EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/24/2010

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cedevita 3-0 
 2. U.Olimpija 3-0 
 3. Buducnost 3-1 
 4. CEZ Nymburk 3-1 
 5. Hemofarm 3-1 
 6. KK Zagreb CO 3-1 
 7. Krka 2-2 
 8. Cibona 1-2 
 9. Partizan 1-2 
 10. Igokea 1-3 
 11. Radnicki K. 1-3 
 12. Siroki TT 1-3 
 13. Zadar 1-3 
 14. Crvena Zvez. 0-4 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  Cibona
  (202-G/F-89)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Bogdanovic, Cibona23.7 
 2. Lee, Radnicki K.23.3 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm20.3 
 4. Zoric, KK.17.8 
 5. Simmons, CEZ N.17.5 
 6. Dragicevic, Buduc.16.3 
 7. Nedovic, Crvena Z.16.0 
 8. Car, Zadar16.0 
 9. Milosavljevi., Parti.15.7 
 10. Radosevic, Cibona15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Zoric, KK.9.3 
 2. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.5 
 3. Johnson, Cibona7.3 
 4. Radosevic, Cibona7.3 
 5. Bilan, Zadar7.0 
 6. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 7. Rakocevic, Igokea6.8 
 8. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.5 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar6.3 
 10. Edwards, Cedevita6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Draper, Cedevita6.7 
 2. Nissim, CEZ N.6.7 
 3. Nedovic, Crvena Z.4.7 
 4. Morovic, Siroki TT4.3 
 5. Stipcevic, Cibona4.0 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.0 
 7. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.0 
 8. Renfroe, KK.4.0 
 9. Krstovic, Hemofarm3.8 
 10. Necas, CEZ Nymburk3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Goran JAGODNIK
  U.Olimpija
  (203-F-74)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jagodnik, U.Olimpija3.0 
 2. Ilievski, U.Olimpija3.0 
 3. Renfroe, KK.2.8 
 4. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija2.3 
 5. Vitkovac, Igokea2.3 
 6. Draper, Cedevita2.3 
 7. Johnson, Cibona2.3 
 8. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.3 
 9. Radosevic, Cibona2.3 
 10. Nedovic, Crvena Z.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jan VESELY
  Partizan
  (211-F-90)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Vesely, Partizan1.3 
 2. Nikolic, Crvena Zvez.1.0 
 3. Edwards, Cedevita1.0 
 4. Kasun, KK.1.0 
 5. Milosevic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 6. Booker, Krka1.0 
 7. Dragicevic, Buduc.0.8 
 8. Zoric, KK.0.8 
 9. Savovic, Hemofarm0.8 
 10. Bilan, Zadar0.8 


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  ARGENTINA   


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


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
Zona Norte
 1. A.Espanola 1-0 
 2. Alvear 1-0 
 3. Obera TC 1-0 
 4. Union Progr. 1-0 
 5. A.Italiana 0-1 
 6. Adelante 0-1 
 7. San Mart.C. 0-1 
 8. Tucuman BB 0-1 
Zona Sur
 1. Bragado 1-0 
 2. Ciclista 1-0 
 3. Union S. 1-0 
 4. Firmat SF 0-0 
 5. San Mart.MJ 0-0 
 6. Banda Norte 0-1 
 7. Gimnasia VP 0-1 
 8. Quilmes MP 0-1 


Boca Juniors too good for Mavort - by Eurobasket News
Boca Juniors - Mavort 108:83

Boca Juniors advanced into the next round of Liga Sudamericana. They outscored Mavort to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Boca Juniors will take on Franca tonight to play for the top position in the pool. Mavort will look for the initial victory when they take on Bigua today.
Boca Juniors did not give too many chances for their opponents in this one. The Argentinean team exploded with 30 points in the first term to earn a 12-point lead. Boca Juniors maintained the lead throughout the second stanza. They posted a comfortable 56:39 lead at the interval. Mavort shook off the sloppiness and worked hard in the third stanza. They narrowed the deficit at 14-point mark with ten minutes to go. But Boca Juniors delivered 28 points in the fourth quarter to rally to a confident success at the end. Mariano Fierro (201-F/C-86) notched 22 points to lead the winners. Juan Brussino (185-G-91) and Sebastian Vega (200-F-88) added 19 points each in the victory. Marcus Morgan (196-F-86, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) responded with 24 points for Mavort. Jonathan Morris (196-G-82, college: Seton Hall) had 19 points in defeat.

Boca Juniors: Mariano Fierro 22, Juan Brussino 19, Sebastian Vega 19
Mavort: Marcus Morgan 24, Jonathan Morris 19



Obras land Clive Williamson - by Eurobasket News
Obras Sanitarias inked a short-term deal with Clive Williamson (182-G-81, college: Florida Atlantic). The 29-year-old guard is expected to replace Christian Cortez (184-G-90) on the roster. Clive Williamson was last seen in Mexico. He played for Bravos Piedras Negras.


Portland Trail Blazers sign Fabricio Oberto - by Eurobasket News
ESPN.com's Marc Stein is reporting Friday night the Trail Blazers and free agent big man Fabricio Oberto (6'10''-C-75, agency: Interperformances) have agreed to a one-year deal:

The Blazers, who count Marcus Camby as their only healthy true center, have been looking for a veteran big man with Oden and Przybilla still healing.

But adding Oberto will require the Blazers to release two players before opening night rosters are finalized Monday because they're already carrying 16 players, one over the league limit.

Oberto, 35, joins Marcus Camby as Portland's only healthy centers heading into Tuesday's season opener. He averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes last season for the Washington Wizards (57 games).

Trail Blazers GM Rich Cho told The Oregonian's Joe Freeman Monday Portland had been in contact with Oberto and it was possible the team would sign a center, despite recent progress made by Joel Przybilla.

Courtesy of www.oregonlive.com


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


The sleeping LITTLE giant has AWOKEN, the JOHNSON star has SHINED again Patriots UNBEATEN - by Sheryl Reyes
While some ABL games are not televised real time, fans remain to be so eager to know what was happening in the other side of the world. The big game between the Philippine Patriots and Chang Thailand Slammers was awaited by every single heart who follows the ABL religiously. Finally the results has arrived,Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Bangkok Thailand emerged the victory of the Philippine Patriots fourth straight win and who to thank for that? was the unstoppable duo of LITTLE and JOHNSON and team effort from the bench of the Patriots.

The Philippine Patriots was struggling an up and down performance the entire game , but Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79, college: La-Lafayette)'s 3-pointer with 3:36 minutes left to play in the 4th quarter kept them alive once more. Johnson went on to score another 4 points to lead a 9 2 run which gave the Philippine Patriots la ead of 51 45 with less than 28 seconds left then came Mr Kicking Shooter Ernesto Billiones and again Mr unstoppable Johnson who added another 3 free-throws to seal the game at 54 48.

The Sleeping Giant has finally awaken as Mr Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati) who was not Little at all played a big role for the victory of the Philippine Patriots , he was sure the backbone of the team
with 14 points 7 rebounds 1 assist and his unstoppable defensive presence with 5 block shots.He surely has step up since last game he has finally blended and got his rythm back he sure is ready to face the challenges of the ABL and take the responsibility of being a leader along with Anthony Johnson for the Philippine Patriots they both now Lead by Example, that no matter what hindrance my occur they will continue to fight. Although not his 100% comming from an injury from his first big game vs the Brunei Barracudas Anthony Johnson has consistently shined and ended up 13 points, 5 rebounds 1 assist and 1 stil,8 of his points was in the final 3 and a half minutes. another key ingredient for the win was mr Shooting Kicker Billiones who added another 10 points for the Patriots.

MVP of ABL season 1 Jason Dixon (205-C-73, college: Liberty) added a quiet 11 points and 7 rebounds. Slammers unstoppable shooter Chris Kuete (195-G/F-83) did not play due to his injury caused during the game vs Satria Muda. They will meet again and it will sure be exciting to watch how the Chang Thailand Slammers will try to fire and make sure they win next face to face game with the Patriots.




MONSTER TRIO NOTCHED BARRACUDA FIRST VICTORY! - by Ozell Wells
Saturday, October 23, 2010, Jakarta
Monster performances by Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken), Christopher Garnett (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE) & Bryan Faundo (198-C-84) powered Brunei Barracudas to edged Satria Muda BritAma 87 70 for their 1st victory of the AirAsia Asean Basketball League 2010/2011 season.

The Brunei Barracudas ended a-3-games losing streak and found its first win of Air ASEAN Basketball League 2010/2011 season. Barracudas crushed Satria Muda BritAma 87-70 in Britama Arena, Jakarta. For Satria Muda, this is a 2-games losing streak at home after failed to beat Chang Thailand Slammers in the previous game.

Barracudas were just up 15-14 at first quarter, 37-36 at halftime and dominated the next two quarters. The Barracudas led 59-50 at the end of third quarter before ended with big margin 87-70.

The presence of coach Geraldo Ramos gave Barracudas a big boost. They played well organized defense to limit the new Satria Muda big man, Antoine Gerrard Broxsie. Duo Chris Commons and Christopher Garnett gave Broxsie, Celedon Camaso, and Ronald Capati hard time to attack the basket.

In other side, the duo became nightmare in Satria Muda defense. Strong inside play from both players, with helped from Bryan Faundo, they scored most of Barracudas points of the game. Chris Commons scored 38 points, the highest of tha game. Christopher Garnett and Bryan Faundo each made double double. Christopher Garnett scored 16 points 21 rebounds and Bryan Faundo 16 points 17 rebounds.

Marcus Morrison scored 22 points for Satria Muda but he only managed to shoot 8/24 from the field. Broxsie had a double-double with 17 points 23 rebounds.

The Barracudas were 34/81 (42%) from field goal range and sank 6 of 24 (25%). They out-rebounded the hosts 55-44. Like the previous game it was a poor shooting night for Satria Muda as they went 23/79 (29%) from field-goal range and 8/32 from three-point range.

Bong said that he just had three session of practise with his team before facing Satria Muda.
'I just told the players my philosophy in basketball at first practise. Then I just organzing small things in offense so that they caan execute well. In my opinion if I can make the field goal up to 40 percents, we will win this game and actually my prediction is right,' said Bong after the game.

Bong watched Satria Muda played against Slammers last weekend. But he said he was not spying Satria Muda.
'Barracudas asked me to joint at Monday. I have some business to do last week,' he continued.
Chris Commons said the presence of Bong made the offense run well.

'It seems that I could score very easy but it wasn't just me. It's just my teammates helped me much to get the open space to execute like the coach asked,' said Chris.

Satria Muda assistant coach Tri Adnyanaadi Lokatanaya said that the strategy didn't running well.

'We planned to make one of the Barracudas starters foul out by attacking straight to the basket individually. But they managed to escape the foul until the end of the game,' he said.
courtesy of ASEAN Basketball League



ASEAN-League Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
KL Dragons - Singapore S. 81-74
KL Dragons recorded the first win in the season as they held off visiting Singapore Slingers. Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) scored 27 points, grabbed 5 boards and dished out 5 assists to lead the effort. Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) contributed 17 points and 13 boards for the Dragons. Avenido Leonidez (186-G) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Slingers as they fell at 2-2 record.

Satria Muda - Barracudas 71-87
Brunei Barracudas finally got things rolling as they recorded the first win in the season. With the new head coach on the bridge Barracudas upset Satria Muda in Jakarta. Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) fired 38 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the visitors. Christopher Garnett (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE) and Bryan Faundo (198-C-84) contributed 16 points each for the winners. Marcus Morrison (198-G/F-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) answered with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for Satria Muda as they fell at 1-3 record.

Thailand S. - Philip.Patriots 48-54
Philippine Patriots overcame a poor shooting night to eke out a tough win over Thailand Slammers. The victory marked the fourth straight success for the visitors. Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati) came up with 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Patriots. Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79, college: La-Lafayette) added 13 points in the victory. Sopon Pinitpatcharalert (182-G-80) answered with 13 points as the Slammers slipped at 3-1 record.




The Miller-Hartman Duo is Back.. Dragons win 81-74 over the Singapore Slingers - by Sheryl Reyes
The addition of Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) to the Westsports KL Dragonss roster was definitley a right decision , they finally had victory with a score of 81 over 74 for the Slingers today 0ctober 23, 2010 dragons home game.Finally the Westsports KL Dragons is awaken and can rejoice and be confident for the next comming games. It has been tough losses recently for them that urged the management to make drastic changes which for sure worked for them. Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) was on fire having 27 points and 5 rebounds, his partner in crime Nakiea Miller had 17points and 13 rebounds the rest of the team contributed for the win also. It will be very challenging for the next comming games but for sure the Westsports KL Dragons are now more motivated to fight and be consistent as the losing streak has ended.

Standings
O Standings
 1. Philip.Patriots 4-0 
 2. Thailand S. 3-1 
 3. Singapore S. 2-2 
 4. Barracudas 1-3 
 5. KL Dragons 1-3 
 6. Satria Muda 1-3 


Coach Ramos Saves Barracudas first win ACHIEVED 87-71 - by Sheryl Reyes
After three sad losses under the coaching of Coach Wells the Brunei Barracudas decided to make a sudden change and recall their previous Coach Bong Ramos, with just three session of practices with the team he has sure made an impact with the players and was able to inject his system right away, it made a difference right away that is obviously the reason why the achieved victory today Oct 23, 2010 against Indonesia.Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) was on fire with 36 points 1 steal and 7 rebounds followed by Christopher Garnett (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE) 18 points and 21 rebounds and Bryan Faundo (198-C-84) 16 points and 17 rebounds with all those team effort and a new coaching strategy it did help the barracudas get their much awaited win.

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  AUSTRALIA   


Walker sidelined by knee injury - by Eurobasket News
Exciting young Melbourne Tigers star Lucas Walker has suffered a slight setback to the start of his 2010/11 iiNet NBL Championship Season, suffering a knee injury at training early this week.

Walker had a promising start in the Tigers first game, dazzling the crowd with his athletic ability in his short time on the court.

An MRI Scan confirmed that Walker has suffered a 'buckethandle' tear in his meniscus and will need surgery to repair the tear.

Walker will undergo the surgery this week and will likely be out 4-6 weeks.

Courtesy of the Melbourne Tigers (taken from www.nbl.com.au)


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 26
 1. Ervin, Hawks26.0 
 2. Redhage, Wildcats22.5 
 3. Loughton, Taipans20.5 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.20.0 
 5. Harvey, Blaze20.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats20.0 
 7. Braswell, Breakers18.5 
 8. Nevill, Tigers17.0 
 9. DeVries, 36ers16.0 
 10. Ubaka, Taipans16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  36ers
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Holmes, 36ers12.0 
 2. Nevill, Tigers12.0 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.11.5 
 4. Vukona, Breakers10.5 
 5. Abercrombie, Break.9.0 
 6. Knight, Wildcats8.5 
 7. Schenscher, Croco.7.5 
 8. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.5 
 9. DeVries, 36ers7.5 
 10. Freeman, Croco.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 2. Carter, 36ers6.0 
 3. Cooper, Sydney K.5.0 
 4. Tragardh, Tigers5.0 
 5. DeVries, 36ers4.5 
 6. Blalock, Crocodiles4.0 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.5 
 8. Saville, Hawks3.5 
 9. Grizzard, Sydney K.3.5 
 10. Holmes, 36ers3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gibson, Blaze4.0 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.3.0 
 3. Burston, Tigers2.0 
 4. Forman, Hawks2.0 
 5. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 6. Saville, Hawks2.0 
 7. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 8. Loughton, Taipans1.0 
 9. Blalock, Crocodiles1.0 
 10. Harvey, Blaze1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Tigers
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Devendorf, Tigers3.0 
 2. Ervin, Hawks2.5 
 3. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 4. Vukona, Breakers2.0 
 5. Anthony, Breakers2.0 
 6. Worthington, Blaze2.0 
 7. Weigh, Wildcats2.0 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats1.5 
 9. Crawford, Croco.1.0 
 10. Gruber, Hawks1.0 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 2-0 
 2. Hawks 2-0 
 3. 36ers 1-1 
 4. Crocodiles 1-1 
 5. Sydney K. 1-1 
 6. Taipans 1-1 
 7. Blaze 0-1 
 8. Tigers 0-1 
 9. Wildcats 0-2 


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  AUSTRIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 31
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna31.0 
 2. Vay, Arkadia25.3 
 3. Miletic, UBSC G.21.5 
 4. Klette, Wels21.3 
 5. Schreiner, St.Po.20.7 
 6. Nagler, Klostern.20.5 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.20.0 
 8. Alexander, Furstenf.20.0 
 9. Horace, Kapfenberg18.0 
 10. Jandl, St.Polten17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tilo KLETTE
  Wels
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11
 1. Klette, Wels11.0 
 2. Volcic, Oberwart10.5 
 3. Slack, Gmunden10.0 
 4. Johnson, Oberwart9.8 
 5. Vay, Arkadia9.7 
 6. Carr, Furstenfeld9.0 
 7. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.8.8 
 8. Rhinehart, Worth.8.0 
 9. Opoku, St.Polten7.8 
 10. Chappell, Klostern.7.3 
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. Stazic, BC Vienna5.5 
 5. Parker, Oberwart4.5 
 6. Lee, Wels3.5 
 7. Sallomon, Klostern.3.5 
 8. Boylan, Gmunden3.3 
 9. Miletic, UBSC G.3.3 
 10. Lanegger, Kapfe.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.3.3 
 2. Slack, Gmunden3.3 
 3. Woschank, Kapfe.3.3 
 4. Stazic, BC Vienna3.0 
 5. Parker, Oberwart2.8 
 6. Fields, Wels2.8 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.2.5 
 8. Payton, Arkadia2.3 
 9. Vay, Arkadia2.3 
 10. Jandl, St.Polten2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Romke HAMPTON
  Furstenfeld
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hampton, Furstenf.2.0 
 2. Klette, Wels1.8 
 3. Slack, Gmunden1.7 
 4. Vay, Arkadia1.7 
 5. Graham, UBSC G.1.5 
 6. Heard, Gussing1.5 
 7. Pekovic, BC Vienna1.5 
 8. Ray, Furstenfeld1.0 
 9. Koch, Gussing1.0 
 10. Shavies, Furstenf.1.0 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Valmiera adds big guy Pavels Veselovs - by Eurobasket News
Valmiera reinforced its roster under the basket. The Latvian squad signed contract with center Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances), who returns to his country after one season abroad. He started it in Bulgaria as a member of Euroins-Cherno More. For 10 games in NBL Veselovs collected 7.1 ppg and 5 rpg. He also appeared five times in Balkan League adding 8 ppg and 5.2 rpg. In January this year, Veselovs agreed a deal with Prostejov and moved to Czech Republic. He helped them to reach the Playoff Finals averaging 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds.
From 2004 to 2009, Pavels Veselov was a member of Ventspils. He helped them to win two championship titles in Lithuania and also to reach the ULEB Cup Quarterfinals in 2005. In his last season with Ventspils (08/09) Veselovs had 9 ppg and 5.6 rpg for 22 games in LBL. In Baltic league, he added 7.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg for 12 appearances. In the past, Pavels Veselovs played few years for ASK/Buki Gulbene.
Pavels Veselovs was active member of the Latvian National Team. He appeared five times for them at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland averaging 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds.


Nevezis returns Tomas Rakauskas, Siauliai releases Jaycen Herring - by Eurobasket News
Tomas Rakauskas (184-G-81) will play rest of the season for Nevezis. Rakauskas spent 2009/10 with the club, but he appeared just 13 times for them due to injury. For 9 games in LKL he had 11 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.4 apg and 1.2 spg. In four Baltic league games, he added 9.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg and 2.8 apg. Before Nevezis, Romas Rakauskas spent one season with Kaunas Triobet. He had 6.3 ppg in Baltic league (Challenge Cup) and 4.1 ppg in Lithuania. In the past, he played for Atletas Kaunas, Zalgiris Kaunas and Jonavos Statyba. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of his current team Nevezis. Rakauskas also has experience from Ukraine, where he played for Sumihimprom Sumy (just 7 games on season 2005/06).
Siauliai announced that Jaycen Herring (196-G/F-86, college: SE Missouri St.) is no longer member of the team. The Lithuanian club has decided not to extend the temporary contract of the American forward, who arrived for a try-out weeks ago. He spent last season in Syria and Qatar. Harring averaged 5.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in five Baltic League games. In LKL, he had 6.5 ppg, 2 rpg ad 2 apg for 2 games.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Saulius DUMBLIAUSKAS
  Alytus Alita
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.24.0 
 2. Jurevicus, Liepaja23.0 
 3. Saage, Rakvere21.0 
 4. Osby, TT.20.4 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis18.5 
 6. Kaufmanis, Valmiera18.0 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.7 
 8. Staniulis, Perlas16.3 
 9. Talts, TU/Rock16.0 
 10. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wilson, Zemgale13.0 
 2. Stimac, Ventspils10.3 
 3. Osby, TT.9.4 
 4. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.2 
 5. Staniulis, Perlas9.0 
 6. Veski, Rakvere9.0 
 7. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.8 
 8. Krabbendam, Kalev/Cr.8.5 
 9. Jankauskas, Rudupis8.0 
 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. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.6.0 
 5. Bergmanis, Zemgale6.0 
 6. Rinkevicius, Techasas6.0 
 7. Kriisa, TT.6.0 
 8. Maceina, Juventus5.0 
 9. Viskontas, Perlas4.5 
 10. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Scott WILSON
  Zemgale
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Wilson, Zemgale4.0 
 2. Ezerskis, Techasas4.0 
 3. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.0 
 4. Razutis, Naglis-A.4.0 
 5. Saage, Rakvere3.5 
 6. Dorbek, Rakvere2.5 
 7. Anderson, Ventspils2.5 
 8. Pilk, TT.2.4 
 9. Cain, VEF Riga2.3 
 10. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Simas GALDIKAS
  Neptunas
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galdikas, Neptunas3.0 
 2. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 3. Jezukevicius, Sakalai2.0 
 4. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.7 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga1.5 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 7. Beard, Liepaja1.5 
 8. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 9. Cain, VEF Riga1.3 
 10. Jankauskas, Rudupis1.3 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. VEF Riga 4-0 
 2. Rudupis 3-1 
 3. Ventspils 3-1 
 4. TU/Rock 3-2 
 5. Nevezis 2-1 
 6. Norrkoping 2-1 
 7. Kalev/Cramo 2-2 
 8. Siauliai 2-3 
 9. Liepaja 1-2 
 10. Perlas 1-3 
 11. TTU/Kalev 1-4 
 12. Valmiera 0-4 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Alytus Alita 1-0 
 2. Neptunas 1-0 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 4. Naglis-Adakris 0-1 
 5. Zemgale 0-1 
Group B
 1. Juventus 1-0 
 2. Sakalai 1-0 
 3. Techasas 1-0 
 4. Kaunas 0-1 
 5. Rakvere 0-2 


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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Grodno-93 2-0 
 2. Minsk-2006 2-0 
 3. OZAA Osipov. 2-0 
 4. Sozh Gomel 2-0 
 5. BGUIR-RCOR 0-2 
 6. Borifsen 0-2 
 7. Lokomotiv 0-2 
 8. Vitalyur 0-2 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Aalstar 3-1 
 2. M.Hainaut 3-1 
 3. Antwerp 3-2 
 4. Oostende 2-3 
 5. Charleroi 1-0 
 6. Verviers-Pep. 1-1 
 7. Gent 1-2 
 8. Liege 1-2 
 9. Leuven 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher HILL
  Charleroi
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hill, Charleroi21.0 
 2. Lojeski, Oostende18.6 
 3. Freeman, Verviers.18.5 
 4. Waters, Verviers.18.5 
 5. Broyles, Charleroi18.0 
 6. Wilson, Antwerp18.0 
 7. Lowhorn, Leuven17.7 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.0 
 9. Hilliard, Aalstar16.0 
 10. Agudio, Verviers.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Charleroi
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Greene, Charleroi11.0 
 2. Randle, Gent9.3 
 3. Emerson, Gent7.7 
 4. Gay, Verviers-Pep.7.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar7.0 
 6. Mejri, Antwerp6.6 
 7. Freeman, Verviers.6.5 
 8. Jackson, Verviers.6.5 
 9. Hilliard, Aalstar6.5 
 10. Thomas, Oostende6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Verviers-Pep.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Waters, Verviers.6.0 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut5.0 
 3. Riddick, Charleroi4.0 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi4.0 
 5. Burrell, Aalstar4.0 
 6. Mitchell, Oostende3.8 
 7. Johnson, Aalstar3.8 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven3.7 
 9. Green, Oostende3.4 
 10. Hopkins, Antwerp3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  M.Hainaut
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.8 
 2. Hill, Charleroi3.0 
 3. Jenkins, Liege2.7 
 4. Dagunduro, Leuven2.7 
 5. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 6. Rose, Gent2.3 
 7. Cage, M.Hainaut2.3 
 8. Hopkins, Antwerp2.2 
 9. Gay, Verviers-Pep.2.0 
 10. Mitchell, Oostende2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.2 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi2.0 
 3. Freeman, Verviers.2.0 
 4. Ebong, Oostende1.0 
 5. Broyles, Charleroi1.0 
 6. Johnson, Aalstar1.0 
 7. Faison, Oostende0.8 
 8. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 9. Randle, Gent0.7 
 10. Agudio, Verviers.0.5 


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  BRAZIL   


Franca hold off Bigua in Liga Sudamericana - by Eurobasket News
Franca - Bigua 80:77

Franca celebrated the second straight win in Liga Sudamericana. They toppled Bigua to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group A. The victory also sealed the next round birth for the Brazilian side. They will play against Boca Juniors for the top place in the group later tonight.
The hosts pulled ahead in the starting quarter. They earned a 23:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Bigua would not go away though. They stayed within striking distance in the second frame trailing by only 3 points at the interval 37:40. Franca stepped on the gas early in the second half. They triggered an 11:1 rally to pile up a 13-point advantage. Franca entered the final stanza up by ten points 59:49. But Bigua came back into the game. Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) and Carlos Meira helped the Uruguayan team to narrow the deficit at just two-point mark 69:71. However Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) hit a three-pointer to calm things down as Franca reached the win at the end.
Ricardo Probst (200-F/C-76, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 22 points and 10 rebounds. Marcio Dornelles added 21 points for Franca. Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) notched 28 points and 7 rebounds for Bigua. Elgrace Wilborn netted 14 points in the loss.

Franca: Ricardo Probst 22+10 boards, Marcio Dornelles 21, William Drudi (206-C/F-81) 12
Bigua: Emilio Taboada 28, Elgrace Wilborn 14



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  BRUNEI   


MONSTER TRIO NOTCHED BARRACUDAS FIRST VICTORY! - by Ozell Wells
Saturday, October 23, 2010, Jakarta
Monster performances by Chris Commons (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken) (204-F-84, college: USC Aiken), Christopher Garnett (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE) (211-C-80, college: Indiana SE) & Bryan Faundo (198-C-84) (198-C-84) powered Brunei Barracudas to edged Satria Muda BritAma 87 70 for their 1st victory of the AirAsia Asean Basketball League 2010/2011 season.

The Brunei Barracudas ended a-3-games losing streak and found its first win of Air ASEAN Basketball League 2010/2011 season. Barracudas crushed Satria Muda BritAma 87-70 in Britama Arena, Jakarta. For Satria Muda, this is a 2-games losing streak at home after failed to beat Chang Thailand Slammers in the previous game.

Barracudas were just up 15-14 at first quarter, 37-36 at halftime and dominated the next two quarters. The Barracudas led 59-50 at the end of third quarter before ended with big margin 87-70.

The presence of coach Geraldo Ramos gave Barracudas a big boost. They played well organized defense to limit the new Satria Muda big man, Antoine Broxsie (209-F-79, college: Oklahoma St.). Duo Chris Commons and Christopher Garnett gave Broxsie, Celedon Camaso, and Ronald Capati hard time to attack the basket.

In other side, the duo became nightmare in Satria Muda defense. Strong inside play from both players, with helped from Bryan Faundo, they scored most of Barracudas points of the game. Chris Commons scored 38 points, the highest of tha game. Christopher Garnett and Bryan Faundo each made double double. Christopher Garnett scored 16 points 21 rebounds and Bryan Faundo 16 points 17 rebounds.

Marcus Morrison scored 22 points for Satria Muda but he only managed to shoot 8/24 from the field. Broxsie had a double-double with 17 points 23 rebounds.

The Barracudas were 34/81 (42%) from field goal range and sank 6 of 24 (25%). They out-rebounded the hosts 55-44. Like the previous game it was a poor shooting night for Satria Muda as they went 23/79 (29%) from field-goal range and 8/32 from three-point range.

Bong said that he just had three session of practise with his team before facing Satria Muda.
'I just told the players my philosophy in basketball at first practise. Then I just organzing small things in offense so that they caan execute well. In my opinion if I can make the field goal up to 40 percents, we will win this game and actually my prediction is right,' said Bong after the game.

Bong watched Satria Muda played against Slammers last weekend. But he said he was not spying Satria Muda.
'Barracudas asked me to joint at Monday. I have some business to do last week,' he continued.
Chris Commons said the presence of Bong made the offense run well.

'It seems that I could score very easy but it wasn't just me. It's just my teammates helped me alot to get the open space to execute like the coach asked,' said Chris.

Satria Muda assistant coach Tri Adnyanaadi Lokatanaya said that the strategy didn't running well.

'We planned to make one of the Barracudas starters foul out by attacking straight to the basket individually. But they managed to escape the foul until the end of the game,' he said.
courtesy of ASEAN Basketball League


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  BULGARIA   


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


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  CANADA   


Raptors beat Knicks 108-103 in Montreal - by Eurobasket News
Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) scored 15 points, one of seven Toronto Raptors to reach double digits in a 108-103 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

Reggie Evans (203-F/C-80, college: Iowa), Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) and Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) each had 12 points for Toronto (4-4). DeMar DeRozan, Jose Calderon and Sonny Weems scored 11 each.

Amare Stoudemire (208-F-82, agency: Rogue Sports) scored 24 points for the Knicks (3-5), while Bill Walker (198-F-87, agency: N.E.T., college: Kansas St.) had 13 and Landry Fields and Raymond Felton each added 12.

Trailing 83-69 at the end of the third quarter, the Knicks cut the lead to 92-86 when Roger Mason hit a 3-pointer with 6:28 remaining.

But Julian Wright put the finishing touches on the Raptors' win with a couple of late dunks.

''I don't think we concentrated for the full 48 minutes, but I liked our effort out there,'' Raptors coach Jay Triano said. ''I think that's going to be the M.O. of this team, our second unit is going to give us energy and they did that tonight. I think that energy is going to make us a team that's going to make us tough to play against.''

The teams meet again in their season opener Wednesday in Toronto.

''Actually, I don't like that at all,'' Bargnani said. ''I don't think the schedule makes sense that you play the last game (of the preseason) and the first game that counts against the same team. But that's the schedule.''

Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler, sitting courtside, was among a sellout crowd of 22,114 on hand for the first NBA game held at the Bell Centre, which opened in 1996.

''I didn't realize that basketball was that popular here,'' Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. ''I think it's fantastic. The crowd was super, a lot of enthusiasm - it was good. It was fun to play here.''

Washington and Philadelphia met here in 1990 in the last NBA preseason game held at the old Montreal Forum.

Stoudemire scored 13 points in the first quarter, which saw both teams use their starters and ended with the Knicks trailing 27-26.

With both teams turning to their benches in the second quarter, Barbosa contributed 12 points to extend the Raptors' lead to 62-45 at the half.

''It's going to be a challenge and I'm willing to accept it,'' said Stoudemire, who left Phoenix to sign a $100 million deal with the Knicks. ''And I think also as a team we're willing to collaborate so we all really have to put forth the effort and get better every single night.''

Courtesy of http://msn.foxsports.com


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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP 2010, PLAY OFFS RESULTS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY - by Victor Garcia
Cangrejeros played very physical defense to defeat Bucaros in the second game of the series and tied it 1 -1, Bucaros felt the effort of play 5 games in 8 days and made a long travel to Cartagena, Cartagena took control of the game early thanks specially to a good night of Jorge Diaz that included 5 three pointers, in Bucaros Enielsen Guevara had limited minutes feeling some pain in its back, Cortes , Carter and Reyes keep trying to put the team in the game, but the effort was not enough, Cubillan and Monroe helped Diaz to keep the lead in the game.
The worst news for Bucaros are that the hard defense of Cangrejeros injured Russel Carter who will miss the remain of the playoffs.
Cangrejeros 92 J. Diaz 21 Pts, P. Cubilln 14 Pts.
Bucaros 76 D. Reyes 15 pts, D. Cortes 14 pts.
Series tied 1-1

Cucuta Norte had enough patiente to defeat the hard Piratas defensive and win the first game of the playoffs in Bogot, Tony Ruiz sent to the court a starting line up with Heberth Bayona and Chris Jackson together, and the first five positions of Cucuta finished with a internal pass to its big men, but Piratas reacts and the young point guard Gianluca Bacci took the lead of its team scoring the Piratas first six points.
Cucuta defense made a great job guarding David Harrison always changing in the screens close to the line and putting players into the passing lanes, Piratas collective effort keep the team close to the Cucuta norte that leads the game, in the second half Eleuterio Renteria and Edgar Moreno began to hurt Piratas but the black tam had answer with Harrison, Briones and Bacci, but the effort was expensive for Piratas and in the last 4 minutes the team began to make some turnovers that finished giving to Cucuta the victory.
Piratas 72 D. Harrison 24 Pts, G. Bacci 20 Pts.
Cucuta Norte 87 E. Renteria 18 Pts,
Cucuta Leads 0-1

Arrieros achieved its first victory in the playoffs defeating Fastbreak in Cali 88 69, again the power of the green offensive did not found and answer in the Calis team.
Fastbreak 69
Arrieros 88
Arrieros leads 0-1



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  CROATIA   


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. KK Split 3-0 
 2. Alkar Sinj 2-0 
 3. Borik 2-0 
 4. Kvarner 2010 2-1 
 5. Darda 1-2 
 6. Dubrovnik 1-2 
 7. Svjetlost 1-2 
 8. Trogir 1-2 
 9. Zabok 1-2 
 10. Dubrava 0-3 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO
 4. Zadar


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, Trogir18.3 
 4. Maric, Borik17.5 
 5. Vujcic, KK Split17.0 
 6. Radic, Alkar Sinj17.0 
 7. Ragsdale, Kvarner .16.7 
 8. Lucic, Dubrovnik15.5 
 9. Krapic, Zabok15.0 
 10. Basljan, Dubrava14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Dubrava
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bagaric, Dubrava11.0 
 2. Krapic, Zabok11.0 
 3. Vukicevic, Svjetlost9.0 
 4. Radic, Alkar Sinj9.0 
 5. Basljan, Dubrava7.0 
 6. Saric, Dubrava7.0 
 7. Perincic, Zabok7.0 
 8. Skific, Borik6.5 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split6.0 
 10. Bilobrk, Alkar Sinj6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josip BLAJIC
  Trogir
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Blajic, Trogir6.0 
 2. Sarac, Svjetlost5.0 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok5.0 
 4. Jugo, Kvarner 20104.7 
 5. Delas, Alkar Sinj4.0 
 6. Katic, KK Split4.0 
 7. Cosic, Svjetlost4.0 
 8. Subotic, KK Split3.5 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik3.5 
 10. Ragsdale, Kvarner .3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jure SKIFIC
  Borik
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Skific, Borik4.5 
 2. Jugo, Kvarner 20103.0 
 3. Swift, Darda2.7 
 4. Pavic, Borik2.5 
 5. Helbich, Svjetlost2.5 
 6. Ragsdale, Kvarner .2.3 
 7. Cakarun, Borik2.0 
 8. Bilobrk, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 9. Maric, Svjetlost2.0 
 10. Sarac, Svjetlost2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (205-F/C-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Saric, Dubrava2.5 
 2. Karac, Dubrovnik2.0 
 3. Vitali, Trogir2.0 
 4. Radic, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 5. Vukicevic, Svjetlost1.5 
 6. Sarlija, Borik1.5 
 7. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.3 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split1.0 
 9. Diminic, Trogir1.0 
 10. Najev, KK Split1.0 


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 7-0 
 2. Bakken 5-1 
 3. Horsens IC 4-1 
 4. Horsholm 4-1 
 5. SISU 4-3 
 6. Aabyhoj 3-3 
 7. Naestved 2-4 
 8. Amager BK 1-5 
 9. Vaerlose 0-5 
 10. Aalborg 0-7 


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Nerijus BRASAS
  Amager BK
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Brasas, Amager BK23.0 
 2. Johnson, Bakken20.3 
 3. Soltau, SISU20.0 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj19.5 
 5. Iversen, Svendborg18.9 
 6. Bak, Horsholm18.8 
 7. Claitt, Horsens IC18.0 
 8. McGinn, Aalborg17.7 
 9. Johansen, Naestved17.5 
 10. Roberts, Naestved17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lee ROBERTS
  Naestved
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Roberts, Naestved15.7 
 2. Falkner, Aalborg10.6 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj10.5 
 4. Johansen, Naestved8.5 
 5. Ba, Vaerlose8.2 
 6. Soltau, SISU8.0 
 7. Williams, Svendborg7.9 
 8. Iversen, Svendborg7.6 
 9. Hakanowitz, Horsh.7.6 
 10. Johnson, Bakken7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rickey CLAITT
  Horsens IC
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Claitt, Horsens IC7.0 
 2. Smedley, Naestved6.7 
 3. Burgess, Bakken4.8 
 4. Darboe, Svendborg4.3 
 5. Dennis, SISU3.4 
 6. Kristiansen, Aalborg3.4 
 7. Colman, Svendborg3.4 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken3.3 
 9. Dalboge, Aabyhoj3.2 
 10. Alili, Vaerlose3.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Naestved
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Smedley, Naestved2.7 
 2. Darboe, Svendborg2.6 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm2.4 
 4. Jukic, Aabyhoj2.3 
 5. Dennis, SISU2.3 
 6. Williams, Svendborg2.3 
 7. Burgess, Bakken2.2 
 8. Claitt, Horsens IC2.2 
 9. Roberts, Naestved2.2 
 10. Rutherford, SISU2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy BLACKMON
  Horsholm
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Blackmon, Horsholm2.7 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj2.3 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsholm1.3 
 4. McGinn, Aalborg1.2 
 5. Brown, SISU1.1 
 6. Smedley, Naestved1.0 
 7. Ba, Vaerlose0.8 
 8. Johnson, Bakken0.8 
 9. Roberts, Naestved0.8 
 10. Johansen, Naestved0.8 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Jackson invited to BayHawks camp - by Eurobasket News
Cedric Jackson (6'3''-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) is returning to Erie.

After a standout rookie season playing point guard for the BayHawks, Jackson has been invited to the team's training camp beginning Nov. 6.

Jackson, who received NBA call-ups from three teams last season, was part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' training camp before getting waived earlier this month.

The BayHawks also announced Friday they are inviting former Gannon standout forward Kyle Goldcamp and forward Nate Linhart. Goldcamp played for the BayHawks last season, while Linhart, a 6-foot 8-inch forward out of the University of Akron, played in Austria.

Linhart participated in Erie's open tryout in Cleveland earlier this month.

Courtesy of www.goerie.com


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  ECUADOR   


Boca Juniors too good for Mavort - by Eurobasket News
Boca Juniors - Mavort 108:83

Boca Juniors advanced into the next round of Liga Sudamericana. They outscored Mavort to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Boca Juniors will take on Franca tonight to play for the top position in the pool. Mavort will look for the initial victory when they take on Bigua today.
Boca Juniors did not give too many chances for their opponents in this one. The Argentinean team exploded with 30 points in the first term to earn a 12-point lead. Boca Juniors maintained the lead throughout the second stanza. They posted a comfortable 56:39 lead at the interval. Mavort shook off the sloppiness and worked hard in the third stanza. They narrowed the deficit at 14-point mark with ten minutes to go. But Boca Juniors delivered 28 points in the fourth quarter to rally to a confident success at the end. Mariano Fierro (201-F/C-86) notched 22 points to lead the winners. Juan Brussino (185-G-91) and Sebastian Vega (200-F-88) added 19 points each in the victory. Marcus Morgan (196-F-86, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) responded with 24 points for Mavort. Jonathan Morris (196-G-82, college: Seton Hall) had 19 points in defeat.

Boca Juniors: Mariano Fierro 22, Juan Brussino 19, Sebastian Vega 19
Mavort: Marcus Morgan 24, Jonathan Morris 19



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  ESTONIA   


Kitsing's 29 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
20-year old power forward Kristjan Kitsing (201-F/C-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 29 points adding nine rebounds for Kalev/Cramo in his team's victory, helping them to crush Parnu (#4, 2-1) with 24-point margin 100-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Kalev/Cramo to consolidate first place in the Estonian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Kalev/Cramo already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Kitsing had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kalev/Cramo's top player in his first season with the team. Kristjan Kitsing averages this season 10.6ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Reimo Tamm (185-G-84). He is international guard in his first season at Kalev/Cramo. In the last game Tamm recorded impressive 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course together with Kitsing he helped Kalev/Cramo with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Parnu (#4, 2-1) 100-76. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Kalev/Cramo 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. Tamm is a newcomer at Kalev/Cramo and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.4ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 4.4rpg and 4.4apg.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Rannar Raap (187-G/F-92) of KK Parnu (#4). Raap scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Raap's great performance Parnu lost 76-100 to #1 ranked Kalev/Cramo. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Parnu 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 1 lost games. Raap has a great season in Estonia. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.0ppg (best scorer) and assists with 2.7apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) of Kalev/Cramo - 22 points and 10 rebounds
5. Mihkel Kurg (191-G-87) of TTU/Kalev II - 20 points and 5 rebounds
6. Toomas Raadik (198-F-90) of Parnu - 20 points and 8 rebounds
7. Bambale Osby (203-F-86) of TTU/Kalev - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Joosep Toome (202-F-85) of Kalev/Cramo - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Anthony Brown (203-F-86) of Valga/CKE - 15 points and 12 rebounds


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  FINLAND   


Korisliiga Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
KTP - Kataja 85-75
KTP-Basket improved to 7-1 record on top beating Kataja 85:75. Sefton Barrett (196-F-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) erupted with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Fields Jerald chipped in 16. Kanervo Antti answered with 26 points for the guests and Fells Darren had 14 points and 11 boards.

Korihait - ToPo 84-56
UU-Korihait is with 5-3 record beating ToPo 84:56 on October 20th. James Reaves (203-F-82, college: Niagara) and Moore Nigel poured in 16 points each, while Jalonen Mikko followed them with 15. Richards Frank, Koivisto Mikko and Pounds Michael scored 10 points each in the losing effort.

LrNMKY - Pyrinto 54-67
LrNMKY lost to Pyrinto 54:67 at the start of the Regular Season Round 8. Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) produced 18 points and 10 boards for the winners and Niemi Jesse notched 12. Bailey Brant ended up with 21 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Honka - Karhu 92-99
Kauhajoen Karhu grabbed 5-3 record after the road 99:92 win over Honka. Vesa Makalainen (200-F-86) paced all the winners with 25 points and Allen John had 21 poinst and 9 rebounds. Wilson Jamar exploded with 34 points in defeat.

Salon Vilpas - Kouvot 55-79
Salon Vilpas lost to Kouvot 55:79 as the latter got 23 points from Walker. Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82) collected 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Vinson Durell had 12 points and 19 boards. Harris Dijuan posted 23 points in the losing case.

Tarmo - Namika Lahti 93-103
Namika Lahti grabbed 5-3 record after the road 103:93 win over Tarmo. Ryan Ayers (201-G-86, college: Notre Dame) paced all the winners with 22 points and Latimer Cedric added 21. Heard Jonathan and Young Jerrah scored 23 points each and combined for 24 rebounds.

Pyrinto - Honka 85-69
Tampereen Pyrinto tied their record at 4-4 beating Honka 85:69 on October 22nd. Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Purdue) top-scored for the winners with 23 points, while Damon Williams and Williams Antwine added 21 each. Wilson Jamar ended up with 22 points in defeat.




KORISLIIGA: KTP is rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 8: KTP (Kotka) is rolling. Tonight KTP defeated Kataja (Joensuu) by 10 points 85-75 (43-45). Sefton Barrett (196-F-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) was game MVP with 26 pts and 10 rbs. Jerald Fields (201-F-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 16 and Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-G/F-89) 12 pts for the hosts. KTP record is now 7-1. Kataja got only two points from the bench. Antti Kanervo (193-G/F-89) scored his season high 26 pts. Darren Fells (201-F/C-86, agency: Court Side) added 14 pts. KTP's only loss by now vs Torpan Pojat in Helsinki on Oct 6. Honka (Espoo) lost yesterday in Tampere vs Pyrinto 85-69 (41-30) and tonight Karhu (Kauhajoki) was stronger in Espoo 92-99 (50-56). Jamar Wilson (185-G-84, college: Albany) scored 22+34 pts for Honka. Vesa Makalainen (200-F-86) led Karhu with 25 pts. John Allen (194-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Seton Hall) netted 21 pts, Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) had again a double-double 17pts/11rbs and Sad Niskanen (198-F-88) scored 15 pts in 15:41 minutes.

Finnish 1st Division round 3 best performance: Tyrwone Still - by Eurobasket News
American forward Tyrwone Still (198-F-77, agency: GOTathletes) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Lapuan Korikobrat, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 33-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed Huima (1-2) with 26-point margin 88-62. Thanks to this victory Lapua moved-up to the 10th position in the Finnish 1st Division. Lapua 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 Still had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Lapua's top player in his first season with the team. Former West Virginia State University star has very solid stats this year. Still is in league's top in points (4th best: 23.3ppg), rebounds (6th best: 12.7rpg) and averages impressive 65.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Nathan Wilson (200-F-85) of Aanekosken Huima. Wilson had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Huima lost that game 62-88 to Lapua (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. Wilson is a newcomer at Huima, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Villematti Kopio (182-G-92) of Tapiolan Honka (#3). Kopio showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Kopio's great performance Honka lost 73-98 to #1 ranked FoKoPo. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Honka 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 1 lost games. Kopio has a great season in Finland. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.0apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rudolf Tejha Mua (201-G/F-80) of Kerava ET - 25 points and 13 rebounds
5. Derick Nelson (196-F-86) of Lapua - 18 points and 15 rebounds
6. Zach Ramey (191-F/G-81) of Ura Basket - 29 points and 6 rebounds
7. Arsene Towa (191-F-81) of Kerava ET - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. J'son Stamper (200-F/C-85) of LoKoKo - 25 points and 9 rebounds
9. Andre Foreman (198-F/G-69) of FoKoPo - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Tezarray Banks (206-F-82) of SayRi - 21 points and 15 rebounds


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


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Heard, Tarmo22.6 
 2. Wilson, Honka21.5 
 3. Bailey, LrNM.20.9 
 4. Barrett, KTP20.3 
 5. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 6. Ivey, KTP18.5 
 7. Ayers, Namika L.18.3 
 8. Moore, LrNM.17.9 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto17.3 
 10. Walker, Kouvot17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Wood, Karhu13.9 
 2. Young, Tarmo13.0 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto10.8 
 4. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.3 
 5. Vinson, Kouvot9.8 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot9.8 
 7. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.3 
 8. Belser, Honka9.3 
 9. Fells, Kataja9.0 
 10. Coleman, LrNM.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.4 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 3. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.1 
 4. Wood, Karhu3.8 
 5. Ivey, KTP3.6 
 6. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.6 
 7. Vuori, Namika Lahti3.3 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.3 
 9. Fields, KTP2.9 
 10. Middleton, Karhu2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Bojan SARCEVIC
  Korihait
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Sarcevic, Korihait2.3 
 2. Belser, Honka2.1 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo2.1 
 4. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 5. Fields, KTP2.0 
 6. Allen, Karhu2.0 
 7. Barrett, KTP1.9 
 8. Moore, Korihait1.9 
 9. Fells, Kataja1.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Heard, Tarmo1.1 
 2. Wood, Karhu1.0 
 3. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 4. Latimer, Namika Lahti0.9 
 5. Belser, Honka0.9 
 6. Middleton, Karhu0.8 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto0.8 
 8. Moore, LrNM.0.8 
 9. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 10. Young, Tarmo0.8 


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  FRANCE   


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


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Dijon 4-0 
 2. Evreux 4-0 
 3. Antibes 3-1 
 4. Lille 3-1 
 5. Nanterre 3-1 
 6. Rouen 3-1 
 7. St Vallier 3-1 
 8. Boulazac 2-2 
 9. Boulogne 2-2 
 10. Chalons-Reims 2-2 
 11. Fos Ouest 2-2 
 12. Bourg 1-3 
 13. Charleville 1-3 
 14. Clermont 1-3 
 15. Le Portel 1-3 
 16. Quimper 1-3 
 17. Maurienne 0-4 
 18. Nantes 0-4 


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Denain 8-0 
 2. Bordeaux 6-2 
 3. Blois 5-3 
 4. Brest 5-3 
 5. Sorgues 5-3 
 6. St Etienne 5-3 
 7. St Quentin 5-3 
 8. Angers BC 49 4-4 
 9. Challans 4-4 
 10. Denek 4-4 
 11. Get Vosges 4-4 
 12. St Chamond 4-4 
 13. AL Roche 3-5 
 14. Orchies 3-5 
 15. Souffel 3-5 
 16. Le Puy 2-6 
 17. Lievin 2-6 
 18. CFBB 0-8 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 19
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.19.0 
 2. Koffi, Le Mans19.0 
 3. Rivers, Roanne18.0 
 4. Bell, Orleans17.0 
 5. Bokolo, Gravelines17.0 
 6. Linehan, Nancy17.0 
 7. Hamilton, Paris-.16.0 
 8. Reynolds, Orleans15.0 
 9. Massie, Limoges15.0 
 10. Albicy, Paris-Le.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Akingbala, Nancy15.0 
 2. Koffi, Le Mans12.0 
 3. Darden, Nancy10.7 
 4. Issa, Gravelines9.7 
 5. Jones, Le Havre8.7 
 6. Massie, Limoges8.3 
 7. Smith, Orleans8.0 
 8. Washam, Hyeres-T.7.7 
 9. McCord, Strasbourg7.7 
 10. Elegar, Vichy7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Reid, Vichy7.3 
 2. Albicy, Paris-Le.7.0 
 3. Diabate, Roanne7.0 
 4. Wright, Limoges6.7 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 6. Jeanneau, Stras.5.7 
 7. Bokolo, Gravelines5.7 
 8. King, Le Havre5.3 
 9. Sciarra, Pau-Lacq.5.3 
 10. Schilb, Chalon5.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Linehan, Nancy5.0 
 2. Smith, Orleans3.0 
 3. Diabate, Roanne2.7 
 4. Pasco, Strasbourg2.7 
 5. Vassallo, AS.2.5 
 6. Washam, Hyeres-T.2.3 
 7. Evtimov, Chalon2.3 
 8. Gunn, Poitierarleys2.3 
 9. Hawkins, Stras.2.3 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelines2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Alain KOFFI
  Le Mans
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Koffi, Le Mans2.3 
 2. Elegar, Vichy2.0 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 4. Vebobe, Cholet1.5 
 5. Darden, Nancy1.3 
 6. Badiane, Poitiera.1.3 
 7. Gelabale, AS.1.3 
 8. Hammonds, AS.1.3 
 9. Issa, Gravelines1.0 
 10. Yango, Paris-Le.1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Drake REED
  Evreux
  (196-F-87)
  Avg: 19
 1. Reed, Evreux19.0 
 2. Sneed, Maurienne18.5 
 3. Watson, Evreux18.3 
 4. Barnette, Lille18.3 
 5. Cummard, Fos Ouest17.8 
 6. Monroe, Boulogne17.3 
 7. Milbourne, Boulogne17.0 
 8. Siggers, Rouen17.0 
 9. Bassett, Clermont16.8 
 10. Daniels, Nanterre16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Barber, Nantes11.0 
 2. Rouse, Charleville10.5 
 3. Badiane, Boulazac10.3 
 4. Giles, Rouen9.8 
 5. Massot, Antibes9.3 
 6. Sonko, Maurienne8.8 
 7. Campbell, Le Portel8.8 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac8.5 
 9. Daniels, Nanterre8.3 
 10. Daniels, Chalons-.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Da Silva, Evreux7.8 
 2. Williams, Le Portel6.8 
 3. McIntosh, Boulazac6.3 
 4. Mullins, Chalons-.5.5 
 5. Ingram, Antibes5.3 
 6. Shiloh, St Vallier5.0 
 7. Morlende, Charleville4.5 
 8. Taylor, Rouen4.3 
 9. Hachad, Fos Ouest4.0 
 10. Denave, St Vallier4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Philippe HAQUET
  Fos Ouest
  (199-F-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Haquet, Fos Ouest7.0 
 2. Da Silva, Evreux4.0 
 3. Siggers, Rouen3.5 
 4. Patiejunas, Boulo.3.0 
 5. Shiloh, St Vallier3.0 
 6. Harris, Lille2.8 
 7. Daniels, Chalons-.2.8 
 8. Craven, Dijon2.8 
 9. Watson, Evreux2.5 
 10. Bengaber, Antibes2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron CEL
  Nantes
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Cel, Nantes1.5 
 2. N''Diaye, Clermont1.5 
 3. Monds, Bourg1.3 
 4. Badiane, Boulazac1.0 
 5. Diakite, Chalons-.1.0 
 6. Barber, Nantes1.0 
 7. James, Bourg1.0 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac1.0 
 9. Gay, Fos Ouest1.0 
 10. Adjiwanou, Boula.1.0 


NM1 Round: 8 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Brest - Denain 73-76
Denain stays No.1 in the league with perfect 8-0 record. Boakai Lalugba (200-F/C-81, agency: Court Side, college: Bucknell) shined for the guests tonight with double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds (valuation 27). Brest (5-3) got 17 points, 5 rebs and 7 assists from Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84).

Blois - Bordeaux 84-90
Sixth victory of the season for Bordeaux, whose leading player today was John Ford (207-C-78, college: Colorado St.). He spent 35 minutes on the court collecting 26 points and 10 rebounds (valuation 31). Johan Blot (198-F-75) shined for the hosts with 31 pts and 7 rebs.

St Chamond - Souffel 81-72
Jean-Paul LanduBongo (187-G-85) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points and 6 assists. Alain Laroche (198-F-83, college: N.Florida) followed him with 15 points and 5 boards. In defeat, Jeremy Tschamber (192-G-84) delivered 16 pts. Both teams had 3-4 record before this meeting.

Orchy - Le Puy 70-69
Thriller win for Orchy, who joined Roche and Souffel with 3-5 record. Emilien Barbry (188-G-83) shined for the hosts with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guillaume Sene (197-G/F-86) delivered 11 points in defeat.

St Etienne - Roche 70-77
Roche surprised St Etienne improving to 3-5 record in NM1. Wayne Morris (198-F-77, college: Shippensburg) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds in victory. The hosts got 22 points and 10 rebs from Lavar Simmons (201-F/C-83, college: Master's).

CFBB - Get Vosges 60-81
Get Vosges cruised past CFBB on the road for 4-4 record in NM1. Zach Gourde (205-C-80, college: Gonzaga) top-scored for the winners with 19 points. Anthony Racine (188-G-94) collected 20 points in defeat.

Angers BC 49 - Sorgues 76-69
Tony Ramphort (176-G-82) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and he handed out 7 assists beside that. Damien Griffin (203-C/F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Mountain St.) also was great and he was the MVP of this meeting (valuation 38, 22 points, 17 rebs). In Sorgues, Xavier Pasut (200-C-84) collected 15 pts and 10 rebs.

Challans - Lievin 80-66
Challans was better than Lievin improving to 4-4 in NM1. Mathieu Boutry (201-F/C-78) was the leading player in victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Marcus Allen (201-F-87, college: Jacksonville) collected 16 points and 8 boards.

Denek - St Quentin 92-69
Denek had an easy job against St Quentin registering fourth victory of the season. Cedric Mansare (196-F-85) and Larry Blair (183-G-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Liberty) netted 24 and 22 points respectively for the hosts. Dejan Sencanski (198-F-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Abil.Christian) (7 rebs) and Julien Lesieu (199-F-83) posted 24 pts each in defeat.


ProB Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Dijon - Lille 70-55
Dijon kept the perfect score after 70-55 home win against Lille. Errick Craven (188-G-83, college: USC) stepped up for the hosts with 21 points and 5 assists. He was the MVP of this game with valuation 30. In the loosing squad, Andre Harris (201-F/C-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) scored 13 pts.

Rouen - St Vallier 89-70
Rouen was too strong for St Vallier improving to 3-1 record in ProB. Ronnie Taylor (188-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) shined for the hosts with 22 points and 9 assists. David Denave (195-G-85) delivered 17 points in defeat.

Quimper - Bourg 80-73
First victory of the season for Quimper. Aurelien Toto N'Kote (194-F-79) was the leading player in win with 27 points. Marvin Jefferson (206-C-86, college: Idaho) also was great adding 22 points and 11 rebs. In defeat, Ibrahima Koma (204-F/C-87, college: Argenteuil) and Angelo Tsagarakis (190-G-84) netted 14 pts each.

Antibes - Boulazac 84-81
3-1 for Antibes and 2-2 for Boulazac after this meeting. The hosts had five players with double-digits in scoring. The leading one was Steeve Ho You Fat (201-F-88) with 17 pts. For the guests, Amadi McKenzie (201-F-86) exploded with 26 points and 14 rebs.

Nantes - Nanterre 61-86
Nanterre cruised past Nantes moving up to 3-1 in ProB. Mykal Riley (198-F-85, college: Alabama) was a key player for the guests with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Aaron Cel (203-F-87) collected 17 points and 9 boards for the hosts.

Charleville - Le Portel 82-75
Charleville was better than Le Portel, so both teams have 1-3 record now. Corey Rouse (203-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: E.Carolina) shined for the hosts with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Jonathan McClark (200-F-77, college: Rider) (10 rebs) and Kris Morlende (183-G-79) (6 rebs, 7 as) added 16 points each. In Le Portel, Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) had 25 points and 6 rebs.

Clermont - Evreux 99-104
Evreux outgunned Clermont on the road 99-104 for perfect 4-0 record in the league. Drake Reed (196-F-87, college: Austin Peay St.) exploded with 31 points and 8 rebounds, while Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) followed him with 26 pts. In Clermont, Dreke Bouldin (202-G/F-80, college: Fresno St.) collected 32 pts and 6 boards.

Boulogne - Maurienne 80-74
2-2 for Boulgone and 0-4 for Maurienne after this game. Landon Milbourne (201-F-87, college: Maryland) was on fire in victory scoring 25 points. Tony Stanley (192-G-77, college: Dayton) helped with 18 points and 7 boards. In Maurienne, Dillion Sneed (203-C-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) collected 24 points and 6 rebs.

Chalons-Reims - Fos Ouest 91-73
Easy one for Challon, who improved to 2-2 in the league. Gary Chathuant (196-F/G-83) was in a game mood for the hosts collecting 21 points. Mohamed Hachad (194-G-83, college: Northwestern) had 14 points and 7 rebounds in defeat, and his team also has 2-2 now.


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Blair, Denek22.0 
 2. Blot, Blois18.8 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest18.0 
 4. Laroche, St Ch.17.6 
 5. Driss, Bordeaux16.8 
 6. James, Challans16.7 
 7. Lesieu, St Quentin16.5 
 8. Lalugba, Denain15.6 
 9. Ford, Bordeaux15.3 
 10. Disy, Roche15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  Blois
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Grimm, Blois10.0 
 2. Griffin, Angers B.9.4 
 3. Simmons, St Et.9.4 
 4. Hoard, Lievin9.1 
 5. Boutry, Challans8.4 
 6. Alingue, Souffel8.1 
 7. Ipouck, Le Puy7.9 
 8. Traore, Angers B.7.8 
 9. Boutry, Challans7.8 
 10. Doreau, Brest7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Brochard, Blois5.8 
 2. Cortey, Le Puy4.5 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux4.3 
 4. Barbry, Orchy4.2 
 5. Sauret, Denain4.1 
 6. Thomas, St Etienne4.1 
 7. Tillon, St Chamond4.1 
 8. Ramphort, Angers B.3.9 
 9. Darrigand, Bordeaux3.8 
 10. Sulpice, Angers B.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Blair, Denek2.6 
 2. Neri, Roche2.4 
 3. Sauret, Denain2.1 
 4. Thinon, Sorgues2.0 
 5. Driss, Bordeaux2.0 
 6. Strong, Get Vosges2.0 
 7. Calvez, Denek1.9 
 8. Beugnot, St Ch.1.9 
 9. Roberts, Brest1.9 
 10. El Amrani, St Et.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ford, Bordeaux2.3 
 2. Traore, Angers B.2.0 
 3. Rinna, St Chamond1.5 
 4. Roberts, Brest1.4 
 5. Gourde, Get Vosges1.4 
 6. Alingue, Souffel1.4 
 7. Ipouck, Le Puy1.3 
 8. Pasut, Sorgues1.1 
 9. Griffin, Angers B.1.0 
 10. Sencanski, St Qu.1.0 


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Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Pregame Thoughts To Telekom Baskets Bonn Game October 24th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 27 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. In 2008-2009 for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. He spoke to eurobasket after the loss in Goettingen. Last season, he played 33 games: 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 72.9%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Telekom Baskets Bonn on October 24th.

Phoenix Hagen has 9 days rest between the Bremerhaven and Bonn games. What has been the most important thing the club has achieved in this time besides some extra rest between games?


We just focused on the things that we have been struggling with. The rest was much needed also with a couple of players being banged up.


Phoenix Hagen got smacked in Bonn last season. With the good start that the team has had there seem to be realistic chances to win. Would Bonn been as strong as last season had they not had injuries?


I think they would be. Right now with the injuries they lack the depth that they need right now.

What has been the main focus in practice this week?


The main focus this week has been planning for Bonn and getting better as a team.


The Telekom Baskets started off very slow this season at 1-3. Is this more because of their injuries or because the league is even tighter now?


It is a combination of both. A lack of depth forces players to play extra minutes. Over the course of the game it wears you down. The league is a lot deeper this season. Any given night anyone can win.

The two elder statesmen on the team are Bernd Kruel and Edward Seward. How does the advice of a German and American combined help the team further?


It is great having both of them. They have been playing over here for a while and have seen everything here. Anytime they are giving advice we listen because they have a lot of knowledge about it.


Which Phoenix Hagen player has impressed you the most in the first four games?


I would say all the newcomers. No one came in with an ego. We all have meshed well and have great team chemistry on and off the court.


Are the two key guys to stop Nic Wise and Chris Ensminger? How do you stop them best?


I would say so because they are the playmaker and post threat on the team. We just have to make it tough for them and give them nothing easy.


What will be key in winning this road game?

We have to continue to play as a team, hustle and compete for 40 minutes.



What is the most entertaining story that coach Ingo Freyer has told the team about his days as a professional basketball player in Germany?


He hasn't really told us any stories about his playing days.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Friday After Next!!!

Thanks Quentin for the chat.




Danny Gibson (BBC Bayreuth) Pregame Thoughts To Alba Berlin Game October 24th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: S.Indiana) is a 26 year old 180cm point guard from Madison, Indiana wo is playing his first season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Olney Central JC (NJCAA) from 2002-2004. From 2004-2006, he played at Southern Indiana (NCAA2).In his senior year, he played games: 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3Pts: 40.6%, FT: 76.8%. In 2006-2007, he played for tue NVV Lions Moenchengladbach averaging 22,1ppg, 4,0rpg, 5,1apg and 1,7spg. In 2007-2008, he played the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. Last season, he led tue Dutch league in scoring and played for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against Alba Berlin on October 24th.


A tough 92-66 loss against the Artland Drgaons. How dissappointing was this loss and why did BBC Bayreuth collapse in the second half?


It was very disappointing to lose like that on our home court. I think our defensive effort was really lacking in the second half.

How was the duel against Tyrese Rice? What impressed you most baout his game?

Its always nice to go up against some of the best point guards in the BBL.

What has BBC Bayreuth been focusing on in practice this week?

We have been working on our team defensive and taking care of the ball.

BBC Bayreuth has a 1-4 start. The team is strong on paper, but what is the team missing the most at moment?

With this team, it really comes down to defense. When we start playing defense as a team, we will start winning games.

8 time BEKO BBL champion Alba Berlin arrive on Sunday for a clash against BBC Bayreuth. Do you get an extra energy when you play a team like this?

Every team in the BBL is good. Therefore, you need that kind of energy against every team when you step on the court.

Alba Berlin may be stronger on paper, but I still think that BBC Bayreuth matches up pretty well. What will be key in stopping Berlin?

Transition defense, rebounding and taking care of the ball are key.

A real interesting and exciting matchup could be Immanuel Mcelroy-Marcus Ginyard. Perhaps the two best defenders in the BEKO BBL head to head. How much of a factor will defense play in this game?

Defense is a huge factor and I think it will decide the outcome of the game.

You will go up against Hollis Price who won the bEKO BBL title in 2006. How do you usually prepare mentaly and physically for the opponents top point guard?

I watch a lot of film on them and try to take away what they like to do best and make everything they do as hard for them as possible.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Mr. Brooks


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Jevohn SHEPHERD
  Osnabrueck
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Shepherd, Osnab.24.5 
 2. Burnette, Osnab.22.0 
 3. Harbut, Chemnitz21.5 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel21.4 
 5. Gause, Freiburg21.0 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim20.0 
 7. Wallace, B.Mue.20.0 
 8. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau18.8 
 9. Fuller, Crailsheim17.8 
 10. Mendez, Heidelberg17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.12.2 
 2. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau10.6 
 3. Mendez, Heidelberg10.0 
 4. Shaw, Chemnitz8.8 
 5. Watts, SOBA D.8.6 
 6. Black, Karlsruhe8.4 
 7. Yearby, Cuxhaven8.4 
 8. Schoo, Heidelberg8.3 
 9. Hill, Jena8.3 
 10. Henry, Hannover8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim6.6 
 2. Barth, Heidelberg6.3 
 3. Burnette, Osnab.5.8 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel5.6 
 5. Zazai, Chemnitz5.0 
 6. Lowery, Braves5.0 
 7. Johnson, Hannover5.0 
 8. Larsen, SOBA D.4.8 
 9. Wallace, B.Mue.4.5 
 10. Gause, Freiburg4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.0 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz3.0 
 3. Gause, Freiburg2.5 
 4. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.2 
 5. Scott, Kirchheim2.2 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen2.0 
 7. Heindel, Freiburg2.0 
 8. Turnbull, Hannover1.8 
 9. Roemer, Webmoebel1.8 
 10. Burnette, Osnab.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Deilvez YEARBY
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.4 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg2.0 
 3. Fuller, Crailsheim1.6 
 4. Oehle, Braves1.5 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.4 
 6. Greene, B.Muenchen1.0 
 7. De Michael, Kirchheim1.0 
 8. Smallwood, Cuxha.1.0 
 9. Lowery, Braves1.0 
 10. Harbut, Chemnitz1.0 


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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Osnabrueck 5-0 
 2. B.Muenchen 4-0 
 3. Kirchheim 4-1 
 4. Wuerzburg B. 4-1 
 5. Braves 3-2 
 6. Crailsheim 3-2 
 7. Hannover 3-2 
 8. Chemnitz 2-2 
 9. Cuxhaven 2-3 
 10. Jena 2-3 
 11. Karlsruhe 2-3 
 12. Freiburg 1-3 
 13. Heidelberg 1-3 
 14. SOBA Dragons 1-4 
 15. Webmoebel 1-4 
 16. ETB Wohnbau 0-5 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 5-0 
 2. Herten 4-1 
 3. Stahnsdorf 3-1 
 4. Vechta 3-2 
 5. Bayer Giants 2-2 
 6. Wulfen 2-2 
 7. ALBA Berlin II 2-3 
 8. Leipzig 2-3 
 9. Rist-Wedel 2-3 
 10. SU Medien 1-3 
 11. Bernau 1-4 
 12. Wolfenbuettel 1-4 
Group South
 1. L.Baeren 5-0 
 2. NBC 4-0 
 3. Leitershofen 4-1 
 4. Ehingen 3-1 
 5. Langen 3-2 
 6. BG Illertal 2-2 
 7. TSV Troester 2-2 
 8. Gotha 1-3 
 9. Schwenningen 1-3 
 10. Dt.Bank SKY II 1-4 
 11. Konstanz 1-4 
 12. Giessen 0-5 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Jerome TILLMAN
  MBC
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Tillman, MBC18.5 
 2. Peacock, LTi 46ers18.2 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen17.3 
 4. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.0 
 5. Bryant, ratiopharm15.8 
 6. Joyce, TBB Trier15.7 
 7. Harris, EnBW L.15.5 
 8. Famutimi, Duesseldorf15.5 
 9. Callahan, Bremerha.15.4 
 10. Wise, Telekom B.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.2 
 2. Dragicevic, ALBA10.0 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.6 
 4. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 5. Pleiss, Brose B.8.3 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms7.0 
 7. Stevic, EWE B.7.0 
 8. Moye, Dt.7.0 
 9. Seward, Phoenix .7.0 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.8 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.2 
 3. Jordan, MBC5.0 
 4. Dragicevic, ALBA5.0 
 5. Copeland, Bremerha.4.8 
 6. Dorris, Phoenix .4.5 
 7. Campbell, EWE B.4.3 
 8. Jacobsen, Brose B.4.3 
 9. Joyce, TBB Trier4.0 
 10. McElroy, AL.4.0 
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. Wise, Telekom B.2.0 
 4. Pryor, Phoenix .2.0 
 5. Bernard, MBC2.0 
 6. Campbell, Telekom B.1.8 
 7. Tatum, Duesseldorf1.8 
 8. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.8 
 9. Tyndale, Telek.1.7 
 10. Marinovic, ALBA1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tadija DRAGICEVIC
  ALBA
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dragicevic, ALBA2.5 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.3 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.2.0 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.8 
 5. Evans, TBB Trier1.7 
 6. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.7 
 7. Reiner, Bayreuth1.4 
 8. Goree, NY Phantoms1.3 
 9. Scott, Goettingen1.3 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.2 


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Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 1-0 
 2. E.K. Kavalas 1-0 
 3. Olympiakos 1-0 
 4. AEK 0-0 
 5. Ikaros K. 0-0 
 6. Iraklis 0-0 
 7. Marousi BC 0-0 
 8. Panellinios 0-0 
 9. Panionios 0-0 
 10. Peristeri GS 0-0 
 11. VAP Kolossos 0-0 
 12. Aris 0-1 
 13. Ilysiakos 0-1 
 14. PAOK 0-1 


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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. GasTerra F. 6-0 
 2. ZZ Leiden 4-1 
 3. Eiff.Towers 3-1 
 4. ABC 3-3 
 5. Landstede 3-3 
 6. Magixx 3-3 
 7. Upstairs Weert 3-3 
 8. DeFriesland 2-4 
 9. Giants 1-4 
 10. Rotterdam 0-6 


Arvin Slagter signs with ZZ Leiden - by Fred Roggen
Former WCAA Giants star and Dutch NT-player Arvin Slagter (190-G-85) signed a one-year deal with ZZ Leiden yesterday, choosing the relative security of a home opportunity over the uncertainty of finding a team somewhere in Europe. He takes the spot of Ryan Anderson who was sent away.
Including the playoffs, Arvin Slagter played 268 games in the Dutch league so far. He made 2087 points and had 859 assists. He debuted on August 24, 2006 in the Dutch National team, and played 40 games so far for the Dutch NT and made 325 points.


Rinus de Jong Basketball Invitational 2010 - by Fred Roggen
From December 28 until December 30, the Maaspoort Sports & Events in Den Bosch will be again a basketball temple for awhile. Then there be held for the first time, a tournament for boys' teams, to which top teams from across Europe take part. In this sense, the three-day tournament is unique for the Netherlands, and now even highly regarded in Europe. The tournament is named after Rinus de Jong, the man who from 1971 to 1993 was chairman of EBBC and during that period led to the club to the European Top.
The tournament is an initiative of a group of volunteers that comes out of the basketball society of Den Bosch. The local clubs EBBC, The Black Eagles and EiffelTowers Den Bosch embrace the initiative. The Eiffel Towers in the tournament represented by its U-18 and U-20 league teams, sees the tournament as a unique opportunity to test their talents with the absolute top of European youth basketball.



Russia n' Sweden - by Matt Bauscher
The past 36 days since my last blog have gone by like an hour on Facebook (yeah EVERYBODY who has a facebook account is shaking their heads right now). We had our Euroleague qualifier, played 5 league games and took a team bonding trip to Stockholm, Sweden. I have people tell me all the time, 'do you realize how lucky you are?' To me winning the lottery or marrying Megan Fox is lucky- it's a one and ten million chance- not working hard for 20 yrs and becoming a pro. However, after doing a little research only 0.01% of basketball players will make it professionally...okay maybe lucky is the right word.

For the many who don't understand the differences between euro-league, euro-cup and euro-challenge. The best 24 teams in all of Europe compete in EL. These teams can have budgets surpassing tens of millions and individual players making well over six figures per MONTH. 22 teams were already penciled in and we were 1 of 16 teams given a chance for those last 2 spots. We were matched up with Unics Kazan, Russia. The two major things they had on us was experience and size. They have 5 players over 33 years old, we have 0 over 30. They have four guys over 6'10 (one being 7'7) to our zero. We knew it was going to be a difficult test that would include a home game on Tuesday and a road game in Unics Kazan on Friday. Playing at the EL level is something every overseas player strives for. The game at home went back and forth- until they gained a lead on is in the third quarter. We ended up losing the game by 12. Normally you wouldn't think how many points you lose by matters...but with this the point difference determines who advances- meaning we would need to win by 13 in Russia to advance. Six hours after the game (4AM-Wednesday), we jumped on a bus to Hamburg, Germany where we would fly to Moscow and then Unics Kazan. About 17 hours later we had arrived in our hotel in Unics Kazan.

It's hard to describe Russia without experiencing it for yourself, but I'll tell you this... it reminded me how FAR from home I was. I never really get that feeling in Holland, but Russia was a different story. The city has 1.2 million people our long winded tour guide would remind us a half dozen times. NOBODY really spoke English in Unics Kazan and I mean they didn't know words like 'food' or 'party'. Attractive girls would be a theme on this trip, everywhere we went we saw the women all dressed up to impress. Even the ugly girls carried themselves like high class hot ones. It's almost like their society is set up for the women to really take care of themselves so they can marry a successful man...bad part for them is the Russian men we saw weren't going to be posing in GQ anytime soon. I never in a million years would have thought I'd travel to Russia- sometimes I can't help but pinch myself to make sure this is real life.

The game in Unics Kazan we would play much better, even taking the lead in the 3rd quarter. Being up by 1 however meant that we were down by 12. Eventually they once again pulled away with some timely shots and we had lost the series. Two of our supportive fans actually made the long journey to Unics Kazan, something that was not only time consuming but also very expensive. The loss means we are competing in EC this season. After the top 24 EL teams, the next best 32 teams play in EC- which includes teams in top division Spain, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, etc. Our draw came out last week and we will have a home n' home series with Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey); Bennet Cantu (Italy) and Panellinios Athens (Athens, Greece). We couldn't help but get excited knowing we get to compete against some of the best teams in Europe and the ideal locations was icing on the cake.

Coach sensed how hard we had been working since August and gave us the only free weekend we will have until Christmas. We all used this as a chance to explore beautiful Europe. J-El, John Turek (205-F/C-83, college: Nebraska) and Henry all took their families to different parts of Germany. The remaining 9 of us booked flights to Stockholm, Sweden...however Aron hurt his hamstring two days before leaving which meant he couldn't go. The trip would be eventful to say the least. We left our apartments at 2am for a 730am flight outta Brussels, Belgium- your probably asking WHY we flew out of Brussels, good question will NEVER do it again. Our flights were only $50 euros round-trip, but believe me YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

We booked our flights to Stockholm not expecting much but we knew anywhere we went with this crowd was bound to be a great time. It was the cleanest city I've ever been to. The people were extremely friendly to us and spoke very solid English. It was also the most expensive city I've ever been in- more than even Paris, London or New York. For lunch one day I had beef pasta, bread and a vitamin water and it was $33 dollars. Magazines at 7-Elven were $14, vodka red bull was $19, Robby spent $70 on a taxi ride less than 2 miles...however the trip was worth every penny. We toured a church that was built over 700 years ago...things like this are hard to fathom. The water surrounding the city left us speechless, at moments all 8 of us were dead silent just starring and taking it in.

48 hours later the trip was over and it was time to get back to Groningen to take care of business. We had home games Tuesday and Thursday...coming out victorious in each of them. We are 5-0 in league so far with a game in Amsterdam tomorrow night. I talked to a friend on Skype the other day for the first time in a month....they asked 'how you been the past month, what have you done?' I nonchalantly replied, 'things are going good, went to Russia for a game, just got back from Sweden...we are undefeated in league so far.' They looked at me and said three words, 'I. Hate. You.'


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Brian LAING
  Magixx
  (195-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Laing, Magixx19.0 
 2. Stokes, BS Weert18.0 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.4 
 4. Voorn, ABC17.3 
 5. Kimbrough, Giants16.8 
 6. Marshall, Lands.16.3 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden16.0 
 8. Humphrey, Magixx15.8 
 9. Jansen, Eiff.Tow.15.8 
 10. Brown, DeFriesland15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam10.5 
 2. de Randamie, ABC9.8 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.9.5 
 4. Koenis, Giants9.0 
 5. McDermott, Magixx8.7 
 6. Griffin, Giants8.6 
 7. Boxley, ZZ Leiden8.6 
 8. Hamm, BS Weert8.6 
 9. Sanchez, DeFriesl.8.5 
 10. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.7.3 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants5.8 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.5.2 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden4.8 
 5. Boxley, ZZ Leiden4.4 
 6. Stokes, BS Weert4.0 
 7. Theeuwkens, Giants4.0 
 8. Marshall, Lands.3.8 
 9. Bostain, GasTerra.3.8 
 10. Williams, DeFriesland3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jesse KIMBROUGH
  Giants
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Kimbrough, Giants3.4 
 2. Taylor, Magixx3.0 
 3. Turner, Eiff.Tow.2.8 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.8 
 5. McDermott, Magixx2.7 
 6. Kherrazi, ABC2.3 
 7. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.2 
 8. Van der Kamp, Lands.2.2 
 9. Bostain, GasTerra.2.0 
 10. Jones, Rotterdam2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiff.Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Aarts, Eiff.Towers3.3 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.8 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 4. McDermott, Magixx1.3 
 5. van der List, Eiff.T.1.0 
 6. Hamm, BS Weert0.8 
 7. Chitwood, DeFriesland0.8 
 8. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 9. Turek, GasTerra F.0.8 
 10. Bekkering, GasTerra.0.8 


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  HUNGARY   


Round 4 - by Balazs Radics
FALCO-SZOVA KC SZOMBATHELY - MJUS-FORTRESS KORMEND 65-69 (11-21, 25-14, 12-17, 17-17)
SZOMBATHELY: KALMAN 17, Gilbert 15/6, Pankar, Gosa 4, ALIAKSZEJEV 18, Harazin 4, Simon L. 5/3, Szanati 2, Hajmasy, Will. Head Coach: Nikola Lazics
KORMEND: Rujak 4, Ferencz 5/3, MOORE 16/3, BELL 23/9, David 4, Fodor G. 3/3, NEMETH 8, Davis 6, Boldizsar, Hegedus. HC: Sabali Balazs

PECSI VSK-PANNONPOWER - ZALAKERMIA-ZTE KK 80-89 (22-24, 22-25, 20-24, 16-16)
PECS: GLAVINICS 15/3, El-Amin 14/6, Deak 11/9, Eilingsfeld 6, EGEMONYE 21, Kiss K., Gemes 2, Toth N. 6, Kovacs P. 2, Hosszu 3/3. HC: Ivica Mavrenszki
ZALAEGERSZEG: L. WILLIAMS 15/6, VOJVODA 27/18, KAMAN 21/9, K. Wilson 10/6, Toth A. 13, Gaspar 1, Toth Ge. 2, Baki. HC: Volgyi Peter

MARSO-VAGEP NYIREGYHAZA KK - KONECRANES SALGOTARJANI KSE 121-84 (24-21, 27-21, 38-22, 32-20)
NYIREGYHAZA: SAVIC 15/3, Sztojakovics 16/3, MARSHALL 22, Sitku 20/6, LEKLI 18, MOHACSI 9/6, Szarvas 10/3, Nagy K. 2, Siska 5/3, Polyak, Czinger, Pavlovics V. 4. HC: Ferenczi Tams
SALGOTARJAN: Jarvis 20/9, Balaton 6, SEBOK 18/3, Hartvich 4, Vavra A. 16, Koma 13, Kocsis T., Ughy 3/3, Kiss K. 3/3, Gal K. 1. HC: Szajer Jozsef

T.O.M. CONTROLL-KECSKEMET KSE - ATOMEROMU SE 66-77 (14-22, 25-10, 13-23, 14-22)
KECSKEMET: La Grange 4, WITTMANN 14/6, Denes 8/6, Orsulic 7/3, Bencze 9, Csorvasi 7, Lakatos 2, SIRISCEVIC 15/6, Cseh. HC: Sztojan Ivkovics
PAKS: Jan Pavlik (186-G-78, agency: Court Side) 26/18, HODGES 13/9, Meszaros Z. 3, Johnson 11, SALES 15, Kovacs A. 7/3, Kortelyesi 2, Farago, Morgen. HC: Horvath Imre

SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK - ALBACOMP 74-64 (13-11, 20-14, 20-25, 21-14)
SZOLNOK: Trotter 13, HORVATH A. 21/12, Budimir 6/3, Clark 2, BADER 15/3., Vesztergom 1, TREPAK 13/3, Fodor M. 3/3, Grebenar. HC: Por Peter
ALBACOMP: Simon B. 6, Hanga 5, CROCKER 22/9, Keller A. 4, Jones 9, HOLLIS 12/3 Bodi 6/6. HC: Dzunics Braniszlav




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


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rashad BELL
  Kormend
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 23
 1. Bell, Kormend23.0 
 2. Jarvis, Salgotarjani21.5 
 3. Mekongo, FS Debre.20.5 
 4. Sales, Atomeromu20.3 
 5. Marshall, Marso-Va.19.8 
 6. Stojakovic, Marso-Va.19.3 
 7. Pavlik, Atomeromu19.3 
 8. Kaman, ZTE K.19.0 
 9. Cunningham, Kapos.19.0 
 10. El-Amin, PVSK P.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Townes, Soproni12.3 
 2. Bell, Kormend10.8 
 3. Egemonye, PVSK P.10.3 
 4. Clark, Szolnok9.8 
 5. Hollis, Albacomp9.7 
 6. Langford, FS Debre.9.5 
 7. Cunningham, Kapos.9.3 
 8. Sales, Atomeromu9.0 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep8.8 
 10. Johnson, Atomeromu8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Williams, ZTE K.11.8 
 2. Singletary, FS Debre.6.7 
 3. Simon, Albacomp6.5 
 4. LaGrange, Kecsk.5.5 
 5. Wittmann, Kecsk.5.5 
 6. Savic, Marso-Vagep5.5 
 7. Trotter, Szolnok5.3 
 8. El-Amin, PVSK P.5.3 
 9. Glavinic, PVSK P.5.0 
 10. Kelley, Soproni4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Clark, Szolnok4.0 
 2. Boros, FS Debrecen3.5 
 3. Rubin, Szedeak3.3 
 4. Crocker, Albacomp3.0 
 5. Kovacs, FS Debrecen3.0 
 6. Singletary, FS Debre.3.0 
 7. Sitku, Marso-Vagep3.0 
 8. Hanga, Albacomp2.8 
 9. Marshall, Marso-Va.2.8 
 10. Williams, ZTE K.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bader, Szolnok3.0 
 2. Townes, Soproni3.0 
 3. Clark, Szolnok3.0 
 4. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.7 
 5. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.1.3 
 6. Keller, Albacomp1.3 
 7. Trotter, Szolnok1.0 
 8. Lekli, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 9. Langford, FS Debre.1.0 
 10. Trepak, Szolnok1.0 


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 4-0 
 2. UCD Marian 3-1 
 3. Ulster Elks 1-2 
 4. DCU Saints 0-2 
 5. Belfast Star 0-3 
South Conference
 1. UL Eagles 4-0 
 2. UCC Demons 2-1 
 3. Neptune 2-3 
 4. Moycullen 0-4 


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  ISRAEL   


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hapoel T-A
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 32
 1. Asbury, Hapoel T-A32.0 
 2. Hall, Beer Yaakov30.3 
 3. Miller, Megido/Y.28.5 
 4. Young, Hod Hasharon26.3 
 5. Webb, Hap.Tivon26.0 
 6. Dunne, Hapoel Afula25.7 
 7. Brown, Macc.Hab.22.7 
 8. Timberlake, Elitzu.22.7 
 9. Dobie, Lev Hasharon21.3 
 10. Clemente, Megido/Y.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley BRANDY
  Hod Hasharon
  (200-F-67)
  Avg: 14
 1. Brandy, Hod H.14.0 
 2. Clemente, Megido/Y.12.3 
 3. Ibrahim, Ironi N.11.0 
 4. Aidan, Hapoel B-Sh.10.3 
 5. Utter, Hapoel T-A10.3 
 6. Pitshon, Lev H.10.0 
 7. McFarlin, Lev H.9.7 
 8. Webb, Hap.Tivon9.7 
 9. Tramiel, Kohav Yair9.0 
 10. Spicer, Elitzur Ramla8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Avi ELIYAHU
  Hapoel Afula
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula8.7 
 2. Lahat, Hapoel T-A8.0 
 3. Berkowitz, Elitzu.6.7 
 4. Timor, Hap.Tivon6.5 
 5. Miller, Megido/Y.6.0 
 6. Farhi, Beer Yaakov6.0 
 7. Harush, Kohav Yair5.3 
 8. Fisher, Hapoel B.5.3 
 9. Housman, Hap.Tivon5.3 
 10. Rub, Kohav Yair5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Megido/Yok.
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Miller, Megido/Y.6.0 
 2. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula4.0 
 3. Young, Hod Hasharon4.0 
 4. Hofman, Elitzur .3.3 
 5. Utter, Hapoel T-A3.0 
 6. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.0 
 7. Harush, Kohav Yair2.7 
 8. Berkowitz, Elitzu.2.7 
 9. Shtarkman, Megido/Y.2.7 
 10. Housman, Hap.Tivon2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTTER
  Hapoel T-A
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Utter, Hapoel T-A2.3 
 2. Levi, Elitzur Ramla2.0 
 3. Rosefelt, Ironi R.2.0 
 4. Webb, Hap.Tivon1.7 
 5. Brandy, Hod H.1.5 
 6. Tramiel, Kohav Yair1.5 
 7. Lewis, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Dunne, Hapoel Afula1.3 
 9. Hugee, Hapoel Afula1.3 
 10. Ibrahim, Ironi N.1.0 


National League Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kohav Yair - Hapoel T-A 84-89
Kohav Yair was beaten by Hapoel T-A 84:89 as the latter got 33 points from Brian Asbury (200-F-85, college: Miami (FL)). Utter Adrian collected 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Naor Matan scored 14. Traimel Eric and Zelkovits Aviram delivered 19 points apiece in defeat.

Ironi Ramat G. - Hap.Tivon 65-89
Ironi Ramat G. was beaten by Hapoel Tivon 65:89 on October 19th. Rodney Webb (200-F-83, college: Florida Atlantic) erupted with 28 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Housman Drew scored 16. Rosefelt Isaac chipped in 15 points in the losing case.

Megido/Yok. - Beer Yaakov 86-87
Beer Yaakov grabbed 87:86 over Megido/Yok as Jermaine Hall (196-F-80, college: Wagner) erupted with 35 points for the winners. Johnson Ron netted 14 and Levi Itay added 11. Clemente Ramon responded with 28 points and 16 rebounds in the losing effort.

Hod Hasharon - Hapoel B-Sh. 95-80
Hod Hasharon cruised past Hapoel B-Sh. 95:80 at the start of the Regular Season Round 3. Jitim Young (188-G-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Northwestern) posted 27 points to lead all the winners, while Brandy Stanley netted 19. Aidan Daniel replied with 20 points in the losing case.

Lev Hasharon - Elitzur Ramla 76-73
Lev Hasharon edged Elitzur Ramla 76:73 on October 19th. Raviv Pitshon (202-C/F-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Eiram Inam netted 16 and Dobie Antwan Henry scored 13. Spicer Sylvester replied with 18 points and 11 caroms.

Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel Afula 81-97
Ironi Nahariya was beaten by Hapoel Afula 81:97 in Round 3. Dunne Tal Michael stepped up with 27 points and Eyal Solomoviz (204-F/C-89, college: Palm Beach CC) nailed 19. Pereg Adi finished the night with 18 points for Ironi and Sela Amit scored 15.

Elitzur Yavne - Macc.Habikaa 95-87
Timberlake Chad erupted with 32 points as Elitzur Yavne cruised past Maccabi Habikaa 97:85. DeVon Hardin (211-C-86) nailed 21 and Cohen Guy scored 12. Brown Robert produced 26 in defeat and Bradford Steffon added 22.




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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Angelico BI 1-0 
 2. Armani MI 1-0 
 3. Benetton TV 1-0 
 4. Cimberio VA 1-0 
 5. CS Bologna 1-0 
 6. Lottomatica 1-0 
 7. Montepaschi 1-0 
 8. Sutor Mont. 1-0 
 9. Ford Sassari 1-1 
 10. Air AV 0-1 
 11. Banca Tercas 0-1 
 12. Bennet Cantu 0-1 
 13. Enel Brindisi 0-1 
 14. Scavolini PS 0-1 
 15. Vanoli CR 0-1 
 16. Pepsi Caserta 0-2 


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. Hall, Banca Tercas23.0 
 5. Almond, Scavolin.23.0 
 6. Ivanov, Sutor M.21.0 
 7. Kaukenas, Montepas.21.0 
 8. Toolson, Benetton.21.0 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR21.0 
 10. Goss, Cimberio VA20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.12.0 
 2. Garri, Pepsi C.10.5 
 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. Szewczyk, Air AV8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Ford Sassari
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Diener, Ford S.8.0 
 2. Childress, Ford S.7.0 
 3. Vitali, Lottomatica6.0 
 4. Collins, Scavolin.6.0 
 5. Smith, Benetton TV5.0 
 6. Finley, Armani MI5.0 
 7. Bowers, Pepsi C.4.0 
 8. Maestranzi, Sutor M.4.0 
 9. Diener, Banca T.4.0 
 10. Green, Air AV4.0 
Steals Per Game
 David HAWKINS
  Armani MI
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hawkins, Armani MI6.0 
 2. Markoishvili, Bennet C.6.0 
 3. Dean, Air AV6.0 
 4. Goss, Cimberio VA6.0 
 5. Jaaber, Armani MI5.0 
 6. Washington, Lottomat.5.0 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR5.0 
 8. Dasic, Lottomatica5.0 
 9. Collins, Scavolin.4.0 
 10. Tsaldaris, Ford S.4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristjan KANGUR
  Cimberio VA
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kangur, Cimberio.2.0 
 2. Drozdov, Vanoli CR2.0 
 3. Smith, Lottomatica2.0 
 4. Hunter, Ford S.1.5 
 5. Bowers, Pepsi C.1.5 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 7. Aleksandrov, Scavol.1.0 
 8. Salyers, Angelico.1.0 
 9. Galanda, Cimberio.1.0 
 10. Peric, Benetton TV1.0 


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  JAPAN   


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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .19.7 
 2. Forehan-K., Aishin18.6 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic17.5 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin16.5 
 5. Takeuchi, Aishin16.4 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi15.8 
 7. Maraker, Hokkaido15.7 
 8. Orimo, Hokkaido15.1 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.14.2 
 10. Lett, Mitsubishi13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.14.5 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin12.3 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota9.8 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin8.8 
 5. Custis, Panasonic8.7 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi8.1 
 7. Maraker, Hokkaido7.4 
 8. Honeycutt, Panas.7.1 
 9. Violette, Toshiba7.0 
 10. Lett, Mitsubishi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hokkaido
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Kashiwakura, Hokka.4.3 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.2 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.1 
 4. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.9 
 5. Nishimura, Hitachi S.3.9 
 6. Igarashi, Mitsubishi3.7 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin3.5 
 8. Yamada, Hokkaido3.4 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 10. Shonaka, Toyota3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.5 
 2. Forehan-K., Aishin1.5 
 3. Hirose, Panasonic1.5 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin1.4 
 5. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.4 
 6. Nishimura, Hitachi S.1.3 
 7. Sato, Hitachi S.1.3 
 8. Kikuchi, Toshiba1.3 
 9. Igarashi, Mitsubishi1.2 
 10. Uda, Toshiba1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ontario LETT
  Mitsubishi
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Lett, Mitsubishi1.5 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Aishin1.3 
 4. Aono, Panasonic1.0 
 5. Ricci, Toyota1.0 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi0.9 
 7. Takahashi, Toyota0.9 
 8. Yamada, Hokkaido0.9 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota0.7 
 10. Maraker, Hokkaido0.7 


JBL Round: 11 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Aishin - Mitsubishi 78-71
Aishin outscored Mitsubishi 78:71 at the Regular Season Round 11. Kosuke Takeuchi (205-C/F-85) led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Asayama Shogo netted 14. Lett Ontario ended up with 23 points and 12 boards.

Panasonic - Toshiba 79-67
An easy 32-9 in the opening quarter allowed Panasonic beat Toshiba 79:67. Takanori Onishi (195-F-83) stepped up with 19 points for the winners, while Kinoshita Hiroyuki had 15 points and 9 rebounds. O'Bannon Charles answered with 19 points in the losing effort.

Hokkaido - Tochigi Brex 86-72
Trailing 15-17 in the end of the first period, Hokkaido grabbed a win over Tochigi Brex 86:72. Tomokazu Abe (180-G-85) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Sakurai Ryota followed him with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Holcomb Randy replied with 18 points in the losing effort.

Hitachi S. - Toyota 59-68
Hitachi S. lost to Toyota 59:68 as the latter got 12 points and 13 rebounds from Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein). Shonaka Takeki, Ito Taishi and Ricci, Philip posted 10 each. Smith Tyler finished the night with 16 points in the losing effort.




Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 9-2 
 2. Toyota 8-3 
 3. Toshiba 6-5 
 4. Hitachi S. 5-6 
 5. Panasonic 5-6 
 6. Hokkaido 4-7 
 7. Tochigi Brex 4-7 
 8. Mitsubishi 3-8 


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Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
1. Peja 1-0
2. Trepca 1-0
3. Bashkimi 1-0
4. Bambi 1-0
5. Sigal Prishtina 0-1
6. Mitrovica 0-1
7. Kosova 0-1
8. Col.Eurosport 0-1


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  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja25.0 
 2. Wilson, Zemgale19.5 
 3. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs19.3 
 4. Mitchell, Liepaja18.3 
 5. Bergmanis, Zemgale18.0 
 6. Cipruss, Valmiera17.3 
 7. Bertans, VEF R.17.0 
 8. Stimac, Ventspils15.0 
 9. Berzins, VEF R.15.0 
 10. Piternieks, LU14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Valmiera
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.3 
 2. Berzins, VEF R.10.0 
 3. Stimac, Ventspils9.3 
 4. Selakovs, VEF R.8.0 
 5. Aleksejevs, Liepaja7.7 
 6. Piternieks, LU7.5 
 7. Mednis, Turiba7.3 
 8. Grafs, VEF Riga jrs7.0 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF R.6.8 
 10. Wilson, Zemgale6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Krists PITERNIEKS
  LU
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Piternieks, LU7.5 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.6.0 
 3. Strelnieks, Ventspils5.0 
 4. Gailitis, VEF R.5.0 
 5. Sirsnins, Barons4.7 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.6 
 7. Mason, Ventspils4.3 
 8. Feldmanis, Barons4.0 
 9. Jurevicus, Liepaja3.7 
 10. Mitchell, Liepaja3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja3.3 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.2.5 
 3. Mitchell, Liepaja2.3 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.3 
 5. Gailitis, VEF R.2.3 
 6. Feldmanis, Barons2.3 
 7. Motivans, Turiba2.0 
 8. Slisans, LU2.0 
 9. Berzins, VEF R.2.0 
 10. Piternieks, LU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Berzins, VEF R.5.5 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.6 
 3. Cipruss, Valmiera1.3 
 4. Selakovs, VEF R.1.3 
 5. Piternieks, LU1.0 
 6. Malahovskis, LU1.0 
 7. Grafs, VEF Riga jrs1.0 
 8. Berzins, Ventspils0.8 
 9. Jurevicus, Liepaja0.7 
 10. Mejeris, Liepaja0.7 


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. VEF Riga jrs 4-0 
 2. Liepaja 3-0 
 3. Ventspils 3-1 
 4. Zemgale 2-3 
 5. Turiba 1-2 
 6. Barons 1-3 
 7. LU 0-2 
 8. Valmiera 0-3 
Will join on later stage:
 1. VEF Riga


Champions get their first win - by Arturs Butans
Latvian Basketball League champions BK Barons Riga outscored Latvijas Universitate in their fourth game 95:70. This BK Barons Riga first win in four games, after loosing to rivals VEF Juniors, Ventspils and Liepajas Lauvas. Davis Bertans (200-F-92) was the best player for winners scoring 24 points. Agnis Cavars (198-F-86) added big double-double by scoring 22 points and landing 10 rebounds. Krists Piternieks (202-G-87, agency: FCM) played well for Latvijas Universitate scoring 14 points, grabing 9 rebounds and deliver 5 assists.

BK Barons Riga: Bertans 24, Cavars 22, Butjankovs 19, Feldmanis 12, Skirmants 7, Timma 5, Aigars Vitols 4, Silavs 2, Epners.
Latvijas Universitate: Piternieks 14, Einars Tukiss 11, Edmunds Tukiss 8, Peiners 8, Malahovskis 8, Sandris Vitols 7, Rubenis 6, Slisans 3, Brigmanis 3, Jaunzems 2, Rozitis, Volkops.


VEF Juniors remain unbeaten - by Arturs Butans
Latvian Basketball League leaders BK VEF Riga junior team beat BK Valmiera in their first this season meeting. BK Valmiera played without two leaders - guards Janis Kaufmanis (185-G-89) and Klavs Bedritis (192-G-84, college: Three Rivers CC), but this was the first game BK Valmiera played with big man Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances). BK Valmiera played well and nearly reached for the win, but BK VEF Riga junior team showed their strenght and beat BK Valmiera 62:67. Youngster Martins Laksa (200-F-90) was the best man for BK VEF Riga junior team scoring 23 points and grabing 11 rebounds, Ivans Nelyubov (207-C-88) added his double-double. Pavels Veselovs in his debut got 15 points, captain Juris Andzejevskis (192-F-82) added 12 points, but BK Valmiera best scorer Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) added double-double.

BK Valmiera - BK VEF Riga junior team 62:67 (9:20, 22:12, 15:19, 16:16).
BK Valmiera: Veselovs 15, Andzejevskis 12, Cipruss 10, Ziedins 9, Graudins 8, Amolins 3, Virsis 3, Janis Berzins 2, Veinbergs.
BK VEF Riga junior team: Laksa 23, Nelubovs 17, Grafs 9, Selakovs 6, Jahovics 6, Gailitis 6, Mediss, Martins Gulbis.


Valmiera adds big guy Pavels Veselovs - by Eurobasket News
Valmiera reinforced its roster under the basket. The Latvian squad signed contract with center Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances), who returns to his country after one season abroad. He started it in Bulgaria as a member of Euroins-Cherno More. For 10 games in NBL Veselovs collected 7.1 ppg and 5 rpg. He also appeared five times in Balkan League adding 8 ppg and 5.2 rpg. In January this year, Veselovs agreed a deal with Prostejov and moved to Czech Republic. He helped them to reach the Playoff Finals averaging 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds.
From 2004 to 2009, Pavels Veselov was a member of Ventspils. He helped them to win two championship titles in Lithuania and also to reach the ULEB Cup Quarterfinals in 2005. In his last season with Ventspils (08/09) Veselovs had 9 ppg and 5.6 rpg for 22 games in LBL. In Baltic league, he added 7.8 ppg and 4.7 rpg for 12 appearances. In the past, Pavels Veselovs played few years for ASK/Buki Gulbene.
Pavels Veselovs was active member of the Latvian National Team. He appeared five times for them at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland averaging 3.6 points and 1.6 rebounds.


LBL season prognoses - by Arturs Butans
Latvian Basketball League 1.divison prognoses. Standings and best players.
Regular season:
1. BK VEF Riga junior team - Dairis Bertans, Martins Laksa, Gatis Jahovics
2. BK Ventspils - Janis Strelnieks, Ingus Bankevics, Akselis Vairogs
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3. Liepajas Lauvas - Mareks Jurevicus, Jurijs Aleksejevs, Raimonds Gabrans
4. BK Barons Riga - Davis Bertans, Aigars Vitols, Raimonds Feldmanis
5. BK Zemgale Jelgava - Salvis Metra, Ilmars Bergmanis, Kristaps Kanbergs
6. BK Valmiera - Kaspars Cipruss, Janis Kaufmanis, Juris Andzejevskis
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7. BA Turiba - Roberts Mednis, Eduards Kikuts, Arnis Servuts
8. Latvijas Universitate - Krists Piternieks, Andis Malahovskis, Harijs Rubenis

Play-off fixtures
BK Valmiera - Liepajas Lauvas 1:2
BK Barons Riga - BK Zemgale Jelgava 2:1
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Semifinals:
Liepajas Lauvas - BK Ventspils 1:3
BK VEF Riga junior team - BK Barons Riga 3:2
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3rd place
BK Barons Riga - Liepajas Lauvas 3:2
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Final:
BK Ventspils - BK VEF Riga junior team 4:3




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  LEBANON   


Sunday's Big event ! - by Malek Bachir
For the First time in Lebanon, The Super Cup Game between the League's champions Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut and the Cup's Champions Champville .
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut and after an average performance in Harriri's friendly cup on which they ended second , decided to invite Ahmad Ismail (201-F-76) to replace Tony williams who got injured .
Too many questions has been asked last year, after riyadi giving away a trophy after an other, the Lebanese cup, Harriri's cup, Waba .... !
Are they heading to worse season ? Only time will tell.
On the Other hand, Champville who started this season with a clean victory in Sharjah tournament after beating ASU Sports Club in the final .
both newcomers Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, college: Kent St.) and Rammel Allen (210-C-79, college: Bridgeport) will play the game, Along with the captain fadi el khatib

Good luck for both teams, and let the best win !


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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Liga-Sudamericana Round: 2. Boca Juniors and Franca advance - by Eurobasket News
Mavort - Boca Jrs 83-108
Boca Juniors advanced into the next round of Liga Sudamericana. They outscored Mavort to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Boca Juniors will take on Franca tonight to play for the top position in the pool. Mavort will look for the initial victory when they take on Bigua today. Boca Juniors did not give too many chances for their opponents in this one. The Argentinean team exploded with 30 points in the first term to earn a 12-point lead. Boca Juniors maintained the lead throughout the second stanza. They posted a comfortable 56:39 lead at the interval. Mavort shook off the sloppiness and worked hard in the third stanza. They narrowed the deficit at 14-point mark with ten minutes to go. But Boca Juniors delivered 28 points in the fourth quarter to rally to a confident success at the end. Mariano Fierro (201-F/C-86) notched 22 points to lead the winners. Juan Brussino (185-G-91) and Sebastian Vega (200-F-88) added 19 points each in the victory. Marcus Morgan (196-F-86, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) responded with 24 points for Mavort. Jonathan Morris (196-G-82, college: Seton Hall) had 19 points in defeat.

Vivo/Franca - Bigua 80-77
Franca celebrated the second straight win in Liga Sudamericana. They toppled Bigua to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group A. The victory also sealed the next round birth for the Brazilian side. They will play against Boca Juniors for the top place in the group later tonight. The hosts pulled ahead in the starting quarter. They earned a 23:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Bigua would not go away though. They stayed within striking distance in the second frame trailing by only 3 points at the interval 37:40. Franca stepped on the gas early in the second half. They triggered an 11:1 rally to pile up a 13-point advantage. Franca entered the final stanza up by ten points 59:49. But Bigua came back into the game. Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) and Carlos Meira helped the Uruguayan team to narrow the deficit at just two-point mark 69:71. However Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) hit a three-pointer to calm things down as Franca reached the win at the end. Ricardo Probst (200-F/C-76, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 22 points and 10 rebounds. Marcio Dornelles added 21 points for Franca. Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) notched 28 points and 7 rebounds for Bigua. Elgrace Wilborn netted 14 points in the loss.




Standings
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Boca Jrs 2-0 
 2. Vivo/Franca 1-0 
 3. Mavort 0-1 
 4. Bigua 0-2 
Group B
 1. Flamengo 0-0 
 2. Inacap 0-0 
 3. Malvin 0-0 
 4. Quimsa 0-0 
Group C
 1. Cucuta Norte 0-0 
 2. Espartanos 0-0 
 3. Libertad S. 0-0 
 4. Unitri/Universo 0-0 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Emilio TABOADA
  Bigua
  (191-F-82)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Taboada, Bigua25.5 
 2. Morgan, Mavort22.5 
 3. Moodie, Boca Jrs21.0 
 4. Bailey, Mavort20.5 
 5. Dornelles, Vivo/Fra.19.5 
 6. Wilborn, Bigua19.0 
 7. Probst, Vivo/Franca18.0 
 8. Fierro, Boca Jrs16.5 
 9. Cutley, Boca Jrs15.5 
 10. Morris, Mavort15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ricardo PROBST
  Vivo/Franca
  (200-F/C-76)
  Avg: 12
 1. Probst, Vivo/Franca12.0 
 2. Martina, Boca Jrs11.0 
 3. Bailey, Mavort10.5 
 4. Morgan, Mavort8.0 
 5. Drudi, Vivo/Franca6.0 
 6. Billings, Bigua6.0 
 7. Wilborn, Bigua5.5 
 8. Taboada, Bigua5.5 
 9. Cutley, Boca Jrs5.0 
 10. Vega, Boca Jrs4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Fernando TITARELLI
  Boca Jrs
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Titarelli, Boca Jrs6.0 
 2. Vidal, Bigua6.0 
 3. Penna, Vivo/Franca6.0 
 4. Garcia, Vivo/Franca4.0 
 5. Taboada, Bigua3.5 
 6. Cambon, Bigua3.5 
 7. Martina, Boca Jrs3.5 
 8. Morgan, Mavort3.0 
 9. Cutley, Boca Jrs3.0 
 10. Moodie, Boca Jrs3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Reinaldo GARCIA
  Mavort
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Garcia, Mavort3.0 
 2. Morgan, Mavort2.5 
 3. Billings, Bigua2.0 
 4. Dornelles, Vivo/Fra.2.0 
 5. Martina, Boca Jrs1.5 
 6. Moodie, Boca Jrs1.5 
 7. Cambon, Bigua1.5 
 8. Taboada, Bigua1.5 
 9. Garcia, Vivo/Franca1.5 
 10. Wilborn, Bigua1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Elgrace WILBORN
  Bigua
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wilborn, Bigua3.0 
 2. Billings, Bigua2.0 
 3. Bailey, Mavort2.0 
 4. Spillers, Vivo/Fra.1.5 
 5. Garcia, Mavort1.0 
 6. Cutley, Boca Jrs0.5 
 7. Probst, Vivo/Franca0.5 
 8. McFarland, Vivo/Fra.0.5 
 9. Calfani, Bigua0.5 
 10. Cambon, Bigua0.0 


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  LITHUANIA   


Techasas signs center Darius Silinskis - by Eurobasket News
Techasas announced new signing. The Lithuanian outfit inked a deal for rest of the season with big guy Darius Silinskis (216-C-84, agency: Interperformances). The 26-year-old player arrives to the club from Nevezis Kedainiai, where he finished last season. He joined them in January averaging 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds for 13 games in Lithuanian league. He also had 2.8 bpg ending as the leagues top shot blocker. In Baltic league, Silinskis added 10 ppg, 7 rpg and 1.6 bpg.
Darius Silinskis started last season in Estonia as a member of Valga Welg/Kolmvedu. He appeared five times for them in Estonian league and 3 times in Baltic league having about 11 ppg and 9 rpg. Season 2008/09, Sillinskis started with Nevezis but in March of 2009 moved to Zalgiris Kaunas. He got a chance in 8 LKL games registering 2.9 ppg and 2 rpg. Silinskis is a product of Zalgiris, where he started as a teenager. Meanwhile, he also was a member of Tris Reggio Calabria and Spanish Ciudad de Huelva.
Darius Silinskis was a member of the Lithuanian U18, U20 and U21 National Team. In 2007, he played for the Lithuanian University NT at the World University Championships in Bangkok. That same year he won the LKL title with Zalgiris. In 2006, Silinskis was a member of the Lithuanian senior NT.


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


Best players of Lithuanian NKL round 5 - by Eurobasket News
Vitalijus Stanevicius (199-F-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 22 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team beat Delikatesas (#13, 1-4) 82-73. It allowed Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys to consolidate first place in the Lithuanian NKL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Stanevicius had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys' top player in his first season with the team. Vitalijus Stanevicius averages this season 7.5ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young swingman Tadas Klimas (197-G/F-88) of second-ranked Nafta/Univer./Laivite Klaipeda. Klimas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds. Of course Nafta/Univer./Laivite Klaipeda cruised to a 76-66 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Erelita (#14, 1-4). This victory allowed Nafta/Univer./Laivite Klaipeda to move up to second position in the standings. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Klimas is well-known by Nafta/Univer./Laivite Klaipeda fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player.

The third best performed player last round was Liudas Radavicius (188-G-88) of Meresta Pakruojis (#3). Radavicius scored 22 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Meresta Pakruojis, leading his team to a 94-61 easy win against the lower-ranked Akademija (#10, 1-3). Meresta Pakruojis is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Radavicius has a very solid season. In 5 games in Lithuania he scored 12.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darrick Leonard (188-G-84) of Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Agnius Gurklys (205-C-88) of ABRO-Universitetas Siauliai - 14 points and 13 rebounds
6. Vytautas Nedzinskas (196-G/F-87) of Silute - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-F-86) of LKKA-Atletas - 25 points and 4 rebounds
8. Evaldas Jurkus (190-G-84) of Silute - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Mantas Kazonas (202-F-89) of Perlas-MRU - 17 points and 11 rebounds
10. Ovidijus Galdikas (217-C-88) of Puntukas An. - 20 points and 9 rebounds


Kaunas hires Mindaugas Lukosius as new Head Coach - by Eurobasket News
Mindaugas Lukosius is the new Head Coach of Kaunas. The Lithuanian specialist replaces Darius Maskoliunas, who moved to Lietuvos Rytas as Assistant Coach. Lukosius spent last season in Russia as Assistant Coach of Valdemaras Homicius. In the past, he worked in Lebanon, Kuwait and Germany. In Lithuania, Lukosius was a Head Coach of Atletas Kaunas and Olimpas Plunge. Rimvydas Samulenas was the interim coach of Kaunas since the departure of Maskoliunas.

Nevezis returns Tomas Rakauskas, Siauliai releases Jaycen Herring - by Eurobasket News
Tomas Rakauskas (184-G-81) will play rest of the season for Nevezis. Rakauskas spent 2009/10 with the club, but he appeared just 13 times for them due to injury. For 9 games in LKL he had 11 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.4 apg and 1.2 spg. In four Baltic league games, he added 9.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg and 2.8 apg. Before Nevezis, Romas Rakauskas spent one season with Kaunas Triobet. He had 6.3 ppg in Baltic league (Challenge Cup) and 4.1 ppg in Lithuania. In the past, he played for Atletas Kaunas, Zalgiris Kaunas and Jonavos Statyba. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of his current team Nevezis. Rakauskas also has experience from Ukraine, where he played for Sumihimprom Sumy (just 7 games on season 2005/06).
Siauliai announced that Jaycen Herring (196-G/F-86, college: SE Missouri St.) is no longer member of the team. The Lithuanian club has decided not to extend the temporary contract of the American forward, who arrived for a try-out weeks ago. He spent last season in Syria and Qatar. Harring averaged 5.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in five Baltic League games. In LKL, he had 6.5 ppg, 2 rpg ad 2 apg for 2 games.


LKL Round: 5 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Neptunas - Nevezis 56-76
Nevezis snapped three-game losing skid beating Neptunas away from home. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) tallied 27 points and 9 rebounds to pace the visitors. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Nevezis. Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) and Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU) answered with 15 points apiece for Neptunas.

Lietuvos Rytas - Alytus Alita 94-63
Lietuvos Rytas had little problems against Alytus. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) scored 22 points to lead the effort. Brad Newley (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 18 points for the winners. Saulius Dumbliauskas (203-C-81, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) accounted for 15 points for Alytus.

Juventus - Aiscai Kaunas 91-70
Juventus bruised Aisciai behind 25 points and 13 boards from Aurimas Kieza (202-F-82, agency: Players Group, college: Hofstra). Gediminas Maceina (188-G-84) added 13 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for the winning team. Povilas Cukinas (210-C-83) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Kaunas.

Sakalai - Zalgiris 69-92
Zalgiris coasted past Sakalai as Omar Samhan (211-C-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 18 points. Aleksandar Capin (186-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) and Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points each for Zalgiris. Virginijus Sirvydis (196-G/F-73) accounted for 15 points in the losing case.

Siauliai - Naglis-Adakris 100-64
Siauliai cruised past Naglis-Adakris for the second win in the tournament. Darius Gvezdauskas (191-G-88) notched 17 points to lead the charge. Zygimantas Janavicius (192-G-89, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for the home side. Mindaugas Reminas (187-G-86) canned 16 points for Naglis-Adakris.

Rudupis - Perlas 78-76
Adas Juskevicius nailed a late jumper to propel Rudupis to a tough home win over Perlas. Giedrius Jankauskas (206-F/C-81) and Gediminas Orelikas (197-G/F-90) stepped up with 18 points each to lead the hosts. Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-F-89) added 17 points and 7 rebounds for Rudupis. Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) responded with 19 points for Perlas.




Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Pieno Zvaigzd. 6-0 
 2. Meresta Pak. 5-1 
 3. Nafta Univ. 4-1 
 4. Zalgiris-Sabonio 4-1 
 5. Radviliskis 4-2 
 6. Silute 4-2 
 7. LKKA-Atletas 3-2 
 8. Akademija 2-3 
 9. ABRO-Univ. 2-4 
 10. Mazeikiai 2-4 
 11. Perlas-MRU 2-4 
 12. Delikatesas 1-4 
 13. Puntukas An. 1-4 
 14. Erelita 1-5 
 15. Triobet Malsta 1-5 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 22
 1. Kieza, Juventus22.0 
 2. Janavicius, Siauliai21.0 
 3. Volkus, Techasas19.7 
 4. Bajramovic, Lietuv.19.7 
 5. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai17.3 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.16.5 
 7. Juskevicius, Rudupis16.3 
 8. Alijevas, Nevezis16.0 
 9. Orelikas, Rudupis15.8 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakalai15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Kieza, Juventus12.5 
 2. Sarakauskas, Siauliai11.7 
 3. Valeika, Alytus Alita8.5 
 4. Dimsa, Nevezis8.3 
 5. Valanciunas, Lietuv.8.0 
 6. Janisius, Sakalai8.0 
 7. Vasylius, Neptunas8.0 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris7.5 
 9. Staniulis, Perlas7.0 
 10. Vilkius, Neptunas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Zalgiris
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Collins, Zalgiris5.7 
 2. Alijevas, Nevezis5.0 
 3. Juskevicius, Rudupis5.0 
 4. Dainys, Rudupis4.8 
 5. Viskontas, Perlas4.8 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.4.5 
 7. Janavicius, Siauliai4.5 
 8. Maceina, Juventus4.3 
 9. Birgelis, Alytus A.4.3 
 10. Gvezdauskas, Siauliai4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aidas VISKONTAS
  Perlas
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Viskontas, Perlas3.3 
 2. Rinkevicius, Techasas3.0 
 3. Valukonis, Techasas3.0 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudupis2.8 
 5. Newley, Lietuvos.2.5 
 6. Janavicius, Siauliai2.5 
 7. Lipkevicius, Rudupis2.5 
 8. Razutis, Naglis-A.2.2 
 9. Stanionis, Siauliai2.0 
 10. Alijevas, Nevezis1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Zalgiris
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Begic, Zalgiris2.5 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietuv.2.5 
 3. Cresnar, Nevezis2.0 
 4. Kieza, Juventus1.5 
 5. Jucikas, Siauliai1.5 
 6. Galdikas, Neptunas1.4 
 7. Valukonis, Techasas1.3 
 8. Gumenyuk, Siauliai1.3 
 9. Petrukonis, Perlas1.0 
 10. Ezerskis, Techasas1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas SRAGAUSKIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Sragauskis, LKKA-.23.2 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.0 
 3. Tarvydas, Puntukas.19.6 
 4. Sebeziovas, Triobe.19.3 
 5. Jurkus, Silute19.3 
 6. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.17.2 
 7. Kaupaitis, Silute16.8 
 8. Mineikis, Radviliskis16.5 
 9. Vileita, Pieno Z.16.3 
 10. Leonard, Pieno Z.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.11.8 
 2. Keras, Delikatesas11.2 
 3. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.9.7 
 4. Galdikas, Puntukas.9.6 
 5. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.9.4 
 6. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.3 
 7. Nedzinskas, Silute8.7 
 8. Vaitelis, Mazeikiai7.7 
 9. Pikalavicius, Erelita7.4 
 10. Klimas, Nafta Univ.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matas SAPIEGA
  Erelita
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Sapiega, Erelita6.2 
 2. Kutra, Delikatesas5.4 
 3. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.3 
 4. Leonard, Pieno Z.5.0 
 5. Zymantas, Nafta U.5.0 
 6. Harrison, Mazeikiai5.0 
 7. Virsilas, Silute4.8 
 8. Rinkunas, Puntukas.4.4 
 9. Lekys, Akademija4.3 
 10. Padgureckas, Merest.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vygantas METELICA
  Erelita
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Metelica, Erelita4.5 
 2. Vileita, Pieno Z.3.7 
 3. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.2 
 4. Radavicius, Merest.3.2 
 5. Sapiega, Erelita3.0 
 6. Padgureckas, Merest.2.8 
 7. Leonard, Pieno Z.2.8 
 8. Zymantas, Nafta U.2.7 
 9. Pauliukenas, Akade.2.6 
 10. Petraitis, Delikate.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.2.8 
 2. Urbonas, LK.2.7 
 3. Galdikas, Puntukas.2.2 
 4. Kupsas, Zalgir.1.6 
 5. Mankevicius, Erelita1.5 
 6. Varnelis, Pieno Z.1.5 
 7. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.3 
 8. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.1.2 
 9. Vaitiekus, Nafta U.1.2 
 10. Gurklys, AB.1.2 


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Cup Of Luxembourg 1/8th finals drawn today! Sparta-Etzella is most surprising draw!!!! - by John Thomas
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Men`s Cup: Draw of the 1/8 finals

Kordall (+20) - Residence
Kayldall (+10) - Soleuvre


BC Mess (+10) - Musel Pikes
Heffingen (+10) - Contern
Sparta - Etzella
Racing (+10) - Amicale
Mondorf (10)- T71
Arlon (+20) - Basket Esch

The games of the 1/8th final of the Cup of Luxembourg will be played on the 10th/11th November. Residence will be a favorite to defeat Kordall, Soleuvre will win at Kayl, Musel Pikes got an easy pick with a game at BC Mess, Contern got lucky drawing Heffingen, Racing will lose to visiting Amicale, T71 will destroy Mondorf and Basket Esch should have no problem winning in Arlon. But, the biggest game and the huge surprise of the draw will be Sparta hosting Etzella.





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KL Dragons 1st ABL Victory - by Abdallah Omari
The Westports KL Dragons finally snapped a 3-games losing streak and got their first ABL Victory in home game against the Singapore slingers. Both teams came out firing from all cylinders but it was KL Dragons Rudy 3pointer that gave the Dragons the lead at 11-10. It continued to be a close game throughout the quarter until Slingers marksman; Avenido Leonidez (186-G) tied the game at 17-17 from downtown.

Things got more physical in the early 4th quarter as Miller and Skinner exchanged blows below the basket. After getting a much needed rest, Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) was inserted back into the game to continue his onslaught on the Slingers defense, making them seem flat footed at times. Skinner however managed to bring his team within 3 points through his turnaround jumper from the baseline with 2:47 remaining in the game but unfortunately again through the stifling Dragons defense, they managed to force a turnover and drew a foul. Miller managed to convert the pair of free throws, making it a 2 possession game. A timeout was called by the Slingers coach for a final push but was nullified again by Millers 6th block of the night and Rudys free throws which put the game away for good, earning the Dragons their first win of the season.


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


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Nuggets exercise Ty Lawson option - by Eurobasket News
The Denver Nuggets have picked up the third-year option on Ty Lawson (5'11''-G-87, college: N.Carolina), keeping the speedy point guard under contract through the 2011-12 season.

The team announced the move Thursday night.

Lawson backed up All-Star Chauncey Billups as a rookie last season, averaging 8.3 points and 3.1 assists in 65 games. The former North Carolina standout was acquired by Denver in a draft-night trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves on June 25, 2009.

The Nuggets will open the regular season Wednesday night against Utah.

Courtesy of Yahoo


Heat swingman Mike Miller out until January - by Eurobasket News
Miami Heat swingman Mike Miller (6'8''-F/G-80, college: Florida) will be sidelined until January after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right thumb as well as ligament damage.

Miller was injured in a freak accident at practice on Wednesday. Friday's surgery came on the same day guard Dwyane Wade - who has missed virtually the entire exhibition season - began working out again with the Heat after an absence to let his strained right hamstring recover and deal with a custody trial in Chicago.

Miller will be in a cast for four weeks, then in a brace for additional recovery time.

Courtesy of www.detnews.com


Nets waive Zoubek, finalize roster - by Eurobasket News
The NBA season is just days away and the New Jersey Nets are now ready for tip-off after trimming their roster to the league maximum of 15.

New Jersey waived rookie center Brian Zoubek (7'1''-C-88, college: Duke) who has missed most of the preseason with a back injury. Unlike last year when the Nets would carry less than the maximum to save money, New Jersey will keep 15 including veteran Stephen Graham and rookie Bun Uzoh.

With such a lack of depth in the front court, Zoubek likely would have made the team over Uzoh if he could have spent more time on the court than in the training room. Depending on what moves the Nets make going forward (see: Anthony, Carmelo), Zoubek is a candidate to come back to New Jersey if a roster spot or two open up.

Due to his ability to do a little bit of everything well without needing consistent minutes, Graham seemed like as much of a lock as the 14th man can be. Nearly half of the Nets roster is 24 or younger which puts a premium on the veteran presence that Graham brings to the table.

Courtesy of http://scorchingnets.com


Bobcats rout lifeless Hawks 99-66 - by Eurobasket News
Michael Jordan insists his Charlotte Bobcats should be better than last season. They finished the preseason looking the part.

With the owner watching from his courtside seat, Stephen Jackson (6'8''-F-78, college: Butler Co.CC) scored 21 points and the Bobcats overwhelmed the weary Atlanta Hawks 99-66 on Friday night to close the exhibition schedule with four straight victories.

Seven other players scored at least nine points for the Bobcats (4-4), who weren't threatened after a 15-1 run to start the second quarter.

The Hawks (2-5) showed little life a night after a high-intensity win over Miami and they rested starting point guard Mike Bibby. Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) scored 15 points and Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) added 12 for Atlanta, which shot 32 percent and watched Joe Johnson go scoreless in 16 minutes.

In a rare interview before the game, Jordan said that despite losing point guard Raymond Felton in free agency and trading away Tyson Chandler to free up salary-cap space, he's confident the Bobcats can improve on last season's 44-38 team that was swept by Orlando in the first round of the playoffs.

Jordan, beginning his first full season as majority owner, reasons the Bobcats finally have a 'good, significant, successful core' after making nine trades since Larry Brown took over as coach before the 2008-09 season.

'We chose not to make this major overhaul of our team,' Jordan said. 'We think that's going to give us some added success early.'

So the Hall of Famer later told a group of season ticket-holders, 'At the minimum, we should make the playoffs.'

Jackson, the final piece to allow Charlotte to make the playoffs last season after he was acquired from Golden State, hit seven of 11 shots and added eight rebounds. Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama), Boris Diaw (6'8''-F/C-82) and Tyrus Thomas (6'8''-F-86, agency: Impact Basketball, college: LSU) scored 12 points apiece. D.J. Augustin, replacing Felton, added 10 points and five assists.

'Not too many questions about that now, huh?' Jackson said of Augustin. 'He's been playing so well.'

They were too much for Atlanta in a sour ending to new coach Larry Drew's preseason as he inherits a 53-win team.

'We didn't bring energy, any sense of urgency,' Drew said. 'That's totally, totally unacceptable.'

A night after taking down the Heat, Atlanta faded after the first quarter. With Bibby dressed but not playing and Maurice Evans not making the trip to rest a sore knee, the Hawks committed 23 turnovers.

Johnson, who scored 27 points against Miami, took only two shots and committed three fouls.

Jeff Teague (6'2''-G-88, college: Wake Forest), who's been trying to unseat Bibby, got the start but had just eight points on 4-of-14 shooting with three assists and six turnovers.

'We can't use playing last night against a good Miami Heat ballclub as an excuse,' Drew said. 'We're paid to come out every single night to compete and leave it all out on the floor. We didn't do that.'

The Bobcats outscored the Hawks 31-10 in the second quarter and 30-15 in the third, a positive way to go into a four-day break before Wednesday's regular-season opener at Dallas.

'I think we'll be a little bit better in the beginning of the season,' Jordan said, 'which will cultivate, hopefully, into a better season.'

Brown said he expects backup point guard Shaun Livingston to be ready for the opener after he missed all of the preseason with knee pain. Brown was less certain about Gerald Henderson, who sat out Friday with left knee tendinitis.

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


Raptors beat Knicks 108-103 in Montreal - by Eurobasket News
Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) scored 15 points, one of seven Toronto Raptors to reach double digits in a 108-103 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams.

Reggie Evans (203-F/C-80, college: Iowa), Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) and Leandrinho Barbosa (190-G-82) each had 12 points for Toronto (4-4). DeMar DeRozan, Jose Calderon and Sonny Weems scored 11 each.

Amare Stoudemire (208-F-82, agency: Rogue Sports) scored 24 points for the Knicks (3-5), while Bill Walker (198-F-87, agency: N.E.T., college: Kansas St.) had 13 and Landry Fields and Raymond Felton each added 12.

Trailing 83-69 at the end of the third quarter, the Knicks cut the lead to 92-86 when Roger Mason hit a 3-pointer with 6:28 remaining.

But Julian Wright put the finishing touches on the Raptors' win with a couple of late dunks.

''I don't think we concentrated for the full 48 minutes, but I liked our effort out there,'' Raptors coach Jay Triano said. ''I think that's going to be the M.O. of this team, our second unit is going to give us energy and they did that tonight. I think that energy is going to make us a team that's going to make us tough to play against.''

The teams meet again in their season opener Wednesday in Toronto.

''Actually, I don't like that at all,'' Bargnani said. ''I don't think the schedule makes sense that you play the last game (of the preseason) and the first game that counts against the same team. But that's the schedule.''

Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler, sitting courtside, was among a sellout crowd of 22,114 on hand for the first NBA game held at the Bell Centre, which opened in 1996.

''I didn't realize that basketball was that popular here,'' Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said. ''I think it's fantastic. The crowd was super, a lot of enthusiasm - it was good. It was fun to play here.''

Washington and Philadelphia met here in 1990 in the last NBA preseason game held at the old Montreal Forum.

Stoudemire scored 13 points in the first quarter, which saw both teams use their starters and ended with the Knicks trailing 27-26.

With both teams turning to their benches in the second quarter, Barbosa contributed 12 points to extend the Raptors' lead to 62-45 at the half.

''It's going to be a challenge and I'm willing to accept it,'' said Stoudemire, who left Phoenix to sign a $100 million deal with the Knicks. ''And I think also as a team we're willing to collaborate so we all really have to put forth the effort and get better every single night.''

Courtesy of http://msn.foxsports.com


Nuggets overwhelm Suns 144-106 in preseason finale - by Eurobasket News
Ty Lawson (5'11''-G-87, college: N.Carolina) scored 22 of his 29 points during Denver's 49-point second quarter, and the depleted Nuggets overwhelmed the Phoenix Suns 144-106 on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

Denver, which also played Thursday night, rested starters Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups and Nene - and was without three other injured players, dressing only the minimum of eight. Then, during the second quarter, the Nuggets lost J.R. Smith with a left quadriceps contusion. Still, they completely outplayed the Suns.

Shelden Williams (6'9''-F-83, college: Duke) added 27 points for Denver, rookie Gary Forbes (6'7''-G/F-85, college: Virginia) had 25, Arron Afflalo (6'5''-G-85, college: UCLA) 24, and Anthony Carter 20.

Denver finished its exhibition season 5-3, its seventh winning record in the past eight years. Phoenix wound up 2-6, the same as in 2003, and only its second losing mark in 22 years.

Jared Dudley (6'7''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) topped the Suns with 17 points, Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) and Earl Clark had 13 apiece, and Steve Nash contributed 11 points and 12 assists.

The cat-quick Lawson put on a dazzling exhibition during the second quarter as the Nuggets outran, outhustled and outshot the defenseless Suns. He hit 6-of-7 field goal attempts, including 3-of-4 3-point shots, and all seven of his free throws, including three when he was fouled on a 3-point attempt.

Lawson's scintillating performance enabled the Nuggets to build a 78-61 halftime lead.

Before Lawson's outburst, Afflalo helped Denver take charge early, scoring 14 points, including its first 10, as the Nuggets rolled to a 31-25 first-quarter lead.

By halftime, Lawson and Afflalo were joined in double figures by Williams, with 15 points, and Carter, with 11. At that time, the white-hot Nuggets were hitting 62.2 percent of their shots (28 for 45). They made 72.7 percent (16 for 22) in the second period.

Denver reeled off the first 10 points of the third period, completing a 13-0 run bridging the second and third quarters, and by the end of the period had increased its lead to 113-85. Forbes and Williams led the way with nine points apiece during the Nuggets' third-quarter, when they continued their remarkable accuracy, connecting on 12-of-17 shots (70.6 percent).

The Nuggets' final field goal percentage was 64.1 (50 for 78).

NOTES: The Suns open the regular season Tuesday night at Portland, the Nuggets begin Wednesday night at home against Utah. ... Denver was without forward Kenyon Martin (left patella tendon surgery), forward Al Harrington (torn plantia fascia) and center-forward Chris Andersen (right patella tendon surgery), while Phoenix was missing swingman Josh Childress (broken right index finger) and forward Hedo Turkoglu (night off, coach's decision). ... The Suns have won 11 consecutive regular-season home games against Denver, which has not won at Phoenix since April 7, 2004. ... Denver has not had a losing preseason since 2002, when it finished 1-7.

Courtesy of www.miamiherlad.com


Kobe, Brown lead Lakers past Warriors 105-102 in OT - by Eurobasket News
After the Los Angeles Lakers accidentally tacked five more minutes onto their pre-season with a late rally, they refused to head into their title defence without making that extra effort worth the trip.

Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 22 points, Shannon Brown (6'3''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.) hit the go-ahead three-pointer in overtime, and the Lakers overcame Monta Ellis' NBA pre-season-high 41 points in a 105-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.

Ron Artest (6'7''-G-79, college: St.John's) made two big baskets in overtime for the Lakers, who used a 9-0 surge to tie it in the final two minutes of regulation before Bryant's potential game-winning jumper rimmed out at the regulation buzzer.

A little extra basketball was welcomed by a raucous crowd at Citizens Business Bank Arena in the Inland Empire east of Los Angeles, and both Brown and Artest acknowledged playing with an unusual amount of energy for the pre-season.

'It was very exciting,' said Brown, who scored 18 points while starting in place of Lamar Odom. 'Those are the moments that you play for, even in the pre-season. The expression on my teammates' faces when I hit that shot, that's what you want.'

After Los Angeles erased Golden State's 14-point lead in the third quarter, both teams used their starters in the final minutes. The Lakers took a 103-100 lead in overtime on Brown's three-pointer with 1:21 left, and Artest added a jumper with 11.2 seconds to play while Golden State managed just two points in the final 3 1/2 minutes of overtime.

Golden State guard Stephen Curry (6'3''-G-88, college: Davidson) sat out after tweaking his ankle one night earlier, which left Ellis free to take 30 shots while playing all 53 minutes. Ellis' burst surpassed Amare Stoudemire's 39 points for New York on Tuesday, but Golden State committed 25 turnovers, 17 after halftime.

Reggie Williams (6'5''-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: VMI) added 27 points for the Warriors, who wrapped up their first pre-season under coach Keith Smart at 4-4 with a markedly new commitment to defence in Don Nelson's absence. The Lakers also beat Golden State 120-99 Thursday night in San Diego.

'We still have to master not turning the ball over, but as long as we keep playing defence, I think we'll be all right,' Smart said. 'We're doing a lot of things I like on defence. I like where we are.'

Derek Fisher (6'1''-G-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) scored 13 points and Pau Gasol added 12 for the Lakers, who left coach Phil Jackson at home for the second straight game with an apparent case of the flu. Assistant coach Brian Shaw ran the Lakers' bench both nights, perhaps a preview of next season if Jackson follows through on his annual threats to retire.

'It can't help but build our confidence to finish like that,' Shaw said. 'The last preseason game, you want to treat it a little more like the first regular-season game, and I was happy.'

Bryant moved with no obvious limitations after sitting out Thursday night to rest. The two-time NBA finals MVP scored 13 points in the first half and finished strong, despite missing the potential game-winner.

Ellis was on from the opening tip, hitting seven of his first eight shots for 14 first-quarter points. The quiet guard played less than 22 minutes in San Diego due to foul trouble, and Smart apparently was determined to let him run in their finale.

'It's no problem, because it's what I train for,' Ellis said. 'Playing that much is nothing unusual. Games take less energy than practices. It's only the pre-season, too. The regular season is when it really matters how much you play.'

Ellis propelled Golden State to a 15-point lead in the first half and a 14-point advantage in the third quarter, but a Los Angeles unit consisting of Artest and four reserves opened the fourth quarter with a 16-6 run, tying it on Sasha Vujacic's free throws midway through the period.

Ellis pushed the Warriors to a nine-point lead, but Bryant hit two free throws and a layup while Los Angeles scored nine straight points, tying it on Brown's three-pointer with 29.9 seconds left.

Brandan Wright missed a layup with six seconds left, but Bryant clanked his straightaway jumper at the regulation buzzer.

NOTES: Odom sat out with an injured thumb that isn't likely to affect him next week. ... Lakers F Luke Walton aggravated his strained right hamstring in the first half and didn't return. He played just 29 games last season. ... Golden State also played without Rodney Carney and Dorell Wright, who both sat out with knee injuries.

Courtesy of www.winnipegfreepress.com


Portland Trail Blazers sign Fabricio Oberto - by Eurobasket News
ESPN.com's Marc Stein is reporting Friday night the Trail Blazers and free agent big man Fabricio Oberto (6'10''-C-75, agency: Interperformances) have agreed to a one-year deal:

The Blazers, who count Marcus Camby as their only healthy true center, have been looking for a veteran big man with Oden and Przybilla still healing.

But adding Oberto will require the Blazers to release two players before opening night rosters are finalized Monday because they're already carrying 16 players, one over the league limit.

Oberto, 35, joins Marcus Camby as Portland's only healthy centers heading into Tuesday's season opener. He averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes last season for the Washington Wizards (57 games).

Trail Blazers GM Rich Cho told The Oregonian's Joe Freeman Monday Portland had been in contact with Oberto and it was possible the team would sign a center, despite recent progress made by Joel Przybilla.

Courtesy of www.oregonlive.com


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Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl knew hosting recruits was NCAA violation - by Eurobasket News
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said details of NCAA violations made public in a letter released Friday were not new to him or investigators.

The university on Friday released a Sept. 9 letter from athletics director Mike Hamilton informing Pearl his contract would be terminated because he knowingly violated NCAA rules.

'Everything we're dealing with is stuff that we've known about for a long time,' Pearl said.

The letter states Pearl told men's basketball recruits and their families that a visit to his home for a team cookout would be an NCAA violation. He also told the recruits and their families he would not tell anyone about the violation and asked that they not tell anyone.

Tennessee is under investigation by the NCAA because of that encounter and because of other potential violations, including excessive phone calls made by Pearl and his staff to recruits and coaches signing off on official visits made by recruits to Knoxville that were longer than allowed by the NCAA.

Hamilton punished Pearl after the coach acknowledged misleading NCAA investigators about the cookout he hosted by docking his salary by $1.5 million over four seasons and banning him from off-campus recruiting for a year.

'This is something that we're going to have to get through,' Pearl said. 'We'll have our time in front of the (NCAA) Committee on Infractions when the time comes, we'll deal with the challenges. I think this will die down. Pretty much everything that I know and that we know is out there.'

During a June 14 interview, Pearl denied to investigators that a photo of him and recruit Aaron Craft was made at his home and claimed not to know the identity of a woman in the photo. He later informed the NCAA, Hamilton and University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek that the photo was taken at his home and that the woman was the wife of longtime assistant Jason Shay.

Pearl also acknowledged phoning the father of one of the prospects who attended the Sept. 20, 2008, cookout both before and after his June 14 interview to 'remind' him that he and his son had chosen to attend.

'At the very least, your calls to the father created the appearance that you were trying to influence the father's statements to the NCAA,' Hamilton wrote in the letter.

One of the other prospects who attended the cookout is current Tennessee freshman guard Jordan McRae. The Midway, Ga., native has not yet been cleared by the NCAA to play for the Volunteers, but he has been allowed to practice with the team.

'Based on the facts described (in the letter), Chancellor Cheek and I have determined that you engaged in gross misconduct, including dishonesty and other acts involving intolerable behavior,' Hamilton wrote in the letter. 'As a result, the university is terminating your employment agreement for adequate cause.'

Pearl's employment contract was officially terminated on Oct. 8. Hamilton said lawyers are working to finalize a new contract for Pearl which will reflect his lowered salary, but until then Pearl is working as an 'at-will' employee and could be fired or resign at any time without penalty.

'I am so committed to being here, and I want to be here this year and I want to be here for a long, long time,' Pearl said. 'I think the university feels the same way, and I really appreciate our fans continuing to reach out their support.'

Courtesy of www.washingtonexaminer.com


Oklahoma State suspends Pilgrim - by Eurobasket News
Oklahoma State has suspended forward Matthew Pilgrim (6'8''-F-87) without giving a reason or a time frame for when he might return.

Coach Travis Ford held the senior out of the Cowboys' 'Homecoming & Hoops' exhibition Friday night.

Ford said on Saturday that the suspension is not related to the protective order that was issued against Pilgrim this summer that has since been dismissed.

Pilgrim averaged 10.3 points in starting 13 games for Oklahoma State last season. The Cowboys play two exhibition games before their regular-season opener against Houston Baptist on Nov. 13.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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  NIGERIA   


NBBF Executive Board Takes Far Reaching Decisions - by Olusegun Ikuesan
At the end of the emergency meeting of the Executive Board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation Thursday to consider pressing issues including the disciplinary case against a player of the U18 National team for Men to the just concluded Afrobasket held in Kigali, Rwanda.

The board reaffirmed its zero tolerance for cutting corners in any endeavour and endorsed the ongoing investigation into the matter.

On conclusion of the investigation, the NBBF will issue an official statement.


NBBF Northwest Zonal Rep Sponsor Tourney, Clinic - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The charge by the Nigeria Basketball Federation to its zonal representatives on the Executive boiard of the federation to give back to their zones is yeilding good fruit as the representative of the Northwest Zone on the Executive Board, Mustapha Suleiman is sponsoring a one-week tournament for youth teams in the zone.

The one-week tourney will dunk-off in Kano on Saturday and will be followed by a clinic for the teeming youths in the zone.

Northwest is made-up of Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa states.

Suleiman, the zonal rep says the tourney is long over due and pleaded with the youths from the zone for understanding.

He, however, reiterate his commitement to the complete development of the game from the grassroot in the zone.

NBBF president, Alhaji Tijjani Umar praised the effort of the Noirthwest Zonal representative for coming up with the lofty idea of sponsoring the tourney and clinic in his zone.

The NBBG boss who made the disclossure at the end of the Executive Board meeting of the board in Abuja on Thursday call on other zonal representatives on the board to take the interest of the youths in their domain to heart.

He disclosed that such tournament and clinic will go a long way in assisting the NBBF to have an inclussive programme as the federation cannot do it alone.


NBBF Executive Board Dissolves League Board - by Olusegun Ikuesan
The Executive Board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has approved the dissolusion of the League Board after the successful conclusion of the 2009/2010 DStv Premier League Season.

The board thanked members of the out-going league board for their dedication to work in the just concluded season.

The 2009/2010 league board held its last meeting in office on Wednesday in Abuja to appraise the just concluded which was rounded off with the Final-8 playoffs won by Kano Pillars basketball club in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and make recommendation to the Executive Board of the Nigeria Basketball ruling body on how to improve the league.

A new league board accoring to the NBBF Executive will be constituted at the end of October as it approve the recommemdation of the former league board that the 2010/2011 DStv Premier League Season should commence in November or December 2010 and be rounded-up by May/June 2011.

The Executive Board concluded that the recommendation was in line with international standard as Nigeria strive to realign its league season with the rest of the world.

The Executive Board meeting of the NBBF presided over by the President, Alhaji Tijjani Umar calls for nomination of representatives by clubs from the Atlantic and Savannah conference, Coaches and Referres council into the league board so that work can start early.

The NBBF top-shot says the league sponsor, MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DStv/ SuperSport are pleased with the new arrangement of the Nigerian league being in conformity with thge rest of the world.

Umar says the Executive Board agreed with the suggestion of the former league board on the issue considering the availability of the nations home and foreign-based players for national assignment without hindering the DStv Leaue as experienced last season.

The 10-man league board will have one representatives each from clubs in the Atlantic and Savannah conference, the Coachs council, Referees council, Sponsor, four from the NBBF two from each of the Atlantic and Savannah conference and the chairman of the board Technical Committee, Muktar Adamu Khaleh as Chairman of the League Board.




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  PBL   


Premier Basketball League welcomes Dayton Air Strikers - by Eurobasket News
The Premier Basketball League is pleased to announce that the Dayton Air Strikers have been accepted into the league for the upcoming 2011 season. The Air Strikers will be an expansion team for the upcoming season.

'We looked at several leagues and it was an easy decision to apply for membership into the PBL,' said Anthony Byrd, president of the Dayton Air Strikers Sports Group LLC. 'We feel that we will be competitive in our inaugural year due to the great talent in the Southwest Ohio area. We are excited that we are able to bring professional basketball to the Dayton, Ohio region and create quality sports entertainment for the community.'

The team has a contracted deal with WWRD-TV, a local AT Sports TV Network affiliate, and will have select home games broadcasted throughout the season. The local franchise will also be covered nationally through a league deal with Satellite and Cable providers.

The Dayton Air Strikers will play 10 home games at the James Trent Arena in Kettering, Ohio.

'We felt Trent Arena was the best place to have this venue,' Byrd said. 'It's right in the middle of the Miami Valley, giving everyone an opportunity to come to a game without traveling too far of a distance.'

The Dayton Air Strikers will be led by former NBA coach Ron Ekker, who was an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Ekker was also the head coach at St. Louis University from 1985-1989.

'We couldn't have landed a better Head coach. With Ron's 30 plus years of experience, he is really going to give our team a competitive edge. He knows how to connect with the players and get the best performance out of them,' Byrd said.

The Team will also feature national and local entertainment during half time, showcasing musical youth groups and other local organizations.

'We want the community to really embrace this team' said Byrd. 'Giving our fans a quality and exciting sports entertainment experience is the number one way to do so.'

The Dayton Air Strikers will hold an official Press Conference Wednesday, October 27th at 1:00p at the James Trent Arena in Kettering.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


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  PHILIPPINES   


The sleeping LITTLE giant has AWOKEN, the JOHNSON star has SHINED again Patriots UNBEATEN - by Sheryl Reyes
While some ABL games are not televised real time, fans remain to be so eager to know what was happening in the other side of the world. The big game between the Philippine Patriots and Chang Thailand Slammers was awaited by every single heart who follows the ABL religiously. Finally the results has arrived,Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Bangkok Thailand emerged the victory of the Philippine Patriots fourth straight win and who to thank for that? was the unstoppable duo of LITTLE and JOHNSON and team effort from the bench of the Patriots.

The Philippine Patriots was struggling an up and down performance the entire game , but Anthony Johnson (197-G/F-79, college: La-Lafayette)'s 3-pointer with 3:36 minutes left to play in the 4th quarter kept them alive once more. Johnson went on to score another 4 points to lead a 9 2 run which gave the Philippine Patriots la ead of 51 45 with less than 28 seconds left then came Mr Kicking Shooter Ernesto Billiones and again Mr unstoppable Johnson who added another 3 free-throws to seal the game at 54 48.

The Sleeping Giant has finally awaken as Mr Donald Little (211-C-78, college: Cincinnati) who was not Little at all played a big role for the victory of the Philippine Patriots , he was sure the backbone of the team
with 14 points 7 rebounds 1 assist and his unstoppable defensive presence with 5 block shots.He surely has step up since last game he has finally blended and got his rythm back he sure is ready to face the challenges of the ABL and take the responsibility of being a leader along with Anthony Johnson for the Philippine Patriots they both now Lead by Example, that no matter what hindrance my occur they will continue to fight. Although not his 100% comming from an injury from his first big game vs the Brunei Barracudas Anthony Johnson has consistently shined and ended up 13 points, 5 rebounds 1 assist and 1 stil,8 of his points was in the final 3 and a half minutes. another key ingredient for the win was mr Shooting Kicker Billiones who added another 10 points for the Patriots.

MVP of ABL season 1 Jason Dixon (205-C-73, college: Liberty) added a quiet 11 points and 7 rebounds. Slammers unstoppable shooter Chris Kuete (195-G/F-83) did not play due to his injury caused during the game vs Satria Muda. They will meet again and it will sure be exciting to watch how the Chang Thailand Slammers will try to fire and make sure they win next face to face game with the Patriots.




PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 23
 1. David, Powerade T.23.0 
 2. Baguio, Alaska23.0 
 3. Buenafe, Air2123.0 
 4. Santos, San Miguel20.0 
 5. Cardona, Meral.19.5 
 6. Devance, Alaska19.0 
 7. Miller, Ginebra17.0 
 8. Espino, Powerade.17.0 
 9. Fonacier, Talk N.16.5 
 10. Alapag, Talk N Text16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rudy HATFIELD
  Ginebra
  (191-F-77)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Hatfield, Ginebra15.5 
 2. Washington, San M.14.0 
 3. Antonio, Powerade.14.0 
 4. Maierhofer, Derby A.13.5 
 5. Thoss, Alaska11.5 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text11.5 
 7. Salvador, Derby A.11.0 
 8. Santos, San Miguel11.0 
 9. Carey, Talk N Text10.5 
 10. Espinas, Meral.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  San Miguel
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Cabagnot, San M.7.0 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text6.5 
 3. Mercado, Rain o.6.5 
 4. Ross, Meralco B.6.5 
 5. Macapagal, Powerade.6.0 
 6. Castro, Talk N Text6.0 
 7. Arboleda, Air214.5 
 8. Fonacier, Talk N.4.0 
 9. Thoss, Alaska4.0 
 10. Cruz, Barako3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Larry FONACIER
  Talk N Text
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fonacier, Talk N.2.5 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.2.5 
 3. Macapagal, Powerade.2.0 
 4. Ross, Meralco B.2.0 
 5. David, Powerade T.2.0 
 6. Carey, Talk N Text1.5 
 7. Adducul, Derby A.1.5 
 8. Chan, Rain or Shine1.5 
 9. Maierhofer, Derby A.1.5 
 10. Salvacion, Barako1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Siverino BACLAO
  Air21
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Baclao, Air214.0 
 2. Santos, San Miguel3.0 
 3. Maierhofer, Derby A.2.5 
 4. Ibanes, Rain o.2.0 
 5. Al-Hussaini, Air212.0 
 6. Omolon, Meralco B.1.5 
 7. Devance, Alaska1.5 
 8. Yap, Derby Ace L.1.5 
 9. Williams, Talk N.1.5 
 10. Eman, Alaska1.5 


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


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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Energa Czarni 3-0 
 2. Zastal ZG 3-0 
 3. Anwil 2-1 
 4. Assec.Prokom 2-1 
 5. PBG Basket 2-1 
 6. PGE Turow 1-1 
 7. Trefl Sopot 1-1 
 8. Siarka T. 1-2 
 9. SKK Kotwica 1-2 
 10. Polonia Azbud 0-2 
 11. Polpharma 0-2 
 12. AZS Koszalin 0-3 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Tempcold AZS 6-0 
 2. Rosasport 5-0 
 3. ISS Sportino 4-1 
 4. Sokol L. 4-1 
 5. Znicz Basket 4-1 
 6. Asec.Prokom-2 4-2 
 7. MMKS DG 4-2 
 8. Big Star 3-3 
 9. AZS Szczecin 2-4 
 10. LKS Lodz 2-4 
 11. SKK Siedlce 2-4 
 12. Start Lublin 2-4 
 13. Gornik Walb. 1-4 
 14. Polonia 2011 1-4 
 15. Spojnia S. 1-5 
 16. Astoria 0-6 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. MMKS SIDEn 4-0 
 2. AZS Kutno 4-1 
 3. SMS PZKosz W. 4-1 
 4. Zuraw Gn. 4-1 
 5. Zyrardowianka 3-2 
 6. Korsarz 2-2 
 7. Norgips 2-2 
 8. Tur B.Podl. 2-2 
 9. Plock 2-3 
 10. Basket Pila 1-3 
 11. OSSM W-wa 1-3 
 12. Polpak 1-3 
 13. Trefl II Sopot 1-3 
 14. AZS Olsztyn 0-5 
Group B
 1. Open Basket 4-1 
 2. AZS PP Poznan 4-2 
 3. MKS Skiern. 4-2 
 4. Gliwice 3-2 
 5. Obiekty Wrocl. 3-2 
 6. Sudety JG 3-2 
 7. Alba 3-3 
 8. AZS PO Opole 3-3 
 9. Ksiezak 3-3 
 10. Nysa Klodzko 3-3 
 11. Stal Ostrow 3-3 
 12. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 2-3 
 13. KK A-Bild 2-3 
 14. Pogon Prudnik 2-4 
 15. Slask Wroclaw 2-4 
 16. Pogon Ruda Sl. 1-5 
Group C
 1. MOSiR Krosno 6-0 
 2. AZS AWF K-ce 5-1 
 3. Unia Tarnow 5-1 
 4. Znicz 4-1 
 5. UMKS Kielce 4-2 
 6. KKS Novum L. 3-2 
 7. HK Zory 3-3 
 8. MKS Limanowa 3-3 
 9. Polonia P. 2-3 
 10. Staco Niepol. 2-3 
 11. Wisla Krakow 2-3 
 12. AZS PR Radom 2-4 
 13. AZS Rzeszow 2-4 
 14. MCKiS Jaw. 1-5 
 15. Mickiewicz 1-5 
 16. Cracovia 0-5 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica27.7 
 2. Miller, PBG Basket20.0 
 3. Brown, Assec.Pr.20.0 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud19.5 
 5. Ewing, Assec.Pr.19.0 
 6. Thomas, Anwil18.0 
 7. Jovanovic, Anwil17.7 
 8. Burgess, Zastal ZG17.5 
 9. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot16.5 
 10. Kinloch, AZS K.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Siarka T.
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 13
 1. Truscott, Siarka T.13.0 
 2. Burgess, Zastal ZG11.0 
 3. Harris, SKK K.10.0 
 4. Wysocki, PGE Turow9.5 
 5. Jagla, Assec.Pr.9.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil8.0 
 7. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.5 
 8. Hicks, Anwil7.3 
 9. Varda, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 10. Kinnard, Trefl S.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Assec.Prokom
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brown, Assec.Pr.7.0 
 2. Vaughn, Polpharma6.5 
 3. Blassingame, Energa C.6.3 
 4. Thomas, PGE Turow6.0 
 5. Pringle, Siarka T.5.5 
 6. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.5 
 7. Bialek, Energa Czarni4.3 
 8. Beal, Trefl Sopot4.0 
 9. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.0 
 10. Thompson, Anwil3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Assec.Prokom
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ewing, Assec.Pr.5.0 
 2. Hodge, Zastal ZG3.0 
 3. Brown, Assec.Pr.3.0 
 4. Thomas, Anwil3.0 
 5. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.7 
 6. Thomas, PGE Turow2.5 
 7. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 8. Chanas, Polpharma2.5 
 9. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.5 
 10. Blassingame, Energa C.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LAPETA
  Assec.Prokom
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.2.5 
 2. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.5 
 3. Hicks, Anwil2.0 
 4. Goffney, Siarka T.1.5 
 5. Truscott, Siarka T.1.5 
 6. Palmer, Polonia Azbud1.5 
 7. Bialek, Energa Czarni1.3 
 8. Burgess, Zastal ZG1.0 
 9. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.0 
 10. Przybyszewsk., Assec..1.0 


Polpharma Starogard inks PG Robert Skibniewski - by Eurobasket News
Polpharma Starogard signed a new player for rest of the season. The Polish outfit bolstered its roster with 27-year-old point guard Robert Skibniewski (182-G-83). The player heads to Polpharma Starogard from Anwil Wloclawek, where he started this season. However, they parted ways after two games and Skibniewski was on the lookout for the new club. It seems he didnt have to wait too long as Polpharma Starogard quickly grabbed the player.
Robert Skibniewski spent last season in Czech Republic with Prostejov. He appeared 53 times for them in NBL averaging 6.1 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He helped them to reach the Playoff Finals. On season 2008/09, Robert Skibniewski also played for Prostejov registering 6.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg and 5.1 apg for 35 games. In 2008, he was a member of Turow who reached the Polish League Finals and ULEB Cup QFinals. However, he had limited playing time with the club that season. In the past, Skibniewski spent many years with Slask Wroclaw and also played for Polpak Swecie. He won two National Cup trophies with Slask.
Robert Skibniewski was a member the Polish National Team at the EuroBasket 2009, but appeared just in one game. He also played for Team Poland at EuroBasket 2007 in Spain. For the games there, Skibniewski had 1 ppg and 1.3 apg.


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Maciej USTARBOWSKI
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.20.4 
 2. Majcherek, AZS S.19.2 
 3. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.17.8 
 4. Sterenga, Gornik W.17.7 
 5. Pacocha, AZS S.17.5 
 6. Jakobczyk, Gornik W.17.4 
 7. Witos, GKS Tychy17.0 
 8. Pamula, Tempcold.16.2 
 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.9.3 
 4. Ustarbowski, Gornik W.8.6 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz B.8.4 
 6. Sterenga, Gornik W.8.3 
 7. Mis, SKK Siedlce8.3 
 8. Andrzejewski, Asec.P.8.3 
 9. Grudzinski, Spojn.8.0 
 10. Okola, SKK Siedlce7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rafal WOJCICKI
  SKK Siedlce
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Wojcicki, SKK S.6.5 
 2. Zytko, ISS Sportino6.0 
 3. Stoklosa, Spojn.6.0 
 4. Pacocha, AZS S.5.8 
 5. Wilczek, Tempcold.5.2 
 6. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.3 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin4.2 
 8. Pustelnik, GKS T.4.0 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.3.8 
 10. Trepka, LKS Lodz3.8 
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. Parzych, Spojnia S.4.0 
 5. Stoklosa, Spojn.3.8 
 6. Michalak, Polonia .3.6 
 7. Pacocha, AZS S.3.3 
 8. Wojcicki, SKK S.3.2 
 9. Mis, SKK Siedlce3.0 
 10. Klima, Sokol L.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. Salamonik, LKS L.1.7 
 4. Klima, Sokol L.1.4 
 5. Glabas, Polonia 20111.4 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.3 
 7. Zalewski, Rosas.1.2 
 8. Nikiel, Rosasport1.2 
 9. Strzelecki, ISS S.1.2 
 10. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.2 


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  PORTUGAL   


Interview with Alexandre Pires - by Hugo Carvalho
Site Club (SC) - Alexandre Pires, second year at the helm of the team's main Illiabum, with a distinct challenge of the last season. Last season bet on the continuity, keeping the basic structure of the group. This season, with only two athletes to move from former team, is to start from scratch?
Alexandre Pires (AP) - Awareness among athletes and coaches from the standpoint of human, technical and tactical level is important for the construction and growth of any workgroup. As noted, only two athletes passing last season at this early stage what causes an adaptation between the athletes and athletes with coaches, club, city ... But we place great confidence in all that we are a fast team.
SC - After providing the team the past two seasons (PROLIG champion and a brilliant fifth place in the championship return to the greatest FPB) is aware that the demand is high for this time?
AP - Being aware of our limitations in life in general and in particular sport is important to outline goals and try to evolve daily. Any proposed objective will necessarily have to be squared with the reality of competition, with the group and the level of our opponents. We do not compete alone or we win or lose without an opponent. I do not know what to expect from us but I know what we want, be competent, dedicated and professional in what we do daily. Finishing the regular phase within the top eight finishers is the first objective.
SC - To have two tournaments and two wins, have an important meaning for you?
AP - Our participation in the Tournament of Sangalhos Galitos and was engulfed in our preparation period and with different objectives, but is clearly more enjoyable meet our goals winning.
SC - The League of L.P.B. kicks off this week-end. The squad is complete?
AP - The squad Illiabum is not, like last season's close. For me, the squad is always open. What I can say is that this time the squad Illiabum is complete, which is different from being closed.
SC - The new rules, including the removal of three-point line, they can bring changes to the game?
AP - I think an early stage there will be an adaptation of the launch of the new distance, reducing the space between the line and the sideline 3pts (corner) will result in more violations than usual. More physical space for the players inside the restricted area. But of all the changes that I think can change the game is the most time of possession: less time, faster decisions.

SC - What can fans expect the team of new faces?
AP: Miguel Barroca: Miguel is a guard who likes to make decisions, good penetrator and shooter, lives the game intensely, has a good reading of the game, good interpretation of 'pick and roll'.
Christopher Lamb: We have witnessed one of the hopes of the national basketball. Physical presence, technical arguments, shot outside ... There is little competitive experience in recent years, we expect to cancel the delivery of the growing athlete.
Joo Balseiro: - Joo did a good season last year. Had to be operated which delayed their preparation for this new era. Delivery to the game, outside shooting and leaving fast counter-attacks are your best weapons.
Nuno Silva: Experience, delivery, and mission, and much help in rebounds.
Nuno Alves: Experience, humility, dedication, loyalty, love of the game, physical presence and intensity. One of the few true '5' Basketball Portuguese.
Evan Harris: Plasticity in their actions, rebounds, disarm release, defense and dunks.
Nate Frischt: A third who knows the game as a guard. Defensive intensity, shooting pool and penetrations.
Ralph Hegamin: It's a young player who first played in Europe, versatile, with good outside shot and good defensive rebounder.
SC - This is a championship finalists advance?
AP - Benfica and Porto break naturally at an advantage for the quality of flocks that show. Still think we may see a fairly balanced evidence.
SC - Jump to view this squad the lack of trained players at the club, this is due to what?
AP - This question should be posed to those who in the past fifteen years has led the club, but responsibilities must be distributed to all managers, coaches, athletes and parents.
SC - This year, their responsibilities extend beyond the senior team and being sure that nothing changes in training in a year, first ask how he found the formation of the club? After which the project you have in mind?
AP - Truly this is a subject on which I would have to maintain some modesty. At the right time and place because I'll say what I think. About the project, the club officers know him, now we just need to know if I realized that I will not be alone putting it into practice.

By: Hugo Carvalho
Source: Jlio Senos - Iliabum



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


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Almaad JACKSON
  Sampaense
  (210-F-85)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Jackson, Sampaense26.5 
 2. Oruche, Ginasio25.0 
 3. Momplasir, Lusitania23.0 
 4. Shaw, Academica22.5 
 5. Curnell, Barreirense22.0 
 6. Luettgerodt, Sampa.22.0 
 7. Eddie, Academica21.5 
 8. Webster, Ovarense21.0 
 9. Evans, Benfica20.0 
 10. Hegamin, Illiabum20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregory JENKINS
  Benfica
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jenkins, Benfica13.0 
 2. Harris, Illiabum12.0 
 3. Terrell, Porto F.12.0 
 4. Andrade, Porto F.12.0 
 5. Eddie, Academica11.0 
 6. Momplasir, Lusitania11.0 
 7. Camara, Lusitania10.0 
 8. Cortez, Ovarense9.5 
 9. Jackson, Sampaense9.5 
 10. Shaw, Academica9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel MINHAVA
  Benfica
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Minhava, Benfica13.0 
 2. Reed, Benfica7.0 
 3. Fernandes, CAB6.5 
 4. Reveles, Ginasio6.0 
 5. Costa, Porto F.5.0 
 6. Evans, Benfica5.0 
 7. Manarte, Ovarense5.0 
 8. Camara, Lusitania5.0 
 9. Lucas, Sampaense4.5 
 10. Curnell, Barreirense4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy GOODE
  Penafiel
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Goode, Penafiel6.0 
 2. Hundley, Lusitania5.0 
 3. Minhava, Benfica5.0 
 4. Tavares, VSC G.4.0 
 5. Curnell, Barreirense3.5 
 6. Gentry, CAB3.0 
 7. Camara, Lusitania3.0 
 8. Monteiro, Lusitania3.0 
 9. Madison, CAB3.0 
 10. Barroso, Ginasio2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLASIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Momplasir, Lusitania4.0 
 2. Cooper, Lusitania3.0 
 3. Curnell, Barreirense2.5 
 4. Brown, VSC Guimar.2.0 
 5. Harris, Illiabum2.0 
 6. Jordao, Benfica2.0 
 7. Gentry, CAB1.5 
 8. Jackson, Sampaense1.5 
 9. Fritsch, Illiabum1.5 
 10. Ramos, Benfica1.0 


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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 5-0 
 2. Mures 4-0 
 3. Gaz Metan 4-1 
 4. U.Mobitel.CN 4-1 
 5. Oradea 3-0 
 6. Steaua Turabo 3-1 
 7. Rovinari 3-2 
 8. Craiova 2-3 
 9. CSM Bucur. 2-3 
 10. Otopeni 2-3 
 11. Pitesti 2-3 
 12. Timisoara 2-4 
 13. CSU Sibiu 1-3 
 14. Miercurea C. 1-5 
 15. Politehnica Iasi 0-4 
 16. Brasov 0-5 


Preview of round 5 - by Sebastian Umbrich
Round 5 of the Romanian basketball championship, is figuring out 7 important, and the match between CSM Oradea and CSU Sibiu has been postponed, because CSM Oradea has 7 ill players.

Match 1: CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov vs. CS Municipal Bucuresti
Date and time: 23rd October, 17:00
Venue: D.P. Colibasi sports hall, Brasov
Referees: Cosmin Prisca, Gabriela Istvan, Bogdan Badea
The first match of round 5 will be a much misbalanced match. CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov, a team built up only from young Romanian players, which didnt gather any experience, the teams goal being to survive in the first division. In contrast, CS Municipal Bucuresti is considered to be the unluckiest team in the championship, losing two out of the 4 disputed matches after overtime. However, CS Municipal Bucuresti is the only team which beat CS Gaz Metan Medias, one of the title contenders from this season. In the direct meetings in the championship, only 2 matches, given the fact that CS Municipal Bucuresti promoted to the first division 1 season ago, the teams shared the victories, each one winning on home ground. Last round, CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov lost to CS Otopeni, 91-50, felling to 0-4. In contrast, CS Municipal Bucuresti won last round, 92-86 against CS Gaz Metan Medias, and rose to 1-3 record.

Match 2: CS Gaz Metan Medias vs. Politehnica Iasi
Date and time: 23rd October, 18:00
Venue: Sports hall, Medias
Referees: Vlad Potra, Dragos Nicolae, Valentin Negrea
The second match of the round will be another misbalanced match; CS Gaz Metan Medias, the team with the best offence (99 ppg), will meet Politehnica Iasi, the team with the second worst offence, only 66ppg. The history of the meetings between these 2 teams is pretty simple, only 2 matches being played, in the 2005-2006 season. Both teams won on home ground, but Politehnica Iasi won only 4 points away. In conclusion, the odds are high for the score to get 2-1 for CS Gaz Metan Medias after Saturdays match. Last round, CS Gaz Metan Medias surprisingly lost to CS Municipal Bucuresti, 86-92, a match that found CS Municipal Bucuresti on fire from the 6,60 line, scoring 57% at 3Pt. This loss brought down CS Gaz Metan Medias to a 3-1 record. Politehnica Iasi lost last rounds match on home ground against BC Mures Targu-Mures, a loss which brought them to a 0-4 record. This negative streak is lucky to go on. Before this round CS Gaz Metan Medias was ranked 3rd (3-1 record), while Politehnica Iasi was ranked 16th (0-3 record).

Match 3: BC Timisoara vs. CS Otopeni
Date and time: 23rd October, 18:00
Venue: Constantin Jude sports hall, Timisoara
Referees: Gabriel Roceanu, Laurentiu Grigoras, Alexandru Anica
The third match of the round is likely to be a very interesting match. BC Timisoara will meet CS Otopeni, in a replay of the semifinal from the seasons ago, a series won by BC Timisoara 3-2, mainly thanks to the home ground advantage, each team winning the matches played on home ground. More interesting, BC Timisoara won 6 out of the 8 matches played against CS Otopeni during the regular season, as well as the only match played in the Romanian Cup, in last seasons Final-Four. Last round, BC Timisoara lost to 7 time champions CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, 70-96, and fell to a 1-3 record. On Tuesday, BC Timisoara played a match counting for round 12, and again lost, surprisingly, against newcomer CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc, score 71-74. In contrast, CS Otopeni won last rounds match against CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov, 91-50, a victory which brought them to a 2-2 record. Before this round, BC Timisoara was ranked 10th (1-4 record), while CS Otopeni was ranked 8th (2-2 record).
This match will be broadcasted by TVR 3.

Match 4: CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
Date and time: 23rd October, 18:00
Venue: Sports hall, Miercurea Ciuc
Referees: Ciprian Stoica, Alin Rosu, Adrian Habor
The fourth match of the round will be another interesting meeting. CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc, a newcomer on the first stage of the Romanian basketball, will meet 7-time champions, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti. As CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc is a newcomer, there havent been any matches played between these 2 teams. Last round, CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc lost 54-83 against CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca, but proved on Tuesday that can offer great resistance to a title contender, winning 74-71 against BC Timisoara, in a match counting for round 12. In contrast, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti won last rounds match against BC Timisoara 96-70. Before this round, CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc was ranked 7th (1-4 record) while CSU Asesoft Ploiesti are the leaders, with a 4-0 record.

Match 5: CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu vs. BC Arges Pitesti
Date and time: 23rd October, 19:00
Venue: Sports hall, Targu-Jiu
Referees: Marius Ciulin, Fabiana Martinescu Nitu, Gabriel Dima
Match number 5 of the round will be another exciting match, putting face to face two teams which are trying to catch the play-offs, and which play a good basketball. The history of the meetings between these 2 clubs consists of 4 matches, and the score is 2-2, each team winning the matches played on home ground. Last round, BC Arges Pitesti lost 74-77 against CSM Oradea after overtime. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu lost as well against BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti, on the road, score 88-99. Before this round, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu was ranked 11th (2-2 record) while BC Arges Pitesti was ranked 6th (2-2 record).

Match 6: SCM CSU Craiova vs. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca
Date and time: 23rd October, 20:00
Venue: Sports hall
Referees: Alexandru Olaru, Marius Epure, Liviu Ionita
The last match to be played on Saturday will be the clash between SCM CSU Craiova and CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. All of the three matches played in the regular season have been won by CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. Last round, SCM CSU Craiova managed to make the surprise, winning on the road against CSU Sibiu. By doing this, SCM CSU Craiova put an end to an away-win drought that lasted nearly 2 years (617 days). CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca also won its last round match, 83-54, against newcomer CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc. Before this round SCM CSU Craiova was ranked 12th (2-2 record), while CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca was ranked 4th (3-1 record).

Match 7: BC Mures Targu-Mures vs. BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti
Date and time: 24th October, 19:30
Venue: Sports hall
Referees: Alexandru Olaru, Alin Mircea Faur, Bogdan Podar
The epilogue of this round will also be the derby of round 5. BC Mures Targu-Mures and BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti, two teams which have seriously strengthened last summer, are facing each other. In the direct meetings, BC Mures Targu-Mures won 4 out of the 6 matches played in the regular season, but BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti won the last direct meeting. Last round, BC Mures Targu-Mures won on the road against Politehnica Iasi, 88-70, and BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti won 99-88 on home ground against CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu. Whats more, JuJuan Cooley (175-G-82, agency: Agency No 10, college: Indiana Tech) of BC Mures Targu-Mures managed to equal the number of assists in one match, managing 8 assists last round. Before this round, BC Mures Targu-Mures was ranked 2nd (4-0 record) while BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti was ranked 5th (3-1 record).



Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Dawson, Polite.22.5 
 2. Darby, Rovinari20.6 
 3. Dykes, U.Mobite.20.2 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.8 
 5. Seals, Otopeni19.0 
 6. Mandic, Oradea19.0 
 7. Schachtner, Oradea18.0 
 8. Mitchell, Gaz Metan17.6 
 9. Mladenovic, Mures17.3 
 10. Scott, Otopeni17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Craiova
  (203-C-)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Simms, Craiova11.2 
 2. Burlacu, Ploiesti11.0 
 3. Nicoara, Gaz Metan11.0 
 4. Forte, Mures10.0 
 5. Coleman, Miercure.9.4 
 6. Waterstradt, CSM B.9.4 
 7. Paltinisanu, Timis.9.0 
 8. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.4 
 9. Paliciuc, Brasov8.0 
 10. Bigus, Rovinari7.6 
Assists Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cooley, Mures8.0 
 2. Dzambic, CSM B.7.3 
 3. Blidaru, Ploiesti7.0 
 4. Stojakovic, Craiova6.2 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan4.8 
 6. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.2 
 7. Nikolic, Rovinari3.8 
 8. Calota, CSU Sibiu3.5 
 9. Petrisor, Timisoara3.5 
 10. Gennie, Pitesti3.4 
Steals Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dawson, Polite.3.8 
 2. Westrol, Ploiesti3.3 
 3. Nicoara, Gaz Metan3.2 
 4. Gennie, Pitesti3.2 
 5. Paliciuc, Brasov3.2 
 6. Mandic, Oradea3.0 
 7. Stojakovic, Craiova3.0 
 8. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN2.8 
 9. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 10. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu3.3 
 2. Mladenovic, Mures1.8 
 3. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.6 
 4. Capusan, Rovinari1.4 
 5. Simms, Craiova1.4 
 6. Vajda, Miercure.1.2 
 7. Lucic, Steaua T.1.0 
 8. Stefanovic, Pitesti1.0 
 9. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.1.0 
 10. Carutasu, Steaua T.1.0 


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  RUSSIA   


Standings - Superleague A
PBL Standings
 1. Khimky 2-0 
 2. Spartak SP 2-0 
 3. CSKA 1-0 
 4. Dynamo M. 1-1 
 5. Krasnie Krilya 1-1 
 6. Lokomotiv K. 1-1 
 7. Triumph 1-1 
 8. Unics 1-1 
 9. N.Novgorod 0-2 
 10. Enisey 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Khimky
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Langford, Khimky20.0 
 2. Sokolov, CSKA20.0 
 3. Antic, Spartak SP19.5 
 4. Popovic, Unics19.5 
 5. Lampe, Unics19.0 
 6. Bremer, Krasnie .18.0 
 7. Vyaltsev, Triumph17.0 
 8. Lyday, Unics16.5 
 9. Labovic, Enisey15.7 
 10. Toporov, Lokomoti.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrey TRUSHKIN
  Triumph
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Trushkin, Triumph11.5 
 2. Marjanovic, CSKA10.0 
 3. Monya, Khimky9.0 
 4. Lampe, Unics9.0 
 5. Massey, Lokomoti.8.0 
 6. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.7.5 
 7. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.7.5 
 8. Levter, Triumph7.0 
 9. Sokolov, CSKA7.0 
 10. Langford, Khimky6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Matjaz SMODIS
  CSKA
  (205-F-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Smodis, CSKA8.0 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .6.5 
 3. Shved, CSKA5.0 
 4. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.0 
 5. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 6. Williams, Enisey4.3 
 7. Khvostov, Dynamo M.4.0 
 8. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
 9. Jeretin, Lokomoti.4.0 
 10. Samoylenko, Unics3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael WILKINSON
  Lokomotiv K.
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.3.0 
 2. Gordon, CSKA3.0 
 3. Jeretin, Lokomoti.2.5 
 4. Thompson, Spart.2.0 
 5. Massey, Lokomoti.2.0 
 6. Pashutin, Unics2.0 
 7. Green, Krasnie Krilya2.0 
 8. Bremer, Krasnie .2.0 
 9. Kulagin, N.Novgorod2.0 
 10. Likhodey, Triumph2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitry SOKOLOV
  CSKA
  (212-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sokolov, CSKA3.0 
 2. Vranes, Unics2.5 
 3. Eze, Khimky2.0 
 4. Likhodey, Triumph1.5 
 5. Wilkinson, Lokomoti.1.5 
 6. Zhukanenko, Dynamo M.1.0 
 7. Davidson, Krasni.1.0 
 8. Ponkrashov, Spart.1.0 
 9. Yakovenko, N.Nov.1.0 
 10. Planinic, Khimky1.0 


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  SERBIA   


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Dusko BUNIC
  Novi Sad
  (207-C-89)
  Avg: 23
 1. Bunic, Novi Sad23.0 
 2. Kruscic, Metalac22.0 
 3. Koprivica, Super.21.0 
 4. Janjusevic, Crnok.20.7 
 5. Milisavljevi., Mega V.20.0 
 6. Dramicanin, Mega V.19.0 
 7. Subotic, Beograd18.3 
 8. Micevic, Sloboda U.17.5 
 9. Balmazovic, Metalac17.3 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dejan BURIC
  Tamis
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 10
 1. Buric, Tamis10.0 
 2. Bjegovic, Superfund9.0 
 3. Marjanovic, Vojvo.9.0 
 4. Bunic, Novi Sad7.7 
 5. Markovic, FMP7.0 
 6. Dedijer, Borac7.0 
 7. Cvetkovic, Mega V.7.0 
 8. Zocevic, Borac6.7 
 9. Spica, Superfund6.7 
 10. Dundjerski, Beograd6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Branko MILISAVLJEVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Milisavljevi., Mega V.8.5 
 2. Zarkovic, Prolet.8.0 
 3. Covic, FMP6.0 
 4. Vlahovic, Sloga5.0 
 5. Djoric, Superfund5.0 
 6. Ljubicic, Metalac4.7 
 7. Radulovic, Crnokosa4.7 
 8. Jereminov, Tamis4.3 
 9. Vasojevic, Borac4.0 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milos MARJANOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Marjanovic, Vojvo.3.5 
 2. Pejovic, Napredak3.0 
 3. Janjusevic, Crnok.3.0 
 4. Djoric, Superfund2.7 
 5. Kuzeta, Novi Sad2.7 
 6. Bunic, Novi Sad2.3 
 7. Radenkovic, Tamis2.0 
 8. Ljubojevic, Metal.2.0 
 9. Vujosevic, Novi Sad2.0 
 10. Milisavljevi., Mega V.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milos MARJANOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marjanovic, Vojvo.2.5 
 2. Dramicanin, Mega V.2.0 
 3. Ilic, FMP1.7 
 4. Bjegovic, Superfund1.7 
 5. Milovanovic, FMP1.3 
 6. Bozovic, Sloga1.3 
 7. Bircevic, Metalac1.3 
 8. Majkic, Proleter.1.0 
 9. Buric, Tamis1.0 
 10. Pajevic, Borac1.0 


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  SINGAPORE   


The Miller-Hartman Duo is Back.. Dragons win 81-74 over the Singapore Slingers - by Sheryl Reyes
The addition of Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) to the Westsports KL Dragonss roster was definitley a right decision , they finally had victory with a score of 81 over 74 for the Slingers today 0ctober 23, 2010 dragons home game.Finally the Westsports KL Dragons is awaken and can rejoice and be confident for the next comming games. It has been tough losses recently for them that urged the management to make drastic changes which for sure worked for them. Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) was on fire having 27 points and 5 rebounds, his partner in crime Nakiea Miller had 17points and 13 rebounds the rest of the team contributed for the win also. It will be very challenging for the next comming games but for sure the Westsports KL Dragons are now more motivated to fight and be consistent as the losing streak has ended.

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  SLOVENIA   


Zlatorog scores 57 points, enough for road win - by Zeljko Zule
In one of the lowest scoring game in Slovenian League history, Zlatorog defeated Elektra 57-46 (11-6, 12-18, 18-11, 16-11).
Elektra-Zlatorog 46-57: Zlatorog opened the second half with a 9-1 run to go ahead 32-25 and never looked back from there. Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and Luka Dimec grabbed 11 rebounds in just 12 minutes. Zlatorog outrebounded Elektra 43-32 picking up 16 offensive boards and the home team shot just 13-of-43 from the field. Milos Miljkovic had 18 points and 7 rebounds and Salih Nuhanovic grabbed 9 rebounds.
Sentjur-Geoplin Slovan 75-69: There were 15 lead changes and 14 ties. Sentjur made a 11-2 run in the final period to take a crucial lead 70-61 and Teo Simovic contributed 7 points during the span. He finished with 20 points and Dwayne Harmason added 14. Slovan was led by Dalibor Djapa who had 18 points, Sandi Cebular in his debut scored 16 and Dejan Cigoja 13.
Hopsi-Maribor Messer 79-73: Hopsi went on a 13-2 run spanning the first and second quarter and had their largest lead of the game at 55-35. Primoz Kobale and Matej Venta scored 17 points apiece, Stanko Sebic had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Gregg Thondique garbbed 13 rebounds. Maribor was outrebounded 27-50. Tadej Horvat finished with 20 points, Primoz Brolih and Ilija Zolotic posted 16 points each.
Helios-LTHCast Mercator 93-80: The visiting team outrebunded Helios 29-24 but commited 24 turnovers, while Helios had 14 lost balls. Drazen Bubnic led Helios with 23 points, Grega Mali added 19, Klemen Prepelic 14 and Marko Vranjkovic 13. For LTH, Blaz Mahovic netted 23 point, Tomaz Nowakowski 13, Vladimir Mihailovic 12 and Dejan Radojevic 10.





Standings - 1A
Telemach Standings
 1. Polzela 2-0 
 2. Sentjur 2-0 
 3. Zlatorog 1-0 
 4. Elektra 1-1 
 5. Geoplin Slovan 1-1 
 6. Helios 1-1 
 7. Parklji 0-1 
 8. LTHcast Merc. 0-2 
 9. Maribor Messer 0-2 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Krka
 2. U.Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir MIHAILOVIC
  Buducnost
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 23
 1. Mihailovic, LTHcas.23.0 
 2. Harmason, Sentjur20.0 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog20.0 
 4. Miljkovic, Elektra19.5 
 5. Mahkovic, LTHcast .19.5 
 6. Bubnic, Helios19.5 
 7. Krejic, Parklji19.0 
 8. Simovic, Sentjur18.0 
 9. Cigoja, Geoplin .16.5 
 10. Cebular, Geoplin .16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Polzela
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Thondique, Polzela12.0 
 2. Dimec, Zlatorog11.0 
 3. Miljkovic, Elektra11.0 
 4. Cebasek, Parklji10.0 
 5. Sebic, Polzela8.5 
 6. Delic, Parklji8.0 
 7. Pasalic, Helios7.5 
 8. Nuhanovic, Elektra7.0 
 9. Erzen, Parklji7.0 
 10. Djapa, Geoplin Slovan6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dejan HOHLER
  Sentjur
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hohler, Sentjur5.0 
 2. Mezek, LTHcast .4.5 
 3. Kobal, Parklji4.0 
 4. Pelko, Zlatorog4.0 
 5. Mihailovic, LTHcas.4.0 
 6. Brolih, Maribor .4.0 
 7. Harmason, Sentjur4.0 
 8. Lebedincev, LTHcas.4.0 
 9. Rupnik, Geoplin .3.5 
 10. Pasalic, Helios3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dorde LELIC
  Elektra
  (197-F-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Lelic, Elektra4.0 
 2. Vranjkovic, Helios4.0 
 3. Bubnic, Helios3.0 
 4. Pasalic, Helios3.0 
 5. Harmason, Sentjur3.0 
 6. Dimec, Zlatorog3.0 
 7. Cmer, Zlatorog3.0 
 8. Hohler, Sentjur2.5 
 9. Cej, Maribor .2.5 
 10. Korosec, Helios2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Elektra
  (209-C-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nuhanovic, Elektra3.5 
 2. Dimec, Zlatorog2.0 
 3. Sviridov, Polzela1.5 
 4. Miljkovic, Elektra1.0 
 5. Mihailovic, LTHcas.1.0 
 6. Delic, Parklji1.0 
 7. Cigoja, Geoplin .1.0 
 8. Sebic, Sentjur1.0 
 9. Pasalic, Helios1.0 
 10. Sebic, Polzela0.5 


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Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Elephants 4-1 
 2. Sonic Boom KT 4-1 
 3. LG Sakers 3-1 
 4. Samsung Th. 3-1 
 5. Dongbu Promy 2-2 
 6. SK Knights 2-2 
 7. Daegu Orions 1-3 
 8. KCC Egis 1-3 
 9. Mobis Phoebus 1-3 
 10. Anyang KGC 0-4 


KBL Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SK Knights - KCC Egis 62-79
SK Knights lost to KCC Egis 62:79 at the start of the Regular Season Round 4. Daniels Chris (211-C-84) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 18 rebounds, while Chon Tae-Poong netted 18. Leather Terrence delivered 15 points in the losing effort.

Anyang KGC - LG Sakers 76-97
Anyang KGC was beaten by LG Sakers 76:97 on October 22nd. Ki Seung-Ho (194-F-85) pourted in 25 points and Alexander Chris collected 17 points and 11 rebounds. Park Sung-Hoon responded with 19 points in defeat.

Mobis Phoebus - Samsung Th. 92-118
Mobis Phoebus was beaten Samsung Thunders 92:118 on Sunday. Haynes Aaron (201-F-81, college: Boise St.) erupted with 37 points and 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Cha Jae-Young posted 18 and Kim Dong-Uk nailed 14. No Kyoung-Suk ended up with 25 points for Mobis.

Dongbu Promy - Sonic Boom KT 71-79
Trailing 19-22 after the first period Sonic Boom KT edged Dongbu Promy 79:71. Park Sang-Oh (196-F-81) poured in 20 points for the winners and Johnson Jasper finished the night with 18 points. Benson Rod produced 17 points and 10 boards in defeat.

Elephants - Daegu Orions 73-68
Elephants overcame Daegu Orions 73:68 at the end of the Regular Season Round 4. Seo Jang-Hoon (207-C-74) stepped up with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Stevenson Jarod netted 14 points and grabbed 13 boards. McGowan Glen notched 16 points in the losing case.




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Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Xavier LOPEZ
  Avila
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Lopez, Avila19.0 
 2. Witt, Clavijo19.0 
 3. Larry, Regal F.18.3 
 4. Ramsdell, Avila18.3 
 5. Bustamante, Plase.18.0 
 6. Swanston, Clavijo17.3 
 7. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.16.5 
 8. Mesa, Clavijo16.3 
 9. Justo, Avila16.3 
 10. Mortellaro, Lan M.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Guadalajara
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Lawal, Guadalajara15.3 
 2. O''Leary, Oviedo F.9.8 
 3. Larry, Regal F.9.0 
 4. Mesa, Clavijo8.8 
 5. Ramsdell, Avila8.0 
 6. Llobet, Prat J.7.7 
 7. Chubrevich, Illescas7.5 
 8. Mortellaro, Lan M.7.5 
 9. Howard, Andorra7.3 
 10. Thompson, Coruna7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Witt, Clavijo6.3 
 2. Rufian, Promobys5.8 
 3. Justo, Avila5.3 
 4. Uriz, Santurtzi5.0 
 5. Ibargutxi, Lan M.5.0 
 6. Zamora, Andorra4.0 
 7. Alonso, Mallorca4.0 
 8. Bataller, ADT T.4.0 
 9. Barcelo, Plasencia3.8 
 10. Suarez, Oviedo Feve3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sergio ALONSO
  Mallorca
  (182-G-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Alonso, Mallorca2.8 
 2. Creus, Regal F.2.7 
 3. Martinez, Plasencia2.0 
 4. Guirao, ADT T.2.0 
 5. Casado, Santurtzi2.0 
 6. O''Leary, Oviedo F.2.0 
 7. Larry, Regal F.2.0 
 8. Ramsey, Promobys1.8 
 9. Bassas, Prat J.1.8 
 10. Mesa, Clavijo1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Biyombo, Illescas1.8 
 2. Lawal, Guadalajara1.7 
 3. Mbaye, Regal F.1.7 
 4. Marti, Prat J.1.3 
 5. Todorovic, Prat J.1.3 
 6. Howard, Plasencia1.0 
 7. Munoz, Illescas1.0 
 8. Maglisceau, Promo.1.0 
 9. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.1.0 
 10. Johnson, Andorra1.0 


LEB Silver Round: 4 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Avila - Clavijo 76-80
Clavijo grabbed 76-80 road win against Avila keeping the perfect score after four rounds in LEB Silver. Matt Witt (183-G-84, college: E.Kentucky) stepped up for the guests with 27 points. The hosts got 20 pts, 8 rebs and 5 assists from Charles Ramsdell (208-F/C-85, agency: Court Side, college: Tulsa).

Lan Mobel ISB - Illescas 76-68
Anthony Paez (198-F-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Stephen F. Austin) stepped up for Lan Mobel with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Cristopher Mortellaro (206-F/C-82, college: Drury) secured a great help as he added 13 points and 13 boards (valuation 25). On the other side, Illescas had three players with 13 points each.

Coruna - Prat Juventud 52-84
Second victory of the season for Pat Joventut, whose leading player in this game was Alejandro Barrera (199-F/C-92) with 12 points. Visitors had two more players with double-digits. In Coruna, Ronald Thompson (208-F/C-81, college: Morehouse) collected 18 points and 7 rebounds.

Santurtzi - Andorra 66-79
Andorra grabbed this one mostly owing to Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer), who came up with double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. He reached valuation 21 and was Co-MVP of this game. In the loosing squad, Tomas Hampl (215-C-88) had 16 pts and 9 rebs.

Mallorca - Guadalajara 90-86
Mallorca celebrated 90-86 home win against Guadalajara in Round Four of LEB Silver. Matthew Kingsley (206-F-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) was the leading player in victory with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Raul Lazaro (195-F-87) scored 16 pts in loss.

ADT Tarragona - Promobys 79-77
ADT Tarragona escaped with 79-77 home win against Promobys on Friday night. Eduard Eduard Riu (202-C-82) shined for the hosts with 17 points. Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) had 15 points and 5 boards in defeat.

Oviedo Feve - Plasencia 82-75
Oviedo Feve was better than Plasencia improving to 3-1 record in LEB Silver. Tony Tate (180-G-82, college: Florida A&M) top-scored for the winners with 24 points. Antonio Bustamante (182-G-84, agency: Court Side) responded with 20 points in defeat.


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Andorra 4-0 
 2. Clavijo 4-0 
 3. Mallorca 4-0 
 4. ADT Tarragona 3-0 
 5. Oviedo Feve 3-1 
 6. Promobys 3-1 
 7. Regal FC II 2-1 
 8. Plasencia 2-2 
 9. Prat Juventud 2-2 
 10. Lan Mobel ISB 1-3 
 11. Avila 0-3 
 12. Guadalajara 0-3 
 13. Coruna 0-4 
 14. Illescas 0-4 
 15. Santurtzi 0-4 


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. Erdogan, Meridian.16.3 
 7. San Emeterio, Caja L.15.7 
 8. Martinez, Valencia15.5 
 9. Bullock, Cajasol15.3 
 10. Teletovic, Caja L.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.10.3 
 2. Kurz, Granada9.3 
 3. Lishchuk, Valencia8.0 
 4. Trias, DKV Joventut8.0 
 5. Pietrus, Caja L.7.5 
 6. Mumbru, Bizkaia .7.3 
 7. Barnes, Valladolid7.3 
 8. Freeland, Unicaja7.3 
 9. Hettsheimeir, CAI Z.7.0 
 10. Triguero, Cajasol7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Regal Barca
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Rubio, Regal Barca6.7 
 2. Cook, Valencia6.3 
 3. Quinteros, CAI Z.5.3 
 4. Salgado, Lagun A.5.3 
 5. McIntyre, Unicaja5.0 
 6. Huertas, Caja L.4.7 
 7. Llompart, Meridian.4.7 
 8. Logan, Caja Laboral4.3 
 9. Bullock, Cajasol4.3 
 10. Ingles, Granada4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol3.3 
 2. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.7 
 3. Robinson, DKV J.2.7 
 4. Ingles, Granada2.7 
 5. Calloway, Cajasol2.7 
 6. Claver, Valencia2.5 
 7. Erdogan, Meridian.2.3 
 8. Ayon, Fuenlabrada2.3 
 9. Victor, Menorca2.3 
 10. Batista, Fuenlabr.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (209-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Vazquez, Regal B.2.3 
 2. Ayon, Fuenlabrada2.0 
 3. Majstorovic, Manre.1.7 
 4. Tomic, Real Madrid1.7 
 5. Ivanov, Cajasol1.7 
 6. Fischer, Real Madrid1.5 
 7. Mavroeidis, Bizkai.1.3 
 8. Morris, Regal B.1.3 
 9. Barac, Caja Laboral1.3 
 10. Weigand, Meridiano A.1.0 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Real Madrid 4-0 
 2. Fuenlabrada 3-0 
 3. Regal Barca 3-0 
 4. Bizkaia Bilbao 2-1 
 5. Caja Laboral 2-1 
 6. Cajasol 2-1 
 7. DKV Joventut 2-1 
 8. Lagun Aro GBC 2-1 
 9. Unicaja 2-1 
 10. Valladolid 2-1 
 11. CAI Zaragoza 1-2 
 12. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 13. Vive Menorca 1-2 
 14. Valencia 1-3 
 15. Estud