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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 4-0 
 2. Partizan 3-1 
 3. Cedevita 3-1 
 4. Union Olimpija 3-1 
 5. Krka 3-1 
 6. Buducnost 2-2 
 7. KK Split 2-2 
 8. MZT Skopje 2-2 
 9. Zadar 1-3 
 10. Cibona 1-3 
 11. Crvena Zvezda 1-3 
 12. Radnicki KG 1-3 
 13. Siroki WWin 1-3 
 14. Szolnok 1-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Igokea - KK Split 79-64
Oct. 13: MZT Skopje - Radnicki KG 75-83
Oct. 14: Krka - Cibona 69-67
Oct. 14: Cedevita - Crvena Zvezda 68-66
Oct. 15: Zadar - Union Olimpija 66-78
Oct. 14: Partizan - Siroki WWin 65-62
Oct. 13: Szolnok - Buducnost 50-75

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 20: Cibona - Zadar
Oct. 20: Siroki WWin - Krka
Oct. 20: Buducnost - Partizan
Oct. 20: Radnicki KG - Szolnok
Oct. 20: KK Split - MZT Skopje
Oct. 19: Crvena Zvezda - Igokea
Oct. 22: Union Olimpija - Cedevita


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Bader, Szolnok20.3 
 2. Travis, Zadar17.0 
 3. Vujcic, KK Split16.3 
 4. Mimica, KK Split16.3 
 5. Blazic, Union O.16.0 
 6. Rakocevic, Crvena16.0 
 7. Andric, Cedevita14.3 
 8. Worthington, Radni.13.8 
 9. Planinic, Siroki W.13.5 
 10. Bost, Buducnost13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bader, Szolnok11.5 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin9.5 
 3. Sobin, KK Split8.0 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.8 
 5. Musli, Partizan7.3 
 6. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 7. Page, Union Olimpi.6.8 
 8. Stojanovski, MZT S.6.3 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 10. Travis, Zadar6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MIJAJLOVIC
  MZT S.
  (193-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Mijajlovic, MZT S.5.8 
 2. Simon, Szolnok5.0 
 3. Rannikko, Union O.5.0 
 4. Markovic, Radnicki.4.0 
 5. Subotic, KK Split3.8 
 6. Green, Cedevita3.8 
 7. Carter, Cibona3.7 
 8. Hammonds, Igokea3.5 
 9. Vladovic, Krka3.5 
 10. Adamovic, Igokea3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Cedevita2.5 
 2. White, Radnicki KG2.3 
 3. Persic, Siroki W.2.3 
 4. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 5. Prepelic, Union O.2.3 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok2.0 
 8. Salin, Union Olimp.1.8 
 9. Travis, Zadar1.8 
 10. Krstovic, Radnick.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Musli, Partizan1.5 
 2. Kalve, Szolnok1.3 
 3. Edwards, Igokea1.0 
 4. Bryan-A., Radnicki.1.0 
 5. Nelson, Crvena Z.0.8 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split0.8 
 7. Almond, Crvena Z.0.8 
 8. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.8 
 9. Ramljak, Zadar0.8 
 10. Dekic, Partizan0.5 


Round 4: Partizan defeats HKK Siroki WWin in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Adriatic League and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games.

Zadar - Union Olimpija 66-78
The game was mostly controlled by Union Olimpija. KK Zadar was better in fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of center Alen Omic (213-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) who added 16 points during the contest. Five Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and center Franko Kastropil (212-84) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. KK Zadar's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Zadar: R.Travis 18+8reb+2ast, F.Kastropil 11+7reb+1ast, G.Vrbanc 9+3reb, A.Delas 8+5reb+2ast, B.Krasic 7+4reb+3ast, J.Brkic 6+4reb
Union Olimpija: D.Page 16+4reb+2ast, J.Blazic 13+4reb, K.Prepelic 12+1reb+2ast, A.Omic 12+11reb, A.Baynes 11+2reb, D.Waters 6+1reb+5ast
gschID: 183647


Partizan - Siroki WWin 65-62
Host team only slightly avoided embarassment. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 13-6 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Partizan dominated on the defensive end, holding HKK Siroki WWin to just 6 points in third quarter. 26 personal fouls committed by HKK Siroki WWin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) who added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Boris Barac (205-92) responded with 13 points and Croatian center Darko Planinic (211-90) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Siroki WWin: D.Planinic 14+1reb+1ast, B.Barac 13+4reb, K.Vragovic 11+2reb+3ast, I.Ramljak 7+1reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 6+8reb+2ast, D.Persic 5+2reb
Partizan: D.Gordon 16+7reb, V.Lucic 16+5reb+1ast, D.Gagic 8+1reb+2ast, B.Bogdanovic 7+1ast, L.Westermann 5+4reb, M.Cakarevic 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 183652


Cedevita - Crvena Zvezda 68-66
Zvezda was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 23-9 third quarter run of Cedevita. They also forced 19 Zvezda turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Center Miro Bilan (215-89) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. Guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) replied with 18 points and forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Zvezda.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 18+2reb+2ast, R.Katic 10+2reb, B.Savovic 9+6reb, A.Cvetkovic 8+2reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 8+3reb+2ast, E.Brown 5+4reb+1ast
Cedevita: P.Suput 18+7reb, L.Andric 11+3reb, M.Green 10+1reb+2ast, M.Bilan 10+5reb, V.Ilievski 6+1reb, G.Suton 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183648


Krka - Cibona 69-67
Cibona was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Krka, which allowed them to win the game. Cibona was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Domen Lorbek (198-85) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and Croatian point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) who added 9 points during the contest. At the losing side American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Davor Kus (192-78, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 points and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Cibona: D.Strawberry 14+5reb+1ast, D.Kus 11+5ast, D.Ware 10+3reb, A.Masic 9+3reb+1ast, M.Rozic 8+2reb, J.Hamilton 6+3reb+2ast
Krka: J.Lalic 15+1reb, D.Lorbek 11+4reb+3ast, J.Klobucar 9+2reb, J.Vladovic 9+4reb+3ast, E.Kastrati 8+2reb+1ast, S.Pavic 6+3reb
gschID: 183653


Szolnok - Buducnost 50-75
The game was mostly controlled by Buducnost. Szolnok was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Szolnok to just 6 points in first quarter. Szolnok was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Dusko Bunic (206-89, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Serbian forward Strahinja Milosevic (203-85) who added 10 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Balazs Simon (187-80, agency: Court Side) scored 10 points.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: M.Bader 14+11reb, B.Simon 10+2reb+2ast, E.Kalve 9+2reb+2ast, I.Nemeth 4+1reb, M.Fodor 3+1reb, A.Horvath 2+3ast
Buducnost: D.Bunic 17+4reb, N.Ivanovic 15+2reb, S.Milosevic 10+7reb, C.Vitkovac 7+4reb+2ast, M.Popovic 6, D.Bost 6+3reb
gschID: 183651


MZT Skopje - Radnicki KG 75-83
Radnicki KG forced 22 MZT Skopje turnovers. MZT Skopje was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington, agency: Interperformances) who scored that evening 15 points and 8 rebounds and Slovenian-Serbian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Four Radnicki KG players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds by Damjan Stojanovski (197-87) did not help to save the game for MZT Skopje. American swingman Cade Davis (197-88, college: Oklahoma) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for lost side.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: D.Stojanovski 19+10reb, C.Davis 11+8reb+3ast, K.Nikolovski 8+4reb+1ast, I.Mijajlovic 7+1reb+5ast, T.Gecevski 6+1reb+1ast, G.Cekovski 6+2reb
Radnicki KG: M.Borisov 16+1reb+1ast, A.Capin 16+1reb+4ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 15+8reb+3ast, M.Worthington 14+4reb, T.White 9+4reb, B.Krstovic 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183650


Igokea - KK Split 79-64
American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) fired 13 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Slovenian Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-81) chipped in 12 points. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
KK Split: I.Mimica 17+1reb+1ast, N.Vujcic 14+9reb+3ast, J.Sobin 10+10reb, V.Vukusic 8+4reb+1ast, S.Subotic 8+4reb+1ast, F.Kruslin 5+2ast
Igokea: C.Edwards 13+5reb, N.Joksimovic 12+4reb, M.Dozet 9+3reb+1ast, S.Stemberger 8+1reb+3ast, C.Hammonds 8+5reb+2ast, G.Gajovic 8+5reb+1ast



Adriatic League round 4 best performance: Vladimir Lucic - by Eurobasket News

Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Partizan, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (16 points, five rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Siroki WWin (#13, 1-3) 65-62. Partizan maintains the 2nd position in Adriatic League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Partizan will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Lucic has many years of experience at Partizan, through which he has constantly improved. Vladimir Lucic averages just after two games 20.5ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) of MZT Skopje. Stojanovski had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as MZT Skopje lost that game 75-83 to the lower-ranked Radnicki KG (#12, 1-3). This loss caused MZT Skopje to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Stojanovski is a newcomer at MZT Skopje, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) of Szolnok (#14). Bader scored 14 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Bader's great performance Szolnok lost 50-75 to the higher-ranked Buducnost (#6, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Szolnok can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-3 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Bader he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Bader has individually a great season in Adriatic League. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 11.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Drew Gordon (205-F-90) of Partizan - 16 points and 7 rebounds
5. Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-F-88) of Radnicki KG - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) of Zadar - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Alen Omic (213-C-92) of Union Olimpija - 12 points and 11 rebounds
8. Predrag Suput (200-F-77) of Cedevita - 18 points and 7 rebounds
9. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) of Szolnok - 9 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82) of Radnicki KG - 16 points 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)



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  ASIAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Standings

Asian Club Championships Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 1-0 
 2. Mahram 1-0 
 3. Duhok 0-0 
 4. Belent 0-1 
 5. E.R. Falcons 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 15: E.R. Falcons - Mahram 66-121
Oct. 15: Belent - Al Riyadi 54-116

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 16: Mahram - Duhok
Oct. 16: Al Riyadi - E.R. Falcons


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Amir SAOUD
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 23
 1. Saoud, Al Riyadi23.0 
 2. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.21.0 
 3. Kozlov, Belent21.0 
 4. Battulga, E.R. F.18.0 
 5. Varda, Mahram17.0 
 6. Purevjav, E.R. F.16.0 
 7. Arakji, Al Riyadi16.0 
 8. Woods, Al Riyadi15.0 
 9. Ibrahim, Al Riyadi15.0 
 10. Afagh, Mahram15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Samad NIK KHAHBAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.10.0 
 2. Kardoust, Mahram6.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi6.0 
 4. Aslani, Mahram6.0 
 5. Bilal Tabbar., Al6.0 
 6. Kozlov, Belent5.0 
 7. Purevjav, E.R. F.5.0 
 8. Kanaan, Al Riyadi5.0 
 9. Moradkhani, Mahram5.0 
 10. Mazurov, Belent5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Samad NIK KHAHBAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.11.0 
 2. Kamrani, Mahram5.0 
 3. Batdorj, E.R. F.5.0 
 4. Munkhbayar, E.R. F.4.0 
 5. Martinez, Al Riyadi3.0 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 7. Abdel Nour, Al Ri.3.0 
 8. Aslani, Mahram3.0 
 9. Sahakian, Mahram3.0 
 10. Davarpanah, Mahr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Amir SAOUD
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Saoud, Al Riyadi6.0 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi4.0 
 3. Martinez, Al Riyadi3.0 
 4. Mazurov, Belent3.0 
 5. Abdel Nour, Al Ri.3.0 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 7. Ibrahim, Al Riyadi2.0 
 8. Purevjav, E.R. F.2.0 
 9. Sahakian, Mahram2.0 
 10. Juginisov, Belent2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  USA
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi4.0 
 2. Purevjav, E.R. F.1.0 
 3. Sahakian, Mahram1.0 
 4. Batsaikhan, E.R. F.1.0 
 5. Sedighi, Mahram1.0 
 6. Davarpanah, Mahram1.0 
 7. Tangyrguliye., Bel.1.0 
 8. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.1.0 
 9. Varda, Mahram1.0 
 10. Bilal Tabbar., Al1.0 


Day 1 in Beirut - by Eurobasket News

Belent - Al Riyadi 54-116
Riyadi opened their title defence at the Asia Club Championship in style. The Lebanese powerhouse stamped Belent of Turkmenistan in the opener. Amir Saoud (188-G-91) came up with 23 points to lead the winners. Riyadi exploded with 35 points in the first quarter to clear off. The Lebanese team held Belent to just 6 points in the second quarter to boost the gap. The Turkmenistan side trailed by as many as 48 points at halftime 16:64. Riyadi kept their opponents at bay throughout the second half cruising to a comfortable victory. Wael Arakji (193-G-94) provided 16 points, while Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) and Ahmad Ibrahim (202-G/F-92, college: Rice) contributed 15 points each for the winners. Aleksandr Kozlov (200-F-82) answered with 21 points for Belent. Samender Juginisov (204-F/C-87) netted 10 points in defeat.

E.R. Falcons - Mahram 66-121
Mahram got to the winning start of their Asia Club Championship. The Iranian powerhouse fired past Falcon of Mongolia in the opener. Samad Nik Khahbahrami (199-F-83) came up with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Mahram ensured a stunning start to the game. They erupted for 46 points in the first quarter to pile up a 29-point advantage. The Iranian team stayed in full control throughout the second quarter. They registered a 71:33 halftime advantage. Mahram did not slow down in the second half. Mahram fired 31 points in the third term building an unassailable 52-point advantage. They never looked back en route to the victory. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) had 17 points, while Hamed Afagh (190-SG-83) contributed 15 points for the winners. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) answered with 18 points for Falcon. Bolortulga Purevjav (C-87) chipped in 16 points in the loss.



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Gmunden - Klosterneub. 85-94
Oct. 15: Arkadia - UBSC Graz 85-100
Oct. 14: Furstenfeld - BC Vienna 79-86
Oct. 14: Kapfenberg - Wels 79-101
Oct. 14: St.Polten - Gussing 70-71

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 20: Furstenfeld - Oberwart
Oct. 20: Wels - Gmunden
Oct. 21: Klosterneub. - Arkadia
Oct. 20: BC Vienna - Gussing
Oct. 20: UBSC Graz - St.Polten


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 25
 1. Tiedeman, Wels25.0 
 2. Dale, UBSC G.24.0 
 3. Gilchrese, UBSC G.22.5 
 4. Shaw, Kapfenberg22.0 
 5. Nagler, Klostern.21.0 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels21.0 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.21.0 
 8. Trmal, BC Vienna18.0 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing17.5 
 10. Kadic, Gussing17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Florian TRMAL
  BC Vienna
  (193-G/F-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Trmal, BC Vienna12.0 
 2. Heard, Gussing10.5 
 3. Speiser, St.Polten9.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden9.0 
 5. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.5 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.8.5 
 7. Tiedeman, Wels8.5 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.8.0 
 9. Lanegger, UBSC G.7.5 
 10. Shaw, Kapfenberg7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna8.0 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg8.0 
 3. Lanegger, Klostern.5.5 
 4. Bobb, Klosterneub.5.5 
 5. Farokhmanesh, Wels5.5 
 6. Bortolin, Arkadia5.5 
 7. Ahmetbasic, Wels5.0 
 8. Pryor, Kapfenberg4.5 
 9. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
 10. Schaal, UBSC G.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna3.0 
 2. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.5 
 3. Pryor, Kapfenberg2.0 
 4. Shaw, Kapfenberg2.0 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden2.0 
 6. Klepeisz, Gussing2.0 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna1.5 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Graf, Arkadia1.5 
 10. Dale, UBSC G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Christoph GREIMEISTER
  Kloste.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Greimeister, Klost.2.0 
 2. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.0 
 3. Washington, Wels1.0 
 4. Bortolin, Arkadia1.0 
 5. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.0 
 6. Koch, Gussing0.5 
 7. Poiger, Gmunden0.5 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden0.5 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna0.5 
 10. Francois, BC Vien.0.5 


A Bundesliga: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in A Bundesliga. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

Arkadia - UBSC Graz 85-100
The game was mostly controlled by UBSC Graz. Arkadia Lions managed to win fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UBSC Graz made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. American swingman Michael Anthony Dale (197-84, college: S.Illinois) notched 26 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Eric Gilchrese (183-87, college: New Hampshire) supported him with 26 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Dale is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) by Lithuanian center Pranas Skurdauskas (211-88, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Arkadia Lions. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: J.Blazevic 19+2reb, P.Skurdauskas 17+11reb+3ast, R.Spasojevic 16+3reb+3ast, M.Graf 14+4reb+2ast, M.Bortolin 6+4reb+9ast, T.Stadelmann 6+2reb+3ast
UBSC Graz: E.Gilchrese 26+1reb+5ast, M.Anthony Dale 26+4reb+4ast, M.Stegnjaic 15+6reb, C.Knor 14+1reb, A.Heuberger 5, G.Florian 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179565


Kapfenberg - Wels 79-101
The game was mostly controlled by Raiffeisen Wels. Kapfenberg Bulls managed to win third quarter 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Raiffeisen Wels shot 64.3 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Kapfenberg Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American-Iranian point guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa) contributed with 19 points and 9 assists for the winners. American swingman Quentin Pryor (193-83, college: Morehead St., agency: Court Side) replied with 17 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import guard Giovonne Woods (191-86, college: Cent.Washington, agency: Court Side) added 14 points and 10 assists in the effort for Kapfenberg Bulls.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: Q.Pryor 17+4reb+6ast, J.Dean Shaw 15+6reb, M.Sanchez 15+5reb+2ast, G.Woods 14+10ast, D.Mayes 9+2reb+2ast, F.Kramer 7+8reb+2ast
Wels: T.Tiedeman 29+10reb+6ast, A.Farokhmanesh 19+3reb+9ast, D.Lamesic 15+8reb+1ast, M.Ahmetbasic 13+3reb+6ast, D.Washington 12+4reb+2ast, C.Hallett 8+2reb
gschID: 179567


Gmunden - Klosterneub. 85-94
The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 26-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Xion Dukes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Gmunden Swans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Christoph Nagler (196-84) who scored 28 points (perfect from downtown making all seven shots !!!). Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) added 21 points respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: J.Brown 21+2reb+3ast, R.Arnold 15+10reb+4ast, D.Oppland 13+5reb+2ast, E.Murati 11+7reb+1ast, R.Poiger 9+1reb+2ast, D.Friedrich 7+1reb
Klosterneub.: C.Nagler 28+4reb+2ast, R.Suljanovic 18+7reb+1ast, K.Payton 14+1reb+2ast, J.Chappell 14+3reb, C.Bobb 8+4ast, M.Rachar 6+2reb
gschID: 179566


Furstenfeld - BC Vienna 79-86
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Furstenfeld Panthers won third quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four BC Vienna players scored in double figures. American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) produced 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: M.Pearson 27+8reb+1ast, S.Grum 18+1reb+4ast, C.Cox 16+6reb, B.Cresnar 8+7reb+3ast, L.O'Neal 7+2reb+6ast, P.Radakovics 3+1reb
BC Vienna: Z.Rakocevic 22+5reb+1ast, S.Ray 17+7reb, J.Francois 15+4reb+1ast, F.Trmal 13+9reb, I.Boylan 9+2reb+10ast, T.Gaspar 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179569


St.Polten - Gussing 70-71
St.Polten was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Gussing Knights made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. St.Polten was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Heard is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The former international forward Martin Speiser (202-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-84) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
St.Polten: N.Milosevic 17+3reb+2ast, M.Kohlmaier 16+7reb+1ast, M.Speiser 16+11reb+3ast, M.Pinezich 12+3reb, A.Worenz 5+4reb, I.Bozic 4+1reb
Gussing: E.Kadic 19+4reb+1ast, T.Klepeisz 19+5reb+5ast, S.Koch 14+2reb+1ast, M.Heard 14+16reb, M.Klepeisz 3+2ast, C.Astl 2+1reb+1ast



Apollon signs Jason Detrick, ex Forca Lleida - by Eurobasket News

Pizza Express Apollon Limassol (Division A) signed 32-year old Austrian international small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, college: Oklahoma, agency: Three Eye Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Detrick played last season at Forca Lleida in Spanish LEB Gold. In 38 LEB Gold games last year he had 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and named to 3rd Team.
His team was regular season runner-up in Austrian A Bundesliga in 2005 and 2007.
Detrick has been a member of Austrian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012. He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 14.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 84.4%.
Detrick is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Hungary (Atomeromu), Spain (CB Canarias, Melilla Baloncesto and Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC) and Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart and Furstenfeld Panthers).
Detrick attended The University of Oklahoma until 2004 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Siauliai 1-0 
 2. TTU 1-0 
 3. Ventspils 1-0 
 4. Naglis Palangos 1-1 
 5. Barsy Atyrau 1-2 
 6. Rapla 0-2 
Group B
 1. Tartu Ulikool 2-0 
 2. Lietkabelis 1-0 
 3. Jelgava 1-1 
 4. Liepaja 1-1 
 5. Juventus 0-1 
 6. Valga 0-2 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 3-0 
 2. Barons kvartals 2-0 
 3. Nevezis 0-1 
 4. Sakalai 0-1 
 5. Tarvas 0-1 
 6. Tln Kalev 0-2 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-0 
 2. Valmiera 1-0 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 0-0 
 4. LSU-Baltai 0-1 
 5. Parnu 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 12: Juventus - Lietkabelis 79-95
Oct. 15: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 64-81
Oct. 16: Rudupis - Barons kvartals
Oct. 16: LSU-Baltai - Valmiera
Oct. 16: Juventus - Jelgava
Oct. 16: Ventspils - Siauliai
Oct. 16: Valga - Tartu Ulikool
Oct. 16: Nevezis - Sakalai
Oct. 16: Liepaja - Lietkabelis
Oct. 17: TTU - Barsy Atyrau


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksey ADEDIRAN
  Valga
  (204-C-82)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Adediran, Valga22.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev20.0 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 4. Bergmanis, Barons18.5 
 5. Milaknis, Rudupis18.3 
 6. Leppik, TU/Rock17.5 
 7. Matyukevych, Bars.16.7 
 8. Fredrick, Barsy A.15.7 
 9. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.0 
 10. Metra, Barons k.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.13.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev12.5 
 3. Adediran, Valga11.5 
 4. Chamberlain, Jelga.10.0 
 5. Gulbis, Barons k.8.0 
 6. Rozitis, Barons k.8.0 
 7. Valeika, Rudupis8.0 
 8. Vene, Rudupis7.3 
 9. Dimsa, TU/Rock6.5 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja6.5 
 2. Oja, Valga6.0 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 4. Silavs, Jelgava5.0 
 5. Janavicius, Rudupis4.3 
 6. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.7 
 7. Fredrick, Barsy A.3.7 
 8. Kriisa, TU/Rock3.5 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis3.3 
 10. Laane, Rapla3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Keith CHAMBERLAIN
  Jelgava
  (204-F/C-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Chamberlain, Jelga.3.5 
 2. Mizis, Jelgava3.5 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock3.5 
 4. Jakovics, Liepaja3.0 
 5. Petersonig, Valga2.5 
 6. Laane, Rapla2.5 
 7. Saage, TU/Rock2.5 
 8. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 9. Metra, Barons k.2.0 
 10. Jarvelainen, Valga2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.1.7 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.5 
 3. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.5 
 4. Bricis, Liepaja1.5 
 5. Nelyubov, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla1.0 
 7. Pastusena, Liepaja1.0 
 8. Zelionis, Barsy A.0.7 
 9. Korshunov, Barsy A.0.7 
 10. Evstigneev, Barsy0.7 



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  BELARUS   


Tsmoki-Minsk lost the second straight game - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk lost the second straight game in VTB League. The Champion from Belarus was beaten by Nizhny Novgorod 66:93 in the capital.
BC Nizhny Novgorod led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Tsmoki-Minsk's 36. They outrebounded Tsmoki-Minsk 44-28 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds. Obie Trotter (188-PG-84, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama A&M) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) replied with 17 points and Pavel Ulyanko (204-F-79) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tsmoki-Minsk.
BC Nizhny Novgorod keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending Belarusian champion Tsmoki-Minsk still closes the standings with two games lost. BC Nizhny Novgorod will face Lokomotiv in Kuban in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tsmoki-Minsk will face also Lokomotiv, but two days earlier.



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. St-Niklase 4-1 
 2. Kangor.-Boom 4-1 
 3. Excelsior 4-1 
 4. Houthalen 4-1 
 5. Waregem 4-2 
 6. Sint-Jan Ant. 4-2 
 7. Gent Dragons 4-2 
 8. Sprimont 3-3 
 9. Oudenaarde 2-3 
 10. CEP Fleurus 2-3 
 11. M.Hainaut II 2-4 
 12. Essor Charleroi 1-3 
 13. Gembo BBC 1-4 
 14. Tongeren 1-5 
 15. Giants II 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 15: Tongeren - Houthalen 93-106
Oct. 12: Point Chaud - St-Niklase 81-65
Oct. 13: Sint-Jan Ant. - Gembo BBC 78-81
Oct. 13: Gent Dragons - CEP Fleurus 75-73
Oct. 14: Excelsior - Kangor.-Boom 62-70
Oct. 14: Giants II - M.Hainaut II 54-89
Oct. 13: Waregem - Tongeren 101-76
Oct. 14: Oudenaarde - Essor Charleroi


Division II - Round Six - by Bert Larsimont

Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. Belfius Mons Hainaut II: 54-89

These two teams also involved in the BDL-Belgian Development League have already shown some abilities to challenge the top clubs in Division II (see BDL rosters of Mons here and of Antwerp here). Nevertheless, the visitors of Belfius Mons Hainaut II were very superior to their hosts of Port of Antwerp Giants II on Round 6 of the Division II competition. Led by Lorenzo Giancaterino (190-F/G-90, 36 points) and Loic Schwartz (198-G/F-92, 18 points) who also played for the A-team of Belfius Mons Hainaut in Ethias League this weekend, the visitors gave no chance to the Giants where Dennis Donkor (194-G/F-91) played well despite not being as impressive as in previous games.
Score at the half: 26-41
Best scorers:
Giants II: P. Peeters 3, A. Rojas Palma 7, M. Van Steenwinkel 3, D. Donkor 14, D. Marchant 7, R. Bogaerts 4, M. Rademakers 10, Ya. Schoepen 6.
Mons Hainaut II: D. Walasiak 2, M. Pretto 2, B. Moury 2, L. Giancaterino 36, E. Lecomte 10, L. Schwartz 18, M. Renard 9, A. Gorgemans 6, K. Tumba 4.

Excelsior Brussels vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 62-70

Great win away for the Kangoeroes of Head Coach Tom Poppe on Sunday afternoon. Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, college: Oakland) did not play for Kangoeroes Boom. This is the second loss for Excelsior Brussels (both losses at home) in the regular 2012-13 season.
Score at the half: 24-36
Best scorers:
Excelsior: X. Collette 5, M. Depuydt 4, J. Van Haevermaet 5, G. De Pooter 11, L. Maesfrancx 14, S. Pelle 12, S. Semijejero 11.
Kangoeroes: S. Hemeleers 3, W. Dobbelaere 17, D. Souveryns 14, W. Van Schil 15, K. De Wit 4, M. Gorremans 11, D. Dhaens 6.

BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B): 91-73

With this additional win, the Haantjes have just recorded three succesful games in a row. Gunnar Delepeleire (179-PG-88) is back in action for the Haantjes (after two weeks in Central America for professional reasons). Also to be noted: Essor's young talents (also in double affiliation with Belgacom Spirou) Yann Siegwarth (184-PG-93) and Jimmy Stas (184-PG-93) have played with Spirou at RBC VOO Verviers Pepinster in Ethias League last Saturday.

Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. BasKet Tongeren: 101-76

Nice reaction of the home team after the losses of the last two weeks. BS Waregem's coach Sven Declercq could count on his big men as well as his forwards to play very well in offense. The hosts outrebounded their visitors in an impressive way: Stan Naudts (195-F-86) had 12 rebounds, Bart Willy Samaey (199-C-87) grabbed 8 rebounds and Ahmet Gueye (203-C/F-82, college: Hawaii) had 8 boards for Waregem. Only Jean Delva (197-F/G-87, 15 points) seemed to be willing to challenge the hosts. The Foucart brothers also had a good game: Olivier had 8 assists and scored 20 points while Thomas had 14 points.
Score evolution: 24-14, 49-33, 70-56 and 101-76.
Best scorers:
BS Waregem: S. Naudts 15, O. Foucart 20, A. Steinbach 17, B. Samaey 11, A. Gueye 13, T. Foucart 14, De Lepeleire 5, Loontiens 6.
Tongeren: J. Van Hoecke 3, M. Hendrix 4, H. Doukmani 14, J. Delva 15, P. Pipeleers 8, H. Baert 11, D. Dillen 4, J. Moonen 11, B. Vinckensteyn 2, J. Eskens 4.

Gent Dragons vs. CEP Fleurus: 75-73

The Dragons led by Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) in offense had a hard time against their visitors of CEP Fleurus with a very efficient Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex). It will most probably be the last game played by Dutch guard Mitchel Kouwijzer (190-G-87, agency: Court Side) for CEP Fleurus. He decided to leave the team for personal reasons and due to other prerogatives (professional and private). The Dragons, although stronger at the rebound, missed a lot of free-throws (10/19) and three-point attempts. The home team nevertheless managed to win on the buzzer.
Score at the half: 37-29
Best scorers:
Dragons: B. Heinle 6, R. Spaens 15, F. Lait 5, T. Van De Vondel 24, M. Van Gelder 12, L. Enobakhare 11, C. Tshimuanga 2.
CEP: A. Marion 2, C. Manzanza 4, L. Pourtoit 11, T. Bauwens 14, L. Hazard 6, S. Muric 9, C. Ilongo 27.

Sint-Jan Antwerp vs. Gembo BBC: 78-81

Warding off bad luck, Gembo BBC created the surprise of Division II Round 6 by defeating Sint-Jan at the Arenahal in Deurne. Despite a strong start (4-19 and 31-47), Gembo BBC could not avoid a nice comeback by the Jantjes (54-56) with Naim El Kounchar (191-G-94) and Ashley Druwez (192-G/F-89) as scorers. Mainly thanks to great shots by Domien Loubry (186-G-85), great percentage from the free-throw line by Nick Celis (194-G-88) and clutch plays by Anthony Goetgeluck (182-G-92), Gembo BBC of Head Coach Stefan Sappenberghs kept the lead until the final buzzer. See free video highlights on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plktfb7npgw&feature=youtu.be
Score at the half: 26-40
Best scorers:
Sint-Jan: B. Hartshorne 10, V. Verbeeck 7, B. Raes 2, N. El Kounchar 14, A. Druwez 14, S. Geukens 22, M. Brown 2, Anthonis 7.
Gembo: D. Loubry 11, N. Celis 28, A. Goetgeluck 6, Van Aken 12, Lemaire 4, Jansen 2, Desiron 8, Van Rillaer 8.

Point Chaud Sprimont vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 81-65

The loss by 16 points by the Condors of Head Coach Steve Ibens is one more evidence that going to Sprimont on a Friday night (game scheduled at 21:00) is really tough. The Condors were undefeated before being hosted by Point Chaud Sprimont. The local team won this important game against another candidate for the play-offs. Let's not forget that Point Chaud Sprimont, a team with only Belgian players, surprised many observers last spring after qualifying for the 2012 Division II play-offs.
Best scorers:
Sprimont: F. Manset 12, F. Delsaute 8, J.-B. Thome 10, G. Vrancken 7, F. Forthomme 8, J. Flagothier 15, G. Hertay 13, R. Delhaye 3, G. Donnay 5.
Condors: N/A



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  BERMUDAS   


BBA Season tips off - by Eurobasket News

The Bermuda Basketball Season has just started. The season openers were played at the Sommersfield Academy Gym. The season started with two games.
The Warwick Rim Rockers shot down the Southampton Titans 84:50. Chris Crumpler (83) posted 19 points to lead the winners. Dave Middleton contributed 18 points for the Rim Rockers. Reginald Tolosa answered with 18 points for the Titans.
The Paget Bear Cats held off the Hamilton Tsunami 60:46. Kieren Dill nailed 29 points to pace the Bear Cats. Kevin Stevens nailed 15 points, while Shawn Brown netted 10 points in the loss.



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  BOTSWANA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Spartans 15-1 
 2. Troopers 15-6 
 3. Flames 13-4 
 4. Cadets 11-8 
 5. Police 10-7 
 6. BDF V 7-11 
 7. Dolphins 4-3 
 8. Splinters 4-12 
 9. Bullets 4-16 
 10. Saints 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 25

Oct. 13: Spartans - BDF V 91-78
Oct. 13: Cadets - Bullets 87-53
Oct. 13: Troopers - Bullets 80-54

Regular Season: Round 26

Oct. 17: Dolphins - BDF V
Oct. 19: Saints - Spartans
Oct. 20: Flames - Splinters
Oct. 20: Splinters - Police
Oct. 20: Flames - Police
Oct. 20: Cadets - BDF V
Oct. 20: Saints - Dolphins



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  BRAZIL   


Sao Jose/Vinac earn second straight win over Vivo/Franca - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose/Vinac celebrated the second straight win over Vivo/Franca in the quarterfinal series 87:72. Dede Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) fired 24 points to lead the hosts as they appeared one step away from the semifinals. The teams stayed close throughout the first half. Sao Jose/Vinac registered a 19:17 lead at the first break. The hosts boosted the margin in the second quarter. They ensured a 39:33 halftime advantage. Vivo/Franca cut the margin in the third term. They got within 3 points at the final intermission 54:57. But Sao Jose/Vinac unleashed 30 points in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Andre Laws (186-G-80, college: San Diego) netted 17 points, while Jefferson Antonio (207-F/C-83) had 14 points in the winning effort. Caue Borges dos Santos (180-G-91) answered with 17 points for Vivo/Franca. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) chipped in 16 points in the loss.


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  CHILE   


Dimayor: Round 7 & 8 - by Daniel Valencia

San Luis was the big winner of the weekend after sunday night victory against Liceo Mixto. That was the first defeat of the season for the leader. San Fernando had two victories against Quilicura and they are now at the first place with a 7-1 record. These are the complete results for round 7 and 8.

Round 7

Duoc 68 - CD Universidad Catolica 67
Uc: Jeff Fahnbulleh 24 pts. Eric Tramiel 18 pts.

Liceo Mixto 80 - San Luis 74

Lic: Jonathon Avery 19 pts. Patricio Briones 18 pts.
San: Dominique Holmes 29 pts. Jessan Gray 10 pts.

Quilicura 69 - San Fernando 102
Qui: Chucky Frierson 28 pts. Tim Jones 10 pts.
Fer: Keneth Jones 26 pts. Allan Sheppard 23 pts.

Universidad de Concepcion 94 - Instituto Virgio Gomez 61
Ucon: Terrel Taylor 21 pts. Evandro Arteaga 18 pts.
Vir: Antonio Davis 16 pts. Sharmani Spears 12 pts.

Round 8

CD Universidad Catolica 77 - DUOC 63
Uc: Jeff Fahnbulleh 25 pts. Eric Tramiel 19 pts.
Duoc: Valentin Cabello 19 pts. Pablo Pinto 16 pts.

San Luis 75 - CD Liceo Mixto 69
San: Dominique Holmes 24 pts. Jessan Gray 16 pts.
Lic: Patricio Briones 17 pts. Claudio Gallardo 15 pts.

San Fernando 106 - Quilicura 75
Fer: Keneth Jones 25 pts. Allan Sheppard 22 pts.
Qui: Chucky Frierson 25 pts. Tim Jones 15 pts.

Instituto Virginio Gomez 74 - CD Universidad de Concepcion 95
Vir: Antonio Davis 25 pts. Sharmani Spears 15 pts.
Ucon: Terrel Taylor 26 pts. Evandro Arteaga 23 pts.




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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

Copa Federacion Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Cafeteros 0-0 
 2. Guerreros 0-0 
 3. Once Caldas 0-0 
 4. Patriotas 0-0 
Group B
 1. Bucaros 0-0 
 2. Choco 0-0 
 3. Hormigueros 0-0 
 4. Islanders 0-0 
Places 9-10
 1. Arrieros 0-0 
 2. Bayside 0-0 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 2

Oct. 13: Once Caldas - Cafeteros 93-91
Oct. 12: Guerreros - Patriotas 93-78
Oct. 12: Once Caldas - Cafeteros 84-87
Oct. 13: Islanders - Choco 76-65
Oct. 12: Bucaros - Hormigueros 74-56
Oct. 12: Islanders - Choco 106-95
Oct. 13: Guerreros - Patriotas 103-71
Oct. 13: Bucaros - Hormigueros 103-68

Second Stage: Round 3

Oct. 15: Patriotas - Once Caldas
Oct. 15: Cafeteros - Guerreros
Oct. 15: Arrieros - Bucaros
Oct. 15: Hormigueros - Islanders
Oct. 15: Bayside - Choco
Oct. 16: Patriotas - Once Caldas
Oct. 16: Cafeteros - Guerreros
Oct. 16: Arrieros - Bucaros
Oct. 16: Hormigueros - Islanders
Oct. 16: Bayside - Choco



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Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Group Center
 1. Bosco 0-0 
 2. Dubrava 0-0 
 3. Gorica 0-0 
 4. Hermes Anal. 0-0 
 5. Kaptol 0-0 
 6. Maksimir 0-0 
 7. Mladost Z.(C) 0-0 
 8. Rudes 0-0 
 9. Samobor 0-0 
 10. Sanac Karl. 0-0 
 11. Sus.-Moslavina 0-0 
 12. Zrinjevac 0-0 
Group East
 1. Belisce 0-0 
 2. Meteor D. 0-0 
 3. Olimp Inspekt 0-0 
 4. Pozega 0-0 
 5. Vinkovci 0-0 
 6. Virovitica 0-0 
 7. Vrijednosnice 0-0 
 8. Vukovar 0-0 
 9. Zupanja 0-0 
Group North
 1. Bjelovar 0-0 
 2. Cakovec 0-0 
 3. Graficar 0-0 
 4. Ivancica 0-0 
 5. Koprivnica 0-0 
 6. Medjimurje C. 0-0 
 7. Mladost D.(N) 0-0 
 8. Petar Zrinski 0-0 
 9. Podravac Virje 0-0 
 10. Radnik 0-0 
 11. Rudar-Cimper 0-0 
 12. Vindija V. 0-0 
Group South
 1. Cetina 0-0 
 2. DOSK 0-0 
 3. GKK Sibenik 0-0 
 4. Jazine 0-0 
 5. Kastela 0-0 
 6. Metkovic 0-0 
 7. Omis Galeb 0-0 
 8. Policnik 0-0 
 9. Puntamika 0-0 
 10. Solin 0-0 
 11. Sukosan 0-0 
 12. Trogir 0-0 
Group West
 1. Crikvenica 0-0 
 2. Ghia Staff 0-0 
 3. Kastav 0-0 
 4. Otocac 0-0 
 5. Pula 1981 0-0 
 6. Rovinj 0-0 
 7. Skrljevo 0-0 
 8. Stoja Pula 0-0 
 9. Ucka 0-0 
 10. Zamet 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 2

Center

Oct. 20: Hermes Anal. - Sanac Karl.
Oct. 20: Dubrava - Zrinjevac
Oct. 20: Samobor - Gorica
Oct. 20: Kaptol - Bosco
Oct. 20: Rudes - Sus.-Moslavina
Oct. 20: Maksimir - Mladost Z.(C)

South

Oct. 20: DOSK - Policnik
Oct. 20: Omis Galeb - GKK Sibenik
Oct. 20: Jazine - Sukosan
Oct. 20: Metkovic - Kastela
Oct. 20: Solin - Trogir
Oct. 20: Cetina - Puntamika

West

Oct. 20: Zamet - Ghia Staff
Oct. 20: Skrljevo - Rovinj
Oct. 20: Crikvenica - Stoja Pula
Oct. 20: Pula 1981 - Kastav
Oct. 20: Otocac - Ucka



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Apollon signs Jason Detrick, ex Forca Lleida - by Eurobasket News

Pizza Express Apollon Limassol (Division A) signed 32-year old Austrian international small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, college: Oklahoma, agency: Three Eye Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Detrick played last season at Forca Lleida in Spanish LEB Gold. In 38 LEB Gold games last year he had 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and named to 3rd Team.
His team was regular season runner-up in Austrian A Bundesliga in 2005 and 2007.
Detrick has been a member of Austrian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2012. He also represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 14.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 84.4%.
Detrick is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Hungary (Atomeromu), Spain (CB Canarias, Melilla Baloncesto and Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC) and Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart and Furstenfeld Panthers).
Detrick attended The University of Oklahoma until 2004 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Ladislav Horak and Stefan Licartovsky are the Newest Members of SLUNETA Usti nad Labem - by Surujh Roopnarine

This past weekend marked the debuts of 6-9 forward/center Ladislav Horak (205-F/C-86) and 6-5 small forward Stefan Licartovsky (196-F-84) with their new club SLUNETA Usti nad Labem.
Horak, 26, arrived from Turi Svitavy where he left after the beginning of the season due to suspected financial troubles.
He spent the last two seasons in Svitavy, averaging 10.4 points and 4.9 rebounds last year while shooting 49.4% from the field.
His best season was in 2010-11 where he finished fourth in the NBL in scoring with a 14.7ppg average in 25 games.
Stefan Licartovsky, 28, is a former Czech national Tem representative who spent last season split between Eco Orebro in Sweden and BC Kolin. In 15 games for Decin he averaged 7.9 points and 3.2 rebounds while connecting on 40.0% from three-point distance.
Both players made their season debuts with Usti nad Labem during Saturdays 80-91 defeat against Kolin.
Horak played 26 minutes, scoring 12 points on 4-8 shooting while Licartovsky tallied 13 points on 5-9 from the field.



CEZ Nymburk Make First Major Move of the Season by Signing Radoslav Rancik - by Surujh Roopnarine

According to www.nbl.cz a familiar face will be back in Nymburk this week. The club has agreed to terms with Slovak National Team big man and ex-Nymburk star Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79, college: St.Cloud St.). The move comes in conjunction with the club releasing shooting guard Aubrey Coleman (193-G-87, college: Houston) who appeared in two NBL games and one VTB United League contest so far this season. The signing of Rancik fortifies a frontcourt that had been manned up to this point mostly by Petr Benda and Andrew Naymick. Rancik, 33, began this season with Inter Bratislava, appearing in two contests in the Extraliga averaging 23.5 points and 8.0 rebounds.
A seasoned veteran Rancik spent last season in Ukraine with Azovmash where he competed in Eurocup, VTB and domestic competitions, the same trifecta which Nymburk will partake this season. During his storied career Rancik, who graduated from Cloud State (NCAA2) more than 10-years ago, has played in France, Turkey, Italy and Ukraine in addition to his time in Czech Republic. It was during his three-season stint in Nymburk that he developed into one of the more dominant players in the Mattoni NBL.
A three-time Champion with Nymburk, Rancik was an All-Star, Player of the Year (2007), Bosman Player of the Year (2006) and MVP (2008). His finest season arguably came in 2007-08 when he led the NBL in scoring (18.3ppg), while shooting 58.2% on two-point field goals and an impressive 45.1% from three.
Aubrey Coleman had mixed results during his short time with Nymburk, not playing much, or effectively in two NBL games, while scoring a team-high 20 points against BC Nizhny Novgorod in VTB play, but in an embarrassing 66-82 loss and on 5-16 shooting.



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Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Koge BK - Aarhus BF 88-68
Oct. 13: Amager BK - Haderslev 85-74
Oct. 13: Glostrup - Lemvig 74-90
Oct. 13: BMS Skovlunde - Virum 71-45
Oct. 15: ALBA - Stevnsgade 62-72
Oct. 14: Jonstrup - Falcon 54-99

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 20: Aarhus BF - Jonstrup
Oct. 20: Stevnsgade - BMS Skovlunde
Oct. 20: Falcon - ALBA
Oct. 20: Virum - Koge BK
Oct. 20: Lemvig - Haderslev
Oct. 20: Amager BK - Glostrup


Randy Dezouvre claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Randy Dezouvre (195-F/G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Aarhus BC and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 25-year old swingman had a double-double of 29 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Randers (#10, 0-5), the league's bottom-ranked team 97-90. Aarhus BC maintains the 6th position in Danish Ligaen. Aarhus BC 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 3-3 record. In the team's last game Dezouvre had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Aarhus BC's top player in his first season with the team. Iona College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dezouvre leads league in rebounds with 10.8rpg. Dezouvre

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American forward Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. Colas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Randers lost that game 90-97 to the higher-ranked Aarhus BC (#6, 3-3). Randers are still at the very bottom. 5 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Colas is a newcomer at Randers 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 international guard Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC (#5). Jukic scored 18 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Horsens IC, leading his team to a 79-65 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Aarhus BC (#6, 3-3). Horsens IC 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. Jukic has a great season in Denmark. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.0rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chad Tomko (180-PG-89) of Bakken - 34 points and 7 rebounds
5. Keane Thomann (211-C-89) of Horsens IC - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Axel Karason (194-SF-83) of Vaerlose - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 18 points and 7 assists
8. Frederik Rungby (199-F-93) of Horsens IC - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Caleb Walker (193-G-89) of Naestved - 18 points and 10 rebounds
10. Ryan Willen (204-F/C-89) of Aalborg - 13 points, 8 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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Weekend games results - by Jaime Arevalo

On the last saturday, ExSal defeated Roll Royce 73-63 keeping teh fourth pace in the table. With 25 pts, Eduardo Escalante (G-93) was the best at the winning side, Martin Ignacio Ramos (170-PG-92) added 15 and Cesar Gonzalez (G-94) 11. In Roll Royce, Leonardo Hernandez (G-94) scored 27 points keeping the game high, Kevin Gutierrez added 13 and Cesar Chavez 11.
In the following game of the day, UTEC destroyed Leones, 84-68 thaks to a very good start (the two first quarters ended 20-11 and 21-13, respectively. The comeback of Leones during the second half was unsuccesful. The game best performers were Julio Mancia (202-C-80), with 35 pts, and Jorge Loucel (186-F-90), with 12 at the winning side, and Roberto Gomez (185-G-87) and Nestor Montalvo (G) (162-G), with 16 points apiece, in Leones.



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Barsy Atyrau register first victory in Baltic League season - by Eurobasket News

Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 64:81

Barsy Atyrau celebrated the first win in the Baltic League season. The Kazakh team outscored Rapla at the Sadolin Sports Hall to improve at 1-2 record. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) nailed 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the visitors. Rapla fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Barsy started the game strong. They ensured a 25:12 lead after ten minutes. The Kazakh team secured a 43:30 halftime advantage. Rapla turned things around in the third term. The home side cut the deficit to a single point at the final break 52:53. However Barsy went on a massive 28:12 run in the final period and secured the victory at the end. Dmitro Antonets (198-F-88) finished with 17 points, while Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) had 11 points in the win. Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) answered with 12 points for Rapla. Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) and Indrek Kajupank (200-F-88) provided 11 points each in the loss.

Rapla: Rait-Riivo Laane 12, Raido Ringmets 11, Indrek Kajupank 11
Barsy Atyrau: Vadim Matyukevych 19+14 boards, Dmitro Antonets 17, Edgaras Zelionis 11



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anton GAVEL
  SVK
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Gavel, SVK25.9 
 2. Teletovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Davis, AZE22.7 
 4. Gortat, POL21.1 
 5. Jerebko, SWE20.3 
 6. Koponen, FIN19.9 
 7. Casspi, ISR19.5 
 8. Stefansson, ISL18.5 
 9. Markoishvili, GEO18.0 
 10. Haciyeva, AZE17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  AZE
  (200-PF-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Haciyeva, AZE12.5 
 2. Gortat, POL11.6 
 3. Shima, ALB9.6 
 4. Baeringsson, ISL9.2 
 5. King, CYP9.1 
 6. Sanikidze, GEO9.1 
 7. Hysenagolli, ALB8.3 
 8. Smeulders, NED8.3 
 9. Simmons, BUL8.3 
 10. Talts, EST8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zack WRIGHT
  USA
  (195-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Wright, BIH7.4 
 2. Kudrautsau, BLR5.6 
 3. Jansen, NED5.3 
 4. Ohayon, ISR5.3 
 5. Tsintsadze, GEO5.1 
 6. Gavel, SVK5.1 
 7. Massamba, SWE5.0 
 8. Preldzic, TUR5.0 
 9. Fernandes, POR4.9 
 10. Teodosic, SRB4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Manuchar MARKOISHVILI
  GEO
  (196-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Markoishvili, GEO2.9 
 2. Davis, AZE2.7 
 3. Jones, LUX2.6 
 4. Wright, BIH2.5 
 5. Dasic, MNT2.5 
 6. Hanga, HUN2.3 
 7. Razis, CYP2.3 
 8. Tsintsadze, GEO2.3 
 9. Kotti, FIN2.0 
 10. Bashak, AZE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  UKR
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kravtsov, UKR2.5 
 2. Gortat, POL2.3 
 3. Cusin, ITA1.6 
 4. Rindin, AZE1.5 
 5. Erden, TUR1.5 
 6. Tyus, ISR1.4 
 7. Berzins, LAT1.4 
 8. Varbanov, BUL1.4 
 9. Parakhouski, BLR1.3 
 10. Simmons, BUL1.3 



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Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  (208-F/C-94)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Saric, CRO25.6 
 2. Rebec, SLO18.6 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL16.7 
 4. Jaiteh, FRA16.6 
 5. Agravanis, GRE16.4 
 6. Larsen, DEN15.7 
 7. Tessitori, ITA15.3 
 8. Hrovat, SLO15.3 
 9. Brzoja, CRO15.0 
 10. Sipahi, TUR14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhammadou JAITEH
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jaiteh, FRA11.6 
 2. Saric, CRO10.1 
 3. Kulagin, RUS8.5 
 4. Krestininas, LTU8.3 
 5. Jankovic, SRB8.2 
 6. Larsen, DEN8.2 
 7. Agravanis, GRE7.5 
 8. Diop, ESP7.2 
 9. Chassang, FRA7.1 
 10. Gromovs, LAT6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Karamfilov, BUL5.7 
 2. Rebec, SLO5.5 
 3. Sipahi, TUR5.3 
 4. Radicevic, SRB5.1 
 5. Annaev, RUS4.6 
 6. Perez, ESP4.1 
 7. Imbro, ITA3.6 
 8. Saric, CRO3.3 
 9. Mavra, CRO3.2 
 10. Diaz, ESP3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  (196-G-94)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hrovat, SLO2.7 
 2. Mustapic, CRO2.6 
 3. Karamfilov, BUL2.4 
 4. Brzoja, CRO2.3 
 5. Annaev, RUS2.1 
 6. Imbro, ITA2.1 
 7. Karamalegkos, GRE1.9 
 8. Vezenkov, BUL1.9 
 9. Boyarkin, UKR1.8 
 10. Saric, CRO1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Amedeo TESSITORI
  (204-PF-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tessitori, ITA2.3 
 2. Gromovs, LAT2.2 
 3. Diop, ESP2.0 
 4. Agravanis, GRE1.8 
 5. Chassang, FRA1.6 
 6. Saric, CRO1.6 
 7. Kanygin, RUS1.4 
 8. Zagreba, UKR1.4 
 9. Krestininas, LTU1.2 
 10. Saiz, ESP1.1 


Stats Leader

Points Per Game
 Jo HOESER
  (193-PF-94)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Hoeser, LUX22.8 
 2. Koulechov, ISR19.8 
 3. Nurkic, BIH19.4 
 4. Burjanadze, GEO17.6 
 5. Hermannsson, ISL17.3 
 6. Perl, HUN17.3 
 7. Nelson, ENG16.7 
 8. Ausprunk, CZE16.6 
 9. Schilder, NED16.5 
 10. Lehtoranta, FIN16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (212-C-94)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Nurkic, BIH13.3 
 2. Poltl, AUT12.8 
 3. Brodziansky, SVK11.5 
 4. Burjanadze, GEO11.4 
 5. Okoroh, ENG10.8 
 6. Lepovic, NOR10.1 
 7. Spires, SWE9.6 
 8. Wolff, LUX9.3 
 9. Ausprunk, CZE9.0 
 10. Koulechov, ISR7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Radovan KOURIL
  CZE
  (180-PG-95)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kouril, CZE8.0 
 2. Vrbica, MNT6.6 
 3. Sharon, ISR4.7 
 4. Saare, EST4.5 
 5. Melcher, LUX4.0 
 6. Mattila, FIN3.8 
 7. Vrabac, BIH3.5 
 8. Mikeladze, GEO3.5 
 9. Nelson, ENG3.4 
 10. Valsson, ISL3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Egor KOULECHOV
  RUS
  (194-SF-94)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Koulechov, ISR2.6 
 2. Hoeser, LUX2.2 
 3. Valsson, ISL2.2 
 4. Saare, EST2.1 
 5. Melcher, LUX2.0 
 6. Varadi, HUN2.0 
 7. Graham, ENG2.0 
 8. Andjelkovic, SUI2.0 
 9. Mattila, FIN2.0 
 10. McGilvray, SCO1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  NED
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Kok, NED3.1 
 2. Brodziansky, SVK3.0 
 3. Okoroh, ENG2.7 
 4. Nurkic, BIH2.3 
 5. Poltl, AUT1.9 
 6. Spires, SWE1.9 
 7. Rajala, FIN1.6 
 8. Bliznets, BLR1.6 
 9. Ausprunk, CZE1.3 
 10. Goloman, HUN1.2 



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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Le Havre - Nanterre 90-79
Oct. 13: Paris-Levallois - Le Mans 88-87
Oct. 12: ASVEL - Boulazac 80-73
Oct. 14: Poitiers - Chalon 79-83
Oct. 12: Orleans - Cholet 78-84
Oct. 15: Limoges - Strasbourg 62-70
Oct. 13: Nancy - Roanne 58-45
Oct. 13: Dijon - Gravelines 54-72

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 20: Chalon - Nancy
Oct. 20: Le Mans - Orleans
Oct. 20: Boulazac - Poitiers
Oct. 19: Strasbourg - Dijon
Oct. 20: Cholet - Le Havre
Oct. 19: Roanne - Paris-Levallois
Oct. 20: Nanterre - ASVEL
Oct. 20: Gravelines - Limoges


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 23
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.23.0 
 2. Smith, Poitiers21.5 
 3. Diot, Paris-Levall.21.5 
 4. King, Le Havre21.0 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers19.0 
 6. Monroe, Boulazac18.5 
 7. Williams, Paris-.16.5 
 8. Lighty, Nanterre16.5 
 9. Greer, Strasbourg16.5 
 10. Moldoveanu, Le H.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uche NSONWU-AMADI
  AS.
  (208-F/C-78)
  Avg: 12
 1. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.12.0 
 2. Green, Orleans10.0 
 3. Monroe, Boulazac9.5 
 4. Collins, Roanne9.5 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers9.0 
 6. Akpomedah, Grave.8.5 
 7. May, Paris-Levallo.7.5 
 8. Williams, Chalon7.5 
 9. Brown, Le Havre7.5 
 10. Passave-D., Nant.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Le.
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.9.5 
 2. King, Le Havre8.5 
 3. Diot, Paris-Levall.7.5 
 4. Schilb, Chalon7.0 
 5. Pellin, Orleans6.5 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg6.0 
 7. Thompson, Le Havre6.0 
 8. Everett, Cholet5.0 
 9. Campbell, Dijon5.0 
 10. Sy, AS.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Brad WANAMAKER
  Limoges
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wanamaker, Limoges3.5 
 2. Linehan, Nancy3.0 
 3. Williams, Paris-.3.0 
 4. Eldridge, Boulazac3.0 
 5. Jomby, Cholet3.0 
 6. Melody, Dijon2.5 
 7. Schilb, Chalon2.5 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers2.5 
 9. Diabate, Nancy2.5 
 10. King, Le Havre2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Amara SY
  AS.
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sy, AS.2.5 
 2. Fofana, Le Havre2.0 
 3. Sylla, Nancy1.5 
 4. Williams, Chalon1.5 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers1.5 
 6. Vebobe, Cholet1.5 
 7. King, Nancy1.5 
 8. Camara, Gravelines1.0 
 9. Samnick, Roanne1.0 
 10. Akpomedah, Grave.1.0 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Blois 3-0 
 2. Cognac 3-0 
 3. Orchy 3-0 
 4. Souffel 3-0 
 5. Angers BC 49 2-1 
 6. Quimper 2-1 
 7. St Chamond 2-1 
 8. Monaco 2-1 
 9. Vichy 2-2 
 10. Rueil 1-2 
 11. Challans 1-3 
 12. Chartres 1-3 
 13. La Rochelle 1-3 
 14. Rennes 1-3 
 15. Lievin 0-0 
 16. Roche 0-0 
 17. CFBB 0-3 
 18. Sorgues 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Souffel - CFBB 95-53
Oct. 14: St Chamond - La Rochelle 92-78
Oct. 13: Challans - Rueil 92-74
Oct. 13: Orchy - Rennes 88-74
Oct. 13: Blois - Sorgues 87-70
Oct. 13: Cognac - Vichy 69-55
Oct. 13: Monaco - Chartres 64-60
Oct. 14: Angers BC 49 - Roche
Oct. 14: Quimper - Lievin


ProA: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in ProA.

Limoges - Strasbourg 62-70
The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 19-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Limoges CSP Elite helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) scored 10 points. Limoges CSP Elite's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Limoges: N.Boungou Colo 18+9reb, B.Wanamaker 10+3reb+3ast, J.Gomis 10+1reb+3ast, K.McAlarney 6+1ast, J.Mipoka 5+4reb+1ast, R.Desroses 4+1reb+1ast
Strasbourg: R.Greer 17+8reb+6ast, L.Campbell 13+3reb+5ast, A.Ajinca 12+2reb, G.Fitch 10+6reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 9+4reb+1ast, A.Toupane 4
gschID: 178858


Poitiers - Chalon 79-83
The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 22-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. Guard Anthony Smith (196-86, college: Liberty) produced 24 points and forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) added 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Smith 24+3reb+2ast, A.Nivins 19+7reb+2ast, L.Kante 13+1ast, J.Gray 6+1reb+6ast, P.Guillard 6+6reb+2ast, A.Dobbins 5+8reb+4ast
Chalon: S.Williams 17+9reb, S.Tchicamboud 14+5reb+6ast, B.Schilb 13+5reb+9ast, J.Lauvergne 10+4reb+1ast, B.Rush 7+2reb+1ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 6+4reb
gschID: 178854


Le Havre - Nanterre 90-79
The game was mostly controlled by STB Le Havre. JSF Nanterre managed to win fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. STB Le Havre dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to JSF Nanterre's 34 and made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) who scored 24 points and 7 assists. The other American import point guard D.J. Thompson (173-85, college: Appalachian St.) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Five STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. American swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and center Johan Passave-Ducteil (200-85) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. JSF Nanterre's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: J.Passave-Ducteil 18+9reb, D.Lighty 18+5reb+4ast, C.Warren 12+2reb+1ast, S.Brun 9+2reb+2ast, C.Oliver 9+4reb+1ast, X.Corosine 6+1reb+5ast
Le Havre: B.King 24+3reb+7ast, G.Brown 17+10reb, D.Thompson 16+6reb+9ast, M.Kouguere 12+6reb, V.Moldoveanu 11+3reb+1ast, B.Fofana 6+4reb
gschID: 178857


Paris-Levallois - Le Mans 88-87
The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 28-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Paris-Levallois looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who scored 24 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). International point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) chipped in 24 points and 6 assists. Swingman Pape Sy (201-88) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and U.S. Virgin Islands forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St.) added 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: P.Sy 19+5reb+1ast, C.Victor 16+4reb+2ast, C.Long 15+2ast, A.Koffi 10+4reb+2ast, J.Paulo Batista 9+4reb+1ast, D.Issa 9+8reb+3ast
Paris-Levallois: S.May 24+8reb+3ast, A.Diot 24+2reb+6ast, J.Williams 15, A.Albicy 15+1reb+9ast, J.Cox 5+5reb+4ast, M.N'Doye 3+1reb
gschID: 178856


Dijon - Gravelines 54-72
The game was mostly controlled by Gravelines-Dunkerque. JDA Dijon was better in second period 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding JDA Dijon to just 6 points in third and fourth quarters. Gravelines-Dunkerque forced 19 JDA Dijon turnovers. The former international Cyril Akpomedah (203-79) notched 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international Yannick Bokolo (188-85) supported him with 14 points. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 13 points and 9 rebounds by center Ferdinand Prenom (205-91) did not help to save the game for JDA Dijon. Forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Dijon: F.Prenom 13+9reb, J.Leloup 12+6reb+1ast, K.Tiggs 8+5reb+1ast, T.Campbell 7+4reb+5ast, Z.Moss 6+7reb+1ast, A.Harris 4+2reb
Gravelines: C.Akpomedah 14+7reb+2ast, Y.Bokolo 14+1reb+2ast, L.Vaty 8+5reb+1ast, O.Camara 8+7reb, D.Buycks 7+4reb+2ast, A.M'Baye 7+3reb
gschID: 178855


Nancy - Roanne 58-45
The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Sluc Nancy dominated on the defensive end, holding Chorale de Roanne to just 7 points in second quarter. The best player for the winners was naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) produced 13 points and American power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) added 4 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Roanne: W.Gradit 13+4reb+2ast, A.Voskuil 7, P.Amagou 6+4reb+2ast, R.Reid 5+7reb+1ast, C.Collins 4+9reb+1ast, M.Howard 4
Nancy: S.King 15+5reb+1ast, S.Diabate 12+6reb+4ast, J.Linehan 10+1reb+2ast, M.Sommerville 8+5reb+3ast, N.Pope 7+3reb, H.Toure 4+2reb
gschID: 178852


ASVEL - Boulazac 80-73
The best player for the winners was the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. American Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: D.Monroe 15+9reb+3ast, A.McKenzie 15+11reb+5ast, D.Harris 14+1reb+1ast, T.Dubiez 6+1ast, A.Kerckhof 5+1reb+2ast, O.Eldridge 5+6reb+1ast
ASVEL: E.Jackson 24+5reb, M.Thompson 16+3ast, A.Sy 11+7reb+3ast, P.Morlende 10+2reb+1ast, T.Abromaitis 7+2reb, G.Joseph 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 178853


Orleans - Cholet 78-84
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Entente Orleans 45 won third quarter 16-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. The former international forward Karim Souchu (198-79, college: Furman) chipped in 20 points. American forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) produced 14 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 16 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Orleans: J.Young 16+2reb+4ast, C.Green 14+8reb+3ast, B.Osby 13+5reb, M.Pellin 11+2reb+7ast, M.Lebrun 9+4reb+3ast, B.Greene 8+5reb+1ast
Cholet: K.Souchu 20+2reb+1ast, T.Everett 15+7reb+10ast, M.Goree 15+4reb+3ast, R.Jomby 9+2reb+3ast, L.Vebobe 8+4reb, C.Ona-Embo 7+3reb+1ast



Bing's double-double lands him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old Erroyl Bing (198-C/F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Maurienne and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 19 rebounds, while his team crushed Charleville (2-1) with 16-point margin 92-76. Maurienne is placed at 4th position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Maurienne will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Bing turned to be Maurienne's top player in his first season with the team. East Carolina University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bing leads league in rebounds with 14.7rpg. Bing is in league's top in and averages solid 55.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Corey Rouse (204-PF-84, agency: Court Side) of St Vallier. He is American forward in his first season at St Vallier. In the last game Rouse recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for St Vallier to edge Rouen (1-2) by 3 points 94-91. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Rouse is a newcomer at St Vallier and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jason Siggers (188-SG-85) of Lille (#7). Siggers got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Lille, leading his team to a 74-71 win against Hyeres-Toulon (#18, 0-3). Lille needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Siggers has a very solid season. In 3 games in France he scored 16.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) of Boulogne - 22 points and 11 rebounds
5. Julien Lesieu (201-C/F-83) of St Quentin - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Ignacio Ordin (183-PG-78) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84) of Maurienne - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of Evreux - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of Antibes - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen - 22 points and 10 rebounds

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



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  GEORGIA   


Success Is All About How Bad YOU Want It - by Nate Bowie

I start this blog by congratulating MIA Academy and Armia for making it to the championship game of the Duda Cup. Well deserve teams that played hard this past weekend. We lost to Armia in the game to go to the championship match. We battled and fought as hard as we can but didn't finish what we started. Me being a competitor and hating to lose I didn't say much on the ride back home to Rustavi, mad, and drenched in frustration from the lost on Sunday. Knowing that if we played just a little bit harder and focused just a little bit more than we would of been in that championship game. That short 20 minute ride home felt like 2 hours and gave me the time to think about what I didn't do to help the team succeed. Than I started to realize that people aren't the same, God didn't make everyone equal nor are their abilities alike. Some people want it just a little bit more than others.
A lot of people don't want success that bad they just kind of want it. My time from Portugal to Qatar now to The Republic of Georgia I have gave up a lot of things that I was use to. Gave up the life of late nights and partying. I figured if I'm going to be up late than I might as well be up doing something more productive, like pertaining to my career and basketball. Many days and nights I gave up sleep just to succeed, most people love to sleep more than being successful. They talk about how bad they want it but their actions speak different.
A quick story; a friend of mine name Richard Rivera who has been for about a few years now endorsed me with his apparel company 2DaHole. He flew me out to Rhode Island before I made my transition to The Republic of Georgia this season. He took me to his home and set me down and told me as well as showed me how to be successful. He didn't have a 5 story business building with big bright letters saying NIKE on the top. He pulled me aside and told me to follow him into this room that was at the back of his condo. Their layed many cabinets of fabric, material, signs, stictchings etc. He said "this is how I make my money, I have no big fancy production but I been doing this my way for 15 years. This is how to be successfull in your own way". He explained that he wanted me to see first hand how he made all his extra money and how his company was ran. I was impressed immediately. I turned around looked at all the nice things he had and thought, that's how you build a business from the ground up...
This simple story explains how a normal man started his business from the ground up to one of the most successful business men in his area. So we all can be successful in our own way. If I'm not practicing, I'm preparing for a game. If I'm not preparing for the game, I'm in the weight room. If I'm not in the weight room, I'm conditioning. If none of these things I'm not doing, I'm handles business with my basketball camps and clinics for the summer. I will be ready for my next battle on the court.

I tell this story because every person now and than needs to have a little pick me up motivation. If I never make another dollar off basketball I consider myself successful as well as blessed. Praise Jehovah

Always remember, Don't Give Up Until You Succeed. Be on the look out for the new 2DaHole website and commercial coming this fall.
Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas)



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Ratiopharm - s.Oliver Baskets 95-88
Oct. 13: Bayreuth - Neckar L'burg 94-82
Oct. 13: LTi 46ers - Bremerhaven 80-114
Oct. 13: EWE Baskets - Walter Tigers 79-60
Oct. 14: Art.Dragons - Brose Baskets 78-72
Oct. 14: TBB Trier - Fraport SKY 78-59
Oct. 15: MBC - B.Muenchen 71-73
Oct. 13: NY Phantoms - Telekom Baskets 66-83
Oct. 14: ALBA - Phoenix Hagen 109-67

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 20: B.Muenchen - Neckar L'burg
Oct. 20: Phoenix Hagen - TBB Trier
Oct. 20: ALBA - Ratiopharm
Oct. 20: NY Phantoms - Bayreuth
Oct. 20: Walter Tigers - LTi 46ers
Oct. 21: Bremerhaven - Fraport SKY
Oct. 21: Telekom Baskets - Art.Dragons
Oct. 21: s.Oliver Baskets - EWE Baskets
Oct. 21: Brose Baskets - MBC

Round 3

Oct. 17: Neckar L'burg - EWE Baskets
Oct. 19: Walter Tigers - ALBA


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.21.0 
 2. Taylor, Neckar L.20.0 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm19.8 
 4. Staiger, Neckar L.18.0 
 5. Brooks, LTi 46ers18.0 
 6. Chubb, EWE Baskets17.3 
 7. Taylor, Art.Dragons15.8 
 8. Ray, Ratiopharm15.5 
 9. Haynes, Art.Dragons15.0 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm12.8 
 2. Gordon, Phoenix8.0 
 3. Burtschi, Bremerha.8.0 
 4. McGhee, Bayreuth7.8 
 5. Ewing Jr., Teleko.7.7 
 6. NaNa, NY Phantoms7.5 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm7.5 
 8. Boone, s.Oliver.7.3 
 9. Harper, TBB Trier7.0 
 10. Homan, B.Muenchen7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.7 
 2. Harris, LTi 46ers5.3 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets5.3 
 4. Rice, B.Muenchen4.0 
 5. Jones, Fraport SKY4.0 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.0 
 7. Bailey, Bayreuth4.0 
 8. Bell, Phoenix Hagen3.8 
 9. Jacobsen, Brose B.3.7 
 10. Burrell, Bremerha.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jacob BURTSCHI
  Bremerha.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.8 
 2. Bernard, Neckar L.2.3 
 3. Jones, Fraport SKY1.8 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 5. King, s.Oliver.1.5 
 6. Valters, Art.Drag.1.5 
 7. Harris, Bremerha.1.3 
 8. Stuckey, s.Oliv.1.3 
 9. Zwiener, Bremerha.1.3 
 10. Curry, MBC1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm3.3 
 2. Pantelic, MBC2.3 
 3. Zirbes, Brose B.2.0 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen2.0 
 5. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 6. Turek, Neckar L.1.3 
 7. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 8. Ford, Brose Baske.1.3 
 9. Boateng, NY Phant.1.3 
 10. Chubb, EWE Baske.1.0 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Rist Wedel 3-0 
 2. Schwelm 3-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 2-1 
 4. Herten Lions 2-1 
 5. SU Medien 2-1 
 6. Hannover 1-2 
 7. Dorsten 1-2 
 8. MTV Wolfenbuettel 1-2 
 9. Wulfen 1-2 
 10. Recklinghausen 1-2 
 11. Oldenburg 1-2 
 12. Stahnsdorf 0-3 
Group South
 1. Dragons 3-0 
 2. Hanau 3-0 
 3. Weissenhorn 3-0 
 4. Fraport SKY II 2-1 
 5. Langen 2-1 
 6. Licher Baeren 2-1 
 7. Konstanz 1-2 
 8. Dresden 1-2 
 9. Leitershofen 1-2 
 10. Bayer Giants 0-3 
 11. Noerdlingen 0-3 
 12. TSV Troester 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

North

Oct. 13: Wulfen - SU Medien 95-83
Oct. 13: Dorsten - Recklinghausen 92-79 OT
Oct. 13: BSW Sixers - Hannover 81-77
Oct. 13: Herten Lions - Oldenburg 77-82
Oct. 13: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Schwelm 64-79
Oct. 14: Stahnsdorf - Rist Wedel 53-61

South

Oct. 13: Langen - Bayer Giants 87-85
Oct. 14: TSV Troester - Weissenhorn 77-93
Oct. 13: Dragons - Licher Baeren 72-58
Oct. 13: Konstanz - Hanau 66-95
Oct. 13: Leitershofen - Dresden 62-84
Oct. 13: Fraport SKY II - Noerdlingen 101-96 OT

Regular Season: Round 4

North

Oct. 20: Rist Wedel - Dorsten
Oct. 20: Recklinghausen - MTV Wolfenbuettel
Oct. 20: Schwelm - Wulfen
Oct. 20: SU Medien - Schwelm
Oct. 20: Oldenburg - BSW Sixers
Oct. 20: Hannover - Stahnsdorf

South

Oct. 20: Hanau - Leitershofen
Oct. 20: Noerdlingen - Langen
Oct. 20: Licher Baeren - Fraport SKY II
Oct. 21: Dresden - TSV Troester
Oct. 21: Weissenhorn - Dragons


Seth Doliboa (Benfica Lisabon) I Think That I Should Be Allowed To Start At Half Court Against Dashaun Wood - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, college: Wright St.) is a 32 year old 203 cm power forward that is playing his third season for Benfica Lisabon in Portugal where he was champion twice. He grew up in Ohio and went to Wright State. In his junior year, he played 28 games averaging 22.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 15.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg. He started his professional basketball career with the Roanoke Dazzle playing in the NBDL league and then in the D-League, playing 47 games averaging 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43%, 3PT: 33%, FT: 78.1%. In 2009-2010, he played in Portugal for Sport Lisboa Benfica playing 26 games and averaging 17.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 72.8%. He won the Portugal league championship and was the 2009 Allstar MVP award. In 2010-2011, he played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 47 games: 10.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 74.3%. In 2011-2012, he played for Olin Edirne Basketball (Turkey-TBL): 35 games: 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 74.3%. Last season, he played for Sport Lisboa Benfica (Portugal-LPB): 31 games: 13.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT-2 (43.9%), FT: 80.6%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball and new Skyliner Ted Scott.

You are now your third season away from the Frankfurt Skyliners. Has the time gone quickly and what has been the biggest thrill on and off the court for you?

Wow, third season away already. Time has gone fast. The biggest thrill on the court was winning another championship here in Portugal. The biggest thrill off the court also came last season with the arrival of my son.


You are now 2/2 in Portugal with Benfica Lisabon having won two league titles in 2009 and 2012. How good are the chances of the club getting a third title this season?

It s never easy to win a championship in any country. I don t want to say what the chances are this season, but we definitely plan to defend our title.


You shot very well from outside last season at 43,9% second best in the league. Did you work even harder on your shot last year?

I pride myself in always working as hard as I can on my game. I try not to watch percentages too much or put too much importance on them.

THe Fraport Skyliners have picked up your ex teammate Ted Scott. If you could compare him to a player that you played with in Germany who would it be?

I can t think of any player I would compare him to. You will see that the combination of his athleticism and shooting ability is very rare.

He is a natural scorer, but what other qualities does he have that will really help the Skyliners?

Ted is a great guy to have on your team. He always has good spirits and is always ready to make the big play.

What is your fondest memory of him on the court last season helping the team get a victory?

We went to game 5 last season for the finals on the road. It was a very close and intense game all the way through. Ted hit several big jump shots to quiet the crowd. Nothing like a quietting the gym on the road.

What is the most amazing thing that you saw him do in a practice?

Don t let Ted s size fool you. I saw him dunk on several people last year in practice. I don t want to say any names. Marius better be careful.

Both you and Ted Scott come from Ohio. What special Ohio quality does he have that players not from Ohio can have?

I don t know if it s due to Ohio or not, but he has great basketball instincts.

If you have a sprint duel with Dashaun Wood who you were teammates at Wright State from baseline to baseline and you have a some feet on him starting from the free throw line can you still win?

I think I should be allowed to start at half court.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

We watched Apocalypto last night after my son went down because it was on.

Thanks Seth for the chat.




Darren Fenn agreed terms with Hitachi Sunrockers, ex Art.Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Hitachi Sunrockers (JBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American center Darren Fenn (208-108kg-80, college: Canisius, agency: Three Eye Sports). Fenn has played for the last four years at Art.Dragons in German BBL league. In 56 BBL games last season he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Fenn is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Bosna ASA BHT), France, Italy, Kosovo (Trepca), Russia (Ural Great) and Germany (Brose Baskets and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven).
Fenn attended Canisius College until 2001 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



BBL Round 4: Artland Dragons hand first loss to undefeated Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in BBL and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Brose Baskets (2-1) in Quakenbrueck on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by eleventh ranked Artland Dragons (2-2) 78-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Brose Baskets. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Brose Baskets won third quarter 16-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Artland Dragons made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Artland Dragons had a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Brose Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Bryce Taylor (196-86) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) replied with 27 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for Brose Baskets. Artland Dragons moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion Brose Baskets keep the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Artland Dragons is looking forward to face higher ranked Telekom Baskets (#7) in Bonn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Brose Baskets will play at home against Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels and are hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for BBC Bayreuth (4-0) which hosted in Bayreuth 3rd ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (2-1). Top-ranked BBC Bayreuth managed to get a 12-point victory 94-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of EnBW Ludwigsburg. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and Beckham Wyrick who added 19 points during the contest. BBC Bayreuth's coach Marco van den Berg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Kammron Taylor (188-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) responded with 23 points. BBC Bayreuth have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. EnBW Ludwigsburg at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. BBC Bayreuth will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be an easy win for them. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play on the road against Bayern Muenchen (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Giessen, where they outplayed LTi 46ers (1-3) 114-80 on Saturday. The winners were led by Jacob Burtschi who scored that evening 19 points and 8 rebounds. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's coach Douglas Spradley felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) by Dijuan Harris did not help to save the game for LTi 46ers. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated LTi 46ers. It was LTi 46ers' third loss in a row. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will meet at home Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#16) in the next round. LTi 46ers will play against Walter Tigers in Tuebingen.
Bottom-ranked Walter Tigers is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their third consecutive match to ninth ranked EWE Baskets (2-1) 79-60. Adam Chubb fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. EWE Baskets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Walter Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. EWE Baskets' next round opponent will be EnBW Ludwigsburg (#5) on the road. Walter Tigers will play against ALBA Berlin (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Weissenfels. Twelfth ranked Bayern Muenchen (2-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 13th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (1-3) 73-71 on Monday evening. It was a very good performance for Chevon Troutman who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC keeps the thirteenth position with three games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face higher ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Brose Baskets (#4) in Bamberg.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. Fraport SKY were smashed by TBB Trier on the road 78-59. ALBA destroyed Phoenix Hagen on its own court 109-67. Telekom Baskets managed to outperform NY Phantoms in Bonn 83-66. Ratiopharm managed to beat s.Oliver Baskets at home 95-88.


MBC - B.Muenchen 71-73

Important game to mention about took place in Weissenfels. Twelfth ranked Bayern Muenchen (2-2) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 13th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (1-3) 73-71 on Monday evening. Mitteldeutscher BC was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 19-12 charge of Bayern Muenchen, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. The other American import point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) replied with 14 points and Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) added 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Mitteldeutscher BC. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC keeps the thirteenth position with three games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face higher ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Brose Baskets (#4) in Bamberg.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 19+2ast, C.Troutman 16+9reb+2ast, J.Homan 12+6reb+1ast, L.Roberts 12+7reb+1ast, Y.Halperin 8+1reb+2ast, D.Greene 4+2reb
MBC: M.Curry 14+2reb+1ast, C.Timberlake 14+4reb+3ast, D.Uskoski 10+4reb, H.Vilhjalmsson 8+1ast, D.Pantelic 8+10reb, S.Wachalski 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183834


TBB Trier - Fraport SKY 78-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked TBB Trier's (2-1) home victory over 11th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (1-3) 78-59 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by TBB Trier. Deutsche Bank Skyliners was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TBB Trier dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Deutsche Bank Skyliners' 20. American players dominated the game. Quite impressive performance for swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Linhart is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Guard Ted Scott (188-85, college: W.Virginia St.) replied with 20 points and forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) added 14 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. TBB Trier moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Deutsche Bank Skyliners dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. TBB Trier will face Phoenix Hagen (#10) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TBB Trier: B.Harper 16+10reb+1ast, J.Bucknor 13+2reb+1ast, B.Stewart 10+2reb+1ast, V.Chikoko 9+4reb, N.Linhart 8+7reb+1ast, J.Howell 7+2reb+1ast
Fraport SKY: T.Scott 20+1reb+1ast, Z.Peacock 14+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 11+5reb+2ast, L.Wright 8+1reb+1ast, D.Barthel 4+7reb+2ast, D.Dowell 1+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183838


Art.Dragons - Brose Baskets 78-72

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Brose Baskets (2-1) in Quakenbrueck on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by eleventh ranked Artland Dragons (2-2) 78-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Brose Baskets. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Brose Baskets won third quarter 16-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Artland Dragons made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Artland Dragons had a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Brose Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Bryce Taylor (196-86) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) replied with 27 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Brose Baskets. Artland Dragons moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion Brose Baskets keep the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Artland Dragons is looking forward to face higher ranked Telekom Baskets (#7) in Bonn in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Brose Baskets will play at home against Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: B.Taylor 21+6reb, A.King 14+8reb+1ast, A.Drevo 12+3reb+1ast, M.Haynes 10+4reb+4ast, K.Valters 8+2reb+4ast, P.Popovic 8+4reb+1ast
Brose Baskets: B.Nachbar 27+9reb+2ast, A.Gavel 17+3reb+4ast, S.Ford 14+7reb, K.Tadda 5, T.Gipson 4+2ast, J.Goldsberry 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 183837


ALBA - Phoenix Hagen 109-67

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-2) was smashed on the road by top-ranked ALBA Berlin (2-0) 109-67 on Sunday. The game without a history. ALBA Berlin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Phoenix Hagen's 24 and made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. ALBA Berlin forced 21 Phoenix Hagen turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Quite impressive performance for international point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 5 assists. Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) replied with 10 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) added 13 points in the effort for Phoenix Hagen. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. ALBA Berlin moved-up to third place. Loser Phoenix Hagen dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. ALBA Berlin will face league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Phoenix Hagen will play against TBB Trier (#6).
Top scorers:
ALBA: H.Schaffartzik 19+4reb+5ast, Y.Idbihi 17+6reb, N.Djedovic 17+5reb+3ast, D.Thompson 14+4reb+2ast, D.Wood 11+2reb+4ast, Z.Morley 9+2reb+4ast
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 13+3ast, L.Gordon 10+7reb+2ast, A.Lodwick 9+5reb, D.Bell 9+4reb+1ast, B.Schoo 6+5reb, B.Kruel 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 183839


EWE Baskets - Walter Tigers 79-60

Bottom-ranked Walter Tigers is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their third consecutive match to ninth ranked EWE Baskets (2-1) 79-60. It looked good early as Walter Tigers took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then EWE Baskets took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 19 points. They also forced 20 Walter Tigers turnovers. American power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The other American import point guard Julius Jenkins (187-81, college: Georgia South, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Four EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international power forward Johannes Lischka (203-87) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. EWE Baskets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Walter Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. EWE Baskets' next round opponent will be EnBW Ludwigsburg (#5) on the road. Walter Tigers will play against ALBA Berlin (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: A.Chubb 18+6reb+2ast, J.Jenkins 17+1reb+6ast, D.Joyce 12+4reb+2ast, K.Wysocki 12+2reb, R.Burrell 7+4reb+1ast, M.Abdul-Hamid 5+1ast
Walter Tigers: J.Lischka 14+6reb+1ast, T.Nash 12+6reb+1ast, D.Davis 9+2reb, K.Frease 9+5reb+1ast, J.Young 7+6reb+2ast, R.Redding 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183840


LTi 46ers - Bremerhaven 80-114

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Giessen, where they outplayed LTi 46ers (1-3) 114-80 on Saturday. The game without a history. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They were well out of reach of LTi 46ers shooting 71.9 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by LTi 46ers' players. The winners were led by American forward Jacob Burtschi (198-84, college: Air Force) who scored that evening 19 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) supported him with 14 points and 4 assists. Five Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's coach Douglas Spradley felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) by American guard Dijuan Harris (175-86, college: Charlotte) did not help to save the game for LTi 46ers. Austrian power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St.) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated LTi 46ers. It was LTi 46ers' third loss in a row. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will meet at home Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#16) in the next round. LTi 46ers will play against Walter Tigers in Tuebingen.
Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: J.Burtschi 19+8reb, S.Burrell 14+2reb+4ast, K.Waleskowski 14+3reb+3ast, J.Stommes 12+1reb+3ast, S.Jackson 12+1reb+4ast, P.Zwiener 12+3reb+2ast
LTi 46ers: D.Harris 23+4ast, B.Ortner 17+5reb+4ast, R.Brooks 9+7reb+2ast, J.Baxter 8+1reb+2ast, O.Fassler 8+1ast, A.Buechert 6+6reb
gschID: 183836


NY Phantoms - Telekom Baskets 66-83

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Telekom Baskets (2-1) won against 14th ranked New Yorker Phantoms (1-3) in Braunschweig 83-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. New Yorker Phantoms was better in fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Telekom Baskets made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for American-Jamaican forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Guard David McCray (188-86) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Immanuel McElroy (193-80, college: Cincinnati) added 14 points in the effort for New Yorker Phantoms. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Telekom Baskets moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser New Yorker Phantoms dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. Telekom Baskets will face Artland Dragons (#9) in Quakenbrueck in the next round where they are favorite. New Yorker Phantoms will play at home against the league's leader BBC Bayreuth (#1).
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: P.Ewing Jr. 17+11reb+2ast, R.Vaden 16+2reb, D.McCray 12+5reb+2ast, K.Weems 12+6reb, B.Veikalas 7+2ast, C.Ensminger 6+7reb+4ast
NY Phantoms: H.NaNa 15+9reb+1ast, I.McElroy 14+3reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 10+1reb+3ast, C.Mitchell 9+3reb, T.McFadden 8+1ast, J.Davis 5+4ast
gschID: 183835


Bayreuth - Neckar L'burg 94-82

An interesting game for BBC Bayreuth (4-0) which hosted in Bayreuth 3rd ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (2-1). Top-ranked BBC Bayreuth managed to get a 12-point victory 94-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of EnBW Ludwigsburg. The game was mostly controlled by BBC Bayreuth. EnBW Ludwigsburg was better in second period 28-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when BBC Bayreuth won last quarter 27-16. BBC Bayreuth outrebounded EnBW Ludwigsburg 31-13 including a 22-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for BBC Bayreuth especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. EnBW Ludwigsburg was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Beckham Wyrick (198-83, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 19 points during the contest. BBC Bayreuth's coach Marco van den Berg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Kammron Taylor (188-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) responded with 23 points and international Lucca Staiger (196-88, college: Iowa St.) scored 19 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BBC Bayreuth have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. EnBW Ludwigsburg at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. BBC Bayreuth will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#15) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be an easy win for them. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play on the road against Bayern Muenchen (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: G.McGhee 22+13reb+1ast, B.Wyrick 19+2reb+2ast, B.Bailey 15+3reb+5ast, J.Cain 11+2reb+2ast, J.Trapani 9+2reb+1ast, P.Zeis 6+2reb
Neckar L'burg: K.Taylor 23+3reb+2ast, L.Staiger 19+2reb+3ast, J.Turek 10+3reb, I.Elliott 10+2reb, D.Jackson 8+1reb, W.Bernard 6+1ast
gschID: 183833


Ratiopharm - s.Oliver Baskets 95-88

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked ratiopharm Ulm and 6th ranked s Oliver Baskets had identical 2-1 record. This time ratiopharm Ulm used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Wuerzburg 95-88 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. s Oliver Baskets trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 27-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 88-95 at the end of the game. ratiopharm Ulm shot 30 for 41 from the free-throw line, while s Oliver Baskets only scored eleven points from the stripe. s Oliver Baskets were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. International guard Per Guenther (185-88) contributed with 21 points for the winners. ratiopharm Ulm's coach Thorsten Leibenath used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American guard Jimmy McKinney (192-83, college: Missouri, agency: Strategic Sports) replied with 17 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and his fellow American import power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for s Oliver Baskets. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm (3-1) moved-up to second place. Loser s Oliver Baskets dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face ALBA Berlin (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. s Oliver Baskets will play against EWE Baskets (#8) in Oldenburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: P.Guenther 21+2ast, A.Ray 16+4reb+3ast, J.Bryant 16+14reb+2ast, S.Esterkamp 9+3reb+1ast, P.Schwethelm 8+4reb, D.Watts 8+3reb+1ast
s.Oliver Baskets: J.McKinney 17+3reb+3ast, A.King 13+4reb+3ast, J.Boone 13+6reb+2ast, D.Anderson 13+4reb+1ast, L.McIntosh 11+1reb, J.Little 8+1ast
gschID: 183832



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 14: Olympiacos - PAOK 89-64
Oct. 14: Kolossos - AGOR 82-80 2OT
Oct. 13: Peristeri GS - Panelefsiniakos 77-75
Oct. 15: Ikaros - Apollon Patras 67-65
Oct. 13: Kavala - Ilysiakos 66-68
Oct. 14: KAOD - Panionios 62-64
Oct. 15: Aris - Panathinaikos 56-71

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 20: Panelefsiniakos - Kavala
Oct. 20: Apollon Patras - KAOD
Oct. 21: Ilysiakos - Kolossos
Oct. 21: Panionios - Peristeri GS
Oct. 21: PAOK - Ikaros
Oct. 21: AGOR - Aris
Oct. 22: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dwight THORNE
  Perister.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Thorne, Perister.26.0 
 2. Tsaldaris, Kolossos22.0 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos21.0 
 4. Petway, AGOR17.0 
 5. Law, Olympiacos17.0 
 6. Zaras, KAOD17.0 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.15.0 
 8. Hatcher, PAOK15.0 
 9. Spanos, Ilysiakos15.0 
 10. Pappas, Panionios14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Palmer, KAOD13.0 
 2. Kanonidis, Periste.10.0 
 3. Nunnally, Kavala9.0 
 4. Georgalis, Kolossos9.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos8.0 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos7.0 
 7. Kommatos, AGOR7.0 
 8. Dorsey, Olympiacos7.0 
 9. Tsartsaris, Panath.7.0 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Alekos PETROULAS
  Perister.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Petroulas, Periste.5.0 
 2. Duvnjak, AGOR5.0 
 3. Tsochlas, AGOR5.0 
 4. Kafkis, Ilysiakos5.0 
 5. Hatcher, PAOK5.0 
 6. Kalaitzis, Kolossos5.0 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.0 
 8. Panko, Panathin.4.0 
 9. Dale, KAOD4.0 
 10. Pelekanos, Aris4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mihalis TSAIRELIS
  PAOK
  (207-F/C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Tsairelis, PAOK3.0 
 2. Hatten, Kolossos3.0 
 3. Pappas, Panionios3.0 
 4. Palmer, KAOD3.0 
 5. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 6. Sloukas, Olympiacos2.0 
 7. Tsaldaris, Kolossos2.0 
 8. Nikou, Panelefs.2.0 
 9. Tsochlas, AGOR2.0 
 10. Dale, KAOD2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Petway, AGOR5.0 
 2. Latovic, AGOR2.0 
 3. Langford, Kolossos1.0 
 4. Mavroeidis, Olymp.1.0 
 5. Deligiannis, Panel.1.0 
 6. Michel, KAOD1.0 
 7. Dorkofikis, Ilysia.1.0 
 8. Mourtos, Aris1.0 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 10. Papanikolaou, Pan.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Sokrates GIZOGIANNIS
  Arkad.
  (202-F/C-82)
  Avg: 27
 1. Gizogiannis, Arkad.27.0 
 2. Cosic, Koroivos26.0 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.23.0 
 4. Karaboulas, Nea K.21.0 
 5. Papachristos, Trik.20.0 
 6. Tomic, Koroivos20.0 
 7. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.0 
 8. Kaklamanos, Trikal.20.0 
 9. Manousos, Doxa L.19.0 
 10. Georgiadis, Filat.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati13.0 
 2. Manousos, Doxa L.12.0 
 3. Pagonis, Lavrio11.0 
 4. Georgiadis, Filath.11.0 
 5. Saloustros, Filath.10.0 
 6. Anagnostopou., Erm.10.0 
 7. Mirkovic, Doxa L.10.0 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos10.0 
 9. Angelakopoul., Tri.9.0 
 10. Papachristos, Tri.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Athanasios KARYDAS
  Koroivos
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Karydas, Koroivos8.0 
 2. Moschovitis, Nea K.7.0 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.5.0 
 4. Vranjes, Pagrati5.0 
 5. Cosic, Koroivos5.0 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.5.0 
 7. Samothrakis, Filat.4.0 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.4.0 
 9. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.0 
 10. Saloustros, Filat.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thanasis IOAKEIMIDIS
  Ermis L.
  (195-G-91)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ioakeimidis, Ermis5.0 
 2. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.0 
 3. Manavopoulos, Agia3.0 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.3.0 
 5. Gikas, Filathlitik.3.0 
 6. Stamos, Niki Volou3.0 
 7. Georgitsis, Ermis3.0 
 8. Liberopoulos, Lavr.2.0 
 9. Psileas, Agia P.2.0 
 10. Sakellarakis, Ira.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati3.0 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.2.0 
 3. Psathas, Nea Kifis.2.0 
 4. Bouris, Arkadikos2.0 
 5. Doychinov, OFI2.0 
 6. Giannoulakos, Fila.1.0 
 7. Paschalis, Lavrio1.0 
 8. Antetokoubo, Filat.1.0 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio1.0 
 10. Georgiadis, Filat.1.0 


Aris welcome back Verginis, ex Gescrap BB - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) inked 25-year old Greek guard Dimitris Verginis (193-87, agency: FCM). Its actually his comeback to Thessaloniki as he played here before. Verginis moved there from Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket in Spanish ACB league where he supposed to play, but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Aris (Eurocup). In 11 Eurocup games last year he averaged 7.2ppg. He also played 26 games in Greek A1 where he had 7.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg.
Verginis was a member of Greek U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007 and a member of University National Team in 2009. He represented Greece at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 81.3%.
Verginis has played previously professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Anatolia)

By Eurobasket Data Center



Aris welcome back Verginis, ex Gescrap BB - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) inked 25-year old Greek guard Dimitris Verginis (193-87, agency: FCM). Its actually his comeback to Thessaloniki as he played here before. Verginis moved there from Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket in Spanish ACB league where he supposed to play, but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Aris (Eurocup). In 11 Eurocup games last year he averaged 7.2ppg. He also played 26 games in Greek A1 where he had 7.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg.
Verginis was a member of Greek U20 National Team between 2006 and 2007 and a member of University National Team in 2009. He represented Greece at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 16.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 81.3%.
Verginis has played previously professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Anatolia)

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: Atomeromu - ZTE KK 95-76
Oct. 14: Marso NYKK - Jaszberenyi 75-78
Oct. 13: Falco-Szova - Szedeak 75-72
Oct. 14: FS Debrecen - Kaposvari 74-76
Oct. 12: Albacomp - PVSK Pannon 73-65
Oct. 13: Kormend - Soproni 73-63

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 20: Jaszberenyi - FS Debrecen
Oct. 20: Kaposvari - Marso NYKK
Oct. 20: Szedeak - Albacomp
Oct. 20: PVSK Pannon - Falco-Szova
Oct. 20: ZTE KK - Kormend
Oct. 20: Soproni - Atomeromu


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko SPICA
  Kaposvari
  (205-C/F-86)
  Avg: 25
 1. Spica, Kaposvari25.0 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.23.7 
 3. Nelson, Marso N.23.3 
 4. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.22.0 
 5. Barovic, Soproni21.5 
 6. Buljan, Kormend21.5 
 7. Williams, Atomeromu20.0 
 8. Vojvoda, Atomeromu20.0 
 9. Dukic, Szedeak19.7 
 10. Simovic, ZTE K.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen13.3 
 2. Barovic, Soproni10.5 
 3. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.10.3 
 4. Toth, PVSK P.10.0 
 5. Spica, Kaposvari10.0 
 6. Davis, Marso N.9.3 
 7. Dukic, Szedeak9.3 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.8.7 
 9. Markovic, Jaszbere.8.7 
 10. Koertelyesi, Atom.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Moore, Albacomp8.5 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.7.0 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.7 
 4. Kalman, Falco-Sz.6.7 
 5. Thomas, Soproni6.5 
 6. Wood, Albacomp6.5 
 7. Dunn, Kaposvari6.3 
 8. Gaspar, ZTE K.5.3 
 9. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.0 
 10. Gilchrist, Szedeak4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Andras RUJAK
  Kormend
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Rujak, Kormend3.3 
 2. Moore, Albacomp3.0 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari3.0 
 4. Spica, Kaposvari3.0 
 5. Buljan, Kormend2.5 
 6. Kertesz, ZTE K.2.3 
 7. Fekete, FS Debrec.2.3 
 8. Medve, Albacomp2.0 
 9. Halasz, PVSK P.2.0 
 10. Legion, PVSK P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Marso N.
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Davis, Marso N.2.0 
 2. Carter, FS Debrecen1.7 
 3. Lekli, Albacomp1.5 
 4. Szabo, Albacomp1.0 
 5. Keller, Albacomp1.0 
 6. Levy, Falco-Szova1.0 
 7. Boldizsar, Marso N.1.0 
 8. Idlet, Atomeromu1.0 
 9. Kovacs, ZTE K.0.7 
 10. Williams, Atomero.0.7 


A Division Round 3: Atomeromu keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in A Division, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

The game had a very big importance for Atomeromu as it allowed them to remain on top of the ladder. Atomeromu smashed bottom-ranked ZTE KK in Paks 95-76. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back winning next two quarters and won the game by 19 points. Atomeromu dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 38. Atomeromu forced 20 ZTE KK turnovers and had a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by ZTE KK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import forward Steven Idlet (210-89, college: Tulsa) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Bosnian center Teo Simovic (205-84) who recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). ZTE KK's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Atomeromu have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Falco-Szova. ZTE KK at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with FS Debrecen. ZTE KK will play next round against Kormend trying to get back on the winning streak. Atomeromu will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Soproni on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Szedeak (2-1) in Szombathely. Visitors were edged by Falco-Szova (3-0) 75-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Szedeak. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. It was a good game for American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: CS San Bernar.) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Michael Fey contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Milan Csorvasi (209-88, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for Szedeak. Falco-Szova have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Atomeromu. Szedeak at the other side keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kaposvari and Jaszberenyi. Falco-Szova will play against PVSK Pannon (#9) in Pecs in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Szedeak will play at home against Albacomp (#3) in Szekesfehervar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Nyiregyhazi where fifth ranked Jaszberenyi (2-1) edged by three points 7th ranked Marso NYKK (1-2) 78-75 on Sunday night. It was a great evening for Rastko Dramicanin who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Anthony Nelson with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Jaszberenyi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kaposvari and Szedeak. Loser Marso NYKK keeps the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with PVSK Pannon and Kormend. Jaszberenyi will meet at home FS Debrecen (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Marso NYKK will play against Kaposvari (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Debrecen. It ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked FS Debrecen (0-3) to sixth ranked Kaposvari (2-1) 76-74 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for Marko Spica who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Kaposvari moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Szedeak and Jaszberenyi. FS Debrecen at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Kaposvari's next round opponent will be Marso NYKK (#7) in Nyiregyhazi. FS Debrecen will play on the road against Jaszberenyi (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 3 winless Soproni was defeated by Kormend in a road game 73-63. Albacomp beat PVSK Pannon at home 73-65.
The best stats of 3rd round was 16 points and 13 rebounds by Bennet Davis of Marso NYKK.


Marso NYKK - Jaszberenyi 75-78

An interesting game took place in Nyiregyhazi where fifth ranked Jaszberenyi (2-1) edged by three points 7th ranked Marso NYKK (1-2) 78-75 on Sunday night. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Marso NYKK won second period 23-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Jaszberenyi especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. It was a great evening for Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) helped adding 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Anthony Nelson (185-89, college: Niagara) with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jaszberenyi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kaposvari and Szedeak. Loser Marso NYKK keeps the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with PVSK Pannon and Kormend. Jaszberenyi will meet at home FS Debrecen (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Marso NYKK will play against Kaposvari (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: R.Dramicanin 24+12reb+1ast, M.Rakic 19+5reb+4ast, G.Soos 9+3reb+1ast, M.Markovic 9+9reb+1ast, A.Madar 9+3reb+1ast, R.Torok 3+2reb+1ast
Marso NYKK: A.Nelson 21+5reb+5ast, M.Mohacsi 18+7reb+1ast, B.Davis 16+13reb+1ast, M.Berkis 9+3reb+2ast, L.Polyak 7+2reb+1ast, F.Boldizsar 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 196852


FS Debrecen - Kaposvari 74-76

A very interesting game took place in Debrecen. It ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked FS Debrecen (0-3) to sixth ranked Kaposvari (2-1) 76-74 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But FS Debrecen won third quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian power forward Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. American point guard Christopher Dunn (189-83, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Court Side) accounted for 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. American power forward Sean Carter (205-88, college: Massachusetts) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and Serbian guard Stefan Fekete (188-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively for FS Debrecen in the defeat. Four FS Debrecen players scored in double figures. Kaposvari moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Szedeak and Jaszberenyi. FS Debrecen at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Kaposvari's next round opponent will be Marso NYKK (#7) in Nyiregyhazi. FS Debrecen will play on the road against Jaszberenyi (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: M.Spica 22+10reb+1ast, C.Dunn 21+6reb+5ast, K.Swanston 16+5reb+1ast, R.Hendlein 9+7reb, G.Drahos 4+8reb+2ast, K.Kiss 2+2reb+1ast
FS Debrecen: G.Cseh 16+5reb, S.Fekete 16+6reb+4ast, S.Carter 13+14reb+3ast, E.Pettis 11+3reb+2ast, D.Mladenovic 6+4ast, V.Vas 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 196851


Kormend - Soproni 73-63

There was a minor upset when bottom-ranked Soproni (0-2) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Kormend (1-2) 73-63. It was an exceptional evening for Croatian forward Zvonko Buljan (206-87, college: TCU) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Adam Brown (193-88, college: Houston) accounted for 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four Kormend players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Filip Barovic (208-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) added 21 points and 6 assists respectively for Soproni in the defeat. Kormend left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Marso NYKK and PVSK Pannon. Soproni at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Kormend's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked ZTE KK (#13) in Zalaegerszeg which should be theoretically an easy game. Soproni will play at home against the league's leader Atomeromu where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Kormend: Z.Buljan 23+7reb+3ast, A.Brown 18+1reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 13+5reb+2ast, A.Rujak 10+4reb+1ast, M.Shaw 4+6reb+1ast, A.Farkas 3+5reb
Soproni: F.Barovic 22+13reb+3ast, D.Thomas 21+6ast, G.Toth 11+5reb, N.Takacs 3, Z.Vesztergom 2+5reb, A.Molnar 2+8reb+3ast
gschID: 196850


Falco-Szova - Szedeak 75-72

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Szedeak (2-1) in Szombathely. Visitors were edged by Falco-Szova (3-0) 75-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Szedeak. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. It was a good game for American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: CS San Bernar.) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Michael Fey (213-83, college: UCLA) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Milan Csorvasi (209-88, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Szedeak. Falco-Szova have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Atomeromu. Szedeak at the other side keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kaposvari and Jaszberenyi. Falco-Szova will play against PVSK Pannon (#9) in Pecs in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Szedeak will play at home against Albacomp (#3) in Szekesfehervar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: M.Fey 16+8reb, J.Levy 16+8reb+3ast, T.Ivosev 12+3reb+1ast, L.Kalman 11+5reb+3ast, T.Harazin 8+5reb+1ast, L.Simon 8+1reb+2ast
Szedeak: M.Csorvasi 18+10reb+2ast, N.Dukic 18+8reb+1ast, A.Tanacs 11+3reb, Z.Kiss 9+2ast, A.Gurley 6+7reb+2ast, L.Csorvasi 4+2reb
gschID: 196849


Atomeromu - ZTE KK 95-76

The game had a very big importance for Atomeromu as it allowed them to remain on top of the ladder. Atomeromu smashed bottom-ranked ZTE KK in Paks 95-76. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back winning next two quarters and won the game by 19 points. Atomeromu dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 38. Atomeromu forced 20 ZTE KK turnovers and had a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by ZTE KK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. His fellow American import forward Steven Idlet (210-89, college: Tulsa) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Bosnian center Teo Simovic (205-84) who recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American guard Dorenzo Hudson (195-88, college: Virginia Tech) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. ZTE KK's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Atomeromu have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Falco-Szova. ZTE KK at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with FS Debrecen. ZTE KK will play next round against Kormend trying to get back on the winning streak. Atomeromu will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Soproni on the road.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: L.Williams 22+5reb+8ast, N.Williams 20+5reb+3ast, D.Vojvoda 19+4reb+4ast, S.Idlet 17+10reb+3ast, A.Toth 8+5reb, J.Eilingsfeld 4+9reb
ZTE KK: T.Simovic 20+9reb+2ast, D.Hudson 17+5reb, A.Kovacs 9, G.Baki 9+4reb+2ast, D.Puszta 8+1reb+2ast, D.Kertesz 5+6reb+5ast
gschID: 196848


Albacomp - PVSK Pannon 73-65

No shocking result in a game in Szekesfehervar where leader Albacomp (2-0) defeated 8th ranked PVSK Pannon (1-2) 73-65. PVSK Pannon was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 19-9 charge of Albacomp, which allowed them to win the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) accounted for 17 points and 5 assists for the winning side. American guard Alex Legion (195-88, college: FIU, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) came up with 27 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 6 points and 5 rebounds respectively for PVSK Pannon in the defeat. Albacomp moved-up to third place. PVSK Pannon at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Albacomp's next round opponent will be Szedeak (#6) in Szeged. PVSK Pannon will play at home against the league's second-placed Falco-Szova in Szombathely.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: B.Wood 17+3reb+5ast, R.Moore 13+7reb+10ast, Z.Szabo 11+3reb, L.Juhos 9+2reb, A.Keller 8+2reb, J.Lekli 7+2reb
PVSK Pannon: A.Legion 27+7reb+3ast, T.Hendley 8+4reb, B.Loesing 6+3reb+3ast, N.Toth 6+5reb+2ast, K.Nagy 5+2reb, A.Csabay 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 196847



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Cup games - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Results from 4 games in Lengjan Cup

IR 93 Njardvik 68 Surprise big win for IR. Scorers for the winners D'Andre Jordan Williams 28Nemanja Sovic 17. For Njardvik Elvar Fridriksson with a big game 26 points.

Stjarnan 96 Breidablik 68, after close first half Stjarnan beat the D 1 team 28 points. Brian Mills 18. Dagur Kar Jonsson & Kjartan Kjartansson 16 for Stjarnan. Thorsteinn Gunnlaugsson 28 for Breidablik

Valur 76 Thor 89. Chris Woods 32 Birgir Petursson 22 for valur. Ben Curtis Smith 29 Rob Diggs 15 for Thor

Snaefell needed overtime to beat KR 95-88 Asim McQueen 23. Jay Threatt 21 Jon Jonsson 20 for Snaefell. Brynjar Bjornsson 23 Helgi Magnusson 15 for KR



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Asia Club Championship: Mahram coast past Falcon - by Eurobasket News

Mahram - Falcon 121:66

Mahram got to the winning start of their Asia Club Championship. The Iranian powerhouse fired past Falcon of Mongolia in the opener. Samad Nik Khahbahrami (199-F-83) came up with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the winners.
Mahram ensured a stunning start to the game. They erupted for 46 points in the first quarter to pile up a 29-point advantage. The Iranian team stayed in full control throughout the second quarter. They registered a 71:33 halftime advantage. Mahram did not slow down in the second half. Mahram fired 31 points in the third term building an unassailable 52-point advantage. They never looked back en route to the victory. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) had 17 points, while Hamed Afagh (190-SG-83) contributed 15 points for the winners. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) answered with 18 points for Falcon. Bolortugla Purevjev chipped in 16 points in the loss.

Mahram: Samad Nik Khahbahrami 21+11 assists+10 boards, Ratko Varda 17, Hamed Afagh 15
Falcon: Nemekhbayar Battulga 18, Bolortugla Purevjev 16



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Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UCC Demons 3-0 
 2. UL Eagles 3-0 
 3. DCU Saints 2-1 
 4. UCD Marian 2-1 
 5. Ballon Inter 1-2 
 6. Killester 1-2 
 7. B.Gais Neptune 0-3 
 8. Moycullen 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: UL Eagles - Moycullen 78-62
Oct. 12: B.Gais Neptune - UCC Demons 72-74
Oct. 13: Killester - DCU Saints 54-67
Oct. 12: Ballon Inter - UCD Marian 48-65

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 19: Ballon Inter - Killester
Oct. 20: UL Eagles - UCC Demons
Oct. 20: DCU Saints - UCD Marian
Oct. 20: Moycullen - B.Gais Neptune


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 25
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian25.0 
 2. Townes, B.Gais N.23.7 
 3. Graham, UCC Demons23.0 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles22.7 
 5. Sullivan, Moycullen21.0 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles16.0 
 7. Glover, DCU Saints15.3 
 8. Statkus, Ballon I.15.0 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.13.0 
 10. Chubb, Killester12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Delwan GRAHAM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-)
  Avg: 22
 1. Graham, UCC Demons22.0 
 2. Galvin, UCD Marian18.7 
 3. Sullivan, Moycullen12.0 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.11.0 
 5. Foley, UCD Marian10.3 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles10.3 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints8.3 
 8. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.3 
 9. Griksas, Ballon In.8.0 
 10. Westbrooks, Kille.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.6.7 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.6.5 
 3. Kinevane, UL Eagl.6.0 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles5.0 
 5. Chubb, DCU Saints4.0 
 6. O''Sullivan, UCC D.4.0 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.7 
 8. Lyons, Moycullen3.7 
 9. Anderson, DCU S.3.7 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Keith ANDERSON
  DCU S.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Anderson, DCU S.3.3 
 2. Townes, B.Gais N.2.7 
 3. Roe, Killester2.3 
 4. Donnelly, DCU S.2.3 
 5. Taylor, UL Eagles2.3 
 6. Summers, Killester2.0 
 7. Noonan, B.Gais N.2.0 
 8. Drumm, UCD Marian2.0 
 9. Campbell, UL Ea.2.0 
 10. Kinevane, UL Eag.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Paul STAPLETON
  B.Gais N.
  (201-C-78)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Stapleton, B.Gais2.7 
 2. Galvin, UCD Marian2.3 
 3. Quigley, UL Eagles2.0 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.7 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles1.3 
 7. Trimmer, DCU S.1.3 
 8. Graham, UCC Demons1.0 
 9. Statkus, Ballon I.1.0 
 10. Griksas, Ballon I.1.0 


Irish Superleague / Div1 - by Patrick Maher

Rivalry Weekend Review

A weekend packed with derby games did not disappoint for close exciting finishes with narrow victories for several teams in Nivea Superleague action between Friday and Sunday.

In the Nivea For Mens Superleague UCC Demons survived a tense encounter with old enemies Bord Gais Neptune, UCD Marian overcame Dublin Inter while UL Eagles and DCU Saints were also able to record wins over neighbouring teams.

First on the card Friday night was one of the highlights of the basketball calendar every year as Bord Gais Neptune and UCC Demons squared off for the first time this season.

With little between the teams from start to finish, a packed house in Neptune stadium were kept on the edge of their seats throughout despite what was a nervy, low scoring display from both sets of players.

While Neptune will consider themselves extremely unfortunate to have let that first win of the season slip through their fingers again, Demons did just enough to deserve their two point win that came courtesy of a Niall OReilly lay-up with under five seconds left.

A delighted Demons head coach Paul Kelleher commented after the game that the win was down to showing real character and grit down the stretch.

I felt that if we kept it tight, with the way their last two games have gone, we could just edge it. It wasnt the prettiest of games, maybe the worst derby game Ive seen in terms of execution but entertaining as always.

Demons Carlton Cuff stole the limelight throughout with an impressive 23 points and his ability to get to the basket consistently was a major factor in the final result. The win keeps UCC Demons unbeaten record following a perfect three wins from three games to start the season.

Later on Friday night, Dublin Inter came close to making it two wins from two at their new home in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght before eventually falling to a buoyant UCD Marian team.

Leading at half time by 11, Inter scored just 16 second half points in a 68 to 45 loss to Marian, who have now won back to back games and made their title aspirations for this season clear to the rest of the league.

Tonight the team learned some tough lessons, I decided to sit our best players out in the second quarter to teach them a lesson for not playing the intense defence that I wanted. It clearly worked for us as in the third quarter we held Dublin Inter to two points, said Marian head coach Sasa Punosevac.

Down the stretch our defence won us the game as it gave us the opportunity to fast break and get much needed points on the scoreboard. I am happy with the teams' performance and feel we are on target for the season ahead.

On Saturday night, UL Eagles and Moycullens matchup in Limerick shifted attention west. Last season saw some memorable encounters between the teams with two games being decided by a single basket.

Keen to definitively reassert their dominance over the only other west of Ireland team in the league, Eagles jumped into an early lead that they never relinquished, running out deserving winners on a score line of 78 to 62.

The win improves Eagles to three wins out of three and places them firmly at the top of the Nivea For Mens Superleague, alongside the team they defeated in last years cup final, UCC Demons.

The one remaining game in the league from this weekend saw DCU Saints once again put in an exceptionally strong second half performance to overcome Killester away from home.

It was a similar enough game to last weekends against Moycullen where it was nip and tuck in the first half and then we had an excellent third quarter again. Our defensive intensity was brilliant in the second half, said DCU head coach Dave Donnelly after the game.

Donnelly noted that while his team had spoken about what thay felt was an advantage for them inside, they did not truly exploit their greater height and bulk early in the game.

After half time, we got the ball inside a lot more and got good post up plays for Mike Trimmer and Pat Glover. Then Mark Nagle, who came off the bench for us, heated up it really opened things up. He ended up with three or four three pointers which was a great boost to get.

Friday October 12th
Nivea For Mens Superleague
Bord Gais Neptune: 72 (36) (TS: D Townes 25, I McLoughlin 16, M McGinn 12) UCC Demons: 74 (30) (TS: D Graham 25, C Cuff 23, S Coughlan 10)
Dublin Inter: 48 (32) (TS: A Statkus 15, I Griksas 10, R Dimiciukas 7) UCD Marian: 65 (21) (TS: J Galvin 23, C Meany 10, L Conroy 10)

Saturday October 13th
Nivea For Mens Superleague
UL Eagles: 78 (44) (TS: R Taylor 22, J Killeen 16, N Campbell 12) Moycullen: 62 (29) (TS: P Sullivan 24, P O Brien 10, S OBrien 7)
Killester: 54 (34) (TS: L Summers 13, E Chubb 11, A Casey 6) DCU Saints: 67 (35) (TS: M Nagle 18, P Glover 18, M Trimmer 12)

Basketball Ireland Mens Division One
Ballon BC: 50 (22) (TS: E. Kumpys 15, M.Rustavicius 11, R. Eidukas 6 ) Team Garveys St Marys: 73 (34) (TS:A. Fitzgerald 17, D. Wall 14, D. Griffin 10)

Sunday October 14th

Basketball Ireland Mens National Cup
Team Left Bank Kilkenny 62 (34) (TS: J OKeefe 23, E Walsh 9, J Butler 8) Fr Matthews 59 (30) (TS: M Brusevics 22, C OCallaghan 12, D Vucen 9)

Upcoming Fixtures :

Friday October 19th
Nivea For Men's Superleague
Dublin Inter v Killester,National Basketball Arena, 19:45

Saturday October 20th
Nivea For Men's Superleague
Moycullen v Bord Gais Neptune, NUI Galway, 15:45
DCU Saints v UCD Marian, DCU Complex, 19:00
UL Eagles v UCC Demons, UL Arena, 19:30

Mens Senior National Cup
Neptune v Ulster Elks, Neptune Stadium, 17:15

Mens Senior National Cup
Blue Demons v Ballon BC, Mardyke, 15:15

Courtesy .... cian Nihill .... www.basketballireland.ie

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The U.C.C. Blue Demons V Neptune game on Friday night was as entertaining as as it was a cliffhanger before a though not packed big enough to pay the bills crowd prepared equally to shout on their colours as long as they got spirited effort mentally and physically.This was a critical matchup for both teams with one striving to maintain their leading position and the other endeavouring to get of the mark with their first win.Strength in depth was a crucial factor for both teams with Demons capable of going 7 deep and Neptune still at the experimental or continous experimental level right off the bench with u20 player Mateuz Rudzak the obvious first choice based on past performance this year and last when he debut quite succesfully in 20011 / 2012 season.This said though it can be quietely construed that in time he may follow in the footsteps of other top young Neptune players and pursue options further afield (N.C.A.A. / other full time basketball programs).Demon,s too have their issues with Kyle Hosford (possibly the top p.g. in the country at the minute) choosing to drop down a level and play Div 1 as opposed to Superleague and Niall Murphy still unavailable through injury.The game essentially as it moved through to 4 quarters was a nip and tuck affair with neither unit capable of grabbing hold of momentum at either end solidly enough to dictate pace or tempo to any marketable degree.Imports Townes (Neptune) and Graham (Demons) effectively cancelled each other out with performances though not awe inspiring was still credible enough to keep both clubs happy enough with this year,s decisions regarding import player despite Neptune still at 0 and 3.Cohesive integrated player movement / ball movement strategies or the lack thereof were at core for both teams which suggests the step back to master the basics before suggesting players the use of elaborate team strategies which lets face it are fine if you have teams with 10 NcAA level players and not just 1 or 2.and an amalgum who if faced with the decision to complete a lay up with the left or hight hand invaribly fluff it (no disrespect intended to players here who after all are the products of coaching systems).Neptune guards Mc Ginn and Noonan were the main focus of Demons defence (along with townes as import of course) allowing Mc Loughlin to take and make effectively his team 2nd high 16 points in a way he has the talent to do most every game with noonan struggling to an extent to form his usual help me to help you relationship with import player Townes.For Demons O Reilly,s recent good shooting form deserted him (until of course he hit his trademark "off the glass" "in the paint" "no time left for you guy,s" game winner) and left Graham in limbo quite a lot wondering what to do where and when as a result of O Reilly,s missed shot taly.He did though get the better of Neptune when he was hit with on the nose passes in or about the paint.the game itself was gifted to demons with Neptune in possession at half way with 3.9 on the clock and the score tied at 72 apice.Not unlike robert Taylors matchwinner for U.L. against Neptune in the season opener a couple of weeks back Townes was the obvious though not so obvious (rather as it should have been) given both Mc Ginn,s and Noonan,s success with similar situations in recent years) choice and he did create a nice passing lane for himself (right side baseline just off the paint) unfortunately for Neptune however they broke the golden rule in these situations failing to inbound effectively and allowing o Reill that sealed opportunity at the opposite end.Demons first blood at 74 plays 72.
Delwan Graham (200-F, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Jacksonville)



Superleague Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Superleague, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

The biggest surprise of round 3 was guest UCD Marian's (2-1) easy road victory over Ballon Inter (1-2) 65-48 on Friday evening. They outrebounded Ballon Inter 57-36 including a 23-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward John Galvin (203-F-88, college: Fair Dickinson) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Conor Meany (185-86) chipped in 10 points. UCD Marian's coach Sasa Punosevac used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian forward Irmantas Griksas (202-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. UCD Marian moved-up to third place, which they share with DCU Saints. Newly promoted Ballon Inter dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Killester. UCD Marian is looking forward to face DCU Saints (#3) in Dublin in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ballon Inter will play at home against Killester in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was played in Dublin between DCU Saints and Killester where DCU Saints (2-1) beat Killester (1-2) on the road 67-54. It was a good game for forward Patrick Glover (193-77) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Mark Nagle contributed with 18 points for the winners. American point guard Lawrence Summers (175-83, college: Davidson) answered with 13 points for Killester. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. DCU Saints moved-up to third place, which they share with UCD Marian. Defending champion Killester keeps the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Ballon Inter. DCU Saints will play against UCD Marian (#4) in Dublin in the next round. Killester's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Dublin to the arena Ballon Inter.
A very close game took place in Cork (derby !!!) between UCC Demons and B.Gais Neptune. Leader UCC Demons (3-0) got a very close victory on the road over B.Gais Neptune (0-3). UCC Demons managed to escape with a 2-point win 74-72 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a great evening for Delwan Graham who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 30 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Darren Townes with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. B.Gais Neptune's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. UCC Demons have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with UL Eagles. B.Gais Neptune at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Moycullen. UCC Demons will meet league's second-placed UL Eagles in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. B.Gais Neptune will play against Moycullen (#8) in Galway and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 winless Moycullen lost to UL Eagles in Limerick 62-78.


Ballon Inter - UCD Marian 48-65

The biggest surprise of round 3 was guest UCD Marian's (2-1) easy road victory over Ballon Inter (1-2) 65-48 on Friday evening. They outrebounded Ballon Inter 57-36 including a 23-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward John Galvin (203-88, college: Fair Dickinson) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Conor Meany (185-86) chipped in 10 points. UCD Marian's coach Sasa Punosevac used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian forward Irmantas Griksas (202-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and Lithuanian power forward Aurimas Statkus (201-81) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively. UCD Marian moved-up to third place, which they share with DCU Saints. Newly promoted Ballon Inter dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Killester. UCD Marian is looking forward to face DCU Saints (#3) in Dublin in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ballon Inter will play at home against Killester in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
UCD Marian: J.Galvin 23+17reb+1ast, C.James 11+2reb+1ast, C.Meany 10+3reb+3ast, K.Foley 7+7reb+1ast, D.James 6+6reb+2ast, C.Finn 6+6reb+3ast
Ballon Inter: A.Statkus 14+9reb, I.Griksas 12+10reb+2ast, R.Dimiciukas 7+1ast, L.Jonaitis 6+8reb, M.Landos 4, G.Trakauskas 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 199659


B.Gais Neptune - UCC Demons 72-74

A very close game took place in Cork (derby !!!) between UCC Demons and B.Gais Neptune. Leader UCC Demons (3-0) got a very close victory on the road over B.Gais Neptune (0-3). UCC Demons managed to escape with a 2-point win 74-72 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. UCC Demons looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Delwan Graham (200, college: Jacksonville, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 30 rebounds. Forward Carlton Cuffe (190-87) helped adding 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Darren Townes (201-86, college: Hofstra) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and guard Gerard Noonan (180-82) scored 4 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. B.Gais Neptune's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. UCC Demons have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with UL Eagles. B.Gais Neptune at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Moycullen. UCC Demons will meet league's second-placed UL Eagles in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. B.Gais Neptune will play against Moycullen (#8) in Galway and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
UCC Demons: D.Graham 28+30reb+3ast, C.Cuffe 23+6reb+4ast, S.Duggan 10+1reb+2ast, N.O'Reilly 6+1reb+2ast, S.Coughlan 5+4reb+4ast, C.O'Sullivan 2+2reb+2ast
B.Gais Neptune: D.Townes 25+14reb+2ast, I.McLoughlin 16+2reb+2ast, M.McGinn 10+2reb+4ast, M.Rudak 7+5reb, G.Walsh 6+1reb+1ast, G.Noonan 4+15reb+10ast
gschID: 199660


UL Eagles - Moycullen 78-62

There was no surprise in Limerick where Moycullen (0-3) was defeated by UL Eagles (3-0) 78-62 on Saturday. UL Eagles forced 20 Moycullen turnovers. It was a great evening for American guard Robert Taylor (188-83, college: Rider) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 5 assists. The former international center Jason Killeen (211-85, college: Augusta St.) helped adding 16 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four UL Eagles players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Patrick Sullivan (201, college: Hamilton) with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Paul O'Brien (193-88) scored 10 points. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. UL Eagles have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with UCC Demons. Loser Moycullen still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with B.Gais Neptune. UL Eagles will meet at home league's leader UCC Demons in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Moycullen will play against B.Gais Neptune (#7) in Cork and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
UL Eagles: R.Taylor 23+1reb+5ast, J.Killeen 16+10reb, N.Campbell 12+4reb+2ast, E.Quigley 10+2reb, R.Lynch 10+4reb, S.King 3+6reb+1ast
Moycullen: P.Sullivan 24+12reb+2ast, P.O'Brien 10+4reb+1ast, S.O'Brien 7+1reb+1ast, I.Burke 6+5reb+1ast, S.Candon 5+1ast, J.O'Brien 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 199661


Killester - DCU Saints 54-67

Another exciting game was played in Dublin between DCU Saints and Killester where DCU Saints (2-1) beat Killester (1-2) on the road 67-54. It was a good game for forward Patrick Glover (193-77) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Mark Nagle (191-90) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American point guard Lawrence Summers (175-83, college: Davidson) answered with 13 points and the former international guard Michael Westbrooks (193-82) added 5 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Killester. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. DCU Saints moved-up to third place, which they share with UCD Marian. Defending champion Killester keeps the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Ballon Inter. DCU Saints will play against UCD Marian (#4) in Dublin in the next round. Killester's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Dublin to the arena Ballon Inter.
Top scorers:
DCU Saints: M.Nagle 18+3reb+1ast, P.Glover 18+6reb+3ast, M.Trimmer 12+6reb, J.Donnelly 5+2reb+2ast, K.Anderson 4+3reb+2ast, M.Chubb 3+3reb+4ast
Killester: L.Summers 13+4reb+3ast, E.Chubb 11+3reb+2ast, A.Casey 6+4reb+1ast, M.Westbrooks 5+10reb+1ast, F.Flood 5+4reb, K.O'Brien 4+8reb
gschID: 199662



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Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Bnei Hasharon 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Eilat 1-0 
 3. Maccabi Rishon 1-0 
 4. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5. Netanya 1-0 
 6. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 7. Maccabi Haifa 0-0 
 8. Elizur Ashkelon 0-1 
 9. Galil Gilboa 0-1 
 10. Hapoel J-M 0-1 
 11. Hapoel T-A 0-1 
 12. Maccabi Ashdod 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 15: Hapoel T-A - Bnei Hasharon 88-96
Oct. 14: Maccabi T-A - Hapoel J-M 88-82
Oct. 14: Netanya - Maccabi Ashdod 87-75
Oct. 14: Hapoel Eilat - Elizur Ashkelon 78-74
Oct. 14: Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Rishon 54-70

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 21: Elizur Ashkelon - Maccabi T-A
Oct. 21: Maccabi Haifa - Galil Gilboa
Oct. 21: Netanya - Bnei Hasharon
Oct. 21: Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Ashdod
Oct. 21: Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel Eilat
Oct. 21: Hapoel J-M - Hapoel T-A


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 29
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.29.0 
 2. Simpson, Maccabi24.0 
 3. Rice, Bnei Hasharon22.0 
 4. Holman, Hapoel Eil.21.0 
 5. Fells, Hapoel J-M21.0 
 6. Moore, Elizur A.20.0 
 7. Logan, Maccabi T-A20.0 
 8. Jones, Bnei H.19.0 
 9. Bradley, Netanya19.0 
 10. Mitchell, Netanya18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eli HOLMAN
  Hapoel Eilat
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Holman, Hapoel Eil.20.0 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.18.0 
 3. Hunter, Galil Gilb.10.0 
 4. Washington, Netan.10.0 
 5. Dove, Elizur Ashke.10.0 
 6. Uter, Maccabi10.0 
 7. Bradley, Netanya10.0 
 8. Duncan, Hapoel J-M9.0 
 9. Wright, Maccabi9.0 
 10. Stitt, Hapoel T-A8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Niv BERKOWITZ
  Bnei H.
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Berkowitz, Bnei H.9.0 
 2. Timor, Hapoel T-A7.0 
 3. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M7.0 
 4. Bradley, Netanya7.0 
 5. Moore, Elizur A.6.0 
 6. Shulman, Netanya6.0 
 7. Hayes, Galil Gilboa6.0 
 8. Logan, Maccabi T-A6.0 
 9. Eliyahu, Maccabi5.0 
 10. Stitt, Hapoel T-A5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lior ELIYAHU
  Maccabi .
  (204-SF-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Eliyahu, Maccabi4.0 
 2. Naor, Hapoel T-A4.0 
 3. Mills, Elizur A.3.0 
 4. Wright, Maccabi3.0 
 5. Lifshitz, Elizur A.3.0 
 6. Sanders, Galil Gil.3.0 
 7. Hanochi, Maccabi3.0 
 8. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 9. Ohayon, Maccabi2.0 
 10. Orland, Netanya2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Uter, Maccabi5.0 
 2. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.2.0 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 4. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 5. Green, Galil Gilboa2.0 
 6. Gabriel, Maccabi2.0 
 7. Dove, Elizur Ashke.2.0 
 8. Dawson, Maccabi1.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi1.0 
 10. Tillman, Hapoel E.1.0 


DaJuan Summers on Gilboa\Galil's target - by Idan Seggev

Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa started off the season very bad with a home defeat to Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion 70-54 on sunday evening. Coach Lior Lubin (agency: Avi Zilberman ) just added recently twon new players, Yaniv Green (204-C-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) and Shmuel Brener (188-PG-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) who looked out of shape yesterday and now the Israeli website, walla Sport, announced that the Israeli team is scouting DaJuan Summers (203-F-88, college: Georgetown), who was drafted at the 35th place in 2009 by the pistons and played there for 3 years. After the 2011 NBA lockout he joined the Hornets and played 16 games with average of 4.4 pts & 1.4 rbs. Now he is at the Charlotte Bobcats trial and in case that he will be cut off, Gilboa will try to sign him.


Welcome to the new 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Winner League just started.

Hapoel T-A - Bnei Hasharon 88-96

Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Rishon 54-70

The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. Galil Gilboa was better in second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Rishon dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Galil Gilboa's 22. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side and American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) accounted for 8 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Kenny Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: Priority Sports) came up with 14 points and 6 assists and the other American import forward Brandon Hunter (201-80, college: Ohio) added 11 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Galil Gilboa in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.


Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 17+10reb+1ast, W.Warren 14+1reb+2ast, N.Hanochi 12+3reb+2ast, L.Jones 11+5reb+2ast, J.Wright 8+9reb+2ast, A.Dagunduro 4+2reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: K.Hayes 14+1reb+6ast, R.Sanders 13+6reb+1ast, B.Hunter 11+10reb, Y.Bet-Yosef 10+2reb+1ast, A.Simhon 4+3reb+2ast, A.Bier-Katz 2+2reb


gschID: 192917


Maccabi T-A - Hapoel J-M 88-82

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel J-M won third quarter 25-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Maccabi T-A won last quarter 22-17. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Hapoel J-M helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 assists. International Lior Eliyahu (204-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Josh Duncan (203-86) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Strategic Sports) added 21 points in the effort for Hapoel J-M.


Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: D.Logan 20+2reb+6ast, L.Eliyahu 12+6reb+5ast, G.Shermadini 12+4reb, Y.Ohayon 12+3reb+3ast, R.Hickman 9+2reb+4ast, M.Thomas 8+4reb+1ast
Hapoel J-M: C.Fells 21+3reb+2ast, C.Smith 16+7reb+1ast, J.Duncan 16+9reb+2ast, J.Pullen 14+2reb+4ast, E.Kadir 7+5reb, M.Tapiro 4+3reb+7ast


gschID: 192918


Netanya - Maccabi Ashdod 87-75

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. GreenTops Netanya made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Jonathan Mitchell (200-87, college: Rutgers) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Moshe Mizrahi (202-80, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GreenTops Netanya keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams.


Top scorers:
Netanya: R.Bradley 19+10reb+7ast, J.Mitchell 18+5reb+4ast, M.Killingsworth 16+8reb+1ast, Y.Orland 15+1reb+1ast, D.Washington 8+10reb+3ast, E.Shulman 7+6ast
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 24+8reb+3ast, K.Gabriel 12+4reb+1ast, M.Mizrahi 12+6reb+1ast, C.Allen 11+1reb+4ast, G.Israeli 8+4reb+1ast, D.Hagag 6+1reb+4ast


gschID: 192916


Hapoel Eilat - Elizur Ashkelon 78-74

Ironi Ashkelon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Hapoel Eilat made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds for the winners. Guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 20 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Four Ironi Ashkelon players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: E.Holman 21+20reb+1ast, S.Hopson 17+2reb+3ast, A.Freeman 17+6reb+3ast, E.Skverer 8+1reb+1ast, J.Tillman 6+7reb, A.Nissim 5+2reb+3ast
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 20+1reb+6ast, M.Dove 15+10reb+2ast, T.Gray 12+6reb+2ast, J.Mills 12+7reb+2ast, L.Lifshitz 5+2reb+2ast, D.Shamriz 4


gschID: 192914



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

SerieA Standings
 1. Banco di Sard. 3-0 
 2. Cimberio VA 3-0 
 3. SAIE3 BO 3-0 
 4. Cantu 2-1 
 5. Montepaschi SI 2-1 
 6. Pesaro 2-1 
 7. Acea Virtus RM 2-1 
 8. Angelico BI 1-2 
 9. Sidigas AV 1-2 
 10. Sutor MGR 1-2 
 11. EA7 Armani 1-2 
 12. Enel Brindisi 1-2 
 13. Umana VE 1-2 
 14. JuveCaserta 1-2 
 15. Trenkwalder RE 0-3 
 16. Vanoli CR 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 14: Pesaro - Umana VE 88-75
Oct. 14: Angelico BI - JuveCaserta 82-65
Oct. 15: Sidigas AV - EA7 Armani 80-58
Oct. 14: Enel Brindisi - Vanoli CR 78-69
Oct. 14: Acea Virtus RM - Trenkwalder RE 77-66
Oct. 15: Cimberio VA - Montepaschi SI 74-67
Oct. 13: Sutor MGR - SAIE3 BO 73-80
Oct. 14: Banco di Sard. - Cantu 65-64

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 21: Montepaschi SI - Pesaro
Oct. 21: EA7 Armani - Acea Virtus RM
Oct. 21: Cantu - Enel Brindisi
Oct. 21: SAIE3 BO - Cimberio VA
Oct. 21: Umana VE - Banco di Sard.
Oct. 21: Vanoli CR - Sidigas AV
Oct. 21: JuveCaserta - Sutor MGR
Oct. 21: Trenkwalder RE - Angelico BI


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 24
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.24.0 
 2. Ere, Cimberio VA22.3 
 3. Harris, Vanoli CR19.7 
 4. Banks, Cimberio VA18.3 
 5. Hasbrouck, SAIE317.7 
 6. Datome, Acea V.17.7 
 7. Dunston, Cimberio.17.3 
 8. Cinciarini, Sutor16.7 
 9. Robinson, Angelico.15.7 
 10. Dragovic, Sidig.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.10.3 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.9.3 
 3. Johnson, Sidigas9.0 
 4. Dragovic, Sidig.8.7 
 5. Ebi, Sidigas AV8.3 
 6. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 7. Burns, Sutor MGR8.0 
 8. Williams, Umana VE7.7 
 9. Gigli, SAIE3 B.7.3 
 10. Akindele, JuveCas.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.7 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA6.3 
 3. Hackett, Montepas.6.0 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.3 
 5. Cavaliero, Pesaro4.0 
 6. Smith, Cantu4.0 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.3.7 
 8. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.3 
 9. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.3 
 10. Poeta, SAIE3 B.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Achille POLONARA
  Cimberio.
  (202-F-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Polonara, Cimberio.3.0 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.3.0 
 3. Hackett, Montepas.3.0 
 4. Ebi, Sidigas AV3.0 
 5. Barbour, Pesaro2.7 
 6. Gibson, Enel Brind.2.7 
 7. Bryan, Pesaro2.3 
 8. Moss, Montepas.2.3 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR2.3 
 10. Leunen, Cantu2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Sidigas AV
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ebi, Sidigas AV2.3 
 2. Simmons, Enel B.2.3 
 3. Johnson, Sidigas2.0 
 4. Lawal, Acea V.1.7 
 5. Ress, Montepas.1.7 
 6. Polonara, Cimberio.1.3 
 7. Brooks, Cantu1.3 
 8. Tyus, Cantu1.3 
 9. Marconato, Umana1.0 
 10. Hendrix, EA7 A.1.0 


Standings - Lega 2

Lega2 Standings
 1. Biancoblu BO 2-0 
 2. Giorgo Tesi PT 2-0 
 3. Givova Scafati 2-0 
 4. Sigma Barcel. 2-0 
 5. Nuovo Napoli 1-1 
 6. Fileni BPA Jesi 1-1 
 7. LeGanberi FO 1-1 
 8. C.de Latte BRE 1-1 
 9. Novipiu Casale 1-1 
 10. Prima Veroli 1-1 
 11. Tezenis VE 1-1 
 12. AcegasAps TR 1-1 
 13. Aget Service IM 0-2 
 14. FCM Ferentino 0-2 
 15. Pall.Trento 0-2 
 16. Upea CdO 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Biancoblu BO - Upea CdO 86-81
Oct. 14: FCM Ferentino - Novipiu Casale 85-90
Oct. 13: C.de Latte BRE - AcegasAps TR 84-67
Oct. 14: Givova Scafati - Pall.Trento 74-72
Oct. 14: Aget Service IM - Prima Veroli 68-81
Oct. 13: Tezenis VE - Fileni BPA Jesi 67-58
Oct. 14: LeGanberi FO - Giorgo Tesi PT 57-84
Oct. 14: Sigma Barcel. - Nuovo Napoli 100-97 OT

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 21: Novipiu Casale - Upea CdO
Oct. 21: Giorgo Tesi PT - Tezenis VE
Oct. 21: Givova Scafati - C.de Latte BRE
Oct. 21: Sigma Barcel. - LeGanberi FO
Oct. 21: Prima Veroli - Pall.Trento
Oct. 21: Fileni BPA Jesi - Biancoblu BO
Oct. 21: Nuovo Napoli - Aget Service IM
Oct. 21: AcegasAps TR - FCM Ferentino


Nic Wise is close to leaving Caserta - by Eurobasket News

Caserta and Nic Wise (178-PG-87, college: Arizona) are reportedly close to parting ways. The point guard had a long story of joining the team this pre-season. First Nic Wise did not pass medical tests in Caserta. However later the guard signed a deal with the team. But it seems it did not work out between Caserta and Nic Wise after all. Last season Nic Wise spent in France. Last season the guard spent in France. He played for Le Havre. Nic Wise notched 15.1 points, 5.6 assists, 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game in ProA. Nic Wise was named into All-French ProA 3rd Team. He was the member of U18, U20 and U21 National Teams.


Upea Capo dOrlando adds Mathis to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Upea Capo dOrlando (Lega 2) added to their roster 35-year old naturalized American guard Donte Mathis (190-85kg-77, college: Texas State at San Marcos, agency: Two Points). Mathis played last season at Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia (Lega2). In 19 Lega2 games last year he recorded 8.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg.
His team made it to the Italian Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals in 2009.
Mathis was also selected to Icelandic League All-Star Game back in 2003.
He has played also professionally in Slovenia (Krka) and Italy (Scavolini Pesaro, Udinese, Ragusa, Aget Service Imola and Novara).
Its very possible he may end his playing career at Upea Capo dOrlando.
Mathis attended Texas State at San Marcos until 1999 and it will be his 14th (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Italian Lega2 round 2 best performance: Troy Bell - by Eurobasket News

American point guard Troy Bell (186-PG-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Sigma Barcel., receiving a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Nuovo Napoli (#5, 1-1) in overtime 100-97. He turned to be Sigma Barcel.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former Boston College star has very solid stats this year. Bell is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.5ppg) and averages impressive 3.0spg and 59.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Rodney Green (195-F/G-88) of Novipiu Casale. Green had a very good evening with 32 points and 5 rebounds. It was enough for Novipiu Casale to edge FCM Ferentino (0-2) 90-85. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Green is a newcomer at Novipiu Casale, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#6).

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Laurence Ekperigin (201-F-88) of FCM Ferentino (#14). Ekperigin scored 24 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Ekperigin's great performance FCM Ferentino lost 85-90 to Novipiu Casale (#9, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. FCM Ferentino can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Ekperigin has individually a great season in Italy. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.0ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 12.0rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jiri Hubalek (208-C-82) of Nuovo Napoli - 27 points and 13 rebounds
5. Erving Walker (172-PG-90) of Prima Veroli - 29 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. J.R. Giddens (196-F/G-85) of C.de Latte BRE - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. D.J. Gay (183-G-89) of Aget Service IM - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Andrea Pecile (187-PG-80) of Biancoblu BO - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Olaseni Lawal (208-F/C-86) of Tezenis VE - 7 points and 15 rebounds
10. Luigi Dordei (202-F-81) of Pall.Trento - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 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)



SerieA Round 3: Three teams remain perfect - by Eurobasket News

Round 3 means everything may happen in SerieA as the season just started.

The game had a very big importance for Banco di Sard. as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Banco di Sard. edged Cantu in Sassari 65-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cantu. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cantu won fourth quarter 18-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Banco di Sard. forced 20 Cantu turnovers. Strangely Cantu outrebounded Banco di Sard. 37-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) who scored 15 points and 8 assists. His fellow American import guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 13 points. Banco di Sard.'s coach Romeo Sacchetti used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jerry Smith (188-87, college: Louisville) who recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Banco di Sard. have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Cimberio VA and SAIE3 BO. Cantu at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Cantu will play next round against Enel Brindisi trying to get back on the winning streak. Banco di Sard. will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Umana Venezia on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Montepaschi Siena (2-1) on the court of leader Cimberio Varese. Visitors were defeated by Cimberio Varese 74-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Montepaschi Siena. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. It was a good game for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Ebi Ere contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Daniel Hackett (200-87, college: USC, agency: Two Points) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Montepaschi Siena. Montepaschi Siena's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cimberio Varese have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Banco di Sard. and SAIE3 BO. Defending champion Montepaschi Siena keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Cimberio Varese will play against SAIE3 BO (#3) in Bologna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Montepaschi Siena will play at home against Scavolini Pesaro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Montegranaro was also quite interesting. Leader SAIE3 BO (3-0) played at the court of 8th ranked Sutor Montegranaro (1-2). SAIE3 BO managed to secure a 7-point victory 80-73 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Angelo Gigli who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Ronald Steele with 22 points. SAIE3 BO have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cimberio VA and Banco di Sard. Loser Sutor Montegranaro keeps the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. SAIE3 BO will meet at home league's second-placed Cimberio Varese in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sutor Montegranaro will play against Juvecaserta (#14) in Caserta.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Avellino. Local Air Avellino (1-2) outscored higher ranked Armani Milano (1-2) 80-58. It was a quality performance for Ndudi Ebi who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Air Avellino left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Armani Milano. Air Avellino's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Vanoli Cremona (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game.

Other games of round 3 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
winless Trenkwalder RE was defeated by Acea Virtus RM in Roma 77-66. Angelico BI beat JuveCaserta at home 82-65. Umana VE lost to Pesaro on the opponent's court 75-88. Enel Brindisi managed to outperform Vanoli CR in a home game 78-69.
The best stats of 3rd round was 28 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Russell Robinson of Angelico BI.


Sidigas AV - EA7 Armani 80-58

The game with biggest result difference took place in Avellino. Local Air Avellino (1-2) outscored higher ranked Armani Milano (1-2) 80-58. It looked good early as Armani Milano took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Air Avellino had a 22-11 second period charge getting the lead and Armani Milano was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 58-80. Air Avellino forced 20 Armani Milano turnovers and outrebounded them 44-30 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a quality performance for Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. American-Panamanian Levour Warren (196-81, college: S.Carolina, agency: SportsTalent) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four Air Avellino players scored in double figures. American power forward Richard Hendrix (204-86, college: Alabama) came up with 10 points and 7 rebounds and American-Montenegrin point guard Omar-Sharif Cook (188-82, college: St.John's, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points respectively for Armani Milano in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Air Avellino left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Armani Milano. Air Avellino's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Vanoli Cremona (#16) on the road and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Sidigas AV: N.Ebi 19+11reb, N.Dragovic 18+7reb, L.Warren 16+7reb+2ast, M.Shakur 12+6reb+7ast, J.Richardson 8+8reb+2ast, P.Biligha 5+2reb
EA7 Armani: O.Cook 12+3ast, R.Hendrix 10+7reb, M.Hairston 9+2reb+2ast, A.Fotsis 7+6reb, N.Melli 6+3reb+1ast, K.Langford 5+2ast
gschID: 185439


Cimberio VA - Montepaschi SI 74-67

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Montepaschi Siena (2-1) on the court of leader Cimberio Varese. Visitors were defeated by Cimberio Varese 74-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Montepaschi Siena. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-17 Montepaschi Siena's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 74-67 at the end of the game. Cimberio Varese made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a good game for American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Nigerian-American swingman Ebi Ere (195-81, college: Oklahoma) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Cimberio Varese players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Daniel Hackett (200-87, college: USC, agency: Two Points) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Croatian center Mario Kasun (213-80) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Montepaschi Siena. Montepaschi Siena's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cimberio Varese have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Banco di Sard. and SAIE3 BO. Defending champion Montepaschi Siena keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Cimberio Varese will play against SAIE3 BO (#3) in Bologna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Montepaschi Siena will play at home against Scavolini Pesaro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cimberio VA: E.Ere 20+5reb+3ast, M.Green 16+5reb+8ast, A.Banks 14+4reb+2ast, B.Dunston 12+7reb, A.De Nicolao 5+1reb+1ast, A.Polonara 4+10reb
Montepaschi SI: D.Hackett 20+6reb+6ast, M.Kasun 16+7reb, M.Carraretto 8+3reb, K.Kangur 7+3reb, D.Moss 5+3reb+2ast, B.Brown 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185438


Acea Virtus RM - Trenkwalder RE 77-66

There was no surprise when Trenkwalder RE (0-3) was defeated on the road by Lottomatica Roma (2-1) 77-66. The game was mostly controlled by Lottomatica Roma. Trenkwalder RE was better in fourth quarter 26-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lottomatica Roma made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Lottomatica Roma outrebounded Trenkwalder RE 40-27 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Lottomatica Roma especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for international forward Luigi Datome (203-87) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Polish forward Olek Czyz (200-90, college: Nevada, agency: Priority Sports) accounted for 15 points for the winning side. American-Swiss Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and international point guard Andrea Cinciarini (190-86) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for Trenkwalder RE in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lottomatica Roma moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Trenkwalder RE still closes the standings with three games lost. Lottomatica Roma's next round opponent will be Armani Milano (#11) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Trenkwalder RE will play against Angelico Biella (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Acea Virtus RM: O.Czyz 15+4reb+1ast, P.Goss 15+3reb, L.Datome 13+8reb+2ast, P.Lorant 10+2reb, G.Lawal 8+8reb, J.Taylor 6+3reb+6ast
Trenkwalder RE: G.Brunner 20+12reb+3ast, A.Cinciarini 16+1reb+4ast, D.Taylor 11+1reb+1ast, D.James 6+1reb, M.Antonutti 4+2reb, M.Jeremic 3+2reb
gschID: 185441


Angelico BI - JuveCaserta 82-65

There was a small surprise when Angelico Biella (1-2) defeated at home Juvecaserta (1-2) 82-65. The game without a history. Angelico Biella led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Angelico Biella forced 23 Juvecaserta turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American-Guinean guard Russell Robinson (185-86) who led the winners and scored 28 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American forward Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) accounted for 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St.) came up with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-89, agency: Beo Basket) added 13 points and 12 rebounds respectively for Juvecaserta in the defeat. Juvecaserta's coach Stefano Sacripanti tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Angelico Biella left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Juvecaserta. Angelico Biella's next round opponent will be Trenkwalder RE (#15) in Reggio Emilia and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: R.Robinson 28+7reb+4ast, C.Brackins 21+10reb, M.Lagana 8+2reb, G.Jurak 8+1reb+1ast, N.Jaramaz 7+4reb+3ast, J.Mavunga 4+2reb+1ast
JuveCaserta: J.Akindele 21+5reb+1ast, S.Jelovac 13+12reb, E.Chatfield 13+3reb+4ast, G.Maresca 6+1reb, M.Mordente 6+4ast, A.Michelori 6+4reb
gschID: 185440


Pesaro - Umana VE 88-75

Scavolini Pesaro used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Venezia 88-75. The game was mostly controlled by Scavolini Pesaro. Umana Venezia was better in fourth quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Scavolini Pesaro made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Umana Venezia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for the former international center Andrea Crosariol (211-84, college: Fair Dickinson) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Five Scavolini Pesaro players scored in double figures. French forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine) came up with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American center Eric Williams (206-84, college: Wake Forest) added 7 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Umana Venezia in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Scavolini Pesaro (2-1) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Umana Venezia at the other side keeps the eighth position with two games lost. Scavolini Pesaro's next round opponent will be Montepaschi Siena (#5) on the road. Umana Venezia will play against the league's leader Banco di Sard. in Sassari.
Top scorers:
Pesaro: A.Crosariol 18+7reb+1ast, A.Barbour 16+6reb+3ast, L.Mack 14+7reb, R.Hamilton 13+3reb+3ast, D.Cavaliero 13+1reb+6ast, A.Traini 6
Umana VE: Y.Diawara 14+8reb, I.Zoroski 12+2reb, K.Kee Clark 11+2reb, M.Bulleri 9+3reb, S.Szewczyk 7+4reb, E.Williams 7+10reb+1ast
gschID: 185437


Banco di Sard. - Cantu 65-64

The game had a very big importance for Banco di Sard. as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Banco di Sard. edged Cantu in Sassari 65-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cantu. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cantu won fourth quarter 18-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Banco di Sard. forced 20 Cantu turnovers. Strangely Cantu outrebounded Banco di Sard. 37-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) who scored 15 points and 8 assists. His fellow American import guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 13 points. Four Banco di Sard. players scored in double figures. Banco di Sard.'s coach Romeo Sacchetti used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jerry Smith (188-87, college: Louisville) who recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Georgian Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Banco di Sard. have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Cimberio VA and SAIE3 BO. Cantu at the other side dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Cantu will play next round against Enel Brindisi trying to get back on the winning streak. Banco di Sard. will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Umana Venezia on the road.
Top scorers:
Banco di Sard.: T.Diener 15+4reb+8ast, D.Diener 13+2reb+3ast, M.Thornton 12+3ast, M.Ignerski 11+4reb, T.Easley 9+4reb, B.Sacchetti 3+2reb
Cantu: M.Markoishvili 16+5reb+3ast, J.Smith 15+5reb+5ast, J.Brooks 11+6reb+1ast, A.Tyus 7+2reb, M.Cusin 6+4reb, P.Aradori 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 185436


Enel Brindisi - Vanoli CR 78-69

Enel Brindisi used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Cremona 78-69. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-19 Vanoli Cremona's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 78-69 at the end of the game. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Jonathan Gibson (182-87, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who led the winners and scored 21 points. American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) accounted for 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Enel Brindisi's coach Pier Luigi Bucchi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) came up with 30 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Jarrius Jackson (188-85, college: Texas Tech) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Vanoli Cremona in the defeat. Enel Brindisi (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 6 other teams. It was Vanoli Cremona's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Enel Brindisi's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cantu (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vanoli Cremona will play against Air Avellino (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Enel Brindisi: J.Gibson 21+2reb, K.Ndoja 13+1reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 10+3reb+2ast, C.Simmons 9+9reb+2ast, A.Robinson 8+5reb, M.Formenti 6+3reb+2ast
Vanoli CR: L.Harris 30+5reb+1ast, J.Jackson 19+6reb, A.Johnson 9+1reb+3ast, A.Stipanovic 6+4reb, T.Kotti 3+4reb+1ast, S.Huff 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 185443


Sutor MGR - SAIE3 BO 73-80

The game in Montegranaro was also quite interesting. SAIE3 BO (3-0) played at the court of Sutor Montegranaro (1-2). SAIE3 BO managed to secure a 7-point victory 80-73 on Saturday. Sutor Montegranaro was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-14 charge of SAIE3 BO, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international Angelo Gigli (209-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Kenny Hasbrouck (191-86, college: Siena) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. Five SAIE3 BO players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Ronald Steele (187-86, college: Alabama, agency: SportsTalent) with 22 points and the former international guard Daniele Cinciarini (194-83) scored 13 points. SAIE3 BO have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cimberio VA and Banco di Sard. Loser Sutor Montegranaro keeps the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. SAIE3 BO will meet at home league's second-placed Cimberio Varese in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sutor Montegranaro will play against Juvecaserta (#14) in Caserta.
Top scorers:
SAIE3 BO: K.Hasbrouck 19+5reb+1ast, A.Gigli 15+10reb, V.Gaddefors 14+9reb, G.Poeta 11+6ast, S.Smith 11+7reb+3ast, R.Minard 8+3reb+2ast
Sutor MGR: R.Steele 22+3reb+2ast, D.Cinciarini 13+3reb+3ast, T.Slay 10+3reb, C.Burns 9+7reb+1ast, K.Johnson 7+1reb+3ast, R.Freimanis 6+2reb
gschID: 185442



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Standings - BJ League

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 14: Akita NH - Toyama Grouses 90-58
Oct. 14: Hamamatsu P. - Oita H.Devils 89-72
Oct. 14: Chiba Jets - Tokyo Cinq R. 82-84
Oct. 14: Shimane SM - Fukuoka Rizing 81-64
Oct. 14: Saitama Bron. - Yokohama BC 71-88
Oct. 14: Sendai 89ers - Iwate Big Bulls 68-70
Oct. 14: Osaka Evessa - Takamatsu FA 66-69
Oct. 14: Gunma - Shinshu BW 62-83
Oct. 14: Miyazaki SS - Shiga L-Stars 53-75

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 20: Oita H.Devils - Kyoto Hannar.
Oct. 20: Iwate Big Bulls - Chiba Jets
Oct. 20: Akita NH - Gunma
Oct. 20: Niigata Albirex - Tokyo Cinq R.
Oct. 20: Toyama Grouses - Sendai 89ers
Oct. 20: Shinshu BW - Saitama Bron.
Oct. 20: Shiga L-Stars - Osaka Evessa
Oct. 20: Shimane SM - Miyazaki SS
Oct. 20: Takamatsu FA - Okinawa GK
Oct. 20: Fukuoka Rizing - Hamamatsu P.
Oct. 20: Oita H.Devils - Kyoto Hannar.


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Hamamats.
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Galloway, Hamamats.18.5 
 2. Orr, Saitama Bron.17.3 
 3. Coble, Sendai 89ers17.3 
 4. Joho, Toyama G.16.0 
 5. Tatsuhiko, Gunma14.8 
 6. Parmer, Hamamats.14.3 
 7. Blackledge, Iwate13.3 
 8. Witcher, Gunma13.0 
 9. Mito, Toyama G.13.0 
 10. Takahashi, Iwate12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam WILLARD
  Sendai 89ers
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Willard, Sendai 89.13.3 
 2. Galloway, Hamamats.12.3 
 3. Blackledge, Iwate11.8 
 4. Fuqua, Hamamats.11.3 
 5. Jacob, Toyama G.10.0 
 6. Brown, Toyama G.9.5 
 7. Clarke, Sendai9.5 
 8. Parmer, Hamamats.8.3 
 9. Garcia, Toyama G.8.0 
 10. Witcher, Gunma6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kenya TOMORI
  Gunma
  (177-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Tomori, Gunma5.8 
 2. Shimura, Sendai4.8 
 3. Galloway, Hamamats.4.3 
 4. Brown, Toyama G.4.3 
 5. Orr, Saitama Bron.4.0 
 6. Joho, Toyama G.3.3 
 7. Okada, Gunma3.0 
 8. Mito, Toyama G.3.0 
 9. Masato, Iwate B.2.8 
 10. Dixon, Iwate B.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takehiko SHIMURA
  Sendai
  (160-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Shimura, Sendai2.8 
 2. Brown, Toyama G.2.5 
 3. Okada, Gunma2.0 
 4. Orr, Saitama Bron.2.0 
 5. Masato, Iwate B.2.0 
 6. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.0 
 7. Dixon, Iwate B.1.8 
 8. Suzuki, Gunma1.8 
 9. Willard, Sendai 89.1.5 
 10. Blackledge, Iwate1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Blackledge, Iwate5.0 
 2. Orr, Saitama Bron.2.7 
 3. Brown, Toyama G.1.8 
 4. Garcia, Toyama G.1.3 
 5. Coleman, Sendai1.3 
 6. Galloway, Hamamats.1.0 
 7. Fuqua, Hamamats.0.8 
 8. Parmer, Hamamats.0.8 
 9. Sneed, Iwate B.0.5 
 10. Clarke, Sendai0.5 


Darren Fenn agreed terms with Hitachi Sunrockers, ex Art.Dragons - by Eurobasket News

Hitachi Sunrockers (JBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old American center Darren Fenn (208-108kg-80, college: Canisius, agency: Three Eye Sports). Fenn has played for the last four years at Art.Dragons in German BBL league. In 56 BBL games last season he recorded 10.6ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Fenn is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Bosna ASA BHT), France, Italy, Kosovo (Trepca), Russia (Ural Great) and Germany (Brose Baskets and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven).
Fenn attended Canisius College until 2001 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



BJ League Round 3: Hamamatsu Phoenix defeats Oita Heat Devils - by Eurobasket News

This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in BJ League and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Oita Heat Devils (1-1) in Mikawa on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (2-2) 89-72. The game was mostly controlled by Hamamatsu Phoenix. Oita Heat Devils managed to win third quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 29 personal fouls committed by Oita Heat Devils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern, agency: Top Notch Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Elbert Fuqua (211-83, college: UTSA, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Taj Finger (205-86) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Oita Heat Devils. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Toyama Grouses. Oita Heat Devils at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Hamamatsu Phoenix is looking forward to face Fukuoka Rizing (#8) on the road in the next round. Oita Heat Devils will play against Kyoto Hannar. and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Sendai. Leader Iwate Big Bulls (4-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Sendai 89ers (1-3) 70-68 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a great evening for American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Top Notch Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds. Reggie Okosa helped adding 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Karron Clarke (198-85, college: De Paul) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Iwate Big Bulls have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Sendai 89ers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will play against Chiba Jets (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sendai 89ers will play against Toyama Grouses to get more than just one victory in their record.
A very close game took place in Osaka between Takamatsu FA and Osaka Evessa. Leader Takamatsu FA (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over bottom-ranked Osaka Evessa (0-2). Takamatsu FA managed to escape with a 3-point win 69-66 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Dexter Lyons who led the winners and scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Nathan Walkup came up with 16 points for Osaka Evessa in the defeat. Takamatsu FA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Osaka Evessa still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Takamatsu FA will meet at home league's leader Okinawa GK in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Osaka Evessa will play against Shiga L-Stars (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-1) against ninth ranked Shiga L-Stars (1-1) on Sunday night. Host Miyazaki Shining Suns were crushed by Shiga L-Stars in Miyazaki 75-53. The best player for the winners was Dionisio Gomez Camargo who scored 18 points and 8 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. Shiga L-Stars left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Miyazaki Shining Suns. Shiga L-Stars' next round opponent will be Osaka Evessa (#10) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against the league's second-placed Shimane Magic (#2).
An interesting game for Akita Happinets (2-0) which hosted in Akita second-best Toyama Grouses (2-2). Leader Akita Happinets had an easy win 90-58. American players dominated also this game. It was a good game for Dion Harris who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. 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. Akita Happinets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Toyama Grouses dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Akita Happinets will face Gunma (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Toyama Grouses will play against Sendai 89ers (#8).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 3: Tokyo Cinq R. beat Chiba Jets on the road 84-82. Shimane SM won against Fukuoka Rizing on its own court 81-64. Yokohama BC managed to outperform Saitama Bron. in a road game 88-71. Winless Gunma lost to undefeated Shinshu BW at home 62-83.
The most impressive performance of 3rd round was 21 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists by Masayuki Kabaya of Yokohama BC.


Hamamatsu P. - Oita H.Devils 89-72

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Oita Heat Devils (1-1) in Mikawa on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (2-2) 89-72. The game was mostly controlled by Hamamatsu Phoenix. Oita Heat Devils managed to win third quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 29 personal fouls committed by Oita Heat Devils helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Kevin Galloway (200-88, college: Texas Southern, agency: Top Notch Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Elbert Fuqua (211-83, college: UTSA, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Hamamatsu Phoenix players scored in double figures. Forward Taj Finger (205-86) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Oita Heat Devils. Hamamatsu Phoenix moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Toyama Grouses. Oita Heat Devils at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Hamamatsu Phoenix is looking forward to face Fukuoka Rizing (#8) on the road in the next round. Oita Heat Devils will play against Kyoto Hannar. and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hamamatsu P.: K.Galloway 29+10reb+4ast, E.Fuqua 21+12reb+1ast, M.Ohguchi 12+2reb+2ast, J.Parmer 12+10reb+3ast, Y.Tsubasa 8+2reb+2ast, S.Nakanishi 3+3reb
Oita H.Devils: T.Finger 18+7reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 15+5reb+2ast, W.White 12+9reb+4ast, N.Takushi 8+1reb+8ast, M.Lottich 8+6reb+2ast, I.Kersulyte 6+2reb
gschID: 200350


Chiba Jets - Tokyo Cinq R. 82-84

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Tokyo Cinq R. (1-1) edged on the road 4th placed Chiba Jets (1-1) 84-82 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 24-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Tokyo Cinq R. made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. Tokyo Cinq R. outrebounded Chiba Jets 39-28 including 24 on the defensive glass. Chiba Jets were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American center Jared Carter (216-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Worth to mention Carter played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Four Tokyo Cinq R. players scored in double figures. American swingman D'Andre Bell (198-87, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Cameroonian forward Serge Angounou (202-83, college: Arizona St., agency: SDJ Sports) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Chiba Jets. Tokyo Cinq R. left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Chiba Jets. Tokyo Cinq R. will face Niigata Albirex (#9) on the road in the next round. Chiba Jets will play against the league's leader Iwate Big Bulls (#1).
Top scorers:
Tokyo Cinq R.: J.Jones 23+7reb+1ast, C.Aoki 14+4reb+4ast, J.Carter 13+16reb+2ast, H.Takada 10+2reb+1ast, A.Inoue 8+2reb, R.Barrett 8+6reb
Chiba Jets: D.Bell 21+8reb+1ast, S.Angounou 20+7reb+3ast, S.Isshiki 11+2reb+1ast, R.Itakura 9+3reb+2ast, J.Werner 7+3reb+1ast, T.Kensuke 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 200349


Sendai 89ers - Iwate Big Bulls 68-70

Important game to mention about took place in Sendai. Leader Iwate Big Bulls (4-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Sendai 89ers (1-3) 70-68 on Sunday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Sendai 89ers were ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 18-10 charge of Iwate Big Bulls, which allowed them to win the game. Sendai 89ers were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Top Notch Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 17 rebounds. Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: Top Notch Sports) helped adding 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Karron Clarke (198-85, college: De Paul) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific) scored 6 points and 11 rebounds. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Iwate Big Bulls have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Sendai 89ers lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will play against Chiba Jets (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Sendai 89ers will play against Toyama Grouses to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Masato 13+4reb+1ast, C.Dixon 11+4reb+3ast, L.Blackledge 11+17reb+1ast, D.Sneed 10+3reb+1ast, R.Okosa 9+8reb+4ast, K.Takahashi 7+1ast
Sendai 89ers: K.Clarke 20+16reb+3ast, K.Coble 11+2reb+2ast, S.Coleman 9+5reb, T.Shimura 7+7ast, T.Komoda 7+4reb+2ast, S.Willard 6+11reb+3ast
gschID: 200346


Miyazaki SS - Shiga L-Stars 53-75

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-1) against ninth ranked Shiga L-Stars (1-1) on Sunday night. Host Miyazaki Shining Suns were crushed by Shiga L-Stars in Miyazaki 75-53. The game was mostly controlled by Shiga L-Stars. Miyazaki Shining Suns was better in second period 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Miyazaki Shining Suns helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) who recorded 26 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Marshall Brown (199-85, college: Missouri) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shiga L-Stars left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Miyazaki Shining Suns. Shiga L-Stars' next round opponent will be Osaka Evessa (#10) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against the league's second-placed Shimane Magic (#2).
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: D.Gomez Camargo 18+8reb+2ast, R.Nixon 15+7reb, A.Aboya 10+10reb, W.Arnold 10+4reb+1ast, S.Ogawa 8+4reb+1ast, T.Fujiwara 6+1reb
Miyazaki SS: D.Keller 26+5reb, M.Brown 13+7reb+4ast, L.Cunningham 6+5reb, H.Otsuka 3+1reb, D.Little 2+4reb, K.Ito 2+8reb
gschID: 200353


Shimane SM - Fukuoka Rizing 81-64

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Fukuoka Rizing (0-2) lost on the road to leader Shimane Magic (2-0) 81-64 on Sunday. The game without a history. Shimane Magic led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Shimane Magic outrebounded Fukuoka Rizing 37-23 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St., agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 7 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Fukuoka Rizing. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shimane Magic keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Fukuoka Rizing still closes the standings with two games lost. Shimane Magic will face Miyazaki Shining Suns (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Fukuoka Rizing will play against Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: B.Freeman 20+2reb, M.Parker 20+11reb, Y.Hikino 10+1ast, K.Yamabuchi 9+1reb+1ast, B.Puckett 7+14reb+1ast, S.Nakama 5+2reb+2ast
Fukuoka Rizing: A.Takeno 16+2ast, J.Ashby 13+7reb, J.Peppers 13+4reb, R.Warren 8+10reb, J.Nakanishi 6+2reb, Z.Johnson 3
gschID: 200352


Osaka Evessa - Takamatsu FA 66-69

A very close game took place in Osaka between Takamatsu FA and Osaka Evessa. Leader Takamatsu FA (2-0) got a very close victory on the road over bottom-ranked Osaka Evessa (0-2). Takamatsu FA managed to escape with a 3-point win 69-66 on Sunday evening. Osaka Evessa cut a 18-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. It was an exceptional evening for American swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) who led the winners and scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Paul Williams (208-83, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: I.D.S. Law) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four Takamatsu FA players scored in double figures. Takamatsu FA's coach Kenzo Maeda used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Nathan Walkup (200-88, college: Texas A&M, agency: SDJ Sports) came up with 16 points and point guard Masashi Obuchi (182-83) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Osaka Evessa in the defeat. Takamatsu FA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Osaka Evessa still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Takamatsu FA will meet at home league's leader Okinawa GK in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Osaka Evessa will play against Shiga L-Stars (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: M.Kita 14+2reb+2ast, P.Williams 14+9reb, B.Penn 13+5reb+1ast, D.Lyons 11+9reb+3ast, H.Kikuchi 7+7reb+3ast, R.Johnson 6+8reb
Osaka Evessa: N.Walkup 16+3reb+3ast, M.Obuchi 13+6reb+2ast, S.Konno 9+1reb+1ast, Y.Tachibana 6+2reb, D.Cox 6+11reb+1ast, T.Kawabe 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 200351


Saitama Bron. - Yokohama BC 71-88

Rather predictable result when leader Yokohama BC (2-0) won against on the road bottom-ranked Saitama Broncos (0-2) 88-71 on Sunday. Yokohama BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. It was a good game for American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Swingman Masayuki Kabaya (183-82) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. point guard Takuma Yamashiro (167-85) answered with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists and American power forward Randall Orr (207-82, college: Georgia Perimeter) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Saitama Broncos. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Yokohama BC keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Saitama Broncos still closes the standings with two games lost. Yokohama BC will have a break next round. Saitama Broncos will play on the road against Shinshu BW (#3) in Nagano and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: T.Kennedy 22+7reb+3ast, M.Kabaya 21+6reb+9ast, D.Burns 12+14reb+11ast, P.Faye 10+11reb, S.Hisayama 9+1reb+1ast, S.Kouno 5
Saitama Bron.: R.Orr 18+8reb+3ast, Y.Kitamuki 18+3reb+3ast, T.Yamashiro 12+9reb+9ast, J.Humphrey 7+7reb+2ast, K.Yahata 5+2reb, A.Scott 4+3reb
gschID: 200348


Gunma - Shinshu BW 62-83

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Gunma (0-4) was outscored at home by leader Shinshu BW (2-0) 83-62 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Shinshu BW. Gunma was better in third quarter 25-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Gunma to just 7 points in first and second quarters and to 14 points in first half. They outrebounded Gunma 47-31 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gunma was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) contributed with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. Swingman Shingo Okada (186-83) answered with 11 points and guard Kenya Tomori (177-84) added 7 points and 6 assists in the effort for Gunma. 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. Shinshu BW keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Newly promoted Gunma still closes the standings with four games lost. Shinshu BW will face Saitama Broncos (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gunma will play against the league's second-placed Akita Happinets and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: J.Green 18+12reb+2ast, W.Marshall 15+8reb+4ast, T.Goya 13+4reb+1ast, E.Morris 11+7reb+3ast, S.Yosuke 11+4reb+3ast, D.Curry 8+8reb+3ast
Gunma: L.Witcher 11+2reb, S.Okada 11+4reb+1ast, D.Brown 9+6reb, T.Tatsuhiko 8+5reb+2ast, K.Tomori 7+2reb+6ast, T.Granado 5+5reb
gschID: 200347


Akita NH - Toyama Grouses 90-58

An interesting game for Akita Happinets (2-0) which hosted in Akita second-best Toyama Grouses (2-2). Leader Akita Happinets had an easy win 90-58. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 32 points. Toyama Grouses were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. It was a good game for guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) contributed with 9 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. Forward Jeremy Jacob (203-87, college: Oregon) answered with 7 points and 15 rebounds and forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Toyama Grouses. 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. Akita Happinets keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Toyama Grouses dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Akita Happinets will face Gunma (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Toyama Grouses will play against Sendai 89ers (#8).
Top scorers:
Akita NH: D.Harris 26+5reb+4ast, Y.Kikuchi 13+1reb+2ast, S.Taguchi 12+2reb+2ast, J.Demercy 10+6reb+2ast, T.Cummings 9+11reb+1ast, M.Kato 5+6reb
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 14+2reb, I.Brown 11+6reb+2ast, T.Fujie 7, J.Jacob 7+15reb, A.Garcia 7+8reb+1ast, T.Mito 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 200345



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Barsy Atyrau register first victory in Baltic League season - by Eurobasket News

Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 64:81

Barsy Atyrau celebrated the first win in the Baltic League season. The Kazakh team outscored Rapla at the Sadolin Sports Hall to improve at 1-2 record. Vadim Matyukevych (208-C-80) nailed 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the visitors. Rapla fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Barsy started the game strong. They ensured a 25:12 lead after ten minutes. The Kazakh team secured a 43:30 halftime advantage. Rapla turned things around in the third term. The home side cut the deficit to a single point at the final break 52:53. However Barsy went on a massive 28:12 run in the final period and secured the victory at the end. Dmitro Antonets (198-F-88) finished with 17 points, while Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) had 11 points in the win. Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) answered with 12 points for Rapla. Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) and Indrek Kajupank (200-F-88) provided 11 points each in the loss.

Rapla: Rait-Riivo Laane 12, Raido Ringmets 11, Indrek Kajupank 11
Barsy Atyrau: Vadim Matyukevych 19+14 boards, Dmitro Antonets 17, Edgaras Zelionis 11



BC Astana beat Ukrainian Azovmash in VTB league - by Eurobasket News

BC Astana beat Ukrainian Azovmash in VTB league for 2-1 record. The team from Kazakhstan celebrated a 75:72 win. BC Azovmash was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-18 charge of BC Astana, which allowed them to win the game. They made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. David Simon (208-C-82, college: IPFW) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Rawle Marshall (201-SF-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Oakland) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Lynn Greer added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Azovmash.
Earlier Khimky overcame BC Astana 104:75. Khimky led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for guard Vitaliy Fridzon who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 assists. Petteri Koponen contributed with 13 points and 7 assists for the winners. David Simon answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Jerry Johnson (182-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for BC Astana.



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KPA drowns Co-op Bank - by Eurobasket News

KPA basketball team
2011 KBF Premier League Champions Cooperative Bank suffered a dent to their title defense chase after going down to Kenya Ports Authority 67-73.The loss is the 5th for Co-op Bank this season and if current leaders KCB Lions manage to beat KPA on Sunday at the Nyayo Gymnasium then Co-op Bank have to step up their game ahead of the palyoffs.
KPA point guard Alex Lugasi while speaking to michezoafrika.com after the match was delighted with the outcome of the match pointing out that the win was a big morale booster to their attempt of wanting to win the 2012 title , "beating Co-op Bank was a huge boost. We are now focusing on winning the match against KCB on Sunday".

KPA will go against KCB on Sunday from 4:30 pm at the Nyayo Gymnasium.
SATURDAY RESULTS
NYTA SHIMBA 20/54 VS SAFE SPACES 12/43
12/08/12/22 07/05/18/13
15 pts Sarah Anyango 20 pts Peninah Nthenya
12 pts Maureen Andalia 09 pts Lynette Atieno

K.A.A. 46/97 VS A.N.U. 18/43
23/23/27/34 10/08/13/13
45 pts Franklyne Delano 12 pts Bryan Jarret
11 pts George Otieno

NAIROBI AVIATION 18/66 VS K.U. PIRATES 25/54
14/04/23/21 16/09/19/10
14 pts Ben Oluoch (181-G-74) 08 pts Robert Otieno
13 pts Eben Wafula
K.C.A.-U 36/61 VS NAKURU CLUB 25/63
20/16/05/20 10/15/21/17
23 pts Alphonce Muchiri 28 pts Joseph Okerio
10 pts Richard Mungai
MENNONITES 53/83 VS TERROR 37/78
24/29/18/12 10/14/25/16
26 pts Steve Mc'odongo 20 pts Frank Manyala
16 pts Felix Odhiambo 12 pts Enock Ogecha

COOPBANK 34/67 VS K.P.A. 28/73
15/19/10/23 19/09/18/27
12 pts Joseph Khaemba 21 pts Patrick Kirui
12 pts Jaqmes Mwangi 19 pts Martin Gitonga
11 pts Robert Mugabe
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com/



Ulinzi targeting Top three finish - by Eurobasket News

Ulinzi basketball team is targeting a top 3 finish in the Kenya Basketball Federation according to Coach Eliud Nzioka. The team has had aresurgence in form despite a poor start to the league back in April.
The latest victims of the Defence Forces wrath were Mombasa based Kenya Ports Authority whom they beat 71-66 last Saturday at the KPA Gymnasium. According to Nzioka teams in the league should be wary of his team since their main aim is to win all their remaining matches, we had a bad start but as I told you then it was temporary. Majority of the missing players came back and the way I see it we can beat any team.
The teams in the league will head to the play-offs after the end of the second leg and the position that each team holds will be essential when it comes to the pooling of the play-offs and this why Nzioka projects a top 3 finish will be in favor of his side, in the play-offs the 1st team will meet the 8th placed team, the 2nd team meets the 7th placed team and the sequence continues like that so if you manage a good standing at the end of the 2nd leg it means that you will find a weaker team compared to yourself thus increasing the chances of proceeding. But whichever team we will have to meet my side is more than ready.
Ulinzi currently has 5 more matches to play and are placed 3rd in the standings.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com/



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LBL Round 3: Jelgava defeats Jurmala - by Eurobasket News

There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of LBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The most surprising game was the first loss of Jurmala (1-1) on the court of Jelgava on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Jelgava 88-85. The hosts trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 30-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 31 personal fouls committed by Jurmala helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for swingman Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Forward Atis Ozols (199-81) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Jurmala. Jelgava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jurmala will play on the road against U18 in Riga and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of Valmiera (1-1) against Liepaja (1-1) on Saturday night. Visiting Valmiera was defeated by Liepaja in Liepaja 84-73. It was a great evening for Arturs Bricis (196-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Ernestas Ezerskis helped adding 11 points and 8 assists. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was guard Janis Kaufmanis (186-89) with 16 points. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Ventspils (2-0) played at the court of Jekabpils (1-2). Ventspils smashed Jekabpils 92-63 on Saturday. It was an exceptional evening for Akselis Vairogs who led the winners and scored 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). P.J. Hill jr. came up with 22 points for Jekabpils in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jekabpils will play against Latvijas Universitate (#3) in Riga.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Riga: Latvijas Universitate (#5) and Barons kvartals (#9). Latvijas Universitate (2-1) won against visiting Barons kvartals (0-2) 67-57. The best player for the winners was Zanis Peiners who scored 30 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Latvijas Universitate's next round opponent will be Jekabpils (#8) which should be theoretically an easy game.


LU - Barons kvartals 67-57

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Riga: Latvijas Universitate (#5) and Barons kvartals (#9). Latvijas Universitate (2-1) won against visiting Barons kvartals (0-2) 67-57. It looked good early as Barons kvartals took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Latvijas Universitate took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 10 points. Latvijas Universitate shot 24 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Barons kvartals only scored three points from the stripe. 31 personal fouls committed by Barons kvartals helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) who scored 30 points. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Salvis Metra (195-84) who recorded 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) added 7 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Latvijas Universitate's next round opponent will be Jekabpils which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 30+1reb+1ast, K.Dargais 17+13reb, K.Strazdins 6+11reb, M.Vitols 5+4reb+2ast, I.Aizpurs 4+5reb, M.Dargis 3+4reb+1ast
Barons kvartals: S.Metra 16+4reb+5ast, A.Brunins 10+2reb, M.Gulbis 7+8reb+3ast, I.Bergmanis 7+1reb+3ast, A.Epners 6+3reb, D.Zonne 4
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Jelgava - Jurmala 88-85

The most surprising game was the first loss of Jurmala (1-1) on the court of Jelgava on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Jelgava 88-85. The hosts trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 30-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 31 personal fouls committed by Jurmala helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Forward Atis Ozols (199-81) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Kendrix Brown (190-90, college: William & Mary) added 20 points in the effort for Jurmala. Jelgava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jurmala will play on the road against U18 in Riga and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: E.Krumins 21+5reb+2ast, S.Silavs 19+4reb+2ast, L.Mizis 13+9reb+1ast, K.Chamberlain 13+7reb+1ast, A.Lagzdins 11+1reb, K.Kanbergs 8+3reb+4ast
Jurmala: K.Brown 20+2reb+3ast, A.Ozols 15+8reb+3ast, R.Stumbris 11+3reb+1ast, J.Dilevka 10+5reb+1ast, R.Mednis 7+6reb, U.Vilums 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 197975


Liepaja - Valmiera 84-73

Very important is a road loss of Valmiera (1-1) against Liepaja (1-1) on Saturday night. Visiting Valmiera was defeated by Liepaja in Liepaja 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by Liepaja. Valmiera was better in fourth quarter 26-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Liepaja shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. It was a great evening for Arturs Bricis (196-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Lithuanian point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (187-87) helped adding 11 points and 8 assists. Liepaja's coach Guntis Endzels allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was guard Janis Kaufmanis (186-89) with 16 points and the former international power forward Pavels Veselovs (207-83, agency: Players Group) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: A.Ate 17+3reb+1ast, A.Bricis 14+5reb+6ast, R.Magone 11+5reb+2ast, E.Ezerskis 11+2reb+8ast, T.Leiteris 10+4reb, I.Jakovics 9+4reb+2ast
Valmiera: J.Kaufmanis 16+3reb+3ast, P.Veselovs 12+9reb, A.Butjankovs 12+5reb, V.Iljins 12+2reb, J.Berzins 12+7reb+2ast, K.Krumins 7+4reb+7ast
gschID: 197974


Jekabpils - Ventspils 63-92

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Ventspils (2-0) played at the court of Jekabpils (1-2). Ventspils smashed Jekabpils 92-63 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Ventspils. Jekabpils managed to win third quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ventspils forced 19 Jekabpils turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Ventspils looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Jekabpils' players. It was an exceptional evening for international forward Akselis Vairogs (195-85, agency: Players Group) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 5 assists and 4 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). International forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Ventspils players scored in double figures. American forward P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) came up with 22 points and the other American import center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Jekabpils in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ventspils will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jekabpils will play against Latvijas Universitate in Riga.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: J.Timma 17+6reb+1ast, A.Vairogs 16+4reb+5ast, M.Meiers 14+3reb+1ast, M.Laksa 14+2reb, D.Lejasmeiers 9+1reb+3ast, D.Sims 7+1reb+9ast
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 22+1reb+3ast, T.O'Brien 14+11reb, A.Vitols 10+3reb+1ast, M.Hlebowicki 5+6reb+2ast, O.Virsis 3+1ast, K.Piternieks 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197976



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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 0-0 
 2. Amchit 0-0 
 3. Anibal 0-0 
 4. Antranik 0-0 
 5. Bejjeh 0-0 
 6. Byblos 0-0 
 7. Champville 0-0 
 8. Hoops 0-0 
 9. Moutahed 0-0 
 10. Sagesse 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 27: Bejjeh - Al Riyadi
Oct. 27: Antranik - Champville
Oct. 27: Byblos - Moutahed
Oct. 28: Sagesse - Hoops
Oct. 28: Anibal - Amchit


Latest news about the upcoming Lebanese League - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

The season 2012-2013 is expected to be one of the most exciting seasons ever in the History of the Lebanese League especially in the presence of 6 teams that can take games from each other.
Champville, the 2011-2012 Champion is looking to defend its title , the team made a historical achievement last season by winning the league title in the finals against Anibal. Riyadi who lost the title after 7 consecutive seasons is looking to regain the precious one for this reason they signed a very big name in coaching Slobodan Subotic. Sagesse another 7 consecutive seasons champion is working to bring back the good days , they signed Fouad Abou Chakra with hopes he can establish a dynasty. Moutahed the two time finalist is working hard to come back to the final 4 and why not the Finals , they signed Coach Jean - Denis Choulet who have a 12 years experience with Roan in France Pro A. a new comer Amchit Club is looking very ambitious this year , having a new facility in the Amchit area and signing many key players with an experience Lebanese League Coach Alan Abbaz the team looks to have a very successful first season in the Lebanese League. Byblos the team whos causing for all teams many problems in the past seasons is working very hard this year have a very competitive team , they have a new wooden floor in their court and signed many ket local and foreign players who will put the team for sure among the list of teams to watch.

The latest Transactions in the Lebanese Clubs:

Champville:
Arrivals: Hussein Khatib, Anis Feghali , Nadim Souaid , Sevag Ketenjian , Terry Reyshawn.
Departures: Elie Estephan, Mohamad Ibrahim.

Riyadi Beirut :
Arrivals: Slobodan Subotic (Coach), Ahmad Ibrahim, Miguel Martinez, Loren Woods.
Departures: Fouad Abou Chakra (Coach)

Sagesse Beirut :
Arrivals: Fouad Abou Chakra (Coach), Aaron Harper, Deshawn Simms, Charles Tabet ,Philipp Tabet, Elias Rustom, Elie Estephan, Mohamad Ibrahim.
Departures: Miguel Martinez , Sabah Khouri , Joey Accaoui,Charbel Sokhen,

Moutahed Tripoli :
Arrivals: Jean Dennis Choulet (Coach), Marc Salyers, Rony Fahed, Roy Samaha.
Departures: Bassem Balaa , Omar Ayoubi , Elias Rustom .

Amchit :
Arrivals: Alain Abbaz (Coach), Sabah Khouri , Mohamad Hamdar , Matthew Freije, Ghaleb Reda ,Pape Saw.

Byblos :
Arrivals: Mike Fraser , Jasmon Youngblood, Omat Ayoubi, Mazen Mneimneh



Latest news about the upcoming Lebanese League - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

The season 2012-2013 is expected to be one of the most exciting seasons ever in the History of the Lebanese League especially in the presence of 6 teams that can take games from each other.
Champville, the 2011-2012 Champion is looking to defend its title , the team made a historical achievement last season by winning the league title in the finals against Anibal. Riyadi who lost the title after 7 consecutive seasons is looking to regain the precious one for this reason they signed a very big name in coaching Slobodan Subotic. Sagesse another 7 consecutive seasons champion is working to bring back the good days , they signed Fouad Abou Chakra with hopes he can establish a dynasty. Moutahed the two time finalist is working hard to come back to the final 4 and why not the Finals , they signed Coach Jean - Denis Choulet who have a 12 years experience with Roan in France Pro A. a new comer Amchit Club is looking very ambitious this year , having a new facility in the Amchit area and signing many key players with an experience Lebanese League Coach Alan Abbaz the team looks to have a very successful first season in the Lebanese League. Byblos the team whos causing for all teams many problems in the past seasons is working very hard this year have a very competitive team , they have a new wooden floor in their court and signed many ket local and foreign players who will put the team for sure among the list of teams to watch.

The latest Transactions in the Lebanese Clubs:

Champville:
Arrivals : Hussein Khatib, Anis Feghali , Nadim Souaid , Sevag Ketenjian , Terry Reyshawn.
Departures: Elie Estephan, Mohamad Ibrahim.

Riyadi Beirut :
Arrivals : Slobodan Subotic (Coach), Ahmad Ibrahim, Miguel Martinez, Loren Woods.
Departures: Fouad Abou Chakra (Coach)

Sagesse Beirut :
Arrivals : Fouad Abou Chakra (Coach), Aaron Harper, Deshawn Simms, Charles Tabet ,Philipp Tabet, Elias Rustom, Elie Estephan, Mohamad Ibrahim.
Departures: Miguel Martinez , Sabah Khouri , Joey Accaoui,Charbel Sokhen,

Moutahed Tripoli :
Arrivals : Jean Dennis Choulet (Coach), Marc Salyers, Rony Fahed, Roy Samaha, Kevin Houston.
Departures: Bassem Balaa , Omar Ayoubi , Elias Rustom .

Amchit :
Arrivals : Alain Abbaz (Coach), Sabah Khouri , Mohamad Hamdar , Matthew Freije, Ghaleb Reda ,Pape Saw, Austin Johnson.

Byblos :
Arrivals : Mike Fraser , Jasmon Youngblood, Omat Ayoubi, Mazen Mneimneh


The latest picture of the Lebanese Clubs will be known before one week of the start of the season which will be on the 27th of October 2012.



Asia Club Championship: Riyadi storm past Belent - by Eurobasket News

Riyadi - Belent 116:54

Riyadi opened their title defence at the Asia Club Championship in style. The Lebanese powerhouse stamped Belent of Turkmenistan in the opener. Amir Saoud (188-G-91) came up with 23 points to lead the winners.
Riyadi exploded with 35 points in the first quarter to clear off. The Lebanese team held Belent to just 6 points in the second quarter to boost the gap. The Turkmenistan side trailed by as many as 48 points at halftime 16:64. Riyadi kept their opponents at bay throughout the second half cruising to a comfortable victory. Wael Arakji (192-G-94) provided 16 points, while Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) and Ahmad Ibrahim (200-G/F-92, college: Rice) contributed 15 points each for the winners. Aleksandr Kozlov (201-F-82) answered with 21 points for Belent. Samender Juginisov (202-F-87) netted 10 points in defeat.

Riyadi: Amir Saoud 23, Wael Arakji 16, Loren Woods 15, Ahmad Ibrahim 15
Belent: Aleksandr Kozlov 21, Samender Juginisov 10



Moutahed close to Kevin Houston - by Eurobasket News

Al Moutahed Tripoli (Division A) is close to add to their roster 27-year old American point guard Kevin Houston (178-82kg-85, college: Long Beach State, agency: Interperformances). Houston played last season at STB Le Havre in French ProA. In 7 ProA games he recorded 9.9ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.1apg. Houston helped them to make it to the cup semifinals. He also played at Cholet in ProA earlier that season. In 4 ProA games he averaged 3.8ppg and 1.5apg. The other team Houston played that season for was Apoel in Cypriot Division A.
Houston was also selected to French ProA All-Star Game back in 2009.
He has played also professionally in Venezuela (Cocodrilos) and ABA (Gladiators).
Houston attended Long Beach State until 2007 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) - by Eurobasket News

Upcoming Events:
1. NBL 2012 -2013 League season will be launched soon, may be 1st week of November. All teams shall be formally informed. Please remember that there is registration fee attached to it and licenses. New teams are also encouraged to register this coming season.
2. Summer Slam tournament will be held in December featuring Themba and Good Fellaz to defend title. Full details of the tournament will also be announced soon.
3. Word is that there might be a big invitational tournament in Joburg end of January so, interested teams must take note of this and start making preparations
*Driven by Passion*
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com/



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Lietuvos rytas and Zalgiris improve in VTB League - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos rytas and Zalgiris improve in VTB League after the latest victories. Lietuvos rytas celebrated the initial victory for 1-2 record after 81:70 over Russian Krasnie Krilya. Mindaugas Katelynas orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points and 7 rebounds. Janis Blums (191-SG-82) contributed with 11 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. Chester Simmons (196-G-82, college: Washington) replied with 31 points and Aaron Miles (186-G-83, college: Kansas) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Krasnie Krilya.
Zalgiris meanwhile needed overtime to beat Triumph 80:76 in Group B. The Lithuanian team improved to 2-0 record. Lavrinovic top-scored for the winners with 20 points, while Darden and Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) netted 16 each. Yuval Naimy (188-PG-85) answered with 27 points in the losing effort.



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Luxembourg Diekirch League round 4 best performance: Eric Jeitz - by Eurobasket News

Former international guard Eric Jeitz (191-G-86) had a great game in the last round for Amicale, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, six rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Residence (#8, 1-3) 96-88. Amicale maintains the 3rd position in Luxembourg Diekirch League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Amicale will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Jeitz had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Amicale, through which he has constantly improved. Eric Jeitz has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (9th best: 3.3apg) and averages impressive 59.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Mychal Green (193-G/F-83) of Soleuvre. Green had a very good evening with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Soleuvre to another comfortable win 81-64 over Basket Esch (#9, 0-4) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Soleuvre to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Green is a newcomer at Soleuvre, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.3ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 3.5apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84) of Black Star (#10). McDaniel scored 28 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite McDaniel's great performance Black Star lost 68-85 to the higher-ranked Musel Pikes (#5, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Black Star can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for McDaniel he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. McDaniel has individually a great season in Luxembourg. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.5ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 10.0rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kasey Ulin (181-PG-82) of Sparta - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Reggie Golson (201-F-81) of Amicale - 19 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Elton Frazier (196-F-88) of Contern - 28 points and 7 rebounds
7. Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87) of Etzella - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Nelson Delgado (188-G/F-80) of Etzella - 27 points and 3 rebounds
9. Brandon Gary (202-F/C-83) of Musel Pikes - 24 points and 8 rebounds
10. Stefan Svitek (203-F/C-77) of Basket Esch - 19 points and 11 rebounds

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



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Asia Club Championship: Mahram coast past Falcon - by Eurobasket News

Mahram - Falcon 121:66

Mahram got to the winning start of their Asia Club Championship. The Iranian powerhouse fired past Falcon of Mongolia in the opener. Samad Nik Khahbahrami (199-F-83) came up with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the winners.
Mahram ensured a stunning start to the game. They erupted for 46 points in the first quarter to pile up a 29-point advantage. The Iranian team stayed in full control throughout the second quarter. They registered a 71:33 halftime advantage. Mahram did not slow down in the second half. Mahram fired 31 points in the third term building an unassailable 52-point advantage. They never looked back en route to the victory. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) had 17 points, while Hamed Afagh (190-SG-83) contributed 15 points for the winners. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) answered with 18 points for Falcon. Bolortugla Purevjev chipped in 16 points in the loss.

Mahram: Samad Nik Khahbahrami 21+11 assists+10 boards, Ratko Varda 17, Hamed Afagh 15
Falcon: Nemekhbayar Battulga 18, Bolortugla Purevjev 16



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All most show time Dawg!!! - by Brandon Roberson

Hello Montenegro! Whats been up Eurobasket!?! Well let me start this blog off by saying God is good all the time and what another blessed opportunity he has gave me to share some of my experiences here in Rozaje.

Thank God that the preseason training & friendly games are finally in the bag and the season is just a week away and man are we super excited to open the season up on Oct. 20th against Teodo Tivat a good solid ball club that also competes in the Balkan League, but were looking to steal this one on the road and head back to the city of Rozaje 1-0. Since my first interview with Eurobasket Ive picked up on a few things like the language and how things are done in this city, I remember when I first got here I couldnt understand anything now during practice and out in public, I kind of understand a few things. I can speak a few words here & their on my own not quite fluent as I want it to be but its getting better. Its so funny because in practice now Im always mimicking the coach and players on how the way they talk and act and everybody just starts dying laughing every time and its the same for me they will mimic the way I talk and act as well just that alone brings us closer together as a unit, its nothing like working hard everyday and having a good time while doing so with the ones you will be going to war with this season thats what you call FAMILY! Every now and then on the weekends I spend my time in Serbia at my teammates house since were right on the boarder it only take a hour 30min. so its worth it, his family welcomes me with arms wide open, I also got a chance to catch my first ever European soccer game Novi Pazar vs. Donji Srem. Man that was a great experience for me never really was a soccer fan but after watching it live you should see me now Im all into it like its the NBA playoffs and by the way (Novi Pazar) won 2-0 I think Im a fan now hahaha! Before I go I want to send a s/o to my guys Srdjan Premovic & Goran Premovic with Europe Basketball Academy for the advice and guidance that they provide me with.

Here are 6 interesting facts for my fan that I think they should know about.

1.) My favorite (NBA) team is the Lakers my favorite player of course is Kobe Bryant! because hes a winner with a killers mind set and has the heart of the biggest Lion. 2.) My favorite (NFL) team is the Philadelphia Eagles but a big S/O to my home team Houston Texans! I think they will probably make the super bawl this year. 3.) I love playing NBA2k on Xbox two teams a play with are Lakers & OKC if you think you got game holla at me. 4.) The artists I jam to be every game are. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mann, Yo Gotti and Allstar aka #StarLito. 5.) Since Im overseas alone I spend my down time on Youtube and social networks like Facebook and Twitter you can follow me on twitter @The_Real_Brob to find out more inside stuff that goes on in my world. 6.)My favorite food is seafood Im like Forrest Forrest Gump! when it comes to my shrimp because you can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it. LOL!!!

One last thing I want the fans to know is that in Rozaje! we #GrindHard everyday #TeamIBAR

Signing out -B.ROB



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Kings waive Cyril Awere - by Eurobasket News

The Sacramento Kings waived Cyril Awere (6'11''-C-85). The Nigerian centre joined the Kings in the pre-season. He did not however play in the first pre-season clash for the Kings. Last season the centre spent in Tunisia. Cyril Awere played for Stade Nabeulien. His stats read 12.8 points, 11.3 boards and 2.6 blocks per game. Cyril Awere led his team to D1 Final. Previously Cyril Awere had spells in PBL, Iran, Bahrain, Poland. He was the member of U21, U22 Nigerian National Teams. The centre also debuted for the Nigerian National Team back in 2003.


Spurs and Grizzlies earn pre-season wins - by Eurobasket News

The San Antonio Spurs clinched the third pre-season success. They rolled over the Houston Rockets 116:107 at the Toyota Center. Wesley Witherspoon (6'9''-G/F-90) provided 17 points to lead the winners. The Spurs improved at 3-1 record in pre-season action. The Spurs built a 27:16 lead after the first quarter. San Antonio came up with 64 points in the second half to seal the win. DeJuan Blair (6'7''-F/C-89, college: Pittsburgh) provided 16 points, while Danny Green (6'6''-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) added 15 points for the winners. Donatas Motiejunas (7'0''-F/C-90, agency: Interperformances) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Rockets. Omer Asik (7'0''-C-86) and Gary Forbes (6'7''-G/F-85, college: Virginia) had 13 points apiece in the loss.
The Grizzlies registered the second victory as they shot down the Atlanta Hawks 110:102 at the FedExForum. Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.) nailed 18 points for the winning side. Atlanta led by as many as 8 points twelve minutes into the game. But the Grizzlies used a 33:20 in the third term to take an 8-point lead with one period remaining. The Grizzlies hang on to the lead in the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) posted 17 points, while Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) added 14 points for the home side. Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) answered with 13 points for the Hawks. Morrow netted 12 points in the losing case.



Cavs waive Kelenna Azubuike - by Eurobasket News

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived Kelenna Azubuike (6'5''-G/F-83, college: Kentucky). The roster now stands at 17. The forward joined the team in pre-season. The British-US player appeared in one pre-season game. He tallied 6 points and 3 boards for the Cavs. Last season Kelenna Azubuike spent between D-League and NBA. He played for the Texas Legends in D-League. His stats read 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per appearance. Kelenna Azubuike also appeared in four games in the Dallas Mavericks jersey. He notched 2.5 points per game in the NBA.


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UNLV picks up well-traveled, talented wing Jelan Kendrick - by Rick Ross

Courtesy of CBSSPORTS.COM

UNLV is the latest to roll the dice on Jelan Kendrick (6'6''-G-91).
The talented 6-foot-7 wing began his career at Memphis but never played a game for the Tigers.
He then landed at Ole Miss, where he lasted one season,
averaged 5.1 points per game and was suspended by coach Andy Kennedy.

Now he's headed to play for Dave Rice after spending this season at
Indian Hills Community College in Iowa.

I believe it's been a learning experience for me,
Kendrick told CBSSports on Saturday.
I've become a better person and my goal at
UNLV is to help them win a national title and reach my final destination as an NBA player.

There are few who have questioned Kendrick's natural abilities.
However, he understands he needs to prove people wrong and that he's changed.

I understand that, he said. But my view is so much better now.
I think I've matured as a person. I know this is my final chance.



The University of Akron Opens 2012-13 Season with First Practice - by Eurobasket News

AKRON, Ohio The University of Akron men's basketball took the first step towards defending its 2012 Mid-American Conference Regular Season title on Friday, opening the 2012-13 season with its official first practice at James A. Rhodes Arena.

The first practice comes 19 days before the Zips take the court in their first exhibition contest of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 31, against Tiffin. Akron opens the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9, at Coastal Carolina.

Akron returns eight letterwinners and four starters from last year's squad, led by Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year Zeke Marshall. UA also returns starts Alex Abreu (Second-Team All-MAC), Chauncey Gilliam and Brian Walsh.

The Zips also return a lot of depth in Josh Egner, Nick Harney (6'7''-F-90), Deji Ibitayo and Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell. Luke Avsec (5'10''-G), Carmelo Betancourt (5'11''-G-92), Pat Forsythe, Blake Justice (6'3''-G-92), Jake Kretzer and Reggie McAdams (6'7'') will provide Akron with added depth at all five positions.

Both Athlon Sports and Lindy's named the Zips as one of the favorites to win the MAC. Lindy's predicts Akron to win the league while Athlon tabbed UA second in the MAC East.

The Zips enter the 2012-13 season as the defending MAC Regular Season champions for the first time since joining the league in 1992 and advanced to a league-record sixth-straight MAC Tournament title game (second-longest active streak in the nation). UA appeared in the NIT for the fifth time in program history, the third under Dambrot, and played in the postseason for the fifth-straight season, falling 76-74 at Northwestern on March 13, 2012.

UA is just one of seven teams to have posted at least 22 victories in each of the last seven seasons, joined by the likes of Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Utah State. Over the last eight seasons, all under Dambrot, the Zips have posted 184 victories, tied for 31st nationally among all Division I teams.

Season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at ZipsTickets.com, by phone at 1-888-99-AKRON (25766) or in person at the Akron Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field (located at 375 E. Exchange Street, near Gate 1 at the southwest corner of the venue, at the intersection of E. Exchange and S. Union streets), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET.
Courtesy of: http://www.gozips.com



Sun Devil Men's Hoops Preview For 2012-13 - by Eurobasket News

If practice makes perfect, the Sun Devil backcourt should be pretty good.


Sun Devil head coach Herb Sendek enters his 20th season as a head coach with a strong feeling about his group.

There are the on-paper reasons...a 7-2 center who really came on strong last year.

A local top-50 recruit playing the point guard spot who has had more than 450,000 views of this highlight video.

Two proven Division I transfers who can shoot it.

But a big reason is the attitude of the team.

There is a good mix of experience with three seniors, a lot of players that finished strong, three experienced newcomers (yes, that is possible) and two new staff members who have been a part of the greatest basketball league on the planet. The Nov. 10 opening game (matching the earliest start date in Sun Devil history) will be here faster than Jahii Carson can get from baseline to baseline.

"I have been around this group since last April at all kinds of events and skill sessions, doing community service at Andre House and even just hanging around the Weatherup Center, and I can guarantee you it is a great bunch of Sun Devils who will be easy to cheer for," notes Coach Sendek, the 2009-10 Pac-10 Coach of the Year. "It starts with the seniors and goes right through the roster. Guys showed improvement last year and will show it this year from the summer to October. They have had a great summer and an efficient fall. We are really excited about this season for a variety of reasons."


Rarely do assistant coach hirings register, but Coach Sendek thought outside the box in the late summer when he had to fill two spots. One went to NBA assistant Larry Greer, considered one of the best advance scouts in the NBA. The other went to Eric Musselman who had been a head coach in more than 750 professional basketball games. No, he didn't start coaching in high school. But he did at 23.

"Larry and Eric bring so much to the table," notes Sendek. "Think of all the games they have been a part of and all the basketball experience they have. I am really excited to continue to learn from them and I know that Coach (associate head coach Dedrique) Taylor has been busy helping them learn about the college game."

Had a great talk with Eric Musselman, Arizona State's new assistant coach, on Sunday night. He 's one of best basketball minds I know!


No question chemistry and consistency has been an issue recently. In the past two seasons ASU has used 23 starting lineups. Last year's 12 starting lineups was the most since 2003-04 and in its past 36 Pac-12 games its full complement of healthy players have been available in just 20 of the games.

So one could look at the list of players returning and see only one double-digit scorer, question the emergence of a big man who averaged 4.0 points per game and try to figure out who is going to score, but in looking beyond a PDF of a stat page there are some intriguing numbers and players to talk about. Exhibit A is 7-2 junior Jordan Bachynski.

"From the middle of January through the Arizona game where he was being double-teamed, I think Jordan was the most improved player in the league," says Coach Sendek, who also earned conference coach of the year honors in the MAC (1994-95) and ACC (2003-04). "He didn't play any basketball for three years due to an injury his senior year in high school and then his LDS mission, but those final 13 games last year gave him a tremendous amount of positive momentum."

How good was he in the final 13 games? Two games jump out on the box scores. He scored a career-high 20 in Feb. 2 game at Stanford and had 19 vs. USC on Feb. 26. One area of improvement was his free throw shooting. He entered the Stanford Feb. 2 game 20-of-50 (.400) for the season and 40-of-90 (.444) in his career, but was 10-of-12 (.833) in that game. He was 33-of-47 (.702) at the charity stripe in those final 13 games, in the first 21 games he was 20-of-50 (.400). He had seven double-figure scoring games in those 13 games. On the defensive end in the 18 Pac-12 games he averaged 1.67 blocks per game (30), third in the loop. He posted 26 blocks in the final 13 games.

"Man...did he finish the season strong," says Coach Sendek. "We're really excited about his return. We think we have a good 7-0 combination with Ruslan and Jordan."

Ruslan Pateev averaged 16.7 minutes and shot .545 from the floor last year and has 67 career blocks. He has played in 79 games in his career, and the coaching staff has been impressed with his offseason improvements. You don't have to go far back in Sun Devil lore to find an example of a big man making huge strides from junior to senior season. Eric Boateng, who played on the 2012 Great Britain Olympic squad, averaged 8.2 minutes and 2.0 rebounds in 2008-09. One year later he was an impact player in the Pac-12 at 27.1 minutes, shot .665 from the field and averaged 8.8 points and 7.2 boards per game.

"Ruslan understood how important this summer was and we are expecting a solid senior season from him."


Solid senior seasons are expected from two other players as well. Carrick Felix has shown flashes of brilliance and has track-athlete athleticism. Chris Colvin started slow last season after a year of junior college, but down the stretch controlled the pace and led ASU to a pair of late season wins over USC and Arizona.

"Carrick is engaging and charismatic and that is appreciated by a coaching staff," notes Coach Sendek. "We want to put him in the right places to make sure he can succeed each game and each play."

Already with his undergraduate degree in hand and studying for his master's, Carrick notched the fifth 20-point game of his career with a career-best 23 on March 4 in the Arizona win, including an 8-of-9 performance from the foul line. Is it a case as how Carrick goes is how ASU goes? He did lead the team scoring (14.4 points per game) in the wins but dropped to 8.8 in the losses. Toss in that ASU's scoring margin last year as -5.6 points per game, and you probably have a big key in how the Sun Devils can win games in 2012-13.

Lost in the chatter about three players who practiced last year and will play this year in the backcourt is the improved play of senior Chris Colvin last season. "There were some bumps in the road early for Chris, but anyone who follows us knows he finished on a strong note; especially with that game winning shot against USC and a fine performance in the Arizona win," notes Coach Sendek of the Chicago-area product. "

Colvin had his best floor-general game of the season in the March 4 high-level Arizona win matching career-high with nine assists and just two turnovers. In his final 15 games he averaged 8.7 points (fourth on the team), 31.1 minutes and had 75 assists (5.0 per game) and had six double-figure scoring games in that time, including a career-best 18 at Washington State (Feb. 18). He is another one that you almost have to cut the season in half when talking about statistics. All parts of his game became much better over time and it is shown by the final 15 games.

FIRST 16 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 15 GAMES FOR CHRIS
MINUTES PER GAME: 20.3/31.1
POINTS PER GAME: 4.9/8.7
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .277 (18-65)/.406 (41-101)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .250 (5-20)/.375 (12-32)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 2.8/5.0

Speaking of improving as the year went on, the Sun Devils had a guy who might have been overlooked for the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team last year. If you look at his league stats, Jon Gilling was a great find for the Sun Devils and most importantly a perfect fit for the Herb Sendek system which always has produced good three-point shooters.

"As Jon became familiar with campus, school and the level of play in the league, he just continued to get better," notes Sendek. "Once he finished his first semester and became comfortable, he became a real threat."

Gilling, like Felix, had one of his best games of the year in the March 4 Arizona win with 21 points including 5-of-6 from the three-point stripe. How good was Gilling late as compared to early? In his first eight games he averaged 8.8 minutes, while in the final 22 games he averaged nine points and had eight double-figure games in the final 18 tilts. He was good on the road, as he averaged 14.5 points on the USC/UCLA Road trip.

FIRST 9 GAMES OF SEASON/FINAL 22 GAMES FOR JON
MINUTES PER GAME: 8.8/29.9
POINTS PER GAME: 1.9/9.0
FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: .357 (5-14)/.424 (64-151)
THREE-POINT PERCENTAGE: .357 (5-14)/.417 (48-115)
ASSISTS PER GAME: 0.3/2.2
REBOUNDS PER GAME: 0.5/2.3

His 31.9 minutes per Pac-12 contest is seventh-most by a freshman in Sun Devil history, while his 53 three pointers is fifth best all-time and just four less than noted marksman Eddie House made in his freshman year. And when compared to other freshman in the league last year, he was simply overlooked. In Pac-12 statistics only among freshmen, he was second in minutes per game (31.9), second in three-pointers (42), second in three-point percentage (.416) and fifth in points per game. Those returners all posted promising finishes. But there is no doubt that the key to the season could be the players who could only practice. Not games, just practice. And one of them has been on the Sun Devil radar since September of 2010. Mesa High School graduate Jahii Carson could only practice last year, but he is bigger, faster and stronger and at about 175 pounds, is ready to take what he learned on the practice court last year and put it to use.

As one media member put it well, his wait is about to end in a good way.

There is no denying he is exciting. But overlooked in those crazy hops is a solid floor general game. He makes free throws. He gets in the lane. He can score (as in 58 points in his final high school game). But above all, he makes others around him better.

"Simply put, we can't wait to watch Jahii in a uniform in a game," says Coach Sendek. "Every Sun Devil should be really excited to watch him. He is dynamic and explosive. One of our responsibilities as coaches, and really the part I enjoy as much as any other, is putting our guys in the best position to be successful and I think Jahii obviously has some real gifts in the open floor. I think he's going to be particularly good at using ball screens. He's a guy that can really create shots not only for himself but his teammates and so I think he will allow us to open some things up and in particular do some fun things with pick and roll that we probably weren't in as good of a position to do this past year."

But two other practice players from last year could actually be the key to the season. Evan Gordon and Scottsdale native Bo Barnes already have great collegiate experience. Barnes set the Hawaii three-pointer freshman record two years ago with 57 long shots made, while Gordon led Liberty in scoring.Gordon with an old-school game according to a teammate,quietly led Liberty in scoring in his sophomore year, can shoot it and score it, and has basketball in his blood. His brother is NBA standout Eric.

Smart folks know he is one of the most underrated transfers in the nation this year.

"Evan just has the innate ability to score," says Coach Sendek. "He's a very serious player and extremely hard worker and although he'll be a junior he'll be in his fourth year of college this year. That can't be overlooked. He has a lot of experience."

Three local products close the scholarship players, as 6-10 Eric Jacobsen (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton High School), guard Calaen Robinson (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol High School) and 6-8 jumping jack Kenny Martin (Glendale, Ariz./Glendale Ellis High School). Dave Whitmore and Jarrett Upchurch round out the roster, along with Richie Edwards, who transferred from Valparaiso and will have one year to play and will add depth to the practice squad this year the way Gordon and Barnes did last year. "I really am excited to coach this group. We have a chance in the backcourt to really compete and push the ball at a fast pace with Jahii. Evan, Bo and Jon should benefit from Chris and Jahii's ability to penetrate. And we need Jordan to pick up where he left off last year and for Carrick and Ruslan to have Eric Boateng-like senior seasons. That can all happen."

"We open a new era in the Pac-12 on Jan. 2 with the Pac-12 Networks and look forward to variety in the conference schedule this year with conference games on Wednesdays for the first time," notes Coach Sendek. "We have some new faces and could have a lot of changes in what we do, both subtle and obvious. We had some good momentum towards the latter part of last season with Carrick (Felix), Jordan (Bachynski), Jon (Gilling), Chris (Colvin) and Ruslan (Pateev) playing well and making big improvements in their game."

Arizona State will play 19 home games for just the second time in school history (other was in 2009-10), and will travel to Lubbock to face Texas Tech for the first time since the 1988-89 season. The Red Raiders and Sun Devils will play on Dec. 22. ASU last visited Lubbock on Dec. 8, 1988 with ASU winning 81-75. Texas Tech will return the trip in 2013-14 to Tempe.

Click here for the 2012-13 Sun Devil Men's Basketball Schedule

A Big East team will visit Wells Fargo Arena for the first time since the 1993-94 season, as DePaul will play in Tempe on Wednesday, Dec. 12. ASU beat Villanova 73-62 in overtime on Dec. 29, 1993, the last time a Big East team came to Wells Fargo Arena. ASU will return the trip to Chicago in 2013-14. In the past decade, only four Pac-12 teams have hosted a Big East team in regular season play. "Our league will be back to being as competitive as any in the nation. We also look forward to two trips to Las Vegas where we know many Sun Devils reside."

The Sun Devils will open the Pac-12 season at home for the first time since the 2007-08 season. ASU will host Utah on Wednesday, Jan. 2, the first Pac-12 game of the season as the rest of the league opens on Thursday. The previous four seasons ASU has opened on the road against Arizona, Oregon State, UCLA and Stanford. ASU is opening on Wednesday to avoid a conflict with the Fiesta Bowl played on Thursday, Jan. 3.
Courtesy of: http://www.thesundevils.com



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UAH Men's Hoops Picked To Finish First Again - by Eurobasket News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. For the third consecutive year, the University of Alabama in Huntsville men's basketball team has been selected as the favorite in the Gulf South Conference, and the team was the only one in the league to feature multiple selections to the Preseason All-GSC Team as announced by the league office Thursday.

For the second straight season, the Chargers were selected unanimously to win the conference by the GSC's head coaches, notching all seven first-place votes to total 49 points. A year ago, UAH won 29 games for the second straight season while advancing to the Elite Eight also for a second straight year.

Following the Blue and White was Christian Brothers with 36 points, and West Georgia placed third in the preseason poll with 30 points. UWG narrowly edged out West Alabama who received 29 points to be picked fourth, and North Alabama (26 points) rounded out the top five. Delta State and Valdosta State finished in a tie for sixth with 20 points, and West Florida rounded out the poll with 14 points.

Newcomers to the league Shorter and Union will play a full conference schedule but are not eligible for postseason play and thus were not included in the poll.

Also for the third straight season, UAH seniors Zane Campbell and Jaime Smith landed on the Preseason All-GSC Team after leading the Chargers to the league's regular season and tournament titles and a second consecutive NCAA South Region championship. Smith led the nation and the conference in 3-point field goal percentage a season ago while finishing third in scoring average, and Campbell was third in the league in field goal percentage and blocked shots while also placing in the top 10 in points per game.

The GSC also announced the top newcomers for the 2012-13 season, and the Chargers were represented by Wayne Dedrick and Greg Gardner (6'7''-F). Both freshmen, Dedrick hails from Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he played last at Hillcrest High School, and Gardner comes to the Rocket City from Indianapolis and Bishop Chatard High School.

Midnight Madness for the Chargers will be held Friday night, and UAH will first hit the floor when it opens the home slate on Nov. 9 against Point Loma Nazarene before travelling to Manhattan, Kan., to face North Texas in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Nov. 12.
Courtesy of: http://www.uahchargers.com



West Liberty Men No. 1 in Preseason Hoops Poll - by Eurobasket News

BEAVERTON, Ore. With all five starters returning from a second consecutive 30-win season and Elite Eight run, West Liberty's high-flying Hilltoppers are No. 1 in the Division II Bulletin's 2012-13 men's basketball preseason rankings.

The Division II Bulletin has released an annual Preseason Top 25 each year since 1991 and is celebrating its 22nd anniversary during the 2012-13 season.

Head coach Jim Crutchfield , who ranks No. 1 among all NCAA men's coaches in winning percentage (207-43, .828), brings back his entire regular rotation from last year's 32-3 squad which followed up its third straight West Virginia Conference championship by defending its NCAA Division II Atlantic Region crown and earning a second straight trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight national championships.

His Hilltoppers return all five starters, led by All-America senior guard Alex Falk (6'3''-G) (18.0 ppg.), All-WVIAC junior backcourter Cedric Harris (15.8 ppg.) and 2012 WVIAC Freshman of the Year C.J. Hester (14.4 ppg.). Rounding out the returning starters are senior guard Tim Hausfeld (12.3 ppg.) and senior forward Chris Morrow (12.9 ppg.).

Additional depth and scoring punch will be provided by sophomore guard Shawn Dyer (6'0''-G), who averaged 11.5 ppg. in a reserve role last winter, along with junior forwards Keene Cockburn and Nick Brown, who saw significant action in all but a handful of games. Also expected to make their presence felt this season are promising redshirt freshmen Kelvin Bubby Goodwin and Mike Lamberti.

Franklin Pierce (N.H.) is No. 2 in the Division II Bulletin rankings with Findlay (Ohio), Washburn (Kan.) and Metro State (Colo.) rounding out the top five. Alabama-Huntsville is No. 6, followed by Colorado School of Mines, defending national champion Western Washington, Bellarmine (Ky.) and Seattle Pacific. The University of Charleston, which earned an NCAA Division II Atlantic Region bid after carrying West Liberty to overtime in the WVIAC Tournament championship game, was among several schools listed as Teams to Watch.

The national spotlight will shine on the Hilltoppers early as West Liberty travels to No. 3 Findlay on Nov. 14 in what shapes up as an important early-season showdown. The Oilers, then ranked No. 7 in the nation, dribbled into the ASRC last November and handed the No. 6-ranked Hilltoppers an 84-80 overtime loss. That loss snapped West Liberty's 48-game regular-season winning streak and a 49-game home winning streak.

The Hilltoppers open the 2012-13 campaign on Nov. 9 when they tip off against Urbana (Ohio) in the opening game of the Don Callan Invitational at Cedarville (Ohio) University.

Division II Bulletin

NCAA Division II Men's Basketball

2012-13 Preseason Top 25

1. WEST LIBERTY

2. Franklin Pierce (N.H.)

3. Findlay (Ohio)

4. Washburn (Kan.)

5. Metro State (Colo.)

6. Alabama-Huntsville

7. Colorado Mines

8. Western Washington

9. Bellarmine (Ky.)

10. Seattle Pacific

11. Winona State (Minn.)

12. Stonehill (Mass.)

13. Christian Brothers (Tenn.)

14. Bloomfield (N.J.)

15. Florida Southern

16. Montevallo (Ala.)

17. Southern Indiana

18. Chico State (Calif.)

19. NW Missouri State

20. Indianapolis (Ind.)

21. Barton (N.C.)

22. Midwestern State (Texas)

23. St. Leo (Fla.)

24. East Stroudsburg (Pa.)

25. Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)

Teams to Watch: Anderson (S.C.), Arkansas Tech, CHARLESTON, Indiana (Pa.), LIU-C.W. Post (N.Y.), Michigan Tech, Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Southern, Philadelphia (Pa.), Shaw (N.C.), Southwest Minnesota, South Carolina-Aiken, St. Mary's (Texas), Tarleton State (Texas)
Courtesy of: http://www.hilltoppersports.com



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Cyclones hire new coach - by Eurobasket News

The Centenary College Athletic Department announced the hiring of Brendan Twomey as the new mens basketball head coach on Friday. Twomey joins the Cyclones after a four-year coaching career at Stevens Institute of Technology where he served as the Associate Head Mens Basketball Coach.

Centenary College Athletic Director Billie Jo Blackwell said this about the new coach: We are very excited to welcome Brendan Twomey as our new mens basketball coach. His successful playing experience includes many accolades. Brendan's passion for the game and positive outlook is a blueprint designed to build a winning tradition for our men's basketball program. We look forward to his contributions to the Cyclone community!

During his time at Stevens, Twomey helped guide the team to a 73-37 overall record including a 2011 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championship while developing nine All-Conference and three All-Region student-athletes. As Associate Head Coach, Twomey was responsible for recruiting, practice planning, game preparation, and individual skill development while also serving as a building supervisor, physical education instructor, and intramural director along the way.

As the recruiting coordinator, Twomey helped bring in the teams leading scorer, Sheldon Jones, a Second-Team All-Conference selection in his sophomore year and First-Team All-Conference selection his junior year. This past season, Twomey helped lead Stevens to a 20-8 overall record and an ECAC semi-final appearance. During the 2010-11 season, Twomey and his staff were named the Empire 8 Conference Staff of the year and was given the Schoenfeld Award in 2008-09, given by New Jersey officials for sportsmanship in the state of New Jersey.

Prior to working at Stevens, Twomey served as the Game Scout Video Coordinator for the NBA, analyzing and editing game film for the NBA, NBDL, and WNBA and was selected as one of two scouts to analyze the FIBA Americas Championships for the United States mens basketball team.

Twomey also has experience working as the acting Sports Information Director and Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics for Mount Saint Mary College where he received a degree in business administration in 2004.

As a player, Twomey played professionally for Merry Monk Ballina and the Limerick Lions in the Irish Super League, as well as the Carolina Thunder in the American Basketball Association. During his time playing for Mount Saint Mary College, Twomey was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Regional All-Star, Division III News All-American Honorable Mention honoree, Skyline Conference Player of the Year, and two-time ECAC and Metro Writers Basketball Association selection.

Serving as a captain his junior and senior seasons, Twomey became the All-Time leading scorer at Mount Saint Mary College while finishing fifth all-Time in Division III in three pointers made (362) and 12th All-Time in three-pointers per game (3.32).
Courtesy of: http://www.d3hoops.com



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Two more titles for North Harbour - by Mike Lacey

North Harbour Basketball Association experienced unprecedented success at National Age Group Championships in 2012. With the Womens Under 21 and Mens and Womens Under 17 titles safely stowed in the trophy cabinet a further two trophies were secured last week.
In Wellington the Under 15 Women steam rollered their way to an emphatic 94-41 win over Porirua in the final. The team led by Sophie Bond were just too strong in every department for their opponents. Tera Reed was voted Tournament MVP and Tiarna Clark who piled in 19 points in the final was also a member of the tournament team.
In Tauranga the Under 13 boys were also crowned champions overcoming local rivals Waitakere 67-54 in a keenly fought final. The all round ability of the Harbour team carried them to victory 6th man Harry was selected tournament MVP whilst James Moores and Kruz Perrot Hunt both made the tournament team.
In addition to winning five of the ten national age group championships on offer Harbour teams finished runner-up in both the Under 19 Mens and Under 21 Mens tournaments and finished third in the Under 19 Womens tournament.
All at Harbour Basketball associated with the representative programme are to be congratulated for the outstanding successes of 2012 especially the winning coaches; James Ballinger (U21 Women), Lawrence Lianda (U17 Men), Shane Furness (Under 17 Women), Justine Reed (Under 15 Women), Nick Claasen (U13 Boys)
There is no doubt which area is the powerhouse of New Zealand basketball at present as in addition, North Harbour is home to Westlake Boys High School the National Secondary School Champions and of course the New Zealand Breakers the reigning ANBL champions.



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NBBF's National Division One League Begins Sunday - by Eurobasket News

The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has confirmed that the National Division 1 League will now hold in the Sports hall,National Stadium,Package 'B',Abuja from 14-20 October,2012.
The President of the Federation, Tijjani Umar made this known in Abuja on Friday.
The tournament is the qualification event for promotion to the Nigerian Basketball Premiership.
It was earlier to be hosted by the Benue State Basketball Association in Makurdi,but funding challenges forced the association to request for postponement which the NBBF declined.
According to the NBBF President, all teams from the Atlantic and Savannah Conferences are expected in Abuja for the Technical Meeting on 13th October,2012.
Some of the teams expected include; Zuma Rocks,Abuja,Benue Braves,and Oluyole Warriors,Ibadan.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com/



Kings waive Cyril Awere - by Eurobasket News

The Sacramento Kings waived Cyril Awere (6'11''-C-85). The Nigerian centre joined the Kings in the pre-season. He did not however play in the first pre-season clash for the Kings. Last season the centre spent in Tunisia. Cyril Awere played for Stade Nabeulien. His stats read 12.8 points, 11.3 boards and 2.6 blocks per game. Cyril Awere led his team to D1 Final. Previously Cyril Awere had spells in PBL, Iran, Bahrain, Poland. He was the member of U21, U22 Nigerian National Teams. The centre also debuted for the Nigerian National Team back in 2003.


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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Patrick MILLS
  AUS
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Mills, AUS21.5 
 2. Durant, USA20.3 
 3. Ginobili, ARG19.4 
 4. Gasol, ESP19.1 
 5. Scola, ARG18.0 
 6. Kirilenko, RUS17.5 
 7. Barbosa, BRA16.2 
 8. Deng, ENG15.8 
 9. Parker, FRA15.7 
 10. Batum, FRA15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jianlian YI
  (212-PF-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Yi, CHN10.2 
 2. Mejri, TUN10.0 
 3. Diogu, NGR9.0 
 4. Ben Ghnia, TUN8.6 
 5. Nene, BRA8.0 
 6. Love, USA7.9 
 7. Gasol, ESP7.6 
 8. Kirilenko, RUS7.5 
 9. Varejao, BRA7.0 
 10. Deng, ENG6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Pablo PRIGIONI
  ITA
  (190-PG-77)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Prigioni, ARG6.5 
 2. Huertas, BRA6.0 
 3. Shved, RUS5.9 
 4. James, USA5.6 
 5. Jasikevicius, LTU5.3 
 6. Paul, USA4.9 
 7. Kalnietis, LTU4.8 
 8. Deng, ENG4.6 
 9. Dellavedova, AUS4.5 
 10. Diaw, FRA4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Paul, USA2.6 
 2. Aminu, NGR2.0 
 3. Kirilenko, RUS1.9 
 4. Nielsen, AUS1.8 
 5. Ben Ghnia, TUN1.8 
 6. Prigioni, ARG1.8 
 7. De Colo, FRA1.7 
 8. Durant, USA1.7 
 9. Ginobili, ARG1.6 
 10. James, USA1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  TUN
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Mejri, TUN3.4 
 2. Yi, CHN2.2 
 3. Kirilenko, RUS1.8 
 4. Batum, FRA1.5 
 5. Seraphin, FRA1.3 
 6. Gasol, ESP1.3 
 7. Ibaka, ESP1.3 
 8. Nene, BRA1.0 
 9. Jankunas, LTU1.0 
 10. Kaun, RUS0.8 



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2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: October 14, 2012 - by Enzo Flojo


Yes, the big man whos making most PBA headlines these days is top rookie draft pick June Mar Fajardo.

And, to be honest, deservingly so. The 22-year old former CESAFI behemoth is doing pretty well, averaging 9.3ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.7bpg, and 1.3spg for the Petron Blaze Boosters. Those wont really make him the best center in the land, but, given his youth, those numbers are quite impressive.

Right now, however, the guy who can lay a legitimate claim to be the best center, at least based on statistics, is none other than the big guy against whom June Mar played yesterday Yancy De Ocampo.

Yancy, himself a former #1 overall pick (back in 2002), seems to have newfound motivation as Fajardo, touted as someone destined to be the most dominant big man in the near future, enters the league. Yancy once held that label, back when he was dominating the collegiate circuit with the St. Francis of Assisi Doves.

When he entered the PBA 10 years ago, however, things didnt exactly pan out the way he envisioned them to. In his first season with the FedEx Express, Yancy played 21 minutes per game, averaging just under 7ppg, about 5.6 rpg, and only 0.6bpg. So much for the next big thing in the PBA.

Now he sees another guy in the same boat, and, consequently, Yancy probably feels that he has something to prove. Somewhere deep inside, he probably wants to show the nation that his time is not yet done. Instead, its still to come.

In two games so far for the San Mig Coffee Mixers, Yancy has averaged 33 minutes, and has put up career-high numbers. Hes norming 18.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 4.0apg, and 2.0bpg. He currently sits atop the league in terms of player efficiency, and he is also the leader in statistical points.

Clearly, while everyones eyes are focused on June Mar, Yancy is lurking in the periphery, ready to show everyone that he still has a lot to show.

Game Recaps:
ALASKA ACES over BARAKO BULL ENERGY, 102-86

Alaska banked on a third quarter explosion to stun Barako Bull, 102-86, for its first win in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

JVee Casio, Cyrus Baguio, and Mac Baracael carried the scoring load for the ailing Aces to snap a two-game losing streak and hand the Energy Cola their second straight loss.

Casio, who suffered a cut on the head after a collision with teammate Sam Eman in the fourth quarter, hit a game-high 24 points, including 12 in the pivotal third period, while Baguio and Baracael contributed 23 and 21 respectively.

Tony dela Cruz added 10 points for coach Luigi Trillo, who tasted his first all-Filipino win. Sonny Thoss, who played despite LBM, contributed four blocks in 30 minutes.

We were punished in our first two games because we havent been playing good defense, said Trillo, whose team played minus Gabby Espinas who was hospitalized.

We brought energy to this game and its a joy to see them scratch and claw.

Trailing 62-52 with eight minutes left in the third quarter, the Aces unloaded a momentum-shifting 29-3 blast behind Casio and Baguio to end the period with an 81-65 lead.

But the Energy Colas threatened to within one point, 85-84, after Enrico Villanueva completed a three-point play with 5:46 left in the game.

But Baracael completed his own three-point play off Mick Pennisi and banged in a three-pointer to give Alaska a 91-84 cushion with 3:32 remaining.

After a split by Villaneuva, Baguio hit a three-pointer and Dela Cruz sealed the win with a pair of free throws push Alaskas lead back to 11 points, 96-85, with 2:40 left.

Barako Bull could not get closer to absorb its second straight defeat after beating Air 21 in its opening game.

Marami pa kaming kakainin. The other teams are super talented. We got some pieces, but overall, you want to come in and bring in the hard work, said Trillo, who is still waiting for the entry of San Sebastians Calvin Abueva, the Aces No. 2 overall pick. Abueva is still finishing his commitment with the Stags in the NCAA.

Villanueva led Barako Bull with 22 points and 17 rebounds while Ronald Tubid added 16 points.

ALA 102- Casio 24, Baguio 23, Baracael 21, Dela Cruz 10, Eman 9, Jazul 6, Reyes 5, Laure 2, Hontiveros 2, Bugia 0, Thoss 0, Belasco 0
BAR 86- Villanueva 22, Tubid 16, Urbiztondo 14, Pennisi 14, Anthony 10, Najorda 9, Yap 1, Marcelo 0, Alvarez 0, Kramer 0, Cruz 0
QS: 21-25, 48-48, 81-65, 102-86

SAN MIG COFFEE MIXERS over PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS, 90-84

In a game where top rookie pick June Mar Fajardo showed his big presence, San Mig Coffee came away with even bigger shots.

The Coffee Mixers leaned on clutch baskets from Jonas Villanueva and Peter June Simon in the closing minute and escaped with a 90-84 win over Petron Blaze in the 2013 PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

After controlling majority of the game, San Mig Coffee had to weather a Fajardo-led rally and needed a couple of stops to secure its second straight win, which put it in a tie with Talk N Text for the early lead in the standings.

James Yap finished with a team-high 18 points, and added six rebounds and four assists. Simon added 17 points, including a huge three-pointer that widened the Mixers lead to 87-80 with 1:31 remaining.

After Arwind Santos and Joseph Yeo pushed Petron to within three points, 87-84, Rafi Reavis sank one of two free throws and Yap sealed the win with a lay-up.

The win spoiled Fajardos impressive game as the Cebuano giant tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds in 30 solid minutes.

Everybody got a glimpse of what he can do, said Mixers coach Tim Cone. Hes battling our big guys well and his energy brought his team back.

We shouldnt let that game get close but thats really a good team. No doubt, that teams gonna get better.

Mixers veteran center Yancy de Ocampo chipped in 14 points, mostly on jump shots over Fajardo early in the game while Villanueva had 10.

The Boosters, whose win-loss record dropped to 1-2, threatened several times in the fourth period, but San Mig Coffee managed to hit the needed baskets to stay out of danger.

Santos paced Petron with 18 points while Alex Mallari and Chris Lutz tallied 13 apiece for coach Olsen Racela.

SMC 90- Yap 18, Simon 17, De Ocampo 14, Villanueva 10, Barroca 9, Pingris 7, Devance 5, Reavis 5, Gonzales 3, Ramos 2
PET 84- Santos 18, Fajardo 16, Mallari 13, Lutz 13, Yeo 10, Washington 9, Cabagnot 3, Pena 2, Duncil 0, Miranda 0, Ildefonso 0
QS: 24-21, 49-35, 70-57, 90-84

Source: Unless otherwise specified, game recaps were compressed and compiled from InterAKTV. (Writing credit to Rey Joble.)



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Krzysztof Mielczarek gets MVP of the Week award for Polish 1Liga - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Krzysztof Mielczarek (198-G/F-81) had a great game in the last round for AZS Radex and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1Liga Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 31-year old swingman had a double-double of 16 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat MKS DG (#2, 3-1) 70-65. AZS Radex is placed at 15th position in Polish 1Liga. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 3 games and had just one victory. It's Mielczarek's second year at AZS Radex and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Mielczarek has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.3rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 2.8spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old forward Przemyslaw Luszczewski (195-F-80, agency: Promotex) of Start Lublin. Luszczewski impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Start Lublin was edged by Astoria Bydg. (1-3) 83-81. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Start Lublin keeps 12th position. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Start Lublin managed to get this year. Luszczewski is one of the most experienced players at Start Lublin and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Start Lublin's star - Lukasz Wilczek (189-PG-86). Wilczek showcased his all-around game by recording 8 points, eight rebounds and twelve assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Wilczek's great performance Start Lublin lost 81-83 to Astoria Bydg. (1-3). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Start Lublin can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Wilczek he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Wilczek has individually a great season in Poland. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.3apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dorian Szyttenholm (194-F-83) of Astoria Bydg. - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Marcin Salamonik (202-F-83) of MOSiR Krosno - 28 points and 6 rebounds
6. Grzegorz Grochowski (178-PG-93) of MKS DG - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Piotr Zielinski (198-C-83) of MKS DG - 19 points and 8 rebounds
8. Lukasz Diduszko (197-F-86) of Slask Wroclaw - 9 points and 12 rebounds
9. Piotr Pluta (192-G-81) of MOSiR Krosno - 19 points and 5 rebounds
10. Lukasz Olejnik (203-F/C-79) of Stal Ostrow - 18 points and 9 rebounds

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



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Standings - Superleague B

Superleague Standings
 1. Ataman 2-0 
 2. TEMP-SUMZ 2-0 
 3. Univ.Surgut 2-0 
 4. Avtodor S. 1-0 
 5. Ural Ekaterinb. 1-0 
 6. Planeta-Univ. 1-1 
 7. AltajBasket 1-1 
 8. Dynamo Mo. 1-1 
 9. Rjazan 1-1 
 10. Severstal 1-1 
 11. Ruskon-Mord. 1-1 
 12. Novosybirsk 0-2 
 13. Sojuz Zaretchny 0-2 
 14. Spartak V. 0-2 
 15. Volgograd 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Rjazan - Novosybirsk 92-77
Oct. 13: Univ.Surgut - Dynamo Mo. 89-65
Oct. 15: Sojuz Zaretchny - AltajBasket 81-85
Oct. 13: TEMP-SUMZ - Severstal 72-58
Oct. 13: Ataman - Planeta-Univ. 67-63
Oct. 13: Ruskon-Mord. - Spartak V. 65-55
Oct. 13: Volgograd - Ural Ekaterinb. 53-88

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 18: Ural Ekaterinb. - Avtodor S.
Oct. 19: AltajBasket - Univ.Surgut
Oct. 19: Planeta-Univ. - Rjazan
Oct. 19: Severstal - Sojuz Zaretchny
Oct. 19: Spartak V. - Ataman
Oct. 19: Ruskon-Mord. - TEMP-SUMZ
Oct. 19: Dynamo Mo. - Volgograd


Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Sergey CHERNOV
  AltajBas.
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Chernov, AltajBas.22.0 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.21.0 
 3. Kirjanov, Rjazan18.5 
 4. Chernov, Planeta-.17.0 
 5. Zagnoyko, Ataman17.0 
 6. Korchagin, Dynamo16.5 
 7. Aleksandrov, Ata.16.0 
 8. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan16.0 
 9. Chudinovskic., Soj.15.5 
 10. Zaykin, Planeta-U.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr MANIKHIN
  Planeta-.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Manikhin, Planeta-.13.5 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.10.0 
 3. Pavlov, Ataman9.0 
 4. Zaykin, Planeta-Un.8.5 
 5. Khomyakov, Sojuz8.0 
 6. Pavlov, Ataman8.0 
 7. Sayapin, Novosybi.7.5 
 8. Sotnikov, Ruskon-.7.0 
 9. Sleta, Sojuz Z.7.0 
 10. Vzdykhalkin, Rjaz.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sergey CHERNOV
  AltajBas.
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Chernov, AltajBas.5.5 
 2. Urazmanov, Dynamo5.5 
 3. Uskov, Rjazan4.0 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.4.0 
 5. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan4.0 
 6. Gerasimenko, TEMP-.3.5 
 7. Zakharov, Spart.3.5 
 8. Bartunov, Rjazan3.5 
 9. Kiryanov, TE.3.5 
 10. Aleksandrov, Ata.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Aleksandr DIATCHKOV
  AltajBas.
  (191-SG-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Diatchkov, AltajBa.3.0 
 2. Kiryanov, TE.3.0 
 3. Klyuchnikov, Rusko.2.5 
 4. Chernov, AltajBas.2.5 
 5. Kurtsevich, Ataman2.0 
 6. Zhukanenko, Sever.2.0 
 7. Zinchenko, Sever.2.0 
 8. Bartunov, Rjazan2.0 
 9. Khomyakov, Sojuz2.0 
 10. Urazmanov, Dynam.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anton SAYAPIN
  Novosybi.
  (205-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sayapin, Novosybi.2.0 
 2. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.1.5 
 3. Pavlov, Ataman1.0 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.1.0 
 5. Zagnoyko, Ataman1.0 
 6. Kurtsevich, Ataman1.0 
 7. Kirjanov, Rjazan1.0 
 8. Gresev, Ruskon-M.1.0 
 9. Komarov, TE.0.5 
 10. Polyakov, Rjazan0.5 


Superleague Round 2: Ataman defeats Planeta-Univ. - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Superlaegue. The most impressive performance of 2nd round was 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists by Aleksei Vzdykhalkin of Rjazan.

Sojuz Zaretchny - AltajBasket 81-85

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-19. But Sojuz Zaretchny won second period 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AltajBasket dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Sojuz Zaretchny's 20 and made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. AltajBasket forced 19 Sojuz Zaretchny turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Sojuz Zaretchny helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Sergey Chernov (187-86) who scored 16 points and 5 assists. Aleksandr Diatchkov (191-81) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. AltajBasket's coach Aleksandr Rachenkov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. point guard Nikolay Zhmako (196-89) produced 16 points and 4 assists and forward Aleksander Pushkin (203-87) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Sojuz Zaretchny: N.Zhmako 16+4reb+4ast, A.Pushkin 15+6reb+2ast, S.Chudinovskich 13+4reb+1ast, P.Khomyakov 11+5reb+2ast, V.Sleta 9+6reb, S.Karpov 8+2reb+1ast
AltajBasket: S.Chernov 16+4reb+5ast, A.Diatchkov 13+6reb+1ast, A.Vagner 13+4reb, A.Lunev 13+2reb, V.Gladyshev 10+3reb+2ast, E.Dedovets 9+5reb+1ast


gschID: 193388


Rjazan - Novosybirsk 92-77

The game was mostly controlled by Rjazan. Novosybirsk was better in third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 31 personal fouls committed by Novosybirsk helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Aleksei Vzdykhalkin (190-85, agency: Interperformances) who scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Aleksey Kirjanov (206-81) chipped in 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Sergei Tokarev (190-85) produced 11 points and 6 rebounds and forward Dmitry Rytenko (201-89) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Novosybirsk: V.Pronin 12+3reb+1ast, S.Makshantsev 11+7reb, S.Tokarev 11+6reb+3ast, D.Rytenko 10+7reb+3ast, A.Sayapin 8+8reb, A.Endropov 8+2reb
Rjazan: A.Kirjanov 20+4reb, A.Vzdykhalkin 19+7reb+6ast, A.Kirdyachkin 14+3reb, O.Bartunov 10+7reb+4ast, N.Stepanenkov 8+3reb, P.Shavkunov 6+3reb+1ast


gschID: 193389


Ruskon-Mord. - Spartak V. 65-55

Spartak Vidnoye was better in third quarter 22-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Spartak Vidnoye to just 6 points in first quarter. Ruskon-Mordovia forced 20 Spartak Vidnoye turnovers. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89, agency: Alti Sport) who scored 14 points. Lithuanian forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) chipped in 15 points. Guard Aleksandr Karpukhin (191-90, agency: RU-Basket Management) produced 17 points and point guard Denis Zakharov (193-93) added 6 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Ruskon-Mordovia (1-1) left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams.



Top scorers:
Spartak V.: A.Karpukhin 17+3reb+1ast, G.Goldyrev 9+1reb+2ast, A.Tikhonin 7+1reb, D.Zakharov 6+3reb+5ast, D.Pastukhov 4+3reb, A.Loginov 4+1reb
Ruskon-Mord.: M.Valukonis 15+3reb, S.Vasiliauskas 14+4reb+2ast, A.Kuznetsov 9+3reb+4ast, F.Klyuchnikov 6+5reb+3ast, S.Sotnikov 5+5reb, P.Krykov 5+5reb


gschID: 193385


Ataman - Planeta-Univ. 67-63

The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 41-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ataman forced 20 Planeta-Univ. turnovers. 32 personal fouls committed by Planeta-Univ. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Dmitriy Zagnoyko (192-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points. Guard Pavel Aleksandrov (196-89) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Forward Maxim Voyeykov (198-88) replied with 14 points and forward Aleksandr Manikhin (203-82) added 4 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Planeta-Univ.Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.



Top scorers:
Planeta-Univ.: M.Voyeykov 14+4reb+2ast, D.Klimov 10+5reb+1ast, A.Zaykin 9+8reb+1ast, A.Amelin 8+5reb+3ast, S.Oveshkov 7+3reb, A.Dudukin 6+2reb
Ataman: D.Zagnoyko 13+3reb+2ast, P.Aleksandrov 11+2reb+3ast, A.Amirkhanov 10+4reb+2ast, I.Pavlov 8+7reb, A.Pavlov 8+5reb, E.Muraviev 5+3reb


gschID: 193387


Volgograd - Ural Ekaterinb. 53-88

Ural Ekaterinburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ural Ekaterinburg outrebounded Volgograd 40-24 including a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Dmitri Nikolaev (200-83) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Chris Monroe (191-81, college: G.Washington) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Ural Ekaterinburg players scored in double figures. Ural Ekaterinburg's coach Oleg Okulov felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ukrainian guard Vitaly Boyko (183-82) produced 14 points and 4 assists and guard Alexei Marchenko (191-87) added 8 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Volgograd: V.Boyko 14+3reb+4ast, G.Egorov 11+1reb, A.Marchenko 8+4reb+4ast, A.Prohorenko 7+7reb+1ast, M.Klikov 6+2reb+1ast, O.Berhin 3+4reb+1ast
Ural Ekaterinb.: C.Monroe 15+6reb+3ast, M.Dybovskiy 12+3reb+3ast, D.Nikolaev 12+12reb+5ast, A.McGhee 11+1reb+3ast, O.Baranov 9+3reb+3ast, P.Trushnikov 8+1reb+2ast


gschID: 193384


Univ.Surgut - Dynamo Mo. 89-65

Universitet-Yugra led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Universitet-Yugra forced 19 Dynamo Moscow turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Dynamo Moscow's players. Guard Anton Ageev (192-84) scored 19 points and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Azerbaijani center Aleksandr Rindin (225-85, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Universitet-Yugra players scored in double figures. Guard Alexandr Korchagin (188-88, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 18 points and the former international forward Nikita Morgunov (210-75, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Universitet-Yugra keeps a position of league leader, which they share with TEMP-SUMZ and Ataman.


Top scorers:
Dynamo Mo.: A.Korchagin 18+2reb+1ast, N.Morgunov 14+4reb, E.Karpeko 10+3reb, A.Savkov 8+2reb+3ast, K.Babynin 8+4reb, S.Bolotskikh 5+7reb
Univ.Surgut: A.Ageev 19+3reb+3ast, A.Rindin 18+4reb+1ast, L.Lekavicius 10+4reb+6ast, A.Miloserdov 10+2reb+1ast, D.Hloponin 7+1reb+2ast, I.Aleksandrov 7+2reb+2ast


gschID: 193390


TEMP-SUMZ - Severstal 72-58

It was a very close game until the last quarter, when TEMP-SUMZ Revda's pressure prevailed and they won that period 24-12 extending their advantage to 14 points. It was a great shooting night for TEMP-SUMZ Revda especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Center Aleksey Komarov (206-81) notched 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Maksim Baranov (192-82) supported him with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Even 18 points and 5 rebounds by swingman Pavel Zhukanenko (194-86) did not help to save the game for Severstal. Power forward Artem Pisarchuk (205-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 5 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.


Top scorers:
Severstal: P.Zhukanenko 18+5reb+2ast, S.Zakharov 7+3reb, M.Kandalov 6+5reb, S.Zinchenko 6+5reb+1ast, A.Pisarchuk 5+9reb, V.Pavlenko 5+3reb
TEMP-SUMZ: A.Komarov 13+7reb+2ast, Y.Vornik 11+3reb, D.Kachanko 9+5reb, M.Baranov 8+5reb+2ast, V.Kuznetsov 6+1reb+1ast, M.Kiryanov 6+3reb+5ast


gschID: 193386



Boris Sokolovskiy joins Unics coaching staff - by Eurobasket News

Boris Sokolovskiy joins Unics coaching staff. The Russian Women National team Coach will help Petkovic.
In 2004-2006 Boris Sokolovskiy coached Dynamo Moscow (A Superleague) women team. In 2006-2007 he moved to Vologda-Chevakata (A Superleague) women team and stayed for three seasons. In 2009-2010 moved to Dynamo-GUVD Novosibirsk (A Superleague) women team and stayed for two seasons.
Boris Sokolovskiy is also a Russian National Team head coach. Russian Basketball Federation has appointed Boris Sokolovskiy at the position. Boris Sokolovskiy has previously worked as assistant coach with the Russian National Team. The 56-year-old specialist also had stints with BC Samara and Euraz Ekaterinburg.



Spartak SP, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Khimky and CSKA won the latest games - by Eurobasket News

Spartak SP, BC Nizhny Novgorod, Khimky and CSKA won the latest games in VTB League.
BC Nizhny Novgorod overcame Tsmoki-Minsk 93:66. They led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Tsmoki-Minsk's 36. They outrebounded Tsmoki-Minsk 44-28 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds. Obie Trotter (188-PG-84, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama A&M) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) replied with 17 points and Pavel Ulyanko (204-F-79) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tsmoki-Minsk.
Unics lost to Spartak SP 51:52 in the top game. Patrick Beverley saved the victory by scoring 9 points and 5 rebounds. Loukas Mavrokefalidis contributed with 12 points for the winners. Terrell Lyday (191-G-79, college: BYU) replied with 13 points and Chuck Eidson added 13 points in the effort for Unics Kazan.
Khimky won over Polish PGE Turow 86:79. Sergey Monya orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. James Augustine contributed with 9 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Ivan Zigeranovic replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and Michal Chylinski added 23 points in the effort for PGE Turow.
CSKA edged Enisey 77:52. Drew Nicholas (193-G-81, college: Maryland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 4 assists. Viktor Khryapa contributed with 4 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Andrei Komarovskiy replied with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Alexei Kotishevskiy (197-F-85, agency: RU-Basket Management) added 10 points in the effort for Enisey Krasnoyarsk.



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  RWANDA   


Buzangu's 53 Points Lead KCB to Win - by Eurobasket News

Reigning league champions Kigali Basketball Club maintained their unbeaten start to the season with for 84-74 win over Circle Sportif de Kigali on Saturday at Rafiki courts in Nyamirambo.
CSK won the first quarter 20-16, but KCB come back and won the second with 20-18 before two team went on to tie the third 21-21, however, the KBC proved they are not champions for nothing by running away with the fourth quarter 27-15.
Mike Buzangu was the game's top scorer with 53 points which helped KBC to secure their fourth successive win of the new campaign. They also won on Friday 74-67 against Kigali Institute of Education.
On same venue, Espoir also made it four wins out of four by thrashing Kigali Institute of Education 102-67. Kami Kabange was the top scorer with 32 points for the former champions.
UGB beat new comers 30-Plus 62-57; Jean Claude Ngiruwonsanga scored 13 points while Gatete and Dominique Tuyirate added 11 points each for UGB to. Jacques Twagizimana scored 20 points for 30-Plus.
In another game played on Saturday, National University of Rwanda was defeated at home by the army's side APR 92-42.
Today
Ruzisi vs APR
Saturday
Espoir 102-67 KIE
UGB 62-57 30-Plus
NUR 49-92 APR
CSK 74-84 KCB
Friday
CSK 56-51 UGB
KIE 67-74 KCB
Espoir 108-39 30-Plus
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com/



Former Champions Beat Host in National Basketball League - by Eurobasket News

Former champions APR beat hosts Rusizi 90-57 on Sunday for their fourth win in five national basketball league matches played so far this season.
New signing Lionel Hakizimana was APR's top scorer with 15 points, while Rusizi's Cedar Sagamba scored a game high 18 points.
Rusizi has now lost all their five matches this season. They and newcomers 30-Plus remain the only teams without a win to their name. APR lost the opening match against Circle Sportif de Kigali CSK 50-49.
Reigning league champions Kigali Basketball Club maintained their unbeaten start to the season with for 84-74 win over Circle Sportif de Kigali on Saturday at Rafiki courts in Nyamirambo.
Meanwhile, Rwanda Basketball Federation have changed the days of the league matches from Saturday and Sunday to Friday and Saturday.
Sunday:
Ruzisi 57-90 APR
Saturday:
Espoir 102-67 KIE
UGB 62-57 30-Plus
NUR 49-92 APR
CSK 74-84 KBC
Friday:
CSK 56-51 UGB
KIE 67-74 KBC
Espoir 108-39 30-Plus
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com/



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  SERBIA   

Standings - B Liga

B League Standings
 1. Meridiana NS 2-0 
 2. Napredak K. 2-0 
 3. Zeleznicar 2-0 
 4. Partizan II 1-0 
 5. Napredak A. 1-1 
 6. Radnicki OB 1-1 
 7. Proleter Naftagas 1-1 
 8. Spartak 1-1 
 9. Beovuk 72 1-1 
 10. Plana 1-1 
 11. Morava 0-1 
 12. Crnokosa 0-2 
 13. Mladost Cacak 0-2 
 14. Mladost Zemun 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 13: Spartak - Mladost Cacak 86-64
Oct. 13: Napredak A. - Plana 75-60
Oct. 13: Mladost Zemun - Zeleznicar 72-77
Oct. 15: Radnicki OB - Beovuk 72 72-71
Oct. 13: Proleter Naftagas - Meridiana NS 62-69
Oct. 13: Napredak K. - Crnokosa 60-54
Oct. 17: Morava - Partizan II


Stats Leaders - 1B

Points Per Game
 Nikola GLISOVIC
  Plana
  (209-C-73)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Glisovic, Plana21.5 
 2. Davidovac, Meridia.21.0 
 3. Celebic, Mladost21.0 
 4. Vujovic, Zeleznicar16.5 
 5. Andrejevic, Mlados.16.0 
 6. Jojic, Zeleznicar15.5 
 7. Gugleta, Zeleznicar15.0 
 8. Radivojevic, Napre.14.5 
 9. Knezevic, Prolet.14.5 
 10. Stanojevic, Zelez.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zoran MAJKIC
  Prolet.
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 11
 1. Majkic, Prolet.11.0 
 2. Milincic, Napredak10.5 
 3. Gugleta, Zeleznicar9.5 
 4. Vukovic, Mladost9.0 
 5. Mihajlovic, Napred.8.0 
 6. Davidovac, Meridia.8.0 
 7. Vukotic, Plana8.0 
 8. Martinovic, Prolet.7.0 
 9. Arnaut, Plana6.5 
 10. Stojkanovic, Radn.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Vladimir JOJIC
  Zeleznicar
  (185-G-75)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jojic, Zeleznicar4.0 
 2. Mihajlovic, Napred.4.0 
 3. Skoko, Meridian.3.5 
 4. Vukotic, Plana3.5 
 5. Knezevic, Prolet.3.5 
 6. Raicevic, Napredak.3.5 
 7. Bozovic, Prolet.3.0 
 8. Vucicevic, Mlados.3.0 
 9. Celebic, Mladost3.0 
 10. Radmanovac, Napr.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sanel MUKANOVIC
  Crnok.
  (192-G-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mukanovic, Crnok.4.0 
 2. Zaric, Meridian.3.5 
 3. Krstic, Beovuk 723.0 
 4. Prlja, Spartak2.5 
 5. Stanojevic, Crnok.2.5 
 6. Subotic, Prolet.2.5 
 7. Davidovac, Meridia.2.5 
 8. Tomasevic, Meridia.2.5 
 9. Bogdanovic, Crnok.2.5 
 10. Vulin, Prolet.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kemal KARAHODZIC
  Spartak
  (-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Karahodzic, Spartak2.5 
 2. Majkic, Prolet.2.0 
 3. Gugleta, Zeleznicar2.0 
 4. Davidovac, Meridia.1.5 
 5. Sikman, Napredak.1.5 
 6. Glisovic, Plana1.0 
 7. Markovic, Spartak1.0 
 8. Munjic, Crnokosa1.0 
 9. Kesar, Plana0.5 
 10. Sisic, Radnicki OB0.5 



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  SLOVAKIA   

Standings - D1

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 13: B.Bystrica - Prievidza 90-72
Oct. 15: Inter Bratislava - Levice 79-77
Oct. 13: Handlova - Nova Ves 79-68
Oct. 13: Svit - Nitra 73-89

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 20: Svit - Prievidza
Oct. 20: Inter Bratislava - B.Bystrica
Oct. 20: Handlova - Nitra
Oct. 20: Komarno - Nova Ves

Round 2

Oct. 17: Nitra - B.Bystrica



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  SOUTH AFRICA   


Atlanta SkyHawks to wow South African crowds - by Elvis Dickson

The NBAs craziest dunkers, the Atlanta SkyHawks also known as the Sky Squad, are set to visit South Africa from the 17th 20th October for the 2012 Royal Bafokeng Sports Jr.NBA/WNBA League Finals.

This extraordinary team of dunkers, popularly known in the NBA for their amazing 180s, front flips and huge slam dunks will wow crowds from Gauteng to the North West when they perform 30 minutes segments during NBA Dance Competition auditions ahead of the Finals at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Plazza in Phokeng, North West.

The Atlanta SkyHawks will wow crowds at the following venues:

o Wednesday, 17 October Alexandra courts from 16h00 to 16h30

o Thursday, 18 October Tlhabane Mall parking lot from 16h00 to 16h30

o Friday, 19 October Phokeng Plazza parking lot from 16h00 to 16h30

The Atlanta SkyHawks will join renowned local artists and DJs (including Professor and DJ Mzi) at the RBS Jr. NBA/WNBA League Finals taking place at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday, 20th October from 09h00am to 18h00pm to provide entertainment.



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  SPAIN   


Alberto Carbacho extends contract with Obradoiro - by Eurobasket News

Alberto Corbacho (201-F-84) is staying with Obradoiro. The forward has extended his deal with the team through 2015. Alberto Corbacho joined Obradoiro back in 2010. Last season the forward notched 9.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Alberto Carbacho averages 17.0 points, 2.3 boards and 1.3 assists per game in three games this season. Previously he played for Breogan Lugo, Hospitalet, CAI Zaragoza and Ciudad de Huelva. He was the member of Spanish U20 National Team.


Spanish LEB Gold round 2 best performance: Lucas Sikma - by Eurobasket News

American forward Lucas Sikma (203-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for A.Ford Burgos, receiving a Eurobasket.com LEB Gold Player of the Week award for round 2. The 23-year old player had a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Lobe Huesca (#13, 0-2) 93-82.

The second best player in last round's games was young Dutch Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93) of Caceres. Van Oostrum had a very good evening with 23 points and 3 assists. Of course Caceres cruised to a 85-76 relatively comfortable win over Ourense (0-2).

Third on the list of top players last round was Senegalese center Michel Diouf (208-C-89) of Breogan. Diouf scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Diouf's great performance Breogan lost 86-90 to Andorra (2-0).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Inaki Sanz (190-PG-84) of Planasa NV - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Alberto Ruiz de Galarreta (198-G-83) of Clavijo - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Sandi Cebular (196-G-86) of Lobe Huesca - 20 points and 4 rebounds
7. Timothy Frost (208-C-80) of Melilla - 21 points and 7 rebounds
8. Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-F-86) of A.Ford Burgos - 15 points and 3 rebounds
9. Asier Zengotitabengoa (200-F-88) of Coruna - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Oriol Pauli (201-G-94) of FCB Regal II - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



English's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old guard Carl English (192-G-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Asefa Estudian. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 32 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Asefa Estudian. in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Cajasol (#15, 0-3) with 30-point margin 76-46.

Second best performed player last round was Oriol Junyent (208-C-76) of league's second-best Blusens M.. He is former international center in his 3rd season at Blusens M.. In the last game Junyent recorded impressive 20 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for Blusens M. to edge CB Canarias (0-3) by 3 points 71-68.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Felipe Reyes (206-PF-80) of Real Madrid (#3). Reyes scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Real Madrid, leading his team to a 100-79 easy win against Mad-Croc (#18, 0-3).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Raul Neto (186-PG-92) of Lagun Aro GBC - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Pau Ribas (193-PG-87) of Valencia - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Andres Nocioni (199-SF-79) of Caja Laboral - 24 points and 3 rebounds
7. Spencer Nelson (202-F/C-80) of G.Canaria 2014 - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Tony Gaffney (204-F-84) of FIATC Joventut - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83) of FCB Regal - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) of Real Madrid - 18 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Standings - LNA

LNA Standings
 1. Boncourt 1-0 
 2. Fribourg 1-0 
 3. Geneve Lions 1-0 
 4. Lugano Tigers 1-0 
 5. SAV Vacallo 1-0 
 6. BBC Nyon 0-1 
 7. Monthey 0-1 
 8. Neuchatel 0-1 
 9. SAM Massagno 0-1 
 10. Starwings 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 13: Boncourt - Monthey 87-71
Oct. 14: SAM Massagno - Geneve Lions 72-93
Oct. 14: Fribourg - Neuchatel 69-61
Oct. 13: BBC Nyon - Lugano Tigers 66-85
Oct. 13: Starwings - SAV Vacallo 60-69

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 19: Geneve Lions - Boncourt
Oct. 19: Monthey - BBC Nyon
Oct. 19: Neuchatel - Starwings
Oct. 19: Lugano Tigers - SAM Massagno
Oct. 19: SAV Vacallo - Fribourg


Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Dusan MLADJAN
  Lugano T.
  (198-SG-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Mladjan, Lugano T.26.0 
 2. Ely, Boncourt24.0 
 3. Owens, BBC Nyon22.0 
 4. O''Bannon, SAV V.22.0 
 5. Toure, Geneve Lio.22.0 
 6. Capel, Boncourt19.0 
 7. McCrory, Starwings19.0 
 8. Rutty, BBC Nyon19.0 
 9. Brown, Geneve L.18.0 
 10. Hodzic, Monthey17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 17
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon17.0 
 2. Barber, Lugano T.16.0 
 3. Kuburovic, SAV V.12.0 
 4. Dubas, Monthey10.0 
 5. Hodzic, Monthey9.0 
 6. Burrows, Starwings8.0 
 7. Campbell, SAM M.8.0 
 8. Owens, BBC Nyon7.0 
 9. Chapman, SAM M.7.0 
 10. Toure, Geneve Li.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tony BROWN
  Geneve L.
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 9