EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/2/2011 1:00:00 AM

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  ABA   


Saunders passes the 1,000 points scored - by Gianni Pascucci
Coach Cleveland Phelps has just signalled to Usbasket.com an amazing accomplishment for West Texas Whirlwind Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB). Marlo has scored 1082 points and 555 rebounds in less than two years in the American Basketball Association. In the 2009-10 season,he averaged 33.2 points per game, and in the current season is averaging 35.4 points per game. He joins Ray Williams (6'0''-G-85, college: Salisbury St.) and Charncy Ephriam (6'4''-G-81, college: Texas-PB) in scoring over 1000 points and grabbing over 500 rebounds for the Whirwinds.
Next game for the 3-4 West Texas Whirlwinds is vs Japan Gymrats Jan 8th at Odessa college at 6pm.



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  ARGENTINA   


2011!!!!! - by Joshua Pittman
I want to take time out and wish everyone a Happy New Year!!!! Just finished up a very nice Christmas break with friends and family. There is nothing like a peaceful break at home midway through the season. I am sure everyone can relate to that. I am now on my way back to Argentina. We are rejuvenated and ready to finish this season as strong as possible. It wont be easy but we have the team, the attitude, and the leadership to get some serious things done. Now its time to stop talking about it and make it happen. Great success to everyone in 2011!!!!!! Until next time peace, love and happiness!!!!!

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  CHINA   


ZhiZhi Wang claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Experienced former international center ZhiZhi Wang (214-C-79) had an amazing evening in the last round for Bayi and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 32-year old center had the game-high 26 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Bayi in his team's victory, helping them to beat Shandong (#10, 3-5) 115-110. Bayi is placed at 5th position in Chinese CBA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bayi will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. Wang has many years of experience at Bayi, through which he has constantly improved. ZhiZhi Wang averages this season 20.6ppg and 10.1rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old Nigerian Olumide Oyedeji (208-C/F-81) of Foshan. Oyedeji impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Foshan lost that game 66-100 to slightly higher-ranked Zhejiang C. (#12, 3-6). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Foshan dropped in the standings to 13th position. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Foshan managed to get this year. Oyedeji is a newcomer at Foshan and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Jameel Watkins (211-C/F-77) of Jilin (#11). Watkins scored 18 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). Despite Watkins' great performance Jilin lost 78-111 to the league's current leader DongGuan (#1, 8-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Jilin not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 6 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Watkins could try to bring Jilin's a little bit higher in the standings. Watkins has individually a great season in China. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.6rpg (4th best). He also has 2.3bpg and FGP: 51.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andre Emmett (196-G/F-82) of Fujian - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Qingdao DS - 29 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Dwayne Jones (211-C-83) of Fujian - 21 points and 12 rebounds
7. Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81) of DongGuan - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Herve Lamizana (207-F/C-81) of TianJin R. - 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Randolph Morris (211-F/C-86) of Beijing - 31 points and 8 rebounds
10. Quincy Douby (191-G-84) of Xinjiang - 33 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Jiangsu land Antoine Wright - by Eurobasket News
Jiangsu signed a deal with Antoine Wright (201-F/G-84, college: Texas A&M). The 26-year-old guard started the season in the Sacramento Kings. He appeared in five NBA games this season tallying 0.4 points and 0.6 boards per game. Last season Antoine Wright played for the Toronto Raptors. The guard notched 6.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assist per appearance. It is going to be the first professional experience outside the NBA for Antoine Wright who was drafted by the New Jersey Nets back in 2005.


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  CROATIA   


New Year - by Corsley Edwards
Happy New Year from the Edwards family which came to visit me this this holiday season. During there stay here in Croatia we got to spend some much needed time together. I got to do a little homework with the lil one and, spend a evening with the wife, also shop couldn't leave that out. The Holiday's here was a memorable one I got a seven foot bear and put him besides a five foot tree picture that. My Son was scared of the bear so it got put in a closet. I couldn't remember what that was like cause last year i spent the holiday's in China on Skype alone. This is what made this holiday season a great one. Also to basketball my team won two important games that helped us move closer to the top of the standings in the Adriatic League. We won a cup game in the Croatian league all before the New Year hit. They say when positive things happen they tend to stay positive, so this year of 2011 hopefully they will begin on January 5 when we play away in Zadar. I want to wish everyone a wonderful and injury free New Year.

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Defending Champs Trade for Jeff Adrien - by Surujh Roopnarine
The defending NBA D-League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers have upgraded the look of their front line by trading guard Garrett Temple (6'6''-G-86, college: LSU) to the Erie BayHawks for second-year forward Jeff Adrien (6'7''-F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Connecticut). Adrien, a 6-7 forward out of UConn appeared in five games for Erie, averaging 11.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 25 minutes per contest. He began this season in the NBA with Golden State, where in 15 games he tallied averages of 2.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Garrett Temple, also a second-year player has played in nine games for RGV this season, averaging 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 27.8 minutes. The former LSU guard began the season in the NBA with San Antonio, appearing sparingly in three games before heading to the D-League in November. Temple, 24, began the 2009-10 season with the Vipers before earning four 10-day NBA contracts with three teams (Houston-2, Sacramento, San Antonio). He then signed with the Spurs for the remainder of the season on March 23.
In 30 career NBA games, Temple has averages of 4.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 11.8 minutes while shooting 42.5% from the field.
The trade is very clear from the side of RGV, a team loaded with talented guards (Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84, college: Arizona), Jerel McNeal (6'3''-G-87, college: Marquette) and Antonio Anderson (6'6''-G-85, college: Memphis) to name a few), but lacking talent on the front-line, especially since 2010 NBA Draft Lottery Selection Patrick Patterson (6'9''-F-89, college: Kentucky) has been back with the Rockets since December 10th. Adrien immediately steps in and becomes the teams best rebounder and interior defender. In his first action as a Viper, Adriend logged 21 minutes last night against Sioux Falls and scored 10 points to go along with six rebounds and two blocked shots.
With Temple heading to Erie, the BayHawks have completely re-vamped their backcourt, getting bigger with Temple and recently acquired Blake Ahearn, but possibly losing their most consistent ball handler in Cedric Jackson. There is also a sense of familiarity in Temple moving to Erie as he was roommates at LSU with current BayHawks forward Tasmin Mitchell (6'7''-F-86, college: LSU)



Latest D-League Transactions - by Surujh Roopnarine
Idaho: Waived Dontell Jefferson (6'5''-G-83, college: Arkansas) due to injury. The 27-year old Jefferson played in his last game on December 16th, scoring eight points ands handing out three assists in 26 minutes against Maine. Since Joining Idaho at the beginning of December the former D-League All-Star has averaged 10.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in eight games. He began the season with Utah before being sent to Idaho for a 2011 second-round pick. To fill the void vacated by Jefferson, the Stampede sent their own 2011 first-round pick to Erie for point guard Cedric Jackson.

Sioux Falls: Acquired veteran guard David Bailey (5'8''-G-81, college: Loyola (IL)) and waived Wink Adams (6'0''-G-85, college: UNLV). Bailey owns career averages of 13.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists over 170 career games with Sioux Falls. The former Loyola University star played in 50 games last season with the Skyforce. Wink Adams has appeared in 10 games this season, averaging 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists, though in his last three games he totaled only 21 minutes off the bench, surprisingly coming off a season-best 17 point performance against Reno on December 4th.

Idaho: Signed former NBA big man Jermareo Davidson (6'10''-F-84, college: Alabama). Davidson, a fourth-year forward out of Alabama began this season in Russia with Krasnie Krilya Samara. Davidson has spent time in the NBA with Charlotte and Golden State. This will be his third stint in the D-League, last coming during the 2008-09 season where he appeared in 15 games with the Stampede, averaging 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while shooting 51.9%.

New Mexico: Acquired rookie forward Jamine Peterson (6'6''-F-88, college: Providence) and waived Mike Davis (6'11''-F/C-86, college: Seton Hall). Peterson was an All-Big East honorable mention last season when he averaged 19.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He finished fourth in the Big East in scoring and second in the league in rebounding. Peterson was one of just two players (Herb Pope, Seton Hall) to average a double-double last season in the Big East.
Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, Peterson had been playing for Kolossos Rodou in Greece. In four games he averaged 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Mike Davis, a fellow rookie from the Big East out of Seton Hall, though much less heralded, appeared sparingly in nine games for the Thunderbirds this season, averaging 1.0 points and 2.90 rebounds.



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  ESTONIA   


Happy New Year!! - by Casey Archibald
Whatsup hoopers, coaches, agents, fans, friends and family, and everyone else who falls in between.

I know its been a while since I wrote here. Our team has been through quite a bit in the first half of the season. We've played some pretty good games but also some real lousy games. Looking back on the first half of the season we definitely have some things we can work on but mostly I hope we can find a way to finish off close games. We've lost too many games by less than 8 points and those really hurt. Personally Ive also been through my share as well. Most recently, I was hit with some intense sickness that Im just starting to bounce back from. Normally on Christmas out here I like to get away for a couple days and refresh my mind and body for the 2nd half of the season. Unfortunately this year I spent Christmas day in the Emergency room, and the next week lay out in bed. Being away from home and sick is one of the worst feelings out there. All sorts of crazy thoughts go through your mind and Ill be the first to admit that I made all sorts of promises to the Lord that if he would just somehow get me healthy. What hurt the most was missing the cup Final 4. I would have loved to have been out there, but that was not even close to being an option. Being sick in a new country is truly an experience all to itself. After hitting rock bottom you look for all sorts of things to help you get back to feeling normal. Normally for me back home it would involve chicken noodle soup, some home cooking, I would definitely be tuned into The Price is Right on TV, and of course a whole lot of rest. Here however I was told of some completely different Estonian remedies. First off I was told to eat full garlic cloves... ok ok Ive heard garlic is healthy but cant we mix it into some soup or food? Apparently that takes away its magic. Then I was told to gargle camomile tea. That sounded like it makes sense. But then I got this one.... Dip your socks in vodka and rub vodka all over your body... ya, VODKA... Now this was a new one. Ill admit, I was desperate enough to eat garlic and gargle tea, but there was no part of me that could understand how sitting around with vodka soaked socks was going to make me feel better. Ill leave that one alone for now.

Well now its a new year. Its a time where a lot of people make promises to themselves and look to get started off fresh. For me the New Year starts when training begins in August. January 1st, doesn't hold much meaning to me as most of my goals and resolutions were set back in pre-season. But for everyone out there using this day as a fresh start, good luck, and I hope that you brought in the New Year with style. And if you wake up feeling a little under the weather today then try out some of these home remedies... be sure to let me know how they go. Happy New Year.



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Zalgiris gets center Marjanovic on loan from CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News
Top-16 bound Zalgiris Kaunas has reinforced its frontcourt with the addition of center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) on loan from CSKA Moscow for the remainder of the season. Marjanovic averaged 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over eight Euroleague games in a reserve role this season. Those numbers jumped to 6.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in the Russian League. Marjanovic signed a three-year deal with CSKA last summer and is expected to return to the Russian champs at the end of this season. He is expected in Lithuania on Monday and will be eligible to play for Zalgiris when Euroleague play resumes with the Top 16. Marjanovic grew up with Hemofarm Stada in his native Serbia. He helped Hemofarm to make it to the Serbian League finals in 2008 and 2010. Marjanovic also reached the Eurocup semifinals in 2009 and the Adriatic League final in 2008. He has been a member of the Serbian national team. Marjanovic helped Serbia to win the gold medal in the 2006 World under-19 Championships and the 2008 European under-20 Championships.

'I am delighted that we found someone to strengthen the center position so quickly,' Zalgiris head coach Rimantas Grigas said. 'Marjanovic is an exceptional basketball player. He is tall hardly needs to jump to put the ball in the basket. We will have to find ways to exploit his size. He is a young promising basketball player, who has been making progress each month, so I hope that he will continue to improve during the season.'

Courtesy of Euroleague


Sarunas Jasikevicius joins Fenerbahce Ulker, Rytas inks Jasaitis - by Eurobasket News
Turkish champion Fenerbahce Ulker announced via its website on Friday that veteran guard Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) has agreed to a contract in principle with the club. Jasikevicius arrives from Lietuvos Rytas in his native Lithuania, whom he joined during the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season. A four-time Euroleague champ, Saras averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 assists off the bench in six games, helping L. Rytas to a 4-2 record in that span and a Top 16 berth.

On the day the club announced that Sarunas Jasikevicius was leaving, Lietuvos Rytas brought home another local favorite, signing shooting ace Simas Jasaitis (202-F/G-82) for the rest of the season. Jasaitis (202, 28) spent five seasons with the club earlier in his career, helping it win the 2005 ULEB Cup and make its Euroleague debut the following season. He played last season in Turkey for Galatasaray Caf Crown, where he averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12 Eurocup contests.

Courtesy of Euroleague


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Davon Jefferson stars in All Star Game - by Serafim Karaiskakis
Asvel Basket forward Davon Jefferson (203-F-86, college: USC) is the MVP of the 2010 French League All-Star Game after posting 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the foreign team over the Frenchmen 90-103 Thursday night at Palais Omnisports Paris in the French capital. It was a typical high-scoring and entertaining affair for the fans, with the foreign team jumping out to a 45-65 halftime lead and holding on the rest of the way. Demetric Bennett added 13 for thr winners, K.C. Rivers of Cholae Roanne and Bernard King each scored 10 and Akin Akinbala and Chris Massie registered respective double doubles. Asvels Mickael Gelabale paced Team France with 20 points and 9 rebounds, Cholet Baskets Luc-Arthur Vebobe recorded 14 and 9 and Pape Philippe Amagou of Roanne added 13. Meanwhile, Vule Avdalovic of Cholet Basket outdueled Maleye Ndoye of Entente Orleanaise in the three-point shootout, Zack Wright of Limoges topped Mark Haynes of Chalon in the final of the slam dunk contest and Le Mans guard Antoine Diot won the skills competition.

Courtesy of Proexposure


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MIA tabbed #1 PG of Georgian Superleague - by Geo Basket
MIA recently announced Beka Tsivtsivadze (190-G-89). Tsivtsivadze started this season with Energy Invest and he won Dudu Dadiani Memorial Tournament in the pre-season and while he averaged 14.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.4apg and 1.9spg in regular season of Superleague. He was also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B Honorable Mention in 2009 as he led the tournament in Assists-1 (5.5apg).

Ministry of Internal Affairs also signed new head coach David Ustiashvili, assistant coach of the Georgian National Team and head coach of Batumi since last season. Ustiashvili already arrived in Tbilisi and is expected to head the team in the next games with assistance of ex-coach of MIA Archil Jgenti.


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  GERMANY   


SC Rist brings in David Gomez and returns Peter Huber-Saffer - by Moritz Korff
SC Rist Wedel (2. Bundesliga Pro B) has strengthened its roster by the addition of two players: David Gomez (201-F-85, college: Tulane) will join the squad, while Peter Huber-Saffer (208-C-80, agency: Court Side) returns after sitting out so far this season.
Gomez is a 25-year-old power forward out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He spent his NCAA career at Division One school Tulane and graduated back in 2008. As a senior he had averaged 14.4 points and 6.2 boards for the Green Wave. Following his college days Gomez played for ISS Sportino Inowroclaw of Poland and was most recently committed to NBA D-League's Erie Bay Hawks. At SC Rist he is going to replace Marlon Pompey (203-F/C-83, college: Texas A&M), who appeared in 11 games for the team in this current season, averaging 12.3 points as well as 4.6 rebounds per contest for the troops of headcoach Ozhan Gurel.
Meanwhile, Huber-Saffer has spent the past two seasons with the Wedel club, leading the Risters to a 2009 1. Regionalliga North championship and helping them to establish in the 2. Bundesliga Pro B the following year. The former German A2-international scored 13.7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds per contest for Rist throughout the 2009-10 season.


Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Postgame Thoughts To 74-65 loss Against TBB Trier And Pregame Thoughts To Telekom Baskets Bonn Game January 2, 2011 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York. This season, he is playing for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Last season, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Telekom Baskets Bonn January 2nd.


A tough 74-65 loss in Trier. what was key in TBB trier getting the win.


They were able to get stops and make big plays at the end of the game and we were not.

TBB Trier held a very offensive team Braunschweig to 65 points. What makes the TBB trier defense so difficult to play against this season?


It is clear that they are well coached and on the same page defensively. They help each other , they talk and they are agressive.


What was it like playing against Dru Joyce? He showed his scoring qualties in the loss.


He played real well against us. He is doing a good job of leading his team.


The next game is against Bonn at home. What has been your impression of them this season?


I haven't been able to see them play yet but they seem to be playing well and they have a talented team.

You are one of the top defenders in the BEKO BBL and will have a big challenge to slow down Nic Wise, Jeremy Hunt and Folarin Campbell. Artland and Frankfurt couldnt stop them. Will Braunschweig stop them and how?


It is going to have to be a team effort.

What are your new years resolutions?


To start hitting some 3 pointers.


What was a typical thing that you did as a kid on new years eve?


I would spend new years with my family at my grandmothers house.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Coming To America.

Thanks Kev for chat.


Ronald Ross (MBC Wolves) Pregame Thoughts To BG Goettingen Game January 2nd - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Ronald Ross (188-G-83, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Texas Tech) is a 27 year old 18 8cm guard playing his first season for MBC. He is originally from Hobbs New Mexico and played at Texas Tech from 2001-2005. In his senior year, he averaged 17.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.0apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 51.9%, 3Pts: 43% and reached the NCA Sweet 16. He started his professional career with Univer Castelletto Ticino (Italy-Lega2) and then moved on to the CBA in 2006-2007 for Butte Daredevils playing 48 games averaging 15.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.4spg), FGP: 49%, 3PT: 29.4%, FT: 74.2% and in 2007 for the Albany Patroons (USBL, starting five) playing 21 games: Score-3 (17.4ppg), 3.0rpg, Assists-4 (4.0apg), Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 47.6%, 3FGP: 41.4%, FT: 84.2%. In 2007-2008, he played for ENBW Ludwigsburg playing 34 games and averaging 14.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-2 (1.7spg), 2FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 29.1%, FT: 77.9% reaching the cup final in 2008. In 2008-2009 he started in Israel before moving on to the Artland Dragons playing 12 games and averaging 15.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.0apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 57.1%, FT: 70.0%. Last season for the Artland Dragons, he played 12 games: 10.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 83.0%; German League: 32 games: 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 27.1%, FT: 75.7%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against BG Goettingen.

What was the most important quality of MBC in the win against Giessen?


Our first half wasn't the best we've had, but we were really able to break away in the second half and close the game.


What is your impression of Richard Shields? How will he fit in best in the guard rotation?


He's outspoken without a doubt. Not afraid to talk, but I think he'll be fine once he finds his groove. He works hard so it shouldn't be long. As far as the rotation, we'll all have to wait and see how it works out, but I think it will be beneficial.


The next game is against BG Goettingen. What is your nicest memory playing them from your Ludwigsburg and Artland days?


Well, every year we've always split with them so I can't recall a special moment. I just can tell you that they play hard and you can never underestimate them.


What is your impression of BG Goettingen this season?


They are on a great run right now winning their last 5 out of 6 games, so they're getting back to their old ways.


Can Trent Meacham be able to fit the shoes of Taylor Rochestie in the long run this season?

Nah, I don't think he'll be a Taylor, but he'll be just fine being himself. It seems to be working out for him.

How difficult is it to play in the LOK Halle in Goettingen? What will be key in winning the game?

It's a very difficult place to play at, if not one of the toughest in the BBL. We'll have to put an entire 40 minutes together and take care of the ball if we want to win there.

What are your new years resolutions?


Surprisingly, I don't really have one. I've been thinking a lot lately though and I'm to limit the time I spend with unmotivated people.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Paid In Full

Thanks Ron for the chat.


Travis Walton (Ratiopharm Ulm) Pregame Thoughts To Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Game January 2nd - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Travis Walton (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Michigan St.) is a 23 year old 187cm point guard from Lima, Ohio. He is playing his first season with Ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Michigan State from 2005-2009 where he served as team captain for three consecutive years, being the 3rd in history of Michigan State school to do that. Led the Big 10 in assist to turnover ratio 2.4 to 1 and broke Magic Johnson's career assist record at Michigan State. Walton possesses great toughness, strength and leadership skills and is an exceptional defender. Last season he played shortly for Lugano Tigers (Switzerland-LNA, starting five), left in Dec.'09: 13 games: 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5 (4.9apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 85.7% before returning back to Michigan State to help the coaching staff. Some achievements that he has received were Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -06, 08, 09, Big Ten All-Defensive Team -07, 09, NCAA Sweet 16 -08, Big Ten Regular Season Champion -09, and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year -09. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven.

A tough 84-79 loss in Oldenburg. How well has the team digested the loss?


Well we had Thursday off so im thinking that we digested it pretty good. Got a big game Sunday so we have to move forward.

What was key in losing this game in Oldenburg?


I thought we played great ball the whole game just made a few mistakes that cost us the game.

With what positives does Ratiopharm Ulm go into the Bremerhaven game?


I think we have a lot of positive to take into the game. We are rebounding the ball very well and moving the ball better so them are things we doing better.

How tough is it playing in Oldenburg and then 96 hours later in Bremerhaven which is 70 kilometers north of Oldenburg? I hope you had enough DVDs lol


Hey we are professionals and this is what we get paid to do. So we gotta be ready.

What has been your impression of Bremerhaven this season?


They are playing good ball. They are in the top 8 and every road game here is very tough.


Bremerhaven has very solid wing play and incredible play under the boards with Callahan, Drevo and Denison. What will be key in winning this game?


We just have to stick together and make plays.

Where would Ratiopharm Ulm be in the standings without John Bryant?


I dont know where we would be, but I would say it is great to have the best center in the league on your team.


What are your new years resolutions?


That my son and family is safe and healthy. Glad to be doing what I love. PLAY BASKETBALL.

Thanks Travis for the chat.


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  HOLLAND   


Happy Holidays - by Matt Bauscher
Looking back on 2010 I can't help but smile. We won the 2010 Dutch Title, I visited beautiful cities like Prague, Stockholm, Ibiza, Istanbul, among many others. I would have to say that 2010 is one of the best overall years I've ever had.

Its been an up and down last 5 weeks since my previous blog. Our euro-cup away games didnt go the way we wanted. In order to win on the road at that level, you have to play almost flawlessly. In a 10 day stretch we had been to Italy and back... then Turkey and back- plus Dutch games. We dropped another road Dutch game without Hype or Roye playing. Theres nothing wrong with losing, as long as you can learn from it (Coach reminded us). Playing in these euro-cup games has taught us different things. The Euro to Dutch league has many differences. 1) Officiating. Its night and day different. One example is everything in Holland is a charge; very seldom do they call blocking. This leads to consistent flopping and it slows down the flow of the game because of the whistle constantly blowing. 2) Size. You wont see a Dutch team with multiple quality players who are 6'10 or taller. Its much easier to get a good look over a 6'8 guy versus a footer with arms as long as a tree branches. 3) Offenses. These teams will dissect defenses through ball movement, coming off screens and pick and roll execution. You rarely see a bad shot taken. 4) Experience. It's very common for these top teams to have players 33-35 years old. If a player has a career of over 10 years, they've seen and played in more situations then the younger players.

I was able to go home for Christmas and it was great being home with some loved ones. The week went by extremely fast and the traveling ended up taking me 51 total hours getting from Groningen to Boise and back...but worth every minute. We have high expectations for 2011, with high hopes on repeating as Dutch champions. We have a lot of work left to do and need to continue to keep getting better. Hopefully 2011 can be something like this year...


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  ISRAEL   


Maccabi Haifa released Sasha Bratic - by Netanel Dahan
Haifa reached an agreement with Sasa Bratic (202-F/G-81, agency: BeoExcell) and he will leave the team and will move back to Serbia.
Sasha averaged 6.5 ppg,3.1 rpg and 0.8 apg, in 17.6 mpg in the Israeli league. And in the EuroChallenge he did 3.6 ppg,1,6 rpg and 0.9 apg in 15.7 mpg.
Bratic already played before Haifa in Israel and had a good seasons in Galil Elyon,at his best season in Israel he averaged 16.7 ppg,and 4.2 rpg.


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  ITALY   


Ostler moves to Reggio Emilia - by Gianni Pascucci
The first Italian market move of 2011 comes from Reggio Emilia. Just after hiring of new coach Fabrizio Frates , Trenkwalder Reggiana agreed to terms with Troy Ostler (209-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Hawaii). The USA-Latvian inside player will leave Lodi signing with Reggio Emilia till the end of the season

P.M.S. Torino gets Simone Cotani - by Armando Caporaso
After more of two years the forward Simone Cotani (201-G/F-81) breaks the contract with the Cimberio Varese and reach an agreement with the Zerouno Moncalieri S.Mauro, team in the group A of the A Dilettanti. Born at Roma, grew between Montecatini and Livorno (with some matches on loan at Ozzano), played also at Bologna (with 5 matches in Eurolegue and the victory in the Italian league) and Biella (2005 to 2008). In his carrer a gold medal at the World Military Cup with the Italian national team. In this season played 5.8 minutes with only 2 total points in the game against Cremona while in the last season closed with 5.4 points and 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. His best seasons at Livorno in the 2003/04 with 8 points in 26.6 minutes and 69.2 % by 2 and at Varese in LegaA2 (2008/09) with 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds (11.4 of ranking in 26.6 minutes). Finally leaves the LegaA1 with a carrer high of 20 points against Biella, 11 rebounds against the Virtus Bologna and 7 steals in the game between Livorno and Trieste.

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  LITHUANIA   


Zalgiris gets center Marjanovic on loan from CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News
Top-16 bound Zalgiris Kaunas has reinforced its frontcourt with the addition of center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) on loan from CSKA Moscow for the remainder of the season. Marjanovic averaged 4.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over eight Euroleague games in a reserve role this season. Those numbers jumped to 6.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in the Russian League. Marjanovic signed a three-year deal with CSKA last summer and is expected to return to the Russian champs at the end of this season. He is expected in Lithuania on Monday and will be eligible to play for Zalgiris when Euroleague play resumes with the Top 16. Marjanovic grew up with Hemofarm Stada in his native Serbia. He helped Hemofarm to make it to the Serbian League finals in 2008 and 2010. Marjanovic also reached the Eurocup semifinals in 2009 and the Adriatic League final in 2008. He has been a member of the Serbian national team. Marjanovic helped Serbia to win the gold medal in the 2006 World under-19 Championships and the 2008 European under-20 Championships.

'I am delighted that we found someone to strengthen the center position so quickly,' Zalgiris head coach Rimantas Grigas said. 'Marjanovic is an exceptional basketball player. He is tall hardly needs to jump to put the ball in the basket. We will have to find ways to exploit his size. He is a young promising basketball player, who has been making progress each month, so I hope that he will continue to improve during the season.'

Courtesy of Euroleague


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  MONTENEGRO   


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Ulcijn 9-1 
 2. Lovcen 8-2 
 3. Mornar Bar 7-3 
 4. Teodo Tivat 6-4 
 5. Jedinstvo 6-4 
 6. ABS Primorje 4-6 
 7. Gorstak 3-7 
 8. Ljubovic 3-7 
 9. Danilovgrad 2-8 
 10. Mogren 2-8 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost


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  NBA   


Last games in 2010 - by Eurobasket News
Houston R. - Toronto R. 114-105
Reserve guard Chase Budinger (6'7''-F-88, college: Arizona) scored a season-high 22 points, Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, college: W.Carolina) added 20 and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 114-105 on Friday night. Rookie Patrick Patterson set career highs in points (15) and rebounds (10) for the Rockets, who have won eight of their last 10. Houston shook off a poor first quarter to shoot 48 per cent (44 of 91) and win for the ninth time in 10 home games. DeMar DeRozan scored 29 of his career-high 37 points in the second half and Jose Calderon had 11 assists for the Raptors, who've dropped 10 of their last 13 games. Linas Kleiza had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Amir Johnson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto, *Courtesy of www.citytv.com

Oklah.City T. - Atlanta H. 103-94
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) hit a season-high five 3-pointers and scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) finished off a triple-double with his 10th assist in the final seconds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 103-94 on Friday night. Durant went 3 for 3 on 3s during a 16-6 run in the fourth quarter as the Thunder put the game away after Atlanta had pulled within two points. Westbrook finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists - the last coming when he rushed the ball up to Serge Ibaka for a dunk with 6.9 seconds left instead of running out the clock. Players from both teams stayed on the court for a few moments after the game as the Hawks were apparently upset by the final sequence. Jamal Crawford led Atlanta with 26 points and Josh Smith scored 23. *Courtesy of www.signonsandiego.com

Phoenix Suns - Detroit P. 92-75
Jared Dudley (6'7''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) scored nine of his 19 points in the second quarter, and Phoenix's reserves built a big lead that helped the Suns take control of the game en route to a 92-75 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Dudley made three 3-pointers during a 22-4 run over seven minutes of the second quarter, and backup point guard Goran Dragic hit two 3s of his own to help the Suns to a 50-28 lead. Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) also scored 19 points and had eight rebounds as Phoenix snapped a season-high four-game losing streak with its second in the last six home games. Ben Gordon scored 19 points to lead the Pistons. Tayshaun Prince added 12 and Charlie Villanueva had 10. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

LA Lakers - Philadelph.76 102-98
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 33 points and hit a tiebreaking jumper with 1:15 to play, and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from consecutive home losses with a 102-98 victory over the pesky Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, and Lamar Odom scored 18 points off the bench as the defending champions barely hung on to win the NBA's final game of 2010. Los Angeles never trailed for the sixth time this season, but also couldn't shake the young Sixers until Philadelphia missed five shots in the final minute. Jrue Holiday had 19 points and 11 assists and Lou Williams scored 18 points for the Sixers, whose eight-game road trip concludes Monday in New Orleans. The Sixers won at Denver and Phoenix over the past five days, but repeatedly fell just short of taking a late lead in their fourth straight loss to the Lakers. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Chicago B. - New Jersey N. 90-81
Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls won for the 12th time in 14 games, pulling away late to beat the New Jersey Nets 90-81 on Friday afternoon. Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, college: Duke) and Derrick Rose scored 19 apiece, and the Bulls made enough shots down the stretch after struggling from the field for much of the game. Brook Lopez led New Jersey with 19 points. Travis Outlaw and Stephen Graham each scored 16, but the Nets dropped their fourth straight. At least they didn't get blown out this time. Outscored by a combined 51 points over the previous three games, the Nets hung in against the Central division leaders. *Courtesy of www.desertnews.com

Indiana P. - Washington W. 95-86
Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) and Darren Collison (6'0''-G-87, college: UCLA) scored 18 points apiece and the Indiana Pacers pulled away early for a 95-86 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday. Granger shot 8 of 12 from the field and scored 13 of his points in the first half in helping Indiana snap a three-game losing streak. John Wall scored 25 for the Wizards, who are 0-16 on the road this season and 8-7 at home. The Pacers took control of the game with a 20-4 run in the second quarter, getting eight points from T.J. Ford in a spurt that gave them a 45-26 lead. The Wizards shot 2 of 14 in the quarter. Washington drew within 83-72 early in the fourth quarter, but got no closer until the final margin. The Wizards have lost 15 of 18 games, but beat Indiana at home Wednesday, 104-90. The Pacers had lost seven of nine entering the game. Wall, the No. 1 overall selection in the draft, scored 17 points in a dynamic third quarter to help the Wizards stay close, going 7 of 8 with four turnovers. He finished 10 of 15 from the field with three rebounds, four assists and a steal, but had six turnovers. Ford scored nine points for the Pacers, who shot 55 percent in the first half and outrebounded the Wizards 26-15. Washington shot 27.8 percent (10 of 36) from the field before the break, including 2 of 14 in the second quarter. Andray Blatche missed all six of his first-half shots for Washington. Roy Hibbert had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, Brandon Rush added 11 and rookie Paul George scored 13. George had averaged 4.3 points a game in nine previous games this season. His fastbreak dunk on a lob from Collison with 5:51 remaining pushed the Indiana lead back to 17 after Washington had trimmed it to 11. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com

Charlotte B. - Golde State W. 95-96
Monta Ellis (6'4''-G-85) came up with big plays and then made a mistake that nearly cost the Golden State Warriors the win. Ellis scored 25 points and the Warriors overcame his late blunder to hold off a rally in the final minute and beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-95 on Friday. Trailing 96-90, Charlotte made a run in the final minute, all keyed by Stephen Jackson, who finished with 22 points. He hit a free throw to begin the run, Gerald Henderson tipped in Jackson's miss, then Boris Diaw (6'8''-F/C-82) hit a layup off Jackson's inside feed to pull the Bobcats within one point with 14.5 seconds remaining. Stephen Curry, who earned AP All-America honours while playing at nearby Davidson, hit four three-pointers and scored 24 points in his homecoming, while Dorell Wright added 17 for Golden State, which won for the fourth time in its last five games. *Courtesy of www.metronews.ca

Boston C. - N.Orleans H. 81-83
Trevor Ariza (6'8''-F-85, agency: David Lee services, college: UCLA) made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:34 to play and David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) scored four of his 19 points in the final minute, helping the New Orleans Hornets pull out an 83-81 win over the injury-riddled Boston Celtics on Friday. Chris Paul had 20 points and 11 assists for New Orleans, which won for just the third time in seven games. Emeka Okafor scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Ray Allen led Boston with 18 points, but hit the back rim a desperation 3 in the closing seconds. Paul Pierce had 12 points and seven boards. Nate Robinson scored 11 and had six rebounds. Boston has lost three of four since winning 14 straight. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com




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Sharks Shocked in Opener - by Allen White
Not a bad way to start. As an expansion team playing its first game in the Premier Basketball League, Dayton scored a shocking upset to begin the 2011 season, with a 115-108 overtime victory over the Rochester RazorSharks.\\The victory by the Air Strikers was even more impressive coming on the Sharks home court where they once won 48 straight.

Rochester was in trouble right from the start. Dayton scored the first six points of the game.\\Except for a 9-8 lead early, the RazorSharks trailed all the way to the start of the fourth quarter.\\They trailed by as many as 13, by nine at the quarter, 11 at the half and by eight through three.

The Sharks then scored the first 16 points of the fourth quarter and moved out to a ten point lead of their own. They accomplished that largely through three point shooting.\\For the game, Rochester was 12 for 29 from long range.\\Veteran guard Keith Friel (6'4''-G-77, college: Virginia) was 6 for 8 and became the PBL's first 1000 point career scorer with a 30 point night.

Give Dayton credit. The Strikers didn't quit and rallied back behind a team high 28 from Paul Hill and owned a two point lead into the final 30 seconds.\\Jerice Crouch scored on a driving layup for Rochester to tie the game and send it to overtime.

The Strikers owned the extra period outscoring Rochester 14-7 to claim the contest.

Friel's 30 led the game.\\Crouch added 23 for Rochester. Dayton had three 20 point scorers.\\Hill had 28, Darrion Griffin (6'3''-G-87, college: Jackson St.) and Nate Miles (6'7''-G/F) had 20 each.

The New Years' Eve event was well attended.\\There were 9,128 basketball fans at the Blue Cross Arena.\\That was Rochester's second largest crowd for a RazorShark game.




Ellis goes, Cavarly set for the PBL start - by Gianni Pascucci
Just when coach Michael Ray Richardson (agency: Union Sports ) was looking to make one more cut to get his Cavalry down the 10 man maximum, Tim Ellis left for another team, making it all easier. It seems that Ellis agreed to a pro contract with a team in Iran and would not be returning to the Cavs for a third season.
Ellis' decision left Richardson with the 10 man roster he needs before Sunday's season opener against the expansion Kentucky Bluegrass Stallions.
ABA star Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) is the top addition in the PBL defending champions line-up, that is as follows:


Name SURNAME............. YoB..Hgt...Wgt....College
Jermaine BLACKBURN 1983 6-7 210 Boise State
DeAnthony BOWDEN 1981 6-1 180 Creighton
Steve 'Shawn' DANIELS 1979 6-6 250 Utah State
Jamaal DAVIS 1979 6-9 230 Cincinnati
Brandon DEAN 1979 6-1 200 Arkansas
Shaun FOUNTAIN 1977 5-10 175 UW-Milawaukee
Curtis HAYWOOD 1975 6-6 190 Oklahoma City
Elvin MIMS 1979 6-5 205 Southern Mississippi
Eddie SMITH 1976 6-0 170 U M K C 99
DeAndre THOMAS 1986 6-8 300 Robert Morris (IL)




Rochester RazorSharks home opener team roster - by Gianni Pascucci
This down is the Rochester RazorSharks roster for yesterday night's Premier Basketball League season opener at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial against the Dayton Air Strikers.
Sixth-year coach Rod Baker's team added six new players, including former University of Kentucky standouts Jared Carter and Perry Stevenson.

No. Name..........Age Pos. Ht. Wt.
33 Jared Carter 24 C 7-2 255
11 Melvin Council 28 G 6-4 235
4 Jerice Crouch 26 G 6-0 185
23 Fred Durr 25 G 6-7 220
12 Steffon Farley 22 F 6-8 215
13 Keith Friel 33 G 6-4 195
20 Demetrius Howard 25 G 6-6 202
2 Marlin Johnson 35 F 6-3 225
10 Todd McCoy 26 F 6-4 200
5 Lonnell Shuler-Jones 25 G 6-2 196
25 Perry Stevenson 23 F 6-9 210
34 Eric Walton 31 F 6-8 235
Head coach: Rod Baker



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Alapag sizzles, tows TNT to 1-0 semis lead - by Eurobasket News
Derby Ace L. - Talk N Text 91-98
Jimmy Alapag (178-G-77, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.), the smallest man on the court, continued his giant-slaying ways. The player known as The Mighty Mouse struck hard in the crucial moments of Game 1 of a best-of-seven semifinals series in the PBA Philippine Cup. He knocked in 20 points, including a dagger four-point play in the final 2:07 of the match, to tow Talk N Text to a 98-91 win over defending champion B-Meg Derby Ace Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. With the game hanging in the balance, the 5-foot-9 Alapag unloaded a 25-foot shot from left quarter court. He made the basket besides drawing a foul from Jonas Villanueva (184-G-83), then completed the rare four-point play for a 94-87 lead. The Llamados appeared to lose steam from then on, as Rico Maierhofer turned the ball over, allowing Alapag to feed Ali Peek for a fastbreak basket that made it 96-87, with 1:38 left. That proved to be the insurance basket the Tropang Texters needed in taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Game 2 will be played on Jan. 5. 'They (Llamados) just kept coming back and I just told them to relax. Good thing we will have a week-long break and we will use that to get sharp,' said Talk 'N Text coach Chot Reyes. Aside from Alapag, the Tropang Texters also got a big lift from comebacking Ranidel deOcampo (195-F-81). Playing in just his fifth game of the season after undergoing operations last October to remove bone spurs in his feet, the dead-shot forward added 18 points, 16 coming in the second quarter when Talk 'N Text seized the lead for good. Down 20-22 early in the game, the Tropang Texters turned things around with a 13-0 blast, a stretch that saw De Ocampo scoring 10 points. The run enabled Talk 'N Text to seize control of the game and lead at the half, 54-42, as De Ocampo knocked in four three-point shots. But the Tropang Texters had to survive some anxious moments as James Yap (191-F/G-82) exploded for a conference-high 36 points for the Llamados, who played minus starting point guard Roger Yap. James Yap almost single-handedly carried the fight for Derby Ace, rallying the defending champions from a 47-66 deficit in the third period to within 87-90 entering the final two- minute mark. Fortunately for the Tropang Texters, Alapag was there to save the day for them. 'We were able to contain Jonas Villanueva and PJ Simon, but we were not able to take care of our lead,' said Reyes. After playing impressive games in his team's quarterfinals victory over Meralco, Simon was held to 14 points this time, while Villanueva struggled for only three markers. *Courtesy of KY, RCJ, www.GMANews.TV




PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. David, Powerade T.21.5 
 2. Cardona, Meral.21.4 
 3. Devance, Alaska19.2 
 4. Simon, Derby A.18.6 
 5. Al-Hussaini, Air2117.5 
 6. Yap, Derby Ace L.17.2 
 7. Buenafe, Air2117.1 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.16.9 
 9. Santos, San Miguel16.6 
 10. Isip, Barako16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harvey CAREY
  Talk N Text
  (191-F-79)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Carey, Talk N Text12.4 
 2. Hatfield, Ginebra12.3 
 3. Maierhofer, Derby A.10.3 
 4. Washington, San M.9.9 
 5. Thoss, Alaska9.7 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text9.5 
 7. Santos, San Miguel9.1 
 8. Al-Hussaini, Air218.9 
 9. Devance, Alaska8.8 
 10. Thiele, Barako8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ross, Meralco B.6.3 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text6.1 
 3. Cabagnot, San M.5.6 
 4. Yap, Derby Ace L.4.8 
 5. Tenorio, Alaska4.3 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.3 
 7. Miller, Ginebra4.2 
 8. Hubalde, Barako4.0 
 9. Villanueva, Derby A.3.9 
 10. Norwood, Rain o.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ross, Meralco B.2.4 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.2.1 
 3. Mercado, Rain o.2.0 
 4. Reyes, Talk N Text1.3 
 5. Arboleda, Air211.3 
 6. Baguio, Alaska1.2 
 7. Tenorio, Alaska1.2 
 8. Buenafe, Air211.1 
 9. Villanueva, Derby A.1.1 
 10. Cabagnot, San M.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Siverino BACLAO
  Air21
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Baclao, Air212.5 
 2. Andaya, Barako1.6 
 3. Washington, San M.1.6 
 4. Maierhofer, Derby A.1.4 
 5. Eman, Alaska1.2 
 6. Thoss, Alaska1.1 
 7. Reyes, Powerade T.1.1 
 8. Devance, Alaska1.1 
 9. Santos, San Miguel1.1 
 10. Peek, Talk N Text1.1 


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  RUSSIA   


Krasnye Krylia strengthen roster - by Eurobasket News
Krasnye Krylia seriously bolstered their roster. The Samara team added three new players. They signed deals with Levance Fields (178-G-87, college: Pittsburgh), Victor Zvarykin (200-G-86) and Janar Talts (205-C-83).
Levance Fields is not new to Russia. The 22-year-old guard started his professional career in Spartak Saint Petersburg last season. Levance Fields averaged 8.3 points, 4.5 assists, 3.5 boards and 1.2 steals per EuroCup game. In Russian Superleague the guard notched 13.4 points, 3.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals.
Victor Zvarykin was previously the member of Unics Kazan squad. Last season the 24-year-old guard tallied 5.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in Superleague. In VTb-League Victor Zvarykin produced 4.8 points and 1.2 boards per appearance. This season Victor Zvarykin played in two games for Unics averaging 3.0 points and 2.5 boards.
Janar Talts started the season in TU/Rock. The Estonian international centre averaged 15.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per Baltic League game. In EuroChallenge Janar Talts tallied 13.7 points, 6.0 boards. In EKML his stats read 12.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per appearance. Janat Talts played at the Qualifications to the European Championship in Division B 2011. He notched 18.7 points, 8.0 boards, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 assists per game for Estonia.



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Best players of South Korean KBL round 24 - by Eurobasket News
American Glen McGowan (206-F-81, agency: Pro One Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Daegu Orions and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 30-year old forward had a double-double of 30 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Anyang KGC (#9, 8-18) 84-72. Daegu Orions is placed at 8th position in South Korean KBL. Daegu Orions is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-18 record. In the team's last game McGowan had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Daegu Orions' top player in his first season with the team. Pepperdine University graduate has very impressive stats this year. McGowan is in league's top in points (7th best: 18.1ppg) and averages solid 51.9% FGP and 43.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American center Chris Alexander (216-C-80, agency: Priority Sports) of LG Sakers. Alexander impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as LG Sakers lost that game 68-79 to the higher-ranked Sonic Boom KT (#2, 18-8). This loss caused LG Sakers to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-14 record. Alexander is well-known by LG Sakers fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was international center Seung-Jin Ha (222-C-85) of KCC Egis (#6). Ha scored 21 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of KCC Egis, leading his team to a 76-74 win against the higher-ranked Dongbu Promy (#3, 18-8). The chances of KCC Egis ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just thirteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ha could help KCC Egis to bring them higher in the standings. Ha has a great season in South Korea. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.1ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 8.9rpg (6th best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 62.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jin-Won Hwang (189-G-78) of Dongbu Promy - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Dong Jun Lee (200-F-80) of Daegu Orions - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
6. David Simon (207-C-82) of Anyang KGC - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jarod Stevenson (200-F-75) of Elephants - 26 points and 6 rebounds
8. Jang-Hoon Seo (207-C-74) of Elephants - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Sang-Oh Park (196-F-81) of Sonic Boom KT - 20 points and 3 rebounds
10. Herbert Hill (203-F-84) of Elephants - 17 points and 10 rebounds

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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Nando De Colo claims Spanish ACB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
French Nando De Colo (202-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Valencia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 23 points adding four rebounds for Valencia in his team's victory, helping them to beat Meridiano (#18, 3-10) 73-65. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Valencia is placed at 10th position in Spanish ACB. Valencia is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-6 record. In the team's last game De Colo had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Valencia and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Nando De Colo averages this season 9.6ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard Russell Robinson (185-G-86) of DKV Joventut Badalona. Robinson impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as DKV Joventut lost that game 81-89 to the higher-ranked Gran Canaria (7-6). This loss caused DKV Joventut to drop to 12th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Robinson is a newcomer at DKV Joventut and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was American Taurean Green (185-G-85) of Gran Canaria (#8). Green showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, five rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Gran Canaria, leading his team to a 89-81 win against the lower-ranked DKV Joventut (7-6). Gran Canaria needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 6 lost games. Green has a great season in Spain. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.2apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Robert Kurz (206-F-85) of Granada - 15 points and 11 rebounds
5. Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84) of Regal Barca - 13 points and 5 rebounds
6. Jason Robinson (196-F-80) of Valladolid - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Pancho Jasen (199-G-78) of Estudiantes - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. D'or Fischer (211-C-81) of Real Madrid - 11 points and 10 rebounds
9. Fernando San Emeterio (198-G/F-84) of Caja Laboral - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83) of Caja Laboral - 6 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Victor Claver claims Spanish ACB honour of the month - by Giorgos Diploidis
Victor Claver (207-F/C-88) named MVP of ACB league for month December. The Spanish forward helped a lot Power Electronics Valencia to get back after the bad start of the season. He had an average of 16.8 points (57% three points), 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists.

So from the time Svetislav Pesic (agency: Interperformances ) took the charge of the team of 'Bats' improved a lot of things, the club went through to the next phase of Euroleague but also helped so players to play better one of them was Claver.


Spanish LEB Gold round 16 best performance: Juan Palacios - by Eurobasket News
Colombian forward Juan Palacios (203-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for U.B. La Palma, receiving a Eurobasket.com LEB Gold Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Huesca (#16, 5-11) with 31-point margin 108-77. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. La Palma is placed at 9th position in Spanish LEB Gold. La Palma is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-8 record. In the team's last game Palacios had a remarkable 52.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at La Palma and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Juan Palacios has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.2ppg) and averages impressive 51.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young Senegalese Michel Diouf (208-C-89) of CB Tarragona. Diouf had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as CB Tarragona was edged by the higher-ranked Caceres (#3, 11-5) 101-97. CB Tarragona is still in a red zone at 15th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-11 record. Diouf is well-known at CB Tarragona and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Oliver Arteaga (211-C-83) of Leche Rio Breogan Lugo (#12). Arteaga scored 18 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Arteaga's great performance Breogan lost 75-81 to the lower-ranked Palencia (#17, 5-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Breogan not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Arteaga could try to bring Breogan's a little bit higher in the standings. Arteaga has individually a great season in Spain. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (9th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 60.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jason Detrick (198-G-80) of Melilla - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ricardo Guillen (205-F/C-76) of La Laguna - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Vitor Faverani (211-C-88) of CB Murcia - 22 points and 9 rebounds
7. Alexander Franklin (196-F-88) of CB Tarragona - 22 points and 10 rebounds
8. Josep Ortega (201-C-84) of Girona - 20 points and 7 rebounds
9. Miguel Montanana (206-F/C-80) of Melilla - 15 points and 7 rebounds
10. Jerome Tillman (198-F-87) of Burgos - 18 points and 4 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Joan Carles Bivia claims Spanish LEB Silver weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Joan Carles Bivia (185-G-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Mallorca and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com LEB Silver Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 26-year old guard got a double-double of 20 points and ten assists, while his team lost the game against Andorra (#2, 11-3) 75-85. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Mallorca maintains the 3rd position in Spanish LEB Silver. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Mallorca will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 10-4 record. In the team's last game Bivia had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Mallorca, through which he has constantly improved. Bivia has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 15.1ppg), assists (6th best: 4.1apg) and averages solid 54.2% FGP and 41.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-G/F-86) of Lan Mobel ISB. Bratton impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Lan Mobel ISB to another comfortable win 89-73 over the higher-ranked Promobys (#5, 9-5) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Lan Mobel ISB to move up to 12th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Bratton is a newcomer at Lan Mobel ISB and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.2ppg (#5). He also registered 6.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was DR Congolese Bismack Biyombo (204-C-92) of Illescas (#15). Biyombo scored 17 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Illescas, leading his team to a 88-83 win against slightly higher-ranked Guadalajara (#13, 5-9). Illescas can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 4-10 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Biyombo he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Biyombo has a very solid season. In 14 games in Spain he scored 9.0ppg. He also has 6.4rpg, 1.9bpg and FGP: 58.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tomas Hampl (215-C-88) of Santurtzi - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. David Mesa (200-C-80) of Clavijo - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jaume Comas (186-G-74) of Prat Juventud - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Matt Witt (183-G-84) of Clavijo - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Antoni Jaume Vicens (202-C-90) of Mallorca - 17 points and 9 rebounds
9. Robert Johnson (203-F-81) of Andorra - 17 points and 10 rebounds
10. David Garcia (190-G-80) of Avila - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. ES Sahel 16-1 
 2. Stade Nabeulien 16-1 
 3. Ezzahra 11-6 
 4. ES Rades 10-7 
 5. JS Kairouan 8-9 
 6. C Africain 8-9 
 7. US Monastir 8-9 
 8. C Cheminots 7-9 
 9. JS Manazeh 6-11 
 10. CA Bizerte 5-12 
 11. C Tunisair 4-13 
 12. EOG Kram 3-14 


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Gerald Fitch gets MVP of the Week award for Turkish TBL - by Eurobasket News
American Gerald Fitch (191-G-82, agency: SportsTalent) had an amazing evening in the last round for Aliaga and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 29-year old guard had the game-high 30 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Aliaga as his team was edged out by Turk Telekom (#10, 5-7) 97-94. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Aliaga moved-up to the 12th position in the Turkish TBL. Aliaga is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 8th lost game this season out of 12 games. In the team's last game Fitch had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Aliaga's top player in his first season with the team. Gerald Fitch averages just after two games 22.5ppg and 9.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 36-year old American guard Allen Iverson (184-G-75) of Besiktas ColaTurka Istanbul. Iverson impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Besiktas lost that game 72-94 to the lower-ranked Tofas (#11, 4-8). Besiktas managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Iverson is a newcomer at Besiktas and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Croatian Tomislav Ruzic (208-F/C-79) of Tofas Bursa (#11). Ruzic scored 13 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Tofas, leading his team to a 94-72 easy win against the higher-ranked Besiktas (#6, 7-4). The chances of Tofas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ruzic could try to bring Tofas' a little bit higher in the standings. Ruzic has individually a great season in Turkey. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.4rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82) of Efes Pilsen - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Rasim Basak (202-F-80) of Turk Telekom - 18 points and 6 rebounds
6. Baris Ermis (194-G-85) of Banvit - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Inanc Koc (202-F-79) of Tofas - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88) of Besiktas - 18 points and 8 rebounds
9. Joshua Shipp (196-G/F-86) of Galatasaray - 11 points and 8 rebounds
10. Dionte Christmas (196-G) of Mersin - 18 points and 7 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Igor Milosevic inks deal with Trabzonspor - by Eurobasket News
Trabzonspor strengthened their backcourt. They added Igor Milosevic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) to the roster. The 24-year-old guard was released from Lietuvos Rytas less than two days ago. Igor Milosevic tallied 2.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.3 boards per VTB League game this season. In Euroleague his stats read 4.5 points, 2.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds. In LKL Igor Milosevic notched 4.4 points, 3.4 assists and 1.6 boards per appearance. The guard used to play in Greece and Serbia before joining Lietuvos Rytas in January 2010.


Eze is on the way to Besiktas ? - by Mustafa Bozkurt
Besiktas Cola Turka interested with Nigerian-Italian player Benjamin Eze (207-C/F-81, college: S.Idaho JC). 'The Helicopter' nicknamed player plays in BC Khimky Moscow. Turkish club wants to sign with him immediatly to bring power to team... Here is the outlook of Eze: He can rebound, run the floor, and has good hops. Offensive game is better than some originally thought. Could move up a lot, depending on how mature he and his game is.


Sarunas Jasikevicius joins Fenerbahce Ulker, Rytas inks Jasaitis - by Eurobasket News
Turkish champion Fenerbahce Ulker announced via its website on Friday that veteran guard Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) has agreed to a contract in principle with the club. Jasikevicius arrives from Lietuvos Rytas in his native Lithuania, whom he joined during the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season. A four-time Euroleague champ, Saras averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 assists off the bench in six games, helping L. Rytas to a 4-2 record in that span and a Top 16 berth.

On the day the club announced that Sarunas Jasikevicius was leaving, Lietuvos Rytas brought home another local favorite, signing shooting ace Simas Jasaitis (202-F/G-82) for the rest of the season. Jasaitis (202, 28) spent five seasons with the club earlier in his career, helping it win the 2005 ULEB Cup and make its Euroleague debut the following season. He played last season in Turkey for Galatasaray Caf Crown, where he averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12 Eurocup contests.

Courtesy of Euroleague




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Standings - Damligan
Damligan Standings
 1. Solna Vikings 12-1 
 2. Lulea BBK 11-2 
 3. Visby 9-4 
 4. Telge 9-4 
 5. Marbo Basket 8-6 
 6. Norrkoping 7-5 
 7. Sallen 7-6 
 8. Kvarnby 6-7 
 9. 08 5-8 
 10. Eos 3-10 
 11. Brahe 1-12 
 12. Umea 0-13 


Stats Leaders - Damligan
Points Per Game
 Brittany SMART
  Kvarnby
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Smart, Kvarnby24.5 
 2. Saunders, Visby21.9 
 3. Ferm, Eos18.0 
 4. Key, Marbo Basket17.9 
 5. Glaser, Kvarnby17.8 
 6. Zahui, Telge16.8 
 7. Tattersdill, Sallen15.8 
 8. Forsman-Goga, Tel.15.2 
 9. Frieson, Kvarnby15.2 
 10. Bacon, Solna Vikings15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amanda ZAHUI
  Telge
  (191-C-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Zahui, Telge10.8 
 2. Tattersdill, Sallen9.8 
 3. Frieson, Kvarnby9.2 
 4. Nilsson, Solna V.8.7 
 5. Brown, Visby8.7 
 6. Smart, Kvarnby8.4 
 7. Forsman-Goga, Tel.8.2 
 8. Gustavsson, Brahe8.1 
 9. Fontaine, 087.8 
 10. Bacon, Solna Vikings7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jennifer KUCUKKAYA
  Telge
  (163-G-91)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Kucukkaya, Telge4.4 
 2. Smart, Kvarnby4.1 
 3. Johansen, Sallen4.1 
 4. Persson, Brahe4.0 
 5. Kabengano, Telge3.8 
 6. Rivero, Kvarnby3.8 
 7. Saunders, Visby3.7 
 8. Gultekin, Solna V.3.5 
 9. Forsman-Goga, Tel.3.2 
 10. Nilsson, Lulea BBK3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Anette JOHANSEN
  Sallen
  (176-F-82)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Johansen, Sallen4.3 
 2. Brooks, Solna Vikings3.9 
 3. Key, Marbo Basket2.9 
 4. Persson, Brahe2.8 
 5. Aili, Lulea BBK2.8 
 6. Nekmouche, Sallen2.6 
 7. Neffati, Norrkoping2.5 
 8. Ausmann, Eos2.4 
 9. Forsman-Goga, Tel.2.3 
 10. Maenpaa, Marbo B.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Katarina ANDERSSON
  Solna Vikings
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Andersson, Solna V.2.3 
 2. Cesnaviciute, Visby2.1 
 3. Zahui, Telge1.7 
 4. Frieson, Kvarnby1.5 
 5. Scott, Lulea BBK1.4 
 6. Smart, Kvarnby0.9 
 7. Forsman-Goga, Tel.0.9 
 8. Glaser, Kvarnby0.9 
 9. Persson, Brahe0.8 
 10. Grahn, Lulea BBK0.8