EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/30/2011

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
 1. Lynchburg L. 1-0 
Atlantic South
 1. Atlanta E. 2-0 
 2. Heartland H. 2-0 
 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 0-3 
California NW
 1. S.Francisco R. 2-0 
 2. Bay Area M. 2-1 
 3. Richmond R. 2-2 
 4. Seattle M. 1-0 
 5. Anchorage 0-0 
 6. California SK 0-0 
 7. Central Valley T. 0-0 
 8. Chico Rage 0-0 
 9. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 10. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 11. Modesto H. 0-0 
 12. Port City P. 0-0 
 13. Washington R. 0-0 
 14. Sacramento H. 0-3 
California South
 1. Arizona S. 7-1 
 2. San Diego Sol 3-1 
 3. LA Slam 0-0 
 4. Riverside R. 0-0 
 5. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 6. Las Vegas A. 0-2 
 7. San Diego S. 0-4 
Colonial
 1. NoVa Wonders 2-1 
 2. Richmond E. 2-2 
 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 2-0 
 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. 5-0 
 2. East Carolina T. 2-1 
 3. Athens R. 1-0 
 4. Myrtle B. 1-0 
 5. Tennessee MH 0-0 
 6. Carolina Ch. 0-2 
 7. Clarksville C. 0-2 
 8. Fayetteville F. 0-2 
 9. Carolina J. 0-3 
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. 0-2 
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. 6-0 
 2. Colorado C. 4-2 
 3. Crusaders 2-4 
 4. Wyoming R. 0-4 
South Central
 1. Conway C. 7-0 
 2. Bluff City R. 4-0 
 3. Nashville S. 2-0 
 4. St.Louis P. 0-0 
 5. Missouri R. 0-2 
 6. Delta S. 0-4 
 7. N.E. Arkansas 0-4 
South West
 1. North Dallas 3-0 
 2. Texas Fuel 3-1 
 3. Dallas Impact 1-0 
 4. Oklahoma 1-3 
 5. Houston R.S. 0-0 
 6. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 7. Team Havok 0-0 
 8. West Texas W. 0-1 


Giants and Slam still #1 and #2 in ABA Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association (ABA) has just its power rankings through the week of November 27th and the Jacksonville Giants and Los Angeles SLAM held onto the two top spots in spite of not having played a game. 'Our regular season officially begins next week,' stated ABA CEO Joe Newman . 'Jax and LA were the pre-season favorites, and though we have played over 50 games already, we're letting them hold their positions though both the Colorado Kings and the South Carolina Warriors have shown great strengths as have several other teams. We'll get a better picture after this weekend.'

1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Los Angeles SLAM
3. Colorado Kings
4. South Carolina Warriors
5. Memphis Bluff City Reign
6. Arizona Scorpions
7. Connecticut Topballerz
8. Carolina Cougars
9. Conway Cyclones
10. North Dallas Vandals
11. Gulf Coast Flash
12. Athens Razors
13. San Diego Sol
14. Carolina Cheetahs
15. Nashville SOUL
16. Central Valley Titans
17. Jersey Express
18. Chicago Steam
19. East Carolina Trojans
20. Milwaukee Blast
21. Richmond Rockets
22. Richmond Elite
23. Carolina Jaguars
24. T- Lynchburg Legends, Richmond Rockets
'And there ate at least six other teams that could well be in the top 24 and probably will be with a few more games under their belts,' added Newman. For more information, visit www.abalive.com Tickets for all ABA games are available on www.eventbrite.com



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  ACPBL   


Bad Boy Bombers Ready for season opener! - by Justin Moore
They are big, physical. fast, quick, athletic, experienced, and very talented. This describes the Beltway Bombers of the ACPBL. Add in that they are led by one the best pro coaches in the country, and that explains the swagger.


'The best place to be is when your hunted'. Bombers Owner and Head Coach Chaz Dudley added that 'expectations are always extremely high for the Bombers. We don't sneak up on anyone. Most teams know of our talent and winning resume. My players embrace that every team really wants to beat us; and we welcome that.

My teams always have a healthy confidence and swagger when we walk in a gym. We approach every game and opponent with the highest level of respect, attention, passion and effort'.


All of his star players share in that same mindset; G Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G, college: N.Carolina A&T) says 'with the amount of talent we have coming back, and with the players we signed, there are going to be a lot of difficult match-ups for opposing teams'.


F Jamaal Wise (6'5''-F-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Rhode Island) says that 'we are so deep at every position and have so much talent on both ends of the court'.


Newly added F Stacey Daniels said 'I'm happy to be able to add to the winning tradition Coach Chaz has built, and I intend to have a major impact this season'.


PG Joseph Flegler (6'0''-G-85, college: Savannah St.) feels that 'the bar has been set. 2nd place is not a winner, and nobody remembers 3rd place'.


'Our returning players bring all-star level talent, and our newly signed guys are beasts. I see us as a huge problem to match up against. G Darrian Lee adds; 'our entire organization is excited to get the season going on Dec 3rd'.


G/F Rogers Barnes (6'2''-G-86, college: Morgan St.) is 'excited to get to play with all these explosive weapons'.


F/C Johndre Jefferson (6'9''-F, college: S.Carolina) is 'happy to be joining an organization with elite talent and a long history and reputation of winning'.


F Chris Darnell (6'9''-F/C-86, college: William & Mary) knows that with all the guys returning, along with the new players, 'its going to be exciting to see how good we can be'.


Coach Chaz keeps it all in perspective. 'There are several teams in the ACPBL this season that have the talent and coaching to win it all. Everything now goes through the Tru Hope Trailblazers. They are the defending champs, have great talent, are a class organization, with an exceptional coach'. We always look forward to bumping against our division rival. Add in the Delaware Destroyers to our division, along with the Hartford Lightning and Garden State Rebels up North, and its gets nasty. Schedule, health of players, players showing up to games, and execution, will be that margin that separates each team.'


The ACPBL MVP and Player of the Year Hugh Jones (6'3''-F-80) simply said 'new season, new reason; champs'.


The Beltway Bombers ( www.beltwaybombersbasketball.net ) open up their 2011-2012 ACPBL season against the Bay Area Shuckers on Saturday, December 3rd at Riverdale Baptist High School on Largo Road in Upper Marlboro MD. Tip off is at 7:00pm





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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Adam Morrison leaves Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News
Adam Morrison (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) is no longer a member of Crvena Zvezda. The American scorer decided to use his NBA out option. Morrison joined Crvena Zvezda during the preseason and immediately became their best player. He averaged 17.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists for 7 Adriatic league games. Adam Morrison played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009/10 season. He had 2.5 ppg and 1.1 rpg for 33 NBA games. From 2006 to 2009 he was a member of the Charlotte Bobcats. He exploded in their first season together with 11.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.1 apg for 78 games. Adam Morrison is a product of Gonzaga University. He graduated there in 2006.

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.19.9 
 2. Pilepic, Siroki W.17.8 
 3. Vucevic, Buducnost17.6 
 4. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 5. Scott, Radnicki K.16.6 
 6. Kasun, KK.15.7 
 7. Morrison, Crvena Z.15.5 
 8. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 9. Simon, KK.14.9 
 10. Pasalic, Helios14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm13.1 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost10.0 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.4 
 4. Pasalic, Helios6.4 
 5. Kasun, KK.6.1 
 6. Pekovic, Partizan6.0 
 7. Collins, Siroki W.5.7 
 8. May, KK.5.6 
 9. Pavic, Krka5.6 
 10. Green, Union Olim.5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki7.9 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 5. Draper, Cedevita4.4 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.4.4 
 7. Papaloukas, Macca.4.3 
 8. Vujasinovic, Zlato.4.0 
 9. Covic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 10. Simon, KK.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Zoran DRAGIC
  Krka
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dragic, Krka2.1 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.1 
 3. Zubcic, Cibona2.0 
 4. Gay, Helios1.9 
 5. Lucic, Partizan1.9 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.1.8 
 7. Chase, Cibona1.8 
 8. Draper, Cedevita1.8 
 9. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.8 
 10. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.4 
 2. Simon, Radnicki K.1.3 
 3. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.1.2 
 5. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 7. Owens, Cedevita0.9 
 8. Pantic, Hemofarm0.8 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm0.8 


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  ARGENTINA   


Pablo Albertinazzi heads to San Martin - by Eurobasket News
San Martin de Corrientes deepened their roster. They landed Pablo Albertinazzi (174-G-78). The player will join the team in the upcoming days. The guard started the season in Italy. He played for Orlandina Basket in Nazionale A. The guard notched 6.5 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 rebounds per appearance. Last season Pablo Albertinazzi posted 13.9 points, 4.0 assists, 2.5 boards and 2.0 steals per appearance for Capo d'Orlando in B dilettanti. Previously the guard had stints with Maddaloni, Corato, Catanzaro, Rieti and San Severo in Italy. He also played for Tiro Federal, Deportivo Roca, Belgrano, Gimnasia Comodoro Rivadavia and Ben Hur in Argentina. The guard became Liga A champion with Ben Hur back in 2005.

Evan Brock joins Quilmes - by Eurobasket News
Quilmes bolstered their frontcourt. They landed Evan Brock (204-F-84, college: Alabama). The forward is meant to replace Rolando Howell (206-C/F-82, college: S.Carolina). Evan Brock started the season in La Villa in Dominican Republic. Previously the forward played for Cocolos de San Pedro. His stats read 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 block per game in LNB. Before that Evan Brock had stints with Guaiqueros de Margarita and Guaros de Lara in Venezuela, Seoul Thunders in South Korea and Gwinnett Ravia-Rebels in WBA. Evan Brock participated at Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game twice. He won the Slam Dunk Contest in 2010. Latinbasket.com named the forward into All-Venezuelan LNB 2nd Team in 2009. Evan Brock was also named All-WBA Rookie of the Year in 2007.

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  AUSTRALIA   


David Gruber out with broken hand - by Eurobasket News
Wollongong Hawks forward David Gruber (198-F-81, college: N.Iowa) has broken his right hand after a mishap at training on Thursday.

The club posted the news on its social media sites late on Thursday afternoon.

Gruber reportedly has suffered three broken bones.

'The doc said it's one of the worst ones he's seen, so that?s not promising news', Wollongong coach Gordie McLeod told the Illawarra Mercury.

'The opportunities he?s had in the games, he's really been making an impact, so it?s really disappointing.

'It's going to be very frustrating for him and it certainly has an impact on our group as well.

'It's one of the realities of sport. It happens. We just need to evaluate that and now look how we move forward.'

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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Tragardh, Tigers18.8 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings18.7 
 3. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 4. Deleon, Blaze17.3 
 5. Wilkinson, Breakers17.1 
 6. Warren, 36ers16.8 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats16.7 
 8. Wilson, Taipans16.5 
 9. Worthington, Blaze16.1 
 10. Johnson, 36ers15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Khazzouh, Kings10.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.9 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers8.7 
 4. Grant, Kings8.2 
 5. Johnson, 36ers7.6 
 6. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 7. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 8. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.0 
 9. Weigh, 36ers6.3 
 10. Vukona, Breakers6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Jackson, Breakers5.3 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.1 
 3. Bruce, Kings5.0 
 4. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 5. Crosswell, 36ers4.8 
 6. Martin, Hawks4.2 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles4.0 
 8. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats3.4 
 10. Glover, Hawks3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.9 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.2 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles1.9 
 4. Gibson, Blaze1.6 
 5. Gill, Crocodiles1.4 
 6. Crawford, Croco.1.4 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Worthington, Blaze1.1 
 9. Tovey, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Vukona, Breakers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Grant, Kings1.6 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings1.6 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers1.3 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.3 
 5. Nevill, Wildcats1.0 
 6. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 7. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.0.8 
 9. Pledger, Breakers0.8 
 10. Ballinger, 36ers0.7 


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  AUSTRIA   


A Bundesliga Round 10: Oberwart Gunners are defeated by Raiffeisen Wels - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Wels between third ranked Oberwart Gunners (6-3) and fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (7-3) on Saturday night. Oberwart Gunners were defeated by Raiffeisen Wels on the road 78-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Oberwart Gunners. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Joe Werner (201-C-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Quentin Pryor (193-83, college: Morehead St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Raiffeisen Wels moved-up to third place. Defending champion Oberwart Gunners dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Raiffeisen Wels will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Oberwart Gunners will play at home against St.Polten (#11) and are hoping to win this game.
A Bundesliga top team - Gmunden Swans (8-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Gussing Knights (5-4) 89-64. American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Robert Arnold supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Even 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by international guard Thomas Klepeisz (187-91) did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gmunden Swans have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-1 record. Gussing Knights at the other side keep the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Kapfenberg. Gmunden Swans will play against BC Vienna (#9) in Wien in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gussing Knights will play on the road against Arkadia Lions (#10) in Traiskirchen and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked St.Polten (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to eighth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (4-5) 97-72 on Sunday evening. Anthony Shavies fired 23 points and 4 steals for the winners. Furstenfeld Panthers' coach Gerald Vogler felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Martin Speiser produced 26 points for lost side. Furstenfeld Panthers moved-up to seventh place, which they share with UBSC Graz. Loser St.Polten still closes the standings with nine games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers will meet at home higher ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. St.Polten will play against Oberwart Gunners (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Sixth ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (5-4) crushed at home 7th ranked UBSC Graz (4-5) by 36 points 103-67, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Demetrius Nelson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Coach Ante Perica's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gussing. UBSC Graz at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls' next round opponent will be Furstenfeld Panthers (#8) on the road. UBSC Graz will play against the league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg.

In the last game of round 10 BC Vienna was destroyed by Klosterneub. on the opponent's court 89-65.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks by Zarko Rakocevic of BC Vienna.


St.Polten - Furstenfeld 72-97

Bottom-ranked St.Polten (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to eighth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (4-5) 97-72 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-72. Furstenfeld Panthers made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Furstenfeld Panthers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. American guard Anthony Shavies (191-83, college: Missouri St., agency: Interperformances) fired 23 points and 4 steals for the winners. The other American import swingman Bryant Matthews (201-82, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Furstenfeld Panthers players scored in double figures. Furstenfeld Panthers' coach Gerald Vogler felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Martin Speiser (202-83) produced 26 points and swingman Florian Trmal (193-89) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Furstenfeld Panthers moved-up to seventh place, which they share with UBSC Graz. Loser St.Polten still closes the standings with nine games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers will meet at home higher ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. St.Polten will play against Oberwart Gunners (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: A.Shavies 23+2reb, B.Matthews 18+5reb+1ast, T.Burnette 13+1reb+3ast, G.Ware 10+5reb, J.Robinson 10+4reb, L.O'Neal 7+2reb+2ast
St.Polten: M.Speiser 26+2reb+3ast, F.Trmal 15+9reb+1ast, D.Friedrich 10+3reb+5ast, A.Worenz 6+3reb+1ast, L.Gvozden 5+3reb, T.Blazan 4+3reb
gschID: 137125


Wels - Oberwart 78-62

The most important game in the last round took place in Wels between third ranked Oberwart Gunners (6-3) and fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (7-3) on Saturday night. Oberwart Gunners were defeated by Raiffeisen Wels on the road 78-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Oberwart Gunners. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Quentin Pryor (193-83, college: Morehead St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side forward Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Raiffeisen Wels moved-up to third place. Defending champion Oberwart Gunners dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Raiffeisen Wels will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Oberwart Gunners will play at home against St.Polten (#11) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Wels: Q.Pryor 23+2reb+4ast, J.Werner 21+20reb+1ast, D.Lamesic 14+7reb+1ast, M.Kohlmaier 6+4reb, R.Vieider 5+2reb+3ast, T.Csebits 5
Oberwart: D.Reed 16+9reb+1ast, J.Dean Shaw 15+7reb+1ast, V.Hollins 10+6reb+2ast, H.Artner 7+1reb, H.Ochsenhofer 7+2ast, N.Gacesa 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 137121


Kapfenberg - UBSC Graz 103-67

Sixth ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (5-4) crushed at home 7th ranked UBSC Graz (4-5) by 36 points 103-67, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Kapfenberg Bulls led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Demetrius Nelson (203-86, college: Citadel, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. The former international power forward Samuel Knabl (206-82) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. Coach Ante Perica's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Croatian forward Marko Moric (207-81) replied with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (203-82) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for UBSC Graz. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gussing. UBSC Graz at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls' next round opponent will be Furstenfeld Panthers (#8) on the road. UBSC Graz will play against the league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: S.Knabl 21+3reb, T.Schreiner 15+2reb+6ast, D.Nelson 14+11reb+1ast, J.Fears 13+4reb+5ast, L.Gordon 13+6reb+5ast, D.Mayes 12+1ast
UBSC Graz: M.Moric 31+10reb+3ast, M.Stegnjaic 10+5reb+2ast, T.Ambrose 9+4ast, S.Schaal 5+3reb+2ast, S.Grum 4+2reb, C.Knor 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137122


Klosterneub. - BC Vienna 89-65

Very expected game in Klosterneuburg where 9th ranked BC Vienna (3-6) was crushed by third ranked Xion Dukes (7-2) 89-65. The game without a history. Xion Dukes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to BC Vienna's 32 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (206-79) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Xion Dukes had such big advantage that coach felt comfortable to give the chance to play for 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for BC Vienna. Xion Dukes moved-up to second place. BC Vienna at the other side keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Xion Dukes' next round opponent will be UBSC Graz (#7) at home where they are favorite. BC Vienna will play against the league's leader Gmunden Swans in Gmunden.
Top scorers:
Klosterneub.: R.Suljanovic 28+9reb+1ast, C.Bobb 18+5reb+4ast, D.Zeleznik 12+5reb+4ast, M.Lanegger 9+5reb+5ast, J.Chappell 9+6reb, C.Nagler 8+3reb+3ast
BC Vienna: Z.Rakocevic 22+16reb+3ast, S.Stazic 17+6reb+6ast, M.Ahmetbasic 11+3reb+2ast, J.Francois 9+3reb, M.Tripkovic 4+2reb, M.Djurovic 2
gschID: 137123


Gmunden - Gussing 89-64

A Bundesliga top team - Gmunden Swans (8-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Gussing Knights (5-4) 89-64. The game without a history. Gmunden Swans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Gussing Knights' 26. Gmunden Swans forced 23 Gussing Knights turnovers and had a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Gussing Knights' players. American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Robert Arnold (198, college: Boise St.) supported him with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Even 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by international guard Thomas Klepeisz (187-91) did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. Naturalized Serbian power forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-82) added 13 points for lost side. Four Gussing Knights players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gmunden Swans have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-1 record. Gussing Knights at the other side keep the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Kapfenberg. Gmunden Swans will play against BC Vienna (#9) in Wien in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gussing Knights will play on the road against Arkadia Lions (#10) in Traiskirchen and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: R.Poiger 19+4reb+1ast, R.Arnold 18+5reb+3ast, D.Oppland 16+10reb+3ast, M.Curry 9+2reb+6ast, M.Mayer 8+2reb+6ast, E.Murati 8+6reb+3ast
Gussing: T.Klepeisz 15+5reb+6ast, A.Djuric 13+4reb+2ast, B.Koch 10+3reb, M.Klepeisz 10+3reb+2ast, J.Astl 6, M.Jandrasits 5+1reb
gschID: 137124




A Bundesliga round 10 best performance: Joe Werner - by Eurobasket News
American center Joe Werner (201-C-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Wels, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 20 rebounds, while his team crushed Oberwart (#4, 6-3) with 16-point margin 78-62. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Wels is placed at 3rd position in Austrian A Bundesliga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Wels will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. It's Werner's second year at Wels and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former University of Wisconsin at La Crosse star has very solid stats this year. Werner is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.1rpg) and averages impressive 58.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) of BC Vienna. Rakocevic had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as BC Vienna lost that game 65-89 to the higher-ranked Klosterneub. (#2, 7-2). BC Vienna is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Rakocevic is a newcomer at BC Vienna, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Croatian forward Marko Moric (207-F-81) of UBSC Graz (#7). Moric got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds . Despite Moric's great performance UBSC Graz lost 67-103 to slightly higher-ranked Kapfenberg (#5, 5-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of UBSC Graz 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, Moric could help UBSC Graz to bring them higher in the standings. Moric has a very solid season. In 8 games in Austria he scored 13.8ppg. He also has 6.0rpg and FGP: 58.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79) of Klosterneub. - 28 points and 9 rebounds
5. Robert Arnold (198-F) of Gmunden - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Anthony Shavies (191-G-83) of Furstenfeld - 23 points and 2 rebounds
7. Dan Oppland (203-F-84) of Gmunden - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Demetrius Nelson (203-F/C-86) of Kapfenberg - 14 points and 11 rebounds
9. Martin Speiser (202-F-83) of St.Polten - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Richard Poiger (201-F-87) of Gmunden - 19 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)


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna26.6 
 2. Wade, Arkadia24.4 
 3. Reed, Oberwart23.2 
 4. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Djuric, Gussing20.0 
 6. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.8 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.17.8 
 8. Curry, Gmunden17.7 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.4 
 10. Hollins, Oberwart17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.12.3 
 2. Werner, Wels9.1 
 3. Reed, Oberwart8.8 
 4. Oppland, Gmunden8.2 
 5. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.1 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.4 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 8. Bakovic, St.Polten6.6 
 9. Matthews, Fursten.6.4 
 10. Shaw, Oberwart6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg5.8 
 2. Danek, Arkadia5.4 
 3. Stazic, BC Vienna5.1 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.5.1 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.8 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.4.8 
 7. Curry, Gmunden4.2 
 8. Klepeisz, Gussing4.1 
 9. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.0 
 10. Miletic, BC Vienna3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.2.7 
 2. Fears, Kapfenberg2.6 
 3. Pryor, Wels2.4 
 4. Brown, Wels2.1 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.1.8 
 6. Curry, Gmunden1.7 
 7. Hollins, Oberwart1.7 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Wade, Arkadia1.5 
 10. Jandl, Oberwart1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.5 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.2 
 3. Francois, BC Vienna0.9 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.9 
 5. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 6. Brown, Wels0.8 
 7. Greimeister, Klost.0.7 
 8. Moric, UBSC G.0.6 
 9. Pryor, Wels0.5 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.5 


Shout out from Anthony! - by Anthony Shavies
I'm honored to have been chosen to blog for eurobasket. I'm Anthony Shavies, I play guard for the Frstenfeld Panthers. This is my fourth season playing for the Panthers, and my sixth season playing overseas. I'm an extremely proud proud product of Oakland, California and graduate of Missouri State University. Some of my hobbies are watching night rider while sitting in my race car bed and doing karaoke songs in Chinese, just kidding!
I enjoy playing ball over here, Austria is a great country with terrific scenery. The league is pretty good, it's a very underrated league as far as talent. There are plenty of talented Austrian players, some of which are on my team. The league also features plenty of good import players.
Our team is consistently improving, we're currently 4 and 5 (4W 5L). However we've won four of our last six and we feel like we're starting to come together a little bit as a team.
Basketball is slightly different here in Europe, and Austria in particular. The biggest adjustment players from the states have to make is the interpretation of what's a travel violation and what's not. Moves that we've (Americans) been taught since grade school are sometimes not allowed here.
The officiating as with every country is also an adjustment. But as long as basketball is being played, officials will be criticized. It's an extremely difficult job and you have to respect that they've accepted the challenge.
The adjustment for me personally is relatively easy being that this is my sixth season. However the toughest part is being away from my girlfriend and my family, I miss them everyday. But not many people get to play basketball and get paid for it.
I enjoy a solid joke so I'll end this with one of my favorites:
Why was 6 scared of 7?
Cause 7 8 9
Boom!


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Krumins, Jelgava21.6 
 2. Laksa, Barsy Atyr.21.3 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai20.2 
 4. Barinov, Naglis P.18.6 
 5. Kalve, Valmiera18.6 
 6. Pilk, TT.17.5 
 7. Hallik, Tarvas17.0 
 8. Soo, Rapla16.5 
 9. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.2 
 10. Mayo, Liepaja16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TT.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Arnold, TT.8.7 
 2. Nelson, Jelgava8.7 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.7 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas8.6 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.8.4 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla8.3 
 7. McClure, Kedainiai7.9 
 8. Bowles, Siauliai7.7 
 9. Willard, Ventspils7.7 
 10. Benn, Naglis Pala.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Gediminas MACEINA
  Juventus
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Maceina, Juventus6.5 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai6.0 
 3. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.5 
 4. Stasys, Neptunas5.5 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas4.8 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas4.8 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.3 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventsp.4.3 
 9. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool4.2 
 10. Lucas, Valmiera4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vaidotas PECIUKAS
  Kedainiai
  (199-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.3 
 2. Virsis, Valmiera2.3 
 3. Keedus, TT.2.3 
 4. Salenga, Rudupis2.1 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava2.0 
 6. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.0 
 7. Oja, Tarvas2.0 
 8. Rinkevicius, Nagli.1.8 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.1.8 
 10. Kriisa, Tarvas1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.2.4 
 2. Gumeniuk, Juventus2.3 
 3. Rozitis, Valmiera2.1 
 4. Staniulis, Techasas1.4 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.3 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 
 7. Keedus, TT.1.0 
 8. Kurtsevich, Trium.1.0 
 9. Morgan, Pieno Z.0.8 
 10. Kalvelis, Techasas0.8 


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  BELARUS   


Justin first blog! - by Justin Hawkins
Hello everyone my name is Justin Hawkins and this will be the first of many
blog entries. This is my fourth season playing professional basketball in
europe and it has been a great but very crazy four years. Living in Europe
is very different compared to the states. The main issue for me is the
food. I love Mexican food and I am sure I will never find any here in
Europe. My wife is a great cook and she struggles to find the things that
she needs to cook my favorite meals. My first year in europe I lost 20
pounds because I did not like the food. Obviously the language barrier
makes things very difficult to communicate but I have always found ways
around that. Last year when I was in France I started to adapt to
communicating because I started to slowly learn the language as it was my
third season. Also the team offered the American players free french
lessons which I attended. Now that I am here in Belarus I am back to square
one. Russian is a very hard language to learn and I am starting to think
that no one here speaks english except for my teammates.
Before I came to Europe to play basketball I had no idea what the level
would be like, but once I got here I immediately saw that it is very
competitive. This year I am playing for Minsk 2006 in Belarus. We play in
three different leagues here in Minsk. We play in the VTB league,
Eurochallenge, and our domestic league which is the Belarusian league. The
VTB league is one of the best leagues in Europe. Its has teams like CSKA
Moscow, Avomash, and Ryats. It is super competitive and with the lockout
going on right now there are a lot of NBA guys playing in this league. We
have not won a game this year in this league, but we have been close in a
couple. I think we will get over the hump soon. The Eurochallenge is also
very good. In the Eurochallenge we are in first place in our group at 2-1.
Our group is very strong we have Turk Telecom, Telecom Basket in Germany,
and Karsiyaka in Turkey. The Belarusian league is a very new league. We
are the best team in our league. Last year my team won the league. They
went 40-0. This year we are 7-0.
Well this is just the beginning of things. We are headed to Germany in a
couple of days to play Telecom Basket. I will let you know how the trip
goes and I will tell you about some of my teammates.
Peace


Stats Leaders - Premier League
Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Minsk-.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Rutkauskas, Minsk.20.7 
 2. Sitnik, SBK O.19.3 
 3. Knox, Minsk-200615.4 
 4. Zakhar, BG.15.2 
 5. Patupchyk, Sozh G.14.5 
 6. Sivalko, Rubon13.3 
 7. Hawkins, Minsk.13.0 
 8. Ignatchik, Minsk-.12.8 
 9. Kojenets, Minsk.12.6 
 10. Krisevich, Minsk-.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel BLIZNETS
  Sozh Gomel
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bliznets, Sozh Gom.12.5 
 2. Zakhar, BG.10.0 
 3. Skidan, SBK O.8.5 
 4. Rutkauskas, Minsk.8.3 
 5. Kojenets, Minsk.7.9 
 6. Hlebovich, Grodn.7.1 
 7. Knox, Minsk-20066.9 
 8. Drobyshevski., Soz.6.2 
 9. Kurapau, Minsk-20.5.8 
 10. Zaitsev, SBK O.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.5 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20065.3 
 3. Akulich, Rubon4.0 
 4. Korzh, Grodno-933.4 
 5. Papruha, BG.3.3 
 6. Ignatchik, Minsk-.3.2 
 7. Vergun, Minsk-20063.0 
 8. Murashko, BG.3.0 
 9. Eldridge, Minsk-20.3.0 
 10. Kudrautsau, Minsk.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Minsk-2006
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hodge, Minsk-20062.3 
 2. Sapegin, Rubon2.3 
 3. Papruha, BG.2.3 
 4. Zakhar, BG.2.2 
 5. Yafremov, Grodn.2.2 
 6. Malkov, Rubon2.0 
 7. Murashko, BG.2.0 
 8. Patupchyk, Sozh G.2.0 
 9. Eldridge, Minsk-20.1.8 
 10. Ovsepian, Rubon1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Akulich, Rubon0.0 
 3. Kurapau, Minsk-20.0.0 
 4. Strukov, BG.0.0 
 5. Kudrautsau, Minsk.0.0 
 6. Solianikov, Sozh G.0.0 
 7. Krisevich, Minsk-.0.0 
 8. Skidan, SBK O.0.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 10. Sitnik, SBK O.0.0 


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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Copeland, Aalstar18.7 
 2. Tofi, Leuven16.9 
 3. Mallet, Spirou16.4 
 4. Bostic, Liege15.8 
 5. Rich, Oostende15.7 
 6. Freeman, Leuven15.5 
 7. Booker, Oostende14.6 
 8. Green, Spirou14.3 
 9. Faison, Verviers.14.0 
 10. Black, Antwerp13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.2 
 2. Brown, Gent7.1 
 3. Young, Aalstar6.7 
 4. Booker, Oostende6.6 
 5. McLean, Leuven6.5 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.6.3 
 7. Carter, M.Hainaut6.0 
 8. Tofi, Leuven6.0 
 9. Shengelia, Spirou5.9 
 10. Bostic, Liege5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven4.3 
 2. Waters, Liege4.2 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.1 
 4. Bosco, Gent4.1 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.3.1 
 6. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 7. Rich, Oostende2.9 
 8. Hamilton, Spirou2.8 
 9. Welsch, Spirou2.8 
 10. Muya, Liege2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Singletary, M.Hain.2.7 
 3. Black, Antwerp2.7 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Faison, Verviers.2.3 
 6. Haynes, Gent2.2 
 7. Bosco, Gent2.1 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven2.1 
 9. Jenkins, Gent2.0 
 10. Mallet, Spirou1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.9 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.5 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 7. Gillet, Liege0.7 
 8. Wilson, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Faison, Verviers.0.7 
 10. Nivins, M.Hainaut0.6 


EuroCup: Asvel keep on winning without Parker and Turiaf - by Eurobasket News
Oostende - Asvel 53:70

Asvel registered the second EuroCup win. They upset Oostende in Belgium even without their star duo of Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf. The French outfit improved at 2-1 record, while dropping Oostende at 0-3 in Group D. Kim Tillie (210-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Utah) stepped up with 14 points to lead the visitors.
Oostende got to a dreamy start. The hosts held their opponents to 11 points in the opening ten minutes to build a 6-point lead. Asvel stopped the rot in the second quarter. The French team adjusted their offence and pulled ahead for a 30:28 halftime lead. Asvel maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. The visitors secured a 7-point buffer heading into the final period. Asvel outgunned the home team 21:11 in the final stanza to celebrate a well-deserved win at the end. Hilton Armstrong (208-C/F-84, college: Connecticut) and Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) accounted for 12 points each for the winners. Oostende replied with 11 points from Christopher Booker (208-F/C-81, college: Purdue). Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the loss.

Oostende: Christopher Booker 11, Dragisa Drobnjak 10
Asvel: Kim Tillie 14, Hilton Armstrong 12, Edwin Jackson 12


EuroChallenge: Black and Roll led Antwerp over Enisey - by Eurobasket News
Antwerp - Enisey 73:69

Russian Enisey Krasnoyarsk lost on the road to Belgian Antwerp Giants 69:73 on Tuesday.
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-14. But Enisey Krasnoyarsk won second period 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Enisey Krasnoyarsk was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for Michael Roll (196-G-87, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists. The other American import guard Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Barton, NC) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Afik Nissim (180-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 18 points and 5 steals and American center Lonny Baxter (204-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) added 15 points in the effort for Enisey Krasnoyarsk.
Antwerp Giants have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group E with 3-1 record, which they share with Chalon. Enisey Krasnoyarsk lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with three games lost.

Antwerp: Timothy Black 19, Michael Roll 17, Wilson 12, Ralph Biggs (199-F-76, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) 9
Enisey: Afik Nissim 18, Lonny Baxter 15, Jasmin Hukic (204-G/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) 11, Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) 10



EuroCup: Dexia Mons opened up some early daylight in Group H race - by Eurobasket News
Dexia Mons - Buducnost Voli 66:53

Dexia Mons opened up some early daylight in the race for the EuroCup Group H advance after a hard fought success at home. The Belgian team overcame Buducnost Voli 66:53 for 1-2 record.
Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87, college: St.Joseph's) made it 8:8 on the board and Slaughter delivered two fro 16:13 at the end of the first frame. Things quickly unraveled at the start of the second period when Mons went into overdrive and after 17-10 took 33:23 halftime advantage. Cage scored for 42:30 and Alexandre Libert (194-G-90) increased to 16 points later in the third. The latter was the last to score in the third period for 48:34 as the host won the frame 15-11. Ahmad Nivins delivered two for 59:42 and Anderson cut it to 61:53. Carter meanwhile brought the final result in the game. Warren Carter (205-F/C-85, college: Illinois) delivered 15 points, while Ahmad Nivins added 12 points for the winners. Nikola Vucevic had 18 points in the loss.

Dexia Mons: Warren Carter 15, Ahmad Nivins 12, Alexandre Libert 7
Buducnost Voli: Nikola Vucevic 18, Cedomir Vitkovac 9


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  BOSNIA   


D1: Round 9 review - by Eurobasket News
Round Nine of the Bosnian D1 was played last weekend. Nothing new happened as Bosna ASA BHT managed to register another win. The Sarajevo team extended its streak to 8 keeping the first place in the standings (8-0). This time Bosna grabbed 82-78 victory against Varda. Dzenan Rahimic (204-C/F-74) led the hosts with 29 points and 9 rebounds. Sindis Demic (192-SF-83) helped with 21 pts. Second ranked Igokea was free in this round. Capljija Lasta, who is currently No.3 in the league with 7-2 record, destroyed Celik at home. It was a 107-68 victory. Marko Jagodic Kuridza (204-C-87) paced the home squad with 28 points and 8 rebounds. Fourth ranked Leotar escaped with 80-78 home win against Mladost. Igor Josipovic (203-F/C-88) had 23 points and 8 rebs for the hosts.

Regular Season - Round 9
Capljina-Celik 107-68
Brotnjo-Servitium 63-53
Bosna-Varda HE 82-78
Hercegovac-Borac Nektar 74-57
Vogosca-Zrinjski HT 74-72
Leotar-Mladost 80-78

D1 Standings
1. Bosna 8-0
2. Igokea 7-1
3. Capljina 7-2
4. Leotar 5-3
5. Mladost 5-4
6. Hercegovac 4-4
7. Varda HE 4-4
8. Zrinjski HT 4-5
9. Borac Nektar 3-5
10. Brotnjo 3-6
11. Servitium 2-6
12. Celik 1-7
13. Vogosca 1-7


Damir Krupalija leaves Bilbao, Axel Hervelle back on the court - by Eurobasket News
Damir Krupalija (205-F/C-79, college: Illinois) is no longer a member of Bilbao. The experienced Bosnian signed for Bilbao two weeks ago and it was a short term deal (one month) while Axel Hervelle (205-F-83) recovers from injury. Hervelle is set to return on the court earlier and Krupalija is set to leave. He appeared twice for Bilbao in Euroleague with very limited playing time. Damir Krupalija started this season with French Hyeres-Toulon. He appeared six times in ProA averaging 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3 assists. Krupalija was on the verge of signing for Strasbourg during the pre-season, but at the end he returned to Toulon. In 2010/11, Damir Krupalija had 13.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for Toulon. He was named Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Bosman Player of the Year. Krupalija got the same award in 2008. In his career, before Toulon, Krupalija played for Anwil, Charleroi and Dijon. Krupalija graduated at the University of Illinois in 2002.

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  BRAZIL   


Mogi das Cruzes sign three players and waived one - by Paulo Freire
The Gremio Mogi das Cruzes/Unip basketball team have made some changes on their roster looking forward to the Brazil Cup.
The managers has add three new players for their roster.
Point guard Gobor Vinicius (185-G-90) who comes from Paulistano team, Vinicius is a very young player. That will be his second time with the Gremio Mogi das Cruzes/Unip Team, in the last New Millenium Tournament he played for Mogi as a loan player, but went back to Paulistano Team in the last Paulista State Championschip.
The second new player is Ellis Kayijuka (208-C-85, college: Arkansas Tech), more knowing as Thiago Cordeiro. He is from Pernambuco, but was created in the USA where he played college basketball. There, he played for three teams. After a long time in the United States, where he graduated as a journalist with specialization in theater, he went to Japan where he became a professional basketball in the Rizing Fukuoka. Today, at 25 years old he promises to be a great weapon to help the Gremio Mogi das Cruzes/Unip. Thiago played for the Brazilian National University Team, which played for the South American Games 2003
The third player to step in is an american player that came from Vila Velha Team, Maurice Riddick (188-G-79, college: Beth.-Cookman). Before arriving in Brazil, Riddick played in Argentina and Mexico. In the last NBB, while playing for Vila Velha, the American made 27 appearances and scored 430 points in total during the season, an average of 15 points per game. Maurice Riddick will be the first American player in these new phase of Gremio Mogi das Cruzes/Unip basketball team.

The managers of the team also announced the release of Argentine center Pedro I. Calderon (209-C-80).


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Itabom/Bauru 3-0 
 2. Flamengo 3-1 
 3. Paulistano 3-1 
 4. Pinheiros/Sky 3-1 
 5. Unitri/Universo 3-1 
 6. S.Jose/Unimed 2-1 
 7. Uniceub/BRB 2-1 
 8. Liga Sorocaba 1-1 
 9. Winner/Limeira 1-1 
 10. Vila Velha 1-2 
 11. Vivo/Franca 1-2 
 12. Tijuca TC 1-3 
 13. Araraquara 0-3 
 14. Cia do Terno 0-3 
 15. Minas 0-3 


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  BULGARIA   


Bulgarians Abroad: Kaloyan Ivanov finds his perfect fit in Alicante - by Maria Mitzova
Kaloyan Ivanov (205-F-86) is having a wonderful season so far in ACB. Bulgarian NT member was MVP of the 8th round, and his Lucentum Alicante is battling the giants for top spots.

The season is going great for your team; did you expect that before the start?
- We had a team talk at the beginning of the season and we discussed our priorities. We want the tem to remain in ACB. It is true that our performance maybe exceeds everyones expectations, but I think we showed in preseason that we can accomplish something more.

For you personally things look bright as well. You are the MVP of the 8th round in ACB, which is quite an achievement. Do you think you are now playing your best basketball?
- I feel great in this organization. I am glad that everything I spoke to coach about, before signing here, has now been put into practice. I needed exactly that to feel that they count on me, trust in me, so I can show what I am capable of. I feel admiration for the coach and Im grateful. It is true that I was the MVP of that round, but unfortunately it was a losing effort. But I do feel good in this team, I go to every practice with pleasure, and thats the most important thing.

How has the lockout situation affected ACB and will the end of it hurt the League?
- Its always nice to play against such quality players; you can only learn something from them. Except the ones, who expected the trip to Europe to be a vacation, the rest really picked basketball level up. I dont think with the lockout ending, the ACB will suffer. There are couple of teams that will need their rosters filled, but everyone must have been aware the lockout wont last forever.

You won against Valencia earlier this season, now Bulgarian champion Lukoil Academic is playing them in Eurocup. Any thought on the game?
- We actually won twice vs Valencia one time in the preseason, and one into the season. I think Valencia now is a better team. Lukoil has to believe that they can do it, and needs to stop Valencia big men, if they go for a win. I wish Lukoil luck in the competition.

How would you rate Valencia this year better than the last season, or worse? Which is their biggest strength?
- I would split Valencia last season on two before Pesic and after Pesic took the team. This season Valencia is better than the one without Pesic, and maybe a slightly weaker than with Pesic. I think the depth is the biggest advantage of this team.

The Euro 2013 is coming up, is there a team you want to meet in the qualifiers?
- It doesnt matter who is going to be drawn against us, we have to play them all. I would love to play against Spain someday though.



Videnov continues in Turkey - by Maria Mitzova
Bulgarian NT captain Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky) will continue his career in Turkey. The shooting guard signed a contract with Olin Edirne Basketball until the end of the season. Filip Videnov is already in Turkey where he passed the medical and will start practicing with the team when Olin Edirne Basketball comes back from its EuroChallenge game in Cyprus.
Filip Videnov last played for Asseco Procom in Poland, where he won the title. He played an important part of the Bulgaria NT good performance at the European championship in Lithuania.
Filip Videnov has been searching for the best offer ever since and now chooses Olin Edirne Basketball to keep him close to his home country and to fulfill his requirements.
Olin Edirne Basketball praised the signing as the team general manager admitted they have been trying to sign Filip Videnov for a while, and even made budget changes, so the goal can be achieved. Its said Olin Edirne Basketball have been looking for the best option for two-guard for months, and thinks of Filip Videnov as the best addition.



EuroCup: Valencia hand Lukoil first EuroCup loss this season - by Eurobasket News
Lukoil Academik - Valencia 64:72

Valencia registered the second victory in EuroCup season. They outscored Lukoil Academik in Bulgaria tonight. Nik Caner-Medley (203-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) notched 27 points to lead the visitors.
Valencia Basket got to a strong start. They recorded an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The visitors maintained the pressure on the hosts in the second quarter. Valencia registered a 38:28 halftime advantage. Lukoil could not pick up the tempo after the big break. The Spaniards continued to stay in charge boosting their advantage to 13 points with one quarter remaining. Lukoil finally adjusted their game and managed to cut the deficit in the final quarter. But Valencia stayed calm and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) posted 9 points and 12 rebounds, while Nando de Colo and Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) had 8 points apiece in the win. Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) responded with 17 points for Lukoil. Bozhidar Avramov (196-G-90, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points in the loss.

Lukoil: Todor Stoykov 17, Bozhidar Avramov 13
Valencia: Nik Caner-Medley 27, Tiago Splitter 9+12 boards, Nando De Colo (202-G-87) 8, Rafael Martinez 8


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.22.4 
 2. Harper, Levski S.20.8 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Ril.17.0 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More17.0 
 5. Stankov, Spartak16.4 
 6. Heath, Lukoil A.15.9 
 7. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.6 
 8. Hall, Levski Sofia15.4 
 9. Pavlovski, Chernom.15.1 
 10. Slaveykov, Sparta.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vasil EVTIMOV
  Levski Sofia
  (207-C/F-77)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Evtimov, Levski So.9.9 
 2. Yanev, Cherno More9.6 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.9.0 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.4 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ril.7.7 
 6. Slaveykov, Sparta.7.2 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.6.9 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.6.2 
 9. Crawford, Balkan6.1 
 10. Todorov, Spartak6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.2 
 2. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.4 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.3 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.4.4 
 5. Filipov, Balkan4.3 
 6. Aleksiev, Cherno M.3.6 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.3.3 
 8. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.0 
 9. Gruev, Levski Sofia3.0 
 10. Govedarov, Tundja3.0 
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.2.5 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.3 
 5. Marinov, Balkan2.1 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Levski S.1.9 
 8. Velikov, Rilski S.1.9 
 9. Petkov, Tundja Y.1.9 
 10. Hall, Levski Sofia1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.6 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.3 
 3. Martin, Balkan1.0 
 4. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Gocevski, Tundja Y.0.9 
 6. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.7 
 7. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.6 
 8. Todorov, Spartak0.6 
 9. Bilobrk, Rilski S.0.5 
 10. Stoykov, Lukoil A.0.4 


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  CANADA   


Michael Ray Richardson awarded Coach of the Month - by Eurobasket News
London Lightning are proud to announce that head coach Michael Ray Richardson has been named Coach of the Month. He is the first coach to be honoured in the National Basketball League of Canada.

'I think it's a great honour to be the first one in a new league to be Coach of the Month,'' explained Coach Richardson. 'I am looking forward to getting many more.'

London rests atop the league standings with a 7-2 record. The Lightning have not lost consecutive games thus far. It is the second league-wide honour for London, as Gabe Freeman was the first ever Player of the week.

'Coach Richardson has been working extremely hard and is obviously deserving of this acknowledgement. The season is young and we have to continue to work very hard to get to where we would like to be. Michael is the kind of coach that won't accept second place and that is one of the main reasons we brought him into London,' said Lightning General Manager, Taylor Brown.

London resumes action on Friday, December 2nd on the road against the Summerside Storm. They return home to play the second game of a two game series against the Oshawa Power on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00pm.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Cayole named Player of the week - by Eurobasket News
Chris Cayole (6'7''-F-85, college: St.Michael's) of the Summerside Storm has been named the player of the week.

In the Nov. 25 road game against the Oshawa Power, Cayole had 26 points, including hitting six of eight three-pointers setting a new Summerside team record in that category. Cayole is ranked third on the team for overall shooting.

He played previously in the Premier Basketball League for the Vermont Frost Heaves as well as professionally in Germany before coming to The Storm in the NBL of Canada.

Chris has been working extremely hard this season, and its great to see him rewarded for that. He has really come up big for us over the last couple weeks having 27 against Moncton, and then 26 at Oshawa, said coach Joe Salerno. When he gets hot, he is one of the top shooters in this league. I am happy for Chris, and he would be the first to tell you he couldn't have had these great performances with out the help of his teammates, that's just the type of guy Chris Cayole is.

The Storm travel to Saint John for a game on Wednesday at 7 p.m., and then are back home Thursday against the Quebec Kebs at 7 p.m., and Friday against the London Lightening at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.journalpioneer.com


Storm sign Terry Martin - by Eurobasket News
The Summerside Storm have signed Terry Martin (6'6''-G-87, college: LSU) to their roster effective this morning (November 28).

Martin, the 6'6', 205 pound small forward is originally from Monroe, Louisiana, and played for LSU. Martin played 20 games with the Saint John Millrats this season and was their starting small forward. He was averaging 13.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.1apg.

Coach Joe Salerno commented 'We are extremely excited to welcome Terry to the Storm. He can flat out shoot the ball from the perimeter, something we have struggled with at times this season. Having coached against him last season as a member of the Mill Rats I know what he is capable of, and we are lucky to have him.'

The Storm also released Rasheem Barrett as of this morning.

The Storm travel to Saint John for a game on Wednesday at 7PM ADT, and then are back home, Thursday against the Quebec Kebs at 7pm ADT, and Friday against the London Lightening AT 7:30 ADT

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Rainmen run out of Power - by Eurobasket News
Coach Josep (Pep) Claros wasn't happy Sunday after the Halifax Rainmen dropped a 115-111 decision to the Oshawa Power on Sunday afternoon at General Motors Centre.

The first-year coach, whose Rainmen (3-3) had a three-game winning streak snapped, felt his players took the Power for granted in the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

'Some players, they underestimate them, I think,' Claros said in a telephone interview shortly after the game wrapped up.

'In this league, like everywhere, if you think youre gonna win without fighting, youre wrong.'

Akeem Wright (6'6''-G-84, college: Kansas St.) poured in 33 points, including a key basket late in the game, to help the Power halt a two-game losing skid.

Brandon Robinson (6'6''-F-89, college: Clayton St.) added 19 and Omari Johnson (6'9''-F, college: Oregon St.) 18 for Oshawa (4-5).

Joey Haywood (6'1''-G) topped the Rainmen with 20. Justin Johnson and Eddie Robinson, making his season debut with Halifax, scored 18 each, Lawrence Wright netted 15 and Tyrone Levett had 12.

Robinson, the ex-NBAer whos been out since training camp with toe and hamstring injuries, went 6-for-8 from the field, sank his only three-point attempt and also finished 5-for-5 from the charity stripe.

The Rainmen led 57-52 at the half thanks to a big second quarter but the Power jumped out front with a 17-7 run to start the third period and never relinquished the lead.

In the final minute, with Halifax down 113-109, Orien Greene stole the ball deep in the Oshawa end and fed Haywood for an easy layup, drawing the Rainmen to within two.

But Akeem Wright, a six-foot-six small forward, buried a fadeaway shot off the glass with Levett in his face to restore the Power lead with about 15 seconds left and Lawrence Wright couldnt knock down a three-pointer on Halifaxs next possession.

The Power had lost 119-97 to Summerside on Friday night in Oshawa, when the visitors stormed out to a 30-16 lead after the first dozen minutes.

'It was a quick turnaround, we knew we had to come with more energy,' Akeem Wright said in a release. 'We just got tired of talking about playing together and playing with energy. We did less talking and more showing.'

The Rainmen, who travel to Saint John to play the Mill Rats on Friday, lost starting point guard Taliek Brown to a dislocated finger early in the first quarter. Hell be evaluated when the team returns to Halifax.

The loss was the Rainmens second in as many road games. They dropped their season opener in London on Nov. 3 but had won three in a row at home since falling to the Lightning at the Metro Centre on Nov. 5.

Courtesy of http://thechronicleherald.ca


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin KING
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. King, TRU26.9 
 2. Diloreto, Windsor23.7 
 3. Fassett, St.Mary''s23.4 
 4. Habib, Memorial23.4 
 5. Mackinnon, Victoria22.0 
 6. Thomas, St.Franc.22.0 
 7. Baker, Alberta21.5 
 8. Yu, UBC21.3 
 9. Dorsey, Cape Bret.21.0 
 10. Kok, TRU20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Phillip, Windsor11.0 
 2. Klassen, Acadia10.8 
 3. Baker, Alberta10.8 
 4. King, TRU10.6 
 5. Burke, UBC10.5 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.5 
 7. Thomas, St.Franc.9.0 
 8. Dorsey, Cape Bret.8.8 
 9. Hull, Laurentian8.7 
 10. Desroches, New B.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.8.2 
 2. Yu, UBC6.0 
 3. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.0 
 4. Bonhomme, Brandon5.8 
 5. Helsby, Memorial5.8 
 6. Shepherd, Memorial5.8 
 7. Barrett, Saskatch.5.8 
 8. Vernon, St.Franc.5.8 
 9. Kraus, Brock5.7 
 10. Allin, Laurier5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.4.3 
 2. Laroche, Concordia4.0 
 3. Cooper, Lethbridge3.5 
 4. Carter, Lakehead3.2 
 5. Cote-K., UQ.3.0 
 6. Collins, Windsor2.8 
 7. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 8. Cooper, UPEI2.8 
 9. Brown, UPEI2.8 
 10. Smith, TWU2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.1.8 
 2. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 3. Bains, UBC1.8 
 4. Tufegdzich, York1.6 
 5. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.5 
 6. Iko, Winnipeg1.3 
 7. Glisic, Toronto Un.1.3 
 8. Eyitayo, Concordia1.3 
 9. Andrews, Bishop''s1.3 
 10. Smith, Waterloo1.2 


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  CHINA   


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


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Lester HUDSON
  Qingdao DS
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 36.5
 1. Hudson, Qingdao DS36.5 
 2. Chandler, Guangsha.33.8 
 3. Green, Foshan29.3 
 4. Martin, Jilin N.29.3 
 5. Roberson, Fujian XX26.3 
 6. Williams, Shanxi Z.26.0 
 7. Marbury, Beijing25.3 
 8. Boone, Zhejiang C.25.0 
 9. Harris, Shanghai S.25.0 
 10. Harvey, TianJin R.24.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles GAINES
  Shanxi Zh.
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.16.5 
 2. Hunter, Shandong16.2 
 3. Harris, Shanghai S.15.0 
 4. Fahed, TianJin R.14.8 
 5. McDonald, Fujian X.13.5 
 6. Abbas, Fujian XX13.3 
 7. Chandler, Guangsha.13.0 
 8. Randolph, DongGua.12.8 
 9. Jones, Guangsha L.12.0 
 10. Morris, Beijing D.11.8 
Assists Per Game
 Patrick MILLS
  Xinjiang.
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mills, Xinjiang.8.0 
 2. Daghles, Jilin N.7.8 
 3. Collins, Jiangsu D.5.3 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.0 
 5. Hudson, Qingdao DS5.0 
 6. Maadanly, Foshan4.7 
 7. Brooks, Guandong4.5 
 8. Liu, TianJin R.4.0 
 9. Smith, Zhejiang C.4.0 
 10. Williams, Shanxi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 XueFeng HU
  Jiangsu D.
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Hu, Jiangsu D.4.5 
 2. Hudson, Qingdao DS3.3 
 3. Collins, Jiangsu D.2.8 
 4. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.8 
 5. Harvey, TianJin R.2.5 
 6. Lu, Shanxi Zh.2.5 
 7. Akognon, DongGuan.2.5 
 8. Liu, TianJin R.2.5 
 9. Anderson, Shandon.2.4 
 10. Cao, Zhejiang C.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 ZhaoXu ZHANG
  Shanghai S.
  (221-C-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Zhang, Shanghai S.3.7 
 2. Xu, Bayi Fubang2.0 
 3. Li, Liaoning H.1.8 
 4. Morris, Beijing Du.1.8 
 5. Abbas, Fujian XX1.7 
 6. Gadzuric, Jiang.1.5 
 7. Martin, Xinjiang.1.5 
 8. Singleton, Guandon.1.3 
 9. Jones, Guangsha L.1.3 
 10. Douthit, Foshan1.3 


Liaoning Defeats Shandong -- Yi Has Sprained Knee - by Arthur Volbert
Carney Rodney (201-F-84, college: Memphis) had 23 points and 5 rebounds as Liaoning defeated Shandong 91-87. Zhang Qingpeng had 19 points and 6 assists. Yang Ming scored 15. Han Dejun had 11 points and 8 rebounds in 25 minutes, hitting 5 of 6 shots. Former NBA player Josh Powell had 9 points and 4 rebounds in 30 minutes, hitting 3 of 8 shots. Young rookie Ding Yanyuhang scored 18 points for Shandong but also had 8 turnovers. Allan Anderson had 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Othello Hunter had 17 points and 15 rebounds. Wu Ke had 16 points and 4 rebounds. Sui Ran had 6 points and 5 rebounds in 37 minutes. Sun Jie was scoreless in 9 minutes.

In other news, it appears that Yi Jianlian has a sprained knee and will be out 2 to 3 weeks. If he is offered a contract as an NBA free agent, he may never return to the Guangdong lineup. On the other hand, with a none-too-stellar record over the past four years, and a gimpy knee, there may not be so tremendous a demand for Yi as a free agent. He might well be better off staying in China for the season and then trying to catch on with a playoff team beset by injuries.




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Jolly JBS targets Hrvoje Vlasic as new HC - by Eurobasket News
According to Croatian media, it seems that Jolly JBS is close to hire Hrvoje Vlasic as their new Head Coach. The Sibenik team released Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances) two days ago after their third straight road defeat in A1. Vlasic parted ways with Bosnian team Capljina Lasta recently. Hrvoje Vlasic took over Capljina during the summer of 2010. He led them to the second stage last season, where they finished as No.5. Vlasic worked in Bosnia for the last few seasons. He coached Siroki, Posusje, Zadar and Sibenik in the past. Jolly JBS will play their next game on Friday. The A1 league newcomer will host Split. Jolly JBS currently has 3-4 record.

EuroCup: Benetton eke out overtime win in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita - Benetton 86:87 (OT)

Benetton Treviso celebrated an overtime win over Cedevita in EuroCup Group G tonight. The victory became the first one for the Italian team in the tournament. Vlad Moldoveanu (207-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) stepped up with 19 points to lead the effort. Cedevita surged ahead in the opening frame. The hosts piled up a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. But Benetton gradually leveled things up. The visitors narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 41:44. Benetton got within 2 points at the third break 58:60. The Italian team finally denied the deficit late in regulation and forced overtime. The lead changed hands for several times in the extra period but deadly free throw shooting sealed the win for the visitors. Jeff Adrien (201-F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Connecticut) and E'Twaun Moore (192-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) had 13 points each and combined for 16 rebounds. Miro Bilan (212-F-89) answered with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Cedevita. Matjaz Smodis (205-F-79) delivered 17 points in defeat.

Cedevita: Miro Bilan 19+11 boards, Matjaz Smodis 17
Benetton: Vlad Moldoveanu 19, Jeff Adrien 13+10 boards, E'Twaun Moore 13


EuroCup: BC Donetsk beat Cibona - by Eurobasket News
BC Donetsk - Cibona 98:81

BC Donetsk put on an impressive offensive performance to edge visiting Cibona in EuroCup Group A. The victory propelled the hosts to 2-1 record, while Cibona fell at 0-3 in the group. Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) stepped up with 23 points to lead the effort.
BC Donetsk led from the first minutes and secured a 21:17 lead at the first break. The margin just kept on growing in the second quarter. The Ukrainian team established a 51:35 halftime buffer. BC Donetsk did not slow down after the big break. Moreover they posted a 23-point lead with ten minutes to go. Cibona could not recover suffering yet another loss at the tournament. Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16 points, while Ivan Radenovic (208-F-84, college: Arizona) had 15 points in the win. Davor Kus (191-G-78, agency: Interperformances) answered with 14 points for Cibona. Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) and Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) had 12 points each in the loss.

BC Donetsk: Ramel Curry 23, Viacheslav Kravtsov 16, Ivan Radenovic 15
Cibona: Davor Kus 14, Antwain Barbour 12, Andrija Zizic 12


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 23
 1. Mimica, KK Split23.0 
 2. Ceskovic, Kvarner19.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly17.6 
 4. Simovic, Kvarner16.8 
 5. Mrva, Jolly16.6 
 6. Sarlija, Borik15.9 
 7. Tomeljak, Svjet.15.7 
 8. Vrbanc, Zadar15.1 
 9. Cakarun, Borik14.4 
 10. Kruslin, Zabok14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marijan CAKARUN
  Borik
  (--90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cakarun, Borik8.0 
 2. Simovic, Kvarner7.7 
 3. Ivanov, Zadar7.7 
 4. Poscic, Svjetlost7.2 
 5. Peraica, Darda7.1 
 6. Ridl, Darda7.0 
 7. Radic, Zadar7.0 
 8. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.6 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar6.3 
 10. Cinac, Kvarner 20.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci8.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.6.7 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.3 
 4. Ceskovic, Kvarner4.0 
 5. Mimica, KK Split3.9 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.7 
 7. Subotic, KK Split3.6 
 8. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 9. Ciklic, Dubrovnik3.0 
 10. Salamun, Kvarner3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ross, Jolly3.1 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.4 
 3. Zivkovic, Svjetlost2.0 
 4. Zadnik, Zadar1.9 
 5. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 6. Surina, Kvarner1.8 
 7. Ridl, Darda1.7 
 8. Basljan, Svjetlost1.7 
 9. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 10. Jugo, Darda1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.4 
 2. Ridl, Darda1.2 
 3. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 4. Vukovic, KK Split1.0 
 5. Cakarun, Borik0.9 
 6. Kastropil, Zadar0.8 
 7. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.7 
 8. Curkovic, Alkar Si.0.7 
 9. Bubalo, Zabok0.7 
 10. Buva, Krizevci0.7 


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A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Willard CREWS
  Cader
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Crews, Cader24.1 
 2. Herring, Bohemios23.5 
 3. Eddie, Cordon23.1 
 4. Brown, Trouville23.0 
 5. Roland, Sayago22.1 
 6. Haller, Montevideo21.8 
 7. Humphrey, Bigua21.6 
 8. Johnson, Olimpia21.0 
 9. Keenan, Larre B.20.6 
 10. Palacios, Cordon19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamaal DOUGLAS
  Bohemios
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Douglas, Bohemios16.6 
 2. Wilborn, Un.Atleti.15.2 
 3. Reynolds, Sayago12.0 
 4. Jackson, Defensor10.8 
 5. Humphrey, Bigua10.6 
 6. Crews, Cader10.5 
 7. Passos, Hebraica10.3 
 8. Polk, Montevideo10.2 
 9. Keenan, Larre B.10.1 
 10. Shellman, Sayago9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Barrera, Hebraica9.4 
 2. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.1 
 3. Gonzalez, Aguada6.0 
 4. de Gouveia, Monte.5.3 
 5. Muro, Aguada4.8 
 6. Cambon, Bigua4.8 
 7. Taboada, Larre B.4.7 
 8. Silvarrey, Sayago4.6 
 9. Martinez, Malvin4.5 
 10. Garcia Moral., Bi.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Barrera, Hebraica3.0 
 2. Garcia Moral., Big.2.7 
 3. Tornaria, Trouville2.6 
 4. Jeffries, Malvin2.4 
 5. Aguilera, Trouville2.3 
 6. Shellman, Sayago2.3 
 7. de Gouveia, Monte.2.3 
 8. Vazquez, Olimpia2.2 
 9. Clarkson, Larre B.2.1 
 10. Silvarrey, Sayago2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Otis POLK
  Montevideo
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Polk, Montevideo2.8 
 2. Suarez, Cordon1.8 
 3. Herring, Bohemios1.7 
 4. Crews, Cader1.6 
 5. Humphrey, Bigua1.5 
 6. Wilborn, Un.Atleti.1.5 
 7. Newsome, Malvin1.4 
 8. Clarkson, Larre B.1.4 
 9. Haller, Montevideo1.4 
 10. Augustus, Hebrai.1.3 


EuroChallenge: ETHA improved to 2-2 record to keep the chances alive for the next stage - by Eurobasket News
ETHA- Olin Edirne 70:67

ETHA improved to 2-2 record to keep the chances alive for the next stage of EuroChallenge. The team grabbed necessary 70:67 victory over Olin Edirne to keep them winless.
ETHA gave themselves plenty to be proud of on Tuesday night as all of their hard work paid off as they picked up their second victory of the season defeating the Turkish team. Both sides started the contest tentatively and traded baskets for the majority of the first quarter. ETHA took 17:16 at the end of it, but trailed 2 points at the halftime. Kocaoglu brought 35:33 for his side and Abi scored for 41:33 early in the third. ETHA did their best to recover and Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) put them in front at 48:47 after three quarters. Joshua Jackson (188-SG-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Warner Pacific) later tied it all at 61:61 and Dabkus and again Joshua Jackson scored the last points for the winners.
Shawn Ray (194-SF-80, college: N.C.Central) poured in 19 points for the winners and Dejan Cup netted 15. Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) delivered 14, while Joshua Jackson scored 10. Chris Wright (185-G-89, college: Georgetown) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort and Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) added 17.

ETHA: Shawn Ray 19, Dejan Cup 15, Darryl Watkins 14, Joshua Jackson 10
Olin Edirne: Chris Wright 19, Vladimir Stimac 17


Eurochallenge: Round 4 - A home win and a road loss - by Chris Mammides
Both the Cyprus teams have now a record of 2-2 with the team of Etha giving the next two games away while the team of Keravnos giving the remaining two games at Strovolos.
The results tonight were as follows:

Artland Dragons Keravnos Strovolou 93-75

For the 4th round of Euro Challenge in Group H, the home team of Artland beat the team of Keravnos Strovolou after a great game where the Cyprus site played very good basketball but the Germans were more focused and more accurate from the parameter.
The first period was amazing for the Germans as they were able to overcome all the defensive tactics of Coach Yiannaras and at the same time were able to score 30 points! The Cyprus site started the game with the psychology of the first games result so the Germans found an easy task the first ten minutes. Keravnos scored only 20 points.
The second period though Coach Yiannaras did some changes and with smart basketball and good peripheral defense Keravnos was able to cut the deficit as the period ended with 15-22 for Keravnos with Ales Chan (215-C-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill) being the surprise of the Strovolos team in his best performing game since he arrived in Keravnos. The half time found the two teams in the 45-42 with a derby coming all the way as the Strovolos players were quite stubborn and didnt let the game end so easy for the Germans.
The 3rd period was like the first one for the Germans as with great percentages from the parameter and solid game in the paint where Trisokkas and Ales Chan couldnt defend against Anthony Anthony King (206-F/C-85, college: Miami, FL) and Hilliad who even though a short forward did many damages in the paint and in both edges. So the period ended with 27-19 in the weakest period for Keravnos as the 19 points betrayed the amazing struggle which the players of Keravnos performed against the Germans in the 2nd period. Even though the score after a shot by Hatcher went to just one point 51-50, 6.55 before the end of the 3rd quarter, from then and on, the Germans with Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City), Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH), Holston and Anthony King succeeded a 21-11 and gave an early end to the dreams of the Cyprus site as Moore, Trisokkas and Hatcher were in an average performance while Frazier and Moores turnovers couldnt give a certain stability to the Strovolos team. The score became 72-61.
The 4th period was tragic for Keravnos. The players of Coach Yiannaras dismantle in just one period all their attempts in the first three periods, with just five points scoring in the first six minutes of the last period and with Germans getting scores from Anthony King, Anthony Hilliard, Strasser and Holston, did an amazing 16-5 and put a tombstone in the dreams of Keravnos and their Head Coach Yiannaras for something better than a big defeat. With 5.25 minutes to go the game was actually finished as the difference was huge for Keravnos and the 89-68 was really unbreakable for Keravnoss performance as Mandache continue his turnovers, Strahinja Dragicevic (203-F-86) continue to be unstable from the parameter and Ales Chan was off due to his 5th personal foul 6.15 before the end of the game. The remaining minutes were suffering for Keravnos in general and the mind of Yiannaras players was simply to the derby against the Intercollege Etha in a couple of days.. It is worth mentioned the fact that the Germans had 23 assists against only 10 assist for the Cypriots.
Final score was 93-75 with the Germans being mathematically in the next round with a record of 4-0 while Keravnos is at the second position with a record of 2-2 waiting for tomorrow to see the winner between the French and the Hungarians.
Top scorers for the Germans were Anthony Anthony King and Anthony Anthony Hilliard with 17 points each which the ex player of Etha for another one game was magnificent as not only he scored 17 points but he dashed down 7 rebounds he had 3 assists and1 block shot in just 22 minutes in the court!
Top scorers:
Artland: Anthony King and Anthony Hilliard 17 per person, Nathan Peavy 14, Fenn 13, Holston 12, Strasser 10
Keravnos: Ales Chan 19 and 5 rebounds, Strahinja Dragicevic 12, Hatcher 11, Frazier 10

Intercollege Etha Engomis - Olin Edirne 70-67
In a game which had no simillarity with the first game between the two teams, in Andrianoupolis, the home team of Coach Konstantinidis finally beat the Turks with 70-67 and kept some hopes and some possibilities to go to the next round if they succeed at least one road win in the next two games which sounds a difficult task against the Russians and the Belgians who will probably get the two seats for the next round.
The game was a real derby as the Turks traveled in Cyprus for their honor and to at least add their rookie victory against the Cypriots.
The first period ended with 17-16 with both teams being careful mostly in their defense than in their offence.
The duet Chris Chris Wright (185-G-89, college: Georgetown) and Vlade Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87) did a very good job for the Turks and were able in the second period to get the lead with one point, 16-19 was the period and the overall score of the first half became 33-35.
The 3rd period with Shawn Ray (194-SF-80, college: N.C.Central) in great mood and with Dejan Dejan Cup (202-PF-83) in a role of doing a bit of everything and very good, Etha took the lead and ended the period with 15-12 and an overall score to 48-47.
The most exciting period was the 4th one as the Turks were more solid and took an initial difference of 2 and then of 6 points with 5 minutes to the end (50-56) Etha cut the deficit to the basket but the Turks with Vladimir Stimac dominating in the rebounding area took a new lead of 4, 57-61, with 3 minutes to the end. Etha balance the game in the 38th minute and took the vital victory with Dabkus scoring the last six points of his team while Chris Wright loose the chance to become the hero of his team as he lost the last 3 points shot in zero time.
Scorers:
Etha: Ray 19, Dejan Cup 15, 4 rebounds and 5 assists, Watkins 14 and 8 rebounds, Jackson 10
Oline Edirne: Vladimir Stimac 17 and 9 rebounds, Chris Wright 19 and 4 rebounds.




EuroChallenge: Artland Dragons continue to set the pace in Group H - by Eurobasket News
Artland Dragons- Keravnos 93:75

Artland Dragons continue to set the pace in Group H as they remain top with a 4-0 record after a 93:75 destruction of Keravnos on Tuesday night. The German side grabbed the comfortable victory and tied the Cyprus team record at 2-2.
The damage was done from the very outset as the hosts won the first period 30:20. The team from Cyprus however replied with 22-15 in the second frame but had no match in the second half. The Dragons won the third quarter 27-19 and added 21-14 in the lasts stanza. Grunheid closed the game with a dunk for the final result.
Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) and Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Anthony Hilliard%20Anthony&AgencyNm=Interperformances'>Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) poured in 17 points each, while Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH) netted 14. Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) delivered 13 and David Holston (170-G-86, college: Chicago St.) added 12. Ales Chan (215-C-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort and Strahinja Dragicevic (203-F-86) chipped in with 12. Mandache and Strahinja Dragicevic tried with the far shopts to cut the deficit but missed their chances.

Artland Dragons: Anthony Hilliard 17, Anthony King 17, Nathan Peavy 14, Darren Fenn 13, David Holston 12
Keravnos: Ales Chan 19, Strahinja Dragicevic 12


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EuroChallenge: Chorale de Roanne improved to 3-1 record in Group C - by Eurobasket News
Chorale de Roanne- BK Pardubice 88:73

Chorale de Roanne improved to 3-1 record in Group C of EuroChallenge. Chorale de Roanne defeated their biggest opponent Czech BK Pardubice at home 88:73.
The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. BK Pardubice was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded BK Pardubice 41-15 including a 14-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Chorale de Roanne players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Uche Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 4 assists and John John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) who added 17 points during the contest. Maurice Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) responded with 17 points and Corey Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) scored 15 points and 4 steals.
Just two games before the end of Regular Season and it may be the most important game of the season next round when BK Pardubice faces strong BK Prostejov trying to get back on the winning streak. Chorale de Roanne will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Hoverla at Frankivsk.

Roanne: John Holland 17, Uche Nsonwu-Amadi 15, Mouloukou Diabate (183-PG-87) 13, Alexis Tanghe (208-F/C-90, agency: Beo Basket) 11
BK Pardubice: Maurice Hampton 17, Corey Muirhead 15, Marcus Arnold (207-C/F-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Illinois) 15, Lukas Kotas (194-F-84) 9



Statistics from BK Loko Interconex Plzen - BK Prostejov 64:100 (Round 15) - by Surujh Roopnarine
BK Loko Interconex Plzen
4 Filip Smid: 16:41: 2pts, 6reb, 1ast, 1stl, 1to, 2FG: 1-2
7 Tomas Kubiznak: 18:28: 10pts, 3reb, 1ast, 1to, 2FG: 3-5, 3PT: 1-6, FT: 1-2
9 Pavel Frana (212-C-77): 24:48: 17pts, 5reb, 2ast, 2FG: 5-14, 3PT: 0-1, FT: 7-10
10 Kamil Riha: 13:46: 3pts, 1ast, 2FG: 0-1, 3PT: 1-5
14 Stepan Vrubl: 7pts, 1reb, 5ast, 2stl, 3to, 2FG: 2-7, 3PT: 0-5, FT: 3-43
15 Jan Suchy: 14:43: 2pts, 2reb, 1ast, 2FG: 1-1
21 Oldrich Lenhart: 5:08: 1reb, 1st, 2FG: 0-1, 3PT: 0-1
25 Jaroslav Kovanda: 13:40: 2pts, 2reb, 1ast, 2to, 2FG: 1-4
44 Ladislav Pecka: 21:41: 3pts, 3reb, 2FG: 1-5, FT: 1-2
51 Marek Kozlik: 19:34: 5pts, 2reb, 1ast, 1to, 2FG: 2-2, 3PT: 0-3, FT: 1-2
55 Vaclav Honomichl: 25:17: 13pts, 2reb, 1sto, 2to, 2FG: 2-3, 3PT: 2-2, FT: 3-6

BK Prostejov
4 Dusan Pandula: 15:30: 7pts, 4reb, 1ast, 1stl, 2FG: 2-5, 3PT: 1-3
5 Vojtech Bratcenkov: 11:28: 3pts, 5reb, 2ast, 1to, 3PT: 1-1
6 Matej Venta: 17:32: 17pts, 6reb, 2ast, 1to, 2FG: 5-5, 3PT: 1-3, FT: 4-4
7 Travis Peterson: 18:59: 9pts, 4reb, 2to, 2FG: 4-4, 3PT: 0-2, FT: 1-2
8 Bertengeh Cadri-Nicholson: 21:11: 13pts, 5reb, 1blk, 2FG: 5-7, FT: 3-3
9 Kamil Svrdlik: 18:49: 6pts, 2reb, 1to, 2FG: 3-5
10 Pavel Slezak: 17:25: 11pts, 2reb, 3ast, 1stl, 2FG: 4-5, 3PT: 1-2
11 Jaromir Bohacik: 19:05: 5pts, 1reb, 2ast, 1to, 2FG: 2-3, 3PT: 0-1, FT: 1-1
12 Jamar Smith: 20:18: 5pts, 1 reb, 3stl, 1to, 2FG: 1-1, 3PT: 1-4
13 Arvydas Eitutavicius (188-G-82, college: American): 26:08: 19pts, 3reb, 5ast, 1stl, 1to, 2FG: 6-9, 3PT: 2-3, FT: 1-2
14 Jaroslav Prasil: 13:35: 5pts, 1reb, 1ast, 2FG: 1-1, 3PT: 1-2



Full Box Score: http://www.cbf.cz/souteze/zapas_103213_soutez_491.html



EuroChallenge: BK Prostejov keep Hoverla winless - by Eurobasket News
BK Prostejov Hoverla 78:64

BK Prostejov keep Hoverla winless in EuroChallenge after four rounds. The Czech Republic team improved to 3-1 record after 78:64 win, while Ukrainian side dropped at 0-4.
It was a tough start for both teams that stayed close to each other in the first period. Svrdlik gave the hosts 20:18, while Slezak opened the second frame for 23:18. In the second frame BK Prostejov kept the opponents to just 9 points and enjoyed 37:27 halftime advantage. Pandula brought 48:29, while Eric Coleman (200-C-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: N.Iowa) reduced to 51:41. Matej Venta (187-G-84) nailed three to close the third period at 58:46 and BK Prostejov had no problems to win the game.
Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-C-83, college: Denver) stepped up with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford) added 12. Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana) notched 11 and Matej Venta scored 9. Yaroslav Lemyk (203-C-85) and Eric Coleman replied with 15 points each in the losing effort.

BK Prostejov: Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson 16+11 rebs, Travis Peterson 12, Jamar Smith 11, Matej Venta 9
Hoverla: Yaroslav Lemyk 15, Eric Coleman 15


EuroCup: Nymburk post third consecutive EuroCup win - by Eurobasket News
Rudupis - Nymburk 79:91

Nymburk are marching on in EuroCup season. The Czech champions registered the third straight win in Group C. They defeated Rudupis in Lithuania today to stay undefeated on top of the ladder. Petr Benda (203-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) nailed 22 points to pace the winners. Rudupis fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
Nymburk set the tone early in the encounter. They accumulated a 24:15 lead after ten minutes. Rudupis exploded with 29 points in the second term but the visitors matched the effort nearly and led by 8 points at halftime 44:52. Rudupis persisted trimming the margin to 5 points with one quarter remaining 63:68. But Nymburk dropped 23 points in the final stanza and escaped with the road win at the end. Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Washington) finished with 18 points, while Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) had 13 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Edgaras Zelionis (207-C-89) answered with 18 points for Rudupis. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) had 15 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in the loss.

Rudupis: Edgaras Zelionis 18, Adas Juskevicius 15
Nymburk: Petr Benda 22, Chester Simmons 18, Lamayne Wilson 13


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Grant, Levice19.5 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.2 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov17.9 
 5. Lowery, Chomutov17.9 
 6. Houska, BK Decin17.8 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.17.5 
 8. Hruban, USK Praha16.5 
 9. Longmire, Usti n.16.1 
 10. Arnold, BK Pardu.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.9.2 
 2. Votroubek, USK P.8.9 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.6 
 4. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.5 
 5. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 6. Meno, Svitavy7.5 
 7. Peterson, BK Prost.6.9 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.7 
 9. Hruby, Usti n.6.6 
 10. Field, BC Kolin6.4 
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. Vrubl, Plzen4.9 
 4. Wright, Chomutov4.6 
 5. George, Svitavy3.6 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 7. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.3 
 8. Boyer, BK Decin3.3 
 9. McFadden, Usti n.3.1 
 10. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava2.9 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.7 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 5. McFadden, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin2.0 
 7. Grant, Levice1.9 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 10. Longmire, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.8 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.7 
 3. Naymick, CEZ N.1.4 
 4. Grant, Levice1.3 
 5. Meno, Svitavy1.1 
 6. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 7. Houska, BK Decin0.8 
 8. Spralja, CEZ N.0.8 
 9. Votroubek, USK P.0.6 
 10. Kolovrat, B&W O.0.6 


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  DENMARK   


Durell shout out! - by Durell Vinson
Introduction
Whats up world? This is Durell Vinson aka Rell Vinson from Vineland, NJ ( southern New Jersey) that is. A graduate from Wagner College which is in Staten Island, New York. In my four years at Wagner we had a solid run at the league championship each year but came up short. My senior year we went 23-8 throughout the season which was the best record in school history. In 2007-2008 season I was 3rd in the nation in rebounding in Division 1 behind Michael Beasley and Jason Thompson ( also a south jersey product) which are both currently in the NBA.

Im now in my fourth year playing, now in Denmark top league for the Svendborg Rabbits. We are currently in first place with a 13-0 record. My team is now in the semi finals of the Danish cup also, which we have two upcoming games. My other three years I played in Finland's top league, which I surpass over 1000 rebounds and was top in the league in blocks last year.

In Europe your first year is always the most difficult one, getting use to a new surrounding with a new language and new way of life. But after that living over here gets much easier. You get used to the European way of life so it isnt that hard to get accustom to each country and teams ways. After the first year life just becomes a journey of experiences in different places that you play. Homesickness kicks in of course when your away from home for several months out the year, but pictures and the internet help to keep from being homesick. All my teammates in my years in Europe has spoken fairly good English so that has helped me to get settled in quite quickly. The food is also different in Europe. Salad is a big thing over here and fast food isnt big like it is back home in the states. So if you like your Taco Bells , KFC, Wendys, Popeyes and Burger King you will have to settle for McDonalds, which is the most common fast food place out here in Europe. The dollar is also not used in Europe. Some countries got their own currency but many use the Euro. My nickname for all the money in Europe is Monopoly money because all the different colors for the bill amounts.

The basketball in Europe compared to the States is different in my opinion. First, the refereeing is different, like the traveling calls and being able to hit the ball off the rim when its rolling on the cylinder. As an American you cant talk to many refs because they dont speak English that well. But overall being in Europe and playing a sport I love and the enjoyment of playing in front of different fans each year, makes me happy to wake up to my job. I give thanks to God for all the blessings me and all my fellow Americans that get the chance to further their career year in n year out has got!

Shout outs to my family, friends (My trainer Ike and the dungeon boys) Happy Holidays! Like to say Thank You Eurobasket for letting me post on your site!
Signing out
D. Vinson


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Harris, Horsens IC26.3 
 2. White, Aalborg25.8 
 3. Kingsley, Svendborg21.2 
 4. Henry, Naestved20.9 
 5. Rutherford, SISU20.6 
 6. Rasmussen, Vaerl.20.4 
 7. Bishop, Aalborg18.9 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj18.3 
 9. Bak, Horsholm17.2 
 10. Colman, Svendborg17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Bishop, Aalborg10.9 
 2. Glynn, Naestved10.3 
 3. St.John, Horsens10.3 
 4. Benjamin, Horsholm9.5 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj9.1 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj8.8 
 7. Colas, Horsholm8.6 
 8. Harris, Horsens IC8.6 
 9. Ba, Falcon8.2 
 10. Johansen, Naestv.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Henry, Naestved5.1 
 2. White, Aalborg4.6 
 3. McFarlane, Falcon4.2 
 4. Sakne, Horsens IC4.1 
 5. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 6. Colman, Svendborg3.8 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj3.6 
 8. Sattler, Horsens IC3.5 
 9. Iversen, Bakken3.3 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Henry, Naestved4.8 
 2. Wire, Vaerlose3.1 
 3. White, Aalborg2.5 
 4. Dennis, SISU2.5 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon2.1 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.2.0 
 7. Bishop, Aalborg2.0 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj1.8 
 9. Sattler, Horsens IC1.7 
 10. Nielsen, SISU1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jenard HARRISON
  SISU
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Harrison, SISU2.4 
 2. Bishop, Aalborg2.0 
 3. Phillips, Aabyhoj1.8 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.7 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj1.6 
 6. Colas, Horsholm1.6 
 7. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.5 
 8. Eleraky, Aalborg1.3 
 9. Vinson, Svendborg1.0 
 10. Larsen, Vaerlose0.9 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Ft.Wayne MA 1-0 
 2. Springfield A. 1-0 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 1-1 
 4. Dakota W. 1-1 
 5. Iowa E. 1-1 
 6. Canton C. 0-1 
 7. Maine RC 0-1 
 8. Erie Bay H. 0-2 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 2-0 
 2. Rio Grande VV 2-0 
 3. Tulsa 66ers 2-0 
 4. Los Angeles D. 2-1 
 5. Austin T. 1-0 
 6. Texas L. 0-1 
 7. Idaho S. 0-2 
 8. Reno B. 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Austin T.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 28
 1. Dentmon, Austin T.28.0 
 2. Johnson, Texas L.28.0 
 3. Garcia, Sioux F.28.0 
 4. Sloan, Erie Bay H.27.5 
 5. Butch, Bakersfi.27.5 
 6. Ahearn, Reno B.26.7 
 7. Costner, Los A.25.0 
 8. Franklin, Canton C.25.0 
 9. Johnson, Austin T.25.0 
 10. Thomas, Austin T.25.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamal SAMPSON
  Texas L.
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Sampson, Texas L.20.0 
 2. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers16.0 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.13.5 
 4. Lazare, Ft.Wayne.12.0 
 5. Stiemsma, Sioux F.12.0 
 6. Daniels, Erie B.11.5 
 7. Famous, Iowa E.11.5 
 8. Goldcamp, Erie B.11.0 
 9. Brown, Springfield10.0 
 10. Horner, Springfi.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 12
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.12.0 
 2. Sloan, Erie Bay H.11.0 
 3. Cooksey, Texas L.10.0 
 4. Farrakhan, Bakers.8.0 
 5. Ahearn, Reno B.8.0 
 6. Tinsley, Los A.7.7 
 7. Galloway, Idaho S.7.0 
 8. Dentmon, Austin T.7.0 
 9. Bozeman, Reno B.6.7 
 10. Hayes, Maine RC6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lawrence HILL
  Texas L.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hill, Texas L.5.0 
 2. Franklin, Canton C.5.0 
 3. Harris, Rio G.3.5 
 4. Hurdle, Springfi.3.0 
 5. Rogers, Texas L.3.0 
 6. Spates, Springfi.3.0 
 7. Jackson, Ft.Wayne.3.0 
 8. Millsap, Los A.3.0 
 9. Hamilton, Los A.2.7 
 10. Ubiles, Dakota W.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Will FOSTER
  Idaho S.
  (226-C-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Foster, Idaho S.6.0 
 2. Stiemsma, Sioux F.5.0 
 3. Major, Bakersfi.3.0 
 4. Thompson, Erie B.3.0 
 5. Goldcamp, Erie B.2.5 
 6. Higgins, Erie B.2.0 
 7. Franklin, Canton C.2.0 
 8. Anderson, Dakota2.0 
 9. Wright, Maine RC2.0 
 10. Gladness, Dakota2.0 


Springfield Armor land Jeff Foote - by Eurobasket News
Jeff Foote (7'0''-C-88, college: Cornell) will continue his career in D-League. The centre has agreed on terms of contract with the Springfield Armor. Last season Jeff Foote started with Maccabi Tel-Aviv. He appeared in just one game before Maccabi sent him to Melilla Basket on loan. Jeff Foote posted 7.7 points, 6.6 boards and 2.0 blocks per game in LEB Gold. The centre spent this pre-season in Poland with Zastal ZG. He never signed a deal. Jeff Foote graduated from the Cornell University in 2010. He was named All-Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season. The player delivered 12.3 points, 8.1 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.9 blocks per appearance in the season. The centre also made it onto NABC Division I All-District 13 1st Team.

Reno Bighorns defeated by Los Angeles D-Fenders - by Eurobasket News
The Reno Bighorns fell to the Los Angeles D-Fenders 135-103 on Monday in a road game.

Blake Ahearn (6'2''-PG-84, college: Missouri St.) led the Bighorns with 24 points and 10 assists while Nick Fazekas (6'11''-F-85, college: Nevada) added 21 points and 7 rebounds. The D-Fenders were led by Brian Hamilton (6'6''-F-82, college: La-Lafayette) with 26 points and 5 rebounds.

Another tough loss, said Fazekas, who shot 10 of 14 from the field. We did some things well but a lot of things bad. We have a lot of work to do but its a long year and we are a work in progress.

The game featured the first overall picks in the previous two NBA D-League Drafts. Fazekas was taken first in the 2010 draft while Jamaal Tinsley was taken first in the 2011 draft. At times during the game, they would go back and forth, with Fazekas scoring in the post and Tinsley controlling the game with 13 assists.

Both teams started the game with offensive efficiency. The Bighorns got easy buckets from Fazekas by slowing down the tempo and looking for the big man in the post. Fazekas capitalized with an array of hook shots and floaters that proved to be effective. Meanwhile, the D-Fenders used an up-tempo offensive rhythm to get easy buckets on fast breaks and the first quarter ended tied at 38.

The second quarter saw the Bighorns start fast and take over the lead, but it wouldn't last long. The D-Fenders pressured defensively, forcing the Bighorns into turnovers which led to easy points on the other end of the floor. Brian Costner scored 20 points in the half while the D-Fenders built a 76-61 lead going into halftime. Ahearn finished the half with 16 points and 5 assists to lead the Bighorns, while Fazekas added 15 points and 4 rebounds.

The D-Fenders continued the defensive pressure throughout the second half, leading to easy points off turnovers. They shot 62.5% from the field, including 66.7% from the behind the three-point line. Bighorns Zach Graham played well in his first start with the team, chipping in 23 points and 6 rebounds in the loss.

The Bighorns next game is Wednesday in El Segundo against the D-Fenders. The team returns to Reno on Friday for their home opener against the Jam at the Reno Events Center.

Courtesy of www.rgj.com


Los Angeles D-Fenders acquire Elijah Millsap - by Eurobasket News
Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) is a new player of the Los Angeles D-Fenders. They acquired him from the Tulsa 66ers in exchange for a 2012 second round draft pick. Millsap played for Tulsa in 2010/11 season. He had 15.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.2 spg for 53 games. It was his rookie year. Elijah Millsap graduated at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. He had 16.1 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1.8 apg and 1.6 spg for his school as a senior. He transferred to UAB from Louisiana-Lafayette in 2008. Millsap was named All-Sun Belt Freshman of the Year -07. In 2010, he was awarded with All-C-USA 1st Team -10.

LA D-Fenders Roll to 135-103 Victory over Reno Bighorns in Home Opener - by Surujh Roopnarine
Theres nothing like a taste of home-cooking. That must have been the sentiment for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, as they opened their 2011-12 home schedule with a resounding 135-103 victory over the visiting Reno Bighorns. The D-Fenders (2-1) had split their first two games of the season by a combined three-points, on the road versus Dakota over the weekend, but on Monday night there was no question as to who the dominant team was. Eric Musselman's club set a franchise record for largest margin of victory and fell just three points shy of the team record for points scored in a single game.
LA could not miss, shooting 62.5% from the field, including an amazing 10-15 from behind the arc. They almost shot a better percentage from three (66.7% versus the free-throw line (67.69%)! Veteran forward Brian Hamilton (6'6''-F-82, college: La-Lafayette) led the way with a game-high 26 points, but Brandon Costner (6'9''-F-87, college: N.Carolina St.) (22), Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) (22) and Courtney Fortson (5'11''-SG-88, college: Arkansas) (21) all reached the 20-point plateau. Both teams came out on fire to start the game and the score was actually tied at 38 apiece after one quarter, but Reno could not match the onslaught by the D-Fenders, as they fall to 0-3 on the season. A trio of Bighorns players also scored 20-plus points apiece, led by Blake Ahearn (6'2''-PG-84, college: Missouri St.)s 24. NBA veteran guard Jamaal Tinsley (6'3''-G-78, college: Iowa St.) did not have impress on the offensive-end in his home-debut, finishing with just three-points on 1-4 shooting, but he did run the team effectively, dishing out a game-high 13 assists as opposed to just three turnovers.
BIGHORNS: Blake Ahearn (24pts+10ast+5to), Zach Graham (23pts+6reb+5to), Nick Fazekas (21pts+7reb), Cedric Bozeman (14pts+7ast)
D-FENDERS: Brian Hamilton (26pts+5reb), Elijah Millsap (22pts+7reb), Brandon Costner (22pts+6reb), Courtney Fortson (21pts+8reb+8ast)



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  ESTONIA   


KML Round 10: Top-ranked Tartu Ulikool wins another game - by Eurobasket News
KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Tln Kalev (3-6) 105-83. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. Tln Kalev managed to win fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tartu Ulikool dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Tln Kalev's 44. Tartu Ulikool forced 20 Tln Kalev turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Bill Amis (205-F-87, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. International forward Tanel Kurbas (197-88) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Tln Kalev. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Tartu Ulikool have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with six games lost. Tartu Ulikool are looking forward to face Rapla (#4) on the road in the next round. Tln Kalev will play against Rapla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Parnu supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Kalev/Cramo (7-1) played at the court of 7th ranked KK Parnu (1-7). Kalev/Cramo smashed KK Parnu 97-75. International forward Joosep Toome (202-85) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Kristjan Kitsing chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side center Toomas Raadik (202-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Defending champion maintains second position with 7-1 record behind leader Tartu Ulikool. KK Parnu lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Kalev/Cramo will play against league's leader Tartu Ulikool on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KK Parnu will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 10 bottom-ranked Valga/CKE was smashed by Kalev/Cramo on the road 67-48.


Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 75-97

The game in Parnu supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Kalev/Cramo (7-1) played at the court of 7th ranked KK Parnu (1-7). Kalev/Cramo smashed KK Parnu 97-75. The game without a history. Kalev/Cramo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 30. They outrebounded KK Parnu 34-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. Kalev/Cramo players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. KK Parnu was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. International forward Joosep Toome (202-85) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international power forward Kristjan Kitsing (201-90) chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side center Toomas Raadik (202-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) scored 12 points and 4 steals. Five Kalev/Cramo and four KK Parnu players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains second position with 7-1 record behind leader Tartu Ulikool. KK Parnu lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. Kalev/Cramo will play against league's leader Tartu Ulikool on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KK Parnu will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: K.Kitsing 17+3reb+2ast, J.Toome 15+4reb+3ast, M.Riis 14+2reb+5ast, R.Tamm 13+6reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 11+3reb+4ast, M.Schleicher 11+5reb+2ast
Parnu: T.Raadik 22+11reb+1ast, R.Raap 12+2reb+3ast, K.Voolaid 11+5reb, E.Tamsalu 10+3ast, T.Hamarsalu 8+3reb, R.Karner 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 150115


Tartu Ulikool - Tln Kalev 105-83

KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Tln Kalev (3-6) 105-83. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. Tln Kalev managed to win fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tartu Ulikool dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Tln Kalev's 44. Tartu Ulikool forced 20 Tln Kalev turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Tln Kalev helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Bill Amis (205-87, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. International forward Tanel Kurbas (197-88) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. American forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Russian center Aleksei Fedortchuk (210-86, agency: RIZO) added 20 points in the effort for Tln Kalev. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with six games lost. Tartu Ulikool are looking forward to face Rapla (#4) on the road in the next round. Tln Kalev will play against Rapla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: B.Amis 18+11reb+2ast, A.Paade 18+4reb, T.Kurbas 18+5reb+2ast, K.Saage 15+2reb, R.Veideman 15+3reb+2ast, S.Leppik 8+1reb+3ast
Tln Kalev: A.Fedortchuk 20+4reb+1ast, M.Shaw 19+7reb, R.Roos 11+1reb+1ast, M.Paiste 9+5reb+2ast, B.Raley-Ross 8+3reb+1ast, I.Tulit 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 150116


Kalev/Cramo - Valga/CKE 67-48

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Kalev/Cramo (7-1) crushed bottom-ranked Valga/CKE (1-10) in Tallinn 67-48. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. Valga/CKE was better in fourth quarter 18-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Valga/CKE to just 7 points in third quarter. Kalev/Cramo forced 19 Valga/CKE turnovers and outrebounded them 44-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. International guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) scored 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) chipped in 14 points during the contest. At the losing side the former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Defending champion maintains second position with 7-1 record behind leader Tartu Ulikool. Valga/CKE lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Kalev/Cramo will play against league's leader Tartu Ulikool on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Valga/CKE will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: R.Tamm 14+3reb+3ast, G.Dorbek 11+7reb+4ast, G.Arbet 11+4reb+3ast, K.Kitsing 8+6reb+1ast, M.Riis 8+2reb+2ast, K.Saks 6+7reb+2ast
Valga/CKE: V.Vares 17+8reb+1ast, E.Cunda 10+7reb+5ast, S.Cricelli 8+8reb+2ast, M.Allorg 7+2reb, R.Petersonig 3, A.Vasar 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 150117




Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 8-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 7-1 
 3. Tarvas 6-3 
 4. Rapla 5-3 
 5. TTU/Kalev 4-5 
 6. Tln Kalev 3-6 
 7. Parnu 1-7 
 8. Valga/CKE 1-10 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Illimar PILK
  TT.
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Pilk, TT.18.3 
 2. Raley-Ross, Tln K.17.6 
 3. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool16.0 
 4. Soo, Rapla15.5 
 5. Cipruss, Tarvas15.0 
 6. Arnold, TT.14.8 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.14.6 
 8. Raap, Parnu14.6 
 9. Raadik, Parnu14.5 
 10. Laane, Rapla13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TT.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Arnold, TT.10.4 
 2. Cipruss, Tarvas10.2 
 3. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 4. Amis, Tartu Ulikool8.4 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla8.3 
 6. Cricelli, Va.7.6 
 7. Fedortchuk, Tln K.7.1 
 8. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 9. Allingu, Tartu U.7.0 
 10. Keedus, TT.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cunda, Va.4.5 
 2. Kriisa, Tarvas4.1 
 3. Laane, Rapla3.9 
 4. Pilk, TT.3.9 
 5. Dorbek, Tarvas3.8 
 6. Raap, Parnu3.6 
 7. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 8. Keedus, TT.3.4 
 9. Veideman, Tartu U.3.0 
 10. Sokk, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Tartu Ulikool
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.4 
 2. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.4 
 3. Karner, Parnu2.4 
 4. Cunda, Va.2.4 
 5. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tln K.2.1 
 8. Kaldre, Rapla2.1 
 9. Saks, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 2. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.9 
 3. Fedortchuk, Tln K.1.6 
 4. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 6. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 7. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 8. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 9. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 
 10. Veski, Tarvas0.7 


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Armia add Cliff Hawkins and Matt Freije - by Eurobasket News
Armia add Cliff Hawkins (186-G-81, college: Kentucky) and Freije Matt (207-F-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Vanderbilt) to their roster.
Cliff Hawkins arrives from Poland where he spent last three seasons. In 2008-2009 he started as a try-out at AZS Koszalin (Poland-PLK, starting five), but in Dec.'08 moved to Bank BPS Basket Kwidzyn (Poland-PLK, starting five). In 15 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 75.0%.
In 2009-2010 he played for Trefl Sopot (Poland-PLK, starting five) and averaged 10.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 39.4%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 58.8%.
In 2010-2011 Cliff moved to PBG Basket Poznan (Poland-PLK, starting five) and in 25 games had 6.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 59.7%.
Freije Matt played mostly abroad over the last few seasons. In 2009 he played for Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico-BSN, starting five) and in 30 games averaged 20.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 41.6%, FT: 76.9%. In 2009-2010 he moved to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A): only for international tournaments. In May signed at Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico-BSN) and showed 15.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 82.9%. In Dec.'10 signed at Hebraica Macabi (Uruguay-LUB) and after 13 games showed 15.4ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 6.5%. In March signed at Maratonistas de Coamo (Puerto Rico-BSN, starting five) and had 12.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 71.0%, left in June.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Deron WILLIAMS
  Besiktas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Williams, Besiktas33.7 
 2. Roll, Antwerp23.3 
 3. Delaney, Chalon22.3 
 4. Washington, Turk T.22.0 
 5. Holland, Roanne21.3 
 6. Stanojevic, Karsi.21.0 
 7. Gaines, Armia19.0 
 8. Clemente, Nitra18.7 
 9. Peavy, Art.Dragons18.7 
 10. Chatman, Karsiya.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pranas SKURDAUSKAS
  Arkad.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Skurdauskas, Arkad.12.0 
 2. Thomas, Armia11.7 
 3. Bader, Szolnok11.0 
 4. Willard, Ventspils11.0 
 5. Kjellbom, Armia10.7 
 6. Stanojevic, Karsi.10.5 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 8. Ignerski, N.Nov.9.3 
 9. Mejri, Antwerp9.0 
 10. Jefferson, Triumph8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom10.7 
 2. Danek, Arkadia7.5 
 3. Moore, Keravnos6.3 
 4. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 5. Diaz, Armia6.0 
 6. Eldridge, Minsk-20.6.0 
 7. Holston, Art.Drag.5.8 
 8. Brown, EWE Baskets5.7 
 9. Pierce, Sokhumi5.5 
 10. Gaines, Armia5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Denis CLEMENTE
  Nitra
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Clemente, Nitra4.3 
 2. Danek, Arkadia3.0 
 3. Pandula, BK Prost.3.0 
 4. Miles, Krasnie Kri.3.0 
 5. Moore, Keravnos2.8 
 6. Frazier, Keravnos2.8 
 7. Schilb, Chalon2.7 
 8. Morris, U.Mobite.2.7 
 9. Rush, Krasnie Kril.2.5 
 10. Young, Ventspils2.3 
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. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Saunders, Goett.2.0 
 6. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.1.7 
 7. Erden, Besiktas1.7 
 8. Hodge, Minsk-20061.5 
 9. Watkins, Etha1.5 
 10. Knox, Minsk-20061.4 


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


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Fabien CAUSEUR
  Cholet
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Causeur, Cholet22.7 
 2. Young, Ventspils21.0 
 3. Kemp, Besiktas21.0 
 4. Massey, Lokomotiv20.7 
 5. Minard, Azovmash19.2 
 6. Caner-Medley, Vale.18.7 
 7. Ray, Krka18.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA17.3 
 9. Sims, VEF Riga17.0 
 10. Giddens, PAOK16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah MASSEY
  Lokomotiv
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massey, Lokomotiv10.7 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.3 
 3. Willard, Ventspils10.0 
 4. Giddens, PAOK9.7 
 5. Roberts, Lietuvos.9.3 
 6. Lee, BC Donetsk9.3 
 7. Booker, Oostende8.8 
 8. Falker, Cholet8.3 
 9. Dagli, Besiktas8.0 
 10. Lishchuk, Valencia7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Deron WILLIAMS
  Besiktas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Williams, Besiktas8.0 
 2. Becirovic, Benetto.8.0 
 3. Planinic, Khimky5.7 
 4. Rochestie, Le Mans5.6 
 5. Markovic, Valencia5.5 
 6. Chatman, Karsiyaka5.5 
 7. Wood, ALBA5.3 
 8. Draper, Cedevita5.3 
 9. Moore, PGE Turow5.0 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shawn RAY
  Etha
  (194-SF-80)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ray, Etha4.5 
 2. Massey, Lokomotiv4.0 
 3. de Randamie, Groni.3.0 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.7 
 5. Beverley, Spart.2.6 
 6. De Nicolao, Benett.2.5 
 7. Draper, Cedevita2.3 
 8. Quinn, Khimky2.3 
 9. Wyatt, Groningen2.3 
 10. Minard, Azovmash2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Muldrow, Aris3.0 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.2.7 
 3. Naymick, CEZ N.2.7 
 4. Fofana, AS.2.0 
 5. Wyatt, Groningen2.0 
 6. Boukichou, Oosten.2.0 
 7. Massey, Lokomotiv1.7 
 8. Scalabrine, Benett.1.7 
 9. Edwards, PGE Turow1.7 
 10. Troutman, B.Mue.1.7 


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


Parkerless but Hopeful - by Philip Mulryne
Asvel Basket grasped an important victory at Belgium against Telenet Oostende with 50-73. There is no Tony Parker or Ronny Turiaf and Asvel felt it in the first quarter. They had difficulty in organising offense and the hosts, spearheaded by Chris Booker and his 8 points take the advantage with 17-11. However, starting from mid second quarter, Oostende found no ways to score and Kim Tillie solved the offense problem for Asvel. French international recorded 14 points and Bangaly Fofana helped with 4 offensive rebounds (total 7). After halftime score 28-30, guests started to open the gap and never looked back. Individual efforts from Kennedy Winston or Jason Rich did not help; Oostende is at the bottom of the Group D with 0-3. Pierre Vincent and his youngsters now sits at the second place with 2-1.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-PG-82)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.21.3 
 2. Teletovic, Caja L.21.2 
 3. Domercant, Unics18.2 
 4. McCalebb, Montepa.18.2 
 5. Carroll, Real Madr.18.2 
 6. Weems, Zalgiris17.8 
 7. Gallinari, Armani17.0 
 8. Banic, Gescrap BB16.8 
 9. Motiejunas, Asseco16.3 
 10. Mallet, Spirou15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA9.0 
 2. Necas, CEZ Nymburk8.0 
 3. Macvan, Partizan7.8 
 4. May, KK.7.4 
 5. Kasun, KK.7.3 
 6. Moerman, Nancy7.2 
 7. Motiejunas, Asseco7.2 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy7.2 
 9. Slaughter, Brose B.6.8 
 10. Freeland, Unicaja6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  FCB Regal
  (191-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Huertas, FCB Regal6.2 
 2. Rodriguez, Real M.6.2 
 3. Blassingame, Assec.5.3 
 4. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 5. Rice, Lietuvos.5.3 
 6. Batum, Nancy5.2 
 7. Teodosic, CSKA5.2 
 8. Cook, Armani MI5.0 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.0 
 10. Linehan, Nancy4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tarence KINSEY
  Anadolu .
  (200-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kinsey, Anadolu2.7 
 2. Prigioni, Caja L.2.5 
 3. Sefolosha, Fener.U.2.3 
 4. Kirilenko, CSKA2.2 
 5. Lafayette, Asseco2.0 
 6. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 7. Eidson, FCB Regal2.0 
 8. McCalebb, Montepa.1.8 
 9. Diamantidis, Panat.1.8 
 10. Ilyasova, Anadolu1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA3.2 
 2. Ibaka, Real Madrid2.0 
 3. Riddick, Spirou1.9 
 4. Vazquez, FCB Regal1.7 
 5. Perovic, FCB Regal1.6 
 6. Marconato, Bennet1.4 
 7. Kinsey, Anadolu1.3 
 8. Valanciunas, Lietu.1.3 
 9. Zoric, Unicaja1.3 
 10. Ilyasova, Anadolu1.3 


Andrei Kirilenko out for rest of the year - by Eurobasket News
Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) will be sidelined for the remainder of 2011 due to a shoulder injury. His team CSKA Moscow announced this news on Monday. Kirilenko injured his left shoulder after crashing to the floor while attempting a steal in a Russian League game a week ago. Andrei Kirilenko appeared 5 times so far in Euroleague averaging 13.8 points, 9 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Kirilenko leads all Euroleague players in rebounds (9 rpg), blocks (3.2 bpg) and performance index rating (29.4 pg). He was named MVP for October. Kirilenko also was MVP of Round 1 and Round 5. CSKA Moscow has perfect 6-0 record in Group B. They already secured a ticket for Top 16. CSKA will meet Brose Baskets on tomorrow.

MVP for November: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow - by Eurobasket News
For the first time in its eight-year history, the Euroleague Basketball's award for the best player each month will go to the same team twice in a row as Nenad Krstic (213-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) of CSKA Moscow has been chosen bwin MVP for November. CSKA is one of just two Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams undefeated through six games, and Krstic has had everything to do with preserving that perfection in November. The 28-year-old center, playing his first season for CSKA, got more and more efficient as the month progressed. CSKA followed a pair of road victories, over KK Zagreb and Panathinaikos Athens, with a pair of home wins against Unicaja and Zalgiris Kaunas. Krstic had a key role in all four games, but was biggest when it counted most. In the middle of the month, he posted his first double-double of the season against previously undefeated Panathinaikos. To end it, he had his career-high performance index rating against Zalgiris days after CSKA faced the sudden loss of its leader and the bwin October MVP, forward Andrei Kirilenko, to a broken nose and concussion. In the precise game when teammates could have been brought down by uncertainty, Krstic stepped up to make CSKA the first team to qualify for the Top 16. His extraordinarily solid, month-long effort was more than enough for Krstic to be chosen the bwin MVP for November.

The bwin MVP of the Month honor is now in its eighth season. Although statistics and performance index ratings are taken into consideration for the award, they alone do not determine who is honored. The winner is named by Euroleague Basketball based on his and his team's performance. The award for November was decided based on the four regular season games that all teams played between November 1 and November 24. The five games being played on Wednesday, November 30 will be included in considerations for the December award. Euroleague Basketball partner bwin is the sponsor of the MVP of the Month award. Just as the best Euroleague player each month combines performance and leadership for success, so does bwin's sponsorship communicate its conviction to be the best betting brand in European basketball.

CSKA opened November, the same month that it fell out of Top 16 contention a year ago, with its widest margin of victory in almost eight years, winning 89-47 on the road against KK Zagreb, which subsequently won its next two home games. On that night, however, Krstic scored 11 of his game-high 15 points before halftime, when CSKA was up 20 points. He also had 5 rebounds and 2 of the 9 blocks that tied CSKA's team high in the Euroleague this century. Next, CSKA stayed on the road for a showdown of undefeated teams, visiting defending champs Panathinaikos. This time, Krstic was his team's second-best scorer with 13 points, but did even more damage on the boards, with a floor-high 11 rebounds, including 6 on the offensive glass. His free throws tied and sent the game to overtime, where he scored the first basket, sending CSKA on its way to a memorable road win before 16,000 Panathinaikos fans. Back home in Moscow for November's third game, Krstic was nothing but solid with 12 points, 7 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block in 26 minutes without a turnover. The next week, with the absence of Kirilenko the big story, Krstic outdid himself against Zalgiris. He put the team on his back by making 7 of 8 two-point shots and 7 of 9 free throws for 21 points. He added 7 rebounds, 2 assists and a block. Again, Krstic had no turnovers, and in fact finished November with just 2 in almost 100 minutes of play. He also boasted November averages of 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block while shooting 61% on two-pointers and 72% at the free throw line. What's more, his production was totally dependable, until CSKA needed more from him and then he came through against Zalgiris with the highest performance index rating, 33, of his Euroleague career.

By the time November was over, Krstic ranked fourth among all Euroleague players during the regular season in average index rating (21.7 per game), 13th in scoring (15.2 ppg.), 10th in rebounds (6.7 rpg.) and second in offensive rebounds (4 orpg.) On a per-minute basis, he ranks behind only Kirilenko in performance index rating, a remarkable coincidence of two ultra-efficient big men on the same team. And CSKA fans will get to celebrate their good fortune when Nenad Krstic receives his bwin MVP award for November at an upcoming home game.

Courtesy of Euroleague


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Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Baxley, Lapua27.8 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.26.1 
 3. Manning, Huima22.8 
 4. Williams, Lapua22.7 
 5. Nofflet, Oulun N.22.6 
 6. Henderson, Porvoo.21.8 
 7. Reed, Lapua21.3 
 8. Stamper, Pyrin.20.3 
 9. January, BC Nokia19.6 
 10. Green, Ura Basket19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.9 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.7 
 3. Bojang, FoKoPo12.1 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia10.8 
 5. January, BC Nokia10.8 
 6. Britton, Huima10.6 
 7. Coleman, FoKoPo10.0 
 8. Green, Ura Basket9.8 
 9. Stamper, Pyrin.9.7 
 10. Andrews, Ura B.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Sami IKAVALKO
  FoKoPo
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Ikavalko, FoKoPo5.4 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.4.7 
 3. Manning, Huima4.4 
 4. Henderson, Porvoo.4.3 
 5. Jackson, Lapua4.2 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia4.0 
 7. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.5 
 8. Viertola, Huima3.4 
 9. Lehtila, Ura Basket3.0 
 10. Silvonen, ToPo A.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Lapua3.0 
 2. Bojang, FoKoPo2.3 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.1 
 4. January, BC Nokia2.1 
 5. Little, Porvoon2.0 
 6. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia1.9 
 8. Nieminen, SayRi1.8 
 9. Phillips, Oulun N.1.8 
 10. Green, Ura Basket1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.4 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.1.9 
 3. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.2 
 4. Cooper, SayRi1.1 
 5. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.1.0 
 6. Townes, BC Nokia1.0 
 7. Molenius, FoKoPo1.0 
 8. January, BC Nokia0.8 
 9. Henderson, Porvoo.0.8 
 10. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.7 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.3 
 2. Blue, KTP20.7 
 3. Holloway, Salon V.20.5 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.6 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto19.3 
 6. Ivey, Nilan Bisons18.9 
 7. Newson, Kataja18.7 
 8. Brooks, Namika L.18.6 
 9. Johnson, Korihait18.0 
 10. Tiedeman, LrNM.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.6 
 2. Blue, KTP10.9 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.4 
 4. McDade, Nilan B.8.8 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 6. Newson, Kataja8.7 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto8.6 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.6 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.2 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Petri VIRTANEN
  Kataja
  (183-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.3 
 4. Walker, Kataja4.1 
 5. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 6. Sarcevic, KTP3.9 
 7. Haynes, LrNM.3.8 
 8. Vanzant, Korihait3.4 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.3 
 10. Moore, Korihait3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.8 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.6 
 3. Sten, Kataja2.5 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.4 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.1 
 6. Sarcevic, KTP2.1 
 7. Jordan, Kouvot1.8 
 8. Haynes, LrNM.1.8 
 9. Brooks, Namika L.1.8 
 10. Holloway, Salon V.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.8 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.1 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 5. Jones, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. Price, Kataja0.9 
 7. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 
 9. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 
 10. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.7 


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  FRANCE   


EuroCup: VEF Riga add to Cholet woes - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga - Cholet 69:53

VEF Riga overcame Cholet in Latvian capital tonight to record the second EuroCup win in the season. Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) stepped up with 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead well-balanced effort from the hosts. Cholet on the other hand suffered the third loss in a row at the tournament.
VEF Riga surged ahead early in the game posting a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. Cholet however struck right back in the second term. The French team held their opponents to 8 points in the period erasing the deficit. Cholet established a 36:32 halftime advantage. VEF Riga reacted with a stifling defence and agressive offence in the third term. The Latvian side went on a 22:10 run to ensure a comfortable 8-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Cholet scored just 7 points in the fourth term losing the battle. Antanas Kavaliauskas (208-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) provided 13 points, while Tyler Cain (203-F-88, college: S.Dakota) added 12 in the win. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) responded with 15 points for Cholet. Randal Falker (201-F-85, college: S.Illinois) had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the losing case.

VEF Riga: Courtney Sims 14, Antanas Kavaliauskas 13, Tyler Cain 12
Cholet: Fabien Causeur 15, Randal Falker 12+13 boards


EuroCup: Gravelines celebrate victory in Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel Jerusalem - Gravelines 75:91

Gravelines stormed past Jerusalem in the fourth quarter to seal the road win in Group A of EuroCup regular season. Rudy Jomby (197-G/F-88) nailed 19 points to pace the visitors as they climbed at 3-0 record in the ladder. Hapoel Jerusalem suffered the second defeat in three games played.
Gravelines looked solid in the opening frame. The French team was not about to lose their first game in the season as they posted a 22:17 lead. Gravelines exploded with 31 points in the second quarter to stretch the margin. They built a 12-point halftime lead. Jerusalem stopped the rot in the third quarter. The hosts finally adjusted their offence and narrowed the gap to 5 points with ten minutes remaining. But Gravelines stunned the home team with a 20:8 rally in the final frame to celebrate a well-deserved win. Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) accounted for 18 points, while Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH) added 12 in the victory. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) had 20 points for Jerusalem. Brian Randle (203-F-85) chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Hapoel Jerusalem: D.J. Strawberry 20, Brian Randle 15
Gravelines: Rudy Jomby 19, Andrew Albicy 18, Juby Johnson 12


EuroCup: Lietuvos Rytas ease past Le Mans in France - by Eurobasket News
Le Mans - Lietuvos Rytas 62:79

Lietuvos Rytas piling up victories in EuroCup regular season. They fired past Le Mans in France to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group F. Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) knocked down 15 points to pace the visitors. Le Mans suffered the third loss in a row meanwhile.
Le Mans got to a perfect start. The hosts shut down their opponents to take a 20:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Lietuvos Rytas came up with a decent answer. The Lithuanian team went on a 26:12 run in the second quarter to establish a 38:32 halftime lead. The third term was completely dominated by the visitors. Lietuvos Rytas overwhelmed the hosts 24:7 to secure a 23-point lead with one quarter remaining. Lietuvos Rytas never looked back afterwards cruising to the win at the end. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) and Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) finished with 12 points each in the victory. Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) had 17 points for Le Mans. Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82, college: Bradley) delivered 11 points in the loss.

Le Mans: Alex Acker 17, Marcellus Sommerville 11
Lietuvos Rytas: Steponas Babrauskas 15, Tyrese Rice 12, Renaldas Seibutis 12


EuroCup: Asvel keep on winning without Parker and Turiaf - by Eurobasket News
Oostende - Asvel 53:70

Asvel registered the second EuroCup win. They upset Oostende in Belgium even without their star duo of Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf. The French outfit improved at 2-1 record, while dropping Oostende at 0-3 in Group D. Kim Tillie (210-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Utah) stepped up with 14 points to lead the visitors.
Oostende got to a dreamy start. The hosts held their opponents to 11 points in the opening ten minutes to build a 6-point lead. Asvel stopped the rot in the second quarter. The French team adjusted their offence and pulled ahead for a 30:28 halftime lead. Asvel maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. The visitors secured a 7-point buffer heading into the final period. Asvel outgunned the home team 21:11 in the final stanza to celebrate a well-deserved win at the end. Hilton Armstrong (208-C/F-84, college: Connecticut) and Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) accounted for 12 points each for the winners. Oostende replied with 11 points from Christopher Booker (208-F/C-81, college: Purdue). Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the loss.

Oostende: Christopher Booker 11, Dragisa Drobnjak 10
Asvel: Kim Tillie 14, Hilton Armstrong 12, Edwin Jackson 12


EuroChallenge: Chorale de Roanne improved to 3-1 record in Group C - by Eurobasket News
Chorale de Roanne- BK Pardubice 88:73

Chorale de Roanne improved to 3-1 record in Group C of EuroChallenge. Chorale de Roanne defeated their biggest opponent Czech BK Pardubice at home 88:73.
The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. BK Pardubice was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded BK Pardubice 41-15 including a 14-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Chorale de Roanne players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Uche Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 4 assists and John John Holland (195-G/F-88, college: Boston U.) who added 17 points during the contest. Maurice Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) responded with 17 points and Corey Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) scored 15 points and 4 steals.
Just two games before the end of Regular Season and it may be the most important game of the season next round when BK Pardubice faces strong BK Prostejov trying to get back on the winning streak. Chorale de Roanne will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Hoverla at Frankivsk.

Roanne: John Holland 17, Uche Nsonwu-Amadi 15, Mouloukou Diabate (183-PG-87) 13, Alexis Tanghe (208-F/C-90, agency: Beo Basket) 11
BK Pardubice: Maurice Hampton 17, Corey Muirhead 15, Marcus Arnold (207-C/F-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Illinois) 15, Lukas Kotas (194-F-84) 9



Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.22.8 
 2. Parker, AS.20.3 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.19.4 
 4. Morlende, Hyeres-T.19.3 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans18.9 
 6. Schilb, Chalon18.1 
 7. Williams, Paris-.17.3 
 8. Batista, Le Mans17.3 
 9. Cox, Le Havre17.1 
 10. Batum, Nancy17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Pau-Lacq.
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.6 
 2. Mahinmi, Le Havre8.8 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.3 
 4. Hamilton, Paris-.7.9 
 5. Jackson, Roanne7.6 
 6. Sy, Orleans7.4 
 7. Aminu, Chalon7.3 
 8. Turiaf, AS.7.3 
 9. Falker, Cholet7.1 
 10. Allen, Strasbourg7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon12.2 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans7.9 
 3. Parker, AS.6.3 
 4. Linehan, Nancy6.1 
 5. Wise, Le Havre5.8 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.4 
 7. Barrett, Roanne5.4 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.3 
 9. Schilb, Chalon4.8 
 10. Morlende, Hyeres-.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Phil GOSS
  AS.
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Goss, AS.2.4 
 2. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 3. Acker, Le Mans2.4 
 4. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 5. Linehan, Nancy2.3 
 6. Riley, Nanterre2.1 
 7. Batum, Nancy2.1 
 8. Melody, Dijon2.0 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines2.0 
 10. Pellin, Orleans2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexis AJINCA
  Hyeres-T.
  (215-C-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ajinca, Hyeres-T.4.5 
 2. Turiaf, AS.1.8 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.4 
 4. Issa, Gravelines1.4 
 5. Jackson, Roanne1.3 
 6. Williams, Paris-.1.3 
 7. Gobert, Cholet1.2 
 8. Batum, Nancy1.1 
 9. Falker, Cholet1.0 
 10. Sy, Orleans1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Chris MCCRAY
  Boulogne
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. McCray, Boulogne19.2 
 2. Denave, St Vallier18.9 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.1 
 4. Sonko, Bourg17.9 
 5. Milbourne, Limoges17.4 
 6. McKenzie, Boulazac16.8 
 7. Paelay, Quimper16.7 
 8. Rowland, Evreux16.6 
 9. Clark, Fos Ouest16.1 
 10. Siggers, Rouen16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Massie, Limoges12.2 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.2 
 3. Badiane, Antibes9.3 
 4. Rossiter, Denain9.2 
 5. Barro, Bourg9.0 
 6. Allen, Antibes9.0 
 7. Daniels, Chalons-.8.9 
 8. Osby, Maurienne8.6 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac8.6 
 10. Brown, Maurienne8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Taylor, Le Portel7.3 
 2. Copeland, Bourg6.1 
 3. Denave, St Vallier5.4 
 4. Patiejunas, Rouen4.9 
 5. Sauret, Lille4.9 
 6. Darnauzan, Mauri.4.8 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.8 
 8. Poupet, Rouen4.8 
 9. Rowland, Evreux4.7 
 10. Darrigand, Bordea.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Charles, Nantes3.1 
 2. McCray, Boulogne2.8 
 3. James, Denain2.8 
 4. Shiloh, St Vallier2.7 
 5. Paelay, Quimper2.3 
 6. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.3 
 7. Eito, Vichy2.2 
 8. Taylor, Le Portel2.2 
 9. Flowers, Vichy2.2 
 10. Milbourne, Limoges2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.3 
 2. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.1.6 
 4. Massie, Limoges1.0 
 5. Ford, Bordeaux1.0 
 6. Barro, Bourg1.0 
 7. Rossiter, Denain0.9 
 8. Barrett, St Vallier0.9 
 9. Taccoen, Lille0.9 
 10. Charles, Nantes0.9 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Bluntt, Orchy18.9 
 2. Almanson, Challans18.8 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest18.4 
 4. Belser, Charleville17.6 
 5. Thomas, Roche17.3 
 6. Merie, Chartres17.2 
 7. Bichard, St Quentin16.9 
 8. Bigote, Cognac16.8 
 9. St Robert, Montb.16.5 
 10. Kaunisto, Blois16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Kaunisto, Blois12.3 
 2. Jaiteh, CFBB10.3 
 3. Caskill, Cognac10.1 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest9.3 
 5. Pearson, Angers B.8.9 
 6. Sanborn, Lievin8.8 
 7. Mendy, Lievin8.4 
 8. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 9. Belser, Charleville7.4 
 10. McClark, Clermont7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.9 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.8 
 3. Daube, Le Puy5.7 
 4. Brochard, Blois5.4 
 5. Barbry, Orchy5.1 
 6. Dessart, Lievin4.8 
 7. Godin, Cognac4.6 
 8. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 9. Berquier, Chartres4.1 
 10. Geay, Challans4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.5 
 2. Pistre, Charleville2.3 
 3. Bigote, Cognac2.1 
 4. Cretaux, Lievin2.0 
 5. Calvez, Charleville2.0 
 6. Bassine, Sorgues1.9 
 7. Ball, St Quentin1.9 
 8. Dessart, Lievin1.8 
 9. Gourari, Rueil1.7 
 10. Gotagni, Le Puy1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Abdoulaye N''DIAYE
  Souffel
  (210-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. N''Diaye, Souffel1.7 
 2. Caskill, Cognac1.6 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.6 
 4. Morin, CFBB1.1 
 5. Jaiteh, CFBB1.1 
 6. Sanborn, Lievin1.1 
 7. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 8. Mendy, Lievin1.0 
 9. Chupin, Angers B.0.9 
 10. Casseus, Angers0.9 


Monroe's double-double lands him ProB Player of the Week award (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
25-year old Darryl Monroe (202-C/F-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Boulazac and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Denain (#15, 3-6) 85-74. It allowed Boulazac to consolidate first place in the ProB. Boulazac have a solid 8-1 record. Monroe turned to be Boulazac's top player in his first season with the team. George Mason University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Monroe is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 8.1rpg) and averages solid 60.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85, agency: Court Side) of Evreux. He is American in his first season at Evreux. In the last game Wood recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Evreux to edge the lower-ranked Lille (#14, 3-6) by 3 points 91-88. This victory allowed Evreux to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Wood is a newcomer at Evreux and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Boulazac's star - forward Amadi McKenzie (201-PF-86). McKenzie got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . He was another key player of Boulazac, helping his team with a 85-74 win against the lower-ranked Denain (#15, 3-6). Boulazac confirms their top position in the standings McKenzie has a very solid season. In 8 games in France he scored 15.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Austen Rowland (186-PG-81) of Evreux - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Jason Siggers (190-G/F-85) of Rouen - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77) of Limoges - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kyle Shiloh (191-PG-85) of St Vallier - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Moses Sonko (198-F-83) of Bourg - 24 points and 8 rebounds
9. Antoine Eito (186-PG-88) of Vichy - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Thierry Rupert (202-C/F-77) of Rouen - 14 points and 11 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)


ProA round 8 best performance: Taylor Rochestie (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Le Mans, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 26-year old player got a double-double of 17 points and 15 assists, while his team beat Poitiers (#16, 2-6) 106-95. Le Mans is placed at 4th position in French ProA. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Le Mans will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Rochestie turned to be Le Mans' top player in his first season with the team. Former Washington State University star has very solid stats this year. Rochestie is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.1ppg), assists (2nd best: 6.9apg) and averages impressive 52.8% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old former international forward Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) of league's second-best Nancy. Batum had a very good evening with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Nancy cruised to a 96-88 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Cholet (#9, 4-4). Nancy's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 7 matches. Batum is a newcomer at Nancy, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Nigerian Alade Aminu (207-C/F-87) of Chalon (#3). Aminu scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Chalon, leading his team to a 86-82 win against slightly lower-ranked Paris-Levallois (#5, 5-3). Chalon 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. Aminu has a great season in France. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nic Wise (178-G-87) of Le Havre - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Dijon - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Mykal Riley (198-F-85) of Nanterre - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Lavoy Allen (206-C/F-89) of Strasbourg - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Amara Sy (202-F-81) of Orleans - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Evan Fournier (199-G/F-92) of Poitiers - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. William Daniels (203-F-86) of Nanterre - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brooks, ABA S.21.0 
 2. Boswell, ABA S.19.3 
 3. Radulovic, Vardar19.1 
 4. Nikolovski, Feni I.19.0 
 5. Zivcevic, Lirija18.5 
 6. Tasovski, Rabotnic.18.3 
 7. Janjusevic, Kuman.17.4 
 8. Dahlman, MZT S.17.4 
 9. Jelesijevic, Kuman.17.2 
 10. Karadzovski, Toru.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.9.3 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.9.0 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija7.9 
 4. Reynolds, Torus S.7.8 
 5. Trajkovski, Torus7.5 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.4 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.6.9 
 8. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 9. Jelesijevic, Kuman.6.3 
 10. Knezevic, Feni I.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jane PETROVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.9 
 2. Radulovic, Vardar3.5 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus3.5 
 4. Morban, Lirija3.5 
 5. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.3 
 6. Tasevski, Vardar3.1 
 7. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 8. Gecevski, MZT S.3.0 
 9. Tomasevic, Kozuv2.9 
 10. Delev, ABA S.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.7 
 2. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.3 
 3. Simonovski, Feni I.1.9 
 4. Filipovic, Lirija1.8 
 5. Morban, Lirija1.7 
 6. Zivcevic, Lirija1.5 
 7. Tasevski, Vardar1.3 
 8. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 9. Radulovic, Vardar1.3 
 10. Hasanov, ABA S.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 2. Chappell, ABA S.1.2 
 3. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.1 
 4. Cole, Rabotnicki0.9 
 5. Avramovski, Lirija0.8 
 6. Kralevski, Vardar0.7 
 7. Mitchell, Lirija0.7 
 8. Trajkovski, Torus0.7 
 9. Buha, Kozuv0.6 
 10. Simic, Lirija0.6 


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  GEORGIA   


EuroChallenge: Armia surprise Goettingen in Germany - by Eurobasket News
Goettingen - Armia 61:69

Armia surprise Goettingen in Germany to take 3-1 record in Group B EuroChallenge campaign. The Georgian team that added two more foreigners won 69:61 for 3-1 record.
BG Goettingen trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 20-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 61-69 at the end of the game. Armia had a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. BG Goettingen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Jeremy Richardson (200-G/F-84, college: Delta St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Will Thomas (203-F-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners.
Sean Evans (203-F-88, college: St.John's) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Raymond Sykes added 7 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for BG Goettingen.
Armia will face league's leader Besiktas in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BG Goettingen will play on the road against Leiden and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Armia: Jeremy Richardson 23, Will Thomas 12+13rebs, Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) 11+10rebs, Sundiata Gaines (185-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia) 10
Goettingen: Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-G-88, college: N.Iowa) 12, Sean Evans 12, Bryan Bailey (185-PG-80, college: Bucknell) 8, Philip Noch (200-G/F-89) 8



Armia add Cliff Hawkins and Matt Freije - by Eurobasket News
Armia add Cliff Hawkins (186-G-81, college: Kentucky) and Freije Matt (207-F-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Vanderbilt) to their roster.
Cliff Hawkins arrives from Poland where he spent last three seasons. In 2008-2009 he started as a try-out at AZS Koszalin (Poland-PLK, starting five), but in Dec.'08 moved to Bank BPS Basket Kwidzyn (Poland-PLK, starting five). In 15 games he averaged 6.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 75.0%.
In 2009-2010 he played for Trefl Sopot (Poland-PLK, starting five) and averaged 10.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.8apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 39.4%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 58.8%.
In 2010-2011 Cliff moved to PBG Basket Poznan (Poland-PLK, starting five) and in 25 games had 6.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 59.7%.
Freije Matt played mostly abroad over the last few seasons. In 2009 he played for Criollos de Caguas (Puerto Rico-BSN, starting five) and in 30 games averaged 20.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 41.6%, FT: 76.9%. In 2009-2010 he moved to Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A): only for international tournaments. In May signed at Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico-BSN) and showed 15.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 82.9%. In Dec.'10 signed at Hebraica Macabi (Uruguay-LUB) and after 13 games showed 15.4ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 6.5%. In March signed at Maratonistas de Coamo (Puerto Rico-BSN, starting five) and had 12.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 71.0%, left in June.



Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhu.
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.26.4 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.26.0 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi24.6 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi23.2 
 5. Niniashvili, TSU T.20.7 
 6. Chikviladze, Samed.19.6 
 7. Sljuka, Olympus18.5 
 8. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 9. Mikeladze, Batumi17.0 
 10. Khmelidze, Rustavi16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 16
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.16.0 
 2. Patsatsia, Sokhumi12.6 
 3. Milutinovic, Olymp.11.7 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 5. Machaladze, STU T.10.3 
 6. Bekauri, Samedicino9.3 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi9.0 
 8. Shermadini, TSU T.9.0 
 9. Niniashvili, TSU T.8.8 
 10. Hoger, Olympus8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.8.2 
 2. Artsividze, Rustavi7.5 
 3. Chitashvili, TSU T.6.6 
 4. Gaines, Armia6.5 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.3 
 6. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.1 
 7. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
 8. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.4 
 9. Berishvili, TSU T.4.4 
 10. Gaprindashvi., So.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.5 
 2. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 3. Gaines, Armia2.5 
 4. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.3 
 5. Chachanidze, Rust.2.3 
 6. Beruashvili, STU T.2.3 
 7. Chitashvili, TSU T.2.2 
 8. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.0 
 9. Thomas, Armia2.0 
 10. Patsatsia, Sokhu.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Samedicino
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bekauri, Samedicino2.1 
 2. Milutinovic, Olymp.1.8 
 3. Toudjani, MIA T.1.7 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.7 
 5. Kjellbom, Armia1.5 
 6. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 7. Machaladze, STU T.1.5 
 8. Beruashvili, STU T.1.5 
 9. Shermadini, TSU T.1.2 
 10. Berishvili, Olymp.1.2 


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  GERMANY   


Domonic Jones Back With BG Karlsruhe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
BG Karlsruhe have landed a real coup with bringing back a known face with Domonic Jones (186-G-81, college: VCU). he played for BG karlsruhe from 2004-2007. The only difference now is that Jones is playing in the PRO A. Jones is a 30 year old 186cm guard from Chesterfield, Virginia. He can play either guard position, is a solid all-around player who will add necessary depth to BG Karlsruhe. Has the ability to create opportunities for his teammates or score on his own. Also possesses excellent strength for a player of his size. A quickly matured as an outstanding offensive play maker, with strong leadership, exceptional quickness and long arms allowing him to play bigger than his size and to be effective even in the rebounding. He has played in Germany for most of his career. Last season, he played for Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (Germany-1.Bundesliga): German League: 9 games: 2.4ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.4apg; EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 10.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg, left in Dec.'10, in Feb.'11 moved to VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium-D1): 8 games: 9.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 59.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.5%. He started his basketball career for Virginia Commonwealth (NCAA) where he played from 2000-2004. He then played for BG Karlsruhe from 2004-2007 where he played a total of 77 Beko BBL games and was a teammate of Derrick Allen. He continued to get further BBL experience playing for teams like EnBW Ludwigsburg and The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. Jones played at the 2007 Beko BBL Allstar game.

Source: BG Karlsruhe







Josh Young (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) We Have To Keep Moving Forward And Taking Games One Step At A Time - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Joshua Young (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) is a 23 year old 185cm guard from Lawton, Oklahoma. He played at Drake from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. Last season he came to Germany and played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. He spoke to Eurobasket after the 94-63 rout against The New Yorker Phnatoms Braunschweig

It took a while, but the Walter Tigers Tuebingen finally celebrated their first home win. How was the atmosphere as the siren sounded?

The atmosphere in Paul Horn was amazing. Our fans do a great job supporting us. We were glad we finally could get a win in front of our home crowd.

What seemed to scare the phantom the most about the Tigers game?

I dont think anyone was scared. I just know that the Tigers came to play tonight. We put together a complete game.

Tuebingen had the very comfortable 48-26 lead at halftime. What was key for having the nice lead after 20 minutes?

We were able to get stops and score easy baskets in transition. That helped us build a nice lead going into halftime.

Did Tuebingen have extra shooting practice the last days, because the hoop seemed big to the team tonight?

Sometimes you have those nights when it seems like everything is falling. That was the case for us tonight.

Redding and Nash seem to be finding their rhythm. How much of their good play is responsible for the success of the team?

Reggie and Tyrone have been playing great basketball lately. We need them to play well for us so that we can be successful.

You scored 22 points. How quickly can you calm down after a big win and top scorer performance?

My mind is already on to the next game. We have to keep moving forward and taking games one step at a time.

Is the beko BBL noticing the talent of Ruben Spoden?

Ruben has been playing well lately. He knocked down some big shots for us tonight. I think if he continues to play like this, people will have to take notice.


The NBA lockout is over. What did you miss most about the NBA?

Im just glad they wont miss the whole season. I would have missed watching the NBA Playoffs.


Who do you think can eat the most turkey in the team?

Adnan Hodzic. Hes like a human garbage disposal.

Thanks Josh for the chat.




Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets18.9 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.18.8 
 3. Carter, Phoenix18.0 
 4. Wood, ALBA17.0 
 5. Gray, Fraport SKY16.0 
 6. Swann, Ratiopharm15.9 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.15.8 
 8. Ensminger, Teleko.15.6 
 9. Foster, B.Muenchen15.5 
 10. Jonusas, Phoenix15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.4 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.4 
 3. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.9 
 4. Sykes, Goettingen7.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.2 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.7.2 
 7. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.1 
 8. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.8 
 9. Hunter, Bayreuth6.7 
 10. Watts, Ratiopharm6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.1 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.6.1 
 3. Brewer, Bremerha.6.0 
 4. Joyce, TBB Trier5.8 
 5. Wood, ALBA5.6 
 6. Brown, EWE Baskets5.2 
 7. Campbell, Walter T.4.8 
 8. Gibson, Bayreuth4.5 
 9. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.4 
 10. Gavel, Brose B.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.1.8 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.1.7 
 3. Carter, Phoenix1.5 
 4. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.4 
 5. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.4 
 6. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 8. Trice, Ratiopharm1.3 
 9. Linhart, TBB Trier1.3 
 10. Jacobson, s.Oliv.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.1 
 2. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.0 
 3. Pleiss, Brose B.1.9 
 4. Slaughter, Brose B.1.8 
 5. Looby, EnBW L.1.7 
 6. King, Art.Dragons1.5 
 7. Boone, s.Oliver.1.3 
 8. Davidson, Fraport1.2 
 9. Redding, Walter T.1.1 
 10. Zirbes, TBB Trier0.8 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Robert MCKIVER
  Braves
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. McKiver, Braves20.7 
 2. Samarco, Karlsruhe20.2 
 3. Stommes, Webmoebel20.2 
 4. Reese, Duesseldorf19.7 
 5. Reid, MBC18.2 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.0 
 7. Mason, Webmoebel17.5 
 8. Howard, Karlsruhe17.0 
 9. Watts, Heidelberg16.6 
 10. Alexander, ETB W.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.5 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven8.7 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.3 
 4. Black, Jena8.2 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim7.9 
 6. Watts, Heidelberg7.3 
 7. De Michael, NBC7.1 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz7.1 
 9. Abercrombie, NBC6.8 
 10. Mason, Webmoebel6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lee JEKA
  Braves
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Jeka, Braves5.7 
 2. Smith, Kirchheim5.6 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven5.0 
 4. Diggs, Webmoebel4.9 
 5. Johnson, Chemnitz4.8 
 6. Vilhjalmsson, MBC4.5 
 7. Chavis, NBC4.5 
 8. Reese, Duesseldorf4.4 
 9. Williamson, Ehingen4.4 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.1 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven1.8 
 4. Johnson, Chemnitz1.8 
 5. Williamson, Ehingen1.6 
 6. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.6 
 7. Capel, Cuxhaven1.5 
 8. Stommes, Webmoebel1.5 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Harris, NBC1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.9 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.3 
 3. Harris, Cuxhaven1.3 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.0 
 5. Oakes, MBC1.0 
 6. Williamson, Ehingen0.9 
 7. Howard, Karlsruhe0.9 
 8. Brown, Cuxhaven0.8 
 9. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 10. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.7 


EuroCup: Wood paced Alba Berlin over PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News
Alba Berlin - PGE Turow 79:68

DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) paced Alba Berlin over PGE Turow in Round 3 of EuroCup. The American player notched 21 points as his team beat the Polish representative 79:68.
Trailing 4:6 from the start Alba produced a strong finish and had 17:10 after the first period. Kyle Weaver (198-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington St.) brought 27:15, while David Jackson (193-G-86, college: W.Illinois) closed the half at 34:27. DaShaun Wood later increased to 43:32, while Marko Simonovic (202-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) showed 52:39 on the board. Schultze closed the period at 56:45 and DaShaun Wood gave his side plus 13 early in the last. After 23-23 in the last stanza Alba saved 11-point deficit.
Kyle Weaver and Bryce Taylor (196-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) posted 14 each, while Marko Simonovic scored 13. Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) ended up with 16 points in defeat and David Jackson as well as John Edwards (213-C-81, college: Kent St.) netted 12 each. Ronald Moore (183-G-88, college: Siena) followed them with 11 points in the losing effort.

Alba Berlin: DaShaun Wood 21, Kyle Weaver 14, Bryce Taylor 14, Marko Simonovic 13
PGE Turow: Daniel Kickert 16, David Jackson 12, John Edwards 12, Ronald Moore 11


EuroChallenge: Armia surprise Goettingen in Germany - by Eurobasket News
Goettingen - Armia 61:69

Armia surprise Goettingen in Germany to take 3-1 record in Group B EuroChallenge campaign. The Georgian team that added two more foreigners won 69:61 for 3-1 record.
BG Goettingen trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 20-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 61-69 at the end of the game. Armia had a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. BG Goettingen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Jeremy Richardson (200-G/F-84, college: Delta St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Will Thomas (203-F-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners.
Sean Evans (203-F-88, college: St.John's) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Raymond Sykes added 7 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for BG Goettingen.
Armia will face league's leader Besiktas in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BG Goettingen will play on the road against Leiden and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Armia: Jeremy Richardson 23, Will Thomas 12+13rebs, Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) 11+10rebs, Sundiata Gaines (185-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia) 10
Goettingen: Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-G-88, college: N.Iowa) 12, Sean Evans 12, Bryan Bailey (185-PG-80, college: Bucknell) 8, Philip Noch (200-G/F-89) 8



EuroChallenge: Artland Dragons continue to set the pace in Group H - by Eurobasket News
Artland Dragons- Keravnos 93:75

Artland Dragons continue to set the pace in Group H as they remain top with a 4-0 record after a 93:75 destruction of Keravnos on Tuesday night. The German side grabbed the comfortable victory and tied the Cyprus team record at 2-2.
The damage was done from the very outset as the hosts won the first period 30:20. The team from Cyprus however replied with 22-15 in the second frame but had no match in the second half. The Dragons won the third quarter 27-19 and added 21-14 in the lasts stanza. Grunheid closed the game with a dunk for the final result.
Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) and Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Anthony Hilliard%20Anthony&AgencyNm=Interperformances'>Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) poured in 17 points each, while Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH) netted 14. Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) delivered 13 and David Holston (170-G-86, college: Chicago St.) added 12. Ales Chan (215-C-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort and Strahinja Dragicevic (203-F-86) chipped in with 12. Mandache and Strahinja Dragicevic tried with the far shopts to cut the deficit but missed their chances.

Artland Dragons: Anthony Hilliard 17, Anthony King 17, Nathan Peavy 14, Darren Fenn 13, David Holston 12
Keravnos: Ales Chan 19, Strahinja Dragicevic 12


EuroCup: Lokomotiv Kuban too strong for Skyliners - by Eurobasket News
Lokomotiv Kuban - Skyliners 83:60

Lokomotiv Kuban delivered the second win in EuroCup regular season. They denied Skyliners in Krasnodar to improve at 2-1 record in Group E. The German team in the meantime fell at 0-3 record. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the hosts.
Lokomotiv and Skyliners stayed neck and neck throughout the opening ten minutes. The teams were tied at 16 at the first break. But Lokomotiv shifted the gear in the second quarter. The hosts cleared off to take a 42:35 halftime advantage. The third term turned into a one-way traffic. Lokomotiv dominated in every facet of the game posting a 19-point cushion with ten minutes remaining 62:43. Skyliners never recovered in the final minutes as Lokomotiv breezed to the victory. Lionel Chalmers (184-G-80, college: Xavier) and Ali Traore (207-C-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) accounted for 17 points each for the winners. Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) reacted with 15 points for the visitors. Johannes Herber (197-G-83, agency: Pro One Sports, college: W.Virginia) and Jermareo Davidson (208-F-84, college: Alabama) nailed 11 points apiece for Skyliners.

Lokomotiv Kuban: Jeremiah Massey 18, Lionel Chalmers 17, Ali Traore 17
Skyliners: Quantez Robertson 15, Johannes Herber 11, Jermareo Davidson 11


A Chat With Velimir Radinovic - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Velimir Radinovic (212-C-81, agency: The House of Baller!Stars, college: Ohio St.) is a 30 year old 212cm center that was born in Canada, but also has the Serbian citizenship as he has Serbian parents. He played at Ohio State from 2000-2004. He turned professional in 2004 and played for Reflex Beograd (SCG-1A): ULEB Cup: 10 games: 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 51.7%; Adriatic League: 30 games: 6.0ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 56.0%; 1A League: 14 games: 5.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 0.3apg. In 2005-2006, he played for FMP Zeleznik Beograd (SCG-1A): ULEB Cup: 4 games: 1.0ppg; Adriatic League: 10 games: 2.1ppg, 1.4rpg, in Dec.'05 signed at KK Hemofarm Vrsac (SCG-1A): ULEB Cup: 6 games: 7.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 88.9%; Adriatic League: 14 games: 3.1ppg, 1.8rpg; SCG Superleague: 5 games: 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 0.8apg. In 2006-2007, he played for KK Hemofarm Vrsac (SCG-A): Adriatic League: 26 games: 4.9ppg, 2.6rpg; ULEB Cup: 12 games: 9.3ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 64.1%, 3FGP: 0%, FT: 66.7%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne (France-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 5.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 57.3%, FT: 79.6%. In 2008-2009, he played in Greece for Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece-A2): 29 games: 7.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 87.0. He played for MBC from 2009-2011. Last season, for MBC, he played 27 games: 6.6ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 52.6%, FT: 68.8%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball recently before leaving The Walter Tigers Tuebingen.

How tough is it to defend Ratiopharm Ulm center John Bryant?

He is a big body. He missed his first shot, but then hit something like his next 11 shots. He had some nice pop out jumpers. When he gets going, he is hard to stop.

Have you ever played against a big guy like Bryant?


I defended many big guys in the Adriatic league. Guys that were 7.5.

Everyone knew before the season started that it wouldnt be an easy season for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. How is the mental state of the team?

The mental state is good. It is tough not winning games. We have many young guys who havent lost like this before in their career. There were quite a few games we could of won. You just have to look on to the next game. The positive thing is that we have many young players who are eager to come each day to practice and give new energy and continue to work hard.

Besides the team being young what are the biggest problems that the team has on the court?

Because of a lack of experience, we have problems handling adversity in certain game situations. When the opponent goes on a 6-8 point run we get down. We have to be able to bounce back, stick to the game plan and focus on details.

Is there maybe too much pressure on the shoulders of American Lou Campbell?

No I dont think that there is too much pressure for him. We know that he can score, but he has a bit of a different role, more here to create. We have enough fire power on the team. Campbell isnot expected to bring crazy numbers.

Does Tuebingen head coach Igor Perovic have every in his grasp despite the slow start?

He is totally motivated and is keeping us focused. We are all working hard in practice, but just havent been able to carry it over into games.

What was exactly your role in the team?


My role is to provide leadership to the young kids Nash and Hodzic and come off the bench and give some spark with some easy buckets, play the pick and roll, have the defense collapse and get some wing players open shots.

What is a strength in your game that doesnt get noticed right away on the court?

I always have had a good midrange jumper, but wasnt always allowed to use it. Igor Perovic gives us freedom on offense. I like taking the 15-17 foot mid range jumpers.

What new Tuebingen player has impressed you the most?


I couldnt really pin point just one. Duggins has showed that he is a great scorer and has confidence on offense and defense just as Redding. Young isnt so vocal off the court, but on the court he has come alive in the vocal department.

You were born in Toronto and have Serbian parents. How was it you chose basketball in a country where ice hockey is number one?


I was always tall as a kid and just wasnt coordinated with a stick. I was more fit to play basketball.

Who were your basketball idols as a kid?


Michael Jordan and David Robinson.

What was your fondest memory at Ohio State (NCAA)


Winning the Big 10 tournament and going to the NCAA tournament.

You played with ex NBA player Ken Johnson. What could you learn from him?


I learned from him to keep the ball up always against him and too put an arc on the ball. He was able to block so many jumpers right out of the gym.

In the 2006-2007 season you played with Bamberg forward Predrag Suput with KK Hemofarm Vrsac. How has he developed since then in the Beko BBL?

He played the three there and now the four with Bamberg. He knows the game so well playing with a guard mentality at a big position. He always knows how to find the open space and reads the game so well.

Who was the best opponent that you played against in your career?


Devin Harris. He had so many weapons. He is so quick and could make 30 points on you without breaking a sweat.

The most free throws that you have made in a practice in a row.

40-50 without thinking.

What was your most crazy shot in a game?


Back in high school there was 1-2 seconds on the clock before halftime. I caught the ball on the wing, stepped back 9 meters away with a hand in my face and made it.

Who wins a one on one in practice you or Tyrone Nash?


He is a tough player with active hands. He is very good in the post, athletic and a good shot. We never go 1-1 after practice, but more in 5-5 in practice.

What is your fondest Halloween memory?

Dressing up as a ghost or skeleton and then having an upset stomach eating to much candy.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Paranormal activity 3. Part 1 and 2 were better. The third seemed recycled.

Thanks Velimir for the chat.




EuroCup: Spartak Saint Petersburg notch third straight win - by Eurobasket News
Spartak SP - Bayern Muenchen 75:62

Spartak Saint Petersburg record ed the third straight EuroCup victory. They held off visiting Bayern to stay on top of Group G. Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) stepped up with 17 points and 6 rebounds to pace the winners. Bayern fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
Spartak managed to take a narrow 20:19 lead after ten minutes of action. They turned on aggressive defence in the second quarter. The hosts held the German team to 6 points in the period to build a 10-point advantage at the interval. Bayern Muenchen tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third quarter. The visitors cut the deficit at 8-point mark at the final break. But Patrick Beverley stepped up for Spartak in the final stanza and helped the hosts cruise to the win at the end. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (208-C-84) netted 13 points, while Vladimir Dragicevic (205-C/F-86) and Victor Keyru (199-G-84) had 11 points each in the victory. Robin Benzing (208-F-89) answered with 16 points for Bayern. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) had 15 points in the loss.

Spartak SP: Patrick Beverley 17, Loukas Mavrokefalidis 13, Victor Keyru 11, Vladimir Dragicevic 11
Bayern: Robin Benzing 16, Chevon Troutman 15


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PAOK without Rashad Wright against Khimki - by Giorgos Diploidis
PAOK Thessaloniki today (29/11) is facing the Russian team BC Khimky Moscow Region for the Eurocup, in the side of 'two head' they will try to take the win which will give them an advantage to qualify in ther next phase. Coach Markopoulos will not have available in another one game (AGOR) Rashad Wright (189-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia) The American play maker has a strain from the game against Cholet and will be an important absence for the team of Thessaloniki.

He is expected to be back in the next game for the Greek league against Peristeri.


A1 round 6 best performance: Aron Baynes - by Eurobasket News
Australian-New Zealand center Aron Baynes (208-C-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Ikaros, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat KAOD (1-5) 79-68. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Ikaros is placed at 11th position in Greek A1. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just one victory. Baynes turned to be Ikaros' top player in his first season with the team. Former Washington State University star has very solid stats this year. Baynes is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.8rpg) and averages impressive 52.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Costa Rican center Hernold Gardener (205-C-82) of Ilysiakos. Gardener had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Ilysiakos cruised to a 70-59 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Peristeri GS (#6, 3-2). This victory allowed Ilysiakos to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Gardener is a newcomer at Ilysiakos, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Scotty Hopson (200-G-89) of Kolossos (#3). Hopson scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Hopson's great performance Kolossos lost 82-93 to #1 ranked Olympiakos. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Kolossos had another 'accident'. It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Hopson's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Hopson has a very solid season. In 4 games in Greece he scored 5.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86) of AGOR - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Zack Wright (188-G-85) of AGOR - 21 points and 4 rebounds
6. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) of Olympiakos - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85) of Olympiakos - 22 points and 2 rebounds
8. Vassili Kitsoulis (204-F-83) of KAOD - 15 points and 7 rebounds
9. Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76) of KAOD - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Yannis Gagaloudis (192-G-78) of Marousi - 18 points and 5 assists

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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Kosta CHARALAMPIDIS
  KAO.
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Charalampidi., KAO.19.7 
 2. Christmas, AGOR18.8 
 3. Tapoutos, Aris17.8 
 4. Roby, Peristeri GS17.0 
 5. Taylor, Kavala15.4 
 6. James, Aris15.2 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.14.8 
 8. Gagaloudis, Marousi14.6 
 9. Kommatos, Marousi14.5 
 10. Baynes, Ikaros14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Ikaros
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Baynes, Ikaros9.2 
 2. Stepheson, Panio.8.7 
 3. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.6 
 4. O''Bryant, Kavala7.2 
 5. Giddens, PAOK7.2 
 6. Kommatos, Marousi6.8 
 7. Charissis, Kolossos6.8 
 8. Tapoutos, Aris6.8 
 9. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 10. Gardener, Ilysiak.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vasilis XANTHOPOULOS
  Panio.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Xanthopoulos, Pani.6.2 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.5 
 3. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.4 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.5.3 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.5.2 
 6. Thompson, Ilysi.5.2 
 7. Charalampidi., KAO.4.7 
 8. James, Aris4.6 
 9. Tsaldaris, Aris4.0 
 10. Wright, AGOR3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl THOMPSON
  Ilysi.
  (173-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thompson, Ilysi.2.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.2.0 
 3. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 4. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Roby, Peristeri GS1.8 
 6. James, Aris1.6 
 7. Christmas, AGOR1.6 
 8. Wright, AGOR1.6 
 9. Taylor, Kavala1.4 
 10. Mavraides, Aris1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala2.2 
 2. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.7 
 4. Giddens, PAOK1.3 
 5. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 6. Johnson, Ikaros1.2 
 7. Scott, Peristeri GS1.0 
 8. Charissis, Kolossos1.0 
 9. Zimic, Perister.1.0 
 10. Vougioukas, Pana.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.21.7 
 2. Argyropoylos, Apol.21.6 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK20.1 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.19.9 
 5. Gizogiannis, Arkad.18.6 
 6. Pettas, Doxa L.18.2 
 7. Lewis, OFI17.7 
 8. Sinadinovic, AEK/A.16.4 
 9. Magounis, Panele.16.3 
 10. Sklavos, AEK16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Panery.
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Macheras, Panery.8.7 
 2. Lolas, Amyntas8.4 
 3. Toutziarakis, OFI8.3 
 4. Sklavos, AEK8.3 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.7 
 6. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.4 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.7.3 
 8. Maglos, AE.7.3 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi6.7 
 10. Bracey, Pagrati6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.3 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas6.3 
 3. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.5 
 4. Makris, Pagrati5.3 
 5. Koronidis, Perama5.3 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.6 
 7. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.3 
 8. Nikou, Panelefs.4.2 
 9. Kekelis, Ermis L.4.1 
 10. Panagakis, OFI4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Evaggelis MARGARITIS
  Ikaroi S.
  (202-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.9 
 3. Iliadis, Ermis L.1.9 
 4. Argyropoylos, Apol.1.8 
 5. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.8 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.7 
 7. Pekovic, Doxa L.1.7 
 8. Pettas, Doxa L.1.7 
 9. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.6 
 10. Magounis, Panele.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryan BRACEY
  Pagrati
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Bracey, Pagrati1.1 
 2. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.1 
 3. Toutziarakis, OFI1.0 
 4. Katoufas, Panery.1.0 
 5. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 6. Psileas, Lavrio0.8 
 7. Antonakis, Pagrati0.7 
 8. Paschalis, Perama0.7 
 9. Katiakos, OFI0.7 
 10. Voivatopoulo., Ik.0.7 


EuroCup: Aris edge GasTerra Flames in low-scoring affair - by Eurobasket News
GasTerra Flames - Aris 51:58

Aris escaped with a narrow win in EuroCup C tonight. The Hellenes prevailed against GasTerra Flames in Netherlands today. The win allowed Aris to climb at 2-1 record in the standings. GasTerra Flames suffered the third defeat in a row. Sam Muldrow (205-F, college: S.Carolina) finished the game with 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visitors.
GasTerra Flames and Aris stayed close in a low-scoring first frame. The teams were knotted at 9 after ten minutes. Aris pulled their noses in front in the second quarter. The Hellenes posted a 22:20 halftime advantage. The third quarter became decisive. Aris pulled ahead taking a comfortable 41:29 lead with one quarter remaining. The Flames went on a desperate rescue rally in the final quarter but came up short of victory at the end. Dimitris Verginis (194-G-87, agency: FCM) had 11 points, while Dan Mavraides (193-G-88, college: Princeton) added 8 for the visitors. Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83, college: Nebraska) reacted with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Sergio de Randamie (201-F-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Houston) finished with 10 points in the losing case.

GasTerra Flames: Jason Dourisseau 19, Sergio de Randamie 10
Aris: Sam Muldrow 14+13 boards, Dimitris Verginis 11, Dan Mavraides 8


EuroCup: Khimky win in Thessaloniki, stay unbeaten in Group B - by Eurobasket News
PAOK - Khimky 62:71

Khimky registered the third EuroCup victory in a row. They silenced PAOK in Thessaloniki tonight to stay perfect on top of Group B ladder. Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) accounted for 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the winners. PAOK slipped at 1-2 record.
PAOK kept Khimky silent in the opening frame. The Hellenes stayed in charge posting a 13:11 lead after ten minutes. Khimky finally adjusted their offense after the break. The Russian powerhouse unloaded 31 points in the next period to ensure a 42:30 halftime lead. PAOK tried desperately to catch up in the third quarter. The hosts cut the deficit to 9 points with one period remaining. However Khimky played safely in the final term giving little chance for PAOK to save the encounter. Chris Quinn (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) delivered 19 points, while Sergey Monya (203-F-83) had 10 points in the win. Giannis Kalambokis (195-G-78, agency: FCM) provided 18 points for PAOK. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) had 11 points in the loss.

PAOK: Giannis Kalambokis 18, Marcus Goree 11
Khimky: Kresimir Loncar 20, Chris Quinn 19, Sergey Monya 10


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EuroChallenge: Williams-less Besiktas continue their perfect run - by Eurobasket News
Besiktas Milangaz- ZZ Leiden 76:69

Williams-less Besiktas continue their perfect run in EuroChallenge. The Turkish team picked up their fourth win of the season with convincing 76:69 victory over ZZ Leiden.
Kennedy and Ersin Dagli (204-F/C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) scored the first points for both sides and Ersin Dagli later scored for 10:5. David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) and Cetin brought 25:22, while Ersin Dagli increased to 40:34. The third quarter however belonged to the guests that took the lead after Jacksons shot for 44:42. Fikret Can Akin (190-G-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) later tied the game at 53:53, while De Jong gave the Dutch team 2-point lead after three quarters. Besiktas Milangaz meanwhile needed an 11-0 run to seal the victory. Fikret Can Akin delivered for 66:55 and Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) scored for 71:64. David Hawkins made the last four points from the free throw line for the final success.
Ersin Dagli collected 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead all the winners. Fikret Can Akin netted 15, while David Hawkins scored 14 and Marcelus Kemp posted 11. Thomas Jackson (175-PG-80, college: Butler) replied with 17 points in defeat and Terry Sas (197-F-86, agency: Court Side) added 11.

Besiktas Milangaz: Ersin Dagli 20+14 rebs, Fikret Can Akin 15, David Hawkins 14, Marcelus Kemp 11
ZZ Leiden: Thomas Jackson 17, Terry Sas 11


EuroCup: Aris edge GasTerra Flames in low-scoring affair - by Eurobasket News
GasTerra Flames - Aris 51:58

Aris escaped with a narrow win in EuroCup C tonight. The Hellenes prevailed against GasTerra Flames in Netherlands today. The win allowed Aris to climb at 2-1 record in the standings. GasTerra Flames suffered the third defeat in a row. Sam Muldrow (205-F, college: S.Carolina) finished the game with 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the visitors.
GasTerra Flames and Aris stayed close in a low-scoring first frame. The teams were knotted at 9 after ten minutes. Aris pulled their noses in front in the second quarter. The Hellenes posted a 22:20 halftime advantage. The third quarter became decisive. Aris pulled ahead taking a comfortable 41:29 lead with one quarter remaining. The Flames went on a desperate rescue rally in the final quarter but came up short of victory at the end. Dimitris Verginis (194-G-87, agency: FCM) had 11 points, while Dan Mavraides (193-G-88, college: Princeton) added 8 for the visitors. Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83, college: Nebraska) reacted with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Sergio de Randamie (201-F-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Houston) finished with 10 points in the losing case.

GasTerra Flames: Jason Dourisseau 19, Sergio de Randamie 10
Aris: Sam Muldrow 14+13 boards, Dimitris Verginis 11, Dan Mavraides 8


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden19.2 
 2. Anderson, Weert19.1 
 3. Humphrey, Nijmegen17.2 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen17.2 
 5. Sally, Rotterdam17.0 
 6. Hargrove, Nijmegen15.4 
 7. Adako, Leeuwarden15.2 
 8. Wesby, Groningen14.6 
 9. Boxley, Leiden14.4 
 10. Bell, Groningen14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Coleman, Weert10.4 
 2. Sanchez, Leeuw.8.4 
 3. Robinson, Zwolle8.2 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch6.6 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.6.6 
 7. Van Paassen, Den6.4 
 8. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.3 
 9. Hargrove, Nijmegen6.2 
 10. van Kempen, Weert6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Harman, Weert5.1 
 2. Turner, Den Bosch4.5 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.4 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen4.1 
 5. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.1 
 6. Bell, Groningen4.0 
 7. de Randamie, Groni.3.3 
 8. Wells, Zwolle3.1 
 9. Mladenovic, Rotte.2.8 
 10. Huffman, Zwolle2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Damon HUFFMAN
  Zwolle
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Huffman, Zwolle3.0 
 2. Harman, Weert2.6 
 3. Wesley, Den Bosch2.4 
 4. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.4 
 5. Anderson, Weert2.1 
 6. Wells, Zwolle1.9 
 7. Jones, Rotterdam1.9 
 8. de Jong, Leiden1.8 
 9. Turner, Den Bosch1.8 
 10. Dourisseau, Groni.1.8 
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. Wesley, Den Bosch1.0 
 5. Maddox, Zwolle1.0 
 6. Boxley, Leiden0.9 
 7. Zondervan, Zwolle0.8 
 8. Poels, Leeuwarden0.8 
 9. Wells, Zwolle0.7 
 10. Aarts, Nijmegen0.7 


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Nick Williams back with Atomeromu SE - by Levente Szabo
Because of the poor performance in the Hungarian League (6th place) the manegement of the EuroChallenge participant Atomeromu SE Paks decided to make some changes in their roster and signed Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati).

The American guard spent his last 2 seasons with Politekhnika-Halychyna (Ukraine-Superleague). In the 2009-2010 season he averaged 18.0ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.2apg and was selected to play in the Ukrainian All-Star Game. Last year his stats dropped a little, but he was still a key player on the team. For the recent season Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) signed to Germany to play for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig but was suspended a few weeks ago. In his short stay in Germany he showed great form. He played 18 minutes a game but was very efficient scoring 10.6ppg (FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 87.5%).

The fans of Atomeromu SE Paks should be very happy with the new acquisition since Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) was a fan favorite in the city when he helped Atomeromu SE Paks in 2009 to win the Hungarian Championship. Back then he recorded a pretty decent statline (16.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.8apg, 1.7spg) which indicates that the new signing will probably make this team better. Nick will join the team tomorrow and will be available to play as soon as this weekend for his old-new team.



A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  FS Debre.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Ingram, FS Debre.25.4 
 2. Doyne, PVSK P.24.3 
 3. Ivosev, Szedeak23.0 
 4. Timberlake, Falco-.22.9 
 5. Raivio, Kaposvari22.3 
 6. Miskovic, Marso N.21.4 
 7. Jones, Jaszberenyi20.8 
 8. Townes, Kormend19.1 
 9. Ciric, PVSK P.18.9 
 10. Bell, Kormend18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi13.5 
 2. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.4 
 3. Miskovic, Marso N.10.4 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak9.7 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.4 
 6. Townes, Kormend8.8 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari8.8 
 8. Hines, ZTE K.8.4 
 9. Chism, Albacomp8.3 
 10. Fey, Kaposvari8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.3 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari5.9 
 3. Fekete, Marso N.5.9 
 4. Simon, Albacomp5.8 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok5.1 
 7. Drahos, Szedeak4.6 
 8. Ingram, FS Debre.4.6 
 9. El Amin, Albacomp4.4 
 10. Doyne, PVSK P.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.0 
 2. Whitworth, ZTE K.2.7 
 3. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.6 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok2.6 
 5. Drahos, Szedeak2.6 
 6. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari2.4 
 8. Ingram, FS Debre.2.3 
 9. Kelley, Kecskemeti2.3 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Townes, Kormend2.6 
 2. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.6 
 3. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.6 
 4. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 5. Chism, Albacomp1.3 
 6. Fey, Kaposvari1.3 
 7. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 8. Ivosev, Szedeak1.1 
 9. Miskovic, Marso N.1.1 
 10. Hines, ZTE K.1.0 


EuroChallenge: Nizhny Novgorod cruise past Atomeromu - by Eurobasket News
Nizhny Novgorod - Atomeromu 96:51

Nizhny Novgorod record the second win in EuroChallenge Group D. They stormed past Atomeromu at home court. Michal Ignerski (207-F-80, agency: Stanley International, college: Mississippi St.) stepped up with 22 points and 10 rebounds to pace the effort. Atomeromu fell at 1-3 record after the defeat.
The hosts opened the game with five points in a row and soon opened a 12:2 lead. They maintained the lead throughout the opening quarter posting a comfortable 23:10 advantage at the first break. The margin grew at 20-point mark midway through the second quarter. Nizhny Novgorod registered a 44:20 lead at the interval. The hosts easily cleared off to a 30-point distance in the third term. Atomeromu had no answers for the onslaught as the Russian team coasted to the victory at the end. Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) nailed 20 points, while Ernest Bremer (194-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) provided 17 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in the win. Ferdinand Morgen (206-F/C-90) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors. Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) chipped in 12 points and collected 9 rebounds in the loss.

Nizhny Novgorod: Michal Ignerski 22+10 boards, Nemanja Protic 20, Ernest Bremer 17
Atomeromu: Ferdinand Morgen 13, Donald Cole 12


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Last weekend IBA games recaps - by Gianni Pascucci
Friday Nov 25th - Rockford Riverdawgs 119-106 Gary Splash
The Riverdawgs held serve remaining undefeated on there home court as they defeated the Gary Splash. The Splash led early using there size advantage to hold off the Riverdawgs for 3 quarters. However the Riverdawgs consistent barge of 3 point shooting proved to be too much for the Splash late in the contest. The Riverdawgs were led by Matthew Zachery (6'4''-G/F-81, college: N.Central Coll.) with 21pts supported by LC Robinson (6'2''-G-86, college: Florida A&M) 18pts and Ameer Watts (5'10''-G-82, college: Missouri So.) 16. The Splash were led by Chris Wesby (6'8''-F-83, college: Indiana-S.Bend) 18pts and B.J. Walker (6'10''-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) 17pts.

Saturday Nov 26th - Kankakee County Soldiers 133-124 Lake County Stars
The Soldiers moved into the 1st place with a victory over the Lake County Stars on Saturday Night. Stan Chismark continued his hot shooting leading the way with 26pts and 7ast followed by Ryan Edwards (6'5''-F-83, college: Missouri Baptist) 16 pts 7rebs and Fredrick Gardner (6'5''-F-77, college: Florida A&M) 15pts 11 rebs. The Stars played tough led by the usually great Brandon Morris (6'1''-G-82, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) with 43pts and 13ast.

Sunday Nov 27th - Rockford Riverdawgs 138-117 Lake County Stars
The Stars put up a great fight in this contest coming up short on the 2nd day of the back to back as the Riverdawgs fast paced style wore down the Stars. The Riverdawgs used balance scoring across the board to continue there unbeaten home streak. The Riverdawgs were led by Robert Malone 20pts and Nicholas Zachery (6'3''-G-79, college: UALR) 19pts 8rebs 8ast just missing the triple double. The Stars were led by Craig Cunningham (6'7''-F-87, college: Wisc.-Parkside) 17pts.

Sunday Nov 27th - Gary Splash 94-80 Battle Creek Knights
The Knights gave the Splash a scare in Gary leading the way for the better part of the evening before the Splash took control in the 4th. Marcus Jackson (6'5''-G/F-81, college: Benedictine) led the way with 19pts 9rebs, Chris Wesby 15pts 7rebs, B.J. Walker 12pts 11rebs. The Knights got a strong performance from Joe Young (6'0''-G, college: Canisius) 27pts.

Sunday Nov 27th - Kankakee County Soldiers 138-124 Chicago Redline
In a much anticipated battle the Chicago Redline rolled into town to take on the Soldiers. The Soldiers however jumped out in front outscoring the Redline in the 1st 44-32. The Soldiers chemistry helped to sustain that lead carrying them to victory 138-124. The Soldiers got a big performance from Cece Malone (6'9''-F/C-80, college: Prairie St. CC) 28pts 17rebs, Ryan Edwards 35pts 17rebs, and 1st ever triple double from Fredrick Gardner 10pts 12rebs and 10ast. The Redline were led by Tony Bennett (5'11''-PG) 23pts, Lavease Jones 23, and DeAndre Thomas (6'8''-C-86, college: Robert Morris) 21pts respectively.

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Splash bounce back fro tough friday night loss - by John Gary
courtesy oursportscentral.com Not many things at this point seem to lament on Splash coach Jay Bradford. Not a tight-nit contest in which it took three quaters to get an effective defensive game working. Not the fouling out of standout Chir Wesby, a West Side High graduate with plenty of time left in the final quater was a big blow to the teams cause. In addition to this Bradford own technical foul and a squirrel running on the floor at games end caused distractions for the team. Bradford had many worries on this night but after all was said and done the Splash pushed aside their difficulties en route to a big win.

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Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Brandon COTTON
  Snaefell
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Cotton, Snaefell35.3 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl27.1 
 3. Sovic, IR25.1 
 4. Johnson, Valur23.0 
 5. Echols, Njardvik22.9 
 6. Bartolotta, IR22.8 
 7. Shuler, Haukar22.7 
 8. Dagostino, Keflavik22.0 
 9. Tairu, KR21.4 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.13.6 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.12.3 
 3. Echols, Njardvik12.1 
 4. Walkup, Fjolnir11.8 
 5. Cole, Keflavik10.6 
 6. Shuler, Haukar10.0 
 7. Hampton, Tindastoll9.6 
 8. Miller, Tindastoll9.0 
 9. Tratnik, Valur8.9 
 10. Parker, Keflavik8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Marquis HALL
  Snaefell
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Hall, Snaefell7.8 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan6.9 
 3. Watson, Grindavik6.3 
 4. Claessen, IR5.7 
 5. Horton, KR5.0 
 6. Sigurgeirsso., Sna.5.0 
 7. Govens, Thor Thorl4.9 
 8. Haraldsson, Haukar4.7 
 9. Fridriksson, Njard.4.6 
 10. Steinarsson, Fjol.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Garrison JOHNSON
  Valur
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Johnson, Valur5.0 
 2. Holmes, Njardvik3.3 
 3. Cothran, Stjarnan3.0 
 4. Parker, Keflavik2.9 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan2.7 
 6. Shuler, Haukar2.5 
 7. Hall, Snaefell2.3 
 8. Miller, Tindastoll2.1 
 9. Barja, Haukar2.0 
 10. Hilmarsson, Thor1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Haukar
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Smith, Haukar4.0 
 2. Hugee, Valur2.3 
 3. Tratnik, Valur1.7 
 4. Johnson, Valur1.5 
 5. Jonsson, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 7. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.2 
 8. Ragnarsson, Fjolnir1.0 
 9. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.0 
 10. Johannsson, Tind.1.0 


Lengjan Cup. Final four is ready - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Last round in Lengjan Cup has been played and its clear whom will play in Final Four next weekend.
Here are the last results.
Valur 105 Hamar 90. Thanks to great game from Igor tratnik Valur finally won a game. Tratnik put up 37 points and 12 boards. Garrison Johnson added 26 on the scoreboard. For Hamar Brandon Cotton scored 39
Keflavik beat Njardvik 94-74, this was a game to win to make it to the finals and Keflavik got that spot.Jarryd Cole 27 pts & 16 rebs Charles Michael Parker 23 for Keflavik. Cameron Echols 24 for Njardvik.
Thor 97. Skallagrimur 81. Darren Gi-ovens 24 Michael Ringgold 22 for Thor. Darrell Flake 21 for Skallagrim
Grindavik 97. Haukar 71. Pall Vilbergsson 22. Chris Smith 16.
KR 94 IR 58. F-innur magnusswon 19 for KR. Nem Sovic 16 for IR
Snaefell 94 Stjarnan 84. Quincy Hawkins Cole 28. Jon Jonsson 21 for Snaefell. Justin Shouse 29 for Stjarnan.
Fjolnir 94. KFI 93. Fjolnir stole this win on a buzzer layup from Nathan Walkup (200-F-88, college: Texas A&M) ( Agency Icebasket) who had a huge game with 32 points and 18 rebounds. Craig Schoen 28 . Ari Gylfason 24 for KFI

In Final Four.
Grindavik vs. Thor
Keflavik vs. Snaefell


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


Claude Marquis and Petrochimi Bandar Imam part ways - by Aydin Dianat
After almost a month from the beginning of the Iranian Superleague, former French national Claude Marquis (204-F/C-80) and Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour part ways. Marquis who played last season for Rah Tarabari Qom helping the team finishing 4th during the 2010-11 regular season signed with Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbouri averaging 30:17 mpg, 13.28 ppg, 11.14 rpg, 53% 2FG%, 51% FT%,1 apg, 1 spg, 0.85 bpg in 7 games with an average efficiency of 19.2. The club and player parted ways with a mutual agreement due to various offers the player received from some European clubs and from what was heard , most probably he will sign with Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez in France ProA league in upcoming days, making a return to the French league after leaving Cholet Basket on the beginning weeks of the 2010-11 season.

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SuperLeague Round 10: B.Gais Neptune defeats 11890 Killester in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
SuperLeague is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 10 rounds left.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the SuperLeague took place in Cork. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent 11890 Killester (6-3) to first ranked B.Gais Neptune (6-3) 73-72 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. B.Gais Neptune have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-3 record, which they share with defeated 11890 Killester. B.Gais Neptune is looking forward to face UL Eagles (#3) in Limerick in the next round, which may be the game of the day. 11890 Killester will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Moycullen. Fourth ranked Moycullen (3-8) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers UL Eagles (5-6) 63-61 on Sunday evening. Moycullen maintains fourth position with 3-8 record. UL Eagles at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Moycullen will play against league's second-placed UCC Demons in Cork in the next round and it may be the game of the week. UL Eagles will play on the road against the league's leader B.Gais Neptune in Cork and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Cork. Third ranked host UCC Demons (5-3) defeated one of their biggest challengers UCD Marian (4-5) 79-75. Shawn Atupem (200-F-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) fired 29 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Donnie Stith produced 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. UCC Demons moved-up to second place. Loser UCD Marian keeps the third position with five games lost. UCC Demons will meet Moycullen (#4) on the road in the next round. UCD Marian will play against the league's leader DCU Saints in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Limerick. 3rd ranked host UL Eagles (5-6) were smashed by first ranked DCU Saints (9-2) 79-60. Worth to mention a great performance of Kevin Lacey who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. UL Eagles' coach Mark Keenan rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. DCU Saints maintains first position with 9-2 record. UL Eagles at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. DCU Saints' next round opponent will be UCD Marian (#3) in Dublin, which may be the game of the day. UL Eagles will play on the road against the league's leader B.Gais Neptune in Cork and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Moycullen. One of their biggest challengers host Moycullen (3-8) lost to fourth ranked Belfast Star (1-9) 75-61. Tyson Johnson had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Belfast Star's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Belfast Star maintains fourth position with 1-9 record which they share with defeated Moycullen. It was Moycullen's third loss in a row. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. Belfast Star will have a break next round. Moycullen will play at home against the league's second-placed UCC Demons (#2) in Cork and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



UCC Demons - UCD Marian 79-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Cork. Third ranked host UCC Demons (5-3) defeated one of their biggest challengers UCD Marian (4-5) 79-75. They outrebounded UCD Marian 38-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. American forward Shawn Atupem (200-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) fired 29 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Ciaran O'Sullivan (193-90) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Donnie Stith (201-85, college: Tulane, agency: Gamble Sports Management) produced 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Niall Meany (190-83) added 15 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) respectively for lost side. UCC Demons moved-up to second place. Loser UCD Marian keeps the third position with five games lost. UCC Demons will meet Moycullen (#4) on the road in the next round. UCD Marian will play against the league's leader DCU Saints in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UCD Marian: D.Stith 19+9reb+5ast, N.Meany 15+1reb+4ast, M.Kelly 11+3reb, C.Meany 9+1reb+5ast, F.Kevin 8+4reb+2ast, K.Foley 6+3reb+1ast
UCC Demons: S.Atupem 29+7reb+1ast, C.O'Sullivan 17+5reb+1ast, N.Murphy 11+6reb, N.O'Reilly 9+8reb+5ast, C.Cuffe 6+5reb+2ast, S.Coughlan 5+4reb+7ast
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B.Gais Neptune - 11890 Killester 73-72

The most exciting game of round 10 in the SuperLeague took place in Cork. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent 11890 Killester (6-3) to first ranked B.Gais Neptune (6-3) 73-72 in the game for the first place. It was a key game for the top position in the league. B.Gais Neptune have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-3 record, which they share with defeated 11890 Killester. B.Gais Neptune is looking forward to face UL Eagles (#3) in Limerick in the next round, which may be the game of the day. 11890 Killester will have a break next round.
gschID: 145149


UL Eagles - DCU Saints 60-79

The game between Top Four teams took place in Limerick. 3rd ranked host UL Eagles (5-6) were smashed by first ranked DCU Saints (9-2) 79-60. DCU Saints outrebounded UL Eagles 47-33 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kevin Lacey (180-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. American center Michael Trimmer (204-67, college: Wooster) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Jason Killeen (211-85, college: Augusta St., agency: JEMsports) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds and American-Welsh guard Matthew Hall (186-75, college: Earlham) added 14 points in the effort for UL Eagles. Five DCU Saints and four UL Eagles players scored in double figures. UL Eagles' coach Mark Keenan rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. DCU Saints maintains first position with 9-2 record. UL Eagles at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. DCU Saints' next round opponent will be UCD Marian (#3) in Dublin, which may be the game of the day. UL Eagles will play on the road against the league's leader B.Gais Neptune in Cork and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UL Eagles: M.Hall 14+3reb+2ast, S.Kinevane 14+1reb+4ast, E.Quigley 11+6reb+2ast, J.Killeen 11+15reb+3ast, C.White 6, R.Lynch 2+5reb+1ast
DCU Saints: P.Glover 16+6reb+1ast, M.Trimmer 14+8reb+1ast, K.Lacey 12+14reb, K.Anderson 10+6reb+6ast, E.Donnelly 10+5reb+2ast, M.Chubb 8+3reb+4ast
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Moycullen - Belfast Star 61-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Moycullen. One of their biggest challengers host Moycullen (3-8) lost to fourth ranked Belfast Star (1-9) 75-61. Strangely Moycullen outrebounded Belfast Star 44-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. American forward Tyson Johnson (198-87, college: Wyoming, agency: Strategic Sports) had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Michael McKillop (194-85, college: Davidson) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Belfast Star players scored in double figures. Belfast Star's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American forward Luke Enos (201, college: Black Hills St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and guard Michael Dowd (178-87) scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Belfast Star maintains fourth position with 1-9 record which they share with defeated Moycullen. It was Moycullen's third loss in a row. They keep the fourth place with eight games lost. Belfast Star will have a break next round. Moycullen will play at home against the league's second-placed UCC Demons (#2) in Cork and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Moycullen: L.Enos 31+11reb+2ast, P.O'Brien 9+7reb, M.Dowd 9+6reb+4ast, J.Loughnane 5, E.Maxwell 3+2reb+1ast, D.Cunningham 2+8reb+4ast
Belfast Star: T.Johnson 30+14reb+2ast, P.Cummins 13+2reb+2ast, M.McKillop 12+6reb+1ast, S.Dawson 12+1ast, S.Summersgill 5+1ast, F.Toner 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 145151


Moycullen - UL Eagles 63-61

Important game to mention about took place in Moycullen. Fourth ranked Moycullen (3-8) saved a 2-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers UL Eagles (5-6) 63-61 on Sunday evening. Moycullen maintains fourth position with 3-8 record. UL Eagles at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Moycullen will play against league's second-placed UCC Demons in Cork in the next round and it may be the game of the week. UL Eagles will play on the road against the league's leader B.Gais Neptune in Cork and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  B.Gais N.
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Thompson, B.Gais N.24.8 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons24.6 
 3. Enos, Moycullen23.4 
 4. Johnson, Belfast23.0 
 5. Turner, 11890 K.19.3 
 6. Cummins, Belfast17.8 
 7. Stith, UCD Marian17.5 
 8. Jefferson, UL Ea.17.4 
 9. Glover, DCU Saints15.9 
 10. Killeen, UL Eagles15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.7 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.3 
 3. Provizors, DCU S.12.7 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.1 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.8 
 6. Stith, UCD Marian10.3 
 7. Atupem, UCC Demons9.9 
 8. Tummon, Moycullen8.7 
 9. Johnson, Belfast8.7 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Shane COUGHLAN
  UCC D.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Coughlan, UCC D.4.6 
 2. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.3 
 3. Clarke, 11890 K.4.1 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 5. Dowd, Moycullen3.8 
 6. Cunningham, Moycul.3.6 
 7. Meany, UCD Marian3.5 
 8. Donnelly, DCU S.3.3 
 9. Noonan, B.Gais N.3.2 
 10. Hall, UL Eagles3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.7 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.7 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.0 
 4. Stith, UCD Marian2.8 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.2.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.2.2 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.2.1 
 8. Clarke, 11890 K.1.9 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.1.9 
 10. Madsen, 11890 K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.1 
 2. Killeen, UL Eagles2.6 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 4. Stith, UCD Marian1.9 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.1.4 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.1.3 
 7. Enos, Moycullen1.3 
 8. Taylor, B.Gais N.1.2 
 9. Provizors, DCU S.0.8 
 10. Quigley, UL Eagles0.7 


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


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Premier League round 7 best performance: Ekpe Udoh - by Eurobasket News
Nigerian power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Bnei Hasharon, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds, while his team Bnei Hasharon maintains the 9th position in Israeli Premier League. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Udoh had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Bnei Hasharon's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Bryant Dunston (202-F/C-86) of Hapoel Holon. Dunston had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Hapoel Holon cruised to a 93-84 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (#10, 1-5). Hapoel Holon's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Dunston is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Jamaican forward Adrian Uter (201-F/C-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) of Maccabi Rishon (#7). Uter showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Maccabi Rishon, leading his team to a 79-69 win against Elitzur Netanya (#11, 0-6). Maccabi Rishon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Uter has a very solid season. In 6 games in Israel he scored 14.7ppg. He also has 7.0rpg, 2.7bpg and FGP: 54.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ron Lewis (193-G-84) of Hapoel Holon - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Tweety Carter (180-PG-86) of Bnei Hasharon - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Dion Dowell (200-F/G-85) of B.C. Habikaa - 17 points and 10 rebounds
7. Josh Duncan (203-C/F-86) of Maccabi Ashdod - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Richard Hendrix (203-F/C-86) of Maccabi T-A - 19 points and 8 rebounds
9. Chaisson Allen (192-PG-89) of Galil Gilboa - 24 points and 4 rebounds
10. Joe Crawford (196-G/F-86) of Maccabi Rishon - 21 points, 4 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)


Loto League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sylven LANDESBERG
  Maccab.
  (198-F/G-90)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Landesberg, Macca.24.7 
 2. Duncan, Maccabi21.0 
 3. Banks, Elitzur20.8 
 4. Carter, Bnei H.20.5 
 5. Delaney, B.C. H.19.8 
 6. Bradley, Maccabi19.8 
 7. Crawford, Maccab.19.7 
 8. Dunn, Bnei Hashar.19.3 
 9. Lewis, Hapoel Holon18.9 
 10. Powell, Maccabi H.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh DUNCAN
  Maccabi .
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Duncan, Maccabi11.0 
 2. Dunston, Hapoel H.10.7 
 3. Dowell, B.C. H.8.8 
 4. Kitchen, Maccabi8.7 
 5. Freeman, B.C. H.8.7 
 6. Tyus, Maccabi8.5 
 7. Williams, Maccabi8.1 
 8. Mitchell, Ironi A.7.9 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi7.8 
 10. Morgan, Ironi A.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Moran ROTH
  Hapoel Holon
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Roth, Hapoel Holon7.9 
 2. Tapiro, Maccabi7.5 
 3. Randle, Elitzur7.0 
 4. Carter, Bnei H.5.8 
 5. Thomas, Galil Gilb.5.8 
 6. Mitchell, Ironi A.5.4 
 7. Jackson, Maccabi5.0 
 8. Ohayon, Maccabi5.0 
 9. Delaney, B.C. H.4.7 
 10. Powell, Maccabi H.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Raviv LIMONAD
  Ironi A.
  (192-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Limonad, Ironi A.3.0 
 2. Pinnock, B.C. H.2.8 
 3. Ben-Chimol, Maccab.2.4 
 4. Delaney, B.C. H.2.3 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 6. Yavzuri, Galil Gil.2.0 
 7. Burns, Elitzur2.0 
 8. Kitchen, Maccabi2.0 
 9. Berkowitz, Ironi A.2.0 
 10. Harush, Hapoel H.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Maccabi .
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Maccabi4.1 
 2. Uter, Maccabi2.7 
 3. Varnado, Hapoel J.1.7 
 4. Dunston, Hapoel H.1.7 
 5. Hendrix, Maccabi1.6 
 6. Powell, Maccabi Ha.1.3 
 7. Sullivan, Hapoel H.1.3 
 8. Dowell, B.C. H.1.2 
 9. James, Maccabi T-A1.2 
 10. Tyus, Maccabi1.2 


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


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.24.1 
 3. Laing, Elitzur Yav.23.3 
 4. Sanders, Hapoel Y.22.8 
 5. Thondique, Hapoel22.4 
 6. Clemente, Kiryat T.22.0 
 7. Ginyard, Ironi N.20.7 
 8. Daniel, Ironi K-A20.7 
 9. Moragne, Elitzur20.7 
 10. Segev, Kiryat Tiv.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ramon CLEMENTE
  Kiryat T.
  (200-PF-85)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Clemente, Kiryat T.15.3 
 2. Thondique, Hapoel14.4 
 3. Moses, Hapoel K/S12.0 
 4. Rosefelt, Lev H.11.9 
 5. Webb, Ironi R.10.8 
 6. Daniel, Ironi K-A10.1 
 7. Traimel, Ironi N.10.0 
 8. Miller, Macc.B.Y.9.9 
 9. Kelly, Hapoel T-A9.8 
 10. Sanders, Hapoel Y.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.8.3 
 2. Eliyahu, Ironi N.8.1 
 3. Segev, Kiryat Tivon7.6 
 4. Bannister, Ironi R.6.7 
 5. Berkowitz, Elitzu.5.7 
 6. Sukar, Hod Hashar.4.9 
 7. Younger, Ironi K-A3.9 
 8. Housman, Macc.B.Y.3.8 
 9. Gonzalez, Hod H.3.6 
 10. Dunne, Ironi N.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lior SEGEV
  Kiryat Tivon
  (190-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Segev, Kiryat Tivon4.8 
 2. Eliyahu, Ironi N.3.6 
 3. Hofman, Elitzur3.5 
 4. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.3.5 
 5. Miller, Macc.B.Y.3.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Hod H.3.0 
 7. Tolbert, Hapoel K/S2.8 
 8. Sztarkman, Hapoel2.7 
 9. Housman, Macc.B.Y.2.5 
 10. Davidi, Ironi R.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Ironi K-A
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Daniel, Ironi K-A2.7 
 2. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.3 
 3. Jackson, Hapoel Y.1.9 
 4. Clemente, Kiryat T.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Hod H.1.9 
 6. Webb, Ironi R.1.8 
 7. Thondique, Hapoel1.6 
 8. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.3 
 9. Rosefelt, Lev H.1.3 
 10. Dunne, Ironi N.1.1 


EuroCup: Gravelines celebrate victory in Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel Jerusalem - Gravelines 75:91

Gravelines stormed past Jerusalem in the fourth quarter to seal the road win in Group A of EuroCup regular season. Rudy Jomby (197-G/F-88) nailed 19 points to pace the visitors as they climbed at 3-0 record in the ladder. Hapoel Jerusalem suffered the second defeat in three games played.
Gravelines looked solid in the opening frame. The French team was not about to lose their first game in the season as they posted a 22:17 lead. Gravelines exploded with 31 points in the second quarter to stretch the margin. They built a 12-point halftime lead. Jerusalem stopped the rot in the third quarter. The hosts finally adjusted their offence and narrowed the gap to 5 points with ten minutes remaining. But Gravelines stunned the home team with a 20:8 rally in the final frame to celebrate a well-deserved win. Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) accounted for 18 points, while Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH) added 12 in the victory. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) had 20 points for Jerusalem. Brian Randle (203-F-85) chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Hapoel Jerusalem: D.J. Strawberry 20, Brian Randle 15
Gravelines: Rudy Jomby 19, Andrew Albicy 18, Juby Johnson 12


National League Round 8: Kiryat Tivon loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 8 in National League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Kfar Saba where host Hapoel Kfar Saba (2-6) edged league's leader Kiryat Tivon (6-2) 78-75 on Tuesday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Kfar Saba outrebounded Kiryat Tivon 42-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Kiryat Tivon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Adir Harush (187-90) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Hapoel Kfar Saba moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan and Hapoel Y/M. Kiryat Tivon at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A. They were replaced at the leadership position by Macc.B.Yaakov. Kiryat Tivon will play next round against Ironi Nahariya trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hapoel Kfar Saba will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Beer Yaakov on the road.
Another exciting game where second ranked Beer Yaakov (7-1) edged by two points one of their biggest challengers Hapoel Tel-Aviv (6-2) 79-77. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American forward Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. Igor Simin contributed with 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Beer Yaakov keeps a position of league leader. Hapoel Tel-Aviv at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Kiryat Tivon. Beer Yaakov will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Hapoel Afula (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Nahariya between Elitzur Yavne and Ironi Nahariya. Fifth ranked Elitzur Yavne (5-3) got a very close victory on the road over one of their biggest challengers Ironi Nahariya (4-3). Elitzur Yavne managed to escape with a 3-point win 78-75 in the fight for the fourth place. Worth to mention a great performance of Brian Laing who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Marcus Ginyard responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Elitzur Yavne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Ironi Nahariya dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Elitzur Yavne will meet at home Hod Hasharon (#7) in the next round. Ironi Nahariya will play against the league's second-placed Kiryat Tivon in Kiryat Tivon and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against eighth-ranked Elitzur Ramla 91-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Ramla. The winners were led by Dror Davidi who scored that evening 19 points and 6 assists. Elitzur Ramla's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Ramat Gan (2-6) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Hapoel Y/M. Elitzur Ramla at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (#11) in Nes Ziyona and it may be quite challenging game.
Important game to mention about took place in Hod Hasharon. Ninth ranked Hod Hasharon (4-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Hapoel Yokneam/Megido (2-6) 77-75 on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Gary Gandel who scored 25 points and 7 rebounds. Hod Hasharon's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Hod Hasharon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hapoel Yokneam/Megido lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Hod Hasharon will face higher ranked Elitzur Yavne (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Yokneam/Megido will play against Elitzur Ramla (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 8 Lev Hasharon defeated Ironi Nes-Ziona in a road game 82-75. Ironi K-A was beaten by Hapoel Afula at home 83-87.



Hapoel T-A - Macc.B.Yaakov 77-79

Another exciting game where second ranked Beer Yaakov (7-1) edged by two points one of their biggest challengers Hapoel Tel-Aviv (6-2) 79-77. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 18-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. Naturalized Russian guard Igor Simin (197-84) contributed with 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Corry Carr (192-75, college: Texas Tech) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Four Hapoel Tel-Aviv players scored in double figures. Beer Yaakov keeps a position of league leader. Hapoel Tel-Aviv at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Kiryat Tivon. Beer Yaakov will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Hapoel Afula (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: C.Kelly 19+5reb, C.Carr 15+5reb+3ast, D.Stitt 14+6reb+1ast, G.Eytan 11+2reb+2ast, M.Naor 7+7reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 6
Macc.B.Yaakov: N.Miller 25+15reb+3ast, I.Simin 23+3reb+5ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 12+4ast, I.Levi 8+4reb, D.Housman 7+8reb+5ast, I.Buchman 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 145241


Hapoel K/S - Kiryat Tivon 78-75

Round 8 in National League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Kfar Saba where host Hapoel Kfar Saba (2-6) edged league's leader Kiryat Tivon (6-2) 78-75 on Tuesday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Kfar Saba outrebounded Kiryat Tivon 42-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Kiryat Tivon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Marshall Moses (198-89, college: Oklahoma St.) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Adir Harush (187-90) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel Kfar Saba's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Lior Segev (190-83, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 13 points, 7 assists and 5 steals respectively for the guests. Four Hapoel Kfar Saba and five Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan and Hapoel Y/M. Kiryat Tivon at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with Hapoel T-A. They were replaced at the leadership position by Macc.B.Yaakov. Kiryat Tivon will play next round against Ironi Nahariya trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hapoel Kfar Saba will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Beer Yaakov on the road.
Top scorers:
Kiryat Tivon: R.Clemente 14+10reb+1ast, J.Gomes 14+3reb+5ast, L.Segev 13+4reb+7ast, B.Hagbi 10+1reb+3ast, O.Hover 10+4reb, K.Izik 5+4reb
Hapoel K/S: H.Adir 14+5reb+1ast, A.Harush 13+6reb+4ast, O.Cohen 12+1reb, E.Rotemberg 11+8reb, M.Moses 10+12reb+3ast, O.Ron 9+6reb+3ast
gschID: 145242


Ironi Nahariya - Elitzur Yavne 75-78

A very close game took place in Nahariya between Elitzur Yavne and Ironi Nahariya. Fifth ranked Elitzur Yavne (5-3) got a very close victory on the road over one of their biggest challengers Ironi Nahariya (4-3). Elitzur Yavne managed to escape with a 3-point win 78-75 in the fight for the fourth place. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 22-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) who added 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American swingman Marcus Ginyard (196-87, college: N.Carolina) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Eric Traimel (201-88, college: N.Texas) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Elitzur Yavne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Ironi Nahariya dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Elitzur Yavne will meet at home Hod Hasharon (#7) in the next round. Ironi Nahariya will play against the league's second-placed Kiryat Tivon in Kiryat Tivon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: M.Ginyard 32+13reb+4ast, E.Traimel 18+9reb, L.Shvarzvald 6, J.Baze 6+1reb, A.Matta 3+1reb, O.Ben Hemo 3+5reb+2ast
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 23+5reb+2ast, K.Wilson 17+4reb+2ast, E.Hofman 15+7reb+3ast, Z.Volfer 8+8reb+2ast, N.Golan 7+3reb, T.Dray 4+2ast
gschID: 145243


Hod Hasharon - Hapoel Y/M 77-75

Important game to mention about took place in Hod Hasharon. Ninth ranked Hod Hasharon (4-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Hapoel Yokneam/Megido (2-6) 77-75 on Tuesday evening. Hapoel Yokneam/Megido was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Hod Hasharon forced 19 Hapoel Yokneam/Megido turnovers. The best player for the winners was naturalized Latvian swingman Gary Gandel (203-80) who scored 25 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Anthony Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) chipped in 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Hod Hasharon's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Thomas Sanders (194-85, college: Gardner-Webb, agency: Duran International) produced 26 points and 9 rebounds and center Moti Moscovitz (205-85) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Hod Hasharon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hapoel Yokneam/Megido lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Hod Hasharon will face higher ranked Elitzur Yavne (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Yokneam/Megido will play against Elitzur Ramla (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Y/M: T.Sanders 26+9reb+1ast, M.Moscovitz 17+9reb+1ast, J.Sztarkman 11+1reb+2ast, A.Jackson 8+12reb+2ast, T.Ber-Aven 6+3reb+4ast, Z.Ben-Zvi 5+1reb+1ast
Hod Hasharon: G.Gandel 25+7reb+3ast, A.Johnson 23+9reb, A.Skverer 13+2reb+1ast, A.Sukar 6+6reb+7ast, H.Ratner 5+2reb+2ast, C.Dewhurst 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 145237


Elitzur Ramla - Ironi Ramat Gan 83-91

Bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against eighth-ranked Elitzur Ramla 91-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Elitzur Ramla. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-18 Elitzur Ramla's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 91-83 at the end of the game. Ironi Ramat Gan shot 30 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Elitzur Ramla only scored twelve points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by Elitzur Ramla helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by guard Dror Davidi (190-84) who scored that evening 19 points and 6 assists and American forward Rodney Webb (200-83, college: Florida Atlantic) supported him with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Even 19 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists by guard Ilan Berkowitz (186-75) did not help to save the game for Elitzur Ramla. American forward Stacey Moragne (195-83, college: Mass.-Lowell) added 22 points for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Elitzur Ramla's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Ramat Gan (2-6) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Hapoel Y/M. Elitzur Ramla at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Ironi Ramat Gan's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (#11) in Nes Ziyona and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Ramla: S.Moragne 22+2reb+2ast, I.Berkowitz 19+8reb+9ast, R.Bacon 14+7reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 13+4reb+1ast, M.Badalov 7+5reb+2ast, O.Cohen 5+2reb+1ast
Ironi Ramat Gan: D.Davidi 19+4reb+6ast, T.Bannister 18+2reb+4ast, R.Webb 17+11reb, G.Amitay 11+2reb, Y.Yatzkan 9+1reb, r.new 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 145238


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Lev Hasharon 75-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona's (2-5) home loss to tenth ranked Lev Hasharon (4-4) 75-82 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-75. Lev Hasharon made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Lev Hasharon outrebounded Ironi Nes-Ziona 46-24 including a 35-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was naturalized American power forward Isaac Rosefelt (205-85, college: St.Thomas, agency: Avi Zilberman) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. American forward Jamelle Cornley (196-87, college: Penn St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Five Lev Hasharon players scored in double figures. Naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Tal Karpeles (196-90) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Lev Hasharon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Ironi Nes-Ziona keeps the eleventh position with five games lost. Lev Hasharon will face Ironi Kiryat Ata (#8) at home in the next round. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Ironi Ramat Gan.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 18+9reb+4ast, T.Karpeles 17+3reb+1ast, B.Tolbert 9+2reb+1ast, D.Assaf 8+4ast, B.Dupree 7+3reb, R.Zehavian 7+4reb+1ast
Lev Hasharon: J.Cornley 17+10reb+2ast, L.Clinch 17+3reb+3ast, I.Rosefelt 13+16reb, O.Shmidt 12+5reb+3ast, S.Vered 11+6reb+1ast, A.Sela 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 145239


Ironi K-A - Hapoel Afula 83-87

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when seventh ranked Hapoel Afula (4-4) defeated on the road 6th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-4) 87-83 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 30-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Haran Shifman (183-84) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Shifman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. American forward Lenny Daniel (201-87, college: Cal.St.Northridge) produced 28 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and forward Raz Menashe (201-82) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Hapoel Afula moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Ironi Kiryat Ata. Hapoel Afula will face higher ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#3) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: L.Daniel 28+8reb+1ast, R.Menashe 19+7reb+2ast, T.Younger 12+5reb+3ast, G.Halamish 5+2ast, A.Nanikashvili 5+1reb+1ast, R.Elbaz 5+1ast
Hapoel Afula: G.Thondique 28+15reb+1ast, H.Shifman 16+2reb+4ast, G.Cohen 14+6reb+1ast, E.Eliyah 12+3reb+2ast, Y.Deri 10+1reb+2ast, R.LeMelle 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 145240




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  ITALY   


Pazzi's double-double lands him Nazionale A Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
32-year old center Marco Pazzi (203-C-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for Trento and receives a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Santarcangelo (#6, 3-8) 78-71. Trento maintains the 3rd position in Nazionale A. Trento 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 6-5 record. Pazzi turned to be Trento's top player in his first season with the team. Pazzi has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.2rpg) and averages solid 56.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Giovanni Fattori (202-F-85) of San Severo. He is former international forward in his first season at San Severo. In the last game Fattori recorded impressive 25 points and 7 rebounds. It was enough for San Severo to edge slightly lower-ranked Anagni (#5, 4-7) by 4 points 69-65. San Severo's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-6 record. Fattori is a newcomer at San Severo and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.5ppg (#8). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Andrea Benevelli (202-F-85) of league's second-best Orlandina. Benevelli got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Orlandina, leading his team to a 75-68 win against #3 ranked Ferentino in a game of the week. Orlandina needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 4 lost games. Benevelli has a great season in Italy. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.0ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (4th best). He also has 2.8spg and FGP: 57.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bernardo Musso (192-G-86) of Napoli - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Silvio Gigena (200-F-75) of Bari - 23 points and 7 rebounds
6. Matteo Raminelli (203-C-83) of Castelletto - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Marco Carra (185-PG-80) of Trieste - 21 points and 7 rebounds
8. Luca Bedetti (193-G/F-89) of Santarcangelo - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Giampaolo Ricci (200-F-91) of Casalpusterlengo - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Andrea Saccaggi (192-G-89) of Omegna - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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


EuroCup: Benetton eke out overtime win in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita - Benetton 86:87 (OT)

Benetton Treviso celebrated an overtime win over Cedevita in EuroCup Group G tonight. The victory became the first one for the Italian team in the tournament. Vlad Moldoveanu (207-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances, college: American) stepped up with 19 points to lead the effort. Cedevita surged ahead in the opening frame. The hosts piled up a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. But Benetton gradually leveled things up. The visitors narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 41:44. Benetton got within 2 points at the third break 58:60. The Italian team finally denied the deficit late in regulation and forced overtime. The lead changed hands for several times in the extra period but deadly free throw shooting sealed the win for the visitors. Jeff Adrien (201-F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Connecticut) and E'Twaun Moore (192-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) had 13 points each and combined for 16 rebounds. Miro Bilan (212-F-89) answered with 19 points and 11 rebounds for Cedevita. Matjaz Smodis (205-F-79) delivered 17 points in defeat.

Cedevita: Miro Bilan 19+11 boards, Matjaz Smodis 17
Benetton: Vlad Moldoveanu 19, Jeff Adrien 13+10 boards, E'Twaun Moore 13


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.19.7 
 2. Musso, Napoli19.4 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.17.0 
 4. Mei, Comsum.it SI15.9 
 5. Portannese, Torino15.9 
 6. Zanelli, Orlandina15.7 
 7. Carra, Trieste15.6 
 8. Fattori, San Severo15.5 
 9. Prandin, Casalp.15.3 
 10. Micevic, Latina B.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.0 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.2 
 3. Baldi Rossi, Perug.8.8 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.8.7 
 5. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.6 
 6. Borra, Treviglio8.3 
 7. Pazzi, Trento8.2 
 8. Tessitori, Comsum..8.2 
 9. Gandini, Trieste7.9 
 10. Musso, Napoli7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.9 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano3.9 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.7 
 4. Zanelli, Orlandina3.5 
 5. Ruggiero, Bari3.4 
 6. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 7. Rivali, Santarcang.3.3 
 8. Venuto, Casalp.3.1 
 9. Santolamazza, Ana.3.1 
 10. Malamov, Anagni3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.1 
 2. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.4 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.3 
 4. Guarino, Ferentino3.3 
 5. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.1 
 6. Scodavolpe, Firenze3.0 
 7. Tomasiello, Ruvo3.0 
 8. Pilotti, Matera3.0 
 9. Merletto, Ruvo3.0 
 10. Vico, Matera3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Candido, San Seve.1.3 
 3. Ancellotti, Santar.1.3 
 4. Borra, Treviglio1.2 
 5. Corral, Anagni1.0 
 6. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 7. Biligha, Casalp.1.0 
 8. Raminelli, Castell.1.0 
 9. Benevelli, Orlandi.1.0 
 10. Trapella, Fabriano0.9 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR19.9 
 2. Smith, Pepsi C.17.7 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI17.4 
 4. Datome, Lottomat.17.0 
 5. Collins, Pepsi C.16.6 
 6. Coleman, Angelico.15.9 
 7. Diawara, Cimberio.15.4 
 8. Dean, Sidigas AV15.3 
 9. Adrien, Benetton15.1 
 10. Johnson, Sidigas15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Johnson, Sidigas10.4 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.3 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.4 
 5. Sanikidze, CS Bo.9.0 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.7 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.6 
 8. Chiotti, Novip.7.6 
 9. Amoroso, Banca T.7.5 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Diener, Banco d.6.2 
 2. Collins, Pepsi C.5.9 
 3. Green, Sidigas AV5.8 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.1 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.6 
 6. Brown, Banca T.4.1 
 7. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 8. Zoroski, Fabi Shoes3.4 
 9. Pullen, Angelico BI3.4 
 10. Clark, Umana V.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.3 
 2. Hackett, Scavolin.2.7 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI2.4 
 4. Johnson, Sidigas2.3 
 5. Jones, Scavolini PS2.3 
 6. Temple, Novipiu CM2.2 
 7. Collins, Pepsi C.2.1 
 8. Hosley, Banco d.2.1 
 9. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.1 
 10. Dean, Sidigas AV2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Scavolini PS
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.9 
 2. Shermadini, Bennet1.4 
 3. Hunter, Banco d.1.3 
 4. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.1 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Adrien, Benetton1.0 
 7. Crosariol, Lottoma.1.0 
 8. Brunner, Fabi Shoes0.9 
 9. Ress, Montepaschi0.8 
 10. Lavrinovic, Monte.0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Dwight HARDY
  Giorgio .
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Hardy, Giorgio22.9 
 2. Freeman, MarcoPol.22.8 
 3. Marigney, Givova S.20.3 
 4. Teague, S.Antimo20.0 
 5. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.0 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.18.0 
 7. Voskuil, Morpho B.17.9 
 8. Klobucar, Assi Ost.17.7 
 9. Robinson, Trenkwal.17.3 
 10. Rowe, Prima Veroli17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.0 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.1 
 3. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.8 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.6 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.4 
 6. Baldassarre, Bianc.7.4 
 7. Borovnjak, Enel B.7.4 
 8. Chiacig, Trenkwald.6.9