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  ABA   


Other ABA games results - by Gianni Pascucci
The N.Texas Fresh defeated the Houston Takers 137-133 some nights ago. Houston came into the game without a win and losing by 20 points or more points to each opponent, but this wasn't the case against the Fresh. The takers led much of the game, but the 2nd chance points from A'Daeron Duncan (6'6''-F-87, college: Coppin St.) was the boost needed for the Fresh. 'A.D.' finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds, both career highs with 7 of his rebounds being on the offensive end. 'He is a star in the making.' stated Fresh Owner Jay Bowdy . 'We're speaking of an athlete that is dangerous with and without the ball. He will flourish as the season progresses.' James Duffey (6'8''-F/G-84, college: Niagara) also gave the Fresh a boost with 21 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, while newly acquired Ralph Hishaw (6'7''-F-85, college: Langston) chipped in 17 points while snagging down 10 rebounds as well. The best in the Takers was Rashad 'Ace' Woods (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Kent St.), who posted 46 points for the Takers and was simply unstoppable all game long. Woods play kept Houston in reach of winning their 1st regular season game, but great composure from Titus Byrd (5'11''-G-82, college: Lincoln (MO)) at the free throw kept Houston at bay for the Fresh's 7th win on the year. Another Texan team, the SETX Mavericks, tooks two consecutive wins, over the Bluegrass Stallions and the Music City Stars, respectively. The final score of the game vs. Stallions was 96-94. The Mavericks found themselves down by 7 points with 4 minutes to play, but a 9-0 run down the stretch secured the win for the #2 ranked Mavs. Another time more, Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) led the scorers at 17 points, adding 8 assist. The other best performers were Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) with 16 points and 5 res, Anthony Lumpkin (6'1''-G-78, college: SW Oklahoma St.) aith 15 points, Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) with 9 points and a game high 12 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. The night after, the SETX Mavericke defetaed the Music City Stars 104-95, and this time Jon Rogers topped the scoring at 18 pts, adding 8 rebs and 3 blocks. Herman Favors (5'9''-G-84, college: Georgia St.) added 15 pts, 8 rebs and 4 assists, Alex Sanders (6'7''-F/C-75, college: Louisville) 16 pts and 9 rebs. Veteran Anthony Lumpkin led the Mavs in assist with 7 on the night. The Mavericks have now won four straight games over the last two seasons when the #1 and #2 teams meet head to head.

Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Chico Rage 1-3 
 2. Crusaders 0-0 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Play2Win 0-0 
 5. Oklahoma 0-2 
 6. Modesto E. 0-4 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-2 
 2. Clayton 7-3 
 3. Central Valley 5-5 
 4. Sacramento H. 5-6 
 5. California SK 3-5 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 6-1 
 2. Columbus Crush 6-3 
 3. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 4. Lake Michigan 3-3 
 5. Pittsburgh P. 2-0 
 6. Detroit Hoops 1-2 
 7. Cleveland R. 0-0 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-1 
 9. Akron Rise 0-2 
 10. Youngstown S. 0-2 
Northeast Div.
 1. NY Thunder 6-1 
 2. Jersey Expr. 5-2 
 3. NY Red Riders 4-6 
 4. Maryland M. 2-6 
 5. Tri-City Suns 1-4 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Spokane Sunz 2-1 
 2. Seattle M. 2-4 
 3. Seattle ZG 1-0 
 4. Everett 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-2 
 6. Vancouver E. 0-0 
SoCal Div.
 1. LA Slam 4-4 
 2. San Diego S. 3-3 
 3. Compton C. 2-1 
 4. Riverside R. 2-3 
 5. Las Vegas A. 1-0 
 6. Honolulu 1-1 
 7. California BB 1-2 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 7-6 
 2. Kentucky B. 4-5 
 3. W.Virginia B. 1-4 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 6-2 
 2. Mississippi B. 2-1 
 3. Carolina K. 1-0 
 4. Charlotte 1-0 
 5. Florida Th. 1-0 
 6. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 7. Bahama PS 0-0 
 8. Ga PROWL 0-1 
 9. Columbus Life 0-3 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 10-1 
 2. N.Texas F. 6-2 
 3. Dallas G. 2-0 
 4. W.Texas W. 2-3 
 5. Texas Fuel 1-5 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-1 
 7. Houston T. 0-4 


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb17.9 
 2. Zizic, Cedevita17.9 
 3. Tomas, Cibona16.6 
 4. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.15.8 
 5. Videnov, Crvena Z.14.9 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.5 
 7. Mason, Siroki E.14.1 
 8. Delic, Helios14.1 
 9. Dragicevic, Crvena Z.13.4 
 10. Protic, F.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  KK Zagreb
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK Zagreb8.9 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.5 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.8.0 
 4. Ruzic, Zadar6.6 
 5. Roberts, Partizan6.5 
 6. Zizic, Cedevita6.4 
 7. Raduljica, FMP6.4 
 8. Zoric, KK Zagreb6.1 
 9. Marjanovic, Hemof.5.9 
 10. Golubovic, U.Olimpi.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Mocnik, Helios6.2 
 2. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.0 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.9 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.4.8 
 5. Anderson, Cedevita4.5 
 6. Gordon, Cibona4.5 
 7. Stipcevic, Zadar4.4 
 8. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.1 
 9. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.1 
 10. Becirovic, U.Olimpi.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.8 
 2. Sehovic, Bosna S.2.3 
 3. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 4. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.7 
 5. Mocnik, Helios1.7 
 6. Krstic, KK Zagreb1.7 
 7. Stipcevic, Zadar1.7 
 8. Jagodnik, Hemofarm1.6 
 9. Roberts, Partizan1.6 
 10. Stemberger, Siroki.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vladimir DRAGICEVIC
  Buducnost
  (206-C/F-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.4 
 2. Vranes, Partizan1.3 
 3. Zoric, KK Zagreb1.2 
 4. Golubovic, U.Olimpija1.0 
 5. Marjanovic, Hemof.0.9 
 6. Maras, Buducnost0.8 
 7. Macvan, Hemofarm0.8 
 8. Maric, Partizan0.7 
 9. Samardziski, FMP0.7 
 10. Roberts, Partiz.0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Penarol 23-1 
 2. Boca Jrs 22-5 
 3. Obras 21-0 
 4. Sionista 21-5 
 5. La Union 21-7 
 6. Lanus 20-5 
 7. Atenas 20-5 
 8. Union S. 19-0 
 9. Gimnasia CR 19-6 
 10. Libertad 19-7 
 11. Quimsa 18-7 
 12. Cicl.Olimpico 17-0 
 13. Regatas C. 17-3 
 14. Quilmes MP 17-6 
 15. C.Entrerriano 17-7 
 16. Estudiantes 16-7 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Jackson, La Union20.4 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.19.8 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista17.7 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.8 
 6. Gutierrez, Penarol16.3 
 7. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.3 
 8. Robinson, Sionista15.9 
 9. Edwards, Quilm.15.5 
 10. Schattmann, Union.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.13.1 
 2. Abney, Estudiantes8.6 
 3. McFarlan, Union S.8.2 
 4. Williams, Union S.8.0 
 5. Wolkowyski, Libertad.8.0 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.7 
 7. Leiva, Penarol7.5 
 8. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 9. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.3 
 10. Pelussi, Libertad.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Cequeira, Sionista5.1 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.5 
 3. Martinez, Sionista4.0 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.8 
 5. Williams, Olimpico.3.4 
 6. Franco, Estudiantes3.4 
 7. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.3 
 8. Salles, La Union3.2 
 9. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.1 
 10. Figueroa, Aten.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.4 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus2.0 
 3. Funes, C.Entrer.1.9 
 4. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.7 
 5. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 6. Lopez, Quilmes MP1.6 
 7. Woodward, Boca Jrs1.6 
 8. Franco, Estudiantes1.5 
 9. Gil, Union S.1.5 
 10. Labaque, Obr.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.1.6 
 2. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 3. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 5. Williams, Union S.1.0 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 7. McFarlan, Union S.1.0 
 8. Zanotti, Regatas C.0.9 
 9. Alloatti, Obras0.9 
 10. Gonzalez, Quim.0.8 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Standings
O Standings
 1. Patriots 9-4 
 2. Singapore S. 7-4 
 3. Satria Muda 7-5 
 4. Barracudas 5-6 
 5. KL Dragons 5-7 
 6. Thailand Tigers 3-10 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Perth 12-8 
 2. Crocodiles 12-8 
 3. Blaze 12-8 
 4. Hawks 11-10 
 5. 36ers 9-10 
 6. Breakers 9-12 
 7. Taipans 9-13 
 8. Tigers 7-12 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Penney, Breakers21.4 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles19.1 
 3. McKee, Hawks17.9 
 4. Gilchrist, 36ers17.9 
 5. Ballinger, 36ers17.8 
 6. Bruton, Breakers16.9 
 7. Hodge, Tigers16.5 
 8. Redhage, Perth16.4 
 9. Ubaka, Blaze16.2 
 10. Worthington, T.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rolan ROBERTS
  Crocodiles
  (201-F/C-78)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Roberts, Crocodiles7.5 
 2. Davidson, Hawks7.2 
 3. Holmes, 36ers7.2 
 4. Rickert, Breakers7.0 
 5. Rychart, Taipans6.9 
 6. Worthington, Tig.6.8 
 7. Maxey, Blaze6.7 
 8. Petrie, Blaze6.4 
 9. Schenscher, Perth6.4 
 10. Redhage, Per.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hodge, Tigers6.0 
 2. McKee, Hawks4.5 
 3. Gilchrist, 36ers4.3 
 4. Ubaka, Blaze4.1 
 5. Williams, Crocodiles3.6 
 6. Bruton, Breakers3.6 
 7. Gibson, Blaze3.6 
 8. Crosswell, Tigers3.4 
 9. Boucher, Breakers3.3 
 10. Penney, Breake.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Saville, Hawks1.6 
 2. Martin, Perth1.5 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles1.4 
 4. Jones, Taipans1.3 
 5. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 6. Robbins, Perth1.2 
 7. McKee, Hawks1.2 
 8. Bruton, Breakers1.2 
 9. Lisch, Perth1.2 
 10. Boucher, Breake.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 2. Penney, Breakers0.9 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles0.8 
 4. Rickert, Breakers0.7 
 5. Redhage, Perth0.7 
 6. Maxey, Blaze0.7 
 7. Worthington, Tig.0.6 
 8. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 9. Melzer, Taipans0.6 
 10. McKee, Haw.0.5 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Furstenfeld 14-1 
 2. Wels 14-2 
 3. Klosterneub. 12-4 
 4. Gmunden 11-4 
 5. Kapfenberg 10-5 
 6. Oberwart 8-7 
 7. Arkadia 7-9 
 8. St.Polten 7-9 
 9. Gussing 5-11 
 10. Vienna 5-11 
 11. Worthersee 1-15 
 12. UBSC Graz 0-16 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Deteri MAYES
  Gmunden
  (189-G-74)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Mayes, Gmunden20.4 
 2. Penigar, Furstenf.19.6 
 3. Roderick, Arkadia19.6 
 4. Francois, Gussing19.4 
 5. Dilys, Arkadia19.4 
 6. Kugerl, Kapfenberg19.1 
 7. Nagler, Klostern.17.7 
 8. Levy, Oberwart17.3 
 9. Paez, Oberwart17.2 
 10. Speiser, St.Polt.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Furstenfeld
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Penigar, Furstenf.9.1 
 2. Forrestal, UBSC G.8.9 
 3. Johnson, Oberwart8.7 
 4. Conley, Wels8.0 
 5. McCandies, Worth.7.9 
 6. Mahalbasic, Worth.7.8 
 7. Heard, Gussing6.8 
 8. Oppland, Gmunden6.7 
 9. Moric, Klostern.6.7 
 10. Anderson, Vien.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Danek, Arkadia4.9 
 2. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.7 
 3. Woschank, Kapfe.4.7 
 4. Richards, Gussing4.4 
 5. Boylan, Gmunden3.9 
 6. Schreiner, St.Po.3.8 
 7. Nelson, Kapfenberg3.7 
 8. Creddle, Klostern.3.5 
 9. O''Neal, Vienna3.4 
 10. Roderick, Arkad.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.3 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden1.9 
 3. O''Neal, Vienna1.9 
 4. Payton, Vienna1.9 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.1.8 
 6. Conley, Wels1.6 
 7. Richards, Gussing1.6 
 8. Anderson, Vienna1.6 
 9. Schreiner, St.Po.1.6 
 10. Linhart, Furste.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.4 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.3 
 3. Anderson, Vienna0.9 
 4. Bralovic, Arkadia0.8 
 5. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 6. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.6 
 7. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.6 
 8. Conley, Wels0.6 
 9. Moric, Klostern.0.5 
 10. Lanegger, Kap.0.4 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Liege 10-3 
 2. Charleroi 8-5 
 3. Verviers-Pep. 8-5 
 4. Antwerp 8-6 
 5. M.Hainaut 7-6 
 6. Oostende 7-7 
 7. Leuven 5-7 
 8. Aalstar 4-9 
 9. Gent 2-11 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Aalstar
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Greene, Aalstar17.7 
 2. McNeal, M.Hainaut17.5 
 3. Black, Antwerp16.9 
 4. Tabu, Charleroi15.2 
 5. Beghin, Antwerp15.0 
 6. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.14.7 
 7. Banks, Liege14.7 
 8. Melson, Gent14.5 
 9. Thomas, Liege14.5 
 10. Lojeski, Oosten.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Thomas, Liege9.4 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.3 
 3. Randle, Gent7.3 
 4. Young, Leuven7.2 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar6.7 
 6. Barber, Aalstar6.4 
 7. Hilliard, Verviers.6.4 
 8. Brown, Antwerp6.3 
 9. Riddick, Charleroi6.2 
 10. Pelle, Oosten.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.2 
 2. Loubry, Gent4.7 
 3. Bosco, Gent4.6 
 4. Green, Liege4.2 
 5. McNeal, M.Hainaut4.0 
 6. Gill, Oostende3.7 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi3.2 
 9. Johnson, Charleroi3.2 
 10. Wilson, Aalst.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HOPKINS
  Antwerp
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp2.9 
 2. Broyles, Charleroi2.4 
 3. Thomas, Liege2.3 
 4. Gill, Oostende2.3 
 5. Black, Antwerp2.2 
 6. Drobnjak, Oostende2.0 
 7. Anderson, Leuven1.9 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.9 
 9. Green, Liege1.8 
 10. McNeal, M.Haina.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.8 
 2. Pelle, Oostende0.9 
 3. Enobakhare, Ooste.0.9 
 4. Costner, M.Hainaut0.8 
 5. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 6. Wilkinson, Charleroi0.8 
 7. Young, Leuven0.8 
 8. Randle, Gent0.7 
 9. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.7 
 10. Barber, Aalst.0.7 


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Harper, Levski24.7 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.21.0 
 3. Cole, Levski20.3 
 4. Bozov, Balkan19.8 
 5. Webb, Cherno More19.0 
 6. Brown, Chernomo.18.3 
 7. Angelov, Yambol17.1 
 8. Dimitrov, Spart.16.7 
 9. Kyosev, Cherno M.16.5 
 10. Radev, Balk.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Brown, Chernomo.9.8 
 2. Radev, Balkan8.5 
 3. Peterson, Rilski S.8.3 
 4. Kennerly, Spart.8.2 
 5. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.5 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.7.1 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More6.7 
 9. Cole, Levski6.5 
 10. Bozov, Balk.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Lukoil A.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 2. Jones, Rilski Sport5.3 
 3. Webb, Cherno More5.2 
 4. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.9 
 5. Aleksiev, Chernomo.4.8 
 6. Frasor, Levski3.9 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.3.6 
 8. Velikov, Levski3.4 
 9. Ostrev, Spartak P.2.9 
 10. Dyakovski, Spa.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.7 
 2. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 3. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Lilov, Balkan2.0 
 5. Bozov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Dimitrov, Spart.1.9 
 7. Kyosev, Cherno M.1.8 
 8. Frasor, Levski1.8 
 9. Angelov, Yambol1.8 
 10. Aleksiev, Cherno.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Chernomorets
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Brown, Chernomo.1.6 
 2. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 3. Earl, Yambol1.0 
 4. Radev, Balkan1.0 
 5. Gocevski, Yambol0.9 
 6. Doychinov, Cherno M.0.9 
 7. Burgess, Rilski Sport0.8 
 8. Peterson, Rilski S.0.8 
 9. Cole, Levski0.8 
 10. Veselovs, Cherno.0.7 


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Levski 9-2 
 2. Lukoil A. 9-2 
 3. Rila Sport 5-6 
 4. Balkan 5-6 
 5. Cherno More 5-6 
 6. Yambol 4-7 
 7. Spartak P. 4-7 
 8. Chernomorets 3-8 


Pesic: My goal is to stay in European club basketball - by Vladi Lazarova
Svetislav Pesic was born on 28th August 1949 in Novi Sad. He belongs to the best basketball coaches in the world of all the time. World champion: with Yugoslavia (2002). Two times European champion: Yugoslavia (2001) and Germany (1993). Euroleague, ACB and Spanish Cup winner: Barcelona (2003) Eurocup winner: Girona (2007). Korac Cup winner: ALBA Berlin (1995). His trophies are much more. The last couple of days Bulgarian basketball news start and finish with Svetislav Pesic. After the words of Bulgarian basketball federation president Mihail Mihov, that he will succeed Pini Gershon. At 6th January Gershon announced through Bulgarian media his Good Bye. But It seems Pesic has other plans too. No matter he has been in contact with Bulgarian basketball federation in the last three months.

Hello Mr Pesic and Merry Christmas!
- Hello, Merry Christmas to you too!

In the last two days your name is all over the top of Bulgarian basketball news. Is it true that you agreed to consult Bulgarian National team and is it true there is even a chance to become our head coach from July?
- No, no. At the moment I am taking a break. Some National federations, including Bulgarian, are in contact with me. The president of Bulgarian federation, my Bulgarian friends - Varchev and Vezenkov talked with me about the possibility to help Bulgarian National team. I said: Of course, I would like to help, but if I find the time. At the moment this speculation about your National team, about the head coach position, other positions and etc I dont want to participate in this speculation at all and I dont want to be involved in it. I have offers from some other federations too. But my plan is to stay in European club basketball if you understand me what I mean.

The president of Bulgarian federation mentioned that soon we will be surprised how big and heavy will be name of the new head coach
- I was many times in Bulgaria. Two years ago I made one coaching clinic in Samokov, in the new gym there. Then I met for the first time the new president of Bulgarian federation. I have a lot of friends in Bulgaria and when I visit Sofia in the end of August last year for your preparation game against Russia for European championship in Poland. I was able to meet some of them again I met Valentin Zlatev, I met your president, I met Varchev. Of course, we talked about basketball and especially how I can help. I am ready always to help during coachs clinics and lets say just to help coaches. But only, when I have time. This is just a friendly connection. Not more and not less. Some days ago I spoke again with the president of Bulgarian federation about it. So, if I am here, in my city Pirot, I may come for a day, two, or three in Sofia and just talk with your coaches and try to help you a little bit. This is exactly what provoked our friendship and our conversations in lets say the last three months.

If I understand you are ready to help, but you are not ready to take any particular responsibility?
- I dont like to have any functions. You know, I would like to help, but without any official character, without official positions and functions. The president of Bulgarian federation is very ambitious and he wants to bring basketball in front. He tries to make a better organization about coaching and about working with young generation. You know that my friend Lubo Minchev will coach Bulgarian National U18 team. He was my student in FIBA coaching studies. Many people called to ask me about Bulgaria. As I understand well, it is an interesting subject right now, but this is more, or less everything. Your questions are good and I hope you understand what is and what can be my connection with Bulgarian basketball.

The draw for Eurobasket 2011 qualifications is soon in Munich. How you see the future of Bulgarian Mens basketball?
- I am not sure I can be so good partner for this discussion. But more, or less I know your players. Bulgarian National team qualified for European championship in Poland last summer and only this is a great success, in a qualification group where you made very good results. Of course, when you qualified for European championship, everyone starts to expect much better results. But its tough. On my opinion, Bulgaria has some players with very good international experience and some very talented young players. Like twin brothers Kaloyan and Deyan Ivanov, like Avramov. Bulgaria is on a good way, but the thing is you must stay objective. Because what people expect from Bulgarian basketball is not always the objective. The first goal of Bulgarian basketball should be always to participate in each European youth championship and youth program U16, U18, U20. This is what you need. This is the big and the real competition for you. To work with your young generation, to have patience and to build players for the future.

Bulgaria is now not only without a coach, but even without a captain. After Eurobasket 2009 Todor Stoykov decided to quit the National team..
- Stoykov is a player, who made a big name in European basketball. He is one of the best Bulgarian players for all the time. I dont know how old is he now?
32.
- 32 is not a bad age for professional sports. Its not so much! Many people play great basketball at 32! But it depends on motivation. Maybe Stoykov wants to concentrate his career only on a club level. Maybe he lost motivation for your National team. I think he gave a lot to Bulgarian National team and to Bulgarian basketball in the last years and this is what you must respect.

What can you tell us about Filip Videnov and his season so far in your former club Crvena zvezda?
- Videnov is one of the best players in Europe on position two. I like him very much. I wanted to bring him last year in my time with Red Star. But one day before he signed with Granada. But now he is in Red Star and he is an excellent player. He plays very modern basketball, physical basketball for these new basketball transitions and fast breaks. He takes fast decisions in offence. Very good basketball player and I like him very much!

What we can expect from you in near future? When well see you again at the top of any European club?
- Last two months I spent in Barcelona and Berlin. You know that more of less my first city is Berlin. My family, my son, my daughter, everybody is there. I came back in Pirot to celebrate Christmas and New Year with my people here, but next week I will return to Berlin and after that Ill spend two-three weeks in America. I will travel for their All Star game and will visit some college and NBA games. This is my schedule for the next two months. About the next season, I hope I will find a place and a program, which will make me happy and which will give me a chance to make something big one more time.

I wish you the same! By the way how is your son Marko? What is he doing now? He was an excellent player.
- My son retired two seasons ago. In December 2006 he decided to stop with active basketball and now he has a sports marketing company in Berlin. Not only for basketball, for football, for sports events and sponsoring. I think Bulgarian football player is in cooperation with Markos company, but I am not sure for the name.

Mr Pesic, thank you very much for your time and for this interview!
- Thank you for calling. Like I said I am ready to help, because people in Bulgaria will need some advices. Especially now. They are trying to make a new conception for the next lets say Olympic period. And if I have time, I am ready. But I would like to say it clear once again about my ambitions. My plans for the future are not involved with any National team - International, foreign, Bulgarian, any! My goal is to stay in European club basketball.

Thank you once again!
- OK, Bye, bye!
By RING.BG


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Standings - Ozujsko A1 League
A1 Standings
 1. Darda 8-2 
 2. Zabok 6-4 
 3. Svjetlost 6-4 
 4. KK Split 5-4 
 5. Dubrava 5-5 
 6. Trogir 5-5 
 7. Borik 5-5 
 8. Dubrovnik 4-6 
 9. Sibenik 3-7 
 10. Kastela 2-7 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. KK Zagreb
 3. Cibona
 4. Zadar


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.0 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.0 
 3. Mrva, Borik19.3 
 4. Filipovic, Sibenik17.4 
 5. Spahija, Svjetlost17.0 
 6. Batina, KK Split16.6 
 7. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 8. Cosic, Svjetlost15.0 
 9. Scepanovic, Dubro.14.2 
 10. Rezic, Kaste.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.0 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir7.8 
 4. Ridl, Darda7.0 
 5. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 6. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.0 
 7. Krapic, Zabok6.8 
 8. Sakic, Dubrava6.6 
 9. Macura, KK Split6.3 
 10. Maric, Dubra.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Sibenik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split5.2 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.6 
 4. Blajic, Trogir4.5 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost4.2 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.9 
 7. Radic, Dubrovnik3.6 
 8. Vragovic, Dubrava3.1 
 9. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 10. Norac, Svjetlo.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split2.9 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost2.2 
 5. Tomeljak, Zabok2.2 
 6. Blajic, Trogir2.0 
 7. Scepanovic, Dubro.2.0 
 8. Batina, KK Split1.8 
 9. Kaliterna, Kastela1.8 
 10. Vragovic, Dubra.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Macura, KK Split1.9 
 2. Bizaca, Trogir1.3 
 3. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda1.0 
 5. Sobin, KK Split0.9 
 6. Vladovic, Sibenik0.8 
 7. Ridl, Darda0.7 
 8. Blesic, Kastela0.7 
 9. Radic, Kastela0.7 
 10. Poscic, Trog.0.6 


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Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. APOEL 9-0 
 2. Keravnos 6-3 
 3. AEL 6-3 
 4. Etha 6-4 
 5. Apollon 5-4 
 6. Achilleas K. 5-5 
 7. AEK 3-7 
 8. Omonia 1-8 
 9. ENAD 1-8 


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Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 25
 1. McKay, USK P.25.0 
 2. Hatcher, BK Decin17.1 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.17.0 
 4. Smith, BC Kolin16.2 
 5. Stuchly, NH Ostrava16.0 
 6. Stec, BK B&W O.15.5 
 7. Thomas, Podebrady15.3 
 8. Muirhead, Novy Jicin15.1 
 9. Stria, Podebrady14.5 
 10. Chan, BK Prostej.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.2 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.9.1 
 3. Castleberry, Podeb.9.0 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.7.9 
 5. Chan, BK Prostejov7.4 
 6. Payne, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Platt, BC Kolin6.7 
 8. Houska, BK Decin6.7 
 9. Machac, BC Kolin6.5 
 10. McKay, USK.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.8 
 2. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.5 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.4.4 
 4. Kotas, USK Praha4.2 
 5. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.2 
 6. McKay, USK P.4.0 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.8 
 8. Jones, BC Kolin3.5 
 9. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
 10. Sirina, BK B&W.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mike MITCHELL
  NH Ostrava
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mitchell, NH Os.2.5 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.5 
 3. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.3 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.2 
 5. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.2 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.1 
 7. Kotas, USK Praha2.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.2.0 
 9. Lenzly, CEZ N.2.0 
 10. Sanders, Novy Jic.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.7 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.1.5 
 3. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.5 
 4. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava1.4 
 6. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.3 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 8. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.1 
 9. Ford, USK Praha1.0 
 10. Ricci, CEZ Nymbu.1.0 


Decin Inks Veteran Swingman Peter Mulligan - by Surujh Roopnarine
BK Decin decided to sign a former player to replace the departed Lavontay Fenderson, signing New York native Peter Mulligan (197-F/G-82, college: Manhattan). Mulligan, a 6-6 small forward out of Manhattan played in 45 games for Decin during the 2006-07 season where he averaged 14.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists on his way to being named an All-Star. Mulligan began this season with Namika Lahti of Finland and then moved to Dutch powerhouse EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam, where he played until the Christmas break. In Finland he appeared in five games and averaged 11.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists. With EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam, Mulligan participated in domestic, Eurocup and EuroChallenge contests. A product of heralded New York City High School St. Raymonds, Peter Mulligan has experience playing in Portugal, France, Mexico and Hungary in addition to Finland, Holland and the Czech Republic. Mulligan will join the team after their return from a current tour of China for exhibition matches against the Beijing Aoshen Olympians.

Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Novy Jicin 19-3 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 19-3 
 3. BK Prostejov 19-3 
 4. BK Decin 15-7 
 5. BK Pardubice 14-8 
 6. BK B&W Opava 9-12 
 7. BC Kolin 8-14 
 8. USK Praha 8-14 
 9. Basketbol Brno 7-14 
 10. NH Ostrava 7-15 
 11. Podebrady 5-17 
 12. Vysehrad 1-21 


Lavontay Fenderson No Longer with Decin - by Surujh Roopnarine
According to the official website of BK Decin, American import Lavontay Fenderson (193-F-85, college: Wisc.-Parkside) has been released. Fenderson did not play during the teams 77-50 victory over Vysehrad on Tuesday. According to the team Fenderson was released due to ineffectiveness. In 21 games the rookie guard/forward out of Wisconsin Parkside (NCAA2) averaged 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 48.5% from the field. Fenderson had seen his production and minutes decrease in December, failing to record double-digits in points while playing only 18 minutes per contest.

NBL Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Novy Jicin - CEZ Nymburk 98-95
Novy Jicin tied CEZ Nymburk on top with 19-3 records after an overtime thriller 98:95. The defending champions lost for the third time in a row and lost the first position. Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) paced all the hosts with 22 points and Sarovic Robert netted 17. Lee Arthur and Slezak Pavel produced 17 points each for the guests.

BK Pardubice - BK Prostejov 76-78
BK Prostejov reached the top to share the first places with two other teams after the thriller against BK Pardubice for 78:76. Andrius Slezas (200-F-75) stepped up with 19 points, while Chan Ales collected 15 points and 10 rebounds. Arnold Marcus finished the night with 22 points in the losing effort.

BK Decin - Vysehrad 77-50
BK Decin rolled over Vysehrad 77:50 as Pavel Houska (201-F-84, agency: PPGroup) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Hatcher Wiliam added 13, while Alic Admir and Houska Jakub posted 11 each. Skorepa Michal responded with 13 points in the losing case.

NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 88-84
NH Ostrava overcame BC Kolin 88:84 as Lavell Payne (203-F-85, agency: ACMT, college: Cent.Florida) and Stuchly Marek combined 45 points for the winners. Marko Roman ended up with 17 points in defeat, while three other players in his team posted 16 each.

Podebrady - USK Praha 73-95
Podebrady lost to USK Praha 73:95 as the latter got 30 points from Myles McKay (191-G-86, college: WiscKing.-Whitew.). Ford Tremaine followed him with 23 and Vocetka Michal added 16. Thomas Kevin produced 22 points for the hosts.



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Mike Harris Back in D-League - by Surujh Roopnarine
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers have re-acquired forward Michael Harris (6'6''-F-83, college: Rice). The 6-6 Harris was called up by the Houston Rockets (Vipers NBA affiliate) on Dec. 23rd but was released with the return of Chase Budinger from injury. If Harris had remained with the Rockets past Jan. 10 his contract would have been guaranteed for the remainder of the season. Harris appeared in two games for Houston during his call-up, scoring five points and grabbing three rebounds in 11 minutes of action. Prior to his call-up the former Rice Owl star had appeared in 10 games for RGV and averaged a team best 25.3 points (Third in the D-League), 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 61.8% from the field.

Friday's games (4) review - by Eurobasket News
Reno Bighorns - Utah F. 75-85
Reno rallied to tie the score with six minutes left in the game, but Utah outscored the Bighorns 13-3 the rest of the way in an 85-75 Flash victory over Reno on Friday night in the McKay Events Center. The Flash (10-7) led by nine points early on in the fourth quarter, but the Bighorns (5-11) would chip away at the lead, ultimately leaning on a three-point play by Russell Robinson (6'1''-G-86) that tied the score at 72 apiece with six minutes remaining. From there, though, Utah took control. The Flash went on a 13-0 run over the next five-plus minutes to seal the game and send Reno to its sixth-straight defeat. Robinson led the Bighorns with 17 points, while Doug Thomas (6'9''-F/C-83, college: Iowa) chipped-in 13 points and eight rebounds. Reno shot just 38.4 percent from the floor and committed 22 turnovers. Bennet Davis paced the Flash with 17 points. Luke Nevill kicked in 16, and Carlos Wheeler pulled-down a game-high nine rebounds. The Bighorns get right back at it on Saturday night when they head south to take on the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. *Courtesy of www.tahoedailytribune.com

Dakota W. - Sioux Falls S. 128-133
The Sioux Falls Skyforce outscored the Dakota Wizards 14-9 in the extra session on Friday night to come away with a 133-128 victory at the Sioux Fall Arena. Four Skyforce players scored 25+ points as they improved to 8-1 at home on the season. Reggie Williams (6'5''-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: VMI) scored a game-high 34 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Raymond Sykes (6'9''-F/C-86, college: Clemson) added a season-high 28 points including 10-of-11 free throws. Goldwire recorded season highs in points (26) and assists (8) off the bench and Brumbaugh added 25 points. Romel Beck led the Wizards in scoring with 25 points. Connor Atchley scored a season-high 23 points while Cheyne Gadson chipped in with 18 points off the bench. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Springfield A. - Maine RC 91-95
The Maine Red Claws got back on the winning track at home Friday night. After dropping their fourth game of the year Tuesday at the NBA D-League Showcase, Maine beat the struggling Springfield Armor, 95-91. For the eighth consecutive game, the Portland Expo was packed to the rafters as the fans enjoyed 'Elvis Night' in honor of Elvis Presley's 75th birthday. Alexis Ajinca (7'1''-C-88) finished with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Mario West (6'5''-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) and Darnell Lazare (6'8''-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: LSU) had 19 and 16, respectively, for the Red Claws. Morris Almond led the way for Springfield with 21, and JamesOn Curry chipped in with 11 points and an impressive 15 assists. Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Austin T. - Idaho S. 110-131
If the Celtics and Lakers square off this summer in a rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals, the matchup will be largely identical. Eighteen players from those teams - including nine starters - remain in Boston and L.A. If the Austin Toros and Idaho Stampede meet in the D-League Finals this season, it won't be much of a rematch. The franchises met in the 2008 Finals - Idaho won the series 2-1 - but the teams on the floor during Idaho's 131-110 win Friday at Qwest Arena were the same in name only. Donell Taylor (6'6''-G-82, college: UAB) led Idaho with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Curtis Jerrells (6'1''-G-87, college: Baylor) scored 25 pts in loss. *Courtesy of www.idahostatesman.com


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 15-3 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 10-7 
 3. Dakota W. 7-9 
 4. Ft.Wayne MA 6-10 
 5. Erie Bay H. 6-12 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 12-4 
 2. Maine R.Claws 12-5 
 3. Tulsa 66ers 10-7 
 4. Austin T. 9-8 
 5. Albuquerque 7-9 
West Division
 1. Idaho S. 11-6 
 2. Utah F. 10-7 
 3. Los Angeles D. 5-8 
 4. Reno Bighorns 5-11 
 5. Bakersfield J. 4-13 
 6. Springfield A. 3-14 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Morris ALMOND
  Springfield A.
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Almond, Springfi.29.3 
 2. Williams, Sioux F.26.6 
 3. Harris, Rio Grande25.3 
 4. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 5. Powell, Albuquerque23.0 
 6. Farmer, Reno B.22.9 
 7. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.5 
 8. Gee, Austin T.21.9 
 9. Tolliver, Idaho S.21.3 
 10. Jerrells, Austin.20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Jones, Austin T.14.9 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.5 
 3. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.11.9 
 4. White, Tulsa 66ers11.2 
 5. Tolliver, Idaho S.10.9 
 6. Bryant, Erie Bay H.10.8 
 7. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.3 
 8. Simpson, Los A.10.0 
 9. Cummings, Spring.10.0 
 10. Barron, Iowa.9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.9 
 2. Curry, Springfield A.7.6 
 3. Clinkscales, Erie B.7.3 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.7.2 
 5. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.7.1 
 6. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 7. Anderson, Rio G.6.9 
 8. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.6 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.6.4 
 10. Smith, Idaho.6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.6 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Charlo, Reno B.2.4 
 4. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.3 
 6. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 7. Baker, Dakota W.2.1 
 8. Griffin, Iowa E.2.0 
 9. Powell, Albuquerque1.9 
 10. Jackson, Erie.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.5 
 2. Simmons, Idaho S.3.1 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC2.8 
 4. Looby, Rio Grande2.6 
 5. Hansen, Albuquerque2.5 
 6. Jones, Austin T.2.4 
 7. Trybanski, Reno B.2.1 
 8. Blair, Bakersfield J.2.0 
 9. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
 10. Hardin, Tulsa 66e.2.0 


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Ventspils split ways with Galvanosvkis, hire Silvano Poropat - by Eurobasket News
The Latvian champions made a change on the bridge. Ventspils decided to part ways with head coach Agris Galvanovskis and appointed Silvano Poropat at the position. The Croatian had to deal with a slow start of the team in the season. Ventspils lost all five EuroCup games and slipped at 3-3 record in the LBL. Silvano Poropat has worked as a head coach in Ludwigsburg for the last five seasons. He helped the team reach the German Bundesliga Cup Final back in 2007.


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Olimpija and Becirovic part ways - by Zeljko Zule
Union Olimpija parted ways with Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket). He appeared in 9 games of Euroleague this season, averaging 12.9 points (2P 40%, 3P 30%, FT 83%), 3.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocks in 28.1 minutes per apperance while in 13 games of Adriatic League he averaging 12.9 points (2P 42%, 3P 46%, FT 89%), 1.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game.

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Korisliiga Round: 24 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
LrNMKY - Pyrinto 87-71
J'son Stamper (200-F/C-85, college: Minnesota) tallied 24 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists to lead LrNMKY past Pyrinto. Sami Pekkola added 22 points and 8 caroms for the winners. Kenneth Lowe delivered 22 points for Pyrinto in the loss.

KTP - Korihait 86-98
Korihait celebrated the 12th win as they held off KTP. Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) knocked down 29 points to pace Korihait. Arizona Reid added 23 points in the winning effort. Eric Washington responded with 23 points and 6 boards for KTP. Ryan McDade netted 20 points and pulled down 16 boards in defeat.

Honka - Namika Lahti 86-77
Honka held off Namika Lahti for the 14th win in the season. Tuukka Kotti (205-F/C-81, college: Providence) scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Playboys. Carl Elliott secured 20 points in the win. Corey Rouse responded with 26 points and 8 rebounds for Namika Lahti.

Kouvot - Karhu 97-83
Kouvot stopped Karhu at home court. Kyle Shiloh (191-G-85, college: Nevada) notched 25 points to lead the hosts. Ross Neltner added 24 points, 6 boards, 4 steals and 3 assists in the win. Reggie Golson responded with 23 points, 6 steals and 5 boards for Karhu.



Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 21-3 
 2. Kouvot 17-7 
 3. ToPo 15-8 
 4. LrNMKY 15-9 
 5. Honka 14-10 
 6. KTP 12-12 
 7. Korihait 12-12 
 8. Namika Lahti 11-13 
 9. Kataja 8-16 
 10. FoKoPo 6-17 
 11. Karhu 6-18 
 12. Salon Vilpas 6-18 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.4 
 2. Washington, KTP22.7 
 3. Trotter, ToPo21.6 
 4. Wood, Karhu20.8 
 5. Turner, LrNM.20.7 
 6. Belser, Honka20.3 
 7. Lowe, Pyrinto19.8 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.18.9 
 9. Reid, Korihait18.5 
 10. Moye, Kouv.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Wood, Karhu14.8 
 2. McDade, KTP12.0 
 3. Vinson, FoKoPo12.0 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot11.1 
 5. Rouse, Namika L.10.1 
 6. Hamm, Salon Vilpas9.9 
 7. Kotti, Honka9.6 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto9.6 
 9. Smith, Karhu9.4 
 10. Chones, Kata.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Wood, Karhu5.4 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.4.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.9 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto3.7 
 5. Trotter, ToPo3.6 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.5 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 9. Elliott, Honka2.9 
 10. Ivey, Kata.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.5 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.0 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.8 
 4. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 5. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 6. Bradford, Kataja1.9 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 8. Hall, LrNM.1.9 
 9. Leimu, Karhu1.8 
 10. Horton, Kar.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.9 
 2. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 3. Moye, Kouvot0.8 
 4. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 5. Niskanen, Karhu0.7 
 6. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 7. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.7 
 8. Neltner, Kouvot0.7 
 9. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 10. Gibson, Lr.0.6 


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.21.3 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans18.8 
 3. Vassallo, Paris-.18.6 
 4. Banks, Orleans17.6 
 5. Woodside, Gravelines16.2 
 6. Wright, Poitiers16.0 
 7. Miller, Le Havre15.8 
 8. Greer, Nancy15.8 
 9. Schilb, Chalon15.7 
 10. Robinson, Chol.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.7 
 2. Falker, Cholet10.8 
 3. Issa, Vichy10.5 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.9 
 5. Nsonwu, Roanne8.3 
 6. Fazekas, Dijon7.8 
 7. Akpomedah, Grave.7.7 
 8. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.4 
 9. Edwards, Grave.7.3 
 10. Akingbala, Nan.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Reid, Vichy7.9 
 2. Greer, Nancy6.4 
 3. Pierce, Hyeres-T.6.0 
 4. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 5. Sciarra, Orleans4.9 
 6. Heurtel, Strasbourg4.9 
 7. Gomez, Poitiers4.6 
 8. Poupet, Rouen4.4 
 9. Wright, Le Mans4.4 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelin.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.7 
 2. Everett, Hyeres-T.2.2 
 3. Greer, Nancy2.1 
 4. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 5. Issa, Vichy2.0 
 6. Chatfield, Rouen2.0 
 7. Miller, Le Havre1.8 
 8. Banks, Orleans1.8 
 9. Diot, Le Mans1.7 
 10. Lukauskis,.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.7 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.6 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.2.1 
 4. Badiane, Poitiers1.9 
 5. Akingbala, Nancy1.6 
 6. Simon, Strasbourg1.4 
 7. Darden, Strasbourg1.4 
 8. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 9. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 10. Slaughter, Nan.1.3 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Siggers, Lille21.0 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.6 
 3. Mohammed, Limoges17.3 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.7 
 5. McKenzie, St Va.16.7 
 6. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.3 
 7. Gay, Fos Ouest16.1 
 8. Melicie, Brest16.1 
 9. Riley, Nanterre16.0 
 10. Coleman, Bou.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Giles, Nantes9.1 
 2. McClark, Bourg8.8 
 3. Melicie, Brest8.8 
 4. Fahnbulleh, Quimper8.6 
 5. Badiane, Maurienne8.5 
 6. Bing, Clermont8.1 
 7. Vebobe, Antibes8.0 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.7.8 
 9. Janisius, Charleville7.5 
 10. Mathis, Evre.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Da Silva, Evreux7.5 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel7.2 
 3. Mullins, Bourg6.3 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes6.1 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.9 
 6. McIntosh, St Va.5.9 
 7. Craven, Boulazac5.8 
 8. Ingram, Clermont5.6 
 9. Swift, Brest5.3 
 10. Dunn, Maurien.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.0 
 2. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 3. Mullins, Bourg2.7 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.6 
 5. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 6. Ingram, Clermont2.1 
 7. Paelay, Charleville2.1 
 8. Da Silva, Evreux2.1 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.2.0 
 10. Harris, Antib.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Williams, Bordeaux2.0 
 2. Ford, Limoges2.0 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 4. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 5. Badiane, Maurienne1.5 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.3 
 7. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 9. McClark, Bourg0.9 
 10. N''Diaye, Le Port.0.9 


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Ronald Ross (Artland Dragons) Pregame Thoughts To Telekom Baskets Bonn game January 10th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Ronald Ross (188-G-83, college: Texas Tech) is a 26 year old 18 cm guard playing his first season for The Artland Dragons. He is originally from Hobbs New Mexico and played at Texas Tech from 2001-2005. In his senior year, he averaged 17.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 51.9%, 3Pts: 43% and reached the NCA Sweet 16. He started his professional career with Univer Castelletto Ticino (Italy-Lega2) and then moved on to the CBA in 2006-2007 for Butte Daredevils playing 48 games averaging 15.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.4spg), FGP: 49%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 74.2% and in 2007 for the Albany Patroons (USBL, starting five) playing 21 games: Score-3 (17.4ppg), 3.0rpg, Assists-4 (4.0apg), Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 41.4%, FT: 84.2%. In 2007-2008, he played for ENBW Ludwigsburg playing 34 games and averaging 14.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-2 (1.7spg), 2FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 29.1%, FT: 77.9% reaching the cup final in 2008. Last season, he started in Israel before moving on to the Artland Dragons playing 12 games and averaging 15.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 57.1%, FT: 70.0%. Ron spoke to eurobasket before the game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn.

Did you have a nice New Years this year? How tough was it playing on New Years weekend?

My New Year's was nothing exciting at all. We had a game in two days so I didn't really do much. So playing over New Year's wasn't so bad because I 'd rather be playing than sitting at home anyways.

Congrats on the 81-76 win at Tartu Rock. What kind of experience was it playing in Estonia?


Playing in Estonia was cool. Tartu was actually a pretty nice city considering I didn't know what to expect. I enjoyed it, it was mad cold out there though.

The Artland Dragons lost a tough game in Goettingen 79-78. Why was MEG Goettingen have the better nerves down the stretch?


It was a tough game, but we had some great looks to put the game in a position to win but wasn't fortunate enough to knock them down and they did.

The Artland Dragons are riding a three game losing streak in the BEKO BBL. Why has the team not been as successful in the last weeks?


If I had the answer I promise I would tell you, but I don't. But I will say that the vibe is positive and we definitely aren't holding our heads down. I think everybody is optimistic about our team goals, we just gotta do what it takes to accomplish them.

What are your memories of the 76-75 win in Bonn?


It was a great game and very competitive. Bonn has a great basketball atmosphere so it was pretty hype in there and of course we won the game so winning is always a good memory.

You scored 24 points in that game. What was it like playing against Jared Jordan? Is it easier getting up for games when your playing against a top point guard like Jordan?

Yes, he is a good guard that makes a lot of things happen for his team so I'll definitely have to be ready for him. But no, I try to approach every guard on every team with the same level of respect. You can't sleep on anybody.

The Artland Dragons will have the home court advantage and The Telekom Baskets Bonn are one of the hottest teams at the moment. What can we expect from this game and what will be the key to the win?

It's going to be a 40 minute battle that's just going to come down to who wants it more. Without a doubt they are good team so we have to be ready.

What are your picks in the AFC Wild Card games? Jets-Bengals and Patriots-Ravens?


Jets and Patriots.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


I'm watching this series called Tudors right now

Thanks Ron for the chat and good luck against Bonn!


Thanks.



Jason Boone (MEG Goettingen) Pregame Thoughts To EnBW Ludwigsburg Game January 10th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: New York U.) is a 24 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He is playing his third season with MEG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Two seasons ago, he had a short stay with Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. Last season, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. This season, he is avergaing 21 minutes per game and is averaging 11,0ppg, 5,6rpg and 1,1bs. He took some time to talk to eurobasket about the upcoming game against EnBW Ludwigsburg January 10th.

Happy New Year Jason. Did you make any New Years resolutions for 2010?

Nothing too crazy this year, I think I want to learn a new skill (musical instrument) and start my own business. You get a lot of time to think out here and outside of basketball, those are two things I want to do in 2010.

Jason, congrats on another win in the Eurochallenge against French team BC Gravelines. Why is MEG Goettingen so strong in Eurochallenge play this season despite having a rough BBL schedule?


I think it's the way we approach the game. Our coach does a good job of keeping us sharp and keeping us hungry to compete and we are finally understanding that every game is an opportunity to put our hard work out there for people to see.

Coach John Patrick gets little press, but he is responsible for having put together another strong team like last season. Why is this team clicking so well in the BEKO BBL and in The Eurochallenge?

He's a humble guy but I think it's evident that he has a knack for getting good 'team' guys. Everyone understands their role and plays hard for each other, when you get a group of guys willing to do that, success is inevitable.

Is MEG Goettingen possibily the best 13th placed team in the history of the BBL at the moment when talking about the new standings policy.

We learned last year in the playoffs that numbers and places don't mean too much. On any given night the last place team in the BEKO BBL can beat the first place team. The higher your seed the bigger the target on your back is, but hey unlucky 13 is alright with me for the time being, just as long as we don't end the season in that same place.

After loses to Bremerhaven and Braunschweig, you beat top teams Alba Berlin and Artland Dragons. What has changed in the play of the team in the two game wining streak?


We have had a history of starting slow on the road, we didn't play well in Ulm or Trier this season either. But currently I think we're starting to click, playing hard on defense gets our offense easy opportunities and then we can get back and focus on defense again. When you look at it, it's actually really simple.

EnBW Ludwigsburg has lost 7 of their last eight games. How dangerous is this team?

All these BBL teams are dangerous, especially at home. I think in any league game, the team that comes in with 'too much swagger' or 'not enough swagger' is done right from the start. We're confident that if we execute our game plan we can get out of there with a win, but we know if we don't it's going to be tough. This game means a lot to the guys who played with Kyle Bailey last season, as I'm sure it means a lot to him, it should be a good one.

I think you will be playing the first time against veteran Qaudre Lollis. How excited are you playing against him?

Does TV add 15lbs? On the film he looks like a handful, other teams big men have had to work pretty hard to bang with him down low, but his outside game is very polished as well. I'm excited for the challenge as always and am just going to try to play to my strengths.

I am sure En BW Ludwigsburg will try to slow the tempo of the game. What will be the key to winning?


Energy is always our key to winning, we know we aren't going to make every shot and we know that we aren't going to hold them to zero points, but we know that if we outwork teams for forty minutes we're going to always have a chance to win. This game is no different. Our guards have done a great job all season at dictating the pace of the game. That's a big focus this weekend.

What are your picks in the NFL Wildcard games? Jets-Bengals, Patriots-Ravens, Packers-Cardinals and Cowboys-Eagles?


J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS. I like the Ravens Cardinals and Eagles in the other games. Guess I got a thing for birds.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


I don't remember the last DVD I saw but I just read Sapphire's 'Push' so I'm going to get my hands on 'Precious' asap (the movie not the girl)



Thanks for chat Jason. Good luck in Ludwigsburg.

Thanks.



Does Cemal Nalga Have A Future With The Deutsche Bank Skyliners? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Even though the Deutsche Bank Skyliners won a nail bitter in the Hessen Derby in Giessen 69-68, and despite the breathtaking atmosphere in the Osthalle, it wasnt difficult not to notice a big 208cm center in street clothes hanging around with Skyliner officials. The big Turk who was sporting a beard is Cemal Nalga (208-C-87) who has been with top team Galatasaray Crown Istanbul since 2006. For basketball insiders, he is not an unknown player especially to Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) who had seen him play in a preseason game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in September 2009. It was a game that he shouldnt have played in, but did, and nobody on the court had noticed that he had played in a wrong jersey despite having had a five game suspension for having been involved in a fight on the court in a friendly game last summer against Cibona Zagreb. During this suspension, it was proved that he had played against EnBW Ludwigsburg and Frankfurt with the jersey of Tufan Ersoz (198-F/G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports). In the stats, Nalga appeared asTufan Ersoz even though Galatasaray had stated that he had not played in those games. 'I usually play with #15, but I played with another jersey #7.I didnt want to play, but I was told to play with #7. I know now that it was a big mistake', expressed Cemal Nalga (208-C-87). This action unleashed a huge scandal in the Turkish basketball federation leading to the dismissal of all members of the technical staff of Galatasaray.

This season, Nalga has played only five games for Galatasaray Crown Istanbul averaing 8,4ppg, 4,8rpg, 2,2apg and 1,0spg. His last game was on November 15th against Ulker Istanbul as he scored 8 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in 47 minutes. Recently another problem surfaced which found himself leaving Turkey and going to Germany. If he would have remained in Turkey, then he would have had to serve in the Turkish military for two years. If he were to leave Turkey for three years, then he could return to Turkey and serve only 21 days in the military and not bode a scheduling problem with his basketball career. He can play anywhere else in Europe, but can only play for the Turkish National team. Nalga has been in Frankfurt since January 1st practicing with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. If he has any future with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners is unknown at the moment, but Nalga had a little glow of enthusiasm in his eyes when asked if he could imagine playing in Frankfurt. 'I am practicing with the team and really want to play in Frankfurt. I have to talk with my agent and we will see what happens', commented Cemal Nalga (208-C-87). After only practicing with the team a few days and witnessing a tantalizing win against The Giessen 46ers, he already has a positive impression of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. 'Frankfurt is a very good team and the kind of team that has to play in Europe. All the players are like good friends', stressed Cemal Nalga (208-C-87). Coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) is known for never having had stimulating relationships with his centers in the past, but with the big wide body of Nalga he might just make an exception.



Jonathan Kale (Phoenix Hagen) Pregame Thoughts To EWE Baskets Oldenburg Game January 10th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jonathan Kale (203-F-85, agency: Bradley Sports Management, college: Providence) is a 24 year old Ivorian/American 203cm forward that is playing his rookie season in the BEKO BBL for Phoenix Hagen and is tearing up the league under the boards. He was born in Boston and grew up in Mattapan and went to St Andrews school. He played at Providence University from 2005-2009. In his senior year, he played 33 games averaging 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 57.4%, FT: 56.6%. Before coming to Hagen, he played shortly in Poland for Anwil Wloclawek in pre season. This past summer, he took part in the African Championships in Libya winning the silver and playing 9 games averaging 5.6ppg, 3.6rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 56.3%. Jon spoke to eurobasket shortly before the game against 2009 BBL champion EWE Baskets Oldenburg.

The team is 3-0 since the arrival of Michael Jordan. What is his best quality on the court and off the court of Jordan?

Well on the court and off the court he is a great person, He' a great teammate and he is a good leader, he motivates us to play hard and runs the team very well.

It must be so much fun playing basketball now. Do you sense that teams are giving Phoenix more respect now?


It has been fun, but I don't know if teams will respect us or not just yet, we just have to make sure we go out with the same mind set every game.

Is there a danger that Phoenix Hagen could become a bit over confident?


No I don't think we can become over confident, I think we all just believe in each others abilities and know that if we execute we can have a pretty good season.

Describe the buzzer beater against Giessen. Was that a shot that was designed for MichaelJordan?



It was a play that had a couple quick hitter options that he could choose from and if all else failed he could take his man and go, which he did.

What was the last buzzer beater that you experienced before the Jordan one and dont say it was a Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) memory.lol



The last buzzer beater I experienced was my junior year, my teammate hit a 25 footer to send the game into overtime against BC.

Phoenix Hagen could possibly have the best three man big rotation with you, Turek and Kruel and nobody knows it outside of Hagen. Can you increase your play with this new change with Jordan?


I believe we can, the good thing about all three of us is that we can get the ball and score in the post, but with MJ he just makes our jobs so easy because he puts you in great positions to score, if your in the right spot he will get you the ball every time.

The next game is against the defending BEKO BBL champion Ewe Baskets Oldenburg. How has the preparation been for this game?


The preparation during the week has been very focused, we know they are a strong team and we know that we have to follow the game plan in order to be successful.

Phoenix Hagen has nothing to lose and Oldenburg is coming off a Euroleague loss in Madrid. How do you see your chances?


Well I think whether they won or lost they are going to try and beat us regardless, but I believe we have a great chance to grab a nice road win as long as we play hard and execute.

Are you looking forward to playing Ruben Boumtje-Bountje? How much of a challenge will it be to stop him?

I look forward to playing against him just like I do every other player, he is a good player, a big guy that blocks shots and finishes, it will be a challenge for sure but we are up for it.

What will be key in winning the game on the road?


I think the keys are to just stay poised, execute our game plan and play hard and the rest will figure out itself, as long as we do those things we put ourselves in the best position to be successful.

What are your picks in the NFL Wild Card games? Jets-Bengals, Patriots-Ravens, Packers-Cardinals and Cowboys-Eagles?



I got the Bengals, Pats of course, Cardinals and the Eagles.

What was the last DVD that you saw?

The Hangover which was hilarious

Thanks Jon for the chat. Good luck in Oldenburg.


Thanks.



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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Bayreuth 14-1 
 2. Cuxhaven 12-3 
 3. Karlsruhe 10-5 
 4. Chemnitz 9-6 
 5. Kirchheim 8-6 
 6. Braves 8-6 
 7. Hannover 8-7 
 8. B.Muenchen 8-7 
 9. Heidelberg 7-7 
 10. Osnabrueck 7-8 
 11. Crailsheim 7-8 
 12. Noerdlingen 5-10 
 13. Jena 5-10 
 14. ETB Wohnbau 4-11 
 15. Freiburg 4-11 
 16. Langen 2-12 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
 1. SOBA Dragons 14-1 
 2. Herten 12-3 
 3. Wuerzburg B. 11-4 
 4. Franken Hexer 10-5 
 5. Ehingen 9-5 
 6. TSV Troester 8-6 
 7. Stahnsdorf 8-7 
 8. Bayer Giants 7-8 
 9. Weissenhorn 7-8 
 10. SU Medien 6-7 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-9 
 12. Dt.Bank SKY II 5-9 
 13. Vechta 5-10 
 14. Rist-Wedel 4-10 
 15. Speyer 3-12 
 16. L.Baeren 2-12 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Oliver, Goettingen17.1 
 4. Burns, ratiopharm16.3 
 5. Jenkins, Walter T.15.2 
 6. Copeland, TBB Trier15.1 
 7. Rochestie, Goett.14.9 
 8. Kale, Phoenix Hagen14.9 
 9. Griffin, Phoenix .14.8 
 10. Jeffers, LTi 46e.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.7 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.6 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.3 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.9 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.7.1 
 6. Archibong, Duesseld.6.9 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 8. Turek, Phoenix .6.3 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers6.3 
 10. Oliver, Goetting.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.4 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.6.2 
 3. Jordan, Telekom B.5.3 
 4. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.1 
 5. Reese, Dt.4.9 
 6. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.4.1 
 7. Foster, EWE B.4.0 
 8. Wright, ALBA3.8 
 9. Moore, Pad.Baskets3.8 
 10. Gamqrelidze, M.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.3 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.2.0 
 3. Foster, EWE B.1.7 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.6 
 5. Bernard, MBC1.6 
 6. Ross, Art.Dragons1.6 
 7. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 8. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 9. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.4 
 10. Jenkins, AL.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.4 
 2. Boumtje, EWE B.1.4 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.3 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 6. Bryant, ratiopharm1.2 
 7. Visser, EnBW L.1.0 
 8. Flomo, Telekom B.1.0 
 9. Boone, Goettingen0.9 
 10. Chaney, EnBW.0.9 


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, Heidelberg22.3 
 3. Holloway, Hannover21.3 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg19.1 
 5. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.18.4 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.4 
 7. Jeka, Cuxhaven18.2 
 8. Komarek, Heide.17.7 
 9. Dorris, Cuxhaven17.4 
 10. Reibel, Crailshe.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Hird, Langen11.0 
 2. Baker, Osnabrueck9.8 
 3. Smallwood, Braves9.1 
 4. Maras, B.Muenchen8.4 
 5. Rastatter, Chemn.8.3 
 6. Ferguson, Noerdlin.8.2 
 7. Black, Karlsruhe8.1 
 8. Richardson, Karls.7.9 
 9. De Michael, Kirchheim7.8 
 10. Brooks, Crailshe.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.6.8 
 2. Bynum, Crailsheim5.9 
 3. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.4 
 4. Holloway, Hannover5.0 
 5. Burleson, Heidelberg5.0 
 6. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck4.9 
 7. Kepkay, ETB W.4.3 
 8. Freymond, Kirch.4.3 
 9. Sharda, Freiburg4.2 
 10. Hodges, Heidelbe.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Hannover
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Holloway, Hannover2.7 
 2. Scott, Kirchheim2.4 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.3 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg2.1 
 5. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.9 
 6. Pfeifer, Osnabrueck1.9 
 7. Slack, Hannover1.7 
 8. Sharda, Freiburg1.6 
 9. Freymond, Kirch.1.6 
 10. Hodges, Heidelbe.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. Hill, Jena1.6 
 3. De Michael, Kirchheim1.5 
 4. Schoo, Hannover1.4 
 5. Seward, Bayreuth1.3 
 6. Fuller, Cuxhaven1.2 
 7. Maras, B.Muenchen1.2 
 8. Tarver, Braves1.1 
 9. Buse, Osnabrueck1.0 
 10. Smallwood, Brav.1.0 


Michael Jenkins (Walter TIgers Tuebingen) Pregame Thoughts To Brose Baskets Bamberg Game January 9th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Michael Jenkins (191-G-86, college: Winthrop) is a 23 year old 192 cm guard from Kinston, North Carolina. He played at Winthrop (NCAA) from 2004-2008. He didnt play as much his first two seasons, but got increased playing time in his junior and senior years. As a junior, he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.9%, 3PTConf-1 (41.5%), FT: 70.2% in 34 games. In his senior year, he played 34 games and averaged 13.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PTConf-6 (36.8%), FT: 71.3%: and finished his career as the 10th leading scorer in Winthrop history with 1,253 points. With Winthrop, he was the Big South Conf. Regular Season Champion in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and won the Big South Conf Tournament from 2005-2008. He was named to the Big South Conf. All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2008. In his first professional season 2008-2009, he was drafted by the Albany Patrons of the CBA and in November 2008 signed with the Albany Patroons playing 3 games and averaging 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 47.4%, but left during the season and moved to BC Buducnost Podgorica (Bosnia-1A) in Feb 2009. This will be his first season in the BBL and he had a short pre season chat with Eurobasket before the game against The Brose Baskets Bamberg.

How did you like spending your first New Year in Germany? Did you make any New Years resolutions for 2010?

It was cool spending New Year's here in Germany. I did not get to go out because we had an early practice and we left to go to MBC on the 1st. I wasn't with my family, but my girlfriend was here to spend it with me. No I didn't really make any New Year's Resolutions. I just want to continue to be healthy, continue to improve and mature everyday as a basketball player, but most importantly as a man.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen won on the road at MBC 87-79. How tough was it pulling this win off on the road?


That road win was very tough. We were down for most of the game, and they play extremely hard so we had to fight even harder to comeback. It was actually kind of reminiscent of our game against them in Tuebingen when we were up the whole game and they came back on us in the 4th and eventually won in overtime.


You scored 45 points in the last two games after scoring only 16 points in the three games before that. After being a bit up and down earlier in the season, have you found your rhythm now?


Yea I had hit a rough three game stretch as far scoring and had all around rough games against Oldenburg and Bonn. However, I did not score much against Artland but I really played well defensively and made plays for my team. Everyone knows as a basketball player you will always hit a rough stretch or go in a drought of some kind but it's important to continue to stay mentally tough, confident, and always play hard. Eventually it will pass and you will be out of your slump, but until then you have to find other ways to help your team win. I've felt pretty consistent this season so far but I guess you can say i've found my rhythm now.

The team has won three games in a row. Steve Wright said that one of the main reasons for the strong defense has been because of you. How have you increased your defense in the last three games and helped the team?


I've done nothing special. I've just been more aggressive defensively and defense is a chain reaction. When one guy is playing extremely hard defense on the ball the team follows, because no one wants to be the weak link.

Your not only a natural born scorer, but have all around good stats with 15,2ppg, 3,9rpg, 2,3apg and 2,0spg. You are very underrated in the BEKO BBL. Does it bother you that you are not getting the respect that you should?

Yea I a'm an all around player and I feel that is one of the reasons Coach Igor wanted me as a player. No it doesn't really bother me and I feel teams are aware of my abilities. Throughout my whole basketball life i've been doubted so I always play with a chip on my shoulder. It has gotten me this far and as long as I stay humble and keep playing with something to prove it will get me further. It's my first season in the BEKO-BBL and basically my first full season in Europe so I don't expect anything from anybody. I'm out there trying to earn it!

The next game is against The Brose Baskets Bamberg. What are your memories form the 84-75 loss in Bamberg?


My memories from the first game was how electric their fans were and how they jumped out on us from the tip and went up as much as 30+ points on us. I remember how well they shot the ball in the first half. It was unbelievable. However, I wont forget how we showed our character as a team and fought back to get within 6 points in the 4th quarter. I just couldn't stop thinking about if we had played like the whole game like we did the last 12 min of the game what would or could have happened.

Who is more dangerous on the court Casey Jacobson or Predrag Suput and how do you stop them?

Casey Jacobson is dangerous, but I believe Predrag Suput is more dangerous. Casey demands extreme attention from outside, but Predrag Suput just demands attention inside and out. He can hurt you in so many ways. I believe our first game he was almost perfect from the field. To stop them we just have to really focus on scouting report and follow what Coach Igor wants us to do defensively.

What will be the key to winning the game?



In order to win this game we have to play physical and aggressive defensively, be smart with the ball so they dont capitalize on our mistakes, capitalize when they make mistakes, and of course make plays.

Who do you like in the AFC Wild Card games? Bengals-Jets & Patriots-Ravens?

I think the Bengals will win if Chad Johnson gets healthy enough in time for the game and the Patriots will win, because they find ways to win when it's playoff time.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


'Nothing to Lose' featuring Martin Lawrence

Thanks Michael for the chat! Good luck against Bamberg.


Thanks.



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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Zoran ERCEG
  Panionios
  (210-C/F-85)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Erceg, Panionios18.7 
 2. Green, AEK18.0 
 3. Arnold, Perister.17.6 
 4. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 5. Harris, VAP K.17.1 
 6. Green, Olimpia L.16.8 
 7. Childress, Olympiakos16.6 
 8. Monroe, PAOK16.3 
 9. Kleiza, Olympiakos16.2 
 10. Gregory, PA.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.9.9 
 2. Bryant, Panionios9.8 
 3. Francis, AEK7.9 
 4. Arnold, Perister.6.9 
 5. Homan, Marousi BC6.9 
 6. Carter, Ilysiakos6.9 
 7. Mavroidis, Marou.6.5 
 8. Erceg, Panionios6.5 
 9. Kleiza, Olympiakos6.1 
 10. Kakiouzis, Ar.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  Olympiakos
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.3 
 2. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.1 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.0 
 4. Green, AEK3.8 
 5. Diamantidis, Panath.3.7 
 6. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.5 
 7. Spanoulis, Panath.3.5 
 8. Lukas, Marousi BC3.4 
 9. Collins, Kavala/P.3.3 
 10. Butler, Olimpia.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Kavala/Panor.
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Collins, Kavala/P.2.2 
 2. Nikolaidis, AEK2.1 
 3. Green, Olimpia L.2.0 
 4. Hammonds, Perister.1.9 
 5. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 6. Cummings, Ilysiakos1.7 
 7. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.7 
 8. Bryant, Panionios1.7 
 9. Blakney, Panellinios1.7 
 10. Katsares, Trikal.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.7 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.5 
 4. Mavroidis, Marou.1.4 
 5. Fotsis, Panathinaikos1.1 
 6. Homan, Marousi BC1.1 
 7. Green, Olimpia L.1.0 
 8. Wade, Kavala/P.1.0 
 9. Kendall, Marou.1.0 
 10. Francis, A.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.21.2 
 2. Kakiouzis, Pagrati18.6 
 3. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.18.6 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.4 
 5. Tsoutsos, Dafni18.2 
 6. Michalos, Near E.17.0 
 7. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD16.0 
 8. Koutroulias, Near E.15.9 
 9. Kaklamanos, Pagra.15.3 
 10. Anagnostopou., X.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fragiskos AMATO
  Perama
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Amato, Perama12.3 
 2. Latovic, AGOR11.7 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati9.6 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.7.5 
 5. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.8 
 6. Bucci, Iraklis6.5 
 7. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.4 
 8. Giovanivic, Arkadikos6.4 
 9. Kosanovic, Olimpiad.6.3 
 10. Cartelo, KA.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.6.4 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.5.6 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas4.8 
 4. Vassilopoulo., Dafni4.5 
 5. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD4.4 
 6. Koumoulos, AGOR4.0 
 7. Michalos, Near E.3.8 
 8. Kaklamanos, Pagra.3.8 
 9. Sourlis, Arkadikos3.5 
 10. Moshovitis, Pagra.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.7 
 2. Sourlis, Arkadikos1.6 
 3. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.6 
 4. Castle, Iraklis1.5 
 5. Tsoutsos, Dafni1.5 
 6. Lianos, Dafni1.4 
 7. Behlivanis, Ermis L.1.4 
 8. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.4 
 9. Koukouravas, Xanthi1.3 
 10. Liakopoulos, P.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.2 
 2. Anagnostopou., Xan.1.0 
 3. Amato, Perama1.0 
 4. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.8 
 5. Koutroulias, Near E.0.7 
 6. Harismidis, Pagrati0.7 
 7. Despos, Iraklis0.6 
 8. Tzialas, Ikaros E.0.5 
 9. Zakinthinos, Egaleo0.5 
 10. Tsopis, Egal.0.5 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Iraklis 9-1 
 2. Ikaros Esperos 9-3 
 3. Arkadikos 8-4 
 4. Dafni 7-4 
 5. Olimpiada P. 7-5 
 6. Pagrati 7-5 
 7. AGOR 7-5 
 8. KAOD 6-4 
 9. Near East 6-6 
 10. Ermis Lagk. 5-7 
 11. Perama 4-7 
 12. OFI 4-8 
 13. Amyntas 4-8 
 14. Ikaroi Serron 4-8 
 15. Xanthi 4-8 
 16. Egaleo 2-10 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 10-1 
 2. Olympiakos 9-1 
 3. Panellinios 9-2 
 4. Marousi BC 8-2 
 5. VAP Kolossos 5-5 
 6. Aris 5-6 
 7. PAOK 5-6 
 8. Panionios 5-6 
 9. Peristeri GS 5-6 
 10. Olimpia L. 3-7 
 11. Trikalla 3-7 
 12. AEK 3-8 
 13. Kavala/Panor. 2-8 
 14. Ilysiakos 2-9 


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. GasTerra F. 15-2 
 2. Giants 15-4 
 3. ZZ Leiden 13-6 
 4. Eiff.Towers 12-5 
 5. M.Magix 10-8 
 6. DeFriesland 9-10 
 7. EclipseJet 6-11 
 8. Upstairs Weert 6-13 
 9. Landstede 3-15 
 10. Rotterdam 2-17 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.20.2 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden19.1 
 3. Thomas, M.Magix18.2 
 4. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.8 
 5. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.6 
 6. McGhee, ZZ Leiden14.9 
 7. Mason, EclipseJet14.8 
 8. Hendley, Landstede14.7 
 9. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.7 
 10. Gordon, Landste.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason ELLIS
  GasTerra F.
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.3 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.3 
 3. Palmer, Upstairs.9.2 
 4. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.8 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.4 
 6. Griffin, Giants8.3 
 7. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.2 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden8.0 
 9. Haryasz, GasTerra.7.9 
 10. Gordon, Landste.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.7 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.2 
 3. Defares, Giants4.7 
 4. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.6 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.4.3 
 6. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.3 
 7. Porter, Upstairs.4.3 
 8. Moore, DeFriesland4.1 
 9. Slagter, Giants4.1 
 10. Gibson, ZZ Leid.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.3 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.9 
 3. Bostain, GasTerra.2.8 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.8 
 5. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.7 
 6. de Randamie, Eclip.2.6 
 7. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.3 
 8. Kimbrough, Giants2.2 
 9. Vorenhout, Upstai.2.2 
 10. Mason, EclipseJ.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.4 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden2.0 
 3. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.5 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.4 
 5. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.1 
 6. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 7. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden1.0 
 8. Porter, Upstairs.0.9 
 9. Faris, Giants0.8 
 10. Aarts, Eiff.Towe.0.8 


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  HUNGARY   


Market news - by Tamas Deri
Istvan Panta (203-C/F-78) is back to Atomeromu SE! We just published some days ago, that the hungarian big man and Dombovar KC agreed to part ways as player asked for breach of his contract because of personal reasons. It seems like the reason might be an offer from ASE, where the 203 cm tall power forward spent 4 seasons before coming back to Dombovar this summer.

Rashaan Ames (184-G-78, college: Shaw) is the new point guard of PVSK-Pannonpower. The 184 cm tall playmaker graduated on Shaw University (NCAA 2) in 1999 and started his professional carreer in Brazil. He started his european carreer with Nitra in Slovakia, but moved during that season to Pardubice in Czech Republic where signed for one more season. In 2007 he agreed with BK Prostejov and averaged 15.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.7apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 74.8% in 53 games. He started also the last season with the team and helped with 13.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.7apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 26.4%, FT 90.2%, but left the team and moved to BC Kolin, where he averaged 15.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 78.1% in 15 games. In September 2009 he was on a tryout with Forssan Koripojat in Finland.

Emmanuel Dies (204-F/C-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Kansas St.) might be the new big man of Falco KC Szombathely. After Zoltan Horvath's tragedy the management decided to get a new big man on coach's Lazic roster and agreed with the american center, who was already in Hungary for personal reasons. Dies will be on a tryout until the 23rd of January and will have a chance to show his skills in 3 games. The 204 cm tall big man graduated on the University of Kansas State and signed his first professional contract with Kormend in our country, but he had to leave the team after only 3 games. He played in the CBA, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, China, Sweden and Finland before coming back to our country during the last season. In November 2008 he agreed with Sopron and helped the team with 12.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.0spg, FGP: 55.8%, FT: 49.5% in 27 games.



Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. ZTE KK 13-0 
 2. Szolnok 9-4 
 3. Atomeromu 9-4 
 4. Soproni 8-5 
 5. Kormend 8-5 
 6. Kecskemeti 7-6 
 7. Albacomp 7-6 
 8. Falco 7-6 
 9. Dombovar 6-6 
 10. Kaposvari 6-7 
 11. PVSK Pannon 6-7 
 12. Marso-Vagep 3-10 
 13. Salgotarjani 1-12 
 14. Debreceni 0-12 


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Brooks, Soproni22.7 
 3. Watson, ZTE K.21.7 
 4. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 5. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 6. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 7. Doyne, Marso-Vagep20.3 
 8. Rice, Szolnok20.2 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.5 
 10. Scott, Korme.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmanne BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.6 
 2. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Diakite, Kormend9.0 
 6. Scott, Kormend8.4 
 7. Knight, Soproni8.1 
 8. Wilson, ZTE K.7.4 
 9. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 10. Vavra, Salgotarja.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Kalman, Falco7.8 
 2. Simon, Albacomp6.4 
 3. Hinnant, ZTE K.6.1 
 4. Kelley, Szolnok6.0 
 5. English, Atomeromu5.1 
 6. Thomas, Kormend4.9 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar4.8 
 8. Dejon, Kaposvari4.8 
 9. Fodor, Szolnok4.8 
 10. Brooks, Sopro.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.5 
 2. English, Atomeromu2.9 
 3. Watson, ZTE K.2.8 
 4. Kelley, Szolnok2.8 
 5. Toya, Albacomp2.8 
 6. Dejon, Kaposvari2.8 
 7. Lee, Albacomp2.6 
 8. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.6 
 9. LaGrange, Dombovar2.5 
 10. Frazier, Szoln.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep2.1 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.6 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.5 
 4. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.3 
 5. Barro, Szolnok1.2 
 6. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.1 
 7. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 8. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 9. Davis, Salgotarjani0.9 
 10. Walker, Dombov.0.9 


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  ITALY   


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Banco Sard. 12-2 
 2. Trenkwalder 10-5 
 3. Prima Veroli 10-5 
 4. Carmatic PT 9-5 
 5. Enel Brindisi 9-5 
 6. Miro Radici VI 8-6 
 7. Basket Crabs 8-6 
 8. Fastweb CM 8-6 
 9. Aget IM 8-6 
 10. Snaidero UD 7-7 
 11. Umana Reyer 5-9 
 12. Harem SC 5-9 
 13. UCC Casalpus. 4-10 
 14. Fileni Jesi 4-10 
 15. Edimes PV 3-11 
 16. A.B. Latina 3-11 


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 12-0 
 2. Pepsi Caserta 9-3 
 3. Armani MI 8-4 
 4. NGC Cantu 8-5 
 5. Angelico BI 7-5 
 6. La Fortezza 7-5 
 7. Air AV 7-5 
 8. Sigma Coat. 6-6 
 9. Banca Tercas 6-6 
 10. Cimberio VA 6-7 
 11. Benetton TV 6-7 
 12. Lottomatica 5-7 
 13. Scavolini PS 5-8 
 14. Vanoli CR 4-8 
 15. Carife FE 3-11 
 16. O.Marines NA 0-12 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Neal, Benetton TV20.9 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE19.5 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.18.0 
 4. Brown, Air AV18.0 
 5. Jackson, Carife FE16.7 
 6. Jaaber, Lottomat.16.0 
 7. Williams, Scavolin.16.0 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.8 
 9. Mazzarino, NGC C.15.6 
 10. Lavrinovic, Montep.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.6 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.9.2 
 3. Williams, Scavolin.8.5 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.4 
 5. Jones, Pepsi C.8.3 
 6. Thomas, Banca T.7.4 
 7. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.3 
 8. Pasco, Angelico BI7.2 
 9. Brown, Vanoli CR7.0 
 10. Szewczyk, Air6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Brown, Air AV4.9 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS4.5 
 3. Smith, Angelico BI4.4 
 4. McIntyre, Montepas.4.3 
 5. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.3 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.3 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.7 
 8. Childress, Cimberio.3.5 
 9. Kus, Benetton TV3.2 
 10. Mazzarino, NGC.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.3 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.2.9 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.8 
 4. Hawkins, Montepas.2.8 
 5. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 6. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.7 
 7. Grundy, Carife FE2.5 
 8. Vinicius, Sigma Coat.2.4 
 9. Ortner, NGC Cantu2.4 
 10. Di Bella, Pepsi.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CROSARIOL
  Lottomatica
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 2. Nnamaka, Carife FE1.2 
 3. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV0.9 
 5. Traylor, Martos N.0.9 
 6. Eze, Montepaschi0.9 
 7. Nelson, Air AV0.8 
 8. Nicevic, Benetton.0.8 
 9. Moss, La Fortezza0.8 
 10. Lavrinovic, Montep.0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Goss, Scafati .22.1 
 3. Whiting, Aget IM21.4 
 4. Slay, Carmatic PT20.1 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.0 
 6. Crispin, Enel B.19.8 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.18.6 
 8. Rowe, Banco Sard.18.4 
 9. Jackson, Fastw.17.7 
 10. Skinn, Carmatic17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.4 
 2. Johnson, Scafati .11.6 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.1 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.9.3 
 5. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.6 
 6. Chiacig, Scafati .8.2 
 7. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.8 
 8. Hines, Prima Veroli7.7 
 9. Thomas, Enel Brindisi7.6 
 10. Missere, A.B.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.5.1 
 2. Brown, Snaidero UD4.8 
 3. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.3 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.4.1 
 5. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 6. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.4 
 7. Garris, Umana R.3.4 
 8. Scarone, Riviera .3.3 
 9. Crispin, Enel B.3.2 
 10. Slay, Carmatic3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Hatten, UCC C.3.6 
 2. Goss, Scafati .3.4 
 3. Draper, Prima Veroli3.2 
 4. Boyette, Miro R.3.1 
 5. Skinn, Carmatic PT3.1 
 6. Ebi, Riviera Solare2.9 
 7. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 8. Hines, Prima Veroli2.9 
 9. Apodaca, Scafati .2.6 
 10. Pearson, Miro.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Troy OSTLER
  UCC Casalpus.
  (209-F-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.2 
 2. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.2 
 3. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli1.6 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.4 
 6. Hubalek, Banco S.1.1 
 7. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 8. Hall, Fastweb CM0.9 
 9. Radulovic, Enel B.0.9 
 10. Missere, A.B.0.8 


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  JAPAN   


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 17-3 
 2. Sendai 89ers 14-9 
 3. Niigata Albirex 10-10 
 4. Toyama Grouses 9-11 
 5. Saitama Bron. 9-11 
 6. Tokyo Apache 5-13 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 17-5 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 16-10 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 12-12 
 4. Osaka Evessa 10-12 
 5. Oita H.Devils 8-15 
 6. Takamatsu FA 8-16 
 7. Kyoto Hannaryz 6-14 


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  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Timermanis, Barons19.8 
 2. Nelyubov, VEF Riga18.5 
 3. Gulbis, Zemgale18.1 
 4. Kojenets, Liepaja17.4 
 5. Mazeika, VEF Riga17.3 
 6. Davis, Valmiera17.2 
 7. Valeika, Valmiera16.6 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale16.3 
 9. Silavs, Keizarmezs14.8 
 10. Kisielius, Liepa.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Valmiera
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Valeika, Valmiera11.0 
 2. Pettway, Ventspils8.6 
 3. Kojenets, Liepaja7.8 
 4. Nelyubov, VEF Riga7.0 
 5. Zorin, Barons6.1 
 6. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.8 
 7. Gulbis, Zemgale5.5 
 8. Cresnar, Valmiera5.5 
 9. Timermanis, Barons5.5 
 10. Graudins, Valmie.5.2 
Assists Per Game
 Sandis SILAVS
  Keizarmezs
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.3 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.0 
 3. Sirsnins, Barons4.2 
 4. Vilums, Liepaja3.5 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.2 
 6. Bankevics, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera2.6 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF Riga2.5 
 10. Metra, Zemga.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dairis BERTANS
  Ventspils
  (192-G/F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bertans, Ventspils2.7 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Barons2.5 
 4. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.3 
 5. Davis, Valmiera2.2 
 6. Labuckas, VEF Riga2.0 
 7. Vilums, Liepaja1.9 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.8 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.6 
 10. Ragsdale, Baro.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.6 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.0 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera0.9 
 4. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.8 
 5. Blaus, Ventspils0.8 
 6. Zorin, Barons0.7 
 7. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.6 
 8. Pettway, Ventspils0.6 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera0.6 
 10. Renfroe, VEF Ri.0.5 


Ventspils split ways with Galvanosvkis, hire Silvano Poropat - by Eurobasket News
The Latvian champions made a change on the bridge. Ventspils decided to part ways with head coach Agris Galvanovskis and appointed Silvano Poropat at the position. The Croatian had to deal with a slow start of the team in the season. Ventspils lost all five EuroCup games and slipped at 3-3 record in the LBL. Silvano Poropat has worked as a head coach in Ludwigsburg for the last five seasons. He helped the team reach the German Bundesliga Cup Final back in 2007.


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Barons 11-2 
 2. Valmiera 7-5 
 3. Liepaja 7-6 
 4. VEF Riga 4-0 
 5. Zemgale 4-8 
 6. Ventspils 3-3 
 7. Keizarmezs 0-12 


Standings - LBAL
LBL D2 Standings
 1. Turiba 11-3 
 2. BS Ogre 9-5 
 3. Ventspils Aug. 9-5 
 4. Saldus 8-6 
 5. Barons/Ridzene 8-6 
 6. DSN Riga 7-7 
 7. Livani 2-12 
 8. ASK/Buki 2-12 


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Malcolm BATTLES
  Kahraba
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 32
 1. Battles, Kahraba32.0 
 2. Luca, Anibal27.5 
 3. Colson, Antranik25.5 
 4. McLean, Antranik25.0 
 5. Johnson, Al Riyadi23.3 
 6. Clemons, Hoops22.7 
 7. Slaughter, Anibal22.5 
 8. Abed El Nour, Al Ri.21.7 
 9. Byrd, Hoops20.3 
 10. Giles, Al Riya.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm BATTLES
  Kahraba
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 17
 1. Battles, Kahraba17.0 
 2. McLean, Antranik14.0 
 3. Giles, Al Riyadi11.0 
 4. Charles, Champville11.0 
 5. Phillips, Sagesse9.0 
 6. Slaughter, Anibal8.5 
 7. Luca, Anibal8.0 
 8. Zakaria, Kahraba7.3 
 9. Ibrahim, Moutahed7.0 
 10. Christensen, Mou.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Hoops
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Clemons, Hoops9.3 
 2. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi8.3 
 3. Colson, Antranik7.5 
 4. Slaughter, Anibal6.5 
 5. Ibrahim, Moutahed5.3 
 6. Johnson, Al Riyadi4.3 
 7. Akl, Al Riyadi4.0 
 8. Estephane, Champville4.0 
 9. Saoud, Hoops4.0 
 10. Martinez, Champvil.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ali MAHMOUD
  Al Riyadi
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi4.3 
 2. Rida, Champville4.0 
 3. Hamdar, Hoops4.0 
 4. Byrd, Hoops3.7 
 5. Clemons, Hoops3.7 
 6. Hakim, Kahraba2.8 
 7. Yammine, Hoops2.7 
 8. Christensen, Mouta.2.7 
 9. Slaughter, Anibal2.5 
 10. Ibrahim, Moutah.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Christien CHARLES
  Champville
  (213-F/C-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Charles, Champville6.0 
 2. Byrd, Hoops3.7 
 3. Battles, Kahraba3.0 
 4. Giles, Al Riyadi2.0 
 5. Hamdar, Hoops2.0 
 6. Johnson, Al Riyadi1.3 
 7. Bou Abboud, Sagesse1.0 
 8. Akkad, Antranik1.0 
 9. Kassouf, Anibal1.0 
 10. Saoud, Hoo.1.0 


Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 5-0 
 2. Champville 5-2 
 3. Moutahed 4-1 
 4. Hoops 4-3 
 5. Sagesse 2-3 
 6. Anibal 2-4 
 7. Antranik 2-6 
 8. Kahraba 1-4 
 9. Blue Stars 0-1 
 10. Tebnine 0-1 


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.8 
 4. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 5. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 6. Sirvydis, Sakalai16.5 
 7. Gailius, Siauliai15.9 
 8. Bjelica, Lietuvos.15.7 
 9. Kelys, Perlas15.6 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis7.9 
 3. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.7 
 4. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 5. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai7.2 
 7. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.2 
 8. Watson, Zalgiris6.9 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
 10. Adomaitis, Alytus.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.6 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.4 
 3. Low, Siauliai6.2 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.5 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.9 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 8. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.3 
 9. Ivanauskas, Alytus A.4.3 
 10. Jomantas, Liet.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vidas GINEVICIUS
  Lietuvos Rytas
  (193-G-78)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ginevicius, Lietuv.3.3 
 2. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.3.0 
 3. Salenga, Zalgiris2.6 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 5. Pakamanis, Juven.2.3 
 6. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.3 
 7. Vileita, Rudupis2.2 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas2.2 
 9. Kelys, Perlas2.1 
 10. Low, Siauli.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.6 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 4. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 5. Zyle, Aisciai1.2 
 6. Grinius, Nevezis1.2 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.2 
 8. Valukonis, Aisciai1.2 
 9. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.1 
 10. Dimsa, Nevez.1.1 


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Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 31.1
 1. Kennedy, Residence31.1 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre27.2 
 3. Largent, Racing26.0 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes24.8 
 5. Muller, T7124.2 
 6. McDaniel, BBC N.23.4 
 7. Delgado, Etzella22.5 
 8. Scott, Etzella22.5 
 9. Smith, Sparta20.6 
 10. Diederich, Conte.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  BBC Nitia
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. McDaniel, BBC N.14.5 
 2. Gary, Contern14.5 
 3. Scott, Etzella13.0 
 4. Kennedy, Residence11.7 
 5. Crawford, Soleuvre11.3 
 6. Walters, Musel Pikes11.1 
 7. DePree, Amicale11.0 
 8. Stephens, T7110.5 
 9. Grant, Sparta10.5 
 10. Muller, T.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. DePree, Amicale4.5 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.1 
 3. Becker, Contern4.0 
 4. Largent, Racing3.6 
 5. Schumacher, T713.2 
 6. Schwartz, Musel P.3.1 
 7. Smith, Sparta3.0 
 8. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.0 
 9. Delgado, Etzella2.8 
 10. Arbaut, Spar.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. DePree, Amicale3.5 
 2. Scott, Etzella3.2 
 3. Schartz, Amicale2.8 
 4. Delgado, Etzella2.5 
 5. Jones, Amicale2.4 
 6. Jeitz, Contern2.1 
 7. Stephens, T712.0 
 8. Gary, Contern2.0 
 9. Delgado, Etzella2.0 
 10. Walters, Musel Pik.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Nelson DELGADO
  Etzella
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Delgado, Etzella1.0 
 2. Largent, Racing1.0 
 3. Walters, Musel Pikes0.8 
 4. Wojnowski, Musel P.0.7 
 5. Scott, Etzella0.7 
 6. Engel, Sparta0.7 
 7. Hoffmann, Etzella0.7 
 8. Kuhlmann, BBC N.0.7 
 9. Leschek, Residence0.6 
 10. Ribeiro, BBC Nit.0.6 


Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Etzella 12-1 
 2. Contern 11-3 
 3. Amicale 10-4 
 4. T71 10-4 
 5. Sparta 9-4 
 6. Musel Pikes 7-6 
 7. Residence 4-10 
 8. Soleuvre 3-10 
 9. BBC Nitia 1-12 
 10. Racing 0-13 


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Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 28-6 
 2. Halc.Rojos 27-6 
 3. Soles 25-9 
 4. Pioneros 25-9 
 5. Toros 25-10 
 6. Halc.Cordoba 25-11 
 7. Lobos Grises 24-11 
 8. Panteras 19-16 
 9. Lechugueros 18-17 
 10. Bucaneros 17-17 
 11. Abejas 16-19 
 12. Angeles 16-19 
 13. Fuerza Regia 15-19 
 14. Barreteros 14-21 
 15. Potros 14-21 
 16. Huracanes 12-23 
 17. Libertadores 10-25 
 18. Indios 8-25 
 19. Cosmos 6-28 
 20. Pilares 1-32 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-G-78)
  Avg: 30.1
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers30.1 
 2. Anthony, Denver N.30.0 
 3. James, Clevelan.28.9 
 4. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.7 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat27.1 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.26.1 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.0 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.23.7 
 9. Roy, Portland TB23.2 
 10. Arenas, Washin.22.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.1 
 2. Love, Minnesota T.12.4 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.2 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers11.6 
 5. Wallace, Charlotte B.11.6 
 6. Gasol, LA Lakers11.5 
 7. Randolph, Memph.11.5 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.11.3 
 9. Lee, New York K.10.9 
 10. Boozer, Utah Ja.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.3 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.8 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz9.8 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.6 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.8 
 6. Davis, LA Clippers7.9 
 7. James, Clevelan.7.7 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.3 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Duhon, New York.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.2 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers2.0 
 5. Iguodala, Philadel.1.9 
 6. Felton, Charlott.1.9 
 7. Brewer, Utah Jazz1.9 
 8. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 9. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 10. Wade, Miami He.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.4 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Haywood, Washingt.2.3 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers2.2 
 5. Dalembert, Philad.2.2 
 6. Smith, Atlanta H.2.2 
 7. Bogut, Milwauke.2.0 
 8. Okafor, N.Orlean.1.9 
 9. Lopez, New J.1.9 
 10. Perkins, Boston.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 25-9 
 2. Toronto R. 19-18 
 3. New York K. 15-21 
 4. Philadelph.76 11-25 
 5. New Jersey N. 3-33 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 28-10 
 2. Milwaukee B. 15-18 
 3. Chicago B. 15-20 
 4. Detroit P. 11-24 
 5. Indiana P. 11-25 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 25-12 
 2. Atlanta H. 23-13 
 3. Miami Heat 18-16 
 4. Charlotte B. 16-19 
 5. Washington W. 12-22 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 23-14 
 2. Portland TB 23-15 
 3. Oklah.City T. 20-16 
 4. Utah Jazz 20-17 
 5. Minnesota T. 8-30 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 28-8 
 2. Phoenix Suns 23-14 
 3. LA Clippers 16-18 
 4. Sacramento K. 15-21 
 5. Golde State W. 11-24 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 25-12 
 2. San Antonio S. 21-13 
 3. Houston R. 21-16 
 4. N.Orleans H. 18-16 
 5. Memphis G. 18-18 


Friday's games (12) review - by Eurobasket News
LA Lakers - Portland TB 98-107
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) had 32 points and 8 rebounds for the Lakers, who trailed by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter but cut it to single digits in the final minutes. Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) (13 rebs, 5 as) and Derek Fisher (6'1''-G-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) helped with 15 points each. Portland got 32 points, 5 rebs and 6 assists from Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington).

Cleveland C. - Denver N. 97-99
Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) top-scored in victory with 23, Hilario Nene (6'10''-C-82) had 20 and Kenyon Martin filled in nicely for Anthony, scoring 19 points, grabbing 12 boards and playing tough defense on James down the stretch. LeBron James collected 35 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in defeat.

Sacramento K. - Golde State W. 101-108
Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85), who has played in more complete games this season than any other player in the NBA, had 39 points and six assists in 46 minutes while leading the Warriors to a 108-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Corey Maggette (6'6''-G-79, college: Duke) followed with 24 points and 8 rebs. In Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans collected 25 pts.

New Jersey N. - N.Orleans H. 99-103
David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) drained a pair of free throws in the finish to close out a 32-point, 10-rebound night for him. The Hornets, meanwhile, extended their winning streak to five games and won for the 12th time in 13 home games. Emeka Okafor (6'9''-F/C-82, college: Connecticut) added 13 points and the same number of boards. In defeat, Courtney Lee was on fire with 28 points.

Chicago B. - Milwaukee B. 93-96
Andrew Bogut (7'0''-F/C-84, college: Utah) had 27 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high six blocks, and Michael Redd (6'6''-G-79, college: Ohio St.) added 24 points to rally the Bucks to their third straight win, 96-93 over the Bulls on Friday night. Ersan Liyasova helped with 13 pts and 11 rebs. On the other side, Derrick Rose shined with 25 points, 5 rebs and 9 as.

Dallas M. - San Antonio S. 112-103
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) scored 16 of his 26 points during Dallas' 42-point fourth quarter, and the Mavericks overcame a 10-point deficit for a 112-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Jason Terry (6'2''-G-77, college: Arizona) was second scorer in victory with 21 points (8 assists). Tim Duncan collected 31 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the Spurs.

Miami Heat - Phoenix Suns 109-105
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) finished with 33 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, but uncharacteristically had only one point and two assists in the final period. That didn't matter. Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) followed him with 21 points and 10 boards. In Phoenix Suns, Amare Stoudemire came up with 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Boston C. - Atlanta H. 85-93
Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) scored 18 points, including two crucial 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Hawks beat the Boston Celtics for the second time this season, 93-85 Friday night. Michael Bibby (6'2''-G-78, college: Arizona) helped with 17 points and 7 assists. Boston got 21 points from Paul Pierce.

Utah Jazz - Memphis G. 89-91
Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) had 29 points and 15 rebounds, O.J. Mayo (6'5''-G-87, college: USC) hit a 21-foot step back jumper with 5.2 seconds left, and the Grizzlies escaped with a 91-89 victory on Friday night. Rudy Gay delivered 22 points in this victory. Mehmet Okur responded with 16 pts and 6 rebounds in defeat.

Indiana P. - Minnesota T. 109-116
Al Jefferson (6'10''-F-85) had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and the Timberwolves spoiled Danny Granger's surprise return with a 116-109 victory over the Pacers on Friday night. Kevin Love (6'10''-C-88, college: UCLA) also had important role in this win collecting 18 points and 13 rebounds. In Indiana, Troy Murphy netted 21 pts.

Toronto R. - Philadelph.76 108-106
Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) made the go-ahead three-point play with 8.4 seconds left and had 29 points and nine rebounds to lead Toronto to a 108-106 victory over the 76ers on Friday night. Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) scored 23 points to help the Raptors rally from a 13-point hole and win their third straight. DeMar Rozan helped with 12 pts and 6 rebounds. In loss, Louis Williams scored 23 pts.

Orlando M. - Washington W. 97-104
Antawn Jamison (6'9''-F-76, college: N.Carolina) had 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Wizards in the team's first home game since Arenas was suspended indefinitely by the NBA. The three-time All-Star is being investigated by federal and local authorities for bringing guns to the Verizon Center and related incidents. Caron Butler (6'7''-F-80, college: Connecticut) added 13 pts and 7 rebs. In the loosing squad, Dwight Howard came up with 23 pts and 11 boards.



Blazers sign Shavlik Randolph to 10 day contract, Thunder recall DJ White - by Eurobasket News
The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Shavlik Randolph (6'10''-F-83, college: Duke) to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard. Randolph, 26, has appeared in two games for the Trail Blazers this season, totaling four points, a rebound and an assist in five minutes before being waived Jan. 6. He was originally signed on Dec. 30. Portlands roster now stands at 16 players.

Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has recalled forward D.J. White (6'9''-F-86, college: Indiana) from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. White appeared in six games (six starts) for the 66ers since he was originally assigned to Tulsa on December 26. The 6-9 forward averaged 18.3 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per contest while with Tulsa. He tallied four double-doubles and scored 20 or more points twice.


New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks to swap Kris Humphries for Eduardo Najera - by Eurobasket News
The Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets have reached a verbal agreement on a trade that will send reserve forward Kris Humphries (6'9''-F-85, college: Minnesota) and exiled swingman Shawne Williams (6'9''-F/C-86, college: Memphis) to the Nets and bring forward Eduardo Najera (6'8''-F-76, college: Oklahoma) back to Dallas for a second stint after the Mavericks acquired him in the 2000 draft.

NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Friday night that the Nets agreed to use a trade exception to absorb the $2.4 million expiring contract of Williams, which clinched the deal. Dallas sent Williams away from the team last season over concerns about his professionalism and did not let him return this season.

Sources said both teams have signed off on the swap but formal NBA approval is not expected before Monday when the league office reopens.

Sources said the Nets will waive Williams as soon as they get him and must also release another player -- all signs as of Friday night pointed to former first-round pick Sean Williams -- to create the required roster space to make the trade.

The teams had been discussing the deal for several days but talks appeared to break down when the Nets shifted their focus earlier in the week to the buyout of veteran guard Rafer Alston and the acquisition of reserve guard Chris Quinn from Miami.

Although Najera remains popular locally after a successful four-season stint as an energy guy to start his career, Dallas' motivations for making this deal were largely financial.

The Mavericks have been trying to move Shawne Williams for months and shedding his contract along with Humphries' deal will save Dallas nearly $2.5 million in 2009-10 salary, which computes to an overall savings of nearly $5 million when adding in the Mavericks' luxury-tax obligations.

The Nets, by contrast, were willing to take on Humphries -- and the extra $700,000 he's guaranteed next season compared to Najera -- because they're looking for younger players who can supply more hustle and effort to help the team survive the second half of what is threatening to be a historically dismal season.

At 3-32, New Jersey is on a pace for only seven victories, which would make them the worst team in NBA history, replacing the Philadelphia 76ers who posted a 9-73 record in 1972-73.

Sources said that the Nets thus continue to explore their trade and buyout options with several players on their bench -- Josh Boone, Tony Battie, Keyon Dooling and Trenton Hassell are among those that have been shopped recently -- to open up roster spots for fresh blood from the D-League.


Courtesy of ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com)


Grizzlies sign Lester Hudson - by Eurobasket News
The Memphis Grizzlies claimed Memphis native Lester Hudson (6'3''-G-84, college: Tennessee-Martin) off waivers, Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced Friday (January 8). Hudson was available after being waived by the Boston Celtics on Jan. 6.

We are excited to acquire Lester Hudson off waivers, Wallace said. Lester is a player we thought of highly in the pre-draft process. He earned favorable reviews for his performance during his brief time with the Celtics. He is an athletic, tough combo guard who was one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball over his two years at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It is a wonderful day for the Grizzlies to be able to bring this Memphian back home to continue his NBA career.

The 6-3, 190-pound rookie guard averaged 1.4 points and 0.5 assists in 4.4 minutes in 16 appearances this season with the Celtics, who selected him in the second round (58th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft. Boston also assigned Hudson to two different stints with their NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, where the 25-year-old posted 14.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 28.0 minutes in five games.

One of the most explosive scorers in the NCAA in recent years, Hudson ranked second in the nation in scoring in 2008-09 behind current Golden State Warriors rookie Stephen Curry, averaging 27.5 points as well as 7.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.34 steals in his senior season with the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks. In his junior year, Hudson became the first mens player in Division I history to record a quadruple-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals on Nov. 13, 2007 vs. Central Baptist College.

The native Memphian transferred to UT-Martin after playing his first two seasons at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis.

The Grizzlies roster now stands at 14 players.


Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


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BLNO Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ammerud - Baerum 85-101
Baerum posted the seventh win in the season as they defeated Ammerud on the road. Stian Berg (186-G-91) and Donald Oatis scored 18 points each to lead the visitors. Chucky Frierson and Christer Elgmork added 15 points apiece for Baerum. Ammerud answered with game-high 25 points, 7 assists, 6 boards and 5 steals from Roy Nwachukwu. Christian Hinsch had 23 points and 9 assists in the loss.

Tromso - Harstad 121-99
Tromso ended the year on a high note as they thrashed Harstad at home court. Anthony Williams (203-F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Cent.Florida) scored 28 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead the charge. Matthew Lawrence added 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Ahmed Diomande (191-G-88) responded with 29 points and 9 rebounds for the Vikings. Thomas Ble finished with 19 points, 6 boards and 6 assists in defeat.

Harstad - Tromso 95-91
Ahmed Diomande scored 27 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and distributed 4 assists to lead Harstad past Tromso. Bendik Myhrer added 24 points as the winners improved at 9-6 record. The Storm responded with 27 points and 10 boards from Matthew Lawrence.



Eric Gaff Signs with Asker Aliens, Norway - by Eurobasket
Former Grace standout and NAIA First Team All-American center Eric Gaff (208-C, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Grace) signed a contract to play basketball in Norway, for the Asker Aliens BC. Eric just finished his studies in Education as he was Student Teaching the first Semester of this current academic year and Graduated this past December of 2009, thus leaving him ready to begin his playing career overseas.
I am thankful for the opportunity to continue playing basketball, Gaff said. It has always been a desire to play professionally, and I am excited to help the Asker Basketball Club continue to build success. I look forward to the challenge but also look forward to the platform of sharing my faith in Christ and impacting kids in the community through basketball.
Last year, Gaff led the nation in rebounds (12.2 per game) and double-doubles (24) while averaging 21.0 points per game in leading the Lancers to a 22-11 finish. Gaff also led the Lancers in back-to-back trips to the NAIA National Tournament in Branson, Mo. Grace advanced to the Elite Eight round each year.
It is exciting to see Eric continue his career overseas, said Grace mens basketball coach Jim Kessler. I am pleased to see him finish his academics before taking the next step in his career. We look forward to following his success both on and off the court and appreciate all that hes done for Grace College and the mens basketball program.
Gaff was also a First Team All-Conference selection. He finished his career 10th on Graces all-time scoring list with 1,912 points and 2nd on Graces all-time rebounding list with 1,219. He is the seventh player in Lancer history to top 1,000 career points and rebounds.
To follow Gaff overseas, visit Askers website at www.askeraliens.com.



Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker 14-1 
 2. Gimle 11-4 
 3. Tromso 10-5 
 4. Harstad 9-6 
 5. Ammerud 7-9 
 6. Baerum 7-9 
 7. Froya 2-13 
 8. Ulriken 1-14 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Matthew LAWRENCE
  Tromso
  (201-G-86)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Lawrence, Tromso24.9 
 2. Eskeland, Ulriken23.6 
 3. Williams, Tromso22.1 
 4. Karlsen, Asker20.3 
 5. Mahnin, Asker19.7 
 6. Skaara, Baerum19.6 
 7. Djerman, Gimle18.5 
 8. Bullock, Gimle17.8 
 9. Oatis, Baerum17.7 
 10. Diomande, Harst.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mario WOODSON
  Harstad
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Woodson, Harstad11.6 
 2. Gray, Baerum10.8 
 3. Oatis, Baerum9.0 
 4. Djerman, Gimle9.0 
 5. Nwachukwu, Ammerud8.9 
 6. Williams, Tromso8.5 
 7. Bullock, Gimle8.4 
 8. Christensen, Tro.8.3 
 9. Karlsen, Asker7.9 
 10. Livas, Trom.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.3 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.9 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.5 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.5 
 5. Hinsch, Ammerud4.4 
 6. Woodson, Harstad4.3 
 7. Ble, Harstad4.1 
 8. Jawara, Froya3.9 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso3.5 
 10. Nguyen, Fro.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.7 
 2. Jawara, Froya2.1 
 3. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 4. Eskeland, Ulriken2.0 
 5. Ble, Harstad2.0 
 6. Mihaylov, Tromso1.9 
 7. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 8. Karlsen, Asker1.8 
 9. Christensen, Tro.1.8 
 10. Nwachukwu, Ammer.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Oatis, Baerum2.5 
 2. Williams, Tromso1.5 
 3. Kombat, Froya1.2 
 4. Woodson, Harstad1.1 
 5. Bullock, Gimle0.9 
 6. Christensen, Tro.0.9 
 7. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 8. Karlsen, Asker0.7 
 9. Ouakkaha, Ulriken0.6 
 10. Hammer, Ulrik.0.6 


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  PALESTINE   


Cup Tournament FINAL FOUR: Sarriyeh, Orthodoxi Bethlehem, Ibdaa and Hiteen - by Tamara Awartani
Today the final four games will take place, Sarriyet Ramallah will be playing against Orthodoxi Bethlehem and Ibdaa against Hiteen.





Sarriyet Ramallah vs. Orthodoxi Bethlehem
Sarriyet Ramallah will have an edge with its long years players experience, such as
Ibrahim Al Habash (194-F-75), Saleem Al Husari (184-G-85), Saleem Sakakini, Murad Abu Laban, Bashar Kassess, being champs a couple of times in the superleague over the years and cup tournament last year as well as having an import player Michael Harrington (203-F, college: Detroit Mercy) who will play a major role under basket. Sarriyeh also is the only team having an American Coach Ozell Wells with his amazing experience will surely play a role.
On the other hand, Orthodoxi Bethlehem, the team which newly got up to the superleague after winning the division I this season, has high potential with its great players such as Ibrahim Bandak, Raed Barakat, Basheer Shatara, Osama Abu Jaber to name a few along with their import player Mike Grinder (191-G/F-80, college: Simpson (CA)) who played a major role in getting them to the final four.




Ibdaa vs. Hiteen
All Ibdaas games have been a piece of cake but need to focus right from the start, with its great players experience and winning the superleague this season and being the cup tournament champs a few times,Yahia Al Khatib (190-G-77),
Iyad Yousef Abdalla (205-C-80), Husam Obaid, Abdullah Jaber along with the amazing import player Jamal Ward (198-F-79, college: Chattanooga) who is blowing the fans minds out every game with his great moves and dunks, will be tough to compete with.
As for Hiteen, who are missing a major key to their competitiveness, Shadi Takruri but still are known for their quickness and great chemistry amongst its players, especially Maysra Itmeh, Haytham Qanaeer, Darwazeh , Radwan AlWanni and Ameed Mbaslat will get a great exposure and experience playing against one of the strongest teams in the league.






Previous Games:
Sariyet against Qalandia Qalandia Withdrew
Orthodoxi Bethlehem vs. Huwara 88-71
Hiteen vs. AlRaI Saleh 68 - 53
Ibdaa vs. Eibal 84 - 56



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  PARAGUAY   


Deportivo Obrero and 1 de Mayo yet undefeated - by Gianni Pascucci
In Round 2 of Liga de Pilar, General Diaz upset America, 57-57 led by Alberto Romero (176-G-84), who hit some decisive three pointers at the end of the game. In the other matches, Deportivo Obrero easily prevailed over Capitan Bado, 62-53 and 1 de Mayo defeated Sport Crucecita 71-54. These two teams lead the table undefeated, see down:
1. Dep.Obrero 2-0
2. 1de Mayo 2-0
3. America 1-1
4. General Diaz 1-1
5. Sport Crucecita 0-2
6. Capitan Bado 0-2
with the help of Marcos Ortiz Ravetti.


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  PBL   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Terry EVANS
  Stahnsdorf
  (196-F-86)
  Avg:
 1. Audet-Sow, Quebec K.30.0 
 2. Ayuso, Capitanes25.0 
 3. Reyes, Capitanes23.0 
 4. Cortes, Capitanes20.0 
 5. Ellis, Lawton F.20.0 
 6. Bowden, Lawton F.19.0 
 7. Freeman, Lawton F.19.0 
 8. Mouton, Maryland.19.0 
 9. Holmes, Quebec K.17.0 
 10. Fountain, Lawton.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terry EVANS
  Stahnsdorf
  (196-F-86)
  Avg:
 1. Reyes, Capitanes20.0 
 2. Crookshank, Halif.20.0 
 3. Philippe-M., Quebec K.17.0 
 4. Aubry, Capitanes15.0 
 5. George, Quebec Kebs11.0 
 6. Daniels, Lawton F.9.0 
 7. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC8.0 
 8. Ellis, Lawton F.8.0 
 9. Freeman, Lawton F.7.0 
 10. Malone, Halifax.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Terry EVANS
  Stahnsdorf
  (196-F-86)
  Avg:
 1. Daniels, Lawton F.7.0 
 2. Ervin, Halifax R.6.0 
 3. Fountain, Lawton F.5.0 
 4. Bennett, Halifax R.5.0 
 5. Rodriguez, Capit.4.0 
 6. Bowden, Lawton F.4.0 
 7. Dean, Lawton Ft.SC3.0 
 8. Ellis, Lawton F.3.0 
 9. Holmes, Quebec K.3.0 
 10. Mouton, Maryla.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Terry EVANS
  Stahnsdorf
  (196-F-86)
  Avg:
 1. Daniels, Lawton F.3.0 
 2. Smith, Lawton F.3.0 
 3. Bennett, Halifax R.3.0 
 4. Holmes, Quebec K.3.0 
 5. Ellis, Lawton F.3.0 
 6. Michel, Quebec K.2.0 
 7. Deleon, Halifax R.2.0 
 8. Audet-Sow, Quebec K.2.0 
 9. George, Quebec Kebs2.0 
 10. Ervin, Halifax.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Terry EVANS
  Stahnsdorf
  (196-F-86)
  Avg:
 1. George, Quebec Kebs2.0 
 2. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.0 
 3. Daniels, Lawton F.1.0 
 4. Ellis, Lawton F.1.0 
 5. Bowden, Lawton F.1.0 
 6. Underwood, Halif.1.0 
 7. Crookshank, Halif.1.0 
 8. McKeon, Maryland.0.5 
 9. Dean, Lawton Ft.SC0.0 
 10. Marshall, Lawton.0.0 


Capitanes win again ! - by Gianni Pascucci
The Manchester Millrats fell to the Puerto Rico Capitanes 116-104 on the road in Premier Basketball League action yesterday night in Arecibo. The game completed a very succesful start in the PBL for the Capitanes, that feature several Puerto Rican Olympic team players including 6'3 shooting guard Elias 'Larry' Ayuso (6'3''-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC), and the PBL Player of the Week, power forward Angelo Reyes (6'9''-F/C-81). The home team jumped out to a quick 8-3 lead, as Ayuso hit from deep to start the game. Manchester hung in there, but fell behind 29-23 by the end of the first quarter. The Millrats rode the hot hand of guard Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Massachusetts) (22 points in the first half), going on 30-21 run through the second quarter, and led 53-50 at the intermission. In the second half, the two teams battled back and forth with Puerto Rico starting to take control with perimeter scoring by Ayuso and David Cortes (6'3''-G/F-81). The fourth quarter began with a slight advantage, 78-77, for Puerto Rico. Consecutive field goals from Elias Ayuso and Omar Alvarado (5'11''-G-83), took the Capitanes to a safer margin at 91-87 with 5 1/2 minutes left. The Millrats could not close the gap, and Puerto Rico secured a well fought victory.
Anthony Anderson led the Millrats with 36 points on 13-17 shooting. Dwight Brewington (6'5''-G-84, college: Liberty) added 15, and Stanley Ocitti (6'8''-F/C-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Binghamton) and Jose Guitian (6'10''-F-87, college: Lasell) chipped in 14 a piece. Angelo Reyes was another time very good, scoring 28 points and hauling down 13 rebounds, while Elias Ayuso scored 25 points on 7-13 shooting from three point range. With the loss Manchester drops to 1-1 on the season, while the Capitanes move to 3-0 at the top of the table.


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Capitanes 4-0 
 2. Lawton Ft.SC 2-0 
 3. Rochester R. 1-0 
 4. Halifax R. 1-1 
 5. Manchester 1-2 
 6. Quebec Kebs 1-2 
 7. Buffalo S. 0-1 
 8. Vermont FH 0-1 
 9. Maryland G. 0-3 


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Cardona, Talk N.20.6 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.9 
 3. Tubid, Ginebra18.1 
 4. Williams, Santa Lucia17.6 
 5. Miller, Alaska17.1 
 6. Tenorio, Alaska15.1 
 7. Yap, Purefoods15.1 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Text14.8 
 9. David, Burger King14.6 
 10. Raymundo, Pur.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia14.6 
 2. Taulava, Coca-Cola10.3 
 3. Santos, San Miguel10.3 
 4. Reavis, Purefoods9.3 
 5. Carey, Talk N Text8.9 
 6. Pena, San Miguel8.6 
 7. Reyes, Rain o.7.8 
 8. Espinas, Santa L.7.3 
 9. Alonzo, Barako Bull7.3 
 10. Espino, Coca-Co.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  Coca-Cola
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.9 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.8 
 3. Villanueva, San M.5.4 
 4. Alapag, Talk N Text5.3 
 5. Miller, Alaska4.5 
 6. Castro, Talk N Text4.5 
 7. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.4 
 8. Yeo, Santa Lucia4.3 
 9. Mercado, Rain o.4.0 
 10. Tenorio, Alas.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.1 
 2. Williams, Santa Lucia1.9 
 3. Artadi, Purefoods1.9 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.1.7 
 5. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.5 
 6. Buenafe, Burger K.1.5 
 7. Abarrientos, Gineb.1.4 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.1.4 
 9. Santos, San Miguel1.4 
 10. Lanete, Burger Ki.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Peek, Talk N Text1.6 
 2. Santos, San Miguel1.6 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.4 
 4. Thoss, Alaska1.1 
 5. Maierhofer, Puref.1.1 
 6. Aquino, Santa Lucia1.0 
 7. Pennisi, San Miguel0.9 
 8. Devance, Alaska0.9 
 9. Belga, Burger King0.8 
 10. Williams, Santa Luc.0.8 


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. San Miguel 13-4 
 2. Ginebra 12-6 
 3. Alaska 11-3 
 4. Talk N Text 11-6 
 5. Santa Lucia 10-6 
 6. Purefoods 9-6 
 7. Burger King 6-11 
 8. Rain or Shine 4-12 
 9. Smart Gilas 3-4 
 10. Coca-Cola 3-13 
 11. Barako Bull 2-13 


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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Assec.Prokom 16-0 
 2. Anwil 13-2 
 3. Polpharma 11-5 
 4. PGE Turow 9-6 
 5. AZS Koszalin 9-7 
 6. Trefl Sopot 9-7 
 7. Sokol Znicz 8-7 
 8. Energa Czarni 7-8 
 9. Polonia 7-9 
 10. Stal SW 6-9 
 11. PBG Basket 5-10 
 12. SKK Kotwica 4-12 
 13. ISS Sportino 2-13 
 14. Polonia 2011 2-13 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.9 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 3. Mays, Znicz19.1 
 4. Berisha, Polonia 201118.5 
 5. Chappell, Znicz18.4 
 6. Weeden, Polpharma18.3 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.18.1 
 8. Williamson, Znicz17.5 
 9. Maye, PBG Basket17.0 
 10. Harris, SKK.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.7 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.11.3 
 3. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.7 
 4. Chappell, Znicz8.5 
 5. NaNa, Polonia Azbud8.0 
 6. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 7. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 8. Okafor, Polpharma7.1 
 9. Williamson, Znicz7.0 
 10. Stefanski, Trefl.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Szubarga, Anwil7.3 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.5.1 
 4. Joyce, Anwil4.9 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.8 
 6. Smith, SKK Kotwica4.8 
 7. Brazelton, Energa C.4.4 
 8. Hughes, Polonia .4.2 
 9. Snieg, Polonia 20113.9 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 David LOGAN
  Assec.Prokom
  (184-G-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.5 
 2. Godbold, Stal SW2.5 
 3. Szubarga, Anwil2.4 
 4. Chappell, Znicz2.4 
 5. Majewski, Polph.2.3 
 6. Mays, Znicz2.1 
 7. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 8. Angley, Polpharma1.9 
 9. Hawkins, Trefl S.1.8 
 10. Loyd, Stal1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .2.0 
 2. Wyka, Znicz1.2 
 3. Misiewicz, Znicz1.2 
 4. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.1 
 5. Harris, SKK K.1.1 
 6. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.1 
 7. Sullivan, Anwil1.1 
 8. Kolowca, Polonia 20110.9 
 9. Kulig, Polpharma0.8 
 10. Bigus, ISS Sporti.0.8 


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 9-0 
 2. Ovarense 8-1 
 3. Porto Ferpinta 6-2 
 4. VSC Guimar. 4-4 
 5. Sampaense 4-5 
 6. Barreirense 3-5 
 7. Illiabum 3-5 
 8. CAB 3-5 
 9. Academica 3-5 
 10. Ginasio 3-6 
 11. AD Vagos 3-6 
 12. Fisica 2-7 


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Barcelos 9-1 
 2. Penafiel 8-2 
 3. Lusitania 7-2 
 4. Electrico FC 6-4 
 5. Angra 5-5 
 6. Seixal 5-5 
 7. Galitos FC 5-5 
 8. Sangalhos 4-5 
 9. Povoa 4-5 
 10. A.Musical 2-7 
 11. Terceira Basket 1-7 
 12. Maia Basket 0-8 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon DAGANS
  Ginasio
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Dagans, Ginasio21.7 
 2. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.3 
 3. Powers, Fisica21.1 
 4. Smith, AD Vagos18.9 
 5. Ramos, Benfica18.1 
 6. Voorhees, AD Vagos18.1 
 7. Schneider, CAB18.0 
 8. St.Robert, Illiabum17.5 
 9. Eddie, VSC Guimar.16.6 
 10. Soderberg, C.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John SMITH
  AD Vagos
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Smith, AD Vagos10.6 
 2. Lee, Ovarense10.6 
 3. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.4 
 4. St.Robert, Illiabum10.0 
 5. Webster, CAB9.3 
 6. Johnson, Fisica9.3 
 7. Terrell, Porto F.9.3 
 8. Johnson, Academica8.9 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense8.9 
 10. Powers, Fisi.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Felix, Illiabum3.5 
 2. Costa, Ginasio2.9 
 3. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.6 
 4. Hunt, Porto F.2.5 
 5. Marcal, Porto F.2.5 
 6. Dagans, Ginasio2.4 
 7. Balseiro, Sampa.2.4 
 8. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.3 
 9. Schneider, CAB2.3 
 10. Reed, Benfi.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Joao REVELES
  AD Vagos
  (187-G-80)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Reveles, AD Vagos6.8 
 2. Manarte, Ovarense6.6 
 3. Felix, Illiabum6.4 
 4. Simoes, Academica4.7 
 5. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.5 
 6. Fernandes, CAB4.4 
 7. Costa, Ginasio4.3 
 8. Salvador, Fisica4.2 
 9. Miranda, Ovarense4.0 
 10. Nealy, VSC Guim.3.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  Ovarense
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lee, Ovarense1.9 
 2. Frisby, Benfica1.6 
 3. Terrell, Porto F.1.5 
 4. Soderberg, CAB1.3 
 5. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 6. Smith, AD Vagos1.3 
 7. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 8. Clark, Barreirense1.3 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense1.2 
 10. Goncalves, Ginas.1.2 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Capitanes win again ! - by Gianni Pascucci
The Manchester Millrats fell to the Puerto Rico Capitanes 116-104 on the road in Premier Basketball League action yesterday night in Arecibo. The game completed a very succesful start in the PBL for the Capitanes, that feature several Puerto Rican Olympic team players including 6'3 shooting guard Elias 'Larry' Ayuso (6'3''-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC), and the PBL Player of the Week, power forward Angelo Reyes (6'9''-F/C-81). The home team jumped out to a quick 8-3 lead, as Ayuso hit from deep to start the game. Manchester hung in there, but fell behind 29-23 by the end of the first quarter. The Millrats rode the hot hand of guard Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Massachusetts) (22 points in the first half), going on 30-21 run through the second quarter, and led 53-50 at the intermission. In the second half, the two teams battled back and forth with Puerto Rico starting to take control with perimeter scoring by Ayuso and David Cortes (6'3''-G/F-81). The fourth quarter began with a slight advantage, 78-77, for Puerto Rico. Consecutive field goals from Elias Ayuso and Omar Alvarado (5'11''-G-83), took the Capitanes to a safer margin at 91-87 with 5 1/2 minutes left. The Millrats could not close the gap, and Puerto Rico secured a well fought victory.
Anthony Anderson led the Millrats with 36 points on 13-17 shooting. Dwight Brewington (6'5''-G-84, college: Liberty) added 15, and Stanley Ocitti (6'8''-F/C-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Binghamton) and Jose Guitian (6'10''-F-87, college: Lasell) chipped in 14 a piece. Angelo Reyes was another time very good, scoring 28 points and hauling down 13 rebounds, while Elias Ayuso scored 25 points on 7-13 shooting from three point range. With the loss Manchester drops to 1-1 on the season, while the Capitanes move to 3-0 at the top of the table.


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  ROMANIA   


CSU Sibiu land Ivan Miskovic - by Eurobasket News
Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84, agency: Los Angeles Sports Group, college: Alaska-Fairb.) became the new player in CSU Sibiu. The 25-year-old centre will replace Terrance Roberson (201-F-76, college: Fresno St.). Ivan Miskovic started the season in Denmark. He averaged 17.5 points, 9.3 boards and 1.3 blocks for Randers Cimbria. Last season Ivan Miskovic was the part of the Bakken Bears champions squad. The Serbian player tallied 11.2 points, 6.5 boards and 1.1 assists per appearance.


Milos Pavlovic joins Gaz Metan - by Eurobasket News
Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) has signed a deal with Gaz Metan. The Serbian centre is expected to replace Kitwana Rhymer (208-C-78, college: Massachusetts) on the squad. The 26-year-old player started the season in Kryvbasbasket in Ukraine. Milos Pavlovic tallied 7.0 points, 3.2 boards and 2.2 assists per game in the Superleague. Last season Milos Pavlovic helped the Kryvyi Rih team to the UBL championship title. He was named the UBL Player of the Year by our site.


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


Woni signs for Al Wahda - by Ali Ahmed
Al Wahda strengthened their roster with addition of 33-year old Ivorian Center Mohamed Woni (208-F/C-77, college: Clemson). Woni played most recently at Hokkaido (Japan) .

Outlook:
Very similar offensive game to Hakeem Olajuwon; Great face up jumper up to 17; excellent baseline fade away and post moves, including up and under and other pivots; A scoring big man with a very nice touch. Trained and developed game at the prestigious Pete Newells Big Man Camp for pros and top college players while he was at Clemson. Great looking body; long arms and very good strength.

Awards/Achievements:
High School Parade 4th Team All American -96
Top 30 High School -96
Chinese Summer League Champion -01
CBA-IBL all-star team to play the Chinese National Team in China -02
Mexican CIBACOPA All-Star Game -03
Chinese D2 Summer League Finalist -03
Mexican CIMEBA All-Star Game -04
French N1 Champion -05
Dominican Rep. La Romana League All-Star Game -06
Paraguayan Basketball League Winner -06
ABA Quarterfinals -07



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  SERBIA   


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Panic, Metalac18.7 
 2. Markovic, Napredak18.1 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.5 
 4. Jorovic, Borac16.5 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.5 
 6. Micevic, Borac16.3 
 7. Kruscic, Beograd16.1 
 8. Markovic, Tamis16.1 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad15.8 
 10. Jelovac, Mega.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nenad CANAK
  PVSK Pannon
  (204-F-76)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Canak, Tamis8.2 
 2. Jelovac, Mega V.7.8 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.2 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.7.1 
 5. Ljubojevic, Novi S.7.0 
 6. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 7. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.7 
 8. Pobric, Novi Sad6.5 
 9. Mitrovic, Beograd6.4 
 10. Dramicanin, Bor.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.5 
 2. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.4 
 4. Martinic, Vojvodina4.2 
 5. Korac, Beograd4.0 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad4.0 
 7. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.9 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.5 
 9. Tresac, Borac3.3 
 10. Djordjevic, Slo.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.3 
 2. Martinic, Vojvodina2.2 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 5. Dimitrijevic, Sloga1.7 
 6. Cvetkovic, Ergonom1.6 
 7. Stojanovski, Napre.1.5 
 8. Tomasevic, Vojvo.1.5 
 9. Tresac, Borac1.5 
 10. Djordjevic, Slo.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Stefan BIRCEVIC
  Metalac
  (209-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Bircevic, Metalac1.6 
 2. Lukovic, Radnic.1.4 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.4 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.3 
 5. Petric, KG 061.3 
 6. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 7. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 8. Bjegovic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.7 
 10. Markovic, Radn.0.6 


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  SLOVENIA   


Standings - 1A
Liga Standings
 1. Krka 10-3 
 2. Helios 10-4 
 3. Geoplin Slovan 9-3 
 4. Rudar 9-4 
 5. Alpos Sentjur 7-6 
 6. TCG Mercator 7-6 
 7. Zlatorog 7-6 
 8. Elektra Esotech 6-7 
 9. Parklji 6-7 
 10. Polzela 4-9 
 11. Luka Koper 3-9 
 12. Sencur CP 0-13 
Will join on later stage:
 1. U.Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Marcus CRENSHAW
  Sentjur
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Crenshaw, Sentjur20.3 
 2. Cebular, Sentjur19.9 
 3. Snow, Helios19.8 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .18.1 
 5. Mucic, Rudar16.3 
 6. Cup, Elektra .16.2 
 7. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 8. Nikolic, Krka16.0 
 9. Strnad, Zlatorog15.6 
 10. Bubnic, Zlator.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros NIKOLIC
  Krka
  (207-F/C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Nikolic, Krka9.0 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. King, Polzela7.7 
 4. Markic, Luka Koper6.5 
 5. Simovic, Sentjur6.3 
 6. Cup, Elektra .6.2 
 7. Muric, Parklji6.1 
 8. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.0 
 9. Bubnic, Zlatorog5.8 
 10. Ovcina, Polze.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.3 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur4.6 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.5 
 4. Nachbar, Luka Koper4.1 
 5. Mocnik, Helios4.0 
 6. Jersin, Parklji3.8 
 7. Cmer, Zlatorog3.8 
 8. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur3.0 
 10. Petrovic, Heli.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HAFNAR
  Polzela
  (195-G-77)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hafnar, Polzela2.3 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .2.0 
 3. Lapornik, Sentjur1.8 
 4. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 5. Skok, Polzela1.7 
 6. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 7. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 8. Strnad, Zlatorog1.6 
 9. Petrovic, Helios1.5 
 10. Mocnik, Heli.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros NIKOLIC
  Krka
  (207-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Nikolic, Krka1.6 
 2. King, Polzela1.2 
 3. Sviridov, Polzela1.0 
 4. Cup, Elektra .0.9 
 5. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 6. Klepo, Geoplin Slovan0.7 
 7. Pavic, Geoplin Slovan0.7 
 8. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 9. Cigoja, Geoplin .0.6 
 10. Nowakowski, Luka.0.6 


Olimpija and Becirovic part ways - by Zeljko Zule
Union Olimpija parted ways with Sani Becirovic (195-G-81, agency: Beo Basket). He appeared in 9 games of Euroleague this season, averaging 12.9 points (2P 40%, 3P 30%, FT 83%), 3.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocks in 28.1 minutes per apperance while in 13 games of Adriatic League he averaging 12.9 points (2P 42%, 3P 46%, FT 89%), 1.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocks in 25.4 minutes per game.

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  SOUTH KOREA   


Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 26-9 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 26-9 
 3. KCC Egis 24-11 
 4. Dongbu Promy 23-12 
 5. LG Sakers 19-15 
 6. Samsung Th. 16-18 
 7. KT&G Kites 11-23 
 8. ET Land B.Sl. 11-24 
 9. Daegu Orions 8-25 
 10. SK Knights 8-26 


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  SPAIN   


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 15-1 
 2. Caja Laboral 13-3 
 3. MMC Real M. 13-4 
 4. Valencia BC 12-5 
 5. DKV Joventut 11-6 
 6. Cajasol 10-6 
 7. Unicaja 7-9 
 8. Estudiantes 7-9 
 9. Lagun Aro GBC 7-9 
 10. Xacobeo BS 7-9 
 11. Valladolid 7-10 
 12. Manresa 7-10 
 13. Gran Canaria 6-10 
 14. Granada 6-10 
 15. Fuenlabrada 6-10 
 16. Meridiano A. 6-10 
 17. Bizkaia Bilbao 4-13 
 18. CB Murcia 3-13 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.19.1 
 2. Morley, Burgos18.4 
 3. Hughes, Leon17.7 
 4. Roe, Tenerife17.3 
 5. Donaldson, La La.17.2 
 6. Riera, Mallorca17.0 
 7. Quinteros, CAI Z.16.6 
 8. Guillen, La Laguna15.8 
 9. Blanch, Mallorca15.2 
 10. Xavier, Breog.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.6 
 2. Starosta, Melilla10.6 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Padgett, La Palma8.1 
 5. Arteaga, Palencia8.1 
 6. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.1 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife7.8 
 8. Adrien, Breogan7.6 
 9. Coleman, Breogan7.4 
 10. Turner, Vive.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.8 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla4.1 
 3. Mena, La Palma3.7 
 4. Vallmajo, Breogan3.2 
 5. Perez, Cornella3.2 
 6. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 7. Garrido, La Laguna3.2 
 8. Hernandez, Burgos3.1 
 9. Quinteros, CAI Z.3.1 
 10. Sabat, Giro.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.1 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.7 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.3 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.1 
 6. Xavier, Breogan1.9 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.8 
 8. Victor, Vive M.1.8 
 9. Perez, Cornella1.7 
 10. Rocchia, Le.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nedzad SINANOVIC
  Unicaja
  (221-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.7 
 2. Donaldson, La La.1.7 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.6 
 4. Naymick, Caceres1.6 
 5. Samb, Cornella1.4 
 6. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.4 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.3 
 8. Roe, Tenerife1.2 
 9. Joseph, Cornella1.1 
 10. Green, Mallor.1.0 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Nate HIGGS
  L''Hospitalet
  (200-F-70)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Higgs, L''Hospitalet17.3 
 2. Pigram, Andorra17.2 
 3. Vereen, Rosalia16.8 
 4. Howard, Guadalaj.16.4 
 5. Ferrer, Cajasur .16.1 
 6. Uriz, Santurtzi15.4 
 7. Barcelo, Plasencia15.4 
 8. Johnson, Huesca15.1 
 9. Salson, Huesca15.0 
 10. Freimanis, Qalat.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gustavo AYON
  Tenerife
  (209-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Ayon, Illescas10.2 
 2. Howard, Guadalaj.9.9 
 3. Miller, Huelva9.6 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.9.3 
 5. Santana, Caja Rioja8.3 
 6. Williams, Matchmind7.6 
 7. Virgil, Alcazar7.4 
 8. Ausina, Matchmind7.3 
 9. Hampl, Santurtzi7.3 
 10. Silvestre, Plasenc.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja4.9 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.7 
 3. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.3 
 4. Rufian, Huelva4.2 
 5. Gonzalez, Navarra4.1 
 6. Lopez, Coruna3.9 
 7. Canals, Alaior3.8 
 8. Marcos, Alcazar3.6 
 9. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.5 
 10. Uriz, Santurt.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio GOMEZ
  Huelva
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gomez, Huelva2.6 
 2. Johnson, Huesca2.4 
 3. Ott, Caja Rioja2.3 
 4. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 5. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.2 
 6. Miller, Coruna2.1 
 7. Pigram, Andorra2.0 
 8. Lyons, Alcazar2.0 
 9. Martinez, Huelva2.0 
 10. Pino, L''Hospital.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Byombo, Illescas1.3 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.1.3 
 3. Adams, Navarra1.2 
 4. Matali, Andorra1.2 
 5. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.2 
 6. Sekulic, Plasencia1.0 
 7. De Santana, Caja R.1.0 
 8. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 9. Miller, Huelva0.9 
 10. Andrews, Hues.0.9 


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


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. Huesca 12-4 
 2. Caja Rioja 11-5 
 3. Coruna 11-6 
 4. Andorra 10-6 
 5. Prat Juventud 8-8 
 6. Rosalia 7-9 
 7. Santurtzi 7-9 
 8. Navarra 7-9 
 9. L'Hospitalet 6-10 
 10. ADT Tarragona 5-11 
 11. Alaior 4-11 
Group B
 1. Huelva 11-3 
 2. Promobys 10-4 
 3. Alcazar 9-5 
 4. Illescas 8-6 
 5. Plasencia 7-7 
 6. Guadalajara 6-8 
 7. Real M. II 5-9 
 8. Qalat CajaSol 5-9 
 9. Matchmind 5-9 
 10. CajasurCord. 4-10 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada19.9 
 2. Tucker, DKV J.18.9 
 3. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.1 
 4. Navarro, Regal B.16.9 
 5. Batista, Fuenlabr.16.2 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.15.8 
 7. Vujanic, CB Murcia15.7 
 8. Splitter, Caja L.15.7 
 9. Mumbru, Bizkaia .14.9 
 10. Panko, Lagun.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.1 
 2. Moss, CB Murcia8.0 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.7.6 
 4. Splitter, Caja L.7.5 
 5. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.3 
 6. Hendrix, Granada6.9 
 7. Kirksay, Cajasol6.8 
 8. Hettsheimeir, Xacobe.6.8 
 9. Ivanov, Manresa6.8 
 10. Prestes, CB Murc.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.6 
 2. Cook, Unicaja5.5 
 3. Valters, DKV J.5.1 
 4. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.1 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca4.9 
 6. Calloway, Cajasol4.3 
 7. Norris, Gran C.4.2 
 8.