERE AN DI DIDNT GET ANY THING AND NOT ONLY THAT EVEN HIS AGENT BACK IN US ANGELA DIDNT GET ANY THING CZ SAMAKI THINKS THAT AHMAD IS THE REPORTER GUY CZ HE KNWOS MY NAME AHMAD SO SAMAKI CALLED ME AND HE SAID AHMAD MAN WHATS GOIN ON I WAS LIEK LOOK MAN I DIDNT GET ANY THING FROM TEH DEALL SO I DUNO U DEALLINGWITH OTHER GUY NOT WITH ME HE WAS LIKE MAN I THOOUGHT AHMAD IS THE REPORTER GUY I WAS LIKE NO MAN THEN ANGELA CONTACT ME AND SHE ASKED ME TO HELP SAMAKI SO I DID WHAT I HAVE TO DO ...
OTHER SITUATION I DONT KNWO IF U GUYS KNOW THE CLEAN LADY MADAM HEND CHABAN ...I MET HER IN HARIRI TOURNOMENT I WAS THEIR A THE HOTELL WITH MY PLAYERS SHE SAW ME WITH PLAYERS SO I KNOW ALL THE TEAMS THERE SO SHE AGENTS TOO SHE SAW ME TALKING TO ALL THE TEAMS AND ALL OF THEM KNOWS ME SHE ASK ME WHO ARE U I WAS LIKE AHMAD THEN SHE TOLD ME OH AM THE BAD PERSON I WAS LIKE WHAT U TALKING ABT SHE SAID PPLK TELLING HER THAT AM TALKING ABT HER BAD I WAS LIKE DO I EVEN KNOW U TO TALK ABT U BAD THEN SHE WAS LIKE TAHTS UR PLAYERS i said yes then one coach coem and ask em for player big guy then she todl me let us work to getther i was liek i dnt have any pro then i put her and soem meeting and let her knwo some teams and stuf then she sighned my player in her company and ione coach was here and in the meeting he from lebanon he said why u let him sighn with her what abt ifshe didnt get uur moy i was like she good so we see then she make dealll from my back and he did it so i told her before from teh start i dnt want any thing for me let them just pay for the hotell his hoteel and then we good so she went to talk with hotell pppl and deall iwth tem tell them that she will pay for his hotell not me then she just deall with the coach from my back and then inot me not the hotell get any thing and i always be in problem cz of agents so now i say even look what she did to me but am not gudge here to judge her i dnt have the right to judge her but all what i can say is i face alot of pro cz of whats she did to me so god see that and trust me it will comes back to her so is all good am really not top guy just normal guy who tryina make soem thing good in my life...
so my point is like example one team here ask me for big guy so when i tell him that i have good player then they pay his tix and all and he comes out here and he not good like what happen with me and riyadi and the player also like rober summers and they didnt like him they will blame me cz they duno him so is all abt agent if they knwo how to sele players and is not abt if they have players its abt GOOD PLAYERS so just for every body knwo
for every body who have any ? for me tahts my info
a_cool85@hotmail.com
0096171613315
i want to say thanks or few persons who helped me mr.gawdat shaker the manager from riyadi,coach toni from moutahid,coach roro..so i think that now u know whats goin on thanks for every body who read that and knwos what is really goin on


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  LIGA AMERICAS   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Leandro GARCIA MORALES
  Halc.Xalapa
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Garcia Moral., Bigua24.3 
 2. Machado, Flamengo24.0 
 3. Leith, Liceo23.7 
 4. Farley, Libertad S.23.3 
 5. McFadgon, Dep.C.22.3 
 6. Figueroa, Arecibo21.7 
 7. Bowie, Halc.Xalapa20.7 
 8. Fleming, Pioneros20.3 
 9. Garcia, Un.19.8 
 10. Wade, Pioner.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torraye BRAGGS
  Malvin
  (203-F/C-76)
  Avg: 10
 1. Braggs, Pioneros10.0 
 2. Agba, U.Concepcion10.0 
 3. Paniagua, Merengue.9.7 
 4. Aubry, Arecibo9.7 
 5. Johnson, Penarol9.3 
 6. Hardwick, U.Concep.9.0 
 7. Lopez, Regatas C.9.0 
 8. Leith, Liceo8.7 
 9. Tintorelli, Regat.8.0 
 10. Gonzalez, Penar.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Abdul MILLS
  Halc.Xalapa
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Mills, Halc.Xalapa6.2 
 2. Hickerson, Halc.Xal.5.7 
 3. Chavarria, Liceo5.0 
 4. Hernandez, U.Concep.5.0 
 5. Cruz, Arecibo4.7 
 6. Silva, Un.4.2 
 7. Sandoval, Merengue.4.0 
 8. Osimani, Bigua3.8 
 9. Braggs, Pioneros3.7 
 10. Jones, Lic.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Leandro GARCIA MORALES
  Halc.Xalapa
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Garcia Moral., Bigua2.7 
 2. Sandoval, Merengue.2.3 
 3. Hickerson, Halc.Xal.2.3 
 4. Ayon, Halc.Xalapa2.3 
 5. Braggs, Pioneros2.3 
 6. Montecchia, Regat.2.3 
 7. Alston, Libertad S.2.0 
 8. Johnson, Penarol2.0 
 9. Martinez, Merengue.2.0 
 10. Antonio, Flamen.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel TAVARES
  Enriquillo
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Tavares, Merengue.1.7 
 2. Santos, Un.1.3 
 3. Johnson, Penarol1.0 
 4. Hardwick, U.Concep.1.0 
 5. Martinez, Merengue.1.0 
 6. Ayon, Halc.Xalapa0.8 
 7. Araujo, Flamengo0.7 
 8. Tintorelli, Regat.0.7 
 9. Patton, Regatas C.0.7 
 10. Young, Big.0.7 


Standings
Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Atenas 1-0 
 2. Quimsa 1-0 
 3. Soles 0-1 
 4. Pitagoras/Minas 0-1 
Group B
 1. Arecibo 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. Halc.Rojos 0-0 
 4. Espartanos 0-0 
Group C
 1. Halc.Xalapa 0-0 
 2. Ciser/Joinville 0-0 
 3. Obras 0-0 
 4. Malvin 0-0 
Group D
 1. Navieros 0-0 
 2. Penarol 0-0 
 3. Universo/BRB 0-0 
 4. Halc.Cordoba 0-0 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.19.8 
 3. Ruikis, Suduva19.2 
 4. Kazevicius, Alytus A.18.1 
 5. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 6. Leonavicius, Sakalai16.5 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.15.9 
 8. Lipkevicius, Aisciai15.6 
 9. Bjelica, Lietuvos.15.6 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakal.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.8 
 2. Tatarunas, Alytus A.8.3 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas8.1 
 4. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.9 
 5. Valukonis, Aisciai7.9 
 6. Watson, Zalgiris7.4 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis7.3 
 8. Vilkius, Neptunas7.3 
 9. Uzas, Nevezis6.7 
 10. Cepukaitis, Aisci.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Broadus, Suduva8.0 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.6 
 3. Low, Siauliai6.2 
 4. Ezerskis, Techasas4.9 
 5. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.9 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.5 
 7. Maceina, Rudupis4.5 
 8. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.3 
 9. Gaska, Perlas4.0 
 10. Kelys, Perl.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.5 
 3. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.3 
 4. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.2 
 5. Kelys, Perlas2.1 
 6. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 7. Parachomikas, Rudup.2.0 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas2.0 
 9. Low, Siauliai1.9 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Suduva
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas1.9 
 3. Begic, Zalgiris1.7 
 4. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.4 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis1.3 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai1.3 
 7. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.1 
 8. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 9. Jurgo, Sakalai1.1 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.1.0 


LKL: Stats leaders after 9 rounds - by Deivis Valiunas
Gytis Sirutavicius (195-F-83) of Techasas leading scorer of LKL after 7 rounds averaging 20.83 points per game. Aurimas Kieza (202-F-82, college: Hofstra) of Suduva leading rebounder with 8.76 rpg. Number 1 in assist is Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-G-82) of Juventus with 6.60 assist per game. Steals king of LKL is Andrius Aleksandrovas (197-G-86) of Alytus averaging 2.83 steals per game.

Points
1.
Gytis Sirutavicius, Techasas 20.83
2. Andrius Aleksandrovas, Alytus 19.83
3. Mantas Ruikis, Suduva 19.17
4. Saulius Kazevicius, Alytus 18.13
5. Darius Griskenas, Techasas 17.57

Rebounds
1.
Aurimas Kieza, Suduva 8.78
2. Vytautas Tatarunas, Alytus 8.30
3. Jonas Valanciunas, Perlas 8.11
4. Paulius Morkeliunas, Juventus 7.90
5. Marius Valukonis, Aisciai 7.86

Assists
1.
Tomas Gaidamavicius, Juventus 6.60
2. Derrick Low, Siauliai 6.22
3. Ernestas Ezerskis, Techasas 4.89
4. Arturas Jomantas, Lietuvos rytas 4.88
5. Gediminas Maceina, Rudupis 4.50

Steals
1.
Andrius Aleksandrovas, Alytus 2.83
2. Bojan Popovic, Lietuvos rytas 2.50
3. Arturas Jomantas, Lietuvos rytas 2.25
4. Vytenis Lipkevicius, Aisciai 2.22
5. Zydrunas Kelys, Perlas 2.13

Blocks
1.
Aurimas Kieza, Suduva 2.67
2. Jonas Valanciunas, Perlas 1.80
3. Mirza Begic, Zalgiris 1.71
4. Vaidas Cepukaitis, Aisciai 1.43
5. Marius Valukonis, Aisciai 1.20



Zalgiris extends Brown - by Simas Baranauskas
Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) was just named the VTB MVP of group round 3 last week after exploding for 37 points and guess what he might get another MVP after scoring 26 points, grabbing 7 boards and getting a valuable victory against CSKA Moscow last night. Brown, the all time Euroleague leading scorer, is leading the VTB league in scoring as of today and has his Lithuanian Club without a loss in both the LKL and BBL leagues. The team already won the BBL Presidents Cup earlier this season. And in spite the Club's struggles in the Euroleague Brown is playing relatively well averaging 13 points, 2 assists and 2 rebounds per game. For his efforts, Zalgiris will announce extending his contract another year. 'I am going to play until I feel I can't add value to a team,' Marcus said in a written statement. 'Judging by how I feel today I could be around a few more years but even after I'm done playing I want to stay around basketball and coach, develop players or work for a Club possibly even in Europe.'

Siauliai land Frank Tolbert - by Eurobasket News
Siauliai signed a deal with Frank Tolbert (193-G-86, college: Auburn). The 23-year-old guard is expected to deepen the teams backcourt. Frank Tolbert spent the previous season in Netherlands. He averaged 12.9 points, 2.8 boards and 1.8 assists per game for the Matrixx Magix. The Auburn graduate tallied 13.4 points, 5.2 boards and 2.2 assists per appearance in his senior college season.


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Diekirch League Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
BBC Nitia - Contern 64-78
Contern handled Nitia on the road to post the ninth win. Ken Diederich (185-G-77) was pivotal with 31 points for Contern. Brandon Gary had 17 points, 8 boards and 4 steals in the victory. Billy McDaniel notched 23 points and 10 boards in the losing effort.

Sparta - Amicale 88-65
Sparta caught up with Amicale in the table beating those at home court. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) knocked down 30 points and collected 14 boards for Sparta. Phil Grant added 15 points and 12 boards in the winning effort. Olivier Haan answered with 15 points for Amicale. Travis DePree notched 13 points and 12 boards in defeat.

Soleuvre - Residence 88-75
Soleuvre scored the third win in the season as they rolled past Residence. Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) came up with 31 points and 10 boards for the winners. David Controguerra contributed 29 points for Soleuvre. MArcus Kennedy notched 23 points for Residence.

Racing - T71 72-104
T71 celebrated the seventh win in the season as they thumped Racing away from home. Tom Schumacher (190-G/F-87, college: Cal.Baptist) scored 29 points to lead the visitors. Frank Muller contributed 26 points and 12 boards in the victory. Dean Gindt delivered 23 points and 10 boards for Racing as they suffered the eleventh straight defeat.



T71 romps all over Racing! Muller with 26/12 double-double!!! - by Alex Meyers
December 5, 2009

Racing 72 -T 71 104

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Frank Muller led T71 past Racing last Saturday night with a 26 point 12 rebound double-double but he was not the game`s scoring leader. That honor went to Tom Schumacher wth 29 points. Denell Stephens (192-G-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Slippery Rock) had one of his better games in recent weeks with a 24-14 double-double of his own. Martin Rajniak rounded out the scoring for the winners with 12 points. Racing was paced by Dean Gindt with a 23/10 double-double.
Corey Largent (200-F-80, college: W.Carolina), the DBBL`s second leading scorer who averages just over 27 points per game was held to 15. Andre Pesch notched 10 points. Racing struggled at the free throw line where they went 3 for 13 for 24%. T71 ruled the boards out-rebounding their opponent 48-30. The game was marred however by a total of 41 turnovers. Racing had 20 and T71 21. Racing and T71 will meet again Tuesday evening December 8th, in Dudelange for the 1/4 Finals of the Luxembourg Cup. In DBBL action, Racing travels to Remich to play Musel Pikes on Sunday, December 13th and T71 will host Sparta on Saturday, December 12th.

Racing: 31 field goals, 7 three pointers, 3 for 13 free throws, 30 rebounds, 20 fouls and 20 turnovers
Largent 15, Gindt, 23, Pesch 10, Weynandt 7, also Groos 0, Hermann 2, Hochmuth 0, Pires 2, Schammo 2, Stojanovic 2, Ural 9 and Weber 0
T 71 Dudelange: 43 field goals, 3 three pointers, 15 for 26 free throws, 48 rebounds, 18 fouls and 21 turnovers
Stephens 24, T. Schumacher 29, Muller 26, Rajniak 12, Ruffato 5, also Abreu 0, Bemtgen 0, Laures 0, Schmit 1, Steinmetz 0 and B. Schumacher 4

Score by quarters: 1st Q 23-24, 2nd Q 13-30, 3rd Q 18-21, 4th Q 18-26, Final 72-104

130 Spectators



Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Etzella 10-1 
 2. Contern 9-2 
 3. Amicale 8-3 
 4. Sparta 8-3 
 5. T71 7-4 
 6. Musel Pikes 6-5 
 7. Soleuvre 3-8 
 8. Residence 3-8 
 9. BBC Nitia 1-10 
 10. Racing 0-11 


Soleuvre wins three of last four! Domonique Crawford with 31/10 performance!! - by Alex Meyers
December 6, 2009

Soleuvre 88 - Residence 75


Soleuvre, Luxembourg
Domonique Crawford dominated in Soleuvre last Sunday afternoon to help his team to their 3rd win in four outings. Soleuvre`s David Controguerra (194-F-86) stepped it up with 29 points to help the winning cause, but Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) tore Residence up for 31 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Hemmen added 10 points and Luc Loesch 11 rebounds. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) of Residence led his team with 23 points followed by Pitt Koster with 17. Marco Leschek and Steve Mangen added 11 and 10 points each. The game was close statistically except for the war on the boards which Soleuvre handily won 48-21. Residence falls to 3-8, but remains in 7th place behind Musel Pikes and just barely ahead of Soleuvre because of a point differential. Soleuvre plays in Steinsel vs. Amicale next on the 12th of December. For Residence, its home against BBC Nitia also on the 12th of December.

Soleuvre: 36 field goals, 3 three pointers, 13 for 20 free throws, 42 rebounds, 18 fouls and 10 turnovers
Hemmen 10 Mertz 0, Crawford 31, Loesch 6, Controguerra 29, also Schreiner 2, Muepu 2, Mersch 0, Kombo 2 and Berthle 6
Residence: 27 field goals, 5 three pointers, 16 for 22 free throws, 21 rebounds, 18 fouls and 5 turnovers
Kennedy 23, Koster 17. Leschek 11, Abdiu 11, Wagener 3, also S. Mangen 10, F. Mangen 0, Bichel 0 and Ruppert 0


Score by quarters: 1st Q 26-22, 2nd Q 19-17, 3rd Q 23-17, 4th Q 20-19, Final 88-75
275 Spectators



Sparta dominates Amicale for 23 point win! Larrie Smith with 30 points 14 rebounds!!! - by Alex Meyers
December 6, 2009

Sparta 88 - Amicale 65

Bertrange, Luxembourg
Amicale had one good quarter (the 3rd) in a game which was otherwise a blowout win for Sparta. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) was back to form with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Phil Grant (202-G/F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Iona) shone as well with 15 points and 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 asssits. Patrick Arbaut added 10 points and 4 assists. Amicale was led in scoring by Olivier Haan with 15 points. Travis DePree (199-F/C-83, college: Albion) scored 13 and grabbed 12 rebounds in defeat. Sam Ney added 10 points for Amicale, who with the road loss, drop to 8-3 to remain in a respectable 4th place in the DBBL. Amicale was missing Chris Scholtes and Christopher Jones who between them score 22.8 points per game. With the victory, Sparta improves to 8-3 and are in 3rd place. Up next for Sparta is a trip to Dudelange to face T71 on Friday December 11th. Then a few days later they will host Musel Pikes in the Cup of Luxembourg 1/4 Finals on Wedensday the 16th of December.

Sparta: 30 field goals, 6 three pointers, 22 for 27 free throws, 48 rebounds, 17 fouls and 16 turnovers
Smith 30, Grant 15, Arbaut 10, Engel 2, Hublart 7, also Wolzfeld 2, Weiler 8, Wagner 9, Nittler 0, and Buzasi 5
Amicale: 23 field goals, 7 three pointers, 12 for 21 fre throws, 26 rebounds, 27 fouls and 17 turnovers
DePree 13, Haan 15, Ney 10, Schartz 6, Zianveni 2, also Gillardin 1, Birenbaum 9, Rausch 9 and Steinmetz 0


Technical foul: 22' Birenbaum (A); Fouled out: 29' Birenbaum (A), 32' Ney (A)

Score by quarters: 1st Q 23-15, 2nd Q 32-16, 3rd Q 17-25, 4th Q 16-9, Final 88-65
380 Spectators



Standings - Nationale 2
N2 Standings
1. Basket Esch 8-1
2. Heffingen 6-3
3. BC Mess 6-3
4. Mondorf 5-4
5. Black Star 4-5
6. Pall Arel Basket 3-6
7. Grengewald 2-7
8. Telstar Hesperange 2-7


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
DBBL STATS Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
Walters, Pikes 27.2
Largent, Racing 27.1
Crawford, Zol. 25.8
Scott, Etzella 23.0
Smith, Sparta 22.7
Delgado, Etz. 22.09
Kennedy, Res. 22.0
Diederich, Con. 21.8
McDaniel, Nitia 21.2
Muller, T71 21.0
Rebounds Per Game
McDaniel Nit. 14,2
Gary, Cont. 13,0
Kennedy, Walf. 12,1
Grant, Spa. 11,2
Walters, Pik. 11,1
Smith, Spa. 10,7
Largent, Rac. 9,70
Blocks Per Game
Gary, Contern 5,67
Scott, Etzella 3,23
DePree, Amic. 1,34
McDaniel Nitia 1,23
Grant, Sparta 1,13
Smith, Spa. 0,80


Contern wins with big first quarter!! Ken Diederich leads all scorers with 31!! - by Alex Meyers
December 5, 2009

BBC Nitia 64 - AB Contern 78

Bettembourg, Luxembourg
For three quarters, Nitia played well last Saturday evening in Bettembourg as they outscored the defending DBBL Champs Contern in the final period
20-15. Unfortunately for Nitia, the game is played for 4 quarters. The 1st period was the most important of the night for the visitors as they came ready to play,
holding Nitia to 10 as they tallied 27 for a 17 point lead. They rode that lead to the end to sneek away with a 14 point victory. Ken Diederich (185-G-77) dropped 31 points for Contern (9-2). Brandon Gary (202-F-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hutchinson CC) added 17 and Gilles Becker 14. Contern shot 67% from 2pt. range and hit 84% of their free throws committing only 8 turnovers on the night. Nitia out-rebounded Contern 35-22, but had trouble from the field in shooting and from the charity stripe where they suffered at 50% making only 8 of 16 free throws. Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ark.-Monticello) grabbed another double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Stephane Ribeiro Da Silva and Carlo Muller added 11 and 10 points respectively. Contern will face Mondorf (+10) on Wednesday, December 9th in Mondorf in the Cup of Luxembourg 1/4 finals. Nitia will face Residence in Walferdange on Saturday, December 12th. Up next in DBBL action for Contern will be a home game against league leader Etzella also on Saturday, December 12.

BBC Nitia: 25 field goals, 6 three pointers, 8 for 16 free throws,35 rebounds, 16 fouls and 18 turnovers
McDaniel 23, Di Bartholomeo 5, Muller 10, J. Bintz 5, Ribeiro Da Silva 11, also Pinto 0, Lakaf 2, Kuhlmann 8, Biver 0, P. Bintz 0 and Binna 0
AB Contern: 29 field goals, 5 three pointers, 15 for 18 free throws, 22 rebounds and 8 turnovers
Diederich 31, Gary 17, Becker 14, Jeitz 9, Braun 2, also Bissener 2, Schroeder 1 and Majerus 0

Score by quarters: 1st Q 10-27, 2nd Q 15-16, 3rd Q 19-20, 4th Q 20-15, Final 64-78
150 Spectators


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Atenas hold off Soles in Liga Americas - by Eurobasket News
Atenas - Soles 89:74

Atenas posted the first win in Group A of the Liga Americas. They defeated Soles de Mexicali at home court to climb on top of the standings. Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) scored 21 points and grabbed 6 boards to lead the charge.
Juan Locatelli ensured a quick start for the hosts. Atenas took the lead and built a 22:17 advantage into the second quarter. Atenas continued to adjust well in the court as they exploded with 28 points in the second frame boosting the margin at 15 points at halftime. Things hardly changed after the main break. Atenas kept their opponents at bay as the gap grew at 18 points with one quarter remaining. Soles de Mexicali finally got things rolling in the fourth term but it was too late to try and save the game. Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) and Andre Laws (186-G-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: San Diego) scored 16 points each for Atenas. Juan Pablo Cantero had 15 points in the victory. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) responded with 24 points for Soles. Christian Lopez (183-G/F) netted 14 points in defeat.
Atenas will next take on Quimsa, while Soles will face Minas.

Atenas: Diego Lo Grippo 21, Djibril Kante 16, Andre Laws 16
Soles: Anthony Pedroza 24, Christian Lopez 14



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Macau nip Mongolia for first win in Hong Kong - by Eurobasket News
Macau - Mongolia 92:89

Macau celebrated the first win at the 2009 East Asian Games. They overcame Mongolia in the third round in Group A. Chi Seng Fong knocked down 26 points and collected 8 rebounds to pace Macau to the initial success at the tournament. Mongolia suffered the third straight defeat and remained at the bottom of the ladder.
The start of the game belonged to Mongol team. They exploded with 31 points in the first quarter to spur in front. Mongolia enjoyed a 6-point lead at the first intermission. But Macau quickly came back to life and reacted with a 23:17 second period to deny the distance. The teams entered the second half all tied at 48. Mongolia once again surged ahead in the third stanza. Battur Ganbold delivered regularly for Mongolia as they eked out a 3-point lead into the fourth quarter. Mongolia were up by three points with 59 seconds to go in regulation. But Chi Seng Leong fired from downtown to put Macau on level terms. Chi Wa Chio followed with three freebies in the dying seconds as Macau sealed the winning outcome at the end.
Chin Pang Lei finished with 18 points for Macau. Tong-Fai Cheong netted 12 points for the winners. Battur Ganbold answered with 25 points for Mongolia. Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg (196-F-88) had 21 points and 7 boards in defeat.

Macau: Chi Seng Fong 26, Chin Pang Lei 18, Tong Fai Cheong 12
Mongolia: Battur Ganbold 25, Uuganbayar Oyuntsetseg 21



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Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Lovcen 5-2 
 2. Gorstak 5-2 
 3. Danilovgrad 5-2 
 4. Ulcijn 5-2 
 5. Mornar Bar 4-3 
 6. Jedinstvo 3-4 
 7. Mogren 3-4 
 8. Teodo Tivat 2-5 
 9. ABS Primorje 2-5 
 10. Primorje-M. 1-6 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Ljubovic 6-0 
 2. S.Centar 4-2 
 3. Sutjeska 4-2 
 4. KK Podgorica 3-2 
 5. Un.Mediteran 3-3 
 6. Buducnost II 3-3 
 7. Rudar 2-3 
 8. Centar BP 2-4 
 9. Ibar Rozaje 1-5 
 10. Zeta 1-5 


MNT1A 7 Round : New win for Mornar and Jednistvo - by Dragan Scepanovic

BC ABS PRIMORJE Herceg Novi 68 :72 BC MORNAR Bar
IGALO - SC Igalo.Spect 100. Reff: Koljensic (Pg), Kaludjerovic (Niksic), Popovic (Podgorica).By-Q. : 26:25, 20:16, 11:21, 11:10.
ABS PRIMORJE: Bulatovic, Djokovic 7, Tmusic, Djuricic, Abaspahic 5, Drincic, Misnjic, Medic, Vujovic 16, Ivan Zejak 15, Mandic 22, Savovic 3.
MORNAR: Pesic 6, Djurisic 21, Samojlovic 2, Mihailovic, Djeljosevic 8, Radovic 10, Stalings 7, Dobrovic, Ljujic, Vujosevic 4, Braun 12, Gagic 2.

BC JEDINSTVO Bijelo Polje 79 : 72 BC GORSTAK Kolasin
BIJELO POLJE - SC Nikoljac.Spect 700. Reff: Jokic, Sundic and Savovic (Podgorica). By-Q. : 17:12,21:21,20:22,21:17.
JEDINSTVO: Zarko Dragicevic (188-G-81) 2, Usovic, Lekovic 7 (1-0), Miljic 6, Omerovic 14, Babaca 10 (2-1), Sekularac, Entoni, Grdinic 2, Nedovic 10 (2- 2), Ljujic 9 (2-2), Draskovic 19.
GORSTAK: Dragan Pejic (187-G-76), Todic, Scepanovic 2, Stojkovic 8 (2-2), B. Bulatovic, Pekovic 8 (2-2), G. Bulatovic 18 (8-7) , Boban Medenica (201-F-87) 18 (2-2), Marko Rakocevic (205-C-83) 2, (2-2), Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) 22 (10-4), Djuknic, Grujic.



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Gold Rush 7-1 after home win over Philander Smith - by Richard
Devin Andrew (6'4''-G) scored 14 points Friday and did not miss a second-half shot to help Xavier (LA) hold off Philander Smith for a 69-60 men's basketball victory.
It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Gold Rush (7-1), which will play its next six games on the road after playing its first eight at home.
Andrew scored 10 second-half points and was 3-of-3 from floor and 4-of-4 from the line. He made the free throws in the final 24 seconds after Philander Smith (4-3) trimmed a 16-point deficit to five by the final minute.
Reserves Cordell Hadnot and DeRonn Scott also scored in double figures for Xavier, which played for the first time in 11 days. Hadnot scored 11 points -- nine in the second half -- and Scott had a career-high-tying 10.
Brandon Bell made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points for the Panthers. Gavin Jones scored 12, and Carlos Collier had 11.
Xavier had 11-0 and 12-0 first-half runs but still led by just 32-25 at the break after Bell and Jones combined for 22 points for the Panthers. The Rush led twice by 16 in the second half, the last time at 59-43 on Scott's basket at 4:56.
Bell and Collier scored eight points during the next 4 minutes to close to 65-60 with 29 seconds remaining, but Andrew clinched the victory with free throws. Andrew finished 6-of-6 from the line and is 41-of-45 for the season. He's 15-of-15 in the past three games.
Xavier outshot the Panthers 43 to 31 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 50-30. Hadnot and Ryan DeRousselle each grabbed nine for the Rush, and DeRousselle's total was a career high.
Philander Smith, an NAIA Division II school, dressed eight players, and none of its reserves scored. Xavier's bench combined for 32 points.
Xavier beat Philander Smith for the third time in four seasons and leads the series 5-0. The Rush won at The Barn for the 22nd time in 25 games dating to February 2008.
Xavier's next game will start at 2 p.m. Dec. 12 against Texas College -- the only team to defeat the Rush this season -- in the Wiley Classic at Marshall, Texas. Philander Smith, loser of two straight after a four-game winning streak, will remain in the city and play SUNO at 5 p.m. Saturday.
source: Xavier (LA)


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Sunday's games (5) review - by Eurobasket News
New Jersey N. - New York K. 97-106
Larry Hughes (6'5''-G-79, college: St.Louis) scored 16 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and the Knicks sent the Nets back to their losing ways with a 106-97 victory Sunday. Al Harrington (6'9''-F-80) top-scored for the Knicks with 26 points and also had 14 rebounds beside that. David Lee (6'9''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida) collected 24 pts and 9 rebs. In the loosing squad, Chris Douglas-Roberts (6'7''-G-87, college: Memphis) posted 26 pts.

Cleveland C. - Milwaukee B. 101-86
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) had 14 points and 10 assists for his fourth straight double-double. After opening the season 3-3, the Cavaliers have gone 12-2 to improve to 15-5. Delonte West (6'4''-G-83, college: St.Joseph's) led Cleveland in scoring last night with 21 points. Brandon Jennings (6'0''-G-89) delivered 24 for the Bucks.

Washington W. - Detroit P. 94-98
Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) stepped up for the Pistons with 25 points. Charlie Villanueva (6'10''-F-84, college: Connecticut) had 18 and Will Bynum (5'11''-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech) helped with 16 pts. Caron Butler (6'7''-F-80, college: Connecticut) had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Earl Boykins (5'6''-G-76, college: E.Michigan) scored 18 for the Wizards, who lost in coach Flip Saunders' first game at the Palace since being fired by Detroit after the 2007-08 season.

Miami Heat - Sacramento K. 115-102
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) was his usual self with 34 points and 10 assists, Dorell Wright (6'8''-G/F-85) had the breakout game he has been seeking, scoring a season-high 19 points in the Heat's 115-102 victory over the Kings. Quentin Richardson (6'5''-F-80, college: De Paul) and Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) helped with 20 pts each. Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) shined in loss with 30 points.

Phoenix Suns - LA Lakers 88-108
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 26 points and Ron Artest (6'7''-G-79, college: St.John's) added 15 points and 5 steals as the Lakers raced away from Phoenix in the second half. Eight of their nine wins in a row have been at Staples Center, where the Lakers play 17 of their first 21 overall. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) added 14 pts in this victory. Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Suns.


Nets add Del Harris to coaching staff - by Eurobasket News
The New Jersey Nets added assistant Del Harris to interim head coach Kiki Vandeweghe's staff on Friday.

Vandeweghe replaced Lawrence Frank, who was fired on Sunday prior to the Nets' 106-87 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers that tied them for the worst start to a season. The Nets then lost, 117-101, to Dallas on Wednesday to set the record with an 0-18 mark.

The 72-year-old Harris joins Tom Barrise, John Loyer, Roy Rogers and Doug Overton as the other Nets assistants. Harris served in an identical role with Chicago last season under bench boss Vinny Del Negro.

Prior to his time with the Bulls, Harris was an assistant coach with Dallas from 2000-08 and brings over 50 years of coaching experience to the Nets including 30-plus seasons in the NBA. As a head coach, Harris has compiled a career record of 556-457 in parts of 14 seasons with the Lakers, Milwaukee and Houston, reaching the playoffs 11 times. He received the NBA's Coach of the Year award in 1995 after guiding the Lakers to a 48-34 record.


Courtesy of www.kirotv.com


Spurs assign Malik Hairston to Austin Toros of D-League - by Eurobasket News
The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have assigned guard Malik Hairston (6'6''-G-87, college: Oregon) to the Austin Toros, the NBA Development League team owned and operated by the Spurs.

Hairston has appeared in eight games with San Antonio this season where he averaged 0.8 points in 4.1 minutes.

Last season Hairston split the year between San Antonio and Austin. In 15 games with the Spurs he averaged 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds. In Austin, he earned All-D-League Honorable Mention after averaging 22.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 30 games.

Hairston was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 48th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and was acquired by San Antonio in exchange for the draft rights to Goran Dragic. He spent the 2008 training camp with San Antonio where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in six preseason games before being waived on 10/26.


Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  Denver N.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30.4
 1. Anthony, Denver N.30.4 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers28.9 
 3. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.1 
 4. James, Clevelan.27.3 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat27.1 
 6. Nowitzki, Dallas M.26.7 
 7. Ellis, Golde S.24.7 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.4 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.24.4 
 10. Johnson, Atlanta.21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald WALLACE
  Charlotte B.
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Wallace, Charlotte B.12.2 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.12.1 
 3. Bosh, Toronto R.12.1 
 4. Noah, Chicago B.11.8 
 5. Camby, LA Clippers11.0 
 6. Boozer, Utah Jazz10.9 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.10.8 
 8. Duncan, San A.10.8 
 9. Okafor, N.Orlean.10.2 
 10. Lee, New York.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 2. Williams, Utah Jazz10.0 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.7 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.0 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.8 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.4 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers6.9 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..6.9 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.6.5 
 10. Calderon, Tor.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.6 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.4 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers2.3 
 4. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 5. Ariza, Houston R.2.2 
 6. Lee, New Jersey N.2.1 
 7. Iguodala, Philadel.2.1 
 8. Brewer, Minnesot.2.0 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.9 
 10. Brewer, Utah Ja.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh SMITH
  Atlanta H.
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Smith, Atlanta H.2.6 
 2. Dampier, Dallas M.2.3 
 3. Lopez, New J.2.3 
 4. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 5. Camby, LA Clippers2.1 
 6. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 7. Duncan, San A.2.1 
 8. Perkins, Boston C.2.0 
 9. Dalembert, Philad.2.0 
 10. Okafor, N.Orle.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 16-4 
 2. Toronto R. 9-13 
 3. New York K. 7-15 
 4. Philadelph.76 5-16 
 5. New Jersey N. 1-19 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 15-5 
 2. Milwaukee B. 9-10 
 3. Detroit P. 8-12 
 4. Chicago B. 7-11 
 5. Indiana P. 6-12 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 16-4 
 2. Atlanta H. 14-6 
 3. Miami Heat 11-9 
 4. Charlotte B. 8-11 
 5. Washington W. 7-12 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 16-5 
 2. Portland TB 13-9 
 3. Utah Jazz 12-8 
 4. Oklah.City T. 11-9 
 5. Minnesota T. 3-17 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 16-3 
 2. Phoenix Suns 15-6 
 3. Sacramento K. 9-10 
 4. LA Clippers 9-11 
 5. Golde State W. 6-14 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 14-7 
 2. Houston R. 11-9 
 3. San Antonio S. 9-9 
 4. N.Orleans H. 8-11 
 5. Memphis G. 8-12 


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Former Pro Basketball Player, Indiana University and Blue Chips Star Matt Nover is Coaching in Portugal! - by Kasia
Matt Nover (203-F/C-70, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Indiana) has officialy retired from playing professional basksetball and has taken the next step in his career as the Head Coach of Sport Clube Beira Mar in Aveiro, Portugal. Matt, who was a star basketball player at Indiana University for legendary Coach Bobby Knight, also appeared in the major motion picture Blue Chips as one of the lead actors along side Shaquille O'Neill and Penny Hardaway. Matt portayed basketball star Ricky Roe from French Lick, Indiana in Blue Chips as he was one of the top recruits in the Country. Matt had a few stops in NBA camps with the Charlotte Bobcats and the Denver Nuggets twice before he headed overseas to begin his long career playing professionally for 15 years. During that time Matt also had the honor of playing for the Portugeuse National Team in international competition. According to Matt, 'My experience of playing basketball for 15 years was, and still is, priceless. It was a truely unique and enriching journey that brought me into contact with wonderful people, players, cultures and places. I am now very fortunate to be living and coaching here so that I can give back so much that I have learned'. Matts vast experiences over the years has him more than prepared to relate to players and lead any team in the right direction. According to Matt's agent, Chris Warren, 'I have known Matt for many years through competing against him in basketball and as his agent. You will not find a better person than Matt. Matt is more than prepared to be an excellent head Coach at any level and his vast experience with Coach Knight along with the many knowledgable coaches that he played for Overseas have him ready to begin a new chapter of his life in basketball'. Matt's Beira Mar team is off to a good start and looking strong with a 4-3 record so far in League play and 2-1 in the Portugeuse Cup, having already qualified for the Final 16. Matt is married to a beautiful Portugeuse woman, Claudia and they have one son together. Matt and is wife bought a house in Portugal a few years back and have been living in Portugal ever since.
Everyone here at Eurobasket would like to congatulate Matt and wish him good luck as he begins his coaching career.



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Nigeria and Madagascar presentation afrobasket 2011 - by Enoma Ugheghe
After Cte dIvoire, Nigeria and Madagascar are the two other pretendant for the hosting of the 2011 men Afrobasket . NBBF president Tijani Umar and Malagasy basketball president Jean Michel Ramaroson did the presentation of their program , this part of the presentation is just the preliminaries for the one that is going to happen in January 2011 IN Cairo, Egypt.

Secretary general, Alphonse Bile gave both of the three candidates some advices to improve their presentation for the next meeting in Cairo, EGYPT next month in front of fiba africa central board



2010 FIBA World Championship draw for men in Turkey - by Enoma Ugheghe
ISTANBUL (2010 FIBA World Championship) - With the Wild Cards for next years FIBA World Championship announced shortly, all the participating teams will be known in time for the draw. The draw will be held at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul on Tuesday, 15th December 2009 at 11:30AM local time (10:30AM CET) With personalities from all quarters of the basketball world sure to be present, including top players, coaches and officials, it is an event in the basketball calendar not to be missed. Expect plenty of on the spot reaction to an event that is certain to have an important say in the unfolding of World Basketballs biggest tournament.

Twenty-four teams go into the hat for the draw.
Twenty teams are already qualified and will be joined by the four wild card teams, which will be chosen by the Central Board during their meeting in Istanbul and revealed on 13th December.

Angola - Argentina - Australia - Brazil - Canada - China - Croatia - France - Greece - Iran - Ivory Coast - Jordan - New Zealand - Puerto Rico - Serbia - Slovenia - Spain - Tunisia - Turkey - USA - wild card 1 - wild card 2 - wild card 3 - wild card 4

All media representatives are cordially invited to attend the draw. In case of interest please contact the Turkish Basketball Federation at sancars@tbf.org.tr.

The draw for the 2010 FIBA World Championship can be seen live on turkey2010.fiba.com

Draw and Competition Format
The draw will divide the 24 teams into 4 groups of 6 teams, with each team playing the other five teams in their respective groups. Following the group stage, the top placed four teams from each group (16 teams) progress to the Eighth Finals, at which point the competition continues through to the Finals in a standard knock-out format.

The Championship will be played in Turkey in the cities of Ankara, Kayseri, Istanbul and Izmir between 28th August and 12th September 2010.

Quick Facts about the FIBA World Championship
Held every 4 years, the FIBA World Championship determines the worlds top nation in mens basketball. The tournament was first held in 1950 in Argentina and the sixteenth edition will be played next year Turkey.

Seven different teams have been crowned World Champions. Leading the medal table are the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and the USA, all having won the Championship three times. Spain are defending the title they won in Japan in 2006, while Argentina are currently the worlds best ranked basketball nation.

The 2010 FIBA World Champion will automatically qualify for the 2012 Olympic Basketball Tournament in London.



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Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Kongsberg 9-1 
 2. Kristiansand 8-2 
 3. Langhus 5-4 
 4. Trondheim 5-5 
 5. NTNUI 5-6 
 6. OSI 5-6 
 7. Centrum 4-6 
 8. Varden 4-6 
 9. Askoy 4-6 
 10. Persbraaten 1-8 


BLNO Stats Leaders
BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Hafford, Ulriken 38.0
2 Lawrence, Tromso 25.5
3 Eskeland, Ulriken 22.2
4 Williams, Tromso 21.0
5 Karlsen, Asker 20.2
Rebounds Per Game
1 Mullenax, Ulriken 12.5
2 Woodson, Harstad 11.1
3 Gray, Baerum 10.7
4 Williams, Tromso 10.6
5 Oatis, Baerum 10.5
Assists Per Game
1 Elgmork, Baerum 6.3
2 Mahnin, Asker 5.2
3 Diomande, Harstad 4.6
4 Mihaylov, Tromso 4.3
5 Hinsch, Ammerud 4.2


Div1 Stats Leader
1Div Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Noonan, Kr.sand 32.5
2 Trobe, Trondheim 29.2
3 Gjeset, Trondheim 28.0
4 Rodgers, Centrum 21.8
5 Gustavsen, BK 19.8
5 Mariampillai, Kr.sand 19.2
Rebounds Per Game
1 Gjeset, Trondheim 18.0
2 Nimubona, Persbraten 12.0
3 Solbakken, Askoy 10.1
4 Wiken, Trondheim 9.6
5 Wanvik, Trondheim 8.7
Assists Per Game
1 Randolph, Langhus 6.0
2 Rodgers, Centrum 4.7
3 Omre, Askoy 4.0
3 Trobe, Trondheim 4.0
5 Danielsen, Kr.sand 3.8


BLNO Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Gimle - Froya 97-65
Gimle improved to 10-4 record beating Froya 97:65. Ryan Lancaster (193-G-85, college: Holy Family) stepped up with 27 points for the winners and Bullock Peter posted 23. Kombat Miilah finished the night with 18 points in the losing effort.

Tromso - Harstad 93-84
Tromso rolled over Harstad 93:84 at the Regular Season Round 15. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80) paced all the winners with 20 points and Lawrence Matthew collected 18 points and 8 boards. Diomande Ahmed chipped in 25 points in the losing case.

Asker - Baerum 79-81
Asker suffered their first loss as they were beaten by Baerum 79:81. Christer Elgmork (180-G-87) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Donald Oatis (206-F/C-79, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Wilberforce) added 19 points and 10 rebounds. Karlsen Ronny finished the night with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the losing case.

Ammerud - Ulriken 84-96
Ulriken celebrated the initial victory in the league to improve to 1-13 record after 96:84 over Ammerud. Paul Hafford (193-G-84, college: Portland St.) exploded with 38 points and Eskeland Audun followed him with 28. Hinsch Christian and Troni Fitim produced 16 points each in defeat.



Noonan makes Pirates a winning team, Centrum lost two - by Kaare Vangen
John Noonan (196-G, college: Ursinus) had 42 points in the 106-85 win for Kristiansand Pirates over OSI. His ballhandling and shooting made things look easy and left OSI behind for good. He had a slow start in the first period but when he started, he just took off and was on fire. Pirates had no trouble winning over a hard fighting OSI team. Pirates lost with Noonan against BK Miners but is looking like a winning team now. Pirates rotated 8 players and gave 3 more minor minutes. Helge Ramstad (185-G-88) was back after back problems.

Centrum Tigers have been seen as a 'dark horse' this season but failed twice in Trondheim this weekend. The teams from 3 to 9 all have 8 or 10 points so every game counts when the playoff slots are going to be filled. NTNUI and Trondheim Tornadoes were happy for wins.

Askoy have been strong at home but failed in Tromso when they met Varden. Only six players didn't help much either so Varden took a controlled win.

Langhus with floor leader Terrance Randolph (180-G-71, college: Va Intermont) scoring 17 points and dishing out 6 assists had no trouble with Persbraaten.


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PBA: Round 17 review - by Eurobasket News
Burger King - Rain or Shine 101-99
Burger King celebrated in a high-scoring game against Rain or Shine mostly owing to Mark Yee (191-F-84), who collected 21 points and 7 rebounds. Gary David (187-G/F-78) had 17 and JR Quinahan (198-C-84) helped with 16 points, plus 9 boards. In the loosing squad, Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85, college: George Mason) shined with 25 pts and 7 boards.

Purefoods - Ginebra 89-81
Purefoods was too strong fro Ginebra moving up to 7-4 score. Roger Yap (186-G-77) was a key player in this victory nailing 21 points in 24 minutes. Cyrus Baguio (188-G-80) delivered 19 points for the Kings.

San Miguel - Santa Lucia 110-94
December 4 - Ninth victory of the season for San Miguel, whose best player was Dondon Hontiveros (188-G-77) with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Mike Cortez (183-G-80, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles) was second scorer in this victory with 14 pts. Nelbert Omolon (196-F/G-80) was on fire in loss scoring 20 pts.

Talk N Text - Coca-Cola 107-104
Talk N Text had Mark Cardona (180-G/F-81) and Harvey Carey (191-F-79, college: Sonoma St.) on fire with 21 and 20 points respectively. Cardona also registered 8 rebounds and 8 assists beside that, while Carey added 14 boards. Mark Macapagal (188-G-79) netted 23 points for the Tigers.

Coca-Cola - Purefoods 79-88
December 2 - James Yap (191-F/G-82) was a key player fro the Giants with 22 points, Peter June Simon (186-G-82) scored 18. Larry Rodriguez (193-F) shined in defeat nailing 21 points and pulling down 9 rebounds.

Ginebra - Barako Bull 88-76
December 4 - Ronald Tubid (186-G-81) was totally the best player in this victory with 30 points. Eric Menk (199-F-74, college: L.Superior) had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while JC Intal (195-C-83) helped with 14 pts. Leomar Najorda (191-F-82) answered with 14 pts in defeat.

Rain or Shine - Talk N Text 95-93
December 2 - Tiny victory for Rein or Shine. Ryan Arana (186-G-83) was the leading player with 20 points and 7 boards and Jeffrei Chan (191-F-83) helped Rain or Shine with 14 pts, 5 rebs and 5 assist. Harvey Carey and Ali Peek netted 14 pts and grabbed 8 boards in for the Texters.


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Cardona, Talk N.19.8 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.5 
 3. Tubid, Ginebra17.8 
 4. Williams, Santa Lucia16.7 
 5. Miller, Alaska16.7 
 6. Alapag, Talk N Text15.3 
 7. Tenorio, Alaska14.9 
 8. Hontiveros, San M.14.8 
 9. Raymundo, Puref.14.7 
 10. Buenafe, Burger.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia13.6 
 2. Santos, San Miguel10.5 
 3. Reavis, Purefoods9.3 
 4. Espinas, Santa L.9.1 
 5. Pena, San Miguel9.1 
 6. Carey, Talk N Text8.3 
 7. Reyes, Rain o.7.6 
 8. Crisano, Barako Bull7.6 
 9. Raymundo, Puref.7.4 
 10. Yee, Burger Ki.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy ALAPAG
  Talk N Text
  (178-G-77)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Alapag, Talk N Text5.9 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 3. Villanueva, San M.5.2 
 4. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.2 
 5. Miller, Alaska4.9 
 6. Yeo, Santa Lucia4.7 
 7. Abarrientos, Gineb.4.4 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska4.0 
 9. Reyes, Santa Lucia3.7 
 10. Yap, Purefoo.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia1.9 
 2. Williams, Santa Lucia1.9 
 3. Santos, San Miguel1.9 
 4. Artadi, Purefoods1.6 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.1.6 
 6. Abarrientos, Gineb.1.6 
 7. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.5 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Buenafe, Burger K.1.3 
 10. Villanueva, San.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Peek, Talk N Text1.9 
 2. Santos, San Miguel1.9 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.5 
 4. Thoss, Alaska1.4 
 5. Maierhofer, Puref.1.3 
 6. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.0 
 7. Pennisi, San Miguel0.9 
 8. Williams, Santa Lucia0.8 
 9. Hontiveros, San M.0.8 
 10. Mamaril, Gineb.0.8 


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Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. MMKS DG 10-2 
 2. Zastal ZG 9-3 
 3. Siarka T. 9-3 
 4. Sokol L. 7-3 
 5. Spojnia S. 7-4 
 6. Big Star 7-5 
 7. LKS Lodz 7-6 
 8. Znicz Basket 6-7 
 9. MOSiR Krosno 6-7 
 10. Start Lublin 5-6 
 11. Tempcold AZS 4-7 
 12. Sudety JG 4-7 
 13. Trefl SSA 4-7 
 14. Zubry 4-8 
 15. Gornik Wal. 2-9 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 2-9 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Astoria 11-0 
 2. SKK S-ce 10-1 
 3. Norgips 8-3 
 4. Nowy Dwor Gd. 8-4 
 5. MMKS Pierniki 7-4 
 6. Tur B.Podl. 7-5 
 7. Zuraw Gn. 7-5 
 8. Harmattan 6-5 
 9. Legia W-wa 5-5 
 10. GKS Korsarz 4-7 
 11. AZS Olsztyn 4-7 
 12. Assec.Prokom 3 3-9 
 13. Zyrardow 2-9 
 14. OSSM W-wa 1-10 
 15. OSSM Sopot 0-10 
Group B
 1. Szczecin 8-1 
 2. Open Basket 8-1 
 3. Ksiezak L. 7-1 
 4. Poznan 7-1 
 5. Kutno 6-3 
 6. Nysa Klodzko 5-2 
 7. Opolska 5-3 
 8. Pogon P. 5-5 
 9. WKK Wroclaw 3-6 
 10. Slask Wroclaw 2-6 
 11. Skierniewice 2-6 
 12. Stal Ostrow 2-7 
 13. OSSM Wroc. 1-9 
 14. Kalisz 0-0 
 15. KKS Siechn. 0-9 
Group C
 1. Rosasport 10-0 
 2. Tarnow II 9-2 
 3. AZS Pol. Cz-wa 7-3 
 4. MCKiS Jaw. 6-3 
 5. Pogon RS 5-4 
 6. Mickiewicz 5-5 
 7. AZS Radom 5-5 
 8. Bytom 4-5 
 9. Alba 4-5 
 10. Cracovia 4-6 
 11. Staco Niepol. 4-6 
 12. MKS Limanowa 2-8 
 13. Wisla Krakow 1-10 
 14. OSSM S.Wola 1-10 
 15. Unia 0-0 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.21.3 
 2. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.20.8 
 3. Celej, Start Lublin19.4 
 4. Pacocha, Big Star19.2 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.18.8 
 6. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 7. Dloniak, Spojnia S.18.1 
 8. Piechowicz, MMKS D.17.1 
 9. Mis, Siarka T.17.1 
 10. Flieger, Zastal16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.12.4 
 2. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 3. Kulikowski, Zubry10.1 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.8 
 5. Nowakowski, Tempco.9.6 
 6. Storozynski, Trefl S.9.4 
 7. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.3 
 8. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.0 
 9. Mis, Siarka T.8.8 
 10. Nowak, Sudety8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.9 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.4 
 3. Baran, Siarka T.6.2 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 5. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.3 
 6. Kalinowski, Zastal Z.4.2 
 7. Pacocha, Big Star4.0 
 8. Mordzak, Trefl SSA4.0 
 9. Szczypka, MMKS D.3.9 
 10. Rapucha, Zub.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG4.1 
 2. Krupa, Siarka T.3.1 
 3. Sikora, Trefl SSA3.1 
 4. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 5. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 6. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.7 
 7. Mielczarek, Big Star2.7 
 8. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.5 
 9. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.4 
 10. Chodkiewicz, Zastal.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry3.0 
 2. Milewski, AZS A.2.0 
 3. Mis, Siarka T.1.8 
 4. Lisewski, MMKS D.1.8 
 5. Salamonik, Big Star1.5 
 6. Pisarczyk, LKS Lodz0.9 
 7. Zielinski, MMKS D.0.8 
 8. Deja, MOSiR K.0.8 
 9. Marculewicz, Siarka T.0.8 
 10. Wojdyr, Trefl S.0.8 


ISS Sportino Inowroclaw sign Quinton Day - by Eurobasket
ISS Sportino Inowroclaw signed 25-year old American guard Quinton Day (185-G-84, college: UMKC, agency: Strategic Sports). Day played most recently at Aris Thessaloniki (Greece). While playing 13 games for Sokol Znicz Jaroslaw last season 2008-09 his stats were: 17.7ppg (5th best in the league), 3.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.8spg and in March 09 signed at Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya (Turkey-TBL). he also manged to be a part of the Polish League All-Star Game -09
in first game in poland, Quinton played 34 minutes and averaged 14 points and 4 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


CzestochowaTops Cracovia in Overtime - by Gretchen Garniss
It took five periods on Sunday afternoon, but visiting Czestochowa topped Cracovia 66-68 in a tightly contested match. It looked like Cracovia was going to win the match easily jumping out to a 16-12 lead by the end of the first quarter paced by the power game of Sebastian Salamon who lead all scorers with eight points, many of which were scored down low and in the paint. Czestochowa rebounded in the second quarter and took its first lead of the game (18-16) at the seven minute mark due to sloppy turnovers and cold shooting by Cracovia. It took Cracovia more than five minutes to score their first bucket in the quarter. Lucasz Wojciechowski netted seven points to lead Czestochowa. However, by halftime, Cracovia had battled back and the score was tied at 31-31.
Czestochowa dominated the third quarter. Adam Karkoszka had the hot hands for Czestochowa and scored nine points. Stifling defense kept Cracovia at bay and Czestochowa took a 48-52 lead into the fourth quarter. Cracovia battled back again in the fourth quarter and took the lead 55-52 on a three pointer from David Wojiechowski. However, many lead changes would occur during the fourth quarter, with Cracovia having a 61-60 lead with less than 50 seconds left. With two seconds left in the quarter, Czestochowa tied it and a last minute, desperation shot by Cracovias Wojiechowski did not drop.
Cold shooting characterized the overtime period and with 16 seconds left, Czestochowa held onto a 66-67 lead. Cracovia had an opportunity to score, but committed a traveling turnover with two seconds left in overtime which decided the game. After a late foul and a completed free throw, Czestochowa won the game 66-68.



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Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 John WALLER
  Ovarense
  (193-F-82)
  Avg: 27
 1. Waller, Ovarense27.0 
 2. Dagans, Ginasio21.8 
 3. Voorhees, AD Vagos21.6 
 4. Powers, Fisica21.0 
 5. Schneider, CAB20.3 
 6. Daniels, Illiabum19.4 
 7. Nealy, VSC Guimar.18.6 
 8. Crutchfield, Sampa.18.6 
 9. Soderberg, CAB18.6 
 10. Smith, AD Vag.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matthew WEBSTER
  CAB
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Webster, CAB13.0 
 2. Powers, Fisica11.0 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos10.8 
 4. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.8 
 5. St.Robert, Illiabum9.8 
 6. Lee, Ovarense9.6 
 7. Johnson, Fisica9.2 
 8. Johnson, Academica9.2 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense8.6 
 10. Terrell, Porto.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Felix, Illiabum4.4 
 2. Waller, Ovarense4.0 
 3. Marcal, Porto F.4.0 
 4. Reveles, AD Vagos3.0 
 5. Silva, VSC Guimar.3.0 
 6. Balseiro, Sampa.2.8 
 7. Costa, Ginasio2.6 
 8. Hunt, Porto F.2.6 
 9. Schneider, CAB2.5 
 10. Mims, VSC Guim.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joao REVELES
  AD Vagos
  (187-G-80)
  Avg: 8
 1. Reveles, AD Vagos8.0 
 2. Felix, Illiabum7.2 
 3. Manarte, Ovarense6.0 
 4. Simoes, Academica5.5 
 5. Monteiro, AD Vagos5.5 
 6. Moss, AD Vagos5.0 
 7. Sing, Sampaense4.8 
 8. Salvador, Fisica4.6 
 9. Crutchfield, Sampa.4.4 
 10. Fernandes, C.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nick DEWITZ
  Benfica
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. DeWitz, Benfica2.0 
 2. Smith, AD Vagos1.6 
 3. Terrell, Porto F.1.6 
 4. Wilson, Sampaense1.4 
 5. Frisby, Benfica1.4 
 6. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 7. Goncalves, Ginasio1.2 
 8. Gomes, Porto F.1.2 
 9. Lee, Ovarense1.2 
 10. Austin, Ginas.1.2 


Barreirense/Unilogos sign Shane Clark - by Eurobasket
Barreirense/Unilogos signed 24-year old American forward Shane Clark (201-F-85, college: Villanova, agency: Interperformances). Clark played most recently at Villanova University (NCAA) in the U.S. It will be his first year in professional basketball. While playing 36 games for Villanova his stats were: 5.6ppg and 3.9rpg. he also was part of Big East Tournament Semifinals in 2009 and NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008
By Eurobasket Data Center


Former Pro Basketball Player, Indiana University and Blue Chips Star Matt Nover is Coaching in Portugal! - by Eurobasket
Matt Nover (203-F/C-70, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Indiana) has officialy retired from playing professional basksetball and has taken the next step in his career as the Head Coach of Sport Clube Beira Mar in Aveiro, Portugal. Matt, who was a star basketball player at Indiana University for legendary Coach Bobby Knight, also appeared in the major motion picture Blue Chips as one of the lead actors along side Shaquille O'Neill and Penny Hardaway. Matt portayed basketball star Ricky Roe from French Lick, Indiana in Blue Chips as he was one of the top recruits in the Country. Matt had a few stops in NBA camps with the Charlotte Bobcats and the Denver Nuggets twice before he headed overseas to begin his long career playing professionally for 15 years. During that time Matt also had the honor of playing for the Portugeuse National Team in international competition. According to Matt, 'My experience of playing basketball for 15 years was, and still is, priceless. It was a truely unique and enriching journey that brought me into contact with wonderful people, players, cultures and places. I am now very fortunate to be living and coaching here so that I can give back so much that I have learned'. Matts vast experiences over the years has him more than prepared to relate to players and lead any team in the right direction. According to Matt's agent, Chris Warren, 'I have known Matt for many years through competing against him in basketball and as his agent. You will not find a better person than Matt. Matt is more than prepared to be an excellent head Coach at any level and his vast experience with Coach Knight along with the many knowledgable coaches that he played for Overseas have him ready to begin a new chapter of his life in basketball'. Matt's Beira Mar team is off to a good start and looking strong with a 4-3 record so far in League play and 2-1 in the Portugeuse Cup, having already qualified for the Final 16. Matt is married to a beautiful Portugeuse woman, Claudia and they have one son together. Matt and is wife bought a house in Portugal a few years back and have been living in Portugal ever since.
Everyone here at Eurobasket would like to congatulate Matt and wish him good luck as he begins his coaching career.



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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 24
 1. Bassett, Craiova24.0 
 2. Mack, Steaua T.22.8 
 3. Smith, CSU Sibiu21.4 
 4. Timus, Steaua T.21.3 
 5. Santana, Municipal B.20.0 
 6. Howell, Gaz Metan19.8 
 7. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.0 
 8. Pesic, Timisoara18.6 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.18.4 
 10. Peciukas, Mur.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Virgil CARUTASU
  Ploiesti
  (204-C-76)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.2 
 2. Smith, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 3.