EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/23/2011

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
Atlantic South
 1. Atlanta E. 1-0 
 2. Heartland H. 1-0 
 3. Atlanta Aliens 0-0 
 4. Florida T. 0-0 
 5. Georgia G. 0-0 
 6. Jacksonville 0-0 
 7. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 8. Savannah Storm 0-0 
 9. Seminole A. 0-0 
 10. Tampa 0-0 
 11. E.Point Jaguars 0-2 
California NW
 1. Bay Area M. 2-1 
 2. Richmond R. 2-1 
 3. S.Francisco R. 1-0 
 4. Anchorage 0-0 
 5. California SK 0-0 
 6. Chico Rage 0-0 
 7. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 8. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 9. Modesto H. 0-0 
 10. Port City P. 0-0 
 11. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 12. Seattle M. 0-0 
 13. Washington R. 0-0 
 14. Sacramento H. 0-3 
California South
 1. Arizona S. 5-1 
 2. San Diego Sol 2-1 
 3. LA Slam 0-0 
 4. Riverside R. 0-0 
 5. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 6. Las Vegas A. 0-1 
 7. San Diego S. 0-3 
Colonial
 1. NoVa Wonders 1-1 
 2. Richmond E. 1-1 
 3. E.Kentucky En. 0-0 
 4. Norfolk Sh. 0-0 
 5. Seven Cities 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
 7. Portsmouth C. 0-1 
Great Lake
 1. Chicago Steam 1-0 
 2. Milwaukee B. 1-0 
 3. Chi-Town B. 0-0 
 4. Indy S. 0-0 
 5. Midwest Flames 0-0 
 6. Oshkosh 0-0 
 7. Porter County P. 0-0 
 8. Chicago F. 0-1 
Mid Atlantic
 1. Carolina C. 3-0 
 2. Athens R. 1-0 
 3. East Carolina T. 1-1 
 4. Myrtle B. 0-0 
 5. Tennessee MH 0-0 
 6. Carolina J. 0-1 
 7. Clarksville C. 0-1 
 8. Fayetteville F. 0-1 
 9. Trefour Ch. 0-1 
Mid Central
 1. Dayton G. 0-0 
 2. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 3. Flint Fire 0-0 
 4. Greencastle GK 0-0 
 5. Indiana D. 0-0 
 6. Indianapolis 0-0 
 7. Lake Michigan 0-0 
 8. Lansing L. 0-0 
 9. Lima Explosion 0-0 
 10. Michiana M. 0-1 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Expr. 2-1 
 2. Connecticut T. 1-0 
 3. Conn. Chill 0-0 
 4. Hampton C. 0-0 
 5. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 6. NYC Thunder 0-0 
 7. Rochester 0-0 
 8. Syracuse SW 0-0 
 9. Island Vipers 0-1 
Panhandle
 1. Gulf Coast F. 1-0 
 2. Columbus R. 0-0 
 3. Louisiana U.P. 0-0 
 4. Mobile Bay H. 0-0 
 5. Panama City D. 0-0 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 5-0 
 2. Colorado C. 1-1 
 3. Crusaders 1-3 
 4. Wyoming R. 0-2 
South Central
 1. Conway C. 4-0 
 2. Bluff City R. 2-0 
 3. Nashville S. 1-0 
 4. St.Louis P. 0-0 
 5. Missouri R. 0-1 
 6. Delta S. 0-2 
 7. N.E. Arkansas 0-2 
South West
 1. North Dallas 3-0 
 2. Texas Fuel 2-1 
 3. Dallas Impact 1-0 
 4. Oklahoma 1-2 
 5. Houston R.S. 0-0 
 6. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 7. Team Havok 0-0 
 8. West Texas W. 0-1 


Giants looking to another winning season - by Gianni Pascucci
The Jacksonville Giants kicked off the 2011-12 season with a Tip-Off luncheon at the City Hall Pub in Jacksonville on Friday. Otis Smith , President of Basketball Operations for the NBA Orlando Magic, and previously the Magic GM was the guest speaker. Smith spoke about the efforts of the Giants and the impact the team has had on the city. 'You have the opportunity to grow, you have the opportunity to go very, very far.' As for the NBA lockout, and the possibility of an NBA team in Jacksonville, Smith commented, 'Who knows what is going to happen with the NBA, there is a crack in the window with some great opportunities, so please keep doing what you are doing.'
Coach Kevin Waters introduced Otis Smith as his mentor. 'I was very proud of the turnout, it was a great opportunity to introduce the players to our fans and sponsors. We look forward to having a great season adn the city's support on Dec 3 against the Gulf Coast Flash.' (The Giants are currently ranked #1 in the ABA).
The Giants introduced several new players including Duke University legend, Olympic Gold medalist and 13 year NBA veteran Christian Laettner (6'11''-F-69, college: Duke). Lamar Sanders (6'6''-F-84, college: Lamar) and Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) were added to the Giants roster after winning two ABA Championships with the SE Texas Mavericks, plus they have added one of the ABA's highest scorers, Dwayne Jackson (6'4''-G-84, college: Charleston So.) who averaged 34 points last year. 'The Giants have a full roster of players that could probably start for any team in the ABA. Coach Waters has done an impressive job - and we are confident that we can hold our #1 ranking and bring Jacksonville its first ever pro basketball championship.'
The Opening Game will be December 3 at the Veterans Memorial Arena in the Sports Complex. For more information, visit www.jacksonvillegiants.com or call 904 355 6511.


Jersey Express win second game in a row - by Gianni Pascucci
On Sunday, Nov 20 night, the Jersey Express defeated the New York Charters at Manhattan Science High School, 147-93, to improve to 2-1 on the season and win its second game in two days, following a 98-94 victory over the Staten Island Vipers on Saturday. Guard Darren Travis (6'3''-G-84, college: Wash.Adventist) was the leading scorer for the Express, pouring in 35 points on the night. He was nearly perfect from three-point range, as he shot 8-of-9 from downtown. Forward Dexter Gray (6'7''-F-85, college: Iona) was dominant in the paint, scoring 20 points and grabbing 20 rebounds, while dishing out six assists. Guards Sedale Walton (6'1''-G-85) and Edgardo Torres (6'3''-G-85, college: Rowan) each added 23 points. In total, the Express had six players in double figures.
'I was very proud and excited by how the team played on Sunday coming off of an emotional home opener', said head coach Joseph Amador .' Dexter Gray set the tone from the state, establishing a presence on the inside and finishing with 20 points and 20 rebounds'.
The Express return home on Friday, December 2, as they look to take down the New York Charters once again. All of the Express home games are played at the teams home court, the Jersey City Armory, located on 678 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, N.J.


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.19.8 
 2. Scott, Radnicki K.18.5 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 4. Vucevic, Buducnost17.4 
 5. Morrison, Crvena Z.17.1 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.16.9 
 7. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 8. Kasun, KK.15.3 
 9. Simon, KK.14.9 
 10. May, KK.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm14.1 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost10.4 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.4 
 4. Pekovic, Partizan6.3 
 5. Pavic, Krka5.9 
 6. Kasun, KK.5.8 
 7. May, KK.5.7 
 8. Green, Union Olimp.5.6 
 9. Schortsaniti., Mac.5.6 
 10. Pasalic, Helios5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki8.0 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi4.8 
 4. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 5. Papaloukas, Macca.4.3 
 6. Draper, Cedevita4.3 
 7. Simon, KK.4.1 
 8. Popovic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 9. Covic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 10. Vujasinovic, Zlat.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Zoran DRAGIC
  Krka
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dragic, Krka2.4 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Zubcic, Cibona2.1 
 4. Draper, Cedevita2.0 
 5. Chase, Cibona1.9 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.1.8 
 7. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 8. Green, Union Olimp.1.6 
 9. Car, Cedevita1.6 
 10. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike SCOTT
  Radnicki K.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Scott, Radnicki K.1.5 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.5 
 3. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 4. Simon, Radnicki K.1.1 
 5. Vucevic, Buducnost1.0 
 6. Owens, Cedevita1.0 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan0.9 
 8. Hendrix, Maccabi0.8 
 9. Collins, Siroki W.0.8 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm0.7 


Round 8 best performance: Nikola Vucevic - by Eurobasket News
International forward Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Buducnost, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 21-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Cibona (5-3) with 16-point margin 85-69. Buducnost is placed at 5th position in . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Buducnost will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Vucevic had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Buducnost's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Southern California star has very solid stats this year. Vucevic is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.4ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.4rpg) and averages impressive 61.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young former international guard Danijel Vujasinovic (180-G-89) of Zlatorog. Vujasinovic had a very good evening with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Zlatorog cruised to a 72-62 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Partizan (#4, 6-2). Despite this victory they still are the league outsider. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Zlatorog managed to get this year. Vujasinovic is one of the most experienced players at Zlatorog and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Boris Savovic (206-F-87) of Hemofarm (#7). Savovic scored 19 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Hemofarm, leading his team to a 74-70 win against slightly lower-ranked Siroki WWin (#9, 3-5). Hemofarm needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Savovic has a great season in Adriatic League. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.1rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mario Kasun (213-C-80) of KK Zagreb CO - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Lior Eliyahu (206-F/C-85) of Maccabi T-A - 19 points and 9 rebounds
6. Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) of Zlatorog - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Bojan Subotic (206-F/C-90) of Crvena Zvezda - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Mike Scott (203-F-86) of Radnicki K. - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) of Cedevita - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. David Simon (207-C-82) of Radnicki K. - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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


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  ARGENTINA   


Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Northwest zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Atletico Gorriti:

Martin Norry (194-G)
Cristian Gianoboli (195-F-90)
Nabil Matorras (180-G)
Oscar Vaquera (190-G)
German Lopez (183-G)
Enzo Cafferata (186-G-88)
Cristian Aguiar (201-C-89)
Francisco Ortiz (196-F-89)
German Chiaruttini (194-F-90)
Pablo Rotta (194-G-86)
Rogelio Salinas (199-F/C-87)

coach: Juan Morales

Talleres Tafi Viejo:

Sergio Ale (198-F/C-70)
Jose Muruaga (198-G-84)
Facundo Romani (180-G-87)
Carlos Fernandez (180-G)
Roberto Orresta (177-G)
Silvio Brito (175-G)
Ivan Julian (195-F)
Alvaro Rodriguez (183-G)
Pablo Walters (194-F-87)
Rafael Banegas (202-C)

coach: Mario Vildoza

Independiente Santiago:


Carlos Leiba (183-G-90)
Daniel Nubie (192-F-89)
Luis Arancibe (C)
Fernando Small (184-G-77)
Pablo Martinez (F)
Fernando Barraza (176-F-88)
Yonathan Sayago (C)
Gaston Zarco (C)
Guido Garnica (189-G/F-84)
Carlos Herrera (C)

coach: Carlos Montenegro

Juan Bautista Alberdi:

Jesus Martin (185-G-84)
Sebastian Osores (180-G)
Javier Skibski (202-F/C-72)
Eduardo Gamboa (189-G-84)
Jorge Fares (180-G)
Juan Muruaga (188-G)
Luis Arganaraz (199-F/C-85)
Marcos Maidana (195-F-80)
Cristian Genero (170-G)
Gustavo Ahumada (196-F-81)
Patricio Aranda (195-F)

coach: Jose Garcia

Municipal El bordo:

Andres Luchetti (193-F)
Lucas Misetich (203-C-83)
Martin Alonso (193-C)
Roman Herrera (198-C)
Guillermo Ibarra (191-F)
Emilio Niscala (182-G)
Sebastian Rossa (183-G)
Marcos Ortega (C)
Pablo Nieto (195-C)
Julio Ramos (C)

coach: Diego Arena

Nicolas Avellaneda:

david Tarchini (188-F)
Mijail Ache (200-C)
Gabriel Gomez (182-G)
Gustavo Fernandez (173-G-89)
Luis Grimaldi (188-G)
Francisco Corti (175-G)
Lucas Tarchini (185-G)
Hugo Autalan (200-C)
Matias Santucho (190-F-86)
Marcelo Zanni (190-G-84)

coach: Jose Small (agency: Dream Team Management )

Union Oran Salta:

Jose Petrini (198-C)
Nahuel Calvo (187-G-86)
Cristian Linares (190-G)
Luis Ponce (176-G)
Nicolas Montero (189-G-86)
Mauricio Chiabrando (183-G)
Luciano Dalzotto (194-F)
Federico Hauer (194-F)
Duilio Contreras (175-G)
Martin Bianni (200-C-92)
Maximiliano Torino (198-C)

coach: Gabriel Albornoz




Ed Nelson joins Gimnasio de Comodoro Rivadavia - by Eurobasket News
Edward Nelson (203-F-82, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Connecticut) became the new player of Gimnasio de Comodoro Rivadavia. The sides agreed on terms of contract. The forward started the season with Sionista de Parana. Edward Nelson posted 12.6 points, 4.1 rebounds per game in Liga A. Previously Edward Nelson had stints with Quilmes, Regatas Corrientes, Leones de Ponce, Trotamundos, Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca, Giessen 46ers, CB Ourence and UU-Korihait. Latinbasket.com named the forward onto Argentinean LigaA All-Imports Team in 2009.
Gimnasio de Comodoro Rivadavia also released Andrew Feeley (206-F/C-83, agency: Promotex, college: UMBC) and Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Elgin CC). Andrew Feeley posted 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Terrence Shannon signed with the team in October. The forward delivered 10.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per appearance.


Juventud Sionista bring in Hakeem Rollins - by Eurobasket News
Juventud Sionista bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Hakeem Rollins (202-F/C-83, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Washington). The centre started the season with San Martin Corrientes. He posted 9.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Last season Hakeem Rollins spent in Gimnasia Comodoro de Rivadavia. His stats read 12.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per appearance. The centre earned Latinbasket.com All-Argentinean LigaA Honourable Mention. Hakeem Rollins also had stints in Uruguay, United Kingdom. He made it onto Argentinean LigaA All-Defensive Team in 2009. In 2008 Hakeem Rollins was named into All-Uruguay LUB 2nd Team.

Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Regatas C. 12-4 
 2. Libertad S. 10-6 
 3. Quimsa 10-6 
 4. Sionista 9-7 
 5. La Union 7-9 
 6. Olimpico LB 6-9 
 7. Atenas 5-11 
 8. San Mart.C. 4-12 
South
 1. Obras 13-3 
 2. Wuber-Est.Bahia 11-4 
 3. Penarol 10-6 
 4. Lanus 8-8 
 5. Boca Jrs 8-8 
 6. GECR Indalo 7-9 
 7. Club 9 4-12 
 8. Quilmes MP 3-13 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Smith, La Union20.5 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.18.8 
 3. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.5 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.4 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras17.1 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 7. Roe, Regatas C.16.3 
 8. Mikulas, La Union15.9 
 9. OBannon, Boca Jrs15.9 
 10. Mojica, Wuber-Es.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matias SANDES
  Sionista
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Sandes, Sionista9.8 
 2. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 3. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.3 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.8.5 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras8.5 
 6. Truscott, Quilm.8.3 
 7. Mikulas, La Union8.3 
 8. McFarlan, San M.7.4 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.4 
 10. Graves, Boca Jrs7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.8 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.6.7 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista6.1 
 4. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.9 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.6 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas4.8 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.8 
 9. McHopson, Quilm.3.6 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. McHopson, Quilm.2.2 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol2.1 
 3. Gerbaudo, Club 91.8 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.7 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.1.7 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
 8. Funes, GECR I.1.6 
 9. Aguirre, Quimsa1.6 
 10. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Louis ROE
  Regatas C.
  (200-F-72)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Roe, Regatas C.1.3 
 2. Ayarza, Club 91.3 
 3. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 4. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 5. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 6. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 9. Tintorelli, Quimsa0.7 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 


Lanus tab Christoher Hayes - by Eurobasket News
Lanus landed Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy). The forward parted ways with Atenas just days ago. Christopher Hayes joined Atenas back in October. He appeared in three Liga Sudamericana games. His stats read 13.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 assist per game. In LigaA Christopher Hayes tallied 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds per appearance. Last season the forward started in Uruguay. He played for Atletico Colon. Christopher Hayes posted 23.3 points, 7.6 boards and 2.4 assists in LUB. In February the forward moved to Centro Juventud Sionista de Parana. The player delivered 17.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in LigaA.

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  AUSTRIA   


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


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Bowles, Siauliai20.2 
 2. Soo, Rapla18.0 
 3. Reminas, Naglis P.17.8 
 4. Butkevicius, Rudup.17.3 
 5. Pilk, TT.17.3 
 6. Kalve, Valmiera17.3 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.3 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas16.3 
 9. Barinov, Naglis P.16.0 
 10. Pakamanis, Juven.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.9.8 
 2. Galdikas, Neptunas9.5 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.2 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.8 
 5. Arnold, TT.7.8 
 6. Rozitis, Valmiera7.7 
 7. Bowles, Siauliai7.7 
 8. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.7 
 9. Willard, Ventspils7.7 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Gediminas MACEINA
  Juventus
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Maceina, Juventus7.5 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai6.0 
 3. Dainys, Neptunas5.8 
 4. Stasys, Neptunas5.5 
 5. Dorbek, Tarvas5.3 
 6. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.3 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.4.8 
 8. Lucas, Valmiera4.5 
 9. Kriisa, Tarvas4.3 
 10. Strelnieks, Vents.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Janis VAHTER
  Tarvas
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vahter, Tarvas2.5 
 2. Keedus, TT.2.4 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava2.3 
 4. Kriisa, Tarvas2.3 
 5. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.3 
 6. Virsis, Valmiera2.2 
 7. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 8. Salenga, Rudupis2.0 
 9. Rinkevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 10. Valeika, Neptunas1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.2.3 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera1.8 
 3. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.8 
 4. Staniulis, Techasas1.3 
 5. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 
 6. McKee, Triumph1.0 
 7. Jefferson, Triumph1.0 
 8. Kalvelis, Techasas1.0 
 9. Mednis, Turiba0.8 
 10. Keedus, TT.0.8 


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


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EuroChallenge: Turk Telekom recover in Belarus - by Eurobasket News
BC Minsk-2006- Turk Telekom 74:93

Turk Telekom recover in Belarus after the first two losses in the Regular Season. The Turkish star-packed team won over BC Minsk-2006 93:74.
Turk Telekom had no more chances to stay alive if the team would have lost in Minsk. They opened the game with 5 consecutive points and Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis) scored for 21:18. Altay brought 39:31, while Guler delivered two for 46:36. The third quarter was decisive in the game as it brought the guests 27-16 surge. Ali Karadeniz (203-F-80, college: Arizona) and Justin Knox (205-F-89, college: N.Carolina) closed the period at 73:54, while both teams nailed 20 points each in the last quarter.
Darius Washington erupted with 28 points for the initial victory, while Mehmet Okur (210-C/F-79) and Ali Karadeniz posted 18 each. Courtney Eldridge (176-PG-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: NC-Greensboro) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort as the team from Belarus suffered their first loss. Justin Hawkins (201-F-85, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Mexico St.) notched 12, while Aliaksei Trastsinetski (200-F-86) and Justin Knox posted 10 apiece.

BC Minsk-2006: Courtney Eldridge 17, Justin Hawkins 12, Aliaksei Trastsinetski 10, Justin Knox 10
Turk Telekom: Darius Washington 28, Mehmet Okur 18+14 rebs, Ali Karadeniz 18




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EuroCup: Tiago Splitter sparks Valencia win over Oostende - by Eurobasket News
Valencia - Oostende 75:62

Valencia earned their first win in EuroCup regular season. They held off visiting Oostende in Group D action. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) nailed 15 points in his EuroCup debut for the Spanish team.
The hosts recorded a narrow 19:16 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the margin in the second term. Valencia posted a 40:31 halftime advantage. But Oostende struck right back in the third quarter. The Belgian team not only erased the deficit but pulled ahead 49:48 following a triple from Sakota. The teams entered the final term tied at 51. Valencia and Oostende exchanged baskets before the home team went on an 8:0 run and cleared off for good in this one. Nando De Colo (202-G-87) nailed 11 points, while Nik Caner-Medley (203-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) added 10 points in the winning effort. Jason Rich (191-G-86) responded with 16 points for Oostende. Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, college: Alabama) had 11 points in the loss.

Valencia: Tiago Splitter 15, Nando De Colo 11, Nik Caner-Medley 10
Oostende: Jason Rich 16, Kennedy Winston 11


EuroCup: PGE Turow edge Dexia Mons-Hainaut by one - by Eurobasket News
PGE Turow - Dexia 67:66

PGE Turow escaped with a narrow come-from-behind win over Dexia in the second round of EuroCup regular season. The Polish team trailed by 8 points heading into the fourth term but went on a 19:10 run to sneak past the Belgian visitors. Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with 18 points to pace PGE Turow to the first win in Group H. Dexia on the other hand suffered the second consecutive loss at the tournament.
PGE Turow ensured a brave start to the game. The Polish team looked unwelcoming in the opening period taking a 9-point advantage 25:16. Dexia reacted in the second term cutting the deficit to 3 points 37:40. Dexia erased the deficit and pulled in front in the third quarter. The Belgian team held their opponents to 8 points and posted a 56:48 lead with one quarter to go. But PGE Turow found the way out. They denied the deficit and eventually stole a valuable win at the end. David Jackson (193-G-86, college: W.Illinois) and John Edwards (213-C-81, college: Kent St.) produced 11 points each in the victory. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) answered with 14 points for Dexia. A.J. Slaughter (191-G-87, college: W.Kentucky) had 12 points in the loss.

PGE Turow: Daniel Kickert 18, David Jackson 11, John Edwards 11
Dexia: Quincy Taylor 14, A.J. Slaughter 12


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Copeland, Aalstar19.5 
 2. Rich, Oostende16.7 
 3. Mallet, Charleroi16.4 
 4. Tofi, Leuven16.0 
 5. Bostic, Liege15.8 
 6. Green, Charleroi14.6 
 7. Freeman, Leuven14.3 
 8. Booker, Oostende14.3 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar13.5 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.3 
 2. Brown, Gent7.2 
 3. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.0 
 4. McLean, Leuven7.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.5 
 6. Booker, Oostende6.5 
 7. Shengelia, Charler.6.4 
 8. Tofi, Leuven6.0 
 9. Carter, M.Hainaut5.8 
 10. Bostic, Liege5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.3 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.2 
 3. Waters, Liege4.2 
 4. Marnegrave, Leuven3.1 
 5. Black, Antwerp3.1 
 6. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 7. Muya, Liege2.8 
 8. Welsch, Charleroi2.7 
 9. Rich, Oostende2.7 
 10. Mallet, Charleroi2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 2. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 3. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Dagunduro, Leuven2.3 
 6. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 7. Faison, Verviers.2.0 
 8. Singletary, M.Hain.1.9 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar1.8 
 10. Jenkins, Gent1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.4 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.7 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.5 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.2 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.1 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp0.8 
 8. Gillet, Liege0.7 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege0.6 
 10. Green, Charleroi0.6 


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Manning stars as East beats West in BD Basketball! - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI --A fantastic finale played out in the BD Basketball All Star Game on Saturday November 18, 2011, when Rafique Manning, Frankie Kalama and others were able to take revenge on Kedrick Matthew and Dante Vanterpool with a 29-26 victory for the East over the West.

Matthew and Vanterpool had led Althea Scatliffe to a zone final win over Joyce Samuel Primary and a championship victory over Cedar School, but now those two schools combined to out-shoot the two architects of the Mighty Scatliffes ascendancy to the peak of Primary School sports.

At half time, it was business as usual as the West team were ahead 15 12. Matthews, of course, was in the thick of things, organizing his team both offensively and defensively.

However, the East team unleashed a barrage of attacks at the start of the second quarter with Manning in particular unstoppable under the rim. He finished with 9 points and 5 rebounds as the East had turned the half time deficit into a 25-18 lead at the end of the 3rd.
Matthew and Vanterpool did everything they could to reduce the arrears during a frantic and frenzied 4th quarter that had the large crowd on the edge of their seats.

Matthew ended up with 12 points and 10 rebounds but fell agonisingly short of the win as the buzzer sounded.

Vanterpool added 8 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Also on the score sheet for the West were Eduardo Vargas with 4 points and JMoi Levons with 2. Renrick Massac Jnr. recorded 3 steals and Chaz Fahie 2.
For the victorious East, apart from Manning, Jaden Chalwell scored 8, Braeden Chalwell 5 and Dante Liburd 3. Kalama made 6 rebounds and Kai Turnbull made 3 assists.

The day also included a shoot-out and skills test and although Brian Bash Brewley made an unblemished demonstration, he was ineligible.
The Shoot Out Trophy went to Dandre Penn of St Georges and Renrick Massac Jnr. took the Skills award.

Other awards were given to Cedar School as the Best Team, Tony Smithen (Cedar) as Best Coach and Kedrick Matthew as the Best Overall Player.
Zone B champs were Joyce Samuel Primary with Althea Scatliffe Primary Champions of Zone A.

The improvement from last year was extraordinary, commented BD Association member and referee Rennie Phipps. A lot of the teams that wasnt that good last year did really well this time around. They have understood and recognized they needed to do certain things to get better. I also say practice makes perfect and it looks like they have been doing that.

Phipps also made the point that BD Basketball as an organization isnt standing still but continues to look at ways to develop the sport.
We have done a lot to really facilitate the programme and the improvement to the quality of play.

Bash and the committee along with himself will be having a meeting shortly to discuss how they can involve the high school in the programme. We also have plans to introduce a 3 v 3 Jamboree, which teaches the children about space, setting screens and how to move on the court, Brewley said.

As far as a specific Girls league, those plans are still in the pipeline.

Hopefully by next year we will have something for them. Its hard to get the girls to play this type of contact sport, but we are working on it, the coach disclosed.

Recipients of the other awards that were handed out by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, the Hon. Myron Walwyn, the Minister of Communication and Works, the Hon. Mark Vanterpool and also the Hon. Andrew Fahie were as follows:
Most Points Shaqueal Frett of Willard Wheatley Primary Sch
Most Rebounds and Blocks Kyle Penn of WWPS
Most Steals Samuel Gilbert of Alexandrina Maduro Primary Sch
Most Assists and Steals Kedrick Matthew of ASPS
The Starting Five as selected by the Officials were: Point Guard-Jaden Chalwell, Shooting Guard- KCei Moses, Small Forward- Kai Turnbull, Power Forward Daniel Harrigan and Centre Kyle Penn.

Virgin Islands News Online



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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.23.3 
 2. Stankov, Spartak19.2 
 3. Harper, Levski S.18.6 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.17.2 
 5. Yanev, Cherno More16.2 
 6. Pavlovski, Chernom.15.7 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Ril.15.6 
 8. Dunovic, Chernomo.15.2 
 9. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.0 
 10. Hall, Levski Sofia14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr YANEV
  Cherno More
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Yanev, Cherno More10.0 
 2. Evtimov, Levski So.9.3 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.8.7 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.2 
 5. Slaveykov, Sparta.7.2 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Ril.7.2 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.7.0 
 8. Stankov, Spartak6.8 
 9. Crawford, Balkan6.7 
 10. Todorov, Spartak6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.2 
 2. Dyakovski, Sparta.6.0 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.4 
 4. Filipov, Balkan4.8 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.4.7 
 6. Aleksiev, Cherno M.3.7 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.3.3 
 8. Roshmanov, Cherno.3.2 
 9. Gruev, Levski Sofia3.0 
 10. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 2. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.7 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.6 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.3 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.3 
 6. Velikov, Rilski S.2.2 
 7. Marinov, Balkan2.2 
 8. Dimitrov, Levski S.2.2 
 9. Petkov, Tundja Y.1.8 
 10. Dunovic, Chernomo.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.8 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.5 
 3. Martin, Balkan1.2 
 4. Gocevski, Tundja Y.1.0 
 5. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 6. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.8 
 7. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.7 
 8. Todorov, Spartak0.7 
 9. Iliev, Cherno More0.5 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski0.5 


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 6-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 5-1 
 3. Cherno More 4-2 
 4. Tundja Yambol 3-3 
 5. Rilski Sportist 3-3 
 6. Balkan 1-5 
 7. Chernomorets 1-5 
 8. Spartak Pleven 1-5 


EuroCup: Lukoil beat Parker-less ASVEL - by Eurobasket News
Lukoil - ASVEL 66:62

Lukoil Academik posted the second straight win in EuroCup season. They defeated ASVEL in Bulgaria to stay on top of Group D. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) came up with 18 points to lead the home team.
Lukoil earned a 19:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second term. ASVEL looked dull offensively without their mastermind Tony Parker. The home team established a 39:28 halftime advantage. ASVEL however stopped the rot in the third term. The French team stressed defence holding Lukoil to 11 points and cutting the deficit to 6 points 44:50. ASVEL got within three points late in the game but Brandon Heath came up deadly from the stripe and sealed the victory for Lukoil. Lamont Mack (201-F-87, college: Charlotte) accounted for 13 points, while Damjan Stojanovski (197-F-87) added 8 points in the win. Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) reacted with 12 points for ASVEL. Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) and Ronny Turiaf (208-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) had 11 points each in the loss.

Lukoil: Brandon Heath 18, Lamont Mack 13, Damjan Stojanovski 8
ASVEL: Dijon Thompson 12, Edwin Jackson 11, Ronny Turiaf 11


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CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. UPEI 4-0 
 2. St.Francis X. 3-0 
 3. Acadia 2-1 
 4. New Brunsw. 2-2 
 5. St.Mary's 2-3 
 6. Cape Breton 1-2 
 7. Dalhousie 1-3 
 8. Memorial 1-5 
CanWest
 1. Victoria 6-0 
 2. UFV 5-1 
 3. UBC 4-0 
 4. Alberta 4-2 
 5. Saskatchewan 3-2 
 6. Lethbridge 3-3 
 7. Regina 2-3 
 8. TWU 2-4 
 9. TRU 2-4 
 10. Calgary 2-4 
 11. Winnipeg 2-4 
 12. Manitoba 2-4 
 13. Brandon 2-4 
 14. UBC Okanagan 0-4 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 4-0 
 2. Ottawa 2-2 
 3. Laurentian 1-3 
 4. Ryerson 1-3 
 5. Toronto Univ. 1-3 
 6. Queen's 0-4 
 7. RMC 0-4 
 8. York 0-4 
OUA West
 1. Lakehead 4-0 
 2. Laurier 4-0 
 3. Brock 3-1 
 4. Guelph 3-1 
 5. McMaster 3-1 
 6. Waterloo 3-1 
 7. Windsor 2-2 
 8. Western 1-3 
Quebec League
 1. Concordia 2-0 
 2. UQAM 2-0 
 3. McGill 1-2 
 4. Laval 1-2 
 5. Bishop's 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin KING
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 24
 1. King, TRU24.0 
 2. Habib, Memorial23.4 
 3. Fassett, St.Mary''s23.4 
 4. Cooper, UPEI23.3 
 5. Mackinnon, Victoria23.2 
 6. Diloreto, Windsor23.0 
 7. Dorsey, Cape Bret.22.7 
 8. Baker, Alberta22.5 
 9. Lual, UPEI21.7 
 10. Thomas, St.Franc.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan BAKER
  Alberta
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Baker, Alberta12.3 
 2. Phillip, Windsor11.8 
 3. King, TRU11.2 
 4. Burke, UBC10.8 
 5. Klassen, Acadia10.3 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.7 
 7. Hull, Laurentian9.3 
 8. Staniscia, Ryerson8.8 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.8.3 
 10. Ogungbemi, Calgary8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.9.3 
 2. Yu, UBC6.5 
 3. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.5 
 4. Vernon, St.Franc.6.3 
 5. Scrubb, Carleton5.8 
 6. Helsby, Memorial5.8 
 7. Shepherd, Memorial5.8 
 8. Collins, Windsor5.3 
 9. Wright, Waterloo5.3 
 10. Brown, UPEI5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Evens LAROCHE
  Concordia
  (193-F-)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Laroche, Concordia4.5 
 2. Cote-K., UQ.4.5 
 3. Cooper, Lethbridge4.0 
 4. Carter, Lakehead3.8 
 5. Thomas, St.Franc.3.7 
 6. Brown, UPEI3.3 
 7. Cooper, UPEI3.0 
 8. Ashe, Acadia2.7 
 9. Ogungbemi, Calgary2.7 
 10. Baker, Alberta2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Balraj BAINS
  UBC
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bains, UBC2.0 
 2. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 3. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 4. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.5 
 5. Tufegdzich, York1.5 
 6. Andrews, Bishop''s1.5 
 7. Gibson, Brock1.3 
 8. Laurin, Toronto1.3 
 9. Burns, Regina1.2 
 10. Iko, Winnipeg1.2 


Lual's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
22-year old forward Manock Lual (198-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team UPEI and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 33 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Memorial (#8, 1-5) 93-83. It allowed UPEI to take over top position in the league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but UPEI already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. Lual has many years of experience at UPEI, through which he has constantly improved. Lual has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 21.7ppg) and averages solid 59.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jordan Baker (192-G-91) of Alberta. He is former international guard in his 3rd season at Alberta. In the last game Baker recorded impressive double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Alberta to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Winnipeg (#11, 2-4) 84-56. Alberta's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 4-2 record is not bad at all. Baker is one of the most experienced players at Alberta and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.5ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 12.3rpg and 4.2apg.

Third place about best performers goes to Ilarion Bonhomme of Brandon (#13). Bonhomme showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of Brandon, leading his team to a 98-91 win against Manitoba (2-4). The chances of Brandon not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bonhomme could try to bring Brandon's a little bit higher in the standings. Bonhomme has a very solid season. In 6 games in Canada he scored 13.8ppg. He also has 5.0apg and and 3PT: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Al Alilovic (198-G) of Cape Breton - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Daniel McCarthy (188-G) of Guelph - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Paul Gareau (201-F) of Regina - 26 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jimmy Dorsey (188-G) of Cape Breton - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists
8. Cam Michaud (198-F) of McMaster - 28 points and 4 rebounds
9. Justin King) of TRU - 25 points and 9 rebounds
10. Andrew Kraus (188-G-86) of Brock - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists

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


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Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Bayi Fubang 1-0 
 2. Beijing Ducks 1-0 
 3. Fujian XX 1-0 
 4. Guandong ST 1-0 
 5. Guangsha L. 1-0 
 6. Liaoning H. 1-0 
 7. Qingdao DS 1-0 
 8. Shandong FB 1-0 
 9. Zhejiang C. 1-1 
 10. Xinjiang F.T. 0-0 
 11. Foshan 0-1 
 12. Jiangsu D. 0-1 
 13. Jilin NE T. 0-1 
 14. Shanghai S. 0-1 
 15. Shanxi Zh. 0-1 
 16. TianJin R. 0-1 
 17. DongGuan L. 0-2 


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Wilson CHANDLER
  Guangsha.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 43
 1. Chandler, Guangsha.43.0 
 2. Martin, Jilin N.37.0 
 3. Hudson, Qingdao DS33.0 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.32.0 
 5. Zhang, TianJin R.29.0 
 6. Marbury, Beijing29.0 
 7. Harvey, TianJin R.27.0 
 8. Roberson, Fujian XX27.0 
 9. Yang, Liaoning H.24.0 
 10. Zhu, Beijing Ducks23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wilson CHANDLER
  Guangsha.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 22
 1. Chandler, Guangsha.22.0 
 2. Hunter, Shandong21.0 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.19.0 
 4. Fahed, TianJin R.17.0 
 5. Gadzuric, Jiang.15.0 
 6. Powell, Liaoning H.13.0 
 7. Harvey, TianJin R.13.0 
 8. Harris, Shanghai S.12.0 
 9. McDonald, Fujian X.12.0 
 10. Han, Liaoning H.12.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Beijing .
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 6
 1. Marbury, Beijing6.0 
 2. Daghles, Jilin N.5.0 
 3. Lin, Guangsha L.5.0 
 4. Liu, Shandong FB5.0 
 5. Abbas, Fujian XX5.0 
 6. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.0 
 7. Shi, Guandong ST5.0 
 8. Chandler, Guangsha.4.0 
 9. Meng, TianJin R.4.0 
 10. Pan, Shanxi Zh.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Chih-Chieh LIN
  Guangsha L.
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Lin, Guangsha L.6.0 
 2. Zhang, Guangsha L.4.0 
 3. Zhang, Liaoning H.4.0 
 4. Hudson, Qingdao DS4.0 
 5. Hunter, Shandong3.0 
 6. Pan, Shanxi Zh.3.0 
 7. Yi, Jiangsu D.3.0 
 8. Harvey, TianJin R.3.0 
 9. Zhong, Jilin NE T.3.0 
 10. Marbury, Beijing3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 ZhaoXu ZHANG
  Shanghai S.
  (221-C-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Zhang, Shanghai S.7.0 
 2. Xu, Bayi Fubang3.0 
 3. Douthit, Foshan3.0 
 4. Anderson, Shandon.2.0 
 5. Li, Liaoning H.2.0 
 6. Zhang, Guangsha L.1.0 
 7. Zhang, TianJin R.1.0 
 8. Morris, Beijing Du.1.0 
 9. Powell, Liaoning H.1.0 
 10. Boone, Zhejiang C.1.0 


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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP FINALS 2011, GAME 3. - by Victor Garcia
The Orgullo Paisa said is not over and defeated Bukaros in the third game of the Finals Playoff in the 2011 Federation Cup, in the first quarter both team played very anxious taking forced shots and making lots of tournovers.
For the second half the Orgullo Paisa took control of the actions and achive distance in the scoring with their three main scorers, Ortiz , Guillent and Salcedo hurting a passive Bukaros defense, the second quarter finished with the local team ahead 50-38.
For the third, the Yellow team began to play hard inside specially with Luis Julio ruling the paint, also Calvin Cage was hot the offensive, but the defensive effort was not enough to stop the Paisas offensive, at the end of the third Orgullo Paisa keep ahead by 9 points.
Beginig the last quarter the Bukaros made a last effort that put them just 5 points behind, but then fall in the words game that cost a technical foul over Juan Herrera, followed by a Heberth Bayona turnover, the Bukaros los the way and the Orgullo Paisa took the final control of the action to get an important victory that guarantees a 5th game in Medellin.
Orgullo Paisa had Heissler Guillent with 24 points, Bukaros had Luis Julio with 22 points
ORGULLO PAISA 96 - H. Guillent 24 pts, S. Ortiz 20 pts.
BUKAROS 84 -C. Cage 24 pts, L Julio 22 pts + 11 rebounds.



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  CROATIA   


EuroCup: Jerusalem too good for Cibona - by Eurobasket News
Jerusalem - Cibona 89:73

Jerusalem recorded the first win in EuroCup regular season. The Israeli team held off visiting Cibona. Brian Randle (203-F-85) knocked down 16 points to pace the home team. Cibona slipped at 0-2 record after the loss.
Hapoel and Cibona stayed pretty close throughout the opening ten minutes. The hosts eked out a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Jerusalem however increased the tempo in the second term. They fired 28 points to arrive at halftime up by as many as 14 points 47:33. Cibona slowed the home team down a bit in the third term but could not get any closer. Jerusalem enjoyed a 14-point buffer entering the fourth term. They stayed aggressive in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Jarvis Varnado (206-F-88, college: Mississippi St.) had 13 points, while Yuval Naimy (188-PG-85) finished with 12 points in the win. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Cibona. Davor Kus (191-G-78, agency: Interperformances) provided 12 points in the loss.

Jerusalem: Brian Randle 16, Jarvis Varnado 13, Yuval Naimy 12
Cibona: Andrija Zizic 16, Davor Kus 12


EuroCup: Cedevita draw first blood in EuroCup season - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita - Bayern Munich 70:64

Cedevita enjoyed their first win at the EuroCup regular season. They toppled Bayern Munich in Croatia to climb at 1-1 record in Group G. Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) posted 15 points in the winning effort.
Cedevita stayed on top in the starting frame. The hosts built a 17:13 lead at the first intermission. Bayern slowed Cedevita down in the second quarter. The German team cut the deficit to just 3 points at the interval 30:33. However Cedevita retained control in the third quarter. They boosted the margin to 6 points with ten minutes to go in the game 54:48. Bayern and Cedevita traded baskets throughout the tense fourth term but the hosts withheld all comeback efforts from Bayern to escape with a narrow win at the end. Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) had 11 points, while Levour Warren (196-F-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) netted 10 points in the win. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Bayern. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) and Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) provided 9 points apiece in defeat.

Cedevita: Dontaye Draper 15, Marino Bazdaric 11, Levour Warren 10
Bayern: Chevon Troutman 18, Robin Benzing 9, Judson Wallace 9


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Eurochallenge: Round 3 - A home loss for Etha and a road win for Keravnos - by Chris Mammides
Ethas' 2nd consecutive home lossis leaving no room for qualification in the next round for the Cyprus team and at the same time creates some serious doubtness in the team of Coach Konstantinidis as other than these 2 European losses the team lost also against APOEL a couple of days ago and is more than obvious that the team is not the same as last season mainly due to Anthony Kings empty spot which was never replaced equally and becomes every match more and more obvious.

On the other hand, the team of Keravnos Strovolou under Coach Panagiotis Yiannaras seems to be more focused and more prepared in this European adventure than the Engomis team, tonight the Strovolos team after a great game in Hungary and against Szolnoki of Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) played a solid game and even though had the leading role from the beginning, at the end of the 3rd quarter with the usual dead time for the Strovolos players, the Hungarians found the opportunity to balance the game by the end of the 3rd quarter but in the most crucial 4th quarter, Keravnos palyers showed their experience in the European courts and with solid basketball were able to regain the difference and the game with 81-93 in a game which reached the 15 points difference some seconds before its end

The games in more analysis:


InterCollege Etha Engomis - Okapi Aalstar 61-80
The Belgian team currently at the 6th position out of 9 teams in the Belgian league and for sure is not a super power in the European courts but tonight the American players Christopher Copeland and Justin Holiday were magnificent and dominate the game against the Cyprus team from the early beginning
The first period run with the visiting site of Coach Brad Dean, an American Coach who is coaching the Belgian team from 2003 onwards took an early lead of 13-17 showing its moods from the early beginning with Ethas's key players being in another slow night.
The 2nd period was a bit better for the home team but still the score of this period was 14-15 and Etha found some scoring from Watkins and Dejan Cup (202-PF-83). The overall score for the first half became 27-32
The 3rd quarter was a night mare for the Cyprus Club as the Belgians speed up and Coach Konstantinidis team remain at least two gears behind. With Copeland, Steinbach and the veteran Nate Fox the Belgians over come totally Etha and with a 16-25 put a tombstone in the Cyprus dreams. The score became 41-57
In the 4th quarter Giorgos Anastasiadis and Jackson tried to cut the deficit but the Belgians were unstoppable and with Copeland and Holiday dominated totally in both edges of the court.
It is worth mentioned that the home team had the poor shooting percentage of 36% in compare to the 51% of the visiting site, while the 3 American players of the team scored 23 points all together.
Top scorers:
Etha: Jackson and Dejan Cup 12 per head
Aalstar: Copeland 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, Holiday 15, Steinbach 12, Fox 13 points and 6 rebounds.

Szolnoki Olajbanyasz - Keravnos Strovolou 81-93
The Strovolos team played great and took an early lead of 3 by the end of the first quarter 24-27 with Moore being the main figure with his organizational skills and his assists while in the productive part Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, college: Mississippi St.) was awesome against the Hungarians in the first period
The 2nd period found the Hungarians to balance the game and took a small deficit mainly with Bader who was unbeatable and was dominant in both edges was keeping his team in the leading positions, so the score ended to 24-23 and the small lead of Keravnos became even smaller by the end of the first half 48-50
Keravnos was better team in the court but some false balls and some mistakes by its players were giving the chance to the experience players of the Hungarian team, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) and Bader to remain in the game.
The 3rd quarter started with the best mode for the visiting site of Coach Yiannaras as Winsome Frazier continue his scoring crescent while Hatcher woke up and gave some help at the beginning of the quarter and the Strovolos team took a lead of nine points 53-62 4.28 before the end but unfortunately for the Cyprus club, Hatcher and Mantache who replaced Moore did 3-4 consecutive false balls and the experience Hungarians took the opportunity and succeeded a solid 13-4 in the last 4 minutes to bring the game to 66-66 by the end of the 3rd quarter.
It was obvious that the momentum belonged to the Hungarians at the particular moment, even though Chan, Strahinja Dragicevic (203-F-86) and Winsome Frazier scored the first six points of Keravnos to reshape the score to 66-72, the Hungarians with took a time out with 7.12 to the end and the score being 68-74, succeed a 4-0 with 4 personal points of the newcomer American Julien Mills and another offensive rebound from Bader who was dominant in the paint and against Chan, Trisokkas and Veselovs the experienced Hungarian had no problem brought the score in another tie before Strahinja Dragicevic with five consecutive personal baskets and a goal-foul reshape the score to 74-79 with 3.45 to the end. It is worth mentioned that Marton Bader had 21 points and 10 rebounds at the specific time. Hatcher scored for the 74-81 but Hatcher lost the chance to become the hero of the game as he did another turnover (traveling) his 3rd one, but Keravnos was lucky as the turnover repeated by the Hungarian players so the score remain at the same levels and with another three pointer by the excellent Winsome Frazier after an assist of Moore, Keravnos took a long breath as the score was 76-84 with less than 2 minutes and the momentum was totally to the visitors.
The 13th assist by Moore was a fact and the great dunk by Vesselovs reshaped the score to 76-88 1.14 before the end and with the winner being the team of Keravnos in another European success for the Strovolos team. It is worth mentioned that the American guard of Keravnos, Marcus Moore (198-G-80, college: Washington St.) lost an amazing chance to succeed a great triple double figure as he missed it for 2 rebounds! Also it is worth mentioned the great defense of Coach Yiannaras team over the key point guard of the Hungarian team Obie Trotter who remain in shallow waters in the specific game.
The top scorers:
Szolnoki: Bader 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists, Akos Horvath 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, Trotter 12, and Mills 11
Keravnos: Winsome Frazier 27 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, Strahinja Dragicevic and Hatcher 15 points each, Marcus Moore 10 points, 13 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 steals, Vesselovd and Trisokkas 10 points each.

MVP of the game was Winsome Frazier in another exclusive European night!!




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EuroChallenge: Roanne grabbed the win over BK Prostejov to tie them at 2-1 record - by Eurobasket News
BK Prostejov - Roanne 85:87

Roanne grabbed the win over BK Prostejov to tie them at 2-1 record at EuroChallenge Group C. BK Prostejov trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 36-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85:87 at the end of the game. With 2:36 to play, the fans back home were already celebrating as their team had an 84:66 lead. But Kamil Svrdlik replied for Prostejov, who went on to score 17 points in a row and trail just 84:83.
Chorale de Roanne made 18-of-23 free shots during the game. It was a great shooting night for Chorale de Roanne especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) who scored 29 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import point guard Andre Barrett (175-PG-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Seton Hall) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana) who recorded 19 points and Slovenian guard Matej Venta (187-G-84) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively.
Chorale de Roanne is looking forward to face BK Pardubice at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Prostejov will play against Hoverla in Frankivsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Roanne: John Holland 29, Andre Barrett 18, Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) 11+10reb,
BK Prostejov: Jamar Smith 19, Dusan Pandula (196-F-84) 16, Matej Venta 15, Pavel Slezak (186-G-84) 13



EuroCup: CEZ Nymburk overcame GasTerra Flames in the start of Day 2 - by Eurobasket News
CEZ Nymburk - GasTerra Flames 93:60

CEZ Nymburk overcame GasTerra Flames in the start of Day 2 to remain undefeated in Group C. The team from Czech Republic rolled over the Dutch side 93:60 for 2-0 record.
GasTerra Flames started the game better and grabbed 20:17 after the first period. The hosts tried valiantly to get themselves back into the contest and they won the second frame 24-14 to take 41:24 at the halftime. Moreover the third and the last quarters belonged to them as well. The visiting side were desperate to keep themselves in the contest and were smashed in the last stanza. CEZ Nymburk erupted with 28-5 in it to take the 33-point victory.
A.J. Abrams (180-G-86, college: Texas) and Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Washington) stepped up with 18 points each, while Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy), Michael Lenzly (189-G-81, college: Wofford) and Pavel Pumprla (196-G-86) added 12 apiece. David Bell (186-G-81) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Alex Wesby (196-G-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Temple) nailed 11.

CEZ Nymburk: A.J. Abrams 18, Chester Simmons 18, Lamayne Wilson 12, Michael Lenzly 12, Pavel Pumprla 12
GasTerra Flames: David Bell 18, Alex Wesby 11



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


Astrum Levice Strengthens Roster with Addition of Dior Lowhorn - by Surujh Roopnarine
The replacement for the departed Esian Henderson (203-F-86, college: Cent.Missouri) has been found, in the form of 24-year old forward Dior Lowhorn (201-F-87, college: USF). Dior Lowhorn, a graduate of the University of San Francisco, began this season in Ukraine with SK Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk. In six games he averaged 7.8 points and 3.0 rebounds while shooting 47.5% from the field before leaving at the end of October. Last season, his first as a professional, je played in Belgium with Stella Artois Leuven Bears. Hi stats over 34 games averaged out to nine points and four rebounds per game. He spent his last three years of college at USF under renowned Head Coach Eddie Sutton and played his freshman season at Texas Tech under Hall of Famer Bob Knight. A strong scorer and rebounder, Lowhorn should provide an upgrade over Dominique Keller (203-F-88, college: Illinois) who had been promoted from Onyx Levice while the team looked for a replacement for Esian Henderson. Lowhorn should arrive in Levice this week and will be on a 10-day test period prior to finalizing his contract for the remainder of the season.

Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Grant, Levice19.9 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.2 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov18.5 
 5. Houska, BK Decin18.4 
 6. Lowery, Chomutov17.9 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.17.0 
 8. Longmire, Usti n.17.0 
 9. Bridgewaters, Inte.16.6 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.9.5 
 2. Votroubek, USK P.8.9 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.5 
 4. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.5 
 5. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 6. Meno, Svitavy7.7 
 7. Peterson, BK Prost.6.9 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.9 
 9. Field, BC Kolin6.5 
 10. Gavran, Inter B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chadwick-Farrell BARNES
  BC Kolin
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Barnes, BC Kolin5.2 
 2. Sotnar, USK Praha5.1 
 3. Wright, Chomutov5.0 
 4. Vrubl, Plzen4.9 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 6. George, Svitavy3.4 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.3.3 
 8. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.1 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.0 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava2.8 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.6 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.2 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 6. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 7. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 8. Grant, Levice1.8 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin1.8 
 10. Simmons, CEZ N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.8 
 3. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.7 
 4. Grant, Levice1.3 
 5. Spralja, CEZ N.1.0 
 6. Meno, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy0.7 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.7 
 10. Jelinek, BC Kolin0.7 


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 12-0 
 2. Bakken 10-1 
 3. Naestved 8-4 
 4. Aabyhoj 6-6 
 5. SISU 5-7 
 6. Horsholm 5-7 
 7. Vaerlose 4-8 
 8. Aalborg 3-8 
 9. Falcon 3-9 
 10. Horsens IC 3-9 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Harris, Horsens IC26.3 
 2. White, Aalborg26.1 
 3. Kingsley, Svendborg22.7 
 4. Henry, Naestved22.3 
 5. Rutherford, SISU20.6 
 6. Rasmussen, Vaerl.20.4 
 7. Bishop, Aalborg19.5 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj18.6 
 9. Bak, Horsholm17.3 
 10. Dennis, SISU17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Bishop, Aalborg11.4 
 2. Glynn, Naestved10.3 
 3. St.John, Horsens10.3 
 4. Benjamin, Horsholm9.3 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj9.2 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj9.1 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC8.6 
 8. Johansen, Naestved8.2 
 9. Ba, Falcon8.0 
 10. Colas, Horsholm8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Henry, Naestved5.2 
 2. White, Aalborg4.5 
 3. Sakne, Horsens IC4.1 
 4. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 6. Colman, Svendborg3.8 
 7. Iversen, Bakken3.5 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj3.5 
 9. Sattler, Horsens IC3.5 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Henry, Naestved4.9 
 2. Wire, Vaerlose3.1 
 3. Dennis, SISU2.6 
 4. White, Aalborg2.5 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon2.3 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.2.1 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj1.9 
 8. Bishop, Aalborg1.8 
 9. Glynn, Naestved1.8 
 10. Benjamin, Horsholm1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jenard HARRISON
  SISU
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Harrison, SISU2.3 
 2. Phillips, Aabyhoj2.0 
 3. Bishop, Aalborg1.9 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.8 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj1.7 
 6. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.6 
 7. Colas, Horsholm1.4 
 8. Eleraky, Aalborg1.1 
 9. Vinson, Svendborg1.0 
 10. Larsen, Vaerlose0.9 


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  EBA   


Standings
EBA Standings
Northern Division
 1. Hudson V.H. 1-0 
 2. Brooklyn P. 0-0 
 3. N.Y.C. J. 0-0 
 4. Philadelphia L. 0-0 
 5. New York W. 0-1 
Southern Division
 1. Harrisburg H. 0-0 
 2. M. All-Stars 0-0 
 3. NoVa H. 0-0 
 4. Washington M. 0-0 
 5. Winchester S. 0-0 


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Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 7-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 5-1 
 3. Tarvas 5-3 
 4. Rapla 5-3 
 5. Tln Kalev 3-4 
 6. TTU/Kalev 3-5 
 7. Parnu 1-5 
 8. Valga/CKE 1-9 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brandis RALEY-ROSS
  Tln K.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 18
 1. Raley-Ross, Tln K.18.0 
 2. Pilk, TT.17.9 
 3. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool16.0 
 4. Soo, Rapla15.5 
 5. Raap, Parnu15.5 
 6. Arnold, TT.14.6 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.14.5 
 8. Cipruss, Tarvas14.4 
 9. Kurg, Tln Kalev14.2 
 10. Laane, Rapla13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.6 
 2. Arnold, TT.9.9 
 3. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla8.3 
 5. Fedortchuk, Tln K.8.1 
 6. Amis, Tartu Ulikool8.0 
 7. Cricelli, Va.7.6 
 8. Allingu, Tartu U.7.1 
 9. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 10. Keedus, TT.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cunda, Va.4.5 
 2. Kriisa, Tarvas4.1 
 3. Raap, Parnu4.0 
 4. Laane, Rapla3.9 
 5. Pilk, TT.3.6 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas3.6 
 7. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.3 
 8. Karner, Parnu3.3 
 9. Veideman, Tartu U.3.2 
 10. Keedus, TT.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Brandis RALEY-ROSS
  Tln K.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Raley-Ross, Tln K.2.8 
 2. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.6 
 3. Karner, Parnu2.5 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 5. Cunda, Va.2.3 
 6. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.3 
 7. Kaldre, Rapla2.1 
 8. Dorbek, Tarvas1.8 
 9. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.1.8 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.2.0 
 3. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.7 
 4. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 5. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 6. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 7. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 8. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 9. Voolaid, Parnu0.8 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 


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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Deron WILLIAMS
  Besiktas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Williams, Besiktas33.7 
 2. Roll, Antwerp25.3 
 3. Washington, Turk T.23.0 
 4. Stanojevic, Karsi.22.7 
 5. Holland, Roanne22.7 
 6. Delaney, Chalon22.3 
 7. Peavy, Art.Dragons21.0 
 8. Chatman, Karsiyaka19.3 
 9. Karadeniz, Turk T.19.0 
 10. Gaines, Armia19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pranas SKURDAUSKAS
  Arkad.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Skurdauskas, Arkad.12.0 
 2. Stanojevic, Karsi.12.0 
 3. Thomas, Armia11.7 
 4. Bader, Szolnok11.0 
 5. Willard, Ventspils11.0 
 6. Kjellbom, Armia10.7 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 8. Ignerski, N.Nov.9.0 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.9.0 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom10.7 
 2. Danek, Arkadia7.5 
 3. Moore, Keravnos7.3 
 4. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 5. Swanson, Hoverla6.0 
 6. Diaz, Armia6.0 
 7. Eldridge, Minsk-20.6.0 
 8. Barrett, Roanne5.7 
 9. Brown, EWE Baskets5.7 
 10. Pierce, Sokhumi5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Denis CLEMENTE
  Nitra
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Clemente, Nitra4.3 
 2. Pandula, BK Prost.4.0 
 3. Moore, Keravnos3.7 
 4. Seay, Norrkoping3.5 
 5. Danek, Arkadia3.0 
 6. Frazier, Keravnos3.0 
 7. Miles, Krasnie Kri.3.0 
 8. Morris, U.Mobite.2.7 
 9. Schilb, Chalon2.7 
 10. Victor, Spartak-.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.3.0 
 2. Kjellbom, Armia2.7 
 3. Hardin, Minsk-20062.3 
 4. Pustovyi, Khimik2.0 
 5. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 6. Saunders, Goett.2.0 
 7. Watkins, Etha2.0 
 8. Erden, Besiktas1.7 
 9. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.7 
 10. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.1.7 


Standings
EuroChallenge Standings
Group A
 1. EWE Baskets 3-0 
 2. Fuenlabrada 2-1 
 3. Norrkoping 1-2 
 4. Nitra 0-3 
Group B
 1. Besiktas 3-0 
 2. Armia 2-1 
 3. Leiden 1-2 
 4. Goettingen 0-3 
Group C
 1. Roanne 2-1 
 2. BK Prostejov 2-1 
 3. BK Pardubice 1-1 
 4. Hoverla 0-2 
Group D
 1. Khimik 2-1 
 2. Ventspils 2-1 
 3. Atomeromu 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group E
 1. Antwerp 2-1 
 2. Chalon 2-1 
 3. U.Mobitel.CN 1-2 
 4. Enisey 1-2 
Group F
 1. Triumph 3-0 
 2. Aalstar 2-1 
 3. Etha 1-2 
 4. Olin Edirne 0-3 
Group G
 1. Minsk-2006 2-1 
 2. Karsiyaka 2-1 
 3. Telekom Baskets 1-2 
 4. Turk Telekom 1-2 
Group H
 1. Art.Dragons 3-0 
 2. Keravnos 2-1 
 3. Szolnok 1-2 
 4. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-3 


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Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Gravelines 2-0 
 2. BC Donetsk 1-1 
 3. Hapoel J-M 1-1 
 4. Cibona 0-2 
Group B
 1. Khimky 2-0 
 2. VEF Riga 1-1 
 3. PAOK 1-1 
 4. Cholet 0-2 
Group C
 1. CEZ Nymburk 2-0 
 2. Aris 1-1 
 3. Rudupis 1-1 
 4. Groningen 0-2 
Group D
 1. Lukoil Academik 2-0 
 2. ASVEL 1-1 
 3. Valencia 1-1 
 4. Oostende 0-2 
Group E
 1. GC 2014 2-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 1-1 
 3. Banvit BK 1-1 
 4. Fraport SKY 0-2 
Group F
 1. Lietuvos rytas 2-0 
 2. Krka 1-1 
 3. Azovmash 1-1 
 4. Le Mans 0-2 
Group G
 1. Spartak SP 2-0 
 2. Cedevita 1-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 1-1 
 4. Benetton TV 0-2 
Group H
 1. ALBA 2-0 
 2. Buducnost 1-1 
 3. PGE Turow 1-1 
 4. M.Hainaut 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tony PARKER
  AS.
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 34
 1. Parker, AS.34.0 
 2. Causeur, Cholet26.5 
 3. Massey, Lokomotiv22.0 
 4. Young, Ventspils21.0 
 5. Kemp, Besiktas21.0 
 6. Wood, ALBA20.0 
 7. Giddens, PAOK19.5 
 8. Ray, Krka18.5 
 9. Sims, VEF Riga18.5 
 10. Bell, Groningen18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah MASSEY
  Lokomotiv
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Massey, Lokomotiv12.5 
 2. Lee, BC Donetsk12.0 
 3. Adrien, Benetton10.5 
 4. Willard, Ventspils10.0 
 5. Necas, CEZ Nymburk9.0 
 6. Giddens, PAOK9.0 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.9.0 
 8. Lishchuk, Valencia8.5 
 9. Valanciunas, Lietu.8.0 
 10. Peterson, BK Pros.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Deron WILLIAMS
  Besiktas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Williams, Besiktas8.0 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans5.8 
 3. Draper, Cedevita5.7 
 4. Planinic, Khimky5.5 
 5. Chatman, Karsiyaka5.5 
 6. Thompson, Fraport5.0 
 7. Holston, Art.Drag.4.5 
 8. Schilb, Chalon4.5 
 9. Ewing, Azovmash4.5 
 10. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Shawn RAY
  Etha
  (194-SF-80)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ray, Etha4.5 
 2. Massey, Lokomotiv4.5 
 3. de Randamie, Groni.3.0 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.0 
 5. Beverley, Spart.3.0 
 6. Draper, Cedevita3.0 
 7. Giddens, PAOK2.5 
 8. Necas, CEZ Nymburk2.5 
 9. Dourisseau, Groni.2.5 
 10. Simmons, Banvit2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Muldrow, Aris4.0 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.3.0 
 3. Naymick, CEZ N.3.0 
 4. Troutman, B.Mue.2.5 
 5. Massey, Lokomotiv2.0 
 6. Scalabrine, Benett.2.0 
 7. Boukichou, Oosten.2.0 
 8. Wyatt, Groningen2.0 
 9. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.5 
 10. Randle, Hapoel J.1.5 


Eurocup Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Gravelines - BC Donetsk 78-53
Gravelines celebrated the second straight EuroCup victory. The French team thrashed BC Donetsk at home court to stay undefeated in Group A. Pape Sy (197-G-88) nailed 16 points to pace well-balanced effort from the hosts. Gravelines opened the game aggressively. They held their opponents to 12 points in the first term and took a 7-point lead. Gravelines gradually increased the tempo in the second quarter. The hosts arrived at halftime leading by 14 points 42:28. BC Donetsk tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third quarter. The Ukrainian team got within 12 points at the final break but it was not enough. Gravelines went on a 21:8 surge in the final ten minutes to finish off their opponents. Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH) had 11 points, while J.K. Edwards and Yannick Bokolo posted 9 points each in the win. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for BC Donetsk. Michael Lee had 11 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Hapoel J-M - Cibona 89-73
Jerusalem recorded the first win in EuroCup regular season. The Israeli team held off visiting Cibona. Brian Randle (203-F-85) knocked down 16 points to pace the home team. Cibona slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Hapoel and Cibona stayed pretty close throughout the opening ten minutes. The hosts eked out a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Jerusalem however increased the tempo in the second term. They fired 28 points to arrive at halftime up by as many as 14 points 47:33. Cibona slowed the home team down a bit in the third term but could not get any closer. Jerusalem enjoyed a 14-point buffer entering the fourth term. They stayed aggressive in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Jarvis Varnado (206-F-88, college: Mississippi St.) had 13 points, while Yuval Naimy finished with 12 points in the win. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Cibona. Davor Kus provided 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Khimky - VEF Riga 90-70
Khimky earned the second straight win at the start of EuroCup regular season. They trounced visiting VEF Riga. Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) and Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) scored 11 points each to pace the winners. Khimky knocked down 26 points in the opening frame to take a 6-point lead. VEF Riga however matched the tempo in the second term. The teams stayed close trading the baskets. Khimky ensured a 7-point halftime advantage 51:44. Khimky cleared off in the third quarter. They limited VEF Riga to just 12 points in it and entered the final frame up by as many as 16 points 72:56. BC Khimky never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Sergey Monya and Zoran Planinic chipped in 10 points each for the hosts. Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) responded with 18 points for VEF Riga. Kristaps Janicenoks had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss.

PAOK - Cholet 74-62
PAOK celebrated the first win in EuroCup regular season. They knocked down Cholet in front of the home crowd. J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) orchestrated the victory with 22 points and 12 rebounds to his name. Cholet suffered the second loss in a row from the start of the tournament. PAOK pulled ahead in the opening frame. The hosts secured an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets in the second term with PAOK taking a 36:33 halftime advantage. The Hellenes stretched their lead in the third quarter. PAOK arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 10 points 56:46. Cholet never recovered and allowed PAOK to march to the win in the fourth period. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) had 19 points, while Dimos Dikoudis added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) answered with 22 points for Cholet. Donnie McGrath finished with 11 points in the loss.

Group C
CEZ Nymburk - Groningen 93-60
CEZ Nymburk overcame GasTerra Flames in the start of Day 2 to remain undefeated in Group C. The team from Czech Republic rolled over the Dutch side 93:60 for 2-0 record. GasTerra Flames started the game better and grabbed 20:17 after the first period. The hosts tried valiantly to get themselves back into the contest and they won the second frame 24-14 to take 41:24 at the halftime. Moreover the third and the last quarters belonged to them as well. The visiting side were desperate to keep themselves in the contest and were smashed in the last stanza. CEZ Nymburk erupted with 28-5 in it to take the 33-point victory. A.J. Abrams (180-G-86, college: Texas) and Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Washington) stepped up with 18 points each, while Lamayne Wilson, Michael Lenzly and Pavel Pumprla added 12 apiece. David Bell (186-G-81) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Alex Wesby nailed 11.

Rudupis - Aris 60-71
Aris dominated the Baltic state in Lithuania for 1-1 record in Group C of EuroCup. The Greek side needed 71:60 victory for the initial success. Defence was very much at a premium and particularly in the first half. Only the last basket in the first period gave the home side 14:11 lead, while they had the same difference at the end of the half. However the most crucial passage of the game came in the third quarter. The visitors had managed to regain the lead at the end of the quarter to set up the thrilling finale. With 25-12 they took 49:39 lead after 30 minutes and increased to 11 points at the end of the game. Sam Muldrow (205-F, college: S.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette) netted 14. Dimitrios Tsaldaris scored 10, while Christos Tapoutos added 9. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) ended up with 11 points in defeat, whilst Saulius Kuzminskas and Dainius Salenga poured in 10 each.

Group D
Lukoil Academik - ASVEL 66-62
Lukoil Academik posted the second straight win in EuroCup season. They defeated ASVEL in Bulgaria to stay on top of Group D. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) came up with 18 points to lead the home team. Lukoil earned a 19:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second term. ASVEL looked dull offensively without their mastermind Tony Parker. The home team established a 39:28 halftime advantage. ASVEL however stopped the rot in the third term. The French team stressed defence holding Lukoil to 11 points and cutting the deficit to 6 points 44:50. ASVEL got within three points late in the game but Brandon Heath came up deadly from the stripe and sealed the victory for Lukoil. Lamont Mack (201-F-87, college: Charlotte) accounted for 13 points, while Damjan Stojanovski added 8 points in the win. Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) reacted with 12 points for ASVEL. Edwin Jackson and Ronny Turiaf had 11 points each in the loss.

Valencia - Oostende 75-62
Valencia earned their first win in EuroCup regular season. They held off visiting Oostende in Group D action. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) nailed 15 points in his EuroCup debut for the Spanish team. The hosts recorded a narrow 19:16 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the margin in the second term. Valencia posted a 40:31 halftime advantage. But Oostende struck right back in the third quarter. The Belgian team not only erased the deficit but pulled ahead 49:48 following a triple from Sakota. The teams entered the final term tied at 51. Valencia and Oostende exchanged baskets before the home team went on an 8:0 run and cleared off for good in this one. Nando De Colo (202-G-87) nailed 11 points, while Nik Caner-Medley added 10 points in the winning effort. Jason Rich (191-G-86) responded with 16 points for Oostende. Kennedy Winston had 11 points in the loss.

Group E
Fraport SKY - GC 2014 58-71
Gran Canaria registered the second win in a row at the start of EuroCup season. The Spanish team surprised Skyliners in Frankfurt in Group E. Spencer Nelson (203-F-80, college: Utah St.) nailed 14 points to pace the winners. The hosts fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Gran Canaria felt at home in the opening frame. They grabbed a 17:11 lead ten minutes into the game. But Skyliners picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The hosts erased the distance and eventually eked out a 33:32 halftime lead. But the third term turned things upside down for the home team. Gran Canaria took over completely after the big break. They established a comfortable 54:43 advantage with ten minutes to go in the game. Gran Canaria held the home team to 15 points in the final term and ensured a confident win at the end. Taurean Green (185-G-85, college: Florida) nailed 13 points, while Marquez Haynes added 11 points in the winning case. Jon Leuer (208-F-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wisconsin) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Skyliners. Jimmy McKinney had 15 points in the losing case.

Lokomotiv - Banvit BK 75-67
Lokomotiv Kuban opened win count at EuroCup regular season. They knocked down Banvit at home court to improve at 1-1 record. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) stepped up with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the charge. Banvit fell at 1-1 record after the loss. Lokomotiv grabbed the initiative early in the game. They secured a 22:15 advantage at the first break. Lokomotiv maintained the pressure in the second stanza. They secured a 9-point buffer at the interval. But Banvit bounced back in the third term. The Turkish team erased the bigger part of the deficit trailing by a single point at the final break 58:59. Lokomotiv responded with a stifling defence in the final period limiting Banvit to 9 points and escaping with a tough win at the end. Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.) scored 13 points, while Maksim Sheleketo added 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Charles Davis (202-F-84, college: Alabama) answered with 15 points for Banvit. Baris Ermis netted 14 points in defeat.

Group F
Le Mans - Krka 65-84
Krka earned the first win in EuroCup season. The Slovenian powerhouse toppled Le Mans on the road to improve at 1-1 record in Group F. Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova) nailed 23 points to lead the effort. Le Mans slipped at 0-2 record following the loss. Krka proved their strength in the first ten minutes. The Slovenian team went on a 24:14 run to clear off. Le Mans got closer in the second quarter. The hosts narrowed the deficit to 7 points 35:42. But Krka were back in the driver's seat in the third frame. They outscored the home team to take a 63:49 advantage into the final quarter. Krka unloaded 21 points in the final period keeping the French team at bay. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, college: S.Florida) provided 17 points, while Jerome Jordan netted 12 points and 6 boards for the winners. William Coleman (206-F-88, college: Memphis) responded with 11 points for Le Mans. Joao Paulo Batista finished with 10 points in the loss.

Lietuvos rytas - Azovmash 83-55
Lietuvos Rytas posted the second consecutive win at the start of EuroCup regular season. They cruised past Azovmash in Group F clash in Vilnius. Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) provided 17 points to lead the home team. Azovmash got to a perfect start. The Ukrainian team held the hosts to 10 points in the starting period to take a 6-point advantage. Lietuvos Rytas struck back in the second period. They unloaded 24 points and surged ahead. The home team secured a 34:28 halftime advantage. Lietuvos Rytas mounted the pressure in the third term. The Lithuanian team boosted the gap to enjoy a 16-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Lietuvos Rytas wrapped up the game in style firing 27 points in the final quarter and celebrating a well-deserved win at the end. Mindaugas Katelynas (205-F-83, college: Chattanooga) provided 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82, college: Morehead St.) replied with 12 points for Azovmash. Hasan Rizvic netted 11 points in the loss.

Group G
Cedevita - B.Muenchen 70-64
Cedevita enjoyed their first win at the EuroCup regular season. They toppled Bayern Munich in Croatia to climb at 1-1 record in Group G. Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) posted 15 points in the winning effort. Cedevita stayed on top in the starting frame. The hosts built a 17:13 lead at the first intermission. Bayern slowed Cedevita down in the second quarter. The German team cut the deficit to just 3 points at the interval 30:33. However Cedevita retained control in the third quarter. They boosted the margin to 6 points with ten minutes to go in the game 54:48. Bayern and Cedevita traded baskets throughout the tense fourth term but the hosts withheld all comeback efforts from Bayern to escape with a narrow win at the end. Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) had 11 points, while Levour Warren netted 10 points in the win. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Bayern. Robin Benzing and Judson Wallace provided 9 points apiece in defeat.

Group H
PGE Turow - M.Hainaut 67-66
PGE Turow escaped with a narrow come-from-behind win over Dexia in the second round of EuroCup regular season. The Polish team trailed by 8 points heading into the fourth term but went on a 19:10 run to sneak past the Belgian visitors. Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with 18 points to pace PGE Turow to the first win in Group H. Dexia on the other hand suffered the second consecutive loss at the tournament. PGE Turow ensured a brave start to the game. The Polish team looked unwelcoming in the opening period taking a 9-point advantage 25:16. Dexia reacted in the second term cutting the deficit to 3 points 37:40. Dexia erased the deficit and pulled in front in the third quarter. The Belgian team held their opponents to 8 points and posted a 56:48 lead with one quarter to go. But PGE Turow found the way out. They denied the deficit and eventually stole a valuable win at the end. David Jackson and John Edwards produced 11 points each in the victory. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) answered with 14 points for Dexia. A.J. Slaughter had 12 points in the loss.

ALBA - Buducnost 86-68
ALBA earned the second straight EuroCup victory. The German powerhouse overcame Buducnost at home court to keep perfect record in Group H. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) nailed 23 points to pace the hosts. ALBA started the game strongly scoring 24 points in the opening frame. They secured an 11-point lead at the first break. Buducnost however reacted with a stiff defence in the second period. The visitors cut ALBA short on offence and narrowed the gap to 7 points at halftime 32:39. The hosts picked up the slack in the third term. They kept Buducnost at distance taking a 60:51 advantage at the final break. ALBA never slowed down in the fourth term cruising to a convincing win at the end. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) scored 15 points, while Marko Simonovic netted 14 points in the win. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 20 points for Buducnost. Aleksa Popovic had 11 points in the loss.


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Barca extends JC Navarro through 2015 - by Eurobasket News
FC Barcelona Regal announced Monday that it has agreed to terms with star guard Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) on a contract extension through 2015. Navarro will appear with club president Sandro Rosell at a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the signing. The extension comes days before Barcelonas Turkish Airlines Euroleague Week 6 game against Union Olimpija, which Navarro enters needing just 14 points to become the competitions career scoring leader. He has spent all but one season with his hometown club with whom he has won the Euroleague twice as well as six Spanish League titles, five Spanish Kings Cups and the 1999 Korac Cup. On an individual note, he was the 2008-09 Euroleague MVP, the 2010 Euroleague Final Four MVP and been named to the All-Euroleague First Team a record five times. Navarro is also a former world champion with the Spanish national team, an achievement he picked up in 2006. Additionally Navarro won two European championships gold medals and was the MVP this past summer at EuroBasket 2011. So far this season Navarro has averaged 12.4 points and 3.8 assists in five Euroleague games for Barcelona.

Courtesy of Euroleague


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 9-2 
 2. Kataja 9-3 
 3. Kauhajoki 9-4 
 4. Pyrinto 8-4 
 5. ToPo 7-5 
 6. Kouvot 6-7 
 7. Korihait 6-7 
 8. Salon Vilpas 5-8 
 9. KTP 4-8 
 10. LrNMKY 4-8 
 11. Namika Lahti 1-12 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.2 
 2. Holloway, Salon V.21.6 
 3. Blue, KTP20.0 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto19.3 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.3 
 6. Ivey, Nilan Bisons19.0 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.18.9 
 8. Tiedeman, LrNM.18.3 
 9. Newson, Kataja18.0 
 10. Johnson, Korihait17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.3 
 2. Blue, KTP10.9 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.5 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.7 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.8.7 
 7. Newson, Kataja8.6 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto8.6 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.2 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Petri VIRTANEN
  Kataja
  (183-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.9 
 3. Walker, Kataja4.4 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 5. Sarcevic, KTP4.2 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 7. Haynes, LrNM.3.8 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki3.6 
 9. Vanzant, Korihait3.5 
 10. Ahonen, Salon Vil.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.8 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.6 
 3. Sten, Kataja2.3 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 5. Sarcevic, KTP2.2 
 6. Newson, Kataja2.0 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.1.9 
 8. Haynes, LrNM.1.8 
 9. Jordan, Kouvot1.8 
 10. Holloway, Salon V.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.7 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Jones, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. Price, Kataja0.9 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 
 8. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 9. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 
 10. Bell, KTP0.7 


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EuroCup: Lukoil beat Parker-less ASVEL - by Eurobasket News
Lukoil - ASVEL 66:62

Lukoil Academik posted the second straight win in EuroCup season. They defeated ASVEL in Bulgaria to stay on top of Group D. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) came up with 18 points to lead the home team.
Lukoil earned a 19:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second term. ASVEL looked dull offensively without their mastermind Tony Parker. The home team established a 39:28 halftime advantage. ASVEL however stopped the rot in the third term. The French team stressed defence holding Lukoil to 11 points and cutting the deficit to 6 points 44:50. ASVEL got within three points late in the game but Brandon Heath came up deadly from the stripe and sealed the victory for Lukoil. Lamont Mack (201-F-87, college: Charlotte) accounted for 13 points, while Damjan Stojanovski (197-F-87) added 8 points in the win. Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) reacted with 12 points for ASVEL. Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) and Ronny Turiaf (208-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) had 11 points each in the loss.

Lukoil: Brandon Heath 18, Lamont Mack 13, Damjan Stojanovski 8
ASVEL: Dijon Thompson 12, Edwin Jackson 11, Ronny Turiaf 11


EuroCup: J.R. Giddens leads PAOK past Cholet - by Eurobasket News
PAOK - Cholet 74:62

PAOK celebrated the first win in EuroCup regular season. They knocked down Cholet in front of the home crowd. J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) orchestrated the victory with 22 points and 12 rebounds to his name. Cholet suffered the second loss in a row from the start of the tournament.
PAOK pulled ahead in the opening frame. The hosts secured an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets in the second term with PAOK taking a 36:33 halftime advantage. The Hellenes stretched their lead in the third quarter. PAOK arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 10 points 56:46. Cholet never recovered and allowed PAOK to march to the win in the fourth period. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) had 19 points, while Dimos Dikoudis (206-F/C-77) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) answered with 22 points for Cholet. Donnie McGrath (193-G-84, college: Providence) finished with 11 points in the loss.

PAOK: J.R. Giddens 22+12 boards, Marcus Goree 19, Dimos Dikoudis 11
Cholet: Fabien Causeur 22, Donnie McGrath 11


EuroCup: Krka thump Le Mans in France - by Eurobasket News
Le Mans - Krka 65:84

Krka earned the first win in EuroCup season. The Slovenian powerhouse toppled Le Mans on the road to improve at 1-1 record in Group F. Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova) nailed 23 points to lead the effort. Le Mans slipped at 0-2 record following the loss.
Krka proved their strength in the first ten minutes. The Slovenian team went on a 24:14 run to clear off. Le Mans got closer in the second quarter. The hosts narrowed the deficit to 7 points 35:42. But Krka were back in the driver's seat in the third frame. They outscored the home team to take a 63:49 advantage into the final quarter. Krka unloaded 21 points in the final period keeping the French team at bay. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, college: S.Florida) provided 17 points, while Jerome Jordan (213-C-86, college: Tulsa) netted 12 points and 6 boards for the winners. William Coleman (206-F-88, college: Memphis) responded with 11 points for Le Mans. Joao Paulo Batista (207-F/C-81, college: Gonzaga) finished with 10 points in the loss.

Le Mans: William Coleman 12, Joao Paulo Batista 10
Krka: Allan Ray 23, Jimmy Baxter 17, Jerome Jordan 12


EuroCup: Gravelines go 2-0 edging BC Donetsk - by Eurobasket News
Gravelines - BC Donetsk 78:53

Gravelines celebrated the second straight EuroCup victory. The French team thrashed BC Donetsk at home court to stay undefeated in Group A. Pape Sy (197-G-88) nailed 16 points to pace well-balanced effort from the hosts.
Gravelines opened the game aggressively. They held their opponents to 12 points in the first term and took a 7-point lead. Gravelines gradually increased the tempo in the second quarter. The hosts arrived at halftime leading by 14 points 42:28. BC Donetsk tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third quarter. The Ukrainian team got within 12 points at the final break but it was not enough. Gravelines went on a 21:8 surge in the final ten minutes to finish off their opponents. Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH) had 11 points, while J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82, agency: Hoops Ambassadors, college: UNLV) and Yannick Bokolo (190-G-85) posted 9 points each in the win. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for BC Donetsk. Michael Lee (207-F-86) had 11 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Gravelines: Pape Sy 16, Juby Johnson 11, J.K. Edwards 9, Yannick Bokolo 9
BC Donetsk: Vule Avdalovic 16, Michael Lee 11+11 boards


EuroChallenge: Roanne grabbed the win over BK Prostejov to tie them at 2-1 record - by Eurobasket News
BK Prostejov - Roanne 85:87

Roanne grabbed the win over BK Prostejov to tie them at 2-1 record at EuroChallenge Group C. BK Prostejov trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 36-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85:87 at the end of the game. With 2:36 to play, the fans back home were already celebrating as their team had an 84:66 lead. But Kamil Svrdlik replied for Prostejov, who went on to score 17 points in a row and trail just 84:83.
Chorale de Roanne made 18-of-23 free shots during the game. It was a great shooting night for Chorale de Roanne especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) who scored 29 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import point guard Andre Barrett (175-PG-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Seton Hall) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana) who recorded 19 points and Slovenian guard Matej Venta (187-G-84) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively.
Chorale de Roanne is looking forward to face BK Pardubice at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Prostejov will play against Hoverla in Frankivsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Roanne: John Holland 29, Andre Barrett 18, Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) 11+10reb,
BK Prostejov: Jamar Smith 19, Dusan Pandula (196-F-84) 16, Matej Venta 15, Pavel Slezak (186-G-84) 13



Jean-Michel Mipoka out 6-8 weeks - by Eurobasket News
Jean-Michel Mipoka (198-SF-85) will miss next 6-8 weeks due to injury. The Limoges CSP player suffered scaphoid fracture last Friday during the game against Chalons-Reims. He spent just 4 minutes on the court before he got injured. Mipoka appeared 8 times for Limoges this season averaging 4.3 points, 2 rebounds and 1.4 assists. He joined the club during the pre-season. Jean-Michel Mipoka spent 2010/11 with Roanne. He had 3.2 ppg and 1.4 rpg for them in ProA. In EuroCup, Mipoka registered 6.5 ppg and 2.2 rpg for 6 games. Before Roanne, he spent one year with Saint Vallier. In the past, Mipoka played for Quimper, Antibes and Cholet. He also was a member of French youth National Teams.

Malick Badiane signs with Nantes - by Eurobasket News
Malick Badiane (211-F/C-84) is a new member of Nantes. The Senegalese big guy penned a deal for rest of the season. He spent the last one with Boulazac. Badiane appeared 32 times in ProB with them averaging 9.2 points and 8 rebounds. Before Boulazac, he spent one year with Nanterre. He helped them reach ProB Semifinals. Badiane had 8.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg for 21 games. The player also has experience from Dijon, Paris Basket Racing, Anaheim Arsenal (NBA D-League) and Frankfurt (Germany). Malik Badiane is active member of the Senegalese NT. He was named Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team -11. For 6 games at this event he had 8.8 ppg, 11 rpg and 1.2 bpg.

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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brooks, ABA S.21.0 
 2. Nikolovski, Feni I.19.6 
 3. Boswell, ABA S.19.3 
 4. Tasovski, Rabotnic.18.4 
 5. Dahlman, MZT S.18.0 
 6. Life, Lirija17.8 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar17.7 
 8. Zivcevic, Lirija17.5 
 9. Georgievski, Vardar17.4 
 10. Jelesijevic, Kuma.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.9.6 
 2. Mitchell, Lirija8.6 
 3. Trajkovski, Torus8.1 
 4. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.1 
 5. Cekovski, MZT S.6.9 
 6. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 7. Reynolds, Torus S.6.5 
 8. Cole, Rabotnicki6.3 
 9. Mikic, Kumanovo6.0 
 10. Knezevic, Feni I.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.4.0 
 2. Tasevski, Vardar3.6 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus3.5 
 4. Tomasevic, Kozuv3.4 
 5. Morban, Lirija3.4 
 6. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.4 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar3.3 
 8. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.2 
 9. Ocokoljic, Feni I.3.2 
 10. Zivcevic, Lirija3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.6 
 2. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.4 
 3. Simonovski, Feni I.2.1 
 4. Filipovic, Lirija1.9 
 5. Zivcevic, Lirija1.5 
 6. Stajic, Lirija1.4 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar1.3 
 8. Morban, Lirija1.3 
 9. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 10. Ocokoljic, Feni I.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sinisa AVRAMOVSKI
  Lirija
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Avramovski, Lirija1.0 
 2. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.0 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija0.9 
 4. Simic, Lirija0.7 
 5. Cole, Rabotnicki0.7 
 6. Pajic, Vardar0.6 
 7. Trajkovski, Torus0.6 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.6 
 9. Chappell, ABA S.0.6 
 10. Buha, Kozuv0.4 


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


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhu.
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 27
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.27.0 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.26.0 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi26.0 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi23.2 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.20.7 
 6. Niniashvili, TSU T.19.0 
 7. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 8. Beruashvili, STU T.18.0 
 9. Khmelidze, Rustavi17.6 
 10. Sljuka, Olympus17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.17.0 
 2. Patsatsia, Sokhumi12.2 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.11.2 
 4. Milutinovic, Olymp.11.2 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 6. Shermadini, TSU T.10.0 
 7. Antadze, STU T.9.2 
 8. Bekauri, Samedicino8.8 
 9. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 10. Niniashvili, TSU8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.8.0 
 2. Artsividze, Rustavi6.8 
 3. Gaines, Armia6.2 
 4. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.8 
 5. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.8 
 6. Mikeladze, Batumi5.4 
 7. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.8 
 8. Gaprindashvi., Sok.4.7 
 9. Patsatsia, Sokhumi4.5 
 10. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.4 
 2. Beruashvili, STU T.2.8 
 3. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.8 
 4. Chachanidze, Rust.2.6 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 6. Chitashvili, TSU T.2.5 
 7. Gaines, Armia2.4 
 8. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.2 
 9. Thomas, Armia2.0 
 10. Antadze, STU T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.2.2 
 2. Bekauri, Samedicino2.0 
 3. Beruashvili, STU T.1.8 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.1.8 
 5. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.7 
 6. Toudjani, MIA T.1.7 
 7. Kjellbom, Armia1.6 
 8. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 9. Berishvili, Olympus1.4 
 10. Carter, Dinamo T.1.3 


"Armia" Beats "Leiden" - by Darbaiseli
In the third round match of Euro Challenge group B was held between Armia and Leiden at Tbilisi Spots Palace. The match ended in favor of Armia 74:71. Armia lost the first
half 36:37, but in the second half it took advantages over the rival and finally gained the second victory in the group.
Sandieta Geines was the most distinguished among host team, he gained 20 points, rebounded 4 times and assisted 4. Gabriel Kennedy scored the most points for Leiden, he
gained 13 points and 4 block-shot. On November 29, Armia holds the next match against Goettingen of Germany.
Sundiata Gaines (185-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia)


EuroChallenge: Armia hold off Leiden in Tbilisi - by Eurobasket News
Armia - ZZ Leiden 74:71

Armia registered the second win in EuroChallenge regular season. The Georgian team held off Leiden for 2-1 record in Group B. The Dutch team fell at 1-2 record. Sundiata Gaines (185-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia) stepped up with 20 points to lead the effort.
Armia opened the game with four points in a row and maintained the lead throughout the first frame. The hosts ensured a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew at 9-point mark early in the second term. However Leiden used a 9:0 run midway through the second period to surge ahead. They hung on to the lead to eke out a 37:36 advantage at halftime. Armia went on an 11:2 rally early in the third period to regain the lead. But Leiden would not go away. The Dutch team jumped into a 58:54 advantage with ten minutes remaining. The hosts shocked Leiden with a 15:2 start to the fourth quarter earning a 69:60 lead. Sundiata Gaines and Kjellbom went deadly from the stripe in the dying seconds as the Georgian team sealed the win. Jeremy Richardson (200-G/F-84, college: Delta St.) accounted for 15 points, while Will Thomas (203-F-86) added 14 points and 13 boards for Armia. Gabe Kennedy (205-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: UAB) answered with 13 points for Leiden. Arvin Slagter (190-G-85, agency: Court Side) finished with 12 points in the loss.

Armia: Sundiata Gaines 20, Jeremy Richardson 15, Will Thomas 14+13 boards
ZZ Leiden: Gabe Kennedy 13, Arvin Slagter 12


BC Sokhumi signs junior team coach despite financial instability - by Geo Basket
Despite the financial instability which caused disputes between American players and BC Sokhumi, the club announced today of signing new Lithuanian head coach Rimvydas Samulenas. Lithuanian coach comes from Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas where he was working as an assistant coach.

American players Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford), Frank Robinson (193-G-84, college: Cal.St. Fullerton), Pierre Pierce (193-G-83, college: Iowa), Gregory Stiemsma (211-C-85, college: Wisconsin) and Brandon Gay (203-F-82, college: San Diego) left the team because of financial problems. Not just players but Latvian National Team head coach Ainars Bagatskis left the team with his assistant Arnis Vecvagars. Team roster and coaching staff was without any foreigner so far and Samulenas was the first signing. New import players couldn't be excluded in the near future. BC Sokhumi is 5-1 in Georgian Superleague and keeps high ambitious in national championship.



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EuroCup: Cedevita draw first blood in EuroCup season - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita - Bayern Munich 70:64

Cedevita enjoyed their first win at the EuroCup regular season. They toppled Bayern Munich in Croatia to climb at 1-1 record in Group G. Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) posted 15 points in the winning effort.
Cedevita stayed on top in the starting frame. The hosts built a 17:13 lead at the first intermission. Bayern slowed Cedevita down in the second quarter. The German team cut the deficit to just 3 points at the interval 30:33. However Cedevita retained control in the third quarter. They boosted the margin to 6 points with ten minutes to go in the game 54:48. Bayern and Cedevita traded baskets throughout the tense fourth term but the hosts withheld all comeback efforts from Bayern to escape with a narrow win at the end. Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) had 11 points, while Levour Warren (196-F-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) netted 10 points in the win. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Bayern. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) and Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) provided 9 points apiece in defeat.

Cedevita: Dontaye Draper 15, Marino Bazdaric 11, Levour Warren 10
Bayern: Chevon Troutman 18, Robin Benzing 9, Judson Wallace 9


Marcus Monk claims ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Marcus Monk (198-G/F-86, agency: The House of Baller!Stars) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Gotha and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 27 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team crushed Leipzig (#4, 7-3) with 22-point margin 91-69. Gotha is placed at 2nd position in German ProB. They are still close to the very top. Gotha would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. Monk turned to be Gotha's top player in his first season with the team. Marcus Monk averages this season 17.9ppg and 8.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American power forward Chris Miles (211-F/C-86) of Hanau. Miles impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Hanau to another comfortable win outscoring BG Illertal (#12, 0-10) 78-55. Hanau's 7th position in South has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Miles is a newcomer at Hanau 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 Jason Smith (183-G-83) of Schwelm (#8). Smith scored 29 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Schwelm, leading his team to a 98-80 easy win against the lower-ranked ALBA Berlin II (#12, 3-8). Schwelm needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in North. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Smith has a great season in Germany. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.2ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luke Fitzgerald (202-C/F-87) of Langen - 18 points and 20 rebounds
5. Josef Eichler (200-F-87) of Noerdlingen - 30 points and 8 rebounds
6. Blake Poole (195-C-88) of Dorsten - 19 points and 13 rebounds
7. Jacob Doerksen (200-F-87) of Hannover - 28 points and 8 rebounds
8. Christoph Hackenesch (204-F/C-86) of Herten - 18 points and 10 rebounds
9. Stephen Janzen (191-G-82) of Hannover - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Howard Sant-Roos (198-G/F-91) of SU Medien - 22 points, 4 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)


EuroChallenge: Deron Williams recorded 50 points for Besiktas latest success - by Eurobasket News
Besiktas - Goettingen 105:94

Deron Williams (191-PG-84, college: Illinois) recorded 50 points for Besiktas latest success in EuroChallenge. His Turkish Besiktas improved to 3-0 record after 105:94 win over BG Goettingen on Tuesday.
BG Goettingen was better in second period 30-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Besiktas won last quarter 31-22. BG Goettingen was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was point guard Deron Williams who scored 50 points. David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) chipped in 23 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Raymond Raymond Sykes (206-F/C-86, college: Clemson) who recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and guard Kyle Bailey (188-G-82, college: Santa Clara) added 19 points respectively.
Besiktas have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group B with 3-0 record. BG Goettingen still closes the standings with three games lost.

Besiktas: Deron Williams 50, David Hawkins 23, Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) 15, Cuneyt Erden (185-G-77) 9
Goettingen: Raymond Sykes 25, Kyle Bailey 19, Louis Dale (180-G-88, college: Cornell) 15, Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-G-88, college: N.Iowa) 10



EuroCup: Gran Canaria silence Skyliners in Frankfurt - by Eurobasket News
Skyliners - Gran Canaria 58:71

Gran Canaria registered the second win in a row at the start of EuroCup season. The Spanish team surprised Skyliners in Frankfurt in Group E. Spencer Nelson (203-F-80, college: Utah St.) nailed 14 points to pace the winners. The hosts fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Gran Canaria felt at home in the opening frame. They grabbed a 17:11 lead ten minutes into the game. But Skyliners picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The hosts erased the distance and eventually eked out a 33:32 halftime lead. But the third term turned things upside down for the home team. Gran Canaria took over completely after the big break. They established a comfortable 54:43 advantage with ten minutes to go in the game. Gran Canaria held the home team to 15 points in the final term and ensured a confident win at the end. Taurean Green (185-G-85, college: Florida) nailed 13 points, while Marquez Haynes (191-G-86, college: Texas Arlington) added 11 points in the winning case. Jon Leuer (208-F-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wisconsin) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Skyliners. Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) had 15 points in the losing case.

Skyliners: Jon Leuer 20, Jimmy McKinney 15
Gran Canaria: Spencer Nelson 14, Taurean Green 13, Marquez Haynes 11


EuroCup: DaShaun Wood and ALBA take second win in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
ALBA - Buducnost 86:68

ALBA earned the second straight EuroCup victory. The German powerhouse overcame Buducnost at home court to keep perfect record in Group H. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) nailed 23 points to pace the hosts.
ALBA started the game strongly scoring 24 points in the opening frame. They secured an 11-point lead at the first break. Buducnost however reacted with a stiff defence in the second period. The visitors cut ALBA short on offence and narrowed the gap to 7 points at halftime 32:39. The hosts picked up the slack in the third term. They kept Buducnost at distance taking a 60:51 advantage at the final break. ALBA never slowed down in the fourth term cruising to a convincing win at the end. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) scored 15 points, while Marko Simonovic (202-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points in the win. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 20 points for Buducnost. Aleksa Popovic (201-G/F-87) had 11 points in the loss.

ALBA: DaShaun Wood 23, Torin Francis 15, Marko Simonovic 14
Buducnost: Cedomir Vitkovac 20, Aleksa Popovic 11


EuroChallenge: German EWE Baskets smashed on the road Norrkoping Dolphins - by Eurobasket News
Norrkoping - EWE Baskets 73:95

German EWE Baskets smashed on the road Swedish Norrkoping Dolphins 95:73. However, the home team turned the ball over a couple of times down the stretch and EWE Baskets punished them as they firstly made back to back scores before seeing the game out from the free-throw line. Norrkoping Dolphins was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EWE Baskets made 18-of-21 free shots during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was Bobby Brown (188-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Cal.St.Fullerton) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Oladapo Ayuba (198-F-86, college: UMKC) recorded 13 points and Latvian guard Edgard Jeromanovs (186-G-86) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively.
EWE Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group A with 3-0 record. Defending Swedish champion Norrkoping Dolphins keep the third position with two games lost.

EWE Baskets: Bobby Brown 19, Adam Chubb 15, Kenny Hasbrouck (191-G-86, college: Siena) 13, Sead Sehovic (199-F-89) 13, Milan Majstorovic (207-C-83) 10
Norrkoping: Oladapo Ayuba 13, Fred Drains (195-F-71, college: Kean) 11, Edgard Jeromanovs 11



1.Bundesliga round 9 best performance: Tyrone Nash - by Eurobasket News
American forward Tyrone Nash (203-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Walter Tigers, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Phoenix Hagen (#13, 3-6) in overtime 111-104. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Walter Tigers is placed at 17th position in German 1.Bundesliga. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 7 games and recorded just two victories. It was one of impressive evenings for Nash as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Tyrone Nash averages this season 11.4ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was another Walter Tigers' star - 23-year old American Reggie Redding (196-G-88). Redding had a very good evening with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Walter Tigers cruised to a 111-104 overtime win over the higher-ranked Phoenix Hagen (#13, 3-6). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Walter Tigers left the very bottom place moving slightly to 17th position. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Walter Tigers managed to get this year. Redding is a newcomer at Walter Tigers, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard LaMarr Greer (196-G-76) of NY Phantoms (#9). Greer scored 26 points. He was a key player of NY Phantoms, leading his team to a 78-63 easy win against the higher-ranked s.Oliver Baskets (#5, 6-3). NY Phantoms needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Greer has a very solid season. In 9 games in Germany he scored 10.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bernd Kruel (210-C/F-76) of Phoenix Hagen - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Chris Ensminger (209-C-73) of Telekom Baskets - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. David Holston (170-G-86) of Art.Dragons - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Rich Melzer (203-F/C-79) of NY Phantoms - 16 points and 10 rebounds
8. Koko Archibong (202-F-81) of LTi 46ers - 15 points and 10 rebounds
9. Ivan Elliott (203-F/C-86) of s.Oliver Baskets - 19 points and 11 rebounds
10. Brandon Brooks (188-G-87) of Phoenix Hagen - 24 points, 6 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)


Marquez Haynes (Gran Canaria 2014) My Sweetest Memories Of Ilian Evtimov With Chalon Are When He Dunked Against Roanne - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Marquez Haynes (191-G-86, college: Texas Arlington) is a 24 year old 191 cm guard from Irving texas that is playing his first season in the ACB for Gran Canara as is their current leading scorer. He played at Boston College from 2005-2007 before transfereing to Texas Arlington (NCAA) where he played from 2008-2010. In his senior year he was the third best scorer in the NCAA averaging (22.6ppg), 4.3rpg, 3.7apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 40.9%, FT: 74.6%. Last season, he started his professional basketball career for ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (France-ProA, starting five): 33 games: 14.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 73.1%. Currently he is averaging 12,1ppg, 1,8rpg and 2,4apg. He played at the 2011 European championships for Georgia playing 8 games: 8.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 53.3%. He reached the NCAA Sweet 16 with Boston College in 2006 and won the French Cup with Chalon in 2011. Eurobasket spoke with the American before the Eurocup game against the Fraport Skyliners November 22nd.

A tough 69-65 loss in ACB action against Fuenlabrada. What were the main reasons for the close loss?

Tonights loss was a combination of many things. It is always hard to win on the road in the ACB. I think tonight we were just a step slow energy wise. Their activity and size inside gave us some problems as far as rebounding and scoring easy points. We shot a lot of 3's tonight. in the future we have to do a better job attacking the paint and the rim. Along with taking better care of the ball. They forced us into many turnovers

Kirk Penny led the opponent with 17 points. What was your impression of the ex NBA player from Australia? He is one of those guys that you cant leave open, because he can shoot out the lights.

Kirk Penney is a hell of a player. I saw on film that he does not need much time to get his shot off and he is a very deadly shooter that does not need much space. I think we did a solid job making him take some tough shots. He is a guy that is going to take shots regardless, you just have to make his looks as tough as possible.

Gran Canara is in last place in the ACB with a record of 2-7. Why has the team started off so slow this season?

I think we have started slow this season because of a lot of things. We have had a very tough schedule early so that has been a part of it. Except for Fuenlabrada, all of the teams that have beat us are in the early playoff race. We are still searching for that consistency night in and night out. Learning to execute offensively and defensively. We also must be a little tougher physically and mentally. It is a work in progress.

The season just started, but what have you learned from Taurean Green on and off the court?

Taurean has showed me a lot of things. He is usually who I go to when I need something. He has helped me adjust to my new surroundings more than anyone thus far. On the court he has helped me with the new system. The way we play defense is new to me in my career so he has helped to explain things and make that transition smoother.

The next game is against the Fraport Skyliners who have had a similar start to the season resting in 16th place. Gran Canaria go in as the favorite. What will be key in getting the win?

The key to beating Skyliners for us is always the same. Defensive energy and effort. If we can use that to create some easy points I think we will be fine. That and taking care of the basketball of course.

What is your sweetest memory from Ilian Evtimov who was your teammate at Chalon last season?

My sweetest memories of Ilian Evtimov With Chaloin are when he dunked against Roanne. lol. He does not dunk very often. I think he said that was the first of his career. And his fight with Pervis Pasco from Strausburg. I think his brother even came out of the stands during that little tussle. haha.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last DVD movie that I saw was 'The Orphan'. I watched it on a plane. I had never saw it so it was something I wanted to check out. It was a creepy movie.

Thanks Marquez for the chat.



Danny Gibson (BBC Bayreuth) Osvaldo Jeanty Is One Of The Most Underrated Defenders In The League - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: S.Indiana) is a 26 year old 180cm point guard from Madison, Indiana who is playing his second season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Olney Central JC (NJCAA) from 2002-2004. From 2004-2006, he played at Southern Indiana (NCAA2).In his senior year, he played games: 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3Pts: 40.6%, FT: 76.8%. In 2006-2007, he played for tue NVV Lions Moenchengladbach averaging 22,1ppg, 4,0rpg, 5,1apg and 1,7spg. In 2007-2008, he played the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. In 2009-2010 he led the Dutch league in scoring and played for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. Last season for BBC Bayreuth he averaged 12.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 79.4% He spoke to eurobasket after the 87-76 win against the Telekom baskets Bonn.

Congrats on the 87-76 win against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. How much fun is it playing basketball at the moment?

Its always fun playing in front of our home crowd I think we got the best fans in the league!!

Bonn started strong but BBC Bayreuth came back strong and held the game close for 30 minutes. What was key in the second and third quarter for keeping the game tight?

We just had to make some defensive adjustments once we did that we started to get into our groove.

In the fourth quarter, BBC Bayreuth erupted for 33 points. Did BBC Bayreuth wear down Bonn in the last 10 minutes? What was key for getting the win?

Yeah I think we wore them down we played 10 guys where they only play about 6 or 7.

What was it like playing against Jared Jordan whos assists were kept down?

He is a great player but I have to give all the credit to my teammates Osvaldo Jeanty is one of the most underrated defenders in the league i thought he did a really nice job on him, also Corey Stokes came in and did a really nice job as well

What was the biggest strength of BBC Bayreuth on this day? Possibly the 8 turnovers?

I think just staying together as a team things didnt start off the way we wanted but we never put our heads down just kept playing.


The team seemed to have kept the Kevin Durant hype behind them. How difficult was it concentrating this week despite all the rumors?

It was really easy dont worry about what you cant control simple as that.

If Kevin Durant were to come, what would be the first question that you would ask him?


It was really easy dont worry about what you cant control simple as that.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Tron

Thanks Danny for the chat.



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


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Papanikolaou's 23 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for AGOR and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 23 points adding eight rebounds for AGOR in his team's victory, helping them to beat Ilysiakos (#9, 2-3) 72-66. AGOR is placed at 7th position in league. AGOR 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. In the team's last game Papanikolaou had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Papanikolaou has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 2.8rpg) and averages solid 62.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Aron Baynes (208-C-86) of Ikaros. He is Australian-New Zealand center in his first season at Ikaros. In the last game Baynes recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Ikaros lost that game 68-83 to slightly higher-ranked Aris (#11, 1-4). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Ikaros keeps 12th position. 5 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Baynes is a newcomer at Ikaros and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Hernold Gardener (205-C-82) of Ilysiakos (#9). Gardener scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Gardener's great performance Ilysiakos lost 66-72 to slightly higher-ranked AGOR (#7, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Ilysiakos 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, Gardener could help Ilysiakos to bring them higher in the standings. Gardener has a very solid season. In 5 games in Greece he scored 11.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Frank Elegar (206-C-86) of Marousi - 22 points and 9 rebounds
5. Ernest Scott (201-F-82) of Peristeri GS - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76) of KAOD - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) of Aris - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90) of Panionios - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85) of Olympiakos - 18 points and 4 rebounds
10. J.R. Giddens (196-G-85) of PAOK - 15 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)


EuroCup: J.R. Giddens leads PAOK past Cholet - by Eurobasket News
PAOK - Cholet 74:62

PAOK celebrated the first win in EuroCup regular season. They knocked down Cholet in front of the home crowd. J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) orchestrated the victory with 22 points and 12 rebounds to his name. Cholet suffered the second loss in a row from the start of the tournament.
PAOK pulled ahead in the opening frame. The hosts secured an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets in the second term with PAOK taking a 36:33 halftime advantage. The Hellenes stretched their lead in the third quarter. PAOK arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 10 points 56:46. Cholet never recovered and allowed PAOK to march to the win in the fourth period. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) had 19 points, while Dimos Dikoudis (206-F/C-77) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) answered with 22 points for Cholet. Donnie McGrath (193-G-84, college: Providence) finished with 11 points in the loss.

PAOK: J.R. Giddens 22+12 boards, Marcus Goree 19, Dimos Dikoudis 11
Cholet: Fabien Causeur 22, Donnie McGrath 11


EuroCup: Aris dominated the Baltic state in Lithuania - by Eurobasket News
BC Rudupis - Aris BSA 2003 60:71

Aris dominated the Baltic state in Lithuania for 1-1 record in Group C of EuroCup. The Greek side needed 71:60 victory for the initial success.
Defence was very much at a premium and particularly in the first half. Only the last basket in the first period gave the home side 14:11 lead, while they had the same difference at the end of the half. However the most crucial passage of the game came in the third quarter. The visitors had managed to regain the lead at the end of the quarter to set up the thrilling finale. With 25-12 they took 49:39 lead after 30 minutes and increased to 11 points at the end of the game.
Sam Muldrow (205-F, college: S.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette) netted 14. Dimitrios Tsaldaris (196-G/F-80) scored 10, while Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) added 9. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) ended up with 11 points in defeat, whilst Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) and Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) poured in 10 each.

BC Rudupis: Adas Juskevicius 11, Saulius Kuzminskas 11, Dainius Salenga 10
Aris BSA 2003: Sam Muldrow 16, Dominic James 14, Dimitrios Tsaldaris 10, Christos Tapoutos 9


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dionte CHRISTMAS
  AGOR
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Christmas, AGOR18.5 
 2. Charalampidi., KAO.18.4 
 3. Tapoutos, Aris17.8 
 4. Roby, Peristeri GS17.3 
 5. James, Aris15.2 
 6. Tsamis, Kolossos14.8 
 7. Kommatos, Marousi14.3 
 8. Taylor, Kavala13.8 
 9. Gagaloudis, Marousi13.8 
 10. Printezis, Olympi.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Panio.
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Stepheson, Panio.9.2 
 2. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.8 
 3. Baynes, Ikaros8.8 
 4. Flowers, KAOD7.6 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi7.3 
 6. O''Bryant, Kavala7.3 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.6.8 
 8. Tapoutos, Aris6.8 
 9. Giddens, PAOK6.6 
 10. Goree, PAOK6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vasilis XANTHOPOULOS
  Panio.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Xanthopoulos, Pani.6.4 
 2. Petroulas, Periste.6.0 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.6.0 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.6 
 5. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.5 
 6. Thompson, Ilysi.5.2 
 7. Charalampidi., KAO.5.0 
 8. James, Aris4.6 
 9. Wright, AGOR4.5 
 10. Tsaldaris, Aris4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.2.3 
 2. Thompson, Ilysi.2.0 
 3. Christmas, AGOR1.8 
 4. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Hatten, Kolossos1.7 
 6. Roby, Peristeri GS1.7 
 7. James, Aris1.6 
 8. Demertzis, Marousi1.5 
 9. Taylor, Kavala1.5 
 10. Georgalis, Koloss.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala2.8 
 2. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.6 
 4. Flowers, KAOD1.4 
 5. Scott, Peristeri GS1.3 
 6. Vougioukas, Panat.1.3 
 7. Charissis, Kolossos1.3 
 8. Giddens, PAOK1.2 
 9. Johnson, Ikaros1.2 
 10. Zimic, Perister.1.0 


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  HOLLAND   


EuroChallenge: Armia hold off Leiden in Tbilisi - by Eurobasket News
Armia - ZZ Leiden 74:71

Armia registered the second win in EuroChallenge regular season. The Georgian team held off Leiden for 2-1 record in Group B. The Dutch team fell at 1-2 record. Sundiata Gaines (185-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia) stepped up with 20 points to lead the effort.
Armia opened the game with four points in a row and maintained the lead throughout the first frame. The hosts ensured a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew at 9-point mark early in the second term. However Leiden used a 9:0 run midway through the second period to surge ahead. They hung on to the lead to eke out a 37:36 advantage at halftime. Armia went on an 11:2 rally early in the third period to regain the lead. But Leiden would not go away. The Dutch team jumped into a 58:54 advantage with ten minutes remaining. The hosts shocked Leiden with a 15:2 start to the fourth quarter earning a 69:60 lead. Sundiata Gaines and Kjellbom went deadly from the stripe in the dying seconds as the Georgian team sealed the win. Jeremy Richardson (200-G/F-84, college: Delta St.) accounted for 15 points, while Will Thomas (203-F-86) added 14 points and 13 boards for Armia. Gabe Kennedy (205-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: UAB) answered with 13 points for Leiden. Arvin Slagter (190-G-85, agency: Court Side) finished with 12 points in the loss.

Armia: Sundiata Gaines 20, Jeremy Richardson 15, Will Thomas 14+13 boards
ZZ Leiden: Gabe Kennedy 13, Arvin Slagter 12


EuroCup: CEZ Nymburk overcame GasTerra Flames in the start of Day 2 - by Eurobasket News
CEZ Nymburk - GasTerra Flames 93:60

CEZ Nymburk overcame GasTerra Flames in the start of Day 2 to remain undefeated in Group C. The team from Czech Republic rolled over the Dutch side 93:60 for 2-0 record.
GasTerra Flames started the game better and grabbed 20:17 after the first period. The hosts tried valiantly to get themselves back into the contest and they won the second frame 24-14 to take 41:24 at the halftime. Moreover the third and the last quarters belonged to them as well. The visiting side were desperate to keep themselves in the contest and were smashed in the last stanza. CEZ Nymburk erupted with 28-5 in it to take the 33-point victory.
A.J. Abrams (180-G-86, college: Texas) and Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Washington) stepped up with 18 points each, while Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy), Michael Lenzly (189-G-81, college: Wofford) and Pavel Pumprla (196-G-86) added 12 apiece. David Bell (186-G-81) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Alex Wesby (196-G-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Temple) nailed 11.

CEZ Nymburk: A.J. Abrams 18, Chester Simmons 18, Lamayne Wilson 12, Michael Lenzly 12, Pavel Pumprla 12
GasTerra Flames: David Bell 18, Alex Wesby 11



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


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 DeMario ANDERSON
  Weert
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Anderson, Weert19.7 
 2. Jeter, Leeuwarden19.3 
 3. Acker, Nijmegen17.5 
 4. Humphrey, Nijmegen17.3 
 5. Sally, Rotterdam17.1 
 6. Jones, Rotterdam14.7 
 7. Hargrove, Nijmegen14.6 
 8. Wesby, Groningen14.6 
 9. Bell, Groningen14.4 
 10. Wesley, Den Bosch14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Coleman, Weert9.9 
 2. Robinson, Zwolle7.9 
 3. Sanchez, Leeuw.7.4 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch6.6 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.6.6 
 7. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.5 
 8. Van Paassen, Den6.4 
 9. van Kempen, Weert6.3 
 10. Saaka, Zwolle6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Harman, Weert5.0 
 2. Anderson, Weert5.0 
 3. Turner, Den Bosch4.5 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen4.3 
 5. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.1 
 6. Bell, Groningen4.0 
 7. de Randamie, Groni.3.3 
 8. Huffman, Zwolle2.9 
 9. Mladenovic, Rotte.2.7 
 10. Sanchez, Leeuw.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Damon HUFFMAN
  Zwolle
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Huffman, Zwolle3.0 
 2. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.4 
 3. Wesley, Den Bosch2.4 
 4. Anderson, Weert2.3 
 5. Harman, Weert2.3 
 6. Wells, Zwolle1.9 
 7. Hulzebos, Zwolle1.9 
 8. de Jong, Leiden1.8 
 9. Jeter, Leeuwarden1.8 
 10. Jones, Rotterdam1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  Groningen
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Wyatt, Groningen1.7 
 2. Bekkering, Nijme.1.6 
 3. Minter, Weert1.3 
 4. Maddox, Zwolle1.1 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch1.0 
 6. Poels, Leeuwarden0.9 
 7. Aarts, Nijmegen0.8 
 8. Zondervan, Zwolle0.8 
 9. Kennedy, Leiden0.7 
 10. Boxley, Leiden0.6 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tomislav IVOSEV
  Szedeak
  (--)
  Avg: 23
 1. Ivosev, Szedeak23.0 
 2. Raivio, Kaposvari22.7 
 3. Timberlake, Falco-.22.7 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.22.4 
 5. Miskovic, Marso N.21.6 
 6. Doyne, PVSK P.21.0 
 7. Jones, Jaszberenyi20.0 
 8. Townes, Kormend19.6 
 9. El Amin, Albacomp19.1 
 10. Ciric, PVSK P.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi13.7 
 2. Miskovic, Marso N.10.6 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.4 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.10.1 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak9.7 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari9.4 
 7. Townes, Kormend8.7 
 8. Hines, ZTE K.8.3 
 9. Fey, Kaposvari8.0 
 10. Bader, Szolnok7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.0 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari5.6 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu5.6 
 4. Fekete, Marso N.5.6 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.4 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok5.1 
 7. Doyne, PVSK P.5.0 
 8. El Amin, Albacomp4.7 
 9. Drahos, Szedeak4.6 
 10. Kelley, Kecskemeti4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.6 
 2. Szoegi, Szolnok3.0 
 3. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.7 
 4. Kelley, Kecskemeti2.6 
 5. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok2.3 
 7. Chism, Albacomp2.3 
 8. Wilson, Kaposvari2.3 
 9. Ivosev, Szedeak2.1 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Townes, Kormend2.4 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.7 
 3. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.4 
 4. Chism, Albacomp1.4 
 5. Miskovic, Marso N.1.3 
 6. Fey, Kaposvari1.3 
 7. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 8. Ivosev, Szedeak1.1 
 9. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 10. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 


EuroChallenge: Khimik picked up their second victory - by Eurobasket News
Atomeromu-Khimik 73:76

Khimik picked up their second victory of EuroChallenge campaign thanks to a 73:76 success over Atomeromu on Tuesday evening. The Ukrainian team improved to 2-1 record in Paks.
The start of the game saw both teams feeling out their opposition as they traded baskets before Kovacs tied the quarter at 18:18. Terry scored for 26:25 and Aaron McGhee (203-F/C-79, college: Oklahoma) closed the run at 36:25. Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Rice) managed to send the teams to the lockers at 36:28. By the end of the third quarter, the visitors had managed to reduce to 7 points to set up a thrilling finale. Lorenzo Williams scored for 74:73, but those points were the last for his team. Sasa Vasiljevic (183-PG-79, agency: Beo Basket) made two free throws and brought the necessary win for the guests.
Sasa Vasiljevic poured in 19 points to lead the charge, while Aaron McGhee netted 16. Darrel Mitchell (181-PG-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: LSU) and Predrag Miletic (193-G-84) delivered 9 points each in a win. Lorenzo Williams produced 28 points in the losing effort and Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) posted 12.

Atomeromu: Lorenzo Williams 28, Donald Cole 12, Adam Toth (208-F/C-89, agency: FCM) 8
Khimik: Sasa Vasiljevic 19, Aaron McGhee 16, Darrel Mitchell 9, Predrag Miletic 9


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


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  IRAN   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Mahram 7-0 
 2. Zob Ahan 7-0 
 3. Azad 5-2 
 4. Foolad Mahan 4-2 
 5. Petrochimi 4-3 
 6. M.H.Ahvaz 3-4 
 7. Saman Bank 3-4 
 8. Sanaye Petrochimi 3-4 
 9. Shiraz a.s Pipe 2-5 
 10. Zanjan 2-5 
 11. Gorgan 1-5 
 12. Jahesh 0-7 


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. DCU Saints 8-2 
 2. 11890 Killester 6-2 
 3. UCD Marian 4-4 
 4. Belfast Star 0-9 
South Conference
 1. B.Gais Neptune 5-3 
 2. UL Eagles 5-4 
 3. UCC Demons 4-3 
 4. Moycullen 2-7 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons24.8 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.24.8 
 3. Johnson, Belfast23.5 
 4. Enos, Moycullen22.5 
 5. Cummins, Belfast19.0 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.17.7 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.17.4 
 8. Stith, UCD Marian17.3 
 9. Killeen, UL Eagles16.0 
 10. Glover, DCU Saints15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.3 
 3. Provizors, DCU S.12.7 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.3 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.3 
 6. Stith, UCD Marian10.4 
 7. Atupem, UCC Demons9.8 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 9. Tummon, Moycullen8.7 
 10. Glover, DCU Saints8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Shane COUGHLAN
  UCC D.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Coughlan, UCC D.4.6 
 2. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.4 
 3. Clarke, 11890 K.4.0 
 4. Dowd, Moycullen3.8 
 5. Donnelly, DCU S.3.5 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.3.5 
 7. Cunningham, Moycul.3.5 
 8. Meany, UCD Marian3.3 
 9. Hall, UL Eagles3.3 
 10. Noonan, B.Gais N.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  B.Gais N.
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.7 
 2. Turner, 11890 K.3.3 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.0 
 4. Stith, UCD Marian2.9 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.2.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.2.2 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.2.1 
 8. Cunningham, Moycul.1.9 
 9. Hosford, UCC D.1.8 
 10. McLoughlin, B.Gai.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.0 
 2. Killeen, UL Eagles2.5 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 4. Stith, UCD Marian1.7 
 5. Enos, Moycullen1.4 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.1.3 
 7. Trimmer, DCU S.1.2 
 8. Taylor, B.Gais N.1.2 
 9. Provizors, DCU S.0.8 
 10. Anderson, DCU S.0.7 


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  ISRAEL   


Travis' 24 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old power forward Romeo Travis (200-PF-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Galil Gilboa and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had the game-high 24 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Galil Gilboa in his team's victory, helping them to beat B.C. Habikaa (#5, 3-2) 75-67. Galil Gilboa is placed at 3rd position in league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Galil Gilboa will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Travis turned to be Galil Gilboa's top player in his first season with the team. Romeo Travis averages this season 14.6ppg and 6.2rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Sean Williams (208-F-86) of Maccabi Haifa. He is American forward in his first season at Maccabi Haifa. In the last game Williams recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for Maccabi Haifa to edge the lower-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#10, 1-4) in overtime by 1 point 86-85. This victory allowed Maccabi Haifa to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Williams is a newcomer at Maccabi Haifa and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Alex Tyus (203-F-88) of Maccabi Ashdod (#10). Tyus scored 16 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Tyus' great performance Maccabi Ashdod lost 85-86in overtime to the higher-ranked Maccabi Haifa (#7, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Maccabi Ashdod can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-4 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tyus he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tyus has individually a great season in Israel. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.8rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marco Killingsworth (202-F/C-82) of Ironi Ashkelon - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Brandon Bowman (204-F-84) of Maccabi Rishon - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Paul Delaney (188-G-86) of B.C. Habikaa - 26 points and 6 rebounds
7. Adrian Uter (201-F/C-84) of Maccabi Rishon - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Bryant Dunston (202-F/C-86) of Hapoel Holon - 16 points and 7 rebounds
9. Rashaun Freeman (206-C/F-84) of B.C. Habikaa - 19 points and 11 rebounds
10. Josh Duncan (203-C/F-86) of Maccabi Ashdod - 21 points, 12 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)


National League Round 7: Hapoel Tel-Aviv loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

There was a change at the National League leadership position after last games. Round 7 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Hapoel Tel-Aviv (6-1). They were defeated by second ranked Kiryat Tivon (6-1) 83-78 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-17. But Hapoel Tel-Aviv won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kiryat Tivon won last quarter 23-19. It was a great evening for American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 17 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) helped adding 21 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Kiryat Tivon keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Macc.B.Yaakov. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play next round against strong Beer Yaakov trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kiryat Tivon will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Beer Yaakov. Third ranked Beer Yaakov (6-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-3) 88-85 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Kiryat Ata. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds. Yoad Bet-Yosef accounted for 27 points and 5 steals. American forward Tony Younger (200-80, college: Spring Hill, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) came up with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Ironi Kiryat Ata in the defeat. Beer Yaakov keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Kiryat Tivon. Newly promoted Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Elitzur Yavne. Beer Yaakov will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Afula and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Hapoel Kfar Saba has finally registered their first victory this season after six consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Ironi Nahariya (4-2) 90-84 on Tuesday. Marshall Moses fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Jeron Roberts produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Hapoel Kfar Saba (1-6) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Ironi Nahariya at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet at home league's leader Kiryat Tivon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Nahariya will play against Elitzur Yavne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Lev Hasharon. It ended with only two-point home defeat of higher ranked Lev Hasharon (3-4) to eleventh ranked Elitzur Ramla (3-4) 75-73 in the game for the seventh place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lev Hasharon. Worth to mention a great performance of Stacey Moragne who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. Elitzur Ramla moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Lev Hasharon. Elitzur Ramla's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#14) at home and are hoping to win another game.
An interesting game took place in Afula where higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (2-4) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Hapoel Afula (3-4) 101-83 on Tuesday. It was a great evening for Gregg Thondique who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. Hapoel Afula moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Ironi Nes-Ziona dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Hapoel Afula will face higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Lev Hasharon (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 7 Elitzur Yavne won against Hapoel Y/M on the opponent's court 87-80. Ironi Ramat Gan unfortunately lost to Hod Hasharon in a home game 75-84.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 31 points and 6 rebounds by Almaad Jackson of Hapoel Y/M.



Hapoel Y/M - Elitzur Yavne 80-87

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Hapoel Yokneam/Megido (2-5) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Elitzur Yavne (4-3) 87-80 on Tuesday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-16. But Hapoel Yokneam/Megido won third quarter 20-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Elitzur Yavne made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Hapoel Yokneam/Megido turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Kyle Wilson (206-83, college: Wichita St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Nir Golan (180-86) helped adding 23 points. Four Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Almaad Jackson (210-85, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) responded with 31 points and 6 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Thomas Sanders (194-85, college: Gardner-Webb, agency: Duran International) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Elitzur Yavne moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Loser Hapoel Yokneam/Megido dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Elitzur Yavne will face higher ranked Ironi Nahariya (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel Yokneam/Megido will play against Hod Hasharon (#9).
Top scorers:
Hapoel Y/M: A.Jackson 31+6reb+3ast, T.Sanders 23+11reb+2ast, M.Moscovitz 13+4reb+1ast, J.Sztarkman 6+3reb+8ast, O.Ida 4+1reb, Z.Ben-Zvi 3+2reb+4ast
Elitzur Yavne: N.Golan 23+3reb+3ast, K.Wilson 19+11reb, B.Laing 17+8reb+1ast, E.Hofman 14+6reb+4ast, E.Engel 8+3reb+2ast, Z.Volfer 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 145236


Macc.B.Yaakov - Ironi K-A 88-85

Important game to mention about took place in Beer Yaakov. Third ranked Beer Yaakov (6-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-3) 88-85 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ironi Kiryat Ata. Ironi Kiryat Ata was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 30-14 third quarter run of Beer Yaakov. They made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Ironi Kiryat Ata turnovers. Ironi Kiryat Ata was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) accounted for 27 points and 5 steals for the winning side. American forward Tony Younger (200-80, college: Spring Hill, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) came up with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Lenny Daniel (201-87, college: Cal.St. Northridge) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Ironi Kiryat Ata in the defeat. Four Ironi Kiryat Ata players scored in double figures. Beer Yaakov keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Kiryat Tivon. Newly promoted Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with Elitzur Yavne. Beer Yaakov will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Afula and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: T.Younger 23+8reb+6ast, L.Daniel 17+7reb+2ast, A.Nanikashvili 15+3reb+3ast, I.Nanikashvili 12+4reb+7ast, G.Halamish 8+2reb+2ast, R.Menashe 7+1reb
Macc.B.Yaakov: N.Miller 29+10reb+2ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 27+3reb, D.Housman 16+6reb+2ast, I.Simin 8+3reb+1ast, I.Levi 8+8reb+1ast, E.Beniamin 0
gschID: 145232


Hapoel Afula - Ironi Nes-Ziona 101-83

An interesting game took place in Afula where higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (2-4) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Hapoel Afula (3-4) 101-83 on Tuesday. Ironi Nes-Ziona was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Hapoel Afula made 31-of-40 free shots (77.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Ironi Nes-Ziona was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Ronny LeMelle (196-81, college: Auburn) helped adding 24 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side swingman Tal Karpeles (196-90) responded with 25 points and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) scored 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Hapoel Afula and four Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. Hapoel Afula moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Ironi Nes-Ziona dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Hapoel Afula will face higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Lev Hasharon (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Karpeles 25+3reb+2ast, T.Michael Dunne 17+9reb+4ast, D.Assaf 11+2reb+4ast, B.Tolbert 10+1reb+2ast, O.Rub 8+3ast, R.Zehavian 4+9reb+2ast
Hapoel Afula: R.LeMelle 24+5reb+1ast, E.Eliyah 21+6reb+3ast, G.Cohen 19+4reb+4ast, G.Thondique 16+16reb+3ast, H.Shifman 10+3reb+7ast, Y.Deri 8+2ast
gschID: 145233


Lev Hasharon - Elitzur Ramla 73-75

A very interesting game took place in Lev Hasharon. It ended with only two-point home defeat of higher ranked Lev Hasharon (3-4) to eleventh ranked Elitzur Ramla (3-4) 75-73 in the game for the seventh place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lev Hasharon. Lev Hasharon was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 25-14 charge of Elitzur Ramla, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Stacey Moragne (195-83, college: Mass.-Lowell) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Ryan Bacon (200-88, college: St.Peter's, agency: Strategic Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American forward Jamelle Cornley (196-87, college: Penn St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized American power forward Isaac Rosefelt (205-85, college: St.Thomas, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 13 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Lev Hasharon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Elitzur Ramla moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Lev Hasharon. Elitzur Ramla's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#14) at home and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Lev Hasharon: J.Cornley 20+10reb+2ast, L.Clinch 18+7reb+3ast, O.Shmidt 14+3reb+2ast, I.Rosefelt 13+14reb+3ast, B.Sharoni 5, V.Yeremishin 3+2reb
Elitzur Ramla: S.Moragne 20+5reb+2ast, M.Badalov 12+6reb+1ast, R.Bacon 10+14reb+1ast, I.Berkowitz 10+3reb+4ast, O.Cohen 8+2reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 6
gschID: 145234


Ironi Ramat Gan - Hod Hasharon 75-84

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Hod Hasharon (3-4) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (1-6) 84-75 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ironi Ramat Gan won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hod Hasharon forced 27 Ironi Ramat Gan turnovers. Ironi Ramat Gan was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international guard Avi Sukar (187-76) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 rebounds. Puerto Rican point guard Javier Gonzalez (182-89, college: N.Carolina St.) helped adding 18 points and 8 assists. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Rodney Webb (200-83, college: Florida Atlantic) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard T.J. Bannister (180-84, college: Liberty, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 10 points and 8 assists. Hod Hasharon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ironi Ramat Gan lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Hod Hasharon will face Hapoel Yokneam/Megido (#12) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Elitzur Ramla and be promoted back to the Premier League just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: R.Webb 20+10reb+2ast, T.Bannister 10+3reb+8ast, D.Davidi 9+1reb+2ast, R.Pitshon 9+2reb+2ast, Y.Yatzkan 8+5reb, I.Mayor 7+1reb
Hod Hasharon: A.Sukar 21+7reb+2ast, J.Gonzalez 18+4reb+8ast, G.Gandel 17+9reb+2ast, A.Johnson 15+2reb, H.Ratner 5+1reb+1ast, O.Winter 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 145235


Hapoel K/S - Ironi Nahariya 90-84 OT

Hapoel Kfar Saba has finally registered their first victory this season after six consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Ironi Nahariya (4-2) 90-84 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime then Ironi Nahariya managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Hapoel Kfar Saba who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-8. American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Guard Or Ron (181-88) chipped in 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international swingman Jeron Roberts (194-76, college: Wyoming, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and guard Avi Eliyahu (175-87, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Five Hapoel Kfar Saba and four Ironi Nahariya players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba (1-6) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Ironi Nahariya at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet at home league's leader Kiryat Tivon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Nahariya will play against Elitzur Yavne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: J.Roberts 22+10reb+2ast, A.Eliyahu 17+5reb+9ast, M.Ginyard 14+7reb+4ast, E.Traimel 13+10reb+1ast, J.Baze 8+1reb+1ast, A.Matta 5+1reb
Hapoel K/S: M.Moses 27+16reb+1ast, O.Cohen 14+2reb+2ast, E.Rotemberg 14+7reb, O.Ron 12+7reb+4ast, S.Kleimintz 10+1reb+2ast, A.Harush 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 145230


Kiryat Tivon - Hapoel T-A 83-78

There was a change at the National League leadership position after last games. Round 7 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Hapoel Tel-Aviv (6-1). They were defeated by second ranked Kiryat Tivon (6-1) 83-78 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-17. But Hapoel Tel-Aviv won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Kiryat Tivon won last quarter 23-19. It was a great evening for American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 17 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Power forward Kobi Izik (204-83, agency: Avi Zilberman) helped adding 21 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Kiryat Tivon keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Macc.B.Yaakov. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play next round against strong Beer Yaakov trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kiryat Tivon will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba on the road.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: C.Kelly 19+15reb+3ast, D.Stitt 18+4reb+4ast, A.Zelkovits 13+1reb, B.Timor 11+2reb+4ast, M.Naor 10+8reb+5ast, J.Skjoldebrand 3+1reb
Kiryat Tivon: K.Izik 21+9reb+3ast, R.Clemente 18+17reb+1ast, L.Segev 17+5reb+11ast, J.Gomes 14+2reb+1ast, L.Ariely 11+4reb, Z.Silverman 2+1ast
gschID: 145231




EuroCup: Jerusalem too good for Cibona - by Eurobasket News
Jerusalem - Cibona 89:73

Jerusalem recorded the first win in EuroCup regular season. The Israeli team held off visiting Cibona. Brian Randle (203-F-85) knocked down 16 points to pace the home team. Cibona slipped at 0-2 record after the loss.
Hapoel and Cibona stayed pretty close throughout the opening ten minutes. The hosts eked out a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Jerusalem however increased the tempo in the second term. They fired 28 points to arrive at halftime up by as many as 14 points 47:33. Cibona slowed the home team down a bit in the third term but could not get any closer. Jerusalem enjoyed a 14-point buffer entering the fourth term. They stayed aggressive in the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Jarvis Varnado (206-F-88, college: Mississippi St.) had 13 points, while Yuval Naimy (188-PG-85) finished with 12 points in the win. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Cibona. Davor Kus (191-G-78, agency: Interperformances) provided 12 points in the loss.

Jerusalem: Brian Randle 16, Jarvis Varnado 13, Yuval Naimy 12
Cibona: Andrija Zizic 16, Davor Kus 12


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


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Jermaine HALL
  Macc.B.Y.
  (196-F-80)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Hall, Macc.B.Y.24.4 
 2. Miller, Macc.B.Y.24.0 
 3. Clemente, Kiryat T.23.1 
 4. Sanders, Hapoel Y.22.0 
 5. Thondique, Hapoel21.6 
 6. LeMelle, Hapoel A.21.4 
 7. Gonzalez, Hod H.20.7 
 8. Jackson, Hapoel Y.20.5 
 9. Segev, Kiryat Tivon20.4 
 10. Bet-Yosef, Macc..20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ramon CLEMENTE
  Kiryat T.
  (200-PF-85)
  Avg: 16
 1. Clemente, Kiryat T.16.0 
 2. Thondique, Hapoel14.3 
 3. Moses, Hapoel K/S12.0 
 4. Rosefelt, Lev H.11.3 
 5. Webb, Ironi R.10.7 
 6. Daniel, Ironi K-A10.5 
 7. Kelly, Hapoel T-A10.4 
 8. Traimel, Ironi N.10.2 
 9. Bacon, Elitzur Ram.9.8 
 10. Sanders, Hapoel Y.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Ironi R.
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bannister, Ironi R.8.0 
 2. Segev, Kiryat Tivon7.7 
 3. Eliyahu, Ironi N.7.2 
 4. Nanikashvili, Iron.7.0 
 5. Berkowitz, Elitzu.5.2 
 6. Sukar, Hod Hashar.4.6 
 7. Younger, Ironi K-A4.0 
 8. Gonzalez, Hod H.3.9 
 9. Barzilai, Elitzur3.7 
 10. Golan, Elitzur Ya.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Lior SEGEV
  Kiryat Tivon
  (190-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Segev, Kiryat Tivon4.7 
 2. Eliyahu, Ironi N.4.0 
 3. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.3.6 
 4. Gonzalez, Hod H.3.4 
 5. Hofman, Elitzur3.3 
 6. Miller, Macc.B.Y.3.1 
 7. Sztarkman, Hapoel3.0 
 8. Tolbert, Hapoel K/S2.8 
 9. Nanikashvili, Iron.2.7 
 10. Buchman, Macc.B.Y.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Ironi K-A
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Daniel, Ironi K-A2.7 
 2. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.1 
 3. Thondique, Hapoel1.9 
 4. Johnson, Hod H.1.9 
 5. Jackson, Hapoel Y.1.8 
 6. Clemente, Kiryat T.1.7 
 7. Webb, Ironi R.1.6 
 8. Sanders, Hapoel Y.1.3 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.3 
 10. Bacon, Elitzur Ra.1.2 


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Cantu's Scekic injured - by Edoardo Tamalio
Bennet Cant announces that the examinations carried out on the right knee of Marko Scekic (207-F/C-81, agency: Beo Basket), after the distortion shown in the match Sunday, Nov. 20 against Pepsi Caserta, showed a lesion on the medial side. The player will still be subjected to a further MRI scan within the next 15 days for a better study of the anterior cruciate ligament due to the current presence of an internal liquid that prevents a definitive diagnosis. Recovery times can be determined only after further investigations.


Terrence Roderick joins Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News
Vanoli Cremona bolstered their backcourt. They signed a deal with Terrence Roderick (195-G/F-88, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB). The guard is not new to Italy. He spent the last season with Rimini. Terrence Roderick averaged 15.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 assists per game in LegaDue. Eurobasket.com named the guard into All-Italian LegaDue 3rd Team. Terrence Roderick started his pro career in Austria. He played for Arkadia Traiskirchen. He made it into Eurobasket.com All-Austrian Bundesliga 2nd Team. Terrence Roderick also participated at 2010 Austrian League All-Star Game.

Best players of Nazionale A round 10 - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Andrea Benevelli (202-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Orlandina and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 26-year old forward had a double-double of 13 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Napoli (#1, 8-2) 69-61. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Orlandina maintains the 3rd position in Nazionale A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Orlandina will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. Benevelli turned to be Orlandina's top player in his first season with the team. Benevelli has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.7ppg), rebounds (4th best: 8.9rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg,2.6spg and 56.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old guard Matteo Bertolazzi (181-G-79) of league's best team Omegna. Bertolazzi impressed basketball fans with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Omegna cruised to a 80-71 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Trento (#3, 5-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Omegna consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 9-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Bertolazzi is a newcomer at Omegna and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard Marco Evangelisti (198-G-84) of second-ranked Recanati. Evangelisti scored 25 points. He was a key player of Recanati, leading his team to a 67-63 win against the lower-ranked Fabriano (#6, 1-9). Recanati needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Evangelisti has a great season in Italy. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andrea Raschi (200-G/F-79) of Chieti - 11 points and 11 rebounds
5. Cristiano Masper (208-F-73) of Torino - 19 points and 5 rebounds
6. Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81) of Omegna - 21 points and 4 rebounds
7. Marco Portannese (192-G-89) of Torino - 16 points and 12 rebounds
8. Antonio Ruggiero (190-G-81) of Bari - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Bernardo Musso (192-G-86) of Napoli - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Amedeo Tessitori (203-C-94) of Comsum.it SI - 15 points and 14 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)


EuroCup: Spartak handle Benetton in Treviso - by Eurobasket News
Benetton - Spartak SP 78:87

Spartak Saint Petersburg continued their winning march in EuroCup season. They outscored Benetton in Treviso tonight to stay undefeated in Group G. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (208-C-84) nailed 21 points to lead the winners. Benetton in the meantime suffered the second loss in a row.
Spartak Saint Petersburg got to a quick start. The visitors jumped to a 17:11 lead after ten minutes of action. The Russian team continued to get away in the second period. They established a comprehensive 41:22 halftime lead. Benetton stopped the rot in the third term. The Italian team showed character trimming the distance to 13 points with one quarter remaining. The hosts got within single digits late in regulation but Spartak stayed calm and easily rallied to the victory at the end. Valery Likhodey (205-F-86) notched 15 points, while Yotam Halperin (196-G-84) added 14 points in the winning effort. Jeff Adrien (201-F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Connecticut) answered with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Benetton. E'Twaun Moore (192-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) chipped in 19 points in the loss.

Benetton: Jeff Adrien 22+10 boards, E'Twaun Moore 19
Spartak SP: Loukas Mavrokefalidis 21, Valery Likhodey 15, Yotam Halperin 14


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.20.3 
 2. Musso, Napoli19.5 
 3. Mei, Comsum.it SI16.1 
 4. Portannese, Torino15.8 
 5. Benevelli, Orlandi.15.7 
 6. Zanelli, Orlandina15.4 
 7. Micevic, Latina B.15.3 
 8. Carra, Trieste15.1 
 9. Prelazzi, Omegna14.9 
 10. Malamov, Anagni14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.1 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.3 
 3. Baldi Rossi, Perug.9.6 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.8.9 
 5. Tessitori, Comsum..8.8 
 6. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.6 
 7. Gandini, Trieste8.1 
 8. Ferraro, Trieste7.7 
 9. Pazzi, Trento7.5 
 10. Crow, Orlandina7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.6 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano3.8 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.6 
 4. Venuto, Casalp.3.4 
 5. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 6. Santolamazza, Ana.3.3 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari3.3 
 8. Zanelli, Orlandina3.3 
 9. Fabi, Treviglio3.2 
 10. Rivali, Santarcan.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.3 
 2. Musso, Napoli3.3 
 3. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.2 
 4. Scodavolpe, Firenze3.1 
 5. Merletto, Ruvo3.1 
 6. Malamov, Anagni3.1 
 7. Mei, Comsum.it SI3.0 
 8. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.0 
 9. Tomasiello, Ruvo3.0 
 10. Pilotti, Matera3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Ancellotti, Santar.1.3 
 3. Raminelli, Castell.1.1 
 4. Candido, San Seve.1.1 
 5. Benevelli, Orlandi.1.1 
 6. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 7. Biligha, Casalp.1.0 
 8. Gatti, Napoli0.9 
 9. Borra, Treviglio0.9 
 10. Cotani, Castellet.0.9 


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Perugia 7-3 
 2. Trieste 7-3 
 3. Trento 5-5 
 4. Comsum.it SI 4-6 
 5. Firenze 3-7 
 6. Santarcangelo 3-7 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 9-1 
 2. Torino 8-2 
 3. Casalpusterlengo 7-3 
 4. Treviglio 7-3 
 5. Pavia 3-7 
 6. Castelletto 3-7 
Div.South-East
 1. Bari 6-4 
 2. Recanati 6-4 
 3. San Severo 4-6 
 4. Chieti 4-6 
 5. Ruvo 2-8 
 6. Fabriano 1-9 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 8-2 
 2. Ferentino 7-3 
 3. Orlandina 6-4 
 4. Latina Basket 4-6 
 5. Anagni 4-6 
 6. Matera 3-7 


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


Trepca tomorrow plays delayed match to confirm leadership - by Dren Shporta
Green boys from Mitrovica tomorrow visit Kosova in Vushtrria to play their delayed game of round three of the first phase of BKT Superliga. The game had to be played on October 23rd, but because of restorations in Vushtrria gym, it was delayed.

Kosova will host the unbeaten Trepca. Kosova has registered their first win last weekend when they won against Drita as visitors. Actually they have negative record of 1-5 and they have two games in hand. The game of tomorrow against Trepca, and the other one is with Futura whose match date is still unknown.

Trepca with in-form Drilon Hajrizi (208-C) is waiting the next victory which will made them the team with incredible 8-0 record after eight gameweeks played. The green boys from Mitrovica have transferred last week another American, Hajji Martin, and in combination with Jaleel Nelson it is very hard to beat them.

The game starts tomorrow at 19:00 hrs. while it will be refereed by trio of Mehdi Gashi, Daut Mehmeti and Urim Hasani.




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  LATVIA   


EuroCup: Khimky leave no chance for VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News
Khimky - VEF Riga 90:70

Khimky earned the second straight win at the start of EuroCup regular season. They trounced visiting VEF Riga. Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) and Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) scored 11 points each to pace the winners.
Khimky knocked down 26 points in the opening frame to take a 6-point lead. VEF Riga however matched the tempo in the second term. The teams stayed close trading the baskets. Khimky ensured a 7-point halftime advantage 51:44. Khimky cleared off in the third quarter. They limited VEF Riga to just 12 points in it and entered the final frame up by as many as 16 points 72:56. BC Khimky never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Sergey Monya (203-F-83) and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) chipped in 10 points each for the hosts. Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) responded with 18 points for VEF Riga. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss.

Khimky: Vitaly Fridzon 11, Kresimir Loncar 11, Sergey Monya 10, Zoran Planinic 10
VEF Riga: Courtney Sims 18, Kristaps Janicenoks 15


Best players of LBL round 9 - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Valmiera and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 30 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat LU (#5, 3-5) 81-74. It allowed Valmiera to jump to the first place in the LBL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Valmiera has a very solid 7-2 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Kalve had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Valmiera's top player in his first season with the team. Kalve has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.4ppg), rebounds (4th best: 7.9rpg) and averages solid 61.5% FGP and 41.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old swingman Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) of Jelgava. Krumins impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Jelgava to edge slightly higher-ranked Liepaja (#4, 3-4) by 3 points 91-88. This victory allowed Jelgava to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Krumins is one of the most experienced players at Jelgava and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.9ppg (#3). He also registered 6.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Ervins Jonats (199-F-91) of Jurmala (#8). Jonats scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Jonats' great performance Jurmala lost 82-86 to the higher-ranked Liepaja (#4, 3-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Jurmala can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Jonats he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jonats has individually a great season in Latvia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Arturs Duselis (200-F-89) of Jelgava - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) of Turiba - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Janis Timma (201-F/G-92) of Liepaja - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Courtney Sims (211-C-83) of VEF Riga - 24 points and 7 rebounds
8. Jevgenijs Kosuskins (200-F-77) of Jurmala - 20 points and 5 rebounds
9. Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84) of VEF Riga - 13 points and 8 rebounds
10. Arturs Berzins (204-C-88) of Ventspils - 18 points, 3 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)


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


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EuroCup: Lietuvos Rytas breeze past Azovmash - by Eurobasket News
Lietuvos Rytas - Azovmash 83:55

Lietuvos Rytas posted the second consecutive win at the start of EuroCup regular season. They cruised past Azovmash in Group F clash in Vilnius. Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) provided 17 points to lead the home team.
Azovmash got to a perfect start. The Ukrainian team held the hosts to 10 points in the starting period to take a 6-point advantage. Lietuvos Rytas struck back in the second period. They unloaded 24 points and surged ahead. The home team secured a 34:28 halftime advantage. Lietuvos Rytas mounted the pressure in the third term. The Lithuanian team boosted the gap to enjoy a 16-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Lietuvos Rytas wrapped up the game in style firing 27 points in the final quarter and celebrating a well-deserved win at the end. Mindaugas Katelynas (205-F-83, college: Chattanooga) provided 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) had 12 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82, college: Morehead St.) replied with 12 points for Azovmash. Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) netted 11 points in the loss.

Lietuvos Rytas: Renaldas Seibutis 17, Mindaugas Katelynas 15, Jonas Valanciunas 12
Azovmash: Ricky Minard 12, Hasan Rizvic 11


EuroCup: Aris dominated the Baltic state in Lithuania - by Eurobasket News
BC Rudupis - Aris BSA 2003 60:71

Aris dominated the Baltic state in Lithuania for 1-1 record in Group C of EuroCup. The Greek side needed 71:60 victory for the initial success.
Defence was very much at a premium and particularly in the first half. Only the last basket in the first period gave the home side 14:11 lead, while they had the same difference at the end of the half. However the most crucial passage of the game came in the third quarter. The visitors had managed to regain the lead at the end of the quarter to set up the thrilling finale. With 25-12 they took 49:39 lead after 30 minutes and increased to 11 points at the end of the game.
Sam Muldrow (205-F, college: S.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette) netted 14. Dimitrios Tsaldaris (196-G/F-80) scored 10, while Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) added 9. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) ended up with 11 points in defeat, whilst Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) and Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) poured in 10 each.

BC Rudupis: Adas Juskevicius 11, Saulius Kuzminskas 11, Dainius Salenga 10
Aris BSA 2003: Sam Muldrow 16, Dominic James 14, Dimitrios Tsaldaris 10, Christos Tapoutos 9


Donaldas Kairys gets job in Ukraine - by Eurobasket News
Donaldas Kairys (190-G-77) will continue his coaching career in Ukraine. The 34-year-old Lithuanian is hired as Head Coach of DniproAzot and will lead the team in Ukrainian Superleague. They currently have 2-11 record. Kairys replaces Igor Chigrinov at DniproAzot bench. Donaldas Kairys was HC of ASK Riga in 2008/09 season. Actually, he started the season as Assistant Coach and got promoted in December of 2008. Before ASK Riga, Kairys worked as AC of CSKA Moscow in 2007/08. He also has experience as AC of Lietuvos Rytas and Khimky Moscow. From 2006 to 2010, Donaldas Kairys served as AC of the Lithuanian NT. Kairys will make his debut at DniproAzot bench next weekend against Odessa.

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Bakersfield Jam 102 - Soles 63 - by Alejandro Martinez
Bakersfield, Calfiornia - The Bakersfield Jam and Soles de Mexicali played a very unique matchup of an LNBP team and an NBA D-League team. In this encounter, it wasn't close. The Jam piled it on early and often as defense appeared to be the biggest difference between the clubs. As the last matchup between of team of D-League All-Stars representing the USA fell to eventual Silver medalists Mexico at the Pan-Ams playing an international game with FIBA rules, a fiba 3 point line, in a 40 minute game. This game was played by NBA rules, including defensive 3 seconds, NBA 3 point line, and four 12 minute quarters of a total of 48 minutes. For the Mexican club to only score 63 points in a game that wasn't very close in a 48 minute game when they're used to playing for 40 really goes to show the disparity between the two clubs in this matchup. Obviously depth plays a factor as the LNBP team features 3 Americans that play as imports whereas the D-League is not bound by any such rules. A box score wasn't readily available after the game. The Soles will now continue their travels within the State of California as they go to take on the Los Angeles Defenders. Perhaps the LNBP club will be more prepared for the differences in the rules in game #2 within the D-League.

Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Fuerza Regia 20-6 
 2. Halc.Rojos 19-4 
 3. Toros 19-8 
 4. Soles 17-11 
 5. Pioneros 16-8 
 6. Huracanes 16-10 
 7. Halc.Xalapa 15-5 
 8. Barreteros 14-12 
 9. Abejas 11-16 
 10. Corr.Victoria 10-15 
 11. Lechugueros 10-17 
 12. Panteras 7-19 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 6-22 
 14. Volcanes 0-27 


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EuroCup: DaShaun Wood and ALBA take second win in EuroCup - by Eurobasket News
ALBA - Buducnost 86:68

ALBA earned the second straight EuroCup victory. The German powerhouse overcame Buducnost at home court to keep perfect record in Group H. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) nailed 23 points to pace the hosts.
ALBA started the game strongly scoring 24 points in the opening frame. They secured an 11-point lead at the first break. Buducnost however reacted with a stiff defence in the second period. The visitors cut ALBA short on offence and narrowed the gap to 7 points at halftime 32:39. The hosts picked up the slack in the third term. They kept Buducnost at distance taking a 60:51 advantage at the final break. ALBA never slowed down in the fourth term cruising to a convincing win at the end. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) scored 15 points, while Marko Simonovic (202-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points in the win. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 20 points for Buducnost. Aleksa Popovic (201-G/F-87) had 11 points in the loss.

ALBA: DaShaun Wood 23, Torin Francis 15, Marko Simonovic 14
Buducnost: Cedomir Vitkovac 20, Aleksa Popovic 11


Vladimir Golubovic released in Ukraine - by Eurobasket News
Vladimir Golubovic (213-C-86) is no longer a member of Azovmash. The Montenegrin big guy is released by the club yesterday. Golubovic joined Azovmash during the pre-season, after his verbal agreement with Besiktas failed due to signing of Semih Erden. He appeared 8 times in Ukraine averaging 7.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. He also added 7.4 ppg and 4.4 rpg for five game in VTB United League. In EuroCup, Golubovic played one game with 2 points and 8 rebounds against Le Mans. Vladimir Golubovic spent last season in Turkey. He had 10.2 ppg and 5.1 rpg for 39 TBL games with Banvut. He had slightly better numbers in EuroCup. Golubovic is active member of the Montenegrin National Team. He played for them in European Championships Division B -09 and Qualifications to European Championships 2011.

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Round 5: ASS and SP still on the top. - by Marek Krala
The fifth day of the first division national championship basketball continued with 3 games last Saturday: SSA \ WAC, SP \ KAC and RST \ MAS.
The fifth stage took full advantage to the SSA and the SP who kept their winning momentum, consolidating their leading position. The good operation of the day is to make the assets of MAS Fez who went to fight the Renaissance sport of Tangier on their floor 68 \ 72 in a breathtaking match. The lack of local experience was the main cause of their defeat, they could not manage their lead just minutes from the end of regulation time when they led largely to the score. The turn of the game was the inclusion of Omar Masrouri, the 3 points shooter specialist of MAS. The win propelled Fassis to third place ahead of the SSA and the SP. The RST with four defeats and one victory occupies the 7th place with 6 points.
The SP has not missed the opportunity at home to kneel KAC Kenitra. The game was played on Ain Sidi Mohammed Seba unavailability of the hall of Mohammed V Sports Complex in Casablanca.
With this success, the SP remains the leader in the company of SSA with 9 points. In contrast, the KAC occupies the eighth place with 6 points tied for the WAC, the FUS and RST. To recall the WAC, FUS, CRA and RSB have a game in hand.
The top match which pitted the SSA and the WAC has kept all its promises and was a very good level. The Wydad started the game on top speed, and clinching the first Quarter 15 \ 23. During the second quarter, the premises were able to escape slowly from their torpor to reduce the mark to 28 \ 31. But it was only a postponement, as Zakaria Mesbahi teammates rallied with a vengeance to gain an advantage on the edge of the 3rd and 4th Quarter 58-50 and 75 \ 71 and winning the game and two points to share the chair with the SP leader.
The WAC has nothing to be ashamed of this defeat to the tough training that SSA is preparing for the African Championship club champion, provided Sal.
It is worth mentioning that this day was cut by two games, including ARC and RCA-FUS-RSB and that, because of the commitment of Rbati and Hoceima in the playoff championship African Clubs in Tunis.


Inside the WAC. - by Marek Krala
Little reportage of the WAC in the Moroccan national TV.Coach Zecevic and the staff will try to make the same results that last year with a different group of player.
The Power Forwad/Center
Trevor Harvey (211-C-80, agency: 011 Sports, college: Florida St.) who played in Mexico last season is on the moroccan capital team to help them inside.The bahamian player played in France,Turkey,Sweden and Romania too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q4ct6Ct5zM&feature=player_embedded


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Marcin Gortat close to signing with Turkish team Besiktas - by Eurobasket News
The NBA lockout keeps plodding along with fewer and fewer signs of resolution any time soon. Some NBA players are looking for employment elsewhere until play resumes. Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (7'0''-C-84) is one of those players being courted by a professional basketball team from abroad.

According to the Turkish NTV Spor, Gortat is close to signing with Turkish professional team Besiktas Milangaz. Gortat, a native of Poland, averaged 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 2010-2011. Besiktas Milanganz has been trying to lure several other NBA stars to play with Deron Williams, but it appears Gortat will be the one joining up.

Ironically, one reason cited for the team settling on Gortat instead of Carlos Boozer or Luol Deng was lower insurance costs on his remaining NBA contract. Gortat was unable to play for his Polish National team back in August due to the unavailability of an insurance policy to cover him.

It would seem, the insurance companies have figured out the mechanics of such policies and now can benefit from the NBA lockout.

Gortat came to the Suns in December 2010 as part of the Vince Carter deal, and was originally drafted by Phoenix in the second round in 2005. The move to a Turkish team wouldn't be much of a stretch for the European-born center, who played international basketball professionally from 2002-2007.

Courtesy of http://arizona.sbnation.com


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NBLC Standings
NBL Canada Standings
 1. London L. 6-2 
 2. Quebec K. 5-4 
 3. Summerside S. 4-3 
 4. St.John M.R. 4-4 
 5. Halifax R. 3-2 
 6. Oshawa P. 3-4 
 7. Moncton M. 0-6 


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Stats Leaders - NCAA1
Points Per Game
 Ryne SMITH
  Purdue
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Smith, Purdue26.0 
 2. Wattad, Chattano.24.0 
 3. Smith, NC-Wilmi.23.0 
 4. Stoglin, Maryland22.0 
 5. Oladipo, Indiana21.0 
 6. McDougald, Jackso.21.0 
 7. Harris, Wake F.20.0 
 8. Howell, N.Caroli.19.5 
 9. Swansey, Tennesse.19.0 
 10. McKie, Wake Fore.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Michigan.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 18
 1. Green, Michigan.18.0 
 2. Finney-Smith, Virg.16.0 
 3. Smith, Clemson14.0 
 4. Shannon, Florida12.0 
 5. Howell, N.Caroli.11.5 
 6. Plumlee, Duke11.0 
 7. Zlovaric, Chattano.10.0 
 8. Desrosiers, Wake F.10.0 
 9. Henson, N.Carolina9.5 
 10. Drummond, Loyol.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kendall MARSHALL
  N.Carolina
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 10
 1. Marshall, N.Caroli.10.0 
 2. Smith, Clemson8.0 
 3. Brown, N.Caroli.7.5 
 4. Bell, Chattanooga7.0 
 5. Loucks, Florida St.6.0 
 6. Udofia, Georgia6.0 
 7. Johnson, Belmont6.0 
 8. Finney-Smith, Virg.5.0 
 9. Jackson, Purdue5.0 
 10. Scott, Miami, FL5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cody ZELLER
  Indiana
  (210-F-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zeller, Indiana6.0 
 2. Smith, Clemson5.0 
 3. Brown, N.Caroli.4.5 
 4. Jones III, Indiana4.0 
 5. Kennings, Florida3.0 
 6. Moore, Florida A&M3.0 
 7. Raines, Virginia T.3.0 
 8. Cooley, E.Tenn.St.3.0 
 9. Swoope, Miami, FL3.0 
 10. Faust, Maryland3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Carson DESROSIERS
  Wake F.
  (213-C-)
  Avg: 8
 1. Desrosiers, Wake F.8.0 
 2. Henson, N.Carolina5.5 
 3. Finney-Smith, Virg.4.0 
 4. Mosley, Maryland3.0 
 5. Inameti, Tennesse.3.0 
 6. Elston, Indiana2.0 
 7. Jennings, Clemson2.0 
 8. Plumlee, Duke2.0 
 9. Lawson, Purdue2.0 
 10. Akpejiori, Miami,2.0 


Tyler Laser signs pro deal in Sweden - by Eurobasket News
Tyler Laser (185-G, agency: Warren Sports International, college: E.Illinois) is set to start his professional basketball career. The American guard penned a deal with Swedish team Solna Vikings. Actually, Laser already made his pro debut last weekend. He scored 8 points against Sodertalje Kings. Solna won that game 79-68. Tyler Laser is a product of the Eastern Illinois University. He graduated there this year. Laser had 11.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 1.9 apg for his school as a senior. In 2010, he was named All-OVC 1st Team -10. Eastern Illinois reached OVC Tournament Semifinals.

Duke struggles but pulls away from Vols - by Rick Ross
COURTESY OF sportsillustrated.cnn.com/

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP)Five games into his freshman season at Duke,
Austin Rivers (6'4''-G-92) is still arcing his way through a learning curve.

If he's this good now, imagine what he'll be like later in the season.

Rivers shook off some early mistakes to hit four 3-pointers and score 18 points,
lifting the No. 6 Blue Devils to a 77-67 win over Tennessee in the first round
of the Maui Invitational on Monday.

'When you're a freshman, you start evaluating what you're doing and sometimes
you're a step slow to the next thing and that's because you care,'
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. 'You want to be good. You've just got to get through that.'

Rivers had a few wild drives that led to nowhere early, but settled down more as the game went on,
hitting 4 of 6 from long range to key a couple of runs for the Blue Devils.

Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly added 17 each, and Duke (5-0)
improved to 13-0 all-time in Maui by wearing down the young Volunteers with its
depth and versatile lineup in the second half to pull away.

Mason Plumlee had 13 rebounds and Andre Dawkins added 10 points for the Blue Devils,
who move on to Tuesday's semifinals against No. 15 Michigan, which knocked off No. 8 Memphis.

'Late in that game, the biggest plays we could have made were defensive stops and defensive rebounds,'
Kelly said. 'I thought we did a pretty good job in the closing minutes of getting to all of those balls.'

Tennessee (2-1) is in rebuilding mode after the NCAA fiasco with coach Bruce Pearl,
but still managed to keep up with Duke for a while. The Vols just couldn't make shots
at the rim early or from the perimeter the whole game, missing all eight of their 3-point attempts.

Jeronne Maymon had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tennessee, which has
No. 8 Memphis up next on Tuesday.

'I thought our guys competed,' Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin. '
They just made plays down the stretch and really executed. I thought we had a
couple of quick shots, but it was tough.'

The Blue Devils have been the kings of the Maui, winning titles in 1992, 1997, 2001 and 2007.

Krzyzewski called this year's team his most inexperienced group headed into Maui after
losing its top three scorers from last season: ACC player of the year Nolan Smith,
2010 Final Four Most Outstanding Player Kyle Singler and Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

The Blue Devils are young but talented, with a heralded class of five freshman headed by Rivers,
the consensus top recruit in the nation and son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers.

Duke has already been through a string of tough opening games, beating Belmont,
Presbyterian, Michigan State and Davidson. The win over the Spartans,
last Tuesday at Madison Square Garden,
gave Krzyzewski his 903rd win, passing his mentor and former
coach Bobby Knight for most all-time in men's Division I.

The Blue Devils kept rolling against Tennessee behind Rivers.

The freshman was out of control at times in the first half, making just 1 of
5 shots from inside the arc. He was good outside the 3-point line, though, hitting 3 of 4,
including a pair late in the half that put the Blue Devils up 39-33.

Rivers started to hit a few shots inside the arc in the second half and dropped
in another 3 as the Blue Devils stretched a 2-point lead midway through the half up to 13.

'This is our fifth game in about 10 days and he's learned a lot. He came through,' Krzyzewski said.
'He's not afraid. He's going to be a terrific player for us.'

While Duke always seems to have talented to new players, about the only thing the
same at Tennessee are those bright orange uniforms.

The Vols are under new direction this season after Martin replaced Pearl,
who was fired in March after admitting that he lied to NCAA investigators.

Tennessee lost forward Tobias Harris and guard Scotty Hopson to the NBA draft and
four other seniors who saw regular playing time, and will rely on five new scholarship players -
not to mention new offensive and defensive schemes.

An annual favorite to win the SEC under Pearl, the Vols were picked 11th out
of 12 teams in this year's preseason media poll.

Martin has tried to retool what Tennessee does, using a basic form of the
motion-style offense that helped Missouri State become one of the Missouri Valley Conference's
top scoring teams and a high-pressure defense similar to what Pearl ran during his early tenure in Knoxville.

Long and athletic, the Vols were able to keep up with the big Blue Devils early on,
keeping it close despite missing numerous shots at the rim and a few wild ones.
Tennessee missed all six of its 3-point attempts in the half on the way to
shooting 33 percent, but was still within six.

After Duke's short run to end the first half, the Vols rallied to tie the game at
45-all early in the second. The Blue Devils made another run and Tennessee answered,
pulling within 2 midway through.

Duke again started to pull away and the Vols had no answer this time, headed to the
loser's bracket in their first trip back to Maui since 2004.

'They obviously did a good job on chesting us up, keeping their hands high without fouling,'
Maymon said. 'We've got to focus on finishing more around the basket. That's mostly on us.'




Top 25 - Men


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Griffin Lentsch shatters NCAA D-III record, scores 89 points in single game - by Eurobasket News
Grinnell College's Griffin Lentsch (6'4''-F) 13 erupted for 89 points, an NCAA Division III national record, as the Pioneer men's basketball team sailed past Principia College 145-97 Saturday afternoon in Elsah, Ill.

Lentschs scoring output surpassed the previous D-III mark of 77 points set by former Grinnell star Jeff Clement 99 in 1998.

Lentschs total is third all-time in all of NCAA, placing only behind the 112-point production by Clarence Bevo Francis of Rio Grande in 1954 and the 100-point output by Frank Selvy of Furman, also in 1954.

Lentsch finished 27-of-55 from the field, including 15-of-33 from 3-point land. The 15 treys rank ninth-best in all of NCAA. He was also an amazing 20-of-22 from the free-throw line, with the made number of free throws a Grinnell record.

We knew Griffin had a chance to put up big numbers, but something like this is simply amazing, said Grinnell assistant coach David N. Arseneault, who will serve as the teams interim head coach during second semester. But it really was an entire team effort. The guys contributed in terms of setting screens and getting him the ball. It was incredible to watch. As Griffin scored more and more points, our bench got louder and louder.

Lentsch, who had 40 points at halftime, is still in awe of the record. Its still setting in, he said. I didnt think I would ever score that many points.

Lentsch said he wasnt necessarily shooting well early on. I was trying some 3s, but some of them werent dropping so I started driving to the basket, he explained. I figured if I could get some easier shots and also get to the free-throw line, that would help me reset and get my shooting touch and confidence back.

Lentsch was quick to credit others for his record, though. All the credit goes to my teammates, in all honesty, he said. They did such a great job of setting screens and getting me open. I never would have come remotely close to doing this without them.

Patrick Maher 14 and Jack Adams 13 had 10 points each for Grinnell. Maher also dished out 13 assists and recorded six steals. Joe Rogers 13, Dominique Bellamy 13 and Brian McManamy 13 had five rebounds each.

Grinnell led by just four points at 16-12 before going on a 13-4 run to break open the game. Lentsch had eight points during the spurt, including a pair of treys, while Matt Skelly 12 had a 3-pointer and Adams a basket.

Grinnell led 75-50 at halftime and never looked back. Lentsch tied the D-III mark of 77 points with a free throw at the 4:37 mark, and broke it with another charity shot at the 4:06 mark.

Grinnell is now 1-0, while Principia fell to 0-1. The Pioneers entertain Wartburg College Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Darby Gymnasium. Game time is 7 p.m. The women's game against Wartburg starts at 5 p.m.

Courtesy of www.grinnell.edu


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  NIGERIA   


Customs win Div-1 Championship, back in DStv PBL - by Olusegun Ikuesan
After spending one season in the lower division Nigeria Customs Service basketball club is back in the top flight DStv Premier Basketball League winning the national division-one championship last weekend in Abuja.

The border boys who were among the three teams that jostle for a place in the premier league rounded off stiff challenge from Police Bombers basketball club of Lagos and Oluyole Warriors basketball club of Ibadan before stopping the foray of Nigeria Civil Defence Corp otherwise known as Defenders basketball club of Abuja in the final on Saturday.

Customs who were coached in the Division-One championship by its assistant coach Mohammed Jagu Abbah first handed a 68-57 points defeat of Police Bombers and followed up with a 84-57 points victory over Oluyole Warriors of Ibadan and completed its ambition of returning to the premier league with a 77-59 points win over the Defenders of Abuja who also got a slot in the premier league.

Customs who will campaign in the Atlantic conference replaces demoted Delta Force basketball club of Asaba while Defenders of Abuja will take the place of relegated Plateau Peaks basketball club of Jos in the Savannah conference of 2011/2012 season of the DStv Premier League.

An elated Coach Abbah said shortly after the win over Defenders that the entire management of the NCS is happy that the team fought its way back to the top league.

Coach Abbah led other coaches and players of the victorious Customs to present the giant trophy it won to the Assistant Comptroller General, Musa Tahir on Monday at the NCS headquarters in Abuja.

Customs now increase the number of Lagos-based Atlantic conference teams to seven, others in the conference include Union Bank, Comets, Dodan Warriors, Police Baton, Islanders and Chariots while league champion Royal Hoopers basketball club of Port Harcourt remains the only side in the conference that is based outside Lagos.

And in the Savannah conference Defenders join the likes of Kano Pillars and Immigration of Kano, Kada Stars of Kaduna, Bauchi Nets and Yelwa Hawks of Bauchi, Tapgun Rockets of Jos and Niger Potters of Minna.



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  NORWAY   


Pavlovic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
-year old guard Mladen Pavlovic (193-G) put on an amazing game in the last round for Gimle BBK and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Langhus (#8, 0-11) with 36-point margin 102-66. Gimle BBK maintains the 4th position in league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Gimle BBK will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. In the team's last game Pavlovic had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Gimle BBK's top player in his first season with the team. Mladen Pavlovic averages this season 14.0ppg and 5.7rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Avery Dukes (203-F, agency: Warren Sports International). He is American forward in his first season at Gimle BBK. In the last game Dukes recorded impressive double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds. Of course together with Pavlovic he helped Gimle BBK with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Ammerud Bskt (#7, 1-8) 90-55. Gimle BBK's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 6-4 record is not bad at all. Dukes is a newcomer at Gimle BBK and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Peter Bullock (198-F/C-82) of league's leader Froya Basket. Bullock scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Froya Basket, leading his team to a 86-78 win against #3 ranked Asker Aliens in a game of the week. Froya Basket confirms their top position in the standings Bullock has a great season in Norway. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.4ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 8.3rpg (5th best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 60.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Crouch (G-86) of Langhus - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Anders Stien (195-G-90) of Gimle BBK - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Cooper Land (203-F-88) of Asker Aliens - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Anthony Lee-Ingram (198-F) of Asker Aliens - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Edmunds Gabrans (190-G-79) of Froya Basket - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Anders Stien (195-G-90) of Gimle BBK - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Reno Silavs (180-G-91) of Froya Basket - 24 points and 3 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 - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Froya Basket 8-1 
 2. Baerum Basket 7-1 
 3. Asker Aliens 7-3 
 4. Gimle BBK 6-4 
 5. Tromso 4-4 
 6. Centrum 4-5 
 7. Ammerud Bskt 1-8 
 8. Langhus 0-11 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker22.7 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.22.6 
 3. Karlsen, Centrum20.5 
 4. Westerlund, Ammeru.19.9 
 5. Sahlertz, Tromso19.3 
 6. Land, Asker Aliens19.0 
 7. Stien, Gimle BBK17.8 
 8. Bullock, Froya B.16.4 
 9. Kombat, Froya B.16.3 
 10. Oatis, Baerum B.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker11.4 
 2. Oatis, Baerum B.9.5 
 3. Land, Asker Aliens8.9 
 4. Byerson, Tromso8.3 
 5. Bullock, Froya B.8.3 
 6. Ferranti, Baerum B.8.1 
 7. Karlsen, Centrum7.8 
 8. Hagen, Ammerud7.3 
 9. Kombat, Froya B.6.7 
 10. Stien, Gimle BBK6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Issalhi, Tromso5.9 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.5.3 
 3. Mahnin, Centrum4.8 
 4. Randolph, Langhus4.3 
 5. Gabrans, Froya B.4.2 
 6. Midtvedt, Asker A.3.9 
 7. Stien, Asker Aliens3.9 
 8. Mjos, Baerum B.3.5 
 9. Okoroafor, Ammerud3.5 
 10. Byerson, Tromso3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Issalhi, Tromso2.6 
 2. Bullock, Froya B.2.3 
 3. Sumskis, Gimle BBK2.0 
 4. Westerlund, Ammeru.2.0 
 5. Silavs, Froya B.1.9 
 6. Mjos, Baerum B.1.9 
 7. Pavlovic, Gimle B.1.9 
 8. Hagen, Ammerud1.7 
 9. Elsafadi, Froya B.1.7 
 10. Sahlertz, Tromso1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum B.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Oatis, Baerum B.3.3 
 2. Sjostrom, Baerum B.1.4 
 3. Nyborg, Centrum1.0 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Asker1.0 
 5. Hagen, Ammerud0.8 
 6. Byerson, Tromso0.7 
 7. Sikander, Ammerud0.6 
 8. Sumskis, Gimle BBK0.6 
 9. Bullock, Froya B.0.6 
 10. Mjos, Baerum B.0.5 


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Roundup: November 16-20, 2011 - by Enzo Flojo
TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over SHOPINAS.COM CLICKERS, 96-83
Jason Castro took the lead role for undermanned Talk N Text and played his part so well as the
Tropang Texters waylaid Shopinas.com for their fifth consecutive victory.

The league leaders separated from the Clickers in the second quarter with Castro anchoring a 23-4 blast in tandem with Japeth Aguilar as Talk N Text outscored Shopinas.com, 32-15, in the period and took a 51-32 lead at halftime.

Castro eventually finished with 17 points with 4 assists and got a lot of help from his
teammates. Aguilar backed him up with16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks while Harvey Carey was just as dominating with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Tropang Texters plastered
Shopinas.com, 61-53, off the boards. Ranidel de Ocampo also came off the bench and chipped in 10 points.

Jojo Duncil scored 16 on a 6-of-13 shooting for Shopinas.com. Elmer Espiritu and Paul Escobal had 13 apiece while James Sena grabbed 11 rebounds for the Clickers, who shot a woeful 34 percent for the game.

Talk N Text 96 - Castro 17, Aguilar 16, De Ocampo 10, Carey 10, Dillinger 8, Williams 8, Gamalinda 6, Oreta 5, Raymundo 4, Weinstein 4, Fonacier 4, Membrere 2, Lao 2.
Shopinas.com 83 - Duncil 16, Espiritu 13, Escobal 13, Jazul 7, Sena 6, Menor 6, Hubalde 5, Sison 4, Aquino 4, Ritualo 4, Daa 3, Mirza 2, Canlas 0.
QS: 19-17, 51-32, 76-52, 96-83

MERALCO BOLTS over POWERADE TIGERS, 98-96
Meralco relied on its defense, game-long brilliance by Gabby Espinas and late heroics by Mark
Cardona as it edged Powerade.

Espinas paced the Bolts with 25 points including a free throw that sealed it while Cardona had 18
Points. Cardona highlighted his performance with that baby hook he is known for with 12 seconds to go to help seal the deal and snare for Meralco its sixth win against four losses, which was good for solo fifth place.

Powerade built on a strong second quarter attack with a bigger third quarter explosion, outscoring Meralco again, 36-27, to seize an 84-79 lead going into the final 12 minutes of play.

Meralco 98 - Espinas 25, Cardona 18, Taulava 12, Mercado 11, Lanete 8, Borboran 7, Yee 6, Macapagal 4, Timberlake 3, Omolon 2, Hugnatan 2, Ballesteros 0, Isip 0.
Powerade 96 - David 26, Kramer 17, Casio 14, Crisano 11, Lassiter 8, Lingganay 7, Calimag 6, Adducul 4, Cruz 3, Martinez 0, Vanlandingham 0, Allera 0, Antonio 0.
QS: 23-17, 52-48, 79-84, 98-86

PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS over BARAKO BULL ENERGY, 75-66
Dennis Miranda came through when his team needed it most as Petron Blaze survived Barako Bull's upset try and hang on to a victory that solidified it at third place.

Miranda poured in 10 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter including nine in a long stretch that saw the Boosters turning a 54-59 deficit to a commanding 75-64 bulge that resulted in their fourth win in a row and seventh overall against three losses.

Arwind Santos fired 15 points, 10 of which also came in the last canto, and spiked his solid effort
with his ninth double-double effort in the conference after plucking 14 rebounds while Lordy Tugade, back from a hand injury that sidelined him four months, chipped in 11 markers to help in the cause.

The Energy, who were led by Willie Miller and Dorian Pena's 16 points each, fell to their fourth
defeat against five wins. It was also Barako Bulls first back-to-back defeats in the conference
as it also lost to Rain or Shine 93-82 last Nov. 11.

Petron Blaze 75 - Miranda 21, Santos 15, Tugade 11, Cabagnot 8, Ildefonso 8, Baclao 4, Guevarra 4, Reyes 2, Yeo 2, Agustin 0, Sharma 0
Barako Bull 66 - Miller 16, Pena 16, Pennisi 12, Allado 9, Najorda 4, Salvador 4, Arboleda 3, Seigle 2, Ababou 0, Artadi 0, Salvacion 0
QS: 12-18, 35-33, 51-52, 75-66

ALASKA ACES over POWERADE TIGERS, 121-111
Alaska Milk relied on LA Tenorio's fourth quarter heroics and strong offensive efforts from Tony dela Cruz and rookie Mac Baracael as it repulsed Powerade to remain in the playoff hunt.

Tenorio erupted for 13 of his 23 points, dela Cruz had his best game in a long while and Baracael
had a career best 22-point effort as the Aces nailed their second win in nine outings to stay alive
in the race for the eighth and last playoff berth.

JV Casio, this year's top rookie overall pick, came through with career highs 26 points and 11
assists as well as fellow neophyte and former Smart Gilas teammate Marcio Lassiter, who fired a
personal PBA best 25 .

Alaska 121 - Tenorio 23, Dela Cruz 23, Baracael 22, Thoss 18, Reyes 8, Salamat 7, Custodio 7, Baguio 7, Eman 4, Bugia 2.
Powerade 111 - Casio 26, Lassiter 25, David 20, Kramer 12, Cruz 6, Antonio 6, Adducul 4, Crisano 4, Martinez 3, Calimag 3, Anthony 2, Vanlandingham 0, Allera 0.
QS: 25-23, 57-45, 89-79, 121-111

TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS, 106-104
There are some doubters as to the ability of Jayson Castro to carry Talk N Text in the absence of fallen starting guards Jimmy Alapag and Ryan Reyes. On Saturday, the player everybody calls The Blur proved them wrong. With the game on the line, the lightning-quick Castro made one huge basket after the other in late regulation and in overtime as the Tropang Texters turned back the stubborn Rain or Shine Elasto Painters to remain on top in the PBA Philippine.

Playing before a jam-packed weekend crowd headed by Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno, Castro erupted for nine of his 21 points in OT, which he highlighted with a layup he launched amid heavy traffic that sealed it for Talk N Text.

Rain or Shine drew scoring from equal sources as six of its players finished in double figures
headed by Jervy Cruz's 16 points and Ryan Arana's 15. RoS rookie sensation Paul Lee tallied 11 points including one monster pull up jumper that gave the Elasto Painters a 93-91 lead with 16 seconds left in regulation before Castro knotted it and forced extra time.

Ranidel de Ocampo actually led all scorers with 27 points but he fell to cramps late in regulation
paving the way for Castro to take over.

Talk N Text 106 - De Ocampo 27, Castro 21, Williams 12, Aguilar 12, Dillinger 11, Carey 9, Fonacier 7, Gamalinda 4,Weinstein 3, Raymundo 0, Alvarez 0, Lao 0.
Rain or Shine 104 - Cruz 16, Arana 15, Belga 13, Chan 13, Buenafe 12, Lee 11, Rodriguez 9, Quinahan 8, Norwood 4, Ibanes 3, Matias 0.
QS: 24-30, 45-48, 70-74, 93, 106-104

ALASKA ACES over SHOPINAS.COM, 86-80
Alaska Milk used its height and heft advantage to neutralize Shopinas.com's speed and sweet-shooting and eke out a victory for their first back-to-back .

The bullish duo of Sonny Thoss and Jay-R Reyes asserted their inside might and conspired for 28 points, 25 rebounds, 9 assists and 7 blocks in helping the Aces nail their second victory in
a row and third overall in 10 outings.

RJ Jazul, a former Smart-Gilas player, was blowtorching the Aces all game long as he exploded with a career-high 24 points he laced with six three-pointers while Jojo Duncil got the rest of the job done with 13 points, 6 rebounds and a personal-high 8 assists.

But the Clickers just didn't have enough firepower and solid interior defense to stop the taller and
bigger Aces in falling to their 11th straight loss in as many outings that tied the third all-time
longest losing skid in a conference alongside Welcoat, which had the ignominy of doing that four
seasons ago.

Alaska 86 - Thoss 15, Reyes 13, Baguio 12, Custodio 10, Dela Cruz 9, Baracael 8, Tenorio 8, Salamat 4, Bugia 4, Eman 3
Shopinas.com 80 - Jazul 24,Duncil 13, Sena 8, Hubalde 8, Sison 7, Espiritu 7, Escobal 6, Ritualo 3, Mirza 2, Daa 2, Menor 0, Aquino 0, Se 0.

B-MEG LLAMADOS over BGY. GINEBRA KINGS, 88-76
B-Meg went to other sources when James Yap struggled as it turned back a feisty Brgy. Ginebra, to improve to a share of fourth with Meralco in the PBA Philippine.

Yap ended up leading five other teammates with double-digit scores with 17 points, but it was the uncanny tandem of Marc Pingris and Roger Yap who came through in the clutch, firing six points apiece in the crucial stretch to help seal it for the Llamados.

It was B-Meg's fourth straight victory and sixth overall to jump to a joint No. 4 with the Bolts and just a full game behind the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and Petron Blaze Boosters, who are jammed at No. 2 on 7-3 cards.

Lightning-quick rookie Mark Barroca continued to impress and wound up with 14 points he topped with 5 boards, 3 assists and a steal while Simon, Josh Urbiztondo, Pingris and Kerby Raymundo chipped in 12, 10, 10 and 10 points, respectively.

The Kings, who were spearheaded by Jay Jay Helterbrand's 17 points, had all the chances of snatching the win, but didn't have enough left in the tank in the stretch to fall to their fifth defeat against four wins that was good for No. 7.

B-Meg 88 - J. Yap 17, Barroca 14, Simon 12, Urbiztondo 10, Pingris 10, Raymundo 10, Yap R. 7, De Vance 5, Reavis 3, De Ocampo 0.
Ginebra 76 - Helterbrand 17, Villanueva 13, Intal 10, Wilson W. 10, Cortez 10, Caguioa 6, Mamaril 4, Canaleta 3, Maierhofer 2, Wilson J. 1, Labgala 0, Tubid 0.
QS: 24-19, 44-38, 61-55, 88-76

Text was compiled and compressed from PBA.ph



PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. David, Powerade T.20.9 
 2. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 3. Santos, Petron B.18.3 
 4. Yap, B-Meg Llam.18.1 
 5. Lutz, Petron Blaze18.0 
 6. Seigle, Air21 Expr.16.5 
 7. Thoss, Alaska Aces16.3 
 8. Chan, Rain or Shine16.3 
 9. Cardona, Meralco15.7 
 10. Castro, Talk N T.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Santos, Petron B.13.8 
 2. Kramer, Powerade.11.3 
 3. Carey, Talk N Text10.3 
 4. Reyes, Alaska Aces10.3 
 5. Espinas, Meralco9.9 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text9.8 
 7. Taulava, Meralco9.1 
 8. Thoss, Alaska Aces8.9 
 9. Sena, Shopinas.8.9 
 10. Williams, Talk N.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  Petron B.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Cabagnot, Petron7.2 
 2. Castro, Talk N Te.5.8 
 3. Casio, Powerade T.5.3 
 4. Lee, Rain or Shine5.0 
 5. Tenorio, Alaska A.5.0 
 6. Lanete, Meralco4.4 
 7. Miller, Barako Bull4.3 
 8. Mercado, Meralco4.2 
 9. Lutz, Petron Blaze4.0 
 10. Bangura, Air21 E.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze2.3 
 2. Lassiter, Powerade.1.6 
 3. Miller, Barako Bull1.6 
 4. Cardona, Meralco1.5 
 5. Baguio, Alaska Ac.1.5 
 6. Castro, Talk N Te.1.4 
 7. Cabagnot, Petron1.4 
 8. Bangura, Air21 E.1.4 
 9. Arboleda, Barako B.1.4 
 10. Arboleda, Air21 E.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Talk N.
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Aguilar, Talk N.2.6 
 2. Santos, Petron B.1.7 
 3. Peek, Talk N Text1.5 
 4. Quinahan, Rain o.1.5 
 5. Baclao, Petron B.1.4 
 6. Williams, Talk N.1.3 
 7. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 8. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.1 
 9. Reyes, Alaska Aces1.1 
 10. Espinas, Meralco1.1 


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Talk N Text 8-1 
 2. Petron Blaze 7-3 
 3. Rain or Shine 7-3 
 4. B-Meg Llam. 6-4 
 5. Meralco Bolts 6-4 
 6. Barako Bull 5-4 
 7. Ginebra Kings 4-5 
 8. Powerade T. 3-7 
 9. Alaska Aces 3-7 
 10. Shopinas.com C. 0-11 


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  POLAND   


Marcin Gortat close to signing with Turkish team Besiktas - by Eurobasket News
The NBA lockout keeps plodding along with fewer and fewer signs of resolution any time soon. Some NBA players are looking for employment elsewhere until play resumes. Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat (7'0''-C-84) is one of those players being courted by a professional basketball team from abroad.

According to the Turkish NTV Spor, Gortat is close to signing with Turkish professional team Besiktas Milangaz. Gortat, a native of Poland, averaged 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 2010-2011. Besiktas Milanganz has been trying to lure several other NBA stars to play with Deron Williams, but it appears Gortat will be the one joining up.

Ironically, one reason cited for the team settling on Gortat instead of Carlos Boozer or Luol Deng was lower insurance costs on his remaining NBA contract. Gortat was unable to play for his Polish National team back in August due to the unavailability of an insurance policy to cover him.

It would seem, the insurance companies have figured out the mechanics of such policies and now can benefit from the NBA lockout.

Gortat came to the Suns in December 2010 as part of the Vince Carter deal, and was originally drafted by Phoenix in the second round in 2005. The move to a Turkish team wouldn't be much of a stretch for the European-born center, who played international basketball professionally from 2002-2007.

Courtesy of http://arizona.sbnation.com


EuroCup: PGE Turow edge Dexia Mons-Hainaut by one - by Eurobasket News
PGE Turow - Dexia 67:66

PGE Turow escaped with a narrow come-from-behind win over Dexia in the second round of EuroCup regular season. The Polish team trailed by 8 points heading into the fourth term but went on a 19:10 run to sneak past the Belgian visitors. Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up with 18 points to pace PGE Turow to the first win in Group H. Dexia on the other hand suffered the second consecutive loss at the tournament.
PGE Turow ensured a brave start to the game. The Polish team looked unwelcoming in the opening period taking a 9-point advantage 25:16. Dexia reacted in the second term cutting the deficit to 3 points 37:40. Dexia erased the deficit and pulled in front in the third quarter. The Belgian team held their opponents to 8 points and posted a 56:48 lead with one quarter to go. But PGE Turow found the way out. They denied the deficit and eventually stole a valuable win at the end. David Jackson (193-G-86, college: W.Illinois) and John Edwards (213-C-81, college: Kent St.) produced 11 points each in the victory. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) answered with 14 points for Dexia. A.J. Slaughter (191-G-87, college: W.Kentucky) had 12 points in the loss.

PGE Turow: Daniel Kickert 18, David Jackson 11, John Edwards 11
Dexia: Quincy Taylor 14, A.J. Slaughter 12


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - Proliga
Proliga r Standings
 1. Alges 5-0 
 2. Galitos-Tley 4-1 
 3. Illiabum 4-1 
 4. Oliveirense 4-1 
 5. Sangalhos 3-2 
 6. Angra 2-3 
 7. Fisica 2-3 
 8. Electrico FC 2-3 
 9. Guifoes 1-4 
 10. Gaeirense 1-4 
 11. Maia Basket 1-4 
 12. Povoa 1-4 


Gregory Stempin gets MVP of the Week award for LPB - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Porto Ferpinta and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 32-year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Sampaense (#9, 2-4) 85-75. Porto Ferpinta maintains the 2nd position in Portuguese LPB. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Porto Ferpinta already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Stempin had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Porto Ferpinta, through which he has constantly improved. The University of Toledo graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stempin is in league's top in points (4th best: 20.2ppg), rebounds (5th best: 10.6rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 59.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old former international guard Mario Fernandes (176-G-82, agency: Duran International) of CAB Madeira. Fernandes impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists. Of course CAB Madeira cruised to a 72-65 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Lusitania (#4, 3-1). This victory allowed CAB Madeira 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. Fernandes is one of the most experienced players at CAB Madeira and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Brian Addison (205-F-87) of Sampaense (#9). Addison scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Addison's great performance Sampaense lost 75-85 to the league's current leader Porto Ferpinta (#2, 5-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Sampaense not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Addison could try to bring Sampaense's a little bit higher in the standings. Addison has individually a great season in Portugal. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (8th best). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 57.8%. Addison attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Durrell Nevels (198-F-86) of Terceira Basket - 23 points and 8 rebounds
5. Joao Balseiro (192-F-87) of Sampaense - 32 points and 3 rebounds
6. Delano Thomas (203-F-81) of Academica - 23 points and 8 rebounds
7. Christopher Lee (206-C-84) of Ovarense - 18 points and 7 rebounds
8. Richard Oruche (191-G-87) of Academica - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Sergio Ramos (200-F-75) of Benfica - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Augusto Matos (186-G-90) of Barcelos - 22 points and 4 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)


Deantre Jefferson gets MVP of the Week award for Proliga - by Eurobasket News
American Deantre Jefferson (203-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Oliveirense and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Proliga Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 23-year old forward had a double-double of 12 points and twenty four rebounds, while his team beat Guifoes (#9, 1-4) 66-60. Oliveirense maintains the 4th position in Portuguese Proliga. They are still close to the very top. Oliveirense would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Jefferson turned to be Oliveirense's top player in his first season with the team. Univ.of Tennessee - Chattanooga graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jefferson leads league in rebounds with 14.8rpg. Jefferson is in league's top in and averages solid 2.2spg and 54.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American guard Drew Gibson (188-G-85) of Angra. Gibson impressed basketball fans with 31 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Angra cruised to a 78-70 relatively comfortable win over Fisica (2-3). This victory allowed Angra to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Gibson is a newcomer at Angra and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.2ppg (#4). He also recorded 4.6 assists per game. Wofford College alumni Gibson played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was Cape Verdean swingman Mario Neves (190-G/F-77) of Electrico FC (#8). Neves scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Neves' great performance Electrico FC lost 59-64 to the lower-ranked Maia Basket (#11, 1-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Electrico FC 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, Neves could help Electrico FC to bring them higher in the standings. Neves has a great season in Portugal. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.8rpg (2nd best). Mario Neves has also Portuguese passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sergio Correia (197-F-85) of Alges - 28 points and 9 rebounds
5. Josimar Cardoso (201-F-87) of Fisica - 20 points and 10 rebounds
6. Jose Almeida (199-F-86) of Guifoes - 21 points and 10 rebounds
7. Kevin Jolley (197-F-82) of Povoa - 14 points and 15 rebounds
8. Antonio Pires (185-G-86) of Alges - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Emanuel Silva (188-G/F-79) of Sangalhos - 20 points and 10 rebounds
10. Nuno Freitas (180-G-81) of Oliveirense - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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David Steffel gets MVP of the Week - by Eurobasket News
Czech Republic David Steffel (212-C/F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Rovinari and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 26-year old had a double-double of 21 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out U.Mobitel.CN (#6, 6-3) in overtime 92-89. Thanks to this victory Rovinari moved-up to the 11th position in the Romanian Div.A. Rovinari 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 4-5 record. Steffel turned to be Rovinari's top player in his first season with the team. David Steffel averages this season 14.6ppg and 6.7rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American forward Allen Durham (198-F-88) of Dinamo B.. Durham impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Dinamo B. cruised to a 74-64 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Targu Mures (#5, 6-3). This victory allowed Dinamo B. to move up to 10th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-5 record. Durham is a newcomer at Dinamo B. 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 22.8ppg (#2). He also registered 14.8 boards per game. Grace Bible College alumni Durham played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was Canadian swingman Stephen Ross (201-G/F-80, agency: Court Side) of Craiova (#9). Ross got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . Despite Ross' great performance Craiova lost 76-87 to the higher-ranked CSU Sibiu (#3, 7-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Craiova ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 5 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ross could help Craiova to bring them higher in the standings. Ross has a great season in Romania. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 9.1rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Damien Kinloch (203-F-80) of Pitesti - 18 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Joshua Brown (187-G-88) of Dinamo B. - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Louis Darby (196-G-84) of Rovinari - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Virgil Stanescu (208-C/F-77) of Targu Mures - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Catalin Burlacu (210-C-77) of Ploiesti - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Dominique Archie (200-F-87) of Timisoara - 16 points and 13 rebounds
10. Kyndall Dykes (190-G/F-87) of U.Mobitel.CN - 22 points, 8 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)


EuroChallenge: CSU Mobitelco surprise Enisey in Krasnoyarsk - by Eurobasket News
Enisey - CSU Mobitelco 73:81

CSU Mobitelco claimed the first win in EuroChallenge regular season. They knocked down Enisey in Russia to improve at 1-2 record in Group E. Enisey fell at 1-2 record in the ladder. Vladimir Mijovic (207-F-84) scored 24 points to pace the winners.
Enisey stayed confident in the opening frame. They recorded a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. But CSU Mobitelco erased the deficit in the second term. The Romanian team drew things level at halftime 37:37. Silvasan put CSU Mobitelco in front early in the second half. The hosts surged ahead and registered a 47:42 lead midway through the third period. But CSU Mobitelco capped the quarter strongly and ensured a 63:59 lead with ten minutes remaining. Enisey returned the lead midway through the final quarter but CSU Mobitelco went on a 12:1 run to secure a 78:70 advantage with 2 minutes remaining. The visitors never looked back afterwards. Kyndall Dykes (190-G/F-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: New Orleans) provided 19 points, while Tyler Morris (187-G-86, college: Boston U.) added 14 points in the victory. Lonny Baxter (204-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) responded with 23 points for Enisey. Sergey Toporov (197-F-81) had 14 points in the loss.

Enisey: Lonny Baxter 23, Sergey Toporov 14
CSU Mobitelco: Vladimir Mijovic 24, Kyndall Dykes 19, Tyler Morris 14


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EuroCup: Spartak handle Benetton in Treviso - by Eurobasket News
Benetton - Spartak SP 78:87

Spartak Saint Petersburg continued their winning march in EuroCup season. They outscored Benetton in Treviso tonight to stay undefeated in Group G. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (208-C-84) nailed 21 points to lead the winners. Benetton in the meantime suffered the second loss in a row.
Spartak Saint Petersburg got to a quick start. The visitors jumped to a 17:11 lead after ten minutes of action. The Russian team continued to get away in the second period. They established a comprehensive 41:22 halftime lead. Benetton stopped the rot in the third term. The Italian team showed character trimming the distance to 13 points with one quarter remaining. The hosts got within single digits late in regulation but Spartak stayed calm and easily rallied to the victory at the end. Valery Likhodey (205-F-86) notched 15 points, while Yotam Halperin (196-G-84) added 14 points in the winning effort. Jeff Adrien (201-F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Connecticut) answered with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Benetton. E'Twaun Moore (192-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) chipped in 19 points in the loss.

Benetton: Jeff Adrien 22+10 boards, E'Twaun Moore 19
Spartak SP: Loukas Mavrokefalidis 21, Valery Likhodey 15, Yotam Halperin 14


EuroCup: Lokomotiv edge Banvit for opening win in EuroCup regular season - by Eurobasket News
Lokomotiv Kuban - Banvit 75:67

Lokomotiv Kuban opened win count at EuroCup regular season. They knocked down Banvit at home court to improve at 1-1 record. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) stepped up with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the charge. Banvit fell at 1-1 record after the loss.
Lokomotiv grabbed the initiative early in the game. They secured a 22:15 advantage at the first break. Lokomotiv maintained the pressure in the second stanza. They secured a 9-point buffer at the interval. But Banvit bounced back in the third term. The Turkish team erased the bigger part of the deficit trailing by a single point at the final break 58:59. Lokomotiv responded with a stifling defence in the final period limiting Banvit to 9 points and escaping with a tough win at the end. Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.) scored 13 points, while Maksim Sheleketo (204-F-87) added 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Charles Davis (202-F-84, college: Alabama) answered with 15 points for Banvit. Baris Ermis (194-G-85) netted 14 points in defeat.

Lokomotiv Kuban: Jeremiah Massey 22+12 boards, Roderick Blakney 13, Maksim Sheleketo 11
Banvit: Charles Davis 15, Baris Ermis 14


EuroChallenge: Triumph conquer Group F - by Eurobasket News
Triumph Lyubertsy-Olin Edirne 70:61

Triumph conquer Group F as they improved to 3-0 record. The Russian team kept Olin Edirne winless after 70:61 in the start of Day 3.
Ogun Sevinc (198-F/G-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) opened the game with two three-pointers and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) brought 10:4. The hosts however managed to tie the game at the end of the first period and closed it at 16:16. Sergey Karasev (200-F-93) made last four points in the first half for the home side to give them 34:28 at the halftime. A jumper by Kyle Landry (207-C/F-86, college: N.Arizona) after the restart and then back-to-back jump shots from Sergey Karasev stretched the advantage to 40:28. It was the key moment in the game after which the Russian team celebrated the third victory.
Sergey Karasev top-scored for the winners with 21 points to keep them perfect in the group. Kyle Landry nailed 16 and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90) added 11. Vladimir Stimac ended up with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Ogun Sevinc , Wesley Wilkinson (207-F-84, college: Nebraska) and Reha Oz (200-F-78) each scored 9.

Triumph Lyubertsy: Sergey Karasev 21, Kyle Landry 16, Evgeny Valiev 11
Olin Edirne: Vladimir Stimac 18+10 rebs, Ogun Sevinc 9, Wesley Wilkinson 9, Reha Oz 9


EuroChallenge: CSU Mobitelco surprise Enisey in Krasnoyarsk - by Eurobasket News
Enisey - CSU Mobitelco 73:81

CSU Mobitelco claimed the first win in EuroChallenge regular season. They knocked down Enisey in Russia to improve at 1-2 record in Group E. Enisey fell at 1-2 record in the ladder. Vladimir Mijovic (207-F-84) scored 24 points to pace the winners.
Enisey stayed confident in the opening frame. They recorded a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. But CSU Mobitelco erased the deficit in the second term. The Romanian team drew things level at halftime 37:37. Silvasan put CSU Mobitelco in front early in the second half. The hosts surged ahead and registered a 47:42 lead midway through the third period. But CSU Mobitelco capped the quarter strongly and ensured a 63:59 lead with ten minutes remaining. Enisey returned the lead midway through the final quarter but CSU Mobitelco went on a 12:1 run to secure a 78:70 advantage with 2 minutes remaining. The visitors never looked back afterwards. Kyndall Dykes (190-G/F-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: New Orleans) provided 19 points, while Tyler Morris (187-G-86, college: Boston U.) added 14 points in the victory. Lonny Baxter (204-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) responded with 23 points for Enisey. Sergey Toporov (197-F-81) had 14 points in the loss.

Enisey: Lonny Baxter 23, Sergey Toporov 14
CSU Mobitelco: Vladimir Mijovic 24, Kyndall Dykes 19, Tyler Morris 14


EuroCup: Khimky leave no chance for VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News
Khimky - VEF Riga 90:70

Khimky earned the second straight win at the start of EuroCup regular season. They trounced visiting VEF Riga. Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) and Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) scored 11 points each to pace the winners.
Khimky knocked down 26 points in the opening frame to take a 6-point lead. VEF Riga however matched the tempo in the second term. The teams stayed close trading the baskets. Khimky ensured a 7-point halftime advantage 51:44. Khimky cleared off in the third quarter. They limited VEF Riga to just 12 points in it and entered the final frame up by as many as 16 points 72:56. BC Khimky never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Sergey Monya (203-F-83) and Zoran Planinic (199-G-82) chipped in 10 points each for the hosts. Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) responded with 18 points for VEF Riga. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss.

Khimky: Vitaly Fridzon 11, Kresimir Loncar 11, Sergey Monya 10, Zoran Planinic 10
VEF Riga: Courtney Sims 18, Kristaps Janicenoks 15


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Malick Badiane signs with Nantes - by Eurobasket News
Malick Badiane (211-F/C-84) is a new member of Nantes. The Senegalese big guy penned a deal for rest of the season. He spent the last one with Boulazac. Badiane appeared 32 times in ProB with them averaging 9.2 points and 8 rebounds. Before Boulazac, he spent one year with Nanterre. He helped them reach ProB Semifinals. Badiane had 8.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg for 21 games. The player also has experience from Dijon, Paris Basket Racing, Anaheim Arsenal (NBA D-League) and Frankfurt (Germany). Malik Badiane is active member of the Senegalese NT. He was named Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team -11. For 6 games at this event he had 8.8 ppg, 11 rpg and 1.2 bpg.

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Ivan Zigeranovic number one in A League for round 8 - by Eurobasket News
Center Ivan Zigeranovic (212-C-84, agency: BeoExcell) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Borac, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Proleter Naftagas (#13, 1-7) with 17-point margin 81-64. Borac is placed at 6th position in A League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Borac will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Zigeranovic turned to be Borac's top player in his first season with the team. Ivan Zigeranovic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 21.8ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 8.9rpg) and averages impressive 1.9bpg and 68.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old Slobodan Bozovic (207-F/C-79, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) of Sloga. Bozovic had a very good evening with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Sloga cruised to a 88-76 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked OKK Beograd (#9, 3-2). Sloga's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 6-2 record is not bad at all. Bozovic is a newcomer at Sloga, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.3ppg (#5). He also registered 5.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) of Mega Vizura (#3). Milisavljevic scored 24 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Mega Vizura, leading his team to a 79-72 win against Napredak (#14, 0-8). Mega Vizura needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Milisavljevic has a very solid season. In 8 games in Serbia he scored 24.0ppg. He also has 5.4apg, FGP: 57.4% and 3PT: 41.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Davor Perak (198-G-83) of Tamis - 30 points and 5 rebounds
5. Zoran Majkic (207-C-78) of Proleter Naftagas - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Aco Mandic (204-C/F-84) of Napredak - 25 points and 6 rebounds
7. Dragan Zekovic (210-F/C-87) of Vojvodina - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Strahinja Milosevic (203-F-85) of Vojvodina - 15 points and 10 rebounds
9. Marko Popovic (193-G-84) of Sloga - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Stefan Jovic (190-G-90) of Sloga - 16 points, 5 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)


Zeleznicar Indjija hires new Head Coach - by Eurobasket News
Zeleznicar Indjija announced that Ivan Smiljanic is no longer Head Coach of the team. The Serbian outfit thanked Smiljanic for his service after their bad start in A League. Zeleznicar is currently No.11 in the league with 2-5 record. The Indjija team immediately hired Ivica Mavrenski as new Head Coach. Mavrenski most recently worked in Hungary. He led PVSK Pannonpower Pecs at the beginning of the last season, but he spent just few months there. In 2008/09, Ivica Mavrenski coached Czech BK Prostejov and Serbian Vizura. A year before that he worked with Vojvodina Srbijagas. Ivica Mavrenski was a pro basketball player. He will made debut at Zeleznicar bench next weekend against Radnicki.

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EuroChallenge: Fuenlabrada keep Nitra winless - by Eurobasket News
Nitra- Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 75:86

Fuenlabrada keep Nitra winless in EuroChallenge. The Spanish Baloncesto Fuenlabrada improved to 2-1 record after 86:75 on Tuesday after trip trip to Slovakia.
The game was mostly controlled by Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. Nitra was better in second period 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin) who scored 22 points. Mouhamed Sene chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Robert Vaden (196-G/F-85, college: UAB) who recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds and center Branislav Tomek (205-C-83) added 18 points respectively.
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada will face Norrkoping Dolphins in Norrkoping in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Nitra will play on the road against the league's leader EWE Baskets in Oldenburg and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Nitra: Robert Vaden 20, Branislav Tomek 18, Denis Clemente (185-PG-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Kansas St.) 11, Ater Majok (208-F-87, college: Connecticut) 9
Fuenlabrada: Kirk Penney 22, Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, agency: Duran International, college: San Jose St.) 10, Mouhamed Sene 10, Lubos Barton (202-F/G-80, college: Valparaiso) 9, Ferran Lavina (192-G-77, agency: Court Side) 9



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EuroCup: Krka thump Le Mans in France - by Eurobasket News
Le Mans - Krka 65:84

Krka earned the first win in EuroCup season. The Slovenian powerhouse toppled Le Mans on the road to improve at 1-1 record in Group F. Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova) nailed 23 points to lead the effort. Le Mans slipped at 0-2 record following the loss.
Krka proved their strength in the first ten minutes. The Slovenian team went on a 24:14 run to clear off. Le Mans got closer in the second quarter. The hosts narrowed the deficit to 7 points 35:42. But Krka were back in the driver's seat in the third frame. They outscored the home team to take a 63:49 advantage into the final quarter. Krka unloaded 21 points in the final period keeping the French team at bay. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, college: S.Florida) provided 17 points, while Jerome Jordan (213-C-86, college: Tulsa) netted 12 points and 6 boards for the winners. William Coleman (206-F-88, college: Memphis) responded with 11 points for Le Mans. Joao Paulo Batista (207-F/C-81, college: Gonzaga) finished with 10 points in the loss.

Le Mans: William Coleman 12, Joao Paulo Batista 10
Krka: Allan Ray 23, Jimmy Baxter 17, Jerome Jordan 12


Elektra shocks Zlatorog - by Zeljko Zule
A few days after the big win against Partizan in Adriatic League, Zlatorog was defeated by Elektra, 62-64, in the game of domestic Telemach League. The game saw just 6 lead changes, but the largest lead of either teams was 7 points. Zlatorog lead 60-58 with 1:40 remaining, but Dorde Lelic (197-F-89) hit 3-pointer, putting Elektra ahed 63-60 with 0:48 into the game. Vladimir Panic made a lay-up and rebounded his own missed additional free throw. Simo Atanackovic lost the ball and Zlatorog fouled Dorde Lelic who made just second free throw just 0:12 into game. Daniel Vujasinovic then missed potential game-tying layup. Salih Nuhanovic, former Zlatorog's player, scored 19 points for Elektra, Ziga Zagorc added 13 points, Mensud Julevic came off the bench for 11 points and Dorde Lelic had 10 points. Zlatorog was led by Vladimir Panic and his 16 points and Darko Cohadarevic posted 10 points.


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Zlatorog
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Panic, Zlatorog17.7 
 2. Rizvic, Parklji16.7 
 3. Maric, Sentjur16.5 
 4. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.15.7 
 5. Nelson, Sentjur15.3 
 6. Djugum, Geoplin15.2 
 7. Prepelic, Helios14.4 
 8. Rupnik, Geoplin13.5 
 9. Drzic, Sentjur13.5 
 10. Mahkovic, LTHcas.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milos MILJKOVIC
  Rogaska
  (204-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Miljkovic, Rogaska10.5 
 2. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.10.0 
 3. Rizvic, Parklji9.0 
 4. Djugum, Geoplin8.8 
 5. Nuhanovic, Elektra7.9 
 6. Nelson, Sentjur6.8 
 7. Mucic, Maribor6.8 
 8. Maric, Sentjur5.7