EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/19/2010

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  ABA   


Columbus (Ga.) Life Tigers sign fifteen players - by Gianni Pascucci
The Columbus Life Tigers announced that that they will be signing 15 players to their 2010-2011 roster for the season that begins December 2nd. The signing will be held today, October 19th at 2pm at the Synovus Meeting Room A, Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus GA 31906.
CEO Quinton C. Miles, Jr is proud to say that 'we will have a great season this year. We will make the city of Columbus GA proud.' The Columbus Life basketball team would like to extend an invitation to the public to join on this day and support your team.
The roster will include:
Anthony Jackson, 5'8 point guard from Columbus State
D.J. Hicks, 5'7 point guard from Miles College
Warren Beaulah, 6'6 forward from ABAC
Mike Davis, 6'7 center from Ft. Valley University
Ryan Chester, 6'6 forward from Albany State
Rafael Burford, 6'3 guard from Albany State
Dominique Hicks, 6'2 guard from Carver High
Prince Solomon, 6'1 guard from Columbus State
Anthony Baldwin, 6'5 forward from Carver High
Jarvis Wilson, 6'4 forward from Frayser High
Jay Steward, 6'3 guard from Morehead State
Brandon Brown, 6'6 center from CVCC
Ron Robinson, 5'9 guard from Columbus State
Steve Robinson, 6'3 guard from South GA Tech
Philip Luckhoa, 6'1 guard from Jackson State

For more information, email Quinton Miles at quintonmiles@gmail.com or visit www.columbuslifebasketball.com or


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Michael Lee's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old forward Michael Lee (207-F-86) put on an amazing game in the last round for Radnicki Kragujevac and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 32 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Radnicki Kragujevac in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Crvena Zvezda 85-83. It is the first win for them this season (1-2). In the team's last game Lee had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Radnicki Kragujevac's top player in his first season with the team. Lee has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 29.7ppg. Lee is in league's top in and averages solid 57.1% FGP and 61.1% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Luka Zoric (211-C/F-84) of KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje. He is a in his 3rd season at KK Zagreb CO. In the last game Zoric recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for KK Zagreb CO to edge Zadar (0-3) by 2 points 65-63. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Zoric is one of the most experienced players at KK Zagreb CO and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#9). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Leon Radosevic (208-C-90) of KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (#6). Radosevic scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Radosevic's great performance Cibona lost 68-70 to Cedevita (3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Radosevic has individually a decent season in Adriatic League. After 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.3rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corsley Edwards (206-C/F-79) of Cedevita - 18 points and 12 rebounds
5. Uros Nikolic (207-F/C-87) of KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nemanja Nedovic (192-G-91) of Crvena Zvez. - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Marko Car (188-G/F-85) of Zadar - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) of Buducnost - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) of Cibona - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) of Hemofarm - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki K.
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Lee, Radnicki K.29.7 
 2. Bogdanovic, Cibona23.7 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm21.0 
 4. Simmons, CEZ N.18.7 
 5. Zoric, KK.18.3 
 6. Benda, CEZ Nymburk17.0 
 7. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.16.7 
 8. Nedovic, Crvena Z.16.0 
 9. Radosevic, Cibona15.7 
 10. Milosavljevi., Parti.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zoric, KK.11.0 
 2. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.7 
 3. Bilan, Zadar7.7 
 4. Johnson, Cibona7.3 
 5. Radosevic, Cibona7.3 
 6. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.7.3 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar7.0 
 8. Macvan, Hemofarm7.0 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.7 
 10. Rakocevic, Igokea6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Afik NISSIM
  CEZ Nymburk
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Nissim, CEZ N.7.5 
 2. Draper, Cedevita6.7 
 3. Nedovic, Crvena Z.4.7 
 4. Morovic, Siroki TT4.3 
 5. Simon, KK.4.0 
 6. Renfroe, KK.4.0 
 7. Stipcevic, Cibona4.0 
 8. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.0 
 9. Markovic, Radnicki K.4.0 
 10. Ilievski, U.Olimpija3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Goran JAGODNIK
  U.Olimpija
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jagodnik, U.Olimpija3.0 
 2. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.3.0 
 3. Ilievski, U.Olimpija3.0 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.7 
 5. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija2.3 
 6. Draper, Cedevita2.3 
 7. Renfroe, KK.2.3 
 8. Simmons, CEZ N.2.3 
 9. Radosevic, Cibona2.3 
 10. Vitkovac, Igokea2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jan VESELY
  Partizan
  (211-F-90)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Vesely, Partizan1.3 
 2. Edwards, Cedevita1.0 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 4. Zoric, KK.1.0 
 5. Booker, Krka1.0 
 6. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.1.0 
 7. Kasun, KK.1.0 
 8. Dragic, Krka0.7 
 9. Bilan, Zadar0.7 
 10. Katic, Partizan0.7 


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  ALGERIA   


3th Round - Results and Standing - by Carlos Pereira
3th round of Algeria National Championship, the WAB is well, ASPTT from bad to worse.

RESULTS
WA Boufarik - CRB Dar El-Beda 95-89
ASPTT Alger - IRB Bou-Arrridj 59-66
GS Ptroliers - AB Skikda 105-39
AU Annaba - NA Hussein-Dey 59-71
OM Bel-Abbs - USM Alger 80-68
TBB Blida USMM Hadjout 93-51
CSM Constantine O. Batna 75-77
NB Staouli CRB Tmouchent 79-54

STANDING Pts G
1. GS Ptroliers 6 3
-. WA Boufarik 6 3
-. OM Bel-Abbs 6 3
4. O. Batna 5 3
-. CRB Dar El-Beda 5 3
-. NA H. Dey 5 3
-. NB Staouli 5 3
-. TBB Blida 5 3
9. IRBB Arrridj 4 3
-. AU Annaba 4 3
-. USM Alger 4 3
12. CSM Constantine 3 2
-. USMM Hadjout 3 3
-. ASPTT Alger 3 3
-. AB Skikda 3 3
16.CRB Tmouchent 2 2




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  ARGENTINA   


Liga A first week - by Facundo Iatzky
First week of Liga A has finished. In the north group, there are 4 teams that won their two games and 4 that lost both of them. La Union Formosa and Regatas Corrientes won both game son the road as Sionista and Libertad won both games but at home. On the other hand, 9 de julio, Atenas, Olimpico and quimsa lost both games of the week. The case of Quimsa is the most complicated because they have one of the best rosters and after this two looses at home, fans started to get nervious. In the south zone, last champion Penarol started in a terrific level, beating Boca jrs easily in the inaugural game and then thwy won to Argentino junin, the new team, on the road too. Obras Sanitarias won two games on the road too and remain unbeaten. Boca jrs and Weber bahia estudiantes are the only ones that could not win in the south.
best 5 of the first week:
Nicolas Laprovittola (191-G-90)
Jamaal Levy (206-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest)
Gabriel Mikulas (201-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Carolina)
Robert Battle (204-C-81, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Drexel)
James Williams (204-F/C-79, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Brown Mackie)



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


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Ervin, Hawks27.0 
 2. Loughton, Taipans21.0 
 3. DeVries, 36ers20.0 
 4. Harvey, Blaze20.0 
 5. Khazzouh, Sydney K.20.0 
 6. Redhage, Wildcats19.0 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats19.0 
 8. Hinder, Crocodiles18.0 
 9. Nevill, Tigers17.0 
 10. Braswell, Breakers16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 18
 1. Holmes, 36ers18.0 
 2. Nevill, Tigers12.0 
 3. Vukona, Breakers12.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.11.5 
 5. Abercrombie, Break.11.0 
 6. Weigh, Wildcats9.0 
 7. Saville, Hawks8.0 
 8. Wilkinson, Breakers8.0 
 9. Knight, Wildcats8.0 
 10. DeVries, 36ers8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 2. Tragardh, Tigers5.0 
 3. Cedar, Crocodiles5.0 
 4. DeVries, 36ers5.0 
 5. Cooper, Sydney K.5.0 
 6. Crosswhite, Taipa.4.0 
 7. Carter, 36ers4.0 
 8. Blalock, Crocodiles4.0 
 9. Vukona, Breakers4.0 
 10. Grizzard, Sydney K.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gibson, Blaze4.0 
 2. Forman, Hawks4.0 
 3. Saville, Hawks3.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.3.0 
 5. Abercrombie, Break.2.0 
 6. Crosswhite, Taipa.2.0 
 7. Redhage, Wildcats2.0 
 8. Burston, Tigers2.0 
 9. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 10. Blanchfield, Croco.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Tigers
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Devendorf, Tigers3.0 
 2. Vukona, Breakers3.0 
 3. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 4. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 5. Carter, 36ers2.0 
 6. Redhage, Wildcats2.0 
 7. Holmes, 36ers2.0 
 8. Ervin, Hawks2.0 
 9. Garlepp, Blaze1.0 
 10. Hoare, Blaze1.0 


Gary Ervin claims Australian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Gary Ervin (186-G-83) had an amazing evening for Wollongong Hawks and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 27 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Hawks in his team's victory, helping them to beat Blaze 83-77. Ervin turned to be Hawks' top player in his first season with the team. After one round, the University of Arkansas graduate is the league's best scorer 27 points. Ervin is in league's top in assists (7th best: 3.0apg).

The second most remarkable performance in first round's games was 24-year old international guard Adam Gibson (188-G-86) of Gold Coast Blaze. Gibson impressed basketball fans with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Blaze lost that game 77-83 to Wollongong Hawks. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Gibson is a newcomer at Blaze and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was international forward Alexander Loughton (205-F/C-83) of Skytrans Cairns Taipans. Loughton scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Loughton's great performance Taipans lost 70-79 to Crocodiles. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The season just started for Loughton as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Glen Saville (197-G/F-76) of Hawks - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. David Gruber (198-F-81) of Hawks - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Michael Cedar (195-G-86) of Crocodiles - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. James Harvey (196-G/F-79) of Blaze - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Russell Hinder (208-F/C-79) of Crocodiles - 18 points and 4 rebounds
9. Anthony Petrie (203-F/C-83) of Blaze - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mark Worthington (202-F-83) of Blaze - 8 points and 7 rebounds


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  AUSTRIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna29.3 
 2. Vay, Arkadia25.3 
 3. Klette, Wels21.7 
 4. Miletic, UBSC G.21.3 
 5. Alexander, Furstenf.20.0 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.20.0 
 7. Mayes, Gmunden19.7 
 8. Nagler, Klostern.19.7 
 9. Jandl, St.Polten19.7 
 10. Schreiner, St.Po.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tilo KLETTE
  Wels
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12
 1. Klette, Wels12.0 
 2. Volcic, Oberwart11.7 
 3. Slack, Gmunden10.0 
 4. Vay, Arkadia9.7 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart9.0 
 6. Carr, Furstenfeld9.0 
 7. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.8.3 
 8. Opoku, St.Polten8.0 
 9. Rhinehart, Worth.8.0 
 10. Werner, Wels7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.0 
 2. Shavies, Furstenf.6.0 
 3. Carr, BC Vienna6.0 
 4. Parker, Oberwart5.3 
 5. Stazic, BC Vienna4.3 
 6. Miletic, UBSC G.4.0 
 7. Nagler, Klostern.3.7 
 8. Boylan, Gmunden3.7 
 9. Lee, Wels3.7 
 10. Grum, UBSC G.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.4.0 
 2. Slack, Gmunden3.3 
 3. Woschank, Kapfe.3.3 
 4. Stazic, BC Vienna3.0 
 5. Jandl, St.Polten2.7 
 6. Fields, Wels2.7 
 7. Parker, Oberwart2.7 
 8. Shavies, Furstenf.2.5 
 9. Shawn, Oberwart2.5 
 10. Danek, Arkadia2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tilo KLETTE
  Wels
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Klette, Wels2.3 
 2. Hampton, Furstenf.2.0 
 3. Graham, UBSC G.1.7 
 4. Pekovic, BC Vienna1.7 
 5. Vay, Arkadia1.7 
 6. Slack, Gmunden1.7 
 7. Koch, Gussing1.3 
 8. Miljkovic, BC Vi.1.0 
 9. Akingbade, Furstenf.1.0 
 10. Scherrer, Gmunden1.0 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
East
 1. Mattersb.R. 1-0 
 2. UBBC Enns 1-0 
 3. Fighters 1-1 
 4. Modling 1-1 
 5. Danube City 0-0 
 6. Harreither 0-0 
 7. Mistelbach 0-0 
 8. ATSE Graz 0-1 
 9. BC Vienna jrs 0-1 
West
 1. Dornbirn 1-0 
 2. Klagenfurt 1-0 
 3. Schwaz 1-0 
 4. Feldkirch 0-1 
 5. Salzburg 0-1 
 6. SVO/BRG 0-1 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Saulius DUMBLIAUSKAS
  Alytus Alita
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.24.0 
 2. Volkus, Techasas23.0 
 3. Jurevicus, Liepaja23.0 
 4. Kieza, Juventus23.0 
 5. Bergmanis, Zemgale22.0 
 6. Saage, Rakvere21.0 
 7. Osby, TT.20.4 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis18.5 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera18.0 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wilson, Zemgale13.0 
 2. Stimac, Ventspils10.3 
 3. Galdikas, Neptunas10.0 
 4. Osby, TT.9.4 
 5. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.2 
 6. Veski, Rakvere9.0 
 7. Staniulis, Perlas9.0 
 8. Eziukwu, TU/Rock9.0 
 9. Krabbendam, Kalev/Cr.8.5 
 10. Cresnar, Nevezis8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Techasas
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Ezerskis, Techasas8.0 
 2. Dainys, Rudupis7.5 
 3. Peciukeviciu., Sakal.7.0 
 4. Rinkevicius, Techasas6.0 
 5. Bergmanis, Zemgale6.0 
 6. Jasikevicius, Kaunas6.0 
 7. Kriisa, TT.6.0 
 8. Maceina, Juventus5.0 
 9. Viskontas, Perlas4.5 
 10. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ilmars BERGMANIS
  Zemgale
  (184-G-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.0 
 2. Razutis, Naglis-A.4.0 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas4.0 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale4.0 
 5. Saage, Rakvere3.5 
 6. Valters, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Cerneckis, Techasas3.0 
 8. Sirvydis, Sakalai3.0 
 9. Birgelis, Alytus A.3.0 
 10. Leppik, TU/Rock2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Simas GALDIKAS
  Neptunas
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galdikas, Neptunas3.0 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.8 
 3. Jezukevicius, Sakalai2.0 
 4. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.7 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 6. Beard, Liepaja1.5 
 7. Berzins, VEF Riga1.5 
 8. Jankauskas, Rudupis1.3 
 9. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 10. Staniulis, Perlas1.3 


Vaidotas Volkus claims Baltic League B2B weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Vaidotas Volkus (203-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Panevezys Techasas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 25-year old forward had the game-high 23 points adding eight rebounds for Techasas in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's worst team Rakvere (#22, 0-2) with 17-point margin 95-78. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Techasas maintains the 20th position in Baltic League B2B. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Techasas won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It's Volkus' second year at Techasas and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Redlands CC graduate has very impressive stats this year. Volkus is in league's top in points (3rd best: 23.0ppg) and averages solid 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old guard Kristo Saage (184-G-85) of BC Rakvere Tarvas. Saage impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Rakvere lost that game 78-95 to league's leader Techasas (#20, 1-0). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Rakvere is still at the dead bottom 22th position. 2 lost games is too many considering they did not win any game. Saage is one of the most experienced players at Rakvere and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#6).

The third best performed player last round was American Ricky Harris (188-G-87) of BC Siauliai (#8). Harris scored 23 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Siauliai, leading his team to a 93-86 win against Valmiera (#12, 0-4). The chances of Siauliai ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harris could help Siauliai to bring them higher in the standings. Harris has a very solid season. In 5 games in Baltic League he scored 14.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Janis Kaufmanis (185-G-89) of Valmiera - 30 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Mareks Jurevicus (198-G/F-85) of Liepaja - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) of Kalev/Cramo - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Aurimas Kieza (202-F-82) of Juventus - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Darius Gvezdauskas (191-G-88) of Siauliai - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Ilmars Bergmanis (184-G-81) of Zemgale - 22 points and 6 assists
10. Casey Archibald (195-G-84) of TTU/Kalev - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists


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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Verviers-Pep.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Waters, Verviers.26.0 
 2. Hill, Charleroi21.0 
 3. Wilson, Antwerp21.0 
 4. Jackson, Verviers.21.0 
 5. Freeman, Verviers.20.0 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende19.3 
 7. Broyles, Charleroi18.0 
 8. Matela, Liege18.0 
 9. Lowhorn, Leuven17.7 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Charleroi
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Greene, Charleroi11.0 
 2. Randle, Gent9.0 
 3. Jackson, Verviers.9.0 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp8.0 
 5. Matela, Liege8.0 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende7.3 
 7. Gay, Verviers-Pep.7.0 
 8. Young, Aalstar7.0 
 9. Freeman, Verviers.7.0 
 10. Mejri, Antwerp6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Verviers-Pep.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Waters, Verviers.7.0 
 2. Mitchell, Oostende4.5 
 3. Green, Oostende4.3 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi4.0 
 5. Burrell, Aalstar4.0 
 6. Riddick, Charleroi4.0 
 7. Johnson, Aalstar3.8 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven3.7 
 9. Black, Antwerp3.5 
 10. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher HILL
  Charleroi
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hill, Charleroi3.0 
 2. Jackson, Verviers.3.0 
 3. Dagunduro, Leuven2.7 
 4. Jenkins, Liege2.5 
 5. Cage, M.Hainaut2.5 
 6. Bosco, Gent2.5 
 7. Hopkins, Antwerp2.3 
 8. Tofi, Leuven2.0 
 9. Mallet, Charleroi2.0 
 10. Green, Oostende2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 2
 1. Riddick, Charleroi2.0 
 2. Mejri, Antwerp1.7 
 3. Shengelia, Vervie.1.0 
 4. Freeman, Verviers.1.0 
 5. Broyles, Charleroi1.0 
 6. Major, Verviers.1.0 
 7. Johnson, Aalstar1.0 
 8. Randle, Gent1.0 
 9. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 10. Faison, Oostende0.8 


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  BULGARIA   


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Academik Bl. 0-0 
 2. Academik Pl. 0-0 
 3. Balkan 2 0-0 
 4. Beroe 0-0 
 5. Chavdar 0-0 
 6. Cherno More U18 0-0 
 7. Dunav 2007 0-0 
 8. NSA 0-0 
 9. Rilski 2 0-0 
 10. Sportist Svoge 0-0 
 11. Vidabasket 0-0 


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 40
 1. Harper, Levski40.0 
 2. Lauderdale, Cherno.32.0 
 3. Bozov, Balkan27.0 
 4. Govedarov, Yambol27.0 
 5. Durchev, Yambol26.0 
 6. Kambala, Lukoil A.23.0 
 7. Karadzhovski, Rilski S.21.0 
 8. Gonner, Balkan20.0 
 9. Boev, Rilski Sportist19.0 
 10. Lilov, Rilski S.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 21
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.21.0 
 2. Bowman, Lukoil A.11.0 
 3. Cvetkovic, Yambol10.0 
 4. Georgiev, Levski10.0 
 5. Lilov, Rilski S.9.0 
 6. Kambala, Lukoil A.9.0 
 7. Davidov, Balkan9.0 
 8. Yanev, Cherno More9.0 
 9. Cekovski, Levski8.0 
 10. Saraliyski, Cherno.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Martin MARINOV
  Rilski Sportist
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Marinov, Rilski S.8.0 
 2. Zahariev, Chernomo.7.0 
 3. Durchev, Yambol7.0 
 4. Govedarov, Yambol7.0 
 5. Stoykov, Lukoil A.6.0 
 6. Gonner, Balkan6.0 
 7. Alexiev, Cherno M.6.0 
 8. James, Lukoil A.5.0 
 9. Lilov, Rilski S.4.0 
 10. Boev, Rilski Sportist4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Todor TODOROV
  Spartak P.
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Todorov, Spartak P.5.0 
 2. Marinov, Balkan3.0 
 3. Boev, Rilski Sportist2.0 
 4. Cole, Levski2.0 
 5. Stojanovski, Lukoil A.2.0 
 6. Traykov, Spartak P.2.0 
 7. Karadzhovski, Rilski S.2.0 
 8. Stankov, Spartak P.2.0 
 9. Bowman, Lukoil A.2.0 
 10. Durchev, Yambol2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.3.0 
 2. Yanev, Cherno More2.0 
 3. Doychinov, Balkan2.0 
 4. Veselinov, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Harper, Levski1.0 
 6. Todorov, Spartak P.1.0 
 7. Vaklinov, Rilski S.1.0 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 9. Traykov, Spartak P.1.0 
 10. Cvetkovic, Yambol1.0 


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  CAPE VERDE   


Ex National Team player - Vitocas Honored in Portugal - by Pedro Gomes
Victor Hugo Fortes (198-F-72), better known as Vitocas in the basketball world, was honored last Saturday, the 9th, in Portugal, by his former Club Cruz Qebradense.
The Cape Verdean player was part of the team, that in 1993/1994 was crowned champion of Division II.


With this Tribute, says Alberto Cabral, president of Cruz Quebradense, the club in the region of Oeiras wanted to express their 'deep appreciation' for everything
Vitocas did while as a player for the senior basketball team.


Only three teams in the Cruz Quebradense was able to be crowned as champions, in more than a century of existence of the Portuguese club. Vitocas was an essential
part of the the group that led the Cruz Quebradense to the 1st division in 90 years.


A tribute to Vitocas and other athletes was included in the Clubs celebration of their 130th anniversary..




Ex National Team player - Vitocas Honored in Portugal - by Pedro Gomes
Victor Hugo Fotes, better known as Vitocas in the basketball world, was honored last Saturday, the 9th, in Portugal, by his former Club Cruz Qebradense.
The Cape Verdean player was part of the team, that in 1993/1994 was crowned champion of Division II.

With this Tribute, says Alberto Cabral, president of Cruz Quebradense, the club in the region of
Oeiras wanted to express their 'deep appreciation' for everything Vitocas did while as a player for
the senior basketball team.

Only three teams in the Cruz Quebradense was able to be crowned as champions, in more than a century
of existence of the Portuguese club. Vitocas joined the group that led the Cruz Quebradense to the 1st
division in 90 years.

A tribute to Vitocas and other athletes was included in the Clubs celebration of their 130th
anniversary.




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  COLOMBIA   


LEBES adds a team from... Colombia - by Gianni Pascucci
Yamil Bukele, the main official of the Liga Elite de Baloncesto de El Salvador (LEBES), announced that his league has reached an agreement with Colombian team Soles de San Andres to compete in the next edition of the league.
The new was released by Bukele during an official press conference, in which has been introduced the 2011 edition of LEBES, scheduled to start on January 15.
It is not a case the addition of Soles, because that team is owned by Bukele, who purchased the majoirty of its shares in 2007, however the presence of this team will raise up the level of competition for sure. The other teams registered are for now the same ones of the first edition, reigning champions of Ex Alumnos Colegio Salesiano, San Marcos, Leones Automoto and Universidad Tecnologica-UTEC.
In the same press conference, Yamil Bukele stated that that his Soles team will have a part of its roster formed by Salvadorean players, and confirmed that he would add at least another team from El Salvador to reach the number of 6 in the starting line-up.
There are rumors about talks from LEBES officials and and a team from the Santa Tecla zone, let's see what will happen


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Jure SKIFIC
  Borik
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Skific, Borik22.5 
 2. Bilobrk, Alkar Sinj20.0 
 3. Blajic, Trogir19.5 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost18.0 
 5. Basljan, Dubrava18.0 
 6. Maric, Borik17.5 
 7. Radic, Alkar Sinj17.0 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split16.0 
 9. Mimica, KK Split16.0 
 10. Lucic, Dubrovnik15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante KRAPIC
  Zabok
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Krapic, Zabok11.0 
 2. Radic, Alkar Sinj9.0 
 3. Basljan, Dubrava9.0 
 4. Sobin, KK Split8.0 
 5. Perincic, Zabok7.5 
 6. Saric, Dubrava7.0 
 7. Skific, Borik6.5 
 8. Lozancic, Trogir6.5 
 9. Blajic, Trogir6.0 
 10. Krolo, Darda6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ivan TOMELJAK
  Zabok
  (194-G-79)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Tomeljak, Zabok5.5 
 2. Peric, Dubrovnik5.0 
 3. Blajic, Trogir4.5 
 4. Delas, Alkar Sinj4.0 
 5. Subotic, KK Split4.0 
 6. Babic, KK Split4.0 
 7. Katic, KK Split4.0 
 8. Juricic, Dubrava3.5 
 9. Mikulic, Borik3.0 
 10. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jure SKIFIC
  Borik
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Skific, Borik4.5 
 2. Ragsdale, Kvarner .3.5 
 3. Helbich, Svjetlost3.0 
 4. Sarac, Svjetlost3.0 
 5. Mimica, KK Split3.0 
 6. Pavic, Borik2.5 
 7. Swift, Darda2.5 
 8. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 9. Cakarun, Borik2.0 
 10. Katic, KK Split2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni VITALI
  Trogir
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Vitali, Trogir4.0 
 2. Saric, Dubrava2.5 
 3. Radic, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost2.0 
 5. Sobin, KK Split2.0 
 6. Sarlija, Borik1.5 
 7. Najev, KK Split1.0 
 8. Karac, Dubrovnik1.0 
 9. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.0 
 10. Vranjes, Dubrovnik1.0 


A1 Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
KK Split - Darda 93-57
Split kept the perfect score in Croatian league after 93-57 victory against Darda. Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) and Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) was the leading player in Split with 16 points each. Visitors (0-2) got 16 pts and 7 boards from Gamma Kamaldin (203-F/C-80).

Dubrava - Borik 78-80
Borik grabbed 78-80 road win against Dubrava to stay undefeated after two games in Croatian league. Petar Maric (206-F-87, college: Lincoln Trail CC) exploded with 27 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Filip Basljan (196-F-84) collected 21 points and 12 boards in defeat.

Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 81-68
Ante Bilobrk (203-F-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up for Alkar with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Ivica Radic (207-F-90) also was great helping his team with 17 points and 9 boards. In defeat, Zoran Pehar (209-C-81) netted 13 pts. Alkar 2-0, Kvarner 1-1.

Trogir - Svjetlost 84-76
Trogir registered first victory of the season mostly owing to Luka Zitko (201-F-81), who scored 25 points and pulled down 5 rebounds. Josip Blajic (192-G-87) secured a great help adding 21 points, 8 boards and 5 assists. In the loosing squad (0-2), Petar Cosic (186-G-85, agency: Interperformances) netted 18 points.

Dubrovnik - Zabok 78-68
First victory of the season for Dubrovnik and at the same time first defeat for Zabok. Nikola Dosen (187-G-91) (5 rebs), Mislav Peric (191-G-88) (5 as) and Maro Lucic (202-C-80) paced the hosts with 15 points each. Zabok got double-double of 13 pts and 13 boards from Ante Krapic (202-F-85).


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


CEZ Nymburk Stays Perfect in Adriatic League Play with 70-65 Victory over Igokea - by Surujh Roopnarine
CEZ Basketball Nymburk (70) vs. KK BC Igokea Aleksandrovac (65): 70-65

The third win in three tries in Adriatic League play was an adventure for the Czech champions, as a 21-point lead evaporated in the final minutes before CEZ Basketball Nymburk held of for a 70-65 victory over visiting KK BC Igokea Aleksandrovac. Tipping off early on Saturday afternoon, Nymburk jumped on the visitors from Bosnia early, opening up a 15 point lead in the first quarter, before finishing up 24-12 after 10 minutes. Behind Petr Benda and Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Washington) the home squad led comfortably through three quarters. However, BC Igokea Aleksandrovac would not go away quietly as the import duo of Brian Chase (178-G-81, college: Virginia Tech) and Lance Harris (188-G) scored 31 of the teams 65 total points to bring BC Igokea Aleksandrovac within striking distance. BC Igokea Aleksandrovac could not capitalize on their chances at the free-throw line, missing 13 of 29 attempts on the night. Leading the way for Nymburk was Chester Simmons who scored a game-high 19 points on 8-10 shooting, including 3-3 from behind the arc. BC Igokea Aleksandrovac, which remains winless in the Adriatic League (0-3), was led by Brian Chase who scored 16 points on 7-13 shooting.
NYMBURK: Chester Simmons (19pt), Petr Benda (17pt+5rb), Pavel Pumprla (12pt+5rb), Michal Kremen (8pt)
IGOKEA: Brian Chase (16pt), Lance Harris (15pt+5rb), Stevan Nadfeji (10pt+5rb), Cedomir Vitkovac (11pt)




Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Rostislav UHLIR
  NH Ostrava
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 18
 1. Uhlir, NH Ostrava18.0 
 2. Mason, NH Ostrava18.0 
 3. Landry, BK Prost.17.0 
 4. Stuchly, NH Ostrava16.0 
 5. Muirhead, Novy Jicin16.0 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava15.7 
 7. Slezas, BK Prost.15.3 
 8. Alic, BK Decin15.3 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.14.5 
 10. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rostislav UHLIR
  NH Ostrava
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Uhlir, NH Ostrava11.0 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.10.3 
 3. Landry, BK Prost.8.7 
 4. Gadri, BK Prostejov8.3 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava8.3 
 6. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.0 
 7. Novak, Plzen8.0 
 8. Kramny, Svitavy7.5 
 9. Klimes, USK Praha7.5 
 10. Houska, BK Decin6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  BK Decin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sanders, BK Decin6.0 
 2. Mason, NH Ostrava6.0 
 3. Macela, Svitavy5.0 
 4. Lawrence, BK Prost.5.0 
 5. Carnecky, B&W O.4.7 
 6. Gibson-B., NH Os.4.0 
 7. Soukup, Plzen4.0 
 8. Channels, Novy Jicin4.0 
 9. Slezas, BK Prost.3.7 
 10. Alic, BK Decin3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.3.5 
 2. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.5 
 3. Mason, NH Ostrava2.5 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.3 
 5. Holloway, Basket.2.3 
 6. Uhlir, NH Ostrava2.0 
 7. Stec, B&W Opava2.0 
 8. Hatcher, BK Decin2.0 
 9. Macela, Svitavy2.0 
 10. Lawrence, BK Prost.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.3.5 
 2. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.5 
 3. Dousa, BK Decin1.5 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.1.0 
 5. Novak, Plzen1.0 
 6. Machac, BC Kolin1.0 
 7. Kramny, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Voslajer, Novy Jicin0.7 
 9. Soska, Novy Jicin0.7 
 10. Castleberry, Basket.0.7 


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  DENMARK   


Standings - 1st Division
1st Division Standings
 1. Falcon 3-0 
 2. Lemvig 3-0 
 3. Solrod 3-0 
 4. Hobas 1-1 
 5. Skt. Klemens 1-1 
 6. Stevnsgade 1-1 
 7. Virum 1-1 
 8. Glostrup 1-2 
 9. Aarhus BF 0-1 
 10. ALBA 0-2 
 11. Herlev 0-2 
 12. Haderslev 0-3 


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  EL SALVADOR   


Latinbasket awarded by LEBES officials - by Gianni Pascucci
In the same press conference in which was introduced the 2011 season, the officials of Liga Elite de Baloncesto de El Salvador (LEBES) awarded our Latinbasket.com website and our Salvadorean corespondent Jaime Arevalo for the best media coverage all season long. Arevalo received a commemorative plaque for his great work during last month. Congratulations, Jaime !!!

LEBES adds a team from... Colombia - by Jaime Arevalo
Yamil Bukele, the main official of the Liga Elite de Baloncesto de El Salvador (LEBES), announced that his league has reached an agreement with Colombian team Soles de San Andres to compete in the next edition of the league.
The new was released by Bukele during an official press conference, in which has been introduced the 2011 edition of LEBES, scheduled to start on January 15.
It is not a case the addition of Soles, because that team is owned by Bukele, who purchased the majoirty of its shares in 2007, however the presence of this team will raise up the level of competition for sure. The other teams registered are for now the same ones of the first edition, reigning champions of Ex Alumnos Colegio Salesiano, San Marcos, Leones Automoto and Universidad Tecnologica-UTEC.
In the same press conference, Yamil Bukele stated that that his Soles team will have a part of its roster formed by Salvadorean players, and confirmed that he would add at least another team from El Salvador to reach the number of 6 in the starting line-up.
There are rumors about talks from LEBES officials and and a team from the Santa Tecla zone, let's see what will happen


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  ESTONIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Raap, Parnu25.5 
 2. Brown, Va.23.7 
 3. Tamsalu, Parnu19.5 
 4. Erm, Rapla19.0 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo18.0 
 6. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo17.0 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock16.3 
 8. Kuuba, Voru KK16.3 
 9. Raadik, Parnu15.5 
 10. Saage, Rakvere15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock12.0 
 2. Kuuba, Voru KK12.0 
 3. Brown, Va.11.7 
 4. Osby, TT.9.0 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla9.0 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock9.0 
 7. Hughes, TT.8.0 
 8. Krabbendam, Kalev/Cr.7.5 
 9. Erm, Rapla7.5 
 10. Kajupank, Rapla7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rain KARNER
  Parnu
  (186-G-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Karner, Parnu5.0 
 2. Winston, Va.4.3 
 3. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock4.0 
 4. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla3.8 
 6. Raap, Parnu3.0 
 7. Lindmets, Rakvere3.0 
 8. Kuuba, Voru KK3.0 
 9. Erm, Rapla3.0 
 10. Oja, Va.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G/F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Raap, Parnu4.0 
 2. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 3. Oja, Va.3.3 
 4. Kurg, TT.3.0 
 5. Tamsalu, Parnu3.0 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.0 
 7. Erm, Rapla2.8 
 8. Karner, Parnu2.5 
 9. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.5 
 10. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Siim JOOSEP
  Parnu
  (195-F/C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Joosep, Parnu2.0 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.0 
 3. Osby, TT.2.0 
 4. Brown, Va.1.7 
 5. Talts, TU/Rock1.3 
 6. Saarmets, TTU/K.1.3 
 7. Ollisaar, TT.1.0 
 8. Petersonig, Va.1.0 
 9. Allingu, TU/Rock1.0 
 10. McGee, Rakvere1.0 


Anthony Brown claims Estonian EMKL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Anthony Brown (203-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Valga/CKE Inkasso and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 27 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team beat Voru KK (#9, 0-4), the league's worst team 79-65. Valga/CKE maintains the 7th position in Estonian EMKL. Valga/CKE is rather weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Valga/CKE's top player in his first season with the team. Oklahoma State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Brown is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.7ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 11.7rpg) and averages solid 1.7bpg,57.9% FGP and 83.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old swingman Heigo Erm (190-G/F-80) of Piimameister Otto/Rapla. Erm impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Rapla was edged by TTU/Kalev II (2-1) 77-76. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Erm is a newcomer at Rapla and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.3ppg (#3). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Janar Talts (205-C-83) of Tartu Ulikool/Rock (#5). Talts scored 24 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of TU/Rock, leading his team to a 97-87 win against Valga/CKE (#7, 1-2). TU/Rock needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Talts has a great season in Estonia. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.3ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 9.0rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ando Tagamets (200-F-79) of Valga/CKE - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Derek Winston (185-G-87) of Valga/CKE - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Silver Kuuba (198-F-74) of Voru KK - 10 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU/Kalev II - 17 points and 8 rebounds
8. Silver Kuuba (198-F-74) of Voru KK - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Kiur Akenpary (190-F-88) of TTU/Kalev II - 16 points and 4 rebounds


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Thomas Kelati out for one month - by Eurobasket News
One of the best Khimky Moscow players, small forward Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) will be sidelined for at least one month due to a knee injury. The Eritrean/Polish player joined Khimky this summer and demonstrated nice performance in Euroleague Qualifying Round. He averaged 11.3 points and 1.8 assists helping Khimky to win all six games and to book a spot for the regular season. Kelati had 15 of 23 from behind the arc in these meetings. Kelati tied the record for the most three-pointers made in a single Euroleague game all decade when he downed 9 shots from downtown in a Top 16 home win against Lottomatica Roma on March 4, 2009.
Before Khimky, Thomas Kelati played for Valencia, Unicaja and Turow. He started European adventure with Dexia Mons-Hainaut in 2006.


Olympiakos too much for Real Madrid in regular season opener - by Eurobasket News
Group B
Olympiakos - Real Madrid 82-66
Olympiacos became the first team to register a win in the 2010/11 Euroleague by beating Real Madrid 82-66 in the competition's Opening Game. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM) stepped up for the hosts with 16 points each. Former PAO player had 7 assists beside that, while Bourousis grabbed 7 rebounds for 22 minutes. Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) secured a great help adding 15 points and 7 assists, while the last one with double-digits in scoring was Radoslav Nesterovic (212-C-76) - 11 pts (7 rebs). In Real Madrid, Sergio Llull (190-G-87) shined with 18 pts. Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) (5 rebs) and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) (6 rebs) delivered 12 and 10 points. Quarters: 17-17, 19-18, 26-21, 20-10.


Caja Laboral inks power forward Martin Rancik - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral announced signing of Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78, college: Iowa St.) to a short-term deal. The experienced power forward will stay with the club for at least one month.
Martin Rancik just finished the short-term contract with Bilbao. He appeared three times for them in the league averaging 10 points and 3.3 rebounds and 2 assists. Rancik already played for Bilbao in the past. He joined them in February of 2006 from Olympiakos and stayed there for the next two and a half years. In 2007/08, Rancik averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds for 22 games in ACB. Following season (08/09), he spent with MMT Estudiantes Madrid. He appeared 22 times for the club registering 6.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg. In the past, Rancik also was a member of Olimpia Milano, Biella, Climamio Bologna and Olympiakos. He is a product of the Iowa State University, where he graduated in 2001.
Martin Rancik is active member of the Slovakian National Team. He played 3 games for them during the Qualifications to European Championships Division B 2011 averaging 13.7 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. He played for his country also from 1999 to 2003.


Nielsen: I would love the chance to lift the Euroleague trophy - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Early this summer and after having made consecutive Final Fours and hiring Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) as their head coach, Olympiacos chose Matt Nielsen (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket) to make its new assault on the Euroleague trophy. The Australian player gave an interesting interview on the official site of the competition and Mr. Frank Lawlor:
Matt, how important was it for you to get back to the Euroleague again?
'It was very important to me. I feel like I played a big competition in Europe every year I have been here, the Euroleague or the Eurocup, and I have enjoyed every one of those experiences. But for sure, there is nothing like the Euroleague. To get this opportunity to be part of it again, I jumped at the chance. To open up Monday in the first game against Real Madrid is an added bonus. It should be great.'
When deciding to sign for Olympiacos, was the chance to challenge for a Euroleague title uppermost in your mind?
'For me, at this stage of my career, that's what I'm in it for. I'm not in it to worry about statistics, or my next contract. I want to make the best of every opportunity. To get the chance to play for a club like Olympiacos and challenge legitimately for these trophies is exactly what I want to do now. Above all, with the time I have left as a player, I would love the chance to lift the Euroleague trophy.'
You had the unusual opportunity to meet your new coach, Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ), as an opponent this summer, when he coached Serbia and you played for Australia in the World Championships. What was that like?
'It was a bit strange. We had met before, briefly, but knowing that I was going to spend the next two years with him made me want to talk with him in Turkey. We were both understood that we were there to do a job for our countries at that moment, so we didn't talk too extensively then either. We were both focused on getting the job done in the World Championships. And then he beat us, unfortunately. They had a very good team and did well throughout the tournament. I ended up sitting back and watching them play with a bit of interest. I watched Milos (Milos Teodosic (195-G-87)) and Marko (Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket)) and of course Coach Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) and how his team played. Unfortunately, we didn't beat them and I had more time to watch them than I would have liked.'
How has the transition to Olympiacos been so far, basketball-wise?
'It's been good. Like any time you come to a new team, there's an adjustment period, but the talent on this team is definitely the highest of any team I've played on. As time goes by, I am sure it'll get better, just looking at the guards we have here, they are top-level, world-class guys. Just getting used to their different styles, to the big men and to Coach Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket )'s style, there's always going to be that period of getting to know each other and what makes each other tick. But I am enjoying the process already and it should only get better with time.'
Other teams have chosen to run the offense through you as a sort of point forward. With such fantastic passers on this team, do you see that happening as much?
'I think it'll be less, no doubt about it. With the quality of players we have here who do such a good job running the team, I think my role in that area will be quite a bit less. At same time, I'm not going to change my style a whole lot, because that's one of my abilities and what the club expects from me, to adapt and fill in the missing pieces, to help out as best as possible wherever I can.'
You saw Real Madrid plenty last season when you were with Valencia. What is your take on your opening game opponent?
'I did see a lot of them last year. It's a pretty different-shaped team right now. Only half the players are the same as last year. This one I feel is more a team put together by Coach Ettore Messina and therefore will play his style more. They're interesting. They've got so much talent, no doubt about it. With Pablo Prigioni out, they're putting the ball in the hands of Sergio Rodriguez more, and since he was in the NBA a while, I haven't seen him much. It'll be interesting to seen him play, but of course they have Llull, Garbajosa and Reyes back as big parts of that team. Hopefully, I can help some of our guys who haven't played them lately, but several of our guys have been around long enough to know a lot of the Madrid players well.'
The opening game is also the Euroleague's first Game of the Week, a new broadcast feature going all around the world on TV. Do you see Australian fans getting hooked on the Euroleague once they get exposed to it regularly?
'Definitely. I've been here now seven years, and at the beginning it was like I disappeared off the map back in Australia. But over the last few years, that's changing. Even last year during the Eurocup, I'd have people sending me messages and texts the day after the games. Australians understand more and more the quality of what's happening here in basketball. People are taking notice, no doubt, and looking for a way to follow the Euroleague.'
What did you bring with you to European basketball from Australian sport?
'One of the things you are brought up on in Australian sport, whether it's basketball or football or whatever, is playing every play. It's part cultural and part personal, I guess. But the idea of having a go at everything is a trait we are brought up with there. And it's something I pride myself in. I'm no superstar player or massive talent, but I feel like I give what I've got every time. I believe I bring that from Australia and it's a bit of personal philosophy, to walk away from every game knowing I gave it all.'
You've spent time in Greece when you first came to Europe. Is there anything in Australia like the Olympiacos fans you'll be playing for this season?
'Easy answer: No. Not at all. Flat out, no. We love our sport and are passionate about it, unfortunately not as much in basketball as in our Aussie football, for instance, but even in other sports, there's nothing that can compare to these Olympiacos fans. The passion and the environment they create is amazing. I only played the first Greek Cup game for them this week - which you assume is a lower level than for Euroleague games or against Panathinaikos - and that crowd and atmosphere was already unbelievable. I can't imagine what it's going to be like starting Monday.




Milan Tomic will be meeting Alberto Herreros - by Kostas Papadopoulos
On October 16, 2000, the Euroleague premiere took place. In Madrid, Alberto Herreros' (200-F-69) Real hosted Milan Tomic Olympiacos. The Spaniards had won 75-73 in a breath taking game. Ten years later, the two teams will be meeting again tonight for the inauguration game of the competition.
The jump ball of the first game of the season will take place at 21:45 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, while an hour and a half before, at 20:15, the two people playing in that game ten years ago; will be meeting again, only this time in the Stadiums Press Conference Room. The technical director of Olympiacos and the technical director of Real Madrid will be going back in time and not just only for the sake of the Media.
The captain of Olympiacos at that game and present manager and immediate associate of Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) spoke about the game that is going to be distributed at the Peace and Friendship Stadium tonight and turned back in time:

'Is it ten years already?' was his first comment: 'I usually erase from my memory the games that did not turn out well for my team, but this particular one had been special. It had been a celebration and the whole of Europe had been seeing it that way. It had been a great honour for Olympiacos to be one of the two teams to open a new era in European basketball. We did not make it in the end, but this is of no importance today. Only few people remember the result, but everyone will always remember that the two teams that played the first Euroleague game had been Olympiacos and Real Madrid.
What has changed through all these years?

'Everything. Basketball is different and it will become even more so with the change of the regulations. The only thing that hasn't changed is the glamour of these two teams. Olympiacos and Real have been, still are and will remain among the elite no matter how many changes are made'.
There haven't been too many years since the ex Olympiacos captain decided to end his career. Would he want to be present in this premiere as well?

'The player Milan Tomic has ended his career. Now we are all working together to become a team and help the players become better. We are all working together to win titles. The game against Real is important for us and I hope that ten years after that first game, it is us that leave the court as the winners'.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Angel D. VASSALLO
  ASVEL
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Vassallo, AS.21.0 
 2. Ere, Pepsi Caserta21.0 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm20.8 
 4. Lampe, Unics19.5 
 5. McClinton, Galil G.19.5 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.19.0 
 7. Amagou, Roanne19.0 
 8. Jenkins, ALBA16.8 
 9. Langford, Khimky16.2 
 10. Allen, ALBA15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt HARYASZ
  GasTerra F.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Haryasz, GasTerra.9.0 
 2. Jones, Pepsi C.8.5 
 3. Jefferson, AS.7.3 
 4. Zizic, AS.7.0 
 5. Golubovic, Banvit7.0 
 6. Dunn, Roanne7.0 
 7. Lampe, Unics6.8 
 8. Wright, Charleroi6.7 
 9. Borisov, Hemofarm6.5 
 10. Nsonwu, Roanne6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Galil Gilboa
  (195-G-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Mekel, Galil Gilboa6.5 
 2. Popovic, Unics5.5 
 3. Hammonds, AS.4.8 
 4. Pellin, Le Mans4.2 
 5. Edge, Banvit4.0 
 6. McElroy, AL.4.0 
 7. Keys, Budivelnyk4.0 
 8. Jenkins, ALBA3.8 
 9. Bauscher, GasTerra.3.5 
 10. Abdul-Hamid, Hemof.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Baris ERMIS
  Banvit
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ermis, Banvit3.0 
 2. Nesovic, Buducnost3.0 
 3. Doornekamp, Pepsi C.2.5 
 4. Lyday, Unics2.5 
 5. Diot, Le Mans2.2 
 6. Rivers, Roanne2.0 
 7. Simonovic, Buduc.2.0 
 8. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 9. Garri, Pepsi C.2.0 
 10. Bostain, GasTerra.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (205-C-73)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Riddick, Charleroi2.2 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 3. Bozovic, Hemofarm1.3 
 4. Macvan, Hemofarm1.3 
 5. Vranes, Unics1.3 
 6. Eze, Khimky1.2 
 7. Wilkerson, Galil G.1.0 
 8. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.0 
 9. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.0 
 10. Jones, Pepsi C.1.0 


Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Assec.Prokom 0-0 
 2. Caja Laboral 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 5. Partizan 0-0 
 6. Zalgiris 0-0 
Group B
 1. Olympiakos 1-0 
 2. Brose Baskets 0-0 
 3. Charleroi 0-0 
 4. Lottomatica 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Real Madrid 0-1 
Group C
 1. Cholet 0-0 
 2. Cibona 0-0 
 3. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 4. Lietuvos Rytas 0-0 
 5. Montepaschi 0-0 
 6. Regal Barca 0-0 
Group D
 1. Armani MI 0-0 
 2. CSKA 0-0 
 3. Efes Pilsen 0-0 
 4. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 5. U.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 


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Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 6-1 
 2. Kataja 5-2 
 3. Honka 4-2 
 4. Karhu 4-3 
 5. Korihait 4-3 
 6. Kouvot 4-3 
 7. Namika Lahti 4-3 
 8. LrNMKY 3-4 
 9. ToPo 3-4 
 10. Pyrinto 2-4 
 11. Salon Vilpas 2-5 
 12. Tarmo 0-7 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Treylon MANNING
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Manning, Huima24.7 
 2. Stamper, LoKoKo24.3 
 3. Still, Lapua23.3 
 4. Graham, TomPo II23.0 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET22.0 
 6. Ramey, Ura Basket21.3 
 7. Banks, SayRi20.7 
 8. Bojang, BC Nokia19.3 
 9. Hall, SayRi18.7 
 10. Lindqvist, TomPo I.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nathan WILSON
  Huima
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Wilson, Huima15.0 
 2. Towa, Kerava ET14.5 
 3. Tejha Mua, Kerava E.14.5 
 4. Dantzler, LoKoKo13.5 
 5. Bojang, BC Nokia12.7 
 6. Still, Lapua12.7 
 7. Banks, SayRi12.7 
 8. Hall, SayRi12.0 
 9. Nelson, Lapua10.3 
 10. Kaihlamaki, Huima9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Maurice HORTON
  LoKoKo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Horton, LoKoKo7.0 
 2. Manning, Huima4.0 
 3. Pehkonen, TomPo II3.7 
 4. Ahila, Jyvaskyla3.7 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.3 
 6. Kopio, Honka3.0 
 7. Ramey, Ura Basket3.0 
 8. Riihela, BC Nokia3.0 
 9. Aho, Kerava ET3.0 
 10. Kivinen, LoKoKo2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Maurice HORTON
  LoKoKo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Horton, LoKoKo4.0 
 2. Nissinen, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET3.0 
 4. Valentine, Lapua3.0 
 5. Bojang, BC Nokia3.0 
 6. Hall, SayRi2.7 
 7. Kajander, Huima2.5 
 8. Stamper, LoKoKo2.3 
 9. Wilson, Huima2.0 
 10. Lehtinen, TomPo II2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Villematti KOPIO
  Honka
  (182-G-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kopio, Honka2.0 
 2. Alanen, Namika II1.5 
 3. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla1.3 
 4. Mantymaa, Huima1.3 
 5. Hakkarainen, Huima1.0 
 6. Kuokkanen, Jyvas.1.0 
 7. Siven, Lapua1.0 
 8. Chepurnoy, TomPo I.1.0 
 9. Koskinen, BC Nokia1.0 
 10. Suhonen, TomPo II1.0 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Heard, Tarmo22.6 
 2. Bailey, LrNM.20.9 
 3. Ivey, KTP19.9 
 4. Moore, LrNM.19.9 
 5. Barrett, KTP19.4 
 6. Wilson, Honka19.3 
 7. Harris, Salon Vilpas18.4 
 8. Newson, Kataja17.9 
 9. Ayers, Namika L.17.7 
 10. Wilson, Salon Vilpas17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Wood, Karhu14.3 
 2. Young, Tarmo13.4 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto11.2 
 4. Doaks, Salon Vilpas11.0 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot9.7 
 6. Belser, Honka9.7 
 7. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.3 
 8. Wilson, Salon Vilpas8.9 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.8.7 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.6 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.5 
 3. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 4. Kataja, Salon Vilpas4.0 
 5. Wood, Karhu3.6 
 6. Sarcevic, Korihait3.4 
 7. Ivey, KTP3.3 
 8. Wilson, Honka3.0 
 9. Fields, KTP3.0 
 10. Vuori, Namika Lahti3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey CONERLY
  Tarmo
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Conerly, Tarmo2.4 
 2. Belser, Honka2.3 
 3. Allen, Karhu2.1 
 4. Fells, Kataja2.0 
 5. Barrett, KTP2.0 
 6. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 7. Fields, KTP2.0 
 8. Riihela, LrNM.1.9 
 9. Sarcevic, Korihait1.9 
 10. Wilson, Honka1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Heard, Tarmo1.3 
 2. Wood, Karhu1.1 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 4. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 5. Belser, Honka0.8 
 6. Wilson, Honka0.7 
 7. Middleton, Karhu0.7 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.7 
 9. Skamo, Karhu0.7 
 10. Young, Tarmo0.7 


KORISLIIGA: Grayson Moyer next to Finland - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Kouvot (Kouvola) has found the replacement for American C-F Isaac Spencer (198-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Murray St.). American SG/SF Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) playing his second season in Germany (Frankfurt Skyliners - 1.Bundesliga) will be on Kouvot roster already tomorrow (on Wednesday), when Kouvot will play on the road at Salo. Moyer averaged last season 5,2 ppg - 2,0 rpg in 44 contests on Frankfurt roster. Kouvot had Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana) last season, sent him to Frankfurt and got Moyer!
In Division 1. Huima (Aanekoski) has replaced injured American F Michael Norwood (198-G/F-85, college: Coppin St.) as F Jamal Douglas (201-F-85, college: E.Kentucky) will join Huima roster next week. Douglas, who comes from the Bahamas, played last season five games in Mexico.


Korisliiga Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
ToPo - LrNMKY 78-81
ToPo lost to Lappeenrannan NMKY 78:81 as the latter grabbed 3-4 record. Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Amer.Internat.) poured in 24 points and Bailey Brant had 22 points and 16 rebounds. Heinonen Timo finished the night with 14 points for the visiting side.

Kouvot - Tarmo 90-80
Kaunisto Ville collected 28 points and 11 rebounds as Kouvot edged Tarmo 90:80. Walker followed him with 15 points and Durell Vinson (201-F-85, college: Wagner) netted 12. Heard Jonathan delivered 26 in defeat, while Conerly Aubrey netted 24.

Karhu - KTP 79-88
KTP jumped to 6-1 record on top of the Standings beating Karhu 88:79. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) top-scored for the winners with 28 points, while Barrett Sefton followed him with 17. Middleton Cedrick and Makalainen Vesa combined for 40 points in the losing effort.

Namika Lahti - Korihait 82-68
Namika Lahti overcame Korihait 82:68 to tie them at 4-3 records. Cedric Latimer (198-F-87, college: St.Francis, PA) stepped up with 15 points for the home side and Ayers Ryan as well as Vuori Ilkka netted 14 each. Wright Lawrence answered with 14 points in the losing effort.

Kataja - Salon Vilpas 95-73
Kataja rolled over Salon Vilpas 95:73 at the last game of the Regular Season Round 7. Sami Lehtoranta (205-C/F-79) paced all the winners with 26 points and Newson Jared collected 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ahonen Roope produced 22 points for the guests.




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Alain Koffi claims French ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
French NT player Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening in the last round for Le Mans Sarthe Basket and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 27-year old center had a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed Pau-Lacq-Ort. (0-2) with 19-point margin 87-68. It was the first win for Le Mans who has 1-1 record now. Koffi turned to be Le Mans' top player in his first season with the team. Koffi has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.5ppg), rebounds (5th best: 11.5rpg) and averages solid 3.0bpg and 61.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American swingman Tony Washam (198-F/G-82) of Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket. Washam impressed basketball fans with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Hyeres-Toulon lost that game 76-98 to Roanne (1-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Washam is a newcomer at Hyeres-Toulon and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was another Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket's star - American Rick Hughes (204-C/F-73, agency: Interperformances). Hughes scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Hughes' great performance Hyeres-Toulon lost 76-98 to Roanne (1-1). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Hyeres-Toulon has 1-1 record now. The season just started for Hughes as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kareem Reid (178-G-75) of Vichy - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Christophe Massie (206-F/C-77) of Limoges - 17 points and 8 rebounds
6. Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83) of Nancy - 13 points and 16 rebounds
7. Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81) of Nancy - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ralph Mims (191-G-85) of Nancy - 20 points and 5 rebounds
9. Yannick Bokolo (191-G-85) of Gravelines - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85) of ASVEL - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists


Sean Barnette claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Sean Barnette (195-F-86, agency: Warren Sports International) had an amazing evening in the last round for Lille Metropole Basket Clubs and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old forward had the game-high 31 points adding eight rebounds for Lille in his team's victory, helping them to beat Maurienne (#16, 0-3), the league's worst team 77-68. Thanks to this victory Lille moved-up to the 3rd position in the French ProB. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Lille already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Barnette had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Lille's top player in his first season with the team. Wingate University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Barnette is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.3ppg. Barnette is in league's top in and averages solid 56.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Chris Daniels (200-F-82, agency: Limelight Hoops) of Chalons-Reims. Daniels impressed basketball fans with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Chalons-Reims lost that game 72-97 to Le Portel (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Daniels is a newcomer at Chalons-Reims and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#8). He also registered 8.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Sierra Leonean Moses Sonko (196-F-83) of Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (#16). Sonko scored 20 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Sonko's great performance Maurienne lost 68-77 to Lille (#3, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Maurienne can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Sonko he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Sonko has individually a great season in France. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.7rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sherman Gay (201-F-82) of Fos Ouest - 26 points and 6 rebounds
5. Nate Carter (199-F/C-83) of Nanterre - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Thomas Dubiez (195-G-80) of Boulazac - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Corey McIntosh (183-G-85) of Boulazac - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 11 assists
8. David Melody (184-G-77) of Dijon - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. David Denave (195-G-85) of St Vallier - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Sacha Massot (204-F/C-83) of Antibes - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.21.0 
 2. Mims, Nancy20.5 
 3. Koffi, Le Mans19.5 
 4. Darden, Nancy18.5 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.18.5 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg17.5 
 7. Rivers, Roanne17.5 
 8. Akpomedah, Grave.17.0 
 9. Bell, Orleans17.0 
 10. Hamilton, Paris-.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Akingbala, Nancy16.0 
 2. Darden, Nancy12.0 
 3. Koffi, Le Mans11.5 
 4. Issa, Gravelines10.0 
 5. Massie, Limoges9.5 
 6. Brun, Nancy9.0 
 7. Jones, Le Havre9.0 
 8. Pasco, Strasbourg8.5 
 9. Jefferson, AS.8.5 
 10. Smith, Orleans8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Levallois
  (178-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.8.0 
 2. Reid, Vichy8.0 
 3. Diabate, Roanne7.0 
 4. Schilb, Chalon6.5 
 5. Linehan, Nancy6.5 
 6. Gomez, Poitierarleys6.5 
 7. Bokolo, Gravelines6.0 
 8. Jeanneau, Stras.6.0 
 9. King, Le Havre6.0 
 10. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Linehan, Nancy4.0 
 2. Diabate, Roanne3.0 
 3. Smith, Orleans3.0 
 4. Greer, Strasbourg2.5 
 5. Digbeu, Strasbourg2.5 
 6. Vassallo, AS.2.5 
 7. Hawkins, Stras.2.5 
 8. Gunn, Poitierarleys2.5 
 9. Mejia, Cholet2.0 
 10. NDoye, Orleans2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alain KOFFI
  Le Mans
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Koffi, Le Mans3.0 
 2. Akingbala, Nancy2.0 
 3. Badiane, Poitiera.2.0 
 4. Elegar, Vichy2.0 
 5. Hammonds, AS.1.5 
 6. Dunn, Roanne1.5 
 7. Darden, Nancy1.5 
 8. Akpomedah, Grave.1.5 
 9. Yango, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Pasco, Strasbourg1.5 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Sean BARNETTE
  Lille
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Barnette, Lille21.3 
 2. Gay, Fos Ouest19.3 
 3. Cummard, Fos Ouest19.0 
 4. Campbell, Le Portel18.3 
 5. Daniels, Nanterre18.0 
 6. Carter, Nanterre17.7 
 7. Monroe, Boulogne17.3 
 8. Labeyrie, Le Portel16.7 
 9. Sneed, Maurienne16.7 
 10. Leloup, Dijon16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Barber, Nantes11.7 
 2. Badiane, Boulazac11.0 
 3. Rouse, Charleville9.7 
 4. Campbell, Le Portel9.7 
 5. Daniels, Nanterre9.0 
 6. Sonko, Maurienne8.7 
 7. Giles, Rouen8.7 
 8. Monroe, Boulogne8.7 
 9. Massot, Antibes8.7 
 10. Barnette, Lille8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Da Silva, Evreux6.7 
 2. McIntosh, Boulazac6.7 
 3. Williams, Le Portel6.3 
 4. Hachad, Fos Ouest5.0 
 5. Mullins, Chalons-.5.0 
 6. Ingram, Antibes4.7 
 7. Patiejunas, Boulo.4.3 
 8. Poupet, Rouen4.3 
 9. Shiloh, St Vallier4.3 
 10. Denave, St Vallier4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Philippe HAQUET
  Fos Ouest
  (199-F-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Haquet, Fos Ouest7.0 
 2. Da Silva, Evreux4.7 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.3.7 
 4. Doyne, Charleville3.3 
 5. Shiloh, St Vallier3.3 
 6. Siggers, Rouen3.3 
 7. Patiejunas, Boulo.3.3 
 8. Harris, Lille3.0 
 9. Corosine, Nanterre3.0 
 10. Craven, Dijon3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Abdoulaye N''DIAYE
  Clermont
  (210-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. N''Diaye, Clermont2.0 
 2. Cel, Nantes1.7 
 3. McKenzie, Boulazac1.3 
 4. Williams, Rouen1.3 
 5. Monds, Bourg1.3 
 6. Adjiwanou, Boula.1.3 
 7. Leburgue, Le Portel1.0 
 8. Gay, Fos Ouest1.0 
 9. Badiane, Boulazac1.0 
 10. Barber, Nantes1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Blair, Denek22.0 
 2. Pridotkas, Brest18.2 
 3. Laroche, St Ch.18.0 
 4. James, Challans17.8 
 5. Blot, Blois17.0 
 6. Driss, Bordeaux16.1 
 7. Lalugba, Denain15.7 
 8. Howell, St Quentin15.6 
 9. Lesieu, St Quentin15.4 
 10. Disy, Roche15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  Blois
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Grimm, Blois10.4 
 2. Hoard, Lievin9.9 
 3. Simmons, St Et.9.3 
 4. Boutry, Challans8.6 
 5. Boutry, Challans8.4 
 6. Griffin, Angers B.8.3 
 7. Alingue, Souffel8.1 
 8. Clemmons, Denek7.9 
 9. Lesieu, St Quentin7.9 
 10. Cabarkapa, Le Puy7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Brochard, Blois6.0 
 2. Cortey, Le Puy4.6 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux4.4 
 4. Tillon, St Chamond4.3 
 5. Thomas, St Etienne4.3 
 6. Barbry, Orchy4.0 
 7. Sauret, Denain3.9 
 8. Sulpice, Angers B.3.7 
 9. Darrigand, Bordeaux3.6 
 10. Dessart, Lievin3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Stephane NERI
  Roche
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Neri, Roche2.6 
 2. Blair, Denek2.6 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux2.1 
 4. Strong, Get Vosges2.1 
 5. Sauret, Denain2.1 
 6. Calvez, Denek2.0 
 7. Howard, CFBB2.0 
 8. Thinon, Sorgues2.0 
 9. Blot, Blois1.7 
 10. El Amrani, St Et.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Ford, Bordeaux1.9 
 2. Roberts, Brest1.7 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.4 
 4. Rinna, St Chamond1.4 
 5. Gourde, Get Vosges1.4 
 6. Traore, Angers B.1.4 
 7. Pasut, Sorgues1.3 
 8. Ipouck, Le Puy1.3 
 9. Sencanski, St Qu.1.0 
 10. Lopez, Brest1.0 


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Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Muhamed TACI
  Lirija
  (200-G/F-81)
  Avg: 28
 1. Taci, Lirija28.0 
 2. Matic, Kumanovo.22.0 
 3. Georgievski, MZT S.20.5 
 4. Boswell, ABA S.20.0 
 5. Petkovski, Pelister20.0 
 6. Simic, Rabotnicki19.5 
 7. Gocevski, Rabotnicki18.5 
 8. Trajkovski, Torus18.0 
 9. Petric, Kumanovo.18.0 
 10. Mirakovski, Rabot.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiril NIKOLOVSKI
  MZT Skopje
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Nikolovski, MZT S.14.0 
 2. Berat, Lirija10.0 
 3. Filipovic, Ovce Pole9.5 
 4. Chappell, ABA S.8.5 
 5. Petric, Kumanovo.8.5 
 6. Talevski, Pelister8.5 
 7. Taci, Lirija8.0 
 8. Zaharievski, Pelister8.0 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.7.5 
 10. Neal, ABA Strumica7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jane PETROVSKI
  MZT Skopje
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Petrovski, MZT S.7.5 
 2. Kostovski, Torus5.5 
 3. Blazevski, Rabotnicki4.5 
 4. Radojcic, Kumanovo.4.5 
 5. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.5 
 6. Taci, Lirija4.5 
 7. Stefanov, Rabot.4.0 
 8. Grncarov, MZT S.4.0 
 9. Sinadinovic, Ovce P.3.5 
 10. Anakievski, Pelister3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gjorgi ANAKIEVSKI
  Pelister
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Anakievski, Pelister4.0 
 2. Berat, Lirija3.5 
 3. Stojanovski, Feni I.2.5 
 4. Radojcic, Kumanovo.2.0 
 5. Knezevic, Feni I.2.0 
 6. Chappell, ABA S.2.0 
 7. Troli, Lirija1.5 
 8. Petric, Kumanovo.1.5 
 9. Tasovski, Feni I.1.5 
 10. Cvetkov, ABA S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jove KURCIEV
  Ultimate B.
  (197-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kurciev, Ultimate B.3.0 
 2. Anakievski, Pelister2.0 
 3. Mihajlovski, Ultima.2.0 
 4. Bozic, Ultimate B.2.0 
 5. Kobay, Ultimate B.2.0 
 6. Bilbija, Ovce Pole2.0 
 7. Gorgievski, Ultimate.1.5 
 8. Stojanov, ABA S.1.5 
 9. Petkovski, Pelister1.5 
 10. Kostovski, Torus1.5 


Best players of FYR Macedonian Superleague round 2 - by Eurobasket News
International guard Dimitar Mirakovski (180-G-81, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for KK Fersped-Rabotnicki Skopje and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 29-year old guard had the game-high 25 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Rabotnicki in his team's victory, helping them to beat ABA Strumica (0-2) 84-73. Rabotnicki started with perfect 2-0, but it's just the very beginning of the season and it's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Mirakovski turned to be Rabotnicki's top player in his return from Cherno More.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old swingman Muhamed Taci (200-G/F-81) of KK Lirija. Taci impressed basketball fans with 33 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Lirija was edged by Pelister (1-1) 71-67. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Taci is a newcomer at Lirija and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.0ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 7.0rpg and 4.0apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Jeremiah Boswell (194-G-82) of ABA Strumica. Boswell showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, five rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Boswell's great performance ABA Strumica lost 73-84 to Rabotnicki (2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Too bad for Boswell he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. The season just started for Boswell as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Zoran Petkovski (188-G-78) of Pelister - 23 points and 4 assists
5. Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88) of Torus - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Gjorgi Anakievski (185-G-85) of Pelister - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jove Kurciev (197-F-87) of Ultimate B. - 15 points and 2 rebounds
8. John Chappell (208-C) of ABA Strumica - 10 points and 11 rebounds
9. Marcus Neal (196-G-86) of ABA Strumica - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Kiril Nikolovski (210-C-88) of MZT Skopje - 5 points and 17 rebounds


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Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) postgame Thoughts To 74-71 Loss Against The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York. This season, he is playing for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Last season, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. He spoke to eurobasket following the 74-71 loss at home against the Brose Baskets Bamberg

How tough is it playing twice in 72 hours as a professional basketball player?


I think it is tough sometimes because you do not have much time to prepare for the second game, but I actually like having more games throughout the week.

A tough loss at home against Bamberg. After seeing them again after losing last seasons in playoffs. Are they better now or will they get better than last year?

Its tough to say so early in the season but they are definitely still a very good team.

They jumped out of the boat quickly scoring 26 points in the first quarter and leading by 11 points. What was giving Braunschweig the biggest problems in the first quarter?


We just couldn't didn't get stops defensively.

Braunschweig bounced back in the second quarter scoring 22 points and only trailing by 3 points at halftime. what was Braunschweig doing better in the second quarter?


We played better defense and got into a pretty good offensive rhythm.





You were so close in the fourth quarter, but Bamberg held on to win. Why is Bamberg already such a good crunch time so early in the season?


Well obviously it helps that most of them have been playing together for the past two years but for the most part they are just good players who are well coached and disciplined so they are always going to be tough to beat.


Pleiss had four blocks. How difficult is it establishing an inside game against Bamberg for 40 minutes?


He is a tough post defender and he changes a lot of shots as well. It is always tough to establish anything inside with him down there but I think our post players did pretty good job yesterday though.


What was your impression of Terry and Hines? Are they the missing link to getting Bamberg a possible second consecutive title?



They are both real good players and they are going to help the team out a lot.

Brandon Thomas had a fine game with 14 points and 10 rebounds. How has his game improved since the first day of training camp last year?

Well Brandon had pretty much always played well but I would say he is a lot more aggressive on the boards this year.


If Allen Iverson signs with Besiktas Istanbul, he will play a Eurocup game in Goettingen. If you had time would you go see him play?


Definitely.

Thanks Kev for chat.




ProB Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group North
Wulfen - Bayer Giants 77-65
BSV Wulfen tied their record at 2-2 beating Bayer Giants 77:65. Steve Briggs (178-G, college: Okla.Wesleyan) stepped up with 30 points for the winners and Henley Joseph netted 23. Eller Justin finished the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Bernau - SU Medien 109-96
SSV Lok Bernau celebrated the initial victory in the league beating SU Medien 109:96. Ryan Williams (191-G-85) exploded with 42 points for the winners and Mau Konstantin netted 18. Campbell Daniel scored 26 points for the guests.

Herten - Schwelm 67-77
Schwelmer Baskets took the perfect 4-0 record on top of ProB after the road 77:67 win over Herten. Jason Holmes (191-G-86, college: Le Moyne) led the league-leaders with 25 points and 13 rebounds, while Speier Kristofer posted 15. Monk Marcus ended up with 21 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.

ALBA Berlin II - Stahnsdorf 69-76
RSVE Teltow/Kleinmachnow/Stahnsdorf grabbed 3-1 record after the road 76:69 win over ALBA Berlin II. Alex Moosmann (183-G-88, college: Cent.Missouri) poured in 24 points and Green Mychal nailed 20. Seiferth Andreas collected 19 points and 19 rebounds in defeat.

Leipzig - Wolfenbuettel 93-73
Uni-Riesen Leipzig celebrated the first win at the Regular Season Round 4 rolling over Wolfenbuettel 93:73. Monyea Pratt (196-F-85, college: Stillman) posted 20 points for the hosts and Schirmer Ralph as well as Kranz Kai-Uwe added 17 apiece. Sexton Justin delivered 22 points in defeat.

Group South
BG Illertal - Leitershofen 95-105 OT
BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen needed 105:95 overtime win over BG Illertal for 3-1 record. Michael Mathey (188-G-87, college: W.Liberty St.) erupted with 38 points for the winners and Uskoski Devin collected 34 points and 18 boards. Spraggins DeUndrae replied with 38 points for the hosts.


NBC - Konstanz 107-104 OT
Nurnberger BC remained unbeaten in the League after an overtime thrillers over Konstanz 107:104. Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) stepped up with 29 points and Chavis Will followed him with 18. Lay Michael responded with 24 points in defeat and Foth Eduard as well as Heberlein Marcel added 18 each.


Langen - TSV Troester 78-53
Langen rolled over TSV Troester 78:53 at the Regular Season Round 4. Nathan Drury (188-G-85, college: Carroll) notched 20 points to lead all the hosts and MacMillan Auryn ended up with 19. Pavic Ivan produced 15 points for the guests and Land Erik netted 14.


Schwenningen - Gotha 85-82 OT
wiha Panthers Schwenningen took 3-1 record defeating Gotha 85:82 in overtime. Blake Young (188-G-85, agency: 22ft, college: Kansas St.) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and Topic Tomislav collected 17 points and 14 rebounds. Smith Parnell ended up with 20 points and 16 boards.


Dt.Bank SKY II - L.Baeren 51-71
Licher BasketBaren enjoy 4-0 record on top after the win over Dt.Bank SKY II 71:51. Peer Wente (203-F/C-77) stepped up with 17 points and Webb Derrick followed him with 11. Rojik Christopher finished the night with 13 points in the losing effort.

Ehingen - Giessen 76-64
Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule took 3-1 record beating Giessen 76:64. Tobias Korndoerfer (200-F-90) paced all the winners with 14 points and Spoden Ruben as well as Matthews Virgil added 10 each. Pavlovic Zeljko produced 23 points for the guests.




The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Give Grayson Moyer A Goodbye Gift With a 81 - 66 Win Over The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The Deutsche Bank Skyliners surely remember how powerful and overwhelming Eisbaeren point guard Louis Campbell was last season, but with his departure last summer, his missing deadly penetration was evident in the play of the team and similar as if NFL Clubs didnt have to witness last minute comeback Drives from New England Patriot Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant missing in the Lakers attack and taking a night off and sitting next to actor Jack Nicholson in the first row talking movies or German National player Miro Klose not scoring any more goals in international games as he is currently as hot putting the ball in the net as is Papiss Demba Cisse is for SC Freiburg in the German Bundesliga, but Frankfurt not only didnt have to worry about Lou Campbell anymore, but neither about new starting point guard Donald Copeland who was 550 Kilometers away in Bremerhaven nursing an injury as they had little problem winning their second home game 81-66 against The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. The absence of Copeland showed quickly as Bremerhaven had no rhythm or flow in their offense, but Frankfurt showed they could do it at both ends of the court. They had misfortune having to play without Copeland, but that is part of the game. They had to fight without Copeland and change their rhythm, but we were without Tez, Dabbert and Muurinen. We have been fighting hard the first four games and played good defense, but today we played both defense and offense well. If a team can plan both offense and defense well then you will have good chances to win. We hope to continue to keep playing like this, stressed Skyliner point guard Dashaun Wood. Bremerhaven never got their offense going without their starting point guard Copeland. We didnt have Copeland and Canty hasntt really practiced much with us. It was hard to get a chemistry. It was tough as Schwethelm was playing out of position. These things happen and we couldnt adjust, commented Eisbaeren guard Jermaine Thomas. Maybe it wasnt only the absence of Copeland that helped the Skyliners, but the batman shirt of Mckinney that he was sporting after the game. The brother of my fiancee is a huge Batman fan. I dont know if a bat scared the polar bears, but you never know, bats can be very vicious. they come out of nowhere and swoope down on you, laughed Austin native Brad Buckman.

After the game ended, the Ballsporthalle got a very sad announcement as it was made known that lovable Tom Brady American look alike Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) was leaving The Deutsche Bank Skyliners and heading to Finland to play for the old Team of AJ Moye called Kouvot Kouvola. The San Diego native already knew before the game that he was leaving the regular saunas of the Titus Therme for the real hot Saunas in Finland. I was sad coming to the Ballsporthalle as there were many emotions, but I tried to concentrate on the game. I kept my head focused on the game. Now after the game the fact that Im leaving is starting to kick in. It is always good to end on a win. Winning cures all even when I am a bit sad, stressed Grayson Moyer. Moyer was only in Frankfurt a short time, but leaves with a part of the City and fans in his heart. I will really miss the Team, fans and league. I will miss guys like Jimmy, Tez and Marius. The competition in the BEKO BBL is real good and you could never take a day off. It was a real fun league to plan in, stressed Grayson Moyer. Moyer leaves The Deutsche Bank Skyliners having played 50 games and heads to Finland not trying to do some artwork in the stats department, but keep playing good Team Basketball which he proved on so many occasions with the Frankfurt Jersey. I am going to Finland to help the Team win. If it means scoring, rebounding or playing defense. I will do whatever it takes to win. I hope that I can fit in. I am going to have to get used to the 22 hours of darkness, joked Moyer. He will miss one Person in particular. I will never forget how Marius Nolte played Wonderwall on the guitar at the Christmas party, said Moyer. His teammates also spoke only with respect. I will miss Grayson. We hung out a lot watching Football at the sports bar. He helped us a lot in the first four games. It is a sad day. He was a great guy and great player, stressed Dashaun Wood. Skyliner Brad Buckman had no idea that Moyer was leaving until after the game. It was a surprise, even though he had mentioned that he had another job offer. He was so easy to talk to you. He is a great player and person. I wish him the best, commented Brad Buckman. He will enjoy playing for my old team. He is a great kid, added AJ Moye.

Steven Esterkamp is playing professional basketball in Germany since 2004, but since last season, he has been feeling the bench more than the courts in the BEKO BBL. Esterkamp missed all of last season due to a cartilage problem in his knee and is supposed to return this season, but so far hasnt played even though could, because he is not in game shape yet. Coach has said that I still dont have my quickness back which is missing in that first step. I am working on my strength and agility and hope to be back in one to two months, stressed Steve Esterkamp. Missing last season was very difficult for the American from Ohio, but he stuck through the hard times. At the start it was tough not knowing if I would come back, but as soon as I knew that I would come back, it was easier because I knew what I had to do. When I was on crutches it wasnt so hard since I knew I couldnt play. Now it is tougher, because I am practicing with the team, but frustrating not playing in games, expressed Esterkamp. A long injury is never easy for an athlete, but Esterkamp has shown that he is a professional and just fighting to keep his dream alive of competiing with the best in the BEKO BBL. Last season instead of going to the States, he remained in Germany for rehab which is something that a typical American player might not do. For me it was the right step to stay in Germany. I had all the docs here and it seemed right to do the rehab here. I see the docs everyday here and is the best for the team and coach. Also seeing something on the court, I can give my input to players as well, said Esterkamp. Not only Grayson Moyer has Marius Nolte as a good friend, but also Esterkamp who played six years with the German in Paderborn. His personality gets me through it. Whenever we talk, he encourages me to keep fighting. He makes me laugh all the time probably more because he is so weird, joked Esterkamp.
The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven werent the only team missing a key player with Donald Copeland, but besides having Quantez Robertson and Joe Dabbert playing.

cheerleaders on the Skyliner bench, the club was missing Kimmo Muurinen who was sick in bed. However none of this startled The Deutsche Bank Skyliners as they cruised out on a 13-2 lead. Frankfurt was getting production from everyone as Dashaun Wood scored twice on the penetration showing more and more that he has to be related to the comic figure road runner somehow. Jimmy Mckinney and Jermaine Bucknor drew fouls sinking free throws. Mckinney also hit a mid distance jumper in this run. We came out firing and just took charge and tried to be as aggressive as possible, stated Brad Buckman. The absence of Copeland was evident as German national player Philipp Schwethelm had massive problems trying to fill the Copeland void. The Frankfurt defense was solid, but Frankfurt was also missing many easy shots. Frankfurt found their rhythm fast on offense and it just worked like a clock work. Wood then scored a lay up falling to his right and Marius Nolte and Pascal Roller dropped free throws as Frankfurt led 20-4. After Craig Callahan free throws, Frankfurt went on a 8-0 run proving that their early shooting wasnt a fluke as Wood and Dominik bahiense de Mello nailed consecutive three pointers and AJ Moye two free throws. Frankfurt led comfortably 28-6. Down the stretch, Bremerhaven got some timely production from 19 year old Antoiny Canty as he made a three pointer in front of coach Doug Spradleys head and made a lay up. Canty who had played a NBBL game the day before has little BEKO BBL experience was put into the shark water and he quickly found the right footing on the court. He came off the bench and gave them a spark. When you are young, you dont think so much about the pressure. You think that I cant mess up. He took advantage of the situation, said Brad Buckman. The bright blue eyes of Eisbaeren scorer Craig Callahan turned a shade brighter as the name Canty was mentioned. I am really proud of him. He always works his butt off in practice. He gave us what we needed. It wasnt easy for him to come in and produce with all that weight on his shoulders, stressed Craig Callahan. After one quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners led 30-11. The biggest problem of Bremerhaven was in their playmaking, but that wasnt strange as their playmaker was missing, stressed TBB Trier coach Henrik Roedl. Frankfurt was shooting 50% from the field and 50% from outside while the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 25% from the field and 25% from outside. Frankfurt had the 12-7 rebounding edge and three turnovers while Bremerhaven had five turnovers.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners got off to a slow start in the second quarter as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven scooted out on a 11-0 run as they quickly showed that they were capable of following the strong Frankfurt start in the first quarter as they cut the lead to 30-22. Bremerhaven had more of a flow on offense and were finally finding more consistency in their shooting. Canadian Sean Denison started the run with a left handed hook shot over Nolte, which was followed by consecutive buckets by Torrell Martin inside, a Schwethelm lay in getting an offensive rebound and free throws by Andrew Drevo and Denison. Frankfurt suddenly only had the 30-22 lead. But Frankfurt had too many aces in their deck as they were able to hit big needed shots whenever Bremerhaven was coming back. Mckinney and Jermaine Bucknor hit back to back three pointers as Frankfurt led 36-22 again. In the last minutes both teams traded baskets as Schwethelm scored inside as did De Mello who got a nifty pass from Wood on the fast break, Callahan scored inside and Mckinney nailed a three pointer with three seconds to play in the second quarter. At half time, the Deutsche Bank Skyliners kept the comfortable lead 41-28. We showed a lot of heart in the second quarter. Many teams might have given up after the first quarter, but we kept fighting back, said Bremerhaven guard Jermaine Thomas. Frankfurt lost their rhythm a bit on offense. Bremerhaven had less problems to score and made it more difficult for Frankfurt to execute, stressed 1993 NCAA champion with North Carolina Henrik Roedl. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 33% from the field and 43% from three point land while the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 30% from the field and 10% from three point land. Bremerhaven had the slight rebounding edge 24-23, but 10 turnovers while Frankfurt had five.

In the third quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to keep the comfortable lead and started with a 4-0 run as Frankfurt continued to show that team basketball wins games and not one on one play. Moye had little problems with a lay up as Buckman most likely fooled everyone in the Ballsporthalle as he released a pass in the last instance to Moye instead of shooting a fade away jumper. Mckinney who must feel like its 2006 again as his shooting is dead on as he made a mid distance jumper as Frankfurt led 45-28. Canty nailed a three pointer and Drevo a lay in and Buckman only 2 of 4 free throws as Bremerhaven trailed only 47-34. However Frankfurt always had an answer as Mckinney unleashed another bomb from the Messe tower as Frankfurt led 50-33. The third quarter also belonged to AJ Moye as he made 13 of the 23 points. He mostly used his muscle scoring inside, but also displayed his beautiful fade away jumper. As Frankfurt led 50-36, he scored 11 points in a row as Frankfurt continued to keep the lead 61-50. Most players would have been happy with that performance and ready to keep that experience in their memory bank for the grand children, but Moye is always achieving to be better. I get very disappointed when we lose as the team deserves the best all the time. I told myself to be very aggressive tonight, but I am still far away from where I want to be. The team has to stay hungry and keep improving, warned AJ Moye. Bremerhaven finished the third quarter with a 7-3 run as Richard Chaney gave the club some energy scoring twice and Martin a three pointer while Wood also sunk a three pointer as Skyliner Joe Dabbert jumped for joy on the bench. We finally accepted what we had on the court. We played better defense, made rotations and rebounded better, said Jermaine Thomas. After 30 minutes, Frankfurt led 64-47. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 38% from the field and 38% from the parking lot while the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 36% from the field and 25% from the parking lot. Frankfurt regained the rebounding edge 34-30 and had only six turnovers while the Eisbaeren had 12 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven held The Deutsche Bank Skyliners off the score board for four minutes, but couldnt get more than a 4-0 run for their stellar play on defense. Jan Lipke and Richard Chaney were able to score inside while Frankfurt were missing shots and getting turnovers. This was a week spot for us. We were slower and somehow out of our offense, said Brad Buckman. It also seemed like when Dashaun Wood was getting a breather, Frankfurt was stagnating on offense. We were missing more shots. I think when I returned, we were able to get a good tempo again, stressed Dashaun Wood. Frankfurt finally got on the board and again on a regular basis as Mckinney snuck through the lane finding the hole like a golf ball putted by Tiger Woods scoring, De Mello sunk a three pointer and Wood scored inside again as Frankfurt led big again 73-55. With more time elapsing off the clock, it was becoming more and more evident that the Eisbaeren were not going to freeze the Skyliners. Frankfurt kept having an answer whenever Bremerhaven had mini threats. We had problems with their pick and role and the quickness of Wood getting in the lane scoring or kicking the ball out hurt us, explained Jermaine Thomas. Chaney then led a mini 4-0 Bremerhaven run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 73-59, but Bremerhaven would not be able to cut the lead down any further as Frankfurt was able to close out the last minutes without problems. Moye scored two more times as did Torrell Martin, but it was all too little too late as Frankfurt stayed unbeaten at home winning 81-66. As the buzzer sounded, Bremerhaven coach Doug Spradley helped De Mello to his feet, but with such a long face as if his club had just lost a final game instead of an early regular season game, but he had much to be disappointed about. After the big loss at home against Phoenix Hagen, our confidence was down. We seemed shell shocked. We never found our offensive rhythm and had no good demeanor on offense. We were standing around and not sure how to attack. Frankfurt did a great job driving and kicking the ball out all day long. We could of done a better job getting the ball inside. They did a great job getting offensive rebounds and we didnt rebound well, stressed Craig Callahan.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by AJ Moye with 19 points and eight rebounds and Dashaun Wood with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists. Jimmy Mckinney added 17 points. Dominik Bahiense De Mello chipped in with 12 points. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were led by Torrell Martin with 15 points Richard Chaney added 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists.

After a quick hot shooting start, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners finished the game shooting a low 37% and 32% from outside, while The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven shot weak also at 40% from the field and only 29% from outside. Frankfurt continue to be a force on the boards winning the rebound battle 43-37. Frankfurt was strong coughing up the ball only nine times while Bremerhaven had 15 turnovers. Frankfurt is now 2-2 and showed their best team performance of the season. This was our best showing of team basketball this season. We shot on all cylinders and made the extra pass. No guy was unselfish. If you want to win a title, then you need to play team basketball. We were willing top work together today, stressed Brad Buckman. Frankfurt want to stretch their unbeaten streak to three games in the Ballsporthalle with a win next weekend against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. This will be a dog fight. There is never a night off in this league. We have to prepare this week with good practices. This game is no different. I am looking forward to the challenge against top point guard Kevin Hamilton and the team, warned Dashaun Wood. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig on October 23rd at 20:00.


Jevohn Shepherd claims German ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Canadian Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best GiroLive-Ballers Osnabrueck and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 24-year old forward had the game-high 27 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for Osnabrueck in his team's victory, helping them to crush Hannover (#9, 2-2) with 19-point margin 100-81. Despite this victory Osnabrueck dropped to the 2nd position in German ProA. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Osnabrueck already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Shepherd had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Osnabrueck's top player in his first season with the team. University of Michigan graduate has very impressive stats this year. Shepherd is in league's top in points (3rd best: 26.0ppg) and averages solid 59.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American guard Cedric Brooks (185-G-80) of VfL Kirchheim Knights. Brooks impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. It was enough for Kirchheim to edge ETB Wohnbau (#16, 0-4) by 3 points 88-85. Kirchheim's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Brooks is well-known by Kirchheim fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player.

The third best performed player last round was American Leonard Mendez (196-G-87, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of USC Heidelberg (#11). Mendez scored 26 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Heidelberg, leading his team to a 100-77 easy win against the lower-ranked Webmoebel (1-3). Heidelberg can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Mendez he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Mendez has individually a great season in Germany. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.0rpg (3rd best). Mendez attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Fleetwood (206-F-84) of Osnabrueck - 21 points and 12 rebounds
5. Oliver Komarek (210-C/F-86) of Heidelberg - 30 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Mirko Damjanovic (204-C-80) of Braves - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Charles Little (198-F-87) of Hannover - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jeremy Black (203-F-85) of Karlsruhe - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Rouven Roessler (200-F-80) of Karlsruhe - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Anton Shoutvin (206-C/F-89) of Freiburg - 20 points and 10 rebounds


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tadija DRAGICEVIC
  ALBA
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Dragicevic, ALBA19.5 
 2. Tillman, MBC18.5 
 3. Peacock, LTi 46ers18.2 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen17.3 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm16.3 
 6. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.0 
 7. Famutimi, Duesseldorf15.7 
 8. Joyce, TBB Trier15.7 
 9. Harris, EnBW L.15.5 
 10. Callahan, Bremerha.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.5 
 2. Dragicevic, ALBA10.0 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.5 
 4. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 5. Pleiss, Brose B.8.2 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms7.4 
 7. Moye, Dt.7.3 
 8. Sonderleiter, ratiop.7.0 
 9. Seward, Phoenix .7.0 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.3 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.2 
 3. Dragicevic, ALBA5.0 
 4. Jordan, MBC5.0 
 5. Copeland, Bremerha.4.8 
 6. Dorris, Phoenix .4.5 
 7. Campbell, EWE B.4.4 
 8. Green, EnBW L.4.0 
 9. Marinovic, ALBA4.0 
 10. Joyce, TBB Trier4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  Phoenix Hagen
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dorris, Phoenix .2.5 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.2 
 3. Oliver, Walter Tigers2.0 
 4. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.0 
 5. Tatum, Duesseldorf2.0 
 6. Bernard, MBC2.0 
 7. Wise, Telekom B.2.0 
 8. Pryor, Phoenix .2.0 
 9. Campbell, Telekom B.1.8 
 10. Tyndale, Telek.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tadija DRAGICEVIC
  ALBA
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dragicevic, ALBA2.5 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.4 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.2.0 
 4. Reiner, Bayreuth1.8 
 5. Scott, Goettingen1.8 
 6. Evans, TBB Trier1.7 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms1.6 
 8. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.5 
 9. Bryant, ratiopharm1.5 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.1.3 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Jevohn SHEPHERD
  Osnabrueck
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Shepherd, Osnab.26.3 
 2. Burnette, Osnab.24.0 
 3. Harbut, Chemnitz21.5 
 4. Gause, Freiburg21.0 
 5. Brooks, Kirchheim20.3 
 6. Johnson, Webmoebel20.0 
 7. Wallace, B.Mue.20.0 
 8. Jeka, Wuerzburg B.19.0 
 9. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau18.3 
 10. Smallwood, Cuxha.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.12.3 
 2. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau10.3 
 3. Mendez, Heidelberg10.0 
 4. Watts, SOBA D.8.8 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 6. Shaw, Chemnitz8.8 
 7. Fleetwood, Osnab.8.7 
 8. Yearby, Cuxhaven8.3 
 9. Schoo, Heidelberg8.3 
 10. Johnson, Webmoebel7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim7.0 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel6.5 
 3. Barth, Heidelberg6.3 
 4. Larsen, SOBA D.5.3 
 5. Lowery, Braves5.3 
 6. Johnson, Hannover5.0 
 7. Harvey, Hannover5.0 
 8. Zazai, Chemnitz5.0 
 9. Gray, Crailsheim4.5 
 10. Wallace, B.Mue.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.5 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz3.0 
 3. Scott, Kirchheim2.5 
 4. Gause, Freiburg2.5 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.5 
 6. Heindel, Freiburg2.0 
 7. Burnette, Osnab.2.0 
 8. Garrett, B.Mue.2.0 
 9. Kling, Crailsheim2.0 
 10. Brooks, Kirchheim2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Paul ZIPSER
  Heidelberg
  (195-G-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Zipser, Heidelberg2.0 
 2. Fuller, Crailsheim1.5 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.5 
 4. Oehle, Braves1.5 
 5. Yearby, Cuxhaven1.5 
 6. Smallwood, Cuxha.1.3 
 7. Hill, Jena1.3 
 8. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.0 
 9. Lowery, Braves1.0 
 10. Harbut, Chemnitz1.0 


Brandon Thomas (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Postgame Thoughts To 74-71 Loss To The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, college: Massachusetts) is a 26 year old 198cm shooting guard from San Antonio, Texas that was born in Bitburg Germany and is playing his second season with The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. He is long and athletic and capable of defending anyone on the floor; ability to accelerate and finish around the basket. Possesses an outstanding basketball IQ. He played at Long island (NCAA) from 2002-2004 and then went to UMASS from 2005-2007. In 2007, he played in Denmark leading the league in scoring for Team FOG Naestved playing 24 games: Score-1 (24.5ppg), 4.6rpg, 3.2apg, 2.0spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 71.0%. He was the Danish player of the year in 2008 and was the 2008 Allstar game MVP. In 2008-2009, he played in Austria for Kraftwerk Wels playing 45 games averaging 20.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 66.6%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 68.5%. Last season, he played 40 games: 10.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 74.6%. Brandon took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 74-71 loss to the Brose Baskets Bamberg


a tough loss at home against Bamberg. After seeing them again after losing last seasons in playoffs. Are they better now or will they get better than last year?


Its tough to say so early in the season if they are better now but I am almost certain that they will only get better as the season progresses.

They jumped out of the boat quickly scoring 26 points in the first quarter and leading by 11 points. What was giving braunschweig the biggest problems in the first quarter?

They really took advantage of fast break opportunities and in the half court they came out hot from the 3 point line.



Braunschweig bounced back in the second quarter scoring 22 points and only trailing by 3 points at halftime. what was Braunschweig doing better in the second quarter?


We played much better defense



You were so close in the fourth quarter, but Bamberg held on to win. Why is Bambegr already such a good crunch time so early in the season?

They have a core group of guys that know how to win and even when the game is on the line they dont venture away from what makes them good.




Pleiss had four blocks. How difficult is it establishing an inside game against Bamberg for 40 minutes?


It is difficult with the inside presence they have I think more for penetrating guards. We had some positive solutions from our posts out of double teams and with our guards from drive and kicks so next time we have to focus more on finding these solutions for 40 minutes


What was your impression of Terry and Hines? Are they the missing link to getting Bamberg a possible second consecutive title?


They are both very talented and used to playing on a high level. I dont know if they are the missing link but then again Im going for the Phantoms



You scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds. Are double doubles something special or just another affirmation that your game is progressing in your second season in the BEKO BBL?


I do believe my game is progressing and hopefully will continue to get better



What was the last DVD that you saw?



How To Train Your Dragon... made me really want one lol



Thanks Brandon for chat.



Jason Boone (BG Goettingen) Postgame Thoughts To 80-68 Win Against The EWE Baskets Oldenburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) is a 25 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 played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. Last season, he played EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. He spoke to eurobasket following the 80-68 win at home against Oldenburg.

How relieving was it coming back home after the loss in Bayreuth?


Losing is always tough, but when you lose in a close game sometimes it's easier to realize your mistakes. We knew what we had to do better against Oldenburg to win and we were able to execute those things down the stretch.

You seem to have the number of Oldenburg in Goettingen. Do you, John Little, Dwayne Anderson and Robert Kulawick get special powers when you play Oldenburg?lol


As a team I feel we've made the mistake of underestimating some opponents but Oldenburg is always a team that is atop the league, so it's not hard to get excited to play them. It also helped that we were back home at the Lokhalle.

Oldenburg got a big jump on Goettingen in the first half taking the 44-34 lead. What were the biggest BG Goettingen problems in the first 20 minutes?


They were killing us on the boards. Plain and simple. It's hard to control the tempo or style of play when we can't rebound the ball.


What coach John Patrick tell the team at halftime?


That even though we were losing, we should 'expect to win' the game. He is big on the fact that 'winning is a mentality' and as soon as we started collectively thinking that we should win the game, we started playing like it.


It must of worked as BG Goettingen scored 46 points and limited Oldenburg to 24 points. What adjustments did BG Goettingen make?


Well after we started rebounding the ball we could pick up the pressure and make them play our style. And I feel in the second half we were able to go a little deeper into our bench.


What was your impression of Oliver Stevic who has started well into the season?


He is tough, and they all play very hard. I had a chance to talk with my former teammate Chris McNaughton and he explained that he also practices hard. That might have something to do with why he's doing so well.


BG Goettingen started the season 2-3. How is this team different than last season and where will the journey of the team go?


In a lot of ways I think we are very similar to last years team. A bit more athletic and a chance to be very good again as long as we get on the same page. As far as the journey, I'm not sure...guess you'll have to stay tuned to find that out.

If Allen Iverson plays against you in Eurocup, would you get his autograph and what one thing would you like to ask him?



I think his name on a piece of paper couldn't compare to a picture of me blocking his shot or dunking on him...I'll try for those first. Then my question would be if he'd sign that picture for me.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


I just watched this Documentary called 'Food, Inc' It was an eye-opener and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in their health.

Thanks Jason for the chat.




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Second Division - Premier Games: Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
Doxa Lefkadas - Ermis Perama 71-49
An easy afternoon for the home team of Lefkada as the visiting site played some decent basketball only for 15 minutes, the top scorer of A2, last season Laikopoulos remain on the 9 points and couldnt help his team-mates whereas the pluralism of the home team with Nikos Lymparis-Psomas (210-C-84) being the man of the match helped the team of Lefkada to succeed a great home win in the opener of the season.
Quarters: 20-15, 42-31, 59-42, 71-49
Doxa: Godopoulos 11, Nikos Lymparis-Psomas 13 and Stratos Papadopoulos 10
Perama: Vasilis Emmanouilidis (185-G-77) 14

OFI - Apollon Kalamarias 103-80
A great home win was succeeded in Crete last afternoon as the home team of Iraklio thrash the Kalamaria team with the total basketball played in the last 25 minutes when the Cretans outscored the visiting site with 40-24! Top scorer and MVP of the game was Dimitris Karadolamis (204-F-87) and froma close distance was Tsakiridis in his come back in OFI, they both scored 16 points while the ex player of PAOK Vasileiou tried his best but his 21 points were not enough for his team to something better than cutting the deficit to 23 (it was 29 points before the end!)
Quarters: 26-20, 46-38, 79-54, 103-80.
OFI: Bardas 12, Tsakiridis 16, Dimitris Karadolamis 16
Apollon: Giosmas 13, Hatzatourov 14, Giannis Vasiliou (194-G-87) 21, Melidis 14.

M. Alexandros - Filippos Veroias 67-66
A great game took place in Thessalonki between two equivalent teams. The newcomer team of Veroia proves to be a tough nut in their opener in the division, the lack of experience of the players of the visiting site was the main reason of the specific home wins of M.Alexandros who had in a great day Alexandros Kelesidis (190-G-89)
Quarters: 13-8, 36-27, 47-45, 67-66.
M. Alexandros: Alexandros Kelesidis 20, Dalpas 15, Armoutis 11
Filippos Verois : Makis Iosifidis (192-G-80) 18

Egaleo - Doukas 80-75
In another derby for 25 minutes, as the home team increase the deficit after the 25th minute and never lost the control even thought he last 5 minutes the visiting site succeed to cut the deficit with a 14-6, the team of Egaleo with four players having double digits and with Giannis Mitropoulos (194-G-83) and Papadakis being the leading figures, succeeded a victorious result over the well build team of Doukas who saw the talented Antonios Michaloglou (202-F-88) being the top scorer of the week with his 24 points! Antonios Michaloglou is of a gret material and very soon will prove it int eh courts of the second division.
Quarters: 16-16, 36-35, 59-46, 80-75.
Egaleo : Papadakis and Giannis Mitropoulos 18 points per head, Katsantonis 12 and Lampropoulos 10
Doukas: Prokos 16, Mayitombe 14, Lehoudis 11 and Antonios Michaloglou 24.

Anagennisi Floga -
Aiolos Trikallon. 56-55
A great comeback of the newcomers in the division team of Aiolos Trikallon was not enough o win the game but to bring it in the minimum deficit of one point. A great derby until the end with very hard defenses and not many easy baskets from both teams, the last quarter was the most crucial for both the teams as the visitors were able to do a good 8-15 which was not enough to give them the victory. The just arrived Savas Savvas Manousos (208-F/C-85) was the MVP of the game with his 17 points and his 9 rebounds.
Quarters: 14-18, 29-30, 48-40, 56-55.
Anagennis Floga: Savvas Manousos 17, Kothras 10.
Aiolos Trikallon: Giorgos Lepeniotis (187-G-79) 15, Fountas 13, and Kantarkos 10

MENT -AIAS Evosmou 76-69
The team of MENT beat the team of AIS due to the experience of its players and the successful fourth quarter when the amazing trio of Evosmos, Giorgos Asimakis (196-F-84) Dalpas and Filiousis took the initiatives of the game and lead their team to the victory
Quarters: 17-11, 36-36, 56-54, 76-69.
MENT: Dalpas 14, Filiousis 16, Simeon Ioakimidis (197-G-89) 22.
AIAS: Tsimbis 10, Papapetrou 14, Giorgos Asimakis (196-F-84) 18 and Georgoulas 16

Diagoras Rodou - Nea Kifisia 57-72
There was supposed to be a derby in Rodos island which never took place as the visiting site of Kiffisia was much stronger than the home team who saw only the Greek Nigerian Vasilis Vasilis Ekine (201-F-83) to try for the best of his team, on the other hand Vangelis Tsiakas (194-G-81), and Nikitakis were more than enough for the very strong team of Kifisia (and among the favorite teams for the A2 to win their first road game. The first quarter was the most crucial one as the home site scored only 2 baskets and 7 points while the visitors scored 22 and shoed wo would have been the boss of the game from the early beginning
Quarters: 7-22, 18-43, 37-59, 57-72.
Diagoras: Vasilis Ekine 14, Panagiotarakos 11.
Kifisia: Nikitakis 15, Vangelis Tsiakas 18, Sioutis 10 and Defoudis 11.


Stratoni - Olympia Larissas 20-0

The team of Olympia will not participate in the league due to financial problems.



Milan Tomic will be meeting Alberto Herreros - by Kostas Papadopoulos
On October 16, 2000, the Euroleague premiere took place. In Madrid, Alberto Herreros' (200-F-69) Real hosted Milan Tomic Olympiacos. The Spaniards had won 75-73 in a breath taking game. Ten years later, the two teams will be meeting again tonight for the inauguration game of the competition.
The jump ball of the first game of the season will take place at 21:45 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, while an hour and a half before, at 20:15, the two people playing in that game ten years ago; will be meeting again, only this time in the Stadiums Press Conference Room. The technical director of Olympiacos and the technical director of Real Madrid will be going back in time and not just only for the sake of the Media.
The captain of Olympiacos at that game and present manager and immediate associate of Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) spoke about the game that is going to be distributed at the Peace and Friendship Stadium tonight and turned back in time:

'Is it ten years already?' was his first comment: 'I usually erase from my memory the games that did not turn out well for my team, but this particular one had been special. It had been a celebration and the whole of Europe had been seeing it that way. It had been a great honour for Olympiacos to be one of the two teams to open a new era in European basketball. We did not make it in the end, but this is of no importance today. Only few people remember the result, but everyone will always remember that the two teams that played the first Euroleague game had been Olympiacos and Real Madrid.
What has changed through all these years?

'Everything. Basketball is different and it will become even more so with the change of the regulations. The only thing that hasn't changed is the glamour of these two teams. Olympiacos and Real have been, still are and will remain among the elite no matter how many changes are made'.
There haven't been too many years since the ex Olympiacos captain decided to end his career. Would he want to be present in this premiere as well?

'The player Milan Tomic has ended his career. Now we are all working together to become a team and help the players become better. We are all working together to win titles. The game against Real is important for us and I hope that ten years after that first game, it is us that leave the court as the winners'.



Nielsen: I would love the chance to lift the Euroleague trophy - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Early this summer and after having made consecutive Final Fours and hiring Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) as their head coach, Olympiacos chose Matt Nielsen (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket) to make its new assault on the Euroleague trophy. The Australian player gave an interesting interview on the official site of the competition and Mr. Frank Lawlor:
Matt, how important was it for you to get back to the Euroleague again?
'It was very important to me. I feel like I played a big competition in Europe every year I have been here, the Euroleague or the Eurocup, and I have enjoyed every one of those experiences. But for sure, there is nothing like the Euroleague. To get this opportunity to be part of it again, I jumped at the chance. To open up Monday in the first game against Real Madrid is an added bonus. It should be great.'
When deciding to sign for Olympiacos, was the chance to challenge for a Euroleague title uppermost in your mind?
'For me, at this stage of my career, that's what I'm in it for. I'm not in it to worry about statistics, or my next contract. I want to make the best of every opportunity. To get the chance to play for a club like Olympiacos and challenge legitimately for these trophies is exactly what I want to do now. Above all, with the time I have left as a player, I would love the chance to lift the Euroleague trophy.'
You had the unusual opportunity to meet your new coach, Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ), as an opponent this summer, when he coached Serbia and you played for Australia in the World Championships. What was that like?
'It was a bit strange. We had met before, briefly, but knowing that I was going to spend the next two years with him made me want to talk with him in Turkey. We were both understood that we were there to do a job for our countries at that moment, so we didn't talk too extensively then either. We were both focused on getting the job done in the World Championships. And then he beat us, unfortunately. They had a very good team and did well throughout the tournament. I ended up sitting back and watching them play with a bit of interest. I watched Milos (Milos Teodosic (195-G-87)) and Marko (Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket)) and of course Coach Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) and how his team played. Unfortunately, we didn't beat them and I had more time to watch them than I would have liked.'
How has the transition to Olympiacos been so far, basketball-wise?
'It's been good. Like any time you come to a new team, there's an adjustment period, but the talent on this team is definitely the highest of any team I've played on. As time goes by, I am sure it'll get better, just looking at the guards we have here, they are top-level, world-class guys. Just getting used to their different styles, to the big men and to Coach Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket )'s style, there's always going to be that period of getting to know each other and what makes each other tick. But I am enjoying the process already and it should only get better with time.'
Other teams have chosen to run the offense through you as a sort of point forward. With such fantastic passers on this team, do you see that happening as much?
'I think it'll be less, no doubt about it. With the quality of players we have here who do such a good job running the team, I think my role in that area will be quite a bit less. At same time, I'm not going to change my style a whole lot, because that's one of my abilities and what the club expects from me, to adapt and fill in the missing pieces, to help out as best as possible wherever I can.'
You saw Real Madrid plenty last season when you were with Valencia. What is your take on your opening game opponent?
'I did see a lot of them last year. It's a pretty different-shaped team right now. Only half the players are the same as last year. This one I feel is more a team put together by Coach Ettore Messina and therefore will play his style more. They're interesting. They've got so much talent, no doubt about it. With Pablo Prigioni out, they're putting the ball in the hands of Sergio Rodriguez more, and since he was in the NBA a while, I haven't seen him much. It'll be interesting to seen him play, but of course they have Llull, Garbajosa and Reyes back as big parts of that team. Hopefully, I can help some of our guys who haven't played them lately, but several of our guys have been around long enough to know a lot of the Madrid players well.'
The opening game is also the Euroleague's first Game of the Week, a new broadcast feature going all around the world on TV. Do you see Australian fans getting hooked on the Euroleague once they get exposed to it regularly?
'Definitely. I've been here now seven years, and at the beginning it was like I disappeared off the map back in Australia. But over the last few years, that's changing. Even last year during the Eurocup, I'd have people sending me messages and texts the day after the games. Australians understand more and more the quality of what's happening here in basketball. People are taking notice, no doubt, and looking for a way to follow the Euroleague.'
What did you bring with you to European basketball from Australian sport?
'One of the things you are brought up on in Australian sport, whether it's basketball or football or whatever, is playing every play. It's part cultural and part personal, I guess. But the idea of having a go at everything is a trait we are brought up with there. And it's something I pride myself in. I'm no superstar player or massive talent, but I feel like I give what I've got every time. I believe I bring that from Australia and it's a bit of personal philosophy, to walk away from every game knowing I gave it all.'
You've spent time in Greece when you first came to Europe. Is there anything in Australia like the Olympiacos fans you'll be playing for this season?
'Easy answer: No. Not at all. Flat out, no. We love our sport and are passionate about it, unfortunately not as much in basketball as in our Aussie football, for instance, but even in other sports, there's nothing that can compare to these Olympiacos fans. The passion and the environment they create is amazing. I only played the first Greek Cup game for them this week - which you assume is a lower level than for Euroleague games or against Panathinaikos - and that crowd and atmosphere was already unbelievable. I can't imagine what it's going to be like starting Monday.




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Results Dutch Basketball League - by Sanders Jackson
This weekend in the Dutch Basketball League, the home teams were two-for-two, with Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden and Magixx KidsRights Nijmegen enjoying the home cooking, while ABC Amsterdam wins its 3rd straight road game this season, and BS Weert got back on the winning track in Bergen-op-Zoom.

In Leiden midway in the 1st quarter, the closest Landstede Basketball got to Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 was the score 11-10, but after that Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 took over, with their fastbreak game and inside power too much for the guests, giving the fans their moneys worth in cruising to a 78-52 blowout. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 led 27-14 at the end of the 1st, and their lead would not drop under double digits thereafter. The trio of Seamus Boxley, Ross Bekkering and Monta McGhee ruled the roost, with Boxley and Bekkering scoring 20 pts. each, and McGhee scoring 16, including a pair of threes from the parking lot. Ben Strong (211-C-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Guilford) led Landstede with 16 pts. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 also dominated the glass 46-36. With the win, Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden 2 is 3-1 while Landstede falls to 2-3.

In the Horstacker, the team of Michael Schuurs had to fight off winless Rotterdam Challengers, but in the end they prevailed, winning by the score of 76-68. The Rotterdammers were tied with Magixx 57-57 early in the last quarter, but a 9-0 run capped by two Kevin McCleery scores gave Magixx the momentum edge needed. Brian Laing led Magixx players in double figures with 16 pts. Rotterdams E.J. Kusnyer led all scorers with 24 pts. including 4 three-pointers. Magixx are now 3-2 while the Rotterdammers remain winless at 0-4.

In Leeuwarden, the team of Hakim Salem continue their strong start, winning their 3rd road game in as many wins, this time over DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden 76-73. ABC Amsterdam had nerves of steel in crunch time, despite blowing a 10-point lead to put the score tied at 70-70, ABC guard and Dutch international Jessey Voorn sank two free throws to give the guests the lead for good at 72-70. In the end ABC Amsterdam would hold the fort en route to the win. Voorn would lead five ABC players in double figures with a game-high 18 pts., Mohammed Kherrazi added 15, and Sergio de Randamie continued his strong play by adding a double-double of 14 pts. and 14 rebounds. Mark Sanchez (201-F-87, college: Boise St.) and Todd Brown (196-G-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Wright St.) led Aris with 16 pts. each. ABC Amsterdam are now 3-2 while De Friesland Aris falls to 2-3.

In Bergen-op-Zoom BS Weert got back on the winning after a couple of bad losses, winning over WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom by the score of 85-80. Trey McDowell and Glenn Stokes stepped up for the Limburgers, with McDowell scoring a game-high 23 pts. and Stokes added 22. Lawrence Hamm scored 16 pts. for the Limburgers. Jesse Kimbrough led the Giants with 19 pts. With the win BS Weert improve to 2-3 while WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom fall to 1-4.




Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Brian LAING
  Magixx
  (195-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Laing, Magixx19.0 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam18.0 
 3. Stokes, BS Weert18.0 
 4. Kusnyer, Rotterdam17.8 
 5. Voorn, ABC17.6 
 6. Marshall, Lands.17.4 
 7. Kimbrough, Giants16.8 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.8 
 9. Brown, DeFriesland16.2 
 10. Jansen, Eiff.Tow.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam11.5 
 2. Mills, Eiff.Towers11.0 
 3. Mills, Eiff.Towers11.0 
 4. de Randamie, ABC10.4 
 5. Haryasz, GasTerra.10.0 
 6. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.7 
 7. Koenis, Giants9.0 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden9.0 
 9. McDermott, Magixx8.7 
 10. Hamm, BS Weert8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.7.0 
 2. Turner, Eiff.Tow.7.0 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants5.8 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden5.3 
 5. Williams, DeFriesland4.2 
 6. Theeuwkens, Giants4.0 
 7. Stokes, BS Weert4.0 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden3.8 
 9. Marshall, Lands.3.6 
 10. McDowell, BS Weert3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Al J. JACKSON
  Magixx
  (198-F/G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jackson, Magixx4.0 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants3.4 
 3. Taylor, Magixx3.0 
 4. Kherrazi, ABC2.8 
 5. McDermott, Magixx2.7 
 6. Ellis, GasTerra F.2.7 
 7. Van der Kamp, Lands.2.6 
 8. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.5 
 9. Borha, Landstede2.3 
 10. Turner, Eiff.Tow.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiff.Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Aarts, Eiff.Towers3.3 
 2. Aarts, Eiff.Towers3.3 
 3. Hairston, BS Weert1.8 
 4. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 5. McDermott, Magixx1.3 
 6. van der List, Eiff.T.1.0 
 7. van der List, Eiff.T.1.0 
 8. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.0 
 9. Bekkering, GasTerra.1.0 
 10. Olij, Magixx1.0 


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Amsterdam 2 3-0 
 2. Binnenland B. 3-0 
 3. Goba 3-0 
 4. Groene 2-1 
 5. Hoofddorp 2-1 
 6. Red Giants 2-1 
 7. Dehoppers 1-1 
 8. Leiden 2 1-1 
 9. Akrides 1-2 
 10. Almonte 1-2 
 11. Wildcats 1-2 
 12. Black Eagles 0-3 
 13. Cangeroes 0-3 
 14. Punch 0-3 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  Salgotarjani
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jarvis, Salgotarjani25.5 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari24.0 
 3. Horvath, Szolnok23.0 
 4. Mekongo, FS Debre.23.0 
 5. Sales, Atomeromu22.0 
 6. El-Amin, PVSK P.22.0 
 7. Marshall, Marso-Va.20.5 
 8. Wilson, ZTE K.20.5 
 9. Trotter, Szolnok20.0 
 10. Clark, Szolnok20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damian HOLLIS
  Albacomp
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hollis, Albacomp13.0 
 2. Townes, Soproni12.5 
 3. Bell, Kormend12.0 
 4. Langford, FS Debre.12.0 
 5. Sitku, Marso-Vagep11.0 
 6. Egemonye, PVSK P.10.0 
 7. Szabo, Soproni10.0 
 8. Sales, Atomeromu9.5 
 9. Harazin, Falco-Sz.8.5 
 10. Vavra, Salgotarjani8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Williams, ZTE K.12.5 
 2. Glavinic, PVSK P.6.5 
 3. Kelley, Soproni6.5 
 4. Fodor, Szolnok6.0 
 5. LaGrange, Kecsk.5.5 
 6. Singletary, FS Debre.5.5 
 7. Rujak, Kormend5.5 
 8. Horvath, Szolnok5.0 
 9. El-Amin, PVSK P.5.0 
 10. Wittmann, Kecsk.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Clark, Szolnok8.0 
 2. Crocker, Albacomp5.0 
 3. Sitku, Marso-Vagep4.0 
 4. Marshall, Marso-Va.3.5 
 5. Boros, FS Debrecen3.0 
 6. Kutasi, Kaposvari3.0 
 7. Hanga, Albacomp3.0 
 8. Hollis, Albacomp3.0 
 9. Egemonye, PVSK P.3.0 
 10. Wilson, Kaposvari3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Clark, Szolnok4.0 
 2. Townes, Soproni4.0 
 3. Trotter, Szolnok2.0 
 4. Keller, Albacomp2.0 
 5. Toth, ZTE K.1.5 
 6. Johnson, Atomeromu1.5 
 7. Langford, FS Debre.1.0 
 8. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 9. Horvath, Szolnok1.0 
 10. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.1.0 


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Iceland Express, round three - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Njardvik 89 Snaefell 87
Close game just in the end. Njardvik with good lead most of the time. Snaefell first loss for long time.
Antonio Houston 20 points Fridrik Stefansson and Runar Erlingsson 17 each for Njardvik.
Ryan Amoroso and Sean Burton 23 for Snaefell.

KR 93 Haukar 83
Close game until KR made 6 threes in a row late in the game to secure the win.
Pavel Ermonlinskij 20 + 18 rebounds. Marcus Walker 16 for KR
Semaj Inge 28. Gerald Robinson 23 for Haukar.

Tindastoll 55 Grindavik 76
Tindastoll struggling a lot in beginning of the season. Grindavik won all their games.
Josh Rivers 15 Dragoljub Kitanovic 14 for Tindastoll.
Pall Vilbergsson17 Andre Smith 15 for Grindavik

Keflavik 69 Stjarnan 78
First time Stjarnan win in Keflavik.
Gunnar Einarsson 18 Hordur Vilhjalmsson 17 for Keflavik.
Jovan Zdravevski 21, Marvin Valdimarsson 17 for Stjarnan

KFI 107 IR 97
Craig Schoen (178-G-83, college: Georgetown, KY) tight the game up with three pointer 3 sec before the end to send game to overtime where KFI dominated 15-5 run
Craig Schoen (178-G-83, college: Georgetown, KY) 32 Nebojsa Knezevic 26 for KFI.
Kelly Beidler 32 + 17 rebounds Nemanja Sovic 23 for IR

Fjolnir 81. Hamar 80.
Fjolnir with new coach Orvar Kristjansson in charge won their first game this season
Ben Stywall 22. Aegir Steinarsson 19 for Fjolnir
Andre Dabney 28. Darri Hilmarsson 22 for Hamar



Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Andre DABNEY
  Hamar
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 25
 1. Dabney, Hamar25.0 
 2. Inge, Haukar24.7 
 3. Amaroso, Snaefell24.7 
 4. Aorsteinsson, Kefla.24.0 
 5. Robinson, Haukar23.3 
 6. Smith, Grindavik22.7 
 7. Stywall, Fjolnir21.5 
 8. Burton, Snaefell21.3 
 9. Biedler, IR21.0 
 10. Steinarsson, Fjolnir20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 16
 1. Robinson, Haukar16.0 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR13.3 
 3. Pettinella, Grindavik12.0 
 4. Palsson, Hamar11.5 
 5. Stywall, Fjolnir11.0 
 6. Jonsson, Snaefell11.0 
 7. Amaroso, Snaefell10.7 
 8. Nathanaelsso., Ham.10.5 
 9. Petursson, Stjarnan9.0 
 10. Sovic, IR9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Saevar HARALDSSON
  Haukar
  (184-G-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Haraldsson, Haukar9.3 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR8.7 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.8.0 
 4. Steinarsson, Fjolnir8.0 
 5. Schoen, KFI7.5 
 6. Zdravevski, Stjar.7.0 
 7. Shouse, Stjarnan7.0 
 8. Smith, Grindavik6.3 
 9. Burton, Snaefell5.3 
 10. Jonsson, Snaefell4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Andre DABNEY
  Hamar
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Dabney, Hamar6.0 
 2. Viggosson, Tindastoll4.0 
 3. Schoen, KFI4.0 
 4. Sigurgeirsso., Snaef.3.7 
 5. Guamundsson, Fjoln.3.5 
 6. Inge, Haukar3.3 
 7. Haraldsson, Haukar3.3 
 8. Ermolinskij, KR3.0 
 9. Sverrisson, Fjolnir3.0 
 10. Steinarsson, Fjolnir3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ragnar NATHANAELSSON
  Hamar
  (218-C-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.5 
 2. Suljic, KFI1.5 
 3. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.5 
 4. Schoen, KFI1.5 
 5. Aorsteinsson, Kefla.1.5 
 6. Savarsson, Grind.1.3 
 7. Bjoernsson, KR1.0 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.1.0 
 9. Barja, Haukar1.0 
 10. Pettinella, Grindavik1.0 


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. Grindavik 3-0 
 2. Haukar 2-1 
 3. KR 2-1 
 4. Njardvik 2-1 
 5. Snaefell 2-1 
 6. Hamar 1-1 
 7. Keflavik 1-1 
 8. KFI 1-1 
 9. Stjarnan 1-1 
 10. Fjolnir 0-2 
 11. IR 0-2 
 12. Tindastoll 0-3 


Standings - 1 Division
D1 Standings
 1. Armann 0-0 
 2. Breidablik 0-0 
 3. FSU 0-0 
 4. Hottur 0-0 
 5. Laugdaelir 0-0 
 6. Leiknir 0-0 
 7. Skallagrimur 0-0 
 8. Thor AK 0-0 
 9. Thor Thorl 0-0 
 10. Valur 0-0 


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Standings - EBS Division I
Division Standings
North Conference
 1. Portlaoise 2-1 
 2. Ballina 1-1 
 3. Ballon 1-1 
 4. Tolka Rovers 1-1 
 5. Waterford 0-2 
 6. Neptune BC 0-3 
South Conference
 1. Maree 3-0 
 2. Titans BC 2-0 
 3. St.Brendan 2-1 
 4. Blue Demons 1-2 
 5. St.Mary's 0-1 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Kevin FOLEY
  Ulster Elks
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Foley, Ulster Elks32.5 
 2. De La Cruz, Ulster E.25.3 
 3. Turner, Killester25.0 
 4. Van, UCC Demons24.7 
 5. Crowder, UCD M.23.0 
 6. Ambler, Moycullen20.0 
 7. Mitchell, UL Ea.20.0 
 8. Louisme, Neptune19.7 
 9. Nihill, Moycullen19.3 
 10. Coughlan, UCC D.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron MITCHELL
  UL Eagles
  (201-F/C-88)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Mitchell, UL Ea.17.5 
 2. De La Cruz, Ulster E.15.0 
 3. Louisme, Neptune13.7 
 4. Crowder, UCD M.13.0 
 5. Ambler, Moycullen12.7 
 6. Quill, DCU Saints12.0 
 7. Turner, Killester11.3 
 8. Van, UCC Demons10.7 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.9.0 
 10. Glover, UCD Marian8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Conor MEANY
  UCD Marian
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Meany, UCD Marian6.3 
 2. Clarke, Killester6.0 
 3. Donnelly, DCU S.5.5 
 4. Kinevane, UL Eagles5.5 
 5. Drumm, Ulster Elks5.3 
 6. Hall, UL Eagles4.5 
 7. Noonan, Neptune4.3 
 8. Nihill, Moycullen4.3 
 9. Kurcenkovas, Moycu.4.3 
 10. Campbell, UL Ea.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Issac WESTBROOKS
  Killester
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Westbrooks, Killester3.5 
 2. O''Brien, Killester3.0 
 3. Kurcenkovas, Moycu.3.0 
 4. Provizors, DCU S.3.0 
 5. Drumm, Ulster Elks2.7 
 6. Hosford, UCC D.2.7 
 7. Darling, DCU Saints2.5 
 8. Nihill, Moycullen2.3 
 9. Dowd, Moycullen2.3 
 10. McGinn, Neptune2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Neil BAYNES
  UCD Marian
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Baynes, UCD Marian3.0 
 2. Turner, Killester2.7 
 3. Van, UCC Demons2.3 
 4. De La Cruz, Ulster E.2.0 
 5. Louisme, Neptune2.0 
 6. Plichta, UCC D.2.0 
 7. Ambler, Moycullen2.0 
 8. Crowder, UCD M.1.7 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.1.5 
 10. O''Brien, Killester1.0 


SuperLeague Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
UL Eagles - DCU Saints 77-61
UL Eagles posted the third straight win as they knocked down DCU Saints at home court. Cameron Mitchell (201-F/C-88, agency: N.E.T., college: Willamette) delivered 19 points and 13 rebounds for UL Eagles. Matthew Hall (186-G-75, college: Earlham) produced 16 points in the victory. Eoin Darling (186-G-83) notched 16 points for DCU Saints as they fell at 0-2 record.

Ulster Elks - UCD Marian 75-91
UCD Marian recorded the second win in the season as they outscored Ulster Elks away from home. James Crowder (201-F-86, agency: Agency No 10, college: Pfeiffer) provided 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead UCD Marian. Neil Baynes (198-F-87) added 18 points for the winners. Benjamin De La Cruz answered with 24 points and 20 rebounds for Ulster Elks.

Moycullen - UCC Demons 83-88
UCC Demons eked out a narrow road victory against Moycullen. Shane Coughlan (188-G-79) produced 24 points to lead the winners. Marcus Van (201-F/C-85, college: Cent.Michigan) contributed 21 points and 8 rebounds for UCC Demons. Mason Ambler (198-F-85, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Coker) answered with 30 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for Moycullen.

Belfast Star - Killester 57-88
Killester overcame Belfast Star to stay undefeated. Peder Madsen (186-G-78, college: Post) scored 22 points to lead the Dublin team. Jermaine Turner (195-F-74, college: Dowling) accounted for 21 points and 8 boards in the victory. Stephen Dawson (190-G-80) dropped 13 points for Belfast Star.




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Sebastiani Rieti signs Luca Anselmi - by Eurobasket News
Sebastiani Rieti announced signing of Luca Anselmi (198-F-88) for rest of the season. The Italian forward arrives to Rieti from Paffoni Omegna, where he spent last season. For 22 games in A dilettanti he averaged 5.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
Luca Anselmi started basketball career with Tiber Roma. After that he played two years for Reggio Emilia and later for Osimo. Season 2008/09, Anselmi spent with B dilettanti team Bitumcalor Trento.


Best players of Italian Lega2 round 3 - by Eurobasket News
American-Bulgarian Kiki Clark (173-G-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Umana Reyer Venezia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 37 points adding five rebounds and two assists for Umana Reyer in his team's victory, helping them to beat N.Ferrara (#14, 0-3), the league's worst team 94-88. Despite this victory Umana Reyer dropped to the 2nd position in Italian Lega2. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Umana Reyer already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Clark had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Umana Reyer's top player in his first season with the team. St.Peter's College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clark is in league's top in points (3rd best: 23.5ppg) and averages solid 83.3% FGP and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American guard Joseph Crispin (186-G-79, agency: Interperformances) of league's best team Sigma Barcellona. Crispin impressed basketball fans with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. It was enough for Barcellona to edge Carmatic PT (2-1) by 5 points 74-69. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Crispin is a newcomer at Barcellona and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#2).

The third best performed player last round was American Ronald Davis (190-G-82) of Sunrise Scafati Basket (#7). Davis scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Scafati Basket, leading his team to a 83-76 win against Aget IM (#10, 1-2). Scafati Basket needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Davis has a very solid season. In 2 games in Italy he scored 17.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78) of N.Ferrara - 29 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ruben Boykin (201-F-85) of Assigeco - 15 points and 16 rebounds
6. Trent Whiting (185-G-76) of Aget IM - 23 points and 4 rebounds
7. Andrea Renzi (208-F/C-89) of Tezenis Verona - 20 points and 5 rebounds
8. Jarrius Jackson (188-G-85) of Prima Veroli - 23 points and 2 assists
9. Tamar Slay (204-F-80) of Umana Reyer - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jarvis Varnado (206-F-88) of Carmatic PT - 14 points and 10 rebounds


Interperformances: Top free agent Point Guards - by Michael McMillen
Interperformances has already placed over the 80% of its players beating the past season previous record. Today we would like to emphasize on the top Point Guards represented by our agency that are still free agents. By clicking in each name you may view their complete profile:

Leemire Goldwire (180-G-84, college: Charlotte) Starting pg of Lukoil Sofia and Egalleo Greece
Rashid Atkins (182-G-75, college: St.Joseph's): Prestigious veteran US player. Won Cypriot Championship last year.
Brandon Ewing (187-G-86, college: Wyoming): Starting pg in Israel 14 pts per game last year
Jason Straight (188-G-83, college: Wyoming): Starting pg in Poland 5th scorer of league
Jason Fontenet (178-G-82, college: Oregon St.): 18 ppg per game in Ukraine and 14 per game in Greece with Olimpia Larissa.
Germaine Jackson (195-G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Detroit Mercy): An NBA and Euroleague player
Brandon Dagans (185-G-87, college: Lewis): Leading scorer Portuguese league.
Aleksandar Ugrinoski (192-G-88): Euroleague caliber player.
Marius Prekevicius (196-F-84, college: S.Florida): A solid European background. Free out until December 31st
Avery Smith (191-G, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee): Star player of University of Winsconsin
Djordje Drenovac (197-F-92): One of the top prospects of his age in the world.

By searching through our website you may also view the profiles of several other notable players that can help your team for the 2010/2011 season.


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Stefano MANCINELLI
  Armani MI
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mancinelli, Armani M.27.0 
 2. Slaughter, Angelico.27.0 
 3. Dean, Air AV26.0 
 4. Almond, Scavolin.23.0 
 5. Hall, Banca Tercas23.0 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR21.0 
 7. Toolson, Benetton.21.0 
 8. Ivanov, Sutor M.21.0 
 9. Kaukenas, Montepas.21.0 
 10. Ere, Pepsi Caserta21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.12.0 
 2. Garri, Pepsi C.10.0 
 3. Stonerook, Montepas.9.0 
 4. Lavrinovic, Montepas.9.0 
 5. Dasic, Lottomatica9.0 
 6. Troutman, Air AV9.0 
 7. Dixon, Enel Brindisi9.0 
 8. Sanikidze, CS Bo.9.0 
 9. Kemp, CS Bologna8.0 
 10. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Randolph CHILDRESS
  Ford Sassari
  (190-G-72)
  Avg: 7
 1. Childress, Ford S.7.0 
 2. Collins, Scavolin.6.0 
 3. Vitali, Lottomatica6.0 
 4. Smith, Benetton TV5.0 
 5. Finley, Armani MI5.0 
 6. Diener, Banca T.4.0 
 7. Maestranzi, Sutor M.4.0 
 8. Green, Air AV4.0 
 9. Bowers, Pepsi C.3.0 
 10. Jaaber, Armani MI3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Phil GOSS
  Cimberio VA
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Goss, Cimberio VA6.0 
 2. Hawkins, Armani MI6.0 
 3. Dean, Air AV6.0 
 4. Markoishvili, Bennet C.6.0 
 5. Jaaber, Armani MI5.0 
 6. Washington, Lottomat.5.0 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR5.0 
 8. Dasic, Lottomatica5.0 
 9. Ere, Pepsi Caserta4.0 
 10. Collins, Scavolin.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Othello HUNTER
  Ford Sassari
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hunter, Ford S.3.0 
 2. Kangur, Cimberio.2.0 
 3. Smith, Lottomatica2.0 
 4. Drozdov, Vanoli CR2.0 
 5. Smith, Benetton TV1.0 
 6. Vanuzzo, Ford S.1.0 
 7. Mancinelli, Armani M.1.0 
 8. Dasic, Lottomatica1.0 
 9. Boscagin, Banca T.1.0 
 10. Bavcic, Enel Brindisi1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Kiki CLARK
  Umana Reyer
  (173-G-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Clark, Umana Reyer28.0 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM25.7 
 3. Crispin, Barcellona22.0 
 4. Beck, Trenkwalder20.3 
 5. Davis, Scafati .20.0 
 6. Boyette, N.Ferrara19.3 
 7. Gordon, Forli19.3 
 8. Boykin, Assigeco18.7 
 9. Harrison, Snaidero.18.0 
 10. Williams, Snaidero.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben BOYKIN
  Assigeco
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Boykin, Assigeco14.0 
 2. Chiacig, Scafati .12.7 
 3. Lollis, Immobili.11.0 
 4. Waleskowski, Tezeni.10.7 
 5. Filloy, Immobili.9.3 
 6. Dordei, Snaidero UD9.0 
 7. Johnson, San Severo8.7 
 8. Maggioli, Jesi8.3 
 9. Ringstrom, Aget IM8.0 
 10. Salvi, Trenkwalder7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmie HUNTER
  Scafati Basket
  (196-G-77)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hunter, Scafati .4.0 
 2. Levin, Scafati .4.0 
 3. Williams, Snaidero.4.0 
 4. Crispin, Barcellona3.5 
 5. Licartovsky, Forli3.3 
 6. Marigney, Assigeco3.3 
 7. Reynolds, Prima V.3.0 
 8. McKay, San Severo3.0 
 9. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.0 
 10. Farabello, N.Fer.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Quadre LOLLIS
  Immobiliare SR
  (200-F/C-73)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Lollis, Immobili.4.3 
 2. Ebi, Aget IM4.0 
 3. Ndoja, N.Ferrara3.7 
 4. Varnado, Carmatic.3.3 
 5. Trepagnier, Tezeni.3.3 
 6. Mukubu, N.Ferrara3.0 
 7. Williams, Snaidero.3.0 
 8. Porzingis, Carmatic.3.0 
 9. Roderick, Immobi.3.0 
 10. Scarone, Immobili.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Carmatic PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Varnado, Carmatic.4.7 
 2. Boykin, Assigeco2.0 
 3. Chiacig, Scafati .1.3 
 4. Maggioli, Jesi1.3 
 5. Kotti, N.Ferrara1.3 
 6. Lee, Snaidero UD1.0 
 7. Rosselli, Prima V.1.0 
 8. Ebi, Aget IM1.0 
 9. Campiello, Tezeni.1.0 
 10. Achara, Barcellona1.0 


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Giovanni RUGOLO
  Molfetta
  (196-G/F-81)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Rugolo, Molfetta21.3 
 2. Vico, Matera20.0 
 3. Masper, Moncalieri18.8 
 4. Benevelli, Trento17.5 
 5. Reati, Treviglio17.3 
 6. Carrizo, Ferentino17.3 
 7. Casadei, Comsum.i.17.0 
 8. Gigena, Ostuni16.3 
 9. Pilotti, Ruvo16.3 
 10. Becerra, Rieti16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Molfetta
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Corral, Molfetta10.3 
 2. Tassinari, Moncalieri9.3 
 3. Zerini, Ruvo9.3 
 4. De Min, Treviglio9.3 
 5. Benfatto, Trieste8.8 
 6. Morena, Ostuni8.8 
 7. Facenda, Senigallia8.8 
 8. Rosignoli, Bisceglie8.5 
 9. Ghersetti, Brescia8.0 
 10. Ferrienti, Rieti8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Ferrarese, Trento5.8 
 2. Gnaccarini, Senig.5.3 
 3. Di Capua, Osimo4.5 
 4. Lenardon, Trieste4.3 
 5. Busca, Trieste4.3 
 6. Tomasiello, Comsum.4.0 
 7. Marcante, ASD P.4.0 
 8. Bastoni, Riva d.3.8 
 9. Santolamazza, Ana.3.5 
 10. Gaeta, Osimo3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Simone BONAMENTE
  Perugia
  (202-C-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bonamente, Perugia5.0 
 2. Bushati, Brescia4.3 
 3. Guarino, Trapani4.3 
 4. Santolamazza, Ana.4.0 
 5. Sperduto, Pales.4.0 
 6. Cardillo, Ferentino3.8 
 7. Penserini, Senigallia3.5 
 8. Carrizo, Ferentino3.5 
 9. Rabaglietti, Feren.3.5 
 10. Bastoni, Riva d.3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Zerini, Ruvo2.5 
 2. Pozzi, Molfetta2.0 
 3. Ancellotti, Patti2.0 
 4. Corral, Molfetta1.5 
 5. Candido, Ferentino1.3 
 6. Maganza, Brescia1.0 
 7. Capitanelli, Pales.1.0 
 8. Gagliardo, S.Antimo1.0 
 9. Santarossa, Trapani1.0 
 10. Chiarastella, Potenza1.0 


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Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 2-0 
 2. Sendai 89ers 2-0 
 3. Saitama Bron. 1-1 
 4. Niigata Albirex 0-0 
 5. Tokyo Apache 0-0 
 6. Akita 0-2 
 7. Toyama Grouses 0-2 
Western
 1. Osaka Evessa 2-0 
 2. Kyoto Hannaryz 1-0 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 1-1 
 4. Okinawa GK 1-1 
 5. Shiga Lakestars 1-1 
 6. Shimane 1-1 
 7. Takamatsu FA 1-1 
 8. Oita H.Devils 0-1 
 9. Miyazaki 0-2 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Ryan FOREHAN-KELLY
  Aishin
  (197-F/G-80)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Forehan-K., Aishin19.9 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi .19.7 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic17.7 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin17.6 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi17.4 
 6. Maraker, Hokkaido16.4 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido15.8 
 8. Takeuchi, Aishin15.2 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.0 
 10. Takahashi, Toyota14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.14.7 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin12.5 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota9.4 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin9.1 
 5. Custis, Panasonic8.6 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi8.4 
 7. Maraker, Hokkaido7.9 
 8. Violette, Toshiba7.2 
 9. Honeycutt, Panas.7.0 
 10. Takahashi, Toyota6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hokkaido
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kashiwakura, Hokka.4.6 
 2. Nishimura, Hitachi S.4.1 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.9 
 4. Igarashi, Mitsubishi3.9 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.7 
 6. Kinoshita, Panasonic3.7 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin3.6 
 8. Yamada, Hokkaido3.4 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Shonaka, Toyota2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.5 
 2. Hirose, Panasonic1.7 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.6 
 4. Forehan-K., Aishin1.4 
 5. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.3 
 6. Sato, Hitachi S.1.3 
 7. Igarashi, Mitsubishi1.3 
 8. Sakuragi, Aishin1.2 
 9. Uda, Toshiba1.2 
 10. Nishimura, Hitachi S.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.4 
 2. Lett, Mitsubishi1.4 
 3. Takeuchi, Aishin1.3 
 4. Aono, Panasonic1.1 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi1.0 
 6. Takahashi, Toyota1.0 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido1.0 
 8. Gibbs, Toyota0.8 
 9. Ricci, Toyota0.8 
 10. Maraker, Hokkaido0.8 


Japanese JBL round 10 best performance: J.R. Sakuragi - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized American center J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Aishin Sea Horses, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 34-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, nine rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Hitachi S. (#4, 5-5) 82-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Aishin to consolidate first place in the American JBL. Aishin have a solid 8-2 record. Sakuragi has many years of experience at Aishin, through which he has constantly improved. Former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles star has very solid stats this year. Sakuragi is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.0ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 9.1rpg), assists (6th best: 3.8apg) and averages impressive 57.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old former international center Joji Takeuchi (206-C-85) of Hitachi Sunrockers. Takeuchi had a very good evening with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Hitachi Sunrockers was edged by the higher-ranked Aishin (#1, 8-2) 82-78. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hitachi Sunrockers still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 5-5 record is not bad at all. Takeuchi is one of the most experienced players at Hitachi Sunrockers and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.9ppg (#8). He also registered 15.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was international guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) of Panasonic Trians (#5). Kinoshita showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Panasonic, leading his team to a 99-71 easy win against Tochigi Brex (4-6). The chances of Panasonic ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Kinoshita could help Panasonic to bring them higher in the standings. Kinoshita has a great season in Japan. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (3rd best) and assists with 3.6apg (7th best). He also has FGP: 51.3% and 3PT: 40.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ron Hale (203-F-77) of Mitsubishi - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Makoto Nagayama (184-G-77) of Panasonic - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of Toyota - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kei Igarashi (180-G-80) of Mitsubishi - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Daisuke Kobayashi (189-G-87) of Hitachi S. - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jerald Honeycutt (205-F-74) of Panasonic - 19 points and 8 rebounds
10. Takehiko Orimo (190-G-70) of Hokkaido - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists


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  KOSOVO   


League is about to start with no foreign players signed yet - by Onur Deqani
No club has signed a foreign player yet and the league is about to start this Saturday. The only two foreign players are Bertin Bihina and Affia Ambadiang (211-C) of Sigal Prishtine, but none of them are registered as first team players, so they will continue with the reserve team. All teams with start with their local players to the season if no team makes a transfer soon.
And it seems that it will happen like that, because the most of teams do not have any financial funds to make new transfers.
Sigal Prishtine manager Artan Rugova said that they don't need any transfers, and one of the Cameroonians can be used in case of absence in the team.
KB Peja have made one transfer, bringing back Enes Hadzibulic (196-G-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) to the team, but the macedonian is counted a local player.The team also integrated 5 junior team players to the first team.
Last years finalists KB Trepca declared they have not the funds they had last year, but they will start the league will local players.Also an absence will be the departure of Drilon Hajrizi (208-C) who moved to play in Turkey.


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  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja23.0 
 2. Cipruss, Valmiera20.0 
 3. Wilson, Zemgale19.5 
 4. Vitols, LU18.0 
 5. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs18.0 
 6. Bertans, VEF R.17.0 
 7. Stimac, Ventspils16.7 
 8. Mednis, Turiba16.0 
 9. Kaufmanis, Valmiera16.0 
 10. Mitchell, Liepaja15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Valmiera
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.0 
 2. Ziedins, Valmiera10.0 
 3. Berzins, VEF R.10.0 
 4. Stimac, Ventspils9.3 
 5. Selakovs, VEF R.8.7 
 6. Mednis, Turiba7.0 
 7. Aleksejevs, Liepaja7.0 
 8. Wilson, Zemgale6.5 
 9. Bergmanis, Zemgale6.3 
 10. Piternieks, LU6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Krists PITERNIEKS
  LU
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Piternieks, LU10.0 
 2. Gailitis, VEF R.6.5 
 3. Bertans, VEF R.6.0 
 4. Mason, Ventspils5.3 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils5.0 
 6. Sirsnins, Barons5.0 
 7. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.0 
 8. Feldmanis, Barons4.0 
 9. Mitchell, Liepaja4.0 
 10. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.0 
 2. Gailitis, VEF R.3.5 
 3. Motivans, Turiba3.0 
 4. Piternieks, LU3.0 
 5. Feldmanis, Barons3.0 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.5 
 7. Bertans, VEF R.2.5 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.3 
 9. Virsis, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Tukiss, LU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Berzins, VEF R.5.5 
 2. Selakovs, VEF R.1.3 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale1.3 
 4. Kikuts, Turiba1.0 
 5. Lasmanis, Turiba1.0 
 6. Andzejevskis, Valmi.1.0 
 7. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 8. Dilevka, Turiba1.0 
 9. Berzins, Ventspils1.0 
 10. Mednis, Turiba1.0 


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  LEBANON   


Sagesse signs Estephane and loans Yammin and Ammar. - by Rabih Khoury
After just 24 hours from getting his release, Elie Estephane (195-G/F-86, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Alabama So. CC) signed with Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut. Estephane completed the list A players with Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut after Rony fahed, Sabah Khoury, Hussein Tawbe, and Ghaleb Rida. Estephane played with Champville for the last 3 years.
On the other hand, Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut loaned Anthony Yammine (187-F-89) to his former team Hoops Club. Yammine will have more time to play with Hoops Club than the case in Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut. Also Thomas Ammar (197-G/F-87) was loaned to Byblos.


Hoops inks Byrd for the second straight season!!! - by Rabih Khoury
After several try outs for many imports, Hoops Club management decided to sign again their former forward William Byrd (201-G/F-85, college: Arkansas-Pine Bluff). Byrd will play his third year in a row in Lebanon after playing for Kahraba and Hoops. Last year he averaged Score-3 (21.3ppg), Reb-4 (7.3rpg), 2.5apg, Steals-2 (2.9spg), Blocks-2 (2.4bpg), FGP-2 (66.7%), 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 67.2% with Hoops.
Byrd will arrive to Lebanon in 48 hours to join his former team!!!
Also Hoops will be signing a new guard soon to replace Tony Murphy...


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.0 
 2. Sragauskis, LKKA-.20.0 
 3. Sebeziovas, Triobe.19.8 
 4. Tarvydas, Puntukas.19.7 
 5. Vileita, Pieno Z.19.3 
 6. Jurkus, Silute19.3 
 7. Gorskovas, Perla.18.7 
 8. Kaupaitis, Silute18.5 
 9. Leonard, Pieno Z.18.0 
 10. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mindaugas KERAS
  Delikatesas
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Keras, Delikatesas12.0 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.10.7 
 3. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.9.8 
 4. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.9.7 
 5. Vaitelis, Mazeikiai9.0 
 6. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.0 
 7. Nedzinskas, Silute8.5 
 8. Galdikas, Puntukas.8.3 
 9. Pikalavicius, Erelita8.0 
 10. Jacevicius, Perla.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Matas SAPIEGA
  Erelita
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Sapiega, Erelita6.5 
 2. Harrison, Mazeikiai5.8 
 3. Rinkunas, Puntukas.5.7 
 4. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.3 
 5. Leonard, Pieno Z.5.0 
 6. Zymantas, Nafta U.5.0 
 7. Kutra, Delikatesas4.8 
 8. Virsilas, Silute4.8 
 9. Ramonas, Perla.4.7 
 10. Lekys, Akademija4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gintautas VILEITA
  Pieno Zvaigzd.
  (194-G-75)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Vileita, Pieno Z.5.3 
 2. Metelica, Erelita4.5 
 3. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.3 
 4. Petraitis, Delikate.3.3 
 5. Radavicius, Merest.3.3 
 6. Zymantas, Nafta U.3.0 
 7. Kutra, Delikatesas3.0 
 8. Sapiega, Erelita3.0 
 9. Padgureckas, Merest.3.0 
 10. Valantinas, Radvilis.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.3.0 
 2. Urbonas, LK.2.7 
 3. Galdikas, Puntukas.2.7 
 4. Mankevicius, Erelita2.0 
 5. Vaitiekus, Nafta U.1.7 
 6. Varnelis, Pieno Z.1.7 
 7. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.5 
 8. Bernataviciu., Triobe.1.5 
 9. Kupsas, Zalgir.1.3 
 10. Kumpis, Meresta .1.3 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Kennedy, Residence25.8 
 2. Schumacher, T7125.3 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre24.8 
 4. Muller, T7124.3 
 5. McDaniel, Black S.23.3 
 6. Kalmes, Contern23.0 
 7. Rajniak, Basket E.22.0 
 8. Scott, Etzella19.8 
 9. Delgado, Etzella19.5 
 10. Jeitz, Amicale19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. McDaniel, Black S.16.8 
 2. Wurtz, Musel Pikes16.3 
 3. Kennedy, Residence13.5 
 4. Stephens, T7113.3 
 5. Gary, Contern12.5 
 6. Crawford, Soleuvre12.5 
 7. Scott, Etzella12.3 
 8. Wojnowski, Musel P.11.3 
 9. Abercrombie, Spa.11.0 
 10. Muller, T719.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tom SCHUMACHER
  T71
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Schumacher, T715.7 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.0 
 3. Rausch, Black Star3.5 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.3.3 
 5. Smith, Sparta2.8 
 6. Koster, Residence2.8 
 7. McDaniel, Black S.2.8 
 8. Donnersbach, Basket E.2.8 
 9. Muller, T712.7 
 10. Delgado, Etzella2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Schartz, Amicale2.3 
 2. Jeitz, Amicale2.3 
 3. Bemtgen, T712.0 
 4. Kombo, Soleuvre2.0 
 5. Delgado, Etzella1.8 
 6. Gary, Contern1.8 
 7. Wurtz, Musel Pikes1.8 
 8. Koster, Residence1.8 
 9. Jones, Amicale1.7 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. McDaniel, Black S.2.3 
 2. Gary, Contern1.8 
 3. Birdsong, Amicale1.3 
 4. Ney, Amicale1.3 
 5. Weisen, Soleuvre1.0 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.0.8 
 7. Controguerra, Soleu.0.8 
 8. Abercrombie, Spa.0.8 
 9. Stephens, T710.7 
 10. Rodenbourg, Basket E.0.5 


Scott's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old power forward Dustin Scott (203-F/C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Etzella Ettelbruck and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds, while his team edged out Residence (#10, 0-4), the league's worst team 68-65. Despite this victory Etzella dropped to the 4th position in Luxembourg league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Etzella will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Scott had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Etzella and it's hard to imagine this team without him. College of Charleston graduate has very impressive stats this year. Scott is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 11.3rpg) and averages solid 57.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Domonique Crawford (193-G-84) of AS Soleuvre. He is American guard in his 2nd season at Soleuvre. In the last game Crawford recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Soleuvre lost that game 46-77 to the higher-ranked Sparta (#5, 3-1). Soleuvre is still second from the bottom in the standings. 3 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Soleuvre managed to get this year. Crawford is well-known at Soleuvre and he already established his position as the team's leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.7ppg (#5). He also registered 12.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Frank Muller (196-F/C-88) of league's leader T 71 Dudelange. Muller scored 21 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of T71, leading his team to a 71-55 easy win against the lower-ranked Musel Pikes (#7, 1-3). T71 started extremely well this year. They recorded 4 victories without losing a single game. Muller turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Muller has a great season in Luxembourg. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.0ppg (3rd best) and assists with 3.0apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nelson Delgado (186-G/F-80) of Etzella - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Brandon Gary (202-F-83) of Contern - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Daniel Kalmes (182-G-85) of Contern - 26 points and 5 rebounds
7. Tom Schumacher (190-G-87) of T71 - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84) of Residence - 18 points and 15 rebounds
9. John Reimold (198-F-81) of Basket Esch - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Larrie Smith (197-F-75) of Sparta - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists


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  MEXICO   


Fuerza Regia improvement - by Harold Valenzuela
Fuerza Regia Monterrey it looks very good at this moment, they won the last friday and this past sunday they lost againts Angeles de Puebla, an excelent team, with a lot of posibilities to win the championship this season.

Fuerza Regia Monterrey add Mike Mitchell (181-G-83, college: N.Mexico St.), Torrington Cox (201-F-85, college: King) and Demetric Shaw (191-G-78, college: Kent St.), they are very good players, but the one who shows ahead of the others is Demetric Shaw, he has no fear of nothing and he got game, but they need a true center , Jerome Habel (208-F-85, college: San Diego St.) is a very good player but he is a power forward.

Instead of Fuerza Regia Monterrey, Angeles de Puebla is a very good team who also needs a center to win it all, but Jesus Gonzalez (195-F-86), Gregory Vargas (182-G-86), Diego Guevara (184-G-77, college: Charlotte), the phisical Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) and the best player Jermaine Walker (198-F-77, college: Miami (FL)) are too good that they can win it all and if you add to the team the assistent coach Carl Herrera (206-C-66, college: Houston) and the international Nelson Solorzano , they are a very entertainment team that are love to watch.

Luis Bethelmy is a very excitant player to watch, in the game against Fuerza Regia Monterrey he slam the ball twice and make look bad the players of Fuerza Regia Monterrey, he is a Dwight Howard (207-C/F-85) type of body, Gregory Vargas is one of the best point guards right now in Mexico, very quick and young and the one who won the game for Angeles de Puebla against Fuerza Regia Monterrey is Jermaine Walker, he played for Fuerza Regia Monterrey 3 seasons ago, but they let it go and some years later he came and won versus his former team.

Fuerza Regia Monterrey will make some changes to his roster this next days.




Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 12-2 
 2. Toros 12-2 
 3. Angeles 11-3 
 4. Pioneros 11-3 
 5. Halc.Rojos 9-5 
 6. Huracanes 9-5 
 7. Fuerza Regia 8-6 
 8. Soles 8-6 
 9. Lobos Grises 7-6 
 10. Ola Verde 7-6 
 11. Algodoneros 6-7 
 12. Lechugueros 6-8 
 13. Potros 5-8 
 14. Titanes 5-9 
 15. Abejas 3-9 
 16. Panteras 3-11 
 17. Jaguares 1-13 
 18. Volcanes 0-14 


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  MOLDOVA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. ASEM 0-0 
 2. Dondyushani 0-0 
 3. Floare 0-0 
 4. Gamma 0-0 
 5. Patriot 0-0 
 6. Ribnita 0-0 
 7. Soroka 0-0 
 8. UASM 0-0 
 9. UTM 0-0 


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  MONTENEGRO   


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Mornar Bar 1-0 
 2. Jedinstvo 1-0 
 3. Ulcijn 1-0 
 4. ABS Primorje 0-0 
 5. Danilovgrad 0-0 
 6. Gorstak 0-0 
 7. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 8. Ljubovic 0-1 
 9. Lovcen 0-1 
 10. Mogren 0-1 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
Group A
 1. Bonus 1-0 
 2. Centar BP 1-0 
 3. Rudar 1-0 
 4. KK Podgorica 0-0 
 5. Buducnost II 0-1 
 6. LIM 0-1 
 7. Novljanin 0-1 
Group B
 1. Ibar Rozaje 1-0 
 2. S.Centar 1-0 
 3. Sutjeska 1-0 
 4. Un.Mediteran 0-0 
 5. KK Cetinje 0-1 
 6. Kotor 0-1 
 7. Zeta 0-1 


Ulcinj win in derby game of 1 Round - by Dragan Scepanovic
ULCINJ - LOVCEN Cetinje 68:60 (17:15, 20:19, 17:14, 14:12)
Ulcinj. School SC . Spect.: 400 Judges: Dragojevic, Koljensic (Podgorica), Kicovic (Bar).
Ulcinj: Latkovic 5, Djurisic 10, Tepavcevic 8, Milosevic 2, Radulovic 14, Sibalic 11, Jeftic 9, Klikovac, Djeljosevic 9, Krstovic, Mihajlovic.
LOVCEN: Petar Stojanovic (185-G-90) 3, Boricic, Marko Milosevic (202-F-84) 9, Nikola Pavlicevic (192-G-88) 2, Vucurovic 18, Martinic 8, Radunovic 4, Lopicic 10, Mijovic 6, Koprivica.



MNT1A - 1 ROUND: Unsuccessful debut for Ljubovic - by Dragan Scepanovic
LJUBOVIC Podgorica - JEDINSTVO B.Polje 65:67 (18:18, 12:21, 21:9, 14:19)
Podgorica : SC REX. Spect. 150. Reff: Vojinovic and Janjusevic (Niksic), Kovacevic (Herceg Novi
LJUBOVIC: Ratkovic 4, Markovic 4, Bogojevic 14, Rajko Tapuskovic (193-G/F-86), Radovic, Pejovic 12, Milosevic 1, Djurisic, Ranko Stevovic 22, Milic 6, Ilija Popovic (200-F-86) 2, Ratko Stevovic.
JEDINSTVO: Vladimir Grdinic (190-G-78) 2, Musovic 3, Korac 13, Miljic 8, Radivojevic 5, Omerovic 5, Ticevic, Babaca 9, Marko Ljujic (205-F/C-90) 22 , Boban Medenica (201-F-87) , Milosev, Kovacevic.
Debut in the elite competition was unsuccessful for basketball club Ljubovic. Skill, but also happier in an uncertain final match were the guests from Bijelo Polje, which is crucial points score behind the line of 6.75 m, 25 seconds before the end, the results achieved reservists 65:63 Mansur Musovic.

MOGREN Budva - MORNAR Bar 56:78 (18:23, 7:21, 18:15, 13:19)
Budva SC REA . Spect: 50 Reff: Jokic and Popovic (Podgorica), Kostic (Cetinje).
MOGREN: Fatic 6 (1-3), Koljevic 13 (3-6), Andric, Rajko Krivokapic (199-F-85) 6, Tadic 1 (1-2), Ivanovic, Drazen Nikic (197-G/F-82) 3, Sekulic 9 (1-2), Zeljko Maricic) 6 (4-5 ) Torbica 7 (1-4), Mazalica, Igor Kunjic (202-F-87) 2.
MORNAR: Pesic, Damjanovic 4, Radovic 10, Lekovic 8 (4-5), Marko Ljujic 7, Jelenic 15, Popovic 12 (0-2), Gagic 3 (3-4), Mikovic, Vujosevic 13 (4-4), Ivanovic 3 (1-2), Lance 3 (1-2).


Vladimir Dasic shines in debut for Lottomatica Roma - by Eurobasket News
It seems that Lottomatica Roma made a great move with signing of the Montenegrin National Team player Vladimir Dasic (207-F-88, agency: Beo Basket). The 22-year-old power forward joined the Italian squad few days before the beginning of SerieA season and he already impressed Lottomatica fans in his debut. The Roma team was better than Enel Brindisi 86-61, while Dasic was the leading player in victory. He spent 26 minutes on the court collecting 17 points and 9 rebounds. Dasic was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 23.
Vladimir Dasic joined Lottomatica Roma from Real Madrid, actually from Gran Canaria where he spent second half of 2009/10 season on loan.


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  NBA   


Spurs ship Curtis Jerrells to New Orleans - by Eurobasket News
The San Antonio Spurs have traded reserve point guard Curtis Jerrells (6'1''-G-87, agency: Rogue Sports, college: Baylor) to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for a second-round pick.

Last season, Jerrells was called up from San Antonio's NBA Development League affiliate, the Austin Toros, but he didn't appear in any games for the Spurs. He has turned heads in San Antonio this season after playing well during training camp and preseason action. In five games, he has averaged 6.4 points and 2.2 assists in just over fifteen minutes per game.

The point guard will be reunited with Dell Demps in New Orleans. Demps was general manager of the Toros for three seasons and watched Jerrells develop into one of the NBDL's top players. Jerrells will likely be the second-string point guard behind Chris Paul with Mustafa Shakur moving into a combo guard role.

Jerrells is on a flight to Memphis now and will join the Hornets tomorrow night when they take on the Grizzlies.

Courtesy of www.hoopsworld.com


Portland Trail Blazers release rookie guard Seth Tarver - by Eurobasket News
The Portland Trail Blazers released Seth Tarver (6'5''-G/F, college: Oregon St.). The 22-year-old rookie guard joined the team during the pre-season, but he didnt appear in a single game.
Seth Tarver is a product of the Oregon State University, where he graduated few months ago. In his senior season Tarver had 10.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 apg and 2.2 spg for 32 games. He was awarded with All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention -10, as well as with All-Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year -10. During the summer, Tarver spent some time with NABL Team Portland Showtime. He shined there and was invited for the NABL All-Star Game -10.


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  NIGERIA   


NBBF hold Extra-Ordinary Board Meeting in Abuja - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF will hold an extra-ordinary board meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 10.00 am at the federation Secretariat, Park-B of the Abuja National Stadium.

The meeting will discuse the state of the game in our land and profer solution on how best to continue to raise the stake of the game in Nigeria.

To chair the Extra-ordinary board meeting is the President of the Federation and 3rd Vice-President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC Alhaji Tijjani Umar.

And preceeding Thursday Extra-ordinary board meeting of the NBBF is the meeting of the League Board on Wednesday also in Abuja.

The League Board will give report of the last DStv Premier League Season and ratify date for the coming season.

The League Board Meeting will be chaired by its chariman who is also the Head of the federation Technical Committee, Mallam Muktar Adamu Khaleh.


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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antonio RUSSELL
  Kristiansand
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 29
 1. Russell, Kristiansand29.0 
 2. Timus, Tromso26.2 
 3. Karlsen, Asker25.2 
 4. January, Tromso24.2 
 5. Kombat, Froya24.0 
 6. Bullock, Gimle23.0 
 7. Ross, Kristiansand23.0 
 8. Skara, Baerum21.3 
 9. Diomande, Ammerud21.2 
 10. Oatis, Baerum20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Oatis, Baerum12.8 
 2. Bullock, Gimle11.3 
 3. Karlsen, Asker10.6 
 4. Fivelstad, Ulriken9.0 
 5. Kombat, Froya8.5 
 6. Djerman, Gimle8.4 
 7. Christensen, Tro.8.4 
 8. Mullenax, Ulriken7.4 
 9. January, Tromso7.2 
 10. Ross, Kristiansand7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mustafa MAHNIN
  Asker
  (182-G-80)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Mahnin, Asker5.6 
 2. Timus, Tromso5.4 
 3. Elgmork, Baerum4.4 
 4. Eskeland, Ulriken4.4 
 5. Mihaylov, Tromso4.4 
 6. Issalhi, Tromso4.4 
 7. Bullock, Gimle3.5 
 8. Torkildsen, Asker3.4 
 9. Hinsch, Asker3.4 
 10. Russell, Kristiansand3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel DIOMANDE
  Ammerud
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Diomande, Ammerud3.2 
 2. Bullock, Gimle3.0 
 3. Christensen, Tro.2.2 
 4. Elgmork, Baerum2.0 
 5. Mihaylov, Tromso2.0 
 6. Mahnin, Asker2.0 
 7. Eskeland, Ulriken2.0 
 8. Timus, Tromso1.8 
 9. Russell, Kristiansand1.8 
 10. Torkildsen, Asker1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Oatis, Baerum4.6 
 2. Beqiri, Kristiansand1.7 
 3. Bullock, Gimle1.3 
 4. Ndiaye, Gimle1.2 
 5. Christensen, Tro.1.2 
 6. January, Tromso1.0 
 7. Sorensen, Ammerud1.0 
 8. Nyborg, Asker0.8 
 9. Muren, Asker0.7 
 10. Ross, Kristiansand0.5 


Karlsen number one in Norway for round 6 - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Ronny Karlsen (202-F-78) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Asker Aliens BC, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 32-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Froya (#8, 0-6), the league's worst team 79-64. Asker maintains the 2nd position in Norwegian BLNO. They are still close to the very top. Asker would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Karlsen has many years of experience at Asker, through which he has constantly improved. Former Independence CC star has very solid stats this year. Karlsen is in league's top in points (4th best: 24.8ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 9.8rpg) and averages impressive 58.1% FGP and 54.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was young American Gerald January (201-F-88) of league's leader Tromso Storm. January had a very good evening with 31 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Tromso to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Ulriken (#4, 3-2) 91-71. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Tromso consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 5 games without any defeat. January is a newcomer at Tromso, but is already the team's top player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.5ppg (#6). He also registered 8.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Peter Bullock (198-F/C-82) of Gimle BBK Bergen (#6). Bullock scored 25 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Gimle, leading his team to a 92-68 easy win against Ammerud (2-3). The chances of Gimle ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bullock could help Gimle to bring them higher in the standings. Bullock has a great season in Norway. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.3ppg (7th best), rebounds with 10.7rpg (2nd best) and assists with 4.0apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Audun Eskeland (175-G-85) of Ulriken - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Taylor Mullenax (201-F-86) of Ulriken - 24 points and 13 rebounds
6. Miilah Kombat (200-F-88) of Froya - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ronald Timus (197-G/F-84) of Tromso - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Antonio Russell (183-G-84) of Kristiansand - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Christer Elgmork (180-G-87) of Baerum - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Brian Mariampillar (188-G/F-85) of Kristiansand - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists


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PBA Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Meralco B. - Talk N Text 84-92
Perfect 3-0 for Talk N Text and 1-2 for the Meralco Bolts after this game. Larry Fonacier (186-G-82) steeped up for the winners with 20 points and Kelly Williams (198-F-82, college: Oakland) added 13 pts, plus 5 boards. On the other side, Asi Taulava (206-C-73, college: BYU-Hawaii) shined with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Derby Ace L. - Air21 69-77
Air21 grabbed first victory of the season mostly owing to Ronjay Buenafe (188-G-83), who drained 21 points. Wesley Gonzales (192-F-80) secured a decent help adding 11 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Peter June Simon (186-G-82) collected 11 pts.

Barako - Powerade T. 77-87
The Powerade Tigers closed Round Three with nice 77-87 victory against Barako for 2-1 record in PBA. Gary David (187-G/F-78) shined for the winners with 23 points. Reed Juntilla (186-G-84) responded with 19 points in defeat.

San Miguel - Ginebra 69-68
Thriller win for San Miguel, who improved its score to 2-1. Arwind Santos (193-F-81) was a key player in this victory with double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Kings got 19 points and 7 boards from Willie Miller (180-G-77).

Rain or Shine - Alaska 80-88
Joe Devance (201-C-82, college: UTEP) shined for the Aces with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Cyrus Baguio (188-G-80) also was on fire in this victory adding 20 pts. In Rain or Shine, three players had 10 points each. Alaska 3-0, Rain or Shine 1-2.


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Joe DEVANCE
  Alaska
  (201-C-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Devance, Alaska25.0 
 2. David, Powerade T.23.0 
 3. Buenafe, Air2121.0 
 4. Fonacier, Talk N.20.0 
 5. Santos, San Miguel20.0 
 6. Baguio, Alaska20.0 
 7. Juntilla, Barako19.0 
 8. Miller, Ginebra19.0 
 9. Espino, Powerade.17.0 
 10. Taulava, Meral.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joachim THOSS
  Alaska
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 16
 1. Thoss, Alaska16.0 
 2. Taulava, Meral.14.0 
 3. Peek, Talk N Text14.0 
 4. Washington, San M.14.0 
 5. Antonio, Powerade.14.0 
 6. Maierhofer, Derby A.13.0 
 7. Thiele, Barako13.0 
 8. Devance, Alaska12.0 
 9. Salvador, Derby A.12.0 
 10. Santos, San Miguel11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Solomon MERCADO
  Rain or Shine
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Mercado, Rain o.9.0 
 2. Cabagnot, San M.7.0 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text7.0 
 4. Thoss, Alaska6.0 
 5. Macapagal, Powerade.6.0 
 6. Ross, Meralco B.6.0 
 7. Castro, Talk N Text5.0 
 8. Cruz, Barako4.0 
 9. Juntilla, Barako4.0 
 10. Fonacier, Talk N.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Larry FONACIER
  Talk N Text
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Fonacier, Talk N.5.0 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.3.0 
 3. Ross, Meralco B.3.0 
 4. Macapagal, Powerade.2.0 
 5. Maierhofer, Derby A.2.0 
 6. Adducul, Derby A.2.0 
 7. Carey, Talk N Text2.0 
 8. Arboleda, Air212.0 
 9. Alvarez, Talk N.2.0 
 10. Arellano, Air212.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  San Miguel
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Santos, San Miguel3.0 
 2. Omolon, Meralco B.2.0 
 3. Norwood, Rain o.2.0 
 4. Dillinger, Talk N.2.0 
 5. Aquino, Meralco B.2.0 
 6. Al-Hussaini, Air212.0 
 7. Baclao, Air212.0 
 8. Villanueva, Ginebra1.0 
 9. Wainwright, Barako1.0 
 10. Mamaril, Ginebra1.0 


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Alaska 3-0 
 2. Talk N Text 3-0 
 3. San Miguel 2-1 
 4. Powerade T. 2-1 
 5. Ginebra 1-2 
 6. Rain or Shine 1-2 
 7. Air21 1-2 
 8. Barako 1-2 
 9. Meralco B. 1-2 
 10. Derby Ace L. 0-3 


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DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 29
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica29.0 
 2. Brown, Assec.Pr.20.0 
 3. Miller, PBG Basket20.0 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud19.5 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil17.5 
 7. Burgess, Zastal ZG17.5 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot16.5 
 9. Pluta, Anwil15.5 
 10. Kinloch, AZS K.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Siarka T.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 13
 1. Truscott, Siarka T.13.0 
 2. Burgess, Zastal ZG11.0 
 3. Wysocki, PGE Turow9.5 
 4. Jagla, Assec.Pr.9.0 
 5. Miller, Anwil7.5 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil7.5 
 7. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.5 
 8. Varda, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 9. Harris, SKK K.7.0 
 10. Archibeque, Polph.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Assec.Prokom
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brown, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.7.0 
 3. Vaughn, Polpharma6.5 
 4. Thomas, PGE Turow6.0 
 5. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.5 
 6. Pringle, Siarka T.4.0 
 7. Scott, SKK Kotwica4.0 
 8. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.0 
 9. Beal, Trefl Sopot4.0 
 10. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Assec.Prokom
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ewing, Assec.Pr.5.0 
 2. Brown, Assec.Pr.3.0 
 3. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.0 
 4. Thomas, PGE Turow2.5 
 5. Kinloch, AZS K.2.5 
 6. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 7. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.5 
 8. Chanas, Polpharma2.5 
 9. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.5 
 10. Leonczyk, Energa C.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony EASLEY
  Polonia Azbud
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 2. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.2.5 
 3. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.0 
 4. Hicks, Anwil2.0 
 5. Palmer, Polonia Azbud1.5 
 6. Truscott, Siarka T.1.5 
 7. Goffney, Siarka T.1.5 
 8. Harris, SKK K.1.5 
 9. Przybyszewsk., Assec..1.0 
 10. Ceranic, Trefl S.1.0 


Anwil close to return Chris Thomas - by Eurobasket News
Anwil Wloclawek wants to return its former player Chris Thomas (186-G-82, college: Notre Dame). The American guard was released by Spanish Fuenlabrada few days ago and it seems he will not wait too long for the new job. Thomas appeared 34 times for Fuenla last season averaging 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3 assists. From 2006 to 2008, he was a member of Murcia. In his first season with the club Thomas had 9.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 3.7 apg in 34 games. In 2008/09, he added 10.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 5 apg for 31 games. He spent second half of 2006/07 season with Anwil collecting 10.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3.5 apg for them in 25 games. He helped the team to win the Polish Cup at that time.

Burgess number one in Poland for round 2 - by Eurobasket News
American center Chris Burgess (209-C-79) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Intermache Zastal Zielona Gora, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds, while his team crushed Siarka T. (#7, 1-1) with 22-point margin 80-58. Zastal ZG was forced-out from the top positions in Polish PLK. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Zastal ZG won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Burgess turned to be Zastal ZG's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Utah star has very solid stats this year. Burgess is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 55.0% FGP and 60.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Ted Scott (188-G-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg. Scott had a very good evening with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for SKK Kotwica to edge Trefl Sopot (1-1) 74-68. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Scott is a newcomer at SKK Kotwica, but is already the team's top player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.0ppg (#1). He also recorded 6.0 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Darnell Hinson (186-G-80) of Polonia Azbud Warszawa (#11). Hinson scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Hinson's great performance Polonia Azbud lost 53-81 to Assec.Prokom (#5, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Polonia Azbud can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Hinson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Hinson has individually a great season in Poland. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bobby Brown (188-G-84) of Assec.Prokom - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Ivan Koljevic (185-G-84) of PGE Turow - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Daniel Ewing (191-G-83) of Assec.Prokom - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Louis Truscott (199-F-78) of Siarka T. - 13 points and 15 rebounds
8. Eddie Miller (191-G-85) of PBG Basket - 19 points and 4 rebounds
9. Darrell Harris (208-C-84) of SKK Kotwica - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Filip Dylewicz (202-F-80) of Trefl Sopot - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Asec.Prokom-2
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.20.6 
 2. Majcherek, AZS S.20.4 
 3. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.20.4 
 4. Sterenga, Gornik W.17.7 
 5. Jakobczyk, Gornik W.17.4 
 6. Pacocha, AZS S.17.4 
 7. Witos, GKS Tychy16.3 
 8. Pamula, Tempcold.16.0 
 9. Zurawski, ISS S.15.8 
 10. Jankowski, Polonia .15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wojciech ZURAWSKI
  ISS Sportino
  (199-F/C-76)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Zurawski, ISS S.10.2 
 2. Klima, Sokol L.9.6 
 3. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.9.6 
 4. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.8.6 
 5. Andrzejewski, Asec.P.8.6 
 6. Grudzinski, Spojn.8.6 
 7. Misiewicz, Znicz B.8.4 
 8. Sterenga, Gornik W.8.3 
 9. Mis, SKK Siedlce8.2 
 10. Lisewski, MMKS D.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.4 
 2. Zytko, ISS Sportino6.0 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.5.6 
 4. Wilczek, Tempcold.5.0 
 5. Wojcicki, SKK S.5.0 
 6. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.8 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin4.5 
 8. Pustelnik, GKS T.4.2 
 9. Glapinski, Sokol L.3.8 
 10. Basinski, MMKS D.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marek SZUMELDA-KRZYCKI
  Znicz Basket
  (191-G-91)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Szumelda-K., Znicz B.4.8 
 2. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.4.0 
 3. Zytko, ISS Sportino4.0 
 4. Debski, SKK Siedlce4.0 
 5. Michalak, Polonia .3.6 
 6. Wojcicki, SKK S.3.4 
 7. Mis, SKK Siedlce3.4 
 8. Stoklosa, Spojn.3.4 
 9. Pacocha, AZS S.3.0 
 10. Jankowski, Polonia .2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Przemyslaw SZYMANSKI
  Znicz Basket
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Szymanski, Znicz B.2.2 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.0 
 3. Klima, Sokol L.1.4 
 4. Glabas, Polonia 20111.4 
 5. Sudowski, AZS S.1.4 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.4 
 7. Laydych, Astoria1.2 
 8. Strzelecki, ISS S.1.2 
 9. Salamonik, LKS L.1.2 
 10. Zalewski, Rosas.1.2 


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  PORTUGAL   


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Almaad JACKSON
  Sampaense
  (210-F-85)
  Avg: 34
 1. Jackson, Sampaense34.0 
 2. Barroca, Illiabum29.0 
 3. Hegamin, Illiabum27.0 
 4. Oruche, Ginasio26.0 
 5. Eddie, Academica26.0 
 6. Curnell, Barreirense25.0 
 7. Smith, Ovarense23.0 
 8. Momplasir, Lusitania23.0 
 9. Shaw, Academica22.0 
 10. Evans, Benfica20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregory JENKINS
  Benfica
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jenkins, Benfica13.0 
 2. Hegamin, Illiabum12.0 
 3. Harris, Illiabum12.0 
 4. Terrell, Porto F.12.0 
 5. Andrade, Porto F.12.0 
 6. Momplasir, Lusitania11.0 
 7. Cortez, Ovarense11.0 
 8. Silva, Ginasio10.0 
 9. Jackson, Sampaense10.0 
 10. Camara, Lusitania10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel MINHAVA
  Benfica
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Minhava, Benfica13.0 
 2. Fernandes, CAB7.0 
 3. Reed, Benfica7.0 
 4. Camara, Lusitania5.0 
 5. Costa, Porto F.5.0 
 6. Goode, Penafiel5.0 
 7. Lucas, Sampaense5.0 
 8. Curnell, Barreirense5.0 
 9. Evans, Benfica5.0 
 10. Smith, Ovarense4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone CURNELL
  Barreirense
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Curnell, Barreirense6.0 
 2. Oruche, Ginasio5.0 
 3. Minhava, Benfica5.0 
 4. Hundley, Lusitania5.0 
 5. Tavares, VSC G.4.0 
 6. Camara, Lusitania3.0 
 7. Goode, Penafiel3.0 
 8. Madison, CAB3.0 
 9. Monteiro, Lusitania3.0 
 10. Smith, Ovarense3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLASIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Momplasir, Lusitania4.0 
 2. Jackson, Sampaense3.0 
 3. Cooper, Lusitania3.0 
 4. Brown, VSC Guimar.2.0 
 5. Fritsch, Illiabum2.0 
 6. Gentry, CAB2.0 
 7. Jordao, Benfica2.0 
 8. Curnell, Barreirense2.0 
 9. Evora, Benfica1.0 
 10. Minhava, Benfica1.0 


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 28
 1. Dawson, Polite.28.0 
 2. Seals, Otopeni25.5 
 3. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.22.0 
 4. Darby, Rovinari22.0 
 5. Wohlleb, Craiova20.0 
 6. Nicoara, Gaz Metan18.7 
 7. Eichelberger, Pitesti18.3 
 8. Paul, CSM Bucur.18.0 
 9. Topcov, Oradea18.0 
 10. Schachtner, Oradea18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Titus NICOARA
  Gaz Metan
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Nicoara, Gaz Metan13.3 
 2. Simms, Craiova11.3 
 3. Waterstradt, CSM B.11.3 
 4. Coleman, Miercure.10.7 
 5. Paltinisanu, Timis.10.3 
 6. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.10.0 
 7. Forte, Mures9.3 
 8. Craciun, CSU Sibiu9.0 
 9. Burlacu, Ploiesti8.5 
 10. Dzambic, CSM B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Adrian BLIDARU
  Ploiesti
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Blidaru, Ploiesti8.0 
 2. Cooley, Mures7.0 
 3. Dzambic, CSM B.6.5 
 4. Stojakovic, Craiova6.3 
 5. Medvedj, Otopeni4.3 
 6. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.3 
 7. Hurjui, Polite.4.0 
 8. Habus, Timisoara4.0 
 9. Howell, Gaz Metan4.0 
 10. Nikolic, Rovinari3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Titus NICOARA
  Gaz Metan
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nicoara, Gaz Metan4.0 
 2. Paliciuc, Brasov3.7 
 3. Stojakovic, Craiova3.3 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan3.3 
 5. Westrol, Ploiesti3.3 
 6. Rodgers, Miercure.3.3 
 7. Gennie, Pitesti3.3 
 8. Velickovic, Gaz Metan3.0 
 9. Dawson, Polite.3.0 
 10. Mandic, Oradea3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 2. Capusan, Rovinari1.7 
 3. Simms, Craiova1.7 
 4. Carutasu, Steaua T.1.3 
 5. Troupe, Rovinari1.0 
 6. Mladenovic, Mures1.0 
 7. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.0 
 8. Tomic, CSM Bucur.1.0 
 9. Lazar, Oradea1.0 
 10. Nicolae, Polite.1.0 


Wooten's 20 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old guard Ronell Wooten (193-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for SCM CSU Craiova and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 20 points adding six rebounds and three assists for Craiova in his team's victory, helping them to edge out CSU Sibiu (#12, 1-3) 77-73. Craiova maintains the 7th position in Romanian league. Craiova is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. Wooten turned to be Craiova's top player in his first season with the team. Ronell Wooten averages just after two games 15.0ppg and 5.5rpg. Worth to mention Wooten played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances) of CS Gaz Metan Medias. He is former international forward in his 2nd season at Gaz Metan. In the last game Nicoara recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as Gaz Metan lost that game 86-92 to the lower-ranked CSM Bucur. (#11, 1-2). This loss caused Gaz Metan to drop to 4th position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Nicoara is well-known at Gaz Metan and he already established his position as the team's leader.

Third place about best performers goes to guard LeRoy Dawson (188-G-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Politehnica Iasi (#14). Dawson got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . Despite Dawson's great performance Politehnica Iasi lost 71-88 to the league's current leader Mures (#2, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Politehnica Iasi can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Dawson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. The season just started for Dawson as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chad Eichelberger (206-F-82) of Pitesti - 24 points and 9 rebounds
5. Milos Pesic (202-F-84) of U.Mobitel.CN - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Casey Wohlleb (201-G-86) of Craiova - 24 points and 7 rebounds
7. Angel Santana (200-F-77) of CSM Bucur. - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Horia Codin (204-C-89) of Brasov - 12 points and 10 rebounds
9. Liviu Dumitru (203-C-79) of Mures - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Cortney Scott (196-F-82) of Otopeni - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists


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Thomas Kelati out for one month - by Eurobasket News
One of the best Khimky Moscow players, small forward Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) will be sidelined for at least one month due to a knee injury. The Eritrean/Polish player joined Khimky this summer and demonstrated nice performance in Euroleague Qualifying Round. He averaged 11.3 points and 1.8 assists helping Khimky to win all six games and to book a spot for the regular season. Kelati had 15 of 23 from behind the arc in these meetings. Kelati tied the record for the most three-pointers made in a single Euroleague game all decade when he downed 9 shots from downtown in a Top 16 home win against Lottomatica Roma on March 4, 2009.
Before Khimky, Thomas Kelati played for Valencia, Unicaja and Turow. He started European adventure with Dexia Mons-Hainaut in 2006.


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Dmitry SOKOLOV
  CSKA
  (212-C-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Sokolov, CSKA20.0 
 2. Popovic, Unics19.5 
 3. Antic, Spartak SP19.5 
 4. Lampe, Unics19.0 
 5. Labovic, Enisey17.0 
 6. Vyaltsev, Triumph17.0 
 7. Williams, Enisey16.5 
 8. Lyday, Unics16.5 
 9. Toporov, Lokomoti.15.5 
 10. Paunic, N.Novgorod14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Khimky
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Monya, Khimky12.0 
 2. Trushkin, Triumph11.5 
 3. Marjanovic, CSKA10.0 
 4. Lampe, Unics9.0 
 5. Ivanov, N.Novgorod8.0 
 6. Fridzon, Khimky8.0 
 7. Massey, Lokomoti.8.0 
 8. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.7.5 
 9. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.7.5 
 10. Levter, Triumph7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Matjaz SMODIS
  CSKA
  (205-F-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Smodis, CSKA8.0 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .6.0 
 3. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.0 
 4. Planinic, Khimky5.0 
 5. Shved, CSKA5.0 
 6. Williams, Enisey5.0 
 7. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 8. Sergeev, Enisey4.0 
 9. Jeretin, Lokomoti.4.0 
 10. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jamont GORDON
  CSKA
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gordon, CSKA3.0 
 2. Nesterov, Krasni.3.0 
 3. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.3.0 
 4. Jeretin, Lokomoti.2.5 
 5. Kurbanov, CSKA2.0 
 6. Sergeev, Enisey2.0 
 7. Pashutin, Unics2.0 
 8. Massey, Lokomoti.2.0 
 9. Likhodey, Triumph2.0 
 10. Bremer, Krasnie .2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Benjamin EZE
  Khimky
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Eze, Khimky3.0 
 2. Sokolov, CSKA3.0 
 3. Vranes, Unics2.5 
 4. Monya, Khimky2.0 
 5. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.1.5 
 6. Likhodey, Triumph1.5 
 7. Planinic, Khimky1.0 
 8. Bremer, Krasnie .1.0 
 9. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.1.0 
 10. Marjanovic, CSKA1.0 


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  SCOTLAND   


Standings
National League Standings
 1. Edinburgh K. 5-0 
 2. C.Eriksson F. 4-1 
 3. Glasgow U. 3-2 
 4. St.Mirren 3-2 
 5. Stirling K. 3-2 
 6. Troon T. 3-2 
 7. Glasgow R. II 2-3 
 8. E.Lothian B. 1-4 
 9. Glasgow S. 1-4 
 10. Dunfermline 0-4 


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Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dusko BUNIC
  Novi Sad
  (207-C-89)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Bunic, Novi Sad24.5 
 2. Koprivica, Super.23.0 
 3. Kruscic, Metalac22.0 
 4. Milisavljevi., Mega V.20.0 
 5. Sulovic, Napredak19.5 
 6. Dramicanin, Mega V.19.0 
 7. Dedijer, Borac18.5 
 8. Subotic, Beograd18.0 
 9. Janjusevic, Crnok.17.5 
 10. Micevic, Sloboda U.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milan BJEGOVIC
  Superfund
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bjegovic, Superfund11.0 
 2. Buric, Tamis9.5 
 3. Bunic, Novi Sad9.0 
 4. Dundjerski, Beograd7.5 
 5. Spica, Superfund7.5 
 6. Koprivica, Super.7.0 
 7. Marjanovic, Vojvo.7.0 
 8. Cvetkovic, Mega V.7.0 
 9. Lambic, Proleter.7.0 
 10. Markovic, FMP7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.9.5 
 2. Milisavljevi., Mega V.8.5 
 3. Covic, FMP6.5 
 4. Ljubicic, Metalac6.0 
 5. Vlahovic, Sloga5.5 
 6. Djoric, Superfund5.5 
 7. Vasojevic, Borac5.0 
 8. Vujosevic, Novi Sad4.5 
 9. Radulovic, Crnokosa4.5 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milos MARJANOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Marjanovic, Vojvo.4.0 
 2. Janjusevic, Crnok.4.0 
 3. Kuzeta, Novi Sad3.5 
 4. Djoric, Superfund3.0 
 5. Pejovic, Napredak3.0 
 6. Bunic, Novi Sad3.0 
 7. Radenkovic, Tamis2.5 
 8. Lambic, Proleter.2.5 
 9. Marinkovic, Crnok.2.0 
 10. Riboskic, Mega Vizura2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milos MARJANOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Marjanovic, Vojvo.3.0 
 2. Bozovic, Sloga2.0 
 3. Dramicanin, Mega V.2.0 
 4. Bjegovic, Superfund1.5 
 5. Radenkovic, Tamis1.0 
 6. Koprivica, Super.1.0 
 7. Buric, Tamis1.0 
 8. Pajevic, Borac1.0 
 9. Bircevic, Metalac1.0 
 10. Stefanovic, Tamis0.5 


Branko Milisavljevic number one in Serbia for round 2 - by Eurobasket News
Guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Mega Vizura, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 34-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, four rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Novi Sad (0-2) 84-80. This is the first win for Mega Vizura this season and they need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. Milisavljevic turned to be Mega Vizura's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was young Dusko Bunic (207-C-89) of KK Novi Sad Panonska Banka. Bunic had a very good evening with a double-double of 33 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Novi Sad was edged by Mega Vizura (1-1) 84-80. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Bunic is one of the most experienced players at Novi Sad and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Mega Vizura's star - center Rastko Dramicanin (207-C-86, agency: BeoExcell). Dramicanin scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Mega Vizura, helping his team with a 84-80 win against Novi Sad (0-2). The season just started for Dramicanin as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Balmazovic (200-F-89) of Metalac - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88) of Beograd - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Bogic Vujosevic (189-G-92) of Novi Sad - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Radomir Marojevic (207-C-81) of Metalac - 22 points and 8 rebounds
8. Nikola Koprivica (198-G-88) of Superfund - 23 points and 7 rebounds
9. Dragan Kruscic (198-F-86) of Metalac - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Milan Janjusevic (197-F-83) of Crnokosa - 20 points and 4 assists


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Extraliga Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Inter Bratislava - Handlova 77-66
Inter Bratislava overcame Handlova 77:66 at the start of the Regular Season Round 7. Richard Kucsa (189-G-85) poured in 16 points and Gavran Stjepan netted 14. Avalic Sasa replied with 22 points for the visiting side.

Pezinok - Nova Ves 78-97
Pezinok lost to Nova Ves 78:97 at the Regular Season Round 7. Michal Batka (204-C-87) paced all the winners with 23 points and Johnson Louis collected 20 points and 10 rebounds. Milosevic Nenad replied with 22 points in the losing effort.

Svit - B.Bystrica 108-90
Svit edged B.Bystrica 108:90 on October 16th as Adam McCoy (193-G-86, college: N.Texas) poured in 30 points and Dorazil Peter as well as Grbesic David netted 16. Velcic Davor collected 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Hovanak Vladimir posted 13.




Caja Laboral inks Martin Rancik to a short-term deal - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral announced signing of Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78, college: Iowa St.) to a short-term deal. The experienced power forward will stay with the club for at least one month.
Martin Rancik just finished the short-term contract with Bilbao. He appeared three times for them in the league averaging 10 points and 3.3 rebounds and 2 assists. Rancik already played for Bilbao in the past. He joined them in February of 2006 from Olympiakos and stayed there for the next two and a half years. In 2007/08, Rancik averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds for 22 games in ACB. Following season (08/09), he spent with MMT Estudiantes Madrid. He appeared 22 times for the club registering 6.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg. In the past, Rancik also was a member of Olimpia Milano, Biella, Climamio Bologna and Olympiakos. He is a product of the Iowa State University, where he graduated in 2001.
Martin Rancik is active member of the Slovakian National Team. He played 3 games for them during the Qualifications to European Championships Division B 2011 averaging 13.7 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. He played for his country also from 1999 to 2003.


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Svit
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. McCoy, Svit28.8 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.25.4 
 3. Burrows, Komarno24.2 
 4. Wheeler, Inter B.20.4 
 5. Sapp, Pezinok20.2 
 6. Montgomery, Nitra20.0 
 7. Moore, Nitra19.8 
 8. Johnson, Nova Ves19.6 
 9. Velcic, B.Bystrica19.3 
 10. Milosevic, Pezinok17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Branislav TOMEK
  Nitra
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Tomek, Nitra11.0 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.10.6 
 3. Erwin, Nitra10.5 
 4. Gavran, Inter B.9.4 
 5. Johnson, Nova Ves9.3 
 6. Velcic, B.Bystrica8.7 
 7. Wolfinger, Levice8.6 
 8. Jackson, Komarno8.2 
 9. Burrows, Komarno8.2 
 10. Delic, Handlova7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Moore, Nitra7.8 
 2. Jefferson, Nova Ves6.4 
 3. Jones, Komarno6.0 
 4. Zavodny, Vahost.4.4 
 5. Milosevic, Pezinok4.3 
 6. Sapp, Pezinok4.2 
 7. Kostomaj, Levice4.0 
 8. Erwin, Nitra4.0 
 9. Wheeler, Inter B.4.0 
 10. Micka, Svit3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Carter, Vahostav.3.6 
 2. Moore, Nitra3.2 
 3. Montgomery, Nitra3.0 
 4. Jones, Komarno2.8 
 5. McCoy, Svit2.5 
 6. Sapp, Pezinok2.4 
 7. Gavlak, Handlova2.2 
 8. Kostomaj, Levice2.2 
 9. Seman, Levice2.2 
 10. Kozlik, Pezinok2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dametri HILL
  Levice
  (202-C-74)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hill, Levice1.8 
 2. Jackson, Komarno1.4 
 3. Williams, Prievidza1.0 
 4. Avalic, Handlova0.9 
 5. Hasan, Nitra0.8 
 6. Ridzon, Prievidza0.8 
 7. Moore, Nitra0.8 
 8. Pesta, Nova Ves0.7 
 9. Hoferica, Vahost.0.7 
 10. Polakovic, Svit0.7 


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Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dwayne HARMASON
  Sentjur
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Harmason, Sentjur26.0 
 2. Mihailovic, LTHcas.23.0 
 3. Miljkovic, Elektr.21.0 
 4. Cigoja, Geoplin .20.0 
 5. Krejic, Parklji19.0 
 6. Lelic, Elektra .18.0 
 7. Hohler, Sentjur16.0 
 8. Mahkovic, LTHcast .16.0 
 9. Morina, LTHcast .16.0 
 10. Zolotic, Maribor .16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos MILJKOVIC
  Elektra Esotech
  (204-F/C-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. Miljkovic, Elektr.15.0 
 2. Thondique, Polzela11.0 
 3. Cebasek, Parklji10.0 
 4. Rucigaj, Sentjur9.0 
 5. Simovic, Sentjur8.0 
 6. Delic, Parklji8.0 
 7. Djapa, Geoplin Slovan8.0 
 8. Sebic, Polzela7.0 
 9. Zolotic, Maribor .7.0 
 10. Remus, Maribor .7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andriy LEBEDINCEV
  LTHcast Merc.
  (194-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Lebedincev, LTHcas.7.0 
 2. Harmason, Sentjur5.0 
 3. Rupnik, Geoplin .5.0 
 4. Vranjkovic, Helios4.0 
 5. Mihailovic, LTHcas.4.0 
 6. Cigoja, Geoplin .4.0 
 7. Djapa, Geoplin Slovan4.0 
 8. Kobal, Parklji4.0 
 9. Sebic, Polzela4.0 
 10. Brolih, Maribor .4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dorde LELIC
  Elektra Esotech
  (197-F-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Lelic, Elektra .5.0 
 2. Pasalic, Helios4.0 
 3. Cosic, Elektra .4.0 
 4. Cej, Maribor .3.0 
 5. Bubnic, Helios3.0 
 6. Zagorc, Helios2.0 
 7. Harmason, Sentjur2.0 
 8. Jovanovic, Maribo.2.0 
 9. Erzen, Parklji2.0 
 10. Person, Helios2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Elektra Esotech
  (209-C-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nuhanovic, Elektr.3.0 
 2. Cigoja, Geoplin .2.0 
 3. Lelic, Elektra .1.0 
 4. Sebic, Sentjur1.0 
 5. Sviridov, Polzela1.0 
 6. Delic, Parklji1.0 
 7. Pasalic, Helios1.0 
 8. Radulovic, Geopli.1.0 
 9. Sebic, Polzela1.0 
 10. Mihailovic, LTHcas.1.0 


Road win only for Hrastnik (B1 - Round 3) - by Zeljko Zule
Rogaska and Hrastnik are the only unbeaten teams in B-1 League after Round 3. Igor Spesic (204-F/C-83) led Rogaska with 20 points and 17 rebounds over Sencur, who played in Telemach League last season. Hrastnik are the only team in the Round 3 with a road win.
Rogaska-Sencur CPK 83-75 (Spesic 20+17, Tomic 17 - Horvat 19, Urbanc 16)
Primorac Branik-Tinex Medvode 88-65 (Miklus 19, M.Gavric 15 - Macek 12, Drvaric 11)
Radovljica-SP Portoroz 80-68 (Ivanovic 18, Pirija 17 - Perko 18, Milovic 14)
Konjice-Postojna 78-48 (Gacnik 14, Teras 13, Sivka 11+10 rbs - Glavas 13)
Nova Gorica-Triglav 86-67 (Marcetic 25, Petrovic 23 - Ovcina 19, Ninic 14)
Litija-Kraski zidar 75-73 (Pusic 20, Blazevic 19 - Zalar 22, Husic 15, Buda 13+11 rbs)
Logo Grosuplje-Hrastnik 74-77 (Jerman 17, Trampus 15 - Percel 21, Vajdic 14)


1B Stats Leaders
1B Standings
 1. Hrastnik 3-0 
 2. Rogaska 3-0 
 3. Litija 2-1 
 4. Radovljica 2-1 
 5. Sencur CP K. 2-1 
 6. Splosna plovba 2-1 
 7. Branik Marib. 1-2 
 8. Grosuplje 1-2 
 9. Konjice 1-2 
 10. Kraski Zidar 1-2 
 11. Medvode 1-2 
 12. Nova Gorica 1-2 
 13. Triglav Kranj 1-2 
 14. KD Postojna 0-3 


Slovan inks Cebular, Parklji brings back Paravinja - by Zeljko Zule
Geoplin Slovan added a proven force to its lineup with the signing of national team meber Sandi Cebular (196-G-86). He was the leading scorer last season in Teleamch League, averaging 20.7 points in 32games for Sentjur.
Parklji extended its roster for the new season with the addition of veteran Milos Paravinja (212-C/F-79) to a one-year deal. He started the 2009-10 season with Parklji later moved to Helios, where he averaged 7.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29 Telemach League games and 8.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 17 games of Adriatic League.



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  SOUTH KOREA   


Leather's a double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
29-year old center Terrence Leather (204-C-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Seoul SK Knights and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Mobis Phoebus (#10, 1-3) 90-78. Despite this victory SK Knights dropped to the 2nd position in South Korean league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. SK Knights will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Leather turned to be SK Knights' top player in his first season with the team. University of South Florida graduate has very impressive stats this year. Leather is in league's top in points (6th best: 20.7ppg), rebounds (6th best: 8.3rpg) and averages solid 61.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of Seoul Samsung Thunders. He is American forward in his first season at Seoul Samsung Thunders. In the last game Haynes recorded impressive 37 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Seoul Samsung Thunders to edge slightly higher-ranked KCC Egis (2-2) in overtime by 2 points 90-88. This victory allowed Seoul Samsung Thunders to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Haynes is a newcomer at Seoul Samsung Thunders and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#4). He also registered 10.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Chris Daniels (211-C-84) of KCC Egis (#6). Daniels scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Daniels' great performance KCC Egis lost 88-90in overtime to Samsung Th. (2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing KCC Egis needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Daniels has a great season in South Korea. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.7ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 11.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tae-Poong Chon (180-G-80) of KCC Egis - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Jasper Johnson (201-C-83) of Sonic Boom KT - 17 points and 10 rebounds
6. Eric Sandrin (206-F/C-78) of Samsung Th. - 17 points and 12 rebounds
7. Greg Stevenson (198-F-78) of LG Sakers - 14 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Hyo-Bum Kim (195-G-83) of SK Knights - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Seung-Jin Ha (222-C-85) of KCC Egis - 20 points and 8 rebounds
10. Joo-Sung Kim (205-C-79) of Dongbu Promy - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists


With start of KBL, nothing is certain - by Jerry Lee
Since there are a lot of new faces on the team, players will have to work well together. - Mobis head coach Yoo Jae Hak
October 15, 2010

With the 2010-11 KBL season set to tip-off across the country tonight and tomorrow, parity in the 10-team league makes the outcome of the season anything but predictable.

On paper, there are several teams that have made significant upgrades during the offseason. The four early favorites to finish in the top half of the league standings are the KCC Egis, SK Knights, ET Land Elephants and the Samsung Thunders, with the defending-champion Mobis Phoebus and underdogs Dongbu Promy looking in.

Mobis lost last seasons most valuable player Ham Ji-hoon to military service, and Kim Hyo-bum inked a five-year deal with SK during the offseason. Losing two starters is huge and with its head coach Yoo Jae Hak leading the national team at the 2010 Asian Games, Mobis has a lot to overcome this season.

Like Ive always mentioned, our goal is to reach the postseason, said Yoo. Since there are a lot of new faces on the team, players will have to work well together.

Its tough to pick one favorite this season. I personally like ET Land and KCC. Samsung will also win some games once they have their three players back from the Asian Games.

KCC retains many players from its second-place finish of last season. Jeon Tae-pung returns stronger with a season of KBL experience under his belt. Jeon was cut from the national team tryouts for the Asian Games, with Yoo opting to go with Lee Seung-joon as his lone foreign-born player to fill front court needs - Lee was born in the United States but now has Korean citizenship.

The biggest question remains the status of the injury-prone center Ha Seung-jin, who recently returned from an injury but is not yet 100 percent.

The addition of ethnic Korean player Moon Tae-jong - the older brother of LGs Moon Tae-young - and Shin Ki-sung has improved ET Land to a top-flight contender. Moon Tae-jong is expected to challenge his younger brother for the scoring title this season.

SK has added Kim Hyo-bum and Terrence Leather to an already talented lineup that features the likes of Joo Hee-jung, Bang Sung-yoon and Kim Min-soo. With a star-studded lineup, SK head coach Shin Sun-woo is preaching a team-first approach.

Rather than relying on specific players, I am hoping all the players contribute in the role they are asked to play, Shin said. Bang Sung-yoon will likely miss the early portion of the season and its not easy to say when hell be available at this point.

With the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games taking place over two weeks in mid-November, teams will have to manage without their star players in the early portion of the season. With each squad scheduled to play 54 games this season, the loss of key players for a stretch of nine to 10 games can be a significant loss.

One of the teams most affected by the Asian Games is the Samsung Thunders. Lee Seung-joon, Lee Kyu-sup and Lee Jung-seok will be out for 10 games.

The Dongbu Promy will have to manage without its star forward Kim Joo-sung for nine games.

Since we will be missing three players from our lineup, it will be important to figure out a way to fill the void, said Samsung head coach Ahn Joon-ho. But it can also work in our favor as we will be forced to give other players increased playing time.

League officials are hoping for a large turnout this season and are looking to top the all-time attendance record of two years ago (1.22 million) by attracting 1.3 million fans this season.

In an effort to draw more fans to the stands, league officials have tweaked some rules to encourage high scoring games. Referees are expected to crack down on rough defensive players, and defensive players who make contact with offensive players in the paint in midair will be called for fouls.

One other rule change will require home teams to dress in dark uniforms instead of the traditional white uniforms.




Standout players hope to make their mark this year - by Jerry Lee
Basketball is a team sport but the strong play of an outstanding individual can elevate a team to unexpected heights.

Moon Tae-jong of the LG Sakers established himself as an elite player in his rookie season last year but there are others who are itching to contribute with the 2010-2011 KBL season starting today.

Kim Hyo-bum parted ways with the Mobis Phoebus and signed a five-year 513 million won ($457,600) deal with the SK Knights during the offseason. Its the most lucrative contract in the KBL next to that of Dongbu Promy forward Kim Joo-sung.

The 27-year-old shooting guard averaged 11.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game with Mobis in its title winning season last year. He can easily contribute more than 10 points per game and is also a strong defensive player. He can bring a lot to the table for the SK squad, which failed to gel as a team despite boasting plenty of talent last year. He also has a lot of responsibility weighing on his shoulders because of his contract.

If I focus on personal goals, our team will end up like last season, Kim said. We already have scorers on the team so I will concentrate on taking care of the dirty work.

Meanwhile, KCC Egis point guard Jeon Tae-pung is looking for redemption. Coming off a successful rookie season in which he averaged 14.4 points, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals, Jeon experienced two setbacks this year. The Egis came up short against Mobis in the KBL championship series in spring and was left off the national team roster for the Asian Games this summer. Jeon was a strong candidate but Yoo Jae-hak and the coaching staff decided to go with Samsung Thunders forward Lee Seung-joon as the Korean teams lone foreign-born player.

Jeon has fully acclimated to Korean basketball and has improved his floor leadership as well as decision-making skills. In two preseason games, Jeon came on strong, averaging more than 10 points and four assists, while averaging 10 minutes of playing time.




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  SPAIN   


Spanish ACB round 3 best performance: Mirza Teletovic - by Eurobasket News
Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Caja Laboral Vitoria, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Gran Canaria (1-2) with 21-point margin 82-61. Caja Laboral will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Teletovic had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He has many years of experience at Caja Laboral, through which he has constantly improved. Mirza Teletovic averages just after three games 15.0ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 41-year old American Larry Lewis (201-F-69) of Assignia Manresa. Lewis had a very good evening with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Manresa was edged in overtime by Valladolid (2-1) 76-72. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Lewis is well-known at Manresa and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Lamont Barnes (208-F/C-78) of Blancos de Rueda Valladolid. Barnes scored 13 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Valladolid, leading his team to a 76-72 overtime win against Manresa (0-3). Valladolid has 2 victories and 1 defeat. Barnes has a very solid season. In 2 games he scored 10.0ppg. Lamont Barnes has also Spanish passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Serhiy Lishchuk (210-C/F-82) of Valencia - 21 points and 11 rebounds
5. Andre Owens (193-G-80) of Manresa - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Fran Vazquez (209-C-83) of Regal Barca - 16 points and 8 rebounds
7. Serkan Erdogan (190-G-78) of Meridiano A. - 20 points and 3 rebounds
8. Will McDonald (206-C-79) of DKV Joventut - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Louis Bullock (185-G-76) of Cajasol - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Pancho Jasen (199-G-78) of Estudiantes - 13 points and 10 rebounds


Caja Laboral inks Martin Rancik to a short-term deal - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral announced signing of Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78, college: Iowa St.) to a short-term deal. The experienced power forward will stay with the club for at least one month.
Martin Rancik just finished the short-term contract with Bilbao. He appeared three times for them in the league averaging 10 points and 3.3 rebounds and 2 assists. Rancik already played for Bilbao in the past. He joined them in February of 2006 from Olympiakos and stayed there for the next two and a half years. In 2007/08, Rancik averaged 7.3 points and 3.2 rebounds for 22 games in ACB. Following season (08/09), he spent with MMT Estudiantes Madrid. He appeared 22 times for the club registering 6.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg. In the past, Rancik also was a member of Olimpia Milano, Biella, Climamio Bologna and Olympiakos. He is a product of the Iowa State University, where he graduated in 2001.
Martin Rancik is active member of the Slovakian National Team. He played 3 games for them during the Qualifications to European Championships Division B 2011 averaging 13.7 points, 5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. He played for his country also from 1999 to 2003.


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Xavier LOPEZ
  Avila
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Lopez, Avila19.5 
 2. Larry, Regal F.18.3 
 3. Ramsdell, Avila17.5 
 4. Bustamante, Plase.17.3 
 5. Swanston, Clavijo17.3 
 6. Mesa, Clavijo17.0 
 7. Torres, Mallorca17.0 
 8. Smith, Guadalajara17.0 
 9. Reichel, Santurtzi17.0 
 10. Mortellaro, Lan M.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Guadalajara
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Lawal, Guadalajara16.5 
 2. O''Leary, Oviedo F.10.3 
 3. Larry, Regal F.9.0 
 4. Rodrigo, Guadalaj.8.5 
 5. Mesa, Clavijo8.3 
 6. Leichtweis, Santurtzi8.0 
 7. Klassman, Avila8.0 
 8. Ramsdell, Avila8.0 
 9. Johnson, Andorra7.7 
 10. Aramburu, ADT T.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Witt, Clavijo7.3 
 2. Rufian, Promobys7.0 
 3. Uriz, Santurtzi6.0 
 4. Justo, Avila5.0 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia4.7 
 6. Inigo, Guadalajara4.0 
 7. Bavosi, Promobys4.0 
 8. Lopez, Avila4.0 
 9. Alonso, Mallorca3.7 
 10. Bataller, ADT T.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joan CREUS
  Regal FC II
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Creus, Regal F.2.7 
 2. Alonso, Mallorca2.7 
 3. Martinez, Plasencia2.7 
 4. Rodrigo, Guadalaj.2.5 
 5. Bassas, Prat J.2.0 
 6. Ramsey, Promobys2.0 
 7. Haro, Guadalajara2.0 
 8. Matali, Andorra2.0 
 9. Guirao, ADT T.2.0 
 10. Larry, Regal F.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Biyombo, Illescas2.3 
 2. Lawal, Guadalajara2.0 
 3. Todorovic, Prat J.1.7 
 4. Mbaye, Regal F.1.7 
 5. Maglisceau, Promo.1.3 
 6. Marti, Prat J.1.3 
 7. Howard, Plasencia1.3 
 8. Johnson, Andorra1.3 
 9. Munoz, Illescas1.0 
 10. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.1.0 


Spanish EBA round 5 best performance: Marc Pico - by Mariano Galindo
Spanish power forward-center Marc Pico (197-F/C-88, agency: BrezoPro) was the best player in the Spanish EBA round 5. Pico drove to CB Alginet to the triumph vs AB Castello (101-95 extra time) . He nailed 27 points, grabbed 8 rebounds, posted 3 steals and 2 assists and got 41 index rating. Alvaro Lombera (201-F-84) (Ventanas Arsan Estela) made a good performance as well, with 39 index rating. He signed a double-double: 23 points, 14 boards and also 5 assists and 1 steal.

Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria22.3 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.21.3 
 3. Baron, Lagun A.19.7 
 4. McDonald, DKV J.18.0 
 5. Ingles, Granada16.7 
 6. Lishchuk, Valencia16.3 
 7. Erdogan, Meridian.16.3 
 8. San Emeterio, Caja L.15.7 
 9. Suarez, Real M.15.7 
 10. Martinez, Valencia15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.10.3 
 2. Lishchuk, Valencia9.7 
 3. Kurz, Granada9.3 
 4. Fischer, Real Madrid8.3 
 5. Trias, DKV Joventut8.0 
 6. Pietrus, Caja L.7.5 
 7. Freeland, Unicaja7.3 
 8. Barnes, Valladolid7.3 
 9. Mumbru, Bizkaia .7.3 
 10. Ayon, Fuenlabrada7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Omar-Sharif COOK
  Valencia
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Cook, Valencia7.0 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca6.7 
 3. Quinteros, CAI Z.5.3 
 4. Salgado, Lagun A.5.3 
 5. McIntyre, Unicaja5.0 
 6. Llompart, Meridian.4.7 
 7. Huertas, Caja L.4.7 
 8. Bullock, Cajasol4.3 
 9. Logan, Caja Laboral4.3 
 10. Ingles, Granada4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol3.3 
 2. Claver, Valencia3.3 
 3. Robinson, DKV J.2.7 
 4. Ingles, Granada2.7 
 5. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.7 
 6. Calloway, Cajasol2.7 
 7. Erdogan, Meridian.2.3 
 8. Victor, Menorca2.3 
 9. Carroll, Gran Canaria2.3 
 10. Ayon, Fuenlabrada2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (209-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Vazquez, Regal B.2.3 
 2. Ayon, Fuenlabrada2.0 
 3. Fischer, Real Madrid2.0 
 4. Majstorovic, Manre.1.7 
 5. Ivanov, Cajasol1.7 
 6. Tomic, Real Madrid1.5 
 7. Morris, Regal B.1.3 
 8. Barac, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Mavroeidis, Bizkai.1.3 
 10. Lewis, Manresa1.0 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Jason DETRICK
  Melilla
  (198-G-80)
  Avg: 24
 1. Detrick, Melilla24.0 
 2. Guillen, La Laguna21.0 
 3. Navarro, Girona19.3 
 4. Freimanis, Huesca19.0 
 5. Palacios, La Palma17.3 
 6. Lima, Clin.Rincon17.3 
 7. Mokongo, Ourense17.0 
 8. Rocchia, Leon17.0 
 9. Brown, Breogan16.3 
 10. Faverani, CB Mu.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roland CLARK
  Palencia
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Clark, Palencia11.0 
 2. Lima, Clin.Rincon10.3 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.10.0 
 4. Gomez, Burgos9.7 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna9.3 
 6. Faverani, CB Mu.9.3 
 7. Kale, Ourense9.3 
 8. Junyent, Obradoiro9.0 
 9. Arteaga, Breogan8.0 
 10. Blair, Navarra8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.8.7 
 2. Jimenez, Melilla5.3 
 3. Sabat, La Laguna4.7 
 4. Bernabe, Leon4.3 
 5. Vallmajo, Breogan4.3 
 6. Rodriguez, Obrad.4.0 
 7. Cobos, Clin.Rincon3.7 
 8. Perez, Lleida3.3 
 9. Almazan, Clin.Rincon3.3 
 10. Quezada, Leon3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pedro RIVERO
  CB Murcia
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Rivero, CB Murcia2.3 
 2. Palacios, La Palma2.3 
 3. Aguilar, CB Tarra.2.3 
 4. Rost, Girona2.0 
 5. Seawright, Leon2.0 
 6. Lopez, La Palma2.0 
 7. Gomez, Burgos2.0 
 8. Jasen, CB Murcia2.0 
 9. Rodriguez, La Pa.2.0 
 10. Krabbenhoft, Lleida2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Miguel MONTANANA
  Melilla
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Montanana, Melilla3.0 
 2. Diouf, CB Tarragona2.3 
 3. Antelo, Caceres2.3 
 4. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.7 
 5. McCoy, Caceres1.3 
 6. Ugboaja, Burgos1.3 
 7. Fontet, Leon1.3 
 8. Ortega, Girona1.0 
 9. Olmos, Palencia1.0 
 10. Hallman, Breogan1.0 


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Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Smith, Sodertalje25.3 
 2. Gunnarsson, Solna22.0 
 3. Lindqvist, Norrkoping21.5 
 4. Baeringsson, Sunds.21.0 
 5. Levett, LF Basket21.0 
 6. Pita, Sodertalje19.0 
 7. Lindqvist, Solna19.0 
 8. Blom, 0818.7 
 9. Rush, Sundsvall18.5 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.16.5 
 2. Kosmalski, Solna10.0 
 3. Palm, Boras8.3 
 4. Galick, Sodertalje8.0 
 5. Rush, Sundsvall8.0 
 6. Rosendahl, LF Ba.8.0 
 7. Jonzen, Uppsala8.0 
 8. Odada, 087.7 
 9. Walker, Solna7.0 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Olivier ILUNGA
  Solna
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Ilunga, Solna8.0 
 2. Frier, Uppsala7.0 
 3. Mbemba, LF Basket7.0 
 4. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 5. Smith, Sodertalje5.3 
 6. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.5.0 
 7. Chuk, Sodertalje5.0 
 8. Persson, Solna4.0 
 9. Nystrom, Solna4.0 
 10. Wesby, Sundsvall3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Smith, Sodertalje5.7 
 2. Hellgren, Jamtland3.0 
 3. Saks, Norrkoping3.0 
 4. Rush, Sundsvall3.0 
 5. Frier, Uppsala3.0 
 6. Callier, Jamtland3.0 
 7. Ryan, Boras2.7 
 8. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.2.5 
 9. Mbemba, LF Basket2.3 
 10. Lewis, Boras2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Oladapo AYUBA
  Norrkoping
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ayuba, Norrkoping2.5 
 2. Frier, Uppsala2.0 
 3. Saks, Norrkoping2.0 
 4. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.7 
 5. Palm, Boras1.7 
 6. Hult, Solna1.0 
 7. Levett, LF Basket1.0 
 8. Walker, Solna1.0 
 9. Salaam, Jamtland1.0 
 10. Zaghdene, 080.7 


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Eagles 4-0 
 2. Taby 4-0 
 3. Haga Haninge 3-1 
 4. Lulea Steel 3-1 
 5. Akropol 2-2 
 6. Blackeberg 2-2 
 7. Hallsta 2-2 
 8. Lidingo 1-3 
 9. Orongo 1-3 
 10. Uppsala KFUM 1-3 
 11. BG Lulea 0-3 
 12. Talje 0-3 
South
 1. Helsingborg 4-1 
 2. Nassjo 3-0 
 3. Sanda 3-1 
 4. Srbija 3-1 
 5. Norrkoping BK 2-1 
 6. Hoganas 2-2 
 7. Fryshuset 1-1 
 8. Eos 1-3 
 9. Kvarnby 1-3 
 10. Malbas 1-3 
 11. Solna Branten 1-3 
 12. Brahe Basket 0-3 


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Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Glover, Boncourt29.7 
 2. Hollins, Starwings25.0 
 3. Martin, BBC Nyon22.3 
 4. Green, SAV Vacallo22.0 
 5. Abukar, Lugano T.22.0 
 6. Smith, Fribourg21.7 
 7. Brown, Starwings21.0 
 8. Holland, Zurich W.20.0 
 9. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.19.7 
 10. Bomayako, Zurich W.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon12.7 
 2. Holland, Zurich W.11.0 
 3. Ofoegbu, SAM M.11.0 
 4. Thompson, Starw.11.0 
 5. Mihajlovic, SAV V.8.0 
 6. Sloan, Geneve Lions8.0 
 7. Dos Santos, Bonco.8.0 
 8. Dacevic, SAV V.8.0 
 9. Vogt, Fribourg7.7 
 10. Gugino, Boncourt7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  SAV Vacallo
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Gibson, SAV Vacallo9.0 
 2. Louissaint, Month.6.7 
 3. Petkovic, Fribourg5.0 
 4. Kazadi, Fribourg4.7 
 5. Polyblank, Geneve L.4.3 
 6. Esterkamp, Fribo.4.3 
 7. Efevberha, Lugano T.4.0 
 8. Hollins, Starwings4.0 
 9. Draughan, Lugano T.3.7 
 10. Sharper, Monthey3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Glover, Boncourt7.3 
 2. Louissaint, Month.4.3 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt3.3 
 4. Sloan, Geneve Lions3.0 
 5. Efevberha, Lugano T.3.0 
 6. Green, SAV Vacallo3.0 
 7. Stucheli, Boncourt2.7 
 8. Draughan, Lugano T.2.3 
 9. Dos Santos, Bonco.2.3 
 10. Sharper, Monthey2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Babacar TOURE
  Geneve Lions
  (205-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Toure, Geneve Lions2.3 
 2. Ofoegbu, SAM M.1.7 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt1.7 
 4. Thompson, Starw.1.7 
 5. Daniels, BBC Nyon1.7 
 6. Aw, Monthey1.3 
 7. Vogt, Fribourg1.3 
 8. Sanders, Lugano T.1.3 
 9. Lukic, Zurich W.1.3 
 10. Moris, Monthey1.3 


LNA Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Geneve Lions - Starwings 100-76
Kenny Thomas (191-G-87, college: Radford) scored 21 points to lead Lions de Geneve past Starwings. Ronnie Ross (187-G-79, college: Utah St.) and Brendon Polyblank (200-G/F-78, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) contributed 17 points apiece in the second victory for the Lions. Vernard Hollins (190-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Wright St.) answered with 25 points for Starwings as they slipped at 1-2 record.

Boncourt - BBC Nyon 113-70
Showron Glover (180-G-87) went on a scoring frenzy leading Boncourt to the initial win in the season. He unleashed 48 points and made 10 steals to pace Boncourt past BBC Nyon. Tony Gugino (207-C-86, college: Hillsdale) added 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the Red Team. Evan Martin (180-G-83, college: Wesley) answered with 24 points for BBC Nyon.

Zurich W. - Monthey 66-94
Monthey fired past Zurich Wildcats for the second win in the season. John Sharper (186-G-84, college: San Diego St.) provided 21 points to lead Monthey. Joey Lynch-Flohr (203-F/C-88, college: Radford) and Stephane Moris (207-F/C-86, agency: Promotex) contributed 16 points each in the victory. Lionel Bomayako (196-G-78, agency: Court Side, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) answered with 18 points for the Wildcats.

SAV Vacallo - Lugano Tigers 85-95
Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: San Diego St.) dropped 24 points to lead Lugano past Vacallo away from home. Dusan Mladjan (199-G-86, agency: Interperformances) added 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists as the Tigers improved at 3-0 record. Rickey Gibson (191-G-84, college: Stillman) answered with 27 points, 8 assists and 4 boards for Vacallo.

Fribourg - SAM Massagno 88-55
Fribourg stayed undefeated with a comfortable home win over SAM Massagno. Oliver Vogt (209-C-80) and Steve Smith (200-F-81, college: Iona) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Stefan Petkovic (186-G-92) delivered 12 points and 6 assists for Fribourg. A.J. Hawkins (198-F-85, college: Oklahoma Baptist) responded with 15 points for SAM Massagno.




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TB2L Round: 1 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Usak - Pertevniyal 73-64
Usak kicked off the season with 73-64 home win over Pertevniyal thanks to 15 points and 10 rebounds by Miguel Morton (208-F-83, college: Columbus St.), as well as 13 points by Gokhan Sunter (196-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports). For visitors, Soykan Yikilmaz stood out with 23 points, while Burak Can added 12.

Final Genclik - Orman Genc 74-77
Orman Genc also kicked of their season with an away win over Final Gencilk. In a closely contested game, Ryan Bradley (206-F-87, college: Oklahoma) poured in 26 points while Orkun Nart (200-F-82) and Alp Timucin chipped in 18 and 15 points respectively helping visitors secure 74-77 win. On the other side, Final Gencilk was led by Sayit Ay and Hernold gardener who finished this match with 21 and 12 points to their name.

Darussafaka - Genc Banvit 47-58
Ufuk Gurgen (205-C-77) scored 15 points and Marko Kolaric (213-F/C-84, college: Chaminade) added 12 points and 10 rebounds as they helped Genc Banvit overcome their hosts Darussafaka 47-58. For hosts, Brandon Gordon had 14 points.

FMV Isikspor - Vestel 59-72
Vestel also secured win away from home as they were able to overcome FMV Isikspor 59-72. Vestel was led by Arthur Johnson (206-F/C-81, college: Missouri) who had a monster game with 25 points and 20 rebounds, as well as Hilmi Cantopcu (195-F-83) and Halit Serdar Gungor who added 15 and 14 points respectively. On the other side, Isikspor got 15 points from Serkan Ozver as well as 13 from Muhammed Mustafa Baygul.

Genc Telekom - Istanbul B.B. 69-70
Genc Telekom and Istanbul played a close game in which visiting team managed to prevail for 69-70 win, primarily thanks to 16 points by Anil Ozer (195-F-85, agency: 1x1 Sports) as well as 14 points from both Recep Dogrusoz (86) and Kartal Altinkulacoglu. For Genc Telekom, Can Ugun Ogut had 22 points while Murat Goktas followed with 14.

Adanaspor - Izmir B.B. 84-69
Baris Yalman scored 19 points and Taylan Taylanci (83) and Umit Koksal chipped in 14 apie