EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/9/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 3-0 
 2. Cedevita 1-0 
 3. FMP 1-0 
 4. Partizan 1-0 
 5. Siroki TT 1-0 
 6. Union Olimpija 1-0 
 7. Radnicki 0-0 
 8. Buducnost 0-1 
 9. Cibona 0-1 
 10. Helios 0-1 
 11. Hemofarm 0-1 
 12. KK Zagreb CO 0-1 
 13. Krka 0-1 
 14. Zlatorog 0-2 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brian CHASE
  Cibona
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 17
 1. Chase, Cibona17.0 
 2. Zubcic, Cibona16.0 
 3. Schortsaniti., Mac.15.7 
 4. Jordan, Krka15.0 
 5. Car, Cedevita14.0 
 6. Smodis, Cedevita14.0 
 7. Rozic, Cibona14.0 
 8. Smith, Maccabi T-A13.3 
 9. Eliyahu, Maccabi12.3 
 10. Barbour, Cibona12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrija ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (207-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.0 
 2. Omic, Zlatorog7.0 
 3. Vitkovac, Buducno.7.0 
 4. Barbour, Cibona7.0 
 5. Schortsaniti., Mac.6.3 
 6. Owens, Cedevita6.0 
 7. Pavic, Krka5.0 
 8. Stinson, Krka5.0 
 9. Vucevic, Buducnost5.0 
 10. Hendrix, Maccabi4.7 
Assists Per Game
 Brian CHASE
  Cibona
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Chase, Cibona6.0 
 2. Farmar, Maccabi4.7 
 3. Roberson, Zlatorog4.0 
 4. Popovic, Buducnost4.0 
 5. Draper, Cedevita4.0 
 6. Rudez, Cibona4.0 
 7. Papaloukas, Macca.4.0 
 8. Owens, Cedevita4.0 
 9. Mali, Zlatorog3.0 
 10. Warren, Cedevita3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Zlatorog
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Vujasinovic, Zlato.4.0 
 2. Draper, Cedevita3.0 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog3.0 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 5. Vucevic, Buducnost3.0 
 6. Chase, Cibona3.0 
 7. Dragic, Krka2.0 
 8. Rozic, Cibona2.0 
 9. Car, Cedevita2.0 
 10. Skific, Zlatorog2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Haywood OWENS
  Cedevita
  (204-F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Owens, Cedevita2.0 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 3. Dimec, Zlatorog1.0 
 4. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 5. Schortsaniti., Mac.1.0 
 6. Anderson, Buducno.1.0 
 7. Atanackovic, Zlato.1.0 
 8. Popovic, Buducnost1.0 
 9. Macvan, Maccabi0.5 
 10. Bluthenthal, Macc.0.5 


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  ARGENTINA   


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


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
North
 1. Alvear 3-0 
 2. Obera TC 3-0 
 3. Union Progr. 2-0 
 4. San Isidro 1-1 
 5. Tomas Rocam. 1-1 
 6. Union Sunch 1-2 
 7. A.Italiana 1-2 
 8. Estudian.Con. 1-2 
 9. A.Espanola 0-2 
 10. Atl.Echague 0-3 
South
 1. Argentino 3-0 
 2. Bragado 3-0 
 3. Alianza Viedma 2-0 
 4. Huracan 2-1 
 5. MH Basket 2-1 
 6. Banda Norte 1-1 
 7. Ciclista 1-2 
 8. Firmat SF 1-2 
 9. San Mart.MJ 0-2 
 10. Rosario Cent. 0-3 
 11. Sport Club 0-3 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Gutierrez, Obras20.0 
 2. OBannon, Boca Jrs19.5 
 3. Meyinsse, Wuber-.19.0 
 4. Villegas, Sionista19.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Penarol18.0 
 6. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.0 
 7. Mikulas, La Union15.5 
 8. Funes, GECR I.14.8 
 9. Lo Grippo, Quimsa14.8 
 10. McGowan, GECR I.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Garces, Atenas12.3 
 2. Mikulas, La Union11.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.2 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.9.0 
 5. McGowan, GECR I.8.3 
 6. Amicucci, Olimpico.8.3 
 7. Johnsen, Quilm.8.0 
 8. Sandes, Sionista8.0 
 9. Morris, Quilmes MP7.8 
 10. Gayden, Club 97.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.3 
 2. Sucatzky, Atenas6.8 
 3. Victoriano, San M.6.0 
 4. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.5 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.0 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad4.8 
 7. Campazzo, Penarol4.8 
 8. Osimani, Obras4.8 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista4.3 
 10. McHopson, Quilm.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alexander David GALINDO
  Olimpico.
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Galindo, Olimpico.4.0 
 2. Sucatzky, Atenas3.3 
 3. McGowan, GECR I.3.3 
 4. McHopson, Quilm.3.3 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.3.0 
 6. Carter, San M.3.0 
 7. Gonzalez, Quilm.3.0 
 8. Villares, Olimpico.2.8 
 9. Farabello, La Union2.8 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Battle, Libertad S.1.8 
 2. Williams, Quimsa1.5 
 3. Garces, Atenas1.5 
 4. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 5. Roe, Regatas C.1.3 
 6. Delia, Boca Jrs1.0 
 7. Gayden, Club 91.0 
 8. Alston, Boca Jrs1.0 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.1.0 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.1.0 


LigaA Round 5: Boca Juniors lose the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

There was a change at the LigaA leadership position after last games. Round 5 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Boca Juniors (3-2). They were defeated by eighth ranked Quilmes MP (2-3) 86-69 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Quilmes MP. Boca Juniors managed to win third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Boca Juniors 48-14 including a 14-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 19 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Brian Morris (205-87, college: Humboldt St.) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Larry OBannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) responded with 16 points. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Quilmes MP moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Lanus. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Quimsa. Boca Juniors will play next round against Lanus trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena of Lanus. Quilmes MP will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..
The game between Top Four teams took place in Santiado Estero. First ranked host Quimsa (4-1) defeated second-ranked Regatas Corrientes (3-2) 93-79. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Quimsa maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with Wuber-Est.Bahia. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Quimsa will play against La Union (#6) in Formosa in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Regatas Corrientes will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
San Martin Corrientes has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Olimpico de La Banda (1-4) 95-72 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Fabian Ramirez who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Jaime Lloreda produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. San Martin Corrientes left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Olimpico de La Banda. San Martin Corrientes will meet at home league's second-placed Atenas in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Sionista (#3) in Parana.
The game in Buenos Aires was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked GECR Indalo (2-3) played at the court of seventh ranked Lanus (2-3). Lanus managed to secure a 5-point victory 74-69. Adrian Boccia orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Lanus moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Quilmes MP. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Boca Juniors.
The game in Rio Tercero was also quite interesting. Second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (4-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Club 9 (1-4). Wuber-Est.Bahia defeated Club 9 69-56 on Friday. Jerome Meyinsse stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Wuber-Est.Bahia keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Quimsa. Club 9 lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with four games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face league's second-placed Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Club 9 will play at home against Penarol (#4) in Mar del Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 5 La Union lost to Libertad S. on the opponent's court 53-64.



Lanus - GECR Indalo 74-69

The game in Buenos Aires was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked GECR Indalo (2-3) played at the court of seventh ranked Lanus (2-3). Lanus managed to secure a 5-point victory 74-69. Lanus made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Strangely GECR Indalo outrebounded Lanus 38-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (196-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Nicolas Laprovitola (191-90) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five Lanus players scored in double figures. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American power forward Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC, agency: Promotex) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Cedric McGowan (198-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for GECR Indalo. Lanus moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Quilmes MP. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
Lanus: J.Pablo Cantero 15+1reb+1ast, N.Laprovitola 15+2reb+2ast, A.Boccia 13+5reb+4ast, B.Zanotti 11+4reb+1ast, T.Taylor 10+3reb, F.Giorgi 6+4reb
GECR Indalo: A.Feeley 16+6reb, D.Romero 11+6reb+2ast, F.Funes 10+2reb+1ast, C.McGowan 9+8reb+4ast, I.Ofoegbu 8+5reb+2ast, S.Scala 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 136258


Quilmes MP - Boca Jrs 86-69

There was a change at the LigaA leadership position after last games. Round 5 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Boca Juniors (3-2). They were defeated by eighth ranked Quilmes MP (2-3) 86-69 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Quilmes MP. Boca Juniors managed to win third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Boca Juniors 48-14 including a 14-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 19 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Brian Morris (205-87, college: Humboldt St.) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Five Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. American guard Larry OBannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) responded with 16 points and the former international guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) scored 7 points and 5 assists. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Quilmes MP moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo and Lanus. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Quimsa. Boca Juniors will play next round against Lanus trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena of Lanus. Quilmes MP will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked GECR Indalo in Comodoro R..
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: B.Morris 19+9reb+3ast, P.McHopson 18+5reb+4ast, N.Ferreyra 14+1reb+2ast, B.Johnsen 13+8reb+1ast, L.Truscott 12+19reb+1ast, F.Pinero 8+2reb+4ast
Boca Jrs: L.OBannon 16+1reb, M.Delia 11+3reb, J.Brussino 10+1ast, M.Fierro 9+3reb+1ast, D.Alston 7+3ast, M.Stanic 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 136260


Club 9 - Wuber-Est.Bahia 56-69

The game in Rio Tercero was also quite interesting. Second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (4-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Club 9 (1-4). Wuber-Est.Bahia defeated Club 9 69-56 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Wuber-Est.Bahia. Club 9 was better in second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Wuber-Est.Bahia outrebounded Club 9 43-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Martin Melo (197-82) responded with 14 points and the former international guard Diego Gerbaudo (182-89) scored 14 points and 4 steals. Wuber-Est.Bahia keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Quimsa. Club 9 lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with four games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face league's second-placed Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Club 9 will play at home against Penarol (#4) in Mar del Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Meyinsse 22+14reb+1ast, R.Sanchez 17+3reb, J.Mojica 14+8reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 7+4reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Sanchez 6+8reb+7ast, L.Faggiano 3+1reb
Club 9: M.Melo 14+4reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 14+2reb+2ast, E.Martina 11+6reb+1ast, G.Torre 9+3reb, J.Cowan 4+3reb, P.Orlietti 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136253


Libertad S. - La Union 64-53

Rather expected game when 7th ranked La Union (1-4) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales (3-2) 64-53 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Libertad Sunchales. La Union was better in third quarter 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up and scored 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and guard Jonatan Treise (182-85) chipped in 11 points and 5 assists. Four Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. The former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Daniel Farabello (194-73) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. La Union lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face Regatas Corrientes (#5) at home in the next round. La Union will play against the league's leader Quimsa in Santiado Estero.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: R.Battle 17+7reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 11+4reb, S.Johnson 11+5reb+1ast, J.Treise 11+2reb+5ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 5+5reb, A.Alloatti 5+8reb+2ast
La Union: G.Mikulas 17+5reb, A.Pau 12+2reb+2ast, A.Marin 11+4reb+2ast, D.Farabello 9+7reb+2ast, R.Wolkowyski 4+5reb, F.Fernandez 0
gschID: 136255


San Mart.C. - Olimpico LB 95-72

San Martin Corrientes has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Olimpico de La Banda (1-4) 95-72 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-72. The best player for the winners was swingman Fabian Ramirez (197-90) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Guard Fabian Elias Saad (190-83) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. Jaime Lloreda produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Puerto Rican forward Alexander David Galindo (198-85, college: FIU) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. San Martin Corrientes left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Olimpico de La Banda. San Martin Corrientes will meet at home league's second-placed Atenas in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Olimpico de La Banda will play against Sionista (#3) in Parana.
Top scorers:
San Mart.C.: F.Ramirez 17+5reb+2ast, F.Elias Saad 16+6reb+2ast, H.Rollins 16+5reb+1ast, L.Victoriano 12+2reb+4ast, W.McFarlan 12+6reb+1ast, A.Eslava 10+9reb+2ast
Olimpico LB: L.Jaime 17+10reb, A.David Galindo 14+5reb, A.Sucre 11+6reb+1ast, E.Villares 9+1reb+2ast, F.Malara 7+3reb, M.Ibarra 5+2ast
gschID: 136256


Round 5
Quimsa - Regatas C. 93-79

The game between Top Four teams took place in Santiado Estero. First ranked host Quimsa (4-1) defeated second-ranked Regatas Corrientes (3-2) 93-79. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Quimsa maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with Wuber-Est.Bahia. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Quimsa will play against La Union (#6) in Formosa in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Regatas Corrientes will play on the road against Libertad Sunchales (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 151405




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  AUSTRALIA   


Mills, Tigers claw Kings in Capital City Clash - by Eurobasket News
Boomers point guard Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) has carried the Melbourne Tigers to an 82-76 point win over the Sydney Kings in the inaugural Capital City Clash on Friday night, making history as the first current NBA player to play in the NBL.

In a spirited fourth-quarter comeback that brought the Cage crowd to life, the Tigers put their offensive structure on the backburner as Mills (28 points, 8/18 from the field) and Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85, college: California) (22 points) rained clutch triples to put away the Kings, who led by as many as 14 points late in the third quarter.

Down 70-62 with 4:30 to play, a Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83, college: ORU) (14 points, 9 rebounds) put-back followed by an Ubaka lay-up began an onslaught that reclaimed the lead with a little over a minute to play.

Trevor Gleeson (agency: Warren Sports International ), the first Tigers coach to have not played for the club, was relieved with his teams ability to come through down the stretch.

We didnt really get into a rhythm at all, at least not until the last six minutes, Gleeson said. The turning point was our two guards getting aggressive in transition. It was our will to win that was the difference in the end.

Tipping-off in front a pulsating Cage crowd, it was the Kings who demonstrated marked improvement from last year, containing the Tigers much-heralded fast break and patiently finding their bigs around the basket - Julian Khazzouh (210-C-86) (18 points, 14 rebounds) dominating in the paint.

Mills was unexpectedly complacent through the first, with a missed fade-away and two turnovers his only first quarter statistics. In contrast, Kings point guard Aaron Bruce (9 points) impressed early, scoring the first five points.

Excitement at The Cage waned through much of the first half, a Liam Rush dunk off a Matt Burston offensive rebound one of the few highlights for the mostly fresh-faced and impatient home crowd as Sydney made all the running.

The Kings tasted blood after a Greer airball late in the third quarter, picking off consecutive passes for uncontested lay-ups to go up 59-45 for the biggest lead of the game.

The Tigers were just starting to heat up though, and Mills redeemed his slow start, teaming with Ubaka to steal the show and the victory.

Khazzouh admitted post-game that the Bogut saga had crept into the Kings camp.

The guys were talking about it a lot. You want to be professional and all but its still in the back of your mind will he, wont he. Now we can move on to bigger and better things, he said.

Last years Rookie of the Year Ben Madgen struggled with his shot (eight points, 3/12 from the field), but Kings' coach Ian Robilliard insists that hell come good and that timely Tigers shooting proved the difference in the end.

Madg works way too hard, Khazzouh agreed. Thats not the way he plays. Hell be fine.



Melbourne Tigers 82 (Mills 28, Ubaka 22, Tragardh 14)
Sydney Kings 76 (Khazzouh 18, Grant 16, Bruce 9)

Crowd: 3500 at State Netball & Hockey Centre, Melbourne

Courtesy of NBL (www.nbl.com.au)




Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 1-0 
 2. Taipans 1-0 
 3. Tigers 1-0 
 4. Wildcats 1-0 
 5. Hawks 0-0 
 6. 36ers 0-1 
 7. Blaze 0-1 
 8. Crocodiles 0-1 
 9. Kings 0-1 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vallo ALLINGU
  Tartu U.
  (206-C-78)
  Avg: 21
 1. Allingu, Tartu U.21.0 
 2. Skele, Kalev/Cramo16.0 
 3. Kadziulis, Rudupis15.0 
 4. Peciukas, Kedainiai15.0 
 5. Amis, Tartu Ulikool15.0 
 6. Blaus, Ventspils14.0 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventsp.13.0 
 8. Lowe, Kedainiai13.0 
 9. Salenga, Rudupis13.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. McClure, Kedainiai11.0 
 2. Vitas, Liepaja9.0 
 3. Barnes, Kedainiai9.0 
 4. Beliavicius, Kedai.9.0 
 5. Berzins, Ventspils8.0 
 6. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.8.0 
 7. Allingu, Tartu U.7.0 
 8. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.0 
 9. Peciukas, Kedainiai7.0 
 10. Orelikas, Rudupis7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aidas VISKONTAS
  Rudupis
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Viskontas, Rudupis5.0 
 2. Lowe, Kedainiai5.0 
 3. Doronin, Tartu U.4.0 
 4. Mayo, Liepaja4.0 
 5. Peciukas, Kedainiai3.0 
 6. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 7. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.3.0 
 8. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.3.0 
 9. Berzins, Ventspils3.0 
 10. Saage, Tartu Ulik.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 2. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 3. Peciukas, Kedainiai3.0 
 4. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 5. Blaus, Ventspils3.0 
 6. Cizauskas, Baltai2.5 
 7. Salenga, Rudupis2.0 
 8. Laksa, Ventspils2.0 
 9. Timma, Liepaja2.0 
 10. Janavicius, Balta.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ULYANKO
  Kalev/Cr.
  (204-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 2. Barnes, Kedainiai2.0 
 3. McClure, Kedainiai2.0 
 4. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 5. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventsp.1.0 
 7. Timma, Liepaja1.0 
 8. Doronin, Tartu U.1.0 
 9. Vitas, Liepaja1.0 
 10. Allingu, Tartu U.1.0 


BK Valmiera brings Daviin Davis - by Eurobasket News
BK Valmiera brings Daviin Davis (193-F-85, college: Weber St.) and announced the roster for the upcoming season. The team also announced Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91, agency: FCM), Edmunds Elksnis, Elvis Saulits, Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) and Jekabs Rozitis (206-F/C-86).
Early in Nov 2009 Valmiera brought in Daviin Davis. The American player started the season in Finland. Daviin Davis managed 12.2 points, 4.8 boards and 1.3 assists in six games played for Kataja. The forward graduated from the Weber State University in 2009. He tallied 9.5 points, 3.4 boards and 2.4 assists per game in his senior season with the Wildcats. Davis was trumped the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year this summer. In Latvian League at that time he became the second top-scorer with 17.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, Blocks-2 (1.2bpg), FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 66.9%. In Baltic League he also became second top-scorer with 19.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-1 (1.4bpg), FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 72.8%.
In 2010-2011 moved to ALM Evreux Basket (France-ProB, starting five) and in 34 games showed 11.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 62.9%.
Ernests Kalve comes from Nevezis Kedainiai (Lithuania-LKL). In Baltic League he showed 11.2ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 72.9%, while in Lithuanian League his stats read 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 77.4%.
Jekabs Rozitis arrived from BK Zemgale Jelgava (LBL, starting five). In Latvian League after 30 games he averaged 9.3ppg, Reb-2 (7.5rpg), Blocks-1 (1.8bpg), FGP: 44.3%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 68.5%. In Baltic League after 14 games he showed 8.6ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-3 (1.9bpg), FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 27.6%, FT: 54.5%.




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D1: 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 D1.

M.Hainaut - Verviers-Pep. 88-69

VOO Verviers-Pepinster (0-1) recorded its first loss in Quaregnon. Visitors were rolled over by Dexia Mons-Hainaut (1-1) 88-69. Dexia Mons-Hainaut made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. American point guard Sean Singletary (183-85, college: Virginia) notched 15 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and the other American import guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) supported him with 14 points. Four Dexia Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Even 16 points by guard Julien Rahier (193-83) did not help to save the game for VOO Verviers-Pepinster. American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) added 11 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against Base Oostende on the road in the next round. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Okapi Aalstar to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: J.Rahier 16+4reb+1ast, J.Love 11+6reb, K.Austin 10+6reb, M.Singletary 7+2reb+1ast, D.Downey 6+4reb+2ast, J.Beal 6
M.Hainaut: S.Singletary 15+3reb+4ast, Q.Taylor 14+3reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 13+2reb+2ast, W.Carter 10+3reb+1ast, A.Nivins 8+4reb, S.Bellin 8
gschID: 131992


Leuven - Aalstar 84-78

Okapi Aalstar trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 27-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-84 at the end of the game. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP, agency: Court Side) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Brandon Freeman (191-83, college: UALR) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Five Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. American guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) responded with 26 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Okapi Aalstar will play next round against VOO Verviers-Pepinster. Leuven Bears will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: S.Jackson 26+5reb+1ast, C.Copeland 21+5reb+3ast, J.Holiday 11+2reb, C.Young 9+6reb+3ast, K.Kruger 4+4reb+3ast, H.VanLangenhove 3+1reb
Leuven: B.Freeman 17+1reb+3ast, J.Tofi 14+7reb+1ast, J.McLean 12+7reb+2ast, M.McGhee 12+5reb+2ast, A.Dagunduro 10+4reb, J.Davis 8+5ast
gschID: 131993


Gent - Oostende 60-78

Base Oostende did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 78-60. The game was mostly controlled by Base Oostende. Optima Gent was better in second period 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Base Oostende made 24-of-27 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Optima Gent helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Bosnian-Serbian swingman Veselin Petrovic (196-G/F-77, agency: Beo Basket) (196-77, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) (198-85, college: Hawaii) contributed with 19 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the winners. Four Base Oostende players scored in double figures. Base Oostende's coach Jean-Marc Jaumin used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) replied with 10 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Michael Jenkins (191-86, college: Winthrop) added 14 points in the effort for Optima Gent.
Top scorers:
Gent: M.Jenkins 14+4reb, G.Brown 10+9reb, B.Heinle 9+6reb+2ast, R.Chaney 9+4reb+1ast, L.Anderson 6+2reb+2ast, L.Bosco 6+1reb+6ast
Oostende: M.Lojeski 19+3reb+1ast, C.Booker 18+5reb, J.Rich 14+4reb+3ast, V.Petrovic 12+11reb+1ast, D.Sakota 7, D.DROBNJAK 4+2reb
gschID: 131994


Liege - Charleroi 60-87

The game was mostly controlled by Spirou Charleroi. Belgacom Liege managed to win third quarter 23-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Belgacom Liege 37-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Spirou Charleroi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (207-F-91) (207-91) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Demond Mallet (185-78, college: McNeese St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) produced 17 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Dominic Waters (185-86, college: Portland St.) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. They share it with 3 other teams. Spirou Charleroi will meet at home Antwerp Giants in the next round. Belgacom Liege will play against Optima Gent.
Top scorers:
Liege: J.Bostic 17+5reb+3ast, L.Matela 11+2reb+2ast, D.Waters 10+5reb+3ast, T.Jennings 8+3reb+1ast, G.Hockins 4, O.Troisfontaines 3
Charleroi: D.Mallet 18+4reb+2ast, T.Shengelia 16+12reb, C.Hill 13+2reb+3ast, C.Green 11+2reb, A.Riddick 8+4reb+1ast, C.Beghin 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 131991




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


D2 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Laurence VANMALDEREN
  Dexia N.
  (193-C-81)
  Avg: 18
 1. VanMalderen, Dexia18.0 
 2. Dubuc, Dexia Namur15.0 
 3. Malfait, Kangoero.14.0 
 4. Decroos, Kangoero.14.0 
 5. Jones, Dexia Namur13.0 
 6. Raman, Waregem13.0 
 7. Dochez, Willebroek13.0 
 8. Halin, Castors Bra.13.0 
 9. Greene, Point Cha.12.0 
 10. Vanloo, Waregem12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dana BOONEN
  Kangoero.
  (197-C-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Boonen, Kangoero.10.0 
 2. Tetschiag, Waregem9.0 
 3. Dochez, Willebroek9.0 
 4. Deyaert, Waregem8.0 
 5. Greene, Point Cha.7.0 
 6. Jones, Dexia Namur6.0 
 7. Vanloo, Waregem6.0 
 8. Hendrickx, Kangoe.6.0 
 9. VanMalderen, Dexia6.0 
 10. Malfait, Kangoero.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nele DEYAERT
  Waregem
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Deyaert, Waregem5.0 
 2. Halin, Castors Bra.4.0 
 3. Agabalova, Dexia N.4.0 
 4. Lauwers, Kangoero.3.0 
 5. Greene, Point Cha.3.0 
 6. Van Driel, Kangoe.3.0 
 7. Boonen, Kangoero.2.0 
 8. Vanloo, Waregem2.0 
 9. Doppee, Point Cha.2.0 
 10. Mayombo, Point C.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Noemie MAYOMBO
  Point C.
  (171-PG-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mayombo, Point C.7.0 
 2. Schyvens, Willebro.4.0 
 3. Delaere, Kangoero.4.0 
 4. Dochez, Willebroek3.0 
 5. Van Driel, Kangoe.3.0 
 6. Poffyn, Willebroek3.0 
 7. Deneil, Dexia Namur3.0 
 8. Bijnens, Willebroek2.0 
 9. Kazadi, Castors2.0 
 10. Lonay, Point Cha.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sarah DOCHEZ
  Willebroek
  (181-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dochez, Willebroek3.0 
 2. Vanloo, Waregem2.0 
 3. Raman, Waregem2.0 
 4. Decroos, Kangoero.2.0 
 5. Dubuc, Dexia Namur1.0 
 6. Malfait, Kangoero.1.0 
 7. Mayombo, Point C.1.0 
 8. De Meyer, Willebro.1.0 
 9. Meylemans, Kangoe.1.0 
 10. Bijnens, Willebro.1.0 


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Igokea extends Nebojsa Joksimovic - by Eurobasket News
Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81) returned to Igokea where he spent last season. The Slovenian guard penned a one-year contract extension. He spent this pre-season with Montepaschi Siena. Joksimovic appeared 22 times in Adriatic league 2010/11 averaging 6.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists. He also added 9 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.9 apg for 13 Bosnian league games. Igokea reached Playoff Finals. Before Igokea, Nebojsa Joksimovic played for Scavolini and Lokomotiv Kuban. From 2005 to 2009, he was a member of Hemofarm Vrsac. Joksimovic also has experience from Pivovarna Lasko and Koper. He played for the Slovenian National Team from 2004 to 2006 and later in 2008 and 2009.

Milan Milosevic signs with Buducnost - by Eurobasket News
Milan Milosevic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) became a new member of Buduncost Podgorica. He penned a two-year deal with the Montenegrin champions. Milosevic spent almost two weeks on tryout and managed to impress Buducnost coaching staff, who decided to offer him a deal. Milan Milosevic played for the Bosnian NT at the EuroBasket in Lithuania. However, he appeared just in one game. He helped Bosnians in Qualifications to European Championships 2011 with 2 ppg and 1.6 rpg for 7 games. Milosevic started last season with Keravnos Nicosia, but they parted ways after just few games and he was jobless after that. From 2008 until the last summer Milosevic played for Crvena Zvezda. He also spent few years with Sloboda Dita and Hercegovac Bileca in the past. Milosevic will make his debut with Buducnost today.

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Tijuca sign Marcos Hubner former Sorocaba center - by Paulo Freire
The Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro Basketball team have sign a new big man to complete their roster on the NBB.
This time the managers have not only bring a new piece but also they have hurt one of the teams that probably will fight with them for one of the playoffs spots in the future, the Sorocaba team, who also is the team that came with Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro to the NBB this season after classifing from Brazil Cup.

The Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro have sign center Marcos Hubner (204-F/C-82, college: Abil.Christian), that will be his second time playing for a team from Rio de Janeiro State, in early 2002 as a young player he played for Flamengo young basics teams. Marcos Hubner has college expirence as he went to school in Oklahoma, USA.





Franca waived american Brian Woodward - by Paulo Freire
Once again Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo Basketball does not fit an american player in their roster. The guard Brian Woodward (191-G-81, college: Rhode Island) is no longer part of the roster of Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo. However, the official annoucer will only be made after the arrival of the athlete agent.
In the past years, the Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo fans have seem their head coach Helio Rubens waive or not give much playing time to almost all the americans that have been hiring by the Franca managers. At this time, some sources say that the team will claim a clinical problem of the player as an excuss for the drastic decision after only a few months that Brian arrived in town.
Rumors says that Franca already have an agreement with another american player, lets keep the eyes on these rumors.


Carioca Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Laurence VANMALDEREN
  Dexia N.
  (193-C-81)
  Avg: 18
 1. VanMalderen, Dexia18.0 
 2. Dubuc, Dexia Namur15.0 
 3. Malfait, Kangoero.14.0 
 4. Decroos, Kangoero.14.0 
 5. Jones, Dexia Namur13.0 
 6. Raman, Waregem13.0 
 7. Dochez, Willebroek13.0 
 8. Halin, Castors Bra.13.0 
 9. Greene, Point Cha.12.0 
 10. Vanloo, Waregem12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dana BOONEN
  Kangoero.
  (197-C-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Boonen, Kangoero.10.0 
 2. Tetschiag, Waregem9.0 
 3. Dochez, Willebroek9.0 
 4. Deyaert, Waregem8.0 
 5. Greene, Point Cha.7.0 
 6. Jones, Dexia Namur6.0 
 7. Vanloo, Waregem6.0 
 8. Hendrickx, Kangoe.6.0 
 9. VanMalderen, Dexia6.0 
 10. Malfait, Kangoero.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nele DEYAERT
  Waregem
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Deyaert, Waregem5.0 
 2. Halin, Castors Bra.4.0 
 3. Agabalova, Dexia N.4.0 
 4. Lauwers, Kangoero.3.0 
 5. Greene, Point Cha.3.0 
 6. Van Driel, Kangoe.3.0 
 7. Boonen, Kangoero.2.0 
 8. Vanloo, Waregem2.0 
 9. Doppee, Point Cha.2.0 
 10. Mayombo, Point C.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Noemie MAYOMBO
  Point C.
  (171-PG-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Mayombo, Point C.7.0 
 2. Schyvens, Willebro.4.0 
 3. Delaere, Kangoero.4.0 
 4. Dochez, Willebroek3.0 
 5. Van Driel, Kangoe.3.0 
 6. Poffyn, Willebroek3.0 
 7. Deneil, Dexia Namur3.0 
 8. Bijnens, Willebroek2.0 
 9. Kazadi, Castors2.0 
 10. Lonay, Point Cha.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sarah DOCHEZ
  Willebroek
  (181-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dochez, Willebroek3.0 
 2. Vanloo, Waregem2.0 
 3. Raman, Waregem2.0 
 4. Decroos, Kangoero.2.0 
 5. Dubuc, Dexia Namur1.0 
 6. Malfait, Kangoero.1.0 
 7. Mayombo, Point C.1.0 
 8. De Meyer, Willebro.1.0 
 9. Meylemans, Kangoe.1.0 
 10. Bijnens, Willebro.1.0 


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


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Barro, Bourg28.0 
 2. Tsagarakis, Bourg24.0 
 3. Copeland, Bourg23.0 
 4. Bah, Boulogne22.0 
 5. Gomis, Limoges22.0 
 6. McKenzie, Boulazac21.0 
 7. Siggers, Rouen19.0 
 8. Franklin, Vichy18.5 
 9. Rowland, Evreux18.5 
 10. Paelay, Quimper18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex DUNN
  Rouen
  (210-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Dunn, Rouen11.5 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.5 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.9.5 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier9.0 
 5. Badiane, Antibes9.0 
 6. Flowers, Vichy9.0 
 7. Barro, Bourg8.0 
 8. Gaillou, Boulazac8.0 
 9. Bradford, Lille8.0 
 10. Brown, Maurienne8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Copeland, Bourg19.0 
 2. Gomis, Limoges8.0 
 3. Choquet, Fos Ouest7.0 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.6.5 
 5. Poupet, Rouen6.5 
 6. Paelay, Quimper6.0 
 7. Taylor, Le Portel5.5 
 8. Rousselle, Boulogne5.0 
 9. Darrigand, Bordeaux5.0 
 10. Rowland, Evreux5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Barro, Bourg5.0 
 2. Denave, St Vallier4.0 
 3. Charles, Nantes3.5 
 4. Lovedale, Quimper3.0 
 5. Paelay, Quimper3.0 
 6. Fergerson, Nantes3.0 
 7. Rousselle, Boulogne3.0 
 8. Toti, St Vallier3.0 
 9. Eito, Vichy3.0 
 10. Driss, Bordeaux3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick BADIANE
  Antibes
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Badiane, Antibes4.0 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac2.0 
 3. Dunn, Rouen2.0 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.0 
 5. Marshall, Lille1.5 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.5 
 7. Clark, Fos Ouest1.0 
 8. Gregoire, Boulogne1.0 
 9. Fields, Nantes1.0 
 10. Lessort, Quimper1.0 


Win for Levski in last friendly of the preseason - by Valentin Anguelov
Levski beat Rilski sportist 84-80 in a friendly in Sofia. Both teams made an interesting match, Rilski enter the game better and led for most of it but then Levski turn the things around and won.

Rilski sportist began well and led 6-1, then two threes in a row by Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado) brought the hosts ahead. The game continued to be pretty even in the next few minutes before croat Ante Bilobrak scored three consecutive shots behind the arc. At the end of the first quarter visitors managed to get a seven point lead 25-18.

The second part began with a new successful 3-point shot by Bilobrak and the difference rose to 10 points. The biggest lead of the game for the team of Samokov was 14 points - 44-30, Levski managed to cut it to 8 points at one point but still at the half time break Rilski was up 53-41.

With the start of the second half Levski play much more aggressive in defense and Rilski made few turnovers in row. The hosts scored 5 consecutive points and the first basket for visitors came less than four minutes after the start. Rilski continued to lead until the end of the quarter, when 3 seconds before the end of it Pavel Ivanov was fouled. He scored only the first, missed the second, and Vasco Evtimov took offensive board and handed to Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado), who scored behind the 3-point line for 63-62 in favor of Levski.

The last quarter began with a 9-0 home series which made up the difference up to 10 points. Rilski couldnt manage to score in long period of time. However Lubomir Kirov with 1.19 minutes to go cut the lead to 6 points. After yet another mistake in the hosts' attack Branko Mirkovic scored another three. Then both teams exchanged free throws before Mirkovic scored another 3-point shot more than three meters behind the line for 82-80 with 20 seconds remaining. Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado) scored two free throws after that and last missed shot by Rilski ended the game at the final score 84-80.

Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado) was top scorer for the winners with 20 points, as he was close to triple double with 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Pavel Ivanov added 14 while Mitko Angelov managed 12 points.

For the visitors Bilobrak scored 19 points, Branko Mirkovic managed 16 and Stanislav Vaklinov added 11 points.


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Upshaw vying for spot with Rainmen - by Eurobasket News
Christian Upshaw (5'10''-G-86) shrugs off any notion he might be lugging extra weight on his shoulders as the only Nova Scotian auditioning for the Halifax Rainmen.

'Its more like fun,' the former St. Francis Xavier X-Men star says with a smile.

'Ive always played in Nova Scotia and its my dream to obviously continue playing here for as long as I can, so I dont feel pressure cause I know that, win or lose, I have my family and all my friends will still be behind me.'

Upshaw was one of 17 players on the court Friday at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax as the National Basketball League of Canada squad opened its weeklong training camp. Hes one of three Canadians vying for a berth on the team, which like others in the new circuit must carry at least two Canucks on its roster.

Better known as T-Bear, the 25-year-old is aiming to become the first Bluenose hoopster since 2007-08 to see regular-season action with the provinces only professional sports team.

The six-foot point guard from Halifax averaged 18.1 points a game with the X-Men last season when he was an Atlantic conference first-team all-star. He completed a dazzling five-year stint at St. F.X. second on the schools all-time scoring list with 1,586 points, a total that ranks ninth-best in AUS history, and was the league MVP in 2009 and 2010.

'Christian Upshaw is a kid that Ive liked since he was a freshman in college,' Rainmen owner/GM Andre Levingston said Friday as he oversaw the teams first workout.

'He can flat-out play basketball. Were excited to have him in camp and I think T-Bears gonna be a good player in our league.'

Two other guards Papa Oppong of Pickering, Ont., and Lucas Goltz of Vancouver are also fighting for the Canadian slots on the team. Oppong, a former Eastern Kentucky Colonel, was Halifaxs second-round choice in the NBL draft. Goltz, a former Queens and Trinity Western player, earned an invitation to camp from Thursday nights open tryout.

'I think my chances are pretty good if I just come out here and work my butt off, you know, leave everything on the court and just do what Im told within my game,' said Upshaw, a St. Patricks High product whose long-range daggers and explosive slashes to the hoop made life miserable for AUS opponents.

He poured in 43 points against the Saint Marys Huskies in March in the AUS quarter-finals in a game in which he had five three-pointers, five assists and five steals. He dropped nine treys on the Cape Breton Capers in a 2008-09 contest and had eight in an outing against Dalhousie the next year.

The Rainmen havent had a Nova Scotian play in a regular-season tilt since Dennie Oliver and Derico Wigginton-Downey suited up for the squads one and only season in the American Basketball Association in 2007-08. Devon Norris of Upper Tantallon spent the 2009-10 season on the practice roster but never saw any game action.

Upshaw is a good friend of Garry Gallimore, the Ottawa native and former X-Man who was one of two Canadians current national team member Jevohn Shepherd was the other to play with Halifax in 09-10.

'I used to watch him practice every now and then,' Upshaw said. 'He used to tell me things I should actually improve on if I wanted to play at this level, so since then Ive just been working hard and trying to get ready for this day.'

The day has now come for Upshaw, who spent the summer training but had moved to Toronto to begin a new job before getting the invite to attend camp.

He admitted the possibility of playing for his hometown team was a pretty big deal.

'It would mean everything. . . . It would just be huge for my community and obviously my family and it would just mean a lot to me. Ive dreamed of playing pro since I was so young and now that I got the opportunity, I mean, (its all) in my hands.'

Courtesy of http://thechronicleherald.ca


Oshawa Power announces training camp - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power is holding the first training camp in franchise history from Monday October 10, 2011 to Friday October 28, 2011. Training camp will consist of two daily practices, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

Players are being signed daily and Thursday October 13, 2011 will be the first media day of training camp at which time a full training camp roster will be revealed.

' I am really excited that training camp will be finally underway. This league is a first for Canada and it's good to know Canadians will have an opportunity to play in front of their friends, family and fans.', said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday October 10, 2011, the team will start training camp that day from 2pm-4pm at the Premiere Fitness in Oshawa,On.

The rest of the camp will take place at Durham College/UOIT.

The Power will play two intra-squad games during training camp. Connecting with the community is one of the mandates of the Oshawa Power. Despite being a brand new franchise in a new league, the best way to contribute to the Oshawa and surrounding areas is to reach out to the public and connect with the youth in the community.ThePower will beplaying the intra-squad games on Saturday October 15, 2011at 7 p.m. at Pickering High Schoolin Ajax,On. and on Wednesday October 19 at 7 p.m. at G.L. Roberts C.I. in Oshawa,On. Admission to the game is $5 and a non-perishable item. Proceeds will go towardsthe United Wayand non perishable items will be donated to the Feed the Needfood bank.Come out and support the newest local team in your community!

During training camp the Power will travel west on Hwy 401 to play a pre-season game against the London Lightning at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 23, 2011 at the John Labatt Centre. To cap the home-and-home set, the Power will host the Lightning on Thursday October 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the General Motors Centre.

'We will have some quality players in camp and we want to evaluate the talent we have in order to get ready for the regular season. Coach Mark Strickland wants to win right away and the Oshawa Power shares that goal.', added Durrant.

The Oshawa Power will play their first home regular season game of the season on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


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  CHILE   


Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR
Points Per Game
 Juan Pablo SILVEIRA
  Defensor
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 36.7
 1. Silveira, Defensor36.7 
 2. Crews, Cader36.0 
 3. Johnson, Olimpia30.5 
 4. Giano, Cordon28.0 
 5. Simpson, Cordon24.0 
 6. Herring, Bohemios23.5 
 7. Palacios, Cordon23.5 
 8. Haller, Montevideo23.0 
 9. Pereyra, Bohemios22.0 
 10. Passos, Hebraica21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert MITCHELL
  Guruyu W.
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Mitchell, Guruyu W.13.5 
 2. Crews, Cader11.5 
 3. Haller, Montevideo11.0 
 4. Hartford, Cader11.0 
 5. Douglas, Bohemios10.5 
 6. Augustus, Hebraica10.0 
 7. Jackson, Defensor9.7 
 8. Simpson, Cordon9.5 
 9. Jones, Aguada9.3 
 10. Charquero, Welcome9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Barrera, Hebraica12.0 
 2. Gonzalez, Aguada8.7 
 3. Fitipaldo, Malvin7.0 
 4. Tornaria, Trouville5.5 
 5. Acosta, Welcome5.5 
 6. Martinez, Malvin5.0 
 7. Hartford, Cader5.0 
 8. Pereyra, Bohemios5.0 
 9. Jeffries, Malvin5.0 
 10. Izuibejeres, Hebr.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jason HARTFORD
  Cader
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hartford, Cader4.0 
 2. Barrera, Hebraica4.0 
 3. Lazzaroni, Larre B.4.0 
 4. Vidal, Bigua4.0 
 5. Izuibejeres, Hebra.4.0 
 6. Keenan, Larre B.3.0 
 7. Silvarrey, Sayago3.0 
 8. Tornaria, Trouville3.0 
 9. Jeffries, Malvin3.0 
 10. Shellman, Sayago3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jesse SMITH
  Malvin
  (211-C/F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Smith, Malvin3.0 
 2. Mitchell, Guruyu W.2.5 
 3. Polk, Montevideo2.0 
 4. Izaguirre, Un.Atle.2.0 
 5. Douglas, Bohemios2.0 
 6. Charquero, Welcome1.5 
 7. Shellman, Sayago1.5 
 8. Jones, Aguada1.3 
 9. Jefferson, Bigua1.0 
 10. Trelles, Bohemios1.0 


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  CHINA   


Guangdong bring Yi Jianlian with NBA out - by Eurobasket News
Guangdong bring Jianlian Yi (212-C/F-87) with NBA out. The Chinese star will start the season at home.
In 2009-2010 he played for New Jersey Nets (NBA), and in 52 games averaged 12.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 40.5%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 79.8%. In 2010-2011 moved to Washington Wizards (NBA) and after 63 games had 5.6ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 42.5%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 68.1%.
Recently he was named Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Championships Best Player -11. At the Asian Championships in Wuhan (China) -11 (Gold) in 9 games he became the fourth top-scorer with 16.6ppg, Reb-4 (10.8rpg), 1.1apg, Blocks-4 (1.4bpg), FGP: 48.1%, FT: 71.4%. The championship game of the 2011 Asian Championship lived up to the highest expectations. The teams came up with a first class drama and the puzzle was solved in the dying seconds. Abuqoura and Rasheim Wright missed their attempts and the hosts ran away with the prize. China triumphed at the tournament and got the direct promotion to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Jianlian Yi posted 25 points and 16 boards, while Liu Wei contributed 13 points in the win.



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  COLOMBIA   


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


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Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Rob LOWERY
  Chomutov
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 27
 1. Lowery, Chomutov27.0 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.23.0 
 3. Bridgewaters, Inte.21.7 
 4. Sedmak, USK Praha20.3 
 5. Henderson, Levice19.5 
 6. Houska, BK Decin19.0 
 7. Stanek, Chomutov18.5 
 8. Luettgerodt, NH O.18.0 
 9. Wright, Chomutov18.0 
 10. Peterson, BK Pros.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Svitavy
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9
 1. Meno, Svitavy9.0 
 2. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.7 
 3. Votroubek, USK P.8.3 
 4. Benda, CEZ Nymburk8.3 
 5. Field, BC Kolin8.0 
 6. Houska, BK Decin8.0 
 7. Luettgerodt, NH O.7.7 
 8. Peterson, BK Prost.7.5 
 9. Stanek, Chomutov7.5 
 10. Hruby, Usti n.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha6.3 
 2. Wright, Chomutov6.0 
 3. Smith, BK Prost.4.0 
 4. Soukup, USK Praha4.0 
 5. Sanders, BK Decin3.7 
 6. Barnes, BC Kolin3.5 
 7. Marko, BC Kolin3.5 
 8. Macela, Svitavy3.5 
 9. Vrubl, Plzen3.3 
 10. McFadden, Usti n.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.4.0 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava4.0 
 3. Honomichl, Plzen3.0 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.5 
 5. Grant, Levice2.3 
 6. Jelinek, BC Kolin2.0 
 7. Wright, Chomutov2.0 
 8. Hruban, USK Praha2.0 
 9. Sedmak, USK Praha2.0 
 10. McFadden, Usti n.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.3.5 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava2.3 
 3. Grant, Levice1.8 
 4. Kramny, Svitavy1.5 
 5. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.0 
 6. Smith, BK Prost.1.0 
 7. Brlit, B&W Opava0.8 
 8. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 9. Longmire, Usti n.0.7 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymbu.0.7 


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


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  DENMARK   


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


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 31.3
 1. Harris, Horsens IC31.3 
 2. White, Aalborg30.7 
 3. Rutherford, SISU28.0 
 4. Kingsley, Svendborg25.5 
 5. Henry, Naestved24.3 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj22.5 
 7. Rasmussen, Vaerl.22.0 
 8. Glynn, Naestved18.7 
 9. Phillips, Aabyhoj17.0 
 10. Colman, Svendborg16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joe BENJAMIN
  Horsholm
  (201-F/C-83)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Benjamin, Horsholm11.3 
 2. St.John, Horsens9.3 
 3. Rutherford, SISU8.7 
 4. Glynn, Naestved8.7 
 5. Iversen, Bakken8.5 
 6. Eleraky, Aalborg8.0 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC8.0 
 8. Kingsley, Svendborg8.0 
 9. Nielsen, Falcon8.0 
 10. Karason, Vaerlose7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Aalborg
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Elgmork, Aalborg6.0 
 2. Curry, Aabyhoj5.5 
 3. Sakne, Horsens IC5.0 
 4. Colman, Svendborg5.0 
 5. Mariegaard, Svend.4.5 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.0 
 7. Thuesen, Bakken4.0 
 8. Henry, Naestved4.0 
 9. McFarlane, Falcon3.7 
 10. Dennis, SISU3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mikkel PLANNTHIN
  Svend.
  (195-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Plannthin, Svend.3.0 
 2. Sedoc-Moller, Vaer.3.0 
 3. Kristiansen, Aalbo.2.7 
 4. White, Aalborg2.7 
 5. Dennis, SISU2.7 
 6. Iversen, Bakken2.5 
 7. McFarlane, Falcon2.3 
 8. Benjamin, Horsholm2.3 
 9. Glynn, Naestved2.3 
 10. Henry, Naestved2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 D''Mario CURRY
  Aabyhoj
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Curry, Aabyhoj1.5 
 2. Christoffers., Bak.1.5 
 3. Eleraky, Aalborg1.3 
 4. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 5. Sorensen, Aalborg1.0 
 6. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.0 
 7. Kingsley, Svendborg1.0 
 8. St.John, Horsens0.7 
 9. Harris, Horsens IC0.7 
 10. Soby Dalboge, Aa.0.7 


Ligaen Round 4: Bakken keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Ligaen, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. Host teams show no mercy winning all games. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bakken as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bakken defeated much higher ranked Naestved in Aarhus 72-55. The game without a history. Bakken led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 22 Naestved turnovers. Strangely Naestved outrebounded Bakken 45-27 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. International swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85) fired 28 points for the winners. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) chipped in 14 points and 4 steals. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) produced 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bakken have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Svendborg. Naestved at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Naestved will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Bakken will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vaerlose on the road.

The best stats of 4th round was 24 points and 11 rebounds by Demetrius Phillips of Aabyhoj.



Aabyhoj - SISU 91-88 OT

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Top scorers:
Aabyhoj: D.Phillips 24+11reb+1ast, D.Curry 17+16reb+5ast, R.Soby Dalboge 17+2reb+3ast, O.Sigurdsson 12+3reb+4ast, D.Jukic 12+6reb+6ast, J.Wang 9+2ast
SISU: D.Rutherford 27+4reb, M.Dennis 24+6reb+3ast, D.Harder 14+9reb+1ast, H.Sigmer Nielsen 11+1reb, M.Flowers 6+3reb+2ast, M.Nielsen 6+2reb+6ast
gschID: 136103


Bakken - Naestved 72-55

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Bakken as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Bakken defeated much higher ranked Naestved in Aarhus 72-55. The game without a history. Bakken led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 22 Naestved turnovers. Strangely Naestved outrebounded Bakken 45-27 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. International swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85) fired 28 points for the winners. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) chipped in 14 points and 4 steals. American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) produced 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and the former international power forward Peter Johansen (205-80) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bakken have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Svendborg. Naestved at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. Naestved will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Bakken will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vaerlose on the road.
Top scorers:
Bakken: C.Nielsen 28+4reb+3ast, N.Iversen 14+3reb+1ast, A.Jakobsen 10+1reb+5ast, C.Christoffersen 9+6reb+2ast, F.Nielsen 7+2reb+2ast, H.Petkov 2+1reb+1ast
Naestved: C.Henry 15+5reb+5ast, P.Johansen 13+11reb+1ast, J.Glynn 8+8reb, M.Frandsen 7+6reb, N.Christensen 6+3reb, L.Hoirup 3+1reb
gschID: 136099


Svendborg - Falcon 99-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th ranked Falcon's (2-2) road loss to top-ranked Svendborg (3-0) 85-99 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Svendborg. Falcon was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) fired 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Forward Christian Nielsen (201-86, college: Wagner) produced 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and international guard Julian McFarlane (184-86) added 16 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Falcon's coach Henrik Koll rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Svendborg have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bakken. Newly promoted Falcon keeps the fourth place with two games lost. Svendborg will face SISU (#6) in Copenhagen in the next round where they are favorite. Falcon will play at home against Aabyhoj.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Kingsley 30+9reb+3ast, A.Darboe 20+9reb+4ast, C.Colman 18+3reb+3ast, M.Mariegaard 11+2reb+1ast, M.Plannthin 10+8reb+4ast, C.Magaard 6+2reb+1ast
Falcon: C.Nielsen 19+7reb+4ast, J.McFarlane 16+3reb+5ast, H.Thomsen 15+3reb+1ast, C.Thomsen 13+3reb, P.Jorgensen 10+5reb, Y.Gyamfi 7+1ast
gschID: 136100


Aalborg - Naestved 72-69

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Aalborg (1-3) edged at home much higher ranked Naestved (3-2) 72-69 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 22-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Aalborg forced 22 Naestved turnovers. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Ryan White (177-88, college: Texas St.) fired 25 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 steals for the winners. Forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) produced 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: Stephen F. Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 24 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Aalborg maintains ninth position with 1-3 record. Loser Naestved dropped to the third place with two games lost. Aalborg will face bottom-ranked Horsens IC (#10) in Horsens in the next round.
Top scorers:
Aalborg: R.White 25+5reb+7ast, T.Bishop 21+11reb, M.Christensen 6, L.Kristiansen 6+2reb+1ast, C.Elgmork 6+5reb+5ast, S.Sorensen 4+1reb
Naestved: J.Glynn 24+10reb+1ast, C.Henry 24+7reb+4ast, N.Brasas 6+3reb+1ast, M.Frandsen 6+8reb+1ast, N.Christensen 4+2reb+3ast, R.Norgaard 3+2ast
gschID: 136101


Horsholm - Horsens IC 78-69

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Horsens IC (0-4) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Horsholm (2-2) 78-69 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Horsens IC was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Joe Benjamin (201-83, college: W.Virginia St.) fired 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Alexander Bak (193-91) chipped in 24 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Will Harris (198-86, college: Albany) produced 32 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and swingman Jonas Larsen (192-86) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Horsholm moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Horsens IC still closes the standings with four games lost. Horsholm will face Vaerlose (#8) on the road in the next round. Horsens IC will play against Aalborg and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: A.Bak 24+5reb+1ast, J.Benjamin 24+8reb+1ast, B.Marinkovic 11+7reb+2ast, P.Hertz 8, A.Haas 7+2reb+1ast, Z.Jukic 4+3reb+3ast
Horsens IC: W.Harris 32+6reb+3ast, J.Larsen 14+4reb+2ast, M.St.John 8+7reb, C.Lindberg 7+6reb+2ast, H.Schur 4+4reb+1ast, S.Einarsson 2+1ast
gschID: 136102




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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - LIDOBA
Points Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Mobis P.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Thomas, Mobis P.26.0 
 2. Stevenson, LG Sa.25.5 
 3. White, Anyang KGC24.0 
 4. Rhodes, Sonic B.22.5 
 5. Johnson, SK Knigh.22.0 
 6. Williams, Daegu O.21.0 
 7. Sims, KCC Egis20.0 
 8. Vroman, ET Land17.5 
 9. Yang, Anyang KGC17.5 
 10. Cho, Sonic Boom17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rodrique BENSON
  Dongbu P.
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Benson, Dongbu P.13.5 
 2. Williams, Daegu O.12.0 
 3. Thomas, Mobis P.12.0 
 4. Oh, Anyang KGC11.5 
 5. Johnson, SK Knigh.10.0 
 6. Rhodes, Sonic B.9.0 
 7. Sims, KCC Egis9.0 
 8. Oyedeji, LG Sakers8.5 
 9. Ha, KCC Egis8.0 
 10. Han, SK Knights7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Woo-Sub YAUNG
  Sonic B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Yaung, Sonic B.7.0 
 2. Kang, ET Land6.5 
 3. Williams, Daegu O.6.0 
 4. Lee, Samsung Th.5.0 
 5. Kim, Anyang KGC5.0 
 6. Lee, SK Knights5.0 
 7. Lee, Samsung Th.5.0 
 8. Kim, Dongbu Promy4.5 
 9. Hwang, SK Knights4.5 
 10. Thomas, Mobis P.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tae-Hong KIM
  KCC Egis
  (193-F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kim, KCC Egis3.5 
 2. Byun, SK Knights3.0 
 3. Kim, Daegu Orions2.5 
 4. Thomas, Mobis P.2.0 
 5. Byun, LG Sakers2.0 
 6. Chun, Daegu Orions2.0 
 7. Lee, Samsung Th.2.0 
 8. Cho, Sonic Boom KT2.0 
 9. Lee, SK Knights2.0 
 10. Sin, KCC Egis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jackson VROMAN
  ET Land
  (208-C/F-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vroman, ET Land2.5 
 2. Sandrin, Samsung2.0 
 3. Ha, KCC Egis2.0 
 4. Song, Sonic B.2.0 
 5. Sandrin, Daegu O.1.5 
 6. Yoon, Dongbu Promy1.5 
 7. Ryu, Mobis Phoebus1.0 
 8. White, Anyang KGC1.0 
 9. Williams, Daegu O.1.0 
 10. Oh, Anyang KGC1.0 


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  ESTONIA   


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


KML Round 1 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in KML just started.

Parnu - Valga/CKE 67-59

KK Parnu dominated on the defensive end, holding Valga/CKE to just 7 points in second quarter. They also forced 25 Valga/CKE turnovers. Point guard Rain Karner (186-91) nailed 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals for the winning side and center Toomas Raadik (202-90) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Nigerian-American power forward Desmond Adedeji (206-87, college: Stony Brook) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Valga/CKE in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Parnu: R.Raap 18+4reb+2ast, R.Karner 17+5reb+5ast, T.Raadik 16+6reb+2ast, T.Hamarsalu 7+12reb, S.Joosep 6, E.Tamsalu 2+5reb+2ast
Valga/CKE: E.Cunda 17+10reb+3ast, D.Adedeji 11+9reb, V.Vares 9+5reb+1ast, R.Petersonig 8+1reb+1ast, A.Vasar 7+9reb+2ast, A.Tagamets 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 149903


Tarvas - Tartu Ulikool 70-96

Tartu Ulikool made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 BC Rakvere turnovers and outrebounded them 48-28 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. International center Rain Raadik (208-89) fired 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Vallo Allingu (206-78) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Center Reinar Hallik (208-84) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Martin Dorbek (193-91) added 15 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: S.Sokk 21+1reb+1ast, R.Raadik 18+8reb+1ast, V.Allingu 17+9reb, B.Amis 9+4reb+1ast, K.Saage 8+7reb+3ast, M.Doronin 8+6reb+3ast
Tarvas: R.Hallik 16+5reb+3ast, M.Dorbek 15+2reb+3ast, K.Rinaldo 12+2reb, V.Veski 9+3reb, P.Coles 7, K.Cipruss 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 150084


Rapla - Tln Kalev 90-70

Tln Kalev was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 55-26 second half run of Rapla. They outrebounded Tln Kalev 45-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. 30 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Janar Soo (199-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Rapla players scored in double figures. Russian center Aleksei Fedortchuk (209-86, agency: RIZO) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Raido Roos (185-84) added 9 points and 7 assists in the effort for Tln Kalev.
Top scorers:
Rapla: R.Ringmets 21+15reb+4ast, S.Kaldre 19+3reb+2ast, J.Soo 13+11reb+1ast, R.Laane 10+2reb+2ast, A.Parn 9+5reb+4ast, M.Parn 7+1reb
Tln Kalev: A.Fedortchuk 15+10reb+2ast, M.Kurg 13+1reb+3ast, C.Gatlin 10, R.Roos 9+3reb+7ast, I.Tulit 7+4reb, M.Paiste 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 150085


Tartu Ulikool - Rapla 79-72

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-8. But Rapla won second period 16-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tartu Ulikool forced 21 Rapla turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tartu Ulikool made 7 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Rapla helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) stepped up and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners and American forward Bill Amis (205-87, college: Hawaii) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Indrek Kajupank (200-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: R.Veideman 16+5reb+5ast, S.Sokk 14+2reb+3ast, K.Saage 13+2reb, B.Amis 11+8reb+3ast, T.Kurbas 6+3reb+1ast, M.Doronin 6+3reb+4ast
Rapla: J.Soo 14+3reb, S.Kaldre 12+4reb, I.Kajupank 11+10reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 9+11reb+1ast, M.Limberg 8+2reb+1ast, R.Laane 7+1ast
gschID: 149901


TTU/Kalev - Tarvas 84-81

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-18. But BC Rakvere won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 31 personal fouls committed by BC Rakvere helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and center Reinar Hallik (208-84) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BC Rakvere. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Despite that victory TTU/Kalev went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with Parnu. BC Rakvere at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: I.Pilk 23+5reb+3ast, A.Arnold 22+4reb, K.Akenparg 14+3reb+2ast, M.Kaja 9+7reb+2ast, E.Keedus 5+4reb+2ast, S.Tomingas 4+3ast
Tarvas: R.Hallik 18+7reb, K.Cipruss 16+10reb+1ast, T.Oja 11+4reb+1ast, V.Kriisa 10+6reb+4ast, K.Rinaldo 9, V.Veski 7+4reb
gschID: 149902




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  EUROCUP   


Eurocup Regular Season Draw seeds and procedure - by Eurobasket News
Group Draw

EUROCUP REGULAR SEASON DRAW SEEDS
1 SEEDS Valencia Basket Benetton Basket Alba Berlin BC Khimki Moscow Region
Lietuvos Rytas KK Cibona Aris BSA 2003 Gran Canaria 2014
2 SEEDS CEZ Basketball Nymburk Le Mans Sarthe Basket PAOK BC Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Dexia Mons-Hainaut BC Telenet Oostende BC Spartak St. Petersburg PBC Lokomotiv Kuban
3 SEEDS BC Azovmash Mariupol BC Donetsk Cedevita Zagreb Asvel Basket Lyon Villeurbanne
BC Rudupis Banvit BK Cholet Basket KK Buducnost Voli
4 SEEDS KRKA Novo Mesto PGE Turow Zgorzelec BCM Gravelines Dunkerque VEF Riga
Fraport Skyliners FC Bayern Munich GasTerra Flames PBC Lukoil Academic


The draw will be held according to seeds.

The 32 teams qualified for the Eurocup Regular Season will be divided into four seeds with eight teams in each, in accordance with the performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period.

Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw or loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The club ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years.

If two or more teams have the same Club Ranking, the tie will be resolved by the total number of wins during the three year period. Should a tie persist, the final standings in the Euroleague and if necessary Eurocup from the previous season will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, the final standings in the National Championship from the previous season (after the playoffs) will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, a draw will be used to break the tie, with the Company determining the method for the draw.

The first eight teams from this club ranking participating in the Regular Season will be 1 Seeds, the next eight 2 Seeds, the next eight 3 Seeds, and the remaining eight teams will be 4 Seeds.

Group Draw Restrictions

The restriction when drawing the teams into groups is the following:

Two teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group. For these purposes, teams coming from the Adriatic League will be considered as teams coming from the same country.

Group Draw Procedure

Teams will be drawn one by one from an urn containing only those in the same Seed, from the 1 Seeds through to the 4 Seeds, until all 32 have been selected.

For each spot drawn, the urn will be emptied and refilled with only those teams from the same Seed, taking into consideration any restrictions.

When drawing teams from the 2 Seeds through to the 4 Seeds, only those teams from a country different than the ones already drawn into the Group will be placed in the urn.

e.g.1. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group where there is already a team from a specific country, the teams from the country in question will not be placed in the urn.

e.g.2. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group and a certain team (s) cannot be drawn in a later Group, this team (s) will be the only one (s) placed in the urn.

A team may be placed directly into a Group in order to follow the restrictions mentioned above.

Drawing the teams as explained above, will allow all restrictions to be respected and will eliminate all possibilities of a blocked situation.

Calendar Draw

A random computer draw will determine the final position of teams within their group.

The match-up calendar for the Regular Season will be drawn electronically by allocating letters from A to D to the teams of each group. This will establish the match-ups for the entire Regular Season.

The Regular Season games will be held according to the following chart:

1st Game Day A-C B-D
2nd Game Day D-A C-B
3rd Game Day C-D A-B
4th Game Day D-C B-A
5th Game Day C-A D-B
6th Game Day A-D B-C

Non-Coincidence Letters: (when one team plays at home, the other plays away) A with D; B with C.

Calendar Draw Restrictions

Specific letters will be allocated to the teams participating in the Eurocup Opening Game, if necessary.

Teams playing in the same city/arena: The non-coincidence letters will be allocated to teams that play in the same city/arena, so that when one team plays at home the other will play away.
Courtesy of: Eurocupbasketball.com




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  EUROLEAGUE   


Keith Langford's On The Verge of Signing With Maccabi - by David Pick
With only 10-days before their 2011/12 Euroleague debut against Italian, Armani MI, Maccabi Tel-Aviv's roster's still missing its final piece and 'killer' go-to-guy in crunch time, when the game is on the line. Such a player who can both bring the ball up and create for himself and his teammates, reminiscence of Jeremy Pargo, is desperately needed.

Eurobasket reveals that Europe's primary available scorer, American combo-guard Keith Langford, is on the verge of signing a deal with the Israeli champions. According to a source close to the agreement, 'the deal isn't final yet; however, its very close and should be done soon. Keith is a player Maccabi wants.' Langford's agent, Nick Lotsos spoke with Eurobasket, confirming that Maccabi is one of the three teams he's currently trying to land a deal with.

Langford is also in talks with Turkish Fener.Ulker and Armani MI, whom Maccabi will soon face in the Euroleague. Yet, Langford has his mind set on playing in Israel, and after a significant salary gap between the two parties, it appears that an agreement should follow shortly, unless the other two teams offer the scorer a significant increased proposal.

Khimky, who in March signed a 4-year contract extension with Langford, worth a guaranteed $9.2 million, would release the Kansas grad come September, becoming a hot free agent. Last season, in addition to being a member of the Russian PBL All-Star Game, Langford led Khimky to a VTB League title posting averages of 13.8ppg and 2.5apg. In the Euroleague competition, the combo-guard increased his stats finishing as the Euroleague runner up in scoring recording 17.8pgg including 3.3rpg and 2.6apg.

Personal Analysis

Like in previous events, Maccabi once again goes after the reputation and 'name' of the player as oppose to how much and whether he fits the team. Last season, when desperately needing a player at the five position, Maccabi signed Milan Macvan, who mostly plays the four spot, but was one of the best players in the Adriatic league. Despite Maccabi's four position being packed by Lior Eliyahu and David Blu, and the fact that they were searching for an athletic, shot blocking big man, they brought in a caliber name, rather a player who fits the team;s rotation.

Now, Langford is a high quality Euroleague name, but not the player Maccabi needed. Langford likes playing the 2-3 guard positions and lacks high percentage shooting ability, but loves to get to the hoop. It's unclear how he's suppose to compliment the low three-shooting percentages of Maccabi's Theo Papaloukas and Yogev Ohayon, who consistently suffer and have trouble from deep range. Once again, Maccabi will enjoy saying 'we brought in the best player available,' and not, 'the player that fits our system best.'
Osiris Eldridge, who Maccabi recently checked out, potentially could have been a prefect match. Eldridge can play both guard spots including the three, and enjoys great shooting ability, but like the past, its the 'name' that counts.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto lost after OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 3: Last season Finnish Champion Pyrinto (Tampere) visited Helsinki and met local Torpan Pojat. The contest became a real thriller, where visitor Pyrinto lost the five-point-lead (77-82) during the last 1:11 minutes and OT was needed. Then hosting ToPo was showing tough Pyrinto, that this season there are also other good teams in top league. ToPo won the OT 17-7 and the game 99-89 (82) (39-39). Jonathan Heard (198-G/F-86) led ToPo with 24 points and eight rebounds. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) had almost equal digits: 24/7. Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) had a double-double 22pts/11rbs. ToPo won the rebounds 46-32. Pyrinto got 21 points from Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) and Brant Bailey (202-F-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point). At Salo Vilpas defeated YMCA Lappeenranta 68-64 (33-28).
ToPo - Pyrinto OT 99-89 (82) (39-39). ToPo: Jonathan Heard 24/8, Timo Heinonen 24/7, Kimmo Muurinen 22/11 - Pyrinto: Damon Williams 21/11, Brant Bailey 21, Antwine Williams 10.
Vilpas - YMCA LPR 68-64 (33-28). Vilpas: John Fields 20/13, Emmanuel Holloway 17/5a, Samu Kaaresvirta 9 - YMCA LPR: Lawrence Hamm 15/11, Tyler Tiedeman 14, Pasi Riihela 10.




In France, back to business as usual............ - by Corey Belser
It's that time of year again, and European basketball has launched it's way back into the atmosphere and even to the major headlines in the US. The lockout has created a major buzz, and people are talking about the signing of franchise NBA players overseas. As European Pro's it gives us the opportunity to truley hold our heads high. To be proud to the fact we are able to play at a such a high level professionally and continue our careers after college. Despite my own failures with attempts to play in the NBA, only making it as far as the starting 5 of the Dallas Mavericks summer squad or a first or second guy off the bench with the Los Angeles Clippers summer squad, aka the Blake Griffin show! It gives me pleasure to know that so many NBA players are signing in our leagues, and helping to raise the competition to new levels and give even greater exposure on a global level.

French basketball as compared to other country's is really organized and professional, which I respect because it's not always the case. This year the French National Team placed 2nd in their European Championships, losing to a stacked Spain squad. Spain has an amazing chemistry and feel for one another on the court, and it showed as they captured the gold. France with Tony Parker (183-PG-80), Joakim Noah (211-F/C-85, college: Florida), Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) and an injured Ronny Turiaf (208-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) showed that France is ready for the 2012 Olympics. Even so a lot of NBA players have signed in France this season, and on the 25th we get the opportunity to compete against one of them, in Lavoy Allen a 2011 draft pick. It's raised the level of French basketball and helped to close the gap between the popularity of football over basketball in France.

It wasn't the talent or the money that brought me to France this season, it was love! Not the love for Paris, French bread, or fine Champagne. It was the opportunity to play in the same city with my beautiful fiance Zoi Dimitrakou (188-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and finally get to share experiences with one each in a non digital form aka skype! We both play in Charleville, just a few hours outside of Paris. Live in the same home, eat the same meals, watch the same movies, sleep in the same bed and even get shots together. I should write a book about it, it's almost a perfect story. Now we just have to win games and play well! It's good to be back, best of luck and injury free season to all my fellow ballers.
Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego)
stronger,


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kataja 3-0 
 2. Kauhajoki 3-0 
 3. ToPo 2-1 
 4. Salon Vilpas 2-2 
 5. Nilan Bisons 1-0 
 6. Pyrinto 1-1 
 7. Korihait 1-2 
 8. Kouvot 1-2 
 9. KTP 1-2 
 10. Namika Lahti 1-3 
 11. LrNMKY 0-3 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Chalon 1-0 
 2. Le Mans 1-0 
 3. Nancy 1-0 
 4. Paris-Levallois 1-0 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1-0 
 6. Poitiers 1-0 
 7. Roanne 1-0 
 8. Strasbourg 1-0 
 9. ASVEL 0-1 
 10. Cholet 0-1 
 11. Dijon 0-1 
 12. Gravelines 0-1 
 13. Hyeres-Toulon 0-1 
 14. Le Havre 0-1 
 15. Nanterre 0-1 
 16. Orleans 0-1 


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Blois 2-0 
 2. Charleville 2-0 
 3. Cognac 2-0 
 4. Roche 2-0 
 5. St Quentin 1-1 
 6. Souffel 1-1 
 7. Chartres 1-1 
 8. Challans 1-1 
 9. Lievin 1-1 
 10. Sorgues 1-1 
 11. Orchy 1-1 
 12. Le Puy 1-1 
 13. Clermont 1-1 
 14. Rueil 1-1 
 15. Angers BC 49 0-2 
 16. Brest 0-2 
 17. CFBB 0-2 
 18. Montbrison 0-2 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Jack LEASURE
  Taranaki.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Leasure, Taranaki.22.9 
 2. Campbell, Taranaki.19.5 
 3. Webster, Wellingt.19.4 
 4. Abercrombie, Waika.19.0 
 5. Pace, Bay Hawks19.0 
 6. Polyblank, Southla.19.0 
 7. Jones, Nelson G.19.0 
 8. Hudson, Manawatu.18.8 
 9. Bradshaw, OceanaG.18.7 
 10. Dora, Nelson G.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waika.
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Pledger, Waika.11.7 
 2. Horvath, Manawatu.11.6 
 3. Campbell, Taranaki.10.6 
 4. Vukona, Nelson G.10.5 
 5. Allred, OceanaGo.10.1 
 6. Johnson, Wellingt.8.7 
 7. Bradshaw, OceanaG.8.7 
 8. Boucher, Auckland.8.3 
 9. Grizzard, Nelson G.8.2 
 10. Young, Bay Hawks7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Waikato P.
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Crowe, Waikato P.6.7 
 2. Tait, Wellington S.6.6 
 3. Dickel, Southland6.2 
 4. Hagan, Manawatu J.4.6 
 5. Kench, Manawatu J.4.4 
 6. Boucher, Auckland.4.1 
 7. Martin, Auckland.3.5 
 8. Smith, Waikato P.3.5 
 9. Grizzard, Nelson G.3.4 
 10. Leasure, Taranaki.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Waikato P.
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Crowe, Waikato P.3.2 
 2. Boucher, Auckland.2.8 
 3. Smith, Waikato P.2.6 
 4. Hagan, Manawatu J.2.5 
 5. Dickel, Southland2.2 
 6. Kench, Manawatu J.2.0 
 7. Rose, Southland S.1.8 
 8. Leasure, Taranaki.1.6 
 9. Allen, Waikato P.1.5 
 10. Trueman, Manawat.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waika.
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pledger, Waika.2.5 
 2. Allred, OceanaGo.1.4 
 3. Iti, Southland S.1.2 
 4. Brown, Auckland P.1.0 
 5. Abercrombie, Waika.0.9 
 6. Adams, Wellington0.9 
 7. Anthony, Waika.0.9 
 8. Campbell, Taranaki.0.9 
 9. Johnson, Wellingt.0.9 
 10. Vukona, Nelson G.0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Barro, Bourg28.0 
 2. Tsagarakis, Bourg24.0 
 3. Copeland, Bourg23.0 
 4. Gomis, Limoges22.0 
 5. Bah, Boulogne22.0 
 6. McKenzie, Boulazac21.0 
 7. Siggers, Rouen19.0 
 8. Franklin, Vichy18.5 
 9. James, Denain18.5 
 10. Rowland, Evreux18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex DUNN
  Rouen
  (210-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Dunn, Rouen11.5 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.5 
 3. Rossiter, Denain10.5 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.9.5 
 5. Flowers, Vichy9.0 
 6. Prowell, St Vallier9.0 
 7. Badiane, Antibes9.0 
 8. James, Denain8.5 
 9. Gaillou, Boulazac8.0 
 10. Brown, Maurienne8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Copeland, Bourg19.0 
 2. Gomis, Limoges8.0 
 3. Choquet, Fos Ouest7.0 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.6.5 
 5. Poupet, Rouen6.5 
 6. Paelay, Quimper6.0 
 7. Taylor, Le Portel5.5 
 8. Rousselle, Boulogne5.0 
 9. Rowland, Evreux5.0 
 10. Darrigand, Bordea.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Barro, Bourg5.0 
 2. Denave, St Vallier4.0 
 3. Charles, Nantes3.5 
 4. Stanley, Boulogne3.0 
 5. Rousselle, Boulogne3.0 
 6. Fergerson, Nantes3.0 
 7. Eito, Vichy3.0 
 8. Toti, St Vallier3.0 
 9. Lovedale, Quimper3.0 
 10. Paelay, Quimper3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick BADIANE
  Antibes
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Badiane, Antibes4.0 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac2.0 
 3. Dunn, Rouen2.0 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.0 
 5. Marshall, Lille1.5 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.5 
 7. Clark, Fos Ouest1.0 
 8. Giffa, Fos Ouest1.0 
 9. Gregoire, Boulogne1.0 
 10. Fields, Nantes1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jermont HORTON
  Blois
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 28
 1. Horton, Blois28.0 
 2. Toto N''Kote, Roche23.0 
 3. Sulpice, Angers B.23.0 
 4. Thomas, Roche23.0 
 5. Alao, Brest21.0 
 6. Cretaux, Lievin21.0 
 7. Herard, Challans20.5 
 8. Belser, Charleville20.0 
 9. Bigote, Cognac19.0 
 10. Godin, Cognac19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 14
 1. Kaunisto, Blois14.0 
 2. Quincy-Jones, Sorg.11.0 
 3. Jaiteh, CFBB11.0 
 4. Williams, St Quent.11.0 
 5. Sani, Blois10.0 
 6. Mdivani, Rueil10.0 
 7. Diame, Rueil9.0 
 8. Jacques, Le Puy9.0 
 9. Caskill, Cognac9.0 
 10. Simmons, Roche9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 8
 1. Brochard, Blois8.0 
 2. Tillon, Montbrison7.0 
 3. Duro, Rueil7.0 
 4. Dessart, Lievin7.0 
 5. Calvez, Charleville6.0 
 6. Sene, Le Puy5.0 
 7. Belser, Charleville5.0 
 8. Staelens, Blois4.0 
 9. Tschamber, Souffel4.0 
 10. Cabarkapa, Rueil4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche6.0 
 2. Cretaux, Lievin5.0 
 3. Lema, Cognac4.0 
 4. N''Diaye, Souffel4.0 
 5. Ipouck, Chartres3.0 
 6. Dessart, Lievin3.0 
 7. Simmons, Roche3.0 
 8. Diallo, Roche3.0 
 9. Gourari, Rueil3.0 
 10. Drouault, Angers3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Abdoulaye N''DIAYE
  Souffel
  (210-C/F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. N''Diaye, Souffel3.0 
 2. Lopez, Brest2.0 
 3. Quincy-Jones, Sorg.2.0 
 4. Tornato, Blois2.0 
 5. Caskill, Cognac2.0 
 6. Williams, St Quent.2.0 
 7. Borval, Le Puy2.0 
 8. Diakite, Clermont2.0 
 9. Jaiteh, CFBB1.5 
 10. Gotagni, Le Puy1.0 


NM1: 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 NM1.


CFBB - Challans 64-82


Everything could happen in Paris at the game between two tied teams. Vendee Challans and CFBB had identical 0-1 record. But CFBB was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Challans 82-64 on Friday night. The game without a history. Vendee Challans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Josh Almanson (205-82, college: Bowling Green) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and guard Anthony Racine (190-94) added 15 points in the effort for CFBB. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vendee Challans (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with two games lost. Vendee Challans will face Stade Clermont (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against Roche.
Top scorers:
Challans: F.Herard 21+5reb+3ast, J.Almanson 21+3reb+2ast, N.Gouacide 14+3reb+1ast, S.Girma 12+4reb+2ast, M.Boutry 8+6reb+1ast, S.Cherasse 6+1reb+1ast
CFBB: A.Racine 15, M.Jaiteh 14+11reb+2ast, B.Dallo 11+4reb, L.Paoletti 10+1reb+1ast, J.Basileu 6+2reb+1ast, D.Inglis 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 146928


Lievin - Roche 60-83

It was the first loss of undefeated Lievin Basket (1-1) at the home court. Hosts were rolled over by Roche (2-0) 83-60. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. Roche keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Lievin Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with 9 other teams. Roche will play against CFBB (#17) in Paris in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Lievin Basket will play on the road against the league's second-placed Charleville-Mezieres (#2) to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 146929


St Quentin - Le Puy 99-62

The game without a history. Saint-Quentin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Le Puy ASMB's 44. They outrebounded Le Puy ASMB 36-17 including a 25-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saint-Quentin looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Le Puy ASMB's players. Forward Julien Lesieu (199-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Keonta Howell (193-85, college: Toledo) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Five Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Central African forward Regis Koundjia-Sindo (203-83, college: George Washington) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and center Steeve Borval (202-87) added 12 points in the effort for Le Puy ASMB.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: K.Howell 22+4reb, J.Lesieu 19+12reb+1ast, G.Sylvain 14+1ast, K.Bichard 12+3reb+5ast, J.Ball 11+5reb+8ast, D.Williams 11+6reb+3ast
Le Puy: R.Koundjia-Sindo 18+5reb+1ast, S.Borval 12+1reb+2ast, Y.Jacques 11+3reb, G.Sene 8+2reb+2ast, M.Gotagni 6+1reb, Y.Smail 5+2reb
gschID: 146924


Orchy - Brest 88-78

Etendard de Brest was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Orchesien BC forced 19 Etendard de Brest turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St., agency: David Lee services) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Gaetan Plateau (196-83) chipped in 20 points. Forward Julien Doreau (200-83) produced 26 points and guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Orchy: G.Plateau 20+1ast, J.Bluntt 19+8reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 14+4reb+1ast, O.Gouez 12+4reb, D.Cilly 7+4reb+1ast, R.Malet 6+6ast
Brest: J.Doreau 26+2reb, J.Rathieuville 13+1reb+5ast, R.Lopez 12+4reb+1ast, Z.Alao 10+3reb+3ast, A.Liorel 7+1reb+1ast, V.Pridotkas 6+7reb
gschID: 146925


Cognac - Chartres 84-70

The game in was also quite interesting. Chartres (1-1) played at the court of Cognac (2-0). Cognac defeated Chartres 84-70 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 46-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Cognac looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Mathieu Bigote (187-84) supported him with 22 points. Even 20 points by forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) did not help to save the game for Chartres. Guard Willy Berquier (177-87) added 6 points and 12 assists for the guests.
Top scorers:
Cognac: M.Bigote 22+3reb+3ast, I.Caskill 15+11reb+3ast, C.Bertorelle 14+4reb+2ast, I.Saounera 13+3reb+2ast, A.Lema 7+2reb+4ast, J.Godin 6+6ast
Chartres: G.Merie 20+3reb+1ast, H.Jalce 17+4reb+1ast, M.Vasic 14+2reb+1ast, L.Avramovic 10+6reb, W.Berquier 6+4reb+12ast, M.Ipouck 2+6reb+3ast
gschID: 146926


Blois - Souffel 71-66

The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 38-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Blois players scored in double figures. Forward Jason Bach (198-87) replied with 9 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) added 12 points and 5 blocks in the effort for Souffelweyersheim.
Top scorers:
Blois: V.Kaunisto 18+9reb+3ast, G.Staelens 15+4ast, J.Horton 11+6reb+1ast, J.Tornato 10+10reb+1ast, B.Recoura 7+1reb+2ast, P.Brochard 6+6reb+5ast
Souffel: J.Alingue 12+4reb+2ast, F.Broliron 12+1ast, J.Bach 9+7reb+3ast, S.Kancel 9+6reb+2ast, J.Tschamber 8+5reb+4ast, A.N'Diaye 6+4reb
gschID: 146927


Montbrison - Charleville 59-79

The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 43-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Charleville-Mezieres dominated on the defensive end, holding Montbrison to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Charleville-Mezieres forced 26 Montbrison turnovers. Strangely Montbrison outrebounded Charleville-Mezieres 43-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Guard Damien Pistre (190-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Polish forward Lukasz Biela (200-80) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and American power forward James St Robert (203-86, college: Dowling) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Montbrison.
Top scorers:
Charleville: D.Pistre 21+7reb+2ast, F.Calvez 16+2reb+5ast, T.Toney 11+6reb, C.Belser 10+7reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 9+1reb, C.Guillarme 5+4reb+2ast
Montbrison: L.Biela 20+12reb+1ast, J.St Robert 13+10reb+1ast, B.Tillon 8+3reb+3ast, R.Aubry 8+12reb+1ast, S.Salvis 5+2reb+2ast, A.Dumoulin 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 146921


Angers BC 49 - Sorgues 62-70

The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. Angers BC 49 was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) contributed with 23 points for the winners. American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds and swingman Pierre-Etienne Drouault (194-90) added 12 points in the effort for Angers BC 49.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: A.Thinon 23+2reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 15+11reb+1ast, X.Pasut 13+11reb+1ast, D.Griffin 8+6reb, D.Quincy-Jones 4+6reb+4ast, Y.Bassine 3+1reb+3ast
Angers BC 49: T.Pearson 18+16reb+1ast, P.Drouault 12+3reb+2ast, T.Ramphort 10+4reb+3ast, S.Traore 9+6reb, M.Chupin 5+6reb+1ast, J.Casseus 4+3reb
gschID: 146922


Clermont - Rueil 95-75

Rueil (1-1) was outscored on the road by Stade Clermont (1-1) 95-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-75. Forward Jonathan Beugnot (201-83, college: Clayton St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Jonathan McClark (200-77, college: Rider) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Serbian center Streten Cabarkapa (204-84) replied with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Georgian center Georges Mdivani (205-85, agency: Promotex) added 13 points in the effort for Rueil. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Stade Clermont left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 9 other teams including defeated Rueil. Stade Clermont will face Vendee Challans (#8) on the road in the next round. Rueil will play against Saint-Quentin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Clermont: J.Beugnot 19+9reb+1ast, B.Matanga 17+1reb+2ast, J.McClark 16+6reb, M.Diakite 13+6reb+1ast, S.Naydenov 9+1reb+2ast, X.Delarue 9+4reb+1ast
Rueil: S.Cabarkapa 15+8reb+2ast, G.Mdivani 13+4reb+3ast, C.Mansare 12+5reb, T.Chevigny 10+1reb, G.Duro 9+1ast, T.Gourari 8+4reb
gschID: 146923




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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Robert MCKIVER
  Braves
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. McKiver, Braves25.7 
 2. Stommes, Webmoebel24.0 
 3. Burgess, Heidelberg23.5 
 4. Reid, MBC21.5 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim20.3 
 6. Johnson, Chemnitz20.0 
 7. Jeka, Braves19.0 
 8. Stutz, Leitershof.19.0 
 9. Reese, Duesseldorf19.0 
 10. Mason, Webmoebel18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl WEBB
  Crailsheim
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Webb, Crailsheim9.7 
 2. Heindel, Heidelberg9.5 
 3. Black, Jena9.0 
 4. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.7 
 5. Flomo, Duesseldorf8.3 
 6. Brown, Cuxhaven7.3 
 7. De Michael, NBC7.3 
 8. Mason, Webmoebel7.0 
 9. Reid, MBC7.0 
 10. Schaffrath, Chem.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lee JEKA
  Braves
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jeka, Braves6.0 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen5.7 
 3. Barker, Jena5.5 
 4. Rice, Cuxhaven5.3 
 5. Koch, Jena5.0 
 6. Diggs, Webmoebel5.0 
 7. Johnson, Chemnitz4.5 
 8. Genck, Leitershof.4.0 
 9. Smith, Kirchheim4.0 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, MBC4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Justin STOMMES
  Webmoebel
  (200-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Stommes, Webmoebel3.3 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.5 
 3. Harris, NBC2.3 
 4. Rice, Cuxhaven2.3 
 5. Brown, Cuxhaven2.3 
 6. Heindel, Heidelberg2.0 
 7. Anastasov, ETB W.2.0 
 8. Kepkay, Jena2.0 
 9. Hill, Crailsheim1.7 
 10. Stockton, Karlsru.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bjoern SCHOO
  Heidelberg
  (213-F/C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Schoo, Heidelberg1.5 
 2. Veney, Leitershof.1.0 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz1.0 
 4. Bekteshi, Kirchheim1.0 
 5. Harris, Cuxhaven1.0 
 6. Smallwood, MBC1.0 
 7. Thomas, Kirchheim1.0 
 8. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 9. Mason, Webmoebel1.0 
 10. McDaniel, Cuxhav.0.7 


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Isaiah SWANN
  Ratiopharm
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 27
 1. Swann, Ratiopharm27.0 
 2. Carter, Phoenix26.0 
 3. Nadjfeji, B.Mue.25.0 
 4. Esterkamp, Ratio.24.0 
 5. Zirbes, TBB Trier23.0 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers21.0 
 7. Harris, s.Oliv.18.0 
 8. Hamilton, Bayreuth18.0 
 9. Melzer, NY Phant.18.0 
 10. Ensminger, Teleko.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar NADJFEJI
  B.Mue.
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 13
 1. Nadjfeji, B.Mue.13.0 
 2. Zirbes, TBB Trier12.0 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.12.0 
 4. Burrell, EWE B.10.0 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers10.0 
 6. Seward, Phoenix9.0 
 7. Leuer, Fraport SKY9.0 
 8. Hunter, Bayreuth9.0 
 9. Mittmann, NY Phan.8.0 
 10. Zavackas, EnBW L.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anton GAVEL
  Brose B.
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Gavel, Brose B.9.0 
 2. Joyce, TBB Trier9.0 
 3. Jordan, Telekom7.0 
 4. Dennis, NY Phant.7.0 
 5. Smith, Bayreuth6.0 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen5.0 
 7. Nadjfeji, B.Mue.5.0 
 8. Green, EnBW L.5.0 
 9. Greer, NY Phantoms5.0 
 10. Dale, Goettingen4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.5.0 
 2. Gavel, Brose B.4.0 
 3. Jacobson, s.Oliv.3.0 
 4. Visser, NY Phant.3.0 
 5. Dennis, NY Phant.3.0 
 6. Jenkins, Brose B.3.0 
 7. Blackwood, Phoeni.3.0 
 8. Carter, Phoenix2.0 
 9. Smith, Bayreuth2.0 
 10. Bowler, EnBW L.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose B.
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.2.0 
 2. Slaughter, Brose B.2.0 
 3. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.0 
 4. Gaffney, Teleko.2.0 
 5. Looby, EnBW L.2.0 
 6. Mafra, Goettingen1.0 
 7. Oehle, LTi 46ers1.0 
 8. Brown, s.Oliver.1.0 
 9. Seward, Phoenix1.0 
 10. Dorris, EnBW L.1.0 


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  GREECE   


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


Aris Thessaloniki bring in Dominic James - by Eurobasket News
Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette) will continue his career in Greece. The guard has agreed on terms of contract with Aris Thessaloniki. Last season Dominic James spent in Bulgaria. The point guard played for Lukoil Academik Sofia. His stats read 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals per EuroCup Qualifying Round game. In EuroChallenge Dominic James delivered 13.8 points, 4.0 assists and 2.1 rebounds per appearance. In Bulgarian League his stats read 13.9 points, 3.9 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals. The guard received Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honourable Mention. The Marquette graduate start his pro career in in 2010. He spent the first pro season in Turkey playing for Mersin.

A2: Week 2 - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
Amyntas - Doxa Lefkadas 72-64
In a derby between two equal more or less teams the home team of coach Zavos even though was following in the score the first 23 minutes with an amazing come back and with Zoupas, Vardavas and Thodoris Vardianos (193-G-78) in a great day they manage to win the game against the team of Coach Vournas who showed once more that this season Lefkada will be among the teams which will be giving a hard time to all their opponents. It is worth mentioned that from Amyntas six players finished the game with double figures.
Quarters: 13-17, 28-34, 52-43, 72-64
Amyntas: Zoupas 13, Lolas 12, Thodoris Vardianos 15, Pagonis 10, Vardavas 14 and 10 rebounds.
Doxa: Skoufis 11, Pettas 13, Ekine 13.

Ermis Perama - Pagrati 82-71
This time the team of Coach Kalabakos was more of a team in its home court and with the amazing duet of Aristides Koronidis (188-G-82) and Michalos overcome the problems of the first three quarters and succeeded to win the game in the fourth and most crucial quarter as with a series of 10-0 put a tombstone to Pagratis dreams. The team of Coach Kalatzis which theoretically was among the top favorite teams at the beginning of the season, now and right after two weeks they count a record of 0-2 and they are facing the future more realistic than they used to until now.
Quarters: 18-23, 39-39, 61-60, 82-71
Perama: Michalos 17, Tsarouchas 13, Aristides Koronidis 22, Pashalis 12
Pagrati: B. Bracey 16, Koutroulias 13, Nikos Makris (188-G-79) 17, Veskoukis 10

Arkadikos - AEK Argous 88-64
The weakest team of the league and among the top favorites for the delegation AEK Argous was able to play against the team of Arkadikos some decent basketball only the first 10-12 minutes after that there was only one team in the court and that was the team of Coach Slyrniotis. Gizogiannis brothers performed very well as they scored 27 points together while the dashed down also 15 rebounds and scored 4 three pointers!! From the team of Coach Chrysanthopoulos only Alex Stevovic (191-G-90) and Tsambis survived from the mess of the team. It is worth mentioned the five players with double digits on behalf of the home team.
Quarters: 15-13, 41-31, 64-41, 88-64
Arkadikos: Tosic 10, Miron Papadakis (183-G-88) 18, Kopsaftis 15, S. Gizogiannis 17, An Gizogiannis 10 and 9 rebounds.
AEK: Tsambis 14, Alex Stevovic 17

Ermis Lagkada - Panerythraikos 51-58
In a poor game where the missing shots were much more than the successful ones the visiting site of Coach Houhoulis succeeded an amazing road win and like the first weeks game against Perama the fourth quarter was the best quarter for Panerythraikos as they over scored their opponents with 17-3 in the last period!! Nikos Pritsos (197-F-82) was magnificent and basically the main reason of the road wins against the team of Coach Baxevanis.
Quarters: 12-11, 29-24, 48-41, 51-58
Ermis: Spyros Kekelis (181-G-80) 11, Anagnostopoulos 10, Nisiotis 11.
Panerythraikos: Nikos Pritsos 21

Nea Kifisia - Lavrio 71-76
Coach Serelis team succeeded the very important road win against a very difficult opponent and balanced in a way the home defeat of last weeks against Amyntas. In Lavrio slowly- slowly the missing parts are linked so with the comeback of Psileas one of the major problems for Coach Serelis was solved. The game was a continuous monologue for the home team but the inexperienced in the A2 league drove them to many mistakes int eh last quarter and LAvrio with Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) and Psileas mainly over scored the home team of Coach Papatheodorou with 13-26 in the last period to register its first win in the league for this season.
Quarters: 17-13, 41-28, 58-50. 71-76
Nea Kifisia: Nikos Kokkalis (198-G/F-85) 19 and 11 rebounds, Sioutis 10, Koukounias 12.
Lavrio: Dionysios Giannakopoulos 19 points, 5 assists and 3 steals, Tirlas 15 and Psileas 14

Apollon Patras - AEK Athens 81-70
An A1 Derby was played this afternoon with two teams that a decade ago, were protagonists in the top level league of the country. The home court of Apollon Patras was packed and more than 3.000 basketball fans watched the game and created an amazing atmosphere in the Perivola home court. The MVP of this week point guard Antonis Argiropoulos (190-G-82) was the man of the match as his 28 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals were the atmost assistance for the team of Coach Vetoulas who saw his team playing for the first time after so many years in a packed court. It is worth mentioned that AEK played without its top performer last week, Fotis Vassilopoulos as he is still under watch from the teams docs.
Quarters: 12-26, 42-38, 62-55, 81-70
Apollon Patras: Nikos Argyropoylos (188-G-78) 28, Giannis Lianos (194-G-88) 24, 7 rebounds and 3 assists, Krolo 18 and 7 rebounds
AEK Athens: Antonis Mantzaris (196-G-86) 14, Kourtis 12, Sklavos 13, Siamandouras 9 and 10 rebounds.

Panelefsiniakos - Pierikos Arhelaos 81-79
A great derby and a great comeback for the home team of coach Skarafingas took place in Elefsina where Spyros Magounis (200-G-85) performed great and helped his team to succeed in this home triumph as the games scenario was not for cardiac people. During the last quarter the home team succeeded a 33-19 score and finally won the game
Quarters: 16-11, 31-32, 48-60, 81-79
Panelefsiniakos : Kiriakopoulos 13, Nikou 14, Spyros Magounis 19, Balafas 10, Deligiannis 11.
Pierikos Arhelaos: Bourdanos 12, Bohoridis 10, Kostas Bechlivanis (180-G-74) 14, Ioakeimidis 13, Foutsitzis 11



Latest Transfer news - by Chris Mammides
The American star Byron Mullens (213-C-89, college: Ohio St.) left from the team of Panionios ON Telecoms Athens without any notice so the team of Head coach Bartzoka will proceed in all the necessary measures (FIBA, Greek Federation and any other legal department) in order to get some legla actions against the American player who left without any notice and without any reason all of a sudden he just gone in a plane with is wife and left Greece!! Coach Giorgos Bartzokas and president Ilias Lianos are allready in search to replace the player in such a little time before the official beggining of the league.

Other Transfer news
DASH Peristeri GS Athens agreed financial terms with the American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut)
KAO Dramas agreed financial terms with the veteran Serbian ceneter Dragan Ceranic (212-C-76)
Marousi BC split ways with the American Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, college: Mississippi St.) who allready agreed terms with the Cyprus team Keravnos Strovolou and will continue his career in the Cyprus league. Furthermore, the replacement of the American small forward will be most porbably Frank Elegar (206-C-86, college: Drexel) who played last season in the French league.

Aris Thessaloniki split ways with the American cetner Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) and agreed financial terms with the Americna point guard Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette)





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  HOLLAND   


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


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anissa POUNDS
  PeKa
  (170-G-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. Pounds, PeKa25.0 
 2. Holmes, Huima21.0 
 3. Holopainen, Espoo20.0 
 4. Salomaa, FoA19.0 
 5. Heath, FoA17.0 
 6. Bruszewski, PeKa17.0 
 7. Pounds, Catz17.0 
 8. Reshetko, Catz16.0 
 9. Heintz, FoA15.0 
 10. Oljemark, ToPo15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Heidi HEINTZ
  FoA
  (177-G/F-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Heintz, FoA14.0 
 2. Szunko, ToPo14.0 
 3. Holopainen, Espoo13.0 
 4. McCants, PeKa12.0 
 5. Saarinen, ToPo12.0 
 6. Koponen, FoA11.0 
 7. Hart, Kerava10.0 
 8. Reshetko, Catz10.0 
 9. House, FoA9.0 
 10. Robinson, Huima9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anette JUVONEN
  ToPo
  (170-G-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Juvonen, ToPo4.0 
 2. Hart, Kerava4.0 
 3. Bland, Huima4.0 
 4. Kesanen, Catz3.0 
 5. Underwood, HoNsU3.0 
 6. Nurmi, ToPo3.0 
 7. Karkkainen, HoNsU3.0 
 8. Ali, Huima2.0 
 9. Reshetko, Catz2.0 
 10. Valkeinen, ToPo2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 7
 1. Robinson, Huima7.0 
 2. Ali, Huima5.0 
 3. Pounds, Catz4.0 
 4. Leino, Espoo Team3.0 
 5. Holmes, Huima3.0 
 6. Richter, PeKa3.0 
 7. Jamsen, Huima2.0 
 8. Pounds, PeKa2.0 
 9. Bruszewski, PeKa2.0 
 10. Raikkonen, Kerava2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rashada MCCANTS
  PeKa
  (185-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. McCants, PeKa2.0 
 2. Sten, HoNsU2.0 
 3. Reshetko, Catz1.0 
 4. Robinson, Huima1.0 
 5. Saarinen, ToPo1.0 
 6. Nurmi, ToPo1.0 
 7. Heintz, FoA1.0 
 8. Bland, Huima1.0 
 9. Lahtinen, HoNsU0.0 
 10. Karkkainen, HoNsU0.0 


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  ICELAND   


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Barro, Bourg28.0 
 2. Tsagarakis, Bourg24.0 
 3. Copeland, Bourg23.0 
 4. Bah, Boulogne22.0 
 5. Gomis, Limoges22.0 
 6. McKenzie, Boulazac21.0 
 7. Siggers, Rouen19.0 
 8. Franklin, Vichy18.5 
 9. Rowland, Evreux18.5 
 10. Paelay, Quimper18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex DUNN
  Rouen
  (210-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Dunn, Rouen11.5 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.5 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.9.5 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier9.0 
 5. Badiane, Antibes9.0 
 6. Flowers, Vichy9.0 
 7. Barro, Bourg8.0 
 8. Gaillou, Boulazac8.0 
 9. Bradford, Lille8.0 
 10. Brown, Maurienne8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Copeland, Bourg19.0 
 2. Gomis, Limoges8.0 
 3. Choquet, Fos Ouest7.0 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.6.5 
 5. Poupet, Rouen6.5 
 6. Paelay, Quimper6.0 
 7. Taylor, Le Portel5.5 
 8. Rousselle, Boulogne5.0 
 9. Darrigand, Bordeaux5.0 
 10. Rowland, Evreux5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Barro, Bourg5.0 
 2. Denave, St Vallier4.0 
 3. Charles, Nantes3.5 
 4. Lovedale, Quimper3.0 
 5. Paelay, Quimper3.0 
 6. Fergerson, Nantes3.0 
 7. Rousselle, Boulogne3.0 
 8. Toti, St Vallier3.0 
 9. Eito, Vichy3.0 
 10. Driss, Bordeaux3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick BADIANE
  Antibes
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Badiane, Antibes4.0 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac2.0 
 3. Dunn, Rouen2.0 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.0 
 5. Marshall, Lille1.5 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.5 
 7. Clark, Fos Ouest1.0 
 8. Gregoire, Boulogne1.0 
 9. Fields, Nantes1.0 
 10. Lessort, Quimper1.0 


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  INDONESIA   


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


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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons30.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.29.0 
 3. Cummins, Belfast26.0 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.23.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian21.0 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints21.0 
 7. Kinevane, UL Eagl.19.0 
 8. O''Brien, 11890 K.17.0 
 9. Cunningham, Moycul.16.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons16.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.0 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian11.0 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.10.0 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints9.0 
 9. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 10. Taylor, B.Gais N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robert CLARKE
  11890 K.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Clarke, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.5.0 
 3. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.5.0 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 8. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.0 
 9. Meany, UCD Marian3.0 
 10. Brazdeikis, B.Gai.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 6
 1. Turner, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.4.0 
 3. Stith, UCD Marian3.0 
 4. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 6. Dawson, Belfast2.0 
 7. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 8. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 9. Cronin, B.Gais N.2.0 
 10. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 2. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 3. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 4. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 
 6. O''Sullivan, UCC D.1.0 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 8. Cronin, B.Gais N.1.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints1.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 


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


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  ISRAEL   


Stats Leaders - National League
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, Belfast26.0 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.23.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian21.0 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints21.0 
 7. Kinevane, UL Eagl.19.0 
 8. O''Brien, 11890 K.17.0 
 9. Cunningham, Moycul.16.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons16.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.0 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian11.0 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.10.0 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints9.0 
 9. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 10. Taylor, B.Gais N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robert CLARKE
  11890 K.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Clarke, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.5.0 
 3. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.5.0 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 8. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.0 
 9. Meany, UCD Marian3.0 
 10. Brazdeikis, B.Gai.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 6
 1. Turner, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.4.0 
 3. Stith, UCD Marian3.0 
 4. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 6. Dawson, Belfast2.0 
 7. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 8. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 9. Cronin, B.Gais N.2.0 
 10. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 2. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 3. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 4. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 
 6. O''Sullivan, UCC D.1.0 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 8. Cronin, B.Gais N.1.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints1.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 


Israeli Teams To Battle in "Chance Cup" - by Carmel Drori
The biggest pre-season tournament known as the ''Chance Cup'' will start tomorrow (Sunday)in Malha, Jerusalem.
David Blatt, Jordan Farmar, Lior Eliyahu and more will try and help Maccabi defend its title after beating Hapoel Jerusalem in last year's finals.

Full schedule:

Quarter-finals 9.10.2011:
Maccabi Rishon - Bnei Hasharon (18:25)
Hapoel Jerusalem- Maccabi Ashdod (20:50)

Quarter-finals 10.10.2011:
Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon (18:25)
Maccabi T-A - Elitzur Netanya (20:50)

Semi-finals 11.10.2011:
Winner (Rishon/Bnei) - Winner (Hapoel J-M/Ashdod) 18:25
Winner (Galil/Holon) - Winner (Maccabi T-A/Netanya) 21:05

Finals 13.10.2011:
Winner (Semi-final 1) - Winner (Semi-final 2) 21:05


Keith Langford's On The Verge of Signing With Maccabi - by David Pick
With only 10-days before their 2011/12 Euroleague debut against Italian, Armani MI, Maccabi Tel-Aviv's roster's still missing its final piece and 'killer' go-to-guy in crunch time, when the game is on the line. Such a player who can both bring the ball up and create for himself and his teammates, reminiscence of Jeremy Pargo, is desperately needed.

Eurobasket reveals that Europe's primary available scorer, American combo-guard Keith Langford, is on the verge of signing a deal with the Israeli champions. According to a source close to the agreement, 'the deal isn't final yet; however, its very close and should be done soon. Keith is a player Maccabi wants.' Langford's agent, Nick Lotsos spoke with Eurobasket, confirming that Maccabi is one of the three teams he's currently trying to land a deal with.

Langford is also in talks with Turkish Fener.Ulker and Armani MI, whom Maccabi will soon face in the Euroleague. Yet, Langford has his mind set on playing in Israel, and after a significant salary gap between the two parties, it appears that an agreement should follow shortly, unless the other two teams offer the scorer a significant increased proposal.

Khimky, who in March signed a 4-year contract extension with Langford, worth a guaranteed $9.2 million, would release the Kansas grad come September, becoming a hot free agent. Last season, in addition to being a member of the Russian PBL All-Star Game, Langford led Khimky to a VTB League title posting averages of 13.8ppg and 2.5apg. In the Euroleague competition, the combo-guard increased his stats finishing as the Euroleague runner up in scoring recording 17.8pgg including 3.3rpg and 2.6apg.

Personal Analysis

Like in previous events, Maccabi once again goes after the reputation and 'name' of the player as oppose to how much and whether he fits the team. Last season, when desperately needing a player at the five position, Maccabi signed Milan Macvan, who mostly plays the four spot, but was one of the best players in the Adriatic league. Despite Maccabi's four position being packed by Lior Eliyahu and David Blu, and the fact that they were searching for an athletic, shot blocking big man, they brought in a caliber name, rather a player who fits the team;s rotation.

Now, Langford is a high quality Euroleague name, but not the player Maccabi needed. Langford likes playing the 2-3 guard positions and lacks high percentage shooting ability, but loves to get to the hoop. It's unclear how he's suppose to compliment the low three-shooting percentages of Maccabi's Theo Papaloukas and Yogev Ohayon, who consistently suffer and have trouble from deep range. Once again, Maccabi will enjoy saying 'we brought in the best player available,' and not, 'the player that fits our system best.' Osiris Eldridge, who Maccabi recently checked out, potentially could have been a prefect match. E
ldridge can play both guard spots including the three, and enjoys great shooting ability, but like the past, its the 'name' that counts.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @Dpick_Mvd


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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 1-0 
 2. Angelico BI 0-0 
 3. Armani MI 0-0 
 4. Banco di Sard. 0-0 
 5. Benetton TV 0-0 
 6. Bennet Cantu 0-0 
 7. Cimberio VA 0-0 
 8. CS Bologna 0-0 
 9. Fabi Shoes 0-0 
 10. Lottomatica 0-0 
 11. Novipiu CM 0-0 
 12. Pepsi Caserta 0-0 
 13. Scavolini PS 0-0 
 14. Sidigas AV 0-0 
 15. Umana Venezia 0-0 
 16. Vanoli CR 0-0 
 17. Banca Tercas 0-1 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Emma CANNON
  OKE P.
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Cannon, OKE P.33.5 
 2. Sitzmann, BG 89 A.31.0 
 3. Williams, Saarlouis19.5 
 4. Lomax, Freiburg19.5 
 5. Vaughn, Wasserburg19.0 
 6. Mankertz, BG 89 A.18.5 
 7. Beld, Saarlouis17.0 
 8. Harris, Wolfenbuet.16.5 
 9. Turner, Freiburg16.0 
 10. Austmann, Oberh.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emma CANNON
  OKE P.
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Cannon, OKE P.18.5 
 2. Koop, Marburg12.0 
 3. Bos, BG 89 Avides11.0 
 4. Pace, OKE Panthers9.0 
 5. Clark, BG 89 Avides8.5 
 6. Porter-T., Wasse.8.5 
 7. Landry, Marburg8.0 
 8. Manakova, Saarl.8.0 
 9. Austmann, Oberh.8.0 
 10. Pierce, Halle7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julia SCHINDLER
  Freiburg
  (165-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Schindler, Freiburg7.0 
 2. Pace, OKE Panthers6.0 
 3. Mankertz, BG 89 A.4.0 
 4. Davidson, Marburg4.0 
 5. Rego, Heli Girls3.5 
 6. Kulite, Wolfenbuet.3.0 
 7. Stupar, Saarlouis3.0 
 8. Thoresen, Wasse.3.0 
 9. Paunovic, Freiburg3.0 
 10. Dwyer, OKE P.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Yvonne TURNER
  Freiburg
  (174-G-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Turner, Freiburg5.5 
 2. Sitzmann, BG 89 A.4.5 
 3. Porter-T., Wasse.4.5 
 4. Pace, OKE Panthers4.5 
 5. Jeltema, Chemnitz3.5 
 6. Tracey, Freiburg3.5 
 7. Rego, Heli Girls3.0 
 8. Harris, Wolfenbuet.3.0 
 9. Stupar, Saarlouis3.0 
 10. Watson, Wolfenbu.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Lisa KOOP
  Marburg
  (197-C-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Koop, Marburg1.5 
 2. Manakova, Saarl.1.0 
 3. Mankertz, BG 89 A.1.0 
 4. Fikiel, Wolfenbuet.1.0 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg1.0 
 6. Haughian, Wolfenbu.1.0 
 7. Freeman, Wasse.1.0 
 8. Beld, Oberhausen1.0 
 9. Greunke, Rhein MB0.5 
 10. Porter-T., Wasse.0.5 


Aget Imola tab Gregor Hafnar - by Eurobasket News
Aget Imola strengthened their roster. They agreed on terms of short-term deal with Gregor Hafnar (195-G-77). The guard will replace injured Trent Whiting on the roster. Last season Gregor Hafnar played in Romania. He averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game for Steaua Turabo. The guard helped the team reach Romanian League semis.. The Slovenian guard is far from being new to Italy. He played for Avellino, Montepaschi, Varese, Pistoia. Gregor Hafnar also had stints in Slovenia, France and Greece. Gregor Hafnar was the member of Slovenian National Team in 1996-2006 seasons.

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Charles O'Bannon debuted for Panasonic - by Eurobasket News
Charles O'Bannon (198-F-75, college: UCLA) debuted for Panasonic and scored 4 points showing a bad percentage 1/7 from the field goal.
Charles is the most exciting player ever to play in the Japan leagues. For the fans, his high flying dunks, smooth effortless-looking motions and breathtaking entertains even the non-basketball fans. Some of his moves confuse even the referees who have never seen such a cross-over that puts defenders on the floor. For his teammates, Charles is a proven winner. With titles in high school, college, Poland and in Japan, Chuck brings a winning attitude and confidence to the team.
In 2000-2001 Charles moved to Toyota Alvark (JPN - JBL Superleague) and averaged 9.8rpg, Dunks-2 (1.1). Last season he played for Toshiba Brave Thunders (Japan-JBL, starting five) and in 36 games showed 15.1ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 24.1%, FT: 79.8%.
In Japan Charles O'Bannon became Japanese JBL Superleague Finalist -04, 08, Japanese JBL Superleague Semifinals -05, 09, Japanese JBL All-Star Game -03, 06, 07, 10, Japanese JBL Superleague Regular Season Champion -06, Japanese JBL Superleague Champion -06, 07, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague 1st Team -06, 07, 08, 10, 11, Japanese JBL Superleague Regular Season Runner-Up -07, 08, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague Player of the Year -07, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague Forward of the Year -07, 08, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague Import Player of the Year -07, 10, Asia-Basket.com Japanese JBL Superleague All-Imports Team -07, 08, 09, 10, 11.



Takeuchi remains with Hotachi, top-scores in the opener - by Eurobasket News
Joji Takeuchi (206-F/C-85, agency: N.E.T.) remains with Hotachi and top-scores in the opener of the League. The player collected 19 points and 11 rebounds as his team overcame Hokkaido 74:71.
This is the fifth season in a row for Joji Takeuchi. In 2007-2008 he joined Hitachi Sunrockers (Superleague, starting five) and in 2008-2009 averaged15.8ppg, Reb-2 (9.9ppg), 2.6apg, Blocks-3 (1.3bpg), FGP: 42.2%, 3PT: 35.2%, FT: 74.1%. In 2009-2010 for Hitachi Sunrockers (JBL, starting five) he improved to15.3ppg, Reb-2 (11.3rpg), 3.1apg, Blocks-2 (1.3bpg), FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 28.8%, FT: 76.5%.
The last season in 36 games his stats read13.3ppg, Reb-1 (12.2rpg), 2.6apg, Blocks-3 (1.2bpg), FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 65.1%.
He was named Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague 2nd Team -10, 11.
Joji Takeuchi is also the National team player. At the Asian Championships in Wuhan (China) -11 in 8 games he had 9.4ppg, 6.5rpg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 68.8%.



Ricci Philip and Gibbs Jeff stay with Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News
Philip Ricci (202-F-80, college: Oregon St.) and Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) stay with Toyota Alvark for the 2011/2012 season. Both players already entered the season with 79:71 victory in the opener.
Philip Ricci is an American Forward who came to Toyota Alvark (Japan-JBL, starting five) last season. In 36 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 7.2rpg, Blocks-2 (1.4bpg), FGP-2 (61.0%), FT: 66.7%. Tonight he scored 23 points and added 8 rebounds to top-score for the winners.
Jeff Gibbs collected 6 points and 10 rebounds. The American Forward also came to the team last season. In 36 games he averaged 11.3ppg, Reb-4 (8.9rpg), 1.3apg, FGP: 53.6%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 69.5%. In his top game he recorded 23 points when Aishin beat Toyota 64-63. Second-ranked Toyota Alvark gave a tough game to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya. Aishin Sea Horses managed to secure only one-point victory 64-63. American forward Jeff Gibbs came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Philip Ricci added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Toyota Alvark in the defeat.



BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Minja TERZIC
  Herner
  (188-F/C-79)
  Avg: 26
 1. Terzic, Herner26.0 
 2. Tulikihihifo, Goet.25.0 
 3. Tay, Sandhausen23.0 
 4. Vogel, Berlin23.0 
 5. Martin, Quakenbr.23.0 
 6. Jochimczyk, Wuerz.23.0 
 7. Muller, Speyer23.0 
 8. Walker, Viernheim22.0 
 9. Gelbke, Speyer21.0 
 10. Goessmann, Hagen20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicola DALTON
  Quakenbr.
  (180-C-84)
  Avg: 16
 1. Dalton, Quakenbr.16.0 
 2. Sokoll-P., Quakenb.15.0 
 3. Grieb, Trier12.0 
 4. Stevenson, Trier12.0 
 5. Bleker, Hagen P.12.0 
 6. Franklin, Sandh.12.0 
 7. Nettersheim, Oplad.11.0 
 8. Moller, Viernheim11.0 
 9. McNeill, Viernheim11.0 
 10. Jandova, Mainz10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristin GREINER
  Berlin
  (--)
  Avg: 8
 1. Greiner, Berlin8.0 
 2. Grieb, Trier6.0 
 3. Eitel, Jahn M.5.0 
 4. Jochimczyk, Wuerz.4.0 
 5. Vogel, Berlin4.0 
 6. Siegfried, Berlin4.0 
 7. Busalt, Leimen4.0 
 8. Hirmke, Bamberg3.0 
 9. Ochs, Rist Scala3.0 
 10. Dalton, Quakenbr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julia GAUDERMANN
  Gruen.
  (166-PG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gaudermann, Gruen.8.0 
 2. Seyler, Berlin5.0 
 3. Gelbke, Speyer5.0 
 4. Auer, Sandhausen5.0 
 5. Seemann, Keltern4.0 
 6. Zasly, Keltern4.0 
 7. Oser, Trier4.0 
 8. Tulikihihifo, Goet.4.0 
 9. Steiner, Jahn M.4.0 
 10. Baatz, Mainz3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mareike NETTERSHEIM
  Oplad.
  (186-C-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nettersheim, Oplad.3.0 
 2. Oberpaul, Bamberg3.0 
 3. Jandova, Mainz2.0 
 4. McNeill, Viernheim2.0 
 5. Flaherty, Heidelbe.2.0 
 6. Merrill, Viernheim2.0 
 7. Harris, Speyer2.0 
 8. Schmitz, Opladen2.0 
 9. Koch, Mainz2.0 
 10. Bode, Goettingen2.0 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Minja TERZIC
  Herner
  (188-F/C-79)
  Avg: 26
 1. Terzic, Herner26.0 
 2. Tulikihihifo, Goet.25.0 
 3. Tay, Sandhausen23.0 
 4. Vogel, Berlin23.0 
 5. Martin, Quakenbr.23.0 
 6. Jochimczyk, Wuerz.23.0 
 7. Muller, Speyer23.0 
 8. Walker, Viernheim22.0 
 9. Gelbke, Speyer21.0 
 10. Goessmann, Hagen20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicola DALTON
  Quakenbr.
  (180-C-84)
  Avg: 16
 1. Dalton, Quakenbr.16.0 
 2. Sokoll-P., Quakenb.15.0 
 3. Grieb, Trier12.0 
 4. Stevenson, Trier12.0 
 5. Bleker, Hagen P.12.0 
 6. Franklin, Sandh.12.0 
 7. Nettersheim, Oplad.11.0 
 8. Moller, Viernheim11.0 
 9. McNeill, Viernheim11.0 
 10. Jandova, Mainz10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristin GREINER
  Berlin
  (--)
  Avg: 8
 1. Greiner, Berlin8.0 
 2. Grieb, Trier6.0 
 3. Eitel, Jahn M.5.0 
 4. Jochimczyk, Wuerz.4.0 
 5. Vogel, Berlin4.0 
 6. Siegfried, Berlin4.0 
 7. Busalt, Leimen4.0 
 8. Hirmke, Bamberg3.0 
 9. Ochs, Rist Scala3.0 
 10. Dalton, Quakenbr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julia GAUDERMANN
  Gruen.
  (166-PG-92)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gaudermann, Gruen.8.0 
 2. Seyler, Berlin5.0 
 3. Gelbke, Speyer5.0 
 4. Auer, Sandhausen5.0 
 5. Seemann, Keltern4.0 
 6. Zasly, Keltern4.0 
 7. Oser, Trier4.0 
 8. Tulikihihifo, Goet.4.0 
 9. Steiner, Jahn M.4.0 
 10. Baatz, Mainz3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mareike NETTERSHEIM
  Oplad.
  (186-C-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nettersheim, Oplad.3.0 
 2. Oberpaul, Bamberg3.0 
 3. Jandova, Mainz2.0 
 4. McNeill, Viernheim2.0 
 5. Flaherty, Heidelbe.2.0 
 6. Merrill, Viernheim2.0 
 7. Harris, Speyer2.0 
 8. Schmitz, Opladen2.0 
 9. Koch, Mainz2.0 
 10. Bode, Goettingen2.0 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 1-0 
 2. Tochigi Brex 1-0 
 3. Toyota Alvark 1-0 
 4. Hitachi SR 1-1 
 5. Hokkaido L. 1-1 
 6. Mitsubishi DD 0-1 
 7. Panasonic T. 0-1 
 8. Toshiba BT 0-1 


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Olympic Qualifying Tournament to provide 3 more Olympic Participants - by Omar Shafaamri
GENEVA (FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament) With the last two of this summers ten continental zone championships five for men and five for women having concluded over the weekend, all the automatically qualified teams for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments are now known, while twenty-four teams booked their place in the two twelve team FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQT).

The teams participating in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for men are:
Angola, Dominican Republic, FYR of Macedonia, Greece, Jordan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Russia, Venezuela.

The teams participating in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for women are:
Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Korea, Mali, New Zealand, Senegal, Turkey.

With the location of the two tournaments yet to be decided, the host countries will be chosen during the FIBA Central Board meeting held 10-11 December 2011.

The FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for men will decide the last three teams participating in the Olympics and take place 2-8 July 2012 while the womens Tournament hands out places to the top five finishers and will be held 25 June to 1 July 2012.

The Olympic Qualifying Tournament for men will see the 12 qualified teams divided into four groups of three teams. The group stage will be played as a standard round robin, with the top two teams from each group progressing to the Quarter Finals. The winners of the four Quarter Finals progress to the Semi Final round, in which in view of the three Olympic places up for grabs the winners book two of the three places (no first/second place final is played), while the two losing Semi Finalists face off for the last remaining spot.

Similarly, the group stage of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament for women is also played as a round robin of four groups of three teams, with the best two in each group making the Quarter Final stage. With the top five teams earning tickets to the Olympics, all four winning Quarter Finalists qualify directly for London and play no further part, while the four losing Quarter Finalists play for the last remaining Olympic berth in a standard knockout Semi Final/Final format.

The 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for men was held in Athens, Greece and saw hosts Greece and Croatia share the top two spots, while Germany finished third to book the 12th and final place in the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

In the womens equivalent, held in Madrid Spain, Latvia, Belarus, Czech Republic and Spain all booked places as the winning Quarter Finalists, while emerged victorious among the four losing Semi Finalists to complete the line-up for the Beijing.

Formerly known as the Pre-Olympic Tournament, the Olympic Qualifying Tournament (for men) was first held in 1960 (1976 for women, coinciding with the first womens Olympic Basketball Tournament) and played in various formats on a world level and/or on a continental level until 1992 when it was abandoned only to be reintroduced in its current format in 2008.

FIBA


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Bowles, Siauliai26.0 
 2. Lowe, Kedainiai21.0 
 3. Gvezdauskas, Siaul.20.0 
 4. Pakamanis, Juven.17.0 
 5. Weems, Zalgiris17.0 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Juve.16.0 
 7. Peciukas, Kedainiai16.0 
 8. Nobles, Pieno Z.16.0 
 9. Urbonas, Juventus15.0 
 10. Ruikis, Neptunas14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas ADOMAITIS
  Kedainiai
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Adomaitis, Kedaini.13.0 
 2. Butkevicius, Rudup.11.0 
 3. Urbutis, Rudupis10.0 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai10.0 
 5. Sarakauskas, Siaul.9.0 
 6. Roberts, Lietuvos.9.0 
 7. Johnson, Naglis P.8.5 
 8. Petrukonis, Juven.8.0 
 9. Valeika, Neptunas8.0 
 10. Kuzminskas, Zalgi.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Broadus, Siauliai10.0 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.5 
 3. Maceina, Juventus5.0 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.5 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.5 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.5 
 7. Pakamanis, Juven.3.0 
 8. Kairys, Pieno Z.3.0 
 9. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 10. Rinkevicius, Nagl.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. McClure, Kedainiai4.0 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.4.0 
 3. Collins, Zalgiris3.5 
 4. Leonard, Pieno Z.3.0 
 5. Nobles, Pieno Z.3.0 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.0 
 7. Maceina, Juventus3.0 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.2.5 
 9. Zukauskas, Siauliai2.0 
 10. Onuaku, Neptunas2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.4.0 
 2. Kairys, Pieno Z.3.0 
 3. Volkus, Juventus2.0 
 4. Sarakauskas, Siaul.2.0 
 5. Kupsas, Baltai K.2.0 
 6. Joneliunas, Sakalai2.0 
 7. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.0 
 8. Adomaitis, Kedaini.2.0 
 9. Cepukaitis, Baltai1.0 
 10. Dilys, Lietuvos r.1.0 


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BKT Superleague delayed for a week - by Dren Shporta
Regarding the suppression of the KB Prishtina and creation of the new club Prishtina BC, the Basketball Federation founded non regular document signings and requested from the new/ old club to have a immediate board meeting to complete regularely all the processes needed.

For this reason the BKT Superleague that had to start this weekend was delayed for a next weekend. Now, the board of the Basketball Federation is waiting the answers from the KB Prishtina, so they can take a next step regarding the creation of the new club Prishtina BC.

The new season of BKT Superleague should have started this weekend, October 8th, with great games such as Prishtina vs. Peja and Trepca vs. Bashkimi. Now, the first round of regular season in Kosova will start in October 15th.


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BA Turiba with few changes for the upcoming season - by Eurobasket News
BA Turiba announced some new names for the upcoming season. The team brought Sandis Bets (194-G-92), Kristaps Mediss (188-F-89, agency: FCM) and Mikus Sokolovs (194-G-89).
Sandis Bets came from BS Ogre (LBL D2, starting five), In 22 games last season he averaged 10.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 75.0%.
Kristaps Mediss is a product of VEF Riga. In 2010-2011 he played for BK VEF Riga junior team (LBL) and in 14 games had 2.1ppg. He played also at VEF Riga Kadeti (LBL D2) and in 32 games his stats read 3.2ppg, 1.2rpg.
Mikus Sokolovs arrived from Gulbene (LBL2 D2). In 25 games last season he averaged 14.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 5.0apg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 74.0%. He made it in Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 1st Team -11.



BK Valmiera brings Daviin Davis - by Eurobasket News
BK Valmiera brings Daviin Davis (193-F-85, college: Weber St.) and announced the roster for the upcoming season. The team also announced Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91, agency: FCM), Edmunds Elksnis, Elvis Saulits, Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) and Jekabs Rozitis (206-F/C-86).
Early in Nov 2009 Valmiera brought in Daviin Davis. The American player started the season in Finland. Daviin Davis managed 12.2 points, 4.8 boards and 1.3 assists in six games played for Kataja. The forward graduated from the Weber State University in 2009. He tallied 9.5 points, 3.4 boards and 2.4 assists per game in his senior season with the Wildcats. Davis was trumped the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year this summer. In Latvian League at that time he became the second top-scorer with 17.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, Blocks-2 (1.2bpg), FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 66.9%. In Baltic League he also became second top-scorer with 19.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.6apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-1 (1.4bpg), FGP: 44.5%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 72.8%.
In 2010-2011 moved to ALM Evreux Basket (France-ProB, starting five) and in 34 games showed 11.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 55.5%, 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 62.9%.
Ernests Kalve comes from Nevezis Kedainiai (Lithuania-LKL). In Baltic League he showed 11.2ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 72.9%, while in Lithuanian League his stats read 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 77.4%.
Jekabs Rozitis arrived from BK Zemgale Jelgava (LBL, starting five). In Latvian League after 30 games he averaged 9.3ppg, Reb-2 (7.5rpg), Blocks-1 (1.8bpg), FGP: 44.3%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 68.5%. In Baltic League after 14 games he showed 8.6ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg, Blocks-3 (1.9bpg), FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 27.6%, FT: 54.5%.




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


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


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Fadi KHATIB
  Champville
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Khatib, Champville27.3 
 2. Warner, Byblos26.5 
 3. Johnson, Moutahed23.2 
 4. Cage, Hoops22.8 
 5. Johnson, Al Riyadi22.1 
 6. Shannon, Anibal20.9 
 7. Youngblood, Champ.20.1 
 8. Dawson, Chabab20.1 
 9. Byrd, Hoops20.0 
 10. Battles, Antranik19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi14.3 
 2. Warner, Byblos13.1 
 3. Cox, Champville12.9 
 4. Dawson, Chabab12.5 
 5. Shannon, Anibal11.7 
 6. Payne, Moutahed11.2 
 7. Watkins, Sagesse10.7 
 8. Battles, Antranik10.6 
 9. Byrd, Hoops10.6 
 10. Thompson, Sagesse10.5 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Antranik
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bannister, Antranik7.0 
 2. Mason, Byblos6.7 
 3. Johnson, Moutahed6.3 
 4. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.9 
 5. Akl, Anibal5.2 
 6. Clemons, Chabab4.9 
 7. Barada, Byblos4.6 
 8. Khatib, Champville4.1 
 9. Fahed, Sagesse3.9 
 10. Warner, Byblos3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Chabab
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Clemons, Chabab3.2 
 2. Johnson, Moutahed2.7 
 3. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.4 
 4. Byrd, Hoops2.3 
 5. Bannister, Antranik2.3 
 6. Youngblood, Champ.2.3 
 7. Johnson, Al Riyadi2.2 
 8. Mason, Byblos2.2 
 9. Watkins, Sagesse1.9 
 10. Lakiss, Chabab1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Darnell COX
  Champville
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Cox, Champville3.7 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.3 
 3. Thompson, Sagesse1.5 
 4. Byrd, Hoops1.4 
 5. Watkins, Sagesse1.4 
 6. Hamdar, Hoops1.3 
 7. Warner, Byblos1.3 
 8. Kanaan, Antranik1.2 
 9. Shannon, Anibal1.2 
 10. Payne, Moutahed1.0 


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  LITHUANIA   


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Lietuvos rytas 2-0 
 2. Rudupis 2-0 
 3. Siauliai 2-0 
 4. Zalgiris 2-0 
 5. Baltai Kaunas 1-1 
 6. Neptunas 1-1 
 7. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-1 
 8. Juventus 1-1 
 9. Kedainiai 0-2 
 10. Naglis Palangos 0-2 
 11. Sakalai 0-2 
 12. Techasas 0-2 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Bowles, Siauliai26.0 
 2. Lowe, Kedainiai21.0 
 3. Gvezdauskas, Siaul.20.0 
 4. Pakamanis, Juven.17.0 
 5. Weems, Zalgiris17.0 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Juve.16.0 
 7. Peciukas, Kedainiai16.0 
 8. Nobles, Pieno Z.16.0 
 9. Urbonas, Juventus15.0 
 10. Ruikis, Neptunas14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas ADOMAITIS
  Kedainiai
  (206-PF-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Adomaitis, Kedaini.13.0 
 2. Butkevicius, Rudup.11.0 
 3. Urbutis, Rudupis10.0 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai10.0 
 5. Sarakauskas, Siaul.9.0 
 6. Roberts, Lietuvos.9.0 
 7. Johnson, Naglis P.8.5 
 8. Petrukonis, Juven.8.0 
 9. Valeika, Neptunas8.0 
 10. Kuzminskas, Zalgi.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Broadus, Siauliai10.0 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.5 
 3. Maceina, Juventus5.0 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.5 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.5 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.5 
 7. Pakamanis, Juven.3.0 
 8. Kairys, Pieno Z.3.0 
 9. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 10. Rinkevicius, Nagl.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. McClure, Kedainiai4.0 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.4.0 
 3. Collins, Zalgiris3.5 
 4. Leonard, Pieno Z.3.0 
 5. Nobles, Pieno Z.3.0 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.0 
 7. Maceina, Juventus3.0 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.2.5 
 9. Zukauskas, Siauliai2.0 
 10. Onuaku, Neptunas2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.4.0 
 2. Kairys, Pieno Z.3.0 
 3. Volkus, Juventus2.0 
 4. Sarakauskas, Siaul.2.0 
 5. Kupsas, Baltai K.2.0 
 6. Joneliunas, Sakalai2.0 
 7. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.0 
 8. Adomaitis, Kedaini.2.0 
 9. Cepukaitis, Baltai1.0 
 10. Dilys, Lietuvos r.1.0 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 34
 1. Kennedy, Residence34.0 
 2. Rajniak, Basket E.31.0 
 3. Ulmer, Soleuvre31.0 
 4. Schumacher, T7125.0 
 5. Raji, Etzella24.5 
 6. Ulin, Sparta21.5 
 7. Arre, BBC Nitia21.0 
 8. Schmit, Residence21.0 
 9. Jorssen, Soleuvre21.0 
 10. Smith, Sparta18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denell STEPHENS
  T71
  (193-F/G-86)
  Avg: 14
 1. Stephens, T7114.0 
 2. Djerman, Amicale12.0 
 3. Bassirou, Musel Pi.11.0 
 4. Muller, T7110.0 
 5. Ferreira, BBC Nitia10.0 
 6. Gary, Musel Pikes10.0 
 7. Reimold, Basket E.10.0 
 8. Jorssen, Soleuvre10.0 
 9. Carvalho, Heffingen10.0 
 10. Raji, Etzella9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Joe BIEVER
  Basket Esch
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Biever, Basket Es.7.0 
 2. Koster, Residence6.0 
 3. Reimold, Basket E.5.0 
 4. Jeitz, Amicale4.0 
 5. Poznaks, BBC Nitia4.0 
 6. Delgado, T714.0 
 7. Carvalho, Heffingen3.5 
 8. Bintz, BBC Nitia3.0 
 9. Weyland, Soleuvre3.0 
 10. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Kennedy, Residence6.0 
 2. Reimold, Basket E.5.0 
 3. Jeitz, Amicale3.0 
 4. Arre, BBC Nitia3.0 
 5. Di Bartolome., BBC2.0 
 6. Laures, T712.0 
 7. Kesseler, Basket E.2.0 
 8. Ribeiro, BBC Nitia2.0 
 9. Koster, Residence2.0 
 10. Schwartz, Musel P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan DJERMAN
  Amicale
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Djerman, Amicale2.0 
 2. Muller, T711.0 
 3. Reimold, Basket E.1.0 
 4. Bassirou, Musel Pi.1.0 
 5. Schumacher, T711.0 
 6. Buntic, Amicale1.0 
 7. Svitek, Basket Es.1.0 
 8. Carvalho, Heffingen1.0 
 9. Gary, Musel Pikes1.0 
 10. Bissener, Etzella0.5 


Diekirch League Round 2: Basket Esch loses to T71 - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Diekirch League. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Basket Esch (1-1) in Dudelange on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by T71 (2-0) 89-80. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Basket Esch won second period 31-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Basket Esch 38-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. International guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) scored 35 points (!!!) to lead the charge for the winners and international swingman Jairo Delgado (190-85) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. American swingman John Reimold (198-81, college: Bowling Green) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Etzella and Amicale. Basket Esch at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. T71 is looking forward to face Soleuvre (#6) in Belvaux in the next round where they are favorite. Basket Esch will play at home against the league's leader Amicale in Steinsel and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Musel Pikes' (#8) 75-65 road victory against Heffingen. American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 18 rebounds to lead the effort and Laurent Schwartz supported him with 17 points. Even a double-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by Portuguese power forward Helder Carvalho (205-84) did not help to save the game for Heffingen. Heffingen's coach Bill Paterno rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Musel Pikes (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Heffingen still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Sparta and BBC Nitia. Musel Pikes will play against bottom-ranked Sparta (#10) in Bertrange in the next round where they are favorite. Heffingen will play at home against BBC Nitia in Bettembourg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Bereldange between Residence and Soleuvre. Residence (1-1) got a very close home victory over one of their biggest challengers Soleuvre (1-1). Residence managed to escape with a 1-point win 82-81 in the game for the fourth place. The best player for the winners was Marcus Kennedy who scored 31 points and 9 rebounds. Lamonte Ulmer produced 27 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Residence left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Soleuvre. Residence will meet league's second-placed Etzella in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Soleuvre will play against T71 in Dudelange and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Bertrange. It ended with only two-point home defeat of Sparta (0-2) to top-ranked Etzella (2-0) 66-64 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Nelson Delgado orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Etzella's coach Tom Johnson allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Etzella keeps a position of league leader, which they share with T71 and Amicale. Sparta at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Etzella's next round opponent will be Residence (#7) in Bereldange where they are favorite. Sparta will play on the road against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus.
Top-ranked Amicale (2-0) crushed at home bottom-ranked BBC Nitia (0-2) by 42 points 100-58, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. Demetrius Brown scored 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Amicale maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Etzella and T71. Newly promoted BBC Nitia still closes the standings with two games lost. Amicale will face Basket Esch (#4) on the road in the next round. BBC Nitia will play against Heffingen (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



T71 - Basket Esch 89-80

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Basket Esch (1-1) in Dudelange on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by T71 (2-0) 89-80. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Basket Esch won second period 31-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Basket Esch 38-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. International guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) scored 35 points (!!!) to lead the charge for the winners and international swingman Jairo Delgado (190-85) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. American swingman John Reimold (198-81, college: Bowling Green) responded with 26 points and 7 rebounds and international forward Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Basket Esch players scored in double figures. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Etzella and Amicale. Basket Esch at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. T71 is looking forward to face Soleuvre (#6) in Belvaux in the next round where they are favorite. Basket Esch will play at home against the league's leader Amicale in Steinsel and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
T71: T.Schumacher 35+2reb+3ast, J.Delgado 24+8reb+3ast, F.Muller 15+15reb+2ast, D.Stephens 8+8reb+1ast, B.Kieffer 5, C.Bemtgen 2
Basket Esch: J.Reimold 26+7reb+2ast, M.Rajniak 17+5reb+3ast, S.Svitek 13+8reb+1ast, P.Biever 10+1reb, E.Kesseler 7+1reb+1ast, J.Biever 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 140659


Amicale - BBC Nitia 100-58

Top-ranked Amicale (2-0) crushed at home bottom-ranked BBC Nitia (0-2) by 42 points 100-58, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Amicale. BBC Nitia was better in second period 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BBC Nitia to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Amicale forced 20 BBC Nitia turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by BBC Nitia's players. American forward Demetrius Brown (201-83, college: San Jose St.) scored 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and Croatian-Austrian forward Ivan Djerman (203-83) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Five Amicale players scored in double figures. American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds and Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 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. Amicale maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Etzella and T71. Newly promoted BBC Nitia still closes the standings with two games lost. Amicale will face Basket Esch (#4) on the road in the next round. BBC Nitia will play against Heffingen (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Amicale: D.Brown 23+7reb+4ast, A.Laurent 17+6reb, I.Buntic 16+5reb+1ast, E.Jeitz 16+1reb+2ast, I.Djerman 13+7reb+6ast, B.Melcher 5+3reb
BBC Nitia: W.Arre 25+7reb, J.Poznaks 14+11reb+2ast, L.Ruppert 6+1reb+1ast, G.Di Bartolomeo 4+3reb+4ast, T.Kaiser 4+2reb, S.Ribeiro 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 140660


Heffingen - Musel Pikes 65-75

Very significant was Musel Pikes' (#8) 75-65 road victory against bottom-ranked Heffingen. The game was mostly controlled by Musel Pikes. Heffingen was better in second period 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Musel Pikes forced 19 Heffingen turnovers. American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) notched a double-double by scoring 28 points and 18 rebounds to lead the effort and international guard Laurent Schwartz (180-89) supported him with 17 points. Even a double-double of 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by Portuguese power forward Helder Carvalho (205-84) did not help to save the game for Heffingen. American forward William Walker (201-87, college: Bethel (IN), agency: Warren Sports International) added 8 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Heffingen's coach Bill Paterno rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Musel Pikes (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Heffingen still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Sparta and BBC Nitia. Musel Pikes will play against bottom-ranked Sparta (#10) in Bertrange in the next round where they are favorite. Heffingen will play at home against BBC Nitia in Bettembourg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: B.Gary 28+18reb, L.Schwartz 17+1reb+3ast, J.Kox 11+1reb, G.Schmit 9+2reb+2ast, D.Bassirou 8+9reb, J.De Marchi 1+2reb
Heffingen: H.Carvalho 20+12reb+5ast, D.Benseghir 9+5reb, C.Weyrich 9+2reb, W.Walker 8+7reb, C.Schroeder 5+4reb, J.Thesen 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 140656


Sparta - Etzella 64-66

A very interesting game took place in Bertrange. It ended with only two-point home defeat of Sparta (0-2) to top-ranked Etzella (2-0) 66-64 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It looked good early as Sparta took an 16-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Etzella took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 2 points. The former international swingman Nelson Delgado (188-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Etzella players scored in double figures. Etzella's coach Tom Johnson allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Kasey Ulin (184-82, college: Dickinson St.) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tennessee Tech) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sparta. Etzella keeps a position of league leader, which they share with T71 and Amicale. Sparta at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Etzella's next round opponent will be Residence (#7) in Bereldange where they are favorite. Sparta will play on the road against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus.
Top scorers:
Etzella: T.Giver 15+4reb+1ast, C.Raji 15+6reb+1ast, G.Polfer 13+2reb+1ast, N.Delgado 12+5reb+5ast, R.Albaladejo 6+1reb+1ast, E.Bissener 4+1reb
Sparta: K.Ulin 23+5reb+2ast, L.Smith 19+5reb+1ast, J.Hublart 9+2reb+2ast, D.Gindt 8+3reb, P.Arbaut 3+1reb, R.Wolzfeld 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 140657


Residence - Soleuvre 82-81

A very close game took place in Bereldange between Residence and Soleuvre. Ninth ranked Residence (1-1) got a very close home victory over one of their biggest challengers Soleuvre (1-1). Residence managed to escape with a 1-point win 82-81 in the game for the fourth place. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-81. It was a great shooting night for Residence especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) who scored 31 points and 9 rebounds. International swingman Pitt Koster (178-89) chipped in 21 points. American Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Impact Basketball) produced 27 points and 9 rebounds and Belgian power forward Dimitri Jorssen (212-79, college: Utah St.) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Soleuvre players scored in double figures. Residence left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Soleuvre. Residence will meet league's second-placed Etzella in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Soleuvre will play against T71 in Dudelange and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Residence: M.Kennedy 31+9reb, P.Koster 21+4reb+1ast, J.Gumbs 19+5reb+1ast, S.Mangen 6+1reb+3ast, M.Schmit 5+3reb+6ast, K.Moura 0
Soleuvre: L.Ulmer 27+9reb+2ast, M.Weyland 17+3reb+1ast, D.Jorssen 15+10reb+3ast, D.Berthle 12+4reb+2ast, D.Controguerra 10+3reb, C.Weisen 0+1ast
gschID: 140658




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  MEXICO   


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Fuerza Regia 10-2 
 2. Halc.Rojos 9-2 
 3. Toros 9-3 
 4. Barreteros 8-3 
 5. Halc.Xalapa 8-3 
 6. Pioneros 6-5 
 7. Soles 6-6 
 8. Corr.Victoria 5-6 
 9. Huracanes 5-6 
 10. Abejas 5-7 
 11. Lechugueros 3-8 
 12. Panteras 3-8 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 2-9 
 14. Volcanes 0-11 


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  MONTENEGRO   


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. ABS Primorje 0-0 
 2. Danilovgrad 0-0 
 3. Jedinstvo 0-0 
 4. KK Podgorica 0-0 
 5. Lovcen 0-0 
 6. Mogren 0-0 
 7. Mornar Bar 0-0 
 8. Sutjeska 0-0 
 9. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 10. Ulcinj 0-0 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Bonus 0-0 
 2. Buducnost II 0-0 
 3. Centar BP 0-0 
 4. Gorstak 0-0 
 5. Ibar Rozaje 0-0 
 6. KK Cetinje 0-0 
 7. Kotor 0-0 
 8. LIM 0-0 
 9. Ljubovic 0-0 
 10. Novljanin 0-0 
 11. Rudar 0-0 
 12. S.Centar 0-0 
 13. Un.Mediteran 0-0 
 14. Zeta 0-0 


Ceranic returned to Greece - by Darko Pekic
Dragan Ceranic (212-C-76, agency: Beo Basket), the experienced big man, signed a contract in Greece. According to his agent, ex Buducnost and IBON Niksic player agreed a one year deal with the new A1 member, KAOD Drama. He played previously for other Greek teams (Kavala, Kolossos Rhodes, Panelilonios and AEL).

Last season the 35 years old Ceranic played in Poland for Trefl Sopot and averaged 10.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg. He was the member of U22 National Team of Yugoslavia and won the European Championship in 1998.


Jeretin in Red Star Belgrade? - by Darko Pekic
Goran Jeretin (192-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) is close to sign for Red Star Belgrade. He is now with the Lithuanian side L. Rytas on a temporary contract but they will not offer him contract renewal. Red Star and the coach Svetislav Pesic (agency: Interperformances ) are looking for someone to replace Vuk Radivojevic (197-G-83) who got injured and will miss the first part of the season. The season in ABA league started yesterday and coach Pesic doesn't want only one true point guard in the team ( Filip Covic (180-G-89, agency: Interperformances)) while unexperienced Aleksandar Cvetkovic (185-PG-93) is still young to get a significant role in the strong ABA League

Jeretin, who was born and raised in Niksic, is a journeyman. He played in Israel, Turkey, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Germany and Cyprus. This would not be Jeretin's first experience in 'red and white'. He played 3 seasons for Red Star and in 2004 helped them to win the National Cup.


Jovan Bacovic sing for ABS - by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball Club ABS Primorje from Herceg Novi member of MNE1A Erste League and DELFI SMG Basketball announced that ex basketball player of Basketball Club Hercegovac from Bileca Jovan Bacovic (197-F-86) singed one year contract whit Basketball Club ABS Primorje.In same way Basketball Club ABS Primorje announced that club singed contarct whit ex basketball player of Primroje from H.Novi Kosta Papovic , ex basketball player of Mogren Budva Rajko Krivokapic and whit two talent basketball players from Basketball Club AS from Herceg Novi Veslin Kovacevic and Savic.

Danilovgrad lands Koljevic and Kunjic - by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball Club Danilovgrad member of MNE1A Erste League and DELFI SMG Basketball announced that one year contract whith club singed two ex basketball players of Basketball Club Mogren from Budva Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) and Marko Koljevic (191-G-90).Igor Kunjic in last season play 25 games for Basketball Club Mogren from Budva : 15.5 ppg, 0.8aspg,3,8 rpg and Marko Koljevic play 12 games for Basketball Club Mogren from Budva : 12.4 ppg, 3.2rpg, 0.9aspg

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  NAIA   


Marygrove Mustangs Schedule for 2011-12 Released - by Stephan Ditgens
DETROIT, Mich.-men's basketball head coach Dave Sichterman released the 2011-12 men's basketball schedule. The upcoming slate will bring plenty of challenges to a Mustang squad that looks to build off last season's 9-23 record.

The difficult 2011-12 schedule opens up with high profile games against NCAA Division I opponents Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University. The pair of contests will allow for the men's team to gain invaluable exposure throughout the region. After the division I opponents, the Mustangs will return to Detroit for their home opener against Kuyper College on Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30pm. The game will mark the first men's game played in a newly renovated Ford Fieldhouse in Highland Park, Mich.

After the home contest, the Mustangs will begin a series of tough contests against top-notch NAIA and NCAA Division III programs at various tournaments to kick start many team's campaigns. Then, the bar gets raised again when the Mustangs travel to play a trio of NCAA Division II opponents in Grand Valley State University, Saginaw Valley State University, and Wayne State University.

The difficult schedule was put in place over the offseason months to help build on a program that has gained plenty of momentum over the past 18 months. With a bevy of returners from last season's squad, the Mustangs will look to take the program to new heights in 2011 and once again compete in postseason play.

This season, you may follow the Mustangs chase for the postseason by listening to live audio broadcasts of all home games, viewing live stats, or joining THE STABLE to help cheer on the Mustangs in person in the student section.

Want to learn more about THE STABLE? Stay tuned for an exciting announcement in the coming weeks! GO MUSTANGS!

View the 2011-12 schedule at http://www.marygrovemustangs.com/schedule/9/1.php

courtesy of: http://www.marygrovemustangs.com/


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  NBA   


NBA, union can't agree on Monday labor meeting - by Eurobasket News
Representatives of the NBA and the players' association will not meet before Monday, a source briefed on the talks confirmed to SI.com.

With NBA commissioner David Stern setting Monday as a deadline to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement before the league cancels the first two weeks of the regular season, the decision effectively ensures that the NBA will cancel regular-season games for the first time since 1998.

According to the source, talks broke down when the NBA informed union representatives that they would not meet unless the players agreed to a 50-50 split of all basketball-related income.

'We told the union today that we were willing to meet as early as Sunday,' said NBA spokesman Tim Frank. 'We also advised them that we were unwilling to move above the 50-50 split of revenues that was discussed between the parties on Tuesday but that we wanted to meet with them to discuss the many remaining open issues. The union declined.'

CBSSports.com first reported the news of Monday's meeting.

Players were guaranteed 57 percent of BRI under the old agreement and they proposed dropping it to 53 percent in a new deal. The league informally proposed a 50-50 split with players during Tuesday's meeting in New York, but talks ended soon after the NBPA rejected it.

In a letter to all players Wednesday morning, union president Derek Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter wrote that the league's 50-50 proposal was simply unreasonable.

'Reducing our share of BRI by seven points to 50 percent -- a level we have not received since the early 1990s -- is simply not a fair split,' they wrote. 'We refused to back down. As we have done since the beginning, we again indicated a willingness to compromise, and asked the owners to do the same. They refused.'

Players have received at least a 53 percent cut for the last 28 years, and with each BRI percentage point worth nearly $40 million, the sides stand roughly $120 million apart on the issue.

Though Monday's negotiating session with league officials is in dispute, players plan to meet Saturday in Miami, where many of the league's biggest names will compete in a charity game at FIU, as well as Monday in Los Angeles.

Said one NBA veteran: 'This just became an absolute mess.'

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Stefanski in talks to become Raptors GM - by Eurobasket News
Philadelphia 76ers executive Ed Stefanski is engaged in advanced talks with the Toronto Raptors to take over as general manager, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Stefanski would move into the franchises No. 2 basketball executive job under president Bryan Colangelo. Stefanski, who is in the final year of his deal in Philadelphia and has the GM title, knows he probably wont be retained after his contract expires, sources said. Stefanski lost his spot as the Sixers top decision maker a year ago to Rod Thorn, and now the franchise is waiting for the NBA to approve the teams sale to a New York investment group.

The Raptors list has been whittled to Stefanski and former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower, sources said.

As the Oregonian reported on Friday, Stefanski has been targeted again as a candidate in the Portland Trail Blazers GM search. He turned down the job several years ago as a New Jersey Nets executive, and sources said Stefanski hasnt been interested in the Blazers job this time around unless he can report directly to owner Paul Allen.

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports


Report: Trail Blazers restart GM search - by Eurobasket News
The Portland Trail Blazers are hitting the reset button on their search for a general manager.

A league source told the Oregonian that the team has decided against hiring any of the candidates they have interviewed to date and that Blazers president Larry Miller spent Thursday calling them to relay the news they were no longer being considered for the job.

The new plan, according to the Oregonian, is to restart the search and focus on candidates with more experience, including former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower and Philadelphia 76ers GM Ed Stefanski , though Yahoo! Sports on Friday reported that Stefanski was in discussions to take the Raptors' GM job.

'I don't want to get into specific details, but what I will say is that we are expanding our search,' Miller told the newspaper. 'We're going to expand our candidate pool.'

The Blazers fired their previous two general managers in 10-month span.

Courtesy of http://aol.sportingnews.com


Report: Terry Porter to join Rick Adelman's Timberwolves staff - by Eurobasket News
First Trail Blazers assistant Bill Bayno , now former Blazers point guard and Trail Blazers TV sideline reporter Terry Porter will head to Minnesota to join Rick Adelman's staff, according to Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press:

The Minnesota Timberwolves won't be hiring any of new coach Rick Adelman 's assistants until the NBA lockout is resolved. But when it is, former Wolves guard Terry Porter will be among them.

Porter, 48, who coached the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns, played for Adelman for six seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. He also interviewed for the Wolves' head coaching job.

Brian T. Smith of the Salt Lake Tribune is also reporting the news, adding 'Not done deal, though.'

Courtesy of www.oregonlive.com


Bill Walton: NBA season will be saved - by Eurobasket News
Does NBA Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton know something we dont?

After Walton made a speaking appearance Thursday in Costa Mesa, I asked him if he had any thoughts on the continuing NBA lockout that threatens the start of the 2011-12 regular season.

He said he didn't want to comment on it then, hinting anything he said would soon become outdated.

'They're close', he said, grinning widely, as if he knew something he couldnt share about the negotiations between owners and NBA Players Association.

Does that mean he is confident there will be a full season?

'Oh, yeah', Walton said, grinning again. 'They're close.'

Walton was the keynote speaker during Thursdays Orangewood Childrens Foundation Ambassador Luncheon at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Walton was a part-time Sacramento Kings broadcaster last season and said he hopes to work for them again this season. His son, Luke Walton (6'8''-F-80, college: Arizona), plays for the Lakers.

Courtesy of http://lakers.ocregister.com


Zaza Pachulia signs in Turkey, Jianlian Yi back to China - by Eurobasket News
Two more NBA players signed overseas deals yesterday and today. Zaza Pachulia (7'0''-C-84) signed in Turkey and Jianlian Yi (7'0''-C/F-87) returned to China. Both players can use NBA out option after the lockout.
Zaza Pachulia signed for Galatasaray. He was in talks with Besiktas and Charleroi but accepted the offer from Galatasaray at the end. The Georgian centre has been playing in the NBA since 2003. Last season Zaza Pachulia spent with the Atlanta Hawks. He tallied 4.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. The centre also is the member of Georgian National Team. Zaza Pachulia participated at the 2011 EuroBasket. He averaged 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in Lithuania in September. Zaza Pachulia is not new to Turkey. He played for Ulker Istanbul back in 1999-2003 seasons.
Jianlian Yi heads to Guangdong. In 2009-2010 he played for New Jersey Nets (NBA), and in 52 games averaged 12.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 40.5%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 79.8%. In 2010-2011 moved to Washington Wizards (NBA) and after 63 games had 5.6ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 42.5%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 68.1%. Recently he was named Asia-Basket.com All-Asian Championships Best Player -11. At the Asian Championships in Wuhan (China) -11 (Gold) in 9 games he became the fourth top-scorer with 16.6ppg, Reb-4 (10.8rpg), 1.1apg, Blocks-4 (1.4bpg), FGP: 48.1%, FT: 71.4%. The championship game of the 2011 Asian Championship lived up to the highest expectations. The teams came up with a first class drama and the puzzle was solved in the dying seconds. Abuqoura and Rasheim Wright missed their attempts and the hosts ran away with the prize. China triumphed at the tournament and got the direct promotion to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Jianlian Yi posted 25 points and 16 boards, while Liu Wei contributed 13 points in the win.
It is expected that list of the NBA players signing overseas will become even larger.


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  NBLCANADA   


Oshawa Power announces training camp - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power is holding the first training camp in franchise history from Monday October 10, 2011 to Friday October 28, 2011. Training camp will consist of two daily practices, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

Players are being signed daily and Thursday October 13, 2011 will be the first media day of training camp at which time a full training camp roster will be revealed.

' I am really excited that training camp will be finally underway. This league is a first for Canada and it's good to know Canadians will have an opportunity to play in front of their friends, family and fans.', said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday October 10, 2011, the team will start training camp that day from 2pm-4pm at the Premiere Fitness in Oshawa,On.

The rest of the camp will take place at Durham College/UOIT.

The Power will play two intra-squad games during training camp. Connecting with the community is one of the mandates of the Oshawa Power. Despite being a brand new franchise in a new league, the best way to contribute to the Oshawa and surrounding areas is to reach out to the public and connect with the youth in the community.ThePower will beplaying the intra-squad games on Saturday October 15, 2011at 7 p.m. at Pickering High Schoolin Ajax,On. and on Wednesday October 19 at 7 p.m. at G.L. Roberts C.I. in Oshawa,On. Admission to the game is $5 and a non-perishable item. Proceeds will go towardsthe United Wayand non perishable items will be donated to the Feed the Needfood bank.Come out and support the newest local team in your community!

During training camp the Power will travel west on Hwy 401 to play a pre-season game against the London Lightning at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 23, 2011 at the John Labatt Centre. To cap the home-and-home set, the Power will host the Lightning on Thursday October 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the General Motors Centre.

'We will have some quality players in camp and we want to evaluate the talent we have in order to get ready for the regular season. Coach Mark Strickland wants to win right away and the Oshawa Power shares that goal.', added Durrant.

The Oshawa Power will play their first home regular season game of the season on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Upshaw vying for spot with Rainmen - by Eurobasket News
Christian Upshaw (5'10''-G-86) shrugs off any notion he might be lugging extra weight on his shoulders as the only Nova Scotian auditioning for the Halifax Rainmen.

'Its more like fun,' the former St. Francis Xavier X-Men star says with a smile.

'Ive always played in Nova Scotia and its my dream to obviously continue playing here for as long as I can, so I dont feel pressure cause I know that, win or lose, I have my family and all my friends will still be behind me.'

Upshaw was one of 17 players on the court Friday at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax as the National Basketball League of Canada squad opened its weeklong training camp. Hes one of three Canadians vying for a berth on the team, which like others in the new circuit must carry at least two Canucks on its roster.

Better known as T-Bear, the 25-year-old is aiming to become the first Bluenose hoopster since 2007-08 to see regular-season action with the provinces only professional sports team.

The six-foot point guard from Halifax averaged 18.1 points a game with the X-Men last season when he was an Atlantic conference first-team all-star. He completed a dazzling five-year stint at St. F.X. second on the schools all-time scoring list with 1,586 points, a total that ranks ninth-best in AUS history, and was the league MVP in 2009 and 2010.

'Christian Upshaw is a kid that Ive liked since he was a freshman in college,' Rainmen owner/GM Andre Levingston said Friday as he oversaw the teams first workout.

'He can flat-out play basketball. Were excited to have him in camp and I think T-Bears gonna be a good player in our league.'

Two other guards Papa Oppong of Pickering, Ont., and Lucas Goltz of Vancouver are also fighting for the Canadian slots on the team. Oppong, a former Eastern Kentucky Colonel, was Halifaxs second-round choice in the NBL draft. Goltz, a former Queens and Trinity Western player, earned an invitation to camp from Thursday nights open tryout.

'I think my chances are pretty good if I just come out here and work my butt off, you know, leave everything on the court and just do what Im told within my game,' said Upshaw, a St. Patricks High product whose long-range daggers and explosive slashes to the hoop made life miserable for AUS opponents.

He poured in 43 points against the Saint Marys Huskies in March in the AUS quarter-finals in a game in which he had five three-pointers, five assists and five steals. He dropped nine treys on the Cape Breton Capers in a 2008-09 contest and had eight in an outing against Dalhousie the next year.

The Rainmen havent had a Nova Scotian play in a regular-season tilt since Dennie Oliver and Derico Wigginton-Downey suited up for the squads one and only season in the American Basketball Association in 2007-08. Devon Norris of Upper Tantallon spent the 2009-10 season on the practice roster but never saw any game action.

Upshaw is a good friend of Garry Gallimore, the Ottawa native and former X-Man who was one of two Canadians current national team member Jevohn Shepherd was the other to play with Halifax in 09-10.

'I used to watch him practice every now and then,' Upshaw said. 'He used to tell me things I should actually improve on if I wanted to play at this level, so since then Ive just been working hard and trying to get ready for this day.'

The day has now come for Upshaw, who spent the summer training but had moved to Toronto to begin a new job before getting the invite to attend camp.

He admitted the possibility of playing for his hometown team was a pretty big deal.

'It would mean everything. . . . It would just be huge for my community and obviously my family and it would just mean a lot to me. Ive dreamed of playing pro since I was so young and now that I got the opportunity, I mean, (its all) in my hands.'

Courtesy of http://thechronicleherald.ca


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  NCAA1   


Florida's Larson avoids jail time after arrest - by Eurobasket News
Florida forward Cody Larson (6'9''-F) won't serve jail time for his probation violation.

Judge John Schlimgen in Sioux Falls, S.D., gave Larson two additional years of probation Friday and reinstated his 120-day suspended sentence. Larson also must talk to four high school basketball teams in Sioux Falls about his positive and negative experiences as a college athlete.

Larson reached a plea deal last month on a misdemeanor trespass charge stemming from an incident in April when he was charged with trying to break into a car in St. Augustine. In 2010, he received a suspended sentence and probation in South Dakota on a misdemeanor drug charge for allegedly sharing presription medication with a high school teammate.

Florida coach Billy Donovan suspended Larson following his arrest in April.

Courtesy of www.ocala.com


Worthy replaces MJ as UNC honorary captain - by Eurobasket News
North Carolina coach Roy Williams says James Worthy will replace Michael Jordan (6'7''-F-63, college: N.Carolina) as honorary captain when the Tar Heels face Michigan State in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson on Nov. 11.

Williams says Jordan has a personal commitment he can't get out of.

Magic Johnson will serve as honorary captain for the Spartans.

The two honorary captains will participate in a halftime program involving military personnel.

Also Friday, Mike Whalen, director of the Morale Entertainment Foundation, said title sponsor Quicken Loans has made a $111,111 donation to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society in honor of the game's date, 11-11-11.

Courtesy of www.signonsandiego.com


Globetrotters sign Illinois slam dunk champ - by Eurobasket News
An Illinois college student who won the national slam-dunking championship has been signed by the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/poeM96 ) that Jacob Tucker was welcomed to the team Friday with an appearance on NBC's 'Today Show.'

The team drafted Tucker in June and evaluated him over the summer.

Tucker says joining the Globetrotters is 'an unbelievable honor.'

The 5-foot-10 player won the dunking half of the College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships at the Final Four in March. He was invited after a YouTube video of his dunking skills became an Internet hit.

Tucker was a basketball standout at Illinois College in Jacksonville and Carlyle High School in southern Illinois.

His new Globetrotters nickname is 'Hops.' He's one of 10 players joining the team this year.

Courtesy of www.sfgate.com


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  NEW ZEALAND   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jack LEASURE
  Taranaki.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Leasure, Taranaki.22.9 
 2. Campbell, Taranaki.19.5 
 3. Webster, Wellingt.19.4 
 4. Abercrombie, Waika.19.0 
 5. Pace, Bay Hawks19.0 
 6. Polyblank, Southla.19.0 
 7. Jones, Nelson G.19.0 
 8. Hudson, Manawatu.18.8 
 9. Bradshaw, OceanaG.18.7 
 10. Dora, Nelson G.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waika.
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Pledger, Waika.11.7 
 2. Horvath, Manawatu.11.6 
 3. Campbell, Taranaki.10.6 
 4. Vukona, Nelson G.10.5 
 5. Allred, OceanaGo.10.1 
 6. Johnson, Wellingt.8.7 
 7. Bradshaw, OceanaG.8.7 
 8. Boucher, Auckland.8.3 
 9. Grizzard, Nelson G.8.2 
 10. Young, Bay Hawks7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Waikato P.
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Crowe, Waikato P.6.7 
 2. Tait, Wellington S.6.6 
 3. Dickel, Southland6.2 
 4. Hagan, Manawatu J.4.6 
 5. Kench, Manawatu J.4.4 
 6. Boucher, Auckland.4.1 
 7. Martin, Auckland.3.5 
 8. Smith, Waikato P.3.5 
 9. Grizzard, Nelson G.3.4 
 10. Leasure, Taranaki.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Waikato P.
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Crowe, Waikato P.3.2 
 2. Boucher, Auckland.2.8 
 3. Smith, Waikato P.2.6 
 4. Hagan, Manawatu J.2.5 
 5. Dickel, Southland2.2 
 6. Kench, Manawatu J.2.0 
 7. Rose, Southland S.1.8 
 8. Leasure, Taranaki.1.6 
 9. Allen, Waikato P.1.5 
 10. Trueman, Manawat.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waika.
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pledger, Waika.2.5 
 2. Allred, OceanaGo.1.4 
 3. Iti, Southland S.1.2 
 4. Brown, Auckland P.1.0 
 5. Abercrombie, Waika.0.9 
 6. Adams, Wellington0.9 
 7. Anthony, Waika.0.9 
 8. Campbell, Taranaki.0.9 
 9. Johnson, Wellingt.0.9 
 10. Vukona, Nelson G.0.9 


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  NORWAY   


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Kristiansand 2-0 
 2. STIF Whalers 2-1 
 3. Miners 1-0 
 4. Persbraaten 1-0 
 5. Fyllingen BBK 0-1 
 6. Hop 0-1 
 7. NTNUI 0-1 
 8. OSI 0-1 
 9. Varden 0-1 


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


Div1 Stats Leader
Points Per Game
 Vallo ALLINGU
  Tartu U.
  (206-C-78)
  Avg: 21
 1. Allingu, Tartu U.21.0 
 2. Skele, Kalev/Cramo16.0 
 3. Kadziulis, Rudupis15.0 
 4. Peciukas, Kedainiai15.0 
 5. Amis, Tartu Ulikool15.0 
 6. Blaus, Ventspils14.0 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventsp.13.0 
 8. Lowe, Kedainiai13.0 
 9. Salenga, Rudupis13.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. McClure, Kedainiai11.0 
 2. Vitas, Liepaja9.0 
 3. Barnes, Kedainiai9.0 
 4. Beliavicius, Kedai.9.0 
 5. Berzins, Ventspils8.0 
 6. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.8.0 
 7. Allingu, Tartu U.7.0 
 8. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.0 
 9. Peciukas, Kedainiai7.0 
 10. Orelikas, Rudupis7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aidas VISKONTAS
  Rudupis
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Viskontas, Rudupis5.0 
 2. Lowe, Kedainiai5.0 
 3. Doronin, Tartu U.4.0 
 4. Mayo, Liepaja4.0 
 5. Peciukas, Kedainiai3.0 
 6. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 7. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.3.0 
 8. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.3.0 
 9. Berzins, Ventspils3.0 
 10. Saage, Tartu Ulik.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 2. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 3. Peciukas, Kedainiai3.0 
 4. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 5. Blaus, Ventspils3.0 
 6. Cizauskas, Baltai2.5 
 7. Salenga, Rudupis2.0 
 8. Laksa, Ventspils2.0 
 9. Timma, Liepaja2.0 
 10. Janavicius, Balta.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ULYANKO
  Kalev/Cr.
  (204-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 2. Barnes, Kedainiai2.0 
 3. McClure, Kedainiai2.0 
 4. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 5. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventsp.1.0 
 7. Timma, Liepaja1.0 
 8. Doronin, Tartu U.1.0 
 9. Vitas, Liepaja1.0 
 10. Allingu, Tartu U.1.0 


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  PANAMA   


Jose Lloreda signs in Argentina - by Eurobasket News
Jose Lloreda (201-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: LSU) will continue his career in Argentina. The Panamanian NT member penned a deal with Olimpico LB for rest of the season. Lloreda heads to Argentina from Puerto Rico, where he played for the BSN team San German. He shined there with 14.9 ppg, 10 rpg and 1.9 apg for 32 games. Jose Lloreda spent 2010/11 season in Mexico. He was a member of Halcones Rojos and paced them to LNBP Quarterfinals. For 33 games in the league Lloreda had 15.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 2 apg. He exploded in Liga Americas with 19.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.2 apg for 9 games. Jose Lloreda also has experience from Spain, Italy, Russia, Turkey etc. He is active member of the Panamanian NT since 2000.

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TNT too much for Meralco - by Eurobasket News
Two years after playing one game with Burger King as the top draft pick, Japeth Aguilar (208-C-85, college: W.Kentucky) returned in the pro league with aplomb, making a huge impact in Talk n Texts rousing debut in the 37th PBA season at the Ynares Sports Center here Friday night.

Aguilar literally and figuratively towered above anybody else in his PBA comeback, pouring in 27 points to lead the Tropang Texters to a 98-80 rout of the Meralco Bolts.

Talk n Text coach Chot Reyes was hardly surprised of Aguilar's overpowering performance, saying he knows that the 6-foot-9 behemoth can play that well.

No other Filipino player has that height and his talent, said Reyes.

On whether hes only suited in the PBA but not in FIBA Asia, Reyes stressed his belief that Aguilar can play anywhere. Reyes also said its the job of the coach to harness the players talent.

The Talk n Text mentor, however, does believe that Aguilar fits their style of play.

We love to run up and down, and Japeth loves to run up and down. If he can pick his spots and understand how the opponents play, hell really perform well, said Reyes of their prized acquisition.

Used sparingly by coach Rajko Toroman at Smart Gilas, Aguilar appeared to be a man on mission in his first game with the Texters.

The Texters put the game away from the Bolts early with Aguilar outscoring the entire Meralco team, 14-6, in the second quarter.

Aguilar intercepted a pass by Gabby Espinas (193-F-82) and slammed it home off Jason Ballesteros (198-C-85) to highlight Talk n Texts second-quarter onslaught that gave the Texters a 47-28 bulge at the turn.

The former Western Kentucky U player piled up 19 points in the first half and added eight more in the second half for the biggest output by anybody in the season thus far.

It would be remembered that he made only 10 in his PBA debut with Burger King in 2009.

Jason Castro (173-G-86), Jared Dillinger (191-G/F-84, college: Hawaii) and Harvey Carey added at least 11 each as the Texters covered well the absence of top stalwarts Kelly Williams, Jimmy Alapag and Ranidel de Ocampo.

The Bolts got off-balanced on the early ouster of Macmac Cardona on a sprained ankle, and the team failed to recover.

Hard-nosed guard Sol Mercado was in civvies, still recuperating from his injury.

The two teams actually fought on even terms in the first quarter but the Bolts couldnt keep up as the Texters stepped up in the second period.

The Bolts scored only a single field-goal shot in their dry spell in the second quarter.

There was no stopping the Texters after taking that 19-point halftime cushion. (SB)



The scores:

Talk n Text 98 - Aguilar 27, Castro 14, Dillinger 11, Carey 11, Aban 8, Raymundo 6, Reyes 6,
Fonacier 6, Peek 4, Waters 2, Membrere 2, Alvarez 1, Lao 0.

Meralco 80 - Espinas 20, Lanete 13, Timberlake 10, Yee 9, Omolon 8, Taulava 8, Bulawan 5, Macapagal
4, Cardona 2, Ballesteros 1, Faundo 0, Borboran 0, Isip 0.

Quarters: 22-22, 47-28, 75-52, 98-80

Courtesy of www.pba.ph




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


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  POLAND   


2Liga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Novum Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 42
 1. Celej, Novum Lublin42.0 
 2. Miernik, UMKS K.30.0 
 3. Peciak, MKS L.29.5 
 4. Ejsmont, GKK G.25.0 
 5. Pawlowski, Zuraw G.23.0 
 6. Zyskowski, WKK O.22.5 
 7. Schenk, Trefl I.22.0 
 8. Karolak, Novum Lub.22.0 
 9. Kasperzec, UKS S.21.0 
 10. Lepczynski, Pogo.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin WILK
  Zuraw Gniewno
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 14
 1. Wilk, Zuraw Gniewno14.0 
 2. Niedzwiedzki, WKK13.5 
 3. Mis, Handlopex AZS13.0 
 4. Dziura, Staco M.13.0 
 5. Zabielski, Tur B.12.0 
 6. Pisarczyk, Rosa I.12.0 
 7. Kwandrans, MKS L.11.5 
 8. Kucharek, AZS I.11.0 
 9. Szyttenholm, Astor.11.0 
 10. Maj, Rosa II Rad.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jan GRZELINSKI
  WKK O.
  (179-PG-94)
  Avg: 10
 1. Grzelinski, WKK O.10.0 
 2. Zych, Unia Tarnow8.0 
 3. Stoklosa, Open F.7.5 
 4. Plebanek, KK Sw.7.0 
 5. Wolk-J., Mickiewicz6.5 
 6. Paszkiewicz, PWiK6.0 
 7. Chojnacki, AZS U.5.5 
 8. Uriasz, Unia T.5.5 
 9. Matczak, BM Wegie.5.5 
 10. Lipinski, Nysa K.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrzej PASZKIEWICZ
  PWiK P.
  (180-G-79)
  Avg: 9
 1. Paszkiewicz, PWiK9.0 
 2. Chojecki, Zyrardow.6.0 
 3. Majchrzak, Staco M.5.0 
 4. Madziar, Open F.5.0 
 5. Stankala, GTK G.5.0 
 6. Jarosz, MKS S.5.0 
 7. Zubik, Nysa Klodz.4.5 
 8. Adamczyk, Pulaski4.5 
 9. Stoklosa, Open F.4.5 
 10. Szewczyk, AZS A.4.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomasz MILEWSKI
  AZS A.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Milewski, AZS A.4.0 
 2. Olejnik, BM Wegie.3.0 
 3. Niedzwiedzki, WKK2.5 
 4. Wilk, Zuraw Gniewno2.0 
 5. Kucia, Pogon P.2.0 
 6. Zweglinski, Rosa I.2.0 
 7. Malinowski, KK Sw.2.0 
 8. Dolinski, Handlope.2.0 
 9. Salamon, AZS A.1.5 
 10. Czech, Open F.1.5 


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nicole LOUDEN
  USA
  (172-G-83)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Louden, JAM18.8 
 2. Novion, CHI18.8 
 3. Gomez, MEX18.5 
 4. Gidden, JAM18.3 
 5. De Souza, BRA16.2 
 6. Valentin, PUR14.8 
 7. Valek, COL14.5 
 8. Sanchez, ARG14.3 
 9. Gelis, CUB12.0 
 10. Silva, MEX12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vanessa GIDDEN
  JAM
  (193-C/F-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Gidden, JAM8.3 
 2. Gomez, MEX8.3 
 3. Castro, MEX8.0 
 4. De Souza, BRA8.0 
 5. Cepeda, CUB7.8 
 6. Edwards, JAM6.8 
 7. Noblet, CUB6.5 
 8. Novion, CHI6.3 
 9. Sanchez, ARG6.2 
 10. Sepulveda, PUR6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Erika VALEK
  COL
  (168-G-82)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Valek, COL5.8 
 2. Moises Pinto, BRA5.2 
 3. Thorburn, CAN3.3 
 4. Gelis, CUB3.0 
 5. Cortijo, PUR3.0 
 6. Novion, CHI2.8 
 7. Ramirez, MEX2.8 
 8. Gabriele, CAN2.7 
 9. Silva, MEX2.3 
 10. Ghiringhelli, PAR2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Erika VALEK
  COL
  (168-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Valek, COL2.3 
 2. De Oliveira, BRA2.0 
 3. Caraves, PAR2.0 
 4. Cortijo, PUR1.8 
 5. Pilypaitis, CAN1.8 
 6. Diaz, COL1.8 
 7. Silva, MEX1.8 
 8. Casanova, CUB1.7 
 9. Pavon, ARG1.7 
 10. Moises Pinto, BRA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Miranda AYIM
  CAN
  (191-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ayim, CAN1.2 
 2. Vargas-S., PUR1.0 
 3. Mosquera, COL1.0 
 4. Placido, PUR0.8 
 5. De Souza, BRA0.8 
 6. Torres, COL0.8 
 7. Dantas, BRA0.7 
 8. Garcia, PUR0.7 
 9. Burani, ARG0.7 
 10. Fernandez, PAR0.7 


Zastal ZG add Uros Mirkovic and Marcin Sroka - by Eurobasket News
Zastal ZG add Uros Mirkovic (205-F/C-82, agency: BeoExcell) and Marcin Sroka (200-F-81, agency: Promotex) as the players debuted for the team in 2011/2012 season. Uros Mirkovic started last season with Crvena Zvezda. He had 6.2 ppg and 4.6 rpg for them in five Adriatic league games, after what he moved to Polpharma. There Mirkovic added 9.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 1 apg for 21 games in PLK. He helped Polpharma to win the Polish Cup this year. Uros Mirkovic played for the same club also in 2009/10. He had 8 ppg and 4.7 rpg for 33 games that season. Mirkovic spent several years with Masinac in the past. He also played for Vojvodina and Swisslion Takovo.
Marcin Sroka played for Halychyna. The 29-year-old forward had recently terminated his contract with AZS Koszalin and moved to Ukraine. Marcin Sroka tallied 9.4 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in PLK. Previously Marcin Sroka played for Pogon Slaska, Unia Tarnow, Stal Ostrow, Anwil, Polpak and Energa Czarni.



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  PORTUGAL   


Deantre Jefferson joins Barreirense - by Eurobasket News
Deantre Jefferson (203-F-88, college: Chattanooga) will start his pro career in Portugal. The forward has agreed on terms of contract with Barreirense. Deantre Jefferson graduated from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga this year. He tallied 8.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game in senior season.


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  ROMANIA   


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


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  RUSSIA   


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


Spartak-Primorye shock Unics - by Eurobasket News
Spartak-Primorye shock Unics to open their 2011/2012 season. They used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kazan 80:73 on Friday night. Unics Kazan trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 21-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-80 at the end of the game. Spartak-Prim. forced 19 Unics Kazan turnovers. Torey Thomas (180-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. U.S. Virgin Isl. Cuthbert Victor chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Vladimir Veremeenko (208-F-84) produced 9 points and 9 rebounds and Henry Domercant (192-G-80, college: E.Illinois) added 13 points respectively for lost side.
Khimky overcame Krasnie Krilya 85:79. Khimky led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Chris Quinn (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Croatian forward Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Jarvis Hayes (201-G/F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Georgia) produced 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward DeJuan Blair (201-F-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 14 points respectively for lost side.



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  SCOTLAND   


Standings
National League Standings
 1. Edinburgh K. 4-0 
 2. St.Mirren 2-0 
 3. Troon Tornadoes 2-0 
 4. C.Eriksson F. 2-1 
 5. Stirling Knights 2-2 
 6. Glasgow Univ. 1-1 
 7. Glasgow Storm 1-2 
 8. Glasgow R. II 0-2 
 9. Boroughmuir 0-3 
 10. Dunfermline 0-3 


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  SERBIA   


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Brankica HADZOVIC
  DKSK
  (175-G-81)
  Avg: 19
 1. Hadzovic, DKSK19.0 
 2. Czukor, ZTE18.0 
 3. Szelesy, ZTE17.0 
 4. Vida, Nanette FTC16.5 
 5. Rasheed, SE.16.5 
 6. Skoric, DKSK16.5 
 7. Bozoki, Bajai NKK15.0 
 8. Cymmer, Cegledi15.0 
 9. Kovacs, Nanette F.15.0 
 10. Simon, SE.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nora BUJDOSI
  SE.
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bujdosi, SE.12.5 
 2. Krnjic, UNIQA E.11.3 
 3. Farkasinszki, DKSK10.5 
 4. Horvath, EL.9.5 
 5. Zsovar, ZTE8.0 
 6. Turoczi, Nanette8.0 
 7. Krivacevic, UNIQA7.7 
 8. Bozoki, Bajai NKK7.5 
 9. Teilane, Vasas7.0 
 10. Cymmer, Cegledi7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Hajnalka SZLIMAK
  Nanette .
  (182-F-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. Szlimak, Nanette7.0 
 2. Ciglar, SE.7.0 
 3. Torok, Pecs 20106.0 
 4. Englert, Nanette5.0 
 5. Zsovar, ZTE5.0 
 6. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.3.0 
 7. Szalay, ZTE3.0 
 8. Sarok, Pecs 20103.0 
 9. Medgyessy, Atome.3.0 
 10. Scekic, Bajai NKK3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lilla HORVATH
  Pecs 2010
  (182-F-90)
  Avg: 6
 1. Horvath, Pecs 20106.0 
 2. Scekic, Bajai NKK5.5 
 3. Szepsi, Bajai NKK5.0 
 4. Szalay, ZTE5.0 
 5. Ciglar, SE.4.5 
 6. Csicsai, EL.4.5 
 7. Theodoran, Bajai N.4.0 
 8. Szabo, UNIQA E.4.0 
 9. Rujak, Nanette FTC4.0 
 10. Varga, ZTE4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anita TEILANE
  Vasas
  (196-C-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Teilane, Vasas5.0 
 2. Cvetanovic, Atome.3.0 
 3. Zavecz, UNIQA E.1.7 
 4. Bagi, BSE-.1.5 
 5. Czukor, ZTE1.0 
 6. Murphy, Pecs 20101.0 
 7. Bujdosi, SE.1.0 
 8. Quigley, Pecs 20101.0 
 9. Gorjanacz, Bajai N.1.0 
 10. Reiner, DKSK1.0 


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  SLOVAKIA   


Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Nitra 2-0 
 2. Nova Ves 2-0 
 3. Prievidza 2-0 
 4. Komarno 1-0 
 5. Svit 1-1 
 6. Vahostav-Zilina 0-1 
 7. B.Bystrica 0-2 
 8. Handlova 0-2 
 9. Levice 0-2 


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  SLOVENIA   


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Bostjan SIVKA
  Konjice
  (200-F/C-76)
  Avg: 27
 1. Sivka, Konjice27.0 
 2. Cipot, Jance Prit27.0 
 3. Moro, Splosna23.0 
 4. Klepo, Postojna21.0 
 5. Jereb, Konjice21.0 
 6. Horvat, Radenska20.0 
 7. Dzombic, Hrastnik20.0 
 8. Verginella, Branik20.0 
 9. Spesic, Radenska19.0 
 10. Vojicic, Trigla.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Igor SPESIC
  Radenska
  (204-F/C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Spesic, Radenska11.0 
 2. Tusek, Hrastnik10.0 
 3. Jereb, Konjice10.0 
 4. Klepo, Postojna9.0 
 5. Djurkovic, Splosn.8.0 
 6. Pavlin, Trigla.7.0 
 7. Kavgic, Splosna7.0 
 8. Mlakar, Jance Prit7.0 
 9. Hren, Litija6.0 
 10. Novak, Radenska6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gasper OVNIK
  Hrastnik
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Ovnik, Hrastnik9.0 
 2. Mlakar, Jance Prit8.0 
 3. Jereb, Konjice7.0 
 4. Perko, Splosna6.0 
 5. Jersin, Trigla.5.0 
 6. Pticak, Jance Prit4.0 
 7. Buncic, Medvode4.0 
 8. Macek, Terme Olimia4.0 
 9. Brolih, Branik4.0 
 10. Kristo, Sencur CP4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Igor SPESIC
  Radenska
  (204-F/C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Spesic, Radenska3.0 
 2. Dolinar, Medvode3.0 
 3. Pusic, Sencur CP3.0 
 4. Dronjak, Jance Prit3.0 
 5. Brolih, Branik3.0 
 6. Mahkovic, Trigla.3.0 
 7. Muha, Postojna3.0 
 8. Cipot, Jance Prit3.0 
 9. Vojicic, Trigla.3.0 
 10. Djurkovic, Splosn.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jereb, Konjice2.0 
 2. Klepo, Postojna1.0 
 3. Djurkovic, Splosn.1.0 
 4. Skornik, Konjice1.0 
 5. Muha, Postojna1.0 
 6. Jersin, Trigla.1.0 
 7. Ovnik, Hrastnik1.0 
 8. Peterca, Jance Prit1.0 
 9. Kavas, Jance Prit1.0 
 10. Remus, Branik1.0 


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


Matej Krusic signs in Greece - by Eurobasket News
Matej Krusic (211-C-87) will continue his career in Greece. The Slovenian big guy penned a one-year deal with Aris Thessaloniki. Krusic spent last season with Slovenian team Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana. For 29 games in Telemach league he had 11.3 ppg and 6.8 rpg. Krusic played for Slovan also in the second half of the 2009/10 season. Before that, he played for Helios Domzale two and a half year. Matej Krusic also was a member of Sentjur in the past. He was named Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Domestic Players Team -11. Krusic was also awarded with Eurobasket.com All-Slovenian League 2nd Team -11. In 2009 and 2010 he played for the Slovenian National Team.

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  SPAIN   


La Palma gets Oscar Alvarado on loan again - by Eurobasket News
Oscar Alvarado (184-PG-91) will play one more season for La Palma. The Spanish point guard re-joined the club on loan once again. He will also be used by Gran Canaria from time to time. Alvarado appeared 31 times for La Palma last season averaging 3.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists. He added 2.5 ppg and 1.8 apg for six games with Granca. The PG played for Granca youth selections as a teenager. Oscar Alvarado was a member of the Spanish U18 National Team two years ago. He had 2.8 ppg and 1.3 apg at the European Championships U18 in Metz. In 2007, he helped U16 Spain to win the Gold in Rethimno. It was a U16 EuroBasket, where Alvarado had 3.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 1.9 apg for 8 games.

Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Lleida 3-0 
 2. Girona 2-0 
 3. Tenerife 2-1 
 4. Caceres 2-1 
 5. Burgos 2-1 
 6. Mallorca 2-1 
 7. La Palma 2-1 
 8. Breogan 2-1 
 9. Melilla 2-1 
 10. Clavijo 2-1 
 11. Granada 1-1 
 12. CB Tarragona 1-2 
 13. Menorca 1-2 
 14. Navarra 1-2 
 15. Palencia 1-2 
 16. Clinicas Rincon 0-3 
 17. Huesca 0-3 
 18. Leon 0-3 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Barca Regal II 1-0 
 2. Coruna 1-0 
 3. Las Rozas 1-0 
 4. Tenerife 1-0 
 5. Andorra 0-0 
 6. Aurteneche M. 0-0 
 7. Lan Mobel ISB 0-0 
 8. Ourense 0-0 
 9. Prat Juventud 0-0 
 10. Avila 0-1 
 11. Gandia Basquet 0-1 
 12. Oviedo CB 0-1 
 13. Plasencia 0-1 


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  SWEDEN   


Stats Leaders - BasketEttan
Points Per Game
 John FITZGERALD
  Malbas
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 24
 1. Fitzgerald, Malbas24.0 
 2. Bergstrom, Black.23.5 
 3. Johansson, Orongo23.0 
 4. Banks, Taby23.0 
 5. Andersson, Eagles22.0 
 6. Bankhead Ba., Ho.21.5 
 7. Merzoug, Eagles20.5 
 8. Perisic, Eagles20.0 
 9. Vukovic, Helsingbo.19.5 
 10. Nordin, Taby19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todorce PETKOVSKI
  Srbija
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 14
 1. Petkovski, Srbija14.0 
 2. Ali Hussein, LF Fu.14.0 
 3. Flink, Helsingborg12.0 
 4. Vukovic, Helsingbo.12.0 
 5. Hartmann, Akropol11.5 
 6. Johansson, Hogsbo10.5 
 7. Robinson, Brahe B.10.5 
 8. Bergstrom, Black.10.5 
 9. Eliassson, Solna B.10.0 
 10. Femic, Eagles9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Farzad NOURI
  Blackeberg
  (179-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Nouri, Blackeberg9.0 
 2. Haag, Eagles8.0 
 3. Banks, Taby7.5 
 4. Cedermarker, Srb.7.0 
 5. Wazzi, Nassjo7.0 
 6. Fitzgerald, Malbas7.0 
 7. Ghebremeskel, Eag.6.5 
 8. Merzoug, Eagles6.5 
 9. Svedas, Srbija6.0 
 10. Perisic, Eagles5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Karim WAZZI
  Nassjo
  (173-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Wazzi, Nassjo6.5 
 2. Fitzgerald, Malbas4.0 
 3. Turner, BG Lulea4.0 
 4. Karovic, Eos3.5 
 5. Panghulan, Black.3.5 
 6. Dawit, Fryshuset3.5 
 7. Svensson, Solna B.3.5 
 8. Hultman-Boye, Hag.3.5 
 9. Nordin, Taby3.5 
 10. Strazdauskas, Ho.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joseph TAYLOR
  Eagles
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Taylor, Eagles4.5 
 2. Nilsson, Orongo2.0 
 3. Johansson, Solna2.0 
 4. Robinson, Brahe B.2.0 
 5. Bergstrom, Black.2.0 
 6. Hartmann, Akropol2.0 
 7. Ali Hussein, LF Fu.2.0 
 8. Fitzgerald, Malbas1.5 
 9. Nordin, Taby1.5 
 10. Femic, Eagles1.5 


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


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Blackeberg 3-0 
 2. Eagles 3-0 
 3. Akropol 2-0 
 4. LF Future 2-0 
 5. Taby 2-0 
 6. Haga Haninge 1-1 
 7. Eskilstuna 1-2 
 8. Orongo 1-2 
 9. Jarva Devils 0-2 
 10. Uppsala KFUM 0-2 
 11. BG Lulea 0-3 
 12. Talje 0-3 
South
 1. Brahe Basket 2-0 
 2. Malbas 2-0 
 3. Nassjo 2-0 
 4. Solna Branten 2-0 
 5. Srbija 2-0 
 6. Helsingborg 1-1 
 7. Hoganas 1-1 
 8. Eos 0-2 
 9. Fryshuset 0-2 
 10. Hogsbo 0-2 
 11. Norrkoping BK 0-2 
 12. Sanda 0-2 


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Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Michael EFEVBERHA
  Lugano T.
  (199-G-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. Efevberha, Lugano30.0 
 2. Yates, Fribourg29.0 
 3. Abukar, Lugano T.22.0 
 4. Kazadi, Fribourg20.0 
 5. Boylan, Monthey20.0 
 6. Ramseier, SAV V.19.0 
 7. Calasan, Boncourt19.0 
 8. Thomas, BBC Nyon18.0 
 9. Schneiderman, SAV18.0 
 10. Mladjan, Lugano T.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan RICHARDS
  Lugano T.
  (212-C/F-91)
  Avg: 17
 1. Richards, Lugano T.17.0 
 2. Molteni, SAM M.12.0 
 3. Calasan, Boncourt11.0 
 4. Allen, Boncourt10.0 
 5. Knutson, BBC Nyon9.0 
 6. Yates, Fribourg8.0 
 7. Abukar, Lugano T.8.0 
 8. Thomas, BBC Nyon8.0 
 9. Pape, SAV Vacallo8.0 
 10. Polyblank, Fribou.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JENKINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jenkins, Starwings7.0 
 2. Smith, Monthey7.0 
 3. Draughan, Lugano6.0 
 4. Esterkamp, Fribo.5.0 
 5. Allen, Boncourt5.0 
 6. Petkovic, Starw.5.0 
 7. Burrows, Starwings4.0 
 8. Zivkovic, BBC Nyon4.0 
 9. Thomas, BBC Nyon4.0 
 10. Efevberha, Lugan.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Terry SMITH
  Monthey
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Smith, Monthey7.0 
 2. Sloan, SAV Vacallo6.0 
 3. Jones, SAM M.5.0 
 4. Gibson, SAV Vacallo4.0 
 5. Boylan, Monthey4.0 
 6. Petkovic, Starw.4.0 
 7. Mladjan, Lugano T.3.0 
 8. Salomone, Boncourt3.0 
 9. Efevberha, Lugano3.0 
 10. Schneiderman, SAV3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonathan DUBAS
  Monthey
  (201-F/C-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dubas, Monthey3.0 
 2. Yates, Fribourg3.0 
 3. Salaam, Monthey2.0 
 4. Thomas, BBC Nyon2.0 
 5. Matter, Starwings2.0 
 6. Mladjan, Lugano T.2.0 
 7. Jenkins, Starwings1.0 
 8. Molteni, SAM M.1.0 
 9. N''Diaye, Boncourt1.0 
 10. Efevberha, Lugan.1.0 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Vevey 2-0 
 2. BC AKA 1-0 
 3. Bern 1-0 
 4. Meyrin Geneve 1-0 
 5. Neuchatel 1-0 
 6. Nyon U23 1-0 
 7. Villars 1-1 
 8. Acad.Fribourg 0-1 
 9. Bernex 0-1 
 10. Blonay Basket 0-1 
 11. DDV Lugano 0-1 
 12. Pully 0-1 
 13. Swiss Central 0-1 
 14. Zurich Wildcats 0-1 


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  TURKEY   


Rivals play for Presidential Cup - by Ugur Turker
Basketball Presidential Cup 2011 - League Holder Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul will face with Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul in Presidential Cup, Kayseri. Turkish Basketball Federation announced that Basketball Presidential Cup 2011 will be played 12th,September in Kayseri Kadir Has Sports Center. Fenerbahe Ulker and Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul also played last year in Turkish Cup Final Kayseri and Fenerbahe Ulker had won the title by defeating Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul 77 - 70. Both Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul and Fenerbahe aim to reach THY Euroleague Final - Four which will be played in Sinan Erdem Sport Center,Istanbul.

Galatasaray continues winning series - by Ugur Turker
Galatasaray Cafecrown Istanbul which will participate in Euroleauge after succesfull Qualifications matches in Vilnus, Liethuania continues their winning series. They defeated 89-67 Antalya BB in Turkish Cup Gruop D. Joshua Shipp (196-G/F-86, college: UCLA) was the most scorer of the match with 16 points. Preston Schumpert ( Forward - 1979 - Syracuse ) who will play this year as home-grown player helped Galatasaray with 13 points. The most spectacular transfer of Galatasaray Jaka Lakovic (186-G-78) had 7 pts, 5 ast, 2 reb. In Antalya BB, Ex - Galatasarayplayer Melih Mahmutoglu's (Guard - 1990 - Turkey ) 20 points were not enough for victory. Turkish Cup Group D will continue on Friday wtih Galatasaray - Erdemir and Antalya BB - Bandirma Kirmizi matches.

TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Gutierrez, Obras20.0 
 2. OBannon, Boca Jrs19.5 
 3. Meyinsse, Wuber-.19.0 
 4. Villegas, Sionista19.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Penarol18.0 
 6. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.0 
 7. Mikulas, La Union15.5 
 8. Funes, GECR I.14.8 
 9. Lo Grippo, Quimsa14.8 
 10. McGowan, GECR I.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Garces, Atenas12.3 
 2. Mikulas, La Union11.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.2 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.9.0 
 5. McGowan, GECR I.8.3 
 6. Amicucci, Olimpico.8.3 
 7. Johnsen, Quilm.8.0 
 8. Sandes, Sionista8.0 
 9. Morris, Quilmes MP7.8 
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