EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/10/2010

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
Gulf Coast
 1. Cypress 0-0 
 2. Gulf Coast F. 0-0 
 3. Houston Red S. 0-0 
 4. Lafayette U. 0-0 
 5. Mobile Bay H. 0-0 
 6. SE Texas M. 0-0 
Mid-Atlantic
 1. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 2. Charlotte 0-0 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Fayetteville F. 0-0 
 5. Georgia G. 0-0 
 6. Georgia K 0-0 
 7. Seven Cities 0-0 
NoCal
 1. Bay Area M. 0-0 
 2. California SK 0-0 
 3. Clayton 0-0 
 4. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 5. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 6. Sacramento H. 0-0 
North Central
 1. Chicago Steam 0-0 
 2. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 3. Elkhart E. 0-0 
 4. Indianapolis 0-0 
 5. Kansas City S. 0-0 
 6. Lake Michigan 0-0 
 7. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 2. Maryland M. 0-0 
 3. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 4. NY Thunder 0-0 
 5. S.Jersey 0-0 
 6. Tri-City Suns 0-0 
Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 0-0 
SoCal
 1. Compton C. 0-0 
 2. LA Slam 0-0 
 3. Las Vegas A. 0-0 
 4. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 5. Riverside R. 0-0 
 6. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 7. San Diego S. 0-0 
South Central
 1. E.Kentucky En. 0-0 
 2. Indiana Diesel 0-0 
 3. Kentucky B. 0-0 
 4. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 5. St. Louis 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
Southeast
 1. Bahama PS 0-0 
 2. Columbus Life 0-0 
 3. Florida Makos 0-0 
 4. Florida Th. 0-0 
 5. H.Prowl 0-0 
 6. Jacksonville 0-0 
 7. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 8. Savannah Storm 0-0 
 9. Team Haiti 0-0 
Southwest
 1. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 2. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 3. North Dallas 0-0 
 4. Oklahoma 0-0 
 5. Piedmont 0-0 
 6. Texas Fuel 0-0 
 7. W.Texas W. 0-0 


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  ACPBL   


Bombers Roster Locked and Loaded - by Justin Moore
The Beltway Bombers are gearing up for there debut in the Acpbl led by Coach Chaz Dudley. The Acpbl as a whole looks to be on the rise led by James schultz who had great success running the Elmira Bulldogs who were one of the best minor league teams for the past 3 years

Perry King (6'0''-G, college: St.Bonaventure)


Steven Miles (6'2''-G-81, college: American)
Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G, college: N.Carolina A&T)


Eric Joe (6'2''-G) 6-4 G The Apprentice School
Rogers Barnes (6'2''-G-86, college: Morgan St.)
Darrian Lee (6'5''-G-78, college: Goucher)
Daryl Owens (6'2''-G-76, college: Nova CC)
Ed Jones (6'7''-F, college: N.Carolina A&T)
Chris Seaborn (6'7''-F-86, college: UMBC)


Dallas Crawley (6'6''-F/C-80, college: Marymount)
Devon Neckles (6'7''-F/C, college: St.Francis, NY)
Chris Darnell (6'9''-F/C-86, college: William & Mary)


Edwin Braswell (6'0''-G)
Ian Hudson (5'10''-G-82)
Mike Battle (6'4''-G, college: Cent.Florida)




Bombers Sign Ed Braswell - by Justin Moore
The Beltway Bombers continue to load up for a championship run in the ACPBL. With the announced signing of Edwin Braswell (6'0''-G) out of Cheyney State University, the Bombers are one of the most talented and deepest teams in any pro league. Coach Chaz Dudley speaks very highly of his recent addition; 'Ed is a pro. He had an outstanding college career, winning several team and conference awards as one of the best point guards in the country'. 'Ed possess all of the tools and skills that a lead PG needs. He's fast, has great handle and vision, knock down shooter, effective in pick & roll, lock down defender, high assist-to-low turnover ratio, and he controls the tempo'. 'Along with his talents, Ed has all the other intangibles such as leadership, work ethic, accountability, poise and a winning mindset. We're very excited to have Ed be a part of the Bomber's family.' The Philadelphia native is joining guards Perry King (6'0''-G, college: St.Bonaventure), Steven Miles (6'2''-G-81, college: American), Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G, college: N.Carolina A&T), Darrian Lee (6'5''-G-78, college: Goucher) and Eric Joe (6'2''-G) along with forwards Ed Jones, Chris Seaborn (6'7''-F-86, college: UMBC), Rogers Barnes (6'2''-G-86, college: Morgan St.), Mike Battle (6'4''-G, college: Cent.Florida), Chris Darnell (6'9''-F/C-86, college: William & Mary), Dallas Crawley (6'6''-F/C-80, college: Marymount), Daryl Owens (6'2''-G-76, college: Nova CC) Owens and Devon Neckles. The Bombers now have two of the premiere PG's in the country in Edwin Braswell and Perry King. When asked about joining the Bombers, Ed said 'I would like to thank the Beltway Bombers organization for giving me an opportunity to pursue my dream, and I'm excited to learn and grow under Coach Chaz's tutelage. With the mixture of talent that we have, I believe the Bombers will be a very dangerous team. Looking forward to adding a little fuel to the fire.' The Bombers open up their ACPBL season on the road on Saturday December 4th against the Westchester Wildkatz. The Bombers Home opener is Sunday, December 12th at 3:00pm against the Norfolk Tru Hope Trailblazers at Potomac HS in Dumfries VA.

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Macvan's 24 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
21-year old forward Milan Macvan (205-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 24 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Hemofarm in his team's victory, helping them to beat U.Olimpija (#7, 4-2) 84-74. Hemofarm maintains the 8th position in Adriatic League league. They are still close to the very top. Hemofarm would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Macvan had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Hemofarm, through which he has constantly improved. Macvan has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.2ppg), rebounds (5th best: 6.8rpg) and averages solid 63.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ales Chan (215-C-80, agency: Edge Sports) of CEZ Basketball Nymburk. He is a center in his first season at CEZ Nymburk. In the last game Chan recorded impressive 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for CEZ Nymburk to edge the higher-ranked Cibona (#6, 3-3) by 1 point 86-85. CEZ Nymburk's 10th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Chan is a newcomer at CEZ Nymburk and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to center Leon Radosevic (208-C-90) of KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (#6). Radosevic scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Radosevic's great performance Cibona lost 85-86 to the lower-ranked CEZ Nymburk (#10, 4-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Cibona needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Radosevic has a great season in Adriatic League. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.3rpg (3rd best). He also has 2.2spg, 1.2bpg and FGP: 52.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milos Borisov (201-F-85) of Hemofarm - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Vlado Ilievski (190-G-80) of U.Olimpija - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Chester Simmons (198-G-82) of CEZ Nymburk - 23 points and 2 assists
7. Dontaye Draper (180-G-84) of Cedevita - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Afik Nissim (180-G-81) of CEZ Nymburk - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Tomislav Zubcic (214-C/F-90) of Cibona - 19 points and 9 rebounds
10. Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74) of U.Olimpija - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  Cibona
  (202-G/F-89)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Bogdanovic, Cibona22.8 
 2. Lee, Radnicki21.5 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm20.2 
 4. Draper, Cedevita19.2 
 5. Simmons, CEZ N.17.8 
 6. Car, Zadar17.5 
 7. Edwards, Cedevita17.3 
 8. Ilievski, U.Olimpija16.3 
 9. Chase, Igokea16.3 
 10. Zoric, KK.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Zoric, KK.8.7 
 2. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.5 
 3. Radosevic, Cibona7.3 
 4. Bilan, Zadar7.2 
 5. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 6. Booker, Krka6.7 
 7. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.4 
 8. Kasun, KK.6.3 
 9. Zubcic, Cibona6.0 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Draper, Cedevita6.3 
 2. Nissim, CEZ N.5.2 
 3. Morovic, Siroki TT4.5 
 4. Stipcevic, Cibona4.0 
 5. Lafayette, Partizan4.0 
 6. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.0 
 7. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.0 
 8. Nedovic, Crvena Z.3.8 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar3.7 
 10. Renfroe, KK.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.5 
 2. Ilievski, U.Olimpija2.3 
 3. Lee, Radnicki2.3 
 4. Troha, Cedevita2.2 
 5. Cakarevic, Radnicki2.2 
 6. Radosevic, Cibona2.2 
 7. Renfroe, KK.2.2 
 8. Ozbolt, U.Olimpija2.2 
 9. Jagodnik, U.Olimpija2.0 
 10. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leon RADOSEVIC
  Cibona
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Radosevic, Cibona1.2 
 2. Chan, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 4. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 5. Vesely, Partizan1.0 
 6. Booker, Krka1.0 
 7. Scekic, Buducnost0.8 
 8. Zoric, KK.0.8 
 9. Milosevic, Crvena Z.0.8 
 10. Pinkney, U.Olimpija0.7 


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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. GS Petroliers 6-0 
 2. WA Boufarik 6-0 
 3. Blida 5-1 
 4. Sidi-bel-Abbes 5-1 
 5. Staoueli 4-1 
 6. CSMC 3-1 
 7. O Batna 3-2 
 8. CRB Dar El-B. 3-3 
 9. Annaba 2-4 
 10. NAH Dey 2-4 
 11. CRB Temouch. 1-3 
 12. Arreridj 1-4 
 13. ASPTT 1-5 
 14. U.S.M. 1-5 
 15. USMM Hadjout 1-5 
 16. Skikda 0-5 


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  ARGENTINA   


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


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


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ervin, Hawks22.6 
 2. Redhage, Wildcats18.7 
 3. Worthington, Blaze17.8 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.16.8 
 5. Loughton, Taipans16.5 
 6. Ubaka, Taipans16.3 
 7. Harvey, Blaze15.8 
 8. Forman, Hawks15.4 
 9. Petrie, Blaze15.0 
 10. DeVries, 36ers14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.5 
 2. Holmes, 36ers10.0 
 3. Vukona, Breakers9.0 
 4. Petrie, Blaze8.3 
 5. Davidson, Hawks7.8 
 6. Freeman, Croco.7.6 
 7. Nevill, Tigers7.5 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.7.5 
 9. Rychart, Taipans7.3 
 10. Knight, Wildcats7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Troy DEVRIES
  36ers
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. DeVries, 36ers5.8 
 2. Ervin, Hawks5.8 
 3. Carter, 36ers5.3 
 4. Saville, Hawks4.8 
 5. Cooper, Sydney K.4.3 
 6. Gibson, Blaze4.0 
 7. Braswell, Breakers4.0 
 8. Holmes, 36ers4.0 
 9. Campbell, Tigers3.5 
 10. Tragardh, Tigers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Saville, Hawks2.6 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.8 
 3. Gibson, Blaze1.8 
 4. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 5. Dorsey, Taipans1.5 
 6. Burston, Tigers1.3 
 7. Carter, 36ers1.3 
 8. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 9. Freeman, Croco.1.2 
 10. Campbell, Tigers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ervin, Hawks1.6 
 2. Vukona, Breakers1.5 
 3. Devendorf, Tigers1.5 
 4. Goulding, Blaze1.3 
 5. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.0 
 6. Madgen, Sydney K.0.8 
 7. Wilkinson, Breakers0.8 
 8. Corletto, Tigers0.8 
 9. Gibson, Blaze0.8 
 10. Harvey, Blaze0.8 


Blaze secure imports - by Duncan Matheson
After being heavily depleted by injuries over the past few weeks, the Gold Coast Blaze have topped up their roster with two imports for the 2010-11 season. Needing front court help with the season ending injuries to Anthony Petrie (203-F/C-83) and Pero Vasiljevic (209-F/C-78, college: Kansas St.), the Blaze have secured well travelled veteran Ira Clark (203-C/F-75, college: Texas). Clark will bring a wealth of experience having played in some of Europe's toughest leagues, and is described as not only a tough competitor and a winner but an amazing athlete who will entertain fans this season. Secondly, the Blaze have replaced former import James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro), who fell victim to a long-term injury, with explosive guard Darryl Hudson (196-G-85, college: Howard). Hudson played last season in the NZ NBL where he had great success and is expected to continue that success with the Blaze.

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  AUSTRIA   


A Bundesliga Round 8 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
In Round 8, very significant was UBSC Graz's (#5) just 1-point road victory against Arkadia 86-87. The winners were lead by Louis Graham who had a great evening with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Dragan Miletic supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even 28 points and 10 rebounds by Kevin Payton did not help to save the game for Arkadia. They added third loss to their record. Despite the victory UBSC Graz (5-3) stays at fifth position. Arkadia (3-5) on the other side went down to eighth place. UBSC Graz's next round game will be against Wels (#6). Arkadia will play against Oberwart to get back on winning track.
Quite impressive was Gussing's home defeat in a game versus BC Vienna
85-88. The best player for the winner swas Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78, agency: World Sport Agency) who had 50 points! At the other side the best for losing team was Aleksandar Djuric who recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds. Despite the victory BC Vienna (2-6) stays at tenth position. Gussing (1-7) on the other side went down to eleventh place.
And what about another game where Furstenfeld beat Oberwart
79-70 at their own court. Anthony Shavies orchestrated the victory with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Furstenfeld (7-1) stays at first position. Oberwart (6-2) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their second loss. Furstenfeld's next round opponent will be Klosterneub. (#7) where they are favorite. Oberwart will play against Arkadia (#8).
Klosterneub. (#7) crushed in an easy road game bottom-ranked Worthersee with 21-point difference (biggest in this round)
73-94. Worth to mention a great performance of Anton Maresch who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Despite the victory Klosterneub. (4-4) stays at seventh position. Another loss means that Worthersee is still at the bottom of the standings. Klosterneub. will face next round league's new leader Furstenfeld where they do not belong to the favorites. Worthersee will play against St.Polten (#9) hoping to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 8 St.Polten lost to Kapfenberg on the opponent's court 62-67.


Arkadia - UBSC Graz 86-87
In Round 8, very significant was UBSC Graz's (#5) just 1-point road victory against Arkadia 86-87. The winners were lead by Louis Graham who had a great evening with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Dragan Miletic supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Even 28 points and 10 rebounds by Kevin Payton did not help to save the game for Arkadia. They added third loss to their record. Despite the victory UBSC Graz (5-3) stays at fifth position. Arkadia (3-5) on the other side went down to eighth place. UBSC Graz's next round game will be against Wels (#6). Arkadia will play against Oberwart to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
UBSC Raiffeisen Graz: L.Graham 29+12reb, D.Miletic 17+3reb+4ast, M.Stegnjaic 17+6reb+1ast, S.Grum 13+1reb+6ast, C.Knor 9+1reb, R.Lanegger 2+1ast,
Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions: K.Payton 28+10reb+2ast, K.Houston 21+7reb+1ast, F.Vay 15+4reb+2ast, B.Danek 10+1reb+7ast, M.Bralovic 6+3ast, P.Skurdauskas 4+3reb+1ast,


Worthersee - Klosterneub. 73-94
Klosterneub. (#7) crushed in an easy road game bottom-ranked Worthersee with 21-point difference (biggest in this round) 73-94. Worth to mention a great performance of Anton Maresch who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Despite the victory Klosterneub. (4-4) stays at seventh position. Another loss means that Worthersee is still at the bottom of the standings. Klosterneub. will face next round league's new leader Furstenfeld where they do not belong to the favorites. Worthersee will play against St.Polten (#9) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg: A.Maresch 23+6reb+7ast, R.Suljanovic 21+10reb+1ast, C.Bobb 14+8reb+2ast, F.Trmal 8+2reb+1ast, L.Sallomon 8+2reb+1ast, M.Rachar 6+3reb+2ast,
kelag Worthersee Piraten: T.Kennedy 20+7reb+2ast, E.Rhinehart 16+4reb+4ast, M.Kunovjanek 11+3reb, A.Kuttnig 9+1reb+1ast, M.Breithuber 6+2reb+4ast, G.Zajic 5+1reb+2ast,


Gussing - BC Vienna 85-88
Quite impressive was Gussing's home defeat in a game versus BC Vienna 85-88. The best player for the winner swas Stjepan Stazic who had 50 points! At the other side the best for losing team was Aleksandar Djuric who recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds. Despite the victory BC Vienna (2-6) stays at tenth position. Gussing (1-7) on the other side went down to eleventh place.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: S.Stazic 50+4reb+1ast, S.Rhynes 21+5reb+1ast, N.Miljkovic 9+4reb+3ast, S.N'Diaye 4+9reb, S.Pekovic 2, M.Carr 2+4reb+5ast,
UBC okoStadt Gussing Knights: M.Heard 24+4reb+3ast, A.Djuric 19+13reb+1ast, T.Klepeisz 15+5reb+2ast, M.Jandrasits 9+2reb, M.Klepeisz 6+1ast, A.Nunner 5+1reb+7ast,


Kapfenberg - St.Polten 67-62
Everything went according to plan when 9th ranked St.Polten (3-5) was defeated by fourth ranked Kapfenberg (6-2) 67-62. Worth to mention a great performance of Moritz Lanegger who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Armin Woschank who added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was David Jandl with 15 points and 4 assists. That victory allowed Kapfenberg (6-2) to claimb to second place. They share it with Oberwart and Gmunden. St.Polten (3-5) on the other side went down to eighth place as they recorded their fifth loss. Kapfenberg are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Vienna. St.Polten will play against Worthersee (#12) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
ECE Bulls Kapfenberg: D.Nelson 13+7reb+1ast, L.Gordon 13+3reb+5ast, M.Lanegger 12+10reb+4ast, A.Woschank 11+7reb+4ast, L.Jordan 11+5reb+3ast, D.Horace 7+2reb,
UBC St. Polten: D.Jandl 15+4reb+4ast, T.Gaspar 11+4reb+2ast, A.Worenz 11+3reb+1ast, M.Speiser 10+3reb+1ast, R.Poiger 7+2reb+3ast, H.Opoku 4+5reb,


Gmunden - Wels 55-54
Thriller win for Gmunden, whose leading player was Ian Boylan with 13 points and 4 rebounds. Deteri Mayes also helped the hosts with 13 pts. On the other side, Brokenborough responded with 14 points and 5 boards. Both teams had 5-2 record before this meeting.
Top scorers:
Allianz Swans Gmunden: I.Boylan 13+4reb+1ast, D.Mayes 13+1reb+1ast, F.Schoeninger 11+4reb, D.Oppland 8+15reb+3ast, M.Mayer 6+11reb+2ast, E.Murati 4+4reb,
WBC Raiffeisen Wels: R.Brokenborough 14+5reb+5ast, D.Lamesic 10+6reb+1ast, J.Francois 9+5reb+1ast, B.Fields 8+5reb+2ast, T.Klette 6+3reb, T.Lee 4+9reb+2ast,


Furstenfeld - Oberwart 79-70
AnAnd what about another game where Furstenfeld beat Oberwart 79-70 at their own court. Anthony Shavies orchestrated the victory with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Furstenfeld (7-1) stays at first position. Oberwart (6-2) on the other side went down to second place as they recorded their second loss. Furstenfeld's next round opponent will be Klosterneub. (#7) where they are favorite. Oberwart will play against Arkadia (#8).
Top scorers:
BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers: S.Ray 31+4reb+1ast, A.Shavies 24+7reb+10ast, D.Carr 11+5reb+1ast, L.O'Neal 8+6reb, B.Matthews 3+2reb+1ast, R.Hampton 2+8reb+4ast,
Oberwart Gunners: H.Ochsenhofer 14+2reb+1ast, J.Dean Shawn 13+2reb, H.Artner 12+2ast, K.Parker 12+2reb+5ast, J.Johnson 11+12reb+1ast, B.Volcic 6+8reb+1ast,


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 28.1
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna28.1 
 2. Vay, Arkadia23.8 
 3. Nagler, Klostern.21.3 
 4. Shavies, Furstenf.20.0 
 5. Houston, Arkadia19.6 
 6. Ray, Furstenfeld19.1 
 7. Klette, Wels18.4 
 8. Rhinehart, Worth.17.5 
 9. Mayes, Gmunden17.5 
 10. Kennedy, Worth.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Gmunden
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Slack, Gmunden10.0 
 2. Volcic, Oberwart9.4 
 3. Johnson, Oberwart9.4 
 4. Klette, Wels9.1 
 5. Mayer, Gmunden8.9 
 6. Hampton, Furstenf.8.3 
 7. Oppland, Gmunden8.1 
 8. Carr, Furstenfeld7.9 
 9. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.6 
 10. Graham, UBSC G.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenfeld
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.9.4 
 2. Carr, BC Vienna7.0 
 3. Danek, Arkadia6.9 
 4. Parker, Oberwart5.5 
 5. Lanegger, Kapfe.4.4 
 6. Stazic, BC Vienna4.3 
 7. Woschank, Kapfe.4.1 
 8. Schreiner, St.Po.3.8 
 9. Boylan, Gmunden3.8 
 10. Miletic, UBSC G.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Gmunden
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Slack, Gmunden3.3 
 2. Woschank, Kapfe.2.9 
 3. Schreiner, St.Po.2.8 
 4. Fields, Wels2.5 
 5. Parker, Oberwart2.4 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.2.4 
 7. Hutter, Gmunden2.3 
 8. Danek, Arkadia2.1 
 9. Payton, Arkadia2.0 
 10. Stazic, BC Vienna1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Louis GRAHAM
  UBSC Graz
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Graham, UBSC G.2.4 
 2. Slack, Gmunden1.7 
 3. Vay, Arkadia1.3 
 4. Mayer, Gmunden1.3 
 5. Hampton, Furstenf.1.1 
 6. Pekovic, BC Vienna1.1 
 7. Heard, Gussing1.0 
 8. Klette, Wels1.0 
 9. Koch, Gussing0.9 
 10. Payton, Arkadia0.8 


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  BAHRAIN   


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


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Zrinjski set for Head Coaching change - by Eurobasket News
BC Zrinjski is going through some tough times at the start of the season. After managing to start it with a win in domestic competition as well as BIBL, things changed for outfit from Mostar. The team has suffered three straight defeats in less than 7 days. Now the club with high ambitions finds itself in 11th place in Bosnian D1 with 1 win and 3 losses. All of this has prompted the club management to let their current Head Coach Ivan Vujicic go and look for replacement. It did not help that the clubs best two players Ivan Klarica and Anthony Washington were hurt. Management taught it is time for a change so they will be looking for a new Head Coach in the coming days. For now, Boris Dzidic (205-F/C-80, agency: Court Side) has been appointed as interim Head Coach. It remains to be seen what is the next step for young coach Vujicic.
As a player Ivan Vujicic had a fairly successful career playing for number of domestic and foreign teams. He started off as member of Zrinjevac Zagreb in 1995. He went on to play for the likes of Benston, Casino Figueira Ginasio, Pivovarna Lasko and Slovakofarma Pezinok, Dubrovnik and Posusje before coming to Zrinjski in 2008. One of his best seasons as a player was in 2006 when he averaged 18.0 points as member of BC Posusje. 2008-2009 was his last season as a player, and he has helped Zrinjski reach Playoff Semifinals. Upon retiring, he was offered position as Head Coach of Zrinjski at the start of last season. This was his second season in charge at the club.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Osby, TT.21.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale20.0 
 3. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.20.0 
 4. Saage, Rakvere19.8 
 5. Wilson, Zemgale19.0 
 6. Jurevicus, Liepaja18.3 
 7. Kaufmanis, Valmiera18.0 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis17.7 
 9. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.6 
 10. Juskevicius, Rudupis17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas CUKINAS
  Aiscai Kaunas
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cukinas, Aiscai K.10.8 
 2. Osby, TT.10.0 
 3. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.4 
 4. Kieza, Juventus9.3 
 5. Pokla, Rakvere9.0 
 6. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.9.0 
 7. Cipruss, Valmiera8.9 
 8. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.8 
 9. Matulis, Sakalai8.8 
 10. Wilson, Zemgale8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dainys, Rudupis7.7 
 2. Ezerskis, Techasas7.7 
 3. Kriisa, TT.7.0 
 4. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.5 
 5. Alijevas, Nevezis5.2 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale5.0 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas4.9 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.7 
 9. Rinkevicius, Techasas4.5 
 10. Dorbek, Rakvere4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Naglis-Adakris
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Razutis, Naglis-A.3.0 
 2. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock2.4 
 4. Dorbek, Rakvere2.3 
 5. Wilson, Zemgale2.3 
 6. Dainys, Rudupis2.3 
 7. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.2 
 8. Pilk, TT.2.2 
 9. Cerneckis, Techasas2.0 
 10. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.4 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale2.0 
 3. Cukinas, Aiscai K.2.0 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas1.7 
 5. Cresnar, Nevezis1.6 
 6. Pokla, Rakvere1.5 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.4 
 8. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.4 
 9. Jankauskas, Rudupis1.3 
 10. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.2 


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


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Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Kangar.-Boom 7-1 
 2. Pitzemburg 6-2 
 3. Excelsior 6-3 
 4. De Westhoek 5-2 
 5. Sint-Jan Ant. 5-2 
 6. Essor Charleroi 5-3 
 7. Waregem 5-3 
 8. Oostkamp 4-4 
 9. Gembo 4-4 
 10. Carnieres 2-6 
 11. Zolder 2-6 
 12. Fleurus 2-7 
 13. Liege II 1-5 
 14. M.Hainaut II 1-7 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Mladost MG 3-0 
 2. Borac Nektar 3-1 
 3. Bosna S. 3-1 
 4. Capljina 3-1 
 5. Sloboda Dita 3-1 
 6. Hercegovac 2-1 
 7. Kakanj 2-1 
 8. SL IAT Leotar 2-2 
 9. Brotnjo Citluk 1-3 
 10. Celik 1-3 
 11. Zrinjski MC 1-3 
 12. Varda 0-3 
 13. Slavija 0-4 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki TT


Zrinjski and Vujcic part ways - by Miljan Veskovic
After a few disapointing results in domestic championship the management of Zrinjski decided to part ways with head coach Ivan Vujicic. Zrinjski opened the season with two victories against Bosna and Ulcinj in Balcan league, but then the things went in wrong direction as they recorded three losses in a row against Borac in Banja Luka, Sloboda at home and heavy defeat in Trebinje against Leotar 89:52.
The management is in search for the new coach, until they find a solution the team will be led by former player and current team manager Boris Dzidic (205-F/C-80, agency: Court Side).


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  BRAZIL   


Splitter off to promising start - by Eurobasket News
By most any measure, Tiago Splitter's (6'11''-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) long-awaited NBA debut this week was a success. In two games on the Spurs just-completed road trip against the L.A. Clippers and Phoenix, the rookie center logged 25 minutes, scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.

Just wait until hes actually in shape and knows what hes doing.

I think day by day Ill improve and get in shape, said Splitter, who missed the preseason with a strained muscle in his right calf. It was two months without playing a game. Im trying to catch my teammates. Theyre already in shape and playing very good.

In the meantime, the Spurs are beginning to catch glimpses of what Splitter can provide. He isnt flashy, but players and coaches like the dirty work the 6-foot-11 Brazilian does around the basket.

He flashed some of that in Wednesdays 112-110 win in Phoenix, drawing three charges and using superior positioning to force Channing Frye into a loose-ball foul in the first half.

Splitter finished the game with seven points and three rebounds, all of them on the offensive end.

While simultaneously trying to tamp down unrealistic expectations of the teams prized rookie, coach Gregg Popovich said hes been impressed with Splitter so far.

This isnt the next Tim Duncan, Popovich said. This is a blue-collar guy who does blue-collar things.

Courtesy of www.mysanantonio.com


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Pinheiros/Sky 2-0 
 2. Araraquara 1-0 
 3. BRB/Brasilia 1-0 
 4. Itabom/Bauru 1-0 
 5. Unitri/Universo 1-0 
 6. Araldite/Univille 1-1 
 7. Paulistano 1-1 
 8. Vitoria 1-1 
 9. Flamengo 0-0 
 10. Vivo/Franca 0-0 
 11. Assis Basket 0-1 
 12. Pitagoras/Minas 0-1 
 13. S.Jose/Vinac 0-1 
 14. Winner/Limeira 0-1 
 15. Vila Velha CETAF 0-2 


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  BULGARIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Harper, Levski30.8 
 2. Lauderdale, Cherno.25.8 
 3. Govedarov, Yambol22.0 
 4. Bozov, Balkan22.0 
 5. Naydenov, Chernomo.21.5 
 6. Lilov, Rilski S.20.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Spart.19.3 
 8. Davidov, Balkan17.3 
 9. James, Lukoil A.17.0 
 10. Karadzhovski, Rilski S.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.13.8 
 2. Varbanov, Yambol13.0 
 3. Iliev, Cherno More9.3 
 4. Bowman, Lukoil A.9.0 
 5. Georgiev, Levski9.0 
 6. Kolev, Cherno More8.8 
 7. Davidov, Balkan8.0 
 8. Cvetkovic, Yambol8.0 
 9. Morton, Balkan8.0 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hristo ZAHARIEV
  Chernomorets
  (197-G/F-90)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Zahariev, Chernomo.5.8 
 2. Marinov, Rilski S.4.8 
 3. Marinov, Chernomo.4.7 
 4. Govedarov, Yambol4.5 
 5. Lilov, Rilski S.4.3 
 6. Durchev, Yambol4.3 
 7. Alexiev, Cherno M.4.3 
 8. Crowe, Levski4.3 
 9. James, Lukoil A.4.0 
 10. Heath, Lukoil A.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan BOZOV
  Balkan
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bozov, Balkan3.0 
 2. Dimitrov, Spart.2.5 
 3. James, Lukoil A.2.5 
 4. Todorov, Spartak P.2.3 
 5. Kiossev, Cherno M.2.0 
 6. Bowman, Lukoil A.1.8 
 7. Crowe, Levski1.8 
 8. Harper, Levski1.5 
 9. Stankov, Spartak P.1.5 
 10. Gruev, Rilski S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Chernomorets
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.5 
 2. Traykov, Spartak P.1.3 
 3. Vaklinov, Rilski S.1.3 
 4. Petkov, Yambol1.0 
 5. Vasilev, Chernomo.1.0 
 6. Cvetkovic, Yambol1.0 
 7. Iliev, Cherno More1.0 
 8. Varbanov, Yambol1.0 
 9. Kolev, Cherno More0.8 
 10. Bowman, Lukoil A.0.5 


Ivan Marchev out for the rest of the season - by Eurobasket News
Bad news for BC Yambol as the team continues to struggle with injuries. After only recently it was announced that center Ilija Cvetkovic (207-C/F-88, agency: Prossin Sports Management) is set for a month and a half on the sidelines, injury woes continue for Yambol. According to the reports from Bulgarian media, Ivan Marchev (199-F-83) is set to miss remainder of the season with knee injury. Reportedly, Marchev has suffered injury in Yambols match against Spartak Pleven (Round 3). First prognosis were not so bad, but after further examinations, it was determined that the surgery is necessary. This means that the player will miss the rest of the season which comes as a big blow, having in mind that Marchev was a member of starting five. It remains to be seen if Yambol will try to bring in replacement in the coming days.
Ivan Marchev made his professional debut during 2002-2003 season as member of Yambolgaz. In 2003 he averaged 8.5 points as member of the starting lineup for Yambolgaz Yambol. He continued to improve his game season after season, helping Yambol gain promotion to A1 league in 2005. In his first season in A1, he appeared in 12 games and has averaged 3.1 points per match. Three seasons later, Yaboll was promoted to NBL. In its first season at the highest level, Marchev averaged 6.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 28 games. Last, season, his production dipped as he posted averages of 2.6 points and 1.1 rebound in 26 games.


Division A Round: 3 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Rilski 2 - Sportist Svoge 79-54
Rilski Sportist 2 secured a comfortable 79-54 home win against visiting Sportist Svoge. Hosts were led to victory by Krassimir Georgiev (198-F-89) and Lubomir Kirov (195-G-89) who scored 24 and 21 points respectively. Stanislav Vaklinov (206-F-89, agency: Interperformances) also had a good game as he added double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds.

Vidabasket - Academik Bl. 81-73
Vidabasket also won at home as they were able to overcome Akademik Blagoevgrad 81-73. Atanas Ivanov (188-G-92) poured in 22 points, while Theodor Kirov (191-G-91) and Todor Kolev (186-G-92) chipped in 19 and 17 points respectively. On the other side, Yavor Ivanov had a great outing with 29 points and 10 rebounds, while Aleksandar Angelov added 16 points and grabbed 12 boards.

Beroe - Academik Pl. 94-71
Beroe hosted Akademik Plodviv and rolled over the visitors for a comfortable 94-71 win. Aleksandar Gogov (198-G/F-89) scored 22 points for winning side, while Petar Zagorov (202-F-86) followed with 20 points and 10 rebounds. For visitors, only players to reach double-digits were Dimitar Horozov and Martin Horozov who led the way with 21 and 18 points respectively.

Chavdar - NSA 84-82
Chavdar and NSA played a closely contested game in which hosts had little more luck to come away with narrow 84-82 win in the end. Nikolai Balev (209-C/F-77) had a monster game for winning side after he scored 44 points and grabbed 24 rebounds. For NSA, Galimir Tomov (196-F-88) came off the bench to score 29 points while Mihail Tanev had 16.

Cherno More U18 - Dunav 2007 56-93
Dunav 2007 had an easy time in their duel against Cherno More U18, taking control of the match from the very start and rolling over their hosts 56-93. Christian Borisov (188-G-88) led the rout with 22 points, while Vladimir Nikolov (205-F/C-88, college: Garrett JC) followed closely with 20 points, also adding 10 rebounds. For hosts, Anton Dikov stood out with game high 26 points but he received little support from his teammates.


Bozov's 22 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
31-year old guard Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Balkan Botevgrad and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 22 points adding seven rebounds and five assists for Balkan in his team's victory, helping them to beat Spartak P. (#8, 0-4), the league's worst team 81-74. Balkan maintains the 2nd position in Bulgarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Balkan will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Bozov has many years of experience at Balkan, through which he has constantly improved. Bozov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 22.0ppg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 65.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73) of Chernomorets Burgas. He is naturalized American center in his first season at Chernomorets. In the last game Lauderdale recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Chernomorets cruised to a 96-87 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Rilski Sportist (#4, 2-2). Chernomorets' 7th position in the standings has not changed. 3 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Chernomorets managed to get this year. Lauderdale is a newcomer at Chernomorets and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.8ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 13.8rpg and 3.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports) of Levski Sofia (#3). Harper scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Levski, leading his team to a 91-81 win against slightly lower-ranked Yambol (#5, 2-2). Levski needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Harper has a great season in Bulgaria. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 30.8ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Hristo Zahariev (197-G/F-90) of Chernomorets - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Simeon Naydenov (201-F/G-81) of Chernomorets - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jason Crowe (193-G-76) of Levski - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) of Yambol - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85) of Yambol - 11 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Simeon Iliev (202-F-89) of Cherno More - 20 points and 5 rebounds
10. Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88) of Rilski Sportist - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists


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ARRIEROS WON THE FIRST GAME OF THE FEDERATION CUP FINALS 2010. - by Victor Garcia
The Antioquias team had Heissler Guillent back as starter while Cucuta use a small line up with just Chis Jackson as a true big man and Juan Herrera as a power forward, Cucuta began giving the ball to Jackson in the paint, forcing a physical game that results is a quick foul trouble for Alejandro Flores, however Arrieros with Stalin Ortiz hot from the jumpball took a 1 point lead at the first quarter that became in a 5 points lead at the half thanks again to Ortiz, Douglas Chiquito closed the second quarter with a three point basket from the half court.
The second half began in the same situation, Arrieros Amber Marn fighting hard in the paint against Jackson, and Ortiz receiving now more help from Aragn and Guillent in the offensive side, the game looks to had not defense at times, but Arrieros were more accurate on the offensive, while Juan Herrera keeps Cucuta close getting points from the free throws line, Arrieros finished the third quarter ahead by 11, thanks to Aragons shot at the buzzer.
The last quarter had Cucuta trying to stay close, Aragon again was a factor and Ortiz looks unstoppable, Arrieros sent Jackson to the line many times, but Jackson made just 50% of his shooting, in the last three minutes Cucuta cut the distance to five, but Arrieros defense began to work better and in a couple of fastbreaks sealed the victory in the first game.

ARRIEROS 93 S. Ortiz 31 pts.
CUCUTA 82 D. Chiquito 18 pts.
ARRIEROS LEADS 1 - 0



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  CROATIA   


Croatian A1 round 5 best performance: Ante Krapic - by Eurobasket News
Forward Ante Krapic (202-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for KK Zabok, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 37 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Kvarner 2010 (#7, 2-3) with 19-point margin 90-71. Zabok maintains the 5th position in Croatian A1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Zabok will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. It's Krapic's second year at Zabok and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Ante Krapic has solid league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.6ppg. Krapic is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.6rpg) and averages impressive 60.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Filip Basljan (196-F-84) of KK Dubrava Zagreb. Basljan had a very good evening with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Dubrava to another comfortable win 86-72 over the higher-ranked Alkar Sinj (#3, 3-2) being unquestionably team leader. Dubrava's 10th position in the standings has not changed. 4 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Dubrava managed to get this year. Basljan is a newcomer at Dubrava, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was swingman Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) of league's second-best KK Split. Sobin scored 28 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Sobin's great performance KK Split lost 82-95 to the lower-ranked Svjetlost (#8, 2-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. KK Split had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Sobin's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Sobin has a very solid season. In 4 games in Croatia he scored 14.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dino Erceg (203-F-85) of Alkar Sinj - 19 points and 4 rebounds
5. Dalibor Bagaric (217-C-80) of Dubrava - 14 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Igor Maric (196-F-85) of Svjetlost - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Domagoj Basic (190-G-86) of Dubrava - 19 points and 3 rebounds
8. Gamma Kamaldin (203-F/C-80) of Darda - 16 points and 9 rebounds
9. Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) of Borik - 23 points and 9 rebounds
10. Luka Zitko (201-F-81) of Trogir - 22 points and 7 rebounds


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ROUND 4 - ANALYTICAL STATISTICS and WEEKLY AWARD! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Eurobasket.com gives you statistics of the most important categories of round 4.

A) Categories


Total
League's top 2pt shooter= Dials - Apollon 75%
League's top 3pt shooter=Redding - Etha 100%
League's top rebounder=Randunovic - Enad 42 rebounds
League's top assist man=Price-Enad 17 assists

League's top stealer=Price-Enad 10 steals
League's top blocker=Radojevic-Omonoia 8 blocks
League's most turnovers= Price - Enad 21 turnovers

Round 4
1) Top scorer= Papadopoullos - Aek = 30 points
2) Top rebounder= King-Etha+Dunovic- Omonoia=14 rebounds
3) Top assist man= Radojevic-Omonoia+Lee-Apoel+Price-Enad = 5 assists
4) Top stealer= King -Etha = 5 steals
5) Top blocker= Radojevic- Omonoia + Whyatt-Ael = 3 blocks
6) Most turnovers= Radunovic-Enad + Radojevic-Omonoia =7 turnovers

B) Highlight and award round 4

2 things distinguish this round:
a) teams that had better FT% won their games (I guess the slogan 'FT win games' is true!
b) a total of 143 turnovers were made on total by all teams which is the highest so far. Most turnovers were made by Ael (28) and less turnovers were made by Keravnos (4).

The weekly award goes to Savo Djikanovic of Achilleas (13 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 24 points).

C) Situationals

Shooting
Best shooting team in round 4= FT=Etha (88%)
Best shooting team in round 4= 2-pointers=Aek (65%)
Best shooting team in round 4= 3-pointers=Omonoia (57%)

Scoring >70 in round 4
Etha (scored 81)
Achilleas (scored 84)
Aek (scored 73)
Omonoia (scored 87) OT
Keravnos (scored 94) OT




A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dejan DUNOVIC
  Omonia
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Dunovic, Omonia19.3 
 2. Radunovic, ENAD17.8 
 3. Davis, AP.16.8 
 4. Djikanovic, Achilleas16.0 
 5. Camacho, Apollon15.7 
 6. Johnson, Etha15.7 
 7. Hanavan, AP.15.5 
 8. Sims, Apollon14.7 
 9. Biggs, Achilleas14.5 
 10. King, Etha14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Etha
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. King, Etha13.3 
 2. Radunovic, ENAD10.5 
 3. Radojevic, Omonia10.3 
 4. Djikanovic, Achilleas10.0 
 5. Biggs, Achilleas8.5 
 6. Johnson, Keravnos7.5 
 7. Camacho, Apollon6.7 
 8. Bobbitt, AEK6.7 
 9. Dunovic, Omonia6.7 
 10. Trisokkas, Keravnos6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar RADOJEVIC
  Omonia
  (220-C-76)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Radojevic, Omonia4.7 
 2. Price, ENAD4.3 
 3. Stiggers, Apollon4.0 
 4. Dunovic, Omonia4.0 
 5. Palalas, AEL4.0 
 6. Lee, AP.4.0 
 7. Tutt, Etha3.7 
 8. Frasor, Achilleas3.5 
 9. Jenkins, AEK3.3 
 10. Kovac, AP.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palalas, AEL3.0 
 2. Bobbitt, AEK2.7 
 3. Price, ENAD2.5 
 4. King, Etha2.3 
 5. Pantouris, Achilleas2.3 
 6. Dabkus, Etha2.0 
 7. Kovac, AP.2.0 
 8. Kounounis, AEL2.0 
 9. Wyatt, AEL2.0 
 10. Dunovic, Omonia2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  AEL
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wyatt, AEL3.0 
 2. Radojevic, Omonia2.7 
 3. Dials, Apollon2.0 
 4. Fells, Keravnos1.8 
 5. Johnson, Keravnos1.5 
 6. King, Etha1.3 
 7. Englicky, Apollon1.3 
 8. Collins, ENAD1.0 
 9. Horner, Omonia1.0 
 10. Johnson, Keravnos1.0 


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Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Terry SMITH
  BC Kolin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Smith, BC Kolin17.8 
 2. Hatcher, BK Decin16.2 
 3. Novak, Plzen16.1 
 4. Veikalas, BK Prost.16.1 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.15.6 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin15.3 
 7. Hanke, USK Praha15.1 
 8. Kotas, USK Praha14.9 
 9. Jones, BC Kolin14.8 
 10. Burke, NH Ostrava14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Meno, Basketbo.10.8 
 2. Houska, BK Decin9.2 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.9.1 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.8.6 
 5. Burke, NH Ostrava8.0 
 6. Klimes, USK Praha7.6 
 7. Kramny, Svitavy7.4 
 8. Blazek, B&W Opava7.3 
 9. Gadri, BK Prostejov7.1 
 10. Pospisil, BK Pardu.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.9 
 2. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 3. Sanders, BK Decin4.0 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 5. Kotas, USK Praha3.8 
 6. Toth, BK Pardubice3.6 
 7. Jones, BC Kolin3.6 
 8. Channels, Novy Jicin3.5 
 9. Macela, Svitavy3.5 
 10. Sirina, B&W Opava3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
 2. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.2 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 4. Gibson-B., NH Os.2.0 
 5. Lawrence, BK Prost.1.8 
 6. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin1.8 
 8. Novak, Plzen1.8 
 9. Smith, BC Kolin1.8 
 10. Ubilla, Novy Jicin1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.1.8 
 2. Kramny, Svitavy1.3 
 3. Houska, BK Decin1.3 
 4. Egwuatu, Svitavy1.1 
 5. Hanke, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.0.9 
 8. Gadri, BK Prostejov0.9 
 9. Bohacik, BK Pardu.0.8 
 10. Brlit, B&W Opava0.8 


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. Chomutov 8-1 
 2. J.Hradec 7-2 
 3. Opava B 7-2 
 4. Trutnov 6-3 
 5. Usti n/Labem 6-3 
 6. Sokol Prazsky 5-4 
 7. Vysehrad 5-4 
 8. Proton Zlin 4-5 
 9. Sokol H.Kralove 4-5 
 10. Benesov 3-6 
 11. Prostejov B 3-6 
 12. Litomerice 3-7 
 13. Sparta Praha 2-7 
 14. Liberec 0-8 


CEZ Nymburk and Oritseweyinmi Efejuku Part Ways - by Surujh Roopnarine
Prior to this weekends stunning Adriatic League win over Cibona in Croatia, CEZ Nymburk and second year guard Weyinmi Efejuku (196-G-86, college: Providence) mutually parted ways. The 6-5 Efejuku, out of Providence, had his next spot lined up, signing with Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye of the Ukraine where he played in his first game last night. CEZ Nymburk signed the burgeoning star after an impressive 2009-10 rookie season spent primarily in Latvia with BK Barons Riga. Last season the 24-year old was an All-Star and named to the Eurobasket.com All-Imports team as he helped Barons to the Championship, while leading the league in scoring (18.5ppg) and shooting 50.5% from the field. However, with the reigning Czech Champions, he saw his minutes come sporadically, playing five minutes one game, 20 in another. In five Adriatic league games he averaged 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds while shooting 35.7% from the field. He also appeared in both of Nymburks Eurloeague qualifying games against Charleroi, scoring 19 points on 7-18 combined shooting. In his Ukrainian debut against BC Odessa he logged 21 minutes, scoring two points and dishing out three assists as part of a victorious 89-64 debut.

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Darboe's 39-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old guard Adama Darboe (190-G-86, agency: Rasmussen Services) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Svendborg Rabbits and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had the game-high 39 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Svendborg in his team's victory, helping them to beat Horsens IC (#6, 5-5) 107-96. It allowed Svendborg to consolidate first place in the Danish league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Svendborg keeps perfect 9 -0 record. In the team's last game Darboe had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Svendborg's top player in his first season with the team. Darboe has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (6th best: 4.1apg) and averages solid 2.1spg,61.1% FGP and 42.4% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85) of BK Amager. He is Lithuanian forward in his 3rd season at Amager BK. In the last game Brasas recorded impressive 30 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Amager BK lost that game 74-93 to the higher-ranked Naestved (#4, 5-4). Amager BK is still second from the bottom in the standings. 7 lost games is too many comparing to just two victory Amager BK managed to get this year. Brasas is one of the most experienced players at Amager BK and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.2ppg (#1). He also registered 4.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Rickey Claitt (188-G-81) of Horsens IC (#6). Claitt got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for eight assists. Despite Claitt's great performance Horsens IC lost 96-107 to the league's current leader Svendborg (#1, 9-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Horsens IC needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Claitt has a great season in Denmark. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.7ppg (5th best) and assists with 6.2apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nicolai Iversen (205-F-80) of Svendborg - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Thomas Soltau (210-F-82) of SISU - 28 points and 9 rebounds
6. Peter Johansen (205-F/C-80) of Naestved - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78) of SISU - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists
8. Mike St.John (203-F/C-84) of Horsens IC - 20 points and 16 rebounds
9. Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78) of SISU - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Thomas Soltau (210-F-82) of SISU - 24 points and 7 rebounds


Youth prevailed over experience in 1.Div - by Kalin Varbanov
The game between Lemvig BK and Hobas in 1.Division on Sunday afternoon had everything you could expect from a good basketball game, where the team of Lemvig BK BK won with 96-66.

From the start of the match Lemvig BK wanted to set a high pace, but Hobas would slow down and focus on the forces players like Henrik Norre, Lars Crick and Per Hjor. And they succeeded through most of the first period. Lemvig BK tried to put pace and work hard in defense, but Henrik Norre was once again proven its ability as a shooter and held Hobas into the match. No matter which club you come from, you have to admire a player like Henrik Norre that repeatedly keep making the most impossible shots, and he stood behind a total of 25 points for Hobas through the game. For Lemvig BK, it was once again Soren Flaeng (207-C-85) giving extra profits. Two 3s from him towards the end of first period gave Lemvig BK a 23-20 lead in the first break.

From the start of the second period Lemvig BK extended its lead. Effective play on defense and offence gave a 40-26 lead in the middle of the period. Hobas had difficulty finding alternatives to shots from outside and then Lemvig BK had good hands on defense, showing great energy, they managed to stay ahead. The period ends with a nice 3 pointer from Soren Flaeng at the buzzer.

Third period was again more balanced. Henry Norre was hot again for the guests, and Lemvig BK made 5 quick teams mistakes that gave Hobas a series of easy points. At the same time Lemvig BK had problems with fouls as both Mads Kristensen and Lukas Varga got their 4th foul. Fortunately, others were ready to step in for Lemvig BK, and although Hobas made a run, Lemvig BK managed to maintain a lead of at least 7 points. In the last part of the period the game was very intense. Both teams went hard for each other, making the game messy. However Hobas was running out of power, giving them trouble with keeping Lemvig BK pace.

With 73-61 before the last period Hobas was still in the game, but the last 10 minutes of the game Lemvig BK played very good defense allowing Hobas to score only 5 points more. Lemvig BK kept concentrated and ended with a safe home victory at 96-66.

Other results from the 7th Round: Haderslev - Stevnsgade 64-70, Alba Herlev 79-82, Falcon Solrod 87-51, Skt. Klemens Arhus BF 74-65, Glostrup Virum 87-71.



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


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El Ettehad El Sakandary is the only undefeated team after 2010/2011 season openers - by Eurobasket News
El Ettehad El Sakandary is the only undefeated team in 2010/2011 season openers as they won all five games. In the latest game they rout Sporting 87:77. Gasko is second in Group A with 5-1 record after the victory over Police 74:63.
El Ahly and Smouha both have 5-1 records on top of group B standings. El Ahly overcame ALSHAMS 78:36 in the latest game, while Smouha outscored El Gezira 92:86.
The next games are scheduled on November 20th.


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Morning workout in the snow - by Matthew Hall
Friday night was a great win for BC Rakvere Tarvas, and it was one that I will remember for a long time. We can't thank the fans enough for their support, that was one of the loudest gyms I've heard in all my years of playing basketball. It was a tremendous thrill to hear those chants, 'Rak-vere!' And I know it helped us get the victory. We are looking forward to our next home contest in a week from now; hopefully the noise will be something like this past Friday.

This morning we had a nice five-mile jog through the woods. I ran with Brett McGee (198-G/F-84, college: Mt.Mercy), the cold weather and the snow reminded us of the Rocky movies, and we argued a bit about which Rocky it was where Stallone trains in the snow in preparation to fight Ivan Drago. It was definitely Rocky IV, I won't reveal the winner of that argument but Brett remembers.

Our new home in Vinni is a very nice place, and I know Brett and Renato are just as happy as I am to be here. Earlier today I checked out the basketball court here, and it has a very old school appeal to it. I shot around for a while, the floor creaks in certain spots, and the seating arrangement in the stands is made up of these small old wooden chairs, the whole scene remided me of my AAU practice gym in Greenfield, MA. I'll have to start adding photos to my entries to paint a better picture. Shooting in there made me feel like Jimmy Chitwood, except I missed a lot more shots, he shot ninety nine percent from the floor in Hoosiers. My cousin Tim, who lives in Chicago, just sent me a message on my gmail account, 'Matt, does it bother you how much better than you Kristo Saage is?' I used to ask my cousin when we were young to play sports in the backyard, he'd usually say, 'No, I like science like you like sports.' Jorgen Mortensen challenged Kristo to a one on one duel after the game on Friday, so I guess I have to play him next. Tomorrow we have an away game against Voru KK, hopefully we can pull off another victory!



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Ivkovic: We have to control the game against Charleroi well - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) gave on Monday the standard Press Conference prior to a home Europe game, but he didn't just speak about Charleroi. The Serb head coach analyzed the Saturday game for the Greek Championship against Panionios and took a stand on the more specific questions being made
ON THE GAME AGAINST PANIONIOS: 'I thought the team had a good reaction after Germany, but we weren't good against Panionios. We made a small analysis on the Saturday's game, we saw what we did wrong and we tried to get ready for the game against Charleroi. We started very poorly against Panionios and all the numbers indicated we had been far from controlling the game. I wasn't satisfied at all by the players' professionalism. I told them clearly so there. We won the game because we took more shots. Our percentages had been lower than those of Panionios. Gordon gave us the game, the rebounds and the steals, but Olympiacos cannot be playing like that'.
ON CHARLEROI: 'The Belgians have many experienced players, they have eight Americans and Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico), they play the American style, they have a successful coach, Giovanni Bozzi and they have Joseph Gomis (180-G-78) and Demond Mallet (185-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: McNeese St.) who have a great European experience. We have to control the game well. We have talked a lot about the Spanish teams that run, but I think that Charleroi runs even more than the Spanish teams in our group. We have to have balanced offense at five on five, good passing of the ball, good offensive rebounding, and quick returns. We also have to take care of our defensive rebounding, because Charleroi's stats show that they shot well following offensive rebounding'.
ON THE INJURIES: 'I believe that Loukas Mavrokefalides (207-C-84) is going to play, he has had a very good start and he made all practice. Zoran Erceg (210-C/F-85) practiced on his own and we all have to work together and be ready till Wednesday. I have laryngitis, while some of our players have had low fever, as well as Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM). I hope we won't have a problem'.
ON KESELJ's PERFORMANCE: 'I always want for my players to remain focused, Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) had been out for some time and we can't say that his coming back against Panionios had been good. If the young players don't have balance, it's tough. Each one has to find themselves. If by the end of the first quarter, a player cannot control the time at 17 seconds and makes a turnover, then he has to learn. He was good at practice today, we continue, but it takes time. We have had a very good reaction both against AEK and against Unicaja, but against Panionios, we just got blocked'.
ON WHETHER HIS PLAYERS UNDERESTIMATE THEORETICALLY EASY OPPONENTS: 'It's still early to say this. I know what I've been asking from my players, to stay focused, last throughout the game and I cannot say who's focused and who's not. Neither who shows character or not, nor who are they who chose games. It's not sensible for a new team that needs to work. This is a big problem, I have spoken with my players openly, we are going to have individual meetings, I never thought that after such a good game we would be playing against Panionios without any focus'.
ON THE TALL FORMATION: 'We haven't been playing good basketball with two big guys. Ioannis Bourousis is a very talented player, quick feet and hands. I spoke with him before the game, I told him what would happen should he play the 4 position and the rotation with Kostas Papanikolaou (202-F/G-90) on the 4 did not give us a solution and we hadn't been good with a tall power forward either'.
ON WHETHER HE IS GOING TO USE HALPERIN: 'I cannot talk about it now. For me, Mihalis Pelekanos (198-F-81) was very good and fast while playing against Panionios. We have to build a basic roster and then see what well do. This month is really decisive. We have many difficult games and we don't have time to work with everyone'.
ON THE MALLET-GOMIS DUO: 'We have to find solutions. They are good players, fast athletes; they have been scoring more than 12 points each with quite good percentages. I was happy with the way Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) played against Berni Rodriguez (197-F/G-80) of Unicaja, but haven't solidified our defense yet. They are a team ready to be of surprise. I have been expecting more all this time we have been staying in Athens'.
ON THE FANS: 'I always say that Olympiacos has the best fans. The team needs help and we will be returning the love the fans give the team with good games'.




Unicaja loses McIntyre for 3 to 6 weeks - by Eurobasket News
A rough start to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season got rougher for Unicaja with the announcement Monday that point guard Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson), a two-time All-Euroleague selection, will be out of action at least three weeks with a foot injury. McIntyre was averaging 7.7 points and 4 assists in 26 minutes per game for Unicaja, which has a 1-2 record in regular season Group B. McIntyre, who had been aggravated by plantar fasciaitis for some of the season so far, reinjured his foot in a Spanish League victory on Sunday. Team doctors on Monday said that recuperation from the injury could take anywhere from three to six weeks. McIntyre was the major addition made by Unicaja in the offseason. He had previously played four Euroleague seasons for Montepaschi Siena, reaching the Final Four in 2008. McIntyre was named to the All-Euroleague First Team in both that season and the following one. One of his backups at Unicaja, Panchi Barrera, recently returned from injury, too. In its next Euroleague game, Unicaja hosts Virtus Roma on Wednesday.

Courtesy of Euroleague


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Details on Tony Parker's extension - by Eurobasket News
Details of the four-year contract extension point guard Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) signed last week have trickled out and a couple of the particulars are interesting.

For one thing, the deal calls for a non-escalating salary. Parker is to get $12.5 million for the 2011-12 season, and in each of the three succeeding seasons. This would seem an obvious nod to the uncertainty of the increases that may or may not be allowed under a new collective bargaining agreement.

Even more interesting: Only $3.5 million is fully guaranteed in the final season, 2014-15, when the erstwhile All-NBA point guard will be 32.

Finally, the deal does not include a trade kicker, which increases a players salary in the event of a trade. Manu Ginobilis three-year, $38.9 million deal, signed last spring, included a trade kicker, according to a league source.

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NM1: Round 10 review - by Eurobasket News
NM1 round 10 most important game was a road victory of Lievin over higher ranked Orchy 68-81. Worth to mention a great performance of Vincent Lehut (186-G-87) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Marcus Allen contributed with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Gabriel Kennedy replied with 26 points and 9 rebounds for Orchy. Lievin (3-7) jumped to the fifteenth spot. They will share that position with Le Puy and Roche. Orchy dropped to the twelfth place with 4-6 record. They have the same record like St Chamond and Souffel. Lievin are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Denek (#9) where they do not belong to the favorites. Orchy will play against Roche hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game was between Bordeaux (8-2) which played in Paris against CFBB (0-10). Second ranked Bordeaux crushed hosts 60-91. Miloud Doubal scored 21 points to lead the charge for the winners and John Ford helped with 18 points. The best for the losing side was Vincent Pourchot with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Bordeaux did not change their second position in the standings. CFBB still at the very bottom. Bordeaux's next round game will be against St Chamond (#14) which should be an easy walk for them. CFBB will play against St Quentin (#3) hoping to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game was also home defeat of 14th ranked St Chamond in a game versus Denain (#1) 73-79. Renaud Brocheray notched 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Jean-Stephane Rinna did not help to save the game for St Chamond. Denain (10-0) of course still keeps top position in the standings. St Chamond dropped to the twelfth place with 4-6 record. They have the same record like Souffel and Orchy. Denain will meet next round Souffel (#13) which should be an easy walk for them. St Chamond will play against league's second-placed Bordeaux hoping for a come back to a winning shape.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Get Vosges beat Souffel on the road 72-77. St Etienne lost to Challans at it's own court 69-78. Sorgues unfortunately lost to Denek on the road 94-79. Angers BC 49 managed to beat Roche at home 75-64. Le Puy was defeated by Blois on the opponent's court 64-81. Brest was beaten by St Quentin in a home game 77-82.


St Chamond - Denain 73-79
An interesting game was also home defeat of 14th ranked St Chamond in a game versus Denain (#1) 73-79. Renaud Brocheray notched 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Jean-Stephane Rinna did not help to save the game for St Chamond. Denain (10-0) of course still keeps top position in the standings. St Chamond dropped to the twelfth place with 4-6 record. They have the same record like Souffel and Orchy. Denain will meet next round Souffel (#13) which should be an easy walk for them. St Chamond will play against league's second-placed Bordeaux hoping for a come back to a winning shape.
Top scorers:
Denain ASC Voltaire: R.Brocheray 21+11reb+1ast, B.Lalugba 19+7reb+1ast, F.Minet 11+1reb+2ast, J.Mihalic 9+3reb+4ast, A.Belkessa 7+2ast, D.Quincy-Jones 5+3reb+3ast,
Saint Chamond Basket: R.Tillon 18+2reb+3ast, J.Rinna 16+10reb+4ast, J.LanduBongo 12+1reb, J.Beugnot 11+6reb+3ast, K.Zondervan 9+7reb, A.Laroche 7+6reb+2ast,


CFBB - Bordeaux 60-91
Another interesting game was between Bordeaux (8-2) which played in Paris against CFBB (0-10). Second ranked Bordeaux crushed hosts 60-91. Miloud Doubal scored 21 points to lead the charge for the winners and John Ford helped with 18 points. The best for the losing side was Vincent Pourchot with 11 points and 5 rebounds. Bordeaux did not change their second position in the standings. CFBB still at the very bottom. Bordeaux's next round game will be against St Chamond (#14) which should be an easy walk for them. CFBB will play against St Quentin (#3) hoping to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
JSA Bordeaux Basket: M.Doubal 21+2reb+2ast, J.Ford 18+4reb+1ast, R.Dardaine 13+1reb+1ast, M.Diaw 11+2reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 9+3reb+8ast, M.Sy 7+4reb,
Centre Federal du Basket-Ball: V.Pourchot 11+5reb+2ast, U.Adjagba 11+3reb+2ast, J.Livio 10+3reb+1ast, A.Racine 10+4reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 8+2reb+3ast, B.John 5+1reb+2ast,


Souffel - Get Vosges 72-77
There was no surprise in Souffel where eighth ranked Get Vosges (6-4) beat 13th ranked Souffel (4-6). Worth to mention a great performance of Danny Strong who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds. Tahirou Sani contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Frederic Broliron replied with 11 points and 8 rebounds for Souffel. Get Vosges (6-4) jumped to the fourth spot. They will share that position with Blois, Angers BC 49 and Challans. Souffel dropped to the twelfth place with 4-6 record. They have the same record like St Chamond and Orchy. Get Vosges are looking forward to the next round to face St Etienne (#11) which should be an easy walk for them. Souffel will play against league's new leader Denain hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Golbey Espinal Thaon Vosges: D.Strong 20+7reb, T.Sani 16+6reb+2ast, Z.Gourde 9+6reb+4ast, M.Nelaton 7+1reb+1ast, A.Lema 7+3reb, R.Galette 6+1ast,
BC Souffelweyersheim: S.Kancel 19+2reb, R.Appel 13+3reb+2ast, F.Broliron 11+8reb+2ast, T.Traineau 9+9reb+2ast, M.M'Bodji 7+3reb+3ast, J.Tschamber 7+1reb+4ast,


St Etienne - Challans 69-78
Everything went according to plan in Saint-Etienne where 10th ranked St Etienne (5-5) lost to seventh ranked Challans (6-4) in Saint-Etienne 78-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Julien Geay who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Juwann James contributed with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Sebastian Hermenier replied with 16 points and 10 rebounds for St Etienne. Challans (6-4) jumped to the fourth spot. They will share that position with Blois, Angers BC 49 and Get Vosges. St Etienne dropped to the eighth place with 5-5 record. They have the same record like Brest, Denek and Sorgues. Challans are looking forward to the next round to face Angers BC 49 (#4). St Etienne will play against Get Vosges (#7) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Vendee Challans Basket: J.Geay 16+7reb+7ast, J.James 15+8reb+5ast, M.Boutry 11+6reb, R.Boissie 10+4reb+4ast, B.Boutry 9+1reb+1ast, F.Herard 8+3reb+2ast,
CA Saint-Etienne B.C.: S.Hermenier 16+10reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 14+3reb+1ast, R.El Amrani 9+4reb+2ast, B.Thomas 8+3reb+7ast, L.Simmons 7+9reb, R.Pegon 7+4reb+1ast,


Denek - Sorgues 94-79
Box-score will be available soon.

Orchy - Lievin 68-81
NM1 round 10 most important game was a road victory of Lievin over higher ranked Orchy 68-81. Worth to mention a great performance of Vincent Lehut who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Marcus Allen contributed with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Gabriel Kennedy replied with 26 points and 9 rebounds for Orchy. Lievin (3-7) jumped to the fifteenth spot. They will share that position with Le Puy and Roche. Orchy dropped to the twelfth place with 4-6 record. They have the same record like St Chamond and Souffel. Lievin are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Denek (#9) where they do not belong to the favorites. Orchy will play against Roche hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
USA Lievin Basket: J.Dessart 18+2reb+2ast, V.Lehut 16+6reb+4ast, M.Allen 15+10reb, A.Hoard 14+7reb, A.Pierre-Joseph 8+3reb, S.Cretaux 6+5reb,
Orchesien BC: G.Kennedy 26+9reb, E.Barbry 15+3reb+4ast, O.Soeria 11+3reb, M.Smagge 5+2reb+1ast, E.Hinfray 4+3reb+1ast, G.Plateau 4+1reb+1ast,


Angers BC 49 - Roche 75-64
Tony Ramphort shined for the winners with 15 points and 10 assists. Jean-Victor Traore contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Wayne Morris replied with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Roche. Angers BC 49 (6-4) did not change their fourth position in the standings. Roche dropped to the fifteenth place with 3-7 record. They have the same record like Lievin and Le Puy. Angers BC 49 are looking forward to the next round to face Challans (#6). Roche will play against Orchy (#12) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: J.Traore 16+7reb, T.Ramphort 15+4reb+10ast, O.Sulpice 11+5reb+1ast, D.Hayes 10+6reb, D.Griffin 8+7reb, T.Lonzieme 7+3reb+2ast,
AL Roche-la-Moliere: W.Morris 17+11reb+3ast, L.Monpounga 11+5reb, F.Bateko 10+2reb+4ast, H.Disy 10+6reb+1ast, S.Neri 7+5reb+1ast, I.Diallo 7+5reb+2ast,


Blois - Le Puy 81-64
Johan Blot stepped up for the hosts with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Benjamin Recoura added 16 points and 6 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Michel Ipouck replied with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Blois (6-4) jumped to the fourth spot. They will share that position with Angers BC 49, Get Vosges and Challans. Le Puy dropped to the fifteenth place with 3-7 record. They have the same record like Lievin and Roche. Blois are looking forward to the next round to face Sorgues (#10) where they are favorite. Le Puy will play against Brest (#8) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
ADA Blois Basket: B.Recoura 16+6reb+2ast, J.Blot 16+8reb+2ast, O.Kolb 12+4reb, Z.Alao 10+10reb+2ast, J.Arlin 8+3reb+3ast, P.Brochard 7+2reb+7ast,
ASM Basket Le Puy-en-Velay: M.Ipouck 21+5reb+1ast, D.Pistre 15+4reb+2ast, S.Cabarkapa 10+8reb+1ast, S.Soliman 8+2reb, G.Sene 6+1reb+1ast, J.Cortey 4+1reb+5ast,


Brest - St Quentin 77-82
Moustafa Diallo was a key player for the guests with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Dejan Sencanski helped with 21 points for the winners. In defeat, Rolan Roberts replied with 18 points and 20 rebounds. St Quentin (7-3) did not change their third position in the standings. Brest dropped to the eighth place with 5-5 record. They have the same record like St Etienne, Denek and Sorgues. St Quentin are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) which should be an easy walk for them. Brest will play against Le Puy (#15) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball: M.Diallo 22+5reb+3ast, D.Sencanski 21+2reb+2ast, A.Rambur 12+4reb+8ast, K.Howell 11+3reb+1ast, J.Lesieu 7+10reb+1ast, J.Bach 5+2reb+1ast,
Etendard de Brest: G.Staelens 19+2reb+4ast, R.Roberts 18+20reb+1ast, V.Pridotkas 15+8reb+2ast, J.Doreau 15+5reb+2ast, J.Rathieuville 10+4reb+10ast, J.Zahoui 0,


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Blair, Denek22.8 
 2. Blot, Blois18.0 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest16.7 
 4. Laroche, St Ch.16.3 
 5. Ipouck, Le Puy16.0 
 6. Lalugba, Denain16.0 
 7. Kennedy, Orchy16.0 
 8. Ford, Bordeaux15.7 
 9. James, Challans15.3 
 10. Lesieu, St Quentin15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher GRIMM
  Blois
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Grimm, Blois9.2 
 2. Griffin, Angers B.8.9 
 3. Simmons, St Et.8.8 
 4. Roberts, Brest8.4 
 5. Hoard, Lievin8.3 
 6. Lesieu, St Quentin8.1 
 7. Boutry, Challans7.9 
 8. Ipouck, Le Puy7.8 
 9. Alingue, Souffel7.8 
 10. Kennedy, Orchy7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Brochard, Blois6.0 
 2. Ramphort, Angers B.5.1 
 3. Driss, Bordeaux4.9 
 4. Cortey, Le Puy4.7 
 5. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.4 
 6. Thomas, St Etienne4.1 
 7. Sauret, Denain4.1 
 8. Barbry, Orchy3.9 
 9. Thinon, Sorgues3.7 
 10. Tillon, St Chamond3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Blair, Denek2.6 
 2. Neri, Roche2.3 
 3. Ipouck, Le Puy2.2 
 4. Sauret, Denain2.1 
 5. Thinon, Sorgues2.0 
 6. Driss, Bordeaux1.9 
 7. Roberts, Brest1.9 
 8. Calvez, Denek1.8 
 9. Strong, Get Vosges1.7 
 10. Beugnot, St Ch.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ford, Bordeaux2.2 
 2. Traore, Angers B.1.9 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.5 
 4. Rinna, St Chamond1.5 
 5. Roberts, Brest1.4 
 6. Diallo, Roche1.2 
 7. Pourchot, CFBB1.2 
 8. Gourde, Get Vosges1.2 
 9. Ipouck, Le Puy1.1 
 10. Lalugba, Denain1.1 


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Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Muhamed TACI
  Lirija
  (200-G/F-81)
  Avg: 26
 1. Taci, Lirija26.0 
 2. Morban, Lirija24.0 
 3. Matic, Kumanovo.21.6 
 4. Petkovski, Pelister19.8 
 5. Sinadinovic, Ovce P.18.0 
 6. Bilbija, Ovce Pole17.5 
 7. Jovanovic, Ultimate.17.4 
 8. Trajkovski, Torus16.3 
 9. Pavlovski, Lirija15.7 
 10. Dimcevski, Torus15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiril PAVLOVSKI
  Lirija
  (210-C-85)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Pavlovski, Lirija10.7 
 2. Jovanovic, Ultimate.10.3 
 3. Filipovic, Ovce Pole9.0 
 4. Nikolovski, MZT S.8.9 
 5. Petric, Kumanovo.8.2 
 6. Taci, Lirija8.0 
 7. Knezevic, Feni I.7.7 
 8. Chappell, ABA S.7.4 
 9. Neal, ABA Strumica7.3 
 10. Trajkovski, Torus6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos MORBAN
  Lirija
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Morban, Lirija7.3 
 2. Petrovski, MZT S.5.7 
 3. Mirakovski, Rabot.5.6 
 4. Kostovski, Torus4.7 
 5. Blazevski, Rabotnicki4.6 
 6. Grncarov, MZT S.4.4 
 7. Taci, Lirija4.2 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.3.7 
 9. Neal, ABA Strumica3.5 
 10. Lazic, Ultimate B.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos MORBAN
  Lirija
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Morban, Lirija3.0 
 2. Anakievski, Pelister2.6 
 3. Buchberger, ABA S.2.0 
 4. Mirakovski, Rabot.1.9 
 5. Cvetkov, ABA S.1.7 
 6. Berat, Lirija1.7 
 7. Blazevski, Rabotnicki1.7 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.1.6 
 9. Chappell, ABA S.1.6 
 10. Dimcevski, Torus1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Richard JETER
  Lirija
  (198-G/F-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Jeter, Lirija1.0 
 2. Taci, Lirija1.0 
 3. Kurciev, Ultimate B.1.0 
 4. Mihajlovski, Ultima.0.9 
 5. Anakievski, Pelister0.8 
 6. Lazic, Ultimate B.0.8 
 7. Petkovski, Pelister0.8 
 8. Gorgievski, Ultimate.0.7 
 9. Stojanov, ABA S.0.7 
 10. Mladenovic, Ultimate.0.7 


Dimcevski's 23 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
21-year old guard Ivica Dimcevski (192-G-89, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for KK Torus Skopje and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had the game-high 23 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Torus in his team's victory, helping them to beat ABA Strumica (#7, 2-5) 87-80. Despite this victory Torus dropped to the 4th position in FYR Macedonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Torus will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. In the team's last game Dimcevski had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Torus' top player in his first season with the team. Ivica Dimcevski averages this season 15.4ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Carlos Morban (187-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of KK Lirija. He is Dominican Rep. guard in his first season at Lirija. In the last game Morban recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 13 assists. Bad luck as Lirija lost that game 83-114 to league's leader Feni Indistrija (#1, 7-0). Lirija are still at the very bottom. 7 lost games is too many considering they did not win any game. Morban is a newcomer at Lirija and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 5.0rpg and 7.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Zoran Petkovski (188-G-78) of Pelister Sport Bitola (#9). Petkovski scored 26 points. Despite Petkovski's great performance Pelister lost 49-96 to the higher-ranked MZT Skopje (#2, 6-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Pelister can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Petkovski he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Petkovski has individually a great season in FYR Macedonia. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mario Hasanov (198-F-86) of ABA Strumica - 24 points and 4 rebounds
5. Bosko Jovovic (205-F/C-83) of Feni Indistrija - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Darko Matic (C-84) of Kumanovo 2009 - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dimitar Mirakovski (180-G-81) of Rabotnicki - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Boban Bilbija (208-F/C-83) of Ovce Pole - 22 points and 8 rebounds
9. Gjorgje Jovanovic (209-C-80) of Ultimate B. - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Edi Sinadinovic (190-G-88) of Ovce Pole - 30 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists


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ProB Round: 7 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group North
Vechta - Leipzig 86-79
Andreas Kronhardt (204-C-89) scored 21 points and had 8 boards as Vechta overcame Leipzig 86:79. Boadu Marvin netted 19 and Thompson Christopher brought 13 points for the hosts. Morinia Lamar exploded with 31 points for the visiting side.

Stahnsdorf - SU Medien 82-66
Stahnsdorf rolled over SU Medien 82:66 at the Regular Season Round 7. Mychal Green (193-G-83, college: Ohio) stepped up with 24 points and Modersitzki Tim netted 20. Campbell Daniel and Theis Daniel responded with 18 points each in the losing effort.

Wolfenbuettel - Wulfen 69-72
Wolfenbuettel lost to Wulfen 69:72 as the latter got 25 points and 15 rebounds from Joseph Henley (196-F, college: Sacred Heart). Briggs Steve netted 17 and Sprunken Jan scored 16. Grant Kareem ended up with 20 points in the losing case, while Kemp Martin posted 16.

ALBA Berlin II - Herten 85-75
ALBA Berlin II grabbed valuable win over Herten 85:75 on November 6th. Tobias Grauel (195-F-86, agency: Heinrich Sports) poured in 19 points and Fulle Sebastian followed him with 17. Monk Marcus erupted with 35 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Group South
Ehingen - Dt.Bank SKY II 89-61
Ehingen cruised pastDt.Bank SKY II 89:61 as Kevin Bright (198-F/G-92) led all the winners with 17 points. Templeton Adam netted 15, while Lang Timothy added 12. Franke Fabian replied with 21 points in the losing effort.


L.Baeren - Konstanz 77-72
Baeren rolled over Konstanz 77:72 as Willis Gardner (185-G-86, agency: Stanley International, college: Colorado St.) produced 21 points to lead all the hosts. Wente Peer netted 15, while Klassen Viktor and Willemsen Armin added 12 each. Henningsen Frederik posted 18 points in the losing effort.


Leitershofen - NBC 75-68
Devin Uskoski (198-C-85, college: Rocky Mountain) netted 19 points and Mathey Michael posted 18 as Leitershofen edged NBC 75:68. Reile Juan responded with 15 points in the losing case, while Washington Eric and Schroeder Sebastian scored 13 each.

Schwenningen - BG Illertal 78-72
Schwenningen edged BG Illertal 78:72 at the first game of the Regular Season Round 7. Blake Young (188-G-85, agency: 22ft, college: Kansas St.) erupted with 27 points and Schlafke Marco as well as Henrichs Aaron posted 11 each. Spraggins DeUndrae ended up with 16 points in the losing case.

Gotha - Langen 73-86
Gotha was beaten by Langen 73:86 at the start of the Regular Season Round 7. Nathan Drury (188-G-85, college: Carroll) top-scored for the winers with 26 points and MacMillan Auryn finished the night with 22. Smith Parnell answered with 19 points in the losing case and Cadmus John scored 14.




ProA Round 7. Three teams share the top - by Eurobasket News
Wuerzburg's (6-1) grabbed road victory over one of league's best teams Osnabrueck (6-1) 105-100. Lee Jeka fired 30 points and Jonathan Levy helped with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Timothy Burnette produced 35 points for lost side. Thanks to that win Wuerzburg become a new league leader, which they will share with Osnabrueck and B.Muenchen. Osnabrueck will play next round against ETB Wohnbau trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Wuerzburg will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.
Another exciting game was ninth ranked Freiburg's (3-4) victory over 6th ranked Hannover (4-3) 86-80. Worth to mention a great performance of Anton Shoutvin who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Gause contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Charles Little answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds for Hannover. Thanks to that win Freiburg moved-up to seventh place. Hannover dropped to sixth place with three games lost. Freiburg's next round game will be against SOBA Dragons (#12) which should be theoretically an easy game. Hannover will play against SOBA Dragons (#12) to get back on winning track.
An interesting game was also tenth ranked Karlsruhe's (3-4) victory on it's own court against 4th placed Kirchheim (5-2) 86-72. It was significant upset for the visitors. It was a great evening for Rouven Roessler who lead his team to a victory with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Cedric Brooks responded with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Thanks to that win Karlsruhe moved-up to seventh place. Kirchheim dropped to fourth place with two games lost. They will share it with Braves. Karlsruhe will meet next round Crailsheim (#8). Kirchheim will play against league's new leader B.Muenchen (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
We should not miss the game of second ranked B.Muenchen's (6-1) against ETB Wohnbau (1-6) where host B.Muenchen rolled over at home their opponents by the biggest margin this round (38 points) 99-61. It was an exceptional evening for Jonathan Wallace who lead the winners with 17 points and 5 assists. Thanks to that win B.Muenchen become a new league leader, which they will share with Osnabrueck and Wuerzburg. ETB Wohnbau dropped to fifteenth place with six games lost. B.Muenchen's next round opponent will be Kirchheim (#5). ETB Wohnbau will play against league's second-placed Osnabrueck (#2).

Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
SOBA Dragons defeated Webmoebel in a road game 94-80. Heidelberg beat Jena at home 83-76. Crailsheim was destroyed by Braves on the opponent's court 66-97. Cuxhaven was outscored by Chemnitz in a home game 74-93.


Webmoebel - SOBA Dragons 80-94

Everything went according to plan in Paderborn where 16th ranked Webmoebel (1-6) was defeated by eleventh ranked SOBA Dragons (3-4) in Paderborn 94-80. Sanijay Watts fired 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann helped with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Kejuan Johnson produced 21 points and 8 assists for lost side. Webmoebel added sixth loss to their record. Thanks to that win SOBA Dragons moved-up to seventh place. Webmoebel dropped to fifteenth place with six games lost. They will share it with ETB Wohnbau. SOBA Dragons are looking forward to the next round to face higher ranked Hannover (#6) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Webmoebel will play against Chemnitz (#7) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf: S.Watts 20+10reb+4ast, R.Howard 15+4reb, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 15+8reb, K.Moore 15+3reb+1ast, N.Larsen 14+1reb+2ast, F.Thulig 11+3reb+4ast,
Webmoebel Baskets Paderborn: K.Johnson 21+3reb+8ast, B.Fumey 19+10reb+1ast, K.Roemer 14+5reb+2ast, T.Hampton 9+2reb, D.Burns 7+3reb, L.Wendt 4+1reb+2ast,


Heidelberg - Jena 83-76

Braves - Crailsheim 97-66

Everything went according to plan in Homburg where 7th ranked Crailsheim (3-4) was rolled over by fifth ranked Braves (5-2) in Homburg 97-66. Robert Oehle fired 22 points and 11 rebounds and Max Weber helped with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Kameron Gray produced 26 points for lost side. Thanks to that win Braves moved-up to fourth place. Crailsheim dropped to seventh place with four games lost. They will share it with 5 other teams. Braves are looking forward to the next round to face Jena (#14) which should be an easy walk for them. Crailsheim will play against Karlsruhe (#11) hoping to prove their supporters that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Saar-Pfalz Braves: R.Oehle 22+11reb+1ast, M.Weber 18+5reb+2ast, M.Buse 17+4reb+2ast, M.Damjanovic 16+5reb, C.Crawford 11+2reb+5ast, J.Jamerson 8+1reb+4ast,
Crailsheim Merlins: K.Gray 26+2reb+2ast, E.Coffield 10+1reb, K.Schwarz 8, R.Fuller 7+9reb, F.Oladipo 6+3reb+1ast, D.Dorr 4+2reb,


Cuxhaven - Chemnitz 74-93

Everything went according to plan when 14th ranked Cuxhaven (2-5) was outscored by eighth ranked Chemnitz (3-4) 93-74. Terren Harbut fired 24 points and 7 rebounds and Gary Johnson helped with 22 points. Deilvez Yearby produced 18 points and 13 rebounds for lost side. Thanks to that win Chemnitz moved-up to seventh place. Cuxhaven dropped to thirteenth place with five games lost. They will share it with Jena. Chemnitz are looking forward to the next round to face bottom-ranked Webmoebel (#16) which should be an easy walk for them. Cuxhaven will play against Wuerzburg B. having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
BV Chemnitz 99: T.Harbut 24+7reb, G.Johnson 22+2reb+3ast, J.Schmidt 14+3reb+1ast, A.Zazai 10+5reb+6ast, T.Lipke 10+1reb+1ast, D.Lawson 6+7reb,
Cuxhaven BasCats: B.Gillespie 20+1reb+5ast, D.Yearby 18+13reb+2ast, R.Frohlich 10+6reb+2ast, R.Huelsewede 8+5reb+4ast, J.Schaffrath 7+1reb, M.Smallwood 7+10reb+1ast,


Osnabrueck - Wuerzburg 100-105 OT

Wuerzburg's (6-1) grabbed road victory over one of league's best teams Osnabrueck (6-1) 105-100. Lee Jeka fired 30 points and Jonathan Levy helped with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Timothy Burnette produced 35 points for lost side. Thanks to that win Wuerzburg become a new league leader, which they will share with Osnabrueck and B.Muenchen. Osnabrueck will play next round against ETB Wohnbau trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Wuerzburg will try to continue on it's current victory especially that they will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
s Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg: L.Jeka 30+4reb+3ast, J.Levy 17+9reb, P.Paelay 17+5reb+2ast, I.Elliott 16+8reb, T.Baker 9+4reb+1ast, D.McDuffie 5+3reb,
GiroLive-Ballers Osnabrueck: T.Burnette 35+4reb+2ast, J.Shepherd 23+8reb+4ast, T.Spoeler 16+7reb, A.Hird 8+5reb+1ast, I.Simin 6+2reb+1ast, A.Fleetwood 6+3reb+4ast,


B.Muenchen - ETB Wohnbau 99-61

We should not miss the game of second ranked B.Muenchen's (6-1) against ETB Wohnbau (1-6) where host B.Muenchen rolled over at home their opponents by the biggest margin this round (38 points) 99-61. It was an exceptional evening for Jonathan Wallace who lead the winners with 17 points and 5 assists. Thanks to that win B.Muenchen become a new league leader, which they will share with Osnabrueck and Wuerzburg. ETB Wohnbau dropped to fifteenth place with six games lost. B.Muenchen's next round opponent will be Kirchheim (#5). ETB Wohnbau will play against league's second-placed Osnabrueck (#2).
Top scorers:
FC Bayern Muenchen: J.Wallace 17+2reb+5ast, R.Garrett 16+2reb, A.Nadjfeji 14+3reb+3ast, A.Kolodziejski 11+3reb+1ast, C.Prewitt 8+5reb+6ast, R.Maras 7+4reb,
ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen: M.Lewis 20+7reb+2ast, C.Alexander 13+2reb+2ast, S.Schroter 10+1reb, D.Fiorentino 4+1reb, T.Schoeps 4+1ast, K.Chones 4+4reb,


Freiburg - Hannover 86-80

Another exciting game was ninth ranked Freiburg's (3-4) victory over 6th ranked Hannover (4-3) 86-80. Worth to mention a great performance of Anton Shoutvin who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Gause contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Charles Little answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds for Hannover. Thanks to that win Freiburg moved-up to seventh place. Hannover dropped to sixth place with three games lost. Freiburg's next round game will be against SOBA Dragons (#12) which should be theoretically an easy game. Hannover will play against SOBA Dragons (#12) to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
USC Freiburg: A.Shoutvin 20+11reb, J.Nutter 17+5reb+2ast, P.Gause 16+7reb+3ast, C.Green 10+1reb, J.Heindel 9+6reb+4ast, J.Anene 6+2reb,
UBC Hannover Tigers: S.Turnbull 16+6reb, C.Little 14+8reb+1ast, L.Phillips 14+2reb+2ast, S.Janzen 12+2reb, M.Nunnally 7+2reb, D.Arigbabu 6+5reb+3ast,


Karlsruhe - Kirchheim 86-72

An interesting game was also tenth ranked Karlsruhe's (3-4) victory on it's own court against 4th placed Kirchheim (5-2) 86-72. It was significant upset for the visitors. It was a great evening for Rouven Roessler who lead his team to a victory with 31 points and 9 rebounds. Cedric Brooks responded with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Thanks to that win Karlsruhe moved-up to seventh place. Kirchheim dropped to fourth place with two games lost. They will share it with Braves. Karlsruhe will meet next round Crailsheim (#8). Kirchheim will play against league's new leader B.Muenchen (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
BG Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 31+9reb+3ast, J.Black 17+13reb+2ast, J.Cox 12+6reb+3ast, D.Thorne 12+3reb+2ast, F.Stuckemann 9+1reb+2ast, S.Fahrad 3+1reb+1ast,
VfL Kirchheim Knights: C.Brooks 19+6reb+8ast, R.De Michael 16+6reb+3ast, S.Adeberg 15+1ast, G.Scott 7+7reb+3ast, R.Tomasevic 6+5reb+1ast, D.Michalczyk 4,




The ETB Wohnbau Baskets Sign Marcus Parker - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the slow 1-6 start in the pro A season, the ETB Wohnbau Baskets have decided to make a change at the point guard position waving American Chris Alexander and bringing in Marcus Parker (175-G-87). Parker is a 23 year old 175cm point guard from Canton Ohio. He played at Findlay from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 15,1ppg and he shot 43,7% from the field. Parker helped Findlay achieve a record of 36-0 in his senior year. It wasn't an easy decision parting ways with Alexander. 'Chris is really a great guy and we still think that he has the potential in this league. But after a record of 1-6, we cant wait for him to develop further, but had to react', said EtB sport director Markus Horn. 'Marcus Parker will be a great addition for us and wont need any time to get integrated', said his friend Morgan Lewis. Some achievements that parker has won in his college career were All-GLIAC Freshman of the Year -07, GLIAC South Division All-Defensive Team -07, 08, GLIAC All-Tournament Team -07, 08, 09, 10, GLIAC Tournament Winner -07, 09, 10, GLIAC South Division Regular Season Champion -07, 09, 10, GLIAC South Division Regular Season Runner-Up -08, CACC Tournament Finalist -08, All-GLIAC Freshman of the Year -08, NCAA D2 Sweet 16 -08, All-GLIAC South Division 1st Team -09, 10, NCAA D2 Champion -09, Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region 2nd Team -10, and NABC Division II All-Midwest Region 1st Team -10

Source: ETB Wohnbau Baskets


Thomas Glasauer Replaces Artur Gacaev As Coach Of The Wemoebel Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
After the dissappointing 1-6 start to the PRO A season, Webmoebel baskets management have decided to make a change at the coaching position replacing Artur Gacaev with Thomas Glasauer . Glasauer was coaching Reginonal Liga team Accent Baskets Salzkotten as well as the U-16 and U -19 teams of Paderborn. Glasauer also coached in Oldenburg and Wuerzburg. 'I was assistant coach in Wuerzburg for four years and always speculated about coaching in the top divisions. I am motivated and sure that I can help the team. We can make the first step in Chemnitz, but one cant expect a miracle', stated Thomas Glasauer. 'We believe that Thomas Glasauer the right person is for our current situation', said Baskets president Wolfgang Walter. Artur Gacaev will continue to coach and overtake the duties of Glasauer coaching Salzkotten and the U-16 and U-19 teams.

Source: webmoebel Baskets


Can A Little Richie In Jerry Green Or A Little Bit Of Starship Or Anything Else Stop the Deutsche Bank Skyliners From Getting Their Sixth Win In a Row Against EnBW Ludwigsburg November 10th? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners are currently on a five game winning streak and are as hot as one of the worlds top point guards Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics who is averaging 11,1ppg, 14,8apg, 5,5rpg and 3,1spg, Justin Bieber who now at age 16 might be sweeter than Nestle chocolate for most teenage girls and German soccer club Borussia Dortmund who are in position one and carefully and secretly grinning at the current woes of Bayern Munich who seem to be dwelling in some lost barren desert than on the soccer field. Frankfurt wants to win their sixth game in the row and stay unbeaten in the Ballsporthalle this season with getting their fifth win in a row against EnBW Ludwigsburg on Wednesday November 10th. Basketball matters on the court are going so smoothly for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the moment that one could think that they have received the extraordinary winning mentality of their sporting neighbors Eintracht Frankfurt who are playing as if they are in their own fairy tale at the moment as they rest in position four with a record of 6-4 in the German Bundesliga. Perhaps they will get some extra luck on Wednesday as some members of Eintracht Frankfurt including Patrick Ochs, Sebastian Jung, Alexander Meier and Marcus Steinhoefer will be in attendance rooting the basketball players to victory. With the inspiring play and success of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners, one could almost dedicate the famous Starship track 'Nothing is gonna stop us now' to their current season, because they are playing as if they are on a mission to doing everything right on the court except losing. Skyliner coach Gordon Herbert is a coach who knows how to keep his team from getting the we are too good for anyone syndrome. 'The most difficult thing for a team like Frankfurt now is to stay focused and stay hungry, but I am sure they can. You have to toot your own horn in this game, but not go over board. Of course, if you are playing on a team that is blowing everyone away, you could get the feeling that nothing is gonna stop us, but you just have to keep giving your best and not think about the games in the past, but the next game', stressed Phoenix Hagen American Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) One should never get ahead of yourself especially when everyone thing is working, but players are taking notice about where Frankfurt could be in the near future if they keep playing this well. 'Frankfurt needs to stay humble and keep playing defense the way they have. They have a very good team. I think that Frankfurt can step it up to the next level of Bamberg and Berlin. They have great players with Moye, Wood and Powell and play hard. I believe that they can compete with the highest teams in the BEKO BBL this season', warned Gloria Giants Duesseldorf guard Steven Wright (191-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: N.Kentucky).

Who could forget the 2006-2007 EnBW Ludwigsburg Cinderella team that started the season on a seven game winning streak, winning the first 11 of 12 games and dominating the BBL the whole season until losing in the semi finals against The Brose Baskets Bamberg who would later win the BBL title. There was something so fresh with this team as team basketball had been taught by coach Silvano Poropat (agency: FCM ) and his players had learned it as quickly as first graders do their a,b,cs. However the last two seasons were a downgrade as the playoffs were missed. In the 2007-2008 season, the team reached the BBL cup final losing to The Artland Dragons, but management somehow had their differences with coach Silvano Poropat as he had to pack his bags and go. In 2008-2009, management brought in ex Bamberg player Rick Stafford as the team missed the playoffs again and were searching for an identity all season long, but never found one. After December 14th, 2008, the team would not win more than one game at a time before losing again. It was a very disappointing and weird season as the biggest highlights were the three B wins against Berlin, Bonn and Bamberg, and then the strange 1-0 win as The Giessen 46ers were unable to get to Ludwigsburg on time as they were stuck in traffic. It also marked the last professional season of all rounder and likeable American Brandon Woudstra (191-G-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Northwestern (IA)) who decided to hang up his sneakers and return back to the States to start a new life with his family. The 2009-2010 season marked a rebirth as a new arena was introduced, a new coach with Tolga Ongoren and many new Americans that would hopefully lead the club back to the playoffs. Many fans had to get used to watching basketball in a new state of the art arena as the club said goodbye to the old, but comfy Rundsporthalle that had been alive for 37 years. The goal last season could only be the playoffs as the club has a lot of pressure from their sponsor to perform in the new arena, but this important goal was missed as the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season finishing the season in 11th place with a record 17-17. In the last three seasons, the club had a dismal record of 48-54. The club started well last season winning seven of their first nine games including a six game winning streak, but then lost nine of 11 games. The team had the problem of being consistent and was unable to beat the big teams. Their two biggest wins of the season was against Oldenburg and BG Goettingen. The team was strong on paper, with players like Kyle Bailey, Michael King (193-G-78, agency: Strategic Sports, college: George Washington), Quadre Lollis, Kyle Visser (211-C-85, college: Wake Forest), Michael Haynes (203-G/F-81, college: Fordham), Domonic Jones (186-G-81, college: Va Commonwealth) and Richard Chaney (196-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Troy), but coach Tolga Ongoren was unable to produce a chemistry on the court and something else was missing as well. 'It seemed that winning wasnt as important to some guys as their selves. They definitely were talented enough for the playoffs, but they lost some games that they should of won', stressed ex Paderborn Basket Steven Wright.

This season, EnBW Ludwigsburg made a complete facelift keeping only German talent David McCray (188-G-86) and other young German players and getting many new players as well as a new coach with German Markus Jochum who is a legend in Ludwigsburg having played there from 1987-1996 and playing 62 games for the German national team. He is making the big step into the Beko BBL after having coached USC Heidelberg and the womans team KuSG Leimen from 2007-2010. The question is how well can he adjust to the top German basketball league coming from the German womans DBBL league. Last season, Olaf Stolz Was unable to produce a winner in Paderborn after having coached the German ladies. The club brought in experienced players like Toby Bailey (198-G/F-75, college: UCLA), John Bowler, and Rick Rickert (211-F-83, college: Minnesota). The team also added young talented players Alex Harris (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) and Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87, agency: Court Side). The team also brought back Jerry Green (191-G-80, college: Cal-Irvine) who could step in for the famous singer Lionel Richie in a photo shooting, if the ex Commodores singer was sick. It hasn't been made public, but it seems like Green is sort of a saviour type player this season after leading the team into the playoffs in 2007 averaging 16,1ppg, 4.1rpg, Assists-3 (4.7apg), 1.5spg. However so far this season, Green is struggling averaging 6,0ppg, 2,8rpg and 3,3apg in 32 minutes per game. But does less scoring from Green mean really less input form the American? 'There is nothing wrong with green. He is playing a different role than four years ago. He is still a dangerous players and his success shouldnt be determined from what he did four years ago. He is a great leader and can hurt you in many ways', stressed TBB Trier guard John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) 'Green doesnt really need to score so much with the team that they have. Ludwigsburg have enough threats in the post and shooters on the wing. His job is just to set them up', warned Quentin Pryor

This season EnBW Ludwigsburg is off to a slow start as they rest in 15th place with a record of 2-5. The new arena hasnt brought the team any luck so far this season as the team is 1-3 while on the road, the team is 1-2. Despite the poor start, it is simply to early to have any panic yet in Ludwigsburg. 'Ludwigsburg is a very experienced team. They are tough to handle down low, because they are so big. The team seems to be having tough luck right now', stressed Quentin Pryor It is only November and many teams are having growing teams at the moment. 'Ludwigsburg is a very good team and are finding each other as are many other teams in the league at the moment. They have great players and will continue to improve. Their strength is the guards and Harris, Green and Bowler play a great role. They have a good inside out game and have depth at the guard position. It is just a matter of time before they start winning', said John Bynum The club has been playing a lot with a eight man rotation and could be a problem if injuries arise. 'Their weakness is that they lack some depth from the bench', expressed Quentin Pryor. Jerry Green (191-G-80, college: Cal-Irvine) might be a key player for the team, but s is Harris, Bowler and Rickert. 'Alex Harris (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) is their X-factor being their leading scorer and main threat from the perimeter. Bowler and Rickert are a tough tandem to handle because they are so big. You have to crowd Bowler and make him put the ball on the floor. You have to fight Rickert for position and cant let him catch the ball close to the basket, because then you will be in trouble', stated Quentin Pryor

EnBW Ludwigsburg is led by Alex Harris (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) who is a 24 year old 196cm guard from Mission Viejo, California that is playing his first season in Luwdigsburg. He grew up in Alameda, California and played at the University of California/Santa Barbara from 2004-2008 and in his senior year, he played games: 20.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.0%, 3Pts: 42.3%, FT: 81.2%. After college, he played in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 8.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 34.5%, 3PT: 11.1%, FT: 66.7%. In 2008-2009, he turned professional and played in Poland the last two seasons. In 2008-2009, he played for Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-DBE, starting five): Eurocup: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg; Polish League: 34 games: 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 82.7%. Last season, he played for Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 30 games: 9.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 81.5%. He played in the Polish Allstar game 2010. Currently, he is leading the team in scoring with 15,2ppg, 2,8rpg and 1,3apg. John Bowler is a 26 year old 206cm forward/center from Chicago, Illinois that is playing his first season with EnBW Luwigsburg. He is the ultimate team player who really understands the game of basketball and does not back down from anybody.He is a big competitor who does everything needed to win. He played at Eastern Michigan from 2002-2006. In his senior year, he played 28 games: 20.1ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.5apg, FG: 54.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.3%. He finished being the 11th best scorer in Eastern Michigan history getting 1427 points and fifth best rebounder with 801 rebounds. he recorded 32 double doubles in his college career. He started his professional basketball career for The Telekom Baskets Bonn in 2006 and played there until 2010. In his four seasons with the Telekom Baskets, he made it to the German BBL Finals twice and qualified every season for the play-offs... named Most Likeable Player in German BBL in 2008. His best season was 2007-2008 as he played 39 games: 12.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 70.5%. Last season, he played 27 games: 7.7ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 79.4%. This season, he is averaging 10,0ppg and 4,2rpg.

Rick Rickert (211-F-83, college: Minnesota) is a 27 year old 211cm forward/center from Duluth, Minnesota that is playing his first season with EnBW Ludwigsburg. He can play with his back to the basket, step out and shoot the three pointer or drive to the hole. He played at Minnesota (NCAA) from 2001-2003. In his senior year, he played 30 games: 15.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 68.2%. In 2003, he was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA in the second round at #56. As a rookie, he played for Krka Novo Mesto (Slovenia-1A): Euroleague: 14 games: 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg; Adriatic League; Slovenian League: 26 games: 11.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 0.5apg: 3 games: 8.3ppg, 5.7rpg. In 2004-2005, he started the season with the Timberwolves (NBA): released at the end of Oct.'04, before the season started, next month signed at Asheville Altitude (NBDL): 12 games: 6.7ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 46.4%, in Jan.'05 agreed terms with Panellinios Athens (Greece-A1): 13 games: 7.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 55.0%. In 2005-2006, he played for Pujol Lleida (Spain-LEB), Spanish League: 8 games: 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 0.0%, FT: 56.3%; released in Nov.'05, in Jan.'06 joined Fayetteville Patriots (D-League): 26 games: 9.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 46%, FT: 61.5%. In 2006-2007, he played forthe 14ers (D-League): 50 games: 10.8ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 25%, FT: 86.4%. The last three seasons, he played in New Zealand for the New Zealand Breakers (Australia-NBL). Last season for the Breakers playing games: 11.6ppg, Reb-1 (7.1rpg), 1.7apg, FGP: 53.4%, FT: 64.5%. Some achievements that he has gotten in his career have been Big Ten Freshman of the Year -02, 10 Conf. 1st Team -03, Slovenian Super Cup Finalist -03, Slovenian League All-Star Game -04, D-League All-Star Game -07, and D-League Finalist -07. Currently, he is averaging 9,7ppg and 4,8rpg.

23 year old 203cm power forward Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87, agency: Court Side) is playing his first season with EnBW Ludwigsburg.He can hurt you with his three pointer and has a very dangerous penetration into the lane where he can finish in many different ways He started his professional basketball career with TV Lich in 2004 and played for the Giessen 46ers from 2007-2010 while also playing for TV Lich. In 2008-2009 for TV Lich he led the PRO A in scoring with 23,7ppg, 8,8rpg, 2,2apg and 1,8spg. He was bitterly disappointed in 2009 not being invited to the Euro Championships in Poland. The next calamity happened in the second game of the season, as he injured his hand in Frankfurt missing seven games. Last season, he played games: 5.4ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 56.1%. In three seasons for Giessen, he played 86 games. He was a member of the German A-2 national team in 2009 and then played at the University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09: 7 games: 10.6ppg, Reb-5 (10.4rpg), 2.0spg, FGP: 41.0%, FT: 77.4%. This season, he is averaging 9,0ppg and 5,8rpg.

The team also brought back fan favorite Jerry Green (191-G-80, college: Cal-Irvine) who could jump in for the soul singer Lionel Richie at a concert simply because of the similarity in appearance. He played for EnBW Ludwigsburg from 2004-200t and led the team to their best season in club history in the 2006-2007 season as they belonged to the top teams in the BEKO BBL and reached the semi finals of the playoffs before bowing out to Bamberg. Green is a 30 year old 191cm point guard from Pomona, California. He is a point guard, with great offesive skills, but a first-look-to-pass mentality. He led his college team in scoring for 3 seasons and in assists for 4 seasons... Has a solid body and this allows him to defend well and to grab some rebounds. He can easily hit a three pointer, if left open. He played at Cal Irvine from 1999-2002. In his senior year, he played games: ScoreConf-1 (20.3ppg), 3.9rpg, 4.0apg, 1.5spg, FGPConf-7 (48.2%), 3PTConf-5 (36.7%), FTConf-2 (82.2% ). He finished his college career as the alltime Cal Urvine leading scorer with 1993 points. In his first two professional seasons, he played in germany for MBC an din Poland before going to Ludwigsburg. His best season in Ludwigsburg was 2006-2007 as he played 42 games: Score-3 (16.1ppg), 4.1rpg, Assists-3 (4.7apg), 1.5spg, 2FGP: 55.4%, 3FGP: 35.4%, FT: 85.5%. The last three seasons he has played in Belgium for Ostende (8.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 80.0%), and two years in Italy for Solsonica Rieti (2.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 76.0%) and last season for Cantu playing 37 games: 9.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 83.5%. He is struggling a bit in the early going in Ludwigsburg this season averaging 6,0ppg, 2,8rpg and 3,3apg in 32 minutes per game. Green won the Belgium cup with Ostende in 2008 with ex Skyliner Titus Ivory.

Toby Bailey (198-G/F-75, college: UCLA) is a 34 year old 198cm shooting guard-small forward from Los Angeles California. who played 73 games in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns from 1998-2000. He is the fourth-ranked scorer in UCLA school history with 1,846 points trailing only Don MacLean, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Reggie Miller. He won the NCAA title in 1995. He is a great shooter and has a lot of experience, said Jannik Freese. Bailey has very much experience in Europe playing his fourth season in Germany and he has also played in countries like Italy, Greece, Belgium, Spain, China and Venezuela. Last season, he played for The Artland Dragons playing 34 games: 10.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 44.1%, FT: 71.1%. He had his first stint in germany in 2007-2008 playing a few months for Cologne, but already showing his great basketball qualities playing League: 11 games: 13.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 34.2%, FT: 71.4%; ULEB Cup: 10 games: 13.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 78.4%. Some achievements that he has won have been Greek cup winner in 2004, Greek allstar 2004 and 2005 and winning the slam dunk contest in 2005. He was Belgium League Champion -06 and IBL champion 2009 with the Los Angeles Lightning. Currently for Ludwigsburg, he is averaging 6,0ppg, 3,2rpg and 2,0apg.

The team signed Bingo Merriex (204-F-80, college: TCU) late in the pre season. He is a 29 year old 204cm power forward from Wichita Falls, Texas. he played at texas-Christian university from 1999-2003 and in his senior year, he played 27 games: 12.6ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.4apg. He has been a basketball world traveler having played in six different countries ins even years including Lebanon, Philippines, Germany, Italy, France and Belgium. he had his first stay in Germany in the 2005-2006 season as he played for Walter Tigers Tuebingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 30 games: 16.4ppg, Reb-1 (10.3rpg), 1.4apg, 2FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 57.2%. He returned back to Tuebingen in 2007-2008 as he played 34 games: 11.3ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 55.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for STB Le Havre (France-ProA, starting five): Eurocup: 8 games: 13.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.5spg; French League: 30 games: 9.8ppg, Reb-2 (8.6rpg), 1.9apg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 61.0%. Last season, he played for Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-D1, starting five): EuroChallenge: 6 games: 11.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 61.5%; Belgian League: 34 games: 8.8ppg, Reb-5 (7.6rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 62.1%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 47.1%. Currently he is averaging 5,5ppg and 3,3rpg in 18 minutes per game. 24 year old 188cm guard German guard David McCray is playing his third season with EnBW Ludwigsburg. He already made his debut in the BBL as an 18 year old in 2004 with BG Karlsruhe where he played until 2007. He is very athletic that can put the ball in the hoop. He is tough to stop on one on one defense and he is secretly the teams energizer and coach on the court. He can be very efficient on the court as he showed last season as he scored 13 points in 15 minutes against Bamberg and 11 points in 12 minutes against Ratiopharm Ulm. Last season, he played 33 games: 5.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 65.0%. this season, he is averaging 5,3ppg, 1,8rpg and 1,8apg in 21 minutes per game. The club also has big german/Albanian talent Besnik Bekteshi who is a 17 year old 188cm guard. Last season, he played for BSG Ludwigsburg (Germany-Regionalliga): 19 games: 12.6ppg, played also for BBA Ludwigsburg (NBBL): 11 games: 16.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg, 3.7spg. He made an early name for himself this past summer at the Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) -10: 8 games: 15.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.9apg, Steals-4 (2.3spg), FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT-3 (87.0%). He won a bronze at the 2010 Albert Schweitezr tournament in Mannheim in 2010.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have nice memories of the last 10 games against EnBW Ludwigsburg having a 6-4 record. They have a 4-1 record in the Ballsporthalle. One player who has fond memories of playing EnBW Ludwigsburg is ex Skyliner Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) who was the top scorer of Frankfurt in four of the last six games including a 37 point performance in a 96-87 win in 2008. Last season, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners split the season series 1-1 winning 68-64 at home getting 19 points from Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) and losing the last game of the season 71-62on the road getting 18 points from Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi). EnBW Ludwigsburg is having problems scoring as they are averaging only 67 points per game an done thing Frankfurt has consistently done well this season is play defense. 'Frankfurt will win this game if they keep playing solid defense, push the ball in transition and DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) must control the game. Powell was a big pick up as I am sure that he will play a big role in this game, but will against the top teams in the league', warned ex Braunschweig guard Steven Wright. Frankfurt is the top rebounding team in the league with 321 and averaging 40,1 a game and dominating the paint will be key again. 'Frankfurt has to keep Ludwigsburg off the glass. They crash the boards pretty well from the 3-5 positions', warned Quentin Pryor The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host EnBW Ludwigsburg on November 10th at 19:30.











John Bynum (TBB Trier) Postgame Thoughts To 67-59 Loss To Alba Berlin - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) is a 32 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that is playing his first season with TBB Trier. He is a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He is great athlete who can shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He is a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2.Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. Last season, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. He spoke with eurobasket after the 67-59 loss in Berlin

You played your first game ever in the O2 World arena. What was your impression of the arena and how did you like the atmosphere?


The arena is great and it is a great place to play basketball. It is very compact and the atmosphere was great. I thought it would be louder but at the same time it is a great arena.


Was the O2 arena the biggest arena that you have played in?


No its not the biggest arena that i have played in. It is a very big arena though... lol


Was Alba Berlin the best team that you have played this season?


Alba is a great team and defensively they played us very tough. We werent able to get what we wanted all the time on offense and defensively they made adjustments in the 2nd half. They are one of the best teams that we have played this season.


Alba Berlin had the slim 29-27 lead at halftime. Did you expect the game to be a defensive battle?


Yea like I continue to say a lot as long as we play defense we will be in every game and tonight wasnt any different. It was a hard fought game and the 1st half was a prime example of two teams playing extremely hard.


Alba Berlin had the 46-40 lead after three quarters. What was giving TBB Trier the most problems after 30 minutes?


I think we just werent able to run through our sets all the way through and we committed 20 turnovers so in reality we lost 20 chances to get up shots at the basket. I just think we didnt take care of the ball like we needed to we just were trying to make plays instead of letting things happen.


The game was deadlocked at 51-51 and Alba Berlin ended the game with a 16-8 run. What was key in the last minutes for Alba Berlin winning?


Alba made plays and we didnt. We had chances and anytime you hold a team to under 70 points you are giving yourself a chance to win but at the same we didnt take care of the ball like we are capable of doing and there key players stepped up in key situations.


How much does it hurt when you shoot better and rebound better but give up 20 turnovers. Is Alba Berlin going to win many more games this season with their strong defense?


It hurts but at the same time we have to understand that we are still in the process of learning each others game but we are proving that we can compete against anyone in the BBL. Alba will be a strong team this season because of their defense as well.


What was it like playing against Hollis Price? Does he get better with age?


Hollis is a great player, he played great last night and he stepped up and gave them valuable minutes off the bench. Age is just a number and he is still a great player regardless of his age.


Were you able to walk the streets of Berlin? What do you like most about Berlin?


I did get a chance to walk around a little bit before the game and I like Berlin. I like the fact that is seems like it is a non-stop city and there seems like there is something always going on. I would never be bored in Berlin and it seems like there is so much to do.

Thanks John for the chat.


A Conversation With Kamil Novak (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kamil Novak has been sport director of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners since 2005. He also was coach for one game in 2006 after Ivan Sunara was fired. In the 90s, he played in the BBL for Rhondorf. He also played in his native Czech Republic for NH Ostrava with his best statistical season being 1997-1998 where he averaged 18,7ppg and 8,2rpg. He also played in Austria and Luxemberg before ending his basketball career with MTV Kronberg from 2002-2005. He took some time to talk with eurobasket before the EnBW Ludwigsburg


What is your impression of the Giessen 46ers this season?


I am not surprised how well Giessen has been playing. They had a good preseason and already have a good team chemistry. However, it is too early to give any predictions. ask me again at Christmas.


Can Zachery Peacock become a top player in the BEKO BBL?


He is having a good season and is a big reason why Giessen has played so strong. The season is long and players have to bring consistency.


How happy are you with the play of center Joe Dabbert?


We hope that he will continue to grow as a player. Against Giessen, he helped a lot on defense with his physical presence. It has only been two weeks since he came back. I am sure that he will get better.


Jimmy Mckinney got injured again. What do you expect from him again when he returns from injury?


He needs to be consistent and bring points. He is a shooter that helps a lot on defense. He had returned to his old self before the injury and we hope that that will happen again. We want the old Jimmy back.


Will Jimmy Mckinney get a contract extension?


I cant speculate now. We will make a decision in December.


Have you been surprised how quickly Dashaun Wood has become a central figure in the success of the Deutsche Bank Skyliners?


We always knew that he was a good player. The question was more when he would be his old self and if his knee would be solid again. We never thought he would be so good so quickly after his long injury.

Roger Powell scored 36 points in the last two games. Where do you see him at the moment with his play?


We will see in the next weeks. He is not fully integrated yet and doesnt know all the systems yet. We think that he can improve even more in the next weeks.


What else can we await from Roger Powell on the court that we havent seen yet?


Powell is a good player and we just need him to help the team. He is a team player and we need him to help us win games.


How happy are you with Dominik Bahiense De Mello? Is he playing the way he should be playing now?


Dominik has become a very important part of our team. He has ups and downs, but overall we are happy with his play.


What is your impression of EnBW Ludwigsburg this season and what can we await from the game. What will be key in winning the game?


EnBW Ludwigsburg is very unpredictable. They won in Goettingen. It wont be an easy game and the team will have to be concentrated. We want to win this game. The key will be good defense like in the second half against Giessen.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


I really havent watched a movie in a while. I have little time. I watched many player DVDs last summer.

Thanks Kamil for the chat.




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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Zachery PEACOCK
  LTi 46ers
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 17
 1. Peacock, LTi 46ers17.0 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .16.9 
 3. Oliver, Walter Tigers16.3 
 4. Callahan, Bremerha.16.0 
 5. Zwiener, TBB Trier15.7 
 6. Brooks, LTi 46ers14.9 
 7. Tillman, MBC14.9 
 8. Famutimi, Duesseldorf14.8 
 9. Burtschi, Phoenix .14.8 
 10. Kashirov, Walter T.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm9.4 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth7.7 
 4. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.6 
 5. Stevic, EWE B.7.3 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms7.0 
 7. Martin, Bremerha.7.0 
 8. Pleiss, Brose B.6.8 
 9. Dragicevic, ALBA6.7 
 10. Peacock, LTi 46ers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.8 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .5.0 
 3. Jordan, MBC4.6 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.5 
 5. Copeland, Bremerha.4.2 
 6. Joyce, TBB Trier4.2 
 7. Campbell, EWE B.4.0 
 8. Jacobsen, Brose B.4.0 
 9. Wood, Dt.3.9 
 10. Haynes, Duesseldorf3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.3 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .1.9 
 3. Pryor, Phoenix .1.8 
 4. Lukauskis, EWE B.1.8 
 5. Oliver, Walter Tigers1.7 
 6. Wise, Telekom .1.7 
 7. Trice, ratiopharm1.7 
 8. Famutimi, Duesseldorf1.7 
 9. Campbell, Teleko.1.6 
 10. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose Baskets
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.2.4 
 2. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.1.6 
 3. Bryant, ratiopharm1.6 
 4. Powell, Dt.1.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.3 
 6. Femerling, ALBA1.2 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms1.1 
 8. Scott, Goettingen1.1 
 9. Hines, Brose B.1.0 
 10. Seward, Phoenix .1.0 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Timothy BURNETTE
  Osnabrueck
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 24
 1. Burnette, Osnab.24.0 
 2. Shepherd, Osnab.21.3 
 3. Gause, Freiburg21.0 
 4. Johnson, Webmoebel20.7 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau19.9 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.4 
 7. Brooks, Kirchheim19.1 
 8. Harbut, Chemnitz18.0 
 9. Harbut, Chemnitz18.0 
 10. Black, Karlsruhe17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.11.3 
 2. Smallwood, Cuxha.11.3 
 3. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau10.0 
 4. Watts, SOBA D.9.4 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe9.3 
 6. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.0 
 7. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.0 
 8. Shaw, Chemnitz8.0 
 9. Shaw, Chemnitz8.0 
 10. Mendez, Heidelberg8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim7.0 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel5.9 
 3. Barth, Heidelberg5.8 
 4. Burnette, Osnab.5.0 
 5. Johnson, Hannover5.0 
 6. Lowery, Braves5.0 
 7. Zazai, Chemnitz4.9 
 8. Zazai, Chemnitz4.9 
 9. Gray, Crailsheim4.3 
 10. Wallace, B.Mue.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.0 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz2.4 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz2.4 
 4. Gause, Freiburg2.4 
 5. Scott, Kirchheim2.3 
 6. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.3 
 7. Burnette, Osnab.2.2 
 8. Turnbull, Hannover2.1 
 9. Shaw, Chemnitz2.0 
 10. Shaw, Chemnitz2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Deilvez YEARBY
  Cuxhaven
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.1 
 2. Yearby, Cuxhaven2.1 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., SOBA D.1.7 
 4. Fuller, Crailsheim1.6 
 5. De Michael, Kirchheim1.4 
 6. Henry, Hannover1.3 
 7. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.0 
 8. Lowery, Braves1.0 
 9. Oehle, Braves1.0 
 10. Schoo, Heidelberg1.0 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Periklis DORKOFIKIS
  AEK
  (206-F-80)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Dorkofikis, AEK19.7 
 2. Tucker, Aris18.3 
 3. Karydas, Ilysiakos18.0 
 4. McAlarney, Ikaros18.0 
 5. Spanoulis, Olympiakos16.7 
 6. Chatzis, Ilysiakos16.5 
 7. Baxter, Ilysiakos15.7 
 8. Everett, Iraklis15.3 
 9. Simmons, Kavala15.3 
 10. Jorovic, Kavala15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Simmons, Kavala10.0 
 2. Kommatos, Marousi9.0 
 3. Looby, Peristeri GS9.0 
 4. Kalathis, VAP K.7.7 
 5. Kaimakoglou, Panath.7.7 
 6. Tucker, Aris7.7 
 7. Thompson, Ikaros7.7 
 8. Brown, Panellinios7.3 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.0 
 10. Tapoutos, Aris7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  VAP Kolossos
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Jordan, VAP K.6.3 
 2. Papamakarios, Panell.6.3 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.3 
 4. Everett, Iraklis5.7 
 5. Karydas, Ilysiakos5.5 
 6. Tepic, Panathinaikos4.3 
 7. Kojadinovic, Marousi4.3 
 8. Thompson, Ilysi.4.3 
 9. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.0 
 10. Strnad, Kavala4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Linos-Spyridon CHRYSIKOPOULOS
  Aris
  (205-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Chrysikopoul., Aris4.0 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos3.0 
 3. Everett, Iraklis3.0 
 4. Karydas, Ilysiakos3.0 
 5. Marshall, PAOK2.7 
 6. Tucker, Aris2.7 
 7. Weeden, Marousi2.7 
 8. Kiritsis, Ilysiakos2.5 
 9. Grundy, AEK2.3 
 10. Kojadinovic, Marousi2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Simmons, Kavala3.0 
 2. Thompson, Ikaros1.3 
 3. Baxter, Ilysiakos1.3 
 4. Gechevski, PAOK1.0 
 5. Arapis, PAOK1.0 
 6. Bourousis, Olympiakos1.0 
 7. Scott, Peristeri GS1.0 
 8. Nielsen, Olympiakos1.0 
 9. Simtsak, Kavala1.0 
 10. Sensley, Perister.1.0 


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


A1, Round 3: Greens and Reds stay perfect - by Eurobasket News
Marousi - Ikaros 75-83
Ikaros closed Round Three with nice 75-83 road win against Marousi. Kyle McAlarney (183-G-87, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Notre Dame) stepped up for the guests with 19 points, while Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) added 18 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Tony Weeden (186-G-83, college: Chicago St.) delivered 21 points and 5 assists. Both teams have 2-1 record now.

Panathinaikos - Peristeri GS 89-66
Other than that we had the debute of two very young but very talented players in the team of Obradovic, Panathinaikos as Kyprianos Maragkos and Ioannis Karamalegkos debuted last night in the easy win over Peristeri. In this game we ahd the excellent game from the Serbian Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) who finished the game with 24 succeeding a career high in his days in the Greek league. Ernest Scott (201-F-82, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Valdosta St.) had 20 pts in loss. The final score was 89-66. *by Chris Mammides

Panionios - Olympiakos 70-77
During the second week of the A1 league we had no real surprises as the dubute of Coach Giorgos Bartzokas and Milos Vujanic (192-G-80) didn't came with a victory for their team over all mighty Olympiakos of Head Coach Dusan Ivkovic , even though the Nea Smyrni team played very decent basketball and face Olympiakos as an equal opponent, especially having in mind the fact that Panionios ON Telecoms Athens is actually playing with a 'nearly' Greek team as the 10 out of 12 players in the team are Greeks (and most of them very young) and also Caoch Giorgos Bartzokas is with the team only three days!!. The Final score was 70-77. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) shined in Olympiakos with 24 points. Milos Vujanic delivered 14 points in loss. *by Chris Mammides

Kavala - VAP Kolossos 79-64
The unlucky team of Coach Dimitris Priftis (he lost three players in serious injuries the last 5 days as Simtsak, Strnand and Zaras) beat easily the team of Coach Giannis Sferopoulos with 79-64 having in a great night Branko Jorovic (205-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) who ended the game with 22 points and 5/8 three pointers. In defeat, Angelos Tsamis (192-G-81) netted 13 points. *by Chris Mammides

AEK - Panellinios 69-74
The derby in Athens between AEK and Panellinios Athens was also very good as the visiting site of Coach Skourthopoulos was leading the game from the early beginning with differences close to 20-25 points and AEK in the debut of Dimos Dikoudis, with an excellent fourth quarter and Anthony Grundy (189-G-79, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) in his best game since he arrived in AEK minimizing the deficit to three and finally the score of 69-74 is probably the most fair as Panellinios Athens in total and absolute numbers was much better with an amazing Vangelis Sklavos (202-F-77) who ended the game with 17 points. Anthony Grundy scored 15 pts in defeat. *by Chris Mammides

Aris - PAOK 81-68
Easy win in derby of Thessaloniki as Aris beat PAOK 81-68 in a game where the deficit went up to 23 points in a stage and with the ex PAOK player Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) being the man of the match with his 22 points while P.J. Tucker (198-F-85, college: Texas) from a close distance was among the stand outs of the game (22 pts, 8 rebs). In defeat, Donnie McGrath (193-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Providence) had 20 pts. *by Chris Mammides

Iraklis - Ilysiakos 82-79 OT
OT win for Iraklis, who jumped to 2-1 record in the league. At the same time, Ilysiakos dropped to 0-3. Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Oklahoma) was the leading player in this victory as he collected 15 points and 8 assists. Alexis Kiritsis (198-G-82) responded with 18 points in defeat.


Ivkovic: We have to control the game against Charleroi well - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) gave on Monday the standard Press Conference prior to a home Europe game, but he didn't just speak about Charleroi. The Serb head coach analyzed the Saturday game for the Greek Championship against Panionios and took a stand on the more specific questions being made
ON THE GAME AGAINST PANIONIOS: 'I thought the team had a good reaction after Germany, but we weren't good against Panionios. We made a small analysis on the Saturday's game, we saw what we did wrong and we tried to get ready for the game against Charleroi. We started very poorly against Panionios and all the numbers indicated we had been far from controlling the game. I wasn't satisfied at all by the players' professionalism. I told them clearly so there. We won the game because we took more shots. Our percentages had been lower than those of Panionios. Gordon gave us the game, the rebounds and the steals, but Olympiacos cannot be playing like that'.
ON CHARLEROI: 'The Belgians have many experienced players, they have eight Americans and Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico), they play the American style, they have a successful coach, Giovanni Bozzi and they have Joseph Gomis (180-G-78) and Demond Mallet (185-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: McNeese St.) who have a great European experience. We have to control the game well. We have talked a lot about the Spanish teams that run, but I think that Charleroi runs even more than the Spanish teams in our group. We have to have balanced offense at five on five, good passing of the ball, good offensive rebounding, and quick returns. We also have to take care of our defensive rebounding, because Charleroi's stats show that they shot well following offensive rebounding'.
ON THE INJURIES: 'I believe that Loukas Mavrokefalides (207-C-84) is going to play, he has had a very good start and he made all practice. Zoran Erceg (210-C/F-85) practiced on his own and we all have to work together and be ready till Wednesday. I have laryngitis, while some of our players have had low fever, as well as Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM). I hope we won't have a problem'.
ON KESELJ's PERFORMANCE: 'I always want for my players to remain focused, Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) had been out for some time and we can't say that his coming back against Panionios had been good. If the young players don't have balance, it's tough. Each one has to find themselves. If by the end of the first quarter, a player cannot control the time at 17 seconds and makes a turnover, then he has to learn. He was good at practice today, we continue, but it takes time. We have had a very good reaction both against AEK and against Unicaja, but against Panionios, we just got blocked'.
ON WHETHER HIS PLAYERS UNDERESTIMATE THEORETICALLY EASY OPPONENTS: 'It's still early to say this. I know what I've been asking from my players, to stay focused, last throughout the game and I cannot say who's focused and who's not. Neither who shows character or not, nor who are they who chose games. It's not sensible for a new team that needs to work. This is a big problem, I have spoken with my players openly, we are going to have individual meetings, I never thought that after such a good game we would be playing against Panionios without any focus'.
ON THE TALL FORMATION: 'We haven't been playing good basketball with two big guys. Ioannis Bourousis is a very talented player, quick feet and hands. I spoke with him before the game, I told him what would happen should he play the 4 position and the rotation with Kostas Papanikolaou (202-F/G-90) on the 4 did not give us a solution and we hadn't been good with a tall power forward either'.
ON WHETHER HE IS GOING TO USE HALPERIN: 'I cannot talk about it now. For me, Mihalis Pelekanos (198-F-81) was very good and fast while playing against Panionios. We have to build a basic roster and then see what well do. This month is really decisive. We have many difficult games and we don't have time to work with everyone'.
ON THE MALLET-GOMIS DUO: 'We have to find solutions. They are good players, fast athletes; they have been scoring more than 12 points each with quite good percentages. I was happy with the way Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) played against Berni Rodriguez (197-F/G-80) of Unicaja, but haven't solidified our defense yet. They are a team ready to be of surprise. I have been expecting more all this time we have been staying in Athens'.
ON THE FANS: 'I always say that Olympiacos has the best fans. The team needs help and we will be returning the love the fans give the team with good games'.




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  HOLLAND   


Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 9 - by Eurobasket News
American Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Eiffel Towers Den Bosch and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 23 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Rotterdam (#10, 0-9), the league's worst team 97-90. Eiff.Towers maintains the 2nd position in Dutch Eredivisie. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Eiff.Towers will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. In the team's last game Mills had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Eiff.Towers' top player in his first season with the team. Ball State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mills is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.6rpg) and averages solid 2.2spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American center Matt Haryasz (210-C-84) of league's best team GasTerra Flames Groningen. Haryasz impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds. Of course GasTerra Flames Groningen cruised to a 81-74 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked DeFriesland (#6, 4-5). Of course GasTerra Flames Groningen still keep league's top spot. He plays for the best team in the league and GasTerra Flames Groningen managed to win all 9 games keeping perfect record. Haryasz is well-known by GasTerra Flames Groningen fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player.

The third best performed player last round was American Geoff McDermott (203-F-87, agency: Interperformances) of Magixx KidsRights Nijmegen (#3). McDermott scored 15 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Magixx, leading his team to a 81-62 easy win against the lower-ranked Landstede (#7, 4-5). Magixx needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 3 lost games. McDermott has a very solid season. In 6 games in Holland he scored 7.0ppg. He also has 8.2rpg, 2.2spg and 1.2bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Markel Humphrey (198-F-87) of Magixx - 13 points and 5 rebounds
5. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of Giants - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Robbie Sihota (198-F-87) of Rotterdam - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Zaire Taylor (193-G-86) of Magixx - 17 points and 4 assists
8. Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82) of Giants - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Matt Bauscher (188-G-85) of GasTerra F. - 8 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Brandon Griffin (202-F-82) of Giants - 8 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Glenn STOKES
  BS Weert
  (170-G-76)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Stokes, BS Weert19.3 
 2. Laing, Magixx17.8 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.4 
 4. Kimbrough, Giants17.1 
 5. Kusnyer, Rotterdam16.1 
 6. Borha, Landstede15.9 
 7. Marshall, Lands.15.9 
 8. Voorn, ABC15.2 
 9. Brown, DeFriesland14.8 
 10. Turner, Eiff.Tow.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt HARYASZ
  GasTerra F.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Haryasz, GasTerra.10.2 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.6 
 3. Griffin, Giants9.2 
 4. de Randamie, ABC8.9 
 5. McDermott, Magixx8.9 
 6. Hamm, BS Weert8.8 
 7. Mills, Eiff.Towers8.6 
 8. Sihota, Rotterdam8.3 
 9. Koenis, Giants8.3 
 10. Sanchez, DeFriesl.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiff.Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Turner, Eiff.Tow.5.8 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.5.4 
 3. Stokes, BS Weert4.8 
 4. Kimbrough, Giants4.3 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.4.1 
 6. McGhee, ZZ Leiden3.9 
 7. Williams, DeFriesland3.7 
 8. Boxley, ZZ Leiden3.6 
 9. Marshall, Lands.3.3 
 10. Taylor, Magixx3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jesse KIMBROUGH
  Giants
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Kimbrough, Giants3.1 
 2. Turner, Eiff.Tow.3.0 
 3. Taylor, Magixx2.8 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.6 
 5. Hilliman, Rotterdam2.3 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.2.3 
 7. Mills, Eiff.Towers2.2 
 8. Ellis, GasTerra F.2.1 
 9. McDermott, Magixx2.1 
 10. Otten, GasTerra F.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiff.Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Aarts, Eiff.Towers2.1 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.8 
 3. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.2 
 4. Hamm, BS Weert1.2 
 5. Blue, Giants1.1 
 6. McDermott, Magixx1.0 
 7. Strong, Landstede0.9 
 8. Bekkering, ZZ Le.0.9 
 9. Oudendag, Magixx0.9 
 10. Haryasz, GasTerra.0.9 


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


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


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  Salgotarjani
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Jarvis, Salgotarjani23.7 
 2. Brooks, Soproni21.7 
 3. Bell, Kormend21.7 
 4. Marshall, Marso-Va.21.6 
 5. Wilson, Kaposvari21.5 
 6. Sales, Atomeromu21.0 
 7. Cunningham, Kapos.20.8 
 8. Stojakovic, Marso-Va.19.3 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep19.0 
 10. Townes, Soproni19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Townes, Soproni11.2 
 2. Sales, Atomeromu10.5 
 3. Cunningham, Kapos.10.2 
 4. Gosa, Falco-Szova10.0 
 5. Bader, Szolnok10.0 
 6. Egemonye, PVSK P.10.0 
 7. Bell, Kormend10.0 
 8. Jones, Albacomp9.2 
 9. Clark, Szolnok9.1 
 10. Johnson, Atomeromu8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Williams, ZTE K.10.2 
 2. Savic, Marso-Vagep7.0 
 3. Kelley, Soproni6.5 
 4. Simon, Albacomp6.5 
 5. Trotter, Szolnok6.0 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.5 
 7. Singletary, FS Debre.5.5 
 8. Wittmann, Kecsk.5.3 
 9. LaGrange, Kecsk.5.2 
 10. Horvath, Szolnok5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Clark, Szolnok3.7 
 2. Trotter, Szolnok3.4 
 3. Savic, Marso-Vagep3.0 
 4. Hanga, Albacomp2.7 
 5. Williams, ZTE K.2.4 
 6. Boros, FS Debrecen2.3 
 7. Sitku, Marso-Vagep2.3 
 8. Marshall, Marso-Va.2.2 
 9. Crocker, Albacomp2.2 
 10. Bell, Kormend2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Clark, Szolnok3.7 
 2. Townes, Soproni2.2 
 3. Bader, Szolnok1.5 
 4. Hargrove, Kaposvari1.5 
 5. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.4 
 6. Keller, Albacomp1.3 
 7. McKenzie, Szedeak1.3 
 8. Orsulic, Kecskemeti1.2 
 9. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.1.2 
 10. Trepak, Szolnok1.0 


A Division Round 6: Leader ZTE KK loses to Kaposvari - by Eurobasket News
One of the most important games in Round Six was Kaposvari's (2-4) 78-71 victory against ZTE KK. The biggest contributor to a win was Kurt Cunningham (206-C-87, college: Boise St.) with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Josh Wilson helped with 21 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Kyle Wilson who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds. Thanks to that win Kaposvari moved-up to tenth place. ZTE KK dropped to second place as they faced with the first loss this season. They will share it with Kecskemeti. ZTE KK will play next round against Soproni trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kaposvari will try to continue on it's current victory against second ranked Kecskemeti.
Another exciting game where eighth ranked Marso-Vagep (3-3) edged by one point 9th ranked Soproni (3-3) on the road 108-109. It was a good game for Curtis Marshall who paced his team to a victory with 29 points and 6 rebounds. Brane Savic contributed with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Charles Brooks replied with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Soproni. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Thanks to that win Marso-Vagep moved-up to seventh place which they will share with defeated Soproni. Marso-Vagep's next round game will be against Falco-Szova (#7). Soproni will play against ZTE KK to get back on winning track.
An interesting game was also first ranked Szolnok's (6-1) easy victory on it's own court against FS Debrecen (1-5) 118-71. Clark came up with 20 points and 8 rebounds, while Obie Trotter added 19 pts and 6 assists to help the winners. The best for the losing side was Yves Mekongo with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Szolnok maintain first position with (6-1) record. FS Debrecen dropped to twelfth place with five games lost. Szolnok will meet next round bottom-ranked Salgotarjani (#14) which should be an easy walk for them. FS Debrecen will play against Atomeromu.
And finally the game worth to mention about is seventh ranked Falco-Szova's (3-3) victory at home over desperated Salgotarjani (0-6) 97-85. The biggest contributor to a victory was Charles Gosa with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Falco-Szova maintain seventh position with (3-3) record. Salgotarjani still closes the standings with six games lost. Falco-Szova will face next round Marso-Vagep (#8). Salgotarjani will play against league's new leader Szolnok (#1) being definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. The best stats of 6th round was 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists by Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) of MJUS-Fortress Kormend


Falco-Szova - Salgotarjani 97-85
And finally the game worth to mention about is seventh ranked Falco-Szova's (3-3) victory at home over desperated Salgotarjani (0-6) 97-85. The biggest contributor to a victory was Charles Gosa with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Falco-Szova maintain seventh position with (3-3) record. Salgotarjani still closes the standings with six games lost. Falco-Szova will face next round Marso-Vagep (#8). Salgotarjani will play against league's new leader Szolnok (#1) being definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova KC-Szombathely: M.Aliakseyeu 20+8reb, C.Gosa 20+15reb+4ast, T.Harazin 14+3reb+1ast, L.Kalman 13+3reb+9ast, C.Gilbert 13+4reb+5ast, L.Simon 7+1reb+2ast,
Wamsler SE Salgotarjan: R.Jarvis 25+1reb+2ast, T.Kocsis 13+2reb+3ast, A.Scepanovic 12+4reb, T.Hartvich 12+5reb+1ast, A.Vavra 9+9reb+1ast, D.Koma 8+2reb+1ast,


Szolnok - Szedeak 87-71
Obie Trotter notched 16 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the effort. At the other side the best for losing team was Nebojsa Dukic who recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds. Szedeak dropped to thirteenth place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Szolnoki Olajbanyasz: A.Horvath 16+2reb+6ast, O.Trotter 16+5reb+11ast, V.Budimir 13+6reb, M.Fodor 12+2ast, P.Grebenar 10+4reb, Z.Trepak 9+1reb+1ast,
Del Konstrukt-SZTE-Szedeak: N.Dukic 16+10reb+2ast, J.Rubin 14+7reb+6ast, B.McKenzie 12+5reb+1ast, Z.Kiss 9+5reb+1ast, A.Tanacs 8+5reb, M.Vida 6+1reb+6ast,


Kaposvari - ZTE KK 78-71
One of the most important games in Round Six was Kaposvari's (2-4) 78-71 victory against ZTE KK. The biggest contributor to a win was Kurt Cunningham with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Josh Wilson helped with 21 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Kyle Wilson who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds. Thanks to that win Kaposvari moved-up to tenth place. ZTE KK dropped to second place as they faced with the first loss this season. They will share it with Kecskemeti. ZTE KK will play next round against Soproni trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kaposvari will try to continue on it's current victory against second ranked Kecskemeti.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari KK: K.Cunningham 28+11reb+2ast, J.Wilson 21+3reb+4ast, L.Hargrove 11+3reb, G.Soos 7+5reb+1ast, G.Kutasi 7+2reb+2ast, T.Markus 2,
Zalakeramia-ZTE KK: K.Wilson 16+7reb, D.Vojvoda 13+4reb+5ast, T.Kaman 12+4reb+1ast, A.Toth 12+4reb, D.Gaspar 10+2reb+1ast, A.Vertetics 3+3reb,


Soproni - Marso-Vagep 108-109
Another exciting game where eighth ranked Marso-Vagep (3-3) edged by one point 9th ranked Soproni (3-3) on the road 108-109. It was a good game for Curtis Marshall who paced his team to a victory with 29 points and 6 rebounds. Brane Savic contributed with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Charles Brooks replied with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Soproni. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Thanks to that win Marso-Vagep moved-up to seventh place which they will share with defeated Soproni. Marso-Vagep's next round game will be against Falco-Szova (#7). Soproni will play against ZTE KK to get back on winning track.
Top scorers:
Marso-Vagep NYKK: C.Marshall 29+6reb+3ast, E.Sitku 28+3reb+1ast, B.Savic 19+5reb+13ast, J.Lekli 16+6reb, K.Nagy 9+2reb+3ast, J.Siska 8+3reb+2ast,
Kis-Raba menti Takarek Soproni KC: C.Brooks 27+5reb+5ast, D.Townes 25+10reb, T.Kelley 24+3reb+7ast, Z.Szabo 13+7reb+4ast, G.Gombas 9+4reb, A.Molnar 6+1reb+2ast,


Albacomp - Szedeak 99-70
Everything went according to plan in Szekesfehervar where 13th ranked Szedeak (1-6) was crushed by fourth ranked Albacomp (4-2) in Szekesfehervar 99-70. The biggest contributor to a victory was Jonathan Jones with 18 points and 14 rebounds and Balazs Simon helped with 17 points and 10 assists. Albacomp maintain fourth position and is looking forward to the next round to face PVSK Pannon (#11) which should be an easy walk for them. Szedeak will play against Kormend hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar: A.Hanga 20+2reb+5ast, J.Jones 18+14reb+1ast, B.Simon 17+4reb+10ast, D.Hollis 13+6reb, T.Crocker 11+3reb+2ast, A.Madar 9+2reb+1ast,
Del Konstrukt-SZTE-Szedeak: B.McKenzie 16+5reb, N.Dukic 14+3reb+2ast, Z.Kiss 13+1reb+1ast, G.Drahos 13+4reb+4ast, J.Rubin 9+8reb+2ast, M.Molnar 3+2reb,


Szolnok - FS Debrecen 118-71
An interesting game was also first ranked Szolnok's (6-1) easy victory on it's own court against FS Debrecen (1-5) 118-71. Clark came up with 20 points and 8 rebounds, while Obie Trotter added 19 pts and 6 assists to help the winners. The best for the losing side was Yves Mekongo with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Szolnok maintain first position with (6-1) record. FS Debrecen dropped to twelfth place with five games lost. Szolnok will meet next round bottom-ranked Salgotarjani (#14) which should be an easy walk for them. FS Debrecen will play against Atomeromu.
Top scorers:
Szolnoki Olajbanyasz: I.Clark 20+8reb+2ast, O.Trotter 19+1reb+6ast, V.Budimir 17+4reb+3ast, Z.Trepak 16+6reb+3ast, P.Szabo 14+2ast, A.Horvath 10+1reb+7ast,
Factum Sport Debrecen: Y.Mekongo 17+13reb+4ast, C.Singletary 16+2reb+7ast, K.Langford 9+7reb+2ast, V.Vas 8+1ast, D.Pek 5+2reb+1ast, I.Kovacs 5+1reb+3ast,


Atomeromu - Kormend 83-76
Brooks Sales stepped up for the winners with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Ian Johnson added 14 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Rashad Bell who recorded 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Thanks to that win Atomeromu moved-up to fourth place which they will share with defeated Kormend. Atomeromu are looking forward to the next round to face FS Debrecen (#12) which should be an easy walk for them. Kormend will play against Szedeak (#13) hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu SE Paks: B.Sales 23+13reb+2ast, J.Hodges 15+2reb+3ast, I.Johnson 14+11reb+1ast, Z.Meszaros 12+3reb+5ast, J.Pavlik 9+1reb+2ast, A.Kovacs 5+2reb+4ast,
MJUS-Fortress Kormend: R.Bell 26+11reb+5ast, M.Moore 11+3reb+6ast, C.Ferencz 9+3reb, G.David 8+1reb, G.Fodor 7+3reb+1ast, A.Rujak 6+2reb,


Kecskemeti - PVSK Pannon 77-66
Krisztian Wittmann was the leading player in this win scoring 17 points. Jerome LaGrange helped with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Muhammad El-Amin who recorded 22 points and 7 rebounds. Thanks to that win Kecskemeti moved-up to second place. PVSK Pannon dropped to tenth place with four games lost. They will share it with Kaposvari. Kecskemeti are looking forward to the next round to face Kaposvari (#10) which should be an easy walk for them. PVSK Pannon will play against Albacomp hoping to prove their fans that it was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Kecskemeti Univer KSE: K.Wittmann 17+3reb+3ast, M.Csorvasi 16+5reb, J.LaGrange 13+5reb+4ast, I.Siriscevic 13+6reb, H.Orsulic 9+7reb+2ast, Z.Bencze 6+3reb+1ast,
PVSK Pannonpower Pecs: M.El-Amin 22+7reb+3ast, B.Egemonye 15+6reb, J.Glavinic 14+4reb+6ast, N.Toth 7+2reb, J.Eilingsfeld 5+3reb, K.Kiss 3+1reb,




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  ICELAND   


Powerade Cup - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from Powerade Cup ( National Cup) After this round 16 teams are left.

Breidablik 49 Tindastoll 78.
Steinar Arason 12 points for home team. Fridrik Hreinson 16 for the winner.

IG 70 Skallagrimur 74.
Gudmundur Asgeirsson 19 for IG. Darrell Flake 24 for Skallagrim

Vikingur 45 Snaefell 129.
Jens Gudmundsson 13 for home team. Jon Olafur Jonsson 31 for Snaefell

Valur 71. IR 98
Bjorgvin Valentinusson 19 for Valur. Kelly Biedler 24 for IR

Stjarnan B 82. Njardvik B 87.
Bragi Magnusson 24 for Stjarnan. Brenton Birmingham 18 for Njardvik.

Thor Thorl 114. FSU 79.
Eric Palm 32 for Thor Rich Field 42 for FSU.

Thor Ak 67 Grindavik 90.
Konrad Tota 25 for Thor. Armann Vilbergsson 17 for Grindavik

Hottur 68 KR 101.
Vidar Hafsteinsson 22 for Hottur. Marcus Walker 20 for KR.

Stjarnan 94. Njardvik 110.
Jovan Zdravevski 29 for Stjarnan. Johann Olafsson (195-F-83) 28 for Njardvik


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  IRELAND   


SuperLeague Round 6: Neptune loses against UCC Demons - by Eurobasket News
SuperLeague round 6 most expected game was a derby match of two local teams from Cork: UCC Demons (#6) and Neptune (#8). Neptune was defeated at home 78-82. The biggest contributor to a victory was Marcus Van with 27 points and 19 rebounds and Shane Coughlan helped with 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Michael Bonaparte who recorded 23 points and 5 rebounds. Despite that victory UCC Demons went down to seventh position due to points difference. Neptune dropped to eighth place with four games lost.

Another exciting game was fourth ranked Belfast Star's (1-4) victory over second-best UCD Marian (3-3) 85-75. It was a good game for who lead his team to a victory with . contributed with for the winners. Patrick Glover replied with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for UCD Marian. Belfast Star celebrated their first victory after 4 consecutive losses. They maintain fourth position. UCD Marian dropped to second place with three games lost. Belfast Star's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Dublin DCU Saints.
An interesting game was also seventh ranked UL Eagles's (6-1) easy victory on it's own court in Limerick against Moycullen (1-7) 85-55. Cameron Mitchell scored 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Mason Ambler with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Thanks to that win UL Eagles moved-up to sixth place. Moycullen dropped to ninth place with seven games lost.


We should not miss the game of first ranked Killester's (6-0) against Ulster Elks (1-5) where guest Killester, where Killester won on the road15 points 84-69. Jermaine Turner notched 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Killester maintain first position. Ulster Elks dropped to fifth place with five games lost. Killester will have a break next round. Ulster Elks's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Dublin to the arena UCD Marian.

In the last game of round 6 DCU Saints defeated Moycullen in Cork 80-66.


Moycullen - DCU Saints 66-80

Everything went according to plan when 9th ranked Moycullen (1-7) was defeated by third ranked DCU Saints (2-3) 80-66. The biggest contributor to a victory was Patrick Glover with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Micheal Trimmer helped with 15 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Mason Ambler who recorded 22 points and 15 rebounds. DCU Saints maintain third position having just seven points less than leader Killester. Moycullen dropped to ninth place with seven games lost. DCU Saints are looking forward to the next round to face Belfast Star (#4).

Top scorers:
DCU St.Vincents Dublin: P.Glover 25+7reb+4ast, M.Trimmer 15+11reb+2ast, E.Darling 12+5reb+6ast, K.Lacey 9+7reb, J.Donnelly 9+5reb+2ast, E.Donnelly 7+9reb+9ast,
An Cearnog Nua Moycullen: M.Ambler 15+15reb+6ast, M.Dowd 14+2reb+1ast, C.Nihill 13+8reb+3ast, S.Tummon 12+13reb+3ast, D.Cunningham 7+3reb+3ast, M.Kurcenkovas 4+1reb+2ast,


UCD Marian - Belfast Star 75-85



Ulster Elks - Killester 69-84

We should not miss the game of first ranked Killester's (6-0) against Ulster Elks (1-5) where guest Killester, where Killester won on the road15 points 84-69. Jermaine Turner notched 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Killester maintain first position. Ulster Elks dropped to fifth place with five games lost. Killester will have a break next round. Ulster Elks's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Dublin to the arena UCD Marian.
Top scorers:
Dart Killester Dublin: J.Turner 25+10reb+3ast, P.Madsen 20+4reb+5ast, J.Behan 9+3reb, I.Westbrooks 9+5reb+3ast, M.Goj 9+2reb, D.Sealy 5+4reb,
Ulster Elks: B.De La Cruz 21+17reb+2ast, B.Drumm 18+9reb+5ast, K.Foley 12+8reb+1ast, C.McEvilly 12+4reb+2ast, P.McGaharan 4+2ast, A.Hickey 2+1reb,


UL Eagles - Moycullen 85-55

An interesting game was also seventh ranked UL Eagles's (6-1) easy victory on it's own court in Limerick against Moycullen (1-7) 85-55. Cameron Mitchell scored 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Mason Ambler with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Thanks to that win UL Eagles moved-up to sixth place. Moycullen dropped to ninth place with seven games lost.

Top scorers:
UL Eagles: C.Mitchell 22+8reb+2ast, N.Campbell 20+1reb, C.Cuffe 20+2reb+4ast, C.White 10+4reb+1ast, M.Hall 7+1reb, R.Lynch 6+7reb+2ast,
An Cearnog Nua Moycullen: M.Ambler 22+15reb+1ast, M.Kurcenkovas 8+1reb+2ast, S.Tummon 6+8reb, D.Cunningham 5+4reb+2ast, N.Cunningham 4+2reb, J.Brophy 2+3reb,


UCC Demons - Neptune 82-78

SuperLeague round 6 most expected game was a derby match of two local teams from Cork: UCC Demons (#6) and Neptune (#8). Neptune was defeated at home 78-82. The biggest contributor to a victory was Marcus Van with 27 points and 19 rebounds and Shane Coughlan helped with 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Michael Bonaparte who recorded 23 points and 5 rebounds. Despite that victory UCC Demons went down to seventh position due to points difference. Neptune dropped to eighth place with four games lost.

Top scorers:
Mardyke UCC Demons Cork: M.Van 27+19reb, K.Hosford 18+3reb+1ast, S.Coughlan 16+4reb+2ast, N.O'Reilly 13+4reb+1ast, C.O'Sullivan 6+2reb+3ast, D.O'Sullivan 2+1reb,
Neptune Cork: M.Bonaparte 23+5reb, G.Walsh 16+4reb+1ast, G.Noonan 14+4reb+1ast, M.McGinn 11+8reb+1ast, J.Kamara 11+4reb, I.McLoughlin 3+1reb,





Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Michael BONAPARTE
  Neptune
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 31
 1. Bonaparte, Neptune31.0 
 2. Foley, Ulster Elks26.5 
 3. Turner, Killester25.3 
 4. Van, UCC Demons24.0 
 5. De La Cruz, Ulster E.23.6 
 6. Crowder, UCD M.21.0 
 7. Louisme, Neptune19.7 
 8. Mitchell, UL Ea.19.2 
 9. Glover, UCD Marian18.2 
 10. Ambler, Moycullen18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Benjamin DE LA CRUZ
  Ulster Elks
  (--)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. De La Cruz, Ulster E.14.6 
 2. Ambler, Moycullen14.0 
 3. Louisme, Neptune13.7 
 4. Mitchell, UL Ea.13.3 
 5. Van, UCC Demons13.3 
 6. Crowder, UCD M.12.6 
 7. Turner, Killester11.7 
 8. Trimmer, DCU S.9.6 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints8.8 
 10. Glover, UCD Marian8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Emmett DONNELLY
  DCU Saints
  (186-G-78)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Donnelly, DCU S.7.6 
 2. Kinevane, UL Eagles6.8 
 3. Drumm, Ulster Elks6.0 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian5.6 
 5. Clarke, Killester4.2 
 6. McVeigh, Belfast .4.0 
 7. Noonan, Neptune3.6 
 8. Westbrooks, Killester3.6 
 9. Nihill, Moycullen3.5 
 10. Glover, DCU Saints3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Barry DRUMM
  Ulster Elks
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Drumm, Ulster Elks3.2 
 2. Westbrooks, Killester3.2 
 3. McGinn, Neptune3.1 
 4. Nihill, Moycullen2.7 
 5. Donnelly, DCU S.2.6 
 6. Behan, Killester2.5 
 7. Turner, Killester2.3 
 8. Hall, UL Eagles2.3 
 9. Crowder, UCD M.2.0 
 10. O''Brien, Killester2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael BONAPARTE
  Neptune
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bonaparte, Neptune3.0 
 2. Trimmer, DCU S.2.8 
 3. Turner, Killester2.7 
 4. Van, UCC Demons2.5 
 5. Baynes, UCD Marian2.4 
 6. De La Cruz, Ulster E.2.2 
 7. Louisme, Neptune2.0 
 8. Duggan, UCC Demons1.8 
 9. Crowder, UCD M.1.4 
 10. Ambler, Moycullen1.3 


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Pargo's 25 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old guard Jeremy Pargo (188-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 25 points adding two rebounds and seven assists for Maccabi T-A in his team's victory, helping them to crush Maccabi Rishon (#7, 2-2) with 21-point margin 89-68. It allowed Maccabi T-A to consolidate first place in the Israeli league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Maccabi T-A already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Pargo had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Maccabi T-A's top player in his first season with the team. Gonzaga University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Pargo is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 7.3apg) and averages solid 61.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jamie Arnold (203-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman) of Hapoel Holon. He is naturalized American forward in his first season at Hapoel Holon. In the last game Arnold recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Hapoel Holon cruised to a 77-69 relatively comfortable win over Maccabi Ashdod (1-3). Hapoel Holon's 8th position in the standings has not changed. 3 lost games is too many comparing to just one victory Hapoel Holon managed to get this year. Arnold is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.8ppg (#7). He also registered 10.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv's star - guard Doron Perkins (188-G-83). Perkins showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of Maccabi T-A, helping his team with a 89-68 easy win against the lower-ranked Maccabi Rishon (#7, 2-2). Maccabi T-A started extremely well this year. They recorded 4 victories without losing a single game. Perkins turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Perkins has a great season in Israel. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wayne Wallace (206-F/C-80) of Maccabi Ashdod - 16 points and 13 rebounds
5. Aaron McGhee (202-F-79) of Maccabi Rishon - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Meir Tapiro (194-G-75) of Maccabi Ashdod - 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Elton Brown (206-F/C-83) of Elitzur Netanya - 22 points and 10 rebounds
8. Robert Hite (188-G-84) of Hapoel Holon - 21 points and 5 rebounds
9. Tyler Wilkerson (203-F) of Galil Gilboa - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ramel Bradley (188-G-85) of Maccabi Ashdod - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists


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  ITALY   


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Davide REATI
  Treviglio
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Reati, Treviglio20.8 
 2. Vico, Matera19.4 
 3. Rugolo, Molfetta18.7 
 4. Carrizo, Ferentino17.9 
 5. Masper, Moncalieri16.9 
 6. Marino, Treviglio16.7 
 7. Pilotti, Ruvo16.5 
 8. Tassinari, Moncalieri16.4 
 9. Becerra, Rieti15.7 
 10. Casadei, Comsum.i.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Molfetta
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Corral, Molfetta11.1 
 2. Rosignoli, Bisceglie10.9 
 3. De Min, Treviglio10.2 
 4. Bagnoli, Potenza9.5 
 5. Zerini, Ruvo8.6 
 6. Basei, Ostuni8.4 
 7. Facenda, Senigallia8.4 
 8. Morena, Ostuni8.1 
 9. Bisconti, Trapani8.1 
 10. Gigena, Massafra8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Ferrarese, Trento5.9 
 2. Tomasiello, Comsum.4.3 
 3. Bushati, Brescia3.9 
 4. Gnaccarini, Senig.3.8 
 5. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.6 
 6. Santolamazza, Ana.3.6 
 7. Marino, Treviglio3.5 
 8. Busca, Trieste3.5 
 9. Bastoni, Riva d.3.3 
 10. Di Capua, Osimo3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Franko BUSHATI
  Brescia
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Bushati, Brescia4.6 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia4.4 
 3. Guarino, Trapani3.7 
 4. Rabaglietti, Feren.3.3 
 5. Picazio, Omegna3.2 
 6. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.1 
 7. Santolamazza, Ana.3.1 
 8. Moruzzi, Trieste3.1 
 9. Borgna, ASD Pavia3.1 
 10. Cardillo, Ferentino3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Zerini, Ruvo2.1 
 2. Corral, Molfetta1.9 
 3. Ancellotti, Patti1.7 
 4. Pozzi, Molfetta1.4 
 5. Biligha, ASD Pavia1.4 
 6. Capitanelli, Pales.1.1 
 7. Candido, Ferentino1.0 
 8. Bozzetto, Comsum.i.1.0 
 9. Gazzotti, Ozzano1.0 
 10. Basei, Ostuni0.9 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Ivan ZOROSKI
  Banca Tercas
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Zoroski, Banca T.19.8 
 2. Kaukenas, Montepas.19.3 
 3. Ere, Pepsi Caserta18.0 
 4. Ford, Sutor Mont.17.8 
 5. White, Ford S.17.8 
 6. Sosa, Angelico BI17.5 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR17.0 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montepas.17.0 
 9. Milic, Vanoli CR16.5 
 10. Diawara, Enel B.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.10.8 
 2. Suton, Angelico BI10.3 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.8 
 4. Hall, Banca Tercas8.5 
 5. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.3 
 6. Garri, Pepsi C.8.0 
 7. Ivanov, Sutor M.8.0 
 8. Jones, Pepsi C.7.5 
 9. Ortner, Bennet C.7.0 
 10. Sanikidze, CS Bo.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Scavolini PS
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Collins, Scavolin.8.3 
 2. Childress, Ford S.7.0 
 3. Green, Air AV6.0 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.8 
 5. Green, Bennet Cantu3.8 
 6. Diener, Banca T.3.5 
 7. Sosa, Angelico BI3.5 
 8. Diener, Ford S.3.3 
 9. Finley, Armani MI3.3 
 10. Bowers, Pepsi C.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darius WASHINGTON
  Lottomatica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Washington, Lottomat.4.5 
 2. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.0 
 3. Sosa, Angelico BI3.5 
 4. Stonerook, Montepas.3.5 
 5. Dasic, Lottomatica3.5 
 6. Troutman, Air AV3.5 
 7. Di Bella, Pepsi C.3.3 
 8. Jones, Sutor Mont.3.3 
 9. Rocca, Armani MI3.3 
 10. Milic, Vanoli CR3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Sutor Mont.
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ford, Sutor Mont.2.0 
 2. Hunter, Ford S.1.7 
 3. Polonara, Banca T.1.5 
 4. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 5. Drozdov, Vanoli CR1.3 
 6. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.3 
 7. Smith, Benetton TV1.3 
 8. Smith, Lottomatica1.0 
 9. Cuccarolo, Benetton.1.0 
 10. Amoroso, CS Bo.1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Crispin, Barcellona25.4 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM23.0 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer22.3 
 4. Gordon, Forli21.0 
 5. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.0 
 6. Boyette, N.Ferrara20.0 
 7. Abrams, Tezenis .17.5 
 8. Smith, Trenkwalder17.3 
 9. Slay, Umana Reyer17.3 
 10. Pecile, Jesi17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quadre LOLLIS
  Immobiliare SR
  (200-F/C-73)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Lollis, Immobili.9.5 
 2. Waleskowski, Tezeni.9.5 
 3. Boykin, Assigeco9.3 
 4. Chiacig, Scafati .9.3 
 5. Filloy, Immobili.9.2 
 6. Johnson, San Severo8.7 
 7. Varnado, Tuscany PT8.7 
 8. Ebi, Aget IM8.5 
 9. Maggioli, Jesi7.3 
 10. Valenti, Trenkwalder7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Mats LEVIN
  Scafati Basket
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Levin, Scafati .4.2 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona4.0 
 3. Mathis, Snaidero.4.0 
 4. Williams, Snaidero.3.8 
 5. Farabello, N.Fer.3.8 
 6. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.7 
 7. Scarone, Immobili.3.2 
 8. Meini, Umana Reyer3.0 
 9. Licartovsky, Forli2.8 
 10. Wittman, Forli2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.5 
 2. Lollis, Immobili.3.3 
 3. Scarone, Immobili.3.0 
 4. Achara, Barcellona2.8 
 5. Abrams, Tezenis .2.8 
 6. Trepagnier, Tezeni.2.8 
 7. Farabello, N.Fer.2.7 
 8. Hickman, Fastw.2.7 
 9. Gurini, Immobili.2.5 
 10. Licartovsky, Forli2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT4.7 
 2. Maggioli, Jesi1.3 
 3. Kotti, N.Ferrara1.2 
 4. Chiacig, Scafati .1.0 
 5. Ebi, Aget IM1.0 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco1.0 
 7. Frosini, Trenkwalder1.0 
 8. Foiera, Forli1.0 
 9. Cutolo, San Severo1.0 
 10. Achara, Barcellona0.8 


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  JAPAN   


Best players of Japanese BJ League round 8 - by Eurobasket News
American Michael Parker (200-G/F-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for Fukuoka Rizing and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 29-year old swingman had a double-double of 53 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Takamatsu FA (#15, 3-5) with 30-point margin 102-72. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Fukuoka Rizing maintains the 9th position in Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fukuoka Rizing will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Parker had a remarkable 63.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Fukuoka Rizing, through which he has constantly improved. Evergreen State College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Parker is league's best scorer averaging so far 31.5ppg. Parker is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 11.6rpg) and averages solid 68.1% FGP and 47.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Sek Henry (193-G-87, agency: Impact Basketball) of Akita Northern Happinets. Henry impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Akita cruised to a 85-76 relatively comfortable win over Toyama Grouses (3-5). This victory allowed Akita to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Henry is a newcomer at Akita and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 7.3rpg and 3.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Brian Harper (208-F/G-85) of Toyama Grouses (#5). Harper scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Harper's great performance Toyama Grouses lost 76-85 to Akita (3-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Toyama Grouses not to end season on such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harper could try to bring Toyama Grouses' a little bit higher in the standings. Harper has a very solid season. In 8 games in Japan he scored 16.6ppg. He also has 9.3rpg and 1.5bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terry Evans (196-F-86) of Shimane - 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Jeremy Tyler (209-F-91) of Tokyo Apache - 27 points and 11 rebounds
6. Kendall Dartez (207-C/F-80) of Tokyo Apache - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Mikey Marshall (196-G-81) of Shiga Lakestars - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Lynn Washington (200-F-78) of Osaka Evessa - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Nile Murry (193-G-83) of Fukuoka Rizing - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Wendell White (198-G-84) of Kyoto Hannaryz - 27 points and 10 rebounds


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LBL Round: 6 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Valmiera - LU 88-48
Valmiera smashed LU 88:48 in the first game of the Regular Season Round 6. Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances) paced all the winners with 22 points and Cipruss Kaspars followed him with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Peiners Zanis delivered 13 points in the losing case.

Liepaja - Ventspils 86-89
Liepaja lost the thriller to Ventspils 86:89 on November 6th. Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) and Anderson Rashad poured in 20 points apiece for the winners, while Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) netted 15. Kravcenko Martins ended up with 19 points for the home side.

Zemgale - VEF Riga jrs 75-70
The biggest surprise Zemgale's (#3) victory at home over league's leader VEF Riga jrs (5-1) 75-70. The biggest contributor to a victory was Scott Wilson with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Salvis Metra (194-G/F-84) helped with 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Martins Laksa who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds. Zemgale maintain third position having just four points less than leader Ventspils. VEF Riga jrs dropped to second place with one game lost. VEF Riga jrs will play next round against LU trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga LU. Zemgale will try to continue on it's current victory against fourth ranked Liepaja.

Ventspils - LU 109-58
Ventspils improved to 6-1 record on top beating LU 109:58 at the end of the Regular Season Round 6. Vladimir Stimac and Berzins Arturs stepped up with 18 points each, while Strelnieks Arturs collected 16 points and 13 rebounds. Tukiss Einars netted 13 points in the losing effort.




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja21.0 
 2. Veselovs, Valmiera19.3 
 3. Wilson, Zemgale18.0 
 4. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs18.0 
 5. Cipruss, Valmiera15.6 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.4 
 7. Mitchell, Liepaja15.4 
 8. Bertans, VEF R.15.3 
 9. Berzins, VEF R.15.0 
 10. Stimac, Ventspils15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Valmiera
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.4 
 2. Mednis, Turiba8.3 
 3. Wilson, Zemgale8.2 
 4. Berzins, VEF R.8.0 
 5. Stimac, Ventspils7.7 
 6. Veselovs, Valmiera7.3 
 7. Grafs, VEF Riga jrs6.7 
 8. Aleksejevs, Liepaja6.4 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF R.6.2 
 10. Selakovs, VEF R.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dairis BERTANS
  VEF Riga
  (192-G/F-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bertans, VEF R.6.0 
 2. Gailitis, VEF R.5.4 
 3. Piternieks, LU5.0 
 4. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.8 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.7 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale4.3 
 7. Sirsnins, Barons4.0 
 8. Mason, Ventspils4.0 
 9. Feldmanis, Barons3.6 
 10. Motivans, Turiba2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Liepaja
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja2.6 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.2.3 
 3. Mednis, Turiba2.3 
 4. Gailitis, VEF R.2.2 
 5. Feldmanis, Barons2.2 
 6. Mitchell, Liepaja2.2 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.0 
 8. Bedritis, Valmiera2.0 
 9. Jahovics, VEF R.1.8 
 10. Motivans, Turiba1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Berzins, VEF R.4.0 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale2.1 
 3. Cipruss, Valmiera1.6 
 4. Beard, Liepaja1.3 
 5. Mednis, Turiba1.0 
 6. Piternieks, LU1.0 
 7. Selakovs, VEF R.1.0 
 8. Bertans, Barons1.0 
 9. Jurevicus, Liepaja0.8 
 10. Wilson, Zemgale0.7 


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


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 William BYRD
  Hoops
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 27
 1. Byrd, Hoops27.0 
 2. El Khatib, Champville25.7 
 3. Thompson, Sagesse25.5 
 4. Shannon, Anibal22.7 
 5. Raymond, Anibal22.3 
 6. Abed El Nour, Al Ri.21.7 
 7. Reid, Al Riyadi21.7 
 8. Cage, Hoops21.0 
 9. Battles, Antranik20.3 
 10. Lakiss, Chabab19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 15
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi15.0 
 2. Thompson, Sagesse14.0 
 3. Battles, Antranik11.7 
 4. Byrd, Hoops11.0 
 5. Allen, Champville9.3 
 6. Bawji, Moutahed9.0 
 7. Fobbs, Sagesse9.0 
 8. Okosa, Moutahed9.0 
 9. Warner, Byblos8.7 
 10. Kanaan, Antranik8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ali MAHMOUD
  Al Riyadi
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi7.0 
 2. Akl, Anibal6.3 
 3. Clemons, Chabab5.5 
 4. Lathan, Moutahed5.0 
 5. Roustom, Moutahed5.0 
 6. Warner, Byblos4.3 
 7. Balaa, Moutahed4.0 
 8. Estephane, Sagesse4.0 
 9. Reid, Al Riyadi3.7 
 10. Fahed, Sagesse3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Chabab
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Clemons, Chabab3.5 
 2. Byrd, Hoops3.5 
 3. Saoud, Al Riyadi2.7 
 4. Khoury, Sagesse2.5 
 5. Roustom, Moutahed2.3 
 6. Zachery, Antranik2.3 
 7. Akl, Anibal2.3 
 8. Martinez, Champville2.3 
 9. Youngblood, Champ.2.3 
 10. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eddy FOBBS
  Sagesse
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fobbs, Sagesse3.0 
 2. Allen, Champville3.0 
 3. Thompson, Sagesse2.0 
 4. Shannon, Anibal2.0 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi2.0 
 6. Kanaan, Antranik1.7 
 7. Byrd, Hoops1.5 
 8. Warner, Byblos1.3 
 9. Hamdar, Hoops1.0 
 10. Bou Abboud, Champ.1.0 


Best players of Lebanese Div.A round 3 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: Paris Global Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Anibal Zahle and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 31-year old forward had the game-high 24 points adding nine rebounds and seven assists for Anibal in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's worst team Byblos (#9, 0-3) with 21-point margin 77-56. Anibal maintains the 7th position in Lebanese Div.A. Anibal 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 Shannon had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Anibal's top player in his first season with the team. Elgin CC graduate has very impressive stats this year. Shannon is in league's top in points (4th best: 22.7ppg) and averages solid 2.0bpg and 57.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American swingman William Byrd (201-G/F-85) of Hoops Club. Byrd impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Hoops lost that game 82-88 to Moutahed (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Byrd is a newcomer at Hoops and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.0ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 11.0rpg and 3.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Fadi El Khatib (199-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) of second-ranked Champville. El Khatib scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Champville, leading his team to a 78-73 win against Sagesse (#6, 1-1). Champville started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. El Khatib turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. El Khatib has a great season in Lebanon. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.7ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79) of Antranik - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Benjamin Raymond (198-G/F-87) of Anibal - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Calvin Cage (183-G-84) of Hoops - 21 points and 3 assists
7. Loren Woods (218-C-78) of Al Riyadi - 12 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Hussein El Khatib) of Moutahed - 28 points and 4 rebounds
9. Jean Abed El Nour (197-G/F-83) of Al Riyadi - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Ramel Allen (210-C-79) of Champville - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists


Div.A: Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News
Champville - Sagesse 78-73
The Lebanese Bank Med League Round 3 saw big excitement in the game that joined Champville to Sagesse in Dik El Mehdi , the fans in the court attended a game of full intensity , Sagesse had a great first half through the organized defense especially Eddy FOBBS who was causing big problems which resulted to easy fast break points , Sagesse as much as 12 points in the half but the home team regrouped and came back in the game through the great leadership of Miguel Martinez (188-G-88) who organized his team and made them involved to come back and lead the game at the half with 1 points , 32-31. In the second half Champville continued its good performance and made a run which outscored Sagesse 22 to 14 despite Sagesse come backs , Champville managed in the end to score a very important win at the score of 78-73. *by Rabih Khoury

Antranik - Al Riyadi 72-95
In the other game Antranik welcomed Riyadi in Demirdjian Center and cruised into an easy win in the end at the score of 72-95 , Riyadi played Loren Woods in this game and had an easy game in the end. On the other hand Antranik players for the second consecutive game had a very bad performance. Jean Abed El Nour (197-G/F-83, agency: Pro Management Agency) scored 19 points in victory. In defeat, Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79, college: N.Mexico) has 21 pts and 9 rebs. *by Rabih Khoury

Moutahed - Hoops 88-82
In the other game , Tripoli hosted a very exciting game which turned down to be as expected full of intensity , the two teams Moutahed & Hoops battled till the last seconds to win the game but in the end the experience of the home team prevailed . The first quarter of the game saw the same story of the first half of the game that joined Moutahed to Anibal but this time the roles were reversed Hoops shocked Moutahed with a big run and outscored the home team 28 to 16 due to the unbelievable shooting from outside the arc 6 out of 8 3 pointers made. In the second quarter Moutahed regrouped a Came back in the game by outscoring Hoops 24 to 12 and tied the game at the half 40-40. The 3rd quarter saw the same tempo continued and Moutahed managed to take the lead especially through Hussein El Khatib who carried his team and scored 28 points , he was helped by Reggie Okosa (206-F/C-80, college: La Salle) with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Moutahed finished the 3rd quarter leading 68-61. the 4th quarter was an equal one and the game finished for the Home Team in the end on the score of 88-82. *by Maarouf Mawloud

Byblos - Anibal 56-77
Round 3 of Bank Med League saw the continuity of the goof performance of Anibal, Moutahed & Hoops. In Amchit Byblos welcomed Anibal-Zahle, the guest team who had good performance in the previous two games continued on the same temp and managed to score its first win of the season on the score of 77-56. Anibal dominated the game from the first its minutes and cruised into a big win the end despite the small come backs of the home team. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Elgin CC) & Benjamin Raymond (198-G/F-87, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Xavier) continued their performances by scoring 24 for Terrence & 17 for Raymond , on the other side Byblos players were trying to show a good image but couldnt handle the big experience of the team from Zahle. *by Maarouf Mawloud


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Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Etzella 6-1 
 2. Sparta 6-1 
 3. Basket Esch 5-2 
 4. T71 5-2 
 5. Amicale 4-3 
 6. Contern 3-4 
 7. Musel Pikes 3-4 
 8. Residence 2-5 
 9. Soleuvre 1-6 
 10. Black Star 0-7 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Kennedy, Residence25.7 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre24.1 
 3. Muller, T7123.2 
 4. Kalmes, Contern23.2 
 5. Schumacher, T7121.8 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.20.2 
 7. Scott, Etzella19.9 
 8. Reimold, Basket E.19.3 
 9. Delgado, Etzella19.0 
 10. McDaniel, Black S.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. McDaniel, Black S.14.7 
 2. Wurtz, Musel Pikes13.3 
 3. Stephens, T7113.0 
 4. Scott, Etzella12.9 
 5. Gary, Contern12.8 
 6. Crawford, Soleuvre12.6 
 7. Kennedy, Residence12.5 
 8. Wojnowski, Musel P.11.3 
 9. Abercrombie, Spa.11.2 
 10. Muller, T7110.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tom SCHUMACHER
  T71
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Schumacher, T715.4 
 2. Reimold, Basket E.3.8 
 3. Rausch, Black Star3.3 
 4. Koster, Residence3.3 
 5. Schartz, Amicale3.2 
 6. Smith, Sparta3.2 
 7. Arbaut, Sparta3.2 
 8. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 9. Donnersbach, Basket E.3.0 
 10. Schwartz, Musel P.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel KALMES
  Contern
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kalmes, Contern2.8 
 2. Jones, Amicale2.2 
 3. Gary, Contern1.8 
 4. Jeitz, Amicale1.8 
 5. Smith, Sparta1.7 
 6. Delgado, Etzella1.7 
 7. Kennedy, Residence1.5 
 8. Koster, Residence1.5 
 9. Schartz, Amicale1.4 
 10. Birdsong, Amicale1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gary, Contern1.8 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.1.8 
 3. Birdsong, Amicale1.2 
 4. Hoffmann, Etzella1.1 
 5. Abercrombie, Spa.1.0 
 6. Wojnowski, Musel P.0.8 
 7. Stephens, T710.8 
 8. Ney, Amicale0.8 
 9. Weisen, Soleuvre0.7 
 10. Kennedy, Residence0.5 


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


Moldova. D1, 2010-2011. Round two update - by Andrei Ciausov
BC UASM, Chisinau - BC Soroca, Soroca. For the second game in a row BC UASM, Chisinau defeats their oppenent by 44 points. Both defeated teams are not the leader, of course, but also there is a need to mention that BC UASM, Chisinau has a very good team this year with an ambition for a double this year: Championship and Cup winners. All starting 5 players are members of Moldova National team: Cropotov, Priscepnii, Oprea, Melnic, Coputerco. Cropotov and Priscepnii scored 21 points each for BC UASM, Chisinau. BC Soroca, Soroca answered with 17 points of Ciobanu. Overall score 94-50.

BC UTM, Chisinau - BC Fire Ball, Bender. Colesnicov scoring almost 50% of all ball of him team, raeching 45 points in the game ensured a win of BC Fire Ball, Bender. Moscaliuc for the second week is the top scorer of his team - 28 points. Overall score: 81-92

BC Donduseni, Donduseni - BC ASEM, Chisinau. 83-99. 30 points of Ziubin for BC Donduseni, Donduseni were not enough for a win. Nartov scored 27 point, 6 points more then in last game, keeping team top socrer title at least for another week.

BC Patriot, Tiraspol - BC Ribnita, Ribnita. It did not go good at all for BC Patriot, Tiraspol in the beginning. by the half time team was loosing 35-47, BC Patriot, Tiraspol coach tryed to wake up his young players at half-time break, but it got even worth by the end of the third quarter: 57-76. Final score BC Patriot, Tiraspol - BC Ribnita, Ribnita: 71-91.



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


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


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  NBA   


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 6-2 
 2. New York K. 3-3 
 3. New Jersey N. 2-4 
 4. Philadelph.76 2-5 
 5. Toronto R. 1-6 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 3-3 
 2. Cleveland C. 3-3 
 3. Indiana P. 2-3 
 4. Detroit P. 2-5 
 5. Milwaukee B. 2-5 
Southeast Div.
 1. Atlanta H. 6-2 
 2. Orlando M. 5-1 
 3. Miami Heat 5-2 
 4. Washington W. 1-4 
 5. Charlotte B. 1-6 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Portland TB 5-3 
 2. Denver N. 4-3 
 3. Oklah.City T. 3-3 
 4. Utah Jazz 3-3 
 5. Minnesota T. 1-6 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 7-0 
 2. Golde State W. 5-2 
 3. Sacramento K. 3-3 
 4. Phoenix Suns 3-4 
 5. LA Clippers 1-6 
Southwest Div.
 1. N.Orleans H. 6-0 
 2. San Antonio S. 5-1 
 3. Dallas M. 4-2 
 4. Memphis G. 4-4 
 5. Houston R. 1-5 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Monta ELLIS
  Golde State W.
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 27.9
 1. Ellis, Golde S.27.9 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.7 
 3. Gay, Memphis G.26.5 
 4. Anthony, Denver N.25.7 
 5. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.7 
 6. Gasol, LA Lakers24.1 
 7. Wade, Miami Heat24.1 
 8. Rose, Chicago B.23.8 
 9. Howard, Orlando M.23.2 
 10. Martin, Houston R.23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joakim NOAH
  Chicago B.
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Noah, Chicago B.15.0 
 2. Scola, Houston R.12.3 
 3. Evans, Toronto R.12.0 
 4. Randolph, Memph.11.8 
 5. Love, Minnesota T.11.7 
 6. Bogut, Milwauke.11.5 
 7. Lee, Golde S.11.4 
 8. Howard, Orlando M.11.3 
 9. Millsap, Utah Jazz11.2 
 10. Odom, LA Lakers11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Rondo, Boston C.14.8 
 2. Kidd, Dallas M.10.7 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.2 
 4. Wall, Washington W.9.6 
 5. Rose, Chicago B.9.2 
 6. Williams, Utah Jazz9.0 
 7. Nash, Phoenix Suns8.9 
 8. Parker, San A.8.3 
 9. Miller, Portland.8.3 
 10. Conley, Memphis G.8.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mike CONLEY
  Memphis G.
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Conley, Memphis G.3.4 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.3.1 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.7 
 4. Wall, Washington W.2.6 
 5. Douglas, New Y.2.5 
 6. Parker, San A.2.3 
 7. Lin, Golde S.2.3 
 8. Brand, Philadelph.762.3 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..2.3 
 10. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Roy HIBBERT
  Indiana P.
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Hibbert, Indiana P.3.4 
 2. Smith, Atlanta H.3.4 
 3. Howard, Orlando M.2.7 
 4. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.7 
 5. McGee, Washingt.2.6 
 6. Dalembert, Sacram.2.4 
 7. Turiaf, New Y.2.2 
 8. Okafor, N.Orlean.2.2 
 9. Noah, Chicago B.2.2 
 10. Duncan, San A.2.0 


Free agent Dampier won't join Rockets - by Eurobasket News
Less than two weeks after they agreed on a contract, the Rockets and free-agent center Erick Dampier (6'11''-C-74, college: Mississippi St.) came to a very different agreement Sunday.

The Rockets will not sign Dampier as planned, with the Rockets' stumbling start making the short-term move no longer appealing to the team or the NBA veteran.

The Rockets had reached an agreement with Dampier, 35, on a one-year deal Oct. 29, pending a move to clear a roster spot, most likely by trading or releasing second-year guard Jermaine Taylor who had not played this season.

But Sunday, the Rockets told Taylor, 23, they would not move him because they no longer planned to sign Dampier, Taylor's agent Michael Whitaker said.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey declined to comment.

'I was actually told that I'm here to stay,' said Taylor, who had six points in seven minutes in Sunday's 120-94 win over the Timberwolves at Toyota Center. 'They told me I was here.

'I'm happy to still be here and still have a job, but then again, I kind of wonder what would have happened if I went somewhere else.

'I won't get any playing time here with guys like Courtney Lee, Kevin Martin, unless they get hurt. I kind of know if I went somewhere else, I would have had a chance to play. I have mixed feelings about it.'

Taylor, 6-4, said he regretted sending a tweet last week saying he felt he had been lied to because it was assumed to have been directed at the Rockets. He said it was meant for Whitaker, who had been telling him when he would hear news.

'I understood,' Whitaker said. 'He was feeling a lot of anxiety, a lot of pressure with everyone asking him every day if he heard something. I was just telling him when the Rockets thought they would have news. It was a very difficult stretch for him.

'This is a good thing. It lets him know he's going to be a Rocket. He doesn't have to be concerned if he will be traded.'

Whether it will be a good change for the Rockets and Dampier is unclear. It is like so much in the season so far, with little going as planned.

Courtesy of www.dailyme.com


Splitter off to promising start - by Eurobasket News
By most any measure, Tiago Splitter's (6'11''-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) long-awaited NBA debut this week was a success. In two games on the Spurs just-completed road trip against the L.A. Clippers and Phoenix, the rookie center logged 25 minutes, scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.

Just wait until hes actually in shape and knows what hes doing.

I think day by day Ill improve and get in shape, said Splitter, who missed the preseason with a strained muscle in his right calf. It was two months without playing a game. Im trying to catch my teammates. Theyre already in shape and playing very good.

In the meantime, the Spurs are beginning to catch glimpses of what Splitter can provide. He isnt flashy, but players and coaches like the dirty work the 6-foot-11 Brazilian does around the basket.

He flashed some of that in Wednesdays 112-110 win in Phoenix, drawing three charges and using superior positioning to force Channing Frye into a loose-ball foul in the first half.

Splitter finished the game with seven points and three rebounds, all of them on the offensive end.

While simultaneously trying to tamp down unrealistic expectations of the teams prized rookie, coach Gregg Popovich said hes been impressed with Splitter so far.

This isnt the next Tim Duncan, Popovich said. This is a blue-collar guy who does blue-collar things.

Courtesy of www.mysanantonio.com


Aaron Brooks to miss 4-6 weeks with injury - by Eurobasket News
Rockets guard Aaron Brooks (6'0''-G-85, college: Oregon) said after Sunday's game he was told to expect to miss four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle he suffered at the end of the first half Saturday night in an overtime defeat at San Antonio.

The injury snapped his streak of 119 consecutive games played.

'I don't think I ever had an ankle injury like this before,' Brooks said. 'I did break my hand in college, sat out like eight weeks.

'As far as football, I never had any injury. Luckily, nothing is broken. It's a sprain. I'll be back to normal.

'You have to count your blessings.'

Brooks was injured when he landed on Manu Ginobili's right foot, but said he did not think Ginobili did anything improper in defending Brooks' running 40-footer at the first-half buzzer.

'I don't think anything of it,' Brooks said. 'Bang bang play.

'It was an accident.'

Speedy recovey
A day after Rockets guard Kevin Martin left a game with a sprained left ankle, he was cleared to play after a pregame test Sunday and scored 21 points in 26 minutes, making nine of 13 shots in nearly 26 minutes in a 120-94 win over the Timberwolves at Toyota Center.

'It was good,' Martin said. 'I knew I was going to be limited in a lot of areas.

'It was a good thing the jumper was going because I didn't want to make moves going to the hole tonight to try to draw contact and get to the free-throw line.

'We were 0-5. We needed to do anything to get a win.

'I was able to play on it so that was the main thing.'

Courtesy of www.chron.com


Monday's games (6) review - by Eurobasket News
Charlotte B. - San Antonio S. 91-95
Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 26 points, including a driving layup with 4.9 seconds left to end Charlotte's late comeback bid, and the San Antonio Spurs held on for a 95-91 win on Monday night to continue the Bobcats' early season misery. Surprising rookie Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson) added 15 points, Tim Duncan had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Tony Parker had 12 points and eight assists for the Spurs, who nearly blew a nine-point lead with under 3 minutes left before securing their fourth straight win. Charlotte, which was 31-10 at home last season en route to the franchise' first playoff berth, fell to 0-3 on its home floor thanks to 40 percent shooting from the field. Tyrus Thomas had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw had 15 points apiece for the Bobcats, who dropped to 1-6. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Chicago B. - Denver N. 94-92
After a tough first few quarters, Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) came through for the Chicago Bulls. Rose scored 18 points, including eight during a furious fourth quarter rally, to help the Bulls beat the Denver Nuggets 94-92 on Monday night. 'Derrick struggled a lot,' said Bulls forward Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke), who added 17 points. 'That's going to happen because we play so many games. It was just a good team win.' Taj Gibson had 16 points for the Bulls. Denver led 80-74 with just under seven minutes left before Chicago went on a 16-6 run sparked by Rose. Carmelo Anthony's basket with 15.3 seconds left cut the Bulls' lead to 90-88. Joakim Noah hit a free throw to extend the margin back to three points. Deng fouled Anthony, who made two free throws, to make it a one-point game with 11 seconds left. 'They got the last run,' said Anthony. 'We made our run in the third quarter.' Chicago hit two more free throws and Arron Afflalo missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it. Afflalo came open after the ball swung to him from Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups. 'Chauncey just made a great play,' Afflalo said. 'He made a great play. I'm trying to take the blame for missing that shot little bit. Actually I thought he was shooting. He was leaning, but he made a smart basketball play. 'I took an off-balance shot and I couldn't square up like I wanted to, otherwise I think I would have made it.' Chicago hit two more free throws and Aaron Afflalo missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it. Anthony led Denver with 32 points. *Courtesy of www.chron.com

Memphis G. - Phoenix Suns 109-99
Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) isn't the tallest guy on the floor and can't jump the highest, yet he's one of the top rebounders in the league. Randolph had 23 points and 20 rebounds while Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) added 22 points to help the Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Phoenix Suns 109-99 on Monday night. 'I think it's positioning,' the 6-foot-9 Randolph said of his rebounding strategy. 'Guys are strong and all those guys are athletic. But that is just a little bit of it. It's about getting position and having a nose for the ball. Hit the guy a little, and know where the ball is going to come out.' Randolph was 9 of 16 from the field and led six Grizzlies in double figures. The points and rebounds were season highs for the Memphis forward, and the fifth 20-20 game in his career. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Dallas M. - Boston C. 89-87
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) scored 25 points, including the go-ahead jumper with less than 20 seconds to play, and the Dallas Mavericks snapped Boston's five-game winning streak with a 89-87 victory over the Celtics on Monday night. Jason Terry (6'2''-G-77, college: Arizona) added 17 points, and Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Dallas. Paul Pierce scored 24 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo had 11 points and 15 assists for the Celtics, who'd won their last three trips to Dallas. Boston held an 87-82 lead with 1:58 left on Pierce's 17-footer. But Nowitzki converted a layup, then Terry made a 3-pointer with 1:13 remaining to tie it at 87. Garnett missed an inside shot with 36 seconds left, and Nowitzki connected from 16 feet on the left wing with 17.4 to play to give Dallas the lead for good. Rondo missed a 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left, but Terry fouled going for a loose ball to give the Celts another possession. Garnett's desperation 3-pointer from the right corner failed to hit the rim. *Courtesy of www.projo.com

Orlando M. - Atlanta H. 93-89
New season. New coach. New venue. Same old result: The Atlanta Hawks still can't beat the Orlando Magic. Dwight Howard (6'10''-C/F-85) had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and the Magic extended their recent reign over the Hawks with a 93-89 victory Monday night in a rematch of last season's lopsided Eastern Conference semifinal. Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) finished with 19 points and made two huge layups in the final minute-plus to seal the Magic's victory, the 11th in the last 12 meetings over their Southeast Division rival. Jason Williams (FSY) also had eight points and eight rebounds to fill in for an injured Jameer Nelson (FSY). Joe Johnson (FSY) had 23 points and Al Horford (FSY) scored 16 for the Hawks, who have lost two games in two days after winning their first six this season. And even on a night they held Orlando to 43% shooting, the Hawks still ended up losers. *Courtesy of www.usatoday.com

Toronto R. - Golde State W. 102-109
Stephen Curry (6'3''-G-88, college: Davidson) scored a season-high 34 points, Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) added 28 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 Monday night. Ellis, the NBA's leading scorer, fell heavily after a collision under Toronto's basket late in the fourth quarter. He remained down for several minutes before being helped up and walking slowly to the locker room. Ellis topped 25 points for the third time in seven games. David Lee fouled out with 14 points and 12 rebounds and Andris Biedrins had eight points and nine rebounds for the Warriors, who won their first road game in three tries. Golden State has won four straight and nine of 11 against Toronto, averaging 113.1 points in those 11 contests. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com


Sloan plans to extend coaching career with Jazz - by Eurobasket News
Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said Sunday that he will likely soon sign a contract extension with the team.

'It's just a matter of time and well probably we get it worked out', Sloan said. 'This is how we do it every year. I'm really not concerned about it.'

Sloan, 68, has coached Utah for 23 seasons since joining the franchise in 1988. He has led the Jazz to 19 playoff appearances, including consecutive runs from 1988-2003 and 2006-10.

Sloan is 17 wins behind Pat Riley for third all-time on the NBA coaching victories list, and has compiled 1,193 victories during 26 seasons guiding Chicago and Utah.

He officially signed on Aug. 5 to coach the Jazz this season. Sloan has annually made a decision about each upcoming campaign by late December, and then used the offseason to evaluate his desire about returning to the team.

Utah (3-3) is engaged in its biggest rebuilding year since 2005-06, when the team finished 41-41 after acquiring point guard Deron Williams with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft. The Jazz lost key players Carlos Boozer, Wesley Matthews and Kyle Korver over the summer, while the additions of veteran Al Jefferson and rookies Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans have initially created a team in search of a new identity.

Messages left for Jazz general manager Kevin O Connor and team president Randy Rigby about Sloans extension were not immediately returned.

Courtesy of www.sltrib.com


Details on Tony Parker's extension - by Eurobasket News
Details of the four-year contract extension point guard Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) signed last week have trickled out and a couple of the particulars are interesting.

For one thing, the deal calls for a non-escalating salary. Parker is to get $12.5 million for the 2011-12 season, and in each of the three succeeding seasons. This would seem an obvious nod to the uncertainty of the increases that may or may not be allowed under a new collective bargaining agreement.

Even more interesting: Only $3.5 million is fully guaranteed in the final season, 2014-15, when the erstwhile All-NBA point guard will be 32.

Finally, the deal does not include a trade kicker, which increases a players salary in the event of a trade. Manu Ginobilis three-year, $38.9 million deal, signed last spring, included a trade kicker, according to a league source.

Courtesy of www.mysanantonio.com


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. David, Powerade T.24.6 
 2. Devance, Alaska21.7 
 3. Santos, San Miguel18.8 
 4. Buenafe, Air2117.1 
 5. Cardona, Meral.16.8 
 6. Isip, Barako16.7 
 7. Mercado, Rain o.16.3 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Text16.0 
 9. Hontiveros, San M.15.8 
 10. Washington, San M.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rudy HATFIELD
  Ginebra
  (191-F-77)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Hatfield, Ginebra13.3 
 2. Maierhofer, Derby A.11.3 
 3. Thoss, Alaska10.9 
 4. Carey, Talk N Text10.3 
 5. Peek, Talk N Text10.1 
 6. Washington, San M.9.6 
 7. Williams, Talk N.9.5 
 8. Santos, San Miguel9.4 
 9. Thiele, Barako8.8 
 10. Salvador, Derby A.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  San Miguel
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Cabagnot, San M.5.0 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text5.0 
 3. Ross, Meralco B.4.8 
 4. Mercado, Rain o.4.5 
 5. Baguio, Alaska4.1 
 6. Urbiztondo, Air213.9 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.3.9 
 8. Miller, Ginebra3.9 
 9. Yap, Derby Ace L.3.7 
 10. Castro, Talk N Text3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gabe NORWOOD
  Rain or Shine
  (196-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Norwood, Rain o.2.6 
 2. Ross, Meralco B.1.9 
 3. Mercado, Rain o.1.8 
 4. Arboleda, Air211.4 
 5. Helterbrand, Gineb.1.4 
 6. Dela Cruz, Alaska1.4 
 7. Baguio, Alaska1.4 
 8. Macapagal, Powerade.1.3 
 9. Reyes, Talk N Text1.2 
 10. Buenafe, Air211.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Siverino BACLAO
  Air21
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Baclao, Air212.7 
 2. Maierhofer, Derby A.2.1 
 3. Andaya, Barako1.7 
 4. Washington, San M.1.7 
 5. Devance, Alaska1.3 
 6. Ildefonso, San Miguel1.2 
 7. Menk, Ginebra1.0 
 8. Reyes, Powerade T.1.0 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.1.0 
 10. Peek, Talk N Text1.0 


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  POLAND   


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Maciej USTARBOWSKI
  Gornik
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Ustarbowski, Gor.20.4 
 2. Pacocha, AZS S.17.0 
 3. Sterenga, Gornik16.2 
 4. Witos, GKS Tychy16.1 
 5. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.16.1 
 6. Majcherek, AZS S.16.1 
 7. Mis, SKK Siedlce16.0 
 8. Jakobczyk, Gornik15.8 
 9. Lichodziejew., ISS S.15.4 
 10. Pamula, Tempcold.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Karol PYTYS
  AZS Szczecin
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Pytys, AZS Szczecin9.6 
 2. Ustarbowski, Gor.8.9 
 3. Klima, Sokol Lancut8.8 
 4. Zurawski, ISS S.8.6 
 5. Grudzinski, Spojnia8.4 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce8.3 
 7. Mielczarek, GKS T.8.0 
 8. Lichodziejew., ISS S.8.0 
 9. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.7.9 
 10. Andrzejewski, Asec.P.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Rafal WOJCICKI
  SKK Siedlce
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Wojcicki, SKK S.6.3 
 2. Stoklosa, Spojnia6.0 
 3. Zytko, ISS Sportino5.0 
 4. Wilczek, Tempcold.4.9 
 5. Jakobczyk, Gornik4.9 
 6. Pacocha, AZS S.4.8 
 7. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.3 
 8. Kardas, Rosasport4.1 
 9. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.0 
 10. Sikora, Start Lublin3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Przemyslaw SZYMANSKI
  Znicz Basket
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Szymanski, Znicz B.3.6 
 2. Klima, Sokol Lancut3.5 
 3. Ustarbowski, Gor.3.4 
 4. Wojcicki, SKK S.3.4 
 5. Michalak, Polonia .2.9 
 6. Wilczek, Tempcold.2.8 
 7. Nowakowski, Tempco.2.4 
 8. Zytko, ISS Sportino2.4 
 9. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.2.3 
 10. Sikora, Start Lublin2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LISEWSKI
  MMKS DG
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.4 
 2. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.8 
 3. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.5 
 4. Salamonik, LKS L.1.4 
 5. Klima, Sokol Lancut1.4 
 6. Glabas, Polonia 20111.3 
 7. Sudowski, AZS S.1.3 
 8. Nikiel, Rosasport1.1 
 9. Laydych, Astoria1.0 
 10. Kulikowski, Spojnia1.0 


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Asseco Prokom
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Brown, Asseco P.24.7 
 2. Scott, SKK Kotwica20.0 
 3. Hinson, Polonia Azbud18.0 
 4. Pluta, Anwil17.8 
 5. Burgess, Zastal17.2 
 6. Jovanovic, Anwil17.0 
 7. Frazier, AZS K.16.8 
 8. Miller, PBG Basket16.6 
 9. Bennerman, Energa C.16.6 
 10. Goffney, Siarka16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Harris, SKK K.12.6 
 2. Burgess, Zastal10.8 
 3. NaNa, Polonia Azbud9.6 
 4. Taylor, Siarka9.0 
 5. Truscott, Siarka8.2 
 6. Wysocki, PGE Turow8.0 
 7. Stefanski, Trefl S.7.2 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot7.0 
 9. Miller, Anwil7.0 
 10. Zigeranovic, PGE T.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  PGE Turow
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Thomas, PGE Turow5.8 
 2. Milicic, AZS K.5.5 
 3. Blassingame, Energa C.5.4 
 4. Brown, Asseco P.4.7 
 5. Vaughn, Polpharma4.6 
 6. Nowakowski, Poloni.4.4 
 7. Thompson, Anwil4.4 
 8. Hodge, Zastal4.0 
 9. Skibniewski, Polph.4.0 
 10. Pringle, Siarka3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Asseco Prokom
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ewing, Asseco P.5.0 
 2. Hodge, Zastal2.6 
 3. Wichniarz, Poloni.2.4 
 4. Bialek, Energa Czarni2.2 
 5. Blassingame, Energa C.2.2 
 6. Chanas, Polpharma2.0 
 7. Brown, Asseco P.2.0 
 8. Hinson, Polonia Azbud1.8 
 9. Thomas, Anwil1.7 
 10. Vaughn, Polpharma1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LAPETA
  Asseco Prokom
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lapeta, Asseco P.2.7 
 2. Easley, Polonia Azbud2.2 
 3. Ljubotina, Trefl S.2.0 
 4. Burgess, Zastal1.4 
 5. Hicks, Anwil1.4 
 6. Goffney, Siarka1.2 
 7. Jagla, Asseco P.1.0 
 8. Juniak, Siarka1.0 
 9. Burrell, Asseco P.1.0 
 10. Harris, SKK K.1.0 


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  PORTUGAL   


Pedroso number one in Portuguese Proliga for round 1 - by Eurobasket News
Guard Nuno Pedroso (187-G-79) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Barcelos Hotel Terco, receiving a Eurobasket.com Proliga Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's worst team Seixal (#11, 0-1) with 30-point margin 89-59. It allowed Barcelos to consolidate first place in the Portuguese Proliga. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Barcelos won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Pedroso had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Barcelos' top player in his first season with the team. Nuno Pedroso has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.0ppg), rebounds (7th best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 60.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was young Nuno Oliveira (186-G-89) of CD Povoa/MonteAdriano. Oliveira had a very good evening with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Povoa to another comfortable win 72-57 over Alges (0-1) being unquestionably team leader. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Oliveira is a newcomer at Povoa, but is already the team's top player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.0ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 5.0rpg and 4.0apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Aylton Medeiros (194-F-88) of league's second-best Electrico FC. Medeiros scored 16 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Electrico FC, leading his team to a 78-63 easy win against Terceira Basket (#12, 0-1). Electrico FC has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Medeiros also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Medeiros as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eugenio Silva (190-G-90) of Terceira Basket - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Anthony jr. Oha (198-F-83) of Povoa - 11 points and 15 rebounds
6. Tiago Brito (180-G-85) of Electrico FC - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jorge Afonso (192-G/F-79) of Electrico FC - 20 points and 4 rebounds
8. Andre Clerigo (200-F-90) of Seixal - 18 points and 6 rebounds
9. Eduardo Santos (196-F-82) of Alges - 17 points and 6 rebounds
10. Joao Diamantino (201-F-85) of Maia Basket - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists


Rob Hines in Penafiel - by Bruno Baltazar
Penafiel just signed Robert Hines (196-F-87, college: St.Francis, NY) ,american 6'5 forward,he is 23 years old and returns to the portuguese league.
He did his college for St Francis with tremendous averages,in 08/09 he moved to Angra Basket and in 17 games he averaged 31 points per game,in January 2009 he went to LEB Silver and averaged 15 points per game ,he didnt played last season and now this season he will try to help Penafiel in this new challenge.Fast undersized player likes to hustle and power to score points.


Nate Bowie in Terceira Basket - by Bruno Baltazar
Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) is the new Terceira Basket player.
He is a american guard ,24 years old, he is left handed,good scorer,he played in college for Cen. Arkansas and in his last season in 07/08 he was the conference scoring leader with (17.5ppg), 3.5rpg, 3.5apg, 1.9spg and good percentages of FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 33.5%, FT: 77.3%.
In more previous years he had experiences in the IBL ,Marroco,,Slovenia and Spain,in March this year he signed in the IBL and averaged 8 (23.8ppg), 4.7rpg, AssistsIBL-6 (6.6apg).
He will replace for now Cavel Witter (183-G-87, college: Creighton) since Cavel was their guard but he got injured and he will be a few months without competing...
Terceira will try to improve this season and battle for a good spot in Proliga.



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A Trojan in Mures! - by Tamas Deri
American guard, Dwight Lewis (196-G-87, agency: Impact Basketball) arrived yesterday to Targu Mures, where he might play for coach Deri's team for the rest of the season. The team started the season very well, but lost two games in the last couple of rounds, so the coaching staff and the management decided to get one more import player on the roster.
Dwight Lewis, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound senior guard, is an explosive scorer with a good mid-range game and the ability to defend on the perimeter. He just graduated on the University South Carolina this summer, where he was the best player as a senior averaging 13.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game! During his sophomore and junior seasons he played together with NBA-star O.J. Mayo and international point guard Daniel Hackett. In July he attended the NBA Summer League where he played 5 games with the Houston Rockets averaging 4.6 points in only 11.2 minutes per game. His best game was against the Phoenix Suns when ha scored 10 points in 13 minutes. In September he got on the roster of the Portland Trailblazers and only cut at the beggining of the regular season.


Mladenovic's a double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old power forward Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team BC Mures Targu-Mures and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Miercurea C. (#15, 1-8) with 16-point margin 97-81. It allowed Mures to consolidate first place in the Romanian league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Mures has a very solid 7-2 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Mladenovic turned to be Mures' top player in his first season with the team. Mladenovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 17.4ppg) and averages solid 1.8bpg and 59.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jason Forte (196-F-81). He is American forward in his first season at Mures. In the last game Forte recorded impressive 19 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course together with Mladenovic he helped Mures with another comfortable win 97-81 over the lower-ranked Miercurea C. (#15, 1-8) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Mures still keep league's top spot. His team has currently 7-2 record. Forte is a newcomer at Mures and quickly became the team's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Earl Brown (186-G-78) of CSU Sibiu (#10). Brown scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of CSU Sibiu, leading his team to a 98-66 easy win against Brasov (#16, 0-9). CSU Sibiu needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Brown has a very solid season. In 8 games in Romania he scored 13.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Deven Mitchell (196-F-84) of Gaz Metan - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Chris Rodgers (193-G-84) of CSS BC Miercurea Ciuc - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Donte Gennie (185-G-83) of Pitesti - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dan Waterstradt (208-C-86) of CSM Bucur. - 22 points and 5 rebounds
8. Andelko Mandic (198-F-76) of Oradea - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Kyndall Dykes (191-F-87) of U.Mobitel.CN - 23 points and 5 assists
10. Zoran Krstanovic (205-C-82) of U.Mobitel.CN - 23 points and 7 rebounds


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Domercant number one in Russia for round 4 - by Eurobasket News
American-Bosnia and Herzegovina guard Henry Domercant (192-G-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Spartak St.Petersburg, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Khimky (#4, 2-1) 86-80. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Spartak SP maintains the 3rd position in Russian PBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Spartak SP will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Domercant had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Spartak SP's top player in his first season with the team. Former Eastern Illinois University star has very solid stats this year. Domercant is in league's top in points (3rd best: 18.3ppg) and averages impressive 53.3% FGP and 81.8% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 35-year old American forward Kelly McCarty (201-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman) of Unics Kazan. McCarty had a very good evening with 18 points and 8 rebounds. It was enough for Unics to edge N.Novgorod (#10, 0-3) 77-75. Unics' 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. McCarty is a newcomer at Unics, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was international center Andrey Vorontsevich (204-C-87) of league's top team CSKA Moscow. Vorontsevich scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of CSKA, leading his team to a 76-61 easy win against the lower-ranked Triumph (#7, 1-2). CSKA started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Vorontsevich turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Vorontsevich has a great season in Russia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcus Williams (191-G-85) of Enisey - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jermareo Davidson (208-F-84) of Krasnie Krilya - 11 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Michael Wilkinson (204-F-81) of Lokomotiv - 18 points and 7 rebounds
7. Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87) of CSKA - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Trajan Langdon (192-G-76) of CSKA - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83) of Triumph - 18 points and 4 rebounds
10. Ivan Paunic (194-G-87) of N.Novgorod - 13 points and 11 rebounds


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Unics
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Popovic, Unics19.8 
 2. Langford, Khimky18.7 
 3. Domercant, Spart.18.3 
 4. Lampe, Unics18.3 
 5. Gordon, CSKA16.7 
 6. Williams, Enisey16.5 
 7. Anderson, Triumph15.3 
 8. Labovic, Enisey14.8 
 9. Vyaltsev, Triumph14.3 
 10. Baxter, Enisey13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Khimky
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Monya, Khimky9.3 
 2. Massey, Lokomotiv9.0 
 3. Trushkin, Triumph8.3 
 4. Lampe, Unics7.8 
 5. Akindele, N.Nov.7.5 
 6. Zhukanenko, Dynamo7.5 
 7. Paunic, N.Novgorod7.0 
 8. Vorontsevich, CSKA7.0 
 9. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv7.0 
 10. McCarty, Unics6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Anton PONKRASHOV
  Spartak SP
  (200-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ponkrashov, Spart.6.3 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .6.0 
 3. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 4. Williams, Enisey4.3 
 5. Aleksic, N.Novgorod4.0 
 6. Jeretin, Lokomotiv3.8 
 7. Shved, CSKA3.7 
 8. Khvostov, Dynamo3.5 
 9. Rush, Krasnie Krilya3.5 
 10. Planinic, Khimky3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Roman LEVTER
  Triumph
  (209-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Levter, Triumph2.5 
 2. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv2.0 
 3. Jeretin, Lokomotiv2.0 
 4. Labovic, Enisey1.8 
 5. Thompson, Spart.1.8 
 6. Kulagin, N.Novgorod1.7 
 7. Pashutin, Unics1.5 
 8. Williams, Enisey1.3 
 9. Paunic, N.Novgorod1.3 
 10. Nesterov, Krasni.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Benjamin EZE
  Khimky
  (207-C/F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Eze, Khimky1.7 
 2. Vranes, Unics1.5 
 3. Likhodey, Triumph1.3 
 4. Monya, Khimky1.3 
 5. Davidson, Krasni.1.3 
 6. Gordon, CSKA1.0 
 7. Marjanovic, CSKA1.0 
 8. Vorontsevich, CSKA1.0 
 9. Zhukanenko, Dynamo1.0 
 10. Ponkrashov, Spart.1.0 


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


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Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Bjelica, Viva Basket26.2 
 2. Svilar, Smederevo22.2 
 3. Samailovic, Student21.6 
 4. Dukanac, Mladost .21.4 
 5. Blagojevic, KG 0620.5 
 6. Koprivica, Radnicki.19.4 
 7. Markovic, Sindjeli.19.3 
 8. Stanisavljev., Jagod.19.2 
 9. Gladanac, Jagodina18.5 
 10. Gujanicic, Mlados.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar VULETIC
  Viva Basket
  (203-F/C-)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vuletic, Viva Basket10.8 
 2. Gujanicic, Mlados.10.3 
 3. Koprivica, Radnicki.10.2 
 4. Knezevic, Vojvodina9.3 
 5. Ivosev, Vojvodina8.3 
 6. Gugleta, Zeleznicar7.3 
 7. Trailovic, Sindje.7.0 
 8. Karahodzic, Spartak7.0 
 9. Zivanovic, Smede.6.8 
 10. Despotovic, KG 066.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bjelica, Viva Basket7.0 
 2. Mijovic, Radnicki.5.8 
 3. Boltic, Radnicki BG4.6 
 4. Karic, Radnicki BG4.6 
 5. Svilar, Smederevo4.4 
 6. Kurcubic, Viva B.4.4 
 7. Kuntic, Spartak4.0 
 8. Simic, Radnicki OB4.0 
 9. Cvetkovic, Sindje.3.8 
 10. Dinic, Spartak3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ognjen NISAVIC
  Jagodina
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nisavic, Jagodina3.5 
 2. Zivanovic, Smede.3.0 
 3. Tomasevic, Vojvo.2.8 
 4. Kuntic, Spartak2.8 
 5. Svilar, Smederevo2.4 
 6. Radic, Spartak2.4 
 7. Petrovic, Viva B.2.3 
 8. Mijovic, Radnicki.2.3 
 9. Stojacic, KG 062.2 
 10. Karic, Radnicki BG2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Slobodan GUGLETA
  Zeleznicar
  (--83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gugleta, Zeleznicar2.5 
 2. Mirkovic, KG 061.3 
 3. Cvijic, Viva Basket1.0 
 4. Ivosev, Vojvodina1.0 
 5. Kovac, Zeleznicar1.0 
 6. Karahodzic, Spartak1.0 
 7. Markovic, Sindjeli.1.0 
 8. Knezevic, Vojvodina1.0 
 9. Savic, Student0.8 
 10. Blagojevic, KG 060.8 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Milan JANJUSEVIC
  Crnokosa
  (197-F-83)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Janjusevic, Crnok.19.8 
 2. Koprivica, Super.19.2 
 3. Micevic, Sloboda .18.8 
 4. Kruscic, Metalac18.8 
 5. Dramicanin, Mega V.18.7 
 6. Subotic, Beograd18.3 
 7. Bunic, Novi Sad17.8 
 8. Milisavljevi., Mega V.17.7 
 9. Sulovic, Napredak17.3 
 10. Bogavac, Sloga17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milan BJEGOVIC
  USK Praha
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bjegovic, Superfund9.0 
 2. Buric, Tamis8.7 
 3. Markovic, FMP8.5 
 4. Tomasevic, Vojvo.8.3 
 5. Dedijer, Borac8.3 
 6. Matovic, Mega V.7.7 
 7. Misanovic, Beograd7.0 
 8. Marjanovic, Vojvo.6.6 
 9. Spica, Superfund6.5 
 10. Sulovic, Napredak6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vuk RADIVOJEVIC
  FMP
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Radivojevic, FMP6.8 
 2. Zarkovic, Prolet.5.8 
 3. Milisavljevi., Mega V.5.3 
 4. Vlahovic, Sloga5.2 
 5. Covic, FMP4.7 
 6. Mitrovic, Beograd4.7 
 7. Djoric, Superfund4.3 
 8. Ljubicic, Metalac4.2 
 9. Radulovic, Crnokosa4.2 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milos MARJANOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Marjanovic, Vojvo.2.4 
 2. Tresac, Borac2.3 
 3. Vulin, Prolet.2.0 
 4. Kuzeta, Novi Sad2.0 
 5. Majkic, Prolet.2.0 
 6. Bunic, Novi Sad2.0 
 7. Janjusevic, Crnok.2.0 
 8. Vujosevic, Novi Sad1.8 
 9. Ljubicic, Metalac1.8 
 10. Bozovic, Sloga1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan BJEGOVIC
  USK Praha
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Bjegovic, Superfund1.7 
 2. Majkic, Prolet.1.5 
 3. Kovacevic, Super.1.3 
 4. Marjanovic, Vojvo.1.2 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac1.2 
 6. Arsic, Sloboda Uzice1.0 
 7. Bozovic, Sloga1.0 
 8. Ilic, FMP1.0 
 9. Milovanovic, FMP1.0 
 10. Buric, Tamis0.8 


Nikola Markovic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian A League - by Eurobasket News
Talented Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader FMP Zeleznik Beograd and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 21-year old power forward had a double-double of 21 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team crushed Proleter Naftagas (#12, 2-4) with 19-point margin 90-71. It allowed FMP to consolidate first place in the Serbian A League. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but FMP already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Markovic had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be FMP's top player in his first season with the team. Markovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 74.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old power forward Goran Ignjatovic (204-F/C-83) of KK Crnokosa Kosjeric. Ignjatovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Crnokosa to another comfortable win 91-78 over Superfund (#14, 0-6) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Crnokosa managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Ignjatovic is a newcomer at Crnokosa and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was Djordje Tresac (192-G/F-87) of KK Borac Cacak (#7). Tresac scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Borac, leading his team to a 60-58 win against the lower-ranked Vojvodina (#13, 2-4). Borac needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Tresac has a very solid season. In 6 games in Serbia he scored 13.7ppg. He also has 4.3rpg and 2.3spg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dragan Mitrovic (198-F-85) of Beograd - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76) of Mega Vizura - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Milan Janjusevic (197-F-83) of Crnokosa - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Zoran Majkic (207-C-78) of Proleter Naftagas - 15 points and 7 rebounds
8. Slobodan Pejovic (192-G-86) of Napredak - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Nikola Koprivica (200-F-88) of Superfund - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-G-90) of Sloga - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists


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Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Svit
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. McCoy, Svit25.1 
 2. Booker, Prievidza24.4 
 3. Carter, Vahostav.23.5 
 4. Burrows, Komarno23.3 
 5. Sapp, Pezinok21.1 
 6. Moore, Nitra19.2 
 7. Delic, Handlova19.1 
 8. Johnson, Nova Ves18.6 
 9. Tomek, Nitra18.5 
 10. Bosak, Nitra18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Branislav TOMEK
  Nitra
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Tomek, Nitra11.2 
 2. Erwin, Nitra10.0 
 3. Carter, Vahostav.9.8 
 4. Jackson, Komarno9.0 
 5. Velcic, B.Bystrica8.6 
 6. Gavran, Inter B.8.5 
 7. Johnson, Nova Ves8.2 
 8. Micuda, Pezinok7.9 
 9. Delic, Handlova7.9 
 10. Burrows, Komarno7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Moore, Nitra8.2 
 2. Booker, Prievidza7.6 
 3. Jones, Komarno5.8 
 4. Jefferson, Nova Ves5.6 
 5. Milosevic, Pezinok4.8 
 6. Kostomaj, Levice4.8 
 7. Micka, Svit4.5 
 8. Wheeler, Inter B.4.3 
 9. Sapp, Pezinok3.8 
 10. Zavodny, Vahost.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Moore, Nitra3.1 
 2. Carter, Vahostav.3.0 
 3. Jones, Komarno2.7 
 4. McCoy, Svit2.2 
 5. Kucsa, Inter B.2.1 
 6. Seman, Levice2.0 
 7. Montgomery, Nitra2.0 
 8. Gavlak, Handlova2.0 
 9. Jackson, Komarno1.9 
 10. Sapp, Pezinok1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Prievidza
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Williams, Prievidza3.3 
 2. Micuda, Pezinok2.5 
 3. Batka, Nova Ves1.6 
 4. Golian, Handlova1.2 
 5. Hallett, Prievidza1.1 
 6. Jackson, Komarno1.1 
 7. Gavran, Inter B.1.0 
 8. Wolfinger, Levice1.0 
 9. Burrows, Komarno1.0 
 10. Vojtek, Levice0.8 


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Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Boban TOMIC
  Rogaska
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 28
 1. Tomic, Rogaska28.0 
 2. Primc, Radovljica26.0 
 3. Tusek, Hrastnik25.0 
 4. Husic, Kraski Zidar24.5 
 5. Jotic, Rogaska23.0 
 6. Pusic, Litija21.0 
 7. Ivanovic, Radovljica21.0 
 8. Goropevsek, Litija20.0 
 9. Kosec, Sencur CP K.20.0 
 10. Bratina, Primorac.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davor BAROVIC
  Primorac Br.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 16
 1. Barovic, Primorac.16.0 
 2. Hocevar, Triglav .13.0 
 3. Sivka, Konjice11.0 
 4. Ivanovic, Radovljica10.5 
 5. Marcetic, Nova G.10.0 
 6. Kosec, Sencur CP K.10.0 
 7. Horvat, Sencur C.9.0 
 8. Podobnik, Medvode9.0 
 9. Husic, Kraski Zidar8.0 
 10. Miklus, Primorac Br.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Boban TOMIC
  Rogaska
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Tomic, Rogaska9.0 
 2. Milasinovic, Sencur C.7.0 
 3. Ovnik, Hrastnik6.0 
 4. Ucman, Radovljica5.5 
 5. Cilgic, Medvode5.0 
 6. Tratnik, Primorac.5.0 
 7. Percel, Hrastnik4.0 
 8. Perko, Splosna .4.0 
 9. Buncic, Sencur C.4.0 
 10. Pirija, Radovljica3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jereb, Konjice5.0 
 2. Jotic, Rogaska5.0 
 3. Tomic, Rogaska4.0 
 4. Plavcak, Rogaska4.0 
 5. Petrovic, Nova G.3.0 
 6. Cilgic, Medvode3.0 
 7. Uranic, Triglav Kranj3.0 
 8. Milasinovic, Sencur C.3.0 
 9. Ucman, Radovljica2.5 
 10. Smajlovic, Rogaska2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rok JAKOBCIC
  Triglav Kranj
  (194-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jakobcic, Triglav .2.0 
 2. Barovic, Primorac.2.0 
 3. Smajlovic, Rogaska1.0 
 4. Hren, Litija1.0 
 5. Marolt, Litija1.0 
 6. Husic, Kraski Zidar1.0 
 7. Gajsek, Primorac.1.0 
 8. Brcina, Hrastnik1.0 
 9. Podobnik, Medvode1.0 
 10. Jereb, Konjice1.0 


1B: Round 7 review - by Eurobasket News
Konjice - Kraski Zidar 60-70
Kraski Zidar celebrated 60-70 road win against Konjice improving to 5-2 record in the Slovenian second division (1B). Mirnes Husic (203-F-85) was the leading player in victory with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Aljosa Gacnik (194-F/G-83) replied with 16 points for Konjice, who dropped to 1-6.

Triglav Kranj - Medvode 52-66
Medvode cruised past Triglav Kranj on the road for 4-3 record in 1B. Matic Cilgic (184-G-84) shined for the winners with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The hosts had Luka Hocevar (204-C-82, college: Va Intermont) with double-double of 10 points and 13 rebs.

Hrastnik - Sencur CP K. 68-78
Stefan Kosec (195-F/C-83) was the leading player in Sencur with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He paced his squad to sixth victory of the season (6-1, same as Litija and Rogaska). Tadej Tusek (194-F-80, agency: World Sport Agency) collected 25 points and 7 res in defeat.

Rogaska - Radovljica 94-78
Rogaska was too strong for Radovljica registering sixth victory of the season. They currently share the first place with Litija and Sencur, 6-1. Boban Tomic (190-G-88) top-scored in victory with 28 points (6 rebs, 9 as). Uros Ivanovic (204-F/C-74) shined for the guests with 27 points and 13 rebs.

Primorac Br. - Litija 71-79
Almost perfect 6-1 for Litija (No.1) and 2-5 for Primorac Branik Maribor after this game. Dragan Pusic (193-G-84) came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Matej Bratina (189-G-89) replied with 19 pts in defeat.

Nova Gorica - Splosna plovba 75-76
Thriller win for Splosna plovba, who joined Kraski Zidar with 5-2 record. Rok Perko (179-G-87) and Adin Kavgic (193-F/C-87) scored 14 points each for the guests. Nova Gorica (2-5) got 18 points from Ljubisa Markovic (205-C-91).


Tomic number one in Slovenian 1B for round 7 - by Eurobasket News
Guard Boban Tomic (190-G-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Terme Rogaska, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1B Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, six rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Radovljica (#9, 3-4) with 16-point margin 94-78. Rogaska has almost perfect 6-1 record in the league 1B. In the team's last game Tomic had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be one of the Rogaska's top players in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 36-year old Serbian Uros Ivanovic (204-F/C-74) of Avantgard Radovljica. Ivanovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Radovljica lost that game 78-94 to the higher-ranked Rogaska (#2, 6-1). Radovljica managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Ivanovic is one of the most experienced players at Radovljica and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Terme Rogaska's star - guard Zeljko Jotic (185-G-89). Jotic scored 23 points. He was another key player of Rogaska, helping his team with a 94-78 easy win against the lower-ranked Radovljica (#9, 3-4).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tadej Tusek (194-F-80) of Hrastnik - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Matic Cilgic (184-G-84) of Medvode - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Stefan Kosec (195-F/C-83) of Sencur CP K. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Luka Hocevar (204-C-82) of Triglav Kranj - 10 points and 13 rebounds
8. Tomaz Jereb (192-G-91) of Konjice - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Marko Marcetic (186-G-79) of Nova Gorica - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Goran Kuburic (190-G-79) of Nova Gorica - 16 points and 3 rebounds


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


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  SPAIN   


Spanish EBA round 8 best performance: Shalawn Miller - by Mariano Galindo
Shalawn Miller (204-C/F-74, college: Mass.-Lowell) had a fantastic weekend in the last round for Gandia Basket. The 36 years-old power forward scored 25 points, grabbed 9 boards, gave 2 assists to get 38 index rating in his team's victory versus Lliria, in the Group E. Moreover, Tomas Ramon (203-C/F-84), from Fidalgo Vecino, scored the last shot in the extra time to give the victory to his team against Estela (75-73). Therefore Group D had its first round last saturday.

Spanish LEB Gold round 7 best performance: Alhaji Mohammed - by Eurobasket News
Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for CE CIP Lleida Basquetbol, receiving a Eurobasket.com LEB Gold Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (16 points, nine rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Palencia (#18, 1-6) 82-74. Lleida maintains the 7th position in Spanish LEB Gold. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lleida will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. Mohammed turned to be Lleida's top player in his first season with the team. Alhaji Mohammed averages this season 14.4ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old American Stevie Johnson (198-F-78) of CB Lobe Huesca. Johnson had a very good evening with 23 points and 7 rebounds. It was enough for Huesca to edge the higher-ranked Alcazar (2-5) 71-70. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Huesca keeps 15th position. 5 lost games is too many comparing to just two victory Huesca managed to get this year. Johnson is well-known at Huesca and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was another CB Lobe Huesca's star - guard Xavi Ventura (192-G-81). Ventura scored 23 points. He was another key player of Huesca, helping his team with a 71-70 win against the higher-ranked Alcazar (2-5). Huesca can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ventura he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ventura has a very solid season. In 6 games in Spain he scored 12.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joao Gomes (199-F-85) of Breogan - 20 points and 7 rebounds
5. Ryan Humphrey (203-F-79) of Caceres - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Micah Downs (203-G-86) of Burgos - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Roland Clark (196-G-81) of Palencia - 11 points and 5 rebounds
8. Jesus Castro (190-G-83) of Burgos - 21 points and 5 rebounds
9. Carles Bravo (192-F/G-79) of Palencia - 14 points and 9 rebounds
10. Jason Detrick (198-G-80) of Melilla - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists


Spanish ACB round 6 best performance: Pete Mickeal - by Eurobasket News
American forward Pete Mickeal (199-F-78) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Regal FC Barcelona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, six rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Cajasol (#13, 2-4) 75-67. Regal Barca maintains the 2nd position in Spanish ACB. They are still close to the very top. Regal Barca would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Mickeal had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Regal Barca and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former University of Cincinnati star has very solid stats this year. Mickeal is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.7ppg) and averages impressive 64.0% FGP and 53.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Italian Federico Van Lacke (191-G-80) of Blancos de Rueda Valladolid. Van Lacke had a very good evening with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he lead Valladolid to another comfortable win 91-72 over the higher-ranked DKV Joventut (4-2) being unquestionably team leader. Despite this victory Valladolid slide down in the standings to 9th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Van Lacke is one of the most experienced players at Valladolid and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player.

Third on the list of top players last round was international swingman Fernando San Emeterio (198-G/F-84) of league's top team Caja Laboral Vitoria. San Emeterio showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Caja Laboral, leading his team to a 81-67 easy win against the lower-ranked Valencia (#17, 1-5). Caja Laboral confirms their top position in the standings San Emeterio has a very solid season. In 6 games in Spain he scored 13.8ppg. He also has 5.7rpg and FGP: 70.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Will McDonald (206-C-79) of DKV Joventut - 18 points and 8 rebounds
5. Jakim Donaldson (204-C/F-83) of Menorca - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) of Fuenlabrada - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83) of Valencia - 19 points and 6 rebounds
8. Rafael Hettsheimeir (206-C-86) of CAI Zaragoza - 18 points and 7 rebounds
9. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85) of Valladolid - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85) of Caja Laboral - 14 points and 6 rebounds


Unicaja loses McIntyre for 3 to 6 weeks - by Eurobasket News
A rough start to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season got rougher for Unicaja with the announcement Monday that point guard Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson), a two-time All-Euroleague selection, will be out of action at least three weeks with a foot injury. McIntyre was averaging 7.7 points and 4 assists in 26 minutes per game for Unicaja, which has a 1-2 record in regular season Group B. McIntyre, who had been aggravated by plantar fasciaitis for some of the season so far, reinjured his foot in a Spanish League victory on Sunday. Team doctors on Monday said that recuperation from the injury could take anywhere from three to six weeks. McIntyre was the major addition made by Unicaja in the offseason. He had previously played four Euroleague seasons for Montepaschi Siena, reaching the Final Four in 2008. McIntyre was named to the All-Euroleague First Team in both that season and the following one. One of his backups at Unicaja, Panchi Barrera, recently returned from injury, too. In its next Euroleague game, Unicaja hosts Virtus Roma on Wednesday.

Courtesy of Euroleague


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Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Norrkoping 7-1 
 2. Sodertalje 6-1 
 3. LF Basket 6-2 
 4. Sundsvall 4-3 
 5. Uppsala 4-3 
 6. Solna 3-3 
 7. 08 3-5 
 8. Boras 2-5 
 9. Jamtland 1-6 
 10. Eco Orebro 0-7 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Logi GUNNARSSON
  Solna
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Gunnarsson, Solna21.7 
 2. Rush, Sundsvall21.6 
 3. Smith, Sodertalje20.4 
 4. Levett, LF Basket19.4 
 5. Klaric, Jamtland18.9 
 6. McCoy, Boras18.9 
 7. Ryan, Boras18.7 
 8. Palm, Boras17.9 
 9. Blom, 0817.1 
 10. Sigurdarson, Sunds.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.13.8 
 2. Kosmalski, Solna9.8 
 3. Palm, Boras8.4 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.3 
 5. Galick, Sodertalje8.0 
 6. Jonzen, Uppsala7.5 
 7. Kohlmaier, Uppsala7.1 
 8. Salaam, Jamtland6.9 
 9. Rush, Sundsvall6.9 
 10. Klaric, Jamtland6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket7.0 
 2. Beck, 085.8 
 3. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.4 
 4. Frier, Uppsala5.1 
 5. Smith, Sodertalje5.0 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje5.0 
 7. Ilunga, Solna4.8 
 8. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.5 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.3 
 10. Pierre, Sundsvall4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. Smith, Sodertalje5.0 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket3.3 
 3. Rush, Sundsvall3.0 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland2.3 
 5. Persson, Solna2.2 
 6. Callier, Jamtland2.0 
 7. Frier, Uppsala2.0 
 8. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.8 
 9. Ryan, Boras1.8 
 10. McCoy, Boras1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Palm, Boras2.0 
 2. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.9 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 4. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.9 
 5. Saks, Norrkoping1.2 
 6. Levett, LF Basket1.1 
 7. Cipriano, Eco O.1.1 
 8. Salaam, Jamtland1.1 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping1.0 
 10. Rush, Sundsvall0.9 


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  SWITZERLAND   


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Glover, Boncourt25.9 
 2. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.23.0 
 3. Bomayoko, Zurich W.23.0 
 4. Abukar, Lugano T.22.0 
 5. Popovich, SAV V.21.3 
 6. Brown, Starwings21.3 
 7. Smith, Fribourg20.3 
 8. Martin, BBC Nyon19.9 
 9. Gugino, Boncourt18.3 
 10. Polyblank, Geneve L.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon14.3 
 2. Thompson, Starw.9.8 
 3. Smith, Fribourg9.3 
 4. Ofoegbu, SAM M.9.3 
 5. Yates, Starwings9.3 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt9.1 
 7. Dos Santos, Bonco.8.7 
 8. Dacevic, SAV V.8.3 
 9. Mihajlovic, SAV V.8.1 
 10. Johnson, SAM M.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  SAV Vacallo
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gibson, SAV Vacallo9.3 
 2. Glover, Boncourt5.9 
 3. Draughan, Lugano T.5.1 
 4. Ross, Geneve Lions5.0 
 5. Louissaint, Month.5.0 
 6. Brown, Starwings4.9 
 7. Esterkamp, Fribo.4.4 
 8. Hollins, Starwings4.3 
 9. Lee, Geneve Lions4.0 
 10. Polyblank, Geneve L.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Glover, Boncourt4.7 
 2. Angley, Lugano T.3.8 
 3. Gibson, SAV Vacallo3.7 
 4. Gugino, Boncourt3.1 
 5. Louissaint, Month.3.1 
 6. Draughan, Lugano T.2.9 
 7. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.2.7 
 8. Sharper, Monthey2.6 
 9. Efevberha, Lugano T.2.5 
 10. Dos Santos, Bonco.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon2.9 
 2. Toure, Geneve Lions2.7 
 3. Lukic, Zurich W.1.7 
 4. Vogt, Fribourg1.4 
 5. Sloan, Geneve Lions1.4 
 6. Thompson, Starw.1.2 
 7. Sanders, Lugano T.1.2 
 8. Gugino, Boncourt1.1 
 9. Moris, Monthey1.1 
 10. Mafuta, Monthey1.0 


Kevyn Popovich gets MVP of the Week award for Swiss LNA - by Eurobasket News
American Kevyn Popovich (196-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for SAV Vacallo Basket and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 25-year old forward had the game-high 44 points adding two rebounds and three assists for SAV Vacallo in his team's victory, helping them to crush Monthey (4-3) with 22-point margin 93-71. SAV Vacallo maintains the 5th position in Swiss LNA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. SAV Vacallo will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. In the team's last game Popovich had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range and got eight three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be SAV Vacallo's top player in his first season with the team. Southeastern Louisiana University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Popovich is in league's top in points (6th best: 21.3ppg) and averages solid 50.8% FGP and 53.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American center Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of BC Boncourt Red Team. Gugino impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Boncourt lost that game 82-93 to the higher-ranked Geneve Lions (#2, 6-1). Boncourt managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Gugino is well-known by Boncourt fans and he already established his position as the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#9). He also registered 9.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Tony Brown (193-G-79) of Starwings Basket Regio Basel (#9). Brown showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Starwings, leading his team to a 86-66 easy win against BBC Nyon (2-5). Starwings can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Brown he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Brown has individually a great season in Switzerland. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.3ppg (5th best) and assists with 4.9apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ronnie Ross (187-G-79) of Geneve Lions - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Showron Glover (180-G-87) of Boncourt - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Ali Farokhmanesh (183-G-88) of SAM Massagno - 24 points and 2 assists
7. Brendon Polyblank (200-G/F-78) of Geneve Lions - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Rickey Gibson (191-G-84) of SAV Vacallo - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Stephane Moris (207-F/C-86) of Monthey - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Martin Mihajlovic (208-C-81) of SAV Vacallo - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists


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Al-Wahda, Al-Wathbah, AL- Jalaa and Al-Karamah reach semis - by Eurobasket News
Al-Wahda, Al-Wathbah, AL- Jalaa and Al-Karamah reach semifinals of the Syrian Basketball Cup 2010\2011. Al-Wathbah became the only team to sweep the series over Al-Horiyah. At first the favorites produced a 84:69 win and then added 93:67 in Game 2. In the Semifinals Al-Wahda will face Al-Wathbah, while AL- Jalaa will play against Al-Karamah. The games are scheduled on November 9th.



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Savio, Jeshi Stars win pre-season ties - by Carlos Pereira
By Brown Msyani
Dar es Salaam. Savio and Jeshi Stars claimed confidence-boosting victories in their Mondays preseason basketball matches at the Don Bosco courts in Dar es Salaam.

Savio, who are the reigning Mainland champions, staged as big rally to defeat ABC 61- 53 in a well-contested game.
Jeshi Starts, who are also the Mainland titleholders, looked impressive and managed to devour the DB Lady Lioness 61-50 at the same venue.
Led by veteran playmaker Haleluya Kavalambi, ABC began the match with on a high note to consolidate a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Savio came into the contest in the second quarter to easily shove off ABCs challenge and seal a 31-28 lead.
Pointers Mohamed Yusuf and Jije Makani were instrumental in Savios supremacy in the second quarter.
The third quarter saw Savio post 10 points while restricting ABC to eight points.
Savio completed the fourth quarter with 20 points, three points more than their opponents did.
Paschal Nsana fired 13 points and Jije Makani added 12 points to lead Savio to a 61-53 victory over ABC.
Ibrahim Mwinyi notched 11 points for ABC.

As Savio edged out ABC, Jeshi Stars played brilliantly to seal a hard earned 61-50 win over DB Lioness.
Lucy Augustino scored 18 points and Faraja Malaki added 12 points to spearhead their team to victory.

DB Lioness relied on their prolific scorer, Jasmin Bablia, but she scored 14 points only that were not enough to help her side win.


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Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. Ezzahra 6-1 
 2. ES Sahel 5-0 
 3. Stade Nabeulien 5-0 
 4. CA Bizerte 4-3 
 5. C Africain 3-3 
 6. JS Manazeh 3-3 
 7. C Tunisair 3-4 
 8. ES Rades 2-4 
 9. JS Kairouan 2-4 
 10. C Cheminots 2-5 
 11. US Monastir 2-5 
 12. EOGK 1-6 


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  TURKEY   


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tolga TEKINALP
  ITU
  (202-F-74)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Tekinalp, ITU22.5 
 2. Gardener, Final G.22.0 
 3. Johnson, Vestel21.0 
 4. Wright, Orman Genc20.0 
 5. Hall, Kepez Bld19.0 
 6. Yikilmaz, Pertevniyal18.3 
 7. Akcay, Beykoz17.7 
 8. Boykin, Gaziantep17.3 
 9. Kan, TED Istanbul16.5 
 10. Amasyali, Kepez Bld16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arthur JOHNSON
  Vestel
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Johnson, Vestel14.5 
 2. Terell, Adanaspor13.7 
 3. Gardener, Final G.12.8 
 4. Morton, Usak10.3 
 5. Boykin, Gaziantep10.3 
 6. Tekinalp, ITU10.0 
 7. Wright, Orman Genc9.0 
 8. Mims, ITU9.0 
 9. Dearman, Hacettep.8.8 
 10. Boswell, Basaksehir8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Soykan YIKILMAZ
  Pertevniyal
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Yikilmaz, Pertevniyal5.8 
 2. Hall, Kepez Bld5.5 
 3. Kan, TED Istanbul5.5 
 4. Kavut, Optimum TED5.5 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.5 
 6. Topcu, Gelisim5.3 
 7. Yener, Orman Genc5.0 
 8. Bayrak, Usak5.0 
 9. Bayraktar, Kepez B.4.7 
 10. Akyol, Gaziantep4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HALL
  Kepez Bld
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hall, Kepez Bld5.0 
 2. Karabulut, Orman G.3.8 
 3. Yonder, Genc Banvit2.8 
 4. Ogut, Genc Telekom2.5 
 5. Erol, Vestel2.5 
 6. Terzioglu, Gelisim2.5 
 7. Koksal, Adanaspor2.3 
 8. Akcay, Beykoz2.3 
 9. Eken, Akhisar Bld2.3 
 10. Surucu, FMV I.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arthur JOHNSON
  Vestel
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.3