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  ABA   


Standings

ABA Standings
 1. Las Vegas K. 0-0 
Atlantic South
 1. Tampa Bay R. 4-1 
 2. Atlanta W. 2-0 
 3. Atlanta A. 1-0 
 4. Gainesville H. 1-0 
 5. Jacksonville G. 1-0 
 6. Albany S. 0-0 
 7. Georgia G. 0-0 
 8. Georgia W. 0-0 
 9. Savannah G. 0-0 
 10. Birmingham B. 0-1 
 11. E.Point Jaguars 0-1 
 12. Gulf Coast F. 0-1 
 13. SW Fellowship 0-3 
California Northwest
 1. Bay Area M. 0-0 
 2. California SK 0-0 
 3. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 4. Modesto H. 0-0 
 5. NorCal B. 0-0 
 6. Port City P. 0-0 
 7. Richmond R. 0-0 
 8. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 9. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 10. Sacramento H. 0-2 
Canada
 1. ABA-Canada 0-0 
Colonial
 1. Lynchburg L. 1-0 
 2. Richmond E. 1-0 
 3. NoVa Wonders 0-0 
 4. Portsmouth C. 0-0 
 5. Seven Cities K. 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
Expansion
 1. Phoenix City B. 1-0 
 2. Pontiac F. 1-1 
 3. Buffalo 716ers 0-0 
 4. Carolina C. 0-0 
 5. Carolina Ch. 0-0 
 6. Carolina J. 0-0 
 7. Chicago S. 0-0 
 8. East Carolina T. 0-0 
 9. Long Beach R. 0-0 
 10. Milwaukee B. 0-0 
 11. Polk County F 0-0 
 12. Riverside R. 0-0 
Mid Atlantic
 1. S.Carolina W. 2-0 
 2. Palmetto SR 1-0 
 3. Carolina D. 0-0 
 4. Columbia, SC 0-0 
 5. Greenville G. 0-0 
 6. Hampton RS 0-0 
 7. Tennessee Halos 0-1 
 8. Fayetteville F. 0-2 
Mid Central
 1. Lima Explosion 3-1 
 2. Chicago Steam 1-0 
 3. Detroit Hoops 1-0 
 4. Dayton GCHF 0-0 
 5. Greencastle GK 0-0 
 6. Indiana SW 0-0 
 7. Indianapolis 0-0 
 8. Michiana M. 0-0 
 9. Peoria MF 0-0 
 10. Windy City 0-0 
 11. Oakland CC 0-1 
 12. Peoria P. 0-2 
Northeast
 1. Connecticut T. 0-0 
 2. Hampton C. 0-0 
 3. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 4. New York RR 0-0 
 5. NYC Thunder 0-0 
 6. Staten Island V. 0-0 
Pacific Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 3-0 
 2. Calgary C. 2-0 
 3. Alaska Q. 1-0 
 4. Kitsap Adm. 1-1 
 5. Olympia Rise 0-0 
 6. Alaska 49ers 0-1 
 7. Salem Sabres 0-1 
 8. Lakewood P. 0-2 
 9. Washington R. 0-2 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 2-0 
 2. Colorado C. 0-0 
 3. Wyoming R. 0-0 
South Central
 1. Jackson S. 2-0 
 2. Conway C. 1-0 
 3. Arkansas DS 0-0 
 4. Missouri R. 0-0 
 5. N.E. Arkansas 0-0 
 6. Nashville S. 0-0 
 7. Bluff City R. 0-1 
Southern California
 1. Arizona S. 2-0 
 2. San Diego Surf 1-0 
 3. Orange County N. 1-2 
 4. Central Valley T. 0-0 
 5. Fresno F. 0-0 
 6. Hollywood M. 0-0 
 7. San Diego Sol 0-0 
 8. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 9. LA Slam 0-1 
 10. Las Vegas Def. 0-2 
Southwest Central
 1. Texas Fuel 1-0 
 2. Aberdeen Attack 0-0 
 3. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 4. Houston R.S. 0-0 
 5. Louisiana G. 0-0 
 6. N.Dallas V. 0-0 
 7. Oklahoma S. 0-0 
 8. West Texas W. 0-0 
Touring Team
 1. Cleveland Am-Pro 1-1 
 2. Bahama PS 0-0 
 3. Chico Rage 0-0 
 4. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 5. Little Rock L. 0-0 
 6. Shizuoka G. 0-0 
 7. Chicago F. 0-1 
 8. Electric C.Lions 0-2 



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Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 8-0 
 2. Estudian.Con. 7-1 
 3. Obera TC 5-3 
 4. San Isidro 4-4 
 5. Instituto Cor. 4-4 
 6. Atl.Echague 3-5 
 7. Sarmiento 3-5 
 8. Union Sunch 3-5 
 9. Alvear 2-6 
 10. La Union 2-6 
South
 1. Alianza Viedma 6-2 
 2. Ciclista 6-2 
 3. Quilmes MP 5-3 
 4. Sport Club 5-3 
 5. Rocamora 4-4 
 6. San Lorenzo Ch. 4-4 
 7. Huracan 3-5 
 8. Banda Norte 2-6 
 9. Bragado 2-6 
 10. MH Basket 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 11: Quilmes MP - Alianza Viedma 90-78
Nov. 11: Obera TC - Instituto Cor. 88-68
Nov. 11: Ciclista - Rocamora 87-92
Nov. 11: Atl.Echague - Sarmiento 82-78
Nov. 12: San Isidro - Alvear 79-82
Nov. 11: Huracan - Banda Norte 78-68
Nov. 11: San Lorenzo Ch. - Sport Club 77-76
Nov. 11: Bragado - MH Basket 74-69
Nov. 11: San Mart.C. - La Union 74-59
Nov. 11: Union Sunch - Estudian.Con. 67-76

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 16: La Union - San Isidro
Nov. 16: Alvear - Obera TC
Nov. 16: Instituto Cor. - Union Sunch
Nov. 16: Estudian.Con. - Atl.Echague
Nov. 16: Sarmiento - San Mart.C.
Nov. 16: Sport Club - Ciclista
Nov. 16: Rocamora - Huracan
Nov. 16: Banda Norte - Quilmes MP
Nov. 16: Alianza Viedma - Bragado
Nov. 16: MH Basket - San Lorenzo Ch.


Standings - Liga B

Torneo Federal Standings
Buenos Aires
 1. Independ.T. 4-0 
 2. Estudian.O 3-1 
 3. San Martin J. 2-2 
 4. Estudiantes LP 1-3 
 5. Union Vecinal 0-4 
Capital Federal
 1. Velez Sarsfield 3-1 
 2. Ferrocarril O. 2-2 
 3. P.Echague 2-2 
 4. Villa Mitre 2-2 
 5. G. E. V. P. 1-3 
 6. Ramos Mejia 0-0 
Central Andina
 1. Barrio Parque 5-0 
 2. El Chorrillero 3-1 
 3. Tiro Federal 3-2 
 4. Esp.San Luis 2-2 
 5. Olimpia C. 0-4 
Cuyo
 1. Anzorena 2-2 
 2. Facundo 2-2 
 3. Rivadavia Mnd 2-2 
 4. Atenas Mend. 1-3 
 5. San Martin LR 1-3 
Entre Rios
 1. Penarol Tala 3-2 
 2. Regatas U. 3-2 
 3. Rosario Tala 3-2 
 4. Ferrocarril C. 2-3 
 5. Firmat SF 2-3 
 6. Racing G. 2-3 
NEA
 1. Hindu 3-1 
 2. Tokio Deportivo 3-1 
 3. UNCAus S.Pena 3-1 
 4. Santa Rita 2-2 
 5. F.Sarmiento 1-3 
 6. Regatas Res. 0-4 
NOA
 1. Talleres TV 4-0 
 2. Independ.T. 2-2 
 3. Nicolas Avellan. 2-2 
 4. Union Oran 2-2 
 5. Municipal Bordo 0-4 
Patagonia
 1. Hispano Am. 6-1 
 2. Deportivo R. 5-1 
 3. Progreso Roca 3-3 
 4. Perfora 3-4 
 5. Atletico Regina 2-3 
 6. All Boys SR 1-8 
Santa Fe
 1. Sportivo LP 4-1 
 2. Sportmen 4-1 
 3. Union SF 4-1 
 4. Argent.Firmat 2-2 
 5. Brown 1-4 
 6. Alma Juniors 0-5 


TNA round 2 (second stage) - by Facundo Iatzky

Interesting round where only 3 teams could win on the road, including Alvear in the televised game on monday night. San Martin Corrientes continues unstoppable after defeating La union colon 74-59. In the southern zone, Quilmes beat Alianza viedma 90-78 in the most important game of the round.
Most important player of the round: Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) of San Martin 25 pts 13 reb 2 bl
Other best performances:
Byron Johnson (201-F/C-80, college: Belm.Abbey) of Huracan 16 pts 12 reb
Jonatan Slider (190-F-87) of Ciudad Bragado 21 pts 5 reb
Ramiro Iglesias (186-G-90) of san martin 20 pts 4 ass
Robert Brown (196-F-80, college: Buffalo) of Alvear 18 pts 12 reb



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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 11: Wels - UBSC Graz 94-74
Nov. 12: Kapfenberg - Gmunden 93-98
Nov. 11: Oberwart - Arkadia 90-58
Nov. 11: Furstenfeld - St.Polten 82-80
Nov. 11: BC Vienna - Klosterneub. 79-74

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: St.Polten - Oberwart
Nov. 18: Gmunden - BC Vienna
Nov. 18: Klosterneub. - Wels
Nov. 18: Gussing - Furstenfeld
Nov. 18: Arkadia - Kapfenberg


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Tiedeman, Wels24.4 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.23.8 
 3. Dale, UBSC G.20.7 
 4. Lamesic, Wels20.0 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.7 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna18.4 
 8. Grum, Furstenfeld18.0 
 9. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.18.0 
 10. Spasojevic, Arkad.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.8 
 2. Heard, Gussing9.0 
 3. Speiser, St.Polten8.7 
 4. Trmal, BC Vienna8.0 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.9 
 6. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.7.8 
 7. Johnson, Oberwart7.3 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.3 
 9. Cresnar, Furstenf.7.2 
 10. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.7 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg6.2 
 3. O''Neal, Furstenfeld6.0 
 4. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 6. Ahmetbasic, Wels4.3 
 7. Danek, BC Vienna3.9 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.9 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.3.9 
 10. Spasojevic, Arkad.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.7 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.3 
 3. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.8 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.7 
 6. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.5 
 8. Graf, Arkadia1.5 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden1.5 
 10. Farokhmanesh, We.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.3 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Washington, Wels1.1 
 4. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.0 
 5. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.0 
 6. Stazic, BC Vienna0.8 
 7. Cox, Furstenfeld0.8 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden0.7 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden0.7 
 10. Greimeister, Klos.0.7 


Maurice Pearson claims Austrian A Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Maurice Pearson (206-F/C-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Furstenfeld and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 23-year old power forward had a double-double of 30 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out St.Polten (#10, 1-5) 82-80. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Furstenfeld maintains the 9th position in Austrian A Bundesliga. Furstenfeld is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. Pearson turned to be Furstenfeld's top player in his first season with the team. Georgetown College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Pearson. Pearson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.8ppg) and averages solid 65.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old former international center Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) of St.Polten. Kohlmaier impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 31 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as St.Polten was edged by slightly higher-ranked Furstenfeld (#9, 2-4) 82-80. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. St.Polten keeps 10th position. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory St.Polten managed to get this year. Kohlmaier is a newcomer at St.Polten 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 18.0ppg (#9). He also registered 7.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American guard Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side) of Kapfenberg (#6). Mayes got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. Despite Mayes' great performance Kapfenberg lost 93-98 to Gmunden (3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Kapfenberg needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Mayes has a very solid season. In 6 games in Austria he scored 11.2ppg. Deteri Mayes has also Austrian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joshua Brown (187-PG-88) of Gmunden - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
5. DeVaughn Washington (202-F-89) of Wels - 19 points and 7 rebounds
6. Matthias Mayer (204-C/F-81) of Gmunden - 12 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Jason Johnson (202-F/C-77) of Oberwart - 17 points and 11 rebounds
8. Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85) of Wels - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Mark Sanchez (201-F-87) of Kapfenberg - 19 points and 10 rebounds
10. Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) of Klosterneub. - 22 points and 6 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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  BALKAN LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

A

Nov. 14: Djuro Djakovic - Galil Gilboa
Nov. 14: Kumanovo - Levski Sofia

B

Nov. 13: Teodo Tivat - Kavala 98-71
Nov. 13: Rilski Sportist - Kozuv 75-56



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Ventspils 6-0 
 2. Siauliai 5-1 
 3. Naglis Palangos 2-3 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 2-3 
 5. TTU 1-5 
 6. Rapla 0-4 
Group B
 1. TU/Rock 5-1 
 2. Lietkabelis 4-1 
 3. Juventus 3-2 
 4. Liepaja 2-3 
 5. Jelgava 2-4 
 6. Valga 0-5 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 7-0 
 2. Nevezis 3-3 
 3. Sakalai 2-2 
 4. Tarvas 2-3 
 5. Barons kvartals 2-4 
 6. Tln Kalev 1-5 
Group D
 1. Kalev/Cramo 3-0 
 2. Pieno Zvaigzdes 3-0 
 3. Valmiera 2-3 
 4. Parnu 1-2 
 5. LSU-Baltai 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 13: Siauliai - TTU 90-51
Nov. 13: Lietkabelis - Jelgava 87-80
Nov. 13: Nevezis - Barons kvartals 86-64
Nov. 14: Kalev/Cramo - Pieno Zvaigzdes
Nov. 15: Parnu - Pieno Zvaigzdes
Nov. 15: Rapla - TTU
Nov. 15: Tarvas - Sakalai


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev18.5 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas17.6 
 4. Bergmanis, Barons17.3 
 5. Leonard, Juventus17.0 
 6. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 7. Orelikas, Rudupis16.6 
 8. Kaufmanis, Valmiera15.8 
 9. Sragauskis, LSU-B.15.5 
 10. Lengvinas, Naglis15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vadim MATYUKEVYCH
  Barsy A.
  (208-C-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Matyukevych, Bars.10.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.7 
 3. Cipruss, Lietkabel.9.0 
 4. Timma, Ventspils8.8 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas7.8 
 6. Arnold, TTU7.7 
 7. Leonard, Juventus7.6 
 8. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.5 
 9. Varnelis, Juventus7.4 
 10. Gulbis, Barons k.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 3. Cunda, Valga5.3 
 4. Artamonov, Siauliai5.3 
 5. Leonard, Juventus5.0 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas5.0 
 7. Ezerskis, Liepaja4.8 
 8. Viskontas, Juvent.4.8 
 9. Silavs, Jelgava4.5 
 10. Ginevicius, Lietk.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ventspils
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Teel, Ventspils2.5 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.5 
 3. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 4. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 5. Cunda, Valga2.3 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.2 
 7. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 8. Tamm, Tarvas2.0 
 9. Sims, Ventspils2.0 
 10. Labuckas, Rudupis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.8 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.8 
 3. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.8 
 4. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 5. Kiausas, Sakalai1.3 
 6. Galdikas, Siauliai1.3 
 7. Dia, Siauliai1.2 
 8. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.2 
 9. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.2 
 10. Matyukevych, Bar.1.0 



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EuroChallenge: Tsmoki-Minsk roll over Apollon in the capital - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk - Apollon 93:62

Tsmoki-Minsk roll over Apollon in the capital of the country for 1-1 record in EuroChallenge. The Belarus team needed 93:62 win for the initial success. The team from Cyprus meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Supported by more than 4000 local fans, Tsmoki-Minsk started with 19-13 in the first period. They scored another 19 points in the second frame and led 38:29 at the halftime. Moreover the hosts increased the lead to another 10 points after 29-19 in the third quarter. Another 26-14 in the last stanza gave them the final 93:62 victory.
JaJuan Smith (188-G-85, college: Tennessee) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) notched 20. Lashkevich Aliaksei delivered 12, while Aliaksei Trastsinetski (200-SF-86) posted 10. Brandon Brown (201-F-85, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: CS San Bernar.) replied with 24 points in the losing effort and MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Indiana) tossed in 10. Grigoris Pantouris (190-G/F-82) scored 8, whilst Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) added 7.

Tsmoki-Minsk: JaJuan Smith 22, Aliaksandr Kudrautsau 20, Lashkevich Aliaksei 12, Aliaksei Trastsinetski 10
Apollon: Brandon Brown 24, MaJic Dorsey 10, Grigoris Pantouris 8, Diego Kapelan 7



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  BELGIUM   


EuroChallenge: easy win for Okapi over Pitesti in Group E - by Bert Larsimont

Generali Okapi Aalstar leads Group E of the EuroChallenge after their triumph over BCMU Pitesti on Tuesday night.

The Romanians played without Octavian Calota (186-PG-84). In the first quarter, Okapi center John Tofi (203-F/C-84, college: UTEP) was well present in the paint. The local team quickly took a large lead while only three players scored for the visitors.

After a few turnovers by the hosts, BCMU came closer: 26-20 on a lay-up by Drasko Albijanic (211-C-86). Nevertheless, the Okapis finished the second quarter strongly and led 50-34 at half-time.

The hosts kept the same rhythm in the third quarter and even made the show for the local supporters. Coach Brad Dean could make some substitutions in the last quarter in order to preserve some of his key players in view of the Ethias League shock against Telenet Oostende to be played at the Forum in Aalst next Friday. Dean's players literally dominated the game from start to finish. BCM U Pitesti's shooters had a hard time hitting shots from long range (three-point average: 2/13, 15.4%) while Okapi players were pretty efficient from behind the three-point line (6/9, 66.7%). The hosts, with big men like Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Michigan), John Tofi and Noah Hartsock (203-F, college: BYU) also outrebounded the losing side 38-20 in this game.

Special mentions to John Tofi who had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in this game for Okapi Aalstar and Pankracije Barac (196-G-81, agency: Court Side) who scored 23 points and had 2 steals for BCMU Pitesti.


With a record of 2 wins after 2 games played, Okapi Aalstar takes the lead in Group E. Belfius Mons Hainaut defeated Paris Levallois after overtime (84-86) in the other game of the group this week.

Score evolution: 25-14, 50-34, 79-54 and 99-68.
Best scorers:
Okapi: A. Steinbach 5, D. Raivio 14, J. Tofi 16, L. Anderson 8, S. Clark 13, K. Baeyens 2, H. Van Langenhove 3, T. Dreesen 5, R. Thompson 15, N. Hartsock 10, C. Young 8.
BCMU: D. Kinloch 14, P. Barac 23, M. Jones 10, S. Popovic 1, A. Gennie 4, D. Albijanic 16.

(Sources: www.okapiaalstar.be and www.fibaeurope.com)



EuroCup: Gescrap Bilbao thump Belgacom Spirou - by Eurobasket News

Belgacom Spirou - Gescrap Bilbao 69:85

Gescrap Bilbao posted the second win in EuroCup regular season. The Spanish team surprised Belgacom Spirou in Belgium today. The Basque team improved at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Spirou fell at 0-2 record. Kostas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84, agency: FCM) scored 17 points to lead the winners.
Gescrap Bilbao enjoyed a 23:17 lead after ten minutes of action. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. The Spaniards arrived at halftime up by 7 points 41:34. The third term became disastrous for the hosts. Spirou conceded a 12:27 rally from the visitors to trail by as many as 22 points at the final intermission. Spirou cut the deficit in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss at the end. Nikolaos Zisis (197-G-83) and Milovan Rakovic (208-C-85) posted 14 points each for Gescrap Bilbao. Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, college: Florida) answered with 26 points for Spirou. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) chipped in 17 points in the loss.

Belgacom Spirou: Matt Walsh 26, Derrick Allen 17
Gescrap Bilbao: Kostas Vasiliadis 17, Nikolaos Zisis 14, Milovan Rakovic 14



EuroChallenge: Antwerp stole the win from Tbilisi - by Eurobasket News

Armia - Antwerp 71:80

Antwerp stole the win from Tbilisi and 5000 fans who came to support local Armia. The Belgian side won 80:71 in EuroChallenge Group H and improved to 1-1 record. The hosts fell at 0-2 record in the group.
Armia started with 16-15 and looked better in the first half. They added 22-19 in the second frame as Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) closed the half at 38:34. The third quarter however belonged to the visiting side. Roel Moors (190-G-78) gave the guests 39:38 lead and then Love brought 54:52 advantage at the end of the third period. Antwerp never looked behind after that and managed to increase the lead at 9 points. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) made two free throws at the end of the game for the final result.
Bryan Hopkins top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Ralph Biggs (199-F-76, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) nailed 14. Roel Moors poured in 13, whilst Maxime De Zeeuw (205-PF-87) had 8. Curtis Millage ended up with 24 points in the losing effort, while Lamayn Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) collected 20 points and 13 rebounds. Marcus Faison (196-G-78, college: Siena) scored 11 and Lasha Parghalava (191-G-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) tossed in 9.

Armia: Curtis Millage 24, Lamayn Wilson 20+13 rebs, Marcus Faison 11, Lasha Parghalava 9
Antwerp: Bryan Hopkins 24, Ralph Biggs 14, Roel Moors 13, Maxime De Zeeuw 8



EuroChallenge: Mons-Hainaut needs overtime to outgun Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois - Mons-Hainaut 84:86

Mons-Hainaut needs overtime to outgun Paris-Levallois in one of the most interesting games of Round 2 in EuroChallenge. The Belgium team won 86:84 and tied both records at 1-1.
Paris-Levallois grabbed 23-16 lead at the end of the first period, but could taste only 1-point lead at the halftime. Guy Muya (190-PG-83, agency: TSS Management) and Josh Bostic (196-F-87, college: Findlay, OH) nailed three-pointer each for 41:40 at the end of 20 minutes. Paris-Levallois looked better in the third quarter and led 58:56 after it. They allowed however the opponents to tie the game at the end of the fourth period when Guy Muya closed the period at 71:71. In overtime Mons-Hainaut scored the last six points from the free throw line and won the thriller.
Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) erupted with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, while Brian Qvale (210-C-88, college: Montana) collected 17 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Bostic posted 14, while Guy Muya notched 13 and Monwell Randle (203-F/C-83, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) added 10. Sean May (206-F-84, college: N.Carolina) answered with 22 points in defeat and Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) poured in 21 points. Jawad Williams (204-F-83, college: N.Carolina) delivered 12, whilst Maleye N'Doye (203-F-80, college: Furman) had 10.

Paris-Levallois: Sean May 22, Andrew Albicy 21, Jawad Williams 12, Maleye N'Doye 10
Mons-Hainaut: Quincy Taylor 23+11rebs+7 ast, Brian Qvale 17+10 rebs, Josh Bostic 14, Guy Muya 13, Monwell Randle 10



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Balkan League: Rilski edge Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist - KK Kozuv 75:56

Rilski Sportist claimed the third win in Balkan League Group B. They overcame visiting KK Kozuv today. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) came up with 16 points, 6 boards and 5 assists to lead the winners. Kozuv fell at 2-3 record after the defeat.
Rilski quickly gained the lead and rolled to a 21:13 advantage at the first break. KK Kozuv cut the deficit in the second quarter. The Macedonian team got within 6 points at halftime 38:32. Rilski Sportist cleared off in the third quarter. The Bulgarian team piled up an 11-point advantage at the final intermission. Rilski Sportist held their opponents at just 7 points in the fourth term and celebrated victory. Terry Smith (185-PG-86, college: Mercyhurst) and Braxton Dupree (203-F-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Towson) finished with 12 points each for Rilski Sportist. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) answered with 13 points for KK Kozuv. Vladimir Filipovic (196-SG-85) and Aleksandar Shterjov (208-C-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza) netted 10 points apiece in the loss.

Rilski Sportist: Branko Mirkovic 16, Terry Smith 12, Braxton Dupree 12
KK Kozuv: Slobodan Bozovic 13, Vladimir Filipovic 10, Aleksandar Shterjov 10



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Aldo Curti selected the top Cameroonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Aldo Curti
Aldo Curti
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Aldo Curti (180-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge). He led his French team Gravelines-Dunkerque to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-1) crushing them 96-63 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. Curti recorded 11 points and added 5 assists in 24 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Gravelines-Dunkerque this season. His team is placed second in group G. Curti has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French. He played for the Cameroonian senior national team one years ago.

Kenny Kadji
Kenny Kadji
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-88, currently plays in NCAA1). Kadji led Miami, FL to a victory against the Stetson University 87-79 in the NCAA on Friday night. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Kadji also added 5 assists in 31 minutes. The University of Miami, Florida has 0-0 conference record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Kadji has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.0ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.8bpg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 19.0% and FT: 66.7% in the eight games he played so far. Kadji played for the Cameroonian national team in 2011.

Arnaud Adala Adala
Arnaud Adala Adala
   #3. The Cameroonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Arnaud Adala Adala (198-93, currently plays in NCAA1). Adala contributed to a Wake Forest's surprising victory against the Radford University 79-67 in the NCAA on Friday night. He recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Wake Forest University has 0-0 conference record this season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Adala's overall stats this season are: 3.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 18.8%. He played for the Cameroonian national team one years ago.

Harding NaNa
Harding NaNa
   #4. Forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help New Yorker Phantoms (2-6) in their last game. Despite NaNa's good performance New Yorker Phantoms was edged 61-59 on the road by the higher-ranked (#14) Deutsche Bank Skyliners. He scored 11 points in 23 minutes. It was New Yorker Phantoms' third consecutive loss in a row. It's NaNa's first season with the team. NaNa has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.4apg in the eight games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team last year.

Victor Samnick
Victor Samnick
   #5. An experienced international power forward Victor Samnick (203-79, college: Georgetown, currently plays in France) helped Chorale de Roanne win their game against the tenth-ranked JSF Nanterre (3-3) crushing them 94-64 in the French ProA last Saturday. Samnick scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Chorale de Roanne Basket (2-4) is placed 14th in the ProA. Samnick's overall stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.7apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Cameroonian and French. Samnick used to play for the Cameroonian national team last year.

Arsene Towa
Arsene Towa
   #6. Forward Arsene Towa (191-81, currently plays in Finland), who plays in the Finnish 1st Division (second division) was not able to help Kerava Energia Team (5-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Kerava Energia Team lost 84-99 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#6) Jarvenpaa in the Division B. Towa had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 36 minutes. They ended the series of five consecutive victories. Towa is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Kerava Energia Team's roster. Towa is currently third on the list of best rebounders with 13.5rpg. This year his other stats are: 18.9ppg, 2.5apg, 1.1bpg and 1.6spg in the eight games. Towa is international player as he played for the Cameroonian senior team one years ago.

Alfred Aboya
Alfred Aboya
   #7. International power forward Alfred Aboya (206-85, college: UCLA, currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for Shiga L-Stars (4-6) in their game against Fukuoka Rizing (6-4) in the Japanese BJ League. Aboya recorded 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 18 minutes. Shiga L-Stars (#6) were crushed 99-75 at home by the higher-ranked (#5) Fukuoka Rizing in the Western group. It was Shiga L-Stars' fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Aboya's overall stats are: 8.1ppg and 6.4rpg in the 10 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team last year.

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

   #1. Rudolf Mua (201-F/C-80, currently plays in Finland), who plays in the Finnish 1st Division (second division) could not help Kerava Energia Team (5-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Mua's very good performance the fourth-placed Kerava Energia Team was defeated 99-84 on the road by the lower-ranked Jarvenpaa (#6) in the Division B. He recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and getting 13 rebounds. Mua also added 3 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Mua has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.0ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.8bpg and 2.1spg.

   #2. Gedeon Pitard (188-G-89, currently plays in France) was not able to help STB Le Havre (2-4) in their game against JDA Dijon (3-3) in the French ProA. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. But STB Le Havre was defeated 77-73 in JDA Dijon by the higher-ranked JDA Dijon (#9). It was STB Le Havre's fourth consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Pitard's sixth year with the team. Pitard's overall stats this season are: 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French. Despite Pitard's Cameroonian passport, he previously played for the French U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Cameroonian team.

   #3. Talba Toudjani (201-F-80, currently plays in Georgia) was not able to secure a victory for Energy Invest (0-0) in their game against MIA (4-0) in the Georgian Superleague. Toudjani recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. STB Le Havre was defeated 77-73 in JDA Dijon by the higher-ranked JDA Dijon (#9). was crushed 88-44 in Tbilisi by the leading MIA. It's Toudjani's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 3.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg in the four games he played so far.

   #4. Paul Biligha (200-C-90, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Air Avellino (2-5) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (6-1) in the Italian SerieA. He recorded 6 points. Air Avellino was crushed 102-81 in Sassari by the second-ranked Banco di Sardegna. Biligha's overall stats this season are: 2.7ppg and 1.1rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Cameroonian and Italian. Despite Biligha's Cameroonian nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Cameroonian team.

   #5. Yannick Atanga (203-F-90, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the Simpson University, CA (6-4) crushing them 106-66 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Atanga scored 7 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. The Santa Clara University has 0-0 conference record this season. Atanga's total stats this year are: 8.1ppg and 6.4rpg.

   #6. Steve Moundou-Missi (201-F, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 69-54 in a derby game in the NCAA in Friday night's game. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. This year Moundou-Missi's total stats are: 8.1ppg and 6.4rpg in the 10 games.

   #7. William Yengue (193-F, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the Dalhousie University in their game against the Panthers in the Canadian university league CIS. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was defeated 89-82. Yengue's total stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5spg.

   #8. James Siakam (198-F-92, currently plays in NCAA1) managed to help Vanderbilt University in a victory against the Nicholls State University 80-65 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored only 4 points in 9 minutes on the court. This year Siakam's total stats are: 6.0ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5spg in the two games.

   #9. Johann Mpondo (203-F-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Wright St., currently plays in Qatar) contributed to a 2-point Al Sadd's victory against the league outsider Al Wakrah 67-65 in the Qatari D1 in Tuesday night's game. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Mpondo is currently seventh on the league's list of best rebounders. His total stats this season are: 7.7ppg and 11.0rpg.

   #10. Dominique Behohn-Tolly (198-F-89, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the Greensboro College crushing them 83-52 in the NCAA last Friday. Behohn-Tolly recorded only 1 points in 2 minutes on the court. This year his total stats are: 7.7ppg and 11.0rpg in the three games.



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Samuel Dalembert selected the top Canadian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Samuel Dalembert (211-81, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) in their last game. Despite Dalembert's good performance the Milwaukee Bucks lost 92-96 on the road to the Boston Celtics. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Dalembert also added 8 rebounds in 22 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Dalembert's first year with the team. This season he averages: 5.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 73.7%(14-19) in the six games he played so far. Dalembert has a dual citizenship: Haitian and Canadian. He played for the Canadian senior national team four years ago.

Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson
   #2. Second place goes to former U19 international forward Tristan Thompson (203-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He was not able to help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-5) in their last game. Despite Thompson's good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers were edged 107-105 in Phoenix by the Suns. He scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 37 minutes. It was Cavaliers' third consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Thompson has relatively good stats this year: 8.4ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 44.7% and FT: 56.7% in the seven games. He played for the Canadian U19 national team in 2009.

Devoe Joseph
Devoe Joseph
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U19 international guard Devoe Joseph (193-90, agency: Interperformances, college: Oregon, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague. Joseph was not able to secure a victory for Khimik (9-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Khimik was defeated 83-78 in Dniprodzerzhynsk by the much lower-ranked DniproAzot (#10). Joseph recorded 16 points. This season Joseph has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 44.1%, 3FGP: 44.9% and FT: 84.8%. He played for the Canadian U19 national team five years ago.

Levon Kendall
Levon Kendall
   #4. Forward Levon Kendall (209-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB couldn't help Blusens Monbus (4-3) in their last game. Despite Kendall's good performance Blusens Monbus lost 69-73 in Murcia to the lower-ranked (#13) UCAM. He recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 32 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Kendall is ranked second on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kendall averages: 16.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3bpg in the seven games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Irish. Kendall used to play for the Canadian national team last year.

Kyle Landry
Kyle Landry
   #5. Former international power forward Kyle Landry (207-86, college: N.Arizona, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help Triumph Lyubertsy to win against the closely-ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (2-2) 71-59 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. He scored 5 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Triumph Lyubertsy (3-2) is placed fifth in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Landry belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #2. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.2ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.4spg. Landry used to play for the Canadian national team three years ago.

Jevohn Shepherd
Jevohn Shepherd
   #6. Forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan, currently plays in Romania) led CSM Bucuresti to a victory over the league outsider CS Farul Constanca (0-8) crushing them 99-78 in the Romanian Division A in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Shepherd recorded 23 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 24 minutes. CS Municipal Bucuresti (5-2) is placed seventh in the Division A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Shepherd is currently second on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (second place). He has very impressive stats this year: 21.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.5apg and 2.5spg in the six games. Shepherd is international player as he played for the Canadian senior team one years ago.

Carl English
Carl English
   #7. International guard Carl English (192-81, college: Hawaii, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB couldn't help Asefa Estudiantes (4-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Asefa Estudiantes was defeated 83-68 in Zaragoza by the higher-ranked CAI Zaragoza (#7). English recorded 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. English is the league's top scorer. This season he has very high stats. English averages: 17.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team last year.

Henry Bekkering
Henry Bekkering
   #8. Forward Henry Bekkering (198-85, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Holland) was the major contributor in M.Magixx's victory against one of league's weakest teams Rotterdam (1-7) 80-70 in the Dutch Eredivisie in Saturday night's game. He recorded 20 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Matrixx Magixx Wijchen (5-3) is placed fourth in the Eredivisie. Bekkering has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg and 3.0rpg. He used to play for the Canadian U21 national team back in 2004.

Jermaine Bucknor
Jermaine Bucknor
   #9. Former international forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help TBB Trier (4-3) in their game against Bayern Muenchen (5-3) in the German BBL, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. He was the second best scorer with 14 points in 30 minutes. But TBB Trier lost 66-72 in Muenchen to the higher-ranked (#4) Bayern. It's Bucknor's first season with the team. This year Bucknor's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg in the seven games. He used to play for the Canadian national team seven years ago.

Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison
   #10. Center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St., currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's victory against the 13th-ranked Phoenix Hagen (3-5) 97-87 in the German BBL last Friday. Morrison scored 16 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (0-0) is placed fourth in the BBL. Morrison's stats this season are: 11.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3bpg. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Canadian senior national team.

   #11. Former U17 international forward Anthony Bennett (203-93, currently plays in NCAA1) helped UNLV win their game against the Northern Arizona University crushing them 92-54 in the NCAA on Monday night. Bennett recorded 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 20 minutes. Bennett's stats this year are: 11.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3bpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Canadian U17 national team two years ago.

   #12. International forward Murphy Burnatowski (201-90, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Colgate in their game against the Marquette University in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 12 rebounds. Burnatowski also added 2 blocks. He averaged so far 13.9ppg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg. Burnatowski used to play for the Canadian national team last year.

   #13. International center Joel Anthony (206-82, college: UNLV, currently plays in NBA) helped Miami Heat win their game against the Brooklyn Nets crushing them 103-73 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. He scored only 2 points and blocked 2 blocks in 4 minutes on the court. This year Anthony averages just 0.5ppg in the four games. He used to play for the Canadian national team last year.

   #14. Former U18 international forward Kyle Wiltjer (208-92, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Kentucky win their game against the University of Maryland 72-69 in the NCAA last Friday. Wiltjer recorded 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks. This season he averages only 0.5ppg. Wiltjer used to play for the Canadian U18 national team back in 2010.

   #15. Former international center David Collins (213-85, college: Bradley, currently plays in Slovenia) helped Elektra win their game against the eighth-ranked Grosuplje 68-64 in the Slovenian Telemach League last Saturday. He recorded 9 points in 24 minutes. Collins belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #5) and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This year his total stats are: 9.0ppg, 7.8rpg and 1.8bpg in the four games. Collins used to play for the Canadian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Andrew Nicholson (205-PF-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Orlando Magic (2-4) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Nicholson's good performance the Orlando Magic was defeated 90-75 on the road by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He scored 11 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). But the season just started, so everything may happen. Nicholson's overall stats this year are: 5.0ppg and 2.3rpg.

   #2. Matt Bonner (206-F-80, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Indiana Pacers (3-4) crushing them 101-79 in the NBA on Monday night. Bonner recorded 6 points in 17 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a very solid 6-1 record this season. Bonner has been at the team for seven years. This year he averages only 2.8ppg in the six games he played so far. Bonner is a naturalized American.

   #3. Michael Fraser (203-C/F-84, college: Oklah.Baptist, currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A was not able to help Byblos (1-2) in their last game. Despite Fraser's good performance Byblos was badly defeated 91-73 in Beirut by the leading Al Riyadi. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 22 rebounds. Fraser also added 2 blocks in 37 minutes. It's Fraser's first season with the team. Fraser is currently first on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). This year he has very good stats: 13.0ppg, 21.0rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.5spg in the two games.

   #4. Dwight Powell (208-F-91, currently plays in NCAA1) led Stanford to a victory against the University of San Francisco 74-62 in the NCAA on Friday night. Powell recorded 27 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Stanford University has 0-0 conference record this season. Powell's stats this year are: 13.0ppg, 21.0rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.5spg.

   #5. Jordan Bachynski (218-C-89, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the Central Arkansas 79-64 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Bachynski recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 9 blocks. The Arizona State University has 0-0 conference record this season. Bachynski averaged so far 11.5ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3bpg.

   #6. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina, currently plays in Czech Republic) was the major contributor in a BK Pardubice's victory against the closely-ranked USK Praha 89-76 in the Czech Republic NBL last Saturday. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds. Muirhead also added 7 assists in 32 minutes. Muirhead is ranked second on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 9.9rpg. This year he also averages: 13.9ppg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg in the seven games. Muirhead has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #7. Omar El Turk (186-SG-81, college: Dawson Coll., currently plays in Lebanon) faced previously mentioned Michael Fraser in the Lebanese Division A last game. El Turk contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Byblos 91-73. He scored 11 points in a mere 16 minutes. This year El Turk averages only 9.5ppg in the two games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Lebanese.

   #8. Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in Finland), who plays in the Finnish Korisliiga was not able to secure a victory for KTP-Basket (6-4) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Barrett's very good performance KTP-Basket was crushed 105-74 in Loimaa by the second-ranked n Korikonkarit. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Barrett also added 3 shots. Barrett is ranked third on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Barrett averages: 16.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4bpg and 1.8spg.

   #9. Jasonn Hannibal (210-C-88, college: Portland, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian Telemach League couldn't help Polzela (0-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Polzela was defeated 79-75 at home by the much higher-ranked Zlatorog (#4). Hannibal was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 8 rebounds. Hannibal is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). This season he has very high stats. Hannibal averages: 16.3ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.3spg.

   #10. Melvin Ejim (198-F-91, currently plays in NCAA1) contributed to an easy victory against the University of Alabama A&M crushing them 98-40 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. Ejim also added 2 blocks in 26 minutes. He has very impressive stats this year: 16.3ppg, 10.5rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.3spg in the four games.



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Romain Sato's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Central Africans playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Romain Sato
Romain Sato
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Romain Sato (194-81, college: Xavier, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL. He could not help one of league's weakest teams Fenerbahce Ulker (4-1) in their last game. Despite Sato's good performance Fenerbahce Ulker lost 66-72 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Karsiyaka. He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 36 minutes on the court. It was Fenerbahce Ulker's first loss after four consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Sato averages: 5.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 33.3% in the five games he played so far. He played for the Central African senior national team one years ago.

Maxime Zianveni
Maxime Zianveni
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international forward Maxime Zianveni (198-79, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProA. Zianveni was not able to help Strasbourg IG (4-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Strasbourg IG was defeated 80-70 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked Poitiers (#11). Zianveni scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Zianveni's overall stats this year are: 6.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 59.3%(16-27) and FT: 64.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Central African and French. Zianveni played for the Central African national team in 2011.

Max Kouguere
Max Kouguere
   #3. The Central African player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Max Kouguere (198-87, currently plays in France). He was not able to secure a victory for STB Le Havre (2-4) in their game against JDA Dijon (3-3) in the French ProA, despite his very good performance on Saturday night. Kouguere scored 13 points in 22 minutes. But STB Le Havre lost 73-77 in JDA Dijon to the higher-ranked (#9) JDA Dijon. It was STB Le Havre's fourth consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Kouguere's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 11.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 59.5%(25-42), 3FGP: 19.4% and FT: 75.0% in the six games. Kouguere is another player who holds two passports: Congolese and Central African. He played for the Central African national team one years ago.

Michael Mokongo
Michael Mokongo
   #4. Point guard Michael Mokongo (180-86, currently plays in Cyprus) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Mokongo scored 8 points, had 6 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Mokongo belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.3apg and 2.3spg. Mokongo has both Central African and French nationalities. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Mokongo is currently in the Central African national team roster.

Other top Central African players, who play abroad:

Jimmy Djimrabaye (203-F/C-92) plays for Gravelines-Dunkerque in French ProA
Clarence Juillet (198-C-83) plays for Berck in French NM2
Destin Damachoua (185-G-86) plays for Vanves in French NM2
Francois Pehoua-Tara-Ngoyi (196-F-83) plays for Marmande in French NM2
Teddy Sokambi (188-G-79) plays for Rodez in French NM2
Martial Gotagni (190-F-79) plays for Chateauroux in French NM3



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Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 9-2 
 2. Los Leones 8-3 
 3. Sagrados 8-3 
 4. Providencia 5-5 
 5. Puente Alto 1-8 
 6. Stadio Italiano 0-9 
South
 1. Dep.Espanol 9-1 
 2. Dep.Castro 7-2 
 3. AB Ancud 5-4 
 4. Osorno Basq. 3-5 
 5. Dep.Valdivia 2-7 
 6. Las Animas 1-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 11: Los Leones - Sagrados 98-78
Nov. 11: Puente Alto - Boston Coll. 83-89
Nov. 11: Dep.Espanol - Las Animas 73-66
Nov. 14: Osorno Basq. - Dep.Valdivia


Dimayor 2012: Playoffs Time - by Daniel Valencia

Dimayor playoffs will start this wednesday with the first seed Liceo Mixto visiting CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago and the second seed CD Tinguiririca San Fernando visiting CD Universidad de Concepcion. The best of three series will start in the lower seed home on wednesday and will continue this weekend with two games (if necesary) in Los Andes and San Fernando.

Semifinals Game 1 - November 14

(4) CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago vs (1) CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes

(3) CD Universidad de Concepcion vs (2) CD Tinguiririca San Fernando

Semifinals Game 2 - November 17

(1) CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes vs (4) CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago

(2) CD Tinguiririca San Fernando vs (3) CD Universidad de Concepcion

Semifinals Game 3 (If Necesary) November 18

(1) CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes vs (4) CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago

(2) CD Tinguiririca San Fernando vs (3) CD Universidad de Concepcion



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Sundiata Gaines agreed terms with Fujian - by Eurobasket News

Fujian Quanzhou Bank (CBA) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Sundiata Gaines (185-91kg-86, college: Georgia). He already started the season at Indiana Pacers in the NBA. The most of last season he spent at Brooklyn Nets (previous name New Jersey Nets) in NBA. In 55 games last year he recorded 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. Gaines also played at Armia in Georgian league earlier that season. In four EuroChallenge games he averaged impressive 16.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.5apg and 1.5spg. He also played 6 games in Georgian Superleague where he averaged 12.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.5apg and 2.5spg.
The previous (10-11) season Gaines played at the Raptors in NBA. In 6 games he averaged 5.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.8apg. The other team he played that season for were the Timberwolves in NBA. In 8 games he averaged just 2.6ppg. Gaines also spent pre-season at the Jazz in NBA earlier that year.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Gaines was drafted by Idaho Stampede (D-League) in first round (15th overall).
The former University of Georgia standout is in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Gaines was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2010.
He has played previously professionally in Italy (Cantu) and NBA (Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - A2 League

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Center

Nov. 17: Kaptol - Maksimir
Nov. 17: Hermes Anal. - Rudes
Nov. 17: Dubrava - Bosco
Nov. 17: Samobor - Sus.-Moslavina
Nov. 17: Gorica - Mladost Z.(C)
Nov. 17: Zrinjevac - Sanac Karl.

East

Nov. 17: Belisce - Meteor D.
Nov. 17: Vukovar - Zupanja
Nov. 17: Vrijednosnice - Olimp Inspekt
Nov. 17: Pozega - Virovitica

North

Nov. 17: Cakovec - Rudar-Cimper
Nov. 17: Petar Zrinski - Bjelovar
Nov. 17: Ivancica - Radnik
Nov. 17: Koprivnica - Medjimurje C.
Nov. 17: Podravac Virje - Vindija V.
Nov. 17: Mladost D.(N) - Graficar

South

Nov. 17: Metkovic - Cetina
Nov. 17: DOSK - Solin
Nov. 17: Omis Galeb - Kastela
Nov. 17: Jazine - Trogir
Nov. 17: Sukosan - Puntamika
Nov. 17: GKK Sibenik - Policnik

West

Nov. 17: Crikvenica - Ghia Staff
Nov. 17: Pula 1981 - Skrljevo
Nov. 17: Otocac - Zamet
Nov. 17: Ucka - Rovinj
Nov. 17: Kastav - Stoja Pula


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

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

Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Marko Popovic (185-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Lithuanian team Zalgiris to a victory over the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (3-2) 77-64 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Popovic was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points in 24 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group C. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (5-0) is placed first. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. Popovic has relatively good stats this year: 14.4ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.3%(9-16) and FT: 92.3% in the five games he played so far. He played for the Croatian senior national team one years ago.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Ante Tomic (217-87, currently plays in Spain). Tomic was the main contributor in a Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-7) crushing them 89-47 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Tomic recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Regal FC Barcelona (4-3) is placed ninth in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Tomic is currently seventh on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (seventh place). He has very reliable stats this season: 14.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 64.3%(45-70) and FT: 81.8%. Tomic played for the Croatian national team in 2011.

Luka Zoric
Luka Zoric
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Luka Zoric (211-84, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against the fifth-ranked Chalon/Saor (1-4) 88-78 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Zoric was the top player that evening. He scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (4-1) is placed second in group B. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Zoric averages: 7.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 42.4% and FT: 68.8% in the five games. He is also a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Kresimir Loncar
Kresimir Loncar
   #4. Forward Kresimir Loncar (210-83, also represented by Alti Sport, currently plays in Euroleague) was the major contributor in Khimky's victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (2-3) 79-67 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Loncar scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. BC Khimky Moscow Region (3-2) is placed third in group A. This season Loncar has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2010.

Krunoslav Simon
Krunoslav Simon
   #5. International swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Luka Zoric and both played together in the last Euroleague game. Simon contributed to an Unicaja Malaga's victory against the fifth-ranked Chalon/Saor (1-4) 88-78. He scored 16 points in a mere 18 minutes. Simon has reliable stats this year: 13.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.2apg in the five games. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Jakov Vladovic
Jakov Vladovic
   #6. Point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Etha (0-2) crushing them 100-73 in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night. Vladovic recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Krka Novo Mesto (1-1) is placed third in group A. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Vladovic's stats this season are: 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 4.5apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Croatian senior team three years ago.

Leon Radosevic
Leon Radosevic
   #7. Former U20 international center Leon Radosevic (206-90, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the ninth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-4) 73-60 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Radosevic scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (2-3) is placed sixth in group A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Radosevic's overall stats are: 7.6ppg and 4.6rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team two years ago.

Fran Pilepic
Fran Pilepic
   #8. Swingman Fran Pilepic (193-89, currently plays in Eurocup) helped his Spanish team Gescrap BB win their game against the closely-ranked Spirou Charleroi (0-2) 85-69 in the Eurocup last Tuesday. Pilepic scored 11 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Pilepic's first season with the team. This year he averages only 5.5ppg. Pilepic plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Mario Stojic
Mario Stojic
   #9. Former international swingman Mario Stojic (198-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Eurocup) helped his Belgian team Base Oostende win their game against the closely-ranked Panionios (0-1) 84-65 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He recorded 15 points in 24 minutes. It was his first game for Base Oostende this season. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. His team is placed first in the Eurocup. Stojic used to play for the Croatian national team three years ago.

Drago Pasalic
Drago Pasalic
   #10. Power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Turk Telekom (2-3) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance Turk Telekom was defeated 77-66 at home by the higher-ranked Aliaga (#9). Pasalic was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 7 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Pasalic averaged so far 12.0ppg and 4.4rpg. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Croatian senior national team.

   #11. Former U20 international center Jure Lalic (210-86, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jakov Vladovic. But that was another game of his team in Adriatic League which we would like to mention. Lalic helped his Slovenian team Krka win their game against the closely-ranked KK Split 79-68. He scored 14 points in 21 minutes. Lalic's stats this year are: 10.3ppg and 3.1rpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team six years ago.

   #12. International point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned Kresimir Loncar in the Euroleague last game. Ukic, who plays in Greece was not able to help Panathinaikos (2-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the fourth-placed Panathinaikos was defeated 79-67 on their home court in Athens by the higher-ranked Khimky (#3) in the group A of Euroleague. Ukic was the top scorer with 13 points. Ukic averaged so far 11.0ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg. He is also in the roster of the Croatian national team.

   #13. Former international power forward Mario Delas (207-90, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Marko Popovic. However that was another game of his team in VTB United League which brought him to that list. Delas was not able to secure a victory for Zalgiris in their game against VEF Riga. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Delas scored only 3 points in 12 minutes. His team lost 72-77. This year Delas' total stats are: 3.5ppg and 4.8rpg in the four games. He used to play for the Croatian national team three years ago.

   #14. International point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Armani Milano in their game against Umana Venezia in the Italian SerieA. Despite his very good performance last Sunday Stipcevic recorded 14 points. This season Stipcevic averages only 3.9ppg. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

   #15. International forward Damjan Rudez (208-86, currently plays in Spain) helped CAI Zaragoza win their game against the 12th-ranked Asefa Estudiantes 83-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Rudez recorded 11 points in 23 minutes. Rudez has averaged so far 7.4ppg and 1.3rpg in the seven games. He is also in the roster of the Croatian national team.

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

   #1. Mladen Primorac (210-C-90, currently plays in Slovenia) was the major contributor in Tajfun's victory against the closely-ranked Geoplin Slovan (2-2) 80-78 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Saturday night's game. Primorac recorded 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. KK Tajfun Sentjur (2-2) is placed seventh in the Telemach League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Primorac averaged so far 11.0ppg and 5.5rpg.

   #2. Pankracije Barac (196-G-81, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A could not help Pitesti (3-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Pitesti lost 86-97 at home to the higher-ranked (#8) Ploiesti. Barac was the top scorer with 27 points. He also added 8 assists in 34 minutes. Barac has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg and 1.5spg in the eight games he played so far.

   #3. Igor Maric (196-F-85, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked LTHcast Mercator (1-3) crushing them 91-61 in the Slovenian Telemach League last Saturday. Maric recorded 10 points. KK Maribor Messer (3-1) is placed first in the Telemach League. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Maric has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg.

   #4. Marin Mornar (206-F, currently plays in NCAA1) led Loyola Mary to an easy victory against the Pacifica University (1-3) crushing them 108-49 in the NCAA last Friday. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. The Loyola Marymount University has 0-0 conference record this season. Mornar has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg in the four games.

   #5. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, currently plays in NCAA1) led Boise St. to an easy victory against the Texas Southern University 81-63 in the NCAA on Sunday night. He scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The Boise State University has 0-0 conference record this season. Drmic has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Australian.

   #6. Sandi Marcius (206-F-90, currently plays in NCAA1) led Purdue to an easy victory against the Hofstra University crushing them 83-54 in the NCAA last Sunday. Marcius scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Marcius has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg.

   #7. Drazen Klaric (204-F-80, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan was not able to help KFUM Jamtland (0-0) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance KFUM Jamtland was defeated 77-64 on the road by the lower-ranked LF Basket (#8). Klaric recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds. This season Klaric has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg.

   #8. Marin Petric (190-G-80, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Duesseldorf Baskets' victory against the seventh-ranked NBC 72-61 in the German ProA (second division) last Saturday. Petric scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Petric has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and German.

   #9. Sasa Jankovic (204-F-84, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to secure a victory for SKP Banska Bystrica in their game against Levice in the Slovakian Extraliga, despite his very good performance on Monday night. Jankovic was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 28 minutes. But his team was crushed by 21 points 94-73. Jankovic averaged so far 13.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg in the six games.

   #10. Experienced Milos Paravinja (212-C/F-79, currently plays in Slovenia) faced previously mentioned Mladen Primorac in the Slovenian Telemach League last game. Paravinja couldn't help Geoplin Slovan in their game against Tajfun. He recorded 5 points. His team was edged 80-78. Paravinja has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg. He has both Croatian and Slovenian nationalities.



Goran Vrbanc sues Cibona - by Dajana Karl

Looks like KK Cibona VIP Zagreb is not only struggling on the basketball court, but now they have a new problem on their shoulders.

FIBA's Basketball Arbitral Tribunal decided that KK Cibona VIP Zagreb needs to pay 1.3 million kunas (172 629 euros) all at once to, now Zadar's guard Goran Vrbanc (194-G-84) which they owe him from the season of 2009/2010. And while KK Cibona VIP Zagreb was trying to do everything to find some compromise, Goran Vrbanc wants it all at once.

"I did not agree to any settlement, not even the one to pay me immediately 50 percent. So far, KK Cibona VIP Zagreb had two deadlines for the payment, and now it seems that this came to an end and there is no more delays." Vrbanc said.

According to Croatian media, KK Cibona VIP Zagreb is currently trying to collect 4.1 million kunas of compensation to pay KK Zagreb for Dario Saric.




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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 10: Etha - Omonia 90-94
Nov. 11: Apollon - Keravnos 88-91 OT
Nov. 9: Apoel - ENAD 80-59
Nov. 9: AEL - AEK 78-84

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 16: AEK - Etha
Nov. 16: Apollon - AEL
Nov. 16: Omonia - Apoel
Nov. 16: Keravnos - ENAD


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Allen, Omonia27.3 
 2. Detrick, Apollon20.3 
 3. Diggs, Omonia19.3 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Omonia18.3 
 5. Panteli, AEK18.0 
 6. Morrison, Apoel16.3 
 7. Aleksic, AEL15.7 
 8. Baker, Omonia14.7 
 9. Crocker, Keravnos14.7 
 10. Outerbridge, AEL14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Keravnos
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Vaughn, Keravnos10.0 
 2. Diggs, Omonia9.0 
 3. Ceranic, Etha8.5 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL8.3 
 5. Kaskiris, ENAD8.0 
 6. Lee-Ingram, Omonia7.7 
 7. Fisher, AEK7.3 
 8. Brown, Apollon7.0 
 9. Kinnard, Keravnos7.0 
 10. Visockis, Omonia6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Diggs, Omonia7.3 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel5.7 
 3. Dorsey, Apollon4.7 
 4. Aleksic, AEL4.7 
 5. Maze, Keravnos4.3 
 6. Guillandeaux, AEL4.0 
 7. Adegboye, Etha3.7 
 8. Downey, Etha3.7 
 9. Kounas, ENAD3.7 
 10. Demertzis, Kerav.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stiggers, Apoel4.0 
 2. Panteli, AEK3.5 
 3. Palalas, AEL2.7 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Omonia2.7 
 5. Mokongo, Apoel2.3 
 6. Allen, AEL2.0 
 7. Demertzis, Kerav.2.0 
 8. Dorsey, Apollon2.0 
 9. Brown, Apollon1.7 
 10. Williams, Etha1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike MORRISON
  Apoel
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Morrison, Apoel2.7 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos2.0 
 3. Harrison, AEK1.7 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL1.3 
 5. Baker, Omonia1.0 
 6. Brown, Apollon1.0 
 7. Lee-Ingram, Omonia1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Apollon0.7 
 9. Kounas, ENAD0.7 
 10. Sims, ENAD0.7 


Pizza Express Apollon Falls to 0-2 in EuroChallenge Group G Play with 31-Point Loss to Tsmoki-Minsk - by Surujh Roopnarine

Despite a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds from Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.), Cypriot club Pizza Express Apollon was no match on the road against hosts Tsmoki-Minsk 62-39 tonight in Belarus. The home squad, after leading by nine at halftime, 38-29, went on to dominate the second half, outscoring the visitors 55-33 over the last 20 minutes to even their record to 1-1. Former University of Tennessee guard JaJuan Smith (188-G-85, college: Tennessee) led a balanced attack for Tsmoki-Minsk, scoring a team-high 22 points on 7-13 shooting, one of four home players to reach double-figures. Apollon did themselves no favors on the offensive end as they connected on just 2-9 from three-point range and could not capitalize on a 30-18 free-throw attempt advantage, making just 20. On the other hand Tsmoki-Minsk was more efficient from three, connecting on 11-30 as a team while only missing two of their 18 free-throw attempts and forcing 22 turnovers from Apollon. Following Smith for the home side was Belarusian shooting guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) who scored 20 points to go with five rebounds. For Apollon, MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, college: S.Indiana) was the second leading scorer with 10 points and a team-high three assists in 26 minutes.
TSMOKI-MINSK: JaJuan Smith (22pts), Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (20pts+5reb), Aliaksei Lashkevich (12pts+7reb), Aliaksei Trastsinetski (200-SF-86) (10pts+5reb)
APOLLON: Brandon Brown (24pts+13reb), MaJic Dorsey (10pts), Grigoris Pantouris (190-G/F-82) (8pts), Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) (7pts+6reb)



Mike Morrison claims Cypriot Division A weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Mike Morrison (205-F-89, agency: Interperformances) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Apoel and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 23-year old forward had the game-high 28 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for Apoel in his team's victory, helping them to crush, the league's bottom-ranked team ENAD (#8, 0-4) with 21-point margin 80-59. Apoel is placed at 4th position in Cypriot Division A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Apoel will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Morrison turned to be Apoel's top player in his first season with the team. George Mason University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Morrison is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.3ppg) and averages solid 2.7bpg and 62.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old Serbian forward Milutin Aleksic (203-F-82) of AEL. Aleksic impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as AEL lost that game 78-84 to AEK (2-1). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Aleksic is a newcomer at AEL 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 15.7ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 6.3rpg and 4.7apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Lawrence Kinnard (202-F-86) of top-ranked Keravnos. Kinnard scored 25 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Keravnos, leading his team to a 91-88overtime win against Apollon (#7, 0-3). Keravnos started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Kinnard turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Kinnard has a great season in Cyprus. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jamar Diggs (187-G-88) of Omonia - 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. C.J. Williams (195-G) of Etha - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Iakovos Panteli (187-G-85) of AEK - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Tony Crocker (201-G/F-87) of Keravnos - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-F-88) of Omonia - 15 points and 7 rebounds
9. Julian Vaughn (205-C/F-88) of Keravnos - 16 points and 12 rebounds
10. Georgios Palalas (185-PG-81) of AEL - 19 points and 5 rebounds

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



Transfer News - by Chris Mammides

The team of Coach Adamou, Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia proceeded in a change of a player in its roster as the veteran center Dragan Ceranic (212-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) has split ways and the Engomis team agreed financial terms with the American power forward with Italian passport, Aaron Johnson (203-F/C-83, college: N.Mexico). Aaron used to play mostly in the A2 leagues of Italy. He is 2.03 and he is mostly playing in the forward positions.

Omonoia Nicosia added another player in its rsoter since the absolute winning stake of the team "pushed" the team to proceed in another one solid adition. The Serbian Nemanja Ilic (206-F/C-83) a power forward / center is the new adition of the Nicosia team which is currently in the top seat of the league after the first three weeks



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 13: Chomutov - BK Pardubice 76-80
Nov. 17: Svitavy - BC Kolin
Nov. 16: CEZ Nymburk - Chomutov
Nov. 17: USK Praha - BK Prostejov
Nov. 17: J.Hradec - BK Pardubice
Nov. 18: Usti n/Labem - B&W Opava
Nov. 17: BK Decin - Levice


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Boris MENO
  USK Praha
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Meno, USK Praha19.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec18.4 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.4 
 4. Reese, Usti n.18.2 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava17.7 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy17.3 
 7. Bosak, Chomutov16.5 
 8. Dufault, BK Prost.16.2 
 9. Bolds, BC Kolin15.8 
 10. Sedmak, BK Decin15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec10.1 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.4 
 3. Muirhead, BK Pardu.9.3 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava8.1 
 5. Wilson, NH Ostrava8.1 
 6. Toth, B&W Opava7.2 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy7.2 
 8. Votroubek, USK P.7.2 
 9. Reese, Usti n.7.1 
 10. Pecka, Chomutov6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Rahsaan AMES
  NH Ostrava
  (184-PG-78)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Ames, NH Ostrava5.5 
 2. Pavkovic, CEZ N.5.0 
 3. Pope, BK Decin4.3 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.3 
 5. Sanders, BK Decin4.1 
 6. Ciz, NH Ostrava4.0 
 7. Gonzalez, BC Kolin3.7 
 8. Nolen, Usti n.3.6 
 9. Sotnar, USK Praha3.5 
 10. Venta, BK Proste.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.9 
 2. Gonzalez, BC Kolin2.7 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.5 
 4. Nolen, Usti n.2.4 
 5. Ames, NH Ostrava2.3 
 6. Venta, BK Prostej.2.2 
 7. Pistecky, Usti n.2.1 
 8. Mares, USK Praha1.8 
 9. Pope, BK Decin1.8 
 10. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.5 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.3 
 5. Slavik, USK Praha1.2 
 6. Nelson, BK Pardu.1.2 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.1.1 
 8. Meno, USK Praha1.1 
 9. Votroubek, USK P.1.0 
 10. Pack, Chomutov0.7 


Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 13: U19 - Proton Zlin 83-82
Nov. 12: U19 - JBC Brno 63-74
Nov. 18: Sokol H.K. - Loko Plzen
Nov. 16: Liberec - Sparta Praha
Nov. 18: Litomerice - Sokol P.
Nov. 18: Proton Zlin - Sokol V.
Nov. 16: Ostrava - JBC Brno
Nov. 16: Nymburk B - Kara Trutnov


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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance his team was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College (-) in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech. was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech. was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech. was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech. was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech. was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the MIAA. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance his team was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane in their game against the Georgia Tech in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance his team was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane in their game against the Georgia Tech in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in American college) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in American college), who plays in the NCAA III couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance his team was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in American college) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane in their game against the Georgia Tech in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA III couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance his team was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane in their game against the Georgia Tech in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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

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

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Cajasol (1-6) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's very good performance Cajasol lost 68-79 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) CB Canarias. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Satoransky also added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It was Cajasol's third consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Satoransky has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 74.1% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jakub Kudlacek
Jakub Kudlacek
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakub Kudlacek (193-90, currently plays in Italy). Kudlacek contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-5) crushing them 87-60 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 6 points. Mapooro Cantu (5-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Kudlacek averages: 3.0ppg, 2FGP: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Turkey). Jelinek was the major contributor in an Olin Edirne's victory against the closely-ranked Antalya (1-4) 83-65 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Olin Edirne Basketball (2-3) is placed 12th in the TBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Jelinek has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 32.4% and FT: 78.9%. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Ondrej Starosta
Ondrej Starosta
   #4. An experienced center Ondrej Starosta (215-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) was not able to help Planasa NV (3-3) in their last game. Despite Starosta's good performance Planasa NV lost in an overtime 85-89 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) FCB Regal II. He scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Starosta belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Starosta averages: 15.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2008.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #5. Former international forward Jan Vesely (211-90, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their game against the Boston Celtics (4-3) in the NBA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Vesely scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards were defeated in an overtime 100-94 in Boston by the Celtics. So far Wizards lost all six games in the Regular Season. Vesely's overall stats this season are: 2.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-1) 73-61 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Hampl scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. It's Hampl's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.7ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Hampl is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #7. International center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tomas Satoransky. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Balvin couldn't help Cajasol (0-1) in their game against Banco di Sardegna Sassari (1-0). He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was his first game for Cajasol this season. Cajasol was edged 87-84 in Sassari by the leading Banco di Sardegna. Balvin is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #8. Center Ales Chan (216-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Cytavision Apoel Nicosia in a victory against the closely-ranked ENAD (1-1) crushing them 80-59 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. Chan scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (2-1) is placed second in the Division A. This year Chan's total stats are: 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2010.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #9. University international forward Patrik Auda (206-89, currently plays in NCAA1) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA last Monday. Auda recorded 8 points. The Seton Hall University has 0-0 conference record this season. Auda has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic university national team last year.

Adam Zavadil
Adam Zavadil
   #10. Forward Adam Zavadil (195-92, currently plays in NCAA1), who plays in the MIAA couldn't help the Albion College in their last game. Despite Zavadil's good performance his team was crushed 96-62 in Rochester, MI by the Oakland University. He recorded 14 points in 31 minutes. Zavadil has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg in the three games. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

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

   #1. David Steffel (212-C/F-85, currently plays in Romania) led Rovinari to a victory over the closely-ranked Giurgiu (3-4) 77-72 in the Romanian Division A on Saturday night. Steffel was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 39 minutes. CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu (4-3) is placed ninth in the Division A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Steffel is currently first on the league's list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 15.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Robert Skibniewski (183-PG-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (4-3) to beat Stelmet ZG (5-2). Skibniewski recorded 7 points. AZS Koszalin was edged 75-74 on the road by the higher-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3). Skibniewski is currently second on the list of best passers. His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to Komarno's victory against the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (4-2) 89-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Saturday night's game. Kratochvil recorded 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (5-1) is placed first in the Extraliga. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games.

   #4. Pavel Englicky (210-F/C-83, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Etha (0-2) in their game against Krka (1-1) in the EuroChallenge. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 100-73 in Novo Mesto by the higher-ranked Krka (#3) in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Englicky's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg.

   #5. Tomas Bruha (213-C-88, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the Tulane (0-0) in their game against the Georgia Tech (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Tulane this season. The Tulane was badly defeated 79-61 in Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Tech.



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 11-0 
 2. Bakken 10-1 
 3. Horsens IC 8-3 
 4. SISU 7-4 
 5. Naestved 6-5 
 6. Aarhus BC 4-7 
 7. Horsholm 3-8 
 8. Randers 3-8 
 9. Vaerlose 2-9 
 10. Aalborg 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 10: Svendborg - Aalborg 93-84
Nov. 10: Horsholm - Naestved 78-97
Nov. 11: SISU - Horsens IC 69-81
Nov. 13: Aarhus BC - Bakken 48-80
Nov. 11: Vaerlose - Randers 111-105

Regular Season: Round 14

Nov. 15: Horsens IC - Horsholm
Nov. 17: Horsholm - Vaerlose
Nov. 18: Horsens IC - Svendborg
Nov. 18: SISU - Aalborg


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Colas, Randers26.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.9 
 3. Ocana, Randers22.4 
 4. Willen, Aalborg20.5 
 5. Tomko, Bakken20.5 
 6. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.3 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.6 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC19.4 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg19.3 
 10. Thomann, Horse.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Colas, Randers14.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.6 
 4. Walker, Naestved8.8 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC8.7 
 6. Washington, Svend.8.6 
 7. Thomann, Horse.8.1 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.9 
 9. Willen, Aalborg7.9 
 10. Sorensen, Aalborg7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.0 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.4 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 4. Jonsson, Aarhus BC5.3 
 5. Nielsen, SISU5.0 
 6. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.8 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.6 
 9. Nielsen, Bakken4.5 
 10. Delaney, Aalborg4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.5 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Ortega, Randers1.9 
 4. Rungby, Horsens IC1.9 
 5. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 6. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.9 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Jakobsen, Bakken1.7 
 10. Fields, Horsholm1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.4 
 3. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 4. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.2 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Thomann, Horse.1.2 
 7. Smith, SISU0.9 
 8. Jukic, Horsholm0.9 
 9. Jensen, Vaerlose0.8 
 10. Rutherford, Svend.0.8 


BC Aarhus adds US import - by Thomas Soltau

The BC Aarhus team have just announced the signing of another US import player. The new face in Aarhus is Charles Funches (203-F-88, college: Hampton). The team hopes that the forward can provide a new and stabile scoring option in the offense and add some leadership.

BC Aarhus has at times this season have had trouble scoring and have not had one real go-to guy at times when scoring was needed in close games. Recently evident in the TV-game loss to last placed Aalborg.

Funches comes to Aarhus from Hampton College where he averaged 10,7 PPG and 7,8 RPG.



Alan Voskuil selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Alan Voskuil
Alan Voskuil
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in France). He led Chorale de Roanne to a victory over the tenth-ranked JSF Nanterre (3-3) crushing them 94-64 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Voskuil was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points in 25 minutes on the court. Chorale de Roanne Basket (2-4) is placed 14th in the ProA. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Voskuil's first year with the team. This season Voskuil averages: 8.5ppg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 78.6% in the six games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Voskuil played for the Danish senior national team three years ago. He used to play for Horsens IC in Danish league.

Jonathan Gilling
Jonathan Gilling
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international forward Jonathan Gilling (201-91, currently plays in NCAA1). He contributed to an easy victory against the Central Arkansas 79-64 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Gilling scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 35 minutes. The Arizona State University has conference record this season. Gilling has relatively good stats this year: 15.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 25.0%, 3FGP: 58.3%(14-24) in the three games. He played for the Danish U20 national team in 2010.

Jonas Zohore Bergstedt
Jonas Zohore Bergstedt
   #3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was U20 international center Jonas Zohore Bergstedt (210-91, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Cyprus. Bergstedt could not help Etha (0-2) to beat Tofas (1-1). He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was his first game for Etha this season. The fourth-placed Etha was crushed 78-57 at home by the second-ranked Tofas in the group A of EuroChallenge. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Bergstedt's first year with the team. Bergstedt played for the Danish U20 national team one years ago.

Mathias Seilund
Mathias Seilund
   #4. Forward Mathias Seilund (201-90, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to help the Fair Dickinson in their game against the Xavier University (1-0) in the NCAA. He recorded 8 points and added 3 assists in 28 minutes. It was his first game for Fair Dickinson this season. The Fair Dickinson was crushed 117-75 on the road by the Xavier University. Seilund used to play for the Danish U20 national team back in 2010.

Kevin Larsen
Kevin Larsen
   #5. U20 international forward Kevin Larsen (208-93, currently plays in NCAA1) was not able to secure a victory for the G.Washington in their game against the Youngstown State University (0-0) in the NCAA. He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for G.Washington this season. The G.Washington was defeated 80-73 on their home court in Washington, DC by the Youngstown State University. It's Larsen's first year with the team. Larsen plays currently for the Danish U20 national team.

Dennis Levene
Dennis Levene
   #6. Forward Dennis Levene (203-92, currently plays in NCAA1) couldn't help the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their game against the Harvard University (0-0) in the NEWMAC. He cannot count it as his best performance. Levene recorded only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. It was his first game for Massachusetts Institute of Technology this season. his team lost 54-69 in a derby game to the Harvard University. Levene is U20 international player who is currently on the Danish National Team roster.

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

   #1. Tencho Tenchev (202-F-93, currently plays in Bulgaria), who plays in the Bulgarian NBL could not help U20 (0-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Tenchev's very good performance the bottom-ranked U20 was defeated 87-74 at home by the higher-ranked Rilski Sportist (#5). He was the top scorer with 21 points. Tenchev also added 4 assists and 3 steals. It's Tenchev's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 15.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7spg. Tenchev has a dual citizenship: Danish and Bulgarian. Despite his Danish passport, Tenchev currently plays for the Bulgarian U20 national team and is not eligible to play for the Danish team.

Other top Danish players, who play abroad:

Chanan Colman (191-G-84) plays for Maccabi Haifa in Israeli Winner League
Esben Reinholt (195-G-93) plays for KK Split in Croatian A1
Rasmus Larsen (212-C-94) plays for Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB
Jens Hakanowitz (204-F/C-80) plays for Rostock EBC in German Regionalliga
Michael Larsen (84) plays for Racing in Luxembourg N2



Ligaen Round 13 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Ligaen round 13 most important game was a victory of Horsens IC over 4th placed SISU 81-69 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. SISU managed to win fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Horsens IC forced 20 SISU turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by SISU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Darko Jukic (198-G-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with 18 points and 7 assists for the winners. American forward Damon Smith (200-88, college: Mary) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for SISU. SISU's coach Almir Zeco rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Horsens IC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Svendborg. SISU at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face league's leader Svendborg at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SISU will play against Aalborg and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Aarhus: Bakken (#2) and Aarhus BC (#6). Aarhus BC was crushed at home by 32 points 48-80 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) stepped up and scored 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Christian Lindberg chipped in 18 points. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Bulgarian forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Defending champion maintains second place with 10-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Aarhus BC at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Ligaen top team - Svendborg (11-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked Aalborg (1-10) 93-84. Adama Darboe nailed 24 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Ryan Willen came up with 19 points and 6 rebounds for Aalborg in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Undefeated Svendborg have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record. Loser Aalborg dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. Svendborg will meet Horsens IC (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aalborg will play against SISU (#4) in Copenhagen.
The game in Horsholm was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Naestved (6-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Horsholm (3-8). Naestved did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 97-78. Caleb Walker fired 27 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Horsholm's coach tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Naestved maintains fifth place with 6-5 record. Horsholm at the other side keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Naestved will have a break next round. Horsholm will play at home against Vaerlose (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 13 Randers was beaten by Vaerlose on the road 111-105.


Aarhus BC - Bakken 48-80

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Aarhus: Bakken (#2) and Aarhus BC (#6). Aarhus BC was crushed at home by 32 points 48-80 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It looked good early as Aarhus BC took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bakken had a 22-10 second period charge getting the lead and Aarhus BC was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 48-80. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) stepped up and scored 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Christian Lindberg (195-83) chipped in 18 points. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Bulgarian forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Defending champion maintains second place with 10-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Aarhus BC at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Aarhus BC: H.Petkov 16+12reb, R.Dezouvre 10+6reb+2ast, A.Jonsson 8+2reb+2ast, J.Wang 6+3reb+1ast, R.Laier 5+2reb, L.Jensen 3+1reb+1ast
Bakken: N.Iversen 23+6reb, C.Lindberg 18+2reb, A.Jakobsen 8+2reb+5ast, F.Nielsen 8+2reb+7ast, J.Jensen 6+1ast, M.Sahlertz 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 195277


Vaerlose - Randers 111-105

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Vaerlose (2-9) beat at home 7th ranked Randers (3-8) 111-105. Randers were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Vaerlose made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Icelandic Axel Karason (194-83) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) produced 31 points and 8 rebounds and forward Christian Nielsen (201-86, college: Wagner) added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Five Vaerlose and four Randers players scored in double figures. Vaerlose maintains ninth place with 2-9 record. Newly promoted Randers keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Vaerlose's next round opponent will be higher ranked Horsholm (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Randers: B.Colas 31+8reb+3ast, D.Ocana 24+1reb, C.Nielsen 21+6reb+5ast, M.Ortega 15+5reb+5ast, S.Rasmussen 4+2reb, C.Jorgensen 4+3reb+2ast
Vaerlose: R.Delk 26+3reb+4ast, J.Baker 21+12reb+2ast, A.Karason 18+11reb+5ast, P.Moller 13+1reb+4ast, J.Jensen 12+8reb+1ast, A.Holm-Weber 11+1reb+4ast
gschID: 195272


SISU - Horsens IC 69-81

Ligaen round 13 most important game was a victory of Horsens IC over 4th placed SISU 81-69 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. SISU managed to win fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Horsens IC forced 20 SISU turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by SISU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Darko Jukic (198-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So., agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with 18 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Horsens IC players scored in double figures. American forward Damon Smith (200-88, college: Mary) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and international point guard Mikael Nielsen (178-90) added 19 points in the effort for SISU. SISU's coach Almir Zeco rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Horsens IC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Svendborg. SISU at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face league's leader Svendborg at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SISU will play against Aalborg and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Nielsen 19+1reb+1ast, D.Smith 16+11reb, J.Visaq 8+2reb+1ast, M.Flowers 7+5reb+2ast, Z.Moritz 7+5reb+2ast, P.Jorgensen 4+2reb
Horsens IC: D.Jukic 21+10reb+2ast, S.Bowlin 18+3reb+7ast, K.Thomann 15+12reb, D.Friedrich 11+2reb, F.Rungby 6+3reb, M.Sakne 6+4reb+3ast
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Horsholm - Naestved 78-97

The game in Horsholm was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Naestved (6-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Horsholm (3-8). Naestved did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 97-78. It looked good early as Horsholm took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Naestved had a 32-23 second period charge getting the lead and Horsholm was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-97. Naestved made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Naestved especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. American guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) fired 27 points and 6 rebounds for the winners (made all of his nine free throws !!!). His fellow American import power forward Joe Benjamin (200-83, college: W.Virginia St.) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Hungarian forward Attila Kovacs (203-85) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Zarko Jukic (200-93) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Naestved and five Horsholm players scored in double figures. Horsholm's coach tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Naestved maintains fifth place with 6-5 record. Horsholm at the other side keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Naestved will have a break next round. Horsholm will play at home against Vaerlose (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: B.Butler 18+4ast, A.Kovacs 16+7reb+1ast, Z.Jukic 15+6reb+3ast, R.Fields 11+3reb+1ast, C.Hesseldal 11+6reb+1ast, R.Hansen 7+5reb
Naestved: C.Walker 27+6reb+2ast, J.Benjamin 24+6reb, A.Murphy 13+4reb+4ast, N.Brasas 12+4reb+3ast, M.Frandsen 8+4reb+2ast, S.Mjos 7+3ast
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Svendborg - Aalborg 93-84

Ligaen top team - Svendborg (11-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked Aalborg (1-10) 93-84. Aalborg trailed by 17 points at halftime and as many as 21 after three quarters before a 29-17 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 84-93 at the end of the game. Svendborg dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Aalborg's 36. Svendborg forced 21 Aalborg turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Svendborg made 7 blocks. The former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) nailed 24 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and U.S. Virgin Islands power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra) accounted for 19 points and 9 rebounds. American power forward Ryan Willen (204-89, college: Lafayette) came up with 19 points and 6 rebounds and forward Mads Rasmussen (195-88) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Aalborg in the defeat. Five Svendborg and four Aalborg players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Svendborg have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record. Loser Aalborg dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. Svendborg will meet Horsens IC (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aalborg will play against SISU (#4) in Copenhagen.
Top scorers:
Aalborg: R.Willen 19+6reb+1ast, M.Rasmussen 14+7reb+3ast, J.Kristiansen 12+4reb+1ast, R.Lauridsen 10+6reb+2ast, S.Sorensen 9+2reb+2ast, N.Andreasen 8+2reb+2ast
Svendborg: A.Darboe 24+3reb+8ast, G.Washington 19+9reb, D.Rutherford 15+7reb+3ast, C.Magaard 14+3reb, M.Plannthin 13+4reb+6ast, K.Gertz 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 195269



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

23-year old forward Justin Baker (203-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Vaerlose and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Randers (#8, 3-8) 111-105. Vaerlose maintains the 9th position in Danish league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 9 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Baker had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Justin Baker averages this season 11.3ppg and 6.6rpg. Worth to mention Baker played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. He is American forward in his first season at Randers. In the last game Colas recorded impressive 31 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Randers lost that game 105-111 to slightly lower-ranked Vaerlose (#9, 2-9). This loss caused Randers to drop to 8th position in the standings. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Randers managed to get this year. Colas is a newcomer at Randers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.1ppg (#1). He also registered 14.1 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Caleb Walker (193-G-89) of Naestved (#5). Walker scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Naestved, leading his team to a 97-78 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Horsholm (#7, 3-8). Naestved needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Walker has a great season in Denmark. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.6ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 8.8rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) of Bakken - 23 points and 6 rebounds
7. Richard Delk (193-G-86) of Vaerlose - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Joe Benjamin (200-F/C-83) of Naestved - 24 points and 6 rebounds
9. Axel Karason (194-SF-83) of Vaerlose - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Zarko Jukic (200-F-93) of Horsholm - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


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

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

Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Trevor Ariza (203-85, agency: David Lee services, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Washington Wizards (0-6) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Ariza's very good performance the Washington Wizards were badly defeated 92-76 on the road by the Charlotte Bobcats. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Ariza also added 6 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Ariza has relatively good stats this year: 8.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.3apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 38.2%, 3FGP: 27.8%. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Ariza played for the Dominican Republic senior national team seven years ago. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). Mejia was the major contributor in a Banvit BK's victory against the tenth-ranked Mersin (1-3) 71-60 in the Turkish TBL on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. Mejia also added 7 assists in 30 minutes. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (4-1) is placed fifth in the TBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Mejia has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 54.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.7% in the five games he played so far. He played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2005.

Eulis Baez
Eulis Baez
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Eulis Baez (198-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Spain). He managed to help Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 to win against the 15th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-6) crushing them 73-52 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Baez recorded 5 points. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (5-2) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Baez averages: 5.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 52.9%. He played for the Dominican Republic national team three years ago.

Jeff Greer
Jeff Greer
   #4. An experienced swingman Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers, currently plays in France) was not able to help Strasbourg IG (4-2) in their game against Poitiers (2-4) in the French ProA. Greer scored 6 points in 27 minutes. Strasbourg IG lost 70-80 on the opponent's court to the much lower-ranked (#11) Poitiers. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. It's Greer's first season with the team. Greer is currently sixth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best passers (sixth place). This year his overall stats are: 5.2ppg and 3.7rpg in the six games. Greer is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. He used to play for the Dominican Republic national team back in 2009. Greer played also for Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic league.

   #5. Former U17 international guard Rayner Moquete (185-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Binghamton in their last game on Sunday. Despite Moquete's good performance the Binghamton was defeated 58-49 at home by the Brown University. He scored 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Moquete has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team five years ago.

Josh Asselin
Josh Asselin
   #6. Power forward Josh Asselin (210-78, college: Michigan, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-7) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (4-3) in the Spanish ACB. Asselin recorded 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The bottom-ranked Assignia Manresa was crushed 89-47 in Barcelona by the much higher-ranked Regal FC (#9). So far Assignia Manresa lost all seven games in the Regular Season. Asselin's stats this season are: 10.1ppg and 3.3rpg. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Asselin is a former international player as he played for the Dominican Republic senior team six years ago. He used to play for Naco in Dominican Republic league.

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

   #1. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) led Atlanta Hawks to a 3-point victory over the Indiana Pacers (3-5) 89-86 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Horford scored 16 points, had 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 33 minutes. The Atlanta Hawks have 3-3 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Horford's sixth year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Horford averages: 14.8ppg, 8.7rpg and 2.5apg in the six games he played so far.

   #2. Experienced Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProA could not help Strasbourg IG (4-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Greer's good performance Strasbourg IG was defeated 80-70 on the road by the much lower-ranked Poitiers (#11). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Greer also added 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Greer is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best passers (sixth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 12.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 5.2apg and 1.3spg. Greer has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #3. Emmanuel Quezada (188-PG-85, college: USF, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help FIATC Joventut (4-3) in their last game. Despite Quezada's good performance FIATC Joventut lost in an overtime 84-89 at home to the higher-ranked (#8) Blancos de Rueda. He recorded 12 points in only a mere 14 minutes. Quezada has reliable stats this year: 12.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.0apg in the seven games. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Apparently Quezada has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #4. Adris Deleon (180-G-84, college: E.Washington, currently plays in Australia) was not able to secure a victory for Wollongong Hawks (5-1) in their game against Kings (4-4) in the Australian NBL. He scored 9 points (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). But Wollongong Hawks were defeated 65-51 in Sydney by the lower-ranked Kings (#4). It was Wollongong Hawks' first loss after five consecutive victories. Deleon is currently sixth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (third place). This season he has very high stats. Deleon averages: 15.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg.

   #5. Larry Turner (210-C/F-82, college: Tennessee St., currently plays in Greece) contributed to an Apollon Patras' victory against the closely-ranked Kolossos (3-2) 80-67 in the Greek A1 on Sunday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. AS Apollon Patrasis placed sixth in the A1. This year Turner's total stats are: 6.8ppg and 3.4rpg in the five games. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Apparently Turner has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #6. Francisco Garcia (201-F/G-81, college: Louisville, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Sacramento Kings in their game against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Garcia scored only 2 points. His team were defeated 97-86 in the NBA. This season Garcia averages just 1.8ppg.

   #7. Tjoe de Paula (185-PG-81, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Holland), who plays in the Dutch Eredivisie couldn't help Leeuwarden (3-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Leeuwarden lost 77-92 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#8) Weert. de Paula scored 13 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 33 minutes. de Paula has reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in the four games. He also holds two passports: Dominican Republic and Dutch.

   #8. Charlie Villanueva (209-F-84, college: Connecticut, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Detroit Pistons in their game against the Houston Rockets in the NBA. Villanueva cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. It was his first game for Detroit Pistons this season. His team were defeated 96-82 in the NBA. Villanueva holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #9. Ruben Guillandeaux (198-G-88, college: La Salle, currently plays in Cyprus) couldn't help AEL in their game against AEK in the Cypriot Division A, despite his very good performance in Friday night's game. Guillandeaux scored 16 points and added 8 assists in 40 minutes. But his team lost 78-84. Guillandeaux is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.0apg. He also averaged so far 12.7ppg and 5.3rpg in the three games. Guillandeaux holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #10. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in their game against G.Canaria 2014 in the Spanish ACB. Feldeine recorded 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was crushed by 21 points 73-52. He has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. Feldeine holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.



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Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Rapla - Tarvas 95-70
Nov. 10: Parnu - Hito/Johvi 81-57
Nov. 9: Tln Kalev - Rapla 69-85
Nov. 13: Valga - Tln Kalev 68-58
Nov. 9: TTU - Tarvas 66-81
Nov. 11: Hito/Johvi - Valga 59-71

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 18: Hito/Johvi - Rapla
Nov. 18: Parnu - Tarvas
Nov. 20: TTU - Tln Kalev
Nov. 21: Kalev/Cramo - Tarvas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.6 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock17.8 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas16.6 
 4. Lindmets, Tarvas15.1 
 5. Pilk, Rapla14.0 
 6. Arnold, TTU13.8 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev13.7 
 8. Evart, Parnu13.6 
 9. Umbrasko, Tarvas13.4 
 10. Akenparg, TTU13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 14
 1. Raadik, Parnu14.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.0 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.3 
 4. Grim, Valga7.9 
 5. Keedus, TTU7.6 
 6. Arnold, TTU7.4 
 7. Ringmets, Rapla7.4 
 8. Cunda, Valga7.3 
 9. Grafs, Valga7.1 
 10. Tambre, Hito/Johvi6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  TU/Rock
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Ingram, TU/Rock5.2 
 2. Cunda, Valga4.8 
 3. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.6 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.6 
 5. Keedus, TTU4.4 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev4.3 
 7. Laane, Rapla4.0 
 8. Saare, Hito/Johvi4.0 
 9. Pilk, Rapla2.6 
 10. Matulionis, Parnu2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tamm, Tarvas3.1 
 2. Saage, TU/Rock2.6 
 3. Akenparg, TTU2.4 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 5. Ingram, TU/Rock2.0 
 6. Keedus, TTU1.8 
 7. Cunda, Valga1.7 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.4 
 9. Laksa, Tarvas1.4 
 10. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Arnold, TTU1.4 
 2. Saks, Tarvas0.9 
 3. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.9 
 4. Grim, Valga0.8 
 5. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas0.6 
 7. Umbrasko, Tarvas0.6 
 8. Kitsing, Parnu0.6 
 9. Nurger, Rapla0.6 
 10. Makke, TTU0.6 


Reimo Tamm claims Estonian KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Tarvas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 28-year old playmaker had the game-high 22 points adding six rebounds and seven assists for Tarvas in his team's victory, helping them to beat TTU (#7, 2-3) 81-66. Tarvas maintains the 2nd position in Estonian KML. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Tarvas will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. In the team's last game Tamm had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Tarvas' top player in his first season with the team. Tamm has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.6ppg. Tamm is in league's top in assists (4th best: 4.6apg) and averages solid 3.1spg,54.7% FGP and 44.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev. Okoye impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Tln Kalev lost that game 58-68 to the higher-ranked Valga (#3, 5-4). This loss caused Tln Kalev to slide to the very bottom (9) position in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Tln Kalev managed to get this year. Okoye is a newcomer at Tln Kalev 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 Tarvas' star - American Renato Lindmets (200-F-84). Lindmets scored 21 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Lindmets' great performance Tarvas lost 70-95 to #4 ranked Rapla. But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Tarvas needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 2 lost games. Lindmets has a great season in Estonia. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.1ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.3rpg (3rd best). Renato Lindmets has also Estonian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maris Laksa (205-F-81) of Tarvas - 25 points and 3 rebounds
5. Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) of Rapla - 22 points and 8 assists
6. Raitis Grafs (208-C-81) of Valga - 15 points and 10 rebounds
7. Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) of Rapla - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Veljo Vares (200-F/G-81) of Valga - 15 points and 7 rebounds

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



KML Round 6: BC Rakvere is upset by Rapla - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Rapla between second ranked BC Rakvere (5-2) and fourth ranked Rapla (4-3) on Saturday night. BC Rakvere was crushed by Rapla on the road 95-70. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of BC Rakvere. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. BC Rakvere managed to win fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) who scored 22 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Forward Kristjan Voolaid (201-92) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Rapla have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-3 record. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. Rapla are looking forward to face Hito/Johvi (#8) on the road in the next round. BC Rakvere will play against Kalev/Cramo (#5) in Tallinn and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Johvi was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Valga (5-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-6). Valga defeated Hito/Johvi 71-59. It was a good game for Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Veljo Vares contributed with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Sander Saare (182-94) replied with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Hito/Johvi. Hito/Johvi's coach Priit Sternhof rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga moved-up to third place. Hito/Johvi lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Tln Kalev. Valga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hito/Johvi will play at home against Rapla (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Tallinn was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Rapla (4-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (1-6). Rapla defeated Tln Kalev 85-69 on Friday. Rait-Riivo Laane scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Janis Vahter with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rapla have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-3 record. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with six games lost. They share the position with Hito/Johvi. Rapla will meet Hito/Johvi (#8) on the road in the next round. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TTU.
The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. Second ranked BC Rakvere (5-2) played at the court of 5th ranked TTU (2-3). BC Rakvere defeated TTU 81-66. Reimo Tamm notched 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort. BC Rakvere have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-2 record having just -2 point less than leader TU/Rock. TTU at the other side dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. BC Rakvere's next round opponent will be Kalev/Cramo (#5) in Tallinn. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Tln Kalev.

In the last two games of round 6 Tln Kalev was defeated by Valga in a road game 68-58. Parnu smashed Hito/Johvi at home 81-57.


Valga - Tln Kalev 68-58

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Tln Kalev (1-6) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Valga (5-4) 68-58. The hosts were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 26-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Valga outrebounded Tln Kalev 41-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) supported him with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds by Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) did not help to save the game for Tln Kalev. American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) added 13 points and 5 assists. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Valga moved-up to third place. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Valga will have a break next round. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TTU.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 19+13reb+2ast, M.Campbell 13+2reb+5ast, J.Vahter 11+3reb, R.Roos 4+3reb+3ast, M.Kurg 3+1reb, M.Paiste 2+2reb+1ast
Valga: V.Vares 15+7reb+1ast, R.Grafs 15+10reb, T.Oja 11+2reb+2ast, M.Grim 8+6reb, E.Cunda 7+6reb+8ast, T.Leok 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 201688


Hito/Johvi - Valga 59-71

The game in Johvi was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Valga (5-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-6). Valga defeated Hito/Johvi 71-59. The game was mostly controlled by Valga. Hito/Johvi was better in third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hito/Johvi was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 9 rebounds. The former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) contributed with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Sander Saare (182-94) replied with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Georg Tambre (194-94) added 4 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Hito/Johvi. Hito/Johvi's coach Priit Sternhof rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Valga moved-up to third place. Hito/Johvi lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Tln Kalev. Valga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Hito/Johvi will play at home against Rapla (#4) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: S.Saare 13+6reb+6ast, J.Kool 9+2reb+2ast, T.Uuekula 8+4reb, A.Anijarv 6, A.Lehismets 6+2ast, J.Saar 4+1reb
Valga: E.Cunda 14+6reb+1ast, R.Grafs 12+9reb+3ast, J.Jarvelainen 11+4reb+1ast, T.Leok 8+2reb+2ast, R.Petersonig 7+2ast, V.Vares 7+10reb+5ast
gschID: 201687


Parnu - Hito/Johvi 81-57

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked KK Parnu's (2-3) home victory over 8th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-6) 81-57. The game was mostly controlled by KK Parnu. Hito/Johvi was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Hito/Johvi to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Hito/Johvi 43-32 including 29 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Hito/Johvi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) notched 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and international forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90) supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four KK Parnu players scored in double figures. Even 7 points and 8 rebounds by Georg Tambre (194-94) did not help to save the game for Hito/Johvi. Tonis Uuekula (201-88) added 7 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Parnu moved-up to sixth place, which they share with TTU. Hito/Johvi lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with six games lost. KK Parnu's next round opponent will be league's second-placed BC Rakvere at home and it may be quite challenging game. Hito/Johvi will play against Rapla (#4).
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: M.Kirsimaa 11+1reb+1ast, J.Saar 8+2reb, S.Saare 7+5reb+1ast, G.Tambre 7+8reb+1ast, T.Uuekula 7+7reb, M.Laanemets 4+2ast
Parnu: A.Peciukevicius 16+5reb+5ast, T.Hamarsalu 12+2reb+2ast, R.Raap 11+5reb, K.Kitsing 10+9reb, O.Matulionis 10+2reb+4ast, K.Evart 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 201686


Rapla - Tarvas 95-70

The most important game in the last round took place in Rapla between second ranked BC Rakvere (5-2) and fourth ranked Rapla (4-3) on Saturday night. BC Rakvere was crushed by Rapla on the road 95-70. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of BC Rakvere. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. BC Rakvere managed to win fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) who scored 22 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Forward Kristjan Voolaid (201-92) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Five Rapla players scored in double figures. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized American forward Renato Lindmets (200-84, college: Westfield St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and the former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) added 19 points respectively. Rapla have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-3 record. BC Rakvere at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. Rapla are looking forward to face Hito/Johvi (#8) on the road in the next round. BC Rakvere will play against Kalev/Cramo (#5) in Tallinn and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Lindmets 21+10reb+1ast, R.Tamm 19+3reb+2ast, M.Laksa 10+1reb+2ast, J.Umbrasko 7+6reb+1ast, O.Metsalu 6+5reb+1ast, K.Saks 3+5reb+2ast
Rapla: R.Laane 22+1reb+8ast, K.Voolaid 20+5reb, I.Pilk 16+4reb+2ast, I.Kajupank 13+4reb+1ast, A.Parn 11+5reb+2ast, M.Paasoja 7+5reb+5ast
gschID: 201685


Tln Kalev - Rapla 69-85

The game in Tallinn was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Rapla (4-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (1-6). Rapla defeated Tln Kalev 85-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Rapla. Tln Kalev managed to win second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Andre Parn (202-77) chipped in 17 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) during the contest. Five Rapla players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Janis Vahter (193-86) with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rapla have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-3 record. Tln Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with six games lost. They share the position with Hito/Johvi. Rapla will meet Hito/Johvi (#8) on the road in the next round. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena TTU.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: J.Vahter 17+9reb, I.Okoye 13+7reb+2ast, R.Roos 11+4ast, M.Kurg 9+5reb+3ast, I.Tulit 9+3reb, M.Campbell 8+3reb+2ast
Rapla: R.Laane 24+6reb+2ast, A.Parn 17+4reb, I.Pilk 12+4reb+3ast, I.Kajupank 11+1reb+1ast, R.Ringmets 10+9reb+1ast, A.Antson 7+2ast
gschID: 201684


TTU - Tarvas 66-81

The game in Tallinn was also worth to mention about. Second ranked BC Rakvere (5-2) played at the court of 5th ranked TTU (2-3). BC Rakvere defeated TTU 81-66. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. BC Rakvere forced 19 TTU turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by TTU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) notched 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and Latvian forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence) supported him with 25 points. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Even 6 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists by international forward Erik Keedus (198-90) did not help to save the game for TTU. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) added 12 points. BC Rakvere have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-2 record having just -2 point less than leader TU/Rock. TTU at the other side dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. BC Rakvere's next round opponent will be Kalev/Cramo (#5) in Tallinn. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Tln Kalev.
Top scorers:
TTU: K.Makke 13+3reb, K.Akenparg 12+3reb+2ast, M.Kaja 10+5reb, J.Puidet 8+4reb+3ast, A.Arnold 7+6reb+1ast, E.Keedus 6+10reb+6ast
Tarvas: M.Laksa 25+3reb, R.Tamm 22+6reb+7ast, R.Lindmets 13+7reb+1ast, K.Saks 12+8reb, J.Umbrasko 6+6reb+4ast, O.Metsalu 3+1reb
gschID: 201683



EuroChallenge: Gaz Metan enjoyed the narrow win in Tartu - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool - Gaz Metan 68:70

Gaz Metan enjoyed the narrow win in Tartu in Group D of EuroChallenge. The Romanian team needed a 70:68 victory to share the top with the Ukrainian Khimik with 2-0 records. Tartu Ulikool meanwhile lost their second consecutive win.
It was a real thriller in the court. The Romanian side took 1-point lead at the end of the first period, but Tartu Ulikool grabbed 33:29 at the halftime. Deven Mitchell (197-F-84, agency: Interperformances) later tied the game at 34:34 and Paul Graham (192-G-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: Florida Atlantic) made the same at 41:41. Mike St.John (203-F/C-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: La Salle) nailed three at the end of the third quarter for 52:49 advantage. Justin Ingram (188-PG-85, agency: Two Points, college: Toledo) scored for 65:65 with less than 2 minutes to go, but his side could not win. Ivanovic posted two free throws at the end of the game for the final 70:67 win.
Mike St.John top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Deven Mitchell notched 16. Paul Graham delivered 9, while Titus Nicoara (203-PF-88, agency: Interperformances) and Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) added 8 apiece. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) replied with 15 points in the losing case, while Justin Ingram followed him with 14. Kristo Saage (185-PG-85) tossed in 11 and Joosep Toome (208-C-85) added 8.

Tartu Ulikool: Egidijus Dimsa 15, Justin Ingram 14, Kristo Saage 11, Joosep Toome 8
Gaz Metan: Mike St.John 17, Deven Mitchell 16, Paul Graham 9, Titus Nicoara 8, Slobodan Dundjerski 8



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  EUROCHALLENGE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Nov. 13: Karsiyaka - Krka 79-56
Nov. 13: Etha - Tofas 57-78

B

Nov. 14: Keravnos - Kataja
Nov. 14: Ploiesti - Krasnie Krilya

C

Nov. 13: Pyrinto - Ventspils 74-89
Nov. 13: Norrkoping - Sodertalje 64-62

D

Nov. 13: Dijon - Khimik 73-76
Nov. 13: Tartu Ulikool - Gaz Metan 68-70

E

Nov. 13: Aalstar - Pitesti 99-68
Nov. 13: Paris-Levallois - M.Hainaut 84-86

F

Nov. 13: Kormend - Szolnok 92-96
Nov. 13: EWE Baskets - Timisoara 84-67

G

Nov. 13: Tsmoki-Minsk - Apollon 93-62
Nov. 13: Nancy - Gravelines 68-80

H

Nov. 13: Armia - Antwerp 71-80
Nov. 14: Telekom Baskets - Hapoel Holon


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Bader, Szolnok24.5 
 2. Brown, Apollon24.5 
 3. Millage, Armia22.0 
 4. Harris, Dijon22.0 
 5. Shaw, Kormend21.5 
 6. Hopkins, Antwerp21.0 
 7. Lowe, Pyrinto20.0 
 8. Ingram, TU/Rock19.5 
 9. Burtt, Tofas19.5 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Tofas
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Elonu, Tofas13.0 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto11.0 
 3. Wilson, Armia10.5 
 4. Bader, Szolnok10.5 
 5. Simms, Sodertalje10.5 
 6. Brown, Apollon10.5 
 7. Camara, Gravelines9.5 
 8. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut8.5 
 10. Buljan, Kormend8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dru JOYCE
  EWE Baskets
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Joyce, EWE Baskets7.5 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut7.0 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.7.0 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto6.5 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka6.5 
 6. Diot, Paris-Levall.6.5 
 7. Moors, Antwerp6.0 
 8. Millage, Armia6.0 
 9. Rujak, Kormend5.5 
 10. Diabate, Nancy5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antoine DIOT
  Paris-Levallois
  (191-PG-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Diot, Paris-Levall.5.0 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut3.5 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.3.5 
 4. Millage, Armia3.0 
 5. Muric, Krka3.0 
 6. Johnson, Timisoara2.5 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto2.5 
 8. Ferencz, Kormend2.5 
 9. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.5 
 10. Lowe, Pyrinto2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vernon GOODRIDGE
  Khimik
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Goodridge, Khimik2.5 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut2.0 
 3. Wilson, Armia2.0 
 4. Aminu, Karsiyaka2.0 
 5. Love, Antwerp2.0 
 6. Jefferson, Apollon1.5 
 7. Vaty, Gravelines1.5 
 8. Zavadsky, Khimik1.5 
 9. Kinloch, Pitesti1.5 
 10. Biggs, Antwerp1.5 


Pizza Express Apollon Falls to 0-2 in EuroChallenge Group G Play with 31-Point Loss to Tsmoki-Minsk - by Surujh Roopnarine

Despite a game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds from Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.), Cypriot club Pizza Express Apollon was no match on the road against hosts Tsmoki-Minsk 62-39 tonight in Belarus. The home squad, after leading by nine at halftime, 38-29, went on to dominate the second half, outscoring the visitors 55-33 over the last 20 minutes to even their record to 1-1. Former University of Tennessee guard JaJuan Smith (188-G-85, college: Tennessee) led a balanced attack for Tsmoki-Minsk, scoring a team-high 22 points on 7-13 shooting, one of four home players to reach double-figures. Apollon did themselves no favors on the offensive end as they connected on just 2-9 from three-point range and could not capitalize on a 30-18 free-throw attempt advantage, making just 20. On the other hand Tsmoki-Minsk was more efficient from three, connecting on 11-30 as a team while only missing two of their 18 free-throw attempts and forcing 22 turnovers from Apollon. Following Smith for the home side was Belarusian shooting guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) who scored 20 points to go with five rebounds. For Apollon, MaJic Dorsey (185-PG-81, college: S.Indiana) was the second leading scorer with 10 points and a team-high three assists in 26 minutes.
TSMOKI-MINSK: JaJuan Smith (22pts), Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (20pts+5reb), Aliaksei Lashkevich (12pts+7reb), Aliaksei Trastsinetski (200-SF-86) (10pts+5reb)
APOLLON: Brandon Brown (24pts+13reb), MaJic Dorsey (10pts), Grigoris Pantouris (190-G/F-82) (8pts), Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St.) (7pts+6reb)



EuroChallenge: easy win for Okapi over Pitesti in Group E - by Bert Larsimont

Generali Okapi Aalstar leads Group E of the EuroChallenge after their triumph over BCMU Pitesti on Tuesday night.

The Romanians played without Octavian Calota (186-PG-84). In the first quarter, Okapi center John Tofi (203-F/C-84, college: UTEP) was well present in the paint. The local team quickly took a large lead while only three players scored for the visitors.

After a few turnovers by the hosts, BCMU came closer: 26-20 on a lay-up by Drasko Albijanic (211-C-86). Nevertheless, the Okapis finished the second quarter strongly and led 50-34 at half-time.

The hosts kept the same rhythm in the third quarter and even made the show for the local supporters. Coach Brad Dean could make some substitutions in the last quarter in order to preserve some of his key players in view of the Ethias League shock against Telenet Oostende to be played at the Forum in Aalst next Friday. Dean's players literally dominated the game from start to finish. BCM U Pitesti's shooters had a hard time hitting shots from long range (three-point average: 2/13, 15.4%) while Okapi players were pretty efficient from behind the three-point line (6/9, 66.7%). The hosts, with big men like Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Michigan), John Tofi and Noah Hartsock (203-F, college: BYU) also outrebounded the losing side 38-20 in this game.

Special mentions to John Tofi who had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in this game for Okapi Aalstar and Pankracije Barac (196-G-81, agency: Court Side) who scored 23 points and had 2 steals for BCMU Pitesti.


With a record of 2 wins after 2 games played, Okapi Aalstar takes the lead in Group E. Belfius Mons Hainaut defeated Paris Levallois after overtime (84-86) in the other game of the group this week.

Score evolution: 25-14, 50-34, 79-54 and 99-68.
Best scorers:
Okapi: A. Steinbach 5, D. Raivio 14, J. Tofi 16, L. Anderson 8, S. Clark 13, K. Baeyens 2, H. Van Langenhove 3, T. Dreesen 5, R. Thompson 15, N. Hartsock 10, C. Young 8.
BCMU: D. Kinloch 14, P. Barac 23, M. Jones 10, S. Popovic 1, A. Gennie 4, D. Albijanic 16.

(Sources: www.okapiaalstar.be and www.fibaeurope.com)



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  EUROCUP   

Standings

Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. CEZ Nymburk 1-0 
 2. Rudupis 1-0 
 3. Budivelnyk 0-1 
 4. Hapoel J-M 0-1 
Group B
 1. Gescrap BB 2-0 
 2. Lukoil Academik 1-0 
 3. Buducnost 0-1 
 4. Spirou 0-2 
Group C
 1. Triumph 1-0 
 2. Le Mans 1-1 
 3. VEF Riga 1-1 
 4. Art.Dragons 0-1 
Group D
 1. s.Oliver Baskets 1-0 
 2. Valencia 1-0 
 3. Azovmash 0-1 
 4. Banvit BK 0-1 
Group E
 1. Galatasaray 1-0 
 2. Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3. BC Donetsk 0-1 
 4. Trefl Sopot 0-1 
Group F
 1. Oostende 1-0 
 2. Unics 1-0 
 3. Panionios 0-1 
 4. Stelmet ZG 0-1 
Group G
 1. Ratiopharm 1-0 
 2. Spartak SP 1-0 
 3. Cholet 0-1 
 4. Cibona 0-1 
Group H
 1. Banco di Sard. 1-0 
 2. Crvena Zvezda 1-0 
 3. Cajasol 0-1 
 4. Orleans 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

A

Nov. 14: Budivelnyk - Rudupis
Nov. 14: Hapoel J-M - CEZ Nymburk

B

Nov. 13: Spirou - Gescrap BB 69-85
Nov. 14: Buducnost - Lukoil Academik

C

Nov. 13: VEF Riga - Le Mans 80-89
Nov. 14: Triumph - Art.Dragons

D

Nov. 14: Azovmash - Valencia
Nov. 14: Banvit BK - s.Oliver Baskets

E

Nov. 14: Galatasaray - BC Donetsk
Nov. 14: Lokomotiv - Trefl Sopot

F

Nov. 14: Panionios - Stelmet ZG
Nov. 14: Unics - Oostende

G

Nov. 14: Spartak SP - Cholet
Nov. 14: Ratiopharm - Cibona

H

Nov. 14: Cajasol - Crvena Zvezda
Nov. 14: Orleans - Banco di Sard.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 19
 1. Walsh, Spirou19.0 
 2. Vasiliadis, Gescr.17.0 
 3. Bertans, VEF Riga17.0 
 4. Allen, Spirou17.0 
 5. Batista, Le Mans16.5 
 6. El-Amin, Le Mans16.0 
 7. Berzins, VEF Riga15.5 
 8. Janicenoks, VEF R.14.5 
 9. Zisis, Gescrap BB14.0 
 10. Hamilton, Gescr.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Axel HERVELLE
  Gescr.
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Hervelle, Gescr.9.5 
 2. Kahudi, Le Mans8.0 
 3. Hamilton, Gescr.5.5 
 4. Berzins, VEF Riga5.5 
 5. Victor, Le Mans5.5 
 6. Sy, Le Mans5.0 
 7. Rowland, VEF Riga4.5 
 8. Zavackas, VEF Riga4.5 
 9. Walsh, Spirou4.0 
 10. Vasiliadis, Gescr.4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikolaos ZISIS
  Gescrap BB
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Zisis, Gescrap BB7.5 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.5.0 
 3. Walsh, Spirou4.5 
 4. El-Amin, Le Mans4.0 
 5. Hervelle, Gescr.3.0 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga3.0 
 7. Vasiliadis, Gescr.3.0 
 8. Beghin, Spirou2.5 
 9. Foster, Spirou2.5 
 10. Grimau, Gescrap BB2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Axel HERVELLE
  Gescr.
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hervelle, Gescr.2.0 
 2. Vasiliadis, Gescr.2.0 
 3. Kahudi, Le Mans1.5 
 4. El-Amin, Le Mans1.5 
 5. Victor, Le Mans1.5 
 6. Hamilton, Spirou1.0 
 7. Riddick, Spirou1.0 
 8. Rowland, VEF Riga1.0 
 9. Grimau, Gescrap BB1.0 
 10. Walsh, Spirou1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alain KOFFI
  Le Mans
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Koffi, Le Mans1.0 
 2. Berzins, VEF Riga1.0 
 3. Hervelle, Gescr.1.0 
 4. Hamilton, Gescr.1.0 
 5. Rakovic, Gescrap0.5 
 6. Walsh, Spirou0.5 
 7. Daniels, VEF Riga0.5 
 8. Zavackas, VEF Riga0.5 
 9. Sy, Le Mans0.5 
 10. Blaus, VEF Riga0.5 



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EuroChallenge: BK Ventspils out-hassled Tampereen Pyrinto - by Eurobasket News

Tampereen Pyrinto- BK Ventspils 74:89

BK Ventspils out-hassled Tampereen Pyrinto in Group C of EuroChallenge. The Latvian side took 2-0 record on top of the group after 89:74 victory.
BK Ventspils won the opening period 26-16 and dominated the first half. They added 19-18 in the second frame and led 45:34 at the halftime. Tampereen Pyrinto was too far to give up and responded with 23-15 in the third quarter. Moreover Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, college: Purdue) tied the game at 60:60 early in the last stanza. No matter how hard the hosts tried to win the game, they could not match the Latvian side in the last period.
Ronalds Zakis (207-F/C-87) paced all the winners with 20 points and Martins Meiers (208-C-91) netted 14. Folarin Campbell (192-G-86, college: George Mason) finished the game with 13, while Martins Laksa (200-SF-90, agency: FCM), Donald Sims (185-PG-87, college: Appalachian St.) and Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88, agency: FCM) each tossed in 11 each. Kenneth Lowe erupted with 31 points in defeat, whilst Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo), Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86, college: Rhode Island) and Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) nailed 10 apiece.

Tampereen Pyrinto: Kenneth Lowe 31, Damon Williams 10, Lamonte Ulmer 10, Carl Lindbom 10
BK Ventspils: Ronalds Zakis 20, Martins Meiers 14, Folarin Campbell 13, Martins Laksa 11, Donald Sims 11, Arturs Berzins 11



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Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 13: Nantes - Maurienne 95-92
Nov. 13: St Vallier - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 90-82
Nov. 13: St Quentin - Bordeaux 89-66
Nov. 13: Denain - Bourg 85-80
Nov. 13: Antibes - Rouen 85-74
Nov. 13: Boulogne - Fos Ouest 84-77
Nov. 13: Evreux - Charleville 81-63
Nov. 13: Lille - Le Portel 75-85
Nov. 13: Chalons-Reims - Hyeres-Toulon


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Brown, Maurienne23.1 
 2. Flowers, Denain21.2 
 3. McKines, Rouen20.8 
 4. Siggers, Lille20.4 
 5. Booker, St Vallier19.6 
 6. Wood, Evreux18.6 
 7. Boddicker, Pau-La.18.3 
 8. Humphrey, Bordeaux18.2 
 9. Monds, Bourg18.1 
 10. Carter, Bordeaux18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Maurienne
  (198-C/F-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bing, Maurienne11.0 
 2. Jackson, Pau-La.11.0 
 3. McKines, Rouen10.7 
 4. Lesieu, St Quentin10.7 
 5. Wood, Evreux10.3 
 6. Jaiteh, Boulogne10.1 
 7. Monds, Bourg8.8 
 8. Brown, Maurienne8.6 
 9. Rouse, St Vallier8.4 
 10. Blue, Antibes8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Craven, St Vallier8.2 
 2. Bassett, Rouen5.9 
 3. Denave, Pau-Lacq.5.7 
 4. Taylor, Le Portel5.7 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.3 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.2 
 7. Dumas, Bourg4.8 
 8. Driss, Pau-Lacq.4.7 
 9. Wood, Evreux4.7 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Craven, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Flowers, Denain2.4 
 3. Calvez, Charleville2.4 
 4. Wilson, Le Portel2.3 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel2.1 
 6. Siggers, Lille2.1 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.2.1 
 8. McCray, Boulogne2.0 
 9. Hannah, Evreux1.9 
 10. McIntosh, Hyeres.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.2 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.9 
 3. Chism, Maurienne1.4 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.3 
 5. Taccoen, Lille1.2 
 6. Coleman, Bordeaux1.1 
 7. Henry, Nantes1.1 
 8. Williams, St Quent.1.0 
 9. Monds, Bourg1.0 
 10. Ho You Fat, Evre.0.9 


EuroChallenge: Khimik surprise Dijon in France - by Eurobasket News

Dijon - Khimik 73:76

Khimik surprise Dijon in France to remain undefeated in EuroChallenge. The Ukrainian side grabbed 76:73 win for 2-0 record in Group D. The French side fell at 0-2 record.
It all looked well for the home side early in the game when they won the first period 19-14. Dijon added 23-20 in the second frame but failed in the second half. The Ukrainian team responded with 21-17 in the third period for 59:55 after 30 minutes. They finished their run at 61:59 as Devoe Joseph (193-G-90, agency: Interperformances, college: Oregon) nailed three for the desirable lead. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue) made two free throws at the end of the game and then Vitaliy Kovalenko (203-F-84) made a dunk to close the game.
Willie Deane stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Stanislav Zavadsky (213-C-87) netted 14. Devoe Joseph poured in 12, whilst Vitaliy Kovalenko scored 10. Zach Moss (201-F-81, college: Mountain St.) delivered 14 points in the losing effort and Andre Harris (201-F/C-85, college: Fair Dickinson) scored 12. Jeremy Leloup (202-F-87) ended up with 11 points, whilst T.J. Campbell (175-PG-88, college: Portland) and Ferdinand Prenom (205-C-91) brought 9 apiece.

Dijon: Zach Moss 14, Andre Harris 12, Jeremy Leloup 11, T.J. Campbell 9, Ferdinand Prenom 9
Khimik: Willie Deane 17, Stanislav Zavadsky 14, Devoe Joseph 12, Vitaliy Kovalenko 10



EuroChallenge: Mons-Hainaut needs overtime to outgun Paris-Levallois - by Eurobasket News

Paris-Levallois - Mons-Hainaut 84:86

Mons-Hainaut needs overtime to outgun Paris-Levallois in one of the most interesting games of Round 2 in EuroChallenge. The Belgium team won 86:84 and tied both records at 1-1.
Paris-Levallois grabbed 23-16 lead at the end of the first period, but could taste only 1-point lead at the halftime. Guy Muya (190-PG-83, agency: TSS Management) and Josh Bostic (196-F-87, college: Findlay, OH) nailed three-pointer each for 41:40 at the end of 20 minutes. Paris-Levallois looked better in the third quarter and led 58:56 after it. They allowed however the opponents to tie the game at the end of the fourth period when Guy Muya closed the period at 71:71. In overtime Mons-Hainaut scored the last six points from the free throw line and won the thriller.
Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) erupted with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists, while Brian Qvale (210-C-88, college: Montana) collected 17 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Bostic posted 14, while Guy Muya notched 13 and Monwell Randle (203-F/C-83, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) added 10. Sean May (206-F-84, college: N.Carolina) answered with 22 points in defeat and Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) poured in 21 points. Jawad Williams (204-F-83, college: N.Carolina) delivered 12, whilst Maleye N'Doye (203-F-80, college: Furman) had 10.

Paris-Levallois: Sean May 22, Andrew Albicy 21, Jawad Williams 12, Maleye N'Doye 10
Mons-Hainaut: Quincy Taylor 23+11rebs+7 ast, Brian Qvale 17+10 rebs, Josh Bostic 14, Guy Muya 13, Monwell Randle 10



EuroChallenge: Gravelines won over the French neighbours - by Eurobasket News

Nancy - Gravelines 68:80

Gravelines won over the French neighbours in Round 2 of EuroChallenge. Gravelines improved to 2-0 record in Group G after the road 80:68 win.
Both teams started well before Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82, college: Bradley) brought 18:10 midway through the first period. Grant closed the quarter at 23:10 and Pope nailed three for 30:14. Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop) kept the lead at 44:30, but his team could not win the game. Gravelines needed massive 20-8 surge to tie the game at 52:52. Aldo Curti (180-PG-87) and Abdoulaye M'Baye (189-PG-88) gave the guests 57:62 lead early in the fourth stanza as the latter never looked behind after. Due to 28-16 in the period they celebrated an important road win.
Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89, college: Marquette) top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Ousmane Camara (202-C-89) added 11 points and 13 rebounds. Yannick Bokolo (188-SG-85), David Noel (199-G/F-84, college: N.Carolina), Aldo Curti and Abdoulaye M'Baye posted 9 points each. Marcellus Sommerville finished the game with 18, while Torrell Martin had 17.

Nancy: Marcellus Sommerville 18, Torrell Martin 17
Gravelines: Dwight Buycks 13, Ousmane Camara 11+13 rebs, Yannick Bokolo 9, David Noel 9, Aldo Curti 9, Abdoulaye M'Baye 9



Larry Owens signs at Dijon - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) landed 29-year old American swingman Larry Owens (201-95kg-83, college: ORU). He already started the season at Budivelnyk in Ukrainian Superleague. Owens also spent pre-season at Gravelines-Dunkerque earlier that year. The last season he also played at 66ers in D-League. In 31 games last year he averaged 12.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.5apg, 1.9spg and 1.2bpg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Gatorade D-League All-Defensive 2nd Team. The other team Owens played shortly were Brooklyn Nets (previous name New Jersey Nets) in NBA. In 6 games he had just 2.2ppg and 2.2rpg. Another team he played shortly were the Wizards in NBA.
The previous (10-11) season Owens played at the Spurs in NBA. But in 7 games he had only 1.3ppg.
He played in the final of D-League in 2010.
Owens received also Gatorade D-League All-Defensive 1st Team award in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Owens has played also professionally in Belgium (Liege Basket), Turkey (Turk Telekom), NBA (Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs), France (Stade Clermont) and WBA (Mississippi HardHats).
He attended Oral Roberts University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Derrick Obasohan is a newcomer at Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Cholet Basket (ProA) strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old Nigerian international forward Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Obasohan played recently at Boca Jrs in Argentinian LigaA. In four games this season he recorded 6.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. The last summer Obasohan also played at Cocodrilos in Venezuelan LPB. In three games he averaged 6.3ppg and 2.0rpg. The other team he played that season for was FIATC Joventut in Spanish ACB. In 34 games last year he averaged 9.2ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg.
The previous (10-11) season Obasohan played at Trabzonspor in Turkish TB2L. In 26 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.6apg. He helped them to make it to the cup semifinals. Obasohans team was regular season runner-up in Venezuelan LPB.
He received Africabasket.com All-African Championships 2nd Team award in 2011. Obasohan also represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) this year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.3ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Obasohan is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium (VOO Verviers-Pepinster), Luxembourg (Etzella), Portugal and France (Strasbourg IG and Hyeres-Toulon).
Obasohan attended University of Texas at Arlington until 2004 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Dijon waived Kevin Tiggs - by Eurobasket News

JDA Dijon Bourgogne (ProA) waived 28-year old American swingman Kevin Tiggs (196-100kg-84, college: East Tennessee State). In only one EuroChallenge game he played this season he recorded 5 points and 1 steal. Tiggs also played 6 games in ProA where he averaged 6.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg.
The last season he played at Hoverla in Ukrainian league. In 6 EuroChallenge games last year he averaged 11.7ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0spg. Tiggs also played 42 games in Ukrainian Superleague where he averaged 14.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Apoel in Cypriot league. In 6 EuroChallenge games he averaged 11.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg. Tiggs also played 12 games in Cypriot Division A where he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.8apg and 2.5spg (leader !!!). He also played at Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye in Ukraine that season. In two EuroChallenge games he averaged 14.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. Tiggs also played 5 games in Ukrainian Superleague where he averaged 8.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.8apg.
His team won Cyprus League Regular Season in 2011.
Tiggs was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.
He is a very experienced player.
Tiggs graduated from East Tennessee State in 2009 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroCup: Le Mans upset VEF in Riga - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga - Le Mans 80:89

Le Mans opened EuroCup win count. The French team overcame VEF Riga in the Latvian capital tonight. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record in Group C. Joao Paulo Batista (207-F/C-81, college: Gonzaga) paced Le Mans with 22 points.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 22:22 after ten minutes. The situation hardly changed in the second quarter. The teams exchanged baskets arriving at halftime tied at 42. Le Mans put their noses in front in the third term. The visitors knocked down 24 points in the third quarter to gain a 4-point lead at the final intermission. Le Mans exploded with 23 points in the final frame and hung on to clinch the victory. Pape Sy (201-G/F-88) and Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, college: Connecticut) provided 13 points each for the winners. Kaspars Berzins (213-PF-85) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds for VEF Riga. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

VEF Riga: Kaspars Berzins 23, Kristaps Janicenoks 14
Le Mans: Joao Paulo Batista 22, Pape Sy 13, Khalid El-Amin 13



Christopher Hill agreed terms with Orleans, ex Spirou - by Eurobasket News

Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) inked 29-year old USA ex-international guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan State, agency: Higher Vision Sports). He has played for the last three years at Spirou in Belgian Ethias League. In 36 games last season he recorded 10.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Hill also played 13 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.0ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.1apg.
In 2005 he was drafted by Dodge City Legend (USBL) in second round (15th overall).
The former Michigan State star is in his eighth season in pro basketball.
He won Belgian League championship title in 2010.
Hill received also Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports 2nd Team award back in 2009. He represented USA at the Pan American Championships nine years ago.
Hill has played also professionally in Turkey (Banvit Basketbol Kulubu), France (ALM Evreux and Stade Clermont).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Balkan League: Rilski edge Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

Rilski Sportist - KK Kozuv 75:56

Rilski Sportist claimed the third win in Balkan League Group B. They overcame visiting KK Kozuv today. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) came up with 16 points, 6 boards and 5 assists to lead the winners. Kozuv fell at 2-3 record after the defeat.
Rilski quickly gained the lead and rolled to a 21:13 advantage at the first break. KK Kozuv cut the deficit in the second quarter. The Macedonian team got within 6 points at halftime 38:32. Rilski Sportist cleared off in the third quarter. The Bulgarian team piled up an 11-point advantage at the final intermission. Rilski Sportist held their opponents at just 7 points in the fourth term and celebrated victory. Terry Smith (185-PG-86, college: Mercyhurst) and Braxton Dupree (203-F-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Towson) finished with 12 points each for Rilski Sportist. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) answered with 13 points for KK Kozuv. Vladimir Filipovic (196-SG-85) and Aleksandar Shterjov (208-C-86, agency: Global Sports Plaza) netted 10 points apiece in the loss.

Rilski Sportist: Branko Mirkovic 16, Terry Smith 12, Braxton Dupree 12
KK Kozuv: Slobodan Bozovic 13, Vladimir Filipovic 10, Aleksandar Shterjov 10



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EuroChallenge: Antwerp stole the win from Tbilisi - by Eurobasket News

Armia - Antwerp 71:80

Antwerp stole the win from Tbilisi and 5000 fans who came to support local Armia. The Belgian side won 80:71 in EuroChallenge Group H and improved to 1-1 record. The hosts fell at 0-2 record in the group.
Armia started with 16-15 and looked better in the first half. They added 22-19 in the second frame as Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) closed the half at 38:34. The third quarter however belonged to the visiting side. Roel Moors (190-G-78) gave the guests 39:38 lead and then Love brought 54:52 advantage at the end of the third period. Antwerp never looked behind after that and managed to increase the lead at 9 points. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) made two free throws at the end of the game for the final result.
Bryan Hopkins top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Ralph Biggs (199-F-76, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) nailed 14. Roel Moors poured in 13, whilst Maxime De Zeeuw (205-PF-87) had 8. Curtis Millage ended up with 24 points in the losing effort, while Lamayn Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) collected 20 points and 13 rebounds. Marcus Faison (196-G-78, college: Siena) scored 11 and Lasha Parghalava (191-G-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) tossed in 9.

Armia: Curtis Millage 24, Lamayn Wilson 20+13 rebs, Marcus Faison 11, Lasha Parghalava 9
Antwerp: Bryan Hopkins 24, Ralph Biggs 14, Roel Moors 13, Maxime De Zeeuw 8



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Face To Face With John Patrick - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The former Pac-10 Point Guard and 1992 Stanford University graduate John Patrick has been 5 times Coach of the Year and won 3 Championships in the last 7 seasons in 4 different leagues. (Japan Super League, 2nd German Bundesliga, BBL, and FIBA Eurochallenge) His low-player-budget BBL teams qualified for European competition in each of the last four seasons. Last season, Wrzburgs inaugural season in the BBL after finishing 2nd in the Pro A (German 2nd league) the previous season, Coach Patricks team had the lowest scoring defense in the BBL, and knocked Alba Berlin out of the playoffs, before dropping 3 hardfought games to Thorsten Leibenaths RatiofarmUlm in the Semis.

It has been five months since your dismissal from the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. How difficult has this time been not being a head coach for a team?

It has been a great chance to refresh and hopefully gain a sense of perspective about Coaching and the Basketball Business as a whole.

Was it like a bad dream when you were informed from the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg that you werent going to coach another season for the team?

It was unexpected, of course, after such a great season with so much unexpected success. But sometimes success can be as difficult to deal with as failure. (Morgan Wootten used to tell us this at DeMatha.) Maybe the success came too fast for some.


How difficult was it accepting their decision? It almost doesnt make sense how you could not remain head coach after the incredible regular season reaching the playoffs and then beating Alba Berlin 3-1 before losing to ratiopharm Ulm. Were you ever told why you had to go?

I still feel extremely lucky to have had the whole experience in Wrzburg. I met some great people there. The Fans were incredible there, almost as enthusiastic as those in Gottingen. I have played and coached now- since finishing Stanford- in Japan and Germany for 22 years. I have been surrounded by very professional businessmen in Japan, at top companies, coached hundreds of young men, and have enjoyed the process and challenges of buildng competitive, winning teams during each step of the way. Wrzburg was no different. I was surprised by their decision, but it is part of the business. You deal with it and move on.

The next time that you interview for a job will you take more notice of the character of your new employer?

Lack of experience in the business does not necessarily have to mean lack of seriousness. But I do have certain expectations from staff and management that need to be met in order for the team to function on the court, as does any coach with team rules, and who stresses discipline. I would always like to know that the goal of a club is to build a successful team culture and win games.

Press reports reported that you had problems with your players. Can you please clear this up. It was reported that some players didnt shake your hand after the series loss to ratiopharm Ulm.

No, I didnt catch that, at all. Maybe a couple of bench players wanted to play more, but that is normal. The players and I maintained a level of professionalism, respect and decency that I was satisfied with.. Players competed every day. I demand that. I guess there was some misinformation. That was unfortunate. In any case, I felt like the players gave everything in the season, dispite injuries, and in the playoffs. It was a real team.

I cant imagine you having problems with your ex players from Goettingen with Ben Jacobson, Jason Boone or John Little.

Those guys are all solid team players and good guys. They are like brothers. Fighting in practice one minute and joking and laughing about it the next.

What was the real reason for American Chester Frazier returning to the States during the playoffs? It was stated that he got an offer from an NCAA team to coach or was there tension between you and him?

Chester was a great player, but he always wanted to coach college. Its his calling. He got the offer for this unique chance when Bruce Weber took the KSU job. I talked to Coach Weber, and he said Chester could, for KSU interests, stay in Germany until June. Of course I was not happy about him leaving earlier than this, and I tried my best to convince him to stay. Starting PG and great defender leaves suddenly in the Semis; not a scenario I expected or the team needed to beat Ulmbut in the end, he felt like he needed to go. It is another piece of adversity that, as Head Coach, you and your team have to move through.. At some point in a team crisis you have to stop thinking shoulda, coulda, woulda and find solutions. The same goes in Chesters case last yearHe was a good teammate, always encouraging the others, and has a great future as a coach, I believe.

The fans stuck behind you. What would you like to tell the fans of the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg?

You deserve a new gym! Great city. Lot of Friendly people, and my kids loved visiting for the home games there.

Do you still follow the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. What is your impression of the team this season? Will they be able to reach the playoffs?

I try and catch a couple of BBL games each week to stay sharp, Wrzburg included. Of course Wrzburg is familiar with 7 of my ex-Gttingen former players. They are very talented this season


You coached American Chris Kramer to helping him become a better player. Will he make the next step to a top European team or even make an NBA team?

Chris had an amazing first season in Europe, making the adjustment from the Dleague on the run. (I can remember my first year overseas, and it isnt always easy)If he has a role where he is free to play to his strengths, Chris can play at any level.


You have had some offers from teams to coach. Would you like to stay in Germany? Could you imagine to jump in for a Beko BBL team after a mid season firing?

I could not accept offers from other clubs in the summer because of a binding contract in Wrzburg. As of now, however, I am free to work again.


Ex ratiopharm Ulm head coach Mike Taylor is coaching the D-team Maine Red Claws this season. Is the D-league an interesting option for you?

I will be cheering for Mike- we had some great games while he was in Ulm- and also my buddy Darko Rajakovic, who got the head job in Tulsa of the D League. It must be quite a contrast to coaching in Europe.I plan to stay in Europe to coach for a serious club. I look forward to a new challenge.


Thanks John for the chat.




The Lti Giessen 46ers Bring In Jasmin Perkovic - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The Lti Giessen 46ers have goten some strength inside with Jasmin Perkovic (205-F-80) Perkovic is a 31 year old 205cm forward from Croatia. He gets a short term contract of two months. His last team was in the 2010-2011 season where he played for Vanoli-Braga Cremona (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 32 games: 6.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 69.4%. "We are happy that we were able to get such an expereinced player to Giessen. He will help us with his physical ability and understanding of the game", stressed LTi Giessen 46er head coach Mathias Fischer.

Perkovic started his basketball career in 1996 for Sava Osiguranje Rijeka. He gained further experience playing for Triglav Kranj, Savinjski Hopsi Polzela (Slovenia), KK Zadar: Adriatic League and Siroki Hercegtisak (Bosnia) In 2005-2006, he played for Bosna TH Telecom Sarajevo (D1, starting five); Adriatic League: 27 games: 11.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.1apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 46.8%, FT: 86.4%. In 2006-2007, he played for AEK Athens (Greece-A1, starting five): ULEB Cup: 10 games: 8.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 52.7%, 3FGP: 14.3%, FT: 73.1%; Greek League: 25 games: 9.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 60.0%, 3FGP: 30.0%, FT: 81.0%. He then played for teh EWE Baskets Oldenburg from 2007-2010, helping the team win the 2009 Beko BBL title. In the title season, he played EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 82.9%; German League: 32 games: 8.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 71.0%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Croatian U21 National Team -01, World U21 Championships in Japan -01 (Finalist), Croatian Cup Winner -03, Adriatic League Champion -03, ULEB Cup Quarterfinals -03, Croatian League Semifinals -03, Bosnia and Herzegovina League Cup Winner -04
Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Stars Game -04, Bosnia and Herzegovina League Regular Season Runner-Up -04, 05, Bosnia and Herzegovina League Champion -04, 06, Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Center of the Year -04, Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team -04
Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Finalist -05, 06, Bosnia and Herzegovina League Finalist -05, Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 2nd Team -05, 06
Bosnia and Herzegovina League Regular Season Champion -06, Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Bosmans Team -06, German Bundesliga Semifinals -08, German Bundesliga Champion -09, German Bundesliga Regular Season Champion -10

Source: LTi Giessen 46ers



Tyrone Brazelton Departs NBC For BC Odessa - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO A club NBC have announced that point guard Tyrone Brazelton (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) will no longer wear their jersey this season. Brazelton is a 26 year old 186cm guard from Chicago, Illionois that will play for top Ukraine team BC Odessa the rest of the season. Brazelton who has had experience playing in the first divisions of Germany, Latvia and Poland got an offer and NBC management didnt get in his way and have allowed him to transfer even though letting him go hurt. Brazelton who has played 9 Euroleague games for top Polish team Asseco Prokom in the past was averaging for NBC 18,9ppg, 4,2rpg and 4,7apg. Two seasons ago Brazelton played in the Beko BBL for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven playing 8 games and averaging 7.9ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 60.7%. NBC is studying the player market for a replacement.

Source: NBC



EuroChallenge: EWE Baskets improved to 2-0 record in Group F - by Eurobasket News

EWE Baskets - Timisoara 84:67

EWE Baskets improved to 2-0 record in Group F after a home victory over Timisoara. The Romanian team tried hard to follow the home team, but failed with 67:84 loss.
Timisoara jumped out to a 7-1 lead but that was soon erased by the hosts who then just kept on going, reeling off eight straight to take an early 17-9 lead. EWE Baskets won the first period 27-16 and led 10 points at the halftime. Moreover the German machine posted 15-9 in the third frame and enjoyed 62:46 after three quarters. Another 22-21 in the last stanza saw the hosts celebrating the second consecutive win.
Ronnie Burrell (204-F-83, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Greensboro) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Julius Jenkins (187-PG-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia South) added 13. Robin Smeulders (207-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) poured in 12, whilst Konrad Wysocki (201-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton) had 11. Zlatko Jovanovic (181-PG-84, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 19 points in the losing effort and Dominique Archie (200-F-87, college: S.Carolina) had 14. Robert Sarovic (205-F-78) added 10, while Bogdan Popescu (200-F-78, college: Alaska-Fairb.) notched 9.

EWE Baskets: Ronnie Burrell 16, Julius Jenkins 13, Robin Smeulders 12, Konrad Wysocki 11
Timisoara: Zlatko Jovanovic 19, Dominique Archie 14, Robert Sarovic 10, Bogdan Popescu 9



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Samsung Thunders sign Odartey Blankson - by Eurobasket News

Seoul Samsung Thunders (KBL) signed 30-year old American (has also Ghanian passport) forward Odartey Blankson (199-102kg-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances). Blankson missed two seasons and had longer break from professional basketball. He played most recently at STB Le Havre in French ProA. In 26 games that season he recorded 9.6ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg.
His team won Korean KBL Regular Season in 2009.
Blankson was also voted All-SEBL Metro North Division 3rd Team back in 2006.
He is quite experienced player. Blankson has played also professionally in Italy (Rimini), Korea (Mobis Phoebus and LG Sakers), Venezuela (Trotamundos), SEBL (Marietta Storm) and CBA (Butte Daredevils).
He attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas until 2005 and actually missed last season. It will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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B' Division: Week 5 - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides

After the first five weeks the top favorite teams are continuing their winning crescent and it seems that nothing can stop them to have an easy season and a promotion to the A2 league. So the results and the scorers of this week's games were as follows:

NORTH GROUP

Filippos Veroias - Iraklis 67-64
Quarters: 14-12, 34-28, 45-47, 67-64
Filippos Veroias: Chrysopoulos 16, Raptis 10, Kothras 14, Brozos 11
Iraklis: Pechlivanis 16, Stamboulis 11, Topouzis 10, Sikalidis 10

Anatolia Ionikos N.F 68-61
Quarters: 13-17, 35-34, 51-46, 68-61
Anatolia: Koimtzoglou 14, Galanidis 11, Moutsiaras 10, Verginis 10, Dalpas 10
Ionikos N.F : Tsambis 14, Mavraganis 12, Christodoulos 15.

Marousi Mahites Doxas Pefkon 82-77
Quarters: 19-16, 36-43, 57-69, 82-77
Marousi: Bardas 15, Konstantakopoulos 11, Kerasovitis 18, Maheras 20, Kambouris 12.
Mahites: Danakis 12, Giorgos Pavlidis (206-F-78) 26, Karouzos 12.

MENT Stratoni 64-85
Quarters: 11-32, 38-49, 54-69, 64-85
MENT: Spyros Lefkaditis (204-F/C-89) 26.
Stratoni: Kountouratzoglou 10, Moshou 13, Kigmetoglou13, Noukaris 11, Daskalopoulos 16

Pierikos Arhelaos onikos Ionias 69-60
Quarters: 21-11, 37-38, 57-49, 69-60
Pierikos Arhelaos: Sakelariou 10, Asimakis 11, Lymparis 17,
Ionikos Ionias : Marapidis 13, Aggelidis 10

SOUTH GROUP

AEK Athens Amyntas 70-64
Quarters: 15-17, 33-34, 53-43, 70-64
AEK: Falekas 13, Polytarhou 16, Despos 14
Amyntas (c): Lolas 16, Choumas 11, Sarikas 12

Doukas - Aetos 85-79
Quarters: 25-24, 46-37, 70-59, 85-79
Doukas : St. Papadinysiou 16, Bourdanos 25, Giannoulis 21
Aetos : Mitsakis 21, Kokkalis 13, Tirlas 15, Theos 10

Enosi Iliou Ermis Perama 74-36
Quarters: 17-17, 33-26, 57-32, 74-36
Ilion: G. Bellas 11, O Bellas 16
Perama: Karamadoukis 10

Kronos Agiou Dimitriou Near East 74-78
Quarters: 16-24, 31-39, 52-57, 74-78
Kronos: Aggelopoulos 18, Vrynas 15, Vlahopoulos 13, Karaplis 14
Near East: Deep 13, Hatzikostis 21, Karabas 19, Tatarounis 13, Mougios 10.

Esperos AOPA Panerythraikos 72-77
Quarters: 20-19, 37-34, 49-54, 72-77
Esperos: Katiakos 18, Giannikopoulos 10, Aggelopoulos 11.
Panerythraikos: Makris 18, Xiouras 10, Topalis 18, Solomos 23

Holargos - Psyhiko 87-85
Quarters: 21-30, 44-45, 64-63, 87-85
Holargos: Pavlos Karvounis (180-G-72) 24, Koutoulas 10, Emmanouilidis 24, Tassopoulos 17.
Psyhiko: Barbas 23, Pettas 23, Kolokas 16.



Balkan League: KK Teodo breeze past Kavala - by Eurobasket News

KK Teodo - Kavala 98:71

KK Teodo earned the third straight win at the start of the Balkan League season. They rallied past Kavala at home court to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group B. Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) led the Montenegrin team with 21 points. Kavala suffered the second straight loss at the tournament.
KK Teodo led by just three points after ten minutes of action 25:22. The hosts boosted the gap in the second frame. KK Teodo exploded with 30 points in the period to gain a 55:39 halftime advantage. KK Teodo dominated in the third quarter. The hosts drained 29 points in the frame to establish a comfortable 30-point lead at the final break. Kavala cut the deficit in the final period but had no chance to save the encounter. Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) netted 18 points, while Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) added 17 points for Teodo Tivat. Steve Panos (206-C-88, college: Weber St.) answered with 14 points for Kavala. Petros Velissariou (193-G-93) and Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, agency: FCM, college: W.Texas A&M) netted 13 points each in the loss.

KK Teodo: Igor Kunjic 21, Aleksandar Radulovic 18, Manuel Johnson 17
Kavala: Steve Panos 14, Petros Velissariou 13, Nikolaos Stylianou 13



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Dribbling on Rock Bottom - by Fred Roggen

George Patton once proclaimed that success is how high you bounce up after you hit rock bottom. If Patton was right, then Dutch basketball is in a solid position to be successful in the near future. You see, there are quite a few reasons to believe Dutch basketball has indeed hit rock bottom:

This coming season will mark the first year in a long time that no Dutch team will participate in any of the European Cups.
No team has established a consistent track record of developing and offering opportunities to talented players.
All teams in the domestic league are dealing with declining budgets.
The national team programs are at least a generation behind other European countries.
Public interest in the sport is marginal at best. When was the last time a full Dutch basketball game was broadcasted on television?

How did we reach this point? The obvious answer is money. Budgets have decreased dramatically both for the First Division teams as well for the National Team. Also, teams have been signing mostly American import players and not displaying any patience for developing home grown talent. Domestic players fulfill supplementary roles to imports that leave after one season. The National Team is left with players inexperienced in deciding the outcome of a game, leaving Dutch basketball with not enough credible ambassadors.

So what can be done? We have to re-brand the game of basketball. Turn things upside down, start at the bottom and make the basketballs story one about engaging people.
No more than two foreign players should be allowed to be on a First Division team.
Develop domestic talent and make them credible ambassadors for the game. Bring the game to the people and show how much fun it is to participate. Make basketball and experience, not an event.
Prove how the game can bring a positive vibe right into neighborhoods by offering basketball programming on outdoor courts. This should be done at a high frequency by all first division teams and all national teams.
Bringing the game to people, and especially kids, is virtually cost free. The lack of money in basketball can be turned into an advantage if we start doing what we were supposed to be doing all along; make basketball about engagement and participation. People will get excited. This excitement will trickle up and become part of a new foundation for a new brand Dutch basketball.

The trick is to do it collectively. The federation, the teams and all other stakeholders should all work together. After all, dribbling a basketball with just one finger is senseless. You need all five fingers to guide the ball and have it bounce up the way you want it. Especially when youre dribbling on rock bottom.
Sport management

Peter Van Paassen (211-C/F-78, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) is alumnus of the International Master of Sport Management of Johan Cruyff Institute and a Professional Basketball Player at Eiffeltowers Den Bosch (Netherlands).

Courtesy of http://www.cruyffinstitute.org/



Canisius Bleeker to redshirt - by Fred Roggen

Canisius sophomore forward Kevin Bleeker (208-C-93) will redshirt this season, giving him three more years of eligibility starting next season.

Bleeker, who was recruited by former coach Tom Parrotta from the Netherlands, played in 30 games last season while starting six.

With an influx of forwards this season including starters Jordan Heath and Freddy Asprilla, who were ineligible last season after transferring the 6-foot-10 Bleeker was expected to see a decrease in minutes this year.

Bleeker averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season.

Courtesy of http://itsalwaysgameseven.com



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EuroChallenge: Szolnok wins all-Hungarian clash - by Eurobasket News

Kormend - Szolnok 92:96

Szolnok wins all-Hungarian clash in EuroChallenge Round 2. The team overcame the rivals Kormend 96:92 as Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) erupted with 33 points and 14 rebounds.
Szolnok opened the game with 28-19 and added 23-18 before the halftime. The guests enjoyed 51:29 lead at the end of the second period, but Ferencz closed the half at 51:37. Szolnok also won the third period 26-23 and increased to 77:60, but they could hardly keep the victory. Vincent Simpson (185-G-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Hampton) and Matt Shaw (203-F-88, college: UNLV) reduced to 84:82 with 3 minutes to go. Ferenczs shot later kept the difference at three, while Andras Rujak scored for the final result.
Akos Horvath (193-SG-81) scored 21 points for the winners and Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) brought 15. Balazs Simon (187-PG-80, agency: Court Side) and Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego) had 8 points each. Matt Shaw ended up with 25 points, whilst Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87, college: TCU) posted 20. Andras Rujak (187-G-88, agency: TSS Management) nailed 19 and Vincent Simpson added 17.

Kormend: Matt Shaw 25, Zvonko Buljan 20, Andras Rujak 19, Vincent Simpson 17
Szolnok: Marton Bader 33+14 rebs, Akos Horvath 21, Ernests Kalve 15, Balazs Simon 8, Brandon Gay 8



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  IBA   

Standings

IBA Standings
 1. Kankakee S. 5-0 
 2. Kenosha B. 5-0 
 3. Gary Splash 2-3 
 4. Rockford RD 2-5 
 5. St.Louis T. 1-2 
 6. Battle Creek K. 1-3 
 7. Lansing C. 0-0 
 8. Lake County S. 0-1 
 9. Holland Dream 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 11: Holland Dream - Battle Creek K. 92-113
Nov. 11: Kenosha B. - Gary Splash 148-138
Nov. 9: Battle Creek K. - Kankakee S. 121-124
Nov. 10: Gary Splash - Kankakee S. 120-130
Nov. 11: Rockford RD - St.Louis T. 117-116

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 16: Holland Dream - Gary Splash
Nov. 17: Kankakee S. - Battle Creek K.
Nov. 17: Holland Dream - Lansing C.
Nov. 17: St.Louis T. - Kenosha B.



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: UCD Marian - Killester
Nov. 17: UCC Demons - Moycullen
Nov. 18: DCU Saints - UL Eagles
Nov. 18: Ballon Inter - B.Gais Neptune


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen25.3 
 2. Townes, B.Gais N.22.9 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles22.8 
 4. Galvin, UCD Marian20.7 
 5. Glover, DCU Saints17.4 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles16.8 
 7. Statkus, Ballon I.14.8 
 8. Cuffe, UCC Demons13.4 
 9. O''Sullivan, UCC D.13.3 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian16.7 
 2. Sullivan, Moycullen13.3 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.13.3 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles10.2 
 5. Provizors, DCU S.9.8 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.3 
 7. Statkus, Ballon I.8.3 
 8. Foley, UCD Marian7.6 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints7.3 
 10. Tummon, Moycullen7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.0 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.6.0 
 3. Kinevane, UL Eagl.5.0 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles4.3 
 5. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.7 
 6. Lyons, Moycullen3.6 
 7. Anderson, DCU S.3.3 
 8. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.3 
 9. Cuffe, UCC Demons3.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Keith ANDERSON
  DCU S.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Anderson, DCU S.2.9 
 2. Taylor, UL Eagles2.8 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.3 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.2.1 
 5. Summers, Killester2.0 
 6. Kinevane, UL Eagl.2.0 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints2.0 
 8. Drumm, UCD Marian2.0 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.1.9 
 10. Cepliauskas, Ball.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.6 
 2. Stapleton, B.Gais2.4 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.1.6 
 4. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.6 
 5. Quigley, UL Eagles1.4 
 6. Trimmer, DCU S.1.4 
 7. Killeen, UL Eagles1.3 
 8. Provizors, DCU S.1.3 
 9. Statkus, Ballon I.0.8 
 10. Cuffe, UCC Demons0.8 


Best players of Irish Superleague round 7 - by Eurobasket News

American Patrick Sullivan (201-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for Moycullen and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The -year old forward had a double-double of 40 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team beat DCU Saints (#4, 3-4) 88-79. Moycullen is placed at 5th position in Irish Superleague. Moycullen is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. In the team's last game Sullivan had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Moycullen's top player in his first season with the team. Hamilton College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sullivan is in league's top in points (3rd best: 22.4ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 12.6rpg) and averages solid 50.6% FGP and 46.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American guard Robert Taylor (188-G-83) of second-ranked UL Eagles. Taylor impressed basketball fans with 31 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead UL Eagles to another comfortable win 89-71 over the lower-ranked Killester (#6, 2-5) being unquestionably team leader. UL Eagles' second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Taylor is well-known by UL Eagles fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.8ppg (#2). He also recorded 4.3 assists per game. Rider University alumni Taylor played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was American John Galvin (203-F-88) of UCD Marian (#7). Galvin scored 19 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Galvin's great performance UCD Marian lost 55-64 to the higher-ranked B.Gais Neptune (#3, 4-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. UCD Marian can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Galvin he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Galvin has individually a great season in Ireland. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.0ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 17.3rpg (#1 in league). He also has 2.7bpg and FGP: 62.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mindaugas Tamusauskas (203-F-83) of Ballon Inter - 28 points and 10 rebounds
5. Aurimas Statkus (201-F/C-81) of Ballon Inter - 23 points and 13 rebounds
6. Ciaran O'Sullivan (193-G-90) of UCC Demons - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Michael McGinn (183-G-82) of B.Gais Neptune - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Patrick Glover (193-F-77) of DCU Saints - 23 points and 4 rebounds
9. Scott Kinevane (175-G-87) of UL Eagles - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Eoin Quill (198-G-81) of DCU Saints - 16 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)



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Standings - National League

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 13: Hapoel Kazrin - Elitzur Ramla 98-74
Nov. 13: Macc.B.Yaakov - Maccabi K/G 83-63
Nov. 13: Kiryat Tivon - Ironi Nes-Ziona 81-83
Nov. 13: Ironi Ramat Gan - Hapoel K/S 78-57
Nov. 13: Elitzur Yavne - Ironi K-A 76-77
Nov. 13: Maccabi K/B - Hod Hasharon 58-86

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 20: Hod Hasharon - Kiryat Tivon
Nov. 20: Hapoel K/S - Elitzur Ramla
Nov. 20: Ironi K-A - Hapoel Kazrin
Nov. 20: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Elitzur Yavne
Nov. 20: Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi K/B
Nov. 20: Maccabi K/G - Hapoel Afula
Nov. 20: Ironi Ramat Gan - Macc.B.Yaakov


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Gary JOHNSON
  Hapoel K.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 23
 1. Johnson, Hapoel K.23.0 
 2. Clemente, Ironi N.22.7 
 3. Laing, Macc.B.Y.21.6 
 4. Odiakosa, Hod H.21.4 
 5. Westbrook, Hapoel20.6 
 6. Govens, Ironi K-A20.0 
 7. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.20.0 
 8. Murray, Kiryat T.19.8 
 9. Zelkovits, Ironi N.19.3 
 10. Iram, Macc.B.Y.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chukwudinma ODIAKOSA
  Hod H.
  (203-F/C-85)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Odiakosa, Hod H.16.6 
 2. Ramsey, Ironi R.13.4 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.13.0 
 4. Joyner, Maccabi11.2 
 5. Wright, Elitzur Ra.11.0 
 6. Clemente, Ironi N.10.3 
 7. Johnson, Hapoel K.10.2 
 8. Jefferson, Maccabi10.2 
 9. Benn, Ironi N.10.2 
 10. Constantine, Hapo.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.8.4 
 2. Golan, Ironi Nahar.8.3 
 3. Brooks, Hapoel K/S5.8 
 4. Carr, Elitzur Ramla5.3 
 5. Gordon, Hapoel K.5.0 
 6. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.8 
 7. Walker, Hod H.4.8 
 8. Paelay, Elitzur Ya.4.6 
 9. Govens, Ironi K-A4.6 
 10. Ber-Aven, Kiryat4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tomer BER-AVEN
  Kiryat T.
  (196-F/G-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.3.2 
 2. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.3.0 
 3. Clemente, Ironi N.2.7 
 4. Iram, Macc.B.Y.2.6 
 5. Hofman, Elitzur2.6 
 6. Paelay, Elitzur Ya.2.4 
 7. Gordon, Hapoel K.2.2 
 8. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.2 
 9. Hover, Hod Hashar.2.2 
 10. Benn, Ironi N.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Maccabi .
  (207-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jefferson, Maccabi2.4 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.2.0 
 3. Constantine, Hapoe.1.8 
 4. Clark, Ironi K-A1.6 
 5. Blayzer, Hapoel Af.1.0 
 6. Rotemberg, Hapoel1.0 
 7. Kleimintz, Hapoel1.0 
 8. Furman, Maccabi1.0 
 9. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.0 
 10. Murray, Kiryat T.0.8 


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

32-year old power forward James Thomas (205-F/C-80) had a very impressive game in the last round for Maccabi Haifa and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while his team outclassed Hapoel T-A (3-2) with 36-point margin 88-52. Maccabi Haifa is placed at 4th position in Israeli league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Maccabi Haifa will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Thomas as usually he does not deliver so high stats. The University of Texas graduate has very impressive stats this year. Thomas is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 10.4rpg) and averages solid 66.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Craig Smith (201-F-83) of Hapoel J-M. He is American forward in his first season at Hapoel J-M. In the last game Smith recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Hapoel J-M to another comfortable win outscoring Bnei Hasharon (2-3) 94-68. This victory allowed Hapoel J-M to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Smith is a newcomer at Hapoel J-M and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.4ppg (#9). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) of Maccabi Rishon (#6). Uter scored 9 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Uter's great performance Maccabi Rishon lost 62-70 to the league's current leader Netanya (#1, 5-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Maccabi Rishon needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Uter has a great season in Israel. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.0rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Diamon Simpson (201-F-87) of Maccabi Ashdod - 21 points and 4 rebounds
5. Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon - 21 points and 13 rebounds
6. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) of Maccabi T-A - 12 points and 10 rebounds
7. Deron Washington (201-G/F-85) of Netanya - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Julien Mills (193-G/F-85) of Elizur Ashkelon - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82) of Netanya - 16 points and 12 rebounds
10. Eli Holman (208-F/C-89) of Hapoel Eilat - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists

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



National League Round 5: Ironi Ramat Gan keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the National League and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Ramat Gan smashed 12th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba at home 78-57. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-57. Ironi Ramat Gan outrebounded Hapoel Kfar Saba 46-35 including 35 on the defensive glass. American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) chipped in 16 points and 16 rebounds. American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Ramat Gan have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play next round against Elitzur Ramla trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Ramat Gan will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Beer Yaakov at home.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Elitzur Yavne (4-1) at the home court. Hosts were edged by Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-1) 77-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) nailed 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Chris Watson accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) came up with 23 points for Elitzur Yavne in the defeat. Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Elitzur Yavne. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) in Nes Ziyona and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Beer Yaakov has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Maccabi K/G (1-4) 83-63 on Tuesday. The best player for the winners was Inan Iram who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Johndre Jefferson produced 12 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beer Yaakov left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Maccabi K/G. Beer Yaakov will meet league's leader Ironi Ramat Gan on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Hapoel Afula (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Third ranked Hod Hasharon blasted bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (0-5) in Kiryat Bialik 86-58. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik is still unable to win any game. Chukwudinma Odiakosa orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hod Hasharon (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#11) in Kiryat Tivon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Ironi Nahariya and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Kiryat Tivon. Sixth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (4-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-4) 83-81 on Tuesday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Bilal Benn stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Kiryat Tivon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Kiryat Tivon dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona will face Elitzur Yavne (#4) at home in the next round. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Hod Hasharon (#2).

In the last game of round 5 Elitzur Ramla was destroyed by Hapoel Kazrin on the opponent's court 98-74.


Kiryat Tivon - Ironi Nes-Ziona 81-83

Important game to mention about took place in Kiryat Tivon. Sixth ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (4-1) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Kiryat Tivon (1-4) 83-81 on Tuesday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Kiryat Tivon was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. They outrebounded Kiryat Tivon 41-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American forward Taylor Darby (203, college: Pepperdine) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) scored 13 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Four Ironi Nes-Ziona and five Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. Kiryat Tivon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ironi Nes-Ziona have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Kiryat Tivon dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. Ironi Nes-Ziona will face Elitzur Yavne (#4) at home in the next round. Kiryat Tivon will play against the league's second-placed Hod Hasharon (#2).
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: B.Benn 27+16reb+3ast, T.Michael Dunne 15+8reb, T.Karpels 14+3ast, G.Blair 11+5reb+1ast, R.Zehavian 7+10reb, G.Amitay 4+2reb+1ast
Kiryat Tivon: T.Darby 20+15reb+1ast, G.Murray 17+2reb+1ast, T.Ber-Aven 13+3reb+5ast, N.Levy 12+5reb+4ast, S.Farine 11+2reb+2ast, N.Yanay 6+1reb
gschID: 197771


Hapoel Kazrin - Elitzur Ramla 98-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Hapoel Kazrin and 9th ranked Elitzur Ramla had identical 2-2 record. This time Hapoel Kazrin used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Ramla 98-74 on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Kazrin. Elitzur Ramla was better in fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Kazrin made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American forward Gary Johnson (198-88, college: Texas) stepped up and scored 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds. American swingman Akeem Wright (200-84, college: Kansas St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and guard Or Zinderman (188-89) scored 16 points. Four Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. 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. Hapoel Kazrin (3-2) moved-up to seventh place. Loser Elitzur Ramla keeps the ninth position with three games lost. Hapoel Kazrin will face higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Elitzur Ramla will play against Hapoel Kfar Saba (#13).
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: G.Johnson 27+8reb, L.Westbrook 26+2reb+2ast, A.Kazarnovski 19+10reb+3ast, I.Nir 7+4reb+4ast, A.Gordon 6+4reb+3ast, L.Schwartzwalt 5+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Ramla: O.Zinderman 16+2reb+3ast, T.Simchony 14+1reb+1ast, A.Wright 12+12reb, O.Cohen 10+4reb+3ast, A.Guterman 6+1reb, I.Rejwan 5+4reb
gschID: 197770


Maccabi K/B - Hod Hasharon 58-86

Third ranked Hod Hasharon blasted bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (0-5) in Kiryat Bialik 86-58. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik is still unable to win any game. The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik was better in fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Offir Hover (198-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. American forward Dallis Joyner (200-90, college: Stony Brook) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Marcus Neal (196-86, college: Delaware St.) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Maccabi Kiryat Bialik. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hod Hasharon (4-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Hod Hasharon's next round opponent will be Kiryat Tivon (#11) in Kiryat Tivon and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik will play on the road against Ironi Nahariya and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 20+4ast, C.Odiakosa 19+13reb+1ast, E.Asante Asare 14+6reb+3ast, O.Hover 13+12reb+2ast, I.Stolero 6+2reb+2ast, G.Dotan 5+4reb
Maccabi K/B: D.Joyner 18+14reb, M.Neal 12+6reb+2ast, T.Ronen 9, T.Parselani 6+2reb, M.Shamis 6+3reb+3ast, M.Sunego 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197768


Macc.B.Yaakov - Maccabi K/G 83-63

Beer Yaakov has registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Maccabi K/G (1-4) 83-63 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Beer Yaakov. Maccabi K/G managed to win fourth quarter 29-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beer Yaakov forced 22 Maccabi K/G turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) chipped in 26 points. American forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Cornelius Rum (197-93) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Maccabi K/G players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Beer Yaakov left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Maccabi K/G. Beer Yaakov will meet league's leader Ironi Ramat Gan on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi K/G will play against Hapoel Afula (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: B.Laing 26+1ast, I.Iram 20+9reb+3ast, A.Eliyahu 16+4reb+4ast, J.Hall 9+9reb+2ast, O.Ida 4+4reb, T.Sankar 4
Maccabi K/G: J.Jefferson 12+7reb, C.Rum 12+6reb, A.Fisher 10+4reb, H.Gonshor 10+2reb, O.Ron 7+4ast, T.Pisecki 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197766


Ironi Ramat Gan - Hapoel K/S 78-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Ramat Gan smashed 12th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba at home 78-57. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-57. Ironi Ramat Gan outrebounded Hapoel Kfar Saba 46-35 including 35 on the defensive glass. American forward Keith Ramsey (205-87, college: Missouri) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) chipped in 16 points and 16 rebounds. Five Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. American forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks and forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Ramat Gan have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba at the other side dropped to the tenth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Hapoel Kfar Saba will play next round against Elitzur Ramla trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Ramat Gan will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Beer Yaakov at home.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: K.Ramsey 20+10reb+4ast, A.Tamir 16+16reb+2ast, I.Grinboim 12+1reb+4ast, D.Assaf 11+5reb+1ast, T.Kent 11+8reb+1ast, I.Mayor 3+4reb+3ast
Hapoel K/S: A.Constantine 15+11reb, E.Rotemberg 15+8reb, B.Brooks 11+2reb+4ast, A.Harush 7+4reb+2ast, O.Plavnik 3+2reb, R.Elbaz 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 197765


Elitzur Yavne - Ironi K-A 76-77

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Elitzur Yavne (4-1) at the home court. Hosts were edged by Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-1) 77-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Elitzur Yavne. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-1 record before this meeting. Ironi Kiryat Ata made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Ironi Kiryat Ata had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) nailed 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and the former international power forward Chris Watson (200-75, college: Niagara) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) came up with 23 points and American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Elitzur Yavne in the defeat. Five Elitzur Yavne players scored in double figures. Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Elitzur Yavne. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Hapoel Kazrin (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Elitzur Yavne will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) in Nes Ziyona and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 30+7reb+5ast, C.Watson 19+5reb, K.Izik 13+8reb+2ast, I.Nanikashvili 9+3reb+6ast, I.Clark 4+13reb+1ast, N.Laish 2
Elitzur Yavne: N.Matalon 23+4reb+3ast, M.McGhee 15+10reb+3ast, E.Hofman 11+2reb+4ast, P.Paelay 11+2reb+6ast, I.Nesterenko 10+7reb, Y.Lioutrine 4+4reb
gschID: 197769



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Air Avellino released coach Giorgio Valli - by Eurobasket News

Sidigas Avellino (SerieA) released 50-year old coach Giorgio Valli.
Vallis team made it to the SerieA Semifinals in 2011.
He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Coach of the Year back in 2008.
Valli has coached previously another Italian team: Virtus 1934 Bologna.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Coach Gianmarco Pozzecco agreed terms with Upea Capo dOrlando - by Eurobasket News

Upea Capo dOrlando (Lega 2) hired new head coach. His name is Gianmarco Pozzecco. He coached recently at Cimberio Varese (SerieA) jouth team. Gianmarco Pozzecco is not new to Capo dOrlando. He spent here 2007/08 season as a player. 

By Eurobasket Data Center



John Cantrell may be added to JuveCaserta roster - by Eurobasket News

JuveCaserta (SerieA) is close to ink American guard John Cantrell (188, college: Chicago State) who played last time at GIE Maile Matrix. In 14 UBA games last season he averaged impressive 21.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded USBasket.com All-UBA Rookie of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Rookie 1st Team. Cantrell also spent pre-season at Sodertalje Kings in Swedish Basketligan that year.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Byblos in Lebanese Division A. In four games last year he had very impressive stats: 17.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.8spg.
Cantrell has played previously professionally in Qatar (Al Arabi) and Ukraine (BC Odessa).
He graduated from Chicago State in 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Bashkimi loans Merovci - by Dren Shporta

The oranges from Prizren, Bashkimi, have loaned Sigal Prishtinas player Mustafa Merovci (202-F-88).

After a last gameweeks victory over Vellaznimi in Gjakova, Bashkimi's team has added the forward player of Sigal Prishtina in their team.

Merovci is a forward player and with 202 cm's will be a needed addition to the Muharem Vugdalic squad. He had played before Sigal Prishtina in teams like Futura, Kolegji and Kosova Vushtrri.



Sigal Prishtina inks Devan Downey, ex TED Kolejliler - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports). Downey managed to play in three leagues in three countries last year (!!!). He played last season at TED Kolejliler in Turkish TB2L. In 10 games he had 8.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.1apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. Downey also played at Fort Wayne Mad Ants in D-League that season. In 8 games he recorded 10.8ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.5spg. The other team he played shortly was VOO Verviers-Pepinster in Belgian Ethias League. In 7 games he recorded 8.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.9apg and 2.7spg.
The previous (10-11) season Downey played at Chorale de Roanne in French ProA. In 12 games he recorded 4.9ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.1apg. Another team he played shortly was KK_Zadar in Croati