EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 5/24/2009Copyright © 1997-2009 Eurobasket
Brazilian national team head coach Moncho Monsalve announced the list of NT candidates, who will be called for NT preparations.
Duda Machado (195-G-82) of Flamengo Petrobras Rio de Janeiro
Fulvio de Assis (187-G-81) of CB Granada (ESP)
Raul Togni (184-G-92) of Pitagoras/Minas Tenis Clube
Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) of E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo
Andre Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) of Paulistano/Amil
Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-G/F-88) of Winner/Limeira
Jonathan Tavernari (197-G/F-87) of Brigham Young University (USA)
Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) of AB Merida Patrimonio de la Humanidad (ESP)
Alexandre Nascimento (202-F-83) of E.C. Pinheiros Sao Paolo
Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83) of Winner/Limeira
Jefferson Antonio (207-F/C-83) of Flamengo Petrobras Rio de Janeiro
Marcus Vinicius Urban (203-F-86) of Plus Pujol Lleida (ESP)
Jordan Burger (203-F-91) of Ecija Cajasol Sevilla (ESP)
Lucas Cipolini (206-F/C-86) of BYU-Hawaii (USA)
Murilo da Rosa (210-C/F-83) of Pitagoras/Minas Tenis Clube
Rafael Mineiro (207-C/F-88) of Paulistano/Amil
Bruno Fiorotto (208-C-84) of Winner/Limeira
Hatila Passos (211-C-86) of Marinos de Anzoategui (VEN)
Paulo Prestes (209-C-88) of Unicaja Malaga (ESP)
Baby Araujo (211-C-80) of Flamengo Petrobras Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian NT Schedule 2009:
28 of June Presentation in Sao Paulo
29 of June until July 8 First phase of training (So Paulo / SP)
July 10-12 Lisbon International Tournament (Portugal) Teams: Angola, Brazil, Finland and Portugal
July 14-19 Lusofonia Games (Lisbon / Portugal)
July 27 to August 2 Seconf phase of training (So Paulo / SP)
3-4 of August - Super 4 (Argentina) National teams: Argentina, Australia, Brazil and Uruguay
7-8 of August- Eletrobrs International Tournament (Rio de Janeiro / RJ) Teams: Argentina, Australia, Brazil and Uruguay
11-15 of August - Third phase of training (So Paulo / SP)
18-20 of August - Tuto Marchand Cup (San Juan/Puerto Rico) teams: Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Puerto Rico
August 26 to September 6 - 2009 FIBA Americas Championship
22 year old Croatian-German Marco Buljevic (197-G-87, agency: Court Side) is a 196 guard playing his first season with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He started his Basketball career 2003-2004 in the German Oberliga SG Urspringschule. In the 2004-2005 season, he split his time between TSG Ehingen (2. Bundesliga): 7 games: 1.7ppg, 1.0rpg and SGUrspringschule/Schelklingen (Oberliga): 13 games: 19.2 ppg. In the 2005-2006 season, he played at Ehingen averaging in 28 games: 10.9ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 45.9%, FT: 72.3%. He was the best three point shooter in the second league. In the 2006-2007 season, he signed with the Giessen 46ers averaging in twenty games 4,4 ppg and also played at TV Lich averaging in 7 games: 7.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 50%, 3FGP: 25.9%, FT: 80.0%. Last season, he averaged in 21 games for the Giessen 46ers 2.4ppg. He was part of the German U-16-18 and -20 teams and played at the U-18 European Championships in Belgrade in 2005 averaging in seven games 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg.This season he is averaging only 3,3 minutes per game with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and can benefit from the top class teammates that he can practice against each day. He spoke to Eurobasket about the game two loss and upcoming game three in Oldenburg Sunday.
What an exciting game two playoff game day. Frankfurt wins by two, Paderborn beats Alba Berlin by three points and Bonn win sin Ulm by two points. With close results like this, how attractive does it really make the BBL?
Of course the games are attractive when they are close like that. with the best 8 teams left it is not a big surprise though.
The EWE Baskets Oldenburg lost a tight battle 79-77. Nobody deserved to lose this game. How much does a loss like this hurt and how quickly will the team be able to forget this loss and focus on game three?
The loss is already forgotten. Playing a series with a good team like Frankfurt, you can't expect to sweep them out of your way. We are just focusing on winning three games.
How does Predrag Krunic build up his team after a heart breaking 79-77 loss in game two?
there's no need to build players up. We played a good game, but they made big plays down the stretch. We are already preparing for game three on Sunday so there's not even time to think about the loss.
You guys played very well in the fourth quarter had a few four point leads. Why was Oldenburg not able to shut the door on The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the fourth quarter?
We played extremely well at that time of the game on offense and defense. I think Frankfurt was a little shocked about our comeback from down 16 to up 4.
Did the deep team, experience, strong offensive players and unpredictabilty of Murat Didin in the last 3,4 seconds hurt Oldenburg simply because Frankfurt had so many options in the last seconds to try to win the game.
It doesn't matter who you play, you never know for sure what's going to happen. I expected Pascal Roller to take the last shot, but they made a perfect play.
Each team knows pretty much what to expect form the other team, but are there any curve balls that either team might be able to throw at each other in game three. What surprises can we await for game three?
of course there are possibilities how coaches can come up with new stuff every game. Frankfurt varies their defenses a lot during the game. We have been able to adjust very good so far and make the right decisions on offense.
Are the chances for The Deutsche Bank Skylines greater to win game three than game one? Does Frankfurt have the momentum now and how will Oldenburg want to fight it?
In the playoffs it is very tough to predict games. Anything can happen. We play extremely well at home and our fans will give us a great push. I have a good feeling about game three.
Oldenburg has the home court advantage, but do you think that you will have a bit more
added pressure to win game three or is pressure something Oldenburg can shut away with out problems?
I don't think there's too much added pressure. Of course you make life way easier if you win your home games, but no matter what happens Sunday, yesterday's game showed us that we can definitely steal a game in Frankfurt.
The Deutsche Bank Skyliners improved many things from the first game, but played weak defense in the third quarter. What will be key to stopping a hungry Frankfurt team in game three?
We are as hungry as they are. That's not the problem. We have to improve our rebounding.Their players crash the offensive board very hard.
Will this series be decided in the paint with Lorenzo Gordon/Ruben Boumtje Boumtje or will it be decided on the wings with Rickey Paulding and Keith Simmons and point guard position with Pascal Roller and Jason Gardner?
Those are all good matchups but it will be decided between Oldenburg and Frankfurt. Neither team depends on just one player.
The Paderborn Baskets beat Alba Berlin at home to tie the series 1-1. Can Paderborn achieve an upset in this series?
Alba Berlin has a better team so I expect them to win the series, but you never know. Paderborn plays with a lot of heart. We will see.
What was the last DVD that you saw?
The 2008-09 PromotieDivisie Championship game MSV Log.in vs GOBA can be followed on NENS radio and seen live on CyberSportsusa for those that want to keep tabs on the game. Game time is at 4pm in TopSportCentrum in Almere.
The link is: http://www.cybersportsusa.com/webgames/webgame.asp?File=../livegames/game/MSVGOB052420091600.asp
Who will be the PromotieDivisie Champion of 2008-09? Stay tuned and support your team!
MSV Log.in Noordwijk - GOBA Gorinchem Sunday @4pm
Last week was announced Lithuanian national and reserve teams:
Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) (210-C-79)
Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona)
Marijonas Petravicius (208-F/C-79, college: S.Carolina)
Paulius Jankunas (203-F-84, agency: Interperformances)
Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Missouri)
Simas Jasaitis (202-F/G-82)
Arturas Jomantas (200-G/F-85)
Jonas Maciulis (198-G/F-85, agency: Interperformances)
Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79)
Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland)
Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall)
Arvydas Macijauskas (192-G-80)
Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances)
Martynas Andriuskevicius (219-C/F-86, agency: Interperformances)
Michailis Anisimovas (214-C-84)
Mindaugas Katelynas (205-F-83, college: Chattanooga)
Justas Sinica (203-F-85)
Povilas Butkevicius (202-F-87)
Tautvydas Barstys (198-F-86)
Steponas Babrauskas (196-G/F-84)
Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85)
Mantas Kalnietis (195-G-86, agency: Interperformances)
Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88)
Giedrius Gustas (190-G-80, agency: Interperformances)
Andrius Mazutis (180-G-81)
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To: USBA Personnel
From: Duane Allen Jenkins- President /C.E.O United States Basketball Association
Effective immediately, the United States Basketball Association now announces its inaugural 2010 basketball season. The league is alive and well and our future looks extremely bright. We have had a multitude of challenges that placed us in a position to reassess continuing the 2009 season. We now have three divisions with 18 teams in 10 southern states and the District of Columbia. (www.usbaball.com/teams).
I will be addressing all remaining questions in the weeks to come. In order to provide our cities with a quality product, we will maintain the utmost appearance of integrity.
I believe we have been ostracized by the actions of other teams and leagues. Savannah, Nashville, Jacksonville, Charleston, West Virginia, Augusta, Birmingham and Atlanta have had other teams and leagues that have left negative impressions on the cities, subsequently the press corps used this as an excuse to fail to effectively cover our teams, with the exception of Montgomery, Alabama. These incidents range from the president and chief operations officer of the ABA, whose team is based in Atlanta, being arrested and jailed for stealing $200,000.00 from his partners in an attempt to defraud the NBADL, to the owner of the ABA team in Charleston, West Virginia being arrested, tried and convicted of selling two pounds of marijuana to under cover police. A PBL team in Augusta was accused of a multitude of offenses, they were constantly in the newspaper concerning alleged negative behavior. The owner of an ABA team in Nashville being accused of swindling an investor out of $59,000.00. These three incidents are a matter of court record and were committed within the last 6 months. There are a multitude of additional incidents that involve this type of behavior in a number of our team cities. I must allow the distance of time, to shield the USBA from these incidents and the perpetrators that were accused of committed the offenses. The USBA does not have any association with any other team or league. It is unfortunate that we have to undertake these drastic measures to cancel the 2009 season.
We also are going to introduce our marketing production in each of our cities, starting August 15, 2009. Each city will have Pocket Money Direct Mail Advertising Guide in each team town. Pocket Money was created to be our primary source of advertising. We are now hiring salespeople for each city. Each team will have a Vice President/Sales and Advertising in place in by July 5, 2009. We will begin sales and production on August 15, 2009. The VP of Sales will assist the team in marketing, media relations and community relations. Pocket Money will be mailed quarterly to single-family homes in each team city beginning January 2010. The 2010 Season Ticket Extravaganza will begin on October 1, 2009. We have retained Lincoln Mercury, Trek Bicycle and the rest of our sponsors and vendors. We have applications for membership in all local Chamber of Commerce in each of our team cities. All memberships will be in effect prior to October 1, 2009.
Mr. Kenneth Green, Mr. David Bell and Mr.Simmie Lavender were consulted in regards to my decision. All of our venues have given me permission to re-apply to use their facilities in 2010 with the exception of Montgomery (we, will not be using a High School gymnasium). We will begin the 2010 basketball season on Wednesday April 7, 2010. Each team will play a thirty game schedule. The All Star Game has been reinstated. We will be following the original format.
I will be speaking to each of you as to your future involvement with the United States Basketball Association. We will compensate all USBA Independent Contractors for their efforts during the 2009 pre-season. I will address this subject with each person individually. All players who paid the $75.00 fee for tryouts are due a refund. I need all applicable forms from all coaches to process payment to these young men.
If you have any questions or comments, Please feel free to relay them to Duane Allen Jenkins at (770) 729-0306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenneth Green, Vice President/Basketball Operations. You can reach Mr. Green at email@example.com or at (404) 547-6907.
In the Highest Regards, I Am,
Very Truly Yours,
Duane Allen Jenkins
United States Basketball Association, Inc. (A Georgia Corporation)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The United States Basketball Association is pleased to announce their inaugural season opening on April 7, 2010. The league will take an aggressive posture by activating 18 teams housed in 3 divisions. Permanente home gymnasiums of each individual team are in the process of being completed. 'Come Hades or high water, we will tip off in 2010, we have agreements in place to use gymnasium for 12 of our teams already, the colleges and universities that we planned to occupy this year, understood the challenges we faced in 2009 and they graciously permitted the league to renew their commitment to play at their facilities', said USBA president and C.E.O Duane Allen Jenkins. 'We anticipate having all locations set by early fall'.
The 2010 regular season will begin on April 7, 2010 and end on July 3, 2010. The Mid Season All Star Classic Game is slated for May 22nd and May 23rd, 2010. The USBA Championship game is scheduled for July 11, 2010. The All Star game and the Championship game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.
The league will continue its partnership with churches, civic groups and charitable organizations in each individual team city. A special invitation has been extended to the Boys and Girls Clubs as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The league is also extending a very special invitation to children in foster care each city. The league has authorized each team conduct educational contest between clubs to select children to be official ball girls and boys. 'We'll issue complimentary tickets to games and we'll pay the ball kids $25.00 apiece per game', said Jenkins.
The leagues three divisions, the Atlantic, the Appalachian and the Southern will consist of six teams in each division. 'With the economy stabilizing, its full steam ahead', said USBA vice president of basketball operations, Kenneth Green.'This is a prime opportunity for us to get this party started. We plan get to know our fans and supporters in each city. We want our fans to be able to have access to the coaches players', said Green
The league will make season ticket packages available. The availability of the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza is October 1, 2009. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league has set aside 1200 single season tickets for this promotion. 'This collaborated effort includes the USBA, the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc and many of the leagues partners, sponsors and advertisers', said Jenkins.
The league has set the price of $105.00 per season ticket and comes with admission to all fifteen home games and fifteen free single game tickets; this includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24-inch x 36-inch full color poster with the basketball team and dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 25, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance). 'We designed the USBA basketball games to be family friendly, our promotions, our entertainment and our price will fit right into anyones budget', said Jenkins
According to the league, each season ticket holder will be automatically included in a raffle sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc. 'We're very excited about this promotion. Not only do fans get a chance to see high quality basketball at affordable prices, but also there is the chance to win a new car, a trip to see an NBA game and to go on a Disney World vacation'.
The prize list is as follows:
* Grand Prize: 2010 Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis LS
(one automobile and a $40.00 Quik Trip, BP or RaceTrac weekly gas card for one year, will be given away in each USBA team city, 18 total league wide),
* 2nd Prize: Disney World Family Vacation
(Family of four, rt airfare on Delta Airlines, transfers to and from the airport, daily Disney World Park passes, meals and lodging at a Disney World theme park hotel included, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide),
* 3rd prize: The NBA Extravaganza
( Trip for two to an NBA game, round trip airfare on Delta Airlines, overnight stay at Marriott Hotel, one day car rental from Enterprise, dinner for two at Outback Steak House and breakfast for two at International House of Pancakes, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide.)
* 4th Prize: The Trek Bicycle Explosion
(Six mens, six womens, six boys and six girls ten speed bicycles, 24 given away at each USBA team city, 432 total league wide)
* 5th Prize: The Outback Steak House Family Feast
(A $60.00 gift card, 25 given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)
* 6th Prize: Russell Athletic Team Polo Shirts
(25 shirts will be given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)
All drawings for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener. 'As far as we know, this is the biggest and most extravagant season ticket promotion in the history of minor league sports'. says Jenkins. 'Fans can visit our website at www.usbaball.com for rules and disclaimers about the raffle and the United States Basketball Association. 'We plan to begin our first season with a bang'. 'All of our games will be geared toward top notched basketball competition, family fun and entertainment surrounded in a faith based environment, our goal is to offer each community a great experience' proclaimed, Mr. Jenkins. For more information, call the USBA league office at (770) 729-0306 or go to www.usbaball.com.
2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza Rules and Disclaimer:
Purchase of a season ticket to any 2010 USBA team necessary to be included in the raffle drawing. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is the sponsor of this promotion. This promotion is open to all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi and the District of Colunbia, who purchase a season ticket during this promotion. Promotion ends April 5, 2010 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. USBA employees, family member of USBA employees, team members, Season Ticket Extravaganza sponsors, their employees and their families are ineligible to participate in this promotion. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this promotion. One entry in raffle per season ticket purchased. No other restrictions apply. No substitution of prizes. Prizes are not refundable or transferable. Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and /or gratuity associated with prizes won in this promotion. Odds of winning any prize in this promotion will be determined in direct relation of the number of season tickets sold during this promotion. (Example: 1200 season tickets sold per USBA team season, Grand Prize winning odds are 1200 to 1, 2nd prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 3rd Prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 4th Prize winning odds are 50 to 1, each, 5th prize winning odds are 48 to 1, 6th Prize winning odds are 48 to 1. The USBA has set aside 1200 season tickets per USBA team city to be sold, a total 12,000 league wide. Odds of winning a prize in this promotion are derived on a per city basis only. If the same individual purchases two season tickets for the 2010 basketball season and before April 5, 2010 the odds will increase to give the ticket holder double the chance of winning a prize. This promotion is a USBA Youth Outreach sponsored event. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) not for Profit Company. Single ticket purchases are not included in this promotion. 2nd and 3rd Prizewinners must make travel reservation through the USBA. Travel blackout periods may effect certain travel dates. All NBA games must be east of the Mississippi River and in the Continental United States. Grand prizewinners have a choice of color. There is no time limit for any of the travel prizes, gift card or any other prize in this promotion. Promotion is void where prohibited by law.
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|Divizia A Stats Leaders|
|Points Per Game|
|1. Diaconu, Govora 24.2|
2. Hughes, Oradea 20.6
3. Coker, Targoviste 19.3
4. Graham, Satu M. 18.4
5. Ciocan, Craiova 18.2
|Rebounds Per Game|
|1. Kajdacsi, Sf. Ghe. 9.9|
2. Ciocan, Craiova 9.7
3. Kine Kane, Arad 9.4
4. Coker, Targoviste 9.1
5. Givens, Targoviste 8.8
|Assists Per Game|
|1. Zoll, Sf. Gheorghe 7.4|
2. Ciocan, Craiova 5.8
3. Dragusin, Cluj-N. 5.0
4. Parau, Targoviste 4.5
5. Boriga, Targoviste 4.2
|Steals Per Game|
|1. Diaconu, Govora 3.1|
2. Dragusin, Cluj-N. 3.0
3. Zoll, Sf. Gheorghe 2.9
4. Givens, Targoviste 2.8
5. Graham, Satu M. 2.7
|Blocks Per Game|
|1. Toma, Targoviste 2.0|
2. Coker, Targoviste 1.1
3. Baluta, Sp. Stud. 1.0
4. Chirila, Craiova 0.9
5. Hutanu, Cluj-N. 0.8
|1. Givens, Targov. 67.8|
2. Kajdacsi, Sf. Ghe 59.6
3. Bue, Alexandria 58.1
4. Vass, Sf. Ghe. 57.8
5. C. Pop, Satu M. 56.9
|1. Krstajic, Govora 47.0|
2. Duffy, Sf. Ghe. 46.1
3. Nitulescu, Iasi 45.4
4. Tarta, Arad 43.1
5. Diaconu, Govora 43.0
|1. Diaconu, Govora 5.4|
2. Graham, Satu M. 4.4
3. C. Pop, Satu Mare 4.4
4. Ciocan, Craiova 4.2
5. Panasiuk, Rapid 4.0
|1. Givens, Targov. 24.9|
2. Ciocan, Craiova 24.4
3. Coker, Targoviste 22.3
4. Diaconu, Govora 20.6
5. Zoll, Sf. Gheorghe 18.0
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