EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/14/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Exciting Round Two - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Adriatic League. There were many interesting games last round.

Cibona - Krka 82-72
There was no surprise in Zagreb where Krka (0-2) was defeated by Cibona (2-1) 82-72 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Cibona. Krka was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was power forward Tomislav Zubcic (214-90, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Brian Chase (178-81, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 22 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Curtis Stinson (187-83, college: Iowa St.) added 8 points and 9 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Cibona will have a break next round. Krka will play at home against HKK Siroki WWin.
Top scorers:
Cibona: B.Chase 22+1reb, T.Zubcic 14+8reb+1ast, M.Rozic 12+3reb+4ast, A.Barbour 6+2reb+3ast, J.Lalic 6+6reb+1ast, P.Marcinkovic 5+1reb
Krka: J.Jordan 18+6reb+1ast, J.Baxter 15+1reb, Z.Dragic 10+4reb+2ast, J.Balazic 9+5reb+1ast, C.Stinson 8+3reb+9ast, E.Muric 5+5reb
gschID: 132932


Siroki WWin - Radnicki K. 92-93
The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 29-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) scored triple at the buzzer bringing valuable victory for his team. Radnicki K. shot 65.4 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American center David Simon (207-C-82, college: IPFW) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (on 14-of-15 shooting from the field). Montenegrin guard Miljan Pavkovic chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 assists. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-88) produced 23 points and Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-89) added 18 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. HKK Siroki WWin's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Radnicki K. is looking forward to face Partizan in Beograd in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. HKK Siroki WWin will play on the road against Krka in Novo Mesto and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Radnicki K.: D.Simon 33+7reb+1ast, M.Pavkovic 25+4reb+12ast, S.Markovic 12+1reb+2ast, A.Gaddefors 10+4reb+1ast, S.Sinovec 9+4reb+2ast, D.Mijatovic 2+3reb
Siroki WWin: Z.Sakic 23+4reb+1ast, F.Pilepic 18+1reb+5ast, J.Naletilic 11+2reb+7ast, D.Planinic 11+5reb+2ast, D.Butorac 9+2reb+1ast, C.Collins 8+5reb
gschID: 132933


Partizan - Helios 86-59
The game with biggest result difference took place in Beograd. Partizan (2-0) outscored Slovenian Helios (0-2) 86-59 on Wednesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. Helios was better in third quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Partizan dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Helios' 28 and made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Helios 39-20 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Helios were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Acie Law (190-85, college: Texas A&M, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 14 points. Center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) chipped in 14 points. Five Partizan players scored in double figures. Guard Sandi Cebular (196-86) produced 15 points and guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) added 13 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Partizan will face Radnicki K. in Kragujevac in the next round. Helios will play on the road against Hemofarm.
Top scorers:
Partizan: M.Raduljica 14+3reb+1ast, A.Law 14+4reb+2ast, N.Pekovic 13+5reb, D.Milosavljevic 11+4reb, V.Lucic 11+3reb, D.Kecman 8+3reb
Helios: S.Cebular 15+2reb+2ast, K.Prepelic 13+2reb+2ast, D.Gay 8+1reb, D.Pasalic 8+3reb, J.Besedic 4+3reb+1ast, B.Cresnar 4+6reb
gschID: 132934


Hemofarm - KK Zagreb CO 80-77
It looked good early as KK Zagreb CO took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hemofarm had a 23-19 second period charge getting the lead and KK Zagreb CO was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-80. Hemofarm made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) notched 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Marko Sutalo (194-83, agency: BeoExcell) supported him with 18 points. Hemofarm's coach Zeljko Lukajic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals by forward Krunoslav Simon (197-85) did not help to save the game for KK Zagreb CO. Center Mario Kasun (213-80) added 16 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Four KK Zagreb CO players scored in double figures. Hemofarm's next round opponent will be Helios in Domzale. KK Zagreb CO will play at home against Buducnost.
Top scorers:
Hemofarm: M.Sutalo 18+1reb+1ast, M.Pantic 17+7reb+1ast, M.Jeremic 11+3ast, I.Maras 10+3reb, N.Dangubic 7+1ast, A.Nesovic 7+2reb+6ast
KK Zagreb CO: M.Kasun 16+8reb, J.Heytvelt 15+4reb+1ast, D.Mulaomerovic 15+3reb+4ast, K.Simon 12+6reb+8ast, A.Masic 8+3reb+1ast, S.Ozbolt 5+4ast
gschID: 132935


Buducnost - Crvena Zvezda 79-64
The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 28-5 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Buducnost dominated on the defensive end, holding Zvezda to just 5 points in third quarter. Forward Nikola Vucevic (208-90, college: USC) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and center Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Subotic (206-90) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and forward Bojan Radetic (203-88) scored 12 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Buducnost will meet KK Zagreb CO on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Zvezda will play against Union Olimpija in Ljubljana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: N.Vucevic 16+18reb+1ast, B.Dubljevic 14+6reb, J.Anderson 11+3ast, A.Popovic 8+3reb+3ast, M.Popovic 8+5reb+2ast, M.Bozovic 6+3reb
Crvena Zvezda: B.Subotic 15+5reb, A.Milutinovic 13+3reb, B.Radetic 12+4reb, F.Covic 7+1reb+4ast, P.Popovic 5+7reb, M.Ilic 4+5reb
gschID: 132936


Union Olimpija - Cedevita 84-81
Important game to mention about took place in Ljubljana. Union Olimpija (2-0) saved a 3-point victory at home edging Cedevita (1-1) 84-81 on Tuesday evening. Cedevita was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 24-10 charge of Union Olimpija, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Cedevita was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian-Slovenian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 assists. Forward Goran Jagodnik (203-74, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. American-Panamanian forward Levour Warren (196-81, college: S.Carolina, agency: SportsTalent) replied with 20 points and American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cedevita. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Union Olimpija will play against Zvezda in Beograd in the next round. Cedevita will play at home against Zlatorog.
Top scorers:
Union Olimpija: R.Varda 15+5reb, D.Green 15+6reb, A.Capin 14+2reb+6ast, G.Jagodnik 11+9reb+1ast, D.Muric 7+3reb, D.Thompson 6+2reb
Cedevita: L.Warren 20+4reb+1ast, M.Smodis 12+4reb, H.Owens 10+3reb, D.Draper 8+6reb+2ast, M.Bazdaric 7+4reb+2ast, V.Vukusic 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 132937




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 28
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.28.0 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki23.5 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin19.5 
 4. Pilepic, Siroki W.18.5 
 5. Chase, Cibona18.3 
 6. Jeremic, Hemofarm17.0 
 7. Prepelic, Helios17.0 
 8. Jordan, Krka16.5 
 9. Kasun, KK.16.0 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola VUCEVIC
  Buducnost
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Vucevic, Buducnost11.5 
 2. Jagodnik, Union O.9.0 
 3. Savovic, Hemofarm9.0 
 4. Popovic, Crvena Z.8.0 
 5. Simon, Radnicki K.7.5 
 6. Pekovic, Partizan7.0 
 7. Zizic, Cibona7.0 
 8. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.5 
 9. Green, Union Olimp.6.5 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki14.0 
 2. Stinson, Krka6.0 
 3. Naletilic, Siroki5.5 
 4. Simon, KK.5.0 
 5. Covic, Crvena Z.5.0 
 6. Nesovic, Hemofarm5.0 
 7. Farmar, Maccabi4.7 
 8. Capin, Union Olimp.4.5 
 9. Roberson, Zlatorog4.5 
 10. Chase, Cibona4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan SINOVEC
  Radnicki K.
  (195-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sinovec, Radnicki3.0 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 3. Simon, KK.3.0 
 4. Chase, Cibona2.7 
 5. Milutinovic, Crven.2.5 
 6. Naletilic, Siroki2.5 
 7. Warren, Cedevita2.0 
 8. Panic, Zlatorog2.0 
 9. Cebular, Helios2.0 
 10. Dragic, Krka2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikola VUCEVIC
  Buducnost
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Vucevic, Buducnost2.0 
 2. Kasun, KK.2.0 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 4. Cresnar, Helios1.5 
 5. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.5 
 6. Jeremic, Hemofarm1.0 
 7. Savovic, Hemofarm1.0 
 8. Thompson, Union O.1.0 
 9. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 10. Atanackovic, Zlat.1.0 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Quimsa 5-1 
 2. Regatas C. 4-2 
 3. Sionista 4-2 
 4. Atenas 3-3 
 5. Libertad S. 3-3 
 6. San Mart.C. 2-4 
 7. Olimpico LB 2-4 
 8. La Union 1-5 
South
 1. Penarol 5-2 
 2. Wuber-Est.Bahia 4-1 
 3. Boca Jrs 4-2 
 4. Obras 3-2 
 5. GECR Indalo 3-4 
 6. Lanus 2-4 
 7. Quilmes MP 2-4 
 8. Club 9 1-5 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Gutierrez, Obras20.0 
 2. Meyinsse, Wuber-.19.6 
 3. OBannon, Boca Jrs19.0 
 4. Gutierrez, Penarol19.0 
 5. Villegas, Sionista18.0 
 6. McHopson, Quilm.17.5 
 7. Lo Grippo, Quimsa16.0 
 8. Mojica, Wuber-Es.15.6 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.15.3 
 10. Battle, Libertad15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Garces, Atenas11.2 
 2. Truscott, Quilm.11.0 
 3. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.5 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras9.2 
 5. Mikulas, La Union9.2 
 6. Battle, Libertad S.8.8 
 7. Meyinsse, Wuber-.8.4 
 8. Sandes, Sionista8.3 
 9. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.6 
 10. Leiva, Penarol7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.2 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol6.3 
 3. Victoriano, San M.6.0 
 4. Sucatzky, Atenas5.8 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.3 
 6. Cequeira, Sionista5.0 
 7. Osimani, Obras4.8 
 8. Stanic, Boca Jrs4.7 
 9. Ginobili, Libertad4.2 
 10. McHopson, Quilm.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. McHopson, Quilm.3.3 
 2. Galindo, Olimpico.3.2 
 3. McGowan, GECR I.3.1 
 4. Sanchez, Wuber-.3.0 
 5. Gonzalez, Quilm.3.0 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad2.8 
 7. Farabello, La Union2.8 
 8. Sucatzky, Atenas2.8 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.2.8 
 10. OBannon, Boca Jrs2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Olimpico.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 2. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 3. Battle, Libertad S.1.2 
 4. Williams, Quimsa1.2 
 5. Gayden, Club 91.0 
 6. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 7. Garces, Atenas1.0 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 9. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Obras0.8 


Club 9 release Elgrace Wilborn - by Eurobasket News
Club 9 have decided to part ways with Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky). The forward played three games for the team in Liga A season. He tallied 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per appearance. Last season Elgrace Wilborn played for Atletico Bigua in Uruguay. His stats read 19.0 points, 5.5 boards and 3.0 blocks per game in Liga Sudamericana. He also posted 12.7 points, 8.7 rebounds per LUB appearance.

Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Patagonia zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Perfora Plaza Huincul:

Leandro Lauro (188-G-80)
Matias Barberis (198-F-84)
Angelo Contini (198-F)
Emanuel Lopez

Emanuel Lopez Cerdan (187-G-82)
Juan Gonzalez (200-C)
Martin Deimundo (202-C)
Juan Fuentes (190-F)
Diego Ruiz (193-F)
Roberto Contreras (194-F)
Gonzalo Quezada

Coach: Fernando Claris

Hispano Americano:

Claudio Aguilar (198-F-79)
Gaston Morales (180-G-79)
Pablo Gonzalez (82)
Fernando Gutman (203-F/C-78, agency: Gross Zeev ISA)
Bruno Gelsi (191-G-76, agency: Players Group)
Sebastian Acevedo (198-F/C-90)
Fernando Pistochini (195-G/F-82)
Ignacio Puig (193-F)
Leandro bartolucci (197-F)
Leonardo Pagola (179-G-91)

Coach: Leonardo David Roquel

Del Progreso Roca:

Juan Manuel Fabi (G-82)
Leopoldo Carlos Ruiz Moreno (191-G-72)
Francisco Gaytan (190-G)
Pablo Almendra (190-G-90)
Martin Trimboli (196-F/C-85)

Mauricio Beltramella (186-G-71)
Nicolas Morales (201-C-89)
Diego Isgro (194-F)
Emanuel Wygladacz
Joaquin Mendez
Franco Farina (190-F-92)
Maximiliano Actis

Coach: Mario Spada

Deportivo roca:

Leonardo Ansaloni (183-G-79)
Lucas Romera (182-G-89)
Fernando Abarzua (170-G-91)
Mauro Perez (177-G-93)
Juan Quercia (180-G-86)
Gaston Chavez (180-G-92)
Paul Rinaldi (190-F-85)
Alejandro Palmieri (194-F-75)
Diego Casemayor (200-F-69)
Maximiliano azor (192-F-94)
Facundo Vinambres (198-C-86)
Jorge Coronado (202-C-89)

Coach: Sebastian Garcia

Atletico Regina:

Rodrigo Barrado (184)
Gaston Gonzalez (175-G-79)
Luciano Zupanovich (187-G-83)
Federico Harina (G)
Diego Corazza (194-G-86)
Emiliano Piccinini (190-F-84)
Diego Felicevich (196-F/C-87)
Ruben Guzman (C)
Pablo Heit (205-F/C-89)
Santiago Laforgia (G)
Jose Papa (G)

Coach: Gustavo Esteybar

Centro Espanol Plottier:

Luciano Alonso (183-G-80)
Julian Fedele (180-G-92)
Jeronimo Peralta (180-G-92)
Facundo Ciordia (195-C)
Diego Nondedeu (192-F)
Pablo Rodriguez (170-G-90)
Marcos Ramirez (190-F-78)
Gustavo Peirano (196-F)
Santiago Fedele (187-G-89)
Leonardo mosconi (190-G)
Alexander Dziak (204-C-89)
Luca Prado (G)

Coach: Dante Centeno

Pacifico Neuquen:

Sebastian Godoy (184-G-73)
Ignacio Rubio (196-C)
Maximiliano Contini (202-F/C-81)
Mario Alvarez (197-C)
Facundo Paz (184-G)
Maximiliano Inda (183-G)
Pablo Godoy (180-G)
Jorge Zubeldia (188-F)
Sergio Navas (180-G)

Cristian Maestra (G)
Federico Lardies (193-G)

Coach: Juan Miguel Diaz Vazquez

All Boys La pampa

Matias Guinda (193-F/C-83)
Laureano Burgos (180-G)
Juan Manuel Lara (199-F-91)

Nicolas Ayala (196-C)
Martin Ayala (193-F)
Maximiliano Garayo (198-F)
Nicolas Dilchneider (201-C)
Antonio Manera (181-G)
Hernan Valverde (188-G)
Javier Piermattei (186)


Coach: Diego Dettoni



Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Capital Federal zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Velez Sarsfield:

Diego Eiguren (183-G-81)
Ruben Runke (195-C-79)
Guillermo Gavotti (192-F-89)
Juan Ignacio Catalano (192-G-90)
Lucas Bertolotti (192-F)
Fernando Podesta (204-C-92)
Daniel Chaher (192-F-78)
Javier Scheines (204-F-85)
Mauro Sierra (198-F/C-80)
Ignacio Davico (188-G-92)
Leonardo Fabiano (189-G)
Juan Laprovittola (G)

Coach: Juan Pablo Boadaz

Independiente Avellaneda:

Daniel Lares (187-F-79)
Leon Nicanof (185-G-91)

Leon Nicanof (185-G-91)
Ezequiel Orrego (180-G)
Sebastian Cacciola (207-C-82)
Jorge Martocci (188-G-86)
Matias Kunkel (197-F-83)
Matias Hernandez
Gabriel Fernandez (204-C-76)
German Fernandez (199-G/F-91)
Leandro Masieri (201-F-76)
Federico Ramos (208-C-90)

Coach: Jorge Seoane

ramos Mejia LTC:

Facundo Pontillo (184-G)
Lucas Cassetai (183-G)
Luciano Massarelli (183-PG-93)
Nicolas Paciotti (175-G)
Dante Predazzi (195-F-85)
Martin Cuello (195-G)
Maximiliano Segon (200-F)
Gonzalo Alvarez (180-G-93)
Matias garcia (187-F)
Martin Zekas (200-F/C-87)
Guido Accardi (200-C)
Martin Terzi (203-C-83)

Coach: Patricio Neilan

Villa Mitre:

Facundo Madoz (190-G-83)
Juan Ocampos (185-G)
Juan Ignacio Guldris (194-F-84)
Facundo Lapadula (202-C)
Nahuel Asinsten (192-G)
Mariano Sole (195-F)
Juan Pablo Zilla (185-G-76)
Pablo Lapadula (203-C)
Santino Propato (183-G)
Cristian Scaramuzzino (206-C-92, agency: World Sport Agency)
Gerardo Anegon (195-F)
Franco Tonelli (188-G)

Coach: Federico Carbone

GEVP:

Tomas Gianelli (183-G-88)
Kevin Hernandez (204-C-91)
Ivan Macharasvilli (188-G-91)

Ivan Macharasvili (193-F-91)
Sebastian Fonseca (182-G-91)
Alejandro Irigoyen (187-G-84)
Hugo Maldonado (200-C)
German Mastrocola (185-G)
Lautaro Cisterna (G-94)
Martin Massone (187-F-94)
Agustin Actis (196-F)
Nahuel Paciotti (183-G)

Coach: Horacio Pacheco

Pedro Echague:

Matias Aluzzo (176-G-84)
Maximiliano Pellegrino (194-G/F-87)
Gianluca Pellegrino (190-G)
Daniel Kot (192-F)
Facundo Estala (196-F)

Bruno Estala (204-C-89)
Franco Videla (188-F)
Milton Gonzalez (201-C-89)
Nahuel Sunchesky (196-C)
Sebastian Mondino (194-F)
Ezequiel Suriano (186-F)

Coach: Andres Garcia


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Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Buenos Aires zone - by Facundo Iatzky
San Martin Junin:

Maximiliano Asan (182-G-90)
Luciano Coppola (191-G)
Emmanuel D'Angelo (186-G)
Pablo Demaria (184-F)
Renzo Di Perna (195-F/C-86)
Nicolas Godoy (185-F)
Pablo Martinez (195-F-82)
Gabriel Paolin (192-G-77)
Maximiliano Tabieres (198-F/C-89)
Francisco Barbi (192-C)
Jonathan Garcia (180-G)
Nicolas Maggi (195-F)

Coach: Mario Andrade

Estudiantes La Plata:

Leonardo Zanassi (196-F-74, agency: Players Group)
Pablo Bendel (189-G-83)
Facundo Fillol (194-F-86)
Nestor Serantes (192-C)
Pablo Herrera (197-C)
Javier Bareiro (193-F)
Sebastian Sartorelli (198-F/C-85)
Leonardo Pujol (187-G)
Leonardo Canete (201-C-90)
Daniel Moroni (193-G)

Federico Attademo (183-G)
Facundo Attademo (181-G)

Coach: Gustavo Perez

Independiente Tandil:

Leandro Mateo (204-C-81)
Alejandro Arca (202-C-88)
Bruno Romano (200-F/C-83)
Valerio Andrizzi (190-G-76)
Lisandro Caniza (198-F-86)
Kevin Jerez (186-G89)
Sebastian Alvarez (186-G)
Gonzalo Marin (196-F-78)
Matias Gutkin (197-F/C-91)
Lautaro Lanusse (180-G-93)
Exequiel Barroso (175-G-92)
Gaston Gonzalez (190-F-93)

Coach: Marcelo Macias

Estudiantes Olavarria:

Joaquin Giordana (182-G-90)
Jonathan Ledesma (182-G-89)
Juan Ignacio Varas (194-G-87)
Guillermo Crespo (196-F-85)
Martin Miner (197-F-89)
Gerardo Barrera (201-F-77)
Federico Arce (200-F/C-82)
Franco Rivero (192-G-90)
Braian Stanford (195-G-82)
Matias Estalles (195-F/C-84)
Emilio Gonzalez (190-G-93)
Facundo Barreto (190-G-92)

Coach: Cristian Ruiz

San Lorenzo Chivilcoy:

Fernando Rivera (180-G-85)
Juan Wall (198-G/F-89)
Sebastian Farias (188-G-83)
Hector Martirena (198-F/C-82)
Jose Pappalardi (203-C-82)
Alejo Barrales (169-G-91)
Javier Corniglia (196-C/F-83)
Amiel Marquez (190-F)
Rodrigo Monier (185-G-86)
Matias Palacio (188-G)
Cristian Velazquez (202-C)
Dario Alsina (185-F)

Coach: Diego Dambrosio

Sportivo Pilar:

Fernando Calvi (200-F-81)
Sebastian Diaz (175-G)
Santiago Sicardi (178-G-87)
Maximiliano Gutierrez (188-G)
Nicolas Tabarez (188-F-78)
Mariano Piaggio (195-F)
Gabriel Cedro (195-F)
Dario Sosa (196-C-92)
Mauro Gentiluomo (196-C)

Lautaro Scheffer (193-G)
Nicolas Tabarez (190-G)
Lucas Petruzzi (190-F)

Coach: Fabian Timmis




TNA, Round Four: Union Progresista and Alianza Viedma stay perfect - by Eurobasket News
Round Four of TNA was played last weekend. Union Progresista and Alianza Viedma managed to beat their rivals and to keep the perfect record. Each of them has 3-0 now. Alvear has the same score, but they didnt play in this round.
In Group North, Union Progresista was better than Obera TC on the road 79-82. Lisandro Rasio (197-F/C-90) was the leading player in victory with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Ije Nwankwo (201-F-85, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Cleveland St.) shined in loss with 17 points, 12 boards and 5 assists.
In Group South, Alianza Viedma grabbed 67-65 home win against Huracan. Scott Cutley (196-F-85, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points and five rebounds.
Below you can check Round Four results. There is also standings and Round Three schedule.



Regular Season - Round 4

NORTH
Oct. 9, 2011 Obera TC-Union Progr. 79-82
Oct. 11, 2011 Atl.Echague-Union Sunch 94-88
Oct. 9, 2011 Estudian.Con.-A.Espanola 73-61
Oct. 9, 2011 Tomas Rocam.-San Isidro 81-64

SOUTH
Oct. 9, 2011 Ciclista-San Mart.MJ 72-63
Oct. 9, 2011 Rosario Cent.-Argentino 83-71
Oct. 9, 2011 Firmat SF-Banda Norte 69-83
Oct. 9, 2011 Sport Club-Bragado 76-58
Oct. 9, 2011 Alianza Viedma-Huracan 67-65


Regular Season - Round 5

NORTH
Oct. 14, 2011 San Isidro-Alvear
Oct. 14, 2011 A.Espanola-Atl.Echague
Oct. 14, 2011 Obera TC-Estudian.Con.
Oct. 14, 2011 Union Sunch-A.Italiana
Oct. 14, 2011 Union Progr.-Tomas Rocam.

SOUTH
Oct. 14, 2011 Bragado-MH Basket
Oct. 14, 2011 Banda Norte-Rosario Cent.
Oct. 14, 2011 Huracan-Ciclista
Oct. 14, 2011 Argentino-Alianza Viedma
Oct. 14, 2011 San Mart.MJ-Sport Club


TNA Standings

North
1. Alvear 3-0
2. Union Progr. 3-0
3. Obera TC 3-1
4. Tomas Rocam. 2-1
5. Estudian.Con. 2-2
6. A.Italiana 1-2
7. San Isidro 1-2
8. Atl.Echague 1-3
9. Union Sunch 1-3
10. A.Espanola 0-3

South
1. Alianza Viedma 3-0
2. Argentino 3-1
3. Bragado 3-1
4. Banda Norte 2-1
5. MH Basket 2-1
6. Ciclista 2-2
7. Huracan 2-2
8. Firmat SF 1-3
9. Rosario Cent. 1-3
10. Sport Club 1-3
11. San Mart.MJ 0-3




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Maki TAKADA
  Denso Iris
  (183-C-89)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Takada, Denso Iris23.3 
 2. Kawahara, Toyota22.0 
 3. Kanade, Airlines R.18.8 
 4. Wantsu, Mitsubishi15.5 
 5. Huziwara, Denso I.15.5 
 6. Yano, Toyota A.15.0 
 7. Tokashiki, JX Sun.14.8 
 8. Nagi, Fujitsu RW14.5 
 9. Miyamoto, Mitsubis.14.0 
 10. Miho, Chanson V-M13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Reika TAKAHASHI
  Airlines.
  (177-F-88)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Takahashi, Airline.12.8 
 2. Tokashiki, JX Sun.11.0 
 3. Wantsu, Mitsubishi10.8 
 4. Takada, Denso Iris9.3 
 5. Yano, Toyota A.6.3 
 6. Obata, Denso Iris6.3 
 7. Tsukano, Chanson6.0 
 8. Kondo, Airlines R.6.0 
 9. Miyamoto, Mitsubis.5.8 
 10. Oonuma, Denso Ir.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Akiko OBATA
  Denso Iris
  (165-G-81)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Obata, Denso Iris6.3 
 2. Okami, JX Sunfl.5.8 
 3. Kudeken, Toyota A.4.0 
 4. Machida, Fujit.4.0 
 5. Hashimoto, Mitsub.3.5 
 6. Rin, Chanson V-M2.5 
 7. Hoshino, Airlines2.5 
 8. Watanabe, Chanson2.5 
 9. Hirata, Toyota A.2.3 
 10. Kimura, Fujitsu RW2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Saori FUJIYOSHI
  Chanson .
  (178-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Fujiyoshi, Chanson3.3 
 2. Kudeken, Toyota A.2.7 
 3. Takada, Denso Iris2.3 
 4. Tsukano, Chanson2.0 
 5. Miyamoto, Mitsubis.2.0 
 6. Ootaka, Aishin AW2.0 
 7. Takasaki, Aishin A.1.8 
 8. Maki, Airlines R.1.8 
 9. Kanade, Airlines R.1.8 
 10. Maeda, Aishin AW1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ramu TOKASHIKI
  JX Sun.
  (191-C/F-91)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Tokashiki, JX Sun.3.8 
 2. Takahashi, Airline.3.0 
 3. Shinohara, Fujit.2.0 
 4. Takada, Denso Iris1.0 
 5. Nagaishi, Chanson1.0 
 6. Shimizu, Fujit.1.0 
 7. Morikawa, Denso I.1.0 
 8. Mamiya, JX Sunfl.1.0 
 9. Suzuki, Fujitsu RW1.0 
 10. Yano, Toyota A.1.0 


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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Douthit, PHI21.9 
 2. Wright, JOR19.2 
 3. Ahmad, UAE17.0 
 4. Yi, CHN16.6 
 5. Hoskin, LEB16.3 
 6. Haddadi, IRI15.4 
 7. Koroth, IND15.3 
 8. Daghles, JOR14.8 
 9. Malabes, BHR14.5 
 10. Sitepu, IDN13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Douthit, PHI12.2 
 2. Takeuchi, JPN11.4 
 3. Haddadi, IRI11.4 
 4. Yi, CHN10.8 
 5. Hoskin, LEB10.1 
 6. Li Wei, MAS9.1 
 7. Kazemi, IRI8.9 
 8. Gorges, SYR7.6 
 9. Abbas, JOR7.1 
 10. Indrawan, IDN7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Wuysang, IDN6.4 
 2. Guganeswaran, MAS4.9 
 3. Daghles, JOR4.6 
 4. Malabes, BHR4.0 
 5. Kamrani, IRI4.0 
 6. Yang, KOR3.9 
 7. Akl, LEB3.8 
 8. Shonaka, JPN3.7 
 9. Lee, TAI3.7 
 10. Haddadi, IRI3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  JOR
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Daghles, JOR1.8 
 2. Ahmad, UAE1.8 
 3. Sun, CHN1.8 
 4. Lee, TAI1.7 
 5. Chang, TAI1.6 
 6. Wright, JOR1.6 
 7. Hirose, JPN1.6 
 8. Malallah, BHR1.5 
 9. Salem, UAE1.5 
 10. Kamrani, IRI1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Haddadi, IRI2.9 
 2. Zaghab, JOR1.7 
 3. Douthit, PHI1.7 
 4. Yi, CHN1.4 
 5. Sun, CHN1.4 
 6. Singh, IND1.4 
 7. Kim, KOR1.3 
 8. Sitepu, IDN1.2 
 9. Hamowi, SYR1.1 
 10. Kim, KOR0.9 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Who was hot and who was not from Week 1 - by Duncan Matheson

All-Star 5 from Week One

Gary Wilkinson (206-F-82, college: Utah St.) 18.5ppg, 6.0 rpg, 15/22 FG 5/6 3pt FG over two games

Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) 28 points, 5 rebounds, 8/17 FG 11/14 FT

Thomas Abercrombie (198-G/F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Washington St.) 18.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 12/20 FG 10/10 FT over two games

Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) 28 points, 8/18 FG 6/11 3pt FG 6/6 FT

Kevin Lisch (188-PG-86, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) 23 points, 8/11 FG, 3/3 3pt FG, 4/4 FT

Wishing the season started next week

Luke Nevill (218-C-86, college: Utah) 2 points, 4 rebounds 1/6 FG 0/2 FT in 20 minutes

Oscar Forman (205-F-82) 7 points, 1/6 FG 1/3 3pt FG in 26 minutes

Anatoly Bose (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) 5 points, 5 turnovers 2/6 FG in 26 minutes

Andrew Warren (195-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Bradley) 0 points, 0/4 FT in 31 minutes

Mike English (194-F/G-82, college: UMKC) 0 points, 5 turnovers 0/5 FG in 17 minutes



SBL: Buccs open 2012 on the road again - by Eurobasket News
SUN City Plumbing Geraldton Buccaneers will attempt to get off on the right foot with another opening road trip to begin their SBL campaign.

The Buccs commence 2012 with a country double against South West Slammers on Saturday, March 17 and Mandurah Magic the next day.

It will be the third successive year the Buccs begin their pursuit away from home.

Coach Ray Evans said it was the ideal start as his team attempts to make amends for missing out on finals for only the second time last year.

From a playing point of view, its good to get together as a group and try and gel together as a team, without the pressure of being at home, he said.

The Buccs will aim to deny Greg Worthington a dream start to his new position as Slammers head coach.

The Slammers were rooted to the bottom of the ladder in 2011 following a winless season.

Evans said Worthington, father of former NBL rookie of the year Mark, had all the credentials to give the Slammers a shakeup.

On past years its a game we expect to win, he said of the Slammers clash.

But Gregs been around for a long time, hes coached a lot of State teams so I expect the team to be very disciplined.

Horror struck for the Buccs when they last visited Mandurah on the first day of the 2011 season.

The Buccs lost 91-69 the start of a three-game losing streak.

Evans expected the Magic to again leave nothing behind on their home court.

We were well underdone by them last year, he said.

Im sure theyll be ready to go again. Theyre normally a team that starts the season well because they have a big pre-season and play together a bit.

Its a weekend that we can start well, but as we saw last year if we dont, it can go the other way on us.

A week extension to the 2012 season has allowed all teams to forgo one double-header fixture.

Its a coup for the Buccs and Goldfields Giants as the two sides will travel to play each other as one encounter.

This is instead of playing a metro game the previous night.

Geraldton fans have their first opportunity to rally in the corner of their home team on Saturday, March 24.

The Buccs take on 2010 champions Willetton Tigers, in the first of three tough home games.

A tough showdown against 2009 champions, last years semi-finalists, Lakeside follows on March 31.

Country rivalry fires up again when Goldfields visit Tip Top Stadium the week after.

The Buccs first encounter with defending champions Wanneroo is at Tip Top Stadium on May 5.

Article by Thomas Davis (Geraldton Guardian)
Courtesy of: SBL


SBL: Hawks appoint new MSBL Head Coach for 2012 - by Eurobasket News
Perry Lakes Hawks announce the appointment of Trevor Pugh to the position of Head Coach for the Men's State Basketball League Team for 2012.

Trevor is a former AIS, NBL & State Player and also played five years with the Hawks MSBL team in the 80's.

He is currently the Coach of the WA State 20's Men's Team and has also coached WABL 20s (Coach of the year 2010) and held other coaching positions at the Wanneroo Basketball Association.

With the Hawks having such a young squad, Trevor's experience with the coaching and development of young players in the past, will be invaluable to the Hawks program going forward.

'Our goal is to be recognized by our community and our peers as the Benchmark of Men's Basketball in WA' said Pugh.

'I look forward to working with this group and to the seaon ahead.'

The 2012 SBL Fixtures have been released and can be found on our website or on the sbl website. Perry Lakes Hawks thank all their sponsors and supporters for their ongoing support.

Article by Perry Lakes Hawks
Courtesy of: SBL


Redbacks Win Over Singapore National Team - by Eurobasket News
The Perth Redbacks Men's State Basketball Team had a spectacular 92 to 70 win against the Singapore National Team.

The game was played on the new show-court on the Brother Paull Centre at Aquinas College before a 300-plus crowd.

It follows the recent international four-nations series played in Broome between the Perth Wildcats, Singapore Slingers, Shanghai Sharks and the Indonesian National Team.

Redbacks' coach David Harris said that opportunities to play an international team are rare and provides his team with invaluable exposure to the next level of professional basketball.

'To come away with a win is a fantastic achievement by our team and augers well for the future', he said.

Perth Wildcats' development player Ben Purser (200-F/G-90, college: Augusta St.) top-scored for the Redbacks with 21 at a field goal percentage of 53 while bringing down 10 rebounds and making three assists and two steals.

Centre and fellow Wildcats' development player Michael Vigor was their next highest with 19 also at 53% while bringing down 14 rebounds.

In his first game for the Redbacks since his return from the Ballarat Miners, former Perth Wildcats shooting guard Jarrad Prior scored 15 at 50% along with two rebounds, two steals and two assists.

Veteran shooting guard Koh Meng Koon, who recently returned to the Singapore national team, was their top-scorer with 18 at 60% while bringing down three rebounds and making two assists.

Forward Lim Sheng Yu was their next highest scorer on 16 at 67 along with five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Legendary Singapore international Steven Khoo scored 11, including two from two three-point shots, and had 14 rebounds while point-guard WongWei Long had 10 along with four rebounds and two assists.

The State Basketball League regular season recommences in March 2012.

Article by Redbacks Media
Courtesy of: SBL


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Patrick MILLS
  Tigers
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 28
 1. Mills, Tigers28.0 
 2. Worthington, Blaze28.0 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats26.0 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats23.0 
 5. Wilson, Taipans23.0 
 6. Wagstaff, Wildcats22.0 
 7. Ubaka, Tigers22.0 
 8. Jackson, Breakers19.5 
 9. Davidson, Hawks19.0 
 10. Wilkinson, Breake.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (210-C-86)
  Avg: 14
 1. Khazzouh, Kings14.0 
 2. Rychart, Taipans14.0 
 3. Hill, Taipans11.0 
 4. Weigh, 36ers10.0 
 5. Tragardh, Tigers9.0 
 6. Mims, Crocodiles9.0 
 7. Bose, Kings8.0 
 8. Johnson, 36ers8.0 
 9. Saville, Hawks7.0 
 10. Holmes, Crocodiles7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rhys MARTIN
  Hawks
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Martin, Hawks7.0 
 2. Lisch, Wildcats6.0 
 3. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 4. Cadee, Blaze5.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats5.0 
 6. Hill, Taipans4.0 
 7. Jackson, Breakers4.0 
 8. Dowdell, Taipans3.0 
 9. Hoare, Blaze3.0 
 10. Bruce, Kings3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.5 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 3. Williams, Taipans2.0 
 4. Greer, Tigers2.0 
 5. English, Blaze2.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats2.0 
 7. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Tovey, Wildcats1.0 
 9. Rychart, Taipans1.0 
 10. Grant, Kings1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.5 
 2. Johnson, 36ers1.0 
 3. Khazzouh, Kings1.0 
 4. Vukona, Breakers1.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats1.0 
 6. Bruce, Kings1.0 
 7. Nevill, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Cedar, Crocodiles1.0 
 9. Petrie, Blaze1.0 
 10. Grabau, Taipans1.0 


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  AUSTRIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Oberwart
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 26
 1. Shaw, Oberwart26.0 
 2. Stazic, BC Vienna26.0 
 3. Reed, Oberwart25.5 
 4. Francois, BC Vienna25.5 
 5. Djuric, Gussing24.5 
 6. Brown, Wels23.0 
 7. Pryor, Wels21.0 
 8. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.20.0 
 10. Wade, Arkadia19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Demetrius NELSON
  Kapfenberg
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Nelson, Kapfenberg13.0 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.11.5 
 3. Oppland, Gmunden11.0 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.5 
 5. Reed, Oberwart7.5 
 6. Lanegger, UBSC G.7.5 
 7. Miletic, BC Vienna7.0 
 8. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
 9. Heard, Gussing7.0 
 10. Brown, Wels7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 7
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna7.0 
 2. Lanegger, Klostern.6.0 
 3. Ochsenhofer, Oberw.5.5 
 4. Schreiner, Kapfe.5.0 
 5. Fears, Kapfenberg5.0 
 6. Pryor, Wels5.0 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.0 
 8. Curry, Gmunden4.0 
 9. Danek, Arkadia3.5 
 10. Reed, Oberwart3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quentin PRYOR
  Wels
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Pryor, Wels5.0 
 2. Brown, Wels5.0 
 3. Schreiner, Kapfe.3.0 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.3.0 
 5. Shaw, Oberwart2.5 
 6. Hutter, Gmunden2.0 
 7. Fears, Kapfenberg2.0 
 8. Bobb, Klosterneub.2.0 
 9. Artner, Oberwart2.0 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.2.5 
 2. Moric, UBSC G.2.0 
 3. Brown, Wels2.0 
 4. Ware, Furstenfeld1.0 
 5. Hutter, Gmunden1.0 
 6. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.0 
 7. Werner, Wels1.0 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden1.0 
 9. Hamidovic, Kloster.0.5 
 10. Robinson, Fursten.0.5 


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Start of the new season: Round One - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Balkan League just started. First games were played on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Group A
Torus Skopje - Mornar Bar 79-84
The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 46-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Serbian forward Lazar Radosavljevic (203-91, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and center Radoje Vujosevic (209-89) chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Mornar Bar players scored in double figures. Mornar Bar's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side FYR Macedonian-Bulgarian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (189-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 20 points and 6 assists and power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Mornar Bar are looking forward to face Galil Gilboa at home in the next round. Torus Skopje will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Torus Skopje: B.Trajkovski 21+7reb, D.Karadzovski 20+3reb+6ast, J.Reynolds 11+8reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 8+7reb+5ast, B.Krstevski 6+2reb, P.Blazevski 6+1reb
Mornar Bar: F.Barovic 16+4reb, L.Radosavljevic 14+5reb+3ast, N.Ivanovic 11+3reb+2ast, R.Vujosevic 10+11reb, I.Jelenic 9+1reb+4ast, A.Scott 9+6reb+5ast
gschID: 136773


October 15: Timisoara - OKK Beograd

Group B
Hapoel T-A - Napredak 74-66
Napredak Rubin trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 15-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-74 at the end of the game. Hapoel T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Napredak Rubin's 30. Hapoel T-A forced 22 Napredak Rubin turnovers. American forward Curtis Kelly (203-F-88, college: Kansas St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Demontez Stitt (187-89, college: Clemson) chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Slaven Cupkovic (206-88) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Marko Puzic (198-85) scored 16 points. Napredak Rubin's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel T-A is looking forward to face Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci in the next round. Napredak Rubin will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Napredak: S.Cupkovic 17+7reb+2ast, M.Puzic 16+4reb+1ast, A.Lekic 9+2ast, S.Pejovic 7+3reb+3ast, A.Mandic 5+1reb, S.Mihajlovic 4+3reb
Hapoel T-A: C.Kelly 16+10reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 13+3reb+2ast, D.Stitt 9+8reb+3ast, B.Timor 7+3reb+1ast, C.Carr 7+1reb+3ast, Y.Shiran 7+1ast
gschID: 136774


Levski Sofia - Zrinjski HT 63-57
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zrinjski HT won fourth quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski Sofia forced 19 Zrinjski HT turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Zrinjski HT's players. 26 personal fouls committed by Zrinjski HT helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French-Bulgarian power forward Vassil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American swingman Aaron Harper (199-81, college: Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Levski Sofia's coach Georgi Mladenov allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St., agency: David Lee services) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 20 rebounds and guard Luka Klarica (190-89) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Levski Sofia is looking forward to face Hapoel T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round. Zrinjski HT will play at home against Ulcinj.
Top scorers:
Zrinjski HT: M.Jones 17+20reb, L.Klarica 14+3reb+5ast, A.Avdibegovic 13+1reb+2ast, M.Petric 7, A.Radulovic 2+7reb, S.Tepavcevic 2+7reb
Levski Sofia: A.Harper 13+6reb+2ast, H.Dimitrov 10+4reb+2ast, M.Hall 9+3reb+6ast, V.Evtimov 9+9reb+4ast, Z.Georgiev 6+2reb+1ast, D.Angelov 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 136775


Ulcinj - Feni Indistrija 53-59
The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 59-53. Feni Indistrija dominated on the defensive end, holding Ulcinj to just 7 points in second quarter. Serbian guard Sasa Ocokoljic (183-76, agency: BeoExcell) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 assists for the winners and Serbian center Dusan Knezevic (207-80, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side center Dragomir Marojevic (207-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds and guard Milos Djurisic (194-88) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Feni Indistrija is free in the next round. Ulcinj will play on the road against Zrinjski HT in Mostar.
Top scorers:
Ulcinj: D.Marojevic 11+6reb+1ast, M.Latkovic 11+4reb+2ast, M.Djurisic 10+7reb+1ast, B.Medenica 5+9reb+2ast, M.Milatovic 5, M.Kuveljic 4+5reb
Feni Indistrija: S.Ocokoljic 15+4reb+5ast, M.Gjurov 9+2reb+2ast, V.Brckov 9+4reb, D.Knezevic 8+9reb+1ast, M.Simonovski 8+6reb+1ast, D.Sokolov 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 136776




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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vallo ALLINGU
  Tartu U.
  (206-C-78)
  Avg: 21
 1. Allingu, Tartu U.21.0 
 2. Urbonas, Juventus20.0 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai19.0 
 4. Pakamanis, Juven.18.0 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo16.0 
 6. Ruzgas, Siauliai16.0 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool15.0 
 8. Kadziulis, Rudupis15.0 
 9. Peciukas, Kedainiai15.0 
 10. Broadus, Siauliai14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. McClure, Kedainiai11.0 
 2. Barnes, Kedainiai9.0 
 3. Beliavicius, Kedai.9.0 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.9.0 
 5. Vitas, Liepaja9.0 
 6. Berzins, Ventspils8.0 
 7. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.8.0 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis7.0 
 9. Bowles, Siauliai7.0 
 10. Buterleviciu., Ru.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Broadus, Siauliai8.0 
 2. Maceina, Juventus6.0 
 3. Pakamanis, Juven.5.0 
 4. Viskontas, Rudupis5.0 
 5. Lowe, Kedainiai5.0 
 6. Doronin, Tartu U.4.0 
 7. Mayo, Liepaja4.0 
 8. Peciukas, Kedainiai3.0 
 9. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 10. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zydrunas URBONAS
  Juventus
  (198-F-76)
  Avg: 3
 1. Urbonas, Juventus3.0 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 3. Peciukas, Kedainiai3.0 
 4. Blaus, Ventspils3.0 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 6. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 7. Cizauskas, Baltai2.5 
 8. Pakamanis, Juven.2.0 
 9. Salenga, Rudupis2.0 
 10. Janavicius, Balta.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ULYANKO
  Kalev/Cr.
  (204-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 2. Barnes, Kedainiai2.0 
 3. McClure, Kedainiai2.0 
 4. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 5. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 
 6. Salenga, Rudupis1.0 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventsp.1.0 
 8. Bowles, Siauliai1.0 
 9. Doronin, Tartu U.1.0 
 10. Hicks, Liepaja1.0 


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  BELGIUM   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 20
 1. Copeland, Aalstar20.0 
 2. Jackson, Aalstar20.0 
 3. Rich, Oostende18.0 
 4. Bostic, Liege17.5 
 5. Tofi, Leuven17.0 
 6. Slaughter, M.Hai.16.7 
 7. Black, Antwerp16.0 
 8. Booker, Oostende15.7 
 9. McLean, Leuven15.0 
 10. Freeman, Leuven15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael ROLL
  Antwerp
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Roll, Antwerp9.0 
 2. McLean, Leuven8.5 
 3. Love, Verviers-Pep.8.5 
 4. Shengelia, Charler.8.0 
 5. Merriex, Verviers.7.5 
 6. Jackson, Aalstar7.3 
 7. Brown, Gent7.0 
 8. Wilson, Antwerp7.0 
 9. Van Den Spie., Oos.7.0 
 10. Vaughn, Antwerp7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lionel BOSCO
  Gent
  (176-PG-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bosco, Gent6.0 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.7 
 3. Davis, Leuven4.5 
 4. Anderson, Gent3.5 
 5. Rich, Oostende3.3 
 6. Singletary, M.Hain.3.3 
 7. Roll, Antwerp3.0 
 8. Fox, Aalstar3.0 
 9. Copeland, Aalstar3.0 
 10. Ruoff, Aalstar3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darnell WILSON
  Antwerp
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wilson, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 3. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 4. Chaney, Gent3.0 
 5. Dagunduro, Leuven3.0 
 6. Singletary, M.Hain.2.7 
 7. Matela, Liege2.5 
 8. Sakota, Oostende2.3 
 9. Downey, Verviers.2.0 
 10. Drobnjak, Oosten.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.5 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.5 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.3 
 6. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.3 
 7. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 8. Foster, M.Hainaut0.7 
 9. Chaney, Gent0.5 
 10. Green, Charleroi0.5 


D2 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 John FITZGERALD
  Malbas
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 24
 1. Fitzgerald, Malbas24.0 
 2. Banks, Taby23.0 
 3. Johansson, Orongo22.0 
 4. Andersson, Eagles21.5 
 5. Bankhead Ba., Ho.21.5 
 6. Bergstrom, Black.20.0 
 7. Isaksson, Hogsbo20.0 
 8. Vukovic, Helsingbo.19.3 
 9. Nordin, Taby19.0 
 10. Merzoug, Eagles19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Samir ALI HUSSEIN
  LF Fu.
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 14
 1. Ali Hussein, LF Fu.14.0 
 2. Petkovski, Srbija13.3 
 3. Vukovic, Helsingbo.12.3 
 4. Flink, Helsingborg12.0 
 5. Hartmann, Akropol11.0 
 6. Bergstrom, Black.10.3 
 7. Robinson, Brahe B.9.7 
 8. Fitzgerald, Malbas9.5 
 9. Ferizi, Malbas9.0 
 10. Almstrand, Malbas9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Farzad NOURI
  Blackeberg
  (179-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Nouri, Blackeberg8.3 
 2. Banks, Taby7.5 
 3. Fitzgerald, Malbas7.0 
 4. Cedermarker, Srb.6.5 
 5. Garcia, Hogsbo5.0 
 6. Perisic, Eagles5.0 
 7. Ghebremeskel, Eag.5.0 
 8. Hultman-Boye, Hag.5.0 
 9. Merzoug, Eagles4.7 
 10. Blazevic, Talje4.7 
Steals Per Game
 John FITZGERALD
  Malbas
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Fitzgerald, Malbas4.0 
 2. Karovic, Eos3.7 
 3. Cahilig, Brahe Bas.3.7 
 4. Ghebremeskel, Eag.3.7 
 5. Nordin, Taby3.5 
 6. Svensson, Solna B.3.5 
 7. Hultman-Boye, Hag.3.5 
 8. Strazdauskas, Hog.3.0 
 9. Svedas, Srbija3.0 
 10. Bankhead Ba., H.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joseph TAYLOR
  Eagles
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Taylor, Eagles3.0 
 2. Robinson, Brahe B.2.3 
 3. Ali Hussein, LF Fu.2.0 
 4. Nilsson, Orongo2.0 
 5. Bergstrom, Black.1.7 
 6. Tellwe, Hogsbo1.5 
 7. Fitzgerald, Malbas1.5 
 8. Lindberg, Taby1.5 
 9. Nordin, Taby1.5 
 10. Neffati, Norrkopi.1.3 


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  BOSNIA   


Siroki fails in thriller - by Eurobasket News
Siroki WWin - Radnicki Kragujevac 92-93

Bad luck for the reigning Bosnian champion Siroki WWin. After great start and road victory in the opening round of Adriatic league, they faced with home loss against Radnicki Kragujevac 92-93 in Round Two. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 29-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) scored triple at the buzzer bringing valuable victory for his team. Radnicki K. shot 65.4 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American center David Simon (207-C-82, college: IPFW) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (on 14-of-15 shooting from the field). Montenegrin guard Miljan Pavkovic chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 assists. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-F-88) produced 23 points and Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-G-89) added 18 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Josip Naletilic (195-G-89) collected 11 points and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. HKK Siroki WWin's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. In the next round HKK Siroki WWin will meet Krka in Novi Mesto. That game is scheduled for Saturday.

Siroki WWin: Zeljko Sakic 23, Fran Pilepic 18+5 as, Josip Naletilic 11+7 as
Radnicki Kragujevac: David Simon 33+7 boards, Miljan Pavkovic 25+12 as


Zrinjski defeated in Sophia - by Eurobasket News
Levski Sofia - Zrinjski HT 63-57

Third edition of the Balkan International Basketball League started on Tuesday. Two games were also played last night and Levski - Zrinjski HT was one of them. The Bosnian outfit failed on the road 63-57. Both teams are placed to Group B. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zrinjski HT won fourth quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Levski Sofia forced 19 Zrinjski HT turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Zrinjski HT's players. 26 personal fouls committed by Zrinjski HT helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French-Bulgarian power forward Vassil Evtimov (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) stepped up and scored 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American swingman Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Levski Sofia's coach Georgi Mladenov allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American forward Marcel Jones (203-F-85, agency: David Lee services, college: Oregon St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 20 rebounds and guard Luka Klarica (190-G-89) scored 14 points and 5 assists. Armin Avdibegovic (189-G-84) stopped to 13 pts in this meeting. Levski Sofia is looking forward to face Hapoel T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round. Zrinjski HT will play at home against Ulcinj. Zrinjski is the only Bosnian team in BIBL this season.

Levski: Aaron Harper 13+6 boards, Hrisimir Dimitrov 10, Vassil Evtimov 9+9 boards
Zrinjski: Marcel Jones 17+20 boards, Luka Klarica 14+5 as, Armin Avdibegovic 13


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues
Paulista Standings
 1. Itabom/Bauru 13-1 
 2. Winner/Limeira 12-2 
 3. Pinheiros/Sky 11-3 
 4. S.Jose/Vinac 11-3 
 5. Paulistano 10-4 
 6. Vivo/Franca 9-5 
 7. Gremio Mogi 7-7 
 8. Araraquara 6-8 
 9. Rio Claro 6-8 
 10. XV/Cosan 5-9 
 11. Jacarei 4-10 
 12. Sao Caetano 4-10 
 13. L.S.B. 4-10 
 14. Americana 4-10 
 15. America 3-11 
 16. Inter Santos 3-11 


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  BULGARIA   


Ugly victory, but important victory for Levski at the start of BIBL - by Vladi Lazarova
Levski began the new season in Balkan League with a hard victory over HKK Zrinjski Mostar (BH) 63:57 in Universiada hall in Sofia. The brand new squad of Konstantin Papazov show different two different faces strong first half and unstable second, but The Blues were dominating in all 40 minutes with faster, quicker and more combinative game.

Official debute for Levski made six new players Four Bulgarians with solid experience Vassil Evtimov, Hrisimir Dimitrov, Dimitar Angelov, Aleksander Gruev and two Americans Ronald Slay, Marcus Hall. This season The Blues will try to develop to young Bulgarian prospects Alex Simeonov and Georgi Kunov. Both will have more playing time in Bulgarian League, which starts this Saturday.

Vassil Evtimov (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) was strong under the basket with 9 boards and scored 9 points. He will definitely help Levski till the moment he finds a club abroad.
Hrisimir Dimitrov (197-G/F-74) added 10 pts in his first game for Levski after seven years of absence. 197 cm forward left in 2003/2004 to sign with his home squad Spartak Pleven, but due to financial problems there in the last two seasons was forced to search for a better option.

Dimitar Angelov (202-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances) made a Grand slam after signing with the last team of the big Bulgarian thrio Lukoil Academic, CSKA and now Levski. He started the game against Bosnians and finished with 8 rebounds and 6 pts, but the last 3 of them a very decisive three pointer at the end of match.
Former playmaker and captain of Rilski Sportist Aleksandar Gruev (187-G-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) spent his first 16 minutes on the court with the blue jersey. He played with confidence and gave Levski advance with his traditional sharpness and quickness. Gruev helped with 5 assists for the victory. Like Evtimov, he will remain in Levski till he signs abroad.

The new tandem Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) - Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado) is promising. Harper, the big leader of Levski came back in Sofia for his third consecutive season. Hall is back in Levski after two years in Italy and Cyprus and Turkey. Hall makes The Blues play faster and opens a space for the hot hand of Harper. And even this first game wasnt so good for Papazov, the victory is most important, than the beautiful performance. Big guy Ronald Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee) came off the bench, but is still far of the best shape.







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  CHINA   


NBA Cancels Games - by Edward Bothfeld
Unable to resolve their ongoing labor dispute with the Player's Association, NBA commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season. With no end to the lockout in site, it's likely that some NBA players are scrambling to opportunities abroad -- whether it be in Europe or China.

While the NBA's more prominent players with larger salaries will be able to easily absorb a few missed paychecks financially, it's the role players who will struggle to cope with missed games. There is a common saying, 'your body is a temple'. For athletes, not only is their body a temple, but it is also their livelihood. With the average career length of an NBA player at less than
five years, it is incredibly important for players to take advantage of their athleticism while they have it and make as much money as possible.

Thus, as the lockout drags on, more players will follow the likes of J.R. Smith (198-G-85), Wilson Chandler (203-F/G-87, college: De Paul), Dan Gadzuric (211-C-78, college: UCLA) and others to China and play at a high level for a competitive salary.


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  COLOMBIA   


Standings
Copa Federacion Standings
 1. Orgullo Paisa 8-2 
 2. Bucaros 7-5 
 3. Guerreros 6-4 
 4. Cucuta Norte 6-6 
 5. Patriotas 6-6 
 6. Caribbean Heat 4-8 
 7. InderValle 3-9 


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 31
 1. Mimica, KK Split31.0 
 2. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj25.0 
 3. Jugo, Darda21.0 
 4. Mrva, Jolly20.0 
 5. Perincic, Zabok19.0 
 6. Katura, Jolly18.0 
 7. Vrbanc, Zadar17.0 
 8. Sobin, KK Split16.0 
 9. Ross, Jolly16.0 
 10. Subotic, KK Split16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mato PERAICA
  Darda
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Peraica, Darda12.0 
 2. Tesija, Alkar Sinj9.0 
 3. Ridl, Darda9.0 
 4. Mrva, Jolly9.0 
 5. Karac, Dubrovnik8.0 
 6. Zupic, Alkar Sinj8.0 
 7. Sarlija, Borik8.0 
 8. Ivanov, Zadar8.0 
 9. Diminic, Dubrovnik7.0 
 10. Josipovic, Jolly7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci11.0 
 2. Subotic, KK Split6.0 
 3. Lucic, Dubrovnik5.0 
 4. Dosen, Dubrovnik5.0 
 5. Tesija, Alkar Sinj5.0 
 6. Katic, KK Split4.0 
 7. Mimica, KK Split4.0 
 8. Mrva, Jolly4.0 
 9. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 10. Tomas, Zabok3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frano COLAK
  Krizevci
  (205-C-77)
  Avg: 4
 1. Colak, Krizevci4.0 
 2. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 3. Katura, Jolly3.0 
 4. Surina, Kvarner3.0 
 5. Katic, KK Split3.0 
 6. Mimica, KK Split3.0 
 7. Bubalo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 8. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 9. Ramljak, Zadar2.0 
 10. Buva, Krizevci2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip TONCINIC
  Zadar
  (212-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Toncinic, Zadar3.0 
 2. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 3. Dijan, KK Split2.0 
 4. Kruslin, Zabok1.0 
 5. Mikulic, Zabok1.0 
 6. Mrva, Jolly1.0 
 7. Cakarun, Borik1.0 
 8. Radic, Zadar1.0 
 9. Jankovic, Zabok1.0 
 10. Ross, Jolly1.0 


Cibona celebrates second win - by Eurobasket News
Croatian teams registered one win and two defeats in Round Two of Adriatic league.
Cibona won their second straight game. This time the former Croatian champion handed 82-72 loss to Krka last night. The game was mostly controlled by Cibona. Krka was better in fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was power forward Tomislav Zubcic (214-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Brian Chase (178-G-81, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 22 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Jamaican center Jerome Jordan produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Curtis Stinson added 8 points and 9 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Cibona will have a break next round. Krka will play at home against HKK Siroki WWin.
Zagreb failed on the road against Hemofarm 80-77. It is the second straight loss for Zagreb. It looked good early as Croatians took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hemofarm had a 23-19 second period charge getting the lead and KK Zagreb CO was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-80. Hemofarm made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Center Mladen Pantic notched 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Marko Sutalo supported him with 18 points. Hemofarm's coach Zeljko Lukajic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals by forward Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) did not help to save the game for KK Zagreb CO. Center Mario Kasun (213-C-80) added 16 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Four KK Zagreb CO players scored in double figures. Hemofarm's next round opponent will be Helios in Domzale. KK Zagreb CO will play at home against Buducnost.
Cedevita (1-1) was defeated in Ljubljana on Tuesday. Union Olimpija (2-0) beat them 84-81. Cedevita was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 24-10 charge of Union Olimpija, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Cedevita was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian-Slovenian point guard Aleksandar Capin orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 assists. Forward Goran Jagodnik contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. American-Panamanian forward Levour Warren (196-F-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) replied with 20 points and American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cedevita. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Union Olimpija will play against Zvezda in Beograd in the next round. Cedevita will play at home against Zlatorog.
Round Three of Adriatic league is scheduled for the next weekend.


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  CYPRUS   


Etha replaces Okafor - Etha Vs Ael for the Super Cup - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
The championship kicks-off on the 14th of October with AEL and ETHA battling for the Super-Cup. The game starts at 20:30 at Eleftheria Indoor Arena.
Both teams had strong pre-season games and are ready for the battle.

Etha has nine ready to play players.

Masamba and Tutt at the 1 position
Jackson at the 2 position
Shawn Ray and Anastasiades at the 3 position
Dabkus and Cup at the 4 position
Watkins and Lalovic at the 5 position
and of course it can switch positions accordingly. For example it can play with Masamba as a point guard and with Tutt at the 2 position.

AEL has also nine ready to play players.

Mccoy and Palalas at the 1 position
Kounounis at the 2 position
Carter and Liatsos at the 3 position
Radunovic and Dragovic at the 4 position
Stepheson and Loizides at the 5 position
and also can switch positions accordingly. For example it can play with Palalas as a point guard and with Mccoy at the 2 position.

Good luck to both teams.



In a sudden move Etha has replaced Okafor with Darryl Watkins. Watkins is 2.11 and plays the 5-position.


Career:


2007 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Sacramento Kings)
2007-2008: $110,560: Sacramento Kings (NBA): 9 games: 1.3ppg, .3rpg, waived in Dec.'07, later that month moved to Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League): 18 games: 4.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.2bpg; in Feb.'08 signed at Iowa Energy (D-League): 22 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 54.2%, FT: 63%
2008 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Los Angeles Clippers)
2008-2009: San Antonio Spurs (NBA), only pre-season, in Nov.'08 moved to TianJin Rongcheng (China-CBA): 43 games: 20.7ppg, 14.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.7spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 67.2%
2009 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Houston Rockets)
2009-2010: Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), only pre-season
2010 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Dallas Mavericks)
2010 July: NBA Summer League in Orlando (Indiana Pacers)
2010-2011: New Orleans Hornets (NBA), only pre-season, in Nov.'10 moved to Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A, starting five): 27 games: 15.5ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.9spg, Blocks-5 (1.4bpg), FGP: 57.8%, FT: 61.7%
2011-2012: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1, starting five), only pre-season




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL Round 5: B&W Opava still not able to record any victory - by Eurobasket News
There were just five rounds played in Regular Season of NBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

Bottom-ranked B&W Opava is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to eighth ranked Levharti Chomutov (2-2) 84-77 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But B&W Opava won third quarter 28-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Levharti Chomutov won last quarter 20-14. American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Rob Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds for B&W Opava. B&W Opava's coach David Klapetek rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov maintains eighth place with 2-2 record. B&W Opava at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Levharti Chomutov are looking forward to face Levice (#12) at home in the next round. B&W Opava will play against the league's leader BK Decin and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game in Kolin supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked USK Praha (3-2) played at the court of seventh ranked BC Kolin (3-1). BC Kolin smashed USK Praha 102-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of USK Praha. American guard Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-83, college: New Orleans) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Roman Marko chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Kolin moved-up to fifth place, which they share with CEZ Nymburk. USK Praha at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. BC Kolin will play against higher ranked NH Ostrava (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. USK Praha will play against BK Usti nad Labem and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between seventh ranked CEZ Nymburk (3-1) and 9th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (1-3) in Nymburk on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. CEZ Nymburk outscored guests from Svitavy 96-56. Lamayne Wilson nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Radim Kramny came up with 13 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for Basketbal Svitavy in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BC Kolin. Basketbal Svitavy lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with three games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home BK Loko Plzen (#11) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against the league's second-placed BK Prostejov.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 5: BK Pardubice beat Usti n/Labem on the road 69-61. Inter Bratislava lost to undefeated BK Prostejov on its own court 71-85. NH Ostrava outscored Plzen in a road game 95-75.



BC Kolin - USK Praha 102-65

The game in Kolin supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked USK Praha (3-2) played at the court of seventh ranked BC Kolin (3-1). BC Kolin smashed USK Praha 102-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of USK Praha. The game without a history. BC Kolin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They outrebounded USK Praha 49-35 including 35 on the offensive glass. BC Kolin players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by USK Praha's players. American guard Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-83, college: New Orleans) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Slovakian guard Roman Marko (195-86) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Five BC Kolin players scored in double figures. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and international forward Vojtech Hruban (202-89) scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Kolin moved-up to fifth place, which they share with CEZ Nymburk. USK Praha at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. BC Kolin will play against higher ranked NH Ostrava (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. USK Praha will play against BK Usti nad Labem and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: C.Barnes 18+11reb+7ast, U.Benacek 17+5reb+1ast, R.Marko 16+2reb+6ast, J.Jelinek 12+6reb+1ast, R.Ames 11+5reb+2ast, D.Machac 10+3reb+2ast
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 16+5reb+1ast, V.Hruban 13+3reb+1ast, J.Slavik 8+2reb+1ast, M.Vocetka 6+3reb+1ast, S.Votroubek 6+8reb+1ast, L.Festr 6+1reb
gschID: 136601


Usti n/Labem - BK Pardubice 61-69

No shocking result in a game when third ranked BK Pardubice (4-1) beat on the road 12th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (1-4) 69-61 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 41-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. International forward Petr Bohacik (202-85) nailed 22 points for the winning side and American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Arnold is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Center Tomas Hruby (206-78) came up with 12 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Lekendric Longmire (196-87, college: Oregon) added 14 points respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BK Pardubice have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 4-1 record having just -1 point less than leader BK Decin, which they share with NH Ostrava. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BK Pardubice will meet at home Inter Bratislava (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against USK Praha.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: P.Bohacik 22+2reb, M.Arnold 13+6reb, M.Carnecky 10+6reb, M.Hampton 9+2reb+1ast, L.Kotas 6+2reb+1ast, C.Muirhead 5+5reb
Usti n/Labem: L.Longmire 14+2reb, T.McFadden 12+3reb, T.Hruby 12+6reb, V.Hejl 8, J.Fohler 4, J.Holanda 4+3reb
gschID: 136602


Inter Bratislava - BK Prostejov 71-85

Very expected game when 11th ranked Inter Bratislava (1-4) lost at home to leader BK Prostejov (4-0) 85-71 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by BK Prostejov. Inter Bratislava managed to win fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Inter Bratislava outrebounded BK Prostejov 40-28 including a 20-6 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BK Prostejov made 7 blocks. American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Slovakian forward Dusan Pandula (196-84) accounted for 11 points. Bosnian center Stjepan Gavran (206-78) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and Canadian-British power forward Kwbana Beckles (203-81, college: Lee) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Inter Bratislava in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BK Prostejov have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with BK Decin. Loser Inter Bratislava dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. BK Prostejov will meet Basketbal Svitavy (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Inter Bratislava will play against BK Pardubice.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: B.Gadri-Nicholson 18+10reb, J.Prasil 12+2reb+2ast, D.Pandula 11+2reb+3ast, A.Eitutavicius 11+1reb+3ast, T.Peterson 8+2reb+1ast, J.Smith 8+5ast
Inter Bratislava: S.Gavran 16+14reb, K.Beckles 13+9reb+1ast, C.Allen 12+6reb, K.Bridgewaters 11+2ast, A.Kuffa 9+1reb+1ast, M.Williams 5+3reb
gschID: 136603


B&W Opava - Chomutov 77-84

Bottom-ranked B&W Opava is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to eighth ranked Levharti Chomutov (2-2) 84-77 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But B&W Opava won third quarter 28-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Levharti Chomutov won last quarter 20-14. American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Rob Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Levharti Chomutov players scored in double figures. Forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds and guard Petr Dokoupil (191-88) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for B&W Opava. B&W Opava's coach David Klapetek rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov maintains eighth place with 2-2 record. B&W Opava at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Levharti Chomutov are looking forward to face Levice (#12) at home in the next round. B&W Opava will play against the league's leader BK Decin and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: D.Wright 22+7reb+8ast, R.Lowery 18+7reb+4ast, J.Krakovic 14+7reb, Z.Hanzlik 10+4reb+1ast, P.Stanek 10+2reb+2ast, R.Anderson 4+4reb
B&W Opava: J.Blazek 28+11reb+1ast, P.Dokoupil 12+3reb+5ast, J.Sirina 10+4reb+5ast, R.Klecka 9+1reb+2ast, M.Galata 8+8reb, B.Brlit 5+3reb
gschID: 136599


Plzen - NH Ostrava 75-95

Very predictable result when fifth ranked NH Ostrava (4-1) rolled over on the road 10th ranked BK Loko Plzen (1-4) 95-75 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by NH Ostrava. BK Loko Plzen managed to win third quarter 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. NH Ostrava made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American guard Semaj Inge (193-87, college: Temple, agency: I.D.S. Law) nailed 17 points and 5 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds. Five NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. NH Ostrava's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Pavel Frana (212-77) came up with 30 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for BK Loko Plzen in the defeat. NH Ostrava have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with BK Pardubice. BK Loko Plzen lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. NH Ostrava will meet at home BC Kolin (#5) in the next round. BK Loko Plzen will play against CEZ Nymburk (#6).
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Hughes 18+7reb+1ast, S.Inge 17+4reb+5ast, M.Stuchly 14+2ast, R.Luettgerodt 13+6reb+1ast, S.Manousos 12+4reb, L.Jurecka 9+1reb
Plzen: P.Frana 30+6reb, L.Toth 15+6reb+4ast, S.Vrubl 11+1reb+4ast, M.Kozlik 8+1reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 3+1reb+1ast, V.Honomichl 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 136600


Round 1
CEZ Nymburk - Svitavy 96-56

The game between seventh ranked CEZ Nymburk (3-1) and 9th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (1-3) in Nymburk on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. CEZ Nymburk outscored guests from Svitavy 96-56. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Basketbal Svitavy to just 6 points in first quarter. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 32. CEZ Nymburk forced 19 Basketbal Svitavy turnovers and outrebounded them 44-28 including 32 on the offensive glass. American forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Chester Simmons (198-82, college: Washington, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds. Center Radim Kramny (212-85) came up with 13 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Lubos Moravec (185-89) added 10 points and 5 assists respectively for Basketbal Svitavy in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BC Kolin. Basketbal Svitavy lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with three games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home BK Loko Plzen (#11) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against the league's second-placed BK Prostejov.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Wilson 21+8reb+2ast, C.Simmons 15+7reb+3ast, T.Vyoral 14+5reb+1ast, P.Benda 9+3reb+3ast, L.Sokolovsky 8+4reb+3ast, M.Lenzly 6+1reb+3ast
Svitavy: R.Kramny 13+7reb, L.Moravec 10+2reb+5ast, T.Teply 8+3reb+1ast, P.Milos 7+1reb, B.Meno 5+5reb, J.Spacek 5+3reb
gschID: 136597




Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Decin 4-0 
 2. BK Prostejov 4-0 
 3. BK Pardubice 4-1 
 4. NH Ostrava 4-1 
 5. BC Kolin 3-1 
 6. CEZ Nymburk 3-1 
 7. USK Praha 3-2 
 8. Chomutov 2-2 
 9. Svitavy 1-3 
 10. Usti n/Labem 1-4 
 11. Plzen 1-4 
 12. Levice 1-4 
 13. Inter Bratislava 1-4 
 14. B&W Opava 0-5 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Pavel HOUSKA
  BK Decin
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Houska, BK Decin21.3 
 2. Lowery, Chomutov21.0 
 3. Sedmak, USK Praha20.4 
 4. Bridgewaters, Inte.18.4 
 5. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.8 
 6. Wright, Chomutov17.5 
 7. Henderson, Levice17.2 
 8. Stanek, Chomutov17.0 
 9. Grant, Levice16.8 
 10. Frana, Plzen16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus ARNOLD
  BK Pardu.
  (207-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.6 
 2. Votroubek, USK P.8.6 
 3. Meno, Svitavy7.8 
 4. Hughes, NH Ostrava7.2 
 5. Peterson, BK Prost.7.0 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 7. Benda, CEZ Nymburk7.0 
 8. Gadri-N., BK Prost.7.0 
 9. Field, BC Kolin7.0 
 10. Luettgerodt, NH7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Chomutov
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Wright, Chomutov6.0 
 2. Sotnar, USK Praha5.2 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.3 
 4. Smith, BK Prost.4.0 
 5. Sanders, BK Decin4.0 
 6. Marko, BC Kolin3.8 
 7. Vrubl, Plzen3.6 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov3.3 
 9. Eitutavicius, BK P.3.3 
 10. Macela, Svitavy3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.4.0 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava3.6 
 3. Smith, BK Prost.3.0 
 4. Wright, Chomutov2.5 
 5. Grant, Levice2.4 
 6. McFadden, Usti n.2.4 
 7. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 8. Hruban, USK Praha2.0 
 9. Honomichl, Plzen2.0 
 10. Inge, NH Ostrava2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.3.0 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.8 
 3. Jelinek, BC Kolin1.7 
 4. Grant, Levice1.4 
 5. Kramny, Svitavy1.3 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.2 
 7. Meno, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.0 
 9. Sedmak, USK Praha1.0 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 


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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 31.5
 1. Harris, Horsens IC31.5 
 2. White, Aalborg29.3 
 3. Rutherford, SISU26.6 
 4. Kingsley, Svendborg25.8 
 5. Henry, Naestved22.4 
 6. Rasmussen, Vaerl.21.0 
 7. Bishop, Aalborg21.0 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj20.7 
 9. Phillips, Aabyhoj19.3 
 10. Dennis, SISU18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bishop, Aalborg11.0 
 2. Benjamin, Horsholm10.5 
 3. Curry, Aabyhoj10.0 
 4. St.John, Horsens8.8 
 5. Glynn, Naestved8.8 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj8.0 
 7. Eleraky, Aalborg7.8 
 8. Nielsen, Falcon7.8 
 9. Rutherford, SISU7.8 
 10. Kingsley, Svendbo.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Aalborg
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Elgmork, Aalborg5.8 
 2. Curry, Aabyhoj5.3 
 3. Henry, Naestved4.2 
 4. Sakne, Horsens IC4.0 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg4.0 
 6. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 7. White, Aalborg3.8 
 8. Dennis, SISU3.8 
 9. Colman, Svendborg3.5 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan WHITE
  Aalborg
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. White, Aalborg4.0 
 2. Henry, Naestved3.4 
 3. Sedoc-Moller, Vaer.3.0 
 4. Dennis, SISU2.8 
 5. Kristiansen, Aalbo.2.5 
 6. McFarlane, Falcon2.5 
 7. Iversen, Bakken2.3 
 8. Glynn, Naestved2.2 
 9. Nielsen, SISU2.2 
 10. Laier, Aabyhoj2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bishop, Aalborg2.0 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.1.8 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.8 
 4. Curry, Aabyhoj1.7 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Larsen, Vaerlose1.0 
 7. Kingsley, Svendborg1.0 
 8. Eleraky, Aalborg1.0 
 9. Phillips, Aabyhoj0.7 
 10. Sorensen, Aalborg0.7 


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  ESTONIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Illimar PILK
  TT.
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Pilk, TT.21.0 
 2. Cunda, Va.21.0 
 3. Raap, Parnu18.0 
 4. Arnold, TT.18.0 
 5. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool17.5 
 6. Karner, Parnu17.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu16.0 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas16.0 
 9. Kaldre, Rapla15.5 
 10. Fedortchuk, Tln K.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Ringmets, Rapla13.0 
 2. Hamarsalu, Parnu12.0 
 3. Cipruss, Tarvas10.3 
 4. Fedortchuk, Tln K.10.0 
 5. Adedeji, Va.8.0 
 6. Arnold, TT.7.0 
 7. Soo, Rapla7.0 
 8. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.6.7 
 9. Amis, Tartu Ulikool6.3 
 10. Kajupank, Rapla6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Raido ROOS
  Tln Kalev
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Roos, Tln Kalev7.0 
 2. Karner, Parnu5.0 
 3. Dorbek, Tarvas4.7 
 4. Kriisa, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Veideman, Tartu U.3.3 
 6. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.3.0 
 7. Doronin, Tartu U.3.0 
 8. Kurg, Tln Kalev3.0 
 9. Parn, Rapla3.0 
 10. Cunda, Va.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rain KARNER
  Parnu
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Karner, Parnu7.0 
 2. Saage, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
 3. Kaja, TT.2.5 
 4. Cunda, Va.2.5 
 5. Kaldre, Rapla2.5 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 7. Laane, Rapla2.0 
 8. Raadik, Parnu2.0 
 9. Kurg, Tln Kalev2.0 
 10. Roos, Tln Kalev2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristjan VOOLAID
  Parnu
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Voolaid, Parnu3.0 
 2. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.7 
 3. Adedeji, Va.1.5 
 4. Coles, Tarvas1.0 
 5. Saarmets, TT.1.0 
 6. Cricelli, Va.1.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas1.0 
 9. Tulit, Tln Kalev1.0 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 


Khimki demolish Kalev in Estonia - by Eurobasket News
VTB League

Kalev-Khimki 68:100

Khimki demolish Kalev in Estonia in VTB League. The Russian team cruised past the home side 100:68 for 2-0 record in Group A. Kalev dropped to 1-2 record.
Khimki grabbed 21:10 after the first 10 minutes and never looked behind after. The Russian favorite added 24-21 in the second quarter as Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) made it 45:31. Zoran Planinic (199-G-82), Vitaliy Vitaly Fridzon and Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) scored for 54:31 and then Khimki continued to dominate the court. They won the third quarter 32-19 and finished the game with 23-18.
Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: RIZO) stepped up with 15 points and Zoran Planinic notched 14. Vitaly Fridzon delivered 11, while Austin Daye (211-F-88, college: Gonzaga) and Thomas Kelati posted 10 each. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) responded with 13 points in the losing effort, while Gert Dorbek (194-G-85) and Marko Riis (188-G-85) had 9 apiece.

Kalev: Gregor Arbet 13, Gert Dorbek 9, Marko Riis 9
Khimki: Timofey Mozgov 15, Zoran Planinic 14, Vitaly Fridzon 11, Austin Daye 10, Thomas Kelati 10




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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lonny BAXTER
  Enisey
  (204-C-79)
  Avg: 20
 1. Baxter, Enisey20.0 
 2. Hawkins, Minsk.18.0 
 3. Marinovic, Enisey17.0 
 4. Jefferson, Triumph17.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto17.0 
 6. Hayes, Krasnie Kri.16.5 
 7. Robinson, Sokhumi16.5 
 8. Spasojevic, Arkadia16.5 
 9. Kudrautsau, Minsk.16.0 
 10. Hodge, Minsk-200615.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pranas SKURDAUSKAS
  Arkad.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Skurdauskas, Arkad.12.0 
 2. Bader, Szolnok10.5 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.0 
 5. Trotter, Szolnok9.0 
 6. Jefferson, Triumph9.0 
 7. Hodge, Minsk-20068.5 
 8. Akindele, Spartak-.8.5 
 9. Alexander, Krasni.8.0 
 10. Landry, Triumph8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.5 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 3. Pierce, Sokhumi5.5 
 4. Kudrautsau, Minsk.5.5 
 5. McKee, Triumph5.0 
 6. Marinovic, Enisey4.5 
 7. Miles, Krasnie Kri.4.5 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok4.5 
 9. Hodge, Minsk-20064.0 
 10. Horvath, Szolnok4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Danek, Arkadia3.0 
 2. Miles, Krasnie Kri.3.0 
 3. Victor, Spartak-.2.5 
 4. Rush, Krasnie Kril.2.5 
 5. Kovacs, Atomeromu2.0 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto2.0 
 7. Lowe, Pyrinto2.0 
 8. Thomas, Spartak-.1.5 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu1.5 
 10. Lehto, Pyrinto1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin KNOX
  Minsk-2006
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Knox, Minsk-20063.0 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20061.5 
 3. Savenkov, Spartak.1.0 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.0 
 5. Toth, Atomeromu1.0 
 6. Jefferson, Triumph1.0 
 7. Trotter, Szolnok1.0 
 8. Robinson, Sokhumi1.0 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 10. Alexander, Krasni.1.0 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcelus KEMP
  Besiktas
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Kemp, Besiktas21.0 
 2. Young, Ventspils21.0 
 3. Minard, Azovmash20.0 
 4. Beverley, Spart.17.5 
 5. Schilb, Chalon17.5 
 6. Chatman, Karsiyaka17.0 
 7. Mack, Lukoil Acade.16.0 
 8. Rochestie, Le Mans16.0 
 9. Ewing, Azovmash15.5 
 10. Draper, Cedevita15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam WILLARD
  Ventspils
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 10
 1. Willard, Ventspils10.0 
 2. Peterson, BK Prost.8.0 
 3. Dagli, Besiktas8.0 
 4. Chatman, Karsiyaka7.5 
 5. Carter, M.Hainaut7.5 
 6. Karaman, Karsiyaka7.5 
 7. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 8. Rancik, Azovmash7.0 
 9. Rey, GC 20147.0 
 10. Ayuba, Norrkoping7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Taylor ROCHESTIE
  Le Mans
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Rochestie, Le Mans8.0 
 2. Williams, Besiktas8.0 
 3. Draper, Cedevita6.5 
 4. Chatman, Karsiyaka5.5 
 5. Holston, Art.Drag.4.5 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut4.5 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.5 
 8. Halperin, Spart.4.5 
 9. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.0 
 10. Acker, Le Mans4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Shawn RAY
  Etha
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ray, Etha4.5 
 2. Draper, Cedevita3.5 
 3. Beverley, Spart.3.0 
 4. Minard, Azovmash2.5 
 5. Rizvic, Azovmash2.5 
 6. Delaney, Chalon2.0 
 7. Bratcenkov, BK Pro.2.0 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 9. Morgan, Karsiyaka2.0 
 10. Ekperigin, GC 20141.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksiy PECHEROV
  Azovmash
  (213-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pecherov, Azovmash2.0 
 2. Boukichou, Oosten.2.0 
 3. Owens, Cedevita1.5 
 4. Willard, Ventspils1.5 
 5. Ewing, Azovmash1.5 
 6. Koffi, Le Mans1.5 
 7. Jean-B., Chalon1.5 
 8. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.5 
 9. Booker, Oostende1.0 
 10. Rizvic, Azovmash1.0 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Talor BATTLE
  Cholet
  (182-PG-88)
  Avg: 23
 1. Battle, Cholet23.0 
 2. Loncar, Khimky20.5 
 3. Quinn, Khimky20.0 
 4. Jackson, PGE Turow20.0 
 5. Goss, AS.19.0 
 6. Vucevic, Buducnost18.0 
 7. Simmons, CEZ N.17.7 
 8. Goree, PAOK17.0 
 9. Kalambokis, PAOK16.0 
 10. Allen, ALBA15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.K. EDWARDS
  Grave.
  (202-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Edwards, Grave.11.0 
 2. Loncar, Khimky8.5 
 3. Necas, CEZ Nymburk8.0 
 4. Cain, VEF Riga8.0 
 5. Dikoudis, PAOK8.0 
 6. Radenovic, BC Do.8.0 
 7. Green, Charleroi7.7 
 8. Armstrong, AS.7.5 
 9. Simonovic, ALBA7.5 
 10. Roberts, Lietuvos.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fabien CAUSEUR
  Cholet
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Causeur, Cholet6.0 
 2. Moore, PGE Turow6.0 
 3. Acik, Galatasaray5.3 
 4. Rice, Lietuvos.5.3 
 5. Mallet, Charleroi5.0 
 6. Weaver, ALBA4.5 
 7. Kelati, Khimky4.0 
 8. Wood, ALBA4.0 
 9. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.7 
 10. Welsch, Charleroi3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  PAOK
  (187-PG-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Stiggers, PAOK3.0 
 2. Gordon, Galatasaray2.7 
 3. Kelati, Khimky2.5 
 4. Thompson, AS.2.5 
 5. Quinn, Khimky2.5 
 6. Millage, VEF Riga2.0 
 7. Broyles, Charleroi2.0 
 8. Causeur, Cholet2.0 
 9. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 10. Erdogan, Banvit2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dounia ISSA
  Gravelines
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Issa, Gravelines3.0 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.3.0 
 3. Riddick, Charleroi2.3 
 4. Vaty, Gravelines2.0 
 5. Goree, PAOK2.0 
 6. Cain, VEF Riga2.0 
 7. Fofana, AS.1.5 
 8. Valanciunas, Lietu.1.3 
 9. Rudez, Cibona1.0 
 10. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.0 


Milan Macvan Loan Update: Zalgiris OUT, Partizan IN? - by David Pick
Maccabi Tel-Aviv will battle its former legendary coach, Pini Gershon and Hapoel Holon in a few hours for the 2011/12 Israeli 'Chance' cup title. Prior to that, Eurobasket reveals a few updates circulating around Milan Macvan and Maccabi saga.

According to reports across the net about the possibility of Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas picking up 100% of the Serbians' yearly salary ($650,000), an Israeli team affiliated source tells Eurobasket, that all including details have been agreed on and Macvans' 'OK' is what's holding things up. However, sources very close both to the situation and the player, expose what could possibly be Macvan's real intentions. 'If it comes to him going anywhere on a loan I think that Partizan would be the ideal solution. He would get the most minutes to play and good quality training'.

A Serbian scout brought light to the situation, telling Eurobasket, 'a likely move to Partizan, who aside from Nikola Pekovic and Branislav Dekic mostly relay on their guards, could be a perfect fit for Macvan on the playing time scale and adjustment level.' On the other hand, Zalgiris makes no sense for Macvan professionally. 'The team's 4-5 spots are very crowded including Milovan Rakovic, Tadas Klimavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and especially, Robertas Javtokas and Paulius Jankunas who lead the team in minutes played. It wouldnt make any sense for Macvan to join them.'

Last December, Macvan made the way from Hemofarm to Nokia, playing 21 Israeli league games (6.7ppg, 3.0rpg) and 12 Euroleague contests (3.5ppg, 1.7rpg), before being drafted in the summer by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (2rd,54). Tonight, Macvan won't suit up for the third consecutive game, indicating that he's not a part of David Blatt's future plans.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick


Milan Macvan Loan Update: Zalgiris OUT, Partizan IN? - by David Pick
Maccabi Tel-Aviv will battle its former legendary coach, Pini Gershon and Hapoel Holon in a few hours for the 2011/12 Israeli 'Chance' cup title. Prior to that, Eurobasket reveals a few updates circulating around the sage between Milan Macvan and Maccabi.

According to reports across the net about the possibility of Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas picking up 100% of the Serbians' yearly salary ($650,000), an Israeli team affiliated source tells Eurobasket, that all including details have been agreed on and Macvans' 'OK' is what's holding things up. However, sources very close both to the situation and the player, expose what could possibly be Macvan's real intentions. 'If it comes to him going anywhere on a loan I think that BC Partizan would be the ideal solution. He would get the most minutes to play and good quality training'.

A Serbian scout brought light to the situation, telling Eurobasket, 'a likely move to Partizan, who aside from Nikola Pekovic and Branislav Dekic mostly relay on their guards, could be a perfect fit for Macvan on the playing time scale and adjustment level.' On the other hand, Zalgiris makes no sense for Macvan professionally. 'The team's 4-5 spots are very crowded including Milovan Rakovic, Tadas Klimavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and especially, Robertas Javtokas and Paulius Jankunas who lead the team in minutes played. It wouldn't make any sense for Macvan to join them.'

Last December, Macvan made the way from Hemofarm to Nokia, playing 21 Israeli league games (6.7ppg, 3.0rpg) and 12 Euroleague contests (3.5ppg, 1.7rpg), before being drafted in the summer by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (2rd,54). Tonight, Macvan won't suit up for the third consecutive game, indicating that he's not a part of David Blatt's future plans.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



Carlos Barroca joins Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris strengthened their backcourt. The Lithuanian powerhouse signed a deal with Carlos Barroca (182-G-84). The Portuguese player spent the previous season in Illibaum. He tallied 7.8 points, 2.5 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in LPB. Previously Carlos Barroca had stints with Benfica, Fisica, Sampaense, Queluz and Alges. Eurobasket.com named the player All-Portuguese Proliga Guard of the Year in 2008. He also earned All-Portuguese Honourable Mention in 2009. Carlos Barroca was on Portuguese U18 National Team roster back in 2001. Zalgiris will start their Euroleague campaign on October 17th. They will host CSKA in Group B opener.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Luol DENG
  ENG
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Deng, ENG24.6 
 2. Bargnani, ITA22.8 
 3. Parker, FRA22.1 
 4. McCalebb, MKD21.4 
 5. Gasol, ESP20.1 
 6. Nowitzki, GER19.5 
 7. Navarro, ESP18.7 
 8. Rowland, BUL18.0 
 9. Tomic, CRO16.6 
 10. Eliyahu, ISR16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris KAMAN
  USA
  (213-C-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Kaman, GER10.0 
 2. Deng, ENG9.4 
 3. Antic, MKD8.5 
 4. Asik, TUR8.5 
 5. Gasol, ESP8.3 
 6. Noah, FRA8.0 
 7. Sanikidze, GEO8.0 
 8. Dasic, MNT7.6 
 9. Bargnani, ITA7.4 
 10. Gasol, ESP7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  USA
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Draper, CRO7.0 
 2. Da Silva, POR6.5 
 3. Teodosic, SRB5.7 
 4. Vasiljevic, BIH5.4 
 5. Khryapa, RUS5.1 
 6. Bertt, UKR4.8 
 7. Jasikevicius, LTU4.6 
 8. Koszarek, POL4.4 
 9. Parker, FRA4.4 
 10. Cook, MNT4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Obie TROTTER
  USA
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Trotter, HUN2.8 
 2. Kirilenko, RUS2.6 
 3. McCalebb, MKD2.1 
 4. Kotti, FIN2.1 
 5. Hanga, HUN2.0 
 6. Kelati, POL2.0 
 7. Batum, FRA2.0 
 8. Andrade, POR1.8 
 9. Stojanovski, MKD1.7 
 10. Dragic, SLO1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  BIH
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Begic, SLO1.9 
 2. Kaman, GER1.8 
 3. Gasol, ESP1.7 
 4. Bargnani, ITA1.6 
 5. Kravtsov, UKR1.6 
 6. Mozgov, RUS1.5 
 7. Asik, TUR1.5 
 8. Ibaka, ESP1.2 
 9. Mbenga, BEL1.2 
 10. Koufos, GRE1.1 


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KORISLIIGA: 91-79 is now 0-40 - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga (Top League) had yesterday only one undefeated team, newcomer Bisons (Loimaa), but today the only undefeated team is Torpan Pojat (Helsinki)! Finnish Basketball Association has changed Bisons - ToPo -game result 91-79 into 0-40, because Bisons had no right to use American Martin Zeno in the season opener on October 2. FIBA has given Bisons the permit to have Zeno on the roster first from October 3 on, which is one day after the contest. This means Bisons record is now 1-1 and ToPo moves on the top of Korisliiga with 3-0 record.

KORISLIIGA: 91-79 is now 0-40 - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga (Top League) had yesterday only one undefeated team, newcomer Bisons (Loimaa), but today the only undefeated team is Torpan Pojat (Helsinki)! Finnish Basketball Association has changed Bisons - ToPo -game result 91-79 into 0-40, because Bisons had no right to use American Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) in the season opener on October 2. FIBA has given Bisons the permit to have Zeno on the roster first from October 3 on, which is one day after the contest. This means Bisons record is now 1-1 and ToPo moves on the top of Korisliiga with 3-0 record.

Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. Baxley, Lapua30.0 
 2. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.30.0 
 3. Phillips, Oulun N.27.0 
 4. Graham, Huima23.0 
 5. Reed, Lapua22.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua21.5 
 7. Mantymaa, SayRi21.0 
 8. Cooper, SayRi21.0 
 9. Manning, Huima20.0 
 10. January, BC Nokia18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.0 
 2. Bojang, FoKoPo13.5 
 3. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.0 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia13.0 
 5. Coleman, FoKoPo12.5 
 6. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.12.0 
 7. Laitinen, Tapiol.11.0 
 8. Green, Ura Basket11.0 
 9. Vertio, Tapiolan.9.0 
 10. Reed, Lapua9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sami IKAVALKO
  FoKoPo
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ikavalko, FoKoPo7.0 
 2. Manning, Huima7.0 
 3. Laitinen, Tapiol.5.0 
 4. Laakkonen, Porvoo.5.0 
 5. Cooper, SayRi4.0 
 6. Kierros, Jyvaskyla4.0 
 7. Coleman, FoKoPo3.5 
 8. Viertola, Huima3.0 
 9. Jurvanen, Lapua3.0 
 10. Robinson, FoKoPo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eetu NIEMINEN
  SayRi
  (192-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nieminen, SayRi4.0 
 2. Kierros, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.3.0 
 4. Dolenc, Tapiolan.3.0 
 5. Manning, Huima3.0 
 6. Jackson, Porvoon3.0 
 7. January, BC Nokia3.0 
 8. Townes, BC Nokia2.5 
 9. Little, Porvoon2.0 
 10. Ikavalko, FoKoPo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eze ANDREWS
  Ura B.
  (201-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Andrews, Ura B.2.5 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.5 
 3. Townes, BC Nokia2.0 
 4. Robinson, FoKoPo1.0 
 5. Dolenc, Tapiolan.1.0 
 6. Rasinaho, Pyrin.1.0 
 7. Molenius, FoKoPo1.0 
 8. Puotila, Tapiolan.1.0 
 9. Vertio, Tapiolan.1.0 
 10. January, BC Nokia1.0 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons25.5 
 2. Blue, KTP24.0 
 3. Brooks, Namika L.23.5 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons23.5 
 5. Heard, ToPo20.7 
 6. Beidler, Kauhajoki20.5 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto19.0 
 8. Bailey, Pyrinto19.0 
 9. Hamm, LrNM.18.3 
 10. Newson, Kataja18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.0 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.11.5 
 3. Blue, KTP11.3 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons10.5 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.9.3 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto9.0 
 7. Young, Namika L.8.0 
 8. Heinonen, ToPo7.7 
 9. Brown, Kouvot7.7 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja6.7 
 3. Jalonen, Korihait6.3 
 4. Haynes, LrNM.6.3 
 5. Hannah, Kauhajoki5.5 
 6. Walker, Kataja5.3 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons5.0 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot5.0 
 9. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.5 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto4.5 
 2. Moore, Korihait3.3 
 3. Sten, Kataja3.3 
 4. Haynes, LrNM.3.0 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.7 
 6. Brooks, Namika L.2.5 
 7. Young, Namika L.2.3 
 8. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.3 
 9. Holloway, Salon V.2.0 
 10. Terwilliger, Kata.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.5 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons2.0 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.0 
 4. Newson, Kataja1.3 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 6. Davis, KTP1.0 
 7. Rainamaa, Korihait1.0 
 8. Moore, Korihait0.7 
 9. Bell, KTP0.7 
 10. Blue, KTP0.7 


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Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 27
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.27.0 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans27.0 
 3. Covile, Nanterre24.0 
 4. Morlende, Hyeres-T.23.0 
 5. Akingbala, Nancy21.0 
 6. Anderson, Stras.20.0 
 7. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.20.0 
 8. Williams, Paris-.19.0 
 9. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.19.0 
 10. Edwards, Grave.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Akingbala, Nancy11.0 
 2. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 3. Page, Roanne10.0 
 4. Thompson, AS.10.0 
 5. Covile, Nanterre10.0 
 6. Hamilton, Paris-.10.0 
 7. Camara, Le Havre9.0 
 8. Labeyrie, Hyeres-T.9.0 
 9. Sy, Orleans9.0 
 10. Younger, Poitiers8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Trenton MEACHAM
  Paris-.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Meacham, Paris-.10.0 
 2. Dixon, Dijon8.0 
 3. Shakur, Pau-Lacq.7.0 
 4. Morlende, Hyeres-T.7.0 
 5. Linehan, Nancy6.0 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.0 
 7. Batum, Nancy6.0 
 8. Rochestie, Le Mans5.0 
 9. Westermann, AS.5.0 
 10. Greer, Strasbourg5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Talor BATTLE
  Cholet
  (182-PG-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Battle, Cholet4.0 
 2. Meacham, Paris-.3.0 
 3. Miller, Poitiers3.0 
 4. Pellin, Orleans3.0 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.3.0 
 6. Riley, Nanterre3.0 
 7. Kahudi, Le Mans3.0 
 8. Shuler, Nancy3.0 
 9. Dixon, Dijon3.0 
 10. Batum, Nancy3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Hyeres-T.
  (208-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Labeyrie, Hyeres-T.2.0 
 2. Leonard, Le Havre1.0 
 3. Lewin, Dijon1.0 
 4. Camara, Le Havre1.0 
 5. Masingue, Paris-.1.0 
 6. Covile, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Morandais, Paris-.1.0 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 9. Nichols, Cholet1.0 
 10. Holland, Roanne1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Barro, Bourg24.5 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac20.5 
 3. Tsagarakis, Bourg19.5 
 4. Clark, Fos Ouest19.5 
 5. Denave, St Vallier19.0 
 6. Siggers, Rouen19.0 
 7. Rowland, Evreux18.5 
 8. James, Denain18.5 
 9. Franklin, Vichy18.5 
 10. Copeland, Bourg18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 14
 1. Massie, Limoges14.0 
 2. Dunn, Rouen11.5 
 3. Wood, Evreux10.5 
 4. Rossiter, Denain10.5 
 5. Badiane, Antibes10.0 
 6. Prowell, St Vallier10.0 
 7. Daniels, Chalons-.9.5 
 8. Barro, Bourg9.0 
 9. Flowers, Vichy9.0 
 10. Allen, Antibes9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Copeland, Bourg11.5 
 2. Poupet, Rouen6.5 
 3. Darnauzan, Mauri.6.5 
 4. Choquet, Fos Ouest6.5 
 5. Paelay, Quimper5.5 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel5.5 
 7. Denave, St Vallier5.0 
 8. Njoya, Boulazac5.0 
 9. Rowland, Evreux5.0 
 10. Darrigand, Bordea.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Landon MILBOURNE
  Limoges
  (201-PF-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Milbourne, Limoges4.0 
 2. Charles, Nantes3.5 
 3. Eito, Vichy3.0 
 4. Fergerson, Nantes3.0 
 5. Barro, Bourg3.0 
 6. Driss, Bordeaux3.0 
 7. Shiloh, St Vallier2.5 
 8. Minet, Denain2.5 
 9. Njoya, Boulazac2.5 
 10. Kerckhof, Boulaz.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest3.0 
 2. Massie, Limoges2.5 
 3. Badiane, Antibes2.5 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.0 
 5. Dunn, Rouen2.0 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.5 
 7. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac1.5 
 9. Marshall, Lille1.5 
 10. Aka, Vichy1.0 


STB Le Havre returns Ian Mahinmi - by Eurobasket News
Ian Mahinmi (206-F/C-86) is back to STB LeHavre. The French star penned a deal until the end of the NBA lockout. Mahinmi played for Le Havre until 2006, when he moved to Pau-Orthez. Ian Mahinmi won the NBA title last season with Dallas Mavericks. He helped them with 3.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg in 59 games. Before Dallas, Mahinmi spent three seasons with San Antonio Spurs. First two he mostly played for the Austin Toros in D-League. In 2009/10, he had 4.6 ppg and 2.3 rpg for 24 games with the Spurs. Ian Mahinmi signed with them in 2007. Before that, he won the French Cup with Orthez. Mahinmi played for the French NT at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland and also at the World Championship 2010 in Turkey.

Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Arnaud THINON
  Sorgues
  (178-G-87)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Thinon, Sorgues22.3 
 2. Herard, Challans21.0 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois19.7 
 4. Bigote, Cognac19.3 
 5. Thomas, Roche18.5 
 6. Racine, CFBB16.3 
 7. Staelens, Blois16.3 
 8. Tschamber, Souffel16.0 
 9. Almanson, Challans16.0 
 10. Horton, Blois16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Caskill, Cognac11.7 
 2. Kaunisto, Blois11.0 
 3. Jaiteh, CFBB11.0 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.9.7 
 5. Aubry, Montbrison8.5 
 6. Williams, St Quent.8.3 
 7. Simmons, Roche8.0 
 8. Diame, Rueil8.0 
 9. Pasut, Sorgues8.0 
 10. Mdivani, Rueil7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Calvez, Charleville7.0 
 2. Brochard, Blois6.7 
 3. Berquier, Chartres5.0 
 4. Rathieuville, Brest4.7 
 5. Cortey, Clermont4.7 
 6. Godin, Cognac4.7 
 7. Geay, Challans4.5 
 8. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
 9. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 10. Daube, Le Puy4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche6.0 
 2. Hermenier, Roche5.0 
 3. Cretaux, Lievin3.0 
 4. Bigote, Cognac2.7 
 5. Calvez, Charleville2.7 
 6. N''Diaye, Souffel2.7 
 7. Dessart, Lievin2.5 
 8. Guillarme, Charlev.2.3 
 9. Merie, Chartres2.0 
 10. Diallo, Roche2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacques ALINGUE
  Souffel
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Alingue, Souffel2.7 
 2. Caskill, Cognac2.3 
 3. Morin, CFBB2.0 
 4. Borval, Le Puy2.0 
 5. Diame, Rueil1.7 
 6. Pasut, Sorgues1.3 
 7. N''Diaye, Souffel1.3 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois1.3 
 9. Tornato, Blois1.0 
 10. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


BIBL: Feni Industrija starts title defense with victory - by Eurobasket News
Round One of Balkan league was played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Macedonian teams registered one win and one defeat.
Defending champion Feni Industri celebrated on the road against the Montenegrin team Ulcinj 53-59. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 59-53. Feni Indistrija dominated on the defensive end, holding Ulcinj to just 7 points in second quarter. Serbian guard Sasa Ocokoljic (183-G-76, agency: BeoExcell) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 assists for the winners and Serbian center Dusan Knezevic (207-C-80, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side center Dragomir Marojevic responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds and guard Milos Djurisic scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Feni Indistrija is free in the next round. Ulcinj will play on the road against Zrinjski HT in Mostar.
Torus Skopje failed at home in their BIBL debut. Mornar Bas was too strong for them 79-84.
The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 46-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Serbian forward Lazar Radosavljevic (203-91, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and center Radoje Vujosevic chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Mornar Bar players scored in double figures. Mornar Bar's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side FYR Macedonian-Bulgarian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (189-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 20 points and 6 assists and power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Mornar Bar are looking forward to face Galil Gilboa at home in the next round. Torus Skopje will have a break next round.
Round Two of BIBL is scheduled for October 25, 26 and 27. Feni will play its Round Three game on October 24 against Hapoel Tel Aviv. Feni will be the host.


Sasa Ocokoljic plays for Feni Industrija - by Eurobasket News
Sasa Ocokoljic (183-G-76, agency: BeoExcell) will play this season for the reigning FYROM and Balkan league champions Feni Industri. The experienced point guard already made debut with his new team. He had 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 53-59 road win against Ulcinj. It was the first round of BIBL. Sasa Ocokoljic spent last season with PBG Basket Poznan. Actually, he joined them in February averaging 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals. Season 2009/10, Ocokoljic split between Poznan and Cypriot Keravnos. In 2009, Sasa Ocokoljic was named Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League Honorable Mention and Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 1st Team. He was a member of Swisslions Takovo at that time averaging 15.3 points and 3.3 assists for 8 BIBL games. He had almost the same numbers in Serbian league. In the past, Sasa Ocokoljic played in Israel, Portugal, Romania and Turkey.

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  GERMANY   


Chris Oakes Gets 4 Week Try Out Contract With The Mitteldeutscher BC - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The Mitteldeutscher BC brought in Chris Oakes (208-C-87, college: San Jose St.) and gave him a 4 week try out contract to help establish some more presence under the boards. Oakes is a 23 year old 208cm center from Oakland, California. he played his rookie season last year in Poland for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 7 games: 2.9ppg, 2.7rpg. He battled injuries and left in February 2011. 'Chris is a young and athletic center. he can rebound and block well and I am happy that we could get him to Weissenfels. He had health problems last season, but is well again now. We will test him in the next weeks and I am sure he will help us', stressed MBC head coach Silvano Poropat (agency: FCM ). Oakes played at Pepperdine (NCAA) as a freshman playing 18 games: 5.9ppg, 5.2rpg, FG: 51.1%, FT: 48.5%. he then transferred to San Jose St. (NCAA) and in his senior year played 28 games: 10.3ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.6bpg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 63.0%. He is happy about his new chance in Germany. 'I am happy to be in Germany and to play for MBC. I am looking forward to many wins and winning the title at the end of the season', stated Chris Oakes.


Source: Mitteldeutscher Basketball Club



Justin Gray Hits A Buzzer Beater From Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 As The Fraport Skyliners Shock The S. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg 80-78 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The last time Americans Ben Jacobson, Jason Boone and John Little were on the floor together before this season, they were celebrating immense success with BG Goettingen winning the Eurochalenge and reaching the Beko BBL playoffs on a regular basis. It seems that they could be successful at many things besides basketball like putting on aprons and baking delicious cookies for a late afternoon snack for president Obama, doing a slick basketball trick routine on American Idol ala Globetrotters style and getting Simon Cowell to utter a smile and thumbs up or being able to kick a soccer ball off a beer mug through the goal wall hole at the Aktuelles Sport Studio at ZDF the way German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer did because it seems like whatever they do on the court can also turn to gold in other activities. With the aid of John Patrick, the BG Goettingen connection has helped the s. Oliver baskets Wurzburg get out of the gates to a 2-0 record, but against the Fraport Skyliners there was no trick up the sleeve of the American coach or his players that was able to stop Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) as he dropped a buzzer beater bomb in ala Eric Chadfield (2006 buzzer beater to beat ratiopharm Ulm) style as the Fraport Skyliners shocked the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg 80-78. Despite the disheartening loss, John Patrick knows that his three ex Goettingen players have many talents and will help lead the team to many more wins in the future. All three guys know what it takes to get a winning team going. They know when to have fun, but when we are in practice they are all business. Jason Boone can eat a hamburger in one bite, Ben Jacobson is an Iowa guy and is the best golfer on the team and eats more dairy queen meals than anyone I know and John Little is simply indestructible and has run through more walls than anyone I know, stressed s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg head coach John Patrick. We have helped with the leadership and helped the other players translate over to the style of John Patrick. The Goettingen guys have a very close bond, stressed Ben Jacobsen. Skyliner center Marius Nolte also noticed how important the ex Goettingen guys have been for the Wurzburg team. I think everybody saw tonight how much Goettingen is sticking in the Wurzburg system on the court, warned Marius Nolte.

It was only the third regular season game, but as the game got going the play on the court was hard and had a playoff intensity to it. Both teams were fighting hard and for the game to come down to a last possession with seven seconds to play and end with a buzzer beater from Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) was about as unfair as the few Superbowl wins by the New England Patriots that ended with a game winning field goal by Adam Vinatieri as time expired, but thats the beauty of basketball as the game isnt over until the buzzer sounds. After the shot was made, Gray ran to the fan block followed by his teammates as the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg had jaws dropped to the floor and nightmares ready to happen that night. This was the kind of game where you can lose sleep over. This was a very tough loss. We kept fighting back. Key in this game was the third quarter where Gray hit so many shots in a row which really helped his self confidence. I am proud how we fought and it was a good battle that ended with fireworks for the other team, commented Wurzburg guard Ben Jacobson. For the Fraport Skyliners it was the second dramatic win in a row which will continue to boost their self confidence in crucial moments of games. We knew that they are a team that never fall down and die. It was a tough game and we had some bad phases, but if you are able to win the game at the end then that is what is most important, said Marius Nolte. It was one of those games where the team that withstood the fight the best would win and we did it better, commented Jermario Davidson.

The biggest moments in sports is usually winning a game with a last second goal, field goal, hit or a basket, but these are the special moments that only happen so often. In the last years, the Frankfurt Skyliners have had these moments like when Eric Chadfield ruined the debut of Mike Taylor and ratiopharm Ulm in the Bundesliga in the first game of the season with a buzzer beater, or Chris Moss beating ex Skyliner coach Murat Didin and The Gloria Giants Duesseldorf with a last second mid distance shot from the wing last season. Winning a game with a last second is what players dream of as little children and after Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) had executed with the buzzer beater, one could see a grown man with the twinkle in his eyes of a child as he was answering questions after the game. I remember hitting shots like these in college, but this shot was big today. I am happy I made this shot and sometimes there is luck on your side. Often when I am in practice at the top of the key, I am thinking this is my money shot. In the time out, coach told me to drive or kick it out, but their defense slowed me down and I just stepped back and shot it. It felt good as I released it, smiled Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Ex NBA player and injured Jermario Davidson watched in awe from the bench as Gray made the heroic shot. That was a great moment. I have so much confidence in the game of Gray. I knew it would go in, added Jermario Davidson. Gray hit from downtown Frankfurt. Little was on him and another guy was coming, but I think that we should have run two guys at him to try to get the ball out of his hands, stressed Ben Jacobson.

Both teams found themselves in the Fraport arena for an untypical Wednesday game as German national player Johannes Herber who had been quiet with his shooting the first two games quickly got the monkey off his back nailing a three pointer for the 3-0 lead. The Fraport Skyliners then quickly jumped out to a 10-4 lead as the Fraport Skyliners were doing a good job figuring out the Wurzburg press defense and getting into their offensive sets fast. German Danilo Barthel continued his rise getting his second consecutive start and scoring inside, Jon Leuer hit a three pointer and Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) made free throws. However the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg started to find their rhythm slowly as they continued to chip away at the Frankfurt lead closing out the first quarter with a spirited 18-8 run. After Boone and Leuer traded baskets and Frankfurt led 12-6, Wurzburg drew three fouls in a row, but had problems hitting from the free throw line. After a Nolte bucket, American Ricky Harris got by the Frankfurt press and nailed a three pointer form the corner as Wurzburg only trailed 14-13. Quantez Robertson then made a flight from the wing scoring with a lay in and the 16-13 Frankfurt advantage. Wurzburg then went on a 9-2 run to end the first quarter which was sparked by a foul drawn by Ricky Harris behind the three point line. He made only two, but that sparked his team as Jacbosn made a jumper which was followed by a Harris runner off the glass an dthe first Wurzburg lead of the game. Ex Skyliner Alex King then surprised the whole arena nailing a three pointer something he struggled in his early days in Frankfurt. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg led 22-18 after one quarter. Jon Leuer got Frankfurt going. Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) didnt have to do much. The fourl behind the three point line and the three pointer by Ricky Harris seemed to irritate Frankfurt, stated Licher Basket Baeren head coach Igor Starcevic. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were shooting 45% from the field and 29% from outside while the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were shooting 53% from the field and 50% from outside. Wurzburg had the 11-5 rebound edge and both teams had three turnovers a piece.

The second quarter turned out to be a battle as there were 7 lead changes and no team to be able to go on that big run to make an early statement. German national player Tim Ohlbrecht had struggled in the first two games, but came alive in the first minutes taking Frankfurt on a mini 4-0 run to knot the score at 22-22. Ohlbrecht showed his wits under the hoop waiting until Gilbert Brown was up in the air to draw the foul and make the basket. Then it was Jacobson who hit a three pointer to give Wurzburg the lead back only to have Nolte score inside and Michael Thompson give Frankfurt the lead back at 27-25 with his first three pointer as a professional. American second year man Chris Kramer then made himself noticeable to the crowd scoring on a coast to coast run and 30-29 Wurzburg lead only to be upended by a Joe Herber catch and pop three pointer and 32-30 Frankfurt lead. Super Tez then set up Ohlbrecht for a massive two handed dunk, but it was Alex King again that hit from downtown and the game was tied again 34-34. After Harris gave Wurzburg the 37-35 lead, it was Leuer that hit a jumper over Robert Tomaszek and Michael Thompson dropped another three pointer and the lead 40-37. Gray then scored inside as the Fraport Skyliners led 42-39 at halftime. Frankfurt was playing aggressive defense and Wurzburg was having trouble with the Frankfurt pick and role. Both teams were shooting very bad from the free throw line, added Igor Starcevic. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 54% from the field and 45% from the three point line while the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were shooting 44% from the field and 44% from the three point line. Wurzburg still had the overwhelming 22-12 rebound edge, but nine turnovers while Frankfurt had seven turnovers.

The big runs that were missing, would suddenly appear in the third quarter. Jon Leuer might have gotten some patrons to find ketchup from their hotdog on their face as he exploded into the lane and jammed home a reverse dunk for the 44-39 Frankfurt lead. However that didnt get the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg scared as they accelerated onto an 11-0 run and the 50-44 lead. Elliot hit two free throws which was followed by back to back three pointers from Jacobson and a three pointer from Harris. The strong Wurzburg defense sparked the offense and Frankfurt was playing sloppy basketball and seemed to have lost some concentration. However as is so often the case and seems still to be unknown in basketball, one big run was met by a new big run by the opponent. The Fraport Skyliners then went off like a missile going on a 16-0 run to retake the lead 60-50. The run was started by the best offensive ball movement of the game to that juncture by the team of Muli Katzurin as Herber made a three pointer. The it was Justin Mr downtown Gray that gave the meaning scoring in bunches a new meaning as he scored 11 points in a row sparked by two three pointers and many free throws. Leuer ended the run with a tip in off a Gray miss. I knew that I had to be more aggressive. I was looking to get in the paint and just take my opportunities. But the whole team played well in this run, stated Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Gray is a scoring guard. Usually a guard is there to penetrate and create, but sometimes he has to score to. He really stepped up as a leader in that run, added Jermario Davidson. After three quarters, The Fraport Skyliners had the comfortable 65-54 advantage. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 54% from the field and 50% from the parking lot while the s.Oliver Baskets were shooting 38% from the field and 47% from the parking lot. Wurzburg still had the 30-22 rebound edge while both teams were coughing up the ball a miserable 16 times.

In the fourth quarter, it was time for another big run, but now from the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg who continued to claw up out of their hole never seeing daylight inching closer and closer as they got out of the gates going on a 10-2 to cut the Frankfurt lead to only 67-64. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg got five straight baskets inside from Ivan Elliot and twice from Jason Boone that dunked and scored inside as he seemed to be already on the way to the hoop before he had even caught the ball in the low post. American Chris Kramer also contributed two buckets inside as he proved more and more a very valuable commodity for John Patrick who had signed him recently. Kramer did a great job getting into the lane being very aggressive, stressed Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Kramer helped us get back into the game. He is quick and strong and not afraid to attack the basket. He made big plays and he is a great defender one of the reasons we got him, warned Ben Jacobson. Mckinney then hit a big three pointer from the corner getting a strong fast kick out pass from Michael Thompson for the 70-64 Frankfurt lead. However the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg continued to hang around like that nagging little nagging brother that just wont go when you want to get busy with the girlfriend as Kramer made an acrobatic off balance lay up and Alex why cant we have players like that King hit his third three pointer off the game as Frankfurt led only 70-69. However as quick as the Wurzburg mini 4-0 run came a new 7-0 Frankfurt run as they led 77-69 with three minutes to go. In this run, it as Mckinney that broke through again with a bomb from the parking lot and Leuer hit a turn around jumper and a dunk off the fast break. Leuer is always important. He is a natural scorer. I always tell him to just play his game and rebound. If he just plays his game, he will always help us, stressed Jermario Davidson.

Just when you thought that Wurzburg was out of gas, John Patrick secretly had filled up their tanks as the Baskets had enough air for another run going on a 8-0 run to tie the game at 77-77 with seven seconds to play. Boone started the run with a hook shot, which was followed by an Elliot three pointer as Frankfurt led only 77-74. After a Thompson miss from the corner, Jacobson hit one of two free throws, then Frankfurt lost a ball out of bounds, but Harris could not tie the game as he made only one free throw as Wurzburg trailed 77-76. With the seconds running down, Frankfurt made a costly turnover as Boone stole the ball, but Kramer was unable to hit both free throws as the game was knotted at 77-77. Gray then won the game with his bomb from Frankfurt airport terminal 1 for the 80-78 victory. Had Wurzburg shot better from the free throw line, then the game might have been decided a lot earlier. Skyliner guard Michael Thompson was happy about the win and his play We kept our composure at the end and stayed together as a team. A big player hit a big shot at the end. It felt good to finally play. I thought I played solid, but I can play better. I have to cut down the turnovers and get the offense into the sets faster. As a point guard one has to know where the players are, stressed Michael Thompson. Thompson gives us added deepness and gives Gray a rest so he had power at the end for the buzzer beater, added Marius Nolte.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) with 18 points. Jon Leuer contributed 17 points. Johannes Herber added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg were led by Chris Kramer with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists. Ivan Elliot contributed 13 points and 12 rebounds and Ricky Harris also added 13 points. Ben Jacobson produced 12 points. The Fraport Skyliners shot 51% from the field and a respectable 44% from outside while the s.Oliver Baskets ended the day with 44% shooting. Wurzburg won the rebound duel 39-31 and Frankfurt had a horrible 21 turnovers while Wurzburg had 17. We didnt rebound well and we didnt box out well at all let them push us away from the basket and didnt do a good job with the long balls. However I thought that we played solid defense. We had problems giving up offensive rebounds, but we did a better job limiting their offensive rebounds as Tez really sparked us. The Fraport Skyliners and s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg both have a record of 2-1, but the season is still young and Skyliner captain Marius Nolte thinks that the team is on a good way. I think that you have to take it step by step. The season is long and we are making good strides. We have to continue to keep working hard, warned Marius Nolte. The Fraport Skyliners host The Telekom Baskets Bonn on October 15th at 20:00.



Tony Gaffney claims BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Tony Gaffney (204-F-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Telekom Baskets and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 19 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Telekom Baskets in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team LTi 46ers (#18, 0-3) with 16-point margin 83-67. It allowed Telekom Baskets to jump to the first place in the German 1.Bundesliga. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Telekom Baskets already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Gaffney had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Telekom Baskets' top player in his first season with the team. Tony Gaffney averages just after three games 15.3ppg and 6.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward Tyler Smith (201-F-86) of Bayreuth. Smith impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Bayreuth lost that game 80-88 to Phoenix Hagen (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Smith is a newcomer at Bayreuth 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Elvir Ovcina (211-F/C-76, agency: Interperformances) of LTi 46ers (#18). Ovcina scored 20 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Ovcina's great performance LTi 46ers lost 67-83 to Telekom Baskets (#1, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. LTi 46ers can only dream about fighting for top spots in . They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Ovcina he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ovcina has individually a great season in Germany. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrell Everett (193-G-84) of Bremerhaven - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Anthony King (206-F/C-85) of Art.Dragons - 12 points and 8 rebounds
6. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 11 points and 15 rebounds
7. John Bowler (206-F-84) of EnBW L'burg - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Donatas Zavackas (203-F-80) of EnBW L'burg - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Bobby Brown (188-G-84) of EWE Baskets - 27 points and 4 assists
10. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85) of ALBA - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5 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)


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 24
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets24.0 
 2. Swann, Ratiopharm21.3 
 3. Gray, Fraport SKY20.0 
 4. Harris, s.Oliv.18.7 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers18.3 
 6. Nadjfeji, B.Mue.17.3 
 7. Jonusas, Phoenix17.3 
 8. Horne, Goettingen16.5 
 9. Dojcin, TBB Trier16.3 
 10. Ensminger, Teleko.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adam CHUBB
  EWE Baskets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Chubb, EWE Baskets11.7 
 2. Hilliard, Art.Drag.10.0 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.7 
 4. Ovcina, LTi 46ers8.7 
 5. Ensminger, Teleko.8.0 
 6. Nadjfeji, B.Mue.7.7 
 7. Peacock, Bremerha.7.5 
 8. McNaughton, Bremer.7.5 
 9. Smith, Bayreuth7.3 
 10. Ibekwe, Bayreuth7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dru JOYCE
  TBB Trier
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Joyce, TBB Trier8.0 
 2. Jordan, Telekom6.7 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.6.5 
 4. Dorris, EnBW L.6.0 
 5. Hamann, B.Muenchen5.7 
 6. Wood, ALBA5.5 
 7. Gavel, Brose B.5.5 
 8. Brown, EWE Baskets4.7 
 9. Schaffartzik, ALBA4.5 
 10. Weber, Goettingen4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.3.3 
 2. Crowe, Phoenix3.0 
 3. Gavel, Brose B.2.5 
 4. Wood, ALBA2.0 
 5. Clay, s.Oliver.2.0 
 6. Smith, Bayreuth2.0 
 7. Holston, Art.Drag.2.0 
 8. Everett, Bremerha.2.0 
 9. Jenkins, Brose B.2.0 
 10. Leuer, Fraport SKY1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.3.7 
 2. King, Art.Dragons3.0 
 3. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.3 
 4. Francis, ALBA2.0 
 5. Slaughter, Brose B.2.0 
 6. Looby, EnBW L.1.3 
 7. Carter, Phoenix1.0 
 8. Everett, Bremerha.1.0 
 9. Kruel, Phoenix1.0 
 10. Pleiss, Brose B.1.0 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Justin STOMMES
  Webmoebel
  (200-G/F-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Stommes, Webmoebel25.5 
 2. McKiver, Braves24.8 
 3. Reid, MBC23.3 
 4. Reese, Duesseldorf22.8 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim21.5 
 6. Burgess, Heidelberg20.7 
 7. Jeka, Braves18.3 
 8. Johnson, Chemnitz18.3 
 9. Stutz, Leitershof.18.0 
 10. Buljevic, ETB W.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe14.0 
 2. Webb, Crailsheim9.3 
 3. Black, Jena8.8 
 4. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.5 
 5. Lawson, Chemnitz8.5 
 6. Brown, Cuxhaven7.3 
 7. Flomo, Duesseldorf7.0 
 8. Schaffrath, Chemn.7.0 
 9. Heindel, Heidelberg7.0 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Webmoebel
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Diggs, Webmoebel6.8 
 2. Jeka, Braves5.8 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven5.3 
 4. Koch, Jena5.0 
 5. Barker, Jena4.8 
 6. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
 7. Hill, Crailsheim4.5 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, MBC4.3 
 9. Burgess, Heidelberg4.3 
 10. Reese, Duesseldo.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Leitershofen
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Bowlin, Leitershof.3.7 
 2. Stommes, Webmoebel2.8 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven2.3 
 4. Anastasov, ETB W.2.0 
 5. Kepkay, Jena2.0 
 6. Brown, Cuxhaven2.0 
 7. Harris, NBC1.8 
 8. Heindel, Heidelberg1.7 
 9. Alexander, ETB W.1.7 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves2.7 
 2. Schoo, Heidelberg2.0 
 3. Zipser, Heidelberg1.5 
 4. Bekteshi, Kirchheim1.0 
 5. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 6. Mason, Webmoebel0.8 
 7. Harris, Cuxhaven0.8 
 8. Mims, Duesseldorf0.7 
 9. Smallwood, MBC0.7 
 10. Veney, Leitersho.0.7 


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Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos ARGYROPOYLOS
  Apollo.
  (188-G-78)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Argyropoylos, Apol.26.5 
 2. Vasilopoulos, AEK21.0 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.0 
 4. Kolokas, Nea Kifis.20.0 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.19.5 
 6. Pettas, Doxa L.19.0 
 7. Kaberidis, Ikaroi19.0 
 8. Lewis, OFI18.5 
 9. Bracey, Pagrati17.0 
 10. Katiakos, OFI17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris LOLAS
  Amyntas .
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Lolas, Amyntas11.0 
 2. Katoufas, Panery.9.0 
 3. Macheras, Panery.8.0 
 4. Diamantopoul., Nea8.0 
 5. Margaritis, Ikaroi8.0 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.7.5 
 7. Vardavas, Amynta.7.5 
 8. Veskoukis, Pagrati7.5 
 9. Daniil, Apollon7.0 
 10. Siamandouras, AEK7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos MAKRIS
  Pagrati
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Makris, Pagrati6.0 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas6.0 
 3. Koronidis, Perama5.5 
 4. Panagakis, OFI5.0 
 5. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.0 
 6. Totsios, Ikaroi S.5.0 
 7. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.5 
 8. Papadakis, Arkad.4.5 
 9. Nikou, Panelefs.4.5 
 10. Bechlivanis, Peri.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dionysios GIANNAKOPOULOS
  Lavrio
  (195-G/F-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.5 
 2. Papantoniou, AEK/.3.0 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK3.0 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.3.0 
 5. Veskoukis, Pagrati2.5 
 6. Mourtos, Ikaroi S.2.5 
 7. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.5 
 8. Michalopoulo., Nea2.0 
 9. Bourdanos, Periko.2.0 
 10. Anagnostopou., Er.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikos LIBARIS-PSOMAS
  Doxa L.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Libaris-P., Doxa L.2.5 
 2. Koutroulias, Pagra.1.5 
 3. Kakiouzis, Lavrio1.5 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.5 
 5. Michalopoulo., Nea1.0 
 6. Simeonidis, Ikaroi1.0 
 7. Katiakos, OFI1.0 
 8. Toutziarakis, OFI1.0 
 9. Giannoulakos, Pane.1.0 
 10. Vardavas, Amynta.1.0 


Div.B Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony JONES
  Handlova
  (194-G/F-84)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Jones, Handlova30.5 
 2. Batka, Nova Ves22.0 
 3. Guede, Prievidza21.0 
 4. Vaden, Nitra19.8 
 5. Berkis, Svit19.0 
 6. Jones, Nova Ves19.0 
 7. Petty, Vahostav.18.7 
 8. Jones, Komarno18.7 
 9. Soska, Vahostav.18.0 
 10. Clemente, Nitra18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lamar ROBERSON
  Svit
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Roberson, Svit12.3 
 2. Jones, Nova Ves11.0 
 3. Majok, Nitra9.5 
 4. Klein, Levice9.5 
 5. Mathis, Komarno9.0 
 6. Terlanda, Handlova8.7 
 7. Gilstrap, Nova Ves8.0 
 8. Tomek, Nitra7.3 
 9. Batka, Nova Ves7.3 
 10. Davis, Prievidza7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Corey JEFFERSON
  Nova Ves
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Jefferson, Nova V.9.3 
 2. Petty, Vahostav.5.3 
 3. Hall, B.Bystrica5.0 
 4. Kostomaj, Levice5.0 
 5. Phillips, Prievidza5.0 
 6. Clemente, Nitra5.0 
 7. Jones, Handlova4.5 
 8. Barisic, Handlova4.0 
 9. Vaden, Nitra3.8 
 10. Jones, Komarno3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Johnathon JONES
  Komarno
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jones, Komarno3.0 
 2. Nuber, Nitra2.8 
 3. Phillips, Prievidza2.8 
 4. Jefferson, Nova V.2.7 
 5. Perrin, Vahostav.2.3 
 6. Vaden, Nitra2.3 
 7. Stemberger, Levice2.0 
 8. Urland, Levice2.0 
 9. Petty, Vahostav.2.0 
 10. Cosic, Svit2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ater MAJOK
  Nitra
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Majok, Nitra3.0 
 2. Mathis, Komarno1.3 
 3. Dorazil, B.Bystrica1.0 
 4. Tasic, B.Bystrica1.0 
 5. Berkis, Svit1.0 
 6. Roberson, Svit1.0 
 7. Keller, Levice1.0 
 8. Tomek, Nitra0.8 
 9. Kratochvil, Komar.0.7 
 10. Gilstrap, Nova Ves0.7 


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Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden25.5 
 2. Anderson, Weert24.5 
 3. Turner, Den Bosch22.0 
 4. Wells, Zwolle20.0 
 5. Kennedy, Leiden19.0 
 6. Acker, Nijmegen19.0 
 7. Boxley, Leiden17.0 
 8. Wesby, Groningen15.7 
 9. Bell, Groningen15.7 
 10. Bekkering, Nijme.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Coleman, Weert11.0 
 2. Bekkering, Nijme.9.0 
 3. Robinson, Zwolle9.0 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch9.0 
 5. Jones, Rotterdam8.5 
 6. Kennedy, Leiden7.0 
 7. van Kempen, Weert7.0 
 8. Chitwood, Leeuw.7.0 
 9. Turner, Den Bosch7.0 
 10. Wyatt, Groningen6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Harman, Weert5.5 
 2. Turner, Den Bosch5.0 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.5 
 4. Bell, Groningen4.3 
 5. Mladenovic, Rotte.4.0 
 6. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.0 
 7. Acker, Nijmegen3.5 
 8. Slagter, Leiden3.0 
 9. Punch, Leeuwarden3.0 
 10. van Kempen, Weert3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Damon HUFFMAN
  Zwolle
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Huffman, Zwolle4.0 
 2. Kherrazi, Leiden3.0 
 3. Hulzebos, Zwolle2.5 
 4. Harman, Weert2.5 
 5. Adako, Leeuwarden2.0 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.2.0 
 7. Wesley, Den Bosch2.0 
 8. Kennedy, Leiden2.0 
 9. Wesby, Groningen1.7 
 10. de Jong, Leiden1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Albert JACKSON
  Rotterdam
  (211-F/C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jackson, Rotterdam2.0 
 2. Wyatt, Groningen1.7 
 3. Minter, Weert1.5 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.1.5 
 5. Aarts, Nijmegen1.5 
 6. Wessels, Den Bosch1.0 
 7. Dourisseau, Groni.0.7 
 8. Maddox, Zwolle0.5 
 9. Zondervan, Zwolle0.5 
 10. Williams, Rotterd.0.5 


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Nijmegen 2-0 
 2. Groningen 2-1 
 3. Den Bosch 1-0 
 4. Leiden 1-1 
 5. Leeuwarden 1-1 
 6. Zwolle 1-1 
 7. Rotterdam 0-2 
 8. Weert 0-2 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nebojsa DUKIC
  Szedeak
  (206-C/F-85)
  Avg: 27
 1. Dukic, Szedeak27.0 
 2. Bell, Kormend26.0 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu23.0 
 4. Ciric, PVSK P.22.0 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak21.0 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari21.0 
 7. Townes, Kormend20.0 
 8. Hollis, Albacomp20.0 
 9. Thomas, Soproni20.0 
 10. Szabo, FS Debrec.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wayne CHISM
  Albacomp
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 15
 1. Chism, Albacomp15.0 
 2. Szabo, FS Debrecen12.0 
 3. Miskovic, Marso N.11.0 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.11.0 
 5. Bencze, Kecskemeti11.0 
 6. Csorvasi, Kecsk.11.0 
 7. Hendlein, Albacomp9.0 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari8.0 
 9. Powell, Kormend8.0 
 10. Lekli, Kaposvari7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Balazs SIMON
  Albacomp
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Simon, Albacomp11.0 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu10.0 
 3. Kalman, Falco-Sz.9.0 
 4. Drahos, Szedeak7.0 
 5. Wittmann, Kecsk.6.0 
 6. El Amin, Albacomp5.0 
 7. Fekete, Marso N.4.0 
 8. Timberlake, Falco-.4.0 
 9. Kelley, Kecskemeti4.0 
 10. Szabo, FS Debrec.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gergely BAKI
  ZTE K.
  (195-G/F-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Baki, ZTE K.7.0 
 2. Chism, Albacomp6.0 
 3. Fekete, Marso N.5.0 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak4.0 
 5. Nagy, Marso N.3.0 
 6. Vukadinov, Kecsk.3.0 
 7. Kaman, Atomeromu3.0 
 8. Williams, Atomeromu3.0 
 9. Powell, Kormend3.0 
 10. Kaluha, FS Debre.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Townes, Kormend4.0 
 2. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.3.0 
 3. Morgen, Atomeromu3.0 
 4. Chism, Albacomp2.0 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu2.0 
 6. Kelley, Kecskemeti1.0 
 7. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 
 8. Powell, Kormend1.0 
 9. Harazin, Falco-Sz.1.0 
 10. Simon, Falco-Szo.1.0 


Julien "Skip" Mills agreed with EC team Szolnok - by Tamas Deri
American guard, Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Ball St.) arrived yesterday to Szolnok as he agreed with the management for the season. The team just got qualified over Pyrinto into the 1st group phase of the Eurochallenge, so Mills will get the possibility to show his basketball skills internationally.
The 193 cm tall 'Skip' is a well known player in our country as he started his professional carreer with Dombovar KC. In the season 2007-08 he was a leading scorer of the league with 23.2 points per game and got also voted to the Import Player of the Year. In 23 games of the season he collected also 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists and was also the best stealer of the league with 2.1 per game. In that season the team of Dombovar KC reached the 2nd place after the regular season, but lost in the first round of the playoffs against Kormend even because of Mills injury.
After his european rookie season he moved to Poland, where he played for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg. In 24 games he put up 15.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1spg and helped his team to win the Polish Cup first time in the club's history. In the season 2009-10 he was employed by Cairns Taipans in Australia and run a solid season with 12.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.6apg. The last season he spent with dutch team Eiffel Towers and was the key player of coach Raoul Korner's team averaging 14.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.7 minutes.



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  ICELAND   


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Jarryd COLE
  Keflavik
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 29
 1. Cole, Keflavik29.0 
 2. Gunnarsson, Kefla.28.0 
 3. Govens, Thor Thorl28.0 
 4. Horton, KR24.0 
 5. Watson, Grindavik23.0 
 6. Ringgold, Thor Tho.22.0 
 7. Tairu, KR21.0 
 8. Vilbergsson, Grind.16.0 
 9. Magnusson, KR15.0 
 10. Magnusson, KR15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jarryd COLE
  Keflavik
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 16
 1. Cole, Keflavik16.0 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.15.0 
 3. Govens, Thor Thorl10.0 
 4. Olafsson, Grindavik9.0 
 5. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.8.0 
 6. Magnusson, KR8.0 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Gri.7.0 
 8. Magnusson, KR6.0 
 9. Olafsson, Grindavik6.0 
 10. Watson, Grindavik6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Magnus GUNNARSSON
  Kefla.
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gunnarsson, Kefla.6.0 
 2. Watson, Grindavik6.0 
 3. Olafsson, Grindavik5.0 
 4. Saevarsson, Grind.4.0 
 5. Jonsson, Keflavik4.0 
 6. Horton, KR4.0 
 7. Vilbergsson, Grind.3.0 
 8. Olafsson, Grindavik3.0 
 9. Govens, Thor Thorl2.0 
 10. Parker, Keflavik2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Giordan WATSON
  Grindavik
  (178-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Watson, Grindavik3.0 
 2. Olafsson, Grindavik3.0 
 3. Cole, Keflavik3.0 
 4. Parker, Keflavik2.0 
 5. Magnusson, KR2.0 
 6. Ragnarsson, Thor T.2.0 
 7. Valsson, Keflavik1.0 
 8. Jonsson, Thor Thorl1.0 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik1.0 
 10. Hermannsson, KR1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  Grinda.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Thorsteinsso., Gri.2.0 
 2. Magnusson, KR1.0 
 3. Olafsson, Grindavik1.0 
 4. Saevarsson, Grind.1.0 
 5. Govens, Thor Thorl1.0 
 6. Vilbergsson, Grind.1.0 
 7. Cole, Keflavik1.0 
 8. Kristjansson, KR1.0 
 9. Erlendsson, Thor T.1.0 
 10. Hermannsson, KR0.0 


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  INDONESIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Valentino WUWUNGAN
  Satya W.
  (193-F-89)
  Avg: 16
 1. Wuwungan, Satya W.16.0 
 2. Wisnu, Satria Muda13.6 
 3. Sapto, Muba H.12.0 
 4. Nagata, Pacific11.4 
 5. Sebayang, Pelita J.11.0 
 6. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.10.8 
 7. Nolland, Garuda10.0 
 8. Nurman, Aspac9.6 
 9. Ariestedes, Stadiu.9.6 
 10. Rizky Ardian., Bi.9.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.12.4 
 2. Wuwungan, Satya W.7.7 
 3. Nolland, Garuda7.3 
 4. Heryadi, Muba H.6.5 
 5. Indrajaya, CLS K.6.0 
 6. Sitaniapesy, Comfo.5.6 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.5.4 
 8. Nagata, Pacific5.4 
 9. Sasmito, Pacific5.4 
 10. Febriyan, NSH G.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.2.8 
 2. Sartika, Bima Sakti2.8 
 3. Muharri, CLS K.2.7 
 4. Wahyudi, Pacific2.4 
 5. Wilopo, Muba H.2.4 
 6. Sebayang, Pelita J.2.4 
 7. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.2.4 
 8. Sapto, Muba H.2.4 
 9. Kurniawan, Comfor.2.2 
 10. Wijaya, Garuda2.0 
Steals Per Game
  RIFKY
  Pelita Jaya
  (--)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rifky, Pelita Jaya3.0 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.2.7 
 3. Iskandar, Stadium2.2 
 4. Muharri, CLS K.2.2 
 5. Sasmito, Pacific2.2 
 6. Sartika, Bima Sakti2.2 
 7. Nolland, Garuda2.2 
 8. Kurniahu, Pelita J.2.1 
 9. Thoyib, Aspac2.0 
 10. Wijaya, Garuda2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 I G Ngurah TEGUH
  Muba H.
  (189-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Teguh, Muba H.2.6 
 2. Gunawan, Satya W.1.8 
 3. Ruslan, Stadium1.8 
 4. Thoyib, Aspac1.6 
 5. Sitaniapesy, Comfo.1.6 
 6. Achmad, Satria M.1.5 
 7. Wuwungan, Satya W.1.3 
 8. Gunawan, Satria M.1.2 
 9. Sasmito, Pacific1.2 
 10. Sapto, Muba H.1.0 


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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons30.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.29.0 
 3. Turner, 11890 K.23.0 
 4. Cummins, Belfast22.0 
 5. Glover, DCU Saints21.0 
 6. Kinevane, UL Eagl.18.0 
 7. Stith, UCD Marian17.5 
 8. O''Brien, 11890 K.17.0 
 9. Cunningham, Moycul.16.0 
 10. Jefferson, UL Ea.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons16.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.0 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles10.5 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.10.0 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 8. Stith, UCD Marian9.0 
 9. Glover, DCU Saints9.0 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Johnnie JEFFERSON
  UL Ea.
  (193-F-)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jefferson, UL Ea.7.0 
 2. Kinevane, UL Eagl.6.5 
 3. Clarke, 11890 K.6.0 
 4. O''Neill, 11890 K.5.0 
 5. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 6. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 7. Meany, UCD Marian4.5 
 8. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 9. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 10. Killeen, UL Eagles3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 6
 1. Turner, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.4.0 
 3. Jefferson, UL Ea.4.0 
 4. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 5. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 6. Clarke, 11890 K.2.0 
 7. Cronin, B.Gais N.2.0 
 8. Brazdeikis, B.Gais2.0 
 9. Hosford, UCC D.2.0 
 10. King, UL Eagles2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 2. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 3. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 4. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian1.5 
 6. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 
 7. O''Sullivan, UCC D.1.0 
 8. Clarke, 11890 K.1.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints1.0 
 10. Cronin, B.Gais N.1.0 


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  ISRAEL   


Milan Macvan Loan Update: Zalgiris OUT, Partizan IN? - by David Pick
Maccabi Tel-Aviv will battle its former legendary coach, Pini Gershon and Hapoel Holon in a few hours for the 2011/12 Israeli 'Chance' cup title. Prior to that, Eurobasket reveals a few updates circulating around the sage between Milan Macvan and Maccabi.

According to reports across the net about the possibility of Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas picking up 100% of the Serbians' yearly salary ($650,000), an Israeli team affiliated source tells Eurobasket, that all including details have been agreed on and Macvans' 'OK' is what's holding things up. However, sources very close both to the situation and the player, expose what could possibly be Macvan's real intentions. 'If it comes to him going anywhere on a loan I think that BC Partizan would be the ideal solution. He would get the most minutes to play and good quality training'.

A Serbian scout brought light to the situation, telling Eurobasket, 'a likely move to Partizan, who aside from Nikola Pekovic and Branislav Dekic mostly relay on their guards, could be a perfect fit for Macvan on the playing time scale and adjustment level.' On the other hand, Zalgiris makes no sense for Macvan professionally. 'The team's 4-5 spots are very crowded including Milovan Rakovic, Tadas Klimavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and especially, Robertas Javtokas and Paulius Jankunas who lead the team in minutes played. It wouldn't make any sense for Macvan to join them.'

Last December, Macvan made the way from Hemofarm to Nokia, playing 21 Israeli league games (6.7ppg, 3.0rpg) and 12 Euroleague contests (3.5ppg, 1.7rpg), before being drafted in the summer by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (2rd,54). Tonight, Macvan won't suit up for the third consecutive game, indicating that he's not a part of David Blatt's future plans.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



Milan Macvan Loan Update: Zalgiris OUT, Partizan IN? - by David Pick
Maccabi Tel-Aviv will battle its former legendary coach, Pini Gershon and Hapoel Holon in a few hours for the 2011/12 Israeli 'Chance' cup title. Prior to that, Eurobasket reveals a few updates circulating around Milan Macvan and Maccabi saga.

According to reports across the net about the possibility of Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas picking up 100% of the Serbians' yearly salary ($650,000), an Israeli team affiliated source tells Eurobasket, that all including details have been agreed on and Macvans' 'OK' is what's holding things up. However, sources very close both to the situation and the player, expose what could possibly be Macvan's real intentions. 'If it comes to him going anywhere on a loan I think that Partizan would be the ideal solution. He would get the most minutes to play and good quality training'.

A Serbian scout brought light to the situation, telling Eurobasket, 'a likely move to Partizan, who aside from Nikola Pekovic and Branislav Dekic mostly relay on their guards, could be a perfect fit for Macvan on the playing time scale and adjustment level.' On the other hand, Zalgiris makes no sense for Macvan professionally. 'The team's 4-5 spots are very crowded including Milovan Rakovic, Tadas Klimavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and especially, Robertas Javtokas and Paulius Jankunas who lead the team in minutes played. It wouldnt make any sense for Macvan to join them.'

Last December, Macvan made the way from Hemofarm to Nokia, playing 21 Israeli league games (6.7ppg, 3.0rpg) and 12 Euroleague contests (3.5ppg, 1.7rpg), before being drafted in the summer by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (2rd,54). Tonight, Macvan won't suit up for the third consecutive game, indicating that he's not a part of David Blatt's future plans.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick


Milan Macvan Loan Update: Zalgiris OUT, Partizan IN? - by David Pick
Maccabi Tel-Aviv will battle its former legendary coach, Pini Gershon and Hapoel Holon in a few hours for the 2011/12 Israeli 'Chance' cup title. Prior to that, Eurobasket reveals a few updates circulating around Milan Macvan and Maccabi saga.

According to reports across the net about the possibility of Lithuanian Zalgiris Kaunas picking up 100% of the Serbians' yearly salary ($650,000), an Israeli team affiliated source tells Eurobasket, that all including details have been agreed on and Macvans' 'OK' is what's holding things up. However, sources very close both to the situation and the player, expose what could possibly be Macvan's real intentions. 'If it comes to him going anywhere on a loan I think that Partizan would be the ideal solution. He would get the most minutes to play and good quality training'.

A Serbian scout brought light to the situation, telling Eurobasket, 'a likely move to Partizan, who aside from Nikola Pekovic and Branislav Dekic mostly relay on their guards, could be a perfect fit for Macvan on the playing time scale and adjustment level.' On the other hand, Zalgiris makes no sense for Macvan professionally. 'The team's 4-5 spots are very crowded including Milovan Rakovic, Tadas Klimavicius, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and especially, Robertas Javtokas and Paulius Jankunas who lead the team in minutes played. It wouldnt make any sense for Macvan to join them.'

Last December, Macvan made the way from Hemofarm to Nokia, playing 21 Israeli league games (6.7ppg, 3.0rpg) and 12 Euroleague contests (3.5ppg, 1.7rpg), before being drafted in the summer by the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers (2rd,54). Tonight, Macvan won't suit up for the third consecutive game, indicating that he's not a part of David Blatt's future plans.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick


Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur Yavne 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Afula 1-0 
 3. Ironi K-A 1-0 
 4. Kiryat Tivon 1-0 
 5. Macc.B.Yaakov 1-0 
 6. Hapoel T-A 0-0 
 7. Hod Hasharon 0-0 
 8. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 9. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-0 
 10. Elitzur Ramla 0-1 
 11. Hapoel K/S 0-1 
 12. Hapoel Y/M 0-1 
 13. Ironi Ramat Gan 0-1 
 14. Lev Hasharon 0-1 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Ronny LEMELLE
  Hapoel A.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. LeMelle, Hapoel A.24.0 
 2. Clemente, Kiryat T.24.0 
 3. Hall, Macc.B.Y.24.0 
 4. Gomes, Kiryat T.24.0 
 5. Marztiano, Hapoel23.0 
 6. Hofman, Elitzur23.0 
 7. Sanders, Hapoel Y.23.0 
 8. Cornley, Lev H.22.0 
 9. Jackson, Hapoel Y.20.0 
 10. Housman, Macc.B.Y.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas SANDERS
  Hapoel Y.
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Sanders, Hapoel Y.17.0 
 2. Clemente, Kiryat T.15.0 
 3. Thondique, Hapoel12.0 
 4. Volfer, Elitzur Ya.10.0 
 5. Johnson, Hapoel K.9.0 
 6. Wilson, Elitzur Ya.9.0 
 7. Rosefelt, Lev H.9.0 
 8. Burns, Elitzur9.0 
 9. Jackson, Hapoel Y.8.0 
 10. Miller, Macc.B.Y.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lior SEGEV
  Kiryat Tivon
  (190-PG-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Segev, Kiryat Tivon10.0 
 2. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.8.0 
 3. Tolbert, Hapoel K/S6.0 
 4. Golan, Elitzur Yav.6.0 
 5. Zigdon, Ironi R.6.0 
 6. Sztarkman, Hapoel5.0 
 7. Shifman, Hapoel Af.5.0 
 8. Gomes, Kiryat T.4.0 
 9. Sanders, Hapoel Y.4.0 
 10. Davidi, Ironi R.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Macc.B.Y.
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Miller, Macc.B.Y.5.0 
 2. Johnson, Hapoel K.5.0 
 3. Gomes, Kiryat T.5.0 
 4. Sanders, Hapoel Y.4.0 
 5. Davidi, Ironi R.4.0 
 6. Clemente, Kiryat T.4.0 
 7. Housman, Macc.B.Y.3.0 
 8. Ber-Aven, Hapoel Y.3.0 
 9. Segev, Kiryat Tivon3.0 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Hapoel Y.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ramon CLEMENTE
  Kiryat T.
  (200-PF-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Clemente, Kiryat T.4.0 
 2. Rosefelt, Lev H.4.0 
 3. Jackson, Hapoel Y.3.0 
 4. Ben-Zvi, Hapoel Y.2.0 
 5. Thondique, Hapoel2.0 
 6. Ida, Hapoel Y/M1.0 
 7. Sela, Lev Hasharon1.0 
 8. Burns, Elitzur1.0 
 9. Volfer, Elitzur Ya.1.0 
 10. Ber-Aven, Hapoel1.0 


Maccabi T-A Beats Hapoel Holon in ''Chance'' Cup Final - by Carmel Drori
By: David Pick and Carmel Drori

After four combined impressive wins, the Israeli 'Chance' cup tournament came to an end this evening in the grand finally finals game between favorites, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Holon, along with their new GM and Maccabi's former legendary coach, Pini Gershon.

For the first time in franchise history, Holon made it to 'Chance' cup finals after blowing out Galil/Gilboa in the first quarter-finals and beating Rishon in a tough overtime semis thriller. On the other side of the court, Maccabi, led by Jordan Farmar were keen on clinching their first of many titles this season after demolishing Netanya by 51-points in the quarter-finals and winning the semis super classic against Jerusalem.

A surprising first five minutes tipped off a exciting start with the Holonians up front and with every intension of winning it. Guy Pnini's 9 assists turned things over, gave Maccabi the lead and despite great efforts and sacrifice by Dan Grunfeld 20, Ron Lewis & Bryant Dunston (15 points each), Maccabi held their fists up high when the final buzzer sounded, 78:74.

Maccabi: Lior Eliyahu 14 (7/10-2, 5 assists), Richard Hendrix 12 (9 rebounds), Sofoklis Schortsanitis 10, Devin Smith 9, Jordan Farmar 9 (4/11-2, 5 assists), Guy Pnini 7 (9 assists).

Holon: Dan Grunfeld 20 (7/8-2), Bryant Dunston 15 (9 rebounds, 4 blocks), Ron Lewis 15 (6 rebounds, 4 assists), Patrick Sullivan 9.

Maccabi Tel Aviv 78 Hapoel Holon 74

It wasn't as easy like everyone predicted, but Maccabi Tel-Aviv defended its title against the very stubborn Hapoel Holon. Dan Shamir is famous for having the ability to set traps for Maccabi, whether he's coaching Bnei Hasharon or Hapoel Holon, and today was no different. Holonia started the game with a stunning 9:4 and a very good pace to their offensive game, going inside the paint over and over again. Maccabi didn't panic, got back in the game thanks to some good passes from Guy Pnini. David Blu scored a 2 pointer with the buzzer and helped Maccabi end the first quarter with a 9 point lead 25:19.

Holon managed to make a small comeback, beating Maccabi 19:16 in the second quarter and finishing the half with a minor 6 points deficit. Israeli coaches like to say that it's better to end the first half against Maccabi when you're down 6 and not the opposite, that wasn't the case today. Maccabi started the 3rd quarter a little shaky but managed to create a good run and open the last quarter with a 13 points lead.

This is where Maccabi got stuck. Miss after miss, foul after foul, turnover after turnover, nothing went according to plan for Blatt's team. Just when it seemed the game was over even when Maccabi couldn't score, Holon played good defense and good offense with 6 consecutive points by Holon and now, with 15 second left on the clock and a 4 point lead, Pnini was sent to line, he missed the first free-throw but scored his second one, leaving Shlomi Harush to make the last shot of the game and Maccabi to celebrate its first title of the season.



Hapoel Tel-Aviv too strong for Napredak - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel Tel-Aviv - Napredak 74-66

Israeli team Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Serbian Napredak met yesterday in Round One of the Balkan International Basketball Legaue. Hapoel shined in their debut celebrating 74-66 victory. Both teams are placed to Group B. Napredak Rubin trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 15-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-74 at the end of the game. Hapoel T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Napredak Rubin's 30. Hapoel T-A forced 22 Napredak Rubin turnovers. American forward Curtis Kelly (203-F-88, college: Kansas St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Jonathan Skjoldebrand (203-C/F-83) added 13 pts. American guard Demontez Stitt (187-G-89, college: Clemson) chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Slaven Cupkovic (206-F-88) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Marko Puzic (198-G/F-85) scored 16 points. Napredak Rubin's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel T-A is looking forward to face Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci in the next round. Napredak Rubin will have a break. Other Israeli team Galil Gilboa was free in Round One.

Hapoel Tel-Aviv: Curtis Kelly 16+10 boards, Jonathan Skjoldebrand 13, Demontez Stitt 9+8 boards
Napredak: Slaven Cupkovic 17+7 boards, Marko Puzic 16, Aleksandar Lekic 9


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stats leader
Points Per Game
 Nicolas Manuel STANIC
  Fabri.
  (177-G-84)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Nicolas Manu., Fab.14.9 
 2. Luca Pesaresi Sant.14.4 
 3. Francesco Ro., Fir.13.9 
 4. Massimiliano., Fir.13.8 
 5. Andrew Rath Firen.13.6 
 6. Roberto Feli., Chi.13.4 
 7. Fabrizio Gia., Chi.13.0 
 8. Danilo Galle., Chi.12.8 
 9. Giorgio Sgob., Fab.12.1 
 10. Maximiliano ., Fa.11.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roberto FELICIANGELI
  Chieti
  (204-F-74)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Roberto Feli., Chi.8.7 
 2. Jacopo Silim., San.6.6 
 3. Giorgio Brog., San.6.2 
 4. Roberto Marc., Chi.6.1 
 5. Massimiliano., Fir.6.1 
 6. Giorgio Sgob., Fab.5.5 
 7. Francesco Ro., Fir.5.2 
 8. Luis Maria M., Fab.4.9 
 9. Paulo Fabria., Fab.4.7 
 10. Luca Usberti Fabr.4.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nicolas Manuel STANIC
  Fabri.
  (177-G-84)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Nicolas Manu., Fab.4.1 
 2. Stefano Rajo., Chi.3.0 
 3. Victorio Gus., Chi.2.4 
 4. Danilo Galle., Chi.2.3 
 5. Luca Usberti Fabri.2.3 
 6. Roberto Feli., Chi.2.0 
 7. Eugenio Riva., San.1.9 
 8. Riccardo Fois Fire.1.8 
 9. Andrew Rath Firen.1.7 
 10. Luca Pesaresi San.1.7 
Steals Per Game
 Victorio Gustavo MUSSO
  Chieti
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Victorio Gus., Chi.2.4 
 2. Nicolas Manu., Fab.2.4 
 3. Eugenio Riva., San.2.3 
 4. Stefano Rajo., Chi.2.2 
 5. Mattia Magri., Chi.2.1 
 6. Roberto Feli., Chi.2.1 
 7. Matteo Paler., San.2.1 
 8. Francesco Ro., Fir.2.0 
 9. Andrew Rath Firen.1.9 
 10. Giorgio Sgob., Fa.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Francesco ROTELLA
  Firen.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Francesco Ro., Fir.1.8 
 2. Paulo Fabria., Fab.1.2 
 3. Jacopo Silim., San.1.1 
 4. Niccolo Cioni Fire.0.6 
 5. Carlo Santom., Fir.0.5 
 6. Giovanni Mar., San.0.4 
 7. Roberto Marc., Chi.0.4 
 8. Luis Maria M., Fab.0.3 
 9. Roberto Feli., Chi.0.3 
 10. Massimiliano., Fi.0.3 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Yakhouba DIAWARA
  Cimberio.
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 26
 1. Diawara, Cimberio.26.0 
 2. Diener, Banco d.25.0 
 3. Dean, Sidigas AV25.0 
 4. Smith, Pepsi C.24.0 
 5. Homan, CS Bologna23.0 
 6. Dasic, Lottomatica22.0 
 7. Pullen, Angelico BI22.0 
 8. Tucker, Lottomat.20.0 
 9. Becirovic, Benetto.20.0 
 10. Collins, Pepsi C.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jared HOMAN
  CS Bologna
  (206-C-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Homan, CS Bologna16.0 
 2. Brunner, Fabi Shoes11.0 
 3. Dragicevic, Angeli.11.0 
 4. Amoroso, Banca T.11.0 
 5. Adrien, Benetton11.0 
 6. Brown, Banca T.11.0 
 7. Miralles, Angelico.10.0 
 8. Andersen, Montepa.10.0 
 9. Troutman, Sidig.9.0 
 10. Hackett, Scavolin.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Daniele CAVALIERO
  Scavolin.
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Cavaliero, Scavoli.7.0 
 2. McIntyre, CS Bo.7.0 
 3. Diener, Banco d.6.0 
 4. Becirovic, Benetto.5.0 
 5. Brown, Banca T.5.0 
 6. Temple, Novipiu CM4.0 
 7. McNeal, Fabi Shoes4.0 
 8. Andersen, Montepa.4.0 
 9. Cook, Armani MI4.0 
 10. Zoroski, Fabi Sho.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Viktor SANIKIDZE
  CS Bo.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sanikidze, CS Bo.5.0 
 2. Tucker, Lottomat.4.0 
 3. Smith, Pepsi C.4.0 
 4. Di Bella, Fabi S.4.0 
 5. Milic, Vanoli CR3.0 
 6. Rannikko, Cimberio.3.0 
 7. Rocca, Armani MI3.0 
 8. Efejuku, Pepsi C.3.0 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR3.0 
 10. Pullen, Angelico3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 David ANDERSEN
  Montepas.
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Andersen, Montepa.4.0 
 2. Cusin, Scavolini PS4.0 
 3. Gallinari, Armani3.0 
 4. Lydeka, Scavolin.1.0 
 5. Micov, Bennet C.1.0 
 6. Dragicevic, Angeli.1.0 
 7. Milic, Vanoli CR1.0 
 8. Fultz, Banca Terc.1.0 
 9. Moore, Benetton TV1.0 
 10. Hairston, Armani1.0 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 38
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.38.0 
 2. Robinson, Trenkwal.24.0 
 3. Taylor, Trenkwal.22.0 
 4. Hardy, Giorgio21.0 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.20.5 
 6. George, S.Antimo20.0 
 7. Voskuil, Morpho B.19.5 
 8. West, Tezenis19.0 
 9. Baldassarre, Bianc.19.0 
 10. McConnell, Fileni19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.5 
 2. Maggioli, Fileni B.11.0 
 3. Brooks, Fileni BPA11.0 
 4. Filloy, Trenkwalder10.0 
 5. Williams, Assi Ost.9.0 
 6. Easley, MarcoPol.9.0 
 7. Callahan, Enel B.9.0 
 8. Toppo, Giorgio8.5 
 9. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.5 
 10. Ghersetti, Centra.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.10.0 
 2. Porta, Tezenis7.0 
 3. Johnson, Assi O.6.5 
 4. Goldwire, Centra.5.5 
 5. Cantone, S.Antimo5.5 
 6. Galanda, Giorgi.4.0 
 7. Blizzard, Biancobl.4.0 
 8. Freeman, MarcoPol.4.0 
 9. Taylor, Trenkwal.4.0 
 10. Levin, Givova Sca.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mario WEST
  Tezenis .
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. West, Tezenis5.5 
 2. Green, Sigma B.5.0 
 3. Robinson, Trenkwal.4.0 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.4.0 
 5. Boscagin, Tezeni.3.5 
 6. Filloy, Trenkwalder3.0 
 7. Formenti, Enel B.3.0 
 8. Hunter, Enel Brind.3.0 
 9. McConnell, Fileni2.5 
 10. Cantone, S.Antimo2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane EDWARDS
  Tezenis .
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Edwards, Tezenis2.0 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.1.0 
 3. DiGiuliomari., Tez.1.0 
 4. Busma, Centrale.1.0 
 5. Chiacig, Trenkwald.1.0 
 6. Baldassarre, Bianc.1.0 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.0 
 8. Campbell, S.Antimo1.0 
 9. Ghersetti, Centra.0.5 
 10. Jurevicus, Assi O.0.5 


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Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 27
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi27.0 
 2. Orimo, Hokkaido L.20.0 
 3. Hale, Mitsubis.19.0 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.18.5 
 5. Ricci, Toyota Alva.17.5 
 6. Igarashi, Mitsubis.16.0 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.5 
 8. Custis, Panasoni.14.0 
 9. Kashiwagi, Aishin13.0 
 10. Lewis, Hokkaido L.12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH13.5 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.11.0 
 3. Hale, Mitsubis.10.0 
 4. Ricci, Toyota Alva.9.5 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.9.0 
 6. Moss, Toshiba BT8.5 
 7. Allen, Mitsubis.8.0 
 8. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.0 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.7.0 
 10. Takeuchi, Toyota7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Hiroyuki KINOSHITA
  Panasoni.
  (178-PG-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kinoshita, Panason.7.0 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubis.5.0 
 3. Lewis, Hokkaido L.5.0 
 4. Takeda, Tochigi4.0 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi4.0 
 6. Nishimura, Hitac.3.5 
 7. Kashiwakura, Hitac.3.0 
 8. Asayama, Aishin SH3.0 
 9. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 10. Ito, Toyota Alva.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi2.5 
 2. Tanaka, Toyota A.2.5 
 3. Sato, Hitachi SR2.0 
 4. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.0 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 6. Takeda, Tochigi2.0 
 7. Tashiro, Mitsubis.2.0 
 8. Kataoka, Tochigi1.5 
 9. Orimo, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 10. Uda, Toshiba BT1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitac.
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.0 
 2. Richardson, Aishin2.0 
 3. Ricci, Toyota Alva.2.0 
 4. Young, Aishin SH1.5 
 5. Aono, Panasonic T.1.5 
 6. Klette, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 7. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 8. Hinkley, Tochigi B.1.0 
 9. Furukawa, Aishin S.1.0 
 10. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.0 


BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lee ROBERTS
  Shins.
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 22
 1. Roberts, Shins.22.0 
 2. Keefe, Niigata18.5 
 3. Dukes, Sendai 89e.18.5 
 4. Fitzgerald, Sendai18.0 
 5. Peters, Hamamats.17.5 
 6. Saito, Shinshu BW17.0 
 7. Arnold, Hamamats.16.0 
 8. Burrell, Yokohama16.0 
 9. Sato, Niigata Albi.15.5 
 10. Mims, Sendai 89ers15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.15.0 
 2. McFarland, Yokoh.13.5 
 3. Roberts, Shins.11.5 
 4. Arnold, Hamamats.10.0 
 5. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.0 
 6. Dukes, Sendai 89e.8.5 
 7. Morris, Shinshu BW8.0 
 8. Peters, Hamamats.8.0 
 9. Burrell, Yokohama7.5 
 10. Hughes, Shinshu7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nile MURRY
  Niigata .
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Murry, Niigata6.0 
 2. Saito, Shinshu BW6.0 
 3. Simmons, Yokohama4.0 
 4. Peters, Hamamats.4.0 
 5. Shimura, Sendai3.5 
 6. Tasuku, Iwate B.3.0 
 7. Tomori, Hamamats.3.0 
 8. Yamaguchi, Hamama.3.0 
 9. Ikeda, Niigata3.0 
 10. Dukes, Sendai 89.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kenji YAMADA
  Yokohama
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Yamada, Yokohama2.5 
 2. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.5 
 3. Fitzgerald, Sendai2.5 
 4. Saito, Shinshu BW2.0 
 5. Arnold, Hamamats.2.0 
 6. Dukes, Sendai 89e.2.0 
 7. Sato, Niigata Albi.2.0 
 8. Maxey, Niigata2.0 
 9. Hughes, Shinshu BW2.0 
 10. Roberts, Shins.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rashaad SINGLETON
  Sendai
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Singleton, Sendai4.0 
 2. Hughes, Shinshu BW3.0 
 3. Dukes, Sendai 89e.2.5 
 4. McFarland, Yokoh.2.0 
 5. Peters, Hamamats.1.5 
 6. Holm, Niigata Albi.1.0 
 7. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.0 
 8. Hotta, Yokohama0.5 
 9. Morris, Shinshu BW0.5 
 10. Burrell, Yokohama0.5 


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Hutchinson to send 3 players to 4-year programs - by Rangi Gescheit
Hutchinson Community College mens basketball sophomores Bruce Reed, Robert Goff and William Nelson announced where they will be playing next season at a news conference on Tuesday in the Humiston Athletic Center in the Sports Arena.

Reed, a fixture on head coach Steve Ecks first two Blue Dragon teams, has signed with Morehead State University. Goff signed with Marshall University and Nelson signed with Northwestern State University.

The trip becomes the second, third and fourth Blue Dragons to sign this season, all with Division I programs. Sophomore guard Joe Mitchell signed with Ohio University in the early signing session.

Bruce Reed (6'6''-F)
Reed helped the Blue Dragons produce 53 victories and a pair of semifinal appearances in the Region VI Tournament in his two-year tenure at HCC. The 6-foot-7 sophomore from Olathe will leave Hutchinson as the second-best shot blocker in program history.

Reed turned away 127 shots in his two-year career, second only to Aaron Pettways 151. His 74 blocked shots as a freshman were second most in a season and were a freshman-only record.

For his career, Reed averaged 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. He was a threat from 3-point range, knocking down 41 shots from behind the arc in his career. He had seven career double-doubles, including two during his sophomore season.

Reed was a strong defender. In addition to his shot-blocking ability he blocked six shots in a game three times Reed also tallied 85 career steals.

The Blue Dragon forward single-game highs of 21 points (Barton, 2010), 13 rebounds (Cloud County, 2010), five assists (three times) and five steals (Barton, 2010).

One of his career highlights was a tip-in at the buzzer to defeat Dodge City in his freshman season.

Reed heads to an Ohio Valley Conference team that was the talk of the talk of the 2011 NCAA Tournament when Morehead State, as a No. 13-seed upset fourth-seeded Louisville in the opening round of the tournament.

Robert Goff (6'9''-C)
Goff had originally signed with the University of Oklahoma in the early signing period, but was released from his letter of intent after OU coach Jeff Capel was let go by the Sooners.

Goff, a 6-9 sophomore from Indianapolis, found a new home in Huntington, W.V., at Marshall University.

During his freshman season at Cowley College under Eck, Goff had a strong season averaging 9.2 points and 6.9 rebounds and shooting almost 61 percent from the field. When Eck took the Blue Dragon job, Goff came with him and had to sit out the 2009-10 season after not being released from his letter at Cowley.

Once eligible to play at HCC, Goff got off to a slow start this past season because of injuries. He would up as one of the top players in the Jayhawk Conference in shooting percentage at 57.7 percent. He averaged 8.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and had 35 assists, 29 blocked shots and 14 assists.

For his junior college career, Goff averaged 8.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and shot 59.3 percent from the field.

Marshall is a member of Conference USA and finished 22-12 this past season.

William Nelson (6'6''-F)
A transfer from Baton Rouge Community College who is from Acadiana, La., Nelson came to HCC for the 2010-11 season and was an impact player.

His 28-point performance against Allen Community College in November grabbed peoples attention. He finished the season with three more 20-point games and five double-doubles.

Nelson was second on the 2011 Blue Dragons in scoring at 12.6 points per game. His 6.8 rebounds per contest led the team. Nelson shot 45.2 percent from the floor and 31.0 percent from 3-point range with 35 makes from long distance, second-most on the team.

He had season highs of 13 rebounds and three blocked shots against Independence, three steals against Northwest-Shoals and three assists against Cloud County.

Nelson will return to his home state and play for Northwestern State, located in Natchitoches, La. The Demons were 18-14 this past season.


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Barsy Atyrau, BC Astana and BK Almaty reached the victories - by Eurobasket News
BC Astana overcame BK Atyrau once again 129:39. Maxim Voyeykov (197-F-88) stepped up with 21 points and Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) netted 19. Mikhailo Nasennik (200-F/G-83) replied with 8 points in the losing effort.
On October 10th Barsy Atyrau edged Kaspiy Aktau 93:72. The winners celebrated victories in all the quarters and easily reached the win. Mikhail Evstigneev (202-F/C-84) poured in 23 points and Maris Laksa (207-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) nailed 20. Kyle William Pape (183-G, college: Colorado Mines) ended up with 14 points in the losing case. In the second game Barsy Atyrau grabbed 89:83 over Kaspiy Aktau. Maris Laksa top-scored for the winners with 24 points and three other teammates followed him with 13 points each. Kyle William Pape responded with 25 points in the losing case.
BK Almaty edged twice Tobol. At first the team celebrated 73:68 win and then needed 84:79 overtime victory.



Standings -D1
D1 Standings
 1. Barsy Atyrau 2-0 
 2. BC Astana 2-0 
 3. BK Almaty 2-0 
 4. BK Atyrau 0-2 
 5. Kaspiy Aktau 0-2 
 6. Tobol 0-2 


Stats Leaders
D1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Laksa, Barsy 22.0
2 Kuznetsov, Alm 20.5
3 Mikhev, Tabol 20.5
4 William, Kaspiy 19.5
5 Evstignev, Barsy 19.0
Rebounds Per Game
1 Evstignev, Barsy 9.5
2 Mishukov, Tobol 6.5
3 Cakic, Astana 6.0
4 Malyshev, Kaspiy 6.0
5 Vereshagin, Atyrau 5.5


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United Arab Emirates won over Kuwait in Riffa - by Eurobasket News
United Arab Emirates won over Kuwait at the start of the 1st GCC Games in Bahrain. UAE started with 23-17 and won also the second period. After 24-19 in the period they enjoyed 47:36 at the halftime. Kuwait played better in the second half and won both quarters. Kuwait needed 25-19 in the third period and then produced 23-19 in the last stanza. It was enough only to reduce to 1 point.

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Standings - LBAL
LBL2 Standings
 1. Liepaja-2 3-0 
 2. VA 3-0 
 3. BK VEF 2-0 
 4. DSN 2-0 
 5. Saldus 2-0 
 6. Barons/Keizar. 2-1 
 7. Cesis 1-1 
 8. RSU 1-1 
 9. VEF Kadeti 1-1 
 10. Riga 1-2 
 11. Livani 0-1 
 12. Jelgava/LLU 0-2 
 13. Ogres 0-2 
 14. Ridzene 0-2 
 15. Valmiera U21 0-2 
 16. Gulbene 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 32
 1. Sims, VEF Riga32.0 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava23.0 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava23.0 
 4. Kalve, Valmiera21.5 
 5. Bertans, VEF Riga19.0 
 6. Lucas, Valmiera18.0 
 7. Mediss, Turiba16.0 
 8. Strupovics, Jelgava16.0 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja15.5 
 10. Gray, Ventspils14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sims, VEF Riga11.0 
 2. Dargais, LU9.0 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava9.0 
 4. Vitas, Liepaja9.0 
 5. Kalve, Valmiera8.5 
 6. Osins, LU7.5 
 7. Duselis, Jelgava7.0 
 8. Andriukaitis, Liep.7.0 
 9. Laksa, Ventspils6.5 
 10. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Mayo, Liepaja5.0 
 2. Millage, VEF Riga4.0 
 3. Strelnieks, Ventsp.4.0 
 4. Valters, VEF Riga4.0 
 5. Bakic, Ventspils3.5 
 6. Bertans, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.0 
 8. Young, Ventspils3.0 
 9. Steinbergs, Turiba2.5 
 10. Elksnis, Valmiera2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kristaps JANICENOKS
  VEF R.
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 2. Peiners, LU3.5 
 3. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 4. Krumins, Jelgava3.0 
 5. Mednis, Turiba1.5 
 6. Mizis, Turiba1.5 
 7. Rubenis, LU1.5 
 8. Kalve, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Steinbergs, Turiba1.5 
 10. Elksnis, Valmiera1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Krumins, Jelgava1.0 
 2. Bertans, VEF Riga1.0 
 3. Justovics, Jelgava1.0 
 4. Senkans, Jelgava1.0 
 5. Cain, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Rozitis, Valmiera0.5 
 7. Dargais, LU0.5 
 8. Sokolovs, Turiba0.5 
 9. Kalve, Valmiera0.5 
 10. Timma, Liepaja0.5 


LBL D2 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Edgars CIMARS
  Livani
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Edgars Cimars Liva.20.6 
 2. Gundars Rauza Gulb.18.4 
 3. Kaspars Rais., Jur.18.1 
 4. Ingars Aizpu., Gul.17.5 
 5. Davis Zeps Saldus17.2 
 6. Kriss Rozens., Rid.16.7 
 7. Juris Kalnins Liva.16.1 
 8. Arturs Bricis Daug.15.8 
 9. Kristaps Dar., Ogr.15.6 
 10. Klavs Strazd., Da.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kristaps DARGAIS
  Ogr.
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Kristaps Dar., Ogr.9.8 
 2. Davis Paberzs Sal.8.5 
 3. Ingars Aizpu., Gul.8.4 
 4. Klavs Strazd., Dau.8.3 
 5. Nauris Maska., Liv.8.2 
 6. Juris Kalnins Liva.7.9 
 7. Renars Magone VEF7.9 
 8. Arturs Vitins Daug.7.6 
 9. Ervins Jonats VA7.4 
 10. Valts Damber., Ju.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mikus SOKOLOVS
  Gulbe.
  (194-G-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Mikus Sokolo., Gul.5.0 
 2. Edgars Cimars Liva.4.6 
 3. Didzis Berzi., Liv.4.1 
 4. Davis Zeps Saldus4.0 
 5. Kaspars Rais., Jur.3.6 
 6. Kristaps Pla., VEF3.5 
 7. Gundars Rauza Gulb.3.3 
 8. Oskars Rusma., Jur.3.3 
 9. Visvaldis Bi., Riga3.3 
 10. Davis Coders VA3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Uldis SVEDE
  Ogres
  (177-G-83)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Uldis Svede Ogres3.4 
 2. Arturs Zarans Liv.2.5 
 3. Edgars Cimars Liva.2.5 
 4. Raitis Liepa Jurma.2.4 
 5. Didzis Berzi., Liv.2.2 
 6. Ingars Aizpu., Gul.2.2 
 7. Mikus Sokolo., Gul.2.2 
 8. Oskars Rusma., Jur.2.0 
 9. Niks Neverci., VA1.9 
 10. Davis Zeps Saldus1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrejs GRAZULIS
  VA
  (203-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Andrejs Graz., VA1.8 
 2. Maris Snikis Gulbe.1.4 
 3. Mareks Mejer., Lie.1.2 
 4. Juris Kalnins Liva.1.1 
 5. Roberts Stum., Lie.1.0 
 6. Davis Bertans Riga1.0 
 7. Aigars Indri., Liv.0.9 
 8. Einars Bucs Jurma.0.8 
 9. Ivars Grasma., Jel.0.8 
 10. Rihards Paze VEF0.8 


LBL Round 2: Turiba loses the first game - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LBL.

Round 2 in LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Valmiera where host Valmiera (1-1) crushed Turiba (1-1) 79-49 on Tuesday evening. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Turiba's 22. Valmiera had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Turiba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Jai Lucas (177, college: Texas) chipped in 20 points. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) produced 11 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Turiba's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Turiba and LU. Turiba will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Valmiera will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Liepaja on the road.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Ventspils as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ventspils smashed bottom-ranked Liepaja at home 88-69. American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points. Steven Gray contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: RIZO) replied with 14 points and 6 assists for Liepaja. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Liepaja at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Liepaja will play next round against strong Valmiera trying to get back on the winning streak. Ventspils will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Jurmala at home.
Undefeated Jelgava (0-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked Latvijas Universitate (1-1) 94-87. Kristaps Dargais had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Kalvis Krumins responded with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Latvijas Universitate left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Valmiera and Turiba. Loser Jelgava still closes the standings with one game lost. Latvijas Universitate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena U18.


Ventspils - Liepaja 88-69

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Ventspils as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ventspils smashed bottom-ranked Liepaja at home 88-69. Liepaja was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 50-29 second half run of Ventspils. American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points. The other American import guard Steven Gray (195-89, college: Gonzaga) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Ventspils players scored in double figures. American guard Josh Mayo (182-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: RIZO) replied with 14 points and 6 assists and guard Martins Kravcenko (192-85) added 14 points in the effort for Liepaja. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Liepaja at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Liepaja will play next round against strong Valmiera trying to get back on the winning streak. Ventspils will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Jurmala at home.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: J.Mayo 14+3reb+6ast, M.Kravcenko 14+2reb+3ast, J.Timma 11+1reb+1ast, K.Miglinieks 9+2reb+1ast, M.Andriukaitis 7+7reb, A.Vitas 6+9reb+1ast
Ventspils: A.Berzins 16+4reb, J.Young 16+4reb+3ast, S.Gray 14+3reb+4ast, S.Willard 11+6reb+1ast, J.Strelnieks 10+2reb+5ast, M.Meiers 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 149838


Jelgava - LU 87-94

Undefeated Jelgava (0-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked Latvijas Universitate (1-1) 94-87. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Latvijas Universitate forced 20 Jelgava turnovers. Guard Kristaps Dargais (195-90) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Harijs Rubenis (199-91) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Guard Kalvis Krumins (183-90) responded with 23 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Five Latvijas Universitate and four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Latvijas Universitate left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Valmiera and Turiba. Loser Jelgava still closes the standings with one game lost. Latvijas Universitate's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena U18.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: K.Krumins 23+9reb+1ast, E.Krumins 23+6reb+2ast, R.Strupovics 16+5reb+2ast, A.Duselis 12+7reb+1ast, A.Justovics 8+2reb, A.Senkans 4+6reb
LU: K.Dargais 18+14reb+1ast, H.Rubenis 17+5reb, K.Brigmanis 14+2reb+3ast, Z.Peiners 13+2ast, A.Osins 10+8reb+2ast, Z.Plivda 8+4reb
gschID: 149839


Valmiera - Turiba 79-49

Round 2 in LBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Valmiera where host Valmiera (1-1) crushed league's leader Turiba (1-1) 79-49 on Tuesday evening. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Turiba's 22. Valmiera had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Turiba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Jai Lucas (177, college: Texas) chipped in 20 points. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) produced 11 points and 6 rebounds and forward Matiss Rudmiezis (193-91) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Turiba's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Turiba and LU. Turiba will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Valmiera will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Liepaja on the road.
Top scorers:
Turiba: R.Mednis 11+6reb, K.Mediss 9+2reb, L.Mizis 8+4reb, M.Rudmiezis 7+6reb+2ast, M.Steinbergs 6+2reb+1ast, S.Bets 3+1reb+1ast
Valmiera: E.Kalve 22+11reb+1ast, J.Lucas 20+2reb+1ast, A.Butjankovs 11+9reb, O.Virsis 9+1reb+3ast, D.Davis 8+3reb, E.Elksnis 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 149837




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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Standings
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Obras 3-0 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 3. Bigua 1-2 
 4. Orgullo Paisa 0-3 
Group B
 1. Amistad 0-0 
 2. BRB/Brasilia 0-0 
 3. Cent.Apure 0-0 
 4. Malvin 0-0 
Group C
 1. Atenas 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. UTE 0-0 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Bowles, Siauliai19.5 
 2. Weems, Zalgiris17.0 
 3. Nobles, Pieno Z.16.5 
 4. Ruikis, Neptunas14.5 
 5. Reminas, Naglis P.14.5 
 6. Lowe, Kedainiai14.5 
 7. Pakamanis, Juven.14.5 
 8. Brazdauskis, Pieno14.5 
 9. Mazeika, Neptunas14.0 
 10. Cerneckis, Kedain.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.10.0 
 2. Adomaitis, Kedaini.9.5 
 3. Roberts, Lietuvos.9.0 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.8.5 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.8.5 
 6. Valeika, Neptunas8.0 
 7. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.8.0 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.8.0 
 9. McClure, Kedainiai7.0 
 10. Sarakauskas, Siau.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Broadus, Siauliai6.5 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.5 
 3. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.5 
 4. Kadziulis, Rudupis4.5 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.5 
 6. Maceina, Juventus4.0 
 7. Volkus, Juventus3.5 
 8. Dainys, Neptunas3.5 
 9. Mazeika, Neptunas3.0 
 10. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. McClure, Kedainiai3.5 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.5 
 3. Collins, Zalgiris3.5 
 4. Nobles, Pieno Z.3.0 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas3.0 
 6. Matulionis, Techas.2.5 
 7. Leonard, Pieno Z.2.5 
 8. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.0 
 9. Onuaku, Neptunas2.0 
 10. Cepukaitis, Balta.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.2.5 
 2. Joneliunas, Sakalai2.0 
 3. Volkus, Juventus1.5 
 4. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.5 
 5. Peciukas, Kedainiai1.0 
 6. Samardziski, Lietu.1.0 
 7. Sarakauskas, Siaul.1.0 
 8. Javtokas, Zalgiris1.0 
 9. Urbutis, Rudupis1.0 
 10. Kupsas, Baltai K.1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vitalis PANCEREVAS
  Silute
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Pancerevas, Silute25.0 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.25.0 
 3. Sragauskis, LKKA-.23.5 
 4. Slezas, Ezerunas.23.0 
 5. Jogela, Zalgir.22.0 
 6. Uzkuraitis, Delika.22.0 
 7. Matutis, Gargzdai22.0 
 8. Jurkus, Silute21.5 
 9. Masiulis, Matinga-.19.5 
 10. Rakauskas, Radvil.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mantas TAMASEVICIUS
  Silute
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Tamasevicius, Silu.10.0 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai9.5 
 3. Kazakauskas, Naft.9.0 
 4. Gurklys, AB.9.0 
 5. Pikalavicius, Deli.9.0 
 6. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.8.5 
 7. Brusokas, Perla.8.5 
 8. Sugintas, Statyba8.5 
 9. Kumpys, Nafta U.8.0 
 10. Jonelis, Gargzdai8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius SEMASKA
  Perla.
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Semaska, Perla.9.5 
 2. Rakauskas, Radvili.6.5 
 3. Kurauskas, AB.6.0 
 4. Artamonov, Meresta6.0 
 5. Venskus, Nafta U.5.5 
 6. Malasauskas, LKKA.5.0 
 7. Simanavicius, Zalg.5.0 
 8. Birgelis, Matinga-.5.0 
 9. Vasiliauskas, Trio.5.0 
 10. Ambrulaitis, Ezer.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Martynas PALIUKENAS
  S.Marc.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Paliukenas, S.Marc.4.5 
 2. Uzkuraitis, Delika.4.0 
 3. Radavicius, Meres.3.5 
 4. Pupinis, Matinga-.3.5 
 5. Sugintas, Statyba3.0 
 6. Razutis, Silute3.0 
 7. Jurgo, Mazeikiai3.0 
 8. Kuklierius, Mating.2.5 
 9. Kvedaraviciu., Del.2.5 
 10. Bagdonaviciu., Me.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Urbonas, LK.4.5 
 2. Mockevicius, S.Mar.3.0 
 3. Pupinis, Matinga-.2.0 
 4. Giedraitis, ABRO-.2.0 
 5. Stakenas, Statyba2.0 
 6. Dimsa, Zalgiris.1.5 
 7. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.5 
 8. Vaitelis, Mazeikiai1.5 
 9. Galkauskas, Meres.1.0 
 10. Anglickis, Statyba1.0 


Azovmash overcame Lietuvos Rytas in Mariupol - by Eurobasket News
VTB League
Azovmash- Lietuvos Rytas 83:73


Azovmash overcame Lietuvos Rytas in VTB League 83:73. The Ukrainian side to tie them at 1-1 in Group B.
Predrag Smaradziski gave the guests their first lead, but the hosts replied with 9-0 run. Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82, college: Morehead St.) later scored for 17:9 and Joseph Crispin (185-PG-79, college: Penn St.) brought 22:13. Radoslav Rancik performed a 2 points jump shot to close the frame at 25:19. Olexandr Kolchenko increased to 34:25, while Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) reduced to 4 points. Brad Newley sent the teams to the lockers at 45:35, while Azovmash kept the difference at the end. They also won the third quarter 16-15 and increased to 11 points after three periods. The team from Lithuanian was stronger in the last stanza, but could cut it to 10 points. Denis Ivanov performed a 3 points jump shot to set up the final result in the game.
Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, agency: Alti Sport, college: Duke) paced all the winners with 15 points and Oleksiy Pecherov netted 12. Ricky Minard and Joseph Crispin followed them with 10 points apiece. Renaldas Seibutis ended up with 18 points, while Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) added 12. Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) and Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.) posted 9 points each in the losing effort.

Azovmash: Daniel Ewing 15, Oleksiy Pecherov 12, Ricky Minard 10, Joseph Crispin 10
Lietuvos Rytas: Renaldas Seibutis 18, Tyrese Rice 12, Steponas Babrauskas 9, Lawrence Roberts 9+11 rebs


Carlos Barroca joins Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris strengthened their backcourt. The Lithuanian powerhouse signed a deal with Carlos Barroca (182-G-84). The Portuguese player spent the previous season in Illibaum. He tallied 7.8 points, 2.5 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in LPB. Previously Carlos Barroca had stints with Benfica, Fisica, Sampaense, Queluz and Alges. Eurobasket.com named the player All-Portuguese Proliga Guard of the Year in 2008. He also earned All-Portuguese Honourable Mention in 2009. Carlos Barroca was on Portuguese U18 National Team roster back in 2001. Zalgiris will start their Euroleague campaign on October 17th. They will host CSKA in Group B opener.


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Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Kennedy, Residence32.5 
 2. Ulmer, Soleuvre27.7 
 3. Rajniak, Basket E.27.0 
 4. Arre, BBC Nitia26.3 
 5. Schumacher, T7126.0 
 6. Raji, Etzella24.5 
 7. Brown, Amicale20.3 
 8. Jorssen, Soleuvre20.3 
 9. Reimold, Basket E.20.3 
 10. Ulin, Sparta19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 William WALKER
  Heffingen
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Walker, Heffingen12.0 
 2. Gary, Musel Pikes12.0 
 3. Svitek, Basket Es.10.7 
 4. Stephens, T7110.3 
 5. Djerman, Amicale10.3 
 6. Carvalho, Heffingen10.3 
 7. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 8. Muller, T719.7 
 9. Ulmer, Soleuvre9.0 
 10. Arre, BBC Nitia9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.7 
 2. Biever, Basket Es.3.7 
 3. Koster, Residence3.5 
 4. Schumacher, T713.3 
 5. Carvalho, Heffingen3.3 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.3.0 
 7. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 8. Schmit, Residence3.0 
 9. Delgado, T713.0 
 10. Di Bartolome., BB.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Kennedy, Residence4.5 
 2. Smith, Sparta2.7 
 3. Arre, BBC Nitia2.7 
 4. Schmit, Residence2.5 
 5. Stephens, T712.3 
 6. Birenbaum, Amicale2.3 
 7. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 8. Schartz, Amicale1.7 
 9. Schumacher, T711.7 
 10. Carvalho, Heffing.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes2.7 
 2. Carvalho, Heffingen1.7 
 3. Walker, Heffingen1.5 
 4. Djerman, Amicale1.3 
 5. Schmit, Heffingen1.0 
 6. Reimold, Basket E.1.0 
 7. Buntic, Amicale0.7 
 8. Bassirou, Musel Pi.0.7 
 9. Rajniak, Basket E.0.7 
 10. Brown, Amicale0.7 


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


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1st South Asian Beach Games (2011 Hambantota - Sri Lanka) - by Eurobasket
Maldives 3 on 3 Senior Women achieved the Silver Medals (RUNNER-UP). They lost the finals played today against India by 17 points to 7 points. Maldives 3 on 3 Senior Women Team came to the finals after beating Sri Lanka and Nepal in the group stage.

Maldives 3 on 3 Senior Men took the Bronze Medals (3rd PLACE) by beating Bhutan by 17 points to 14 points in the 3rd place match played today.


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Depiro and Siggiewi win MBA Shield openers - by Eurobasket News
Depiro and Siggiewi celebrated victories in MBA Shield openers.
Depiro overcame BUPA Luxol 69:29. Roderick Vella (85) stepped up with 22 points to pace the effort. Depiro opened the game with a 20:5 run. They stretched the margin to 23 points at the interval 37:14. Depiro never looked back after the big break claiming a comprehensive win at the end. Abraham Portelli (79) posted 14 points in the victory. Addison Bonnici (195-F-84) responded with 18 points for Luxol.
Siggiewi narrowly defeated Athleta 49:46. Majtevic knocked down 19 points to pace the charge. Athleta looked better in the first half. They recorded a 29:16 lead at the interval. But Siggiewi bounced back late in regulation. They capped the game with nine points in a row and sealed a tough win at the end. Nigel Sultana (191-F-91) and Camillieri netted 9 points apiece in the victory. Omar Said (177-G-80) replied with 17 points for Athleta. Michael Naudi (193-G/F-80) chipped in 13 points in the loss.


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  MEXICO   


Joel Tesis signs for Mexican Panteras - by Eurobasket News
Joel Tesis (204-F/C-82, college: John Brown) will continue his career in Mexico. The Panamanian PF/C penned a deal with LNBP team Panteras. He already made debut with his new club. Tesis had 10 points and 4 rebounds, but his team failed at home against Halcones Rojos 68-86. It was a Round 4 of LNBP. Joel Tesis played last season in Uruguay. He was a member of Montevideo Basket Ball Club averaging 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. However, he appeared only five times in LUB. In 2009/10, Tesis had 10.5 ppg and 6.9 rpg with Cosmos de Tijuana. He is a product of the John Brown University (NAIA), where he graduated in 2007. Joel Tesis is active member of the Panamanian National Team since 2004. He had 1.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg for 11 games at FIBA Americas in Mar del Plata.

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Guasave
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 30.7
 1. Sowell, Guasave30.7 
 2. White, Cananea28.0 
 3. Sowell, Culiacan27.3 
 4. Gale, Mexicali26.8 
 5. Brown, Tepic24.8 
 6. White, Los Mochis24.2 
 7. Brown, Cananea24.1 
 8. Moore, Culiacan23.8 
 9. Brown, Tepic23.3 
 10. Gabbidon, Tijuana23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Cananea
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Brown, Cananea10.9 
 2. Moss, Nogales9.9 
 3. Angounou, Guasave9.8 
 4. Brown, Tepic9.6 
 5. VanderMeer, Mexica.9.6 
 6. Malloy, Los Mochis8.7 
 7. Broxsie, Nogales8.7 
 8. Shipley, Tijuana8.6 
 9. Gray, Hermosillo8.2 
 10. Thomas, Hermosillo8.1 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Guasave
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Funn, Guasave8.2 
 2. Watson, Tijuana5.7 
 3. White, Los Mochis5.7 
 4. White, Cananea5.4 
 5. Winder, Guaymas5.2 
 6. Thomas, Hermosillo4.8 
 7. Brown, Tepic4.4 
 8. Nungaray, Guaymas4.2 
 9. Marentes, Guaymas4.0 
 10. Monreal, Hermosil.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Cananea
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. White, Cananea2.3 
 2. Moore, Culiacan1.9 
 3. Roby, Guaymas1.8 
 4. Funn, Guasave1.7 
 5. Gale, Mexicali1.7 
 6. Rougeau, Culiacan1.6 
 7. White, Los Mochis1.6 
 8. Brown, Cananea1.6 
 9. Sowell, Guasave1.6 
 10. Brown, Nogales1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Culiacan
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sowell, Culiacan3.2 
 2. Gale, Mexicali2.6 
 3. Sowell, Guasave2.3 
 4. White, Los Mochis2.2 
 5. Shipley, Tijuana2.2 
 6. Funn, Guasave2.1 
 7. Brown, Tepic2.1 
 8. Thomas, Hermosillo2.0 
 9. Brown, Tepic2.0 
 10. Malloy, Los Mochis1.9 


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  MONTENEGRO   


Erste Basketball League 2011/2012: The Preview - by Darko Pekic
The basketball season in Montenegro will officially start on Saturday although Buducnost ( ABA), Mornar and Ulcinj (BIBL) have already started the season in their regional leagues. The league will be called Erste Basketball League because the Basketball Federation of Montenegro (KSCG) wanted a strong sponsor and they chose the well known international bank Erste to cover the financial part.

What to expect in the upcoming season? After poor performances of the National Team in Lithuania ( European Championship) last summer, what are the chances to see some improvements, knowing the fact that Montenegro is a small country with only 3 or 4 professional teams? How to produce new blood for the National Team if you have such a small professional capacity and lack of financial resources? Let's try to get some ansfers and analyse the teams from the 1st Division.

Of course, the first team on the list is Buducnost. Because they have it all: tradition, good organization, sponsors, coaches and players. Buducnost won everything in Montenegro and probably they will keep doing that in the future. Coach Dejan Radonjic got last summer two biggest talents in Montenegro- Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC), who returned from the NBA to help Buducnost in the ABA until the end of lock-out, and Nikola Ivanovic (199-F-89) (187-G-94, agency: Beo Basket), who is the most exciting young guard seen in Montenegro after Ivan Koljevic (185-G-84, agency: BeoExcell) and Nenad Mijatovic (193-G-87). To help two young stars in their basketball growing, Radonjic brought a couple of experienced players like Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket), Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) and Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80). They will join the League in the second part of the season.

Mornar is the other force in Montenegro. They are not as good as Buducnost but their talent level is inspiring. Mornar brought a U20 National Member of Serbia, Lazar Radosavljevic (203-F-91, agency: Beo Basket), who will form a talented starting five along with Filip Barovic (205-F-90) (Buducnost), Nikola Ivanovic (Kolossos), experiences US point guard Akeem Scott (186-PG-83, agency: Interperformances, college: High Point) and sharp shooter, Ivan Jelenic (190-G-85, agency: BeoExcell). Mornar will be a tough opponent even in Balkan League so you can expect from them some good performances in Topolica hall this season.

The other Montenegrin representative in Balkan League, Ulcinj, started the season with the loss in Balkan League. However, they have a young team and its known that basketball fans in Ulcinj give them always a lot of support so they will have an advantage over other teams- the noisy fans! Coach Milatovic will not count only on fans to win the game though. He has a decent roster, with two Americans Paul Kirkpatrick (206-C, agency: Promotex, college: Howard) and Rickey Young (203-F, college: W.Virginia Tech), Dragomir Marojevic (207-C-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) (ex Rilski), Marko Kuveljic (197-G/F-88) (FMP, Mornar etc..). Don't expect them to win the league but you will probably see them again high on the league table.

The club with biggest tradition in Montenegro after Buducnost is definitely Lovcen. They played an important role even in ex Yugoslavia and after the independence of Montenegro they were always among the best 2 or 3 clubs. They made the Finals of Balkan League two years ago. Unfortunately, the lack of funding didnt allow them to make huge plans for the future. The new coach Dragan Radovic who replaced Miodrag Kadija will have a difficult task to defend the well known mountain Lovcen with young fighters from their Youth Academy. Probably during the season they will bring a couple of free agents, with international experience, to play an important role in Superleague. Thats what they always do..

Jedinstvo is a club with good fans and nice future. Their most important signing is Nikola Ljujic (202-F-91), the U18 Montenegro NT member. He will have a strong squad around him. Milos Savkovic (209-C-86), Milorad Rajovic, Arso Lekovic (198-F-90) etc.. Coach Popovic says that their goal is to stay in the league. Maybe they can do even more?

A surprise could be Danilovgrad. They brought two best players of Mogren- Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) and Marko Koljevic (191-G-90) and most likely the team from Danilovgrad will paly an important role this year . Of course, it doesnt depend only on them. It depends on other teams and their ambitions also. Let's say that Danilovgrad can be a pleasent surprise.

And what about Mogren? This team is a mystery. They will probably have ups and downs at the beginning of the season because the team leaders left them and they will need someone to step up and takes the responsability in the crucial moments. In the past, Mogren tried to reach the level of other Top Teams with different important signings such as Aleksandar Smiljanic (195-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) or Samir Leric (204-F/C-74) but they have never been able to win anything against Montenegrin powerhouse Buducnost. They brought Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) from Teodo but the roster is not completed yet so the fans from Budva can expect other signings.

Dont forget about Teodo Tivat, a small club from the southerh Montenegro. Their coach Milan Rondovic knows how to make a good team from a bunch of unknown free agents. They will probably be active on the transfer market during the season as well. In any case, players such as Marko Calic (195-G/F-86) and Marko Ljujic (205-C-90) along with a couple of guys from the last season should guarantee a mid table position.

Another team from the south, ABS Primorje, will probably have a quiet season. The roumors say that several clubs from Herceg Novi will merge into a one club, more powerful and better organized. Till then, we have ABS Primorje with ambition to stay in the league. The new signing is Jovan Bacovic (197-F-86) who returned to the club from Bosnia.

Two rookies, Sutjeska and Podgorica will fight against relegation. Sutjeska is a team from a city with a lot of talent so they will probably try to promote their youngsters. To help them in achieving the result, Sutjeska management brought two experienced players- Miljan Vukotic (203-F/C-77) and Andrija Pejovic (205-C-83).

On the other side there is Podgorica, a team with great potential and ambitious owners. Their players are members of Montenegrin Junior National Teams and their time will come for sure. Remember the names: Vasilije Vusovic (188-G-94), Milos Pajovic (204-C-94), Nikola Zizic (190-G-94).. But the question is- are the 18 year old boys phisicaly ready to compete against experienced players in Erste Basketball League?



And here we are..Let's hope that the 2011/2011 season will be successful, with a lot of good games and many discovered talents. Because our National Teams need fresh blood so that they can be competitive at the highest level. That was a missing part in Lithuania..



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  NBA   


Fenerbahce Ulker lands NBA player Thabo Sefolosha - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce Ulker announced signing of NBAer Thabo Sefolosha (196-G-84, agency: ACMT). He will play for the reigning Turkish champions until the end of the lockout. Sefolosha spent last two seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the latest one he had 5 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 1.3 apg for 96 games. They reached NBA Western Conference Finals and were NBA Northwest Division Champions. In 2009/10, Sefolosha had 5.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 1.7 apg for 88 games. He was named NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team -10. Before the OC Thunder, Thabo Sefolosha spent three years with Chicago Bulls. He played for Italian Biella and French Chalon in the past. Sefolosha also plays for the Swiss national team.

STB Le Havre returns Ian Mahinmi - by Eurobasket News
Ian Mahinmi (206-F/C-86) is back to STB LeHavre. The French star penned a deal until the end of the NBA lockout. Mahinmi played for Le Havre until 2006, when he moved to Pau-Orthez. Ian Mahinmi won the NBA title last season with Dallas Mavericks. He helped them with 3.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg in 59 games. Before Dallas, Mahinmi spent three seasons with San Antonio Spurs. First two he mostly played for the Austin Toros in D-League. In 2009/10, he had 4.6 ppg and 2.3 rpg for 24 games with the Spurs. Ian Mahinmi signed with them in 2007. Before that, he won the French Cup with Orthez. Mahinmi played for the French NT at the EuroBasket 2009 in Poland and also at the World Championship 2010 in Turkey.

NBA, players union will meet with federal mediator next week in New York - by Eurobasket News
National Basketball Association officials and players union representatives will meet with a federal mediator in New York beginning Oct. 18 in an attempt to end a three-month lockout.

George H. Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, said yesterday in a news release that he has held informal, off-the-record discussions with both sides in recent months.

The agency has invited, and the parties have agreed, to convene further negotiations under my auspices, Cohen said.

The National Football League locked out players in March after negotiations overseen by Cohen in Washington failed to yield an agreement on how to divide about $9 billion in revenue. The NFL was able to save its entire season by coming to an agreement in July.

Cohen helped broker a labor accord for Major League Soccer in 2010.

The NBA on Oct. 10 canceled the first two weeks of the regular season -- 100 games -- after the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on a new labor accord. The league locked the 450 players out on July 1, when the last deal expired. The season was scheduled to begin on Nov. 1.

Billy Hunter, the National Basketball Players Associations executive director, said in an interview yesterday on Mike Francesas WFAN radio show in New York that the biggest issues separating the two sides are how to split basketball-related income from a league that had what he said was $4.6 billion in revenue last season; what type of salary cap -- the ceiling on team payrolls -- to implement, and the length of player contracts.

NBA Commissioner David Stern has said that the leagues 30 teams collectively lost about $300 million last season. Hunter said a more accurate figure is $150 million.

Courtesy of www.bloomberg.com


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  NCAA1   


Justin Rutty signs pro deal in Uruguay - by Eurobasket News
Justin Rutty (200-F) is set to start his professional basketball career. The American forward penned a deal with Uruguayan team Aguada. Actually, Rutty already made his pro debut last night. He spent 17 minutes on the court collecting 10 points and 6 rebounds (valuation 15). Aguada won against Welcome 68-64. Justin Rutty is a product of Quinnipiac University, where he graduated few months ago. He had 14.5 ppg and 9.4 rpg for his school as a senior. Rutty helped them reach NEC Tournament Semifinals and was named All-NEC 1st Team. He got the same award in 2009 and 2010. Also in 2010, Rutty was awarded with All-NEC Player of the Year and Quinnipiac reached Tournament Finals.

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  NEW ZEALAND   


Who was hot and who was not from Week 1 - by Duncan Matheson

All-Star 5 from Week One

Gary Wilkinson (206-F-82, college: Utah St.) 18.5ppg, 6.0 rpg, 15/22 FG 5/6 3pt FG over two games

Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) 28 points, 5 rebounds, 8/17 FG 11/14 FT

Thomas Abercrombie (198-G/F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Washington St.) 18.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 12/20 FG 10/10 FT over two games

Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) 28 points, 8/18 FG 6/11 3pt FG 6/6 FT

Kevin Lisch (188-PG-86, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) 23 points, 8/11 FG, 3/3 3pt FG, 4/4 FT

Wishing the season started next week

Luke Nevill (218-C-86, college: Utah) 2 points, 4 rebounds 1/6 FG 0/2 FT in 20 minutes

Oscar Forman (205-F-82) 7 points, 1/6 FG 1/3 3pt FG in 26 minutes

Anatoly Bose (200-G/F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Nicholls St.) 5 points, 5 turnovers 2/6 FG in 26 minutes

Andrew Warren (195-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Bradley) 0 points, 0/4 FT in 31 minutes

Mike English (194-F/G-82, college: UMKC) 0 points, 5 turnovers 0/5 FG in 17 minutes



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  NORWAY   


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker Aliens 4-1 
 2. Froya Basket 3-1 
 3. Baerum Basket 2-1 
 4. Centrum 2-2 
 5. Gimle BBK 2-2 
 6. Tromso 2-3 
 7. Ammerud Bskt 1-2 
 8. Langhus 0-4 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stian MJOS
  Baerum B.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Mjos, Baerum B.24.0 
 2. Sahlertz, Tromso22.3 
 3. Land, Asker Aliens21.7 
 4. Stien, Asker Aliens21.0 
 5. Hagen, Ammerud18.7 
 6. Okoroafor, Ammerud18.3 
 7. Wallace, Tromso18.0 
 8. Kombat, Froya B.17.5 
 9. Bullock, Froya B.16.8 
 10. Mahnin, Centrum16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker13.7 
 2. Byerson, Tromso9.0 
 3. Bullock, Froya B.8.5 
 4. Hagen, Ammerud8.0 
 5. Oatis, Baerum B.7.7 
 6. Ferranti, Baerum B.7.3 
 7. Nwachukwu, Ammerud7.0 
 8. Wallace, Tromso7.0 
 9. Kombat, Froya B.6.8 
 10. Issalhi, Tromso6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Issalhi, Tromso7.0 
 2. Midtvedt, Asker A.5.0 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.5.0 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Asker4.0 
 5. Gabrans, Froya B.4.0 
 6. Byerson, Tromso4.0 
 7. Mahnin, Centrum3.7 
 8. Mjos, Baerum B.3.7 
 9. Stien, Asker Aliens3.7 
 10. Silavs, Froya B.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Issalhi, Tromso3.0 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.2.0 
 3. Sahlertz, Tromso2.0 
 4. Silavs, Froya B.2.0 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.2.0 
 6. Westerlund, Ammeru.2.0 
 7. Sumskis, Gimle BBK1.8 
 8. Bullock, Froya B.1.8 
 9. Hagen, Ammerud1.7 
 10. Andersen, Langhus1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum B.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Oatis, Baerum B.3.7 
 2. Byerson, Tromso1.3 
 3. Nyborg, Centrum1.0 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.0 
 5. Lee-Ingram, Asker1.0 
 6. Bullock, Froya B.0.8 
 7. Andreassen, Baerum0.7 
 8. Kombat, Froya B.0.3 
 9. Mjos, Baerum B.0.3 
 10. Hagen, Ammerud0.3 


Div1 Stats Leader
Points Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  Blue C.
  (192-C-93)
  Avg: 26
 1. Meesseman, Blue C.26.0 
 2. Ballau, Spirou M.23.0 
 3. Boydens, Tuliki.20.0 
 4. VanMalderen, Dexia16.5 
 5. Myers, Spirou M.16.0 
 6. Demirer, Spirou M.16.0 
 7. Delvaux, Jeugd G.15.0 
 8. Greene, Point Cha.15.0 
 9. Boonen, Kangoero.15.0 
 10. Ibekwe, Dexia N.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julia DEMIRER
  Spirou M.
  (187-F-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Demirer, Spirou M.14.0 
 2. Nauwelaers, Sint K.13.0 
 3. Meesseman, Blue C.12.0 
 4. Boonen, Kangoero.11.0 
 5. Winkelmans, Sint K.11.0 
 6. Greene, Point Cha.9.5 
 7. Tetschiag, Waregem9.0 
 8. Verbeest, Tuliki.9.0 
 9. Maes, Tulikivi.8.0 
 10. Deyaert, Waregem8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nele DEYAERT
  Waregem
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Deyaert, Waregem5.0 
 2. Versavel, Blue Cats4.0 
 3. Devliegher, Blue C.4.0 
 4. Ballau, Spirou M.4.0 
 5. Ibekwe, Dexia N.4.0 
 6. Van Driel, Kangoe.4.0 
 7. Degels, Jeugd G.3.0 
 8. Meesseman, Blue C.3.0 
 9. Lauwers, Kangoero.2.5 
 10. Strubbe, Kangoero.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  Blue C.
  (192-C-93)
  Avg: 6
 1. Meesseman, Blue C.6.0 
 2. Greene, Point Cha.4.5 
 3. Mayombo, Point C.4.5 
 4. Degels, Jeugd G.4.0 
 5. Van Driel, Kangoe.3.0 
 6. Delaere, Kangoero.3.0 
 7. Delvaux, Jeugd G.3.0 
 8. Deneil, Dexia Namur2.5 
 9. Mayombo, Point C.2.5 
 10. Boonen, Kangoero.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 An-Katrien NAUWELAERS
  Sint K.
  (178-F-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nauwelaers, Sint K.4.0 
 2. Meesseman, Blue C.4.0 
 3. Vanloo, Waregem2.0 
 4. Raman, Waregem2.0 
 5. Dochez, Willebroek2.0 
 6. Boonen, Kangoero.1.5 
 7. Hendrickx, Kangoe.1.0 
 8. Rosseel, Blue Cats1.0 
 9. Bartholomeeu., Wil.1.0 
 10. Decroos, Kangoero.1.0 


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  OMAN   


Saudi Arabia edged Oman at the Qualifying Round of the 1st GCC Games - by Eurobasket News
Saudi Arabia edged Oman at the Men's Team Qualifying Round of the 1st GCC Games in Bahrain. Saudi Arabia easily rolled over the opponent 80:48 in the first game of the tournament. The teams however were tied at 21-21 after the first period, while the winners pushed the tempo for good later in the game. They needed 16-6 in the second quarter and finished the opener with 28-5 in the last stanza.



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  PANAMA   


Joel Tesis signs for Mexican Panteras - by Eurobasket News
Joel Tesis (204-F/C-82, college: John Brown) will continue his career in Mexico. The Panamanian PF/C penned a deal with LNBP team Panteras. He already made debut with his new club. Tesis had 10 points and 4 rebounds, but his team failed at home against Halcones Rojos 68-86. It was a Round 4 of LNBP. Joel Tesis played last season in Uruguay. He was a member of Montevideo Basket Ball Club averaging 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. However, he appeared only five times in LUB. In 2009/10, Tesis had 10.5 ppg and 6.9 rpg with Cosmos de Tijuana. He is a product of the John Brown University (NAIA), where he graduated in 2007. Joel Tesis is active member of the Panamanian National Team since 2004. He had 1.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg for 11 games at FIBA Americas in Mar del Plata.

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  PERU   


Regatas and El Bosque advance to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
Regatas and El Bosque are the first semifinalists of the Peruvian Superior league. Both teams swept their rivals with perfect 3-0 in the QFinals.
Regatas trashed San Augustin last night 102-51 to win the series. Regatas blasted San Augustin in Game Two also. It was a 42-123 road victory. In Game One, Regatas celebrated 115-67 victory.
El Bosque celebrated 69-56 win against Inmaculada last night. In Game Two, El Bosque won on the road 57-67. In their first meeting, it was a 79-55 victory for the home squad.
Two Quarterfinals games are scheduled for Friday. Pairs are Real Club-Ejercito and Escuela Fap-Centro Naval. Hosts have 2-0 lead and a nice chance to reach the Semis also with perfect score.


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  PHILIPPINES   


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Petron Blaze 2-0 
 2. Rain or Shine 2-0 
 3. Talk N Text 1-0 
 4. B-Meg Llam. 1-1 
 5. Ginebra Kings 1-1 
 6. Meralco Bolts 1-1 
 7. Powerade T. 1-1 
 8. Barako Bull 0-1 
 9. Alaska Aces 0-2 
 10. Shopinas.com C. 0-2 


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. David, Powerade T.22.5 
 2. Lee, Rain or Shine20.0 
 3. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 4. Cabagnot, Petron19.5 
 5. Chan, Rain or Shine18.5 
 6. Espinas, Meralco18.0 
 7. Lutz, Petron Blaze18.0 
 8. Thoss, Alaska Aces17.0 
 9. Seigle, Air21 Expr.16.5 
 10. Caguioa, Ginebra16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Santos, Petron B.16.5 
 2. Reyes, Alaska Aces12.0 
 3. Sena, Shopinas.10.0 
 4. Taulava, Meralco10.0 
 5. Thoss, Alaska Aces9.5 
 6. Ildefonso, Petron9.5 
 7. Anthony, Powerade.9.5 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.8.5 
 9. Kramer, Powerade.8.5 
 10. Espinas, Meralco8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chris TIMBERLAKE
  Meralc.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Timberlake, Meralc.6.5 
 2. Lee, Rain or Shine5.5 
 3. Lutz, Petron Blaze5.0 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.4.5 
 5. Cruz, Powerade T.4.5 
 6. Baguio, Alaska Ac.4.0 
 7. Tenorio, Alaska A.4.0 
 8. Devance, B-Meg L.4.0 
 9. Ildefonso, Petron4.0 
 10. Bangura, Air21 E.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze3.0 
 2. Ildefonso, Petron2.5 
 3. Anthony, Powerade.2.0 
 4. Dela Cruz, Alaska2.0 
 5. Lanete, Meralco2.0 
 6. Lassiter, Powerade.1.5 
 7. Cruz, Powerade T.1.5 
 8. Helterbrand, Gineb.1.5 
 9. Raymundo, B-Meg L.1.5 
 10. Lee, Rain or Shine1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gabby ESPINAS
  Meralco .
  (193-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Espinas, Meralco2.0 
 2. Rodriguez, Rain o.1.5 
 3. Sena, Shopinas.1.5 
 4. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.5 
 5. Quinahan, Rain o.1.5 
 6. Matias, Rain or Sh.1.5 
 7. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 8. Cabagnot, Petron1.0 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.1.0 
 10. Baclao, Petron B.1.0 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Lukasz NIESOBSKI
  Sudety
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Niesobski, Sudety23.0 
 2. Jarecki, P.Cuk.22.5 
 3. Szumelda-K., Znicz21.0 
 4. Czerwonka, SKK S.20.0 
 5. Mordzak, Start G.20.0 
 6. Perka, AZS Kutno20.0 
 7. Mazur, Polonia19.5 
 8. Kostrzewski, Start19.5 
 9. Misiewicz, Znicz B.18.0 
 10. Klima, Sokol Lanc.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 13
 1. Grudzinski, Spojnia13.0 
 2. Misiewicz, Znicz B.12.0 
 3. Strzelecki, Sporti.10.5 
 4. Wilusz, Sudety10.0 
 5. Mielczarek, AZS S.10.0 
 6. Pytys, AZS Szczec.9.0 
 7. Luszczewski, Start9.0 
 8. Marciniak, AZS K.8.5 
 9. Radke, Rosa Radom8.5 
 10. Wilczek, Sokol La.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz ZYTKO
  P..
  (181-G-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Zytko, P..5.0 
 2. Szumelda-K., Znicz5.0 
 3. Ochonko, Spojnia4.5 
 4. Brek, AZS Kutno4.5 
 5. Pydych, Polonia4.0 
 6. Czubek, Znicz B.4.0 
 7. Musijowski, Polonia4.0 
 8. Lewandowski, P.Cuk.4.0 
 9. Kowalczuk, SKK S.4.0 
 10. Majcherek, AZS S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marek SZUMELDA-KRZYCKI
  Znicz B.
  (193-PG-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Szumelda-K., Znicz6.0 
 2. Sulinski, Znicz B.4.0 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.4.0 
 4. Szpyrka, Start G.3.5 
 5. Klima, Sokol Lancut3.5 
 6. Zytko, P..3.5 
 7. Stepien, Spojnia3.5 
 8. Sudowski, AZS S.3.5 
 9. Szurlej, Sokol L.3.5 
 10. Marciniak, AZS K.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrzej MISIEWICZ
  Znicz B.
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Misiewicz, Znicz B.3.0 
 2. Mazur, Polonia2.5 
 3. Zytko, P..2.5 
 4. Malewski, Znicz B.2.0 
 5. Czubek, Znicz B.2.0 
 6. Szumelda-K., Znicz2.0 
 7. Kobus, P..2.0 
 8. Kostrzewski, Start2.0 
 9. Klima, Sokol Lancut2.0 
 10. Pluta, MOSiR K.1.5 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Sokol Lancut 2-0 
 2. Spojnia 2-0 
 3. Start Gdynia 2-0 
 4. SKK Siedlce 1-0 
 5. Znicz Basket 1-0 
 6. P.Cukier SIDEn 1-1 
 7. MKS DG 1-1 
 8. AZS Szczecin 1-1 
 9. Rosa Radom 1-1 
 10. Sudety 1-1 
 11. Start Lublin 1-1 
 12. AZS Kutno 0-2 
 13. MOSiR Krosno 0-2 
 14. Polonia 0-2 
 15. Sportino 0-2 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Josh MILLER
  Siarka J.
  (169-PG-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Siarka J.27.5 
 2. Mallett, LKS Lodz26.0 
 3. Montgomery, AZS K.23.0 
 4. Mladenovic, Slask20.0 
 5. Allen, Anwil18.0 
 6. Kulig, PBG Basket17.5 
 7. Vairogs, Slask W.17.0 
 8. Skibniewski, Slask16.0 
 9. Dylewicz, Trefl So.16.0 
 10. Edwards, Anwil15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rafal BIGUS
  AZS Koszalin
  (215-C-76)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bigus, AZS Koszalin11.5 
 2. Archibeque, LKS L.10.5 
 3. Lawal, Zastal ZG10.0 
 4. Mladenovic, Slask8.0 
 5. Mallett, LKS Lodz7.5 
 6. Diduszko, Kotwica7.5 
 7. Lewis, Anwil7.0 
 8. Vairogs, Slask W.7.0 
 9. Bogavac, Slask W.7.0 
 10. Bialek, Energa Cz.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  PGE Turow
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Moore, PGE Turow7.5 
 2. Wilczek, AZS P.7.0 
 3. Tiller, Siarka J.7.0 
 4. Koszarek, Trefl S.7.0 
 5. Miller, Siarka J.6.0 
 6. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.0 
 7. Milicic, AZS K.6.0 
 8. Sapp, Kotwica6.0 
 9. Berisha, Anwil6.0 
 10. Koljevic, Polphar.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bartosz BOCHNO
  Slask W.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bochno, Slask W.4.0 
 2. Koljevic, Polpharma3.0 
 3. Wall, Polpharma2.5 
 4. Holmes, Kotwica2.0 
 5. Sapp, Kotwica2.0 
 6. Cesnauskis, Energa2.0 
 7. Wisniewski, Trefl2.0 
 8. Gilmore, Polpharma2.0 
 9. Berisha, Anwil2.0 
 10. Allen, Anwil2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Corsley EDWARDS
  Anwil
  (205-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Edwards, Anwil2.0 
 2. Morrison, Energa C.2.0 
 3. Turek, Trefl Sopot1.5 
 4. Burgess, Trefl S.1.5 
 5. Simmons, Polpharma1.5 
 6. Weaver, Energa C.1.5 
 7. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.5 
 8. Gabinski, PGE T.1.0 
 9. Pelka, AZS P.1.0 
 10. Rajewicz, Zastal1.0 


Josh Miller gets MVP of the Week award for PLK - by Eurobasket News
American Josh Miller (169-PG, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) had an amazing evening in the last round for Siarka Jezioro and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The -year old playmaker had the game-high 31 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Siarka Jezioro in his team's victory, helping them to beat Polpharma (#13, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 100-88. Siarka Jezioro is placed at 7th position in Polish PLK. Siarka Jezioro 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 1-1 record. In the team's last game Miller had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Siarka Jezioro's top player in his first season with the team. West Virginia State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Miller is in league's top in points (3rd best: 24.0ppg) and assists (5th best: 6.0apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Ivorian point guard Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Zastal ZG. Hodge impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists. It was enough for Zastal ZG to edge Slask Wroclaw (0-1) by 1 point 70-69. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Hodge is a newcomer at Zastal ZG 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 Jermaine Mallett (190-G-88, agency: Interperformances) of LKS Lodz (#6). Mallett scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Mallett's great performance LKS Lodz lost 65-87 to Trefl Sopot (#4, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing LKS Lodz needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victories and 1 lost games. The season just started for Mallett as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stanley Burrell (190-PG-84) of Energa Czarni - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84) of Slask Wroclaw - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85) of Slask Wroclaw - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Lukasz Wisniewski (186-G-84) of Trefl Sopot - 17 points and 3 assists
8. Scott Morrison (212-C-86) of Energa Czarni - 11 points and 8 rebounds
9. J.T. Tiller (191-G-88) of Siarka Jezioro - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Djordje Micic (195-G-83) of PBG Basket - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 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)


2Liga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andrzej PECIAK
  MKS L.
  (195-G/F-78)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Peciak, MKS L.29.5 
 2. Celej, Novum Lublin28.5 
 3. Ejsmont, GKK G.27.0 
 4. Miernik, UMKS K.23.5 
 5. Zyskowski, WKK O.22.5 
 6. Szyttenholm, Astor.22.0 
 7. Lepczyn