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  ARGENTINA   



South American League 2012: Penarol hold off Hebraica - by Eurobasket News

Penarol - Hebraica 65:51

Penarol claimed the second consecutive win in Group C of South American League. The hosts prevailed against Hebraica Macabi in Mar del Plata. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Penarol.
The Argentinean side accumulated a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Penarol kept their opponents at distance throughout the second quarter. The hosts clinched a 35:22 halftime lead. Penarol protected their lead throughout a low-scoring third frame. They entered the final stanza up by 14 points. Hebraica failed to change the complexion of the game in the fourth period as Penarol rolled to the victory. Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) nailed 12 points, while Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) and Lisandro Rasio (197-F-90) contributed 9 points each in the victory. Joaquin Izuibejeres (184-G-82) answered with 13 points for Hebraica. Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 12 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Penarol: David Teague 16, Marcos Mata 12, Facundo Campazzo 9, Lisandro Rasio 9
Hebraica: Joaquin Izuibejeres 13, Hatila Passos 12+13 boards



9 de Julio tab Anthony Frazier - by Eurobasket News

9 de Julio bolstered their roster. They added Anthony Frazier (203-F-82, college: Cheyney) to the squad. The forward will replace Jazwin Cowan (210-C-83, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Hampton). Last season Anthony Frazier spent in ACPBL. He played for Palmieri Jeans Destroyers. The forward reached ACPBL Final. Previously Anthony Frazier had stints with The Destroyers, Harrisburg Horizon. The forward made it into All-EBA 1st Team in 2009.
9 de Julio experience a woeful start to the LigaA season. They are currently at 2-10 record in South Conference.



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 26: Basket Flames - Vienna Timb.
Oct. 27: Kos Celovec - Salzburg
Oct. 27: Dornbirn - Tirol
Oct. 27: Falcons - Mistelbach
Oct. 27: Mattersb.R. - Worthersee


Dragons lose Point Guard Nenad Milosevic - by Stefan Prager

The Chin Min Dragons UBC St. Polten lose their playmaker Nenad Milosevic (190-G-83) after just three games into the ABL season. Milosevic whose contract would've ended at the end of the season asked the club to terminate his contract. He's going back to Slovakia to play for Inter Bratislava where he came from in 2010. After a disappointing 2011/12 campaign where St. Poelten managed to win just two games out of 28 things seemed to get better in the off season. But the new formed Dragons lost their first three games of the season again. Milosevic appeared in two games this season averaging 14.5ppg along with 1.5apg while shooting nearly 55% from the field. He played a bit more than 32 minutes a game.
Furthermore the club parted ways with youngster Adam Hammerschmidt. Destinaton unknown until now.



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Oct. 23: Levski Sofia - Djuro Djakovic 77-73
Oct. 24: Mornar Bar - Galil Gilboa 49-80

B

Oct. 24: Kavala - OKK Beograd 81-76

Round 5

Oct. 24: Kozuv - Rilski Sportist 76-99

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Oct. 30: Djuro Djakovic - Mornar Bar
Oct. 30: Galil Gilboa - Kumanovo

B

Oct. 31: Teodo Tivat - OKK Beograd
Oct. 31: Kozuv - Kavala



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 24: Kalev/Cramo - Parnu 80-70
Oct. 29: Lietkabelis - TU/Rock
Oct. 29: Juventus - Valga
Oct. 30: Lietkabelis - Valga
Oct. 30: Rudupis - Sakalai
Oct. 30: Ventspils - Naglis Palangos
Oct. 30: Tarvas - Tln Kalev
Oct. 31: Juventus - TU/Rock


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrick LEONARD
  Juventus
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 20
 1. Leonard, Juventus20.0 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.8 
 3. Milaknis, Rudupis18.3 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.8 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons17.3 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas17.0 
 7. Orelikas, Rudupis16.8 
 8. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 9. Veselovs, Valmiera16.3 
 10. Akenparg, TTU16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.10.0 
 2. Arnold, TTU9.7 
 3. Chamberlain, Jelga.9.3 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.3 
 5. Timma, Ventspils8.8 
 6. Varnelis, Juventus8.7 
 7. Leonard, Juventus8.7 
 8. Gulbis, Barons k.8.3 
 9. Bishop, Nevezis7.7 
 10. Dimsa, TU/Rock7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.8 
 2. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.8 
 3. Silavs, Jelgava5.0 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.7 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.5 
 6. Artamonov, Siauliai4.3 
 7. Leonard, Juventus4.3 
 8. Krumins, Valmiera4.0 
 9. Oja, Valga4.0 
 10. Keedus, TTU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (189-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock3.5 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis3.0 
 3. Laane, Rapla3.0 
 4. Mockevicius, Nagli.3.0 
 5. Pilk, Tarvas2.7 
 6. Teel, Ventspils2.7 
 7. Chamberlain, Jelga.2.7 
 8. Mizis, Jelgava2.3 
 9. Saage, TU/Rock2.3 
 10. Petersonig, Valga2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Nevezis
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Silinskis, Nevezis2.7 
 2. Ramasauskas, Saka.2.3 
 3. Rozitis, Barons k.1.8 
 4. Chamberlain, Jelga.1.7 
 5. Dia, Siauliai1.5 
 6. Kiausas, Sakalai1.3 
 7. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 
 8. Galdikas, Siauliai1.0 
 9. Saks, Tarvas1.0 
 10. Matyukevych, Bar.1.0 



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  BELIZE   


COCABA U16 Championship: Costa Rica earn fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News

Costa Rica U16 - Belize U16 67:52

Costa Rica earned the fourth straight win at the COCABA U16 Championship. They knocked down Belize yesterday to remain undefeated in Honduras. Miguel Pearson (96) provided 21 points to lead the winners. Belize fell at 2-2 record after the loss.
Belize ensured the better start to the game. They accounted for a 14:13 lead at the first break. But Costa Rica shifted the gear in the second quarter. They unloaded 26 points in the second period and posted a 39:28 halftime lead. Belize reacted with a stifling defence in the third quarter. They got within 9 points at the final intermission. Costa Rica though appeared to be too tough nut to crack as they went on a 16:10 run in the fourth frame and secured the winning outcome at the end. Jose Fonseca provided 20 points and 6 assists for the winners. Shaquiel Crawford answered with 15 points for Belize. Vicente Avila had 10 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Costa Rica U16: Miguel Pearson 21, Jose Fonseca 20, Daniel Shedden 9, Marco Chacon 9
Belize U16: Shaquiel Crawford 15, Vicente Avila 10



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  BRAZIL   


South American League 2012: Flamengo cruise past Deportes Castro - by Eurobasket News

Flamengo - Deportes Castro 101:72

Flamengo clinched the second straight win in the South American League Group C. They knocked down Deportes Castro in Mar del Plata yesterday. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) came up with 25 points and 7 rebounds to pace the Rio de Janeiro team.
Flamengo jumped to a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. They increased the tempo in the second quarter. Flamengo erupted for 35 points in the second term. The Brazilian side accumulated a 54:33 halftime advantage. Flamengo kept Deportes Castro at bay throughout the third quarter. The Brazilian side ensured a 24-point buffer before the final frame. Flamengo did not loosen the grip in the fourth term clinching victory. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) scored 21 points, while Eduardo Machado (195-G-82) contributed 12 points for Flamengo. CamRon Clay (203-PF-82) and Gonzalo Velasquez (185-G-81) answered with 17 points each for Deportes Castro.

Flamengo: Olivinha Rodriguez 25, Marquinhos Vieira 21, Eduardo Machado 12
Deportes Castro: CamRon Clay 17, Gonzalo Velasquez 17



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  BULGARIA   


Balkan League: Rilski Sportist thump KK Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

KK Kozuv - Rislki Sportist 76:99

Rilski Sportist clinched the first win in the Balkan League season. They shot down KK Kozuv on the road. Rilski improved at 1-1 record and caught up with KK Kozuv in Group B ladder.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. KK Kozuv earned a narrow 22:21 lead ten minutes into the game. Rilski pulled ahead in the second frame. The visitors piled up a 6-point lead before KK Kozuv erased the deficit. The Macedonian team drew things level at 47 at the interval. Rilski Sportist pulled ahead for a narrow 66:62 lead at the final break. The visitors used a 9:2 run early in the final quarter to clear off. The Bulgarian team never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Terry Smith (185-PG-86, college: Mercyhurst) came up with 28 points for the winners. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 16 points for Rilski. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) and Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) provided 16 points apiece in the loss.

KK Kozuv: Slobodan Bozovic 16 Miladin Pekovic 16
Rilski Sportist: Terry Smith 28, Branko Mirkovic 16



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  CHILE   


South American League 2012: Flamengo cruise past Deportes Castro - by Eurobasket News

Flamengo - Deportes Castro 101:72

Flamengo clinched the second straight win in the South American League Group C. They knocked down Deportes Castro in Mar del Plata yesterday. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) came up with 25 points and 7 rebounds to pace the Rio de Janeiro team.
Flamengo jumped to a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. They increased the tempo in the second quarter. Flamengo erupted for 35 points in the second term. The Brazilian side accumulated a 54:33 halftime advantage. Flamengo kept Deportes Castro at bay throughout the third quarter. The Brazilian side ensured a 24-point buffer before the final frame. Flamengo did not loosen the grip in the fourth term clinching victory. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) scored 21 points, while Eduardo Machado (195-G-82) contributed 12 points for Flamengo. CamRon Clay (203-PF-82) and Gonzalo Velasquez (185-G-81) answered with 17 points each for Deportes Castro.

Flamengo: Olivinha Rodriguez 25, Marquinhos Vieira 21, Eduardo Machado 12
Deportes Castro: CamRon Clay 17, Gonzalo Velasquez 17



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  COSTA RICA   


COCABA U16 Championship: Costa Rica earn fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News

Costa Rica U16 - Belize U16 67:52

Costa Rica earned the fourth straight win at the COCABA U16 Championship. They knocked down Belize yesterday to remain undefeated in Honduras. Miguel Pearson (96) provided 21 points to lead the winners. Belize fell at 2-2 record after the loss.
Belize ensured the better start to the game. They accounted for a 14:13 lead at the first break. But Costa Rica shifted the gear in the second quarter. They unloaded 26 points in the second period and posted a 39:28 halftime lead. Belize reacted with a stifling defence in the third quarter. They got within 9 points at the final intermission. Costa Rica though appeared to be too tough nut to crack as they went on a 16:10 run in the fourth frame and secured the winning outcome at the end. Jose Fonseca provided 20 points and 6 assists for the winners. Shaquiel Crawford answered with 15 points for Belize. Vicente Avila had 10 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Costa Rica U16: Miguel Pearson 21, Jose Fonseca 20, Daniel Shedden 9, Marco Chacon 9
Belize U16: Shaquiel Crawford 15, Vicente Avila 10



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  CROATIA   

Standings - A2 League

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Center

Oct. 20: Maksimir - Mladost Z.(C) 91-44
Oct. 20: Hermes Anal. - Sanac Karl. 83-74
Oct. 23: Dubrava - Zrinjevac 75-71
Oct. 20: Samobor - Gorica 59-77

East

Oct. 20: Zupanja - Olimp Inspekt 88-70
Oct. 20: Vinkovci - Virovitica 88-58
Oct. 20: Belisce - Vrijednosnice 81-74
Oct. 20: Vukovar - Pozega 103-84

North

Oct. 20: Cakovec - Radnik 95-63
Oct. 20: Rudar-Cimper - Vindija V. 66-74
Oct. 20: Petar Zrinski - Graficar 57-88
Oct. 20: Ivancica - Mladost D.(N) 54-76
Oct. 20: Koprivnica - Podravac Virje 47-91
Oct. 20: Bjelovar - Medjimurje C. 104-97

South

Oct. 20: Jazine - Sukosan 87-91
Oct. 20: Solin - Trogir 87-79
Oct. 20: DOSK - Policnik 86-78
Oct. 20: Omis Galeb - GKK Sibenik 80-97
Oct. 20: Cetina - Puntamika 65-84
Oct. 20: Metkovic - Kastela 53-89

West

Oct. 20: Crikvenica - Stoja Pula 97-92
Oct. 20: Skrljevo - Rovinj 93-64
Oct. 20: Pula 1981 - Kastav 85-78
Oct. 20: Zamet - Ghia Staff 71-65

Regular Season: Round 3

Center

Oct. 27: Gorica - Kaptol
Oct. 27: Zrinjevac - Samobor
Oct. 27: Sanac Karl. - Dubrava
Oct. 27: Mladost Z.(C) - Hermes Anal.
Oct. 27: Sus.-Moslavina - Maksimir
Oct. 27: Bosco - Rudes

East

Oct. 27: Meteor D. - Zupanja
Oct. 27: Olimp Inspekt - Vinkovci
Oct. 27: Virovitica - Vukovar
Oct. 27: Pozega - Belisce

North

Oct. 27: Podravac Virje - Cakovec
Oct. 27: Mladost D.(N) - Koprivnica
Oct. 27: Graficar - Ivancica
Oct. 27: Vindija V. - Petar Zrinski
Oct. 27: Medjimurje C. - Rudar-Cimper
Oct. 27: Radnik - Bjelovar

South

Oct. 27: Sukosan - Metkovic
Oct. 27: GKK Sibenik - Jazine
Oct. 27: Policnik - Omis Galeb
Oct. 27: Puntamika - DOSK
Oct. 27: Trogir - Cetina
Oct. 27: Kastela - Solin

West

Oct. 27: Zamet - Skrljevo
Oct. 27: Ghia Staff - Ucka
Oct. 27: Kastav - Otocac
Oct. 27: Stoja Pula - Pula 1981
Oct. 27: Rovinj - Crikvenica


Osjecki Sokol signs former NBA player Bruno Sundov - by Dajana Karl

After Srdan Helbich's (205-F/C-76) retirement, KK Osjecki Sokol Osijek was in a long search for a proper replacement. They have announced signing Bruno Sundov (221-C-80, agency: Alti Sport), player with NBA experience. Sundov was a second-round draft pick of the Dallas Mavericks in the 1998 NBA Draft.

Previous season, Sundov spent in Bulgaria playing with Lukoil Academik Sofia averaging 7.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 8 games of EuroCup, while in 36 games of Bulgarian NBL he averaged 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds.

Head coach Zoran Helbich commented the signing: "Sundov came at the urging of our player, his friend Ivan Tomeljak (194-G-79) and will play with KK Osjecki Sokol Osijek until he gets a deal in some of the big-budget European clubs. He chose Osijek to stay in a good shape, because he needs, and how he said himself, good work and the rhythm of matches."

This Saturday KK Osjecki Sokol Osijek is hosting Prigorje Financije Krizevci at 7:00 p.m.




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 7-0 
 2. NH Ostrava 6-1 
 3. BC Kolin 5-2 
 4. USK Praha 4-3 
 5. BK Decin 3-2 
 6. BK Pardubice 3-2 
 7. Levice 3-3 
 8. B&W Opava 2-4 
 9. Chomutov 2-4 
 10. BK Prostejov 2-4 
 11. Svitavy 2-4 
 12. J.Hradec 1-6 
 13. Usti n/Labem 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 24: BK Decin - USK Praha 93-64
Oct. 24: BK Pardubice - BK Prostejov 91-92
Oct. 24: NH Ostrava - Svitavy 89-66
Oct. 24: Usti n/Labem - J.Hradec 81-71
Oct. 24: B&W Opava - BC Kolin 74-80
Oct. 24: Levice - CEZ Nymburk 52-85

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 27: Svitavy - BK Prostejov
Oct. 27: Chomutov - BK Pardubice
Oct. 26: CEZ Nymburk - B&W Opava
Oct. 27: USK Praha - Levice
Oct. 27: J.Hradec - BK Decin
Oct. 27: NH Ostrava - Usti n/Labem


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Meno, USK Praha20.9 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.9 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy19.3 
 4. Reese, Usti n.18.6 
 5. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.3 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava17.3 
 7. Kemp, Levice17.0 
 8. Pope, BK Decin16.6 
 9. Bosak, Chomutov16.3 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec10.0 
 2. Muirhead, BK Pardu.9.8 
 3. Blazek, B&W Opava9.8 
 4. Meno, USK Praha9.6 
 5. Tyrna, Usti n.8.5 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava8.3 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy8.0 
 8. Votroubek, USK P.7.4 
 9. Reese, Usti n.7.4 
 10. Pecka, Chomutov7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava7.3 
 2. Pavkovic, CEZ N.5.6 
 3. Kemp, Levice5.2 
 4. Pope, BK Decin4.8 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.4.6 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy4.5 
 7. Ames, NH Ostrava4.3 
 8. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.9 
 9. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.9 
 10. Carnecky, BK Pard.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava3.0 
 2. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.9 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.7 
 4. Nolen, Usti n.2.6 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy2.3 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.2.2 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.2.1 
 8. Glover, Chomutov2.0 
 9. Ames, NH Ostrava2.0 
 10. Mares, USK Praha2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.6 
 3. Slavik, USK Praha1.4 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.3 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.3 
 6. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.2 
 7. Votroubek, USK P.1.1 
 8. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 9. Nuhanovic, Levice0.8 
 10. Pelikan, NH Ostra.0.7 


Javier Gonzalez claims Czech Republic NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Rican Javier Gonzalez (182-PG-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for BC Kolin and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 23-year old playmaker had the game-high 21 points adding two rebounds and five assists for BC Kolin in his team's victory, helping them to beat B&W Opava (#8, 2-4) 80-74. BC Kolin is placed at 3rd position in Czech Republic NBL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. BC Kolin will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Gonzalez as usually he does not deliver so high stats. North Carolina State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gonzalez is in league's top in assists (9th best: 3.9apg) and averages solid 2.9spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American point guard Michael Deloach (183-PG-86) of Svitavy. Deloach impressed basketball fans with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Svitavy lost that game 66-89 to the higher-ranked NH Ostrava (#2, 6-1). This loss caused Svitavy to drop to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Deloach is a newcomer at Svitavy 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 19.3ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 8.0rpg and 4.5apg.

The third best performed player last round was Jan Tomanec (205-C-85) of J.Hradec (#12). Tomanec scored 22 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Tomanec's great performance J.Hradec lost 71-81 to Usti n/Labem (1-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. J.Hradec can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tomanec he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tomanec has individually a great season in Czech Republic. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.9ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 10.0rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Greene (203-F-89) of NH Ostrava - 24 points and 5 rebounds
5. Brad Reese (199-F-88) of Usti n/Labem - 26 points and 7 rebounds
6. Richard Field (196-F-85) of BC Kolin - 27 points and 5 rebounds
7. Ladislav Toth (196-F-83) of B&W Opava - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Patrick Pope (183-G-81) of BK Decin - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Travis Nelson (208-C-87) of BK Pardubice - 12 points and 9 rebounds
10. Peter Sedmak (207-C-85) of BK Decin - 21 points and 7 rebounds

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



NBL Round 7: USK Praha is upset by BK Decin - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game between third ranked USK Praha (4-3) and seventh ranked BK Decin (3-2) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. USK Praha was crushed by BK Decin in Decin 93-64. The game was mostly controlled by BK Decin. USK Praha managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Decin dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to USK Praha's 32. They outrebounded USK Praha 40-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. BK Decin looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by USK Praha's players. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian forward Admir Alic (197-84) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) produced 21 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Decin moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BK Pardubice. USK Praha at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. BK Decin is looking forward to face BK Lions Hradec (#12) in J.Hradec in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USK Praha will play at home against Levice (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
BK Usti nad Labem can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat BK Lions Hradec (1-6) 81-71. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. Albert Nolen contributed with 15 points, 6 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Center Jan Tomanec (205-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for BK Lions Hradec. BK Lions Hradec's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Usti nad Labem left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with J.Hradec. It was BK Lions Hradec's sixth loss in a row. BK Usti nad Labem will play against league's second-placed NH Ostrava on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Lions Hradec will play against BK Decin (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Undefeated leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Wednesday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Levice (3-3) 85-52. It was a great evening for Andrew Naymick who led his team to a victory scoring 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. At the losing side Robert Nuber responded with 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated CEZ Nymburk (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Loser Levice dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home B&W Opava (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Levice will play against USK Praha and hope to secure a win.
The game in Opava was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked BC Kolin (5-2) played at the court of 8th ranked B&W Opava (2-4). BC Kolin managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74. It was an exceptional evening for Richard Field who led the winners and scored 27 points and 5 rebounds. B&W Opava's coach Petr Czudek tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for BC Kolin. They moved-up to third place. B&W Opava at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. BC Kolin will have a break next round. B&W Opava will play on the road against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1).
Important game to mention about took place in Pardubice. Eleventh ranked BK Prostejov (2-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging higher ranked BK Pardubice (3-2) 92-91 on Wednesday evening. Pavel Slezak fired 22 points for the winners. BK Pardubice's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. BK Prostejov moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BK Pardubice keeps the fifth position with two games lost. BK Prostejov will face Basketbal Svitavy (#11) on the road in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against Levharti Chomutov (#9).

In the last game of round 7 Svitavy was crushed by NH Ostrava in a road game 89-66.
The best stats of 7th round was 20 points and 8 rebounds by Michael Deloach of Svitavy.


BK Pardubice - BK Prostejov 91-92

Important game to mention about took place in Pardubice. Eleventh ranked BK Prostejov (2-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging higher ranked BK Pardubice (3-2) 92-91 on Wednesday evening. BK Pardubice was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 20-18 charge of BK Prostejov, which allowed them to win the game. International guard Pavel Slezak (186-84) fired 22 points for the winners. American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. International forward Petr Bohacik (205-85) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and international point guard Michal Carnecky (184-85) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BK Pardubice's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. BK Prostejov moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BK Pardubice keeps the fifth position with two games lost. BK Prostejov will face Basketbal Svitavy (#11) on the road in the next round. BK Pardubice will play against Levharti Chomutov (#9).
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: P.Slezak 22+2reb, A.Dufault 18+5reb, K.Svrdlik 14+4reb+2ast, O.Kohout 13+5reb+2ast, D.Pandula 7+7reb+4ast, R.Marko 7+3ast
BK Pardubice: P.Bohacik 22+6reb+3ast, E.Zabas 16+1reb+3ast, M.Carnecky 15+4reb+6ast, T.Nelson 12+9reb, L.Kotas 8+2reb+1ast, Z.Pospisil 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 182972


B&W Opava - BC Kolin 74-80

The game in Opava was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked BC Kolin (5-2) played at the court of 8th ranked B&W Opava (2-4). BC Kolin managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74. The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 6-point deficit before their 22-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. BC Kolin forced 22 B&W Opava turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) who led the winners and scored 27 points and 5 rebounds. Puerto Rican point guard Javier Gonzalez (182-89, college: N.Carolina St.) accounted for 21 points, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winning side. Forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) came up with 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for B&W Opava in the defeat. B&W Opava's coach Petr Czudek tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for BC Kolin. They moved-up to third place. B&W Opava at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. BC Kolin will have a break next round. B&W Opava will play on the road against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1).
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: R.Field 27+5reb, J.Gonzalez 21+2reb+5ast, J.Jelinek 15+6reb, D.Bolds 9+5reb+7ast, S.Zuzak 2+3reb+1ast, D.Radulovic 2+4reb+1ast
B&W Opava: L.Toth 20+8reb+2ast, J.Dihel 12+4reb, P.Dokoupil 11+5ast, M.Miklosik 9+7reb, J.Blazek 8+9reb+6ast, M.Gerych 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 182971


Levice - CEZ Nymburk 52-85

Undefeated leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Wednesday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Levice (3-3) 85-52. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. CEZ Nymburk outrebounded Levice 42-31 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Levice's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CEZ Nymburk made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American center Andrew Naymick (209-85, agency: Warren Sports International) who led his team to a victory scoring 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. The former international forward Radek Necas (205-80) helped adding 11 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Robert Nuber (188-83) responded with 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Slovenian forward Sinisa Bilic (201-89) scored 12 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk (7-0) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 7 victories in a row. Loser Levice dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home B&W Opava (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Levice will play against USK Praha and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: V.Hruban 11+3reb+3ast, J.Welsch 11+2reb+2ast, R.Necas 11+5reb+2ast, L.Palyza 11+1reb+1ast, A.Naymick 9+9reb+1ast, P.Houska 8+6reb+1ast
Levice: R.Nuber 14+3reb, S.Bilic 12+4reb, S.Nuhanovic 7+7reb, T.Gottselig 7+4reb, J.Simmons 4+5reb, F.Lehman 3+1ast
gschID: 182970


BK Decin - USK Praha 93-64

The game between third ranked USK Praha (4-3) and seventh ranked BK Decin (3-2) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. USK Praha was crushed by BK Decin in Decin 93-64. The game was mostly controlled by BK Decin. USK Praha managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Decin dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to USK Praha's 32. They outrebounded USK Praha 40-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. BK Decin looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by USK Praha's players. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian forward Admir Alic (197-84) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) produced 21 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Michal Sotnar (189-92) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Decin moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BK Pardubice. USK Praha at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. BK Decin is looking forward to face BK Lions Hradec (#12) in J.Hradec in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USK Praha will play at home against Levice (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Sedmak 21+7reb+1ast, A.Alic 16+4reb+6ast, P.Pope 12+2reb+7ast, L.Stria 9+3reb+3ast, M.Soukup 8+9reb+1ast, J.Jiricek 8+6reb
USK Praha: B.Meno 21+8reb, M.Mares 13+2reb, M.Sotnar 10+6reb+1ast, M.Vocetka 8+1reb, L.Festr 5+1reb+4ast, S.Votroubek 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 182969


Usti n/Labem - J.Hradec 81-71

BK Usti nad Labem can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat BK Lions Hradec (1-6) 81-71. Strangely BK Lions Hradec outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 42-30 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. BK Lions Hradec was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Albert Nolen (185-89, college: Minnesota) contributed with 15 points, 6 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Reese is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. Center Jan Tomanec (205-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and Jan Pavlik (186-78, agency: Court Side) added 13 points in the effort for BK Lions Hradec. BK Lions Hradec's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Usti nad Labem left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with J.Hradec. It was BK Lions Hradec's sixth loss in a row. BK Usti nad Labem will play against league's second-placed NH Ostrava on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Lions Hradec will play against BK Decin (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: B.Reese 26+7reb, A.Nolen 15+3reb+6ast, L.Horak 11+3reb+2ast, A.Pistecky 10+4reb+3ast, J.Krakovic 10+2reb+3ast, T.Hruby 7+5reb
J.Hradec: J.Tomanec 22+11reb+1ast, J.Pavlik 13+4reb+3ast, R.Zachrla 9+3reb, J.Kysela 7+2reb+1ast, T.Voslajer 6+4reb, M.Frohde 4+5reb
gschID: 182968


NH Ostrava - Svitavy 89-66

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (2-4) was crushed on the road by second ranked NH Ostrava (6-1) 89-66 on Wednesday. The game without a history. NH Ostrava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. NH Ostrava outrebounded Basketbal Svitavy 34-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. American forward Justin Greene (203-89, college: Kent St.) fired 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for NH Ostrava. They maintain second place with 6-1 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk. Loser Basketbal Svitavy dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. NH Ostrava will face bottom-ranked BK Usti nad Labem (#13) at home in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Prostejov (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Greene 24+5reb+1ast, A.Ciz 14+2reb+7ast, R.Ames 13+6reb+4ast, J.Wilson 10+7reb+1ast, F.Zbranek 9+2ast, J.Stehlik 6+6reb
Svitavy: M.Deloach 20+8reb+3ast, J.Sedlak 12+2reb, P.Mroz 10+5reb, T.Teply 9+1reb+1ast, T.Macela 6, L.Moravec 3+3reb+4ast
gschID: 182967



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 7-0 
 2. Svendborg 7-0 
 3. Horsens IC 5-2 
 4. SISU 5-2 
 5. Naestved 4-4 
 6. Aarhus BC 3-4 
 7. Horsholm 2-5 
 8. Randers 1-5 
 9. Vaerlose 1-6 
 10. Aalborg 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 20: Aalborg - SISU 77-87
Oct. 20: Naestved - Svendborg 75-80
Oct. 24: Naestved - Vaerlose 75-70
Oct. 20: Horsholm - Horsens IC 70-96
Oct. 21: Vaerlose - Bakken 69-87

Regular Season: Round 9

Oct. 27: Randers - Aalborg
Oct. 27: Svendborg - Horsholm
Oct. 28: SISU - Aarhus BC
Oct. 28: Horsens IC - Bakken


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Chad TOMKO
  Bakken
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Tomko, Bakken23.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.23.0 
 3. Ocana, Randers22.5 
 4. Willen, Aalborg21.9 
 5. Delaney, Aalborg19.9 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC19.7 
 7. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 8. Thomann, Horse.19.1 
 9. Kovacs, Horsholm19.0 
 10. Dennis, SISU19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randy DEZOUVRE
  Aarhus BC
  (195-F/G-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.9 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.3 
 3. Sorensen, Aalborg8.9 
 4. Walker, Naestved8.9 
 5. Thomann, Horse.8.3 
 6. Moritz, SISU8.3 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC8.1 
 8. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 9. Willen, Aalborg7.6 
 10. Hesseldal, Horsho.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.9 
 2. Nielsen, SISU6.1 
 3. Murphy, Naestved5.3 
 4. Ortega, Randers5.0 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg4.7 
 6. Dennis, SISU4.4 
 7. Plannthin, Svend.4.4 
 8. Tomko, Bakken4.0 
 9. Mariegaard, Svend.4.0 
 10. Hansen, Horsholm3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC4.0 
 2. Ortega, Randers2.7 
 3. Tomko, Bakken2.6 
 4. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 5. Walker, Naestved2.1 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Varga, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken1.9 
 9. Murphy, Naestved1.8 
 10. Delk, Vaerlose1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Washington, Svend.2.4 
 2. Thomann, Horse.1.3 
 3. Smith, SISU1.0 
 4. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.0 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.0 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 
 7. Frandsen, Naestved0.8 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.7 
 9. Ocana, Randers0.7 
 10. Jensen, Vaerlose0.7 


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 24: BMS Skovlunde - Falcon 48-55
Oct. 27: Glostrup - Haderslev
Oct. 27: ALBA - Amager BK
Oct. 27: Koge BK - Lemvig
Oct. 28: Jonstrup - Stevnsgade
Oct. 29: Virum - Aarhus BF


Danish Ligaen round 8 best performance: Darko Jukic - by Eurobasket News

International guard Darko Jukic (198-G-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Horsens IC, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, eight rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Horsholm (#7, 2-5) with 26-point margin 96-70. Horsens IC maintains the 3rd position in Danish Ligaen. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Horsens IC will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. In the team's last game Jukic had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Horsens IC's top player in his first season with the team. Darko Jukic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.7ppg), rebounds (7th best: 8.1rpg) and averages impressive 57.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Caleb Walker (193-G-89) of Naestved. Walker had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Naestved lost that game 75-80 to league's leader Svendborg (#2, 7-0). Naestved managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Walker is a newcomer at Naestved, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Rasmus Norgaard (205-C/F-90) of Vaerlose (#9). Norgaard scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Norgaard's great performance Vaerlose lost 69-87 to the league's current leader Bakken (#1, 7-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Vaerlose can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Norgaard he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Norgaard has a very solid season. In 7 games in Denmark he scored 6.9ppg. He also has 6.3rpg and FGP: 51.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Attila Kovacs (203-F-85) of Horsholm - 26 points and 6 rebounds
6. Gregory Washington (208-C/F-84) of Svendborg - 20 points and 7 rebounds
7. Keane Thomann (211-C-89) of Horsens IC - 18 points and 9 rebounds
8. Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) of Svendborg - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78) of SISU - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Frederik Rungby (199-F-93) of Horsens IC - 21 points, 8 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)



Ligaen Round 8: Winless Aalborg loses another game - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked Aalborg (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked SISU (5-2) 87-77 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Aalborg managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists and the other American import center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. SISU's coach Almir Zeco used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Soren Sorensen (196-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. SISU moved-up to third place, which they share with Horsens IC. Aalborg at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. SISU is looking forward to face Aarhus BC (#6) at home in the next round. Aalborg will play against Randers (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Horsholm supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Horsens IC (5-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Horsholm (2-5). Horsens IC smashed Horsholm 96-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Horsholm. The winners were led by international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) who scored that evening 23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and Skyler Bowlin supported him with 24 points and 6 assists. Even 26 points and 6 rebounds by Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) did not help to save the game for Horsholm. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Horsens IC have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Bakken, which they share with SISU. Horsholm at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. Horsens IC will play against league's leader Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Horsholm will play on the road against the league's second-placed Svendborg (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Naestved was also quite interesting. Top-ranked Svendborg (7-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Naestved (4-4). Svendborg managed to secure a 5-point victory 80-75 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Donald Rutherford who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. Caleb Walker produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Svendborg have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bakken. Naestved lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with four games lost. Svendborg will meet at home Horsholm (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Naestved will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 8 Vaerlose lost to Naestved on the opponent's court 70-75. Vaerlose lost to defending champion Bakken in a home game 69-87.


Naestved - Vaerlose 75-70

Very expected game when 9th ranked Vaerlose (1-6) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Naestved (4-4) 75-70 on Wednesday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The game without a history. Naestved led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import power forward Joe Benjamin (200-83, college: W.Virginia St.) chipped in 15 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds and Icelandic Axel Karason (194-83) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Four Vaerlose players scored in double figures. Vaerlose's coach Thomas Silfen rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naestved maintains fifth position with 4-4 record. Vaerlose lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: R.Delk 21+5reb+2ast, A.Karason 17+4reb+2ast, R.Norgaard 12+8reb+3ast, P.Moller 10+5reb+2ast, J.Jensen 4+1ast, J.Baker 4+5reb
Naestved: C.Walker 16+12reb+4ast, N.Brasas 16+5reb+1ast, J.Benjamin 15+4reb+3ast, M.Frandsen 9+7reb+1ast, D.Crowell 8+4reb+4ast, A.Murphy 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 195253


Vaerlose - Bakken 69-87

Very predictable result when top-ranked Bakken (7-0) defeated on the road 9th ranked Vaerlose (1-6) 87-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Vaerlose managed to win fourth quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while Vaerlose only scored eight points from the stripe. Strangely Vaerlose outrebounded Bakken 45-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) who scored 23 points. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. Power forward Rasmus Norgaard (205-90) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Icelandic Axel Karason (194-83) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bakken have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Svendborg. Vaerlose lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with six games lost. Bakken will meet Horsens IC (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vaerlose will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: R.Norgaard 20+12reb+2ast, P.Moller 12+3reb+3ast, R.Delk 10+2reb+2ast, A.Karason 9+10reb, J.Baker 8+8reb+2ast, D.Knudsen 4+4reb+2ast
Bakken: C.Tomko 23+3reb+1ast, O.Chin 17+4reb+1ast, N.Iversen 15+5reb+2ast, C.Christoffersen 11+8reb, M.Sahlertz 6+1reb, J.Jensen 5+2ast
gschID: 195252


Horsholm - Horsens IC 70-96

The game in Horsholm supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Horsens IC (5-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Horsholm (2-5). Horsens IC smashed Horsholm 96-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Horsholm. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. Horsholm was better in fourth quarter 27-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsens IC forced 19 Horsholm turnovers. The winners were led by international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) who scored that evening 23 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) supported him with 24 points and 6 assists. Four Horsens IC players scored in double figures. Even 26 points and 6 rebounds by Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) did not help to save the game for Horsholm. Forward Zarko Jukic (200-93) added 8 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Horsens IC have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 5-2 record having just two points less than leader Bakken, which they share with SISU. Horsholm at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. Horsens IC will play against league's leader Bakken in Aarhus in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Horsholm will play on the road against the league's second-placed Svendborg (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: A.Kovacs 26+6reb+1ast, R.Fields 9+3reb+1ast, Z.Jukic 8+11reb+2ast, C.Hesseldal 7+6reb+3ast, N.Piechnik 5+2reb, R.Hansen 4
Horsens IC: S.Bowlin 24+3reb+6ast, D.Jukic 23+8reb+5ast, F.Rungby 21+8reb+2ast, K.Thomann 18+9reb, M.Jorgensen 5+1reb, D.Friedrich 5+3reb
gschID: 195251


Aalborg - SISU 77-87

Bottom-ranked Aalborg (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked SISU (5-2) 87-77 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Aalborg managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 assists and the other American import center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. SISU's coach Almir Zeco used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Power forward Soren Sorensen (196-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and American power forward Ryan Willen (204-89, college: Lafayette) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four SISU and five Aalborg players scored in double figures. SISU moved-up to third place, which they share with Horsens IC. Aalborg at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. SISU is looking forward to face Aarhus BC (#6) at home in the next round. Aalborg will play against Randers (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Aalborg: R.Willen 19+5reb+1ast, R.Delaney 19+3reb+2ast, M.Rasmussen 13+3reb+1ast, S.Sorensen 10+12reb+3ast, N.Andreasen 10+4reb+2ast, B.Soerensen 4
SISU: M.Dennis 21+3reb+4ast, Z.Moritz 17+7reb+1ast, M.Flowers 17+5reb+1ast, D.Smith 10+4reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 7+1reb+8ast, M.Lisby 5+3reb
gschID: 195250


Naestved - Svendborg 75-80

The game in Naestved was also quite interesting. Top-ranked Svendborg (7-0) played at the court of 5th ranked Naestved (4-4). Svendborg managed to secure a 5-point victory 80-75 on Saturday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Svendborg made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and Canadian guard Alexander Murphy (183-88) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Svendborg have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Bakken. Naestved lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with four games lost. Svendborg will meet at home Horsholm (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Naestved will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Naestved: C.Walker 21+11reb+3ast, J.Benjamin 13+5reb+2ast, N.Brasas 11+7reb, A.Murphy 11+4reb+5ast, M.Frandsen 9+6reb+1ast, S.Mjos 8+4reb+1ast
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 20+7reb+3ast, G.Washington 20+7reb, A.Darboe 15+1reb+5ast, M.Plannthin 11+3reb+5ast, C.Magaard 9+3reb, M.Mariegaard 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 195249



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Latinbasket.com All-Dominican Rep. LNB Awards 2012 - by Eurobasket Center

All-Dominican Rep. LNB 1st Team 2012
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Mario West
West
Juan Coronado
Coronado
Larry Ayuso
Ayuso
Ollie Bailey
Bailey
Jack Michael Martinez
Martinez
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Finals MVP: Mario West (195-G-84) of Caneros
Player of the Year: Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81) of Guaros
Guard of the Year: Juan Coronado (193-G-83) of Reales
Forward of the Year: Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81) of Guaros
Center of the Year: Latavious Williams (202-F-91) of Metros
Domestic player of the Year: Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81) of Guaros
Import player of the Year: Ollie Bailey (201-F-85) of Indios SF
Coach of the Year: Phil Hubbard of Caneros

1st Team
G: Juan Coronado (193-83) of Reales
G: Larry Ayuso (190-77) of Huracanes
F: Ollie Bailey (201-85) of Indios SF
F: Jack Michael Martinez (201-81) of Guaros
F: Latavious Williams (202-91) of Metros

2nd Team
G: Kelvin Pena (193-80) of Huracanes
G: Curtis Stinson (191-83) of Caneros
G: Darius Adams (182-89) of Reales
F/C: Robert Glenn (201-89) of Indios SF
C: Kentrell Gransberry (206-85) of Leones SD

Honorable Mention
Gerardo Suero (193-G-89) of Titanes
Edward Santana (203-F-80) of Caneros
Shaun Pruitt (208-C-85) of Titanes
Carlos Morban (187-G-82) of Huracanes
Courtney Fells (198-SF-86) of Metros
Andrew Feeley (206-F/C-83) of Reales



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COCABA U16 Championship: El Salvador register win over Panama - by Eurobasket News

El Salvador U16 - Panama U16 59:52 (OT)

El Salvador ensured the third victory at the COCABA U16 Championship in Honduras. They prevailed against Panama for 3-1 record in the ladder. Leonardo Hernandez netted 20 points for El Salvador. Panama slipped at 2-2 record after the loss.
Panama jumped in front in the opening quarter. They accumulated an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. El Salvador stiffened their defence and cut the deficit at 4-point mark 24:28 at halftime. El Salvador erased the deficit in the third term. Moreover they surged ahead for a 41:36 advantage. But Panama refused to surrender. They went on a 12:7 run and forced overtime. El Salvador limited Panama to 4 points in the extra period to escape with a narrow win at the end. Luis Escoto (F-96) had 13 points and 6 boards, while Rene Alas added 7 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Luis Henriquez (195-F-96) answered with game-high 26 points and 19 rebounds for Panama. Khalil Balmaceda (188-G-97) netted 11 points in the losing case.

El Salvador U16: Leonardo Hernandez 20, Luis Escoto 13, Rene Alas 7+11 boards
Panama U16: Luis Henriquez 26+19 boards, Khalil Balmaceda 11



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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 4-0 
 2. Valga 3-1 
 3. Tarvas 2-1 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 1-0 
 5. Hito/Johvi 1-2 
 6. Parnu 1-2 
 7. TTU 1-2 
 8. Rapla 0-2 
 9. Tln Kalev 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 24: TU/Rock - Tln Kalev 96-54
Oct. 23: Valga - Hito/Johvi 87-65
Oct. 20: Rapla - Valga 66-67
Oct. 21: Parnu - TU/Rock 50-80

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 26: TU/Rock - Kalev/Cramo
Oct. 26: Tarvas - Valga
Oct. 27: Rapla - TTU
Oct. 31: Parnu - Rapla


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev18.7 
 2. Laksa, Tarvas18.3 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas18.0 
 4. Keedus, TTU16.7 
 5. Umbrasko, Tarvas16.3 
 6. Oja, Valga16.3 
 7. Arnold, TTU15.7 
 8. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.7 
 9. Akenparg, TTU14.3 
 10. Ingram, TU/Rock14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu16.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev11.0 
 3. Grim, Valga10.0 
 4. Arnold, TTU9.3 
 5. Umbrasko, Tarvas8.3 
 6. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.0 
 7. Cunda, Valga7.8 
 8. Keedus, TTU7.7 
 9. Lindmets, Tarvas7.0 
 10. Peciukeviciu., Pa.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Valga
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Cunda, Valga5.8 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock5.5 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.3 
 4. Keedus, TTU4.3 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.3 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.3 
 8. Matulionis, Parnu2.7 
 9. Saage, TU/Rock2.5 
 10. Pilk, Tarvas2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 2. Saage, TU/Rock2.5 
 3. Ingram, TU/Rock2.3 
 4. Laksa, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Akenparg, TTU2.0 
 6. Lindmets, Tarvas2.0 
 7. Matulionis, Parnu1.7 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.7 
 9. Leppik, TU/Rock1.5 
 10. Cunda, Valga1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Morgan GRIM
  Valga
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Grim, Valga1.5 
 2. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 3. Makke, TTU1.0 
 4. Laksa, Tarvas1.0 
 5. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 6. Keres, TTU0.7 
 7. Uuekula, Hito/Johvi0.7 
 8. Grafs, Valga0.7 
 9. Saks, Tarvas0.7 
 10. Kitsing, Parnu0.7 


Siim-Sander Vene selected the top Estonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Siim-Sander Vene
Siim-Sander Vene
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Siim-Sander Vene (203-90, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Baltic League). He led his Lithuanian team Rudupis to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Tln Kalev crushing them 101-53 in the Baltic League in Saturday night's game. Vene scored 11 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. Rudupis Prienu (5-0) is placed first in group C. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. This year Vene averages: 8.0ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 46.7% and FT: 42.9% in the five games he played so far. He played for the Estonian senior national team years ago.

Reinar Hallik
Reinar Hallik
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Reinar Hallik (208-84, currently plays in Romania). Hallik led U-Mobitelco to a victory against the closely-ranked Timisoara (4-0) 89-79 in the Romanian Division A last Sunday. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (4-0) is placed second in the Division A. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Hallik's first year with the team. Hallik's overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2FGP: 36.4%, 3FGP: 38.5%. He played for the Estonian national team in 2012.

Kristjan Kangur
Kristjan Kangur
   #3. The Estonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Kristjan Kangur (201-82, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Italy. Kangur could not help Montepaschi Siena (0-0) to beat Maccabi T-A (2-0). He scored 9 points in 20 minutes. But the sixth-placed Montepaschi Siena was edged 70-68 on the road by the leading Maccabi T-A in the group B of Euroleague. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Kangur's first year with the team. Kangur has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg in the two games. He played for the Estonian national team years ago.

Sten-Timmu Sokk
Sten-Timmu Sokk
   #4. Point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-89, currently plays in Georgia) was the major contributor in Olimpi's victory against the ninth-ranked Sokhumi 97-78 in a derby game in the Georgian Superleague in Saturday night's game. Sokk recorded 11 points and added 7 assists. It was his first game for Olimpi this season. His team is placed fourth in the Superleague. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Sokk is currently fifth on the list of best passers. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Estonian. Despite Sokk played previously for the Greek national team, he is currently in the Estonian national team roster.

Viljar Veski
Viljar Veski
   #5. Former international center Viljar Veski (215-86, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Palma (14-4) in their game against Clinicas Rincon (1-0) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Veski scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. The league leader Palma lost 69-75 at home to the lower-ranked (#5) Clinicas Rincon. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Veski's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 4.5rpg in the two games. Veski used to play for the Estonian national team two years ago.

Joonas Vaino
Joonas Vaino
   #6. Power forward Joonas Vaino (204-92, currently plays in Finland) managed to help Namika Lahti to win against Forssan Koripojat crushing them 94-67 in the Finnish Korisliiga on Friday night. He scored only 4 points. Namika Lahti (2-0) is placed seventh in the Korisliiga. . Vaino's overall stats this season are: 1.8ppg and 1.8rpg. He is U20 international player as he played for the Estonian team years ago.

Kent-Kaarel Vene
Kent-Kaarel Vene
   #7. U18 international shooting guard Kent-Kaarel Vene (192-94, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to Zalgiris-Sabonio's victory against the 12th-ranked Perlas-MRU (2-0) 87-75 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) in Saturday night's game. Vene scored only 3 points in 1 minutes on the court. Zalgiris-Sabonio krepsinio centras (4-0) is placed seventh in the NKL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . This year Vene averages just 0.8ppg in the four games. He used to play for the Estonian U18 national team earlier this year.

Other top Estonian players, who play abroad:

Janar Talts (207-PF-83) plays for Cimberio Varese in Italian SerieA
Reimo Pahn (202-F-87) plays for Kerava Energia Team in Finnish 1st Division
Sven Kaldre (197-G/F-91) plays for Bodfeld Baskets in German Regionalliga
Maert Tralla (177-PG-87) plays for Bodfeld Baskets in German Regionalliga
Madis Shumanov (207-C-88) plays for Bodfeld Baskets in German Regionalliga



KML Round 3: Valga edges Rapla by one point - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 3 in the KML took place in Rapla. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Rapla (0-2) to third ranked Valga (3-1) 67-66 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 21-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Valga made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Valga outrebounded Rapla 41-21 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was guard Timo Oja (187-G-87) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in 10 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Andre Parn (202-77) who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Rapla at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Valga are looking forward to face BC Rakvere (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rapla will play against KK Parnu (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Undefeated leader TU/Rock delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Tln Kalev (0-3) 96-54 in Tartu. It was a good game for Russian center Ivan Nelyubov (207-88) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Justin Ingram contributed with 9 points and 9 assists for the winners. American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) answered with 11 points and 6 assists for Tln Kalev. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TU/Rock have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Tln Kalev at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. TU/Rock will play against Kalev/Cramo (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. Tln Kalev will have a break next round.
Undefeated leader TU/Rock recorded the fourth consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked KK Parnu (1-2) 80-50. It was a great evening for Timo Eichfuss who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Rain Raadik with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TU/Rock have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Loser KK Parnu dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Hito/Johvi and TTU. TU/Rock will meet at home Kalev/Cramo (#4) in the next round. KK Parnu will play against Rapla.

In the last game of round 3 Hito/Johvi was crushed by Valga in a road game 87-65.


TU/Rock - Tln Kalev 96-54

Undefeated leader TU/Rock delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Tln Kalev (0-3) 96-54 in Tartu. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tln Kalev to just 7 points in first quarter. TU/Rock shot 22 for 31 from the free-throw line, while Tln Kalev only scored two points from the stripe. TU/Rock forced 21 Tln Kalev turnovers. Tln Kalev was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Russian center Ivan Nelyubov (207-88) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 5 rebounds. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) contributed with 9 points and 9 assists for the winners. American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) answered with 11 points and 6 assists and guard Raido Roos (187-84) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tln Kalev. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. TU/Rock have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Tln Kalev at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. TU/Rock will play against Kalev/Cramo (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. Tln Kalev will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: M.Campbell 11+4reb+6ast, I.Okoye 9+6reb+1ast, R.Roos 8+7reb+1ast, J.Douglas 8+7reb, E.Luts 7+3reb, M.Paiste 6+1reb+1ast
TU/Rock: I.Nelyubov 16+5reb, K.Saage 11+1reb+1ast, T.Eichfuss 10+5reb, V.Allingu 9+4reb, J.Ingram 9+3reb+9ast, T.Kurbas 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 201673


Valga - Hito/Johvi 87-65

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-2) was crushed on the road by third ranked Valga (3-1) 87-65 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Valga. Hito/Johvi managed to win fourth quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Valga outrebounded Hito/Johvi 51-33 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side) helped adding 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Valga players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was point guard Sander Saare (182-94) with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Markus Laanemets (194-92) scored 14 points. Hito/Johvi's coach Priit Sternhof gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valga have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Hito/Johvi keeps the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Parnu and TTU. Valga will meet BC Rakvere (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hito/Johvi will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: S.Saare 19+5reb+4ast, M.Laanemets 14+4reb+1ast, M.Kirsimaa 10+2reb, M.Tali 6+1reb, A.Lehismets 5+1ast, A.Anijarv 4+2reb+1ast
Valga: V.Vares 20+6reb+2ast, E.Cunda 14+5reb+7ast, J.Jarvelainen 14+6reb+1ast, R.Grafs 12+7reb+1ast, T.Leok 8+5reb+4ast, R.Petersonig 7+1reb
gschID: 201672


Parnu - TU/Rock 50-80

Undefeated leader TU/Rock recorded the fourth consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked KK Parnu (1-2) 80-50. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-50. TU/Rock held KK Parnu to an opponent 24.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.4 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. TU/Rock forced 19 KK Parnu turnovers. It was a great evening for international forward Timo Eichfuss (200-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Justin Ingram (188-85, college: Toledo, agency: Two Points) helped adding 17 points. The best for the losing side was international center Rain Raadik (208-89) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TU/Rock have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Loser KK Parnu dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Hito/Johvi and TTU. TU/Rock will meet at home Kalev/Cramo (#4) in the next round. KK Parnu will play against Rapla.
Top scorers:
Parnu: O.Matulionis 12+2reb, R.Raadik 10+14reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 9+7reb+4ast, K.Evart 5+4reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 4+4reb+1ast, O.Siigur 3+2reb
TU/Rock: T.Eichfuss 17+8reb, J.Ingram 17+3reb+1ast, S.Leppik 12+2reb+5ast, E.Dimsa 8+4reb, K.Saage 8+1reb+5ast, I.Nelyubov 6+4reb
gschID: 201671


Rapla - Valga 66-67

The most exciting game of round 3 in the KML took place in Rapla. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Rapla (0-2) to third ranked Valga (3-1) 67-66 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 21-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Valga made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Valga outrebounded Rapla 41-21 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was guard Timo Oja (187-87) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Andre Parn (202-77) who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) added 12 points respectively. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Rapla at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Valga are looking forward to face BC Rakvere (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rapla will play against KK Parnu (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Rapla: A.Parn 19+5reb, R.Ringmets 12+4reb+1ast, I.Kajupank 8+2reb+2ast, R.Laane 8+1reb+3ast, K.Voolaid 6+1reb, H.Ruut 5+3reb
Valga: T.Oja 26+6reb+2ast, M.Grim 10+8reb, E.Cunda 10+12reb+6ast, R.Grafs 8+5reb, J.Jarvelainen 7+5reb+1ast, V.Vares 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 201670



Timo Oja claims Estonian KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Timo Oja (187-G-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Valga and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding six rebounds and two assists for Valga in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Rapla (#8, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 67-66. Valga is placed at 2nd position in Estonian KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Valga will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Oja had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Valga's top player in his first season with the team. Oja has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.3ppg) and averages solid 57.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old international forward Timo Eichfuss (200-F-88) of league's best team TU/Rock. Eichfuss impressed basketball fans with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Of course he lead TU/Rock to another comfortable win outscoring Parnu (1-2) 80-50. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Eichfuss is one of the most experienced players at TU/Rock and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Valga's star - former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-F/G-81). Vares scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was another key player of Valga, helping his team with a 87-65 easy win against Hito/Johvi (#5, 1-2). Valga needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Vares has a very solid season. In 4 games in Estonia he scored 12.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) of TU/Rock - 16 points and 5 rebounds
5. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu - 10 points and 14 rebounds
6. Edgars Cunda (195-G-84) of Valga - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Andre Parn (202-F-77) of Rapla - 19 points and 5 rebounds
8. Sander Saare (182-PG-94) of Hito/Johvi - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Morgan Grim (203-F-88) of Valga - 6 points and 16 rebounds
10. Edgars Cunda (195-G-84) of Valga - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Top former ESL players currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Eurobasket Summer League players, who play currently pro basketball.

Jayson Granger
Jayson Granger
   #1. Jayson Granger (186-G-89, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Asefa Estudiantes (3-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance Asefa Estudiantes was edged 86-85 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Gescrap BB. Granger recorded 14 points, 3 assists and 3 steals in 33 minutes. It was Asefa Estudiantes' first loss after three consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Granger's seventh year with the team. He is currently ninth on the list of top scorers with 15.3ppg. Granger also averaged so far 2.3rpg and 3.8apg in the four games he played so far. He has also Italian passport. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. In 2010 Granger went to the ESL camp in New York playing for Team Budapest.

Chad Tomko
Chad Tomko
   #2. Chad Tomko (180-PG-89, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Denmark) led Bakken to a victory over the sixth-ranked Aarhus BC (3-4) crushing them 105-77 in a derby game in the Danish Ligaen last Thursday. Tomko was MVP of the game. He recorded 31 points (!!!) and grabbed 4 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Tomko's second season in pro basketball. Bakken Bears (7-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Tomko is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (third place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Tomko averages: 23.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.0apg and 2.6spg. Worth to mention Tomko played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Last year he took part in the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Zurich.

Demarius Bolds
Demarius Bolds
   #3. Demarius Bolds (190-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Missouri Western, currently plays in Czech Republic) led BC Kolin to a 1-point victory over the closely-ranked BK Decin (2-2) 101-100 in the Czech Republic NBL on Wednesday night. He was the best player in that game. Bolds scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 7 rebounds, passed 4 assists and added 2 blocks in 31 minutes. BC Kolin (4-2) is placed fourth in the NBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Bolds has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.2apg and 2.0spg in the six games he played so far. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four years ago Bolds played at the ESL camp in Chicago playing for Warsaw.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #4. Akeem Scott (186-PG-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Mexico) led Pioneros to a victory over the 13th-ranked Guerreros (4-12) 90-83 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Thursday night's game. Scott was the top player that evening. He scored 22 points and had 4 steals. Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (11-11) is placed fifth in the LNBP. It's Scott's first season with the team. Scott has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.7spg. Scott is a naturalized American. Scott is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2011 he attended the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Geneva.

Christopher Hayes
Christopher Hayes
   #5. Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy, currently plays in Uruguay), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB could not help Aguada (0-0) in their last game. Despite Hayes' very good performance the first-placed Aguada lost 83-88 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Bigua in the Capital group. He was the second best scorer with 27 points. Hayes also added 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in 36 minutes. Hayes has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg in the nine games he played so far. He played in 2009at the Eurobasket Summer League in Chicago for Team London.

Perry Petty
Perry Petty
   #6. Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA, currently plays in Romania) led Giurgiu to a victory over the closely-ranked Craiova (3-3) 87-77 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Petty scored 22 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 9 assists; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. CSS Giurgiu (3-1) is placed fourth in the Division A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Petty is currently third on the list of best passers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Petty averages: 15.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.3apg and 1.3spg. Petty attended last year the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Las Vegas.

Jason Conley
Jason Conley
   #7. Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri, currently plays in Finland) was the major contributor in LrNMKY's victory against one of league's weakest teams Lapuan Korikobrat (1-4) 88-76 in the Finnish Korisliiga in Wednesday night's game. Conley had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 18 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 32 minutes. Lappeenranta NMKY (3-2) is placed fifth in the Korisliiga. . Conley belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #5) and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Conley averages: 20.2ppg, 9.6rpg, 3.4apg and 2.0spg in the five games he played so far. Worth to mention he played also for Union Monaco at the ESL in Las Vegas in 2012.

Pierce Caldwell
Pierce Caldwell
   #8. Pierce Caldwell (191-G-88, agency: Alti Sport, college: Incarnate Word, currently plays in Ukraine) led Kryvbasbasket to a victory over the league outsider BC Kyiv (0-7) 70-63 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. Caldwell was the top player that evening. He scored 17 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih (4-3) is placed seventh in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Caldwell has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.7apg. He played two years ago at the ESL in Las Vegas for Team Lugano.

Sam Coleman
Sam Coleman
   #9. Sam Coleman (208-C-87, college: Coppin St., currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese BJ League could not help Sendai 89ers (2-4) in their last game. Despite Coleman's very good performance Sendai 89ers (#7) lost 72-82 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Toyama Grouses in the Eastern group. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) in 22 minutes. It was Sendai 89ers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. . This year Coleman's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.2bpg in the six games he played so far. He attended in 2010 the ESL camp in Las Vegas.

Eric Gilchrese
Eric Gilchrese
   #10. Eric Gilchrese (183-PG-87, college: New Hampshire, currently plays in Austria) led UBSC Graz to a victory over the league outsider St.Polten (0-3) 79-70 in the Austrian A Bundesliga in Saturday night's game. Gilchrese was the top player that evening. He scored 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. UBSC Raiffeisen Graz (3-0) is placed second in the A Bundesliga. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. . Gilchrese is currently fourth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Gilchrese averages: 23.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg. Worth to mention he played also for Team London at the ESL in Chicago three years ago.



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Berrocal returns to Ukraine with Donetsk - by Uygar Karaca

As announced by sportando.net; Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) is the new head coach of BC Donetsk. The Spanish coach, raised throught the ranks of Joventut Badalona and then became a part of Regal Barcelona organization, known lately especially for his assistance to current Barcelona coach Xavier Pascual, experienced first year of Budivelnik Kiev in 2010-2011. After a successful season where he led the club Ukranian title and Eurocup Quarterfinals with players like Wiliam Keys, Zach Morley and Lamayne Wilson, the sides parted ways and Berrocal signed for Menorce Basquet, led them to LEB Oro title. However, the club was dissolved afterwards. Donetsk did not make a good start to season and decided to end collaboration with their coach Vlada Jovanovic and his assistants.


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CSKA loses Zoran Erceg for four months - by Eurobasket News

CSKA will have to deal with the absence of Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) for at least four months. The power forward tore his Achilles tendon during the team's practice. He will undergo surgery in Israel. The estimated recovery period can be up to four months. CSKA have already announced they are studying the market for a possible replacement. Zoran Erceg joined CSKA at the start of the season signing a two-year contract. He tallied 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in PBL. In VTB League the power forward delivered 8.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 assist per appearance. In Euroleague Zoran Erceg notched 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. He was named All-Serbian League Player of the Year in 2008 and All-Turkish League Forward of the Year in 2012. He has been the member of Serbian National Team since 2007.


Anadolu Efes bring back Esteban Batista - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes brought back Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International). The Uruguayan centre is meant to replace injured Stanko Barac (216-C-86). Barac suffered an elbow injury and would miss one month of action. Esteban Batista played for Anadolu Efes last season. He notched 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in Euroleague. In TBL his stats read 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per appearance. He was released by the team in the pre-season but did not find the team and now would return to Istanbul. Esteban Batista has been the member of Uruguayan National Team since 2003. He averaged 12.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game at the 2012 Fiba Americas in Mar del Plata. He was named All-Uruguay LUB Player of the Year in 2005 and All-Fiba Americas Best Centre in 2009.


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Stats Leaders

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



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Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 24: Nilan Bisons - Kouvot 86-77
Oct. 24: KTP - Pyrinto 70-80
Oct. 26: Kouvot - Korihait
Oct. 26: LrNMKY - Namika Lahti
Oct. 26: Pyrinto - Kauhajoki


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons25.6 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.21.6 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.21.2 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait20.6 
 5. Conley, LrNM.20.2 
 6. Hall, Salon Vilpas18.8 
 7. Haanpaa, Lapua18.8 
 8. Clavell, Kouvot18.6 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo18.0 
 10. Ikavalko, FoKoPo18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight TOLBERT
  Lapua
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Tolbert, Lapua12.2 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.12.0 
 3. Conley, LrNM.9.6 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 5. Johnson, Namika L.8.4 
 6. Logins, LrNM.8.2 
 7. Flowers, Kataja8.2 
 8. Hester, Kouvot8.2 
 9. Dyer, Korihait8.0 
 10. Bullock, Kauhajoki8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.8 
 2. Hall, Salon Vilpas5.0 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.4.8 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.6 
 5. Smith, Kataja4.6 
 6. Holmes, Lapua4.4 
 7. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.2 
 8. Burgess, FoKoPo4.0 
 9. Gibson, LrNM.3.8 
 10. Sarcevic, KTP3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNM.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gibson, LrNM.2.8 
 2. Flowers, Kataja2.4 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.2.2 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.2 
 5. Conley, LrNM.2.0 
 6. Vuori, Kauhajoki2.0 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto2.0 
 8. Williams, KTP2.0 
 9. Ford, Kauhajoki1.8 
 10. Smith, Kataja1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris COMMONS
  Lapua
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Commons, Lapua2.0 
 2. Barrett, KTP1.7 
 3. McDade, Nilan B.1.6 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki1.5 
 5. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.3 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.3 
 7. Taft, Korihait1.2 
 8. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.0 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Dyer, Korihait0.8 


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto winning even in Kotka - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 6: Two contests tonight. Bisons (Loimaa) defeated Kouvot (Kouvola) 86-77 (41-39) and Pyrinto (Tampere) staying undefeated, when beating KTP even in Kotka 70-80 (39-37). Both games were tied, when quarter # 4 got started. But Bisons won the last quarter 27-18 and KTP lost the final quarter 13-23. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) led Bisons with 24 points. Ivey was 6/9 from behind the arc. Bisons was 14/29 (48,2%) behind the bonus line. In Kotka both teams had four players in double digits. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) led the hosts with 16 pts and Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) (Pyrinto) was close to the triple-double again: 20/8r/6a.
Bisons - Kouvot 86-77 (41-39). (Jeb Ivey 24, Martin Zeno 15, Mikko Koivisto 14 - Gilberto Clavell 19, Antto Nikkarinen 16, Ilari Seppala 16).
KTP - Pyrinto 70-80 (39-37). (Antwine Williams 16, Devonne Giles 15, Bojan Sarcevic 14 - Damon Williams 20/8/6a, Lamonte Ulmer 18, Antero Lehto 15. A: 1145).



KORISLIIGA: Julian Terrell to Joensuu - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Kataja, Joensuu (2-3) has signed with American F-C Julian Terrell (206-F-84, college: Vanderbilt). Terrell will replace Matt Morgan (205-C-87, college: Winthrop) (5,2 ppg - 2,6 rpg in five contests), who was replacing Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82, college: E.Tenn.St.) still on injured list.
Kataja has had bad luck with team's big men. NT F Vesa Makalainen (200-SF-86) is injured, F Sami Lehtoranta (205-PF-79) got injured last week and Fields will be ready to return to practise first after a few weeks. Kataja made earlier the way to the EuroChallenge games. Terrell's contract is untill middle of December.



Sasu Salin selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Sasu Salin (192-91, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Slovenia. He could not help Union Olimpija (3-2) to beat Cedevita (4-1). Salin scored 8 points in 27 minutes on the court. Union Olimpija lost 71-75 at home to the second-ranked Cedevita. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Salin averages: 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 25.0%, 3FGP: 45.0% in the five games he played so far. He played for the Finnish senior national team years ago.

Teemu Rannikko
Teemu Rannikko
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasu Salin and both played together in the last Adriatic League game. Rannikko. He was not able to help Union Olimpija (3-2) in their game against Cedevita (4-1). Rannikko scored 6 points and had 3 steals. Union Olimpija was defeated 75-71 on their home court in Ljubljana by the second-ranked Cedevita. Rannikko belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #4. His overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.2apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 66.7%, 3FGP: 37.5%. Rannikko played for the Finnish national team in 2012.

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Euroleague). He managed to help BC Khimky Moscow Region in a 1-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Real Madrid (1-1) 86-85 in the Euroleague on Friday night. Koponen scored 5 points in 14 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (1-1) is placed third in group A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Koponen's first year with the team. This season he averages only 5.5ppg, 2FGP: 28.6% in the two games. Koponen played for the Finnish national team years ago.

Tuukka Kotti
Tuukka Kotti
   #4. Power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Italy) led Vanoli Cremona to a victory against the 12th-ranked Air Avellino (1-3) 94-83 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Vanoli Cremona (1-3) closes the standings in the SerieA. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Kotti's first year with the team. Kotti's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg and 6.8rpg. He used to play for the Finnish national team earlier this year.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #5. International small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Italy) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tuukka Kotti and both played together in the last Italian SerieA game. Huff contributed to a Vanoli Cremona's victory against the 12th-ranked Air Avellino (1-3) 94-83. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. It's Huff's first season with the team. This year Huff's overall stats are: 7.0ppg and 4.3rpg in the four games. He used to play for the Finnish national team earlier this year.

Gerald Lee
Gerald Lee
   #6. Center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Montenegro was not able to secure a victory for Buducnost (2-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Lee's good performance Buducnost was badly defeated 81-62 on their home court in Podgorica by the leading Partizan. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Lee also added 7 rebounds. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Lee's total stats this season are: 8.6ppg and 4.0rpg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Lee played previously for the USA national team, he is also international player as he played for the Finnish senior team years ago. Strangely Lee has never played in Finland.

Roope Ahonen
Roope Ahonen
   #7. International guard Roope Ahonen (186-90, agency: FCM, currently plays in Sweden) helped Solna Vikings win their game against the closely-ranked 08 Stockholm (3-3) 91-88 in the Swedish Basketligan in Thursday night's game. He scored 8 points and added 3 assists in 20 minutes. Solna Vikings (4-2) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. . This year Ahonen's total stats are: 7.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 4.2apg in the five games. He used to play for the Finnish national team earlier this year.

Ville Kaunisto
Ville Kaunisto
   #8. Forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82, currently plays in France) helped Blois win their game against the 13th-ranked Chartres (1-4) 72-59 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. Kaunisto scored 12 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. ADA Blois Basket (4-0) is placed first in the NM1. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . Kaunisto is currently first on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.8ppg, 14.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5bpg. Kaunisto used to play for the Finnish national team earlier this year.

Joonas Caven
Joonas Caven
   #9. U20 international power forward Joonas Caven (211-93, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Prat Juventud (0-2) in their game against Oviedo CB (1-0) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 12 minutes. The bottom-ranked Prat Juventud lost 64-79 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#4) Oviedo_CB. . Caven has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 2.5rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Finnish U20 national team earlier this year.



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Aaron Cel's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among French playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Aaron Cel
Aaron Cel
   #1. This week's number one is former U20 international forward Aaron Cel (203-87, currently plays in Poland). He led PGE Turow to a victory over the sixth-ranked Siarka Jezioro (2-2) 87-71 in the Polish TBL in Saturday night's game. Cel was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 11 rebounds. Cel also added 3 assists in 32 minutes on the court. PGE Turow Zgorzelec (4-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Cel is currently second on the list of best rebounders with 9.5rpg. He also averaged so far 15.5ppg, 1.3apg and FT: 87.5% in the four games he played so far. Cel has a dual citizenship: French and Polish. Despite he played previously for the Polish national team, Cel played also for the French U20 national team in 2007.

Tariq Kirksay
Tariq Kirksay
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international forward Tariq Kirksay (199-79, college: Iona, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Asefa Estudiantes (3-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kirksay's very good performance Asefa Estudiantes was edged 86-85 on the road by the higher-ranked Gescrap BB (#3). He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Kirksay also added 7 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Kirksay's first year with the team. Kirksay is currently fifth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of most steals (first place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.3apg, 3.3spg, 2FGP: 77.3%(17-22), 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 75.0%. Kirksay is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Kirksay played also for the French national team in 2008. He used to play for Mulhouse in French league.

Mickael Gelabale
Mickael Gelabale
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Mickael Gelabale (201-83, agency: Three Eye Sports, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Croatia. Gelabale was not able to help Cedevita (0-2) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the sixth-placed Cedevita lost 71-83 at home to the second-ranked Armani Milano in the group C of Euroleague. Gelabale was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 29 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Gelabale's first year with the team. Gelabale is currently sixth on the list of top scorers with 18.0ppg. This year his other stats are: 6.0rpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 76.5%(13-17) in the two games. Gelabale played for the French national team years ago.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #4. Guard Leo Westermann (198-92, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Adriatic League) was the major contributor in Partizan's victory against the seventh-ranked Buducnost (2-3) 81-62 in the Adriatic League in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points, grabbed 6 boards, passed 5 assists and added 3 steals. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (4-1) is placed third in the Adriatic League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Westermann averages: 8.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the French U20 national team earlier this year.

Fabien Causeur
Fabien Causeur
   #5. International shooting guard Fabien Causeur (193-87, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked FIATC Joventut (2-2) 92-76 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Causeur recorded 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Caja Laboral Vitoria (3-1) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. . It's Causeur's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.0ppg and 3.0rpg in the three games. Causeur used to play for the French national team earlier this year.

Thomas Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel
   #6. Guard Thomas Heurtel (188-89, currently plays in Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Fabien Causeur. But that was another game of his team in Euroleague which we would like to mention. Heurtel was not able to secure a victory for Caja Laboral (0-2) in their game against Zalgiris (2-0). He scored 8 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes. Caja Laboral (#5) lost 71-77 on their home court in Vitoria to the leading Zalgiris in the group C of Euroleague. This year Heurtel's total stats are: 7.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 4.5apg in the two games. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the French team three years ago.

Yakhouba Diawara
Yakhouba Diawara
   #7. International forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA couldn't help Umana Venezia (1-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Diawara's very good performance Umana Venezia was edged in an overtime 93-92 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Diawara also added 5 rebounds (made all of his five free throws). . Diawara has relatively good stats this season: 12.5ppg and 5.8rpg. He used to play for the French national team earlier this year.

Florent Pietrus
Florent Pietrus
   #8. Forward Florent Pietrus (202-81, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Valencia Basket to win against the closely-ranked Blusens Monbus (3-1) 68-64 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He recorded 5 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Valencia Basket (4-0) is placed second in the ACB. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . Pietrus has averaged so far 2.5ppg and 2.0rpg. He used to play for the French national team earlier this year.

Rudy Etilopy
Rudy Etilopy
   #9. Former U19 international power forward Rudy Etilopy (208-88, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL couldn't help Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-4) in their last game. Despite Etilopy's good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers was crushed 102-51 in Manchester by the much higher-ranked (#5) Giants. He was the top scorer with 11 points. Etilopy also added 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 27 minutes. So far Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost all four games in the Regular Season. . This year Etilopy has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.5spg in the two games. He used to play for the French U19 national team five years ago.

Enzo Tsonga
Enzo Tsonga
   #10. Guard Enzo Tsonga (194-90, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to a BBC Nyon's victory against the league outsider Starwings (0-3) 89-77 in the Swiss LNA in Sunday night's game. Tsonga scored 10 points, had 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks. BBC Nyon (1-2) is placed seventh in the LNA. . Tsonga has averaged so far 6.7ppg and 2.7rpg. Despite he played previously for the Congolese national team, Tsonga is also a former U18 international player as five years ago he still played for the French national team.

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

   #1. Boris Meno (203-F-83, agency: Two Points, college: Davidson, currently plays in Czech Republic), who plays in the Czech Republic NBL could not help USK Praha (6-0) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the league leader USK Praha was crushed 93-64 on the road by the lower-ranked BK Decin (#5). Meno was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 8 rebounds. . Meno is currently first on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Meno averages: 20.9ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.9apg. He has also Congolese nationality.

   #2. Afik Nissim (186-PG-81, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli Winner League was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Hapoel Eilat (1-1) in their last game. Despite Nissim's very good performance Hapoel Eilat lost 90-101 in Rishon Le-Zion to the second-ranked Maccabi Rishon. He scored 17 points and had 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 28 minutes. . Nissim belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #5 with 2.5spg. This year his other stats are: 11.0ppg and 2.5apg in the two games he played so far. Nissim has a dual citizenship: French and Israeli. Despite his French passport, Nissim currently plays for the Israeli national team and is not eligible to play for the French team.

   #3. Sylvere Bryan (208-C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Tampa, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Scavolini Pesaro (2-2) in their game against Montepaschi Siena (3-1) in the Italian SerieA. Bryan recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in only 10 minutes. Scavolini Pesaro lost 60-65 in Siena to the higher-ranked (#4) Montepaschi. . Bryan has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.8spg in the four games. He has also Italian citizenship.

   #4. Alfredo Ott (193-G-83, college: Dillard, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Palencia Baloncesto's victory against the ninth-ranked Planasa NV (1-2) crushing them 98-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Ott scored 17 points. Palencia Baloncesto (2-1) is placed fifth in the LEB Gold. . This season Ott has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.7spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Ott has never played in France.

   #5. Mikael Maruotto (199-F/G-91, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Boncourt (2-1) crushing them 95-44 in the Swiss LNA in Friday night's game. He scored 9 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 20 minutes. Lions de Geneve (2-1) is placed second in the LNA. . Maruotto has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.7apg in the three games. He has also Swiss passport.

   #6. Kim Tillie (210-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Spain) managed to help UCAM Murcia to win against one of league's weakest teams Lagun Aro GBC 77-75 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Tillie recorded only 2 points. Tillie has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 2.5rpg. He has also Dutch citizenship.

   #7. Elishay Kadir (200-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Hapoel J-M in their game against Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the Israeli Winner League. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Kadir scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. His team lost 77-84. Kadir has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 3.5rpg in the two games. He is another player who holds two passports: French and Israeli.

   #8. Daacarim Soares (203-C-82, college: Mid Plains CC, currently plays in Holland) couldn't help Amsterdam in their game against Leiden in the Dutch Eredivisie. Soares cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 1 points. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 84-64. Soares has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 3.3rpg.



Paul Miller signs at Dijon, ex Bandirma Kir. - by Eurobasket

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) landed 30-year old American power forward Paul Miller (208-112kg-82, college: Wichita State). Miller played most recently at Bandirma Kirmizi in Turkish TBL league. In 24 TBL games last season he averaged 12.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5apg. He also played at Aliaga Petkim in TBL earlier that season. In two TBL games last year he had 7.5ppg and 6.0rpg. In 2006 Kansas Cagerz selected him as fifth overall pick in USBL draft.
He attended Wichita State and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Millers team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2011.
He was also voted to Polish League All-Imports Team (by PLK) back in 2009.
Miller is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Russia (Triumph Lyubertsy), NBA (New York Knicks), Poland (Anwil, Polonia W-wa and KK Swiecie) and South Korea (Goyang Orions).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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MZT Skopje may add coach Ales Pipan to their roster, ex Zadar - by Eurobasket News

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) is about to hire 53-year old Slovenian ex-national team coach assistant head coach Ales Pipan. Pipan coached KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Pipan was also involved in Slovenian international program for some years. He coached Slovenian Senior National Team between 1998 and 2003 and previously U22 National Team between 1998 and 2003. Pipan coached Slovenian at the European Championships in Lithuania last year.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)



Balkan League: Rilski Sportist thump KK Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

KK Kozuv - Rislki Sportist 76:99

Rilski Sportist clinched the first win in the Balkan League season. They shot down KK Kozuv on the road. Rilski improved at 1-1 record and caught up with KK Kozuv in Group B ladder.
The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. KK Kozuv earned a narrow 22:21 lead ten minutes into the game. Rilski pulled ahead in the second frame. The visitors piled up a 6-point lead before KK Kozuv erased the deficit. The Macedonian team drew things level at 47 at the interval. Rilski Sportist pulled ahead for a narrow 66:62 lead at the final break. The visitors used a 9:2 run early in the final quarter to clear off. The Bulgarian team never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Terry Smith (185-PG-86, college: Mercyhurst) came up with 28 points for the winners. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 16 points for Rilski. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) and Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) provided 16 points apiece in the loss.

KK Kozuv: Slobodan Bozovic 16 Miladin Pekovic 16
Rilski Sportist: Terry Smith 28, Branko Mirkovic 16



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Manuchar Markoishvili selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Manuchar Markoishvili
Manuchar Markoishvili
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Italy. Markoishvili could not help Cantu (0-2) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the sixth-placed Cantu was edged 78-76 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. Markoishvili was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 3 passes (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 28 minutes on the court. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Markoishvili's fourth year with the team. Markoishvili has relatively good stats this season: 15.0ppg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the two games he played so far. He played for the Georgian senior national team years ago.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Giorgi Shermadini (216-89, currently plays in Israel). Shermadini managed to help Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv to win against the ninth-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (0-2) crushing them 100-67 in the Israeli Winner League in Monday night's game. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (2-0) is placed third in the Winner League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Shermadini's first season with the team. This year Shermadini averages: 8.0ppg, 4.0rpg. He played for the Georgian national team in 2012.

Viktor Sanikidze
Viktor Sanikidze
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, currently plays in Italy). Sanikidze contributed to a Montepaschi Siena's victory against the eighth-ranked Scavolini Pesaro (2-2) 65-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 18 minutes. Montepaschi Siena (3-1) is placed fourth in the SerieA. . This year Sanikidze's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 66.7% and FT: 75.0% in the four games. He played for the Georgian national team years ago.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #4. Point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help FIATC Joventut (2-2) in their game against Caja Laboral (3-1) in the Spanish ACB. Fisher recorded 7 points. FIATC Joventut was badly defeated 92-76 in Vitoria by the higher-ranked Caja Laboral (#5). . Fisher's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg and 2.7rpg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Strangely Fisher has never played in Georgia.

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #5. International point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Ukraine) was not able to secure a victory for Budivelnyk (5-2) in their game against Ferro-ZNTU (6-2) in the Ukrainian Superleague. He scored 5 points and added 3 assists in 17 minutes. Budivelnyk was badly defeated 97-78 in Zaporozhye by the higher-ranked (#3) Ferro-ZNTU. This year Tsintsadze's total stats are: 6.1ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.3apg and 2.0spg in the seven games. He used to play for the Georgian national team earlier this year.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #6. Point guard Jacob Pullen (183-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli Winner League couldn't help Hapoel J-M (0-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Pullen's very good performance Hapoel J-M was defeated 84-77 at home by the higher-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#8). He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Pullen also added made 3 passes and 3 steals. . Pullen has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 3.5apg and 2.5spg. Pullen is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Pullen is also international player as he played for the Georgian senior team years ago. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Beka Burjanadze
Beka Burjanadze
   #7. U20 international power forward Beka Burjanadze (203-94, currently plays in Spain) helped Cajasol win their game against the closely-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (2-2) 74-63 in the Spanish ACB in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 2 points. Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (1-3) is placed 14th in the ACB. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. . Burjanadze has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.3rpg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team earlier this year.

Davit Maisuradze
Davit Maisuradze
   #8. Power forward Davit Maisuradze (205-90, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Higher League (second division) couldn't help Kirovograd (0-2) in their last game. Despite Maisuradze's good performance Kirovograd lost 58-71 to the higher-ranked (#4) Tornado. He was the top scorer with 13 points. Maisuradze also added 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. . Maisuradze has averaged so far 9.5ppg and 3.0rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Georgian U16 national team back in 2006.

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

   #1. Quinton Hosley (201-F/G-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help Stelmet ZG (3-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Stelmet ZG was edged 73-70 on the road by the second-ranked Asseco Prokom Gdynia. Hosley was the top scorer with 29 points. He also added 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes. It was Stelmet ZG's first loss after three consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Hosley's first year with the team. Hosley is currently second on the list of top scorers with 20.5ppg. He also averaged so far 6.0rpg, 3.8apg and 2.3spg in the four games he played so far. Hosley is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Georgia.

   #2. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, currently plays in Turkey) led Karsiyaka to a victory against the eighth-ranked Besiktas (0-1) 86-79 in the Turkish TBL last Sunday. Thomas scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir (2-0) is placed fourth in the TBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Thomas' first year with the team. This season he averages: 8.0ppg and 5.0rpg. Thomas is a naturalized American. He used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #3. Melvin Sanders (196-F/G-81, college: Oklahoma St., currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Sigma Barcellona (2-1) in their game against LeGamberi Foods Forlž (2-1) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Sanders scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. Sigma Barcellona was edged 94-92 in Forli by the higher-ranked (#4) LeGamberi Foods Forlž. . Sanders has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.7apg in the three games. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Sanders has never played in Georgia.



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Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) Basketball Is A Business And You Have To Produce If You Want To Keep Your Job - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Larry Gordon (196-F-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) is a 25 year old 196cm forward that is playing his first season in the German Beko BBL for Phoenix Hagen. He played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2005 to 2009 playing a total of 116 NcAA2 games. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 15.7ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 75.7%. He was a CCAA Player of the Year and NCAA D2 Finalist in 2009. In 2009-2010, he came to Europe as a rookie and played for Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 36 games: 14.0ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 75.8%. He played for ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) the last two seasons and last season played 38 games: 14.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.4rpg), 1.8apg, FGP-3 (65.2%), 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 77.1%. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

Welcome to Hagen, Germany. You played the last two seasons in Austria. Now you are in Germany. In both countires, teh language german is spoken. What has been a distinct difference that you have seen since coming to Hagen in the two countries?

I think the biggest difference is the dialect from Hagen and Austria is a bit different. I mean I dont know German all that well to really draw a comparison, but I can sense a difference of how they speak here in Hagen then in Austria.

You played in Holland and Austria the last three seasons and now are ready to make the next jump to the higher league Beko BBL. Are you ready to make the next jump and what are your expectations this season?

Im definitely ready for this move, this is something as a basketball player you strive to get to and that is the highest level of basketball and competition. I have developed as a Pro player every year and I think playing in the Beko BBL is only going to make me into a better player after the season because of all the talent here. My expectations for myself is to play hard and do what ever in ability to help my team here in Hagen reach our goals and have a successful season.


Phoenix Hagen has a run and gun team the last years. How will your game especially your rebounding fit into the system of head coach Ingo Freyer?

I think it fits perfectly, I love the concept coach is teaching us. I love the fast break and to score easy buckets off of it. That kind of pace to the game is great and it makes us more of a threat. My rebounding ability is perfect for this team, we have a lot of talented rebounders and Im just going to add on to that with my strong rebounding.


Hagen has a very thin rotation and will need much scoring punch from David Bell, Davin White, Adam Hess and yourself. Do you feel much pressure?

I dont feel much pressure because this is what I do for a living, its just basketball, a game Ive been playing most of my life. I am a bit nervous but Im very confident that Ill be able to help and be very aggressive with helping out my team in the scoring department. But there is not much pressure, Im just going to go out there and do me and at the end of the day everything else will take care of itself.

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

My heart and passion for the game and my willingness to do what ever it takes to help my team win the game. Im a winner and I love to win. Skills wise, I think Im a pretty good ball handler and people dont realize that right away but I can handle the rock.


Davin White came late to the team last season and left a lasting impression. I think that he could be one of the top point guards in the Beko BBL. What has been the most amazing thing that you have seen him do in a practice so far?

The fact that he is really quick and agile. He can pretty much get anywhere he wants on the court with no problem and has excellent court vision.


In your last two seasons at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2), you averaged 9,1rpg and 10,4rpg. Is it just anticipation that makes you such a good rebounder at 196cm or does some cleverness play into the equation?

I cant really explain it, its just something that is embedded into my game. Its a lot of heart and relentless effort to get the rebound that makes me so good at it. When the ball goes up you will always see me near the rim no matter what. That is just what I do.


After what NBA player do you try to mold your rebounding game after?

Nobody in particular, but if I was to choose right now.. I would go with Kevin Love because he stays around the rim and going against bigger players all the time, he always seems to get most of the rebounds. He is relentless when it comes to rebounds.


Your also a very good three point shooter. Last season, you shot 37%. Are you a pure three point shooter?

Last year I shot about 37% I think, it could have been better but I had a few bad shooting nights, but I can spot up and shoot the three pointer with no problem. Im not a pure shooter, Im more of a streaky shooter, if I get going then the opponent better watch out.


You played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2005-2009. What was the most important thing that you could learn from head coach Greg Kamansky that has prepared you for your professional basketball career?

Just being mentally prepared for a whole other different perspective on professional basketball. He told me that this is now a job, a business and you have to produce if you want to keep your job. So that was always something I kept in my mind and carried with me during my career. Pro basketball is fun, but at the same time it is a business and if your not taking care of business then it wont be fun and there will be no job.


You played two seasons with German Tobias Jahn at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2). What were your fondest memories of him?

His personality was definitely not what I expected being the first foreign player I played with, but he was a great guy, lots of enthusiam and he can always brighten up a day with just the way he was. My best memory of Tobi is when we played against BYU-Hawaii for the Regional Championship back in 09' and there was a player being hyped of that Tobi had to face. And in that first half, he had Tobi's number but in that second half, Tobi turned it up a notch and helped us secure the win.

What do you still remember from your 59 minute 18 points, 22 rebound performance against Wels?

I remember being very exhausted but I had to push through, we had to push through to get the win.. It was one of the best basketball experiences I have had as a pro player.

In that game you played against Quentin Pryor who played 3 seasons with Phoenix Hagen. He had 27 points in that game. Did his aggressive defense leave an impression on you?

Yea Q was an all around good player, and yes they way he got steals and pressured the ball really helped their team. We actually changed our game plan to accommodate Q's aggressive defense.

Who would win a one on one in practice you or Jeremy Fears?

J Fears is a very good player and me and him would always battle in practice. It would be a close game, but Ill take myself as the winner is this contest.


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

Dream Team for sure. Their inside presence would be way too much for the USA Team this year, but the guard game would be suspect on the Dream Teams side


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Kevin Hart Laugh At My Pain


Thanks Larry for the chat.




Jermaine Dixon (USC Heidelberg) I Can Turn Defense Into Offense Very Quick - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jermaine Dixon is a 25 year old 191cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland that is playing his first season in Germany for USC Heidelberg. He is a physical, athletic guard who can go from A to Z very quickly. As a lefthander, he is a natural scorer who can penetrate and attack the basket. Dixon is also extremely coachable and loves to compete. He played at Pittsburg (NCAA) with players like Gary Mcghee, Gilbert Brown and Dejuain Blair. In his senior year, he played 25 games averaging 10.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 20.9%, FT: 70.4%. He turned professional in 2010 and played for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1, starting five): EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.5spg, in Oct.'10 moved to Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix (Japan-BJ League, starting five): 31 games: 12.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 71.9%; in Feb.'11 signed at Akita Northern Happinets (Japan-BJ League, starting five): 1 game: 20pts, 9reb, 2steals, left shortly. Last season he played for Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix (Japan-BJ League, starting five): 51 games: 18.2ppg, 4.9rpg, Assists-3 (5.5apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 26.0%, FT: 70.1%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball this past summer

Welcome to Heidelberg Jermaine. It is quite late in the off season, but you still found a job. Why do you think did it take so long for you to find a team?

It took me some time to find a team because my agent was looking for the right situation. It's hard coming from Asia to Europe because everyone don't respect Asian leagues.

You had a workout with Beko BBL team BBC Bayreuth last year and this season the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg were interested. Are you disappointed that you didnt land in the Beko BBL?

I am not disappointed about not landing in BBL this season because I am sure it will happen soon. I never had a workout with any BBL teams last season.

What were the main reasons for deciding to come to USC Heidelberg?

Main reason for coming to USC is because I want to help the team get to BBL league and I also wanted to play in Germany. They showed they wanted me and I want to help them reach goal of making the BBL.

What do you know about the German basketball leagues? Do you have any friends playing in Germany?

I don't know a lot about the German leagues but I did have a close friend play in BBL last season named Ricky Harris. Also my teammate from college is out here in Germany Gary McGhee.

You are a player that can get from A-Z very quickly. Is your quickness your biggest strength?

I do believe quickness is one of my biggest strength on the court because it allows me to get where I want to go and put a lot of pressure on defense. Also I think defense is a big part of my game also, I can turn defense into offense very quick.

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

The part of my game that people don't notice is my passing. I am a very good passer because I can always find the open guy and I am willing to get my teammates open looks.

You played at Pittsburg (NCAA). Were you surprised that the team never won a title considering the talent that you had?

At Pitt I was surprised we never won a title. We came very close my junior year losing in the elite 8 game. We had a very good team and knew we had a true shot a winning the whole thing.

What was the most amazing thing that you saw Dejuan Blair do on the court?

Dejuan did so many great things it's hard to point out one. Well one time he dove out of bouncs for a loose ball on the defensive end. We pushed the ball down court and he still getting up. I end up missing the lay up and out of no where Dejuan coming through the air catching the ball off the rim and dunking it.

Gary Mcghee is playing for BBC Bayreuth. Does he have the talent to play in the NBA down the road?

Yes I think Gary has the talent to play in the NBA because he is a great one on one defender, he can rebound the basketball at a high level and you can't teach the size and strength that he has. I think soon he will be on a NBA roster.

Was it very tough living in the shadow of your brother Juan Dixon?

I love the challenge of living in my brothers shadow because people expect so much out of you and when that happens I am at my best as a basketball player. I love a great challenge.

What was the most amazing thing that you saw your brother do on the court?

The best thing I ever saw him do was win a national championship, it don't get no better then that.

Who was the best player that you had to match up against in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?

The best player I played against in college that is in the NBA would have to be Wesley Johnson. He is 6'9 and I had to play him because I was the team best defender. I made it tough on him and he still was able to score when he needed too.

You played last season in Japan. How were you able to improve your game in this time?

I improved from Japan with getting my jump shot better and playing against big time players from my home city. When you play against great talent it help make your game better.

How was your summer? What was the coolist experience that you had on and off the court at home?

My summer was good. I spent as much of summer with my son as I could. I was focused on working out getting better as a player so I didn't have much time to enjoy it but I will enjoy it more next summer.

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

That would be a great game between Dream Team and Team USA 2012 but if everyone is in their prime I have to go with Dream Team because they were too big and they had Michael Jordan.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
The last DVD movie I saw was Taken.

Thanks Jermaine for the chat.

.



Jermaine Dixon (USC Heidelberg) I Can Turn Defense Into Offense Very Quick - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jermaine Dixon (191-G-87, college: Pittsburgh) is a 25 year old 191cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland that is playing his first season in Germany for USC Heidelberg. He is a physical, athletic guard who can go from A to Z very quickly. As a lefthander, he is a natural scorer who can penetrate and attack the basket. Dixon is also extremely coachable and loves to compete. He played at Pittsburg (NCAA) with players like Gary Mcghee, Gilbert Brown and Dejuain Blair. In his senior year, he played 25 games averaging 10.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 20.9%, FT: 70.4%. He turned professional in 2010 and played for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1, starting five): EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 9.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.5spg, in Oct.'10 moved to Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix (Japan-BJ League, starting five): 31 games: 12.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 71.9%; in Feb.'11 signed at Akita Northern Happinets (Japan-BJ League, starting five): 1 game: 20pts, 9reb, 2steals, left shortly. Last season he played for Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix (Japan-BJ League, starting five): 51 games: 18.2ppg, 4.9rpg, Assists-3 (5.5apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 26.0%, FT: 70.1%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball this past summer

Welcome to Heidelberg Jermaine. It is quite late in the off season, but you still found a job. Why do you think did it take so long for you to find a team?

It took me some time to find a team because my agent was looking for the right situation. It's hard coming from Asia to Europe because everyone don't respect Asian leagues.

You had a workout with Beko BBL team BBC Bayreuth last year and this season the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg were interested. Are you disappointed that you didnt land in the Beko BBL?

I am not disappointed about not landing in BBL this season because I am sure it will happen soon. I never had a workout with any BBL teams last season.

What were the main reasons for deciding to come to USC Heidelberg?

Main reason for coming to USC is because I want to help the team get to BBL league and I also wanted to play in Germany. They showed they wanted me and I want to help them reach goal of making the BBL.

What do you know about the German basketball leagues? Do you have any friends playing in Germany?

I don't know a lot about the German leagues but I did have a close friend play in BBL last season named Ricky Harris. Also my teammate from college is out here in Germany Gary McGhee.

You are a player that can get from A-Z very quickly. Is your quickness your biggest strength?

I do believe quickness is one of my biggest strength on the court because it allows me to get where I want to go and put a lot of pressure on defense. Also I think defense is a big part of my game also, I can turn defense into offense very quick.

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

The part of my game that people don't notice is my passing. I am a very good passer because I can always find the open guy and I am willing to get my teammates open looks.

You played at Pittsburg (NCAA). Were you surprised that the team never won a title considering the talent that you had?

At Pitt I was surprised we never won a title. We came very close my junior year losing in the elite 8 game. We had a very good team and knew we had a true shot a winning the whole thing.

What was the most amazing thing that you saw Dejuan Blair do on the court?

Dejuan did so many great things it's hard to point out one. Well one time he dove out of bouncs for a loose ball on the defensive end. We pushed the ball down court and he still getting up. I end up missing the lay up and out of no where Dejuan coming through the air catching the ball off the rim and dunking it.


Gary Mcghee is playing for BBC Bayreuth. Does he have the talent to play in the NBA down the road?

Yes I think Gary has the talent to play in the NBA because he is a great one on one defender, he can rebound the basketball at a high level and you can't teach the size and strength that he has. I think soon he will be on a NBA roster.


Was it very tough living in the shadow of your brother Juan Dixon?

I love the challenge of living in my brothers shadow because people expect so much out of you and when that happens I am at my best as a basketball player. I love a great challenge.

What was the most amazing thing that you saw your brother do on the court?

The best thing I ever saw him do was win a national championship, it don't get no better then that.

Who was the best player that you had to match up against in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?


The best player I played against in college that is in the NBA would have to be Wesley Johnson. He is 6'9 and I had to play him because I was the team best defender. I made it tough on him and he still was able to score when he needed too.


You played last season in Japan. How were you able to improve your game in this time?

I improved from Japan with getting my jump shot better and playing against big time players from my home city. When you play against great talent it help make your game better.

How was your summer? What was the coolist experience that you had on and off the court at home?

My summer was good. I spent as much of summer with my son as I could. I was focused on working out getting better as a player so I didn't have much time to enjoy it but I will enjoy it more next summer.


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

That would be a great game between Dream Team and Team USA 2012 but if everyone is in their prime I have to go with Dream Team because they were too big and they had Michael Jordan.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last DVD movie I saw was Taken.

Thanks Jermaine for the chat.

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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 20: Apollon Patras - KAOD 89-92 2OT
Oct. 20: Panelefsiniakos - Kavala 87-74
Oct. 21: Panionios - Peristeri GS 79-65
Oct. 21: PAOK - Ikaros 71-48
Oct. 21: AGOR - Aris 68-50
Oct. 22: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos 60-64
Oct. 21: Ilysiakos - Kolossos 49-65

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 27: Aris - Ilysiakos
Oct. 27: Kolossos - Panelefsiniakos
Oct. 27: Kavala - Panionios
Oct. 27: Peristeri GS - Apollon Patras
Oct. 27: KAOD - PAOK
Oct. 27: Ikaros - Olympiacos
Oct. 27: Panathinaikos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Ikaros
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Kiritsis, Ikaros23.5 
 2. Petrovic-S., Apoll.22.0 
 3. Tsaldaris, Kolossos19.0 
 4. Grant, Apollon18.5 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos17.0 
 6. Thorne, Perister.15.5 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.0 
 8. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.0 
 9. Diamantidis, Panat.15.0 
 10. Zaras, KAOD14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vassilis SYMTSAK
  Ikaros
  (204-C/F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Symtsak, Ikaros12.0 
 2. Palmer, KAOD11.5 
 3. Haritopoulos, PAOK8.0 
 4. Asimakopoulo., Aris7.5 
 5. Scott, Ilysiakos7.0 
 6. Petway, AGOR7.0 
 7. Nunnally, Kavala6.5 
 8. Dollard, Kolossos6.5 
 9. Dorsey, Olympiacos6.0 
 10. Krstevski, Kavala6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Giannis KALAMBOKIS
  Kolossos
  (195-G-78)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Kalambokis, Koloss.5.5 
 2. Liakopoulos, Panel.5.0 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.5 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR4.5 
 5. Duvnjak, AGOR4.5 
 6. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.5 
 7. Petroulas, Periste.4.0 
 8. McCollum, Apollo.3.5 
 9. Kakaroudis, KAOD3.5 
 10. Diamantidis, Pana.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 2. Hatten, Kolossos2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.5 
 4. Tsairelis, PAOK2.0 
 5. Petway, AGOR2.0 
 6. Liakopoulos, Panel.2.0 
 7. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 8. Tsochlas, AGOR2.0 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris2.0 
 10. Pasalic, Aris2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Petway, AGOR3.5 
 2. Scott, Ilysiakos1.5 
 3. Kommatos, AGOR1.0 
 4. Michel, KAOD1.0 
 5. Faye, Ikaros1.0 
 6. Papanikolaou, Pane.1.0 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 8. Tsartsaris, Panath.1.0 
 9. Latovic, AGOR1.0 
 10. Coleman, Kavala1.0 


Peristeri lands Hines - by Chris Mammides

The younger brother of the power forward of the European Champions team of Olympiakos, Kyle Hines (198-F-86), Tyler Hines (198-F-90) is officially Peristeri's player. Coach Tzimis Koustenis and his coaching team after testing the young American player for more than a week decided to add the player in their roster as they realised that he can offer in an area which Peristeri needs quite some help since the Mid Eastern graduate is a rebounding machine as he finished his college with 7.2 rebounds per game as a bencher. Peristeri is adding the player to be helped in the specific area in order to survive in the A1 division. So after Kyle who seems to be happy in Greece another Hines will be play in the country.


Aris replace Vangelis Alexandris with Vangelis Agelou - by Eurobasket News

Aris made a change on the bridge. They parted ways with head coach Vangelis Alexandris . The coach extended the deal with the Thessaloniki team for two seasons before the start of the current one. However 0-2 start to the A1 campaign forced the management into a decisive measures. They fired the coach replacing him with Vangelis Agelou (agency: FCM ). Agelou is mostly known for his work with Olympiakos. He was assistant coach for the Piraeus team in 2010/12 seasons. He also worked as assistant coach with Maroussi Athens and Dynamo Moscow. Vangelis Agelou (agency: FCM ) worked as head coach of AEK Athens and AS Trikalla 2000. He was ULEB Cup winner in 2006 together with Dynamo Moscow.


Antonis Fotsis selected the top Greek playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Antonis Fotsis
Antonis Fotsis
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Antonis Fotsis (209-81, currently plays in Euroleague). Fotsis led his Italian team Armani Milano to a victory against the sixth-ranked Cedevita (0-2) 83-71 in the Euroleague last Friday. He scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (2-0) is placed second in group C. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Fotsis averages: 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 66.7%, 3FGP: 55.6%. He played for the Greek senior national team years ago.

Loukas Mavrokefalidis
Loukas Mavrokefalidis
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84, currently plays in VTB United League). Mavrokefalidis was the major contributor in a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-2) 71-53 in the VTB United League on Monday night. He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. Spartak St.Petersburg (3-0) is placed first in group A. 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. Mavrokefalidis has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 58.1%(18-31) and FT: 87.5% in the three games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Greek senior national team.

Nick Calathes
Nick Calathes
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida, currently plays in VTB United League). Calathes led his Russian team Lokomotiv to a victory over the tenth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-3) 89-74 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Calathes scored 22 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 8 assists. Lokomotiv Kuban (1-2) is placed seventh in group B. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Calathes belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #2. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Calathes averages: 17.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.7apg, 2FGP: 65.4%(17-26), 3FGP: 75.0% and FT: 41.7%. He is a naturalized American. Despite Calathes played previously for the USA national team, he played also for the Greek national team in 2012. Calathes used to play for 3-year contract with Panathinaikos Athens in Greek league.

Kostas Vasiliadis
Kostas Vasiliadis
   #4. Swingman Kostas Vasiliadis (200-84, agency: FCM, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 1-point Gescrap BB's victory against the seventh-ranked Asefa Estudiantes (3-1) 86-85 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. He recorded 15 points in 30 minutes. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (3-1) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. . This year Vasiliadis has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.3apg in the four games. He used to play for the Greek national team earlier this year.

Dusan Sakota
Dusan Sakota
   #5. Former U20 international small forward Dusan Sakota (209-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Cimberio Varese's victory against the closely-ranked SAIE3 BO (3-1) 84-74 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Sakota recorded 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cimberio Varese (4-0) is placed second in the SerieA. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. . It's Sakota's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 6.5ppg and 3.8rpg. Sakota has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Greek. Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Sakota is currently in the Greek U20 national team roster.

Kostas Kaimakoglou
Kostas Kaimakoglou
   #6. Power forward Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-83, currently plays in VTB United League) was the main contributor in an Unics Kazan's victory against the ninth-ranked Lietuvos rytas (1-3) 74-68 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Kaimakoglou scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 34 minutes. Unics Kazan (2-1) is placed fourth in group A. . Kaimakoglou has reliable stats this year: 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.0spg in the three games. He is international player as he played for the Greek senior team years ago.

Giorgos Galiotos
Giorgos Galiotos
   #7. Former University international center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Bulgaria) helped Euroins Cherno More win their game against the seventh-ranked Chernomorets (0-1) 79-69 in the Bulgarian NBL last Saturday. Galiotos recorded 8 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. It was his first game for Euroins Cherno More this season. His team is placed first in the NBL. Galiotos is currently third on the list of best rebounders. He used to play for the Greek university national team three years ago.

Stavros Toutziarakis
Stavros Toutziarakis
   #8. Center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, also represented by FCM, currently plays in Sweden) helped Solna Vikings edge the league outsider Nassjo (0-6) 79-77 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday. Toutziarakis recorded 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 38 minutes. Solna Vikings (4-2) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. . Toutziarakis belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #6 with 8.3rpg. This year he also averages: 12.7ppg and 1.5apg in the six games. Toutziarakis used to play for the Greek U20 national team back in 2007.

Ian Vougioukas
Ian Vougioukas
   #9. International power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kostas Kaimakoglou and both played together in the last VTB United League game. Vougioukas helped his Russian team Unics Kazan win their game against the ninth-ranked Lietuvos rytas (1-3) 74-68. He scored 8 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 27 minutes. Vougioukas is ranked first on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.7bpg. He also averaged so far 8.0ppg and 3.7rpg in the three games. Vougioukas used to play for the Greek national team earlier this year.

Nikolaos Zisis
Nikolaos Zisis
   #10. Guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kostas Vasiliadis and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game. Zisis managed to help Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket to win against the seventh-ranked Asefa Estudiantes (3-1) 86-85. He recorded only 2 points and added 3 passes. Zisis' overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg. He is international player as years ago he still played for the Greek senior national team.

   #11. An experienced former international center Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-76, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Switzerland) helped SAV Vacallo win their game against the closely-ranked Geneve Lions 76-67 in the Swiss LNA last Sunday. Kakiouzis scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes. This year Kakiouzis' overall stats are: 9.0ppg and 6.0rpg in the two games. He used to play for the Greek national team five years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international forward Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help CB Canarias to beat Real Madrid. Lampropoulos recorded 9 points and added 3 passes. His team was edged 88-86. Lampropoulos' total stats this season are: 8.5ppg and 1.3rpg. He used to play for the Greek U18 national team back in 2003.

   #13. Former international center Andreas Glyniadakis (215-81, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Kazakhstan team BC Astana win their game against the sixth-ranked Krasnie Krilya 66-61 in the VTB United League on Monday night. He scored only 4 points. Glyniadakis' total stats this season are: 8.8ppg and 3.0rpg. He used to play for the Greek national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's, currently plays in Israel) led Maccabi Haifa to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Galil Gilboa (0-2) crushing them 90-66 in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 20 rebounds. Calathes also added 7 assists in 33 minutes. Maccabi Bazan Haifa (2-0) is placed first in the Winner League. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Calathes' first year with the team. Calathes is the league's best rebounder with 15.5rpg. He also averaged so far 17.0ppg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg in the two games he played so far. Calathes is a naturalized American. He used to play for Costa Cafe Marousi in Greek league.

   #2. Angelos Tsamis (192-G-81, currently plays in France) contributed to a Limoges CSP Elite's victory against the eighth-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (2-1) 67-55 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Tsamis scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. Limoges CSP Elite (2-1) is placed second in the ProA. . This year Tsamis' overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg in the three games.

   #3. Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-PG-89, currently plays in Georgia) was the major contributor in Olimpi's victory against the ninth-ranked Sokhumi (0-1) 97-78 in a derby game in the Georgian Superleague in Saturday night's game. He recorded 11 points and added 7 assists. It was his first game for Olimpi this season. His team is placed fourth in the Superleague. . Sokk belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #5. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Estonian. Despite Sokk's Greek passport, he currently plays for the Estonian national team and is not eligible to play for the Greek team.

   #4. Dan Mavraides (193-G-88, college: Princeton, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Air Avellino (1-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Air Avellino was defeated 94-83 on the road by the league outsider Vanoli Cremona (#16). Mavraides recorded 13 points. . Mavraides' overall stats this season are: 4.3ppg and 2.3apg. He is a naturalized American. Mavraides used to play for Aris Thessaloniki in Greek league.

   #5. Mannos Nakos (179-PG-88, currently plays in Sweden) led Uppsala Basket to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Solna Vikings (4-2) 93-74 in the Swedish Basketligan last Wednesday. He scored 15 points. Uppsala Basket (4-2) is placed third in the Basketligan. . Nakos has been at the team for four years. Nakos' overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.2apg. He has also Swedish citizenship.

   #6. Angelo Tsagarakis (190-G-84, currently plays in France) led Chalons-Reims to a victory over the closely-ranked Saint-Quentin 81-73 in the French ProB (second division) on Tuesday night. Tsagarakis was the top player that evening. He recorded 19 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 31 minutes. Tsagarakis averaged so far 11.8ppg and 2.0rpg in the five games. He is another player who holds two passports: Greek and French. Despite Tsagarakis' Greek nationality, he previously played for the French U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Greek team.

   #7. Giannis Prodromou (196-F-87, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Kirchheim Knights in their game against Cuxhaven BasCats in the German ProA (second division). He scored 6 points in 18 minutes. His team was crushed by 32 points 98-66. This year Prodromou's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg in the five games. Worth to mention Prodromou played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #8. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-G-85, currently plays in Germany) helped Duesseldorf Baskets edge the 14th-ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha 72-70 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. He scored 6 points. Tzakopoulos' total stats this season are: 7.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.0apg. He has also Australian citizenship.

   #9. Kosta Karamatskos (197-G-86, currently plays in Germany) is a teammate of previously mentioned Giannis Prodromou and both played together in the last German ProA game. Karamatskos was not able to secure a victory for Kirchheim Knights in their game against Cuxhaven BasCats. He scored only 4 points in 15 minutes. His team was crushed by 32 points 98-66. This year Karamatskos' total stats are: 4.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4apg in the five games. He has both Greek and German nationalities.

   #10. Antonis Sivorotka (203-F-85, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Crailsheim Merlins in their game against BG Karlsruhe in the German ProA (second division). Sivorotka cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 89-71. This season Sivorotka averages just 2.8ppg.



Balkan League: Kavala hold off OKK Beograd for second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Kavala - OKK Beograd 81:76

Kavala registered the second straight win at the start of Balkan League season. They toppled OKK Beograd to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Nemanja Mitrovic (197-G-90, college: Portland) and Yannis Gagaloudis (192-G-78) scored 17 points each for the winners.
Kavala exploded with a 9:2 start to the game. They accounted for 28 points in the first quarter to gain a 12-point lead. Kavala stretched the lead in the second quarter. The hosts accounted for a 47:30 halftime lead. OKK Beorgad showed some signs of recovery in the third term. The Serbian team cut the distance to 10 points at the final period 49:59. OKK Beograd went on a 12:0 run in the fourth quarter to narrow the gap. The visitors pulled ahead with two minutes remaining in regulation. But Kavala went on a decisive 6:0 run and snatched a tough win at the end. Christoforos Stefanidis (184-PG-80) and William Coleman (206-F-88, college: Memphis) produced 13 points each for the winners. Aleksej Nesovic (189-PG-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Popovic (190-G-82) had 18 points apiece for OKK Beograd. Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) had 12 points in the loss.

Kavala: Nemanja Mitrovic 17, Yannis Gagaloudis 17, Christoforos Stefanidis 13, William Coleman 13
OKK Beograd: Aleksej Nesovic 18, Vladimir Popovic 18, Milos Pavlovic 12



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COCABA U16 Championship: Honduras open win count - by Eurobasket News

Honduras U16 - Guatemala U16 70:42

Honduras celebrated the first win at the home COCABA U16 Championship. The hosts prevailed against Guatemala for 1-3 record in the ladder. Guatemala stayed winless. Adrian Bejarano stepped up with 24 points for the home side.
Guatemala and Honduras traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The teams were tied at 14 after ten minutes. Honduras pulled ahead in the second frame. They registered a 31:25 halftime advantage. The hosts broke free in the third term. They went on a 21:7 run to take a comfortable 52:32 lead at the third break. Guatemala never recovered as Honduras breezed to the victory in the fourth frame. Edgardo Garcia notched 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Honduras. Erick Mejia answered with 9 points for Guatemala. Christian Diaz chipped in 8 points in the loss.

Honduras U16: Adrian Bejarano 24, Edgardo Garcia 16, Luis Andres Caceres 9
Guatemala U16: Erick Mejia 9, Christian Diaz 8



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 4-0 
 2. Groningen 3-0 
 3. Leiden 3-0 
 4. Leeuwarden 2-2 
 5. Den Helder K. 2-2 
 6. M.Magixx 2-2 
 7. Zwolle 1-2 
 8. Rotterdam 1-3 
 9. Amsterdam 0-3 
 10. Weert 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 24: M.Magixx - Den Bosch 68-77
Oct. 25: Groningen - Leiden
Oct. 25: Amsterdam - Zwolle
Oct. 27: Rotterdam - Leiden
Oct. 27: Weert - Amsterdam
Oct. 28: M.Magixx - Groningen
Oct. 28: Zwolle - Leeuwarden



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COCABA U16 Championship: Honduras open win count - by Eurobasket News

Honduras U16 - Guatemala U16 70:42

Honduras celebrated the first win at the home COCABA U16 Championship. The hosts prevailed against Guatemala for 1-3 record in the ladder. Guatemala stayed winless. Adrian Bejarano stepped up with 24 points for the home side.
Guatemala and Honduras traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The teams were tied at 14 after ten minutes. Honduras pulled ahead in the second frame. They registered a 31:25 halftime advantage. The hosts broke free in the third term. They went on a 21:7 run to take a comfortable 52:32 lead at the third break. Guatemala never recovered as Honduras breezed to the victory in the fourth frame. Edgardo Garcia notched 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Honduras. Erick Mejia answered with 9 points for Guatemala. Christian Diaz chipped in 8 points in the loss.

Honduras U16: Adrian Bejarano 24, Edgardo Garcia 16, Luis Andres Caceres 9
Guatemala U16: Erick Mejia 9, Christian Diaz 8



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Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 25: PVSK Pannon - Kaposvari
Oct. 25: Falco-Szova - Atomeromu
Oct. 26: Szedeak - Jaszberenyi
Oct. 26: Albacomp - Kormend
Oct. 27: FS Debrecen - Soproni
Oct. 27: Marso NYKK - ZTE KK

Round 2

Oct. 31: Soproni - Albacomp


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zvonko BULJAN
  Kormend
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Buljan, Kormend24.7 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.23.3 
 3. Spica, Kaposvari21.3 
 4. Swanston, Kapos.21.0 
 5. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.5 
 6. Williams, Atomeromu19.8 
 7. Dunn, Kaposvari19.5 
 8. Vojvoda, Atomeromu19.0 
 9. Fey, Falco-Szova19.0 
 10. Berkis, Marso N.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen13.5 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.11.0 
 3. Barovic, Soproni10.7 
 4. Toth, PVSK P.9.8 
 5. Davis, Marso N.9.0 
 6. Nelson, Marso N.8.7 
 7. Dukic, Szedeak8.5 
 8. Markovic, Jaszbere.8.5 
 9. Spica, Kaposvari8.5 
 10. Koertelyesi, Atom.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Moore, Albacomp7.3 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.7.0 
 3. Kalman, Falco-Sz.6.3 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari6.0 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 6. Thomas, Soproni5.7 
 7. Gaspar, ZTE K.5.5 
 8. Wood, Albacomp5.3 
 9. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.3 
 10. Loesing, PVSK P.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Moore, Albacomp2.7 
 2. Spica, Kaposvari2.5 
 3. Legion, PVSK P.2.5 
 4. Levy, Falco-Szova2.5 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari2.5 
 6. Rujak, Kormend2.5 
 7. Gaspar, ZTE K.2.3 
 8. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 9. Kertesz, ZTE K.2.3 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen1.8 
 2. Davis, Marso N.1.5 
 3. Lekli, Albacomp1.0 
 4. Barovic, Soproni1.0 
 5. Boldizsar, Marso N.1.0 
 6. Levy, Falco-Szova0.8 
 7. Hudson, ZTE K.0.8 
 8. Kovacs, ZTE K.0.8 
 9. Idlet, Atomeromu0.8 
 10. Williams, Atomero.0.8 


Obie Trotter selected the top Hungarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Obie Trotter
Obie Trotter
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Obie Trotter (188-84, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama A&M, currently plays in Russia), who plays in the Russian PBL. He could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-1) in their last game. Despite Trotter's good performance BC Nizhny Novgorod lost 61-66 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Krasnie Krilya. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Trotter also added 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 36 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Trotter's first year with the team. Trotter belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #9) and also on the list of best passers (third place). He has very reliable stats this year: 13.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg, 2FGP: 75.0%, 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 75.0% in the two games he played so far. Trotter is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Trotter played also for the Hungarian national team in 2012. He used to play for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz in Hungarian league.

Gyorgy Kinter
Gyorgy Kinter
   #2. Second place goes to University international center Gyorgy Kinter (213-88, currently plays in Slovakia). He contributed to a Inter Bratislava's victory against the fifth-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica (2-2) 102-88 in the Slovakian Extraliga on Saturday night. Kinter recorded 6 points in only 7 minutes. BK Inter Bratislava (4-0) is placed first in the Extraliga. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Kinter's first year with the team. This season he averages: 4.0ppg in the two games. Kinter is in the roster of the Hungarian university national team.

Adam Hanga
Adam Hanga
   #3. The Hungarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Adam Hanga (200-89, agency: TSS Management, currently plays in Spain). He was not able to help Assignia Manresa (0-4) in their game against Blancos de Rueda (2-2) in the Spanish ACB. Hanga recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Assignia Manresa was edged 83-81 in Valladolid by the higher-ranked Blancos de Rueda (#9). So far Assignia Manresa lost all four games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Hanga's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 23.1%, 3FGP: 23.1%. He played for the Hungarian national team years ago.

Peter Lorant
Peter Lorant
   #4. Power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Lottomatica Roma (2-2) in their game against Armani Milano (2-2) in the Italian SerieA. Lorant did not have that impressive stats last Monday. He recorded only 2 points in 11 minutes. Lottomatica Roma lost 82-87 in Milano to the higher-ranked (#6) Armani. . It's Lorant's first season with the team. This year Lorant's overall stats are: 3.8ppg and 2.8rpg in the four games. He used to play for the Hungarian national team earlier this year.

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

   #1. Attila Kovacs (203-F-85, currently plays in Denmark), who plays in the Danish Ligaen could not help one of league's weakest teams Horsholm (2-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kovacs' very good performance Horsholm was crushed 96-70 at home by the higher-ranked Horsens IC (#3). He was the top scorer with 26 points. Kovacs also added 6 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Kovacs' first year with the team. Kovacs is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Kovacs averages: 19.0ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.7apg.

   #2. Attila Vajda (204-C-81, currently plays in Romania) managed to help CSU Atlassib Sibiu to win against the closely-ranked Pitesti (1-3) 93-87 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Vajda recorded only 2 points. It was his first game for CSU Sibiu this season. His team is placed 11th in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. . Vajda has also Romanian nationality.

Other top Hungarian players, who play abroad:

Laszlo Dobos (220-C-93) plays for CAI Zaragoza in Spanish ACB
Daniel Deri (91) plays for Gussing Knights in Austrian A Bundesliga
Tamas Markus (180-G-89) plays for Bodfeld Baskets in German Regionalliga
Tamas Halmai (202-F/C-87) plays for Oberelchingen in German Regionalliga
Bence Supola (84) plays for Muenchen DJK in German 2.Regionalliga
Gabor Szokreny (198-F-87) plays for Floriana in Maltese Powerade League
Andras Fekete (84) plays for Siggiewi in Maltese Powerade League



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IBA Winter Season Opener Recap - by Gianni Pascucci

On Sunday, October 21, the Rockford Riverdawgs defeated the Gary Splash 107-103 to open up the IBA winter season.
Robert Malone (6'5''-F, college: Rockford) led the Riverdawgs with 38 points as LC Robinson (6'2''-G-86, college: Florida A&M) added 30. Brandon Parker (6'5''-F) recorded a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Andre Muse (6'5''-G-86, college: Quincy) led the Splash scoring 26 points. Freddie Harris (6'8''-C-85) had 10 boards for the Splash, who lost despite owning a 52-30 rebounding advantage over the Riverdawgs.



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FSu ink Matt Brunell - by Snorri Arnaldsson

FSU Selfoss have signed Matt Brunell (203-F-87)l as their import for the season ahead, as confirmed by their head coach Erik Olson . Matt Brunelll is expected to help FSU Selfoss clog up the middle and give them an inside presence on both sides of the floor.

Matt Brunelll played last season in Honduras and is looking to continue his career with the 1st division club. FSU Selfoss has struggled in their first two games of the season against Haukar and Thor Ak. but will look to get on track against IA in their next game, which will be Matt Brunellls first game with the club.



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 28: Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon
Oct. 28: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Haifa
Oct. 28: Netanya - Hapoel J-M
Oct. 28: Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon
Oct. 28: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon
Oct. 28: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Rishon

Round 1

Oct. 24: Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 63-53


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.21.5 
 2. Uter, Maccabi20.0 
 3. Simpson, Maccabi20.0 
 4. Mitchell, Netanya20.0 
 5. Smith, Maccabi Hai.19.5 
 6. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.0 
 7. Smith, Hapoel J-M18.5 
 8. Stitt, Hapoel T-A18.5 
 9. Killingswort., Net.18.0 
 10. Logan, Maccabi T.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pat CALATHES
  Maccabi .
  (208-G/F-85)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Calathes, Maccabi15.5 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.15.5 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.14.5 
 4. Holman, Hapoel Eil.12.0 
 5. Washington, Netan.12.0 
 6. Uter, Maccabi11.0 
 7. Thomas, Maccabi10.5 
 8. Wright, Maccabi10.0 
 9. Hunter, Galil Gilb.9.5 
 10. Dove, Elizur Ashk.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.7.0 
 2. Timor, Hapoel T-A7.0 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi6.5 
 4. Berkowitz, Bnei H.6.5 
 5. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.5.5 
 6. Bradley, Netanya5.5 
 7. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M5.5 
 8. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.5.0 
 9. Hanochi, Maccabi4.5 
 10. Shulman, Netanya4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A5.0 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.3.0 
 3. Lifshitz, Elizur A.2.5 
 4. Mills, Elizur A.2.5 
 5. Nissim, Hapoel Eil.2.5 
 6. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.2.5 
 7. Pullen, Hapoel J-M2.5 
 8. Jones, Bnei H.2.5 
 9. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.5 
 10. Eliyahu, Maccabi2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.3.0 
 2. Uter, Maccabi3.0 
 3. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.5 
 4. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 5. Gabriel, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Washington, Netan.1.5 
 7. Pope, Bnei Hashar.1.5 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.1.5 
 9. Thomas, Maccabi1.0 
 10. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.0 


Balkan League: Galil Gilboa surprise Mornar Bar in Montenegro - by Eurobasket News

Mornar Bar - Galil Gilboa 49:80

Galil Gilboa registered the second consecutive win in Balkan League season. They thrashed Mornar Bar in Montenegro tonight. The defending champions stay on top of Group A at 2-0 record. Mornar Bar fell at 0-2 record. Dagan Yavzuri (193-SG-85) scored 17 points to lead the visitors.
Galil Gilboa used a 10:0 run in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They registered a 21:11 lead at the first break. Mornar Bar collapsed in the second quarter. The hosts accounted for just 2 points in the period as Galil Gilboa piled up a massive 41:13 halftime lead. The margin grew at 42-point mark in the third quarter. Mornar Bar had no chance whatsoever as the Israeli team cruised to the victory at the end. Amit Bier-Katz (208-C-88) nailed 13 points in the win. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 14 points for Mornar Bar. Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) had 7 points in the loss.

Mornar Bar: Lazar Radosavljevic 14, Milija Mikovic 7
Galil Gilboa: Dagan Yavzuri 17, Amit Bier-Katz 13



Maccabi Haifa won Hapoel Holon in delayed game - by Idan Seggev

Maccabi Bazan Haifa won Hapoel Holon in a delayed game from round 1 in their home court 63-53 and now they are co-leaders with two wins. Haifa controlled the game since the beginning, when they didn't let the visitors to close so much. The first quarter was very tight, when Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's) and Donta Smith (201-SF-83, college: SE Illinois JC) score for Haifa while Jerome Dyson (191-G-87, college: Connecticut) and Lawrence Hill (203-F-87, college: Stanford) keep Holon in the game. The second period started in a 22-22 draw, but then Haifa started to run away with Lior Segev (190-PG-83, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) & Pat Calathes to end the first half in a 24-32, when Holon couldn't score for a long time. Ido Kozikaro (202-C-78) and Paul Stoll (180-PG-85) put Haifa in a safe lead of 13 points at the third period, but Rozen, Frank Hassell (203-F-88, college: ODU) and Sean Daniel (197-F-89) kept Holon in a decent gap, 47-39 at the end of the third period. Paul Stoll and Pat Pat Calathes increased the lead once again to 13 points. Holon tried to stay close with 6 points in a raw of Frank Frank Hassell (203-F-88, college: ODU), but Donta Smith and Thomas scored important points and secured Haifa's win.

Top scorers:

Maccabi Bazan Haifa: Pat Pat Calathes 19+11 rbs, D. Donta Smith 18+8 rbs+6 ast, Paul Stoll 12+5 ast+9 TO, Ido Kozikaro 5+10 rbs, Thomas 5+12 rbs, Chobrovic 2, Lior Segev 2

Hapoel Holon: Frank Frank Hassell (203-F-88, college: ODU) 23+12 rbs, Jerome Jerome Dyson (191-G-87, college: Connecticut) 9+5 ast, Rozen 9+5 ast, Sean Daniel 5, Lawrence Lawrence Hill (203-F-87, college: Stanford) 4+9 rbs, T. Donta Smith 3




Gur Porat returns to Elitzur Ashkelon - by Idan Seggev

The 33-years-old forward, Gur Porat (197-F/G-79), signed today with Elizur Ashkelon for one season. Porat already played before in Ashkelon, it was two years ago and last year he played at B.C. Habikaa, where he had 3.1 pts and 2.8 rbs in 12.8 minutes. Porat also played before with Hapoel Haifa, Maccabi Bazan Haifa and Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion, and now again in Ashkelon, where he should be the major & veteran Israeli player in the team.


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  ITALY   


"POWER OF THE POSITIVE!!!" - by Dwight Coleman

I walked in the gym to shoot the ball for a couple of hours and heard someone call "SWEETMILK!" I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with a local guy with a finnish basketball background. We established a rapport and we shared valuable insight. After shooting a few buckets and having a great time he made the comment "you're not the guy I thought you were." I asked him what did he mean by that and how did he formulate an opinion? He inferred that I was not the type of person he wanted to know but concluded that he was very glad to meet me. He looks to build on our friendship. He said he formulated his first opinion based on my blog. I smiled and relayed to him that my blog is nothing more than the expression of "power of the positive." It is mental practice personified. It lingers around the thought process of Babe Ruth calling his shot, or Satchel Paige having the infield sit down on a 3-2 pitch. When positives are accentuated but not exaggerated it allows for the future happenstance of recall of the positive to be brought into fruition today. For those who do not understand, when I do something good, I blow helium in my own balloon to elevate my entire state. When I begin to fall in elevation, I simply breathe some helium of my successes and that helps to me engage my opponents with a leg up. According to the gentleman I met this week, the words of my blog are fuel to my opponents fire. I already knew that, but I EMBRACE WAR! War soothes and pacifies my fire in the belly. For example:
it appears that coaches/ players strategy to triple team and full court man still can't stop "Sweet Milk" from getting 20 and 10. And if you played me straight up I would avg. 50 and we ALL know it!

Dwight "Sweet Milk" Coleman
The Finnish Three Point Champ!



Aget Service Imola waives Fabio Zanelli - by Eurobasket News

Aget Service Imola (Lega2) released 36-year old ex-international guard Fabio Zanelli (196-76). In three Lega2 games he played (12-13 season) he had 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.7apg this season.
Zanellis team made it to the Italian Lega Due Cup final in 2008. He was a member of Italian Senior National Team between 2000 and 2001.
Zanelli has played previously for nine other Italian teams: Cervia, Rimini, Virtus Roma, Trapani, Naturhouse Ferrara, Napoli J.News, Air Avellino, Orlandina Basket and Naturhouse Ferrara.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  KAZAKHSTAN   

Standings -D1

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 24: Kaspiy Aktau - Tobol 94-80
Oct. 23: Kaspiy Aktau - Tobol 78-62
Oct. 20: BK Kapshagay - BK Almaty 71-79
Oct. 19: BK Kapshagay - BK Almaty 60-45

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: Kaspiy Aktau - BC Astana
Oct. 27: Barsy Atyrau - Tobol
Oct. 28: Barsy Atyrau - Tobol
Oct. 28: Kaspiy Aktau - BC Astana


Kaspiy open season with two victories - by Eurobasket News

Kaspiy Aktau successfully tipped off the new season. They claimed back-to-back victories over Tobol.
The Aktau team earned a 78:62 victory in the first game. The hosts used a 25:11 run in the second quarter to clear off for good in this one. Dmitriy Gavrilov (205-F-86) nailed 15 points to lead the charge. Gytis Andrijauskas (188-PG-86) added 14 points for Kaspiy. Pavel Mikheev (200-F-83) answered with 17 points for Tobol. Artem Chemyakin (208-C/F-84, agency: New Trend Agency) had 15 points in the loss.
The second game had the same scenario. Kaspiy went on a 28:14 run in the second frame to take a 50:35 halftime lead. They stretched the gap to 17 points at the final break. Tobol narrowed the deficit but lost the game 82:94 at the end. Reinis Strupovics (192-G-87) unleashed 32 points for Kaspiy. Dzhanysh Adiev (190-G-93) contributed 21 points and 7 rebounds for the Aktau team. Pavel Mikheev responded with 27 points for Tobol.



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Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Peja 4-0 
 2. Bashkimi 3-1 
 3. Sigal Prishtina 3-1 
 4. Vellaznimi 3-1 
 5. Trepca 2-2 
 6. RTV 21 1-3 
 7. Kosova 0-4 
 8. Drita 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: Trepca - RTV 21
Oct. 27: Bashkimi - Sigal Prishtina
Oct. 27: Vellaznimi - Peja
Oct. 27: Kolegji Univer. - Kosova


Drita signs Chambers - by Dren Shporta

American guard, Devin Chambers (188-G-86, college: S.Maine), is new signing of Drita from Gjilan. The team that is in the bottom of table of BKT Superliga has decided to strengthen because of the bad results taken in the first four rounds of the league.

He has agreed the terms with the club from Gjilan and he will stay there for a season. He played in Mexico's top league before coming to Kosovo.

Drita has lost first four matches of the Superleague and this weekend will play against Kosova Vushtrri, which also didn't register a win yet in the league.



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 24: Valmiera - Jelgava 85-65
Oct. 25: Barons kvartals - LU
Oct. 25: Liepaja - LU
Oct. 26: Turiba - Ventspils


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Peiners, LU17.3 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava16.3 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera15.7 
 4. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.3 
 5. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.0 
 6. Pasecniks, U1814.3 
 7. Krumins, Valmiera14.0 
 8. Mednis, Jurmala13.8 
 9. Janicenoks, VEF R.13.0 
 10. Ginters, U1812.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils10.0 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.3 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera8.3 
 4. Mednis, Jurmala8.0 
 5. Dargais, LU6.8 
 6. Strazdins, LU6.8 
 7. Veselovs, Valmiera6.7 
 8. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.3 
 9. Zavackas, VEF Riga6.0 
 10. Ozols, Jurmala5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kalvis KRUMINS
  Valmiera
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Krumins, Valmiera5.3 
 2. Kaufmanis, Valmiera4.0 
 3. Peiners, LU3.8 
 4. Zavackas, VEF Riga3.3 
 5. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.3 
 6. Plavnieks, U183.3 
 7. Bertans, VEF Riga3.3 
 8. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.3 
 9. Daniels, VEF Riga3.3 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jurijs ALEKSEJEVS
  Jekabpils
  (202-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.2.3 
 2. Daniels, VEF Riga2.0 
 3. Coders, Jurmala2.0 
 4. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 5. Veselovs, Valmiera1.7 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Peiners, LU1.5 
 8. Hill jr., Jekabpils1.5 
 9. Slesers, Jurmala1.3 
 10. Janicenoks, VEF1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Berzins, VEF Riga1.7 
 2. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.7 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils1.5 
 4. Duselis, Jelgava1.0 
 5. Pasecniks, U181.0 
 6. Veselovs, Valmiera1.0 
 7. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 8. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 9. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 10. Mizis, Jelgava0.7 



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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. 3-0 
 2. Uniceub/BRB 2-1 
 3. Malvin 1-2 
 4. Amistad 0-3 
Group C
 1. Flamengo 2-0 
 2. Penarol 2-0 
 3. Dep.Castro 0-2 
 4. Hebraica 0-2 
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 3

Oct. 23: Penarol - Dep.Castro 86-75
Oct. 24: Dep.Castro - Flamengo 72-101
Oct. 23: Hebraica - Flamengo 67-75
Oct. 24: Hebraica - Penarol 51-65
Oct. 25: Dep.Castro - Hebraica
Oct. 25: Penarol - Flamengo


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.28.0 
 2. Guzman, Mavort24.0 
 3. Giovannoni, Unice.22.3 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo21.5 
 5. Osimani, Obras21.3 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras20.7 
 7. Matthews, Cent..19.7 
 8. Velasquez, Dep.C.19.5 
 9. Smith, Pinheiro.19.3 
 10. Sloan, Mavort19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hatila PASSOS
  Hebraica
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 14
 1. Passos, Hebraica14.0 
 2. Fuller, Mavort11.3 
 3. Cann, Dep.Castro9.5 
 4. Smith, Amistad9.3 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.3 
 6. Colmenares, Cent..9.3 
 7. McFarlin, Amistad9.0 
 8. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 9. Leiva, Penarol9.0 
 10. Teague, Penarol9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Unice.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dos Santos, Unice.7.7 
 2. Osimani, Obras7.3 
 3. Martinez, Regat.6.7 
 4. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.3 
 5. Ribeiro, Un.6.3 
 6. Cardenas, Mavort5.7 
 7. Campazzo, Penarol5.5 
 8. Quinteros, Regat.4.5 
 9. Myvett, Amistad4.3 
 10. Centeno, Cent.Ap.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol4.0 
 2. Magalhaes, Flame.3.0 
 3. Ferreira, Pinheiro.2.3 
 4. Colmenares, Cent..2.3 
 5. Teague, Penarol2.0 
 6. Benite, Flamengo2.0 
 7. Barrera, Hebraica2.0 
 8. Quinteros, Regat.2.0 
 9. Sloan, Mavort2.0 
 10. Osimani, Malvin2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 CamRon CLAY
  Dep.Castro
  (203-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Clay, Dep.Castro2.5 
 2. Morro, Pinheiro.2.0 
 3. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 4. de Souza, Un.1.7 
 5. Leiva, Penarol1.5 
 6. Espinoza, Obras1.3 
 7. Newsome, Malvin1.3 
 8. Fuller, Mavort1.3 
 9. Reis, Un.1.0 
 10. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 


Day 2 in Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket News

Penarol - Hebraica 65:51
Penarol claimed the second consecutive win in Group C of South American League. The hosts prevailed against Hebraica Macabi in Mar del Plata. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Penarol.
The Argentinean side accumulated a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Penarol kept their opponents at distance throughout the second quarter. The hosts clinched a 35:22 halftime lead. Penarol protected their lead throughout a low-scoring third frame. They entered the final stanza up by 14 points. Hebraica failed to change the complexion of the game in the fourth period as Penarol rolled to the victory. Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) nailed 12 points, while Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) and Lisandro Rasio (197-F-90) contributed 9 points each in the victory. Joaquin Izuibejeres (184-G-82) answered with 13 points for Hebraica. Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 12 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Penarol: David Teague 16, Marcos Mata 12, Facundo Campazzo 9, Lisandro Rasio 9
Hebraica: Joaquin Izuibejeres 13, Hatila Passos 12+13 boards

Flamengo - Deportes Castro 101:72
Flamengo clinched the second straight win in the South American League Group C. They knocked down Deportes Castro in Mar del Plata yesterday. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) came up with 25 points and 7 rebounds to pace the Rio de Janeiro team.
Flamengo jumped to a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. They increased the tempo in the second quarter. Flamengo erupted for 35 points in the second term. The Brazilian side accumulated a 54:33 halftime advantage. Flamengo kept Deportes Castro at bay throughout the third quarter. The Brazilian side ensured a 24-point buffer before the final frame. Flamengo did not loosen the grip in the fourth term clinching victory. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) scored 21 points, while Eduardo Machado (195-G-82) contributed 12 points for Flamengo. CamRon Clay (203-PF-82) and Gonzalo Velasquez (185-G-81) answered with 17 points each for Deportes Castro.

Flamengo: Olivinha Rodriguez 25, Marquinhos Vieira 21, Eduardo Machado 12
Deportes Castro: CamRon Clay 17, Gonzalo Velasquez 17



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  MALTA   


Recap of This Past Weekends Games: Depiro and Siggiewi get Wins - by Steve Dolan

Depiro 68
Luxol 57
(14-18, 17-9, 16-13, 21-17)

Deprio came into the game favored over Luxol; the game started off neck and neck then Luxol took control of the game by going on a 7-0 run to get ahead 15-8 to take the lead. Depiro forged back cutting the game back to 18-14 Luxol at the end of the 1st quarter. Depiro took control of the 2nd quarter out scoring Luxol 17-9 and going into half time up 31-27 at halftime. Deprio kept control of the game after the half winning the 3rd quarter 16-13 and heading into the 4th quarter with a 47-40 lead heading into the final quarter. Going into the 4th quarter Luxol tried to fight back but Depiro fought it off and continued to stretch the lead out winning the 4th quarter 21-17 giving Depiro a 68-57 win over Luxol. Even though score would say Depiro controlled most of the game it was a lot closer game than the score seems to say.

Depiros Morgan scored 26 points and Adrian Micallef chipped in with 13. Shackleford and Vasovic replied for Luxol, with 18 and 17 points respectively."

Key Players

Depiro: Shawn Morgan 26pts, 8rebs, 6ast, 4stls

Luxol: Stephen Shackleford: 18pts,15rebs, 5ast, 2stls



Siggiewi 65
Loyola 38

Siggiewi was a heavy favor entering the game against Loyola and did not disappoint with their performance. Siggiewi continues to show why they may be the favorites to win the Malta League Championship this season. Siggiewi controlled the game and never looked back at any point during this contest. Siggiewi had three players in double figures scoring. Marco Matijevic led the with 21points for Siggiewi followed by Peter Shoults with 13pts and Louis Camilleri with 11 respectfully. Loyoal American players continue to struggle early on. Loyola was led by Stefan Vella with 12points and Anton Axiaq with 11 points. As strong as Siggiewi looks early on is as weak as Loyola has showed early on this may be a long season ahead for the Men's Club for Loyola.

Key Players

Siggiewi: Marco Matijevic 21pts, 11rebs, 2stls, 2ast

Loyola: Stefan Vella 12pts, 6rebs, 3ast, 2stls



Eurobasket.com Names Shawn Morgan Malta Basketball Player of the Week!!! - by Steve Dolan



American Forward Shawn Morgan 6'6" G/F Arkansas State (NCAA 1) helps lead Depiro to a win this past weekend by doing a little bit of everything. The word out of Malta is that Morgan can really score at will but that is not Morgan's way of playing;Morgan is a team player that tries to get his teammates involved in the game. From all reports out of Malta when Depiro play fans seem to be sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for the next show time dunk from Morgan. This is Morgan's first stint in Europe after playing in Latin America previous in Uruguay and Mexico. Morgan help lead Depiro to victory over Luxol 68-57; Morgan had 26pts, 8rebs, 6ast, and 4stls in the win.



Honorable Mentions

Marco Matijevic Siggiewi (Win) 21pts, 11rebs, 2ast, 2stls

Stephen Shackleford Luxol (Loss) 18pts, 15rebs, 5ast , 2stls

Roderick Vella Depiro (Win) 6pts, 7stls, 7ast, 15rebs



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Best players of Mexican LNBP round 16 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Ronald Selleaze (197-F-76, agency: Dream Team Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Corr.Victoria and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 36-year old forward had the game-high 30 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Corr.Victoria as his team lost the game against Huracanes (#9, 8-6) 94-104. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Corr.Victoria maintains the 11th position in Mexican LNBP. Corr.Victoria is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 9th lost game this season out of 16 games. In the team's last game Selleaze had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Corr.Victoria's top player in his first season with the team. Ronald Selleaze averages this season 20.8ppg and 8.8rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Gansos. Shorter impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Gansos to edge slightly higher-ranked Guerreros (#13, 4-12) by 2 points 87-85. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Gansos managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 14th place. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Gansos managed to get this year. Shorter is a newcomer at Gansos 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 Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Barreteros (#8). Habel scored 20 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Barreteros, leading his team to a 91-84overtime win against the higher-ranked Panteras (9-7). Barreteros needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Habel has a very solid season. In 13 games in Mexico he scored 17.9ppg. He also has 7.0rpg, 1.8bpg and FGP: 58.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Keith Gayden (202-F-83) of Osos - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76) of Panteras - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Omar Quintero (183-PG-81) of Huracanes - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) of Halc.Rojos - 25 points and 11 rebounds
8. Rodrigo Zamora (206-C-86) of Huracanes - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Jason Horton (188-G-86) of Barreteros - 8 points, 4 rebounds and 20 assists
10. Steffphon Pettigrew (195-F) of Abejas - 18 points and 9 rebounds

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



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Standings - 1B

1B Standings
 1. Buducnost II 1-0 
 2. Gorstak 1-0 
 3. KK Zeta 1-0 
 4. Zeta 2011 1-0 
 5. Gusinje 0-0 
 6. Slobodan 0-0 
 7. Berane 2010 0-1 
 8. Pljevlja 0-1 
 9. S.Centar 0-1 
 10. Un.Mediteran 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 23: Berane 2010 - Buducnost II 81-87
Oct. 20: Gorstak - Pljevlja 73-69
Oct. 20: Un.Mediteran - Zeta 2011 69-78
Oct. 20: S.Centar - KK Zeta 58-68

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: KK Zeta - Slobodan
Oct. 27: Zeta 2011 - S.Centar
Oct. 27: Buducnost II - Un.Mediteran
Oct. 27: Pljevlja - Berane 2010
Oct. 27: Gusinje - Gorstak


Balkan League: Galil Gilboa surprise Mornar Bar in Montenegro - by Eurobasket News

Mornar Bar - Galil Gilboa 49:80

Galil Gilboa registered the second consecutive win in Balkan League season. They thrashed Mornar Bar in Montenegro tonight. The defending champions stay on top of Group A at 2-0 record. Mornar Bar fell at 0-2 record. Dagan Yavzuri (193-SG-85) scored 17 points to lead the visitors.
Galil Gilboa used a 10:0 run in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They registered a 21:11 lead at the first break. Mornar Bar collapsed in the second quarter. The hosts accounted for just 2 points in the period as Galil Gilboa piled up a massive 41:13 halftime lead. The margin grew at 42-point mark in the third quarter. Mornar Bar had no chance whatsoever as the Israeli team cruised to the victory at the end. Amit Bier-Katz (208-C-88) nailed 13 points in the win. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 14 points for Mornar Bar. Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) had 7 points in the loss.

Mornar Bar: Lazar Radosavljevic 14, Milija Mikovic 7
Galil Gilboa: Dagan Yavzuri 17, Amit Bier-Katz 13



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  NBA   


Warriors waive Tarence Kinsey, Carlon Brown, Lance Goulbourne, Rick Jackson - by Eurobasket News

As the NBA regular season rapidly approaches, teams continue to trim their rosters, to get down to the 15-player maximum. The Golden State Warriors today waived guards Carlon Brown (6'5''-G-89, college: Colorado) and Tarence Kinsey (6'7''-G-84, college: S.Carolina), as well as forwards Lance Goulbourne (6'8''-F-89, college: Vanderbilt) and Rick Jackson (6'9''-F-89, college: Syracuse). The Warriors now have 15 players under contract.
NBA preseason ends Friday, OCtober 26. The regular season begins Tuesday, October 30.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Bucks pick up 3 players' options - by Eurobasket

The Milwaukee Bucks say they've exercised contract options on Tobias Harris (6'8''-F-92, college: Tennessee), Larry Sanders (6'11''-F-88, college: VCU) and Ekpe Udoh (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Baylor).
The 20-year-old Harris appeared in 42 games last year, including nine starts, during his rookie season. He averaged 5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 11.4 minutes per game. The Bucks exercised the third-year contract option on Harris.
The 23-year-old Sanders played in 52 games last season and led the Bucks in blocks with a total of 76. He also averaged 3.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game.
Udoh split time between Golden State and Milwaukee last season, appearing in 61 games, including 11 starts. The 25-year-old Udoh averaged 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 21.2 minutes. The Bucks exercised fourth-year options on Sanders and Udoh.

Courtesy of ESPN



The Bulls waive Allen - by Eurobasket News

Chicago Bulls waived 24-year old guard Ryan Allen (190-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee).
Allen has never been drafted by the NBA.
His team won Horizon League Regular Season in 2011. Allen was also selected to Horizon League All-Defensive Team in his college time.
He just graduated from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and it is his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Seven pre-season games on Wednesday - by Eurobasket News

The Knicks claimed the third pre-season win as they overcame the Nets 97:95 in overtime on Wednesday. Christopher Copeland (6'8''-F-84, college: Colorado) came up with 16 points to pace the winners. Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton delivered 15 points each for the Knicks. Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) answered with 22 points for the Nets.
The Grizzlies fired past the Magic 115:100 at the Fedexforum. Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) unloaded 20 points, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol contributed 18 points each for the hosts. Nikola Vucevic (6'11''-C-90, college: USC) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the Magic.
Houston upset New Orleand 97:90 on the road. Carlos Delfino (6'7''-SF-82) nailed 20 points coming off the bench. Chandler Parsons added 18 points and 5 boards for the Rockets. Ryan Anderson (6'10''-F-88, college: California) chipped in 23 points for the Hornets in defeat.
The Thunder bettered the Mavericks 88:76 at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas) posted 18 points, while James Harden was helpful with 16 points for the winning side. Jae Crowder (6'6''-F-90, college: Marquette) replied with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the Mavericks.
The Timberwolves secured the 4th win as they rolled past the Pistons 95:76. Chase Budinger (6'7''-F-88, college: Arizona) delivered 21 points, while Derrick Williams added 18 points for Minnesota. Rodney Stuckey (6'5''-PG-86, college: E.Washington) answered with 21 points for the Pistons.
The Wizards surprised the Heat 101:94 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Chris Singleton provided 17 points, while Martell Webster (6'8''-G-86) stepped up with 23 points for the Wizards. Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) responded with 23 points for the Heat.
Eric Bledsoe (6'1''-PG-89, college: Kentucky) accounted for 22 points, 11 assists, 9 steals and 5 rebounds to pace the LA Clippers past their cross-town rivals LA Lakers 97:91 at the Staples Center. Matt Barnes notched 18 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the win. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) answered with 17 points for the Lakers as they suffered the seventh straight loss.



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Top 25 - Men

TOP25 Standings
 1. Indiana 0-0 (0-0) 
 2. Louisville 0-0 (0-0) 
 3. Kentucky 0-0 (0-0) 
 4. Ohio St. 0-0 (0-0) 
 5. Michigan 0-0 (0-0) 
 6. N.Carolina St. 0-0 (0-0) 
 7. Kansas 0-0 (0-0) 
 8. Duke 0-0 (0-0) 
 9. Syracuse 0-0 (0-0) 
 10. Florida 0-0 (0-0) 
 11. Arizona 0-0 (0-0) 
 12. N.Carolina 0-0 (0-0) 
 13. UCLA 0-0 (0-0) 
 14. Michigan St. 0-0 (0-0) 
 15. Creighton 0-0 (0-0) 
 16. Memphis 0-0 (0-0) 
 17. Missouri 0-0 (0-0) 
 18. Baylor 0-0 (0-0) 
 19. UNLV 0-0 (0-0) 
 20. San Diego St. 0-0 (0-0) 
 21. Wisconsin 0-0 (0-0) 
 22. Gonzaga 0-0 (0-0) 
 23. Notre Dame 0-0 (0-0) 
 24. Florida St. 0-0 (0-0) 
 25. Texas 0-0 (0-0) 

Regular Season: Round 1

Nov. 9: Detroit - Northern Michigan
Nov. 9: S. Carolina St. - Claflin
Nov. 9: Tennessee - Kennesaw St.
Nov. 9: East. Michigan - Rochester (MI)
Nov. 9: George Mason - Virginia
Nov. 9: N.C. State - Miami (OH)
Nov. 9: Houston - Florida A&M
Nov. 9: Kansas St. - North Dakota
Nov. 9: TCU - Cal Poly
Nov. 9: Belmont - Lipscomb
Nov. 9: IUPUI - Utah Valley
Nov. 9: San Diego - San Diego Christ.
Nov. 9: Morgan St. - UTSA
Nov. 9: Connecticut - Michigan St.
Nov. 9: Miami (FL) - Stetson
Nov. 9: LIU Brooklyn - Morehead St.
Nov. 9: Pittsburgh - Mount St. Mary's
Nov. 9: Albany - Duquesne
Nov. 9: Florida - Georgetown
Nov. 9: Marquette - Ohio St.
Nov. 9: Georgia Tech - Tulane
Nov. 9: Rider - Robert Morris
Nov. 9: Navy - Marymount
Nov. 9: St. Bonaventure - Bethune-Cookman
Nov. 9: High Point - N.C. Greensboro
Nov. 9: Pennsylvania - UMBC
Nov. 9: Georgia - Jacksonville
Nov. 9: Richmond - Liberty
Nov. 9: Bowling Green - Lake Erie
Nov. 9: Kent St. - Drexel
Nov. 9: Northeastern - Boston U.
Nov. 9: Penn St. - St. Francis (PA)
Nov. 9: Harvard - MIT
Nov. 9: Wake Forest - Radford
Nov. 9: Xavier - Fair. Dickinson
Nov. 9: Campbell - Averett
Nov. 9: Siena - Vermont
Nov. 9: Charlotte - Charleston Sou.
Nov. 9: Colorado - Wofford
Nov. 9: North Carolina - Gardner-Webb
Nov. 9: Davidson - Emory
Nov. 9: Florida St. - South Alabama
Nov. 9: Purdue - Bucknell
Nov. 9: Villanova - Univ. of D.C.
Nov. 9: Monmouth - Hofstra
Nov. 9: Iona - Denver
Nov. 9: N.C. Asheville - Western Carolina
Nov. 9: Duke - Georgia St.
Nov. 9: Old Dominion - Holy Cross
Nov. 9: Appalachian St. - Montreat
Nov. 9: Cleveland St. - Grambling St.
Nov. 9: VCU - Fla Gulf Coast
Nov. 9: Charleston - Towson
Nov. 9: Rhode Island - Norfolk St.
Nov. 9: Oakland - Albion
Nov. 9: Eastern Kentucky - Cincy Christian
Nov. 9: Marshall - Longwood
Nov. 9: Rutgers - St. Peter's
Nov. 9: William & Mary - Hampton
Nov. 9: Seton Hall - Mo. Kansas City
Nov. 9: Coastal Carolina - Akron
Nov. 9: Loyola (MD) - Binghamton
Nov. 9: Austin Peay - Samford
Nov. 9: Wis. Milwaukee - Mary
Nov. 9: Mississippi St. - Troy
Nov. 9: Bradley - Eastern Illinois
Nov. 9: San Diego St. - Syracuse
Nov. 9: Indiana - Bryant
Nov. 9: Alabama A&M - Miles
Nov. 9: Jacksonville St. - Reinhardt
Nov. 9: N.C. A&T - Greensboro
Nov. 9: Texas - Fresno St.
Nov. 9: Auburn - IPFW
Nov. 9: Illinois - Colgate
Nov. 9: Iowa St. - Southern
Nov. 9: North Dakota St. - Valley City St
Nov. 9: Loyola Chicago - Toledo
Nov. 9: LSU - UCSB
Nov. 9: McNeese St. - Louisiana College
Nov. 9: AR Little Rock - Tenn-Martin
Nov. 9: Minnesota - American
Nov. 9: Nebraska Omaha - Northern Illinois
Nov. 9: Arkansas - Sam Houston St.
Nov. 9: Savannah St. - Trinity Baptist
Nov. 9: Saint Louis - S.Car. Upstate
Nov. 9: Kansas - SE Missouri St.
Nov. 9: Texas St. - Fordham
Nov. 9: Northwestern St. - East Texas Baptist
Nov. 9: Texas A&M - Louisiana Tech
Nov. 9: Missouri St. - Philander Smith
Nov. 9: Creighton - North Texas
Nov. 9: Valparaiso - Georgia Southern
Nov. 9: Michigan - Slippery Rock
Nov. 9: Kentucky - Maryland
Nov. 9: Murray St. - Brescia
Nov. 9: Baylor - Lehigh
Nov. 9: Lafayette - St. Francis (NY)
Nov. 9: Middle Tenn. St. - Alabama St.
Nov. 9: Texas Tech - Prairie View A&M
Nov. 9: Marist - Stony Brook
Nov. 9: Alabama - South Dakota St.
Nov. 9: Weber St. - Southwestern (Ariz.)
Nov. 9: Mississippi - Miss. Valley St.
Nov. 9: CSU Bakersfield - TX Arlington
Nov. 9: New Orleans - San Jose St.
Nov. 9: Colorado St. - Montana
Nov. 9: Stephen F. Austin - Howard Payne
Nov. 9: DePaul - UC Riverside
Nov. 9: Oklahoma St. - UC Davis
Nov. 9: Utah - Willamette
Nov. 9: Iowa - TX Pan American
Nov. 9: UTEP - Oral Roberts
Nov. 9: Oregon St. - Niagara
Nov. 9: Gonzaga - Southern Utah
Nov. 9: BYU - Tennessee St.
Nov. 9: Houston Baptist - AR Pine Bluff
Nov. 9: Loyola Marymount -
Nov. 9: Sacramento St. - UC Merced
Nov. 9: Idaho - Wright St.
Nov. 9: CSU Northridge - Pepperdine
Nov. 9: UCLA - Indiana St.
Nov. 9: Stanford - San Francisco
Nov. 9: USC - Coppin St.
Nov. 9: Portland St. - Pacific (OR)
Nov. 9: Hawaii - MD Eastern Shore



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Stats Leaders

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



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COCABA U16 Championship: El Salvador register win over Panama - by Eurobasket News

El Salvador U16 - Panama U16 59:52 (OT)

El Salvador ensured the third victory at the COCABA U16 Championship in Honduras. They prevailed against Panama for 3-1 record in the ladder. Leonardo Hernandez netted 20 points for El Salvador. Panama slipped at 2-2 record after the loss.
Panama jumped in front in the opening quarter. They accumulated an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. El Salvador stiffened their defence and cut the deficit at 4-point mark 24:28 at halftime. El Salvador erased the deficit in the third term. Moreover they surged ahead for a 41:36 advantage. But Panama refused to surrender. They went on a 12:7 run and forced overtime. El Salvador limited Panama to 4 points in the extra period to escape with a narrow win at the end. Luis Escoto (F-96) had 13 points and 6 boards, while Rene Alas added 7 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Luis Henriquez (195-F-96) answered with game-high 26 points and 19 rebounds for Panama. Khalil Balmaceda (188-G-97) netted 11 points in the losing case.

El Salvador U16: Leonardo Hernandez 20, Luis Escoto 13, Rene Alas 7+11 boards
Panama U16: Luis Henriquez 26+19 boards, Khalil Balmaceda 11



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  PHILIPPINES   

Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference

PBA Standings
 1. Talk N Text 5-0 
 2. Rain or Shine 4-1 
 3. Meralco Bolts 3-2 
 4. San Mig Coffee 2-2 
 5. Alaska Aces 2-2 
 6. Petron Blaze 2-3 
 7. Barako Bull 2-3 
 8. Barangay Ginebra 2-3 
 9. Air21 Express 1-4 
 10. Global Port 1-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 24: Rain or Shine - San Mig Coffee 80-79
Oct. 24: Barako Bull - Talk N Text 76-79
Oct. 28: Barangay Ginebra - Alaska Aces
Oct. 28: San Mig Coffee - Barako Bull
Oct. 27: Talk N Text - Rain or Shine
Oct. 26: Global Port - Petron Blaze
Oct. 26: Alaska Aces - Air21 Express


PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mark CAGUIOA
  Barang.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Caguioa, Barang.20.6 
 2. Miller, Global Port20.0 
 3. Chan, Rain or Shine19.3 
 4. Wilson, Air21 Expr.16.7 
 5. Santos, Petron B.16.3 
 6. Cabagnot, Petron16.3 
 7. Lutz, Petron Blaze15.3 
 8. Cruz, Rain or Shine14.0 
 9. Canaleta, Air21 E.12.3 
 10. Isip, Air21 Expre.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Santos, Petron B.11.0 
 2. Cruz, Rain or Shine10.3 
 3. Maierhofer, Barang.9.4 
 4. Washington, Petron8.7 
 5. Mamaril, Barang.8.4 
 6. Taha, Air21 Express8.3 
 7. Quinahan, Rain o.8.3 
 8. Lutz, Petron Blaze8.0 
 9. Miller, Global Port7.0 
 10. Deutchman, Global6.8 
Assists Per Game
 LA TENORIO
  Barang.
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Tenorio, Barang.6.0 
 2. Cabagnot, Petron5.7 
 3. Miller, Global Port5.5 
 4. Norwood, Rain o.5.3 
 5. Lutz, Petron Blaze5.0 
 6. Mandani, Global Po.4.0 
 7. Arboleda, Air21 E.3.7 
 8. Tang, Rain or Shine2.7 
 9. Wilson, Air21 Expr.2.7 
 10. Miranda, Petron B.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  Petron B.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Cabagnot, Petron1.3 
 2. Miller, Global Port1.3 
 3. Chan, Rain or Shine1.3 
 4. Tang, Rain or Shine1.0 
 5. Taha, Air21 Express1.0 
 6. Tenorio, Barang.1.0 
 7. Canaleta, Air21 E.1.0 
 8. Manuel, Global Port1.0 
 9. Caguioa, Barang.0.8 
 10. Ellis, Barangay.0.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Santos, Petron B.2.0 
 2. Baclao, Air21 E.1.7 
 3. Mamaril, Barang.1.4 
 4. Ellis, Barangay.1.3 
 5. Cruz, Rain or Shine1.3 
 6. Washington, Petron1.0 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.0 
 8. Taha, Air21 Express1.0 
 9. Deutchman, Global0.8 
 10. Ildefonso, Petron0.7 



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Trefl Sopot tabs Lorinza Harrington - by Eurobasket

Trefl Sopot (TBL) inked 32-year old American guard Lorinza Harrington (193-80, college: Wingate). Harrington played most recently at Anwil (TBL). In 21 TBL games last season he averaged 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.7apg.
His team made it to the Polish League Semifinals in 2011.
Harrington was also voted to Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Imports Team back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Harrington has played also professionally in Russia (Lokomotiv), Spain (Valencia Basket), Ukraine (Azovmash), NBA (New Orleans Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies), Slovenia (Union Olimpija) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors).
He attended Wingate University until 2002 and it will be his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Major injury in Jezioro Tarnobrzeg - by Maciej Paszyn

Krzysztof Krajniewski (199-F-89) - Jezioro Tarnobrzeg Small Forward - broke his arm on team practice . 23-yers old player will be off from trainings and games probably for next three months.
Injury will stop his reliable season. Krajniewski scored 36 points during first four games. This situation is opening the chance of more minutes for Daniel Wall. According to local press management of Jezioro team aren't planning to get the new player in Kjaniewski place.




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  RUSSIA   

Standings - Superleague A

PBL Standings
 1. CSKA 2-0 
 2. Khimky 1-0 
 3. Spartak SP 1-0 
 4. Krasnie Krilya 1-1 
 5. Lokomotiv 1-1 
 6. Triumph 1-1 
 7. N.Novgorod 1-1 
 8. Spartak-Prim. 1-2 
 9. Unics 0-1 
 10. Enisey 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 24: Triumph - Spartak-Prim. 82-73
Oct. 25: Spartak SP - Lokomotiv
Oct. 28: N.Novgorod - Lokomotiv


Stats Leaders - Superleague A

Points Per Game
 Sergey KARASEV
  Triumph
  (202-SG-93)
  Avg: 19
 1. Karasev, Triumph19.0 
 2. Gillenwater, Spart.18.7 
 3. Simmons, Krasnie18.5 
 4. Jasaitis, Lokomotiv15.5 
 5. Calathes, Lokom.15.0 
 6. Landry, Triumph14.5 
 7. Efevberha, Sparta.13.7 
 8. Nicholas, CSKA13.5 
 9. Trotter, N.Novgorod13.5 
 10. Maric, Lokomotiv13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Primoz BREZEC
  N.Novgorod
  (216-F/C-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Brezec, N.Novgorod10.0 
 2. Gillenwater, Spart.9.7 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv9.5 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA8.0 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.5 
 6. Calathes, Lokom.7.0 
 7. Karasev, Triumph6.5 
 8. Antonov, N.Novgor.6.5 
 9. Panin, N.Novgorod6.5 
 10. McKee, Triumph6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.5.5 
 2. Naimy, Triumph4.5 
 3. Trotter, N.Novgorod4.5 
 4. Komarovskiy, Eni.4.0 
 5. McKee, Triumph4.0 
 6. Teodosic, CSKA3.5 
 7. Delaney, Spartak-.3.3 
 8. Panin, N.Novgorod2.5 
 9. Nicholas, CSKA2.5 
 10. Landry, Triumph2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.5.0 
 2. Surovtsev, Sparta.2.7 
 3. McKee, Triumph2.0 
 4. Landry, Triumph2.0 
 5. Rich, Enisey1.5 
 6. Komarovskiy, Eni.1.5 
 7. Nicholas, CSKA1.5 
 8. Balashov, Krasni.1.5 
 9. Calathes, Lokom.1.5 
 10. Jasaitis, Lokomot.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tasmin MITCHELL
  Triumph
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mitchell, Triumph1.5 
 2. Rizvic, Enisey1.5 
 3. Brezec, N.Novgorod1.0 
 4. Zabelin, Spartak-.1.0 
 5. Delaney, Spartak-.0.7 
 6. Gillenwater, Spart.0.7 
 7. Landry, Triumph0.5 
 8. Savrasenko, Lokom.0.5 
 9. Shashkov, N.Nov.0.5 
 10. Krstic, CSKA0.5 


CSKA loses Zoran Erceg for four months - by Eurobasket News

CSKA will have to deal with the absence of Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) for at least four months. The power forward tore his Achilles tendon during the team's practice. He will undergo surgery in Israel. The estimated recovery period can be up to four months. CSKA have already announced they are studying the market for a possible replacement. Zoran Erceg joined CSKA at the start of the season signing a two-year contract. He tallied 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in PBL. In VTB League the power forward delivered 8.5 points, 5.5 boards and 1.0 assist per appearance. In Euroleague Zoran Erceg notched 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. He was named All-Serbian League Player of the Year in 2008 and All-Turkish League Forward of the Year in 2012. He has been the member of Serbian National Team since 2007.


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Standings - B Liga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 24: Mladost Zemun - Partizan II 94-92
Oct. 24: Napredak A. - Beovuk 72 94-78
Oct. 24: Proleter Naftagas - Plana 88-78
Oct. 24: Crnokosa - Meridiana NS 84-97
Oct. 24: Napredak K. - Zeleznicar 77-72
Oct. 24: Morava - Mladost Cacak 71-66
Oct. 24: Spartak - Radnicki OB 63-71

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: Meridiana NS - Spartak
Oct. 27: Zeleznicar - Crnokosa
Oct. 27: Plana - Napredak K.
Oct. 27: Partizan II - Proleter Naftagas
Oct. 27: Beovuk 72 - Mladost Zemun
Oct. 27: Mladost Cacak - Napredak A.
Oct. 27: Radnicki OB - Morava


Stats Leaders - 1B

Points Per Game
 Milos ANDREJEVIC
  Mlados.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Andrejevic, Mlados.20.3 
 2. Davidovac, Meridia.20.3 
 3. Celebic, Mladost19.3 
 4. Glisovic, Plana18.5 
 5. Vucicevic, Mlados.18.3 
 6. Aranitovic, Partiz.17.5 
 7. Savic, Meridian.16.8 
 8. Stanojevic, Crnok.16.5 
 9. Knezevic, Prolet.16.5 
 10. Andric, Partizan16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zoran MAJKIC
  Prolet.
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Majkic, Prolet.10.5 
 2. Vukovic, Mladost9.8 
 3. Grujic, Morava9.8 
 4. Milincic, Napredak8.8 
 5. Davidovac, Meridia.8.3 
 6. Gugleta, Zeleznicar8.3 
 7. Jankovic, Mladost8.3 
 8. Sikman, Napredak.7.8 
 9. Mihajlovic, Napred.7.5 
 10. Martinovic, Prole.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Perica MITIC
  Morava
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Mitic, Morava6.5 
 2. Mukanovic, Crnok.4.3 
 3. Jojic, Zeleznicar4.0 
 4. Vukotic, Plana3.5 
 5. Mihajlovic, Napred.3.5 
 6. Savic, Meridian.3.3 
 7. Knezevic, Prolet.3.3 
 8. Kuntic, Spartak3.0 
 9. Majkic, Prolet.3.0 
 10. Babovic, Partizan.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sanel MUKANOVIC
  Crnok.
  (192-G-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Mukanovic, Crnok.4.0 
 2. Drakulic, Spartak3.0 
 3. Raonic, Spartak3.0 
 4. Aranitovic, Partiz.3.0 
 5. Djurovic, Meridian.3.0 
 6. Krstic, Beovuk 722.8 
 7. Milojevic, Napreda.2.7 
 8. Zaric, Meridian.2.7 
 9. Prlja, Spartak2.5 
 10. Kuntic, Spartak2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Slobodan GUGLETA
  Zeleznicar
  (-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gugleta, Zeleznicar3.0 
 2. Majkic, Prolet.1.5 
 3. Sikman, Napredak.1.3 
 4. Martinovic, Prolet.1.3 
 5. Davidovac, Meridia.1.0 
 6. Stojanovic, Morava1.0 
 7. Bozovic, Prolet.1.0 
 8. Markovic, Spartak1.0 
 9. Grujic, Morava1.0 
 10. Boricic, Radnicki.0.7 


Balkan League: Kavala hold off OKK Beograd for second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Kavala - OKK Beograd 81:76

Kavala registered the second straight win at the start of Balkan League season. They toppled OKK Beograd to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Nemanja Mitrovic (197-G-90, college: Portland) and Yannis Gagaloudis (192-G-78) scored 17 points each for the winners.
Kavala exploded with a 9:2 start to the game. They accounted for 28 points in the first quarter to gain a 12-point lead. Kavala stretched the lead in the second quarter. The hosts accounted for a 47:30 halftime lead. OKK Beorgad showed some signs of recovery in the third term. The Serbian team cut the distance to 10 points at the final period 49:59. OKK Beograd went on a 12:0 run in the fourth quarter to narrow the gap. The visitors pulled ahead with two minutes remaining in regulation. But Kavala went on a decisive 6:0 run and snatched a tough win at the end. Christoforos Stefanidis (184-PG-80) and William Coleman (206-F-88, college: Memphis) produced 13 points each for the winners. Aleksej Nesovic (189-PG-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Vladimir Popovic (190-G-82) had 18 points apiece for OKK Beograd. Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) had 12 points in the loss.

Kavala: Nemanja Mitrovic 17, Yannis Gagaloudis 17, Christoforos Stefanidis 13, William Coleman 13
OKK Beograd: Aleksej Nesovic 18, Vladimir Popovic 18, Milos Pavlovic 12



Mladen Pantic is new Borac Mozzart center - by Zoran Popovic

Experienced center Mladen Pantic (209-C-82, agency: Alti Sport) is new player of Borac Mozzart. Pantic will stay with Borac at leat until the end of season. During the career Pantic played for FMP Zeleznik, Lavovi 063 Beograd, Atlas Banka Beograd, ALBA Berlin, Kavala, Keravnos, Radnicki Kragujevac, BC Igokea, Hemofarm Vrsac and Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk. In his last season for Dnipro Pantic average scored 10.2 points, 6.9 boards, 1.6 assists per game. Mladen Pantic was member of Yugoslavia U18 and U20 team.


B League Round 4: Napredak Rubin hands first defeat to Zeleznicar - by Eurobasket News

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

Zeleznicar (3-1) recorded its first loss in Krusevac on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Napredak Rubin (3-1) 77-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zeleznicar. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zeleznicar won fourth quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Napredak Rubin made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Zeleznicar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Luka Milojevic (193-G-91) fired 12 points and 4 steals for the winners. Center Sasa Mihajlovic (203-75) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Napredak Rubin's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Center Slobodan Gugleta (-83) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Napredak Rubin moved-up to second place, which they share with Napredak A. and Zeleznicar. Napredak Rubin is looking forward to face Plana (#13) in Velika Plana in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Zeleznicar will play at home against Crnokosa (#10) in Kosjeric and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Beovuk 72 (2-2) against fourth ranked Napredak A. (3-1) on Wednesday night. Visiting Beovuk 72 was defeated by Napredak A. in Aleksinac 94-78. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of Dragoljub Sikman who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Milan Vulic contributed with 19 points for the winners. Forward Marko Babic (196-93) replied with 24 points for Beovuk 72. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Napredak A. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Napredak K. and Zeleznicar. Beovuk 72 at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Napredak A. will play against Mladost Cacak (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beovuk 72 will play against Mladost Zemun (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader Meridiana NS delivered the fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Crnokosa (1-3) 97-84 in Kosjeric. Worth to mention a quality performance of Marko Savic who helped to win the game recording 29 points. At the losing side Bojan Stanojevic responded with 31 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Meridiana NS have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Meridiana NS maintains first position with 4-0 record. Loser Crnokosa dropped to the tenth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Meridiana NS will meet at home bottom-ranked Spartak (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crnokosa will play against the league's second-placed Zeleznicar (#2) in Indjija.
A very interesting game took place in Zemun. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Partizan II (1-3) to eighth ranked Mladost Zemun (2-2) 94-92 on Wednesday evening. The winners were led by Milos Andrejevic who scored that evening 30 points and 7 rebounds. Mladost Zemun's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Mladost Zemun moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Partizan II lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with three games lost. Mladost Zemun's next round opponent will be Beovuk 72 (#5) in Beograd. Partizan II will play at home against Proleter Naftagas (#8) in Zrenjanin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Mladost Cacak was defeated by Morava in Vladicin Han 71-66. Bottom-ranked Spartak was beaten by Radnicki OB at home 63-71. Plana lost to Proleter Naftagas on the opponent's court 78-88.


Morava - Mladost Cacak 71-66

Everything could happen in Vladicin Han at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Morava and 7th ranked Mladost Cacak had identical 1-2 record. This time Morava used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Cacak 71-66. Mladost Cacak was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. The winners were led by forward Nemanja Stankovic (195-89) who scored that evening 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and Antonije Stojkovic supported him with 13 points. Morava's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 19 points and 8 rebounds by forward Strahinja Petkovic (197-92) did not help to save the game for Mladost Cacak. Swingman Goran Vucicevic (195-90) added 13 points for lost side. Four Mladost Cacak players scored in double figures. Morava (2-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Mladost Cacak at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Morava's next round opponent will be Radnicki OB (#6) in Obrenovac. Mladost Cacak will play at home against Napredak A. (#4) in Aleksinac.
Top scorers:
Morava: N.Stankovic 22+6reb+4ast, A.Stojkovic 13+3reb+1ast, P.Mitic 10+3reb+4ast, S.Grujic 8+7reb, M.Milenkovic 6, N.Stojanovic 4+4reb+1ast
Mladost Cacak: S.Petkovic 19+8reb+2ast, G.Vucicevic 13+2reb+1ast, A.Avramovic 10+1ast, M.Jankovic 10+3reb+1ast, L.Spasic 8+3reb+1ast, M.Azanjac 6+4reb
gschID: 198730


Spartak - Radnicki OB 63-71

Everything could happen in Subotica at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Radnicki OB and 14th ranked Spartak had identical 1-2 record. But Spartak was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Obrenovac 71-63. Spartak was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 27-17 charge of Radnicki OB, which allowed them to win the game. They made 27-of-35 charity shots (77.1 percent) during the game. Radnicki OB outrebounded Spartak 41-20 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by Spartak helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by center Marjan Tasic (205-81) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and forward Dusan Sisic (206-90) supported him with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four Radnicki OB players scored in double figures. Even 19 points, 5 assists and 5 steals by Davorin Kuntic did not help to save the game for Spartak. Power forward Aleksandar Drakulic (198-85) added 16 points and 6 steals for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Radnicki OB (2-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Spartak at the other side stay at the bottom position with three games lost. Radnicki OB's next round opponent will be Morava (#9) in Vladicin Han. Spartak will play on the road against the league's leader Meridiana NS (#1) in Novi Sad.
Top scorers:
Radnicki OB: M.Tasic 19+13reb, V.Radojcic 11+1reb+1ast, A.Belanovic 11+6reb+1ast, D.Sisic 10+8reb, I.Huskic 9+3reb, D.Boricic 7+5reb+5ast
Spartak: D.Kuntic 19+5ast, A.Drakulic 16+2reb+1ast, N.Raonic 9+1reb, M.Milisavljevic 8+4reb+1ast, A.Danilovic 6+3reb, M.Markovic 3+5reb
gschID: 198729


Napredak A. - Beovuk 72 94-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Beovuk 72 (2-2) against fourth ranked Napredak A. (3-1) on Wednesday night. Visiting Beovuk 72 was defeated by Napredak A. in Aleksinac 94-78. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Napredak A. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Napredak A. forced 20 Beovuk 72 turnovers. Beovuk 72 was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Dragoljub Sikman who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Guard Milan Vulic (195-91) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Forward Marko Babic (196-93) replied with 24 points and guard Nikola Simic (190-93) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Beovuk 72. Five Napredak A. and four Beovuk 72 players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Napredak A. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Napredak K. and Zeleznicar. Beovuk 72 at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Napredak A. will play against Mladost Cacak (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Beovuk 72 will play against Mladost Zemun (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Napredak A.: M.Vulic 19+1reb+1ast, D.Sikman 16+11reb+1ast, R.Mojsilovic 15+1reb+2ast, A.Miladinovic 12+3reb+1ast, S.Raicevic 10+4reb+4ast, A.Miletic 10+3reb
Beovuk 72: M.Babic 24+4reb, D.Stankovic 13+5reb+2ast, N.Simic 12+4reb+4ast, D.Pejic 10, V.Krstic 7+7reb+2ast, V.Ivanovic 4+2reb
gschID: 198731


Mladost Zemun - Partizan II 94-92

A very interesting game took place in Zemun. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Partizan II (1-3) to eighth ranked Mladost Zemun (2-2) 94-92 on Wednesday evening. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Mladost Zemun dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Partizan II's 32. Mladost Zemun forced 21 Partizan II turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. 32 personal fouls committed by Partizan II helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by forward Milos Andrejevic (198-89) who scored that evening 30 points and 7 rebounds and Montenegrin power forward Nikola Vukovic (202-90) supported him with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Mladost Zemun's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 27 points and 4 steals by Mihajlo Andric (200-94, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for Partizan II. point guard Petar Aranitovic (192-94) added 21 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Four Mladost Zemun and five Partizan II players scored in double figures. Mladost Zemun moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Partizan II lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with three games lost. Mladost Zemun's next round opponent will be Beovuk 72 (#5) in Beograd. Partizan II will play at home against Proleter Naftagas (#8) in Zrenjanin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mladost Zemun: M.Andrejevic 30+7reb+2ast, N.Vukovic 18+9reb+2ast, N.Celebic 14+1reb+4ast, N.Banjanin 13+4reb+2ast, M.Dugosija 8+7reb+1ast, J.Kantar 4+4reb+1ast
Partizan II: M.Andric 27+4reb+3ast, P.Aranitovic 21+5reb+1ast, A.Jugovic 17+4reb+3ast, B.Babovic 13+4reb+7ast, M.Djordjevic 10+6reb+2ast, N.Djordjevic 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 198732


Crnokosa - Meridiana NS 84-97

Undefeated leader Meridiana NS delivered the fourth consecutive victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 6th ranked Crnokosa (1-3) 97-84 in Kosjeric. Crnokosa was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Meridiana NS forced 20 Crnokosa turnovers and outrebounded them 34-17 including 23 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a quality performance of guard Marko Savic (197-87) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and Ivan Djurovic who added 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Meridiana NS players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Bojan Stanojevic (205-88) responded with 31 points and guard Nenad Kasabasic (190-84) scored 20 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Meridiana NS have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Meridiana NS maintains first position with 4-0 record. Loser Crnokosa dropped to the tenth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Meridiana NS will meet at home bottom-ranked Spartak (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crnokosa will play against the league's second-placed Zeleznicar (#2) in Indjija.
Top scorers:
Meridiana NS: M.Savic 29+4reb+2ast, I.Djurovic 22+5reb+3ast, B.Davidovac 18+11reb, M.Stanojevic 12+4reb+2ast, M.Turanjanin 7+1reb, V.Roncevic 5+5reb
Crnokosa: B.Stanojevic 31+4reb+1ast, N.Kasabasic 20+3reb+4ast, N.Stanimirovic 16+1reb, S.Stojanovic 6+1reb+1ast, S.Mukanovic 6+4reb+8ast, N.Bogdanovic 3+1reb
gschID: 198735


Napredak K. - Zeleznicar 77-72

Undefeated Zeleznicar (3-1) recorded its first loss in Krusevac on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Napredak Rubin (3-1) 77-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zeleznicar. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zeleznicar won fourth quarter 19-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Napredak Rubin made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Zeleznicar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Luka Milojevic (193-91) fired 12 points and 4 steals for the winners. Center Sasa Mihajlovic (203-75) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Napredak Rubin players scored in double figures. Napredak Rubin's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Center Slobodan Gugleta (-83) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and Bosnian guard Vladimir Jojic (185-75) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Napredak Rubin moved-up to second place, which they share with Napredak A. and Zeleznicar. Napredak Rubin is looking forward to face Plana (#13) in Velika Plana in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Zeleznicar will play at home against Crnokosa (#10) in Kosjeric and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Napredak K.: M.Radivojevic 14+1reb, S.Mihajlovic 12+6reb+1ast, M.Radonjic 12+2reb+3ast, L.Milojevic 12+4reb+3ast, M.Masalusic 7+3reb, V.Radmanovac 5+1reb+2ast
Zeleznicar: S.Gugleta 17+7reb, V.Jojic 14+2reb+4ast, S.Stanojevic 14+4reb+2ast, N.Vujovic 9+5reb+2ast, M.Ognjenovic 8+3reb, A.Djordjevic 5+3ast
gschID: 198734


Proleter Naftagas - Plana 88-78

Everything could happen in Zrenjanin at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Proleter Naftagas and 11th ranked Plana had identical 1-2 record. This time Proleter Naftagas used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Velika Plana 88-78. The game was mostly controlled by Proleter Naftagas. Plana was better in fourth quarter 29-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Proleter Naftagas brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. The winners were led by center Zoran Majkic (207-78) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and center Miso Martinovic (205-88) supported him with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Proleter Naftagas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by guard Miroslav Radic (195-84) did not help to save the game for Plana. Center Nikola Glisovic (209-73) added 16 points for lost side. Five Proleter Naftagas and four Plana players scored in double figures. Proleter Naftagas (2-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Plana lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Proleter Naftagas' next round opponent will be Partizan II (#12) in Beograd and are hoping to win another game. Plana will play at home against Napredak Rubin in Krusevac.
Top scorers:
Proleter Naftagas: Z.Majkic 25+13reb+4ast, N.Knezevic 16+2reb+3ast, M.Martinovic 11+10reb+1ast, P.Nikolic 11+1reb+1ast, N.Subotic 10+5reb+2ast, D.Bozovic 10+3reb+3ast
Plana: M.Radic 20+8reb+3ast, N.Glisovic 16+4reb+2ast, D.Milosavljevic 13+6reb+1ast, I.Vukotic 13+1reb+2ast, I.Kesar 5+6reb, I.Milosevic 5+1ast
gschID: 198733



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Thank You and Goodbye - by Thomas Kottra

A bad start caused problems in champion team family of Prievidza. It is true that the squad led by coach Jamie Andrisevic lost only first two matches but there were another four loses in pre-season, making it six-in-a-row.
Supporters immediately called for a revisions including prompt department of new coach. Except bad results and unsatisfying performances of the team which wanted to compete fr a title, there were other issues that were fans not liking. As we published earlier in September, fans favorite Sullivan Phillips was reportedly turned down by the coach. Club released that time only a short statement, that Sulli decided to play abroad.
After second round there was made a clear decision of the management firing Andrisevic and replacing him by assistant Blaho who already lost his big premiere as head-coach against Svit. After leading by almost 20 points in first half, Prievidza was not able to complete the match in front and claim two points.
The club is currently looking for a new coach.



Thank You and Goodbye, Jamie! - by Thomas Kottra

A bad start caused problems in champion team family of BC Prievidza. It is true that the squad led by coach Jamie Andrisevic lost only first two matches of the season but there were another four L's in the pre-season, making it six-in-a-row.
Supporters immediately called for a revisions including prompt department of new coach. Except bad results and unsatisfying performances of the team which wanted to compete for a title, there were other issues that were fans not liking. As we published earlier in September, fans favorite Sullivan Phillips (198-G/F-79, college: Wash.Adventist) was reportedly turned down by the coach. Club released that time only a short statement, that "Sulli decided to play abroad".
After second round there was made a clear decision of the management firing Andrisevic and replacing him by assistant Martin Blaho who already lost his big premiere as head-coach against BK Iskra Svit. After leading by almost 20 points in first half, BC Prievidza was not able to complete the match in front and claim two points.
The club is currently looking for a new coach.



Big changes in Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit has made some changes before their upcoming match against Handlova. The reason for that change is the position in the Extraliga. They lost four of five matches in this season. So they released Nikola Vladovic (213-C/F-87) and Justin Archie (187-PG-88, college: Lindsey Wilson) and they have two new players on their roster. First one is american guard Curtis Allen (193-G-86, agency: TSS Management, college: ORU). Allen has played last season in another slovak club BK Inter Bratislava. He started for Bratislava in 13 games with an average of 11.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1spg. In december he moved to Iceland to U.M.F. Tindastoll. There he was member of starting five with 16 appearances and averaged of 16.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.8apg. Also he was the second best player in Iceland league in steals - 2.8spg. The second new face in BK Iskra Svit roster is Marko Latinovic (202-F-87, college: Erskine). Latinovic has also started last season in Iceland for Thor Thorl. In 8 games he averaged 8.5ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1apg. Then he moved to Luxembourg to Basket Esch. In 5 games he averaged as member of starting five 14.2ppg, 5.2rpg. Vladinovic has also playes in Maldives two years ago. For now he is in Svit on try-out.


Familiar face comes back to Slovakia - by Michal Duchovic

BK Inter Bratislava has strenghten their squad with Nenad Milosevic (190-G-83). For slovak basketball fans is this name very known, because Milosevic has played most of his pro career in Slovakia. In his basketball career he played for Handlova, Svit, Pezinok, Levice and the last time he played for BK Inter Bratislava where he comes back. Last season he moved from BK Inter Bratislava to Austria, where he played for Chin Min Dragons UBC St. Polten. As a member of starting five he started in 19 games with average of 3.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.8apg, 1.4spg. This season he stayed in Chin Min Dragons UBC St. Polten, but he nod on offer of BK Inter Bratislava.


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MZT Skopje may add coach Ales Pipan to their roster, ex Zadar - by Eurobasket News

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) is about to hire 53-year old Slovenian ex-national team coach assistant head coach Ales Pipan. Pipan coached KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Pipan was also involved in Slovenian international program for some years. He coached Slovenian Senior National Team between 1998 and 2003 and previously U22 National Team between 1998 and 2003. Pipan coached Slovenian at the European Championships in Lithuania last year.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 24: Sonic Boom KT - Samsung Th. 66-72
Oct. 24: LG Sakers - Anyang KGC 62-90
Oct. 23: Goyang Orions - SK Knights 58-80
Oct. 25: Mobis Phoebus - Dongbu Promy
Oct. 25: ET Land - KCC Egis
Oct. 26: Goyang Orions - Anyang KGC
Oct. 26: SK Knights - Sonic Boom KT



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Josep Berrocal leaves Alicante to join BC Donetsk - by Eurobasket News

Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) will reportedly be the new head coach of BC Donetsk. The Spanish specialist has agreed on terms of contract termination with Lucentum Alicante. He is expected to leave the team tonight and head to Ukraine in the upcoming days. BC Donetsk was left without the head coach after firing Vlada Jovanovic (agency: Beo Basket ).
Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) is not new to Ukraine. He guided Budivelnyk Kyiv in 2010/11 season. The Spanish specialist led the team to the Superleague title in that season. Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) also worked with Joventut, FC Barcelona and Menorca Basquet. He was Spanish ACB Champion in 2004 and 2009. He also led his team to the LEB Gold Playoff Champion in 2012.



Caja Laboral extend Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca for 10 days - by Eurobasket News

Caja Laboral signed Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca (212-C-83) for another ten days. The Spanish centre has been with the Vitoria team since the start of the season. He appeared in three ACB games. The centre notched 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in those appearances.


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Standings - Basketligan

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 23: Norrkoping - Boras 96-79
Oct. 24: Uppsala - Solna 93-74
Oct. 23: Eagles - LF Basket 91-97
Oct. 23: Eco Orebro - Sodertalje 65-82
Oct. 23: Sundsvall - Jamtland 106-78
Oct. 23: 08 - Nassjo 101-71

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 26: LF Basket - Sundsvall
Oct. 26: 08 - Norrkoping
Oct. 26: Nassjo - Uppsala
Oct. 26: Jamtland - Boras
Oct. 30: Sodertalje - Eagles
Oct. 30: Solna - Eco Orebro

Round 9

Oct. 30: Uppsala - Norrkoping


Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Miller, Boras25.7 
 2. Krayem, Eagles20.7 
 3. Cuffee, Sundsvall19.3 
 4. Jeansson, Uppsala19.0 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.8 
 6. Wesby, Sundsvall18.7 
 7. Bizaca, Sodertalje18.7 
 8. Walker, Nassjo18.5 
 9. Klaric, Jamtland17.8 
 10. Palm, Boras17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 11
 1. Palm, Boras11.0 
 2. Walker, Nassjo9.3 
 3. Simms, Sodertalje9.3 
 4. Baeringsson, Sunds.8.8 
 5. Santee, Eco Orebro8.5 
 6. Toutziarakis, Solna8.3 
 7. Taylor, Eagles8.2 
 8. Igbavboa, LF Bask.7.3 
 9. Thomas, Boras7.2 
 10. McKnight, Boras7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Uppsala
  (190-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Carter, Uppsala5.3 
 2. Miller, Boras5.0 
 3. Krayem, Eagles5.0 
 4. Jeromanovs, Norrk.5.0 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje4.7 
 6. Ahonen, Solna4.7 
 7. Beck, 084.7 
 8. Hellgren, Jamtland4.6 
 9. Castle, Eco Orebro4.3 
 10. Levin, Solna4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Uppsala
  (190-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Carter, Uppsala2.3 
 2. Fernandes, Jamtl.2.3 
 3. McKnight, Boras1.8 
 4. Krayem, Eagles1.8 
 5. Walker, Nassjo1.8 
 6. Inan, 081.7 
 7. Wazzi, Nassjo1.7 
 8. Ermolinskij, Norrk.1.7 
 9. Dugat, LF Basket1.7 
 10. Person, LF Basket1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Simms, Sodertalje1.8 
 2. Hughes, Norrkoping1.5 
 3. Palm, Boras1.0 
 4. Henderson, LF Ba.1.0 
 5. Taylor, Eagles0.8 
 6. Johnson, Solna0.8 
 7. Cvilak, 080.8 
 8. McKnight, Boras0.7 
 9. Carter, Uppsala0.7 
 10. Nilsson, Sundsvall0.6 


Basketligan Round 6: Undefeated Boras Basket loses their first game against Norrkoping Dolphins - by Eurobasket News

After 6 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Basketligan and who belongs to weaker ones.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Boras Basket (5-1) on the court of ninth ranked Norrkoping Dolphins on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Norrkoping Dolphins 96-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Boras Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Norrkoping Dolphins. Boras Basket managed to win fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Boras Basket 45-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. Norrkoping Dolphins looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Icelandic guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Norrkoping Dolphins' coach Paul Burke used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international center Michael Palm (209-79, college: W.Washington, agency: R.H.Consultancy) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Defending champion (3-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with LF Basket and 08. Boras Basket at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Sodertalje. Norrkoping Dolphins is looking forward to face higher ranked Uppsala Basket (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Boras Basket will play against KFUM Jamtland and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Solna Vikings (4-2) against fifth ranked Uppsala Basket (4-2) on Wednesday night. Visiting Solna Vikings were crushed by Uppsala Basket in Uppsala 93-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Solna Vikings. Australian point guard Rhys Carter (190-84) notched 15 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and Johan Jeansson supported him with 18 points. Even a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds by Slovakian power forward Justin Sedlak (205-87, college: Florida Tech) did not help to save the game for Solna Vikings. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Uppsala Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with Solna and Sundsvall. Uppsala Basket will play against Norrkoping Dolphins (#7) in Norrkoping in the next round. Solna Vikings will play at home against Eco Orebro (#11) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Nassjo (0-6) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to sixth ranked 08 Stockholm (3-3) 101-71 on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Isiah Brown who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was William Walker who recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. 08 Stockholm maintains sixth position with 3-3 record, which they share with Norrkoping and LF Basket. Newly promoted Nassjo still closes the standings with six games lost. 08 Stockholm will meet at home Norrkoping Dolphins (#7) in the next round. Nassjo will play against Uppsala Basket (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: Sodertalje won against Eco Orebro on the opponent's court 82-65. Eagles unfortunately lost to LF Basket in a home game 91-97. Jamtland were rolled over Sundsvall on the road 78-106.


Uppsala - Solna 93-74

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Solna Vikings (4-2) against fifth ranked Uppsala Basket (4-2) on Wednesday night. Visiting Solna Vikings were crushed by Uppsala Basket in Uppsala 93-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Solna Vikings. The game was mostly controlled by Uppsala Basket. Solna Vikings was better in third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Australian point guard Rhys Carter (190-84) notched 15 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and the former international Johan Jeansson (198-85) supported him with 18 points. Four Uppsala Basket players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds by Slovakian power forward Justin Sedlak (205-87, college: Florida Tech) did not help to save the game for Solna Vikings. American guard Kelvin Lewis (195-88, college: Houston, agency: Pro One Sports) added 17 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Uppsala Basket moved-up to third place, which they share with Solna and Sundsvall. Uppsala Basket will play against Norrkoping Dolphins (#7) in Norrkoping in the next round. Solna Vikings will play at home against Eco Orebro (#11) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Uppsala: J.Jeansson 18+4reb, S.Grundberg 17+2reb, M.Nakos 15+2ast, R.Carter 15+2reb+7ast, T.Jackson 7+2reb+2ast, O.Lindell 6+1reb+1ast
Solna: J.Sedlak 23+10reb, K.Lewis 17+2reb, R.Ahonen 7+2reb+7ast, S.Toutziarakis 6+5reb+1ast, J.Nystrom 6+2reb+1ast, D.Johnson 6+4reb
gschID: 195819


Eco Orebro - Sodertalje 65-82

Very expected game when 11th ranked Eco Orebro (1-5) was defeated at home by third ranked Sodertalje Kings (5-1) 82-65 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Sodertalje Kings. Eco Orebro managed to win third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sodertalje Kings forced 19 Eco Orebro turnovers. The best player for the winners was American center Kenneth Simms (203-86, college: Cumberland, agency: JEMsports) who scored 22 points. Bosnian forward Toni Bizaca (202-82) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Darris Santee (203-87, college: UNLV) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American-Bosnian point guard Terell Castle (182-72, college: Nicholls St., agency: Court Side) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively. Four Eco Orebro players scored in double figures. Sodertalje Kings have a solid four-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Boras lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Eco Orebro keeps the eleventh place with five games lost. Sodertalje Kings will meet at home White Eagles (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Eco Orebro will play against Solna Vikings.
Top scorers:
Sodertalje: K.Simms 22+3reb+1ast, T.Bizaca 15+5reb+1ast, A.Lindqvist 13+5reb+2ast, D.Pita 12+1reb+1ast, T.Borg 7+3reb+4ast, M.Pahlmblad 7+2reb+1ast
Eco Orebro: D.Santee 16+12reb+3ast, T.Whitworth 16+3reb+1ast, T.Castle 14+4reb+6ast, B.Barton 10+2reb+1ast, F.Larsson 5+2reb+2ast, F.Urli 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 181941


Eagles - LF Basket 91-97

Everything could happen in Stockholm at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked LF Basket and 8th ranked White Eagles had identical 2-3 record. But White Eagles were not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Lulea 97-91 on Tuesday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But White Eagles won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. LF Basket made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for LF Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 68.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Henry Dugat (183-87, college: Baylor) who scored 23 points and 4 steals. American-German center Urule Igbavboa (203-87, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Omar Krayem (185-86, college: Cal.Baptist, agency: Three Eye Sports) who recorded 22 points and 5 assists and Serbian guard Nenad Stefanovic (193-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 points and 7 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. LF Basket (3-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Norrkoping and 08. White Eagles lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with Jamtland. LF Basket will meet at home higher ranked Sundsvall Dragons (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. White Eagles will play against the league's second-placed Sodertalje Kings (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
LF Basket: H.Dugat 23+4reb+3ast, U.Igbavboa 15+5reb, M.Soskic 14+3reb+3ast, C.Ryan 13+2reb+3ast, A.Person 13+2reb, E.Henderson 13+6reb+1ast
Eagles: O.Krayem 22+3reb+5ast, S.Inan 16+5reb, N.Stefanovic 11+4reb+7ast, J.Taylor 11+7reb+3ast, M.Ljujic 10+4reb+2ast, D.Kitanovic 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 181940


Sundsvall - Jamtland 106-78

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked KFUM Jamtland (2-4) was rolled over on the road by fifth ranked Sundsvall Dragons (4-2) 106-78 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Sundsvall Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 60.3 percent from the field and made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Sundsvall Dragons outrebounded KFUM Jamtland 31-20 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Michael Cuffee (195-83, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Icelandic point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern) chipped in 18 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Darryl Hudson (195-85, college: Howard) who recorded 18 points and 5 rebounds and American-Liberian power forward Boakai Lalugba (202-81, college: Bucknell) added 15 points respectively. Five Sundsvall Dragons and four KFUM Jamtland players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sundsvall Dragons moved-up to third place, which they share with Solna and Uppsala. Loser KFUM Jamtland dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with Eagles. Sundsvall Dragons will meet LF Basket (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. KFUM Jamtland will play against the league's leader Boras Basket and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sundsvall: J.Sigurdarson 18+1reb+1ast, E.Salon 17+2ast, M.Cuffee 16+6reb+2ast, W.Gutenius 13+4reb+1ast, H.Baeringsson 11+5reb+1ast, J.Holmback 8+1reb+4ast
Jamtland: D.Hudson 18+5reb+2ast, B.Lalugba 15+3reb+2ast, D.Klaric 11+2reb+2ast, J.Ronstrom 10+1reb+1ast, A.Karlsson 8+5reb, L.Marolt 6+2ast
gschID: 181939


08 - Nassjo 101-71

Bottom-ranked Nassjo (0-6) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to sixth ranked 08 Stockholm (3-3) 101-71 on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by 08 Stockholm. Nassjo managed to win third quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 08 Stockholm shot 61.7 percent from the field. 08 Stockholm outrebounded Nassjo 33-22 including a 24-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Isiah Brown (203-89, college: E.Tenn.St.) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international center Joakim Blom (211-76, agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward William Walker (200-87, college: Bethel, IN, agency: Warren Sports International) who recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Serbian power forward Srdjan Damjanovic (204-79) added 10 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. 08 Stockholm maintains sixth position with 3-3 record, which they share with Norrkoping and LF Basket. Newly promoted Nassjo still closes the standings with six games lost. 08 Stockholm will meet at home Norrkoping Dolphins (#7) in the next round. Nassjo will play against Uppsala Basket (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
08: I.Brown 26+12reb, J.Blom 16+4reb, B.Cvilak 13+3reb, N.Hedstrom 12+3reb+2ast, O.Ilunga 9+1reb+4ast, W.Beck 8+3reb+4ast
Nassjo: W.Walker 15+6reb+4ast, S.Damjanovic 10+4reb+1ast, S.Lukasiak 10+1reb, K.Palmqvist 10+2reb, K.Wazzi 7+1reb+5ast, A.Thorangen 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 181938


Norrkoping - Boras 96-79

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Boras Basket (5-1) on the court of ninth ranked Norrkoping Dolphins on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Norrkoping Dolphins 96-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Boras Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Norrkoping Dolphins. Boras Basket managed to win fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Boras Basket 45-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. Norrkoping Dolphins looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Icelandic guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Norrkoping Dolphins' coach Paul Burke used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international center Michael Palm (209-79, college: W.Washington, agency: R.H.Consultancy) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard James Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 18 points and 6 assists. Five Norrkoping Dolphins and four Boras Basket players scored in double figures. Defending champion (3-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with LF Basket and 08. Boras Basket at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Sodertalje. Norrkoping Dolphins is looking forward to face higher ranked Uppsala Basket (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Boras Basket will play against KFUM Jamtland and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Norrkoping: P.Ermolinskij 18+8reb+5ast, M.Ringstrom 16+3reb+1ast, J.Hughes 13+6reb+1ast, E.Jeromanovs 11+6reb+7ast, A.Saks 10+3reb+1ast, R.Hanke 10+10reb+2ast
Boras: M.Palm 22+10reb+1ast, J.Miller 18+1reb+6ast, T.Oglesby 13+4reb+2ast, C.McKnight 13+8reb, J.Thomas 7+7reb+3ast, H.Carlsson 3+1reb
gschID: 181937



Brown number one in Sweden for Round 6 - by Eurobasket News

American forward Isiah Brown (203-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for 08, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Round 6.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Nassjo (#12, 0-6) with 30-point margin 101-71. 08 maintains the 6th position in Swedish Basketligan. 08 is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. In the team's last game Brown had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be 08's top player in his first season with the team. Isiah Brown averages this season 13.7ppg and 6.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Icelandic Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) of Norrkoping. Ermolinskij had a very good evening with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Norrkoping to another comfortable win 96-79 over the higher-ranked Boras (#1, 5-1) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Norrkoping to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Ermolinskij is a newcomer at Norrkoping, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Michael Palm (209-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) of league's top team Boras. Palm scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Palm's great performance Boras lost 79-96 to the lower-ranked Norrkoping (#7, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Boras had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Palm's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Palm has a great season in Sweden. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.0rpg (#1 in league). Michael Palm has also Swedish passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Sedlak (205-F/C-87) of Solna - 23 points and 10 rebounds
5. Henry Dugat (183-G-87) of LF Basket - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Stefan Grundberg (196-SF-82) of Uppsala - 17 points and 2 rebounds
7. Rhys Carter (190-PG-84) of Uppsala - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Darris Santee (203-F-87) of Eco Orebro - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Kenneth Simms (203-C-86) of Sodertalje - 22 points and 3 rebounds
10. Michael Cuffee (195-F-83) of Sundsvall - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Swiss Central Basket lands Nathan Connolly - by Luca Maffioli

Swiss Central Basket added to their roster 35-year old American swingman Nathan Connolly. He started last season in Swiss with SAV Vacallo (only three games), then he moved to BBC Nyon averaging 13.7 points (FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 88.2%), 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 7 LNA games. He already played one game with Swiss Central Basket and he scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist.


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Paul Miller signs at Dijon, ex Bandirma Kir. - by Eurobasket

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) landed 30-year old American power forward Paul Miller (208-112kg-82, college: Wichita State). Miller played most recently at Bandirma Kirmizi in Turkish TBL league. In 24 TBL games last season he averaged 12.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.5apg. He also played at Aliaga Petkim in TBL earlier that season. In two TBL games last year he had 7.5ppg and 6.0rpg. In 2006 Kansas Cagerz selected him as fifth overall pick in USBL draft.
He attended Wichita State and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Millers team made it to the Polish Cup final in 2011.
He was also voted to Polish League All-Imports Team (by PLK) back in 2009.
Miller is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Russia (Triumph Lyubertsy), NBA (New York Knicks), Poland (Anwil, Polonia W-wa and KK Swiecie) and South Korea (Goyang Orions).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Anadolu Efes bring back Esteban Batista - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes brought back Esteban Batista (208-C/F-83, agency: Duran International). The Uruguayan centre is meant to replace injured Stanko Barac (216-C-86). Barac suffered an elbow injury and would miss one month of action. Esteban Batista played for Anadolu Efes last season. He notched 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in Euroleague. In TBL his stats read 7.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per appearance. He was released by the team in the pre-season but did not find the team and now would return to Istanbul. Esteban Batista has been the member of Uruguayan National Team since 2003. He averaged 12.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game at the 2012 Fiba Americas in Mar del Plata. He was named All-Uruguay LUB Player of the Year in 2005 and All-Fiba Americas Best Centre in 2009.


Mersin consider Willie Solomon - by Ugur Turker

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi is looking to strengthen its roster with a point guard. After slow start for a new season with two consecutive loss, coach Mete Babaoglu wants new player who can help the team sharing game time with Holston. Mete Babaoglu said that " We are considering Willie Solomon (187-G-78, college: Clemson) but nothing concrete yet. At the same time, we have other options on the table who cut from NBA teams " Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi will play all matches in road due to reconstruction of gym and they lost against Pinar Karsiyaka and Tofas.


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Swanston is one of the top finishers... - by David Edole

If you're looking for entertaining dunks this high school season, look no further than these players right here as Rameybasketball.com presents the top dunkers for the upcoming season that we have seen.

Player School AAU Team
1. 6-6 Malik Ray McCluer Team Ramey
2. 6-7 Raymond Doby CBC Mac Irvin Fire
3. 6-3 Deshawn Munson East St. Louis St. Louis Eagles
4. 6-7 Jordan Barnett CBC St. Louis Eagles
5. 6-4 Kyle Lemons Howell North St. Louis Eagles
6. 6-2 Jeremiah Price Soldan N/A
7. 6-4 Rasheed Swanston (196-F-95) St. Louis Christian N/A
8. 6-4 Ralph Bellamy Rivers of Life St. Louis Prophets
9. 6-7 Marcus Hinton East St. Louis Team St. Louis
10. 6-5 Malcolm Hill Belleville East SW IL Jets
Others: Malik Brown Career Academy, Jordan Martin Hazelwood Central, Armon Fletcher Edwardsville,




Former Eudora Kean on TV - by David Edole

Peter Bailey will be on 105 Jamz tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:15 am with Rashidi Clenance, spread the word, tune in...
The St. Thomas native is the host of hit TV show Nitecap with Peter Bailey. Take a look at his work below.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/24/future-rapper-nitecap-peter-bailey_n_2009015.html

The Frydenhoj resident has recently concluded shooting THE NORTH STAR movie starring Jeremiah Trotter, Lynn Whitfield and Keith David. Take
a look below at the movie and cast.
http://thenorthstarmovie.com/home/




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Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. Azovmash 7-2 
 2. Khimik 6-2 
 3. Ferro-ZNTU 6-2 
 4. Budivelnyk 5-2 
 5. Halychyna 5-2 
 6. BC Donetsk 5-3 
 7. Hoverla 4-3 
 8. Kryvbasbasket 4-4 
 9. Cherkasy 3-3 
 10. Dnipro 2-5 
 11. BC Odessa 2-6 
 12. DniproAzot 1-5 
 13. Mykolaiv 1-5 
 14. BC Kyiv 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 13

Oct. 24: BC Donetsk - Ferro-ZNTU 86-59
Oct. 24: Azovmash - Kryvbasbasket 84-72

Regular Season: Round 14

Oct. 26: BC Donetsk - Kryvbasbasket
Oct. 26: Azovmash - Ferro-ZNTU
Oct. 26: Hoverla - Mykolaiv
Oct. 26: Halychyna - Cherkasy
Oct. 26: BC Odessa - Khimik
Oct. 26: Dnipro - Budivelnyk
Oct. 26: DniproAzot - BC Kyiv


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Charles THOMAS
  Cherkasy
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Thomas, Cherkasy18.5 
 2. Mitchell, Halychyna18.4 
 3. Culpepper, Fe.18.1 
 4. Goods, BC Kyiv17.4 
 5. Chappell, Fe.17.0 
 6. Low, Dnipro16.7 
 7. Dykes, Hoverla16.4 
 8. Mayo, Mykolaiv16.0 
 9. Love, BC Odessa15.9 
 10. Mitchell, Mykolaiv15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jarrod JONES
  BC Kyiv
  (205-F-90)
  Avg: 9
 1. Jones, BC Kyiv9.0 
 2. Eziukwu, Kryvbasb.8.7 
 3. Moore, Fe.8.6 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Hal.8.3 
 5. Lesic, Khimik7.3 
 6. Perkins, BC Donet.7.2 
 7. Pearson, Hoverla7.1 
 8. Ljubicic, Cherkasy7.0 
 9. Muldrow, Dnipr.6.8 
 10. Werner, Fe.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Doron PERKINS
  BC Donetsk
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Perkins, BC Donet.6.8 
 2. Lawrence, Hoverla6.6 
 3. Culpepper, Fe.6.4 
 4. Deane, Khimik6.3 
 5. Florence, Kryvbasb.6.1 
 6. Low, Dnipro5.0 
 7. Greer, Azovmash4.8 
 8. Mitchell, Halychyna4.3 
 9. Vasiljevic, Halych.4.3 
 10. Gordic, Azovmash4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald DAVIS
  DniproAzot
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Davis, DniproAzot2.3 
 2. Chappell, Fe.2.3 
 3. Eziukwu, Kryvbasb.2.2 
 4. Mitchell, Mykolaiv2.0 
 5. Tsintsadze, Budiv.2.0 
 6. Dykes, Hoverla2.0 
 7. Zimmerman, Dnipr.1.8 
 8. Vasylius, Dnipro1.8 
 9. Culpepper, Fe.1.8 
 10. Kryvych, BC Odes.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 D''or FISCHER
  BC Donetsk
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fischer, BC Donet.2.3 
 2. Muldrow, Dnipr.2.2 
 3. Eziukwu, Kryvbasb.1.7 
 4. Goodridge, Khimik1.6 
 5. Hunter, Cherkasy1.5 
 6. Balashov, BC Odes.1.5 
 7. Kickert, Dnipro1.4 
 8. Kozlov, Mykolaiv1.2 
 9. Bobrov, BC Kyiv1.0 
 10. Onufriyev, Mykola.1.0 


Josep Berrocal leaves Alicante to join BC Donetsk - by Eurobasket News

Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) will reportedly be the new head coach of BC Donetsk. The Spanish specialist has agreed on terms of contract termination with Lucentum Alicante. He is expected to leave the team tonight and head to Ukraine in the upcoming days. BC Donetsk was left without the head coach after firing Vlada Jovanovic (agency: Beo Basket ).
Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) is not new to Ukraine. He guided Budivelnyk Kyiv in 2010/11 season. The Spanish specialist led the team to the Superleague title in that season. Josep Berrocal (agency: Stanislav Ryzhov ) also worked with Joventut, FC Barcelona and Menorca Basquet. He was Spanish ACB Champion in 2004 and 2009. He also led his team to the LEB Gold Playoff Champion in 2012.



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

23-year old guard Manny Harris (196-G-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Azovmash and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Kryvbasbasket (#8, 4-4) 84-72. It allowed Azovmash to take over top position in the Ukrainian league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Azovmash has a very solid 7-2 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Harris turned to be Azovmash's top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Doron Perkins (188-PG-83) of BC Donetsk. He is American guard in his first season at BC Donetsk. In the last game Perkins recorded impressive double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he lead BC Donetsk to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#3, 6-2) 86-59. This victory allowed BC Donetsk to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Perkins is a newcomer at BC Donetsk and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Zoran Krstanovic (204-C-82, agency: TSS Management) of Kryvbasbasket (#8). Krstanovic scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Krstanovic's great performance Kryvbasbasket lost 72-84 to the higher-ranked Azovmash (#1, 7-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Kryvbasbasket needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Krstanovic has a very solid season. In 8 games in Ukraine he scored 10.5ppg. He also has 5.4rpg and FGP: 56.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) of Azovmash - 21 points
5. Ramel Curry (192-G-80) of BC Donetsk - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. D'or Fischer (211-C-81) of BC Donetsk - 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Tadija Dragicevic (206-F/C-86) of Azovmash - 10 points and 6 rebounds
8. Callistus Eziukwu (208-F/C-85) of Kryvbasbasket - 11 points and 6 rebounds
9. Nemanja Gordic (192-PG-88) of Azovmash - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Daniel Werner (203-F-87) of Ferro-ZNTU - 10 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)



Superleague Round 13: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

Superleague round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Ferro-ZNTU (6-2) against eighth ranked BC Donetsk (5-3) 86-59 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ferro-ZNTU. The game was mostly controlled by BC Donetsk. Ferro-ZNTU managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Donetsk dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Ferro-ZNTU's 28. They outrebounded Ferro-ZNTU 44-31 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Donetsk looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Ferro-ZNTU's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Doron Perkins (188-83, college: Santa Clara) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American-Italian forward Daniel Werner (203-87, college: Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for Ferro-ZNTU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Ferro-ZNTU at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with Khimik. They were replaced at the leadership position by Azovmash. Ferro-ZNTU will play next round against league's leader Azovmash trying to make it back to the top of the standings. BC Donetsk will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Kryvbasbasket in Krivoy Rog.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Azovmash as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Azovmash defeated 7th ranked Kryvbasbasket in Mariupol 84-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kryvbasbasket. American guard Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Miroslav Raduljica chipped in 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). At the losing side Serbian center Zoran Krstanovic (204-82, agency: TSS Management) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Kryvbasbasket at the other side dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Kryvbasbasket will play next round against BC Donetsk trying to get back on the winning streak. Azovmash will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Ferro-ZNTU at Zaporozhye.


Azovmash - Kryvbasbasket 84-72

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Azovmash as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Azovmash defeated 7th ranked Kryvbasbasket in Mariupol 84-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kryvbasbasket. Kryvbasbasket was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Azovmash brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Kryvbasbasket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Manny Harris (196-89, college: Michigan) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) chipped in 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Azovmash players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian center Zoran Krstanovic (204-82, agency: TSS Management) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-85, college: Grand Valley St.) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Kryvbasbasket at the other side dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Kryvbasbasket will play next round against BC Donetsk trying to get back on the winning streak. Azovmash will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Ferro-ZNTU at Zaporozhye.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: M.Raduljica 21+1reb+1ast, M.Harris 17+10reb+3ast, N.Gordic 11+2reb+6ast, T.Dragicevic 10+6reb+1ast, I.Zaytsev 9+5reb, D.Zabirchenko 5+2reb
Kryvbasbasket: Z.Krstanovic 22+8reb, C.Eziukwu 11+6reb+1ast, J.Florence 8+1reb+6ast, V.Malchevskiy 7+3reb, V.Konev 7+2reb+1ast, V.Kondratovets 6+1ast
gschID: 196987


BC Donetsk - Ferro-ZNTU 86-59

Superleague round 13 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Ferro-ZNTU (6-2) against eighth ranked BC Donetsk (5-3) 86-59 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ferro-ZNTU. The game was mostly controlled by BC Donetsk. Ferro-ZNTU managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Donetsk dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Ferro-ZNTU's 28. They outrebounded Ferro-ZNTU 44-31 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Donetsk looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Ferro-ZNTU's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Doron Perkins (188-83, college: Santa Clara) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four BC Donetsk players scored in double figures. American-Italian forward Daniel Werner (203-87, college: Florida) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and American R.T. Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) added 11 points in the effort for Ferro-ZNTU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to fifth place. Ferro-ZNTU at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They share it with Khimik. They were replaced at the leadership position by Azovmash. Ferro-ZNTU will play next round against league's leader Azovmash trying to make it back to the top of the standings. BC Donetsk will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Kryvbasbasket in Krivoy Rog.
Top scorers:
BC Donetsk: R.Curry 16+6reb+3ast, A.Malysh 15+3reb+1ast, D.Perkins 14+14reb+7ast, I.Radenovic 14+6reb+1ast, D.Fischer 9+5reb+5ast, V.Stojanovski 6+5reb
Ferro-ZNTU: R.Guinn 11+4reb+2ast, R.Culpepper 10+1reb+2ast, D.Werner 10+12reb, C.Moore 8+5reb, A.Butskyy 6+1reb+2ast, A.Lebedintsev 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 196986



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Sales to Al Wasl - by Ali Ahmed

Brooks Sales (208-C/F-80, college: Villanova) jonied Al Wasl Dubai to play till the end of the season.

Outlook:
Excellent rebounder ... Runs the floor extremely well ... Good hands ... Smooth shot with range to 15 feet ... Can feed the post or receive there ... Steady free throw shooter ... Very seldom becomes flustered

Awards/Achievements:
NIT Quarterfinals -02
Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Under 23 Team -03
Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Imports Team -03, 05
Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team -05
Portuguese League Semifinals -07
Portuguese League Regular Season Runner-Up -07
Israeli Cup Finalist -09
Israeli Premier League Finalist -09
Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Defensive Team -09
Hungarian League All-Star Game -11
Hungarian Cup Semifinals -11
Hungarian League Semifinals -11
Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 2nd Team -11
Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention -12



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Dzaflo Larkai's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among British players playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Dzaflo Larkai
Dzaflo Larkai
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Dzaflo Larkai (203-81, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Bellarmine, currently plays in Japan). He led Okinawa GK to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Takamatsu FA (2-2) crushing them 95-69 in the Japanese BJ League last Sunday. Larkai recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (4-0) is placed first in Western group. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Larkai averages: 6.7ppg, 4.7rpg and FT: 25.0%. He played for the British senior national team four years ago.

Matthew Bryan-Amaning
Matthew Bryan-Amaning
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington, currently plays in Adriatic League). He contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Szolnok (1-4) crushing them 97-72 in the Adriatic League in Saturday night's game. Bryan-Amaning scored 10 points, grabbed 4 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks. Radnicki Kragujevac (2-3) is placed eighth in the Adriatic League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Bryan-Amaning's overall stats this season are: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 63.0%(17-27). He has a dual citizenship: Ghanian and British. Despite Bryan-Amaning played previously for the Ghanian national team, he played also for the British national team in 2012.

Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
   #3. The British player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Kyle Johnson (195-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Johnson could not help Sutor Montegranaro (1-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Sutor Montegranaro was defeated 78-67 on the road by the higher-ranked Juvecaserta (#9). Johnson was the second best scorer with 13 points. . It's Johnson's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.3apg, 3FGP: 36.4%. Johnson is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and British. Despite he played previously for the Canadian national team, Johnson played also for the British national team in 2012.

Tafari Toney
Tafari Toney
   #4. Power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports, currently plays in France) was not able to help Charleville-Mezieres (2-3) in their game against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-1) in the French ProB (second division). Despite his good performance last Tuesday He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds. . Toney has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 7.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Toney played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the British national team roster. Toney used to play for Newcastle Eagles in British league.

Nicholas George
Nicholas George
   #5. Former international forward Nicholas George (199-82, agency: Two Points, college: VCU, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to secure a victory for Lugano Tigers (2-1) in their game against Monthey (2-1) in the Swiss LNA, despite his good performance last Sunday. George scored 11 points and added 3 assists in a mere 19 minutes. But Lugano Tigers were edged in an overtime 86-84 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked (#5) Monthey. . This year George's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg in the three games he played so far. He used to play for the British national team four years ago.

Justin Robinson
Justin Robinson
   #6. Point guard Justin Robinson (187-87, also represented by Two Points, college: Rider, currently plays in Ukraine) couldn't help the league outsider BC Kyiv (0-7) in their game against Ferro-ZNTU (6-1) in the Ukrainian Superleague, despite his good performance in Sunday night's game. He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Robinson also added 7 passes in 27 minutes. But the bottom-ranked BC Kyiv was crushed 92-66 in Zaporozhye by the leading Ferro-ZNTU. So far BC Kyiv lost all seven games in the Regular Season. This year Robinson has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.9apg in the seven games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior British National Team roster.

Devon Van Oostrum
Devon Van Oostrum
   #7. International guard Devon Van Oostrum (190-93, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Caceres Basket (1-2) in their game against Leyma Basquet (3-0) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Van Oostrum scored 9 points. But Caceres Basket was crushed 91-67 in Coruna by the second-ranked Leyma Basquet. . Van Oostrum has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.0apg. Despite he played previously for the Dutch national team, Van Oostrum is currently in the British national team roster.

Laurence Ekperigin
Laurence Ekperigin
   #8. Forward Laurence Ekperigin (201-88, college: Le Moyne, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help FCM Ferentino (0-3) in their game against AcegasAps TR (2-1) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. FCM Ferentino lost 79-84 in Trieste to the much higher-ranked (#8) AcegasAps TR. So far FCM Ferentino lost all three games in the Regular Season. . Ekperigin is currently third on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (second place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Ekperigin averages: 18.7ppg, 10.3rpg, 1.7bpg and 2.7spg in the three games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Ekperigin played previously for the USA national team, he is currently in the British national team roster. Strangely Ekperigin has never played in United Kingdom.

Eric Boateng
Eric Boateng
   #9. International center Eric Boateng (208-85, another player represented by Interperformances, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Germany) contributed to an New Yorker Phantoms' surprising victory against the league leader BBC Bayreuth (4-1) crushing them 100-69 in the German BBL last Saturday. Boateng scored 7 points in only 14 minutes. New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (2-3) is placed 13th in the BBL. . This year Boateng's total stats are: 6.0ppg and 4.0rpg in the five games. Despite he played previously for the Ghanian national team, Boateng is currently in the British national team roster.

Myles Hesson
Myles Hesson
   #10. Forward Myles Hesson (195-90, another player represented by Two Points, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Weissenhorn Youngstars (3-1) in their game against Dragons Rhoendorf (4-0) in the German ProB (third division). He recorded only 4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 31 minutes. The third-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars lost 71-79 in Rhoendorf to the leading Dragons in the Group South. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. . Hesson has very impressive stats this year: 16.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.3bpg in the four games. He is international player as years ago he still played for the British senior national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Darren Phillip (201-F-78, college: Fairfield, currently plays in Argentina), who plays in the Argentinian LigaA could not help Union Progresista (3-9) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the seventh-placed Union Progresista lost 69-76 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Sionista in the North group. Phillip had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 18 rebounds in 28 minutes. It was Union Progresista's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Phillip's first year with the team. Phillip is currently sixth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Phillip averages: 16.6ppg, 12.7rpg and 1.5spg in the 10 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Phillip has never played in United Kingdom.

   #2. Sullivan Phillips (198-G/F-79, college: Wash.Adventist, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German ProA (second division) was not able to help BG Goettingen (3-2) in their last game. Despite Phillips' very good performance BG Goettingen lost 68-79 in Leipzig to the league outsider (#16) USC Leipzig. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Phillips also added 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 31 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Phillips is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 5.4apg. This year his other stats are: 15.0ppg and 7.0rpg in the five games. Phillips has a dual citizenship: Bermudas and British. Despite his British passport, Phillips currently plays for the Bermudas national team and is not eligible to play for the British team.

   #3. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German ProA (second division) was not able to secure a victory for Science City Jena (1-4) in their last game. Despite Jeka's very good performance Science City Jena lost 92-98 in Paderborn to the much higher-ranked (#8) Finke Baskets. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Jeka also added 6 assists in 31 minutes. It was Science City Jena's third consecutive loss in a row. . Jeka has relatively good stats this year: 14.2ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.4apg in the five games. He has also Australian citizenship.

   #4. Oladapo Ayuba (198-F-86, college: UMKC, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan couldn't help Norrkoping Dolphins (4-0) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the league leader Norrkoping Dolphins was edged 77-74 in Sundsvall by the lower-ranked (#4) Dragons. Ayuba was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes. . Ayuba is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Norrkoping Dolphins' roster. This season Ayuba's overall stats are: 9.2ppg and 5.7rpg in the six games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Ayuba has never played in United Kingdom.

   #5. Randall Hanke (211-F/C-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Oladapo Ayuba and both played together in the last Swedish Basketligan game. Hanke, who plays in the Swedish Basketligan couldn't help Norrkoping Dolphins (4-0) in their last game. Despite his good performance the league leader Norrkoping Dolphins was edged 77-74 in Sundsvall by the lower-ranked (#4) Dragons. Hanke recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 23 minutes. This year Hanke's overall stats are: 6.0ppg and 4.8rpg in the six games. He is a naturalized American. Hanke used to play for SAMG Verve Scottish Rocks in British league.

   #6. Daryl Corletto (193-G-81, currently plays in Australia) led New Zealand Breakers to a 2-point victory against the league outsider Townsville Crocodiles 73-71 in the Australian NBL in Friday night's game. He scored 13 points. Corletto's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: British and Australian. Despite Corletto's British nationality, he previously played for the Australian U22 national team and probably cannot be called to the British team.

   #7. Paul Guede (195-G/F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Portland St., currently plays in Germany) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sullivan Phillips and both played together in the last German ProA game. Guede couldn't help BG Goettingen in their game against USC Leipzig. He scored 9 points and added 3 assists. His team was defeated 79-68. Guede's total stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.6apg.

   #8. Brendon Polyblank (197-G/F-78, college: Texas St., currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Fribourg in their game against SAV Vacallo in the Swiss LNA. He scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 73-57. Polyblank averaged so far 11.3ppg and 5.3rpg. He has both British and New Zealand nationalities. Despite Polyblank's British passport, he previously played for the New Zealand national team.

   #9. Andrew Thomson (205-F-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Catawba, currently plays in France) couldn't help La Rochelle in their game against Souffelweyersheim in the French NM1 (third division). Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He was the top scorer with 15 points. Thomson also added 7 rebounds. Thomson averaged so far 12.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0spg.

   #10. Shane Walker (208-F-87, college: Loyola, MD, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Apollon Patras in their game against KAOD in the Greek A1. Walker scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was edged in a double overtime 92-89. Walker has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 2.5rpg.



Eagles Welcome Joe Junior - by Paul Nilsen

Newcastle Eagles have announced the signing of 25 year old England International Joe Ikhimnwin. The new recruit grew up around the site of the 2012 games in Stratford and played his first basketball at Barking Academy. The young star made his first appearance with London Leopards in EBL Division 1 at the age of 18. He then took the decision to take the college route in America, where he first spent 2 years in Junior College before being recruited to NCAA Division I college South Carolina State. Joe played out his junior and senior years averaging 7 points and 4 rebounds per game. He also represented England in the Summer of 2010.

Eagles coach Fab Flournoy was pleased to see Joe join the team formally after a week with the club in early October; "Joe brings a great attitude and work ethic and we are sure he will fit into the mould. Joe is a young British talent who will help deepen our first team roster and I'm looking forward to seeing him contribute for the rest of the BBL season."

The Eagles go into this Fridays BBL Championship tie against Leicester Riders, looking to tie their best ever start to a BBL campaign, a club record of 8-0 set in the 2011-12 season, on the road the clean sweep. Riders are also without a loss at this point, so a battle royal is expected for the first Sky Sports game of the new BBL season.



BBL Trophy Quarter-Finals Drawn - by Paul Nilsen

The route to the last four of the BBL Trophy has been revealed after the completion of the draw for the quarter-final stage.

There is the possibility of last year's finalists meeting other in the last eight this time around, with BBL Trophy holders Newcastle Eagles potentially pitched against UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders.

A number of non-BBL clubs are participating in the competition by invitation, and these include Edinburgh Kings, Reading Rockets, Worthing Thunder and Essex Leopards.

And, the carrot for each of them to pull off a shock result in the last sixteen will be even larger now they can see the prospect of another mouth-watering tie should they complete a surprise and make it to the quarter-finals.

It may seem unimaginable, but knockout competitions can sometimes mean expecting the unexpected, and it would be quite something if EBL duo Rockets and Leopards both managed to cause upsets to meet each other in the quarter-finals.

However, the smart money would be a very attractive match-up between Surrey Heat and Jelson Homes Leicester Riders with the former currently riding high and unbeaten on home soil and the latter yet to lose any game so far this season.

The EBL team who will most fancy their chances of pulling an upset and earning a place in the next phase are Worthing Thunder since they match up with winless Mersey Tigers in the last sixteen, and that gives them hope they can book a home quarter-final tie with either London Lions or Cheshire Jets.

Lastly, there's bound to be a special atmosphere in the all-Scottish derby between Glasgow Rocks and Edinburgh Kings as both teams battle it out to face Sharks or Giants on the road. Certainly Glasgow Rocks will be strong favourites to advance and they may well have to cope with a Giants side set on revenge if Manchester also progress, since they were beaten by the Rocks in the Cup in quite agonising fashion.

The BBL Trophy quarter-finals will be as follows:

Durham Wildcats or Newcastle Eagles v Worcester Wolves or UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders

Reading Rockets or Surrey Heat v Essex Leopards or Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders

Manchester Giants or One Health Sharks Sheffield v Edinburgh Kings or Glasgow Rocks

Worthing Thunder or Mersey Tigers v London Lions or Cheshire Jets

The BBL Trophy is the second piece of silverware up for grabs this season. The first will be the BBL Cup which will be contested during January 2013 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. For more information, go to www.bbl.org.uk and for ticket information, go to www.theticketfactory.com.



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South American League 2012: Penarol hold off Hebraica - by Eurobasket News

Penarol - Hebraica 65:51

Penarol claimed the second consecutive win in Group C of South American League. The hosts prevailed against Hebraica Macabi in Mar del Plata. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Penarol.
The Argentinean side accumulated a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Penarol kept their opponents at distance throughout the second quarter. The hosts clinched a 35:22 halftime lead. Penarol protected their lead throughout a low-scoring third frame. They entered the final stanza up by 14 points. Hebraica failed to change the complexion of the game in the fourth period as Penarol rolled to the victory. Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) nailed 12 points, while Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) and Lisandro Rasio (197-F-90) contributed 9 points each in the victory. Joaquin Izuibejeres (184-G-82) answered with 13 points for Hebraica. Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 12 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Penarol: David Teague 16, Marcos Mata 12, Facundo Campazzo 9, Lisandro Rasio 9
Hebraica: Joaquin Izuibejeres 13, Hatila Passos 12+13 boards



Kyle Hunt agreed terms with Olimpia - by Eurobasket

Club Atletico Olimpia (LUB) strengthened their roster with addition of American forward Kyle Hunt (207). Hunt just graduated from University of Science and Arts (NAIA). Great season indeed as he was voted to All-NAIA D1 1st Team.
His team was regular season runner-up in Sun Belt West Division in 2011.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - LNB

LNB Standings
Central-East
 1. Tiburones 15-3 
 2. Guacharos 15-5 
 3. Estudiantes 8-10 
 4. Rojos de Sucre 8-10 
 5. Atleticos UCV 4-16 
Central-West
 1. Cent.Apure 14-6 
 2. Bravos 12-7 
 3. Aduaneros 9-10 
 4. Generales 5-15 
 5. Lanc.Cojedes 5-15 




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Women News

Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Partizan 5-0 
 2. Radivoj Korac 5-0 
 3. PEAC-PECS 4-1 
 4. Celik 3-1 
 5. Vozdovac 3-2 
 6. Mladi Krajisnik 2-2 
 7. Vojvodina 2-3 
 8. Vrsac 1-3 
 9. Athlete Celje 1-4 
 10. Novi Zagreb 0-1 
 11. Ilrija 0-4 
 12. Sloboda 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 24: Vozdovac - Vrsac 81-60
Oct. 20: Radivoj Korac - PEAC-PECS 78-47
Oct. 20: Vojvodina - Mladi Krajisnik 67-63
Oct. 20: Sloboda - Celik 55-84
Oct. 20: Athlete Celje - Partizan 52-97

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 27: Ilrija - PEAC-PECS
Oct. 27: Partizan - Radivoj Korac
Oct. 27: Mladi Krajisnik - Athlete Celje
Oct. 27: Celik - Vojvodina
Oct. 27: Vrsac - Sloboda
Oct. 27: Novi Zagreb - Vozdovac


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sanja OROZOVIC
  Athlete .
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Orozovic, Athlete20.4 
 2. Popovic, Vojvodina17.2 
 3. Bucevac, Vojvodina16.6 
 4. Vrancic, Vozdovac16.4 
 5. Markovic, Mladi K.16.3 
 6. Dabovic, Partizan16.2 
 7. Radovic, Vozdovac16.2 
 8. Colic, Radivoj Kor.15.4 
 9. Velinovic, Mladi K.15.0 
 10. Kovacevic, Vozdo.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milena MARJANOVIC
  Vrsac
  (193-C-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Marjanovic, Vrsac12.5 
 2. Velinovic, Mladi K.10.8 
 3. Jovanovic, Radivo.9.4 
 4. Radovic, Vozdovac8.8 
 5. Jaeschke, PE.8.6 
 6. Stankovic, Sloboda7.8 
 7. Bucevac, Vojvodina7.6 
 8. Ivancevic, Vojvo.7.5 
 9. Orozovic, Athlete7.4 
 10. Karakasevic, Ilri.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina6.2 
 2. Zivadinovic, Mladi4.8 
 3. Furesz, PE.4.7 
 4. Latinovic, Sloboda4.0 
 5. Jaksic, Vrsac4.0 
 6. Vrancic, Vozdovac3.6 
 7. Radocaj, Partizan3.2 
 8. Panic, Ilrija3.0 
 9. Stankovic, Partizan3.0 
 10. Colic, Radivoj Ko.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina3.8 
 2. Radocaj, Partizan3.6 
 3. Kajtaz, Sloboda3.2 
 4. Kovacevic, Vozdov.3.0 
 5. Dabovic, Partizan3.0 
 6. Stankovic, Sloboda3.0 
 7. Mandic, Partizan2.8 
 8. Boskovic, Vojvodina2.6 
 9. Abramovic, Athlet.2.6 
 10. Jovanovic, Radivo.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dragana STANKOVIC
  Sloboda
  (188-PF-95)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Stankovic, Sloboda3.8 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.1.8 
 3. Ivancevic, Vojvo.1.3 
 4. Marjanovic, Vrsac0.8 
 5. Radovic, Vozdovac0.8 
 6. Velinovic, Mladi K.0.8 
 7. Jovanovic, Radivo.0.8 
 8. Stupar, Vojvodina0.8 
 9. Bajic, Celik0.7 
 10. Furesz, PE.0.7 


Vozdovac grabs third straight win - by Zeljko Zule

Vozdovac picked up its third straight win as defeated Vojvodina, 81-60, in the last game of Round 5. Vozdovac increased their lead to 16-9 on a technical foul called on coach Miroslav Popov and had their largest lead of the game at 61-39 early in the the third quarter. Ana Radovic and Natasa Kovacevic both scored 14 points, Aleksandra Katic added 13 and Irena Vrancic posted 12 points. Vojvodina outrebounded Vozdovac 43-26, picking up 19 offensive boards, but they commited 28 turnovers and sjot just 10 free throws to Vozdovac's 24. Bojana Jankovic netted 20 points and Milena Marjanovic (193-C-91) scored 13 points and greabbed 18 rebounds.


Natasa Bucevac claims Adriatic League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Natasa Bucevac (179-G-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for Vojvodina and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 27-year old guard had a double-double of 30 points and twelve rebounds, while her team edged out Mladi Krajisnik (#6, 2-2) 67-63. Vojvodina is placed at 7th position in Adriatic League . Vojvodina is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-3 record. In the team's last game Bucevac had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. She turned to be Vojvodina's top player in her first season with the team. Bucevac has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in points (3rd best: 16.6ppg) and rebounds (7th best: 7.6rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young center Milena Marjanovic (193-C-91) of Vrsac. Marjanovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 13 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Vrsac lost that game 60-81 to the higher-ranked Vozdovac (#5, 3-2). Vrsac is still in a red zone at 8th spot in the standings. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Vrsac managed to get this year. Marjanovic is well-known by Vrsac fans and she already established her position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Snezana Colic (178-G-92) of second-ranked Radivoj Korac. Colic scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds. She was a key player of Radivoj Korac, leading her team to a 78-47 easy win against #3 ranked PEAC-PECS in a game of the week. Radivoj Korac started extremely well this year. They recorded 5 victories without losing a single game. Colic turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Colic has a great season in Adriatic League. After only 5 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.4ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jelena Radic (190-C-87) of Radivoj Korac - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Bojana Jankovic (184-F-83) of Vrsac - 20 points and 7 rebounds
6. Dragana Stankovic (188-PF-95) of Sloboda - 17 points and 10 rebounds
7. Tamara Radocaj (170-PG-87) of Partizan - 16 points and 3 assists
8. Ana Radovic (190-C-90) of Vozdovac - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jelena Antic (187-SF-91) of Partizan - 12 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94) of Vozdovac - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings

African Champions Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Desportivo M. 4-1 
 2. 1 De Agosto 4-1 
 3. First Bank 3-2 
 4. CSA 2-2 
 5. Ndella BB 1-4 
 6. ABS Radi 0-4 
Group B
 1. Inter-Clube 5-0 
 2. First Deepwater 3-1 
 3. ABC 2-1 
 4. CSS 2-3 
 5. Eagle wings 1-4 
 6. Arc-en-ciel 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 6

A

Oct. 24: CSA - 1 De Agosto 49-61
Oct. 24: First Bank - ABS Radi 20-0
Oct. 24: Desportivo M. - Ndella BB 115-32

B

Oct. 24: Inter-Clube - CSS 68-61
Oct. 24: Arc-en-ciel - Eagle wings 0-20
Oct. 24: First Deepwater - ABC


18TH ACCW: Liga Desportiva clock Centenary beat Ndella 115-32 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

After it shock defeat by Club Sportif DAbidjan basketball club of Cote dIvoire Tuesday night Liga Desportiva basketball club of Mozambique become the first side in the final round of the 18th Africa Champions Cup for Women holding in Abidjan Cote dIvoire with a 115-32 points white-washing of Ndella basketball club of Gabon on Wednesday.

The Coach Nasir Sale tutored Maputo-based side clearly out played their opponent in all department of the game turning the group-A game into a practice session with six of it players in double figure at the buzzer.

Liga Desportiva basketball club won all four quarters by 43-06, 20-09, 23-07 and 30-10 to post the biggest win ever since the competition began last Thursday.

Desportiva Filomena Milato led the scorer chat with 17 points, 3 assist, 2 rebounds and 2 steal, forward Leia Dongue had 14 points and 6 rebounds, Odelina Mafanela 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steal and 2 assist, Senegalaise import Aya Traore recorded 13 points and 2 rebounds, Valendina Manhonga added 12 points 7 assist and 4 rebounds with Anabel Cossa contributing 10 points and 2 assist for their side big win as the Mozambican rounded up it preliminary games with a 4-1 record.
Deolinda Ngulela (170-G-81, college: Augusta St.)



18TH ACCW: Interclube decision SFAX 68-61 keeps clean slate - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Defending champion of the Africa Champions Cup for Women Interclube basketball club of Angola provided some of the stuff that made it the champion of the continent biggest women club competition rising from a three points deficit at half-time (31-34) to put paid to ambition