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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 2: Zadar - Crvena Zvezda 98-81
Oct. 3: Cedevita - Radnicki KG 86-68
Oct. 2: Union Olimpija - KK Split 82-73
Oct. 3: Partizan - Krka 79-60
Oct. 3: Szolnok - Cibona 75-71
Oct. 3: Igokea - Buducnost 70-61
Oct. 3: MZT Skopje - Siroki WWin 63-59

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 8: Krka - Zadar
Oct. 6: Cibona - Partizan
Oct. 7: Siroki WWin - Szolnok
Oct. 6: Buducnost - MZT Skopje
Oct. 8: Radnicki KG - Igokea
Oct. 6: KK Split - Cedevita
Oct. 7: Crvena Zvezda - Union Olimpija


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jaka BLAZIC
  Union O.
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Blazic, Union O.20.5 
 2. Mimica, KK Split19.0 
 3. Travis, Zadar18.5 
 4. Edwards, Igokea17.0 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena16.5 
 6. Popovic, Buducnost16.5 
 7. Wright, Cedevita15.5 
 8. Bost, Buducnost15.5 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split15.0 
 10. Planinic, Siroki15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bader, Szolnok11.0 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin10.5 
 3. Gordon, Partizan10.0 
 4. Cekovski, MZT S.8.5 
 5. Sobin, KK Split8.0 
 6. Gelabale, Cedevita8.0 
 7. Page, Union Olimpi.7.5 
 8. Musli, Partizan7.5 
 9. Travis, Zadar7.0 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Balazs SIMON
  Szolnok
  (187-PG-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Simon, Szolnok6.0 
 2. Mijajlovic, MZT S.6.0 
 3. Green, Cedevita6.0 
 4. Carter, Cibona5.0 
 5. Subotic, KK Split5.0 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea4.5 
 7. Thomas, Partizan4.5 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.4.0 
 9. Rannikko, Union O.3.5 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Cedevita
  (167-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Green, Cedevita2.5 
 2. Hammonds, Igokea2.5 
 3. Prepelic, Union O.2.0 
 4. Salin, Union Olimp.2.0 
 5. Travis, Zadar2.0 
 6. Kalve, Szolnok2.0 
 7. White, Radnicki KG2.0 
 8. Bunic, Buducnost2.0 
 9. Mimica, KK Split2.0 
 10. Joksimovic, Igok.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Musli, Partizan2.0 
 2. Kalve, Szolnok1.5 
 3. Ramljak, Zadar1.0 
 4. Vujcic, KK Split1.0 
 5. Bogdanovic, Parti.1.0 
 6. Krstovic, Radnicki.1.0 
 7. Hammonds, Igokea0.5 
 8. Krasic, Zadar0.5 
 9. Lalic, Krka0.5 
 10. Baynes, Union O.0.5 


Siroki WWin release Vedran Morovic - by Eurobasket News

Siroki WWin decided to split ways with Vedran Morovic (183-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Olney Central CC). The team released the guard. Vedran Morovic joined Siroki WWin at the start of the season. He appeared in one Adriatic League game. Vedran Morovic posted 4 points, 2 assists and 1.0 board in a loss to Igokea. Last season Vedran Morovic started in Ukraine. He played for Politekhnika-Halychyna. His stats read 11.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. The guard finished the season in Croatia with KK Zagreb. He notched 3.7 points in A1 League. Vedran Morovic also delivered 5.8 points and 2.8 assists per appearance in Adriatic League.


Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Adriatic League. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

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



Szolnok - Cibona 75-71
Cibona was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 21-13 charge of Szolnok, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Cibona outrebounded Szolnok 42-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. 32 personal fouls committed by Cibona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Brandon Gay (203-82, college: San Diego, agency: Edge Sports) supported him with 20 points and 4 assists. Even 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) did not help to save the game for Cibona. Swingman Pavle Marcinkovic (197-89) added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Four Cibona players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: B.Gay 20+1reb+4ast, M.Bader 18+14reb, E.Kalve 13+3reb+1ast, B.Simon 6+2reb+6ast, I.Nemeth 5+2reb+1ast, C.Watson 4+1reb+2ast
Cibona: D.Strawberry 15+7reb+5ast, P.Marcinkovic 14+9reb+1ast, A.Zizic 12+2reb+1ast, T.Carter 11+7reb+5ast, J.Hamilton 7+5reb, M.Jagodic Kuridza 5+4reb


gschID: 183638


Partizan - Krka 79-60
The game without a history. Partizan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Partizan outrebounded Krka 43-15 including a 27-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. Center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Torey Thomas (180-85, college: Holy Cross) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Forward Edo Muric (202-91) replied with 16 points and Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) added 12 points in the effort for Krka.
Top scorers:
Partizan: D.Musli 15+7reb+2ast, T.Thomas 14+3reb+3ast, L.Westermann 12+2reb+3ast, D.Bertans 8+3reb, D.Andusic 7+4reb+1ast, D.Gordon 6+10reb+2ast
Krka: E.Muric 16+3reb, J.Lalic 12+2reb, D.Lorbek 10+1reb, U.Lucic 7+2reb, M.Rojc 6, J.Golemac 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183639


Cedevita - Radnicki KG 86-68
The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. Radnicki KG managed to win third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Radnicki KG 32-21 including 20 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 24 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). French Mickael Gelabale (201-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. Australian Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) produced 18 points and American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) added 12 points and 4 steals respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: B.Wright 24+1reb, L.Babic 15+3reb, L.Andric 14+7reb+1ast, M.Gelabale 11+12reb+2ast, M.Green 8+1reb+5ast, M.Bazdaric 6+2reb+2ast
Radnicki KG: M.Worthington 18+2reb, T.White 12+2reb+3ast, D.Mijatovic 10+1reb, B.Krstovic 8+3reb+3ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 7+6reb, V.Dragojlovic 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183635


Igokea - Buducnost 70-61
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-14. But Buducnost won second period 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Buducnost was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points. Aleksa Popovic (201-87) produced 16 points and guard Vladimir Mihailovic (193-90) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Igokea: B.Jorovic 16+2reb+1ast, C.Edwards 15+7reb+1ast, M.Dozet 10+3reb+1ast, F.Adamovic 8+5reb+4ast, C.Hammonds 7+2reb+3ast, M.Komatina 6+4reb
Buducnost: A.Popovic 16+3reb+1ast, V.Mihailovic 14+5reb+1ast, C.Vitkovac 8+5reb+1ast, D.Bost 6+3reb, G.Lee 5+4reb+1ast, N.Ivanovic 4+3reb
gschID: 183636


MZT Skopje - Siroki WWin 63-59
The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 63-59. The best player for the winners was Serbian power forward Uros Nikolic (207-87) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Serbian point guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 11 points. MZT Skopje's coach Aleksandar Todorov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) produced 16 points and Croatian-Bosnian Ivan Ramljak (203-90) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: U.Nikolic 16+7reb, K.Nikolovski 11+4reb, I.Mijajlovic 11+2reb+3ast, C.Davis 7+4reb+1ast, B.Bakic 7+1reb+1ast, O.Stojanovski 6+1reb
Siroki WWin: M.Sutalo 16+4reb, D.Planinic 12+3reb, I.Ramljak 11+5reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 7+9reb, D.Persic 7+1reb, J.Bilinovac 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183637


Zadar - Crvena Zvezda 98-81
The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 98-81. KK Zadar made 32-of-40 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Zvezda only scored sixteen points from the stripe. It was a great shooting night for KK Zadar especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Zvezda was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was guard Goran Vrbanc (194-84) who scored 22 points. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. Guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) produced 23 points and American swingman Morris Almond (198-85, college: Rice) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Zadar: G.Vrbanc 22+3reb, R.Travis 19+5reb, B.Krasic 15+1reb, I.Batur 14+3reb, T.Prostran 8+1reb+1ast, J.Brkic 6+2reb
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 23+2reb+1ast, M.Almond 15+5reb+1ast, B.Savovic 15+4reb+1ast, D.Nelson 8+4reb+1ast, E.Brown 7+3reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 5+4reb
gschID: 183633


Union Olimpija - KK Split 82-73
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Split won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Union Olimpija made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Guard Jaka Blazic (196-90) scored 22 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Finnish point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists during the contest. Union Olimpija's coach Saso Filipovski used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Vedran Vukusic (206-82, college: Northwestern) scored 13 points.
Top scorers:
Union Olimpija: J.Blazic 22+3reb+4ast, K.Prepelic 17+1reb+1ast, T.Rannikko 13+4reb+5ast, A.Omic 9+3reb+1ast, D.Bubnic 8+4reb+1ast, A.Baynes 6+1reb
KK Split: J.Sobin 16+11reb+5ast, V.Vukusic 13+4reb+2ast, N.Vujcic 13+4reb, B.Markulin 7+1reb, I.Mimica 6+2reb+3ast, P.Marinelli 6+1reb



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  ARGENTINA   


Robert Hornsby is a newcomer at 9 de Julio - by Eurobasket News

9 de Julio Rio Tercero (LigaA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American power forward Robert Hornsby (201-82, college: Troy). Hornsby moved there from Atenas (LigaA). He averaged 11.0 points and 2.3 rebounds for Atenas this season. The last season he played for Tijuana Zonkeys (CIBACOPA). He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 17 CIBACOPA games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 4.6apg and 1.5spg. Hornsby helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-LNBP 2nd Team. He also played at Pioneros in Mexican league earlier that season. In 9 Liga Americas games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. Hornsby contributed to his team winning the title. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-Liga Americas 2nd Team. The other team he played that season for was Huracanes in Mexican LNBP. In 48 LNBP games he averaged impressive 16.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg. Hornsby contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com All-LNBP 2nd Team.
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Obras)
Hornsby attended Troy University until 2005 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Miguel Volcan takes over GECR Indalo - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia-Indalo received a new head coach. Miguel Volcan will be guiding the team from now on. The Uruguayan specialist spent the previous season in Brazil. He worked with Unitri/Universo in NBB. Previously Miguel Volcan worked with La Jaiba Barva de Tampico and Loros de Colima in Mexico. He also had stints with Club Atletico and Hebraica in Uruguay. Miguel Volcan has European experience in his resume. He guided Italian Forli, San Severo and Canicatti. Latinbasket.com named Miguel Volcan All-Uruguay LUB Coach of the Year in 2007. Miguel Volcan is meant to improve Gimnasia-Indalo performance as they are currently at 1-4 record in Liga A South Conference.


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  AUSTRIA   


ABL Transfer News - by Stefan Prager

The BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers signed two Americans to try- out contracts. Power Forward/Center Maurice Pearson (206-F/C-89, college: Georgetown, KY) is coming from Georgetown KY from the NAIA. He spent the most part of the preseason in Poland at Siarka Jezioro Tarnobrzeg but wasn't signed. In his last season in Georgetown Pearson put up 15.2ppg and 8.5rpg in 31 appearences for the Tigers. Second player on try- out is forward Cor-J Cox (195-F/G, college: Miss.Valley St.). The 6'5'' swingman spent the preseason at Albacomp in Hungry but wasn't signed. Cox played three seasons of NCAA Division 1 basketball at Mississippi Valley State University averaging 11.1ppg along with 6.7rpg in 34 games in his last season.

Meanwhile BC Zepter Vienna has parted ways with forward Shelton Colwell (202-C/F-80, college: Missouri St.). His physical condition was just not enough for the high practice intensity. So both the club and Colwell decided to go separate ways.



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Nesovic signs for OKK Beograd, Dimitrijevic extends contract, Murganic signs first professional contract - by Zoran Popovic

Aleksej Nesovic (189-PG-85, agency: Beo Basket) is new enforcement in Srdjan Jekovic crew. Nesovic is very experienced player and he signs one year contract deal with OKK Beograd, with lot of expectations of management of team. During the career Nesovic played for Crvenu Zvezdu, Ergonom Best, KK Zagreb, Hemofarm Vrac, Fuenlabrada, AEP Olimpias Patron, Prokom Trefl, Olimpija Ljubljana, Aliga Petkim, Buducnost Podgorica i Radnicki Kragujevac. Aleksej Nesovic is player of Bosnia and Herzegovina National team.

In the same time Milos Dimitrijevic (195-G-90) extends contract with OKK Beograd. Milos Dimitrijevic was born in July 24, 1990 in Beograd. Dimitrijevic passed all youth OKK Beograd teams and becomes member senior team from his junior season 2007.

First professional contract signs young Marko Murganic (193-F-94). Murganic was born January 29, 1994 in Belgrade and before OKK Beograd played for FMP and Partizan youth teams.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 2: Rudupis - Kedainiai 89-67
Oct. 2: Tln Kalev - Barons kvartals 75-77
Oct. 4: Jelgava - Tartu Ulikool
Oct. 4: Liepaja - Valga


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Arturas MILAKNIS
  Rudupis
  (195-G-86)
  Avg: 23
 1. Milaknis, Rudupis23.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis21.0 
 3. Bergmanis, Barons20.0 
 4. Metra, Barons k.19.0 
 5. Okoye, Tln Kalev18.0 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev17.0 
 7. Orelikas, Rudupis14.0 
 8. Vahter, Tln Kalev13.0 
 9. Kurg, Tln Kalev13.0 
 10. Janavicius, Rudup.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ike OKOYE
  Tln Kalev
  (206-F-)
  Avg: 13
 1. Okoye, Tln Kalev13.0 
 2. Valeika, Rudupis9.0 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.8.0 
 4. Bishop, Nevezis8.0 
 5. Vene, Rudupis7.0 
 6. Janavicius, Rudupis6.0 
 7. Rozitis, Barons k.6.0 
 8. Brunins, Barons k.6.0 
 9. Kurg, Tln Kalev6.0 
 10. Bergstedt, Nevez.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis6.0 
 2. Kadziulis, Rudupis6.0 
 3. Vahter, Tln Kalev4.0 
 4. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.0 
 5. Gulbis, Barons k.3.0 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis3.0 
 7. Ivanauskas, Rudup.2.0 
 8. Paiste, Tln Kalev2.0 
 9. Roos, Tln Kalev2.0 
 10. Labuckas, Rudupis2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Arnas LABUCKAS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Labuckas, Rudupis4.0 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.3.0 
 3. Bergmanis, Barons3.0 
 4. Janavicius, Rudupis3.0 
 5. Metra, Barons k.3.0 
 6. Kulevicius, Nevezis3.0 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev2.0 
 8. Jasikevicius, Neve.2.0 
 9. Epners, Barons k.1.0 
 10. Orelikas, Rudupis1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Nevezis
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Silinskis, Nevezis2.0 
 2. Zyle, Nevezis1.0 
 3. Vahter, Tln Kalev1.0 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.0 
 5. Janavicius, Rudupis0.0 
 6. Ivanauskas, Rudup.0.0 
 7. Gulbis, Barons k.0.0 
 8. Semaska, Nevezis0.0 
 9. Girdziunas, Nevezis0.0 
 10. Roos, Tln Kalev0.0 



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  BOSNIA   


Karlo Vragovic signs with Siroki WWin - by Nicky Vasic

Just few days after the club decided to part ways with Vedran Morovic, last years champions HKK Siroki WWin have found a replacement in Croatian guard Karlo Vragovic (192-G-89). Former KK Dubrava Zagreb, KK Cibona VIP Zagreb and KK Zadar man signed two-year contract. Last season Vragovic averaged 9,2 points and 2 assists for KK KK Zadar in Croatian A1 league.

He is expected to make his debut in ABA league on 7. October, against Hungarian side Szolnoki Olajbanyasz.



Igokea remains unbeaten, downs Buducnost - by Nicky Vasic

KK Igokea have beaten Montenegrin champions KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica in the second round of the Adriatic league with 70:61 (16:14, 17:18, 22:16, 18:13).

In a very even first period both teams had their good parts, but it was Igokea that led 16:14 after the first period. Guests from Podgorica started better in the second, opened up a five-point lead (26:21) but Igokea came back to lead 33:32 on halftime.

Igokea started better in the second half, and thanks to some great defense, opened up a 13 point lead (52:39) just two minutes before the end of the third quarter. KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica managed to score some important points to go into the last period trailing by 7 points (55-48).

In the last period of the game Igokea kept their lead and deservedly won the game to remain one of only 5 unbeaten teams this season.

KK Igokea: Branko Jorovic 16 points, Corsley Edwards 15 points and 7 rebounds
KK Buducnost: Aleksa Popovic 16 points, Vladimir Mihailovic 14 points and 5 rebounds



Siroki beaten in Skopje - by Nicky Vasic

HKK Siroki WWin have suffered yet another defeat in the ABA league. This time it was Macedonian team MZT Skopje that were better, beating our champions with 63:59.

Siroki played well in the first quarter, after which they led by 18:15, but then MZT took the game over and won the second period in a convincing fashion (22:13). This meant Siroki had to go 37:31 down on halftime.

MZT led during the whole second half, but Siroki upped their game to go into the last period of the game being only 3 points behind - 48:45

Home team managed to retain their lead, even tho Siroki came really close to upsetting the hosts.

Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: Uros Nikolic 16 points + 7 rebounds, Kiril Nikolovski 11 points + 4 rebounds, Igor Mijajlovic 11 points + 2 rebounds + 3 assists
HKK Siroki WWin: Marko Sutalo 16 points + 4 rebounds, Darko Planinic 12 points + 3 rebounds, Ivan Ramljak 11 points + 5 rebounds + 1
assist



Siroki WWin release Vedran Morovic - by Eurobasket News

Siroki WWin decided to split ways with Vedran Morovic (183-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Olney Central CC). The team released the guard. Vedran Morovic joined Siroki WWin at the start of the season. He appeared in one Adriatic League game. Vedran Morovic posted 4 points, 2 assists and 1.0 board in a loss to Igokea. Last season Vedran Morovic started in Ukraine. He played for Politekhnika-Halychyna. His stats read 11.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. The guard finished the season in Croatia with KK Zagreb. He notched 3.7 points in A1 League. Vedran Morovic also delivered 5.8 points and 2.8 assists per appearance in Adriatic League.


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  BRAZIL   

Standings - NLB

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 1: Flamengo - Botafogo 90-49
Sep. 28: Tijuca TC - Botafogo 86-64
Sep. 28: Riachuelo TC - Flamengo 39-134
Oct. 1: Tijuca TC - Riachuelo TC 103-66
Oct. 5: Botafogo - Riachuelo TC
Oct. 5: Flamengo - Tijuca TC



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  CANADA   


Jesse Young signs at Oshawa Power, ex BancaTercas - by Eurobasket News

Oshawa Power landed 32-year old former Canadian international center Jesse Young (207-80, college: George Mason). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Irish passport. Young has played for the last two years at BancaTercas in Italian Nazionale C. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. In 16 Nazionale C games (10-11 season) he averaged just 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg.
Young won FIBA EuroCup championship title in 2006.
He was a member of Canadian Senior National Team between 1999 and 2011. Young also represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) five years ago.
Young attended George Mason University until 2003 and actually missed last season. It will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)



Jesse Young signs at Oshawa Power, ex BancaTercas - by Eurobasket News

Oshawa Power landed 32-year old former Canadian international center Jesse Young (207-80, college: George Mason). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Irish passport. Young has played for the last two years at BancaTercas in Italian Nazionale C. He missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball. In 16 Nazionale C games (10-11 season) he averaged just 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg.
Young won FIBA EuroCup championship title in 2006.
He was a member of Canadian Senior National Team between 1999 and 2011. Young also represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) five years ago.
He has played also professionally in .
Young attended George Mason University until 2003 and actually missed last season. It will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)



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  CROATIA   


Krizevci signs Patrick Rembert - by Dajana Karl

Earlier today, Prigorje Financije Krizevci signed American Patrick Rembert (185-PG-89, college: Cal-Irvine). This 23-year-old point guard spent his last season as a rookie with Slovenian KK Tajfun Sentjur averaging 12.2 points and 2.2 rebounds.
Rembert went to US Irvine. His senior year he was averaging 12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.1 blocks and 0.9 steals in all of 32 games playing the average of 33.1 minute.

Rembert already had a chance to show off his skills playing with Krizevci last week at the tournament in Koper, Slovenia. In the game against Vujic Metalac Valjevo he had 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, while in the final game against UKK Koper he scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists.




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: NH Ostrava - BK Prostejov 89-72
Oct. 3: Levice - B&W Opava 86-76
Oct. 3: USK Praha - BC Kolin 80-75
Oct. 3: J.Hradec - Chomutov 79-53
Oct. 3: Usti n/Labem - BK Pardubice 74-76
Oct. 3: CEZ Nymburk - Svitavy 106-70

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Svitavy - B&W Opava
Oct. 6: BK Pardubice - BK Decin
Oct. 6: BK Prostejov - Usti n/Labem
Oct. 6: Chomutov - NH Ostrava
Oct. 6: BC Kolin - J.Hradec
Oct. 6: CEZ Nymburk - USK Praha


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Michael DELOACH
  Svitavy
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 24
 1. Deloach, Svitavy24.0 
 2. Meno, USK Praha23.0 
 3. Reese, Usti n.22.0 
 4. Field, BC Kolin21.0 
 5. Zabas, BK Pardubi.20.0 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava19.0 
 7. Mares, USK Praha18.0 
 8. Sokolovsky, CEZ N.17.0 
 9. Machac, BC Kolin14.0 
 10. Venta, BK Proste.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brad REESE
  Usti n.
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Reese, Usti n.13.0 
 2. Meno, USK Praha11.0 
 3. Tyrna, Usti n.9.0 
 4. Benda, CEZ Nymburk9.0 
 5. Hruby, Usti n.8.0 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.8.0 
 7. Mroz, Svitavy7.0 
 8. Necas, CEZ Nymburk7.0 
 9. Pospisil, BK Pardu.7.0 
 10. Muirhead, BK Pard.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  CEZ N.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Pavkovic, CEZ N.11.0 
 2. Venta, BK Prostej.7.0 
 3. Festr, USK Praha6.0 
 4. Jurecka, NH Ostra.4.0 
 5. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.0 
 6. Tyrna, Usti n.3.0 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy3.0 
 8. Slunecko, Usti n.3.0 
 9. Reese, Usti n.3.0 
 10. Muirhead, BK Pard.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antonin PISTECKY
  Usti n.
  (195-F-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pistecky, Usti n.4.0 
 2. Mares, USK Praha4.0 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.0 
 4. Venta, BK Prostej.3.0 
 5. Jurecka, NH Ostra.2.0 
 6. Moravec, Svitavy2.0 
 7. Muirhead, BK Pardu.2.0 
 8. Coleman, CEZ N.2.0 
 9. Necas, CEZ Nymburk2.0 
 10. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Votroubek, USK P.3.0 
 2. Nelson, BK Pardu.2.0 
 3. Houska, CEZ N.2.0 
 4. Milos, Svitavy1.0 
 5. Naymick, CEZ N.1.0 
 6. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 7. Necas, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 8. Field, BC Kolin1.0 
 9. Pospisil, BK Pardu.1.0 
 10. Meno, USK Praha1.0 


NBL starts in Czech Republic! - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL just started.

Levice - B&W Opava 86-76

NH Ostrava - BK Prostejov 89-72

NH Ostrava outrebounded BK Prostejov 41-30 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) accounted for 12 points and 7 rebounds. NH Ostrava's coach Dusan Medvecky allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Slovenian point guard Matej Venta (188-84) came up with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and swingman Jaromir Bohacik (197-92) added 14 points respectively for BK Prostejov in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 19+5reb+2ast, A.Ciz 13+3reb, J.Greene 13+6reb+1ast, R.Ames 12+7reb+2ast, J.Stehlik 9+2reb+2ast, F.Zbranek 8+3reb+1ast
BK Prostejov: M.Venta 14+8reb+7ast, A.Dufault 14+3reb, J.Bohacik 14+3reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 12+5reb, O.Kohout 5+2reb, R.Marko 5+1reb+1ast


gschID: 182934


Usti n/Labem - BK Pardubice 74-76

The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 2 points. Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and power forward Jaroslav Tyrna (207-86, college: New Orleans) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories.


Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: E.Zabas 20+5reb+1ast, S.Faifr 13, C.Muirhead 12+7reb+2ast, T.Nelson 8+6reb+2ast, Z.Pospisil 7+7reb+2ast, J.Prihonsky 5+2reb+1ast
Usti n/Labem: B.Reese 22+13reb+3ast, A.Nolen 12+3reb+2ast, J.Tyrna 11+9reb+3ast, J.Krakovic 10+6reb, A.Pistecky 8+3reb+2ast, T.Hruby 6+8reb


gschID: 182935


CEZ Nymburk - Svitavy 106-70

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 106-70. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 40. They outrebounded Basketbal Svitavy 50-24 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. CEZ Nymburk looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Basketbal Svitavy's players. The former international guard Ladislav Sokolovsky (200-77) stepped up and scored 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Petr Benda (203-82, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) responded with 24 points and 4 steals and Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds.


Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Sokolovsky 17+6reb+2ast, P.Benda 14+9reb+1ast, V.Hruban 12+3reb, P.Houska 9+3reb+1ast, M.Taylor 8+2reb+1ast, A.Naymick 8+7reb+2ast
Svitavy: M.Deloach 24+4reb+3ast, P.Mroz 13+7reb+2ast, P.Milos 12+3reb, L.Moravec 6+2ast, P.Harcar 6+2reb+1ast, J.Sedlak 4+2reb


gschID: 182931


USK Praha - BC Kolin 80-75

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Kolin won fourth quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson, agency: Two Points) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Michal Mares (192-92) chipped in 18 points and 4 steals. American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and forward David Machac (205-80) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four BC Kolin players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. USK Praha keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: B.Meno 23+11reb+2ast, M.Mares 18+2reb+2ast, S.Votroubek 12+4reb, L.Festr 8+2reb+6ast, V.Cvek 6+6reb, M.Sotnar 5+1reb+2ast
BC Kolin: R.Field 21+6reb+1ast, D.Machac 14+6reb, D.Bolds 12+3reb+2ast, J.Gonzalez 10+5reb+3ast, D.Radulovic 9+5reb+2ast, J.Jelinek 4+3reb
gschID: 182932


J.Hradec - Chomutov 79-53
gschID: 182933



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  D-LEAGUE   


Over 100 Former D-League Players in NBA Training Camps - by Surujh Roopnarine

After 11 years of history the number of players with ties to the NBA Development League has grown and grown and grown. As such, the players with D-League ties who are also potential NBA players has grown dramatically. This year there are 123 players with NBA Development League experience featured on 2012-13 NBA training camp rosters, including 52 who spent time in the NBA D-League last season. A mixture of former NBA draft picks, Assignees, call-ups, NBA and D-League veterans make up the mix of players vying for a shot at an NBA opening night roster spot.
The Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwovles, Toronto Raptors and Utah Jazz each have six players with NBA D-League experience on their respective training camp rosters, while an additional five teams each have five former NBA D-League players on their training camp squads.
Following is the list of former NBA D-League players on 2012-13 NBA training camp rosters:

PLAYER NBA TEAM
Jeff Adrien (6'7''-F-86, agency: Alti Sport, college: Connecticut), Charlotte
Johnson, Ivan Atlanta
Ahearn, Blake Indiana
Johnson, James Sacramento
Akognon, Josh Dallas
Jones, Dahntay Dallas
Aldrich, Cole Oklahoma City
Jones, Dominique Dallas
Amundson, Lou Minnesota
Jordan, Jerome Memphis
Anderson, Alan Toronto
Joseph, Cory San Antonio
Anderson, James Atlanta
Kennedy, D.J. Memphis
Anthony, Joel Miami
Koufos, Kosta Denver
Azubuike, Kelenna Cleveland
Kurz, Robert Boston
Babbitt, Luke Portland
Lee, Malcolm Minnesota
Barea, Jose Minnesota
Leslie, Travis L.A. Clippers
Barnes, Matt L.A. Clippers
Lin, Jeremy Houston
Barron, Earl Washington
Livingston, Shaun Houston
Bass, Brandon Boston
Lucas, John Toronto
Beaubois, Rodrigue Dallas
Mahinmi, Ian Indiana
Benson, Keith Atlanta
Martin, Cartier Washington
Blatche, Andray Brooklyn
Mays, James Brooklyn
Bledsoe, Eric L.A. Clippers
McNeal, Jerel Toronto
Bradley, Avery Boston
McRoberts, Josh Orlando
Brooks, Aaron Sacramento
Miles, CJ Cleveland
Brown, Shannon Phoenix
Mills, Patty San Antonio
Butch, Brian Utah
Morris, Darius L.A. Lakers
Bynum, Will Detroit
Morris, Marcus Houston
Johnson, Carldell Atlanta
Mullens, Byron Charlotte
Carroll, DeMarre Utah
N'Diaye, Hamady Sacramento
Carroll, Matt Charlotte
Neal, Gary San Antonio
Clark, Earl L.A. Lakers
Nevill, Luke Indiana
Conroy, Will Minnesota
Novak, Steve New York
Cook, Daequan Oklahoma City
Odom, Lamar L.A. Clippers
Cooksey, Vance Chicago
Patterson, Patrick Houston
Copeland, Chris New York
Pittman, Dexter Miami
Davis, Ed Toronto
Powell, Josh San Antonio
Dupree, Ronald Memphis
Samuels, Samardo Cleveland
Ebanks, Devin L.A. Lakers
Sanders, Larry Milwaukee
Evans, Jeremy Utah
Selby, Josh Memphis
Eyenga, Christian Orlando
Sessions, Ramon Charlotte
Famous, Jarrid Memphis
Sloan, Donald Cleveland
Flynn, Jonny Detroit
Smith, Greg Houston
Forbes, Gary Houston
Smith, Ish Orlando
Gaines, Sundiata Indiana
Smith, Jamar Boston
Gee, Alonzo Cleveland
Smith, Jason New Orleans
Gilder, Trey Utah
Stiemsma, Greg Minnesota
Gladness, Mickell Miami
Stone, Julyan Denver
Gortat, Marcin Phoenix
Tarver, Seth Minnesota
Goudelock, Andrew L.A. Lakers
Taylor, Jermaine Minnesota
Green, Danny San Antonio
Temple, Garrett Miami
Green, Gerald Indiana
Thabeet, Hasheem Oklahoma City
Haddadi, Hamed Memphis
Thomas, Lance New Orleans
Hamilton, Jordan Denver
Tinsley, Jamaal Utah
Hannah, Stefhon Golden State
Tolliver, Anthony Atlanta
Harangody, Luke Cleveland
Tucker, PJ Phoenix
Harris, Terrel Miami
Tyler, Jeremy Golden State
Hayes, Chuck Sacramento
Watson, CJ Brooklyn
Hayward, Lazar Oklahoma City
Webster, Martell Washington
Henry, Xavier New Orleans
White, James New York
Higgins, Cory Charlotte
Williams, Lou Atlanta
Hollins, Ryan L.A. Clippers
Williams, Reggie Charlotte
Honeycutt, Tyler Sacramento
Williams, Terrence Detroit
Ilyasova, Ersan Milwaukee
Wright, Chris Toronto
Jackson, Darnell Utah
Wright, Dorell Orlando
Jackson, Reggie Oklahoma City
Zeller, Luke Phoenix



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  EGYPT   


Al Hariry tournament - by Khaled El Saied

last night was a game between Lebanese Champville club and Jordanian club Science where the Lebanese champions defeated at the end of the game by 3 point ,the Science club did a very good hustle all the game playing hard defense and with a good 3 point shooting percentage almost 50% from the range made it very hard for the Champville to keep the game despite having a good American big man Garnette Thompson and Fady EL Khatib who had a foul trouble early at the first quarter.


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  EUROCHALLENGE   

Standings

EuroChallenge Standings
Group A
 1. Etha 0-0 
 2. Karsiyaka 0-0 
 3. Krka 0-0 
 4. Tofas 0-0 
Group B
 1. Kataja 0-0 
 2. Keravnos 0-0 
 3. Krasnie Krilya 0-0 
 4. Ploiesti 0-0 
Group C
 1. Norrkoping 0-0 
 2. Pyrinto 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Ventspils 0-0 
Group D
 1. Dijon 0-0 
 2. Gaz Metan 0-0 
 3. Khimik 0-0 
 4. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
Group E
 1. Aalstar 0-0 
 2. M.Hainaut 0-0 
 3. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 4. Pitesti 0-0 
Group F
 1. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Szolnok 0-0 
 4. Timisoara 0-0 
Group G
 1. Apollon 0-0 
 2. Gravelines 0-0 
 3. Nancy 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group H
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Armia 0-0 
 3. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 4. Telekom Baskets 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Nov. 6: Tofas - Karsiyaka
Nov. 6: Krka - Etha

B

Nov. 6: Kataja - Ploiesti
Nov. 7: Krasnie Krilya - Keravnos

C

Nov. 6: Sodertalje - Pyrinto
Nov. 6: Ventspils - Norrkoping

D

Nov. 6: Gaz Metan - Dijon
Nov. 6: Khimik - Tartu Ulikool

E

Nov. 6: Pitesti - Paris-Levallois
Nov. 6: M.Hainaut - Aalstar

F

Nov. 6: Timisoara - Kormend
Nov. 6: EWE Baskets - Szolnok

G

Nov. 6: Gravelines - Tsmoki-Minsk
Nov. 6: Apollon - Nancy

H

Nov. 6: Antwerp - Telekom Baskets
Nov. 7: Hapoel Holon - Armia



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: KTP - Kouvot 88-63
Oct. 3: Korihait - FoKoPo 87-58
Oct. 3: Namika Lahti - Kauhajoki 86-88
Oct. 3: Lapua - Pyrinto 79-93
Oct. 3: LrNMKY - Salon Vilpas 79-66

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 5: Pyrinto - KTP
Oct. 6: FoKoPo - LrNMKY
Oct. 6: Salon Vilpas - Lapua
Oct. 6: Kouvot - Namika Lahti
Oct. 7: Kauhajoki - Nilan Bisons
Oct. 8: Kataja - Korihait


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Greg LOGINS
  LrNM.
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 25
 1. Logins, LrNM.25.0 
 2. Jalonen, Korihait25.0 
 3. Holloway, Namika L.25.0 
 4. Bullock, Kauhajoki23.0 
 5. Ulmer, Pyrinto21.0 
 6. Clavell, Kouvot21.0 
 7. Barrett, KTP20.0 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto19.0 
 9. Commons, Lapua19.0 
 10. Gibson, LrNM.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  Salon Vilpas
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Atupem, Salon Vilp.11.0 
 2. Taft, Korihait10.0 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto10.0 
 4. Barnies, Salon Vil.10.0 
 5. Molenius, FoKoPo10.0 
 6. Tolbert, Lapua9.0 
 7. Clavell, Kouvot9.0 
 8. Logins, LrNM.9.0 
 9. Giles, KTP9.0 
 10. Herbert, Korihait8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 10
 1. Williams, Pyrinto10.0 
 2. Holloway, Namika L.7.0 
 3. Holmes, Lapua6.0 
 4. Conley, LrNM.6.0 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo6.0 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.5.0 
 7. Kopio, Korihait5.0 
 8. Watson, Kauhajoki5.0 
 9. Barrett, KTP4.0 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNM.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gibson, LrNM.4.0 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto3.0 
 3. Rainamaa, Korihait3.0 
 4. Barrett, KTP3.0 
 5. Lehtinen, Salon V.2.0 
 6. Malinen, Korihait2.0 
 7. Dyer, Korihait2.0 
 8. Sarcevic, KTP2.0 
 9. Conley, LrNM.2.0 
 10. Seppala, Kouvot2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris COMMONS
  Lapua
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Commons, Lapua3.0 
 2. Taft, Korihait3.0 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto2.0 
 4. Giles, KTP2.0 
 5. Lowe, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. Nikkila, Pyrinto1.0 
 7. Thornton, FoKoPo1.0 
 8. Johnson, Namika L.1.0 
 9. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.0 
 10. Logins, LrNM.1.0 


Korisliiga opens doors to 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Korisliiga just started.

Lapua - Pyrinto 79-93

It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Tampereen Pyrinto's pressure prevailed and they won that period 24-17 extending their advantage to 14 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Lapuan Korikobrat's 34 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach Ville Tuominen used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international Samuel Haanpaa (203-86) responded with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Chris Commons (206-84, college: USC Aiken) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds.

Top scorers:
Pyrinto: L.Ulmer 21+7reb, D.Williams 19+10reb+10ast, K.Lowe 14+4reb, A.Lehto 13+4reb+2ast, C.Lindbom 11+4reb+1ast, A.Nikkila 6+5reb+1ast
Lapua: C.Commons 19+6reb+2ast, S.Haanpaa 18+6reb+4ast, A.Huuskonen 12+6reb+1ast, B.Holmes 12+1reb+6ast, D.Tolbert 10+9reb, J.Turja 8+1ast


gschID: 194511


Korihait - FoKoPo 87-58

The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-58. UU-Korihait dominated on the defensive end, holding Forssan Koripojat to just 6 points in fourth quarter. UU-Korihait forced 19 Forssan Koripojat turnovers. Point guard Mikko Jalonen (186-82) fired 25 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Chris Taft (208-85, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Sami Ikavalko (188-89) produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Andrais Thornton (203-85, college: NW Missouri St.) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five UU-Korihait and four Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures.

Top scorers:
Korihait: M.Jalonen 25+3reb+4ast, D.Horton 15+2reb+2ast, M.Herbert 14+8reb, C.Taft 14+10reb+2ast, P.Rainamaa 12+7reb, N.Malinen 7+3reb
FoKoPo: A.Thornton 16+5reb, S.Ikavalko 15+6reb+6ast, J.Pehkonen 12+3reb, M.Molenius 10+10reb, O.Kaunomaki 3+2reb, J.Helenius 2+2reb


gschID: 194512


KTP - Kouvot 88-63

KTP-Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. KTP-Basket forced 19 Kouvot turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Kouvot helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Limelight Hoops) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). American forward Devonne Giles (203-83, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four KTP-Basket players scored in double figures. Puerto Rican forward Gilberto Clavell (201-89, college: Sam Houston St., agency: KMG Sports Management) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Kouvot.


Top scorers:
KTP: S.Barrett 20+8reb+4ast, M.Dobras 13+5reb+1ast, D.Giles 12+9reb+1ast, A.Williams 11+3reb, M.Pounds 9+3reb+2ast, B.Sarcevic 9+1reb+2ast
Kouvot: G.Clavell 21+9reb+1ast, A.Nikkarinen 14+1reb+4ast, C.Hester 11+3reb+1ast, V.Taylor 5+2reb, A.Perttu 4+3reb, S.Vanttaja 3+5reb


gschID: 194513


Namika Lahti - Kauhajoki 86-88

Namika Lahti was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 21-17 charge of Kauhajoen Karhu, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: Pro One Sports) nailed 23 points for the winning side and guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan) accounted for 18 points and 5 assists. Guard Emmanuel Holloway (183-86, college: Illinois St.) came up with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and power forward Louis Johnson (206-86, college: W.Illinois, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Namika Lahti in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: J.Bullock 23+3reb+2ast, G.Watson 18+1reb+5ast, J.Eskola 14+2reb+1ast, E.Skamo 13+6reb, H.Hirvikoski 10+2reb, I.Vuori 8+8reb+4ast
Namika Lahti: E.Holloway 25+5reb+7ast, L.Johnson 17+8reb+2ast, C.Latimer 15+5reb, J.Hasquet 11+6reb, R.Suonio 9+1reb+2ast, A.Alanen 9+1reb


gschID: 194514


LrNMKY - Salon Vilpas 79-66


The hosts trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 49-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Greg Logins (200-88, college: Canisius) stepped up and scored 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Conley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four LrNMKY players scored in double figures. LrNMKY's coach Lassi Tuovi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Eero Lehtinen (193-85) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Shawn Atupem (200-89, college: Mt.St.Mary's) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Top scorers:
LrNMKY: G.Logins 25+9reb+1ast, M.Gibson 18+3reb+5ast, J.Conley 16+8reb+6ast, T.Viertola 10+1reb+2ast, C.Jones 4+7reb, A.Kankaanpaa 4
Salon Vilpas: E.Lehtinen 16+8reb+2ast, S.Atupem 11+11reb, A.Vaenerberg 10+3reb+1ast, M.Hall 8+2reb+2ast, T.Barnies 7+10reb, V.Laine 6


gschID: 194510



KORISLIIGA: The new season got started - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Round 1: Five contests tonight, when the season 2012-13 got started. No big upsets, though. The closest contest in Lahti, where local YMCA lost finally by two vs visitor Karhu (Kauhajoki): 86-88 (50-41). The opening bucket of this game and the season: Emmanuel Holloway (183-G-86, college: Illinois St.) (YMCA Lahti), time four (4) seconds! KTP (Kotka) defeated Kouvot (Kouvola) 88-63 (48-39) in front of the largest crowd 1164 spectators. UU-Korihait crushed newcomer FoKoPo (Forssa) 87-58 (39-38). FoKoPo had only one American player on the roster. Another newcomer Korikobrat (Lapua) had a good fight vs Pyrinto (Tampere). Pyrinto won however 79-93 (45-47). Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) had at once a triple-double: 19pts/10rbs/10a! And YMCA Lappeenranta won over Vilpas (Salo) 79-64 (30-43) thanks to the third quarter: 30-6!
YMCA Lahti - Kauhajoki 86-88 (50-41). (Lahti: Emmanuel Holloway 25/7a, Louis Johnson 17, Cedric Latimer 15 - Kauhajoki: J'Nathan Bullock 23, Giordan Watson 18/5a, Jussi Eskola 14. A: 834).
KTP - Kouvot 88-63 (48-39). (Kotka: Sefton Barrett 20/8, Milos Dobras 13, Devonne Giles 12/9 - Kouvola: Gilberto Clavell 21/9, Antto Nikkarinen 14, Chris Hester 11. A: 1164).
Korihait - FoKoPo 87-58 (39-38). (UU-Korihait: Mikko Jalonen 25, Daniel Horton 15, Chris Taft 14/10 - Forssa: Andrais Thornton 16, Sami Ikavalko 15/6a, Julius Pehkonen 12).

Lapua - Pyrinto 79-93 (45-47). (Lapua: Chris Commons 19, Samuel Haanpaa 18, Aleksi Huuskonen 12 - Tampere: LaMonte Ulmer 21, Damon Williams 19/10/10, Kenneth Lowe 14. A: 582).
YMCA Lappeenranta - Vilpas 79-64 (30-43). (YMCA LPR: Greg Logins 25/9, Matt Gibson 18/5a, Jason Conley 16/6a - Salo: Eero Lehtinen 14, Shawn Atupem 11/11, Alex Vaenerberg 10. A: 553).



Greg Logins blogging - by Greg Logins

Hello Finland and Eurobasket Fans..... My name is Greg Logins and I play for LrNMKY in Finland. I am from a small town in New York called Sodus, which is known to be on the country side of New York. Although it is a small town, i am happy to be one of the residents to play professional internationally and represent for all of the people back home. This is my 2nd season as a professional after attending Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Last year coming out of college i played in Mexico in the LNBP league with the Zacatecas Barreteros and then after that i went to Tangier, Morocco and finished off the year with RST-Tanger. It was an interesting year playing for two different teams, but i am happy to say that i am finally on a roster in Europe. I was anxious to get over here to play this season. I was sitting home working out and staying ready for the call at any moment.. I was getting interest from several teams, but not yet was there a contract to come forth that i wanted to take at that moment. All I could do is just stay patient, and wait for the right moment which me and my agent discussed weekly.. The saying "patience is a virtue" is something to live for. I stayed patient, worked out hard each day and now the opportunity has came forth and i am on the LrNMKY roster. I signed a contract on September 17 and was on the plane the next morning to arrive to Finland. I was so excited and ready. I already had everything pack, because i had a gut feeling that at any point, it was my turn to head to Europe On my journey to Finland, i was just so excited and ready to help out with the team to what ever they need me to do. My mission was to come in and do whatever it takes to help win.. So Far after being in Finland for a few weeks now, i can say that Lappeeranta is a great little city. Its not to small or to big, i think that it is a perfect fit for me. Although everyone keep telling me about these horrible winters and the dark nights, i am prepared. i am from upstate New York, we get the snow bad. But as for the days getting shorter in terms of the light, i will deal with it... Just more time to bond with my teammates and get better in the gym. Overall, so far everything is great here in Finland. I am so excited to be apart of the LrNMKY family. Tonight (October 3rd) was the opening games of the Korisliga league in Finland and we Got our first win against Salon Vilpas.. #gonamika. Thats all for now folks. Until next time have a great day..


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Kozuv part ways with three players - by Eurobasket News

Kovuz released three players from the roster. They parted ways with Petar Apcev (199-F-89, agency: Global Sports Plaza), Dejan Vegov (205-F/C-83, college: Blinn JC) and Petre Cvetkov.
Petar Apcev joined the team midway through the last season. He notched 3.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game in Superleague. Previously the forward played for Bitola and Bupa Luxol.
Dejan Vegov posted 8.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game last season. The centre previously had stints with Strumica, Skopje, Ohrid, Feni Indistrija and Rabotnicki.
Petre Cvetkov moved to Kozuv late in the previous season. He averaged 5.4 points and 2.0 assists per game in five appearances. Previously the guard played for Strumica.



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: ALBA - Art.Dragons 94-62
Oct. 3: NY Phantoms - Ratiopharm 91-92
Oct. 3: Brose Baskets - Bremerhaven 85-68
Oct. 3: Telekom Baskets - MBC 83-76
Oct. 3: Neckar L'burg - Fraport SKY 74-56
Oct. 3: Phoenix Hagen - LTi 46ers 68-73
Oct. 3: s.Oliver Baskets - Bayreuth 67-73
Oct. 3: Walter Tigers - TBB Trier 66-77
Oct. 3: B.Muenchen - EWE Baskets 61-80

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Ratiopharm - Neckar L'burg
Oct. 6: MBC - Phoenix Hagen
Oct. 6: Bayreuth - Walter Tigers
Oct. 6: Art.Dragons - Fraport SKY
Oct. 6: EWE Baskets - Brose Baskets
Oct. 6: TBB Trier - NY Phantoms
Oct. 6: LTi 46ers - B.Muenchen
Oct. 7: Bremerhaven - s.Oliver Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Ryan BROOKS
  LTi 46ers
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 25
 1. Brooks, LTi 46ers25.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm23.0 
 3. Zirbes, Brose B.22.0 
 4. Young, Walter T.22.0 
 5. Mitchell, NY Phant.21.0 
 6. Gordon, Phoenix20.0 
 7. Weems, Telekom20.0 
 8. Wachalski, MBC20.0 
 9. Taylor, Neckar L.20.0 
 10. Bailey, Bayreuth19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Benjamin ORTNER
  LTi 46ers
  (206-F/C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Ortner, LTi 46ers15.0 
 2. Gordon, Phoenix12.0 
 3. Theis, Ratiopharm10.0 
 4. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.0 
 5. Lodwick, Phoenix9.0 
 6. Mittmann, NY Phan.9.0 
 7. Burrell, EWE B.8.0 
 8. Seiferth, TBB Trier8.0 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.8.0 
 10. Ford, Brose Bask.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dijuan HARRIS
  LTi 46ers
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Harris, LTi 46ers9.0 
 2. Joyce, EWE Baskets9.0 
 3. Jordan, Telekom8.0 
 4. Howell, TBB Trier7.0 
 5. Schaffartzik, ALBA6.0 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.5.0 
 7. Gavel, Brose B.5.0 
 8. Jacobsen, Brose B.5.0 
 9. Davis, NY Phantoms4.0 
 10. Young, Walter T.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Robertson, Fraport5.0 
 2. Bernard, Neckar L.4.0 
 3. Mitchell, NY Phant.3.0 
 4. Zwiener, Bremerha.3.0 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.3.0 
 6. King, s.Oliver.3.0 
 7. Harris, LTi 46ers2.0 
 8. Morley, ALBA2.0 
 9. Baxter, LTi 46ers2.0 
 10. Prowell, LTi 46ers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jared HOMAN
  B.Muenchen
  (206-C-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Homan, B.Muenchen4.0 
 2. Ortner, LTi 46ers4.0 
 3. Turek, Neckar L.3.0 
 4. Zirbes, Brose B.3.0 
 5. Bryant, Ratiopharm3.0 
 6. Roberts, B.Mue.3.0 
 7. Nachbar, Brose B.2.0 
 8. Schneiders, NY Pha.2.0 
 9. Pantelic, MBC2.0 
 10. Neumann, Brose B.2.0 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: Cuxhaven - Chemnitz 99-65
Oct. 3: Jena - Karlsruhe 98-87
Oct. 3: Kirchheim - NBC 95-94
Oct. 3: Crailsheim - Duesseldorf 94-81
Oct. 3: ETB Wohnbau - Goettingen 80-86
Oct. 3: Finke Baskets - Gotha 76-74
Oct. 3: Leipzig - Ehingen 67-77

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 6: Chemnitz - Kirchheim
Oct. 6: Finke Baskets - Cuxhaven
Oct. 6: Duesseldorf - Leipzig
Oct. 6: Heidelberg - Crailsheim
Oct. 6: Goettingen - Vechta
Oct. 6: Karlsruhe - ETB Wohnbau
Oct. 6: NBC - Jena
Oct. 6: Gotha - Ehingen


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 24
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau24.0 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven24.0 
 3. Thompson, NBC22.5 
 4. Brazelton, NBC22.5 
 5. Simon, Leipzig19.0 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen18.5 
 7. Harbut, ETB W.18.5 
 8. Chavis, NBC18.0 
 9. Anderson, Ehingen17.5 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  NBC
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Thompson, NBC14.0 
 2. Gadley, Leipzig11.0 
 3. Unterluggaue., Ehi.10.5 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau10.0 
 5. Jones, Chemnitz8.5 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.5 
 7. Grimaldi, Goetting.7.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven7.0 
 9. Henley, ETB W.6.5 
 10. Obiango, Chemnitz6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tyrone BRAZELTON
  NBC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Brazelton, NBC8.0 
 2. Cook, ETB Wohnbau6.0 
 3. Bynum, Chemnitz6.0 
 4. Grimaldi, Goetting.5.5 
 5. Matthews, Ehingen5.0 
 6. Phillips, Goetting.4.0 
 7. Pratt, Cuxhaven3.5 
 8. Schaffartzik, Leip.3.0 
 9. Stachula, Chemnitz3.0 
 10. Buljevic, ETB W.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  Cuxhaven
  (195-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pratt, Cuxhaven3.0 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven3.0 
 3. Brooks, Kirchheim3.0 
 4. Bynum, Chemnitz2.5 
 5. Adler, NBC2.0 
 6. Grimaldi, Goetting.2.0 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen2.0 
 8. Thompson, NBC1.5 
 9. Adeberg, Kirchheim1.5 
 10. Rockmann, Cuxhav.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan DE MICHAEL
  NBC
  (205-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. De Michael, NBC2.0 
 2. Smallwood, Kirchhe.2.0 
 3. Thompson, NBC1.5 
 4. Gadley, Leipzig1.5 
 5. Adler, NBC1.0 
 6. Fabrizius, NBC0.5 
 7. Obiango, Chemnitz0.5 
 8. Phillips, Goetting.0.5 
 9. Cardenas, Chemnitz0.5 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven0.5 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 1

North

Oct. 3: BSW Sixers - Recklinghausen 98-69
Oct. 3: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Wulfen 80-68
Oct. 3: Oldenburg - Rist Wedel 65-73
Oct. 3: Dorsten - SU Medien 65-72
Oct. 3: Stahnsdorf - Schwelm 55-84
Oct. 3: Herten Lions - Hannover 106-90

South

Oct. 3: Licher Baeren - Bayer Giants 96-88
Oct. 3: Langen - Dresden 96-67
Oct. 3: Dragons - Noerdlingen 91-54
Oct. 3: Leitershofen - TSV Troester 73-66
Oct. 3: Konstanz - Weissenhorn 70-76
Oct. 3: Fraport SKY II - Hanau 70-72

Regular Season: Round 2

North

Oct. 6: Rist Wedel - BSW Sixers
Oct. 6: Recklinghausen - Stahnsdorf
Oct. 6: Schwelm - Dorsten
Oct. 6: SU Medien - MTV Wolfenbuettel
Oct. 6: Wulfen - Herten Lions
Oct. 6: Hannover - Oldenburg

South

Oct. 6: Dresden - Konstanz
Oct. 6: Hanau - Langen
Oct. 6: Noerdlingen - Licher Baeren
Oct. 7: Bayer Giants - Fraport SKY II
Oct. 7: TSV Troester - Dragons
Oct. 7: Weissenhorn - Leitershofen


BBL opens doors for 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in BBL just started.

NY Phantoms - Ratiopharm 91-92

ratiopharm Ulm made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. New Yorker Phantoms were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). International Daniel Theis (203-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. American guard Casey Mitchell (193-88, college: W.Virginia) answered with 21 points and Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for New Yorker Phantoms.


Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: C.Mitchell 21+2reb+1ast, J.Davis 12+2reb+4ast, H.NaNa 10+6reb+4ast, D.Schroeder 9+5reb+3ast, N.Mittmann 9+9reb+1ast, I.McElroy 8+4reb+2ast
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 23+10reb+3ast, D.Theis 18+10reb+1ast, P.Guenther 18+2reb+3ast, P.Schwethelm 14+2reb, A.Ray 11+4reb+3ast, S.Esterkamp 8+6reb+2ast


gschID: 183786


s.Oliver Baskets - Bayreuth 67-73

Oliver Baskets were trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-17 charge of BBC Bayreuth, which allowed them to win the game. BBC Bayreuth outrebounded s Oliver Baskets 33-22 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. s Oliver Baskets were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Jamaican point guard Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) fired 19 points for the winners. American forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. American power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) produced 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: J.Boone 17+2reb+1ast, A.King 10+1reb+2ast, D.Anderson 8+7reb+1ast, C.McNaughton 8+5reb+1ast, L.McIntosh 7+1reb+2ast, J.McKinney 6+2ast
Bayreuth: B.Bailey 19+4reb+3ast, J.Cain 15+6reb+1ast, B.Wyrick 13+3reb+1ast, S.Schmitz 10+5reb+2ast, J.Trapani 9+4reb+1ast, G.McGhee 3+5reb


gschID: 183787


Walter Tigers - TBB Trier 66-77

The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-66. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) fired 15 points for the winners. Swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four TBB Trier players scored in double figures. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Joshua Young (185-88, college: Drake, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: J.Young 22+7reb+4ast, V.Duggins 13+3reb+2ast, R.Redding 12+5reb+1ast, T.Nash 7+2reb, K.Frease 6+5reb+2ast, J.Lischka 4+4reb+3ast
TBB Trier: B.Stewart 15+4reb+3ast, B.Harper 15+5reb+2ast, N.Linhart 14+4reb+3ast, A.Seiferth 11+8reb+3ast, J.Howell 8+5reb+7ast, B.Doreth 4


gschID: 183788


Neckar L'burg - Fraport SKY 74-56

Deutsche Bank Skyliners was better in fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EnBW Ludwigsburg dominated on the defensive end, holding Deutsche Bank Skyliners to just 7 points in second quarter. EnBW Ludwigsburg had a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Kammron Taylor (188-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners (made all of his seven free throws). Power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach Steven Key used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) produced 16 points and 5 steals and swingman Dion Dowell (200-85, college: Houston) added 8 points respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: Q.Robertson 16+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 11+1reb, D.Dowell 8+3reb+3ast, Z.Peacock 7+2reb, L.Wright 5, K.Klein 4+3reb
Neckar L'burg: K.Taylor 20+5reb+2ast, L.Staiger 11+5reb+3ast, J.Turek 11+8reb+2ast, W.Bernard 8+2ast, M.Weber 7+1reb+2ast, D.Jackson 6+3reb+2ast


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B.Muenchen - EWE Baskets 61-80

The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-61. American point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) stepped up and scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Five EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 14 points and American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) scored 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.


Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: C.Troutman 14+4reb+2ast, T.Rice 9+2reb+4ast, J.Homan 9+8reb+1ast, D.Greene 8+1reb, B.Thomas 7+5reb, L.Roberts 5+4reb
EWE Baskets: R.Paulding 15+6reb+1ast, R.Burrell 13+8reb, D.Joyce 11+6reb+9ast, A.Chubb 10+6reb+1ast, R.Smeulders 10+6reb+1ast, M.Abdul-Hamid 9+1reb+3ast


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ALBA - Art.Dragons 94-62

ALBA Berlin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Artland Dragons' 36 and made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. ALBA Berlin forced 20 Artland Dragons turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Artland Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St.) fired 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points. Four ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) produced 12 points and naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky) added 13 points respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: S.Kerusch 13+2reb+1ast, M.Haynes 12+3reb+1ast, P.Popovic 11+3reb+1ast, J.Strasser 7+4reb+3ast, A.King 5+6reb, B.Taylor 5+5reb+1ast
ALBA: N.Djedovic 16+2reb+1ast, A.Miralles 14+2reb, D.Wood 13+3reb+4ast, D.Thompson 11+5reb, V.Avdalovic 10+2reb+3ast, Y.Idbihi 10+6reb+1ast


gschID: 183781


Telekom Baskets - MBC 83-76

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mitteldeutscher BC won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Kyle Weems (198-89, college: Missouri St.) fired 20 points for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) chipped in 10 points and 8 assists. Power forward Steve Wachalski (202-83) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.



Top scorers:
MBC: S.Wachalski 20+6reb, H.Vilhjalmsson 11+2ast, K.Beidler 11+7reb+1ast, M.Schwarz 9, D.Uskoski 7+6reb+1ast, C.Timberlake 6+2reb+2ast
Telekom Baskets: K.Weems 20+4reb+3ast, J.Jordan 10+4reb+8ast, P.Ewing Jr. 10+4reb+2ast, B.Veikalas 9+1reb+2ast, R.Vaden 8+3reb+1ast, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 7+5reb


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Phoenix Hagen - LTi 46ers 68-73

American guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) fired 25 points for the winners. Austrian power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St.) chipped in 9 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four LTi 46ers players scored in double figures. American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: L.Gordon 20+12reb+1ast, D.Bell 12+2reb+3ast, D.White 11+7reb+4ast, A.Lodwick 8+9reb+1ast, A.Hess 6+2reb, D.Gregory 5+5reb
LTi 46ers: R.Brooks 25+3reb, L.Prowell 16+7reb+1ast, D.Harris 13+9ast, J.Baxter 10+5reb+3ast, B.Ortner 9+15reb+2ast, J.Weiser 0
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Brose Baskets - Bremerhaven 85-68

The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Baskets had a 29-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. The former international center Maik Zirbes (208-90) nailed 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) came up with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Philip Zwiener (201-85) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in the defeat.


Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: S.Morrison 12+2reb, J.Stommes 11+1ast, P.Zwiener 11+4reb+4ast, S.Burrell 11+5reb+5ast, J.Burtschi 9+6reb+1ast, A.Harris 8+1reb+2ast
Brose Baskets: M.Zirbes 22+4reb+1ast, B.Nachbar 17+6reb+1ast, T.Gipson 14+5reb+3ast, S.Ford 11+8reb, C.Jacobsen 7+2reb+5ast, P.Neumann 6+2reb+2ast


gschID: 183780



Ekene Ibekwe Shins In First ACB Game With Crashing Dunks - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After playing his first five professional years in countries like Israel, France, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Germany, American/Nigerian Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (210-F-85, college: Maryland) has made the jump to the top basketball league in Europe ACB in Spain this season playing for Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC. Last season the product of Maryland (ACB) played in the Beko BBL for BBC Bayreuth (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 34 games: 11.6ppg, 5.6rpg, Blocks-3 (1.6bpg), FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 66.4%. This season he will be able to measure his talent against the top players in Europe and right away in the first game of the season had to match up against ex Beko BBL player Tony Gaffney (204-F-84, college: Massachusetts) of the Telekom Baskets. In the first game against Fiatc Joventut Badalona, the Athletic Ibekwe finished with 13 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes on 5/8 shooting. He had two crashing dunks that could easily end up on ESPNs top 10 plays. In his first dunk, he was fed a perfect ally-op pass from ex NBA player Qyntel Woods. Ibekwe soared so high that it almost seemed like he was going to land on the hoop. In his second pulverising stuff, he dunked over a Badalona player. Tony Gaffney also had a solid showing producing 11 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. Joventut won the game 89-73.


Can A New Name And Team Facelift Bring The Beko BBL Playoffs To The Neckar Riesen Ludwisgburg? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

For some Beko BBL teams like the Brose Baskets Bamberg or Alba Berlin, reaching the playoffs is as normal as Patrick Ewing jr getting asked daily about his famous dad Patrick Ewing, or New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady losing to close for comfort games in the past, but for the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg who used to go under the name of ENbW Ludwigsburg, the last time the Schwaben team was around during May in the Beko BBL playoffs, the New England Patriots had not experienced their two last minute Super Bowl loses to the New York Giants, Skyliner legend Pascal roller was just ending his sabbatical in Italy with Biela and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven forward Jacob Burtschi was just ending his NCAA career with Phoenix Hagen and still three years away from starting his professional basketball career with Phoenix Hagen. The last time that Ludwigsburg was in the Beko BBL playoffs was 2007 where they lost in the semi finals to Bamberg. From 2004-2007, the club reached the playoffs three times led by Jerry Green. After bringing back Jerry Green a second time in 2010, the team was unable to take the Green magic and transform it into playoff appearances missing them twice including on the last game day in 2011 finishing the season in ninth place. Now the team has a new name Neckar Riesen, no Jerry Green and a lot of new hope for the coming season with many new player components ready to attack an even more competitive Beko BBL. It is very tough to put behind a tough season when expectations are higher but at the end of the day it is a new season and with new players all that is out the window and a fresh start can help in so many ways. When you have tradition with a club it does rise because of outside factors such as what the management and fans may expect. But you have to find a way to stay together as a team and take each game one at a time, stressed BV Chemnitz guard John Bynum.

It has been a while since the wins for EnBW Ludwigsburg were as frequent as they have been for the Brose Baskets Bamberg in the last years. There was one season, where the team was winning, winning, winning and Who could forget the 2006-2007 EnBW Ludwigsburg Cinderella team that started the season on a seven game winning streak, winning the first 11 of 12 games and dominating the BBL the whole season until losing in the semi finals against The Brose Baskets Bamberg who would later win the BBL title. There was something so fresh with this team as team basketball had been taught by coach Silvano Propat and his players had learned it as quickly as first graders do their a,b,cs. However the last two seasons were a downgrade as the playoffs were missed. In the 2007-2008 season, the team reached the BBL cup final losing to The Artland Dragons, but management somehow had their differences with coach Silvano Poropat as he had to pack his bags and go. In 2008-2009, management brought in ex Bamberg player Rick Stafford as the team missed the playoffs again and were searching for an identity all season long, but never found one. After December 14th, 2008, the team would not win more than one game at a time before losing again. It was a very disappointing and weird season as the biggest highlights were the three B wins against Berlin, Bonn and Bamberg, and then the strange 1-0 win as The Giessen 46ers were unable to get to Ludwigsburg on time as they were stuck in traffic. It also marked the last professional season of all rounder and likeable American Brandon Woudstra who decided to hang up his sneakers and return back to the States to start a new life with his family. The 2009-2010 season marked a rebirth as a new arena was introduced, a new coach with Tolga Ongoren and many new Americans that would hopefully lead the club back to the playoffs. Many fans had to get used to watching basketball in a new state of the art arena as the club said goodbye to the old, but comfy Rundsporthalle that had been alive for 37 years. The goal last season could only be the playoffs as the club has a lot of pressure from their sponsor to perform in the new arena, but this important goal was missed as the team missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season finishing the season in 11th place with a record 17-17. In the last three seasons, the club had a dismal record of 48-54. Two years ago, the club started well last season winning seven of their first nine games including a six game winning streak, but then lost nine of 11 games. The team had the problem of being consistent and was unable to beat the big teams. Their two biggest wins of the season was against Oldenburg and BG Goettingen. The team was strong on paper, with players like Kyle Bailey, Michael King, Quadre Lollis, Kyle Visser, Michael Haynes, Domonic Jones and Richard Chaney, but coach Tolga Ongoren was unable to produce a chemistry on the court and something else was missing as well. "It seemed that winning wasnt as important to some guys as their selves. They definitely were talented enough for the playoffs, but they lost some games that they should of won", stressed ex Paderborn guard Steven Wright.

Last season despite having a talented roster, one can describe the season two ways. It was a catastrophe of a season and one where one could only shake their head in disbelief about how such a collection of players could only land in 16th place with a record of 10-24. The team was just too inconsistent and losing nine of ten games in the first half of the season didnt help much either. They also had the misfortune of losing five games with less than four points. With a new name, the club decided to make a huge facelift saying goodbye to nine players. When reading the list of guys like Alex Harris, John Bowler, Mark Dorris, Matt Howard (2 time NCAA finaklist with Butler), Jeff Greer or a Johannes Lischka, one has to ask the question how a team like this was battling to stay in the Beko BBL for months instead of hanging around the playoff door. Management has continued to give trust to American head coach Steven key who will remain as head coach. His way of keeping his team focused in the big games at the end of the season and not moving down gave him a lot of credit. Despite the new name, the club did experience a few negative things this past summer concerning Kurt Looby and Jerry Green. Looby left to play in Puerto Rico despite not getting the clearance from the German team. The team and Looby seem to have solved their differences, but the big man wont be returning. Recently, the club and Jerry Green parted ways. Green who had been a fan favorite in Ludwigsburg for years after bringing the team much success wasnt asked back on account of his fitness. Apparently Green still had a valid deal, but the court will solve this problem. Green had been practicing with PRO A team Kirchheim Knights.

With the team budget only reduced by 200,000, the club was still able to bring in an interesting core of players from Beko BBL players too newcomers in the Beko BBL.The club brought in five ex Beko BBL players and three newcomers. The most interesting signing has to be German national player Lucca Staiger who is hoping for his breakthrough. The club also brought back experienced Wayne Bernard who will be playing for this third Beko BBL team. Ivan Elliot remains in the Beko BBL who will bring much on court versatility. John Turek is also back after having played in Hagen a few years ago and has made a name for himself in the Dutch league. Max Weber enjoyed a strong individual season in Goettingen and could play a big role for the team with his hustle play on the court. The three newcomers are Kammron Taylor (188-G-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin), David Weaver and Darryl Jackson. Taylor will take the role of Jerry Green at the point guard position. David Weaver is a young player who will be banging inside and could be on some highlight films this season giving a Quantez Robertson competition and Darryl Jackson brings scoring routine from lower leagues. The question will be how well he can adjust to a stronger league in Germany. The strength of the team is the Beko BBL experience that many of the new players bring as well as the new hope that the roster has. The team had little consistency in their chemistry last season and it will be the job of head coach Steven key to develop something early. The team will need to find a new type of identity. A weakness could be not having that one or two identity figures early on. The team will need to establish one or two leaders early, so when the team has a tough stretch that there will be guys that can lead the team. Guys like John Bowler and Jerry Green arent around anymore to bark the needed commands. The team will need a good start, because they begin with a tough schedule and the first game against the Fraport Skyliners could be their easiest game so a win in the home debut of the season will be more than necessary to get their confidence sky high for the games against Ulm, Oldenburg, Munich and Alba Berlin. I like Steven keys as a coach for sure. He is a great coach. I like Bernard as a veteran leader and Ivan Elliot brings an inside outside match problem. Also the addition of staiger will stretch out the defense but there are still question marks with players that are new to the BBL. time will tell in which direction they are heading adore the first couple of weeks, added ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum.

The Fraport Skyliners have nice memories of the last 14 games against EnBW Ludwigsburg having a 9-5 record. They have a 4-1 record in the Ballsporthalle. One player who has fond memories of playing EnBW Ludwigsburg is ex Skyliner Derrick Allen who was the top scorer of Frankfurt in four of the last six games including a 37 point performance in a 96-87 win in 2008. In 2008-2009, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners split the season series 1-1 winning 68-64 at home getting 19 points from Aubrey Reese and losing the last game of the season 71-62 on the road getting 18 points from Derrick Allen. In 2010-2011 The Deutsche Bank Skyliners beat EnBW Ludwigsburg 74-67 in a low scoring affair. Frankfurt was led by Roger Powell with 16 points and six rebounds while current beko BBL top scorer Dashaun Wood chipped in with 13 points and eight assists. EnBW Ludwigsburg was led by Alex Harris with 18 points and ex Telekom Baskets Bonn center John Bowler was tough with 13 points and nine rebounds. In the last game of the season in Ludwigsburg, the Skyliners whipped EnBW Ludwigsburg 94-79 as ex NBA player Roger Powell had his best game as a Skyliner pouring in 28 points and Dashaun Wood added a double double with 19 points and 10 assists. Last season, the teams split the season series. The Fraport Skyliners played a horrible game in Ludwigsburg where nothing went their way losing 82-57, but won at home 76-72 as Jermario Davidson led the team with 21 points and Michael Thompson chipped in with 17 points.

The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg are led by Kammron Taylor. Taylor is a 28 year old 188cm guard that was born in Chicago and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He played at Wisconsin from 2003-2007 reaching the NCAA tournament elite 8 in 2005 and winning the Big Ten tournament in 2004. He is starting his fifth professional season and Germany will be his ninth country where he has played. He has played in countries like Turkey, Spain, France, Hungry, Ukraine, Columbia, Venzeula and Cyprus. Last season he played for SK Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): 13 games: 14.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 84.1%. He played NBA Summer league this past summer in Las Vegas (Minnesota Timberwolves): 4 games: 10.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg. The club also brought in David Weaver who is a 24 year old 209cm center from Black Mountain, North Carolina. Versatile big man who possesses a defensive-minded game. An excellent shot blocker and post defender. Powerful dunker who finished with 45 dunks in his NCAA career. Can play at both the power forward and center positions. He played at wake Forest from 2005-2010 with NBA players Jeff Teague and Al Farouq Aminu. In 2010-2011, he started his professional basketball career for Ilysiakos Athens (Greece-A1), only preseason, in Nov.'10 joined BC Siauliai (Lithuania-LKL): Lithuanian League: : 23 games: 11.5ppg, 5.5rpg, FGP: 62.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 68.4%; EuroCup: 6 games: 11.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 60.4%, FT: 64.7%; Baltic League: 17 games: 9.2ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 60.8%, FT:62.3%. Last season, he played for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK): 36 games: 9.2ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 66.1%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 75.0%.

The team also hauled in John Turek who is a 29 year old power forward/center from Council Bluffs, Iowa. He is a very effective front court player, who improved his performing year after year and seems now ready for the higher level. Bangs well inside, can score from outside and defends hard. Hesn' t so athletic, but knows how to do and where to stay in almost any moment of the game. Great attitude and team mentality. He played at Nebraska (NCAA) from 2001-2005. In his first four seasons, he played twice in Holland and in Belgium and Poland. In 2009-2010, he played for Phoenix Hagen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 28 games: 12.4ppg, Reb-5 (6.6rpg), 1.0apg, Blocks-1 (1.4bpg), FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 61.8%. Last season, he played for Trefl Sopot (Poland) winning the cup and playing 48 games: 14.1ppg, 7.4rpg, FGP: 58.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 62.5%. The last new addition that will be making his Beko BBL debut will be Darryl Jackson. Jackson is a 26 year old 189 cm guard from Oregon that also has the Malta citzenship. He played at Warner Pacific (NAIA) before turning professional in 2008. In his first three seasons, he made a name for himself in Romania. He got experience playing eight Eurochallenge games. Last season, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-Division A): Greek League: 13 games: 10.0ppg; EuroCup Qualifications: 2 games: 6.0ppg, 1.5apg; EuroChallenge: 5 games: 11.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.5%, in May'12 joined Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague, starting five): 5 games: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 83.3%. He won the super cup and league title in Cyprus last season.

Wayne Bernard who was the 2009 PRO A player of the year is a 31 year old 190cm combo guard from Poway, California who is playing his first season for the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg. He has displayed a knack for knocking down clutch baskets in key situations and is a player that performs at his best in pressure situations. He has superb range on his jumper, and can also drive to the hoop with slashing moves. He is also a capable ball handler. He played at Davidson (NCAA) from 2000-2003. Bernard has very much experience having played in countries like Israel, Greece, France, Sweden and Finland It doesnt matter where Bernard has played, he has always been a scorer. in the 2008-2009 season where MBC moved up to the BEKO BBL, he played 30 games: 14.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 80.4%. In 2009-2010 for MBC, he played 34 games: 8.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.7apg, Steals-5 (1.5spg), FGP: 41.6%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 80.8%. In 2010-2011 for MBC, he played 34 games: 11.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 85.7%. Last season for the LTi Giessen 46ers, he played 34 games: 9.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.9apg, Steals-5 (1.4spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 85.2%. The team also added Ivan Elliot who is a 25 year old 203cm power forward/center from San Francisco, California that played at UCSB. He is a very versatile on the offensive end, able to shoot the 3-pointer with confidence, slash to the basket, and play underneath the basket with his physical strength and overall skills, is the ultimate team player who always gives everything he has in every practice and game, highly motivated and willing to do the extra work to become the best player. He has experience having played for SK Valmiera (Latvia) as a rookie and two years ago for MBC. In 2010-2011 for the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg, he played 30 games: 10.6ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 59.3%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 77.8%. Last season for the s Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga) he played 34 games: 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 74.0%

The team also brought in Americans Lucca Staiger and Max Weber. Staiger is a 24 year old 195cm shooting guard that was born in Ulm. He started his basketball career with TSG Ehingen in 2003. He once scored 106 points in a youth game at age 16. He played at Iowa State from 2007 until January 2010 where he moved to Alba Berlin. At Iowa State, he played a total of 49 NCAA games. In his senior year, he played 17 games: 9.4ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 42.5%, 3PT: 42.5%, FT: 75.0%,. He played for Alba Berlin from 2010-2012, but never really got a chance to get sufficient minutes. He played a total of 69 NCAA games. Last season for Alba Berlin, he played German League: 21 games: 2.2ppg; EuroCup: 8 games: 0.9ppg; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 2 games: 7.5ppg, also played at ALBA Berlin II (ProB): 8 games: 14.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 5.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 27.9%, FT: 83.3%. Staiger played at the World Championships in Turkey -10: 4 games: 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 37.5% and European Championships in Lithuania -11: 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.2apg. This past summer, Staiger played eight games at the 2012 European qualification games averaging 9,9ppg, 1,9rpg and 1,4apg.

Max Weber also has joined the team. Weber is a Weber who is a 201cm small forward and be only 27, but he has much experience having played in Peru and winning a Beko BBL title with Bamberg in 2005 at the age of 20. He started his basketball career with BBC Bayreuth (2.Bundesliga) in 2003 and then played for GHP Bamberg and TSV Troester II Breitengussbach from 2004-2oo6. He then played for TV Langen (2.Bundesliga) and the Deutsche Bank Skyliners from 2006-2009. He played a total of 19beko BBL games and seven Eurochallenge games. In 2009-2010, he played for the LTi Giessen 46ers playing 28 games: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg. In 2010-2011, he played for the Saar-Pfalz Braves (ProA, starting five): 27 games: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 60.0%. He was a member of the German U-16, U-18, and U-20 national teams and played at World University Championships in Bangkoki n 2007. Last season for BG Goettingen, he played EuroChallenge: 6 games: 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.2apg; German League: 33 games: 6.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 27.1%, FT: 59.6%. The club also has The club also has big german/Albanian talent Besnik Bekteshi who is a 19 year old 188cm guard. In 2009-2010, he played for BSG Ludwigsburg (Germany-Regionalliga): 19 games: 12.6ppg, played also for BBA Ludwigsburg (NBBL): 11 games: 16.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg, 3.7spg. He made an early name for himself in the summer of 2010 at the European Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) -10: 8 games: 15.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.9apg, Steals-4 (2.3spg), FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT-3 (87.0%). He won a bronze at the 2010 Albert Schweitezr tournament in Mannheim. He played at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 8 games: 9.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.4apg, Steals-5 (2.4spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT-3 (87.5%). Last season he played for EnBW Ludwigsburg (1.Bundesliga): 2 games: 1.5ppg; had also a license to play for VfL Kirchheim Knights (Germany-ProA): 33 games: 4.9ppg, 1.9rpg. The team also kept Tim Koch who is a 23 year old 196cm forward that has been in the Ludwigsburg system since 2006. He has only been able to play a total of 32 Beko BBL games as he has moved between BSG Ludwigsburg (Regionaliga) and Kirchheim Knights (PRO A). The team also has young German talent Johnathan Maier who is a 19 year old 211cm center. Last season he played for EnBW Ludwigsburg (1.Bundesliga): 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg; had also a license to play for VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProA): 15 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg.

Life as a Fraport Skyliner fan has been easy in the last year. After losing the 2010 Beko BBL final to the Brose Baskets Bamberg in five hard fought games, the club has been in a gradual down swing. In 2010-2011, the team lost in the semi finals to Alba Berlin and last season after a slow start where they were in 17th place in December 2011, the team had a spirited second half of the season rocking the world of teams like Bamberg, Ulm, Munich, Oldenburg and Artland, but having misfortune and losing in Bonn on the last game day and their ticket to the final spot in the Beko BBL playoffs. This past summer, the transfer market was very quiet for the Fraport Skyliners. They did haul in young German talents Konstantin klein and Johannes Voigtman early, but took their time signing their import players. With a limited budget the team had to give try out contracts to Americans Johnathon Jones, Anthony Jones and Alexander Franklin. Anthony Jones and Alexander Franklin didnt make the try out phase while Johnathon jones did. The team brought in help on the forward position with dion Dowell, but are still looking for a shooting guard and big man. The announcement that ex German national player Johannes Herber retired didnt make the season planning for the first game in Ludwigsburg on October third an easier. It was tough losing Joe. I know that he had big pain. We have to forget this fast and now it is time for other people to step up. We have to concentrate on basketball. I know that we still will have a good team without Joe, warned Skyliner captain Marius Nolte. A positive aspect of the 2012-2013 Fraport Skyliners will be the continued focus of their youth program where they invest much money. The team will aslo continue to develop talents like Danilo Barthel, Konstantin Klein and Johannes Voigtman who will see their minutes in the Beko BBL. The team has no superstar and will need to establish a type of scoring identity figure as guys like Jimmy Mckinney and Jacob Burtschi are grazing now on greener pastures in Wurzburg and Bremerhaven. Last season, the team had one of the leagues best defense in the second half and head coach Muli katzurin will focus on that again this season. They will have to have a strong and consistent defense this season to survive, because they wont be scoring 80 points every night. The Fraport Skyliners will need to have a strong start this season, because they might not be able to escape their hole as well as they did last season. With players still missing, finding the team rythem and roles within the team will take longer and wont be beneficial with the tough start where seven of the first ten games are on the road.

The team is led by captain Marius Nolte and Quantez Robertson who both have been in Frankfurt since 2009. Nolte is a 31 year old 206cm center who started his career at Salzkothen. He played with the Paderborn Baskets from 2001-2009 playing a total of 223 games and 103 Beko BBL games. Who could forget the three musketeers with Tim Black, Steven esterkamp and Nolte. Last season for Frankfurt he played EuroCup: 6 games: 2.8ppg, 2.5rpg; German League: 31 games: 3.4ppg, 2.1rpg. Quantez Robertson will start his third season in Frankfurt. He belongs to the top defenders in the Beko BBl after learning his trade at Auburn from 2005-2009. Last season for Frankfurt, he played EuroCup: 6 games: 6.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 66.7%; German League: 34 games: 7.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 17.7%, FT: 75.3%. Devin Gibson will start his second season for the Fraport Skyliners. Gibson played at the University of Texas at San Antonio playing a total of 119 NCAA games. In hiss enior year, he played 34 games: 17.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 5.4apg, 2.7spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 78.1%. Lasts eason for Frankfurt he palyed 18 games: 8.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-5 (1.4spg), FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 72.8%. The team also brings back Danilo Barthel. Barthel is a 20 year old 207cm forward from Heidelberg. He played at USC Heidelberg from 2007-2011. Last season for the Fraport Skyliners he played German League: 13 games: 2.8ppg, 1.1rpg; EuroCup: 4 games: 0.8ppg, 1.0rpg, also has a license to play for Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB): 16 games: 13.1ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.7apg, Blocks-4 (1.6bpg), FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 22.7%, FT: 71.4%. He has been a member of the German U-18 and U-20 teams.

The team added young Germans Konstantin Klein and Johannes Voigtman. Klein is a 20 year old 185cm guard from Berlin. He started his basketball career with Alba Berlin (regionaliga) in 2008 where he played until 2011. Alba Berlin were never convinced of his abilities and he left for the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (ProB) last season playing28 games: 9.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 73.2%. Klein has made a good figure in pre season especially with his give and go play with Voigtman and Nolte that he runs to perfection. Johannes Voigtman is a 20 year old 210cm center that is a former handball player and started to play basketball at age 15. He has quick feet and is agile and mobile for his size, is a big and versatile talent that can play both inside spots with efficiency, is tough and strong and has good lateral mobility. He can face the basket and put the ball on the floor, has good vision of the court, excellent passer for his size and position. He has a soft touch up to 3-point range, good attitude and stays always under control, not afraid of contact, has good control of his body when driving to the basket. Against pick and rolls he is always ready and has the quickness to step out and double. He started his basketball career at TUS Jena in 2008. Last season in the PRO A he averaged 4,1ppg and 3,1rpg.

The team brought in Americans Johnathon Jones and Dion Dowell. Jones is a 24 year old 183cm guard that was born in Magic jOhnson land Lansing, Michigan. He played at Oakland (NCAA) from 2006-2010 and in his senior year was a teammate of Sklyiner Larry Wright.In his senior year, he played 35 games: 12.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 6.4apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 84.8%. He 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. The last two seasons as a professional he played for MBK Rieker Komarno (Slovakia-Extraliga). 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%. This past summer he played in the IBL for the Lansing Capitals. Dowell is a 27 year old 200cm swing man that was born in Berlin, but grew up in texas. As a freshman he played at Texas (NCAA) in 2005-2006 missing Kevin Durant by one year who came a year later. He finished his NCAA career in 2008 at Houston. He reached the NCAA last 8 in 2006 with Texas. In 2008, he started his basketball career for the Golden State Warriors (NBA), left in Oct.'08, in Nov.'08 signed at Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium-D1): Belgian League: 6 games: 9.2ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 63.6%, FT: 16.7%; EuroChallenge: 4 games: 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.0bpg, in Jan.'09 moved to Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): 19 games: 6.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 67.6%. In the last three seasons he ha splayed in israel and has had top teammates like Brian Roberts, Isaiah Swann, Tony Gaffney and ex NBA player Danilo Pinnock. Last season, he played for B.C. Habikaa (Israel-Premier League, starting five): 27 games: 12.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 72.0%.

The Fraport Skyliners open up their season in Ludwigsburg on October 3rd. Both teams are looking to get off on the right foot as both have difficult start schedules. For the Fraport Skyliners, they might not belive literally in the Pat Riley saying that defense wins championships as they are fra from that, but possibly that defense wins games. Defense will be the key for success. I have told the team already that defense brought us success this season. We have shown good results in pre season concerning our defense. We will have to defend well in Ludwigsburg. I am happy the season is finally starting. Maybe we can make some early surprises, warned Marius Nolte. I think ludwigsburg has to establish a tone from the beginning and use some of there experience as an advantage. Frankfurt is a young team and will need young players to step up. Each time has to establish some kind of consistentcy and find themselves, expressed John Bynum. The Fraport Skyliners held the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg to only 56 points and hope that this is a good omen for the defensive work in the first games.





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

We have reached the beginning of October and the A1 league will (probably) begin in the next 3-4 days, still in the free agent list we have some serious names which have decided either to look for a team at the very last minute, or they are still in discussions with their prospective employer for the season to come.
Some of the top tier names which are still in the specific list at this point of the time are the following:

Guards
Yannis Gagaloudis (192-G-78)
Thedoris Papaloukas
Igor Milosevic (he is in unofficial talks with Panathinaikos according to the Greek media)
Athanassios Karydas
Marios Matalon
Nikos Hatzivretas (who will probably put an end to his career officially this season)
Michael Bizoukas


Gregory Ktistou
Nicolas Blanas (183-PG-80, college: Toronto Uni.)
Fotis Lioutas (193-G-80, college: S.New Hampshire)
Milos Pavlisevic (196-SG-82)
Dimitris Verginis (he is in Bilbao but still on a trial period)
Ioannis Athinaiou
Prodromos Nikolaidis (he jsut ended an one month's contract in Italy)
Vagelis Sakelariou

Forwards
Michalis Kakiouzis (he is in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow)
Panagiotis Vassilopoulos
Giorgos Tsiaras (he is in Milano on a trial period)
Lazaros Seferidis (192-G-82)
Demtri Harris (198-SF-90, college: St.Marys)
Antonis Kesisoglou (206-F-91)
Luke Hristou (195-F-88)
Milos Sakota (204-F-84)
Alexandros Sigounas (he is in Peristeri on a trial period)

Centers
Dimos Dikoudis
Jacob Blankenship (207-C-90)
Miroslav Raicevic (208-C-81)



Tyler Hughes agreed terms with Panelefsiniakos, ex Shinshu BW - by Eurobasket News

Panelefsiniakos AOK Eleusina (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 28-year old American forward Tyler Hughes (213-109kg-84, college: Kansas State). Hughes played most recently at Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano in Japanese BJ League. In 52 BJ League games last season he recorded 9.1ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.6bpg.
He is a very experienced player. Hughes has played also professionally in D-League (Dakota Wizards and New Mexico Thunderbirds), CBA (Great Falls Explorers), ABA (Empire 5 Linx).
He attended Kansas State until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Den Helder Kings sign Ewoud Kloos to a one month contract - by Fred Roggen

According to Basketballplus.nl, Dutch league newcomer Den Helder Kings has signed Dutch guard Ewoud Kloos (185-G/F-89) for one month. The 23-year old Kloos arrives from Spanish side U.B. La Palma (LEB Gold).
Ewoud Kloos (185-G/F-89) played in a total of 35 games last season for U.B. La Palma, he averaged 2.3ppg, 0.6rpg, 0.6apg, 0.5spg, FGP: 42.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Kloos played three seasons in Spain for C.B. Gran Canaria 2014, La Caja Gran Canaria Las Palmas and U.B. La Palma.




Rotterdam Basketbal College release Anthony Sally - by Fred Roggen

Rotterdam Basketbal College decided to split ways with American point guard Anthony Sally (188-G, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: W.Kentucky) because he has failed the medical test. Anthony Sally joined Rotterdam at the start of the preseason.
Rumours says that Rotterdam is in negotiating with Anthony Miles (182-G-89), a graduate of Lamar University, who received a offer from the Dutch Basketball League team.
Miles played 35 games for the Cardinals and averaged 14.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 81.5% last season.




Dutch Prospects Abroad, Charlon Kloof - St. Bonaventure University - by Fred Roggen

With Charlon Kloof (190-G-90) we open the interview serie "Dutch Prospects Abroad". Charlon Kloof is one of the most promising player in a startling generation of talent from a small country in Europe. Holland can become a reservoir of talent for the big leagues in Europe.
The talented point guard from St. Bonaventure University, a native of Paramaribo, Suriname, arrived in 2008 the Netherlands. Shortly after he had settled in the Netherlands, he played for the Dutch National U20 team and became European Champion with the Dutch U20 in the Division B in 2009 and reached the 15th spot on the European Championships U20 Division A in 2010. He moved in 2009 to Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina, where he stayed one season and averaged 12.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 53 percent from the floor in 24 games. In 2010 he chose for Canarias Basketball Academy, a prep school in Spain's Canary Islands, the season included stateside tournaments at Seton Hall and Rhode Island. He is now entering his second year with the "Bonnies", after a successful first season with a lot of highlights like winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament and reaching the second round of the NCAA Championship. Charlon Kloof catches up with Eurobasket.com to talk some hoops.

Why did you choose for the Bonnies and what has been the best part of the school?
I choose the Bonnies because they had a good coaching staff that was bringing back a good program. The program was making progress every year and that was enough for me to decide to come here. The fact that they needed a point guard and that they had a pro player on the team helped a lot also. The best part of playing for the Bonnies is the atmosphere at the games. Getting my name and home city called during starting lineups the best.

What area of your game has improved the most since attending St. Bonaventure University?
I would say that I improved the most with my floor game and my shot. I understand the game better and make better decisions.

Charlon, was it hard to transition to playing at the college level, after your time at the Spanish Canarias Basketball Academy?
It was a big adjustment for me from anywhere else I played. The basic adjustments were the speed of the game and the strength of the players. The other adjustments were knowing the system we play and what the coaches like and don't like.

At what point during last season did St. Bonaventure transition from being a good team to being a great one?
Last season's team played unselfish, because everyone knew what the team's goal was and we understood that it would take everyone giving everything to get there. Coach Schmidt has to get some of the credit, because he is the one that kept us focused on our goal and made sure we never forgot.

What makes last season team play in such an unselfish fashion? Does the credit go to your coach, Mark Schmidt?
I would say after the second game we played Duquesne University and won. After that game we were really one team and everyone knew and accepted their role.

What about Coach Schmidt? Whats he like personality-wise?
Coach Schmidt is a funny guy who likes to tell jokes and tell stories. He is the most patient coach I have ever met which was really crucial for my progress as a international player and as a new player to the system.

You have a reputation of being a very good on-the-ball defender. Is that something you take a lot of pride in?
My defense is my way of making sure that I get a spot on a team. Offense can be off one day, but defense never and I enjoy looking at someone's stats and see that he had 5 or 10 points less than his average or that he had to work twice as hard to get a basket. I don't like getting ready to play against someone and hearing that he's an all-american or really good and unstoppable. I always try to prove that I can stop or slow that player down.

What did you work on this summer in preparation for the upcoming season?
I worked on every part of my game this summer with emphases on my passing and shooting. I want to be able to find the open man and deliver the ball right on time and score if the team needs me to.

How would you describe where you were last year at this time and where you are now? What are the differences and how have you grown?
I am much more of a leader than I was last year. I am in better shape and better prepared for the season. I think all my improvements compared to last year are more me understanding what to expect and what I need to bring to the team for us to be successful. The first year was really getting a feel for the system, the coaching staff and the competition.

Summer 2013, can we expect to see you in action with the Dutch national team?
I honestly can't say if I will be available for this summer's national team. A couple of things need to be taken care of first before I make that decision. For now i'm leaving that decision open, because I really don't know yet.

How do you see the Bonnies season playing out?
I don't know how are season is going to play out, but I do know that we will work hard to reach success.

Thanks Charlon for the time doing this interview. Wish You and the Bonnies a successful season.



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Vasas - Intesa Sanpaolo U14 Cup 2012 - by Balazs Radics

GROUP "A"

Bosna Sarajevo - Vasas Akademia 44:115 (6:41, 8:33, 13:10, 17:31)
Top Scorers: Adzic 25, Sikiras 10, ill. Katona 19, Schafarek B. 16, Galdi 16, Torok G. 15, Zoldi 11/3.

Stella Azzurra Roma - FC Barcelona 71:76 (16:15, 21:15, 14:22, 20:24)
Ts: Trapani 21/6, Vizioli 19, Ebeling 13, ill. Ramon 12, Frenandez 11/6, Tubau 10/6.

Vasas Akademia - FC Barcelona 86:67 (8:15, 31:20, 21:13, 26:19)
Ts: Schafarek B. 16, Goldring 14/3, Katona 12/3, Zoldi 10/3, ill. Martinez 12, Carrasco 10.

Bosna Sarajevo - Stella Azzurra Roma 54:84 (21:25, 8:27, 15:19, 10:13)
Ts: Adzic 20, Sikiras 12, Karaupic 10, ill. Ebeling 18, Nikolic 14, Lerda 14, Trapani 10.

FC Barcelona - Bosna Sarajevo 96:40 (31:8, 26:8, 23:13, 16:11)
Ts: Ramon 22, Arque 15, Carrasco 15, Fernandez 11/3, ill. Adzic 13/3, Sikiras 13.

Vasas Akadmia - Stella Azzurra Roma 73:97 (21:28, 20:18, 20:23, 12:28)
Ts: Katona 25, Imre 12, ill. Trapani 40/3, Nikolic 16, Vizioli 15, Ebeling 14.

GROUP A FINAL:
1.Stella Azzurra Roma 3 2 1 252:203 (+19)
2.Vasas Akadmia 3 2 1 274:208 (-5)
3.FC Barcelona 3 2 1 239:197 (-14)
4.Bosna Sarajevo 3 0 3 138:295

GROUP B

Olimpija Ljubljana - LPS Basket Marosvasarhely 95:75 (31:20, 26:18, 17:27, 21:10)
Ts: Blatnik 16, Drazovic 15, Mlakar 13, Jelen 12, Macura 11/3, Kralj 11/3, ill. Solyom 25, Blaga 14.

Sabonis BC - Cibona Zagreb 68:59 (20:14, 14:16, 16:17, 18:12)
Ts: Budrevicius 15/12, Jouzaitis 15, Vaznaitis 14/9, ill. Montana 11, Laktic 10.

Olimpija Ljubljana - Sabonis BC 37:79 (8:22, 11:19, 11:19, 7:19)
Ts: Kerzan 9, Kralj 9, ill. Valinskas 15/9, Gurevicius 13, Survila 11/6, Karpavicius 10.

LPS Basket Marosvasarhely - Cibona Zagreb 58:69 (20:23, 14:19, 9:12, 15:15)
Ts: Porime 10, ill. Nikic 13. Jacovic 12, Marksa 9.

LPS Basket Marosvasarhely - Sabonis BC 30:122 (11:27, 11:29, 7:31, 1:35)
Ts: Cioba 9, ill. Budrevicius 20, Valinskas 18/9, Jouzaitis 17, Gurevicius 15, Bagdonavicius 13/3.

Cibona Zagreb - Olimpija Ljubljana 73:63 (24:17, 15:23, 15:10, 19:13)
Ts: Matanovic 18, Jacovic 13, Laktic 10, ill. Kralj 15/6, Jesen 10/3, Grgic 10.

GROUP B FINAL:
1.Sabonis BC 3 3 0 269:126
2.Cibona Zagreb 3 2 1 201:189
3.Olimpija Ljubljana 3 1 2 195:227
4.LPS Marosvhely 3 0 3 163:286

PLAYOUT:

(A3-B4)
FC Barcelona - LPS Basket Marosvasarhely 126:41 (28:17, 33:14, 26:6, 39:4)
Ts: Arque 20, Martinez 17/3, Ramon 14, Fernandez 14, Campoy 12, Carrasco 12, ill. Porime 11.

(A4-B3)
Bosna Sarajevo - Olimpija Ljubljana 44:101 (16:28, 4:26, 11:24, 13:23)
Ts: Adjic 19, Sikiras 16, ill. Drazovic 20, Macura 16/3, Kerzan 14, Batanik 10.

PLAYOFF:

(A1-B2)
Stella Azzurra Roma - Cibona Zagreb 75:59 (18:12, 17:22, 21:14, 19:11)
Ts: Trapani 23, Nikolic 21, Vizioli 13, ill. Sebalj 18, Jankovic 10, Montana 9.

(A2-B1)
Vasas Akademia - Sabonis BC 69:96 (19:30, 22:26, 6:18, 22:22)
Ts: Katona 32/3, Imre 11, ill. Juozaitis 24, Budrevicius 13, Gurevicius 13, Tamosiunas 10/3.

CLASSIFICATION

(7. place)
Bosna Sarajevo - LPS Basket Marosvsrhely 100:70 (30:13, 13:19, 24:20, 33:18)
Ts: Adjic 69, Sikiras 11, ill. Solyom 15, Sabau 12, Porime 12, Bichis 11.

(5. place)
FC Barcelona - Olimpija Ljubljana 82:42 (21:21, 29:4, 11:7, 21:10)
Ts: Carrasco 14, Aguielra 10, Campoy 13/6, Tubau 13/9, ill. Kralj 12, Grgic 11.

(3. place)
Vasas Akademia - Cibona Zagreb 87:82 (21:16, 24:15, 23:25, 19:26)
Ts: Katona 42, Goldring 10, Schafarek B. 10, Galdi 10, ill. Matanovic 22, Sebalj 20, Laktic 10, Nikic 10.

(Final)
Stella Azzurra Roma - Sabonis BC 72:79 (11:21, 20:20, 22:16, 19:22)
Ts: Trapani 31/6, Nikolic 14/3, Vizioli 10, ill. Vaznaitis 23/9, Sarginuas 16/3, Valinskas 11/9, Juozaitis 10.

A Vasas-Intesa Sanpaolo CUP 2012 FINAL:

1.Sabonis Basketball Center (LTU)
2.Stella Azzurra Roma (ITA)
3.MKB-Euroleasing Vasas Akadmia (HUN)
4.Cibona Zagreb (CRO)
5.FC Barcelona (ESP)
6.Olimpija Ljubljana (SLO)
7.Bosna Sarajevo (BIH)
8.LPS Basket Marosvsrhely (ROU)

AWARDS::

MVP:
Lazar Nikolic (Stella Azzura Roma)

Top Scorer:
Stefan Adjic (Bosna Sarajevo)

Best Defender:
Zoldi Marton (MKB-Euroleasing Vasas Akadmia)

ALL STAR:
Marc Tabau (FC Barcelona)
Katona Bence (MKB-Euroleasing Vasas Akadmia)
Emanuele Trapani (Stella Azzurra Roma)
Ignas Sargiunas (Sbaonis BC)
Elvis Juozaitis (Sabonis BC)

Team MVPs:
Serban Cioba (LPS Basket Marosvsrhely)
Niegos Sikiras (Bosna Sarajevo)
Fin Luca Drazovic (Olimpija Ljubljana)
Raimon Carrasco (FC Barcelona)
Kresimir Nikic (Cibona Zagreb)
Schafarek Boldizsar (MKB-Euroleasing Vasas Akadmia)
Michele Ebeling (Stella Azzurra Roma)
Marius Valinskas (Sabonis BC)




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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: UL Eagles - Killester
Oct. 6: UCD Marian - B.Gais Neptune
Oct. 6: DCU Saints - Moycullen
Oct. 7: UCC Demons - Ballon


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Ciaran O''SULLIVAN
  UCC D.
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 20
 1. O''Sullivan, UCC D.20.0 
 2. Graham, UCC Demons18.0 
 3. Sullivan, Moycullen17.0 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.17.0 
 5. Nihill, Moycullen15.0 
 6. O''Brien, Moycullen11.0 
 7. O''Reilly, UCC D.10.0 
 8. Camps, Moycullen8.0 
 9. Duggan, UCC Demons7.0 
 10. Burke, Moycullen7.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Delwan GRAHAM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-)
  Avg: 14
 1. Graham, UCC Demons14.0 
 2. Sullivan, Moycullen11.0 
 3. Nihill, Moycullen8.0 
 4. O''Mahony, UCC D.7.0 
 5. O''Reilly, UCC D.6.0 
 6. Cunningham, Moycul.5.0 
 7. Tummon, Moycullen5.0 
 8. O''Brien, Moycullen4.0 
 9. Coughlan, UCC D.3.0 
 10. Burke, Moycullen3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shane COUGHLAN
  UCC D.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 9
 1. Coughlan, UCC D.9.0 
 2. O''Sullivan, UCC D.4.0 
 3. Lyons, Moycullen4.0 
 4. Camps, Moycullen4.0 
 5. O''Reilly, UCC D.3.0 
 6. Nihill, Moycullen3.0 
 7. Sullivan, Moycullen2.0 
 8. Burke, Moycullen2.0 
 9. Cunningham, Moycul.1.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen3.0 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.2.0 
 3. Graham, UCC Demons2.0 
 4. Burke, Moycullen2.0 
 5. Camps, Moycullen2.0 
 6. Cunningham, Moycul.1.0 
 7. Tummon, Moycullen1.0 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.1.0 
 9. Nihill, Moycullen1.0 
 10. Candon, Moycullen0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 1
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen1.0 
 2. Lyons, Moycullen0.0 
 3. Graham, UCC Demons0.0 
 4. Duggan, UCC Demons0.0 
 5. O''Sullivan, UCC D.0.0 
 6. Cunningham, Moycul.0.0 
 7. O''Reilly, UCC D.0.0 
 8. Cumming, UCC D.0.0 
 9. O''Brien, Moycullen0.0 
 10. Coughlan, UCC D.0.0 



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Julian Wright is a newcomer at Maccabi Rishon - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Winner League) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American forward Julian Wright (203-102kg-87, college: Kansas). Wright played most recently at Austin Toros (D-League) in the U.S.. In 25 D-League games last season he recorded very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.1bpg. He helped them to win the title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Wright was called during the season by the Toronto Raptors. In 2007 he was drafted by New Orleans Hornets (NBA) in first round (13th overall).
Wright attended University of Kansas and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
He was voted to All-Big 12 1st Team back in 2007 in his college time.
Wright was a member of USA U18 National Team in 2005.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Hornets)

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: SAIE3 BO - EA7 Armani 67-64
Oct. 6: Umana VE - Trenkwalder RE
Oct. 6: Cimberio VA - Sidigas AV
Oct. 6: Angelico BI - Vuelle PS
Oct. 6: Acea Virtus RM - Pall. Cantu
Oct. 6: Sutor MGR - Banco di Sard.
Oct. 6: JuveCaserta - Vanoli CR


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.25.5 
 2. Hairston, EA7 A.17.5 
 3. Hasbrouck, SAIE317.0 
 4. Brown, Montepas.15.5 
 5. Viggiano, Enel B.14.5 
 6. Smith, SAIE3 B.13.5 
 7. Robinson, Enel B.11.5 
 8. Moss, Montepas.11.0 
 9. Fotsis, EA7 Armani11.0 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ioannis BOUROUSIS
  EA7 A.
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Bourousis, EA7 A.9.5 
 2. Smith, SAIE3 B.7.0 
 3. Rocca, SAIE3 B.7.0 
 4. Eze, Montepas.7.0 
 5. Gigli, SAIE3 B.6.0 
 6. Hasbrouck, SAIE35.5 
 7. Robinson, Enel B.5.5 
 8. Simmons, Enel B.5.5 
 9. Moss, Montepas.5.0 
 10. Grant, Enel Brind.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel HACKETT
  Montepas.
  (200-PG-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hackett, Montepas.6.0 
 2. Reynolds, Enel B.3.0 
 3. Hairston, EA7 A.3.0 
 4. Cook, EA7 Armani2.5 
 5. Brown, Montepas.2.5 
 6. Moss, Montepas.2.5 
 7. Fultz, Enel Brindi.2.0 
 8. Poeta, SAIE3 B.2.0 
 9. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.0 
 10. Gibson, Enel Brin.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.3.5 
 2. Hackett, Montepas.3.5 
 3. Moss, Montepas.2.5 
 4. Gigli, SAIE3 B.2.5 
 5. Viggiano, Enel B.2.5 
 6. Hairston, EA7 A.2.0 
 7. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.0 
 8. Robinson, Enel B.2.0 
 9. Poeta, SAIE3 B.1.5 
 10. Grant, Enel Brind.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Enel B.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Simmons, Enel B.3.0 
 2. Ress, Montepas.1.5 
 3. Eze, Montepas.1.5 
 4. Hairston, EA7 A.1.0 
 5. Robinson, Enel B.1.0 
 6. Hendrix, EA7 A.1.0 
 7. Fotsis, EA7 Armani1.0 
 8. Bourousis, EA7 A.0.5 
 9. Viggiano, Enel B.0.5 
 10. Kasun, Montepas.0.5 


Standings - B1

Nazionale A Standings
 1. Agrigento 1-0 
 2. Bologna 1-0 
 3. Ferrara 1-0 
 4. Lucca 1-0 
 5. Matera 1-0 
 6. Recanati 1-0 
 7. Torino 1-0 
 8. Treviglio 1-0 
 9. Bari 0-0 
 10. Firenze 0-0 
 11. Rieti 0-0 
 12. San Severo 0-0 
 13. Casalpusterlengo 0-1 
 14. Castelletto 0-1 
 15. Chieti 0-1 
 16. Latina Basket 0-1 
 17. Mirandola 0-1 
 18. Omegna 0-1 
 19. Perugia 0-1 
 20. Reggio Calabr. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Omegna - Reggio Calabr.
Oct. 7: Treviglio - Recanati
Oct. 7: Perugia - San Severo
Oct. 7: Lucca - Latina Basket
Oct. 7: Castelletto - Chieti
Oct. 7: Casalpusterlengo - Torino
Oct. 7: Bari - Matera
Oct. 7: Agrigento - Mirandola
Oct. 7: Firenze - Bologna


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 31
 1. Losi, Mirandola31.0 
 2. Villani, Omegna28.0 
 3. Poltroneri, Perugia27.0 
 4. Evangelisti, Torino23.0 
 5. Di Viccaro, Agrige.23.0 
 6. Castelli, Agrigento23.0 
 7. Parente, Lucca22.0 
 8. Ferri, Ferrara22.0 
 9. Pilotti, Mirandola20.0 
 10. Reati, Treviglio20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 16
 1. Rossi, Chieti16.0 
 2. Baldi Rossi, Torino14.0 
 3. Banti, Lucca13.0 
 4. Maganza, Recanati11.0 
 5. Benfatto, Ferrara10.0 
 6. Vitale, Matera10.0 
 7. Benedusi, Recanati8.0 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.0 
 9. Pazzi, Castelletto8.0 
 10. Demartini, Agrige.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Carlo CANTONE
  Matera
  (187-PG-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cantone, Matera8.0 
 2. Losi, Mirandola8.0 
 3. Spizzichini, Ferra.7.0 
 4. Vico, Matera5.0 
 5. Centanni, Recanati4.0 
 6. Simoncelli, Castel.4.0 
 7. Cantagalli, Recana.4.0 
 8. Saccaggi, Omegna4.0 
 9. Rajola, Chieti4.0 
 10. Ferrarese, Trevig.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Parente, Lucca8.0 
 2. Losi, Mirandola7.0 
 3. Rossi, Chieti6.0 
 4. Cantone, Matera5.0 
 5. Tavernelli, Latina5.0 
 6. Baldi Rossi, Torino4.0 
 7. Barsanti, Lucca4.0 
 8. Perego, Treviglio4.0 
 9. Cortesi, Ferrara3.0 
 10. Mossi, Agrigento3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Francesco IHEDIOHA
  Castelletto
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.0 
 2. Rossi, Chieti2.0 
 3. Iannuzzi, Matera1.0 
 4. Maganza, Recanati1.0 
 5. Negri, Lucca1.0 
 6. Bolletta, Chieti1.0 
 7. Pazzi, Castelletto1.0 
 8. Cortesi, Ferrara1.0 
 9. Perego, Treviglio1.0 
 10. Gatti, Chieti1.0 


Umana Venezia adds Bulleri to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia (SerieA) added to their roster 35-year old ex-international point guard Massimo Bulleri (188-83kg-77). Bulleri played last season at Givova Scafati (Lega2). He missed two seasons and had longer break from professional basketball.
Bulleri was a member of Italian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2008. He also represented Italy at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 four years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 10.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 92.3%.
Bulleri has played previously for five other teams: Armani Milano, Virtus 1934 Bologna, Benetton Treviso, Mestre and Virtus 1934 Bologna.
Its very possible he may end his playing career at Umana Venezia.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: VEF Riga - LU 96-63
Oct. 4: Jekabpils - Jurmala
Oct. 7: LU - U18


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marcis VITOLS
  LU
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 19
 1. Vitols, LU19.0 
 2. Bertans, VEF Riga18.0 
 3. Kavaliauskas, VEF14.0 
 4. Peiners, LU11.0 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga11.0 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga11.0 
 7. Daniels, VEF Riga10.0 
 8. Janicenoks, VEF R.10.0 
 9. Zebergs, LU7.0 
 10. Saknitis, LU7.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donatas ZAVACKAS
  VEF Riga
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 8
 1. Zavackas, VEF Riga8.0 
 2. Kavaliauskas, VEF7.0 
 3. Vitols, LU6.0 
 4. Blaus, VEF Riga5.0 
 5. Jahovics, VEF Riga4.0 
 6. Berzins, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Rowland, VEF Riga3.0 
 8. Bertans, VEF Riga3.0 
 9. Dargis, LU3.0 
 10. Dargais, LU3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga6.0 
 2. Zavackas, VEF Riga5.0 
 3. Peiners, LU5.0 
 4. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.0 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga3.0 
 6. Jahovics, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Daniels, VEF Riga3.0 
 8. Bertans, VEF Riga2.0 
 9. Vitols, LU2.0 
 10. Plavnieks, VEF Ri.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga2.0 
 2. Strazdins, LU2.0 
 3. Janicenoks, VEF R.2.0 
 4. Daniels, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Peiners, LU2.0 
 6. Zavackas, VEF Riga1.0 
 7. Brigmanis, LU1.0 
 8. Jahovics, VEF Riga1.0 
 9. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 10. Zebergs, LU1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Berzins, VEF Riga3.0 
 2. Kavaliauskas, VEF1.0 
 3. Rubenis, LU1.0 
 4. Daniels, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Dargais, LU1.0 
 6. Geks, VEF Riga0.0 
 7. Blaus, VEF Riga0.0 
 8. Rowland, VEF Riga0.0 
 9. Bikse, LU0.0 
 10. Plavnieks, VEF Ri.0.0 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
 1. Jelgava/LLU 1-0 
 2. Ogres 1-0 
 3. BK VEF-LSPA 0-0 
 4. DSN 0-0 
 5. Gulbene 0-0 
 6. Kvele 0-0 
 7. Liepaja-2 0-0 
 8. Livani 0-0 
 9. RSU 0-0 
 10. Saldus 0-0 
 11. VeA 0-0 
 12. VEF skola 0-0 
 13. ViA Riga 0-0 
 14. Ridzene 0-1 
 15. Valmiera BSS 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: Ridzene - Ogres 61-88
Oct. 3: Valmiera BSS - Jelgava/LLU 43-92
Oct. 4: Kvele - ViA
Oct. 5: VeA - Saldus
Oct. 5: Liepaja-2 - RSU
Oct. 5: Livani - DSN



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Standings - LKL

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 3: Neptunas - Lietkabelis 84-78
Oct. 2: Juventus - Zalgiris 53-71

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 9: Rudupis - Pieno Zvaigzdes
Oct. 9: LSU-Baltai - Juventus
Oct. 9: Naglis Palangos - Siauliai
Oct. 10: Sakalai - Nevezis


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Relphorde, Naglis21.0 
 2. Seibutis, Lietuv.18.5 
 3. Morkeliunas, Juven.16.5 
 4. Mockevicius, Nagli.15.5 
 5. Mazeika, Neptunas15.0 
 6. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.14.0 
 7. Sirutavicius, Liet.14.0 
 8. Gailius, Neptunas12.7 
 9. Radosevic, Lietuv.12.5 
 10. Lavrinovic, Zalgi.12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Lietkabelis
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Cipruss, Lietkabel.10.0 
 2. Sarakauskas, Nept.9.0 
 3. Balocka, Sakalai9.0 
 4. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.8.5 
 5. Radosevic, Lietuv.6.5 
 6. McCulley, Juventus6.0 
 7. Matulis, Sakalai6.0 
 8. Gailius, Neptunas5.7 
 9. Morkeliunas, Juven.5.5 
 10. Relphorde, Naglis5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Darrick LEONARD
  Juventus
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Leonard, Juventus5.0 
 2. Sirutavicius, Liet.4.0 
 3. Dainys, Neptunas3.7 
 4. Mockevicius, Nagli.3.0 
 5. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.0 
 6. Viskontas, Juvent.2.5 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.5 
 8. Gailius, Neptunas2.3 
 9. Ivanov, Lietuvos.2.0 
 10. Jogela, Lietkabel.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Relphorde, Naglis3.0 
 2. Juskevicius, Zalgi.2.5 
 3. Brown, Naglis P.2.5 
 4. Matulis, Juventus2.0 
 5. Babkauskas, Lietk.2.0 
 6. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 7. Gintvainis, Sakalai1.5 
 8. Radosevic, Lietuv.1.5 
 9. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.1.5 
 10. Kupsas, Lietkabel.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Leon RADOSEVIC
  Lietuv.
  (206-C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Radosevic, Lietuv.1.5 
 2. Samardziski, Lietu.1.0 
 3. Sirutavicius, Liet.1.0 
 4. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.0 
 5. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 
 6. Gintvainis, Sakalai0.5 
 7. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.0.5 
 8. Bendzius, Lietuv.0.5 
 9. Darden, Zalgiris0.5 
 10. McCulley, Juvent.0.5 


Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
 1. Birstono 0-0 
 2. Delikatesas 0-0 
 3. Dzukija 0-0 
 4. Ezerunas-Karys 0-0 
 5. Gargzdai 0-0 
 6. Mazeikiai 0-0 
 7. Meresta 0-0 
 8. Nafta Universitet.. 0-0 
 9. Olimpas 0-0 
 10. Perlas-MRU 0-0 
 11. Radviliskis 0-0 
 12. S.Marciulionio 0-0 
 13. Silute 0-0 
 14. Statyba 0-0 
 15. Suduva-Mantinga 0-0 
 16. Triobet 0-0 
 17. Zalgiris-Sabonio 0-0 
 18. Zanavykas 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 4: Dzukija - Statyba
Oct. 5: Gargzdai - Nafta Universitetas
Oct. 5: Silute - S.Marciulionio
Oct. 5: Perlas-MRU - Radviliskis
Oct. 5: Meresta - Suduva-Mantinga
Oct. 5: Ezerunas-Karys - Delikatesas
Oct. 5: Triobet - Mazeikiai
Oct. 5: Birstono - Zanavykas
Oct. 5: Olimpas - Zalgiris-Sabonio


Best players of Lithuanian LKL round 3 - by Eurobasket News

American Jeff Foote (212-C-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Zalgiris and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old center had the game-high 8 points adding ten rebounds for Zalgiris in his team's victory, helping them to crush Juventus (#7, 1-1) with 18-point margin 71-53. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Zalgiris won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It was one of impressive evenings for Foote as usually he does not deliver so high stats.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Zalgiris' star - 33-year old international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79). Lavrinovic impressed basketball fans with 17 points and 3 rebounds. Of course together with Foote he helped Zalgiris with another comfortable win 71-53 over Juventus (1-1) being unquestionably team leader. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Lavrinovic is a newcomer at Zalgiris and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Zalgiris' star - international forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89). Kuzminskas scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Zalgiris, helping his team with a 71-53 easy win against Juventus (#7, 1-1). Zalgiris has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Kuzminskas also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Kuzminskas has a great season in Lithuania. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.0ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) of Zalgiris - 11 points and 4 rebounds
5. Martynas Mazeika (191-G-85) of Neptunas - 19 points
6. Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) of Neptunas - 13 points and 5 rebounds
7. Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-PF-85) of Neptunas - 12 points and 7 rebounds
8. Gytis Sirutavicius (195-SF-83) of Lietkabelis - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Tauras Jogela (203-F-93) of Lietkabelis - 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82) of Lietkabelis - 5 points and 8 rebounds

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



LKL Round 3: Juventus lose to Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Juventus (1-1) in Utena on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Zalgiris (2-0) 71-53. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. Juventus managed to win second period 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Juventus 39-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by Juventus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) who scored 17 points. International forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-89) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) who recorded 13 points. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Lietuvos rytas. Juventus will play on the road against LSU-Baltai in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Klaipeda, where Lietkabelis (0-2) lost to Neptunas (1-2) in a road game 78-84. It was a good game for guard Martynas Mazeika (191-85, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. Laurynas Mikalauskas contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Karolis Babkauskas (186-91) answered with 16 points for Lietkabelis. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.


Juventus - Zalgiris 53-71

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Juventus (1-1) in Utena on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Zalgiris (2-0) 71-53. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. Juventus managed to win second period 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Juventus 39-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. 29 personal fouls committed by Juventus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) who scored 17 points. International forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-89) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) who recorded 13 points and forward Paulius Morkeliunas (200-85, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Lietuvos rytas. Juventus will play on the road against LSU-Baltai (#9) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 17+3reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 11+4reb+1ast, M.Kuzminskas 10+5reb+3ast, P.Jankunas 9+2reb+1ast, J.Foote 8+10reb, M.Popovic 5+2ast
Juventus: D.Leonard 13+3ast, P.Morkeliunas 8+5reb+1ast, A.Viskontas 7+5reb+1ast, M.Vilimas 5, G.Matulis 5+2reb+1ast, G.McCulley 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 194224


Neptunas - Lietkabelis 84-78

We should mention about the upset which took place in Klaipeda, where Lietkabelis (0-2) lost to Neptunas (1-2) in a road game 78-84. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lietkabelis won third quarter 20-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietkabelis was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Martynas Mazeika (191-85, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-85, college: Virginia) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Neptunas players scored in double figures. point guard Karolis Babkauskas (186-91) answered with 16 points and forward Darius Griskenas (194-84) added 14 points in the effort for Lietkabelis. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Mazeika 19+1reb+1ast, M.Runkauskas 13+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 13+5reb+1ast, L.Mikalauskas 12+7reb+1ast, D.Gailius 8+5reb+4ast, R.Danys 6+4reb
Lietkabelis: K.Babkauskas 16+2reb+1ast, D.Griskenas 14+3reb+1ast, G.Sirutavicius 11+5reb+2ast, K.Vecvagars 9, T.Jogela 8+6reb+4ast, M.Kupsas 6
gschID: 194225



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Jelenic joins CSS Bega Timisoara for a trial - by Darko Pekic

Ivan Jelenic (192-SG-85, agency: BeoExcell), member of Senior National Team of Montenegro and former player of Mornar Bar, has joined Romanian side CSS Bega Timisoara for a trial. He will stay in Timisoara until the end of the week and try to earn the contract with the former Balkan League member.

Jelenic started his career in Primorka Bar and later played for Vojvodina and Swisslion in Serbia and Xanthi in Greece. The 27 year old shooting guard spent last two seasons in his home town playing for Mornar.



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  NBA   


Knicks sign Rasheed Wallace - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks signed 37-year old power forward Rasheed Wallace (208-104kg-75, college: N.Carolina). Wallace has played for Boston Celtics in 2009/10 season last. He missed two seasons and had longer break from professional basketball. In 1995 Wallace was drafted by Washington Bullets as #4 pick overall.
He attended University of North Carolina and it will be his 18th (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Wallace has played previously for three other NBA teams: Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons and Portland Trail Blazers.
Its very possible he may end his playing career at Knicks.

By Eurobasket Data Center



NBA adopts new anti-flopping rules - by Diamadis Farmakis

The NBA officially adopted an anti-flopping policy Wednesday, announcing a new rule that will fine repeat offenders this season. Any player who flops during a regular-season game will be subject to a series of penalties, beginning with a warning for first-time violators.

After the warning, players will be fined in increments of $5,000 for each additional flop over the course of the season, as the fines increase to $30,000 for a fifth offense

The NBA stated it would consider suspending any player who violates the anti-flopping rule more than five times in the regular season. The league said it will announce at a later date a separate set of penalties for flopping during the postseason.

"Flops have no place in our game," Stu Jackson, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, said in a written statement. "They either fool referees into calling undeserved fouls or fool fans into thinking the referees missed a foul call.

The league defined flopping as "any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player" in an official release.

Commissioner David Stern has long sought to end flopping, believing it tricks the referees. But the league determined it would be too difficult for refs to make the call on the floor, preferring instead to leave it to league office reviews. Jackson's department already reviews flagrant foul penalties to determine if they should be upgraded or downgraded.



Kobe decides against knee surgery - by Milord Nikolic

Kobe Bryant raved about how improved his right knee felt last season after visiting Germany to undergo Regenokine surgery. As effective as the treatment might have been, the Los Angeles Lakers star decided a repeat procedure was not necessary heading into 2012-13. "No," Bryant said when asked if he visited Dr. Peter Wehling, the doctor responsible for the innovative blood manipulation technique, this past offseason. Bryant had a full schedule this summer, winning the gold medal with USA Basketball at the Olympics in London before touring China for several weeks fulfilling sponsor obligations. When asked if Bryant planned to have the treatment done in the future, he responded, "What, like I'll fly to Germany during the season? ... No, I think I'll be fine." The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as Lakers trainer Gary Vitti told the Lakers official team website in June that Bryant would indeed visit Dr. Wehling when his schedule allowed for it surrounding the Olympics.


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  NCAA1   


Texas Tech nearing coaching choice - by Milord Nikolic

Texas Tech is expected to decide in the coming days what to do with its head-coaching position this season. The official start of practice is Oct. 12. Red Raiders officials say a decision on the interim coach is imminent. At this point, there doesn't appear to be a real decision. Of the natural candidates outside Texas Tech -- former Nebraska and UTEP coach and current Kansas director of basketball operations Doc Sadler and current North Texas assistant, former Arizona State and Ole Miss coach and onetime Tech assistant Rob Evans -- neither has been contacted about the job. That doesn't mean there aren't others out there for athletic director Kirby Hocutt. But if he were going to go with an interim head coach other than Sadler or Evans, he had to ensure it was someone who had a strong connection to the school. The only choice appears to be Chris Walker, who has been low-key since he was named the day-to-day interim coach after Billy Gillispie resigned on Sept. 20.


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Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: Air21 Express - Barako Bull 87-90
Oct. 3: Petron Blaze - Rain or Shine 86-102
Sep. 30: Barangay Ginebra - Global Port 110-90
Oct. 5: Meralco Bolts - Talk N Text
Oct. 5: San Mig Coffee - Alaska Aces
Oct. 7: Global Port - Air21 Express
Oct. 7: Rain or Shine - Barangay Ginebra


2012 PBA Philippine Cup Roundup: October 2, 2012 - by Enzo Flojo

Two of the most fancied rookies of the 2012-2013 PBA Season debuted yesterday with contrasting results.

Chris Tiu, picked by the Elato-Painters in the first round, played just 6 minutes after aggravating a previous hamstring injury he sustained while playing for his Xavier Schools alumni league (according to his brother, Charles). Chris scored just 2 points.

On the opposite end of the floor, 2012 top overall pick June Mar Fajardo, nicknamed The Kracken, played heavy minutes, scoring 9 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, but his team, the Petron Blaze Boosters, failed to notch a win. Fajardo, definitely an intriguing prospect because of his size, was visibly a step slower than his smaller but quicker frontline opponents (thats saying a lot, since he was up against the Extra Rice Boys of Coach Yeng Guiao). Despite being billed as the Future of Philippine Basketball, its clear Fajardo still has a lot to learn.

In the first game, it was nice seeing Nonoy Baclao putting up a great stat-line, though his team did lose a close one to the Energy. Baclao was a top overall pick like Fajardo, and he also struggled when he started his PBA career. It seems, however, that, with more playing time, the former UAAP Finals MVP can finally show his true worth.

BARAKO BULL ENERGY over AIR21 EXPRESS, 90-87

Designated as the new main man of his team, Ronald Tubid presided over the leadership role and delivered big down the stretch.

The scrappy wingman from University of the East came to the perfect place at the perfect time, tipping in an Enrico Villanueva miss and providing the most important basket in Barako Bulls tense 90-87 triumph over sister team Air 21 in the PBA Philippine Cup on a rainy Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

In the absence of Danny Seigle, our main man was Ronald Tubid, said Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi.

Yes, I am happy with the way Sean Anthony performed, but Tubid played the leadership role for the squad.

Seigle missed the game because of the flu, but Baculi assured that the veteran forward will be back in the teams next game against Petron Blaze, a squad which he considered as the strongest in the tournament.

Tubids tip-in with 9.2 seconds left proved to be the final basket.

Still, the Energy Colas had to make a stop and wait for KG Canaletas last three-point attempt. His three-pointer from the left corner rimmed out as time expired.

BAR 90- Tubid 19, Anthony 18, Kramer 14, Pennisi 11, Urbiztondo 8, Najorda 7, Villanueva 7, Yap 4, Marcelo 2, Cervantes 0, Cruz 0.
A21 87- Baclao 18, Wilson 17, Isip 16, Canaleta 16, Arboleda 7, Custodio 4, Omolon 4, Sena 3, Taha 2, Atkins 0, Ritualo 0.
QS: 26-27; 49-48; 71-69; 90-87.

RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS over PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS, 102-86

For Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao, playing Petron Blaze at this early stage of the tournament is a luxury.

The reigning Governors Cup champion Elasto Painters played true to form in whipping a talented yet groping-for-form Boosters squad, 102-86, on Wednesday night for a rousing start in the PBA Philippine Cup at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

As I said before the game, this is the best time to play Petron, which is still in transition and has a new coach, Guiao said during the post-game interview.

But I expect them to be a lot more dangerous in three to four games. Swerte kami kami nauna and I think it wont be the same way pag nakalaban namin ulit sila.

The Elasto Painters worked on their fluidity in offense, executing their plays to precision.

On defense, they clamped down on 6-foot-10 rookie June Mar Fajardo, who struggled for nine points, but grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots.

Im happy with the way the team played. We displayed our poise and newfound confidence we had in the finals. Were playing together and it didnt really matter if we lost Chris (Tiu) early in the game. Also Paul (Lee) wasnt able to play, so were short on our guard spot, but everybody made their contributions, added Guiao.

Seven players finished with eight points or more for Rain or Shine, which shot 48.1% from the field (39-of-81) while limiting Petron to only 34.1% shooting (29-of-85).

Leading the way for the Elasto Painters was Jeff Chan, who unloaded 20 points while Jervy Cruz, JR Quinahan and Jireh Ibanes contributed 13 points apiece.

Chans fastbreak basket gave the Elasto Painters their biggest lead, 101-82, with only 2:21 left in the game.

ROS 102- Chan 20, Cruz 13, Quinahan 13, Ibanes 13, Belga 9, Matias 8, Norwood 8, Rodriguez 6, Arana 6, Tang 3, Tiu 2, Uyloan 1.
PET 86- Yeo 16, Santos 16, Cabagnot 12, Miranda 11, Fajardo 9, Lutz 8, Washington 7, Pena 4, Mallari 3, Ildefonso 0.
QS: 23-23, 46-47, 78-68, 102-86

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





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Standings - 1 Liga

1Liga Standings
 1. MKS DG 2-0 
 2. P.Cukier SIDEn 2-0 
 3. Stal Ostrow 2-0 
 4. MOSiR Krosno 1-1 
 5. Znicz Basket 1-1 
 6. AZS Kutno 1-1 
 7. Spojnia 1-1 
 8. SKK Siedlce 1-1 
 9. Sokol Lancut 1-1 
 10. Polonia 1-1 
 11. Slask Wroclaw 1-1 
 12. Start Lublin 1-1 
 13. UMKS Kielce 1-1 
 14. Astoria Bydg. 0-2 
 15. AZS PP 0-2 
 16. AZS Radex 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: MOSiR Krosno - Start Lublin 86-71
Oct. 3: AZS Kutno - Znicz Basket 80-74
Oct. 3: P.Cukier SIDEn - Sokol Lancut 72-64
Oct. 3: AZS PP - MKS DG 64-71
Oct. 3: Polonia - UMKS Kielce 64-65
Oct. 3: Astoria Bydg. - Slask Wroclaw 61-92
Oct. 3: AZS Radex - SKK Siedlce 58-67
Oct. 3: Spojnia - Stal Ostrow 51-75

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 13: Polonia - AZS Kutno
Oct. 13: P.Cukier SIDEn - Znicz Basket
Oct. 13: AZS PP - UMKS Kielce
Oct. 13: MOSiR Krosno - Sokol Lancut
Oct. 13: AZS Radex - MKS DG
Oct. 13: Astoria Bydg. - Start Lublin
Oct. 13: Spojnia - SKK Siedlce
Oct. 13: Slask Wroclaw - Stal Ostrow


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Piotr PLUTA
  MOSiR K.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. Pluta, MOSiR K.24.0 
 2. Mlynarski, Sokol L.19.5 
 3. Zurawski, Stal O.19.0 
 4. Szymanski, Znicz B.19.0 
 5. Grzegorzewsk., MKS18.5 
 6. Celej, Start Lublin18.0 
 7. Metelski, AZS P.17.5 
 8. Woloszyn, MKS D.17.0 
 9. Dluski, AZS Kutno17.0 
 10. Pacocha, AZS Rad.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adam METELSKI
  AZS P.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Metelski, AZS P.16.5 
 2. Zurawski, Stal O.15.0 
 3. Diduszko, Slask W.10.5 
 4. Dluski, AZS Kutno9.5 
 5. Zmarlak, MKS D.9.5 
 6. Basinski, SKK S.9.0 
 7. Kolowca, Polonia9.0 
 8. Pytys, AZS Radex9.0 
 9. Pisarczyk, Znicz B.7.5 
 10. Mlynarski, Sokol7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Grzegorz GROCHOWSKI
  MKS D.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Grochowski, MKS D.8.5 
 2. Lewandowski, Astor.7.5 
 3. Szumelda-K., Stal6.0 
 4. Musijowski, Polonia6.0 
 5. Brek, AZS Kutno6.0 
 6. Zytko, P..5.5 
 7. Makuch, UMKS K.5.5 
 8. Basinski, SKK S.5.0 
 9. Pacocha, AZS Radex5.0 
 10. Hybiak, AZS P.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Pawel HYBIAK
  AZS P.
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hybiak, AZS P.5.0 
 2. Musijowski, Polonia4.5 
 3. Basinski, SKK S.4.5 
 4. Baran, Sokol Lanc.4.0 
 5. Grochowski, MKS D.3.5 
 6. Pacocha, AZS Radex3.5 
 7. Halas, Sokol Lanc.3.0 
 8. Salamonik, MOSiR K.3.0 
 9. Sulinski, Znicz B.3.0 
 10. Busz, UMKS K.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Grudzinski, Spojnia4.5 
 2. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
 3. Laczynski, MOSiR K.3.5 
 4. Kulon, Slask Wrocl.3.5 
 5. Musijowski, Polonia3.5 
 6. Lewandowski, Astor.3.0 
 7. Mazur, AZS Kutno3.0 
 8. Zmarlak, MKS D.2.5 
 9. Mroczek-T., Slask2.5 
 10. Zytko, P..2.0 


1Liga Round 2: WIKANA Start is defeated by MOSiR Krosno - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in 1Liga. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was the first loss of WIKANA Start (1-1) on the court of MOSiR Krosno on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by MOSiR Krosno 86-71. The game was mostly controlled by MOSiR Krosno. WIKANA Start managed to win fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MOSiR Krosno made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 WIKANA Start turnovers and outrebounded them 35-19 including 24 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MOSiR Krosno made 7 blocks. Guard Piotr Pluta (192-81, agency: Court Side) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Wojciech Pisarczyk (201-88) chipped in 16 points during the contest. MOSiR Krosno's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Tomasz Celej (198-78, agency: Promotex) responded with 30 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). MOSiR Krosno is looking forward to face SKK Siedlce on the road in the next round. WIKANA Start will play against Spojnia in Stargard and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Stal Ostrow's 24-point road victory against Spojnia 75-51. Power forward Wojciech Zurawski (199-76) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Lukasz Olejnik supported him with 15 points. Even 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks by the former international center Wiktor Grudzinski (208-78) did not help to save the game for Spojnia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Stal Ostrow will play against Astoria Bydg. in Bydgoszcz in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Spojnia will play on the road against WIKANA Start in Lublin to get more than just one victory in their record.
Very important is a home loss of Polonia (1-1) against UMKS Kielce (1-1) on Wednesday night. Host Polonia was edged by UMKS Kielce in a tough game in Przemysl 64-65. The best player for the winners was Marcin Wrobel who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Artur Mikolajko produced 9 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. UMKS Kielce will meet at home AZS Kutno in the next round. Polonia will play against Slask Wroclaw.
P.Cukier SIDEn (2-0) defeated one of their biggest challengers Sokol Lancut (1-1) 72-64. Jacek Jarecki orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. P.Cukier SIDEn's next round opponent will be MKS DG in Dabrowa Gornicza and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sokol Lancut will play at home against AZS Radex in Szczecin.
Astoria Bydg. (0-2) was outscored at home by Slask Wroclaw (1-1) with the biggest margin this round 92-61 on Wednesday night. Lukasz Diduszko had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Slask Wroclaw will face Polonia in Przemysl in the next round where they are favorite. Astoria Bydg. will play on the road against Stal Ostrow in Ostrow Wlkp..

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 2: MKS DG won against AZS PP on the opponent's court 71-64. AZS Kutno managed to outperform Znicz Basket in a home game 80-74. SKK Siedlce managed to beat AZS Radex on the road 67-58.


MOSiR Krosno - Start Lublin 86-71

The most surprising game was the first loss of WIKANA Start (1-1) on the court of MOSiR Krosno on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by MOSiR Krosno 86-71. The game was mostly controlled by MOSiR Krosno. WIKANA Start managed to win fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MOSiR Krosno made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 WIKANA Start turnovers and outrebounded them 35-19 including 24 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MOSiR Krosno made 7 blocks. Guard Piotr Pluta (192-81, agency: Court Side) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Wojciech Pisarczyk (201-88) chipped in 16 points during the contest. MOSiR Krosno's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Tomasz Celej (198-78, agency: Promotex) responded with 30 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and forward Przemyslaw Luszczewski (195-80, agency: Promotex) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. MOSiR Krosno is looking forward to face SKK Siedlce on the road in the next round. WIKANA Start will play against Spojnia in Stargard and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Start Lublin: T.Celej 30+2reb, P.Luszczewski 8+6reb+1ast, P.Kowalski 8+2reb, L.Wilczek 8+2ast, M.Marciniak 6+1reb+2ast, L.Szczypka 4+2ast
MOSiR Krosno: P.Pluta 25+3reb, W.Pisarczyk 16+4reb+1ast, R.Partyka 14+3reb, L.Paul 9+8reb+1ast, S.Nowak 8+5reb+1ast, J.Szurlej 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 191376


Spojnia - Stal Ostrow 51-75

Very significant was Stal Ostrow's 24-point road victory against Spojnia 75-51. It looked good early as Spojnia took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Stal Ostrow had a 22-18 second period charge getting the lead and Spojnia was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 51-75. Stal Ostrow dominated down low during the game scoring 38 of its points in the paint compared to Spojnia's 18. Power forward Wojciech Zurawski (199-76) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and power forward Lukasz Olejnik (203-79) supported him with 15 points. Even 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks by the former international center Wiktor Grudzinski (208-78) did not help to save the game for Spojnia. Guard Bartlomiej Szczepaniak (187-81) added 12 points 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. Stal Ostrow will play against Astoria Bydg. in Bydgoszcz in the next round which might be another easy win for them. Spojnia will play on the road against WIKANA Start in Lublin to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Spojnia: B.Szczepaniak 12+1reb+2ast, W.Grudzinski 12+5reb+3ast, H.Pabian 8+1reb, A.Parzych 6+3reb+2ast, A.Soczewski 4+4reb, T.Stepien 4+2reb
Stal Ostrow: W.Zurawski 22+16reb+4ast, L.Olejnik 15+4reb+1ast, M.Kalowski 8+3reb, M.Szumelda-Krzycki 8+3reb+5ast, K.Chmielarz 6+1reb+3ast, M.Zebski 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 191377


AZS PP - MKS DG 64-71

Very expected game in Pozoan where AZS PP (0-2) was defeated by MKS DG (2-0) 71-64 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 38-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. MKS DG forced 29 AZS PP turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MKS DG made 12 blocks. Guard Lukasz Grzegorzewski (192-84) scored 20 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Pawel Zmarlak (195-82) chipped in 9 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Center Adam Metelski (208-83, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 21 rebounds and point guard Pawel Hybiak (173-89) scored 12 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. MKS DG will face P.Cukier SIDEn in Torun in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. AZS PP will play on the road against Znicz Basket in Pruszkow.
Top scorers:
AZS PP: A.Metelski 13+21reb+1ast, P.Hybiak 12+1reb+5ast, M.Sobkowiak 10+1reb, T.Baszak 9+3reb+3ast, M.Rostalski 6+3reb, L.Ulchurski 6+4reb
MKS DG: L.Grzegorzewski 20+3reb+3ast, M.Woloszyn 13, P.Zmarlak 9+12reb+1ast, J.Karolak 9+3reb+1ast, M.Maj 8+9reb+1ast, G.Grochowski 5+5reb+6ast
gschID: 191373


AZS Kutno - Znicz Basket 80-74

There was a surprise result when AZS Kutno (1-1) defeated at home Znicz Basket (1-1) 80-74 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-74. AZS Kutno forced 27 Znicz Basket turnovers and outrebounded them 39-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when AZS Kutno made 10 blocks. Forward Jakub Dluski (200-87) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Hubert Mazur (190-84, agency: Promotex) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Four AZS Kutno players scored in double figures. Forward Przemyslaw Szymanski (198-84) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and guard Michal Aleksandrowicz (188-89) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. AZS Kutno will face UMKS Kielce on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Znicz Basket will play against AZS PP in Pozoan.
Top scorers:
Znicz Basket: P.Szymanski 22+6reb, D.Czubek 11+2reb+1ast, M.Aleksandrowicz 11+6reb, A.Sulinski 9+3reb+3ast, T.Pisarczyk 8+5reb+1ast, D.Janiak 4+1reb+1ast
AZS Kutno: J.Dluski 19+15reb, H.Mazur 13+6reb+3ast, G.Malecki 12+2reb+1ast, D.Brek 10+3reb+6ast, M.Szwed 7+4reb, W.Glabas 6+4reb
gschID: 191374


Astoria Bydg. - Slask Wroclaw 61-92

Astoria Bydg. (0-2) was outscored at home by Slask Wroclaw (1-1) with the biggest margin this round 92-61 on Wednesday night. The game without a history. Slask Wroclaw 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 Astoria Bydg.'s 36. Slask Wroclaw forced 25 Astoria Bydg. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Slask Wroclaw made 13 blocks. Forward Lukasz Diduszko (197-86) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Pawel Kikowski (193-86, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 26 points during the contest. Forward Dorian Szyttenholm (194-83) responded with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Filip Malgorzaciak (194-93) scored 10 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Slask Wroclaw will face Polonia in Przemysl in the next round where they are favorite. Astoria Bydg. will play on the road against Stal Ostrow in Ostrow Wlkp..
Top scorers:
Astoria Bydg.: D.Szyttenholm 10+5reb+4ast, S.Laydych 10+4reb, F.Malgorzaciak 10+3reb+2ast, W.Szafranek 8+1ast, A.Barszczyk 6+4reb+2ast, P.Lewandowski 5+3reb+5ast
Slask Wroclaw: P.Kikowski 26+1reb+2ast, L.Diduszko 18+11reb+1ast, A.Mroczek-Truskowski 14+4reb+4ast, K.Sulima 7+6reb+2ast, P.Bochenkiewicz 6+3reb+1ast, M.Flieger 6
gschID: 191375


Polonia - UMKS Kielce 64-65

Very important is a home loss of Polonia (1-1) against UMKS Kielce (1-1) on Wednesday night. Host Polonia was edged by UMKS Kielce in a tough game in Przemysl 64-65. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 20-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when UMKS Kielce made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was swingman Marcin Wrobel (200-87) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Lukasz Fafara (194-84) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Forward Artur Mikolajko (197-79) produced 9 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Michal Musijowski (180-89) added 7 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. UMKS Kielce will meet at home AZS Kutno in the next round. Polonia will play against Slask Wroclaw.
Top scorers:
Polonia: B.Bal 11+1reb+1ast, A.Mikolajko 9+10reb, T.Przewrocki 9+3reb+2ast, D.Wyka 9+5reb+1ast, M.Musijowski 7+6reb+6ast, G.Kukielka 7+2reb+1ast
UMKS Kielce: L.Fafara 13+3reb+5ast, M.Wrobel 13+12reb, W.Miernik 12+4reb, A.Busz 7+4reb+3ast, K.Kamecki 5+2reb, D.Tokarski 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 191370


AZS Radex - SKK Siedlce 58-67

AZS Radex was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Siedlce 67-58 on Wednesday night. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But AZS Radex won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SKK Siedlce dominated on the defensive end, holding AZS Radex to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 24 AZS Radex turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when SKK Siedlce made 8 blocks. Point guard Radoslaw Basinski (188-78) scored 14 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Tomasz Deja (200-83) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four SKK Siedlce players scored in double figures. SKK Siedlce's coach Tomasz Araszkiewicz allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Karol Pytys (202-85) responded with 8 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Lukasz Pacocha (182-82, agency: Promotex) scored 15 points and 4 assists. SKK Siedlce will face MOSiR Krosno at home in the next round. AZS Radex will play against Sokol Lancut.
Top scorers:
AZS Radex: L.Pacocha 15+1reb+4ast, M.Majcherek 9+1reb, K.Pytys 8+10reb+3ast, L.Biela 8+4reb+1ast, J.Koszuta 6+4reb, M.Raczynski 6+2reb+2ast
SKK Siedlce: R.Basinski 14+9reb+6ast, K.Sulima 14+4reb, T.Deja 14+5reb, A.Czerwonka 12, J.Czyz 3+4reb, M.Rapucha 3+1reb
gschID: 191371


P.Cukier SIDEn - Sokol Lancut 72-64

P.Cukier SIDEn (2-0) defeated one of their biggest challengers Sokol Lancut (1-1) 72-64. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-18. But Sokol Lancut won third quarter 23-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. P.Cukier SIDEn forced 25 Sokol Lancut turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Guard Jacek Jarecki (197-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Piotr Smigielski (190-89) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Michal Baran (185-80) replied with 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and forward Kacper Mlynarski (200-92) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sokol Lancut. Four Sokol Lancut players scored in double figures. P.Cukier SIDEn's next round opponent will be MKS DG in Dabrowa Gornicza and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sokol Lancut will play at home against AZS Radex in Szczecin.
Top scorers:
Sokol Lancut: M.Klima 12+1reb+3ast, M.Baran 12+5reb+4ast, K.Mlynarski 11+8reb, T.Fortuna 10+1reb+3ast, P.Halas 9+1reb+2ast, B.Dubiel 4+4reb+2ast
P.Cukier SIDEn: J.Jarecki 15+5reb, P.Smigielski 13+6reb+1ast, M.Kowalewski 12+2reb, R.Plebanek 8+2reb, S.Sikora 8+4reb+1ast, L.Zytko 6+3reb+8ast
gschID: 191372



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  RUSSIA   

Standings - Superleague A

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: N.Novgorod - Unics 86-73
Oct. 3: Khimky - Triumph 76-72
Oct. 3: Lokomotiv - Krasnie Krilya 74-72
Oct. 3: Enisey - Spartak SP 64-70
Oct. 3: Spartak-Prim. - CSKA 51-82

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 14: CSKA - Enisey
Oct. 18: Lokomotiv - Spartak-Prim.
Oct. 19: Krasnie Krilya - N.Novgorod


Stats Leaders - Superleague A

Points Per Game
 Sergey KARASEV
  Triumph
  (202-SG-93)
  Avg: 23
 1. Karasev, Triumph23.0 
 2. Beverley, Spart.21.0 
 3. Fridzon, Khimky20.0 
 4. Gillenwater, Spart.17.0 
 5. Zhukanenko, Khimky17.0 
 6. Brezec, N.Novgorod16.0 
 7. Teodosic, CSKA16.0 
 8. Trotter, N.Novgorod16.0 
 9. Rich, Enisey15.0 
 10. Carter, Spartak SP15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Primoz BREZEC
  N.Novgorod
  (216-F/C-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Brezec, N.Novgorod10.0 
 2. McKee, Triumph9.0 
 3. Augustine, Khimky8.0 
 4. Antonov, N.Novgor.8.0 
 5. Dowdell, Enisey7.0 
 6. Karasev, Triumph7.0 
 7. Gillenwater, Spart.6.0 
 8. Panin, N.Novgorod6.0 
 9. Vorontsevich, CSKA6.0 
 10. Dragicevic, Spart.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Obie TROTTER
  N.Novgorod
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Trotter, N.Novgorod5.0 
 2. Naimy, Triumph5.0 
 3. Teodosic, CSKA5.0 
 4. Planinic, Khimky5.0 
 5. Komarovskiy, Eni.4.0 
 6. Samoylenko, Unics4.0 
 7. Jackson, CSKA4.0 
 8. McKee, Triumph4.0 
 9. Koponen, Khimky4.0 
 10. Wright, Spartak SP3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle LANDRY
  Triumph
  (207-C/F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Landry, Triumph4.0 
 2. McKee, Triumph3.0 
 3. Beverley, Spart.3.0 
 4. Jackson, CSKA2.0 
 5. Kurbanov, Spart.2.0 
 6. Fridzon, Khimky2.0 
 7. Nicholas, CSKA2.0 
 8. Dowdell, Enisey2.0 
 9. Goldcamp, Spartak-.2.0 
 10. Komarovskiy, Eni.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Khimky
  (202-PF-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Monya, Khimky2.0 
 2. Rizvic, Enisey2.0 
 3. Mitchell, Triumph1.0 
 4. Rivers, Khimky1.0 
 5. Gillenwater, Spart.1.0 
 6. Shashkov, N.Nov.1.0 
 7. Karasev, Triumph1.0 
 8. Toporov, Triumph1.0 
 9. Lyday, Unics1.0 
 10. Vougioukas, Unics1.0 


Welcome to PBL 2012/2013 season! - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in PBL just started.

Enisey - Spartak SP 64-70

The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 16-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Patrick Beverley (185-88, college: Arkansas) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and Montenegrin power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Spartak St.Petersburg's coach Jurij Zdovc used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American point guard Zabian Dowdell (191-84, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Jason Rich (191-86) scored 15 points. Spartak St.Petersburg keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams.


Spartak SP: P.Beverley 21+3reb+2ast, J.Carter 15, V.Dragicevic 11+6reb+1ast, F.Dmitriev 8+1reb, L.Mavrokefalidis 4+2reb+1ast, Z.Wright 4+6reb+3ast
Enisey: J.Rich 15+4reb+1ast, Z.Dowdell 12+7reb+3ast, A.Komarovskiy 11+3reb+4ast, H.Rizvic 8+3reb+1ast, P.Gubanov 7+4reb+1ast, E.Kikanovic 7+3reb


gschID: 200689


N.Novgorod - Unics 86-73

The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 42-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BC Nizhny Novgorod made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. BC Nizhny Novgorod outrebounded Unics Kazan 36-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American-Hungarian point guard Obie Trotter (188-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. Greek power forward Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-83) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds and Greek power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis) added 13 points respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
N.Novgorod: P.Brezec 16+10reb, O.Trotter 16+2reb+5ast, F.Videnov 10+3reb+2ast, S.Antonov 10+8reb+2ast, V.Panin 8+6reb+1ast, E.Baburin 7+2reb+1ast
Unics: T.Lyday 13+2reb, K.Kaimakoglou 13+6reb+1ast, I.Vougioukas 13+3reb, C.Eidson 10+1reb+2ast, I.Zamanskiy 8+1reb, A.Dedushkin 6+2reb


gschID: 200690


Khimky - Triumph 76-72

Khimky used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Lubertsy 76-72 on Wednesday night. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-72. Khimky made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. International guard Vitaliy Fridzon (195-85, agency: Alti Sport) fired 20 points for the winners. International forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 17 points. International Sergey Karasev (202-93) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side.


Top scorers:
Khimky: V.Fridzon 20+3reb+2ast, A.Zhukanenko 17+4reb+1ast, Z.Planinic 12+4reb+5ast, K.Rivers 9+4reb+3ast, J.Augustine 8+8reb+1ast, S.Monya 6+4reb
Triumph: S.Karasev 23+7reb+1ast, T.McKee 14+9reb+4ast, Y.Naimy 12+2reb+5ast, E.Valiev 7+4reb, T.Mitchell 7+2reb+1ast, K.Landry 5+4reb+1ast


gschID: 200691


Lokomotiv - Krasnie Krilya 74-72

Spartak-Prim. - CSKA 51-82

It looked good early as Spartak-Prim. took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then CSKA Moscow had a 25-4 second period charge getting the lead and Spartak-Prim. was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 51-82. CSKA Moscow dominated on the defensive end, holding Spartak-Prim. to just 4 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Spartak-Prim. 36-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Spartak-Prim. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) nailed 16 points and 5 assists for the winning side and American guard Aaron Jackson (190-86, college: Duquesne) accounted for 10 points and 4 assists. Four CSKA Moscow players scored in double figures. American forward Troy Gillenwater (205-88, college: N.Mexico St.) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (197-84, college: CS Northridge) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Spartak-Prim. in the defeat.


Top scorers:
CSKA: M.Teodosic 16+4reb+5ast, N.Krstic 13+3reb+1ast, D.Nicholas 13+2reb+1ast, A.Jackson 10+4reb+4ast, A.Vorontsevich 6+6reb+2ast, E.Voronov 6+1reb+1ast
Spartak-Prim.: T.Gillenwater 17+6reb+1ast, A.Zabelin 11+4reb, M.Efevberha 9+6reb+3ast, P.Delaney 4+2reb+2ast, K.Nesterov 3+1reb, K.Goldcamp 2


gschID: 201145



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  SERBIA   


Dejan Milojevic takes over Mega Vizura - by Eurobasket News

Dejan Milojevic became the new head coach of Mega Vizura. Dejan Milojevic worked lately as the manager of the team. It will be the first coaching stint for Dejan Milojevic . He finished his players career not long ago. Dejan Milojevic played for Galatasaray in 2008/09 season last. Dejan Milojevic was an excellent player. He was named All-Serbia and Montenegro League Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Milojevic was also trumped All-Adriatic League Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Dejan Milojevic used to play for Yugoslavian National Team in 1999/2005. In 2006 he joined Serbia and Montenegro National Team.


Nesovic signs for OKK Beograd, Dimitrijevic extends contract, Murganic signs first professional contract - by Zoran Popovic

Aleksej Nesovic (189-PG-85, agency: Beo Basket) is new enforcement in Srdjan Jekovic crew. Nesovic is very experienced player and he signs one year contract deal with OKK Beograd, with lot of expectations of management of team. During the career Nesovic played for Crvenu Zvezdu, Ergonom Best, KK Zagreb, Hemofarm Vrac, Fuenlabrada, AEP Olimpias Patron, Prokom Trefl, Olimpija Ljubljana, Aliga Petkim, Buducnost Podgorica i Radnicki Kragujevac. Aleksej Nesovic is player of Bosnia and Herzegovina National team.

In the same time Milos Dimitrijevic (195-G-90) extends contract with OKK Beograd. Milos Dimitrijevic was born in July 24, 1990 in Beograd. Dimitrijevic passed all youth OKK Beograd teams and becomes member senior team from his junior season 2007.

First professional contract signs young Marko Murganic (193-F-94). Murganic was born January 29, 1994 in Belgrade and before OKK Beograd played for FMP and Partizan youth teams.



Milivoje Lazic out, Vlada Vukoicic in Crvena zvezda - by Ivan Milenkovic

Milivoje Lazic was head coach of Crvena zvezda Beograd Diva in only two official games! After two disappointing games and defeats to Split (81-87) and Zadar (81-98), club's president Nebojsa Covic decided to sack former assistant coach of Svetislav Pesic. New head coach of Crvena zvezda Beograd will be Vlada Vukoicic, who is coming from Mega Vizura. 39-year-old coach already worked with Nebojsa Covic in FMP Zeleznik, but didn't have a lot of success with other teams he coached - Hemofarm Vrsac, Oostende, Bosna and Mega Vizura.


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  SPAIN   

Standings - ACB

ACB Standings
 1. Real Madrid 2-0 
 2. Asefa Estudian. 1-0 
 3. Blusens M. 1-0 
 4. CAI Zaragoza 1-0 
 5. FIATC Joventut 1-0 
 6. G.Canaria 2014 1-0 
 7. UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 8. Valencia 1-0 
 9. Blancos de R. 1-1 
 10. Assignia M. 0-1 
 11. Caja Laboral 0-1 
 12. Cajasol 0-1 
 13. CB Canarias 0-1 
 14. FCB Regal 0-1 
 15. Gescrap BB 0-1 
 16. Lagun Aro GBC 0-1 
 17. Mad-Croc 0-1 
 18. Unicaja 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: Blancos de R. - Real Madrid 75-100
Oct. 7: Unicaja - FIATC Joventut
Oct. 7: Lagun Aro GBC - Asefa Estudian.
Oct. 7: Gescrap BB - FCB Regal
Oct. 7: Assignia M. - G.Canaria 2014
Oct. 7: Mad-Croc - Blusens M.
Oct. 7: UCAM Murcia - Valencia
Oct. 7: Caja Laboral - Cajasol
Oct. 6: CB Canarias - CAI Zaragoza


Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Nikola MIROTIC
  Real Madrid
  (207-F/C-91)
  Avg: 20
 1. Mirotic, Real Madr.20.0 
 2. Sinanovic, Blanco.20.0 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid12.5 
 4. O''Leary, Blancos12.0 
 5. Tripkovic, Blanco.10.5 
 6. Rodriguez, Real M.10.0 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.9.5 
 8. Reyes, Real Madrid9.0 
 9. Renfroe, Blancos8.5 
 10. Navarro, Blancos8.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nedzad SINANOVIC
  Blanco.
  (221-C-83)
  Avg: 9
 1. Sinanovic, Blanco.9.0 
 2. Mirotic, Real Madr.6.5 
 3. O''Leary, Blancos5.5 
 4. Martin, Blancos5.5 
 5. Suarez, Real M.5.0 
 6. Begic, Real Madrid3.0 
 7. Renfroe, Blancos3.0 
 8. Slaughter, Real M.3.0 
 9. Mohammed, Blancos2.5 
 10. Tripkovic, Blanco.2.5 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  Blancos .
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Renfroe, Blancos4.5 
 2. Rodriguez, Real M.3.5 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid3.0 
 4. Fernandez, Real M.3.0 
 5. Draper, Real M.2.0 
 6. Mohammed, Blancos1.5 
 7. Tripkovic, Blanco.1.5 
 8. O''Leary, Blancos1.5 
 9. Navarro, Blancos1.5 
 10. Pocius, Real Madr.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rudy FERNANDEZ
  Real M.
  (198-SF-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fernandez, Real M.3.0 
 2. Renfroe, Blancos2.0 
 3. Mirotic, Real Madr.2.0 
 4. Draper, Real M.2.0 
 5. Reyes, Real Madrid1.5 
 6. Sinanovic, Blanco.1.5 
 7. Suarez, Real M.1.0 
 8. Martin, Blancos1.0 
 9. Slaughter, Real M.1.0 
 10. Mohammed, Blancos1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nedzad SINANOVIC
  Blanco.
  (221-C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sinanovic, Blanco.1.5 
 2. Mirotic, Real Madr.1.5 
 3. Begic, Real Madrid1.5 
 4. O''Leary, Blancos1.0 
 5. Fernandez, Real M.1.0 
 6. Slaughter, Real M.1.0 
 7. Rodriguez, Real M.0.5 
 8. Grimau, Blancos0.0 
 9. Renfroe, Blancos0.0 
 10. Mohammed, Blancos0.0 


Spanish EBA Round 3 Best Performance: David Calvo - by Mariano Galindo

Center David Calvo (200-C-82) had an amazing evening for Stadium Casablanca, receiving a Eurobasket.com EBA Player of the Week award for round 1. The 30-year old player was close to have a double-double, with 27 points and 9 rebounds and 34 index rating, while his could not win vs CB Santfeliuenc at home. Moreover, other group (B) of EBA League started last weekend. Javier Salson (199-F-82, college: Bloomfield), playing for Real Canoe, was one of the best men in this round, with 31 index rating.


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  SWEDEN   

Standings - BasketEttan

Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Umea 3-0 
 2. LF Future 2-0 
 3. Taby 2-0 
 4. Akropol 1-0 
 5. Blackeberg 1-1 
 6. Solna Branten 1-1 
 7. BG Lulea 1-1 
 8. Alvik Basket 1-2 
 9. Orongo 1-2 
 10. Uppsala KFUM 0-1 
 11. Fryshuset 0-2 
 12. Jarva Devils 0-3 
South
 1. Boras II 2-0 
 2. Brahe Basket 2-0 
 3. Eos 2-0 
 4. Haga Haninge 1-0 
 5. Hoganas 1-0 
 6. Eskilstuna 1-1 
 7. Hogsbo 1-1 
 8. Malbas 1-1 
 9. Helsingborg 0-2 
 10. Jarfalla 0-2 
 11. Sanda 0-2 
 12. Talje 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

North

Oct. 3: Alvik Basket - Jarva Devils 86-70
Oct. 6: Uppsala KFUM - Solna Branten
Oct. 6: Orongo - BG Lulea
Oct. 6: Akropol - Fryshuset
Oct. 10: Umea - BG Lulea

Round 2

Oct. 4: Taby - Akropol
Oct. 6: Haga Haninge - Hoganas

South

Oct. 6: Eskilstuna - Sanda
Oct. 7: Boras II - Helsingborg
Oct. 7: Talje - Hoganas
Oct. 7: Brahe Basket - Eos
Oct. 7: Malbas - Hogsbo


Stats Leaders - BasketEttan

Points Per Game
 Markus LENNGREN
  Hogsbo
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Lenngren, Hogsbo25.5 
 2. Dawit, Fryshuset25.0 
 3. Sellin, Helsingborg21.5 
 4. Saleman, Umea19.3 
 5. Gafor, Malbas19.0 
 6. Ronnqvist, LF Fu.19.0 
 7. Flink, BG Lulea19.0 
 8. Andersson, Taby18.5 
 9. Westerlund, Taby18.5 
 10. Bankhead, Malbas17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin UKHAGBE
  Brahe B.
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Ukhagbe, Brahe B.13.5 
 2. Sellin, Helsingborg12.5 
 3. Medjedoub, Eos10.5 
 4. Lindback, LF Futu.10.0 
 5. Ferizi, Malbas10.0 
 6. Saya, LF Future9.5 
 7. Saleman, Umea9.3 
 8. Hallberg, BG Lulea9.0 
 9. Lenngren, Hogsbo9.0 
 10. Larsson, Talje8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Johan WESTERLUND
  Taby
  (191-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Westerlund, Taby10.0 
 2. Trott, Hogsbo6.5 
 3. Nystrom, Eos6.0 
 4. Gjorup, Eos5.5 
 5. Blazevic, Talje5.5 
 6. Merzoug, Taby5.0 
 7. Dilek, Fryshuset5.0 
 8. Lundin, Taby5.0 
 9. Pierre, Umea4.7 
 10. Bankhead, Malbas4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jakob ERIKSSON
  LF Future
  (199-F-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Eriksson, LF Future3.5 
 2. Halling, Jarfalla3.0 
 3. Lundin, Taby3.0 
 4. Medjedoub, Eos3.0 
 5. Dilek, Fryshuset3.0 
 6. Sellin, Helsingborg3.0 
 7. Flink, BG Lulea3.0 
 8. Hansson, Alvik B.2.7 
 9. Jagbeck, Alvik B.2.7 
 10. Andersson, Boras2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakob ERIKSSON
  LF Future
  (199-F-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Eriksson, LF Future2.5 
 2. Saleman, Umea2.3 
 3. Robinson, Brahe B.2.0 
 4. Dawit, Fryshuset2.0 
 5. Hallberg, BG Lulea1.5 
 6. Kidane, Solna B.1.5 
 7. Mukoko, Brahe B.1.5 
 8. Gustafsson, Helsin.1.0 
 9. Larsson, Talje1.0 
 10. Sjostrom, Helsing.1.0 



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  SYRIA   


Syria finished Third in the WABA U16 Championship - by Tarek Burhan

Syria finished 3rd in the WABA U16 Championship which was held in Jordan from 26 till 28 October 2012. Syria played in the first day against the Host team Jordan, It was tough
game .. but the Syrian NT had a big won, the game finished by 20 points for Syria and the final results was 56/36 .. with 23free throws missed ..

in the second game .. Syria played against Lebanon, We had the first lost in the competition after strong performance from the Syrian Side .. the game finished by 6pts for the
Lebanese side, final result was 60/54 .. but the Syrian Side missed 29 free throws !!!!!

and in the final game of WABA U16 Championship first round .. Syrian NT got the second lost against the Champion Iran .. after very strong and amazing performance from the Syrian
Side .. the game finished for the Iranian side by 5pts only !! the final result was 67/62, it was very tied game .. Iran beat Lebanon and Jordan by more 20points average !!

Full respect for the Coaching staff which include Tane Spasev , George Shakar, Odai Khabbaz for them effort with the National team .. the did very good job .. maybe we have more
time to preparation for the second round of WABA U16 which will host in Iran at March ..



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  TURKEY   


Fenerbahce starts Spor Toto Turkey Cup with victory - by Pervin Elgin

In the first round of the Spor Toto Turkey Cup in Izmir, Fenerbahce Ulker's Basketball Team started with a clear win over Erdemirspor: 91-59. Top scorer for Fenerbahce Ulker was Omer Onan (194-G-78) with 23 points. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) added 18, Lester McCalebb 15.

In Halkapinar Sports Hall, the game started with scores by Omer Onan (194-G-78), Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier), Ilkan Karaman (205-F-90), Oguz Savas (212-C-87) and Lester McCalebb. Fenerbahce closed the first period 17-24 behind, but turned things around in the second period. At the halftime buzzer, Fenerbahce was leading with 40-34.

The third period started with baskets by Omer Onan (194-G-78) and Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89). Ulker increased the lead and closed the quarter with a 23-point advantage: 46-69. In the final period Fenerbahce's superiority continued, resulting in a clear 91-59 victory.

On wednesday, October 3 Fenerbahce will play their second match in the Spor Toto Turkey Cup against Olin Edirne.

Omer Onan (23 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds), Bojan Bogdanovic (18 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound), Lester McCalebb (15 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds), Oguz Savas (11 points, 8 rebounds), Romain Sato (8 points, 4 rebounds), Emir Preldzic (6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds), Ilkan Karaman (7 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound), Kaya Peker (3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds).



Antalya BB signs Warren Carter - by Orhun Ozdemir

Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye coach Altar Tunckol announced that they have parted ways with Greg Mangano (208-F-89, college: Yale) who can not meet the expectations in Pre-Season Games and they have signed Warren Carter (205-F/C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) to replace him.

This will be Carter's second experience in Turkey as he played in TBL with Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya 5 years ago and averaged 18 points, 8.5 rebounds. Last year 27 year-old player was in Belgium League with Belfius Mons-Hainaut and averaged 8.1 pts, 5.1 rebounds.



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Duncan = The Big Discount? - by David Edole

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS-- Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) s Hall of Fame credentials are set. His legacy needs no polishing at this late stage of his magnificent career.

And yet Duncan continues to shine.

Hes doing it this time without even touching the court. By taking a whopping 54 percent pay cut to remain with the Spurs, he abstained from the summers free-agent-palooza and allowed the Spurs to maintain their financial flexibility. That helped San Antonio keep its core group intact as it tries to mount one last championship run in the Duncan era.

As Jeff McDonald of the Express News reports, there was no need for a negotiating session:

Im an awful negotiator, Duncan said, chuckling. My agent was mad at me the whole time.

Duncan was on hand at the Spurs practice facility Tuesday for the start of his 16th NBA training camp. That would have been surprising only if the notoriously casual dresser had arrived in something out of Craig Sagers wardrobe.

Though technically a free agent for about a week in early July, the 36-year-old Duncan said he never seriously considered retirement and never remotely entertained the idea of playing elsewhere.

Ive been here for so long, said Duncan, who took no calls from rival teams. This is home for me.

Thats a welcome statement for NBA observers who still cringe at the memory of Hakeem Olajuwon in a Toronto Raptors jersey or Patrick Ewing in Seattle SuperSonics green.

Taking that pay cut means Duncan instantly became The Big Discount. With his reported $9.6 million salary, Duncan moves from near the top of the leagues earnings list to a new spot behind the likes of Al Jefferson and Carlos Boozer, solid big men who will both earn $15 million this season but wont rank anywhere near Duncan when their careers are over.

Two Gordons, Eric ($13.6) and Ben ($12.4), will both earn more than Duncan this season, as will Hedo Turkoglu ($11.8), Corey Maggette ($10.9), DeAndre Jordan and even former Spurs swingman Richard Jefferson ($10.1).

That doesnt include the four amnestied players Brandon Roy, Gilbert Arena, Elton Brand and Rashard Lewis all of whom will earn between $21 (Roy) and $15 (Lewis) million for not playing with the teams that owed them that money. Arenas isnt even on anyones training camp roster.

In an era when folks love to poke players for being all about the Benjamins, Duncan deserves some credit for being about everything but his own bottom line!



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  UKRAINE   


Miroslav Raduljica gets MVP of the Week award for Ukrainian Superleague - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Azovmash and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 24-year old center had the game-high 21 points adding four rebounds for Azovmash in his team's victory, helping them to beat Mykolaiv (#12, 0-1) 83-72. Azovmash is placed at 2nd position in Ukrainian Superleague. Azovmash will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Raduljica as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Miroslav Raduljica averages just after three games 10.0ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Azovmash's star - 26-year old Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-F/C-86, agency: Beo Basket). Dragicevic impressed basketball fans with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Azovmash cruised to a 83-72 relatively comfortable win over Mykolaiv (0-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Dragicevic is a newcomer at Azovmash 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 13.3ppg (#9). He also registered 8.7 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Doron Perkins (188-PG-83) of BC Donetsk (#8). Perkins showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, seven rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Perkins' great performance BC Donetsk lost 73-81 to Khimik (#1, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing BC Donetsk needs is to lose another game like this one. Their record is 1 victory and 1 lost game. The season just started for Perkins as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Arminas Urbutis (205-C/F-86) of Mykolaiv - 15 points and 4 rebounds
5. Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78) of BC Donetsk - 14 points and 9 rebounds
6. Oleksiy Pecherov (213-C-85) of Azovmash - 8 points and 6 rebounds
7. D'or Fischer (211-C-81) of BC Donetsk - 11 points and 7 rebounds
8. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87) of Khimik - 19 points
9. Ramel Curry (192-G-80) of BC Donetsk - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Rinalds Sirsnins (186-PG-85) of Mykolaiv - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


New Season!!! - by Jeremy Bell

Whats Good World, Its been awhile but im glad to be back playing basketball overseas. I had a great summer, by taking some time off away from the game and on vacation. I had my second annual basketball camp in my home town and it was a huge success. It was a week long and im sure all the kids had a great time, got some experience and learn a lot about skills, fundamentals and teamwork. Soon after i begin my offseason training and refreshment for this upcoming season. Arrival to the UK for training camp was something new because last year the Raiders were already in season. Im glad i was able to be apart of the program the organization had in place for us. Our strenghten and conditioning coach "Charlie" does amazing work. Now the season has started, although we have some good chemistry because of the group of guys coach signed. There is always room for improvement. Coach did a great job of bringing 2 of my former teammates from the Cheshire Jets to Plymouth. Speaking of the Jets, its great to see them find away to stay in the league. I support them every game with the exception of when we play them lol. But i am very pleased that Colin and Matt has joined our core group this year instead. We are going to be a more uptempo team this year which suits my game well. Its going to be a fun year as we are on a chase for Championships!!! Til next time, Stay up Jeremy Bell


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  URUGUAY   

Standings - LUB

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 1: Malvin - Tabare 88-80
Oct. 2: Hebraica - Cordon 86-67
Oct. 2: Bigua - Defensor 81-90
Oct. 1: Trouville - Montevideo 80-62
Oct. 1: Nacional - Sayago 79-93
Oct. 3: Bohemios - Olimpia
Oct. 3: Larre Borges - Welcome

Round 1

Oct. 1: Aguada - Welcome 67-76


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 33.2
 1. Keenan, Trouville33.2 
 2. Baxley, Defensor28.8 
 3. Garcia Moral., Agu.25.0 
 4. Alvarez, Sayago23.7 
 5. Ambres, Nacional22.4 
 6. Johnson, Bigua21.5 
 7. Jeffries, Bigua21.3 
 8. Haller, Montevideo21.0 
 9. Garbarino, Tabare20.8 
 10. Shellman, Sayago20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Krys FABER
  Welcome
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Faber, Welcome14.3 
 2. Shellman, Sayago13.0 
 3. Passos, Hebraica13.0 
 4. Martin, Nacional10.8 
 5. Hayes, Aguada10.5 
 6. Myles, Malvin10.4 
 7. Johnson, Bigua10.3 
 8. Haller, Montevideo10.0 
 9. Blankson, Un.Atlet.9.7 
 10. Morris, Cordon9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Federico BAVOSI
  Un.Atletica
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Bavosi, Un.Atletica9.3 
 2. Fitipaldo, Malvin7.2 
 3. Gonzalez, Aguada6.8 
 4. Cortizas, Welcome6.5 
 5. Barrera, Hebraica6.4 
 6. Taboada, Un.Atlet.6.0 
 7. Aguiar, Hebraica5.8 
 8. Tornaria, Trouville5.6 
 9. Jeffries, Bigua5.5 
 10. Garcia Moral., Ag.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo ROSELLI
  Larre Borges
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Roselli, Larre Bor.3.3 
 2. Garcia, Cordon2.5 
 3. Cortizas, Welcome2.5 
 4. Barrera, Hebraica2.4 
 5. Trelles, Bohemios2.3 
 6. De Gouveia, Tabare2.0 
 7. Jennings, Cordon2.0 
 8. Garcia Moral., Agu.2.0 
 9. Jeffries, Bigua2.0 
 10. Aguilera, Trouvil.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon ROGERS
  Un.Atletica
  (204-C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Rogers, Un.Atletica3.3 
 2. January, Larre B.2.7 
 3. Kanis, Trouville2.6 
 4. Faber, Welcome2.5 
 5. Passos, Hebraica1.8 
 6. Haller, Montevideo1.7 
 7. Harrison, Bohemios1.3 
 8. Johnson, Bigua1.3 
 9. Newsome, Malvin1.2 
 10. Vanderbeken, Hebr.1.2 


Results for the Uruguayan League 5th round - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League 5th round
Defensor Sporting 90 - Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) 36 points 4 rebounds 3 assists, Jose Juan Bravo (202-C-86) 17 points 10 rebounds 2 assists.
Bigua 81 - Chris Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 34 points 3 rebounds 8 assists, Anthony Johnson (203-F-88, college: Fairfield) 20 points 11 rebounds 3 blocks
- - -
Hebarica Macabi 86 - Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) 17 points 14 rebounds, Jamie Vanderbeken (210-F-87, college: Iowa St.) 12 points 6 rebounds, Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) 16 points 3 rebounds 7 assists
Cordon 67 - Alejandro Perez (200-F-78) 12 points 6 rebounds, Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, college: Gardner-Webb) 7 poiunts 3 rebounds
- - -
The game Bohemios - Olimpia was postponed.




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Women News

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. China5-0
2. Japan4-1
3. Taiwan3-2
4. S.Korea2-3
5. Thailand1-4
6. Malaysia0-5
Group B
1. India5-0
2. Hong Kong3-1
3. Kazakhstan.3-2
4. Singapore2-3
5. Sri Lanka1-4
6. Uzbekistan.0-4

Preliminary Round: Round 5

A

Oct. 3: TAI - KOR 88-71
Oct. 3: JPN - MAS 84-29
Oct. 3: THA - CHN 37-81

B

Oct. 3: KAZ - SIN 71-59
Oct. 3: IND - SRI 114-27

Semi-Finals: Round 1

Qual. Round

Oct. 5: THA - HKG
Oct. 5: MAS - IND

SEMIFINAL

Oct. 5: CHN - KOR
Oct. 5: JPN - TAI


Preliminary Round ends in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News

Level I
Thailand - China 37-81
China remains undefeated at the U18 Asia Championship. The team won over Thailand 81:37 to finish Group A with 5-0 record. Thailand could not make it to the Semifinals as they finished 5th with 1-4 record. China started with 19-10 and added massive 20-9 in the second frame. The favorites dominated also the second half and never slowed down. They won the third period 22-14 and led 28 points after 3 quarters. Moreover China won the last stanza 20-4 and increased to the final 81:37 win. Gong Li (187-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) nailed 12. Yang LiWei followed them with 11, while Yang Hengyu added 9. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) and Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) answered with 10 points each in the losing effort.

Japan - Malaysia 84-29
Japan recorded the fourth victory at U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Malaysia for 4-1 record in the second position in Level I group. Kanako Masuoka (173-G-94) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners. Japan ensured a quick start. They cleared off to a 24:10 lead after ten minutes. Japan boosted the gap in the second term. They established a comfortable 46:15 halftime advantage. The margin grew deeper in the third period. Japan accounted for a massive 67:22 lead heading into the fourth term. They did not slow down and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) and Mirai Tamura (164-PG-94) accounted for 13 points each for the winners. Michelle Lee (165-G-88) answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Chu Yun Teo had 6 points in the loss.

Taiwan - South Korea 88-71
Taiwan registered the third victory at U18 Asia Championship preliminary round. They knocked down South Korea to clinch the third position at Level I ladder. South Korea finished at 2-3 record in the fourth spot. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) came up with 22 points to lead the winners. Taiwan dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 42:32 halftime lead. South Korea could not change the complexion of the game in the second half. Taiwan boosted the gap to as many as 16 point at the final intermission. They outscored South Korea in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) scored 20 points, while Chen Wei-An contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kim Hanbi (180-C-94) answered with 18 points for South Korea. Kang Leeseul netted 16 points in the loss.

Level II
India - Sri Lanka 114-27
India wins Level II with 4-0 record as they stormed past Sri Lanka in the start of the last day of the Preliminary Round. The team won 114:27 and remained undefeated. Sri Lanka meanwhile finished with 0-4 record. India won the first period 25-13 and added massive 33-6 in the second period. Moreover the favorites limited Sri Lanka to just two points in the third period. They erupted with 27-2 and enjoyed 85:21 after 30 minutes. They added 29-6 in the last stanza for a comfortable win. P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 16 rebounds, while Anjana Geetha (177-F-94) and Anjana Ekka (174-F-95) scored 15 each. Kaur Sharanjeet followed them with 11 points in a win. Chamodi Liyanaralalage (164-F-95) nailed 13 points in defeat and Ravindran Anne added 6.

Kazakhstan - Singapore 71-59
Kazakhstan registered the third win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Singapore for 3-2 record in Level II group. Singapore fell at 2-3 record after the loss. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Kazakh team. Singapore surged ahead in the opening frame. They established a 15:9 lead after ten minutes. Kazakhstan increased the tempo and easily overcame the deficit. They spurred in front to take a 35:23 halftime lead. Kazakhstan stayed in charge throughout the third term. They established an 18-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Singapore cut the margin but could not challenge the deficit as Kazakhstan rolled to the win. Anastassiya Ovechkina (177-G-95) finished with 15 points, while Xeniya Golod added 8 points in the win. Lim Alanna (172-C-94) answered with 16 points for Singapore. Tok Hui Min had 15 points in the loss.



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Blue Cats Ieper replace Latoya Drake with a new player - by Eurobasket News

Blue Cats Ieper have decided to make some changes on the roster after a losing start to their Division I campaign. They released Latoya Drake (188-F/C-86, college: Miami, FL) because the team failed to obtain her visa. She entered the second straight season with Blue Cats and notched 12.3 points and 6.2 boards per game last season.
Instead Ieper brought in Anda Nedovic (193-F-83, college: Colorado. Anda Nedovic spent the last season in France. She played for Armentieres. Her stats read 11.3 points and 5.3 boards per game in LF2.



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Paulista standings - by Eurobasket News

Paulista Standings
 1. Santo Andre 4-1 
 2. Sao Jose 4-1 
 3. Abdala 3-1 
 4. Guarulhos 3-2 
 5. Ourinhos 2-0 
 6. ABPV 2-2 
 7. Recreativa 2-2 
 8. Rio Claro 2-2 
 9. Americana 1-1 
 10. Marilia 1-3 
 11. Sao Caetano 1-4 
 12. XV/Unimep 0-2 
 13. Divino/COC 0-4 



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U18 Asia Championship: China remains undefeated - by Eurobasket News

Thailand U18-China U18 37:81

China remains undefeated at the U18 Asia Championship. The team won over Thailand 81:37 to finish Group A with 5-0 record. Thailand could not make it to the Semifinals as they finished 5th with 1-4 record.
China started with 19-10 and added massive 20-9 in the second frame. The favorites dominated also the second half and never slowed down. They won the third period 22-14 and led 28 points after 3 quarters. Moreover China won the last stanza 20-4 and increased to the final 81:37 win.
Gong Li (187-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) nailed 12. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) followed them with 11, while Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) added 9. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) and Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) answered with 10 points each in the losing effort.

Thailand U18: Sirirak Daenkaewmoon 10, Supira Kianbut 10
China U18: Gong Li 16, Huang Sijing 12, Yang LiWei 11, Yang Hengyu 9



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Standings - ZBL (W)

ZBL Standings
 1. IMOS Brno 3-0 
 2. Trutnov 3-0 
 3. USK Praha 3-0 
 4. Hradec Kralove 2-1 
 5. Valosun Brno 2-1 
 6. VS Praha 2-1 
 7. DSK Karlin 1-2 
 8. Lokomotiva 1-2 
 9. Slovanka MB 1-2 
 10. Pardubice 0-3 
 11. Strakonice 0-3 
 12. VSE Praha 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 3: Hradec Kralove - VSE Praha 91-69
Oct. 3: Valosun Brno - Trutnov 86-91
Oct. 3: VS Praha - Slovanka MB 82-77
Oct. 3: Pardubice - DSK Karlin 63-85
Oct. 3: Lokomotiva - IMOS Brno 58-77
Oct. 3: Strakonice - USK Praha 57-90

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 7: Slovanka MB - USK Praha
Oct. 6: IMOS Brno - Strakonice
Oct. 6: DSK Karlin - Lokomotiva
Oct. 6: VSE Praha - Pardubice
Oct. 6: Trutnov - Hradec Kralove
Oct. 6: VS Praha - Valosun Brno


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Katerina ELHOTOVA
  USK Praha
  (180-SG-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Elhotova, USK Pra.26.0 
 2. Fontenette, Valos.24.0 
 3. Anderson, Trutnov22.0 
 4. Sprague, Valosun21.0 
 5. Mrhalkova, Valosun21.0 
 6. Green, Slovanka MB19.5 
 7. D''Amico, DSK K.18.0 
 8. Abdi, IMOS B.17.3 
 9. Jileckova, Strakon.17.3 
 10. Reisingerova, VS17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arnika BROWN
  DSK Karlin
  (187-F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Brown, DSK Karlin11.3 
 2. Dotson, VS Praha11.3 
 3. Peckova, IMOS B.11.0 
 4. Abdi, IMOS B.9.7 
 5. Greer, Trutnov9.7 
 6. Jenistova, Strak.9.0 
 7. Sprague, Valosun8.7 
 8. Horakova, VSE Pra.8.7 
 9. D''Amico, DSK K.7.7 
 10. Anderson, Trutnov7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jovana MILOVANOVIC
  Lokom.
  (171-G-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Milovanovic, Lokom.5.3 
 2. Lardy, USK Praha4.7 
 3. Skerovic, USK Praha3.7 
 4. Elhotova, USK Pra.3.7 
 5. Green, Slovanka MB3.5 
 6. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.3 
 7. Zrustova, USK Pra.3.3 
 8. Anderson, Trutnov3.3 
 9. Abdi, IMOS B.3.0 
 10. Bartakova, VS Pr.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ashleigh FONTENETTE
  Valosu.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Fontenette, Valos.5.0 
 2. Nezdarilova, Slova.5.0 
 3. Green, Slovanka MB4.0 
 4. Horakova, IMOS B.3.0 
 5. Hartigova, Hradec3.0 
 6. Kucerova, Lokom.2.5 
 7. Jurcenkova, IMOS2.3 
 8. Tarasava, VS Praha2.0 
 9. Sprague, Valosun2.0 
 10. Bortelova, DSK K.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  IMOS B.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.7 
 2. Sprague, Valosun1.3 
 3. Ohlde, IMOS B.1.3 
 4. Hartigova, Hradec1.3 
 5. Greer, Trutnov1.0 
 6. Dotson, VS Praha1.0 
 7. Green, Slovanka MB1.0 
 8. Kucerova, Lokom.1.0 
 9. Viteckova, USK P.1.0 
 10. Horakova, VSE Pr.0.7 


ZBL Round 3: Kara Trutnov hands first defeat to Valosun Brno - by Eurobasket News

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

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Valosun Brno (2-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Kara Trutnov (3-0) 91-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Valosun Brno. 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 guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Valosun Brno won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kara Trutnov made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Valosun Brno turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Ambrosia Anderson (186-84, college: BYU) who scored 28 points. International swingman Katerina Hindrakova (176-88) chipped in 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Kara Trutnov's coach Martin Petrovicky used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Ashleigh Fontenette (172-89, college: Texas) who recorded 27 points and 8 rebounds. Kara Trutnov have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with USK Praha and IMOS Brno. Valosun Brno at the other side keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Hradec Kralove and VS Praha. Kara Trutnov is looking forward to face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#4) at home in the next round. Valosun Brno will play against VS Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader IMOS Brno delivered the third consecutive victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (1-2) 77-58. It was a good game for international forward Tereza Peckova (187-87) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. Nicole Ohlde contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Karla Gergelova (185-88, college: UNLV) answered with 14 points for Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. IMOS Brno have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with USK Praha and Trutnov. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Slovanka MB and DSK Karlin. IMOS Brno will play against Aldast Strakonice (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary will play against DSK Karlin (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Praha was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Basket Slovanka MB (1-2) played at the court of eighth ranked VS Praha (2-1). VS Praha managed to secure a 5-point victory 82-77 on Wednesday. It was a great evening for Marshae Dotson who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Porchia Green with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Basket Slovanka MB's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. VS Praha moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hradec Kralove and Valosun Brno. Loser Basket Slovanka MB keeps the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Lokomotiva and DSK Karlin. VS Praha will meet at home Valosun Brno (#5) in the next round. Basket Slovanka MB will play against USK Praha.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Strakonice. Local Aldast Strakonice (0-3) was outscored by leader USK Praha (3-0) 90-57. It was a quality performance for Katerina Elhotova who led the winners and scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. USK Praha's coach Ivan Benes felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. USK Praha have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with IMOS Brno and Trutnov. Aldast Strakonice at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. USK Praha's next round opponent will be Basket Slovanka MB (#9) in Vodochody and are hoping to win another game. Aldast Strakonice will play on the road against the league's leader IMOS Brno and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 3 DSK Karlin crushed Pardubice in a road game 85-63. Hradec Kralove smashed VSE Praha at home 91-69.


Pardubice - DSK Karlin 63-85

Everything could happen in Pardubice at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked DSK Karlin and bottom-ranked BK Pliska Studanka had identical 0-2 record. But BK Pliska Studanka was not able to use a home court advantage and was crushed by the opponent from Karlin 85-63. The game was mostly controlled by DSK Karlin. BK Pliska Studanka was better in third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. DSK Karlin dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to BK Pliska Studanka's 38. They outrebounded BK Pliska Studanka 38-21 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American center Melissa D'Amico (195-86, college: Notre Dame, agency: Regeneracom Sports) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Her fellow American import forward Arnika Brown (187-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: LBM Management) accounted for 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Five DSK Karlin players scored in double figures. Swingman Michaela Pavlasova (180-91) came up with 18 points and guard Eliska Chocholousova (168-94) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for BK Pliska Studanka in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. DSK Karlin (1-2) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Lokomotiva and Slovanka MB. It was BK Pliska Studanka's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. DSK Karlin's next round opponent will be Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (#8) at home. BK Pliska Studanka will play against VSE Praha and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
DSK Karlin: M.D'Amico 20+9reb, V.Bortelova 16+4reb+2ast, A.Brown 12+10reb+3ast, I.Spirkova 10+3reb, I.Helceletova 10+3reb, L.Mersch 5+4reb+2ast
Pardubice: M.Pavlasova 18+4reb+1ast, E.Chocholousova 11+6reb+2ast, H.Kramperova 11+1reb+1ast, M.Jedlickova 6+2reb, N.Dvorakova 6+1ast, M.Ondrejova 4+3reb
gschID: 183102


Lokomotiva - IMOS Brno 58-77

Undefeated leader IMOS Brno delivered the third consecutive victory. This time they crushed 6th ranked Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (1-2) 77-58. The game was mostly controlled by IMOS Brno. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary was better in third quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. IMOS Brno shot 21 for 28 from the free-throw line, while Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary only scored four points from the stripe. IMOS Brno forced 22 Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary turnovers and outrebounded them 43-25 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for international forward Tereza Peckova (187-87) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. American power forward Nicole Ohlde (193-82, college: Kansas St.) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Karla Gergelova (185-88, college: UNLV) answered with 14 points and forward Jitka Eisnerova (182-84) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. IMOS Brno have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with USK Praha and Trutnov. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary at the other side dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Slovanka MB and DSK Karlin. IMOS Brno will play against Aldast Strakonice (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary will play against DSK Karlin (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
IMOS Brno: T.Peckova 26+13reb+1ast, N.Ohlde 19+7reb+1ast, H.Horakova 7+6reb+4ast, F.Abdi 5+6reb+2ast, K.Krivankova 4+1reb, V.Vlkova 4+1reb+1ast
Lokomotiva: K.Gergelova 14+2reb, J.Eisnerova 9+5reb, K.Carter 8+5reb+1ast, J.Milovanovic 5+3reb+6ast, B.Eglite 5+5reb+2ast, S.Kucerova 4+2ast
gschID: 183103


Strakonice - USK Praha 57-90

The game with biggest result difference took place in Strakonice. Local Aldast Strakonice (0-3) was outscored by leader USK Praha (3-0) 90-57. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Aldast Strakonice's 34. USK Praha had a 24-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a quality performance for international Katerina Elhotova (180-89) who led the winners and scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. American-Montenegrin Anna De Forge (178-76, college: Nebraska, agency: Josep and Nicolas) accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. USK Praha's coach Ivan Benes felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Zora Jileckova (194-81) came up with 19 points and Slovakian center Viera Libicova (190-80) added 16 points respectively for Aldast Strakonice in the defeat. USK Praha have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with IMOS Brno and Trutnov. Aldast Strakonice at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. USK Praha's next round opponent will be Basket Slovanka MB (#9) in Vodochody and are hoping to win another game. Aldast Strakonice will play on the road against the league's leader IMOS Brno and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: K.Elhotova 26+5reb+2ast, A.De Forge 18+5reb, J.Dubljevic 14+2reb+1ast, E.Viteckova 9+5reb, M.Zrustova 9+5reb+3ast, J.Skerovic 6+2reb+2ast
Strakonice: Z.Jileckova 19+3reb, V.Libicova 16+4reb, A.Jenistova 8+7reb+3ast, Z.Mracnova 5+6reb+4ast, D.Benuskova 4+3reb+1ast, L.Balakova 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 183104


Valosun Brno - Trutnov 86-91

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Valosun Brno (2-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Kara Trutnov (3-0) 91-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Valosun Brno. 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 guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Valosun Brno won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kara Trutnov made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Valosun Brno turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Ambrosia Anderson (186-84, college: BYU) who scored 28 points. International swingman Katerina Hindrakova (176-88) chipped in 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Kara Trutnov's coach Martin Petrovicky used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Ashleigh Fontenette (172-89, college: Texas) who recorded 27 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import center Amber Sprague (196-86, college: San Diego) added 21 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Kara Trutnov have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with USK Praha and IMOS Brno. Valosun Brno at the other side keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with Hradec Kralove and VS Praha. Kara Trutnov is looking forward to face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#4) at home in the next round. Valosun Brno will play against VS Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trutnov: A.Anderson 28+3reb+1ast, K.Hindrakova 21+3reb, L.Vetrovcova 10+5reb+1ast, P.Zaplatova 9+6reb+2ast, M.Steffanova 9+1reb, A.Vackova 8+4reb
Valosun Brno: A.Fontenette 27+8reb, E.Mrhalkova 21+2ast, A.Sprague 21+5reb, P.Svrdlikova 7+5reb, I.Borecka 6, B.Adamcova 2
gschID: 183100


Hradec Kralove - VSE Praha 91-69

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove (2-1) smashed at home bottom-ranked VSE Praha (0-3) 91-69. The game without a history. Sokol Hradec Kralove led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Sokol Hradec Kralove forced 20 VSE Praha turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for the former international center Michaela Hartigova (192-83) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Slovakian point guard Darina Misurova (163-81) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. Four Sokol Hradec Kralove players scored in double figures. American forward Baendu Lowenthal (183-88, college: Fairfield) came up with 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and point guard Denisa Harapesova (168-90) added 13 points respectively for VSE Praha in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sokol Hradec Kralove moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Valosun Brno and VS Praha. VSE Praha at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Sokol Hradec Kralove's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kara Trutnov on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VSE Praha will play against BK Pliska Studanka (#10) in Pardubice and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hradec Kralove: D.Misurova 17+2reb+3ast, M.Hartigova 16+11reb+1ast, M.Stara 15+2reb+2ast, K.Pochobradska 11+5reb, T.Kuthanova 8+3reb+1ast, K.Zavazalova 8+2reb+2ast
VSE Praha: B.Lowenthal 23+9reb+2ast, D.Harapesova 13+3reb+2ast, A.Filarova 7+2reb+1ast, E.Horakova 6+7reb+1ast, R.Brezinova 5+4reb+2ast, K.Novotna 5+5reb
gschID: 183101


VS Praha - Slovanka MB 82-77

The game in Praha was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Basket Slovanka MB (1-2) played at the court of eighth ranked VS Praha (2-1). VS Praha managed to secure a 5-point victory 82-77 on Wednesday. Basket Slovanka MB trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 28-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-82 at the end of the game. VS Praha forced 21 Basket Slovanka MB turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Marshae Dotson (180-87, college: Florida, agency: Merit Sports) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Center Petra Reisingerova (195-73) helped adding 20 points. Four VS Praha players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Porchia Green (180-87, college: Ball St.) with 22 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Hana Nezdarilova (170-84) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Basket Slovanka MB's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. VS Praha moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hradec Kralove and Valosun Brno. Loser Basket Slovanka MB keeps the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Lokomotiva and DSK Karlin. VS Praha will meet at home Valosun Brno (#5) in the next round. Basket Slovanka MB will play against USK Praha.
Top scorers:
VS Praha: P.Reisingerova 20+4reb+2ast, L.Bartakova 19+2reb+2ast, M.Dotson 15+12reb+1ast, A.Tarasava 10+4reb+4ast, E.Callens 8+1reb+1ast, D.Pohunkova 7+4reb
Slovanka MB: P.Green 22+6reb+2ast, H.Nezdarilova 20+5reb+2ast, M.Satoranska 13+6reb, P.Pospisilova 9+2reb, L.Tesarikova 8+3reb+1ast, N.Terglav-Tratsiak 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183099



Tereza Peckova claims Czech Republic ZBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

International forward Tereza Peckova (187-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader IMOS Brno and that's her to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 26 points and thirteen rebounds, while her team crushed Lokomotiva (#8, 1-2) with 19-point margin 77-58. It allowed IMOS Brno to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic ZBL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but IMOS Brno already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. It's Peckova's second year at IMOS Brno and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Peckova has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 11.0rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Ashleigh Fontenette (172-G-89) of Valosun Brno. Fontenette impressed basketball fans with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Valosun Brno lost that game 86-91 to Trutnov (3-0). 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. Fontenette is a newcomer at Valosun Brno and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#2). She also registered 6.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Baendu Lowenthal (183-F-88) of VSE Praha (#12). Lowenthal scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Lowenthal's great performance VSE Praha lost 69-91 to Hradec Kralove (#4, 2-1). But her team cannot count on just a single player as she also needs help of the other teammates. VSE Praha can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 3 games. Too bad for Lowenthal she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Lowenthal has a very solid season. In 3 games in Czech Republic she scored 15.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michaela Hartigova (192-C-83) of Hradec Kralove - 16 points and 11 rebounds
5. Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89) of USK Praha - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Marshae Dotson (180-F-87) of VS Praha - 15 points and 12 rebounds
7. Ambrosia Anderson (186-F-84) of Trutnov - 28 points and 3 rebounds
8. Melissa D'Amico (195-C-86) of DSK Karlin - 20 points and 9 rebounds
9. Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82) of IMOS Brno - 19 points and 7 rebounds
10. Katerina Hindrakova (176-G/F-88) of Trutnov - 21 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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Standings - Dameligaen

Dameligaen Standings
 1. SISU 3-0 
 2. Falcon 2-0 
 3. Lemvig 2-0 
 4. Horsholm 2-1 
 5. Aabyhoj 0-2 
 6. Amager 0-2 
 7. Horsens 0-2 
 8. Vaerlose 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 3: Horsholm - SISU 63-86
Oct. 6: Lemvig - Falcon
Oct. 6: Vaerlose - Aabyhoj
Oct. 6: Amager - Horsens


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen

Points Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Horsholm
  (185-F/C-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. Hesseldal, Horsholm25.0 
 2. Hatch, Lemvig22.0 
 3. Chili, Vaerlose22.0 
 4. Preetzmann, Aabyh.21.0 
 5. Moore, Lemvig19.5 
 6. Fuller, Falcon17.5 
 7. Malone, SISU16.7 
 8. Vincents, Falcon16.0 
 9. Pretzmann, SISU14.7 
 10. Schicher, Lemvig14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Janet HATFIELD
  Vaerlose
  (190-C-85)
  Avg: 11
 1. Hatfield, Vaerlose11.0 
 2. Hatch, Lemvig11.0 
 3. Malone, SISU9.0 
 4. Hesseldal, Horsholm9.0 
 5. Fuller, Falcon7.5 
 6. Chili, Vaerlose7.5 
 7. Schicher, Lemvig7.0 
 8. Jespersen, Aabyhoj6.5 
 9. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.6.3 
 10. Dyszkant, SISU6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ivana UDOVALIEVA
  Lemvig
  (172-PG-84)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Udovalieva, Lemvig9.5 
 2. Lund, SISU5.0 
 3. Jorgensen, SISU3.7 
 4. Vincents, Falcon3.5 
 5. Blands, SISU3.3 
 6. Schelde, Vaerlose3.0 
 7. Bachler, Vaerlose3.0 
 8. Pretzmann, SISU3.0 
 9. Hatch, Lemvig3.0 
 10. Piechnik, Horsholm2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mallory MOORE
  Lemvig
  (-F-)
  Avg: 5
 1. Moore, Lemvig5.0 
 2. Hesseldal, Horsholm4.0 
 3. Jorgensen, SISU3.0 
 4. Andersen, Falcon2.5 
 5. Jespersen, Aabyhoj2.5 
 6. Preetzmann, Aabyh.2.0 
 7. Hatch, Lemvig2.0 
 8. Fogelstrom, Amager2.0 
 9. Pretzmann, SISU1.7 
 10. Kristensen, Horsh.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Janet HATFIELD
  Vaerlose
  (190-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hatfield, Vaerlose2.5 
 2. Fuller, Falcon1.0 
 3. Hoier, Aabyhoj0.5 
 4. Hesseldal, Horsholm0.5 
 5. Moore, Lemvig0.5 
 6. Schicher, Lemvig0.5 
 7. Elmgreen, Falcon0.5 
 8. Dinesen, Amager0.5 
 9. Hatch, Lemvig0.5 
 10. Viso, Amager0.5 



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - Women

A Division Standings
 1. Atomeromu 0-0 
 2. Bacsbasket 0-0 
 3. BSE-FCSM 0-0 
 4. Cegledi EKK 0-0 
 5. DKSK 0-0 
 6. MBK Eurl.Vasas 0-0 
 7. PEAC-PECS 0-0 
 8. UNI Gyor 0-0 
 9. UNIQA Eurol. 0-0 
 10. ZTE NKK 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: BSE-FCSM - Bacsbasket
Oct. 6: ZTE NKK - Cegledi EKK
Oct. 6: DKSK - Atomeromu
Oct. 6: UNI Gyor - MBK Eurl.Vasas
Oct. 7: UNIQA Eurol. - PEAC-PECS



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  ICELAND   

Standings - Women

Express L. Standings
 1. Keflavik 1-0 
 2. KR 1-0 
 3. Njardvik 1-0 
 4. Snaefell 1-0 
 5. Fjolnir 0-1 
 6. Grindavik 0-1 
 7. Haukar 0-1 
 8. Valur 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: Fjolnir - Njardvik 63-74
Oct. 3: Haukar - Keflavik 62-79
Oct. 3: KR - Grindavik 62-51
Oct. 3: Valur - Snaefell 48-64

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Keflavik - Grindavik
Oct. 6: Njardvik - Haukar
Oct. 6: Snaefell - Fjolnir
Oct. 6: Valur - KR


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  Njardvik
  (182-SF-88)
  Avg: 33
 1. Hardy, Njardvik33.0 
 2. Evans, Haukar31.0 
 3. Gudmundsdott., Fjo.25.0 
 4. Amundadottir, KR21.0 
 5. Marlow, Snaefell19.0 
 6. Hinriksdotti., Kef.19.0 
 7. Jenkins, Keflavik18.0 
 8. Gunnarsdotti., Sna.17.0 
 9. Ellertsdotti., Gri.14.0 
 10. Juliusdottir, Nja.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Siarre EVANS
  Haukar
  (178-G/F-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Evans, Haukar19.0 
 2. Hardy, Njardvik19.0 
 3. Ragnarsdotti., Fjo.11.0 
 4. Skuladottir, Grind.11.0 
 5. Thrastardott., Kef.11.0 
 6. Marlow, Snaefell11.0 
 7. Hallgrimsdot., Gri.11.0 
 8. Asgeirsdotti., Val.11.0 
 9. Einarsdottir, KR10.0 
 10. Sigurdardott., Sn.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Patechia HARTMAN
  KR
  (170-G-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Hartman, KR8.0 
 2. Sigurdardott., Sna.8.0 
 3. Marlow, Snaefell5.0 
 4. Valgardsdott., Kef.4.0 
 5. Jenkins, Keflavik3.0 
 6. Kristmundsdo., Nja.3.0 
 7. Ragnarsdotti., Fjo.3.0 
 8. Hardy, Njardvik3.0 
 9. Rikhardsdott., Fjo.3.0 
 10. Kristinsdott., Fj.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  Njardvik
  (182-SF-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Hardy, Njardvik8.0 
 2. Gunnlaugsdot., Kef.6.0 
 3. Hartman, KR5.0 
 4. Vilbergsdott., Nja.4.0 
 5. Auguste, Valur4.0 
 6. Gunnarsdotti., Sna.4.0 
 7. Marlow, Snaefell4.0 
 8. Halfdanardot., Hau.4.0 
 9. Gunnarsdotti., Hau.3.0 
 10. Olafsdottir, Hauk.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Signy HERMANNSDOTTIR
  Val.
  (183-C-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hermannsdott., Val.5.0 
 2. Saevarsdotti., Nja.3.0 
 3. Hinriksdotti., Kef.2.0 
 4. Gunnarsdotti., Hau.2.0 
 5. Hallgrimsdot., Gri.1.0 
 6. Jonsdottir, Snaefe.1.0 
 7. Kristinardot., Kef.1.0 
 8. Bjornsdottir, Valur1.0 
 9. Kristmundsdo., Nja.1.0 
 10. Gudmundsdott., Ke.1.0 


Domino's League - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Domino's league started tonight when all teams had a game. Some good performance was seen and other not so good.
Snaefell keeps their winning streak by winning strong Valur team in away game. Snaefell team looks strong in beginning of the season.
Keflavik also started with a good away win and look strong.

Results and top scorers.
Haukar 62 Keflavik 79. Siarre Evans new import at Haukar with a huge game 31 points & 19 rebounds she was the only one with more than 10 points. On Keflavik team Sara Run Hnriksdottir 19 points. Jessica Ann Jenkins 18. Palina Gunnlaugsdottir 12.
KR 62. Grindavik 51. Sigrun Amundadottir leading KR with 21 points and 9 boards. Patechia Hartman 13. Helga Einarsdottir 12 + 10 rebounds. For Grindavik Ingibjorg Yrsa Ellertsdottir 14. Helga Rut Hallgrimsdottir 13 + 11 boards.
Valur 48 Snaefell 64. Only Unnur Lara Asgeirsdottir on valur team did score more than10 points with 11 points. For Snaefell Kieraah Marlow 19 + 11 boards. Berglind Gunnarsdottir 17
Fjolnir 63 Njardvik 74 Fjolnir playing without Import player since they released Porshe Porter this week. Player did not meet the expectation team had on her as stated from Club.
Fanney Lind Gudmundsdottir 25 . Bergdis ragnarsdottir 10 for Fjolnir. Lele Hardy (182-SF-88, agency: Merit Sports, college: Clemson) 33 points & 19 rebounds. Gudlaug Bjort Juliusdottir 14 for Njardvik



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  ITALY   


Jefimija Karakasevic agreed terms with Chieti, ex Vozdovac - by Eurobasket News

C.U.S. Chieti (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Serbian ex-international center Jefimija Karakasevic (191-89). Karakasevic played most recently at Vozdovac in Serbian A League. In 18 Adriatic League games last season she recorded 8.5ppg and 6.1rpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Karakasevic also played 4 games in A League where she averaged 12.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg. She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals.
Karakasevic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2009. Karakasevic represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 two years ago.
She has played previously professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina and Partizan).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @lovewomensbball)



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  JAPAN   


U18 Asia Championship: Japan dismantle Malaysia - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia U18 - Japan U18 29:84

Japan recorded the fourth victory at U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Malaysia for 4-1 record in the second position in Level I group. Kanako Masuoka (173-G-94) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Japan ensured a quick start. They cleared off to a 24:10 lead after ten minutes. Japan boosted the gap in the second term. They established a comfortable 46:15 halftime advantage. The margin grew deeper in the third period. Japan accounted for a massive 67:22 lead heading into the fourth term. They did not slow down and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) and Mirai Tamura (164-PG-94) accounted for 13 points each for the winners. Michelle Lee (165-G-88) answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Chu Yun Teo (165-G/F-96) had 6 points in the loss.

Malaysia U18: Michelle Lee 11, Chu Yun Teo 6
Japan U18: Kanako Masuoka 14, Yunika Nakamura 13, Mirai Tamura 13



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


U18 Asia Championship: Kazakhstan rally past Singapore - by Eurobasket News

Kazakhstan U18 - Singapore U18 70:59

Kazakhstan registered the third win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Singapore for 3-2 record in Level II group. Singapore fell at 2-3 record after the loss. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Kazakh team.
Singapore surged ahead in the opening frame. They established a 15:9 lead after ten minutes. Kazakhstan increased the tempo and easily overcame the deficit. They spurred in front to take a 35:23 halftime lead. Kazakhstan stayed in charge throughout the third term. They established an 18-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Singapore cut the margin but could not challenge the deficit as Kazakhstan rolled to the win. Anastassiya Ovechkina (177-G-95) finished with 15 points, while Xeniya Golod (171-G-94) added 8 points in the win. Lim Alanna (172-C-94) answered with 16 points for Singapore. Tok Hui Min (163-G-94) had 15 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan U18: Dinara Moldakhmetova 29+10 boards, Anastassiya Ovechkina 15, Xeniya Golod 8
Singapore U18: Lim Alanna 16, Tok Hui Min 15



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  MALAYSIA   


U18 Asia Championship: Japan dismantle Malaysia - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia U18 - Japan U18 29:84

Japan recorded the fourth victory at U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Malaysia for 4-1 record in the second position in Level I group. Kanako Masuoka (173-G-94) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Japan ensured a quick start. They cleared off to a 24:10 lead after ten minutes. Japan boosted the gap in the second term. They established a comfortable 46:15 halftime advantage. The margin grew deeper in the third period. Japan accounted for a massive 67:22 lead heading into the fourth term. They did not slow down and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Yunika Nakamura (177-PF-95) and Mirai Tamura (164-PG-94) accounted for 13 points each for the winners. Michelle Lee (165-G-88) answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Chu Yun Teo (165-G/F-96) had 6 points in the loss.

Malaysia U18: Michelle Lee 11, Chu Yun Teo 6
Japan U18: Kanako Masuoka 14, Yunika Nakamura 13, Mirai Tamura 13



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  POLAND   

Standings - PLKK

PLKK Standings
 1. Gorzow 2-0 
 2. Wisla Can-Pak 2-0 
 3. Artego Bydg. 1-0 
 4. CCC Polkowice 1-0 
 5. Energa Torun 1-1 
 6. ROW Rybnik 1-1 
 7. BI SSA Gdynia 1-1 
 8. AZS Rzeszow 0-1 
 9. PTK Pabianice 0-1 
 10. Lider Pruszkow 0-2 
 11. Widzew 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 3: ROW Rybnik - Energa Torun 79-89
Oct. 3: Widzew - BI SSA Gdynia 72-78
Oct. 3: Wisla Can-Pak - Lider Pruszkow 62-58
Oct. 3: PTK Pabianice - Gorzow 42-77

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 6: Gorzow - AZS Rzeszow
Oct. 6: BI SSA Gdynia - PTK Pabianice
Oct. 6: Energa Torun - Widzew
Oct. 6: CCC Polkowice - ROW Rybnik
Oct. 6: Lider Pruszkow - Artego Bydg.


Stats Leaders - PLKK

Points Per Game
 Adrianne ROSS
  Energa Torun
  (173-G-84)
  Avg: 20
 1. Ross, Energa Torun20.0 
 2. Dosty, Gorzow19.0 
 3. Jankowska, Widzew18.5 
 4. Bennett, BI SSA G.17.5 
 5. Misiuk, BI SSA G.16.0 
 6. Walker, ROW Rybnik16.0 
 7. Skobel, Gorzow15.0 
 8. Metcalf, ROW R.15.0 
 9. Nwagbo, Gorzow14.0 
 10. Kaczmarczyk, Lide.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chineze NWAGBO
  Gorzow
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Nwagbo, Gorzow10.5 
 2. Kassing, BI SSA G.8.5 
 3. Dosty, Gorzow8.5 
 4. Misiuk, BI SSA G.8.0 
 5. Michael, Energa T.7.5 
 6. Walker, ROW Rybnik7.0 
 7. Bednarczyk, Widzew7.0 
 8. Trofimowa, ROW R.7.0 
 9. Bennett, BI SSA G.7.0 
 10. Skorek, ROW Rybn.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Agnieszka KULAGA
  ROW Rybnik
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Kulaga, ROW Rybnik4.5 
 2. Pawlak, Wisla C.4.0 
 3. De Mondt, Wisla C.4.0 
 4. Pawlak, Widzew3.5 
 5. Dixon, BI SSA G.3.5 
 6. Rzeznik, Widzew3.5 
 7. Dzwigalska, Gorzow3.0 
 8. Ross, Energa Torun3.0 
 9. Idczak, Energa T.3.0 
 10. Colson, Lider P.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  ROW R.
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Metcalf, ROW R.5.5 
 2. Kulaga, ROW Rybnik4.0 
 3. Jankowska, Widzew3.5 
 4. Tondel, Widzew3.5 
 5. Colson, Lider P.3.5 
 6. Dixon, BI SSA G.3.5 
 7. Cvetanovic, Energa3.0 
 8. Ross, Energa Torun3.0 
 9. Pawlak, Widzew3.0 
 10. Idczak, Energa T.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sybil DOSTY
  Gorzow
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dosty, Gorzow2.0 
 2. Kassing, BI SSA G.1.5 
 3. Jankowska, Widzew1.5 
 4. Horti, Wisla C.1.0 
 5. Ouvina, Wisla C.1.0 
 6. Bennett, Lider P.1.0 
 7. Tlumak, Energa T.1.0 
 8. Bennett, BI SSA G.1.0 
 9. Cvetanovic, Energa1.0 
 10. Jaworska, Gorzow1.0 


PLKK Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

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

Wisla Can-Pak - Lider Pruszkow 62-58

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lider Pruszkow won third quarter 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Wisla Can-Pak won last quarter 18-16. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Lider Pruszkow was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Belgian swingman Anke De Mondt (176-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points and 7 rebounds. Spanish guard Cristina Ouvina (174-90) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Wisla Can-Pak players scored in double figures. International power forward Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (188-89) replied with 21 points and the former international center Marta Jujka (192-88) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Lider Pruszkow. Lider Pruszkow's coach Adam Prabucki tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.


Top scorers:
Lider Pruszkow: A.Kaczmarczyk 21+4reb, M.Jujka 9+7reb+2ast, S.Colson 6+5reb+4ast, J.Grabowska 6+1reb+2ast, P.Rozwadowska 4+5reb, P.Antczak 4+3reb+1ast
Wisla Can-Pak: P.Stampalija 10+2reb+1ast, K.Krezel 10+7reb, C.Ouvina 10+6reb+2ast, A.De Mondt 10+7reb+3ast, P.Pawlak 8+3ast, J.Zurowska 7+7reb+2ast


gschID: 185245


ROW Rybnik - Energa Torun 79-89

The game was mostly controlled by Energa Torun. ROW Rybnik managed to win fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Energa Torun made 24-of-28 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Strangely ROW Rybnik outrebounded Energa Torun 42-27 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by ROW Rybnik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Adrianne Ross (173-84, college: TCU, agency: Merit Sports) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!). The other American import guard Nicole Michael (188-87, college: Syracuse) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. American center Marcedes Marie Walker (191-86, college: Pittsburgh, agency: LBM Management) produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and guard Magdalena Skorek (177-84, agency: Data Plus Group) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ROW Rybnik's coach Kazimierz Mikolajec rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
ROW Rybnik: M.Marie Walker 26+10reb+1ast, L.Metcalf 15+5reb+2ast, M.Skorek 12+8reb+3ast, N.Trofimowa 10+10reb+2ast, A.Chomac 7+4reb+2ast, A.Kulaga 6+4reb+5ast
Energa Torun: A.Ross 26+5reb+3ast, M.Cvetanovic 14+3reb, N.Michael 12+9reb, P.Misiek 10+3reb+2ast, M.Koc 8+1reb+1ast, W.Idczak 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 185247


Widzew - BI SSA Gdynia 72-78

Widzew was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Widzew was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Malgorzata Misiuk (184-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. American swingman Antonia Bennett (185-90, college: Florida A&M) contributed with 17 points for the winners. BI SSA Gdynia's coach Miroslaw Noculak allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Czech center Leona Jankowska (190-77) replied with 24 points and 7 rebounds and forward Aleksandra Pawlak (189-84) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Widzew. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Widzew: L.Jankowska 24+7reb, A.Pawlak 12+9reb+3ast, M.Rzeznik 11+2reb+5ast, M.Chomicka 11+3reb+2ast, A.Tondel 7+2reb+2ast, L.Kopczyk 4+6reb+3ast
BI SSA Gdynia: M.Misiuk 21+11reb+1ast, A.Bennett 17+2reb+3ast, N.Malaszewska 12+3reb+2ast, L.Dixon 10+5reb+1ast, L.Kassing 7+8reb, A.Sniezek 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 185248


PTK Pabianice - Gorzow 42-77

AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding PTK Pabianice to just 4 points in fourth quarter and to 12 points in second half. They outrebounded PTK Pabianice 48-22 including a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center Sybil Dosty (191-86, college: Arizona St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Nigerian-American guard Chineze Nwagbo (183-82, college: Syracuse) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski players scored in double figures. Forward Dorota Sobczyk (187-77) replied with 11 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Monika Jasnowska (182-92) added 11 points in the effort for PTK Pabianice. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. AZS Gorzow Wielkopolski keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Wisla Can-Pak.
Top scorers:
PTK Pabianice: D.Sobczyk 11+6reb+1ast, M.Jasnowska 11+2reb, A.Gajda 4+1reb+3ast, K.Salska 4+4reb+1ast, M.Blaszczyk 4, A.Kowalska 2+1reb
Gorzow: A.Moorer 14+4reb+4ast, S.Dosty 12+10reb+3ast, A.Skobel 11+2ast, C.Nwagbo 11+11reb+2ast, C.Trebicka 10+2reb, A.Makowska 9+8reb
gschID: 185249



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  PUERTO RICO   

Standings - Women

BSNF Standings
 1. Quebradillas 12-4 
 2. Carolina G. 10-3 
 3. Morovis M. 10-4 
 4. San German 8-7 
 5. Juncos V. 6-8 
 6. Aguas B.T. 3-9 
 7. Ponce L. 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 13

Oct. 2: Quebradillas - San German 77-66
Sep. 29: Morovis M. - Quebradillas 66-75
Oct. 3: Aguas B.T. - Carolina G.
Oct. 3: Ponce L. - Morovis M.


Stats Leaders - Superleague 25

Points Per Game
 Monique MARTIN
  Aguas B.T.
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Martin, Aguas B.T.27.6 
 2. Valentin, Carolina22.3 
 3. Werema, Juncos V.21.4 
 4. Williams, Morovis20.2 
 5. Lewis, Ponce L.17.8 
 6. Bruszewski, Quebra.17.6 
 7. Jones, Carolina G.17.5 
 8. Fairweather, Ponce16.2 
 9. Seals, Aguas B.T.15.8 
 10. Rosado, Morovis M.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esmary VARGAS-SANCHEZ
  Juncos V.
  (191-C-81)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Vargas-S., Juncos12.6 
 2. Lewis, Ponce L.12.0 
 3. Jones, Carolina G.11.6 
 4. Rosario, Ponce L.11.1 
 5. Martin, Aguas B.T.10.4 
 6. Seals, Aguas B.T.10.0 
 7. Williams, Morovis9.4 
 8. Gonzalez, San G.8.4 
 9. Werema, Juncos V.8.2 
 10. Bruszewski, Quebr.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Karla RUIZ
  Aguas B.T.
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ruiz, Aguas B.T.3.5 
 2. Escalera, Morov.3.2 
 3. Johnson, Aguas B..3.2 
 4. Jones, Carolina G.3.2 
 5. Colon, Ponce L.3.2 
 6. Bruszewski, Quebra.3.1 
 7. Concepcion, Junco.3.0 
 8. Rosario, Ponce L.3.0 
 9. Rodriguez, Carolin.3.0 
 10. Arlequin, Quebrad.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Pamela ROSADO
  Morovis M.
  (165-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Rosado, Morovis M.2.7 
 2. De La Paz, Juncos2.6 
 3. Martin, Aguas B.T.2.6 
 4. Valentin, Carolina2.5 
 5. Fairweather, Ponce2.5 
 6. Rodriguez, Carolin.2.2 
 7. Jones, Carolina G.2.0 
 8. Flores, Aguas B.T.1.9 
 9. Johnson, Aguas B..1.9 
 10. Lechlitner, Quebr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Esmary VARGAS-SANCHEZ
  Juncos V.
  (191-C-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Vargas-S., Juncos3.2 
 2. Williams, Morovis2.4 
 3. Rosario, Ponce L.1.9 
 4. Seals, Aguas B.T.1.4 
 5. Werema, Juncos V.1.1 
 6. Martin, Aguas B.T.0.9 
 7. Flores, Ponce L.0.9 
 8. Smith, San German0.9 
 9. Placido, Quebradil.0.9 
 10. Rosado, San Germ.0.8 



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Mina Jovanovic signs with Red Star - by Tamara Ruzic

BC Red Star agreed terms with 23-year old Serbian guard Mina Jovanovic (175-G-89) . Jovanovic just graduated from Longwood University. Her senior year at Longwood she appeared in 30 games with 22 starts, career totals include 184 points, 148 rebounds, 68 assists, 41 steals and six blocks. Jovanovic led the team in assists and steals She transfer from Salt Lake Community College where she spent 2 seasons. Before going to U.S to study and play, Jovanovic has played for Kovin. She earned gold medal with Serbian U-18 team at 2007 European Championship while averaging 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, member of Serbia & Montenegro U-16 team in 2005, averaging 1.6 points per game, second place at Balkans Championship. This will be her first year to play professional basketball.




Jefimija Karakasevic has signed with C.U.S. Chieti - by Tamara Ruzic

C.U.S. Chieti is set to return to Italian A1 league, who has signed 24-year old Serbian center Jefimija Karakasevic. Karakasevic played last season for Vozdovac from Belgrade in Serbian and Adriatic League. Last season is Adriatic league,she averaged 8.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.She has played previously for Vojvodina Nis Gas Novi Sad , Mladi Krajisnik Banja Luka and Partizan Galenika Beograd.
Karakasevic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2009. Karakasevic represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 two years ago.Karakasevic was among the initial list of candidates to play for Serbian National Team this summer, but didnt make it through the camp.



Jefimija Karakasevic agreed terms with Chieti, ex Vozdovac - by Eurobasket News

C.U.S. Chieti (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old Serbian ex-international center Jefimija Karakasevic (191-89). Karakasevic played most recently at Vozdovac in Serbian A League. In 18 Adriatic League games last season she recorded 8.5ppg and 6.1rpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Karakasevic also played 4 games in A League where she averaged 12.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3bpg. She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals.
Karakasevic was also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She played for Serbian Senior National Team two years ago and previously for U20 National Team in 2009. Karakasevic represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 two years ago.
She has played previously professionally in Serbia (Vojvodina and Partizan).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @lovewomensbball)



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U18 Asia Championship: Kazakhstan rally past Singapore - by Eurobasket News

Kazakhstan U18 - Singapore U18 70:59

Kazakhstan registered the third win at the U18 Asia Championship. They overcame Singapore for 3-2 record in Level II group. Singapore fell at 2-3 record after the loss. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) recorded 29 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Kazakh team.
Singapore surged ahead in the opening frame. They established a 15:9 lead after ten minutes. Kazakhstan increased the tempo and easily overcame the deficit. They spurred in front to take a 35:23 halftime lead. Kazakhstan stayed in charge throughout the third term. They established an 18-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Singapore cut the margin but could not challenge the deficit as Kazakhstan rolled to the win. Anastassiya Ovechkina (177-G-95) finished with 15 points, while Xeniya Golod (171-G-94) added 8 points in the win. Lim Alanna (172-C-94) answered with 16 points for Singapore. Tok Hui Min (163-G-94) had 15 points in the loss.

Kazakhstan U18: Dinara Moldakhmetova 29+10 boards, Anastassiya Ovechkina 15, Xeniya Golod 8
Singapore U18: Lim Alanna 16, Tok Hui Min 15



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Standings - Women

Extraliga Standings
 1. Good Angels 4-0 
 2. MBK Ruzomb. 3-1 
 3. Piestanske C. 3-1 
 4. SKBD Rucon 2-1 
 5. Petrzalka 2-1 
 6. Samorin 2-1 
 7. Levice 1-3 
 8. Cassovia K. 1-3 
 9. Ostrava 0-3 
 10. Poprad 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 3: Good Angels - SKBD Rucon 89-48
Oct. 3: Samorin - Piestanske C. 76-65
Oct. 3: Cassovia K. - Levice 45-56
Oct. 3: Poprad - MBK Ruzomb. 39-94

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 6: MBK Ruzomb. - Cassovia K.
Oct. 6: SKBD Rucon - Poprad
Oct. 6: Piestanske C. - Good Angels
Oct. 6: Petrzalka - Samorin
Oct. 6: Levice - Ostrava


Slovak Extraliga: Complete 3rd round reults - by Barbora Stuchlikova

MBK Ruzomberok - Good Angels Kosice 56:68 (17:18, 24:22, 10:17, 5:11)
Ruzomberok: Sequoia Holmes (185-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: UNLV) 13, Veronika Cernakova (175-G-90) 12, Katarina Tetemondova (188-F-88) 9
Kosice:
Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) 15, Allie Quigley (180-G-86, college: De Paul) 13, Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) 11
A total of 1200 supporters poured into Koniaren to witness a great encounter between Ruzomberok and Good Angels Kosice. Ruzomberok wanted to avenge their defeat to Good Angels at Kosice Grand Prix by winning the league match in front of their own fans. Good Angels struggled on defence, the hosts fought very hard and won the first half 41:40. After the break Good Angels outscored Ruzomberok and put themselves back on top. Ruzomberok tried to keep the match very close but their rivals controlled the game and managed another victory in the league. All in all, Good Angels defeated their arch rivals from Ruzomberok but to success in EuroLeague they need to avoid the needless critical moments on defence and work hard during the whole match.

BK Petrzalka - BKZ Levice 84:62 (19:13, 23:25, 22:12, 20:12)
Petrzalka:
Terezia Palenikova 23, Kristina Machova (95) 17, Romana Vynuchalova (192-C/F-86, college: Penn St.) 11
Levice: Kubusova 16, Belanska 16,
Michaela Ozdincova (170-G-92) 9
BK Petrzalka added second victory in the league. With Romana Vynuchalova on the roster they defeated BKZ Levice by 22 points. Terezia Palenikova shined for the hosts with 23 points and became top scorer of the match. Levice was led by Paula Kubusova and Andrea Belanska who combined for 32 points. The two players chipped in a half of Levice' s points.

ZBK Poprad - BK SOUZ Cassovia Kosice 61:65 (20:16, 9:16, 15:8, 17:25)
Poprad:
Lavrakova 19, Nikola Turzakova (174-G-94) 13, Davisova 8
Cassovia:
Katarina Timkova (172-F-81) 22, Eva Filickova (192-C-95) 10, Romana Oravcova (184-F/C-91) 9
After Poprad's loss by 111 points to Good Angels Kosice in the second round, the young team faced another squad from the same town. This time it was Cassovia. The game was very close and Poprad even led after third frame but Cassovia didn't give up and outscored their rivals in the last period 25:17. Cassovia could thank Katarina Timkova who grabbed 22 points for her team and won the game to Kosice.

Piestanske Cajky - SBS Ostrava 95:65 (25:12, 32:20, 21:16, 17:17)
Piestanske Cajky: Maria Felixova (191-C-90) 25, Lucia Krc-Turbova (185-F-87) 15, Michaela Malinkova (173-F-85) 15
Ostrava:
Kristyna Minarovicova (174-G/F-91) 22, Ondrejkova 10, Verlikova 9
Piestanske Cajky defeated Ostrava without major difficulties. Maria Felixova, former Ruzomberok's player, gets a considerable amount of court time and proves she can develop into an important player. Against Ostrava she delivered 25 points, became the best scorer of the match and even more she was also the top scorer of the round. Piestanske Cajky blasted Ostrava with devastating first half performance. During after the break the hosts took their foot off the gas and relaxed. Nevertheless they still controlled the game and didn't allow Ostrava to recover.

SKBD Rucon Spisska Nova Ves - SBK Samorin 76:64 (10:23, 27:12, 25:13, 14:16)
SNV :
Romana Stehlikova (190-C-85) 17, Regina Palusna (192-F/C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) 16, Natasa Krnjetin (180-G-88) 11
Samorin :
Porche Grant (187-C-88, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: S.Florida) 21, Timea Sujova (173-G-84) 19, Gyurcsiova 10
Samorin suffered second loss in a row this season. Although Spisska Nova Ves lost the first quarter by 13 points, they didn't give up and worked hard to erase the deficit. The team could count on excellent Romana Stehlikova and Regina Palusna who combined for 33 points. Shortly before the match Spisska Nova Ves had brought in experienced Laskova who was a huge help for the team especially in defense. Samorin was led by American center Porche Grand, who netted 22 points. Timea Timea Sujova added 19 points.



Samorin tabs Romana Vynuchalova - by Eurobasket News

SBK Samorin (Extraliga) inked 26-year old international power forward Romana Vynuchalova (192-86, college: The Pennsylvania State). Vynuchalova moved there from Petrzalka. The last season she played for Mann Filter (LFB). In 25 LFB games last year she averaged 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
Vynuchalova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has played for Senior National Team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006. Vynuchalova represented Slovakia at the European Championships in Poland last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 37.5%.
Vynuchalova has played previously professionally in Spain (Extrugasa)
She attended The Pennsylvania State until 2006 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Samorin tabs Romana Vynuchalova - by Eurobasket News

SBK Samorin (Extraliga) inked 26-year old international power forward Romana Vynuchalova (192-86, college: The Pennsylvania State). Vynuchalova moved there from Petrzalka. The last season she played for Mann Filter (LFB). In 25 LFB games last year she averaged 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
Vynuchalova has been also a member of Slovakian international program for some years. She has played for Senior National Team since 2008 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2006. Vynuchalova represented Slovakia at the European Championships in Poland last year. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 8.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 37.5%.
Vynuchalova has played previously professionally in Spain (Extrugasa)
She attended The Pennsylvania State until 2006 and it will be her seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  SOUTH KOREA   


U18 Asia Championship: Taiwan too good for South Korea - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan U18 - South Korea U18 88:71

Taiwan registered the third victory at U18 Asia Championship preliminary round. They knocked down South Korea to clinch the third position at Level I ladder. South Korea finished at 2-3 record in the fourth spot. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) came up with 22 points to lead the winners.
Taiwan dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 42:32 halftime lead. South Korea could not change the complexion of the game in the second half. Taiwan boosted the gap to as many as 16 point at the final intermission. They outscored South Korea in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) scored 20 points, while Chen Wei-An (178-C-95) contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kim Hanbi (180-C-94) answered with 18 points for South Korea. Kang Leeseul (180-F-94) netted 16 points in the loss.

Taiwan U18: Huang Ling-Chuan 22, Lin Yu-Ting 20, Chen Wei-An 17
South Korea U18: Kim Hanbi 18, Kang Leeseul 16



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  TAIWAN   


U18 Asia Championship: Taiwan too good for South Korea - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan U18 - South Korea U18 88:71

Taiwan registered the third victory at U18 Asia Championship preliminary round. They knocked down South Korea to clinch the third position at Level I ladder. South Korea finished at 2-3 record in the fourth spot. Huang Ling-Chuan (174-F-94) came up with 22 points to lead the winners.
Taiwan dominated in the opening quarter. They recorded a 20:14 lead after ten minutes. Taiwan maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 42:32 halftime lead. South Korea could not change the complexion of the game in the second half. Taiwan boosted the gap to as many as 16 point at the final intermission. They outscored South Korea in the fourth frame and sealed the victory. Lin Yu-Ting (183-F-94) scored 20 points, while Chen Wei-An (178-C-95) contributed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Kim Hanbi (180-C-94) answered with 18 points for South Korea. Kang Leeseul (180-F-94) netted 16 points in the loss.

Taiwan U18: Huang Ling-Chuan 22, Lin Yu-Ting 20, Chen Wei-An 17
South Korea U18: Kim Hanbi 18, Kang Leeseul 16



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  THAILAND   


U18 Asia Championship: China remains undefeated - by Eurobasket News

Thailand U18-China U18 37:81

China remains undefeated at the U18 Asia Championship. The team won over Thailand 81:37 to finish Group A with 5-0 record. Thailand could not make it to the Semifinals as they finished 5th with 1-4 record.
China started with 19-10 and added massive 20-9 in the second frame. The favorites dominated also the second half and never slowed down. They won the third period 22-14 and led 28 points after 3 quarters. Moreover China won the last stanza 20-4 and increased to the final 81:37 win.
Gong Li (187-F-95) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) nailed 12. Yang LiWei (175-G-95) followed them with 11, while Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) added 9. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) and Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) answered with 10 points each in the losing effort.

Thailand U18: Sirirak Daenkaewmoon 10, Supira Kianbut 10
China U18: Gong Li 16, Huang Sijing 12, Yang LiWei 11, Yang Hengyu 9



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  TURKEY   


Besiktas CT Istanbul announced Maurita Reid and Jessica Breland - by Eurobasket News

Besiktas CT Istanbul announced Maurita Reid (173-PG-85, college: Miami, FL) and Jessica Breland (190-F-88, college: N.Carolina) for the upcoming season.
Besiktas CT Istanbul tabbed 27-year old American point guard Maurita Reid. Reid moved there from Lupa Promotion Novi Zagreb in Croatian A1 league. The last season he played for Seattle (WNBA). She also played at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli D1 earlier that season. In 21 D1 games last year she averaged 11.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.5apg and 2.2spg. Reid helped them to make it to the cup final. She is a very experienced player. Reid has played also professionally in Sweden (Udominate), WNBA (Washington Mystics), Turkey (Tarsus Bld) and Armenia (Hatis Yerevan).
Jessica Breland spent the last season with A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra (Israel-D1, starting five). In 15 games she averaged 12.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, Blocks-1 (2.9bpg), FGP: 51.3%, FT: 68.0%. Later she appeared for Washington Mystics (WNBA).



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  WNBA   


The Future Starts Now: a look at the 2013 WNBA Draft - by Diamadis Farmakis

The 2013 Draft features three game-changing prospects that could shape the WNBA landscape for many years One of the most important days on this year's WNBA calendar will actually take place the day before the playoffs start. That's because the fate of four franchises will be in the balance as the 2013 WNBA Draft Lottery takes place on Sept. 26. These are the three players that draws all the attention, until now.

The hype surrounding this years draft class which includes three game-changing prospects in Baylors Brittney Griner, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne and Notre Dames Skylar Diggins is at an all-time high as all three have the potential to immediately resurrect a franchise

The draft lottery will be held for the first time at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter

The importance of the draft lottery cannot be overstated. In 2011, Minnesota selected Maya Moore with the No. 1 overall pick and the Lynx went on to win a championship her rookie year. Other notable No. 1 picks include Lauren Jackson (2001), Sue Bird (2002), Diana Taurasi (2004), Seimone Augustus (2006) and Candace Parker (2008).

With three rare talents seemingly capable of being stars in this league for quite some time set to enter the WNBA, this draft lottery could very well be a lucky team's first step to winning a championship. The outcome of this lottery -- which holds the hopes and dreams of the teams involved, their fans and the players themselves -- has the potential to shape the landscape of the WNBA for many years.

ELENA DELLE DONNE

Two time All-American
Former Scout.com No. 1 high school recruit
Accepted a basketball scholarship from UConn but enrolled at University of Delaware
Staying home kept her close to her sister, who is blind and deaf and suffers from autism and cerebral palsy
Led the nation in scoring in 2011 with 28.1 average
Has scored over 2000 points in her three seasons

SKYLAR DIGGINS

Two-time All-American
Led her Notre Dame to back-to-back NCAA championship games
Averaged 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in 2011
2012 Big East Player of the Year
Recipient of the 2012 Nancy Lieberman point guard award, which honors the nation's top collegiate point guard
2012 BET Award nominees for Sportswoman of the Year (alongside Brittney Griner, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Candace Parker)
2012 summer intern at espnW

BRITTNEY GRINER

Three-time All-American
2012 AP Player of the Year
Arm-span of 86 inches
Averaged 23.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.2 (nation high) blocks per game in 2011-12
Led Baylor to perfect 40-0 season in 2011-12
First NCAA player to score more than 2000 points with 500 blocked shots
65 blocks away from becoming all-time leader in NCAA history
2012 BET Award nominee for Sportswoman of the Year (alongside Skylar Diggins, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Candace Parker)
Enjoys skateboarding



Fever defeat Dream 75-64 to advance to WNBA East Finals - by Eurobasket News

Tamika Catchings (6'1''-SF-79, college: Tennessee) was 20 minutes away from more disappointment.

Her teammates made sure she didnt have to worry.

Katie Douglas (6'1''-G/F-79, college: Purdue) scored 24 points, Erlana Larkins (6'1''-F-86, college: N.Carolina) had 16 points and 20 rebounds and Briann January (5'8''-PG-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Arizona St.) scored 16 points to help Catchings Indiana Fever beat the Atlanta Dream 75-64 on Tuesday night and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

Catchings has done almost everything in her career. Shes won three Olympic gold medals, is a five-time WNBA defensive player of the year and was last years league MVP.

Shes never won a WNBA championship, something she has taken personally over the years. After Atlantas Angel McCoughtry drained a 24-footer to tie the decisive Game 3 at halftime, the pressure was on.

When they tied it at halftime, we came in here and it was like, Look. Were not going to let this go, Catchings said. Weve got 20 minutes to play Fever basketball.

And they did. Indiana held the Dream to 12-for-39 shooting in the second half. McCoughtry, the WNBAs leading scorer during the regular season, scored two points on 1-for-9 shooting after the break and finished with 16 points.

Catchings made her presence felt in the third quarter, scoring seven of Indys 15 points to put the Fever in position to claim the series. Unlike Sundays win in Atlanta, when Catchings scored 18 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, her teammates carried the scoring load down the stretch. January scored seven points and Douglas scored six in the final 10 minutes.

Catchings grabbed six rebounds in the fourth quarter, three of them valuable offensive boards that gave Indiana extra possessions and took valuable time off the clock as Atlanta scrambled to come back. She finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

As important as Catchings and Douglas were, January and Larkins had as much to do with the Fever advancing. It was the kind of support Catchings has sought her entire legendary 11-year WNBA career.

Briann January was an X-factor, just like Erlana was, Lindsey Harding, who led Atlanta with 17 points, said. People focus in on Katie and Tamika and people like Erlana and Briann are able to step up and help their team.

Larkins and Catchings set the tone with their responses to Atlantas aggressive play.

I think when youve got one person whos getting down there and getting beat up, youve got, from one person all the way down to 11, everybody whos getting on the court is getting a little cheap shot here and there, it kind of fires you up a little bit, Catchings said.

Now, the Fever play Connecticut and league MVP Tina Charles. Douglas said the Fever can beat the Sun if they dont rely too much on her shooting and Catchings overall scoring.

I think Tamika and I definitely realized we cant win it by ourselves and we need each person. I think as long as we stay balanced, we will be a hard team to beat.

Courtesy of www.indysportslegends.com



Lynx weather Storm 73-72 in deciding game - by Eurobasket News

The Minnesota Lynx made it through the first round of the playoffs with a 73-72 win over the Seattle Storm in the final game of the three game series. Seimone Augustus (6'0''-SF-84, college: LSU) scored 21 points and Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) added 20 as the defending champions punched their ticket to the Western Conference finals.

It was the play of Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) that was the difference in the game. Brunson scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds in the win including four straight field goals in the final quarter.

With the Lynx leading 73-69, Storm guard Sue Bird drilled a three pointer to cut the Lynx lead to a single point with 35 seconds left in the game. Bird finished the game with 19 points.

Lindsay Whalen missed a contested shot with 10.4 seconds remaining and the Storm called timeout with 3.3 seconds remaining in the game to set up one final play.

The inbound play went to Storm center Lauren Jackson who had a clean look on a turn around jump shot against Brunson. It hit the rim and went off, sending the Lynx to the next round.

Camile Little added 17 points for the Storm. According to head coach Brian Agler, Little played the most consistent for the Storm through the entire season.

Lindsay Whalen injured her left wrist in the first quarter forcing her to play with one hand. She briefly returned to the game in the second quarter before being taken to the locker room.

The Lynx advance to the Western Conference finals to face the Los Angeles Sparks. That series begins Thursday night at Target Center.

Courtesy of www.myfoxtwincities.com