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  ABA   



Tampa Bay Rain opens ABA season with three quick wins - by Gianni Pascucci

The Tampa Bay Rain coached by Tree Rollins (agency: Prossin Sports Management ) opened the 2012-2013 ABA season with three early wins this weekend and established themselves as a team to watch. On Friday and Saturday, they defeated the Southwest Warriors 122-60 and on Saturday 100-67 before taking on the 9th ranked Gulf Coast Flash on Sunday and winning a tough battle, 129-117.
The regular ABA season begins officially Saturday, November 10th, but several ABA teams will be playing games earlier due to venue availability.
"We have quite a few expansion teams in the ABA this season," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "Many of them were ranked in the pre-season Power Rankings. One of them was the Tampa Bay Rain. We knew they would be strong and they proved it over the weekend. This should be a very competitive season."
For more information, visit www.tampabayrain.com



Bahama All Pro Show today official Press Conference - by Gianni Pascucci

General Manager and CEO Ricardo B. Smith has just sent to Usbasket.com this interesting press release:
Today we in the Bahama All Pro Show gather to announce our return to the American Basketball Association (ABA) in the 2012-2013 season. This season we will be playing a total of twelve (12) games in the Bahamas on three different Bahamas Island, Nassau, Bimini & Freeport Grand Bahama with for the first time for endorsement and support of the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF). This is a major achievement as we have had to play before without the endorsement of the (BBF).
The (BBF) has released sanction letters for our opening game on November 23rd, 24th, at the Sir Kendal Isaacs gym in Nassau the capital of the Bahamas and for the five other two game weekends for the Islands stated above. We welcome this support and note that with this support the road to a successful season will even be easier.
We wish to also recognize our partnership with the Bahamas Broadcasting Corporation (ZNS TV 13). Our new agreement gives ZNS TV 13 exclusive rights to air the game live on National TV as well promoting the game.
Our opening game night is set for Friday November 23rd, with a special pre-game show featuring the number one Bahamian performer D-Mack among other acts and our very own Pro Show Dancers. We will have a brief opening ceremony followed by the main event the visiting American Basketball Association 2011/12 defending Champions taking on the new look Bahama All Pro Show.
Today we name also name the three (3) of our local Bahamian Stars: Team Captain 6ft-2inch shooting guard Wade Murray, 6ft-3inch shooting guard Reynard Minus and former Captain Jamal Bain (6'3''-G/F). We are happy to also announce Jarred Stockton (6'4''-F/G-83, college: Livingstone) from Jacksonville Florida and Jeremy Grimball (7'0''-C, college: Columbus St.) also from Jacksonville Florida.
Our returning Head Coach is Steven Culmer (6'6''-C-60), a former Bahamas National Team Player, and his Assistant Coach and team US Scout Eddie Baker (6'7''-F-82, college: Troy) a former Troy State basketball Star.
We will announce more team members and Staff at our next press conference in Freeport Grand Bahama in two weeks.



Jacksonville Giants top again ABA Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association www.abalive.com today released its first Power Rankings for the new season that began with three games over the weekend. The defending ABA Champion Jacksonville Giants topped the first week's Power Rankings followed closely by the Arizona Scorpions and the South Carolina Warriors.
"The season began this weekend with three home games in Tampa Bay with the Tampa Bay Rain defeating the Southwest Warriors twice and the Gulf Coast Flash. They moved from 25th in the first rankings to 9th, the only change," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. And the Detroit Hoops replaced the Windy City Monsters as the 31st ranked team. We know that we have some strong new teams and Tampa Bay certainly proved it this weekend. The Power Rankings are:

1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Arizona Scorpions
3. South Carolina Warriors
4. Colorado Kings
5. North Dallas Vandals
6. Los Angeles SLAM
7. Chicago Steam
8. San Diego Surf
9. Tampa Bay Rain
10. Conway Cyclones
11. Bay Area Matrix
12. Texas FUEL
13. Lynchburg Legends
14. Gulf Coast Flash
15. Sacramento Heatwave
16. Seattle Mountaineers
17. Richmond Elite
18. Memphis Bluff City Reign
19. Missouri Rhythm
20. Connecticut Topballerz
21. Lima Explosion
22. Jersey Express
23. West Texas Whirlwind
24. Dallas Impact
25. Michiana Monarchs
26. Atlanta Wildcats
27. Birmingham Blitz
28. Jackson Showboats
29. Georgia Wildcatts
30. Orange County Novastars
31. Detroit Hoops
32. Oakland County Cowboys



The Whirlwinds are back on ABA track - by Gianni Pascucci

Cleveland Phelps , Owner of the West Texaw Whirlwinds, has just sent to Usbasket.com this interesting press release:
West Texas Whirlwinds is excited to announce the start of the 2012-13 American Basketball Association (ABA) season! Our kick-off game will be Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7 p.m. at University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) gymnasium. We will be honoring our United States veterans for their service to our country.
We have some key players returning this seasonof course our dynamic duoABA All-Starts, and twins Marcus Saunders (6'10''-C-84, college: Texas-PB) and Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB) and Nedrie Simmons (5'9''-G, college: Texas-PB) all 3 are UTPB alums, Berry Whitley (5'9''-G-81, college: SUNO) ( lead us in assist the 3 season), Billy Wilson (6'8''-F/C-84, college: N.C.Central), Traellis Gregg (6'5''-G/F-86), Jeremy Quincy (6'3''-G, college: Southern) and John Hollman (6'3''-G-84, college: Langston).
New to our roster are: Louis Crane (6'0''-G-90), Erik Martin (6'5''-F-89) ( two time Def player of the year at UTPB), Derrick Shaw, and Terry Walker Jr.
We extend a great big west Texas welcome to all the team and look forward to an awesome season!



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 28: Partizan - Radnicki KG 91-80
Oct. 29: Igokea - Union Olimpija 87-82
Oct. 27: Szolnok - KK Split 75-67
Oct. 27: Cibona - Siroki WWin 69-63
Oct. 28: Cedevita - Zadar 67-83
Oct. 27: MZT Skopje - Crvena Zvezda 60-75
Oct. 27: Krka - Buducnost 51-66

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Siroki WWin - Zadar
Nov. 3: Buducnost - Cibona
Nov. 3: Radnicki KG - Krka
Nov. 3: KK Split - Partizan
Nov. 3: Crvena Zvezda - Szolnok
Nov. 5: Union Olimpija - MZT Skopje
Nov. 4: Cedevita - Igokea


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir LUCIC
  Partizan
  (202-SF-89)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Lucic, Partizan20.3 
 2. Bader, Szolnok18.0 
 3. Travis, Zadar17.0 
 4. Mimica, KK Split16.7 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena16.7 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split14.7 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.13.5 
 8. Blazic, Union O.13.3 
 9. Worthington, Radni.13.2 
 10. Strawberry, Cibona12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bader, Szolnok11.6 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin9.5 
 3. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.8 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.0 
 6. Musli, Partizan6.8 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 8. Page, Union Olimpi.6.0 
 9. Omic, Union Olimpi.6.0 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Balazs SIMON
  Szolnok
  (187-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Simon, Szolnok5.2 
 2. Subotic, KK Split4.7 
 3. Mijajlovic, MZT S.4.5 
 4. Rannikko, Union O.3.8 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.7 
 6. Markovic, Radnicki.3.6 
 7. Green, Cedevita3.3 
 8. Prostran, Zadar3.2 
 9. Popovic, Buducnost3.2 
 10. Vladovic, Krka3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Green, Cedevita2.2 
 2. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 3. Persic, Siroki W.2.0 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 5. Prepelic, Union O.1.8 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.8 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.7 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
 9. Salin, Union Olimp.1.6 
 10. Rannikko, Union O.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.2.0 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.5 
 3. Kalve, Szolnok1.0 
 4. Bryan-A., Radnicki.1.0 
 5. Planinic, Siroki W.1.0 
 6. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.7 
 7. Edwards, Igokea0.7 
 8. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.7 
 9. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 10. Lalic, Krka0.5 


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

22-year old forward Drew Gordon (205-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Partizan and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Radnicki KG (#11, 2-4) 91-80. Partizan is placed at 2nd position in Adriatic League . They are still close to the very top. Partizan would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Gordon as usually he does not deliver so high stats. University of New Mexico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Gordon is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.5rpg) and averages solid 51.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket). He is a in his 5th season at Partizan. In the last game Lucic recorded impressive 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Partizan cruised to a 91-80 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Radnicki KG (#11, 2-4). This victory allowed Partizan to move up to second position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Lucic is one of the most experienced players at Partizan and similarly like Drew Gordon has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.3ppg (#1). He also registered 4.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85) of league's leader Igokea. Hammonds scored 19 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Igokea, leading his team to a 87-82 win against the lower-ranked Union Olimpija (#5, 3-3). Igokea started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game. Hammonds 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. Hammonds has a great season in Adriatic League. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.7apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok - 9 points and 12 rebounds
5. Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) of Zadar - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Rasko Katic (208-C-80) of Crvena Zvezda - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) of Zadar - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Sinisa Stemberger (195-G-79) of Igokea - 15 points and 2 assists
9. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) of Szolnok - 15 points and 4 rebounds
10. DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85) of Crvena Zvezda - 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Round 6: Derby game ends with Partizan's defeat of Radnicki KG - by Eurobasket News

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

The most interesting game of round 6 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia. The game took place in Beograd where third ranked Partizan won against visiting Radnicki KG (2-4) 91-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Radnicki KG. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. Radnicki KG managed to win fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Partizan outrebounded Radnicki KG 40-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Australian Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) replied with 15 points for Radnicki KG. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Partizan have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Serbian champion (5-1) moved-up to second place. Radnicki KG at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Partizan are looking forward to face KK Split (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Radnicki KG will play against Krka in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 6 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb where fourteenth ranked KK Zadar won against host Cedevita (4-2) 83-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cedevita. Swingman Ante Delas (200-88) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and Franko Kastropil chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-FYR Macedonian point guard Marques Green (167-82, college: St.Bonaventure) with 14 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. KK Zadar (2-4) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. KK Zadar will play against HKK Siroki WWin (#12) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round. Cedevita will play at home against the league's leader Igokea (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An interesting game for Bosnian Igokea (6-0) which hosted in Aleksandrovac 4th ranked Slovenian Union Olimpija (3-3). Top-ranked Igokea managed to get a 5-point victory 87-82. Clifford Hammonds notched 19 points and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even 11 points and 4 assists by Dylan Page did not help to save the game for Union Olimpija. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Igokea have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Loser Union Olimpija keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Igokea will meet Cedevita (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Union Olimpija will play against MZT Skopje and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Croatian KK Split (3-3) and Hungarian Szolnok (2-4), which took place in Szolnok. Higher ranked KK Split lost to thirteenth ranked Szolnok in a road game 67-75. The best player for the winners was Marton Bader who scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Hungarian champion moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams. KK Split at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Szolnok's next round opponent will be Zvezda (#9) in Beograd. KK Split will play at home against the league's second-placed Partizan (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game between 11th ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (2-4) and twelfth ranked Serbian Zvezda (2-4) in Skopje on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Beograd beat MZT Skopje 75-60. It was a good game for Rasko Katic who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zvezda moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated MZT Skopje. MZT Skopje lost fourth consecutive game. Zvezda will face Szolnok (#13) in Szolnok in the next round.

In the last two games of round 6 Buducnost beat Krka on the road 66-51. Cibona won against Siroki WWin on its own court 69-63.


Igokea - Union Olimpija 87-82

An interesting game for Bosnian Igokea (6-0) which hosted in Aleksandrovac 4th ranked Slovenian Union Olimpija (3-3). Top-ranked Igokea managed to get a 5-point victory 87-82. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 50-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Igokea forced 19 Union Olimpija turnovers. American guard Clifford Hammonds (191-85, college: Clemson) notched 19 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and Croatian guard Sinisa Stemberger (195-79) supported him with 15 points. Even 11 points and 4 assists by American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) did not help to save the game for Union Olimpija. His fellow American import point guard Dominic Waters (185-86, college: Portland St.) added 15 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Igokea have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Loser Union Olimpija keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Igokea will meet Cedevita (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Union Olimpija will play against MZT Skopje and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Igokea: C.Hammonds 19+3reb+4ast, S.Stemberger 15+1reb+2ast, M.Dozet 11+3reb, B.Jorovic 10+3reb+3ast, N.Sulovic 9+5reb+2ast, C.Edwards 7+2reb+3ast
Union Olimpija: D.Waters 15+1reb+2ast, A.Omic 11+5reb, D.Page 11+4reb+4ast, D.Muric 11+4reb, J.Blazic 9+4reb, K.Prepelic 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 227518


Partizan - Radnicki KG 91-80

The most interesting game of round 6 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia. The game took place in Beograd where third ranked Partizan won against visiting Radnicki KG (2-4) 91-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Radnicki KG. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. Radnicki KG managed to win fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Partizan outrebounded Radnicki KG 40-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Australian Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) replied with 15 points and American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) added 15 points in the effort for Radnicki KG. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Partizan have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Serbian champion (5-1) moved-up to second place. Radnicki KG at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Partizan are looking forward to face KK Split (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Radnicki KG will play against Krka in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan: V.Lucic 22+4reb+2ast, D.Gordon 18+11reb+3ast, D.Gagic 11+6reb, L.Westermann 10+3ast, D.Milosavljevic 9+1reb+1ast, D.Musli 6+4reb
Radnicki KG: M.Worthington 15+4reb, T.White 15, S.Sinovec 9+4reb+2ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 9+5reb+1ast, A.Capin 8+3reb+4ast, B.Krstovic 8+1reb
gschID: 227517


Cedevita - Zadar 67-83

One of the most interesting games of round 6 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb where fourteenth ranked KK Zadar won against host Cedevita (4-2) 83-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cedevita. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zadar. Cedevita was better in fourth quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cedevita 43-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cedevita was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Ante Delas (200-88) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Franko Kastropil (212-84) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-FYR Macedonian point guard Marques Green (167-82, college: St.Bonaventure) with 14 points and 4 assists and center Miro Bilan (215-89) scored 14 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. KK Zadar (2-4) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. KK Zadar will play against HKK Siroki WWin (#12) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round. Cedevita will play at home against the league's leader Igokea (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Zadar: A.Delas 18+4reb+1ast, F.Kastropil 13+8reb+2ast, R.Travis 13+6reb+2ast, C.Allen 12+4reb, I.Batur 7+4reb, I.Ivanov 6+4reb
Cedevita: M.Green 14+1reb+4ast, M.Bilan 14+3reb, M.Car 7+2reb+1ast, L.Andric 7+4reb, P.Suput 6+1reb, B.Wright 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 227516


MZT Skopje - Crvena Zvezda 60-75

The game between 11th ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (2-4) and twelfth ranked Serbian Zvezda (2-4) in Skopje on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Beograd beat MZT Skopje 75-60. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-60. Zvezda forced 21 MZT Skopje turnovers. MZT Skopje was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. American guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) contributed with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) replied with 12 points and 8 rebounds and center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for MZT Skopje. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zvezda moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated MZT Skopje. MZT Skopje lost fourth consecutive game. Zvezda will face Szolnok (#13) in Szolnok in the next round.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 16+2reb+2ast, R.Katic 16+10reb+2ast, D.Nelson 9+8reb+4ast, B.Savovic 8+9reb+1ast, V.Radivojevic 7+3reb+1ast, A.Cvetkovic 6+1reb
MZT Skopje: G.Cekovski 12+8reb+1ast, T.Gecevski 12+6reb+1ast, C.Davis 10+4reb+1ast, O.Stojanovski 6+1reb+1ast, U.Nikolic 5+6reb+1ast, D.Stojanovski 4+7reb
gschID: 183663


Krka - Buducnost 51-66

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (3-3) beat 5th ranked Slovenian Krka (3-3) in Novo Mesto 66-51 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Buducnost. Krka was better in fourth quarter 16-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Krka to just 7 points in first quarter. It was a good game for guard Vladimir Mihailovic (193-90) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Aleksa Popovic (201-87) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Serbian center Uros Lucic (207-83) replied with 11 points and Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) added 6 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Krka. Krka's coach Aleksandar Sekulic rotated twelve players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Krka. Buducnost will face Cibona (#6) in Zagreb in the next round. Krka will play on the road against Radnicki KG in Kragujevac.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: A.Popovic 17+1reb+3ast, V.Mihailovic 16+5reb+2ast, N.Ivanovic 12+1reb, G.Lee 8+9reb+1ast, C.Vitkovac 6+9reb+2ast, D.Bunic 5+5reb+1ast
Krka: U.Lucic 11+2reb, D.Lorbek 9+2reb, J.Klobucar 8+1reb+1ast, J.Lalic 6+5reb+1ast, S.Pavic 6+5reb, M.Pajic 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183666


Cibona - Siroki WWin 69-63

Everything could happen in Zagreb at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Croatian Cibona and 9th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin had identical 2-3 record. This time Cibona used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Siroki Brijeg 69-63 on Saturday night. HKK Siroki WWin was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Marin Rozic (201-83) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Serbian center Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-87) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for HKK Siroki WWin. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Croatian champion (3-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Cibona will face Buducnost (#4) in Podgorica in the next round. HKK Siroki WWin will play at home against KK Zadar (#14).
Top scorers:
Cibona: M.Rozic 12+5reb, D.Strawberry 11+2reb+2ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 11+3reb+1ast, D.Kus 7+2reb, A.Zizic 6+2reb+1ast, H.Kovacevic 6+3reb
Siroki WWin: Z.Sakic 10+10reb+2ast, M.Sutalo 9+4reb+4ast, K.Vragovic 9+1ast, J.Naletilic 8+1reb+3ast, B.Barac 7+3reb, I.Ramljak 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 183667


Szolnok - KK Split 75-67

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Croatian KK Split (3-3) and Hungarian Szolnok (2-4), which took place in Szolnok. Higher ranked KK Split lost to thirteenth ranked Szolnok in a road game 67-75. It looked good early as KK Split took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Szolnok had a 22-12 second period charge getting the lead and KK Split was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-75. Szolnok made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by KK Split helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who scored 9 points and 12 rebounds. Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Sead Sehovic (196-89) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Ivan Mimica (190-80) who recorded 13 points and 9 rebounds and center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Hungarian champion moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams. KK Split at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Szolnok's next round opponent will be Zvezda (#9) in Beograd. KK Split will play at home against the league's second-placed Partizan (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: E.Kalve 15+5reb, S.Sehovic 15+4reb+1ast, B.Simon 13+1reb+5ast, M.Bader 9+12reb, A.Horvath 7+1reb+2ast, I.Nemeth 5+2reb+2ast
KK Split: T.Dijan 16+1ast, I.Mimica 13+9reb+1ast, F.Kraljevic 10+2reb, S.Subotic 9+8reb+5ast, N.Vujcic 9+10reb+3ast, D.Vukovic 4+1reb
gschID: 183664



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
North
 1. Libertad S. 10-4 
 2. Olimpico LB 10-4 
 3. Regatas C. 8-5 
 4. Quimsa 7-6 
 5. Sionista 7-7 
 6. Atenas 6-8 
 7. Union Progr. 4-8 
 8. La Union 2-12 
South
 1. Penarol 11-2 
 2. Lanus 8-5 
 3. Argentino 8-6 
 4. Wuber-Est.Bahia 6-6 
 5. GECR Indalo 6-7 
 6. Boca Jrs 5-7 
 7. Obras 4-8 
 8. 9 de Julio 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

North

Oct. 28: Quimsa - Sionista 91-84
Oct. 28: Union Progr. - Olimpico LB 75-88
Oct. 28: La Union - Atenas 69-70
Oct. 28: Libertad S. - Regatas C. 66-75

South

Oct. 28: 9 de Julio - Obras 93-87
Oct. 28: Penarol - Lanus 84-65
Oct. 28: Wuber-Est.Bahia - GECR Indalo 82-73
Oct. 28: Argentino - Boca Jrs 68-105

Second Stage: Round 1

Nov. 2: Olimpico LB - Sionista
Nov. 2: La Union - 9 de Julio
Nov. 2: GECR Indalo - Boca Jrs
Nov. 2: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Libertad S.
Nov. 2: Atenas - Regatas C.
Nov. 2: Union Progr. - Argentino
Nov. 2: Lanus - Obras
Nov. 2: Penarol - Quimsa


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Gutierrez, Obras18.8 
 2. Roby, Wuber-Es.18.5 
 3. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.7 
 4. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.6 
 5. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.5 
 6. Phillip, Union Pro.17.5 
 7. Lewis, La Union16.4 
 8. Pau, Olimpico LB15.8 
 9. Jackson, GECR I.15.5 
 10. Lytch, Argentino15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.3 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.3 
 4. Seawright, GECR I.8.7 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.8.5 
 6. Fierro, Atenas8.0 
 7. Lewis, La Union7.9 
 8. Battle, Lanus7.8 
 9. Nelson, 9 de Julio7.7 
 10. Sanchez, Libertad.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.4 
 2. De los Santo., Arg.4.8 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa4.8 
 4. Martinez, Regat.4.7 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.4.2 
 6. Osimani, Obras4.0 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 8. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.5 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.5 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa2.1 
 4. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.8 
 5. Espinoza, Obras1.8 
 6. Gianella, La Union1.7 
 7. De los Santo., Arg.1.7 
 8. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 9. Boccia, Lanus1.7 
 10. Pittman, Sionista1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.6 
 3. Mata, Penarol1.2 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 
 5. Sanchez, Libertad.0.9 
 6. Calderon, Regat.0.8 
 7. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 8. Espinoza, Obras0.7 
 9. Williams, Quimsa0.7 
 10. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.7 


Andres Nocioni selected the top Argentinian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international small forward Andres Nocioni (199-79, currently plays in Spain). He led Caja Laboral to an easy victory against the closely-ranked FIATC Joventut (3-2) 92-76 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Nocioni recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court. Caja Laboral Vitoria (3-2) is placed seventh in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Nocioni's first year with the team. Nocioni is currently second on the list of top scorers with 17.3ppg. He also averaged so far 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 61.8%(21-34) and FT: 69.2% in the four games he played so far. Nocioni has a dual citizenship: Italian and Argentinian. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Antonio Porta
Antonio Porta
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Antonio Porta (187-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division). He could not help Givova Scafati (2-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Porta's very good performance Givova Scafati was edged 88-86 at home by the lower-ranked C.de Latte BRE (#12). He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Porta also added 4 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Porta is currently fourth on the list of most steals. This season he averages: 9.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.7apg, 3.0spg and FT: 75.0%. Porta is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. He played for the Argentinian national team in 2008.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85, currently plays in Spain). Mainoldi was the major contributor in a Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC (0-5) 86-75 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 15 rebounds. Mainoldi also added 4 assists in 33 minutes. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (1-4) is placed 15th in the ACB. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Mainoldi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's roster. He is ranked first on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 9.2rpg. This year Mainoldi's other stats are: 10.8ppg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 70.6% in the five games. Similarly like Porta and Nocioni above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Mainoldi is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #4. Guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Italy) faced previously mentioned Antonio Porta in the Italian Lega2 last game. Fernandez led C.de Latte BRE to a 2-point victory against the closely-ranked Givova Scafati (2-2) 88-86. He scored 11 points and added 5 assists in 30 minutes. This year Fernandez's overall stats are: 6.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.8spg in the four games. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #5. International point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help the league outsider CB Canarias (0-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Richotti's good performance CB Canarias was edged 88-86 on their home court in Tenerife by the leading Real Madrid. He recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Richotti's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.8apg. He also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Richotti plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Matias Bortolin
Matias Bortolin
   #6. Center Matias Bortolin (205-93, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Austria), who plays in the Austrian A Bundesliga was not able to secure a victory for Arkadia Lions (0-4) in their last game. Despite Bortolin's very good performance the bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions lost 64-78 on the road to the higher-ranked (#7) Xion Dukes. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds. Bortolin also added 3 blocks in 37 minutes. So far Arkadia Lions lost all four games in the Regular Season. Bortolin is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.3bpg. He also averaged so far 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg and 3.8apg in the four games. Bortolin is a former U17 international player as he played for the Argentinian team two years ago.

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

   #1. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) led AcegasAps TR to a victory over the ninth-ranked Givova Scafati (2-2) crushing them 81-61 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Filloy recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Acegas Aps Trieste (3-1) is placed third in the Lega2. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Filloy's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.5apg. Filloy has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Despite his Argentinian passport, Filloy previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #2. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a 2-point LeGamberi Foods Forlž's victory against the closely-ranked Sigma Barcellona (2-2) 94-92 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. He scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. LeGamberi Foods Forli (2-2) is placed eighth in the Lega2. This year Musso's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg in the two games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #3. Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Matera's victory against the 11th-ranked Castelletto (3-3) 70-51 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Sunday night. Vico scored 16 points, made 3 passes and 4 steals. Bawer Matera (5-1) is placed second in the Nazionale A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Vico has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.8apg and 2.7spg. Similarly like Musso and Filloy above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #4. Demian Filloy (198-F-82, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Trenkwalder RE's victory against the closely-ranked Armani Milano (2-3) 78-66 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. He scored 7 points and had 4 steals in 25 minutes. Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (2-3) is placed ninth in the SerieA. This year Filloy's total stats are: 3.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.8spg in the five games. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #5. Augustin Fabi (199-G/F-91, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) could not help Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria (1-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Fabi's very good performance Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria was defeated 84-78 on the road by the higher-ranked Mazzeo San Severo (#15). He was the second best scorer with 16 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Fabi has relatively good stats this season: 13.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.7apg and 2.0spg. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #6. Juan Ignacio Jasen (196-F-85, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help UCAM Murcia in their game against FIATC Joventut in the Spanish ACB. Jasen scored only 4 points in 13 minutes. His team was crushed by 22 points 92-70. This year Jasen's total stats are: 5.4ppg and 2.6rpg in the five games. Similarly like all previous players above, he holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #7. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Tezenis VE in their game against Tuscany Pistoia in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Ghersetti scored only 4 points, had 6 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 67-51. Ghersetti's total stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.5apg and 1.8spg. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #8. Brian Savoy (192-SG-92, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Monthey in their game against Geneve Lions in the Swiss LNA. He recorded 8 points and added 3 passes. His team was defeated 85-71. Savoy's total stats this season are: 5.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg. He holds both Argentinian and Swiss passports. Despite Savoy's Argentinian nationality, he currently plays for the Swiss U20 national team and cannot be called to the Argentinian team.

   #9. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) helped Pall.Trento win their game against the closely-ranked Prima Veroli 74-56 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Forray scored 8 points in 26 minutes. This year his total stats are: 4.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg and 2.3spg in the three games. Forray has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #10. Alejandro Bortolussi (202-F-89, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Leche Rio Breogan Lugo to win against one of league's weakest teams Lobe Huesca crushing them 71-43 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded 5 points. Bortolussi's total stats this season are: 5.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3spg. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Spanish.



Sionista inks Jose Lloreda - by Eurobasket

Centro Juventud Sionista de Parana (LigaA) signed 32-year old Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (203-112kg-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports). He managed to play in four leagues in three countries last year (!!!). Lloreda played last summer at Titanes in LNB league in Dominican Republic. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Lloreda also played at Atleticos in Puerto Rican BSN earlier that season. In 24 games he had 11.1ppg, 9.6rpg (#3 in the league) and 1.8apg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. The other team Lloreda played shortly was Atenas. In four Liga Sudamericana games last season he recorded 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Lloreda also played 22 games in Argentinian LigaA where he recorded 11.5ppg and 5.3rpg. Another team he played that season for was Olimpico de La Banda. In 19 LigaA games he recorded 13.8ppg and 8.8rpg.
Lloreda was voted Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas 1st Team in 2011. He represented Panama at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez (Puerto Rico) two years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: Score-4 (18.0ppg), Reb-1 (14.3rpg), 2.3apg, FGP: 46.5%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 44.4%.
Lloreda is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bosnia, Iran, Italy (Roseto), Mexico (Halcones Rojos), Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain (CAI Zaragoza), Turkey, Uruguay (Hebraica), Venezuela (Marinos) and Panama (Navieros).
Lloreda attended Louisiana State University until 2004 and it will be his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Sionista cut Jerome Meyinsse - by Eurobasket

Centro Juventud Sionista de Parana (LigaA) cut 24-year old American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-104kg-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management). In 14 LigaA games he played this season he averaged 8.0ppg and 4.1rpg.
The last season he played at Wuber Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca. In 51 LigaA games last year he had very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.2bpg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com All-LigaA Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
Meyinsses team was regular season runner-up in ACC in 2007.
He received also All-ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in 2010 at his college time.
Meyinsse has played previously for another Argentinian team: 9 de Julio.
He attended The University of Virginia until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)



LigaA Round 14: #1 Libertad Sunchales are defeated by Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Libertad Sunchales (10-4) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Regatas Corrientes (8-5) 75-66. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-66. International power forward Nicolas Romano (199-87) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists during the contest. Panamanian center Jamaal Levy (206-83, college: Wake Forest) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes maintains third position in North with 8-5 record having just three points less than leader Penarol. Libertad Sunchales at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. They share the position with Olimpico LB.
Important game to mention about took place in Formosa. Sixth ranked Atenas (6-8) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked La Union (2-12) 70-69 on Sunday evening. The former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) notched 15 points to lead the effort and Bruno Labaque supported him with 17 points. Even a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) did not help to save the game for La Union. La Union's coach Carlos Romano rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Atenas maintains sixth position in North with 6-8 record. La Union at the other side keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Argentino (8-6) against sixth ranked Boca Juniors (5-7) on Sunday night. Host Argentino was crushed by Boca Juniors in Junin 105-68. The best player for the winners was John DeGroat who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Kavon Lytch produced 13 points and 6 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. Boca Juniors maintains sixth position in South with 5-7 record. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the third place with six games lost.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Mar del Plata. First ranked host Penarol (11-2) smashed second-ranked Lanus (8-5) 84-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lanus. Facundo Campazzo orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 9 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Penarol have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in South with 11-2 record. Lanus at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost.
The game in Villa Angela was also quite interesting. Second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (10-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Union Progresista (4-8). Olimpico de La Banda defeated Union Progresista 88-75 on Sunday. Cedric McGowan had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Olimpico de La Banda keeps a position of North leader, which they share with Libertad S. Newly promoted Union Progresista keeps the seventh place with eight games lost.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 14:
In North Sionista lost to Quimsa on the opponent's court 84-91.
In South Wuber-Est.Bahia managed to outperform GECR Indalo in a home game 82-73. Obras recorded a loss to 9 de Julio on the road 93-87.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 8 rebounds by Alejandro Zilli of Sionista.


North
Union Progr. - Olimpico LB 75-88

The game in Villa Angela was also quite interesting. Second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (10-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Union Progresista (4-8). Olimpico de La Banda defeated Union Progresista 88-75 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpico de La Banda. Union Progresista was better in third quarter 27-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Olimpico de La Banda made 8 blocks. Union Progresista was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Cedric McGowan (200-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) chipped in 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks during the contest. American forward Adrian Moss (203-81, college: Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds and swingman Gonzalo Laphitzborde (188-75) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Olimpico de La Banda and four Union Progresista players scored in double figures. Olimpico de La Banda keeps a position of North leader, which they share with Libertad S. Newly promoted Union Progresista keeps the seventh place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: C.McGowan 20+11reb+2ast, F.Ramirez 17+6reb+3ast, J.Machuca 16+4reb+5ast, S.Clancy 14+12reb+1ast, A.Pau 13+2reb, D.Yearby 6+2reb
Union Progr.: A.Moss 21+16reb, G.Laphitzborde 19+6reb+2ast, A.Zago 11+6reb+2ast, C.Schoppler 11+4reb+2ast, V.Hugo Cajal 8+4reb+7ast, D.Cavaco 3+1reb
gschID: 189312


La Union - Atenas 69-70

Important game to mention about took place in Formosa. Sixth ranked Atenas (6-8) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked La Union (2-12) 70-69 on Sunday evening. It looked good early as La Union took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Atenas had a 18-11 second period charge getting the lead and La Union was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-70. Strangely La Union outrebounded Atenas 33-19 including 23 on the defensive glass. The former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) notched 15 points to lead the effort and the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 17 points. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) did not help to save the game for La Union. His fellow American import guard Kyle Lamonte (191-84, college: William Carey) added 14 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. La Union's coach Carlos Romano rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Atenas maintains sixth position in North with 6-8 record. La Union at the other side keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Atenas: B.Labaque 17+1reb+1ast, M.Lescano 15+2reb+3ast, R.Gonzalez 13+4reb, D.Guaita 11+3reb+1ast, M.Fierro 7+5reb, J.Bulfoni 4+2reb+3ast
La Union: G.Lewis 28+10reb, K.Lamonte 14+6reb+3ast, A.Marin 5+1reb+1ast, J.Brussino 5, R.Humphrey 5+5reb, N.Gianella 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 189314


Libertad S. - Regatas C. 66-75

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Libertad Sunchales (10-4) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Regatas Corrientes (8-5) 75-66. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-66. International power forward Nicolas Romano (199-87) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 15 points and 7 assists during the contest. Panamanian center Jamaal Levy (206-83, college: Wake Forest) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes maintains third position in North with 8-5 record having just three points less than leader Penarol. Libertad Sunchales at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. They share the position with Olimpico LB.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: N.Romano 23+5reb, P.Quinteros 15+3reb+7ast, J.Martinez 14+5reb+3ast, F.Kammerichs 10+6reb+2ast, M.Gerlero 5+4reb, T.Washam 4+4reb+2ast
Libertad S.: G.Mikulas 14+5reb+3ast, J.Levy 11+12reb+2ast, W.Graves 11+6reb+1ast, M.Saglietti 10+3reb+2ast, J.Treise 9+2reb+3ast, D.Garcia 8+2ast
gschID: 189313


Quimsa - Sionista 91-84

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Santiado Estero where one of their biggest challengers Sionista (7-7) was defeated by fifth ranked Quimsa (7-6) 91-84 on Sunday. Sionista trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 26-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-91 at the end of the game. Sionista was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American center James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Sebastian Vega (200-88) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five Quimsa players scored in double figures. Alejandro Zilli (200-82) responded with 23 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and forward Eduardo Spalla (197-89, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 7 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Quimsa moved-up to fourth place in North. Loser Sionista dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Mojica 16+4reb, J.Williams 16+8reb, S.Vega 15+5reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 13+1reb+3ast, R.Stanton 12+4reb+2ast, D.Tintorelli 8+6reb+1ast
Sionista: A.Zilli 23+8reb+2ast, D.Hure 10+1reb+1ast, B.Woodward 10+1reb, J.Pittman 8+2reb+1ast, J.Sandrini 8+1reb+4ast, L.Goldenberg 7+2reb
gschID: 189311


South
Argentino - Boca Jrs 68-105

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Argentino (8-6) against sixth ranked Boca Juniors (5-7) on Sunday night. Host Argentino was crushed by Boca Juniors in Junin 105-68. The game without a history. Boca Juniors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Boca Juniors outrebounded Argentino 34-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds and guard Gaston Luchino (183-82) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively 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. Boca Juniors maintains sixth position in South with 5-7 record. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the third place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 23+5reb+1ast, P.Hopson 16+2reb+2ast, F.Van Lacke 15+4reb+3ast, D.Santiago 12+9reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 9+4reb, M.Stanic 8+4reb+4ast
Argentino: K.Lytch 13+6reb+1ast, G.Luchino 12+1reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 12+3reb, J.Cangelosi 9+1reb, F.Funes 8+1reb, N.De los Santos 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 189369


Wuber-Est.Bahia - GECR Indalo 82-73

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Bahia Blanca where fifth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (6-6) defeated one of their biggest challengers GECR Indalo (6-7) 82-73 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-73. Wuber-Est.Bahia dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to GECR Indalo's 26. American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Lucas Faggiano (189-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) chipped in 18 points during the contest. American forward Jason Robinson (196-80, college: Pikeville) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Mariano Byro (195-82) scored 13 points. Wuber-Est.Bahia moved-up to fourth place in South. Loser GECR Indalo dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: L.Blanchard 26+10reb, L.Faggiano 18+2reb+2ast, J.Manuel Rivero 12+4reb+4ast, R.Roby 8+5reb+1ast, F.Ferrini 8+2reb+1ast, M.Mieres 5+2reb+1ast
GECR Indalo: J.Robinson 17+7reb+1ast, M.Byro 13+2reb+1ast, D.Jackson 11+2ast, D.Romero 9+5reb, K.Seawright 8+4reb+2ast, F.Vay 8+6reb
gschID: 189370


Penarol - Lanus 84-65

The game between Top Four teams took place in Mar del Plata. First ranked host Penarol (11-2) smashed second-ranked Lanus (8-5) 84-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lanus. The game was mostly controlled by Penarol. Lanus was better in fourth quarter 24-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Penarol forced 22 Lanus turnovers. International point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 9 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). International power forward Leonardo Gutierrez (201-78) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. Power forward Fernando Martina (202-81) replied with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lanus. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Penarol have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position in South with 11-2 record. Lanus at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Penarol: L.Gutierrez 18+7reb+2ast, F.Campazzo 17+3reb+9ast, D.Teague 15+1reb+1ast, M.Leiva 14+1reb+1ast, T.Terrell 8+4reb+1ast, M.Mata 6+14reb+3ast
Lanus: F.Martina 13+9reb+1ast, W.McFarlan 10+5reb, F.Giorgi 9+4reb, A.Boccia 8+5reb+2ast, L.Perez 6+1reb+5ast, C.Schattmann 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 189368


9 de Julio - Obras 93-87

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Rio Tercero where 7th ranked Obras (4-8) was defeated by eighth ranked 9 de Julio (3-10) 93-87 on Sunday. Obras was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 9 de Julio made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. American forward Robert Hornsby (201-82, college: Troy) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. 9 de Julio's coach Sebastian Gonzalez used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) responded with 25 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Tyler Field (205-78, college: San Diego) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Five 9 de Julio and four Obras players scored in double figures. 9 de Julio maintains eighth position in South with 3-10 record. Obras lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
9 de Julio: R.Hornsby 24+5reb+2ast, E.Nelson 21+4reb, M.Garcia 16+2reb+4ast, G.Torre 14+4reb+5ast, E.Ruiz 13+3reb+3ast, D.Gerbaudo 3+1reb
Obras: J.Gutierrez 25+7reb, T.Field 13+9reb, A.Konsztadt 11+3reb+4ast, M.Osimani 11+2reb+3ast, P.Espinoza 9+1ast, F.Calvi 7+2reb
gschID: 189367



Regatas Corrientes waived Djibril Kante - by Eurobasket News

Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) waived 32-year old American center Djibril Kante (205-80, college: Indiana State). In 13 LigaA games he played this season he recorded 7.0ppg and 4.8rpg. He played there also last season. Kante appeared in 51 games in LigaA where he averaged 9.4ppg and 5.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Kante played in the final of Argentinian LigaA in 2010.
He was also voted Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Imports Team in 2010.
Kante has played also professionally in Chile (Universidad de Concepcion and Prov.Llanquihue), Switzerland (Fribourg) and Argentina (Atenas, MH Basket and Olimpico de La Banda).
He attended Indiana State until 2002 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)



Obras hire Gonzalo Garcia - by Eurobasket News

Obras Sanitarias announced the hiring of Gonzalo Garcia as the new head coach of the team. He will replace Gabriel Piccato at the bridge. Gonzalo Garcia just left La Union. Previously he worked with Flamengo, Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda, Autocid Burgos, Regatas Corrientes, Libertad, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Deportivo San Andres. Gonzalo Garcia was named Latinbasket.com All-South American Championship Best Coach in 2012. He has been coach assistant with the Argentinean National Team since 2004. Gonzalo Garcia was named All-Argentinean Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2004. The specialist worked with Argentinean U21 National Team. Gonzalo Garcia finds himself in a difficult situation in Obras. The team is currently at 4-8 record in the South Conference.


Argentinian LigaA round 14 best performance: Facundo Campazzo - by Eurobasket News

International point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Penarol, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 21-year old player was the main contributor (17 points, three rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Lanus (#2, 8-5) with 19-point margin 84-65. It allowed Penarol to consolidate first place in the Argentinian LigaA. Penarol have a solid 11-2 record. Campazzo has many years of experience at Penarol, through which he has constantly improved. Facundo Campazzo has solid league stats. He is league's best passer with 7.4apg. Campazzo is in league's top in and averages impressive 2.5spg and 56.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Alejandro Zilli (200-PF-82) of Sionista. Zilli had a very good evening with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Sionista lost that game 84-91 to slightly higher-ranked Quimsa (#4, 7-6). This loss caused Sionista to drop to 5th position in North. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Zilli is one of the most experienced players at Sionista and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Adrian Moss (203-F-81) of Union Progr. (#7). Moss scored 21 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Moss' great performance Union Progr. lost 75-88 to the higher-ranked Olimpico LB (#2, 10-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Union Progr. not to end season at such low position in North, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Moss could try to bring Union Progr.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Moss has a very solid season. In 7 games in Argentina he scored 12.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gregory Lewis (200-F-78) of La Union - 28 points and 10 rebounds
5. Sam Clancy (202-C-80) of Olimpico LB - 14 points and 12 rebounds
6. LaVell Blanchard (201-F-81) of Wuber-Est.Bahia - 26 points and 10 rebounds
7. Sebastian Vega (200-F-88) of Quimsa - 15 points and 5 rebounds
8. James Williams (204-C-79) of Quimsa - 16 points and 8 rebounds
9. Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80) of Libertad S. - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras - 25 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)



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Cedric Jackson claims Australian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) had a great game in the last round for Breakers and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 19 points adding eight rebounds and five assists for Breakers in his team's victory, helping them to beat Tigers (#7, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 75-64. Breakers maintains the 3rd position in Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Breakers will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It's Jackson's second year at Breakers and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Cleveland State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson. Jackson is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.0ppg) and averages solid 2.8spg and 47.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-G-84) of Kings. Bruce impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 2 rebounds. It was enough for Kings to edge Crocodiles (#8, 0-5) by 5 points 92-87. This victory allowed Kings to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 3-2 record is not bad at all. Bruce is well-known by Kings fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Dominican Rep. Adris Deleon (180-G-84) of top-ranked Hawks. Deleon scored 23 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Hawks, leading his team to a 77-63 easy win against the lower-ranked 36ers (#5, 2-2). Hawks started extremely well this year. They recorded 4 victories without losing a single game. Deleon 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. Deleon has a great season in Australia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.0ppg (6th best) and assists with 3.8apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83) of Taipans - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) of Kings - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Seth Scott (208-F/C-81) of Tigers - 25 points and 10 rebounds
7. Ian Crosswhite (210-C-82) of Kings - 14 points and 10 rebounds
8. Ben Allen (211-C-86) of Crocodiles - 14 points and 6 rebounds
9. Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Corin Henry (180-PG-88) of Kings - 18 points and 5 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)



Nathan Jawai selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over the third-ranked Besiktas (2-1) 72-60 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Jawai was MVP of the game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (3-0) is placed first in group D. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. This year Jawai averages: 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 64.7%(11-17) in the three games he played so far. He played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #2. Second place goes to an international center David Andersen (212-80, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey. Andersen could not help Fenerbahce Ulker (2-1) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance the third-placed Fenerbahce Ulker was defeated 83-75 on the road by the leading Real Madrid in the group A of Euroleague. Andersen was the second best scorer with 13 points. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Andersen's overall stats this year are: 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 33.3%. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Aaron Baynes
Aaron Baynes
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in Euroleague). Baynes was not able to help Union Olimpija (1-2) in their game against Panathinaikos (2-1) in the Euroleague, despite his very good performance on Friday night. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Baynes also added 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. But Union Olimpija (#4) was badly defeated 85-67 at home by the second-ranked Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Baynes is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 10.0rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.3ppg, 2FGP: 56.3%(18-32) and FT: 66.7% in the three games. Baynes has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #4. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nathan Jawai. But that was another game of his team in Spanish ACB which we would like to mention. Ingles contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked CAI Zaragoza (2-3) 65-50. He recorded 9 points and added 3 passes. Regal FC Barcelona (3-2) is placed eighth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ingles' overall stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.8apg. He is also Australian national team player.

David Barlow
David Barlow
   #5. International power forward David Barlow (205-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 2-point UCAM Murcia's victory against the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC (0-5) 77-75 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Barlow had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 32 minutes. UCAM Murcia (24-6) is placed in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Barlow's overall stats are: 6.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg in the five games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #6. Center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Russia) was not able to secure a victory for Lokomotiv (2-2) in their game against Spartak St.Petersburg (0-0) in the Russian PBL. Despite his very good performance on Thursday night Maric was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 5 rebounds. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Maric is currently fifth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (third place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Maric averages: 15.3ppg and 8.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Matt Nielsen
Matt Nielsen
   #7. An experienced international forward Matt Nielsen (208-78, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help BC Khimky Moscow Region in a victory against the sixth-ranked BC Donetsk (2-2) 72-58 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Nielsen scored only 4 points in 10 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-1) is placed second in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Nielsen's total stats are: 3.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in the two games. He is also Australian national team player.

Mark Worthington
Mark Worthington
   #8. Power forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Radnicki KG (2-4) in their game against Partizan (5-0) in the Adriatic League. Despite his very good performance last Sunday Worthington was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). It's Worthington's first season with the team. Worthington is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.2ppg and 3.0rpg. Worthington plays currently for the Australian national team.

Rhys Carter
Rhys Carter
   #9. Former international point guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Solna Vikings (4-2) 93-74 in the Swedish Basketligan on Wednesday night. He scored 15 points and added 7 passes in 24 minutes. Uppsala Basket (5-2) is placed third in the Basketligan. Carter belongs to league's best passers (ranked #3) and also on the list of most steals (third place). This year he has very good stats: 11.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.1apg and 2.4spg in the seven games. Carter used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #10. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked CAI Zaragoza (2-3) 74-56 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 7 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (3-2) is placed tenth in the ACB. Newley has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.6apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mark Worthington and both played together in the last Adriatic League game. Markovic couldn't help Radnicki KG in their game against Partizan. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Markovic scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 91-80. Markovic is currently sixth on the league's list of best passers. He has averaged so far 3.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg. Markovic used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international guard Anthony Stewart (196-70, currently plays in Slovakia) couldn't help Svit in their game against Handlova in the Slovakian Extraliga, despite his good performance last Saturday. He was the top scorer with 12 points. Stewart also added 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. But his team lost 69-82. Stewart is currently fourth on the league's list of best rebounders with 8.0rpg. This year he also averages: 14.7ppg and 1.7apg in the three games. Stewart used to play for the Australian national team back in 2001.

   #13. International power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Ukraine) was the main contributor in Dnipro's victory against the league outsider BC Kyiv 75-67 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Saturday night's game. Kickert was the best player in that game. He scored 22 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Kickert has relatively solid stats: 14.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3bpg and 1.1spg in the seven games. He is also Australian national team player.

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

   #1. Experienced Mick Pennisi (210-C-75, college: E.Michigan, currently plays in Philippines), who plays in the Filipino PBA could not help Barako Bull (2-4) in their last game. Despite Pennisi's good performance Barako Bull (#7) was edged 92-91 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) San Mig Coffee in the Philippine Cup group. He recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 39 minutes. This year Pennisi has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.0apg in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Filipino.

   #2. Michael Kingma (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, currently plays in Holland) was not able to help Groningen (4-1) in their game against M.Magixx (3-2) in the Dutch Eredivisie. Kingma recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Groningen was badly defeated 83-64 in Nijmegen by the lower-ranked M.Magixx (#4). It was Groningen's first loss after four consecutive victories. Kingma has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 4.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Dutch.

   #3. Adrien Sturt (209-C-86, college: Snow CC, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a London Lions' victory against the closely-ranked Cheshire Jets (1-5) 82-75 in the British BBL in Sunday night's game. Sturt scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 20 minutes. London Lions (2-5) is placed eighth in the BBL. This year Sturt has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.4apg in the five games.

   #4. 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 (1-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Science City Jena was defeated 87-79 in Cuxhaven by the much higher-ranked BasCats (#5). Jeka scored 12 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. This season Jeka has relatively solid stats: 13.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 4.3apg. He has both British and Australian nationalities.

   #5. Josh Duinker (210-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Caceres Basket (1-3) in their game against Planasa NV (2-2) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Duinker recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. Caceres Basket lost 69-75 in Pamplona to the higher-ranked (#7) Planasa NV. Duinker has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.8apg in the four games. He also holds two passports: Australian and Dutch.

   #6. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-G-85, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Duesseldorf Baskets to win against the closely-ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg 97-82 in the German ProA (second division) on Sunday night. He scored only 3 points and added 3 passes. Tzakopoulos has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 3.0apg. He has Greek and Australian nationalities.



Madgen wins Round 4 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

A pair of outstanding performances by Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85, college: Augusta St.) has earned the Sydney Kings guard the National Basketball League's Player of the Week award for Round Four of the iiNet NBL Championship.

Madgen was inspirational for the Kings, stepping in to fill the void left by James Harvey's absence due to a broken arm and leading Sydney to consecutive road wins. The 2011 NBL Rookie of the Year winner started his team's Sunshine Swing' to Far North Queensland with a 23-point, eight-rebound and five-assist effort in Sydney's 92-87 win over Townsville on Friday night.

The 193cm guard then scored 22 points as the Kings came from behind to register a victory over the Cairns Taipans at the Cairns Convention Centre on Sunday, 71-69. Madgen had 11 points in the final period alone, including making a crucial three-pointer in the final minute to help kick-start the Kings' remarkable comeback. He made 5-of-7 three-pointers for the match and 8-of-13 field goals at 62%.

For the round, Madgen averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists, shooting at 54.5% from the field and 60.5% from the perimeter. He becomes the second Sydney Kings player to win an NBL weekly honour this season, joining teammate Corin Henry who took out the Round Two award.

Wollongong Hawks' import guard Adris 2Hard2Guard' Deleon can consider himself incredibly unlucky to have been edged out by Madgen for the award. Deleon turned in a match-winning performance for the Hawks as they pulled off a stunning comeback of their own to defeat the Adelaide 36ers 77-63 at Adelaide Arena on Sunday.

The exciting American reeled off 14 points in the final period to help the Hawks surge past the 36ers from two points down at the final change. Deleon tore the Adelaide defence to shreds as he either scored or set-up a teammate on virtually every play. He finished with 23 points, seven assists and three rebounds for the game in a performance for the ages.

Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Four included Cedric Jackson (New Zealand), Thomas Abercrombie (New Zealand), Seth Scott (Melbourne), Cameron Tragardh (Cairns), Anthony Petrie (Adelaide), Gary Ervin (Townsville), Ben Allen (Townsville), Lance Hurdle (Wollongong), Corin Henry (Sydney) and Ian Crosswhite (Sydney).



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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 28: Kapfenberg - Furstenfeld 98-90
Oct. 29: St.Polten - Klosterneub. 92-78
Oct. 27: Gussing - UBSC Graz 86-73
Oct. 28: Arkadia - Wels 81-103
Oct. 27: Oberwart - BC Vienna 52-71

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 1: BC Vienna - UBSC Graz
Nov. 1: Klosterneub. - Gussing
Nov. 1: Wels - St.Polten
Nov. 1: Oberwart - Kapfenberg
Nov. 1: Furstenfeld - Gmunden


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Tiedeman, Wels26.8 
 2. Shaw, Kapfenberg21.3 
 3. Pearson, Furstenf.21.3 
 4. Dale, UBSC G.20.5 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld20.3 
 6. Lamesic, Wels20.0 
 7. Gilchrese, UBSC G.20.0 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels20.0 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna19.3 
 10. Gradnigo, Oberwart18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.11.3 
 2. Trmal, BC Vienna10.3 
 3. Heard, Gussing9.8 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden9.0 
 5. Speiser, St.Polten9.0 
 6. Lamesic, Wels8.3 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna7.8 
 8. Skurdauskas, Arkad.7.7 
 9. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.7.5 
 10. Bortolin, Arkadia7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.8 
 2. O''Neal, Furstenfeld6.0 
 3. Woods, Kapfenberg6.0 
 4. Klepeisz, Gussing5.0 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.5 
 6. Pryor, Kapfenberg4.3 
 7. Edwards, Oberwart4.0 
 8. Bobb, Klosterneub.3.8 
 9. Bortolin, Arkadia3.8 
 10. Danek, BC Vienna3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.7 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.5 
 3. Pryor, Kapfenberg2.3 
 4. Koch, Gussing2.0 
 5. Klepeisz, Gussing1.8 
 6. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 7. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.7 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 9. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.7 
 10. Mayer, Gmunden1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.7 
 2. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.7 
 3. Bortolin, Arkadia1.3 
 4. Greimeister, Klost.1.3 
 5. Washington, Wels1.0 
 6. Francois, BC Vienna0.8 
 7. Cox, Furstenfeld0.7 
 8. Rakocevic, BC Vi.0.7 
 9. Pearson, Furstenf.0.7 
 10. Skurdauskas, Arka.0.7 


Rasid Mahalbasic selected the top Austrian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Rasid Mahalbasic
Rasid Mahalbasic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-90, currently plays in Poland). He led Asseco Prokom Gdynia to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Stelmet ZG (3-2) 73-70 in the Polish TBL in Sunday night's game. Mahalbasic was MVP of the game. He recorded 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Asseco Prokom Gdynia (3-1) is placed third in the TBL. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Mahalbasic's first year with the team. Mahalbasic has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 70.8%(17-24) and FT: 61.5% in the four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian. Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Matej Kljaic
Matej Kljaic
   #2. Second place goes to former U16 international forward Matej Kljaic (193-91, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1. Kljaic could not help one of league's weakest teams Djuro Djakovic (3-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Djuro Djakovic was defeated 76-67 on the road by the leading KK Zagreb. Kljaic was the second best scorer with 11 points. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Kljaic has been at the team for four years. This season he averages: 3.8ppg. Kljaic is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Croatian. Despite he played previously for the Croatian U18 national team, Kljaic played also for the Austrian U16 national team in 2007.

Anton Maresch
Anton Maresch
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Anton Maresch (191-91, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the tenth-ranked Melilla Baloncesto (1-3) 89-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Maresch recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. 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. This year Maresch's overall stats are: 7.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 29.4%, 3FGP: 57.1% and FT: 75.0% in the four games. He is also a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Thomas Schreiner
Thomas Schreiner
   #4. Point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Anton Maresch. But that was another game of his team in Spanish LEB Gold which we would like to mention. Schreiner managed to help B.C. River Andorra to win against the sixth-ranked Meridiano Alicante (2-2) 79-77. He scored 5 points and added 5 assists. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Schreiner belongs to league's best passers (ranked #4) and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). His total stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.5apg and 2.0spg. Schreiner is also Austrian national team player.

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

   #1. Jamie Kohn (195-G-89, college: E.Connecticut, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a Tees Valley Mohawks' victory against the 12th-ranked Derby Trailblazers (0-1) 84-72 in the British EBL D1 (second division) last Saturday. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes. It was his first game for Tees Valley Mohawks this season. His team is placed third in the EBL D1. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.

Other top Austrian players, who play abroad:

Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83) plays for Montepaschi Siena in Italian SerieA
Jason Detrick (195-SF-80) plays for Apollon in Cypriot Division A
Peter Klemm (197-F-85) plays for Tuebingen II in German Regionalliga
Michael Kaiser (195-G-82) plays for TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach in German Regionalliga



A Bundesliga Round 4: Redwell Gunners Oberwart loses to BC Vienna - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Redwell Gunners Oberwart (2-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by BC Vienna (4-0) 71-52. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Redwell Gunners Oberwart. The game without a history. BC Vienna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Vienna outrebounded Redwell Gunners Oberwart 36-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Mario Edwards (191, college: Co.Carolina) produced 14 points and 4 assists for lost side. BC Vienna have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Redwell Gunners Oberwart at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kapfenberg. BC Vienna are looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#4) at home in the next round. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against Kapfenberg Bulls and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked UBSC Graz (3-1) against fourth ranked Gussing Knights (3-1) on Saturday night. Visiting UBSC Graz was defeated by Gussing Knights in Gussing 86-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UBSC Graz. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian forward Elvis Kadic (201-80, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) who helped to win the game recording 30 points. Thomas Klepeisz contributed with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (204-81) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for UBSC Graz. Gussing Knights moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels and UBSC Graz. Gussing Knights will play against Xion Dukes (#7) in Klosterneuburg in the next round where they are favorite. UBSC Graz will play on the road against the league's leader BC Vienna (#1) in Wien and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
St.Polten can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Xion Dukes (2-2) 92-78 on Monday. Worth to mention a great performance of Martin Speiser who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side Kevin Payton responded with 20 points. Xion Dukes' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. St.Polten (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Defending champion Xion Dukes keep the seventh position with two games lost. St.Polten will meet higher ranked Raiffeisen Wels (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Xion Dukes will play against the league's second-placed Gussing Knights (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 103-81 loss to sixth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (3-1) in Traiskirchen. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The winners were led by Tyler Tiedeman who scored that evening 29 points, 7 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. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with UBSC Graz and Gussing. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Raiffeisen Wels' next round opponent will be St.Polten (#8) at home where they are favorite.
Bottom-ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 98-90 loss to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (2-1) in Kapfenberg on Sunday evening. Mark Sanchez fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Oberwart. Loser Furstenfeld Panthers still closes the standings with three games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will face Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#6) on the road in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and hope to get finally their first victory.


Arkadia - Wels 81-103

Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 103-81 loss to sixth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (3-1) in Traiskirchen. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. The game was mostly controlled by Raiffeisen Wels. Arkadia Lions was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Raiffeisen Wels made 26-of-28 charity shots (92.9 percent) during the game. Raiffeisen Wels outrebounded Arkadia Lions 39-27 including 16 on the offensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Arkadia Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) who scored that evening 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 24 points and 12 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Four Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. Even 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Arkadia Lions. Argentinian-Italian center Matias Bortolin (205-93, agency: Interperformances) added 8 points and 10 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. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with UBSC Graz and Gussing. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Raiffeisen Wels' next round opponent will be St.Polten (#8) at home where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Wels: T.Tiedeman 29+7reb+4ast, A.Farokhmanesh 27+3reb, D.Lamesic 24+12reb+1ast, R.Vieider 11+4reb+3ast, M.Ahmetbasic 9+5reb+2ast, D.Washington 2+2reb
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 24+7reb+5ast, M.Graf 11+2reb+1ast, J.Blazevic 11+2reb+1ast, P.Gamaleri 9+1reb, T.Stadelmann 8+1ast, M.Bortolin 8+10reb+3ast
gschID: 179579


St.Polten - Klosterneub. 92-78

St.Polten can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Xion Dukes (2-2) 92-78 on Monday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 53-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. St.Polten outrebounded Xion Dukes 45-26 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Martin Speiser (202-83) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and the former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-84) who added 21 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international guard Kevin Payton (196-86, college: Minnesota) responded with 20 points and Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Xion Dukes' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. St.Polten (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Defending champion Xion Dukes keep the seventh position with two games lost. St.Polten will meet higher ranked Raiffeisen Wels (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Xion Dukes will play against the league's second-placed Gussing Knights (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
St.Polten: M.Speiser 28+9reb+2ast, M.Kohlmaier 21+14reb+2ast, T.Csebits 11+3ast, M.Pinezich 9+7reb+6ast, I.Bozic 7+5reb, L.Gvozden 7+7reb+3ast
Klosterneub.: K.Payton 20+1reb+3ast, R.Suljanovic 13+8reb+2ast, C.Nagler 11+3reb+3ast, D.Zeleznik 9+1reb+3ast, C.Bobb 8+2reb+2ast, C.Greimeister 6+4reb
gschID: 179575


Kapfenberg - Furstenfeld 98-90

Bottom-ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 98-90 loss to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (2-1) in Kapfenberg on Sunday evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) produced 34 points (!!!) and American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) added 19 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) respectively for lost side. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Oberwart. Loser Furstenfeld Panthers still closes the standings with three games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will face Redwell Gunners Oberwart (#6) on the road in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 20+7reb+4ast, Q.Pryor 20+3reb+4ast, M.Sanchez 18+11reb+4ast, G.Woods 16+6reb+2ast, D.Nelson 16+6reb+3ast, D.Mayes 6+2reb+2ast
Furstenfeld: S.Grum 34+3reb, M.Pearson 19+11reb, B.Cresnar 14+8reb+5ast, P.Radakovics 9+2reb, C.Cox 8+5reb+2ast, L.O'Neal 6+3reb+7ast
gschID: 179577


Oberwart - BC Vienna 52-71

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Redwell Gunners Oberwart (2-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by BC Vienna (4-0) 71-52. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Redwell Gunners Oberwart. The game without a history. BC Vienna led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Vienna outrebounded Redwell Gunners Oberwart 36-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four BC Vienna players scored in double figures. American guard Mario Edwards (191, college: Co.Carolina) produced 14 points and 4 assists and naturalized American power forward Jason Johnson (202-77, college: Tennessee St.) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. BC Vienna have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Redwell Gunners Oberwart at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with Kapfenberg. BC Vienna are looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#4) at home in the next round. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against Kapfenberg Bulls and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: S.Ray 21+11reb+1ast, Z.Rakocevic 16+7reb+2ast, F.Trmal 12+7reb, I.Boylan 10+3reb+5ast, J.Francois 5+2reb+1ast, T.Gaspar 4+4reb
Oberwart: M.Edwards 14+4reb+4ast, J.Johnson 14+6reb, D.Gant 10+7reb, H.Artner 8+1reb+1ast, C.Gradnigo 4+4reb, L.Linzer 2
gschID: 179578


Gussing - UBSC Graz 86-73

Very important is a road loss of second ranked UBSC Graz (3-1) against fourth ranked Gussing Knights (3-1) on Saturday night. Visiting UBSC Graz was defeated by Gussing Knights in Gussing 86-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of UBSC Graz. It looked good early as UBSC Graz took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Gussing Knights had a 30-20 second period charge getting the lead and UBSC Graz was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-86. Gussing Knights forced 19 UBSC Graz turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian forward Elvis Kadic (201-80, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) who helped to win the game recording 30 points. International point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (204-81) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and American point guard Eric Gilchrese (183-87, college: New Hampshire) added 11 points and 5 assists in the effort for UBSC Graz. Five Gussing Knights and four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. Gussing Knights moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels and UBSC Graz. Gussing Knights will play against Xion Dukes (#7) in Klosterneuburg in the next round where they are favorite. UBSC Graz will play on the road against the league's leader BC Vienna (#1) in Wien and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gussing: E.Kadic 30+1reb+1ast, M.Heard 14+10reb+2ast, S.Koch 14+2reb, T.Klepeisz 13+7reb+11ast, M.Klepeisz 11+2reb+2ast, B.Weber 4+6reb
UBSC Graz: M.Stegnjaic 24+12reb+1ast, R.Lanegger 11+5reb, E.Gilchrese 11+2reb+5ast, M.Anthony Dale 10+6reb+1ast, S.Schaal 6+5ast, C.Knor 5+2reb
gschID: 179576





Shawn Ray claims Austrian A Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80) had a great game in the last round for league's leader BC Vienna and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 32-year old swingman had a double-double of 21 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed Oberwart (#6, 2-1) with 19-point margin 71-52. It allowed BC Vienna to consolidate first place in the Austrian A Bundesliga. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but BC Vienna already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Ray had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be BC Vienna's top player in his first season with the team. N.Carolina Central graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ray is in league's top in points (9th best: 19.3ppg), rebounds (7th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 2.5spg,51.4% FGP and 45.8% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances) of Wels. Tiedeman impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Wels to another comfortable win outscoring Arkadia (#11, 0-4) 103-81. This victory allowed Wels to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Tiedeman is a newcomer at Wels 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 26.8ppg (#1). He also registered 6.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) of St.Polten (#8). Kohlmaier scored 21 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of St.Polten, leading his team to a 92-78 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Klosterneub. (#7, 2-2). St.Polten can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kohlmaier he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kohlmaier has individually a great season in Austria. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Martin Speiser (202-F-83) of St.Polten - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mark Sanchez (201-F-87) of Kapfenberg - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81) of UBSC Graz - 24 points and 12 rebounds
7. Elvis Kadic (201-F-80) of Gussing - 30 points
8. Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels - 24 points and 12 rebounds
9. Radosav Spasojevic (204-F/C-92) of Arkadia - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Samo Grum (193-G/F-79) of Furstenfeld - 34 points and 3 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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  BAHAMAS   


Magnum Rolle's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bahamians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Magnum Rolle
Magnum Rolle
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese JBL. He could not help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Mitsubishi Dolphins (3-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Rolle's very good performance Mitsubishi Dolphins were badly defeated 63-47 on the road by the higher-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (#5). He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 14 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Rolle is currently fifth on the list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 2FGP: 56.7%(51-90) and FT: 33.3%. Rolle played for the Bahamas senior national team five years ago.

Trevor Harvey
Trevor Harvey
   #2. Second place goes to former U21 international center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St., currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A. He was not able to help Giurgiu (3-2) in their last game. Despite Harvey's good performance Giurgiu lost 70-84 in Mures to the lower-ranked (#12) Targu. He scored 11 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 29 minutes. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Harvey is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.6bpg. This year his other stats are: 12.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 69.7%(23-33), 3FGP: 75.0% and FT: 57.1% in the five games he played so far. Harvey played for the Bahamas U21 national team in 2000.

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary). Davis contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked ZTE KK (1-4) crushing them 82-60 in the Hungarian A Division in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Marso NYKK (2-3) is placed eighth in the A Division. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Davis is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (second place). This season he has very good stats: 12.8ppg, 9.4rpg, 1.4bpg, 2.0spg and FT: 57.1%. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Davis is also a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Jaraun Burrows
Jaraun Burrows
   #4. Forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: IPFW, currently plays in Switzerland), who plays in the Swiss LNA was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Starwings (0-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Starwings lost 77-89 in Nyon to the one of league's weakest teams (#9) BBC Nyon. Burrows had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 6 blocks in 38 minutes. So far Starwings lost all four games in the Regular Season. Burrows is ranked third on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has very solid stats this year: 13.0ppg, 9.7rpg, 2.7apg and 3.0bpg in the three games. Burrows is also Bahamas national team player.

Ryan Moss
Ryan Moss
   #5. An experienced former international power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR, currently plays in Mexico) couldn't help Lechugueros (5-13) in their game against Halcones UV Xalapa (17-1) in the Mexican LNBP (second division). He scored 9 points. But Lechugueros was defeated 94-88 at home by the leading Halcones UV Xalapa. It was Lechugueros' sixth consecutive loss in a row. Moss' overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 2.4rpg. He used to play for the Bahamas national team eight years ago.

Jamaal Douglas
Jamaal Douglas
   #6. Forward Jamaal Douglas (201-85, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: E.Kentucky, currently plays in Estonia) couldn't help Tln Kalev (0-3) in their game against TU/Rock (5-0) in the Estonian KML. Douglas scored 8 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 27 minutes. It was his first game for Tln Kalev this season. The bottom-ranked Tln Kalev was crushed 96-54 in Tartu by the leading TU/Rock. So far Tln Kalev lost all three games in the Regular Season. Douglas is an international player who is currently on the senior Bahamas National Team roster.

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

   #1. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia), who plays in the Slovakian Extraliga could not help one of league's weakest teams Nitra (3-2) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Nitra lost 91-95 on the road to the second-ranked Komarno. Cadot was the top scorer with 26 points. He also added 6 rebounds, passed 7 assists and added 3 blocks in 34 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Cadot's first season in pro basketball. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Cadot is currently first on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (seventh place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Cadot averages: 18.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.2apg, 1.4bpg and 2.4spg in the five games he played so far.

Other top Bahamas players, who play abroad:

Klay Thompson (198-G-90) plays for Golden State Warriors in the NBA
Dynile Forbes (188-G-86) plays for Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi in Spanish LEB Silver
Torrington Cox (201-F-85) plays for Al Jahraa in Kuwaiti D1



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Oct. 29: Juventus - Valga 88-77
Oct. 24: Kalev/Cramo - Parnu 80-70
Oct. 29: Lietkabelis - TU/Rock 72-76
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
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.19.8 
 2. Leonard, Juventus18.8 
 3. Milaknis, Rudupis18.3 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.8 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons17.3 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas17.0 
 7. Andriukaitis, Liet.17.0 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis16.8 
 9. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 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. Cipruss, Lietkabel.9.0 
 6. Timma, Ventspils8.8 
 7. Gulbis, Barons k.8.3 
 8. Varnelis, Juventus8.0 
 9. Leonard, Juventus8.0 
 10. Bishop, Nevezis7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.8 
 2. Ezerskis, Liepaja5.8 
 3. Ginevicius, Lietka.5.0 
 4. Silavs, Jelgava5.0 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas4.7 
 6. Cunda, Valga4.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.5 
 8. Leonard, Juventus4.3 
 9. Viskontas, Juvent.4.3 
 10. Babkauskas, Liet.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis3.0 
 2. Laane, Rapla3.0 
 3. Mockevicius, Nagli.3.0 
 4. Teel, Ventspils2.7 
 5. Pilk, Tarvas2.7 
 6. Chamberlain, Jelga.2.7 
 7. Cunda, Valga2.3 
 8. Mizis, Jelgava2.3 
 9. Babkauskas, Lietk.2.3 
 10. Cerneckis, Sakalai2.0 
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. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.7 
 6. Dia, Siauliai1.5 
 7. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 8. Kiausas, Sakalai1.3 
 9. Ziedins, Valmiera1.0 
 10. Galdikas, Siauliai1.0 



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  BELARUS   


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

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

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Baltic League). He was the major contributor in Siauliai's victory against the fourth-ranked Naglis Palangos (1-2) crushing them 95-71 in the Baltic League in Monday night's game. Liutych scored 14 points and added 3 assists in 27 minutes on the court. BC Siauliai (3-1) is placed second in group A. Liutych has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 64.0%(16-25) in the four games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL. Parakhouski could not help Olin Edirne (1-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Olin Edirne was crushed 81-60 at home by the higher-ranked Hacettepe University (#8). Parakhouski was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Parakhouski is currently second on the list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7bpg, 2FGP: 64.0%(16-25) and FT: 37.5%. Parakhouski is in the roster of the Belarusian senior national team.

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team Unics Kazan to a victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-3) 86-72 in the VTB United League on Monday night. Veremeenko recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks (made all of his five free throws) in 25 minutes. Unics Kazan (3-1) is placed third in group A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Veremeenko's fifth year with the team. This season he averages: 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 2FGP: 61.9%(13-21) and FT: 76.9% in the four games. Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. He played for the Belarusian national team five years ago.

Mikita Meshcharakou
Mikita Meshcharakou
   #4. Small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Givova Scafati (2-2) crushing them 81-61 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Meshcharakou recorded 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. Acegas Aps Trieste (3-1) is placed third in the Lega2. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Meshcharakou's first year with the team. Meshcharakou's overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg and 4.0rpg. He is also Belarusian national team player.

Aleh Kojenets
Aleh Kojenets
   #5. An experienced former international center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the 15th-ranked Nafta Universitetas (2-6) crushing them 96-56 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) last Friday. Kojenets recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 27 minutes. Mazeikiai (6-2) is placed fourth in the NKL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Kojenets' overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 3.2rpg in the six games. He used to play for the Belarusian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Sergey Karpov (200-F-80, currently plays in Russia) led Sojuz Zaretchny to a surprising victory over the fifth-ranked Ruskon-Mordovia (2-2) 82-75 in the Russian Superlaegue (second division) on Saturday night. Karpov was MVP of the game. He recorded 23 points. BC Sojuz Zaretchny (1-3) is placed second from the bottom (#14) in the Superlaegue. It was Sojuz Zaretchny's first victory after three consecutive loses. This season Karpov has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.

Other top Belarusian players, who play abroad:

Dmitri Paliashchuk (199-SG-85) plays for Halychyna in Ukrainian Superleague
Heorhi Kandrusevich (197-G/F-78) plays for Ferro-ZNTU in Ukrainian Superleague
Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87) plays for BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian PBL
Dante Stiggers (188-PG-82) plays for Apoel in Cypriot Division A
Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88) plays for Elitzur Yavne in Israeli National League
Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84) plays for Ironi Ramat Gan in Israeli National League
Denis Yarets (190-G-89) plays for Desna Bryansk in Russian Higher League
Dimo Jeleznov (202-F/C-88) plays for Tongeren in Belgian Division II
Valery Gandlin (200-G-86) plays for BK Almaty in Kazakhstan D1

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



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Oct. 28: Oudenaarde - Point Chaud 89-78
Oct. 28: Waregem - Excelsior 81-84
Oct. 28: Sint-Jan Ant. - Gent Dragons 80-89
Oct. 28: Essor Charleroi - Gembo BBC 72-91
Oct. 26: CEP Fleurus - St-Niklase 72-69
Oct. 26: M.Hainaut II - Houthalen 102-98
Nov. 1: Tongeren - Kangor.-Boom
Oct. 31: Houthalen - Giants II
Oct. 31: St-Niklase - Gent Dragons


Beye Tabu-Eboma selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Beye Tabu-Eboma
Beye Tabu-Eboma
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-85, currently plays in Italy). He led Cantu to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Enel Brindisi (1-4) 84-80 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Tabu-Eboma was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes on the court. Chebolletta Cantu (3-1) is placed third in the SerieA. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Tabu-Eboma's first year with the team. Tabu-Eboma has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 63.6% and FT: 87.5% in the four games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain). Hervelle managed to help Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket to win against the 11th-ranked Blancos de Rueda (2-3) 76-70 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (4-1) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Hervelle averages: 5.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 41.4%. He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Marcus Faison
Marcus Faison
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international guard Marcus Faison (196-78, college: Siena, currently plays in Georgia). Faison was the main contributor in Armia's victory against the closely-ranked Kutaisi (1-1) crushing them 78-58 in the Georgian Superleague on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Faison scored 14 points in a mere 18 minutes. It was his first game for Armia this season. His team is placed fourth in the Superleague. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Faison's first year with the team. He is a naturalized American. Faison played for the Belgian national team one years ago. He used to play for TEC Spirou Charleroi in Belgian league.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #4. Point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help CAI Zaragoza (2-3) to beat G.Canaria 2014 (3-2). Van Rossom scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. CAI Zaragoza was badly defeated 74-56 on the road by the higher-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (#10). It was CAI Zaragoza's third consecutive loss in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Van Rossom's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg. He is also Belgian national team player.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #5. Former U20 international swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL was not able to help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers was badly defeated 91-71 in Durham by the higher-ranked Wildcats (#7). Hulsen scored 10 points and added 5 passes. It's Hulsen's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.0apg. Hulsen used to play for the Belgian U20 national team three years ago.

Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
   #6. Center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland) was not able to secure a victory for Polpharma (2-3) in their game against AZS Koszalin (3-2) in the Polish TBL. He cannot count it as his best performance. Lichodzijewski scored only 2 points in 16 minutes. It was his first game for Polpharma this season. Polpharma was crushed 86-64 in Koszalin by the higher-ranked (#5) AZS Koszalin. Lichodzijewski is a former international player as he played for the Belgian senior team four years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Fileni BPA Jesi (2-2) to beat Biancoblu BO (4-0). Hoover scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 31 minutes. But Fileni BPA Jesi was edged 90-87 at home by the second-ranked Biancoblu BO. This year Hoover's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg and 3.3apg in the four games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.

   #2. Christopher Jones (186-G-90, currently plays in Luxembourg), who plays in the Luxembourg Diekirch League was not able to help Contern (3-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Contern was crushed 87-66 on their home court in Contern by the higher-ranked Amicale (#3). Jones recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 4 steals. Jones is currently first on the league's list of most steals. His overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.5apg and 3.0spg. Jones has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Luxembourg.

Other top Belgian players, who play abroad:

Xavier Francois (200-C-94) plays for Strasbourg IG in French ProA
Rayan Kayembe-Milongo (96) plays for Maribor Messer in Slovenian Telemach League
Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83) plays for JA Vichy in French NM1
Igor Muya Kabeya (195-F/G-81) plays for Trappes in French NM2
Bob Menama (201-F-80) plays for Vanves in French NM2
Stan Leemans (205-C-92) plays for Swiss Central in Swiss LNB
Dimitri Jorssen (212-C/F-79) plays for Kayldall in Luxembourg N2

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



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Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Capljina 2-0 
 2. Radnik B. 1-1 
 3. Varda HE 1-1 
 4. Leotar 1-1 
 5. Zrinjski HT 1-1 
 6. Bosna 1-1 
 7. Borac Nektar 1-1 
 8. Mladost 1-1 
 9. Kakanj 1-1 
 10. Vogosca 1-1 
 11. Servitium 1-1 
 12. Posusje 0-2 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki WWin

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 27: Kakanj - Vogosca 90-80
Oct. 27: Bosna - Posusje 88-73
Oct. 27: Varda HE - Leotar 78-70
Oct. 27: Capljina - Radnik B. 78-66
Oct. 27: Servitium - Zrinjski HT 75-74
Oct. 27: Mladost - Borac Nektar 68-66

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 3: Radnik B. - Bosna
Nov. 3: Zrinjski HT - Capljina
Nov. 3: Borac Nektar - Servitium
Nov. 3: Leotar - Mladost
Nov. 3: Vogosca - Varda HE
Nov. 3: Posusje - Kakanj


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Bakovic, Posusje26.5 
 2. Hot, Vogosca24.5 
 3. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.24.0 
 4. Tuljkovic, Vogosca23.5 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.23.0 
 6. Peljto, Kakanj19.5 
 7. Josilo, Varda HE19.0 
 8. Rizvic, Bosna18.5 
 9. Bijelic, Mladost18.5 
 10. Knezevic, Leotar17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 N KNEZEVIC
  Leotar
  (--)
  Avg: 12
 1. Knezevic, Leotar12.0 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca11.5 
 3. Djurasovic, Leotar11.5 
 4. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT10.5 
 5. Bijelic, Mladost8.0 
 6. Pavlovic, Borac N.7.5 
 7. Hot, Vogosca6.5 
 8. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.6.0 
 9. Damjanovic, Varda5.5 
 10. Sibalic, Servitium5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Bakovic, Posusje6.5 
 2. Kascelan, Leotar6.5 
 3. Peljto, Kakanj5.5 
 4. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.0 
 5. Hot, Vogosca5.0 
 6. Loncar, Borac N.5.0 
 7. Josilo, Varda HE5.0 
 8. Hodzic, Bosna3.5 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost3.0 
 10. Tresac, Varda HE3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dino HODZIC
  Bosna
  (190-PG-90)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Hodzic, Bosna4.5 
 2. Hot, Vogosca3.5 
 3. Kastratovic, Varda3.0 
 4. Knezevic, Mladost2.5 
 5. Petric, Zrinjski HT2.5 
 6. Peljto, Kakanj2.5 
 7. Josilo, Varda HE2.5 
 8. Mustapic, Posusje2.0 
 9. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT2.0 
 10. Bakovic, Posusje2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nemanja SLADOJE
  Servitium
  (212-C-91)
  Avg: 1
 1. Sladoje, Servitium1.0 
 2. Mustapic, Posusje1.0 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.1.0 
 4. Ivanic, Mladost0.5 
 5. Leric, Bosna0.5 
 6. Begovac, Kakanj0.5 
 7. Rizvic, Bosna0.5 
 8. Demic, Bosna0.5 
 9. Sibalic, Servitium0.5 
 10. Golubovic, Servit.0.5 


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

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

Ernest Bremer
Ernest Bremer
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Ernest Bremer (194-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Turkey). He was the major contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 14th-ranked Mersin (0-2) crushing them 74-50 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. Bremer scored 10 points and added 3 assists. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (3-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Bremer averages: 3.3ppg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 11.1% and FT: 33.3%. He is a naturalized American. Bremer played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team one years ago. He used to play for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

Henry Domercant
Henry Domercant
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Henry Domercant (194-80, college: E.Illinois, currently plays in Turkey). Domercant contributed to Galatasaray's victory against the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (2-1) 83-73 in a derby game in the Turkish TBL on Monday night. He scored 9 points. It was his first game for Galatasaray this season. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. His team is placed second in the TBL. So far Galatasaray won all three games in the Regular Season. Domercant is a naturalized American. He is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely Domercant has never played in Bosnia.

Aleksej Nesovic
Aleksej Nesovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Balkan League), who plays in Serbia. He could not help OKK Beograd (0-2) in their last game. Despite Nesovic's very good performance the bottom-ranked OKK Beograd lost 76-81 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Kavala. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Nesovic also added made 4 passes and 3 steals in 29 minutes. It's Nesovic's first season with the team. Nesovic is currently fifth on the list of best passers and also on the list of best blockers (third place). He has very reliable stats this year: 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.0apg, 1.5spg, 3FGP: 28.6% in the two games he played so far. Nesovic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #4. Guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-3) 71-53 in the VTB United League last Monday. Wright scored 6 points. Spartak St.Petersburg (4-0) is placed first in group A. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. Wright's overall stats this season are: 3.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Wright is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player. Apparently he has never played in Bosnia.

Elmedin Kikanovic
Elmedin Kikanovic
   #5. International center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) led his Russian team Enisey Krasnoyarsk to an overtime victory over the fifth-ranked VEF Riga (2-2) 96-93 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. Kikanovic was MVP of the game. He recorded 21 points (made all of his five free throws) in 29 minutes. Enisey Krasnoyarsk (2-1) is placed third in group B. This year Kikanovic's overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 2.3rpg in the three games. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Nedzad Sinanovic
Nedzad Sinanovic
   #6. Center Nedzad Sinanovic (221-83, currently plays in Spain) led Blancos de Rueda to a 2-point victory against the 16th-ranked Assignia Manresa (0-5) 83-81 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Sinanovic recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Blancos de Rueda Valladolid (2-3) is placed 11th in the ACB. Sinanovic has relatively good stats this season: 12.8ppg and 6.8rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Nemanja Gordic
Nemanja Gordic
   #7. International point guard Nemanja Gordic (192-88, currently plays in Ukraine) led Azovmash to a victory against the eighth-ranked Kryvbasbasket (4-5) 84-72 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Wednesday. Gordic recorded 11 points and added 6 assists in 25 minutes. Azovmash Mariupol (7-3) is placed fourth in the Superleague. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Gordic has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.3apg in the nine games. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

Goran Ikonic
Goran Ikonic
   #8. Guard Goran Ikonic (196-80, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Mykolaiv (2-6) 90-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Sunday night's game. He scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (7-2) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Ikonic's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg in the nine games. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #9. International center Ognjen Kuzmic (215-90, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help FIATC Joventut (3-2) in their game against Caja Laboral (3-2) in the Spanish ACB. Kuzmic recorded 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. FIATC Joventut was badly defeated 92-76 in Vitoria by the higher-ranked Caja Laboral (#7). Kuzmic has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 5.0rpg. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Sasa Vasiljevic
Sasa Vasiljevic
   #10. An experienced point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Goran Ikonic. But that was another game of his team in Ukrainian Superleague which we would like to mention. Vasiljevic contributed to Halychyna's victory against the ninth-ranked Cherkasy (3-5) 77-70. He scored 11 points and added 7 passes in 27 minutes. Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (7-2) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Vasiljevic has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 4.7apg in the nine games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. International shooting guard Ivan Opacak (201-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in VTB United League) was not able to secure a victory for PGE Turow in their game against Krasnie Krilya in the VTB United League. Opacak recorded 9 points. His team was edged 76-74. Opacak has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 2.0rpg. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #12. International forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams ALBA Berlin in their game against EnBW Ludwigsburg in the German BBL. Djedovic scored 7 points and added 3 passes. His team was defeated 93-84. Djedovic is currently fifth on the league's list of most steals. This season he has very good stats: 12.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg. Djedovic is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #13. Former international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A couldn't help Timisoara (5-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Jovanovic's very good performance Timisoara was defeated 89-79 at home by the lower-ranked U-Mobitelco (#5). He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Jovanovic also added 4 passes (made all of his eight free throws). Jovanovic is currently second on the league's list of best passers. He has very solid stats this season: 13.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 7.4apg. Jovanovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

   #14. International guard Nemanja Mitrovic (197-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Balkan League) faced previously mentioned Aleksej Nesovic in the Balkan League last game. Mitrovic contributed to Kavala's victory against the league outsider OKK Beograd 81-76. He scored 17 points in 22 minutes. Mitrovic is currently fifth on the list of top scorers with 14.0ppg. This year he also averages: 3.0rpg in the two games. Mitrovic plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #15. Former international power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Syracuse, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL couldn't help LTi 46ers (1-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance LTi 46ers was crushed 87-65 on their home court in Giessen by the much higher-ranked (#3) Brose Baskets. Ovcina was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. Ovcina has reliable stats this year: 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5apg in the two games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team seven years ago.

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

   #1. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89, currently plays in Turkey) led Fenerbahce Ulker to a 2-point victory over the sixth-ranked TED Kolejliler (2-1) 79-77 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Bogdanovic scored 21 points in 27 minutes. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (3-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg and 2.3rpg in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #2. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Euroleague) led his Spanish team Real Madrid to a victory against the third-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (2-1) 83-75 in the Euroleague last Thursday. Begic scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Real Madrid (2-1) is placed first in group A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Begic averages: 6.0ppg and 2.3rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #3. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia could not help Khimky (3-1) in their last game. Despite Planinic's good performance the second-placed Khimky lost 69-74 on the road to the leading Spartak St.Petersburg in the group A of VTB United League. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Planinic also added 7 passes in 30 minutes. It was Khimky's first loss after three consecutive victories. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Planinic belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #5 with 5.0apg. This year his other stats are: 8.3ppg and 2.7rpg in the three games. Planinic has both Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina nationalities.

   #4. Damir Markota (209-F-85, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Tofas (1-2) 72-55 in the Turkish TBL last Sunday. Markota scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 23 minutes. Besiktas Istanbul (2-1) is placed fifth in the TBL. This year Markota's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.7apg in the three games. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Robert Rothbart (217-C-86, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Start Gdynia (1-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Rothbart's very good performance the bottom-ranked Start Gdynia was defeated 78-71 in Kolobrzeg by the one of league's weakest teams Kotwica (#11). He was the top scorer with 21 points. Rothbart also added 7 rebounds and made 5 blocks (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Rothbart is currently second on the list of best blockers. This season he has very good stats: 13.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.5bpg and 2.3spg. Rothbart has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli nationalities.

   #6. Admir Alic (197-F-84, currently plays in Czech Republic) was the major contributor in a BK Decin's victory against the league leader USK Praha crushing them 93-64 in the Czech Republic NBL last Wednesday. Alic recorded 16 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Alic has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.0apg.

   #7. Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Arkadia Lions crushing them 103-81 in the Austrian A Bundesliga on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 12 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) in 36 minutes. Lamesic belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #6) and also on the list of best rebounders (sixth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Lamesic averages: 20.0ppg, 8.3rpg and 2.3apg in the four games. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austrian nationalities.

   #8. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to Khimik's victory against one of league's weakest teams BC Odessa 91-80 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Sehovic scored 12 points in 26 minutes. Sehovic has reliable stats this year: 11.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.0apg in the nine games. He has dual citizenship: Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #9. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Eco Orebro 82-65 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. He scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. Bizaca belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #5 with 18.7ppg. This year his other stats are: 5.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg in the six games.

   #10. Igor Josipovic (203-F/C-88, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Polzela crushing them 79-55 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Sunday night. He scored 17 points. Josipovic has reliable stats this season: 13.5ppg and 4.0rpg.



Adriatic League: Igokea rally past Union Olimpija for sixth straight win - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Union Olimpija 87:82

Igokea maintained their perfect start to the Adriatic League campaign. The Bosnian team overcame visiting Union Olimpija for the sixth straight win. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) scored 19 points to lead the Bosnian team. Union Olimpja fell at 3-3 record after the loss.
The Slovenian powerhouse eked out a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. Union Olimpija stretched the gap in the second quarter. The visitors ensured a 45:37 halftime lead. Igokea however denied the deficit in the third term. The hosts ignited a 23:11 run to secure a 4-point lead at the final break. Igokea unleashed 27 points in the fourth stanza to escape with another victory. Sinisa Stemberger (195-G-79) produced 15 points, while Milan Dozet (203-SF-79) added 11 points for Igokea. Dominic Waters (185-PG-86, college: Portland St.) answered with 15 points for Union Olimpija. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee), Dino Muric (200-F-90) and Alen Omic (215-C-92) had 11 points each in the loss.

Igokea: Clifford Hammonds 19, Sinisa Stemberger 15, Milan Dozet 11
Union Olimpija: Dominic Waters 15, Dylan Page 11, Dino Muric 11, Alen Omic 11



Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

Servitium - Zrinjski HT 75-74

Srdan Golubovic (198-87) scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian power forward Danilo Sibalic (204-88) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Servitium's coach Dragan Micic used entire bench in such tough game. Serbian point guard Edi Sinadinovic (193-88) responded with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international center Ermin Jazvin (209-80) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Servitium: D.Sibalic 16+6reb, S.Golubovic 13+8reb+4ast, N.Karalic 12+3reb, F.Simic 8+2reb+2ast, N.Maksimovic 7+2reb+1ast, M.Tripkovic 5+1reb+2ast
Zrinjski HT: E.Sinadinovic 27+5reb+7ast, E.Jazvin 13+10reb+3ast, B.Lalovic 11+4reb+2ast, B.Bubalo 9+3reb+1ast, I.Petric 6+6reb, M.Petric 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 201707


Bosna - Posusje 88-73

The game without a history. Bosna ASA BHT led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Bosna ASA BHT forced 19 Posusje turnovers and outrebounded them 39-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Posusje was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Ramo Rizvic (200-87) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Sindis Demic (192-83) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. Croatian guard Ivan Bakovic (197-81) produced 26 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Ivan Begic (194-92) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Bosna: R.Rizvic 20+8reb+3ast, S.Leric 16+2reb, S.Demic 11+5reb+3ast, A.Demic 10+2reb+1ast, E.Alispahic 8+7reb, F.Vuleta 6+4reb+2ast
Posusje: I.Bakovic 26+5reb+6ast, I.Begic 13+3reb, K.Mustapic 10+2reb+1ast, I.Siric 7+2reb, J.Sakota 4+8reb+2ast, A.Leko 4
gschID: 201703


Kakanj - Vogosca 90-80

Visiting Vogosca was defeated by Kakanj in Kakanj 90-80. They made 27-of-33 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Vogosca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Sead Hadzifejzovic (202-89) notched 27 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and point guard Dinko Peljto (187-87) supported him with 21 points. Even a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds by the former international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (203-79, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for Vogosca. Montenegrin guard Armin Hot (192-92) added 22 points and 4 assists for the guests. Vogosca's coach Muriz Hamidovic rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Kakanj: S.Hadzifejzovic 27+9reb+2ast, D.Peljto 21+1reb+3ast, A.Delic 10+3reb, A.Dedic 9+3reb+2ast, N.Begovac 8+4reb, A.Muflizovic 6+6reb+2ast
Vogosca: M.Tuljkovic 26+12reb+1ast, A.Hot 22+4reb+4ast, V.Zivic 10+2reb, M.Keser 9+7reb, D.Palata 5+5reb+1ast, A.Selimovic 5+1reb
gschID: 201704


Capljina - Radnik B. 78-66

Capljina Lasta defeated one of their biggest challengers Radnik B. at home 78-66. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Radnik B. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Montenegrin center Novak Popovic (207-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Serbian guard Krsto Bjelica (192-88) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Capljina Lasta players scored in double figures. Swingman Nebojsa Erkic (197-89) replied with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian center Bogdan Jovanovic (206-91) added 10 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Radnik B.Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Capljina: N.Popovic 19+4reb+1ast, K.Bjelica 14+7reb+1ast, B.Jelcic 11+4reb, N.Kovacevic 10+2reb+10ast, D.Micic 8+2reb+3ast, M.Galic 6+5reb+1ast
Radnik B.: N.Erkic 18+7reb+4ast, V.Radovanovic 11+4reb+3ast, B.Jovanovic 10+12reb+1ast, F.Goranovic 9+2reb, M.Loncarevic 7+2reb, D.Kokorus 5+3reb
gschID: 201708


Mladost - Borac Nektar 68-66

Borac Nektar was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 17-14 charge of Mladost, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Borac Nektar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Serbian guard Petar Ivanic (191-85) chipped in 15 points. Nebojsa Pavlovic (200-87) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Srdjan Loncar (185-91) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Mladost: I.Bijelic 21+5reb+1ast, P.Ivanic 15+2reb+3ast, R.Velimirovic 9+6reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 6+5reb+1ast, M.Kezic 6+1reb, O.Tomic 5+2reb
Borac Nektar: N.Pavlovic 19+9reb, M.Trikic 12+3reb+1ast, S.Loncar 12+4reb+5ast, R.Ivic 6+3reb+3ast, S.Blanusa 6+3reb+1ast, M.Radujko 4
gschID: 201706


Varda HE - Leotar 78-70

Visiting Leotar was defeated by Varda HE in a tough game in Varda 70-78. Leotar trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 19-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-78 at the end of the game. Varda HE looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was naturalized Serbian guard Marko Josilo (201-92) who scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Serbian Djordje Tresac (193-87) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Varda HE's coach Dragoljub Vidacic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. N Knezevic produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) and Montenegrin point guard Zoran Kascelan (188-86) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Varda HE: D.Tresac 15+3reb+4ast, D.Kastratovic 15+5reb, M.Josilo 15+7reb+7ast, M.Mirkovic 11+2reb+3ast, D.Damjanovic 10+3reb+2ast, S.Lakic 6+2reb+1ast
Leotar: N.Knezevic 24+10reb, Z.Kascelan 14+3reb+6ast, B.Djurasovic 11+9reb+2ast, V.Aleksic 11+6reb, A.Crnogorac 4+3reb+3ast, S.Milanovic 3
gschID: 201705



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

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

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams CB Canarias (0-5) crushing them 100-75 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Huertas scored 10 points and added 6 assists in 21 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (3-2) is placed eighth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Huertas is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers with 4.4apg. He also averaged so far 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 42.3%, 3FGP: 31.6% in the five games he played so far. Huertas has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian. He is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Joao Paulo Batista
Joao Paulo Batista
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France). He led Le Mans to a 1-point victory over the 13th-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (0-4) 66-65 in the French ProA on Friday night. Batista was MVP of the game. He recorded 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (3-1) is placed third in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Batista's fifth year with the team. Batista has relatively good stats this season: 13.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 63.2%(24-38) and FT: 85.7% in the four games. He played for the Brazilian national team in 2010.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Hatila Passos (211-86, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Liga SudAmericana), who plays in Uruguay. Passos could not help Hebraica (0-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Hebraica was defeated 75-67 at home by the higher-ranked Flamengo (#10). Passos recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting the same number of rebounds. The Preliminary Round already ended in the Liga Sudamericana. Passos is the league's best rebounder. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 12.3rpg, 2FGP: 63.2%(12-19) and FT: 38.9%. Passos played for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

Rafael Freire
Rafael Freire
   #4. Point guard Rafael Freire (188-92, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Cajasol (1-4) crushing them 82-61 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. He scored 7 points and added 6 assists in 15 minutes. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (4-1) is placed sixth in the ACB. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Freire averages: 1.8ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg in the five games. He is also Brazilian national team player.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #5. International point guard Raul Neto (186-92, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help the league outsider Lagun Aro GBC (0-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Neto's good performance the bottom-ranked Lagun Aro GBC was defeated 86-75 on their home court in San Sebastian by the higher-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (#15). He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Neto also added 5 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals. Neto belongs to league's best passers (ranked #6) and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). This season he has very good stats: 13.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.8spg. Neto plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Paulo Prestes
Paulo Prestes
   #6. Center Paulo Prestes (210-88, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 in a victory against the closely-ranked CAI Zaragoza (2-3) 74-56 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 18 minutes. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (3-2) is placed tenth in the ACB. This year Prestes' overall stats are: 5.6ppg and 4.4rpg in the five games. He is a former international player as he played for the Brazilian senior team three years ago.

Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
   #7. International center Lucas Nogueira (213-92, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Asefa Estudiantes' victory against the closely-ranked Valencia Basket (4-1) 85-82 in the Spanish ACB on Saturday night. He scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (4-1) is placed second in the ACB. This year Nogueira's total stats are: 3.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2bpg in the five games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team last year.

Marcus Vinicius Toledo
Marcus Vinicius Toledo
   #8. Forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Ford Burgos (2-2) in their game against Meridiano Alicante (2-2) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Toledo recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. But Ford Burgos was defeated 69-64 on the road by the higher-ranked Meridiano Alicante (#6). Toledo has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.8spg. He plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #9. Former international swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Givova Scafati (2-2) in their game against AcegasAps TR (3-1) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Givova Scafati was badly defeated 81-61 in Trieste by the higher-ranked AcegasAps TR (#3). It's Tavernari's first season with the team. Tavernari has averaged so far 10.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

Carlos Cobos
Carlos Cobos
   #10. Guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Lobe Huesca (0-4) crushing them 71-43 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Cobos recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Leche Rio Breogan Lugo (3-1) is placed third in the LEB Gold. Cobos has averaged so far 3.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.3apg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Brazilian senior national team.

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

   #1. Vitor Faverani (211-C-88, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Valencia Basket (4-1) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Faverani's very good performance Valencia Basket was edged 85-82 on the road by the second-ranked Asefa Estudiantes. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Faverani also added 5 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Faverani's fourth year with the team. He belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #2) and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This season Faverani averages: 9.8ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.6bpg.

   #2. Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City, currently plays in Liga SudAmericana) was not able to help the league outsider one of league's weakest teams Hebraica (0-3) in their game against Dep.Castro (1-2) in the Liga Sudamericana. de Bem scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. But Hebraica was edged 84-82 by the higher-ranked Dep.Castro (#11). So far Hebraica lost all three games in the Preliminary Round. The Preliminary Round already ended in the Liga Sudamericana. de Bem's total stats this season are: 4.0ppg and 3.0rpg.

   #3. Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan) led Oita Heat Devils to a victory against the eighth-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-5) 96-84 in the Japanese BJ League last Saturday. Hatano scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. Oita Heat Devils (5-1) are placed second in Western group. It's Hatano's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.8apg in the four games he played so far. Hatano has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Japanese. Despite his Brazilian passport, Hatano previously played for the Japanese U22 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Brazilian team.

   #4. Sidnei De Santana (215-C-83, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for CB Clavijo (2-2) in their game against Leyma Basquet (4-0) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). De Santana recorded 6 points and added 3 passes in 21 minutes. CB Clavijo was edged 83-80 in Coruna by the second-ranked Leyma Basquet. De Santana has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 3.5rpg in the four games. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Spanish.

   #5. Gustavo Lo Leggio (195-F-87, currently plays in Switzerland) managed to help Lugano Tigers in a victory against the eighth-ranked Neuchatel (1-3) crushing them 103-77 in the Swiss LNA on Saturday night. Lo Leggio recorded only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. Lugano Tigers (3-1) are placed third in the LNA. Lo Leggio has been at the team for six years. This season he averages just 1.0ppg in the two games. Lo Leggio has both Brazilian and Swiss nationalities.



Brasil Celtics, ready for NBA season - by Mel Devonne

Rumored to be joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Leonrdo Barbosa has landed with the Boston Celtics
Barbosa will wear number 12 and will join fellow Brasilan Fabricio Melo (212-C-90, college: Syracuse), who was a 1st round pick for the C's.
Barboso, who spent last season with the Indiana Pacers did not play in the preseason,
but should be a key pick up off the bench for the Celtics.
Barbosa averaged 11.2 points for his career and is still considered a valuable NBA player.
Rookie Brasilian Fabricio Melo had a quiet preseason and had limited minutes for the Celtics.
Fabricio Melo averaged 0.3 pts and 1.5 rebounds in 8 preseason games.
Melo, a 7 foot center is fighting for a roster spot with Darko Millicic, Jason Coillins, and Chris Wilcox.



Sao Jose/Vinac draw things level against Bauru - by Eurobasket News

Sao Jose/Vinac knotted things up in the Paulista League semifinal series versus Bauru. Sao Jose/Vinac clinched a 13-point home win in Game 4 to force the decisive fifth game in the series. It is scheduled for November 8th. Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) came up with 31 points and 11 rebounds to pace Sao Jose/Vinac.
The hosts grabbed an early lead. They established a 40:34 halftime advantage. Sao Jose/Vinac stretched the gap in the third frame. The home side extended the lead to as many as 14 points with one quarter remaining. Bauru exploded with 28 points in the fourth stanza but it was too late to save the game. Chico Delben provided 15 points, while Laws contributed 14 points for the home side. Ricardo Fischer (185-G-91) answered with 15 points for Bauru. DeAndre Coleman (201-F-86, college: S.Alabama) had 14 points in defeat.



Pinheiros/Sky stretch lead, Sao Jose/Vinac cut deficit in Paulista League semis - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky grabbed a 2-0 lead in the Paulista League semifinals. They overcame Paulistano 85:64 in the second game of the series. Marcio Dornelles (194-F-75) came up with 19 points to lead the defending champions. Pinheiros/Sky earned a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. The hosts accumulated a 62:51 lead at the final break. Pinheiros/Sky outscored their opponents 23:13 in the fourth term to seal the victory. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) netted 16 points, while Joe Smith (193-G-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) added 12 points in the win. Eddy Carvalho (194-G/F-87) responded with 15 points for Paulistano. Toyloy, Wagner Mattos and Renato Carbonari had 10 points each in the loss.
Sao Jose/Vinac narrowed the deficit in the series versus Paschoalotto/Bauru. Sao Jose/Vinac clinched a 70:55 home win to trail 1-2 in the best-of-five series. Fulvio de Assis stepped up with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Sao Jose/Vinac. Deivisson Costa (211-C-80) produced 12 points in the win. Pilar Alves (200-F-84) answered with 17 points for Bauru. DeAndre Coleman (201-F-86, college: S.Alabama) netted 10 points for the visitors.



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

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

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Unicaja Malaga to a 2-point victory over the sixth-ranked Montepaschi Siena (0-3) 91-89 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Calloway was MVP of the game. He scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. Unicaja Malaga (2-1) is placed second in group B. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Calloway is ranked ninth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 16.0ppg. He also averaged so far 3.3rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 75.0%, 3FGP: 62.5%(10-16) and FT: 75.0% in the three games he played so far. Calloway is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team two years ago. Strangely Calloway has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Latvia. He could not help VEF Riga (2-2) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Rowland's very good performance the fifth-placed VEF Riga was edged in an overtime 96-93 on the road by the higher-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#3) in the group B of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Rowland also added 8 rebounds and 8 assists. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Rowland's first year with the team. Rowland is currently first on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Rowland averages: 21.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 5.8apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 66.7%(28-42), 3FGP: 41.7%. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in Euroleague). Jaaber contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Olympiacos (1-2) 79-61 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He scored 9 points and had 4 steals in 22 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (3-0) is placed first in group C. 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. Jaaber is currently fourth on the league's list of most steals with 2.5spg. This year his other stats are: 4.5ppg, 1.5apg, 3FGP: 33.3% in the two games. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. Interesting that Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #4. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Lithuania was not able to help Lietuvos rytas (1-3) in their last game. Despite Ivanov's good performance Lietuvos rytas (#9) lost 68-74 in Kazan to the higher-ranked (#3) Unics in the group A of VTB United League. He scored 11 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 25 minutes. This year Ivanov's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.7apg in the three games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #5. International forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, currently plays in Ukraine) led BC Donetsk to a victory against the closely-ranked Kryvbasbasket (4-5) 82-71 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. BC Donetsk (6-3) is placed fifth in the Superleague. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ivanov's first season with the team. Ivanov's total stats this year are: 7.9ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.1apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #6. Small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia was not able to secure a victory for BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-1) in their last game. Despite Videnov's good performance BC Nizhny Novgorod (#4) lost 54-61 in Kuban to the lower-ranked (#7) Lokomotiv in the group B of VTB United League. He was the top scorer with 13 points in 34 minutes. This year Videnov's total stats are: 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.7apg in the three games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #7. Former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked BBC Bayreuth (4-2) 73-54 in the German BBL on Sunday night. Homan scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. FC Bayern Muenchen (4-2) is placed fifth in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Homan is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3bpg. Homan is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago. However Homan has never played in Bulgaria.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #8. Power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A couldn't help U-Mobitelco (4-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance U-Mobitelco lost in an overtime 96-103 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#8) Ploiesti. Nikolov scored 13 points and added 4 assists in 30 minutes. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. Nikolov is currently seventh on the league's list of top scorers with 18.2ppg. He also averaged so far 3.6rpg, 3.2apg and 2.0spg in the five games. Nikolov plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #9. International power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Enel Brindisi (1-4) in their game against Umana Venezia (2-3) in the Italian SerieA. He scored 8 points and blocked 3 blocks. Enel Brindisi was badly defeated 82-63 at home by the higher-ranked Umana Venezia (#12). Simmons is the league's best blocker. He has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.2bpg. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

Aleksandar Georgiev
Aleksandar Georgiev
   #10. Forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-5) in their game against Unicaja Malaga (4-1) in the Spanish ACB. He scored 7 points in only 13 minutes. Assignia Manresa was badly defeated 88-70 in Malaga by the much higher-ranked (#5) Unicaja. So far Assignia Manresa lost all five games in the Regular Season. Georgiev has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 2.2rpg in the five games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

   #11. International guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked CS Dinamo Bucuresti crushing them 89-58 in the Romanian Division A in Saturday night's game. Gruev scored 11 points and added 3 assists. Gruev has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Simeon Iliev (203-89, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Kavala in their game against Panionios in the Greek A1. He scored 5 points. His team was edged 87-84. This season Iliev averages only 2.5ppg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team back in 2009.

   #13. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help OFI in their game against Ikaroi Serron in the Greek A2 (second division), despite his good performance in Saturday night's game. Doychinov scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 27 minutes. But his team lost 70-75. Doychinov has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 6.0rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Aarhus BC in their game against SISU in the Danish Ligaen. Petkov scored only 4 points and blocked 2 blocks. His team was crushed by 25 points 75-50. This season Petkov has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg and 6.0rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2001.

   #15. U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo in their game against Lucca in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Sirakov scored only 4 points in 23 minutes. His team was crushed by 40 points 96-56. Sirakov has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg in the six games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team last year.

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

   #1. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece) led Olympiacos to a victory over the 12th-ranked Ikaros (1-2) crushing them 97-53 in the Greek A1 in Sunday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Antic scored 13 points and added 3 assists (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (3-0) is placed second in the A1. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Antic's overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.7apg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #2. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked JDA Dijon (1-3) crushing them 95-70 in the French ProA on Monday night. Evtimov recorded 14 points and added 3 passes. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (3-1) is placed fourth in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Evtimov's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.

   #3. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to Khimik's victory against one of league's weakest teams BC Odessa (2-7) 91-80 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Deane had a double-double by scoring 16 points and making 10 passes. He also added 5 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 25 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (7-2) is placed first in the Superleague. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Deane's first season with the team. Deane has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 6.9apg in the seven games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #4. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in an Umana Venezia's victory against one of league's weakest teams Enel Brindisi (1-4) 82-63 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Clark scored 18 points and added 5 assists in 31 minutes. Umana Reyer Venezia (2-3) is placed 12th in the SerieA. Clark has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg in the five games. He is a naturalized American. However Clark has never played in Bulgaria.

   #5. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) was the main contributor in Kozuv's victory against the closely-ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki 76-62 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Karadzovski recorded 19 points and added 5 assists. It was his first game for Kozuv this season. His team is placed third in the Prva Liga. Karadzovski belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #5) and also on the list of best passers (second place). He has both Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian nationalities.

   #6. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway), who plays in the Norwegian BLNO could not help Tromso (6-2) in their last game. Despite Mihaylov's very good performance Tromso was edged 88-85 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Baerum Basket. He scored 16 points in 42 minutes. This year Mihaylov has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 2.9apg in the eight games.



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Standings - LIBSUR

DIMAYOR Standings
 1. Liceo Mixto 10-2 
 2. San Fernando 10-2 
 3. U.Concepcion 9-3 
 4. U.Catolica 6-6 
 5. Duoc 6-6 
 6. I.P. Virginio 3-9 
 7. San Luis 3-9 
 8. Quilicura 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 3: Duoc - Quilicura
Nov. 3: U.Catolica - San Fernando
Nov. 3: Liceo Mixto - U.Concepcion
Nov. 3: San Luis - I.P. Virginio



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Standings

Copa Standings
Group A
 1. Guerreros 26-5 
 2. Once Caldas 17-13 
 3. Cafeteros 14-15 
 4. Patriotas 8-22 
Group B
 1. Bucaros 20-11 
 2. Choco 16-15 
 3. Islanders 15-13 
 4. Hormigueros 8-22 
Places 9-10
 1. Arrieros 10-8 
 2. Bayside 5-15 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 7

Oct. 29: Once Caldas - Patriotas 97-78
Oct. 29: Islanders - Hormigueros 94-88
Oct. 29: Bucaros - Choco 79-75
Oct. 29: Guerreros - Cafeteros 112-99
Oct. 30: Guerreros - Cafeteros
Oct. 30: Once Caldas - Patriotas
Oct. 30: Islanders - Hormigueros
Oct. 30: Bucaros - Choco



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A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Jolly - Alkar Sinj 96-76
Oct. 27: Dubrovnik - Zabok 85-79
Oct. 27: Kvarner 2010 - Darda 82-66
Oct. 27: Osjecki Sokol - Krizevci 82-64
Oct. 28: KK Zagreb - Djuro Djakovic 76-67

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Darda - Dubrovnik
Nov. 3: Djuro Djakovic - Kvarner 2010
Nov. 3: Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb
Nov. 3: Krizevci - Jolly
Nov. 3: Zabok - Osjecki Sokol


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. James, KK Zagreb23.5 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.21.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly19.8 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci19.7 
 5. Lez, Zabok18.5 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Butorac, Jolly16.3 
 8. Peraica, Darda14.8 
 9. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20107.8 
 2. Krapic, KK Zagreb7.5 
 3. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 4. Massamba, Djuro D.6.8 
 5. Price, Osjecki Sok.6.3 
 6. Cakarun, Jolly6.0 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok6.0 
 8. Diminic, Zabok5.5 
 9. Sarlija, Djuro D.5.5 
 10. Peraica, Darda5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Krivec, Kvarner4.8 
 2. Ross, Jolly4.8 
 3. Panduric, Darda4.0 
 4. Petkovic, Jolly3.5 
 5. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 6. Glavinic, Darda3.3 
 7. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 8. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 9. Meznaric, Darda2.8 
 10. Blajic, Djuro D.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. James, KK Zagreb3.8 
 2. Ross, Jolly3.3 
 3. Skific, Kvarner2.5 
 4. Radic, Kvarner 20102.0 
 5. Svoboda, Krizevci2.0 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 7. Batina, Djuro D.2.0 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.0 
 9. Peric, Dubrovnik1.8 
 10. Panduric, Darda1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marijan CAKARUN
  Jolly
  (--90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Cakarun, Jolly1.8 
 2. Krolo, Osjecki Sok.1.7 
 3. Bubalo, Jolly1.3 
 4. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.0 
 5. Najev, Dubrovnik0.8 
 6. Mustapic, Zabok0.8 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.0.7 
 9. Sertic, Krizevci0.7 
 10. Bundovic, Zabok0.5 


Standings - A2 League

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Center

Oct. 27: Gorica - Kaptol 90-87
Oct. 27: Bosco - Rudes 75-72
Oct. 27: Mladost Z.(C) - Hermes Anal. 69-91
Oct. 27: Zrinjevac - Samobor 69-66
Oct. 27: Sanac Karl. - Dubrava 62-61

East

Oct. 27: Virovitica - Vukovar 78-87
Oct. 27: Meteor D. - Zupanja 74-67
Oct. 27: Olimp Inspekt - Vinkovci 65-90
Oct. 27: Pozega - Belisce 55-94

North

Oct. 27: Graficar - Ivancica 97-64
Oct. 27: Radnik - Bjelovar 95-72
Oct. 27: Vindija V. - Petar Zrinski 78-87
Oct. 27: Podravac Virje - Cakovec 78-67
Oct. 27: Medjimurje C. - Rudar-Cimper 105-69
Oct. 27: Mladost D.(N) - Koprivnica 102-63

South

Oct. 27: GKK Sibenik - Jazine 98-80
Oct. 27: Policnik - Omis Galeb 95-91
Oct. 27: Trogir - Cetina 94-84
Oct. 27: Kastela - Solin 89-61
Oct. 27: Puntamika - DOSK 83-54
Oct. 27: Sukosan - Metkovic 108-67

West

Oct. 27: Crikvenica - Rovinj 82-59
Oct. 27: Stoja Pula - Pula 1981 78-82
Oct. 27: Zamet - Skrljevo 67-73

Regular Season: Round 4

Center

Nov. 3: Kaptol - Rudes
Nov. 3: Maksimir - Bosco
Nov. 3: Hermes Anal. - Sus.-Moslavina
Nov. 3: Dubrava - Mladost Z.(C)
Nov. 3: Samobor - Sanac Karl.
Nov. 3: Gorica - Zrinjevac

East

Nov. 3: Belisce - Virovitica
Nov. 3: Vukovar - Olimp Inspekt
Nov. 3: Vinkovci - Meteor D.
Nov. 3: Vrijednosnice - Pozega

North

Nov. 3: Cakovec - Bjelovar
Nov. 3: Rudar-Cimper - Radnik
Nov. 3: Petar Zrinski - Medjimurje C.
Nov. 3: Ivancica - Vindija V.
Nov. 3: Koprivnica - Graficar
Nov. 3: Podravac Virje - Mladost D.(N)

South

Nov. 3: Metkovic - Solin
Nov. 3: Cetina - Kastela
Nov. 3: DOSK - Trogir
Nov. 3: Omis Galeb - Puntamika
Nov. 3: Jazine - Policnik
Nov. 3: Sukosan - GKK Sibenik

West

Nov. 3: Skrljevo - Ghia Staff
Nov. 3: Crikvenica - Zamet
Nov. 3: Pula 1981 - Rovinj
Nov. 3: Otocac - Stoja Pula
Nov. 3: Ucka - Kastav


Zadar won over Cedevita in a Croatian battle - by Eurobasket News

Adriatic League
Cedevita - Zadar 67:83


Zadar won over Cedevita in a Croatian battle of the Adriatic League. Zadar left the bottom of the League with 83:67 win.
One of the most interesting games of round 6 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cedevita. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zadar. Cedevita was better in fourth quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cedevita 43-26 including a 29-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ante Delas (200-G/F-88) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Marques Green (167-PG-82, college: St.Bonaventure) with 14 points and 4 assists and Miro Bilan (215-C-89) scored 14 points.
Cedevita at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. KK Zadar will play against HKK Siroki WWin in Siroki Brijeg in the next round. Cedevita will play at home against the league's leader Igokea.

Zadar: Ante Delas 18, Franko Kastropil 13, Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) 13, Chaisson Allen (192-PG-89, college: Northeastern) 12
Cedevita: Marques Green 14, Miro Bilan 14



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 27: AEL - ENAD 69-61
Oct. 26: Etha - Apoel 62-64
Oct. 27: AEK - Keravnos 55-59
Oct. 28: Apollon - Omonia


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Donte POOLE
  Etha
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 19
 1. Poole, Etha19.0 
 2. Subotic, AEK19.0 
 3. Outerbridge, AEL18.0 
 4. Dixon, AEK17.0 
 5. Maze, Keravnos16.0 
 6. Kounas, ENAD15.0 
 7. Aleksic, AEL14.0 
 8. Allen, AEL13.0 
 9. Williams, Etha11.0 
 10. Diamantopoul., Ke.11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jerel ALLEN
  AEL
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Allen, AEL10.0 
 2. Subotic, AEK9.0 
 3. Aleksic, AEL9.0 
 4. Roland, ENAD8.0 
 5. Vaughn, Keravnos8.0 
 6. Sims, ENAD7.0 
 7. Guillandeaux, AEL7.0 
 8. Fisher, AEK7.0 
 9. Garcia, AEK6.0 
 10. Poole, Etha6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  AEL
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Aleksic, AEL6.0 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel5.0 
 3. Kounas, ENAD4.0 
 4. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 5. Pilavas, Keravnos3.0 
 6. Grant, Apoel3.0 
 7. Poole, Etha3.0 
 8. Demertzis, Kerav.3.0 
 9. Hart, AEK3.0 
 10. Palalas, AEL3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stiggers, Apoel4.0 
 2. Kounas, ENAD3.0 
 3. Kinnard, Keravnos2.0 
 4. Mokongo, Apoel2.0 
 5. Allen, AEL2.0 
 6. Pilavas, Keravnos2.0 
 7. Ceranic, Etha2.0 
 8. Vaughn, Keravnos2.0 
 9. Adegboye, Etha2.0 
 10. Williams, Etha2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike MORRISON
  Apoel
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Morrison, Apoel4.0 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos4.0 
 3. Harrison, AEK2.0 
 4. Kounas, ENAD1.0 
 5. Outerbridge, AEL1.0 
 6. Palalas, AEL1.0 
 7. Fisher, AEK1.0 
 8. Subotic, AEK1.0 
 9. Jukes, ENAD1.0 
 10. Trisokkas, Keravn.1.0 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Oct. 29: U19 - Sparta Praha 78-87
Nov. 2: Sparta Praha - Loko Plzen
Nov. 4: Sokol H.K. - Sokol P.
Nov. 2: Liberec - Sokol V.
Nov. 4: Litomerice - JBC Brno
Nov. 4: Proton Zlin - Kara Trutnov
Nov. 2: Ostrava - Nymburk B
Oct. 30: U19 - Liberec


Astrum Levice Bring in Brockeith Pane - by Surujh Roopnarine

Dealing with injury problems to both Willie Kemp (188-G-87, college: Memphis) and David Kyles (190-G-89, college: Wichita St.), management of Astrum Levice have agreed to terms on a two-month contract with American point guard Brockeith Pane (188-PG-88).
Pane, 24, finished his collegiate career at Utah State after beginning at the University of Houston.
Last season he appeared in 32 games, averaging 12.4 points, 2.96 rebounds and 3.9 assists while shooting 44.3% from the field, 29.5% from three and 79.4% from the free-throw line.
For his efforts he was named to the 2012 All-WAC Honorable Mention Team. A Dallas Texas native, Pane will look to solidify the point guard position while Levice's Kemp rehabilitates (approx. 8 weeks) from a knee injury sustained last week.



Christos Tapoutos Moves From CEZ Nymburk to Olin Edirne in Turkey - by Surujh Roopnarine

Greek forward Christos Tapoutos has moved on from CEZ Nymburk to Turkish club Olin Edirne. The 6-8 Tapoutos was squeezed out of the frontcourt rotation after the arrival of Radomir Rancik two weeks ago and will have an opportunity for more playing time with Olin Edirne where he will team with young Czech star David Jelinek.
Christos Tapoutos appeared in nine games for Nymburk across Euroleague qualifications, Mattoni NBL and VTB United League competitions. His most extended play came during five domestic NBL contests where he averaged 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per.
In 2011-12 with Aris Thessaloniki Christos Tapoutos was named to the Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention Team and was a Greek league all-Star in 2011.



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  DENMARK   

Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: Glostrup - Haderslev 80-78
Oct. 27: Koge BK - Lemvig 78-80
Oct. 28: Jonstrup - Stevnsgade 74-94
Oct. 29: Virum - Aarhus BF 71-67
Oct. 27: ALBA - Amager BK 62-67
Oct. 24: BMS Skovlunde - Falcon 48-55

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: Aarhus BF - ALBA
Nov. 3: Stevnsgade - Koge BK
Nov. 3: Falcon - Lemvig
Nov. 3: Amager BK - BMS Skovlunde
Nov. 4: Haderslev - Virum
Nov. 4: Jonstrup - Glostrup



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  D-LEAGUE   


Ex-UM star, European vet Jack McClinton to enter D-League draft - by David Pick

According to ex-UM Hurricane shooter and European veteran Jack McClinton (Agency: Alti Sport) -- now more then ever -- is the perfect time to pursue his NBA ambitions.

"I've reached a point in my career where I don't want to look back in regret and say 'what if,'" McClinton told his circle of trusties. "My goal is to show NBA teams I can compete at a high level so I'm willing to sacrifice one season overseas for a potential call up," he added.

Since establishing himself as a prominent European shooter in Turkey, Israel and the Ukraine, collecting multiple team and individual awards, McClinton has recently declined offers from teams like Lagun Aro (Spain), Nancy (France) and a pair of Italian clubs, in attempt to work his way through the NBA Development League and jump-start his NBA career.

McClinton will look to become eligible for the D-League draft on November 2nd and is hopeful that his talents will standout, resulting in a call up from the NBA.

When he's not working out with recently waived Celtic guard Dionte Christmas at St. Joes University in Philadelphia, the Baltimore native shooter spends valuable time studying the game of basketball on Synergy with close friend Dorell Wright of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last month, while the Miami Heat entertained roster possibilities before the start of training camp, 6-foot-1 McClinton was invited for a couple of workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena. However, journeymen veterans Rodney Carney and Garrett Temple (who have since been waived) were chosen over him.

Disappointed he didn't make camp but encouraged by the pep-talk with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who resembled both his game and size to former Heat shooter Eddie House, for McClinton, a two-time All-ACC 1st Team (2008 and 2009) member and Israeli League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout champ, a minor setback for a bigger comeback seems to be the calling.

McClinton spent the 2011-2012 season in the Ukraine with Budivelnyk Kyiv, where he won the domestic cup. He averaged 13.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg in the league play and upped his performances in the European VTB League where he finished as the league's fourth leading scorer with 14.8ppg (shooting 44.6% from beyond the arc), adding 3.0rpg and 1.8apg.




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  EL SALVADOR   

Standings - Liga Superior

D1 Standings
 1. San Marcos 12-1 
 2. UTEC 10-3 
 3. Denver 8-4 
 4. ExSAL 8-5 
 5. Chaleco 5-8 
 6. Roll Royce 4-9 
 7. Leones 3-10 
 8. Delgadense 1-11 



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  ESTONIA   


Kalev/Cramo falls to 1-3 record in VTB League - by Eurobasket News

VTB League
Unics beat Kalev/Cramo 86:72


Unics beat Kalev/Cramo 86:72 for 3-1 record in VTB League. The Russian team needed an 86:72 win to send the opponents to the opposite 1-3 record.
The game was mostly controlled by Unics Kazan. Kalev/Cramo was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-23 free shots during the game. Unics Kazan outrebounded Kalev/Cramo 41-29 including 28 on the defensive glass.
Terrell Lyday (191-G-79, college: BYU) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Chuck Eidson (203-F-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Unics Kazan players scored in double figures. Unics Kazan's coach Aco Petrovic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Keith McLeod (190-PG-79, college: Bowling Green) produced 20 points and Bamba Fall (217-C-86, college: SMU) added 15 points and 8 reboundsrespectively for lost side.
Kalev/Cramo lost third consecutive game. Kalev/Cramo will play at home against Lietuvos rytas in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



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  EUROCUP   


Ex-UM star, European vet Jack McClinton to enter D-League draft - by David Pick

According to ex-UM Hurricane shooter and European veteran Jack McClinton (Agency: Alti Sport) -- now more then ever -- is the perfect time to pursue his NBA ambitions.

"I've reached a point in my career where I don't want to look back in regret and say 'what if,'" McClinton told his circle of trusties. "My goal is to show NBA teams I can compete at a high level so I'm willing to sacrifice one season overseas for a potential call up," he added.

Since establishing himself as a prominent European shooter in Turkey, Israel and the Ukraine, collecting multiple team and individual awards, McClinton has recently declined offers from teams like Lagun Aro (Spain), Nancy (France) and a pair of Italian clubs, in attempt to work his way through the NBA Development League and jump-start his NBA career.

McClinton will look to become eligible for the D-League draft on November 2nd and is hopeful that his talents will standout, resulting in a call up from the NBA.

When he's not working out with recently waived Celtic guard Dionte Christmas at St. Joes University in Philadelphia, the Baltimore native shooter spends valuable time studying the game of basketball on Synergy with close friend Dorell Wright of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last month, while the Miami Heat entertained roster possibilities before the start of training camp, 6-foot-1 McClinton was invited for a couple of workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena. However, journeymen veterans Rodney Carney and Garrett Temple (who have since been waived) were chosen over him.

Disappointed he didn't make camp but encouraged by the pep-talk with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who resembled both his game and size to former Heat shooter Eddie House, for McClinton, a two-time All-ACC 1st Team (2008 and 2009) member and Israeli League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout champ, a minor setback for a bigger comeback seems to be the calling.

McClinton spent the 2011-2012 season in the Ukraine with Budivelnyk Kyiv, where he won the domestic cup. He averaged 13.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg in the league play and upped his performances in the European VTB League where he finished as the league's fourth leading scorer with 14.8ppg (shooting 44.6% from beyond the arc), adding 3.0rpg and 1.8apg.




Valencia part ways with Mindaugas Lukauskis - by Eurobasket News

Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79) is leaving Valencia. The Lithuanian guard joined the team earlier this season to replace injured Thomas Kelati. Mindaugas Lukauskis appeared in five ACB games. His stats read 4.2 points per game in those appearances. Last season the guard spent in Italy. He played for Sigma Barcellona. His stats read 11.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.7 assists per game in LegaDue. Eurobasket.com named the guard into LegaDue All-Bosmans Team. Previously Lukauskis had stints in Germany, France and Lithuania. He was the member of Lithuanian National Team from 2005 until 2011.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   

Stats Leaders - Group A

Points Per Game
 Matej SVOBODA
  (200-PF-96)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Svoboda, CZE19.7 
 2. Arapovic, CRO19.0 
 3. Kobets, UKR16.4 
 4. Garcia, ESP16.1 
 5. Stamatis, GRE15.9 
 6. Avenitis, LAT15.0 
 7. Mazalin, CRO15.0 
 8. Mussini, ITA14.6 
 9. Meznieks, LAT14.5 
 10. Sabonis, LTU14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Domantas SABONIS
  LTU
  (199-PF-96)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Sabonis, LTU14.4 
 2. Lazarevic, SRB10.4 
 3. Karpenkov, RUS9.8 
 4. Donzelli, ITA9.3 
 5. Oliva, ITA9.0 
 6. Oghide, ENG8.2 
 7. Bozic, CRO8.0 
 8. Malmanis, LAT7.9 
 9. Wimberg, GER7.9 
 10. Arapovic, CRO7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dominykas ZUPKAUSKAS
  (184-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Zupkauskas, LTU6.9 
 2. Akodo, ENG5.2 
 3. Gavrilov, RUS4.9 
 4. Ory, FRA4.4 
 5. Zywert, POL4.2 
 6. Cima, LAT4.2 
 7. Mazalin, CRO4.1 
 8. Gecim, TUR3.7 
 9. Schmitt, GER3.4 
 10. Toliopoulos, GRE3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marek ZYWERT
  (185-SG-96)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Zywert, POL3.4 
 2. Arapovic, CRO3.2 
 3. Donzelli, ITA2.6 
 4. Pryimak, UKR2.3 
 5. Ory, FRA2.3 
 6. Wlodarczyk, POL2.2 
 7. Svoboda, CZE2.2 
 8. Rossato, ITA2.1 
 9. Korolyatin, RUS2.1 
 10. Akodo, ENG2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Georgios PAPAGIANNIS
  (214-C-97)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Papagiannis, GRE2.4 
 2. Wimberg, GER1.9 
 3. Cavars, LAT1.8 
 4. Guven, TUR1.8 
 5. Sabonis, LTU1.4 
 6. Pryimak, UKR1.4 
 7. Pruefer, POL1.4 
 8. Malmanis, LAT1.4 
 9. Skranc, CZE1.3 
 10. Leczo, CZE1.2 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Stats Leaders Div. A

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



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Stats Leaders

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



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 27: Orleans - Roanne 87-81
Oct. 27: Nancy - Boulazac 79-87 OT
Oct. 26: Paris-Levallois - Nanterre 77-81
Oct. 27: Poitiers - Gravelines 75-92
Oct. 29: Dijon - Chalon 70-95
Oct. 26: ASVEL - Cholet 70-67
Oct. 26: Limoges - Le Mans 65-66
Oct. 27: Le Havre - Strasbourg 59-63

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Le Mans - Roanne
Nov. 3: Chalon - Orleans
Nov. 3: Strasbourg - ASVEL
Nov. 3: Cholet - Poitiers
Nov. 3: Gravelines - Le Havre
Nov. 3: Boulazac - Paris-Levallois
Nov. 3: Nanterre - Nancy
Nov. 3: Limoges - Dijon


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.5 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers19.3 
 3. Lighty, Nanterre18.7 
 4. King, Le Havre17.8 
 5. Williams, Paris-.16.5 
 6. Jackson, AS.16.5 
 7. Fitch, Strasbourg16.0 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.16.0 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac16.0 
 10. Green, Orleans15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Monroe, Boulazac10.0 
 2. Collins, Roanne9.5 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.9.3 
 4. Nivins, Poitiers8.3 
 5. Green, Orleans8.0 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg7.5 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac7.5 
 8. Williams, Chalon7.3 
 9. King, Nancy7.0 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Paris-Le.
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Albicy, Paris-Le.7.5 
 2. King, Le Havre7.5 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.5 
 4. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.0 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.6.0 
 6. Schilb, Chalon5.8 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg5.3 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.8 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Everett, Cholet4.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-PG-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.0 
 2. Schilb, Chalon2.8 
 3. Williams, Paris-.2.5 
 4. Eldridge, Boulazac2.5 
 5. Wanamaker, Limoges2.5 
 6. Jomby, Cholet2.5 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers2.3 
 8. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.3 
 9. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.0 
 10. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Amara SY
  AS.
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sy, AS.1.8 
 2. King, Nancy1.8 
 3. Fofana, Le Havre1.8 
 4. Jean-B., Chalon1.5 
 5. Akpomedah, Grave.1.5 
 6. Williams, Chalon1.5 
 7. Vaty, Gravelines1.3 
 8. Gobert, Cholet1.3 
 9. Osby, Orleans1.0 
 10. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 


Off to a good start!! - by Daviin Davis



Just a quick update on how the season is going. After the first month we a sitting at 5-0 and still have room to improve. We also won our first French cup game. I have been playing very well and I'm having fun playing with my teammates. The next couple of weeks will be tough. I suffered a back injury and a dislocated finger. So rest and treatment is in order. On the blight side we don't have a game for 12 days so the timing is on my side!!
On another note winter is here and it's getting cold so it's time to go but the jacket, gloves and boots!!!

P.S thanks for the emails and comments on the past blogs!!

Until next time TAKE CARE and GOD BLESS!! Chosen Last But Pick!!



Austen Rowland signs at Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) landed 31-year old American point guard Austen Rowland (186-85kg-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side). Rowland played most recently at ALM Evreux Basket (ProB). In 37 games last season he averaged 14.4ppg, 3.3rpg, 5.2apg (top 4) and 1.7spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-ProB 3rd Team.
He received also Patriot League Player of the Year award back in 2004 at his college time.
Rowland is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (TBB Trier, ratiopharm Ulm, LTi 46ers, Science City Jena and Saar-Pfalz Braves), USBL Eastern Div. (Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs), Austria (Furstenfeld Panthers).
Rowlands team won Austrian Cup in 2009.
Rowland attended Lehigh University until 2004 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



ProA Round 4: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of ProA and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

ProA round 4 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Cholet (2-2) against third ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (3-1) 70-67 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cholet. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-13. But Cholet won second period 18-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds for Cholet. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Cholet at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Gravelines. Cholet will play next round against Poitiers trying to make it back to the top of the standings. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Strasbourg IG on the road.
Another exciting game for Strasbourg IG (3-1) which played on the court of 5th ranked STB Le Havre (2-2). Sixth ranked Strasbourg IG won 63-59. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and Maxime Zianveni who added 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) responded with 12 points and 6 assists. Strasbourg IG have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. STB Le Havre at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Strasbourg IG will play against league's second-placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. STB Le Havre will play against the league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 2nd ranked Limoges CSP Elite in a game versus Le Mans (#6) 66-65. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by Charles Kahudi who scored that evening 12 points and 9 rebounds. Even 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by Ty Walker did not help to save the game for Limoges CSP Elite. Le Mans (3-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Limoges CSP Elite dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne (#16) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Limoges CSP Elite will play against JDA Dijon (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Entente Orleans 45's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Chorale de Roanne (1-3) 87-81. Caleb Green fired 23 points for the winners. Entente Orleans 45 left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Chorale de Roanne. Entente Orleans 45's next round opponent will be higher ranked Chalon/Saor (#4) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Le Mans (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
11th ranked Sluc Nancy (1-3) fell to twelfth ranked Boulazac Basket (2-2) in overtime by eight points 79-87 on Saturday night. The game took place in Nancy. But the guests from Boulazac were better at the end. It was a very good performance for Amadi McKenzie who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Sluc Nancy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Boulazac Basket moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Sluc Nancy dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Boulazac Basket will face Paris-Levallois (#9) at home in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. Chalon smashed Dijon on the road 95-70. Poitiers lost to Gravelines on its own court 75-92. Nanterre managed to outperform Paris-Levallois in a road game 81-77.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 29 points and 10 rebounds by Ahmad Nivins of Poitiers.


Dijon - Chalon 70-95

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Chalon/Saor (3-1) crushed on the road 12th ranked JDA Dijon (1-3) 95-70 on Monday. The game without a history. Chalon/Saor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.5 percent from the field. Chalon/Saor forced 20 JDA Dijon turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by JDA Dijon's players. JDA Dijon was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Steed Tchicamboud (193-81) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists. Guard Nicolas Lang (196-90, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. American point guard T.J. Campbell (175-88, college: Portland) replied with 13 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for JDA Dijon. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalon/Saor have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. JDA Dijon lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with three games lost. Chalon/Saor will face Entente Orleans 45 (#14) at home in the next round which should be another easy win for them. JDA Dijon will play against Limoges CSP Elite.
Top scorers:
Dijon: T.Campbell 13+2reb+4ast, K.Tiggs 11+2ast, A.Harris 10+1reb, J.Leloup 9+2reb, Z.Moss 8+6reb, D.Melody 7+3reb+2ast
Chalon: N.Lang 21+4reb, B.Rush 16+2reb+3ast, S.Tchicamboud 15+1reb+11ast, I.Evtimov 14+3reb+3ast, J.Lauvergne 10+2reb, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178871


Le Havre - Strasbourg 59-63

Another exciting game for Strasbourg IG (3-1) which played on the court of 5th ranked STB Le Havre (2-2). Sixth ranked Strasbourg IG won 63-59. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But STB Le Havre won fourth quarter 13-8. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. STB Le Havre was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and naturalized Central African forward Maxime Zianveni (198-79) who added 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) responded with 12 points and 6 assists and Romanian forward Vlad Moldoveanu (209-88, college: his fellow American import) scored 14 points. Strasbourg IG have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. STB Le Havre at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Strasbourg IG will play against league's second-placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. STB Le Havre will play against the league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: V.Moldoveanu 14+4reb+1ast, B.King 12+3reb+6ast, G.Brown 8+6reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 8+7reb+2ast, D.Thompson 8, G.Pitard 6+4reb+2ast
Strasbourg: G.Fitch 13+4reb+2ast, M.Zianveni 11+6reb+1ast, J.Greer 10+5reb, L.Campbell 9+2reb+5ast, A.Ajinca 9+2reb+1ast, R.Greer 7+6reb+4ast
gschID: 178874


Poitiers - Gravelines 75-92

Very expected game when 12th ranked Poitiers (1-3) lost at home to third ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (3-1) 92-75 on Saturday. The game without a history. Gravelines-Dunkerque led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Poitiers. Gravelines-Dunkerque keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Poitiers lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with three games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face STB Le Havre (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Poitiers will play against Cholet (#7).
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Nivins 29+10reb, L.Kante 15, A.Dobbins 12+9reb+3ast, J.Gray 8+3reb+3ast, P.Guillard 5+6reb+2ast, P.Badiane 4+5reb+2ast
Gravelines: D.Buycks 25+1ast, C.Akpomedah 13+1reb+2ast, L.Vaty 12+11reb+2ast, O.Camara 10+6reb, D.Noel 10+3reb+2ast, J.Edwards 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 178872


Orleans - Roanne 87-81

Entente Orleans 45's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Chorale de Roanne (1-3) 87-81. Chorale de Roanne was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 28-11 charge of Entente Orleans 45, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Chorale de Roanne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) fired 23 points for the winners. The former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) chipped in 9 points and 7 assists. Four Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. The former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) produced 23 points and Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St.) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Entente Orleans 45 left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Chorale de Roanne. Entente Orleans 45's next round opponent will be higher ranked Chalon/Saor (#4) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Le Mans (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Roanne: W.Gradit 23+1reb+1ast, M.Howard 10+5reb+2ast, P.Amagou 10+1reb+4ast, R.Reid 9+9reb+2ast, C.Collins 9+6reb, V.Samnick 8+1reb+4ast
Orleans: C.Green 23+4reb+2ast, J.Young 14+1reb+3ast, B.Osby 13+3reb+1ast, B.Greene 11+7reb, R.Ayers 9+2reb+1ast, M.Pellin 9+3reb+7ast
gschID: 178868


Nancy - Boulazac 79-87 OT

11th ranked Sluc Nancy (1-3) fell to twelfth ranked Boulazac Basket (2-2) in overtime by eight points 79-87 on Saturday night. The game took place in Nancy. But the guests from Boulazac were better at the end. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 20-19 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 8-point victory in overtime. Boulazac Basket had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. Sluc Nancy was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American point guard John Linehan (175-78, college: Providence) replied with 11 points, 8 assists and 4 steals and naturalized American swingman Nicholas Pope (196-84, college: Oklah.Baptist) added 14 points in the effort for Sluc Nancy. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sluc Nancy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Boulazac Basket moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Sluc Nancy dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Boulazac Basket will face Paris-Levallois (#9) at home in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nancy: N.Pope 14+4reb+1ast, H.Toure 13+6reb, J.Linehan 11+3reb+8ast, A.Kader Sylla 10+6reb+1ast, M.Sommerville 9+7reb+1ast, S.King 8+5reb
Boulazac: A.McKenzie 22+11reb+3ast, J.Hawkins 17+2reb+2ast, O.Eldridge 13+3reb+1ast, D.Monroe 13+10reb+4ast, D.Harris 8+4reb+1ast, T.Dubiez 8+3reb
gschID: 178875


ASVEL - Cholet 70-67

ProA round 4 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Cholet (2-2) against third ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (3-1) 70-67 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cholet. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-13. But Cholet won second period 18-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Travon Bryant (206-83, college: Missouri) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cholet. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Cholet at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by Gravelines. Cholet will play next round against Poitiers trying to make it back to the top of the standings. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Strasbourg IG on the road.
Top scorers:
Cholet: M.Goree 13+5reb+2ast, T.Bryant 12+6reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 11+3reb+1ast, R.Jomby 9+2reb+1ast, R.Gobert 8+9reb, K.Souchu 7+6reb+1ast
ASVEL: E.Jackson 17+2reb+1ast, A.Sy 17+3reb+1ast, M.Thompson 16+5reb+2ast, T.Abromaitis 7+3reb, G.Joseph 4+9reb+1ast, P.Morlende 4+2ast
gschID: 178873


Limoges - Le Mans 65-66

An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 2nd ranked Limoges CSP Elite in a game versus Le Mans (#6) 66-65. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by international forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) who scored that evening 12 points and 9 rebounds and Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Even 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by American center Ty Walker (213-89, college: Wake Forest) did not help to save the game for Limoges CSP Elite. His fellow American import guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 12 points for lost side. Le Mans (3-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Limoges CSP Elite dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne (#16) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Limoges CSP Elite will play against JDA Dijon (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Limoges: J.Gomis 13+1reb+3ast, B.Wanamaker 12+3reb+3ast, K.McAlarney 9+5reb+1ast, J.Mipoka 8+1reb, T.Walker 8+8reb+5ast, A.Tsamis 7+2reb+3ast
Le Mans: J.Paulo Batista 15+5reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 12+9reb+2ast, K.El-Amin 11+1reb+2ast, C.Victor 9+2reb+4ast, C.Long 9+1reb, P.Sy 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 178870


Paris-Levallois - Nanterre 77-81

There was a surprise result when thirteenth ranked JSF Nanterre (2-2) won against on the road one of their biggest challengers Paris-Levallois (2-2) 81-77 on Friday. The guests trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 26-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Quite impressive performance for American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 assists. The other American import power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) replied with 20 points and international point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Paris-Levallois. Four JSF Nanterre and five Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Paris-Levallois. JSF Nanterre will face Sluc Nancy (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: S.May 20+4reb+2ast, A.Albicy 14+5ast, J.Williams 13+4reb+1ast, J.Cox 13+5reb+2ast, A.Diot 11+7reb+6ast, G.Oniangue 4+2reb
Nanterre: C.Warren 21+1reb+5ast, C.Massie 18+6reb+1ast, J.Nzeulie 11+3reb, X.Corosine 11+1reb+3ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 9+4reb, C.Oliver 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 178869



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

26-year old power forward Amadi McKenzie (201-PF-86) had a great game in the last round for Boulazac and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Nancy (#13, 1-3) in overtime 87-79. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Boulazac is placed at 11th position in French league. Boulazac 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 2-2 record. McKenzie has many years of experience at Boulazac, through which he has constantly improved. Tennessee Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. McKenzie is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.5rpg) and averages solid 55.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87) of Poitiers. He is American forward in his first season at Poitiers. In the last game Nivins recorded impressive double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Poitiers lost that game 75-92 to the higher-ranked Gravelines (#1, 3-1). This loss caused Poitiers to drop to 15th position in the standings. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Poitiers managed to get this year. Nivins is a newcomer at Poitiers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.3ppg (#2). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) of Chalon (#4). Tchicamboud scored 15 points and passed eleven assists (!!!). He was a key player of Chalon, leading his team to a 95-70 easy win against the lower-ranked Dijon (#12, 1-3). Chalon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Tchicamboud has a great season in France. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.0apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darryl Monroe (202-C/F-86) of Boulazac - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines - 25 points
6. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Gravelines - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Orleans - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) of Paris-Levallois - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Chris Warren (178-PG-88) of Nanterre - 21 points and 5 assists
10. Michael Thompson (177-PG-89) of ASVEL - 16 points, 5 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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  FYR MACEDONIA   

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. ABA Strumica 1-0 
 2. Feni Indistrija 1-0 
 3. Kozuv 1-0 
 4. Kumanovo 1-0 
 5. Lirija 0-1 
 6. Pelister Bitola 0-1 
 7. Rabotnicki 0-1 
 8. Vardar 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 27: ABA Strumica - Pelister Bitola 81-53
Oct. 27: Kozuv - Rabotnicki 76-62
Oct. 27: Vardar - Kumanovo 74-89
Oct. 28: Lirija - Feni Indistrija 64-72

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 3: Pelister Bitola - Feni Indistrija
Nov. 3: ABA Strumica - Vardar
Nov. 3: Rabotnicki - Lirija
Nov. 3: Kumanovo - Kozuv


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 23
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo23.0 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.22.0 
 3. Bratic, Feni I.22.0 
 4. Tasovski, Lirija20.0 
 5. Karadzovski, Kozuv19.0 
 6. Petkovski, Pelist.18.0 
 7. Petrovski, Vardar16.0 
 8. Jelesijevic, Rabot.16.0 
 9. Janjusevic, ABA S.16.0 
 10. Zivcevic, Rabotni.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica DIMCEVSKI
  Kuman.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Dimcevski, Kuman.11.0 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo10.0 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija9.0 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.9.0 
 5. Zaharievski, Pelis.9.0 
 6. Tasovski, Lirija8.0 
 7. Arsic, ABA S.7.0 
 8. Shterjov, Kozuv6.0 
 9. Mikic, Kumanovo6.0 
 10. Sokolov, Feni I.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Boban STAJIC
  Lirija
  (185-PG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Stajic, Lirija5.0 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv5.0 
 3. Gocevski, ABA S.5.0 
 4. Dimcevski, Kuman.4.0 
 5. Petrovski, Vardar3.0 
 6. Sokolov, Feni I.3.0 
 7. Petkovski, Pelist.3.0 
 8. Brckov, Feni I.3.0 
 9. Blazevski, Kozuv3.0 
 10. Jevdic, ABA S.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Predrag PAJIC
  Vardar
  (198-SG-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Pajic, Vardar5.0 
 2. Simonovski, Feni I.4.0 
 3. Lazarevski, Vardar4.0 
 4. Bogoev, ABA S.4.0 
 5. Arsic, ABA S.3.0 
 6. Dimcevski, Kuman.3.0 
 7. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.0 
 8. Blazevski, Kozuv2.0 
 9. Mukaetov, Pelist.2.0 
 10. Balazs, ABA S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo4.0 
 2. Bozovic, Kozuv2.0 
 3. Arsic, ABA S.2.0 
 4. Mihajloski, Rabot.1.0 
 5. Radunovic, Lirija1.0 
 6. Tasovski, Lirija1.0 
 7. Gocevski, ABA S.1.0 
 8. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.0 
 9. Pavlovski, Kozuv1.0 
 10. Amoke, Rabotnicki1.0 


Prva Liga Round 1: New season opens with four games - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Prva Liga just started.

Lirija - Feni Indistrija 64-72

Lirija was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Lirija helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian swingman Sasa Bratic (202-81, agency: BeoExcell) fired 22 points (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Darko Sokolov (190-86) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian power forward Bosko Jovovic (205-83) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Feni Indistrija is looking forward to face Pelister Bitola on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Lirija's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Fersped-Rabotnicki.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: S.Bratic 22+3reb+1ast, D.Sokolov 10+5reb+3ast, R.Pilcevic 9+2reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 9+5reb+3ast, M.Simonovski 9+5reb+1ast, B.Trajkovski 6+4reb
Lirija: D.Tasovski 20+8reb+1ast, A.Radojevik 14+4reb+1ast, B.Jovovic 12+4reb+1ast, A.Ugrinovski 10+5reb+1ast, B.Radunovic 5+9reb+2ast, B.Stajic 2+1reb+5ast
gschID: 201836


ABA Strumica - Pelister Bitola 81-53

ABA Strumica (1-0) outscored Pelister Bitola (0-1) 81-53 on Saturday night. ABA Strumica led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Pelister Bitola's 28. ABA Strumica forced 22 Pelister Bitola turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Pelister Bitola's players. Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and Filip Spasev (-92) chipped in 14 points. Four ABA Strumica players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Zoran Petkovski (188-78) responded with 18 points and center Daniel Zaharievski (206-87) scored 7 points and 9 rebounds. ABA Strumica will meet at home Vardar in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pelister Bitola will play against Feni Indistrija in Kavadarci.
Top scorers:
ABA Strumica: M.Janjusevic 16+1reb+2ast, F.Spasev 14+2reb+2ast, N.Arsic 10+7reb+1ast, E.Bogoev 10+5reb+3ast, A.Jevdic 9+4reb+3ast, S.Balazs 6+4reb+1ast
Pelister Bitola: Z.Petkovski 18+4reb+3ast, D.Zaharievski 7+9reb, G.Anakievski 4+4reb, J.Krajovski 4, D.Marjanovikj 4+3reb+1ast, A.Mukaetov 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 201835


Vardar - Kumanovo 74-89

Vardar was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 29-12 charge of Kumanovo 2009, which allowed them to win the game. Kumanovo 2009 made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Kumanovo 2009 outrebounded Vardar 41-23 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vardar was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-89, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. Vladimir Petrovski (-91) answered with 16 points and Predrag Pajic (198-93) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Vardar. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Kozuv in Gevgelija in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vardar will play on the road against ABA Strumica to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: A.Kostoski 23+2reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 22+11reb+4ast, V.Georgievski 13+5reb+1ast, D.Mikic 10+6reb+1ast, M.Janevski 8+3reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 7+10reb+1ast
Vardar: V.Petrovski 16+2reb+3ast, I.Ivanovic 13+1reb+1ast, P.Pajic 9+5reb+2ast, V.Gotic 8+2ast, D.Lazarevski 8+4reb+3ast, D.Kostevski 8+4reb
gschID: 201837


Kozuv - Rabotnicki 76-62

Kozuv used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Skopje 76-62 on Saturday night. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Kozuv's pressure prevailed and they won that period 20-9 extending their advantage to 14 points. The former international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 assists for the winners and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 12 points. At the losing side Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-79, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Serbian forward Nenad Zivcevic (204-87, agency: New Trend Agency) scored 15 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kozuv will meet Kumanovo 2009 on the road in the next round. Fersped-Rabotnicki's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Lirija.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: D.Karadzovski 19+2reb+5ast, S.Bozovic 13+2reb, M.Pekovic 12+1reb+3ast, A.Shterjov 9+6reb, V.Filipovic 8+5reb+2ast, P.Blazevski 5+2reb+3ast
Rabotnicki: N.Jelesijevic 16+9reb+3ast, N.Zivcevic 15+4reb+1ast, J.Harper 9+3reb, J.Petrovski 8+2reb+2ast, A.Dimitrovski 5+1reb, S.Krstevski 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 201838



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  GERMANY   

Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Oct. 28: Herten Lions - BSW Sixers 99-78
Oct. 27: Rist Wedel - MTV Wolfenbuettel 74-66
Oct. 28: SU Medien - Schwelm 71-80
Oct. 28: Stahnsdorf - Oldenburg 64-69
Oct. 27: Wulfen - Recklinghausen 109-101
Oct. 27: Dorsten - Hannover 106-95

South

Oct. 28: Weissenhorn - Dresden 94-75
Oct. 27: Leitershofen - Bayer Giants 85-83
Oct. 28: Dragons - Fraport SKY II 84-82
Oct. 28: TSV Troester - Hanau 82-97
Oct. 27: Konstanz - Noerdlingen 78-93
Oct. 27: Langen - Licher Baeren 75-62

Regular Season: Round 6

North

Nov. 3: Rist Wedel - Wulfen
Nov. 3: Recklinghausen - SU Medien
Nov. 3: Schwelm - Herten Lions
Nov. 3: BSW Sixers - Stahnsdorf
Nov. 3: Oldenburg - Dorsten
Nov. 3: Hannover - MTV Wolfenbuettel

Round 4

Nov. 1: Bayer Giants - Konstanz

South

Nov. 1: Dresden - Dragons
Nov. 3: Fraport SKY II - Langen
Nov. 3: Licher Baeren - Konstanz
Nov. 3: Hanau - Weissenhorn
Nov. 3: Noerdlingen - Leitershofen
Nov. 3: Bayer Giants - TSV Troester


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

31-year old forward Robert Franklin (195-F-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Recklinghausen and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 40 points and 13 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Wulfen (2-3) 101-109. Recklinghausen moved-up to the 10th position in the German ProB. Recklinghausen is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 3rd lost game this season out of 5 games. Franklin has many years of experience at Recklinghausen, through which he has constantly improved. N.Mexico Highlands University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Franklin leads league in rebounds with 14.0rpg. Franklin is in league's top in and averages solid 53.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Blake Poole (195-C-88) of Dorsten. He is American center in his first season at Dorsten. In the last game Poole recorded impressive double-double of 18 points and 22 rebounds. Of course Dorsten cruised to a 106-95 relatively comfortable win over Hannover (2-3). This victory allowed Dorsten to move up to 6th position in North. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Poole is a newcomer at Dorsten and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-PG-92) of Weissenhorn (#3). Joenke showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Weissenhorn, leading his team to a 94-75 easy win against the lower-ranked Dresden (#8, 2-3). Weissenhorn is closer and closer to the top of the standings in South. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Joenke has a great season in Germany. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.2apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daniel Theis (203-PF-92) of Weissenhorn - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Christopher Jones (183-G-88) of Dorsten - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 14 assists
6. Lars Wendt (190-SG-92) of Schwelm - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91) of Fraport SKY II - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Hendrik Bellscheidt (193-G-90) of Wulfen - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jason Swanson (201-F-86) of Licher Baeren - 22 points and 13 rebounds
10. Larry Wright (188-PG-87) of Fraport SKY II - 27 points and 4 rebounds

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



MLP Academics Hedielberg Dont Keep Jermaine Dixon - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


MLP Academics Hedielberg of the PRO A have announced today that they wont keep Jermaine Dixon (191-G-87, college: Pittsburgh) Dixon is a 25 year old 191cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland and the younger brother of former NBA player Juan Dixon who was playing his first season in Germany. Dixon had had a try-out contract with the team. The club thought it was better not to keep him as his knee injury was a high risk. The pain still hadnt left and he still couldnt give 100% on the floor. Not being 100%, the team felt that the American just cant give the club the needed push. In four games Dixon was averaging 14,5ppg, 1,5rpg and 3,0apg. He scored 23 points against Crailsheim and 17 points against Essen.

Source: MLP Academics Heidelberg



Johnathan Jones (Fraport Skyliners) I Just Want To get Everyone Involved - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Johnathon Jones (183-PG-88, agency: TSS Management, college: Oakland) is a 24 year old 183cm guard from Lansing, Michigan that is playing his first season in the Beko BBL and Fraport Skyliners. He played at Oakland from 2006-2010 playing a total of 125 NCAA games. In hiss enior year, he played 35 games: 12.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.4apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 84.8%. He broke numerous school records like Set school record in minutes played (4,846) and tied school record as the all-time winningest player over four-year career, 85 wins . Ranks third all-time in school history in steals (196) and 11th in league history . Stands 10th all-time in OU history in points (1,674) and 18th on the league all-time scoring list . His career .816 free throw percentage ranks 10th in league history and T4 in school history . First OU player to surpass 1,300 points and 800 assists. In 2010-2011, he started his professional basketball career with MBK Rieker Komarno (Slovakia-Extraliga) and played there for two seasons. Last season he played 42 games: 16.3ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-4 (5.3apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 80.2%. He was Slovakian League Finalist -12, Slovakian League Regular Season Champion -12, and Slovakian Cup Finalist -12. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball recently after the win at Artland.

Congrats on the 89-80 win against the Artland Dragons on the road. Is it true that you only watched video of the Ludwigsburg loss and nothing of the Artland Dragons?

We knew that we played bad in Ludwigsburg on the defensive end. We did watch some video briefly of Artland, but it was most about us and getting back to the defensive principles.

After three quarters the Fraport Skyliners led 62-61. What did Muli Katzurin tell the team to do better in the fourth quarter?

He told us to pick up our intensity on defense. In the first quarter, we played great defense which opened up our offense and got out on transition. We needed to get stops which we did and helped spark our offense.

Even though you gave up 80 points as a team, you defended better than in Ludwigsburg. What did the Fraport Skyliners do better on defense in Artland?

Our defensive pressure. In the first game, we worried too much about our man. We played better team defense, helped out and rotated well.

How tough was the preseason for you with players coming and going?

It was difficult, because you couldnt really get used to the teammates. However with more time on the court with my teammates I have figured who each one is and playing together has gotten easier.

Do you have a lot of pressure to carry the team being that you are the point guard?

I dont think that I really do. We have many guys helping like Dowell and Wright who are good shooters. Tez attacks the rim and Peacock is an inside presence. I try to pick my spots and be aggressive and help the team. I just want to get my teammates involved.

How difficult is it getting used to the Beko BBL. How is it different than the league in Slovakia?

There are more Americans here an dthe Germans are better than the Slovakian players. This league is very balanced. I am still getting used to the physical play. I take it game by game and keep learning.

How does Fraport Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin help you best on the court?

He keeps me focused and helps me be more aggressive on the pick and roll and gives me much trust to run the show as point guard.


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

My unselfishness. I just want to get everyone involved. I am also good and knowing what play to call and making sure players get the ball at the right time.

What is the greatest thing that you have seen Quantez Robertson do on the court?

Tez does it all. He has a lot of experience and in tough situations I look to him. He always knows what to do. He does something different in each game which is amazing.

You are form Lansing, Michigan. When did you realize that Magic Johnson was from there?

I knew since a small boy that he was from there. I met him an dit was cool. I played against his high school.

What advice did Magic Johnson give you?

He told me to lead the team as a point guard, but always be aggressive.


Who were your NBA idols as a kid?

Michael Jordan and Tim Hardaway.


You set many school records at Oakland. Which record means the most to you? Possibly the 1300 points and 800 assists?

Yes that is up there as well as having most wins.


What is your most fondest memory at Oakland?

Going to the NCAA tournament and losing only one game in our conference


What is your fondest memory with Larry Wright on the court?

I gave him an ally-op that he dunked home.


How have you helped Larry Wright the last weeks on the court?

Larry is a shooter. He had good shots in Ludwigsburg, but didnt hit so well. I tell him to keep shooting even if he misses he should shoot again.


Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?

Russell Westbrook.


You had workouts with the Pacers and Pistons. What kind of experience was that for you?

It was a fun experience. I met the coaches and it was intense at the same time. It started in the morning drills, practice and meetings. It was a long process.


What was your wakeup call in Slovakia?

It was my first time in Europe and I really didnt know what to expect. However I didnt have one. The whole experience was great.


How did Oakland head coach Greg Kampe get you prepared best for a professional basketball career

It was very important that he let me play point guard for four years. I got much experience and he gave me a lot of trust and I was about to grow as a player.


What were the most number of free throws that you made in a row in a practice or game without missing?

I made 50 in a practice and 47 straight in a game in a 4-5 game span.


What was your most crazy shot that you made?

A half court shot.


Who wins a one on one game you or Konstantin Klein?

I would win, but he is a very tough player.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Brooklyns Finest with Wesley Snipes.


Thanks Johnathon for the chat




Mark Dorris Returns Back To Phoenix Hagen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


With the Beko BBL season in full swing and no Mark Dorris (188-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: Marshall) in sight, one was starting to wonder where he would land and today Phoenix Hagen announced that Mr fantastic is back in Hagen. Dorris is a 26 year old 188cm guard from Cincinnati, Ohio that is playing his fourth professional season in Germany. Last season, he played for EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 33 games: 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.9apg, Steals-4 (1.4spg), FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 84.5%. "WE had a very positive talk with him as if he never left. I think that he wil give us the things that we were missing. Tempo, penetration and more deepness in the rottaion. He knows everything here and I hope that he will be integrated quick again", stressed Phoenix Hagen head coach Ingo Freyer. Dorris played at Marshall (NCAA) and turned professional in 2008 where he played for Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA): 29 games: 18.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 77.3%. Two season ago he played for Phoenix Hagen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 15.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 24.4%, FT: 72.8%. Awards/Achievements in his career have been HS preseason McDonald's All-American before senior season, HS first team all-city and all-GMC for two years, C-USA All-Defensive Team -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -10, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -10, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Runner-Up -10, German Bundesliga All-Star Game -11, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B (Group North) Regular Season Champion -11


Source: Phoenix Hagen



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 29: Panathinaikos - AGOR 92-50
Oct. 27: KAOD - PAOK 89-78
Oct. 27: Kavala - Panionios 84-87
Oct. 27: Kolossos - Panelefsiniakos 78-71
Oct. 27: Peristeri GS - Apollon Patras 76-74
Oct. 27: Aris - Ilysiakos 64-63
Oct. 28: Ikaros - Olympiacos 53-97

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 3: Panelefsiniakos - Aris
Nov. 3: Panionios - Kolossos
Nov. 3: Apollon Patras - Kavala
Nov. 3: PAOK - Peristeri GS
Nov. 3: Olympiacos - KAOD
Nov. 3: Ikaros - Panathinaikos
Nov. 3: Ilysiakos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Ikaros
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 22
 1. Kiritsis, Ikaros22.0 
 2. Petrovic-S., Apoll.21.0 
 3. Pappas, Panionios19.3 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos18.0 
 5. Grant, Apollon15.3 
 6. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.0 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.0 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK15.0 
 9. Thorne, Perister.15.0 
 10. Kakaroudis, KAOD14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD11.3 
 2. Symtsak, Ikaros10.3 
 3. Asimakopoulo., Aris9.0 
 4. Haritopoulos, PAOK8.0 
 5. Tsiakos, Panele.7.3 
 6. Kanonidis, Periste.7.0 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.6.5 
 8. Nunnally, Kavala6.5 
 9. Krstevski, Kavala6.3 
 10. Jones, Ilysiakos6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Apollo.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. McCollum, Apollo.4.7 
 2. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.0 
 3. McGrath, PA.4.0 
 4. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 5. Duvnjak, AGOR4.0 
 6. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.0 
 7. Diamantidis, Panat.3.7 
 8. Tsochlas, AGOR3.7 
 9. Petrovic-S., Apoll.3.7 
 10. Petroulas, Perist.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palmer, KAOD3.0 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 3. Pelekanos, Aris2.3 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 5. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 6. Klaiber, Apollon2.0 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.7 
 8. Sloukas, Olympiacos1.7 
 9. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.7 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 William COLEMAN
  Kavala
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coleman, Kavala2.3 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.3 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.7 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos1.3 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.3 
 6. Faye, Ikaros1.0 
 7. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.0 
 9. Jankovic, Panionios1.0 
 10. Mitsialos, Ikaros0.7 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Ermis Lagkada 3-0 
 2. Filathlitikos 3-0 
 3. Lavrio 3-0 
 4. Nea Kifisia 3-0 
 5. Koroivos 2-1 
 6. Trikalla 1-2 
 7. Pagrati 1-2 
 8. Arkadikos 1-2 
 9. Ikaroi Serron 1-2 
 10. Doxa Lefkadas 1-2 
 11. Irakleio 1-2 
 12. Agia Paraskevis 1-2 
 13. Niki Volou 0-3 
 14. OFI 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 27: Nea Kifisia - Arkadikos 88-61
Oct. 27: Pagrati - Filathlitikos 78-88
Oct. 27: Ikaroi Serron - OFI 75-70
Oct. 27: Koroivos - Niki Volou 74-61
Oct. 27: Irakleio - Lavrio 71-78
Oct. 27: Ermis Lagkada - Doxa Lefkadas 66-52
Oct. 27: Trikalla - Agia Paraskevis 101-74

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 3: Agia Paraskevis - Pagrati
Nov. 3: OFI - Trikalla
Nov. 3: Arkadikos - Ikaroi Serron
Nov. 3: Niki Volou - Nea Kifisia
Nov. 3: Doxa Lefkadas - Koroivos
Nov. 3: Ermis Lagkada - Irakleio
Nov. 3: Filathlitikos - Lavrio


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Dionysios GIANNAKOPOULOS
  Lavrio
  (195-G/F-82)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Giannakopoul., Lav.25.3 
 2. Karaboulas, Nea K.25.3 
 3. Jovanovic, Irakleio22.5 
 4. Kaklamanos, Trikal.21.3 
 5. Cosic, Koroivos19.7 
 6. Gizogiannis, Arkad.19.3 
 7. Anagnostopou., Erm.18.7 
 8. Gikas, Filathlitik.17.0 
 9. Tsiakas, Agia P.16.7 
 10. Cubrilo, Arkadikos16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savvas MANOUSOS
  Doxa L.
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Manousos, Doxa L.12.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.10.3 
 3. Mirkovic, Doxa L.9.3 
 4. Cubrilo, Arkadikos9.0 
 5. Pavlovic, Pagrati8.5 
 6. Jovanovic, Irakleio8.0 
 7. Paschalis, Lavrio7.7 
 8. Vagenas, Doxa L.7.3 
 9. Papachristos, Trik.7.3 
 10. Pelkic, Irakleio7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.8.0 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos6.0 
 3. Cosic, Koroivos5.7 
 4. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.7 
 5. Samothrakis, Filat.4.3 
 6. Saloustros, Filath.4.0 
 7. Petrakis, OFI4.0 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla4.0 
 9. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.7 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.7 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.3.0 
 3. Ioakeimidis, Ermis3.0 
 4. Manavopoulos, Agia2.7 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos2.3 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.0 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati2.0 
 8. Adetokoubo, Filath.2.0 
 9. Tsiakas, Agia P.2.0 
 10. Theodorakos, Niki2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marko PAVLOVIC
  Pagrati
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.5 
 2. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.1.0 
 3. Vagenas, Doxa L.1.0 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.0 
 5. Pelkic, Irakleio1.0 
 6. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 7. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.7 
 8. Panou, Arkadikos0.7 
 9. Bouris, Arkadikos0.7 
 10. Papachristos, Tri.0.7 


Greek Free agents: The bi-weekly report by Eurobasket - by Chris Mammides

We reached the end of October and the A1 league is already moving to its fourth week, the derby between the 2 European champions has ended, the stronger teams in the league other than the two are obviously, Panionios, and surprisingly Kolossos Rodou, and other than that the rest teams are more or less in the same quality, with negative surprises being at the moment the teams of Kavala (even though it added Gagaloudis and Grundy) and Apollon Patras (even though it added the Croatian center Ivan Krolo). Never the less, after these first three weeks of the league, a number of free agents are still team less, for sure many of them are in serious discussions with their next destination but the point of the matter is that they are still on the go. Other than that, the official retirement of a great point guard took place 2 weeks ago, as Nikos Hatzivretas will no longer keep scoring as a player and Eurobasket.com wants to wish him a good luck and all the best to his next career stop, either as a Team Manager (Aias Evosmou) or in any other career, he may want to proceed. So, the Free agent list at this stage is as follows:

Guards
Theodoros Papaloukas
Igor Milosevic
Adonis Chatzicharalambous
Marios Matalon
Gregory Ktistou
Michael Bizoukas
Nicolas Blanas (183-PG-80, college: Toronto Uni.)
Fotis Lioutas (193-G-80, college: S.New Hampshire)
Milos Pavlisevic (196-SG-82)
Ioannis Athinaiou

Forwards
Panagiotis Vassilopoulos
Giorgos Tsiaras (207-C/F-82)
Lazaros Seferidis (192-G-82)
Demtri Harris (198-SF-90, college: St.Marys)
Antonis Kesisoglou (206-F-91)
Nic Livas
Luke Hristou (195-F-88)
Milos Sakota (204-F-84)
Marios Skamnakis (200-F-89)
Alexandros Sigounas

Centers
Dimos Dikoudis (206-F/C-77)
Jacob Blankenship (207-C-90)
Miroslav Raicevic (208-C-81)



Greek A1 round 3 best performance: Nikos Pappas - by Eurobasket News

Former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-G-90, agency: FCM) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Panionios, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, eight rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Kavala (#14, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 87-84. Panionios maintains the 3rd position in Greek A1. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Panionios already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Pappas had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Panionios' top player in his first season with the team. Nikos Pappas has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.3ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Kevin Palmer (198-G/F-87) of KAOD. Palmer had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. Of course KAOD cruised to a 89-78 relatively comfortable win over PAOK (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Palmer is a newcomer at KAOD, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Russian center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80) of PAOK (#7). Papadopoulos got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and four assists. Despite Papadopoulos' great performance PAOK lost 78-89 to KAOD (#4, 2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of PAOK not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Papadopoulos could try to bring PAOK's a little bit higher in the standings. Papadopoulos has individually a great season in Greece. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.0ppg (8th best). Lazaros Papadopoulos has also Greek passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. LaRon Dendy (205-C-88) of Kolossos - 20 points and 8 rebounds
5. Georgios Tsiakos (205-F/C-82) of Panelefsiniakos - 15 points and 11 rebounds
6. Andreas Kanonidis (198-F-91) of Peristeri GS - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Landon Milbourne (201-F-87) of Panionios - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Antonis Asimakopoulos (203-F-76) of Aris - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (199-F/G-77) of Apollon Patras - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. William Coleman (206-F-88) of Kavala - 15 points and 6 rebounds

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



A1 Round 3: Panathinaikos wrap it up with the win - by Eurobasket News

A1 Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 3 games were marked by very close results. The first upset was a road defeat of 4th placed PAOK (1-2) to eighth ranked KAOD (2-1) 89-78. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 48-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. KAOD made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Preston Knowles (185-89, college: Louisville) helped adding 16 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KAOD moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Peristeri GS and Panathinaikos. PAOK at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. KAOD is looking forward to face league's second-placed Olympiacos in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. PAOK will play at home against Peristeri GS (#6) in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A1 top team - Kolossos (3-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Panelefsiniakos (1-2) in Rodou 78-71. It was a quality performance for American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Marcus Hatten accounted for 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Panelefsiniakos in the defeat. Panelefsiniakos' coach Giorgos Skarafingas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kolossos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Olympiacos and Panionios. Newly promoted Panelefsiniakos dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Kolossos will play against Panionios (#3) in Athens in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Panelefsiniakos will play at home against Aris (#11) in Thessaloniki to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Athens supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked AGOR (1-2) played at the court of seventh ranked Panathinaikos (2-1). Panathinaikos smashed AGOR 92-50 on Monday. The best player for the winners was Haralampos Giannopoulos who scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Marc Antonio Carter who recorded 15 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panathinaikos moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Peristeri GS and KAOD. Loser AGOR dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Panathinaikos will meet Ikaros (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AGOR will play against Ilysiakos (#10) in Athens.
The game in Kalitheas supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader Olympiacos (3-0) played at the court of 7th ranked Ikaros (1-2). Olympiacos smashed Ikaros 97-53. It was a good game for Konstantinos Sloukas who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 5 assists. 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. Olympiacos have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Panionios and Kolossos. Ikaros at the other side keeps the seventh place with two games lost. Olympiacos' next round opponent will be KAOD (#4) in Dramas. Ikaros will play at home against Panathinaikos in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Thessaloniki. Thirteenth ranked Aris (1-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Ilysiakos (1-2) 64-63 in the fight for the seventh place. It was a great evening for Antonis Asimakopoulos who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Aris left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Ilysiakos. Aris will face Panelefsiniakos (#9) in Eleusina in the next round.

In the last two games of round 3 Panionios won against Kavala on the opponent's court 87-84. Peristeri GS managed to outperform Apollon Patras in a home game 76-74.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 32 points and 8 rebounds by Nikos Pappas of Panionios.


Panathinaikos - AGOR 92-50

The game in Athens supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked AGOR (1-2) played at the court of seventh ranked Panathinaikos (2-1). Panathinaikos smashed AGOR 92-50 on Monday. The game without a history. Panathinaikos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to AGOR's 22 and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded AGOR 41-21 including a 37-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Panathinaikos looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by AGOR's players. The best player for the winners was forward Haralampos Giannopoulos (200-89) who scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) chipped in 11 points and 4 assists. Four Panathinaikos players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Limelight Hoops) who recorded 15 points and the other American import forward Brent Petway (204-85, college: Michigan) added 9 points and 4 steals respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panathinaikos moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Peristeri GS and KAOD. Loser AGOR dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Panathinaikos will meet Ikaros (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AGOR will play against Ilysiakos (#10) in Athens.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: H.Giannopoulos 11+6reb+1ast, M.Bramos 11+2reb+4ast, D.Diamantidis 11+3reb+4ast, J.Maciulis 11+2reb+2ast, R.Ukic 9+1reb+3ast, S.Lasme 8+6reb
AGOR: M.Antonio Carter 15+3reb, A.Tsochlas 10+2ast, B.Petway 9+4reb, U.Duvnjak 5+1reb+3ast, J.Brown 4+1reb+1ast, B.White 3+4reb
gschID: 203557


KAOD - PAOK 89-78

Round 3 games were marked by very close results. The first upset was a road defeat of 4th placed PAOK (1-2) to eighth ranked KAOD (2-1) 89-78. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 48-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. KAOD made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import guard Preston Knowles (185-89, college: Louisville) helped adding 16 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international power forward Dimitris Haritopoulos (205-83, agency: Interperformances) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KAOD moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Peristeri GS and Panathinaikos. PAOK at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. KAOD is looking forward to face league's second-placed Olympiacos in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. PAOK will play at home against Peristeri GS (#6) in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KAOD: K.Kakaroudis 19+1reb+3ast, P.Knowles 16+4reb+4ast, K.Palmer 16+11reb+4ast, S.Benas 10+3reb, S.Ioannou 7+1ast, G.Michel 7+4reb+1ast
PAOK: L.Papadopoulos 31+6reb+4ast, D.Haritopoulos 13+8reb, D.McGrath 10+2reb+6ast, G.Dedas 10+3reb+2ast, M.Tsairelis 6+3reb+1ast, N.Kalles 5
gschID: 203555


Kavala - Panionios 84-87

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Kavala (0-3) was edged at home by leader Panionios (3-0) 87-84 on Saturday. Kavala was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Panionios made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. Panionios outrebounded Kavala 41-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. Kavala was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland, agency: Three Eye Sports) helped adding 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was guard Yannis Gagaloudis (192-78) with 23 points and 4 assists and American forward William Coleman (206-88, college: Memphis) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Kavala players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Panionios have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos and Kolossos. Loser Kavala still closes the standings with three games lost. Panionios will face league's leader Kolossos in Rodou in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kavala will play on the road against Apollon Patras (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Panionios: N.Pappas 32+8reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 20+5reb+4ast, V.Jankovic 10+7reb+2ast, A.Gibbs 9+5reb+1ast, G.Bogris 6+6reb+1ast, C.Booker 4+5reb+1ast
Kavala: Y.Gagaloudis 23+2reb+4ast, W.Coleman 15+6reb, N.Mitrovic 10+5reb+3ast, C.Stefanidis 10+2reb+1ast, S.Panos 8+2reb+1ast, B.Krstevski 8+7reb
gschID: 203553


Ikaros - Olympiacos 53-97

The game in Kalitheas supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader Olympiacos (3-0) played at the court of 7th ranked Ikaros (1-2). Olympiacos smashed Ikaros 97-53. The game without a history. Olympiacos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Ikaros' 26 and made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Olympiacos forced 20 Ikaros turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for international guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90) who led his team to a victory with 9 points and 5 assists. FYR Macedonian-Bulgarian forward Pero Antic (210-82, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) answered with 19 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and Alexandros Mitsialos (204-94) added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Ikaros. 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. Olympiacos have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Panionios and Kolossos. Ikaros at the other side keeps the seventh place with two games lost. Olympiacos' next round opponent will be KAOD (#4) in Dramas. Ikaros will play at home against Panathinaikos in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: P.Antic 13+1reb+3ast, K.Hines 11+4reb, K.Papanikolaou 10+6reb+1ast, M.Gecevicius 10+1reb+1ast, K.Sloukas 9+4reb+5ast, G.Printezis 9+5reb+2ast
Ikaros: A.Kiritsis 19+2reb+1ast, G.Larentzakis 12+1reb, A.Mitsialos 7+5reb+1ast, A.Wyatt 4+1reb, M.Faye 3+1reb+2ast, I.Lianos 2+1reb
gschID: 203556


Peristeri GS - Apollon Patras 76-74

Very predictable result in Athens where fifth ranked Peristeri GS (2-1) edged bottom-ranked Apollon Patras (0-3) 76-74 on Saturday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 18-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Peristeri GS forced 19 Apollon Patras turnovers. It was a great evening for forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Dwight Thorne (190-88, college: Colorado) helped adding 14 points. Thorne is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Peristeri GS players scored in double figures. Peristeri GS's coach Tzimis Koustenis used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (199-77, agency: BeoExcell) with 19 points and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) scored 15 points and 7 assists. Peristeri GS moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Panathinaikos and KAOD. Newly promoted Apollon Patras still closes the standings with three games lost. Peristeri GS will face PAOK (#7) in Thessaloniki in the next round. Apollon Patras will play at home against Kavala (#14) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Peristeri GS: A.Kanonidis 18+9reb+3ast, D.Thorne 14+2reb+3ast, T.Hines 11+7reb, A.Petroulas 10+5reb+3ast, N.Papantoniou 9+2reb+2ast, D.Williams 8+2reb
Apollon Patras: V.Petrovic-Stergiou 19+4reb+6ast, E.McCollum 15+2reb+7ast, G.Klaiber 11+4reb, K.Grant 9+4reb+2ast, I.Lianos 7+3reb, L.Turner 6+3reb
gschID: 203554


Kolossos - Panelefsiniakos 78-71

A1 top team - Kolossos (3-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Panelefsiniakos (1-2) in Rodou 78-71. Panelefsiniakos was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 42-33 second half run of Kolossos. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Panelefsiniakos was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a quality performance for American center LaRon Dendy (205-88, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) accounted for 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the former international power forward Georgios Tsiakos (205-82, agency: FCM) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Panelefsiniakos in the defeat. Four Panelefsiniakos players scored in double figures. Panelefsiniakos' coach Giorgos Skarafingas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kolossos have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Olympiacos and Panionios. Newly promoted Panelefsiniakos dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Kolossos will play against Panionios (#3) in Athens in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Panelefsiniakos will play at home against Aris (#11) in Thessaloniki to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Kolossos: L.Dendy 20+8reb+1ast, M.Hatten 16+5reb+5ast, K.Langford 12+5reb+7ast, G.Kalaitzis 9+1reb+1ast, D.Tsaldaris 7+2ast, G.Georgalis 7+3reb+1ast
Panelefsiniakos: S.Magounis 17+8reb+2ast, N.Liakopoulos 15+3reb+2ast, G.Tsiakos 15+11reb+1ast, H.Kamp 10+5reb+1ast, N.Papanikolopoulos 7+2reb, D.Avramidis 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 203552


Aris - Ilysiakos 64-63

Important game to mention about took place in Thessaloniki. Thirteenth ranked Aris (1-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Ilysiakos (1-2) 64-63 in the fight for the seventh place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ilysiakos won third quarter 22-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Aris won last quarter 19-20. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ilysiakos to just 7 points in second quarter. Ilysiakos was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Antonis Asimakopoulos (203-76) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Michalis Pelekanos (198-81, agency: FCM) helped adding 16 points. The best for the losing side was American forward Andrew Jones (208-87, college: Penn St.) with 13 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Periklis Dorkofikis (206-80) scored 13 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Aris left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Ilysiakos. Aris will face Panelefsiniakos (#9) in Eleusina in the next round.
Top scorers:
Aris: M.Pelekanos 16+2reb+2ast, A.Asimakopoulos 14+12reb+4ast, K.Charissis 13+5reb, D.Verginis 12+1reb+2ast, E.Tsakaleris 6+2reb, M.Pasalic 2+3reb+2ast
Ilysiakos: P.Dorkofikis 13+3reb+2ast, A.Jones 13+9reb, E.Scott 11+3reb, G.Apostolidis 10+2reb, M.Hampton 8+2reb, N.Chatzis 6+4reb
gschID: 203551



B' Division: 3rd week - Result and Scorers - by Chris Mammides

The results of the 3rd week in the two Groups of the secodn division were as follows:

South Group

Holargos - Ermis Perama 68-59
Quarters: 15-20, 30-29, 42-44, 68-59
An easy afternoon for Holargos who had some problems only in the first period after that Kostas Dedes (194-F-85) and Emmanouilidis took over but in the third period the duet of Vassili Karamadouki and Korkosouras tried to go for the surprise but with no luck as the rest of their team-mates were in a low productivity.
Holargos: Kostas Dedes 18, Emmanouilidis 15
Ermis Perama: Vassili Karamadouki 18, Korkosouras 17


Kronos Agiou Dimitriou - Halkida 84-70
Quarters: 26-19, 44-32, 64-51, 84-70
Thanasis Straganiotis (180-G-83) was the man of the mach as he was the leading figure in the scoring for the home team while another five team-mates had double digits in the easy win over Halkida
Kronos: Aggelopoulos 13, Thanasis Straganiotis 19, Lazaridis 11, Vrynas 15, Vlahopoulos 13, Karaplis 11
Halkida: Lappas 10, Elias Tomaras (181-G-81) 13, Pardakas 10, Benos 12

Enosi Iliou Near East 67-62
Quarters: 11-19, 28-41, 49-52, 67-62
A great derby took over in the home court of Enosis Iliou where the Head Coach Papamarkos finally saw his team to win the game in the details against the passionate players of Near East,
Ilion: Mitropoulos 11, Chris Likogiannis 18, Tsotsos 11
Near East: Hatzikostis 11, Karabas 10, Michalis Karastamatis (200-F-84) 17, Mougios 13

Esperos AOPA - Amyntas 70-65
Quarters: 18-26, 37-36, 50-54, 70-65
Nice come-back in the fourth period for the home team as the Patras players with Giannis Stamopoulos (199-G-84) as a leading figure succeeded their first crucial victory at the end of the game over the fighting team of Amyntas Dafnis.
Esperos: Petropoulos 11, Giannis Stamopoulos 17
Amyntas : Vardianos 16, Zoupas 11, Savvas Tsougarakis (207-C-86, agency: FCM) 17.

Psyhiko - AETOS 73-68
Quarters: 19-18, 42-35, 56-56, 73-68
A great derby which once more this week ended up at the very end with the help of the experienced scoring machine named Pettas. Aetos was very close to the score until the very end but couldnt turn the game on his site.
Psyhiko: Pettas 21, Vogiatzis 10, Korizis 16, Kolokas 10
Aetos: Mitsakis 12, Kokkalis 10, Kousoulas 16, Tirlas 11

Doukas - Panerythraikos 71-64
Quarters: 18-16, 39-39, 51-54, 71-64
Doukas nearly lost a game of his own since Nikos Makris (188-G-79) took it personally and was the man of the match even though his team finally didnt make it. Panerythraikos played very well for 37 minutes but the last three minutes the players of Nea Erythrea got tired and they simply lost the game,
Doukas: St. Papadionysiou 10, Giannoulis 10, Melas 15, Chalaris 19.
Paneythraikos: Nikos Makris 21, Topalis 11, Solomos 10

North Group

MENT Ionikos Neas Filadelelphias 83-81 (in OT)
Quarters: 26-25, 43-43, 52-62, 71-71, 83-81
A great derby took place in Thessaloniki where the home team of MENT needed the extra time to finally win the team of Ionikos NF with a basket. Four players for the home team had double digits with the veteran Giorgos Valavanidis (204-F-74) ending the game with double-double figures being the man of the match
MENT: Papadopoulos 15, Stylianou 11, Tsibis 15, Giorgos Valavanidis 19 and 10 rebounds
Ionikos: Mavraganis 17, Siristatidis 16, Dimitris Christodoulos (208-C-85) 19

Anatolia Iraklis 97-98
An amazing derby took place in Thessaloniki where the team of Iraklis finally beat the home team of Anatolia after the extra time with two super scorers Lefteris Galanidis (188-G-87) of Anatolia and Kostas Bechlivanis (180-G-74) scored 32 and 30 points respectively with Lefteris Galanidis not being able to lough at the end even though he scored one basket more than his opponent as his team finally lost. Iraklis with a 4-0 is at the top of the league with Aias Evosmou.
Quarters: 18-18, 38-37, 61-68, 85-85, 97-98
Anatolia: Lefteris Galanidis 32, Koimtzoglou 10, Moutsiaras 12, Nisiotis 24
Iraklis: Kostas Bechlivanis 30, Staboulis 12, Giorgos Passalidis (200-G-87) 23

Marousi Aias Evosmou 64-65
Quarters: 11-23, 27-42, 50-57, 64-65
A great road win took place in Maroussi since Aias Evosmou finally took the victory at the end since the heroic come-back from the home team had no positive end. The visitors took a lead and a difference of even 20 points before Marousi cut the deficit to minimum but couldnt finish the great come-back.
Marousi: Giorgos Kerasovitis (190-G-81, agency: FCM) 19, Macheras 18
Aias: Tepetidis 11, Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) 13, Mavridis 12, Gymnopoulos 10 and Stavrou 12.

Ionikos Ionias - Stratoni 71-67
Quarters: 10-15, 29-31, 48-47, 71-67
The game in Ionikos Ionias home court finally ended with a positive result but it took some great risks since the visitors were very well organized to get the pink slipt of the victory. At the end they simply couldnt do it
Ionikos Ioanias: Aggelidis 10, Darakis 13, Christos Hatzidis (206-C-86)16.
Stratoni: Menelaos Kokolios (185-G-87) 15, Kigmetoglou 15, Daskalopoulos 11.

Metamorfosi Volou - Egaleo 84-83
Quarters: 22-27, 49-43, 62-59, 84-83
A great game took place in Volos between Coach Myrintzis team Metamorfosi Volo and Coach Katsounis, Egaleo. The victory came in details since the game was 100% balanced, Egaleo missed the chance to succeed a road win as at the end the Athenians missed the chance to succeed in the buzzer beeper.
Metamorfosi: Th. Karageorgos 12, Nanis 13, Georgiou 10, Zarogiannis 15, Giannis Karavasanis (191-G-88) 17
Egaleo: Babis Skouzis (183-G) 21, Karavolas 20, Michalos 18, Melniks 14

Pierikos Arhelaos Mahites Doxa Pefkon 83-87 in 2 OTs
Quarters: 13-12, 39-20, 53-53, 69-69, 74-74, 83-87
An amazing derby which ended in 50 minutes took place in Katerini where the visiting site of Mahites Doxa Pefkon took a great road win with Panagiotis Danakis (183-G-84) being the top score and the man of the match
Pierikos: Konstantinos Fakopoulidis (190-PG-95) 23, Asimakis 17, Gavanopoulos 13, Limparis 16
Mahites: Milonidis 11, Panagiotis Danakis 29, Foutsitzis 12, Davanis 12



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Orcas Urk 5-0 
 2. De Groene 4-0 
 3. Cangeroes 4-2 
 4. Binnenland 3-2 
 5. De Hoppers 3-2 
 6. BC Apollo 2 3-3 
 7. Leiden 2 2-2 
 8. Red Giants 2-3 
 9. Punch 2-3 
 10. Rotterdam 2 2-3 
 11. Almere P. 2-3 
 12. Almonte 1-4 
 13. MSV/Zeemacht 1-4 
 14. UBALL 1-4 

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 27: De Hoppers - MSV/Zeemacht 93-81
Oct. 28: BC Apollo 2 - Almonte 81-65
Oct. 27: Orca's Urk - Punch 80-71
Oct. 26: BC Apollo 2 - Cangeroes 68-86
Oct. 27: Cangeroes - Red Giants 68-57
Oct. 27: Almere P. - Binnenland 60-65
Oct. 28: Leiden 2 - De Groene 53-69
Oct. 27: UBALL - Rotterdam 2 53-59

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: Rotterdam 2 - Almere P.
Nov. 3: Almonte - Orca''s Urk
Nov. 3: Punch - UBALL
Nov. 3: MSV/Zeemacht - Leiden 2
Nov. 3: Red Giants - De Hoppers
Nov. 3: Binnenland - Cangeroes
Nov. 3: De Groene - BC Apollo 2


Landstede Basketball will defend their title during Basketball Days 2012 - by Fred Roggen

The organisation of Basketball Days managed to sign the 2011 tournament champions, Landstede Basketbal Zwolle for the 2012 edition. Giving them the opportunity to defend their title, the team from Zwolle is the third team signed by the organisation of Basketball Days.

Last year, the team coached by Herman van den Belt was the surprisingly winner off the first edition of the Basketball Days tournament. Besides Landstede Basketbal Zwolle, the Dutch National Team and Sky Cearense from Brazil will compete for the 2012 title. The organisation of Basketball Days will announce the remaining four teams on a short notice.

The field of participants will be extended from six teams to seven teams; This means that during the tournament (December 26-30th) three games per day will be played.

Ticket sales for the event will start early November. Pass partouts will only cost 50




PromotieDivisie Round 5: Cangaroes win two over the weekend - by Terry Cooper

Week 5 and 6 came early for Cangaroes and BC APOLLO2 as both teams started the weekend with games to either get a bit of a jump on other teams or fall behind more than anticipated. Cangaroes started off with a win over BC APOLLO2 on Friday night winning 86-68 on the road then won at home over the Red Giants 68-57. BC APOLLO2 was able to bounce back from their Friday game to win over Almonte at home 81-65 and stay at in good standings for the back to back games. In other games, Binnenland won over Almere 65-60 while De Hoppers cruised to a 93-81 victory over MSV/Zeemacht. De Groene Uilen and Tom Schonewille (190-G/F-88) keeps on rolling as they won on the road 69-53 over Z&Z2 to remain undefeated. The Orca's are another team that is making head way early as they won at home over Punch 80-71 and Rotterdam2 stole a victory over UBALL 59-53 to end week five. The standings remain the same as Orca's and Groene Uilen stay undefeated and the rest of the field is beginning to separate. Stay tuned for the upcoming week.

Round 5 Scores:

Z&Z2 53-69 De Groene Uilen HS 1
BC APOLLO2 81-65 Almonte
UBALL 53-59 Rotterdam2
Orca's 80-71 Punch
De Hoppers 93-81 MSV/Zeemacht
Cangeroes 68-57 Red Giants
Almere Pioneers 60-65 Binnenland
BC APOLLO2 68-86 Cangeroes



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Njardvik parts ways with Belin - by Snorri Arnaldsson

UMFN Njardvik has decided not to retain Jeron Belins (198-F-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: St.Peter's) services and are looking for his replacement. The club felt that Belin wasn't the right fit for them at this time, and therefore announced last Saturday that Belin would not play any more games for the team. In his four appearances in the Dominos league, Belin scored 22ppg and pulled down 6.5rpg.

UMFN Njardvik plays Stjarnan at home in their next game on Thursday and will only have one import playing in that game.



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 29: UCC Demons - DCU Saints 83-82
Oct. 27: Killester - B.Gais Neptune 63-90
Oct. 27: UCD Marian - UL Eagles 61-73

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 3: UCD Marian - Moycullen
Nov. 3: UL Eagles - Ballon Inter
Nov. 4: DCU Saints - B.Gais Neptune
Nov. 4: UCC Demons - Killester


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Darren TOWNES
  B.Gais N.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Townes, B.Gais N.24.3 
 2. Graham, UCC Demons22.0 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles21.2 
 4. Galvin, UCD Marian20.8 
 5. Sullivan, Moycullen20.5 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles17.4 
 7. Chubb, Killester15.0 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints15.0 
 9. McLoughlin, B.Gais12.3 
 10. Statkus, Ballon I.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Delwan GRAHAM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Graham, UCC Demons21.3 
 2. Galvin, UCD Marian16.6 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.13.0 
 4. Sullivan, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.0 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.9.0 
 7. Griksas, Ballon In.8.7 
 8. Foley, UCD Marian8.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints7.5 
 10. Kelly, UCD Marian7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.7.8 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.5.3 
 3. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.8 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles4.4 
 5. Anderson, DCU S.3.5 
 6. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.5 
 7. Chubb, DCU Saints3.3 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.3.3 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.3.3 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles3.0 
 2. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.5 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.2.3 
 5. Summers, Killester2.3 
 6. Donnelly, DCU S.2.3 
 7. Roe, Killester2.0 
 8. Graham, UCC Demons2.0 
 9. Cepliauskas, Ballo.2.0 
 10. Noonan, B.Gais N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Paul STAPLETON
  B.Gais N.
  (201-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Stapleton, B.Gais2.3 
 2. Galvin, UCD Marian2.2 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.1.8 
 4. Trimmer, DCU S.1.8 
 5. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.5 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles1.4 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.3 
 8. Statkus, Ballon I.1.0 
 9. Taylor, UL Eagles0.8 
 10. Griksas, Ballon I.0.7 



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 28: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 88-92
Oct. 28: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Haifa 80-62
Oct. 28: Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon 78-70
Oct. 29: Netanya - Hapoel J-M 77-74
Oct. 29: Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon 74-88
Oct. 28: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Rishon 64-81

Round 1

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 4: Elizur Ashkelon - Netanya
Nov. 4: Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi T-A
Nov. 4: Hapoel Holon - Bnei Hasharon
Nov. 4: Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel T-A
Nov. 4: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Ashdod
Nov. 4: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.21.7 
 2. Uter, Maccabi20.7 
 3. Simpson, Maccabi19.7 
 4. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.7 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.19.0 
 6. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.0 
 7. Killingswort., Net.18.7 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.18.0 
 9. Jones, Bnei H.17.3 
 10. Dove, Elizur Ashk.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.0 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.12.3 
 3. Calathes, Maccabi12.0 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi10.3 
 5. Uter, Maccabi10.3 
 6. Washington, Netan.9.7 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi9.7 
 8. Wright, Maccabi9.7 
 9. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.5 
 10. Holman, Hapoel Ei.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bar TIMOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (190-SG-92)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Timor, Hapoel T-A6.7 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.3 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.5.3 
 4. Hickman, Maccabi5.0 
 5. Hanochi, Maccabi5.0 
 6. Berkowitz, Bnei H.5.0 
 7. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.4.7 
 8. Bradley, Netanya4.7 
 9. Ohayon, Maccabi4.3 
 10. Hopson, Hapoel Ei.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A4.3 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.7 
 3. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.2.3 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.3 
 5. Wright, Maccabi2.3 
 6. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi2.0 
 8. Washington, Netan.2.0 
 9. Jones, Maccabi2.0 
 10. Hanochi, Maccabi2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Uter, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.3 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A2.0 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.2.0 
 5. Dove, Elizur Ashke.1.5 
 6. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.3 
 7. Thomas, Maccabi1.3 
 8. Gabriel, Maccabi1.3 
 9. Rosefelt, Bnei H.1.3 
 10. Hakmon, Hapoel Ei.1.3 


Winner League Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News

After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Winner League and who belongs to weaker ones.

There was a change at the Winner League leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Maccabi Haifa (2-1). They were defeated by sixth ranked Hapoel Eilat (2-1) 80-62 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Haifa managed to win fourth quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) helped adding 16 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) with 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Haifa will play next round against Maccabi T-A trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hapoel Eilat will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Maccabi T-A (2-1) in Tel-Aviv. Hosts were defeated by Maccabi Rishon (3-0) 81-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Adrian Uter accounted for 22 points and 9 rebounds. American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks for Maccabi T-A in the defeat. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Maccabi Rishon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Netanya. Defending champion Maccabi T-A keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi T-A will play against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Netanya between GreenTops Netanya and Hapoel J-M. Leader GreenTops Netanya (3-0) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Hapoel J-M (0-3). GreenTops Netanya managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Marco Killingsworth who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Courtney Fells who recorded 16 points and 5 assists. GreenTops Netanya have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel J-M at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. GreenTops Netanya will meet Ironi Ashkelon (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel J-M will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Winner League top team - Maccabi Haifa (2-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) 63-53. It was a good game for Donta Smith who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Maccabi Haifa went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#5) in Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against Galil Gilboa.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3: Bnei Hasharon won against Maccabi Ashdod on the opponent's court 88-74. Winless Galil Gilboa unfortunately lost to Hapoel Holon in a home game 88-92. Winless Elizur Ashkelon recorded a loss to Hapoel T-A on the road 70-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists by Jumaine Jones of Bnei Hasharon.


Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon 74-88

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Maccabi Ashdod (0-3) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Bnei Hasharon (2-1) 88-74. The game was mostly controlled by Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi Ashdod was better in second period 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Bnei Hasharon's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and the former international point guard Dror Hagag (178-78, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Five Bnei Hasharon and four Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Bnei Hasharon's next round opponent will be Hapoel Holon (#8) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Ashdod will play against Hapoel J-M (#11) in Jerusalem and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: J.Jones 25+8reb+7ast, R.Beck 22+3reb+3ast, B.Rice 15+4reb+1ast, H.Pope 12+8reb, I.Rosefelt 10+6reb, M.Palacio 2+6ast
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 19+12reb+2ast, D.Hagag 17+4reb+4ast, C.Allen 11+2reb+4ast, M.Mizrahi 10+3reb+1ast, J.Skeen 9+2reb, G.Israeli 5+2reb
gschID: 192928


Netanya - Hapoel J-M 77-74

A very close game took place in Netanya between GreenTops Netanya and Hapoel J-M. Leader GreenTops Netanya (3-0) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Hapoel J-M (0-3). GreenTops Netanya managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Monday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel J-M won third quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Interperformances) who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St.) who recorded 16 points and 5 assists and Josh Duncan (203-86) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GreenTops Netanya have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel J-M at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. GreenTops Netanya will meet Ironi Ashkelon (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel J-M will play against Maccabi Ashdod and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 20+5reb+1ast, D.Washington 17+5reb+2ast, R.Bradley 15+7reb+3ast, Y.Orland 14+4reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 4+4reb+2ast, E.Shulman 3+2reb+3ast
Hapoel J-M: C.Fells 16+3reb+5ast, C.Smith 11+5reb, D.Grunfeld 11+1reb+1ast, J.Duncan 10+5reb+4ast, M.Tapiro 8+3reb+2ast, R.Limonad 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 192927


Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Rishon 64-81

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Maccabi T-A (2-1) in Tel-Aviv. Hosts were defeated by Maccabi Rishon (3-0) 81-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi T-A was better in third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Rishon forced 19 Maccabi T-A turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) accounted for 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import point guard Ricky Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) added 7 points and 6 assists respectively for Maccabi T-A in the defeat. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Maccabi Rishon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Netanya. Defending champion Maccabi T-A keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#6) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi T-A will play against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 22+9reb+2ast, J.Wright 22+9reb+2ast, W.Warren 14+1reb+4ast, N.Hanochi 9+9reb+6ast, O.Solomon 8+2reb+1ast, A.Ben David 6+2ast
Maccabi T-A: S.James 19+6reb, Y.Ohayon 12+1reb, N.Caner-Medley 7+3reb+1ast, D.Logan 7+3reb, R.Hickman 7+4reb+6ast, G.Shermadini 4+4reb
gschID: 192930


Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 88-92

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa (0-3) 92-88. Galil Gilboa was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 26-17 charge of Hapoel Holon, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with 27 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Five Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Swingman Rakim Sanders (196-89, college: Fairfield) answered with 25 points and forward Brandon Hunter (201-80, college: Ohio) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Galil Gilboa. Hapoel Holon moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Galil Gilboa at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be Bnei Hasharon (#4) in Hod Hasharon. Galil Gilboa will play again at home against Hapoel Holon (#8) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 27+5reb+2ast, F.Hassell 22+11reb+1ast, T.Smith 14+6reb+6ast, S.Daniel 11+3reb+1ast, L.Hill 10+5reb+2ast, Z.Rosen 8+4ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Sanders 25+2reb+2ast, M.Watt 10+5reb+2ast, B.Hunter 10+6reb+2ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 8+2reb+4ast, S.Brener 8+4reb+2ast, Y.Green 7+4reb
gschID: 192929


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Haifa 80-62

There was a change at the Winner League leadership position after last games. Round 3 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Maccabi Haifa (2-1). They were defeated by sixth ranked Hapoel Eilat (2-1) 80-62 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Maccabi Haifa. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Haifa managed to win fourth quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) helped adding 16 points and 6 assists. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) with 15 points and 5 assists and power forward James Thomas (203-80, college: Texas) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Maccabi Haifa. Maccabi Haifa will play next round against Maccabi T-A trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Hapoel Eilat will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 19+6reb+2ast, A.Freeman 16+4reb+6ast, L.Hakmon 12+3reb, A.Nissim 11+4reb+3ast, E.Holman 7+3reb, J.Tillman 7+10reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 15+3reb+5ast, I.Kozikaro 13+6reb, J.Thomas 11+10reb+1ast, P.Stoll 8+5reb+2ast, P.Calathes 6+5reb, C.Carr 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192926


Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon 78-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon's (0-3) road loss to eighth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (2-1) 70-78. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 7-point deficit before their 24-9 run, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Ashkelon's 30. 28 personal fouls committed by Ironi Ashkelon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83, agency: Ronsport) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American guard Marcus Moore (198-80, college: Washington St., agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Taj Gray (204-84, college: Oklahoma) added 14 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Ironi Ashkelon. Ironi Ashkelon's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Tel-Aviv moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Ironi Ashkelon at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's next round opponent will be league's leader Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ironi Ashkelon will play at home against the league's second-placed GreenTops Netanya (#2) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: J.Skjoldebrand 19+8reb+2ast, J.Allen 19+4reb+2ast, M.Naor 15+2reb+3ast, D.Stitt 7+4reb+1ast, G.Eytan 5+3reb+3ast, B.Timor 5+3reb+6ast
Elizur Ashkelon: M.Moore 20+6reb+5ast, T.Gray 14+6reb, L.Lifshitz 9+3reb+2ast, G.Porat 7+2reb+4ast, O.Shaashoua 5+2reb, D.Shamriz 5+1reb
gschID: 192925


Round 1
Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Holon 63-53

Winner League top team - Maccabi Haifa (2-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (2-1) 63-53. The game without a history. Maccabi Haifa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded Hapoel Holon 52-34 including a 39-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) added 9 points and 5 assists in the effort for Hapoel Holon. Despite that victory Maccabi Haifa went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Haifa's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#5) in Tel-Aviv. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against Galil Gilboa.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: P.Calathes 19+11reb+2ast, D.Smith 18+8reb+6ast, P.Stoll 12+4reb+5ast, J.Thomas 5+12reb, I.Kozikaro 5+10reb+1ast, L.Segev 2+2reb+2ast
Hapoel Holon: F.Hassell 23+12reb, Z.Rosen 9+3reb+5ast, J.Dyson 9+3reb+5ast, S.Daniel 5+2reb, L.Hill 4+9reb+1ast, T.Smith 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 203660



Israeli Winner League round 3 best performance: Jumaine Jones - by Eurobasket News

American forward Jumaine Jones (203-F-79) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Bnei Hasharon, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 33-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maccabi Ashdod (#12, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 88-74. Bnei Hasharon is placed at 4th position in Israeli Winner League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Bnei Hasharon will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Jones had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Bnei Hasharon's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Georgia star has very solid stats this year. Jones is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.3ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 12.3rpg), assists (3rd best: 5.3apg) and averages impressive 47.8% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Diamon Simpson (201-F-87) of Maccabi Ashdod. Simpson had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Maccabi Ashdod lost that game 74-88 to Bnei Hasharon (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Simpson is a newcomer at Maccabi Ashdod, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.7ppg (#3). He also registered 9.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Julian Wright (203-F-87) of league's top team Maccabi Rishon. Wright scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Maccabi Rishon, leading his team to a 81-64 easy win against Maccabi T-A (#5, 2-1). Maccabi Rishon started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in . Wright 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. Wright has a great season in Israel. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.7rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeff Allen (201-F/C-87) of Hapoel T-A - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon - 23 points and 12 rebounds
6. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84) of Maccabi Rishon - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon - 22 points and 11 rebounds
8. Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85) of Maccabi Haifa - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jerome Dyson (191-G-87) of Hapoel Holon - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Shawn James (207-C-83) of Maccabi T-A - 19 points and 6 rebounds

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



Ex-UM star, European vet Jack McClinton to enter D-League draft - by David Pick

According to ex-UM Hurricane shooter and European veteran Jack McClinton (Agency: Alti Sport) -- now more then ever -- is the perfect time to pursue his NBA ambitions.

"I've reached a point in my career where I don't want to look back in regret and say 'what if,'" McClinton told his circle of trusties. "My goal is to show NBA teams I can compete at a high level so I'm willing to sacrifice one season overseas for a potential call up," he added.

Since establishing himself as a prominent European shooter in Turkey, Israel and the Ukraine, collecting multiple team and individual awards, McClinton has recently declined offers from teams like Lagun Aro (Spain), Nancy (France) and a pair of Italian clubs, in attempt to work his way through the NBA Development League and jump-start his NBA career.

McClinton will look to become eligible for the D-League draft on November 2nd and is hopeful that his talents will standout, resulting in a call up from the NBA.

When he's not working out with recently waived Celtic guard Dionte Christmas at St. Joes University in Philadelphia, the Baltimore native shooter spends valuable time studying the game of basketball on Synergy with close friend Dorell Wright of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Last month, while the Miami Heat entertained roster possibilities before the start of training camp, 6-foot-1 McClinton was invited for a couple of workouts at AmericanAirlines Arena. However, journeymen veterans Rodney Carney and Garrett Temple (who have since been waived) were chosen over him.

Disappointed he didn't make camp but encouraged by the pep-talk with Miami coach Erik Spoelstra, who resembled both his game and size to former Heat shooter Eddie House, for McClinton, a two-time All-ACC 1st Team (2008 and 2009) member and Israeli League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout champ, a minor setback for a bigger comeback seems to be the calling.

McClinton spent the 2011-2012 season in the Ukraine with Budivelnyk Kyiv, where he won the domestic cup. He averaged 13.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.0apg in the league play and upped his performances in the European VTB League where he finished as the league's fourth leading scorer with 14.8ppg (shooting 44.6% from beyond the arc), adding 3.0rpg and 1.8apg.




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Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 28: Pesaro - Banco di Sard. 90-100
Oct. 28: Sidigas AV - SAIE3 BO 87-77
Oct. 28: Acea Virtus RM - JuveCaserta 86-57
Oct. 29: Cimberio VA - Cantu 77-73
Oct. 28: Sutor MGR - Vanoli CR 74-80
Oct. 28: EA7 Armani - Trenkwalder RE 66-78
Oct. 28: Enel Brindisi - Umana VE 63-82
Oct. 29: Angelico BI - Montepaschi 56-81

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: Montepaschi - EA7 Armani
Nov. 4: Banco di Sard. - Enel Brindisi
Nov. 4: Cantu - Sidigas AV
Nov. 4: SAIE3 BO - Angelico BI
Nov. 4: Umana VE - Sutor MGR
Nov. 4: Vanoli CR - Acea Virtus RM
Nov. 4: JuveCaserta - Cimberio VA
Nov. 4: Trenkwalder RE - Pesaro


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Lance HARRIS
  Vanoli CR
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Harris, Vanoli CR22.0 
 2. Ere, Cimberio VA21.0 
 3. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.6 
 4. Datome, Acea V.18.6 
 5. Hasbrouck, SAIE317.2 
 6. Richardson, Sidig.16.8 
 7. Dunston, Cimberio.16.4 
 8. Thornton, Banco d.16.0 
 9. Diener, Banco d.16.0 
 10. Banks, Cimberio VA16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.10.2 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.9.0 
 3. Ebi, Sidigas AV8.4 
 4. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.4 
 5. Gigli, SAIE3 B.8.2 
 6. Kotti, Vanoli CR8.0 
 7. Johnson, Sidigas8.0 
 8. Easley, Banco d.7.6 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA7.4 
 10. Harris, Vanoli CR7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.2 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.4 
 3. Hackett, Montepas.5.0 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.6 
 5. Taylor, Acea V.3.8 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.4 
 7. Diener, Banco d.3.4 
 8. Cavaliero, Pesaro3.2 
 9. Vitali, Vanoli CR3.2 
 10. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GREEN
  Cimberio VA
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Green, Cimberio VA3.0 
 2. Thornton, Banco d.3.0 
 3. Dunston, Cimberio.2.8 
 4. Goss, Acea V.2.4 
 5. Warren, Sidigas AV2.3 
 6. Richardson, Sidig.2.2 
 7. Barbour, Pesaro2.2 
 8. Datome, Acea V.2.2 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR2.2 
 10. Johnson, Vanoli2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Enel B.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simmons, Enel B.2.2 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.1.8 
 3. Johnson, Sidigas1.7 
 4. Lawal, Acea V.1.6 
 5. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.4 
 6. Brooks, Cantu1.4 
 7. Tyus, Cantu1.2 
 8. Polonara, Cimberio.1.2 
 9. Cusin, Cantu1.2 
 10. Ress, Montepaschi1.0 


Standings - Lega 2

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 28: FCM Ferentino - LeGanberi FO 87-68
Oct. 28: AcegasAps TR - Givova Scafati 81-61
Oct. 28: Tezenis VE - Sigma Barcel. 75-71
Oct. 28: Biancoblu BO - Giorgo Tesi PT 68-66
Oct. 28: C.de Latte BRE - Novipiu Casale 63-73
Oct. 28: Upea CdO - Prima Veroli 61-65
Oct. 28: Aget Service IM - Fileni BPA Jesi 50-65

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 4: Giorgo Tesi PT - AcegasAps TR
Nov. 4: Sigma Barcel. - FCM Ferentino
Nov. 4: Prima Veroli - C.de Latte BRE
Nov. 4: Fileni BPA Jesi - Novipiu Casale
Nov. 4: Tezenis VE - Upea CdO
Nov. 4: Pall.Trento - Aget Service IM
Nov. 4: LeGanberi FO - Givova Scafati


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Troy BELL
  Sigma Barcel.
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Bell, Sigma Barcel.22.3 
 2. Green, Novipiu Cas.22.3 
 3. Allegretti, Nuovo21.3 
 4. Griffin, Fileni B.20.5 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.20.3 
 6. Callahan, Sigma B.20.3 
 7. Hubalek, Nuovo Nap.19.3 
 8. Thomas, AcegasAp.18.0 
 9. Slay, Givova Scafa.18.0 
 10. Garri, Pall.Trento18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.8 
 2. Hubalek, Nuovo Nap.11.7 
 3. Ekperigin, FCM F.10.8 
 4. George, Upea CdO9.3 
 5. Allegretti, Nuovo9.0 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.5 
 7. Sanders, Sigma B.8.5 
 8. Giddens, C.de L.8.3 
 9. Slay, Givova Scafa.8.3 
 10. Butkevicius, Novi.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrea PECILE
  Biancobl.
  (187-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Pecile, Biancobl.5.5 
 2. Clemente, Nuovo N.5.3 
 3. Mays, Givova S.4.8 
 4. Gay, Aget S.4.8 
 5. Ware, Novipiu Casa.4.5 
 6. McConnell, Tezen.4.5 
 7. Green, Sigma B.4.3 
 8. Battle, Upea CdO4.3 
 9. Walker, Prima Vero.3.5 
 10. Warren, Nuovo N.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GRIFFIN
  Fileni B.
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Griffin, Fileni B.3.3 
 2. Garri, Pall.Trento3.3 
 3. Warren, Nuovo N.3.0 
 4. Porta, Givova S.3.0 
 5. Lawal, Tezenis VE3.0 
 6. Spencer, LeGanber.2.8 
 7. Bell, Sigma Barcel.2.8 
 8. Ekperigin, FCM F.2.8 
 9. Mays, Givova S.2.8 
 10. James, FCM F.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE2.3 
 2. Mosley, Biancobl.2.0 
 3. George, Upea CdO1.3 
 4. Ekperigin, FCM F.1.3 
 5. Griffin, Fileni B.1.3 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.0 
 7. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.0 
 8. Fall, AcegasAps TR0.8 
 9. Borra, Giorgo T.0.8 
 10. Cuccarolo, C.de L.0.7 


Lega2 Round 4: Prima Veroli keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of Lega 2 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for eleventh-ranked Prima Veroli as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Prima Veroli defeated bottom-ranked Upea CdO in Capo d'Orlando 65-61. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Upea CdO won third quarter 20-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Prima Veroli won last quarter 17-14. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jimmy Hunter (197-77, college: Life, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. The other American import point guard Erving Walker (172-90, college: Florida) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Dominican center Otis George (205-82, college: Louisville) replied with 8 points and 14 rebounds for Upea CdO. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted Upea CdO still keeps top with four games lost. Upea CdO will play next round against Tezenis VE trying to get back on the winning streak. Prima Veroli will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked C.de Latte BRE in Brescia.
Undefeated Tuscany Pistoia (3-1) recorded its first loss in Bologna. Visitors were edged by top-ranked Biancoblu BO (4-0) 68-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Tuscany Pistoia. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Andrea Pecile (187-80) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and Donato Cutolo who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Biancoblu BO's coach Stefano Salieri allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side the former international power forward Giacomo Galanda (211-75) responded with 16 points and 5 assists. Biancoblu BO have a solid four-game winning streak. Despite that victory Biancoblu BO went down to second position due to points difference. Tuscany Pistoia at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with AcegasAps TR and Novipiu Casale. Biancoblu BO will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tuscany Pistoia will play at home against AcegasAps TR in Trieste and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 3rd ranked C.de Latte BRE in a game in Brescia versus Novipiu Casale (#5) 73-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of C.de Latte BRE. The winners were led by Rodney Green who scored that evening 23 points and 4 steals. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by David Brkic did not help to save the game for C.de Latte BRE. C.de Latte BRE's coach Alberto Martelossi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Novipiu Casale have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Giorgo Tesi PT and AcegasAps TR. Loser C.de Latte BRE dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Novipiu Casale will meet Fileni BPA Jesi (#7) on the road in the next round. C.de Latte BRE will play against Prima Veroli and hope to secure a win.
FCM Ferentino's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they outplayed much higher ranked LeGamberi Foods Forlž (2-2) 87-68. Laurence Ekperigin fired a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. FCM Ferentino (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place, which they share with Aget Service IM. LeGamberi Foods Forlž at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. FCM Ferentino's next round opponent will be higher ranked Sigma Barcellona (#11) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
The game in Trieste supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked Givova Scafati (2-2) played at the court of eighth ranked AcegasAps TR (3-1). AcegasAps TR did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 81-61 on Sunday. It was a very good performance for Ariel Filloy who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. AcegasAps TR's coach Eugenio Dalmasson used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AcegasAps TR moved-up to third place, which they share with Giorgo Tesi PT and Novipiu Casale. Loser Givova Scafati keeps the sixth position with two games lost. AcegasAps TR will face Tuscany Pistoia (#4) on the road in the next round. Givova Scafati will play against LeGamberi Foods Forlž in Forli and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 4 Fileni BPA Jesi beat Aget Service IM on the road 65-50. Tezenis VE won against Sigma Barcel. on its own court 75-71.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 30 points and 5 steals by Eric Griffin of Fileni BPA Jesi.


C.de Latte BRE - Novipiu Casale 63-73

An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 3rd ranked C.de Latte BRE in a game in Brescia versus Novipiu Casale (#5) 73-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of C.de Latte BRE. The winners were led by American swingman Rodney Green (195-88, college: La Salle) who scored