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Kyle Hill can join Hemofarm - by Eurobasket News
Kyle Hill (188-G-79, college: E.Illinois) is expected to join Hemofarm soon. The 30-year-old guard started the season in Alicante. He tallied 5.9 points, 1.2 boards and 1.1 assists per game in the LEB Gold. Last season Kyle Hill also spent in Alicante. His stats however were way stronger as the guard notched 12.0 points, 2.4 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per appearance. Kyle Hill used to play in France, Greece, Italy, Croatia and Bosnia.


Stats Leaders - TNA

Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Miller, Bragado21.4 
 2. Leith, Firmat SF17.6 
 3. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 4. Elsener, El Nacional17.4 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.16.3 
 6. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN15.3 
 8. Tomatis, Alma Juniors15.2 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacional15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Belgrano SN
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 3. Leith, Firmat SF8.1 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 5. Espinoza, Argentino7.7 
 6. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 7. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 8. Williams, Club 97.2 
 9. Benjamin, San M.7.2 
 10. Kornegay, A.Ita.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.1 
 2. Gandoy, Belgrano SN3.3 
 3. La Bella, Obera TC2.9 
 4. Palacios, Firmat S.2.7 
 5. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 6. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 7. Forastieri, Club 92.5 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.5 
 9. Perez, El Nacional2.4 
 10. Luchino, San M.2.3 
Steals Per Game
  Alma Juniors
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.2 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional2.2 
 3. Castets, Obera TC2.2 
 4. La Bella, Obera TC2.1 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.2.0 
 6. Fernandez, Alma J.1.9 
 7. Castelli, Independ.T.1.9 
 8. Fabio, Obera TC1.7 
 9. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.7 
 10. Gamboa, Obera TC1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Firmat SF
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Espinoza, Argentino1.4 
 3. Williams, Club 91.4 
 4. Francis, Argentino1.4 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.1.2 
 6. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 8. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 9. Giorgi, Obera TC0.8 
 10. Martina, Club 90.8 

Liga A week recap - by Facundo Iatzky
The game of the week: Atenas 69- Penarol 85
The two best teams of the league faced each other in Cordoba in a game that could decide who will finish first in the regular season. Penarol played at a high level and showed that they are the best team of the moment. A great performance of the whole team, with an outstanding game of Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) and Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78).
The rest of the teams:
Union Sunchales is the team of the moment with 4 straight victories, escaping from the bottom of the standings. On the other hand, Central Entrerriano got their fifth losing straight game and they came back to the last position. Just 8 rouns are ahead for playoffs and the most emotional part has arrived.

performances of the week:
round 22:
Diego Romero (209-C-82, college: Florida St.) 26 pts 7 reb
Ruben Wolkowyski (207-C-73) 18 pts 13 reb
Edward Nelson (203-F-82, college: Connecticut) 20 pts 13 reb
Carlos Schattmann (194-G-87) 23 pts 2 as
Cristian Amicucci (201-F/C-85) 21 pts 9 reb

round 21:
Nicolas Romano (197-F/C-87) 24 pts 10 reb
Scott Cutley (196-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) 30 pts 6 reb
Federico Kammerichs (203-F/C-80) 24 pts 15 reb
Ronald Selleaze (197-F-76, college: CSU Bakersfield) 22 pts 6 reb
Diego Romero (209-C-82, college: Florida St.) 20 pts 10 reb

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

Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
 1. Club 9 6-2 
 2. Argentino 5-2 
 3. San Mart.C. 4-4 
 4. El Nacional 4-4 
 5. San Mart.MJ 4-5 
 6. Ciclista 3-5 
 7. Bragado 2-6 
 1. Obera TC 7-0 
 2. Alma Juniors 4-3 
 3. Belgrano SN 3-4 
 4. A.Italiana 3-4 
 5. Firmat SF 2-5 
 6. Independ.T. 2-5 

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
  La Union
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Jackson, La Union19.2 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.17.5 
 3. Nelson, Quilmes MP17.4 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.6 
 6. Williams, Olimpico.16.6 
 7. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.3 
 8. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.1 
 9. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.0 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Regatas C.
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.2 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.1 
 3. Griffin, Estudiantes7.9 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.9 
 5. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.5 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 7. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.3 
 8. McFarlan, Union S.7.0 
 9. Nelson, Quilmes MP6.9 
 10. Leiva, Penarol6.9 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.8 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.6 
 3. Martinez, Sionista4.2 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.9 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes3.6 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.5 
 7. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.3 
 8. Salles, La Union3.1 
 9. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 10. Figueroa, Atenas2.9 
Steals Per Game
  Olimpico LB
  Avg: 2
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 4. Franco, Estudiantes1.6 
 5. Labaque, Obras1.5 
 6. Victoriano, Lanus1.5 
 7. Marshall, C.Entrer.1.5 
 8. Funes, C.Entrer.1.5 
 9. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.4 
 10. Glover, Olimpico.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Alston, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Kammerichs, Regat.1.4 
 3. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 4. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.0 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 7. Marshall, C.Entrer.0.9 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 9. Williams, Union S.0.8 
 10. Gomez, Quimsa0.8 


Furstenfeld Defeats Kapfenburg in Derby Match-Up - by Lindsey McIntyre
Despite Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Park) 39-point explosion, the Kapfenberg Bulls fell to BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers, 93-82, in Sunday nights Derby match-up in Furstenfeld. Brian Heinle (207-C-78, agency: Court Side, college: Cal.St. Northridge) and Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) led the Panthers with 21 points each.

Kapfenburg was in control after one period of play, ending the first quarter on an 8-2 run to lead 22-17. Furstenfeld, however, was able to regain their composure to put together a 15-3 run, culminating in a 39-33 lead, but Kapfenburg was able to narrow the gap to two, 42-40, by halftime.

The Panthers began the second half with another small run, 7-0 to open up a little breathing room, and soon after, created more separation with a 12-0 run to go up 61-47. It would prove to be a lead that the Bulls could not overcome, despite an 11-0 run of their own in the fourth quarter.

For the Panthers, Youngblood, added six assists and six rebounds to his 21 points. Anthony Shavies (191-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: Missouri St.) posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 assists. Shawn Ray (194-F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.C.Central) added 17 points and five rebounds as well.

Kevin Nelson carried most of the load for Kapfenburg, however, Michael Schachtner (206-F-86, agency: Court Side, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) added 14 points and Heinz Kugerl (211-C-86) pulled down a game-high seven rebounds.



Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Broadus, Suduva21.7 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev21.6 
 3. Davis, Valmiera20.0 
 4. Kleiza, Alytus Alita19.8 
 5. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.19.1 
 6. Tatarunas, Alytus A.18.8 
 7. Sirvydis, Sakalai18.3 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.18.2 
 9. Kelys, Perlas17.6 
 10. Gailius, Siauliai17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis REED
  Tallinna Kalev
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.1 
 2. Kieza, Suduva9.4 
 3. Watson, Zalgiris9.1 
 4. Tatarunas, Alytus A.9.0 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 6. Valanciunas, Perlas8.3 
 7. Cresnar, Valmiera8.2 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock8.1 
 9. Kojenets, Liepaja8.1 
 10. McNaull, Norrkoping7.9 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.7.4 
 2. Broadus, Suduva6.7 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.6 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping6.0 
 5. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.0 
 6. Maceina, Rudupis4.9 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.7 
 8. Alijevas, Nevezis4.6 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.5 
 10. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Avg: 3
 1. Broadus, Suduva3.0 
 2. Vileita, Rudupis2.5 
 3. Covington, Tallin.2.4 
 4. Rannula, Valga Welg2.4 
 5. Gervin, Norrkoping2.3 
 6. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.2.2 
 7. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.2 
 8. Bitinas, Neptunas2.2 
 9. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.0 
 10. Kleiza, Alytus Alita2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.3.1 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas2.3 
 3. Tatarunas, Alytus A.2.1 
 4. Kieza, Suduva1.6 
 5. Davis, Valmiera1.6 
 6. Toome, TTU K.1.6 
 7. Ezerskis, Techasas1.5 
 8. Silinskis, Nevezis1.5 
 9. Rozitis, Zemgale1.4 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.4 


Minsk-2006 is with 32-0 record now - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006 is with 32-0 record now after another two victories over the weekend. Minsk overcame Grodno 73:62 on February 26th trailing 10-15 after the opening quarter. Moreover the guests held 5-points advantage at the halftime after 20-20 in the second period. The hosts managed to produced 18-17 in the third quarter and smashed the opponents with 25-10 in the last stanza. Alexandr Koul (214-C-75, agency: Court Side, college: George Washington) and Jason McCoy (206-F/C-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) top-scored for the winners with 14 points each, while Aliaksei Trostinetskiy (200-F-86) and Uladzimir Charko (200-F/G-74) posted 10 apiece. Bogdanov responded with 20 points for the guests. In another game Minsk celebrated 94:61 victory. The hosts were too good in the first quarter producing 30-18 and kept the score for good until the end. In another clashes of top group OZAA smashed Lokomotiv 100:71 and 105:71 for 24-8 records.
Valentin Voronin meanwhile became the Head Coach of the Ukrainian Khimik. Another Khimik's fiasco (78:84 OT vs MBC Mykolaiv) became the last for Dmytro Bazelevskyi as a head coach of this team. Khimik officially introduced a new head coach. Valentin Voronin has experience in Ukraine as starting from year 2001 he coached MBC Odessa (Ukraine), then Vozko Voznesensk and then Lvovskaya Politekhnika Lvov. In 2008 he became All-Ukrainian Superleague Coach of the Year and last year reached Ukrainian UBL Semifinals.

Standings - Premier League
Premier Standings
Group A
 1. Minsk-2006 32-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 24-8 
 3. Grodno-93 21-11 
 4. Lokomotiv 17-15 
Group B
 1. Sozh Gomel 15-17 
 2. BNTU 10-22 
 3. Vitalyur 6-26 
 4. Temp-OSHVSM 3-29 


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 16-5 
 2. Bree 15-5 
 3. Kangar.-Boom 13-8 
 4. Sint-Jan Ant. 12-9 
 5. De Westhoek 12-10 
 6. Waregem 11-9 
 7. Hasselt 11-10 
 8. Pitzemburg 10-11 
 9. Essor Charleroi 10-11 
 10. Excelsior 8-11 
 11. Zolder 7-12 
 12. Carnieres 7-13 
 13. Nivelles 6-13 
 14. Jupille 4-15 


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Universo/BRB 14-3 
 2. Flamengo 13-4 
 3. Vivo/Franca 12-6 
 4. Pitagoras/Minas 11-6 
 5. Ciser/Joinville 10-6 
 6. Pinheiros/Sky 9-8 
 7. S.Jose/Vinac 9-9 
 8. Amigao/Assis 7-9 
 9. GRSA/Bauru 7-9 
 10. CETAF 7-10 
 11. Palmeiras/Lupo 6-11 
 12. Londrina 5-11 
 13. Paulistano 5-12 
 14. Saldanha 3-14 

Universo/BRB suffer second loss in a row - by Eurobasket News
Universo/BRB slowed down after the All Star Game break. The NBB leaders suffered two consecutive defeats and slipped at 14-3 record. They surrendered against Palmeiras 90:95 on the road in the latest round. Universo/BRB led by three points at the first break but lost the second and third frames to allow Palmeiras run away for good in this one. Luisinho da Silva (181-G-78) produced 20 points to pace Palmeiras. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) and Arnaldinho Filho (187-G-78) added 18 points each in the victory. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) answered with 31 points for Universo/BRB.
Flamengo got within one win from Universo/BRB. The defending champions rallied past visiting Londrina 95:72. Flamengo led from start to finish in this one. Jefferson da Silva (207-C-83) fired 26 points to lead the hosts. Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) contributed 21 points in the win. Guilherme Alves (191-G/F-83) responded with 20 points for Londrina as they fell at 5-11 record.
Vivo/Franca held off Pitagoras/Minas 76:66 behind 26 points from Tony Stockman (186-G-81, college: Ohio St.). Helinho Garcia (186-G-75) provided 19 points in the 12th win for the home team. Pitagoras/Minas suffered the sixth defeat despite 18 points from William Drudi (206-C/F-81).


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Vidabasket 9-1 
 2. Overgas 9-1 
 3. Beroe SZ 7-3 
 4. Sliven 6-4 
 5. Dunav 2007 5-4 
 6. NSA 2-7 
 7. Chavdar 1-9 
 8. Sportist Svoge 0-10 


CBA Round: 28 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Shandong - Xinjiang 79-89
Xinjiang is on the second position with 22-4 record after 89:79 win over Shandong. Gaines Charles (201-F-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: S.Mississippi) stepped up with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Stromile Swift collected 18 points and 20 rebounds for Shandong.

Beijing - Zhejiang G.L. 90-103
The Zhejiang Lions outscored Beijing 103:90 for 21-5 record on the third position. White Rodney (206-F-80, college: Charlotte) collected 24 points and 8 rebounds, whilst Peter John Ramos added 21 points and 17 rebounds. Xie Libin posted 20 for Beijing, while Ernest Brown notched 19 points.

Guandong - TianJin R. 129-109
Guongdong improved to 25-1 record beating Tianjin 129:109. Wang ShiPeng (197-F/G-83) delivered 22 points, while Zhu Fangyu had 17 points. Herve Lamizana nailed 31 points for Tianjin.

Shaanxi - DongGuan 113-126
Dongguan overcame Shaanxi 126:113 as Qiu Biao (200-F-83) exploded with 32 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Cedric Simmons added 25 points and 11 rebounds. Tim Pickett answered with 40 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals for Dongguan.

Liaoning - Qingdao DS 120-101
Liaoning outscored Qingdao 120:101 as Zhang QingPeng (189-G-81) scored 31 points and Han Dejun had 24 points and 7 rebounds.Reggie Okosa responded with 28 points and 10 rebounds for Qingdao.

Bayi - Shanghai 97-101
Shanghai needed overtime to beat Bayi 101:97. Wang Ligang (204-F/C-85) top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Liu Wei added 18 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Wang ZhiZhi had 40 points and 18 rebounds for Bayi.

Fujian - Jiangsu 116-107
Fujian beat Jiangsu 116:107 as Gong SongLin (195-G/F-81) top-scored with 36 points and Chris Porter added 26 points, 13 rebounds and 8 steals. Donnell Harvey had 32 points and 13 rebounds for Jiangsu.

Shanxi Zh. - Jilin 104-114
Jilin rolled over Shanxi Zhongyu 114:104 as Lu Wei (194-G-85) posted 29 points and Leon Rogers had 27 points and 14 rebounds. Stephon Marbury had 25 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for Shanxi and Maurice Taylor posted 29 points.

Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
  Avg: 31.4
 1. Emmett, Shandong31.4 
 2. Gaines, Xinjiang29.4 
 3. Edwards, Shaanxi29.3 
 4. White, Zhejiang.28.8 
 5. Pickett, Shaanxi28.5 
 6. Rodgers, Jilin27.3 
 7. Lucas, Shanghai26.6 
 8. Lamizana, TianJ.26.1 
 9. Mays, Beijing26.0 
 10. Brown, Zhejiang C.25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Collins, Jilin15.4 
 2. Mays, Beijing13.2 
 3. Ramos, Zhejiang.13.1 
 4. Swift, Shandong12.4 
 5. Harvey, Jiangsu12.3 
 6. Oyedeji, Liaoning12.3 
 7. Williams, Zhejiang C.11.3 
 8. Crump, TianJin R.11.2 
 9. Gaines, Xinjiang11.2 
 10. Zhang, DongGuan11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Shanxi Zh.
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Marbury, Shanxi Z.9.9 
 2. Lu, Fujian6.8 
 3. Parker, Guandong5.4 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu5.3 
 5. Liu, Shanghai4.8 
 6. Allen, Xinjiang4.7 
 7. Lucas, Shanghai4.6 
 8. Kelley, DongGuan4.4 
 9. Pickett, Shaanxi4.3 
 10. Zhang, Liaoning4.3 
Steals Per Game
  Qingdao DS
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Williams, Qingd.4.5 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu4.0 
 3. Parker, Guandong3.0 
 4. Marbury, Shanxi Z.2.9 
 5. Pickett, Shaanxi2.5 
 6. Emmett, Shandong2.4 
 7. Allen, Xinjiang2.4 
 8. Wang, Bayi2.4 
 9. Zhong, Jilin2.4 
 10. Lin, Zhejiang G.L.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
  TianJin R.
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Lamizana, TianJ.3.7 
 2. Swift, Shandong3.2 
 3. Collins, Jilin2.8 
 4. Xu, Bayi2.3 
 5. Wang, Bayi2.2 
 6. Steyn, Qingdao DS2.2 
 7. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 8. Watkins, Jiangsu1.8 
 9. Simmons, DongGuan1.6 
 10. Siler, Shanghai1.5 


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.3 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava19.6 
 3. Spahija, Svjetlost19.6 
 4. Filipovic, Sibenik17.1 
 5. Mrva, Borik16.9 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 7. Mimica, KK Split15.4 
 8. Krolo, Darda14.6 
 9. Sakic, Dubrava14.4 
 10. Ivanov, Borik14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Spahija, Svjetlost10.7 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir8.2 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.3 
 5. Maric, Dubrava7.1 
 6. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 7. Krapic, Zabok7.0 
 8. Sakic, Dubrava6.9 
 9. Macura, KK Split6.8 
 10. Krolo, Darda6.6 
Assists Per Game
  Siroki Eronet
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split4.8 
 3. Cosic, Svjetlost4.4 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok4.1 
 5. Camagajevac, Darda3.8 
 6. Blajic, Trogir3.7 
 7. Bubalo, Sibenik3.6 
 8. Norac, Svjetlost3.5 
 9. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.3 
 10. Radic, Dubrovnik3.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.2 
 2. Sumic, KK Split2.8 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Norac, Svjetlost2.3 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost2.1 
 6. Tomeljak, Zabok1.9 
 7. Blajic, Trogir1.9 
 8. Bizaca, Trogir1.7 
 9. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  KK Split
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Macura, KK Split1.4 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir0.9 
 4. Sobin, KK Split0.9 
 5. Kamaldin, Darda0.8 
 6. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 7. Vladovic, Sibenik0.7 
 8. Culjak, Dubrava0.6 
 9. Ridl, Darda0.6 
 10. Barac, Dubrava0.5 

A1: Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
KK Split - Svjetlost 92-62
Split hosted Svijetlost and managed to record blowout win 92-62. Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) and Jere Macura (205-F-80, college: Notre Dame) led the rout with 18 points apiece with the latter adding 15 points. Josip Sobin also scored 18 points while Zoran Vrkic added 17 points. On the other side, Domagoj Norac and Matej Karlovic stood out with 15 and 14 points respectively.

Borik - Darda 79-62
Borik had a fairly easy job at home, beating Darda 79-62. Marino Jurjevic (193-G/F-84) came off the bench to lead winning side with 20 points. Ive Ivanov (201-C-85) added 19 points while Ivo Pavic chipped in 12 points. For visitors, Ivan Krolo and Zvonimir Ridl led the way with 17 and 14 points respectively.

Zabok - Dubrovnik 92-86
Zabok managed to overcome Dubrovnik at home, winning the game 92-86. Hosts got great performance from Ante Krapic (202-F-85) who poured in 23 points. Robert Lez (200-F-79) added 18 off the bench while Ivan Tomeljak chipped in 13 points. For Dubrovnik, Filip Kruslin scored 25 points while Marko Radic had 18 point on the night.

Kastela - Dubrava 58-64
Dubrava managed to steal one from Kastela, winning the game 58-64. Igor Maric (196-F-85) scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the visitors while Zeljko Sakic (202-F-88) added 16 points. For Kastela, Hrvoje Marin and Josko Poljak led the way with 13 and 11 points respectively.

Trogir - Sibenik 83-70
The box-score will be available soon.


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  Avg: 24
 1. McKay, USK P.24.0 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.1 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin16.7 
 4. Thomas, Podebrady16.5 
 5. Sarovic, Novy Jicin16.5 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava16.5 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.15.4 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.1 
 9. Castleberry, Podeb.15.0 
 10. Stec, B&W Opava14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.4 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.3 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.2 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.6 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.2 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 8. Machac, BC Kolin6.3 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.3 
 10. Platt, BC Kolin6.1 
Assists Per Game
  Novy Jicin
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.8 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.6 
 3. Carnecky, B&W O.4.6 
 4. Jones, BC Kolin4.4 
 5. Mitchell, NH Os.4.4 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.1 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin4.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.8 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.7 
 10. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
Steals Per Game
  BK Prostejov
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.5 
 2. Mulligan, BK Decin2.3 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.1 
 4. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 5. Wright, BK Pardu.2.1 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.0 
 7. Pandula, Novy Jicin1.9 
 8. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 9. Sirina, B&W Opava1.9 
 10. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.7 
 2. Walker, Novy Jicin1.5 
 3. Ford, USK Praha1.4 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.4 
 5. Castleberry, Podeb.1.2 
 6. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 7. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.9 


Standings - Basketligaen
Basketligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 22-3 
 2. Bakken 19-6 
 3. Horsholm 17-9 
 4. SISU 16-10 
 5. Naestved 13-12 
 6. Aabyhoj 10-16 
 7. Horsens IC 9-17 
 8. Aalborg 8-18 
 9. Amager BK 7-19 
 10. Randers 6-17 

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Smith, Svendborg23.6 
 2. Johnson, Bakken23.4 
 3. Kearse, SISU22.8 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.4 
 5. Nielsen, Randers20.4 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.0 
 7. Dennis, Naestved19.3 
 8. Vance, Aalborg18.7 
 9. Claitt, Horsens IC18.4 
 10. Seilund, Amager BK18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Christoffers., Bak.10.4 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj10.0 
 3. Vance, Aalborg9.3 
 4. Miskovic, Randers9.3 
 5. Willis, Randers9.3 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg8.9 
 7. Johansen, Naestved8.4 
 8. Johnson, Bakken8.1 
 9. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.7 
 10. Johnson, Horsens IC7.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Smedley, Randers6.5 
 2. Bradley, Amager BK5.3 
 3. Rinkevicius, SISU4.9 
 4. Darboe, Horsholm4.7 
 5. Jakobsen, Bakken4.7 
 6. Nielsen, Horsholm4.5 
 7. Claitt, Horsens IC4.3 
 8. Thuesen, Bakken4.1 
 9. Smith, Svendborg4.0 
 10. Dennis, Naestved3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Svendborg2.9 
 2. Proctor, Bakken2.0 
 3. Kearse, SISU2.0 
 4. Dennis, Naestved1.8 
 5. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 6. Nielsen, Horsholm1.7 
 7. Houguet, Aalborg1.7 
 8. Morris, Aabyhoj1.7 
 9. Iversen, Svendborg1.6 
 10. Nielsen, Randers1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.3 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.2.2 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.6 
 4. Willis, Randers1.6 
 5. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.3 
 7. Seilund, Amager BK1.1 
 8. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.0 
 9. Vance, Aalborg1.0 
 10. Kalvelis, SISU1.0 


D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 30-9 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 21-14 
 3. Dakota W. 19-16 
 4. Erie Bay H. 13-24 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 12-21 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 26-10 
 2. Austin T. 22-12 
 3. Maine R.Claws 22-14 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 19-15 
 5. Albuquerque 17-18 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 19-17 
 2. Idaho S. 17-17 
 3. Reno Bighorns 17-18 
 4. Bakersfield J. 10-25 
 5. Los Angeles D. 8-22 
 6. Springfield A. 6-27 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  San Antonio S.
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Hairston, Austin T.29.1 
 2. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 3. Williams, Sioux F.26.4 
 4. Harris, Rio Grande26.1 
 5. Farmer, Reno B.23.9 
 6. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 7. Taylor, Idaho S.22.8 
 8. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 9. Gee, Austin T.20.8 
 10. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Jones, Austin T.15.6 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Butch, Bakersfi.10.4 
 5. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.2 
 6. Bryant, Erie Bay H.9.9 
 7. Harris, Rio Grande9.7 
 8. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
 9. Simpson, Los A.9.5 
 10. Barron, Iowa E.9.3 
Assists Per Game
  Iowa E.
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.10.6 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande10.1 
 3. Jackson, Erie B.7.4 
 4. Blalock, Reno B.7.2 
 5. Curry, Springfield A.7.1 
 6. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 7. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.8 
 8. Clinkscales, Erie B.6.4 
 9. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.6.4 
 10. McLeod, Albuquer.6.1 
Steals Per Game
  Utah F.
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.8 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 4. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 5. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Jackson, Erie B.2.0 
 7. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. Jerrells, Austin T.1.9 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
 10. Simpson, Los A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
  Sioux Falls S.
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.5 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque3.3 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Jones, Austin T.1.9 
 6. Benson, Reno B.1.7 
 7. Trybanski, Reno B.1.7 
 8. Dorsey, Rio Grande1.5 
 9. Daniels, Bakersfi.1.5 
 10. McKenzie, Idaho S.1.5 

Sunday's games (6) review - by Eurobasket News
Tulsa 66ers - Reno Bighorns 101-113
Richard Frahm (6'5''-G-77, college: Gonzaga) hit six of his seven tries from beyond the arc Sunday afternoon, helping lift the Reno Bighorns to a 113-101 win over the Tulsa 66ers in the Reno Events Center. Frahm, who was acquired by Reno on Saturday, recorded a game-high-tying 23 points off the bench for the Bighorns. He finished 8-of-9 from the field, also chipping in three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Reno sprinted out of the gates and never turned back, building a 13-point lead after the one quarter of play before heading to halftime with a 21-point advantage. In a game that Tulsa never led, Reno's biggest lead of the day was 32 points. In addition to Frahm's sharp-shooting off the bench, Rod Benson (6'10''-F/C-84, college: California) collected yet another double-double for the Bighorns with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Will Blalock (6'0''-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) recorded 13 points and nine assists, and Desmon Farmer chipped in 21 points and five assists. Mustafa Shakur led the way for Tulsa with 23 points, helped by four three-pointers. Latavious Williams was dominant on the glass for the 66ers, finishing his day with 19 rebounds. Deron Washington scored 19 points, while Larry Owens fell just two rebounds and one assist shy of a triple-double. *Courtesy of

Sioux Falls S. - Iowa E. 120-116
Sioux Falls reserve guard Leemire Goldwire (5'11''-G-84, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Charlotte) scored 27 points in the 4th quarter to lead the Skyforce to a come from behind 120-116 victory Sunday in Des Moines. The win gives Sioux Falls a weekend sweep of the Energy. The Energy were led by Barron's 28 point, 12 rebound night while Curtis Stinson (6'2''-G-83, college: Iowa St.) added 16 points and 18 rebounds. The loss drops the Energy to 30-9 on the year, including a current three game losing streak. Johnson led Sioux Falls with 31 points as they improve to 21-15 on the year. *Courtesy of

Erie Bay H. - Maine RC 95-102
With six different players scoring in double figures, the Maine Red Claws (22-14) were able to hold off the Erie BayHawks (13-24) for a 102-95 East Conference win in front of a sold-out Portland Expo Building. Russell Robinson (6'1''-G-86) set the pace for the Red Claws with a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists to go with five rebounds, while teammate Maurice Ager (6'5''-G-84, college: Michigan St.) also tallied a double-double scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 boards to earn player of the game honors. Morris Almond also had a strong game for the home team with 18 points and seven rebounds while Darnell Lazare scored 17 points in the win. John Bryant led all scorers for Erie with 32 points while pulling down 12 rebounds while Jackson scored 19 points before leaving the game. *Courtesy of

Springfield A. - Austin T. 108-111
Behind their ability to connect on shots from beyond the arc (11-28) the Austin Toros defeated the Springfield Armor Sunday at the Austin Convention Center, 111-108. Justin Hawkins (6'7''-F-85, college: N.Mexico St.) was a key player in victory with 36 points and 6 rebounds. Armor's Donte Milligan contributed a double-double with 14 points and 13 boards. Two other Springfield players scored in double figures: Tony Bobbitt (6'4''-G-79, college: Cincinnati) (16) and Kyle McAlarney (12). Adidas player of the game Dwayne Jones had 24 points and 18 rebounds. Gee led the Toros in points (26) and added eight rebounds. Three other Toros players scored in double figures: Jerrells (21), Basden (14), and Johnson (10). *Courtesy of

Dakota W. - Ft.Wayne MA 94-85
Hasheem Thabeet (7'3''-C-87, college: Connecticut) made a big impression in his first start in the D-League as the Dakota Wizards outlasted the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 94 -85 Sunday night in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Thabeet finished with 19 points, 16 rebounds, and 6 blocks, and Romel Beck (6'8''-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) added 18 points for the visiting team. The Mad Ants were led by Oliver Lafayette's 21 points, Ron Howard's 13 points, and Ryan Ayers 12 points. *Courtesy of

Bakersfield J. - Rio Grande 135-146
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers scored a franchise record 146 points while clinching their first-ever winning record and upping their all-time record to above.500 (68-67) for the first time since December 2007 by beating the Bakersfield Jam 146-135 tonight at State Farm Arena in front of a crowd of 3,762. Craig Winder (6'2''-G-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Texas) led all scorers with a career-high 31 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Will Conroy (6'2''-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Washington) finished with a double-double with 22 points and a season-high 17 assists. Hasbrouck finished with 21 points while Kevin Rogers scored 20 points. The Jam were led by Brian Butch, who scored 28 points to go with 18 rebounds, and Wise, who recorded a team-high 29 points and seven assists. *Courtesy of

Carlos Powell Lands in China - by Surujh Roopnarine
Former Albuquerque Thunderbirds All-Star Carlos Powell (6'7''-F-83, college: S.Carolina) has signed on to play in China.
The 6-7 forward out of South Carolina played in his last D-League game this season on February 23 against the Bakersfield Jam. In 33 games this season he averaged 22.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 49.2% from the field. The move was first speculated by the NBA D-League blog Ridiculous Upside last week, and then announced on Friday by Sportando 5 Stars Basket News. Powell has not made his debut yet for his new team, Liaoning, currently 17-9 and in sixth place in the Chinese Basketball Association, features former NBA big man Oyedeji Olumide (6'10''-C/F-81) and fellow D-League alum Robinson Brandon (6'8''-F-81, college: Auburn). One of these players will likely have to be released upon Powells arrival, as CBA rules dictate that no team may play more than two imports for more than a combined six quarters per game. Powell joined Albuquerque this season with hopes of landing a coveted 10-day contract after playing exceptionally well for the Phoenix Suns during training camp and the NBA pre-season. Once that did not come to fruition, Powell took his immense talents to China where he will make considerably more than in the D-League.


EBA Standings
Northern Conference
Empire Div.
 1. Elmira B. 8-1 
 2. New York W. 7-1 
 3. Connecticut S. 3-4 
 4. Hudson V.H. 0-5 
Mid-Atlantic Div.
 1. DE Destroyers 8-0 
 2. Harrisburg H. 6-2 
 3. Garden St. R. 4-4 
 4. Newark P. 0-7 
Southern Conference
Capital Div.
 1. M. All-Stars 6-5 
 2. Washington M. 5-2 
 3. Alexandria A. 4-5 
 4. NoVa H. 3-4 
 5. Beltway B. 0-6 
Dominion Div.
 1. True Hope TB 8-1 
 2. Salem M. 2-4 
 3. Hampton RC 1-5 
 4. Virginia W. 0-7 

Week 12 results - by Gianni Pascucci
Some of the EBA games scheduled over the past weekend were delayed. The main result of the week is the win, 142-131 after an OT, of the Elmira Bulldogs over the Washington Madness on the road. Sherod Harris (5'10''-G-83, college: Brockport St.) sparked the Bulldogs with 29 ponts off the bench, including a EBA league season high of 6 3-pointers. The other best performers in Elmira were Brandon Lawley (6'7''-F/C-85, college: Mansfield (PA)), who scored a new career high 24 points, Aubin Scott (6'2''-G-83, college: LIU Brooklyn) and newcomer Peter Lawal (6'6''-F-86, college: Post), who both scored 20 points each. The Washington Madness (now 5-2, at the top of Southern Conference-Capital Div) were led by Louis Ford (5'6''-G, college: Howard) with 22 points in defeat, and the Elmira Bulldogs also spoiled the Washington Madness debut of Randy Gill (6'2''-G-78, college: Bowie St.) by holding him to just 10 points scored. Thanks to this win, the Elmira Bulldogs have now a very strong chance of winning the EBA Northern Conference Empire Division and hosting a home quarterfinal playoff game on Saturday March 20th, with the winner advancing to the EBA Final 4 in Harrisburg, PA.
See here down the results of the other two games played between sat 27 and sun 28:
Metropolitan All-Stars 93 - Hampton Roads Cardinals 89
Harrisburg Horizon 99 - Metropolitan All-Stars 97

NoVa Hawks sign Lamar Bentley - by Eurobasket
NoVa Hawks (EBA) added to their roster 25-year old swingman Lamar Bentley (193-G/F-85, college: Shenandoah). Bentley played most recently at Shenandoah University (NCAA). It will be his first year in professional basketball. Shenandoah (NCAA3): 13 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.1 spg and 3.2 apg
By Eurobasket Data Center


Hoops on the Nile - by Sherif Soliman
Hoops on the Nile was basketball program organized by the NBA & USA embassy with the assistanse of the EBF...Martin Conlon the NBA former player and the current maneger for the basketball operations-international was here in Egypt for the hole past week...Marty was in contact with more than 400 players U14-U18 boys & girls,he teached them all the basic skills for a basketball player needed to prepare the kid to pass to the next level of basketball. Marty also had a chanse to meet with more than 150 coaches all around Egypt and held clinics for them.However,the final day was held on the court of the USA embassy in cairo 50 boys & girls were chosen to this day,Between these 50 there will be 12 selected to travel to the USA for a 2 weeks camp.However,it was a great event everyone had a chanse to learn,gather & copmeete. Marty Conlon (210-F/C-68, college: Providence)


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 18-6 
 2. TTU KK 18-6 
 3. TU/Rock 15-4 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 13-6 
 5. Valga Welg 10-12 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 7-15 
 7. Parnu 5-16 
 8. Kuremaa 1-22 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.23.4 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.4 
 3. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 4. Reed, Tallinna Kalev17.5 
 5. Kriisa, Rakvere17.4 
 6. Toome, TTU K.16.8 
 7. Covington, Tallin.16.8 
 8. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.16.1 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa15.8 
 10. Raap, Parnu15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.7 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.5 
 3. Toome, TTU K.8.8 
 4. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.7 
 5. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.2 
 6. Ringmets, Parnu8.1 
 7. Winston, Kuremaa7.9 
 8. Rinkevicius, Valga W.7.6 
 9. Erm, Parnu7.6 
 10. Kriisa, Rakvere7.4 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere4.7 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.5 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg3.6 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock3.1 
 6. Winston, Kuremaa3.1 
 7. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 8. Toome, TTU K.2.8 
 9. Tein, TU/Rock2.7 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 3. Covington, Tallin.2.3 
 4. Veideman, Rakvere2.2 
 5. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 6. Karner, Parnu2.0 
 7. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 8. Toome, TTU K.1.9 
 9. Tamm, TTU K.1.8 
 10. Kriisa, Rakvere1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 3. Rinkevicius, Valga W.1.6 
 4. Talts, TU/Rock1.1 
 5. McGee, Kuremaa1.1 
 6. Hallik, Rakvere1.0 
 7. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 8. Kitsing, TU/Rock0.9 
 9. Saks, TTU K.0.8 
 10. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo0.6 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
  Namika Lahti
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.6 
 2. Washington, KTP22.4 
 3. Trotter, ToPo21.5 
 4. Golson, Karhu20.6 
 5. Turner, LrNM.19.5 
 6. Lowe, Pyrinto19.2 
 7. Hester, Pyrinto19.1 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.19.1 
 9. Wood, Karhu19.0 
 10. Pearson, ToPo18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Wood, Karhu14.5 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.0 
 3. McDade, KTP11.8 
 4. Stamper, LrNM.11.3 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.4 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto10.4 
 7. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.2 
 8. Kotti, Honka10.1 
 9. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Wood, Karhu4.7 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.8 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.5 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.1 
 8. Elliott, Honka3.1 
 9. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 10. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.5 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.3 
 5. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 6. Stamper, LrNM.2.1 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 8. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 9. Clarkson, Kataja2.0 
 10. Belser, Honka1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 2. Stamper, LrNM.0.8 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.8 
 4. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 5. Clarkson, Kataja0.7 
 6. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 8. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 9. Stewart, FoKoPo0.6 
 10. Champion, FoKoPo0.6 

KORISLIIGA: Tyray Pearson The Player of February - by Rauno Hurmalainen
American F Tyray Pearson (201-F-80, college: Iowa St.) (Torpan Pojat, Helsinki) has been named The Player of February. Pearson was one of the key players as ToPo was winning six out of seven games last month. Pearson averaged 23,6 ppg - 9,1 rpg in 28 mpg and was shooting 2-pointers with 73,4% accuracy.
YMCA Lahti (16-21) defeated YMCA Lappeenranta (19-18) in tonights TV-game 103-83 (49-40). YMCA LPR loss was the fourth in a row. Top League leading scorer Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) (24,8 ppg) netted his season high 38 pts (1 - 12/13, 2 - 7/8, 3 - 4/7) for the hosts. Marcus Jackson (202-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Marquette) had his first double-double 18 pts/12 rbs. Akeem Scott (186-G-83, college: High Point) led YMCA LPR with 25 pts. Robert Turner (206-F-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Pepperdine) added 24 pts.

YMCA Lahti - YMCA Lappeenranta 103-83 (49-40) (Ricky Hickman 38, Marcus Jackson 18/12, Ray Nixon 18, Pasi Pekkola 18 - Akeem Scott 25, Robert Turner 24, Sami Pekkola 16, Adam Hall 13).

Honka Espoo Playboys sign Gerald Riley - by Eurobasket
Honka Espoo Playboys added to their roster 29-year old American forward Gerald Riley (198-F-81, college: Georgetown). Riley played most recently at Plannja Basket Lulea (Sweden). While playing 21 games for Plannja last season his stats were: 18.0ppg (5th best in the league), 4.6rpg and 1.4spg. Riley is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in France, Poland and Sweden.
in his first name with Honka Espoo Playboys, Riley's played 17 minutes and scored 8 points and 3 rebound.
By Eurobasket Data Center

Forssan Koripojat sign Tyson Patterson - by Eurobasket
Forssan Koripojat strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American guard Tyson Patterson (175-G-78, college: Appalachian St., agency: Strategic Sports). Patterson played most recently at Lausanne Basket (Switzerland). While playing 5 games for Lausanne this season he averaged 9.2ppg, 1.0rpg and 6.8apg. Patterson is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Belgium, France, Iceland, Mexico and Switzerland.
some of Tyson's awards: All-French ProB Guard of the Year -05 All-French ProB 1st Team -05 French ProB All-Imports Team -05 All-Icelandic League Guard of the Year -07 All-Icelandic League 1st Team -07 Icelandic League All-Imports Team -07

in his first game with Forssan Koripojat, Patterson played 38 minutes and scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


NM1 Day 24: Rebellion against relegation - by Chris Spiesser
Angers ESSL 78-62 Bayonne
Livin 69-63 Saint-Etienne
Reims 79-65 Angers BC
Cognac 76-72 Chlons
Boulogne 95-78 GET Vosges
Longwy 56-79 Denain
Le Puy 102-77 Challans
Saint-Quentin 86-92 Blois
Centre Fdral 55-80 Saint-Chamond

A positive week-end for the bad ranked teams. At first, the ESSL Angers which defeated the rising Bayonne, allowing only 62 to the basq offense. Blair's early eye injury is part of the explanation as Singleton's go-to-guy played only 8 minutes. The rest of the team responded well before collapsing 30-16 in a decisive fourth QT. Lievin and Cognac showed also strong at home, both teams were trailing by the end of the third Qt but reversed the final result. Cognac survived a -14pts at halftime by switching from man/man to zone defense that shut out Chalons' first half accuracy. Saint Chamond soon made the difference against the CFBB with an incisive Jessie Begarin. With the GET's loss in Boulogne, those 5 teams are standing very close (+/- 2 victories). They will try to escape the 3 relegating spots remaining, the fourth being dedicated to Longwy which suffered a -23pts home loss against Denain.
On top, while Le Puy drove Challans out of its dream about place 1 with a 13/22 at 3pts, Reims strenghtened this coveted leading spot with a serious game against Angers BC. Finally Blois had a great result in Saint-Quentin, the greens dominated the three first QTs with authority before the SQBB's efficient but late awakening. Marcus Allen started its adaptation to french basket ball as Ian caskill's replaceman with difficulties: 4 fouls and 1/5 in 11 minutes.

The roster of the day:
Klemensas Patiejaunas (Boulogne): 11pts, 8rbs, 11ass, 3to
Cedric Mansare (Le Puy): 23pts (5/6 3pts), 5to
Aude Pierre-Joseph (Lievin): 20pts (5/8 3pts), 3ass
David Condouant (Blois): 18pts, 14rbs
Slobodan Ockokoljic (Cognac): 17pts, 11rbs

On the bench:
Pierre Brochard (Blois): 17pts (6/8), 4rbs, 4ass, 3to, 3stl
Etienne Plateau (Boulogne): 24pts (6/11 3pts), 6rbs, 4ass, 3to
Alexandre Crasnier (ESSL Angers): 14pts (4/6 3pts), 7rbs, 3ass
Karim Atamna (Reims): 9pts, 12rbs, 9ass, 3stl
Benjamin Boutry (Challans): 17pts (8/10), 10rbs, 5ass, 3to, 3blk

Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Reims 18-6 
 2. Le Puy 17-7 
 3. Denain 16-8 
 4. Denek 14-10 
 5. Challans 14-10 
 6. Chalons 14-10 
 7. Blois 14-10 
 8. St Quentin 13-10 
 9. Angers BC 49 13-11 
 10. Boulogne 13-11 
 11. St Etienne 12-11 
 12. Lievin 11-13 
 13. Get Vosges 11-13 
 14. Angers EOSL 11-13 
 15. St Chamond 10-14 
 16. Cognac 9-15 
 17. Longwy 3-21 
 18. CFBB 2-22 


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
Places 1-6
 1. V.Osiguruvanje 21-2 
 2. Feni Indistrija 19-4 
 3. Torus 12-10 
 4. Rabotnicki 10-11 
 5. Ovce Pole 8-13 
 6. Pelister 8-14 
Places 7-9
 1. Plejmejker K. 8-12 
 2. Vardar 2000 5-15 
 3. MZT Skopje 5-15 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
  LTi 46ers
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Copeland, TBB Trier16.1 
 4. Burns, ratiopharm15.8 
 5. Jenkins, ALBA15.3 
 6. Jeffers, LTi 46ers15.0 
 7. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 8. Suput, Brose B.14.7 
 9. Oliver, Goettingen14.7 
 10. Rochestie, Goett.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.2 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.6 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.3 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.7.1 
 6. Turek, Phoenix .6.5 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 8. Oliver, Goettingen6.4 
 9. Boone, Goettingen6.2 
 10. Archibong, Duesseld.6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.5 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.8 
 3. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.6 
 4. Jordan, Phoenix .5.4 
 5. Jordan, Telekom B.5.0 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.8 
 7. Rowland, ratio.4.0 
 8. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.7 
 9. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.6 
 10. Foster, EWE B.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.9 
 3. Foster, EWE B.1.7 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.7 
 5. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 6. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 7. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 8. Chaney, EnBW L.1.4 
 9. Burns, ratiopharm1.4 
 10. Martin, Bremerha.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
  Brose Baskets
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.1.6 
 2. Boumtje, EWE B.1.6 
 3. Turek, Phoenix .1.5 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.1 
 6. Flomo, Telekom B.1.0 
 7. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 8. Chaney, EnBW L.0.9 
 9. Visser, EnBW L.0.9 
 10. Boone, Goettingen0.8 

Josh Carter (EWE Baskets Oldenburg) Post Game Thoughts To 77-58 Win Against EnBW Ludwigsburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Josh Carter (201-G/F-88, college: Texas A&M) is a 20 year old 201 cm shooting guard/small forward playing his first season in Germany for the BBL champions EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He is from Dallas, Texas and played four years at Texas A & M. In the fall of 2005, he was a 16 year old freshman on the team. And his senior year, he played 34 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43.3%, 3Pts: 39.9%, FT: 84.7%. He had two duels against 2009 NBA top pick Blake Griffin losing both games against Oklahoma, but having a deadlock with Griffin at 32 points a piece. He reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2007 and also played with the USA National team in 2007. Josh spoke to eurobasket after the 77-58 win against EnBW Ludwigsburg.

Josh congrats on the 77-58 win. From the score it looked like a routine win. Was it as easy as it looked?

It was not an easy game I thought Ludwigsburg played hard and they have great players. So anytime you play them you have to be focused and ready to play

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg had the 35-29 lead at halftime. What was key in the first half which gave Oldenburg the halftime lead?

MIlan Majstorovic

What did coach Predrag Krunic tell the team at halftime to do better in the second half?

Just be more aggressive and to keep playing hard

In the second half The EWE Baskets Oldenburg rolled to the win winning each quarter. Were you able to pick up the offense or defense more in the second quarter?

We were able to pick it up on both ends of the floor. I think our defense got a lot better and we were able to start making more shots. Rickey and Milan really got going and made some big shots for us.

How much of a challenge was it defending Michael King/Michael Haynes? Haynes was pretty efficient while you seemed to have King in check?

Haynes and King are both great players. They can both really shoot it and are both really aggressive. Haynes got more attempts while King had a quite game. Both of them are great players and I am sure they will continue to show that throughout the rest of the season.

You had a pretty tough shooting night with 3 points (1/8 shooting) What kind of encouragement does coach Krunic give you besides the usual bla bla to keep your head up?

He just tells me to not think and keep shooting. I had a great week of practice and was making everything and then came in the game and couldn't make anything. It is frustrating but I am not to worried about it I am positive I will bounce back next game

Milan Majstorovic had a huge game with 19 points, six rebounds and four blocks. What part of his game was most valuable? Does defense often get overlooked?

Milan played fantastic. He shot the ball really well and was aggressive out there. I didnt think his defense got over looked he had a standout performance on both ends of the court.

What is something you might like to explore up in Oldenburg once it starts getting warmer again?

I am not really much of an explorer. When it gets warmer I will keep my same routine which is either working out or just relaxing at home.
Thanks Josh for the chat.

Chris Copeland (TBB Trier) Postgame Thoughts To 101-98 Triple Overtime Loss To The Paderborn Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Christopher Copeland (203-F-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Colorado) is a 25 year old 203 cm power forward from Orange, New Jersey. He went to the University of Colorado from 2002-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 12.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 44%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 68.8%. In his first season overseas, he played for Beirasar Rosalia (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five), only pre-season, then moved to C.B. L'Hospitalet (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five) playing 4 games averaging 4.0ppg, 8.0rpg and then moved to Matrixx Magix Nijmegen (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five) playing 28 games and averaging 18.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 79.3%. Last season, he moved to Germany to TBB Trier playing 34 games averaging 13.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.8%. Chris Spoke to eurobasket after the 101-98 overtime loss to Paderborn

A loss is always hard but when a team is riding a long losing streak and loses in triple overtime that has to hurt. Slowly one has to wonder if there is some kind of a curse on TBB Trier not letting them win?

Yea I am starting to wonder if thats the case. A lot of bad luck lately.

What would you do for a win now? Anything even taking singing lessons from Lady Gaga?

Haha I don't know if that would help, but I would consider a lot of random things if they could lead us in the right direction.

Have you ever experienced a wild and crazy game like this in the NCAA or as a professional? Is there any game in the past that was like this in excitement?

Not in recent memory. This was a unique game for me just too bad we couldn't pull it out in one of the overtimes.

The Paderborn Baskets had the 36-28 lead at halftime. Why was TBB Trier trailing at halftime?

We came out cold. Couldnt get anything going early and they capitalized.

In the second half it went down to the wire. Describe the last shot by Derek Raivio taking the game into overtime?

Really tough shot from the baseline with the defense hanging on him. But he has done that before. When I saw his release I knew it was going to drop.

Describe the last play where Jamal Shuler took the game into an additional overtime?

He hit a running 3 from way behind the top of the key. It was a huge shot. Like Derek I have seen him do things like that before and he made really big shots for us all year long.

What NBA player did Shuler remind you of on this day?

Kobe... Big shot after big shot... Maybe should say Chauncey...

In the next overtime Haynes took it into the third overtime. TBB Trier was so close but got no cigar why?

We needed to get stops after our scores. We gave them hope and didn't keep the lead when we were up.

In the last overtime, TBB Trier was unable to take the game to a fourth overtime. What was key in the last overtime for Paderborn winning?

Same as before not enough stops. Obviously we didn't score enough, but through our drought we should've made sure they didnt score as well.

What was your winter Olympic highlight?

Honestly haven't been following.
Thanks Chris for the quick chat.

Jason Boone (BG Goettingen) Post Game Thoughts To 77-75 Win Against The Walter TIgers Tuebingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jason Boone is a 24 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He is playing his third season with MEG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Two seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. Last season, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. This season, he is averaging 21 minutes per game and is averaging 11,0ppg, 5,6rpg and 1,1bs. He took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 77-75 win against The Walter Tigers Tuebingen.

Jason congrats on the win. BG Goettingen continue to win. This was a nail bitter. How much more energy did this game cost the club than recent other wins?

Every game is tough in its own way but when you can find a way to dig down deep and squeeze out the close ones it really feels great.

The game was very tight all through out. At halftime BG Goettingen had the slight 42-40 lead. Why was this game so close? Was Tuebingen finding ways to get around the BG Goettingen pressure defense?

Tuebingen played extremely hard and were well prepared for the way we play. They executed their game plan better than us for the entire game. We found a way to stick together and once that feeling of 'urgency' set in we were able to make a come back but I definitely tip my hat to Coach Perovic and the rest of the Tigers team.

What did coach John Patrick tell the team at halftime to do better in the second half?

We had to trust in our fitness and that if we played harder in the second half we could wear them down. At a few points in the game it seemed like no matter what we did, they had an answer for, but I really think because we stuck together as a team, we were in a position to win the game.

In the third quarter The Walter Tigers Tuebingen had the slight 62-61 lead. With a game so tight, will BG Goettingen keep playing their style or can one at times await changes? Did BG Goettingen continue playing their style?

Basketball is a really simple game, sometimes coaching strategies can come into play, and you can have an advantage by adjusting, but we trusted in our game plan and stuck with what we wanted to do. This time it paid off.

It seemed like The Walter Tigers Tuebingen had the momentum at 69-61. What adjustments did BG Goettingen do here?

Well that was with about 8 mins left in the game and that was where we really had to step up the energy that had been lacking all night. We were able to force them into some timely turnovers down the stretch and put ourselves in the position to win the game.

Describe the last play as Chris Oliver won the game?

Everyone in the gym probably knew we were going to go to our All-Star. He hasn't been playing as well since he got back from his injury but he's the kind of player that lives for those big shots and we just ran him off a screen and he was able to turn and elevate over the defender to knock down the game winning foul line jumper.

Alexsandar Nadjfeji scored 27 points, 4 rebounds, five assists, 1 steal and 2 blocks. Did he prove that he still is one of the most underrated power forwards in the league?

I watched him at All Star weekend and he put on a pretty good performance up there as well. I don't think he's as underrated as this question made him seem. He's an experienced gritty player and he knew the best way to be effective against us.

If you had to pick a BG Goettingen MVP between Ben Jacobson and Taylor Rochestie, who would you choose?

That's tough, I think Ben has done a great job running our team this year. He's not only our vocal leader but the one we model our style of play after. He makes everyone's job out on the floor a lot easier and has been playing better and better. Taylor has shown again and again that he's not scared to take the game's biggest shots and has actually done a great job as of late of making more of an attempt to get everyone involved. The fact that we can bring both of those caliber players off of the bench goes to show that we have a really deep team. You have to come back to me about MVP though.

The Winter Olympics are coming to a close. Did you have an Olympic highlight?

Well I was going to say the USA Hockey Team beating the Canadian team but they weren't able to pull it off. I'm more of a summer Olympic guy myself but I did get the tutorial of Curling in the airport on the way home from Cyprus so as boring as that sounds, it's probably that.
Thanks Jason for the chat.

MBC parts ways with Stucki and brings in Fassler and Radinovic - by Manuel Schust
BBL club Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels announced that the contract with American Matt Stucki (198-G-83, college: Idaho St.) has been canceled. The club and the player agreed to go separate ways now. The 26-year old played 21 league games for the club and averaged just 1.1 points in about 6 minutes per game.

He will be replaced by german talent Oskar Fassler (198-G-88). The 21-year old is a product of the Alba Berlin youth program and is also playing for ProA club Science City Jena this season. He is currently averaging 8.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists for Jena.

After Johnnie Gilbert's injury Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels decided to sign Canadian national player Velimir Radinovic (212-C-81, college: Ohio St.). The 29-year old signed a contract until the end of the season that includes a three-week try out phase. Radinovic spent his college days at Ohio State between 2000 and 2004. The 212cm / 7'0'' big man has been playing pro basketball in Europe for the last seven years. Last season he averaged 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds for greek team Iraklis Thessaloniki.

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
  ETB Wohnbau
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Kepkay, ETB W.23.1 
 2. Holloway, Hannover21.9 
 3. Hodges, Heidelberg20.4 
 4. Jeka, Cuxhaven19.7 
 5. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.6 
 6. Dorris, Cuxhaven18.6 
 7. Burleson, Heidelberg18.5 
 8. Baxley, Braves17.5 
 9. Wachalski, Osnab.17.3 
 10. Komarek, Heide.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Hird, Langen11.1 
 2. Smallwood, Braves9.8 
 3. Baker, Osnabrueck9.3 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 5. Chones, ETB W.8.5 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen8.5 
 7. Rastatter, Chemn.8.2 
 8. Richardson, Karls.8.0 
 9. Jackson-W., Jena8.0 
 10. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.8.1 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.8 
 3. Bynum, Crailsheim5.6 
 4. Watson, Noerdlin.5.1 
 5. Holloway, Hannover5.0 
 6. Kepkay, ETB W.4.9 
 7. Burleson, Heidelberg4.8 
 8. Brooks, Kirchheim4.5 
 9. Harrelson, Osnab.4.4 
 10. Roessler, Karlsruhe4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 2. Holloway, Hannover2.5 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.2 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg2.2 
 5. Hunter, Freiburg2.1 
 6. Scott, Kirchheim2.0 
 7. Jeka, Cuxhaven2.0 
 8. Watson, Noerdlin.1.8 
 9. Slack, Hannover1.7 
 10. Grimaldi, Karlsruhe1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. De Michael, Kirchheim1.8 
 3. Schoo, Hannover1.5 
 4. Maras, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Hill, Jena1.4 
 6. Fuller, Cuxhaven1.1 
 7. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 
 8. Buse, Osnabrueck1.0 
 9. Shabazz, Jena1.0 
 10. Tarver, Braves0.9 

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Remain Caught In The Curse Of The Bauermann Losing 77-58 To The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had broken the Ballsporthalle curse of the Bauermann earlier in the season, but were unable to win the season series as they were unable to get the needed aid of magician David Blaine to unexpectedly make ex Skyliner Lorenzo Gordon appear on the court and help make the zone his special play area as they were crushed by The Brose Baskets Bamberg 77-58 and are still winless in Bamberg since 68 months. Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City) had been rumoured as possibly coming before the player deadline, but was about as far away from Bamberg as Ex Skyliner Malick Badiane (211-F/C-84) is from Frankfurt. 'David Blaine could of helped Frankfurt if he would have made Gordon appear on the basket and help block our shots. I remember hearing about a game where Willis Reed was injured in the first half and then made a dramatic entrance in the second half to help the New York Knicks win. An entrance like that by Gordon might of helped Frankfurt', joked Bamberg American Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). 'David Blaine would have had to have been in the arena to make a trick, but I didnt see him', commented Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) 'Its too bad Lorenzo wasnt here. He is a good player that could of helped us come together as a team better', added Skyliner center Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona). 'I am sad that Lorenzo isnt here. He is family', added Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri). Instead the Skyliners reacted by getting 22 year old 207cm big man Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) of Serbia late Sunday night.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners hadnt won since June 10th 2004 as the curse of Dirk Bauermann seems very difficult to beat and they didnt only need one Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City), but possibly five Lorenzo Gordon (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma City)s as The Brose Baskets Bamberg played an almost complete game and were simply a few gears higher than Frankfurt on offense and defense. 'The second quarter killed us today. We were even with Bamberg in the first, third and fourth quarters. We gave up too many points in the paint. If you dont have a safe bedroom then they will always steal everything', stressed Skyliner assistant coach Engin Gencoglu . The Brose Baskets Bamberg continue to play strong team basketball winning their 13th game out of their last 17. 'We dominated on defense in the second half. We smothered them. We were able to keep our lead. Now our next challenge is too expand to a bigger lead in the next games', warned Australian National team captain Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.). Skyliner Seth Doliboa wasnt thinking about the curse, but about the player friendly rims. 'This was a tough team to play. They have a great environment, and soft rims. It is a real shooters gym and Bamberg used it to their advantage', stressed Seth Doliboa. 'I dont believe in curses. We were just better', expressed ex Giessen 46er guard Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) has had his own bitter experience of a personal curse down under and was happy that he wasnt involved with being part of the ending of the curse of the Bauermann. 'I had my own personal curse in Australia as I never was able to beat Townsend. It didnt matter what team I played for, I was never able to beat them. They played me well every time. I am glad that Frankfurt still has their curse', said Bamberg forward Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.). 'Curse or no curse, this place is hard to play in. Once they get on a roll with Suput then it is hard to win here', expressed Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona).

The biggest obstacle of the Deutsche Bank Skyliners was the loud crowd which sounded more like a 15,000 seat arena than one that seats 6,800 persons. Running around the floor were also the two mascots Freaky bear and the Michelin man. Those two mascots had their work cut out for them as Frankfurt didnt only have to watch the play on the court, but also keeping an eye on those faithful Bamberg mascots who always give some kind of indirect advantage to the home team. 'The bear symbolizes freak city and gives encouragement to the lumberjacks of Bamberg. The Michelin man blinded Frankfurt with his whiteness', added Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.). 'The bear represents Bamberg and is our sixth man. He probably took some three pointers that we didnt even notice. Frankfurt must not have rotated on him. The Michelin man helps us get to games. Without him we wouldnt even be playing', added Bamberg American Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). Skyliner Seth Doliboa stayed terse with his answers and right to the point. 'The Bamberg bear mauled us today and the Michelin man burned rubber on us', added Seth Doliboa The Supermarket in the basement of the Jako arena also seemed to give more strength to The Brose Baskets Bamberg then to Frankfurt. 'That supermarket has good products. We got an extra snack tonight. We must of gotten some extra vitamins in our food before the game which helped us', added Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). 'The fans got stocked up on beer and got layered and were able to support us better', joked Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.). 'They got their nutrients before the game and we didnt, said Seth Doliboa We got junk food and not healthy food', expressed Skyliner center Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona).

The game marked the Bamberg debut of 26 year old 202cm forward Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) who was happy with his first game. 'It is a lot different to the Australian league. I think I will be able to find my way here quickly and be able to help the team. I have an inside/out game. I posted up a lot in Australia, but here I can space the floor more. I will have many mismatches at the four position', warned Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.). Bamberg manager Wolfgang Heyder is thrilled the team could get him. 'There was very little on the market at the position four. We were lucky that we got him. He had signed to play in Puerto Rico, but we got him out of his contract. We needed a back up at the four position for Suput. We can play Wyrick at the four, but he is more a three. Eric Taylor was not a four so we had to react', commented Wolfgang Heyder . The game of Worthington reminds one of ex Bamberg player Uvis Helmanis (204-F-72, agency: Stanley International) and Bamberg has big plans with the Australian. 'Worthington is robust, can defend and rebound. He reminds me of Helmanis with his physical play. He is a leader being captain of the Australian national team. We got him mainly because we need a physical presence on defense. Suput is a bit soft on defense and we wanted a good balance on defense. So many BEKO BBL teams play small for example Phoenix Hagen who have guys like Bernd Kruel (210-C/F-76) and John Turek (205-F/C-83, college: Nebraska) shooting from outside. I could imagine playing Suput at the four and Worthington at the five. With Worthington we are more variable and stronger on defense', warned Wolfgang Heyder . Worthington has left a nice impression on his teammates. 'Worthington needs some time to adjust to the European level and find his game. He can help us under the basket and shoot the three pointer', added Anton Gavel. 'Worthington will help us on the boards. He knows his role, brings energy and crashes the glass', added Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). 'Worthington seems like a nice fit with Bamberg. He has a nice shot', stressed Seth Doliboa

There was a lot of pressure on the shoulders of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners who need wins down the stretch for that playoff home court advantage as well as getting that nasty label of not beating the top BEKO BBL teams on a regular basis of their back as well as ending the curse of the Bauermann. Frankfurt didnt let any of this harsh oppressiveness hurt them in the first minutes as they cruised out on a 8-2 run as Seth Doliboa was getting big looks and hitting two three pointers. Bamberg had Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) who started his own shooting clinic nailing two three points with one via the catch and pop. The score was tied 8-8 as both teams had their shooting touch in gear. Bamberg was already displaying aggressive defense as Frankfurt couldnt get any balls inside. After two Suput free throws, Doliboa made another three pointer from the top of the key as Frankfurt would lead for the last time 11-10. Suput gave Seth Doliboa a first sour taste of his offensive skills as he made a nice head fake and got around the American for two points. Doliboa had a difficult night guarding Suput. 'I was very disappointed in my defense against Suput. I should have been a lot more aggressive on him. He used his body well when he went inside', stressed Seth Doliboa. Bamberg kept up the attack with a Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) mid distance jumper form the wing and the 14-11 Bamberg lead. Frankfurt then finally got a hoop inside with the traditional lob pass from Pascal Roller to Doliboa for two points. Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) then scored two hard points over Doliboa for the 16-13 Bamberg lead. Skyliner guard Anthony Fischer ended the first quarter with a sweet runner as The Brose Baskets Bamberg had the slim 16-15 lead. The game was pretty even, but The Brose Baskets Bamberg still looked like the more lively team, were playing aggressive defense and Frankfurt wasnt aggressive enough on offense getting too many contested shots. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 46% from the field and 29% from outside as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 38% from the field and 50% from outside. Frankfurt had the 9-6 rebound advantage, but four turnovers and Bamberg only one.

In the second quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to keep pace with The Brose Baskets Bamberg, but were getting killed inside. American Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) scored twice inside as Doliboa was late switching once and then got beat trying for a steal. Doliboa made up for his mistake for a quick step scoot to the hoop for two points. Suput then came from the wing and made a pretty reverse layup as Bamberg led 22-17. Frankfurt and Bamberg traded some hoops as Anthony Fisher (191-G-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) and Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) scored inside. Bamberg had the 24-21 lead. But then came the unfortunate turning point of the game as The Brose Baskets Bamberg went on a 20-4 run to go into halftime with a 44-25 lead. Bamberg started their own little Bavarian massacre and Frankfurt wasnt able to regroup. Bamberg got a lot of production form various faces. John Goldsberry (191-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington) who had been a pest on defense seeming to always be a step ahead of any Skyliner scored inside hard over Robertson, Roberts nailed a three pointer, Suput scored with a lay in with his left hand and young German talent Karsten Tadda (189-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports) with a three pointer from the top of the key as Bamberg led 37-23. Suput was near impossible to stop. He had a lot to prove as Bamberg manager Wolfgane Heyder had openly practiced negative criticism on his star player not finding his joking at the free throw line in a Eurocup game in Bilbao as acceptable. Despite his 20 point night and big Bamberg win, Suput still remained fumed after the game as he had nothing to say to this eurobasket writer. He left his anger out on Frankfurt as he continued doing damage any which way making a turn around shot past Doliboa and scoring inside. Bamberg led 41-23 with little time left in the second quarter. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) followed with a lay in and ex NBA player Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) followed with an in your face three pointer as Bamberg had reached the highest level of self confidence. Frankfurt was trailing 44-25 at halftime. 'They played great defense and kept making their shots while we didnt which gave them the big lead', stressed Skyliner guard Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 63% from the field and 38% from outside while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 42% from the field and 27% from outside. The rebounds were deadlocked at 12 a piece. Frankfurt had 11 turnovers and Bamberg only three turnovers.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were trailing by 19 points, but couldnt make any ground as the second half was dead locked at 33 -33 in scoring the rest of the way. In the third quarter, The Brose Baskets Bamberg were able to hold their lead and even expand it to plus 20 points. Bamberg started on a 8-3 run to lead 52-28. Bamberg continued to play the bully in the paint as Suput scored inside again and ex Cologne center Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) scored on a big dunk ally-op pass from Jacobson and then again on a two handed stuff from a no look pass from Suput. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) who had had a miserable first half found his game in the third quarter. He had a small collision in the first half with a Bamberg player. 'A Bamberg player hit my knee. I was in pain and I first was afraid that something major had happened. But as the game went on it felt ok. I will see the Doc', added Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona). This small bump didnt effect his game as he scored over Pleiss and made a lay in off an offensive rebound. Frankfurt trailed only 54-35, but even when it seemed like Frankfurt might threaten with a run, Bamberg was always able to find some way to score and keep the 20 point lead. Drew Gibson (188-G-85, college: Wofford) made two smart plays on defense forcing Bamberg turnovers, and Jenkins and Allen scored cutting the Bamberg lead to 57-42, but Worthington made a dent in their come back effort nailing a three pointer as The Brose Baskets Bamberg led 60-42 after three quarters. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 57% from the field and 33% from the parking lot while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 39% from the field and 23% from the parking lot. Bamberg had the slight 21-20 rebound edge and only seven turnovers while Frankfurt had 13.

In the fourth quarter, The Brose Baskets Bamberg kept up the pressure and high intensity and had their highest lead with 28 points. Frankfurt got early production from Jenkins and Allen inside, but Bamberg got three point production from Worthington and Tadda as Bamberg led 66-48. The Brose Baskets Bamberg continued to look so fluid on offense and so structured on defense. After a Moyer mid distance shot, Bamberg then went on a 10-0 run to lead 76-48 which sealed the win for The Brose Baskets Bamberg. Brown made a tip in and Suput a runner. Jacobsen then shut the door on Frankfurt with a three pointer and then stealing the ball and going coast to coast. This score brought back slight memories to the Charles Barton era where these kind of scores seemed like the norm. Frankfurt did close out the game with a 10-1 run as Marius Nolte got into the scoring with a mid distance bank shot. As the siren sounded after 40 minutes, The Brose Baskets Bamberg had shown that they are a 2010 BEKO BBL title team. 'We were very motivated to win this game after losing in Frankfurt. We got a big lead and controlled the second half which was key', added Anton Gavel. 'Bamberg played aggressive, limited us to one shot and got fast breaks points', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn).

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were led by Predrag Suput with 20 points. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) added 16 points and five rebounds. Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) chipped in with 11 points. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Seth Doliboa with 16 points and three rebounds. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) added 13 points and six rebounds in 19.40 minutes. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi)hipped in with 10 points and four rebounds.

The 77-58 loss was a bitter one for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, but if one looks closely at the stats, the game was even for three quarters, and it was just the second quarter where the club went to sleep. Frankfurt didnt shoot well enough, but they kept a deadlock on the boards with Bamberg at 27 a piece, but lost the points in the paint badly 32-18 'Frankfurt was playing a lot of one on one inside. We kept going with Brown/Suput inside because it is tough to stop them', stressed Bamberg guard Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). 'I take a lot of responsibility for our play inside. Our rotations were slow. I am sure we will face them again this season at some point. We will be ready then', warned Seth Doliboa. A big problem for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners was getting a grip on the aggressive Bamberg defense. 'We really focus on defense in practice. We are a talented offensive team, but we know when we are having a bad offensive night, then we will need to rely on defense', stressed Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). Frankfurt will have to go back to the drawing board and get their defense back on track as Bamberg did what they wanted to for 37 minutes. 'We were unable to slow down their momentum. We are a lock down team. We couldnt hold them on offense and never found our defensive momentum', stressed Seth Doliboa The Deutsche Bank Skyliners will have to be alert and on their toes as they next meet Phoenix Hagen who are riding a 8 game losing streak On March 7th at 15:00.


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 2. Erceg, Panionios17.0 
 3. Childress, Olympiakos16.8 
 4. Arnold, Perister.16.3 
 5. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.7 
 6. Green, AEK15.5 
 7. Carter, Ilysiakos15.5 
 8. Harris, VAP K.15.4 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Marou.15.1 
 10. Gregory, PAOK14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Carter, Ilysiakos8.1 
 3. Bryant, Panionios7.8 
 4. Francis, AEK7.8 
 5. Arnold, Perister.7.2 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.0 
 7. Erceg, Panionios6.4 
 8. Dozier, VAP K.6.3 
 9. Homan, Marousi BC6.1 
 10. Alexander, Kavala.6.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.4.8 
 2. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.6 
 3. Dickel, Trikalla4.6 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 5. Lukas, Marousi BC4.2 
 6. Spanoulis, Panath.3.8 
 7. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.6 
 8. Hammonds, Perister.3.6 
 9. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.5 
 10. Green, AEK3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gordon LUKAS
  Marousi BC
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lukas, Marousi BC1.9 
 2. Nikolaidis, AEK1.9 
 3. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 4. Dickel, Trikalla1.8 
 5. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 6. Katsares, Trikalla1.7 
 7. Cummings, Ilysiakos1.7 
 8. Hammonds, Perister.1.7 
 9. Petway, Ilysiakos1.7 
 10. Miles, Aris1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.2 
 4. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 5. Homan, Marousi BC1.0 
 6. Mavroidis, Marou.0.9 
 7. Childress, Olympiakos0.8 
 8. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.8 
 9. Carter, Ilysiakos0.7 
 10. Dozier, VAP K.0.7 

Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.20.1 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.8 
 3. Michalos, Near E.18.4 
 4. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.18.3 
 5. Tsoutsos, Dafni17.0 
 6. Anagnostopou., Xan.16.6 
 7. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD15.9 
 8. Kaklamanos, Pagra.15.2 
 9. Mantic, Ermis L.15.1 
 10. Koutroulias, Near E.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Latovic, AGOR11.5 
 2. Amato, Perama10.6 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati9.6 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.7.2 
 5. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.9 
 6. Cartelo, KAOD6.7 
 7. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.6 
 8. Giovanivic, Arkadikos6.4 
 9. Harismidis, Pagrati6.3 
 10. Kosanovic, Olimpiad.6.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.6.3 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.5.4 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas5.2 
 4. Moscovitis, Pagrati4.8 
 5. Vassilopoulo., Dafni4.8 
 6. Kaklamanos, Pagra.3.9 
 7. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD3.8 
 8. Michalos, Near E.3.7 
 9. Koumoulos, AGOR3.5 
 10. Maslarinos, Xanthi3.5 
Steals Per Game
  Olimpiada P.
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.7 
 2. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.6 
 3. Sourlis, Arkadikos1.5 
 4. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.4 
 5. Dorkofikis, Amynt.1.4 
 6. Liakopoulos, Per.1.3 
 7. Lianos, Dafni1.3 
 8. Castle, Iraklis1.3 
 9. Michalos, Near E.1.2 
 10. Harismidis, Pagrati1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.1 
 2. Vagenas, OFI1.0 
 3. Harismidis, Pagrati0.9 
 4. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.8 
 5. Amato, Perama0.8 
 6. Koutroulias, Near E.0.8 
 7. Souflias, OFI0.7 
 8. Despos, Iraklis0.7 
 9. Anagnostopou., Xan.0.7 
 10. Zupic, KAOD0.6 

A1, Round 18 review: Panathinaikos outplays Olympiakos, stays on top - by Eurobasket News
Ilysiakos - Marousi BC 74-69
Ilysiakos surprised Marousi last night handing them fifth loss of the season. Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76, college: Pittsburgh) top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Warren Carter (206-F-85, college: Illinois) had double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Konstantinos Kaimakoglou responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds in defeat. Ilysiakos 4-14, Marousi 13-5.

AEK - VAP Kolossos 59-64
VAP Kolossos celebrated in Athens on Saturday night mostly owing to Sasa Vasiljevic (183-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) and David Monds (205-F-83, college: Oklahoma St.), who scored 14 and 13 points respectively. Monds grabbed 12 rebounds beside that for double-double. In defeat, Lamont Mack netted 14 pts. Kolossos 10-8, AEK 6-12.

PAOK - Kavala/Panor. 77-84
Great game for Kavala, who now has one win more than Olimpia and Ilysiakos. DeJuan Collins (188-G-76, college: Tuskegee) stepped up for the guests with 24 points. Milton Palacio (190-G-78, college: Colorado St.) and Alexis Kyritsis helped with 16 and 15 points respectively. The hosts got 17 points and 11 boards from Lazaros Papadopoulos. Kavala 5-13, PAOK 8-10.

Panathinaikos - Olympiakos 98-90
In a do or die game Panathinaikos Athens had a deadly triplet in the peripheral and beat Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus in a game that reached the difference in some parts of the game to the 19 points. Andrew Nicholas (191-G-81, college: Maryland) was the top scorer of the match in his best game since he arrived in Greece, with the green jersey of Panathinaikos Athens, the American guard scored 27 points with great percentages in the three pointers (he scored 7 out of 12) while the MVP of the game was most definetely Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) who scored 26 points 11 assists!, 7 rebounds 2 steals and a great defense, while Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) scored 22 points but he was the 'brain' of the team and of the derby. On the other hand, the American NBAer Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) tried to beat Panathinaikos Athens by himself as he was the only real thread for last years triple crowners. Josh Childress scored 26 points followed by Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) with 18 points and Nikola Vujcic who scored 15 while the top performer for the Reds during the last month, Milos Teodosic scored only 6 points mainly due to the amazing defense of Diamantidis and Tepic. Panathinaikos Athens succeeded a great victory having in mind that in less than five days lost the two out of three most important games of the season but found the psychological strength to win the game against Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus and basically sealed the top position of the regular season. The Greens are now in the +2 from Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus and only with a small miracle Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus will be able to get a better place than the second. The game was most probably the best game in the last decade for the two teams. It is worth mentioning that Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus played without two of his top performers, as Both Bourousis and Kleiza didn't play, Bourousis due to flu and Kleiza due to injury. On the other hand, Jasikevicius was on the bench but never enter the court while three minutes before the end of the game the American power forward of Panathinaikos Athens, Marcus Haislip. *by Chris Mammides

Trikalla - Aris 87-85
Trikalla grabbed thriller win against Aris improving its score to 6-12. David Young (196-G/F-81, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: N.C.Central) was a key player for the hosts scoring 31 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Miha Zupan (205-F/C-82) followed him with 19 points and 8 boards. In Aris (8-10), Matt Walsh collected 17 pts and 8 boards.

Panionios - Panellinios 85-87
Panellinios outsmarted Panionios mostly owing to Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia), who came up with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.) also was great scoring 21 and Djuro Ostojic added 15 points, plus 6 rebounds. For the hosts, Zoran Erceg registered double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Panellinios 12-6, Panionios 9-9.

Peristeri GS - Olimpia L. 90-69
9-9 for Peristeri and 4-14 for Olimpia after this game. Michael Bramos (196-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) led the scorers in Peristeri with 18 points, Marcus Faison (196-G-78, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Siena) had 15, while Jamie Arnold, Nikos Papanikolopoulos and Georgos Tsiakos delivered 12 points each. Christophe Massie replied with 20 points and 11 boards in loss.


First LPB game results - by Gianni Pascucci
Australian Milk, USAC, D-Team and Lanco BC were all succesful in the first round of games of the LPB-Clausura 2009-2010, started last week. On tuesday night, Australian Milk prevailed over Le Mans, 121-76, with Walter Morales (180-G-83) leading the way at 33 puntos. Two days after, USAC made a succesful debut in the league by winning over Compusys, 109-83. On friday night D-Team Guatemala destroyed Universitad Rafael Landivar 126-66 with Fernando Marroquin (182-G-81) being the top performer. Some days after, Lanco BC defeated too URL, 116-53, with Adrian Lemcke (191-F-77) scoring 32 pts, Alejandro Izaguirre adding 24 pts and Pablo Cano (178-G-88) 20. Claudio Solis was the best in URL with 10 pts.

LPB Standings
 1. USAC 1-0 
 2. Lanco B.C. 1-0 
 3. D-Team 1-0 
 4. Australian Milk 1-0 
 5. Compusys 0-1 
 6. Le Mans 0-1 
 7. URL 0-2 


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 13-3 
 2. MSV 13-4 
 3. Amsterdam 2 13-4 
 4. Red Giants 12-5 
 5. Hoofddorp 9-9 
 6. Leiden 2 8-8 
 7. Goba 8-10 
 8. Groene 7-8 
 9. Punch 7-10 
 10. BV Rooi 7-11 
 11. Akrides 6-12 
 12. High Five 4-13 
 13. Landstede 2 2-14 


KR Reykjavik sign Morgan Lewis - by Eurobasket
KR Reykjavik added to their roster 23-year old American forward Morgan Lewis (193-F-87, college: Findlay (OH)). Lewis played most recently at Elitzur Ramla (Israel).
it is parctically Morgan's fist pro step after his university career. he sigend a shrot term with Elitzur Ramla (Israel), but left without playing any games.
his awards during his seniro year at Findlay (OH) were:
GLIAC South Division Regular Season Champion -09
Findlay Most Improved Player -09
GLIAC Tournament Winner -09
GLIAC All-Tournament Team -09
All-GLIAC South Division 1st Team -09
Regional All Tournament Team -09
NCAA D2 Champion -09
NCAA D2 Championship MVP -09

in his first game with KR Reykjavik, Lewis played 21 minutes and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds
By Eurobasket Data Center

Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
  Avg: 28
 1. Williams, FSU28.0 
 2. Dabney, Hamar25.4 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan25.3 
 4. Valdimarsson, Ham.25.1 
 5. Smith, Fjolnir23.5 
 6. Burns, Keflavik21.7 
 7. Zdravevski, Stjar.21.6 
 8. Burton, Snaefell21.5 
 9. Vilbergsson, Grind.20.7 
 10. Baeringsson, Snaefell20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell14.8 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir12.3 
 3. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 4. Caldwell, Breidablik9.5 
 5. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 6. Helgason, Stjarnan9.2 
 7. Davis, Breidablik9.0 
 8. Stefansson, UMFN8.8 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.8.8 
 10. Williams, FSU8.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Steinarsson, Fjolnir7.7 
 2. Burton, Snaefell7.4 
 3. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan5.8 
 5. Dabney, Hamar5.5 
 6. Inge, KR5.2 
 7. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.6 
 8. Burns, Keflavik4.4 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.4.4 
 10. Schmidt, Breidablik4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Inge, KR3.4 
 2. Williams, FSU3.1 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan2.5 
 4. Birmingham, Grindavik2.5 
 5. Dabney, Hamar2.5 
 6. Burns, Keflavik2.4 
 7. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.4 
 8. Bradford, UMFN2.3 
 9. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 10. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.1 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.1.8 
 3. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 4. Caldwell, Breidablik1.5 
 5. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 7. Stefansson, UMFN1.4 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 9. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.1.3 
 10. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.3 

Top league results - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from last round in Iceland Express league.
Breidablik lost badly at home against Njardvik 77-120
Only young point guard Arnar Petursson (178-G-91) played well for home team with good shooting and ended up with 18 points. Magnus Gunnarsson 25 for Njardvik.
Keflavik beat Tindastoll 106- 73. Hordur Vilhjalmsson 29 for home team. Cedric Isom 30 for Tindastoll.
Hamar 88 KR 116. 38 points from Marvin Valdimarsson was not enough for home team. Brynjar Bjornsson on fire for KR 42 points 9/18 from outside the arc. Pavel Ermolinskij keeps on putting up great all around numbers 17 pts, 14 rebs & 16 assist.
Fjolnir moves closer to be secure in play-offs after a win over FSU 92-69. Even a miracle can not help FSU to stay up in the league. Chris Smith 27 for Fjolnir. Chris Caird 19 for FSU.
Stjarnan lost at home to Grindavik 76-81. Jovan Zdravevski 22 Justin Shouse 21 for Stjarnan. Pall Vilbergsson 24 for Grindavik.
Snaefell beat IR 96-86. Sigurdur Thorvaldsson had a good game for Snaefell 25 pts & 18 rebs. Robert Jarvis 24 for IR


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Avg: 32.8
 1. James, Neptune32.8 
 2. Ratzsch, Belfast .31.9 
 3. Aaron, Hoops30.1 
 4. Turner, Killester25.4 
 5. Robbins, UL Eagles24.1 
 6. Perre, Belfast Star23.0 
 7. Johnson, UCC D.22.3 
 8. Fritsch, Moycullen21.7 
 9. Foley, Ulster Elks19.5 
 10. Neal, Ulster Elks18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton AARON
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Aaron, Hoops19.6 
 2. Ratzsch, Belfast .13.6 
 3. Johnson, UCC D.13.4 
 4. Robbins, UL Eagles13.2 
 5. Neal, Ulster Elks12.6 
 6. Turner, Killester12.5 
 7. James, Neptune12.0 
 8. Perre, Belfast Star11.8 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.11.6 
 10. White, Hoops11.2 
Assists Per Game
  UL Eagles
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagles8.4 
 2. Drumm, Ulster Elks6.0 
 3. Donnelly, DCU S.4.4 
 4. Coughlin, UCC D.4.1 
 5. Ratzsch, Belfast .4.0 
 6. Turner, Killester4.0 
 7. Noonan, Neptune3.7 
 8. Cummins, Ulster Elks3.7 
 9. Hall, UL Eagles3.6 
 10. James, UCD Marian3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Turner, Killester3.3 
 2. James, Neptune2.8 
 3. Nihill, Moycullen2.7 
 4. Perre, Belfast Star2.6 
 5. Kelly, Killester2.5 
 6. Murphy, UCC Demons2.4 
 7. Loughnane, Moycu.2.4 
 8. Summersgill, Belfas.2.2 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.2.2 
 10. Madsen, Killester2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Micheal TRIMMER
  DCU Saints
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Trimmer, DCU S.2.5 
 2. Fritsch, Moycullen2.2 
 3. James, Neptune2.0 
 4. Bennett, Neptune1.6 
 5. Neal, Ulster Elks1.6 
 6. Johnson, UCC D.1.3 
 7. Robbins, UL Eagles1.3 
 8. Perre, Belfast Star1.2 
 9. Turner, Killester1.2 
 10. Ratzsch, Belfast .1.1 

SuperLeague Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Moycullen - Ulster Elks 78-71
Lawrence Summers (175-G-83, college: Davidson) dropped 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead Moycullen past Ulster Elks. Cian Nihill added 21 points in the fourth win for the home team. David Neal answered with 27 points and 23 boards for Ulster Elks. Kevin Foley delivered 23 points in the losing case.

Neptune - Hoops 86-63
Neptune thrashed visiting Hoops for the 10th win in the season. Michael McGinn (183-G-82) produced 22 points to lead Neptune. Ian McLoughlin was helpful with 16 points for the winning side. Carlton Aaron responded with 30 points and 28 rebounds for Hoops. Joseph Haastrup had 11 points in the loss.

Killester - DCU Saints 72-75
DCU Saints prevailed against Killester on the road. Micheal Trimmer (204-C-67, college: Wooster) came up with 27 points and 15 boards to lead DCU Saints to the eighth win. Emmett Donnelly finished with 17 points, 8 assists and 7 boards in the victory. Jermaine Turner responded with 23 points, 26 boards and 5 assists for Killester.

DCU Saints - UCC Demons 81-84
UCC Demons earned the tenth win as they stole a road win against DCU Saints. Joshua Johnson (199-F-85, college: Bowie St.) nailed 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Cork outfit. Niall O'Reilly added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Emmett Donnelly answered with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for DCU Saints. Michael Micheal Trimmer had 17 points, 17 rebounds and 8 blocks in the loss.

Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 12-5 
 2. Belfast Star 10-7 
 3. DCU Saints 8-9 
 4. UCD Marian 5-11 
 5. Ulster Elks 5-11 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 14-3 
 2. Neptune 10-5 
 3. UCC Demons 10-7 
 4. Moycullen 4-12 
 5. Hoops 4-12 


Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-1 
 2. Jerusalem 11-4 
 3. Macc.Haifa 10-5 
 4. Galil Gilboa 10-5 
 5. Netanya 10-5 
 6. Ashkelon 7-8 
 7. Bnei Hasharon 6-9 
 8. Hapoel Holon 5-10 
 9. Hap.Afula 5-10 
 10. Rishon LZ 5-10 
 11. Ironi Nahariya 4-11 
 12. Ramat Gan 3-12 

Premier L. Round: 15 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Galil Gilboa - Macc.Rishon LZ 87-83
Galil Gilboa is with 10-5 record after the win over Maccabi Rishon LZ 87:83. Jeremy Pargo (188-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) delivered 19 points for the winners and Randle Brian as well as Kadir Elishay scored 14 apiece. O'Bannon Larry responded with 28 points in defeat and McGhee Aaron followed him with 17.

Hapoel Holon - Macc.Haifa 73-72
Jonhatan Nir (202-F-86, agency: Avi Zilberman) nailed 20 points as Hapoel Holon beat Maccabi Haifa 73:72. Graves Antonio posted 14 and Bratic Sasa was responsible for 11. Rich Jason ended up with 17 points in the losing effort.

Ironi Ramat G. - Maccabi T-A 79-101
Maccabi T-A improved to 14-1 record beating Ironi Ramat Gan 101:79 away from home. Doron Perkins (188-G-83, college: Santa Clara) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Pnini Guy netted 15. Forbes Gary had massive 22 points and 26 boards, while Sharper John added 20 points.

Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel Afula 105-71
Ironi Nahariya rolled over Hapoel Afula 105:71 for 4-11 record. LaMarr Greer (196-G-76, agency: Buck Andre, college: Florida St.) paced all the winners with 27 points and Smith Steven notched 20. Dentmon Justin finished the night with 26 points in the losing effort.

Bnei Hasharon - Hap.Jerusalem 72-76
Bnei Hasharon lost to Hapoel Jerusalem 72:76 at the Regular Season Round 15. Leo Lyons (206-F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Missouri) stepped up with 17 points and Simmons Chester nailed 15. Clancy Sam collected 23 points and 12 rebounds for Hasharon.

Netanya - Ironi Ashkelon 86-78
Netanya rolled over Ironi Ashkelon 86:78 as Tony Washam (198-F/G-82, college: St.Vincent) stepped up with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Killingsworth Marco collected 16 points adn 10 boards. Sneed Omar produced 20 points, 13 boards and 5 assists in defeat.


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Neal, Benetton TV19.8 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE18.8 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.17.4 
 4. Ere, Pepsi Caserta17.4 
 5. Brown, Air AV15.8 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.8 
 7. Jackson, Carife FE15.7 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.4 
 9. Jaaber, Lottomat.14.9 
 10. Hicks, Scavolini PS14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Sigma Coat.
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.5 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.8.7 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.4 
 4. Jones, Pepsi C.8.2 
 5. Williams, Scavolin.7.7 
 6. Pasco, Angelico BI7.6 
 7. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.1 
 8. Hall, Armani MI6.8 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV6.4 
 10. Brown, Vanoli CR6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Air AV
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Brown, Air AV5.3 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.1 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.4 
 4. Childress, Cimberio.4.4 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.3.9 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.8 
 9. Kus, Benetton TV3.2 
 10. Collins, CS Bologna3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.5 
 2. Troutman, Air AV3.1 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.1 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.7 
 6. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.7 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.6 
 8. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 9. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.4 
 10. Cusin, Vanoli CR2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ford, Carife FE2.5 
 2. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 3. Eze, Montepaschi1.2 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV1.1 
 5. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI0.9 
 8. Traylor, Martos N.0.9 
 9. Sanikidze, CS Bo.0.8 
 10. Nicevic, Benetton.0.8 

Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
  Benetton TV
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM22.3 
 3. Forte, Edimes PV21.8 
 4. Goss, Scafati .21.5 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.2 
 6. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.2 
 7. Skinn, Carmatic PT18.7 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.18.7 
 9. Adams, Fileni Jesi18.7 
 10. Hines, Prima Veroli18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  Avg: 14
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.0 
 2. Boykin, Edimes PV10.4 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.2 
 4. Chiacig, Scafati .8.9 
 5. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.8 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli8.7 
 7. Thomas, Enel Brindisi7.9 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.7 
 9. George, Fastweb CM7.6 
 10. Vanuzzo, Banco S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.7 
 2. Levin, Fastweb CM4.7 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.4.5 
 4. Brown, Snaidero UD4.0 
 5. Forte, Edimes PV3.9 
 6. Nissim, Prima Veroli3.8 
 7. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 8. Scarone, Riviera .3.2 
 9. Draper, Prima Veroli3.2 
 10. Garris, Umana R.3.1 
Steals Per Game
  Prima Veroli
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Hines, Prima Veroli3.6 
 2. Goss, Scafati .3.5 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.3.4 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.2 
 5. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 6. Draper, Prima Veroli2.9 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.2.8 
 8. Rowe, Banco Sard.2.8 
 9. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.6 
 10. DeVecchi, Banco S.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
  UCC Casalpus.
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.1 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.7 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.6 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.3 
 6. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 7. Brkic, Snaidero UD1.0 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 9. Boykin, Edimes PV1.0 
 10. Hubalek, Banco S.1.0 

Serie A, Top Players of Week 19 - by Stefano Pini
Marques Green (170-G-82, college: St.Bonaventure) Scavolini Pesaro, 24 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 7 steals
Pesaro won an important game at Cant. The little big man was a big rebus for Andrea Trinchieri defense. Green played with patience, waiting the right moment to hit. Sam Van Rossom (188-G-86) is come back after have missed 7 games. With the addition of Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) it seems a really great backcourt.

Euro Player of the week
Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) Lottomatica Roma, 24 points 8/12 FG
Jacopo Giachetti (191-G-83) played 34' as pointguard. Ibrahim Jaaber was free to hit in spot up situation. Roma reached the playoff zone. Next week Lottomatica will play an important game for his future at Biella.

Italian Player of the week
Mauricio Aguiar (199-F-83, agency: Players Group) Vanoli Cremona, 14 points 6 rebounds, 3 assists
New coach Attilio Caja is giving him responsabilities and he is answering very well. Second game in double digit in a row. He was a real factor in the victory against his former team Biella

Honorable Mentions
Luke Jackson (201-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Oregon) Carife Ferrara 30 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Maarten Leunen (206-F-85, college: Oregon) NGC Cant 21 points, 6 rebounds
Michael Hicks (193-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) Scavospar Pesaro 23 points, 5 rebounds
David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) Canadian Solar Bologna, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
David Hawkins (193-G-82, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple), Montepaschi Siena, 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists


BJ League Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Oita H.Devils - Tokyo Apache 117-90
Oita H.Devils overcame Tokyo Apache 117:90 for 16-20 record. Ricky Woods (194-F/G-84, college: SE Louisiana) recorded 52 points, 18 boards and 7 assists. Bell Michael followed him with 25 points and 12 boards, while Singleton Rashaad collected 10 points and 10 boards. Sparks Rasheed posted 22 points in the losing effort.

Takamatsu FA - Toyama Grouses 65-87
Takamatsu FA lost to Toyama Grouses 65:87 on February 27th. Kirby Lemons (200-F/C-80, college: La-Monroe) exploded with 28 points and 23 rebounds, while Thomas Brandon and Tomori Kenya netted 14 each. Michael Gardener (182-G-81, college: SE Louisiana) had 20 points for Five Arrows and Broxsie Antoine added 18 points and 18 boards.

Takamatsu FA - Toyama Grouses 94-77
Takamatsu FA is with 11-23 record beating Toyama Grouses 94:77. Michael Gardener and Okada Yu paced all the winners with 24 points apiece, while Broxsie Antoine had 18 points and 25 boards. Kirby Lemons responded with 16 points in defeat.

Hamamatsu P. - Niigata Albirex 104-67
Hamamatsu improved to 28-6 record on top defeating Niigata Albirex 104:67. Wendell White (198-G-84, agency: Liman Sports, college: UNLV) nailed 21 points and Arnold Wayne followed him with 20. Levett Tyrone answered with 20 points in the losing case.

Shiga Lakestars - Saitama Bron. 93-74
Shiga Lakestars rolled over Saitama Broncos 93:74 for 18-18 record. Gary Hamilton (208-F/C-84, college: Miami, FL) erupted with 18 poinst and 22 rebounds, while Schafer Ray posted 18. Woodyard Terrence ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.

Osaka Evessa - Okinawa GK 67-80
Osaka Evessa lost to Okinawa GK 67:80 as the latter got 22 points from Masashi Obuchi (182-G-83). Leach George collected 18 points and 14 rebounds, whilst Sugawara Yosuke posted 14. Blackwell Ryan ended up with 19 points and 17 boards.

Osaka Evessa - Okinawa GK 78-74
Palmer David nailed 32 points as Osaka Evessa beat Okinawa GK 78:74. Lynn Washington (200-F-78, college: Indiana) scored 13 and Murry Nile added 12. Leach George ended up with 24 points in the losing case.

Oita H.Devils - Tokyo Apache 84-86
Oita H.Devils lost to Tokyo Apache 84:86 as the latter got 29 points from Michael Chappell (205-F/G-78, college: Michigan St.). Aoki Cohey nailed 18 and Ashby Julius scored 17. Ricky Woods responded with 35 points for Oita team.

Sendai 89ers - Kyoto Hannaryz 97-72
Sendai 89ers overcame Kyoto Hannaryz 97:72 at the end of Regular Season Round 22. Demetrius Guions (196-G-86, college: Georgetown, KY) top-scored for the winners with 29 points and Pomare Leonardo had 18 points and 10 boards. Abdul-Rauf Mahmoud posted 23 points in defeat.

Sendai 89ers - Kyoto Hannaryz 85-69
Sendai 89ers cruised past Kyoto Hannaryz 85:69 as Peppers Josh notched 23 points for the winners. Kenichi Takahashi (181-G-80) nailed 21 and Pomare Leonardo had 17 points and 11 boards. Bostic Josh delivered 29 points and 13 boards in defeat.

Hamamatsu P. - Niigata Albirex 88-80
Hamamatsu outscored Niigata Albirex 88:80 at the Regular Season Round 22. Wendell White led the league-leaders with 18 points and Okada Shingo scored 12. Echefu Uche ended up with 20 points and 16 boards in defeat.

Shiga Lakestars - Saitama Bron. 81-72
Shiga Lakestars overcame Saitama Broncos 81:72 on Saturday. Masashi Joho (183-G-82) stepped up with 17 points, whilst Schafer Ray collected 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jointer Mario ended up with 20 points in the losing effort.


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
 1. Hamamatsu P. 28-6 
 2. Sendai 89ers 22-12 
 3. Niigata Albirex 17-17 
 4. Toyama Grouses 13-19 
 5. Saitama Bron. 11-21 
 6. Tokyo Apache 11-21 
 1. Okinawa GK 23-13 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 20-14 
 3. Osaka Evessa 18-16 
 4. Shiga Lakestars 18-18 
 5. Oita H.Devils 16-20 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 12-20 
 7. Takamatsu FA 11-23 

The Tokyo Apache, meanwhile, improved to 8-9 on the road, eking out an 86-84 win over the Oita HeatDevils. - by Eurobasket
Apache forward Michael Chappell (205-F/G-78, college: Michigan St.), who shot 11-for-12 from the field, including 7-for-8 from 3-point range, scored the game-winning hoop with 1:10 remaining. He finished with 29 points.

Call it a game Chappell will rank among his favorites in the years to come.

Oita's Ricky Woods had tied it at 84-84 with 1:29 left after making the first of two free throws. Woods, who scored a game-high 35 points, missed the second foul shot. Chappell then grabbed the rebound and scored the final basket of the game seconds later.

Cohey Aoki (167-G-80) scored 18 points for Tokyo (11-20) and Julius Ashby (205-F/C-82, college: Colorado) had 17, while Reina Itakura (192-F-81) added eight. Three Apache players Aoki, Rasheed Sparks (190-G-77, college: Morgan St.) and Junpei Nakama (193-G/F-83) had five assists apiece.

Article from The Japan Times, Feb 28, 2010:



When Will the Attention be Turned to Abu-Shamala ? - by Omar Shafaamri
(Amman ,
Jordanian national team player and the fresh graduate from the University of Minnesota in the United States last summer Jamal Abu-Shamala (196-G/F-87) is still waiting for a solution to the problem of his passport, which lacks only a follow-up and guidance, whether from the Jordanian basketball federation (JBF) and The Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) through the intensification of contacts and follow-up with officials of the Ministry of Interior.

Abu-Shamala had already played in official tournaments with the national team during the West Asian and William Jones Championships in 2008, but things went quickly to reverse the trend and led to be out of the roster the national team in the last Asian Championship which witnessed the qualification to FIBA World Championship in Turkey next summer.

Everyone wants to see a solution for this problem very soon so that we can quickly see the outstanding player with the team in the big world event on August esspecially that a new committee will be coming to the federation and this case must be on the priority in order to add an important value for the national team ahead.


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 20-2 
 2. Trepca 18-5 
 3. Bashkimi 17-6 
 4. Peja 11-11 
 5. Bambi 8-14 
 6. Kosova 7-15 
 7. Col.Eurosport 5-18 
 8. Drita 3-18 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Timermanis, Barons18.7 
 2. Berkis, Keizarmezs18.5 
 3. Davis, Valmiera17.1 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale16.6 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 6. Kojenets, Liepaja16.2 
 7. Efejuku, Barons16.2 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 9. Kisielius, Liepaja14.5 
 10. Nelyubov, VEF Riga14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja8.0 
 3. Zorin, Barons7.1 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga7.0 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga5.6 
 7. Rozitis, Zemgale5.5 
 8. Gulbis, Zemgale5.2 
 9. Cresnar, Valmiera5.1 
 10. Davis, Valmiera5.1 
Assists Per Game
  VEF Riga
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.7 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.6 
 3. Jeromanovs, Liepa.4.6 
 4. Sirsnins, Barons4.0 
 5. Vilums, Liepaja3.4 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.9 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.8 
 8. Efejuku, Barons2.4 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
 10. Davis, Valmiera2.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sirsnins, Barons2.5 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.4 
 3. Bertans, Ventspils2.3 
 4. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Davis, Valmiera1.7 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.7 
 8. Ragsdale, Barons1.6 
 9. Vilums, Liepaja1.5 
 10. Vitols, Barons1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.4 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.0 
 4. Zorin, Barons0.8 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.7 
 6. Blaus, Ventspils0.6 
 7. Ferguson, Barons0.6 
 8. Labuckas, VEF Riga0.6 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera0.5 
 10. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.5 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.8 
 4. Sirvydis, Sakalai18.1 
 5. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 6. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas16.5 
 8. Vileita, Rudupis15.6 
 9. Kieza, Suduva15.3 
 10. Gailius, Siauliai15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus DIMSA
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Dimsa, Nevezis9.1 
 2. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 3. Vilkius, Neptunas7.6 
 4. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.4 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai7.2 
 7. Adomaitis, Alytus A.7.0 
 8. Cepukaitis, Aisciai6.9 
 9. Morkeliunas, Juven.6.8 
 10. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Avg: 6
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.0 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.0 
 3. Low, Siauliai5.1 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.0 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.6 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas4.5 
 8. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.3 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.2 
Steals Per Game
  Alytus Alita
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.4 
 3. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 4. Salenga, Zalgiris2.2 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas2.1 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai2.1 
 7. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 8. Kelys, Perlas2.1 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.1 
 10. Lipkevicius, Aisciai1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 3. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.4 
 4. Zyle, Aisciai1.3 
 5. Begic, Zalgiris1.3 
 6. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 7. Valukonis, Aisciai1.0 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.0 
 9. Klimavicius, Zalgiris0.9 
 10. Volkus, Techasas0.9 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
  Avg: 29.4
 1. Kennedy, Residence29.4 
 2. Largent, Racing27.8 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre25.8 
 4. Delgado, Etzella22.9 
 5. Walters, Musel Pikes22.9 
 6. Muller, T7122.1 
 7. McDaniel, BBC N.21.9 
 8. Schumacher, T7121.2 
 9. Scott, Etzella20.6 
 10. Smith, Sparta19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Gary, Contern15.2 
 2. McDaniel, BBC N.14.0 
 3. Scott, Etzella12.3 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes11.9 
 5. Kennedy, Residence11.2 
 6. DePree, Amicale10.2 
 7. Crawford, Soleuvre10.1 
 8. Grant, Sparta9.4 
 9. Stephens, T719.1 
 10. Gindt, Racing8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Avg: 3.9
 1. DePree, Amicale3.9 
 2. Schartz, Amicale3.9 
 3. Schumacher, T713.9 
 4. Largent, Racing3.5 
 5. Schwartz, Musel P.2.9 
 6. Rajniak, T712.8 
 7. Schmit, Musel Pikes2.7 
 8. Ruffato, T712.7 
 9. Becker, Contern2.6 
 10. Delgado, Etzella2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Avg: 3.3
 1. DePree, Amicale3.3 
 2. Scott, Etzella2.6 
 3. Jones, Amicale2.6 
 4. Delgado, Etzella2.1 
 5. Schartz, Amicale2.1 
 6. Delgado, Etzella2.0 
 7. Stephens, T711.9 
 8. Jeitz, Contern1.9 
 9. Schumacher, T711.7 
 10. Walters, Musel Pikes1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Delgado, Etzella0.9 
 2. Jones, Amicale0.9 
 3. Scott, Etzella0.8 
 4. Largent, Racing0.7 
 5. Hoffmann, Etzella0.6 
 6. Zianveni, Amicale0.6 
 7. Abdiu, Residence0.6 
 8. Albaladejo, Etzella0.6 
 9. Bintz, BBC Nitia0.6 
 10. McDaniel, BBC N.0.5 

Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Amicale 16-4 
 2. Etzella 16-4 
 3. T71 15-5 
 4. Sparta 15-5 
 5. Contern 13-7 
 6. Musel Pikes 9-11 
7-10 places
 1. Residence 7-12 
 2. Soleuvre 5-14 
 3. BBC Nitia 2-17 
 4. Racing 1-18 


LNBP Semifinas (Round 6): Halcones Rojos eliminates Toros, Halcones Xalapa - Pioneros 3-3 - by Eurobasket News
Halc.Rojos - Toros 77-68
Hacones Rojos outplayed Toros last night wining the Semifinal series with 4-2. Dan Langhi (208-F-77, college: Vanderbilt) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Lennox McCoy (188-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Cent.Oklahoma) scored 13 and Lawrence Hill added 11 points, plus 7 rebounds. In defeat, Adrian Henning collected 15 points and 9 boards.

Halc.Xalapa - Pioneros 90-81
Xalcones Xalapa tied the series to 3-3 and the last decisive game will be played tonight! Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) was a key player in this victory with 30 points. Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) and Noe Alonzo (7 rebs) collected 18 and 14 points respectively. On the other side, LeRoy Hickerson exploded with 40 points and 8 rebounds.

Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.4 
 2. Moore, Abejas24.3 
 3. Monroe, Potros23.9 
 4. Hickerson, Pioneros22.5 
 5. Mills, Indios22.0 
 6. Habel, Cosmos22.0 
 7. Thomas, Potros21.9 
 8. Hornsby, Huracanes21.9 
 9. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 10. Capers, Barreteros21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Avg: 11.8
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.8 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 4. Allen, Pioneros10.3 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros9.8 
 7. Mills, Indios9.2 
 8. Garcia, Pioneros9.0 
 9. Moss, Lechugueros9.0 
 10. Fuller, Fuerza Regia8.4 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.4 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.9 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.6 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos5.2 
 5. lee, Indios4.5 
 6. Stokes, Barreteros4.5 
 7. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 8. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.0 
 9. Roque, Toros3.8 
 10. Villegas, Lechugueros3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Luis Manuel GONZALEZ
  Avg: 3
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.0 
 2. Moore, Abejas2.5 
 3. Lewis, Soles2.3 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.2 
 5. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 6. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 7. Monroe, Potros2.1 
 8. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 9. Hornsby, Huracanes2.0 
 10. Gooner, Halc.Rojos1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 4. Arceneaux, Lechugue.0.9 
 5. Carmona, Fuerza R.0.8 
 6. lee, Indios0.8 
 7. McHugh, Abejas0.8 
 8. McCullough, Libert.0.8 
 9. Berghoefer, Potros0.7 
 10. Moore, Abejas0.7 


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Lovcen 12-3 
 2. Ulcijn 11-4 
 3. Mornar Bar 10-5 
 4. Danilovgrad 8-7 
 5. Gorstak 8-7 
 6. Jedinstvo 7-8 
 7. Mogren 6-9 
 8. Teodo Tivat 6-9 
 9. ABS Primorje 4-11 
 10. Primorje-M. 3-12 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost

Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Ljubovic 14-1 
 2. KK Podgorica 13-2 
 3. Sutjeska 11-3 
 4. S.Centar 9-5 
 5. Buducnost II 6-8 
 6. Rudar 5-8 
 7. Un.Mediteran 4-10 
 8. Ibar Rozaje 4-10 
 9. Zeta 3-10 
 10. Centar BP 2-11 

MNT1A 15 Round - by Dragan Scepanovic
BIJELO POLJE - SC Nikoljac. Spect 1.000. Reff: Rutesic, Dragojevic, Koljensic. By-Q. : 14:23, 20:16, 22:17, 24:25.
JEDINSTVO: Zarko Dragicevic (188-G-81) 13 (3- 2), Musovic, Lekovic 7 (4-4) Miljic 15 (4-3), Kovacevic, Omerovic 13 (2-1), Babaca 4 (2-2), Halilovic, Vladimir Grdinic (190-G-78) 11, Nedovic 6, Ljujic 11 (4-3) Sekularac.
ULCINJ: Latkovic 10 (3-2), Tomasevic 3 (2-0), Tepavcevic 6 (1-0), Micetic, Durkovic 23 (7-5), Rajovic 2, Krstovic, Jovanovic 5, Boris Lalovic (206-C-81) 24 (11-10) Djukanovic 8 (4-2).

IGALO - SC Igalo. Spect 100. Reff: Vojinovic (Niksic), Kaludjerovic (Niksic), Lakicevic (Budva). By-Q. : 14:16, 17:18, 19:22, 13:25.
ABS Primorje: Bulatovic 3, Djokovic 7, Tmusic, Djuricic, Milan Stojanovic (191-F/G-83) 13, Drincic 3, Misnjic, Medic 2, Vujovic 15, Ivan Zejak) 9, Mandic 11, Vujadionovic.
TEODO: Vukotic 8, Dabanovic 12, Dudovic, Vujacic 8, Osmajic 3, Stefan Djordjevic (206-C-89) 18, Jeknic, Vucic 15, Subotic 8, Bozovic, Samanovic 9, Radonjic.

DANILOVGRAD - City SC. Spect 500. Reff O. Jokic i V. Sundic (Podgorica), G. Vojinovic (Niksic).By-Q.: 15:15, 16:11, 15:26, 16:22.
DANILOVGRAD: Jovovic 5, Pavicevic, Djerkovic 4, Radulovic 18, Miranovic, Stanisic 2, Goran Gajovic (199-G/F-88) 14, Vujisic, Milatovic 12, Grabovica, Igor Bijelic (208-F/C-88) 4, Djukanovic 3.
MORNAR: Pesic 6, Djuriic 13, Mihailovic 17, Djelosevic, Radovic 5, Damjanovic, Ljujic 4, Sekulovic, Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) 10, Vujoseviv 8, Dobrovic 2, Gagic 9.

HERCEG-NOVI - SC 'Igalo'.Reff: 100. Reff: Dragojevic, Savovic (Podgorica), Muhadinovic (Cetinje).By-Q. : 16:19, 26:21, 16:22, 21:18.
PRIMORJE: S. Arapovic 23, Jakov Samardzic) 5, Rajko Krivokapic (199-F-85) 5, Papovic 10, Isimezovic, Knezevic, D. Arapovic, Bacovic 10, Jovanovic 19, Serovic, Kovacevic 7, Simonovic
GORSTAK: Dragan Pejic (187-G-76) 6, Scepanovic 2, Stojkovic 10, Grujic, G. Bulatovic 20, Boban Medenica (201-F-87, agency) 15, B. Bulatovic, Marko Rakocevic (205-C-83) 27, Djuknic.


Jefferson apologizes to T-Wolves after DWI arrest - by Eurobasket News
Minnesota Timberwolves star center Al Jefferson (6'10''-F-85) apologized to the team and fans Sunday after his arrest on suspicion of DWI following a weekend loss to Portland.

The Timberwolves suspended Jefferson for the next two games without pay - a punishment Jefferson said he accepts.

'I want to apologize to the entire Timberwolves organization, owner Glen Taylor, my teammates, coaches and Wolves fans everywhere for my actions last night,' Jefferson said in a statement released Sunday by the Timberwolves. 'I made a very poor decision and I am truly sorry for that. As a leader on this team, I know that more is expected of me, and I am disappointed in myself.'

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped Jefferson, 25, on Interstate 394 near downtown Minneapolis early Sunday for speeding and changing lanes without signaling, patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske said.

After taking a field sobriety test, Jefferson was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for a blood test, which he had agreed to, then to Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree driving while impaired, Roeske said. Jefferson was released after an hour in jail and faces an April 23 court appearance.

Results of the blood test are expected in two to three weeks, Roeske said. He said the trooper noted that Jefferson was 'very cooperative.' Jefferson's vehicle was towed away, Roeske said.

Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 19 points in Saturday night's 110-91 loss to the Trail Blazers at Target Center. He's averaging 17.7 points and 9.6 rebounds a game.

David Kahn, Timberwolves president of basketball operations, said Jefferson 'feels terrible' about what happened.

'On behalf of the Timberwolves organization, we are disappointed that Al used poor judgment last night. Thankfully, nobody was injured or hurt,' Kahn said in a statement Sunday.

'Having spoken to Al, I can assure everybody associated with our franchise that Al understands this is a matter of the utmost seriousness. He feels terrible about what occurred and I believe him when he says he will learn from his mistake,' Kahn said.

But Kahn said it's appropriate that Jefferson be suspended for the Wolves' games at Dallas Wednesday and at home against Houston Saturday.

The 6-foot-10 Jefferson missed the last 2 1/2 months of last season after injuring his right knee and undergoing surgery. Telephone calls to his agent's office were not immediately returned Sunday.

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Shaquille O'Neal will have surgery to repair injured right thumb, likely out for rest of regular season - by Eurobasket News
Cavaliers center Shaquille O'Neal (7'2''-C-72, college: LSU) will have surgery on his sprained right thumb on Monday morning in Baltimore, which likely will mean he will be out for the remainder of the regular season.

Though the Cavs did not place any timetable on O'Neal's return, injuries of this nature that require surgery typically take six to nine weeks to heal. In 1995, O'Neal suffered a torn ligament in the thumb that caused him to miss 22 games for the Orlando Magic. There are seven weeks remaining in the regular season.

The Cavs obtained O'Neal in a trade with the Phoenix Suns last June in order to counter the height problems posed by the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs. Provided the Cavs can continue to hold onto the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, they likely wouldn't face Boston or Orlando until at least the second round, by which time O'Neal could be back.

But it remains to be seen what O'Neal's absence will mean to the Cavs' attempt to finish with the best record in the league, which would give them home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. They currently have the best record in the league at 46-14 heading into Monday night's home game against New York. Los Angeles is 45-15.

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown acknowledged how much the team would miss O'Neal, whose contributions have gone far beyond his averages of 12 points and 6.7 rebounds in 53 games this season.

'There have been plenty of games that he's played for us where without him, we probably wouldn't have won,' Brown said after Sunday's practice before O'Neal's surgery was announced. 'He has had an impact against the Lakers. He has had an impact against Orlando. He has had an impact against a lot of teams, especially when Mo [Williams] was out and Delonte [West] was out.

'We won 13 in a row and he was a big part of it. He allowed us to still be able to score buckets easily in the halfcourt.'

'It impacts everybody's game when you don't have a presence like Shaq around,' Brown said. 'I think your team is different. He's hard to replace on both ends of the floor.

'We don't have a power inside presence that we're able to come down and play the ball into. We're going to try to spread teams out a little bit more and play a little more pick and roll after a little bit of movement, play some catch-and-shoot and post up our smalls a little bit more.'

O'Neal suffered the injury on Thurday at Boston, where Glen 'Big Baby' Davis hit his hand while he was shooting. Television replays later showed Davis pulling on the thumb while defending O'Neal.

O'Neal had an MRI on the thumb on Saturday at The Cleveland Clinic. On Sunday, O'Neal and Cavaliers team physician Dr. Richard Parker visited Dr. Thomas Graham at the National Hand Center in Baltimore. Graham is a renowned hand surgeon who operated on former Cav Larry Hughes in 2006. The surgery will be at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. It will be performed by Dr. Graham, with Dr. Parker assisting.

The Cavs will update O'Neal's status after the surgery.

The Cavs had two All-Star centers at the start of the season and now they have none. Zydrunas Ilgauskas was sent to Washington in the deal that brought Jamison from the Wizards. Ilgauskas was released by the Wizards and will clear waivers and become a free agent on Monday. If he decides to re-sign with the Cavs, the earliest he can do so is March 22, according to league rules.

Ilgauskas' agent, Herb Rudoy, denied a report on on Sunday that he had told the Dallas Mavericks that Ilgauskas was going to re-sign with the Cavaliers as soon as possible.

Rudoy said he had not talked to Mavericks General Manager Donnie Nelson in days.

'No decision has been made,' Rudoy insisted in an email on Sunday night.

James, Varejao rest: James and Varejao received treatment on Sunday and did not practice. James suffered a bruised left thigh when he was kneed by the Raptors' Antoine Wright in the first half at Toronto on Friday.

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Grizzlies assign Hudson to D-League team in North Dakota - by Eurobasket News
A Memphis television station is reporting the Memphis Grizziles will re-assign rookie guard Lester Hudson (6'3''-G-84, college: Tennessee-Martin) to their NBA Developmental League in Bismarck, North Dakota this weekend.

Hudson will join fellow Grizzlies' rookie Hasheem Thabeet (7'3''-C-87, college: Connecticut) in the D-League. Thabeet was re-assigned there today.

The former UT Martin standout is averaging 2.3 points per game with

Hudson signed with the Grizzlies after the Celtics drafted him in the second round and released him during mid-season.

Neither the Wizards or the D-League have not confirmed Hudson's roster move at this point.

Thabeet is the highest ever draft pick sent down to the D-League.

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Sunday's games (8) review - by Eurobasket News
Washington W. - New Jersey N. 89-85
The 23-year Andray Blatche (6'11''-C-86) continued to thrive being the new leader of the Wizards, scoring a career-high 36 points and adding 15 rebounds in an 89-85 comeback victory over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday night. Al Thornton (6'8''-F-83, college: Florida St.) had 20 points and 8 rebounds, and Randy Foye helped with 16 points in this victory. In NJ Nets, Yi Jianlian shined with 20 points and 19 boards.

Toronto R. - Oklah.City T. 99-119
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) scored 29 points, Nenad Krstic (7'0''-C-83) had a rare 3-pointer and added 16 points and Oklahoma City rolled to its second straight blowout, beating the Toronto Raptors 119-99 on Sunday night. Andrea Bargnani and Sonny Weems delivered 14 points each in loss.

Miami Heat - Orlando M. 80-96
Rashard Lewis (6'10''-F-79, agency: Union Sports) scored 22 points and the Magic pulled together to beat the slumping Miami Heat 96-80 on Sunday night. Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) scored 17 points, and J.J. Redick 15 for the Magic, but the key to the game was that every player in the lineup had at least one field goal and two rebounds. In Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade collected 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

LA Clippers - Sacramento K. 92-97
Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) scored 22 points to help the Kings beat the Clippers 97-92 on Sunday night. The Clippers shot 37 percent and the points allowed was a season low for Sacramento, which entered the game fourth worst in the NBA in points allowed (106.5). Tyreke Evans top-scored with 22, Carl Landry (6'7''-F-83, college: Purdue) had 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Spencer Hawes delivered 16 pts and 9 boards in this victory. Drew Gooden collected 17 pts and 8 boards for the Clippers.

Phoenix Suns - San Antonio S. 110-113
Tim Duncan (6'10''-F-76, college: Wake Forest) and Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) had 21 points apiece, and Richard Jefferson scored 20 points off the bench. The Spurs got 16 points from Tony Parker as well. In the loosing squad, Amare Stoudemire had a season-high 41 points and 12 rebounds.

Denver N. - LA Lakers 89-95
Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 12 rebounds, helping the Lakers overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit and pull out a 95-89 victory. Ron Artest (6'7''-G-79, college: St.John's) had 17 and Pau Gasol added 15 points, plus 14 rebounds. Visitors got 21 pts from Carmelo Anthony.

Milwaukee B. - Atlanta H. 102-106 OT
Joe Johnson (6'8''-F-81, college: Arkansas) scored nine of his 24 points in overtime, Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks ended the Milwaukee Bucks' winning streak at six with a 106-102 victory Sunday night. Alfred Horford followed with 17 pts and 10 boards. In defeat, John Salmons collected 32 pts and 8 rebs.

N.Orleans H. - Dallas M. 100-108
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) scored 14 of his 36 points while playing all of the fourth quarter, including a 9-foot turnaround jumper after a turnover by Collison in the final minute, and the Mavericks pulled out a 108-100 victory Sunday night to extend their NBA-high winning streak to seven games. Caron Butler (6'7''-F-80, college: Connecticut) added 19 points and 5 rebounds. Darren Collison shined for the Hornets with 35 points.

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Cleveland C.
  Avg: 29.9
 1. James, Clevelan.29.9 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.8 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.5 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.0 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.7 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.2 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.5 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.23.0 
 10. Roy, Portland TB22.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.1 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Randolph, Memph.11.9 
 4. Lee, New York K.11.5 
 5. Bosh, Toronto R.11.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.11.4 
 7. Love, Minnesota T.11.2 
 8. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.2 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers11.0 
 10. Duncan, San A.10.9 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.2 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.1 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.10.0 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..7.9 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers7.8 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Harris, New J.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 7. Iguodala, Philadel.1.8 
 8. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.8 
 10. Bryant, LA Lakers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.8 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Bogut, Milwauke.2.3 
 4. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 5. Dalembert, Philad.2.1 
 6. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 7. Smith, Atlanta H.2.0 
 8. Lopez, New J.1.9 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.1.8 
 10. Andersen, Denver N.1.8 

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 36-21 
 2. Toronto R. 31-28 
 3. Philadelph.76 22-37 
 4. New York K. 20-39 
 5. New Jersey N. 6-53 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 47-14 
 2. Chicago B. 31-29 
 3. Milwaukee B. 30-29 
 4. Detroit P. 21-38 
 5. Indiana P. 20-39 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 41-20 
 2. Atlanta H. 38-21 
 3. Miami Heat 29-31 
 4. Charlotte B. 28-30 
 5. Washington W. 21-36 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 39-21 
 2. Utah Jazz 38-21 
 3. Portland TB 36-27 
 4. Oklah.City T. 35-23 
 5. Minnesota T. 14-47 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 45-15 
 2. Phoenix Suns 38-24 
 3. LA Clippers 24-35 
 4. Sacramento K. 20-39 
 5. Golde State W. 17-41 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 40-21 
 2. San Antonio S. 34-24 
 3. N.Orleans H. 31-30 
 4. Houston R. 30-29 
 5. Memphis G. 30-30 


Conference Championship Team qualified for NCAA Tournament - by Arnault Desira
It was Conference Championship game from Friday to Sunday. Here are a look to the team who won both their conference and the precious bid to 2010 NCAA D3 Tournament:

AMCC: Medaille (No. 1)
ASC: Mary Hardin-Baylor (No. 1)
CAC: St. Marys (Md.) (No. 1)
CCC: Gordon (No. 1)
Centennial: Franklin & Marshall (No. 1)
CCIW: Carthage (No. 1)
CSAC: Cabrini (No. 1)
CUNYAC: Brooklyn (No. 2)
Empire 8: Nazareth (No. 3)
GNAC: Albertus Magnus (No. 1)
HCAC: Defiance (No. 3)
IIAC: Central (No. 1)
Landmark: Merchant Marine (No. 1)
Little East: Rhode Island College (No. 1)
Liberty League: St. Lawrence (No. 1)
MAC Commonwealth: Albright (No. 2)
MAC Freedom: DeSales (No. 1)
MASCAC: Bridgewater State (No. 1)
MIAA: Hope (No. 2)
MIAC: Carleton (No. 4)
MWC: St. Norbert (No. 1)
NAC: Maine-Farmington (No. 1)
NATHCon: Aurora (No. 2)
NCAC: Wooster (No. 1)
NEWMAC: Clark (No. 5)
NESCAC: Williams (No. 1)
NJAC: William Paterson (No. 1)
NWC: Whitworth (No. 1)
OAC: Wilmington (No. 2)
ODAC: Guilford (No. 2)
PAC: Grove City (No. 1)
SCAC: Centre (No. 1)
SCIAC: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (No. 1)
Skyline: Purchase (No. 3)
SLIAC: Westminster (Mo.) (No. 1)
SUNYAC: Plattsburgh State (No. 1)
UAA: Washington U. (No playoff)
USA South: Christopher Newport (No. 3)
WIAC: UW-Stevens Point (No. 2)

Here are some details about the team who was not favourite in their conference :

Empire 8: One of the big upset come from Empire 8 where Nazareth #3 seeded in Conference playoff defeated N22 and rival St John Fisher 65-64. Corey McAdam (6'2''-G) missed 2 three-throws with 7 seconds left. It is the second time in 3 years Nazareth will go to NCAA D3 Tournament.

HCAC: Another big surprise came from Defiance who upset N23 Anderson in HCAC Championship Game and gain it automatic bid for NCAA Tournament.

MIAC: Carleton created another surprise in MIAC Champonship Game with a win over the Gusties 78-71 in Overtime. It took 26 years for the Knights to come back to NCAA Tournament.

NEWMAC: The biggest upset in 2010 came from #5 Clark who defeat N13 MIT 71-59 in semifinal and then Worcester Polytech in Championship Game 74-68.

Skyline: #3 Purchase takes the ticket to NCAA Tournament with a win in final over Old Westbury 79-62. It is the sixth straight victory for the Panthers.


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Eskeland, Ulriken25.5 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso23.8 
 3. Williams, Tromso21.7 
 4. Karlsen, Asker19.7 
 5. Skaara, Baerum19.4 
 6. Djerman, Gimle18.9 
 7. Bullock, Gimle18.2 
 8. Mahnin, Asker17.8 
 9. Kombat, Froya17.6 
 10. Oatis, Baerum17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Oatis, Baerum12.2 
 2. Woodson, Harstad11.0 
 3. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.3 
 4. Djerman, Gimle9.0 
 5. Bullock, Gimle9.0 
 6. Kombat, Froya8.1 
 7. Karlsen, Asker8.1 
 8. Williams, Tromso7.7 
 9. Gaff, Asker7.7 
 10. Livas, Tromso7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.1 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.8 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.3 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.1 
 5. Ble, Harstad4.0 
 6. Jawara, Froya3.9 
 7. Woodson, Harstad3.7 
 8. Hinsch, Ammerud3.7 
 9. Eskeland, Ulriken3.5 
 10. Issalhi, Tromso3.2 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.5 
 2. Myhrer, Harstad2.2 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.1 
 4. Lancaster, Gimle1.8 
 5. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 6. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 7. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.7 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken1.7 
 9. Karlsen, Asker1.6 
 10. Issalhi, Tromso1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.1 
 2. Gaff, Asker1.7 
 3. Williams, Tromso1.4 
 4. Kombat, Froya1.3 
 5. Woodson, Harstad1.2 
 6. Karlsen, Asker1.0 
 7. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 8. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 9. Bolinz, Asker0.6 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulriken0.6 

BLNO Round: 1 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Tromso - Gimle 91-68
Tromso overcame Gimle 91:68 in the Semi-Finals Game 1. Anthony Williams (203-F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Cent.Florida) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Lawrence Matthew followed him with 20 points an 7 rebounds. Lancaster Ryan replied with 24 points in defeat, Bullock Peter netted 13 while Djerman Ivan collected 11 points and 13 boards.

Asker - Ammerud 84-60
Asker opeend their Semi-Finals with the win over Ammerud 84:60. Ronny Karlsen (203-F-78, college: Independence CC) stepped up with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts, while Gaff Eric notched 13. Troni Fitim finished the night with 13 points in the losing effort.


PBL Standings
 1. Capitanes 11-2 
 2. Halifax R. 9-3 
 3. Rochester R. 9-3 
 4. Lawton Ft.SC 7-2 
 5. Vermont FH 4-6 
 6. Manchester 4-8 
 7. Buffalo S. 3-8 
 8. Maryland G. 2-8 
 9. Quebec Kebs 1-10 

Latest games - by Eurobasket News
Halifax R. - Vermont FH 105-111
Vermont FH stole one from Halifax Rainman, winning the game 105-111. Dwuan Rice (5'11''-G, college: CSU Bakersfield) and Jawan Bailey (6'8''-F, agency: Union Sports, college: Incarnate World) scored 19 points apiece while Aaron Cook added 18 points for the winners. The Rainman got 28 points from Tony Bennettm while Eric Crookshank and Gary Ervin added 23 and 20 points respectively.

Rochester R. - Manchester M. 128-124
In a basket shootout Rochester hosted Manchester Millrats and came away with 128-124 win. Jerice Crouch (6'0''-G-84, college: Chattanooga) had 34 points in this game while Glen Dandridge added 28 points. On the other side, Eric Glichrese poured in 28 points in loss.

Capitanes - Lawton Ft.SC 97-105
Lawton Ft. SC was better than Capitanes 97-105. Brandon Dean (6'2''-G-79, college: Arkansas) had 22 points while Elvin Mims (6'5''-G/F-79, college: S.Mississippi) followed with 19 points for the winning side. Hosts got 34 points from Elias Ayuso (6'3''-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) while David Cortes chipped in 22 but that was still not enough for a win in this one.

Capitanes - Quebec K. 91-70
Capitanes cruised past Quebec Kebs having no problems to win the game 91-70. Elias Ayuso led the rout with 23 points while Haakim Johnson (6'7''-C, college: Pikeville) and Omar Alvarado chipped in 13 points apiece. On the other side, Jaamal Wise and Samuel Audet-Sow led Quebec with 16 points apiece.

Buffalo S. - Rochester R. 91-105
Rochester also recorded home win, as they have beaten Buffalo Stampede 91-105. Visiting team was led by Glen Dandridge (6'6''-F-85, college: Lambuth) and Donielle Davis (6'4''-F-81, college: Anderson) who scored 19 and 15 points respectively. For Buffalo, Andy Robinson had 19 points while Corey Herring added 18 in this one.

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elias AYUSO
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes23.2 
 2. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 3. Anderson, Manchest.21.7 
 4. Bronson, Manchest.21.0 
 5. Sherrill, Maryland.20.5 
 6. Bennett, Halifax R.20.4 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 8. Brown, Buffalo S.18.8 
 9. Reyes, Capitanes18.7 
 10. Cortes, Capitanes18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes17.7 
 2. Aubry, Capitanes14.1 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.13.5 
 4. Cunningham, Maryland.11.8 
 5. Demasi, Vermont FH10.6 
 6. Brown, Buffalo S.10.5 
 7. Wise, Quebec K.9.7 
 8. Ross, Buffalo S.9.2 
 9. Johnson, Rocheste.9.0 
 10. Bronson, Manchest.8.8 
Assists Per Game
  Manchester M.
  Avg: 6
 1. Anderson, Manchest.6.0 
 2. Rice, Vermont FH6.0 
 3. Ervin, Halifax R.5.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Capit.5.8 
 5. Bowden, Lawton F.5.6 
 6. Daniels, Lawton F.5.4 
 7. Crouch, Rocheste.5.4 
 8. Price, Buffalo S.4.8 
 9. Robinson, Buffa.4.0 
 10. Gamble, Buffalo S.3.9 
Steals Per Game
  Rochester R.
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.7 
 2. Fortier, Quebec K.2.4 
 3. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 4. Bowden, Lawton F.2.0 
 5. Crouch, Rocheste.2.0 
 6. Stewart, Manchest.2.0 
 7. Rice, Vermont FH2.0 
 8. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 9. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 10. Hollyfield, Roches.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeffrion AUBRY
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Aubry, Capitanes1.7 
 2. Crookshank, Halif.1.6 
 3. Thomas, Maryland.1.5 
 4. Bailey, Vermont FH1.4 
 5. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.4 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.1.2 
 7. Marshall, Lawton F.1.1 
 8. Daniels, Lawton F.1.0 
 9. Philippe-M., Quebec K.0.9 
 10. Bailey, Rocheste.0.9 

Millrats Frenzied Rally Falls Short - by Richard
The Manchester Millrats and Rochester RazorSharks took center stage in the first ever Premier Basketball League contest at Lundholm Gymnasium on the campus of University of New Hampshire on Sunday evening. After being down by as many as 27 in the second quarter, the Millrats stormed back in the second half but fell just short of winning the shootout, 128-124.
The game sported three players associated with the host school: former UNH backcourt members Eric Gilchrese (6'0''-G-87, college: New Hampshire) and Tyrece Gibbs (6'3''-G-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: New Hampshire) of the Millrats played once again on their old stomping grounds, while Rochester's Keith Friel, son of the late former UNH Head Coach Gerry Friel, returned to Durham to perform in front of his hometown crowd.
The Millrats reeled off 10 straight points to pull within five after the first two minutes of the half. Manchester stayed within firing range of Rochester and was only down two,126-124, with two seconds to go, but Rochester made the final two free throws to ice the win.
Eric Gilchrese netted 28 points and dished out 5 assists to lead the Millrats in his homecoming. Charles Bronson also recorded a near double-double with 19 points and 9 boards. Last week's PBL Player of the Week, Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Massachusetts) also added 17 to go along with 5 assists. Jerice Crouch led all scorers with 34, while and Glen Dandridge poured in 28 for Rochester
source: PBL


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. MMKS DG 22-5 
 2. Zastal ZG 22-6 
 3. Siarka T. 20-6 
 4. Big Star 19-9 
 5. Spojnia S. 18-10 
 6. LKS Lodz 16-11 
 7. Start Lublin 14-12 
 8. Sokol L. 14-13 
 9. Znicz Basket 14-14 
 10. Trefl SSA 10-16 
 11. Zubry 10-17 
 12. Gornik Wal. 9-19 
 13. MOSiR Krosno 9-19 
 14. Tempcold AZS 8-19 
 15. Sudety JG 7-20 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 5-21 

Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Astoria 22-2 
 2. SKK Siedlce 19-4 
 3. Norgips 19-5 
 4. Nowy Dwor Gd. 18-7 
 5. Zuraw Gn. 16-10 
 6. Tur B.Podl. 15-8 
 7. Harmattan 15-10 
 8. MMKS SIDEn 13-11 
 9. Basket Kw. 12-10 
 10. Assec.Prokom 3 9-15 
 11. Korsarz 8-16 
 12. AZS Olsztyn 7-16 
 13. Unibet Legia 5-16 
 14. Zyrardowianka 5-18 
 15. OSSM W-wa 2-18 
 16. OSSM Sopot 0-20 
Group B
 1. AZS Szczecin 17-1 
 2. Open Basket 17-3 
 3. AZS PP Poznan 16-2 
 4. Pogon Prudnik 16-12 
 5. AZS Kutno 13-7 
 6. Ksiezak 11-8 
 7. Nysa Klodzko 10-6 
 8. Stal Ostrow 8-10 
 9. AZS PO Opole 7-10 
 10. MKS Skiern. 7-12 
 11. Obiekty Wrocl. 7-12 
 12. Slask Wroclaw 5-14 
 13. OSSM Wroclaw 2-18 
 14. KKS Siechnice 0-18 
Group C
 1. Unia Tarnow 20-3 
 2. Rosasport 19-1 
 3. AZS PR Radom 14-8 
 4. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 14-8 
 5. Cracovia 13-7 
 6. MCKiS Jaw. 11-6 
 7. UMKS Kielce 10-9 
 8. Komtek 8-11 
 9. Alba 8-11 
 10. MKS Limanowa 8-13 
 11. Pogon Ruda Sl. 7-6 
 12. Staco Niepol. 5-14 
 13. Mickiewicz 5-17 
 14. Wisla Krakow 3-18 
 15. OSSM S.Wola 1-20 

DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.6 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 3. Day, ISS Sportino19.1 
 4. Mays, Znicz18.8 
 5. Chappell, Znicz18.4 
 6. Swanson, AZS K.18.4 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.18.1 
 8. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 9. Miller, Polonia Azbud17.2 
 10. Weeden, Polpharma16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.2 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.8.8 
 3. Chappell, Znicz8.4 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.3 
 5. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 6. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 7. Okafor, Polpharma7.4 
 8. Kesicki, ISS S.7.2 
 9. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.2 
 10. Bigus, Polonia 20117.1 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.8 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.5.7 
 4. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.1 
 5. Brazelton, Energa C.4.9 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.7 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.4 
 8. Hughes, Polonia .4.0 
 9. Joyce, Anwil4.0 
 10. Mays, Znicz3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton DAY
  ISS Sportino
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Day, ISS Sportino2.5 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.4 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.2.3 
 4. Godbold, Stal SW2.2 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.2 
 6. Chappell, Znicz2.2 
 7. Szubarga, Anwil2.0 
 8. Angley, Polpharma2.0 
 9. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 10. Mays, Znicz1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Polonia 2011
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.8 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.6 
 3. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 4. Kesicki, ISS S.1.2 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 6. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.1 
 7. Wyka, Znicz1.1 
 8. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.0.9 
 9. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 10. Kulig, Polpharma0.8 

Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  Avg: 21
 1. Celej, Start Lublin21.0 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.20.4 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star19.0 
 4. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.7 
 5. Mazur, Spojnia S.17.7 
 6. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.0 
 7. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 8. Kulikowski, Zubry15.9 
 9. Piechowicz, MMKS D.15.7 
 10. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Zastal ZG
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.10.2 
 3. Lopatka, Asec.Pro.9.9 
 4. Storozynski, Asec.P.9.8 
 5. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.7 
 6. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.7 
 7. Kulikowski, Zubry9.2 
 8. Czech, Sudety JG9.1 
 9. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.7 
 10. Mis, Siarka T.8.7 
Assists Per Game
  Spojnia S.
  Avg: 8
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.8.0 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.5 
 3. Basinski, MMKS D.4.9 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.9 
 5. Baran, Siarka T.4.7 
 6. Rapucha, Zubry4.7 
 7. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.7 
 8. Pacocha, Big Star4.3 
 9. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.2 
 10. Szczypka, MMKS D.4.1 
Steals Per Game
  Zastal ZG
  Avg: 3
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.0 
 2. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.9 
 3. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.7 
 4. Basinski, MMKS D.2.4 
 5. Stoklosa, Spojn.2.4 
 6. Nowak, Znicz B.2.3 
 7. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.3 
 8. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.2 
 9. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.2 
 10. Krupa, Siarka T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.3 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.3 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.1.9 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.4 
 5. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.3 
 6. Marculewicz, Zubry1.3 
 7. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.2 
 8. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.2 
 9. Czech, Sudety JG1.1 
 10. Salamonik, Big Star1.0 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Bassett, Craiova22.5 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.21.0 
 3. Bubanja, Brasov19.5 
 4. Pesic, Timisoara18.8 
 5. Peciukas, Mures18.5 
 6. Santana, Municipal B.17.9 
 7. Mack, Steaua T.17.9 
 8. Dzambic, Timisoara17.8 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.17.6 
 10. Mandic, Oradea17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  CSU Sibiu
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Herndon, CSU Sibiu10.3 
 2. Harvey, Craiova9.9 
 3. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.4 
 4. Masiulis, Mures9.2 
 5. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.9.0 
 6. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.3 
 7. Waterstradt, Munici.8.3 
 8. Miskovic, CSU S.8.2 
 9. Trim, Rovinari8.1 
 10. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.6 
 2. Cooley, Mures5.4 
 3. Dzambic, Timisoara5.0 
 4. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.7 
 5. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.6 
 6. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 7. Bassett, Craiova4.4 
 8. Mladenovic, Brasov4.3 
 9. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.1 
 10. Dawson, Gladiato.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  CSU Sibiu
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.6 
 2. Cooley, Mures2.5 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan2.5 
 4. Maric, Oradea2.2 
 5. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.1 
 6. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.1 
 7. Smith, CSU Sibiu2.0 
 8. Mack, Steaua T.2.0 
 9. Fometescu, Dinamo B.2.0 
 10. Hargrove, Ploiesti1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.4 
 2. Lazar, Oradea2.1 
 3. Herndon, CSU Sibiu1.6 
 4. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 5. Dragovic, Craiova1.6 
 6. Bubanja, Brasov1.1 
 7. Wiggins, Steaua T.1.1 
 8. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 9. Vajda, Mures1.0 
 10. Trim, Rovinari1.0 

BC Arges Pitesti sign Bambale Osby - by Eurobasket
BC Arges Pitesti added to their roster 24-year old American forward Bambale Osby (203-F-86, college: Maryland). Osby played most recently at Allianz Swans Gmunden (Austria). While playing 7 games for Gmunden this season he averaged 2.4ppg and 1.9rpg. Osby is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Austria, Germany and Israel.
Bambale particpated in Eurobasket Summer League in New York in 2008 and he was Finalist and was awarded: All-Eurobasket Summer League in New York Team -08
in his first game with BC Arges Pitesti, Osby played 19 minutes and scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Standings - Superleague B
B Superleague Standings
 1. N.Novgorod 27-3 
 2. Revda 22-9 
 3. Saransk 22-11 
 4. Severstal 20-10 
 5. Lok.Novos. 17-13 
 6. Spartak-P. 16-14 
 7. Ural Ekater. 14-17 
 8. Rjazan 13-15 
 9. Chelabinsk 11-19 
 10. Naltchik 10-18 
 11. Magnitogorsk 9-21 
 12. Irkutsk 8-22 
 13. Tambov 8-24 


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Superfund 17-2 
 2. Radnicki O. 14-5 
 3. Crnokosa 14-5 
 4. Smederevo 13-6 
 5. Jagodina 11-8 
 6. Mladost CA 11-8 
 7. Zeleznicar I. 10-9 
 8. FMP II 8-10 
 9. Vojvodina 8-11 
 10. Vrbas 7-12 
 11. Jug Vranje 7-12 
 12. Zdravlje 5-14 
 13. Partizan II 5-14 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-16 

Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Panic, Metalac19.8 
 2. Jorovic, Borac17.3 
 3. Markovic, Tamis17.1 
 4. Markovic, Napredak16.9 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.16.9 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.1 
 7. Martinic, Vojvodina15.8 
 8. Micevic, Borac15.6 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad15.4 
 10. Micic, Napredak15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.3 
 2. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 3. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.4 
 4. Buric, Tamis6.4 
 5. Borovcanin, Sloga6.2 
 6. Lukovic, Radnic.6.1 
 7. Jelovac, Mega V.6.1 
 8. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.6.0 
 9. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.0 
 10. Jorovic, Borac5.9 
Assists Per Game
  Proleter Naft.
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.1 
 2. Kocergin, Masinac4.4 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad4.3 
 5. Martinic, Vojvodina4.0 
 6. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 7. Korac, Beograd4.0 
 8. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.7 
 9. Prolovic, Borac3.6 
 10. Radulovic, Masinac3.3 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Martinic, Vojvodina2.3 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.1 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 6. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 7. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 8. Tomasevic, Vojvo.1.6 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga1.6 
 10. Stajic, Tamis1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Mega Vizura
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 2. Buric, Tamis1.1 
 3. Lukovic, Radnic.1.1 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.1 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac1.0 
 6. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 7. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.9 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Radenkovic, Metal.0.6 
 10. Bjegovic, Masinac0.6 

Serbian B league, Round 19 (Regular season) - by Zoran Popovic
In Round 19 of Serbian B league Crnokosa was better rival of guests from Obrenovac. In the second quarter, Crnokosa players made break and advantage which they savet till the end of the match. The most efficient player was Sanel Mukanovic who scored 26 points.

Superfund continues with good games. Marko Kandic (203-F-79, agency: 011 Sports) again led his team with 34 scored points. Guests from Cacak were equal rival only in the first quarter. In the rest of the match Superfund had full control of game and result.

After great first half of guests from Jagodina and advantage of +12 points, Vizura Smederevo made break in the third and fourth quarter and won very imporatan match for them. The most efficiant player was Popadic with 20 scored points.

Newcomer in Serbian B league won as a guest in Novi Sad. Result from first half help them to second half play more relaxed and save previous advantage. The most efficient player was Djuric with 19 points and for Vojvodina Kitanovic scored 22 points.

Zdravlje showed more desire to won south Serbia derby. Zdravlje player has controlled result during the all match and there was no doubt who will win. The most efficient player was Trajkovic with 25 scored points.

Crnokosa Radnicki 80:75 (16:16, 27:19, 22:23, 15:17)
Crnokosa: Nikic, Jeftic 16, Pavlovic, Djurovic, Bratic 6, Petronijevic 6, Marinkovic 7, Mukanovic 26, Karaklajic, Kovac 8, Belic, Masalusic 11.
Radnicki: Brankov 12, Tripkovic 7, Celebic, Raickovic 4, Huskic, Sisic 3, Mijovic 7, Koprivica 12, Boricic 7, Stanimirovic 17, Huskic, Raic 6.

Superfund BP Mladost 107:88 (24:24, 25:20, 27:22, 31:22)
Superfund BP: Djoric 14, Filipovic 5, S. Zivkovic, Sindjelic 10, A. Zivkovic 8, Malidzan 7, Simic, Veinovic 13, Kandic 34, Susa 6, Petrovic 5, Matic 5.
Mladost: Papic 5, Gajovic 16, Nirovic 1, Azanjac, Popovic 31, Avramovic 7, Stefanovic 3, Dukanac 13, Martinovic, Gujanicic 4, Sataric 6, Todorovic 2.

Vizura Smederevo - Jagodina 73:64 (17:18, 14:25, 23:10, 19:11)
Vizura Smederevo: Sparovic 18, Vranic 10, Antic, Kovacevic, Nastic 4, Rnic 9, Zivanovic 10, Popadic 20, Vujovic, Micic 2, Jakovljevic, Ermenc.
Jagodina: V. Radmanovac 18, N. Radmanovac 7, Radulovic, Gladanac 12, Milosevic, Krstic, Simic, Markovic 7, Milutinovic 3, Acimovic 3, Filipovic 14, Kovacevic.

Vojvodina ZelezniCar 67:71 (14:19, 17:21, 16:11, 20:20)
Vojvodina: Djuric 4, Hajdukovic 1, Pap 9, Knezevic, Drakulic 5, Pastornjicki, Tesic, Bjelica 13, Pavkovic 7, Roncevic 6, Kitanovic 22.
eleznicar: Novakovic 2, Jerkovic 2, Djuric 19, Perovic 7, Mihajlovic 10, Gugleta 4, Jojic 4, Grujic 3, Zivkovic, Petrovic 5, Ivanis 15, Opsenica.

Zdravlje - Jug 82:73 (21:19, 19:14, 21:21, 21:19)
Zdravlje: Trickovic 4, Radojkovic, Stojanovic, Mirasevic 5, Savic 8, Trajkovic 25, Radivojevic 12, Ilic 2, Paunovic, Andrejevic 14, Tasic, Kocic 12.
Jug: Lepojevic, Zlatanovic 9, Antic 7, Tesanovic, Mitic 14, P. Stevanovic 14, N. Stevanovic 17, Stankovic 2, Stojkovic 10, Popovic, Jovanovic, Radisavljevic.

A League: Round 23 review - by Eurobasket News
Beograd - Proleter Naft. 73-63
Beograd closed Round 23 with 73-63 home win against Proleter Naftagas. Dragan Kruscic (198-F-86) stepped up for the winners with 18 points, while Branko Andzic (201-F-82) added one point less. In defeat, Filip Vukosavljevic collected 22 points and 12 boards. Beograd 15-8, Proleter 13-10.

KG 06 - Vojvodina 57-88
Vojvodina cruised past KG 06 in style for 15-8 record. Ivan Miceta (205-C/F-81, agency: 011 Sports) came up with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Goran Martinic (186-G-87, agency: BeoExcell) and Nenad Tomasevic netted 17 points each. In KG 06 (1-22), Ivan Milosevic delivered 10 pts.

Ergonom - Radnicki Basket 71-76
Radnicki Basket grabbed valuable win for the survival in Serbian top division. Bojan Subotic (206-F/C-90) exploded in this game with 31 points and 7 rebounds. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) had 19 pts and 6 boards. In Ergonom, Radenko Mihajlovic netted 18 pts. Radnicki Basket 7-16, Ergonom 4-19.

Sloga - Masinac 83-79
The winner had couple of players in a game mood against Masinac, with Nikola Razic (200-F-75, agency: Court Side) leading the way with 16 pts. Nemanja Dasic (191-F-86) followed with one point less and three players were behind him netting 13 pts each. Balas Sanjin collected 20 points and 5 boards in defeat. Sloga 11-12, Masinac 9-14.

Novi Sad - Metalac 71-58
Miljan Rakic (195-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) was the leading player in this victory with 18 points. Maksim Kovacevic (199-G/F-87) had 12 points and 6 boards, while Dusko Bunic and Bojan Ljubojevic added 10 pts each. Visitors got 25 points and 5 rebs from Vladimir Panic. Novi Sad 14-9, Metalac 15-8.

Borac - Napredak 85-72
18-5 for the top-ranked Borac and 12-11 for Napredak after this game. Nikola Micevic (196-G-82) stepped up for the hosts with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Djordje Micic (195-G-83) replied with 18 points in defeat.

Tamis - Mega Vizura 59-56
Tamis escaped with tiny home win against Mega Vizura improving its score to 16-7 (second place). Dejan Buric (204-C-81) led Tamis with 17 points and the same number of rebounds. Bojan Stajic (198-G-84) netted 12 pts. In Mega Vizura (11-12), Stefan Jelovac shined with 16 points and 7 boards.

Kyle Hill can join Hemofarm - by Eurobasket News
Kyle Hill (188-G-79, college: E.Illinois) is expected to join Hemofarm soon. The 30-year-old guard started the season in Alicante. He tallied 5.9 points, 1.2 boards and 1.1 assists per game in the LEB Gold. Last season Kyle Hill also spent in Alicante. His stats however were way stronger as the guard notched 12.0 points, 2.4 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.6 steals per appearance. Kyle Hill used to play in France, Greece, Italy, Croatia and Bosnia.


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Fears, Prievidza23.1 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova20.6 
 3. Polakovic, Svit18.1 
 4. Bosak, Prievidza17.7 
 5. Nicholson, Pezinok16.5 
 6. Stojanovic, Vahost.16.5 
 7. Polakovic, Inter B.16.1 
 8. Mroz, Nova Ves16.0 
 9. Jackson, Pezinok16.0 
 10. Laco, Svit15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pawel MROZ
  Nova Ves
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Mroz, Nova Ves8.8 
 2. Nicholson, Pezinok8.1 
 3. Szalay, Prievidza7.8 
 4. Skara, B.Bystrica7.5 
 5. Tomek, Nitra7.5 
 6. Cvitanovic, Svit6.8 
 7. Polakovic, Svit6.6 
 8. Madaj, Komarno6.4 
 9. Dorazil, B.Bystrica6.3 
 10. Batka, Nova Ves6.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 9
 1. Bannister, Komarno9.0 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova7.4 
 3. Scott, Nitra5.1 
 4. Jefferson, Nova Ves4.5 
 5. Fears, Prievidza4.4 
 6. Immink, B.Bystrica3.7 
 7. Grznar, Levice3.4 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok3.4 
 9. Bosak, Prievidza3.1 
 10. Demecko, Nova Ves3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Edward SCOTT
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Scott, Nitra2.7 
 2. Zavodny, Vahost.2.6 
 3. Fears, Prievidza2.2 
 4. Zilik, Inter B.2.0 
 5. Jackson, Pezinok2.0 
 6. Glavinic, Handlova2.0 
 7. Ravasz, Inter B.1.9 
 8. Mielczarek, Nova V.1.9 
 9. Kucsa, Inter B.1.8 
 10. Demecko, Nova Ves1.8 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Polakovic, Svit0.8 
 2. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 3. Cvitanovic, Svit0.7 
 4. Bosak, Prievidza0.6 
 5. Klar, Levice0.6 
 6. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 7. Gudelj, Komarno0.6 
 8. Bajic, Svit0.5 
 9. Klar, Komarno0.5 
 10. Glavinic, Handlova0.5 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
  CAI Zaragoza
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.1 
 2. Morley, Burgos17.8 
 3. Donaldson, La La.17.4 
 4. Riera, Mallorca17.2 
 5. Hughes, Leon16.3 
 6. Guillen, La Laguna15.9 
 7. Roe, Tenerife15.6 
 8. Quinteros, CAI Z.15.5 
 9. Blanch, Mallorca14.8 
 10. Rabaseda, Cornella14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
  La Laguna
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.9 
 2. Starosta, Melilla9.9 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.0 
 4. Arteaga, Palencia8.2 
 5. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.2 
 6. Adrien, Breogan8.1 
 7. Humphrey, Leon7.6 
 8. Coleman, Breogan7.4 
 9. Phillip, CAI Z.7.4 
 10. Padgett, La Palma7.3 
Assists Per Game
  Vive Menorca
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.5.1 
 2. Cherry, Caceres4.8 
 3. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.4 
 4. Mena, La Palma4.0 
 5. Jimenez, Melilla3.7 
 6. Perez, Cornella3.6 
 7. Garrido, La Laguna3.2 
 8. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.3.1 
 9. Bernabe, Leon3.0 
 10. Riera, Mallorca3.0 
Steals Per Game
  CAI Zaragoza
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.2.8 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.6 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.2 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.1.9 
 6. Boccia, Tenerife1.8 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.8 
 8. Garcia, La Palma1.8 
 9. Urtasun, Leon1.7 
 10. Perez, Cornella1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.9 
 3. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 4. Donaldson, La La.1.5 
 5. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 6. Joseph, Cornella1.4 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.3 
 8. Samb, Cornella1.3 
 9. Green, Mallorca1.0 
 10. Roe, Tenerife1.0 


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
 1. Eagles 17-1 
 2. Akropol 17-1 
 3. Blackeberg 13-6 
 4. Haga Haninge 12-7 
 5. Talje 9-10 
 6. Lidingo 9-10 
 7. Uppsala KFUM 8-10 
 8. Lulea Steel 8-11 
 9. BG Lulea 7-12 
 10. Hallsta 7-12 
 11. Alvik Basket 2-15 
 12. Polisen 2-16 
 1. Nassjo 15-2 
 2. Hoganas 13-1 
 3. Srbija 11-7 
 4. Norrkoping BK 10-6 
 5. Sanda 9-7 
 6. Jonkoping 7-9 
 7. Fryshuset 6-9 
 8. Eos 5-11 
 9. Solna Branten 5-12 
 10. Kvarnby 4-12 
 11. Kalmar 4-13 


Fribourg defend League Cup title - by Eurobasket News
Fribourg nipped Lugano 79:78 to defend their League Cup title. It is the fourth straight success for Fribourg at the tournament. They prevailed against Boncourt 85:77 in the semifinal clash on Saturday. Lugano paved their way into the decider with an 80:67 win over Starwings.
The defending champions got to a slightly better start to the game. Well-balanced offence helped Fribourg to gain a 19:17 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Lugano stayed close in the second period but could not surge ahead. They trailed by 3 points 36:39 at the interval. The third stanza turned things around for the Tigers. Led by Michael Efevberha (196-G-84, college: Cal.St. Northridge) Lugano finally managed to put their noses in front. They outgunned their opponents 23:15 for a 5-point lead into the fourth quarter. Fribourg however quickly reacted and started to erase the deficit in the fourth frame. It all came down to the final seconds when Fribourg proved deadlier from the stripe sealing the victory at the end.
Edwin Draughan (196-G/F-82, college: Yale) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Dave Esterkamp (200-F-78, college: Bowling Green) and Oliver Vogt (209-C-80) contributed 15 points apiece for Fribourg. Michael Efevberha replied with 19 points for Lugano. Derek Stockalper (198-G/F-84, college: Cal Poly - SLO) provided 14 points, 5 boards and 4 assists in defeat.


Chang`ombe Boys overwhelm Vijana - by Carlos Pereira
Chang`ombe United piled misery on bitter rivals Vijana in the ongoing Dar es Salaam regional basketball league match after posting a 54-49 win at the National Indoor Stadium on Saturday.

It was the match that pitted teams that are out of the race for title contention for the closing season as the two sides hardly surprised fans after opting for slow pace to highlight a formality game.The tension-gripped encounter had to be halted for some minutes late in the last quarter after a section of Changombe United fans invaded the court and threw in objects to protest referees decisions.Despite trailing their opponents in the first quarter, Changombe United showed composure and slowly took command of the game and never looked back thereafter.A 12-8 point lead that Vijana claimed in the first quarter gave their fans some moments of joy but they were then eclipsed by noisy Changombe United fans, who dominated the stadium with their trademark banging of the stands and trumpet blowing.

Changombe United were 33-26 points up at the breather, thanks to a series of well executed three-pointers slotted in by Adam Jegame and other team mates.

Vijanas trio of Said Khamis, Dotto Zephania, John Mcharo and Sunday Matondo simply could not find way past determined Changombe United defence that thwarted out several attempts on the teams hoop, forcing Vijana to try scoring from outside three-point zone.

Tension almost mounted over in the third quarter when Vijanas centre Obote Mwambongo came up in arms with his opposite number Mohamed Makani of Changombe United after the latter complained of having been fouled.

The two big men had to be rested on separate occasions for the remaining part of the game to avoid chaos but tension still lingered on.

The battle for the trophy in the mens category has now been tghrown open to favourites Savio, ABC, Oilers, Pazi and defending champions JKT.


Trinidad and Tobago take a step up in the basketball world - by Albert-Lee Young
History will be made this summer when T & T men and women take to the hard-courts for international tournaments.

At the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) AGM held in the British Virgin Islands, it was announced that the number of teams competing at the 2010 Centrobasket Mens Championships would be increased from eight to ten.

This was welcomed news for the president of the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Brian Manning who was in attendance at the meeting.

Trinidad & Tobago was one of the two national teams added to the competition. Qualification was based on their fourth-place finish at the 2009 CBC Championships held in Tortola, BVI. The other national team was Belize from the CONCOBA region.

It is almost 20 years since a Trinidad & Tobago mens basketball team participated at the Centrobasket Championships. And this year both the mens and womens teams will play at the championships.

In the absence of the pre-qualifying 2009 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Women's Championship, the top eight teams in the 2008 tournament were selected to compete in 2010. Trinidad & Tobagos womens team gained an automatic spot having secured a fifth-place finish in 2008.

Brian Manning, youngest ever president of the T & T Federation, is very excited and optimistic about his countrys participation at this years tournament, which is tentatively scheduled to be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from July 5-11.

The mens tournament qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympics), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and the top three for the 2011 Pan American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.

In addition, the T&Ts womens basketball team have secured a spot for the 2010 CAC Games.

Taking part in these tournaments is a major achievement for Trinidad & Tobago and the Federation is optimistic about its teams prospects of securing a qualifying spot given their performances at the previous tournaments.

It is also felt that the tournaments will inspire young players and provide an important catalyst for the enhancement of the sport in this twin-island republic in the southern Caribbean.


Landesberg nominated for Naismith Trophy - by Albert-Lee Young
Sylven Landesberg, University of Virgina sophomore guard, is one of the 30 student-athletes selected by the Atlanta Tipoff Clubs Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T.

The Board comprised of leading basketball journalists from around the US and based its criteria on player performances this season.

Also included in the list are five other players from the ACC where Landesberg competes. They are Al-Farouq Aminu of Wake Forest; Trevor Booker, Clemson; Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech; Jon Scheyer, Duke; and Geivis Vasquez, Maryland.

The Naismith Trophy is the most prestigious national basketball award and is given annually to the mens college basketball player of the year. On March 21, CBS will announce the four Naismith Trophy finalists during its first-round coverage of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament.

Meanwhile in Utah, Jamal Fenton and his University of New Mexico Lobos registered their 15 consecutive Mountain West Conference win, 83-8, against Brigham Young University on Saturday to claim at least a share of the conference title.

The win also gave UNM the No. 1 seed over BYU in the MWC Tournament. UNM will play either Wyoming or Air Force in the first round of the tournament on Thursday, March 11, in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday in front of a sold-out crowd at the home court, The Pit, the Lobos can claim the outright title with a win over TCU.

Over in NY, Akim Neverson scored a game high 22 in Queens College 77-72 loss to C.W. Post College on Senior Night, February 27. His teammates Khaleef Allicott, Gerald Eugene and Greg Tull were recognized for their four years at QC in a pre-game ceremony.

During the contest there were several activities which helped fans of both teams raise $386 for the Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Development Fund.

In Nebraska,7 Rundell Mague posted up 4pts, 4rebs & 4blocks in 22 mins as North Platte Community College beat Western Nebraska in close contest, 67-64, to win the East Sub-Region Title. With the victory, head coach O'Connor secured his 500th career win.

Up in North Dakota, Moriba DeFreitas chipped in with 4points as Williston State College secured the top seed for the Mon-Dak Conference Tournament with a 91-77 win over Dawson Community College.


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.25.6 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.1 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld21.7 
 4. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 5. Abi, ITU20.8 
 6. Curtis, Beykoz20.1 
 7. Kan, Yesilyurt19.0 
 8. Hairston, Duzce G.18.3 
 9. Mutaf, FMV I.18.1 
 10. Karamahmut, Usak18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt12.8 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.4 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz11.4 
 4. Egemonye, Optimum .11.4 
 5. Ibekwe, Genc B.11.3 
 6. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.3 
 7. Eiukwu, Usak10.9 
 8. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 9. Mims, Istanbul.10.1 
 10. Gray, Gelisim9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Kan, Yesilyurt5.9 
 2. Sancar, ITU5.4 
 3. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.4 
 4. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.1 
 5. Gacemer, Gelisim4.8 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.6 
 7. Fisher, Akcakoca P.4.5 
 8. Hot, Akcakoca P.4.4 
 9. Tutuncu, Beykoz4.4 
 10. Senol, Final Genclik4.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.1 
 2. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.4 
 3. Fisher, Akcakoca P.2.3 
 4. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.2 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom2.1 
 6. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.1 
 7. Mutaf, FMV I.2.0 
 8. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.0 
 9. Goktas, Genc T.1.9 
 10. Ozseven, TED I.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.4 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.1 
 4. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 5. Hairston, Duzce G.2.0 
 6. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 7. Egemonye, Optimum .1.8 
 8. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 9. Mims, Istanbul.1.6 
 10. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.5 

Selcuk Universitesi has signed Terrance Thomas (TB2L) - by Baha Kurtulus
The most pretentious team in TB2L Group A, Selcuk Universitesi Konya supported its roster with Terrance Thomas (198-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Baylor) before play off at the last day of import player transfer. According to the procedures, only one import player can take place in match roster. The primary goal of Selcuk Universitesi Konya is final four and following that their aim is raising to TBL.

2008-2009: Bakersfield Jam (D-League): 50 games: 9.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.1 apg
2009-2010:Potros ITSON (Mexico-LNBP) : 22 games : 21.9 ppg, 8 rpg, 3 apg

TB2L: Round 19 review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Vestel - Final Genclik 86-77
Vestel hosted Final Gencilk and came up on top with ease 86-77. Cihan Amasyali (191-G/F-83, agency: EM-PA) and Sercan Topcu (185-G-85) had 17 points apiece for hosts, while Emre Ozpulat followed with 13 points and 13 rebounds. For Final Gencilk, Mustafa Gucyetmez poured in game high 22 points.

Gelisim - Beykoz 78-69
Gelisim and Beykoz played a close game in which hosts prevailed 78-69. Arif Erhan Kocamis (196-F-86) scored 20 points while Marquise Gray (203-C-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Michigan St.) followed with double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds. For visiting side, Gokhan Suter had 14 points in loss.

Hacettepe Un. - Trabzonspor 51-58
Trabzonspor managed to steal on from their hosts Hacettepe, winning the contest 51-58. Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson) had 10 points for the winners while, Firat Aydemir (187-G-80) and Melih Kabakci added 9 points each. For hosts, Jermaine Dearman had double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Yeni Nesil - Selcuk Univ. 63-106
Selcuk rolled over their hosts Yeni Nesil, winning the contest 63-106. Azizcan Ozdemir (201-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) led the rout wth 16 points while Halit Gulveren (204-C-88) and Antonio Meeking chipped in 14 and 13 points respectively. On the other side, Omer Kaan Gogus had 16 points and 11 rebounds in loss.

Duzce Genclik - Istanbul B.B. 66-83
Istanbul BB had an easy job at Duzce Gencilk as they secured 63-83 away win. Sezgin Eris (185-G-85) led the way for winning side with 19 points, while Dogan Deniz Yigit (89) and Erdem Bilmen chipped in 16 and 15 points respectively. For hosts, Bars Erdogan had 19 points in loss.

Pertevniyal - Orman Genc 77-72
Ali Isik (205-F-90) scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Orhan Haciyeva (89) added 20 points to go along with monster 19 rebounds, leading Pertevniyal 77-72 win over Orman Genc. For visitors, Henry Dobie had 26, while Ertun Bozkurt chipped in 17 points.

Group B
Pamukkale - Yesilyurt 63-76
Yesilyurt also won away from home, as they managed to beat Pamukkale 63-76. Engin Elhan (204-C/F-79) scored 20 points for winners while Admir Kan (185-G-83) chipped in 13 points to go along his 10 rebounds. On the other side, Pamukkale was led by Sahin Ekmen and Kaan Isbilen who scored 15 points each whit latter also grabbing 12 rebounds.

Genc Telekom - Olin Genclik 70-67
Genc Telekom hosted Olin Genclik and after a close fight managed to record 70-67 win. Hosts got 23 points from Can Ugur Ogut (92), while Petrev Onguner chipped in 12 points. For visitors, David Dixon had 18, while Ozgun Onver and Barkin Cinar added 14 points each.

ITU - Genc Banvit 93-84
ITU hosted Genc Banivt and recorded 93-84 win thanks to play of Ogun Sevinc (198-F/G-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) and Johnny Dukes (203-F-84, college: San Bernardino CC) who scored 22 and 20 points respectively. On the other side, Genc Banvit was led by Ekenechukwu Ibekwe who poured in 21 points and 13 rebounds.

Akhisar Bld - Akcakoca P. 88-84
Evren Yenice (205-C-79) had 17 points while Hilmi Cantopcu (195-F-83) added 16, as they helped Akhisar Bld record 88-84 home win over Akcakoca. For visitors, Albert Fisher poured in 30 points while Halil Kutzura and Deniz Gokay chipped in 15 points apiece.

Usak - FMV Isikspor 70-85
FMV Isikspor managed to record 70-85 win over their hosts Usak. Can Mutaf (193-G-91) poured in 24 points while Adnan Sevda (86, agency: EM-PA) followed closely with 18 of his own for the winning side. Hosts got 14 point and 10 rebound effort from Calistus Eiukwu.

TED Istanbul - Optimum TED 73-72
TED Istanbul needed to work very hard in order to overcome Optimum TED 73-72. Jermont Horton (198-G-83, college: Rutgers-Newark) poured in 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Alican Guney (198-G/F-89) added 10 points. For Optimum TED, Benson Egemonye had 17 points and 12 rebounds in loss.


Valentin Voronin became the Head Coach of the Khimik - by Eurobasket News
Valentin Voronin became the Head Coach of the Ukrainian Khimik. Another Khimik's fiasco, it became the last for Dmytro Bazelevskyi as a head coach of this team. Khimik officially introduced a new head coach. Valentin Voronin has experience in Ukraine as starting from year 2001 he coached MBC Odessa (Ukraine), then Vozko Voznesensk and then Lvovskaya Politekhnika Lvov. In 2008 he became All-Ukrainian Superleague Coach of the Year and last year reached Ukrainian UBL Semifinals. Khimik will play Dnipro Azot on March 2nd.

Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Avg: 22.8
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk22.8 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot20.6 
 3. Thomas, Fe.20.5 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv19.5 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik18.8 
 6. Atanackovic, Gryfo.17.8 
 7. Sparks, Hoverla17.7 
 8. Curry, Azovmash17.5 
 9. Daniels, Azovmash17.2 
 10. Williams, Halychyna17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles THOMAS
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Thomas, Fe.11.7 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla11.7 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv8.0 
 4. Rizvic, Azovmash7.5 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 6. Hunter, Fe.7.3 
 7. Finn, Halychyna7.1 
 8. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 9. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv6.7 
 10. DeGroat, BC Odessa6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Crowe, Dnipro6.7 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.6.5 
 3. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.6 
 4. Karim, DniproAzot5.4 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik5.4 
 6. Sparks, Hoverla5.2 
 7. Love, Mykolaiv4.9 
 8. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.7 
 9. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.1 
 10. Curry, Azovmash4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. House, Azovmash2.8 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro2.2 
 3. Sparks, Hoverla2.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 5. Curry, Azovmash1.9 
 6. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 7. El-Amin, Budivelnyk1.9 
 8. Mitchell, Khimik1.8 
 9. Zabirchenko, BC Ky.1.7 
 10. Shemosyuk, Pulsar1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.8 
 2. Rizvic, Azovmash2.3 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv2.0 
 4. Balashov, BC Odessa1.6 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot1.6 
 6. Agafonov, Khimik1.4 
 7. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 8. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.1 
 9. Sokur, DniproAzot1.1 
 10. Ulyanko, Pulsar1.0 

Maceo Baston in Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News
Maceo Baston (206-F-75, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan) will continue his basketball career in Ukraine. The 34-year-old forward signed deal with Budivelnyk Kyiv. Maceo Baston spent the last season in the NBA. He tallied 2.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game for the Indiana Pacers. Earlier the forward had stints with the Raptors, Joventut Badalona in Spain and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. Maceo Baston also played for the Quad City Thunder in the CBA. There the forward was named the CBA Defensive Player of the Year back in 2000. Baston helped Maccabi reach Euroleague Final in 2006.

SuperLeague: Top-5 players of the week - by Platon Khegai
SuperLeague selected a Top-team of the week:

Jason Crowe (193-G-76, college: Cal.St. Northridge) of Dnipro (@ Hryfony, vs. Hoverla): 22.5 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 30.5 ranking.
Gerrod Henderson (192-G-78, college: Louisiana Tech) of Budivelnyk (@ Dnipro-Azot, @ Ferro-ZNTU): 19 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1.5 steals, 19 ranking.
Maksym Pustozvonov (200-F-87, agency: Promotex) of BC Kyiv (vs. Ferro-ZNTU): 27 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, a steal, 25 ranking.
Charles Thomas (203-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Arkansas) of Ferro-ZNTU (@ Kyiv, vs. Budivelnyk): 24.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 28 ranking.

Daniel McClintock (212-C-77, college: N.Arizona) of MBC Mykolaiv (@ Khimik, vs. Odesa): 24.5 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, 33.5 ranking.


Eagles Edge Cup Semi - by Andy Webb
Newcastle Eagles gained the advantage in the first leg of the BBL Trophy Semi Final, over arch rivals Everton Tigers, as they just about held on to an 89-85 win, thanks to a tremendous fourth quarter. Everton had led by nine points midway through the final period but a 24-11 burst from the Eagles to finish the game, capped off by a Charles Smith (198-F-75, college: Rider) three pointer, ensured that the Eagles go into the second leg next Friday in Merseyside with a slight advantage.

Everton had dominated the early exchanges, as Trey Moore torched his old club from behind the three point line to establish an 11-15 lead. However, the Eagles then went on a 16-3 run to go 27-18 up after the first period, quickly extending this to 31-18, but a 9-3 burst from the Tigers to close the first half saw them cut Newcastles lead to 40-37 at the half.

After a fairly even third quarter, Moore put the Tigers ahead 55-56, and Chris Haslams basket right before the penultimate period closure saw the scoreboard read 62-64. Dominant play from the games top scorer, former Eagle Olu Babalola (31 points) in the fourth quarter saw the Tigers establish a 65-74 lead, but the Eagles clawed their way back into the game, with Darius Defoes dunk putting them back in the lead at 85-83. Despite a Moore lay up late on in the fourth as Everton threatened to trail by just one point, Smiths three pointer for the home side that secured the win could prove to be vital in their bid to reach the BBL Trophy Final and defend their crown.

The Tigers also experienced defeat at the hands of Glasgow Rocks 71-90, on Friday evening. The Rocks then went on to convincingly beat Marshall MK Lions 108-78, whilst Cheshire Jets had no trouble dealing with PAWS London Capital, beating them 104-76, and Airwaves Plymouth Raiders made it two wins from two games, as they continued their fine form from their 91-95 defeat of Capital, to beat Guildford Heat 96-95 at Guildford Spectrum on Sunday. As well as the Capital-Raiders encounter, Saturday also saw Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders move up to fourth place with an 82-76 victory over the Jets, behind 19 points and 10 rebounds from big man Jason Johnson. Worthing picked up a huge 86-84 win over fellow Playoff chasers, Worcester Wolves, and Essex Pirates dream of causing the upset of the season with a win over Newcastle Eagles, looked promising early on, but the Eagles eventually triumphed 104-117.

Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Sheffield S. 22-4 
 2. Newcastle E. 22-5 
 3. Scottish R. 17-8 
 4. Leicester R. 15-11 
 5. MK Lions 14-10 
 6. Everton T. 14-11 
 7. Cheshire J. 14-12 
 8. Worthing T. 13-13 
 9. Guildford H. 10-17 
 10. Worcester W. 9-15 
 11. Plymouth R. 8-17 
 12. Essex Pirates 4-22 
 13. London C. 3-20 

Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.27.5 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.25.0 
 3. Patton, Sheffiel.21.0 
 4. Wierzbicki, Leices.20.9 
 5. Yanders, Scottish.20.6 
 6. Harrison, MK Lions20.3 
 7. Moore, Everton T.20.0 
 8. Valencia, Plymouth R.19.9 
 9. Toney, Sheffield S.19.3 
 10. Martin, Guildford H.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tafari TONEY
  Sheffield S.
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Toney, Sheffield S.11.1 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.10.6 
 3. Rodrigo, Essex P.9.2 
 4. Rowe, Plymouth R.8.8 
 5. Janusauskas, London C.8.3 
 6. Richard, Worthing.8.3 
 7. New, MK Lions7.6 
 8. Gariba, London C.7.5 
 9. Bratton, Worthing.7.3 
 10. Valencia, Plymouth R.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony MARTIN
  Plymouth R.
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Martin, Plymouth.7.9 
 2. Sapp, Scottish R.7.3 
 3. Moore, Everton T.5.5 
 4. Patton, Sheffiel.5.0 
 5. Drakeford, Guildfor.4.8 
 6. Yanders, Scottish.4.6 
 7. Bell, Everton T.4.3 
 8. Westbrooks, Leices.4.3 
 9. Jackson, Newcastl.4.2 
 10. Cook, Sheffield S.4.1 
Steals Per Game
  Everton T.
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moore, Everton T.2.5 
 2. Babalola, Evert.2.4 
 3. Peterson, Cheshire.2.3 
 4. Middleton, Worceste.2.2 
 5. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.2 
 6. Sapp, Scottish R.2.0 
 7. Lasker, Plymouth.2.0 
 8. Normantas, Worceste.2.0 
 9. Adu, Essex Pirates2.0 
 10. Jivens, London C.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Worthing T.
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.1 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.1.8 
 3. Hanke, Scottish R.1.7 
 4. Toney, Sheffield S.1.6 
 5. Young, Cheshire J.1.2 
 6. Morris, MK Lions1.1 
 7. Holmes, MK Lions1.0 
 8. Janusauskas, London C.1.0 
 9. Flournoy, Newcastl.0.9 
 10. Disy, Worcester W.0.9 


USBA will tip off on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 with sixteen teams - by USBA Media
USBA will tip off on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 with sixteen teams

Atlanta, Ga. (March 1, 2010) ---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is ready for its inaugural season. Opening day is scheduled for April 7, 2010. The league will field 16 teams housed in 3 divisions. Permanent home gymnasiums of each individual team are complete. 'We see no economic challenges between now and the beginning of the season, we will tip off on Wednesday night, April 7, 2010, we have agreements in place to use gymnasium for all of our teams, the colleges and universities that we planned to occupy this year, understood the challenges we faced in 2009 and they graciously permitted the league to renew their commitment to play at their facilities', said USBA president and C.E.O Duane Allen Jenkins. 'We have arenas set in each city; we will disclose the locations in the very near future.'

The 2010 regular season will begin on April 7, 2010 and end on July 3, 2010. There is a mid season All Star Classic Game slated for May 22nd and May 23rd, 2010. The Championship game is scheduled for July 11, 2010. Both the All Star game and the Championship game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The top four teams in each division will secure playoff positions. The Willie Joe Hunter Memorial Championship Trophy will be awarded to the top team.

The league will continue its partnership with churches, civic groups and charitable organizations in each individual team city. The USBA announced its continuation of their support to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America and the USMC Toys for Tots. The league is also extending a very special invitation to children in foster care each city and children housed in juvenile detention centers. The league has authorized each team to conduct educational contest between clubs to select children to be official ball girls and boys. 'We'll invite all groups who help children to contact the league and well issue complimentary tickets to these groups to our home games. The selected children to be the ball kids will receive $25.00 apiece per game for their services,' said Jenkins.

The league has three divisions, the Atlantic, the Appalachian and the Southern. The divisions make up the Southeastern Conference. 'With the economy stabilizing, its full steam ahead,' said USBA vice president of basketball operations, Kenneth Green. This is a prime opportunity for us to activate the league. 'We'll have an opportunity to get to know our fans and supporters in each city. We want our fans to be able to have ample access to the coaches and players', said Green. A National Player Tryout Combine is scheduled for March 6, 2010. An Open House, Job Fair and Individual tryouts for each team will be held on March 13th and 20th, 2010 in each team city.

The leagues season ticket packages are now available. The season ticket promotion is called the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza; the promotion is available in each city. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league made 1200 single season tickets available in each city for this promotion. 'This collaborated effort includes the USBA, the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., and many of the leagues partners, sponsors and advertisers,' said Jenkins.

The league has set the price of $105.00 per season ticket. Each season ticket comes with admission to all fifteen home games and fifteen free single game tickets; this also includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24-inch x 36-inch full color poster with the basketball team or the dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 30, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance). 'We designed the USBA basketball games to be family friendly, our promotions, our entertainment and our prices will fit right into anyones budget,' said Jenkins

According to the league, each season ticket holder will be automatically included in a raffle sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc. 'We're very excited about this promotion. Not only do fans get a chance to see high quality basketball at affordable prices, but also there is the chance to win a new car, a trip to see an NBA game and to go on a Disney World vacation.'

The prize list is as follows:

* Grand Prize: 2010 Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis LS
(one automobile and a $40.00 Quik Trip, BP, RaceTrac or local fuel company weekly gas card for one year, will be given away in each USBA team city, 18 total league wide),

* 2nd Prize: Disney World Family Vacation
(Family of four, rt airfare on Delta Airlines, transfers to and from the airport, daily Disney World Park passes, meals and lodging at a Disney World theme park hotel included, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide),

* 3rd prize: The NBA Extravaganza
( Trip for two to an NBA game, round trip airfare on Delta Airlines, overnight stay at Marriott Hotel, one day car rental from Enterprise, dinner for two at Outback Steak House and breakfast for two at International House of Pancakes, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide.)

* 4th Prize: The Schwinn Bicycle Explosion
(Six mens, six womens, six boys and six girls ten speed bicycles, 24 given away at each USBA team city, 432 total league wide)

* 5th Prize: The Outback Steak House Family Feast
(A $60.00 gift card, 25 given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

* 6th Prize: Russell Athletic Team Polo Shirts
(25 shirts will be given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

The Grand prize drawing for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener, the drawings for the other prizes will be held at a special pre-game show. 'As far as we know, this is the biggest and most extravagant season ticket promotion in the history of minor league sports,' said Jenkins. Fans can visit our website at for rules and disclaimers about the raffle and the United States Basketball Association. 'We plan to begin our first season with a bang. All of our games will be geared toward top notched basketball competition, family fun and entertainment surrounded in a faith based environment, our goal is to offer each community a great experience proclaimed, Mr. Jenkins. For more detailed information, call or email the USBA league office at (678) 966-9993 or . For further information on the USBA go to .

2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza Rules and Disclaimer:

Purchase of a season ticket to any 2010 USBA team necessary to be included in the raffle drawing. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is the sponsor of this promotion. This promotion is open to all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and the District of Columbia who purchase a season ticket during this promotion. This promotion ends April 6, 2010 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. USBA employees, family member of USBA employees, team members, Season Ticket Extravaganza sponsors, their employees and their families are ineligible to participate in this promotion. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this promotion. One entry in raffle per season ticket purchased. No other restrictions apply. No substitution of prizes. Prizes are not refundable or transferable. Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and /or gratuity associated with prizes won in this promotion. Odds of winning any prize in this promotion will be determined in direct relation of the number of season tickets sold during this promotion. (Example: 1200 season tickets sold per USBA team season, Grand Prize winning odds are 1200 to 1, 2nd prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 3rd Prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 4th Prize winning odds are 50 to 1, each, 5th prize winning odds are 48 to 1, 6th Prize winning odds are 48 to 1. The USBA has set aside 1200 season tickets per USBA team city to be sold, a total 21,600 league wide. Odds of winning a prize in this promotion are derived on a per city basis only. If the same individual purchases two season tickets for the 2010 basketball season and before April 5, 2010 the odds will increase to give the ticket holder double the chance of winning a prize. This promotion is a USBA Youth Outreach sponsored event. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) not for Profit Company. Single ticket purchases are not included in this promotion. 2nd and 3rd Prizewinners must make travel reservation through the USBA. Travel blackout periods may effect certain travel dates. All NBA games must be east of the Mississippi River and in the Continental United States. Grand prizewinners will have a choice of color. There is no time limit for any of the travel prizes, gift card or any other prize in this promotion. Promotion is void where prohibited by law

USBA change sign up procedure for National Combine on March 6, 2010 - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (March 1, 2010)---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) will host its national basketball player combine as part of the process for filling its 2010 inaugural basketball season team rosters. 'The combine is scheduled to be held at the Woodruff Physical Activity Building on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia,' said USBA Vice President of Basketball Operation Kenneth Green. The combine will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010. 'We have changed our sign up procedure, we have been inundated with request for sign up and we accept all qualified applicants, to be fair to everyone, registration will be changed to the morning of March 6, 2010,' said Green. The combine will be open to all qualified basketball players. The registration period was originally set as February 22, 2010 thru March 5, 2010. Now players are required to pre-register beginning at 8:30 am Saturday, March 6, 2010 and all players will be accepted at registration. Registration forms will be made available from the leagues website.

The sign up period for the combine was originally set to begin on February 22, 2010, however, according to league sources the change was made to better accommodate participants. 'Agnes Scott College is a fine gymnasium and they have great facilities, however we have heard from basketball players that they would rather sign up on the day of the Combine.' ' We are a new league and we are responsible to our prospective players, we want our players to feel comfortable with our procedures.'

'We are working tirelessly in our pursuit to find the best players available for all USBA teams; this will enable us to provide our fans the very best minor league professional basketball players from day one,' said USBA President and C.E.O., Duane Allen Jenkins . 'This national search for players and our combine is a truly special and unique opportunity for all of our coaches to evaluate basketball players to fit their style of play in one place and at one time,' continued Jenkins.

Basketball players will participate in scrimmage games and will be evaluated by the leagues coaching staff and invited scouts. USBA coaching staff will then select the players to try out for their local team. USBA individual team tryouts are scheduled for March 13, 2010 and March 20, 2010. Players will be charged a fee of $75.00 to participate in the combine. The league will waive the all fees for team individual tryouts for the players who participate in the combine. 'Basketball players will need to have a minimum of two years experience on the collegiate level to be invited to both the combine and the individual team tryouts. All Combine participants will be invited to a local team try out preseason camp,' said Green

Players participating in the combine will receive a tee shirt, lunch from Subway and a video taped disc of the days events. Deer Park will provide bottled water to the players and coaches. Trainers and paramedics will be on hand to assist participants.

The basketball games during combine will be officiated by league referees. 'We have a prime opportunity to expose these players to the crews that will officiate the USBA games,' said USBA Supervisor of Officials, Simmie Lavender. 'The minimum experience of my officials is the NCAA division two level; we have quite a few people that referee in the NCAA division one and currently registered with the D-League.' The USBA uses NBA rules and regulations.

The USBA has sixteen teams in three divisions. The teams are spread out over nine southern states and the District of Columbia. Please refer to the league website at Combine signup will begin March 6, 2010 at 8:30 are and will continue until all participants are registered. Complete instruction on player registration, confirmed site location and hotel reservation information will be made available on the league website on March 3, 2010. According to the league, the registration period was changed to allow more time for college players whose teams may not be invited to the NCAA tournament. The USBA utilizes medium to small college and university gymnasiums for the home location of their teams. All USBA coaches will be on hand to evaluate players. Coaches will have the option to sign players to an agreement or invited them to an additional tryout with their local team.

Basketball player compensation package includes; $350.00 per week, $25.00 sponsor paid appearances, 25% commission on sponsorship sales, a daily meal at Golden Coral Buffet Restaurant, workman compensation and housing, when needed. Each team plays a thirty game schedule, fifteen home games and fifteen games away.

About the United States Basketball Association----The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is a mid spring thru early summer mens professional basketball league. The league headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The league as eighteen teams split into three divisions, spread out over ten southern states and the District of Columbia. Basketball players, coaches, dance team members and game day staff could be catapulted to enjoy further opportunities in the National Basketball Association Developmental League (NBADL), as well as exposure to other reputable professional basketball leagues from around the world. League website is .


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 5-2 
 2. Guaros 4-0 
 3. Panteras 4-2 
 4. Cocodrilos 4-2 
 5. Trotamundos 4-3 
 6. Gaiteros 3-2 
 7. Gigantes 2-3 
 8. Guaiqueries 2-5 
 9. Toros 1-4 
 10. La Guaira BBC 0-6 


Women News

  AUSTRIA - Women  

Flying Foxes clinch Chevrolet Cup title - by Eurobasket News
Flying Foxes celebrated the Chevrolet Cup title. They held off Wels 79:42 in the title game. Crista Ricketts (185-F-85, college: La Salle) was named the MVP of the Cup Final Four. She dropped 20 points in the Final game to lead Flying Foxes to the victory.
Flying Foxes did all they could to kill the intrigue in the first half. Their dominance was pretty obvious as they outgunned Wels 23:3 in the first ten minutes. Wels added just 5 points in the second quarter as Flying Foxes built a massive 47:8 advantage at the big break. Things started to work out for Wels offensively in the second half. But it was too late to try to threaten their opponents. Flying Foxes stayed well in control of their own fate and rolled to the victory at the end. Olga Solnyshkina (194-C-88, agency: LBM Management) and Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) produced 15 points each for the winners. Dietz added 14 points for Flying Foxes. Heidi McNeill (191-F-86, college: Washington) responded with 10 points for Wels. Gavrilova and Zopf notched 7 points each in the losing effort.


Baltic League Standings
 1. Lemminkain. 4-0 
 2. Minsk-2006 4-2 
 3. Berezina 3-2 
 4. Tim-Scuf 3-2 
 5. Eclex Tallin 2-2 
 6. Victoria 1-5 
 7. BC Star 0-4 

Last Games of February - by Eurobasket News
Ukrainian TIM-SCUF overcame BC Minsk 2006 82:80. The hosts opened the game with 19-11 in the opening quarter and added 22-18 in the second period. Moreover they enjoyed 16-11 in the third period, while BC Minsk 2006 nailed 40 points in the last stanza to reduce to the minimum. Tim-Skuf however managed to keep the score for good. Nataliia Gavryliuk top-scored for the winners with 22 points as the hosts are with 2-2 record. Yana Shkarpeta (178-F-87) followed her with 18 and Inna Faskhudinova posted 17. Anzhela Duboiskaja and Galina Ignatovich responded with 17 points each in defeat.
Lemminkainen celebrated another victory in Baltic League beating TLU/VOLTA 94:49 in Lithuania. The hosts started with 28-7 in the first period, however the Estonian side responded with 19-14 in the second quarter. Lemminkainen produced 27-7 in the third quarter for the bigger lead and finished the game with 25-16 in the last stanza. Egle Siksniute (196-F/C-91) paced all the winners with 23 points as her side is with 3-0 record. Rima Margeviciute (186-F-81, college: Liberty) netted 17 and Rita Milieskiene (175-G-78) added 10. Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) replied with 13 points in defeat and Nele Laurimaa (179-F-93) posted 7.

TIM-SCUF -BC Minsk 2006 82:80 ( 19 : 11, 22 : 18, 16 : 11, 25 : 40 )
TIM-SCUF: Nataliya Gavrylyuk (178-F-90) 22, Yana Shkarpeta 18, Inna Faskhudinova 17
BC Minsk 2006: Anzhela Duboiskaja 17, Ignatovitch Galina 17

Lemminkainen - TLU/VOLTA 94:49 ( 28 : 7, 14 : 19, 27 : 7, 25 : 16 )
Lemminkainen: Egle Siksniute 23, Rima Margeviciute 17, Rita Milieskiene 10
TLU/VOLTA: Jana Rannaveski 13, Nele Laurimaa 7

  BELGIUM - Women  

Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Sint Kateline 2-0 
 2. Waregem 2-0 
 3. Dexia 2-0 
 4. Ieper 2-1 
 5. Jeugd Gentson 1-1 
 6. Point Chaud 1-1 
 7. R.Spirou M. 1-1 
 8. Houthalen 1-2 
 9. BBC Boom 1-2 
 10. N.Namur 0-3 

  BENIN - Women  

Akiode Hope 4 Girls clinic holds in Lagos - by Olusegun Ikuesan
In an effort of giving back and contribute to the development of basketball in Nigeria, ex-international, Mobolaji Akiode has concluded arrangement to stage the second edition of the Hope 4 Girls Basketball clinic/seminar next month in Lagos.

The 2010 edition of the clinic/seminar will take centre stage from March 5th through 10th at the Rowe Park, Sports Centre, Yaba, where raw talents are expected to be discovered.

According to Akiode, initiator of the annual developmental programme, which first edition was held last year in Abeokuta, Ogun State with a consortium of coaches and instructors from Nigeria and the United States of America, this years edition is being staged in conjunction with the Lagos State Basketball Association, LSBBA and is to commiserate with the victims of the recent Jos crisis.

'Hope for Girls 2010 will be staged in Lagos and we are most humble that the Lagos Basketball Association, LSBBA honoured us to be part of their sporting calendar and also to express our sympathy with the people of Jos, Plateau State that lost their loved ones in the recent crisis,' She said.

Akiode, who is a member of the Nigeria senior women national team, DTigress team that won FIBA Africa Championship for Women in 2005 in Abuja revealed that arrangements have been concluded to bring a coach and five players from Jos for the clinic/seminar, as a mark of respect to the soul of the dead, so that they can participate in the clinic.

She disclosed that as part of the programme, an All-Stars Game will be played in the evening of 3rd March with Yolanda Griffith, a WNBA player, who will be the Special Guest during this years clinic, adding that during the clinic the young girls will be taught on skills building, hygiene and other rudiments of the game.

'Our target is eight schools among other randomly selected players between 12-18 years to work with and groom to be sports inclined, especially basketball. These schools will train other players daily. We intend to encourage and expose these players to the latest technique of the game,' the former Nigeria international concluded.

It was gathered that the programme will be aired on ESPN worldwide and be watched by over 200 countries across the globe.

Akiode Hope 4 Girls clinic holds in Lagos - by Olusegun Ikuesan
In an effort of giving back and contribute to the development of basketball in Nigeria, ex-international, Mobolaji Akiode has concluded arrangement to stage the second edition of the Hope 4 Girls Basketball clinic/seminar next month in Lagos.

The 2010 edition of the clinic/seminar will take centre stage from March 5th through 10th at the Rowe Park, Sports Centre, Yaba, where raw talents are expected to be discovered.

According to Akiode, initiator of the annual developmental programme, which first edition was held last year in Abeokuta, Ogun State with a consortium of coaches and instructors from Nigeria and the United States of America, this years edition is being staged in conjunction with the Lagos State Basketball Association, LSBBA and is to commiserate with the victims of the recent Jos crisis.

'Hope for Girls 2010 will be staged in Lagos and we are most humble that the Lagos Basketball Association, LSBBA honoured us to be part of their sporting calendar and also to express our sympathy with the people of Jos, Plateau State that lost their loved ones in the recent crisis,' She said.

Akiode, who is a member of the Nigeria senior women national team, DTigress team that won FIBA Africa Championship for Women in 2005 in Abuja revealed that arrangements have been concluded to bring a coach and five players from Jos for the clinic/seminar, as a mark of respect to the soul of the dead, so that they can participate in the clinic.

She disclosed that as part of the programme, an All-Stars Game will be played in the evening of 3rd March with Yolanda Griffith, a WNBA player, who will be the Special Guest during this years clinic, adding that during the clinic the young girls will be taught on skills building, hygiene and other rudiments of the game.

'Our target is eight schools among other randomly selected players between 12-18 years to work with and groom to be sports inclined, especially basketball. These schools will train other players daily. We intend to encourage and expose these players to the latest technique of the game,' the former Nigeria international concluded.

It was gathered that the programme will be aired on ESPN worldwide and be watched by over 200 countries across the globe.

  BOSNIA - Women  

Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Zeljeznicar 16-0 
 2. Jedinstvo 14-3 
 3. Celik 14-4 
 4. Sloboda 13-5 
 5. Borac ML-IEFK 10-7 
 6. Banovici 8-9 
 7. Brotnjo 94 7-10 
 8. Tomislav 5-11 
 9. Igman 4-14 
 10. Trebinje 2-15 
 11. Brcko 1-16 

  BULGARIA - Women  

Standings - Women
NBL Standings
 1. Dunav 13-2 
 2. Lukoil 12-3 
 3. Montana 2003 9-5 
 4. Beroe 2007 7-7 
 5. Minor 3-13 
 6. Slavia 0-14 

  CROATIA - Women  

Sibenik and Gospic demolishes oppnents - by Zeljko Zule
League Play-Off started with a 90-point road win of Sibenik and Gospic CO crushed Medvescak by 47 points. Ina Marin (170-G-86) in her debut scored 22 points.
PGM Ragusa Sibenik Jolly JBS 23-113 (12-18, 6-33, 2-33, 3-29; Petrovic 6, Stojanovic 4, Stankovic 7, Coic 6 - Cakic 12, Balic 11, Lokas 10, Veselovski 16, Aleksic 4, Misura 17, Roje 7, Bura 14, Ivankovic 9, Popovic 13.
Medvescak-Gospic CO 56-103 (16-33, 12-24, 11-27, 17-19; Meznaric 2, Cuncic 15, Music 2, Packovski 3, Begic 1, Badanjak 30, Majstorovic 3 - Ivezic 21, Matic 8, Jelavic 19, Vrsaljko 2, Salopek 6, Augustine 17, Thomas 4, Marin 22, Bogoje 4).
Studenac Omis-Croatia 2006 68-54
(20-11, 18-15, 12-16, 18-12; Buzov 6, Vrvilo 2, Javorcic 22, Seric 9, Vrkic 2, Dilber 16, Sesnic 11 - Bedalov 10, Valentic 6, Dikic 6, Brkljacic 3, Ilijanic 11, Erak 16, Bosnjak 2).
League Play-Out - Round 2:
Tresnjevka-Plamen Pozega 55-70
Mamic 14, Mihaljevic 7, Jularic 4, Badrov 4, Dakovic 3, Lelas 11, Dzankic 7, Mlinaric 5 - M.Lovric 13, P.Lovric 5, Bozic 18, Tosic 3, Dukic 5, Ercegovic 7, Bilic 19).
Biska Pula-Zadar 90-83 (Dukic 20, Premasunac 16, Cvjetkovic 5, Todorovic 12, Modric 17, Ramljak 20 - Sikiric 10, Majstorovic 13, Jericevic 21, Erslan 6, Blazevic 15, Mestrovic 7, Aksamovic 9, Rogosic 2).
Agram-Split 84-62.
Standings: Plamen Pozega 9-3, Split 8-4, Zadar 7-5, Biska Pula 7-5, Agram 5-7, Tresnjevka 0-12.

  DENMARK - Women  

Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Amager 2-0 
 2. SISU 1-1 
 3. Aabyhoj 1-2 
 4. Horsholm 1-2 
Group B
 1. Falcon 2-1 
 2. Vaerlose 2-1 
 3. Lemvig 2-2 
 4. Virum 1-2 
 5. Horsens 1-2 
Stage One Standings

  EUROLEAGUE - Women  

Cindy Lima strengthens Ros Casares - by Eurobasket News
Cindy Lima (192-C-81) is going to play for Ros Casares. The Spanish centre has agreed on terms of contract with the Spanish champion. Cindy Lima started the season in Latvia. She tallied 7.9 points, 6.8 boards and 2.3 steals per Euroleague game with TTT Riga. Later Cindy Lima moved to Cyprus to join AEL Limassol. She notched 5.5 points and 6.5 boards in EuroCup. Last season Cindy Lima played in Spain. She scored 7.1 points and grabbed 5.8 rebounds for San Jose Leon in the Spanish League. In EuroCup Lima accounted for 4.4 points and 5.8 rebounds.

  FINLAND - Women  

Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Shanika FREEMAN
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.7 
 2. Lee, PeKa21.2 
 3. Haynes, FoA20.5 
 4. Bailey, FoA18.4 
 5. Robinson, Huima17.8 
 6. Pounds, HoNsU16.8 
 7. Pellom, FoA16.6 
 8. Johnson, HoNsU16.6 
 9. Glover, Huima16.5 
 10. Mitchell, Kerava E.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Robinson, Huima14.2 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.12.8 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU12.3 
 4. Solovyeva, Catz11.0 
 5. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.7 
 6. Moua, Kerava ET10.7 
 7. Glover, Huima10.5 
 8. Haynes, Espoo Team10.3 
 9. Green, PeKa9.8 
 10. Freshour, S-Hameen.9.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Kesanen, Catz3.4 
 2. Robinson, Huima3.4 
 3. Green, PeKa3.3 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU3.3 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.8 
 6. Moua, Kerava ET2.7 
 7. Small, Huima2.5 
 8. Piipari, Catz2.5 
 9. Bailey, FoA2.4 
 10. Lee, PeKa2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Lee, PeKa3.4 
 2. Green, PeKa2.7 
 3. Pounds, HoNsU2.7 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU2.7 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.3 
 6. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 7. Reshetko, Catz2.2 
 8. Johnson, HoNsU2.1 
 9. Haynes, FoA2.0 
 10. Robinson, Huima2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephanie JONES
  Avg: 0.6
 1. Jones, PeKa0.6 
 2. Lehtoranta, PeKa0.5 
 3. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 4. Haynes, FoA0.5 
 5. Jahilo, FoA0.5 
 6. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 7. Koukkari, HoNsU0.4 
 8. Pounds, HoNsU0.4 
 9. Green, PeKa0.4 
 10. Kesanen, Catz0.3 

SM-SARJA: The Player of February: Reetta Piipari - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Finnish NT PG Reetta Piipari (170-G-80, college: Xavier) (Catz, Lappeenranta) has been named The Player of February. Catz was 4-1 last month and Piipari averaged 16,2 ppg in those games. Piipari was shooting with high percentages: 2 - 61,9% and 3 - 37,0%. Before Piipari Yelena Solovyeva (188-C-75) (Catz) was chosen The Player of January, Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) (Huima) was The Player of December, Porchia Green (175-G-87, college: Ball St.) (PeKa) The Player of November and Michaela Moua (182-F/C-76, college: Ohio St.) (Espoo Team) The Player of October.

  GERMANY - Women  

Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB20.3 
 3. Guzman, Halle19.0 
 4. Hayes, Wasserburg18.1 
 5. Bender, Halle16.5 
 6. Danckert, Donau.16.2 
 7. Paunovic, Freiburg16.1 
 8. Terzic, Herner15.3 
 9. Sanders, Leipzig15.3 
 10. Bar, Saarlouis15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.4 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.10.8 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.4 
 4. Triggs, Marburg8.4 
 5. Sanders, Leipzig8.3 
 6. Almind, Oberhausen8.0 
 7. Greunke, Rhein MB7.9 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB7.9 
 9. Wilson, Donau-Ries7.8 
 10. Danckert, Donau.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Dluzyk, Donau-Ries3.9 
 3. Bar, Saarlouis3.7 
 4. Davidson, Marburg3.1 
 5. Guzman, Halle2.7 
 6. Mersch, Oberhausen2.7 
 7. Greunke, Rhein MB2.7 
 8. O''Rourke, Herner2.5 
 9. Austmann, Oberh.2.5 
 10. Schnitzler, Rhein M.2.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Sanders, Leipzig4.1 
 2. Rego, Halle3.9 
 3. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 4. Bar, Saarlouis3.6 
 5. Austmann, Oberh.2.9 
 6. Tracey, Freiburg2.7 
 7. Almind, Oberhausen2.3 
 8. Guzman, Halle2.3 
 9. O''Rourke, Herner2.3 
 10. Hayes, Freiburg2.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Danckert, Donau.1.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis1.4 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg1.2 
 4. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 5. Diaz, Leipzig1.0 
 6. Gohrke, Marburg0.9 
 7. Mohr, Opladen0.9 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB0.8 
 9. Mircheva, Donau.0.8 
 10. Glaser, Opladen0.8 

  GREECE - Women  

Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Athinaikos 19-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 12-5 
 3. Esperides 12-6 
 4. DAS Ano Liosa 12-7 
 5. Aris Thessal. 11-7 
 6. Apollon Ptol. 10-8 
 7. Panionios 9-9 
 8. P.Faliro 8-10 
 9. FEA Neas 8-11 
 10. Apollon Kal. 7-12 
 11. Olympiakos V. 6-12 
 12. Olympiada L. 2-16 
 13. Hania 0-13 

  HOLLAND - Women  

Standings - Women
Eredivisie Standings
 1. HLB Account. 17-1 
 2. 9-9 
 3. Binnenland 7-10 
 4. Woonbron/DAS 7-10 
 5. Celeritas-D. 6-12 
 1. ProBuild Lions 17-1 
 2. Amazone Leidsche 11-7 
 3. Eurosped Tw. 10-8 
 4. Grasshoppers 3-15 
 5. BV Lely 2-16 

No surprises in Round 20 - by Eurobasket News
ProBuild Lions celebrated the 17th win in the season as they shot down BV Lely 81:63. Kati Harty (168-G-87, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) was a usual contributor for the Lions as she poured in 25 points. ProBuild Lions claimed a 9-point advantage at the interval. BV Lely got within 7 points at the final break but could not keep up the pace and had to surrender at the end. Marie Hoogstraten (179-F-88) secured 15 points for the winners. Belinda Bos (181-G-84) finished with 11 points in the victory.
HLB Accountants rallied past Binnenland 66:58 away from home. Binnenland got to a perfect start to the game. They established a 21:14 lead ten minutes into the game. But the visitors drew things level at 35 after twenty minutes. Marloes Roetgerink (187-C-77) helped HLB Accountants to surge in front in the third quarter and the visitors never looked back en route to the win. Roetgerink finished with 17 points. Leonie Kooij (187-F-86) tossed in 16 points and collected 12 boards for the winners. Launa Hochstetler (168-G-87, college: Valparaiso) responded with 17 points for Binnenland. Jantine Kraak (193-C-89, college: W.Illinois) delivered 13 points in defeat.
Eurosped Twente edged Woonbron/DAS 98:54 for the 10th win in the season. Niki Avery (168-G-86, college: E.Kentucky) came up with 25 points to lead the effort. Sharon Beld (184-F-88) netted 24 points and grabbed 12 boards in the victory.
Celeritas toppled 74:68 to climb at 6-12 record. Rianne De Roos (193-C-89) knocked down 19 points for the winners. Megan Griffith (168-G-85, college: Columbia) netted 12 points in the winning case.

  IRELAND - Women  

Standings - Women
Superleague Standings
 1. Montenotte 11-0 
 2. Mercy 9-2 
 3. UL Aughinish 9-3 
 4. Killester 7-6 
 5. Meteors 5-8 
 6. Sligo 1-7 
 7. Wildcats 1-9 
 8. Tolka Rovers 1-9 

  MONTENEGRO - Women  

Standings - Women League
Superleague 1A Standings
 1. Roling Niksic 12-0 
 2. Buducnost 7-5 
 3. Antivari Bar 4-8 
 4. Rudar 1-11 
 5. Jedinstvo 0-0 

  NIGERIA - Women  

Adeola OlanreWaju debuted for Dynamo-NPU - by Eurobasket News
Nigerian Adeola OlanreWaju (192-C-82, college: Xavier) debuted for Dynamo-NPU last night in Ukraine. She collected 6 points and 10 rebounds against Kozachka. Her career started in 2000-2001 for N.Carolina St. (NCAA) and then after two years she moved to Xavier (NCAA). In 2005-2006 moved to Burhaniye bld. (Turkey-D1, starting five) and in 20 games averaged 15.3ppg, 13.7rpg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 50.0%, FT: 71.0%. In December 2006 signed at Ceyhan Belediyespor (Turkey-TBBL, starting five) and in 15 games averaged 11.5ppg, Reb-1 (12.7rpg), 1.1apg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.2%. In 2007-2008 played for Migrosspor (TBBL) 8 games and had 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 50.0%, FT: 66.7%. In 2008-2009 appeared in Samsun (Turkey-TBBL, starting five) and in 27 games Adeola OlanreWaju showed 7.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 2FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 74.5%. In 2009-2010 she started for First Bank BC (D1), but in January 2010 moved to Hatis Yerevan (Armenia-D1, starting five). In EuroCup she scored 6 points in both games versus Nadezhda.

  RUSSIA - Women  

Standings Women D1
A Superleague Standings
 1. UMMC 14-0 
 2. Spartak V MR 12-1 
 3. Nadezhda O. 9-5 
 4. Dynamo NSU 6-7 
 5. Dynamo K. 6-7 
 6. Spartak SP 5-8 
 7. Dynamo M. 4-9 
 8. Chevakata 2-11 
 9. Spartak M. 2-12 

  SERBIA - Women  

Standings - Women
A League Standings
 1. Partizan 19-0 
 2. Hemofarm 15-4 
 3. Radivoj Korac 14-5 
 4. Vojvodina 12-7 
 5. Vodovac 11-7 
 6. Crvena Zv. 11-8 
 7. Celarevo 8-11 
 8. Proleter 7-12 
 9. Kovin 5-14 
 10. Spartak 4-14 
 11. Loznica 4-15 
 12. Radnicki KG 3-16 

  SPAIN - Women  

Cindy Lima strengthens Ros Casares - by Eurobasket News
Cindy Lima (192-C-81) is going to play for Ros Casares. The Spanish centre has agreed on terms of contract with the Spanish champion. Cindy Lima started the season in Latvia. She tallied 7.9 points, 6.8 boards and 2.3 steals per Euroleague game with TTT Riga. Later Cindy Lima moved to Cyprus to join AEL Limassol. She notched 5.5 points and 6.5 boards in EuroCup. Last season Cindy Lima played in Spain. She scored 7.1 points and grabbed 5.8 rebounds for San Jose Leon in the Spanish League. In EuroCup Lima accounted for 4.4 points and 5.8 rebounds.

LFB: Round 21 review - by Eurobasket News
Girona - Real C.Vigo 68-61
Girona grabbed 68-61 home win against Vigo improving to 9-12 in Spanish top division. Kaayla Chones (191-C-81, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Petra Stampalija (190-C-80) added 16 pts and 7 boards. In Vigo (12-9), Egle Stakneviciene shined with 12 pts and 11 boards.

Mariana - Cadi la Seu 80-76
Eshaya Murphy (85) exploded this week-end with 35 points and 8 rebounds. Her Mariana celebrated 80-76 win against Cadi la Seu jumping to 10-11 record. Visitors got 18 points from Licet Castillo (175-G-73).

Hondar.-Irun - Mann Filter 55-67
Allison Feaster-Strong (181-F-76, college: Harvard) and Paula Palomares (170-G-84) came up with 14 points each in this victory. Mann Filter also got 10 points from Jessica Dickson. Amra Dapo answered with 15 points in defeat. Mann Filter 12-9, Hondarribia-Irun 5-16.

Ros Casares - Olesa 88-73
Ros Casares keeps the position No.1 with almost perfect 20-1 record. Erika De Souza (197-C-82) led her team to victory yesterday scoring 24 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Belinda Snell (181-F-81) netted 20 pts. On the other side, Olesa (10-11) got 20 points and 6 boards from Michelle Maslowski.

Real Canoe - EBE Ibiza-PDV 71-57
Real Canoe got 18 points and 5 rebounds from Marta Blanes (184-F-77). Laura Garcia (175-G-81) also had very important role adding 17 points and 7 boards, while Gema Garcia had 15 pts, 6 rebs and 5 assists. Krissy Bade collected 11 pts and 7 rebounds in defeat. Real Canoe 7-14, Ibiza 3-18.

Perfumerias - Gran Canaria 78-67
Perfumerias had Emilija Podrug (190-C-79) and Anke De Mondt (180-F/G-79) in a game mood with 15 points each. Isabel Sanchez and Sancho Lyttle added 14 pts apiece in this victory. In the loosing squad, Morgan Warburton shined with 21 points, 6 boards and 5 assists. Perfumerias 19-2, Granca 9-12.

Estudiantes - Rivas Ecopolis 50-58
18-3 for third ranked Rivas Ecopolis and 5-16 for Estudiantes after this game. Catherine Joens (180-G-82) and Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) (8 rebs) were the leading players in victory with 13 points each. Sandra Ygueravide replied with 17 points in defeat.

Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Murphy, Mariana19.9 
 2. Borges, Cadi la Seu18.5 
 3. Warburton, Gran C.17.8 
 4. Milton-Jones, Ros C.15.9 
 5. Covington, Cadi l.15.8 
 6. Lyttle, Perfumer.15.8 
 7. Staknevicien., Real C.15.6 
 8. Garcia, Real Canoe15.5 
 9. De Souza, Ros C.15.0 
 10. Vega, Mariana15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.8 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.10.2 
 3. Sliskovic, Real C.8.7 
 4. Sanford, EBE I.8.3 
 5. Chones, Girona8.0 
 6. Vega, Mariana7.8 
 7. Ujhelyi, Rivas E.7.7 
 8. Bavendam, Hondar.-.7.7 
 9. Langhorne, Rivas E.7.6 
 10. Perovanovic, Olesa7.4 
Assists Per Game
  Ros Casares
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Aguilar, Ros C.3.8 
 2. Garcia, Real Canoe3.7 
 3. Bermejo, Rivas E.3.7 
 4. Palau, Ros Casares3.6 
 5. Jordana, Real C.3.3 
 6. Infantes, EBE I.3.1 
 7. Ouvina, Mann Filter3.1 
 8. Montanana, Ros C.3.0 
 9. Hammon, Ros C.3.0 
 10. Johnson, EBE I.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.9 
 2. Blanes, Real Canoe2.8 
 3. Murphy, Mariana2.7