EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/19/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Dimec to undergo elbow surgery - by Zeljko Zule
Luka Dimec (207-F/C-90) of Zlatorog will undergo surgery on his right elbow. He is expected to miss four mounths. Dimec dislocated his elbow after the practice. He was averaging 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 2 Adriatic League games this season. Zlatorog temporary fulfilled its roster with Luka's younger brother Ziga Dimec (208-C/F-93). He averaged 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds at the 2011 U18 European Championship.

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  ARGENTINA   


Nocioni considers Penarol during NBA lockout - by Eurobasket News
Andres Nocioni (199-F-79) could return to Argentina after more than ten years. The experienced forward considers playing for Penarol during the NBA lockout. Nocioni spent last season with Philadelphia 76ers. He appeared 54 times in the NBA averaging 6.1 points and 3.1 rebounds. In 2009/10, he played for the Sacramento Kings. From 2004 to 2009, Nocioni was a member of Chicago Bulls. He best season was 2006/07, when Nocioni collected 14.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg for 53 games. Before NBA, Nocioni played for Tau Ceramica, Manresa and Independiente. He is active member of the Argentinean NT since 1999. This year, Nocioni helped Argentina to win the Gold at FIBA Americas and book a ticket for the Olympic Games 2012.

LigaA Round 8: Penarol keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with extra overtimes, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Penarol as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Penarol smashed 6th ranked Club 9 in Mar del Plata 88-66. The game without a history. Penarol led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 8 assists and the former international power forward Martin Leiva (208-80) who added 14 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. American power forward Jazwin Cowan (205-83, college: Hampton, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Club 9 at the other side dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Club 9 will play next round against Obras trying to get back on the winning streak. Penarol will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca.
Leading Boca Juniors (5-3) recorded its third loss in Buenos Aires. Hosts were rolled over by seventh ranked Lanus (3-5) 79-50. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boca Juniors. The winners were led by international guard Juan Pablo Cantero (184-82) who scored that evening 17 points and 4 assists and Mariano Byro supported him with 17 points. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) by power forward Fernando Martina (202-81) did not help to save the game for Boca Juniors. 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. Lanus moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Olimpico LB. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Quimsa. Lanus will play against Quilmes MP (#8) in Mar del Plata in the next round. Boca Juniors will play on the road against GECR Indalo (#4) in Comodoro R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 8 Obras was destroyed by Wuber-Est.Bahia on the opponent's court 83-61. La Union managed to outperform Quimsa in a home game 81-79. San Mart.C. was rolled over Atenas on the road 103-75. GECR Indalo defeated Quilmes MP on its own court 64-59.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 10 rebounds by Jose Lloreda of Olimpico LB.



Boca Jrs - Lanus 50-79

Leading Boca Juniors (5-3) recorded its third loss in Buenos Aires. Hosts were rolled over by seventh ranked Lanus (3-5) 79-50. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boca Juniors. The game without a history. Lanus led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The winners were led by international guard Juan Pablo Cantero (184-82) who scored that evening 17 points and 4 assists and the former international guard Mariano Byro (195-82) supported him with 17 points. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) by power forward Fernando Martina (202-81) did not help to save the game for Boca Juniors. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) added 7 points for the hosts. 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. Lanus moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Olimpico LB. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Quimsa. Lanus will play against Quilmes MP (#8) in Mar del Plata in the next round. Boca Juniors will play on the road against GECR Indalo (#4) in Comodoro R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lanus: J.Pablo Cantero 17+1reb+4ast, M.Byro 17+3reb+1ast, N.Laprovitola 12+2reb+3ast, D.Guaita 8+6reb, A.Boccia 6+5reb, M.Cuello 5
Boca Jrs: F.Martina 14+10reb+1ast, L.OBannon 7+2reb+1ast, M.Fierro 7+3reb+3ast, A.Diez 7+1reb, M.Delia 5+4reb+1ast, J.Brussino 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 136283


Wuber-Est.Bahia - Obras 83-61

Everything could happen in Bahia Blanca at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia and one of their biggest challengers Obras had identical 4-2 record. This time Wuber-Est.Bahia used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Buenos Aires 83-61 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Wuber-Est.Bahia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Juan Ignacio Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Alti Sport) who added 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Four Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. The former international guard Julio Mazzaro (190-79) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Wuber-Est.Bahia (5-2) moved-up to second place. Loser Obras dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face league's leader Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Obras will play at home against Club 9 (#7) in Rio Tercero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Mojica 19+5reb+4ast, J.Ignacio Sanchez 18+5reb+8ast, J.Meyinsse 16+7reb, R.Sanchez 13+10reb, J.Espil 6+2reb+2ast, L.Faggiano 5+2reb+1ast
Obras: J.Mazzaro 20+5reb+2ast, J.Gutierrez 13+12reb, J.Maye 8+3reb+1ast, T.Field 7+7reb+1ast, A.Elsener 5+1reb+1ast, A.Konsztatd 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 136284


La Union - Quimsa 81-79

There was a surprise result in Formosa where eighth ranked La Union (2-6) edged higher ranked Quimsa (5-3) 81-79 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-79. La Union made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for La Union especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Italian swingman Anibal Marin (199-82) who added 17 points during the contest. Four La Union players scored in double figures. International guard Carlos Schattmann (194-87) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). La Union moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Quimsa keeps the third position with three games lost. La Union will face league's leader Regatas Corrientes at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Quimsa will play against Libertad Sunchales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Union: A.Marin 17+2reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 16+8reb+2ast, A.Pau 14+1ast, J.Smith 11+1reb+3ast, J.Caceres 8+7reb+1ast, D.Farabello 6+1reb+3ast
Quimsa: C.Schattmann 18+6reb+1ast, J.Williams 17+5reb+2ast, D.Lo Grippo 13+3reb+1ast, N.Aguirre 9+2reb+2ast, H.Salles 9+1reb+2ast, B.Robinson 9+5reb+1ast
gschID: 136277


Atenas - San Mart.C. 103-75

Not a big story in a game in Cordoba where 7th ranked San Martin Corrientes (2-6) was rolled over by fifth ranked Atenas (4-4) 103-75 on Sunday. The game without a history. Atenas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Atenas looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Panamanian-Spanish power forward Ruben Garces (206-73, college: Providence, agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Miguel Gerlero (192-88) who added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Spanish swingman Ariel Eslava (202-79) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Atenas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Libertad S. Newly promoted San Martin Corrientes keeps the seventh position with six games lost. Atenas will face Olimpico de La Banda (#6) on the road in the next round. San Martin Corrientes will play against the league's second-placed Sionista in Parana.
Top scorers:
Atenas: R.Garces 18+11reb+1ast, M.Garcia 17+4reb, M.Gerlero 16+5reb+1ast, M.Melvin 13+8reb+1ast, F.Sucatzky 9+1reb+7ast, M.Lescano 9+3reb+5ast
San Mart.C.: W.McFarlan 18+10reb+2ast, F.Elias Saad 17+2reb+1ast, A.Eslava 16+5reb+1ast, H.Rollins 7+3reb, R.Davis 6+2ast, M.Maciel 4+6reb
gschID: 136278


Olimpico LB - Sionista 104-108 OT

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Top scorers:
Sionista: J.Villegas 26+11reb+1ast, M.Sandes 17+7reb, L.Cequeira 16+1reb+5ast, F.Ferrini 15+7reb+1ast, E.Nelson 12+7reb, J.Manuel Locatelli 10+2reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: J.Lloreda 26+10reb+1ast, A.David Galindo 18+7reb, E.Villares 15+4reb+2ast, M.Ibarra 12+2reb+2ast, A.Sucre 11+6reb, J.Machuca 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136280


GECR Indalo - Quilmes MP 64-59

Everything went according to plan in Comodoro R. where fifth ranked GECR Indalo (5-4) beat 8th ranked Quilmes MP (2-6) 64-59 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Fernando Funes (193-83) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Roberto Gabini (198-75, agency: Interperformances) who added 11 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized American guard Phillip McHopson (188-87, college: Idaho) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. GECR Indalo moved-up to fourth place. Quilmes MP lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. GECR Indalo will face higher ranked Boca Juniors (#3) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quilmes MP will play on the road against Lanus (#6) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: F.Funes 14+5reb+1ast, D.Romero 11+4reb+1ast, A.Feeley 11+7reb, R.Gabini 11+8reb, S.Scala 6+6reb+1ast, P.Franco 5+3reb+1ast
Quilmes MP: L.Truscott 12+7reb, P.McHopson 12+5reb, B.Morris 10+4reb, G.Eseverri 8+4reb, B.Johnsen 7+5reb+2ast, N.Ferreyra 6+2reb
gschID: 136281


Penarol - Club 9 88-66

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Penarol as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Penarol smashed 6th ranked Club 9 in Mar del Plata 88-66. The game without a history. Penarol led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 8 assists and the former international power forward Martin Leiva (208-80) who added 14 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Five Penarol players scored in double figures. American power forward Jazwin Cowan (205-83, college: Hampton, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Diego Gerbaudo (182-89) scored 12 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. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Club 9 at the other side dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Club 9 will play next round against Obras trying to get back on the winning streak. Penarol will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca.
Top scorers:
Penarol: S.Safar 17+3reb+2ast, M.Leiva 14+9reb, N.Lauria 12+4reb, F.Campazzo 12+4reb+8ast, L.Gutierrez 11+2reb+3ast, P.Barrios 7+1reb+2ast
Club 9: J.Cowan 17+10reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 12+2reb+1ast, E.Martina 11+3reb, M.Melo 8+3reb+2ast, F.Tim 6+5reb, J.Gatti 5
gschID: 136282




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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Jerome MEYINSSE
  Wuber-.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Meyinsse, Wuber-.19.4 
 2. Lloreda, Olimpico.18.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras18.4 
 4. McHopson, Quilm.18.4 
 5. Villegas, Sionista17.8 
 6. Gutierrez, Penarol17.4 
 7. OBannon, Boca Jrs17.0 
 8. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.7 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.15.8 
 10. Lo Grippo, Quimsa15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Garces, Atenas10.4 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras9.7 
 3. Truscott, Quilm.9.6 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.9.6 
 5. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.3 
 6. Mikulas, La Union8.6 
 7. Sandes, Sionista8.1 
 8. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.7 
 9. McFarlan, San M.7.5 
 10. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.4 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol6.7 
 3. Sucatzky, Atenas5.9 
 4. Cequeira, Sionista5.6 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.5 
 6. Stanic, Boca Jrs4.8 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.8 
 8. Osimani, Obras4.4 
 9. Ginobili, Libertad4.0 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. McHopson, Quilm.3.3 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.3.1 
 3. Galindo, Olimpico.3.0 
 4. McGowan, GECR I.3.0 
 5. Lloreda, Olimpico.2.8 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.2.8 
 7. Mojica, Wuber-Es.2.7 
 8. McFarlan, San M.2.6 
 9. OBannon, Boca Jrs2.6 
 10. Ibarra, Olimpico.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Olimpico.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 2. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 3. Roe, Regatas C.1.1 
 4. Williams, Quimsa1.1 
 5. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.0 
 6. Garces, Atenas1.0 
 7. Battle, Libertad S.0.9 
 8. Leiva, Penarol0.8 
 9. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 
 10. Gutierrez, Obras0.7 


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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. China1-0
2. Taiwan1-0
3. India0-1
4. Malaysia0-1
Group B
1. S.Korea1-0
2. Lebanon1-0
3. Uzbekistan0-1
4. Iraq0-1
Group C
1. Japan1-0
2. Qatar1-0
3. S.Africa0-0
4. Iran0-0
Group D
1. Indonesia1-0
2. Philippines0-0
3. Vietnam0-1


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
Group A
China U16 - India U16 64:27
China opened their U16 Asia Championship title defence with victory. They held off India in Group A encounter. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) stepped up with 15 points to lead the effort.
China went on an 8:0 run late in the opening frame to take a 16:6 lead. The defending champions limited their opponents to just 4 points in the second quarter to take a 31:10 advantage. India scored three points in the third term to face a massive 13:46 deficit before the fourth stanza. China never slowed down and rolled to a confident win at the end. Xiaopeng Guo finished with 14 points for the winners. Loveneet Ludhiana answered with 9 points for India. Bhaupur Haryana netted 6 points in the loss.

China U16: Zhou Qi 15, Xiaopeng Guo 14, Pan Ning (210-C-95) 8
India U16: Loveneet Ludhiana 9, Bhaupur Haryana 6

Taiwan U16 - Malaysia U16 71:37
Taiwan posted the initial win at the U16 Fiba Asia Championship.. They outgunned Malaysia in Group A clash. Kuan-Shiuan Lu stepped up with 22 points to pace the winning team.
It was quite a well-matched battle in the opening frame. Taiwan eked out a narrow 15:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Taiwan increased the tempo in the second quarter. They established a 37:21 lead at the interval. Taiwan limited Malaysia to just 2 points in the third term to clear off. They entered the fourth period up by as many as 29 points and coasted to the victory at the end. Wu You-Da (95) chipped in 10 points for Taiwan. Pan Siang-Ting (95) had 8 points in the victory. Hong Kang Tan and Eng Hong Keng notched 5 points each in the loss.

Taiwan U16: Kuan-Shiuan Lu 22, Wu You-Da 10, Pan Siang-Ting 8
Malaysia U16: Hong Kang Tan 5, Eng Hong Keng 5

Group B
Lebanon U16 - Uzbekistan U16 108:21
Lebanon opened their U16 Asia Championship campaign in style. They rallied past Uzbekistan in Group B. Jimmy Salem stepped up with 25 points to top-score for the winners.
It was all over for Uzbekistan in the first half. Lebanon limited their opponents to just 5 points in the first 20 minutes to establish a comfortable 57:5 lead. Lebanon stayed aggressive defensively in the second half. They erupted for 29 points in the third quarter to pile up a 67-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Lebanon did not slow down in the fourth frame cruising to the victory at the end. Ezzat El Kaissi recorded 15 points, while Marc Kourjan added 13 points in the winning case. Farrukhjon Muratov responded with 8 points for Uzbekistan.

Lebanon U16: Jimmy Salem 25, Ezzat El Kaissi 15, Marc Kourjan 13
Uzbekistan U16: Farrukhjon Muratov 8

Iraq U16 - South Korea U16 70:73
South Korea enjoyed the first win at the U16 Fiba Asia Championship in Vietnam. They outscored Iraqi counterparts in Group B. Nakh-yeon Kim delivered 25 points to lead the charge. Iraq quickly surged in front in this one. They recorded a 19:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But South Korea adjusted their offence in the second frame. The Korean side unloaded 21 points to take a 34:30 halftime lead. Iraq went off the dressing room recharged. They went on an impressive 28:11 rally to ensure a comfortable 13-point lead before the fourth term. However South Korea found the way to rebound. They capped the regulation on a 13:6 run to snatch a tough win at the end. Gook-Chan Kim provided 21 points, while Yeong-Bin Yun netted 12 points in the victory. Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) answered with 21 points for Iraq. Ali Abdullhussein notched 14 points in the loss.

Iraq U16: Karrar Hamzah 21, Ali Abdullhussein 14
South Korea U16: Nakh-Yeon Kim 25, Gook-Chan Kim 21, Yeong-Bin Yun 12

Group C
Japan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 86:36
Japan victoriously opened 2nd Fiba Asia Championship in Vietnam. They overcame Saudi Arabia in Group C opener. Taisei Shirato scored 18 points to lead the winners.
Japan quickly jumped in front. They registered a 20:8 lead after ten minutes of action. The margin grew at 26-point mark 43:17. Japan maintained the lead easily throughout the second half. They built a 35-point buffer at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Keita Shinkawa, Yasunori Aoki and Yudai Baba accounted for 11 points each for Japan. Saleh Hansawi responded with 13 points for Saudi Arabia. Abdulaziz Sakar netted 9 points in the losing effort.

Japan U16: Taisei Shirato 18, Keita Shinkawa 11, Yasunori Aoki 11, Yudai Baba 11
Saudi Arabia U16: Saleh Hansawi 13, Abdulaziz Sakar 9

Qatar U16 - Iran U16 20:0

Group C
Vietnam U16 - Indonesia U16 61:75
Indonesia celebrated the first win at the 2nd Asia Championship. They prevailed against hosting Vietnam in Group D opener. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) stepped up with 18 points to pace the visitors.
Indonesia outscored the hosts 25:12 in the first quarter. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Indonesia ensured a 38:25 halftime lead. Indonesia used a 14:1 run midway through the third quarter to take a 58:33 lead. They entered the fourth frame up by as many as 23 points. Vietnam showed character cutting the deficit in the fourth stanza but never threatened the gap. Rizky Indaprasto contributed 14 points for Indonesia. Vincent Kosasih (198-C-96) added 11 points in the victory. Thong Nguyen Duy replied with 17 points for Vietnam. Jason Tran produced 12 points in the losing effort.

Vietnam U16: Thong Nguyen Duy 17, Jason Tran 12
Indonesia U16: Hans Abraham 18, Rizky Indaprasto 14, Vincent Kosasih 11


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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL: Round Two review - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in NBL.



Blaze - Taipans 82-91
Gold Coast Blaze was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 47-35 second half run of Cairns Taipans. American guard Andrew Warren (195-87, college: Bradley, agency: Interperformances) notched 28 points and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the former international swingman Brad Hill (198-86) supported him with 13 points and 7 assists. Even 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) by American forward Will Hudson (206-89, college: Oakland) did not help to save the game for Gold Coast Blaze. International guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 15 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Four Cairns Taipans and five Gold Coast Blaze players scored in double figures. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gold Coast Blaze will play on the road against Wollongong Hawks.
Top scorers:
Blaze: W.Hudson 16+8reb+2ast, A.Gibson 15+3reb+7ast, M.Worthington 13+9reb, T.Garlepp 13+2reb, J.Cadee 12+3reb+1ast, A.Petrie 6+4reb
Taipans: A.Warren 28+4reb+4ast, D.Rychart 14+3reb, J.Wilson 13+6reb+4ast, B.Hill 13+4reb+7ast, J.Dowdell 9+3reb+2ast, A.Grabau 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 138830


Hawks - 36ers 97-89
Adelaide 36ers were trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 29-17 charge of Wollongong Hawks, which allowed them to win the game. Wollongong Hawks outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 35-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) who scored 16 points and 9 assists. The former international forward Oscar Forman (205-82) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Wollongong Hawks' coach Gordie McLeod allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Chris Warren (176-88, college: Mississippi) produced 25 points and swingman Mitchell Creek (197-92) added 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
36ers: C.Warren 25+2reb+3ast, M.Creek 18+3reb+2ast, D.Simpsons 15+6reb+1ast, S.Weigh 12+6reb, D.Ng 10+2ast, D.Johnson 6+2reb+2ast
Hawks: O.Forman 16+11reb+2ast, R.Martin 16+4reb+9ast, M.Campbell 16+2reb+2ast, J.Catron 12+3reb+2ast, T.Coenraad 11+5reb, L.Davidson 10+6reb+1ast
gschID: 138831


Wildcats - Tigers 92-76
The game without a history. Perth Wildcats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 22 points during the contest. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 19 points. Defending champion (2-0) moved-up to second place.
Top scorers:
Tigers: P.Mills 19+3reb+2ast, C.Tragardh 18+6reb+1ast, L.Rush 12+3reb+3ast, D.Dillon 9+6reb+3ast, M.Burston 8+3reb, L.Walker 6+2reb
Wildcats: K.Lisch 22+4reb+2ast, S.Redhage 21+7reb+4ast, M.Knight 15+4reb, D.Martin 13+2reb+7ast, C.Tovey 7+8reb+4ast, J.Wagstaff 6+1ast
gschID: 138827


Crocodiles - Taipans 95-67
Townsville Crocodiles led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cairns Taipans' 34. Townsville Crocodiles forced 19 Cairns Taipans turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Cairns Taipans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Eddie Gill (184-78, college: Weber St., agency: Priority Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. The former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Townsville Crocodiles players scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles' coach Paul Woolpert felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Andrew Warren (195-87, college: Bradley, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) added 11 points in the effort for Cairns Taipans.
Top scorers:
Taipans: A.Warren 16+7reb+2ast, J.Wilson 11+3reb+3ast, B.Hill 10+5reb, G.Deba 9+1reb, J.Dowdell 7+7reb+1ast, A.Grabau 5+6reb+2ast
Crocodiles: E.Gill 21+3reb+4ast, P.Crawford 15+2reb+1ast, J.Holmes 14+8reb+4ast, T.Blanchfield 13+3reb, E.Mims 12+6reb+2ast, M.Cedar 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 138828


Kings - Breakers 61-98
Bottom-ranked Kings (0-2) were outscored at home by New Zealand Breakers (3-0) with the biggest margin this round 98-61 on Saturday night. The game without a history. New Zealand Breakers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kings to just 7 points in second quarter. New Zealand Breakers dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Kings' 24. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 9 blocks. New Zealand center Alex Pledger (216-87, college: Belm.Abbey) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St., agency: Impact Basketball) chipped in 14 points and 8 assists during the contest. Five New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The former international guard Aaron Bruce (191-84) responded with 13 points and 5 assists and the former international center Julian Khazzouh (210-86) scored 12 points and 6 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. New Zealand Breakers will face Melbourne Tigers on the road in the next round. Kings will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Kings: A.Bruce 13+3reb+5ast, J.Khazzouh 12+6reb+1ast, A.Bose 8+4reb, B.Madgen 8+3reb, K.Ratzsch 7+6reb, J.Grant 6+7reb
Breakers: A.Pledger 16+12reb+1ast, D.Corletto 16+2reb+2ast, C.Jackson 14+2reb+8ast, G.Wilkinson 12+2reb, T.Abercrombie 12+6reb+1ast, C.Bruton 10+1reb+4ast
gschID: 138829




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Rakocevic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for BC Vienna and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out UBSC Graz (1-2) 96-93. BC Vienna improved to 2-1 record. Rakocevic turned to be BC Vienna's top player in his first season with the team. Rakocevic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 11.7rpg), assists (4th best: 5.3apg) and averages solid 2.7bpg and 80.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78, agency: World Sport Agency). He is naturalized Croatian guard in his first season at BC Vienna. In the last game Stazic recorded impressive 32 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. It was enough for BC Vienna to edge UBSC Graz (1-2) by 3 points 96-93. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Stazic is a newcomer at BC Vienna and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.0ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.0rpg and 7.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Enis Murati (194-F-88) of Gmunden (#5). Murati scored 22 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Gmunden, leading his team to a 66-49 easy win against Oberwart (#7, 1-2). Gmunden jumped to 2-1.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Samo Grum (193-G/F-79) of UBSC Graz - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Aleksandar Djuric (210-F/C-82) of Gussing - 28 points and 10 rebounds
6. Tiras Wade (200-F-81) of Arkadia - 31 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Thomas Klepeisz (187-G-91) of Gussing - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Christoph Knor (194-F-85) of UBSC Graz - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Bryant Matthews (201-G/F-82) of Furstenfeld - 16 points and 15 rebounds
10. Sebastian Koch (201-F-88) of Gussing - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 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)


A Bundesliga Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Gussing - Furstenfeld 92-87 OT
Furstenfeld Panthers forced the game against Gussing Knights into an overtime, but lost by five points 87-92 on Monday night. Furstenfeld Panthers were trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-17 charge of Gussing Knights, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 18-13. Gussing Knights made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Furstenfeld Panthers turnovers. Furstenfeld Panthers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Serbian power forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. International guard Thomas Klepeisz (187-91) contributed with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Gussing Knights' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jeff Robinson (198-88, college: Seton Hall) answered with 28 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import swingman Bryant Matthews (201-82, college: Virginia Tech) added 16 points and 15 rebounds in the effort for Furstenfeld Panthers. Five Furstenfeld Panthers players scored in double figures. They have a series of three victories in a row. Gussing Knights maintains first place with 3-0 record. Furstenfeld Panthers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Gussing Knights will face Oberwart Gunners (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against BC Vienna (#4) in Wien and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gussing: A.Djuric 28+10reb+1ast, T.Klepeisz 22+5reb+6ast, S.Koch 21+8reb+2ast, M.Heard 8+8reb+3ast, M.Klepeisz 5+1reb+1ast, M.Jandrasits 3+1reb+3ast
Furstenfeld: J.Robinson 28+8reb, B.Matthews 16+15reb+1ast, M.Graf 11+2reb+1ast, G.Ware 11+5reb+2ast, L.O'Neal 11+1reb+3ast, K.Payton 5+6reb
gschID: 137089


BC Vienna - UBSC Graz 96-93
Everything could happen in Wien at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked BC Vienna and 4th placed UBSC Graz had identical 1-1 record. This time BC Vienna used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Graz 96-93 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 28-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BC Vienna dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to UBSC Graz's 48. They outrebounded UBSC Graz 32-19 including 19 on the defensive glass. BC Vienna looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for the former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) who led his team to a victory with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) answered with 28 points and 6 assists and international forward Christoph Knor (194-85) added 20 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for UBSC Graz. Five BC Vienna and four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. BC Vienna (2-1) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Gmunden. Loser UBSC Graz dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. BC Vienna will face bottom-ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UBSC Graz will play against Arkadia Lions (#6) in Traiskirchen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: S.Stazic 32+5reb+8ast, D.Miletic 20+3reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 14+12reb+8ast, T.Gaspar 12+3reb+2ast, J.Francois 11+6reb+2ast, M.Tripkovic 7+3reb+2ast
UBSC Graz: S.Grum 28+4reb+6ast, C.Knor 20+2reb+2ast, M.Stegnjaic 12+3reb+2ast, M.Moric 10+3reb+1ast, R.Lanegger 9+5reb, T.Ambrose 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137090


Arkadia - St.Polten 87-78 OT
Arkadia had to work very hard to secure 87-78 OT win against St. Polten. Tiras Wade (200-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: La-Lafayette) shined for the winners with 31 points and 6 rebounds. Martin Speiser (202-F-83) had 23 points in defeat. Arkadia 1-2, St. Polten 0-2.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: T.Wade 31+6reb+3ast, D.Drenovac 19+8reb+4ast, J.Blazevic 12+2reb+1ast, P.Skurdauskas 12+11reb, R.Spasojevic 6+2reb, B.Danek 5+2reb+7ast
St.Polten: M.Speiser 23+4reb+1ast, F.Trmal 14+6reb+1ast, I.Kuprijanov 12+1ast, A.Worenz 11+2reb, I.Bakovic 10+8reb+1ast, T.Blazan 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 137087


Gmunden - Oberwart 66-49
Gmunden Swans used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Oberwart 66-49 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 17 points. Gmunden Swans outrebounded Oberwart Gunners 40-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for Serbian forward Enis Murati (194-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard David Jandl (180-84, agency: Court Side) added 11 points in the effort for Oberwart Gunners. Gmunden Swans (2-1) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with BC Vienna. Defending champion Oberwart Gunners keep the sixth position with two games lost. Gmunden Swans will have a break next round. Oberwart Gunners will play at home against the league's leader Gussing Knights (#1).
Top scorers:
Gmunden: E.Murati 22+11reb+2ast, R.Arnold 12+3reb+1ast, D.Oppland 10+9reb+3ast, R.Poiger 7+3reb+1ast, M.Curry 7+3reb+2ast, M.Mayer 5+10reb+2ast
Oberwart: D.Reed 18+6reb, D.Jandl 11+4reb+2ast, E.Fruehwirth 7+3reb, J.Dean Shaw 6+7reb, J.Johnson 4+4reb+3ast, H.Ochsenhofer 3+2reb
gschID: 137088




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna28.0 
 2. Djuric, Gussing25.7 
 3. Wade, Arkadia23.0 
 4. Speiser, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Reed, Oberwart23.0 
 6. Brown, Wels23.0 
 7. Pryor, Wels21.0 
 8. Francois, BC Vienna20.7 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.20.0 
 10. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Demetrius NELSON
  Kapfenberg
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Nelson, Kapfenberg13.0 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.11.7 
 3. Oppland, Gmunden10.3 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.9.3 
 5. Bakovic, St.Polten8.0 
 6. Drenovac, Arkadia8.0 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 8. Djuric, Gussing7.0 
 9. Brown, Wels7.0 
 10. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna7.3 
 2. Lanegger, Klostern.6.0 
 3. Gvozden, St.Polten6.0 
 4. Rakocevic, BC Vi.5.3 
 5. Fears, Kapfenberg5.0 
 6. Pryor, Wels5.0 
 7. Schreiner, Kapfe.5.0 
 8. Danek, Arkadia4.7 
 9. Drenovac, Arkadia4.0 
 10. Ochsenhofer, Ober.3.7 
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, Oberwart2.7 
 6. Fears, Kapfenberg2.0 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.2.0 
 8. Murati, Gmunden2.0 
 9. Hutter, Gmunden2.0 
 10. Stazic, BC Vienna2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.2.7 
 2. Brown, Wels2.0 
 3. Moric, UBSC G.1.3 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.3 
 5. Ware, Furstenfeld1.3 
 6. Werner, Wels1.0 
 7. Hutter, Gmunden1.0 
 8. Graf, Furstenfeld0.7 
 9. Fruehwirth, Oberw.0.7 
 10. Arnold, Gmunden0.7 


Panthers react on injury problems - return Anthony Shavies - by Stefan Prager
BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers reacted on the injury of go to guy Timothy Burnette (188-G-82, college: Tarleton St.). The club from Styria is returning point guard Anthony Shavies (191-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Missouri St.) on an 30 day injured replacement contract. Many doubt that he will leave again. Shavies played for the Panthers last season also arriving there late in January of 2010 also replacing Timothy Burnette. He finished the season second in Assists as well as in steals and averaged 16.6 ppg while shooting 44.3% from the field. The 28 year old playmaker spent his whole overseas career in Austria playing for Guessing, Woerthersee and Fuerstenfeld. He won a championship with the Panthers in 2008. Last season he was voted Eurobasket.com Austrian League All FIrst Team as well All Imports Team.

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Bahrain farewell to 1st GCC Games - by Eurobasket News
Bahrain farewell to 1st GCC Games held in Riffa. In the last game of the tournament the hosts won the initial game over Oman 76:65 to finish with 1-4 record. The latter ended up on the 6th place without victories.
Kuwait clinched Bronze in Riffa at the 1st GCC Games. The team needed an important 75:68 victory over Saudi Arabia to tie both records at 3-2. Due to the better percentage Kuwait finished third, Saudi Arabia is fourth, while United Arab Emirates with the same record finished second.
Kuwait won the first period over Saudi Arabia 19-14 and had 35:29 halftime advantage.
Qatar wins 1st GCC Games in Bahrain. The team celebrated the victories in all five games and rightfully clinched the Gold Medals. In the last game they beat United Arab Emirates 88:68 after a productive start. They opened the game with 22-14 and had 43-34 at the halftime. The third period ended up with 71-49 while Qatar enjoyed 20-point victory.


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Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Gembo 5-1 
 2. Waregem 5-1 
 3. Essor Charleroi 4-1 
 4. St-Niklase 4-1 
 5. Sint-Jan Ant. 4-2 
 6. Excelsior 4-2 
 7. Fleurus 4-2 
 8. Kangar.-Boom 3-3 
 9. Liege II 3-3 
 10. Sprimont 2-4 
 11. Gistel 1-5 
 12. Melsele 1-5 
 13. M.Hainaut II 1-5 
 14. De Westhoek 0-6 


D2: Waregem joins Gembo on top - by Eurobasket News
Round Six of the Belgian second division was played last weekend. The most interesting game was M.Hainaut II - Waregem. Visitors celebrated 70-78 road victory and jumped to 5-1 record. They joined Gembo on top of the standings. Gembo was perfect before this round, but they failed on the road against Excelsior. The hosts from Brussels celebrated 102-92 victory and jumped to 4-2 score. In the other games of Round Six, Fleurus blasted Gistel 78-50. Sint-Jan Ant grabbed 69-70 thriller win against De Westhoek. Sint-Jan Ant was a guest. On Saturday, Spirmont won on the road against Melsele and Kangar.-Boom cruised past Liege II 101-66. Round Seven is scheduled for the next weekend.

Euroleague: Belgacom Spirou Charleroi with Randy Oveneke - by Bert Larsimont
On Tuesday evening, Belgacom Spirou Charleroi's web site officially announced that Randy Oveneke (201-F-86) will take part in the 2011 Belgian champion's Euroleague campaign (see here). The player has just been granted the right to play for Spirou Charleroi in the 2011-12 Euroleague. Oveneke has been injured since last January but has now totally recovered. He was already active with the Belgian Lions (Belgian national team) at the 2011 FIBA European Championship and signed a three-year contract with Spirou Charleroi at the end of the summer. He was loaned to Division II team Essor Charleroi in the beginning of the regular season.

Randy Oveneke will wear the number 9 jersey in the next Euroleague campaign. While US player Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: JMU) will be missed due to an injury, Oveneke's very tough defense and athleticism could be a plus for Spirou Charleroi in the Euroleague campaign. Randy Oveneke played for Drexel in NCAA from 2004 to 2008. He has played for Antwerp Giants from 2008 to 2011 and has been a member of the Belgian national team since then. If he can perform in a convincing way during the Euroleague campaign, Randy Oveneke could be added to the regular Ethias League's Spirou roster in the future.

According to the daily newspaper La Nouvelle Gazette of Oct. 18th, 2011, Spirou Charleroi is still looking for a free player to reinforce the squad during the Euroleague season. The newspaper also mentions that the club is still in touch with Mickael Gelabale (201-F-83).

Spirou's Euroleague games:

20th Oct. 2011 (20:30): Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Real Madrid
26th Oct. 2011 (20:00): Efes Pislner Istanbul vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
03rd Nov. 2011 (20:00): Partizan Belgrade vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
10th Nov. 2011 (20:30): Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Armani Jeans Milan
17th Nov. 2011 (20:00): Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
24th Nov. 2011 (20:00): Real Madrid vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
30th Nov. 2011 (20:30): Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Efes Pilsner Istanbul
08th Dec. 2011 (20:30): Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Partizan Belgrade
14th Dec. 2011 (20:00): Armani Jeans Milan vs. Belgacom Spirou Charleroi
21st Dec. 2011 (20:30): Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv





D1 round 4 best performance: Christopher Copeland - by Eurobasket News
American forward Christopher Copeland (203-F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Aalstar, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (39 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Oostende (#5, 2-2) with 29-point margin 104-75. Aalstar maintains the 2nd position in Belgian D1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Aalstar will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Copeland had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Aalstar and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former University of Colorado star has very solid stats this year. Copeland is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.8ppg. Copeland is in league's top in and averages impressive 65.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) of Antwerp. Black had a very good evening with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Antwerp cruised to a 68-56 relatively comfortable win over Gent (#9, 0-3). This victory allowed Antwerp to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 1-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Black is one of the most experienced players at Antwerp and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#5). He also registered 4.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Christopher Booker (208-F/C-81, agency: Lanshire Group) of Oostende (#5). Booker showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Booker's great performance Oostende lost 75-104 to the higher-ranked Aalstar (#2, 3-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Oostende needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Booker has a great season in Belgium. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.5ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 7.0rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Demond Mallet (185-G-78) of Charleroi - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
5. John Tofi (203-F/C-84) of Leuven - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Ian Hanavan (202-F-80) of Leuven - 19 points and 9 rebounds
7. Justin Holiday (198-F) of Aalstar - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Charleroi - 16 points and 5 rebounds
9. Stefon Jackson (196-G-85) of Aalstar - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Christopher Young (206-F/C-79) of Aalstar - 12 points and 4 rebounds

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


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Gene Myvett is a newcomer at Amistad de Chuquisaca-Sucre - by Eurobasket Center
Amistad de Chuquisaca-Sucre added to their roster 29-year old Belizean-Belizean guard Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles). Myvett played most recently at San Pedro Tigersharks (Belize). He played also pro basketball in Belize and Mexico. Myvett graduated Cal State - Los Angeles in 2006 and actually missed last season. It will be his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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Welcome to new season of D1 - by Eurobasket News
First Round of the Bosnian D1 was played last weekend.

Varda HE-Zrinjski HT 67-59
Ivan Miceta (205-C/F-81, agency: 011 Sports) led the hosts to victory with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Almir Hasandic (190-SG-90) responded with 18 points in defeat.

Servitium-Mladost 72-76
Valuable win for Mladost, who got 24 points and 8 rebounds from Ninoslav Milosevic (196-SF-79, agency: Beo Basket).

Celik-Leotar 63-76
Igor Josipovic (203-F/C-88) exploded for Leotar with double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Igokea-Vogosca 96-67
Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Marko Miletic (198-F-92) was their second scorer with 16 points.

Capljina-Hercegovac 82-60
Jozo Brkic (211-F/C-86) paced the home squad to victory with 23 points and 11 rebs.

Brotnjo-Bosna 75-76
Dzenan Rahimic (204-C/F-74) helped Bosna to grab this valuable victory with 27 points and 12 rebounds.

Round Two is scheduled for today.


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


BD Basketball is back! - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Ebenezer Thomas Primary School will be defending their 2010 Inter Primary BD Basketball title when the 2011 Tournament tips off on Thursday October 20 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

The BD Basketball organisation, led by Brian Bash Brewley is promising an even more exciting tournament than last year with several teams vowing to lift the title.

In 2010, Ebenezer Thomas were handed the title by forfeiture when Althea Scatlife Primary School, who had been present earlier in the day to win their semifinal, failed to reappear for the final.

Ebenezer Thomas overcame Enis Adams by 27 points to 9 in the first semifinal with Devorn Furlong named as Player of the Game for his 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Justin Solomon added 8 points with 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Demoii Dagou was a lone offensive force for Enis Adams with 5 points to go with his 4 steals.

Furlong along with his brother Jevonte is no longer at the School so it will be interesting to see who fills their shoes.

Althea Scatliffe beat Francis Lettsome 34-25 in the other semi final to advance to the championship game. Player of the Game, Franklyn Penn Jr. scored 19 points with 10 steals and 1 rebound. Kedrick Matthew scored 6 points with 6 rebounds. For Francis Lettsome, Amando Richards hit 7 points with 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

The two losing semifinalists met in the third and fourth place playoff matches with Francis Lettsome running out 24 to 13 winners over Enis Adams. Amando Richards was named as Player of the Game for his 8 points, 9 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2011 BD Basketball Championship is scheduled for Friday October 21, 2011 also at the Multi-purpose Sport Complex.




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  CANADA   


Storm host pre-season game Wednesday - by Eurobasket News
It's standing-room only for the Rogers Slam Dunk National Basketball League (NBL) of Canada pre-season game between the visiting Saint John Mill Rats and Summerside Storm on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The game, which will be played at EastLink Arena, will begin at 7 p.m.

To date, more than 4,000 tickets have been distributed to Island basketball fans through the support of Rogers Communications.

Standing-room tickets, while quantities last, can be picked up at the Credit Union Place box office starting Tuesday, Oct. 18, between noon and 8 p.m. All that is required for standing-room tickets is a Rogers Slam Dunk redemption coupon valid for Oct. 26.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Rainmen sign Justin Johnson - by Eurobasket News
The Halifax Rainmen are pleased to announce the signing of 6'6'', 190-pound combo guard, Johnson Justin (6'6''-G-86, college: Iowa).

'We believe that Justin is the answer to the missing piece we've had to fill with the retirement of Desmond Ferguson,' said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO, Andre Levingston. 'Justin can come off of screens and shoot the ball extremely well. He was one of the best three-point shooters in the NCAA while playing at the University of Iowa.'

The twenty-five-year-old will report to Rainmen training camp this week, and is expected to be in the team's line-up during their pre-season games in Summerside on October 21, and at the Halifax Metro Centre on October 23.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Power To Host Black-White INTRA-Squad Game - by John Gary
courtesy oursportscentral.com The Oshawa Power will be hosting their 2nd black -white intra-squad game during training camp on Wednesday Oct 19,2011 at G.L. Roberts CVI in Oshawa Ontario. the team recently held an intra-squad game at Pickering HS in Ajax Ontario this past saturday in front of a packed house. Come see players like Canadian Senior mens national team player Denham Brown,fellow Canadian Tut Ruach and National Basketball League of Canada number one draft pick Morgan Lewis hit the hardwood. There will be a fan autograph session after the game and the media will have access to Oshawa Power head coach Mark Stickland and players for interviews and photos.

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  CHILE   


Liga Nacional, Group North: Boston College and Los Leones jump to 8-0 - by Eurobasket News
Round Eight of the Chilean Liga Nacional (Group North) was played on Sunday. Boston College and Los Leones managed to beat their rivals and to keep the perfect score. Each of them has impressive 8-0 now and they share the first place in the standings. Boston College had to work hard to beat Sportiva Italiana on the road. It was a 68-76 victory. Los Leones handed 82-75 loss to Sagrados. The Lions were hosts in this meeting. In other games of Round Eight, Palestino failed at home against Puente Alto 57-87, while San Juan was better than Spprtiva Italiano also on the road 65-79. Sabuesos celebrated vs Providencia 61-67 as a guest. Round Nine is scheduled for the next weekend.

Standings North
1. Boston Coll. 8-0
2. Los Leones 8-0
3. Sagrados 5-3
4. Puente Alto 5-3
5. San Juan 4-4
6. Sabuesos 3-5
7. Sportiva Italiana 2-6
8. Stadio Italiano 2-6
9. Providencia 2-6
10. Palestino 1-7


Standings - DIMAYOR
Liga Nacional Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 8-0 
 2. Los Leones 8-0 
 3. Sagrados 5-3 
 4. Puente Alto 5-3 
 5. San Juan 4-4 
 6. Sabuesos 3-5 
 7. Sportiva Italiana 2-6 
 8. Stadio Italiano 2-6 
 9. Providencia 2-6 
 10. Palestino 1-7 
South
 1. Dep.Castro 4-1 
 2. Aleman 4-1 
 3. Osorno Basq. 4-1 
 4. Dep.Valdivia 3-2 
 5. Dep.Ancud 2-3 
 6. Dep.Pucon 2-3 
 7. Las Animas 1-4 
 8. Temuco Basket 0-5 


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  CHINA   


Zhao Qi Leads China to Win Over India in Asian U-16 Tourney - by Arthur Volbert
China defeated India 64-27 to open the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship, as 215 cm Zhou Qi completely outplayed India's young seven-footer, Satnam Singh Bahrama. Zhou scored 15 points in 18 minutes while Bharama scored 5 in 35 minutes.

There are some problems with the box scores -- for example missed shots are counted as blocked shots and only 1 rebound was recorded. The number of missed shots does not seem to correspond to the play-by-play description so I cannot trust that the horrible shooting percentages recorded for both teams are accurate.

But the point totals and minutes-played totals seem to be accurate. Perimeter scorer Guo Xiaopeng scored 14 points. 211 cm Pan Ning scored 8 points and point guard Zhao Jiwei scored 7. 204 cm Lai Junhao scored 6 points.

Luvneet Ludhiana scored 9 points to lead India. China led 16-6 after one quarter, 31-10 at the half and 46-13 after three quarters.

The tournament got off to a very disappointing start when Iran's team was denied visas and forced to forfeit all its games. Iran would probably have given China its stiffest competition. Bahrain withdrew from the tournament but its team would not have been a factor.


Other games:
Japan 86 Saudi Arabia 36
Lebanon 108 Uzbekistan 21
Chinese Taipei 71 Malaysia 37
Indonesia 75 Vietnam 61
Qatar 20 Iran 0 forfeit
Korea 73 Iraq 70

Standings:
GROUP A
Team W L Pts GA
China 1 0 2 2.370
Ch. Taipei 1 0 2 1.919
Malaysia 0 1 1 0.521
India 0 1 1 0.422

GROUP B
Team W L Pts GA
Lebanon 1 0 2 5.143
Korea 1 0 2 1.043
Iraq 0 1 1 0.959
Uzbekistan 0 1 1 0.194

GROUP C
Team W L Pts GA
Japan 1 0 2 2.389
Qatar 1 0 2
K. Saudi Arabia 0 1 1 0.419
I.R.Iran 0 1 0 0.00

GROUP D
Team W L Pts GA
Indonesia 1 0 2 1.230
Vietnam 0 1 1 0.813
Philippines 0 0 0


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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP 2011, DAY 15 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia
Cucuta played a good game to defeat the powerful Orgullo Paisa, Cucuta Norte played a smart game, with Edgar Moreno handling the timing and the frontcourt of Nolan and Graterol boosting the offense, for Ourgullo Paisa is the third loss of the season.
Cucuta Norte 87
Orgullo Paisa 75

Bucaros faced the new San Andres roster, and the team of the Island was a hard rival, the addition of Russel Carter gives them more power in the offensive side, but at the end Dermarr Johnson accuracy made the diference.
Bucaros 88 D. Johnson 32 pts
San Andres 87 J. Manuel 20 pts.

Indervalle defeated the Guerreros using all the speed of Camontae Griffin who broke the pressure of the Guerreros, also Gerson Pena had a good game, Guerreros suffered also some controversial calls of the referee, but had 2 shots ti tied the game and failed at the end.
Invervalle 78 C. Griffin 32 pts, G. Pena 20 pts
Guerreros 75 S. Thomas 16 pts + 11 rebs. K. Taylor 14 pts.



FEDERATION CUP 2011, DAY 16 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia
Orgullo Paisa did not want to get a second lost in a row, and playing a very good defense stoped the power of the Cucuta Froncourt and defeated Cucuta Norte as visitor, Ortiz leaded the team in scoring.
Cucuta Norte 53
Orgullo Paisa 73

Bucaros in a game that looks like a copy of the provious defeated the Caribbean Heat, one more time Dermarr Johnson leaded the winer team in socring, while the combination of Russel Carter and J. Manuel leaded the Islanders.
Bucaros 89 D. Johnson 32 pts
Caribbean Heat 88 R. Carter 24 pts.

Guerreros changed its defense to stop the quickness of Indervalle backcourt and defeated the red team in Cali, the Guerreros impose its size in the paint with the combination of Thomas and Cortez, in Indervalle again Griffin made the effort but was not enough.
Indervalle 65 C. Griffin 19 pts
Guerreros 73 S. Thomas 17 pts + 16 rebs.



FEDERATION CUP 2011, DAY 17 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia
Patriotas defeated Indervalle in a very controversial game, that had disturbs when the Indervalle team claim an referee mistake that invalid them a last shot that could mean the victory in the regulation, 3 players of Indervalle were ejected and Patriotas handled the overtime to clinch the victory.
Patriotas 99
Indervalle 92

Bucaros did not have to make a big effort to defeat Cucuta Norte, the black and red team looks tired after its late arrival to Bucaramanga, Calvin Cage leaded the Bucaros team with 24 pts. Windy Graterol leaded the Cucuta Norte with 26.
Bucaros 84 C. Cage 24pts
Cucuta Norte 77 W. Graterol 26 pts.

The Caribbean Heat was to hot for the Guerreros that falls in its first game in the island, the Caribbean heat use its athleticism and power in the boards to keeo the Guerreros under control.
Caribbean Heat 89 D. Washington 22
Guerreros 74 K. Taylor 18 pts



FEDERATION CUP 2011, DAY 18 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia
Indervalle despite had three players suspended was a hard rival for the Patriotas team, at the end the experience of the Patriotas players made the job and defeated the Calis team.
Patriotas 86
Indervalle 80

Bucaros sealed the series against Cucuta Norte defeated them at home, Cage was foundamental running th offensive, while Cucuta is showing signs of fatigue.
Bucaros 86
Indervalle 80

Guerreros defeated the Caribbean Heat in the most exciting game of the season, the Bogotas team leaded all the game, but in the last quarter the Caribbean players made a major effort and got a 3 point lead with 6 seconds in the Clock, but a big three pointer of Cesar Silva, who scored beyond 7 mtrs and with three defenders on him sent the game to overtime, in the overtime John Perez 8 points killed the Caribbean Heat soul.
Caribbean Heat 89 R. Carter 28 pts
Guerreros 105 K. Taylor 105



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  CROATIA   


Sime Spralja signs with Czech champions - by Eurobasket News
Sime Spralja (206-F/C-83, agency: Court Side) will continue his career in Czech Republic. The Croatian PF/C penned a deal with CEZ Nymburk. Spralja spent last five seasons with Siroki TT Kabeli. In the latest one he had 12.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg for 25 games in Adriatic league. Spralja also added 7.2 ppg and 3.3 rpg for 13 games in Bosnia. He helped Siroki to win three straight titles in Bosnian league. They also won the title in 2007. Sparlja and Siroki grabbed the Bosnian Cup trophy in 2008 and this year as well. Before Siroki, Sime Spralja spent one year with Split. In the past, he played for Zadar. Spralja won Croatian league and Adriatic league titles with Zadar, plus two Croatian Cups.

Roster changes at Borik Puntamika - by Eurobasket News
Domagoj Vidakovic (195-G-80) is no longer a member of Borik Puntamika. Two sides terminated their deal yesterday. At the same time, Borik signed Josip Vranes (198-F-90).
Domagoj Vidakovic joined Borik during the summer. He played two games for them in A1 averaging 7 points and 1.5 assists. Vidakovic played for A2 team Vostarnica Zadar last season. He spent few years with Keravnos Nicosia in the past. Vidakovic also has experience from Split, Siroki, Slovan and Zagreb.
Josip Vranes spent last season with A2 team Jazine. He will make debut with Borik next weekend.


Standings - A2 League
A2 Standings
Group Center
 1. Dubrava 2-0 
 2. Gorica 2-0 
 3. Samobor 2-0 
 4. Zrinjevac 1-1 
 5. Sus.-Moslavina 1-1 
 6. Bosco 1-1 
 7. Kaptol 1-1 
 8. Hermes Anal. 1-1 
 9. Sanac Karl. 1-1 
 10. Mladost Z. 0-2 
 11. Novska 0-2 
 12. Rudes 0-2 
Group East
 1. Belisce 1-0 
 2. Meteor D. 1-0 
 3. Mladost C. 1-0 
 4. Osjecki Sokol 1-0 
 5. Vinkovci 1-0 
 6. Zupanja 1-0 
 7. Klasije 0-1 
 8. Olimp Inspekt 0-1 
 9. Valpovo 0-1 
 10. Virovitica 0-1 
 11. Vrijednosnice 0-1 
 12. Vukovar 0-1 
Group North
 1. Cakovec 1-0 
 2. Medjimurje C. 1-0 
 3. Mladost D. 1-0 
 4. Podravac Virje 1-0 
 5. Radnik 1-0 
 6. Vindija V. 1-0 
 7. Bjelovar 0-1 
 8. Graficar 0-1 
 9. Ivancica 0-1 
 10. Koprivnica 0-1 
 11. Petar Zrinski 0-1 
 12. Rudar-Cimper 0-1 
Group South
 1. DOSK 2-0 
 2. Metkovic 1-0 
 3. GKK Sibenik 1-1 
 4. Policnik 1-1 
 5. Jazine 1-1 
 6. Trogir 1-1 
 7. Solin 1-1 
 8. Cetina 1-1 
 9. Omis Galeb 1-1 
 10. Drazen Petrovic 0-0 
 11. Vostarnica 0-1 
 12. Kastela 0-2 
Group West
 1. Crikvenica 1-0 
 2. Ghia Staff 1-0 
 3. Jadran 1-0 
 4. Kraljevica 1-0 
 5. Skrljevo 1-0 
 6. Stoja Pula 1-0 
 7. Fazana 0-1 
 8. Kastav 0-1 
 9. Otocac 0-1 
 10. Pula 1981 0-1 
 11. Rovinj 0-1 
 12. Zamet 0-1 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


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


Nymburk tab Sime Spralja - by Eurobasket News
Nymburk bolstered their frontcourt. The Czech champions have agreed on terms of contract with Sime Spralja (206-F/C-83, agency: Court Side). The Croatian centre played for KK Siroki during the last five seasons. Last season Sime Spralja tallied 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in Adriatic League. In Bosnian League the centre delivered 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per appearance. Sime Spralja earned Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honourable Mention in 2008 and 2010. Previously the centre played for Zadar. The centre was the member of Croatian National Team back in 2004. He also played for the Croatian U20 National Team. Sime Spralja was Adriatic, Croatian and Bosnian League champion.

Astrum Levice Knock BK Decin from the Ranks of Undefeated with 87-67 Victory - by Surujh Roopnarine
Last season's Slovak Extraliga champions scored another impressive victory, As Astrum Levice defeated visiting BK Decin by 20 points last night at home to kick off Round 7 of NBL play.
Though only 3-4 thru seven games, Levice have already defeated BK JIP Pardubice (5-1), Decin (5-1) and barely fell to BK Prostejov (4-1) in the season opener, 67-70.
Decin was playing without starting point guard Levell Sanders, but maintained their fine early-season form, staying with the hosts for the first 20 minutes, and headed into the locker-rooms up 36-35 at the half.
However Levice would storm into the third quarter with a renewed vigor, scoring 27 points in the third quarter while limiting Decin to just 15. Up 62-51 to start the fourth, Levice would maintain control and cruise to the comfortable 87-67 victory. Levice received strong performances from point guard Keaton Grant (193-G-86, college: Purdue) (20pts), forward Esian Henderson (203-F-86, college: Cent.Missouri) (17pts) and Sinisa Stemberger (195-G-79) (15pts). Pavel Houska (201-F-84) once again led Decin with a game-high 23 efficiency rating, scoring a team-high 20 points to go with six rebounds. Rookie American import John Boyer (185-G-88, college: Buffalo) saw his most extended playing time of the season with the absence of Sanders, and scored a personal season-high 12 points on 5-12 shooting. Decin struggled for the second consecutive game at the free-throw line, connecting on just 13-23 on the evening and dropped their season average to just 68.0% as a team (68-100).
LEVICE: Keaton Grant (20pts+5reb+5to), Esian Henderson (17pts+7reb), Sinisa Stemberger (15pts), Michael Bernard (205-C-78, college: S.Florida) (10pts+5reb)
DECIN: Pavel Houska (20pts+6reb), John Boyer (12pts), Tomas Pomikalek (10pts+7reb), Admir Alic (10pts)



Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Pavel HOUSKA
  BK Decin
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Houska, BK Decin21.4 
 2. Lowery, Chomutov20.2 
 3. Sedmak, USK Praha20.0 
 4. Bridgewaters, Inte.18.4 
 5. Henderson, Levice17.7 
 6. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.3 
 7. Stanek, Chomutov17.2 
 8. Grant, Levice16.7 
 9. Wright, Chomutov16.4 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Votroubek, USK P.8.8 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.2 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.2 
 4. Meno, Svitavy7.4 
 5. Field, BC Kolin7.2 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.2 
 7. Henderson, Levice6.8 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.7 
 9. Luettgerodt, NH O.6.3 
 10. Frana, Plzen6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha6.0 
 2. Wright, Chomutov5.6 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin5.3 
 4. Smith, BK Prost.3.8 
 5. Vrubl, Plzen3.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin3.2 
 7. Macela, Svitavy3.0 
 8. George, Svitavy3.0 
 9. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.0 
 10. Lowery, Chomutov3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava3.2 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.0 
 3. Wright, Chomutov3.0 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.7 
 5. Smith, BK Prost.2.5 
 6. Sirina, B&W Opava2.3 
 7. Grant, Levice2.3 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.2.8 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.5 
 3. Grant, Levice1.5 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.3 
 5. Jelinek, BC Kolin1.2 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Kramny, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Sedmak, USK Praha0.8 
 9. Meno, Svitavy0.8 
 10. Brlit, B&W Opava0.7 


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  DENMARK   


First Division: Amager keeps the perfect score - by Eurobasket News
Round Four of the First Division was played last weekend. Amager BK celebrated another win staying on top of the standings alone with 3-0 record. In this round Amager outplayed Lemvig on the road. It was a 64-73 victory. Lemvig was also perfect before this meeting, but they dropped to 3-1 now. In other games, Virum celebrated 70-78 road win against Koge, while Aarhus blasted Randers 103-60. Also in this round, Golstrup was better than Solrod 84-73 for 2-2 record in the league. On Sunday evening, Jonstrup won at home against ALBA 81-72. Standings can be checked below. Round Five is scheduled for the next weekend.

1st Division Standings
1. Amager BK 3-0
2. Koge BK 3-1
3. Lemvig 3-1
4. Randers 3-1
5. Glostrup 2-2
6. Virum 2-2
7. Stevnsgade 1-1
8. ALBA 1-2
9. Haderslev 1-2
10. Aarhus BF 1-3
11. Jonstrup 1-3
12. Solrod 0-3


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


Standings - 1st Division
1st Division Standings
 1. Amager BK 3-0 
 2. Koge BK 3-1 
 3. Lemvig 3-1 
 4. Randers 3-1 
 5. Glostrup 2-2 
 6. Virum 2-2 
 7. Stevnsgade 1-1 
 8. ALBA 1-2 
 9. Haderslev 1-2 
 10. Aarhus BF 1-3 
 11. Jonstrup 1-3 
 12. Solrod 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 32.4
 1. Harris, Horsens IC32.4 
 2. White, Aalborg29.8 
 3. Bishop, Aalborg27.5 
 4. Rutherford, SISU26.6 
 5. Kingsley, Svendborg25.6 
 6. Henry, Naestved22.4 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj22.3 
 8. Rasmussen, Vaerl.20.0 
 9. Phillips, Aabyhoj19.5 
 10. Bak, Horsholm18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Bishop, Aalborg13.5 
 2. Benjamin, Horsholm11.2 
 3. St.John, Horsens10.0 
 4. Phillips, Aabyhoj9.8 
 5. Gray, Bakken9.0 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj9.0 
 7. Glynn, Naestved8.8 
 8. Harris, Horsens IC8.2 
 9. Eleraky, Aalborg8.0 
 10. Kingsley, Svendbo.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 D''Mario CURRY
  Aabyhoj
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Curry, Aabyhoj5.3 
 2. Elgmork, Aalborg5.2 
 3. Sakne, Horsens IC5.0 
 4. Henry, Naestved4.2 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 6. Dennis, SISU3.8 
 7. Colman, Svendborg3.6 
 8. White, Aalborg3.6 
 9. St.John, Horsens3.4 
 10. Darboe, Svendborg3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan WHITE
  Aalborg
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. White, Aalborg3.8 
 2. Henry, Naestved3.4 
 3. Dennis, SISU2.8 
 4. Glynn, Naestved2.2 
 5. Nielsen, SISU2.2 
 6. Iversen, Bakken2.2 
 7. Plannthin, Svend.2.0 
 8. Wire, Vaerlose2.0 
 9. Curry, Aabyhoj2.0 
 10. Kristiansen, Aalb.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bishop, Aalborg2.0 
 2. Gray, Bakken2.0 
 3. Christoffers., Bak.1.8 
 4. Curry, Aabyhoj1.8 
 5. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.8 
 6. Kingsley, Svendborg1.4 
 7. Jukic, Horsholm1.2 
 8. Eleraky, Aalborg1.0 
 9. Larsen, Vaerlose1.0 
 10. Phillips, Aabyhoj0.5 


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Puerto Rico will play in Dominican Republic a two game series - by Kerwin Abreu
Puerto Rico national basketball team is heading up to the Dominican Republic National Team for a preparation game before going to the Panamerican Games in Mexico.

Puerto Rico is bringing his NBA players with the team like Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, college: FIU), Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern), Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina), Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico).

They will play 2 games, one in la Vega and the other in Haina.

Dominican Republic National Team wont have any NBA player this time due to the expensive insure they need to play.

Both team played in Argentina last month in the Pre World basketball tournament, Dominican Republic National Team was third, while Puerto Rico didnt get any medals.


For more: www.masterdeportes.com


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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 3-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 2-0 
 3. Rapla 1-1 
 4. Tln Kalev 1-1 
 5. Parnu 1-1 
 6. TTU/Kalev 1-2 
 7. Tarvas 1-2 
 8. Valga/CKE 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo19.0 
 2. Pilk, TT.18.7 
 3. Raap, Parnu17.5 
 4. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool17.5 
 5. Cunda, Va.17.3 
 6. Kurg, Tln Kalev16.5 
 7. Fedortchuk, Tln K.16.5 
 8. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.16.0 
 9. Hallik, Tarvas16.0 
 10. Kaldre, Rapla15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Ringmets, Rapla13.0 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.12.5 
 3. Cipruss, Tarvas10.3 
 4. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.10.0 
 5. Adedeji, Va.9.0 
 6. Hamarsalu, Parnu8.0 
 7. Skele, Kalev/Cramo7.0 
 8. Soo, Rapla7.0 
 9. Arnold, TT.6.7 
 10. Raadik, Tartu Uli.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Armands SKELE
  Kalev/Cramo
  (192-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Skele, Kalev/Cramo7.0 
 2. Dorbek, Tarvas4.7 
 3. Roos, Tln Kalev4.5 
 4. Karner, Parnu4.0 
 5. Kriisa, Tarvas4.0 
 6. Kurg, Tln Kalev3.5 
 7. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.3.5 
 8. Veideman, Tartu U.3.3 
 9. Pilk, TT.3.0 
 10. Parn, Rapla3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rain KARNER
  Parnu
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 2. Saage, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
 3. Cunda, Va.2.7 
 4. Kaldre, Rapla2.5 
 5. Roos, Tln Kalev2.5 
 6. Saks, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 7. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 8. Adedeji, Va.2.0 
 9. Raap, Parnu2.0 
 10. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksei FEDORTCHUK
  Tln K.
  (210-C-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Fedortchuk, Tln K.3.5 
 2. Voolaid, Parnu3.0 
 3. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 4. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.7 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
 6. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 7. Saks, Kalev/Cramo1.0 
 8. Coles, Tarvas1.0 
 9. Shaw, Tln Kalev1.0 
 10. Adedeji, Va.1.0 


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  EUROCHALLENGE   


2011 EuroChallenge: KRKA Novo Mesto of Slovenia brings the trophy back home - by Bert Larsimont

There was a lounge atmosphere at the Sleuyter Arena as only 2500 people showed up to attend the 2011 EuroChallenge Final. Both teams, Lokomotiv Kuban and KRKA Novo Mesto, played at a good rhythm and none of both was really dominating in the fist minutes of the game. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) hit a three-point shot to give his Lokomotiv team the lead 4-3 but the tough KRKA defense made the difference afterwards. After several fastbreaks, KRKA Novo Mesto was ahead 6-12 with 4:57 remaining in the first quarter when Coach Kestutis Kemzura took a first important time-out. A crucial one indeed as his team tied the game later on at 14-14 after two easy baskets by Michael Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin) and a great three by Lionel Chalmers (184-G-80, college: Xavier). After Aleksandar Dzikic's time-out for KRKA, Goran Jeretin (192-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) and Sergey Toporov (197-F-81) of Lokomotiv kept giving assists to Michael Wilkinson who was well present underneath the basket to score. A three-pointer at the last second of the first quarter even gave Lokomotiv the lead by 2 points: 20-18.

Christopher Booker (208-F/C-81, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Purdue), the only non-European player of KRKA Novo Mesto, had done a good job in the first quarter and kept doing so in the beginning of the second one. He and young Slovenian talent Zoran Dragic (196-G-89) put their team in front: 20-26. Dragic again grabbed an important rebound to make 22-30. The game turned out to be very spectacular: Alando Tucker on the Lokomotiv side (alley oop) and Christopher Booker on the KRKA side (two shots from downtown). After 28-35, the Russian team was again able to speed up and come back at 34-35. Well led by Dusan Djordjevic (195-G-83, agency: Beo Basket), KRKA re-took one larger positive margin at 34-41 but Lokomotiv on a last rush in the first half avoided a large deficit. The scoreboard showed 41-43 at the half. A big difference compared with what happened Friday night, much more points came from the bench this time for Lokomotiv: 21 on the whole. Christopher Booker of KRKA was the best scorer with 13 points in this game at half-time.

Goran Ikonic (196-G-80), the hero of Friday night, hit two three-pointers in a row to put his KRKA team ahead: 43-49. At the middle of the third quarter, the scoreboard showed 50-51. Goran Ikonic of KRKA had been forcing too many shots and the game got physically tougher and the two teams were more aggressive. Lokomotiv's key players Michael Wilkinson and Goran Jeretin even gave a 55-54 lead to their team. It was an almost perfect game as no team was willing to give up and kept scoring spectacular baskets. Booker came back on the floor for KRKA but despite his great efforts as well as the ones of Zoran Dragic and Edo Muric (202-F-91), Lokomotiv had a larger lead at the end of the third quarter: 65-61.

A time-out for KRKA at 67-63 in the beginning of the last quarter proves that it was a very strategic game played by both teams. Zoran Dragic, young brother of NBA Houston Rockets' Goran Dragic (194-G-86), kept his team alive at 69-65 with 6:30 left in this final game. Michael Wilkinson, very efficient, gave then Lokomotiv the right to be very hopeful: 72-65 to enter the moneytime. A big three by Aleksei Surovtsev of Lokomotiv was followed by one on the other side: 75-70 by Booker from long range indeed. A few seconds later, Ikonic even made 75-72 on an uneasy crucial lay-up with 3:29 left on the clock. Lokomotiv kept losing balls and turning the ball over under the Slovenian pressure and KRKA was again in front at 75-76 (Booker and Pavic inside). Dragic first and Djordjevic on a three-pointer made 75-81 with 1:04 remaining on the clock. One last time-out and last efforts by Lokomotiv did not change anything, KRKA Novo Mesto is definitely the 2011 FIBA EuroChallenge title winner thanks to a last impressive 16-0 scoring run. 77-83 is the final score! The Slovenians can cut the net as they will bring the trophy back home.

Goran Ikonic was voted MVP of the 2011 EuroChallenge Final Four.

Best scorers for Lokomotiv Kuban: Michael Wilkinson 21, Alando Tucker 10, Jeremiah Massey 11.
Best scorers for Krka Novo Mesto: Christopher Booker 20, Zoran Dragic 12, Smiljan Pavic 13, Dusan Djordjevic 8, Goran Ikonic 12.




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  EUROCUP   


Nymburk tab Sime Spralja - by Eurobasket News
Nymburk bolstered their frontcourt. The Czech champions have agreed on terms of contract with Sime Spralja (206-F/C-83, agency: Court Side). The Croatian centre played for KK Siroki during the last five seasons. Last season Sime Spralja tallied 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in Adriatic League. In Bosnian League the centre delivered 7.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per appearance. Sime Spralja earned Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honourable Mention in 2008 and 2010. Previously the centre played for Zadar. The centre was the member of Croatian National Team back in 2004. He also played for the Croatian U20 National Team. Sime Spralja was Adriatic, Croatian and Bosnian League champion.

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  EUROLEAGUE   


Papaloukas: I am having a great time at Maccabi so far - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Theodoros Papaloukas (200-PG-77, agency: FCM), a live legend for Euroleague and European Basketball in general, gave an interesting interview at the official site of the competition, expressing his impressions so far from Maccabi but also refering to his near future:
How strange does it feel wearing a yellow jersey after doing nothing but battling against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv for the last 10 years?
'It has always been great to play at Nokia Arena, even while playing against Maccabi, so imagine how much better it can be playing with Maccabi. It's a great organization with a great team history, as everybody knows, and a great coach. And for me, what was most important, is that it's one of the teams that can win the Euroleague. In the end, this is the main reason that I came to Tel Aviv.'
How did you and Maccabi find each other this summer?
'We spoke, David Blatt and I, two or three times in the summer. I told him that I only wanted to play at a really high level in order to be able to win the Euroleague. He told me what he had on his mind, and after that, we were ready to agree. The rest was easy, because I just want to keep playing basketball at the highest level.'
What were your main considerations when you decided to sign for Maccabi?
'I was only interested in two or three teams that I had on my mind, teams at a high level. Otherwise, I was not interested. When Maccabi showed up, that made it easy to decide. I repeat that the biggest factor was having a chance to win the Euroleague. Otherwise, it had no meaning for me. Playing basketball at this level was the only factor, really.'
Did you ever think over the years, before this summer, that you might play for Maccabi someday?
'You never know what things life brings up. To be honest, I never thought of playing for Maccabi. But I always enjoyed playing at Nokia Arena, even when their team was against mine, because it is a place where the fans respect basketball. If you come here on another team and play a good game, they are going to admit it and give you credit. So, for me, knowing this, I thought it was a great opportunity to have Maccabi give me a chance to play here, and I took advantage of it.'
Did you consider, before signing, that maybe Maccabi could be the last club of your career?
'You never know how things will go. For the moment, I only think of playing here and helping my team.'
Did you know David Blatt well before deciding such a big move? What is he telling you he needs from you?
'We never worked together before this, but we of course had seen each other on and off the court sometimes, and you understand from that how great and nice person he's as a coach . I have respect for him because I like some of the things he says about basketball. Hopefully, I will be able to do on the court all the things he and I spoke about, but what we said will stay between us.'
Every passer likes to have a dominant big man to pass to. How much of a factor was Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) being at Maccabi for you?
'Sofo is a great palyer and he was lucky to come here to Maccabi last year. The people here love him, the team loves him. For sure it was a factor for me to play with him again. He's not just someone I already know, but he's Greek. If I have some problem outside the court, then he will help me solve it. I always had a great relationship with Sofo and that keeps going. But I am lucky that the whole team is cool and all the players and the club help me very much. If I need something, there are people ready to solve the problems. Everything is perfect here. Everybody knows that Maccabi is a great organization, they take care of people, and that's very important for a new player. I am having a great time so far.'
You mentioned respecting Maccabi's fans: how did they treat you as a visiting player over the years?
'The main thing I remember is the Final Four in Prague, because we met with a big crowd of Maccabi fans as we were going back to Moscow after winning. I thought it would be strange, but everyone congratulated us about winning the title, said that we played a great game and wanted photos with us. Even though your team beat theirs, they understood and respected that. It was great. It made me respect them. In Greek, we have a word that doesn't exist in English: it's when somebody does something from their heart and you feel obligated toward them. That's what I felt for Maccabi fans after that.'
You are 34 years old coming into the season. You stopped playing in summers for Greece a couple years ago. Do you need to make any other adjustements for your age yet?
'I am working very hard to keep my body in shape. When you are older, you need more time to recover from the work. You have to be more careful. I have been one of the lucky ones, with no big injuries, so as long as my legs are strong, I can keep playing. I will just have to work hard. But I have time now in the summer to rest more and to work more, so it's good.'
Any thoughts of becoming a starter at this stage of your career?
'I think my role will be to come from the bench. But it's not up to me: it's up to the coach. And he has many great players. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) is playing great so far and is a great guy for this team. I hope he can stay the whole season, because for us it would be great. We have a young Israeli guy, Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87, agency: Lanshire Group), who is working hard, too. My role will be whatever the coach wants, but I expect that I'll come from the bench.'
What were you thinking when you saw your former teammates J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell), Trajan Langdon (192-G-76, agency: Alti Sport, college: Duke) and Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) - not to mention one of your new coaches, Derrick Sharp (183-PG-71, college: S.Florida) - retire this summer?
'I spoke with J.R. about it, and for sure, it's a hard decision to make. If you don't feel it, if you are mentally tired, it's hard to play. Basketball for us is enjoyment. As long as you enjoy playing, you keep going. If not, you stop. These players you mention are all great players but also great people. These guys meant a lot to the sport and to me. I had the luck to play with Marcus, J.R. and Trajan and now I get to work with Derrick. They were all great players and professionals. You can only respect their decisions.'


Courtesy of Euroleague.net




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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Hanno Mottola joining ToPo roster - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) will be 80 yo next year (2012) and Team ToPo wants to win Finnish Championship in the spring of that year. ToPo roster is on the paper pretty tough especially as NT F Hanno Mottola (209-F/C-76, college: Utah) has joined Helsinki Team recently. Mottola, 35, the only Finnish player ever in the NBA, eight times The Player of The Year in Finland, 127 times on NT roster, will start his fifth season on Finnish Top League and third season in Torpan Pojat. Last season Mottola played only six games averaging 14,7 ppg - 5,3 rpg in 24:22 mpg. The rest of the season Mottola was on injured list. Last summer Mottola was part of the 'Wolf Team' in Lithuania and now his health is again so good, that he will return back on basketball court this Wednesday, as ToPo will meet YMCA Lahti in Helsinki.

Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kataja 4-1 
 2. Kauhajoki 4-2 
 3. ToPo 3-1 
 4. Nilan Bisons 2-1 
 5. Pyrinto 2-1 
 6. Kouvot 2-2 
 7. Korihait 2-3 
 8. Salon Vilpas 2-3 
 9. KTP 1-3 
 10. LrNMKY 1-3 
 11. Namika Lahti 1-4 


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. BC Nokia 3-0 
 2. FoKoPo 3-0 
 3. Huima 2-0 
 4. Tapiolan Honka 2-0 
 5. Lapua 2-1 
 6. Oulun NMKY 2-1 
 7. SayRi 1-1 
 8. Jyvaskyla 1-2 
 9. Pyrinto II 0-2 
 10. Porvoon Tarmo 0-3 
 11. ToPo Akatemia 0-3 
 12. Ura Basket 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 27
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.27.0 
 2. Baxley, Lapua26.0 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.25.0 
 4. Graham, Huima23.0 
 5. Reed, Lapua22.5 
 6. Cooper, SayRi21.0 
 7. Williams, Lapua21.0 
 8. Mantymaa, SayRi21.0 
 9. January, BC Nokia20.0 
 10. Manning, Huima20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.0 
 2. Bojang, FoKoPo13.0 
 3. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.0 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia12.7 
 5. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.12.0 
 6. Vertio, Tapiolan.10.5 
 7. Reed, Lapua9.0 
 8. Green, Ura Basket9.0 
 9. Coleman, FoKoPo9.0 
 10. Rajala, ToPo A.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Treylon MANNING
  Huima
  (176-PG-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Manning, Huima7.0 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo6.0 
 3. Kierros, Jyvaskyla4.0 
 4. Cooper, SayRi4.0 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.3.5 
 6. Lind, Porvoon3.3 
 7. Viertola, Huima3.0 
 8. Riihela, BC Nokia3.0 
 9. Baxley, Lapua3.0 
 10. Graham, Huima3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eetu NIEMINEN
  SayRi
  (192-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nieminen, SayRi4.0 
 2. Kierros, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 3. Manning, Huima3.0 
 4. Puotila, Tapiolan.3.0 
 5. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.5 
 6. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 7. January, BC Nokia2.0 
 8. Heinonen, Pyrin.2.0 
 9. Lavastida, ToPo A.2.0 
 10. Little, Porvoon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.5 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.2.0 
 3. Townes, BC Nokia1.7 
 4. Molenius, FoKoPo1.3 
 5. Rasinaho, Pyrin.1.0 
 6. Dolenc, Tapiolan.1.0 
 7. January, BC Nokia1.0 
 8. Markkanen, Jyvas.1.0 
 9. Robinson, FoKoPo0.7 
 10. Bojang, FoKoPo0.7 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.0 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons22.0 
 3. Blue, KTP21.5 
 4. Tiedeman, LrNM.21.5 
 5. Holloway, Salon V.20.7 
 6. Brooks, Namika L.20.6 
 7. Bailey, Pyrinto19.0 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto19.0 
 9. Newson, Kataja18.8 
 10. Griffin, ToPo18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.13.8 
 2. Blue, KTP10.5 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons9.0 
 4. McDade, Nilan B.9.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto9.0 
 6. Hairston, Salon V.8.2 
 7. Hamm, LrNM.8.0 
 8. Heinonen, ToPo7.8 
 9. Newson, Kataja7.8 
 10. Davis, KTP7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja5.5 
 3. Haynes, LrNM.5.3 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait5.0 
 5. Walker, Kataja4.8 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.8 
 7. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.7 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.5 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.3 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto4.5 
 2. Sten, Kataja2.8 
 3. Haynes, LrNM.2.5 
 4. Moore, Korihait2.5 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.3 
 6. Terwilliger, Kataja2.0 
 7. Holloway, Salon V.2.0 
 8. Price, Kataja2.0 
 9. Brooks, Namika L.2.0 
 10. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Kauhajoki
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 2. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.0 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.3 
 4. Newson, Kataja1.3 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.1.2 
 6. Rainamaa, Korihait1.0 
 7. Heinonen, ToPo0.8 
 8. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.8 
 9. Heard, ToPo0.8 
 10. Davis, KTP0.8 


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  FRANCE   


ProB round 3 best performance: Ronnie Taylor (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-PG-81, agency: Court Side) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Le Portel, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, nine rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Denain (#9, 1-2) 84-74. Le Portel improved to 2-1 record. In the team's last game Taylor had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Le Portel's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of North Carolina, Greensboro star has very solid stats this year. Taylor is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.7ppg), assists (5th best: 5.7apg) and averages impressive 65.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old American Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77, agency: Court Side) of Limoges. Massie had a very good evening with a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds. Of course Limoges cruised to a 65-58 relatively comfortable win over Quimper (1-2). A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Massie is well-known at Limoges and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was Portuguese Fernando Raposo Laurencio (206-C/F-89) of Boulogne (#15). Raposo Laurencio scored 23 points. Despite Raposo Laurencio's great performance Boulogne lost 71-80 to Antibes (1-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Moses Sonko (198-F-83) of Bourg - 17 points and 14 rebounds
5. David Ramseyer (200-F/C-87) of Nantes - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Joseph Gomis (180-G-78) of Limoges - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jeff Allen (201-F/C-87) of Antibes - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Juwann James (198-F/C-87) of Denain - 16 points and 10 rebounds
9. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Chalons-Reims - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Steve Smith (200-PF-81) of Lille - 22 points and 8 rebounds

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


NM1 round 4 best performance: Cyril Guillarme (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
Center Cyril Guillarme (206-C-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Charleville, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, six rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Sorgues (#11, 2-2) 80-70. It allowed Charleville to take over top position in the NM1. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Charleville already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Guillarme had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Charleville's top player in his first season with the team. Cyril Guillarme averages this season 15.3ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Serbian Djordje Petrovic (202-F-84) of Orchy. Petrovic had a very good evening with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Of course he lead Orchy to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Le Puy (2-2) 100-68. This victory allowed Orchy to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Petrovic is a newcomer at Orchy, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was international forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-F/C-94) of CFBB (#17). Jaiteh scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Jaiteh's great performance CFBB lost 58-86 to the higher-ranked Lievin (#10, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. CFBB can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for Jaiteh he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jaiteh has individually a great season in France. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.0rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Regis Koundjia-Sindo (203-F-83) of Le Puy - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jahsha Bluntt (198-G-84) of Orchy - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Emilien Barbry (188-PG-83) of Orchy - 4 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists
7. Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84) of Brest - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Rafael Lopez (204-C-86) of Brest - 20 points and 8 rebounds
9. Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82) of Blois - 9 points and 21 rebounds
10. Jermont Horton (198-G-83) of Blois - 30 points

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)


Sean Marshall claims ProA weekly honour (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
American Sean Marshall (198-G/F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Dijon and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 26-year old swingman had the game-high 22 points adding two rebounds and five assists for Dijon in his team's victory, helping them to crush Hyeres-Toulon (0-2) with 17-point margin 92-75. Dijon has 1-1 record now. Marshall turned to be Dijon's top player in his first season with the team.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 38-year old American Rick Hughes (204-C/F-73, agency: Interperformances) of Hyeres-Toulon. Hughes impressed basketball fans with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Hyeres-Toulon lost that game 75-92 to Dijon (1-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Hughes is well-known by Hyeres-Toulon fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.0ppg (#1). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Dijon's star - American Andre Harris (201-F/C-85). Harris scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of Dijon, helping his team with a 92-75 easy win against Hyeres-Toulon (0-2).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83) of Nancy - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tony Parker (183-PG-82) of ASVEL - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
6. John Cox (195-G-81) of Le Havre - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) of Cholet - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Nic Wise (178-G-87) of Le Havre - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85) of Le Mans - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists

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


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Welcome to new season of FYROM Superleague - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Superleague started last weekend.

Feni Indistrija - Kozuv 86-72
The defending champion Feni Indistrija outplayed Kozuv in Kavadarci 86-72. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-72. Feni Indistrija forced 23 Kozuv turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Kozuv's players. Forward Vladimir Brckov (200-F-89) (200-89) fired 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian point guard Sasa Ocokoljic (183-76, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Milos Petkovic (201-91) produced 24 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian Milan Bulic added 18 points respectively for lost side. Kozuv's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kozuv will play next round against strong MZT Skopje. Feni Indistrija will try to continue on its current victory against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: M.Petkovic 24+9reb+1ast, M.Bulic 18+3reb+2ast, B.Tomasevic 12+2reb+3ast, V.Buha 6+12reb, D.Basnarkov 5+2reb+2ast, G.Glavcev 3+2reb
Feni Indistrija: D.Sokolov 18+1reb+3ast, V.Brckov 17+6reb+4ast, M.Simonovski 17+6reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 13+5reb+7ast, D.Knezevic 12+8reb+4ast, M.Gjurov 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 149317


MZT Skopje - Lirija 79-73
Visitors were defeated by MZT Skopje 79-73. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lirija won third quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Riste Stefanov (198-G-81, agency: Interperformances) top-scored in victory with 18 points. Lirija got 14 pts from Vladimir Filipovic (195-G-85).
MZT Skopje will play against Kozuv (#7) in Gergelija in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Lirija will play at home against ABA Strumica and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 149318


ABA Strumica - Torus Skopje 90-102
ABA Strumica was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 32-19 charge of Torus Skopje, which allowed them to win the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. International guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) for the winners and the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Four Torus Skopje players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Phillip Brooks (188-84, college: Langston) responded with 32 points and center Slobodanco Hadzivasilev (208-81) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Torus Skopje will meet at home Kumanovo 2009 in the next round. ABA Strumica will play against Lirija in Skopje.
Top scorers:
ABA Strumica: P.Brooks 32+4reb+1ast, J.Boswell 22+1reb, S.Hadzivasilev 14+7reb+3ast, J.Chappell 9+4reb, J.Kurciev 8+2reb, A.Ilasev 3+1ast
Torus Skopje: D.Karadzovski 36+2reb+1ast, B.Trajkovski 20+5reb+1ast, N.Karakolev 17+5reb, I.Dimcevski 16+4reb, J.Reynolds 5+5reb, B.Krstevski 4+2reb
gschID: 149319


Rabotnicki - Vardar 0-20


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 1-0 
 2. MZT Skopje 1-0 
 3. Torus Skopje 1-0 
 4. Vardar 1-0 
 5. Kumanovo 0-0 
 6. ABA Strumica 0-1 
 7. Kozuv 0-1 
 8. Lirija 0-1 
 9. Rabotnicki 0-1 


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BBC Bayreuth Bring In Dutch Coach Marco Van Den Berg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The 2011-2012 Beko BBL is still very young, but after the 4th game day, BBC Bayreuth management decided to bid farwell to Andreas Wagner and bring in Dutch coach Marco van den Berg . BBC Bayreuth are still winless and management werent happy with the development and decided to make a change. Van den Berg will join the team on October 24th and the team will be coached by Georg Kampf as they prepare for the next game against EnBW Ludwigsburg. 'Even if the season is still young, we can say that the expectations of the team weren't met yet. It was clear to see in the Wurzburg loss how unsure the team was. The short time to prepare in preseason and the injury to Kevin Hamilton are reasons for this. However In order to be able to be qualifyed to play in the league next season, the team needs to find self confidence and game enthusiasm again. We think that we need a new person for the commando bridge. We think that we have found the right man with Marco van Den Berg. We got him first for this season, but want to work long term with him. His basketball philosphy really convinced us of his abilites as well as his long list of success and recommendations from ex players and coaches', stressed BBC Bayreuth CEO Manfred Schrottner.

Van Den Berg has coached in Holland since 1996. He coached
Zwolle from 1996-1998. He then coached Eiffel Towers Nijmegen from 2000-2004. He then coached Hanzevast Capitals Groningen from 2008-2012. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Dutch Cup Finalist -02, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Champion -02, 03, 04, 10,Dutch Eredivisie Champion -03, 10, Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -04, 10, Dutch Eredivisie Semifinals -04, 09, Head Coach: Dutch National Team -06
Dutch Cup Semifinals -10, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Coach of the Year -10, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Runner-Up -11, and Dutch Eredivisie Finalist -11


Source: BBCBayreuth





The Rapid Miles Basketball Exchange With Josh Young (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Josh Young is a 23 year old 185cm guard from Saginaw, Michigan. He played at Drake from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. Last season he came to Germany and played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. He spoke to Eurobasket recently about his new team The Walter Tigers Tuebingen.

How was your summer Josh? Was there anything you could do this summer which you were unable to do the last summers?

The summer was great. I got to spend a lot of time with my family while being able to work out. I also took a mission trip
to Africa this summer. It was awesome

How does a typical JJoshua Young off season workout day look like?

Typical offseason workout involves a morning run. I like to lift weights and then do some cardio. After that, I do shooting, skill workouts, and hopefully play some 5 on 5.

What things do you still need to work on on your game?

. I'm still trying to develop high level point guard skills. Besides that, I always think I can improve every area of my game

How satisfying was it knowing already very early that the Walter Tigers Tuebingen had wanted you and thus signed you?

I was able have peace of mind this summer knowing that I had already signed with the club. I was excited that Tubingen showed so much interest early.

It is not every day that a player makes the jump from PRO B to the BEKO BBL. Do you feel a lot of pressure playing in the Beko BBL this season?

There's no pressure. I'll just play the game I've always played and look to improve every day.

Last season, you played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB) playing 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. You seemed way to good for this league, but were you still able to get something out of it?

Last season helped boost my confidence as a player. It also helped me learn how to be able to run a team early in my career and really be a leader

Have you talked to Tigers coach Igor Perovic about what your role will be? I am sure he has more planned for you then giving the starting point guard a breather?

My role this year will be to make plays, offensively and defensively. Whether its for my teammates or myself, I just want to help my team win games.

What is a strength in your game that doesnt always get noticed right away?

I think my ability to finish around the rim. I'm not the biggest guy but am crafty close to the basket.

This will be your second season in Germany. What do you like most about Germany?

The people. They are really friendly and very supportive of basketball here.

You played at Drake from 2006-2010. What is your fondest memory and story with ex teammate Adam Emmenecker?

That was such an amazing year. The 21 game win streak we had was magical but the best memory was winning the Missouri Valley Conference and Tournament.

What is your take of Ron Artest changing his name to world peace?


Ron Artest is a different type of person. Although it seems weird, its possible that his motives are pure

Many NBA players are coming over to Europe this season like Deron Williams, Jordan Farmerand others. Which guy will adjust best to Europe?

I think Deron Williams will have a big year in Turkey

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Friday

Thanks Josh for the chat.



Holcomb-Faye to MBC - by Moritz Korff
Pro A top team Mitteldeutscher BC signed Robert Holcomb-Faye (185-G-84, college: Radford) to make up for the temporary loss of Aaron Cook (186-G-83, college: Hartford), who will be sidelined with a broken bone in his left hand for up to six weeks.
MBC will be Holcomb Faye's fourth team in Germany. He already played for the Saar-Pfalz Braves, Bayreuth and Tuebingen in the past. In this past season the 27-year-old appeared in eight BBL games for Tuebingen (3.8ppg, 2.5apg) and moved to Wels of Austria in December 2010. In 16 games of the A Bundesliga he averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and a team high 6.6 assists per contest.


Willis Gardner Back In Germany Joins The BSW Sixers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Willis Gardner (185-G-86, agency: Stanley International, college: Colorado St.) is back In Germany for a third season as the BSW Sixers have signed him replacing Omar Johnson that left the team last week. Gardner is a 25 year old 185cm guard from Norristown, Pennsylvania. He played last season for the Licher Basket Baeren (PRO B) playing 24 games: 18.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 61.4%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT-2 (88.8%). 'After the departure of Omar Johnson, we were looking for a player that had experience in the second league. We wanted a guy that not only fit to us with his game but also his charachter. We had to act quickly to get a guy like Gardner who was still on the markt', stressed head coach Stephen Arigbabu. Gardner started his basketball career at Ohlone CC where he played from 2005-2007. He then played at : Colorado St. (NCAA) from 2007-2009. In 2009, he started his professional basketball career for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II (Germany-ProB, starting five): 19 games: 18.2ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-2 (7.0apg), 1.6spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 24.6%, FT: 83.8%, in May'10 moved to Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga), but DNP.Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been HS first-team all-area -04, 05, JUCO Coast Conference championship -07, JUCO first-team all-conference as well as conference MVP -07, and Eurobasket.com All-German 2. Bundesliga Pro B 2nd Team -11

Source: BSW Sixers




Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Hannover 4-0 
 2. Wulfen 4-1 
 3. Vechta 3-1 
 4. Schwelm 3-2 
 5. Dorsten 3-2 
 6. SU Medien 3-2 
 7. Stahnsdorf 3-3 
 8. Herten 2-2 
 9. Rist Wedel 2-3 
 10. Wolfenbuettel 2-3 
 11. Bayer Giants 1-3 
 12. ALBA Berlin II 0-4 
 13. Bernau 0-5 
Group South
 1. BSW Sixers 4-1 
 2. Hanau 4-1 
 3. Gotha 4-1 
 4. Leipzig 4-1 
 5. Noerdlingen 4-1 
 6. Dragons 2-2 
 7. Licher Baeren 2-3 
 8. Langen 2-3 
 9. Giessen 2-3 
 10. TSV Troester 1-4 
 11. Fraport SKY II 1-4 
 12. BG Illertal 0-5 


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Papaloukas: I am having a great time at Maccabi so far - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Theodoros Papaloukas (200-PG-77, agency: FCM), a live legend for Euroleague and European Basketball in general, gave an interesting interview at the official site of the competition, expressing his impressions so far from Maccabi but also refering to his near future:
How strange does it feel wearing a yellow jersey after doing nothing but battling against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv for the last 10 years?
'It has always been great to play at Nokia Arena, even while playing against Maccabi, so imagine how much better it can be playing with Maccabi. It's a great organization with a great team history, as everybody knows, and a great coach. And for me, what was most important, is that it's one of the teams that can win the Euroleague. In the end, this is the main reason that I came to Tel Aviv.'
How did you and Maccabi find each other this summer?
'We spoke, David Blatt and I, two or three times in the summer. I told him that I only wanted to play at a really high level in order to be able to win the Euroleague. He told me what he had on his mind, and after that, we were ready to agree. The rest was easy, because I just want to keep playing basketball at the highest level.'
What were your main considerations when you decided to sign for Maccabi?
'I was only interested in two or three teams that I had on my mind, teams at a high level. Otherwise, I was not interested. When Maccabi showed up, that made it easy to decide. I repeat that the biggest factor was having a chance to win the Euroleague. Otherwise, it had no meaning for me. Playing basketball at this level was the only factor, really.'
Did you ever think over the years, before this summer, that you might play for Maccabi someday?
'You never know what things life brings up. To be honest, I never thought of playing for Maccabi. But I always enjoyed playing at Nokia Arena, even when their team was against mine, because it is a place where the fans respect basketball. If you come here on another team and play a good game, they are going to admit it and give you credit. So, for me, knowing this, I thought it was a great opportunity to have Maccabi give me a chance to play here, and I took advantage of it.'
Did you consider, before signing, that maybe Maccabi could be the last club of your career?
'You never know how things will go. For the moment, I only think of playing here and helping my team.'
Did you know David Blatt well before deciding such a big move? What is he telling you he needs from you?
'We never worked together before this, but we of course had seen each other on and off the court sometimes, and you understand from that how great and nice person he's as a coach . I have respect for him because I like some of the things he says about basketball. Hopefully, I will be able to do on the court all the things he and I spoke about, but what we said will stay between us.'
Every passer likes to have a dominant big man to pass to. How much of a factor was Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) being at Maccabi for you?
'Sofo is a great palyer and he was lucky to come here to Maccabi last year. The people here love him, the team loves him. For sure it was a factor for me to play with him again. He's not just someone I already know, but he's Greek. If I have some problem outside the court, then he will help me solve it. I always had a great relationship with Sofo and that keeps going. But I am lucky that the whole team is cool and all the players and the club help me very much. If I need something, there are people ready to solve the problems. Everything is perfect here. Everybody knows that Maccabi is a great organization, they take care of people, and that's very important for a new player. I am having a great time so far.'
You mentioned respecting Maccabi's fans: how did they treat you as a visiting player over the years?
'The main thing I remember is the Final Four in Prague, because we met with a big crowd of Maccabi fans as we were going back to Moscow after winning. I thought it would be strange, but everyone congratulated us about winning the title, said that we played a great game and wanted photos with us. Even though your team beat theirs, they understood and respected that. It was great. It made me respect them. In Greek, we have a word that doesn't exist in English: it's when somebody does something from their heart and you feel obligated toward them. That's what I felt for Maccabi fans after that.'
You are 34 years old coming into the season. You stopped playing in summers for Greece a couple years ago. Do you need to make any other adjustements for your age yet?
'I am working very hard to keep my body in shape. When you are older, you need more time to recover from the work. You have to be more careful. I have been one of the lucky ones, with no big injuries, so as long as my legs are strong, I can keep playing. I will just have to work hard. But I have time now in the summer to rest more and to work more, so it's good.'
Any thoughts of becoming a starter at this stage of your career?
'I think my role will be to come from the bench. But it's not up to me: it's up to the coach. And he has many great players. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) is playing great so far and is a great guy for this team. I hope he can stay the whole season, because for us it would be great. We have a young Israeli guy, Yogev Ohayon (189-PG-87, agency: Lanshire Group), who is working hard, too. My role will be whatever the coach wants, but I expect that I'll come from the bench.'
What were you thinking when you saw your former teammates J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell), Trajan Langdon (192-G-76, agency: Alti Sport, college: Duke) and Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) - not to mention one of your new coaches, Derrick Sharp (183-PG-71, college: S.Florida) - retire this summer?
'I spoke with J.R. about it, and for sure, it's a hard decision to make. If you don't feel it, if you are mentally tired, it's hard to play. Basketball for us is enjoyment. As long as you enjoy playing, you keep going. If not, you stop. These players you mention are all great players but also great people. These guys meant a lot to the sport and to me. I had the luck to play with Marcus, J.R. and Trajan and now I get to work with Derrick. They were all great players and professionals. You can only respect their decisions.'


Courtesy of Euroleague.net




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  HUNGARY   


Best players of A Division round 2 - by Eurobasket News
American Muhammad El Amin (196-G/F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Albacomp and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 24-year old swingman had the game-high 35 points adding five rebounds and two assists for Albacomp in his team's victory, helping them to beat Szedeak (0-2) 72-62. Albacomp won both games so far without losing any, but it's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game El Amin had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Albacomp's top player in his first season with the team. State University of New York,Stony Brook graduate has very impressive stats this year. El Amin is in league's top in points (3rd best: 24.5ppg) and averages solid 63.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84) of Marso NYKK. Miskovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Marso NYKK lost that game 76-86 to Kormend (2-0). 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. Miskovic is a newcomer at Marso NYKK and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#9). He also registered 11.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Jonathan Jones (211-C-79, agency: TSS Management) of Jaszberenyi. Jones scored 28 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Jaszberenyi, leading his team to a 91-72 easy win against Kaposvari (0-2).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tomislav Ivosev) of Szedeak - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Rashad Bell (201-F-82) of Kormend - 25 points and 11 rebounds
6. Bryquis Perine (190-G) of ZTE KK - 24 points and 4 rebounds
7. Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84) of Atomeromu - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. LeRoy Dawson (188-G-81) of Jaszberenyi - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Balint Horti (206-F/C-89) of Jaszberenyi - 24 points and 7 rebounds
10. Stefan Fekete (188-G-86) of Marso NYKK - 20 points and 6 assists

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


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  ICELAND   


Njardvik in a good run - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Njardvik, team that lost all their experienced players after last season and is build up of a lot of youngsters from Clubs youth program and two foreigners is having a great start in the league with two big win.Last night team beat Haukar 107-91 led by Cameron Echols (203-F/C-81, college: Ball St.) with 40 points, 16 rebounds and 48 in effecience but two of the young starters Elvar Fruidriksson (1994) 22 points and 5 assist and Olafur Helgi Jonsson (1992) 18 points did real well, also Travis Holmes 21 points.
Haukar now have lost their first two games of the seasonJovanni Shuler 30 pts Orn Sigurdarson 14 for Haukar.
Snaefell 116 KR 100. As the numbers tells not a good defense played there. KR played without Ed Horton who is injured for short time.Brandon Cotton 38Quincy Hankins-Cole 25 and 17 rebounds for Snaefell.David Tairu 33 Hreggvidur Magnusson 21 for KR
Stjarna 96 Valur 78. Stjarnan did not need to work hard to take this win against Valur that did show some improvement from first game.. Justin Shouse 27 Marvin Valdimarsson 22 for Stjarnan.
Curry Collins 24 Austin Magnus Brasey 17 for Valur


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Brandon COTTON
  Snaefell
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 35.5
 1. Cotton, Snaefell35.5 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl34.0 
 3. Bartolotta, IR27.5 
 4. Tairu, KR27.0 
 5. Sovic, IR27.0 
 6. Echols, Njardvik26.0 
 7. Shouse, Stjarnan25.5 
 8. Shuler, Haukar25.0 
 9. Horton, KR24.0 
 10. Gunnarsson, Kefla.21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 16
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.16.0 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.14.5 
 3. Cole, Keflavik14.5 
 4. Hampton, Tindastoll11.5 
 5. Walkup, Fjolnir11.0 
 6. Echols, Njardvik10.5 
 7. Tratnik, Valur9.5 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Gri.9.0 
 9. Parker, Keflavik9.0 
 10. Govens, Thor Thorl9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Steinarsson, Fjoln.7.0 
 2. Watson, Grindavik7.0 
 3. O''Neal, Fjolnir6.5 
 4. Claessen, IR6.0 
 5. Gunnarsson, Kefla.6.0 
 6. Davidsson, Snaefell5.5 
 7. Hankins-Cole, Snae.5.5 
 8. Sigurgeirsso., Sna.5.5 
 9. Bullock, Grindavik5.0 
 10. Olafsson, Grindav.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Travis HOLMES
  Njardvik
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Holmes, Njardvik4.0 
 2. Shuler, Haukar3.5 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan3.5 
 4. Parker, Keflavik3.0 
 5. Dagostino, Keflavik3.0 
 6. Cothran, Stjarnan3.0 
 7. Walkup, Fjolnir2.5 
 8. Jonsson, Keflavik2.5 
 9. Miller, Tindastoll2.5 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Darnell HUGEE
  Valur
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hugee, Valur2.0 
 2. Johannsson, Tinda.1.5 
 3. Jonsson, Snaefell1.5 
 4. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.5 
 5. Bartolotta, IR1.5 
 6. Hampton, Tindastoll1.5 
 7. Ringgold, Thor Tho.1.0 
 8. Bullock, Grindavik1.0 
 9. Jonasson, IR1.0 
 10. Dagostino, Keflav.1.0 


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  INDIA   


U16 Asia Championship: China rally past India - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - India U16 64:27

China opened their U16 Asia Championship title defence with victory. They held off India in Group A encounter. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) stepped up with 15 points to lead the effort.
China went on an 8:0 run late in the opening frame to take a 16:6 lead. The defending champions limited their opponents to just 4 points in the second quarter to take a 31:10 advantage. India scored three points in the third term to face a massive 13:46 deficit before the fourth stanza. China never slowed down and rolled to a confident win at the end. Xiaopeng Guo finished with 14 points for the winners. Loveneet Ludhiana answered with 9 points for India. Bhaupur Haryana netted 6 points in the loss.

China U16: Zhou Qi 15, Xiaopeng Guo 14, Pan Ning (210-C-95) 8
India U16: Loveneet Ludhiana 9, Bhaupur Haryana 6


Indian U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
Indian U16 NT 2011
#s#
Abhishek Rai
Rai
Khusmeet Singh Atwal
Atwal
Karthickeyan Saminathan
Saminathan
Rakesh Singh
Singh
Loveneet Singh
Singh
#e#5
4 Abhishek Rai 185-G-95
5 Khusmeet Singh Atwal 178-G-95
6 Karthickeyan Saminathan 188-G-95
7 Rakesh Singh 185-G-95
8 Loveneet Singh 178-G-95
9 Sanjeev Kumar 164-PG-96
10 Narender Satyawan 167-G-96
11 Sayed Anam Ali 184-G-95
12 Akimjeet Singh Sohal 178-G-95
13 Pankaj Rathee 187-F-95
14 Ajay Pratap Singh 193-F-95
15 Satnam Singh Bhamara 216-C-95

Jai Prakash Singh Head Coach


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  INDONESIA   


U16 Asia Championship: Indonesia stun hosts in opener - by Eurobasket News
Vietnam U16 - Indonesia U16 61:75

Indonesia celebrated the first win at the 2nd Asia Championship. They prevailed against hosting Vietnam in Group D opener. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) stepped up with 18 points to pace the visitors.
Indonesia outscored the hosts 25:12 in the first quarter. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Indonesia ensured a 38:25 halftime lead. Indonesia used a 14:1 run midway through the third quarter to take a 58:33 lead. They entered the fourth frame up by as many as 23 points. Vietnam showed character cutting the deficit in the fourth stanza but never threatened the gap. Rizky Indaprasto contributed 14 points for Indonesia. Vincent Kosasih (198-C-96) added 11 points in the victory. Thong Nguyen Duy replied with 17 points for Vietnam. Jason Tran produced 12 points in the losing effort.

Vietnam U16: Thong Nguyen Duy 17, Jason Tran 12
Indonesia U16: Hans Abraham 18, Rizky Indaprasto 14, Vincent Kosasih 11


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  IRAN   


Hamed Haddadi will continue his career in Ahwaz - by Kazem Ghayem
Iranian NBA player Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) signed a contract with his hometown team Melli Haffari Ahvaz to be in his own home till the NBA league starts again.
'it's good feeling to be here in my city and play in front of our fans after long time' Haddadi said, he continued 'the money was not important for me to take this decision and i just want to be in my city and help them to grow up'.

Haddadi has one year left on his contract with NBA team -Memphis Grizzlies.


Iranian U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
Iranian U16 NT 2011
#s#
Hamed Beigiarbats
Beigiarbats
Alireza Razaghi
Razaghi
Ashkan Allahveysi
Allahveysi
Vahid Dalirzahan
Dalirzahan
Alireza Mortazavi
Mortazavi
#e#5
4 Hamed Beigiarbats 188-G-95
5 Erfan Samaei 188-G-95
6 Mahdi Jafari 200-F-96
7 Alireza Razaghi 182-G-95
8 Behnam Yakhzhali 188-G-95
9 Ashkan Allahveysi 189-F-95
10 Mohammad Yousef 206-C-96
11 Vahid Dalirzahan 198-F-95
12 Alireza Mortazavi 194-F-95
13 Shahin Vosoughi 191-G-95
14 Amirali Kamgar 202-C-95
15 Mohammad Yazdanpana 201-F-95

Abbas Aghakouchaki Head Coach


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  IRAQ   


U16 Asia Championship: Iraq narrowly lose to South Korea in Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Iraq U16 - South Korea U16 70:73

South Korea drew enjoyed the first win at the U16 Fiba Asia Championship in Vietnam. They outscored Iraqi counterparts in Group B. Nakh-yeon Kim delivered 25 points to lead the charge.
Iraq quickly surged in front in this one. They recorded a 19:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But South Korea adjusted their offence in the second frame. The Korean side unloaded 21 points to take a 34:30 halftime lead. Iraq went off the dressing room recharged. They went on an impressive 28:11 rally to ensure a comfortable 13-point lead before the fourth term. However South Korea found the way to rebound. They capped the regulation on a 13:6 run to snatch a tough win at the end. Gook-Chan Kim provided 21 points, while Yeong-Bin Yun netted 12 points in the victory. Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) answered with 21 points for Iraq. Ali Abdullhussein notched 14 points in the loss.

Iraq U16: Karrar Hamzah 21, Ali Abdullhussein 14
South Korea U16: Nakh-Yeon Kim 25, Gook-Chan Kim 21, Yeong-Bin Yun 12


Iraqi U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
4 Mohammed Abdulqaer 165-G-97
5 Saif Abdullah 185-F-95
6 Dhulfiqar Ali 185-G-96
7 Kyhan Saeed 167-PG-96
8 Bahaa Sabri 170-G-95
9 Ali Ahmed 194-F-95
10 Farid Mahdi 190-F-95
11 Ismael Ismael 195-F/C-96
12 Karrar Hamzah 187-G/F-95
13 Alaa Mohammed 180-G-97
14 Ahmed Razzaq 185-G-97
15 Ali Abdulhussein 195-F/C-97

Mohammed Jasim Mohammed Head Coach


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. 11890 Killester 3-0 
 2. DCU Saints 3-0 
 3. UCD Marian 1-2 
 4. Belfast Star 0-3 
South Conference
 1. B.Gais Neptune 3-0 
 2. UCC Demons 1-2 
 3. UL Eagles 1-2 
 4. Moycullen 0-3 


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. Cummins, Belfast22.0 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.20.0 
 5. Glover, DCU Saints19.0 
 6. Stith, UCD Marian17.5 
 7. Kinevane, UL Eagl.16.0 
 8. Quill, DCU Saints15.0 
 9. O''Sullivan, UCC D.15.0 
 10. Toner, Belfast St.14.5 
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, Moycullen11.5 
 5. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles9.7 
 7. O''Brien, 11890 K.9.5 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 9. Provizors, DCU S.9.0 
 10. Stith, UCD Marian9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagl.7.3 
 2. Clarke, 11890 K.5.5 
 3. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 4. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 5. Meany, UCD Marian4.5 
 6. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.4.0 
 8. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.3.0 
 10. Thompson, B.Gais3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.5 
 2. Jefferson, UL Ea.3.0 
 3. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 4. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.5 
 5. Madsen, 11890 K.2.5 
 6. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 7. O''Neill, 11890 K.2.0 
 8. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.0 
 9. Brazdeikis, B.Gais2.0 
 10. Hosford, UCC D.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.5 
 2. Killeen, UL Eagles3.0 
 3. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 4. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Madsen, 11890 K.1.5 
 6. Anderson, DCU S.1.5 
 7. Stith, UCD Marian1.5 
 8. Enos, Moycullen1.0 
 9. Cuffe, UCC Demons1.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 


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  ISRAEL   


Standings - BSL
Premier League Standings
 1. B.C. Habikaa 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Holon 1-0 
 3. Hapoel J-M 1-0 
 4. Ironi Ashkelon 1-0 
 5. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 6. Elitzur Netanya 0-0 
 7. Bnei Hasharon 0-1 
 8. Galil Gilboa 0-1 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 0-1 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 0-1 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-1 


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


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Jermaine HALL
  Macc.B.Y.
  (196-F-80)
  Avg: 25
 1. Hall, Macc.B.Y.25.0 
 2. Daniel, Ironi K-A24.0 
 3. Gomes, Kiryat T.24.0 
 4. Clemente, Kiryat T.24.0 
 5. Younger, Ironi K-A23.0 
 6. Marztiano, Hapoel23.0 
 7. Sanders, Hapoel Y.23.0 
 8. Hofman, Elitzur23.0 
 9. LeMelle, Hapoel A.22.5 
 10. Cornley, Lev H.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas SANDERS
  Hapoel Y.
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Sanders, Hapoel Y.17.0 
 2. Daniel, Ironi K-A16.0 
 3. Thondique, Hapoel15.5 
 4. Clemente, Kiryat T.15.0 
 5. Dunne, Ironi N.11.0 
 6. Zehavian, Ironi N.11.0 
 7. Volfer, Elitzur Ya.10.0 
 8. Jackson, Hapoel Y.10.0 
 9. Wilson, Elitzur Ya.9.0 
 10. Burns, Elitzur9.0 
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. Nanikashvili, Iron.7.0 
 4. Dunne, Ironi N.7.0 
 5. Golan, Elitzur Yav.6.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Hod H.6.0 
 7. Tolbert, Hapoel K/S6.0 
 8. Ber-Aven, Hapoel Y.5.5 
 9. Sztarkman, Hapoel5.5 
 10. Nanikashvili, Iro.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Avi NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.5.0 
 2. Johnson, Hapoel K.5.0 
 3. Gomes, Kiryat T.5.0 
 4. Miller, Macc.B.Y.5.0 
 5. Clemente, Kiryat T.4.0 
 6. Sanders, Hapoel Y.4.0 
 7. Segev, Kiryat Tivon3.0 
 8. Johnson, Hod H.3.0 
 9. Davidi, Ironi R.2.5 
 10. Sukar, Hod Hasha.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. Daniel, Ironi K-A3.0 
 4. Younger, Ironi K-A3.0 
 5. Skjoldebrand, Hapo.2.0 
 6. Thondique, Hapoel2.0 
 7. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 8. Jackson, Hapoel Y.1.5 
 9. Hall, Macc.B.Y.1.5 
 10. Ben-Zvi, Hapoel Y.1.5 


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  ITALY   


Virtus Roma close to get Andrea Bargnani - by Eurobasket News
According to Italian media, Virtus Roma is close to get Andrea Bargnani (209-F/C-85) during the NBA lockout. Reportedly, the team managed to find a main sponsor who will help them to close this deal. If that happens, Bargnani will return to Serie A after five years. Andrea Bargnani moved to the NBA in 2006 from Benetton Treviso. He was No.1 pick at the NBA Draft. Last season Bargnani exploded with 21.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 1.8 apg for 66 games with Toronto Raptors. It was his best season so far. Andrea Bargnani played for the Italian NT this year in Lithuania. He had 22.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 1.6 bpg for 5 games. Barnani ended as No.2 in scoring and was named Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Honorable Mention -11. Italy was not able to reach the second stage.

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  JAPAN   


U16 Asia Championship: Japan outmuscle Saudi Arabia - by Eurobasket News
Japan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 86:36

Japan victoriously opened 2nd Fiba Asia Championship in Vietnam. They overcame Saudi Arabia in Group C opener. Taisei Shirato scored 18 points to lead the winners.
Japan quickly jumped in front. They registered a 20:8 lead after ten minutes of action. The margin grew at 26-point mark 43:17. Japan maintained the lead easily throughout the second half. They built a 35-point buffer at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Keita Shinkawa, Yasunori Aoki and Yudai Baba accounted for 11 points each for Japan. Saleh Hansawi responded with 13 points for Saudi Arabia. Abdulaziz Sakar netted 9 points in the losing effort.

Japan U16: Taisei Shirato 18, Keita Shinkawa 11, Yasunori Aoki 11, Yudai Baba 11
Saudi Arabia U16: Saleh Hansawi 13, Abdulaziz Sakar 9


JBL Round 2: Mitsubishi Dolphins beat Panasonic Trians by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in JBL.

The most exciting game of round 2 in the JBL took place in Nagoya. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Panasonic Trians (2-3) to fifth ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (2-3) 80-78 in the game for the fifth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Panasonic Trians. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 47-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Power forward Jun Uzawa (197-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Panasonic Trians. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains fifth position with 2-3 record, which they share with Panasonic T. Mitsubishi Dolphins is looking forward to face higher ranked Hokkaido L. (#4) in Saporro in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Panasonic Trians' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Osaka Hitachi Sunrockers.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (3-2) against fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (3-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Aishin Sea Horses were defeated by Hokkaido L. in a tough game in Saporro 65-73. American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Mamadou Diouf chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Hokkaido L. moved-up to third place, which they share with Aishin SH. Hokkaido L. will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (3-2) which played road game in Saporro against one of their biggest challengers Hokkaido L. (3-2). Second ranked Aishin Sea Horses managed to get a 8-point victory 89-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hokkaido L.. J.R. Sakuragi notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists by Mamadou Diouf did not help to save the game for Hokkaido L.. Despite that victory Aishin Sea Horses went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with defeated Hokkaido L. Aishin Sea Horses will meet Tochigi Brex (#7) on the road in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya and hope to secure a win.
The game in Kanagawa was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (3-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (0-4). Hitachi Sunrockers defeated Toshiba Thunders 75-62. The best player for the winners was Christian Maraker who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to second place. Toshiba Thunders at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Osaka to the arena Panasonic Trians.
The game in Kanagawa supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (3-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (0-4). Hitachi Sunrockers smashed Toshiba Thunders 89-42 on Friday. Jamar Smith orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 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. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to second place. Loser Toshiba Thunders still closes the standings with four games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Osaka to the arena Panasonic Trians.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 2: winless Tochigi Brex lost to undefeated Toyota Alvark on the road 49-80. Mitsubishi DD was destroyed by Panasonic T. on its own court 71-91. Winless Tochigi Brex lost to undefeated Toyota Alvark in Fuchu 66-94.
The most impressive performance of 2nd round was 18 points and 15 rebounds by Charles O'Bannon of Panasonic T..


Toshiba BT - Hitachi SR 62-75

The game in Kanagawa was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (3-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (0-4). Hitachi Sunrockers defeated Toshiba Thunders 75-62. The guests were ahead by 8 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 32-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Swedish forward Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and the former international swingman Shohei Kikuchi (190-85) added 16 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: F.Nishimura 22+2ast, C.Maraker 19+9reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 14+11reb+4ast, T.Sakai 6+3reb+2ast, H.Kashiwakura 5+2reb+9ast, J.Smith 4
Toshiba BT: C.Moss 20+11reb+2ast, S.Kikuchi 16+1reb+1ast, R.Shinoyama 7+4reb+2ast, S.Merritt 7+3reb, Y.Kagami 6, Y.Kuwahara 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 137398


Mitsubishi DD - Panasonic T. 80-78

The most exciting game of round 2 in the JBL took place in Nagoya. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Panasonic Trians (2-3) to fifth ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (2-3) 80-78 in the game for the fifth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Panasonic Trians. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 47-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Power forward Jun Uzawa (197-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) added 17 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Panasonic Trians. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains fifth position with 2-3 record, which they share with Panasonic T.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: J.Uzawa 18+8reb+2ast, R.Hale 17+5reb+3ast, K.Igarashi 12+5reb+6ast, K.Nakagawa 10+3reb+2ast, A.Minatoya 7+3reb+1ast, B.Allen 6+6reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 23+7reb, C.O'Bannon 17+9reb+1ast, K.Hirose 13+3reb, F.Aono 11+6reb+1ast, H.Watanabe 8+1reb+5ast, A.Custis 4+8reb
gschID: 137399


Hokkaido L. - Aishin SH 73-65

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (3-2) against fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (3-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Aishin Sea Horses were defeated by Hokkaido L. in a tough game in Saporro 65-73. It looked good early as Aishin Sea Horses took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hokkaido L. had a 26-15 second period charge getting the lead and Aishin Sea Horses were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-73. They outrebounded Aishin Sea Horses 43-24 including 32 on the defensive glass. American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Anthony Richardson (201-83, college: Florida St., agency: TSS Management) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: D.Noguchi 15+6reb+1ast, T.Orimo 14+4reb+4ast, J.Lewis 14+12reb+5ast, M.Diouf 13+7reb+4ast, T.Klette 11+6reb, R.Sakurai 4+2reb+1ast
Aishin SH: T.Furukawa 18+1reb, J.Sakuragi 15+10reb+4ast, S.Kashiwagi 12+1reb+4ast, A.Richardson 11+11reb+1ast, S.Asayama 4+2ast, H.Omiya 3
gschID: 137400


Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 80-49

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Toyota Alvark (4-0) crushed bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex (0-4) in Fuchu 80-49 on Saturday. The game without a history. Toyota Alvark led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Toyota Alvark outrebounded Tochigi Brex 51-32 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tochigi Brex was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Masaharu Kataoka (190-85) replied with 13 points and international forward Tomoo Amino (196-80) added 10 points in the effort for Tochigi Brex. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Toyota Alvark have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: J.Gibbs 18+8reb+1ast, K.Takeuchi 12+9reb+1ast, Y.Okada 11+2reb+2ast, P.Ricci 9+5reb, T.Watanabe 8+1ast, M.Takahashi 7+8reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: M.Kataoka 13+4reb+3ast, K.Takeda 11+2reb, T.Amino 10+4reb+1ast, Y.Tabuse 4+4ast, D.Yamada 3+7reb+1ast, R.Anzai 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137401


Mitsubishi DD - Panasonic T. 71-91

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 5th ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (2-3) were smashed by sixth ranked Panasonic Trians (2-3) in Nagoya 91-71 on Sunday. Panasonic Trians made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game, while Mitsubishi Dolphins only scored six points from the stripe. Mitsubishi Dolphins were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Five Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. American center Byron Allen (201-81, college: Northwestern St., agency: Dream Hoops) replied with 8 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) added 10 points in the effort for Mitsubishi Dolphins.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 22+1reb, C.O'Bannon 18+15reb, K.Hirose 14+5reb+2ast, T.Onishi 12+1reb+1ast, H.Watanabe 10+3ast, F.Aono 7+3reb
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 10+3reb+2ast, K.Nakagawa 9+1reb+3ast, Z.Abe 9+1ast, Y.Ueta 8+3reb, B.Allen 8+12reb, A.Minatoya 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 137402


Toshiba BT - Hitachi SR 42-89

The game in Kanagawa supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (3-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (0-4). Hitachi Sunrockers smashed Toshiba Thunders 89-42 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Hitachi Sunrockers. Toshiba Thunders was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitachi Sunrockers dominated on the defensive end, holding Toshiba Thunders to just 7 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Toshiba Thunders' 28. Hitachi Sunrockers had a 37-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Swedish forward Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) contributed with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) replied with 6 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Shohei Kikuchi (190-85) added 8 points in the effort for Toshiba Thunders. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hitachi Sunrockers moved-up to second place.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 15+6reb, J.Smith 14+8reb+2ast, T.Sato 12+3reb, J.Kano 10+1reb+1ast, F.Nishimura 8+1reb+4ast, C.Maraker 8+10reb+4ast
Toshiba BT: Y.Uda 10+1reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 8+4reb, C.Moss 6+9reb, Y.Miyanga 4+2reb, S.Merritt 4+6reb, Y.Yamashita 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 153096


Hokkaido L. - Aishin SH 81-89

An interesting game for Aishin Sea Horses (3-2) which played road game in Saporro against one of their biggest challengers Hokkaido L. (3-2). Second ranked Aishin Sea Horses managed to get a 8-point victory 89-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hokkaido L.. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hokkaido L. won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Hokkaido L. outrebounded Aishin Sea Horses 38-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Aishin Sea Horses made 7 blocks. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Anthony Richardson (201-83, college: Florida St., agency: TSS Management) supported him with 17 points and 5 blocks. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists by Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) did not help to save the game for Hokkaido L.. German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) added 22 points for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: T.Furukawa 18, A.Richardson 17+4reb+3ast, J.Sakuragi 16+12reb+1ast, H.Omiya 11, S.Asayama 11+3reb+4ast, H.Ryoma 7+1reb+2ast
Hokkaido L.: T.Klette 22+4reb+1ast, M.Diouf 14+13reb+5ast, T.Orimo 12+2reb+4ast, R.Sakurai 9+7reb+2ast, J.Lewis 9+4reb, D.Noguchi 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 137396


Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex 94-66

Very predictable result when top-ranked Toyota Alvark (4-0) rolled over bottom-ranked Tochigi Brex (0-4) in Fuchu 94-66 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Tochigi Brex was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tochigi Brex 44-30 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lamar Rice (203-82, college: Georgetown, KY) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Masaharu Kataoka (190-85) added 16 points in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: Y.Okada 21+2reb+1ast, J.Gibbs 19+8reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 13+11reb+1ast, P.Ricci 9+5reb+3ast, T.Shonaka 8+1reb+4ast, T.Watanabe 7+2reb+1ast
Tochigi Brex: M.Kataoka 16+2reb+1ast, L.Rice 13+7reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 8+1reb, K.Takeda 7+2reb+2ast, T.Newton 6+1reb+3ast, R.Anzai 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137397




Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Chiba Jets 2-0 
 2. Sendai 89ers 2-0 
 3. Niigata Albirex 2-2 
 4. Yokohama 2-2 
 5. Akita NH 1-1 
 6. Saitama Bron. 1-1 
 7. Shinshu BW 1-1 
 8. Toyama Grouses 1-1 
 9. Hamamatsu P. 1-3 
 10. Iwate Big Bulls 0-2 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 2-0 
 2. Osaka Evessa 2-0 
 3. Shimane SM 2-0 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 1-1 
 5. Oita H.Devils 1-1 
 6. Kyoto Hannar. 1-1 
 7. Fukuoka Rizing 0-2 
 8. Miyazaki SS 0-2 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-2 


Parker's double-double lands him BJ League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
30-year old forward Michael Parker (202-F-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Shimane SM and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Miyazaki SS (#8, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 75-66. Shimane SM is placed at 3rd position in BJ League. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Shimane SM won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Parker had a remarkable 61.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Shimane SM's top player in his first season with the team. Evergreen State College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Parker is in league's top in points (8th best: 22.0ppg) and averages solid 55.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Reggie Okosa (208-F/C-80, agency: VVG Sports) of top-ranked Okinawa GK. He is Nigerian-American forward in his first season at Okinawa GK. In the last game Okosa recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Okinawa GK cruised to a 105-97 relatively comfortable win over Fukuoka Rizing (0-2). 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. Okosa is a newcomer at Okinawa GK and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.0ppg (#6). He also registered 10.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Lance Allred (211-C-81, agency: SportsTalent) of Kyoto Hannar. (#6). Allred scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kyoto Hannar., leading his team to a 72-70 win against Shiga L-Stars (1-1). Kyoto Hannar. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Allred has a very solid season. In 2 games in Japan he scored 13.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maurice Hargrow (193-G-83) of Chiba Jets - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Carlos Dixon (201-G/F-81) of Fukuoka Rizing - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Narito Namizato (175-G-89) of Okinawa GK - 24 points and 9 assists
7. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80) of Akita NH - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Devin Searcy (208-F/C-89) of Toyama Grouses - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Lynn Washington (200-F-78) of Osaka Evessa - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Rick Rickert (211-F-83) of Kyoto Hannar. - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 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)


BJ League Round 3 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
BJ League Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.The most impressive stats of the last round was 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by Maurice Hargrow of Chiba Jets.

Shiga L-Stars - Kyoto Hannar. 78-54

There was a change at the BJ League leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kyoto Hannar. (1-1). They were crushed by eighth ranked Shiga L-Stars (1-1) 78-54 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Shiga L-Stars. Kyoto Hannar. managed to win second period 12-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kyoto Hannar. to just 6 points in third quarter. It was a great evening for American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) helped adding 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota, agency: SportsTalent) with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import center Lance Allred (211-81, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) scored 9 points and 10 rebounds. Shiga L-Stars left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Kyoto Hannar. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Shiga L-Stars will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Oita Heat Devils at home.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: R.Rickert 13+11reb, L.Allred 9+10reb, N.Nakamura 8+2reb, Y.Inoue 7+1reb, T.Kawabe 6+2ast, L.Cummard 5+6reb+1ast
Shiga L-Stars: D.Gomez Camargo 19+8reb+1ast, R.Nixon 19+9reb+1ast, J.Peppers 15+6reb+4ast, Y.Okada 10+4reb+5ast, J.Ashby 8+5reb, T.Fujiwara 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141865


Osaka Evessa - Takamatsu FA 80-60

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-2) was crushed on the road by leader Osaka Evessa (2-0) 80-60 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Osaka Evessa. Takamatsu FA was better in third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Osaka Evessa held Takamatsu FA to an opponent 23.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Osaka Evessa made 13 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Lavell Payne (203-85, college: Cent.Florida) helped adding 12 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Paul Butorac (208-83, college: E.Washington) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and STVn center Nyika Williams (203-87, college: Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Osaka Evessa keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Takamatsu FA still closes the standings with two games lost. Osaka Evessa will face league's leader Okinawa GK at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Takamatsu FA will play against Shimane Magic (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: N.Williams 19+11reb, P.Butorac 16+16reb+1ast, M.Nunnally 9+12reb+1ast, M.Suzuki 6+1reb, S.Takada 3+4reb+2ast, H.Kikuchi 3+2reb
Osaka Evessa: L.Washington 16+12reb+6ast, C.Aoki 16+2reb+2ast, L.Payne 12+12reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 9+6reb+2ast, S.Takeda 7+1reb+1ast, S.Konno 6+1reb
gschID: 141866


Fukuoka Rizing - Okinawa GK 82-93

The game in Fukuoka was also quite interesting. Leader Okinawa GK (2-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (0-2). Okinawa GK defeated Fukuoka Rizing 93-82 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Fukuoka Rizing was better in fourth quarter 27-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Okinawa GK looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: VVG Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Narito Namizato (175-89) helped adding 19 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M - C.C., agency: VVG Sports) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Five Okinawa GK and four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Okinawa GK keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Fukuoka Rizing still closes the standings with two games lost. Okinawa GK will face league's second-placed Osaka Evessa on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Miyazaki Shining Suns (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: K.Palmer 16+5reb+1ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 16+1reb+3ast, G.Hamilton 15+12reb+2ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 15+3reb+1ast, G.Inman 7+10reb+1ast, M.Kano 6
Okinawa GK: N.Namizato 19+4reb+5ast, N.Kosuge 16+4reb+3ast, R.Okosa 15+14reb+4ast, J.Newton 14+10reb+1ast, A.McHenry 14+1reb+8ast, D.Larkai 11+2reb
gschID: 141867


Miyazaki SS - Shimane SM 78-83

Rather predictable result when leader Shimane Magic (2-0) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (0-2) 83-78 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Shimane Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Miyazaki Shining Suns' 34. They outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 39-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) helped adding 15 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The best for the losing side was American swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) with 23 points and 9 rebounds and guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) scored 16 points. Five Shimane Magic and four Miyazaki Shining Suns players scored in double figures. Shimane Magic keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Miyazaki Shining Suns still closes the standings with two games lost. Shimane Magic will face Takamatsu FA (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Fukuoka Rizing and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 23+9reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 16+2reb+3ast, L.Witcher 12+3reb+1ast, I.Harris 10+4reb, D.Dora 7+6reb+3ast, O.Shinnosuke 4+1ast
Shimane SM: R.Golson 21+12reb+1ast, M.Parker 15+7reb+1ast, T.Yokoo 13+4reb+4ast, B.Puckett 11+2reb, E.Yamamoto 10+1reb+10ast, J.Davis 10+10reb
gschID: 141868


Akita NH - Oita H.Devils 50-82

Undefeated Akita Happinets (1-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were rolled over by seventh ranked Oita Heat Devils (1-1) 82-50. The game without a history. Oita Heat Devils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Naoto Takushi (182-81) accounted for 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side. Four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. Dutch-American power forward Stanley Ocitti (203-80, college: Binghamton) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Kenny Taylor (192-82, college: Texas) added 7 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Akita Happinets in the defeat. Oita Heat Devils left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Akita Happinets. Oita Heat Devils will play against Shiga L-Stars (#4) on the road in the next round. Akita Happinets will play against Iwate Big Bulls to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: Y.Kikuchi 14+1reb, S.Ocitti 13+13reb, M.Gardener 7+6reb+4ast, K.Taylor 7+8reb+4ast, K.Shoji 4+1reb, Y.Kato 3+6reb
Oita H.Devils: W.White 28+14reb+4ast, M.Lottich 14+9reb+3ast, N.Takushi 13+8reb+8ast, T.Cummings 12+14reb+3ast, Z.Atkinson 8+3reb, K.Mitomo 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141861


Niigata Albirex - Toyama Grouses 85-75

Toyama Grouses (#5) were upset in Niigata by eighth ranked Niigata Albirex 85-75. It looked good early as Toyama Grouses took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Niigata Albirex had a 23-19 second period charge getting the lead and Toyama Grouses were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-85. Niigata Albirex had a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Dwight Gordon (188-88, college: Biola, CA) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Masashi Joho (183-82) answered with 21 points and American power forward Devin Searcy (208-89, college: Dayton, agency: Pro One Sports) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Toyama Grouses. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Niigata Albirex (2-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Yokohama. Toyama Grouses at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 21+3reb+2ast, B.Harper 13+4reb+3ast, I.Brown 13+6reb+1ast, H.Johnson 10+4reb, D.Searcy 10+11reb+2ast, T.Mito 5+4reb+6ast
Niigata Albirex: D.Gordon 18+3reb+3ast, N.Murry 17+4reb+4ast, Y.Ikeda 14+4reb+2ast, J.Keefe 9+9reb, K.Sato 7+4reb+3ast, E.Maxey 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 141862


Saitama Bron. - Yokohama 90-76

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Yokohama (2-2) against ninth ranked Saitama Broncos (1-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Yokohama was defeated by Saitama Broncos in Saitama 90-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Yokohama. The game was mostly controlled by Saitama Broncos. Yokohama managed to win third quarter 28-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saitama Broncos made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Saitama Broncos made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Yuki Kitamuki (184-85) chipped in 18 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Marcus Simmons (198-88, college: USC) who recorded 21 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Masayuki Kabaya (183-82) added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively. Four Yokohama players scored in double figures. Saitama Broncos left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Yokohama at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Niigata Albirex. Saitama Broncos will meet Shinshu BW (#7) in the next round. Yokohama will play against the league's leader Chiba Jets (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yokohama: M.Simmons 21+5reb+2ast, M.Kabaya 14+5reb+8ast, P.Faye 11+3reb+1ast, J.Burrell 10+4reb+4ast, K.Yamada 9+7reb+3ast, C.McFarland 8+4reb+1ast
Saitama Bron.: J.Flowers 25+8reb+2ast, Y.Kitamuki 18+3reb+6ast, J.Humphrey 15+7reb+1ast, G.Hughes 8+9reb+1ast, M.Haraguchi 6, K.Satterfield 6+6reb+9ast
gschID: 141863


Hamamatsu P. - Chiba Jets 73-82

Not a big story in a game in Mikawa where 7th ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (1-3) was defeated by leader Chiba Jets (2-0) 82-73 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 30-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) who led his team to a victory scoring 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) helped adding 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Dynamics Global Management) with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St., agency: ACMT) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending champion Hamamatsu Phoenix dropped to the ninth place with three games lost. Chiba Jets will face Yokohama (#4) in the next round. Hamamatsu Phoenix will play against the league's second-placed Sendai 89ers (#2).
Top scorers:
Hamamatsu P.: W.Arnold 16+5reb, J.Parmer 12+9reb+5ast, J.Dixon 9+3reb+4ast, Y.Shiina 8+1reb+1ast, J.Peters 8+8reb+3ast, S.Nakanishi 7+2reb
Chiba Jets: M.Hargrow 33+8reb+3ast, J.Staten 22+12reb+5ast, T.Ishida 12+3reb+1ast, G.Moliva 4+2reb, G.Leach 4+4reb+2ast, T.Kensuke 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141864




BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka28.0 
 2. Hargrow, Chiba J.27.5 
 3. White, Oita H.25.5 
 4. Namizato, Okina.24.0 
 5. Flowers, Saitama23.5 
 6. Okosa, Okinawa GK23.0 
 7. Dixon, Fukuoka Riz.22.0 
 8. Parker, Shimane SM22.0 
 9. Roberts, Shins.22.0 
 10. Lyons, Miyazaki21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. White, Oita H.14.0 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH13.5 
 3. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.5 
 4. Washington, Osaka12.0 
 5. Nunnally, Takamats.11.5 
 6. Staten, Chiba Jets11.5 
 7. Roberts, Shins.11.5 
 8. Cummings, Oita H.11.5 
 9. Rickert, Kyoto H.11.0 
 10. Butorac, Takamat.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.10.5 
 2. Namizato, Okina.9.0 
 3. Satterfield, Saita.7.5 
 4. Saito, Shinshu BW6.0 
 5. Gardener, Akita NH6.0 
 6. McHenry, Okina.6.0 
 7. Takushi, Oita H.5.0 
 8. Hamilton, Fukuok.5.0 
 9. Murry, Niigata5.0 
 10. Kabaya, Yokohama4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Reggie OKOSA
  Okinawa GK
  (208-F/C-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. Okosa, Okinawa GK5.0 
 2. Nakanishi, Fukuok.4.0 
 3. Staten, Chiba Jets3.5 
 4. Hamilton, Fukuok.3.0 
 5. Simmons, Yokohama2.8 
 6. Fitzgerald, Sendai2.5 
 7. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.5 
 8. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.3 
 9. Humphrey, Saitama2.0 
 10. Dixon, Fukuoka Ri.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Blackledge, Osaka5.0 
 2. Singleton, Sendai4.0 
 3. Ashby, Shiga L.3.5 
 4. Hughes, Shinshu BW3.0 
 5. Flowers, Saitama3.0 
 6. Davis, Shimane SM3.0 
 7. Marshall, Osaka E.2.5 
 8. Dukes, Sendai 89e.2.5 
 9. Brown, Toyama G.2.5 
 10. Ocitti, Akita NH2.0 


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  KUWAIT   


Kuwait clinched Bronze in Riffa - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait clinched Bronze in Riffa at the 1st GCC Games. The team needed an important 75:68 victory over Saudi Arabia to tie both records at 3-2. Due to the better percentage Kuwait finished third, Saudi Arabia is fourth, while United Arab Emirates with the same record finished second.
Kuwait won the first period over Saudi Arabia 19-14 and had 35:29 halftime advantage.


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  LATVIA   


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. Ozols, Jurmala16.0 
 8. Strupovics, Jelgava16.0 
 9. Mediss, Turiba16.0 
 10. Mayo, Liepaja15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sims, VEF Riga11.0 
 2. Vitas, Liepaja9.0 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava9.0 
 4. Dargais, LU9.0 
 5. Willard, Ventspils8.7 
 6. Kalve, Valmiera8.5 
 7. Osins, LU7.5 
 8. Duselis, Jelgava7.0 
 9. Andriukaitis, Liep.7.0 
 10. Berzins, Ventspils7.0 
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. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.5 
 6. Young, Ventspils3.3 
 7. Vaikulis, Jurmala3.0 
 8. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.0 
 9. Bertans, VEF Riga3.0 
 10. Ozols, Jurmala3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jevgenijs KOSUSKINS
  Jurmala
  (200-F-77)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kosuskins, Jurmala4.0 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 3. Peiners, LU3.5 
 4. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava3.0 
 6. Liepa, Jurmala2.0 
 7. Pinete, Jurmala2.0 
 8. Rubenis, LU1.5 
 9. Virsis, Valmiera1.5 
 10. Lucas, Valmiera1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  VEF Riga
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cain, VEF Riga1.0 
 2. Justovics, Jelgava1.0 
 3. Bertans, VEF Riga1.0 
 4. Krumins, Jelgava1.0 
 5. Senkans, Jelgava1.0 
 6. Willard, Ventspils0.7 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera0.5 
 8. Rudmiezis, Turiba0.5 
 9. Dilevka, Turiba0.5 
 10. Davis, Valmiera0.5 


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 3-0 
 2. VEF Riga 1-0 
 3. Valmiera 1-1 
 4. LU 1-1 
 5. Turiba 1-1 
 6. U18 0-0 
 7. Jelgava 0-1 
 8. Jurmala 0-1 
 9. Liepaja 0-2 


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


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  LEBANON   


U16 Asia Championship: Lebanon thrash Uzbekistan in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
Lebanon U16 - Uzbekistan U16 108:21

Lebanon opened their U16 Asia Championship campaign in style. They rallied past Uzbekistan in Group B. Jimmy Salem stepped up with 25 points to top-score for the winners.
It was all over for Uzbekistan in the first half. Lebanon limited their opponents to just 5 points in the first 20 minutes to establish a comfortable 57:5 lead. Lebanon stayed aggressive defensively in the second half. They erupted for 29 points in the third quarter to pile up a 67-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Lebanon did not slow down in the fourth frame cruising to the victory at the end. Ezzat El Kaissi recorded 15 points, while Marc Kourjan added 13 points in the winning case. Farrukhjon Muratov responded with 8 points for Uzbekistan.

Lebanon U16: Jimmy Salem 25, Ezzat El Kaissi 15, Marc Kourjan 13
Uzbekistan U16: Farrukhjon Muratov 8


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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Fernando MARTINEZ
  Malvin
  (170-PG-79)
  Avg: 21
 1. Martinez, Malvin21.0 
 2. Vieira, Pinheiro.20.0 
 3. Romero, Cent.Apure18.0 
 4. Garcia Moral., Big.17.7 
 5. Giovannoni, BRB/B.17.7 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras17.3 
 7. Ribeiro, BR.17.3 
 8. Salas Flores, Orgu.16.7 
 9. Guillent, Orgullo16.0 
 10. Ortiz, Orgullo Pa.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Guilherme GIOVANNONI
  BRB/B.
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Giovannoni, BRB/B.9.7 
 2. Smith, Malvin9.0 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 4. Romero, Cent.Apure8.7 
 5. Rodriguez, Pinhei.8.3 
 6. Jeffries, Malvin8.3 
 7. Devaughn, Amistad8.3 
 8. Salas Flores, Orgu.7.7 
 9. Newsome, Malvin7.7 
 10. Myvett, Amistad7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  BRB/B.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dos Santos, BRB/B.8.0 
 2. Langsdorff, BRB/B.6.0 
 3. Martinez, Malvin5.7 
 4. Figueroa, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Farias, Cent.Apure5.0 
 6. Jeffries, Malvin5.0 
 7. Fitipaldo, Malvin4.7 
 8. Guillent, Orgullo4.3 
 9. Osimani, Obras4.3 
 10. Vieira, Pinheiro.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Keith ACOSTA
  Amistad
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Acosta, Amistad3.3 
 2. Ribeiro, BR.2.7 
 3. Devaughn, Amistad2.7 
 4. Langsdorff, BRB/B.2.3 
 5. Rodriguez, Pinhei.2.0 
 6. Mazzaro, Obras1.7 
 7. Pinto, Pinheiro.1.7 
 8. Fitipaldo, Malvin1.7 
 9. Stallworth, Pinhei.1.7 
 10. Figueroa, Pinheir.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Antoine BROXSIE
  Cent.Apure
  (209-F-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Broxsie, Cent.Apure3.0 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 3. Morro, Pinheiro.1.3 
 4. Bonilla, Orgullo1.3 
 5. de Souza, BRB/B.1.0 
 6. Devaughn, Amistad1.0 
 7. Reis, BR.1.0 
 8. Myles, Malvin1.0 
 9. Gutierrez, Obras0.7 
 10. Romero, Cent.Apure0.7 


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. Malvin 3-0 
 2. BRB/Brasilia 2-1 
 3. Cent.Apure 1-2 
 4. Amistad 0-3 
Group C
 1. Atenas 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. UTE 0-0 


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  LITHUANIA   


CSKA beats Zalgiris in Euroleague regular season opener - by Eurobasket News
Group B

Zalgiris - CSKA 74-87
CSKA Moscow never trailed as it unveiled its new roster and shined bright en route to an impressive 74-87 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Opening Game Monday at Zalgirio Arena. In his first Euroleague action in a decade, Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) teamed with former Euroleague MVP Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) to pepper the opening game record book, while Alexey Shved came through with a Euroleague career-high 19 points. Kirilenko finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks to set a new standard for performance index rating in the opening game with 37. He also now has the second most rebounds and blocks in opening game history. Milos Teodosic amassed 16 points and 8 assists for CSKA to tie former teammate Theo Papaloukas for the most dishes in the opening game. Former Zalgiris player Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) added 12 points in 13 minutes and Nenad Krstic (214-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) scored 11 over the winners. CSKA jumped ahead early and led by 12 after a Shved triple to open the second quarter. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) led Zalgiris on an 11-0 charge to get back in the game, but the hosts never took the lead and Teodosic and Lavrinovic had CSKA up 31-44 by halftime. And Zalgiris never fully recovered. DeJuan Collins paced Zalgiris with 18 points and 4 assists and Sonny Weems scored 16 in his Euroleague debut. At halftime, Euroleague all-time leading scorer Marcus Brown, who announced his retirement last week, was honored by both teams. *Courtesy of Euroleague


G.Jeretin out from Lietuvos Rytas - by Evaldas Ceilytkas
Lietuvos Rytas cut out Montenegrian point guard Goran Jeretin (192-G-79, agency: Beo Basket). He played for Lietuvos Rytas for about one month while another point guard Aleksandr Rasic was recovering from injury. Experienced guard Goran Jeretin played two games in Lithuanian league and averaged 3.0ppg and 3.0apg. In VTB United league his performance was similar: 3.3ppg, 1.3apg. Goran Jeretin played for Monetengro taem in European championship this year. He was inportant player in his team: 10.4ppg, 3.6apg.

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  MALAYSIA   


U16 Asia Championship:Taiwan too good for Malaysia - by Eurobasket News
Taiwan U16 - Malaysia U16 71:37

Taiwan posted the initial win at the U16 Fiba Asia Championship.. They outgunned Malaysia in Group A clash. Kuan-Shiuan Lu stepped up with 22 points to pace the winning team.
It was quite a well-matched battle in the opening frame. Taiwan eked out a narrow 15:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Taiwan increased the tempo in the second quarter. They established a 37:21 lead at the interval. Taiwan limited Malaysia to just 2 points in the third term to clear off. They entered the fourth period up by as many as 29 points and coasted to the victory at the end. You-Da Wu chipped in 10 points for Taiwan. Siang-Ting Pan had 8 points in the victory. Hong Kang Tan and Eng Hong Keng notched 5 points each in the loss.

Taiwan U16: Kuan-Shiuan Lu 22, You-Da Wu 10, Siang-Ting Pan 8
Malaysia U16: Hong Kang Tan 5, Eng Hong Keng 5


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  MALTA   


Depiro and Siggiewi enter MBA Shield semifinals - by Eurobasket News
Depiro became the first MBA Shield semifinalists. They overcame Floriana 71:55 to seal their spot in the semis. Emanuele Lupo stepped up with 17 points to lead the effort. Depiro strongly started the game. They outscored Floriana 24:10 in the opening ten minutes. Floriana stopped the rot in the second term. They trimmed the deficit at 12-point mark at the interval. The Greens got even closer in the next quarters. Floriana narrowed the margin to just 7 points midway through the fourth quarter. But Depiro stayed calm in the dying minutes and celebrated an important win at the end. Andrew Aquilina (89) delivered 13 points, while Isaac Tanti (180-F-90) added 12 points in the victory. C Sammut responded with 22 points for Floriana.
Siggiewi paved their way into the semifinal stage by beating Loyola 71:48. Marko Matijevic (200-F-78) knocked down 20 points for the winners. Siggiewi earned a 29:17 halftime lead. They outgunned their opponents 27:13 in the next term and rolled to an easy victory at the end. Peter Shoults (168-G-85) netted 14 points in the win. David Camilleri answered with 17 points for Loyola. Jovan Mihailovic netted 7 points in the loss.


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  MONTENEGRO   


Ulcinj got a deserved victory - by Darko Pekic
Ulcinj overcame the obstacle from Tivat without too many problems in the last game of the 1st Round of Erste Basketball League (77:59). The leading scorer of Ulcinj was ex Mornar player Marko Kuveljic (197-G/F-88) with 20 points and 6 rebounds Milos Djurisic (194-G-88) ( 14 points) and Boban Medenica (204-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) (12 points) also had double digits. On the other side, Bojan Boskovic (203-C-85) (13 points) and Marko Mijovic (188-G-87) (12 points) were better than others.

The game should have been played on Sunday but the guest didn't arrive in Ulcinj on time, due to problems on the road ( a fire erupted near Budva and blocked the street)


Djuro Ostojic still wants to play - by Darko Pekic
Djuro Ostojic (211-C-76, agency: Beo Basket), the member of 1st Golden Generation of Buducnost and one of the most experienced big men in Montenegro, still wants to play and is looking for a new club. At the age of 35, Djuro still thinks that he can contibute on the Top Level and is getting ready for the new challange.

'I have had a couple of offers but, honestly speaking, I expect something better to come up. At this moment of my career I will not accept just any offer, only if I recognaze a stable club with solid ambitions I will sign a contract. Otherwise, I will keep working hard and wait for another opportunity', said Ostojic to the local press 'Vijesti'.

He started his career in Mornar Bar and then moved to Buducnost where he won a League Title. After a great experience in Partzan Belgrade, he decided to go abroad and played in Spain, France and Greece. Last year he played for Panellinios Athens along with his old teammate from Buducnost days, Vlado Scepanovic (198-G-75, agency: FCM), and averaged 7.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.0apg while shooting 56.8% from the floor in EuroCup. In Greek League he had 4.9ppg and 3.4rpg.


Jeretin leaves Lietuvos Rytas - by Darko Pekic
Goran Jeretin (192-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) will have to search for a new club again. After a disappointing experience with Montenegro National Team in Lithuania he decided to stay there and signed a short term contract with Lietuvos Rytas, to replace Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) who got unjured while playing for the National Team of Serbia on the same championship. Jeretin played 5 games gor Rytas, two in National Championship ( 2ppg and 2apg) and three qualification games for Euroleague ( 5.3ppg and 1.3apg)

Jeretin is journeyman. He also played for Ibon, Lovcen, Crvena Zvezda, Buducnost, Turk Telekom, Alba Berlin, Maccabi, AEL Lemasol, Kiev and Lokomotiv Kuban


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
Group A
 1. Berane 2010 0-0 
 2. Centar BP 0-0 
 3. Gorstak 0-0 
 4. Ibar Rozaje 0-0 
 5. Rudar 0-0 
Group B
 1. Bonus 0-0 
 2. Kotor 0-0 
 3. S.Centar 0-0 
 4. Un.Mediteran 0-0 
 5. Zeta 0-0 


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  NBA   


Pacers' Danny Granger offers to take out-of-work arena staff out to dinner - by Eurobasket News
The players lockout PR strategy, in particular Derek Fisher's LET US PLAY Twitter campaign, has been under heavy scrutiny, but no one can question a gesture made by Pacers foward Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico).

'All the workers at our arena are invited to dinner with me in Indianapolis..... Date to be announced soon.. A little #nbalockout gift, Granger tweeted (via Hoopshype). Figured it's the least I could do to help them out :/ '

While wealthy players and wealthier owners argue over how to split up over $4 billion in annual revenues, ordinary people, such as the ones invited to dine with Granger, are missing paychecks or suffering pay cuts. Its nice to see at least someone has them in their thoughts.

Courtesy of http://aol.sportingnews.com


Dwight Howard: Playing in a large market is appealing - by Milord Nikolic
Dwight Howard finally said out loud what Orlando Magic fans have feared for a long time: Playing for a big-market franchise could appeal to him if he becomes a free agent next summer. In an Esquire magazine interview released Monday, the All-NBA center said he doesn't know whether he'll choose to leave the Magic. But he did acknowledge that he's 'stuck in a tough position' and that he 'can't live for everybody else.' Howard was asked whether he sees himself playing in a much larger market and whether his decision will be influenced by his drive to become an icon and make the world a better place. 'There's more you can do in a bigger place,' Howard answered, according to Esquire. 'I'm stuck in a tough position because I feel like right now, where I'm at, I've done so much. And I just don't know what else I can do. I can't live for everybody else. I don't know what decision I'm gonna make as of right now. It's been crazy. Everybody wants me to come here, come play here, come to our team, do this. It's a great feeling, though, to be wanted.'

NBA heads to mediation, Stern seeks quick results - by Eurobasket News
The NBA and players association are ready to try mediation, and Commissioner David Stern wants results quickly.

Stern said last week during an interview with WFAN radio in New York that without a deal Tuesday, when the sides meet with federal mediator George Cohen, his gut was that there wouldnt be NBA basketball on Christmas.

Owners are opening two days of board meetings Wednesday, and Stern wants to be able to bring a deal to them.

But can a mediator swoop in and smooth out two years of bickering in one day?

Attorney Jay Krupin, chair of EpsteinBeckerGreens national labor practice in Washington, doesnt think sounless the players are prepared to concede on some issues.

If the players want to get back on the court, then this is a great time for them to try to show that theyre willing to make some type of compromise, and I think thats what it is, he said. This is an opportunity to really determine whether or not the players are willing to make concessions. I think the owners are willing to walk away without concessions, so if the players really want to make concessions when they meet, that has to be expressed to the mediator.

If that happens, then the burden turns to the NBA to say, All right, youll be willing to make some concessions; now were willing to talk. If theyre not willing to make concessions, then the mediation would just go on for the day and itll let the NBA know that they probably have to cancel, go through Christmas and maybe even the rest of the season.

Players already feel theyve conceded plenty financially, and they dismissed Sterns attempt to attach added importance to Tuesdays talks, with union president Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) (notes) of the Lakers saying it was just an arbitrary deadline for potential Christmas cancellations.

Stern was clear in the radio interview and others he gave late last week that he was just stating his opinion about further losses of gamesbut not about his desire for significant movement Tuesday.

If theres a breakthrough, its going to come on Tuesday, he told NBA TV. And if not, I think that the season is really going to potentially escape from us because we arent making any progress.

Cohen, who tried to resolve the NFLs labor dispute, met with the sides individually at their offices in New York on Monday. He will then oversee talks between their full bargaining committees Tuesday at a hotel.

He said last week he had already been in contact with representatives of both sides for a number of months, so hes familiar with some of the issues that still divide them.

Players oppose a hard salary cap, and they believe owners attempts to make the luxury tax more punitive and limit the use of spending exceptions will effectively create one. Also, each side has formally proposed receiving 53 percent of basketball-related income after players were guaranteed 57 percent under the previous collective bargaining agreement.

With so many issues remaining beyond those, it seems too much to get done in one day. Executive director Billy Hunter said Friday after meeting with players in Los Angeles that the union sought to have the whole week set aside for mediation, but that the league wouldnt commit to that because of its owners meetings.

The Board of Governors meeting has been scheduled for a year for Wednesday and Thursday. We told the mediator that we would make ourselves available day and night on all other days, Stern said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Cohen was appointed director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service by President Barack Obama in 2009. He helped broker a deal between Major League Soccer and its players just before the season was scheduled to begin and was lead lawyer for the baseball players union when it won an injunction against its owners in 1995, ending the 7 1/2-month strike.

Krupin calls Cohen a very good mediator and wonderful gentleman, saying, If theres a real interest in the parties trying to get something done, George would be able to make it happen.

But, he adds, thats dependent on the players.

Its much easier for the federal mediator to say to the players, Look at the scale where we are. Really the owners have very little to lose. They made a long-term investment. As players, you have only a few years to play at your peak and the owners can hold out a lot longer than you can. So when you look at this objectively, you really should try to understand that there has to be a change in the system, Krupin said.

And I think thats why the commissioner said, Im going to give you Tuesday. Im not going to meet the rest of the week. I think that (owners) know they have the upper hand and theyre giving them the opportunity to reach a deal, and so I dont see George having to put great thoughts into either sides mind. I think that George can be used as a facilitator to try to get a deal if the players really wanted one.

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports


76ers officially sold to new owners - by Eurobasket News
The Philadelphia 76ers are under new management.

The deal to sell the Sixers to a group led by New York-based leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris has been completed. The Sixers will hold a press conference Tuesday to introduce the owners. The sale ends Comcast-Spectacor's 15-year run of ownership.

The group also includes David Blitzer, Art Wrubel, and Jason Levien. Levien is a former NBA player agent and Sacramento Kings executive.

NBA commissioner David Stern says Harris and Blitzer bring vast business experience that will greatly benefit the team as it continues to grow both on and off the court.

Harris is one of three founders of Apollo Global Management, a publicly listed alternative investment manager.

Comcast-Spectacor, led by chairman Ed Snider, purchased the 76ers from Harold Katz on April 24, 1996. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers.

'Over the last 15 years, a number of different individuals or entities have inquired about purchasing the Sixers, and to be honest, I was not looking to sell the team,' Snider said. 'But in discussions with Josh and his partners, it became clear that this was an offer that made sense for the franchise and for the future of Comcast-Spectacor.'

Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers will become a tenant in the building once the NBA lockout is over.

Harris, Blitzer and his group are buying the team with the NBA in the midst of a lockout. The first two weeks of the regular season already have been canceled.

The 76ers were valued this year by Forbes at $330 million, 17th in the NBA, and have a television deal with cable station Comcast SportsNet through 2029.

Harris co-founded Apollo Global Management in 1990. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a master's degree from the Harvard Business School. Harris' investment is a personal one and Apollo Management LP is not involved in the transaction.

'On behalf of my partners, I genuinely want to thank Ed Snider and Comcast-Spectacor for choosing us to steward the Philadelphia 76ers, a storied NBA franchise. We are excited to be writing a new chapter in Sixers lore,' Harris said. 'I also want to thank Comcast-Spectacor for their gracious assistance during the transition.'

The Sixers hired Adam Aron, the former chairman and CEO of Vail Resort, as Chief Executive Officer. Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith also made personal investments in the team.

'I'm excited about celebrating and building on the extraordinary heritage of the 76ers, the third winningest team in NBA history,' Aron said. 'We will work tirelessly to make Philadelphia sports fans proud.'

The group is purchasing a team that hasn't won a championship since 1983. Under Snider's ownership, the 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals.

The Sixers have won only one playoff series since 2001 and have been stuck in mediocrity for most of the last decade. They haven't had a winning record since 2004-05, but have made the playoffs three times since.

The Sixers won 41 games last season and stretched the Miami Heat to a five-game playoff series in Doug Collins' first season as coach.

Before the lockout, the Sixers would have had about $55 million in payroll committed to next season, led by Elton Brand's $17 million and Andre Iguodala's $13.5 million. The Sixers spent the summer in trade talks involving Iguodala -- plans that have been put on hold because of the lockout.

Snider told The Associated Press last month that sagging crowds and massive financial losses led Comcast-Spectacor to strike a tentative deal to sell in July.

'This is one of the hardest business decisions I've ever had to make,' Snider said on Tuesday. 'The Sixers are family, and it is very difficult to say goodbye to an organization of great people with whom we have worked so closely over the last 15 years.'

Courtesy of ESPN


Knicks center Ronny Turiaf to join Tony Parker at French club Asvel during NBA lockout - by Eurobasket News
Asvel says New York Knicks center Ronny Turiaf (6'10''-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) will play for the French club during the NBA lockout.

Turiaf will join San Antonio Spurs guard and fellow Frenchman Tony Parker, who is a part owner of Asvel and also has agreed to play for the club during the lockout.

Turiaf told Asvels website on Monday that he plans to arrive in France on Thursday and start practicing with the club this weekend.

Turiaf says he has recovered from a left hand injury that kept him out of this summers European Championship. France lost the final to Spain.

Courtesy ofwww.washingtonpost.com


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Rainmen sign Justin Johnson - by Eurobasket News
The Halifax Rainmen are pleased to announce the signing of 6'6'', 190-pound combo guard, Johnson Justin (6'6''-G-86, college: Iowa).

'We believe that Justin is the answer to the missing piece we've had to fill with the retirement of Desmond Ferguson,' said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO, Andre Levingston. 'Justin can come off of screens and shoot the ball extremely well. He was one of the best three-point shooters in the NCAA while playing at the University of Iowa.'

The twenty-five-year-old will report to Rainmen training camp this week, and is expected to be in the team's line-up during their pre-season games in Summerside on October 21, and at the Halifax Metro Centre on October 23.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Storm host pre-season game Wednesday - by Eurobasket News
It's standing-room only for the Rogers Slam Dunk National Basketball League (NBL) of Canada pre-season game between the visiting Saint John Mill Rats and Summerside Storm on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The game, which will be played at EastLink Arena, will begin at 7 p.m.

To date, more than 4,000 tickets have been distributed to Island basketball fans through the support of Rogers Communications.

Standing-room tickets, while quantities last, can be picked up at the Credit Union Place box office starting Tuesday, Oct. 18, between noon and 8 p.m. All that is required for standing-room tickets is a Rogers Slam Dunk redemption coupon valid for Oct. 26.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


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Minn. appeals court upholds $1M U verdict - by Eurobasket News
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a $1 million civil verdict against the University of Minnesota and men's basketball coach Tubby Smith, denying their request for a new trial.

The ruling Monday says the school must pay $1 million to Jimmy Williams, a former Oklahoma State assistant coach who quit in 2007 because he believed Smith had offered him an assistant coaching job. The offer was apparently withdrawn after the university's athletic director discovered Williams had NCAA recruiting violations in his past.

Last year, a Hennepin County jury found Smith misrepresented his authority by offering Williams the post. A district court judge later reduced the jury's award to Williams from $1.25 million to $1 million. The state Appeals Court also denied Williams' request to reinstate the initial jury award.

Courtesy of www.necn.com


Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli suspended for first six games for NCAA violation - by Eurobasket News
Vanderbilt announced Monday night that center Festus Ezeli (6'11''-C-89) has been suspended for the first six games of the upcoming basketball season for accepting a meal and hotel room from a Vanderbilt University alumnus, a violation of NCAA rules.

Vanderbilt self-reported the violationto the Southeastern Conference and NCAA in early August. The NCAA finalized its ruling Monday.

The suspension will include the Commodores' first six regular season games. Ezeli can return against Xavier on Nov. 28. Ezeli will be allowed to participate in the team's exhibition game against Xavier (La.) on Nov. 7.

The school said the improper benefits 'stemmed from a chance encounter earlier this summer with an out-of-town alumnus while on a weekend trip to visit friends.'

'I am very sorry and would never want to jeopardize my college career over such a petty thing as a meal or a hotel room,' Ezeli said in a statement.

'I would have been able to afford those things myself. I have always tried to do the right thing; I should have known better and am embarrassed that my mistake could affect my team.'

'All of us are disappointed, especially Festus,' Commodores coach Kevin Stallings said in a statement.

'He is always striving to do the right thing and cares a lot about the university, our program and certainly his teammates. He is allowed to practice and play in our exhibition game and we look forward to his return Nov. 28.'

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


High expectations for Harvard hoops - by Milord Nikolic
Harvard will hang its Ivy League championship banner at Lavietes Pavilion. According to the Ivy League, this is completely legitimate. The Crimson did share the Ivy League regular-season championship with Princeton, which matched Harvard with a 12-2 conference mark last season. The Crimson get rings if they want -- just like Princeton. The league doesn't issue co-champs on the banner, so both programs are Ivy League champions. But Princeton won a one-game playoff between the teams, earning the NCAA tournament automatic bid on a shot at the buzzer by Douglas Davis that denied the Crimson their first NCAA tournament berth since 1946. Harvard coach Tommy Amaker celebrated the title. He's making sure that everyone knows the Ivy League championship is a big deal in Cambridge. But the problem is that the rest of the world and even his own players know the NCAA tournament berth is what matters most. 'For our school, winning the Ivy is, in some ways, maybe as big as going to the tournament,'' said Amaker, who has transformed the Crimson into legit Ivy title contenders the past four seasons with players like former standout Jeremy Lin to current preseason Wooden All-America candidate, senior forward Keith Wright. 'We have been to the tournament in 1946 but never had a chance to put up an Ivy League banner. There was a hollow feeling at Harvard, and they don't have to feel that way anymore.''



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Bahrain farewell to 1st GCC Games - by Eurobasket News
Bahrain farewell to 1st GCC Games held in Riffa. In the last game of the tournament the hosts won the initial game over Oman 76:65 to finish with 1-4 record. The latter ended up on the 6th place without victories.
Kuwait clinched Bronze in Riffa at the 1st GCC Games. The team needed an important 75:68 victory over Saudi Arabia to tie both records at 3-2. Due to the better percentage Kuwait finished third, Saudi Arabia is fourth, while United Arab Emirates with the same record finished second.
Kuwait won the first period over Saudi Arabia 19-14 and had 35:29 halftime advantage.
Qatar wins 1st GCC Games in Bahrain. The team celebrated the victories in all five games and rightfully clinched the Gold Medals. In the last game they beat United Arab Emirates 88:68 after a productive start. They opened the game with 22-14 and had 43-34 at the halftime. The third period ended up with 71-49 while Qatar enjoyed 20-point victory.


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Real Club completes Semifinals picture - by Eurobasket News
Superior league Semifinals picture is completed. Real Club managed to beat Ejercito last night on the road 86-95 and to win the series with almost perfect 3-1. Real Club will meet Escuela Fap in the Semis. Real Club was No.2 in regular season with 26-5 record. They blasted Ejercito in game one of the Quarterfinals 92-73. In the second meeting, Real Club celebrated 67-80 road win. Third game was played at the Real Club home court again and it was a great chance to end the series with 3-0, but that did not happen. Ejercito surprised its host with 69-77 and extended the series for another game. As mentioned above, Real Club won last night and booked a spot for the Semis. The Semifinals will start tomorrow.

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DAY 1 OF THE 2011 FIBA-ASIA U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS - by Enzo Flojo
Notes:
- The Philippines drew a bye in the first round by virtue of its group having just 3 teams.
- Team Iran wasn't able to go to Vietnam because they were not issued the appropriate visas. A case of clumsiness from the Iranian side, the Vietnamese side, or FIBA-Asia itself?
- It seems the Vietnamese statisticians have gotten everything mixed up. Check the box scores and you'll see. Seems like they've interchanged the rebounds, assists and steals with the blocks and fouls. How can a team grab just 8 rebounds but block 36 shots? How can someone get 6 or 7 fouls in a FIBA game? Something's up in Nhatrang.


JAPAN over SAUDI ARABIA, 86-36
JPN 86 - Shirato 18, Shinkawa 11, Aoki 11, Baba 11, Kaneko 9, Yamamoto 8, Morikawa 4, Chikui 4, Miyamoto 4, Sugiura 4, Yanagawa 2, Kakiuchi 0
KSA 36 - Hansawi 13, Sakar 9, Barnawi 4, Musallam 3, Shubayli 2, Al-Thalabi 2, Al-Tamar 2, Mobarki 1, Al-Malalah 0, Al-Hassan 0, Al-Mutairi 0, Al-Khammas 0
QS: 20-8, 43-17, 64-29, 86-36

- The Japanese boys proved to be too strong too early for their Gulf counterparts.
- Four Japanese finished in double-figures, led by Taisei Shirato's 18 points on 2 triples and perfect shooting from the 2-point area. Big man Yudai Baba finished with 11, which was the same output of wingmen Keita Shinkawa and Yasunori Aoki.

LEBANON over UZBEKISTAN, 108-21
LIB 108 - Muratov 8, Akramov 4, Erofev 4, Ovanesov 2, Bokhodirov 2, Kim 1, Zimoveyskiy 0, Murodhonov 0, Morkovskiy 0, Djahangirov 0, Ivashov 0
UZB 21 - Salem 25, El-Kaissi 15, Kourjian 13, Zeinoun 12, Assaf 11, Daaboul 10, Hadidian 8, Al-Agha 6, Abou Jaoude 6, Kabalan 2, Wehbe 0s
QS: 27-2, 57-5, 86-19, 108-21

- Lebanon was just in a class of its own against the hapless Uzbeks. They limited their Middle Asian foes to just 2 points in both the first and fourth frames, clearly showing skill and basketball IQ way beyond what the Uzbeks are accustomed to.
- Jimmy Salem was Lebanon's top gun with 25 markers, hitting from everywhere on the floor, while Ezzat El-Kaissi and Marc Kourjian combined for 28 points to backstop him.
- Nobody finished in twin digits for Uzbekistan, as they shot a measly 38% from the field.

TAIWAN over MALAYSIA, 71-37
TPE 71 - Lu 22, Wu 10, Pan 8, Yeh 7, Hsieh 7, Huang CY 5, Wang 4, Huang HH 3, Liu 2, Chen CJ 2, Chen PL 1, Lee 0
MAS 37 - Tan HK 5, Keng 5, Su 5, Tan ZH 4, Ng 4, Tong 3, Liew 3, Foo 2, Lee 2, Sim 2, Singh 2, Yew 1
QS: 15-10, 37-21, 52-23, 71-37

- Taiwan limited Malaysia to just 2 points in the 3rd period to basically put the game away and ensure their first win in Nhatrang.
- The Taiwanese used superior size to pound the Malaysians, with Lu Kuan-Shiuan leading the way. The versatile forward ended up with 22 points and 12 rebounds along with 4 triples. He was a one-man army who just ran rings around the Malaysian defense.
- Nobody from Malaysia scored in double-digits. Heck, nobody scored more than 5 points! Simply outclassed.

INDONESIA over VIETNAM, 75-61
INA 75 - Abraham 18, Indraprasto 14, Kosasih 11, Istiadi 8, Purwoko 7, Fahdani 7, Ramadhan 5, Yogia 4, Sidabutar 1, Airawan 0, Setiawan 0, Wongso 0
VIE 61 - Nguyen DT 17, Tran J 12, Nguyen X 8, Tran VN 8, Nguyen MT 6, Do 3, Phan 3, Dinh DT 2, Cao 2, Tran NT 0, Nguyen VH 0, Dinh TC 0
QS: 25-12, 38-25, 62-39, 75-61

- A 22-point explosion in the last frame was not enough for Vietnam to overhaul the deficit put up by the Indonesians.
- Hand Abraham hit all 4 of Indonesia's conversions from rainbow country en route to 18 points and 10 rebounds. He was ably supporte by Rizky Indraprasto, who scored 14 markers and grabbed 6 boards.
- Thong Nguyen Guy was the brightest spot for coach Thien Son Nguyen. Thong topscored with 17 points on 8-of-12 FG shooting.

QATAR over IRAN by DEFAULT

SOUTH KOREA over IRAQ, 73-70
KOR 73 - Kim NH 25, Kim GC 21, Yun 12, Park 7, Lee 4, Heo 4, Kim MK 0, Kim Y 0
IRQ 70 - Hamzah 21, Abdul-Hussein 14, Ismael 11, Mahdi 9, Razzaq 9, Sabri 4, Abdul-Qaer 2, Abdullah 0, Saeed 0, Ahmed 0
QS: 13-19, 34-30, 45-58, 73-70

- Korea roared back in the nick of time to thwart a spirited Iraqi side and get win #1 in Group B action.
- Kim Nak-Hyeon and Kim Gook-Chan led the Korean fightback with 25 and 21 points respectively. The duo also combined for 8-of-15 shooting from beyond the arc. Yun Yeong-Bin also did well with a double-dozen (12 points and 12 boards).
- Karrar Hamzah was the star for Iraq with 21 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 2 threes. He was ably supported by Ali Abdul-Hussein and Ismael Ismael, who cimbined for 25 markers.

CHINA over INDIA, 64-27
CHN 64 - Zhou 15, Guo 14, Pan 8, Zhao 7, Lai 6, Yan 5, Liu B 4, Xu 3, Yu 2, Luo 0, Heng 0, Liu K 0
IND 27 - Ludhiana 9, Bhaupur 6, Narender 6, Bhamara 5, Singh 1, Atwal 0, Saminthan 0, Sanjeev 0, Sohal 0, Rathee 0
QS: 16-6, 31-10, 46-13, 64-27

- Zhou Qi won over Satnam Singh Bhamara in the battle of Asia's young giants, and China ultimately stamped its class over a severely inexperienced Indian team.
- Zhou Qi led the way with 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field while Guo Xiaopeng followed his lead with 14 markers.
- Loveneet Ludhiana topscored for India with just 9 points while Satnam shot just 2-of-6 to end up with 5 markers.

Source: HoopNut.blogspot.com




PBA Roundup: October 16, 2011m - by Enzo Flojo
PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS over SHOPINAS.COM CLICKERS, 98-87
The prospect of another Petron Blaze player being sidelined for a longer time looms, so coach Ato Agustin was quick in giving advise to Arwind Santos (193-F-81) in the course of their game against Shopinas.com Sunday. Santos took heed and tapered off a bit, but was still one of the major factors in the Boosters cruising 98-87 victory over the Clickers.


Santos notched 16 points and 21 rebounds, with only two points and no rebounds coming in the fourth period, and three teammates had at least 12 points as Petron racked up its third straight victory to break out of its tie with idle Talk N Text and vault into the solo lead. Dennis Miranda (180-G-82) scored a team-high 18 points, Chris Lutz added 17 and Joseph Yeo 12. Alex Cabagnot only scored 9, but he issued as many assists. The victory also came on the heels of a report about the injury that struck Dondon Hontiveros in Petrons first game and has sidelined him since may turn out to be a feared torn anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee.

It was the third straight loss by Shopinas in as many games, notwithstanding the new career-high 22 points posted by Jojo Duncil and the double-digits chipped in by RJ Jazul, Paolo Hubalde, Ren-Ren Ritualo and James Sena. Shopinas also moved past Air21 and is now chasing Red Bull for the worst-ever start by a new team. The Thunder started their PBA campaign by dropping their first six games in 2000.

Petron 98 - Miranda 18, Lutz 17, Santos 16, Yeo 12, Agustin 9, Cabagnot 9, Ildefonso 6, Reyes 5, Baclao 4, Sharma 2, Guevarra 0.
Shopinas.com 87 - Duncil 22, Jazul 12, Hubalde 12, Ritualo 12, Sena 10, Menor 9, Espiritu 4, Se 3, Canlas 2, Canta 1, Ilad 0, Hermida 0, Mirza 0.
QS: 21-15, 51-39, 79-65, 98-87

POWERADE TIGERS over ALASKA ACES, 79-67
Gary David (187-G/F-78), last seasons scoring champ limited to 14 points in their last game, came back with his guns ablaze, rifling in 26 to lead Powerade to a 79-67 win over the Alaska Aces. David made 2-of-6 three-point attempts, 8-of-13 two-point tries and 4-of-4 charities as he served as the steady anchor carrying the Tigers to a second win in three games in the season. The Aces, meanwhile, stayed winless in three starts with top gun LA Tenorio (178-G-84) and Cyrus Baguio nowhere to be found in the contest.

Doug Kramer came through with a double-double game of 12 rebounds and 10 points as Marcio Lassiter added 13 markers, helping the Tigers bounce back from a loss to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters a week ago. Veterans Rommel Adducul and William Antonio had their contributions, each scoring 7 points and grabbing 13 rebounds between themselves. The Tigers converted 39 percent of their shots against the Aces 33.8-percent clip. Glaring was Tenorio's 1-of-11 field goal shooting as he finished with just 3 points. He was 0-of-7 from the three-point area in this game and 5-of-31 overall in the season. Baguio finished with 6 points on 3-of-6 shooting.

Powerade 79 - David 26, Lassiter 13, Kramer 10, Adducul 7, Antonio 7, Lingganay 6, Calimag 4, Vanlandingham 3, Cruz 2, Anthony 1, Crisano 0.
Alaska 67 - Reyes 12, Baracael 11, Thoss 11, Dela Cruz 10, Bugia 8, Baguio 6, Cablay 4, Tenorio 3, Custodio 2, Salamat 0, Eman 0.
QS: 28-15, 36-35, 63-55, 79-67

Source: Game recaps were compressed and compiled from PBA.ph



PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. David, Powerade T.23.7 
 2. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 3. Carey, Talk N Text19.5 
 4. Lee, Rain or Shine19.0 
 5. Caguioa, Ginebra18.0 
 6. Lutz, Petron Blaze17.7 
 7. Aguilar, Talk N.17.0 
 8. Seigle, Air21 Expr.16.5 
 9. Hubalde, Shopin.16.5 
 10. Yap, B-Meg Llam.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 18
 1. Santos, Petron B.18.0 
 2. Reyes, Alaska Aces12.0 
 3. Carey, Talk N Text12.0 
 4. Sena, Shopinas.10.7 
 5. Thoss, Alaska Aces10.0 
 6. Kramer, Powerade.9.7 
 7. Taulava, Meralco9.0 
 8. Espinas, Meralco8.7 
 9. Anthony, Powerade.8.3 
 10. Ildefonso, Petron8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO
  Talk N Text
  (173-G-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Castro, Talk N Te.7.5 
 2. Cabagnot, Petron5.3 
 3. Timberlake, Meralc.5.0 
 4. Lee, Rain or Shine5.0 
 5. Lutz, Petron Blaze4.7 
 6. Lanete, Meralco4.7 
 7. Artadi, Barako Bull4.5 
 8. Devance, B-Meg L.4.3 
 9. Cruz, Powerade T.4.3 
 10. Tenorio, Alaska A.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze2.7 
 2. Castro, Talk N Te.2.5 
 3. Lanete, Meralco2.3 
 4. Ildefonso, Petron2.0 
 5. Artadi, Barako Bull2.0 
 6. Cruz, Powerade T.2.0 
 7. Raymundo, B-Meg L.2.0 
 8. Anthony, Powerade.1.7 
 9. Baguio, Alaska Ac.1.7 
 10. Miller, Barako Bu.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Talk N.
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Aguilar, Talk N.2.0 
 2. Quinahan, Rain o.2.0 
 3. Espinas, Meralco1.7 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 5. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.3 
 6. Borboran, Meralco1.3 
 7. Sena, Shopinas.1.3 
 8. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 9. Cabagnot, Petron1.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Rain o.1.0 


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


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Jacek JARECKI
  P.Cuk.
  (197-G-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jarecki, P.Cuk.22.5 
 2. Szumelda-K., Znicz20.5 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.19.3 
 4. Niesobski, Sudety19.0 
 5. Mazur, Polonia19.0 
 6. Woloszyn, MKS D.17.0 
 7. Mordzak, Start G.16.7 
 8. Kukielka, Sportino16.3 
 9. Perka, AZS Kutno16.3 
 10. Zytko, P..15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Grudzinski, Spojnia11.3 
 2. Misiewicz, Znicz B.10.0 
 3. Wilusz, Sudety9.7 
 4. Wilczek, Sokol Lan.9.3 
 5. Mikolajko, Polonia9.0 
 6. Luszczewski, Start9.0 
 7. Mielczarek, AZS S.8.3 
 8. Wojdyla, Start G.8.0 
 9. Strzelecki, Sporti.8.0 
 10. Radke, Rosa Radom7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomasz PRZEWROCKI
  Polonia
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 6
 1. Przewrocki, Polonia6.0 
 2. Szumelda-K., Znicz5.5 
 3. Zytko, P..5.0 
 4. Ochonko, Spojnia4.7 
 5. Pacocha, AZS S.4.3 
 6. Lewandowski, P.Cuk.4.0 
 7. Majcherek, AZS S.4.0 
 8. Bukowiecki, Sudety4.0 
 9. Michalski, Start L.4.0 
 10. Pydych, Polonia3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lukasz RATAJCZAK
  SKK S.
  (204-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ratajczak, SKK S.5.0 
 2. Szumelda-K., Znicz4.5 
 3. Bukowiecki, Sudety4.0 
 4. Pacocha, AZS S.3.7 
 5. Zytko, P..3.5 
 6. Niesobski, Sudety3.3 
 7. Grudzinski, Spojnia3.0 
 8. Baran, MOSiR K.3.0 
 9. Brek, AZS Kutno2.7 
 10. Klima, Sokol Lanc.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marek SZUMELDA-KRZYCKI
  Znicz B.
  (193-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Szumelda-K., Znicz2.5 
 2. Zytko, P..2.5 
 3. Mazur, Polonia2.3 
 4. Kobus, P..2.0 
 5. Kostrzewski, Start1.7 
 6. Kukielka, Sportino1.7 
 7. Mielczarek, AZS S.1.7 
 8. Ustarbowski, MOSiR1.5 
 9. Przybyszewsk., P.C.1.5 
 10. Budzinski, Sudety1.5 


2Liga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Andrzej PECIAK
  MKS L.
  (195-G/F-78)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Peciak, MKS L.25.3 
 2. Ejsmont, GKK G.24.5 
 3. Karolak, Novum Lub.23.8 
 4. Celej, Novum Lublin22.3 
 5. Majewski, PWiK P.21.0 
 6. Ucinek, Handlope.20.3 
 7. Kucharek, AZS I.20.3 
 8. Miernik, UMKS K.20.0 
 9. Lapinski, Zyrardow.19.8 
 10. Pawlowski, Pogon19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Piotr NIEDZWIEDZKI
  WKK O.
  (209-F-93)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Niedzwiedzki, WKK13.5 
 2. Cygan, Unia Tarnow12.0 
 3. Zabielski, Tur B.11.7 
 4. Wilk, Zuraw Gniewno11.7 
 5. Kwandrans, MKS L.11.7 
 6. Mis, Handlopex AZS11.0 
 7. Dziura, Staco M.11.0 
 8. Kuczynski, Tur B.10.5 
 9. Rogacewicz, GKK G.10.3 
 10. Olejnik, BM Wegie.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tomasz ZYCH
  Unia Tarnow
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Zych, Unia Tarnow7.5 
 2. Grzelinski, WKK O.7.3 
 3. Stoklosa, Open F.6.0 
 4. Kowalczyk, AZS I.6.0 
 5. Paszkiewicz, PWiK5.7 
 6. Wolk-J., Mickiewicz5.5 
 7. Marczyk, HK Zory5.3 
 8. Lipinski, Nysa K.5.3 
 9. Wluczynski, Ksieza.5.0 
 10. Gospodarek, Novu.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lukasz NAWROT
  GTK G.
  (200-F/C-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Nawrot, GTK G.6.5 
 2. Chojecki, Zyrardow.6.3 
 3. Paszkiewicz, PWiK6.0 
 4. Zych, Unia Tarnow4.8 
 5. Schenk, Trefl I.4.7 
 6. Stoklosa, Open F.4.3 
 7. Makolski, MKS S.3.8 
 8. Lepczynski, Pogon3.8 
 9. Bochenek, Zyrardow.3.8 
 10. Maksymiuk, SMS P.3.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mikolaj GROD
  KK Swiecie
  (194-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Grod, KK Swiecie2.7 
 2. Niedzwiedzki, WKK2.5 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.2.3 
 4. Zych, Unia Tarnow2.3 
 5. Malinowski, KK Sw.2.0 
 6. Leszczynski, Slask2.0 
 7. Rusinowicz, Tur B.2.0 
 8. Pilch, Wisla A.2.0 
 9. Olejnik, BM Wegie.2.0 
 10. Kuczynski, Tur B.2.0 


Dominik Majewski gets MVP of the Week award for 2Liga - by Eurobasket News
Dominik Majewski (185-G-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader PWiK Piaseczno and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 2Liga Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old guard had the game-high 32 points adding five rebounds and four assists for PWiK Piaseczno in his team's victory, helping them to beat Unia Tarnow (#2, 3-1) 98-88. It allowed PWiK Piaseczno to consolidate first place in the 2Liga. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but PWiK Piaseczno already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Majewski had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 13 attempts. He has many years of experience at PWiK Piaseczno, through which he has constantly improved. Majewski has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 21.0ppg) and averages solid 1.5bpg,2.3spg,66.7% FGP and 48.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old guard Marcin Ecka (184-G-78) of AZS AWF K-ce. Ecka impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as AZS AWF K-ce was edged in overtime by AZS AGH Alstom (2-2) 93-91. This loss caused AZS AWF K-ce to drop to 8th position in Group B. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ecka is a newcomer at AZS AWF K-ce and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was former international swingman Jakub Karolak (192-F/G-93) of Novum Lublin (#7). Karolak got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. Despite Karolak's great performance Novum Lublin lost 73-79 to the higher-ranked Tur Bielsk Pdl. (#4, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Novum Lublin needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Group C. Their record is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Karolak has a great season in Poland. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.8ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sebastian Kowalczyk (182-PG-93) of AZS II Polit.W-wa - 31 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Maciej Lepczynski (193-G/F-82) of Pogon Prudnik - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Rafal Niesobski (189-G-82) of Open Florentyna - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Marcin Wilk (202-F/C-77) of Zuraw Gniewno - 12 points and 16 rebounds
8. Mateusz Dziemba (194-G-92) of AZS AWF K-ce - 26 points and 7 rebounds
9. Tomasz Zych (188-G-87) of Unia Tarnow - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Lukasz Wojcik (189-G-84) of Alba Chorzow - 24 points

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


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. PGE Turow 4-0 
 2. Energa Czarni 2-0 
 3. Kotwica 2-1 
 4. Trefl Sopot 2-1 
 5. Zastal ZG 2-1 
 6. AZS Koszalin 2-1 
 7. LKS Lodz 1-1 
 8. Anwil 1-1 
 9. AZS PW 1-2 
 10. Siarka Jezioro 1-2 
 11. Slask Wroclaw 0-2 
 12. PBG Basket 0-3 
 13. Polpharma 0-3 
Play in international cups:
 1. Asseco Prokom


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


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Open Florentyna 4-0 
 2. Astoria Bydg. 3-0 
 3. Zuraw Gniewno 3-1 
 4. KK Swiecie 2-1 
 5. Ksiezak Lowicz 2-2 
 6. Zyrardowianka 2-2 
 7. GKK Gorzow 2-2 
 8. AZS UWM Olsz. 2-2 
 9. AZS PP Poznan 2-2 
 10. Korsarz Gdansk 1-2 
 11. Wilki Morskie 1-3 
 12. Trefl II Sopot 0-3 
 13. SMS PZKosz 0-4 
Group B
 1. Slask II W. 4-0 
 2. MCKiS Jaworz. 3-1 
 3. BM Wegiel Stal 3-1 
 4. Pogon Prudnik 3-1 
 5. Alba Chorzow 2-2 
 6. WKK Obiekty 2-2 
 7. HK Zory 2-2 
 8. AZS AWF K-ce 2-2 
 9. Nysa Klodzko 2-2 
 10. AZS AGH Alstom 2-2 
 11. GTK Gliwice 1-3 
 12. Mickiewicz 1-3 
 13. MKS Skierniew. 1-3 
 14. UMKS Piotrc. 0-4 
Group C
 1. PWiK Piaseczno 4-0 
 2. Unia Tarnow 3-1 
 3. Handlopex AZS 2-1 
 4. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 2-1 
 5. Wisla AWF Kr. 2-2 
 6. UMKS Kielce 2-2 
 7. Novum Lublin 2-2 
 8. UKS Siemaszka 2-2 
 9. AZS II Polit.W-wa 2-2 
 10. Staco MNLK 2-2 
 11. MKS Limbach 1-2 
 12. Rosa II Radom 0-3 
 13. Pulaski Warka 0-4 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jermaine MALLETT
  LKS Lodz
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Mallett, LKS Lodz26.0 
 2. Miller, Siarka J.23.0 
 3. Montgomery, AZS K.20.3 
 4. Edwards, Anwil18.5 
 5. Kulig, PBG Basket18.3 
 6. Mladenovic, Slask18.0 
 7. Hodge, Zastal ZG17.3 
 8. Tiller, Siarka J.16.7 
 9. Reese, AZS Koszal.16.0 
 10. Koszarek, Trefl S.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  LKS L.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Archibeque, LKS L.10.5 
 2. Bigus, AZS Koszalin9.7 
 3. Lawal, Zastal ZG9.3 
 4. Mallett, LKS Lodz7.5 
 5. Wall, Polpharma7.3 
 6. Doaks, Siarka J.7.0 
 7. Bialek, Energa Cza.7.0 
 8. Edwards, Anwil7.0 
 9. Hajric, Anwil7.0 
 10. Harris, Kotwica6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz KOSZAREK
  Trefl S.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Koszarek, Trefl S.8.0 
 2. Wilczek, AZS P.7.0 
 3. Moore, PGE Turow7.0 
 4. Milicic, AZS K.6.3 
 5. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.0 
 6. Tiller, Siarka J.5.7 
 7. Holmes, LKS Lodz5.0 
 8. Sapp, Kotwica5.0 
 9. Miller, Siarka J.4.7 
 10. Berisha, Anwil4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy SIMMONS
  Polpharma
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simmons, Polpharma2.3 
 2. Bochno, Slask W.2.0 
 3. Dloniak, Zastal ZG2.0 
 4. Hodge, Zastal ZG2.0 
 5. Cesnauskis, Energa2.0 
 6. Karnowski, Siarka2.0 
 7. Burrell, Energa C.2.0 
 8. Koljevic, Polpharma2.0 
 9. Wall, Polpharma1.7 
 10. Comagic, PBG B.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  Energa C.
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morrison, Energa C.2.0 
 2. Burgess, Trefl S.1.7 
 3. Barycz, Siarka J.1.7 
 4. Weaver, Energa C.1.5 
 5. Simmons, Polpharma1.3 
 6. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.3 
 7. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 8. Wyka, Siarka J.1.0 
 9. Edwards, Anwil1.0 
 10. Turek, Trefl Sopot1.0 


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Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 1-0 
 2. CAB Madeira 1-0 
 3. Lusitania 1-0 
 4. Ovarense 1-0 
 5. Porto Ferpinta 1-0 
 6. Terceira Basket 1-0 
 7. Academica 0-1 
 8. Barcelos 0-1 
 9. Barreirense CEPSA 0-1 
 10. Ginasio 0-1 
 11. Sampaense 0-1 
 12. Vitoria SC 0-1 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Augusto MATOS
  Barcelos
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 32
 1. Matos, Barcelos32.0 
 2. Andrade, Porto F.25.0 
 3. Scott, Benfica24.0 
 4. Sneed, Academica23.0 
 5. Bowie, Terceira.23.0 
 6. Rocha, Ginasio22.0 
 7. Doliboa, Benfica22.0 
 8. Nevels, Terceira.21.0 
 9. Powers, Ovarense21.0 
 10. Addison, Sampaen.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Claudio FONSECA
  Vitoria SC
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 18
 1. Fonseca, Vitoria SC18.0 
 2. Nevels, Terceira.15.0 
 3. Lee, Ovarense15.0 
 4. Stempin, Porto F.13.0 
 5. Addison, Sampaense12.0 
 6. Sneed, Academica12.0 
 7. Pierre, Terceira.11.0 
 8. Momplasir, Lusitan.11.0 
 9. Silva, Ginasio10.0 
 10. Mills, Lusitania10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 11
 1. Manarte, Ovarense11.0 
 2. Fernandes, CAB M.9.0 
 3. Kenon, CAB Madeira8.0 
 4. Minhava, Benfica7.0 
 5. Silva, CAB Madeira6.0 
 6. Barreiro, Barcelos6.0 
 7. Rocha, Ginasio5.0 
 8. Bowie, Terceira.5.0 
 9. Scott, Benfica4.0 
 10. Franklin, Lusitan.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dillion SNEED
  Academica
  (203-C-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sneed, Academica6.0 
 2. Balseiro, Sampa.5.0 
 3. Pierre, Terceira.4.0 
 4. Doliboa, Benfica4.0 
 5. Coelho, CAB M.3.0 
 6. Santos, Porto F.3.0 
 7. Andrade, Porto F.3.0 
 8. Raimundo, Barre.3.0 
 9. Kenon, CAB Madeira3.0 
 10. Freitas, CAB M.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STEMPIN
  Porto F.
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Stempin, Porto F.3.0 
 2. Nevels, Terceira.2.0 
 3. Silva, Barcelos2.0 
 4. Gunter, CAB M.2.0 
 5. Gentry, Benfica2.0 
 6. Momplasir, Lusitan.2.0 
 7. Goncalves, Ovaren.1.0 
 8. Lee, Ovarense1.0 
 9. Mills, Lusitania1.0 
 10. Cordeiro, Ovarense1.0 


LPB Round 1: Academica loses a game to FC Porto Ferpinta - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in LPB just started. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Academica (0-1) on the court of FC Porto Ferpinta on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by FC Porto Ferpinta 95-76. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 0-0 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. FC Porto Ferpinta outrebounded Academica 41-27 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Academica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Carlos Andrade (197-78, college: Queens, NC) stepped up and scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners and the former international forward Miguel Miranda (205-78) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). FC Porto Ferpinta's coach Moncho Lopez used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American center Dillion Sneed (203-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. FC Porto Ferpinta is looking forward to face Barcelos (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Academica will play against Ovarense and is hoping to win this game.

In the last game of round 1 winless Vitoria SC lost to undefeated CAB Madeira on the opponent's court 63-90. Winless Barreirense CEPSA lost to undefeated Benfica in a home game 62-83. Lusitania managed to beat Sampaense on the road 61-56. Winless Ginasio lost to undefeated Terceira Basket on its own court 64-69.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 8 rebounds by Seth Doliboa of Benfica.


Porto Ferpinta - Academica 95-76

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Academica (0-1) on the court of FC Porto Ferpinta on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by FC Porto Ferpinta 95-76. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 0-0 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. FC Porto Ferpinta outrebounded Academica 41-27 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Academica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Carlos Andrade (197-78, college: Queens, NC) stepped up and scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners and the former international forward Miguel Miranda (205-78) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). FC Porto Ferpinta's coach Moncho Lopez used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American center Dillion Sneed (203-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and Nigerian-American guard Richard Oruche (191-87, college: Ill.-Springfield, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Five FC Porto Ferpinta and four Academica players scored in double figures. FC Porto Ferpinta is looking forward to face Barcelos (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Academica will play against Ovarense and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Academica: D.Sneed 23+12reb+1ast, R.Oruche 16+5reb+2ast, C.Barroca 11+1reb+2ast, D.Simoes 11+1reb+1ast, F.Sousa 8+2reb+1ast, W.Galick 4+2reb+4ast
Porto Ferpinta: C.Andrade 25+6reb+2ast, M.Miranda 15+7reb+3ast, R.Jackson 13+3reb+4ast, N.Marcal 12+2reb+2ast, J.Santos 11+4reb+1ast, G.Stempin 10+13reb+2ast
gschID: 132095


Ovarense - Barcelos 105-103 OT

Top scorers:
Barcelos: A.Matos 32+5reb+2ast, S.Coll 21+5reb+1ast, C.Fechas 13+3ast, T.Barreiro 10+3reb+6ast, N.Oliveira 8+6reb+2ast, P.Silva 5+8reb+1ast
Ovarense: A.Powers 21+8reb, C.Lee 18+15reb+2ast, A.Pinto 17+8reb+2ast, N.Manarte 15+7reb+11ast, J.Crowder 8+3reb, F.Neves 7+6reb
gschID: 132096


CAB Madeira - Vitoria SC 90-63

CAB Madeira used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Guimaraes 90-63 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by CAB Madeira. Vitoria SC was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CAB Madeira forced 22 Vitoria SC turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Vitoria SC's players. International center Jorge Coelho (200-78) stepped up and scored 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and American guard Austin Kenon (180, college: VMI) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. Five CAB Madeira players scored in double figures. At the losing side international center Claudio Fonseca (206-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 18 rebounds and center Paulo Diamantino (203-85) scored 11 points and 6 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. CAB Madeira will face league's leader Benfica at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vitoria SC will play against Barreirense CEPSA (#9) in Barreiro.
Top scorers:
Vitoria SC: C.Fonseca 19+18reb, P.Diamantino 11+6reb, J.Blanks 8+3reb+2ast, M.Gulbis 7+3reb, A.Bessa 7+3reb+2ast, P.Tavares 7+1reb+1ast
CAB Madeira: J.Coelho 17+7reb+3ast, J.Gunter 16+7reb, S.Jackson 15+1reb+1ast, A.Kenon 12+3reb+8ast, J.Silva 10+3reb+6ast, J.Freitas 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 132097


Barreirense CEPSA - Benfica 62-83

Barreirense CEPSA was not able to use a home court advantage and was smashed by the opponent from Benfica 83-62 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Benfica. Barreirense CEPSA was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Benfica shot 62.0 percent from the field. Benfica had a 29-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Ted Scott (188-85, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) stepped up and scored 24 points and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Seth Doliboa (203-80, college: Wright St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Antonio Tavares (183-75) 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. Benfica will face league's second-placed CAB Madeira in Funchal in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Barreirense CEPSA will play at home against Vitoria SC (#12) in Guimaraes.
Top scorers:
Barreirense CEPSA: A.Tavares 13+2reb, A.Hill 12+6reb, J.Silva 7+2reb, D.Jackson 7+3reb+2ast, P.Pinto 5+2reb+1ast, J.Guerreiro 4+4reb
Benfica: T.Scott 24+4reb+4ast, S.Doliboa 22+8reb+1ast, H.Evans 12+3reb+2ast, S.Ramos 11+1reb+1ast, M.Minhava 5+6reb+7ast, E.Evora 4+8reb+2ast
gschID: 132098


Sampaense - Lusitania 56-61

Sampaense was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Angra 61-56 on Saturday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sampaense won third quarter 18-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lusitania dominated on the defensive end, holding Sampaense to just 5 points in second quarter. American forward Brian Mills (203-88, college: Mercer, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and guard Augusto Sobrinho (188-85) chipped in 20 points. At the losing side American forward Brian Addison (205-87, college: Buffalo) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and forward Joao Balseiro (192-87) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Lusitania (1-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Sampaense will play at home against Terceira Basket in Angra Heroismo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sampaense: B.Addison 21+12reb+1ast, T.McNeal 10+4reb, J.Balseiro 9+5reb+2ast, W.Pratt 6+1reb+1ast, J.Sing 5+2reb+2ast, E.Viana 5+9reb+1ast
Lusitania: A.Sobrinho 20+3reb+1ast, B.Mills 16+10reb+1ast, M.Camara 7+5reb+2ast, R.Franklin 5+5reb+4ast, R.Lindmets 5+4reb+3ast, M.Momplasir 5+11reb+1ast
gschID: 132099


Ginasio - Terceira Basket 64-69

Ginasio was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Angra Heroismo 69-64 on Saturday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ginasio won third quarter 23-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Terceira Basket won last quarter 22-18. American forward Durrell Nevels (198-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) chipped in 23 points and 5 assists. At the losing side swingman Pedro Rocha (190-87) responded with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Nigerian forward George Ehiagwina (206-89) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Terceira Basket will face Sampaense (#11) in Coimbra in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ginasio will play at home against Lusitania (#3) in Angra.
Top scorers:
Ginasio: P.Rocha 22+5reb+5ast, F.Destino 16+4reb, G.Ehiagwina 12+8reb+1ast, D.Caluico 6+9reb, M.Rosa 4+2reb, P.Silva 2+10reb+2ast
Terceira Basket: N.Bowie 23+3reb+5ast, D.Nevels 21+15reb+2ast, T.Murphy 16+1reb+1ast, D.Goncalves 5+3reb, J.Pierre 4+11reb, F.Bettencourt 0
gschID: 132100




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  QATAR   


Qatar wins 1st GCC Games - by Eurobasket News
Qatar wins 1st GCC Games in Bahrain. The team celebrated the victories in all five games and rightfully clinched the Gold Medals. In the last game they beat United Arab Emirates 88:68 after a productive start. They opened the game with 22-14 and had 43-34 at the halftime. The third period ended up with 71-49 while Qatar enjoyed 20-point victory.


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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Gaz Metan 3-0 
 2. Giurgiu 2-0 
 3. U.Mobitel.CN 2-1 
 4. Craiova 2-1 
 5. Targu Mures 2-1 
 6. Pitesti 2-1 
 7. Timisoara 2-1 
 8. Oradea 2-1 
 9. CSU Sibiu 1-1 
 10. Rovinari 1-2 
 11. Ploiesti 1-2 
 12. CSM Bucuresti 1-2 
 13. Otopeni 1-2 
 14. Perla Harghitei 1-2 
 15. Dinamo B. 0-3 
 16. Politehnica 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.25.3 
 2. Brown, Dinamo B.24.3 
 3. Maric, Oradea22.7 
 4. Dykes, U.Mobite.22.7 
 5. Ross, Craiova22.0 
 6. Jones, Ploiesti21.0 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.20.7 
 8. Burlacu, Ploiesti20.3 
 9. Seals, Giurgiu20.0 
 10. Forte, Targu Mures19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.15.7 
 2. Seals, Giurgiu11.0 
 3. Forte, Targu Mures10.0 
 4. Dies, Perla Harghi.10.0 
 5. McKenzie, CSM B.9.7 
 6. Kazarnovski, Pites.9.7 
 7. Nicoara, Gaz Metan9.3 
 8. Ross, Craiova9.3 
 9. Stanescu, Targu M.8.7 
 10. Archie, Timisoara7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chauncey HARDY
  Giurgiu
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Hardy, Giurgiu7.0 
 2. Long, Perla Harghi.6.7 
 3. Wisseh, CSU Sibiu6.0 
 4. Nikolic, Rovinari6.0 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 6. Fields, Rovinari5.3 
 7. Maric, Oradea5.0 
 8. Muntean, Gaz Metan5.0 
 9. Jovanovic, Timisoa.4.7 
 10. Cooley, Targu M.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rade DZAMBIC
  Ploiesti
  (188-G-80)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Dzambic, Ploiesti6.5 
 2. Dykes, U.Mobite.5.0 
 3. Morris, U.Mobite.3.7 
 4. Capusan, Ploiesti3.0 
 5. Seals, Craiova3.0 
 6. Burlacu, Ploiesti3.0 
 7. Vlahovic, Ploiesti3.0 
 8. Nicoara, Gaz Metan2.7 
 9. Howell, Gaz Metan2.7 
 10. Cooley, Targu M.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryson MCKENZIE
  CSM B.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. McKenzie, CSM B.3.0 
 2. Dzambic, Ploiesti2.5 
 3. Vlahovic, Ploiesti2.0 
 4. Oluic, Rovinari2.0 
 5. Morris, U.Mobite.1.7 
 6. Archie, Timisoara1.7 
 7. VanderMeer, Gaz M.1.7 
 8. Riley, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 9. Austin, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 10. Dies, Perla Hargh.1.3 


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  RUSSIA   


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


Standings - Superleague B
Superleague Standings
 1. Ural Ekaterinb. 4-0 
 2. Univ.Surgut 3-1 
 3. Severstal 2-2 
 4. TEMP-SUMZ 2-2 
 5. Ataman 1-1 
 6. Rjazan 1-1 
 7. Spartak V. 1-3 
 8. Ruskon-Mord. 0-2 
 9. Sojuz Zaretchny 0-2 


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Jarvis HAYES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (201-G/F-81)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hayes, Krasnie Kri.21.0 
 2. Quinn, Khimky21.0 
 3. Lavrinovic, CSKA20.0 
 4. Loncar, Khimky19.0 
 5. Thomas, Spartak-.18.0 
 6. Monya, Khimky16.0 
 7. Lyday, Unics15.0 
 8. Shved, CSKA14.0 
 9. Vorontsevich, CSKA14.0 
 10. Blair, Krasnie Kr.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir VEREMEENKO
  Unics
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Veremeenko, Unics9.0 
 2. Vorontsevich, CSKA8.0 
 3. Victor, Spartak-.8.0 
 4. Savenkov, Spartak.8.0 
 5. Monya, Khimky7.0 
 6. Shved, CSKA7.0 
 7. Quinn, Khimky6.0 
 8. Baranov, N.Novgorod6.0 
 9. Thomas, Spartak-.6.0 
 10. Marjanovic, N.Nov.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  Spartak-.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Thomas, Spartak-.11.0 
 2. Shved, CSKA5.0 
 3. Kelati, Khimky4.0 
 4. Daye, Khimky4.0 
 5. Quinn, Khimky3.0 
 6. Urazmanov, Krasni.3.0 
 7. Mozgov, Khimky3.0 
 8. Vyaltsev, Khimky3.0 
 9. Rush, Krasnie Kril.3.0 
 10. Domercant, Unics3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cuthbert VICTOR
  Spartak-.
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Victor, Spartak-.5.0 
 2. Vyaltsev, Khimky3.0 
 3. Blair, Krasnie Kri.3.0 
 4. Kolesnikov, Krasni.2.0 
 5. Bremer, N.Novgorod2.0 
 6. Thomas, Spartak-.2.0 
 7. Likholitov, Krasni.1.0 
 8. Monya, Khimky1.0 
 9. Dedushkin, Krasni.1.0 
 10. Nesterov, Spartak.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr SAVENKOV
  Spartak-.
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Savenkov, Spartak.2.0 
 2. Mozgov, Khimky2.0 
 3. Akindele, Spartak-.2.0 
 4. Loncar, Khimky1.0 
 5. Monya, Khimky1.0 
 6. Rush, Krasnie Kril.1.0 
 7. Kurbanov, CSKA1.0 
 8. Shved, CSKA1.0 
 9. Baburin, Spartak-.1.0 
 10. Wilkinson, Unics1.0 


Stats Leaders - Superleague B
Points Per Game
 Nikola LEPOJEVIC
  Ural E.
  (199-F-82)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Lepojevic, Ural E.21.5 
 2. Gordon, Ural E.20.0 
 3. Ageev, Ruskon-M.15.5 
 4. Vorotnikov, Ataman15.5 
 5. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan15.0 
 6. Petukhov, Spart.13.8 
 7. Zibirov, Ataman13.5 
 8. Lunev, Severstal13.5 
 9. Evgrafov, TE.13.5 
 10. Varnakov, Ruskon.12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrey PETUKHOV
  Spart.
  (204-F-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Petukhov, Spart.9.0 
 2. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.7.5 
 3. Beliaev, Univ.Surg.6.8 
 4. Gresev, Ataman6.5 
 5. Babitchev, Spart.6.3 
 6. Nikolaev, Ural E.6.0 
 7. Sleta, Sojuz Z.6.0 
 8. Ivlev, Rjazan6.0 
 9. Murychev, Sojuz Z.6.0 
 10. Sotnikov, TE.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kirill SLEPUKHA
  Sojuz Z.
  (181-PG-90)
  Avg: 6
 1. Slepukha, Sojuz Z.6.0 
 2. Vokhmianine, TEMP-.4.0 
 3. Glazunov, Ural E.4.0 
 4. Shashkov, Ural E.4.0 
 5. Zibirov, Ataman3.5 
 6. Grebelnyy, Sever.3.3 
 7. Lekavicius, Univ.S.3.3 
 8. Hloponin, Univ.Sur.3.3 
 9. Vorotnikov, Ataman3.0 
 10. Chernov, Ruskon-.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir IVLEV
  Rjazan
  (207-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ivlev, Rjazan3.0 
 2. Zibirov, Ataman2.5 
 3. Glazunov, Ural E.2.3 
 4. Shashkov, Ural E.2.3 
 5. Lekavicius, Univ.S.2.3 
 6. Ageev, Ruskon-M.2.0 
 7. Babitchev, Spart.2.0 
 8. Burtsev, Sojuz Z.2.0 
 9. Krivko, Ruskon-M.1.5 
 10. Smygin, Ataman1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vyacheslav SLETA
  Sojuz Z.
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sleta, Sojuz Z.2.5 
 2. Varlamov, Ural E.2.3 
 3. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.2.0 
 4. Tsvetkov, Severst.2.0 
 5. Petukhov, Spart.1.5 
 6. Shashkov, Ural E.1.3 
 7. Beliaev, Univ.Surg.1.0 
 8. Gresev, Ataman1.0 
 9. Nikolaev, Ural E.1.0 
 10. Babitchev, Spart.0.8 


CSKA beats Zalgiris in Euroleague regular season opener - by Eurobasket News
Group B

Zalgiris - CSKA 74-87
CSKA Moscow never trailed as it unveiled its new roster and shined bright en route to an impressive 74-87 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Opening Game Monday at Zalgirio Arena. In his first Euroleague action in a decade, Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) teamed with former Euroleague MVP Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) to pepper the opening game record book, while Alexey Shved came through with a Euroleague career-high 19 points. Kirilenko finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks to set a new standard for performance index rating in the opening game with 37. He also now has the second most rebounds and blocks in opening game history. Milos Teodosic amassed 16 points and 8 assists for CSKA to tie former teammate Theo Papaloukas for the most dishes in the opening game. Former Zalgiris player Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) added 12 points in 13 minutes and Nenad Krstic (214-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) scored 11 over the winners. CSKA jumped ahead early and led by 12 after a Shved triple to open the second quarter. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) led Zalgiris on an 11-0 charge to get back in the game, but the hosts never took the lead and Teodosic and Lavrinovic had CSKA up 31-44 by halftime. And Zalgiris never fully recovered. DeJuan Collins paced Zalgiris with 18 points and 4 assists and Sonny Weems scored 16 in his Euroleague debut. At halftime, Euroleague all-time leading scorer Marcus Brown, who announced his retirement last week, was honored by both teams. *Courtesy of Euroleague


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


U16 Asia Championship: Japan outmuscle Saudi Arabia - by Eurobasket News
Japan U16 - Saudi Arabia U16 86:36

Japan victoriously opened 2nd Fiba Asia Championship in Vietnam. They overcame Saudi Arabia in Group C opener. Taisei Shirato scored 18 points to lead the winners.
Japan quickly jumped in front. They registered a 20:8 lead after ten minutes of action. The margin grew at 26-point mark 43:17. Japan maintained the lead easily throughout the second half. They built a 35-point buffer at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Keita Shinkawa, Yasunori Aoki and Yudai Baba accounted for 11 points each for Japan. Saleh Hansawi responded with 13 points for Saudi Arabia. Abdulaziz Sakar netted 9 points in the losing effort.

Japan U16: Taisei Shirato 18, Keita Shinkawa 11, Yasunori Aoki 11, Yudai Baba 11
Saudi Arabia U16: Saleh Hansawi 13, Abdulaziz Sakar 9


Kuwait clinched Bronze in Riffa - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait clinched Bronze in Riffa at the 1st GCC Games. The team needed an important 75:68 victory over Saudi Arabia to tie both records at 3-2. Due to the better percentage Kuwait finished third, Saudi Arabia is fourth, while United Arab Emirates with the same record finished second.
Kuwait won the first period over Saudi Arabia 19-14 and had 35:29 halftime advantage.


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  SERBIA   


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Konstantin 2-0 
 2. Mladost BJ 2-0 
 3. Radnicki Stud. 1-1 
 4. Napredak A. 1-1 
 5. Jagodina 1-1 
 6. Radnicki OB 1-1 
 7. Spartak 1-1 
 8. Mladost Cacak 1-1 
 9. Crnokosa 1-1 
 10. Beovuk 72 1-1 
 11. Viva Basket 1-1 
 12. Jedinstvo NB 1-1 
 13. Sabac 0-2 
 14. Vojvodina 0-2 


B League: Round Two - by Eurobasket News

Jagodina - Crnokosa 80-74
The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. 32 personal fouls committed by Crnokosa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Jugoslav Dasic (197-G-80) who scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Nenad Djoric (184-78) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists. Guard Milan Radivojevic (190-89) produced 22 points and center Borislav Djurovic (206-80, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Crnokosa will play next round against strong Napredak A.. KK Jagodina will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Viva Basket in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Jagodina: J.Dasic 25+6reb, N.Djoric 23+2reb+4ast, N.Tmusic 15+10reb+1ast, N.Vujicic 9+4reb+2ast, N.Filipovic 5+3reb, V.Stanisavljevic 2
Crnokosa: M.Radivojevic 22+2reb+3ast, B.Djurovic 15+7reb, M.Masalusic 9+3reb, S.Mukanovic 9+6reb+2ast, B.Sanjin 8+2reb, S.Jovanovic 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 148018


Napredak A. - Mladost BJ 72-78
The game without a history. Mladost BJ led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Napredak A. was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Lazar Rasic orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 5 rebounds. Montenegrin power forward Nikola Vukovic (202-94) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Mladost BJ players scored in double figures. Aleksandar Miladinovic replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Slavisa Djukic added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Napredak A.Napredak A.'s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Mladost BJ: L.Rasic 18+5reb+1ast, F.Marjanovic 15+1reb+1ast, M.Dugosija 12+4reb+1ast, N.Vukovic 11+9reb+1ast, N.Banjanin 10+4reb+1ast, N.Kovacevic 6+2reb+2ast
Napredak A.: A.Miladinovic 20+5reb+2ast, S.Djukic 16+5reb+1ast, S.Raicevic 7+5reb+6ast, D.Sikman 7+6reb+1ast, D.Destanovic 6+1reb, I.Jovanovic 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 148019


Beovuk 72 - Mladost Cacak 77-75
Road loss of Mladost Cacak (1-1) against Beovuk 72 (1-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Mladost Cacak was edged by Beovuk 72 in a tough game in Beograd 75-77. Beovuk 72's next round opponent will be Mladost BJ in Backi Jarak. Mladost Cacak will play at home against Spartak.
gschID: 148013


Spartak - Vojvodina 78-71
The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was guard Miodrag Dinic (197-80) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Rados Vukolic chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Spartak's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Srdjan Pastornjicki (202-91) produced 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and forward Milos Grubor (201-91) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Spartak and five Vojvodina players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Spartak: M.Dinic 20+8reb+2ast, R.Vukolic 14+5reb+1ast, I.Djurovic 13+1reb+1ast, S.Stojanovic 10+2reb+7ast, K.Karahodzic 7+4reb+2ast, M.Markovic 6+4reb
Vojvodina: G.Pobric 16+4reb, S.Pastornjicki 12+3reb+5ast, N.Fekete 11+1reb+2ast, M.Grubor 11+8reb+1ast, S.Zivanovic 11+1reb+1ast, A.Ratkov 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 148014


Sabac - Konstantin 75-76
A very close game took place in Sabac between Konstantin and Sabac. Konstantin (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over Sabac (0-2). Konstantin managed to escape with a 1-point win 76-75 on Sunday evening. Konstantin will meet at home Radnicki OB in the next round where they are favorite. Sabac will play against Vojvodina (#14) in Novi Sad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 148015


Radnicki OB - Jedinstvo NB 97-84
The game was mostly controlled by Radnicki OB. Jedinstvo NB was better in second period 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Radnicki OB looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Jedinstvo NB's players. Jedinstvo NB was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Goran Huskic who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Dragan Boricic (201-77) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots). Guard Vuk Pekovic (183-89) produced 21 points and 5 steals and center Miljan Radenkovic (203-89) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Jedinstvo NB players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Radnicki OB: G.Huskic 19+6reb+2ast, D.Boricic 16+3reb+5ast, V.Radojcic 14+2reb+5ast, V.Ilic 9+1reb, I.Huskic 9+3reb+1ast, F.Simic 8+5reb+10ast
Jedinstvo NB: V.Pekovic 21+2reb+3ast, M.Radenkovic 17+5reb+2ast, P.Brankovic 12+2reb+2ast, S.Vokic 11+8reb, S.Bogdanovic 8+1ast, V.Kirsanov 6+2reb
gschID: 148016


Radnicki Stud. - Viva Basket 96-77
The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Radnicki Stud. dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Viva Basket's 44 and made 17-of-17 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Radnicki Stud. forced 19 Viva Basket turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Viva Basket's players. The best player for the winners was guard Srboljub Samailovic (194-82) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Center Nikola Glisovic (209-73) chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Four Radnicki Stud. players scored in double figures. Guard Dragan Bjelica (198-81) produced 25 points and forward Aleksandar Vuletic (202-86, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Prossin Sports Management) added 9 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the guests. Radnicki Stud. will face Jedinstvo NB (#12) in Novi Becej in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Viva Basket will play at home against KK Jagodina (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Radnicki Stud.: S.Samailovic 24+8reb+4ast, N.Glisovic 20+9reb+5ast, M.Blagojevic 14+6reb+3ast, F.Lalovic 12+2reb+5ast, S.Vucenov 10+2reb+3ast, D.Savic 8+5reb+3ast
Viva Basket: D.Bjelica 25+1ast, V.Bulatovic 12+6reb+2ast, A.Vuletic 9+13reb+1ast, F.Samojlovic 9+3reb+1ast, M.Markovic 8, L.Andrejic 7+3reb


A League: Branko Milisavljevic best player of Round 2 - by Eurobasket News
Guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Mega Vizura, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 35-year old player got a double-double of 31 points and 11 assists, while his team edged out Sloga (0-2) in overtime 107-105. Mega Vizura won both games without losing any, but it's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It's Milisavljevic's second year at Mega Vizura and it's hard to imagine this team without him.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Montenegrin Radomir Marojevic (207-C-81) of Metalac. Marojevic had a very good evening with 24 points and 5 rebounds. Bad luck as Metalac lost that game 80-85 to Tamis (1-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Marojevic is well-known at Metalac and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Marko Popovic (193-G-84) of Sloga. Popovic got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. Despite Popovic's great performance Sloga lost 105-107in overtime to Mega Vizura (2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. After only 2 games, Popovic made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.0ppg (best scorer) and assists with 4.0apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dusan Cantekin (222-C-90) of Mega Vizura - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ivan Kuburovic (203-F-81) of Sloboda Uzice - 23 points and 5 rebounds
6. Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84) of Borac - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Marko Vulin (196-G-83) of Proleter Naftagas - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ivan Smiljanic (198-F-89) of Radnicki Basket - 19 points and 8 rebounds
9. Luka Igrutinovic (193-PG-92) of Proleter Naftagas - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Branko Andjic (201-F-82) of Sloboda Uzice - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Dimec to undergo elbow surgery - by Zeljko Zule
Luka Dimec (207-F/C-90) of Zlatorog will undergo surgery on his right elbow. He is expected to miss four mounths. Dimec dislocated his elbow after the practice. He was averaging 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 2 Adriatic League games this season. Zlatorog temporary fulfilled its roster with Luka's younger brother Ziga Dimec (208-C/F-93). He averaged 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds at the 2011 U18 European Championship.

1B Stats Leaders
D2 Standings
 1. Triglav Strazisce 3-0 
 2. Radenska 2-0 
 3. Postojna 2-1 
 4. Grosuplje 2-1 
 5. Splosna plovba 2-1 
 6. Sencur CP 2-1 
 7. Medvode 1-1 
 8. Hrastnik 1-2 
 9. Branik 1-2 
 10. Jance Prit 1-2 
 11. Konjice 1-2 
 12. Terme Olimia 1-2 
 13. Litija 0-2 


Standings - 1A
Telemach Standings
 1. Elektra 1-0 
 2. Helios 1-0 
 3. Polzela 1-0 
 4. Sentjur 1-0 
 5. Geoplin Slovan 1-1 
 6. Zlatorog 0-0 
 7. LTHcast Mercator 0-1 
 8. Maribor Messer 0-1 
 9. Parklji 0-1 
 10. Rogaska 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Krka
 2. Union Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Blaz MAHKOVIC
  LTHcas.
  (194-F-90)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mahkovic, LTHcas.27.0 
 2. Zolotic, Maribor23.0 
 3. Prepelic, Helios20.0 
 4. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.20.0 
 5. Maric, Sentjur19.0 
 6. Drzic, Sentjur18.0 
 7. Nelson, Sentjur16.0 
 8. Rupnik, Geoplin16.0 
 9. Djugum, Geoplin15.5 
 10. Cigoja, Geoplin15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis NELSON
  Sentjur
  (211-C-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Nelson, Sentjur13.0 
 2. Rizvic, Parklji12.0 
 3. Zolotic, Maribor10.0 
 4. Miljkovic, Rogaska9.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Elektra9.0 
 6. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.7.5 
 7. Mucic, Maribor7.0 
 8. Morina, Polzela6.0 
 9. Soldo, LTHcast6.0 
 10. Zagorc, Elektra6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Patrick REMBERT
  Sentjur
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 13
 1. Rembert, Sentjur13.0 
 2. Prepelic, Helios7.0 
 3. Rupnik, Geoplin7.0 
 4. Jovanovic, Maribo.6.0 
 5. Zagorc, Elektra6.0 
 6. Drzic, Sentjur5.0 
 7. Hohler, Polzela5.0 
 8. Petrovic, Helios4.0 
 9. Vasl, Polzela4.0 
 10. Primorac, Sentjur3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Patrick REMBERT
  Sentjur
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rembert, Sentjur4.0 
 2. Zagorc, Elektra3.0 
 3. Mezek, LTHcast3.0 
 4. Mahkovic, LTHcas.3.0 
 5. Maric, Sentjur2.0 
 6. Mucic, Maribor2.0 
 7. Miljkovic, Rogaska2.0 
 8. Cresnar, Helios2.0 
 9. Lelic, Elektra2.0 
 10. Pelc, Sentjur2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mladen PRIMORAC
  Sentjur
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Primorac, Sentjur5.0 
 2. Cresnar, Helios3.0 
 3. Djugum, Geoplin1.5 
 4. Hannibal, Polzela1.0 
 5. Miljkovic, Rogaska1.0 
 6. Nelson, Sentjur1.0 
 7. Bajramlic, Elektra1.0 
 8. Sebic, Polzela1.0 
 9. Cigoja, Geoplin1.0 
 10. Smajlovic, Rogaska1.0 


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Bostjan SIVKA
  Konjice
  (200-F/C-76)
  Avg: 24
 1. Sivka, Konjice24.0 
 2. Jereb, Konjice21.0 
 3. Horvat, Radenska20.5 
 4. Cipot, Jance Prit18.7 
 5. Vranjkovic, Branik18.0 
 6. Dzombic, Hrastnik17.7 
 7. Krejic, Medvode17.5 
 8. Misic, Grosuplje17.3 
 9. Abramovic, Terme O.17.3 
 10. Verginella, Branik17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik10.7 
 2. Jereb, Konjice10.0 
 3. Vrsnik, Trigla.10.0 
 4. Klepo, Postojna9.7 
 5. Spesic, Radenska9.5 
 6. Sivka, Konjice9.5 
 7. Dolinar, Medvode8.5 
 8. Mahkovic, Trigla.8.0 
 9. Vranjkovic, Branik8.0 
 10. Kavgic, Splosna7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jereb, Konjice7.0 
 2. Perko, Splosna6.0 
 3. Mlakar, Jance Prit6.0 
 4. Ovnik, Hrastnik5.0 
 5. Macek, Terme Olimia5.0 
 6. Brolih, Branik4.3 
 7. Horvat, Nova Gorica4.0 
 8. Buncic, Medvode4.0 
 9. Jersin, Trigla.3.7 
 10. Erzen, Sencur CP3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik2.7 
 2. Spesic, Radenska2.5 
 3. Pusic, Sencur CP2.3 
 4. Mlakar, Jance Prit2.3 
 5. Kristo, Sencur CP2.0 
 6. Miletic, Branik2.0 
 7. Zupanc, Litija2.0 
 8. Cipot, Jance Prit2.0 
 9. Jersin, Trigla.2.0 
 10. Dolinar, Medvode2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jereb, Konjice2.0 
 2. Klepo, Postojna1.7 
 3. Trampus, Grosuplje1.3 
 4. Vranjkovic, Branik1.0 
 5. Kunc, Grosuplje1.0 
 6. Spesic, Radenska1.0 
 7. Gojkovic, Nova G.1.0 
 8. Kavas, Jance Prit1.0 
 9. Skornik, Konjice1.0 
 10. Remus, Branik0.7 


Helios easily over Slovan, Prepelic hits all five 3-pointers - by Zeljko Zule
Helios defeated Slovan 92-85 in their opening game of the Telemach League. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) made all five of his five 3-pointers, scored 20 points and handed out 7 assists, Blaz Cresnar posted 15 points, Sandi Cebular 12 and Vjeko Petrovic 11. Helios, who never trailed, had their largest lead of the game at 46-24 in the second quarter and led by 20 going into fourth quarter. Slovan hit just two 3-pointers, while Helios shot 9-of-15 behind the arc. Marko Pajic led all scorers with 21 points and he grabbed 9 rebounds, Dejan Cigoja added 19 points, Luka Rupnik netted 17 points without a miss and dished out 7 assists and Ante Dogum posted 12 points.

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U16 Asia Championship: Iraq narrowly lose to South Korea in Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Iraq U16 - South Korea U16 70:73

South Korea drew enjoyed the first win at the U16 Fiba Asia Championship in Vietnam. They outscored Iraqi counterparts in Group B. Nakh-yeon Kim delivered 25 points to lead the charge.
Iraq quickly surged in front in this one. They recorded a 19:13 lead ten minutes into the encounter. But South Korea adjusted their offence in the second frame. The Korean side unloaded 21 points to take a 34:30 halftime lead. Iraq went off the dressing room recharged. They went on an impressive 28:11 rally to ensure a comfortable 13-point lead before the fourth term. However South Korea found the way to rebound. They capped the regulation on a 13:6 run to snatch a tough win at the end. Gook-Chan Kim provided 21 points, while Yeong-Bin Yun netted 12 points in the victory. Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) answered with 21 points for Iraq. Ali Abdullhussein notched 14 points in the loss.

Iraq U16: Karrar Hamzah 21, Ali Abdullhussein 14
South Korea U16: Nakh-Yeon Kim 25, Gook-Chan Kim 21, Yeong-Bin Yun 12


Thomas leads Ulsan Mobis Phoebus past KT - by Jeff Liebsch
Thomas Malcolm (206-C-88, college: San Diego St.) basket with 5.9 seconds remaining led Mobis Phoebus over the KT Sonic Boom KT 82-81 Tuesday evening at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium in Busan.

Mobis Phoebus got out to an early lead, as much as 11 in the early minutes due to KTs slow, sloppy start. Cho Dong-Hyun (188-G-76) hit a three to cut the lead to six before the end of the quarter, leaving Ulsan upp 24-18. They were led by Yang Dong-geuns 10 points and Lee Ji-Woon (190-SG-88)s 8.

The second quarter saw KT chip away at the lead, and their persistence paid off when Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) hit a three, and two subsequent baskets from Rhodes Charles (203-F/C-85, college: Mississippi St.) gave KT a 30-28 lead, with 3:44 seconds left to go in the first half.

KTs defence, as well as poor shot selection led Ulsan to go almost four minutes without scoring, before Thomas Malcolm hit two free throws finally broke the drought.

KT took a 39-36 halftime lead, led by Park Sang-ohs 11 points and Cho Dong-Hyun's 10.

Some sloppy play by both teams plagued the third quarter, which saw several lead changes after Moebus Phoebus Park Jong-Cheon (192-SF-79) hit a couple of threes and Cho Sung-Min replied for KT to give KT a 63-61 advantage at the end of the third.

But Thomas Malcolm came up big in the fourth, as KT blew a 7 point lead with five minutes to go, first by blocking Cho Sung-Mins shot with 12.3 seconds left, before hitting the game winner over Rhodes Charles with 5.9 seconds left.

Cho Sung-Mins last attempt shot was off-balance and the subsequent airball cost KT their second loss of the season.

Thomas Malcolm finished with 29 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 blocks, while Park Jong-Cheon chipped in 17 and Lee Ji-Woon 15.

Rhodes Charles had his third double-double in as many games, with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals and a block.

After the game Thomas Malcolm was happy that his team is starting to gel, and their hard work is paying off.

My teams giving me confidence to play well. Were like a family now. We want to play well together, he said.


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


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  SPAIN   


Ausina's 17 points give him LEB Silver Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
30-year old Alberto Ausina (203-C/F-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Aurteneche M. and receives a Eurobasket.com LEB Silver Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had the game-high 17 points adding two rebounds and three assists for Aurteneche M. in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Lan Mobel ISB (0-2) 84-81. Aurteneche M. won both games without losing any, but it's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Ausina turned to be Aurteneche M.'s top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Deforrest Smith (198-G/F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management) of Coruna. He is American swingman in his first season at Coruna. In the last game Smith recorded impressive 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Coruna lost that game 65-82 to Barca Regal II (2-0). 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 Coruna and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#7). He also registered 5.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Sergio Llorente (188-PG-90) of Avila. Llorente scored 15 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Avila, leading his team to a 65-51 easy win against Gandia Basquet (0-2). Avila has 1-1 record. After only 2 games, Llorente made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.5apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Olasumbo Atoyebi (203-C/F-88) of Lan Mobel ISB - 25 points and 11 rebounds
5. Joan Creus (185-PG-92) of Barca Regal II - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Alex Ros (192-G-83) of Plasencia - 13 points and 2 rebounds
7. Alfredo Ott (193-G-83) of Lan Mobel ISB - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ivan Garcia (207-F/C-86) of Barca Regal II - 19 points and 5 rebounds
9. Marko Todorovic (209-C-92) of Prat Juventud - 12 points and 10 rebounds
10. Matthew Webster (203-F-84) of Ourense - 15 points, 9 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)


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  SWEDEN   


Mbemba number one in Basketligan for round 3 - by Eurobasket News
Former international guard Rudy Mbemba (181-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LF Basket, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, six rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Boras (#6, 1-2) 104-98. LF Basket maintains the 3rd position in Basketligan with 2-1 record. It's Mbemba's second year at LF Basket and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Rudy Mbemba has solid league stats so far. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 21.0ppg) and averages impressive 3.7spg and 55.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old former international center Johan Akesson (210-C-84, agency: Warren Sports International) of 08. Akesson had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Of course 08 cruised to a 87-78 relatively comfortable win over Eco Orebro (0-3). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Akesson is a newcomer at 08, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 9.7rpg and 4.3apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Christopher McKnight (201-F-87) of Boras (#6). McKnight scored 29 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite McKnight's great performance Boras lost 98-104 to LF Basket (#3, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88) of Jamtland - 31 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Joakim Blom (211-C-76) of 08 - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) of Sundsvall - 11 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Stephen McDowell (180-G-85) of Solna - 22 points and 14 rebounds
8. Keith Ramsey (206-F-87) of LF Basket - 12 points and 11 rebounds
9. Kenneth Simms (203-C-86) of Sodertalje - 23 points and 5 rebounds
10. Demond Watt (200-F-89) of Eco Orebro - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Toure number one in LNA for Round 3 - by Eurobasket News
Senegalese power forward Babacar Toure (205-F/C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Geneve Lions, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team SAM Massagno (#8, 0-3) with 31-point margin 97-66. Geneve Lions is placed at 3rd position in Swiss LNA. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Geneve Lions won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It's Toure's second year at Geneve Lions and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Babacar Toure has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 10.5rpg) and averages impressive 4.0bpg and 54.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Ronald Yates (201-F-83) of league's second-best Fribourg. Yates had a very good evening with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Fribourg cruised to a 80-73 relatively comfortable win over Lugano Tigers (2-1). 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. Yates is a newcomer at Fribourg, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.0ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 4.0apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Travele Jones (203-F) of SAM Massagno (#8). Jones scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Jones' great performance SAM Massagno lost 66-97 to Geneve Lions (#3, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. SAM Massagno can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Jones he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jones has individually a great season in Switzerland. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.0ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Thomas (192-G-85) of BBC Nyon - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Kevin Swinton (203-F) of SAM Massagno - 24 points and 7 rebounds
6. Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) of Starwings - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ian Boylan (197-G/F-83) of Monthey - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Stefan Petkovic (186-G-92) of Fribourg - 16 points and 6 assists
9. Jonathan Dubas (201-F/C-91) of Monthey - 11 points and 7 rebounds
10. Jeremy Jaunin (170-PG-91) of Geneve Lions - 10 points 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)


LNA Round 3: Monthey keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the LNA and who belongs to weaker ones.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Monthey as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Monthey defeated bottom-ranked Starwings at home 73-56. The game was mostly controlled by Monthey. Starwings managed to win second period 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Monthey dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Starwings' 26 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American swingman Ian Boylan (197-83, college: Cal.St. Northridge) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) helped adding 14 points. The best for the losing side was Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Monthey have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Starwings at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with SAM Massagno. Starwings will play next round against Boncourt trying to get back on the winning streak. Monthey will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Fribourg on the road.
Undefeated Lugano Tigers (2-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by leader Fribourg (2-0) 80-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lugano Tigers. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Stefan Petkovic accounted for 16 points and 6 assists. American-Nigerian guard Michael Efevberha (199-84, college: Cal.St. Northridge) came up with 21 points for Lugano Tigers in the defeat. Fribourg moved-up to second place, which they share with Geneve Lions. Defending champion Lugano Tigers dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. Fribourg will play against league's leader Monthey at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lugano Tigers will have a break next round.
Leader Geneve Lions (2-0) crushed at home bottom-ranked SAM Massagno (0-3) by 31 points 97-66, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Babacar Toure who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was Travele Jones who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 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. Geneve Lions moved-up to second place, which they share with Fribourg. Loser SAM Massagno still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Starwings. Geneve Lions will meet BBC Nyon (#6) on the road in the next round. SAM Massagno will play against SAV Vacallo in Chiasso and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 BBC Nyon destroyed Boncourt on the opponent's court 79-57.



Boncourt - BBC Nyon 57-79

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Boncourt (1-2) was crushed at home by seventh ranked BBC Nyon (1-2) 79-57 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by BBC Nyon. Boncourt managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BBC Nyon dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Boncourt's 26. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandon Thomas (192-85, college: Texas St.) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. His fellow American import power forward Kramer Knutson (205-89, college: Portland) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four BBC Nyon players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Nemanja Calasan (204-85, college: Purdue) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Alexis Herrmann (177-92) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Boncourt's coach Antoine Petitjean gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. BBC Nyon left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with defeated Boncourt. BBC Nyon will meet at home higher ranked Geneve Lions (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boncourt will play against Starwings in Basel.
Top scorers:
BBC Nyon: B.Thomas 17+13reb+4ast, K.Knutson 14+9reb, X.Paredes 12+4reb+2ast, R.Dermody 11+7reb+4ast, L.Bobetso 8+2ast, L.Vallotton 8+4reb
Boncourt: N.Calasan 11+13reb+3ast, A.Herrmann 10+5reb+3ast, M.Salomone 10+1reb+1ast, I.N'Diaye 7+4reb+1ast, L.Lahey 6+3reb, J.Boesch 4+1reb
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Geneve Lions - SAM Massagno 97-66

Leader Geneve Lions (2-0) crushed at home bottom-ranked SAM Massagno (0-3) by 31 points 97-66, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Geneve Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to SAM Massagno's 42. Geneve Lions forced 20 SAM Massagno turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by SAM Massagno's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Geneve Lions made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was Senegalese power forward Babacar Toure (205-85) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. American forward Sean Barnette (195-86, college: Wingate, agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Four Geneve Lions players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Travele Jones (203, college: Texas Southern) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import forward Kevin Swinton (203, college: Oklahoma Baptist) added 24 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Geneve Lions moved-up to second place, which they share with Fribourg. Loser SAM Massagno still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Starwings. Geneve Lions will meet BBC Nyon (#6) on the road in the next round. SAM Massagno will play against SAV Vacallo in Chiasso and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: B.Toure 20+15reb+4ast, V.Buscaglia 19+1ast, S.Barnette 13+4reb+5ast, J.Jaunin 10+5ast, J.Aw 9+4reb+3ast, T.Brown 8+1reb+3ast
SAM Massagno: K.Swinton 24+7reb+1ast, T.Jones 21+12reb, C.Kaba 14+6reb+1ast, T.Murati 7+1ast, P.Ishiodu 0+2ast, N.Stevanovic 0+1reb+6ast
gschID: 136502


Monthey - Starwings 73-56

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Monthey as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Monthey defeated bottom-ranked Starwings at home 73-56. The game was mostly controlled by Monthey. Starwings managed to win second period 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Monthey dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Starwings' 26 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American swingman Ian Boylan (197-83, college: Cal.St. Northridge) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) helped adding 14 points. Four Monthey players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Brandon Jenkins (190-85, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Monthey have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Starwings at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with SAM Massagno. Starwings will play next round against Boncourt trying to get back on the winning streak. Monthey will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Fribourg on the road.
Top scorers:
Monthey: I.Boylan 20+5reb+5ast, T.Smith 14+3reb+2ast, J.Dubas 11+7reb+1ast, B.Salaam 10+5reb, S.Louissaint 7+7reb+4ast, M.Mihajlovic 5+5reb+2ast
Starwings: J.Burrows 18+9reb+3ast, B.Jenkins 15+6reb+1ast, T.McCrory 8+3reb+2ast, M.Petkovic 7+3reb+5ast, R.Albrecht 5+4reb, J.Fuchs 3+1reb
gschID: 136503


Lugano Tigers - Fribourg 73-80

Undefeated Lugano Tigers (2-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by leader Fribourg (2-0) 80-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lugano Tigers. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Lugano Tigers were ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 39-26 second half run of Fribourg. They also forced 19 Lugano Tigers turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Stefan Petkovic (186-92) accounted for 16 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Fribourg players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian guard Michael Efevberha (199-84, college: Cal.St. Northridge) came up with 21 points and American swingman Edwin Draughan (196-82, college: Yale) added 9 points and 4 assists respectively for Lugano Tigers in the defeat. Fribourg moved-up to second place, which they share with Geneve Lions. Defending champion Lugano Tigers dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. Fribourg will play against league's leader Monthey at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lugano Tigers will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: R.Yates 27+5reb+5ast, S.Petkovic 16+1reb+6ast, D.Esterkamp 13+8reb+1ast, B.Polyblank 10+4reb+1ast, J.Kazadi 5+5reb+2ast, D.Forbes 5+4reb
Lugano Tigers: M.Efevberha 21+3reb+3ast, D.Mladjan 11+4reb, D.Stockalper 11+5reb+1ast, M.Abukar 9+1reb, E.Draughan 9+4reb+4ast, R.Richards 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 136504




Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Monthey 3-0 
 2. Fribourg 2-0 
 3. Geneve Lions 2-0 
 4. Lugano Tigers 2-1 
 5. SAV Vacallo 1-1 
 6. BBC Nyon 1-2 
 7. Boncourt 1-2 
 8. SAM Massagno 0-3 
 9. Starwings 0-3 


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Ronald YATES
  Fribourg
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 28
 1. Yates, Fribourg28.0 
 2. Jones, SAM M.21.0 
 3. Efevberha, Lugano20.3 
 4. Barnette, Geneve18.5 
 5. Boylan, Monthey18.3 
 6. Uzas, SAV Vacallo18.0 
 7. Gibson, SAV Vacallo17.5 
 8. Schneiderman, SAV17.5 
 9. Jenkins, Starwings17.0 
 10. Abukar, Lugano T.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nemanja CALASAN
  Boncourt
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Calasan, Boncourt12.0 
 2. Allen, Boncourt12.0 
 3. Bing, Geneve Lions11.5 
 4. Richards, Lugano T.11.0 
 5. Toure, Geneve Lio.10.5 
 6. Thomas, BBC Nyon9.3 
 7. Burrows, Starwings8.7 
 8. Knutson, BBC Nyon8.7 
 9. Swinton, SAM M.7.0 
 10. Gibson, SAV Vacal.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miroslav PETKOVIC
  Starw.<