EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/8/2011

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  ABA   


Porter joins the Aces - by Gianni Pascucci
Las Vegas Aces Owner Todd Triplett announced the agreement with veteran player Chris Porter (6'7''-F-78, college: Auburn), who is back to an USA league after five seasons in Chinese CBA

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Zagreb and Garrett parted ways! - by Dani Erceg
KK Zagreb and Diante Garrett (193-G-88, college: Iowa St.) reached agreement to part ways. Garrett had 3 appearances in Euroleague averaging 3.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg. In Adriatic League he also played in 3 games averaging 4.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg. KK Zagreb was his first pro experience, he played NCAA basketball for Iowa St

Nikola Vucevic claims weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Talented international forward Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Buducnost and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 21-year old forward had a double-double of 21 points and twenty rebounds, while his team edged out Krka (#11, 1-5) 84-80. Buducnost is placed at 5th position in . They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Buducnost will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Vucevic turned to be Buducnost's top player in his first season with the team. University of Southern California graduate has very impressive stats this year. Vucevic is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.0ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 11.2rpg) and averages solid 53.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old former international forward Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) of KK Zagreb CO. Simon impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists. Of course he lead KK Zagreb CO to another comfortable win 102-85 over Crvena Zvezda (2-4) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But KK Zagreb CO managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Simon is one of the most experienced players at KK Zagreb CO and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.8ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 5.3rpg and 4.8apg.

The third best performed player last round was American forward Deon Thompson (203-F-88) of top-ranked Union Olimpija. Thompson scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Union Olimpija, leading his team to a 85-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Radnicki K. (#12, 1-5). Union Olimpija started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game. Thompson turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Thompson has a very solid season. In 6 games in Adriatic League he scored 10.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jerome Jordan (213-C-86) of Krka - 17 points and 8 rebounds
5. Sean May (203-F/C-84) of KK Zagreb CO - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Adam Morrison (203-F-84) of Crvena Zvezda - 27 points and 4 rebounds
7. Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) of Zlatorog - 21 points and 3 rebounds
8. Mario Kasun (213-C-80) of KK Zagreb CO - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mike Scott (203-F-86) of Radnicki K. - 20 points and 5 rebounds
10. Coleman Collins (206-F-86) of Siroki WWin - 12 points and 7 rebounds

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


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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. CSMC 2-0 
 2. GS Petroliers 2-0 
 3. Skikda 2-0 
 4. O Batna 1-0 
 5. Sidi-bel-Abbes 1-0 
 6. MS Cherchell 1-1 
 7. Staoueli 1-1 
 8. NAH Dey 1-1 
 9. Blida 1-1 
 10. CRB Temouch. 1-1 
 11. CRB Dar El-B. 1-1 
 12. WA Boufarik 1-1 
 13. Annaba 0-2 
 14. Arreridj 0-2 
 15. US Setif 0-2 
 16. USM Blida 0-2 


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  ARGENTINA   


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


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Jerome MEYINSSE
  Wuber-.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Meyinsse, Wuber-.20.9 
 2. Smith, La Union19.0 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.18.2 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras18.0 
 5. Mikulas, La Union17.2 
 6. Villegas, Sionista16.8 
 7. Gutierrez, Penarol16.4 
 8. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.3 
 9. Roe, Regatas C.16.1 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Garces, Atenas10.5 
 2. Battle, Libertad S.9.3 
 3. Sandes, Sionista9.2 
 4. Mikulas, La Union8.8 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras8.7 
 6. Truscott, Quilm.8.6 
 7. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.5 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.8 
 9. McFarlan, San M.7.5 
 10. Leiva, Penarol7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.2 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol7.0 
 3. Martinez, Regat.6.3 
 4. Cequeira, Sionista6.1 
 5. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.4 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas5.4 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.8 
 9. Osimani, Obras3.7 
 10. McHopson, Quilm.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.1 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.2.1 
 3. Sanchez, Wuber-.2.0 
 4. Aguirre, Quimsa1.9 
 5. Gerbaudo, Club 91.8 
 6. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 7. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.6 
 8. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
 9. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
 10. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Olimpico.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 2. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 3. Roe, Regatas C.0.9 
 4. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 5. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 6. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.8 
 8. Battle, Libertad S.0.8 
 9. Aguerre, Wuber-.0.7 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 


Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Capital Federal zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Velez Sarsfield:

Diego Eiguren (183-G-81)
Ruben Runke (195-C-79)
Guillermo Gavotti (192-F-89)
Juan Ignacio Catalano (192-G-90)
Lucas Bertolotti (192-F)
Fernando Podesta (204-C-92)
Daniel Chaher (192-F-78)
Javier Scheines (204-F-85)
Mauro Sierra (198-F/C-80)
Ignacio Davico (188-G-92)
Leonardo Fabiano (189-G)
Juan Laprovittola (G)

Coach: Juan Pablo Boadaz

Independiente Avellaneda:

Daniel Lares (187-F-79)
Leon Nicanof (185-G-91)

Leon Nicanof (185-G-91)
Ezequiel Orrego (180-G)
Sebastian Cacciola (207-C-82)
Jorge Martocci (188-G-86)
Matias Kunkel (197-F-83)
Matias Hernandez
German Fernandez (199-G/F-91)
Leandro Masieri (201-F-76)
Federico Ramos (208-C-90)

Coach: Jorge Seoane

ramos Mejia LTC:

Facundo Pontillo (184-G)
Lucas Cassetai (183-G)
Luciano Massarelli (183-PG-93)
Nicolas Paciotti (175-G)
Dante Predazzi (195-F-85)
Martin Cuello (195-G)
Maximiliano Segon (200-F)
Gonzalo Alvarez (180-G-93)
Matias garcia (187-F)
Martin Zekas (200-F/C-87)
Guido Accardi (200-C)
Martin Terzi (203-C-83)

Coach: Patricio Neilan

Villa Mitre:

Facundo Madoz (190-G-83)
Juan Ocampos (185-G)
Juan Ignacio Guldris (194-F-84)
Facundo Lapadula (202-C)
Nahuel Asinsten (192-G)
Mariano Sole (195-F)
Juan Pablo Zilla (185-G-76)
Pablo Lapadula (203-C)
Santino Propato (183-G)
Cristian Scaramuzzino (206-C-92, agency: World Sport Agency)
Gerardo Anegon (195-F)
Franco Tonelli (188-G)

Coach: Federico Carbone

GEVP:

Tomas Gianelli (183-G-88)
Kevin Hernandez (204-C-91)
Ivan Macharasvilli (188-G-91)

Ivan Macharasvili (193-F-91)
Sebastian Fonseca (182-G-91)
Alejandro Irigoyen (187-G-84)
Hugo Maldonado (200-C)
German Mastrocola (185-G)
Lautaro Cisterna (G-94)
Martin Massone (187-F-94)
Agustin Actis (196-F)
Nahuel Paciotti (183-G)

Coach: Horacio Pacheco

Pedro Echague:

Matias Aluzzo (176-G-84)
Maximiliano Pellegrino (194-G/F-87)
Gianluca Pellegrino (190-G)
Daniel Kot (192-F)
Facundo Estala (196-F)

Bruno Estala (204-C-89)
Franco Videla (188-F)
Milton Gonzalez (201-C-89)
Nahuel Sunchesky (196-C)
Sebastian Mondino (194-F)
Ezequiel Suriano (186-F)

Coach: Andres Garcia


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Lisch, Wildcats21.0 
 2. Wilkinson, Breakers19.5 
 3. Mills, Tigers18.8 
 4. Redhage, Wildcats17.8 
 5. Warren, 36ers17.6 
 6. Khazzouh, Kings17.5 
 7. Tragardh, Tigers15.7 
 8. Bruce, Kings15.5 
 9. Worthington, Blaze15.5 
 10. Wilson, Taipans15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (210-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Khazzouh, Kings11.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles10.3 
 3. Worthington, Blaze8.0 
 4. Grant, Kings7.8 
 5. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 6. Bose, Kings7.3 
 7. Mims, Crocodiles7.0 
 8. Wilkinson, Breakers6.7 
 9. Hill, Taipans6.6 
 10. Simpsons, 36ers6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 3. Jackson, Breakers5.8 
 4. Martin, Hawks4.9 
 5. Bruce, Kings4.7 
 6. Crosswell, 36ers4.3 
 7. Mills, Tigers4.3 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats4.2 
 9. Glover, Hawks4.0 
 10. Ubaka, Tigers3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.6 
 3. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Mims, Crocodiles2.0 
 5. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 6. Harvey, Blaze1.5 
 7. Vukona, Breakers1.2 
 8. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 9. Boucher, Breakers1.2 
 10. Crosswell, 36ers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Grant, Kings1.8 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings1.5 
 3. Johnson, 36ers1.4 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 5. Nevill, Wildcats1.2 
 6. Forman, Hawks1.1 
 7. Petrie, Blaze1.0 
 8. Martin, Wildcats1.0 
 9. Ballinger, 36ers1.0 
 10. Weigh, 36ers1.0 


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


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  AUSTRIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 27
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna27.0 
 2. Reed, Oberwart24.3 
 3. Wade, Arkadia24.2 
 4. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Djuric, Gussing21.8 
 6. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
 7. Francois, BC Vienna19.4 
 8. Shaw, Oberwart18.9 
 9. Brown, Wels18.0 
 10. Rakocevic, BC Vi.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.10.3 
 2. Skurdauskas, Arkad.9.0 
 3. Oppland, Gmunden8.8 
 4. Reed, Oberwart8.6 
 5. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 6. Bakovic, St.Polten7.2 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.0 
 8. Shaw, Oberwart6.9 
 9. Gordon, Kapfenberg6.7 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenbe.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna5.6 
 2. Lanegger, Klostern.5.5 
 3. Shavies, Furstenf.5.5 
 4. Danek, Arkadia5.2 
 5. Fears, Kapfenberg5.0 
 6. Rakocevic, BC Vi.5.0 
 7. Miletic, BC Vienna4.3 
 8. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.3 
 9. Pryor, Wels4.2 
 10. Klepeisz, Gussing4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.2.8 
 2. Pryor, Wels2.8 
 3. Brown, Wels2.4 
 4. Stazic, BC Vienna1.8 
 5. Murati, Gmunden1.8 
 6. Fears, Kapfenberg1.7 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.7 
 8. Wade, Arkadia1.6 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden1.6 
 10. Koch, Gussing1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.2.8 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.6 
 3. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.2 
 4. Moric, UBSC G.0.8 
 5. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 6. Francois, BC Vienna0.8 
 7. Brown, Wels0.8 
 8. Shaw, Oberwart0.7 
 9. Kohlmaier, Wels0.6 
 10. Arnold, Gmunden0.6 


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  BELGIUM   


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


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Copeland, Aalstar21.2 
 2. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 3. Bostic, Liege17.3 
 4. Tofi, Leuven16.8 
 5. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 6. Mallet, Charleroi15.2 
 7. Green, Charleroi15.2 
 8. Love, Verviers-Pep.14.3 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar13.5 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.0 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.3 
 3. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 4. McLean, Leuven7.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.5 
 6. Brown, Gent6.4 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp6.0 
 8. Merriex, Verviers.6.0 
 9. Shengelia, Charler.6.0 
 10. Tofi, Leuven5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.6 
 3. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.0 
 5. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 6. Davis, Leuven2.8 
 7. Black, Antwerp2.8 
 8. Waters, Liege2.8 
 9. Welsch, Charleroi2.8 
 10. Rich, Oostende2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Adeola DAGUNDURO
  Leuven
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dagunduro, Leuven3.0 
 2. Black, Antwerp2.7 
 3. Downey, Verviers.2.5 
 4. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.2.2 
 6. Muya, Liege2.0 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp2.0 
 8. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 9. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 10. Djordjevic, Ooste.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.3 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.7 
 3. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 4. Iarochevitch, Liege1.0 
 5. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 6. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 7. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 8. Nivins, M.Hainaut0.8 
 9. Wilson, Antwerp0.7 
 10. Green, Charleroi0.7 


D1 round 7 best performance: Salah Mejri - by Eurobasket News
Tunisian center Salah Mejri (216-C-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Antwerp, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Aalstar (4-2) 71-60. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Antwerp is placed at 3rd position in Belgian D1. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Antwerp will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. It's Mejri's second year at Antwerp and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Salah Mejri has solid league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 8.0rpg. Mejri is in league's top in and averages impressive 3.3bpg and 76.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Jason Love (206-F/C-87) of Verviers-Pep.. Love had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Verviers-Pep. lost that game 56-70 to slightly higher-ranked Gent (#8, 1-5). Verviers-Pep. are still at the very bottom. 6 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Love is a newcomer at Verviers-Pep., but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.3ppg (#8). He also registered 7.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was international guard Lionel Bosco (176-PG-81, agency: Court Side) of Gent (#8). Bosco showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Gent, leading his team to a 70-56 easy win against Verviers-Pep. (#9, 0-6). Gent can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Bosco he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Bosco has individually a great season in Belgium. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.6apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Charleroi - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Timothy Black (178-G-81) of Antwerp - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Sean Singletary (183-PG-85) of M.Hainaut - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Monta McGhee (198-F-79) of Leuven - 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Adeola Dagunduro (196-G-86) of Leuven - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Guy Muya (190-G-83) of Liege - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Christophe Beghin (207-F-80) of Charleroi - 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Bosna 5-0 
 2. Igokea 5-1 
 3. Mladost 4-2 
 4. Capljina 4-2 
 5. Borac Nektar 3-2 
 6. Varda HE 3-2 
 7. Leotar 3-3 
 8. Zrinjski HT 3-3 
 9. Hercegovac 2-3 
 10. Servitium 2-3 
 11. Brotnjo 1-5 
 12. Celik 1-5 
 13. Vogosca 0-5 
Play in international cups:
 1. Siroki WWin 0-0 


Siroki explodes in Lasko, beats Zlatorog 53-78 - by Eurobasket News
Adriatic league, Round 6: Zlatorog - Siroki WWin 53-78

Siroki played a great game in Lasko last night. The reigning Bosnian champion smashed their host Zlatorog with huge 53-78. The game was mostly controlled by HKK Siroki WWin. Zlatorog managed to win third quarter 14-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-G-89) who scored 19 points. American forward Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) who recorded 21 points and guard Danijel Vujasinovic (180-G-89) added 6 points and 4 assists respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Bosnian champion maintains eighth position with 3-3 record. Loser Zlatorog still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Helios. HKK Siroki WWin will meet at home higher ranked Partizan (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Zlatorog will play against KK Zagreb CO (#9) and looks forward to get finally their first victory. Siroki will play its next game on Sunday.

Siroki WWin: F.Pilepic 19+4reb+2ast, D.Butorac 12+1reb+3ast, C.Collins 12+7reb, D.Planinic 10+2reb, B.Barac 6+4reb, Z.Sakic 6+7reb+2ast
Zlatorog: V.Panic 21+3reb, D.Vujasinovic 6+3reb+4ast, M.Smrdelj 5+4reb, L.Lapornik 5+5reb, A.Omic 4+8reb, D.Cohadarevic 4+4reb


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  BRAZIL   


Santos player Laurence Young die this sunday - by Paulo Freire
The american guard Laurence Scott Young, 30 years old, died on Sunday in Santos City, due to a generalized infection, initially caused by a dental problem. Hospitalized since last month in a hospital in the city of Santos, the player had been defending the Santos Team in the first division of the Paulista State Championship.

Laurence Young (194-G-81, college: Rider) played for his club for the last time on October 15, when he scored 20 points in defeat for the Jacarei by 91 to 85. Then he was hospitalized and saw his health situation gets worse.

The former Rider (NCAA) played for several years in the Brazilian basketball, in which he defended the Vila Velha, Saldanha da Gama, Americana, Sao Bernardo, among other teams. In the international scenario, the athlete played for teams in Ireland.

All the brazilian basketball community is in shock and wishing him to rest in peace.




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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


BD Basketball Inter-Primary League in full swing - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Althea Scatliffe leapfrogged St. Georges Primary School in the BD Basketball Inter Primary league standings, thanks to Kedrick Matthews 12 points and 10 rebounds in a 23-10 victory on Saturday October 29, 2011.

Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) made it 2 wins from 2 games to move into second place in Zone A with the win although they remain behind Leonora Delville Primary (LDPS), who have 3 wins and 1 loss in top spot.

Dante Vanterpool scored 5 points and also had 10 rebounds for ASPS whilst Chaz Fahie scored 4 for St Georges and Eduardo Vargas picked up 12 rebounds.

In the clash of the top two teams, ASPS overcame LDPS 23-6, thanks to another 11 points from Matthew. He also picked off 6 rebounds and Renrick Mossack Jnr. scored 5 points with 4 steals. For LDPS, Terelle Grant scored 4 points with 4 rebounds and 6 steals.

St Georges Primary bounced back from their defeat to ASPS with a crushing 17 0 victory over Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS) with Eduardo Vargas scoring 6 points along with 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Quammic Turnbull added 4 points and 5 rebounds.

LDPS were then the recipients of a 20 0 forfeiture from EAPS.

In Zone B, Cedar remains unbeaten and in 1st place following weekend victories over Isabella Morris Primary School (IMPS) 22 13 and 22-7 against Alexandrina Maduro Primary School (AMPS).

Against AMPS, Braeden Chalwell top scored with 6 points, with Kai Turnbull, Juden Chalwell and Kai Chalwell all scoring 4 each. Turnbull added 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. Machel Coplin scored 3 points with 3 rebounds and 3 steals for AMPS.

Juden Chalwell scored 8 in the win over IMPS for whom Johangel Rodriquez scored all 13 points.

Second in Zone B are Willard Wheatley Primary who also beat IMPS by 9-4. Shaqueal Frett scored 5 points with 6 steals and DQuan Christopher added 4 points and 5 rebounds. They missed out on their chance to go top though, losing the local derby to Francis Lettsome Primary 16-15.

The game see-sawed throughout each quarter, with first WWPS taking an early advantage and then Francis Lettsome Primary School (FLPS) clawing their way back into the game. It was all square at the half. WWPS then took a 1 point lead into the 4th, before being pipped at the buzzer. Dante Mitchum top scored for FLPS with 5 points and Christopher for WWPS also with 5. He added 9 rebounds.

Joyce Samuel got their league campaign back on track with an impressive 16-11 win over AMPS. The combination of Shauliqua Pebble Fahie and Rafique Manning proving an irrestible force. Fahie top scored with 7 points and Manning added 14 rebounds. For AMPS, Germarie Brumant scored 2 points and picked up 7 rebounds.

In other Zone B action, AMPS condemned IMPS to a third defeat in 3, winning 20 4 thanks to Jevonte Barnes 8 points. Brumant added 6 and for IMPS, William Corea scored 2 with 6 rebounds and KJae Thompson finished with 2 points, 2 rebounds and 5 steals.



Basketball All Star Weekend set for Saturday! - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI The waiting is over, the excitement and anticipation building as the BD basketball Association has announced those players selected to take part in the All Star BD Basketball Extravaganza on Saturday November 5, 2011, at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

The days activities will kick off at 10 a.m. with the pre-arranged game between Cedar International School and Francis Lettsome Primary School.

Then the Skills Challenge will take place followed by the Shoot Out featuring the leagues top young point scorers.

At around 1 p.m. the two teams representing the East and West Zones will take to the court in a showcase match-up, hopefully watched by many fans, parents and players.




BD Basketball league in high gear! - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI The BD Basketball Primary School League regular season drew to a close on Saturday November 5, 2011, with few surprises but disappointment for Francis Lettsome Primary School (FLPS).

FLPS needed a win over Cedar School to clinch 4th place in Zone B, but despite the efforts of Jason Potter, went down 19-8. Potter scored 6 points with 2 blocks, 3 steals and 1 assist, but Cedars overall team play saw them home. Juden Chalwell top scored with 5 points adding 9 steals. Jude Kinkead scored 4 points with 4 rebounds and Kia Turnbull scored 3 with 2 steals and 2 assists.

Donald Layne and Dante Mitcham both recorded four steals for FLPS who ended with a 2-3 record and missed out on the play offs.
Cedar School, although already qualified for the next round, lost an epic encounter with Joyce Samuel Primary School (JSPS) 24-22 to decide the Zone Champions and top seeding.

JSPS were ahead by just 2 going into the final 2 minutes and all square at 20 each with just over a minute to go.
An interception deep inside their own half gave JSPS the chance to quickly transition to offense from what had been a few nervous moments of defense. A long pass found Rafique Manning who drove into the paint and made no mistake with a 2-pointer.

Fifty eight seconds to go and JSPS were up by 2. A time out by Cedar allowed them to regroup and immediately Juden Chalwell drew a foul as he attempted a shot. Both free throws were missed, but Cedar still piled forward using full court pressure as they looked for the equalizer.

Kai Turnbull eventually netted a 2-pointer to send the many parents of Cedar School who were nervously watching into shouts of joy and it looked like the game would go to overtime. Then with just 3 seconds left, Manning picked up a defensive rebound, quickly fed the ball to Shauliqua Fahie on the right, she took the ball forward, drew the defense, evaded a tackle and fired off a 3 point attempt. The ball bounced off the rim and Malicki Thomas leaped high to claim the rebound. He made some room and coolly fired home from the edge of the paint, despite Kai Caldwells desperate attempt at a block, to secure the victory and send the Belle Vue fans wild.

Manning finished with 8 points and 6 rebounds, Thomas also scored 8 and KCei Moses had 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 5 steals and 3 assists. For Cedar Kinkead had 6 points, 3 rebounds, Juden Chalwell 6 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Kai Turnbull added 3 rebounds and 2 assists to his 5 points.

In Zone A, ASPS finished with an unbeaten 4 0 record to clinch top spot following up a 30 6 win over Enis Adams Primary School (EAPS) with a 31 10 victory against Ivan Dawson Primary School (IDPS).
The loss by EAPS meant they were knocked out of the play offs, finishing the season without a win.

Kedrick Matthew led the victory charge for ASPS with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Dante Vanterpool notched 7 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals and Malik Jones scored 7 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal. For EAPS, Keandre Canino scored 4 points.

Against IDPS, Jones scored 12 points with 5 rebounds, Vanterpool 9 points and Matthew, again scored 8 adding 6 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals. Darrion Parsons scored 5 for IDPS.

The play off which will take place during the coming week will feature JSPS v AMPS, Cedar v WWPS in Zone B. In Zone A, ASPS take on IDPS and LDPS face St Georges.

The winners of each Zone match will then play each other in semi final action before the Championship game on Saturday November 12.



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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.23.8 
 2. Harper, Levski S.22.3 
 3. Stankov, Spartak21.3 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.0 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.18.3 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Ril.17.3 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.16.3 
 8. Koev, Chernomorets15.8 
 9. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.8 
 10. Hall, Levski Sofia14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr YANEV
  Cherno More
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Yanev, Cherno More11.8 
 2. Evtimov, Levski So.10.3 
 3. Todorov, Spartak8.5 
 4. Slaveykov, Sparta.8.5 
 5. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.3 
 6. Pavlovski, Chernom.7.3 
 7. Martin, Balkan7.0 
 8. Crawford, Balkan6.5 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Ril.6.3 
 10. Petkov, Tundja Y.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.3 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.5.5 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.3 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.0 
 5. Filipov, Balkan4.0 
 6. Dunovic, Chernomo.4.0 
 7. Aleksiev, Cherno M.4.0 
 8. Todorov, Spartak3.8 
 9. Roshmanov, Cherno.3.5 
 10. Koev, Chernomore.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.3.3 
 2. Kirov, Rilski S.3.0 
 3. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.7 
 5. Velikov, Rilski S.2.5 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.3 
 7. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.0 
 8. Dunovic, Chernomo.2.0 
 9. Petkov, Tundja Y.2.0 
 10. Boev, Rilski Spor.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.8 
 2. Martin, Balkan1.3 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.3 
 4. Gocevski, Tundja Y.1.3 
 5. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.1.0 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.1.0 
 8. Iliev, Cherno More0.8 
 9. Davidov, Cherno M.0.7 
 10. Aleksov, Chernomo.0.5 


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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan MACKINNON
  Victoria
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 28
 1. Mackinnon, Victoria28.0 
 2. King, TRU26.0 
 3. Baker, Alberta25.5 
 4. Ravier, Brandon21.5 
 5. Shepherd, Memorial20.5 
 6. Freeman, UFV20.0 
 7. Kok, TRU20.0 
 8. Coston, TWU20.0 
 9. Westbrook, TWU20.0 
 10. Oliver, Manitoba19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan BAKER
  Alberta
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Baker, Alberta16.5 
 2. King, TRU13.0 
 3. Waldner, Lethb.10.0 
 4. Speer, Manitoba10.0 
 5. Grewal, UFV10.0 
 6. Fidler, Calgary9.0 
 7. Helsby, Memorial9.0 
 8. Rouse, St.Mary''s8.5 
 9. Habib, Memorial8.0 
 10. Gareau, Regina8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  Saskatch.
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 8
 1. Barrett, Saskatch.8.0 
 2. Rouse, St.Mary''s8.0 
 3. Shepherd, Memorial7.5 
 4. Smith, St.Mary''s6.5 
 5. Helsby, Memorial6.0 
 6. Pribilsky, TRU5.0 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon5.0 
 8. Henry, Saskatch.5.0 
 9. Kok, TRU5.0 
 10. Woodland, Memorial4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan BAKER
  Alberta
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Baker, Alberta3.5 
 2. Sansregret, Manit.3.5 
 3. Barrett, Saskatch.3.0 
 4. Rouse, St.Mary''s3.0 
 5. Westbrook, TWU3.0 
 6. York, UFV3.0 
 7. Foth, Saskatchewan3.0 
 8. Mackinnon, Victoria3.0 
 9. Ostertag, Saskatc.3.0 
 10. Speer, Manitoba3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Paul GAREAU
  Regina
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gareau, Regina2.0 
 2. Forbes, Saskatch.2.0 
 3. Coward, Lethbridge2.0 
 4. Waldner, Lethb.1.5 
 5. Rouse, St.Mary''s1.0 
 6. Osborne, TWU1.0 
 7. Bates, Alberta1.0 
 8. Fassett, St.Mary''s1.0 
 9. Lieffers, Saskatch.1.0 
 10. Oliver, Manitoba1.0 


Lightning also strikes Mill Rats - by Eurobasket News
Lightning struck in Saint John Sunday afternoon as the London Lightning scored a road win against the Saint John Mill Rats with a score of 81-70 at Harbour Station in front of 2,084 fans.

The Lightning led most of the way with the Mill Rats continuing to claw back and make it a fight. However, the Lightning players executed down the stretch to pull away in the end.

Saint John Mill Rats forward Antoine Tisby (6'9''-F-83, college: S.Carolina) said: 'We played a hard game and are still working on getting everything together. We have a group of guys that have never played together before. We have a few days to go back to the drawing board and work on the little things - small details.'

The Mill Rats got contributions from Antoine Tisby with 19 points and Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, college: Massachusetts) with 14. Tim Ellis (6'4''-G-81, college: Kansas St.) led the Lightning with 18 points followed by Shawn Daniels (6'7''-C-79, college: Utah St.) and Eddie Smith (6'2''-G-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) both with 15 points.

The Mill Rats will play their second home game on Thursday, November. 10th against the Summerside Storm. After their first home game of the NBL Canada season, the Mill Rats are now 0-2 for league standings, while the Lightning improve to 3-0.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Oshawa Power defeats Quebec Kebs 95-92 - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power gained sweet revenge over the Quebec Kebs with a 95-92 win at Laval University, avenging a loss to the Kebs just 6 days prior. Coming off a convincing victory in their home opener at the GM Centre on Thursday, the Oshawa Power looked to carry over their momentum in a back and forth game with the Quebec Kebs Saturday night.

Small forward Brandon Robinson (6'8''-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Auburn) started out the gate red hot, knocking down shot after shot, while leading all scorers at the half with 18 points. He finished with a game-high 25 points, draining 4 threes, while grabbing 5 rebounds.

'I feel that we did a great job and we stayed together on the road. I am glad to be a part of a group that will go down in history as the first Power team to win on the road', said Robinson.

Through the first half of action the Power and Kebs traded the lead, going neck and neck. Only one point separated the teams at the half.
The second half was as action packed as the first. Both teams fought valiantly to secure a victory, but it was a barrage of three point field goals in the final minute of the game that sealed the win for the Power.

Power forward Omari Johnson (6'9''-F, college: Oregon St.) and first overall draft pick Morgan Lewis (6'4''-F-87, college: Findlay, OH) connected on back to back threes to break it open. Johnson came off the bench and finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Lewis added 12 points of his own. Royce Parran filled the stat sheet once again for the Kebs notching 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in the losing effort. Quebec will now have a couple days to recover before
they host Ontarios other team, the 2-0 London Lighting.

The Power will now turn their attention to their Monday November 14 tilt with the Saint John Mill Rats. The game will be the first encounter between the two teams and will tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.oyetimes.com


Lightning strikes Halifax - by Eurobasket News
London Lightning 109 Halifax Rainmen 90

An impressive blowout victory for the London Lightning in Nova Scotia, Saturday evening.

The games 1st quarter was a fairly even affair as both teams scored 28 points. The Rainmen of Halifax were able to keep the tempo up with their press and swingman Rodney Buford (6'5''-G-77, college: Creighton) dropped 12 points in the quarter on the strength of turnaround jumpers and a three. C/F Abdullahi Kuso notably gave a valiant effort on the offensive boards, taking three strong attempts on one trip before finally getting a whistle and two FT attempts. Moses Malone is nodding approvingly.

For London, Gabe Freeman (6'6''-F-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) (20 points on the night) was able to work his way into the middle for several good shots, most notably a give-and-go off an inbounds play that resulted in a swooping bank shot plus the harm for a three-point play.

As the 2nd quarter commenced, the Lightning struck hard and fast in pushing their lead to 51-41 by halftime. The 2nd half continued the trend of the 2nd quarter: London considerably upped the defensive pressure, which Halifax refused to deal with correctly leading to forced shot after forced shot. With the bricks a-flyin, London was able to get into the open court either for a transition basket or they pulled back and found open men spotting up around the three-point arc as DeAnthony Bowden intrepidly pushed the pace on the break keeping Halifax on their heels.

Freeman continued his good play in the 2nd half with a couple of mid-range jumpers. Meanwhile, Taylor King (6'6''-F-88, college: Concordia Irvine) (21 points) was absolutely deadly from downtown and delivered the final blow early in the fourth with a dagger that pushed the lead to 26 and deflated what was left of Halifaxs spirit.

Courtesy of www.hardwoodparoxysm.com


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  CHILE   


Standings - DIMAYOR
Liga Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 12-0 
 2. Los Leones 12-1 
 3. Sagrados 9-3 
 4. Puente Alto 8-4 
 5. San Juan 6-7 
 6. Sportiva Italiana 5-8 
 7. Stadio Italiano 4-9 
 8. Sabuesos 3-9 
 9. Providencia 3-10 
 10. Palestino 1-12 
South
 1. Aleman 9-2 
 2. Osorno Basq. 8-2 
 3. Dep.Valdivia 7-4 
 4. Dep.Castro 6-5 
 5. Dep.Ancud 5-6 
 6. Temuco Basket 4-6 
 7. Dep.Pucon 3-8 
 8. Las Animas 1-10 


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  COLOMBIA   


Standings
Copa Federacion Standings
 1. Bucaros 15-8 
 2. Guerreros 14-7 
 3. Orgullo Paisa 13-8 
 4. Patriotas 11-12 
 5. Caribbean Heat 10-13 
 6. Cucuta Norte 9-15 
 7. InderValle 7-16 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Mimica, KK Split21.8 
 2. Ceskovic, Kvarner20.8 
 3. Mrva, Jolly20.6 
 4. Ross, Jolly18.8 
 5. Vranes, Borik17.5 
 6. Simovic, Kvarner17.0 
 7. Tomeljak, Svjet.16.3 
 8. Peric, Dubrovnik15.8 
 9. Dosen, Dubrovnik15.6 
 10. Sarlija, Borik15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Simovic, Kvarner9.0 
 2. Ivanov, Zadar7.8 
 3. Ridl, Darda7.3 
 4. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.3 
 5. Radic, Zadar7.3 
 6. Tesija, Alkar Sinj7.0 
 7. Cakarun, Borik7.0 
 8. Buva, Krizevci6.8 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar6.8 
 10. Karac, Dubrovnik6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci9.0 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.7.3 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 4. Mimica, KK Split4.0 
 5. Tomas, Zabok4.0 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.8 
 7. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.5 
 8. Salamun, Kvarner3.5 
 9. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 10. Zadnik, Zadar3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Josip SURINA
  Kvarner .
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Surina, Kvarner2.7 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly2.6 
 4. Zadnik, Zadar2.0 
 5. Zadravec, Zabok2.0 
 6. Banic, Borik2.0 
 7. Zivkovic, Svjetlost1.8 
 8. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 9. Delas, Zadar1.8 
 10. Katic, KK Split1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Zvonimir RIDL
  Darda
  (204-F-73)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ridl, Darda1.5 
 2. Curkovic, Alkar Si.1.3 
 3. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.3 
 4. Kastropil, Zadar1.0 
 5. Toncinic, Zadar1.0 
 6. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.8 
 7. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.8 
 8. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 9. Bubalo, Zabok0.7 
 10. Cinac, Kvarner 20.0.7 


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


Duro Bjegovic signs deal in Austria - by Eurobasket News
Duro Bjegovic (201-F-88, college: Sacramento St.) will continue his career in Austria. The Croatian forward penned a deal with Carefuel Gussing Knights for rest of the season. Begovic already made debut with his new team. He scored 14 points against St. Polten. Gussing won that game at home 96-91. Duro Bjegovic is a product of the Sacramento State University, where he graduated this year. He had 9.2 ppg and 5.4 rpg for his school as a senior. Bjegovic transferred to Sacramento State in 2008 from the M.West Plains (JUCO). In Croatia, Duro Bjegovic played for Split. He was a member of the Croatian U18 and cadet National Teams.

Zagreb shines against Crvena Zvezda - by Eurobasket News
Finally, one good game for the reigning Croatian champion. Zagreb celebrated in Round Six of Adriatic league and its players demonstrated nice performance. Also in this round, Cedevita won, while Cibona lost its game.
Zagreb smashed Crvena Zvezda at home 102-85. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zagreb CO. Zvezda was better in third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Zagreb CO shot 63.0 percent from the field and made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 70.0 percentage. KK Zagreb CO players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for American power forward Sean May (203-F/C-84, college: N.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Center Mario Kasun (213-C-80) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five KK Zagreb CO players scored in double figures. American forward Adam Morrison replied with 27 points and guard Andreja Milutinovic added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Zvezda. Zvezda's coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. KK Zagreb CO's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Zlatorog (#14) in Lasko where they are favorite.
Bottom-ranked Slovenian Helios (0-6) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to third ranked Croatian Cedevita (5-1) 87-62. The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. Helios was better in third quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cedevita dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Helios' 32 and made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Cedevita had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Helios were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) notched 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American-Panamanian forward Levour Warren (196-F-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) supported him with 15 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds by Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic did not help to save the game for Helios. Croatian forward Drazen Bubnic (207-F-86) added 9 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cedevita have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-1 record behind leader Union Olimpija, which they share with Partizan. Helios at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Zlatorog. Cedevita will play against Radnicki K. (#12) in Kragujevac in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Helios will play at home against Zvezda in Beograd and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game in Beograd supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Croatian Cibona (4-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Serbian Partizan (5-1). Partizan smashed Cibona 91-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cibona. The game without a history. Partizan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Cibona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for center Miroslav Raduljica who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Danilo Andjusic contributed with 14 points for the winners. American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Court Side) replied with 11 points and 4 assists and American guard Brian Chase (178-81, college: Virginia Tech) added 16 points in the effort for Cibona. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Defending Serbian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Cedevita. Cibona at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be HKK Siroki WWin (#8) in Siroki Brijeg where they are favorite. Cibona will play at home against Hemofarm in Vrsac and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Teams will have five days to prepare for the next Adriatic league round.


Zagreb and Garrett parted ways! - by Dani Erceg
KK Zagreb and Diante Garrett (193-G-88, college: Iowa St.) reached agreement to part ways. Garrett had 3 appearances in Euroleague averaging 3.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg. In Adriatic League he also played in 3 games averaging 4.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg. KK Zagreb was his first pro experience, he played NCAA basketball for Iowa St

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Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Etha 4-0 
 2. Keravnos 4-0 
 3. APOEL 2-1 
 4. Apollon 2-1 
 5. Omonia 1-2 
 6. AEL 0-2 
 7. AEK 0-3 
 8. ENAD 0-4 


ROUND 4- ANALYTICAL STATISTICS and WEEKLY AWARD TO.! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Round 4
1)Top scorer= Frazier - Keravnos = 31 points
2)Top rebounder= Boykin-Omonoia and Pantouris - Apollon =14 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Hutcher - Keravnos = 6 assists
4)Top stealer= Massamba - Etha = 4 steals
5)Most turnovers= Ford-Apollon = 6 turnovers
6)est scoring team in round 4=Apollon (scored 82 pts)
7)Best defensive team in round 4= Keravnos (received 62 pts)

B) Highlights and award Round 4

Important victory for Apollon that is 2-1.
Important victories for Keravnos and Etha. They are the only teams that are 4-0.

The weekly award goes to Winsome Frazier of Keravnos for his great scoring ability that led Keravnos to the victory (8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 31 (6) points).

C) Situationals

Scoring >76 in Round 4

Etha (scored 76)
Enad (scored 78)
Keravnos (scored 77)
Apollon (scored 82)

The statistical analysis of the 4th week infers that the cut of points scored is placed at 76 points.

It needs to be taken into consideration that this is 4th week. In general, all above statistics and a teams ability to look more stable are greatly influenced by each teams schedule. This obviously skews the results accordingly. A more valid profile of each team will be shaped towards the end of the regular season.




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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Pavel HOUSKA
  BK Decin
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Houska, BK Decin19.0 
 2. Lowery, Chomutov18.9 
 3. Grant, Levice18.8 
 4. Sedmak, USK Praha18.8 
 5. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 6. Wright, Chomutov17.5 
 7. Longmire, Usti n.17.3 
 8. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.3 
 9. McFadden, Usti n.16.8 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Votroubek, USK P.8.8 
 2. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.5 
 3. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.5 
 4. Meno, Svitavy8.0 
 5. Houska, BK Decin8.0 
 6. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.9 
 7. Gavran, Inter B.6.8 
 8. Peterson, BK Prost.6.5 
 9. Hruby, Usti n.6.5 
 10. Field, BC Kolin6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha5.3 
 2. Wright, Chomutov5.2 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.6 
 4. Vrubl, Plzen4.3 
 5. George, Svitavy3.8 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 7. Boyer, BK Decin3.3 
 8. Kostomaj, Levice3.0 
 9. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.0 
 10. Simmons, CEZ N.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.1 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava3.1 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.6 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.5 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin2.1 
 7. Lowery, Chomutov1.9 
 8. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 9. Longmire, Usti n.1.7 
 10. Grant, Levice1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.2.0 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.6 
 3. Grant, Levice1.5 
 4. Meno, Svitavy1.2 
 5. Pumprla, CEZ N.0.9 
 6. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 7. Kolovrat, B&W O.0.8 
 8. Slavik, USK Praha0.8 
 9. Jelinek, BC Kolin0.8 
 10. Votroubek, USK P.0.7 


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  EBA   


Metro All-stars starting off on good foot - by Justin Moore
The Metropolitan All-Stars strike again with 4 players playing abroad and maybe more to come. Antwon Hawkins (6'5''-G, college: District of Col.) (eba finals mvp), Curtis Crews (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Montgomery CC), Elyon Bush (6'7''-F-85, college: Delaware St.). They will be playing for DURAZNEROS DE CASAS GRANDES in the biggest national tournament in Mexico City called the PINOTEPA NACIONAL OAXACA. 'Our players put in the work and its paying off' says 3rd year coach Alvin Brown (eba coach of the year). 'With the NBA lock out players are not getting jobs as in previous years. Metropolitan even during these times are able to help our young players dreams come true.' Also Darnell Evans (6'3''-G, college: Queens, NC) (also known as TEX) will be joining owner and player Calvin Brown (6'9''-C-83, college: Norfolk St.) Jr in the national tournament in Peru. 'This is a dream come true I get to play with a player that I already know and he gets to showcase to the world what I know I already know, that he can flat out hoop' says EBA player of the year Calvin Brown jr.

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  EUROLEAGUE   


Caja Laboral resigns Pau Ribas - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral locked Pau Ribas (193-PG-87) up to 2014/15 season. The Basque team resigned a deal with the guard. Pau Ribas joined Caja Laboral back in 2009. Last season the guard notched 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist per Euroleague game. In ACB his stats read 5.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per appearance. Pau Ribas had stints with CB Prat and Joventut Badalona before. He was the member of Spanish U18 and U20 National Teams.

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  FINLAND   


1st Division round 6 best performance: Baboucarr Bojang - by Eurobasket News
Gambian forward Baboucarr Bojang (204-F-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked FoKoPo, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 24 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team ToPo Akatemia (#12, 0-6) with 39-point margin 97-58. It allowed FoKoPo to consolidate first place in the Finnish 1st Division. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but FoKoPo already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. Bojang turned to be FoKoPo's top player in his first season with the team. Former Illinois State University star has very solid stats this year. Bojang leads league in rebounds with 15.3rpg. Bojang is in league's top in and averages impressive 72.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Josh Nofflet (194-F-88) of Oulun NMKY. Nofflet had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Oulun NMKY to another comfortable win 102-85 over the lower-ranked Porvoon Tarmo (#11, 1-5) being unquestionably team leader. Oulun NMKY's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Nofflet is a newcomer at Oulun NMKY, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.5ppg (#3). He also registered 9.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Darren Townes (201-F-86) of BC Nokia (#3). Townes scored 23 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of BC Nokia, leading his team to a 83-79 win against the lower-ranked SayRi (#9, 1-4). BC Nokia is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 5-1 record is not that bad... Townes has a great season in Finland. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.7rpg (4th best). He also has 2.2spg and 1.2bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lloyd Phillips (178-PG-85) of Oulun NMKY - 36 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Eze Andrews (201-F/C-83) of Ura Basket - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gerald January (201-F/C-88) of BC Nokia - 19 points and 15 rebounds
7. Treylon Manning (176-PG-85) of Huima - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. La Trice Little (186-G-79) of Porvoon Tarmo - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Eric Williams (198-F-85) of Lapua - 26 points and 9 rebounds
10. Lance Storrs (195-G-89) of Jyvaskyla - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists

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


KORISLIIGA: Carl Lindbom scored 30 points - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 10: One contest tonight. UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) leading by nine (44-35) vs Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) during the half time, but third quarter was changing the nature of the game. ToPo won those 10 minutes 10-32 and the contest 77-97 (44-35). Quarters: 18-18, 26-17, 10-32, 23-30. Actually there was a 0-22 run between minutes 24:34 and 31:55. And game MVP Carl Lindbom (204-F-91) -show was on especially during the second half. Lindbom scored his career high 30 points (1 - 4/6, 2 - 7/12, 3 - 4/6).
Chase Griffin (188-G-83, college: Pepperdine) and Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) added 16 pts each. Cedric Latimer (198-F-87, college: St.Francis, PA) led Korihait with 17 pts. Shawn Vanzant (183-PG-88, college: Butler) was back in action: 15pts/5a.
UU-Korihait - ToPo 77-97 (44-35). (Cedric Latimer 17, Shawn Vanzant 15/5a, Petri Heinonen 15 - Carl Lindbom 30, Chase Griffin 16, Timo Heinonen 16. A: 601).
Vilpas (Salo) is after a new American F. Junior Hairston (203-F-84, college: Towson) (13,3 ppg - 8,7 rpg) is no more on Vilpas roster as the Finnish team does not stand any of the players to drive a car when drunken. Hairston was caught by police in Helsinki on Sunday morning.




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


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.28.7 
 2. Baxley, Lapua25.8 
 3. Nofflet, Oulun N.23.5 
 4. Williams, Lapua22.5 
 5. Manning, Huima22.3 
 6. Storrs, Jyvaskyla22.3 
 7. Reed, Lapua21.3 
 8. Henderson, Porvoo.21.0 
 9. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.20.8 
 10. Green, Ura Basket19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Baboucarr BOJANG
  FoKoPo
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Bojang, FoKoPo15.3 
 2. Cooper, SayRi14.6 
 3. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.2 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia10.7 
 5. Britton, Huima10.4 
 6. Green, Ura Basket9.8 
 7. Nofflet, Oulun N.9.3 
 8. Andrews, Ura B.9.0 
 9. Storrs, Jyvaskyla9.0 
 10. January, BC Nokia9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shawn HENDERSON
  Porvoo.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Henderson, Porvoo.6.0 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo5.7 
 3. Manning, Huima4.5 
 4. Phillips, Oulun N.4.3 
 5. Riihela, BC Nokia3.8 
 6. Abdullah, SayRi3.3 
 7. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 8. Robinson, FoKoPo3.0 
 9. Viertola, Huima3.0 
 10. Jackson, Lapua2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jackson, Lapua4.0 
 2. Nieminen, SayRi2.4 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.4 
 4. Little, Porvoon2.2 
 5. Townes, BC Nokia2.2 
 6. Nofflet, Oulun N.2.2 
 7. January, BC Nokia2.0 
 8. Jousisto, ToPo A.2.0 
 9. Jackson, Porvoon2.0 
 10. Reed, Lapua2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eze ANDREWS
  Ura B.
  (201-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Andrews, Ura B.2.0 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.0 
 3. Molenius, FoKoPo1.2 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia1.2 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.2 
 6. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.8 
 7. Cooper, SayRi0.6 
 8. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.5 
 9. Nuolivirta, ToPo A.0.5 
 10. January, BC Nokia0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons21.6 
 2. Holloway, Salon V.21.4 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons20.2 
 4. Tiedeman, LrNM.19.6 
 5. Brooks, Namika L.19.0 
 6. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.0 
 7. Newson, Kataja18.9 
 8. Blue, KTP18.0 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto17.6 
 10. Hamm, LrNM.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.13.5 
 2. Blue, KTP10.1 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki8.4 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.4 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.8.3 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.3 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.1 
 9. Muurinen, ToPo8.1 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto5.4 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 3. Walker, Kataja4.6 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 5. Haynes, LrNM.4.3 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 7. Sarcevic, KTP3.7 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.6 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.6 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Pyrinto3.1 
 2. Sten, Kataja2.7 
 3. Newson, Kataja2.5 
 4. Moore, Korihait2.4 
 5. Brooks, Namika L.2.3 
 6. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.1 
 7. Sarcevic, KTP2.0 
 8. Terwilliger, Kataja2.0 
 9. Haynes, LrNM.2.0 
 10. Gonner, Kouvot1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.3.1 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.1 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Jones, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 5. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 6. Bell, KTP0.9 
 7. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.8 
 8. Blue, KTP0.8 
 9. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 10. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Bluntt, Orchy19.1 
 2. Pridotkas, Brest17.9 
 3. Thomas, Roche17.1 
 4. Horton, Blois17.1 
 5. Borval, Le Puy17.0 
 6. Almanson, Challans16.7 
 7. Pearson, Angers B.16.2 
 8. Merie, Chartres16.0 
 9. Thinon, Sorgues15.9 
 10. St Robert, Montb.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.4 
 2. Caskill, Cognac10.8 
 3. Jaiteh, CFBB10.4 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.10.0 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest8.3 
 6. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 7. Sanborn, Lievin8.1 
 8. St Robert, Montb.7.7 
 9. Mendy, Lievin7.6 
 10. McClark, Clermont7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Rathieuville, Brest5.9 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.6 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 4. Brochard, Blois5.4 
 5. Daube, Le Puy4.9 
 6. Dessart, Lievin4.6 
 7. Godin, Cognac4.6 
 8. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
 9. Berquier, Chartres4.0 
 10. Ramphort, Angers3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.7 
 2. Cretaux, Lievin2.6 
 3. Calvez, Charleville2.4 
 4. Pistre, Charleville2.1 
 5. Bassine, Sorgues2.1 
 6. Brochard, Blois2.0 
 7. Gotagni, Le Puy1.9 
 8. Bigote, Cognac1.9 
 9. Moupegnou, Cognac1.9 
 10. Dessart, Lievin1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Caskill, Cognac2.3 
 2. Alingue, Souffel2.0 
 3. N''Diaye, Souffel1.6 
 4. Diame, Rueil1.2 
 5. Mendy, Lievin1.1 
 6. Borval, Le Puy1.1 
 7. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 
 8. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 9. Lopez, Brest0.9 
 10. Morin, CFBB0.8 


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-T.
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.28.5 
 2. Chatfield, Paris-.24.8 
 3. Williams, Paris-.19.8 
 4. Parker, AS.19.5 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans18.8 
 6. Holland, Roanne18.0 
 7. Faye, Hyeres-Toul.17.2 
 8. Cox, Le Havre17.2 
 9. Nichols, Cholet16.8 
 10. Batista, Le Mans16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Pau-Lacq.
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 2. Hughes, Hyeres-T.9.0 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.8 
 4. Jackson, Roanne8.2 
 5. Aminu, Chalon8.2 
 6. Falker, Cholet8.0 
 7. Hamilton, Paris-.7.4 
 8. Armstrong, AS.7.0 
 9. Sommerville, Le Ma.7.0 
 10. Covile, Nanterre6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 13
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon13.0 
 2. Barrett, Roanne6.4 
 3. Parker, AS.6.3 
 4. Linehan, Nancy6.2 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans5.8 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.8 
 7. Meacham, Paris-.5.0 
 8. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 9. Causeur, Cholet4.6 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 2. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 3. Batum, Nancy2.4 
 4. Acker, Le Mans2.4 
 5. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 6. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 7. Parker, AS.2.3 
 8. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 9. Goss, AS.2.2 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelines2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Nobel BOUNGOU COLO
  Le Ma.
  (202-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Boungou Colo, Le2.0 
 2. Akingbala, Nancy1.6 
 3. Williams, Paris-.1.4 
 4. Nichols, Cholet1.4 
 5. Issa, Gravelines1.2 
 6. Covile, Nanterre1.2 
 7. Jackson, Roanne1.2 
 8. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 9. Gobert, Cholet1.0 
 10. Lewin, Dijon1.0 


NM1 round 7 best performance: Tyray Pearson (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
American forward Tyray Pearson (201-F-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Angers BC 49, receiving a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Rueil (#16, 1-6) in overtime 90-88. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Angers BC 49 is placed at 11th position in French NM1. Angers BC 49 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 3-4 record. Pearson turned to be Angers BC 49's top player in his first season with the team. Former Iowa State University star has very solid stats this year. Pearson is in league's top in points (8th best: 16.2ppg), rebounds (4th best: 10.0rpg) and averages impressive 59.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Tyler Sanborn (209-C-88, agency: Strategic Sports) of Lievin. Sanborn had a very good evening with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Lievin was edged by slightly higher-ranked Chartres (#10, 4-3) 83-81. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Lievin dropped in the standings to 12th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Sanborn is a newcomer at Lievin, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Steeve Borval (202-C-87) of Le Puy (#13). Borval scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Le Puy, leading his team to a 93-81 win against Montbrison (#18, 0-7). The chances of Le Puy ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Borval could help Le Puy to bring them higher in the standings. Borval has a great season in France. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.0ppg (7th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 58.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Regis Boissie (180-PG-78) of Challans - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Tony Ramphort (176-PG-82) of Angers BC 49 - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jahsha Bluntt (198-G-84) of Orchy - 25 points and 7 rebounds
7. Kevin Bichard (192-F-86) of St Quentin - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Martial Gotagni (190-F-79) of Le Puy - 17 points and 9 assists
9. Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-F-84) of Brest - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Jonathan Godin (185-G-82) of Cognac - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists

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


ProB round 6 best performance: Tony Stanley (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized American shooting guard Tony Stanley (194-SG-77) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Boulogne, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 34-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Vichy (#18, 1-5) 74-70. Boulogne is placed at 3rd position in American ProB. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Boulogne will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Stanley had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It's his second year at Boulogne and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Tony Stanley averages this season 13.7ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Steve Smith (200-PF-81) of Lille. Smith had a very good evening with 30 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Lille cruised to a 87-78 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Limoges (#2, 5-1). This victory allowed Lille to move up to 15th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Smith is a newcomer at Lille, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#5). He also registered 4.8 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Donald Copeland (177-PG-84) of Bourg (#12). Copeland showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Bourg, leading his team to a 86-70 easy win against the higher-ranked Bordeaux (#4, 4-2). Bourg 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. Copeland has a great season in France. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.2apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77) of Limoges - 14 points and 15 rebounds
5. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of Evreux - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jonte Flowers (196-F-85) of Vichy - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jason Siggers (190-G/F-85) of Rouen - 22 points and 7 rebounds
8. Renaud Brocheray (203-F-80) of Denain - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Nate Rohnert (197-G-87) of Denain - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Juwann James (198-F/C-87) of Denain - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists

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


Nicolas Batum claims ProA weekly honour (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Nancy and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 23-year old forward had the game-high 21 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Nancy in his team's victory, helping them to beat ASVEL (#11, 2-3) 92-77. It allowed Nancy to consolidate first place in the ProA. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Nancy already had a very good start winning all 5 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Batum had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Nancy's top player in his first season with the team. Nicolas Batum averages this season 13.4ppg and 5.2rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American Lamont Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Paris-Levallois. Hamilton impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Paris-Levallois to edge Hyeres-Toulon (#16, 0-5) by 3 points 93-90. Paris-Levallois' 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Hamilton is one of the most experienced players at Paris-Levallois and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American William Daniels (203-F-86) of Nanterre (#9). Daniels scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Nanterre, leading his team to a 77-75 win against Orleans (2-3). The chances of Nanterre ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Daniels could help Nanterre to bring them higher in the standings. Daniels has a very solid season. In 5 games in France he scored 15.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Victor Samnick (203-F-79) of Nancy - 25 points and 5 rebounds
5. Eric Chatfield (191-G-79) of Paris-Levallois - 29 points and 5 assists
6. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) of Cholet - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Louis Labeyrie (209-C-92) of Hyeres-Toulon - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Andre Barrett (175-PG-82) of Roanne - 15 points and 9 assists
9. Rick Jackson (206-F-89) of Roanne - 11 points and 11 rebounds
10. William Gradit (197-F-82) of Cholet - 24 points and 3 rebounds

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


Nanterre set to sign Diante Garrett - by Eurobasket News
Nanterre is close to signing Diante Garrett (193-G-88, college: Iowa St.). The guard has just parted ways with KK Zagreb. Diante Garrett started his pro career in Croatia this season. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.0 assists and 1.3 rebounds per Euroleague game with KK Zagreb. In Adriatic League Diante Garrett posted 4.3 points, 1.3 assists and 1.0 board. The guard graduated from the Iowa State University this year. Diante Garrett recorded 17.3 points, 6.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game in his senior season. He made it into All-Big 12 2nd Team. The guard participated at Pre-NBA Draft Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. There Diante Garrett registered 10.7 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per appearance.

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  FYR MACEDONIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Brooks, ABA S.23.4 
 2. Janjusevic, Kuman.22.3 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus20.8 
 4. Life, Lirija20.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnic.20.0 
 6. Radulovic, Vardar19.8 
 7. Dahlman, MZT S.19.2 
 8. Nikolovski, Feni I.18.6 
 9. Boswell, ABA S.18.4 
 10. Trajkovski, Torus17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.10.2 
 2. Mitchell, Lirija8.8 
 3. Trajkovski, Torus7.4 
 4. Simic, Lirija7.0 
 5. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 6. Cole, Rabotnicki6.5 
 7. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.4 
 8. Buha, Kozuv6.3 
 9. Frye, Feni Indistr.6.3 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Sasa OCOKOLJIC
  Feni I.
  (183-PG-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Ocokoljic, Feni I.4.3 
 2. Petrovski, Rabotni.4.0 
 3. Morban, Lirija3.8 
 4. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.7 
 5. Tasevski, Vardar3.5 
 6. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar3.3 
 8. Samardziev, Feni I.3.2 
 9. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.0 
 10. Bogoev, Rabotnic.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.3 
 2. Simonovski, Feni I.2.3 
 3. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.3 
 4. Turner, Torus S.1.6 
 5. Stajic, Lirija1.6 
 6. Filipovic, Lirija1.6 
 7. Ocokoljic, Feni I.1.5 
 8. Radulovic, Vardar1.5 
 9. Morban, Lirija1.4 
 10. Brooks, ABA S.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon COLE
  Rabotnicki
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Cole, Rabotnicki1.3 
 2. Avramovski, Lirija1.2 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija1.2 
 4. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.2 
 5. Chappell, ABA S.0.8 
 6. Knezevic, Feni I.0.7 
 7. Brckov, Feni I.0.5 
 8. Trajkovski, Torus0.4 
 9. Nikolovski, Feni I.0.4 
 10. Dimcevski, Torus0.4 


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  GEORGIA   


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


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 31
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.31.0 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.29.0 
 3. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi26.8 
 4. Patsatsia, Sokhumi21.8 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.21.5 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 7. Niniashvili, TSU T.18.0 
 8. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.18.0 
 9. Mikeladze, Batumi17.5 
 10. Milutinovic, Olym.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 18
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.18.0 
 2. Milutinovic, Olymp.14.3 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.11.5 
 4. Arabic, Rustavi11.0 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 6. Patsatsia, Sokhumi10.0 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi10.0 
 8. Shermadini, TSU T.10.0 
 9. Antadze, STU T.9.8 
 10. Niniashvili, TSU8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.9.3 
 2. Gaines, Armia7.0 
 3. Parghalava, Sokhu.6.3 
 4. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.3 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.3 
 6. Chikviladze, Samed.5.0 
 7. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.8 
 8. Artsividze, Rustavi4.7 
 9. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi4.5 
 10. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shalva KOKHREIDZE
  TSU T.
  (188-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kokhreidze, TSU T.3.3 
 2. Chachanidze, Rust.3.3 
 3. Chitashvili, TSU T.3.0 
 4. Samojlovic, Samed.3.0 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.2.5 
 6. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.5 
 7. Ramishvili, Batumi2.5 
 8. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 9. Machaladze, STU T.2.3 
 10. Gaines, Armia2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.3.3 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.3.0 
 3. Bekauri, Samedicino2.3 
 4. Kjellbom, Armia2.0 
 5. Machaladze, STU T.2.0 
 6. Atuashvili, Sokhumi2.0 
 7. Toudjani, MIA T.2.0 
 8. Berishvili, Olympus1.7 
 9. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Beruashvili, STU1.5 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Justin STOMMES
  Webmoebel
  (200-G/F-88)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Stommes, Webmoebel23.1 
 2. McKiver, Braves21.9 
 3. Roessler, Karlsruhe20.1 
 4. Reese, Duesseldorf20.1 
 5. Watts, Heidelberg19.3 
 6. Burgess, Heidelberg19.0 
 7. Capel, Cuxhaven18.4 
 8. Reid, MBC18.3 
 9. Mason, Webmoebel18.1 
 10. Johnson, Chemnitz18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe11.2 
 2. Black, Jena8.6 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim7.6 
 4. Harris, Cuxhaven7.3 
 5. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 6. Reid, MBC7.2 
 7. Abercrombie, NBC7.1 
 8. Watts, Heidelberg7.0 
 9. Webb, Crailsheim6.9 
 10. Henley, ETB W.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Webmoebel
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Diggs, Webmoebel5.6 
 2. Jeka, Braves5.3 
 3. Holcomb Faye, MBC5.3 
 4. Smith, Kirchheim5.3 
 5. Hill, Crailsheim5.1 
 6. Rice, Cuxhaven5.0 
 7. Burgess, Heidelberg4.7 
 8. Williamson, Ehingen4.5 
 9. Johnson, Chemnitz4.3 
 10. Harris, NBC3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.6 
 2. Stommes, Webmoebel2.4 
 3. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.4 
 4. Rice, Cuxhaven2.3 
 5. Johnson, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Williamson, Ehingen2.0 
 7. Capel, Cuxhaven1.6 
 8. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.6 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen1.5 
 10. Harris, NBC1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.6 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.6 
 3. Schoo, Heidelberg1.0 
 4. Howard, Karlsruhe0.8 
 5. Williamson, Ehingen0.8 
 6. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 7. Smallwood, MBC0.7 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven0.7 
 9. Maier, Kirchheim0.7 
 10. Oakes, MBC0.7 


ProB Round 10: BSW Sixers and Leipzig reach 7-1 records on top - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-3) in Braunschweig on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Hannover Tigers (6-1) 111-95. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Spot Up Medien Baskets. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 33-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hannover Tigers forced 20 Spot Up Medien Baskets turnovers. Strangely Spot Up Medien Baskets outrebounded Hannover Tigers 40-26 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Spot Up Medien Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 41 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 25 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Hannover Tigers' coach Michael Mai used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Daniel Theis (207-92) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds for Spot Up Medien Baskets. Hannover Tigers keep a position of Group North leader. Spot Up Medien Baskets at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hannover Tigers are looking forward to face SSV Lok Bernau (#13) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#12) and are hoping to win this game.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant.
In Group North ALBA Berlin II was smashed by Vechta on the road 92-73. Bayer Giants won against Stahnsdorf on its own court 91-73. Wulfen unfortunately lost to Rist Wedel in a road game 69-82. Dorsten was rolled over Herten at home 67-95. Wolfenbuettel was defeated by Schwelm on the opponent's court 80-87.
In Group South Licher Baeren beat BG Illertal in a home game 89-73. Giessen lost to TSV Troester on the road 63-71. BSW Sixers outscored Dragons on its own court 79-56. Leipzig managed to beat Hanau in a road game 79-64. Langen defeated Fraport SKY II at home 81-65.


Group North
Vechta - ALBA Berlin II 92-73

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked SC Rasta Vechta (6-3) crushed at home 10th ranked ALBA Berlin II (3-6) 92-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SC Rasta Vechta. ALBA Berlin II was better in fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SC Rasta Vechta made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. SC Rasta Vechta outrebounded ALBA Berlin II 31-20 including a 25-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for the former international center Dirk Madrich (211-83, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Matt Reid (185-84, college: Cameron) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. Naturalized Turkish forward Cem Dinc (211-85, college: Harvard) replied with 18 points and guard Sebastian Fulle (189-92) added 9 points and 5 assists in the effort for ALBA Berlin II. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SC Rasta Vechta moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser ALBA Berlin II keeps the tenth position with six games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face Bayer Giants (#10) in Leverkusen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin II will play at home against Dorsten.
Top scorers:
Vechta: D.Madrich 19+10reb+1ast, D.Krause 18, M.Reid 15+3reb+4ast, A.Rudowitz 12+6reb, F.Stuckemann 10+2reb+3ast, M.Boadu 6+3reb+5ast
ALBA Berlin II: C.Dinc 18+4reb, E.Muller 13+1reb, M.Marin 11+1reb+1ast, A.Blessig 10+1reb+1ast, S.Fulle 9+2reb+5ast, J.Ney 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 156629


SU Medien - Hannover 95-111

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-3) in Braunschweig on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Hannover Tigers (6-1) 111-95. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Spot Up Medien Baskets. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 33-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hannover Tigers forced 20 Spot Up Medien Baskets turnovers. Strangely Spot Up Medien Baskets outrebounded Hannover Tigers 40-26 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by Spot Up Medien Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 41 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Richard Williams (178-87, college: San Diego St.) contributed with 25 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Hannover Tigers' coach Michael Mai used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Daniel Theis (207-92) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 14 rebounds and guard Dennis Schroeder (186-93) added 19 points and 9 assists in the effort for Spot Up Medien Baskets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hannover Tigers keep a position of Group North leader. Spot Up Medien Baskets at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hannover Tigers are looking forward to face SSV Lok Bernau (#13) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#12) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hannover: J.Doerksen 41+8reb+4ast, R.Williams 25+3reb+8ast, S.Janzen 17+1reb+2ast, J.Prasuhn 12+7reb+3ast, L.Oehlmann 6+3reb, A.Smith 6+1reb+1ast
SU Medien: D.Theis 32+14reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 19+4reb+9ast, H.Sant-Roos 14+8reb+5ast, F.Theis 13+4reb+3ast, L.Gertz 7+5reb+4ast, W.Buchmiller 6+1reb
gschID: 156630


Bayer Giants - Stahnsdorf 91-73

There was an upset when higher ranked RSV Eintracht (5-4) lost to twelfth ranked Bayer Giants (3-6) in Leverkusen 73-91 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Bayer Giants. RSV Eintracht was better in fourth quarter 29-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. RSV Eintracht was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Casey Robinson (198-87, college: Alaska-Anch.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Matthias Goddek (195-86) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. Bayer Giants' coach Achim Kuczmann allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Kellen Williams (194-84, college: E.Washington, agency: Dynamics Global Management) replied with 13 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Keoni Watson (178-84, college: Idaho, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for RSV Eintracht. Bayer Giants moved-up to tenth place in Group North, which they share with ALBA Berlin II and Wolfenbuettel. Loser RSV Eintracht keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Bayer Giants will face higher ranked SC Rasta Vechta (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: M.Goddek 18+6reb+1ast, T.Joenke 15+8reb+2ast, C.Robinson 15+10reb+3ast, J.Eggleston 14+4reb+3ast, M.Rass 9+3reb+1ast, F.Sadek 8+1reb+4ast
Stahnsdorf: T.Schoeps 13+3reb+1ast, K.Williams 13+8reb, K.Watson 12+2reb+5ast, B.Butler 9, R.Jorch 9+2reb, Y.Evans 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 156631


Rist Wedel - Wulfen 82-69

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked SC Rist Wedel (4-6) won against at home higher ranked BSV Wulfen (6-4) 82-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SC Rist Wedel. BSV Wulfen was better in third quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SC Rist Wedel looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. BSV Wulfen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for forward Fabian Boeke (211-86, college: Washington St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. American center Anthony Pettaway (203-87, college: Defiance) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Steve Briggs (178-85, college: Okla.Wesleyan) replied with 15 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Dijon Smith (203-89, college: Ft.Hays State) added 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for BSV Wulfen. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SC Rist Wedel moved-up to ninth place in Group North. Newly promoted BSV Wulfen dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. SC Rist Wedel will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: F.Boeke 19+15reb+1ast, A.Pettaway 15+6reb+3ast, K.Gausa 14+3reb+4ast, A.Johnston 8+3reb+6ast, F.Moysich 7+1reb+3ast, F.Luehring 6+1reb
Wulfen: S.Briggs 15+3reb+6ast, T.Reuter 12+9reb+2ast, D.Smith 10+10reb+3ast, R.Bakoa 9+1reb+1ast, N.Janoschek 7+3reb+1ast, R.Haenig 7+6reb
gschID: 156626


Dorsten - Herten 67-95

There was a minor upset when top-ranked Dorsten (6-3) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Hertener Loewen (6-3) 95-67 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in Group North. The game without a history. Hertener Loewen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Dorsten's 36. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward Ryan Daugherty (193-87, college: Kennesaw St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. Forward Josh Taylor (201-87, college: E.Kentucky) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Daugherty is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Hertener Loewen players scored in double figures. Guard Terry Bryant (186-85, college: SE Louisiana) replied with 22 points and center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Dorsten. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hertener Loewen moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Dorsten. Hertener Loewen will face SG Schwelmer Baskets (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Dorsten will play against ALBA Berlin II (#11).
Top scorers:
Herten: J.Taylor 20+3reb+2ast, C.Hackenesch 19+3reb+1ast, R.Daugherty 18+2reb+6ast, R.Wright 16+7reb, V.Kittmann 11+5reb+3ast, J.Hartmann 5
Dorsten: T.Bryant 22+1reb+3ast, B.Poole 10+8reb+2ast, J.Cadmus 9+2reb+3ast, M.Schulze-Pals 9+1reb+1ast, D.McDuffie 7, P.Spettmann 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 156627


Schwelm - Wolfenbuettel 87-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets and 8th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel had identical 3-5 record. This time SG Schwelmer Baskets used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Wolfenbuettel 87-80 on Saturday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-21. But Herzoege Wolfenbuettel won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SG Schwelmer Baskets made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. SG Schwelmer Baskets outrebounded Herzoege Wolfenbuettel 35-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American guard Jason Smith (183-83, college: Al.-Huntsville) who helped to win the game recording 26 points (made all of his seven free throws). Forward Max Dohmen (201-88) contributed with 19 points for the winners. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Derrick Stevens (180-80, college: Colorado St.) replied with 19 points and 4 assists and forward Nils Staebe (201-88) added 15 points in the effort for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. Five SG Schwelmer Baskets and four Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. SG Schwelmer Baskets (4-5) moved-up to eighth place in Group North. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face league's second-placed Hertener Loewen on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#3) in Braunschweig.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Smith 26+1reb+1ast, M.Dohmen 19+4reb+1ast, K.Speier 12+3reb+1ast, D.Bunts 12+4reb+6ast, M.Kramer 11+4reb+3ast, P.Wischnewski 3+1reb
Wolfenbuettel: D.Stevens 19+2reb+4ast, M.Hart 16+5reb, N.Staebe 15+3reb+3ast, M.Kemp 11+4reb+1ast, H.Knopke 8+2reb+4ast, S.Schubert 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 156628


Group South
Licher Baeren - BG Illertal 89-73

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-8) lost on the road to seventh ranked Licher Baeren (4-4) 89-73 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Brandon Chappell (183-83, college: Lamar) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 assists. Power forward Daniel Dorr (202-83) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American guard Gene Hagner (190-83) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian center Mirko Soyer (212-78) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BG Illertal/Weissenhorn. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Licher Baeren moved-up to sixth place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Hanau. Loser BG Illertal/Weissenhorn still closes the standings with eight games lost. Licher Baeren will face higher ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn will play against TV 1862 Langen (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: B.Chappell 25+5ast, D.Dorr 16+7reb, N.Pederson 12+8reb+2ast, V.Klassen 11+4reb, G.Aud 10+2ast, R.Christen 5+8reb+1ast
BG Illertal: G.Hagner 16+5reb+3ast, M.Soyer 15+8reb, M.Heberlein 10+5reb+3ast, H.Fuller 10+4reb, K.Johnson 9+3reb, A.Wenzl 9+7reb+1ast
gschID: 156636


TSV Troester - Giessen 71-63

Everything could happen in Breitenguessbach at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked TSV Troester and 9th ranked Giessen Pointers had identical 2-5 record. This time TSV Troester used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Giessen 71-63 on Sunday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Giessen Pointers won third quarter 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when TSV Troester won last quarter 25-19. It was a very good performance for center Philipp Neumann (210-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. point guard Daniel Schmidt (186-90) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American forward Danny Sumner (201-87, college: William & Mary) replied with 26 points and forward Felix Rotaru (200-79) added 6 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Giessen Pointers. Giessen Pointers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TSV Troester (3-5) moved-up to ninth place in Group South. Giessen Pointers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. TSV Troester will face league's leader BSW Sixers in Sandersdorf in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Giessen Pointers will play at home against Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#3).
Top scorers:
TSV Troester: P.Neumann 16+11reb, J.Dippold 15+2reb+2ast, D.Schmidt 14+3reb+2ast, J.Richter 8+8reb+1ast, S.Walde 7+2ast, T.Korndoerfer 6+3reb
Giessen: D.Sumner 26+4reb+1ast, V.Zabel 13+1reb, Z.Pavlovic 7+4reb+1ast, F.Rotaru 6+10reb+1ast, D.Lockhart 5+4reb, S.Lockhart 2+6reb
gschID: 156637


BSW Sixers - Dragons 79-56

Very expected game when 5th ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (4-3) was smashed by first ranked BSW Sixers (7-1) in Sandersdorf 79-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by BSW Sixers. Dragons Rhoendorf was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Dragons Rhoendorf to just 5 points in fourth quarter. It was a very good performance for American forward Aaron Fleetwood (206-84, college: Delaware St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Sascha Ahnsehl (186-86) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American forward Earnest Jones (198-85, college: Southern) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Nick Larsen (187-83) added 5 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Dragons Rhoendorf. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BSW Sixers have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Newly promoted BSW Sixers maintains first position in Group South with 7-1 record, which they share with Leipzig. Loser Dragons Rhoendorf keeps the fifth place with three games lost. BSW Sixers will face TSV Troester (#9) in Breitenguessbach in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dragons Rhoendorf will play at home against Licher Baeren (#8).
Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: S.Ahnsehl 18+4reb, A.Fleetwood 17+7reb+1ast, F.Diestelhorst 13+6reb+2ast, R.McLemore 7+6reb, W.Gardner 7+3reb+3ast, M.Haut 6+2reb+2ast
Dragons: E.Jones 19+8reb, T.Kasper 9+3reb, S.Turnbull 7+2reb, N.Larsen 5+6reb+3ast, F.Koch 4+5reb, M.Leschek 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 156632


Hanau - Leipzig 64-79

Rather predictable result when second ranked USC Leipzig (7-1) won against on the road 6th ranked Hanau (4-4) 79-64 on Saturday. Hanau was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of USC Leipzig, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Hanau's 22. It was a very good performance for American forward Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Ralph Schirmer (203-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Chris Miles (211-86, college: BYU) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks and Indian-American guard Anish Sharda (191-82, college: St.Mary's (KS)) added 12 points in the effort for Hanau. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. USC Leipzig have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with BSW Sixers. Hanau lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with four games lost. USC Leipzig will face Noerdlingen (#4) at home in the next round. Hanau will play against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt.
Top scorers:
Leipzig: M.Pratt 23+5reb+1ast, K.Kranz 15+2reb, R.Schirmer 12+10reb, R.Frohlich 6+3reb, W.Simon 6+5reb, L.Morinia 6+4ast
Hanau: C.Miles 17+8reb, A.Sharda 12+3reb+3ast, M.Schick 10+3reb+2ast, N.Lang 9+1reb+1ast, D.Michalczyk 8+1ast, S.Koehnert 4+1reb
gschID: 156633


Noerdlingen - Gotha 99-109 OT

Gotha needed overtime to beat Noerdlingen 109:99. Watson paced all the winners with 24 points and Monk added 22. Jamerson erupted with 37 points in the losing effort.

Top scorers:
Gotha: D.Watson 24+7reb+4ast, M.Monk 22+8reb+6ast, K.Klein 20+4ast, L.Niebuhr 18+12reb+3ast, T.Baker 16+8reb+2ast, D.Kreis 6+2reb+1ast
Noerdlingen: J.Jamerson 37+4reb+4ast, K.Johnson 16+6reb+4ast, J.Eichler 10+9reb, D.Rastatter 9+3reb, D.Rotim 9+4reb+2ast, H.Debelka 8+1reb


gschID: 156634


Langen - Fraport SKY II 81-65

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Fraport Skyliners II (1-7) lost on the road to eighth ranked TV 1862 Langen (4-4) 81-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by TV 1862 Langen. Fraport Skyliners II was better in second period 14-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TV 1862 Langen made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game, while Fraport Skyliners II only scored twelve points from the stripe. TV 1862 Langen forced 19 Fraport Skyliners II turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Fraport Skyliners II was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Nathan Drury (188-85, college: Carroll) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). The other American import power forward Luke Fitzgerald (202-87, college: Cumberlands, agency: Duran International) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four TV 1862 Langen players scored in double figures. American forward Demetrius Jemison (203, college: Manhattan) replied with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 16 rebounds and naturalized Bosnian swingman Amil Klisura (197-89) added 7 points in the effort for Fraport Skyliners II. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to sixth place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Hanau. Fraport Skyliners II lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with seven games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (#12) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Fraport Skyliners II will play against Hanau.
Top scorers:
Langen: N.Drury 25+5reb+6ast, L.Fitzgerald 16+16reb, J.Domdey 14+3ast, G.Raebel 10+2reb+2ast, N.Anders 6+1reb, N.Butz 5+1reb+1ast
Fraport SKY II: D.Jemison 31+16reb, G.Hock 9+1reb+1ast, J.Novak 7+4reb+1ast, A.Klisura 7+3reb+3ast, M.Merz 5+1reb+2ast, B.Nicolay 3+2ast
gschID: 156635




Watts' double-double lands him ProA Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old forward Sanijay Watts (193-F-87, agency: Limelight Hoops) put on an amazing game in the last round for Heidelberg and receives a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Webmoebel (5-2) with 20-point margin 113-93. Heidelberg is placed at 3rd position in ProA. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Heidelberg will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. Watts turned to be Heidelberg's top player in his first season with the team. University of Central Missouri graduate has very impressive stats this year. Watts is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.3ppg), rebounds (8th best: 7.0rpg) and averages solid 70.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jeremy Black (203-F-85) of Jena. He is American forward in his first season at Jena. In the last game Black recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Jena was edged by Braves (4-4) 82-80. Jena managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Black is a newcomer at Jena and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jaivon Harris (197-G-82) of NBC (#12). Harris scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Harris' great performance NBC lost 68-71 to the higher-ranked Crailsheim (#2, 6-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of NBC not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harris could try to bring NBC's a little bit higher in the standings. Harris has individually a great season in Germany. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 4.5rpg (5th best). He also has FGP: 56.4% and 3PT: 46.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Steve Wachalski (203-F/C-83) of MBC - 24 points and 3 rebounds
5. Mark Hill (180-G) of Crailsheim - 21 points and 8 assists
6. Corey Hassan (193-G-87) of Leitershofen - 25 points and 2 assists
7. Janis Heindel (199-G/F-83) of Heidelberg - 20 points and 8 rebounds
8. Garrett Williamson (196-G-88) of Ehingen - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Darius Hargrove (193-G-82) of MBC - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Dmitriy Cheremnykh (213-C-78) of Braves - 13 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)


The Brose Baskets Bamberg Form The 31/11 Basketball Equation Breaking The Fraport Skyliners 97-63 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
After the crushing 83-57 loss to Alba Berlin last weekend where the only thing missing after the game was an unexpected bombardament of rotten eggs by Dashaun Wood to fuel the wound of the loss of the Fraport Skyliners, the club of Muli Katzurin had little time to recover and lick their wounds as they had to visit power house Brose Baskets Bamberg in which some less desirable things now might have been more desirable to encounter then having to experience Freak city now in this vulnerable time like Paris Hilton having to eat raw spinage instead of caviar, Kim Kardashian and NBA player Kris Humphries having to have a year subscription to annoying publicity about their doomed marriage or actor Charlie Sheen going to entertain people in his new Charlie Sheen mask and nobody believing it is really him. Nobody really expected the Fraport Skyliners to win in Freak city even though they had been the last team to do so June 6th 2010 in the Beko BBL finals as they got hammered 97-63. Despite it being so difficult to win there, no Skyliner wanted to be anywhere else. I love to play in an atmosphere like this here in Bamberg. I get pumped up better for the game. Bamberg did a good job getting good start and getting fast break points and hitting their shots, expressed Quantez Robertson. For Skyliner rookie Michael Thompson, he was given the nod to start at point guard and he didnt seem at all overwhelmed by the conditions and felt at home in the Bamberg zoo. I didnt want to be anywhere else tonight. It was hard to play here, but all we can do is learn from our mistakes and take the positives and negatives. I was happy for the start, but I felt that I didnt get the team ready on offense the way I could of, expressed Michael Thompson. For Justin Gray, the atmosphere was more like a playful puppy then a vicious German shepherd. The atmosphere was nothing like what I have seen in Greece. The toughest fans are in Greece, warned Justin Gray.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg continue to show that they are like a pesky hurricane causing havic wherever they play as they have beaten their first 6 opponents in the Beko BBL by an average of 29 points. The four time German champion move to 6-0 and continue to sit alone a top the Beko BBL standings. Long after the game had ended a gentle and happy Casey Jacobson who has 287 NBA games under his belt didnt know what the 31/11 basketball equation meant, but after finding out that it stood for 31 free throws made and 11 Bamberg players getting on the board, he had a simple explanation for the success of the Bamberg math. Our balance on offense is so good. We have very skilled players where many could average 20 points a game, but we all sacrifice for the better of the team. There are no special players here. If you look at the top 10 scorers in the Beko BBL, you wont see a Bamberg player and that makes me smile. We are not about one player. The reason so many teams have problems against us is that they cant prepare for us. You cant focus on one or two players, if you do then we have so many other guys that step up. There is no pressure on one guy to carry the team. We play as a team and the most important thing is winning, warned ex Memphis Grizzlie Casey Jacobson. For The Fraport Skyliners, they lost their fourth game in a row and fall to 2-5 and remain as from from the playoff places as soccer team Bayern Munich is from losing a game as they rest in 14th place. The Skyliners continue to be unable to get a good start. We got down early again and they got to the free throw line too much. They played very good defense, we let up too many offensive rebounds and allowed too many transition points, stressed Skyliner guard Justin Gray.

Before the game started German national players Tibor Pleiss and Tim Ohlbrecht exchanged a friendly handshake and the best thing that The Fraport Skyliners did in the first two minutes was keep Bamberg scoreless, but too bad that they couldnt go on a run. You can never keep the Brose Baskets Bamberg off the score board for long as they got it going going on a quick 8-2 run. Marcus Slaughter got Bamberg going as he tried to duplicate his left handed dunk that he did against Sinanovic 48 hours earlier, but took off to early and just laid it in. PJ Tucker hit a jumper and ex Alba Berlin guard Julius Jenkins nailed a three pointer off a fast break. Frankfurt finally got on the board with a bolt of Super Tez energy as he got a steal and went the distance for a lay up and Jermareo Davidson dunked after being set up nicely by Jon Leuer as Frankfurt trailed only 8-4. However Bamberg kept up the pressure not only on defense, but also on offense going on a 10-2 run to lead 18-6. Bamberg showed their unselfish play as Jenkins declined an open shot and opted for an extra pass feeding Anton Gavel for the open line drive three pointer. Jenkins then hit from the corner and 2006Toronto Raptors NBA Draft Pick PJ Tucker caught Frankfurt napping on transition. After a Jimmy Mckinney bomb form the corner, Julius Jenkins registered the dunk of the month as he took lift off from the American Sports bar outside showing a twist of Michael Jordan hammering home a one handed dunk as Bamberg led 22-9. Predrag Suput closed out the scoring with a lay in as the Brose Baskets Bamberg led comfortably 24-11 after one quarter. Frankfurt had no answer for the aggressive Bamberg defense. Frankfurt was giving up too many easy points, stressed 2005 Beko BBL champion with Bamberg Ivan Pavic. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 50% from the field and 60% from outside while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 28% from the field and 20% from outside.The rebounds were dead locked at 11 a piece, while Frankfurt had four turnovers and Bamberg had only two turnovers.

In the second quarter, The Fraport Skyliners once again had difficulty finding a rhythm fast as it was the Brose Baskets Bamberg that had the better start going on a 10-3 run to lead 34-14. Jenkins did a superb job drawing fouls and scoring inside, Karsten Tadda left off from his hot shooting in crunch time against Malaga 48 hours earlier in Euroleague play as he hit an open three pointer from the corner and Predrag Suput hit a floater. Bamberg continued to stifle Frankfurt with their hard defense and just did the little things better with tipping rebounds out or getting loose balls and just seemed to want it more. However then as is so often the case, a team somehow escapes the basketball jaw of life and finds new life as the Fraport Skyliners rushed out on a 9-0 run to trail only 37-25 and seemed like they were in striking distance again. In the run, Quantez Robertson sparked the team with his lightening bolt of energy with a tip in on the offensive glass and steal and dunk. Leuer also scored and got to the free throw line. However the Fraport Skyliners were unable to keep the momentum as it shifted back to Bamberg as they closed out the second quarter with a 6-1 run to lead 43-25 at halftime. Jenkins scored inside and Tucker got four free throws. Both teams had runs, but that didnt mean much. Bamberg continued to defend very well, and rebounded well, commented ex Bamberg player Ivan Pavic. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 41% from the field and 40% from the three point line while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 31% from the field and 25% from the three point line. Bamberg had the slight 24-21 rebound edge and only four turnovers while Frankfurt had eight turnovers.

In the third quarter with The Fraport Skyliners with very much ground to cover, they werent able to gain any ground as both teams pretty much stayed even as the Bamberg lead always hovered around 20 points. The third quarter started out with a bang as Marcus Slaughter seemed not to have had enough of his dunking show against Malaga teaming up with Anton Gavel with a monster ally-op dunk. Bamberg continued to get very much support from all over as Gavel made a lay in, Brian Roberts a fade away jumper and Slaughter spending almost as much time at the free throw line as Lindsay Lohan is posing for mug shots. Skyliner Jon Leuer was in the zone doing the dirty work under the boards fighting for offensive boards, getting put backs and getting to the Free throw line. Michael Thompson continued to show his grace from the parking lot hitting a three pointer as Bamberg led 58-40. Bamberg was able to extend their lead a bit more closing out the third quarter with a 10-4 run as Julius Jenkins showed some of his microwave heat scoring 6 of the 10 Bamberg points. Frankfurt was very careless with the basketball in the third quarter coughing up the ball seven times led by the behind the back passes by Justin Gray that didnt find their target. After three quarters the Brose Baskets Bamberg led 68-44. I hit some shots, but we never gave up and continued to be very aggressive. They got some offensive rebounds though, commented Bamberg guard Julius Jenkins. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 47% from the field and 38% from the parking lot while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 40% from the field and 33% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the rebound edge back 30-26, but 15 turnovers while Bamberg had only six turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, it was the same old story for The Fraport Skyliners, that they were unable to go on a run to eat away at the huge Bamberg lead. Both teams were scoring as the lead stayed high and would grow as the fourth quarter progressed. German national player Tibor Pleiss was hot at the start of the fourth quarter jamming home a no look Tadda pass and making a jumper from the free throw line as Bamberg led 75-48. Frankfurt then found a glimpse of daylight going on a rare 8-0 run to cut the Bamberg lead to 77-56. Johannes Herber and Justin Gray hit back to back three pointers and Marius Nolte scored inside being set up nicely from Gray. However Bamberg was able to erase that 8-0 run as quickly as Mario Gomez had his hat trick in the last Champions League game as Bamberg countered with an 15-2 run to take their biggest lead of the game 93-58. Pleiss and Tadda had back to back dunks as the resistance under the basket from Frankfurt was as gentle as if Shaq had to tell bedtime stories to orphans. Young German Phillip Neumann who is a dead ringer for a young Oliver Kahn was very motivated getting to the hoop whenever he could making a running hook shot and a massive dunk. Tadda hit a catch and pop and continues to deserve a nomination to the German national team and keeps showing that he could easily be a starter for many other Beko BBL clubs. With less than a minute to play, Chris Fleming had four Germans on the court and young German point guard Daniel Schmidt was the 11th player to get on the scoring sheet making a tough reverse layup. Pleiss hit a runner ending the game as Bamberg sealed an easy win 97-63. This may look like an easy win, but every game is a challenge. We rely on our defense and that is what gets us going, stressed Florida native Julius Jenkins. We have so much talent on the team, but havent shown it on the court yet. We cant lay down and die. We have keep fighting, stay together and just get better in practice, warned 2011 Milwaukee Bucks draft pick Jon Leuer.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were led by Julius Jenkins with 20 points and four assists. Karsten Tadda produced 13 points and six assists. PJTucker contributed 12 points and five rebounds. Marcus Slaughter chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Jon Leuer with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Justin Gray chipped in with 10 points. Despite the 34 point loss, The Fraport Skyliners finished with respectable shooting percentages at 40 form the field and from outside, but lost the rebounding duel 37-33. Their 18 turnovers were too high again and the 31-11 fouls speak a total different story. The Skyliners offense was making small strides, but the most important thing was missing. We shared the ball better, but it can still get a lot better. Now we just need to make more shots, commented Justin Gray. However there is still a lot to do on offense to get it flowing the way Muli Katzurin wants it. We have to make our offense more crisp so we have even more options on offense and able to insert the individual qualities of the players better into the systems, warned Skyliner center Marius Nolte. Despite the slow Skyliner start, there is hope for the future from the eyes of Julius Jenkins. We played very well and Frankfurt didnt. They arent clicking at the moment, but Frankfurt is a great team. I think they still have potential to belong to the top teams, stressed Julius Jenkins. The success of Bamberg has to do with their defense and maybe Frankfurt can take some of the advice of Casey Jacobsen. There is no secret to our defense. We have stressed defense from the first day of training camp. We dont talk about offense. All what we focus on is what are the most important strengthes of the opponent that we can take away? We want to make life as difficult as possible for our opponent. Every day we focus on defense. We let our offense take care of its self, warned Casey Jacobsen. The Fraport Skyliners host the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven on November 12th.



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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. MBC 6-1 
 2. Crailsheim 6-2 
 3. Heidelberg 5-2 
 4. Kirchheim 5-2 
 5. Webmoebel 5-2 
 6. Cuxhaven 4-3 
 7. Duesseldorf 4-3 
 8. Jena 4-4 
 9. Braves 4-4 
 10. Chemnitz 4-4 
 11. Ehingen 3-5 
 12. NBC 3-5 
 13. Leitershofen 1-6 
 14. ETB Wohnbau 1-6 
 15. Karlsruhe 1-7 


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets20.4 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.19.6 
 3. Jonusas, Phoenix17.7 
 4. Carter, Phoenix16.9 
 5. Duggins, Walter T.16.4 
 6. Swann, Ratiopharm16.3 
 7. Gray, Fraport SKY16.3 
 8. Jeffers, LTi 46ers15.4 
 9. Peacock, Bremerha.15.3 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.6 
 2. Ovcina, LTi 46ers8.4 
 3. Leuer, Fraport SKY8.3 
 4. Troutman, B.Mue.8.0 
 5. Ensminger, Teleko.8.0 
 6. Sykes, Goettingen7.6 
 7. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.1 
 8. Smith, Bayreuth6.6 
 9. Hilliard, Art.Drag.6.3 
 10. Seward, Phoenix6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.4 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.6.4 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier6.1 
 4. Brewer, Bremerha.5.9 
 5. Wood, ALBA5.3 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.9 
 7. Gibson, Bayreuth4.7 
 8. Brown, EWE Baskets4.6 
 9. Campbell, Walter T.4.4 
 10. Gavel, Brose B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.2.3 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.2.3 
 3. Crowe, Phoenix1.8 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.7 
 5. Gavel, Brose B.1.5 
 6. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.3 
 7. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.3 
 8. Smith, Bayreuth1.3 
 9. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.3 
 10. Hasbrouck, EWE B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.6 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.3 
 3. Looby, EnBW L.1.9 
 4. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.9 
 5. Slaughter, Brose B.1.8 
 6. King, Art.Dragons1.7 
 7. Boone, s.Oliver.1.3 
 8. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.1 
 9. Carter, Phoenix1.0 
 10. McNaughton, Breme.0.9 


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Dimitrios Kompodietas joins Kolossos - by Eurobasket News
Kolossos Rhodes have decided to strengthen their roster. The current A1 League leaders have agreed on terms of contract with Dimitrios Kompodietas (195-G-85). The 26-year-old guard started the season in Pagrati Athens in A2 League. Last season Dimitrios Kompodietas played for Panellinios. He averaged 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in EuroCup. In A1 League the guard notched 1.9 points and 1.0 rebound per appearance. Dimitrios Kompodietas played for Greece at 2011 World Military Championship. He helped the Hellenes earn Silver medals in Rio de Janeiro. Previously Dimitrios Kompodietas played for Greek National University Team. The guard had stints with Ilysiakos, Das Ano Liosia and Ase Dukas Athens before joining Panellinios.

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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dionte CHRISTMAS
  AGOR
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Christmas, AGOR21.5 
 2. Roby, Peristeri GS20.5 
 3. Charalampidi., KAO.17.3 
 4. Haritopoulos, Maro.17.0 
 5. Tsamis, Kolossos16.3 
 6. Taylor, Kavala15.7 
 7. Tapoutos, Aris15.7 
 8. Dikoudis, PAOK15.7 
 9. Goree, PAOK15.0 
 10. James, Aris14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nestoras KOMMATOS
  Marousi
  (203-F-77)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kommatos, Marousi9.0 
 2. Stepheson, Panio.9.0 
 3. O''Bryant, Kavala9.0 
 4. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.0 
 5. Giddens, PAOK8.0 
 6. Flowers, KAOD8.0 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.7.3 
 8. Hines, Olympiakos7.3 
 9. Charissis, Kolossos7.0 
 10. Kerusch, Aris6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.7 
 2. Xanthopoulos, Pani.6.7 
 3. Gagaloudis, Marousi6.0 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.6.0 
 5. Charalampidi., KAO.5.3 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 7. Keys, Panionios3.7 
 8. Calathes, Panathin.3.7 
 9. James, Aris3.7 
 10. Wright, AGOR3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dominic JAMES
  Aris
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. James, Aris2.7 
 2. Christmas, AGOR2.5 
 3. Roby, Peristeri GS2.5 
 4. Kerusch, Aris2.3 
 5. Scott, Peristeri GS2.0 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.2.0 
 7. Taylor, Kavala2.0 
 8. Keys, Panionios1.7 
 9. Tsamis, Kolossos1.7 
 10. Charalampidi., KA.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala3.3 
 2. Hines, Olympiakos2.0 
 3. Flowers, KAOD1.7 
 4. Charissis, Kolossos1.7 
 5. Muldrow, Aris1.3 
 6. Vougioukas, Panat.1.3 
 7. Zimic, Perister.1.0 
 8. Scott, Peristeri GS1.0 
 9. Elegar, Marousi1.0 
 10. Papadopoulos, Oly.1.0 


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


A2 round 6 best performance: Stavros Toutziarakis - by Eurobasket News
Former international center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-C-87, agency: FCM) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for OFI, receiving a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Ermis Lagkada (#7, 3-3) with 20-point margin 82-62. OFI is placed at 3rd position in A2. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. OFI will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Toutziarakis turned to be OFI's top player in his first season with the team. Stavros Toutziarakis has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.3rpg) and averages impressive 65.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old former international guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-G-86) of AEK. Vasilopoulos had a very good evening with 27 points and 6 assists. It was enough for AEK to edge the higher-ranked Panerythraikos (3-3) 80-79. This victory allowed AEK to move up to 9th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Vasilopoulos is a newcomer at AEK, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#2). He also recorded 3.6 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another AEK's star - forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77). Sklavos scored 15 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was another key player of AEK, helping his team with a 80-79 win against the higher-ranked Panerythraikos (3-3). AEK 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. Sklavos has a great season in Greece. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darrel Lewis (192-G-76) of OFI - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bryan Bracey (201-F-78) of Pagrati - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Orestis Matenidis (190-G-87) of Doxa Lefkadas - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Sakis Veskoukis (195-G-80) of Pagrati - 12 points and 11 rebounds
8. Evaggelis Margaritis (202-F/C-82) of Ikaroi Serron - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80) of Ikaroi Serron - 12 points and 12 rebounds
10. Giannis Dimakos (194-G-94) of Pagrati - 18 points and 6 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)


A1 round 3 best performance: Kyle Hines - by Eurobasket News
American power forward Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Olympiakos, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat AGOR (#7, 1-1) 97-84. Olympiakos was forced-out from the top positions in Greek A1. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Olympiakos already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Hines turned to be Olympiakos' top player in his first season with the team. Kyle Hines has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.3rpg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg and 79.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Patrick O'Bryant (213-C-86) of Kavala. O'Bryant had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Kavala cruised to a 70-59 relatively comfortable win over Marousi (0-3). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. O'Bryant is a newcomer at Kavala and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Dimos Dikoudis (206-F/C-77) of PAOK (#8). Dikoudis scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of PAOK, leading his team to a 84-70 easy win against Ilysiakos (1-2). The chances of PAOK not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Dikoudis could try to bring PAOK's a little bit higher in the standings. Dikoudis has individually a great season in Greece. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.7ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76) of KAOD - 23 points and 3 assists
5. Dominic James (180-PG-86) of Aris - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-PG-82) of Olympiakos - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Alex Stepheson (205-F-87) of Panionios - 15 points and 15 rebounds
8. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86) of AGOR - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Aron Baynes (208-C-86) of Ikaros - 16 points and 10 rebounds
10. Angelos Tsamis (192-G-81) of Kolossos - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 7-0 
 2. Amsterdam 6-1 
 3. Leiden 2 6-1 
 4. De Hoppers 4-3 
 5. Hoofddorp 4-3 
 6. Cangeroes 4-3 
 7. Red Giants 3-3 
 8. Punch 3-4 
 9. Almonte 3-4 
 10. Rotterdam 2 3-4 
 11. Goba 3-4 
 12. Akrides 1-5 
 13. De Groene 1-6 
 14. Jugglers 0-7 


PromotieDivisie Scores Week 7: Binnenland keeps on, Akrides get 1st win. - by Terry Cooper
Round 7 separated some teams that were even across the board as they got needed wins to get a little breathing room for atleast 1 week. The top three continued making a statement as the season continues. Binnenland is on a run for whatever as their team chemistry can't get any better than it is now for they cruised to a 97-62 win over GOBA. BV Hoofddorp got an easy win over the Jugglers on Friday winning 77-59 while BC Amsterdam won on the road over Almonte 76-64. Patrick Faijdherbe and De Hoppers won at home over Red Giants 78-71 while Z&Z2 stole one on the road over De Groene Uilen 61-58. Finally the Cangaroes exploded over Rotterdam2 89-66 while VBC Akrides got out of the dungeon in the standings winning over Punch on the road 60-66. No one can predict what is going to happen with teams as it is still a balanced playing field with teams. The only thing I can say for those teams at the bottom is that you better make changes. Being 'goose egg' and seven is a hard mountain to climb if you are trying to stay in the league. No time to show loyalty. Stay tuned...


BV Hoofddorp - Jugglers 77-59
Goba - Binnenland 62-97
Almonte - BC A'dam 64-76
De Hoppers - Red Giants 78-71
Punch - VBC Akrides 60-66
Cangeroes - Rotterdam2 89-66
Groene Uilen - Z&Z2 58-61


A Message 4 da young & gifted - by Terry Cooper
Today I was at the library when I read under Latvian Basket that a MSU player was given a lengthy suspension by the NCAA because he played with or on a professional team in Europe. By NCAA rule basketball players must be of amateur status in order to play on the college level then another player from UM was suspended 10 games for the same situation. MSU said it was shocked on how harsh the NCAA was on the ruling and compared the suspension to a MSU player that took impermissible gifts/funds while or before attending college. Taking gifts and being a professional player are two different avenues. As a player myself in the European region, several kids are practicing on professional teams every day and are labeled as 'bench players' which the team feels doesn't cause the player damage if they have dreams of playing collegiate basketball. I have seen this bit of trickery done several times on many teams in Europe to secure a promising talent for their club and he or she are an investment to the club if the player may blossom into a gifted prospect (e.g. NBA, Real Madrid, FCB, Tel Aviv, etc.). With everything in life there are advantages and disadvantages for the club, the University/College, but mostly to the player. One advantage is that European players at a young age are practicing and sometimes playing against former NBA, D-League, or High European level players that give them a greater advantage than the players in the US. The clubs sign these players to contracts for a certain amount of years as an investment into the player that may pan out for them financially in the future. This is nothing new in business however; players that have pursued to playing college basketball have endowed the consequences of playing for high level teams. So far in the past few years I have been writing for Eurobasket, I have seen and spoken to several players that have been suspended several games and sometimes the entire season because they have played on a team which the NCAA found was a professional team. Of course the players feel that it is unfair that this has happened and want to be given a 'pass' for something they did not know or do on purpose. Well this is a message for da young and gifted players of the European region if you truly want to pursue your dreams of playing in the NCAA and not be penalized by the committee, do yourselves a favor and DO NOT play with a team that are considered a professional team by the NCAA and definitely think twice about signing a contract with a professional team that may hinder your chances of experiencing a college basketball career. I will give you a great example: Werkendam see you as a young/gifted talent and you signed a contract with the team that plays on the highest level in your country and teams all over the European Region. You play with their farm team Werkendam2 and play some games with Werkendam but they have you as a 'bench player'. XX University wants you and gives you a scholarship and sends in the necessary paperwork to the NCAA clearance committee. When they do their research and gets your player's card, it's not going to say Werkendam2 but it will show that you played with WERKENDAM and the stats you played with that top team which by rule may go into: did you receive benefits over the restricted amount?, Where players on your team considered professional players? So on and so forth. This is what can turn your college dreams upside down. Now it's not only players that come from top league teams that have feel victim. Approximately 4 years ago a player in Germany was playing in Bundesliga2 Pro B for a team then he was offered a scholarship to play at a university. The NCAA ruled him ineligible because his team was considered a fully professional team that paid everyone above the restricted amount. He had to sit out the entire season, which the player decided to return back to Germany and continue playing.

As you see from these few examples that the NCAA is for real. ESPN America (In Europe) has shown short stories of scholar athletes that have either slipped through the cracks of the ruling or have been punished because they are considered professionals. On a real note, basketball players here in the US cannot go and play D-League, PBL, ABA, etc. and then decide that they want to play college sports because you are not an amateur athlete anymore. Well the same rule goes for players signing as a young prospect for pro teams. Some players are going to be more advanced than others. We see and know it when it comes to sports. Amateur is amateur no matter how you look at it and I am just passing this message to readers/players in the Dutch League but all over Europe because I am tired of seeing young players dreams crushed because they made a decision by signing with a team and not thinking what may happen if they want to pursue a college career. And for the record, going to a PREP school for 1 year doesnt necessarily put you back in amateur status. The NCAA is buckling down and running a tight ship with the amateur ruling. If you are player for an U16, U18 basketball club or the U16& U18 National basketball team, then do only that to prevent this situation happening to you. Just some advice to pass down so your dreams won't get knocked down.

Stay Tuned...


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi23.2 
 2. Ivosev, Szedeak22.6 
 3. Ingram, FS Debre.21.8 
 4. Timberlake, Falco-.21.4 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu21.4 
 6. Miskovic, Marso N.21.2 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari20.8 
 8. Bell, Kormend20.4 
 9. Townes, Kormend19.8 
 10. Levy, Szedeak19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan MISKOVIC
  Marso N.
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Miskovic, Marso N.12.8 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi12.0 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen11.0 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak10.8 
 5. Hines, ZTE K.10.5 
 6. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.6 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari8.0 
 8. Bader, Szolnok7.6 
 9. Townes, Kormend7.4 
 10. Izzo, FS Debrecen7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.0 
 2. Fekete, Marso N.6.4 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 4. Wilson, Kaposvari5.8 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.6 
 6. Kelley, Kecskemeti5.2 
 7. El Amin, Albacomp5.2 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok5.2 
 9. Ingram, FS Debre.4.6 
 10. Levy, Szedeak4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.8 
 2. Levy, Szedeak3.0 
 3. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.0 
 4. Wilson, Kaposvari2.6 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak2.6 
 6. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.4 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari2.4 
 9. Trotter, Szolnok2.4 
 10. Eilingsfeld, PVSK2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Townes, Kormend2.6 
 2. Levy, Szedeak2.0 
 3. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.8 
 4. Morgen, Atomeromu1.6 
 5. Miskovic, Marso N.1.6 
 6. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.4 
 7. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 
 8. Lekli, Kaposvari1.0 
 9. Gaal, Szolnok1.0 
 10. Bader, Szolnok1.0 


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


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  ICELAND   


Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
News on Icelandic players playing in Europe.
Spain. Jon Stefansson on Cai Zaragoza lost to Asefa Estudian . Stefanson had 2 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Haukur Palsson and Assignia Manresa won Bizkaia Bilbao 81-73. Palsson did not score in the game but took 1 rebound
Germany. Hordur Vilhjalmsson scored 13 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assist in MBC win over Cuxhaven 10769.
Sweden.Helgi Magnusson and 08 Stockholm lost to Sodertalje 86-67 Magnusson did well with 17 pts. 7 rebs & 2 assist
Solna lost to Baros 87-95. Logi Gunnarsson 15 points. 6 rebs and 2 assist in the loss.
Uppsala 96 Jamtland 86. Brynjar Bjornsson 22 pts 7 boards and 2 assist for Jamtland
Sundsvall lost 82-80 in away game against Norrkoping. Pavel Ermolinskij 19 pts, 3 rebs and 2 assist. Hlu-ynur Baeringsson 11 points 6 rebounds and 1 assist. Jakob Sigurdarson 7 points, 3 boards and 4 assist


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  IRELAND   


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


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  ISRAEL   


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


Premier League Round 4: Ironi Ashkelon defeats Maccabi Haifa in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Premier League and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most exciting game of round 4 in the Premier League took place in Ashkelon. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Maccabi Haifa (1-3) to third ranked Ironi Ashkelon (3-1) 80-77 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 25-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Ashkelon forced 24 Maccabi Haifa turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marco Killingsworth (202-82, college: Indiana) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward J.Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) who added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) responded with 29 points and 8 rebounds. Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to second place. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Bnei Hasharon. Ironi Ashkelon are looking forward to face Hapoel Holon (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi Haifa will play against Elitzur Netanya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Premier League top team - Maccabi T-A (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Maccabi Ashdod (1-2) 103-74. The winners were led by international power forward Lior Eliyahu (206-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who scored that evening 22 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and Tal Burstein supported him with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 18 points and 4 steals by American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Ashdod. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi T-A have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. Maccabi T-A will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Hapoel J-M (#6) in Jerusalem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya (0-3) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their third consecutive match to tenth ranked Hapoel J-M (2-2) 85-79 on Sunday evening. Brian Randle fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Jerome Randle produced 22 points and 6 assists for lost side. Elitzur Netanya's coach Danny Franco rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Holon. Loser Elitzur Netanya still closes the standings with three games lost. Hapoel J-M will meet at home Maccabi Ashdod (#8) in the next round. Elitzur Netanya will play against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Galil supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Hapoel Holon (2-2) played at the court of eighth ranked Galil Gilboa (2-2). Galil Gilboa smashed Hapoel Holon 85-61. It was a very good performance for Romeo Travis who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 7 rebounds. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Galil Gilboa moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Hapoel Holon. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (#3) in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Holon will play at home against the league's second-placed Ironi Ashkelon.

In the last game of round 4 Maccabi Rishon destroyed Bnei Hasharon on the opponent's court 82-59.



Bnei Hasharon - Maccabi Rishon 59-82

Rather expected game in Hod Hasharon where 9th ranked Bnei Hasharon (1-3) was crushed by sixth ranked Maccabi Rishon (2-1) 82-59. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. Bnei Hasharon was better in fourth quarter 10-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Bnei Hasharon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a very good performance for forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Joe Crawford (196-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Guard LaceDarius Dunn (193-87, college: Baylor) replied with 19 points and point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) added 13 points in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maccabi Rishon moved-up to third place, which they share with B.C. Habikaa. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the ninth position with three games lost. Maccabi Rishon's next round opponent will be Galil Gilboa (#5) at home. Bnei Hasharon will play against B.C. Habikaa (#4).
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: B.Bowman 19+7reb, J.Crawford 16+3reb+1ast, N.Hanochi 13+3reb+3ast, A.Uter 13+4reb, D.Kitchen 10+6reb+1ast, A.Ben David 6+4reb+4ast
Bnei Hasharon: L.Dunn 19+4reb, T.Carter 13+3reb+1ast, S.Oren 8+4reb, G.Lavie 6+2reb+1ast, K.Lawson 4+6reb+2ast, J.Mintz 4+3reb
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Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 85-61

The game in Galil supposed to be also worth to mention about. One of their biggest challengers Hapoel Holon (2-2) played at the court of eighth ranked Galil Gilboa (2-2). Galil Gilboa smashed Hapoel Holon 85-61. It looked good early as Hapoel Holon took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Galil Gilboa had a 23-12 second period charge getting the lead and Hapoel Holon was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-85. Galil Gilboa made 18-of-19 charity shots (94.7 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American Romeo Travis (200-84, college: Akron) who helped to win the game recording 12 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Moran Roth (183-82) replied with 17 points and 6 assists and American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Holon. Galil Gilboa moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M and Hapoel Holon. Galil Gilboa's next round opponent will be higher ranked Maccabi Rishon (#3) in Rishon Le-Zion and it may be quite challenging game. Hapoel Holon will play at home against the league's second-placed Ironi Ashkelon.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: D.Yavzuri 15+4reb+2ast, J.Jones 14+6reb, I.Kozikaro 13+3reb, R.Travis 12+7reb+3ast, C.Thomas 10+4reb+6ast, C.Fells 10+6reb+5ast
Hapoel Holon: M.Roth 17+4reb+6ast, B.Dunston 10+10reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 8+5reb, S.Harush 8+3reb+2ast, S.Daniel 8+3reb, P.Sullivan 8+3reb
gschID: 137305


Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi T-A 74-103

Premier League top team - Maccabi T-A (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifth ranked Maccabi Ashdod (1-2) 103-74. The game without a history. Maccabi T-A led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi T-A outrebounded Maccabi Ashdod 40-24 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. The winners were led by international power forward Lior Eliyahu (206-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who scored that evening 22 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Tal Burstein (198-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) supported him with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Even 18 points and 4 steals by American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Ashdod. The former international point guard Meir Tapiro (192-75, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 12 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi T-A have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. Maccabi T-A will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Hapoel J-M (#6) in Jerusalem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: L.Eliyahu 22+7reb+8ast, D.Blu 13+5reb+3ast, T.Burstein 13+5reb+6ast, G.Pnini 11+3reb+3ast, S.James 10+7reb+1ast, J.Farmar 10+3reb+2ast
Maccabi Ashdod: R.Bradley 18+4reb+3ast, M.Tapiro 12+4reb+3ast, C.Brackins 9+4reb+1ast, D.Hagag 8+2reb+2ast, A.Tyus 7+2reb, i.iram 6+1reb
gschID: 137301


Elitzur Netanya - Hapoel J-M 79-85

Bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya (0-3) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their third consecutive match to tenth ranked Hapoel J-M (2-2) 85-79 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-79. Hapoel J-M dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Elitzur Netanya's 38. American forward Brian Randle (203-85) fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International forward Elishay Kadir (202-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) produced 22 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import guard Adrian Banks (191-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) added 25 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Elitzur Netanya's coach Danny Franco rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Holon. Loser Elitzur Netanya still closes the standings with three games lost. Hapoel J-M will meet at home Maccabi Ashdod (#8) in the next round. Elitzur Netanya will play against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: B.Randle 21+5reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 13+4reb+1ast, %PlayerNameFromUNbr% 13+5reb+1ast, E.Kadir 8+10reb+5ast, Y.Naimy 8+2ast, D.Grunfeld 6+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Netanya: A.Banks 25+3reb+3ast, J.Randle 22+4reb+6ast, B.Asbury 13+4reb+1ast, C.Watson 6+3reb, L.Hakmon 6+5reb+1ast, C.Burns 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 137302


Ironi Ashkelon - Maccabi Haifa 80-77

The most exciting game of round 4 in the Premier League took place in Ashkelon. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Maccabi Haifa (1-3) to third ranked Ironi Ashkelon (3-1) 80-77 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 25-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Ironi Ashkelon forced 24 Maccabi Haifa turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marco Killingsworth (202-82, college: Indiana) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward J.Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) who added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five Ironi Ashkelon players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) responded with 29 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Carlos Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) scored 19 points and 7 assists. Ironi Ashkelon moved-up to second place. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Bnei Hasharon. Ironi Ashkelon are looking forward to face Hapoel Holon (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi Haifa will play against Elitzur Netanya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ashkelon: M.Killingsworth 22+8reb+2ast, J.Morgan 14+8reb+5ast, R.Limonad 12+1reb+5ast, T.Skinn 11+2reb+5ast, D.Mitchell 10+4reb+4ast, J.Nir 6+3reb+1ast
Maccabi Haifa: S.Landesberg 29+8reb+2ast, C.Powell 19+3reb+7ast, A.Ben-Chimol 11+2reb+4ast, S.Williams 8+8reb, J.Wise 7+4reb+2ast, S.Farine 3+2reb
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Vanoli Cremona part ways with Tomo Mahoric - by Eurobasket News
Vanoli Cremona and Tomo Mahoric decided to part ways. The Slovenian specialist joined the team back in 2010. Last season Cremona finished SeriaA regular season at 12-18 record at the 12th place. This season Cremona got to a slow start losing four games in opening five games. Tomo Mahoric worked with Slovan Ljubljana, Geoplin, Union Olimpija and BC Kyiv before joining Vanoli Cremona. He also worked as assistant coach with the Slovenian National Team in 2009.

Nazionale A Round 8: Napoli keep the perfect record - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Nazionale A round 8 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Recanati (5-3) against sixth ranked Santarcangelo (3-5) 80-71 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Recanati. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santarcangelo forced 21 Recanati turnovers. Point guard Eugenio Rivali (178-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. Center Andrea Ancellotti (212-88) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds for Recanati. Santarcangelo moved-up to third place, which they share with 8 other teams. Recanati at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Bari. Recanati will play next round against Matera trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Santarcangelo will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Comsum.it SI in Siena.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Ferentino (5-3) against fourth ranked Trento (4-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Ferentino was crushed by Trento in Trento 86-67. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Davide Pascolo (200-90) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds and Andres Forray who added 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Guard Simone Bonfiglio (181-88) responded with 27 points. Trento moved-up to third place. Ferentino at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Trento will play against Castelletto (#6) on the road in the next round. Ferentino will play against the league's leader Napoli (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Mazzeo San Severo (3-5) against sixth ranked Firenze (3-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Mazzeo San Severo was defeated by Firenze in a tough game in Firenze 67-72. The winners were led by Stefano Rabaglietti who scored that evening 20 points and 5 assists. Even 19 points and 4 steals by Giovanni Rugolo did not help to save the game for Mazzeo San Severo. Firenze moved-up to third place, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Mazzeo San Severo. Firenze will meet league's second-placed Trieste on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Chieti and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Perugia (5-3) which hosted in Perugia one of their biggest challengers Orlandina (5-3). First ranked Perugia had an easy win 89-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The best player for the winners was Davide Poltroneri who scored 22 points. Perugia maintains first position with 5-3 record, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Orlandina. Perugia's next round opponent will be Pavia (#5) on the road. Orlandina will play against Fabriano (#6).
An interesting game for Omegna (7-1) which hosted in Omegna 3rd ranked Chieti (3-5). First ranked Omegna managed to get a 7-point victory 59-52. Franco Prelazzi orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Omegna's coach Giampaolo Di Lorenzo used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Omegna maintains first position with 7-1 record, which they share with Torino. Newly promoted Chieti keeps the third place with five games lost. Omegna will face Casalpusterlengo (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chieti will play against Mazzeo San Severo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: Bari beat Pavia on the road 82-74. Castelletto lost to Latina Basket on its own court 69-81. Anagni unfortunately lost to Torino in a road game 66-84. Comsum.it SI lost to undefeated Napoli at home 75-80. Ruvo was defeated by Trieste on the opponent's court 61-70. Casalpusterlengo beat Fabriano in a home game 81-76. Matera lost to Treviglio on the road 78-86.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 27 points and 4 assists by Nicola Mei of Comsum.it SI.


Perugia - Orlandina 89-74

An interesting game for Perugia (5-3) which hosted in Perugia one of their biggest challengers Orlandina (5-3). First ranked Perugia had an easy win 89-74. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Perugia shot 66.7 percent from the field. The best player for the winners was Davide Poltroneri (195-85) who scored 22 points. Forward Simone Bonamente (203-79) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Filippo Alessandri (190-89) produced 17 points and 8 rebounds and forward Nicholas Crow (199-89) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Perugia maintains first position with 5-3 record, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Orlandina. Perugia's next round opponent will be Pavia (#5) on the road. Orlandina will play against Fabriano (#6).
Top scorers:
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 22+2reb+2ast, R.Truccolo 16+1reb+1ast, L.Bisconti 15+4reb+3ast, S.Bonamente 12+9reb+3ast, G.Chiatti 9, F.Baldi Rossi 8+8reb+2ast
Orlandina: F.Zanelli 18+1reb+1ast, F.Alessandri 17+8reb+1ast, N.Crow 15+6reb+1ast, A.Benevelli 11+3reb, T.De Min 5+2reb, M.Cardinali 4+1reb
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Pavia - Bari 74-82

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Bari (5-3) beat on the road 5th ranked Pavia (3-5) 82-74 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Pavia won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Bari especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Forward Marco Cardillo (196-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) contributed with 14 points and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Federico Maiocco (200-83) replied with 19 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Ivorian swingman Ibrahim Cisse (188-84) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Pavia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bari keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Pavia dropped to the third place with five games lost. Bari will face Ruvo (#5) in Ruvo di Puglia in the next round. Pavia will play at home against the league's leader Perugia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bari: M.Cardillo 16+11reb, S.Gigena 15+5reb, A.Ruggiero 14+1reb+5ast, F.Mian 12+1reb+2ast, D.Morena 9+5reb+1ast, M.Chiusolo 8+4reb+2ast
Pavia: F.Maiocco 19+9reb+1ast, I.Cisse 17+6reb+1ast, R.Maggio 15+2reb+3ast, R.Pederzini 10+2reb+2ast, R.Cazzaniga 9+10reb+2ast, S.Borgna 3+2reb+4ast
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Trento - Ferentino 86-67

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Ferentino (5-3) against fourth ranked Trento (4-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Ferentino was crushed by Trento in Trento 86-67. The game without a history. Trento led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Trento outrebounded Ferentino 36-22 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Davide Pascolo (200-90) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Argentinian point guard Andres Forray (187-86) who added 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Trento players scored in double figures. Guard Simone Bonfiglio (181-88) responded with 27 points and guard Francesco Guarino (182-79) scored 10 points. Trento moved-up to third place. Ferentino at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Trento will play against Castelletto (#6) on the road in the next round. Ferentino will play against the league's leader Napoli (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trento: D.Pascolo 16+7reb+2ast, A.Forray 14+6reb+3ast, L.Conte 13+5reb+1ast, M.Spanghero 11+2ast, M.Negri 11+5reb+1ast, M.Pazzi 9+9reb
Ferentino: S.Bonfiglio 27+4reb+1ast, F.Guarino 10+4reb+3ast, M.Carrizo 8+3reb, A.Iannuzzi 6+3reb, S.Parrillo 6+1reb+2ast, L.Ianes 5+5reb
gschID: 135648


Omegna - Chieti 59-52

An interesting game for Omegna (7-1) which hosted in Omegna 3rd ranked Chieti (3-5). First ranked Omegna managed to get a 7-point victory 59-52. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 35-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Omegna outrebounded Chieti 43-29 including 32 on the defensive glass. Naturalized Argentinian power forward Franco Prelazzi (205-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Omegna's coach Giampaolo Di Lorenzo used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Fabrizio Gialloreto (185-86) replied with 14 points and forward Roberto Feliciangeli (203-74) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Chieti. Omegna maintains first position with 7-1 record, which they share with Torino. Newly promoted Chieti keeps the third place with five games lost. Omegna will face Casalpusterlengo (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chieti will play against Mazzeo San Severo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Omegna: F.Prelazzi 15+10reb, A.Saccaggi 12+2reb+2ast, D.Casadei 11+10reb, S.Masciadri 7+8reb+1ast, M.Bertolazzi 7+3reb+4ast, T.Raspino 5+4reb+5ast
Chieti: F.Gialloreto 14+2reb, R.Feliciangeli 8+7reb, A.Raschi 8+1reb+1ast, E.Rossi 7+8reb, T.Ingrosso 5+4reb, S.Rajola 4+3reb+2ast
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Castelletto - Latina Basket 69-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Castelletto's (3-5) home loss to fifth ranked Latina Basket (3-5) 69-81 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Latina Basket. Castelletto was better in fourth quarter 21-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Andrea Quarisa (202-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Tommaso Milani (190-88) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Latina Basket's coach Mattia Ferrari allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Matteo Raminelli (203-83) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Simone Cotani (201-81) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Castelletto. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Latina Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Castelletto. Latina Basket will face Anagni (#4) at home in the next round. Castelletto will play against Trento and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Latina Basket: R.Romano 20+3reb+1ast, T.Milani 17+6reb+1ast, A.Quarisa 15+9reb, M.Micevic 12+8reb+3ast, R.Tavernelli 8+7reb+2ast, R.Serena 5+2ast
Castelletto: M.Raminelli 17+8reb, S.Cotani 17+5reb+1ast, S.Ferrarese 12+4reb+3ast, L.Marmugi 12, A.Iannone 7+2reb+5ast, A.Piazza 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 135650


Torino - Anagni 84-66

Rather predictable result when second ranked Torino (7-1) won against at home 4th ranked Anagni (3-5) 84-66 on Sunday. Naturalized San Marino Federico Tassinari (195-77, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 7 rebounds. Luca Fontecchio (202-91, agency: Players Group) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Torino players scored in double figures. The former international guard Andrea Malamov (196-83) replied with 22 points and forward Jacopo Pozzi (200-87) added 11 points in the effort for Anagni. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Torino have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Omegna. Loser Anagni dropped to the third place with five games lost. Torino will face Treviglio (#4) on the road in the next round. Anagni will play against Latina Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Torino: L.Fontecchio 18+5reb, M.Portannese 16+3reb+1ast, F.Tassinari 15+7reb+2ast, M.DeFant 14+5reb+1ast, F.Conti 11+7reb, F.Giusto 5+3reb
Anagni: A.Malamov 22+2reb, J.Pozzi 11+4reb, N.Benedusi 8+4reb, D.Corral 8+5reb, L.Ciribeni 6+4reb, A.Zanelli 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 135651


Comsum.it SI - Napoli 75-80

Not a big story in a game when 3rd ranked Comsum.it SI (3-5) lost to top-ranked Napoli (8-0) in Siena 75-80 on Sunday. Comsum.it SI was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Napoli, which allowed them to win the game. Center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Naturalized Argentinian guard Bernardo Musso (192-86) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Napoli players scored in double figures. Napoli's coach Maurizio Bartocci allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Nicola Mei (186-85) replied with 27 points and 4 assists and forward Stefano Simeoli (200-86) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Comsum.it SI. Napoli have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Newly promoted Napoli maintains first position with 8-0 record. Loser Comsum.it SI keeps the third place with five games lost. Napoli will face league's second-placed Ferentino at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Comsum.it SI will play against Santarcangelo in Sant'Arcangelo.
Top scorers:
Napoli: A.Iannilli 18+8reb+1ast, B.Musso 15+6reb, N.Rizzitiello 12+4reb, P.Rotondo 12+5reb, G.Guastaferro 10+1reb, S.Gatti 8+2reb
Comsum.it SI: N.Mei 27+4ast, S.Simeoli 15+10reb+1ast, G.Spizzichini 11+7reb+1ast, A.Tessitori 7+4reb+1ast, M.Pascolo 6+2reb, M.Cucco 5+1reb
gschID: 135652


Trieste - Ruvo 70-61

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Trieste (5-3) defeated at home 5th ranked Ruvo (1-7) 70-61 on Sunday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Trieste forced 21 Ruvo turnovers. Ruvo was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Innocenzo Ferraro (200-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Alfredo Moruzzi (193-80) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman Christian Villani (200-82) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and Marco Tagliabue (206-86) added 14 points in the effort for Ruvo. Trieste keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Ruvo keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Trieste will face Firenze (#5) at home in the next round. Ruvo will play against the league's leader Bari.
Top scorers:
Trieste: I.Ferraro 19+7reb, A.Moruzzi 14+5reb+2ast, M.Maganza 9+4reb, M.Carra 8+1reb+4ast, D.Mastrangelo 7+2reb+1ast, L.Gandini 7+9reb
Ruvo: D.Bonacini 15+2reb, M.Tagliabue 14+4reb+1ast, C.Villani 13+7reb+3ast, G.Valesin 6+1reb, G.Tomasiello 4+2reb+1ast, F.Emejuru 4+6reb
gschID: 135642


Firenze - San Severo 72-67

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Mazzeo San Severo (3-5) against sixth ranked Firenze (3-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Mazzeo San Severo was defeated by Firenze in a tough game in Firenze 67-72. Mazzeo San Severo was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Mazzeo San Severo 32-17 including 23 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by the former international guard Stefano Rabaglietti (190-83) who scored that evening 20 points and 5 assists and swingman Alessandro Amici (200-91) supported him with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Four Firenze players scored in double figures. Even 19 points and 4 steals by swingman Giovanni Rugolo (196-81) did not help to save the game for Mazzeo San Severo. Center Fulvio Candido (208-83) added 14 points for the guests. Firenze moved-up to third place, which they share with 8 other teams including defeated Mazzeo San Severo. Firenze will meet league's second-placed Trieste on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Chieti and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Firenze: S.Rabaglietti 20+4reb+5ast, A.Amici 18+7reb+3ast, S.Spizzichini 12+9reb+1ast, D.Scodavolpe 12+1reb, F.Rotella 5+4reb+1ast, A.Giampaoli 3+2reb
San Severo: G.Rugolo 19+3reb+1ast, F.Candido 14+2reb, F.Amoroso 9+2reb+2ast, I.Scarponi 9, G.Fattori 8+6reb+1ast, R.Marzoli 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 135643


Santarcangelo - Recanati 80-71

Nazionale A round 8 caused change at the leadership position. Third defeat of league's leader Recanati (5-3) against sixth ranked Santarcangelo (3-5) 80-71 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Recanati. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santarcangelo forced 21 Recanati turnovers. Point guard Eugenio Rivali (178-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. Center Andrea Ancellotti (212-88) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and center Paolo Chiarello (204-78) added 12 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Recanati. Four Recanati players scored in double figures. Santarcangelo moved-up to third place, which they share with 8 other teams. Recanati at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Bari. Recanati will play next round against Matera trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Santarcangelo will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Comsum.it SI in Siena.
Top scorers:
Santarcangelo: E.Rivali 20+5reb+2ast, L.Pesaresi 17+1reb+2ast, A.Ancellotti 14+6reb, M.Bonaiuti 9+3reb+1ast, L.Bedetti 6+2reb, J.Silimbani 5+12reb+2ast
Recanati: M.Evangelisti 23+5reb+2ast, R.Fossati 13+7reb+1ast, P.Chiarello 12+13reb+1ast, M.Ceron 11+3reb, M.Pierangeli 7+2reb, F.Gilardi 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 135644


Casalpusterlengo - Fabriano 81-76

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Fabriano (0-8) lost on the road to third ranked Casalpusterlengo (6-2) 81-76 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fabriano won third quarter 15-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Fabriano 45-27 including 18 on the offensive glass. Guard Roberto Prandin (188-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Casalpusterlengo's coach Simone Lottici allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international forward Mario Gigena (198-77) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and power forward Luca Usberti (201-73) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Fabriano. Five Casalpusterlengo and four Fabriano players scored in double figures. Casalpusterlengo maintains third position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader Bari. Newly promoted Fabriano still closes the standings with eight games lost. Casalpusterlengo will face league's leader Omegna on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fabriano will play against Orlandina (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Casalpusterlengo: R.Prandin 22+5reb+2ast, F.Loschi 13+6reb, A.Chiumenti 12+12reb+1ast, P.Biligha 12+5reb, R.Casagrande 10+6reb+2ast, G.Ricci 7+7reb+3ast
Fabriano: M.Gigena 20+6reb+1ast, N.Manuel Stanic 18+3reb+1ast, L.Usberti 14+8reb+3ast, A.Iardella 14+4reb+1ast, G.Castelletta 4+3reb, F.Cosimo 4+2reb
gschID: 135645


Treviglio - Matera 86-78

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Treviglio (5-3) beat at home 6th ranked Matera (2-6) 86-78 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 27-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Treviglio made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Treviglio outrebounded Matera 41-22 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Swingman Andrea Vitale (199-82, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian swingman Augustin Fabi (199-91) contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Argentinian guard Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and the former international swingman Andrea Pilotti (196-80, agency: Players Group) added 17 points and 4 steals in the effort for Matera. Treviglio keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Matera keeps the sixth place with six games lost. Treviglio will face league's second-placed Torino at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Matera will play against the league's second-placed Recanati (#2).
Top scorers:
Treviglio: A.Vitale 26+7reb+2ast, N.Cazzolato 15+2reb+1ast, A.Fabi 13+7reb+5ast, M.Planezio 9+6reb+3ast, J.Borra 8+15reb, G.Zanella 8+3reb
Matera: S.Vico 19+5reb+1ast, A.Pilotti 17+2reb, A.LaGioia 10+4reb+1ast, G.Cantagalli 9, C.Grappasonni 8+3reb+2ast, L.Tardito 7+2reb
gschID: 135646




Forli bring in Joe Trapani - by Eurobasket News
Forli reinforced their squad. They added Joe Trapani (203-F-88, college: Boston Coll.) to the roster. The forward started his pro career in Italy this season. He joined Casale Monferrato. Joe Trapani appeared in three Seria A games. His stata read 5.3 points, 1.7 rebounds per game. Joe Trapani graduated from the Boston College in 2011. The forward notched 14.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game in his senior season. He made it into All-ACC 3rd Team for the second year in a row. Joe Trapani participated at Pre-NBA Draft Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. He averaged 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists per game there.

Vanoli Cremona announce Attilio Caja - by Eurobasket News
Vanoli Cremona announced the name of the team's new head coach shortly after departure of Tomo Mahoric . The management agreed on terms of contract with Attilio Caja . Attilio Caja lately worked with Rimini in LegaDue. He is not new to Vanoli Cremona. Attilio Caja used to work with the team back in 2009/10 season. He also had spells with Roma, Olimpia Milano, Napoli, Roseto Basket, Novara, Armani Jeans, Snaidero Udine. Attilio Caja was named Italian A1 Coach of the Year back in 1996.

Best players of SerieA round 5 - by Eurobasket News
American Aubrey Coleman (193-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Angelico BI and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding seven rebounds and seven assists for Angelico BI in his team's victory, helping them to crush Vanoli CR (#16, 1-4) with 21-point margin 79-58. Angelico BI is placed at 6th position in Italian SerieA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Angelico BI will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. Coleman turned to be Angelico BI's top player in his first season with the team. University of Houston graduate has very impressive stats this year. Coleman is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.0ppg) and averages solid 2.6spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American center Kevin Fletcher (207-C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of Pepsi Caserta. Fletcher impressed basketball fans with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Pepsi Caserta was edged by slightly higher-ranked Cimberio VA (#4, 4-1) 85-82. This loss caused Pepsi Caserta to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-1 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fletcher is a newcomer at Pepsi Caserta and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#3). He also registered 5.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Angelico BI's star - Spanish center Albert Miralles (208-C-82, agency: Interperformances). Miralles scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Angelico BI, helping his team with a 79-58 easy win against the lower-ranked Vanoli CR (#16, 1-4). Angelico BI needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Miralles has a very solid season. In 5 games in Italy he scored 10.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeff Adrien (202-F/C-86) of Benetton TV - 18 points and 9 rebounds
5. Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85) of Montepaschi - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Marques Green (169-PG-82) of Sidigas AV - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Linton Johnson (203-F-80) of Sidigas AV - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Brian Scalabrine (206-C-78) of Benetton TV - 6 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Daniel Hackett (197-G-87) of Scavolini PS - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Timothy Bowers (188-G-82) of Umana Venezia - 15 points and 7 rebounds

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


Casale lands Oliver Stevic - by Eurobasket News
Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) will continue his career in Italy. The Serbian big guy penned a deal with Novipiu Casale Monferrato for rest of the season. Stevic left Bilbao few days ago after his short term deal expired. Stevic joined the Spanish squad as a temporarily replacement for injured Axel Hervelle. He appeared four times in Liga Endesa averaging 3.5 points and 3 rebounds. Oliver Stevic spent last season with EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He had 9 ppg and 6.2 rpg for them in 6 EuroCup games. Stevic also added 11.1 ppg and 6.8 rpg in 40 German league games. He was named Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team -11. In 2009/10, Oliver Stevic played for Crvena Zvezda Belgrade. He had 8.2 ppg and 5.4 rpg for them in EuroCup. In the past, Stevic was a member of Anwil Wloclawek, Slask Wroclaw, Masinac and Borac.

stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.19.0 
 2. Musso, Napoli18.9 
 3. Mei, Comsum.it SI17.5 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.17.0 
 5. Portannese, Torino16.1 
 6. Micevic, Latina B.15.9 
 7. Zanelli, Orlandina15.8 
 8. Fattori, San Severo15.6 
 9. Carra, Trieste15.5 
 10. Malamov, Anagni15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.1 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.5 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.9.1 
 4. Baldi Rossi, Perug.8.9 
 5. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.5 
 6. Tessitori, Comsum..8.1 
 7. Fattori, San Severo8.0 
 8. Ferraro, Trieste7.9 
 9. Pazzi, Trento7.9 
 10. Crow, Orlandina7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.9 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano4.7 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.6 
 4. Zanelli, Orlandina3.5 
 5. Ruggiero, Bari3.4 
 6. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 7. Rivali, Santarcang.3.4 
 8. Vico, Matera3.4 
 9. Venuto, Casalp.3.4 
 10. Santolamazza, An.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.7 
 2. Guarino, Ferentino3.5 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.4 
 4. Malamov, Anagni3.3 
 5. Vico, Matera3.1 
 6. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.1 
 7. Mei, Comsum.it SI3.1 
 8. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.1 
 9. Zaccariello, Tries.3.0 
 10. Tomasiello, Ruvo3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ANCELLOTTI
  Santar.
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ancellotti, Santar.1.4 
 2. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 3. Raminelli, Castell.1.1 
 4. Gatti, Napoli1.0 
 5. Biligha, Casalp.1.0 
 6. Cotani, Castelletto1.0 
 7. Candido, San Seve.1.0 
 8. Fattori, San Severo0.9 
 9. Tessitori, Comsum..0.9 
 10. Trapella, Fabriano0.9 


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


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Perugia 5-3 
 2. Trieste 5-3 
 3. Trento 4-4 
 4. Comsum.it SI 3-5 
 5. Firenze 3-5 
 6. Santarcangelo 3-5 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 7-1 
 2. Torino 7-1 
 3. Casalpusterlengo 6-2 
 4. Treviglio 5-3 
 5. Pavia 3-5 
 6. Castelletto 3-5 
Div.South-East
 1. Bari 5-3 
 2. Recanati 5-3 
 3. Chieti 3-5 
 4. San Severo 3-5 
 5. Ruvo 1-7 
 6. Fabriano 0-8 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 8-0 
 2. Ferentino 5-3 
 3. Orlandina 5-3 
 4. Anagni 3-5 
 5. Latina Basket 3-5 
 6. Matera 2-6 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR19.4 
 2. Coleman, Angelico.19.0 
 3. Fletcher, Pepsi C.18.0 
 4. Collins, Pepsi C.17.5 
 5. Smith, Pepsi C.16.8 
 6. Hackett, Scavolin.16.8 
 7. Temple, Novipiu CM16.5 
 8. Datome, Lottomat.16.4 
 9. Adrien, Benetton16.3 
 10. Dean, Sidigas AV16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Johnson, Sidigas11.2 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.8 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.3 
 5. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.5 
 6. Amoroso, Banca T.8.2 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.0 
 8. Jones, Scavolini PS7.8 
 9. Brown, Banca T.7.6 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rok STIPCEVIC
  Cimberio.
  (186-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.8 
 2. Green, Sidigas AV5.4 
 3. Collins, Pepsi C.5.3 
 4. Diener, Banco d.5.0 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.6 
 6. McIntyre, CS Bo.4.0 
 7. Brown, Banca T.4.0 
 8. Rannikko, Cimberio.4.0 
 9. Mekel, Benetton TV3.8 
 10. Cavaliero, Scavol.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Sidigas2.8 
 2. Pullen, Angelico BI2.8 
 3. Coleman, Angelico.2.6 
 4. Smith, Pepsi C.2.5 
 5. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.5 
 6. Collins, Pepsi C.2.5 
 7. Tucker, Lottomat.2.4 
 8. Dean, Sidigas AV2.4 
 9. Temple, Novipiu CM2.3 
 10. Hackett, Scavolin.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Steve HUNTER
  Banco d.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hunter, Banco d.2.0 
 2. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.5 
 3. Shermadini, Bennet1.3 
 4. Ress, Montepaschi1.0 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Mazzola, Fabi S.1.0 
 7. Adrien, Benetton0.8 
 8. Andersen, Montepa.0.8 
 9. Plisnic, Banco d.0.8 
 10. Szewczyk, Umana0.8 


Borovnjak's double-double lands him Lega2 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old forward Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) put on an amazing game in the last round for Enel Brindisi and receives a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Fileni BPA (#10, 2-3) 85-70. Enel Brindisi is placed at 4th position in Lega2. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Enel Brindisi will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Borovnjak turned to be Enel Brindisi's top player in his first season with the team. Dejan Borovnjak averages this season 12.0ppg and 6.0rpg.

Second best performed player last round was James Thomas (203-F/C-80) of Scafati Basket. He is American forward in his first season at Givova Scafati. In the last game Thomas recorded impressive double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Givova Scafati to another comfortable win 81-62 over the lower-ranked Aget Imola (#14, 2-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Givova Scafati to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Thomas is a newcomer at Givova Scafati and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Deividas Busma (213-C-87) of Centrale Latte (#3). Busma scored 23 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Busma's great performance Centrale Latte lost 79-95 to #1 ranked Giorgio Tesi PT. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Centrale Latte needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Busma has a very solid season. In 6 games in Italy he scored 12.8ppg. He also has 6.7rpg and FGP: 67.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Austin Freeman (190-G-89) of MarcoPoloShop - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Shane Edwards (201-F-87) of Tezenis Verona - 24 points and 9 rebounds
6. Nicholas George (198-F-82) of S.Antimo - 19 points and 7 rebounds
7. Mike Green (185-G-85) of Sigma Barcel. - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Aaron Johnson (172-G-88) of Assi Ostuni - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Dwight Hardy (188-G) of Giorgio Tesi PT - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Antonio Porta (188-G-83) of Tezenis Verona - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Best players of JBL round 5 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced naturalized American power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Aishin SH and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 35-year old power forward had a double-double of 20 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team edged out Hitachi SR (#3, 7-3) 70-66. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Aishin SH was forced-out from the top positions in American JBL. They are still close to the very top. Aishin SH would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. Sakuragi has many years of experience at Aishin SH, through which he has constantly improved. Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sakuragi. Sakuragi is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.9ppg) and averages solid 55.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82) of Tochigi Brex. McFarlin impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Tochigi Brex lost that game 80-98 to slightly higher-ranked Hokkaido L. (#5, 5-5). This loss caused Tochigi Brex to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. McFarlin is a newcomer at Tochigi Brex and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.3ppg (#6). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of top-ranked Toyota Alvark. Gibbs showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Toyota Alvark, leading his team to a 91-71 easy win against #4 ranked Mitsubishi DD in a game of the week. Many experts and fans count Toyota Alvark as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 9 victories and only one lost games. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Gibbs has a great season in Japan. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.3ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 8.9rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Christian Maraker (206-F-82) of Hitachi SR - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jai Lewis (201-F-83) of Hokkaido L. - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) of Toyota Alvark - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-PG-80) of Panasonic T. - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Joji Takeuchi (206-F/C-85) of Hitachi SR - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of Toyota Alvark - 12 points and 9 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)


BJ League Round 9: Leader Akita Happinets lose to Chiba Jets - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in BJ League, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Akita Happinets (6-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Chiba Jets (6-2) 65-54. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Akita Happinets. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-2 record before this meeting. The game without a history. Chiba Jets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) who recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds. Akita Happinets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Akita Happinets. Chiba Jets will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Akita Happinets will play again on the road against the league's second-placed Chiba Jets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing and 7th ranked Oita Heat Devils where Fukuoka Rizing (4-4) beat Oita Heat Devils (3-5) on the road 92-79. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M - C.C., agency: VVG Sports) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Carlos Dixon contributed with 21 points for the winners. Guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Oita Heat Devils. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Oita Heat Devils at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Kyoto Hannar. and Saitama Bron.. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Takamatsu FA (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Oita Heat Devils will play against Kyoto Hannar. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was played in Nagano where Sendai 89ers (#3) beat host Shinshu BW (#4) with 16-point difference 88-72 on Sunday evening. The game was also dominated by American players. Daniel Fitzgerald stepped up and scored 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Tyler Hughes with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Sendai 89ers maintains third place with 5-3 record having just two points less than leader Akita NH, which they share with Shimane SM. Loser Shinshu BW keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
A very interesting game took place in Saitama. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 8th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-5) to third ranked Okinawa GK (6-2) 85-83 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Jeff Newton nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Okinawa GK's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Okinawa GK keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Saitama Broncos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Important game to mention about took place in Mikawa. Seventh ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (4-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Yokohama BC (4-6) 74-72 on Sunday evening. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Jermaine Dixon who scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Hamamatsu Phoenix have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Yokohama BC dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Miyazaki SS crushed Takamatsu FA in a road game 100-77. Shiga L-Stars beat Shimane SM at home 83-69. Osaka Evessa won against Kyoto Hannar. on the opponent's court 78-62. Toyama Grouses managed to outperform Iwate Big Bulls in a home game 98-88.
The best stats of 9th round was 40 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists by John Humphrey of Saitama Bron..



Takamatsu FA - Miyazaki SS 77-100

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA's (0-8) home loss to eighth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (2-6) 77-100 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Miyazaki Shining Suns made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). His fellow American import center Darryl Dora (206-85, college: Texas Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was STVn center Nyika Williams (203-87, college: Pacific) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Miyazaki Shining Suns maintains eighth place with 2-6 record. Loser Takamatsu FA still closes the standings with eight games lost. Miyazaki Shining Suns will have a break next round. Takamatsu FA will play on the road against Fukuoka Rizing (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 23+4reb+3ast, L.Witcher 22+9reb+2ast, D.Dora 17+10reb+4ast, T.Ito 16+2reb, T.Shimizu 13+3reb+6ast, T.Masato 5
Takamatsu FA: N.Williams 18+12reb+1ast, S.Takada 15, P.Butorac 13+4reb+1ast, M.Suzuki 11+4reb, M.Nunnally 10+10reb+1ast, H.Kikuchi 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141920


Oita H.Devils - Fukuoka Rizing 79-92

Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing and 7th ranked Oita Heat Devils where Fukuoka Rizing (4-4) beat Oita Heat Devils (3-5) on the road 92-79. Oita Heat Devils were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 50-36 second half run of Fukuoka Rizing. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M - C.C., agency: VVG Sports) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) answered with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA) added 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Oita Heat Devils. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Oita Heat Devils at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Kyoto Hannar. and Saitama Bron.. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Takamatsu FA (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Oita Heat Devils will play against Kyoto Hannar. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: K.Palmer 28+9reb+2ast, C.Dixon 21+4reb+2ast, S.Ishitani 11+1reb, G.Inman 11+10reb+1ast, G.Hamilton 9+10reb+3ast, A.Takeno 7+5reb+7ast
Oita H.Devils: W.White 25+10reb+4ast, T.Cummings 20+10reb+4ast, M.Lottich 14+3reb+1ast, M.Ohara 9+4reb+1ast, Z.Atkinson 5+4reb, N.Takushi 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 141921


Saitama Bron. - Okinawa GK 83-85

A very interesting game took place in Saitama. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 8th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-5) to third ranked Okinawa GK (6-2) 85-83 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Saitama Broncos were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 23-13 third quarter run of Okinawa GK. American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and guard Narito Namizato (175-89) accounted for 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Okinawa GK's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) came up with 40 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 26 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Saitama Broncos in the defeat. Okinawa GK keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Saitama Broncos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: J.Newton 20+10reb+3ast, R.Okosa 13+5reb+1ast, Y.Takushi 11+1reb, D.Larkai 10+4reb+3ast, N.Namizato 9+6reb+5ast, N.Kosuge 9+1reb
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 40+7reb+4ast, J.Flowers 26+9reb+2ast, D.Terashita 9+3reb+2ast, G.Hughes 5+12reb, Y.Kitamuki 3+5reb, S.Kent 0
gschID: 141916


Hamamatsu P. - Yokohama BC 74-72

Important game to mention about took place in Mikawa. Seventh ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (4-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Yokohama BC (4-6) 74-72 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-72. Hamamatsu Phoenix made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) who scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Dynamics Global Management) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Chas McFarland (213-86, college: Wake Forest) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Justin Burrell (235-88, college: St.John's) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hamamatsu Phoenix have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Yokohama BC dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Hamamatsu P.: J.Dixon 19+8reb+4ast, J.Parmer 17+8reb+2ast, S.Nakanishi 16+4reb+3ast, A.Ohta 12+8reb+1ast, M.Ohguchi 5+1reb+2ast, Y.Yamaguchi 3
Yokohama BC: J.Burrell 18+5reb+3ast, K.Yamada 16+3reb+4ast, C.McFarland 12+14reb+2ast, M.Simmons 12+4reb+1ast, T.Aoki 8+3reb, O.Kimura 6+6reb+4ast
gschID: 141917


Shiga L-Stars - Shimane SM 83-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Shiga L-Stars and second-best Shimane Magic had identical 5-2 record. This time Shiga L-Stars used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Shimane 83-69 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 34-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Shiga L-Stars made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) chipped in 28 points and 9 rebounds. Four Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Shiga L-Stars (6-2) keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Shimane Magic dropped to the third place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: J.Peppers 28+9reb+1ast, J.Ashby 26+13reb+2ast, R.Nixon 12+6reb+2ast, S.Ogawa 11+4reb+4ast, Y.Okada 2, T.Fujiwara 2+2reb+3ast
Shimane SM: M.Parker 24+12reb+5ast, T.Yokoo 11+2reb, R.Golson 9+8reb, J.Davis 7+8reb+1ast, J.Nakama 7+1reb+4ast, B.Puckett 6+1reb
gschID: 141918


Kyoto Hannar. - Osaka Evessa 62-78

Very expected game when 6th ranked Kyoto Hannar. (3-5) was defeated at home by first ranked Osaka Evessa (7-1) 78-62 on Sunday. The game without a history. Osaka Evessa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Osaka Evessa had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) chipped in 21 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota, agency: SportsTalent) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import center Lance Allred (211-81, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) added 14 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Loser Kyoto Hannar. keeps the sixth position with five games lost. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round. Kyoto Hannar. will play at home against Oita Heat Devils (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: C.Aoki 21+2reb+3ast, L.Washington 16+11reb+6ast, D.Tamura 10, S.Konno 8+1ast, S.Takeda 7+5reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 6+9reb+2ast
Kyoto Hannar.: R.Rickert 16+10reb+3ast, L.Allred 14+4reb+2ast, J.Boyette 9+1reb, T.Murakami 7+1ast, L.Cummard 7+6reb, T.Kawabe 4+4reb
gschID: 141919


Akita NH - Chiba Jets 54-65

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Akita Happinets (6-2) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Chiba Jets (6-2) 65-54. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Akita Happinets. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-2 record before this meeting. The game without a history. Chiba Jets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) who recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds and Dutch-American power forward Stanley Ocitti (203-80, college: Binghamton) added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Akita Happinets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chiba Jets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Akita Happinets. Chiba Jets will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Akita Happinets will play again on the road against the league's second-placed Chiba Jets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Hargrow 22+7reb+1ast, J.Staten 17+10reb+3ast, R.Itakura 12+1ast, G.Moliva 8+8reb+2ast, G.Leach 6+4reb, Shouta 0
Akita NH: D.Sweetney 20+9reb+3ast, S.Ocitti 12+11reb+3ast, M.Gardener 5+3reb+6ast, K.Shoji 5+7reb, R.Mizumachi 4+1reb+1ast, Y.Nobihura 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 141913


Toyama Grouses - Iwate Big Bulls 98-88

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Toyama Grouses' (4-4) home victory over 10th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (1-7) 98-88 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Toyama Grouses. Iwate Big Bulls was better in second period 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toyama Grouses dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Iwate Big Bulls' 42. They outrebounded Iwate Big Bulls 40-19 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American power forward Devin Searcy (208-89, college: Dayton, agency: Pro One Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Toyama Grouses' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Yoshiaki Yamamoto (-82) who recorded 29 points and American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Toyama Grouses and four Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Iwate Big Bulls keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: B.Harper 20+7reb+5ast, D.Searcy 20+13reb+2ast, I.Brown 15+4reb, M.Joho 15+2reb+3ast, L.Turner 15+5reb, H.Johnson 7+5reb+2ast
Iwate Big Bulls: Y.Yamamoto 29+2reb+2ast, M.Sawaguchi 18+2reb+4ast, T.Kennedy 15+7reb+3ast, S.Coleman 11+4reb+1ast, L.Malloy 8+2reb, H.Kantake 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141914


Shinshu BW - Sendai 89ers 72-88

An interesting game was played in Nagano where Sendai 89ers (#3) beat host Shinshu BW (#4) with 16-point difference 88-72 on Sunday evening. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Sendai 89ers's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-14 extending their advantage to 16 points. The game was also dominated by American players. Forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 30 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 26 points and 9 rebounds. Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was forward Tyler Hughes (213-84, college: Kansas St.) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) scored 17 points. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. Sendai 89ers maintains third place with 5-3 record having just two points less than leader Akita NH, which they share with Shimane SM. Loser Shinshu BW keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: D.Fitzgerald 30+8reb, O.Mims 26+9reb+1ast, T.Shimura 15+2reb+4ast, J.Dukes 7+3reb+8ast, R.Singleton 6+8reb, H.Kusaka 2+1reb+3ast
Shinshu BW: D.Raivio 17+3reb+1ast, T.Hughes 17+11reb+1ast, L.Roberts 12+6reb, T.Saito 11+2reb+7ast, T.Goya 5+1reb, T.Utsunomiya 5+1reb
gschID: 141915




BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. White, Oita H.23.3 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka22.3 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM21.9 
 4. Flowers, Saitama21.4 
 5. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.6 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.1 
 7. Humphrey, Saitama19.8 
 8. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.0 
 9. Gardener, Akita NH18.6 
 10. Kennedy, Iwate B.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.11.2 
 2. Dora, Miyazaki SS11.1 
 3. Roberts, Shins.10.8 
 4. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.6 
 5. Ocitti, Akita NH10.6 
 6. McFarland, Yokoham.10.5 
 7. Newton, Okinawa GK10.4 
 8. Searcy, Toyama G.10.1 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.1 
 10. Nunnally, Takamat.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.7.0 
 2. Satterfield, Saita.6.6 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.6 
 4. Takushi, Oita H.5.5 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.9 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Dixon, Hamamats.4.2 
 8. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.1 
 9. Namizato, Okina.4.1 
 10. Saito, Shinshu BW4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.0 
 2. Arnold, Hamamats.2.5 
 3. Staten, Chiba Jets2.5 
 4. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.3 
 5. Parker, Shimane SM2.1 
 6. Humphrey, Saitama2.1 
 7. Lyons, Miyazaki SS1.9 
 8. Saito, Shinshu BW1.8 
 9. Ohguchi, Hamamats.1.8 
 10. Kabaya, Yokohama.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Blackledge, Osaka3.6 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.0 
 3. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 4. Williams, Takamats.1.9 
 5. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.9 
 6. Marshall, Osaka E.1.8 
 7. Ocitti, Akita NH1.6 
 8. Singleton, Sendai1.6 
 9. Flowers, Saitama1.6 
 10. Ashby, Shiga L.1.5 


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


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BC Astana stay undefeated - by Eurobasket News
BC Astana recorded back-to-back victories over Barsy Atyrau in Round 3 of D1 championship. BC Astana thus kept their record spotless with six wins in a row.
Firstly BC Astana claimed a 90:75 win. Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) stepped up with 22 points to pace the winners. Eric Williams (206-C-84, college: Wake Forest) contributed 20 points and 11 rebounds for the visitors. BC Astana led by just 3 points at the interval 46:43. But they used a 26:16 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Rawle Marshall (201-G-82, college: Oakland) delivered15 points for BC Astana. Maris Laksa (207-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) answered with 18 points for Barsy Atyrau. Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) had 12 points in defeat.
Next game turned out easier for BC Astana. They clinched a comfortable 87:62 win at the end. Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) unloaded 23 points to pace the charge. BC Astana erupted for 28 points in the first frame to build a 12-point lead. They maintained the pressure opening a 16-point advantage at the interval. Rawle Marshall had 13 points, while Eric Williams notched 12 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Pavlo Tsiopych (182-G-86) answered with 21 points for Barsy Atyrau. Mikhail Evstigneev (202-F/C-84) had 13 points in the losing effort.


Standings -D1
D1 Standings
 1. BC Astana 6-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 4-2 
 3. BK Almaty 3-1 
 4. Kaspiy Aktau 3-3 
 5. Tobol 0-4 
 6. BK Atyrau 0-6 


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  KOSOVO   


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


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  KUWAIT   


Al Qadsia gets Tyrone Anderson - by Ali Ahmed


Tyrone Anderson is a new member of Al Qadsia. The American Guard signed a deal for rest of the season.

Outlook:
Tyrone is an exciting big guard who has NBA ability or should play at the highest level in Europe. He is an exciting player who specializes in creating and scoring off of the dribble and he is very athletic. He has great moves, finishes great with both hands and he is a great passer.

Awards/Achievements:
All-WVIAC 1st Team -06, 07
NCAA II Daktronics All American 3rd Team ,06
NABA/NCAA All Star Game -07
Ranked 2nd in NCAA II in scoring -07
WVIAC All-Tournament Team -07
All-WVIAC 1st Team -07
WVIAC Tournament Semifinals -07
CBA American Conference Runner-Up -08
CBA Semifinals -08
CBA All-Rookie Team -08
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Forward of the Year -09
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Import Player of the Year -09
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League 1st Team -09
Asia-Basket.com Syrian League All-Imports Team -09
Egyptian League Semifinals -10
Lebanese League Regular Season Runner-Up -11
Lebanese League Finalist -11
WABA Club Championships -11
Arab Club Championships -11 (Semifinals)
Lebanese Super Cup Finalist -11

Tyrone Anderson (193-G-84, college: Concord)


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  LATVIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Sims, VEF Riga30.5 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera21.5 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava18.8 
 4. Dukulis, Liepaja17.5 
 5. Ozols, Jurmala17.4 
 6. Lucas, Valmiera16.3 
 7. Perry, VEF Riga15.6 
 8. Young, Ventspils15.6 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja15.3 
 10. Bertans, VEF Riga14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Sims, VEF Riga10.5 
 2. Dargais, LU9.0 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.3 
 4. Berzins, VEF Riga7.8 
 5. Jonats, Jurmala7.4 
 6. Kosuskins, Jurmala7.0 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera7.0 
 8. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 9. Andriukaitis, Liep.6.7 
 10. Berzins, Ventspils6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Mayo, Liepaja6.3 
 2. Lucas, Valmiera5.2 
 3. Coders, Jurmala4.2 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventsp.3.8 
 6. Valters, VEF Riga3.6 
 7. Perry, VEF Riga3.6 
 8. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.3 
 9. Millage, VEF Riga3.2 
 10. Krumins, Jelgava3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  VEF Riga
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.2.8 
 3. Vitols, LU2.0 
 4. Osins, LU2.0 
 5. Miculis, U182.0 
 6. Peiners, LU2.0 
 7. Perry, VEF Riga1.8 
 8. Cain, VEF Riga1.8 
 9. Krumins, Jelgava1.8 
 10. Krumins, Jelgava1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilja GROMOVS
  U18
  (197-F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gromovs, U182.0 
 2. Cain, VEF Riga1.4 
 3. Berzins, VEF Riga1.2 
 4. Ozols, Jurmala1.2 
 5. Dukulis, Liepaja1.0 
 6. Rozitis, Valmiera1.0 
 7. Kavaliauskas, VEF0.8 
 8. Plivda, LU0.8 
 9. Willard, Ventspils0.6 
 10. Jonats, Jurmala0.6 


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  LITHUANIA   


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


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Delikatesas 8-2 
 2. Radviliskis 7-3 
 3. Zalgiris-Sabonio 6-4 
 4. Matinga-Juod. 6-4 
 5. Statyba 6-4 
 6. Perlas-MRU 6-4 
 7. Nafta Universitetas 6-4 
 8. Ezerunas-Karys 5-5 
 9. LKKA-Atletas 5-5 
 10. Triobet 5-5 
 11. Silute 4-6 
 12. Meresta 4-6 
 13. S.Marciulionio 4-6 
 14. Gargzdai 3-7 
 15. Mazeikiai 3-7 
 16. ABRO-Univ. 2-8 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 19
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.19.0 
 2. Rakovic, Zalgiris18.0 
 3. Urbonas, Juventus17.5 
 4. Mazeika, Neptunas15.5 
 5. Pakamanis, Juven.15.0 
 6. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.14.8 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.14.8 
 8. Lowe, Kedainiai14.4 
 9. Weems, Zalgiris13.7 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.10.2 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.9.8 
 3. Adomaitis, Kedaini.8.8 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.8.0 
 5. McClure, Kedainiai7.6 
 6. Onuaku, Neptunas7.0 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.6.8 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.6.8 
 9. Javtokas, Zalgiris6.8 
 10. Pakamanis, Juven.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mantas KALNIETIS
  Zalgiris
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Kalnietis, Zalgiris6.5 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai6.2 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas4.4 
 4. Dainys, Neptunas4.3 
 5. Juskevicius, Rudup.4.3 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.0 
 7. Janavicius, Baltai4.0 
 8. Maceina, Juventus4.0 
 9. Orelikas, Rudupis3.8 
 10. Rinkevicius, Nagl.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Zalgiris
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Collins, Zalgiris2.7 
 2. Dainys, Neptunas2.5 
 3. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.3 
 4. Kelys, Pieno Z.2.3 
 5. Nobles, Pieno Z.2.0 
 6. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.8 
 7. Matulionis, Techas.1.8 
 8. Broadus, Siauliai1.7 
 9. Weems, Zalgiris1.7 
 10. Zukauskas, Siauli.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Lietuv.
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.2.0 
 2. Samardziski, Lietu.1.4 
 3. Johnson, Naglis P.1.3 
 4. Butkevicius, Rudup.1.3 
 5. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.3 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.1.2 
 7. McClure, Kedainiai1.0 
 8. Peciukas, Kedainiai1.0 
 9. Javtokas, Zalgiris1.0 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas UZKURAITIS
  Delikate.
  (189-G-85)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Uzkuraitis, Delika.23.8 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.22.1 
 3. Maneikis, Meresta21.6 
 4. Lengvinas, Nafta20.0 
 5. Rakauskas, Radvili.18.1 
 6. Sragauskis, LKKA-.18.0 
 7. Pancerevas, Silute17.9 
 8. Mineikis, Radvilis.17.9 
 9. Brown, Mazeikiai17.3 
 10. Jucikas, AB.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Audrius MINEIKIS
  Radviliskis
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Mineikis, Radvilis.10.7 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.6 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.10.1 
 4. Tamasevicius, Silu.8.6 
 5. Vaitiekunas, Triob.8.3 
 6. Kumpys, Nafta U.7.9 
 7. Jogela, Zalgir.7.9 
 8. Jucikas, AB.7.9 
 9. Pikalavicius, Deli.7.7 
 10. Kazakauskas, Naf.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.5.6 
 2. Varanauskas, Stat.5.6 
 3. Razutis, Silute5.4 
 4. Kvedaraviciu., Del.5.1 
 5. Rakauskas, Radvili.5.0 
 6. Artamonov, Meresta4.9 
 7. Semaska, Perla.4.8 
 8. Venskus, Nafta U.4.5 
 9. Kurauskas, AB.4.4 
 10. Vingelis, LKKA-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.3.1 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.6 
 3. Paliukenas, S.Marc.2.6 
 4. Vileita, Perla.2.2 
 5. Kazakauskas, Naft.2.0 
 6. Venskus, Nafta U.2.0 
 7. Brown, Mazeikiai2.0 
 8. Malasauskas, LKKA.1.9 
 9. Uzkuraitis, Delika.1.9 
 10. Birgelis, Matinga.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.8 
 2. Jucikas, AB.1.9 
 3. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.7 
 4. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.4 
 5. Stakenas, Statyba1.4 
 6. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.2 
 7. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.1 
 8. Kymantas, Zalgir.1.0 
 9. Anglickis, Statyba1.0 
 10. Giedraitis, ABRO-.1.0 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Best players of Diekirch League round 7 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American-British forward Philip Perre (198-F-79) had an amazing evening in the last round for Musel Pikes and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 32-year old forward had a double-double of 34 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out Soleuvre (#8, 2-5) 72-70. Musel Pikes maintains the 6th position in Luxembourg Diekirch League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Musel Pikes will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. Perre turned to be Musel Pikes' top player in his first season with the team. North Alabama graduate has very impressive stats this year. Perre is in league's top in points (6th best: 23.5ppg) and averages solid 2.5spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-F/C-83) of BBC Nitia. Poznaks impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 29 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as BBC Nitia lost that game 76-100 to slightly higher-ranked Residence (#7, 3-4). BBC Nitia managed to keep the same 9th spot in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory BBC Nitia managed to get this year. Poznaks is a newcomer at BBC Nitia and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Frank Muller (194-F/C-88) of top-ranked T71. Muller got into 30-points club by scoring 38 points in the last round. He went also for fourteen rebounds . Despite Muller's great performance T71 lost 89-96 to #3 ranked Sparta. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. T71 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. Muller's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Muller has a great season in Luxembourg. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.4ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 9.6rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Svitek (203-F/C-77) of Basket Esch - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. William Arre (199-F/C-86) of BBC Nitia - 28 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86) of Soleuvre - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Pitt Koster (178-G/F-89) of Residence - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82) of Residence - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. William Walker (201-F-87) of Heffingen - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Joe Biever (188-G-90) of Basket Esch - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists

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


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 William ARRE
  BBC Nitia
  (199-F/C-86)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Arre, BBC Nitia25.1 
 2. Rajniak, Basket E.24.9 
 3. Raji, Etzella24.7 
 4. Ulmer, Soleuvre24.4 
 5. Schumacher, T7124.4 
 6. Perre, Musel Pikes23.5 
 7. Kennedy, Residence22.9 
 8. Muller, T7120.4 
 9. Reimold, Basket E.20.3 
 10. Brown, Amicale19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denell STEPHENS
  T71
  (193-F/G-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Stephens, T7112.7 
 2. Gary, Musel Pikes12.1 
 3. Carvalho, Heffingen11.0 
 4. Ulmer, Soleuvre10.6 
 5. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 6. Svitek, Basket Es.9.9 
 7. Arre, BBC Nitia9.7 
 8. Walker, Heffingen9.7 
 9. Muller, T719.6 
 10. Djerman, Amicale9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.3 
 2. Schumacher, T713.6 
 3. Birenbaum, Amicale3.4 
 4. Biever, Basket Es.3.1 
 5. Rajniak, Basket E.3.0 
 6. Di Bartolome., BBC2.9 
 7. Ruffato, T712.9 
 8. Reimold, Basket E.2.8 
 9. Polfer, Etzella2.7 
 10. Brown, Amicale2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Philip PERRE
  Musel Pikes
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Perre, Musel Pikes2.5 
 2. Jones, Amicale2.5 
 3. Arre, BBC Nitia2.4 
 4. Kennedy, Residence2.1 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 6. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.9 
 7. Carvalho, Heffingen1.6 
 8. Polfer, Etzella1.6 
 9. Ribeiro, BBC Nitia1.5 
 10. Thesen, Heffingen1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes2.0 
 2. Walker, Heffingen1.5 
 3. Carvalho, Heffingen1.4 
 4. Djerman, Amicale0.9 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.0.8 
 6. Ribeiro, BBC Nitia0.8 
 7. Brown, Amicale0.8 
 8. Bassirou, Musel Pi.0.7 
 9. Svitek, Basket Es.0.7 
 10. Hoffmann, Sparta0.6 


Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 6-1 
 2. Basket Esch 5-2 
 3. Sparta 5-2 
 4. Etzella 5-2 
 5. Amicale 4-3 
 6. Musel Pikes 4-3 
 7. Residence 3-4 
 8. Soleuvre 2-5 
 9. BBC Nitia 1-6 
 10. Heffingen 0-7 


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  MEXICO   


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Fuerza Regia 18-4 
 2. Halc.Rojos 16-4 
 3. Toros 16-6 
 4. Huracanes 15-8 
 5. Soles 14-10 
 6. Barreteros 13-10 
 7. Pioneros 12-8 
 8. Halc.Xalapa 10-4 
 9. Abejas 10-13 
 10. Lechugueros 9-13 
 11. Corr.Victoria 8-13 
 12. Panteras 7-15 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 4-20 
 14. Volcanes 0-24 


LNBP Round 24: Lechugueros defeat Halcones Rojos in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 24 in the LNBP took place in Leon. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Halcones Rojos (16-4) to eleventh ranked Lechugueros (9-13) 98-97 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Halcones Rojos. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Halcones Rojos 45-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. Lechugueros looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) who added 22 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Rivera (187-83, college: Hofstra, agency: Paris Global Sports) with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Halcones Rojos' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Lechugueros have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place. Halcones Rojos at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. Lechugueros are looking forward to face higher ranked Toros (#3) in Nuevo Laredo in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Halcones Rojos will play on the road against Huracanes in Tampico and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Mexicali. Fourth ranked Huracanes (15-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Soles (14-10) 67-64 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Soles. The winners were led by Venezuelan forward Nestor Colmenares (203-87, college: Campbellsville) who scored that evening 11 points and 7 rebounds and Robert Hornsby supported him with 13 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds by Venezuelan swingman Jose Vargas (196-82) did not help to save the game for Soles. Huracanes have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-8 record. Soles at the other side keep the fifth place with ten games lost. Huracanes will play against league's second-placed Halcones Rojos in Veracruz in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Soles will play on the road against Volcanes in Toluca and hope to get back on the winning track.
LNBP top team - Fuerza Regia (18-4) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Barreteros (13-10) in Monterrey 97-84. The best player for the winners was Jeremis Smith who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Forrest Fisher who recorded 37 points (!!!). Fuerza Regia have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-4 record. Barreteros lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Fuerza Regia will meet Abejas (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Barreteros will play against Panteras in Aguascalientes and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-24) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 24th consecutive match to seventh ranked Pioneros (12-8) 106-67. It was a good game for LeRoy Hickerson who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 5 assists. Pioneros' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pioneros maintains seventh position with 12-8 record. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings. Pioneros' next round opponent will be Aguilas Rojas (#13) in San Juan where they are favorite. Volcanes will play at home against Soles in Mexicali and hope to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in San Juan where 10th ranked Correcaminos (8-13) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked Aguilas Rojas (4-20) 95-88 on Sunday. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Daryl Dorsey who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 13 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aguilas Rojas maintains thirteenth position with 4-20 record. Correcaminos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Aguilas Rojas will face higher ranked Pioneros (#7) in Cancun in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

In the last two games of round 24 Halc.Xalapa won against Abejas on the opponent's court 95-79. Toros managed to outperform Panteras in a home game 83-75.



Volcanes - Pioneros 67-106

Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-24) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 24th consecutive match to seventh ranked Pioneros (12-8) 106-67. The game was mostly controlled by Pioneros. Volcanes was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Volcanes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 5 assists. The other American import forward John Millsap (198-82, college: UTSA) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Millsap is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Pioneros players scored in double figures. Pioneros' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) replied with 23 points and guard Jesus Rivera added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Volcanes. Pioneros maintains seventh position with 12-8 record. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings. Pioneros' next round opponent will be Aguilas Rojas (#13) in San Juan where they are favorite. Volcanes will play at home against Soles in Mexicali and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Pioneros: L.Hickerson 27+4reb+5ast, J.Millsap 20+7reb+1ast, G.Grays 18+5reb+3ast, S.Soriano 14+3reb+2ast, C.Turley 12+4reb+1ast, H.Llamas 8+1reb+3ast
Volcanes: L.Morinia 23+1reb+3ast, J.Rivera 13+12reb, E.Martin 12+2reb+4ast, D.Chambers 6+4ast, J.Perez 5+1reb+1ast, M.Garcia 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 137803


Abejas - Halc.Xalapa 79-95

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Guanajuato where 8th ranked Abejas (10-13) were defeated by ninth ranked Halcones UV Xalapa (10-4) 95-79 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 56-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Halcones UV Xalapa dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Abejas' 36. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Demetric Shaw (191-78, college: Kent St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and the former international center Real Mata (205-86) who added 7 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Halcones UV Xalapa's coach Andy Stoglin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American forward Lorrenzo Wade (198-85, college: San Diego St.) with 21 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American-Jamaican forward Mattis McHugh (198-84, college: S.Florida) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Halcones UV Xalapa moved-up to eighth place. Loser Abejas dropped to the ninth position with 13 games lost. Halcones UV Xalapa will face Correcaminos (#11) in Ciudad Victoria in the next round. Abejas will play at home against the league's leader Fuerza Regia where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Halc.Xalapa: D.Shaw 25+1ast, V.Mariscal 14+1reb+1ast, Q.Gonzalez 11+1reb, A.Parada 11+3reb, A.Joseph 9+2reb, R.Mata 7+13reb+4ast
Abejas: L.Wade 21+4reb+3ast, A.Stockman 15+1reb+1ast, J.Verdejo 14+2reb+2ast, M.McHugh 14+8reb+2ast, M.Jackson 6+2reb+1ast, C.Silva 4+2reb
gschID: 137799


Lechugueros - Halc.Rojos 98-97

The most exciting game of round 24 in the LNBP took place in Leon. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Halcones Rojos (16-4) to eleventh ranked Lechugueros (9-13) 98-97 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Halcones Rojos. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Halcones Rojos 45-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. Lechugueros looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) who added 22 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Rivera (187-83, college: Hofstra, agency: Paris Global Sports) with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (182-86) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Halcones Rojos' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Lechugueros have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place. Halcones Rojos at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. Lechugueros are looking forward to face higher ranked Toros (#3) in Nuevo Laredo in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Halcones Rojos will play on the road against Huracanes in Tampico and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lechugueros: D.Yearby 23+14reb+5ast, R.Moss 22+12reb+1ast, B.St.Preux 15+6reb+4ast, W.Funn 14+4reb+14ast, E.Zuniga 12+2reb, L.Keeler 9+2reb
Halc.Rojos: L.Bethelmy 18+4reb, P.Stoll 18+2reb+5ast, D.Cortes 15+3reb+2ast, C.Rivera 14+7reb+7ast, G.Vargas 13+5reb+7ast, J.Aubry 12+4reb+2ast
gschID: 137800


Soles - Huracanes 64-67

Important game to mention about took place in Mexicali. Fourth ranked Huracanes (15-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Soles (14-10) 67-64 in the fight for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Soles. Soles cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Huracanes brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by Venezuelan forward Nestor Colmenares (203-87, college: Campbellsville) who scored that evening 11 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Robert Hornsby (196-82, college: Troy) supported him with 13 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds by Venezuelan swingman Jose Vargas (196-82) did not help to save the game for Soles. Venezuelan point guard David Cubillan (183-87, college: Marquette) added 18 points and 5 assists. Huracanes have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-8 record. Soles at the other side keep the fifth place with ten games lost. Huracanes will play against league's second-placed Halcones Rojos in Veracruz in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Soles will play on the road against Volcanes in Toluca and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Huracanes: A.Fuqua 17+3reb, R.Hornsby 13+3reb+4ast, N.Colmenares 11+7reb+3ast, L.Davis 10+3reb, A.Gomez 7+3reb+4ast, J.Edwin 4+8reb+2ast
Soles: D.Cubillan 18+4reb+5ast, J.Vargas 14+10reb+3ast, J.Griffin 9+2ast, J.Luis Bucio 8+2reb+1ast, G.Smith 7+6reb, R.Zamora 4+4reb
gschID: 137801


Aguilas Rojas - Corr.Victoria 95-88

An interesting game took place in San Juan where 10th ranked Correcaminos (8-13) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked Aguilas Rojas (4-20) 95-88 on Sunday. Correcaminos were trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 26-16 charge of Aguilas Rojas, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Correcaminos' players. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Daryl Dorsey (185-81, college: S.Indiana) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 13 assists and 4 steals and David Mercer who added 22 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward James Penny (198-76, college: TCU) with 16 points and 9 rebounds and forward Gerald Burris (198-78, college: W.Alabama) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Correcaminos players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aguilas Rojas maintains thirteenth position with 4-20 record. Correcaminos lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Aguilas Rojas will face higher ranked Pioneros (#7) in Cancun in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Aguilas Rojas: D.Dorsey 36+2reb+13ast, D.Mercer 22+2reb+4ast, E.Hare 10+7reb, C.Gryne 8+9ast, J.Portillo 6+1reb, F.Sanchez 4+14reb+2ast
Corr.Victoria: G.Burris 18+5reb+1ast, J.Penny 16+9reb+2ast, R.Castillo 14+2reb, M.Allen 13+3reb+8ast, A.Ferguson 10+6reb, D.Brannon 8+4reb
gschID: 137802


Toros - Panteras 83-75

Very predictable result in Nuevo Laredo where third ranked Toros (16-6) defeated 12th ranked Panteras (7-15) 83-75 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-75. Toros forced 19 Panteras turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Ike Ofoegbu who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Jesus Lopez (205-83, college: SW Baptist) who added 15 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Toros players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Samuel Bowie (198-75, college: SE Louisiana) with 39 points (!!!) and Dominican-Puerto Rican power forward Ivan Lopez (208-85, college: Memphis) scored 12 points. Toros have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 16-6 record having just two points less than leader Fuerza Regia. Panteras lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Toros will face Lechugueros (#10) in Leon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Panteras will play on the road against Barreteros in Zacatecas.
Top scorers:
Toros: I.OFOEGBU 25+6reb+2ast, J.Lopez 15+9reb+2ast, R.Rougeau 13+1reb+3ast, D.Pearson 10+8reb, B.Angley 7+2reb+9ast, E.Manuel Guzman 6+8reb
Panteras: S.Bowie 39+3reb+2ast, I.Lopez 12+2reb+1ast, J.Tesis 8+6reb, M.Bryant 7+2reb, K.Malpica 4+8reb+2ast, R.Melendez 3+3reb+6ast
gschID: 137797


Fuerza Regia - Barreteros 97-84

LNBP top team - Fuerza Regia (18-4) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Barreteros (13-10) in Monterrey 97-84. The game was mostly controlled by Fuerza Regia. Barreteros managed to win third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Fuerza Regia outrebounded Barreteros 36-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremis Smith (203-86, college: Georgia Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import guard Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) chipped in 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Five Fuerza Regia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American guard Forrest Fisher (193-84) who recorded 37 points (!!!) and American forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara, agency: TSS Management) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Fuerza Regia have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-4 record. Barreteros lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with ten games lost. Fuerza Regia will meet Abejas (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Barreteros will play against Panteras in Aguascalientes and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fuerza Regia: D.Smith 20+4reb+6ast, K.Penn 20+7reb+2ast, J.Smith 20+10reb+3ast, C.Roberts 12+3reb+4ast, A.Izaguirre 11+6reb+2ast, M.Mitchell 10+2reb+5ast
Barreteros: F.Fisher 37+4reb+2ast, J.Reaves 13+10reb+1ast, M.Council 10+1reb, R.Loera Almanza 9+1reb+2ast, A.Chacon 5+3reb+3ast, R.Navarro 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 137798




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  MONTENEGRO   


First B Division: Round 2 - by Darko Pekic
After the Second Round of Montenegrin First B Division only three teams are unbeatable- Studentski centar, Gorstak and Centar. The students didn't have any problems against Kotor (73:55 for Studentski Centar). Goran Bulatovic (184-G-88)'s Gorstak surprised Zeta in Golubovci (91: 57 for the guests) although they lost against Zeta in Montenegrin Cup with a big margin just a few days ago. Obviously they didn't want to disappoint their fans again. Centar also won on the road. They crashed the young Pljevlja squad- 83:77. Milos Savkovic (209-C-86) and his teammates are probably still celebrating the great cup win against Rudar in the local derby. Ibar defeated Univerzitet Mediteran at home (76:70) and this is what they needed after the Cup disaster in Kotor. Rudar also needed a victory but, unfortunately for them, Berane 2010 was a stronger team this time in a high scoring match- 99:92. Next week fixtures are:

Centar - Zeta
Univerzitet Mediteran - Pljevlja
Studentski centar - Ibar
Rudar - Kotor
Gortak - Berane 2010

The games will be played on next weekend (13-14 November )


Nikola Vucevic wins POW in Adriatic league - by Eurobasket News
Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) had an amazing evening in the last round for Buducnost and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Adriatic league - Round 6. The 21-year old forward had a double-double of 21 points and 20 rebounds, while his team edged out Krka (#11, 1-5) 84-80. Buducnost is placed at 5th position. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Buducnost will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. Vucevic turned to be Buducnost's top player in his first season with the team. University of Southern California graduate has very impressive stats this year. Vucevic is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.0ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 11.2rpg) and averages solid 53.6% FGP. Nikola Vucevic is officially a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, where he will return after the NBA lockout. The 76ers selected him as 16th overall this year. As mentioned above, Vucevic graduated at the USC few months ago. He shined with 17.1 ppg and 10.3 rpg for his school as a senior. Vucevic played for the Montenegrin NT at the EuroBasket in Lithuania this past summer. He had 5 ppg and 3.2 rpg in five games.

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


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  NBLCANADA   


Oshawa Power defeats Quebec Kebs 95-92 - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power gained sweet revenge over the Quebec Kebs with a 95-92 win at Laval University, avenging a loss to the Kebs just 6 days prior. Coming off a convincing victory in their home opener at the GM Centre on Thursday, the Oshawa Power looked to carry over their momentum in a back and forth game with the Quebec Kebs Saturday night.

Small forward Brandon Robinson (6'8''-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Auburn) started out the gate red hot, knocking down shot after shot, while leading all scorers at the half with 18 points. He finished with a game-high 25 points, draining 4 threes, while grabbing 5 rebounds.

'I feel that we did a great job and we stayed together on the road. I am glad to be a part of a group that will go down in history as the first Power team to win on the road', said Robinson.

Through the first half of action the Power and Kebs traded the lead, going neck and neck. Only one point separated the teams at the half.
The second half was as action packed as the first. Both teams fought valiantly to secure a victory, but it was a barrage of three point field goals in the final minute of the game that sealed the win for the Power.

Power forward Omari Johnson (6'9''-F, college: Oregon St.) and first overall draft pick Morgan Lewis (6'4''-F-87, college: Findlay, OH) connected on back to back threes to break it open. Johnson came off the bench and finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Lewis added 12 points of his own. Royce Parran filled the stat sheet once again for the Kebs notching 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in the losing effort. Quebec will now have a couple days to recover before
they host Ontarios other team, the 2-0 London Lighting.

The Power will now turn their attention to their Monday November 14 tilt with the Saint John Mill Rats. The game will be the first encounter between the two teams and will tip-off at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.oyetimes.com


Lightning also strikes Mill Rats - by Eurobasket News
Lightning struck in Saint John Sunday afternoon as the London Lightning scored a road win against the Saint John Mill Rats with a score of 81-70 at Harbour Station in front of 2,084 fans.

The Lightning led most of the way with the Mill Rats continuing to claw back and make it a fight. However, the Lightning players executed down the stretch to pull away in the end.

Saint John Mill Rats forward Antoine Tisby (6'9''-F-83, college: S.Carolina) said: 'We played a hard game and are still working on getting everything together. We have a group of guys that have never played together before. We have a few days to go back to the drawing board and work on the little things - small details.'

The Mill Rats got contributions from Antoine Tisby with 19 points and Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, college: Massachusetts) with 14. Tim Ellis (6'4''-G-81, college: Kansas St.) led the Lightning with 18 points followed by Shawn Daniels (6'7''-C-79, college: Utah St.) and Eddie Smith (6'2''-G-83, college: Ill.-Springfield) both with 15 points.

The Mill Rats will play their second home game on Thursday, November. 10th against the Summerside Storm. After their first home game of the NBL Canada season, the Mill Rats are now 0-2 for league standings, while the Lightning improve to 3-0.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Lightning strikes Halifax - by Eurobasket News
London Lightning 109 Halifax Rainmen 90

An impressive blowout victory for the London Lightning in Nova Scotia, Saturday evening.

The games 1st quarter was a fairly even affair as both teams scored 28 points. The Rainmen of Halifax were able to keep the tempo up with their press and swingman Rodney Buford (6'5''-G-77, college: Creighton) dropped 12 points in the quarter on the strength of turnaround jumpers and a three. C/F Abdullahi Kuso notably gave a valiant effort on the offensive boards, taking three strong attempts on one trip before finally getting a whistle and two FT attempts. Moses Malone is nodding approvingly.

For London, Gabe Freeman (6'6''-F-85, college: Costa Mesa JC) (20 points on the night) was able to work his way into the middle for several good shots, most notably a give-and-go off an inbounds play that resulted in a swooping bank shot plus the harm for a three-point play.

As the 2nd quarter commenced, the Lightning struck hard and fast in pushing their lead to 51-41 by halftime. The 2nd half continued the trend of the 2nd quarter: London considerably upped the defensive pressure, which Halifax refused to deal with correctly leading to forced shot after forced shot. With the bricks a-flyin, London was able to get into the open court either for a transition basket or they pulled back and found open men spotting up around the three-point arc as DeAnthony Bowden intrepidly pushed the pace on the break keeping Halifax on their heels.

Freeman continued his good play in the 2nd half with a couple of mid-range jumpers. Meanwhile, Taylor King (6'6''-F-88, college: Concordia Irvine) (21 points) was absolutely deadly from downtown and delivered the final blow early in the fourth with a dagger that pushed the lead to 26 and deflated what was left of Halifaxs spirit.

Courtesy of www.hardwoodparoxysm.com


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


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  NCAA1   


A Message 4 da young & gifted - by Eurobasket
Today I was at the library when I read under Latvian Basket that a MSU player was given a lengthy suspension by the NCAA because he played with or on a professional team in Europe. By NCAA rule basketball players must be of amateur status in order to play on the college level then another player from UM was suspended 10 games for the same situation. MSU said it was shocked on how harsh the NCAA was on the ruling and compared the suspension to a MSU player that took impermissible gifts/funds while or before attending college. Taking gifts and being a professional player are two different avenues. As a player myself in the European region, several kids are practicing on professional teams every day and are labeled as 'bench players' which the team feels doesn't cause the player damage if they have dreams of playing collegiate basketball. I have seen this bit of trickery done several times on many teams in Europe to secure a promising talent for their club and he or she are an investment to the club if the player may blossom into a gifted prospect (e.g. NBA, Real Madrid, FCB, Tel Aviv, etc.). With everything in life there are advantages and disadvantages for the club, the University/College, but mostly to the player. One advantage is that European players at a young age are practicing and sometimes playing against former NBA, D-League, or High European level players that give them a greater advantage than the players in the US. The clubs sign these players to contracts for a certain amount of years as an investment into the player that may pan out for them financially in the future. This is nothing new in business however; players that have pursued to playing college basketball have endowed the consequences of playing for high level teams. So far in the past few years I have been writing for Eurobasket, I have seen and spoken to several players that have been suspended several games and sometimes the entire season because they have played on a team which the NCAA found was a professional team. Of course the players feel that it is unfair that this has happened and want to be given a 'pass' for something they did not know or do on purpose. Well this is a message for da young and gifted players of the European region if you truly want to pursue your dreams of playing in the NCAA and not be penalized by the committee, do yourselves a favor and DO NOT play with a team that are considered a professional team by the NCAA and definitely think twice about signing a contract with a professional team that may hinder your chances of experiencing a college basketball career. I will give you a great example: Werkendam see you as a young/gifted talent and you signed a contract with the team that plays on the highest level in your country and teams all over the European Region. You play with their farm team Werkendam2 and play some games with Werkendam but they have you as a 'bench player'. XX University wants you and gives you a scholarship and sends in the necessary paperwork to the NCAA clearance committee. When they do their research and gets your player's card, it's not going to say Werkendam2 but it will show that you played with WERKENDAM and the stats you played with that top team which by rule may go into: did you receive benefits over the restricted amount?, Where players on your team considered professional players? So on and so forth. This is what can turn your college dreams upside down. Now it's not only players that come from top league teams that have feel victim. Approximately 4 years ago a player in Germany was playing in Bundesliga2 Pro B for a team then he was offered a scholarship to play at a university. The NCAA ruled him ineligible because his team was considered a fully professional team that paid everyone above the restricted amount. He had to sit out the entire season, which the player decided to return back to Germany and continue playing.

As you see from these few examples that the NCAA is for real. ESPN America (In Europe) has shown short stories of scholar athletes that have either slipped through the cracks of the ruling or have been punished because they are considered professionals. On a real note, basketball players here in the US cannot go and play D-League, PBL, ABA, etc. and then decide that they want to play college sports because you are not an amateur athlete anymore. Well the same rule goes for players signing as a young prospect for pro teams. Some players are going to be more advanced than others. We see and know it when it comes to sports. Amateur is amateur no matter how you look at it and I am just passing this message to readers/players in the Dutch League but all over Europe because I am tired of seeing young players dreams crushed because they made a decision by signing with a team and not thinking what may happen if they want to pursue a college career. And for the record, going to a PREP school for 1 year doesnt necessarily put you back in amateur status. The NCAA is buckling down and running a tight ship with the amateur ruling. If you are player for an U16, U18 basketball club or the U16& U18 National basketball team, then do only that to prevent this situation happening to you. Just some advice to pass down so your dreams won't get knocked down.

Stay Tuned...


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  NCAA2   


Hidden Gems Central Ohio D2 Report! - by Lucius Jones
Here is a brief report on where Central Ohio stands in the NCAA D2 recruiting world:



Jordan Cowgill of Thomas Worthington H.S. & Hidden Gems AAU currently has 5 D2 offers: Belmont Abbey, Ohio Valley, S.C. Aiken, and Urbana. The 5th is Marian U (NAIA). Jordan is undecided at this point.

Carter Smith of Upper Arlington H.S. & Hidden Gems AAU is debating between 6 offers: Lincoln Memorial, Hillsdale, Stonehill, Ohio Valley, Wheeling Jesuit, Arkansas Tech.

AJ Ireland of Bloom Carroll H.S. & Hidden Gems AAU has offers from Ohio Valley and S.C. Aiken.

Matt Rhodes of Westerville North H.S. & Hidden Gems College Placement has chosen Walsh over many other D2 offers he had previously been offered by this Fall.

Nick Archer has picked Hillsdale over several other D2's he was offered by this year.

Eric Roby is signing with Tiffin. Tiffin was chosen over a few other D2's who offered during the Fall.

Steve Walczak is going to Lake Erie over many other options.

Ohio Dominican was able to find Chad Nelson of Pickerington Central H.S. and lock him in early.

Hidden Gems Basketball and Lucius Jones would like to thank all the NCAA D2 schools in the MidWest area who have offered and signed all the various talent above. It is truly appreciated!




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


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 22
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker22.0 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.21.8 
 3. Karlsen, Centrum20.3 
 4. Land, Asker Aliens19.6 
 5. Sahlertz, Tromso19.3 
 6. Kombat, Froya B.19.2 
 7. Westerlund, Ammeru.19.0 
 8. Stien, Gimle BBK17.9 
 9. Hagen, Ammerud15.8 
 10. Berg, Gimle BBK15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker11.3 
 2. Ferranti, Baerum B.8.8 
 3. Oatis, Baerum B.8.5 
 4. Byerson, Tromso8.3 
 5. Karlsen, Centrum8.0 
 6. Bullock, Froya B.8.0 
 7. Land, Asker Aliens7.7 
 8. Nwachukwu, Ammerud7.0 
 9. Hagen, Ammerud7.0 
 10. Kombat, Froya B.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Issalhi, Tromso5.9 
 2. Randolph, Langhus4.7 
 3. Stien, Asker Aliens4.5 
 4. Midtvedt, Asker A.4.4 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.4.2 
 6. Mahnin, Centrum4.1 
 7. Gabrans, Froya B.3.8 
 8. Byerson, Tromso3.4 
 9. Silavs, Froya B.3.2 
 10. Stien, Gimle BBK3.1 
Steals Per Game