EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/1/2011

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  ABA   


Aces announce two new players - by Gianni Pascucci
Todd Triplett, Owner and GM of the Las Vegas Aces, has just communicated to Usbasket.com the agreement with professional players Carl Mitchell (6'9''-F-79, college: N.Kentucky) and Maurice Riddick (6'2''-G-79, college: Bethune-Cookman). Mitchell is a good inside operator, Riddick a flat out scorer. Aces ownership group was very pleased the we can pick up this caliber of players this late.

ABA announces pre-season Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association has just announced its Pre-Season Power Rankings. 'Definitely not easy to do,' stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'We have some strong teams returning as well as some very good new teams and there are only 24 positions in the Power Rankings. With the season opening next week, there should be a lot of movement.'

1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Los Angeles SLAM
3. Colorado Kings
4. Chicago Steam
5. Jersey Express
6. Texas FUEL
7. Bay Area Matrix
8. East Bay Pit Bulls
9. Arizona Scorpions
10. Nashville SOUL
11. San Francisco Rumble
12. San Diego Sol
13. Dallas Impact
14. Atlanta Aliens
15. Sacramento Heatwave
16. Seattle Mountaineers
17. Gulf Coast Flash
18. West Texas Whirlwind
19. Connecticut Top Ballerz
20. South Carolina Warriors
21. Little Rock Lightning
22. Michiana Monarchs
23. North Dallas Vandals
24. San Diego SURF

'We do have some good opening games next weekend,' added Newman, 'including the Milwaukee Blast vs the Chicago Steam and the San Diego Sol vs the Arizona Scorpions. It should be interesting.' For more information, visit www.abalive.com


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  ACPBL   


The Bay Area Shuckers enter their inaugural season in the ACPBL - by Mike Lee
When basketball hotbeds are discussed, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago seem to be the first cities that come to mind. Often overlooked in that discussion is the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Located in central Maryland, where the Patapsco River empties into the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore has a basketball history as rich as the history of the city itself.

The Baltimore Bullets franchise existed in the American Basketball League from 1944 - 1947, the Basketball Association of America from 1947 - 1949, and the National Basketball Association from 1949 - 1955. The team made two playoff appearances in the BAA, winning one championship and also made one playoff appearance in the NBA before folding in 1955. Baltimore also experienced professional basketball briefly in 1975 as the Baltimore Claws played in the American Basketball Association before the team was terminated.

Baltimore is also known for its rich tradition of high school basketball. Baltimore has produced names such as Tyrone Bogues (5'3''-G-65, college: Wake Forest), Reggie Lewis, Reggie Williams, and Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse). The men's basketball program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore also has a rich basketball tradition spanning over 50 years. The Dunbar Poets have produced many NBA players and have won countless state championships.

With that tradition in mind, the newly formed Bay Area Shuckers will compete in the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League during the upcoming 2011-12 season. The team is owned and operated by Bay Area Sports, LLC, a group that is looking to bring the exciting tradition of professional basketball back to the Chesapeake Bay area.

The Shuckers recently named their 17-man training camp roster in preparation of the upcoming season. The roster is headlined by Derick Payne (6'6''-F-83, college: Bowie St.) and Llewellyn Smalley (6'1''-G-72, college: Hawaii-Pacific), both of whom have extensive professional playing experience. The remaining roster is comprised of a variety of players, with both collegiate and professional playing experience, who will be competing for a spot on the teams regular season roster.

The Shuckers will begin their inaugural season on December 3 with an away game versus the Beltway Bombers. The team will then host the Beltway Bombers on December 17 to open their home schedule.



Bombers Go Big! - by Justin Moore
The Bombers have added four talented Bigs to there loaded roster with ACPBL stars Hugh Jones (6'3''-F-80),Marcus Fisher (6'4''-G/F-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management) Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G, college: N.Carolina A&T) returning the bombers will be a force again this season The Beltway Bombers have began training camp in preperation for there second season in the ACPBL for more info on the bombers go to www.beltwaybombers.net below is the list of there current signees.

Johndre Jefferson (6'9''-F, college: S.Carolina)
Stanley Jones (6'10''-C/F-86, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Francis Marion)
Lawrence Felder (6'9''-C-76, college: Salem Intern.)
Arbry Butler (6'8''-F, college: Wichita St.)


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Round 5 best performance: Smiljan Pavic - by Eurobasket News
Former international power forward Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Krka, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Hemofarm (#7, 3-2) 81-74. Krka is placed at 11th position in . Too late to improve their position as they are currently ranked such low. They already lost 4 games and recorded just one victory. Pavic has many years of experience at Krka, through which he has constantly improved. Smiljan Pavic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.0rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Senegalese forward Papa Diasse (212-F-87) of KK Zagreb CO. Diasse had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as KK Zagreb CO lost that game 51-97 to the higher-ranked Cedevita (#3, 4-1). KK Zagreb CO is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory KK Zagreb CO managed to get this year. Diasse is a newcomer at KK Zagreb CO and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances) of Siroki WWin (#9). Collins scored 13 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Collins' great performance Siroki WWin lost 70-75 to the higher-ranked Cibona (#4, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Siroki WWin ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Collins could help Siroki WWin to bring them higher in the standings. Collins has a very solid season. In 5 games in Adriatic League he scored 7.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adam Morrison (203-F-84) of Crvena Zvezda - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. David Simon (207-C-82) of Radnicki K. - 22 points and 8 rebounds
6. Andreja Milutinovic (199-G-90) of Crvena Zvezda - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86) of Partizan - 23 points and 7 rebounds
8. Sava Lesic (205-C/F-88) of Crvena Zvezda - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Deon Thompson (203-F-88) of Union Olimpija - 23 points and 4 rebounds
10. Danny Green (198-G/F-87) of Union Olimpija - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists

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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.23.4 
 2. Pilepic, Siroki W.18.8 
 3. Morrison, Crvena Z.17.8 
 4. Pavkovic, Radnicki17.4 
 5. Pekovic, Partizan16.6 
 6. Simon, KK.16.4 
 7. Warren, Cedevita16.0 
 8. Chase, Cibona15.6 
 9. Prepelic, Helios15.4 
 10. Vucevic, Buducno.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm13.6 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.4 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.8.2 
 4. Pavic, Krka7.0 
 5. Jagodnik, Union O.7.0 
 6. Pekovic, Partizan6.6 
 7. Popovic, Crvena Z.6.2 
 8. Balazic, Krka6.0 
 9. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda6.0 
 10. Collins, Siroki W.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki9.0 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki6.0 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi5.3 
 4. Stinson, Krka5.0 
 5. Papaloukas, Macca.4.5 
 6. Covic, Crvena Z.4.5 
 7. Popovic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 8. Simon, KK.3.8 
 9. Krivec, Krka3.6 
 10. Draper, Cedevita3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Green, Union Olimp.2.4 
 3. Dragic, Krka2.4 
 4. Milutinovic, Crven.2.2 
 5. Chase, Cibona2.2 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.2.0 
 7. Savovic, Hemofarm1.8 
 8. Gay, Helios1.8 
 9. Baxter, Krka1.8 
 10. Sinovec, Radnicki1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike SCOTT
  Radnicki K.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Radnicki K.2.0 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.6 
 3. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 4. Owens, Cedevita1.2 
 5. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 7. Vucevic, Buducnost1.0 
 8. Saric, KK.1.0 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 10. Jeremic, Hemofarm0.8 


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  ARGENTINA   


Quilmes inked Axel Weigand - by Facundo Iatzky
Quilmes mar del plata agreed terms with forward Axel Weigand (200-C-85). Axel played his first years as professional in Boca juniors. Then he moved to Spain where he played 7 years. He played in Monte Hermoso last year with 9.0 pts and 2.7 reb. Axel will have contract until December, and he occupies the spot left free by Roman Gonzalez. Quilmes will play this thursday against Weber BB estudiantes. They are right now in the last place of the standings.

San Martin Marcos Juarez signed Keith Gayden - by Facundo Iatzky
San Martin Marcos Juarez signed forward Keith Gayden (202-F-83, college: Duquesne). He replaces Wilfred Benjamin. He played in 9 de Julio, in liga A, this season. his great season as professional was in Mexico. In San martin, Keith will have a hard job, because they are the only team that could not still win and they need desperately a victory.

Another change:
The other team of TNA that changed their import player was Atletico Echague. they released Marcus Sikes and agreed terms with veteran Maurice Spillers (199-F-74, college: Utah St.).


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


Argentina avoids last place in Guadalajara - by Eurobasket News
ARGENTINA - URUGUAY 71-69

Argentina grabbed 71-69 win against Uruguay to avoid the last place at the Pan Am Games 2011 in Guadalajara. Argentina finished as the seventh ranked team at this event. Uruguay is No.8. Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) led Argentina to victory with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) had 15 pts and Marcos Delia (206-C-92) scored 8. In defeat, Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) was better than the others with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Martin Osimani (194-G-81, college: Duquesne) had 13 pts and 8 assists, and Emiliano Baston (200-F-88) also scored 13 pts. Quarters: 22-16, 18-12, 20-20, 11-21. Puerto Rico won the Gold at this event. The Bronze belongs to USA.

Argentina: Matias Sandes 23+10 boards, Luciano Gonzalez 15, Marcos Delia 8
Uruguay: Nicolas Borsellino 15+10 boards, Martin Osimani 13+8 as, Emiliano Baston 13


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Lisch, Wildcats22.0 
 2. Mills, Tigers21.5 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats19.3 
 4. Khazzouh, Kings18.4 
 5. Warren, 36ers17.8 
 6. Wilkinson, Breakers17.6 
 7. Worthington, Blaze15.5 
 8. Tragardh, Tigers15.5 
 9. Catron, Hawks14.8 
 10. Mims, Crocodiles14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles10.3 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings10.0 
 3. Worthington, Blaze8.0 
 4. Grant, Kings7.6 
 5. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 6. Weigh, 36ers7.3 
 7. Bose, Kings7.3 
 8. Mims, Crocodiles7.0 
 9. Hill, Taipans6.8 
 10. Pledger, Breakers6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 3. Bruce, Kings5.6 
 4. Martin, Hawks5.5 
 5. Jackson, Breakers4.8 
 6. Redhage, Wildcats4.5 
 7. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 8. Gill, Crocodiles3.0 
 9. Ubaka, Tigers3.0 
 10. Hill, Taipans3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.2 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 3. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 4. Mims, Crocodiles2.0 
 5. Robbins, Wildcats1.8 
 6. Harvey, Blaze1.5 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Rychart, Taipans1.0 
 9. Vukona, Breakers1.0 
 10. Boucher, Breakers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Grant, Kings2.2 
 2. Johnson, 36ers1.8 
 3. Khazzouh, Kings1.4 
 4. Weigh, 36ers1.3 
 5. Nevill, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 7. Abercrombie, Break.1.2 
 8. Forman, Hawks1.2 
 9. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
 10. Martin, Wildcats1.0 


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


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Dornbirn 3-0 
 2. Mattersb.R. 3-0 
 3. Mistelbach 3-0 
 4. Schwaz 3-0 
 5. Falcons 1-1 
 6. Danube City 1-2 
 7. Salzburg 1-2 
 8. Fighters 0-3 
 9. Klagenfurt 0-3 
 10. BC Vienna jrs 0-4 


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 27
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna27.0 
 2. Reed, Oberwart24.3 
 3. Wade, Arkadia24.2 
 4. Djuric, Gussing23.0 
 5. Shaw, Oberwart20.2 
 6. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
 7. Booker, St.Polten20.0 
 8. Francois, BC Vienna19.4 
 9. Bobb, Klosterneub.18.5 
 10. Brown, Wels18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.10.3 
 2. Oppland, Gmunden8.8 
 3. Reed, Oberwart8.7 
 4. Nelson, Kapfenberg8.5 
 5. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.0 
 6. Shaw, Oberwart7.3 
 7. Bakovic, St.Polten7.3 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.5 
 10. Gordon, Kapfenbe.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna5.6 
 2. Fears, Kapfenberg5.5 
 3. Lanegger, Klostern.5.5 
 4. Schreiner, Kapfe.5.0 
 5. Rakocevic, BC Vi.5.0 
 6. Danek, Arkadia4.8 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.4.7 
 8. Miletic, BC Vienna4.3 
 9. Pryor, Wels4.2 
 10. Klepeisz, Gussing3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.3.7 
 2. Pryor, Wels2.8 
 3. Brown, Wels2.4 
 4. Schreiner, Kapfe.2.0 
 5. Stazic, BC Vienna1.8 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.1.8 
 7. Murati, Gmunden1.8 
 8. Jandl, Oberwart1.7 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden1.6 
 10. Wade, Arkadia1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.2.8 
 2. Greimeister, Klost.1.3 
 3. Ware, Furstenfeld1.3 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.2 
 5. Francois, BC Vienna0.8 
 6. Moric, UBSC G.0.8 
 7. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 8. Brown, Wels0.8 
 9. Sallomon, Klostern.0.7 
 10. Kohlmaier, Wels0.6 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Siauliai 4-0 
 2. Rudupis 3-1 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 2-1 
 4. Ventspils 2-1 
 5. Juventus 2-2 
 6. Tartu Ulikool 2-2 
 7. Triumph 1-1 
 8. Kedainiai 1-2 
 9. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-2 
 10. Baltai Kaunas 1-3 
 11. Liepaja 0-4 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Naglis Palangos 2-0 
 2. Neptunas 2-1 
 3. Tarvas 1-0 
 4. Jelgava 0-2 
 5. Barsy Atyrau 0-2 
Group B
 1. Techasas 3-0 
 2. Sakalai 2-1 
 3. Valmiera 2-2 
 4. Turiba 2-2 
 5. TTU/Kalev 1-2 
 6. Rapla 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mindaugas REMINAS
  Naglis P.
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 24
 1. Reminas, Naglis P.24.0 
 2. Jefferson, Triumph22.5 
 3. Urbonas, Juventus20.5 
 4. Bowles, Siauliai19.8 
 5. Matulionis, Techas.17.7 
 6. Krumins, Jelgava17.5 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera17.5 
 8. Barinov, Naglis P.17.0 
 9. Kaldre, Rapla16.7 
 10. Skele, Kalev/Cramo16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas13.0 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.10.0 
 3. Galdikas, Neptunas8.7 
 4. Mednis, Turiba8.5 
 5. Amis, Tartu Ulikool8.5 
 6. Reminas, Naglis P.8.0 
 7. McClure, Kedainiai7.7 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.7.3 
 9. Ringmets, Rapla7.3 
 10. Keedus, TT.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Tarvas
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kriisa, Tarvas8.0 
 2. Maceina, Juventus7.8 
 3. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.0 
 4. Broadus, Siauliai6.8 
 5. Stasys, Neptunas6.7 
 6. Rinkevicius, Nagli.6.0 
 7. Ezerskis, Techasas5.0 
 8. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 9. Peciukeviciu., Sak.5.0 
 10. Lucas, Valmiera4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Krumins, Jelgava3.5 
 2. Elksnis, Valmiera2.5 
 3. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.5 
 4. Skele, Kalev/Cramo2.3 
 5. Salenga, Rudupis2.3 
 6. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.3 
 7. Kulevicius, Techas.2.3 
 8. Valeika, Neptunas2.3 
 9. Keedus, TT.2.3 
 10. Babkauskas, Tech.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Valmiera
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera2.3 
 2. Gumeniuk, Juventus2.0 
 3. Kurtsevich, Trium.2.0 
 4. Staniulis, Techasas2.0 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.1.5 
 6. Kalvelis, Techasas1.3 
 7. Meiers, Ventspils1.3 
 8. McKee, Triumph1.0 
 9. Pakalniskis, Techa.1.0 
 10. Mednis, Turiba1.0 


Mindaugas Reminas claims weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Mindaugas Reminas (190-G-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Naglis Palangos and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 30 points and eleven rebounds, while his team beat Barsy Atyrau (#5, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 75-68. It allowed Naglis Palangos to jump to the first place in the Challenge. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Naglis Palangos won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Reminas had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 14 attempts. He has many years of experience at Naglis Palangos, through which he has constantly improved. Reminas has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.0ppg. Reminas is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.0rpg) and averages solid 61.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old former international forward Vaidotas Volkus (203-F-85) of Juventus. Volkus impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 32 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Juventus to another comfortable win outscoring Tartu Ulikool (2-2) 96-74. This victory allowed Juventus to move up to 5th position in Elite. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Volkus is a newcomer at Juventus and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) of Turiba (#4). Mednis showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, fifteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Turiba, leading his team to a 72-71 win against slightly lower-ranked TTU/Kalev (#5, 1-2). Turiba needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Challenge. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Mednis has a great season in Baltic League. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.5rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darius Pakamanis (192-G-81) of Juventus - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) of Rudupis - 24 points and 4 rebounds
6. Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81) of TTU/Kalev - 22 points and 4 rebounds
7. Gediminas Maceina (188-PG-84) of Juventus - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Sven Kaldre (197-G/F-91) of Rapla - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Maris Laksa (207-F-81) of Barsy Atyrau - 23 points and 7 rebounds
10. Povilas Butkevicius (203-F-87) of Rudupis - 21 points and 8 rebounds

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


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Tofi's 29 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old power forward John Tofi (203-F/C-84, agency: Court Side) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Leuven and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 29 points adding seven rebounds for Leuven in his team's victory, helping them to beat Antwerp (#5, 3-2) 80-74. It allowed Leuven to take over top position in the league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Leuven has a very solid 3-1 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Tofi had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Leuven and it's hard to imagine this team without him. The Univ.of Texas at El Paso graduate has very impressive stats this year. Tofi is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.3ppg) and averages solid 64.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Charleroi. He is American forward in his first season at Charleroi. In the last game Green recorded impressive 24 points and 7 rebounds. Of course he lead Charleroi to another comfortable win outscoring Verviers-Pep. (#9, 0-5) 103-78. Despite this victory Charleroi slide down in the standings to 3rd position in . His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Green is a newcomer at Charleroi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Charleroi's star - guard Christopher Hill (191-G-83). Hill scored 19 points and passed four assists. He was another key player of Charleroi, helping his team with a 103-78 easy win against Verviers-Pep. (#9, 0-5). Charleroi is closer and closer to the top of the standings in . They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Hill has a very solid season. In 4 games in Belgium he scored 11.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jason Love (206-F/C-87) of Verviers-Pep. - 21 points and 5 rebounds
5. Darnell Wilson (198-F-85) of Antwerp - 19 points and 6 rebounds
6. Andre Riddick (205-C-73) of Charleroi - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Michael Jenkins (191-G-86) of Gent - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jermaine Beal (191-G-87) of Verviers-Pep. - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Terrence Jennings (205-F-88) of Liege - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Michael Roll (196-G-87) of Antwerp - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Copeland, Aalstar22.2 
 2. Bostic, Liege18.7 
 3. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 4. Tofi, Leuven17.3 
 5. Mallet, Charleroi16.6 
 6. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 7. Jackson, Aalstar15.4 
 8. Green, Charleroi15.2 
 9. Freeman, Leuven14.8 
 10. Love, Verviers-Pe.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Mejri, Antwerp7.6 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.3 
 3. Van Den Spie., Oos.7.0 
 4. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 5. McLean, Leuven7.0 
 6. Brown, Gent6.4 
 7. Young, Aalstar6.4 
 8. Shengelia, Charler.6.2 
 9. Merriex, Verviers.6.0 
 10. Jackson, Aalstar6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.6 
 3. Marnegrave, Leuven3.8 
 4. Hamilton, Charleroi3.4 
 5. Mallet, Charleroi3.4 
 6. Davis, Leuven3.3 
 7. Jackson, Aalstar3.2 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut3.0 
 9. Welsch, Charleroi3.0 
 10. Hill, Charleroi3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jean SALUMU
  Leuven
  (193-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 2. Dagunduro, Leuven2.7 
 3. Black, Antwerp2.6 
 4. Downey, Verviers.2.5 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.2.4 
 6. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp2.2 
 8. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 9. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.0 
 10. Sakota, Oostende1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Jennings, Liege1.3 
 3. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 4. Riddick, Charleroi1.2 
 5. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 6. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.0 
 7. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 8. Bostic, Liege0.7 
 9. Mwema, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Green, Charleroi0.6 


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Siroki WWin fails in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News
Cibona - Siroki WWin 75-70

The reigning Bosnian champion faced with third loss in the regional championship. They went to Zagreb and failed against Cibona 75-70 on Sunday. Cibona improved to 4-1, while Siroki dropped to 2-3 record. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-70. Cibona forced 25 HKK Siroki WWin turnovers. American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and forward Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) chipped in 17 points. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-G-89) responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Cibona. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan and Cedevita. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Cibona will face Partizan (#5) in Beograd in the next round. HKK Siroki WWin will play on the road against Zlatorog in Lasko. This game is scheduled for Sunday.

Cibona: A.Barbour 20+3reb+2ast, D.Rudez 17+3reb, A.Zizic 12+3reb+2ast, H.Kovacevic 11+4reb+2ast, K.Vragovic 3+1reb, B.Chase 3+3reb+2ast
Siroki WWin: F.Pilepic 17+6reb+2ast, C.Collins 13+10reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 11+4reb, J.Naletilic 9+1reb+3ast, J.Vladovic 6+3reb+2ast, I.Ramljak 6+4reb


Three defeats for Bosnians in regional league - by Eurobasket News
Round four of the IWRBL was played last weekend and Bosnian teams faced with three defeats. Bottom-ranked Bosnian Sloboda (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to second ranked Slovenian Athlete Celje (3-1) 94-56. The game without a history. Athlete Celje led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Sloboda's 36. Athlete Celje forced 34 Sloboda turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Teja Oblak who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Power forward Tina Trebec contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Athlete Celje players scored in double figures. Athlete Celje's coach felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Zvjezdana Gagic (169-G-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with 14 points and 4 assists and forward Ljiljana Gajic (184-F-94) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sloboda. Athlete Celje maintains second position with 3-1 record having just 0 victories less than leader Partizan, which they share with Hemofarm and Radivoj Korac. Sloboda at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Athlete Celje's next round opponent will be Celik (#7) in Zenica where they are favorite. Sloboda will play at home against Mladi Krajisnik in Banja Luka and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Banja Luka was quite interesting. Fifth ranked Serbian Radivoj Korac (3-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Bosnian Mladi Krajisnik (1-3). Radivoj Korac managed to secure a 4-point victory 82-78 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mladi Krajisnik won third quarter 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mladi Krajisnik was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Nevena Jovanovic who helped to win the game recording 17 points and guard Snezana Colic who added 17 points during the contest. Five Radivoj Korac players scored in double figures. At the losing side Croatian center Ivona Bogoje (193-C-76) responded with 29 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian guard Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU) 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Radivoj Korac moved-up to second place, which they share with Athlete Celje and Hemofarm. Defending Bosnian champion Mladi Krajisnik keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Radivoj Korac's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd Partizan.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Bosnian Celik (2-2) against fourth ranked Serbian Hemofarm Stada (3-1) on Saturday night. Visiting Celik was crushed by Hemofarm Stada in Vrsac 76-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Celik. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Hemofarm Stada. Celik was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by guard Biljana Stankovic who scored that evening 20 points and center Tijana Ajdukovic supported her with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Four Hemofarm Stada players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds by Russian center Anna Tolikova (190-C-86) did not help to save the game for Celik. Serbian forward Monika Veselovski (183-F-77) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Hemofarm Stada have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Athlete Celje and Radivoj Korac. Celik at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Buducnost and Vozdovac. Hemofarm Stada will play against bottom-ranked Vojvodina (#10) in Novi Sad in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Celik will play at home against Athlete Celje (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Round Five is scheduled for the next weekend.


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Brazil wins fifth place at Pan Am games - by Eurobasket News
CANADA - BRAZIL 56-74

Brazil finished as the fifth ranked team at the Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. They outplayed Canada in the last day of the competition 56-74. Canada finished as No.6 at this event. Marcelo Magalhaes (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) led the winners with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Lucas Cipolini (206-F/C-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) scored 11 and Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) added 10 pts, plus 6 rebounds in this victory. On the other side, Canada got 10 points from Philip Scrubb (194-G-92). Owen Klassen (208-F-91) (12 rebs) and Warren Ward (196-G-89) scored 8 points each. Quarters: 21-22, 15-14, 9-17, 11-21. Puerto Rico the Gold in Guadalajara. The Bronze belongs to USA.

Canada: Philip Scrubb 10, Owen Klassen 8+12 boards, Warren Ward 8
Brazil: Marcelo Magalhaes 19+6 boards, Lucas Cipolini 11, Cristiano Felicio 10+6 boards


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


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Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Academik BL 2-0 
 2. Beroe 2-0 
 3. Overgas 2-0 
 4. Vidabasket 2-0 
 5. Academik PL 1-1 
 6. Dunav 2007 1-1 
 7. Balkan 2 0-2 
 8. Chavdar 0-2 
 9. Cherno More U18 0-2 
 10. Shumen 0-2 


Levski with a second victory in domestic NBL - by Valentin Anguelov
Levski achieved the second victory of the season in the NBL as they beat Balkan 81-73 in Round number 3 from domestic competition. Home team entered the game as big favorite, took the first quarter lead and never allow their opponent to get much closer until the end.

A series of 8-0 shortly after the beginning of the match gave Levski early advantage of 12-5. Shortly thereafter the visitors reduced it to just one point. However by the end of the first quarter Levski and pulled back with a 26-15 double digit lead. Until the end of the first half the score was up and down in each favor, Balkan cut it back to 3 but Levski responded with a series of 9 consecutive points for 46-34 result at the break.

Advantage in favor of the hosts got up to 15 points shortly after the beginning of the second half but a series of 12-2 for the guests put them back in the game. That was the biggest treat for Balkan in the game and Levski was able to close the game with 81-73 victory, their second in the championship for this season.

Without top scorer Aaron Harper who didnt play in this game Pavel Ivanov (200-F-88) ended with 13 points. Marcus Hall added 12 while Dimitar Anguelov finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds.

For the visitors Isiah Martin and Kiril Raykov both finished with 13 points apiece.


Aleksandar Gruev moves to Iran - by Maria Mitzova
Bulgarian NT guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-G-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) (187-G-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) will continue his carrier in Iran. The playmaker received an offer from Melli Haffari Ahvaz and will travel now to the Asian country.
Aleksandar Gruev started the season with Levski Sofia, with the option to leave in case of a proper offer from abroad.
His entire professional carrier went in Rilski Sportist Samokov, where he arrived after the youth years.
Aleksandar Gruev was a member of the Bulgarian NT in the summer, but was the 13th guy, and didnt make it to the European championship. He is well known in Bulgaria with his vision on the court, as powerful penetration.
The season in Iran already began, with M.Z. Ahvaz scoring a win and a loss so far. Teams star in the best Iranian player Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85), who was in the NBA, in the Memphis Grizzlies for the last couple of seasons.



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Brest signs PF/C Brice Vounang - by Eurobasket News
Brice Vounang (202-F/C-82, college: San Diego) will continue his career in France. The Cameroonian PF/C penned a deal wcith Brest for rest of the season. Actually, Vounand already made debut with his new team. He shined with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Charleville on Saturday evening. Brest lost that game on the road 98-82. Brice Vounang spent last season with Saint Vallier. He appeared 34 times with them in ProB averaging 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. He already played for Brest in 2009/10 season. At that time he had 12 ppg and 5.4 rpg for 9 games in ProB. Earlier, Brice Vounang was a member of Rouen, Charleville and Belgian Pepinster. He played for the Cameroonian NT from 2007 to 2009.

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Brazil wins fifth place at Pan Am games - by Eurobasket News
CANADA - BRAZIL 56-74

Brazil finished as the fifth ranked team at the Panamerican Games 2011 in Guadalajara. They outplayed Canada in the last day of the competition 56-74. Canada finished as No.6 at this event. Marcelo Magalhaes (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) led the winners with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Lucas Cipolini (206-F/C-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) scored 11 and Cristiano Felicio (206-C-92) added 10 pts, plus 6 rebounds in this victory. On the other side, Canada got 10 points from Philip Scrubb (194-G-92). Owen Klassen (208-F-91) (12 rebs) and Warren Ward (196-G-89) scored 8 points each. Quarters: 21-22, 15-14, 9-17, 11-21. Puerto Rico the Gold in Guadalajara. The Bronze belongs to USA.

Canada: Philip Scrubb 10, Owen Klassen 8+12 boards, Warren Ward 8
Brazil: Marcelo Magalhaes 19+6 boards, Lucas Cipolini 11, Cristiano Felicio 10+6 boards


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A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. Jolly 3-1 
 2. KK Split 3-1 
 3. Krizevci 3-1 
 4. Zadar 3-1 
 5. Kvarner 2010 3-1 
 6. Zabok 2-1 
 7. Alkar Sinj 1-2 
 8. Svjetlost 1-2 
 9. Borik 1-3 
 10. Darda 0-3 
 11. Dubrovnik 0-4 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Mimica, KK Split22.3 
 2. Simovic, Kvarner22.0 
 3. Mrva, Jolly21.3 
 4. Ceskovic, Kvarner18.7 
 5. Peric, Dubrovnik18.3 
 6. Vranes, Borik17.5 
 7. Tomeljak, Svjet.16.3 
 8. Ross, Jolly16.3 
 9. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj16.0 
 10. Sobin, KK Split15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Simovic, Kvarner11.0 
 2. Cinac, Kvarner 201010.5 
 3. Ivanov, Zadar7.8 
 4. Diminic, Dubrovnik7.8 
 5. Peraica, Darda7.7 
 6. Ridl, Darda7.3 
 7. Buva, Krizevci7.3 
 8. Radic, Zadar7.3 
 9. Cakarun, Borik7.0 
 10. Karac, Dubrovnik7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci9.0 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.5.7 
 3. Ross, Jolly5.0 
 4. Mimica, KK Split4.3 
 5. Tomas, Zabok4.0 
 6. Gulam, Jolly4.0 
 7. Dosen, Dubrovnik4.0 
 8. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.7 
 9. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 10. Zadnik, Zadar3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.3 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.8 
 3. Surina, Kvarner2.7 
 4. Zivkovic, Svjetlost2.0 
 5. Basljan, Svjetlost2.0 
 6. Zadnik, Zadar2.0 
 7. Banic, Borik2.0 
 8. Cinac, Kvarner 20102.0 
 9. Sarac, Svjetlost2.0 
 10. Zadravec, Zabok2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.7 
 2. Curkovic, Alkar Si.1.5 
 3. Ridl, Darda1.3 
 4. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj1.0 
 5. Kastropil, Zadar1.0 
 6. Sobin, KK Split1.0 
 7. Vrsaljko, Jolly1.0 
 8. Toncinic, Zadar1.0 
 9. Dijan, KK Split0.8 
 10. Buva, Krizevci0.8 


Cedevita humiliates Zagreb in Adriatic league - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita and Cibona celebrated in Round Five of Adriatic league. Cedevita and Zagreb met each other and it was a Croatian derby, but only on the paper. Cedevita outleveled visiting KK Zagreb CO (1-4) 97-51. The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. KK Zagreb CO was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding KK Zagreb CO to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Cedevita held KK Zagreb CO to an opponent 24.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 52.2 percent accuracy of the winners. Cedevita forced 19 KK Zagreb CO turnovers. Bosnian-Croatian forward Ivan Opacak (202-F-80) nailed 17 points for the winning side and American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) accounted for 13 points and 6 assists. Five Cedevita players scored in double figures. Cedevita's coach Drazen Anzulovic felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Senegalese forward Papa Diasse (212-87, college: SMU) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and forward Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for KK Zagreb CO in the defeat. Cedevita have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan and Cibona. Defending Croatian champion KK Zagreb CO keeps the tenth position with four games lost. They share it with Krka and Radnicki K.. Cedevita will play against Helios (#13) in Domzale in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zagreb CO will play on the road against Zvezda in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Rather predictable result in Zagreb where Croatian Cibona (4-1) defeated Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (2-3) 75-70 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-70. Cibona forced 25 HKK Siroki WWin turnovers. American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and forward Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) chipped in 17 points. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-89) responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Cibona. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan and Cedevita. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Cibona will face Partizan (#5) in Beograd in the next round. HKK Siroki WWin will play on the road against Zlatorog in Lasko.
Round Six is scheduled for the next weekend.


Teo Simovic claims A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Bosnia and Herzegovina Teo Simovic (205-C-84, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kvarner 2010 and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 27-year old center had the game-high 24 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Kvarner 2010 in his team's victory, helping them to beat Borik (#9, 1-3) 72-64. Kvarner 2010 maintains the 5th position in Croatian A1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kvarner 2010 will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Simovic turned to be Kvarner 2010's top player in his first season with the team. Simovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 22.0ppg) and averages solid 79.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young former international guard Nikola Dosen (187-G-91) of Dubrovnik. Dosen impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Dubrovnik was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked Krizevci (#3, 3-1) 108-106. Dubrovnik is still in a red zone at 11th spot in the standings. 4 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Dosen is well-known by Dubrovnik fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Dubrovnik's star - former international swingman Antonio Ostric (200-G/F-89). Ostric scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Ostric's great performance Dubrovnik lost 106-108in overtime to the higher-ranked Krizevci (#3, 3-1). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Dubrovnik can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for Ostric he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ostric has a very solid season. In 4 games in Croatia he scored 11.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) of KK Split - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Ive Ivanov (201-C-85) of Zadar - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Mate Mrva (195-F-83) of Jolly - 25 points and 7 rebounds
7. Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) of Krizevci - 22 points and 10 assists
8. Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Luka Zitko (201-F-81) of Krizevci - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ivan Buva (207-C-91) of Krizevci - 17 points and 7 rebounds

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


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WEEK 2- ANALYTICAL STATISTICS AND WEEKLY AWARD TO....! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
A)Categories

Week 2
1)Top scorer= Boykin Omonoia = 21 points
2)Top rebounder= Garcia -Aek =13 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Tutt-Etha = 7 assists
4)Top stealer= Panteli-Aek = 6 steals
5)Most turnovers= Cup-Etha + Karim-Aek = 6 turnovers
6)est scoring team in week 2=Etha (scored 86 pts)
7)Best defensive team in week 2= Omonoia (received 67 pts)

B) Highlights and award - Week 2

Important victory for Omonoia that shows signs of a strong team at least in home court. Omonoia is 1-0.
Important victories for Etha and Keravnos that are 2-0.
A general conclusion is that the theoretically 'smaller teams', like Omonoia, Enad and Aek have looked the traditional 'big teams' in the eyes. It is only enough to mention that Keravnos and Etha have won in overtime. If this continues we will have an interesting championship.

The weekly award goes to Marcus Moore of Keravnos for his ability to read the court well, set up the team, pass and lead Keravnos to the victory (1 assist, 4 steals and 20 points).


Abilities like these are not calculated in any Tendex Score. If we were to decide based on Tendex the award would have been given to somebody else.

C) Situationals

Scoring >74 in week 2

No team reached the cut of point (at regular time). This explains why we had 2 in 3 overtimes.


The statistical analysis of the 2nd week infers that the cut of points scored is placed at 74 points.

It needs to be taken into consideration that this is only the 2nd week. In general, all above statistics and a teams ability to look more stable are greatly influenced by each teams schedule. This obviously skews the results accordingly. A more valid profile of each team will be shaped towards the end of the regular season.





A message to all coaches Beware of the cut of point - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Even though it is only the 3rd week of games I have calculated the cut of points scored which as I have already mentioned at this moment is placed at 74 points.

Practically, this means that teams that score above the cut of point will most likely win their games.

Statistically, the higher the distance from the cut of point, that is the more points a team scores above the cut of point, the more chances it has to win the game.

A good example is illustrated below. At the 1st week of games the cut of point scored was placed at 78. Teams that scored above 78 points won the game.

Scoring >78 in week 1

Etha (scored 82)
Apoel (scored 83)
Keravnos (scored 89)

During the 2nd week no team surpassed the cut of point. This explains why in 2 out of 3 games we had overtimes.

It needs to be taken into consideration that this is only the 3nd week and the cut of point is still fluctuating. From 78 points at the 1st week it dropped to 74.



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NBL Round 10: BK Prostejov loses to CEZ Nymburk - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked BK Prostejov (7-2) recorded its second loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked CEZ Nymburk (7-1) 88-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. BK Prostejov managed to win fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Chester Simmons (198-82, college: Washington, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) fired 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International guard Pavel Pumprla (196-86) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American center Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford, agency: Edge Sports) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. BK Prostejov at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with BK Decin and BC Kolin. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face league's leader BK Pardubice on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Prostejov will play against Levharti Chomutov and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked B&W Opava (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-82 loss to fourth ranked BC Kolin (7-2) in Opava. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Jiri Jelinek (203-87) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. Chadwick-Farrell Barnes contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Radim Klecka (190-90) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds for B&W Opava. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. BC Kolin have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with BK Decin and BK Prostejov. B&W Opava at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. BC Kolin will play against Levice (#6) at home in the next round. B&W Opava will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Ostrava was also quite interesting. Third ranked BK Pardubice (8-2) played at the court of 6th ranked NH Ostrava (5-5). BK Pardubice defeated NH Ostrava 79-68 on Saturday. Corey Muirhead had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. BK Pardubice's coach Jan Slowiak used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Adam Ciz responded with 15 points. BK Pardubice have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Loser NH Ostrava dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with USK Praha. BK Pardubice will meet at home league's second-placed CEZ Nymburk in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. NH Ostrava will play against USK Praha (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Svitavy, where 7th ranked USK Praha (5-5) lost to tenth ranked Basketbal Svitavy (4-5) in a road game 64-71. Basketbal Svitavy moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Chomutov. USK Praha lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with five games lost. Basketbal Svitavy's next round opponent will be BK Loko Plzen (#11) on the road.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Levice. Local Levice (5-4) outscored 11th ranked BK Loko Plzen (3-7) 103-63 on Saturday night. Esian Henderson fired 27 points 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. Levice have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Loser BK Loko Plzen keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Levice will face higher ranked BC Kolin (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Loko Plzen will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 10 Inter Bratislava was defeated by Chomutov in a road game 79-63. BK Decin smashed Usti n/Labem at home 95-65.
The best stats of 10th round was 22 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals by Derek Wright of Chomutov.


Chomutov - Inter Bratislava 79-63

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Inter Bratislava (1-9) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Levharti Chomutov (4-5) 79-63 on Saturday. Levharti Chomutov forced 23 Inter Bratislava turnovers. American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) fired 22 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals for the winners. The other American import guard Rob Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Levharti Chomutov's coach Tomas Eisner allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Canadian-British power forward Kwbana Beckles (203-81, college: Lee) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and Bosnian center Stjepan Gavran (206-78) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Inter Bratislava players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov maintains ninth position with 4-5 record, which they share with Svitavy. Inter Bratislava lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Levharti Chomutov will face higher ranked BK Prostejov (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Inter Bratislava will play against BK Decin (#5).
Top scorers:
Chomutov: D.Wright 22+9reb+8ast, R.Lowery 20+6reb+2ast, Z.Hanzlik 10+3reb+2ast, R.Anderson 9+2reb, P.Stanek 8+3reb, J.Krakovic 4+1reb
Inter Bratislava: K.Beckles 15+6reb, S.Gavran 14+6reb, M.Williams 11+6reb, N.Milosevic 10+6reb+3ast, C.Allen 8+9reb, A.Kuffa 3+1ast
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BK Decin - Usti n/Labem 95-65

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked BK Decin (7-2) smashed at home 12th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (2-7) 95-65 on Saturday. BK Decin dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to BK Usti nad Labem's 34. BK Decin forced 19 BK Usti nad Labem turnovers and outrebounded them 43-26 including 33 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by BK Usti nad Labem's players. International forward Pavel Houska (201-84) fired 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian forward Admir Alic (198-84) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. Four BK Decin players scored in double figures. BK Decin's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. American guard Lekendric Longmire (196-87, college: Oregon) produced 27 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. BK Decin moved-up to third place, which they share with BC Kolin and BK Prostejov. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. BK Decin will face Inter Bratislava (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against B&W Opava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Houska 22+9reb+1ast, A.Alic 19+3reb+7ast, L.Stria 13+3reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 12+6reb+1ast, J.Houska 8+7reb+3ast, R.Landa 8+4reb+1ast
Usti n/Labem: L.Longmire 27+7reb+1ast, T.McFadden 16+6reb+3ast, J.Holanda 8+1reb+4ast, J.Tyrna 5+3reb, L.Bazant 4+1ast, T.Hruby 2+6reb+3ast
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B&W Opava - BC Kolin 82-87

Bottom-ranked B&W Opava (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-82 loss to fourth ranked BC Kolin (7-2) in Opava. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-17. But B&W Opava won second period 26-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Kolin made 28-of-35 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. B&W Opava was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Jiri Jelinek (203-87) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-83, college: New Orleans) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Radim Klecka (190-90) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and international guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for B&W Opava. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. BC Kolin have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with BK Decin and BK Prostejov. B&W Opava at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. BC Kolin will play against Levice (#6) at home in the next round. B&W Opava will play against BK Usti nad Labem (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: J.Jelinek 20+5reb+1ast, D.Machac 15+6reb, R.Marko 13+3reb+2ast, C.Barnes 12+8reb+2ast, S.Zuzak 9+7reb+2ast, R.Ames 9+5reb
B&W Opava: R.Klecka 23+5reb, J.Sirina 13+3reb+6ast, J.Blazek 10+5reb+2ast, B.Brlit 10+4reb, M.Ihring 8+1reb+3ast, M.Vanak 6+5reb
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Levice - Plzen 103-63

The game with biggest result difference took place in Levice. Local Levice (5-4) outscored 11th ranked BK Loko Plzen (3-7) 103-63 on Saturday night. Levice looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. BK Loko Plzen was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Esian Henderson (203-86, college: Cent.Missouri) fired 27 points for the winners. The other American import guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) chipped in 16 points. Four Levice players scored in double figures. Center Pavel Frana (212-77) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) added 11 points and 5 rebounds 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. Levice have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place. Loser BK Loko Plzen keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Levice will face higher ranked BC Kolin (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Loko Plzen will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levice: E.Henderson 27+4reb+1ast, K.Grant 16+3reb+3ast, S.Stemberger 12+3reb+1ast, J.Vojtek 10+4reb+1ast, M.Bernard 8+8reb+2ast, R.Klein 8+1reb
Plzen: P.Frana 20+10reb, L.Toth 11+5reb, S.Vrubl 7+6ast, J.Kovanda 6+2reb+1ast, L.Pecka 6+5reb+1ast, M.Kozlik 6+4ast
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Svitavy - USK Praha 71-64

We should mention about the upset which took place in Svitavy, where 7th ranked USK Praha (5-5) lost to tenth ranked Basketbal Svitavy (4-5) in a road game 64-71. USK Praha was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 28-14 charge of Basketbal Svitavy, which allowed them to win the game. Basketbal Svitavy moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Chomutov. USK Praha lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with five games lost. Basketbal Svitavy's next round opponent will be BK Loko Plzen (#11) on the road.
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NH Ostrava - BK Pardubice 68-79

The game in Ostrava was also quite interesting. Third ranked BK Pardubice (8-2) played at the court of 6th ranked NH Ostrava (5-5). BK Pardubice defeated NH Ostrava 79-68 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 44-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BK Pardubice dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to NH Ostrava's 32. They outrebounded NH Ostrava 42-27 including a 30-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (198-83, college: W.Carolina) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Petr Bohacik (202-85) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four BK Pardubice players scored in double figures. BK Pardubice's coach Jan Slowiak used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side point guard Adam Ciz (190-91) responded with 15 points and forward Marek Stuchly (196-75) scored 16 points. BK Pardubice have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Loser NH Ostrava dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with USK Praha. BK Pardubice will meet at home league's second-placed CEZ Nymburk in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. NH Ostrava will play against USK Praha (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: P.Bohacik 15+8reb+1ast, C.Muirhead 14+12reb+4ast, M.Arnold 13+7reb, L.Kotas 12+4reb, T.Toth 8+2reb+3ast, J.Cernosek 8+3reb
NH Ostrava: M.Stuchly 16+1reb, A.Ciz 15+1reb+1ast, J.Hughes 8+3reb, J.Stehlik 8, J.Aleksejevs 6+5reb+2ast, R.Luettgerodt 5+7reb+4ast
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BK Prostejov - CEZ Nymburk 71-88

Top ranked BK Prostejov (7-2) recorded its second loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked CEZ Nymburk (7-1) 88-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. BK Prostejov managed to win fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Chester Simmons (198-82, college: Washington, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) fired 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International guard Pavel Pumprla (196-86) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American center Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford, agency: Edge Sports) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Arvydas Eitutavicius (188-82, college: his fellow American import) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Five CEZ Nymburk and four BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. BK Prostejov at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with BK Decin and BC Kolin. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face league's leader BK Pardubice on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Prostejov will play against Levharti Chomutov and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: C.Simmons 16+5reb+3ast, P.Pumprla 14+7reb+1ast, E.Lawrence 12+3reb+3ast, R.Necas 12+5reb+3ast, L.Sokolovsky 10+3reb+1ast, P.Benda 10+4reb
BK Prostejov: T.Peterson 18+7reb+1ast, A.Eitutavicius 12+4reb+3ast, J.Smith 11+6reb+1ast, B.Gadri-Nicholson 10+8reb, J.Prasil 9+2reb, D.Pandula 5+6reb
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Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Pardubice 8-2 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 7-1 
 3. BC Kolin 7-2 
 4. BK Prostejov 7-2 
 5. BK Decin 7-2 
 6. Levice 5-4 
 7. NH Ostrava 5-5 
 8. USK Praha 5-5 
 9. Chomutov 4-5 
 10. Svitavy 4-5 
 11. Plzen 3-7 
 12. Usti n/Labem 2-7 
 13. Inter Bratislava 1-9 
 14. B&W Opava 0-9 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Rob LOWERY
  Chomutov
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Lowery, Chomutov20.8 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.7 
 3. Houska, BK Decin19.3 
 4. Henderson, Levice18.8 
 5. Bridgewaters, Inte.18.4 
 6. Wright, Chomutov18.1 
 7. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.7 
 8. Longmire, Usti n.17.6 
 9. Grant, Levice17.3 
 10. George, Svitavy16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Votroubek, USK P.8.8 
 2. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.2 
 3. Houska, BK Decin8.0 
 4. Gadri-N., BK Prost.7.9 
 5. Meno, Svitavy7.4 
 6. Gavran, Inter B.7.1 
 7. Hughes, NH Ostrava7.1 
 8. Field, BC Kolin6.9 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava6.7 
 10. Peterson, BK Pros.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Chomutov
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Wright, Chomutov5.8 
 2. Sotnar, USK Praha5.6 
 3. Vrubl, Plzen4.3 
 4. Barnes, BC Kolin4.0 
 5. George, Svitavy3.7 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.3 
 7. Kostomaj, Levice3.1 
 8. Hruban, USK Praha3.1 
 9. Sanders, BK Decin3.0 
 10. Boyer, BK Decin2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava3.0 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.8 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.8 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.4 
 5. Lowery, Chomutov2.0 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin1.9 
 7. Sirina, B&W Opava1.9 
 8. Bridgewaters, Inte.1.8 
 9. Ciz, NH Ostrava1.8 
 10. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.2.0 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.5 
 3. Grant, Levice1.3 
 4. Kolovrat, B&W O.1.0 
 5. Jelinek, BC Kolin0.9 
 6. Meno, Svitavy0.8 
 7. Slavik, USK Praha0.8 
 8. Kramny, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Pumprla, CEZ N.0.8 
 10. Sedmak, USK Praha0.7 


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  DENMARK   


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


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  ESTONIA   


TTU/Kalev lost twice in Latvia, Tartu Ulikool was beaten by Juventus - by Eurobasket News
TTU/Kalev lost twice in Latvia, Tartu Ulikool was beaten by Juventus in the latest games of Baltic league.
Latvian Turiba grabbed the win over TTU/Kalev 72-71 on Saturday. Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Eduards Kikuts chipped in 19 points. Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81, college: W.Illinois) produced 22 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and forward Erik Keedus (194-F-90) added 14 points and 9 assists respectively for lost side.
Earlier Valmiera edged TTU/Kalev 75:60 on Friday. Ernests Kalve fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Oskars Virsis chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kristjan Makke produced 19 points and American center Andrew Arnold (208-C-86, college: Lewis-Clark) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Latvian Turiba rolled over bottom-ranked Estonian Rapla 81:64 on Friday. Kristaps Mediss fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Janis Antrops chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. Sven Kaldre produced 21 points and forward Andre Parn (200-F-77) added 12 points respectively for lost side.
Estonian Tartu Ulikool was outplayed at home by eighth ranked Lithuanian Juventus 74:96 on Friday. Vaidotas Volkus (203-F-85, college: Redlands CC) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Gediminas Maceina (188-PG-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Montepaschi releases NBAer DaJuan Summers - by Eurobasket News
DaJuan Summers (203-F-88, college: Georgetown) is no longer a member of Montepaschi Siena. The Italian powerhouse terminated a deal with the American forward. Summers joined Montepaschi during the pre-season. He appeared 3 times in SerieA averaging 4 points and 1.3 rebounds. He also scored 4 points in a Euroleague game against Unics. It was not enough for the Siena team and they released the player. DaJuan Summers spent last season with Detroit Pistons. He had 3.7 ppg for 20 games. With the same team in 2009/10 Summers registered 3.4 ppg and 1.2 rpg. DaJuan Summers is a product of the Georgetown University, where he graduated two years ago. He had 13.6 ppg and 4.1 rpg for his school as a senior.

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  FINLAND   


Nofflet's 36-point game gives him 1st Division Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
23-year old forward Josh Nofflet (194-F-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Oulun NMKY and receives a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 36 points adding seven rebounds for Oulun NMKY in his team's victory, helping them to beat Jyvaskyla (#9, 1-4) 91-86. Oulun NMKY maintains the 4th position in 1st Division. They are still close to the very top. Oulun NMKY would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Nofflet had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Oulun NMKY's top player in his first season with the team. Lee University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Nofflet is in league's top in points (4th best: 24.0ppg) and averages solid 68.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Walter Baxley (191-G-84) of Lapua. He is American guard in his first season at Lapua. In the last game Baxley recorded impressive 42 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Lapua to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked SayRi (#8, 1-3) 107-70. This victory allowed Lapua to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Baxley is a newcomer at Lapua and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 28.8ppg (#1). He also registered 4.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Oulun NMKY's star - Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87). Moultrie scored 10 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Oulun NMKY, helping his team with a 91-86 win against the lower-ranked Jyvaskyla (#9, 1-4). Oulun NMKY is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Moultrie has a great season in Finland. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.2rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eric Williams (198-F-85) of Lapua - 22 points and 9 rebounds
5. Lionel Green (196-G/F-84) of Ura Basket - 25 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
6. HL Coleman (202-F-74) of FoKoPo - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Tracy Robinson (201-F-86) of FoKoPo - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Trey Britton (203-C/F-89) of Huima - 23 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Justice Graham (198-F/G-79) of Huima - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Lloyd Phillips (178-PG-85) of Oulun NMKY - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Korisliiga round 9 best performance: Tyler Tiedeman - by Eurobasket News
American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LrNMKY, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (36 points, six rebounds and three assists) to as his team LrNMKY moved-up to the 10th position in the Finnish Korisliiga. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 6 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Tiedeman had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be LrNMKY's top player in his first season with the team. Former Boise State University star has very solid stats this year. Tiedeman is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.1ppg. Tiedeman is in league's top in and averages impressive 52.0% FGP and 48.8% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 36-year old American Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of league's leader Pyrinto. Williams had a very good evening with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Pyrinto cruised to a 98-89 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked LrNMKY (#10, 2-6). This victory allowed Pyrinto to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Williams is well-known at Pyrinto and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 4.2rpg and 3.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Tim Blue (205-F-84) of KTP (#7). Blue scored 23 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Blue's great performance KTP lost 97-99 to Korihait (4-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing KTP needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Blue has a great season in Finland. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.0ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 10.3rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. John Fields (205-F-88) of Salon Vilpas - 9 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Kauhajoki - 20 points and 8 rebounds
6. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Antti Nikkila (210-F/C-78) of Pyrinto - 16 points and 8 rebounds
8. B.A. Walker (188-G-84) of Kataja - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Martin Zeno (196-G-85) of Nilan Bisons - 22 points and 8 rebounds
10. Nigel Moore (195-F/G-81) of Korihait - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Baxley, Lapua28.8 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.27.2 
 3. Bailey, Pyrinto II25.0 
 4. Nofflet, Oulun N.24.0 
 5. Storrs, Jyvaskyla23.5 
 6. Williams, Lapua21.8 
 7. Reed, Lapua21.3 
 8. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.21.0 
 9. Cooper, SayRi20.3 
 10. Green, Ura Basket20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Cooper, SayRi16.8 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.14.2 
 3. Bojang, FoKoPo13.6 
 4. Britton, Huima10.8 
 5. Townes, BC Nokia10.4 
 6. Green, Ura Basket10.4 
 7. Bailey, Pyrinto II10.0 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo9.0 
 9. Andrews, Ura B.9.0 
 10. Laitinen, Tapiol.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Shawn HENDERSON
  Porvoo.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Henderson, Porvoo.6.5 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo5.8 
 3. Manning, Huima5.3 
 4. Bailey, Pyrinto II5.0 
 5. Jackson, Lapua4.0 
 6. Phillips, Oulun N.4.0 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia3.3 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.0 
 9. Coleman, FoKoPo2.6 
 10. Baxley, Lapua2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Lapua3.0 
 2. Kallio, Ura Basket3.0 
 3. Nieminen, SayRi2.8 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia2.2 
 5. Jackson, Porvoon2.0 
 6. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 7. Jousisto, ToPo A.2.0 
 8. Nofflet, Oulun N.2.0 
 9. Henderson, Porvoo.2.0 
 10. Kankaanpaa, BC N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.2 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.2.0 
 3. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.3 
 4. Molenius, FoKoPo1.2 
 5. Townes, BC Nokia1.0 
 6. Kajander, Huima1.0 
 7. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.8 
 8. Cooper, SayRi0.8 
 9. Nuolivirta, ToPo A.0.7 
 10. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.7 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  LrNM.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Tiedeman, LrNM.22.1 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons21.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons20.6 
 4. Holloway, Salon V.19.5 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.4 
 6. Bailey, Pyrinto19.0 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto18.3 
 8. Blue, KTP18.0 
 9. Haynes, LrNM.17.9 
 10. Brooks, Namika L.17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.1 
 2. Blue, KTP10.3 
 3. McDade, Nilan B.9.1 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.4 
 6. Beidler, Kauhajoki8.1 
 7. Hairston, Salon V.8.0 
 8. Brown, Kouvot8.0 
 9. Heard, ToPo7.7 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 3. Walker, Kataja4.6 
 4. Haynes, LrNM.4.5 
 5. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.3 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.3 
 7. Jalonen, Korihait3.7 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.7 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.6 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Williams, Pyrinto3.3 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.7 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.3 
 4. Sten, Kataja2.3 
 5. Brooks, Namika L.2.3 
 6. Newson, Kataja2.1 
 7. Terwilliger, Kataja2.0 
 8. Haynes, LrNM.2.0 
 9. Sarcevic, KTP1.9 
 10. Holloway, Salon V.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.9 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.1 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.4 
 4. Bell, KTP1.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 6. Blue, KTP0.9 
 7. Newson, Kataja0.9 
 8. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.9 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Jones, Nilan Biso.0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Benjamin THOMAS
  Roche
  (181-G-82)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Thomas, Roche18.8 
 2. Pridotkas, Brest18.2 
 3. Bluntt, Orchy18.2 
 4. Thinon, Sorgues18.0 
 5. Horton, Blois17.8 
 6. Almanson, Challans17.7 
 7. Bigote, Cognac17.0 
 8. St Robert, Montb.17.0 
 9. Borval, Le Puy16.2 
 10. Staelens, Blois15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois12.5 
 2. Caskill, Cognac11.2 
 3. Pearson, Angers B.9.8 
 4. Jaiteh, CFBB9.7 
 5. Sanborn, Lievin8.3 
 6. Mendy, Lievin8.3 
 7. Pridotkas, Brest8.2 
 8. Aubry, Montbrison7.8 
 9. St Robert, Montb.7.8 
 10. Simmons, Roche7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Calvez, Charleville6.0 
 2. Brochard, Blois5.8 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 4. Rathieuville, Brest5.2 
 5. Daube, Le Puy5.0 
 6. Dessart, Lievin4.8 
 7. Geay, Challans4.6 
 8. Berquier, Chartres4.3 
 9. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
 10. Godin, Cognac4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche3.5 
 2. Cretaux, Lievin2.7 
 3. Brochard, Blois2.2 
 4. Bigote, Cognac2.2 
 5. Gourari, Rueil2.0 
 6. Bassine, Sorgues2.0 
 7. Moupegnou, Cognac2.0 
 8. Calvez, Charleville2.0 
 9. Barbry, Orchy1.8 
 10. Dessart, Lievin1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Caskill, Cognac2.4 
 2. Alingue, Souffel2.3 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.4 
 4. Mendy, Lievin1.3 
 5. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 
 6. N''Diaye, Souffel1.0 
 7. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 8. Lopez, Brest1.0 
 9. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 10. Kaunisto, Blois0.8 


Belser's 29 points and 9 rebounds give him NM1 Player of the Week award (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
29-year old forward Corey Belser (200-F-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Charleville and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 29 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Charleville in his team's victory, helping them to crush Brest (#12, 2-4) with 16-point margin 98-82. Charleville is placed at 2nd position in NM1. They are still close to the very top. Charleville would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Belser had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Charleville's top player in his first season with the team. Corey Belser averages this season 15.3ppg and 6.8rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Gary Staelens (189-G-84) of Blois. He is former international guard in his first season at Blois. In the last game Staelens recorded impressive 30 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Blois to another comfortable win 87-71 over slightly higher-ranked Roche (#3, 5-1) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Blois to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Staelens is a newcomer at Blois and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Blois' star - forward Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82). Kaunisto scored 12 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Blois, helping his team with a 87-71 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Roche (#3, 5-1). Blois needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Kaunisto has a great season in France. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-F/C-94) of CFBB - 23 points and 10 rebounds
5. Yassine Bassine (198-G-84) of Sorgues - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Damien Griffin (203-C/F-80) of Sorgues - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ian Caskill (207-C-81) of Cognac - 12 points and 13 rebounds
8. Julien Lesieu (199-F-83) of St Quentin - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Lavar Simmons (201-F/C-83) of Roche - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84) of Brest - 22 points and 5 rebounds

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


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


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Boulazac 5-0 
 2. Limoges 5-0 
 3. Bordeaux 4-1 
 4. Fos Ouest 4-1 
 5. Evreux 3-2 
 6. Boulogne 3-2 
 7. Nantes 3-2 
 8. St Vallier 3-2 
 9. Chalons-Reims 3-2 
 10. Rouen 2-3 
 11. Le Portel 2-3 
 12. Bourg 2-3 
 13. Maurienne 1-4 
 14. Quimper 1-4 
 15. Denain 1-4 
 16. Vichy 1-4 
 17. Antibes 1-4 
 18. Lille 1-4 
 19. St Etienne 0-0 


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-T.
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.28.5 
 2. Chatfield, Paris-.23.8 
 3. Parker, AS.19.3 
 4. Rochestie, Le Mans19.0 
 5. Cox, Le Havre17.8 
 6. Williams, Paris-.17.8 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.17.5 
 8. Batista, Le Mans17.3 
 9. Schilb, Chalon16.5 
 10. Wise, Le Havre16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Akingbala, Nancy10.3 
 2. Aminu, Chalon9.8 
 3. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.3 
 4. Hughes, Hyeres-T.9.0 
 5. Falker, Cholet8.5 
 6. Jackson, Roanne7.5 
 7. Armstrong, AS.7.0 
 8. Issa, Gravelines7.0 
 9. Krupalija, Hyeres.6.8 
 10. Harper, Strasbourg6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon14.5 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans7.0 
 3. Linehan, Nancy7.0 
 4. Pellin, Orleans6.0 
 5. Barrett, Roanne5.8 
 6. Meacham, Paris-.5.3 
 7. Parker, AS.5.3 
 8. Albicy, Gravelines5.3 
 9. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 10. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Linehan, Nancy2.8 
 2. Parker, AS.2.3 
 3. Acker, Le Mans2.3 
 4. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 5. Goss, AS.2.3 
 6. Batum, Nancy2.3 
 7. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 8. Kahudi, Le Mans2.0 
 9. Fournier, Poitiers2.0 
 10. Guillard, Poitiers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Demetris NICHOLS
  Cholet
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Nichols, Cholet1.8 
 2. Williams, Paris-.1.5 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 4. Issa, Gravelines1.5 
 5. Covile, Nanterre1.5 
 6. Sy, Orleans1.3 
 7. Batista, Le Mans1.0 
 8. Gobert, Cholet1.0 
 9. Jeanneau, Stras.1.0 
 10. Falker, Cholet1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Denain
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. James, Denain19.2 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac19.0 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.8 
 4. Barro, Bourg18.4 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel18.0 
 6. Denave, St Vallier17.8 
 7. Milbourne, Limoges17.8 
 8. Ramseyer, Nantes17.2 
 9. Sonko, Bourg16.4 
 10. Wood, Evreux16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Massie, Limoges12.4 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.2 
 3. Prowell, St Vallier10.0 
 4. Rossiter, Denain10.0 
 5. Brown, Maurienne9.4 
 6. Allen, Antibes9.4 
 7. Daniels, Chalons-.8.8 
 8. Barro, Bourg8.6 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac8.4 
 10. Badiane, Antibes8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Copeland, Bourg7.2 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel5.6 
 3. Rowland, Evreux5.6 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.4 
 5. Denave, St Vallier5.2 
 6. Njoya, Boulazac5.0 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.8 
 8. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.6 
 9. Gomis, Limoges4.6 
 10. Fergerson, Nantes4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle SHILOH
  St Vallier
  (191-PG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Shiloh, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Patiejunas, Rouen2.6 
 3. Charles, Nantes2.6 
 4. James, Denain2.4 
 5. Paelay, Quimper2.4 
 6. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.2 
 7. Flowers, Vichy2.2 
 8. Milbourne, Limoges2.2 
 9. Denave, St Vallier2.0 
 10. Taylor, Le Portel2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.6 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.1.8 
 3. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 5. Massie, Limoges1.4 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.3 
 7. Barro, Bourg1.2 
 8. Ramseyer, Nantes1.0 
 9. Aka, Vichy1.0 
 10. Barrett, St Valli.1.0 


Cunningham's double-double lands him ProB Player of the Week award (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
24-year old Kurt Cunningham (205-C/F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Bordeaux and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Maurienne (#13, 1-4) 83-82. Bordeaux is placed at 3rd position in ProB. They are still close to the very top. Bordeaux would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Cunningham turned to be Bordeaux's top player in his first season with the team. Kurt Cunningham averages this season 15.0ppg and 5.6rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85, agency: Court Side) of Evreux. He is American in his first season at Evreux. In the last game Wood recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Evreux to another comfortable win 90-77 over the lower-ranked Le Portel (#11, 2-3) being unquestionably team leader. Evreux's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Wood is a newcomer at Evreux and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Kyle Shiloh (191-PG-85) of St Vallier (#8). Shiloh scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of St Vallier, leading his team to a 80-73 win against the lower-ranked Quimper (#14, 1-4). St Vallier needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Shiloh has a very solid season. In 5 games in France he scored 15.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Landon Milbourne (201-PF-87) of Limoges - 35 points and 8 rebounds
5. Wilbert Brown (199-PF-84) of Maurienne - 18 points and 15 rebounds
6. Tony Stanley (194-SG-77) of Boulogne - 35 points and 3 rebounds
7. Austen Rowland (186-PG-81) of Evreux - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Ronnie Taylor (188-PG-81) of Le Portel - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Juwann James (198-F/C-87) of Denain - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Kyle McAlarney (185-G-87) of Limoges - 19 points and 6 assists

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


Brest signs PF/C Brice Vounang - by Eurobasket News
Brice Vounang (202-F/C-82, college: San Diego) will continue his career in France. The Cameroonian PF/C penned a deal wcith Brest for rest of the season. Actually, Vounand already made debut with his new team. He shined with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Charleville on Saturday evening. Brest lost that game on the road 98-82. Brice Vounang spent last season with Saint Vallier. He appeared 34 times with them in ProB averaging 13.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. He already played for Brest in 2009/10 season. At that time he had 12 ppg and 5.4 rpg for 9 games in ProB. Earlier, Brice Vounang was a member of Rouen, Charleville and Belgian Pepinster. He played for the Cameroonian NT from 2007 to 2009.

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  FYR MACEDONIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Brooks, ABA S.26.0 
 2. Life, Lirija24.0 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus23.3 
 4. Janjusevic, Kuman.22.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnic.22.3 
 6. Dahlman, MZT S.22.0 
 7. Frye, Feni Indistr.22.0 
 8. Radulovic, Vardar22.0 
 9. Boswell, ABA S.20.3 
 10. Jelesijevic, Kuma.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.10.0 
 2. Simic, Lirija8.0 
 3. Frye, Feni Indistr.8.0 
 4. Buha, Kozuv8.0 
 5. Trajkovski, Torus7.0 
 6. Cekovski, MZT S.7.0 
 7. Knezevic, Feni I.6.8 
 8. Cole, Rabotnicki6.3 
 9. Mitchell, Lirija6.3 
 10. Tasovski, Rabotni.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.8.0 
 2. Ocokoljic, Feni I.4.3 
 3. Tasevski, Vardar4.0 
 4. Morban, Lirija3.7 
 5. Bogoev, Rabotnicki3.7 
 6. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.3 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar3.0 
 8. Samardziev, Feni I.3.0 
 9. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.0 
 10. Dimitrovski, Kozuv3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marko SIMONOVSKI
  Feni I.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Simonovski, Feni I.3.5 
 2. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.0 
 3. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.7 
 4. Stajic, Lirija2.7 
 5. Georgievski, Vardar2.0 
 6. Ford, Feni Indistr.2.0 
 7. Brooks, ABA S.2.0 
 8. Turner, Torus S.1.7 
 9. Morban, Lirija1.7 
 10. Ocokoljic, Feni I.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sinisa AVRAMOVSKI
  Lirija
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Avramovski, Lirija2.0 
 2. Cole, Rabotnicki1.7 
 3. Knezevic, Feni I.1.0 
 4. Jelesijevic, Kuman.0.7 
 5. Chappell, ABA S.0.7 
 6. Mitchell, Lirija0.7 
 7. Pajic, Vardar0.5 
 8. Filipovic, Lirija0.3 
 9. Simonovski, Feni I.0.3 
 10. Buha, Kozuv0.3 


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  GEORGIA   


Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. Sokhumi 3-0 
 2. Armia 2-0 
 3. TSU Tbilisi 2-0 
 4. MIA Tbilisi 2-1 
 5. Kutaisi 2-1 
 6. STU Tbilisi 2-1 
 7. Olympus 1-1 
 8. Samedicino 1-2 
 9. Batumi 0-3 
 10. Dinamo Tbilisi 0-3 
 11. Rustavi 0-3 


Superleague Round 3: Sokhumi keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Sokhumi as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Sokhumi defeated bottom-ranked Dinamo Tbilisi at home 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by Sokhumi. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Sokhumi had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. International guard Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) contributed with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) answered with 10 points and 5 assists for Dinamo Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi's coach Davit Tortladze rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sokhumi have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Rustavi and Batumi. Dinamo Tbilisi will play next round against Samedicino-Academia trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi - Samedicino-Academia. Sokhumi will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Olympus. It will be extra interesting game as Olympus is their local rival from Tbilisi.
Undefeated MIA (2-1) recorded its first loss in Tbilisi. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Olympus (1-1) 80-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MIA. It was a great evening for the former international guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 14 assists. Ilija Milutinovic helped adding 24 points and 16 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Robo Kreps (182-88, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: N.E.T.) with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Newly promoted Olympus maintains seventh place with 1-1 record. MIA at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with Kutaisi and STU Tbilisi. Olympus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kutaisi (2-1) against leader Armia (2-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Kutaisi was crushed by Armia in Tbilisi 89-49. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kutaisi. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for Sundiata Gaines who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Teymuraz Babunashvili came up with 13 points for Kutaisi in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. Loser Kutaisi dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with MIA Tbilisi and STU Tbilisi. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Energy Invest (#10) forced the game against STU (#6) into an overtime, but lost by four points 82-86. The best player for the winners was Zurab Machaladze who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. STU (2-1) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kutaisi and MIA Tbilisi. Energy Invest at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. STU's next round opponent will be Batumi (#9) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Batumi (0-3) and Samedicino-Academia (1-2), which took place in Tbilisi. Bottom-ranked Batumi lost to eleventh ranked Samedicino-Academia in a road game 67-85 on Saturday. It was a good game for Beqa Chikviladze who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Samedicino-Academia left bottom position moving up to eighth place. It was Batumi's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.



Sokhumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 84-73

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Sokhumi as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Sokhumi defeated bottom-ranked Dinamo Tbilisi at home 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by Sokhumi. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Sokhumi had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. International guard Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) answered with 10 points and 5 assists. Dinamo Tbilisi's coach Davit Tortladze rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sokhumi have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Rustavi and Batumi. Dinamo Tbilisi will play next round against Samedicino-Academia trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi - Samedicino-Academia. Sokhumi will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Olympus. It will be extra interesting game as Olympus is their local rival from Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: L.Parghalava 28+9reb+6ast, L.Patsatsia 27+10reb+5ast, V.Kadaria 10+12reb+1ast, I.Chlaidze 8+2reb, S.Atuashvili 6+4reb+1ast, T.Kankia 3+1ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: G.Markhvashvili 13+1reb+1ast, L.Sukhishvili 11+4reb, G.Bakradze 10+4reb+5ast,
gschID: 153196


MIA Tbilisi - Olympus 72-80

Undefeated MIA (2-1) recorded its first loss in Tbilisi. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Olympus (1-1) 80-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MIA. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Olympus players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 14 assists. Serbian center Ilija Milutinovic (213-88, college: Oakland, agency: Global Sports Plaza) helped adding 24 points and 16 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Robo Kreps (182-88, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: N.E.T.) with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Newly promoted Olympus maintains seventh place with 1-1 record. MIA at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with Kutaisi and STU Tbilisi. Olympus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Olympus: I.Milutinovic 24+16reb+2ast, G.Gamqrelidze 22+7reb+14ast, N.Sljuka 14+1reb+3ast, M.Berishvili 9+8reb+1ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 6+1reb+1ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 5+3reb
MIA Tbilisi: R.Kreps 34+10reb+4ast, A.Dvalishvili 16+6reb+1ast,
gschID: 153197


Armia - Kutaisi 89-49

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kutaisi (2-1) against leader Armia (2-0) on Saturday night. Visiting Kutaisi was crushed by Armia in Tbilisi 89-49. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kutaisi. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kutaisi to just 6 points in third quarter. Armia dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Kutaisi's 18. Armia forced 19 Kutaisi turnovers and outrebounded them 49-34 including 21 on the offensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Sundiata Gaines (185-86, college: Georgia, agency: Strategic Sports) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) accounted for 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Four Armia players scored in double figures. Naturalized Russian guard Teymuraz Babunashvili (185-90) came up with 13 points and guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) added 12 points respectively for Kutaisi in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. Loser Kutaisi dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with MIA Tbilisi and STU Tbilisi. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Top scorers:
Armia: S.Gaines 18+4reb+5ast, G.Diaz 16+1reb, J.Richardson 14+11reb+1ast, W.Thomas 11+7reb+2ast, J.Kjellbom 7+6reb, A.Boisa 7+7reb+1ast
Kutaisi: T.Babunashvili 13+4reb+2ast, L.Tsekvava 12+3reb+2ast, G.Barbakadze 6+4reb, D.Barbakadze 5+2reb, Z.Pashayev 5+3reb+1ast, B.Koridze 3+1reb
gschID: 153193


Samedicino - Batumi 85-67

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Batumi (0-3) and Samedicino-Academia (1-2), which took place in Tbilisi. Bottom-ranked Batumi lost to eleventh ranked Samedicino-Academia in a road game 67-85 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 53-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Samedicino-Academia dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 30. They outrebounded Batumi 55-33 including a 37-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Beka Bekauri (207-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Samedicino-Academia players scored in double figures. The former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and forward Avtandil Eliashvili (200-89) added 16 points in the effort for Batumi. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Samedicino-Academia left bottom position moving up to eighth place. It was Batumi's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Samedicino: B.Chikviladze 21+8reb+5ast, B.Bekauri 15+11reb+1ast, M.Chochua 14+9reb+2ast, K.Tomaradze 12+4reb+3ast, G.Shvangiradze 8+6reb+4ast,
Batumi: A.Eliashvili 16+2reb, L.Keshelava 14+13reb+2ast, I.Mikeladze 9+4ast, N.Ramishvili 8+5reb+5ast, I.Maisuradze 7+1reb+1ast, M.Bolkvadze 7+9reb+2ast
gschID: 153194


STU Tbilisi - Rustavi 86-82 OT

Energy Invest (#10) forced the game against STU (#6) into an overtime, but lost by four points 82-86. Energy Invest was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 24-15 charge of STU, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 11-7. STU outrebounded Energy Invest 76-34 including a 35-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. 36 personal fouls committed by Energy Invest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Zurab Machaladze (198-92) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Zviad Antadze (198-88, college: Monroe Coll.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds and forward Gela Kopaliani (193-90) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. STU (2-1) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kutaisi and MIA Tbilisi. Energy Invest at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. STU's next round opponent will be Batumi (#9) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
STU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 22+4reb+3ast, Z.Antadze 17+13reb+3ast, Z.Machaladze 16+16reb+2ast, V.Beruashvili 9+9reb, T.Chachibaia 8+7reb, I.Kobidze 7+4reb
Rustavi: R.Chachanidze 22+5reb+2ast, G.Kopaliani 17+8reb+3ast, D.Artsividze 14+5reb+5ast, Z.Machavariani 9+1reb+1ast, D.Gugava 6+4reb+1ast, Z.Tvaradze 6+3reb
gschID: 153195




Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robo KREPS
  MIA Tbilisi
  (182-G-88)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi27.7 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.26.0 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi23.0 
 4. Chikviladze, Samed.19.3 
 5. Milutinovic, Olymp.18.5 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 7. Panchulidze, TSU T.18.0 
 8. Khaniashvili, STU17.3 
 9. Niniashvili, TSU T.16.5 
 10. Gamqrelidze, Olym.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 16
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.16.0 
 2. Machaladze, STU T.12.3 
 3. Arabic, Rustavi11.0 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 5. Niniashvili, TSU T.9.5 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi9.3 
 7. Patsatsia, Sokhumi9.0 
 8. Shermadini, TSU T.8.5 
 9. Berishvili, Olympus8.0 
 10. Kadaria, Sokhumi8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.10.5 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.6.7 
 3. Mikeladze, Batumi5.7 
 4. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.5 
 5. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi5.3 
 6. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.7 
 7. Artsividze, Rustavi4.7 
 8. Gaines, Armia4.5 
 9. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
 10. Gaprindashvi., So.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Revaz CHACHANIDZE
  Rusta.
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Chachanidze, Rust.3.3 
 2. Sanadze, Dinamo T.3.0 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.3.0 
 4. Thomas, Armia2.5 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 6. Chikviladze, Samed.2.3 
 7. Beruashvili, STU T.2.3 
 8. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.2.0 
 9. Barbakadze, Kutaisi2.0 
 10. Chitashvili, TSU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.4.0 
 2. Toudjani, MIA T.2.7 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.2.7 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi2.3 
 5. Beruashvili, STU T.2.0 
 6. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi2.0 
 7. Kjellbom, Armia2.0 
 8. Gugava, Rustavi1.3 
 9. Bolkvadze, Batumi1.0 
 10. Barbakadze, Kutai.1.0 


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  GERMANY   


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


Frank Robinson Back In The Beko BBL With The Artland Dragons - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
It has been some years since Frank Robinson (193-G-84, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) last showed his basketball talent in Germany, but he is back now getting a contract until the end of the season with the Artland Dragons. The club has reacted to the injury to American guard Bryan Bailey and have a strong player with Robinson and should give them help in many ways. Robinson is a 27 year old 194cm guard from California. This season, he played briefly for Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague, starting five): Eurochallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 16.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0bpg, 'Robinson was exactly the same type of player that we were looking for since he doesn't play the same position as Bryan Bailey, but more the position two/three. He has good quality, has experience in European leagues and in the Beko BBL and is in good physical shape since he has already played this season. We don't know how much longer Bailey will be out so we have to be prepared for the worst. He is athletic and a good defender. I hope he helps us on defense against other teams and helps with scoring from the wing', stressed Artland Dragons head coach Stefan Koch

Robinson played at
Cal.St. Fullerton (NCAA) and in his senior year in 2007-2008 played 32 games: 15.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3Pts: 34.2%, FT: 73.8%. He started his professional basketball career in 2008 for the Atlanta Hawks (NBA), left in Oct.'08, then moved to Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia-Liga UPC, starting five): Adriatic League: 17 games: 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.1spg; Euroleague: 8 games: 6.8ppg, 3.3rpg, in Feb.'09 signed at EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 11 games: 11.0ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 53.2%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 73.5%. In 2009-2010, he played for the Atlanta Hawks (NBA), only pre-season, in Dec.'09 moved to Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League, starting five): 38 games: 12.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.7apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 24.3%, FT: 69.2%. Last season, he played twice against the Deutsche Bank Skyliners and played for : Maccabi Haifa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): EuroChallenge: 14 games: 9.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 59.5%; Israeli League: 28 games: 12.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-2 (2.4spg), FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 61.1%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Big West Regular Season Runner-Up -07, Big West Tournament Semifinals -07, All-Big West Honorable Mention -07, All-Big West Defensive Player of the Year -08, All-Big West 2nd Team -08, Big West All-Tournament Team -08, Big West Tournament Winner -08, WCBL Rookie of the Year -08, Slovenian Cup Winner -09, All-WCBL 1st Team -08, Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year -11, and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team -11.

Source: Artland Dragons


Dashaun Wood And His Baldis Angels Solve How To Take Apart The Fraport Skyliners 83-57 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Sometimes returning back to an ex stomping ground can be as painful for a professional athlete like it is for a once cute Jerry Maguire kid Jonathan Lipnicki getting blasted by Family Guy for growing into something less than attractive, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler falling on his face in a Paraguay hotel room shower loosing a few teeth suffering from dehydration or ex NFL star Terrell Owens giving a topless try out for NFL teams and not getting a thumbs up from NFL legend Jerry Rice and Keyshawn Johnson. This weekend marked the return of Baldis Angels who are the three ex Skyliners Derrick Allen who will always have hero status in Frankfurt and 2004 Beko BBL champion head coach Gordon Herbert and 2011 Beko BBL MVP DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) who left on less friendly terms sneaking out the back door to the German capital last summer. Charlies Angels is a popular American detective series from the 70s and had a successful movie a decade back who were a trio of hot women solving crimes, while the 8 time Beko BBL champion Alba Berlin have Baldis angels who solve ways to win on the court and had little difficulty getting run off the court, but moreover solved quickly how to lead their team to a demolition of their ex team 83-57. We three have fought hard to have a career in Berlin and now are in the process of bringing titles to Berlin. Herbert and Allen have played for titles in Frankfurt and I being the current MVP, we hope that these three angels can come together and bring titles to Berlin, warned Detroit native DaShaun Wood. Those angels bring much to the table. Herbert leads them, Wood does so much setting team up and creating for himself and Allen is a tough player that brings energy and goes hard to the glass, stressed 2011 Milwaukee Bucks Draft pick Jon Leuer. Herbert, Allen and Wood are agreat combination. They play well together like basketball angels, added Skyliner guard Michael Thompson. Second year man Bryce Taylor had to watch from the bench nursing a shoulder injury, but watched Baldis angels with enjoyment. We have a great coach who is tough on us, but gets the best out of each player. Allen and Wood are our leaders and we know that we can count on them. They lead by example, but can be vocal. They solved a way to lead us to victory, but each guy on the team helped tonight. They didnt need me tonight. We have a deep team. When a guy is out, others step up, commented Bryce Taylor.

The Fraport Skyliners lost their third game in a row and if they hadnt been saved by a Justin Gray buzzer beater against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg would be 0-4, but instead have a poor 1-3 record in the once so hard to lose Fraport arena. The team didnt give satisfactory performances against Oldenburg and Bonn and played even worse against Alba Berlin. Alba Berlinstarted the season off slow with a 1-2 record, but since their second loss in a row in Hagen, have won their last two games and seem to be on a good way now. Gordon Herbert had a smile after the win and seemed very content about coming back to an old stomping ground and the team performance. I think our intensity in the first quarter is what got us started. We played good defense which got our confidence going. After our bad loss in Hagen two weeks ago, I think that the guys learned from that and they have gotten better. I feel for my ex players. When you play the game you are the enemy, but still I was greeted nicely and it was nice to be back. I only wish the Skyliners the best, stressed Alba Berlin head coach Gordon Herbert. Basketball life doesnt get any easier for the Fraport Skyliners in the next weeks and will want to forget this game as quickly as possible it was more ugly than Frankenstein suddenly appearing at your door for Halloween. Alba Berlin beat us in every facet of the game. Our biggest problem is on defense. We seem to always allow the opponent into a rhythm in which their confidence grows and grows and then they just cant seem to miss their shots, warned Skyliner forward Jon Leuer.Effort and energy were great tonight and key for the win, stressed DaShaun Wood.

DaShaun Wood received a few boos as he was announced, but not as bad as one may have anticipated. Shortly before the jump ball, Marius Nolte had a huge grin for DaShaun Wood as they quickly greeted each other and then the game commenced. In the first minute it seemed more like Derrick Allen-Jon Leuer as both guys were trying to find their rhythm early and did hitting two shots. Leuer made a nice turn around jumper that most likely impressed Milwauke Bucks GM John Hammond who was in attendance watching the game. However, Alba Berlin quickly broke away going on a 8-2 run to lead 10-2. The biggest thorn in the side of the Fraport Skyliners was ex Skyliner DaShaun Wood who scored twice and got to the foul line. However The Fraport Skyliners quickly found an answer going on a 11-6 run to cut the Alba Berlin lead to 16-13. Allen scored inside getting an extra pass from Boston native Torin Francis and then Frankfurt struck as German national player Johannes Herber hit a three pointer scooting around a block and Jon Leuer getting an easy lay up cruising past Toron Francis like a black stallion. Gray then hit a step up jumper over Sven Schultze and Alba Berlin led only 16-13. However as quick as Frankfurt had struck, Alba Berlin matched their intensity and returned with their own 10-0 run as Frankfurt showed another inconsistency phase. Three Germans scored in a row with Lucca Staiger making a three pointer from the corner, Idbihi scoring inside getting a nice Wood pass, Schultze making a three pointer and Wood making one of his typical lay ins as Alba Berlin quickly had the comfortable 26-13 lead after one quarter. We were ready to play in the first quarter. We found our rhythm quickly on defense making it hard for Frankfurt to run their offense. We shared the ball well and Wood found the passing lanes and got us out on transition, stressed Bryce Taylor. Alba Berlin was shooting 63% from the field and 67% from outside while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 36% from the field and 33% from outside. Alba Berlin led the rebound duel 9-6 and had two turnovers while Alba Berlin only had two turnovers.

Just like in the first quarter, Jon Leuer got off to a quick start making a fade away jumper, but sooner or later German national player Heiko Schaffartzik would make his presence nailing a bomb from downtown with the shot clock winding down. Alba Berlin left off from their strong first quarter going on a 14-6 run to lead 40-21. Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin finally inserted ex NBA player Jermareo Davidson who made his debut and hit his first short a lay up getting set up by Justin Gray. It really didnt matter where Alba Berlin wa son the floor, they hit almost everything. Serb Marko Simonovic hit a difficult runner making the bucket hard off the glass, Allen hit another typical fade away jumper and Schaffartzik another three pointer from the wing. Frankfurt wasnt being aggressive enough giving too many open looks to Alba Berlin. Even when Alba Berlin wasnt hitting a shot, the team was able to do most of the little things right like getting offensive rebounds or tipping rebounds to teammates. One of the few bright spots for Frankfurt was guard Michael Thompson who scored inside as Alba Berlin led only 42-23. However Alba Berlin continued to pick their spots and do what they wanted on offense like Paris Hilton does when shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills going on a 7-2 run to go into halftime with the commanding 49-26 lead. In this run, DaShaun Wood dropped a three pointer and Schaffartzik didnt feel like annoying Frankfurt with bombs, but now hurt them with two scores inside including getting a goal tending call as Tim Ohlbrecht batted his floater away. We put our focus on defense in the second quarter. We rebounded well and we simply knocked down shots. Schaffartzik hit big shots that were back breakers for the Skyliners, stressed Bryce Taylor. Alba Berlin were shooting 54% from the field and 42% from the three point line while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 43% from the field and 14% from the three point line. Alba Berlin had the 18-10 rebound edge and only four turnovers while the Fraport Skyliners had 10 turnovers.

In the third quarter, everyone in the Fraport arena were waiting for a response by the Fraport Skyliners, but instead of launching a big comeback, the fans saw a low scoring third quarter as Frankfurt continued to have problems and despite the big lead, Alba Berlin wasnt threatened by their less scoring. Alba Berlin started with a mini 4-0 run to extend their lead to 53-26 as DaShaun Wood went coast to coast with a lay in after Quantez Robertson missed a dunk and Mr ballerina Derrick Allen scored on a perfect fast break play as Wood found the Alabama native as the trailer on the play. The Fraport Skyliners then found some basketball daylight going on a 7-0 run to cut the Alba Berlin lead to 56-30. Jon Leuer found Davidson free under the basket setting up the big guy with a dunk, Gray made a fade away jumper and Johannes Herber hit a three pointer. Idbihi and Thompson then traded baskets as Alba Berlin led 58-33. Then it was time for Heiko Schaffartzik to take center stage again as he has been known for making the most wildest three pointers and this time hit an off balance shot from the corner as Thompson was all over him. Ex NBA player Kyle Weaver then scored inside who stayed very quiet in this blow out win as Frankfurt trailed 63-33. Jon Leuer then gave a little something for the fans to cheer about making a thunderous dunk over Schaffartzik from the wing. After 30 minutes the game was more than decided as Alba Berlin led 63-36. It is sometimes difficult to keep your focus in a blow out game, but we kept our focus and continued to take away the strength of Frankfurt slowing down Leuer and Gray, expressed Bryce Taylor. Alba Berlin was shooting 47% from the field and 37% from the parking lot while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 37% from the field and 17% from the parking lot. Alba Berlin had the 26-24 rebound edge and only five turnovers while the Fraport Skyliners had 15 turnovers.

The fourth quarter stayed even in the offense of both teams as The Fraport Skyliners were unable to get something going in the fourth quarter as Alba Berlin stayed focus and stormed out on a 7-2 run to extend their lead to 70-38. Wood hit a three pointer and another typical road runner sprint to the hole finishing with his left hand and Schultze capitalized on a Skyliner mental mistake catching a Staiger airball and playing cherry picker and laying the ball in and Frankfurt watched. Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin experimented more having three Germans on the floor at a time with Danilo Barthel, Falko Theilig and Fabian Franke. After a deep Wood three pointer from Hoechst train station, the Fraport Skyliners seemed to have a last gasp of air going on a 9-1 run to cut the Alba Berlin lead to 75-50. Nolte scored inside getting a perfect behind the back pass from Gray and Jimmy Mckinney and Thompson hit three pointers. In the last two minutes Thompson scored on a nice floater and lay up and Schultze, Gray and Staiger hit three pointers. In the fourth quarter, it was Schultze who got it going. He always works hard and is ready to play, stated Bryce Taylor. We were stagnant on offense, but you have to give Alba Berlin credit. They played good defense, but we could have had better ball movement and we didnt finish on lay ups. On defense, you cant allow a guy like Schaffartzik to get his feet set and a clear look, because then its over as we saw. We didnt rebound well on defense and gave up too many transition baskets, stressed Jon Leuer. Alba Berlin sport director and ex German national player Mithat Demirel was smiling before the game as if he had an inkling of what may happen and increased his smile after the big win. We were very disciplined on defense. When we can play like that on the road then it is a big advantage. Our training has been going well the last weeks and the players are understanding more and more what it takes to win. Our good defense sparked our offense and getting and hitting open shots was a big help, stressed Mithat Demirel.

Alba Berlin was led by DaShaun Wood with 21 points, three rebounds, four assists and four steals. Heiko Schaffartzik added 18 points and four assists. Sven Schultze and Derrick Allen chipped in with 10 points a piece. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Michael Thompson with 14 points. Jon leuer produced 13 points and eight rebounds. Justin Gray had nine points and five assists. The Fraport Skyliners were at the mercy of Alba Berlin in just about every offensive category. Alba Berlin shot over 40% from the field and from outside while Frankfurt was ok at 43% from the field, but cold again from the parking lot shooting a dismal 26%. Alba Berlin won the rebounding duel 33-31, but gave up 10 offensive rebounds. A 18-7 turnover disadvantage for the Fraport Skyliners tells another story not too mention the Alba Berlin 34-17points in the paint advantage and their 16-7 fast break points edge. Before the game Skyliner Jimmy Mckinney was all smiles after the 7 game win of his St Louis Cardinals winning the World Series, but after the loss to Alba Berlin, his mood was at an alltime low and had little explanation for the reasons of the desolate play of Frankfurt. We have to get better in a lot of places. We have a lot of holes. Our defense was terrible. Our bad defense led to bad offense, stressed Jimmy Mckinney. Despite the current difficult times for The Fraport Skyliners, Mithat demirel sees hope in his ex coach Muli Katzurin. Muli is a good coach. The roster is thin at the moment. There are many new players, but I am sure the team will find each other, added Mithat Demirel. The Fraport Skyliners look to snap their three game losing streak in Bamberg November 5th.



John Bryant claims 1.Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American John Bryant (208-C-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Ratiopharm and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 24-year old center had a double-double of 26 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Walter Tigers (#18, 0-6), the league's bottom-ranked team 92-77. Ratiopharm is placed at 2nd position in German 1.Bundesliga. They are still close to the very top. Ratiopharm would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. It's Bryant's second year at Ratiopharm and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Santa Clara University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bryant leads league in rebounds with 10.7rpg. Bryant is in league's top in and averages solid 64.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American power forward Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances) of Art.Dragons. King impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Art.Dragons was edged by the higher-ranked Bremerhaven (#5, 4-2) 86-83. This loss caused Art.Dragons to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. King is a newcomer at Art.Dragons and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85) of Bremerhaven (#5). Martin scored 23 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Bremerhaven, leading his team to a 86-83 win against the lower-ranked Art.Dragons (#8, 3-3). Bremerhaven needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Martin has a very solid season. In 5 games in Germany he scored 11.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maurice Jeffers (194-G/F-79) of LTi 46ers - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bobby Brown (188-G-84) of EWE Baskets - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Per Guenther (185-G-88) of Ratiopharm - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Anthony Leon Tucker (198-F-85) of Brose Baskets - 22 points and 5 rebounds
8. Nate Linhart (201-F-86) of TBB Trier - 14 points and 7 rebounds
9. Brian Roberts (188-G-85) of Brose Baskets - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
10. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85) of ALBA - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists

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


ProB round 8 best performance: Dijon Smith - by Eurobasket News
American forward Dijon Smith (203-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Wulfen, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 22-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Bernau (#13, 0-8), the league's bottom-ranked team 97-83. It allowed Wulfen to take over top position in the German ProB. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Wulfen has a very solid 6-2 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Smith turned to be Wulfen's top player in his first season with the team. Former Fort Hays State University star has very solid stats this year. Smith is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 9.3rpg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg and 69.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Kedrick Johnson (192-F-83) of Noerdlingen. Johnson had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Noerdlingen to another comfortable win 92-73 over the lower-ranked Giessen (#9, 2-5) being unquestionably team leader. Noerdlingen's 3rd position in South has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Johnson is a newcomer at Noerdlingen, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-F-87, agency: Interperformances) of league's second-best Hannover. Doerksen scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Hannover, leading his team to a 96-89 win against the lower-ranked Schwelm (#8, 3-4). Hannover is closer and closer to the top of the standings in North. They will still need more victories. But 5-1 record is not that bad... Doerksen has a great season in Germany. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.9ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Steve Briggs (178-G-85) of Wulfen - 31 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Sebastian Trzcionka (197-F-79) of Bernau - 30 points and 2 rebounds
6. Vincent Kittmann (199-F-88) of Herten - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Aaron Fleetwood (206-F-84) of BSW Sixers - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Anthony Pettaway (203-C-87) of Rist Wedel - 26 points and 7 rebounds
9. Martinis Woody (201-F/C-82) of Bernau - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Leonhard Oehlmann (204-F-90) of Hannover - 18 points and 10 rebounds

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


EnBW Ludwigsburg Release Terrell Harris - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EnBW Ludwigsburg have announced that they will not give American Terrell Harris (196-G-87, agency: Dream Hoops, college: Oklahoma St.) a contract after his try out phase ended. Harris had come shortly before the season started to replace American Seth Tarver who didnt fill the requirements from head coach Markus Jochum . Harris played 6 games averaging 2,5ppg, 2,2rpg and 1,0apg in 13,0 minutes per game. 'The development from Harris was simply too little with what we needed at this position. He has the ability and potential to become a good Beko BBL player, but he still needs time to find his style, but we cant give him this time. We had to come to a decision that wasnt easy, but we were thinking about the team constellation and just too little came from him', stressed Markus Jochum .

Source: EnBW Ludwigsburg




Been a long time - by Corey Hassan
Whats up people,
It's been awhile since I last posted so its about time I got on here and posted some updates. This is my first year playing overseas and it definitely took me a little while to adjust to the different style of play. Back in college it was a lot more one on one, try to make something happen basketball. A lot of guys who could take over a game and would take over a game and make plays for themselves and their teammates. On my team here it definitely took a little while for me to adjust to the new style but I feel like I am finally comfortable with the European style of play and am starting to get into a good rythm. Unfortunately we are win-less as of now and have been struggling since we are a new team in the Pro A. We also had a new american come in recently to help us out with opposing teams big-men and rebounding, however he was injured in practice. I think we are making good steps and I hope we can string some wins together soon. A few of us have been puttin in extra work lately with extra lifting, extra shooting and ball handling and are definitely doing our part to try to help us get some wins.

As for adjusting to the new culture it has definitely been a blessing to be over here and see a part of the world playing a sport I love. There have definitely been times where I will miss my family and friends a lot, but I love it here and love the fact that I am over here doing something I love. I am especially thankful I get to be over here with my girlfriend and we get to experience everything together. It also is great having her around with all the downtime outside of basketball. Sure I do get real down when we lose but it's important for us to keep fighting and working hard to get some wins. I feel like I finally found my rythm and am feeling good about my game right now and am going to do all I can to help get some W's!


Leitershofen/Stadtbergen adds DeWayne Richardson - by Moritz Korff
Pro A team BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen will bring in center veteran DeWayne Richardson (202-C-77, college: Fairmont St.) to replace Christian Ellis (206-F/C-84, college: Wake Forest), who will be sidelined with a knee injury for several months.
Richardson is 34 years of age and has had stints in ten different countries as a professional basketball player thus far. He is a 1999 graduate of NCAA Division 2 school Fairmont State and started as a pro in Norway. Through the years he also played in Austria, France, Chile, Syria, Turkey, Finland, Germany, Argentina and his native USA. In 2009-2010 he averaged 11.2 points and 9.3 rebounds a game for BG Karlsruhe in Pro A action. Most recently Richardson played for Adelante Reconquista of Argentina. He appeared in 28 games during the 2010-11 campaign, averaging 14.8 points as well as 9.7 boards per contest in the second Argentinian league.


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Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Aiolos Trikallon 5-0 
 2. Niki Volou 4-1 
 3. Irakleio 3-1 
 4. Near East 3-1 
 5. Anagennisi 3-2 
 6. Doukas 3-2 
 7. Filathlitikos 3-2 
 8. Koroivos 3-2 
 9. Stratoni 3-2 
 10. Egaleo 3-2 
 11. Diagoras 2-3 
 12. MENT 2-3 
 13. Aias Evosmou 1-4 
 14. Agia Paraskevis 1-4 
 15. Halkidona 0-5 
 16. Iraklis 0-5 


Iliadis' 32-point game gives him A2 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
32-year old guard Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for Ermis Lagkada and receives a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 32 points adding eight rebounds and eight assists for Ermis Lagkada in his team's victory, helping them to beat Nea Kifisia (#7, 3-3) 79-65. Ermis Lagkada is placed at 5th position in A2. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Ermis Lagkada will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Iliadis had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Ermis Lagkada's top player in his first season with the team. Iliadis has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.3ppg. Iliadis is in league's top in assists (9th best: 4.0apg) and averages solid 2.7spg and 54.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Spyros Magounis (200-G-85, agency: FCM) of Panelefsiniakos. He is former international guard in his first season at Panelefsiniakos. In the last game Magounis recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Panelefsiniakos lost that game 80-85 to the lower-ranked Lavrio (#14, 2-4). This loss caused Panelefsiniakos to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Magounis is a newcomer at Panelefsiniakos and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#8). He also registered 5.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-C-87, agency: FCM) of OFI (#4). Toutziarakis scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of OFI, leading his team to a 95-71 easy win against the lower-ranked Pagrati (#13, 2-4). OFI needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Toutziarakis has a very solid season. In 5 games in Greece he scored 10.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kostas Macheras (205-C-85) of Panerythraikos - 20 points and 10 rebounds
5. Nikos Gamouras (202-F-86) of Ermis Lagkada - 13 points and 15 rebounds
6. Nikos Pettas (195-G-81) of Doxa Lefkadas - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of OFI - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Bryan Bracey (201-F-78) of Pagrati - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Sokrates Gizogiannis (202-F/C-82) of Arkadikos - 21 points and 9 rebounds
10. Nikos Michalos (192-G-77) of Perama Ermis - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Stepheson's 20 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old forward Alex Stepheson (205-F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Panionios and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had the game-high 20 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Panionios in his team's victory, helping them to beat Ilysiakos (1-1) 76-66. Panionios is placed at 7th position in league. Panionios is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. Stepheson turned to be Panionios' top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Dimitris Haritopoulos (206-F/C-83, agency: FCM) of Marousi. He is naturalized Swedish forward in his 2nd season at Marousi. In the last game Haritopoulos recorded impressive 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Marousi lost that game 63-92 to Olympiakos (3-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Haritopoulos is well-known at Marousi and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.0ppg (#1). He also registered 6.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Michael Taylor (188-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) of Kavala (#5). Taylor scored 25 points. He was a key player of Kavala, leading his team to a 75-60 easy win against PAOK (#12, 0-2). Kavala needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Taylor has a great season in Greece. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sergio Kerusch (195-F) of Aris - 12 points and 8 rebounds
5. Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) of Panathinaikos - 16 points and 6 assists
6. Kostas Charissis (211-F/C-79) of Kolossos - 15 points and 8 rebounds
7. Kostas Tsartsaris (210-F-79) of Panathinaikos - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Gary Flowers (203-F) of KAOD - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) of Olympiakos - 14 points and 5 rebounds
10. Patrick O'Bryant (213-C-86) of Kavala - 10 points and 7 rebounds

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


Bogris signed with Aris for the Eurocup games - by George Fragkos
The financial problems of Aris Thessaloniki did not prevent them get a bit more reinforced for the European games. Giorgos Bogris (209-C/F-89) has been training with Aris for a less than a week, having signed with the club from Thessaloniki a contract just for the team's games for the Eurocup. Bogris was a considered one of the greatest talents in Greek basketball but so far he has not proven himself. In any case he is a very useful addition for Aris, a team that currently faces a lot of problems.

The reason that Bogris did not sign a full time contract, including the games of the Greek league is that he is not permitted to participate in the league as he has already played a game with Peristeri, a team that he left a week ago. Though there is a possibility that the legal action he took may give him the right to play in the Greek league with another team.



B Division: Week 5 Total Round up of the week - by Chris Mammides
After the first 5 weeks the only unbeaten team is Aiolos Trikallon of Coach Tzimas. The Trikalla team is definitely among the top favorites for the promotion to the A2 and they are proving it as their unbeaten record consists of three road wins. Niki Volou on the other hand suffered its very first loss in Near East home court while another four teams (Doukas, Filathlitikos, Koroivos, Stratoni, Egaleo and Anagennisi Flogas)are following with a record of 3-2 with Near East and Irakleio having one game less than the other teams. At the last positions the team of Iraklis with a 0-5 and Halkidona with the same record. The games in more analysis were as follows:

Stratoni - Koroivos 77-72.
Quarters: 18-17, 33-30, 55-45, 77-72.
The game was a derby only for the first 25 minutes as after that the players of Coach Myrhou took over and succeeded an easy home win, with the Luxemburg-Greek point Guard Sacha Thill (188-G-87) (182-G-86) in his best game since he arrived in Greece four years ago.
Stratoni: Sacha Thill13, Daskalopoulos 15, Kountouratzoglou 12, Kotzagianis 10
Koroivos: Seifer 10, Antonis Godopoulos (185-G-81) 21, Agapiadis 14, Gkeros 12, Makris 11.

Diagoras - Filathlitikos 75-72
Quarters: 11-10, 29-30, 53-46, and 75-72.
The experience talked at the end as the youngsters of Filathlitikos could have won the game with a bit more experience, on the other hand Diagoras was very close to a tragic home defeat but at the end Christos Gogidis (196-G/F-77) and Chrisis took over and gave an end to the game for their team
Diagoras: Pardakas 12, Chrisis 21, Christos Gogidis 22.
Filthlitikos: Adebouko 18, Nikos Gikas 10, Saloustros 10, Georgiadis 10

Doukas - Irakleio 69-70
Quarters: 22-25, 44-41, 58-59, 69-70.
The greatest derby of the entire round took place in Maroussi where the home team lost the game simply due to the experience of Harisis at the end, a game with the signature of the veteran player.
Doukas: Achis 12, Giannis Zakinthinos (190-F-85) 17, Vogiatzis 12
Irakleio: Vasilis Agapitos (196-F-81) 14, Harisis 12

Near East - Niki Volou 82-75.
Quarters: 27-12, 52-37, 68-55, 82-75.
The first negative result for Coach Zafeiroudis took place in Near East home court where Coach Karnesis players put an end to the winning mode of the Thessaloniki team. With Vassilis Emmanouilidis (185-G-77) in his well known role of the scorer, and the experience of Koupidis and Karabas, the team of Near East took an important difference in the score from the beginning and simply kept it until the end where Christos Zarogiannis (203-F-77) tried to to the comeback but it was too late, he was only able to cut the deficit with the help of Mistiliadis mainly.
Near East: Pappas 11, Vassilis Emmanouilidis 20, Koupidis 11, Karastamatis 12, Karabas 15


Niki Volou: Christos Zarogiannis 23, Mistiliadis 13

Aias Evosmou - Agia Paraskevi 97-86
Quarters: 15-25, 38-47, 64-56, 97-86.
An easy afternoon for Coach Goumas team as after the second period his team took the lead and with an amazing 28-12 in the third period, the home team succeeded a great comeback and finally won the game. It is worth mentioned the fact that 6 players from AIAS had double digits
AIAS: Tsimbis 15, Tzinopoulos 11, Alexis Mavridis (198-F-79) 18, Eleftheriadis 10, Skarlatos 14, Melidis 14.
KAP: Hatzikostis 17, Tsiakas 13, Matos 15

Iraklis - Aiolos Trikallon 66-93
Quarters: 15-25, 34-47, 43-70. 66-93.
Not many things to say in a game of 3 points difference, just the fact that the two newcomers in Iraklis, Tassos Traianos (195-F/G-87) and Triantafillos Petalotis (193-G-93) scored the 85% of the points of their team. Furthermore, it is worth mentioned the 7 out of 8 three pointers of Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81)
Iraklis: Tassos Traianos 26, Triantafillos Petalotis 22
Aiolos: Nikos Kaklamanos 23, Harismidis 20, Argiris 11

Egaleo MENT 71-68.
Quarters: 25-15, 37-30, 46-53, 71-68.
A great comeback at the end gave the victory to the home team of Coach Hatzigiannakos with Alexis Tolias (201-F-79) being nearly perfect with his 5 out of 6 three pointers while Karavolas and Simeopoulos helped a lot the team in its comeback to succeed a crucial victory over MENT
Egaleo: Karavolas 17, Simeopoulos 16, Alexis Tolias 20
MENT: Dino Nikolopoulos 14, Chrysopoulos 14, Pallis 14

Halkidona Anagennisi Floga 71-85
Quarters: 13-17, 36-39, 55-60, 71-85.
The home team couldnt make it and the dbut of Coach Konstantinidis was not the best feasible one, with Thodoris Darakis (202-F-85) and Moisiadis doing their best and scoring actually the 80% of the teams points, couldnt succeed the victory over a much stronger and more solid team like Coach Livanoss Anagennisi. Halkidona needs to do some vital changes if they want to remain in the division as they are at this stage they cant go far.
Halkidona: Thodoris Darakis 23, Moisiadis 16.
Anagennisi: Mitsakis 16, Zotos 14, Aristo Nikoloudis (202-F-82) 22, Moumoglou 14




Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.25.3 
 2. Argyropoylos, Apol.21.4 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.2 
 4. Lewis, OFI20.2 
 5. Pettas, Doxa L.19.6 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK19.3 
 7. Koronidis, Perama18.8 
 8. Magounis, Panele.17.0 
 9. Kaberidis, Ikaroi17.0 
 10. Michalos, Perama16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris LOLAS
  Amyntas .
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Lolas, Amyntas8.6 
 2. Macheras, Panery.8.4 
 3. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.7.6 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.4 
 5. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.4 
 6. Sklavos, AEK7.0 
 7. Gamouras, Ermis L.6.6 
 8. Gizogiannis, Arkad.6.6 
 9. Katoufas, Panery.6.6 
 10. Margaritis, Ikaro.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.3 
 2. Makris, Pagrati6.6 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas6.4 
 4. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.5 
 5. Panagakis, OFI5.0 
 6. Koronidis, Perama4.8 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.6 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.4 
 9. Iliadis, Ermis L.4.0 
 10. Kyriakopoulo., Pa.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.2.7 
 2. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.2 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.2.0 
 4. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 5. Veskoukis, Pagrati1.8 
 6. Mourtos, Ikaroi S.1.8 
 7. Magounis, Panele.1.6 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.6 
 9. Dimakos, Pagrati1.6 
 10. Kallianotis, Pane.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikos LIBARIS-PSOMAS
  Doxa L.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.2 
 2. Psileas, Lavrio1.0 
 3. Katoufas, Panery.1.0 
 4. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 5. Koutroulias, Pagra.0.8 
 6. Bracey, Pagrati0.8 
 7. Michalopoulo., Nea0.8 
 8. Koukounias, Nea K.0.6 
 9. Daniil, Apollon0.6 
 10. Giannakopoul., La.0.6 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Apollon Patras 6-0 
 2. Ikaroi Serron 6-0 
 3. Panerythraikos 4-2 
 4. OFI 4-2 
 5. Ermis Lagkada 4-2 
 6. Arkadikos 3-2 
 7. Nea Kifisia 3-3 
 8. Panelefsiniakos 3-3 
 9. Amyntas Dafnis 2-4 
 10. Perama Ermis 2-4 
 11. AEK 2-4 
 12. Doxa Lefkadas 2-4 
 13. Pagrati 2-4 
 14. Lavrio 2-4 
 15. AEK/Argous 1-5 
 16. Periko/Arhelaos 1-5 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  Atomeromu
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Williams, Atomeromu25.5 
 2. Ivosev, Szedeak22.8 
 3. Ingram, FS Debre.22.5 
 4. Miskovic, Marso N.22.3 
 5. Jones, Jaszberenyi21.5 
 6. Bell, Kormend21.3 
 7. Timberlake, Falco-.20.8 
 8. El Amin, Albacomp20.5 
 9. Townes, Kormend19.3 
 10. Raivio, Kaposvari19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan MISKOVIC
  Marso N.
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. Miskovic, Marso N.14.0 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi12.8 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen11.3 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak11.0 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.8.8 
 6. Szabo, Falco-Szova7.8 
 7. Bader, Szolnok7.3 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari7.3 
 9. Dawson, Jaszbere.7.3 
 10. Chism, Albacomp7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Fekete, Marso N.6.5 
 2. Kelley, Kecskemeti6.5 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.3 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok6.0 
 5. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.8 
 6. El Amin, Albacomp5.5 
 7. Simon, Albacomp5.3 
 8. Wilson, Kaposvari5.3 
 9. Ingram, FS Debre.4.8 
 10. Thomas, Soproni4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.6.0 
 2. Szoegi, Szolnok4.0 
 3. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.3 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok2.8 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak2.8 
 6. Wilson, Kaposvari2.5 
 7. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari2.5 
 9. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 10. Nikolov, Szolnok2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Townes, Kormend2.5 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.8 
 3. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.5 
 4. Morgen, Atomeromu1.5 
 5. Juhos, Albacomp1.0 
 6. Hines, ZTE K.1.0 
 7. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 
 8. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 
 9. Bencze, Kecskemeti1.0 
 10. Levy, Szedeak1.0 


Round 4 - best five - by Tamas Deri
PG: Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Rice): 25 points (5/8 2pts, 3/6 3pts, 6/6 FT's), 8 received fouls, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 34 minutes, 37 RNK
SG: Andras Molnar (195-F/G-83, agency: TSS Management): 29 points (5/8 2pts, 4/8 3pts, 7/8 FT's), 7 received fouls, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 31 minutes, 32 RNK
SF: Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: BeoExcell): 28 points (3/6 2pts, 6/9 3pts, 4/4 FT's), 6 rebounds, 6 received fouls, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 36 minutes, 31 RNK
PF: Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.): 25 points (11/16 2pts, 0/1 3pts, 3/7 FT's), 16 rebounds, 7 received fouls, 1 steal, 35 minutes, 34 RNK
C: Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84): 24 points (5/8 2pts, 2/2 3pts, 8/11 FT's), 10 rebounds, 7 received fouls, 3 steals, 3 blocks, 33 minutes, 37 RNK


Dalibor Micic agreed with NYKK - by Tamas Deri
The 224 cm tall Dalibor Micic (224-C-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management) agreed with the management of NYKK and will be loaned to the 2nd division team Tiszaujvaros for the rest of the season. Dalibor Micic is a very tall center who moves well for his size. He has not been playing basketball a long time but he has had rapid improvement since he started playing in 2004 and very significant improvements in the last 2 years. Dalibor has a nice soft touch on his shot. He has a great sense for the game and how to help create for his teammates when appropriate. Dalibor is an excellent shot blocker. His strength and condition is the best it has ever been. He has a great attitude and is willing to put in the time to continue to improve. He spent the last season with KK Priboj and averaged 16.3 points and 8.4 rebounds.

A Division Round 4: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of A Division and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

A Division round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Albacomp (3-1) against sixth ranked Falco-Szova (3-1) 84-82 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Albacomp. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 24-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Falco-Szova made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Albacomp helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) contributed with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international point guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) replied with 16 points and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for Albacomp. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Falco-Szova moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Albacomp and Atomeromu. Albacomp will play next round against league's leader Kecskemeti trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Falco-Szova will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked FS Debrecen on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Atomeromu (3-1) in Paks. Hosts were edged by Kecskemeti (4-0) 69-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Atomeromu. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 7 assists and Ivan Vukadinov who added 13 points during the contest. At the losing side American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Kecskemeti have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kormend and Szolnok. Atomeromu at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Albacomp and Falco-Szova. Kecskemeti will play against Albacomp (#5) in Szekesfehervar in the next round. Atomeromu will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kormend and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
PVSK Pannon's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Jaszberenyi (1-3) 92-85 on Sunday. The winners were led by Andrija Ciric who scored that evening 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. PVSK Pannon's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds by Jonathan Jones did not help to save the game for Jaszberenyi. PVSK Pannon left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with FS Debrecen and Jaszberenyi. It was Jaszberenyi's third loss in a row. PVSK Pannon will meet Kaposvari (#12) on the road in the next round. Jaszberenyi will play against ZTE KK in Zalaegerszeg.
Bottom-ranked Szedeak is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to top-ranked Szolnok (4-0) 81-67. Hristo Nikolov fired 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Szolnok have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kecskemeti and Kormend. Newly promoted Szedeak still closes the standings with four games lost. Szolnok's next round opponent will be Marso NYKK (#7) in Nyiregyhaza where they are favorite. Szedeak will play at home against Soproni (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Kaposvari is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Marso NYKK (2-2) 79-69 on Saturday evening. It was a very good performance for Ivan Miskovic who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. Marso NYKK's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Marso NYKK maintains seventh position with 2-2 record, which they share with Soproni. Loser Kaposvari still closes the standings with four games lost. Marso NYKK will face higher ranked Szolnok (#3) in Szolnok in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaposvari will play at home against PVSK Pannon (#9) in Pecs and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. FS Debrecen was beaten by Soproni on the road 80-70. FS Debrecen lost to undefeated Szolnok on its own court 54-94. Kormend outscored ZTE KK in a road game 88-62.


Soproni - FS Debrecen 80-70

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Soproni and 8th ranked FS Debrecen had identical 1-2 record. This time Soproni used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Debrecen 80-70 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Soproni. FS Debrecen was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for the former international swingman Andras Molnar (195-83, agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 29 points. American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) replied with 26 points and 6 assists and power forward Miklos Szabo (206-86, college: Hofstra) added 8 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for FS Debrecen. Soproni (2-2) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Marso NYKK. Loser FS Debrecen dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Soproni will face Szedeak (#13) in Szeged in the next round where they are favorite. FS Debrecen will play at home against Falco-Szova (#6) in Szombathely.
Top scorers:
FS Debrecen: J.Ingram 26+3reb+6ast, I.Kovacs 15+2reb, C.Kaluha 10+2reb+1ast, M.Szabo 8+12reb+2ast, K.Izzo 4+4reb+1ast, G.Boros 3+1reb+1ast
Soproni: A.Molnar 29+4reb+3ast, J.Rubin 14+5reb+3ast, B.Egemonye 9+8reb, D.Thomas 9+1reb+6ast, G.Gombas 6+3reb, R.Keresztes 4+3reb
gschID: 146637


PVSK Pannon - Jaszberenyi 92-85

PVSK Pannon's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Jaszberenyi (1-3) 92-85 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-20. But Jaszberenyi won second period 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when PVSK Pannon won last quarter 25-20. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The winners were led by Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) who scored that evening 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian guard Nikola Vasojevic (195-86) supported him with 22 points and 12 assists. PVSK Pannon's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds by American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) did not help to save the game for Jaszberenyi. His fellow American import guard LeRoy Dawson (188-81, college: S.Nazarene, agency: TSS Management) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Four Jaszberenyi players scored in double figures. PVSK Pannon left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with FS Debrecen and Jaszberenyi. It was Jaszberenyi's third loss in a row. PVSK Pannon will meet Kaposvari (#12) on the road in the next round. Jaszberenyi will play against ZTE KK in Zalaegerszeg.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: J.Jones 23+11reb+1ast, J.Hodges 17+3reb+1ast, L.Dawson 12+5reb+5ast, B.Sormaz 10+2ast, C.Borszeki 7+2reb, M.Medve 6
PVSK Pannon: A.Ciric 28+6reb+4ast, N.Vasojevic 22+3reb+12ast, N.Toth 16+8reb+2ast, J.Eilingsfeld 8+3reb, A.Deak 7+1reb, P.Kovacs 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 146638


Szedeak - Szolnok 67-81

Bottom-ranked Szedeak is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to top-ranked Szolnok (4-0) 81-67. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. Szedeak was better in third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Bulgarian forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian Tomislav Ivosev produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Szolnok have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kecskemeti and Kormend. Newly promoted Szedeak still closes the standings with four games lost. Szolnok's next round opponent will be Marso NYKK (#7) in Nyiregyhaza where they are favorite. Szedeak will play at home against Soproni (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: J.Levy 21+5reb+3ast, T.Ivosev 16+13reb+2ast, Z.Kiss 12, A.Tanacs 7+2reb+1ast, N.Dukic 6+4reb+3ast, G.Drahos 4+4reb+1ast
Szolnok: M.Bader 17+7reb, H.Nikolov 13+8reb+3ast, A.Horvath 12+3reb+1ast, M.Fodor 10+1ast, J.Mills 8+2reb+2ast, O.Trotter 7+4reb+9ast
gschID: 146639


FS Debrecen - Szolnok 54-94

Very expected game when 8th ranked FS Debrecen (1-3) was smashed at home by top-ranked Szolnok (4-0) 94-54 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Szolnok led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Szolnok had a 36-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. International guard Obie Trotter (186-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Szolnok players scored in double figures. Szolnok's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Power forward Miklos Szabo (206-86, college: Hofstra) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for FS Debrecen. Szolnok have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kecskemeti and Kormend. Loser FS Debrecen dropped to the ninth place with three games lost. Szolnok will face Marso NYKK (#7) in Nyiregyhaza in the next round where they are favorite. FS Debrecen will play at home against Falco-Szova in Szombathely.
Top scorers:
FS Debrecen: M.Szabo 17+11reb+2ast, J.Ingram 16+5reb+3ast, G.Toth 8+1ast, M.Modzinger 6+1reb, C.Kaluha 3+1ast, I.Kovacs 2+4reb
Szolnok: J.Mills 16+10reb+3ast, H.Nikolov 16+3reb+2ast, O.Trotter 15+6reb+5ast, A.Horvath 12+5reb+3ast, G.Soos 10+1reb+1ast, M.Bader 10+3reb
gschID: 154912


Falco-Szova - Albacomp 84-82

A Division round 4 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Albacomp (3-1) against sixth ranked Falco-Szova (3-1) 84-82 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Albacomp. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 24-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Falco-Szova made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Albacomp helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) contributed with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) replied with 16 points and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: George Washington) added 19 points and 4 steals in the effort for Albacomp. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Falco-Szova moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Albacomp and Atomeromu. Albacomp will play next round against league's leader Kecskemeti trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Falco-Szova will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked FS Debrecen on the road.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: D.Hollis 19+3reb+2ast, B.Simon 16+2reb+6ast, A.Keller 14+7reb+1ast, R.Hendlein 7+5reb+2ast, F.Bodi 7+2reb+1ast, L.Juhos 6+3reb
Falco-Szova: D.Pantelic 24+10reb, C.Timberlake 19+5reb+4ast, L.Kalman 15+6reb+6ast, Z.Szabo 12+5reb+4ast, B.Jancikin 6+1reb, R.Jarosevits 2+1reb
gschID: 146633


Marso NYKK - Kaposvari 79-69

Bottom-ranked Kaposvari is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked Marso NYKK (2-2) 79-69 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Marso NYKK. Kaposvari was better in second period 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. Forward Mate Mohacsi (192-90) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Marso NYKK players scored in double figures. Marso NYKK's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American point guard Josh Wilson (188-87, college: N.Arizona, agency: Hightower Law Firm) replied with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import guard Nik Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kaposvari. Marso NYKK maintains seventh position with 2-2 record, which they share with Soproni. Loser Kaposvari still closes the standings with four games lost. Marso NYKK will face higher ranked Szolnok (#3) in Szolnok in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaposvari will play at home against PVSK Pannon (#9) in Pecs and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: N.Raivio 19+5reb, J.Wilson 13+5reb+6ast, D.Koma 10+2reb, G.Kutasi 9+2reb+1ast, A.Keister 6+4reb, B.Szoke 5+2reb
Marso NYKK: I.Miskovic 25+16reb, M.Mohacsi 17+5reb+2ast, S.Fekete 11+3reb+7ast, D.Djogo 11+7reb+2ast, J.Siska 5, L.Polyak 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 146634


Atomeromu - Kecskemeti 66-69

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Atomeromu (3-1) in Paks. Hosts were edged by Kecskemeti (4-0) 69-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Atomeromu. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. The guests were already 18 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 27-12 Atomeromu's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 69-66 at the end of the game. Kecskemeti dominated on the defensive end, holding Atomeromu to just 3 points in second quarter. Strangely Atomeromu outrebounded Kecskemeti 39-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 7 assists and Serbian guard Ivan Vukadinov (193-81) who added 13 points during the contest. Five Kecskemeti players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international center Gergely Koertelyesi (203-83, agency: TSS Management) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Kecskemeti have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kormend and Szolnok. Atomeromu at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Albacomp and Falco-Szova. Kecskemeti will play against Albacomp (#5) in Szekesfehervar in the next round. Atomeromu will play on the road against the league's second-placed Kormend and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: L.Williams 25+6reb+6ast, D.Vojvoda 13+2reb+3ast, G.Koertelyesi 8+10reb, T.Kaman 7+6reb, A.Toth 4+7reb+1ast, F.Morgen 3+4reb
Kecskemeti: I.Vukadinov 13+4reb+1ast, G.Denes 12+3reb, T.Kelley 11+2reb+7ast, K.Wittmann 10+2reb, Z.Bencze 10+1reb, G.Hegedus 6+4reb
gschID: 146635


ZTE KK - Kormend 62-88

Very predictable result when top-ranked Kormend (4-0) rolled over bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-4) in Zalaegerszeg 88-62 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kormend. ZTE KK was better in fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kormend dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 38. Quite impressive performance for American power forward Darian Townes (208-84) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Kormend players scored in double figures. American guard Bryquis Perine (190, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) replied with 17 points and international forward Gergely Toth (207-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 12 points in the effort for ZTE KK. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kormend have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kecskemeti and Szolnok. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with four games lost. Kormend will face Atomeromu (#4) in Paks in the next round. ZTE KK will play against Jaszberenyi (#11) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: B.Perine 17+2ast, G.Toth 12+4reb, D.Gaspar 10+3reb+2ast, G.Kinter 8+6reb, C.Hines 7+6reb, G.Baki 4+8reb+2ast
Kormend: D.Townes 21+6reb, R.Bell 17+4reb+1ast, I.Nemeth 14+2reb+3ast, K.Powell 12+2reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 8+4reb, G.Cseh 6+3reb
gschID: 146636




Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. Kecskemeti 4-0 
 2. Kormend 4-0 
 3. Szolnok 4-0 
 4. Atomeromu 3-1 
 5. Albacomp 3-1 
 6. Falco-Szova 3-1 
 7. Marso NYKK 2-2 
 8. Soproni 2-2 
 9. PVSK Pannon 1-3 
 10. FS Debrecen 1-3 
 11. Jaszberenyi 1-3 
 12. Kaposvari 0-4 
 13. Szedeak 0-4 
 14. ZTE KK 0-4 


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Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Brandon COTTON
  Snaefell
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Cotton, Snaefell35.3 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl31.0 
 3. Sovic, IR24.3 
 4. Tairu, KR23.3 
 5. Echols, Njardvik22.8 
 6. Dagostino, Keflavik22.7 
 7. Shuler, Haukar22.5 
 8. Horton, KR22.5 
 9. Shouse, Stjarnan21.5 
 10. Walkup, Fjolnir20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.13.8 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.12.8 
 3. Echols, Njardvik12.5 
 4. Cole, Keflavik12.0 
 5. Shuler, Haukar11.0 
 6. Walkup, Fjolnir11.0 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Gri.10.3 
 8. Hampton, Tindastoll10.3 
 9. Hall, Snaefell10.0 
 10. Parker, Keflavik9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Marquis HALL
  Snaefell
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Hall, Snaefell9.0 
 2. Watson, Grindavik7.0 
 3. Claessen, IR5.7 
 4. O''Neil, Fjolnir5.5 
 5. Miller, Tindastoll5.5 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.5 
 7. Sigurgeirsso., Sna.5.3 
 8. Govens, Thor Thorl5.3 
 9. Gunnarsson, Kefla.5.0 
 10. Steinarsson, Fjol.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Keith COTHRAN
  Stjarnan
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Cothran, Stjarnan3.5 
 2. Shuler, Haukar3.3 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan3.3 
 4. Holmes, Njardvik3.3 
 5. Hall, Snaefell3.0 
 6. Parker, Keflavik2.5 
 7. Fridriksson, Njard.2.0 
 8. Dagostino, Keflavik2.0 
 9. Hampton, Tindastoll1.8 
 10. Govens, Thor Thorl1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Haukar
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Smith, Haukar4.0 
 2. Hugee, Valur3.0 
 3. Jonsson, Snaefell1.8 
 4. Tratnik, Valur1.3 
 5. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 6. Cole, Keflavik1.3 
 7. Hampton, Tindastoll1.0 
 8. Bartolotta, IR1.0 
 9. Johannsson, KR1.0 
 10. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.0 


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


Division 1. - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
results from Division 1.
Skallagrimur lost their first game when Hamar visit them and won 104- 93.Dominique Holmes 33 Lloyd Harrison 19 for Skallagrim. Louie Arron Kirkman 30. Brandon Cotton 29 for Hamar.
Thor 78 Breidablik 89. No stats available from this game
IG 83. Armann 74 Haraldur Johannesson 23 Gudmundur Bragason (203-C-67) 21 & 16 rebs. Snorri Pall Sigurdsson 32 for Armann.
KFI 95 IA 68. KFI handle first loss to IA. Chris Miller-Williams 27 & 16 boards. Craig Schoen 19 & 13 assist for KFI. Terrence Watson 24 & 14 rebs for IA
FSU 74 Hottur 76.Kjartan Atli Kjartansson 28 for FSU. Bjarki Oddson 16 for Hottur


Helo Magnusson on fire - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Helgi Magnusson (198-G/F-82, college: Catawba) was on fire in 08 Stockholm last game against his former team Uppsala Basket game tthat 08 won 90-81. Uppsala did not resign Magnusson this summer and the message they got in this game wher clear. You did a mistake.
Magnusson put up a show and scored 39 points 7 rebounds, 3 assist 5/6 in two pointers and 6/9 in three pointers.
Other Icelandic players in Sweden top league did also fine but not close to this performance. Jamtland and Brynjar Bjornsson beat Solna and Logi Gunnarsson 101-83 both players scored 17 points.
Sundsvall Dragons had a easy game against Sodertalje and won 93-75 Hlynur Baeringsson 13. Jakob Sigurdarson 11. Pavel Ermolinskij 10 for Sundsvall


Marquis Hall joins Ungmennafelagio Snaefell - by Eurobasket Center
Ungmennafelagio Snaefell agreed terms with 24-year old American guard Marquis Hall (183-G-82kg-87, college: Lehigh). Hall played most recently at Aalborg Vikings (Denmark). While playing 13 games for Aalborg last season he recorded 21.7ppg (3rd best in the league), 5.0rpg, 5.2apg (3rd best in the league) and 3.8spg ( best in the league). He played also pro basketball in Denmark and Greece. Hall graduated Lehigh University in 2010 and it will be his second season in pro basketball.


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Mahan signed Rashad Anderson - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou
Foolad Mahan Esfahan team signed with Rashad Anderson (195-G/F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Connecticut). Rashad Anderson is in Iran now , he joined team's practice today. He has great European career in his CV. last year he played for BK Ventspils in Latvia-LBL where he averaged 17.5 ppg in 15 EuroChallenge games.
Rashad Anderson recent Awards/Achievements:
Big East Regular Season Champion -06
All-Big East Honorable Mention -06
NCAA Sweet 8 -06
Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Honorable Mention -07
Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Honorable Mention -08
Baltic League Semifinals -11
Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Honorable Mention -11
Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 3rd Team -11
EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -11
Latvian League Regular Season Champion -11
Latvian League Finalist -11
Latvian League All-Star Game -11


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


Premier League Round 3: Maccabi T-A grabs 3-0 record on top - by Eurobasket News
There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of Premier League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Premier League round 3 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader B.C. Habikaa (2-1) against tenth ranked Maccabi Rishon (1-1) 78-66 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of B.C. Habikaa. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. B.C. Habikaa managed to win third quarter 26-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Maccabi Rishon won last quarter 19-8. Maccabi Rishon outrebounded B.C. Habikaa 43-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (201-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. American swingman Joe Crawford (196-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American-Panamanian guard Danilo Pinnock (196-83, college: George Washington, agency: SportsTalent) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds for B.C. Habikaa. Maccabi Rishon left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with Maccabi Ashdod. B.C. Habikaa at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon and Ironi Ashkelon. They were replaced at the leadership position by Maccabi T-A. B.C. Habikaa will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi Rishon will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon.
Another exciting game for Ironi Ashkelon (2-1) which played in Jerusalem against Hapoel J-M (1-2). Fourth ranked Ironi Ashkelon saved the game by a tiny margin of two points 95-93. It was a great evening for American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. J.Raymar Morgan helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Hapoel J-M's coach Oded Katash rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Holon and B.C. Habikaa. Hapoel J-M at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ironi Ashkelon will play against Maccabi Haifa (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hapoel J-M will play against Elitzur Netanya to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Tel-Aviv between Maccabi T-A and Elitzur Netanya. Leader Maccabi T-A (3-0) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya (0-2). Maccabi T-A managed to escape with a 2-point win 87-85 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for Sofoklis Schortsanitis who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Christian Burns came up with 25 points and 8 rebounds for Elitzur Netanya in the defeat. Maccabi T-A have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 3-0 record. Loser Elitzur Netanya still closes the standings with two games lost. Maccabi T-A will meet Maccabi Ashdod (#5) on the road in the next round. Elitzur Netanya will play against Hapoel J-M (#10) in Jerusalem and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Galil Gilboa (1-2) against eleventh ranked Maccabi Haifa (1-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Galil Gilboa was defeated by Maccabi Haifa in Haifa 90-77. The best player for the winners was Sylven Landesberg who scored 32 points and 6 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa's coach Mickey Gorke allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi Haifa left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Galil Gilboa. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between fifth ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) and 6th ranked Bnei Hasharon (1-2) in Holon on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Hapoel Holon outscored guests from Hod Hasharon 119-80. It was a key game for the second position in the league. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for Bryant Dunston who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 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. Hapoel Holon moved-up to second place, which they share with B.C. Habikaa and Ironi Ashkelon. Loser Bnei Hasharon dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Hapoel Holon will face Galil Gilboa (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bnei Hasharon will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Hapoel J-M - Ironi Ashkelon 93-95

Another exciting game for Ironi Ashkelon (2-1) which played in Jerusalem against Hapoel J-M (1-2). Fourth ranked Ironi Ashkelon saved the game by a tiny margin of two points 95-93. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel J-M won third quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ironi Ashkelon made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Ironi Ashkelon outrebounded Hapoel J-M 37-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward J.Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85) scored 20 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel J-M's coach Oded Katash rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to second place, which they share with Hapoel Holon and B.C. Habikaa. Hapoel J-M at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ironi Ashkelon will play against Maccabi Haifa (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hapoel J-M will play against Elitzur Netanya to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ashkelon: D.Mitchell 18+12reb+6ast, J.Morgan 16+9reb+2ast, M.Killingsworth 16+6reb+3ast, A.Simhon 14+4reb, R.Limonad 13+1reb+4ast, T.Skinn 10+1reb+2ast
Hapoel J-M: D.Strawberry 24+5reb+5ast, A.Bradley 21+2reb+1ast, Y.Naimy 20+1reb+4ast, J.Varnado 12+7reb, E.Kadir 10+2reb+2ast, M.Mizrahi 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137299


Maccabi T-A - Elitzur Netanya 87-85

A very close game took place in Tel-Aviv between Maccabi T-A and Elitzur Netanya. Leader Maccabi T-A (3-0) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya (0-2). Maccabi T-A managed to escape with a 2-point win 87-85 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Elitzur Netanya was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 33-24 charge of Maccabi T-A, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. International swingman Guy Pnini (200-83) accounted for 20 points for the winning side. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Christian Burns (203-85, college: Philadelphia, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) came up with 25 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) added 17 points and 8 assists respectively for Elitzur Netanya in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 3-0 record. Loser Elitzur Netanya still closes the standings with two games lost. Maccabi T-A will meet Maccabi Ashdod (#5) on the road in the next round. Elitzur Netanya will play against Hapoel J-M (#10) in Jerusalem and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: G.Pnini 20+2reb+2ast, S.Schortsanitis 20+8reb+1ast, D.Blu 14+7reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 11+3reb+6ast, J.Farmar 6+1reb+5ast, L.Eliyahu 6+4reb+1ast
Elitzur Netanya: C.Burns 25+8reb+2ast, L.Hakmon 19+5reb+1ast, B.Asbury 18+5reb+1ast, J.Randle 17+4reb+8ast, L.Lifshitz 6+5reb+10ast, Y.Orland 0+4reb
gschID: 137300


Maccabi Rishon - B.C. Habikaa 78-66

Premier League round 3 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader B.C. Habikaa (2-1) against tenth ranked Maccabi Rishon (1-1) 78-66 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of B.C. Habikaa. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. B.C. Habikaa managed to win third quarter 26-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Maccabi Rishon won last quarter 19-8. Maccabi Rishon outrebounded B.C. Habikaa 43-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (201-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. American swingman Joe Crawford (196-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American-Panamanian guard Danilo Pinnock (196-83, college: George Washington, agency: SportsTalent) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Paul Delaney (188-86, college: UAB) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for B.C. Habikaa. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi Rishon left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with Maccabi Ashdod. B.C. Habikaa at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon and Ironi Ashkelon. They were replaced at the leadership position by Maccabi T-A. B.C. Habikaa will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi Rishon will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: J.Crawford 19+4reb+3ast, A.Uter 18+11reb+5ast, N.Hanochi 17+3reb+2ast, D.Kitchen 10+11reb+2ast, A.Ben David 8+1reb, B.Bowman 6+12reb
B.C. Habikaa: P.Delaney 19+2reb+4ast, D.Pinnock 16+9reb+2ast, E.Skverer 11+3reb+2ast, R.Freeman 10+6reb, D.Dowell 6+4reb, G.Porat 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137296


Hapoel Holon - Bnei Hasharon 119-80

The game between fifth ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) and 6th ranked Bnei Hasharon (1-2) in Holon on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Hapoel Holon outscored guests from Hod Hasharon 119-80. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Hapoel Holon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Bnei Hasharon's 48 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Bnei Hasharon 40-26 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Hapoel Holon especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Bnei Hasharon's players. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) contributed with 27 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Trevor Booker (201-87, college: Clemson) answered with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) added 17 points and 5 assists in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Five Hapoel Holon and four Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Holon moved-up to second place, which they share with B.C. Habikaa and Ironi Ashkelon. Loser Bnei Hasharon dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Hapoel Holon will face Galil Gilboa (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Bnei Hasharon will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: B.Dunston 29+14reb+3ast, R.Lewis 27+2reb+5ast, P.Sullivan 19+7reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 18+8reb+2ast, M.Roth 12+1reb+15ast, S.Daniel 8+1reb
Bnei Hasharon: T.Booker 20+8reb+5ast, T.Carter 17+2reb+5ast, L.Dunn 14+3reb+2ast, D.James 12+6reb+2ast, S.Oren 8, R.Buchbinder 4+4reb
gschID: 137297


Maccabi Haifa - Galil Gilboa 90-77

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Galil Gilboa (1-2) against eleventh ranked Maccabi Haifa (1-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Galil Gilboa was defeated by Maccabi Haifa in Haifa 90-77. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Haifa. Galil Gilboa was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Haifa made 33-of-41 charity shots (80.5 percent) during the game, while Galil Gilboa only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Galil Gilboa 35-19 including a 26-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Maccabi Haifa brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Galil Gilboa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) who scored 32 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Carlos Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa's coach Mickey Gorke allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Strategic Sports) who recorded 22 points and the other American import Romeo Travis (200-84, college: Akron) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Maccabi Haifa left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Galil Gilboa. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: S.Landesberg 32+6reb+2ast, S.Williams 21+7reb+2ast, C.Powell 20+7reb+4ast, J.Wise 10+2reb+4ast, A.Ben-Chimol 7+6reb+6ast, G.Iosifovic 0
Galil Gilboa: C.Fells 22+3reb+3ast, D.Yavzuri 13+1ast, R.Travis 11+6reb+1ast, I.Kozikaro 8, C.Allen 8+1reb+1ast, A.Gordon 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137298




Do age, height and deep roster really matter in the Israeli league? Yes - by Amir Fleischman
A glance at the physiological info of players in the 2011-2012 premier basketball league indicate the following:

The 'oldest' team: Maccabi Tel Aviv
The team with the highest average age in the premier league is Maccabi Tel Aviv, with an average player age of 27.5. The second team is Hapoel Jerusalem (26.8 years), followed by Galil Gilboa (26 years). These 3 teams have traditionally been considered as the most dominant ones in Israel for years. The team with the youngest age average is Barak Netanya with an average player age of 21 years old. The team was ranked 8 last year.

The tallest team: Maccabi Tel Aviv
The tallest team in the premier league in terms of average player height is Maccabi Tel Aviv, with an average player height of 1.99 meters. Jointly sharing the second place are Galil Gilboa and Maccabi Rishon (1.98 meters), these teams were ranked 1, 2 and 4 last year respectively, followed by Bnei Hasharon and Maccabi Haifa (1.97 meters). The shortest teams are Barak Netanya (ranked 8 last year) and B.C. Habikaa (played in the national league) with an average player height of 1.93 meters.

Deepest Roster: Maccabi Ashdod
Maccabi Ashdod is the only team with 14 registered players (ranked 6 last year). 5 teams have 13 registered players, and 4 teams registered 12 players. The only club with just 11 registered players is Maccabi Haifa (ranked 9 last year).



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  ITALY   


Dinamo Sassari signs Steve Hunter to replace Keith Benson - by Eurobasket News
Steve Hunter (212-C-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: De Paul) is a new member of Dinamo Sassari. The American center will replace his countrymate Keith Benson (210-C-88, college: Oakland). The 23-year-old Benson appeared four times in SerieA averaging 5.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. It was his first deal as a pro.
Steve Hunter is a former NBA player. Most recently he played for the Memphis Grizzlies. It was in 2009/10 season, when Hunter averaged 2.5 points and 2 rebounds for 21 games. He missed last season and 2008/09 as well. Before that, Steve Hunter played three years for Philadelphia 76ers. He had 6.4 ppg and 4.8 rpg in their second season together. In the past, Hunter was a member of Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic.


Montepaschi releases NBAer DaJuan Summers - by Eurobasket News
DaJuan Summers (203-F-88, college: Georgetown) is no longer a member of Montepaschi Siena. The Italian powerhouse terminated a deal with the American forward. Summers joined Montepaschi during the pre-season. He appeared 3 times in SerieA averaging 4 points and 1.3 rebounds. He also scored 4 points in a Euroleague game against Unics. It was not enough for the Siena team and they released the player. DaJuan Summers spent last season with Detroit Pistons. He had 3.7 ppg for 20 games. With the same team in 2009/10 Summers registered 3.4 ppg and 1.2 rpg. DaJuan Summers is a product of the Georgetown University, where he graduated two years ago. He had 13.6 ppg and 4.1 rpg for his school as a senior.

Teramo extends rookie Brad Wanamaker until December - by Eurobasket News
Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89, college: Pittsburgh) will stay with Banca Tercas Teramo at least two more months. The American guard signed an extension at the end of the last week. Wanamaker joined Teramo during the pre-season. He played four games in SerieA so far averaging 8.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Wanamaker replaces injured Trey Johnson. Brad Wanamaker graduated few months ago at the University of Pittsburgh. He had 11.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 5.1 apg for his school as a senior. Wanamaker was named All-Big East 2nd Team -11. He also got All-Big East Sportsmanship Award -11. In his freshmen season, Pittsburgh won the Big East Tournament.

Best players of Lega2 round 5 - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized Argentinian Mario Jose Ghersetti (200-F-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Centrale Latte and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 30-year old forward had a double-double of 21 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out Tezenis Verona (#14, 1-4) 66-65. Centrale Latte maintains the 2nd position in Argentinian Lega2. They are still close to the very top. Centrale Latte would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. It's Ghersetti's second year at Centrale Latte and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Mario Jose Ghersetti averages this season 14.6ppg and 7.4rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old American guard Dwight Hardy (188-G) of Giorgio Tesi PT. Hardy impressed basketball fans with 44 points and 4 rebounds. Of course Giorgio Tesi PT cruised to a 100-92 overtime win over S.Antimo (#15, 0-4). Giorgio Tesi PT's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Hardy is a newcomer at Giorgio Tesi PT and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#3).

The third best performed player last round was Israeli Dane Diliegro (205-C-88) of Assi Ostuni (#11). Diliegro scored 22 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Assi Ostuni, leading his team to a 70-69 win against Aget Imola (2-3). The chances of Assi Ostuni ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Diliegro could help Assi Ostuni to bring them higher in the standings. Diliegro has a great season in Italy. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.8rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tony Easley (206-F-87) of MarcoPoloShop - 22 points and 12 rebounds
5. David Teague (196-G-83) of S.Antimo - 35 points and 11 rebounds
6. Dwayne Anderson (198-F-86) of Morpho Basket - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jimmy Hunter (196-G-77) of Enel Brindisi - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Givova Scafati - 27 points and 4 rebounds
9. Bobby Jones (201-F-84) of Giorgio Tesi PT - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Antonio Porta (188-G-83) of Tezenis Verona - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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


SerieA round 4 best performance: Jared Homan - by Eurobasket News
American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for CS Bologna, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Vanoli CR (#15, 1-3) 80-78. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. CS Bologna is placed at 9th position in Italian SerieA. CS Bologna is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. It's Homan's second year at CS Bologna and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Iowa State University star has very solid stats this year. Homan is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 50.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Von Wafer (196-G-85, agency: VVG Sports) of Vanoli CR. Wafer had a very good evening with 31 points and 4 rebounds. Bad luck as Vanoli CR was edged by the higher-ranked CS Bologna (#9, 2-2) 80-78. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Vanoli CR dropped in the standings to 15th position. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Vanoli CR managed to get this year. Wafer is a newcomer at Vanoli CR, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.0ppg (#1).

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Aubrey Coleman (193-G-87) of Angelico BI (#11). Coleman scored 27 points. Despite Coleman's great performance Angelico BI lost 67-70 to the higher-ranked Montepaschi (#4, 3-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Angelico BI needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Coleman has a great season in Italy. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Szymon Szewczyk (209-C-82) of Umana Venezia - 22 points and 11 rebounds
5. Yakhouba Diawara (201-F-82) of Cimberio VA - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Linton Johnson (203-F-80) of Sidigas AV - 13 points and 15 rebounds
7. Andre Collins (183-PG-82) of Pepsi Caserta - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83) of Armani MI - 14 points and 7 rebounds
9. Kevin Fletcher (207-C-80) of Pepsi Caserta - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ronald Slay (203-F-81) of Sidigas AV - 15 points and 8 rebounds

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


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Bernardo MUSSO
  Napoli
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Musso, Napoli19.8 
 2. Evangelisti, Recan.18.4 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.17.3 
 4. Micevic, Latina B.16.4 
 5. Carra, Trieste16.3 
 6. Mei, Comsum.it SI16.1 
 7. Portannese, Torino16.1 
 8. Cantagalli, Matera15.7 
 9. Fattori, San Severo15.6 
 10. Feliciangeli, Chi.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.6 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.8 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.10.2 
 4. Crow, Orlandina8.8 
 5. Tessitori, Comsum..8.7 
 6. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.3 
 7. Baldi Rossi, Perug.8.2 
 8. Ferraro, Trieste8.0 
 9. Fattori, San Severo8.0 
 10. Gandini, Trieste7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna5.0 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano5.0 
 3. Musso, Napoli4.0 
 4. Vico, Matera3.7 
 5. Rivali, Santarcang.3.6 
 6. Malamov, Anagni3.6 
 7. Caroldi, Perugia3.5 
 8. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 9. Conte, Trento3.4 
 10. Venuto, Casalp.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.7 
 2. Guarino, Ferentino4.0 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.7 
 4. Feliciangeli, Chie.3.4 
 5. Malamov, Anagni3.4 
 6. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.3 
 7. Cazzolato, Trevigl.3.2 
 8. Vico, Matera3.1 
 9. Mei, Comsum.it SI3.1 
 10. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ANCELLOTTI
  Santar.
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ancellotti, Santar.1.6 
 2. Capitanelli, Firen.1.5 
 3. Raminelli, Castell.1.1 
 4. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 5. Tardito, Matera1.0 
 6. Biligha, Casalp.1.0 
 7. Cotani, Castelletto1.0 
 8. Trapella, Fabriano1.0 
 9. Pascolo, Trento1.0 
 10. Deguara, Bari1.0 


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


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Perugia 4-3 
 2. Trieste 4-3 
 3. Comsum.it SI 3-4 
 4. Trento 3-4 
 5. Firenze 2-5 
 6. Santarcangelo 2-5 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 6-1 
 2. Torino 6-1 
 3. Casalpusterlengo 5-2 
 4. Treviglio 4-3 
 5. Pavia 3-4 
 6. Castelletto 3-4 
Div.South-East
 1. Recanati 5-2 
 2. Bari 4-3 
 3. Chieti 3-4 
 4. San Severo 3-4 
 5. Ruvo 1-6 
 6. Fabriano 0-7 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 7-0 
 2. Ferentino 5-2 
 3. Orlandina 5-2 
 4. Anagni 3-4 
 5. Latina Basket 2-5 
 6. Matera 2-5 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR22.0 
 2. Coleman, Angelico.18.3 
 3. Collins, Pepsi C.18.0 
 4. Pullen, Angelico BI17.5 
 5. Smith, Pepsi C.17.3 
 6. Diener, Banco d.17.3 
 7. Datome, Lottomat.17.0 
 8. Diener, Banco d.17.0 
 9. Temple, Novipiu CM16.5 
 10. Dean, Sidigas AV16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Johnson, Sidigas11.8 
 2. Adrien, Benetton11.3 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.3 
 5. Smith, Pepsi C.9.0 
 6. Amoroso, Banca T.8.8 
 7. Brown, Banca T.8.5 
 8. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.5 
 9. Szewczyk, Umana V.7.7 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rok STIPCEVIC
  Cimberio.
  (186-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.8 
 2. Diener, Banco d.5.3 
 3. Green, Sidigas AV5.0 
 4. Cook, Armani MI4.8 
 5. Cavaliero, Scavoli.4.7 
 6. Clark, Umana V.4.3 
 7. Collins, Pepsi C.4.0 
 8. Brown, Banca T.4.0 
 9. Poeta, CS Bologna3.8 
 10. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Johnson, Sidigas3.0 
 2. Pullen, Angelico BI3.0 
 3. Tucker, Lottomat.2.8 
 4. Hosley, Banco d.2.8 
 5. Coleman, Angelico.2.8 
 6. Collins, Pepsi C.2.7 
 7. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.5 
 8. Wafer, Vanoli CR2.5 
 9. Temple, Novipiu CM2.3 
 10. Sanikidze, CS Bo.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Scavolini PS
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.7 
 2. Shermadini, Bennet1.5 
 3. Sandri, Benetton1.0 
 4. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 5. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.0 
 6. Mazzola, Fabi S.1.0 
 7. Andersen, Montepa.1.0 
 8. Crosariol, Lottoma.0.8 
 9. Hairston, Armani M.0.8 
 10. Johnson, Sidigas0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 27
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.27.0 
 2. Hardy, Giorgio25.6 
 3. Teague, S.Antimo23.3 
 4. Marigney, Givova S.23.0 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.19.8 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.5 
 7. Easley, MarcoPol.18.3 
 8. Hunter, Enel Brind.17.8 
 9. George, S.Antimo17.5 
 10. Robinson, Trenkwa.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.0 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.8 
 3. Diliegro, Assi Ost.9.8 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.9.2 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.5 
 6. Filloy, Trenkwalder8.3 
 7. Callahan, Enel B.8.0 
 8. Huff, MarcoPol.7.8 
 9. Jones, Giorgio7.6 
 10. Brooks, Fileni BPA7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.6.0 
 3. Cantone, S.Antimo5.0 
 4. Porta, Tezenis4.6 
 5. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.8 
 6. Goldwire, Centra.3.6 
 7. Green, Sigma B.3.4 
 8. Taylor, Trenkwal.3.3 
 9. Hoover, Fileni BPA3.0 
 10. Mathis, Giorgio3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy HUNTER
  Enel Brindisi
  (196-G-77)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hunter, Enel Brind.3.8 
 2. West, Tezenis3.6 
 3. Boscagin, Tezeni.3.4 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.3.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.0 
 6. Radulovic, Givova3.0 
 7. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.8 
 8. Ghersetti, Centra.2.8 
 9. McConnell, Fileni2.8 
 10. Thompson, Centra.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DIGIULIOMARIA
  Tezeni.
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1
 1. DiGiuliomari., Tez.1.0 
 2. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.0 
 3. Cervi, Trenkwalder1.0 
 4. Renzi, Tezenis0.8 
 5. Edwards, Tezenis0.8 
 6. Baldassarre, Bianc.0.8 
 7. Gurini, Giorgio0.6 
 8. West, Tezenis0.6 
 9. Busma, Centrale.0.6 
 10. Thomas, Givova S.0.6 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Trenkwalder 4-0 
 2. Centrale Latte 4-1 
 3. Giorgio Tesi PT 4-1 
 4. Morpho Basket 3-2 
 5. Enel Brindisi 3-2 
 6. Givova Scafati 3-2 
 7. MarcoPoloShop 2-2 
 8. Fileni BPA 2-2 
 9. Biancoblu BO 2-2 
 10. Sigma Barcel. 2-3 
 11. Assi Ostuni 2-3 
 12. Aget Imola 2-3 
 13. Prima Veroli 1-4 
 14. Tezenis Verona 1-4 
 15. S.Antimo 0-4 


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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi17.1 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH16.3 
 3. Hale, Mitsubis.16.1 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.16.0 
 5. Kanamaru, Panasoni.15.9 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.13.8 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.6 
 8. McFarlin, Tochigi13.5 
 9. Klette, Hokkaido L.13.5 
 10. Nishimura, Hitac.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.3 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.10.1 
 3. McFarlin, Tochigi10.0 
 4. O''Bannon, Panason.9.7 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.9.0 
 6. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.4 
 7. Allen, Mitsubis.8.0 
 8. Moss, Toshiba BT7.9 
 9. Takeuchi, Toyota7.5 
 10. Maraker, Hitac.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hitac.
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Kashiwakura, Hitac.4.1 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubis.3.5 
 3. Lewis, Hokkaido L.3.1 
 4. Ito, Toyota Alvark3.1 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.0 
 6. Nishimura, Hitac.3.0 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.9 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.2.9 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.6 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi1.9 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.9 
 4. Kikuchi, Toshiba BT1.6 
 5. Sato, Hitachi SR1.6 
 6. Kataoka, Tochigi1.5 
 7. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 8. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.5 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.3 
 10. Igarashi, Mitsubi.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Richardson, Aishin2.1 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.8 
 3. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.5 
 4. Young, Aishin SH1.3 
 5. Hale, Mitsubis.1.0 
 6. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.0 
 7. Uzawa, Mitsubis.0.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Toyota0.9 
 9. Allen, Mitsubis.0.8 
 10. Noguchi, Hokkaido.0.8 


Humphrey's 25 points give him BJ League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
31-year old swingman John Humphrey (188-G/F-80, agency: Court Side) put on an amazing game in the last round for Saitama Bron. and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 25 points adding four rebounds and two assists for Saitama Bron. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Iwate Big Bulls (#10, 0-5), the league's bottom-ranked team 100-85. Saitama Bron. is placed at 3rd position in BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Saitama Bron. will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. Humphrey turned to be Saitama Bron.'s top player in his first season with the team. John Humphrey averages this season 16.0ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Rick Rickert (211-F-83, agency: SportsTalent) of Kyoto Hannar.. He is American forward in his first season at Kyoto Hannar.. In the last game Rickert recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Kyoto Hannar. was edged by slightly higher-ranked Okinawa GK (#3, 4-1) 76-72. Kyoto Hannar. managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Rickert is a newcomer at Kyoto Hannar. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Devin Searcy (208-F/C-89, agency: Pro One Sports) of Toyama Grouses (#8). Searcy scored 21 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Searcy's great performance Toyama Grouses lost 73-82in overtime to the higher-ranked Shinshu BW (#5, 3-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Toyama Grouses ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Searcy could help Toyama Grouses to bring them higher in the standings. Searcy has a very solid season. In 5 games in Japan he scored 15.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stanley Ocitti (203-F/C-80) of Akita NH - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Kevin Palmer (198-G/F-87) of Fukuoka Rizing - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87) of Shinshu BW - 22 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Kenny Satterfield (188-PG-81) of Saitama Bron. - 24 points and 8 assists
8. Daniel Fitzgerald (206-F-84) of Sendai 89ers - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Ray Nixon (203-F-84) of Shiga L-Stars - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Matt Lottich (193-G-82) of Oita H.Devils - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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


BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. White, Oita H.23.3 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka22.2 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM22.0 
 4. Hargrow, Chiba J.22.0 
 5. Flowers, Saitama21.0 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.5 
 7. Roberts, Shins.19.7 
 8. Gardener, Akita NH19.5 
 9. Lyons, Miyazaki SS19.0 
 10. Arnold, Hamamats.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.5 
 2. McFarland, Yokoham.12.0 
 3. Roberts, Shins.11.8 
 4. Newton, Okinawa GK11.0 
 5. Ocitti, Akita NH11.0 
 6. Rickert, Kyoto H.11.0 
 7. Nunnally, Takamats.10.3 
 8. Dora, Miyazaki SS10.0 
 9. Gomez Camarg., Shi.10.0 
 10. Searcy, Toyama G.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.5 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.7.3 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.7 
 4. Takushi, Oita H.5.5 
 5. Murry, Niigata5.0 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.2 
 8. Dixon, Hamamats.4.0 
 9. Joho, Toyama G.4.0 
 10. Hamilton, Fukuok.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamel STATEN
  Chiba Jets
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Staten, Chiba Jets3.2 
 2. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.6 
 3. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.2 
 4. Saito, Shinshu BW2.0 
 5. Palmer, Fukuoka2.0 
 6. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.0 
 7. Nakanishi, Fukuok.2.0 
 8. Humphrey, Saitama2.0 
 9. Parker, Shimane SM2.0 
 10. Fitzgerald, Sendai2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Blackledge, Osaka4.0 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.3 
 3. Hughes, Shinshu BW2.2 
 4. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 5. Marshall, Osaka E.2.0 
 6. Flowers, Saitama1.8 
 7. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.8 
 8. Ocitti, Akita NH1.7 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.7 
 10. Ashby, Shiga L.1.7 


BJ League Round 7 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
After 7 rounds played we can already see who rules in the BJ League and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most interesting game of round 7 was a home defeat of 4th placed Shimane Magic (4-2) to second ranked Osaka Evessa (5-1) 70-63. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 21-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Osaka Evessa made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points. Forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette) helped adding 4 points and 13 rebounds. At the losing side forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) responded with 20 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Shimane Magic at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Okinawa GK and Shinshu BW. Osaka Evessa is looking forward to face Kyoto Hannar. (#5) on the road in the next round. Shimane Magic will play against the league's second-placed Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Saitama Broncos (3-3) against tenth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (1-5) on Sunday night. Host Saitama Broncos were edged by Iwate Big Bulls in a tough game in Saitama 81-83. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was an exceptional evening for forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). LaShawn Malloy accounted for 9 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) came up with a triple-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for Saitama Broncos in the defeat. Iwate Big Bulls maintains tenth place with 1-5 record. Saitama Broncos at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Iwate Big Bulls will play against higher ranked Toyama Grouses (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saitama Broncos will play against Okinawa GK (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Okinawa GK (4-2) against fifth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (3-3) on Sunday night. Host Okinawa GK was defeated by Kyoto Hannar. in Okinawa 80-67. Jermaine Boyette fired 27 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Jeff Newton produced 20 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Okinawa GK keeps the third position with two games lost. They share it with Shimane SM and Shinshu BW. Kyoto Hannar. will meet at home league's leader Osaka Evessa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Okinawa GK will play against Saitama Broncos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Sendai. 4th placed host Sendai 89ers (3-3) lost to first ranked Akita Happinets (5-1) 93-88. Worth to mention a great performance of Michael Gardener who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Akita Happinets' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Akita Happinets have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Sendai 89ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with three games lost. Akita Happinets' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Chiba Jets at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sendai 89ers will play against Shinshu BW in Nagano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-6) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to second ranked Chiba Jets (5-1) 82-67 on Sunday evening. It was a great evening for Tanaka Kensuke who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Takamatsu FA still closes the standings with six games lost. Chiba Jets will face league's leader Akita Happinets on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Takamatsu FA will play against Miyazaki Shining Suns (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 7 winless Miyazaki SS lost to Oita H.Devils on the opponent's court 85-92. Toyama Grouses unfortunately lost to Shinshu BW in a home game 81-88.



Saitama Bron. - Iwate Big Bulls 81-83

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Saitama Broncos (3-3) against tenth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (1-5) on Sunday night. Host Saitama Broncos were edged by Iwate Big Bulls in a tough game in Saitama 81-83. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-18 Saitama Broncos' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-81 at the end of the game. Iwate Big Bulls dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 28. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was an exceptional evening for forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Power forward LaShawn Malloy (209-84, college: New Orleans) accounted for 9 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Four Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. point guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) came up with a triple-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Saitama Broncos in the defeat. Iwate Big Bulls maintains tenth place with 1-5 record. Saitama Broncos at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Iwate Big Bulls will play against higher ranked Toyama Grouses (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saitama Broncos will play against Okinawa GK (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Flowers 21+7reb+1ast, K.Satterfield 14+12reb+10ast, J.Humphrey 11+3reb+4ast, Y.Arai 9+1reb+1ast, G.Hughes 9+4reb, M.Haraguchi 8+1reb
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Kennedy 21+8reb+2ast, S.Coleman 16+1reb, Y.Yamamoto 14+2reb+2ast, M.Sawaguchi 11+1reb+5ast, N.Tasuku 10+6reb+4ast, L.Malloy 9+10reb+2ast
gschID: 141897


Chiba Jets - Takamatsu FA 82-67

Bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-6) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to second ranked Chiba Jets (5-1) 82-67 on Sunday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Chiba Jets. Takamatsu FA was better in fourth quarter 30-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chiba Jets forced 20 Takamatsu FA turnovers. It was a great evening for guard Tanaka Kensuke (187-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) helped adding 15 points. At the losing side American forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Masaaki Suzuki (176-87) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Four Takamatsu FA players scored in double figures. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Takamatsu FA still closes the standings with six games lost. Chiba Jets will face league's leader Akita Happinets on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Takamatsu FA will play against Miyazaki Shining Suns (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: M.Suzuki 15+3reb+4ast, N.Williams 12+7reb+1ast, M.Nunnally 11+10reb+1ast, H.Kikuchi 10+3reb+1ast, M.Kita 8+1reb, Y.Kurihara 3+1ast
Chiba Jets: M.Hargrow 15+4reb+1ast, T.Kensuke 11+5reb+4ast, J.Staten 10+5reb+2ast, R.Itakura 9+1reb+1ast, H.Sato 7+1reb+1ast, G.Moliva 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 141898


Shimane SM - Osaka Evessa 63-70

The most interesting game of round 7 was a home defeat of 4th placed Shimane Magic (4-2) to second ranked Osaka Evessa (5-1) 70-63. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 21-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Osaka Evessa made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points. Forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette) helped adding 4 points and 13 rebounds. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) responded with 20 points and forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Shimane Magic at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Okinawa GK and Shinshu BW. Osaka Evessa is looking forward to face Kyoto Hannar. (#5) on the road in the next round. Shimane Magic will play against the league's second-placed Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: R.Golson 20+2reb+2ast, M.Parker 13+6reb+1ast, J.Nakama 8+5reb+1ast, J.Davis 7+3reb, M.Williams 5, B.Puckett 5+5reb+2ast
Osaka Evessa: L.Washington 24+3reb, D.Tamura 13, W.Marshall 9+6reb+1ast, S.Takeda 7+2reb, L.Payne 4+2reb, L.Blackledge 4+13reb+1ast
gschID: 141899


Oita H.Devils - Miyazaki SS 92-85

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (0-6) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked Oita Heat Devils (3-3) 92-85 on Sunday. Oita Heat Devils looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for American guard Matt Lottich (193-82, college: Stanford) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) helped adding 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) responded with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American center Darryl Dora (206-85, college: Texas Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Five Oita Heat Devils and four Miyazaki Shining Suns players scored in double figures. Oita Heat Devils moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Miyazaki Shining Suns still closes the standings with six games lost. Oita Heat Devils will face Fukuoka Rizing (#7) at home in the next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Takamatsu FA and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 21+3reb+3ast, D.Dora 18+11reb+2ast, T.Shimizu 17+7reb+7ast, I.Harris 15+3reb, L.Witcher 6+4reb, T.Ito 6+1reb+1ast
Oita H.Devils: W.White 21+5reb+3ast, K.Mitomo 21+3reb+5ast, T.Cummings 21+5reb+3ast, M.Lottich 13+12reb+5ast, N.Takushi 11+4reb+7ast, M.Ohara 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 141900


Okinawa GK - Kyoto Hannar. 67-80

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Okinawa GK (4-2) against fifth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (3-3) on Sunday night. Host Okinawa GK was defeated by Kyoto Hannar. in Okinawa 80-67. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 14-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-67. Kyoto Hannar. dominated on the defensive end, holding Okinawa GK to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Okinawa GK's 28 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Okinawa GK 38-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. American guard Jermaine Boyette (188-78, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) fired 27 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. His fellow American import Lee Cummard (201-85, college: BYU) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and guard Narito Namizato (175-89) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Okinawa GK keeps the third position with two games lost. They share it with Shimane SM and Shinshu BW. Kyoto Hannar. will meet at home league's leader Osaka Evessa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Okinawa GK will play against Saitama Broncos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: J.Newton 20+5reb, N.Namizato 13+4reb, D.Larkai 11+2reb+1ast, A.McHenry 7+3reb+3ast, R.Okosa 7+8reb, N.Kosuge 6+1reb
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Boyette 27+9reb+1ast, L.Cummard 16+7reb, R.Rickert 10+5reb, T.Kawabe 9+2reb+1ast, L.Allred 8+11reb, K.Setoyama 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141901


Sendai 89ers - Akita NH 88-93

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sendai. 4th placed host Sendai 89ers (3-3) lost to first ranked Akita Happinets (5-1) 93-88. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But Sendai 89ers won second period 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by Sendai 89ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Michael Gardener (182-81, college: SE Louisiana) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Kazuhiro Shoji (191-74) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Akita Happinets' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Johnny Dukes (203-84, college: San Bernardino CC) answered with 30 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Four Akita Happinets and five Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Akita Happinets have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Sendai 89ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with three games lost. Akita Happinets' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Chiba Jets at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sendai 89ers will play against Shinshu BW in Nagano and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: J.Dukes 30+4reb+4ast, D.Fitzgerald 20+6reb+2ast, O.Mims 13+9reb, H.Kusaka 12+1reb+6ast, T.Shimura 11+8reb+3ast, R.Singleton 2+3reb
Akita NH: K.Shoji 23+4reb+3ast, M.Gardener 19+6reb+7ast, D.Sweetney 18+7reb+2ast, S.Ocitti 11+9reb+2ast, B.Wallace 9+2reb, R.Mizumachi 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 141895


Toyama Grouses - Shinshu BW 81-88

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Shinshu BW (4-2) defeated on the road 8th ranked Toyama Grouses (2-4) 88-81 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-81. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) helped adding 22 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side power forward Devin Searcy (208-89, college: Dayton, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and guard Haakim Johnson (201-87, college: Pikeville) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shinshu BW have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Okinawa GK and Shimane SM. Loser Toyama Grouses dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Shinshu BW will face Sendai 89ers (#5) at home in the next round. Toyama Grouses will play against Iwate Big Bulls.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: H.Johnson 17+6reb+3ast, M.Joho 14+2reb+3ast, D.Searcy 13+12reb+2ast, B.Harper 12+5reb+1ast, I.Brown 9+4reb+1ast, T.Mito 7+3reb+1ast
Shinshu BW: D.Raivio 22+5reb+3ast, L.Roberts 18+11reb+7ast, E.Morris 11+4reb+1ast, T.Hughes 10+13reb+2ast, T.Saito 7+1reb, T.Goya 6+3ast
gschID: 141896




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


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Barsy Atyrau lost second in a row in Baltic League - by Eurobasket News
Baltic League
Naglis Palangos - Barsy Atyrau 75:68


Naglis Palangos overcame Barsy Atyrau 75:68 in the second game for the team from Kazakhstan in Baltic League. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Barsy Atyrau won third quarter 12-8. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naglis Palangos forced 19 Barsy Atyrau turnovers. The winners were led by guard Mindaugas Reminas (190-G-86) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and Russian forward Nikita Barinov (200-F-91) supported him with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Even 23 points and 7 rebounds by Latvian forward Maris Laksa did not help to save the game for Barsy Atyrau. Forward Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) added 10 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Barsy Atyrau's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Defending Kazakhstan champion Barsy Atyrau still closes the standings with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.



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Bashkimi stops Ukshin Demi in the end, 87:85 - by Dren Shporta
A drama in Prizren was written this weekend. Two teams with equal chances of winning the match and score changes from minute to minute were hardly acceptable for each side and nerves were getting to the limit. But in the end Bashkimi showed a little more experience, which combined with luck, made it possible to register their second win of the season, the first one in front of their supporters.

Leaded by great Ukshin Demi (41 points), Drita had a 5 points advantage in the end of the first quarter (23:28). With little consolidation of their defensive game, Bashkimi cut the difference in the second quarter (23:21) and opened the score in the third (23:15). It was the day of Qendrim Biraj (190-G/F-89) (24 points) nearly every shot of his, was getting in. On the end, in command of Shaptahovic (26 points) oranges achieved their second win against a very good young team of Drita, 87:85 final result and (18:21, fourth quarter), where only 25 seconds before the end, the result was 84:84!

Artin Gashi added 12 and Visar Bunjaku with 11 points where the ones who also contributed in this hard coming victory of oranges. While in the visitors side Qendrim Demi with 11 points and Driton Sylejmani with 18 points, were the only shining lights. In the fifth round, which is in program next weekend, Bashkimi will visit Kosova in Vushtrria while Drita will host Futura.




Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Trepca 3-0 
 2. Peja 3-1 
 3. Sigal Prishtine 2-1 
 4. Bashkimi 2-2 
 5. Kolegji Univer. 1-2 
 6. Drita 1-3 
 7. Futura 0-1 
 8. Kosova 0-2 


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Kazma sign Tyrone Curnell and Hajji Martin - by Eurobasket Center
Kazma signed two American players: 23-year old American forward Tyrone Curnell (201-F-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Valdosta St.) (201-F-88, college: Valdosta St., agency: Strategic Sports) and Hajji Martin (205-F, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Chicago St.).
Curnell started this season at Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin (Israel), but he left the team in pre-season. Last year he in portugal. While playing 22 games for Barreirense CEPSA his stats were: 20.1ppg (2nd best in the league), 8.5rpg, 2.7apg, 3.2spg (league's leader). He was selected to the Eurobasket.com Portuguese League All-Newcomers Team.

Hajji Martin is the product of Chicago State University. As a senior he was averaging 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg. It will be his first season in professional basketball.


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Valmiera wins last two in Baltic League - by Eurobasket News
Valmiera wins last two in Baltic League over the last two days. At first Valmiera beat TTU/Kalev 75:60 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. TTU/Kalev was better in third quarter 13-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forward Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Oskars Virsis chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81, college: W.Illinois) produced 19 points and American center Andrew Arnold (208-C-86, college: Lewis-Clark) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side.
There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Estonian Rapla (0-3) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Latvian Valmiera 69-58 on Saturday. American guard Jai Lucas (177-G, college: Texas) fired 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Ernests Kalve chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Sven Kaldre (197-G/F-91) produced 22 points and power forward Raido Ringmets added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Meanwhile Latvian Ventspils (2-1) recorded its first loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Lithuanian Rudupis (3-1) 78-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ventspils.


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 34.7
 1. Sims, VEF Riga34.7 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera22.3 
 3. Bertans, VEF Riga19.0 
 4. Lucas, Valmiera18.8 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava18.8 
 6. Perry, VEF Riga17.3 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala17.0 
 8. Mayo, Liepaja16.3 
 9. Dukulis, Liepaja16.0 
 10. Young, Ventspils15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Sims, VEF Riga11.7 
 2. Mednis, Turiba8.8 
 3. Kalve, Valmiera8.3 
 4. Andriukaitis, Liep.8.0 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga7.7 
 6. Dukulis, Liepaja7.0 
 7. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 8. Dargais, LU6.8 
 9. Berzins, Ventspils6.4 
 10. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Mayo, Liepaja5.3 
 2. Coders, Jurmala4.7 
 3. Perry, VEF Riga4.0 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventsp.3.8 
 6. Lucas, Valmiera3.8 
 7. Valters, VEF Riga3.8 
 8. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.3 
 9. Vitols, LU3.0 
 10. Bertans, VEF Riga3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Elvijs MICULIS
  U18
  (195-F-94)
  Avg: 4
 1. Miculis, U184.0 
 2. Millage, VEF Riga3.3 
 3. Petersons, Jelgava3.0 
 4. Brizgalovs, U183.0 
 5. Janicenoks, VEF R.2.7 
 6. Peiners, LU2.3 
 7. Krastins, U182.0 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava2.0 
 9. Krumins, Jelgava2.0 
 10. Cain, VEF Riga2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Edmunds DUKULIS
  Liepaja
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dukulis, Liepaja2.0 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera1.3 
 3. Cain, VEF Riga1.3 
 4. Berzins, VEF Riga1.3 
 5. Jonats, Jurmala1.0 
 6. Bertans, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Gromovs, U181.0 
 8. Plivda, LU0.8 
 9. Grasmanis, Jelgava0.8 
 10. Kavaliauskas, VEF0.8 


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Siauliai, Techasas and Naglis Palangos remain perfect in BBL - by Eurobasket News
Naglis Palangos is on top of Group A of Challenge Cup after the win over Barsy Atyrau 75:68. The winners were led by guard Mindaugas Reminas (190-G-86) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and Russian forward Nikita Barinov (200-F-91) supported him with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Even 23 points and 7 rebounds by Latvian forward Maris Laksa (207-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) did not help to save the game for Barsy Atyrau.
Techasas meanwhile improved to 3-0 record after the win over Sakalai 71:63. It was a key game for the top position in Group B as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. Osvaldas Matulionis fired 16 points for the winners. Julius Zurna (188-G-86) chipped in 14 points. Rolandas Matulis (199-C-73) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and forward Arnas Butkevicius (199-F-92) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Siauliai won against visiting Baltai Kaunas 89:81. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Arvydas Siksnius (196-F-87, college: Weatherford JC) helped to win the game recording 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and American power forward Denzel Bowles added 20 points and 5 rebounds during the contest.



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Diekirch League round 6 best performance: John Reimold - by Eurobasket News
American swingman John Reimold (198-F/G-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Basket Esch, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Soleuvre (#8, 2-4) 90-76. Basket Esch maintains the 3rd position in Luxembourg Diekirch League. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Basket Esch will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Reimold had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He has many years of experience at Basket Esch, through which he has constantly improved. Former Bowling Green State University star has very solid stats this year. Reimold is in league's top in points (7th best: 20.3ppg), assists (6th best: 2.8apg) and averages impressive 52.1% FGP and 53.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old American forward Philip Perre (198-F-79) of Musel Pikes. Perre had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Musel Pikes to another comfortable win 83-64 over the lower-ranked BBC Nitia (#9, 1-5) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Musel Pikes to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Perre is a newcomer at Musel Pikes, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#8). He also registered 7.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward William Arre (199-F/C-86, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) of BBC Nitia (#9). Arre scored 24 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Arre's great performance BBC Nitia lost 64-83 to the higher-ranked Musel Pikes (#6, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. BBC Nitia can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Arre he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Arre has individually a great season in Luxembourg. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.7ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 10.0rpg (6th best). He also has 2.5spg and FGP: 58.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corey Raji (198-F-88) of Etzella - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Helder Carvalho (205-C/F-84) of Heffingen - 14 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Denell Stephens (193-F/G-86) of T71 - 13 points and 15 rebounds
7. Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86) of Soleuvre - 16 points and 12 rebounds
8. Larrie Smith (198-F-75) of Sparta - 11 points and 13 rebounds
9. Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82) of Residence - 21 points and 11 rebounds
10. Thomas Dreesen (199-F-88) of Sparta - 25 points and 7 rebounds

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


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Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Centar BP 1-0 
 2. Gorstak 1-0 
 3. Kotor 1-0 
 4. Rudar 1-0 
 5. S.Centar 1-0 
 6. Berane 2010 0-1 
 7. Ibar Rozaje 0-1 
 8. Pljevlja 0-1 
 9. Un.Mediteran 0-1 
 10. Zeta 0-1 


Interview with Chad Barnes, BC Kolin player and former import in KK Mornar - by Darko Pekic
Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-G-83, college: New Orleans) played for KK Mornar in 2009-2010 season. He was brought to the club to help them achive a good position in Balkan League. Barnes averaged 8.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg with 53% from the 3 point line. He now plays in BC Kolin (Czech Republic) and doing great there. Chad's team is currently 3rd in the League with 7-2 record.

Hello Chad! You are now in Czech Republic, playing for BC Kolin, in the Top Division. How do you like your new team?

Hey, I'm enjoying my first time in the Czech. We have a great group of guys here in Koln and we play very hard, we love to compete, and we communicate well together which makes it so much easier.

What do you expect from this new experience? Your team started the season well, you must be happy with the latest results?

I didn't know what to expect when I first arrived in Kolin but after our second pre season match I knew we had a dangerous team that can surprise many teams in this league. A lot more work is needed for us to reach our goals but so far so good.

You played college basketball at New Orleans (NCAA) and then you moved to a smaller school (Houston Baptist - NAIA). Could you explain us how hard it was your 'road to Europe'?

My road to Europe was tough. I think people forget how many good players are in the USA and so few spots are available in Europe. It's not all about being good, it's also about being lucky and fortunate to get an opportunity to play for a professional team in Europe. But my college experience was great and I enjoyed every minute of playing competitive college basketball.

You already had some professional experience in Venezuela nad Poland before arriving to Montenegro. Why did you choose to go there? Was there any special reason for choosing Montenegro?

Well my first opportunity was in Venezuela when I finished my classes at my university. I was very grateful for my first professional job. And Poland was my first European experience. I was excited to start in a league like Poland because I heard it was well respected league. After was Montenegro. I did not hear much about the league but I knew that Montenegrin players played throughout Europe and were known as good basketball players, and I heard the same about Montenegrin coaches so I knew that if I played well there and in the Balkan League, it will help me to gain respect as a good guard in Europe.

How did you like the country? Bar is a small town, did people in Bar, and Montenegro in general, treat you with respect?

When i first arrived in Bar I was amazed at the beauty. Beaches and the sea on one side, mountains on the other. I've never been to a country with so much natural beauty. And the people were great. They have a lively spirit and were always coming up to me and Anthony saying hello and how they like 50 cent (because we were from the states of course). We thought it was funny but I liked their soul. I've been to some other places where the people were not nearly as friendly as they were in Montenegro.

What can you tell us about your experience in Mornar basketball team?

Mornar Bar was a good experience for me because I had the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and my teammates were great guys. Always upbeat and serious about improving their basketball skills. We had a young team so we learned a lot as we went. I think we had a chance to be very good over time but I learned a valuable lesson in Montenegro. As an American guard playing in Europe, you have to be a machine. What they ask of you is almost unfair at times and you have to deliver under any circumstance. Sometimes you might not start, sometimes you may not get as many shots as your comfortable with. You have to deal with all of that. Still play hard, and when you take your shots, make your shots.

How was your first game? Do you remember it?

Our first game for Mornar was in Bucharest in the Balkan league. It was a great game. We played well and won a tough one on the road after a 23 hour bus ride! Road wins are always fun. Everyone was happy and excited about how well we played together.

Your ex teammate Anthony Brown (203-F-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Oklahoma St.) plays now in Finland. Do you guys keep in touch? What do you think about him as a player and person?

Anthony is a cool guy. We still are in contact and talk from time to time to see how each other is doing. Anthony is a good player. Definitely and up and coming forward in Europe because he is athletic and can shoot. I've played some games where he couldn't miss so I know he's a versatile player than can stretch the defense and finish above the rim........and he dances like Damon off 'Next Friday' but don't tell him I said it. Haha!

Is there a significant difference in basketball level between Czech Republic and Montenegro, considering the fact that you have played in both countries?

As I said before the whole Ex Yugoslavia region has players playing all over the world so I know they can play. But the difference in the Montenegrin league and the Czech league is that the Czech has more players from different countries. Croats, Serbs, Lithuanian, and American players all play in the Czech league where as the Montenegrin league basically consists of Montenegrin players. When I was there, only 3 teams had foreign players. I was always interested to see would Montenegro try and open their league up to more players from different countries. I guess over time they will when they see how much they can help their club.

Is there an advice you could give to other Americans who want to come to Montenegro and play basketball?

My advice to anyone playing in Montenegro is don't forget why you are there. To win games and play well. Also it's important to stay patient there because it is definitely a different mindset from the states. Just worry about performing at your best when the lights come on and any player should be fine.

Thank you Chad for taking the time to respond to our questions. Eurobasket. com team wishes you a good season, with no injuries and a lot of individual and team trophies.

Thank you.


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Washington Sabers join NABL - by Gianni Pascucci
The National Athletic Basketball League has completed negotiations and reached an agreement with the Washington Sabers Basketball organization to bring the team aboard for the 2012 season. The Washington Sabers are based in Snohomish County, Washington. Tyrone White , president of the organization stated about the new team: 'We have finalized a deal with the Washington Sabers to play in the NABL. I am excited about the addition of the Washington Sabers to the league. The NABL is lucky to get such a quality team that could have chosen to play in any league. I feel they have a strong management group and will represent the NABL and Snohomish County area well. I feel that the team has the potential to come in and compete not only for the Washington State trophy, but the NABL Nathan Mumm league trophy as well.'

Mr. White also reported that he hopes to complete negotiations with three more Washington State teams giving the area a total of eight teams. He stated: 'The league will be very competitive and very fun to watch'. For more information regarding the NABL and the Washington Sabers:

NABL
Website: http://www.eteamz.com/na-bl
E-mail: white.tyrone44@yahoo.com
Phone: 971-506-3657

THE WASHINGTON SABERS
Office Phone: 425-493-3638
Address: PO Box 352, Marysville, WA 98270
Email: SabersBB@yahoo.com




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  NBLCANADA   


Start of NBL Canada's inaugural season - by Eurobasket News
Quebec K. - Moncton M. 102-97
The Moncton Miracles almost wrote a dramatic scrpt in the National Basketball League of Canada's first-ever game. They staged a late rally and trailed by two points with 1:05 remaining, but lost 102-97 to the Quebec Kebs in an entertaining contest on Saturday in front of 650 fans at Universite Laval in Quebec City. Moncton never held a lead and often trailed by double digits, but it kept battling back into the game. The Miracles trailed by 13 points with six minutes remaining and then went on a 14-3 run to cut their deficit to 97-95 with just over a minute showing on the clock to create a tension-packed finish. 'One thing about our team is we're not going to quit and we showed that in this game,' said Moncton head coach Norris Bell. 'These guys have pride. If there's time on the clock, we always feel like we've got a chance to win. That's the attitude we're trying to build. 'We had some positives in this game. We were aggressive and we out-rebounded them 62-43. That's a big positive. This is a process and we've got to continue to work and get better. It's like a puzzle and we've got to get the pieces together. We're trying to build on the positives and learn from the negatives.' Moncton, which plays its first five games on the road, will return to action against the Oshawa Power on Thursday. The Miracles will face the Saint John Mill Rats in their home opener on Nov. 20 at the Moncton Coliseum. In the only other weekend game, Quebec improved to 2-0 with a 104-101 home-court victory over Oshawa yesterday. Moncton made just 31 of 81 attempts for a .383 field goal shooting percentage. Quebec hit 36 of 82 attempts for a .439 field goal shooting percentage. In terms of three-point shots, the Miracles were just 7-for-23 (.231) and the Kebs were 10-for-28 (.357). A major difference came on free throws where the Miralces struggled at 28-for-40 (.700) and the Kebs were 20-for-22 (.909). 'We're a young team and we must mature in our decision making and there's areas we need to improve in terms of execution,' said Bell. 'It's hard to win when you have 23 turnovers like we had in this game. We need to manage the ball better. 'We need to improve our field goal shooting. We missed some shots close to the basket. Our free throw shooting hurt us in this game. If we made half of the free throws that we missed, we would've won the game. That's an elementary thing. You've got to make free throws.' Ralphy Holmes (6'4''-G-79, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) led Quebec with 21 points and he goes down as the first person to sink a basket in league history. The club's next biggest producers were Shaun Fountain and Jermaine Blackburn with 18 and 15 points, respectively. Jazzmarr Ferguson (6'1''-G, college: Indiana SE), a point guard, was Moncton's top scorer with 22 points and he nailed four three-point shots. He may also some day be the answer to a trivia question. Who scored the first points in Miracles history? *Courtesy of http://timestrncript.canadaeast.com

Quebec K. - Oshawa P. 104-101
The Oshawa Power came up a bit short in their inaugural National Basketball League of Canada game, falling 104-101 to the Quebec Kebs at Laval University Sunday. The Power got off to a strong start, taking a two-point lead after the first quarter, and looked to be in cruise control after starting the second quarter off with a 10-1 run. Canadian Tut Ruach etched himself into the Oshawa Power history books by scoring the team's first points after knocking down an early three to make the score 4-3 Quebec. Ruach continued his strong play, carried over from the preseason, finishing the game with only the points, but 10 assists and five rebounds. 'At the time the shot felt like most other baskets I've scored in my career,' said Ruach in a press release. 'Looking back now it feels great to be a part of what will hopefully become a storied history in professional Canadian basketball.' Fellow Canadian Kevin Francis hit some timely baskets in the first half to help the Power jump out to a 51-46 lead. Francis finished the game with a near double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Robinson (6'8''-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Auburn) led the Power with 16 points and had five rebounds. Quebec's seized the momentum during the third quarter, the only quarter the Kebs would win, 32-24. Royce Parran (5'9''-G-85, college: Chicago St.) of the Kebs finished the game with a near triple-double of 21 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. The Power will play their regular season home opener on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m. *Courtesy of www.durhamregion.com




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  NCAA1   


Kansas guards Taylor, Johnson suspended for exhibitions - by Eurobasket News
Kansas guards Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson (6'2''-G) have been suspended for violating team rules and will miss both of the No. 13 Jayhawks' exhibition games.

Coach Bill Self declined to discuss the specific violations Sunday, but he did say they occurred during the offseason and that both players 'have been terrific since school began.'

They'll miss exhibition games Tuesday night against Pittsburg State and Nov. 8 against Fort Hays State.

Taylor is the Jayhawks' leading returning scorer after averaging 9.4 points and 4.6 assists last season. Johnson started six games a year ago and is their best returning outside shooter.

Kansas opens its regular season Nov. 11 against Towson.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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  NIGERIA   


Lokomotiv Kuban parts ways with Ben Uzoh - by Eurobasket News
As expected, Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88, college: Tulsa) is no longer a player of Lokomotiv Kuban. The Russian team parted ways with the point guard and already replaced him with Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.). Uzoh joined Lokomotiv a month ago. He appeared twice in VTB United league with very limited playing time. Last season Ben Uzoh played in the NBA. He tallied 3.9 points, 1.7 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game for the New Jersey Nets. The guard also played several games for the Springfield Armor. His stats read 16.0 points, 8.0 boards, 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals per appearance in D-League. Ben Uzoh is the product of the University of Tulsa. The guard tallied 15.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game in his senior season. Ben Uzoh was named into NABC Division I All-District 11 2nd Team. He was also trumped into All-C-USA 1st Team in 2010.

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  NORWAY   


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


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Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games Awards 2011 - by Greg
Latinbasket.com All-Tournament 1st Team 2011
#s#
Renaldo Balkman
Balkman
Jose Juan Barea
Barea
Jovan Harris
Harris
Jack Michael Martinez
Martinez
Real Mata
Mata
#e#5

Best Player: Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84) of Puerto Rico
Best Guard: Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84) of Puerto Rico
Best Forward: Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84) of Puerto Rico
Best Center: Real Mata (205-C-86) of Mexico
Best Coach: Flor Melendez of Puerto Rico

1st Team
PG: Jose Juan Barea (181-84) of Puerto Rico
G/F: Jovan Harris (191-81) of Mexico
F: Renaldo Balkman (201-84) of Puerto Rico
F/C: Jack Michael Martinez (203-81) of Dominican Rep.
C: Real Mata (205-86) of Mexico

2nd Team
G: Martin Osimani (194-81) of Uruguay
G/F: Jovan Harris (191-81) of Mexico
F/G: Matias Sandes (201-84) of Argentina
F: Lance Thomas (203-88) of USA
C: Daniel Santiago (216-76) of Puerto Rico

Honorable Mention
Marcelo Magalhaes (199-F/G-75) of Brazil
Edwin Ubiles (198-G/F-86) of Puerto Rico
Justin Dentmon (183-G-85) of USA
Juan Coronado (196-G-83) of Dominican Rep.
Owen Klassen (208-F-91) of Canada
Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) of Argentina
Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) of Uruguay



Stats Leader
Points Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Martinez, DOM21.2 
 2. Barea, PUR21.0 
 3. Balkman, PUR17.0 
 4. Sandes, ARG15.5 
 5. Harris, MEX15.0 
 6. Magalhaes, BRA14.3 
 7. Osimani, URU14.0 
 8. Scrubb, CAN14.0 
 9. Borsellino, URU12.8 
 10. Ward, CAN12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Martinez, DOM11.4 
 2. Mata, MEX10.2 
 3. Balkman, PUR7.8 
 4. Thomas, USA7.6 
 5. Klassen, CAN7.5 
 6. Sandes, ARG7.5 
 7. Borsellino, URU6.8 
 8. Giovannoni, BRA6.0 
 9. Guzman, DOM5.8 
 10. Espinoza, ARG5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  URU
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Osimani, URU5.8 
 2. Dos Santos, BRA4.5 
 3. Barea, PUR4.4 
 4. Magalhaes, BRA3.3 
 5. Dentmon, USA3.2 
 6. Soliver, DOM3.2 
 7. Laprovittola, ARG3.0 
 8. Stoll, MEX2.8 
 9. Cequeira, ARG2.7 
 10. Gonzalez, ARG2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcelo MAGALHAES
  (199-F/G-75)
  Avg: 2
 1. Magalhaes, BRA2.0 
 2. Coronado, DOM1.8 
 3. Balkman, PUR1.8 
 4. Soliver, DOM1.6 
 5. Mendez-V., MEX1.6 
 6. Dos Santos, BRA1.5 
 7. Strong, PUR1.4 
 8. Dyson, USA1.4 
 9. Pena, DOM1.4 
 10. Hobin, CAN1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Real MATA
  USA
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Mata, MEX3.2 
 2. Stiemsma, USA2.0 
 3. Felicio, BRA1.0 
 4. Balkman, PUR1.0 
 5. Becker, BRA1.0 
 6. Martinez, DOM1.0 
 7. Newsome, URU0.8 
 8. Klassen, CAN0.8 
 9. Ward, CAN0.8 
 10. Ubiles, PUR0.6 


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  PBL   


Admirals Complete Successful Tryout - by Allen White
St. Joseph, MI- The Lake Michigan Admirals had the most exciting tryout that professional sport's fans have ever seen. The game hosted eighteen players fighting for the last twelve roster spots and they all played for the love the game. Former Benton Harbor standout and Fighting Illini Rodney Alexander (6'7''-F-87, college: Oklahoma City) put on a show leading all scores with a game high 46pts. He also received over 4,000 texts from the fans to lead in votes as well. Romain Martin (6'3''-G) McDonald's All American nominee out of Eastern Illinois, put up 22 pts. Also putting up double digit numbers from last years Admirals squad was Shane Ross (6'8''-F/C-86, college: Toledo) with 28pts and Pete Trammell (6'5''-G/F-86, college: Grand Valley St.) 21pts, Jay McCree 14pts, and Steven Strong (6'3''-G-84) 12pts. 'This was the most exciting tryout I have ever seen. We have been trying to figure out a way to have a tryout in front of fans so that we can evaluate how the players play in react to the pressure and it was an success. Now the hard part is in front of us. Who do we pick - stated owner Chris Glisson. On Saturday night, Glisson came up with an idea to have his fans text in who they thought should be an Admiral and there were over 8,000 texts received. 'I was so amazed at how many texts came in and they were right on. I value the opinions of our fans especially from basketball greats like L.C. Bowen and Mickey Yarborough who were in the stands,' stated head coach Che Eddie . There were over 200 people in attendance to witness a very high paced game. The game ended with the Gold team winning 157-126. The Lake Michigan Admirals will start off the PBL preseason tournament at Lake Michigan Catholic on November 26th, 2011 at 6:00pm. Go to www.lakemichiganadmirals.com for more information.

Following are the results of the rest of the players:

Black Team:

Shane Ross (6'8''-F/C-86, college: Toledo) 28pts

Courtney Blackmore (6'2''-G) 22pts

Romain Martin (6'3''-G) 22pts

LaPhonso Ellis Jr. (6'3''-G-87, college: Greenville) 17pts

Jay McCree 14pts

Reid Duba (6'7''-F) 10pts

Obinna Agomo (6'3''-G-88, agency: ICRH, college: Greenville) 8pts

Jean-Francois Ndomb (6'3''-G-84, college: Lake Michigan)b 7pts

Brandon Davis 2pts

Gold Team:

Rodney Alexander (6'7''-F-87, college: Oklahoma City) 46pts

Pete Trammell (6'5''-G/F-86, college: Grand Valley St.) 21pts

Ryan Young 16pts

Fred Harrison (6'6''-F-86) 14pts

Steven Strong 12pts

Lorenzo McClendon 12pts

Maurice Benson (6'0''-G-84, college: Indiana Tech) 11pts

Larry White (6'2''-G) 9pts


Joshua Samarco (6'1''-G-86, college: Pikeville) 8pts


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alpha BANGURA
  Air21 E.
  (197-F/G-80)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 2. David, Powerade T.19.0 
 3. Lutz, Petron Blaze17.8 
 4. Yap, B-Meg Llam.17.2 
 5. Dillinger, Talk N.16.8 
 6. Santos, Petron B.16.6 
 7. Seigle, Air21 Expr.16.5 
 8. Caguioa, Ginebra16.2 
 9. Chan, Rain or Shine16.2 
 10. Castro, Talk N T.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 16
 1. Santos, Petron B.16.0 
 2. Carey, Talk N Text12.3 
 3. Peek, Talk N Text10.0 
 4. Reyes, Alaska Aces9.8 
 5. Kramer, Powerade.9.2 
 6. Espinas, Meralco9.2 
 7. Taulava, Meralco9.2 
 8. Sena, Shopinas.8.4 
 9. Thoss, Alaska Aces8.2 
 10. Raymundo, B-Meg8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO
  Talk N Text
  (173-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Castro, Talk N Te.6.3 
 2. Cabagnot, Petron5.8 
 3. Mercado, Meralco5.5 
 4. Tenorio, Alaska A.5.0 
 5. Lee, Rain or Shine4.8 
 6. Miller, Barako Bull4.6 
 7. Lutz, Petron Blaze4.6 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.5 
 9. Lanete, Meralco4.5 
 10. Cruz, Powerade T.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze2.4 
 2. Lassiter, Powerade.2.2 
 3. Castro, Talk N Te.1.8 
 4. Cruz, Powerade T.1.6 
 5. Ildefonso, Petron1.6 
 6. Miller, Barako Bull1.6 
 7. Hubalde, Shopin.1.5 
 8. Seigle, Barako Bull1.5 
 9. Antonio, Powerade.1.4 
 10. Chan, Rain or Shi.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 JR QUINAHAN
  Rain o.
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Quinahan, Rain o.1.8 
 2. Aguilar, Talk N.1.6 
 3. Williams, Talk N.1.5 
 4. Santos, Petron B.1.4 
 5. Baclao, Petron B.1.4 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text1.4 
 7. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 8. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.2 
 9. Espinas, Meralco1.2 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.1.0 


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


PBA Roundup: October 28-30, 2011 - by Enzo Flojo
MERALCO BOLTS over ALASKA ACES, 81-75
Meralco beat the best team in its last outing. The Bolts definitely wouldnt forgive themselves had they lost to a winless ball club. Pounding the boards hard and getting big games from the returning Mark Cardona and Chico Lanete, Meralco outlasted Alaska for its first back-to-back win in the PBA Philippine Cup.

The Bolts out-rebounded the Aces, 54-28, while Cardona and Lanete combined for 17 points in the fourth quarter to deal Alaska its fifth straight defeat, its worst start in an All-Filipino tournament according to statistical records since 1992.

Lanete finished with 17 points and Mark Isip and Cardona each added 10 for Meralco. Sol Mercado contributed 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.

Sonny Thoss collected 19 points and 6 rebounds, Cyrus Baguio had 18 points and Jay-R Reyes contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds for Alaska.

It was, indeed, an unusual ending for the Aces. The team noted for its poise lost its composure late in the game, with Tony De La Cruz bungling an open jumper and Baguio committing a turnover while trying to outmaneuver a defender as Meralco was only ahead, 78-75.

The error by Baguio led to two gift shots by Gabby Espinas. Espinas knocked in both with 11 seconds left, and Thoss missed a hook shot in the ensuing possession.

Meralco 81 - Lanete 17, Isip 10, Cardona 10, Mercado 8, Espinas 8, Omolon 8, Macapagal 7, Borboran 4, Taulava 4, Ballesteros 3, Yee 2, Faundo 0.
Alaska 75 - Thoss 19, Baguio 18, Reyes 11, Dela Cruz 8, Tenorio 7, Baracael 4, Custodio 4, Mepana 2, Cablay 2, Eman 0.
QS: 20-19, 36-36, 52-56, 81-75.

TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS, 96-86
Four Talk n Text players put up huge numbers, giving the crippled team the needed lift to beat Petron Blaze for a share of the lead with Rain or Shine.

Jared Dillinger and Ryan Reyes top scored with 21 points each while Japeth Aguilar and Ali Peek combined for 32 points and 29 rebounds as the Texters bucked the absence of three key players, carving out the win that somehow eased the pain of their loss to the Boosters in the Governors Cup finals.

The Texters did a good job covering for the absence of Jimmy Alapag, Harvey Carey and Ranidel de Ocampo, repulsing the Boosters to catch up with the Elasto Painters in the lead at 4-1. The Boosters slid to joint fifth with the Barangay Ginebra Kings as they reeled with a second straight loss after being upset by the Meralco Bolts Sunday.

Dillinger and Reyes flashed hot shooting hands, nailing three triples each. Aguilar broke out of a personal slump firing 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Peek also had a double-double outing with 15 caroms and 12 points.

Talk N Text 96 - Dillinger 21, Reyes 21, Aguilar 20, Peek 12, Williams 8, Castro 7, Fonacier 7, Raymundo 0, Oreta 0, Lao 0.
Petron 86 - Lutz 20, Santos 20, Cabagnot 16, Ildefonso 10, Yeo 8, Baclao 6, Sharma 4, Guevarra 2, Agustin 0, Reyes 0.
QS: 29-20, 48-36, 75-62, 96-86

BARAKO BULL ENERGY over B-MEG LLAMADOS, 87-84
Barako Bull showed more energy in a draining out-of-town battle here with B-Meg Saturday night, escaping with an overtime win and a piece of tournament eadership. The Energy outlasted the Llamados and drew level with the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and the Talk n Text Tropang Texters atop the PBA Philippine Cup leader board.

Willie Miller came through with 18 points and 4 rebounds to lead Barako Bull. The Energy got away with the three-point decision with the Llamados missing a shot and committing three errors in the final 1:25 of play. The winning team itself ran into a maze of errors but pulled through as they went ahead to stay, 86-84, on a tough shot by Wynne Arboleda off Josh Urbiztondo with still 1:07 left.

B-Meg forced the extension play as James Yap knocked in a three-pointer with 1.8 ticks left in regulation. The regulation play was marked by several momentum shifts with B-Meg opening the game with a 7-0 run, Barako sparking a second-quarter chase and the two teams trading more runs in the final half.

Don Allado became the 29th player in league history to accumulate at least 1,000 offensive rebounds in the contest.

Barako Bull 87 - Miller 18, Ababou 15, Seigle 15, Pennisi 8, Arboleda 7, Salvacio 6, Pea 6, Salvador 5, Artadi 5, Allado 2, Avenido 0
B-Meg 84 - Yap J 20, Raymundo 15, Yap R 12, Simon 11, Barroca 9, De Vance 9, Pingris 5, Urbiztondo 3, Reavis 0
QS: 13-25, 37-39, 62-58, 79-79, 87-84 (OT)

POWERADE TIGERS over PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS, 108-94
The reigning league scoring champ was back with his guns ablaze, mowing down the Petron Blaze Boosters. Gary David sprang back strong from a struggle in their last game, exploding with a career-best 42 points to lead Powerade to a win over Petron Blaze. David delivered that huge output curiously after being held down to 7 points in their game versus B-Meg Wednesday. It was the first time in the last five conferences that the prolific scorer was limited to a single-digit number.

David went 4-of-6 from the three-point area, 11-of-13 from the two-point zone and 8-of-10 from the stripe as he almost single-handedly carried the Tigers past the Boosters.

David went firing right in the first quarter, engaging Arwind Santos in a fiery shootout until the Petron ace was ejected from the game on a flagrant infraction on Ricky Calimag with 3:14 left to play. Calimag made both charities then David, Doug Kramer and Sean Anthony had their own baskets in a crucial run opening a 98-89 lead for the Tigers entering the final minute.

Santos had put in double-double numbers with 23 points and 10 rebounds before being banished from the game. Alex Cabagnot also came through a double-double game with 22 points and 13 assists while Danny Ildefonso added 13 rebounds and nine points for the Boosters.

Powerade 108 - David 42, Kramer 18, Lingganay 11, Lassiter 11, Calimag 9, Casio 6, Antonio 4, Anthony 3, Vanlandingham 2, Crisano 2, Adducul 0.
Petron 94 - Santos 23, Cabagnot 22, Lutz 15, Ildefonso 9, Agustin 6, Sharma 6, Yeo 5, Miranda 4, Guevarra 2, Reyes 2, Doruelo 0, Baclao 0.
QS: 20-30, 48-47, 74-77, 108-94

RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS over MERALCO BOLTS, 139-95
In a single game, Rain or Shine registered a PBA all-time record and four new franchise marks. The outcome was so one-sided that Mark Cardona and Sol Mercado should have decided not to suit up. As a result, the two superstars have merely become footnotes.

Rain or Shine emphatically set a new league record for most three-point shots converted in a game, and with it went on to record its biggest margin of victory, its highest output and best field-goal percentage in franchise history last night, tearing Meralco apart right in the first half.

The Elasto Painters knocked in 22 three-point shots to establish a fresh record since the PBA reverted to the old and farther rainbow country line of 22 feet in the 2009-10 season. They fell just one three-point shot short of matching the 23 defending champion Talk N Text accomplished twice (2007-08 and 2008-09) when the league went along with the 20.5 distance of the FIBA rules.

Ronjay Buenafe scored 15 of his 24 points in the breakaway second quarter, and rookie Paul Lee got the better end of his highly-anticipated confrontation with Sol Mercado with a balanced production of 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists as the Elasto Painters nailed down their fifth win with only a single loss to show.

Jeff Chan added 20 points and Belga had 14 on 4-of-4 shooting from rainbow country. Jervy Cruz and Ronnie Matias each contributed 10 points. Gabe Norwood had 9 assists and 7 points. The Elasto Painters, who led by as huge as 45 points (101-56), also shot 53 of their 80 attempts from the floor for a franchise record 66% clip.

Cardona had 25 points, Nerlbert Omolon 13, and Mercado 12 for the Bolts, who walked into the contest noted for their defense having limited opponents to an average output of 80 points.

Rain or Shine 139 - Buenafe 24, Chan 20, Lee 19, Belga 14, Cruz 10, Matias 10, Quinahan 10, Norwood 7, Rodriguez 7, Arana 6, Ibanes 5, Jaime 4, Uyloan 3.
Meralco 95 - Cardona 25, Omolon 13, Mercado 12, Espinas 12, Isip 9, Hugnatan 9, Laete 4, Faundo 3, Yee 3, Macapagal 3, Ballesteros 2, Taulava 0, Borboran 0.
QS: 33-20, 68-41, 106-64, 139-95.

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



PBA Round 7: Rain or Shine keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with extra overtimes, derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Rain or Shine as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Rain or Shine smashed 4th placed Meralco Bolts in Manila 139-95. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Meralco Bolts. The game without a history. Rain or Shine led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 66.3 percent from the field. Rain or Shine had a 33-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 22 long-distance shots on high 68.8 percentage. Rain or Shine looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 21 passes made by Meralco Bolts' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rain or Shine made 8 blocks. It was a great evening for guard Paul Lee (191) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Ronjay Buenafe (188-83) helped adding 24 points. At the losing side swingman Mark Cardona (180-81) responded with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rain or Shine have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Meralco Bolts at the other side keep the fourth place with three games lost. Meralco Bolts will play next round against Ginebra Kings trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Manila to the arena of Ginebra Kings. Rain or Shine will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Shopinas.com C. in Cubao.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 42 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Gary David of Powerade T..



Barako Bull - B-Meg Llam. 87-84 OT

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Top scorers:
B-Meg Llam.: J.Yap 20+5reb+1ast, K.Raymundo 15+8reb+3ast, R.Yap 12+4reb+1ast, P.Simon 11+7reb+2ast, J.Devance 9+5reb+3ast, M.Barroca 9
Barako Bull: W.Miller 18+4reb+2ast, D.Seigle 15+7reb+1ast, D.Ababou 15+4reb, M.Pennisi 8+8reb+1ast, W.Arboleda 7+3reb+2ast, S.Salvacion 6+4reb+1ast
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Rain or Shine - Meralco Bolts 139-95

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Rain or Shine as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Rain or Shine smashed 4th placed Meralco Bolts in Manila 139-95. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Meralco Bolts. The game without a history. Rain or Shine led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 66.3 percent from the field. Rain or Shine had a 33-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 22 long-distance shots on high 68.8 percentage. Rain or Shine looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 21 passes made by Meralco Bolts' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rain or Shine made 8 blocks. It was a great evening for guard Paul Lee (191) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Ronjay Buenafe (188-83) helped adding 24 points. At the losing side swingman Mark Cardona (180-81) responded with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Gabby Espinas (193-82) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rain or Shine have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Meralco Bolts at the other side keep the fourth place with three games lost. Meralco Bolts will play next round against Ginebra Kings trying to get back on the winning streak. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will travel locally in Manila to the arena of Ginebra Kings. Rain or Shine will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Shopinas.com C. in Cubao.
Top scorers:
Meralco Bolts: M.Cardona 25+7reb+5ast, N.Omolon 13+5reb+3ast, G.Espinas 12+12reb+2ast, S.Mercado 12+4ast, R.Hugnatan 9+2reb+1ast, M.Isip 9+2reb
Rain or Shine: R.Buenafe 24+3reb+1ast, J.Chan 20+3reb, P.Lee 19+7reb+6ast, B.Belga 14+8reb, J.Cruz 10+4reb+1ast, R.Matias 10+3reb+1ast
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Petron Blaze - Powerade T. 94-108

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Manila where 6th ranked Petron Blaze (3-3) was defeated by seventh ranked Powerade T. (3-3) 108-94 on Sunday. Petron Blaze was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 34-17 charge of Powerade T., which allowed them to win the game. They made 30-of-38 free shots (78.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Petron Blaze was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for swingman Gary David (187-78) who led his team to a victory scoring 42 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 15-of-19 shooting from the field). Forward Douglas Kramer (193-83) helped adding 18 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side naturalized American guard Alex Cabagnot (183-82, college: Hawaii-Hilo) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 assists and forward Arwind Santos (193-81) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Powerade T. moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated Petron Blaze. Petron Blaze lost third consecutive game. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Petron Blaze: A.Santos 23+10reb, A.Cabagnot 22+2reb+13ast, C.Lutz 15+4reb+4ast, D.Ildefonso 9+13reb+2ast, C.Sharma 6+5reb, M.Agustin 6+3reb+1ast
Powerade T.: G.David 42+7reb+4ast, D.Kramer 18+12reb+2ast, M.Lassiter 11+9reb+2ast, R.Lingganay 11+1reb+2ast, R.Calimag 9+7reb+3ast, J.Casio 6+2reb+7ast
gschID: 151443




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2Liga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jakub KAROLAK
  Novum Lublin
  (192-F/G-93)
  Avg: 24
 1. Karolak, Novum Lub.24.0 
 2. Peciak, MKS L.22.6 
 3. Celej, Novum Lublin22.3 
 4. Diduszko, WKK O.21.8 
 5. Ejsmont, GKK G.21.7 
 6. Majewski, PWiK P.20.8 
 7. Klocek, MCKiS J.20.7 
 8. Kucharek, AZS I.20.4 
 9. Kowalewski, AZS U.19.8 
 10. Dudzik, AZS A.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Piotr NIEDZWIEDZKI
  WKK O.
  (209-F-93)
  Avg: 13
 1. Niedzwiedzki, WKK13.0 
 2. Zabielski, Tur B.12.2 
 3. Cygan, Unia Tarnow11.2 
 4. Kwandrans, MKS L.10.8 
 5. Mis, Handlopex AZS10.6 
 6. Olejnik, BM Wegie.9.5 
 7. Szwed, Zyrardow.9.4 
 8. Dziura, Staco M.9.4 
 9. Kalinowski, UMKS P.9.0 
 10. Kowalewski, AZS U.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Open F.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Stoklosa, Open F.7.3 
 2. Zych, Unia Tarnow6.4 
 3. Gospodarek, Novum5.7 
 4. Kowalczyk, AZS I.5.7 
 5. Maksymiuk, SMS P.5.4 
 6. Grzelinski, WKK O.5.3 
 7. Wluczynski, Ksieza.5.2 
 8. Hybiak, AZS P.5.2 
 9. Szewczyk, AZS A.5.0 
 10. Schenk, Trefl I.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tomasz CHOJECKI
  Zyrardow.
  (175-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Chojecki, Zyrardow.5.8 
 2. Paszkiewicz, PWiK5.3 
 3. Zych, Unia Tarnow4.8 
 4. Stoklosa, Open F.4.8 
 5. Schenk, Trefl I.4.4 
 6. Rapucha, Tur B.4.3 
 7. Nawrot, GTK G.4.3 
 8. Maksymiuk, SMS P.4.0 
 9. Ejsmont, GKK G.4.0 
 10. Bochenek, Zyrardo.3.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Mikolaj GROD
  KK Swiecie
  (194-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Grod, KK Swiecie2.4 
 2. Niedzwiedzki, WKK2.3 
 3. Zych, Unia Tarnow2.2 
 4. Kunc, Staco M.2.2 
 5. Pilch, Wisla A.2.2 
 6. Rostalski, AZS P.2.0 
 7. Wluczynski, Ksieza.2.0 
 8. Majewski, PWiK P.2.0 
 9. Misztela, UMKS P.2.0 
 10. Kucia, Pogon P.2.0 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Jacek JARECKI
  P.Cuk.
  (197-G-88)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Jarecki, P.Cuk.20.2 
 2. Pacocha, AZS S.17.4 
 3. Niesobski, Sudety16.7 
 4. Mazur, Polonia16.3 
 5. Lewandowski, P.Cuk.16.2 
 6. Kostrzewski, Start16.0 
 7. Zytko, P..16.0 
 8. Woloszyn, MKS D.15.8 
 9. Szumelda-K., Znicz15.0 
 10. Jakobczyk, AZS K.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Przemyslaw LUSZCZEWSKI
  Start L.
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Luszczewski, Start9.5 
 2. Perka, AZS Kutno9.0 
 3. Wilczek, Sokol Lan.8.8 
 4. Radke, Rosa Radom8.8 
 5. Grudzinski, Spojnia8.6 
 6. Wilusz, Sudety8.5 
 7. Malewski, Znicz B.8.0 
 8. Mikolajko, Polonia8.0 
 9. Mielczarek, AZS S.7.6 
 10. Lewandowski, P.Cu.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tomasz OCHONKO
  Spojnia
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Ochonko, Spojnia4.4 
 2. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.4.0 
 4. Michalski, Start L.4.0 
 5. Pydych, Polonia3.8 
 6. Zytko, P..3.8 
 7. Baran, MOSiR K.3.7 
 8. Brek, AZS Kutno3.7 
 9. Przewrocki, Polonia3.5 
 10. Kosinski, Rosa R.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kamil MICHALSKI
  Start L.
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Michalski, Start L.3.8 
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