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  APBL   



Leader of the Bomber's ready for the Season! - by Justin Moore

With The 2012/13 season around the corner i got a chance to speak to the leader of the defending APBL champs Beltway Bombers ceo and coach Chaz Dudley as he looks to lead his team back in the championship race here's what he had to say about this upcoming season.

Coach you guys are the defending champs. How is it going in the season with a target on your back?

The best place to be for a team and organization is when expectations are extremely high, and when your targeted. We don't sneak up on anyone or fly under the radar. Most teams along the East Coast are familiar with our level of pro talent, and the Bombers resume of winning games and chips over 19 years. All of my players very much welcome the challenge of opposing teams, and embrace the competition. We always have one goal as an organization...which is to win every game we play, while assisting my players in their professional careers. What opposing teams don't realize is our level of unselfishness, pre-game preparation, and sole agenda to winning. So while they are targeting us, we have already began targeting each team on our schedule. We're not so much defending our chip, as we are hunting to get another one.

How do you like the changes for the APBL and the new teams that have been added this year? Talk about the new rivalries in the DC area with the local teams joining the APBL.

The expansion of teams along the East Coast in the APBL is great, as it increases assorted competition and added exposure to the league. Brian Graham , the APBL Commissioner, is constantly screening new teams that meet his and the league's expectations. I anticipate that in a few years, the APBL will be one of the larger and premier professional leagues nationally. Within the Washington DC/Metro area, several new teams were added this season {Metro All Stars, Nova Hawks, Rockville Victors, Winchester Storm, West Virginia Monarchs, and Capitol City Express}. All of them are talented, well coached, and with great ownership. It will make for competitive games.

How do you go about building the Beltway Bombers team each season, after losing some key pieces off last year's team?

Over 19 years of owning and coaching my teams {Chaz Hoops NYC and the Beltway Bombers) at the pro level, I have been fortunate to have developed strong connections with many GM's, agents, scouts, player personnel directors, owners, players, camp directors, trainers, and coaches; both domestically and overseas. Because of those relationships, along with our team brand, and history of winning, I have a consistent pipeline to talented pro level players. I am always extremely happy and proud when my guys get the opportunity of a contract to play overseas, in the D-League, or in the Show. While I will miss them being a key piece to our success, fortunately I am able to tap into my resources to bring in additional talent that best matches the Bombers style of play and our mindset of winning. A players character, accountability and agenda, is as equally important, if not more-so than his talent. There are many talented players available, but not all of them meet my criteria. The formula to winning has remained the same for me and my team over the years

Where do you see the Beltway Bombers as a franchise in the near future?

Continue our tradition of winning games and championships, along with helping my players further their pro careers. The Bombers and Bomb Squad Dance Team want to strengthen our roots within the community, lend our name and support to several causes, as well as be a key component in the growth of the APBL. In the summer of 2013, we hope to have the Beltway Bombers Basketball Camp, which will provide parents and kids with a cost effective, accommodating, and fundamental teaching approach for players within a wide variety of age groups and skill levels.



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Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
North
 1. Libertad S. 9-1 
 2. Olimpico LB 7-3 
 3. Regatas C. 6-4 
 4. Quimsa 5-5 
 5. Sionista 5-5 
 6. Atenas 4-6 
 7. Union Progr. 3-7 
 8. La Union 1-9 
South
 1. Penarol 8-2 
 2. Argentino 7-3 
 3. Lanus 6-4 
 4. Boca Jrs 5-4 
 5. Obras 4-4 
 6. Wuber-Est.Bahia 3-6 
 7. GECR Indalo 3-7 
 8. 9 de Julio 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

North

Oct. 14: Libertad S. - Quimsa 86-77
Oct. 14: Olimpico LB - Atenas 81-82
Oct. 14: La Union - Union Progr. 65-70

South

Oct. 14: Lanus - GECR Indalo 88-94
Oct. 14: Obras - Boca Jrs 80-98
Oct. 14: Argentino - 9 de Julio 79-66
Oct. 14: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Penarol 63-79

Regular Season: Round 11

North

Oct. 19: Regatas C. - Union Progr.
Oct. 19: Atenas - Quimsa
Oct. 19: Sionista - La Union
Oct. 19: Olimpico LB - Libertad S.

South

Oct. 19: Boca Jrs - Penarol
Oct. 19: GECR Indalo - 9 de Julio
Oct. 19: Obras - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Oct. 19: Lanus - Argentino


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Gutierrez, Obras19.1 
 2. Roby, Wuber-Es.18.9 
 3. Fizer, Wuber-Es.18.6 
 4. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.9 
 5. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.8 
 6. Phillip, Union Pro.16.6 
 7. Pau, Olimpico LB16.0 
 8. Lewis, La Union15.7 
 9. Jackson, GECR I.15.4 
 10. Teague, Penarol14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.12.1 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras10.1 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.9.2 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.9.2 
 6. Fierro, Atenas8.4 
 7. Lewis, La Union8.2 
 8. Nelson, 9 de Julio7.8 
 9. Fizer, Wuber-Es.7.8 
 10. Sanchez, Libertad.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.5 
 2. De los Santo., Arg.5.1 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa4.4 
 4. Cajal, Union Progr.4.2 
 5. Martinez, Regat.4.2 
 6. Cequeira, Sionista4.1 
 7. Faggiano, Wuber-.4.0 
 8. Treise, Libertad S.3.9 
 9. Laprovittola, Lanus3.7 
 10. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ariel PAU
  Olimpico LB
  (186-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pau, Olimpico LB3.1 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol2.6 
 3. Espinoza, Obras2.3 
 4. Aguirre, Quimsa2.1 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.9 
 6. Salles, Olimpico.1.9 
 7. Boccia, Lanus1.8 
 8. De los Santo., Arg.1.8 
 9. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.8 
 10. Ruiz, 9 de Julio1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.1 
 3. Mata, Penarol1.0 
 4. Sanchez, Libertad.0.9 
 5. Williams, Quimsa0.8 
 6. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 7. Kammerichs, Regat.0.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Obras0.7 
 9. Meyinsse, Sionista0.7 
 10. Guaita, Atenas0.7 


Standings - Liga B

Torneo Federal Standings
Buenos Aires
 1. Estudian.O 0-0 
 2. Estudiantes LP 0-0 
 3. Independ.T. 0-0 
 4. San Martin J. 0-0 
 5. Union Vecinal 0-0 
Capital Federal
 1. Ferrocarril O. 0-0 
 2. G. E. V. P. 0-0 
 3. P.Echague 0-0 
 4. Ramos Mejia 0-0 
 5. Velez Sarsfield 0-0 
 6. Villa Mitre 0-0 
Central Andina
 1. Barrio Parque 0-0 
 2. El Chorrillero 0-0 
 3. Esp.San Luis 0-0 
 4. Olimpia C. 0-0 
 5. Tiro Federal 0-0 
Cuyo
 1. Anzorena 0-0 
 2. Atenas Mend. 0-0 
 3. Facundo 0-0 
 4. Rivadavia Mnd 0-0 
 5. San Martin LR 0-0 
Entre Rios
 1. Ferrocarril C. 0-0 
 2. Firmat SF 0-0 
 3. Penarol Tala 0-0 
 4. Racing G. 0-0 
 5. Regatas U. 0-0 
 6. Rosario Tala 0-0 
NEA
 1. F.Sarmiento 0-0 
 2. Hindu 0-0 
 3. Regatas Res. 0-0 
 4. Santa Rita 0-0 
 5. Tokio Deportivo 0-0 
 6. UNCAus S.Pena 0-0 
NOA
 1. Independ.T. 0-0 
 2. Municipal Bordo 0-0 
 3. Nicolas Avellan. 0-0 
 4. Talleres TV 0-0 
 5. Union Oran 0-0 
Patagonia
 1. All Boys SR 0-0 
 2. Atletico Regina 0-0 
 3. Deportivo R. 0-0 
 4. Hispano Am. 0-0 
 5. Perfora 0-0 
 6. Progreso Roca 0-0 
Santa Fe
 1. Alma Juniors 0-0 
 2. Argent.Firmat 0-0 
 3. Brown 0-0 
 4. Sportivo LP 0-0 
 5. Sportmen 0-0 
 6. Union SF 0-0 


LigaA Round 10: Atenas beat Olimpico de La Banda by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the LigaA took place in La Banda. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of much higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (7-3) to sixth ranked Atenas (4-6) 82-81 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Olimpico de La Banda won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atenas made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) contributed with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for Olimpico de La Banda. Atenas maintains sixth position in North with 4-6 record. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. Atenas are looking forward to face higher ranked Quimsa (#5) in Santiado Estero in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Olimpico de La Banda will play at home against the league's leader Libertad Sunchales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Buenos Aires: Boca Juniors (#6) and Obras (#4). Obras was smashed at home by 18 points 80-98 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) to lead the charge for the winners and John DeGroat chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Boca Juniors' coach Nestor Garcia allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Boca Juniors (5-4) moved-up to fourth place in South. Obras lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Boca Juniors will play against league's leader Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Obras will play at home against Wuber-Est.Bahia (#7) in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Lanus (6-4) against seventh ranked GECR Indalo (3-7) on Sunday night. Host Lanus was defeated by GECR Indalo in a tough game in Buenos Aires 88-94. David Jackson notched 27 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) to lead the effort. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by Carlos Schattmann did not help to save the game for Lanus. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GECR Indalo moved-up to sixth place in South. Loser Lanus keeps the third position with four games lost. GECR Indalo will meet at home 9 de Julio (#8) in the next round. Lanus will play against the league's second-placed Argentino (#2) in Junin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LigaA top team - Libertad Sunchales (9-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked Quimsa (5-5) 86-77. Gabriel Mikulas fired 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Libertad Sunchales maintains first position in North with 9-1 record. Quimsa at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Libertad Sunchales' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Olimpico de La Banda on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Quimsa will play against Atenas in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LigaA top team - Penarol (8-2) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat fifth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (3-6) in Bahia Blanca 79-63. It was a very good performance for Facundo Campazzo who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists. Penarol have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in South with 8-2 record. Loser Wuber-Est.Bahia dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Penarol will face Boca Juniors (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Wuber-Est.Bahia will play on the road against Obras in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 10
In North Union Progr. beat La Union on the road 70-65.
In South Argentino won against 9 de Julio on its own court 79-66.


Group North
Olimpico LB - Atenas 81-82

The most exciting game of round 10 in the LigaA took place in La Banda. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of much higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (7-3) to sixth ranked Atenas (4-6) 82-81 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Olimpico de La Banda won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atenas made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and his fellow American import power forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Olimpico de La Banda. Four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. Atenas maintains sixth position in North with 4-6 record. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. Atenas are looking forward to face higher ranked Quimsa (#5) in Santiado Estero in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Olimpico de La Banda will play at home against the league's leader Libertad Sunchales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atenas: J.Aprea 21+2reb, M.Lescano 16+7reb+6ast, M.Fierro 15+10reb+2ast, J.Bulfoni 8+2reb+2ast, D.Guaita 8+4reb, A.Elsener 5+3reb+1ast
Olimpico LB: S.Clancy 17+11reb+2ast, J.Machuca 17+1ast, D.Yearby 10+8reb+2ast, A.Pau 10+2reb+3ast, H.Salles 9+3reb+4ast, C.McGowan 9+3reb
gschID: 189295


La Union - Union Progr. 65-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Union Progresista's (3-7) road victory over 8th ranked La Union (1-9) in Formosa 70-65 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 38-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Victor Hugo Cajal (179-80, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with 12 points for the winners. American guard Kyle Lamonte (191-84, college: William Carey) replied with 21 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Nicolas Gianella (186-78) added 18 points in the effort for La Union. Newly promoted Union Progresista maintains seventh position in North with 3-7 record. La Union lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with nine games lost. Union Progresista will face higher ranked Regatas Corrientes (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. La Union will play against Sionista (#4) in Parana.
Top scorers:
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 20+10reb, V.Hugo Cajal 12+4reb+3ast, D.Cavaco 10+5reb+1ast, A.Moss 9+3reb+1ast, C.Avalle 8+1reb, A.Zago 6+4reb
La Union: K.Lamonte 21+6reb+1ast, N.Gianella 18+3ast, J.Brussino 8+2ast, R.Humphrey 6+9reb+1ast, R.Wolkowyski 3+6reb, N.Lauria 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 189297


Libertad S. - Quimsa 86-77

LigaA top team - Libertad Sunchales (9-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked Quimsa (5-5) 86-77. It looked good early as Quimsa took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Libertad Sunchales had a 25-10 second period charge getting the lead and Quimsa was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-86. 24 personal fouls committed by Quimsa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) fired 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marcos Saglietti (190-86) chipped in 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. Naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81, agency: Players Group) produced 9 points and 8 rebounds and American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Quimsa's coach Fabio Demti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Libertad Sunchales maintains first position in North with 9-1 record. Quimsa at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Libertad Sunchales' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Olimpico de La Banda on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Quimsa will play against Atenas in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: G.Mikulas 19+5reb+3ast, M.Saglietti 18+1reb+2ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 12+4reb+1ast, W.Graves 10+7reb, D.Garcia 9+3reb+4ast, J.Treise 9+4reb+4ast
Quimsa: E.Villares 12+3ast, J.Mojica 11+3reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 10+3reb+2ast, J.Williams 9+8reb, D.Tintorelli 9+8reb+1ast, S.Vega 8+2reb
gschID: 189296


Group South
Wuber-Est.Bahia - Penarol 63-79

LigaA top team - Penarol (8-2) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat fifth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (3-6) in Bahia Blanca 79-63. The game without a history. Penarol led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for international point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. American swingman Richard Roby (198-85) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Marcus Fizer (203-78, college: Iowa St.) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Wuber-Est.Bahia. Penarol have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in South with 8-2 record. Loser Wuber-Est.Bahia dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Penarol will face Boca Juniors (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Wuber-Est.Bahia will play on the road against Obras in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: D.Teague 16+3reb, M.Mata 15+8reb+2ast, M.Leiva 14+6reb+1ast, L.Gutierrez 10+4reb+3ast, F.Campazzo 9+7reb+12ast, T.Terrell 6+3reb
Wuber-Est.Bahia: R.Roby 18+5reb+2ast, M.Fizer 13+8reb, J.Manuel Rivero 12+4reb, M.Mieres 6+1ast, L.Redivo 4, L.Faggiano 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 189353


Obras - Boca Jrs 80-98

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Buenos Aires: Boca Juniors (#6) and Obras (#4). Obras was smashed at home by 18 points 80-98 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Obras was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Boca Juniors dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Obras' 32. They outrebounded Obras 39-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Boca Juniors players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (perfect from downtown making all five shots) to lead the charge for the winners and American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Boca Juniors' coach Nestor Garcia allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Julio Mazzaro (188-79) scored 17 points. Four Boca Juniors and five Obras players scored in double figures. Boca Juniors (5-4) moved-up to fourth place in South. Obras lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Boca Juniors will play against league's leader Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Obras will play at home against Wuber-Est.Bahia (#7) in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: P.Hopson 23+6reb+4ast, J.DeGroat 18+9reb+1ast, D.Santiago 14+5reb+1ast, J.Jones 12+3reb+2ast, A.Diez 9+2reb+1ast, M.Stanic 8+2reb+4ast
Obras: J.Mazzaro 17+4reb+2ast, J.Gutierrez 15+12reb, P.Espinoza 15+2reb+1ast, T.Field 12+3reb+2ast, D.Huertas 11+1reb+1ast, F.Calvi 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 189354


Lanus - GECR Indalo 88-94

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Lanus (6-4) against seventh ranked GECR Indalo (3-7) on Sunday night. Host Lanus was defeated by GECR Indalo in a tough game in Buenos Aires 88-94. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-88. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) notched 27 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) to lead the effort and center Diego Romero (203-82, college: Florida St.) supported him with 19 points. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by the former international swingman Carlos Schattmann (194-87) did not help to save the game for Lanus. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) added 15 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GECR Indalo moved-up to sixth place in South. Loser Lanus keeps the third position with four games lost. GECR Indalo will meet at home 9 de Julio (#8) in the next round. Lanus will play against the league's second-placed Argentino (#2) in Junin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: D.Jackson 27+6reb+1ast, D.Romero 19+3reb+2ast, K.Seawright 14+7reb+1ast, J.Robinson 14+1reb, M.Byro 11+2reb+1ast, D.Ciorciari 7+3reb+4ast
Lanus: C.Schattmann 17+5reb+1ast, R.Battle 15+5reb+2ast, A.Boccia 12+1reb, P.Prato 11+2reb+2ast, W.McFarlan 11+3reb, F.Martina 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 189351


Argentino - 9 de Julio 79-66

Very expected game when 8th ranked 9 de Julio (2-8) lost to second ranked Argentino (7-3) in Junin 66-79 on Sunday. Argentino made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 9 de Julio was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for the former international center Axel Weigand (200-85) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Argentino players scored in double figures. American center Jazwin Cowan (210-83, college: Hampton, agency: Dream Team Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) added 8 points in the effort for 9 de Julio. 9 de Julio's coach Sebastian Gonzalez let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Newly promoted Argentino maintains second position in South with 7-3 record behind leader Penarol. 9 de Julio lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Argentino will face Lanus (#3) in Buenos Aires in the next round, which may be the game of the day. 9 de Julio will play on the road against GECR Indalo (#6) in Comodoro R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Argentino: A.Weigand 19+8reb+1ast, K.Lytch 18+7reb+2ast, C.Amicucci 14+12reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 10+1reb+4ast, G.Luchino 8+3reb+4ast, F.Funes 7+2reb+1ast
9 de Julio: J.Cowan 20+15reb, R.Hornsby 14, M.Melo 10+1reb, E.Nelson 8+3reb+3ast, E.Ruiz 6+3reb+2ast, G.Torre 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 189352



Jackson's 27 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old guard David Jackson (196-G-82) had a very impressive game in the last round for GECR Indalo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 27 points adding six rebounds for GECR Indalo in his team's victory, helping them to beat Lanus (#3, 6-4) 94-88. GECR Indalo is placed at 6th position in Argentinian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 7 games and recorded just three victories. In the team's last game Jackson had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be GECR Indalo's top player in his first season with the team. The Pennsylvania State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.4ppg) and averages solid 57.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Sam Clancy (202-C-80) of league's second-best Olimpico LB. He is American center in his first season at Olimpico LB. In the last game Clancy recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Olimpico LB was edged by the lower-ranked Atenas (#6, 4-6) 82-81. Olimpico LB managed to keep the same second spot in North. His team's 7-3 record is not bad at all. Clancy is a newcomer at Olimpico LB and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of Union Progr. (#7). Phillip scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Union Progr., leading his team to a 70-65 win against slightly lower-ranked La Union (#8, 1-9). The chances of Union Progr. not to end season at such low position in North, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Phillip could try to bring Union Progr.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Phillip has individually a great season in Argentina. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.6ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 12.1rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jazwin Cowan (210-C-83) of 9 de Julio - 20 points and 15 rebounds
5. Phillip Hopson (188-G-87) of Boca Jrs - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Mariano Fierro (201-F/C-86) of Atenas - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Cristian Amicucci (202-F/C-85) of Argentino - 14 points and 12 rebounds
8. Julian Aprea (200-F-87) of Atenas - 21 points and 2 rebounds
9. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of Penarol - 9 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists
10. Axel Weigand (200-C-85) of Argentino - 19 points and 8 rebounds

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



South American League 2012: Regatas Corrientes won the opener in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

Malvin -Regatas Corrientes 79:87

Regatas Corrientes won the opener in Brasilia at their South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat the opponent from Uruguay 87:79.
Regatas Corrientes started the game with 24-19 and added 21-15 in the second frame. The teams disappeared in the changing rooms when the board showed 45:34. Regatas Corrientes continued their dominance and won the third period 24-23 for 12-point advantage after 3 quarters. Malvin managed to win the last stanza 22-18 and reduced to final 87:79 result.
Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) and Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) nailed 15, while Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) posted 12 and Nicolas Ferreyra (185-PG-85) had 11. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) finished the game with 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) delivered 17. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) scored 15 and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) added 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas will play Amistad Blacmar of Bolivia, while Malvin will have the difficult task of trying to defeat the hosts of Uniceub BRB.

Malvin: Bruno Fitipaldo 19, Alexander Galindo 17, Reque Newsome 15, Anthony Myles 12
Regatas Corrientes: Paolo Quinteros 16, Tony Washam 16, Nicolas Romano 15, Federico Kammerichs 12, Nicolas Ferreyra 11



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  ASIAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 16: Mahram - Duhok 91-52
Oct. 16: Al Riyadi - E.R. Falcons 100-53

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 17: Belent - Mahram
Oct. 17: Duhok - E.R. Falcons


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Samad NIK KHAHBAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.19.5 
 2. Varda, Mahram17.5 
 3. Ibrahim, Al Riyadi16.5 
 4. Arakji, Al Riyadi16.0 
 5. Saoud, Al Riyadi16.0 
 6. Battulga, E.R. F.14.5 
 7. Woods, Al Riyadi14.5 
 8. Kamrani, Mahram14.0 
 9. Davaadorj, E.R. F.13.0 
 10. Purevjav, E.R. F.11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Samad NIK KHAHBAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.8.5 
 2. Nabipour, Mahram7.0 
 3. Kardoust, Mahram7.0 
 4. Kanaan, Al Riyadi7.0 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi6.0 
 6. Arakji, Al Riyadi5.5 
 7. Purevjav, E.R. F.5.5 
 8. Odonsuren, E.R. F.5.0 
 9. Abdel Nour, Al Ri.4.5 
 10. Bilal Tabbar., Al4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Samad NIK KHAHBAHRAMI
  (199-F-83)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.9.5 
 2. Kamrani, Mahram5.5 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi3.5 
 4. Batdorj, E.R. F.3.0 
 5. Munkhbayar, E.R. F.3.0 
 6. Odonsuren, E.R. F.2.5 
 7. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.5 
 8. Abdel Nour, Al Ri.2.5 
 9. Davarpanah, Mahram2.0 
 10. Martinez, Al Riya.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Amir SAOUD
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Saoud, Al Riyadi3.5 
 2. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.0 
 3. Sahakian, Mahram2.5 
 4. Kanaan, Al Riyadi2.0 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi2.0 
 6. Kamrani, Mahram2.0 
 7. Martinez, Al Riyadi2.0 
 8. Ibrahim, Al Riyadi2.0 
 9. Abdel Nour, Al Ri.1.5 
 10. Odonsuren, E.R. F.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  USA
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi2.0 
 2. Kardoust, Mahram1.5 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.0 
 4. Nik Khahbahr., Mah.0.5 
 5. Sahakian, Mahram0.5 
 6. Sedighi, Mahram0.5 
 7. Davarpanah, Mahram0.5 
 8. Varda, Mahram0.5 
 9. Purevjav, E.R. F.0.5 
 10. Batdorj, E.R. F.0.5 


Day 2 in Beirut - by Eurobasket News

Al Riyadi - E.R. Falcons 100-53
Riyadi eased to the second straight win at the start of Asia Club Championship. The Lebanese team shot down Falcon to improve at 2-0 record. Riyadi gave little chance for their opponents. The Lebanese team grabbed a 28:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Riyadi erupted for 33 points in the second quartet to aggravate the damage. The Lebanese side ensured a 61:21 halftime lead. Falcon used a bit of a sloppy form of Riyadi in the third quarter to outscore their opponents but it had little impact on the game. Riyadi allowed Falcon to win the fourth frame claiming an overall comprehensive victory. Ahmad Ibrahim (202-G/F-92, college: Rice) posted 18 points to lead the Lebanese side. Wael Arakji (193-G-94) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (SG-89) answered with 16 points for Falcon. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) netted 11 points in the losing case.

Mahram - Duhok 91-52
Mahram registered the second victory at the start of Asia Club Championship. The Iranian team rallied past Duhok to stay undefeated at 2-0 record. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) and Samad Nik Khahbahrami (199-F-83) finished with 18 points each to lead the winners. Iran poured in 29 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 17-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Mahram arrived at halftime up by as many as 19 points 50:31. Mahram totally dominated in the third frame. They built a 32-point advantage at the final intermission. Duhok managed just 13 points in the fourth frame as Mahram cruised to the victory. Mahdi Kamrani (186-PG-82) netted 15 points and issued 6 assists for the winners. Antonio Webb (178-G-84, college: Beth.-Cookman) answered with 11 points for Duhok. Ali Ismael (200-PF-94) chipped in 10 points for the Iraqi team.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Henry wins Round 2 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

After leading his team to a heart-stopping victory over the Melbourne Tigers on Friday night, exciting Sydney Kings guard Corin Henry (180-PG-88, college: Tarleton St.) has been named the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week for Round Two of the iiNet NBL Championship.

Henry was instrumental in his teams second-half comeback against the Tigers at the Crown Kingdome as he ensured Sydney recorded an 85-82 victory in their home opener for season 2012/13.

The 180cm American scored an equal round-high of 23 points, as well as adding five assists, four rebounds and four crucial steals for the game. In the second half Henry went 9-from-15 from the field to lift the Kings from a 47-39 halftime deficit to the win.

Henry narrowly beat out teammate Darnell Lazare and New Zealand Breakers point guard Cedric Action Jackson to win the Round Two honours.

Lazare had 23 points and 13 rebounds to complement Henrys heroics, and also nailed four free throws to seal the game.

Jackson did it all for the Breakers as they bounced back from their Round One disappointment with a 73-59 victory over the Adelaide 36ers. The American had 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and five steals in a virtuoso performance.

Perths Kevin Lisch was also a strong candidate for Player of the Week in Round Two. Playing in his 100th NBL game, Lisch scored a game-high 20 points as the Cats steamed over the Townsville Crocodiles to record their second straight road victory to start the season.

Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Two included Cameron Tragardh (Cairns), Shawn Redhage (Perth), Liam Rush (Melbourne), Larry Davidson (Wollongong), Oscar Forman (Wollongong), Daniel Johnson (Adelaide), Shane Edwards (Cairns) and Alex Pledger (New Zealand).



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mistelbach 4-0 
 2. Vienna Timb. 4-0 
 3. Mattersb.R. 2-2 
 4. Worthersee 2-2 
 5. Dornbirn 2-2 
 6. Tirol 2-2 
 7. Falcons 2-2 
 8. Basket Flames 2-2 
 9. Klagenfurt 0-4 
 10. Salzburg 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: Falcons - Salzburg 98-74
Oct. 13: Dornbirn - Worthersee 94-92
Oct. 14: Mattersb.R. - Basket Flames 70-51
Oct. 13: Kos Celovec - Vienna Timb. 52-111
Oct. 13: Tirol - Mistelbach 51-85

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 20: Worthersee - Kos Celovec
Oct. 20: Mistelbach - Basket Flames
Oct. 20: Tirol - Mattersb.R.
Oct. 20: Tirol - Falcons
Oct. 20: Salzburg - Dornbirn



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   

Standings

Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1. Djuro Djakovic 0-0 
 2. Galil Gilboa 0-0 
 3. Kumanovo 0-0 
 4. Levski Sofia 0-0 
 5. Mornar Bar 0-0 
Group B
 1. Kozuv 1-0 
 2. Kavala 0-0 
 3. Rilski Sportist 0-0 
 4. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 5. OKK Beograd 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Oct. 17: Kumanovo - Mornar Bar
Oct. 17: Galil Gilboa - Djuro Djakovic

B

Oct. 16: OKK Beograd - Kozuv 66-74
Oct. 17: Kavala - Rilski Sportist



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 16: Rudupis - Barons kvartals 88-57
Oct. 16: Ventspils - Siauliai 83-75
Oct. 12: Juventus - Lietkabelis 79-95
Oct. 16: LSU-Baltai - Valmiera 66-68
Oct. 15: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 64-81
Oct. 16: Nevezis - Sakalai 63-73
Oct. 16: Liepaja - Lietkabelis 62-86
Oct. 16: Valga - Tartu Ulikool 50-94
Oct. 16: Juventus - Jelgava 101-96
Oct. 17: TTU - Barsy Atyrau


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.19.3 
 2. Milaknis, Rudupis18.3 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock17.0 
 4. Matyukevych, Bars.16.7 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis15.8 
 6. Bergmanis, Barons15.7 
 7. Fredrick, Barsy A.15.7 
 8. Silavs, Jelgava14.3 
 9. Metra, Barons k.13.0 
 10. Janavicius, Rudup.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.13.3 
 2. Chamberlain, Jelga.9.3 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.8.7 
 4. Rozitis, Barons k.7.0 
 5. Valeika, Rudupis7.0 
 6. Vene, Rudupis6.5 
 7. Dimsa, TU/Rock6.3 
 8. Metra, Barons k.5.0 
 9. Vares, Valga5.0 
 10. Ate, Liepaja5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ernestas EZERSKIS
  Liepaja
  (187-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ezerskis, Liepaja6.7 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis5.3 
 3. Oja, Valga4.0 
 4. Silavs, Jelgava3.7 
 5. Fredrick, Barsy A.3.7 
 6. Kriisa, TU/Rock3.3 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava2.7 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis2.5 
 10. Milaknis, Rudupis2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (189-G-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock4.3 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis3.5 
 3. Mizis, Jelgava3.0 
 4. Saage, TU/Rock2.7 
 5. Chamberlain, Jelga.2.7 
 6. Jakovics, Liepaja2.0 
 7. Petersonig, Valga2.0 
 8. Kadziulis, Rudupis2.0 
 9. Vene, Rudupis1.8 
 10. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.7 
 2. Matyukevych, Bars.1.7 
 3. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.7 
 4. Bricis, Liepaja1.0 
 5. Korshunov, Barsy A.0.7 
 6. Evstigneev, Barsy0.7 
 7. Zelionis, Barsy A.0.7 
 8. Nelyubov, TU/Rock0.7 
 9. Allingu, TU/Rock0.7 
 10. Vene, Rudupis0.5 



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  BELARUS   


Vitali Liutych selected the top Belarusian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Belarusian players, who play currently abroad.

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92). He led Siauliai to a victory over the league outsider Naglis Palangos (0-4) 72-63 in the Lithuanian LKL in Wednesday night's game. Liutych was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 32 minutes on the court. BC Siauliai (2-0) is placed third in the LKL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Liutych has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 66.7% in the two games he played so far. He played for the Belarusian senior national team years ago.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford). Parakhouski contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Gaziantep (0-1) 75-56 in the Turkish TBL last Saturday. He recorded 9 points and blocked 2 blocks. It was his first game for Olin Edirne this season. His team is placed seventh in the TBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Parakhouski belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2. He played for the Belarusian national team in 2012.

Valentin Yurchyk
Valentin Yurchyk
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Valentin Yurchyk (207-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov). Yurchyk managed to help BC Nizhny Novgorod in a victory against the eighth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-2) crushing them 93-66 in the VTB United League on Monday night. He scored only 4 points in 6 minutes on the court. BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-0) is placed first in group B. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Yurchyk averages: 2.0ppg, 1.5rpg in the two games. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. Yurchyk played for the Belarusian national team years ago.

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #4. Forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, agency: RU-Basket Management), who plays in Russia could not help Unics Kazan (1-1) to beat Spartak St.Petersburg (2-0). He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The fourth-placed Unics Kazan was edged 52-51 on the road by the leading Spartak St.Petersburg in the group A of VTB United League. . It's Veremeenko's fifth season with the team. Veremeenko's overall stats this year are: 6.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Russian. Despite Veremeenko played previously for the Russian national team, he is currently in the Belarusian national team roster.

Aleh Kojenets
Aleh Kojenets
   #5. An experienced former international center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Delikatesas (3-1) crushing them 81-61 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) last Friday. Kojenets scored 11 points in a mere 15 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Mazeikiai (4-0) is placed first in the NKL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . This year Kojenets' overall stats are: 6.5ppg and 3.0rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Belarusian national team three years ago.

Sergey Karpov
Sergey Karpov
   #6. Forward Sergey Karpov (200-80) was not able to help Sojuz Zaretchny (0-2) in their game against AltajBasket (1-1) in the Russian Superlaegue (second division). Karpov scored 8 points. It was his first game for Sojuz Zaretchny this season. Sojuz Zaretchny was defeated 85-81 at home by the higher-ranked AltajBasket (#7). . Despite Karpov played previously for the Russian national team, he is also a former international player as he played for the Belarusian senior team three years ago.

Other top Belarusian players, who play abroad:

Heorhi Kandrusevich (197-G/F-78) plays for Ferro-ZNTU in Ukrainian Superleague
Dmitri Paliashchuk (199-SG-85) plays for Halychyna in Ukrainian Superleague
Mikita Meshcharakou (202-SF-88) plays for AcegasAps TR in Italian Lega2
Siergiej Zeludok (207-C-63) plays for Sportino in Polish 3 Liga
Dante Stiggers (188-PG-82) plays for Apoel in Cypriot Division A
Borys Kamianov (197-F-73) plays for Open Florentyna in Polish 3Liga
Dmitrij Koltunov (198-F-75) plays for Open Florentyna in Polish 3Liga
Sergey Volk (186-PG-85) plays for BK Almaty in Kazakhstan D1
Dimo Jeleznov (202-F/C-88) plays for Tongeren in Belgian Division II

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Belarusian playing currently abroad. Go to Belarusian Abroad Page to see completed list.



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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. Oudenaarde 3-3 
 9. Sprimont 3-3 
 10. CEP Fleurus 2-3 
 11. M.Hainaut II 2-4 
 12. Essor Charleroi 1-4 
 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. 14: Oudenaarde - Essor Charleroi 91-73
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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 19: M.Hainaut II - Oudenaarde
Oct. 19: CEP Fleurus - Giants II
Oct. 20: St-Niklase - Sint-Jan Ant.
Oct. 20: Tongeren - Gent Dragons
Oct. 20: Kangor.-Boom - Houthalen
Oct. 21: Essor Charleroi - Waregem
Oct. 21: Gembo BBC - Excelsior


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 score for Kangoeroes Boom. This is the first loss for Excelsior Brussels in the regular 2012-13 Division II season (besides the defeat at home in Belgian Cup 1/16 final round against BS Waregem). Due to some back injury, Emma Mampuya (200-F/C-79, agency: Promotex) did not play for the Belgian capital's team.
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



Axel Hervelle selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Belgians who are currently playing abroad.

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83). He contributed to a Gescrap BB's victory against one of league's weakest teams Lagun Aro GBC (0-3) 72-65 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Hervelle scored 8 points in 20 minutes on the court. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2-1) is placed ninth in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Hervelle averages: 5.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 43.8% in the three games he played so far. He played for the Belgian senior national team years ago.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Van Rossom could not help one of league's weakest teams CAI Zaragoza (2-1) to beat Valencia Basket (3-0). He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. CAI Zaragoza was defeated 83-73 on the road by the higher-ranked Valencia Basket (#4). But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Van Rossom has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 71.4%, 3FGP: 72.7%. He played for the Belgian national team in 2012.

Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Ryan Hoover (187-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Hoover was not able to help Fileni BPA Jesi (1-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance Fileni BPA Jesi lost 58-67 in Verona to the lower-ranked (#12) Tezenis VE. Hoover was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 3 passes in 35 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Hoover has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.5apg, 3FGP: 62.5% in the two games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Hoover played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Belgian national team in 2012. Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.

Beye Tabu-Eboma
Beye Tabu-Eboma
   #4. Shooting guard Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-85) was not able to secure a victory for Cantu (0-1) in their game against Union Olimpija (1-0) in the Euroleague. His contribution was not very remarkable in Thursday's game. Tabu-Eboma recorded only 3 points. It was his first game for Cantu this season. The sixth-placed Cantu was defeated 84-71 at home by the higher-ranked Union Olimpija (#3) in the group A of Euroleague. . Tabu-Eboma used to play for the Belgian national team earlier this year.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #5. Former U20 international swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management) couldn't help Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-3) in their game against Worcester Wolves (3-3) in the British BBL. He scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. Liverpool Mersey Tigers was crushed 98-48 in Worcester by the much higher-ranked (#4) Wolves. So far Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Hulsen has reliable stats this year: 14.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg in the two games. He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team three years ago.

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
   #6. Guard Christopher Jones (186-90) helped Contern win their game against the eighth-ranked Residence (1-3) 83-75 in the Luxembourg Diekirch League on Friday night. Jones scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. AB Contern (2-2) is placed fourth in the Diekirch League. . Jones is currently fifth on the list of most steals. His overall stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.5apg and 2.5spg. Despite Jones played previously for the Luxembourg national team, he is also a former international player as he played for the Belgian senior team three years ago.

Other top Belgian players, who play abroad:

Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-C-84) plays for Polpharma in Polish TBL
Xavier Francois (200-C-94) plays for Strasbourg IG in French ProA
Marcus Faison (196-G-78) plays for Armia in Georgian Superleague
Rayan Kayembe-Milongo (96) plays for Maribor Messer in Slovenian Telemach League
Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83) plays for JA Vichy in French NM1
Mark Acres (210-C-62) plays for Benfica in Portuguese LPB
Igor Muya Kabeya (195-F/G-81) plays for Trappes in French NM2
Bob Menama (201-F-80) plays for Vanves in French NM2
Stan Leemans (205-C-92) plays for Swiss Central in Swiss LNB

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Belgian playing currently abroad. Go to Belgian Abroad Page to see completed list.



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South American League 2012: Uniceub BRB started with an easy home win - by Eurobasket News

Uniceub BRB- Amistad 128:75

Uniceub BRB started with an easy home win over Amistad at the South American League 2012. The Brazilian side smashed the opponents 128:75 in Group B.
Uniceub BRB opened the game with 30-14 and did not look behind after. The team from Brazil added massive 30-12 in the second frame and led 60:26 at the halftime. Moreover they dominated the second half as well. They needed 37-33 in the third period and then finished the game with 31-16 in the last stanza for the final success.
Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) added 17. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) and Ronald Reis (210-C-91) followed them with 16 points apiece. Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the losing effort, while Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) notched 15 and Julio Mendoza (PG-78) scored 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas will play Amistad Blacmar of Bolivia, while Malvin will have the difficult task of trying to defeat the hosts of Uniceub BRB.

Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 21+15 rebs, Alex Ribeiro 17, Arthur Silva 16, Ronald Reis 16
Amistad: Quentin Smith 18+12 rebs, Gene Myvett 16+11 rebs, Ivan McFarlin 15, Julio Mendoza 12



Amistad de Chuquisaca-Sucre adds Smith to their roster - by Eurobasket Center

Amistad de Chuquisaca-Sucre added to their roster 35-year old American center Quentin Smith (205-C-113kg-77, college: Mississippi St.). In his first game he scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Uniceub/BRB 75-128. Smith played most recently at Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (Mexico). He is a very experienced player. Smith played also pro basketball in Argentina, Chile, Dominican Rep., Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela and USA. He graduated Mississippi State University in 2001 and it will be his 12th season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Ivan McFarlin is a newcomer at Amistad de Chuquisaca-Sucre - by Eurobasket Center

Amistad de Chuquisaca-Sucre added to their roster 30-year old American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-F-105kg-82, college: Oklahoma St.). In his first game he scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Uniceub/BRB 75-128. McFarlin played most recently at Link Tochigi Brex (Japan). It was a very successful year in his career as He was voted to Asia-Basket.com Japanese JBL Superleague All-Imports Team. McFarlin is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Australia, France, Israel, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey. McFarlin graduated Oklahoma State University in 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - D2 Leagues

Division II Standings
 1. Bosnjak 1-0 
 2. Celik 1-0 
 3. OKK Sloboda T. 1-0 
 4. Play Off 1-0 
 5. Spars Sarajevo 1-0 
 6. Student 1-0 
 7. Brcko 0-1 
 8. Donji Vakuf 0-1 
 9. Gradina S. 0-1 
 10. Limometal 0-1 
 11. Mostar 0-1 
 12. Orlovik 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 15: Student - Mostar 85-80
Oct. 15: Limometal - Celik 77-98
Oct. 15: OKK Sloboda T. - Gradina S. 73-70
Oct. 15: Brcko - Play Off 65-94
Oct. 15: Orlovik - Spars Sarajevo 54-83
Oct. 15: Bosnjak - Donji Vakuf 110-83


Nihad Djedovic selected the top Bosnian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bosnia and Herzegovina players, who play currently abroad.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket). He was the major contributor in an ALBA Berlin's victory against the tenth-ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-2) crushing them 109-67 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Djedovic recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 22 minutes on the court. ALBA Berlin (2-0) is placed third in the BBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Djedovic's first year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Djedovic averages: 16.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, 3FGP: 33.3% in the two games he played so far. He played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team years ago.

Zoran Planinic
Zoran Planinic
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Zoran Planinic (198-82), who plays in Russia. Planinic could not help Khimky (0-1) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Khimky was defeated 92-80 on the road by the second-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker in the group A of Euroleague. Planinic was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 8 assists. It was his first game for Khimky this season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Planinic belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #3. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite Planinic played previously for the Croatian national team, he played also for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team in 2012.

Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was former international shooting guard Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89). Bogdanovic contributed to a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 11th-ranked Erdemir (0-1) 83-78 in the Turkish TBL on Sunday night. He recorded 10 points in 27 minutes. It was his first game for Fenerbahce Ulker this season. His team is placed fourth in the TBL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Bogdanovic is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian. Despite he played previously for the Croatian national team, Bogdanovic played also for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team in 2010.

Damir Markota
Damir Markota
   #4. Forward Damir Markota (209-85) helped Besiktas edge the league outsider Turk Telekom (0-1) 61-60 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Besiktas this season. His team is placed second in the TBL. . Similarly like Bogdanovic and Planinic above Markota has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian nationalities. Despite he played previously for the Croatian national team, Markota is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Suad Sehovic
Suad Sehovic
   #5. International swingman Suad Sehovic (196-87) led Khimik to a victory over the eighth-ranked Kryvbasbasket (2-3) 79-71 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. He was MVP of the game. Sehovic scored 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 34 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (5-1) is placed second in the Superleague. It's Sehovic's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.8ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.0apg in the six games. Sehovic also holds two passports: Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite he played previously for the Montenegrin national team, Sehovic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Marko Batina
Marko Batina
   #6. Swingman Marko Batina (198-86) was the main contributor in a Djuro Djakovic's victory against the tenth-ranked Osjecki Sokol (0-2) 71-63 in the Croatian A1 on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Batina scored 20 points. KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod (2-0) is placed first in the A1. . Batina is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league. This season he has very high stats. Batina averages: 19.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. He is international player as he played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team years ago.

Marko Keselj
Marko Keselj
   #7. International small forward Marko Keselj (206-88, also represented by Beo Basket) helped Valencia Basket win their game against the closely-ranked CAI Zaragoza (2-1) 83-73 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Keselj scored 8 points in 19 minutes. Valencia Basket (3-0) is placed fourth in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . This year Keselj's overall stats are: 4.3ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Keselj is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Toni Bizaca
Toni Bizaca
   #8. Forward Toni Bizaca (202-82), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan was not able to help Sodertalje Kings (3-1) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Sodertalje Kings was defeated 75-70 in Solna by the second-ranked Vikings. Bizaca was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 6 rebounds. . Bizaca is currently fifth on the league's list of top scorers. This season he has very high stats. Bizaca averages: 19.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team earlier this year.

Ivan Opacak
Ivan Opacak
   #9. International shooting guard Ivan Opacak (201-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) helped PGE Turow win their game against the eighth-ranked Anwil (1-2) 75-64 in the Polish TBL on Friday night. Opacak scored 10 points in 24 minutes. PGE Turow Zgorzelec (3-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . This year Opacak's total stats are: 9.7ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. Despite he played previously for the Croatian national team, Opacak is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #10. Center Ognjen Kuzmic (215-90) helped FIATC Joventut win their game against the 14th-ranked Assignia Manresa (0-3) 83-71 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. FIATC Joventut Badalona (2-1) is placed eighth in the ACB. . Kuzmic has averaged so far 4.7ppg and 4.3rpg. He is international player as years ago he still played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

   #11. International point guard Nemanja Gordic (192-88) helped Azovmash win their game against the 11th-ranked DniproAzot crushing them 83-63 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. Gordic scored 11 points and added 4 passes in 22 minutes. Gordic has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.2apg in the six games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team earlier this year.

   #12. International center Hasan Rizvic (212-84) helped his Russian team Enisey Krasnoyarsk win their game against the eighth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk 79-65 in the VTB United League on Thursday night. Rizvic scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. This season Rizvic has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5spg. Despite he played previously for the Slovenian national team, Rizvic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #13. An experienced international power forward Ratko Varda (215-79, another player represented by Beo Basket) helped his Iranian team Mahram win their game against one of league's weakest teams Duhok crushing them 91-52 in the Asian Club Championships in Tuesday night's game. He scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 15 minutes. Varda belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #2 with 17.5ppg. He also averaged so far 4.5rpg in the two games. Despite Varda played previously for the Serbian national team, he is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #14. International point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket) helped Halychyna win their game against the league outsider BC Kyiv 79-76 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. Vasiljevic scored 12 points and added 4 passes. He has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. Despite Vasiljevic played previously for the Serbian national team, he is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #15. International center Mirza Begic (217-85) managed to help Real Madrid in a victory against the fifth-ranked Panathinaikos 85-78 in the Euroleague on Friday night. Begic recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Real Madrid this season. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team earlier this year.



Igokea keep the perfect record on top of the league - by Eurobasket Center

Igokea keep the perfect record on top of the Adriatic League. The team from Bosnia and Herzegovina improved to 4-0 record.
In the latest game the team overcame KK Split 79:64. American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Cent.Conn.St.) fired 13 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Slovenian Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-SF-81) chipped in 12 points. Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Josip Sobin added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Earlier Radnicki KG lost to Igokea 73:78. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 28-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Radnicki KG was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Clifford Hammonds contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Igokea players scored in double figures. Stefan Sinovec (195-G-88) answered with 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and Australian Mark Worthington (202-PF-83, college: Metro St.) added 12 points in the effort for Radnicki KG.



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Standings - NLB

Carioca Standings
 1. Flamengo 4-0 
 2. Tijuca TC 2-1 
 3. Riachuelo TC 1-3 
 4. Botafogo 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 15: Flamengo - Riachuelo TC 110-59
Oct. 15: Botafogo - Tijuca TC
Oct. 17: Riachuelo TC - Tijuca TC
Oct. 17: Botafogo - Flamengo
Oct. 19: Riachuelo TC - Botafogo
Oct. 19: Tijuca TC - Flamengo


South American League 2012: Uniceub BRB started with an easy home win - by Eurobasket News

Uniceub BRB- Amistad 128:75

Uniceub BRB started with an easy home win over Amistad at the South American League 2012. The Brazilian side smashed the opponents 128:75 in Group B.
Uniceub BRB opened the game with 30-14 and did not look behind after. The team from Brazil added massive 30-12 in the second frame and led 60:26 at the halftime. Moreover they dominated the second half as well. They needed 37-33 in the third period and then finished the game with 31-16 in the last stanza for the final success.
Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) added 17. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) and Ronald Reis (210-C-91) followed them with 16 points apiece. Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the losing effort, while Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) notched 15 and Julio Mendoza (PG-78) scored 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas will play Amistad Blacmar of Bolivia, while Malvin will have the difficult task of trying to defeat the hosts of Uniceub BRB.

Uniceub BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 21+15 rebs, Alex Ribeiro 17, Arthur Silva 16, Ronald Reis 16
Amistad: Quentin Smith 18+12 rebs, Gene Myvett 16+11 rebs, Ivan McFarlin 15, Julio Mendoza 12



Marcelinho Huertas selected the top Brazilian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Brazilians who are currently playing abroad.

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports). He led Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 87-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Huertas was MVP of the game. He scored 14 points and added 7 assists in 24 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (1-2) is placed 11th in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Huertas is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.7apg. He also averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 47.1%, 3FGP: 21.4% in the three games he played so far. Huertas has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Huertas played also for the Brazilian national team in 2012.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Hatila Passos (211-86, college: N.Mexico St.). He was the main contributor in Hebraica's victory against the ninth-ranked Sayago (3-3) 69-58 in the Uruguayan LUB last Saturday. Passos was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 17 rebounds. Hebraica Macabi (7-2) is placed second in Capital group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Passos is currently fourth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Passos averages: 15.7ppg, 13.1rpg, 1.7bpg, 2FGP: 68.6%(59-86) and FT: 61.8%. He played for the Brazilian national team in 2010.

Vitor Faverani
Vitor Faverani
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Vitor Faverani (211-88). Faverani contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against the closely-ranked CAI Zaragoza (2-1) 83-73 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. Valencia Basket (3-0) is placed fourth in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Faverani's fourth year with the team. Faverani is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (second place). This year his overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 10.7rpg, 2.0bpg and FT: 81.8% in the three games. Faverani played for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
   #4. Center Lucas Nogueira (213-92) helped Asefa Estudiantes win their game against the 15th-ranked Cajasol (0-3) crushing them 76-46 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 7 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (3-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Nogueira belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #3. His total stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.7bpg. Nogueira is also Brazilian national team player.

Paulo Prestes
Paulo Prestes
   #5. Former international center Paulo Prestes (210-88), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help G.Canaria 2014 (2-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance G.Canaria 2014 was badly defeated 80-64 at home by the higher-ranked (#6) Caja Laboral. Prestes was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. . This year Prestes' total stats are: 8.0ppg and 5.3rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team three years ago.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #6. Point guard Raul Neto (186-92) was not able to help Lagun Aro GBC (0-3) in their game against Gescrap BB (2-1) in the Spanish ACB. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Neto was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists. . Neto has relatively good stats this season: 13.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.7apg. He is international player as he played for the Brazilian senior team years ago.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #7. Former international swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU) helped Givova Scafati edge the league outsider Pall.Trento (0-2) 74-72 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Tavernari scored 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes. Givova Scafati Basket (2-0) is placed fourth in the Lega2. . It's Tavernari's first season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 16.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.5apg in the two games. Despite Tavernari played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Marcus Vinicius Toledo
Marcus Vinicius Toledo
   #8. Forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86) was the major contributor in an Ford Burgos' victory against one of league's weakest teams Lobe Huesca (0-2) 93-82 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Toledo scored 15 points. Autocid Ford Burgos (2-0) is placed first in the LEB Gold. . This season Toledo has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg. Despite he played previously for the Spanish national team, Toledo is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Ricardo de Bem
Ricardo de Bem
   #9. International power forward Ricardo de Bem (210-84, college: Oklahoma City) was not able to secure a victory for Olimpia (1-4) in their game against Bigua (5-2) in the Uruguayan LUB, despite his very good performance on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. de Bem also added 2 blocks in 32 minutes. But the 15th-placed Olimpia lost 82-97 in a derby game to the much higher-ranked (#4) Bigua in the Capital group. It was Olimpia's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. de Bem has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2apg in the five games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team earlier this year.

Joao Paulo Batista
Joao Paulo Batista
   #10. Power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) in their game against Paris-Levallois (2-0) in the French ProA. Batista scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. But Le Mans was edged 88-87 on the road by the higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#4). . Batista is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Le Mans' roster. He has reliable stats this season: 13.5ppg and 4.5rpg. Batista is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Brazilian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88) couldn't help Leche Rio Breogan in their game against River Andorra in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. His team lost 86-90. Cobos is currently third on the list of best passers with 5.5apg. This year he also averages: 5.0ppg and 3.0rpg in the two games. Cobos used to play for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

   #12. Former international center Diego Soarez (205-87) couldn't help Atletico Welcome in their game against Union Atletica in the Uruguayan LUB. He cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. Soarez scored only 2 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. His team was defeated 81-67. He has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.4rpg. Soarez used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

   #13. Former international center Sidnei De Santana (215-83) managed to help CB Clavijo in a victory against the closely-ranked Melilla Baloncesto 86-82 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. De Santana has averaged so far 8.5ppg and 4.0rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international forward Andre Coimbra (205-86, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Cent.Michigan) couldn't help Osaka Evessa in their game against Takamatsu FA in the Japanese BJ League. Coimbra scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was edged 69-66. He has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 3.5rpg. Coimbra used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

   #15. Former international forward Kazuya Hatano (192-82) couldn't help Oita Heat Devils in their game against Hamamatsu Phoenix in the Japanese BJ League. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Hatano scored only 2 points in 12 minutes. His team were badly defeated by 17 points 89-72. He has averaged so far 2.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.5apg in the two games. Hatano used to play for the Brazilian national team two years ago.



Milton Garner try-out on joinville - by Paulo Freire

The Cia do Terno/Romaco/Joinville basketball team announced the arrival of a new athlete that will be test with the team. The player in question is the american guard Milton Garner (185-G), 22 years old.

The player comes in from Cameron University, while averaging 14.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Soon after arriving in Cia do Terno/Romaco/Joinville, Garner was introduced for the rest of the group to start training with coach Enio Vecchi. In Cia do Terno/Romaco/Joinville Garner have the help of former teammate Vinicius Telo (203-F-85, college: Cameron) and Abner Moreira (205-F/C-89, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Idaho St.) who also comes in from college.

The joinville managers also agreed with to young prospects that will be back with the team for this season, Felipe Rech (208-C-94) and Joao Carlos Martins (210-C-93).



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Earl Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bulgarian players, who play currently abroad.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA). He led his Latvian team VEF Riga to a victory over the ninth-ranked Neptunas (0-2) crushing them 86-60 in the VTB United League in Tuesday night's game. Rowland was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 32 minutes on the court. VEF Riga (2-0) is placed fourth in group B. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Rowland's first year with the team. Rowland belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #2) and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Rowland averages: 22.5ppg, 8.5rpg, 5.0apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 75.0%(15-20) and FT: 85.7% in the two games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite Rowland played previously for the USA national team, he is currently a member of the Bulgarian senior national team. Strangely Rowland has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana), who plays in Spain. He could not help Unicaja Malaga (0-1) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Calloway's very good performance the sixth-placed Unicaja Malaga was defeated 85-80 on the road by the leading Maccabi T-A in the group B of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 25 points. It was his first game for Unicaja Malaga this season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Calloway is the league's top scorer. He is a naturalized American. Despite Calloway played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Bulgarian national team in 2010. Apparently Calloway has never played in Bulgaria.

Ilian Evtimov
Ilian Evtimov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.). He was the major contributor in Chalon/Saor's victory against the leader Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1-0) 81-74 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Evtimov recorded 17 points in 25 minutes. It was his first game for Chalon/Saor this season. His team is placed third in group B. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Evtimov has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and French. Despite he played previously for the French national team, Evtimov played also for the Bulgarian national team in 2010.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #4. Forward Pero Antic (210-82, agency: Beo Basket) contributed to Olympiacos' victory against the fifth-ranked Caja Laboral (0-1) 85-81 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. He recorded 9 points. It was his first game for Olympiacos this season. His team is placed third in group C. . Antic is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Despite he played previously for the FYR Macedonian national team, Antic is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #5. International power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85) was the main contributor in U-Mobitelco's victory against the 11th-ranked CSU Sibiu (0-2) 75-63 in the Romanian Division A last Saturday. He was the best player in that game. Nikolov scored 25 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 33 minutes. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (2-0) is placed sixth in the Division A. . It's Nikolov's first season with the team. Nikolov belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #4) and also on the list of best passers (seventh place). He has very impressive stats this year: 19.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.5apg and 3.0spg in the two games. Nikolov used to play for the Bulgarian national team earlier this year.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #6. Small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-2) crushing them 93-66 in the VTB United League on Monday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-0) is placed first in group B. . Videnov's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg. He is international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team years ago.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #7. Former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.), who plays in the German BBL was not able to help Bayern Muenchen (2-2) in their last game. Despite Homan's good performance Bayern Muenchen was edged 87-85 in Quakenbrueck by the higher-ranked (#9) Artland Dragons. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. Homan also added 4 assists and 2 blocks in 27 minutes. . Homan is currently fourth on the league's list of best blockers with 2.0bpg. He also averaged so far 12.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.8apg in the four games. Homan is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Homan is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Willie Deane
Willie Deane
   #8. Point guard Willie Deane (188-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue) contributed to Khimik's victory against the closely-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (4-1) 87-79 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Sunday. Deane scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (5-1) is placed second in the Superleague. Deane has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 7.5apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Deane played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #9. International forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked DniproAzot (1-4) crushing them 80-59 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Wednesday night. He recorded 6 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 22 minutes. BC Donetsk (4-1) is placed fourth in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Ivanov's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.3apg in the four games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #10. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed to a Enel Brindisi's victory against the league outsider Vanoli Cremona (0-3) 78-69 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Simmons scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Enel Brindisi (1-2) is placed 12th in the SerieA. . Simmons is currently second on the list of best blockers. His total stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.3bpg and 1.3spg. Simmons is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Simmons is also international player as years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

   #11. International point guard Kee Kee Clark (180-84, college: St.Peter's), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to secure a victory for Umana Venezia (1-2) in their last game. Despite Clark's good performance Umana Venezia lost 75-88 in Pesaro to the much higher-ranked (#6) Scavolini. He scored 11 points and had 3 steals in 33 minutes. This year Clark has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.7spg in the three games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Clark played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.

   #12. International power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, another player represented by Beo Basket) couldn't help Lietuvos rytas in their game against CSKA Moscow in the Euroleague. He recorded only 4 points. It was his first game for Lietuvos rytas this season. His team was edged 75-73. Ivanov is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. International guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) helped his FYR Macedonian team Kozuv win their game against the league outsider OKK Beograd 74-66 in the Balkan League in Tuesday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Karadzovski recorded 17 points and added 4 assists in 30 minutes. It was his first game for Kozuv this season. Karadzovski is currently first on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (first place). Despite he played previously for the FYR Macedonian national team, Karadzovski is currently in the Bulgarian national team roster.

   #14. Former international forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) helped Aarhus BC win their game against the league outsider Randers 97-90 in the Danish Ligaen last Saturday. He scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Petkov has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg and 6.7rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2001.

   #15. U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, agency: Interperformances), who plays in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo (1-2) in their last game. Despite Sirakov's good performance Mazzeo San Severo was crushed 81-58 in Ferrara by the higher-ranked (#8) Naturhouse. He recorded 10 points in 30 minutes. This year Sirakov's total stats are: 6.3ppg and 1.3spg in the three games. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian U20 national team.



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Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa selected the top Cameroonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Cameroonians who are currently playing abroad.

Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa
Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international shooting guard Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-77). He led Aix-Maurienne to a victory over the tenth-ranked Lille Metropole (2-2) 100-81 in the French ProB (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Ekanga-Ehawa was MVP of the game. He recorded 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (3-1) is placed fifth in the ProB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Ekanga-Ehawa has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 68.8%(11-16), 3FGP: 36.0% and FT: 87.5% in the four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French. Despite Ekanga-Ehawa played previously for the French national team, he is currently a member of the Cameroonian senior national team.

Aldo Curti
Aldo Curti
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Aldo Curti (180-87). Curti managed to help BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral to win against the eighth-ranked JDA Dijon (1-1) 72-54 in the French ProA last Saturday. He scored 5 points and added 3 passes. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (2-0) is placed second in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Curti's first year with the team. This season Curti averages: 8.0ppg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 44.4% and FT: 88.9%. He is another player who holds two passports: Cameroonian and French. Curti is in the roster of the Cameroonian senior national team.

Harding NaNa
Harding NaNa
   #3. The Cameroonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware), who plays in the German BBL. He could not help New Yorker Phantoms (1-3) in their last game. Despite NaNa's very good performance New Yorker Phantoms was badly defeated 83-66 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#7) Telekom Baskets. He was the top scorer with 15 points. NaNa also added 9 rebounds in 30 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's NaNa's first season with the team. NaNa belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #6 with 7.5rpg. This year his other stats are: 11.5ppg, 1.8apg, 3FGP: 25.0% in the four games. NaNa is also a member of the Cameroonian senior national team.

   #4. Power forward Rudolf Mua (201-80) was the main contributor in a Kerava Energia Team's victory against the seventh-ranked HBA-Marsky (1-2) 99-89 in the Finnish 1st Division (second division) in Sunday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Mua recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 18 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 3 steals. Kerava Energia Team (1-2) is placed fifth in Division B. . Mua has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 21.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0spg. Mua is also Cameroonian national team player.

Serge Angounou
Serge Angounou
   #5. International forward Serge Angounou (202-83, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Arizona St.), who plays in the Japanese BJ League was not able to help Chiba Jets (1-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the sixth-placed Chiba Jets were edged 84-82 at home by the lower-ranked (#7) Tokyo Cinq Reves in the Eastern group. Angounou was the second best scorer with 20 points. He also added 7 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks in 34 minutes. . This year Angounou has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.0apg, 1.5bpg and 2.0spg in the two games. He plays currently for the Cameroonian national team.

Arsene Towa
Arsene Towa
   #6. Forward Arsene Towa (191-81) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rudolf Mua and both played together in the last Finnish 1st Division game. Towa was the major contributor in a Kerava Energia Team's victory against the seventh-ranked HBA-Marsky (1-2) 99-89. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 18 rebounds. Towa also added 3 assists. Towa is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Kerava Energia Team's roster. He is currently sixth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (third place). This season Towa has very high stats. He averages: 22.7ppg, 14.3rpg and 3.3apg. Towa is an international player who is currently on the senior Cameroonian National Team roster.

Gedeon Pitard
Gedeon Pitard
   #7. International guard Gedeon Pitard (188-89) contributed to a STB Le Havre's victory against the 14th-ranked JSF Nanterre (0-2) 90-79 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. He scored only 2 points in 16 minutes. STB Le Havre (2-0) is placed third in the ProA. . Pitard has been at the team for six years. This season Pitard's overall stats are: 2.0ppg and 3.5rpg in the two games. He is also Cameroonian national team player.

Alfred Aboya
Alfred Aboya
   #8. Power forward Alfred Aboya (206-85, college: UCLA), who plays in the Japanese BJ League was not able to secure a victory for Shiga L-Stars (1-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Aboya's very good performance Shiga L-Stars (#5) were edged 87-85 in Miyazaki by the lower-ranked Shining Suns (#7) in the Western group. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Aboya also added 6 rebounds. . Aboya has reliable stats this season: 13.0ppg and 8.0rpg. He plays currently for the Cameroonian national team.

Paul Biligha
Paul Biligha
   #9. International center Paul Biligha (200-90, agency: Players Group) helped Air Avellino win their game against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (1-2) crushing them 80-58 in the Italian SerieA on Monday night. Biligha scored 5 points in 15 minutes. Sidigas Avellino (1-2) is placed ninth in the SerieA. . This year Biligha averages only 1.7ppg in the three games. He is also in the roster of the Cameroonian national team.

Claude-Didier Njoya Nken
Claude-Didier Njoya Nken
   #10. Point guard Claude-Didier Njoya Nken (185-75) couldn't help Spot Up Medien Baskets (2-1) in their game against BSV Wulfen (1-2) in the German ProB (third division). Njoya Nken scored 9 points and added 4 assists. But Spot Up Medien Baskets (#5) was defeated 95-83 in Wulfen by the lower-ranked BSV Wulfen (#9) in the Group North. . Njoya Nken's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg. Despite he played previously for the Canadian national team, Njoya Nken is also a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Cameroonian senior national team.

   #11. International power forward Victor Samnick (203-79, college: Georgetown) couldn't help Chorale de Roanne in their game against Sluc Nancy in the French ProA. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. His team lost 45-58. This year Samnick's total stats are: 5.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5apg in the two games. He plays currently for the Cameroonian national team.

   #12. International center Junior MBida (206-90) helped Lille Metropole win their game against the 15th-ranked Hyeres-Toulon 74-71 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. MBida scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. MBida has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He is also in the roster of the Cameroonian national team.



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Darren Duncan agreed terms with Halifax Rainmen - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Rainmen strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Darren Duncan (180-88, college: Merrimack). Duncan played most recently at Saint John Mill Rats (NBL Canada). He managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). In 17 NBL Canada games last season he recorded very impressive stats: 18.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 7.5apg and 1.9spg. Duncan also played at Nova Ves in Slovakian Extraliga earlier that season. In 2 Extraliga games he averaged 10.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 2.0bpg. The other team he played that season for was Chomutov in Czech Republic NBL. In 1 NBL game he had 9 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks. Another team Duncan played that season for was NH Ostrava in NBL. In 4 NBL games he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.8apg, 1.3spg and 1.0bpg. His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals.
Duncan was voted to Daktronics Division II All-America 1st Team in 2010 in his college time. The guard was also named the Austrian 2.Bundesliga Finals MVP in 2011. 
He has played previously professionally in Austria (Dornbirn), Czech Republic (NH Ostrava).
Duncan attended Merrimack College until 2010 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)



Carl English's 32 points make him top Canadian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Canadian players, who play currently abroad.

Carl English
Carl English
#1. This week's number one is an international guard Carl English (192-81, college: Hawaii). He led Asefa Estudiantes to a victory over the 15th-ranked Cajasol (0-3) crushing them 76-46 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. English was MVP of the game. He scored 32 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (3-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. English is ranked first on the list of the top scorers in the league with 20.7ppg. He also averaged so far 4.0rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 66.7% (14-21), 3FGP: 52.9% (9-17) and FT: 87.5% in the three games he played so far. English is currently a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Levon Kendall
Levon Kendall
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Levon Kendall (209-84, college: Pittsburgh). He was the major contributor in a 3-point Blusens Monbus' victory against the 16th-ranked CB Canarias (0-3) 71-68 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Kendall scored 15 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (3-0) is placed second in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Kendall is currently seventh on the list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Kendall averages: 15.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0%. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish. Despite Kendall played previously for the Irish national team, he is currently a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Robbie Sihota
Robbie Sihota
#3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Robbie Sihota (198-87). Sihota contributed to a double overtime (!!!) M.Magixx's victory against the closely-ranked Leeuwarden (1-1) 104-100 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds in 36 minutes. Matrixx Magixx Wijchen (2-0) is placed fourth in the Eredivisie. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Sihota's first season with the team. Sihota is currently seventh on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has very impressive stats this year: 17.0ppg, 9.5rpg, 2FGP: 45.0%, 3FGP: 37.5% in the two games. Sihota is another player who holds two passports: Indian and Canadian. Despite he played previously for the Indian national team, Sihota is currently a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Corey Muirhead
Corey Muirhead
#4. Forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) was the main contributor in a BK Pardubice's victory against the sixth-ranked Levice (2-1) 86-80 in the Czech Republic NBL in Wednesday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Muirhead scored 19 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists. BK JIP Pardubice (3-0) is placed second in the NBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Muirhead belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 3.7apg and 1.7spg. Muirhead has both Canadian and Jamaican nationalities. Despite he played previously for the Jamaican national team, Muirhead is currently in the Canadian national team roster.

Sefton Barrett
Sefton Barrett
#5. International small forward Sefton Barrett (196-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) helped KTP-Basket win their game against the tenth-ranked Salon Vilpas (1-2) 96-89 in the Finnish Korisliiga last Friday. He was the top player that evening. Barrett had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 4 blocks in 35 minutes. KTP Basket Kotka (2-1) is placed fourth in the Korisliiga. . Barrett is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has very impressive stats this year: 20.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.7apg, 2.0bpg and 1.3spg in the three games. Barrett plays currently for the Canadian national team.

Devoe Joseph
Devoe Joseph
#6. Guard Devoe Joseph (193-90, agency: Interperformances, college: Oregon) helped Khimik win their game against the eighth-ranked Kryvbasbasket (2-3) 79-71 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. He scored 15 points and added 4 passes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Joseph's first season in pro basketball. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (5-1) is placed second in the Superleague. Joseph's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg. He is a former U19 international player as he played for the Canadian team five years ago.

Ross Bekkering
Ross Bekkering
#7. Former University international forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) helped Leiden win their game against one of league's weakest teams Zwolle (0-2) 66-56 in the Dutch Eredivisie in Saturday night's game. Bekkering scored 10 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 24 minutes. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (2-0) is placed third in the Eredivisie. . Bekkering is currently fifth on the list of best blockers with 1.5bpg. He also averaged so far 10.0ppg and 5.5rpg in the two games. Bekkering used to play for the Canadian university national team three years ago.

Jermaine Bucknor
Jermaine Bucknor
#8. Forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond) helped TBB Trier win their game against the 16th-ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (1-3) 78-59 in the German BBL last Sunday. He recorded 13 points. TBB Trier (2-1) is placed sixth in the BBL. . Bucknor's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg and 2.3rpg. Despite he played previously for the Jamaican national team, Bucknor is currently in the Canadian national team roster.

Ali Kanaan
Ali Kanaan
#9. Former international power forward Ali Kanaan (207-85, college: Mass.-Lowell) helped his Lebanese team Al Riyadi win their game against the league outsider E.R. Falcons (0-2) crushing them 100-53 in the Asian Club Championships on Tuesday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 20 minutes. Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (2-0) is placed first in the Asian Club Championships. There are only two games left until the end of the Asian Club Championships Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kanaan belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #4) and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). This year his overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg in the two games. Despite Kanaan played previously for the Lebanese national team, he is currently in the Canadian national team roster.

Troy Gottselig
Troy Gottselig
#10. Forward Troy Gottselig (203-87) helped Levice win their game against the tenth-ranked BK Prostejov (1-3) 78-62 in the Czech Republic NBL in Saturday night's game. Gottselig was the top player that evening. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Astrum Levice (2-1) is placed sixth in the NBL. . Gottselig has relatively good stats this season: 13.3ppg and 6.0rpg. He is international player as years ago he still played for the Canadian senior national team.

#11. International shooting guard Omar El Turk (186-81, college: Dawson Coll.) is a teammate of previously mentioned Ali Kanaan and both played together in the last Asian Club Championships game. El Turk helped his Lebanese team Al Riyadi win their game against the league outsider E.R. Falcons crushing them 100-53. He scored 11 points in only a mere 14 minutes. This year El Turk's total stats are: 10.0ppg and 2.0rpg in the two games. Despite he played previously for the Lebanese national team, El Turk is currently in the Canadian national team roster.

#12. Former international center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.), who plays in the German BBL could not help Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (0-0) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was defeated 88-82 on the road by the second-ranked ratiopharm Ulm. Morrison was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 7 rebounds. This season Morrison has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg and 3.8rpg. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2009.

#13. Former international guard Hernst Laroche (185, college: N.Mexico St.), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague was not able to help BC Odessa (1-5) in their last game. Despite Laroche's good performance BC Odessa lost 69-78 at home to the higher-ranked (#8) Kryvbasbasket. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. Laroche also added 7 assists in 30 minutes. Laroche has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 4.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Canadian national team three years ago.

#14. Former University international guard Tristan Blackwood (183-85) helped MLP Academics Heidelberg win their game against the league outsider USC Leipzig 86-80 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. Blackwood recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. It was his first game for MLP Academics Heidelberg this season. Blackwood used to play for the Canadian university national team back in 2007.

#15. Former international guard Alexander Murphy (183-88), who plays in the Danish Ligaen was not able to secure a victory for Naestved (3-2) in their last game. Despite his good performance Naestved lost 72-76 on their home court in Naestved to the leading Bakken. Murphy was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 6 passes in 32 minutes. Murphy is currently third on the list of best passers with 5.2apg. This year his other stats are: 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.8spg in the five games. Murphy used to play for the Canadian national team five years ago.



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Su Yi-chieh signs with Xinjiang - by Chris Wang

Local media reported that Su Yi-Chieh (181-PG-87), who played with Taiwan Mobile last season, has signed with Chinas Xinjiang and became the sixth Taiwanese player to play in China next season.

Su tested with Xinjiang two years ago but did not sign with the team.

Xinjiang made the semifinal round in the Chinese pro league CBA last season.

The six Taiwanese players to play in China next year are Su, Lin Chih-chieh (Zhejiang), Tseng Wen-ting (Shanghai), Yang Ching-min (Shanxi), Lee Hsueh-lin (Beijing) and Hong Chih-shan (Dongguan).



Shanghai wins 2012 Straits Cup invitational - by Chris Wang

Shanghai Sharks defeated Pure Youth Construction 80-62 on Monday and won the four-team 2012 Straits Cup Invitational with a 3-0 record.

Shanghai only led by one at the half but limited PY to 9 points in the third period with the help of strong defense from Tseng Wen-ting, who had 5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, and Zhang Zhaoxu, who tallied 15 points, 12 boards and 4 blocks.

PY was led by Taiwanese-American Wang Ting-chiehs 18 points. Lin Chin-pang had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals.

In the other game, Zhejiang beat Dacin 79-72.

Lin Chih-chieh of Zhejiang and Dacins Tien Lei both sat out the game as local fans were disappointed at not seeing the Lin-Tien matchup.



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Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 3

Oct. 15: Bucaros - Islanders 98-87
Oct. 16: Bucaros - Islanders 94-89
Oct. 16: Choco - Hormigueros 92-72
Oct. 15: Choco - Hormigueros 76-79
Oct. 16: Guerreros - Once Caldas 116-63
Oct. 16: Cafeteros - Patriotas 106-92
Oct. 15: Guerreros - Once Caldas 101-82
Oct. 15: Cafeteros - Patriotas 101-78

Second Stage: Round 4

Oct. 19: Once Caldas - Islanders
Oct. 19: Choco - Patriotas
Oct. 19: Guerreros - Arrieros
Oct. 19: Bayside - Bucaros
Oct. 19: Hormigueros - Cafeteros
Oct. 20: Once Caldas - Islanders
Oct. 20: Choco - Patriotas
Oct. 20: Guerreros - Arrieros
Oct. 20: Bayside - Bucaros
Oct. 20: Hormigueros - Cafeteros


FEDERATION CUP 2012, SECOND PHASE DAY 3 RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Group A:
Guerreros defeated Once Caldas with a strong defensive performance, Juan Palacios leaded the Guerreros with 29 pts + 10 rebs, Rashad Bell posted 25 points and Stalin Ortiz 21, Lashawn Malloy sealed the air with 7 blocks, in Once Caldas Rodrigo Caicedo netted 24 points including 5 three pointers and Tayron Thomas added 22.
Guerreros 101 J. Palacios 29 pts + 1 rebs, R. Bell 25 pts
Once Caldas 82 R. Caicedo 24 pts, T. Thomas 22 pts

Cafeteros defeated Patriotas in Armenia , Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-F/C-84, college: UALR) Jennings scored 29 pts + 20 rebs, Eric Williams helped with 23 pts, Patriotas had Jermaine Walker playing his first game with the Patriotas jersey, this was the 7th straight loss of Patriotas.
Cafeteros 101 R. Jones 29 pts + 10 rebs, Eric Williams 23 pts
Patriotas 78

Group B:
Bukaros defeated Islanders confirming that they are the favourites in the group B, Jeter; Marriaga and Silva leaded the Bukaros, Jones and Jackson the Islanders.
Bukaros 98
Islanders 87


Nuevo Choco failed to get a victory in its home, Hormigueros took the surprising victory , Choco is now at the bottom of the group B.
Nuevo Choco 76
Hormigueros 79
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Boris Meno's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Congolese playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Congolese who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Boris Meno
Boris Meno
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Boris Meno (203-83, agency: Two Points, college: Davidson). He led USK Praha to a victory over the ninth-ranked BK Lions Hradec (1-3) 100-91 in the Czech Republic NBL last Saturday. Meno was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 31 points and getting 18 rebounds. USK Praha (5-0) is placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Meno's first year with the team. Meno is currently first on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Meno averages: 22.5ppg, 11.8rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 58.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Congolese and French. Despite Meno played previously for the French national team, he is currently a member of the Congolese senior national team.

Max Kouguere
Max Kouguere
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Max Kouguere (198-87). Kouguere contributed to a STB Le Havre's victory against the 14th-ranked JSF Nanterre (0-2) 90-79 in the French ProA on Saturday night. He scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. STB Le Havre (2-0) is placed third in the ProA. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Kouguere's first season with the team. Kouguere has relatively good stats this year: 12.5ppg, 5.0rpg in the two games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Congolese and Central African. Despite Kouguere played previously for the Central African national team, he is currently a member of the Congolese senior national team.

Nobel Boungou Colo
Nobel Boungou Colo
   #3. The Congolese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88), who plays in the French ProA. Boungou Colo could not help Limoges CSP Elite (0-2) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance Limoges CSP Elite was defeated 70-62 on the road by the higher-ranked Strasbourg IG (#6). Boungou Colo was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 9 rebounds. . This season Boungou Colo has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 2FGP: 61.5% and FT: 75.0%. He has both Congolese and French nationalities. Despite Boungou Colo played previously for the French national team, he is currently a member of the Congolese senior national team.

Loic Akono
Loic Akono
   #4. Guard Loic Akono (177-87) was not able to help Lille Metropole (2-2) in their game against Aix-Maurienne (3-1) in the French ProB (second division). Akono recorded 6 points, 10 assists and 3 steals in 24 minutes. Lille Metropole was badly defeated 100-81 in Aix-les-Bains by the higher-ranked (#5) Aix-Maurienne. . This year Akono's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg in the four games. He also holds two passports: Congolese and French. Despite Akono played previously for the French national team, he is currently in the Congolese national team roster.

Kris Morlende
Kris Morlende
   #5. An experienced international point guard Kris Morlende (182-79) helped Blois win their game against the league outsider Sorgues (0-4) 87-70 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Morlende recorded 13 points. ADA Blois Basket (3-0) is placed first in the NM1. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Morlende's total stats this season are: 6.0ppg and 1.7apg. Similarly like Akono and Boungou Colo above he has Congolese and French nationalities. Despite Morlende played previously for the French national team, he is currently in the Congolese national team roster.

Enzo Tsonga
Enzo Tsonga
   #6. Guard Enzo Tsonga (194-90) was not able to secure a victory for BBC Nyon (0-1) in their game against Lugano Tigers (1-0) in the Swiss LNA. Tsonga cannot count it as his best performance. He recorded only 2 points in 21 minutes. It was his first game for BBC Nyon this season. BBC Nyon was badly defeated 85-66 at home by the higher-ranked (#4) Lugano Tigers. . Tsonga is an international player who is currently on the senior Congolese National Team roster.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Congolese passport:

   #1. Ehambe Moses Randall (198-G/F-86, college: ORU) led FIATC Joventut to a victory over the 14th-ranked Assignia Manresa (0-3) 83-71 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Moses Randall scored 24 points in 31 minutes. FIATC Joventut Badalona (2-1) is placed eighth in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Moses Randall has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg and 1.3rpg in the three games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite Moses Randall's Congolese passport, he currently plays for the USA national team and is not eligible to play for the Congolese team. Strangely Moses Randall has never played in Congo-Brazaville.

Other top Congolese players, who play abroad:

Giovan Oniangue (196-F-91) plays for Paris-Levallois in French ProA
Serge Ibaka (208-C/F-89) plays for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
Dwight Hardy (188-PG-87) plays for Air Avellino in Italian SerieA
Blanchard Obiango (202-F-88) plays for BV Chemnitz 99 in German ProA
Jean-Felix Moupegnou (201-F-82) plays for Quimper UJAP in French NM1
Clarence Juillet (198-C-83) plays for Berck in French NM2



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Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Group Center
 1. Dubrava 1-0 
 2. Hermes Anal. 1-0 
 3. Rudes 1-0 
 4. Samobor 1-0 
 5. Sanac Karl. 1-0 
 6. Bosco 0-0 
 7. Sus.-Moslavina 0-0 
 8. Gorica 0-1 
 9. Kaptol 0-1 
 10. Maksimir 0-1 
 11. Mladost Z.(C) 0-1 
 12. Zrinjevac 0-1 
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 1-0 
 2. Cakovec 1-0 
 3. Graficar 1-0 
 4. Medjimurje C. 1-0 
 5. Mladost D.(N) 1-0 
 6. Podravac Virje 1-0 
 7. Ivancica 0-1 
 8. Koprivnica 0-1 
 9. Petar Zrinski 0-1 
 10. Radnik 0-1 
 11. Rudar-Cimper 0-1 
 12. Vindija V. 0-1 
Group South
 1. GKK Sibenik 1-0 
 2. Jazine 1-0 
 3. Kastela 1-0 
 4. Policnik 1-0 
 5. Puntamika 1-0 
 6. Sukosan 1-0 
 7. Cetina 0-1 
 8. DOSK 0-1 
 9. Metkovic 0-1 
 10. Omis Galeb 0-1 
 11. Solin 0-1 
 12. Trogir 0-1 
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)

East

Oct. 20: Belisce - Vrijednosnice
Oct. 20: Vinkovci - Virovitica
Oct. 20: Pozega - Vukovar
Oct. 20: Zupanja - Olimp Inspekt

North

Oct. 20: Petar Zrinski - Graficar
Oct. 20: Ivancica - Mladost D.(N)
Oct. 20: Koprivnica - Podravac Virje
Oct. 20: Cakovec - Radnik
Oct. 20: Bjelovar - Medjimurje C.
Oct. 20: Rudar-Cimper - Vindija V.

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


Marko Popovic selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Croatian players, who play currently abroad.

Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Marko Popovic (185-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC). He led his Lithuanian team Zalgiris to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Cedevita (0-1) crushing them 90-62 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Popovic recorded 15 points and added 5 assists in a mere 17 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Zalgiris this season. His team is placed first in group C. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Popovic is currently a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Ante Tomic (217-87). He was the major contributor in a Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 87-68 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Tomic scored 14 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Regal FC Barcelona (1-2) is placed 11th in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Tomic is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.7ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 62.5%(20-32) and FT: 66.7%. Tomic is in the roster of the Croatian senior national team.

Krunoslav Simon
Krunoslav Simon
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, agency: Beo Basket), who plays in Spain. He could not help Unicaja Malaga (0-1) in their last game. Despite Simon's very good performance the sixth-placed Unicaja Malaga lost 80-85 on the road to the leading Maccabi T-A in the group B of Euroleague. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Simon also added 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. It was his first game for Unicaja Malaga this season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Simon played for the Croatian national team years ago.

Kresimir Loncar
Kresimir Loncar
   #4. Forward Kresimir Loncar (210-83, also represented by Alti Sport), who plays in Russia was not able to help Khimky (0-1) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance Khimky (#4) was defeated 92-80 in Istanbul by the second-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker in the group A of Euroleague. Loncar recorded 11 points and blocked 3 blocks. It was his first game for Khimky this season. . Loncar used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2010.

Dontaye Draper
Dontaye Draper
   #5. International point guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) managed to help Real Madrid in a victory against the league outsider Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (0-3) crushing them 100-79 in a derby game in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He scored 5 points and added 3 assists in 14 minutes. Real Madrid (3-0) is placed third in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Draper is ranked fifth on the list of the most steals in the league with 2.0spg. This year he also averages: 6.0ppg and 2.3apg in the three games he played so far. Draper is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Croatian national team. Draper used to play for Cedevita Zagreb in Croatian league.

Mario Kasun
Mario Kasun
   #6. Center Mario Kasun (213-80) was not able to secure a victory for Montepaschi Siena (2-1) in their game against Cimberio Varese (3-0) in the Italian SerieA. Despite his very good performance on Monday night He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Kasun also added 7 rebounds. . Kasun's overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg and 4.3rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Croatian senior team three years ago.

Drazen Bubnic
Drazen Bubnic
   #7. Former U20 international forward Drazen Bubnic (207-86) contributed to an Union Olimpija's victory against the sixth-ranked Cantu (0-1) 84-71 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Bubnic recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 13 minutes. It was his first game for Union Olimpija this season. His team is placed third in group A. . Bubnic used to play for the Croatian U20 national team six years ago.

Mario Delas
Mario Delas
   #8. Power forward Mario Delas (207-90) is a teammate of previously mentioned Marko Popovic. But that was another game of his team in VTB United League which we would like to mention. Delas contributed to an overtime Zalgiris' victory against the tenth-ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (0-2) 80-76. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. It was his first game for Zalgiris this season. His team is placed second in group B. It's Delas' first year with the team. Delas used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2009.

Leon Radosevic
Leon Radosevic
   #9. Former U20 international center Leon Radosevic (206-90) couldn't help Lietuvos rytas (0-1) in their game against CSKA Moscow (1-0) in the Euroleague, despite his good performance on Thursday night. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 16 minutes. It was his first game for Lietuvos rytas this season. But Lietuvos rytas (#6) was edged 75-73 in Moscow by the higher-ranked (#3) CSKA in the group D of Euroleague. . Radosevic used to play for the Croatian U20 national team two years ago.

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #10. Point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Aris (0-1) 71-56 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. He recorded 10 points. It was his first game for Panathinaikos this season. His team is placed third in the A1. . Ukic is international player as years ago he still played for the Croatian senior national team.

   #11. Former international power forward Sime Spralja (206-83, agency: Court Side) couldn't help Trefl Sopot in their game against AZS Koszalin in the Polish TBL, despite his very good performance last Saturday. He scored 15 points in 29 minutes. But his team was edged 88-86. Spralja has relatively good stats this year: 11.7ppg and 3.0rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Croatian national team eight years ago.

   #12. International center Luka Zoric (211-84) is a teammate of previously mentioned Krunoslav Simon. However that was another game of his team in Spanish ACB which brought him to that list. Zoric contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Blancos de Rueda crushing them 79-55. He scored 10 points. This season Zoric has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg and 5.3rpg. He used to play for the Croatian national team earlier this year.

   #13. Former U20 international center Jure Lalic (210-86) led his Slovenian team Krka to a 2-point victory over the tenth-ranked Cibona 69-67 in the Adriatic League in Sunday night's game. Lalic was MVP of the game. He recorded 15 points in a mere 16 minutes. Lalic has reliable stats this year: 11.3ppg and 3.3rpg in the four games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team six years ago.

   #14. International forward Damjan Rudez (208-86) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams CAI Zaragoza in their game against Valencia Basket in the Spanish ACB. Rudez scored 7 points. His team was defeated 83-73. Rudez's overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Croatian national team earlier this year.

   #15. Former U21 international guard Petar Cosic (186-85, agency: Interperformances) led Koroivos to a victory over the league outsider OFI crushing them 83-62 in the Greek A2 (second division) on Sunday night. Cosic was the best player in that game. He recorded 26 points (!!!) and added 5 assists in 34 minutes. It was his first game for Koroivos this season. Cosic is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (fifth place). He used to play for the Croatian U21 national team eight years ago.



Cedevita, Zadar and Cibona update - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita, Zadar and Cibona started their Adriatic campaign last week.
Cedevita is with 3-1 record so far after the win over 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. It was a very good performance for Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Center Miro Bilan (215-C-89) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) replied with 18 points and forward Boris Savovic added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Zvezda.
Krka sent Cibona to 1-3 record after 69:67 victory. 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-G/F-85) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) who added 9 points during the contest. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Davor Kus scored 11 points and 5 assists.
Zadar was beaten by 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-C-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) who added 16 points during the contest. At the losing side American Romeo Travis responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and center Franko Kastropil scored 11 points and 7 rebounds.



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Lamar Karim signs at Dinamo Tbilisi, ex AEK - by Tomek

Dinamo Tbilisi (Superleague) landed 29-year old American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances). Karim played most recently at Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A.
He is a very experienced player. Karim has played also professionally in France (ALM Evreux)Iceland (Tindastoll), Switzerland (MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket), Ukraine (DniproAzot), SEBL (Baseline and Black Monopoly) and WBA East Division (Georgia Warriors).
He attended Southern Polytechnic State University until 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 4-0 
 2. Kara Trutnov 3-1 
 3. Loko Plzen 3-1 
 4. Sokol H.K. 3-1 
 5. Sokol P. 3-1 
 6. Proton Zlin 2-2 
 7. Liberec 2-2 
 8. Ostrava 2-3 
 9. JBC Brno 1-3 
 10. Nymburk B 1-3 
 11. Sokol V. 1-3 
 12. U19 0-1 
 13. Litomerice 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 16: U19 - Ostrava 68-74
Oct. 19: Sokol P. - Loko Plzen
Oct. 19: Sparta Praha - Sokol V.
Oct. 21: Sokol H.K. - JBC Brno
Oct. 19: Liberec - Kara Trutnov
Oct. 21: Litomerice - Nymburk B
Oct. 21: Proton Zlin - Ostrava


David Jelinek selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Czech Republic players, who play currently abroad.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90). He was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the 12th-ranked Gaziantep (0-1) 75-56 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. Jelinek recorded 17 points in 33 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Olin Edirne this season. His team is placed seventh in the TBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Jelinek is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers with 17.0ppg. He played for the Czech Republic senior national team years ago.

David Steffel
David Steffel
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward David Steffel (212-85). Steffel led Rovinari to a victory against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc (0-2) 81-74 in the Romanian Division A last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 15 rebounds. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (2-0) is placed fourth in the Division A. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Steffel is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Steffel averages: 19.0ppg, 14.0rpg, 1.5spg and FT: 33.3%. He played for the Czech Republic national team in 2012.

Jiri Hubalek
Jiri Hubalek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Jiri Hubalek (208-82, agency: Two Points, college: Iowa St.), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Hubalek could not help one of league's weakest teams Nuovo Napoli (1-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Nuovo Napoli was edged in an overtime 100-97 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Sigma Barcellona. Hubalek had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) in 42 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Hubalek's first season with the team. Hubalek is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has very impressive stats this year: 24.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 57.1%(16-28) in the two games he played so far. Hubalek played for the Czech Republic national team three years ago.

Robert Skibniewski
Robert Skibniewski
   #4. Point guard Robert Skibniewski (183-83) contributed to a 2-point AZS Koszalin's victory against the closely-ranked Trefl Sopot (2-1) 88-86 in the Polish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 11 points and added 5 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. AZS Koszalin (2-1) is placed fourth in the TBL. . Skibniewski belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #3. His overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.0apg and 2.0spg. Skibniewski used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2009.

Pavel Pumprla
Pavel Pumprla
   #5. International shooting guard Pavel Pumprla (198-86) managed to help Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB in a 3-point victoryagainst the 16th-ranked CB Canarias (0-3) 71-68 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He scored 5 points in 14 minutes. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (3-0) is placed second in the ACB. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . This year Pumprla's overall stats are: 5.3ppg and 2.0rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team earlier this year.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the fifth-ranked Leche Rio Breogan (1-1) 90-86 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. B.C. River Andorra (20-10) is placed in the LEB Gold. . Hampl is ranked fifth on the list of the best rebounders in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg and 7.5rpg. Hampl is international player as he played for the Czech Republic senior team years ago.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #7. An experienced former international center Ondrej Starosta (215-79) helped Planasa NV win their game against the closely-ranked Lleida Basquet (0-2) 78-73 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. Planasa Navarra (1-1) is placed ninth in the LEB Gold. . Starosta is currently third on the list of best rebounders with 9.0rpg. He also averaged so far 12.0ppg in the two games. Starosta used to play for the Czech Republic national team four years ago.

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #8. Point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91) was not able to help Cajasol (0-3) in their game against Asefa Estudiantes (3-0) in the Spanish ACB. He scored only 4 points. Cajasol was crushed 76-46 in Madrid by the leading Asefa Estudiantes. So far Cajasol lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Satoransky's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.3apg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team earlier this year.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #9. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game. Balvin was not able to secure a victory for Cajasol (0-3) in their game against Asefa Estudiantes (3-0). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Balvin scored only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. Cajasol was crushed 76-46 in Madrid by the leading Asefa Estudiantes. This year Balvin's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 2.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team earlier this year.

Jan Kratochvil
Jan Kratochvil
   #10. Forward Jan Kratochvil (200-82) helped Komarno win their game against the closely-ranked Handlova (1-1) 86-76 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Wednesday night's game. Kratochvil scored only 2 points. MBK Rieker Komarno (1-1) is placed fourth in the Extraliga. . Kratochvil is ranked fourth on the list of the most steals in the league. He has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg. Kratochvil is international player as years ago he still played for the Czech Republic senior national team.



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Eulis Baez selected the top Dominican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Dominican Republic players, who play currently abroad.

Eulis Baez
Eulis Baez
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Eulis Baez (198-82, college: W.Illinois), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help G.Canaria 2014 (2-1) to beat Caja Laboral (2-1). Baez scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes on the court. It was his first game for G.Canaria 2014 this season. G.Canaria 2014 was badly defeated 80-64 at home by the higher-ranked (#6) Caja Laboral. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Baez played for the Dominican Republic senior national team three years ago.

Adris Deleon
Adris Deleon
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington). He contributed to a Wollongong Hawks' victory against the fifth-ranked Cairns Taipans (1-1) 68-58 in the Australian NBL in Friday night's game. Deleon scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Wollongong Hawks (2-0) are placed first in the NBL. . It's Deleon's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 41.2% and FT: 66.7%. Deleon played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2009.

Elys Guzman
Elys Guzman
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Elys Guzman (206-82, college: Bemidji St.), who plays in Ecuador. He was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Mavort (0-3) in their last game. Despite Guzman's very good performance Mavort lost 73-84 on their home court in Ibarra to the higher-ranked (#3) Centauros de Apure. He was the top scorer with 28 points. Guzman also added 8 rebounds in 37 minutes. So far Mavort lost all three games in the Preliminary Round. The Preliminary Round already ended in the Liga Sudamericana. Guzman is currently second on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Guzman averages: 24.0ppg, 8.3rpg in the three games he played so far. He played for the Dominican Republic national team three years ago.

Josh Asselin
Josh Asselin
   #4. An experienced power forward Josh Asselin (210-78, agency: Duran International, college: Michigan), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to secure a victory for Assignia Manresa (0-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Asselin's good performance Assignia Manresa was defeated 83-71 on the road by the higher-ranked FIATC Joventut (#8). He scored 10 points. . This season Asselin has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 3.3rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Despite Asselin played previously for the Dominican Rep. national team, he is currently in the Dominican Republic national team roster. Asselin used to play for Naco in Dominican Republic league.

Sean Ogirri
Sean Ogirri
   #5. Former international point guard Sean Ogirri (188-86, college: Wyoming), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) couldn't help Leche Rio Breogan (1-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance Leche Rio Breogan lost 86-90 on the opponent's court to the second-ranked River_Andorra. Ogirri scored 11 points and added 3 passes in 26 minutes. . Ogirri has reliable stats this year: 13.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg in the two games. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and Dominican Republic. Despite Ogirri played previously for the Dominican Rep. national team, he is currently in the Dominican Republic national team roster.

Jeff Greer
Jeff Greer
   #6. Swingman Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers) managed to help Strasbourg IG to win against the 11th-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (0-2) 70-62 in the French ProA last Monday. Greer scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Strasbourg IG (1-1) is placed sixth in the ProA. . Greer is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (sixth place). His overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 4.0rpg. Greer has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. He is a former international player as he played for the Dominican Republic senior team three years ago. Greer used to play for Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic league.

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #7. Former international guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) couldn't help Banvit BK (0-1) in their game against Anadolu Efes (1-0) in the Turkish TBL. He recorded 7 points and added 4 assists in 31 minutes. It was his first game for Banvit BK this season. Banvit BK lost 69-79 in Istanbul to the second-ranked Anadolu Efes. . Mejia used to play for the Dominican Republic national team seven years ago.

James Feldeine
James Feldeine
   #8. Guard James Feldeine (193-88, college: Quinnipiac) couldn't help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (0-3) in their game against Real Madrid (3-0) in the Spanish ACB. He scored 7 points. The bottom-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was crushed 100-79 in a derby game by the much higher-ranked Real Madrid (#3). So far Baloncesto Fuenlabrada lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Feldeine averaged so far 12.3ppg and 2.0spg. He also holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Despite Feldeine played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the Dominican Republic national team roster. Strangely Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #9. Former international forward Jose Domingues Del Villar (195-84, college: Brewton Parker) couldn't help Espoo Basket (1-2) in their game against JyWe (2-1) in the Finnish 1st Division (second division), despite his good performance last Sunday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes. But the sixth-placed Espoo Basket lost 58-67 in Jyvaskyla to the higher-ranked (#3) JyWe in the Division B. . This year Del Villar's overall stats are: 8.5ppg and 4.5rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Dominican Republic national team seven years ago.

Larry Turner
Larry Turner
   #10. Power forward Larry Turner (210-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Tennessee St.) couldn't help the league outsider Apollon Patras (0-20) in their game against Ikaros (1-0) in the Greek A1. Turner recorded 5 points. Apollon Patras was edged 67-65 in Kalitheas by the leading Ikaros. So far Apollon Patras lost all twenty games in the Regular Season. . Turner's total stats this season are: 8.5ppg and 4.5rpg. He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Turner is a former international player as seven years ago he still played for the Dominican Republic senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #11. Former international forward Carlos Novas (197-92) couldn't help Gmunden Swans in their game against Xion Dukes in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Novas cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. His team lost 85-94. This year Novas averages just 2.0ppg in the two games. He used to play for the Dominican Republic national team seven years ago.

The list of other players, who all have Dominican Republic passport but never been selected to any of Dominican Republic national teams:

   #1. Emmanuel Quezada (188-PG-85, college: USF) was the major contributor in a FIATC Joventut's victory against the 14th-ranked Assignia Manresa (0-3) 83-71 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 26 minutes. FIATC Joventut Badalona (2-1) is placed eighth in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Quezada is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.7apg. He also averaged so far 15.0ppg and 3.3rpg in the three games he played so far. Quezada has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #2. Experienced Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh) led Strasbourg IG to a victory over the 11th-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (0-2) 70-62 in the French ProA last Monday. Greer was MVP of the game. He scored 17 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Strasbourg IG (1-1) is placed sixth in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Greer is ranked ninth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (sixth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Greer averages: 16.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 6.0apg and 1.5spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Strangely Greer has never played in Dominican Republic.



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Wen Boss Mukubu selected the top Congolese playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Congolese who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Wen Boss Mukubu
Wen Boss Mukubu
#1. This week's number one is an international forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: UAB). Mukubu led Liege Basket to a victory over the closely-ranked Base Oostende (1-1) 85-81 in the Belgian Ethias League on Thursday night. He was MVP of the game. Mukubu scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. Liege Basket (1-1) is placed second from the bottom (#7) in the Ethias League. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Mukubu's first year with the team. Mukubu is currently ninth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 15.0ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 61.5% in the two games he played so far. Mukubu has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and Belgian. Despite he played previously for the Belgian national team, Mukubu played also for the DR Congolese national team in 2012.

Brice Massamba
Brice Massamba
#2. Second place goes to an international power forward Brice Massamba (208-88, college: UNLV). He managed to help KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod to win against the tenth-ranked Osjecki Sokol (0-2) 71-63 in the Croatian A1 in Saturday night's game. Massamba scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. KK Djuro Djakovic Slavonski Brod (2-0) is placed first in the A1. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Massamba's first season with the team. Massamba is currently fifth on the league's list of best rebounders. This season he averages: 9.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 2FGP: 75.0% and FT: 66.7%. Massamba is another player who holds two passports: Swedish and DR Congolese. He played for the DR Congolese national team in 2012.

Bambale Osby
Bambale Osby
#3. The DR Congolese player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland), who plays in the French ProA. He could not help Entente Orleans 45 (0-2) in their last game. Despite Osby's good performance Entente Orleans 45 lost 78-84 on the road to the higher-ranked (#9) Cholet. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. . Osby has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 64.3% and FT: 72.7% in the two games. He is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Osby played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Despite Osby played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the DR Congolese national team in 2012. Strangely Osby has never played in DR Congo.

Charles Kahudi
Charles Kahudi
#4. Forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) in their game against Paris-Levallois (2-0) in the French ProA. He did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. Kahudi scored only 1 points and added 3 passes. Le Mans was edged 88-87 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#4). . Kahudi has been at the team for four years. His overall stats this season are: 3.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 4.0apg. Kahudi has both DR Congolese and French nationalities. He used to play for the DR Congolese national team earlier this year.

Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo
Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo
#5. International guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked CFBB (0-2) crushing them 87-63 in the French NM1 (third division) in Tuesday night's game. Landu-Bongo scored 9 points and added 3 assists in 18 minutes. Saint Chamond Basket (2-1) is placed seventh in the NM1. . Landu-Bongo is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Saint Chamond's roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg in the two games. Landu-Bongo also holds two passports: DR Congolese and French. Despite he played previously for the French national team, Landu-Bongo is currently in the DR Congolese national team roster.

Henry Kahudi
Henry Kahudi
#6. Point guard Henry Kahudi (193-91) is a teammate of previously mentioned Charles Kahudi and both played together in the last French ProA game. Kahudi was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) in their game against Paris-Levallois (2-0). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Kahudi scored only 2 points. Le Mans was edged 88-87 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Paris-Levallois (#4). Kahudi plays sixth season for the team. His overall stats this year are: 2.0ppg and 2.0apg. Kahudi is international player as he played for the DR Congolese senior team years ago.

#7. International power forward Tridon Makonda (202-94) couldn't help La Palma (13-14) in their game against CB Guadalajara (1-0) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Makonda recorded only 3 points in 15 minutes. It was his first game for La Palma this season. La Palma lost 65-72 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) CB Guadalajara. . Makonda is also DR Congolese national team player.

The list of other players, who all have DR Congolese passport but never been selected to any of DR Congolese national teams:

#1. Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) contributed to a Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the fourth-ranked Brose Baskets (0-1) 72-60 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. It was his first game for Regal FC Barcelona this season. His team is placed second in group D. Wallace is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in DR Congo.

#2. Yannick Bokolo (188-SG-85) led Gravelines-Dunkerque to a victory over the eighth-ranked JDA Dijon (1-1) 72-54 in the French ProA last Saturday. Bokolo was MVP of the game. He scored 14 points. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (2-0) is placed second in the ProA. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bokolo's first year with the team. This season Bokolo averages: 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg. He has a dual citizenship: DR Congolese and French. Despite Bokolo's DR Congolese passport, he currently plays for the French national team and is not eligible to play for the DR Congolese team.



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French League Round 1 Review: Eurochallenge teams won - by Diamadis Farmakis

EuroChallenge outfits Paris-Levallois, JDA Dijon and Gravelines-Dunkerque all won on the opening weekend of the French Pro A season, while Nancy lost.

Paris-Levallois romped to a 93-75 victory over a visiting Orlans, JDA Dijon claimed a 65-63 triumph at Cholet, one of the top teams in France in recent seasons, and Gravelines-Dunkerque rolled to an 82-73 win against Strasbourg.

Paris-Levallois are stocked with talent and should give opponents in Europe and France tough games all season

Sean May's 22 points and seven rebounds led the charge in their win

The contest was tight heading into the fourth quarter but Paris-Levallois dominated the last 10 minutes, outscoring Orlans 28-13. France international Andrew Albicy had a game-high 10 assists to go with his 15 points for the winners.

Paris also have France international Antoine Diot (191-PG-89), who scored 19 points, and Jawad Williams (18pts).

Dijon faced a 52-46 deficit heading into the last frame of their game against Cholet but won. Andre Harris' 14 points and eight rebounds led the way for Dijon.

Gravelines-Dunkerque were also in fine fettle against a Strasbourg side that is coached by France national team boss Vincent Collet.

Juby Johnson scored 15 points for the victors.

Another side competing in the EuroChallenge, SLUC Nancy, launch their French league campaign at Le Mans on Monday evening.

Last year's Coupe de France, Semaine des As and French league winners, Chalon/Sane, suffered a 72-71 home defeat to ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne - the side coached by France women's boss Pierre Vincent. Senegal international Amara Sy of Asvel snapped a 69-69 tie with 41.6 seconds left by drilling a three-pointer over the out-stretched arms of Chalon star Blake Schilb.

"This is good for the confidence," said Sy, who had 10 points and five rebounds. "It confirms that we are on the right path, so we will continue to work. "We always believed."



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  EUROCUP   


CHOLET BASKET releases Ubiles, signs Souchu - by Diamadis Farmakis

Cholet Basket announced Tuesday that it has released injured forward Edwin Ubiles and signed Karim Souchu (198-F-79, college: Furman). Ubiles and the team mutually agreed to dissolve his contract due to the players wish to rehabilitate his injured foot at home in the United States.

The veteran Souchu (200 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Le Havre, where he averaged 9 points and 3 rebounds last season

He already debuted for Chalon and scored 20 points on 4-of-8 three-point shooting in the French League over the weekend

Souchu will appear in the Eurocup this season for the first time since the 2008-09 season, when he represented Chorale Roanne. He has also played for Begian club Liege Basket in the Eurocup and for Asvel Basket in the Euroleague.

During Souchus lengthy career, he has played in Cyprus with AEL Limassol, in Belgium with Liege and in France for Dijon, Asvel, Roanne, Limoges and Le Havre.



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings

Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Fener.Ulker 1-0 
 2. Real Madrid 1-0 
 3. Union Olimpija 1-0 
 4. Cantu 0-1 
 5. Khimky 0-1 
 6. Panathinaikos 0-1 
Group B
 1. ALBA 1-0 
 2. Chalon 1-0 
 3. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 4. Asseco Prok. 0-1 
 5. Montepaschi 0-1 
 6. Unicaja 0-1 
Group C
 1. EA7 Armani 1-0 
 2. Olympiacos 1-0 
 3. Zalgiris 1-0 
 4. Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 5. Caja Laboral 0-1 
 6. Cedevita 0-1 
Group D
 1. Besiktas 1-0 
 2. CSKA 1-0 
 3. FCB Regal 1-0 
 4. Brose Baskets 0-1 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 6. Partizan 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 18: Panathinaikos - Pall. Cantu
Oct. 19: Khimky - Real Madrid
Oct. 19: Union Olimpija - Fener.Ulker

B

Oct. 18: Asseco Prokom - Unicaja
Oct. 18: ALBA - Chalon
Oct. 18: Maccabi T-A - Montepaschi SI

C

Oct. 19: Cedevita - EA7 Armani
Oct. 19: Anadolu Efes - Olympiacos
Oct. 19: Caja Laboral - Zalgiris

D

Oct. 18: Lietuvos rytas - FCB Regal
Oct. 18: Brose Baskets - Besiktas
Oct. 18: Partizan - CSKA


ASSECO PROKOM GDYNIA adds veteran Alex Acker - by Diamadis Farmakis

Asseco Prokom Gdynia improved its frontcourt right before its Turkish Airlines Euroleague home opener on Wednesday by inking scoring guard Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) for the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday. Acker (196 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Le Mans Sarthe Basket.

There, he averaged 10,6 points, 3,4 rebounds and 3 assists in 8 Eurocup games last season and he helped Le Mans to reach the French League title game, where it finished second to Elan Chalon-sur-Saone

Acker has also played for AJ Milano in Italy, FC Barcelona in Spain, Olympiacos in Greece, Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit in the NBA and Fayetteville and Fort Wayne in the NBA Development League.

He helped Barcelona to make it to the Spanish League finals in 2008 and also reached the Greek League title series with Olympiacos in 2007. Acker carries Euroleague career averages of 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals over 48 games.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

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 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko MUGOSA
  (195-F-93)
  Avg: 18
 1. Mugosa, MNT18.0 
 2. Sanadze, GEO17.2 
 3. Burjanadze, GEO16.4 
 4. Prepelic, SLO16.3 
 5. Larentzakis, GRE16.3 
 6. Eriksson, SWE15.9 
 7. Nikolic, MNT15.2 
 8. Omic, SLO15.1 
 9. Pustovyi, UKR14.9 
 10. Antonakis, GRE14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Bobrov, UKR8.9 
 2. Burjanadze, GEO8.4 
 3. Omic, SLO7.7 
 4. Nikolic, MNT7.7 
 5. Gaddefors, SWE7.1 
 6. Trushkin, RUS7.1 
 7. Gobert, FRA7.0 
 8. Jean-Charles, FRA6.8 
 9. Pavic, MNT6.8 
 10. Norman, SWE6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Klym ARTAMONOV
  UKR
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Artamonov, UKR5.3 
 2. Prepelic, SLO4.9 
 3. Cizauskas, LTU4.6 
 4. Westermann, FRA4.3 
 5. Pajovic, MNT4.1 
 6. Laane, EST4.0 
 7. Traini, ITA3.9 
 8. Pkhakadze, GEO3.8 
 9. Antonakis, GRE3.6 
 10. Rupnik, SLO3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dovydas REDIKAS
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Redikas, LTU2.1 
 2. Pozas, ESP2.0 
 3. Lagana, ITA1.9 
 4. Larentzakis, GRE1.7 
 5. Eroglu, TUR1.5 
 6. Timma, LAT1.5 
 7. Dokuyan, TUR1.5 
 8. Cvetkovic, SRB1.3 
 9. Edge, TUR1.3 
 10. Barrera, ESP1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Gobert, FRA3.9 
 2. Pustovyi, UKR2.3 
 3. Nurger, EST1.4 
 4. Nikolic, MNT1.3 
 5. Orlenko, RUS1.3 
 6. Silins, LAT1.2 
 7. Tessitori, ITA1.1 
 8. Omic, SLO1.0 
 9. Vaitiekunas, LTU0.9 
 10. Gaddefors, SWE0.9 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 4-0 
 2. Kataja 2-1 
 3. FoKoPo 2-1 
 4. KTP 2-1 
 5. LrNMKY 2-1 
 6. Kauhajoki 2-1 
 7. Kouvot 1-1 
 8. Korihait 1-2 
 9. Nilan Bisons 1-2 
 10. Salon Vilpas 1-2 
 11. Lapua 0-3 
 12. Namika Lahti 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 16: Pyrinto - Nilan Bisons 91-84
Oct. 17: Kouvot - Kataja
Oct. 17: Salon Vilpas - Namika Lahti
Oct. 17: LrNMKY - Lapua
Oct. 17: FoKoPo - KTP
Oct. 17: Kauhajoki - Korihait


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons27.3 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo24.0 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.22.7 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait21.7 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.20.3 
 6. Barrett, KTP20.0 
 7. Conley, LrNM.19.7 
 8. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.7 
 9. Bullock, Kauhajoki18.7 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 13
 1. McDade, Nilan B.13.0 
 2. Tolbert, Lapua9.7 
 3. Molenius, FoKoPo8.3 
 4. Atupem, Salon Vilp.8.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto7.8 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo7.7 
 7. Logins, LrNM.7.7 
 8. Rainamaa, Korihait7.7 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto7.5 
 10. Conley, LrNM.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto9.0 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.5.0 
 3. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.7 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.7 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.4.7 
 6. Holmes, Lapua4.7 
 7. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.0 
 8. Hall, Salon Vilpas4.0 
 9. Virtanen, Kataja3.7 
 10. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNM.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.3 
 2. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.7 
 3. Rainamaa, Korihait2.0 
 4. Thornton, FoKoPo2.0 
 5. Conley, LrNM.2.0 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 8. Dyer, Korihait1.7 
 9. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.7 
 10. Flowers, Kataja1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Barrett, KTP2.0 
 2. Commons, Lapua2.0 
 3. Taft, Korihait1.7 
 4. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.3 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 7. Molenius, FoKoPo1.0 
 8. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.0 
 10. Dyer, Korihait1.0 


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto start rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 4: Pyrinto (Tampere) didn't win a medal last season in Finland, but this season Finnish Champion 2010, 2011 start rolling again. Even there is the new Head Coach Ville Tuominen , 30, team and Coach have found eachother quickly. Pyrinto (4-0) defeated tonight last season Finnish Champion Bisons from Loimaa (1-2) 91-84 (49-34). Quarters: 25-14, 24-20, 19-28, 23-22. Pyrinto had four players in double digits. Newcomer Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86, college: Rhode Island) was again team's leading scorer with 22 points. Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) had season second triple-double 18pts/12rbs/10a. Bisons had only Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) and Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) over 10 pts.
Pyrinto - Bisons 91-84 (49-34). (Lamonte Ulmer 22, Damon Williams 18/12/10, Antero Lehto 16 - Martin Zeno 25/8, Jeb Ivey 19, Matti Nuutinen 8. A: 1009).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Antibes 4-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-0 
 3. Boulogne 3-1 
 4. Evreux 3-1 
 5. Maurienne 3-1 
 6. Chalons-Reims 2-2 
 7. Rouen 2-2 
 8. Charleville 2-2 
 9. Le Portel 2-2 
 10. Lille 2-2 
 11. Bourg 2-2 
 12. St Quentin 2-2 
 13. Fos Ouest 1-3 
 14. Bordeaux 1-3 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 1-3 
 16. St Vallier 1-3 
 17. Nantes 1-3 
 18. Denain 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 16: Bordeaux - Denain 91-86
Oct. 16: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Charleville 81-69
Oct. 16: Boulogne - Nantes 81-66
Oct. 16: Rouen - Bourg 79-75
Oct. 16: Hyeres-Toulon - Le Portel 74-66
Oct. 16: St Quentin - Chalons-Reims 73-81
Oct. 16: Fos Ouest - Evreux 69-76
Oct. 16: Antibes - St Vallier 102-82
Oct. 16: Maurienne - Lille 100-81

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 19: Chalons-Reims - Rouen
Oct. 19: Le Portel - Maurienne
Oct. 19: St Quentin - Boulogne
Oct. 19: Evreux - Antibes
Oct. 19: Nantes - Bordeaux
Oct. 19: Lille - Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Oct. 20: St Vallier - Fos Ouest
Oct. 19: Denain - Hyeres-Toulon
Oct. 20: Bourg - Charleville


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 25
 1. Brown, Maurienne25.0 
 2. Blue, Antibes24.0 
 3. McKines, Rouen23.8 
 4. Davis, Fos Ouest19.5 
 5. Carter, Bordeaux19.5 
 6. Johnson, Chalons-.18.8 
 7. Boddicker, Pau-La.18.8 
 8. Flowers, Denain18.8 
 9. Booker, St Vallier18.3 
 10. Wood, Evreux17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Maurienne
  (198-C/F-82)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Bing, Maurienne12.8 
 2. Lesieu, St Quentin11.8 
 3. McKines, Rouen10.5 
 4. Jackson, Pau-La.10.3 
 5. Wood, Evreux10.3 
 6. Rouse, St Vallier8.8 
 7. Brown, Maurienne8.5 
 8. Coleman, Bordeaux8.5 
 9. Toney, Charleville8.3 
 10. Mathis, Nantes8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Craven, St Vallier8.5 
 2. Bassett, Rouen7.0 
 3. Huffman, Antibes6.8 
 4. Da Silva, Rouen5.8 
 5. Ordin, Pau-Lacq.5.8 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel5.3 
 7. Bah, Boulogne4.8 
 8. Mullins, Chalons-.4.8 
 9. Ball, St Quentin4.5 
 10. Dumas, Bourg4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Pierric POUPET
  Chalons-.
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Poupet, Chalons-.3.0 
 2. Hannah, Evreux2.8 
 3. Craven, St Vallier2.8 
 4. McCray, Boulogne2.5 
 5. Brown, Maurienne2.5 
 6. McIntosh, Hyeres-.2.5 
 7. Gomez, Nantes2.3 
 8. Hoyaux, St Vallier2.3 
 9. Bah, Boulogne2.3 
 10. Dumas, Bourg2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.8 
 2. Chism, Maurienne1.8 
 3. Williams, St Quent.1.5 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.5 
 5. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.5 
 6. Wesley, Rouen1.3 
 7. Gay, Le Portel1.3 
 8. Lopez, Denain1.0 
 9. Badiane, St Quent.1.0 
 10. Taccoen, Lille1.0 


Time Brings Change....NBA brings opportunity! - by Corey Belser

Without a doubt, time brings change, and as we evolve the world around us evolves. In the world of basketball and sports, one could say your either getting better and evolving or getting worse. Worse because someone else is out there getting better, evolving! For the past five months, I have been evolving, trying to figure out what is next for me in this ever changing world! Wise men, we often read about in books and see in movies always seem to have the perfect metaphor's for life. One's like; "life is like a game of chess." Alwasys be two steps ahead. You have to plan, and always be ready to make your next move, just like chess! For me right now, this couldn't be more of a reality, as I am now making the transition from playing overseas for the last seven years into being an NBA coach.

Just four months ago, I was celebrating winning a championship with my teammates in France. Not looking towards the future at the time, but knowing I would have the possibility of playing another season in Europe, for more money and with a better club. It seemed like the obvious choice. But, like most things in life, things never turn out how you would expect them to. Instead of playing another season, I decided to get started on a coaching career. So, as I currently sit at my desk, here in Cleveland and think about this next journey and how I and the world around me will evolve. I have mixed emotions, knowing that I can still play at a high level. It makes it even worse competing with our guys in open gyms and in drills. I feel my game is at it's best right now, when you play with the best players in the world, your going to get better. The hardest part is when people ask why I stopped, or when my parents tease me about maybe getting the chance to play in a game. They actually probably are 100% serious. I tell my parents I could get a easy 10ppg 5rpg still, and we laugh but in the end. I tell myself time brings change, and nothing lasts forever, in sports and in life.

I know my transition from playing to working with the Cleveland Cavaliers won't be easy, but when has something you want in life come easy? Just being here in Cleveland has been a blessing, and even though I do miss playing. I can still get my fix by competing with our guys. It's a blessing because I get the opportunity to learn from a great young coaching staff, lead by three time NBA champion Coach Byron Scott . The basketball facility's are some of the best in NBA and world. The owner Dan Gilbert and our staff are amazing, and most importantly is the fan's! We have the most loyal and supportive fans in the NBA. As I make the transition, and adapt I encourage you as well start to plan your next move, and remember nothing last forever!

Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego)r (200-F-82, college: San Diego)



ProB Round 4: JL Bourg is defeated by SPO Rouen - by Eurobasket News

After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProB and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most important game in the last round took place in Rouen between third ranked JL Bourg (2-2) and fourteenth ranked SPO Rouen (2-2) on Tuesday night. JL Bourg was defeated by SPO Rouen in a tough game on the road 75-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-20. But JL Bourg won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SPO Rouen made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. SPO Rouen outrebounded JL Bourg 41-26 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) who added 19 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. SPO Rouen moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated JL Bourg. SPO Rouen is looking forward to face Chalons-Reims (#6) on the road in the next round. JL Bourg will play against Charleville-Mezieres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Hyeres-Toulon has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Le Portel (2-2) 74-66. The winners were led by American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored that evening 16 points and 6 rebounds and Terence Dials supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Hyeres-Toulon (1-3) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Le Portel at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Hyeres-Toulon will play against bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (#18) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Le Portel will play against Aix-Maurienne (#5) in Aix-les-Bains and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bordeaux has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Denain Voltaire (0-4) 91-86 on Tuesday. Americans were the main players on the court. Nate Carter fired 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. John Flowers produced 21 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Bordeaux (1-3) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. It was Denain Voltaire's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Bordeaux will meet Nantes (#17) on the road in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against Hyeres-Toulon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
ProB top team - Olympique Antibes (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Saint Vallier (1-3) 102-82. It was a very good performance for Tim Blue who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 7 rebounds. Saint Vallier's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Olympique Antibes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Saint Vallier at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with three games lost. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be ALM Evreux (#4) on the road. Saint Vallier will play against Fos Ouest (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 4: Charleville lost to undefeated Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the opponent's court 69-81. Boulogne managed to outperform Nantes in a home game 81-66. Evreux managed to beat Fos Ouest on the road 76-69. Maurienne crushed Lille on its own court 100-81. Chalons-Reims beat St Quentin in a road game 81-73.


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Charleville 81-69

Very expected game when 9th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (2-2) was defeated on the road by top-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-0) 81-69. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Charleville-Mezieres was better in third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. Pau-Lacq-Orthez players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording 22 points. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine, agency: JEMsports) replied with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Antibes. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's next round opponent will be Lille Metropole (#10) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against JL Bourg (#11).
Top scorers:
Charleville: P.Sanders 17+5reb+4ast, V.Pridotkas 16+6reb+1ast, F.Calvez 12+2ast, T.Toney 10+11reb+2ast, C.Guillarme 6+3reb+2ast, A.Racine 4+2reb
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 22+3reb+3ast, A.Mendy 16+3reb, F.Lesca 9+1reb+1ast, C.Jackson 9+10reb, S.Driss 6+3reb+9ast, P.Turpin 5+2reb
gschID: 179267


Hyeres-Toulon - Le Portel 74-66

Hyeres-Toulon has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Le Portel (2-2) 74-66. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-11. But Le Portel won second period 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Portel was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored that evening 16 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) added 13 points for lost side. Hyeres-Toulon (1-3) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Le Portel at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Hyeres-Toulon will play against bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire (#18) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Le Portel will play against Aix-Maurienne (#5) in Aix-les-Bains and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: C.Bronchard 16+7reb, D.Wilson 13+2reb+1ast, R.Taylor 9+3reb+3ast, A.Charles 9+4reb+2ast, M.N'Diaye 8+3reb+1ast, S.Gay 6+1reb+1ast
Hyeres-Toulon: J.Newson 16+6reb+2ast, T.Dials 16+5reb, C.McIntosh 13+3reb+3ast, A.Julien 12+3reb+4ast, A.Salmon 9+5reb, G.Radonjic 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179266


Antibes - St Vallier 102-82

ProB top team - Olympique Antibes (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Saint Vallier (1-3) 102-82. The game was mostly controlled by Olympique Antibes. Saint Vallier was better in third quarter 28-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympique Antibes players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import point guard Trevor Huffman (185-79, college: Kent St., agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists for the winners. Naturalized Mali power forward Dramane Diarra (203-80, college: Kansas St.) replied with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Saint Vallier. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saint Vallier's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Olympique Antibes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Saint Vallier at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with three games lost. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be ALM Evreux (#4) on the road. Saint Vallier will play against Fos Ouest (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: D.Diarra 19+4reb+1ast, C.Rouse 15+6reb+2ast, I.Koma 12+2reb, J.Hoyaux 11+1reb+3ast, E.Craven 8+3reb+6ast, R.Booker 5+2reb+2ast
Antibes: T.Blue 31+7reb+2ast, B.Monclar 16+2reb+1ast, T.Huffman 15+3reb+11ast, S.Fein 14+1ast, L.Bengaber 10+3reb+3ast, A.Hilliard 8+6reb+4ast
gschID: 179265


Rouen - Bourg 79-75

The most important game in the last round took place in Rouen between third ranked JL Bourg (2-2) and fourteenth ranked SPO Rouen (2-2) on Tuesday night. JL Bourg was defeated by SPO Rouen in a tough game on the road 75-79. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-20. But JL Bourg won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SPO Rouen made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. SPO Rouen outrebounded JL Bourg 41-26 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) who added 19 points and 6 assists during the contest. Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Philippe Braud (194-85) scored 24 points. SPO Rouen moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated JL Bourg. SPO Rouen is looking forward to face Chalons-Reims (#6) on the road in the next round. JL Bourg will play against Charleville-Mezieres and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bourg: P.Braud 24+1ast, A.Tanghe 19+3reb+3ast, D.Monds 17+10reb+4ast, L.Williams 8+6reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 3+1reb+1ast, S.Dumas 2+1reb+10ast
Rouen: W.McKines 24+14reb, O.Bassett 19+3reb+6ast, T.Wesley 15+8reb, G.Chathuant 10+3reb+2ast, M.Courby 9+5reb, M.Diarra 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179264


Boulogne - Nantes 81-66

Very predictable result when tenth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (3-1) defeated at home 15th ranked Nantes (1-3) 81-66. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Nantes' 36. SO Maritime Boulogne forced 20 Nantes turnovers. Quite impressive performance for center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) replied with 11 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) added 11 points in the effort for Nantes. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SO Maritime Boulogne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Evreux and Maurienne. Nantes at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne's next round opponent will be Saint-Quentin (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Nantes will play against Bordeaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nantes: J.Mathis 11+7reb+3ast, T.Henry 11+2reb, C.Ferchaud 11+1reb, E.Mendy 8+3reb, N.Gayon 7+2reb+3ast, W.Soliman 7+3reb
Boulogne: K.Horton 17+4reb+1ast, M.Jaiteh 14+9reb, K.Cunningham 13+4reb, V.Bigote 11+4reb+5ast, J.Rousselle 11+4reb+3ast, Z.Bah 10+2reb+5ast
gschID: 179263


Fos Ouest - Evreux 69-76

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Fos Ouest (1-3) was defeated at home by eighth ranked ALM Evreux (3-1) 76-69. Fos Ouest was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 27-17 charge of ALM Evreux, which allowed them to win the game. They made 25-of-33 charity shots (75.8 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Fos Ouest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Quite impressive performance for point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fos Ouest. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALM Evreux moved-up to third place, which they share with Maurienne and Boulogne. Fos Ouest at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with three games lost. ALM Evreux's next round opponent will be league's leader Olympique Antibes at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fos Ouest will play against Saint Vallier (#16).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 17+6reb+3ast, J.Williamson 16+11reb+1ast, E.Choquet 10+2reb+2ast, P.Haquet 7+1reb+6ast, L.Cummard 7+2reb+2ast, S.Giffa 5+7reb+1ast
Evreux: C.Hannah 22+5reb+5ast, J.Wood 15+6reb, G.Florimont 11+8reb+1ast, K.Austin 10+2reb, L.Konate 8+8reb+2ast, L.Sambe 8+2ast
gschID: 179262


Bordeaux - Denain 91-86

Bordeaux has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Denain Voltaire (0-4) 91-86 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Denain Voltaire won third quarter 25-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Nate Carter (201-83, college: Oklahoma) fired 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Lee Humphrey (189-84, college: Florida) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Bordeaux (1-3) left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. It was Denain Voltaire's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Bordeaux will meet Nantes (#17) on the road in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against Hyeres-Toulon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: L.Humphrey 21+3reb+1ast, J.Flowers 21+7reb+1ast, C.Cairo 13+4reb, R.Lopez 12+4reb+2ast, M.Kitts 7+4reb, C.Cavallo 5+2reb
Bordeaux: N.Carter 31+7reb+4ast, M.Humphrey 19+6reb+1ast, M.Guichard 14+2reb+5ast, G.Darrigand 9+1reb+3ast, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 8+1reb+4ast, T.Coleman 8+12reb+1ast
gschID: 179260


Maurienne - Lille 100-81

Everything could happen in Aix-les-Bains at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Aix-Maurienne and 7th ranked Lille Metropole had identical 2-1 record. This time Aix-Maurienne used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Lille 100-81. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. Lille Metropole was better in third quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aix-Maurienne made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Lille Metropole turnovers and outrebounded them 41-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Aix-Maurienne players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Lille Metropole helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Quite impressive performance for naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-77) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds. American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) contributed with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Swingman Benoit Gillet (191-86) replied with 20 points and American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Lille Metropole. Lille Metropole's coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Aix-Maurienne (3-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with Evreux and Boulogne. Lille Metropole at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be Le Portel (#9) on the road where they are favorite. Lille Metropole will play against the league's second-placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez.
Top scorers:
Lille: B.Gillet 20+3reb+1ast, J.Siggers 16+1reb+1ast, S.Bradford 16+7reb, N.Taccoen 8+7reb, L.Akono 6+1reb+10ast, S.Smith 4+4reb
Maurienne: J.Ekanga-Ehawa 23+6reb+3ast, W.Brown 21+9reb+1ast, W.Chism 17+8reb+2ast, E.Bing 12+7reb+6ast, S.Darnauzan 10+2reb+2ast, M.Traore 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179259


St Quentin - Chalons-Reims 73-81

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Saint-Quentin (2-2) was defeated at home by thirteenth ranked Chalons-Reims (2-2) 81-73. Quite impressive performance for power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Saint-Quentin. Chalons-Reims moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Saint-Quentin. Chalons-Reims' next round opponent will be SPO Rouen (#7) at home.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: A.Saaka 17+5reb+2ast, J.Ball 15+3reb+2ast, D.Williams 13+6reb+3ast, J.Lesieu 9+6reb+2ast, K.Bichard 6+1reb, D.Quincy-Jones 5+1reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: A.Tsagarakis 19+4reb, T.Johnson 19+3reb+1ast, K.Corre 17+9reb+1ast, J.Burrell 11+3reb, B.Mullins 7+2reb+3ast, R.Mels 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 179261



French ProB round 4 best performance: Tim Blue - by Eurobasket News

American forward Tim Blue (205-F-84) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Antibes, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush St Vallier (#16, 1-3) with 20-point margin 102-82. It allowed Antibes to consolidate first place in the French ProB. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Antibes already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. Blue turned to be Antibes' top player in his first season with the team. Former Middle Tennessee State University star has very solid stats this year. Blue is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.0ppg) and averages impressive 67.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Wendell McKines (198-F-88) of Rouen. McKines had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for Rouen to edge the lower-ranked Bourg (2-2) 79-75. This victory allowed Rouen to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. McKines is a newcomer at Rouen, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.8ppg (#3). He also registered 10.5 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Nate Carter (201-F-83) of Bordeaux (#14). Carter got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds and four assists. He was a key player of Bordeaux, leading his team to a 91-86 win against Denain (#18, 0-4). Bordeaux 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 Carter he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Carter has individually a great season in France. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84) of Maurienne - 21 points and 9 rebounds
5. Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-SG-77) of Maurienne - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87) of Evreux - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. David Monds (205-C/F-83) of Bourg - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Charles Jackson (203-F-87) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 9 points and 10 rebounds
9. Jared Newson (195-G/F-84) of Hyeres-Toulon - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. John Williamson (199-F/C-86) of Fos Ouest - 16 points and 11 rebounds

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



Edwin Ubiles farewell to Cholet Basket - by Eurobasket News

Edwin Ubiles (198-G/F-86, college: Siena) farewell to Cholet Basket. The 26-year old Puerto Rican international-USA swingman left the team.
He played last season at Dakota Wizards (D-League) in the U.S. While playing 43 D-League games for the team from Bismarck Ubiles averaged 19.2ppg, 5.0rpg and 3.1apg. He was selected also to the D-League All-Star Game in 2012. Ubiles played also 4 games for Washington Wizards in D-League where he had 3.5ppg and 2.5rpg. Ubiles was also selected to Latinbasket.com All-Panamerican Games Honorable Mention in 2011 while playing for Puerto Rican National Team, where his team won Gold. His stats at this event were 5 games: 9.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 61.3%, 3PT: 30.0%.
Ubiles tried for Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls this summer attending their summer leagues in Orlando and Las Vegas respectively.



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MZT Skopje Aerodrom ties its record in Adriatic League - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje Aerodrom ties its record in Adriatic League at 2-2. In the latest game MZT Skopje lost to Radnicki KG 75:83.
Radnicki KG forced 22 MZT Skopje turnovers. The winners were led by Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-F-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington) who scored that evening 15 points and 8 rebounds and Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-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-SG-87) did not help to save the game for MZT Skopje. Cade Davis (197-F/G-88, college: Oklahoma) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for lost side.
Earlier MZT Skopje beat Siroki WWin 63:59 Uros Nikolic scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Igor Mijajlovic (193-PG-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points. Marko Sutalo produced 16 points and Ivan Ramljak (203-SF-90) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. After that game MZT Skopje lost to Buducnost 71:81.



Balkan League: Kozuv open new season with road win - by Eurobasket News

OKK Beograd - Kozuv 66:74

KK Kozuv victoriously opened the new Balkan League season. The FYR Macedonian side overcame OKK Beograd on the road in Group B opener. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 17 points to lead the winners.
KK Kozuv secured a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. The visitors held OKK Beograd to 9 points in the second quarter to ensure a 38:25 halftime lead. OKK Beograd showed signs of recovery in the third period. The Serbian side narrowed the deficit to 11 points with one quarter remaining. OKK Beograd got closer in the fourth frame but Kozuv withheld the challenge and celebrated the first victory. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) posted 12 points, while Kiril Pavlovski (210-C-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 10 points in the winning effort. Milorad Sutulovic (196-G-90) answered with 16 points for OKK Beograd. Ivan Marinkovic (208-F/C-93) delivered 11 points in the loss.

OKK Beograd: Milorad Sutulovic 16, Ivan Marinkovic 11
KK Kozuv: Dimitar Karadzovski 17, Miladin Pekovic 12, Kiril Pavlovski 10



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Armia won Dudu Dadiani Memorial Pre-Season Tournament - by Geo Basket

11th Dudu Dadiani Memorial Pre-Season Tournament title is clinched by current champion BC Armia. The team of Kote Tugushi managed to get very important and principal win against long time rival MIA Academy. The game was developing with a lot of tense and pressure until 4th quarter before Armia was actually able lead by 7 points. Final score was 68:57 which made BC Armia first ever winner of Dudu Dadiani Memorial Pre-Season Tournament. It has to be said that it's first time that BC Armia is participating on this tournament. Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) became MVP of the tournament who helped his team by contributing 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal. Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) claimed 14 points by taking effective and important shots. From the losing effort, Deonta Vaughn (185-PG-86, college: Cincinnati) made 9 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists while Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84, college: Fort Lewis) confirmed 16 points, 5 rebounds.


Nika Metreveli joins Nuovo Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Nuovo Napoli Basket (Lega2) agreed terms with 21-year old Georgian international power forward Nika Metreveli (211-105kg-91, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport, so his can play as a domestic player. Metreveli played last season at Banco di Sardegna Sassari (SerieA). In 29 SerieA games last year he had 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Metreveli has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009. Metreveli represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.5ppg, 2.5rpg.
Metreveli has played previously professionally in Georgia (SSU Sukhumi)Italy (Rimini, Montepaschi Siena and FCM Ferentino)

By Eurobasket Data Center



Lamar Karim signs at Dinamo Tbilisi, ex AEK - by Tomek

Dinamo Tbilisi (Superleague) landed 29-year old American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances). Karim played most recently at Petrolina AEK Larnaca in Cypriot Division A.
He is a very experienced player. Karim has played also professionally in France (ALM Evreux)Iceland (Tindastoll), Switzerland (MGS Grand-Saconnex Basket), Ukraine (DniproAzot), SEBL (Baseline and Black Monopoly) and WBA East Division (Georgia Warriors).
He attended Southern Polytechnic State University until 2003 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Karlsruhe 3-1 
 2. Duesseldorf 3-1 
 3. Goettingen 3-1 
 4. NBC 3-1 
 5. Ehingen 3-1 
 6. Kirchheim 3-1 
 7. Heidelberg 2-1 
 8. Cuxhaven 2-2 
 9. Crailsheim 2-2 
 10. Finke Baskets 2-2 
 11. Chemnitz 2-2 
 12. ETB Wohnbau 1-3 
 13. Gotha 1-3 
 14. Jena 1-3 
 15. Vechta 0-3 
 16. Leipzig 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: ETB Wohnbau - NBC 83-89
Oct. 13: Leipzig - Heidelberg 80-86
Oct. 13: Cuxhaven - Gotha 77-66
Oct. 13: Crailsheim - Goettingen 76-69
Oct. 13: Vechta - Karlsruhe 73-82
Oct. 13: Jena - Chemnitz 63-73
Oct. 14: Ehingen - Duesseldorf 57-76
Oct. 14: Kirchheim - Finke Baskets 119-115 OT

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 20: Chemnitz - ETB Wohnbau
Oct. 20: Finke Baskets - Jena
Oct. 20: Cuxhaven - Kirchheim
Oct. 20: Heidelberg - Ehingen
Oct. 20: Goettingen - Leipzig
Oct. 20: Karlsruhe - Crailsheim
Oct. 20: NBC - Vechta
Oct. 20: Gotha - Duesseldorf


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Brazelton, NBC22.3 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.8 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.5 
 4. Jost, Finke Baske.20.3 
 5. Richardson, Karls.18.3 
 6. Barker, Jena17.8 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.17.5 
 8. Thompson, NBC16.8 
 9. Simon, Leipzig16.8 
 10. Anderson, Ehingen16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  NBC
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Thompson, NBC11.0 
 2. Gadley, Leipzig10.8 
 3. Dennis, Finke B.9.5 
 4. Richardson, Karls.8.8 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 6. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.8 
 7. Unterluggaue., Ehi.8.0 
 8. Adomaitis, Jena7.5 
 9. Baker, Gotha7.5 
 10. Henley, ETB W.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 8
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets8.0 
 2. Smith, Gotha6.5 
 3. Phillips, Goetting.6.0 
 4. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 5. Williams, Vechta6.0 
 6. Brazelton, NBC5.5 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen5.3 
 8. Barker, Jena5.0 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz5.0 
 10. Cook, ETB Wohnbau4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim3.5 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen3.0 
 3. Pratt, Cuxhaven2.8 
 4. Bynum, Chemnitz2.8 
 5. Williams, Vechta2.3 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.2.0 
 7. Sargent, Heidelberg2.0 
 8. Aud, Finke Baskets2.0 
 9. Jost, Finke Baske.2.0 
 10. Moore, Crailsheim1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan DE MICHAEL
  NBC
  (205-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. De Michael, NBC2.0 
 2. Thompson, NBC1.5 
 3. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.5 
 4. Lathan, Gotha1.3 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig1.3 
 6. Menck, Karlsruhe1.0 
 7. Adomaitis, Jena0.8 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 
 9. Harris, Goettingen0.8 
 10. Aquino, Finke B.0.7 


Artland Dragons bring in Dennis Horner - by Eurobasket News

Artland Dragons bolstered their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Dennis Horner (206-F-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.). The forward signed a two-week deal with the option of extending it for the season. Dennis Horner spent the previous season between NBA and D-League. He played for the Springfield Armor in D-League. The forward posted 17.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for the Armor. The forward also appeared in 8 games for the New Jersey Nets. Dennis Horner averaged 0.6 points per game in the NBA. The forward made it into All-D-League 3rd Team. Previously Dennis Horner had stints in Belgium and Cyprus.


Marcus Smallwood claims German ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Marcus Smallwood (198-F-82, agency: Court Side) had a great game in the last round for Kirchheim and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 30-year old forward had the game-high 22 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Kirchheim in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Finke Baskets (#10, 2-2) in overtime 119-115. Kirchheim is placed at 6th position in German ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kirchheim will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Smallwood turned to be Kirchheim's top player in his first season with the team. Marcus Smallwood averages this season 12.3ppg. Worth to mention Smallwood played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Scott Dennis (195-G-89, agency: KMG Sports Management) of Finke Baskets. Dennis impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Finke Baskets was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked Kirchheim (#6, 3-1) 119-115. This loss caused Finke Baskets to drop to 10th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Dennis is a newcomer at Finke Baskets 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 another Finke Baskets' star - Israeli Guy Aud (188-G-89). Aud scored 29 points and passed nine assists. Despite Aud's great performance Finke Baskets lost 115-119in overtime to the higher-ranked Kirchheim (#6, 3-1). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing Finke Baskets needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Aud has a great season in Germany. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 8.0apg (best passer). Guy Aud has also German passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player. Aud attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Monyea Pratt (195-F-85) of Cuxhaven - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Michael Wenzl (209-C-91) of Goettingen - 17 points and 13 rebounds
6. Gary Johnson (188-PG-82) of Duesseldorf - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jonathan Moore (203-F/G-82) of Crailsheim - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. DeWayne Richardson (202-C-77) of Karlsruhe - 22 points and 3 rebounds
9. Walter Simon (202-F-89) of Leipzig - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ryan De Michael (205-F/C-77) of NBC - 14 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)



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

24-year old center Gary McGhee (208-C-88) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Bayreuth and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Neckar L'burg (#5, 2-1) 94-82. It allowed Bayreuth to consolidate first place in the German league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Bayreuth already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. McGhee turned to be Bayreuth's top player in his first season with the team. University of Pittsburgh graduate has very impressive stats this year. McGhee is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 82.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was John Bryant (208-C-87) of league's second-best Ratiopharm. He is American center in his 3rd season at Ratiopharm. In the last game Bryant recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds. Of course Ratiopharm cruised to a 95-88 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked s.Oliver Baskets (#11, 2-2). This victory allowed Ratiopharm to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Bryant is one of the most experienced players at Ratiopharm and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.8ppg (#3). He also registered 12.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) of Brose Baskets (#4). Nachbar scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Nachbar's great performance Brose Baskets lost 72-78 to the lower-ranked Art.Dragons (#9, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Brose Baskets needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Nachbar has a great season in Germany. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.0ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) of ALBA - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84) of Bremerhaven - 19 points and 8 rebounds
6. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81) of B.Muenchen - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81) of EWE Baskets - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-F-84) of Telekom Baskets - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Kammron Taylor (188-G-84) of Neckar L'burg - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Brian Harper (206-F/G-85) of TBB Trier - 16 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)



Joe Trapani (BBC Bayreuth) I Feel If Your Not Getting Better Each Day, Then Your Getting Worse - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Joe Trapani (203-F-88, college: Boston Coll.) is a 24 year old 203cm forward from Madison, Connecticut that is playing his first season for Beko BBL team BBC Bayreuth. He started his NCAA career at Vermont (NCAA) in 2006 an dplayed 26 games: 11.4ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 44.0%, 3Pts: 40.0%, FT: 68.4%. He then completed his NCAA career at Boston College playing there form 2008-2011. In his senior year he played 34 games: 14.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 42.5%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 70.7%. In 2011, he turned professional playing at the e Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 14.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg. He then came to Europe to play for Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 3 games: 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg, left in Oct.'11, in Nov.'11 try-out at Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro (Italy-SerieA, starting five), then moved to MarcoPoloShop.it Forli (Italy-Lega2): 12 games: 9.4ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 21.7%, FT: 78.0%; in Mar.'12 signed at Maine Red Claws (D-League): 6 games: 3.2ppg, 3.7rpg. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball this past summer..

Welcome to Germany Joe. You played in Italy last season. What is your first impression of Germany and what has been something that you have learned about Germany that you didnt know before?

Germany seems like a beautiful place with a lot of nice architecture

You played for three Italian teams last season and a D-league team. How much of a whirlwind season was that for you as a rookie. When looking back how advantageous was having an experience like that as a rookie?

I went through a lot of transition last season and it was tough to overcome, but it has made me a more mentally tough competitor and has made me appreciate what I have here in Germany

BBC Bayreuth head coach Marco Van Den Berg has put together a very interesting squad in a very competitive Beko BBL. BBC Bayreuth will have a very potent front court with Gary Mcghee, Jason Cain and yourself. What will be your role?

Anything to help the team win games, score, rebound, play aggressive defense.


Scouting on your game has said that you are more of a sf than a pf. However you still had very good rebounding stats. Scouting also says you are less a banger and more of a perimeter man. Will you have any surprises ready for the first game concerning your playing style?

I feel that if your not getting better every day than your getting worse, I am always trying to improve in every facet of the game.

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

My athleticism in transition

Gary Mcghee is a very spectacular player. What has been the most amazing thing that you have seen him do on the court so far in pre season?

Dunking on someone


You have an Italian passport. Have you had any thoughts about possibly playing for the Italian national team if you were asked?

No I havent

You played at Boston College from 2008-2011. What wa sthe most importnat thing that head coach Al Skinner taught you that has prepared you for a professional basketball season?

Pace myself its a long season


How excited are you about playing against Tyrese Rice this season? What is your fondest memory of him at BC on and off the
court?

Its going to be cool playing against him, my fondest memory is when we beat Duke at home and the fans rushed the court.

Your ex teammate Reggie Jackson from Boston College could apply for the Italian passport. He plays for the Oklahoma Thunder in the NBA. What play on the court still lies in your memory concerning Joe Trapani and Reggie Jackson?

We had a lot of good plays together nothing stands out

Who was the toughest player that you battled against on the court in the NCAA that might be in the NBA or Europe now?

Tyler Hansborough


Who would win in their prime the Dream team or Team USA 2012?

If I had to guess then I would say the Dream team

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Corialanus

Thanks Joe for the chat.




The Artland Dragons Obtain Dennis Horner - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The Artland Dragons have brought in insurance under the basket with Dennis Horner (206-F-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) giving him a two week try-out with an option of being signed until the end of the season. Horner is a 24 year old 206cm power forward from Linwood, New Jersey that will give the Artland Dragons stability for the grueling Beko BBL/Eurocup schedule. Last season, Horner played for the Springfield Armor (D-League, starting five): 28 games: 17.4ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 84.7%, then moved to New Jersey Nets (NBA): 8 games: 0.6ppg; in Jan.'12 moved to Springfield Armor (D-League, starting five), then signed a 10-day contract with New Jersey Nets (NBA), then moved back to Springfield Armor. "Dennis is a young player with a lot of potential that had good results in the D-league last season. He was the last cut of the New Jersey Nets last season and was able to play some games during the season. The reason that we gave him a two week try-out is that he had a foot injury and we want to first see how his actual condition is. He plays with a lot of energy, goes hard for the rebound and also can shoot the three", stressed Artland Dragons head coach Stefan Koch.

Horner started his basketball career at North Carolina State in 2006 and played there until 2010 playing a total of 128 NCAA games. In his senior year, he played
36 games: 11.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 78.2%. He started his professional basketball career in 2010 for VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium-D1), only pre-season, then moved to Hasapis Omonia Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): 13 games: 11.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 67.2%. Awards/Achievements in his career have been ACC Tournament Finalist -07, NIT Elite Eight -07, ACC Tournament Semifinals -10, D-League East Conference Champion -12
USBasket.com All-D-League 3rd Team -12, and Gatorade All-D-League 3rd Team -12.

Source: Artland Dragons



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  GREECE   

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dwight THORNE
  Perister.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Thorne, Perister.26.0 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros23.0 
 3. Tsaldaris, Kolossos22.0 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos21.0 
 5. Wyatt, Ikaros17.0 
 6. Zaras, KAOD17.0 
 7. Law, Olympiacos17.0 
 8. Petway, AGOR17.0 
 9. Papanikolaou, Olym.15.0 
 10. Hatcher, PAOK15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vassilis SYMTSAK
  Ikaros
  (204-C/F-81)
  Avg: 16
 1. Symtsak, Ikaros16.0 
 2. Palmer, KAOD13.0 
 3. Kanonidis, Periste.10.0 
 4. Georgalis, Kolossos9.0 
 5. Nunnally, Kavala9.0 
 6. Kafkis, Ilysiakos8.0 
 7. Lianos, Apollon8.0 
 8. Petrovic-S., Apoll.8.0 
 9. Asimakopoulo., Aris7.0 
 10. Kommatos, AGOR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Apollo.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. McCollum, Apollo.5.0 
 2. Duvnjak, AGOR5.0 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.5.0 
 4. Kafkis, Ilysiakos5.0 
 5. Tsochlas, AGOR5.0 
 6. Kiritsis, Ikaros5.0 
 7. Kalaitzis, Kolossos5.0 
 8. Hatcher, PAOK5.0 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.0 
 10. Panko, Panathin.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pappas, Panionios3.0 
 2. Tsairelis, PAOK3.0 
 3. Hatten, Kolossos3.0 
 4. Grant, Apollon3.0 
 5. Palmer, KAOD3.0 
 6. Nikou, Panelefs.2.0 
 7. Scott, Ilysiakos2.0 
 8. Sloukas, Olympiacos2.0 
 9. Klaiber, Apollon2.0 
 10. Tsaldaris, Koloss.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Petway, AGOR5.0 
 2. Latovic, AGOR2.0 
 3. Faye, Ikaros2.0 
 4. Langford, Kolossos1.0 
 5. Mavroeidis, Olymp.1.0 
 6. Deligiannis, Panel.1.0 
 7. Michel, KAOD1.0 
 8. Dorkofikis, Ilysia.1.0 
 9. Mourtos, Aris1.0 
 10. Hatten, Kolossos1.0 



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  HUNGARY   


Best players of Hungarian A Division round 3 - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Marko Spica (205-C/F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kaposvari and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 26-year old had a double-double of 22 points and ten rebounds, while his team edged out FS Debrecen (#12, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 76-74. Kaposvari is placed at 5th position in Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kaposvari will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Spica turned to be Kaposvari's top player in his first season with the team. Central Michigan University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Spica is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.0ppg. Spica is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 10.0rpg) and averages solid 3.0spg and 56.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young Montenegrin power forward Filip Barovic (208-F/C-90) of Soproni. Barovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Soproni lost that game 63-73 to Kormend (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Barovic is a newcomer at Soproni and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#5). He also registered 10.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Bahamas Bennet Davis (206-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management) of Marso NYKK (#7). Davis scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Davis' great performance Marso NYKK lost 75-78 to Jaszberenyi (#4, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Marso NYKK not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Davis could try to bring Marso NYKK's a little bit higher in the standings. Davis has individually a great season in Hungary. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (6th best). Davis attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alex Legion (195-G-88) of PVSK Pannon - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Steven Idlet (210-F-89) of Atomeromu - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Ronald Moore (183-PG-88) of Albacomp - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Sean Carter (205-F/C-88) of FS Debrecen - 13 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87) of Kormend - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Anthony Nelson (185-G-89) of Marso NYKK - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Rastko Dramicanin (207-C-86) of Jaszberenyi - 24 points and 12 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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  ICELAND   


Jakob Sigurdarson 24 points - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

All Icelandic pro players in Europe played recently. Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) step up for Sundsvall in away win on Norrkoping
Sundsvall met Norrkoping in away game tonight and came out with a win 77-74. Jakob Sigurdarson scored 24 points 6 rebounds and 2 assist in the win and secure the win by scoring last 5 points of the team score. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) also did well with 13 points, 9 rebs and 4 assist. Former Sundsvall player Pavel Ermonlinskij is now on Norrkoping had 7 points, 6 boards and 4 assist.

In BBL Germany MBC lost to Bayern Munich 71-73. Hordur Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-PG-88) 8 points, 1 assist & 2 steals for MBC.

In ACB, Spain. Jon Stefansson (196-G-82) scored 5 points and grab 1 rebounds in CAI Zaragoza loss 73-83 to Valencia.
Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) 2 points, 4 rebs, 1 assist and 1 block in Manresa loss 68-87 to Joventut



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  IRAN   


Asia Club Championship: Mahram roll past Duhok for second win - by Eurobasket News

Mahram - Duhok 91:52

Mahram registered the second victory at the start of Asia Club Championship. The Iranian team rallied past Duhok to stay undefeated at 2-0 record. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) and Samad Nik Khahbahrami (199-F-83) finished with 18 points each to lead the winners.
Iran poured in 29 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 17-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Mahram arrived at halftime up by as many as 19 points 50:31. Mahram totally dominated in the third frame. They built a 32-point advantage at the final intermission. Duhok managed just 13 points in the fourth frame as Mahram cruised to the victory. Mahdi Kamrani (186-PG-82) netted 15 points and issued 6 assists for the winners. Antonio Webb (178-G-84, college: Beth.-Cookman) answered with 11 points for Duhok. Ali Ismael (200-PF-94) chipped in 10 points for the Iraqi team.

Mahram: Ratko Varda 18, Samad Nik Khahbahrami 18, Mahdi Kamrani 15
Duhok: Antonio Webb 11, Ali Ismael 10



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  IRAQ   


Asia Club Championship: Mahram roll past Duhok for second win - by Eurobasket News

Mahram - Duhok 91:52

Mahram registered the second victory at the start of Asia Club Championship. The Iranian team rallied past Duhok to stay undefeated at 2-0 record. Ratko Varda (215-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket) and Samad Nik Khahbahrami (199-F-83) finished with 18 points each to lead the winners.
Iran poured in 29 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 17-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Mahram arrived at halftime up by as many as 19 points 50:31. Mahram totally dominated in the third frame. They built a 32-point advantage at the final intermission. Duhok managed just 13 points in the fourth frame as Mahram cruised to the victory. Mahdi Kamrani (186-PG-82) netted 15 points and issued 6 assists for the winners. Antonio Webb (178-G-84, college: Beth.-Cookman) answered with 11 points for Duhok. Ali Ismael (200-PF-94) chipped in 10 points for the Iraqi team.

Mahram: Ratko Varda 18, Samad Nik Khahbahrami 18, Mahdi Kamrani 15
Duhok: Antonio Webb 11, Ali Ismael 10



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  IRELAND   


Best players of Irish Superleague round 3 - by Eurobasket News

American Delwan Graham (200-F, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader UCC Demons and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The -year old forward had a double-double of 28 points and thirty rebounds, while his team edged out B.Gais Neptune (#7, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 74-72. It allowed UCC Demons to consolidate first place in the Irish Superleague. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but UCC Demons already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Graham turned to be UCC Demons' top player in his first season with the team. Jacksonville University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Graham. Graham is in league's top in points (3rd best: 23.0ppg) and averages solid 65.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward John Galvin (203-F-88) of UCD Marian. Galvin impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he lead UCD Marian to another comfortable win 65-48 over Ballon Inter (1-2) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Galvin is a newcomer at UCD Marian and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.0ppg (#1). He also registered 18.7 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Patrick Sullivan (201-F) of Moycullen (#8). Sullivan scored 24 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Sullivan's great performance Moycullen lost 62-78 to UL Eagles (#2, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Moycullen can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Sullivan he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Sullivan has individually a great season in Ireland. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.0ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 12.0rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Carlton Cuffe (190-F-87) of UCC Demons - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Darren Townes (201-F-86) of B.Gais Neptune - 25 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jason Killeen (211-C-85) of UL Eagles - 16 points and 10 rebounds
7. Patrick Glover (193-F-77) of DCU Saints - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Gerard Noonan (180-G-82) of B.Gais Neptune - 4 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Robert Taylor (188-G-83) of UL Eagles - 23 points and 5 assists
10. Aurimas Statkus (201-F/C-81) of Ballon Inter - 14 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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  ISRAEL   

Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Elitzur Yavne 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Afula 1-0 
 3. Hapoel Kazrin 1-0 
 4. Hod Hasharon 1-0 
 5. Ironi K-A 1-0 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 1-0 
 7. Ironi Ramat Gan 1-0 
 8. Elitzur Ramla 0-1 
 9. Hapoel K/S 0-1 
 10. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-1 
 11. Kiryat Tivon 0-1 
 12. Macc.B.Yaakov 0-1 
 13. Maccabi K/B 0-1 
 14. Maccabi K/G 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 16: Hapoel Afula - Elitzur Ramla 95-67
Oct. 16: Macc.B.Yaakov - Ironi K-A 80-87
Oct. 16: Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi Nes-Ziona 80-66
Oct. 16: Maccabi K/G - Hod Hasharon 73-76
Oct. 16: Maccabi K/B - Hapoel Kazrin 69-82
Oct. 16: Kiryat Tivon - Elitzur Yavne 68-91
Oct. 16: Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel K/S 101-76

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 23: Hapoel Kazrin - Kiryat Tivon
Oct. 23: Hapoel K/S - Elitzur Yavne
Oct. 23: Elitzur Ramla - Maccabi K/B
Oct. 23: Ironi K-A - Hapoel Afula
Oct. 23: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Macc.B.Yaakov
Oct. 23: Hod Hasharon - Ironi Ramat Gan
Oct. 23: Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi K/G


Israeli National Team 2012 - by Idan Seggev

Israeli National Team 2012
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Yogev Ohayon
Ohayon
Alex Tyus
Tyus
Omri Casspi
Casspi
Lior Eliyahu
Eliyahu
Yotam Halperin
Halperin
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Yogev Ohayon 187-PG-87 Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv Israel
190-PG-87 Lokomotiv Russia
5 Elishay Kadir 203-PF-87 Hapoel J-M Israel
6 Yuval Naimy 185-G-85 Triumph Russia
7 Alex Tyus 205-C-88 Cantu Italy
8 Gal Mekel 190-PG-88 Benetton TV Italy
9 Omri Casspi 204-SF-88 Cleveland C. USA
10 Guy Pnini 200-SF-83 Maccabi T-A Israel
11 Lior Eliyahu 203-SF-85 Maccabi T-A Israel
12 Yotam Halperin 193-SG-84 B.Muenchen Germany
13 Ido Kozikaro 202-C-78 Maccabi Haifa Israel
14 Raviv Limonad 191-SG-84 Ironi Ashkelon Israel
15 Nizan Hanochi 190-SG-86 Maccabi Rishon Israel

Arik Shivek Head Coach M.Hainaut Belgium
Oded Katash Assistant Hapoel Eilat Israel
Erik Alfassi Assistant Ironi Ashkelon Israel



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  ITALY   


Best players of Italian SerieA round 3 - by Eurobasket News

American-Guinean Russell Robinson (185-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Angelico BI and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 28 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Angelico BI in his team's victory, helping them to crush JuveCaserta (1-2) with 17-point margin 82-65. Angelico BI is placed at 8th position in Italian SerieA. Angelico BI is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. In the team's last game Robinson had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Angelico BI's top player in his first season with the team. Robinson has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.7ppg) and averages solid 61.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84, agency: Higher Vision Sports) of Sidigas AV. Ebi impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Sidigas AV to another comfortable win outscoring EA7 Armani (1-2) 80-58. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Ebi is a newcomer at Sidigas AV and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Greg Brunner (201-PF-83) of Trenkwalder RE (#15). Brunner scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Brunner's great performance Trenkwalder RE lost 66-77 to Acea Virtus RM (#7, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Trenkwalder RE can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Brunner he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Brunner has individually a great season in Italy. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.3rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87) of Montepaschi SI - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Lance Harris (195-G-84) of Vanoli CR - 30 points and 5 rebounds
6. Andrea Crosariol (211-C-84) of Pesaro - 18 points and 7 rebounds
7. Craig Brackins (208-F-87) of Angelico BI - 21 points and 10 rebounds
8. Ronald Steele (187-PG-86) of Sutor MGR - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Angelo Gigli (209-PF-83) of SAIE3 BO - 15 points and 10 rebounds
10. Mike Green (185-PG-85) of Cimberio VA - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 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)



Nika Metreveli joins Nuovo Napoli - by Eurobasket News

Nuovo Napoli Basket (Lega2) agreed terms with 21-year old Georgian international power forward Nika Metreveli (211-105kg-91, agency: Interperformances). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport, so his can play as a domestic player. Metreveli played last season at Banco di Sardegna Sassari (SerieA). In 29 SerieA games last year he had 3.6ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Metreveli has been also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He has played for Senior National Team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team in 2009. Metreveli represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.5ppg, 2.5rpg.
Metreveli has played previously professionally in Georgia (SSU Sukhumi)Italy (Rimini, Montepaschi Siena and FCM Ferentino)

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  KAZAKHSTAN   

Standings -D1

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 19: BK Kapshagay - BK Almaty
Oct. 20: BK Kapshagay - BK Almaty
Oct. 23: Kaspiy Aktau - Tobol
Oct. 24: Kaspiy Aktau - Tobol



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Peiners' 30-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

22-year old guard Zanis Peiners (204-G-90, agency: Interperformances) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LU and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 30 points for LU in his team's victory, helping them to beat Barons kvartals (#11, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 67-57. LU is placed at 3rd position in Latvian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. LU will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Peiners had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at LU, through which he has constantly improved. Peiners has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 16.3ppg) and averages solid 60.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Salvis Metra (195-G/F-84) of Barons kvartals. He is a swingman in his 2nd season at Barons kvartals. In the last game Metra recorded impressive 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Barons kvartals lost that game 57-67 to LU (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Metra is well-known at Barons kvartals and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) of league's second-best Ventspils. Vairogs scored 16 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Ventspils, leading his team to a 92-63 easy win against Jekabpils (#8, 1-2). Ventspils has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Vairogs also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Vairogs has a great season in Latvia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.5apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kristaps Dargais (198-G-90) of LU - 17 points and 13 rebounds
5. Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83) of Valmiera - 12 points and 9 rebounds
6. Arturs Bricis (196-SG-92) of Liepaja - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Lauris Mizis (198-F-89) of Jelgava - 13 points and 9 rebounds
8. Sandis Silavs (195-G-88) of Jelgava - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Janis Timma (201-F-92) of Ventspils - 17 points and 6 rebounds
10. Janis Berzins (202-F-93) of Valmiera - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



VEF Riga closed Round 2 with the win over Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas - VEF Riga 60:86

VEF Riga closed Round 2 with the win over Neptunas in VTB League. The Latvian side grabbed 2-0 record after an 86:60 win.
The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga. Neptunas was better in second period 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Kaspars Berzins (213-PF-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four VEF Riga players scored in double figures. Martynas Mazeika (191-G-85, agency: Interperformances) replied with 19 points and Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Neptunas.
VEF Riga will face Enisey Krasnoyarsk on the road in the next round. Neptunas will play against Tsmoki-Minsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Neptunas: Martynas Mazeika 19, Deividas Gailius 9, Rashaun Broadus (180-PG-84, college: BYU) 7, Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) 7
VEF Riga: Earl Rowland 21, Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) 13, Will Daniels (203-F-86, college: Rhode Island) 13, Kaspars Berzins 13



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Asia Club Championship: Riyadi cruise past Falcon - by Eurobasket News

Riyadi - Falcon 100:53

Riyadi eased to the second straight win at the start of Asia Club Championship. The Lebanese team shot down Falcon to improve at 2-0 record.
Riyadi gave little chance for their opponents. The Lebanese team grabbed a 28:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Riyadi erupted for 33 points in the second quartet to aggravate the damage. The Lebanese side ensured a 61:21 halftime lead. Falcon used a bit of a sloppy form of Riyadi in the third quarter to outscore their opponents but it had little impact on the game. Riyadi allowed Falcon to win the fourth frame claiming an overall comprehensive victory. Ahmad Ibrahim (202-G/F-92, college: Rice) posted 18 points to lead the Lebanese side. Wael Arakji (193-G-94) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (SG-89) answered with 16 points for Falcon. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) netted 11 points in the losing case.

Riyadi: Ahmad Ibrahim 18, Wael Arakji 16, Loren Woods 14
Falcon: Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 16, Nemekhbayar Battulga 11



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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   

Standings

Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Obras 2-1 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 3. Cent.Apure 2-1 
 4. Mavort 0-3 
Group B
 1. Regatas C. 1-0 
 2. Uniceub/BRB 1-0 
 3. Amistad 0-1 
 4. Malvin 0-1 
Group C
 1. Dep.Castro 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. Hebraica 0-0 
 4. Penarol 0-0 
Group D
 1. El Bosque 0-0 
 2. Libertad S. 0-0 
 3. S.Jose/Unimed 0-0 
 4. Tiburones 0-0 

Preliminary Round: Round 2

Oct. 16: Malvin - Regatas C. 79-87
Oct. 16: Uniceub/BRB - Amistad 128-75
Oct. 17: Regatas C. - Amistad
Oct. 17: Malvin - Uniceub/BRB
Oct. 18: Amistad - Malvin
Oct. 18: Uniceub/BRB - Regatas C.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.28.0 
 2. Guzman, Mavort24.0 
 3. Osimani, Obras21.3 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras20.7 
 5. Matthews, Cent..19.7 
 6. Sloan, Mavort19.3 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.19.3 
 8. Colmenares, Cent..17.0 
 9. Cardenas, Mavort14.3 
 10. Huertas, Obras13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hiram FULLER
  Mavort
  (206-C-81)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Fuller, Mavort11.3 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.3 
 3. Colmenares, Cent..9.3 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 5. Guzman, Mavort8.3 
 6. Matthews, Cent..7.0 
 7. Vargas, Cent.Apure6.0 
 8. Espinoza, Obras5.3 
 9. Cardenas, Mavort5.3 
 10. Araujo, Pinheiro.5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Obras
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Osimani, Obras7.3 
 2. Cardenas, Mavort5.7 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.4.0 
 4. Centeno, Cent.Apu.4.0 
 5. Vargas, Cent.Apure4.0 
 6. Konsztadt, Obras3.3 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.3.0 
 8. Ferreira, Pinheiro.3.0 
 9. Mazzaro, Obras2.3 
 10. Colmenares, Cent..2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nestor COLMENARES
  Cent..
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Colmenares, Cent..2.3 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.2.3 
 3. Sloan, Mavort2.0 
 4. Flores, Cent.Apure1.7 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.3 
 6. Mazzaro, Obras1.3 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.3 
 8. Cardenas, Mavort1.3 
 9. Morro, Pinheiro.1.0 
 10. Centeno, Cent.Ap.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonardo MORRO
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morro, Pinheiro.2.0 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 3. Fuller, Mavort1.3 
 4. Espinoza, Obras1.3 
 5. Matthews, Cent..1.0 
 6. Dias, Pinheiros/Sky0.7 
 7. Bambu, Pinheiro.0.7 
 8. Guzman, Mavort0.7 
 9. Colmenares, Cent..0.3 
 10. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.3 


Day 1 in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

GROUP B

Malvin -Regatas Corrientes 79:87

Regatas Corrientes won the opener in Brasilia at their South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat the opponent from Uruguay 87:79.
Regatas Corrientes started the game with 24-19 and added 21-15 in the second frame. The teams disappeared in the changing rooms when the board showed 45:34. Regatas Corrientes continued their dominance and won the third period 24-23 for 12-point advantage after 3 quarters. Malvin managed to win the last stanza 22-18 and reduced to final 87:79 result.

Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) (190-G/F-79) and Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) nailed 15, while Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) posted 12 and Nicolas Ferreyra (185-PG-85) had 11. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) finished the game with 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) delivered 17. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) scored 15 and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) added 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas will play Amistad Blacmar of Bolivia, while Malvin will have the difficult task of trying to defeat the hosts of Uniceub BRB.


Uniceub BRB- Amistad 128:75

Uniceub BRB started with an easy home win over Amistad at the South American League 2012. The Brazilian side smashed the opponents 128:75 in Group B.
Uniceub BRB opened the game with 30-14 and did not look behind after. The team from Brazil added massive 30-12 in the second frame and led 60:26 at the halftime. Moreover they dominated the second half as well. They needed 37-33 in the third period and then finished the game with 31-16 in the last stanza for the final success.

Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) added 17. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) and Ronald Reis (210-C-91) followed them with 16 points apiece. Quentin Smith (205-C-77, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Mississippi St.) ended up with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the losing effort, while Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: CS Los Angeles) had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) notched 15 and Julio Mendoza (PG-78) scored 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas will play Amistad Blacmar of Bolivia, while Malvin will have the difficult task of trying to defeat the hosts of Uniceub BRB.



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Best players of Lithuanian NKL round 4 - by Eurobasket News

Tomas Gaidamavicius (191-G-82) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Meresta and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 30-year old guard got a double-double of 18 points and ten assists, while his team beat Radviliskis (#18, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 83-73. Meresta is placed at 2nd position in Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Meresta will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Gaidamavicius had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Meresta's top player in his first season with the team. Tomas Gaidamavicius averages this season 19.0ppg and 6.3apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young forward Antanas Udras (202-F-92) of Perlas-MRU. Udras impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Perlas-MRU lost that game 77-91 to slightly higher-ranked S.Marciulionio (#7, 3-1). Despite lost game Perlas-MRU moved up to 9th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Udras is one of the most experienced players at Perlas-MRU and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Ramunas Rackauskas (205-C-87) of Silute (#15). Rackauskas scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Rackauskas' great performance Silute lost 76-84 to the higher-ranked Nafta Universitetas (#12, 2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Silute 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 Rackauskas he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Rackauskas has a very solid season. In 2 games in Lithuania he scored 13.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-PG-91) of Statyba - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 12 assists
5. Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-G-88) of Delikatesas - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Ignas Razutis (185-G-87) of Olimpas - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Julius Kazakauskas (197-F-90) of Olimpas - 18 points and 9 rebounds
8. Martynas Paliukenas (195-G-93) of Statyba - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Deividas Keburys (202-C-90) of Meresta - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Rokas Giedraitis (198-SF-92) of Mazeikiai - 27 points and 3 rebounds

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



VEF Riga closed Round 2 with the win over Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas - VEF Riga 60:86

VEF Riga closed Round 2 with the win over Neptunas in VTB League. The Latvian side grabbed 2-0 record after an 86:60 win.
The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga. Neptunas was better in second period 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Kaspars Berzins (213-PF-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four VEF Riga players scored in double figures. Martynas Mazeika (191-G-85, agency: Interperformances) replied with 19 points and Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Neptunas.
VEF Riga will face Enisey Krasnoyarsk on the road in the next round. Neptunas will play against Tsmoki-Minsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Neptunas: Martynas Mazeika 19, Deividas Gailius 9, Rashaun Broadus (180-PG-84, college: BYU) 7, Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) 7
VEF Riga: Earl Rowland 21, Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) 13, Will Daniels (203-F-86, college: Rhode Island) 13, Kaspars Berzins 13



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Lawrence Wright signs at Basket Esch, ex Orchy - by Eurobasket News

Basket Esch (Diekirch League) landed 28-year old American forward Lawrence Wright (194-84, college: Bradley). Wright moved there from Orchy in French NM1 league where he supposed to play, but the plans were changed. The last season he played for Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada). In 44 NBL Canada games last year he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. He played in the final of NBL Canada. Wright was also voted to USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 1st Team.
He is a very experienced player. Wright has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea), Finland (UU-Korihait), Entertainment team (Harlem Globetrotters) and Egypt (Sporting).
He attended Bradley University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Asia Club Championship: Riyadi cruise past Falcon - by Eurobasket News

Riyadi - Falcon 100:53

Riyadi eased to the second straight win at the start of Asia Club Championship. The Lebanese team shot down Falcon to improve at 2-0 record.
Riyadi gave little chance for their opponents. The Lebanese team grabbed a 28:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Riyadi erupted for 33 points in the second quartet to aggravate the damage. The Lebanese side ensured a 61:21 halftime lead. Falcon used a bit of a sloppy form of Riyadi in the third quarter to outscore their opponents but it had little impact on the game. Riyadi allowed Falcon to win the fourth frame claiming an overall comprehensive victory. Ahmad Ibrahim (202-G/F-92, college: Rice) posted 18 points to lead the Lebanese side. Wael Arakji (193-G-94) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj (SG-89) answered with 16 points for Falcon. Nemekhbayar Battulga (G-81) netted 11 points in the losing case.

Riyadi: Ahmad Ibrahim 18, Wael Arakji 16, Loren Woods 14
Falcon: Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 16, Nemekhbayar Battulga 11



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Buducnost posts another victory - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost posts another road victory in Adriatic League. The team from Montenegro tied its record at 2-2. The team beat Szolnok 75:60 as Dusko Bunic (206-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) helped to win the game recording 17 points and Strahinja Milosevic (203-F-85) added 10 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Balazs Simon (187-PG-80, agency: Court Side) scored 10 points.
Earlier Buducnost outscored MZT Skopje 81:71. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) led his team to a victory with 19 points and 4 assists. Dee Bost contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Buducnost players scored in double figures. Uros Nikolic (207-F/C-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and Damjan Stojanovski added 13 points in the effort for MZT Skopje.



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Bulls waive Andre Emmett, Suns part ways with Othyus Jeffers - by Eurobasket News

The Chicago Bulls waived Andre Emmett (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech). The forward played in two pre-season games posting 1.5 points and 1.5 boards per appearance. Last season Andre Emmett started in D-League. He played for the Reno Bighorns. The forward posted 23.1 points, 5.5 boards, 3.2 assists per game. Later Andre Emmett joined the New Jersey Nets. His stats read 2.2 points and 1.0 board per game. Andre Emmett finished the season in Lebanon. He posted 28.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists per game for Riyadi Beirut. He was voted All-USA Awards Small Forward of the Year by the All USA Sports Reporters.
In the meantime the Suns waived Othyus Jeffers (6'5''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Robert Morris). The forward missed the previous season. In 2010/11 season Othyus Jeffers played for the Iowa Energy in D-League. The forward averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game then. He was named All-D-League Forward of the Year in 2011.



Celtics waive Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas - by Eurobasket News

The Boston Celtics announced they had waived Jamar Smith (6'3''-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana) and Dionte Christmas (6'5''-G-86, college: Temple).
Jamar Smith appeared in all four pre-season games with the Celtics. The guard notched 2.3 points and 1.0 board per game. Last season Jamar Smith spent in Czech Republic. He played for Prostejov. The guard posted 12.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in EuroChallenge. In NBL his stats read 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists per appearance. He made it into All-Czech Republic League 2nd Team.
Dionte Christmas also played in four pre-season games. He averaged 3.3 points and 1.8 boards for the Celtics. Dionte Christmas played for Rethymno in Greece last season. The guard tallied 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in A1 League.



Full of action Tuesday around NBA - by Eurobasket News

Seven pre-season games were played on Tuesday around the NBA.
The Pacers claimed the second win as they rolled past the Hawks 102:98. Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) came up with 20 points to lead Indiana. Roy Hibbert (7'2''-C-86, college: Georgetown) delivered 20 points for the winners. Louis Williams (6'3''-PG-86) answered with 18 points for the Hawks. Tolliver netted 14 points in the loss.
The Brooklyn Nets celebrated the third consecutive victory as they eked out a 97:96 win over the Boston Celtics. Andray Blatche (6'11''-F/C-86) recorded 23 points and 9 rebounds for the Nets. Mirza Teletovic (6'9''-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 18 points in the win. The Celtics fell at 1-4 record on pre-season despite a 29-point effort from Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas).
The Pistons overcame the Magic 112:86 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Rodney Stuckey (6'5''-PG-86, college: E.Washington) nailed 19 points, while Greg Monroe (6'11''-C-90, college: Paul Georgetown) contributed 15 points for the winners. Jones chipped in 22 points for the Magic as they suffered the fourth straight loss.
Nathan Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington) came up with 24 points and 13 assists to lead the Bulls past the Bucks 100:94. Richard Hamilton (6'7''-G-78, college: Connecticut) contributed 23 points in the second win for Chicago in pre-season. Jennings, Dalembert and Dunleavy finished with 13 points each for the Bucks.
The Oklahoma City Thunder opened pre-season win count with a 120:98 rout of the Bobcats. Andrew Rautins (6'4''-G-86, college: Syracuse) nailed 20 points to lead the Thunder. Perry Jones added 17 points for the hosts. Ben Gordon (6'2''-G-83, college: Connecticut) answered with 21 points for the Pistons.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had little problems in a 114:81 win over Maccabi Haifa. Kevin Love (6'10''-PF-88, college: UCLA) nailed 24 points, while Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) contributed 19 points for the Timberwolves. Pat Calathes (6'10''-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's) and Paul Stoll (5'11''-PG-85) responded with 17 points each for Maccabi Haifa.
The Utah Jazz prevailed against struggling LA Lakers 114:80. Gordon Hayward (6'9''-G/F-90, agency: Priority Sports, college: Butler) stepped up with 13 points, while Jefferson and Alec Burks (6'6''-G-91, college: Colorado) added 12 points each for the Jazz. Kobe Bryant (6'6''-SG-78) answered with 31 points for the Lakers.



Knicks exercise third-year option on Iman Shumpert - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks like guard Iman Shumpert (6'5''-G-90, college: Georgia Tech) and as expected, will keep him around for the near future. Knicks Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on Shumpert. According to Alan Hahn of MSG Network, the third-year option is worth $1.7 million.
Shumpert, 6-5, 220-pounds, averaged 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.71 steals (seventh in NBA) over 28.9 minutes in 59 games (35 starts) last season en route to being named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was selected in first round (17th overall) in 2011 NBA Draft. Shumpert is currently injured and will miss some of the regular season while he heals.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Pre-season results from Monday - by Eurobasket News

Six pre-season games were played on Monday.
The Brooklyn Nets clinched the second straight win in the season as they overcame the Washington Wizards 98:88. Brook Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) came up with 18 points to lead the charge. Andray Blatche (6'11''-F/C-86) added 16 points in the victory. Martell Webster (6'8''-G-86) responded with 18 points for the Wizards. Beal contributed 13 points in the losing case.
The Sacramento Kings also claimed the second straight win as they thumped the Trail Blazers 117:100. Marcus Thornton (6'4''-G-87, college: LSU) fired 23 points to lead the Kings. DeMarcus Cousins (6'11''-C/F-90, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) finished with 20 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Damian Lillard (6'2''-PG-90, college: Weber St.) topscored for Portland once again with 20 points.
The Denver Nuggets improved at 3-0 record in pre-season following a 104:98 success against the Golden State Warriors. Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-SF-88, agency: Players Group) came up with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Corey Brewer (6'9''-G/F-86, college: Florida) netted 15 points for the hosts at the Pepsi Center. Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) netted 25 points to pace the Warriors as they slipped at 3-1 record.
The Mavs rallied past the Rockets 123:104 at the American Airlines Center. O.J. Mayo (6'5''-G-87, college: USC) and Jae Crowder (6'6''-F-90, college: Marquette) posted 20 points each for the Mavericks. Marion and Carter added 15 points apiece in the win. Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, college: W.Carolina) chipped in 23 points for the Rockets.
Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke) nailed 22 points as the Cavs prevailed against the Magic 114:111 for the third pre-season success. Miles contributed 17 points in the victory. Glen Davis (6'9''-F-86, college: LSU) accounted for 27 points and 8 rebounds for the Magic as they suffered the third loss in a row.
Finally the 76ers thrashed the Celtics 107:75 at the Wells Fargo Center. Spencer Hawes (7'0''-C-88, college: Washington) had 17 points and 8 rebounds, while Thaddeus Young (6'8''-F-88, college: Georgia Tech) contributed 15 points for the hosts. Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas) reacted with 16 points for the Celtics.



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Summerside Storm Land Greg Plummer - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Summerside Storm have landed one of last seasons standout performers in shooting guard Gregory Plummer (6'3''-G-83, college: Eckerd) for the upcoming 2012-13 Canada NBL season. Plummer, 6-4, most recently played in Colombia for Guerreros de Bogota, but made his mark last season with the St. John Mill Rats. After resurrecting himself on the New York City summer circuit in 2011 he headed north to St. John and put on a show for Mill Rats fans. In 14 games he averaged 17.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals while shooting a lights-out 44.4% from three-point range. His signature game came against the Quebec Kebs on January 5 of this year when the Brooklyn, New York native exploded for a season-high 40 points on 12-20 shooting and 10-14 from the line in 40 minutes. Known as a knock-down shooter, Plummer has also impressed teams and coaches with his tenacious defensive play and strong rebounding from either guard position. His professional play has taken him across the North American minor leagues (USBL, ABA, PBL, NBL) as well as Luxembourg, Mexico and Colombia internationally.
Gregory Plummer also took part this summer in the Eurobasket Summer League in Houston, Texas, averaging 15.3 points over four contests.



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Meet Chinonso Obokoh, a 6-foot-10 shot-blocker from Rochester and a Syracuse basketball recruit - by Eurobasket News

Chinonso Obokoh sat with Bishop Kearney High School teammate Bryant Thomas (5'10''-G) in what became a very crowded Melo Center on Saturday morning. The teammates were important visitors for SU's first official basketball practice.

Obokoh, a 6-foot-10 forward, is a member of the high school Class of 2013 and a keen recruiting prospect for Syracuse University. Primarily recruited by SU assistant Mike Hopkins, who coaches the Orange big men, Obokoh has also played in front of SU coach Jim Boeheim and assistant Adrian Autry.

"They've definitely shown a lot of interest in him," Bishop Kearney coach Jon Boon said.

Obokoh has visited James Madison, Villanova, Temple and Syracuse, said Boon, and recently declined a trip to Texas.

"He's been gone the last four weekends," Boon said. "He's very conscientious about his schoolwork and he just took the SAT. He did not want to get on another plane."

Obokoh plays AAU ball for the Albany City Rocks, the program that has also produced SU freshman Dajuan Coleman and Tyler Cavanaugh, who was recruited by SU but committed to Wake Forest.

Boon said he did not know when Obokoh might decide on a college destination.

"He's been very, very thorough about it," Boon said. "It's not just a basketball decision. Academics and location -- he's looking at the whole package."

Boon describes Obokoh as a quick, athletic big man who at this point is more suited to power forward than center. That assertion is based on Boon's observation that Obokoh is built like the long and lean Kevin Garnett, a player Obokoh "idolizes."

"Defensively, he's unbelievable. He has great timing on blocking shots and running the floor. And he can guard on the perimeter," Boon said of Obokoh. "Offensively, he's still a work in progress. He's gotten a ton better, but he still has a ways to go."

Obokoh was an interested spectator in Saturday's practice. Hopkins directed him to the court where the SU big men worked out and pulled over a chair for Obokoh to comfortably watch. Obokoh saw Baye Moussa Keita, Dajuan Coleman and Rakeem Christmas work on keeping their arms up on defense -- each of them simultaneously tasked with holding weights in their hands. He saw the SU big men battle during one-on-one drills.

Boon said the program that ultimately lands Obokoh will be lucky to get him.

"He's a great kid," Boon said. "That's the best part about him."
Courtesy of: http://www.syracuse.com



Syracuse Post-Standard poll: Louisville is unanimous pick to win Big East - by Eurobasket News

The Louisville Cardinals were the unanimous choice to win the Big East in the Syracuse Post-Standard's annual Big East writers poll.

The Post-Standard surveyed 15 writers from markets around the league. All 15 writers put Louisville atop the conference standings.

Louisville coach Rick Pitino returns senior guard Peyton Siva, junior center Gorgui Dieng and sophomore forward Chane Behanan from last year's Final Four squad.

The results of the writers' votes for the All-Big East teams will be announced later today.

Here are the writers' Big East predictions (points were assigned with one for a 1st-place vote, two for a 2nd-place vote and so on):

1. Louisville 15 (15 1st-place votes)
2. Syracuse 33
3. Notre Dame 49
4. Cincinnati 63
5. Pittsburgh 78
6. Georgetown 97
7. Marquette 109
8. South Florida 123
9. Connecticut 159
10. St. John's 163
11. Rutgers 167
12. Villanova 171
13. Providence 176
14. Seton Hall 188
15. DePaul 209
Courtesy of: http://www.syracuse.com



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Western Washington Ranked Eighth in Preseason Poll - by Sanjey Noriega

From: gnacsports.com

PORTLAND, Ore. - Western Washington guard John Allen has been selected a Super 16 selection and the Vikings are ranked eighth in the Division II Bulletin men's pre-season basketball poll.

Allen, a senior from Brier, Wash., averaged 14.6 points last season in leading the Vikings to the NCAA Division II national title. He is one of three starters, along with guard Richard Woodworth and center Chris Mitchell, returning off that team.

The publication named two players from each of the eight regions to its Super 16 team. Also selected from the West Region was Cal Poly Pomona senior guard Mitchel Anderson.

West Liberty is ranked No. 1 in the pre-season poll. Joining Western Washington in the Top 10 is Seattle Pacific at No. 10. The Falcons, who lost to WWU in last year's regional championship game, are coming off a 23-8 season. Chico State is the only other West Region team in the Top 25. The Wildcats are ranked 18th.

Western Washington is also ranked in the Top 25 in the Women's Division II Bulletin pre-season poll. Defending regional champion Alaska Anchorage was listed among "others to watch." Last year, WWU finished 22-8, including 14-4 in the GNAC. UAA ended up 30-5 advancing to the quarterfinals of the Elite Eight tournament.

Ashland (Ohio) is the No. 1 ranked team in the women's poll. UC San Diego is the top-ranked West Region team at No. 7. Grand Canyon is ranked 15th and Chico State is ranked 23rd.

Super 16 selections from the region included UC San Diego guard Daisy Feder and Grand Canyon guard Maylinn Smith.




Honors continue to roll in for Hobbs, named regional scholar athlete of the year - by Eurobasket News

Former Bellarmine basketball star Braydon Hobbs (6'5''-G-89, college: Bellarmine) was one of 16 regional winners of the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, it was announced this past week. A male and female Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be selected from the 16 regional winners, eight men and eight women.

This award, sponsored by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association, provides the opportunity for Division II to highlight the extraordinary achievements of its student-athletes.

The commissioners from the regions that comprise the Division II basketball alignment selected the regional winners. To be nominated for consideration, a student-athlete must have attained a 3.0 career cumulative grade point average and possess outstanding athletic credentials.

Men's Regional Winners
Nick DiAntonio Assumption College Football Mathematics/Secondary Education (3.98)
Christopher Copeland Saint Augustine's College Track & Field Sports Management (3.64)
Johan Bergfeld Flagler College Soccer Business Administration (3.96)
Micah Davis Delta State University Football Chemistry/Biology/Pre-Med (4.0)
Shawn Boss University of Central Missouri Track & Field Computer Information Systems (4.0)
Elias Tuma UC San Diego Baseball Cognitive Science (3.937)
Cody Lensing Augustana College Wrestling Biochemistry (3.96)
Braydon Hobbs Bellarmine University Basketball Criminal Justice Studies (3.53)

Women's Regional Winners
Christina Cuffari The College of Saint Rose Soccer Business Administration (3.73)
Neely Spence Shippensburg Cross Country Human Communications Studies (3.85)
Liz Willis Wingate University Volleyball Biology (3.87)
Morgan Johnson Valdosta State University Softball (3.66)
Lindsay Lettow University of Central Missouri Track & Field Psychology/Spanish minor (3.84)
Keala Peterson Sonoma State University Volleyball Anthropology/Psychology (3.96)
Kendra Huettl Minnesota State University, Mankato Softball Nursing (3.99)
Amanda Putt Hillsdale College Track and Field/Cross Country Biology (3.80)

The national award winners will be announced Monday, October 22nd.
Courtesy of: http://athletics.bellarmine.edu



Two-time All-America Jeremy Kendle to pursue professional career and forgo final year of eligibility - by Eurobasket News

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Bellarmine University Men's Basketball Coach Scott Davenport announced today that two-time All-America guard Jeremy Kendle has signed with an agent to pursue professional basketball opportunities and will not return to the Bellarmine team for the 2012-13 season.

Davenport said, Jeremy has done a tremendous job on and off the court. He earned his degree and began graduate school last year. He overcame serious injuries throughout his career and never let any obstacle stand in his way academically or athletically.

A 2006 graduate of Jeffersonville High School, Kendle suffered multiple injuries while attempting to play at Olney Central Community College and was only able to compete in two games in two years. In consideration of those facts, the NCAA granted the 6-2 guard additional eligibility that would have made it possible for him to play four full seasons at Bellarmine.

Although Kendle leaves Bellarmine after just three seasons, he will go down as one of the best players to wear a Bellarmine jersey. He helped lead Bellarmine to back to back final four appearances including the national championship in 2011. Kendle is the only player in school history to be named to the NABC All-America Team two years in a row, and was on track to become the all-time leading scorer. Even leaving a year early, Kendle will end his career fourth on Bellarmine's all-time scoring list with 1,792 points.

Some of Kendle's other accomplishments include:
Helped lead 2010-11 team to National Championship
2011 Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year
Only player in Bellarmine history to rank in top five in both scoring and assists
Selected to the All-GLVC team all three years of his career
Named GLVC Player of the Week five times

My experience at Bellarmine will be something I'll cherish forever, Kendle said. Winning a national title and all that goes with it is feeling so great it's really hard to describe. I really appreciate all that the Bellarmine staff and Coach Davenport have done for me and my family both on and off the court. I've really grown as both a player and a person, and that something I'll carry with me forever.

Kendle added that playing professionally has always been his dream and that at 24 years old, he felt he needed to pursue those dreams now rather than later. I already have my undergraduate degree, and I can always come back and continue graduate school, he said. I also realize that with my previous injuries and surgeries that my window of opportunity for playing is smaller than other players graduating from college. I thought I'd better pursue my dreams of playing while I can.

Although he has yet to sign a contract, Kendle has had offers and is getting interest from the top level leagues in Germany, Greece, France, Australia, and Mexico. The NBA's developmental league also is a possibility for Kendle's professional career.
Courtesy of: http://athletics.bellarmine.edu



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CERRO beats SOL by 3 in National LeaGUE - by Santiago Maciel

Last METRO Champion had to play perfect the last 3 minutes of the game to overcome a verydificult game against a new and strong Sol team. With new acquisition Manu Aponte from FPC Cerro played tremendously last 3 minutes in offense. Aponte scored 9 points, killing Luis Ljubetich in the point position. Manuel Aponte (179-G-92) scored a total of 19 points, 11 of them in the 4th quarter.
His performance due to a great ball handling simply stole the whole games show. The game was on cable TV and almost 100.000 people saw his great performace. Rodrigo Lpez and Martin Mainero were the best for Sol, they were very team oriented and defense oriented for their team, being very strong in the boards, controlling them and combining 24 points together , also 20 boards.

Solde America 67 : Jose Cabrera (G-90) (9), Luis Ljubetich (15), Martn Mainero (7), Rodrigo Lpez (17) ,Adolfo Lopez (199-F-89) (8).Santiago Cabrera (2), Arturo Benitez, Edgar Riveros (9), Rodrigo Zacarias, yJuan Gomez.
coach: Juan Pablo Feliu.


Cerro Porteno 70: Manuel Aponte (19), Ramon Sanchez (194-F-91) (18), Victor Brizuela (4), Federico Mellone (9) , Jorge Sequera (2),Nelson Peralta (6) , Marcos Rabino (12).
Coach:: Rodrigo Insfran.





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BSN getting closer to 10 teams for 2013: - by Luis Modestti

BSN gave Carolina, Coamo and Ponce until October 25 to resolve their situations in order to play in the 2013 season.

Carolina and Ponce are closer to sell and an announcement is expected to be made next week. Coamo is trying to sell to a group interested in moving to Caguas but nothing new has come out.

The league played last season with eight teams for the first time since 1968 and league president Carlos Beltran wants ten teams for next season. He has high hopes for Carolina and Ponce to return and make the league more interesting after some low figures in attendance last season.



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Spartak Saint Petersburg release Victor Keyru - by Eurobasket News

Spartak Saint Petersburg decided to end their cooperation with Victor Keyru (198-G-84). The guard joined the team at the start of the previous season. He signed a two-year deal with Spartak. However the Saint Petersburg team opted to terminate the deal. Last season Victor Keyru notched 5.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in EuroCup. In VTB League the guard posted 5.0 points, 1.9 boards and 1.1 assists per appearance. Keyru also notched 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in PBL. Previously Victor Keyru had stints with Dynamo Moscow, CSKA, Spartak Primorie, Dynamo SP and Unics Kazan. He was the member of Russian National Team in 2008/11 seasons. The guard also played for U20 and U21 National selections.


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Rocks edge Giants in a thriller - by Eurobasket News

The Glasgow Rocks claimed their first win at the new Emirates Arena with an 88-85 victory over the Manchester Giants in their BBL Cup clash on Sunday.

In a dramatic finish the Giants had a chance to take the game to overtime but David Aliu (198-F-81, college: Morehead St.) missed a last gasp three pointer. The ex-Mersey Tiger had nailed two crucial threes in the 22 seconds to keep his team within touching distance.

Rocks guard E.J. Harrison proved the difference between the two sides as he top scored with 27 points and led his side magnificently with a virtuoso display. GB star Kieron Achara (208-F/C-83, agency: Two Points, college: Duquesne) finished a single rebound away from a double-double with 18 points and nine rebounds.

The first quarter was a scrappy affair, with neither team playing consistently. A wide open Achara slotted home from behind the arc to give the Rocks a 15-11 with 4.53 left in the quarter, but it was to be fully two minutes before another basket was scored.

David Watts, playing with a hand injury, hit back-to-back two pointers to tie the game before the veteran Harrison nailed one of four three pointers in the game to give the home side the advantage heading into the second quarter.

Last week, the Rocks let a convincing lead slip in the final stages of the first half and the same thing happened again on Sunday. After the Giants called a timeout with 4.46 left in the half, the defence stepped it up as they forced the Rocks to commit consecutive shot clock violations that highlighted a 19-5 run that saw Manchester take a 40-33 lead at the break.

If the first half was scrappy, the second half was anything but as both sides came out all guns blazing and the fast tempo lasted all quarter.

Achara, twice, Watts and Stefan Gill (173-PG-83) ended the quarter with a series of long range baskets, but going into the final stanza, it was the away side that just about had their heads in front.

Jeff Jones men had the better of the early exchanges in the final period, extending their lead to six points with a little over seven minutes left.

Of course, seven minutes is a lifetime in basketball.

Indeed, three minutes is a lifetime, for that is all it took for the Rocks to peg back the Giants. Harrisons third three pointer f the game tied it at 75-75 before Bailey went 0-for-4 from the free throw line in a crucial period.

What could have been four points for Manchester actually became five points for the Rocks as Canadian forward Andrew Wedemire claimed the rebound in each of Baileys misses and converted them into a Harrison three pointer and a Gareth Murray lay-up.

With 22 seconds left the game seemed over as the Rocks were up by six points.

Cue David Aliu, so often the curse of the Rocks while at Mersey. The veteran hit two scintillating three pointers within 14 seconds to reduce the Glasgow lead to just a single point.

E.J. Harrison then scored the most vital of his 27 points as he nailed two free-throws to give his side a three point lead with six seconds left.

A busted coverage on the final play saw Aliu open in the corner, but his last chance effort bounced off the rim and saw the Rocks claim a nerve-wrecking victory.

Courtesy of: http://www.glasgowrocks.co.uk



Carson's Corner: Rocks v Giants - by Eurobasket News

Tha EJ Harrison (186-PG-76, college: Connecticut) fella cant half play! What a display from the veteran guard on Sunday, with 27 points to lead the team to their first victory at the Emirates Arena.

Basketball, of course, isnt a one man sport and he was ably assisted by Achara, who appeared closer to match fitness this week and looked a lot sharper than he did against the Eagles.

How many times was he left wide open? Far too many, in truth, but were hardly going to whinge about that, are we?

The performance was certainly a significant improvement from the week before, but it was hardly the finished article. I feel that it will have done their confidence an absolute world of good, knowing that they can play right to the last basket and grind out a come from behind win against a very good side.
As Sterl commented after the game, the more games this team can get under their belt, the more familiar they will become around each other and, one assumes, the better the team will become.

A word though, about the Manchester Giants. They may be a new franchise, but they are a roster full of BBL veterans who can be relied on night after night to give everything theyve got. How many times has David Aliu (198-F-81, college: Morehead St.) destroyed the Rocks in the past? I feel that they are a team that will be in contention for a top four spot come the final games of the season and the two teams on Sunday were very evenly matched, as the 88-85 score would suggest. They too will only improve as the season progresses.

Back to the Rocks, though. In the last two weeks, we have seen exactly what we were missing last season. A healthy EJ Harrison is one of the best guards in this league. While Robinson perhaps wasnt as convincing as he was against the Eagles, it is early days for him and Ive no doubt that he and E.J. will be the perfect combo.

I cant help but feel, however, that the success of the team will depend largely on just how long big Kieron stays with the club. The fact that he has averaged 18 pts, 12.5 rbs and 3 blocks in his two games, without playing at 100% fitness suggests he is a massive part of the roster. The problem being, of course, that we dont know just how long he will stick around. While he stated afterwards that he was in no hurry to leave Glasgow, he also stated that he doesnt see himself staying the entire season.

That is a worry for me, but I suppose we can cross that bridge when we come to it. For now, lets all just bask in the glory of a terrific, thrilling first home win of the season.
Courtesy of: http://www.glasgowrocks.co.uk



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Balkan League: Kozuv open new season with road win - by Eurobasket News

OKK Beograd - Kozuv 66:74

KK Kozuv victoriously opened the new Balkan League season. The FYR Macedonian side overcame OKK Beograd on the road in Group B opener. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 17 points to lead the winners.
KK Kozuv secured a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. The visitors held OKK Beograd to 9 points in the second quarter to ensure a 38:25 halftime lead. OKK Beograd showed signs of recovery in the third period. The Serbian side narrowed the deficit to 11 points with one quarter remaining. OKK Beograd got closer in the fourth frame but Kozuv withheld the challenge and celebrated the first victory. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) posted 12 points, while Kiril Pavlovski (210-C-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 10 points in the winning effort. Milorad Sutulovic (196-G-90) answered with 16 points for OKK Beograd. Ivan Marinkovic (208-F/C-93) delivered 11 points in the loss.

OKK Beograd: Milorad Sutulovic 16, Ivan Marinkovic 11
KK Kozuv: Dimitar Karadzovski 17, Miladin Pekovic 12, Kiril Pavlovski 10



Partizan improved to 3-1 in Adriatic League - by Eurobasket News

Partizan improved to 3-1 in Adriatic League after a victory over Siroki WWin 65:62. Host team only slightly avoided embarrassment. 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. Drew Gordon helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds and Vladimir Lucic added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Boris Barac responded with 13 points and Darko Planinic scored 14 points.
Earlier Cibona beat Partizan 80:72. Andrija Zizic led his team to a victory with 20 points and 8 rebounds. D.J. Strawberry contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Vladimir Lucic answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and center Dejan Musli added 9 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Partizan.
Cedevita meanwhile overcame Crvena Zvezda 68:66, while Radnicki KG beat MZT Skopje 83:75.



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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


Solna Vikings lands Sedlak - by Eurobasket Center

Solna Vikings strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Slovakian ex-international power forward Justin Sedlak (205-F/C-87, college: Florida Tech). In his first game he scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds helping his new team beat Nassjo 79-77. Sedlak played most recently at Caceres Basket (Spain). While playing 42 games for Caceres last season he averaged 4.6ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Sedlak is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Poland, Portugal, Spain and Slovakia. Sedlak graduated Florida Tech in 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. Sedlak was a member of Slovakian international program for some years. He played for Slovakian senior national until 2010 and previously for U16 national team in 2002.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Extraliga Round 3: Levice loses to Inter Bratislava - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Levice (2-1) on the court of leader Inter Bratislava on Monday night. Visitors were edged by Inter Bratislava 79-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Levice. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. Inter Bratislava have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Newly promoted Levice dropped to the third position with one game lost. Inter Bratislava are looking forward to face SKP Banska Bystrica (#5) at home in the next round. Levice will have a break next round.
The game in Handlova was also worth to mention about. Nova Ves (1-2) played at the court of Handlova (1-1). Handlova defeated Nova Ves 79-68. It was a good game for forward Ondrej Haviar (194-85) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 7 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Wade Dunston contributed with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Serbian power forward Aco Mandic (204-84) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds for Nova Ves. Handlova left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with Komarno and B.Bystrica. Nova Ves at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Handlova will play against league's second-placed Nitra in Nitra in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nova Ves will play on the road against Komarno (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Banska Bystrica. Local SKP Banska Bystrica (1-1) beat Prievidza (0-2) 90-72 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Sven Smajlagic who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Milan Ziak with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SKP Banska Bystrica left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with Handlova and Komarno. Defending champion Prievidza still closes the standings with two games lost. SKP Banska Bystrica will meet league's second-placed Nitra in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Prievidza will play against Svit (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 Nitra defeated Svit in Nitra 89-73.


Inter Bratislava - Levice 79-77

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Levice (2-1) on the court of leader Inter Bratislava on Monday night. Visitors were edged by Inter Bratislava 79-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Levice. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. Inter Bratislava have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Newly promoted Levice dropped to the third position with one game lost. Inter Bratislava are looking forward to face SKP Banska Bystrica at home in the next round. Levice will have a break next round.
gschID: 195081


Handlova - Nova Ves 79-68

The game in Handlova was also worth to mention about. Nova Ves (1-2) played at the court of seventh ranked Handlova (1-1). Handlova defeated Nova Ves 79-68. The game was mostly controlled by Handlova. Nova Ves was better in second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Handlova players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Nova Ves were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Ondrej Haviar (194-85) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 7 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Wade Dunston (193-84, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with 9 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Dunston is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Handlova players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Aco Mandic (204-84) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds and international forward Stanislav Baldovsky (192-89) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Nova Ves. Handlova left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with Komarno and B.Bystrica. Nova Ves at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Handlova will play against league's second-placed Nitra in Nitra in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nova Ves will play on the road against Komarno (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Handlova: O.Haviar 22+1reb+7ast, Z.Crimmins 14+5reb+2ast, R.Vido 11+6reb+2ast, J.Davis 10+3reb+1ast, W.Dunston 9+5reb+8ast, D.Boor 5+2reb
Nova Ves: A.Mandic 21+5reb+1ast, M.Stec 11+3reb+5ast, D.Burke 9+3reb+2ast, S.Baldovsky 9+8reb+3ast, N.Evans 8+2ast, R.Becarik 5+1reb
gschID: 195082


Svit - Nitra 73-89

There was no surprise when Svit (0-3) was defeated at home by Nitra (2-0) 89-73 on Saturday. Nitra looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for center Juraj Hasan (202-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds. Bahamas guard J.R. Cadot (195-87, college: TCU) helped adding 19 points and 10 rebounds. Four Nitra players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Kenneth Henderson (201-82, college: Texas Arlington) with 22 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import center Tyronne McNeal (211-87, college: Miami Dade CC) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Svit's coach Ivan Fulgosi rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Nitra moved-up to second place. Loser Svit still closes the standings with three games lost. Nitra will meet at home SKP Banska Bystrica (#5) in the next round. Svit will play against Prievidza (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Nitra: J.Hasan 22+8reb+3ast, J.Cadot 19+10reb+3ast, M.Kovacevic 16+2reb+2ast, D.Geiger 16+2reb+7ast, A.McClain 6+7reb+1ast, V.Kosa 5+2reb+2ast
Svit: K.Henderson 22+7reb+2ast, T.McNeal 16+7reb+1ast, A.Stewart 10+4reb, N.Vladovic 6+2reb, M.Puzic 6+8reb, R.Findura 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195080


B.Bystrica - Prievidza 90-72

The game with biggest result difference took place in Banska Bystrica. Local SKP Banska Bystrica (1-1) beat Prievidza (0-2) 90-72 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by SKP Banska Bystrica. Prievidza managed to win fourth quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Prievidza 45-30 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of Croatian guard Sven Smajlagic (193-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. The former international power forward Peter Dorazil (199-89) helped adding 16 points and 8 rebounds. Five SKP Banska Bystrica players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was international guard Milan Ziak (190-88) with 15 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Joseph Harris (196-87, college: Co.Carolina) scored 16 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SKP Banska Bystrica left bottom position moving up to fourth place, which they share with Handlova and Komarno. Defending champion Prievidza still closes the standings with two games lost. SKP Banska Bystrica will meet league's second-placed Nitra in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Prievidza will play against Svit (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
B.Bystrica: S.Smajlagic 21+12reb+2ast, M.Rendla 17+5reb+1ast, P.Dorazil 16+8reb+1ast, R.Korner 11+3reb, I.Salamun 10+6reb+1ast, S.Jankovic 7+4reb
Prievidza: J.Harris 16+3reb+1ast, M.Ziak 15+5reb+1ast, M.Jass 15+3reb, M.Batka 8+2reb, G.Boon 7+1reb, J.Manns 6+2reb
gschID: 195079



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Krka and Union Olimpija celebrate the latest victories - by Eurobasket News

Krka and Union Olimpija celebrate the latest victories in Adriatic league to take 3-1 records each.
Krka sent Cibona to 1-3 record after 69:67 victory. 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-G/F-85) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) who added 9 points during the contest. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Davor Kus scored 11 points and 5 assists.
Union Olimpija beat Zadar 78:66. 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-C-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Dylan Page who added 16 points during the contest. At the losing side American Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and center Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds.



Zlatorog brings back Udrih - by Zeljko Zule

Zlatorog bolstered its backcourt for the upcoming Telemach League season by signing veteran guard Samo Udrih (195-G-79), who last played for the team in 2001/02 season. Udrih arrives from Spanish side Valladolid, with whom he averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 21 ACB League games last season. He signed an opened contract until end of the year.
The well-travelled guard has played professionally for teams in six different countries. He has played mostly in his native Slovenia for Polzela, Slovan and Olimpija and in Spain for Girona, Granada, Estudiantes and Valladolid. He has also made stops in France, Israel, Croatia and Greece. Udrih was member of the Slovenian national team and took part in the 2010 FIBA World Championships .



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Standings

KBL Standings
 1. Anyang KGC 2-0 
 2. Goyang Orions 2-0 
 3. Samsung Th. 2-0 
 4. ET Land 2-1 
 5. Mobis Phoebus 2-1 
 6. SK Knights 1-1 
 7. Dongbu Promy 0-2 
 8. KCC Egis 0-2 
 9. LG Sakers 0-2 
 10. Sonic Boom KT 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 16: Mobis Phoebus - ET Land 80-84
Oct. 17: Dongbu Promy - KCC Egis
Oct. 17: LG Sakers - Goyang Orions
Oct. 18: SK Knights - Samsung Th.
Oct. 18: Anyang KGC - Sonic Boom KT
Oct. 19: Dongbu Promy - LG Sakers
Oct. 19: ET Land - Goyang Orions



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Spanish EBA Round 5 Best Performance: Pablo Rodrigo - by Mariano Galindo

26-year old center Pablo Rodrigo (204-C-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Euroconsult Alcobendas. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.He had the game-high 24 points, adding 17 rebounds, for a fantastic double-double, and two assists and other two blocks, in 40 minutes and 39 index rating. Like happened with last week MVP Eduard Villacampa (204-C-85), the awesome performance of Pablo Rodrigo could not help to his team, and Alcobendas losed vs Covibar.


Lucentum Alicante keep Guillermo Rejon - by Eurobasket News

Lucentum Alicante extended the deal with Guillermo Rejon (206-F/C-77). The player is expected to spend at least one more month with the team. The centre signed a one-month deal with the team at the start of the season. He appeared in two games for Alicante. Guillermo Rejon notched 2.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in those appearances. Previously he had spells for UCAM Murcia, Palma Aqua, Valladolid, Cantabria, Estudiantes Madrid.


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Standings - Basketligan

Basketligan Standings
 1. Boras 4-0 
 2. Solna 3-1 
 3. Sundsvall 3-1 
 4. Sodertalje 3-1 
 5. Uppsala 2-1 
 6. 08 2-2 
 7. Eagles 2-2 
 8. LF Basket 1-2 
 9. Eco Orebro 1-3 
 10. Norrkoping 1-3 
 11. Jamtland 1-3 
 12. Nassjo 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 11: Boras - Eco Orebro 95-81
Oct. 12: Sundsvall - Eagles 94-71
Oct. 12: Sodertalje - Nassjo 91-57
Oct. 12: Solna - Norrkoping 80-85
Oct. 12: LF Basket - 08 75-86
Oct. 12: Jamtland - Uppsala 71-75

Round 2

Oct. 14: Norrkoping - Eagles 69-79

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 16: Eagles - Boras
Oct. 16: Eco Orebro - Jamtland
Oct. 16: Nassjo - Solna
Oct. 16: Norrkoping - Sundsvall
Oct. 16: 08 - Sodertalje
Oct. 17: Uppsala - LF Basket


Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Miller, Boras27.3 
 2. Krayem, Eagles21.0 
 3. Sigurdarson, Sunds.20.7 
 4. Wesby, Sundsvall19.0 
 5. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.0 
 6. Walker, Nassjo18.3 
 7. Klaric, Jamtland18.0 
 8. Jeansson, Uppsala17.3 
 9. Cuffee, Sundsvall17.0 
 10. Palm, Boras16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Palm, Boras11.3 
 2. Simms, Sodertalje10.8 
 3. Toutziarakis, Solna10.0 
 4. Igbavboa, LF Bask.9.7 
 5. Taylor, Eagles8.8 
 6. Baeringsson, Sunds.8.8 
 7. Santee, Eco Orebro8.5 
 8. Walker, Nassjo8.0 
 9. Thomas, Boras7.5 
 10. Damjanovic, Nassjo7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Willy BECK
  08
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Beck, 085.3 
 2. Jeromanovs, Norrk.5.0 
 3. Hellgren, Jamtland5.0 
 4. Carter, Uppsala4.7 
 5. Krayem, Eagles4.5 
 6. Ahonen, Solna4.5 
 7. Miller, Boras4.3 
 8. Person, LF Basket4.0 
 9. Castle, Eco Orebro3.8 
 10. Wesby, Sundsvall3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Uppsala
  (190-PG-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Carter, Uppsala3.7 
 2. Person, LF Basket2.0 
 3. Fernandes, Jamtl.2.0 
 4. Santee, Eco Orebro1.8 
 5. Hellgren, Jamtland1.8 
 6. Salon, Sundsvall1.8 
 7. Taylor, Eagles1.8 
 8. Krayem, Eagles1.8 
 9. Inan, 081.5 
 10. Walker, Nassjo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.0 
 2. Palm, Boras1.5 
 3. Hughes, Norrkoping1.5 
 4. Augustus, 081.0 
 5. Person, LF Basket1.0 
 6. McKnight, Boras1.0 
 7. Henderson, LF Ba.1.0 
 8. Cvilak, 081.0 
 9. Taylor, Eagles1.0 
 10. Carter, Uppsala1.0 


Solna Vikings lands Sedlak - by Eurobasket Center

Solna Vikings strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old Slovakian ex-international power forward Justin Sedlak (205-F/C-87, college: Florida Tech). In his first game he scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds helping his new team beat Nassjo 79-77. Sedlak played most recently at Caceres Basket (Spain). While playing 42 games for Caceres last season he averaged 4.6ppg and 2.6rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Sedlak is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Poland, Portugal, Spain and Slovakia. Sedlak graduated Florida Tech in 2011 and it will be his second season in pro basketball. Sedlak was a member of Slovakian international program for some years. He played for Slovakian senior national until 2010 and previously for U16 national team in 2002.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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. Rutty, BBC Nyon19.0 
 8. McCrory, Starwings19.0 
 9. Draughan, Fribourg19.0 
 10. Brown, Geneve L.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 17
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon17.0 
 2. Barber, Lugano T.16.0 
 3. Aw, Neuchatel13.0 
 4. Kuburovic, SAV V.12.0 
 5. Dubas, Monthey10.0 
 6. Hodzic, Monthey9.0 
 7. Campbell, SAM M.8.0 
 8. Burrows, Starwings8.0 
 9. Kazadi, Fribourg7.0 
 10. Owens, BBC Nyon7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tony BROWN
  Geneve L.
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 9
 1. Brown, Geneve L.9.0 
 2. Parker, Geneve L.6.0 
 3. Kazadi, Fribourg6.0 
 4. Ewing, Lugano T.6.0 
 5. N''Diaye, Boncourt5.0 
 6. Jenkins, Starwings5.0 
 7. Barrett, SAM M.5.0 
 8. O''Bannon, SAV V.4.0 
 9. James, Geneve L.4.0 
 10. Petkovic, SAV V.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  SAV Vacallo
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, SAV Vacallo6.0 
 2. Jenkins, Starwings4.0 
 3. Zivkovic, BBC Nyon4.0 
 4. Barrett, SAM M.4.0 
 5. Barber, Lugano T.4.0 
 6. Gordon, Lugano T.4.0 
 7. George, Lugano T.3.0 
 8. Petkovic, SAV V.3.0 
 9. Rutty, BBC Nyon3.0 
 10. Ely, Boncourt3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Clint CHAPMAN
  SAM M.
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Chapman, SAM M.4.0 
 2. Matter, Starwings3.0 
 3. Barber, Lugano T.3.0 
 4. Garrett, Fribourg2.0 
 5. Burrows, Starwings2.0 
 6. James, Geneve L.2.0 
 7. Gordon, Lugano T.1.0 
 8. Owens, BBC Nyon1.0 
 9. Blue, Neuchatel1.0 
 10. Stockalper, Lugan.1.0 


Results and Stats from LNA Round 1 - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in LNA just started.

SAM Massagno - Geneve Lions 72-93

The game without a history. Geneve Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to SAM Massagno's 20. Geneve Lions players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by SAM Massagno's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Tony Brown (193-G-79, college: Arkansas St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Senegalese power forward Babacar Toure (205-85) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Jamelle Barrett (180-88) answered with 17 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and the other American import forward Tommy Freeman (195-88, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for SAM Massagno. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: B.Toure 22+6reb+1ast, T.Brown 18+6reb+9ast, K.Parker 16+3reb+6ast, O.Vogt 10+6reb, J.James 8+6reb+4ast, J.Jaunin 7+1reb+2ast
SAM Massagno: J.Barrett 17+3reb+5ast, T.Freeman 15+5reb+1ast, C.Chapman 11+7reb, D.Andjelkovic 10+4reb+2ast, P.Campbell 8+8reb+1ast, S.Pantic 7+3reb
gschID: 190095


BBC Nyon - Lugano Tigers 66-85

The game was mostly controlled by Lugano Tigers. BBC Nyon managed to win third quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Strangely BBC Nyon outrebounded Lugano Tigers 47-31 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Korvotney Barber (201-87, college: Auburn, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and the former international Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 26 points. Lugano Tigers' coach Randoald Dessarzin used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American forward Justin Rutty (200-89, college: Quinnipiac) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import swingman Marvin Owens (196-86, college: Northwood) scored 22 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 26+1reb, B.Ewing 17+3reb+6ast, K.Barber 15+16reb, D.Stockalper 9+3reb+2ast, R.Gordon 9+4reb, F.Ramseier 5
BBC Nyon: M.Owens 22+7reb+1ast, J.Rutty 19+17reb+2ast, S.Zivkovic 8+5reb+2ast, C.Walters 6+6reb+1ast, J.Chabbey 5+5reb+2ast, G.Lanisse 2+3reb
gschID: 190093


Starwings - SAV Vacallo 60-69

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-13. But Starwings won third quarter 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SAV Vacallo made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Starwings turnovers. American guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners and Serbian forward Ivan Kuburovic (203-81) chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW, agency: Warren Sports International) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Canadian-Irish swingman Tony McCrory (199-77, college: Simon Fraser) scored 19 points. Four Starwings players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
SAV Vacallo: L.O'Bannon 22+5reb+4ast, I.Kuburovic 15+12reb, M.Schneiderman 12+2reb+3ast, R.Gibson 8+5reb+3ast, R.Albrecht 7+5reb, M.Petkovic 3+2reb+4ast
Starwings: T.McCrory 19+2reb+3ast, J.Burrows 16+8reb+1ast, B.Jenkins 11+3reb+5ast, J.Dobbins 10+6reb+2ast, J.Fuchs 4+3reb+3ast, N.Matter 0+2reb
gschID: 190092


Boncourt - Monthey 87-71

Monthey managed to win third quarter 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Boncourt especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. American swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) fired 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Jackson Capel (191-87, college: Evangel) chipped in 19 points. Boncourt's coach Antoine Petitjean used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bosnian forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, college: Lipscomb) produced 17 points and 9 rebounds and international Jonathan Dubas (202-91) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Monthey players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Boncourt: S.Ely 24+5reb+2ast, J.Capel 19+3reb+2ast, I.N'Diaye 13+5reb+5ast, A.Herrmann 8+1reb+3ast, G.Louissaint 7+1reb+1ast, T.McCorkle 6+4reb
Monthey: A.Hodzic 17+9reb+1ast, F.Kojadinovic 14+1reb+3ast, D.Holmes 13+1ast, J.Dubas 10+10reb+1ast, M.Lukic 8+2reb, C.Mafuta 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 190091


Fribourg - Neuchatel 69-61

gschID: 190094



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Su Yi-chieh signs with Xinjiang - by Chris Wang

Local media reported that Su Yi-Chieh (181-PG-87), who played with Taiwan Mobile last season, has signed with Chinas Xinjiang and became the sixth Taiwanese player to play in China next season.

Su tested with Xinjiang two years ago but did not sign with the team.

Xinjiang made the semifinal round in the Chinese pro league CBA last season.

The six Taiwanese players to play in China next year are Su, Lin Chih-chieh (Zhejiang), Tseng Wen-ting (Shanghai), Yang Ching-min (Shanxi), Lee Hsueh-lin (Beijing) and Hong Chih-shan (Dongguan).



Shanghai wins 2012 Straits Cup invitational - by Chris Wang

Shanghai Sharks defeated Pure Youth Construction 80-62 on Monday and won the four-team 2012 Straits Cup Invitational with a 3-0 record.

Shanghai only led by one at the half but limited PY to 9 points in the third period with the help of strong defense from Tseng Wen-ting, who had 5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals, and Zhang Zhaoxu, who tallied 15 points, 12 boards and 4 blocks.

PY was led by Taiwanese-American Wang Ting-chiehs 18 points. Lin Chin-pang had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals.

In the other game, Zhejiang beat Dacin 79-72.

Lin Chih-chieh of Zhejiang and Dacins Tien Lei both sat out the game as local fans were disappointed at not seeing the Lin-Tien matchup.



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Duhok add Webb for Asia Cup - by Travis McAvene


Duhok signed 28-year old American guard Antonio Webb (5'10''-G-84, college: Beth.-Cookman). Webb played most recently in UBA for the Tennessee Dragons. In 20 games Webb averaged a team best 19.8ppg and 6.0 assists per game. He was named Usbasket.com All-UBA 3rd Team for the second season.

Webb is a very experienced player. Webb played also pro basketball in the France, Dominican Republic, Dleague, Romania and Denmark. He graduated Emporia State University in 2006 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.



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Patrons Cup round-up: Mets seal top spot in Pool 2 - by Eurobasket News

Loughborough Students Riders and Birmingham Mets both took big steps to securing top spot in their respective Patrons Cup pools after a full weekend of results.
Pool 1
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Team Solent stay winless and Glamorgan continue their battle for a semi final berth in the Patrons Cup after the Welsh team won 79-76 on Saturday.
Gladiators' new American signing Matthew Gwynne poured in a game-high 31 in a match-up that was close from start to finish.
John Wilkins had 13 for Solent.
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London Westside blew Mansfield Giants out in the first quarter on Saturday and went onto win 86-61 and close in on second place in Pool 1.
Westside led by 20 at the end of 10 minutes and left Giants with too much to do to get back in the game.
Gary Miles (90) scored 18 to lead Westside while Giants were led by Dan Watts' 20 points.
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Westside doubled their win tally on Sunday after a close encounter with Team Solent saw them move to 3-1 in Pool 1 after a 65-63 victory.
Nineteen points from French national Phillippe Kouda (197-F-81) helped Westside move into a good position for a Patrons semi final berth.
Solent, who complete their Patrons campaign with an 0-5 record, were led by Clayton Milner's 14.
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Due to the big showdown between NASSA and Loughborough being postponed on Saturday because of traffic issues, Netpunes' only game this weekend was against Mansfield and they won 93-71.
Karolis Stepanavicius (198-F) led Neptunes with 23 points as they led for the majority of the game.
Giants are now officially out of the Patrons Cup while Neptunes have two important games to play against Loughborough and Westside.
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Loughborough made up for their postponed game on Saturday as well by defeating Glamorgan Gladiators 82-65 on Sunday.
Riders blew Glamorgan out in the first quarter 22-9 and managed to stay in front for the rest of the game.
Emile Hopkins (Loughborough) and Philip Warren (Glamorgan) had 14 points each to lead all scorers.
Gladiators are now finished their Patrons pool games with a 3-2 record and await results from outstanding games to see if they will advance, although it looks unlikely at this stage.
Riders currently hold a perfect 4-0 record in Pool 1 and await the rescheduled game with NASSA.
Pool 2
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Birmingham Mets won their first of two games this weekend on Thursday after an 81-60 victory over London United.
A close first half saw Mets leading by only two points (29-27) but they stormed out in the next two quarters to dominate coach Jack Majewski's team. Mets won the second half 52-33 to take the win.
Allan Bean led Mets with 16 points while Elvisi Dusha scored a game-high 27 for United.
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A big game between Manchester Magic and London United saw the former win 94-85 at the Amaechi Basketball Centre.
The teams headed into the game with 2-2 records leaving a win crucial for either's chances of a semi final position.
Magic led from the early stages and heading into quarter four they were up 78-61. United, however, put in a big push in the final 10 minutes and despite winning the quarter 24-16, they were already down and out.
Josh Houghton scored 27 Magic points while Andy Tamayo had 30 for United, who are now eliminated from the semi finals.
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Killamarsh Derbyshire Arrows pulled out a big win over Eastside Eagles on the road, 69-68, to keep them in the hunt for a Patrons Cup semi final berth.
A close game throughout saw Ronnie Baker lead all scorers with 19 points while import Rob Valentine had 17 for Arrows.
The loss officially puts Eastside out of the semi finals but Arrows can still qualify with a win over PAWS London Capital on 11 November.
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Birmingham Mets booked the number one spot in Pool 2 and a trip to the Patrons Cup semis after a 90-66 thrashing of PAWS London Capital on Sunday.
Mets won all four quarters and dominated the second half (winning 44-26) and now await to see the who the runner-up in Pool 1 will be to find out their semi final opposition.
David Waite had 17 points to lead Mets while Ibrahim Gariba (206-C-84) and Jamel Felix had 18 apiece for PAWS. PAWS are now out of the competition regardless of what happens in the game on 11 November with Arrows. If PAWS win that game, Magic are through and if Arrows win they will join Mets in the semi finals.
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Manchester Magic lost a crucial game to end their Patrons Cup pool play as Eastside Eagles stole an 87-77 win at home.
The victory was Eagles' first and it could potentially cost Manchester a semi final position. Had the Magic won, they would have advanced alongside Birmingham Mets but as it stands. Manchester can only hope PAWS defeat Arrows on 11 November.
Eagles did most of their damage in the second half against Magic, winning the final 20 minutes 46-31, and they were led in scoring by Gary Davison (15 points).
Tom Ward had a big 29 point haul for Manchester.
Courtesy of: http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk



National Trophy round-up: No more unbeatens - by Eurobasket News

There are no more unbeaten teams in the National Trophy after Tees Valley, Derby and Bradford all suffered defeats at the weekend.
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Tees Valley Mohawks unbeaten start to the season was ended by an 86-81 loss at Hemel Storm on Saturday.
Storm made the better start to lead 47-41 at half-time, but found themselves down by one going into the final quarter. A 22-16 final quarter in their favour saw them come away with the win.
Hemel coach Dave Titmuss commented: "Our performance on Saturday definitely took us another step towards establishing ourselves at this level. Tees Valley has an athletic and competitive roster with two excellent imports in Ebanks and Kohn and I imagine they'll figure in the closing stages of competitions this season.
"Our excellent rebounding made up for some poor ball handling - although I credit coach Butler and Tees Valley's defence for forcing many of our mistakes - and we were able to close the game out with some solid play in the last two minutes."
Coach Butler commented: "[Hemel] is a hard place to go and pick up a win, but the game could have gone either way. A good sign for us tonight is that we were still in the game with 40 seconds left after not playing as good as we can do, but again credit goes to Hemel for putting us out of our stride but we will definatley learn from it and move forward."
Dru Spinks (23), Louis Sayers (19) and Bode Adeluola (180-G) (18) led the wway for Hemel with Jorge Ebanks (28) and Jamie Kohn (21) both scoring over twenty points for Mohawks.
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Leicester Warriors had a big second quarter to thank as they defeated Essex Leopards 88-83 at Braunstone Leisure Centre.
After the visitors had posted a five point gap in their favour in the first quarter, Warriors responded to take the second period 22-12 to reverse the margin and take control of the game.
The disqualification of Leopards player/coach Robert Youngblood for his second unsportsmanlike foul in the third quarter gave Warriors further momentum that they turned into a seven point lead after three quarters and an 11 point lead midway through the final period.
Ryan Lewis led all scorers for Leicester with 26 with Greg Hernandez's 22 leading the way for Leopards.
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Bristol v DerbyBristol Flyers handed Derby Trailblazers their first loss of their National Trophy defence with an 86-77 win in Bristol on Saturday.
A 17-6 run early in the final quarter put Flyers on course for the win after a tight first three periods.
Tyrone Treasure was impressive for Bristol, making 13 of his 20 shots on the way to 29 points. Doug McLaughlin-Williams had 19 points and Enrique Garcia (203-F) was one rebound short of a double-double with 16 points.
Nick Rose had 28 points for Derby, who were unable to overcome being outshot from the floor 54% to 39%.
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Essex Leopards recovered from their loss on Saturday to post an emphatic 90-64 win over Worthing Thunder on Sunday to eliminate their opponents from Trophy contention.
At 0-4 Thunder can no longer make the knockout stages as they succumbed to an 18 point, 12 rebound double-double from Carl Josey as 5 Leopards scored in double figures.
An 11-0 run at the start of the second quarter established a lead for Leopards that was always going to be too much as they held Thunder to 35% shooting from the floor.
Hank Rivers has 17 points and 9 rebounds for Thunder, from whom Rhys Francis stated: "I feel that we didn't stick to doing what we do best and we came away from all the things that work and has worked for us so far this year."
"It's all learning for us, we will come back stronger and we have another shot at Leopards in a few weeks so we have to get this game out of our heads and focus on the next game."
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overtime
Derby v ReadingDerby Trailblazers overcame Reading Rockets 88-80 in overtime on Sunday in a thrilling tie.
Derby controlled much of regulation after a 27-18 second quarter gave them a significant advantage. They were up by 11 inside the final seven minutes before twelve straight Rocket points turned the game around.
There were eight lead changes inside the closing minutes with the teams trading baskets until the were tied at 72 with 36 seconds remaining. Reading turned the ball over on their final possession and Derby had a chance to win it that rimmed out.
In the extra period Tom Sherlock scored 5 of the first 7 points and contributed an assist to put his team 79-74 and with influential Reading players Danny Carter and Robbie Parker picking up their fifth fouls Derby were left to hold on for the win.
Sherlock contributed 21 points for Derby, bettered only by Martyn Gayle's 25. Andrew Hunter led Reading with 16 points.
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Leicester Warriors made it a double win weekend with a 69-67 success at Brixton Topcats on Sunday.
The game looked in the bag at half-time for Warriors as they led 47-35, but Brixton produced a comeback in the third quarter to lead by one going into the last period.
The fourth quarter was a nervous affair, with only 21 points combined, and it was Warriors who came out on top by a narrow margin.
England junior international Elliot Sentance led the way for Leicester with 29 points, supported by 21 from Eugene Pettway.
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Tees Valley Mohawks secured a spot in the quarter finals with an 87-77 win at Medway Park Crusaders on Sunday.
The game was only decided in the final quarter as Mohawks added to a four point lead with a 25-19 quarter that gave them the double-digit win.
Jorge Ebanks and Jamie Kohn both had 22 points for Tees Valley. Mannock Lual had 19 for Crusaders.
Mohawks coach Steve Butler commented: "DJ Glavan stepped up with a near double double of 9 points and 9 assists including 5 rebounds after a poor show by his standards on Saturday night. Kohn, Ebanks and Hanson all got in the top scoring box again but each game more and more players are contributing which is a good sign for me."
Crusaders coach Craig Nicol was less happy about the contest: "We had identified that we wanted to keep the scoreline low, but had too many simple defensive breakdowns which led to easy baskets for Tees Valley. We actually started the game pretty well especially in the first quarter, but we let Tees Valley get back into it through some simple transition baskets.
"We managed to stay with them right up until the last few minutes however Tees Valley deserved to win the game. We still have a few areas that we need to address in practice this week before two important games in the Trophy next weekend."
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Team Northumbria picked up a pair of wins at the weekend to even their Trophy record at 3-3 and keep alive their hopes of a quarter final spot.
They put in an impressive defensive performance as they defeated Leeds Carnegie on Saturday 62-47, holding Leeds to single figure outputs in three of the four quarters. They still found themselves behing 41-39 going into the final quarter, but they saved the best for last as they held Carnegie to just 6 points in the final quarter, amassing 23 of their own to cruise to a comfortable win.
On Sunday they visited Westminster Warriors and returned to the north east with a 69-62 victory under their belts thanks mainly to the middle two quarters where they outscored their opponents 37-25.
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Bristol Academy Flyers topped of an impressive weekend with an emphatic 86-55 victory at Bradford Dragons.
Bristol started fast to claim the opening quarter 23-8 and they never looked back as they handed their opponents their first loss in the Trophy this season and clinched their own spot in the quarter finals.
Doug McLaughlin-Williams hit seven three pointers on his way to a game high 22 points and Vance Silcott (193-F, college: Danville Area CC) (pictured) led Bradford with 15.
Photo credits - Silcott: Mansoor Ahmed, others: Alan Mousley
Courtesy of: http://www.englandbasketball.co.uk



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Standings - LUB

LUB Standings
 1. Malvin 8-0 
 2. Hebraica 7-2 
 3. Aguada 6-2 
 4. Bigua 5-2 
 5. Un.Atletica 5-2 
 6. Defensor 5-4 
 7. Tabare 4-4 
 8. Welcome 4-5 
 9. Sayago 3-3 
 10. Trouville 3-5 
 11. Montevideo 3-6 
 12. Nacional 3-6 
 13. Bohemios 2-5 
 14. Larre Borges 2-5 
 15. Olimpia 1-4 
 16. Cordon 1-7 

Regular Season: Round 8

Capital

Oct. 11: Montevideo - Tabare 95-101
Oct. 13: Olimpia - Bigua 82-97
Oct. 11: Cordon - Malvin 82-88
Oct. 11: Welcome - Defensor 70-64
Oct. 11: Larre Borges - Bohemios 69-100
Oct. 13: Nacional - Un.Atletica 63-81
Oct. 13: Sayago - Hebraica 58-69
Oct. 13: Aguada - Trouville 102-85

Litoral

Oct. 14: Nacional FB - Juventus Salto 74-61
Oct. 14: Universitario S. - Wanderers 72-74

South

Oct. 14: Lavalleja - Albion 71-69

Regular Season: Round 9

Capital

Oct. 15: Defensor - Montevideo
Oct. 15: Hebraica - Larre Borges
Oct. 15: Un.Atletica - Welcome
Oct. 15: Bohemios - Nacional
Oct. 15: Tabare - Cordon
Oct. 17: Bigua - Aguada
Oct. 17: Trouville - Sayago
Oct. 17: Bohemios - Olimpia

South

Oct. 15: Lagomar - Flores Trinidad
Oct. 17: Plaza - Maldonado


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 30.9
 1. Keenan, Trouville30.9 
 2. Baxley, Defensor26.8 
 3. Garcia Moral., Agu.24.1 
 4. Taboada, Un.Atlet.21.9 
 5. Jeffries, Bigua21.6 
 6. Johnson, Bigua21.0 
 7. Ambres, Nacional20.3 
 8. Huggins, Bohemios20.2 
 9. Jennings, Cordon19.3 
 10. Trasante, Olimpia19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Nacional
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Martin, Nacional16.8 
 2. Faber, Welcome14.1 
 3. Balbuena, Un.Atlet.13.3 
 4. Passos, Hebraica13.1 
 5. Shellman, Sayago12.2 
 6. Blankson, Un.Atlet.10.9 
 7. Myles, Malvin10.3 
 8. Wilkerson, Tabare9.9 
 9. Hayes, Aguada9.4 
 10. Keenan, Trouville9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Bruno FITIPALDO
  Malvin
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 8
 1. Fitipaldo, Malvin8.0 
 2. Bavosi, Un.Atletica7.1 
 3. Barrera, Hebraica6.4 
 4. Cortizas, Welcome6.2 
 5. De Gouveia, Tabare5.9 
 6. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.5 
 7. Jeffries, Bigua5.4 
 8. Gonzalez, Aguada5.3 
 9. Aguiar, Hebraica5.1 
 10. Trasante, Olimpia5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mauricio TRASANTE
  Olimpia
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Trasante, Olimpia3.0 
 2. Barrera, Hebraica2.3 
 3. Jennings, Cordon2.3 
 4. Shellman, Sayago2.2 
 5. Delgado, Olimpia2.2 
 6. Chambers, Monte.2.1 
 7. Jeffries, Bigua2.1 
 8. Roselli, Larre Bor.2.0 
 9. Trelles, Bohemios2.0 
 10. Aguilera, Trouvil.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon ROGERS
  Un.Atletica
  (204-C-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Rogers, Un.Atletica2.9 
 2. Faber, Welcome2.1 
 3. Kanis, Trouville2.0 
 4. Johnson, Bigua1.7 
 5. Passos, Hebraica1.7 
 6. Wilkerson, Tabare1.6 
 7. Bravo, Defensor1.4 
 8. Cage, Tabare1.3 
 9. Shellman, Sayago1.3 
 10. January, Larre B.1.3 


South American League 2012: Regatas Corrientes won the opener in Brasilia - by Eurobasket News

Malvin -Regatas Corrientes 79:87

Regatas Corrientes won the opener in Brasilia at their South American League 2012. The team from Argentina beat the opponent from Uruguay 87:79.
Regatas Corrientes started the game with 24-19 and added 21-15 in the second frame. The teams disappeared in the changing rooms when the board showed 45:34. Regatas Corrientes continued their dominance and won the third period 24-23 for 12-point advantage after 3 quarters. Malvin managed to win the last stanza 22-18 and reduced to final 87:79 result.
Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) and Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Nicolas Romano (199-F/C-87) nailed 15, while Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) posted 12 and Nicolas Ferreyra (185-PG-85) had 11. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) finished the game with 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) delivered 17. Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) scored 15 and Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) added 12.
Tomorrow, Regatas will play Amistad Blacmar of Bolivia, while Malvin will have the difficult task of trying to defeat the hosts of Uniceub BRB.

Malvin: Bruno Fitipaldo 19, Alexander Galindo 17, Reque Newsome 15, Anthony Myles 12
Regatas Corrientes: Paolo Quinteros 16, Tony Washam 16, Nicolas Romano 15, Federico Kammerichs 12, Nicolas Ferreyra 11



Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League -9th round

Union Atletica 81 - Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) 30 points 9 rebounds, Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) 14 points 5 rebounds, Ryan Blankson (201-C-80, college: Loyola, IL) 13 points 15 rebounds, Jon Rogers (204-C-84, college: Valdosta St.) 6 points 3 rebounds
Welcome 67 - Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 28 points 5 rebounds, Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 8 points 10 rebounds
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Tabare 68 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 26 points 18 rebounds, Edward Cage (203-F-78, college: Bradley) 7 points 7 rebounds 3 blocks
Cordon 67 - Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, college: Gardner-Webb) 19 points 7 rebounds, Mike Davis (211-F/C-86, college: Seton Hall) 8 points 13 rebounds 3 blocks
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Defensor Sporting 92 - Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) 18 points 4 rebounds 4 assists, Jose Juan Bravo (202-C-86) 12 points 9 rebounds 3 assists
Montevideo 68 - Reggie Chambers (175-G, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) 1o points 2 rebounds 4 assists, Paul Crosby (203-C, college: Miss.Valley St.) 22 points 3 rebounds
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Hebraica 83 - Joaquin Izuibejeres (184-G-82) 17 points Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) 13 points 13 rebounds 5 blocks, Qarraan Calhoun (203-F-86, college: Houston) 6 points 6 rebounds
Larre Borges 60 - Gerald January (201-C-88, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: Montevallo) 16 points 7 rebounds, Ike Udanoh (203-C-89, college: Wayne St., MI) 14 points 9 rebounds
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Bohemios 69 - Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan) 19 points 7 rebounds,