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  ABA   


Standings

ABA Standings
 1. Las Vegas K. 0-0 
Atlantic South
 1. Atlanta W. 2-0 
 2. Atlanta A. 1-0 
 3. Gainesville H. 1-0 
 4. Jacksonville G. 1-0 
 5. Albany S. 0-0 
 6. Georgia G. 0-0 
 7. Georgia W. 0-0 
 8. Savannah G. 0-0 
 9. Birmingham B. 0-1 
 10. E.Point Jaguars 0-1 
 11. Gulf Coast F. 0-1 
 12. SW Fellowship 0-3 
California Northwest
 1. Fresno F. 3-0 
 2. Bay Area M. 0-0 
 3. California SK 0-0 
 4. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 5. Modesto H. 0-0 
 6. NorCal B. 0-0 
 7. Port City P. 0-0 
 8. Richmond R. 0-0 
 9. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 10. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 11. Sacramento H. 0-2 
Canada
 1. ABA-Canada 0-0 
Expansion
 1. Pontiac F. 1-1 
 2. Buffalo 716ers 0-0 
 3. Carolina C. 0-0 
 4. Carolina Ch. 0-0 
 5. Carolina J. 0-0 
 6. Chicago S. 0-0 
 7. East Carolina T. 0-0 
 8. Long Beach R. 0-0 
 9. Milwaukee B. 0-0 
 10. Polk County F 0-0 
 11. Riverside R. 0-0 
Mid Atlantic
 1. S.Carolina W. 2-0 
 2. Lynchburg L. 1-0 
 3. Palmetto SR 1-0 
 4. Richmond E. 1-0 
 5. Carolina D. 0-0 
 6. Columbia, SC 0-0 
 7. Greenville G. 0-0 
 8. Hampton RS 0-0 
 9. Seven Cities K. 0-0 
 10. Tennessee Halos 0-1 
 11. 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. Indiana SW 0-0 
 6. Indianapolis 0-0 
 7. Michiana M. 0-0 
 8. Windy City 0-0 
 9. Oakland CC 0-1 
 10. Peoria P. 0-2 
Northeast
 1. Connecticut T. 0-0 
 2. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 3. 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 
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. Bluff City R. 0-1 
Southeast
 1. Phenix City B. 1-0 
 2. Bahama PS 0-0 
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. Hollywood M. 0-0 
 6. San Diego Sol 0-0 
 7. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 8. LA Slam 0-1 
 9. Las Vegas Def. 0-2 
Southwest Central
 1. Texas Fuel 1-0 
 2. Aberdeen Attack 0-0 
 3. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 4. Houston X. 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. Chico Rage 0-0 
 3. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 4. Little Rock L. 0-0 
 5. NYC Thunder 0-0 
 6. Shizuoka G. 0-0 
 7. Chicago F. 0-1 
 8. Electric C.Lions 0-2 



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP   


FIBA Africa launch media accreditation ahead Champions Cup for Men - by Olusegun Ikuesan

FIBA Africa has launched the media accreditation for journalists wishing to make it to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the final round of the 2012 Africa Champions Cup for Men.

The electronic media accreditation can be filled on the continental body website www.fibaafrica.com with deadline set for November 22, 2012 as the twelve clubs set for action from November 29 through December 8, 2012.

The twelve clubs are host Mongo basketball club of Equatorial Guinea; defending champion Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia; Ettehad and Al Alhy of Egypt; Abidjan Basket Club of Cote dIvoire; Kano Pillars basketball club of Nigeria; ASB Mazembe of Democratic Republic of Congo; Manga basketball club of Gabon; Espoir of Rwanda; Primeiro DAgosto, Petro Atletico and Libolo of Angola



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 6-1 
 2. Hawks 5-1 
 3. 36ers 4-3 
 4. Kings 4-4 
 5. Wildcats 3-2 
 6. Taipans 3-4 
 7. Tigers 2-4 
 8. Crocodiles 0-8 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 16: Wildcats - 36ers
Nov. 16: Breakers - Crocodiles
Nov. 17: Hawks - Taipans
Nov. 18: Tigers - Kings



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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. Rapla 1-4 
 6. TTU 1-6 
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. Tarvas 3-3 
 3. Nevezis 3-3 
 4. Sakalai 2-3 
 5. Barons kvartals 2-4 
 6. Tln Kalev 1-5 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 5-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 3-1 
 3. Valmiera 2-3 
 4. Parnu 1-3 
 5. LSU-Baltai 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 15: Tarvas - Sakalai 96-73
Nov. 13: Siauliai - TTU 90-51
Nov. 13: Lietkabelis - Jelgava 87-80
Nov. 13: Nevezis - Barons kvartals 86-64
Nov. 15: Rapla - TTU 80-72
Nov. 14: Kalev/Cramo - Pieno Zvaigzdes 73-79
Nov. 15: Parnu - Pieno Zvaigzdes 68-72

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 16: Lietkabelis - Juventus
Nov. 16: Valmiera - LSU-Baltai
Nov. 16: Valga - Liepaja
Nov. 16: Tarvas - Barons kvartals
Nov. 16: Tln Kalev - Sakalai
Nov. 17: Tartu Ulikool - Liepaja
Nov. 17: Siauliai - Ventspils
Nov. 17: Nevezis - Rudupis


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.2 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 3. Okoye, Tln Kalev18.5 
 4. Bergmanis, Barons17.3 
 5. Raadik, Parnu17.3 
 6. Leonard, Juventus17.0 
 7. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis16.6 
 9. Gates, Pieno Z.16.4 
 10. Kaufmanis, Valmie.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu14.3 
 2. Matyukevych, Bars.10.0 
 3. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.7 
 4. Cipruss, Lietkabel.9.0 
 5. Timma, Ventspils8.8 
 6. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.8 
 7. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.8 
 8. Leonard, Juventus7.6 
 9. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.5 
 10. Varnelis, Juventus7.4 
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. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.8 
 7. Viskontas, Juvent.4.8 
 8. Ezerskis, Liepaja4.8 
 9. Tamm, Tarvas4.8 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava4.5 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.2 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.5 
 3. Teel, Ventspils2.5 
 4. Cunda, Valga2.3 
 5. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.2 
 7. Laane, Rapla2.2 
 8. Mizis, Jelgava2.0 
 9. Labuckas, Rudupis2.0 
 10. Sims, Ventspils2.0 
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. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 6. Galdikas, Siauliai1.3 
 7. Cipruss, Lietkabel.1.2 
 8. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.2 
 9. Dia, Siauliai1.2 
 10. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 


Tamm's 27 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old point guard Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Tarvas and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had the game-high 27 points adding five rebounds and four assists for Tarvas in his team's victory, helping them to crush Sakalai (#4, 2-3) with 23-point margin 96-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Tarvas is placed at 2nd position in Baltic League . Tarvas is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. In the team's last game Tamm had a remarkable 91.7% from 2-point range. 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 19.2ppg. Tamm is in league's top in assists (9th best: 4.8apg) and averages solid 63.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82) of league's second-best Lietkabelis. He is Latvian center in his first season at Lietkabelis. In the last game Cipruss recorded impressive 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Lietkabelis cruised to a 87-80 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Jelgava (#5, 2-4). Lietkabelis' second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Cipruss is a newcomer at Lietkabelis and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Erik Keedus (198-F-90) of TTU (#6). Keedus showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Keedus' great performance TTU lost 72-80 to slightly higher-ranked Rapla (#5, 1-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. TTU can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Keedus he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Keedus has a very solid season. In 7 games in Baltic League he scored 11.3ppg. He also has 6.6rpg, 3.4apg and FGP: 51.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88) of Siauliai - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Gediminas Zyle (210-C-88) of Nevezis - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Tomas Cerneckis (190-PG-88) of Nevezis - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Lewis Jackson (178-PG-89) of Siauliai - 15 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Keith McLeod (190-PG-79) of Kalev/Cramo - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Rait-Riivo Laane (178-PG-93) of Rapla - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 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)



Round 8: Pieno Zvaigzdes hand first loss to Kalev/Cramo - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Estonian Kalev/Cramo (3-1) in Tallinn on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-0) 79-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 6 points. American forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for Kalev/Cramo. Undefeated Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Defending Estonian champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the second place with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
One of the most interesting games of round 8 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. Sixth ranked Rapla won against visiting TTU (1-6) 80-72. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Andre Parn who added 19 points during the contest. Forward Erik Keedus (198-90) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Rapla (1-4) left bottom position moving up to fifth place. It was TTU's sixth loss in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Lithuanian Sakalai (2-3) against fourth ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (3-3) on Thursday night. Visiting Sakalai was crushed by BC Rakvere in Rakvere 96-73. The winners were led by Reimo Tamm who scored that evening 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by Justas Sinica did not help to save the game for Sakalai. BC Rakvere moved-up to second place, which they share with Nevezis. Sakalai at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. BC Rakvere will meet at home Barons kvartals (#5) in the next round. Sakalai will play against Tln Kalev in Tallinn and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game for Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-0) which played road game in Parnu against 4th ranked Estonian KK Parnu (1-3). Top-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to get a 4-point victory 72-68. The best player for the winners was TreVon Hughes who scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. KK Parnu at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Lithuanian Lietkabelis (4-1) which hosted in Panevezys 4th ranked Latvian Jelgava (2-4). Second ranked Lietkabelis managed to get a 7-point victory 87-80. Kaspars Cipruss orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 9 rebounds. Lietkabelis' coach Gintaras Leonavicius used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Lietkabelis maintains second position with 4-1 record having just three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Loser Jelgava dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. Lietkabelis will face Juventus (#3) in Utena in the next round, which may be the game of the day.

In the last two games of round 8 Barons kvartals was smashed by Nevezis on the road 86-64. Siauliai destroyed TTU on its own court 90-51.


Tarvas - Sakalai 96-73

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Lithuanian Sakalai (2-3) against fourth ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (3-3) on Thursday night. Visiting Sakalai was crushed by BC Rakvere in Rakvere 96-73. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Sakalai managed to win second period 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Rakvere forced 23 Sakalai turnovers. The winners were led by point guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) who scored that evening 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) supported him with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by forward Justas Sinica (203-85) did not help to save the game for Sakalai. Forward Aivaras Kiausas (199-80) added 9 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. BC Rakvere moved-up to second place, which they share with Nevezis. Sakalai at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. BC Rakvere will meet at home Barons kvartals (#5) in the next round. Sakalai will play against Tln Kalev in Tallinn and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Tamm 27+5reb+4ast, K.Saks 14+2reb, J.Umbrasko 13+7reb+1ast, M.Laksa 13, R.Lindmets 12+5reb+1ast, B.Raley-Ross 11+4reb+1ast
Sakalai: J.Sinica 16+7reb+1ast, E.Baniulis 14+4reb, E.Jezukevicius 12+4reb, A.Kiausas 9+9reb+1ast, Z.Sestokas 7+1reb, I.Ramasauskas 6+4reb
gschID: 198146


Rapla - TTU 80-72

One of the most interesting games of round 8 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. Sixth ranked Rapla won against visiting TTU (1-6) 80-72. It looked good early as TTU took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Rapla had a 24-13 second period charge getting the lead and TTU was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-80. It was a great shooting night for Rapla especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. TTU was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Andre Parn (202-77) who added 19 points during the contest. Forward Erik Keedus (198-90) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four TTU players scored in double figures. Rapla (1-4) left bottom position moving up to fifth place. It was TTU's sixth loss in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Rapla: R.Laane 23+5reb+4ast, A.Parn 19+3reb, I.Kajupank 12+3reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 6+1reb+2ast, I.Pilk 6+6reb+5ast, R.Nurger 6+1reb+1ast
TTU: E.Keedus 16+7reb+4ast, K.Makke 15+2reb, A.Arnold 11+6reb+1ast, M.Saarmets 11+3reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 9+5reb+5ast, J.Puidet 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 198145


Parnu - Pieno Zvaigzdes 68-72

An interesting game for Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-0) which played road game in Parnu against 4th ranked Estonian KK Parnu (1-3). Top-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to get a 4-point victory 72-68. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Parnu won third quarter 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Pieno Zvaigzdes won last quarter 15-13. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to KK Parnu's 30. The best player for the winners was American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) who scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 16 points. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Center Rain Raadik (208-89) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Four KK Parnu players scored in double figures. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. KK Parnu at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: Y.Gates 16+4reb, T.Hughes 11+6reb+5ast, T.Biggs 10+6reb, V.Cepukaitis 8+6reb, L.Brazdauskis 7+2reb, B.Woodfox 7+1reb
Parnu: R.Raadik 14+12reb+2ast, A.Peciukevicius 14+2reb+6ast, K.Evart 13+3reb+1ast, O.Matulionis 10+3reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 8+4reb+3ast, R.Raap 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 198144


Kalev/Cramo - Pieno Zvaigzdes 73-79

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Estonian Kalev/Cramo (3-1) in Tallinn on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-0) 79-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 6 points. American forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Nerijus Zabarauskas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. U.S. Virgin Islands center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard Keith McLeod (190-79, college: Bowling Green) added 14 points in the effort for Kalev/Cramo. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-0 record. Defending Estonian champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the second place with one game lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Gates 15+11reb, L.Brazdauskis 12+6reb+2ast, G.Maceina 10+4reb+3ast, M.Ruikis 8+3reb+1ast, P.Beliavicius 6+2reb+2ast
Kalev/Cramo: G.Dorbek 17+1reb+3ast, K.McLeod 14+4reb+3ast, F.Elegar 13+10reb, G.Arbet 10+4reb+1ast, G.Wilkinson 9+7reb, T.Sokk 6+1reb
gschID: 198143


Nevezis - Barons kvartals 86-64

Everything could happen in Kedainiai at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Lithuanian Nevezis and one of their biggest challengers Latvian Barons kvartals had identical 2-3 record. This time Nevezis used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Riga 86-64 on Tuesday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Nevezis. Barons kvartals was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Nevezis forced 22 Barons kvartals turnovers. Center Gediminas Zyle (210-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Andrius Aleksandrovas (197-86) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Nevezis players scored in double figures. Nevezis' coach Darius Sirtautas felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Portuguese forward Maris Gulbis (202-85, agency: Players Group) replied with 14 points and 8 rebounds and forward Arturs Brunins (198-82) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Barons kvartals. Nevezis (3-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Tarvas. Barons kvartals lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Nevezis will face league's leader Rudupis in Prienai in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Barons kvartals will play on the road against the league's second-placed BC Rakvere (#2).
Top scorers:
Nevezis: G.Zyle 18+3reb+3ast, A.Aleksandrovas 16+4reb, T.Cerneckis 15+2reb+3ast, G.Sirutavicius 13+2reb+1ast, S.Kulevicius 7+2reb+1ast, M.Girdziunas 4+1reb+2ast
Barons kvartals: M.Gulbis 14+8reb+2ast, A.Brunins 14+9reb+1ast, S.Metra 12+5reb+4ast, R.Paze 8+7reb, A.Skele 7+1ast, A.Epners 5+3reb
gschID: 198142


Lietkabelis - Jelgava 87-80

An interesting game for Lithuanian Lietkabelis (4-1) which hosted in Panevezys 4th ranked Latvian Jelgava (2-4). Second ranked Lietkabelis managed to get a 7-point victory 87-80. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Jelgava won fourth quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Jelgava 50-35 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lietkabelis looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Lietkabelis made 7 blocks. Jelgava was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 9 rebounds. Center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-91) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Lietkabelis' coach Gintaras Leonavicius used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) replied with 16 points and American center Aaron Brackett (204-90, college: NC-Greensboro) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Jelgava. Four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Lietkabelis maintains second position with 4-1 record having just three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Loser Jelgava dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. Lietkabelis will face Juventus (#3) in Utena in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Lietkabelis: K.Cipruss 15+9reb+3ast, T.Jogela 10+3reb, M.Kupsas 10+7reb+1ast, K.Babkauskas 10+4ast, K.Vecvagars 9+4reb+3ast, A.Drungilas 8+6reb+3ast
Jelgava: A.Duselis 16+4reb+2ast, E.Krumins 13+2reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 10+4ast, A.Brackett 10+8reb+2ast, S.Silavs 10+2reb+2ast, A.Justovics 8+3reb
gschID: 198141


Siauliai - TTU 90-51

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Estonian TTU (1-6) was smashed on the road by second ranked Lithuanian Siauliai (5-1) 90-51 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. TTU was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding TTU to just 7 points in third quarter. Siauliai dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 26. They outrebounded TTU 41-26 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Siauliai looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Lewis Jackson (178-89, college: Purdue) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. Siauliai's coach Gediminas Petrauskas felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Forward Erik Keedus (198-90) replied with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) added 14 points in the effort for TTU. Siauliai have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with TU/Rock. TTU lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. Siauliai will face league's leader Ventspils at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: L.Jackson 15+2reb+5ast, P.Dia 14+6reb, V.Sulskis 11+10reb+4ast, A.Kieza 10+8reb+2ast, S.Kuzminskas 10+3reb, J.Jucikas 9+6reb+1ast
TTU: K.Akenparg 14+1reb+1ast, E.Keedus 9+6reb+5ast, K.Keres 8+3reb, A.Arnold 8+6reb+1ast, S.Raudla 5+2reb+2ast, K.Makke 4
gschID: 198140



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  BELARUS   


Kreft released, Atek and Nigel coming... - by Timur Tolokh

Basketball Club "Tsmoki-Minsk" official released Jonathan Kreft (213-F/C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Florida St.). By the decision of the coach and the club general manager Kreft was released from the last two games. The team bring replenishment. To the club arrived two new players. American point guard Nigel Munson (187-G) and power forward from Australia Ater Majok (208-F-87, college: Connecticut) they should play in the next matches and we will have a change to watch on the on the MInsk-Arena.


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  BRAZIL   


Palmeiras make some changes on their roster for NBB - by Paulo Freire

The S.E. Palmeiras basketball team announced two more players for the fifth edition of the NBB. S.E. Palmeiras managers agreed with small guard Guto Pereira (190-F/G-83), former Flamengo, and center Fernando Coloneze (207-C-78), who left the Tijuca team in the end of the last NBB.

The hiring of these two experienced players happens in a moment to recast the S.E. Palmeiras roster. After the end of the Silver Series of the Paulista State Championship, the team dismissed a few player, thefore were waived the players Gilson de Jesus (195-F/G-79, college: Kansas St.), Douglas Viegas (197-G/F-79, college: Wagner), Lucas Costa (203-C/F-80) and Mudo dos Santos (194-F-77).

-We started a new phase in the S.E. Palmeiras basketball. We are always aiming at the development of our team and I'm sure we will do a good job in our debut in the NBB, explained Ronaldo Faria Jr., Director of the basketball from the club.

The young point guard Arthur Pecos (94), only 18 years old is been named on rumors to be the first enhancement announced by Bauru team for the NBB 2012-2013.



Tijuca agreed with Lamar Roberson - by Paulo Freire

After finishing in the second place in the Carioca State Championship of Rio de Janeiro, the Tijuca basketball team is already gearing up for the NBB, their roster headed by the renowned coach Miguel Angelo da Luz keeps strengthening. This time out, comes in the american Lamar Roberson (203-F-86, college: La-Lafayette).

The 2.03 m tall and born in 1986, was playing in the Hungarian basketball and has arrived in Rio de janeiro and is already training with Tijuca. The player has been around the world, as he plays in Hungary and also went through several countries, including Switzerland, Slovakia and Finland.



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CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 3-0 
 2. Acadia 2-0 
 3. UPEI 2-0 
 4. St.Mary's 2-1 
 5. St.Francis X. 1-1 
 6. Dalhousie 0-2 
 7. New Brunsw. 0-2 
 8. Memorial 0-4 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 4-0 
 2. Victoria 4-0 
 3. UFV 2-2 
 4. UNBC 2-2 
 5. Mount Royal 1-3 
 6. TRU 1-3 
 7. TWU 1-3 
 8. UBC Okanagan 1-3 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 3-1 
 2. Lethbridge 3-1 
 3. Calgary 2-2 
 4. Saskatchewan 2-2 
 5. Winnipeg 2-2 
 6. Manitoba 2-2 
 7. Brandon 1-3 
 8. Regina 1-3 
OUA East
 1. Queen's 2-0 
 2. Ryerson 2-0 
 3. Carleton 1-1 
 4. Laurentian 1-1 
 5. Ottawa 1-1 
 6. Toronto Univ. 1-1 
 7. York 1-1 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 2-0 
 2. Brock 1-1 
 3. Lakehead 1-1 
 4. McMaster 1-1 
 5. Laurier 0-1 
 6. Waterloo 0-1 
 7. Guelph 0-2 
 8. Western 0-2 
Quebec League
 1. Concordia 1-0 
 2. McGill 1-0 
 3. Bishop's 0-0 
 4. Laval 0-1 
 5. UQAM 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 14: Cape Breton - St.Francis X. 88-83
Nov. 11: Queen''s - Waterloo 83-63
Nov. 11: Memorial - Cape Breton 79-103
Nov. 15: Concordia - Laval
Nov. 15: Winnipeg - Brandon


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.27.3 
 2. Forbes, Saskatch.25.5 
 3. Lamar, Saskatch.25.0 
 4. Brown, Regina23.0 
 5. Walton, Manitoba22.5 
 6. Grewal, UFV21.5 
 7. Perrin, TWU21.0 
 8. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.3 
 9. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s20.0 
 10. Fahandeg-S., UBC20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Blaz BOZINOVIC
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bozinovic, TRU11.0 
 2. Ozsayiner, Manit.9.8 
 3. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s8.7 
 4. Bergen-H., Alberta8.5 
 5. Halpin, St.Mary''s8.3 
 6. Moses, Calgary8.3 
 7. Waldner, Lethb.8.0 
 8. Burns, Saskatch.8.0 
 9. Plumb, UBC8.0 
 10. Baker, Alberta8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ilarion BONHOMME
  Brandon
  (--)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Bonhomme, Brandon6.3 
 2. Cunningham, Winnip.6.3 
 3. Walton, Manitoba6.0 
 4. Johnson, Lethbrid.5.8 
 5. York, UFV5.5 
 6. Acheampong, Victo.5.0 
 7. Lamar, Saskatch.4.8 
 8. Tate, Regina4.5 
 9. Grewal, UFV4.0 
 10. Dorsey, Cape Bre.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.3 
 2. Pink, St.Mary''s4.0 
 3. Baker, Saskatch.3.5 
 4. Cunningham, Winnip.3.0 
 5. Scott, St.Mary''s2.7 
 6. Thomas, St.Mary''s2.7 
 7. Krahn, Winnipeg2.5 
 8. Evans, Victoria2.5 
 9. Joseph, Manitoba2.5 
 10. Walton, Manitoba2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moses, Calgary2.3 
 2. Halpin, St.Mary''s2.0 
 3. Bozinovic, TRU1.8 
 4. Baker, Alberta1.5 
 5. Casey, UBC1.5 
 6. Lufile, Cape Breton1.3 
 7. Aubertin, UNBC1.0 
 8. Karch, Calgary1.0 
 9. Osborne, TWU1.0 
 10. Elias, Brandon0.8 


Butts starts his pro career at Moncton Miracles - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles agreed terms with American center Isaac Butts (208-134kg, agency: Pro One Sports). Butts just graduated from Appalachian State University (NCAA). In 28 games last season he had 7.6ppg and 6.6rpg.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Butts team won Southern Conference North Division Regular Season in 2008 and 2010.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Coach Rob Spon takes over Halifax Rainmen - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada) hired 49-year old American coach Rob Spon as the teams new head coach. He coached last season at Kebs de Laval (NBL Canada). His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals.
Spon was voted 2011 PBL Coach of the Year in 2011.
He has coached previously professionally in USA and CBA (Saskatchewan Hawks).

By Eurobasket Data Center



London Lightning inks Osvaldo Jeanty - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning agreed terms with 28-year old Canadian ex-international guard Osvaldo Jeanty (183-84). He is a dual citizen owning also Haitian passport. Jeanty has played for the last two seasons at BBC Bayreuth in German BBL league. In 31 games last year he had 11.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg.
His team won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season in 2008.
Jeanty was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team back in 2008. He represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg.
Jeanty has played also professionally in Romania (Gaz Metan), Germany (LTi 46ers and Noerdlingen) and Canada (Ravens).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CHILE   

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. 4-5 
 5. Dep.Valdivia 2-8 
 6. Las Animas 1-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 11: Los Leones - Sagrados 98-78
Nov. 14: Osorno Basq. - Dep.Valdivia 86-53
Nov. 11: Puente Alto - Boston Coll. 83-89
Nov. 11: Dep.Espanol - Las Animas 73-66

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 17: AB Ancud - Osorno Basq.
Nov. 17: Dep.Valdivia - Dep.Espanol
Nov. 17: Dep.Castro - Las Animas


Dimayor Semifinals: San Fernando is one step closer to the Finals - by Daniel Valencia

In game 1 of their semifinals series, San Fernando took the lead with a 85-75 victory against CD Universidad de Concepcion, led by the forward Allan Sheppard (196-F-84) that scored 24 points in the night. This saturday, San Fernando will try to secure the series at home to reach the Finals.

Semifinals Game 1

CD Universidad de Concepcion 75 - San Fernando 85
Ucon: Terrell Taylor 29 pts. Evandro Arteaga 19 pts.
Fer: Allan Sheppard 24 pts. Franco Morales 18 pts.

San Fernando lead series 1-0



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EuroLeague: Cedevita survive double-overtime drama to top Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Zalgiris 108:106 (2OT)

Cedevita and Zalgiris went through a double-overtime marathon to decide on the winner in EuroLeague Group C tonight. Cedevita eventually came out winners in Zagreb. Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the hosts to the second win at the tournament. Zalgiris suffered their first defeat and slipped at 5-1 record.
Zalgiris looked the dominant force in this one early in the game. The Kaunas team accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Cedevita turned things around in the next two periods. The hosts denied the deficit and pulled ahead for a 63:60 lead at the third break. Zalgiris erased the distance and Darden put the visitors ahead 82:80 with 46 seconds remaining. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) sank three free throws to ensure an 85:82 lead for the visitors with 9 seconds remaining. But Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) drilled a three-pointer and sent the game into overtime. Jankunas gave Zalgiris a 96:93 lead with 31 seconds to go in the first extra period. Darden followed with a free throw as Zalgiris seemed on the way to their victory 97:93. However Bracey Wright nailed two free throws and then Ilievski dropped a three-point bomb following free throws from Kaukenas to put Cedevita within one 98:99. Marko Popovic hit just one free throw and Mickael Gelabale dunked for a 100:100 tie game at the end of the first overtime. Zalgiris jumped ahead once again early in the second extra period. Bracey Wright and Ilievski gave a decisive lead for Cedevita and the hosts then kept Zalgiris scoreless for more then three minutes to win the battle. Bracey Wright sank 20 points, while Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) fired 18 points for the hosts. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) answered with 24 points for Zalgiris. Marko Popovic had 19 points in the loss.

Cedevita: Mickael Gelabale 23+10 boards, Bracey Wright 20, Predrag Suput 18
Zalgiris: Darjus Lavrinovic 24, Marko Popovic 19



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BK Opava and Calvin Cage Part Ways - by Surujh Roopnarine

Apparently two-months were not needed to evaluate the performance and contributions of American guard Calvin Cage (183-G-84, college: Buffalo) to BK Breda & Weinstein Opava, as the club announced that they have parted ways with Cage less than a month after his arrival. In three games with BK Breda & Weinstein Opava the former University of Buffalo star (finished as 8th leading scorer in school history after 2005-06 season) averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 5.0 turnovers while logging roughly 25 minutes per contest.

What may have been his undoing was the fact that management of BK Breda & Weinstein Opava along with head Coach Petr Czudek were looking for help at the point guard position while Jakub Sirina and Radim Klecky recovered from injury, but Cage, 28, has never been a traditional point guard as expected by BK Breda & Weinstein Opava. For his career he has proven to be a volume scorer, but not particularly efficient (9-23 2FG, 5-19 3PT for Opava), and is a "point guard" by default due to his 6-0 height and ball handling.
When the team states that the "player failed to meet expectations", in this case, it is not only the player who "failed" but also team scouting for failing to place the right player in the right situation. Unfortunately for the team, the addition of Cage did not improve their position in the standings as the club los tall three contests he played in against USK Praha, Jindrichuv Hradec and rival NH Ostrava.



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 11-0 
 2. Bakken 10-1 
 3. Horsens IC 9-3 
 4. SISU 7-4 
 5. Naestved 6-5 
 6. Aarhus BC 4-7 
 7. Randers 3-8 
 8. Horsholm 3-9 
 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. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.8 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.5 
 6. Tomko, Bakken20.5 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.6 
 8. Delk, Vaerlose19.3 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg19.3 
 10. Jukic, Horsens IC19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Colas, Randers14.1 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.5 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC9.2 
 5. Walker, Naestved8.8 
 6. Washington, Svend.8.6 
 7. Thomann, Horse.8.0 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.9 
 9. Willen, Aalborg7.9 
 10. Sorensen, Aalborg7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.2 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.4 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 4. Jonsson, Aarhus BC5.4 
 5. Nielsen, SISU5.0 
 6. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.8 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.6 
 9. Delaney, Aalborg4.3 
 10. Tomko, Bakken4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.5 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Rungby, Horsens IC2.1 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 5. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 6. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 7. Ortega, Randers1.9 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Delk, Vaerlose1.8 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.4 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.2 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Thomann, Horse.1.1 
 7. Jukic, Horsholm1.0 
 8. Smith, SISU0.9 
 9. Jensen, Vaerlose0.8 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.8 



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Donatas Motiejunas assigned to Rio Grande Valley Vipers - by Eurobasket News

Rio Grande Valley Vipers brought in 22-year old Lithuanian ex-international power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-101kg-90, agency: Interperformances). He just played at Houston Rockets in the NBA. In only one game this season he recorded 3 points. The last season he also played at Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Polish TBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Motiejunas was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 25 TBL games last year he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title and they also played in the supercup final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. Motiejunas also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded 12.5ppg and 7.9rpg. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he recorded 13.4ppg and 7.5rpg. Motiejunas also spent pre-season at Benetton Treviso in Italian SerieA earlier that year.
Last year he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (20th overall).
Motiejunas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2009.
He was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Motiejunas played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. He also represented Lithuania at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 17.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 60.4%, FT: 50.0%.
Motiejunas has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Baltai and Zalgiris-Sabonio).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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The Estonian teams lost to the Lithuanian representatives - by Eurobasket News

The Estonian teams lost to the Lithuanian representatives including the first defeat of Kalev/Cramo.
Parnu was beaten by Pieno Zvaigzdes 68:72. The best player for the winners was TreVon Hughes who scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Yancy Gates (206-F-89, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 16 points. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Estonian Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes 79:73. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 6 points. Yancy Gates orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. TreVon Hughes contributed with 17 points for the winners. Frank Elegar replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and Keith McLeod (190-PG-79, college: Bowling Green) added 14 points in the effort for Kalev/Cramo.
Rather expected game when Estonian TTU was smashed on the road by second ranked Lithuanian Siauliai 90-51 on Tuesday. Vytautas Sulskis orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Lewis Jackson contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Erik Keedus replied with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Kiur Akenparg (190-F-88) added 14 points in the effort for TTU.



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Jason Conley leads LrNMKY to victory with an amazing 46 points and 9 rebounds! - by Eurobasket

Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) lead's LrNMKY to victory last night over Kouvot with 8-point victory 112-104. This night was an especially great night for the American guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Warren Sports International) who led his team to a victory scoring 46 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Matthew Gibson helped adding 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Chris Hester (192-79, college: E.Washington) responded with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). LrNMKY moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KTP. Kouvot at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest. Jason attended Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas this summer where he won the Championship with Union Monaco and was voted Co-MVP!


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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 6

A

Nov. 15: Union Olimpija - Cantu 81-79
Nov. 15: Panathinaikos - Real Madrid 79-68
Nov. 15: Khimky - Fener.Ulker 71-70

B

Nov. 15: ALBA - Montepaschi 73-75
Nov. 15: Asseco Prok. - Chalon 70-76
Nov. 15: Maccabi T-A - Unicaja 62-64

C

Nov. 15: Cedevita - Zalgiris 108-106 2OT
Nov. 16: Anadolu Efes - EA7 Armani
Nov. 16: Caja Laboral - Olympiacos

D

Nov. 15: Partizan - Besiktas 87-72
Nov. 15: Brose Baskets - FCB Regal 66-86
Nov. 15: Lietuvos rytas - CSKA 62-71


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi20.8 
 2. Jerrells, Besiktas18.8 
 3. Nachbar, Brose B.18.5 
 4. Farmar, Anadolu17.8 
 5. Langford, EA7 A.17.4 
 6. Weems, CSKA17.0 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.8 
 8. Aradori, Cantu16.3 
 9. Baynes, Union O.16.2 
 10. Thompson, ALBA15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron BAYNES
  Union O.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Baynes, Union O.10.0 
 2. Williams, Chalon8.7 
 3. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.4 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA7.2 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos7.0 
 6. Thompson, ALBA6.5 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.6.4 
 8. Hrycaniuk, Asseco6.3 
 9. Zirbes, Brose B.6.3 
 10. Gordon, Partizan6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.4 
 2. Cook, EA7 Armani6.4 
 3. Blassingame, Assec.5.8 
 4. Diamantidis, Panat.5.5 
 5. Planinic, Khimky5.5 
 6. Farmar, Anadolu5.4 
 7. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 8. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.0 
 9. Green, Cedevita4.7 
 10. Waters, Union O.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hickman, Maccabi2.8 
 2. Gordon, Anadolu2.4 
 3. Jaaber, Zalgiris2.0 
 4. Farmar, Anadolu2.0 
 5. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.8 
 6. Djedovic, ALBA1.8 
 7. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 8. Lucic, Partizan1.7 
 9. Savanovic, Anadolu1.6 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.0 
 2. Tomic, FCB Regal1.8 
 3. Zoric, Unicaja1.5 
 4. Falker, Besiktas1.5 
 5. Cusin, Cantu1.3 
 6. James, Maccabi T-A1.3 
 7. Krstic, CSKA1.3 
 8. Samardziski, Lietu.1.2 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos1.2 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA1.2 


Thursday's action around the League - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Panathinaikos - Real Madrid 79-68
Panathinaikos celebrated the third win in Euroleague Group A. They held off visiting Real in Athens tonight. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds to pace the hosts. Real Madrid enjoyed a 16:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Panathinaikos turned things around in the second quarter. The Athens team unloaded 30 points in the second frame and gained a 42:35 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. The hosts boosted the distance to 13 points with ten minutes remaining. Real got within 7 points midway through the fourth stanza but Panathinaikos stayed calm and executed the victory to perfection. Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) had 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Jonas Maciulis added 12 points for the home side. Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) answered with 16 points for Real Madrid. Jaycee Carroll netted 9 points in the loss.

Khimky - Fener.Ulker 71-70
Khimky clinched a dramatic win over Fenerbahce in the opening game of EuroLeague Round 6. K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) tipped the ball in at the buzzer as Khimky snatched a tough home win over the Turkish team. The victory allowed the hosts to improve at 4-2 record in Group A. Fenerbahce slipped at 3-3 record. Fenerbahce enjoyed a narrow 18:17 lead after ten minutes of action. However Khimky went on a 22:11 run in the second frame to take a 39:29 halftime lead. Fenerbahce cut the deficit in the third frame. Baris Ermis put the visitors within 5 points at the final break 51:56. Omer Onan finally tied things up at 60 midway through the final term. Preldzic made it 61:60 for the Turkish team. The lead changed hands for several times before David Andersen (212-C-80) gave Fenerbahce a 70:69 advantage with 55 seconds remaining. Sergey Monya missed a triple but K.C. Rivers grabbed a rebound and tipped the ball in at the buzzer. The referees reviewed the play for some time before stating Khimkys victory. K.C. Rivers finished with 14 points to pace the hosts. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) added 12 points for the winners. David Andersen responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Bojan Bogdanovic and Baris Ermis had 11 points each in the loss.

Union Olimpija - Cantu 81-79
Union Olimpija beat Mapooro Cantu to tie both records in EuroLeague Group A. The team from Slovenia won 81:79 as both teams are with 2-4 records. Mapooro Cantu started the game with 22-17 and Alex Tyus brought 27:23. Alen Omic tied the game at 29:29 and then the hosts managed to win the half 42:39. They game remained carousel as the teams again exchanged the led several times. At first Mapooro Cantu won the third period 23-17 and enjoyed 62:59 after Maarten Leunen's shot. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) tied the game at 79:79, while Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) made two free throws for the final result. Jaka Blazic erupted with 30 points and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) posted 14. Klemen Prepelic and Aaron Baynes followed them with 13 points each. Pietro Aradori answered with 20 points in the losing case and Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) added 15. Maarten Leunen brought 11, whilst Alex Tyus tossed in 9.

Group B
ALBA - Montepaschi 73-75
Montepaschi Siena registered the third win in Euroleague regular season. They eked out a tough victory over ALBA in Berlin today. Montepaschi improved at 3-3 record, while ALBA fell at 2-4 in Group B. Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) sank a jumper with 14 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory for Montepaschi. Montepaschi started the game confidently. The Italian champions posted a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They accounted for a 39:34 halftime lead. Montepaschi extended their lead to 14 points midway through the third frame. But the hosts restored the intrigue. They cut the margin to 8 points at the final intermission 52:60. Djedovic and Idbihi put the hosts in front 61:60 midway through the final frame. The lead changed hands for several times before DeShaun Wood made it 73:70 for ALBA with just over two minutes remaining. But Thomas Ress tied things up at 73 from the penalty line. Daniel Hackett then came up with a jumper, while Zach Morley missed his attempts as Siena got away with victory. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) nailed 21 points and issued 6 assists for Siena. Kristjan Kangur added 13 points, while Daniel Hackett netted 12 points in the win. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) answered with 20 points and 8 boards for ALBA. Vule Avdalovic had 13 points in the loss.

Asseco Prok. - Chalon 70-76
Elan Chalon gained the second win in EuroLeague this season. The French side overcame Asseco Prokom Gdynia in the game of the bottom teams of the group. They needed 76:70 victory to climb up the ladder. The teams entered the game with 1-4 records and desired to improve their positions. The Polish side took 20-13 lead after the first period, but failed in the rest of the game. Elan Chalon needed first 21-17 surge in the second frame and then a final push in the last stanza. Jordan Aboudou tied the game at 58:58, while Ilian Evtimov scored for 69:64. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) brought the final point for the winning side from the free throw making the difference to 5 points. Brion Rush top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) notched 15. Ilian Evtimov delivered 13, while Steed Tchicamboud and Jordan Aboudou had 8 each. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cincinnati) ended up with 17 points in the losing case and Lukasz Koszarek scored 14. Jerel Blassingame brought 12, whilst Frank Robinson tossed in 11.

Maccabi T-A - Unicaja 62-64
Unicaja Malaga stole the show from Nokia Arena and 10000 local fans of Maccabi Electra. The Spanish team grabbed 64:62 win after Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut)'s late baskets in the game. Both teams share the top with 5-1 records now. Maccabi Electra entered the game undefeated but knew about the strength of the visiting team. The Israeli team won the first period 21-17, but lost the second frame 16-21. It was a real battle in the court in the third period as Kosta Perovic tied it all at 49:49 at the end of it. Krunoslav Simon gave the guests 61:60 lead and then Marcus Williams brought the final success at the end. Marcus Williams top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) nailed 10. James Gist added 9, while Luka Zoric posted 8. Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) finished the game with 14 points in defeat and Ricky Hickman notched 13. Malcolm Thomas ended up with 11 points, while Yogev Ohayon had 7.

Group C
Cedevita - Zalgiris 108-106 2OT
Cedevita and Zalgiris went through a double-overtime marathon to decide on the winner in EuroLeague Group C tonight. Cedevita eventually came out winners in Zagreb. Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the hosts to the second win at the tournament. Zalgiris suffered their first defeat and slipped at 5-1 record. Zalgiris looked the dominant force in this one early in the game. The Kaunas team accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Cedevita turned things around in the next two periods. The hosts denied the deficit and pulled ahead for a 63:60 lead at the third break. Zalgiris erased the distance and Darden put the visitors ahead 82:80 with 46 seconds remaining. Marko Popovic sank three free throws to ensure an 85:82 lead for the visitors with 9 seconds remaining. But Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) drilled a three-pointer and sent the game into overtime. Jankunas gave Zalgiris a 96:93 lead with 31 seconds to go in the first extra period. Darden followed with a free throw as Zalgiris seemed on the way to their victory 97:93. However Bracey Wright nailed two free throws and then Ilievski dropped a three-point bomb following free throws from Kaukenas to put Cedevita within one 98:99. Marko Popovic hit just one free throw and Mickael Gelabale dunked for a 100:100 tie game at the end of the first overtime. Zalgiris jumped ahead once again early in the second extra period. Bracey Wright and Ilievski gave a decisive lead for Cedevita and the hosts then kept Zalgiris scoreless for more then three minutes to win the battle. Bracey Wright sank 20 points, while Predrag Suput fired 18 points for the hosts. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) answered with 24 points for Zalgiris. Marko Popovic had 19 points in the loss.

Group D
Partizan - Besiktas 87-72
Partizan had little problems en route to the home win over Besiktas in the sixth round of Euroleague regular season. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) nailed 16 points to lead Partizan to the first win in Group D. Partizan rallied to a 24:19 lead at the first break. Partizan mounted the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts erupted for 27 points in the second stanza and accumulated a 51:43 halftime advantage. Besiktas stopped the rot in the third term. The Turkish team trimmed the gap at 5-point mark at the final break. But Partizan went on a 17:7 surge in the fourth stanza to clinch a comfortable win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) and Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points each for the home side. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) answered with 20 points for Besiktas. Damir Markota netted 16 points in defeat.

Lietuvos rytas - CSKA 62-71
CSKA Moscow eke out Lietuvos Rytas at Siemens Arena in the start of the Round 6 in EuroLegaue. The Russian team improved to 5-1 record after 72:61 victory. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius meanwhile feel at 1-5 record in Group D. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius started with 16-14 and also scored 16 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to seal the win in the first half as the guests replied with 19 points and led 1 point at the halftime. Moreover the second half belonged to the Russian Champion. CSKA won the third period 20-14 and finished the game with 18-16. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up with 19 points and Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) delivered 13. Sasha Kaun poured in 11, while Viktor Khryapa added 7. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) ended up with 17 points and Mindaugas Katelynas brought 13. Renaldas Seibutis notched 11, whilst Steponas Babrauskas tossed in 8.

Brose Baskets - FCB Regal 66-86
FC Barcelona Regal keep the perfect record in Group D improving to 6-0 record. The Spanish titan overcame Brose Baskets 86:66. The German team dropped at 2-4 in the group. FC Barcelona Regal took narrow 23-22 lead after the first period and had difficulties playing in front of almost 7000 fans in Germany. The guests managed to add 24-20 surge in the second frame for 5-point advantage at the halftime. The hosts side tied the game at 49:49 when Teddy Gipson nailed a three-pointer. FC Barcelona Regal however won the third period 17-11 and led 64:53 after three quarters. Another 22-13 in the last stanza gave them a total 20-point victory success. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 14. Juan Carlos Navarro poured in 13, while Judson Wallace and Marcelinho Huertas added 7 apiece. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Teddy Gipson scored 12. Anton Gavel delivered 11 and Latavious Williams notched 9.



Panathinaikos beats Real Madrid in a do or die game - by Chris Mammides

Panathinaikos Athens succeeded a great victory over the almighty Real Madrid with a +11 (79-68) difference and not only did his series 3-3 but has covered the defeat of the first round in Madrid so has a possible advantage in case of a same series over Real Madrid.
Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) was great in both edges and was teh man of the match not only for his great defence but also for his production since his 15 points helped Panathinaikos Athens to finally win the game. From a closed distance was the American veteran Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) who ended the game with 14 points on a silent mode.


Real Madrid started the game on a more offensive mode and took an early lead of 5 (2-7) mainly due to the scoring behind the arc. Panathinaikos Athens was following the score, which went as many as -7 (9-16, 7') but was able to cut the deficit by the end of the first period to the four points in a very poor 12-16.

The picture of the second period was entirely different since Stephane Lasme took his "gun" and was the leading figure to the Green comeback. Panathinaikos Athens took an early lead with Bramos just two minutes after the beggining of the second period (18-16) with Bramo's brilliant dunk. Panathinaikos Athens was much better in teh second period and took a lead of eas many as 12 points (38-26, 18') but real with three continouous three pointers cut the deficit to the seven with a buzerbeeper by Fernandez (42-35).

Panathinaikos Athens continue to dominate in the court with Bramos leading the greens and the difference going sky-high to the +14 (51-37, 23') while two minutes before the end of the third period Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) (who ended the game with 8 assists) increase the deficit to the +15 (61-46).

Real Madrid tried to react and mainly with three pointers cut the deficit to as little as 7 points (71-64,36') in the last period, but the greens wouldn't missed the chance so with a control basketball and very solid defence Panathinaikos Athens kept the deficit and the victory in the OAKA which was packed (nearly 18.000 green fans), with 79-68.

Real Madrid fell to the 4-2 while Panathinaikos Athens is following with a 3-3.

The quarters were: 12-16, 42-35, 65-52, 79-68

Top scorers:

Panathinaikos Athens: Stephane Lasme 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 block shots, Andy Panko 14 points and 8 rebounds, Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) 12, Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) 11, Kitchen 9, Dimitris Diamantidis 7 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 block shots!

Real Madrid: Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) 16 points (no other Spaniard had a double digit) with Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) finishing the game with one three pointer!




Panathinaikos added officially the NBAer Jason Kapono - by Chris Mammides

Jason Kapono (201-SF-81, college: UCLA) agreed financial terms according to most of the Greek media the last few hours, with the Greek power house Panathinaikos Athens just few hours before the most crucial game in the Euroleague for the Greens of Coach Argiris Pedoulakis . Jason Kapono and Panathinaikos Athens were in talks the last few days as the Greens were looking to add a player to their roster following their recent negative results.
The 31-year-old American small forward spent nine years in he NBA playing for six different teams during that time, Los Angeles Clippers being the most recent.
Kapono, an excellent three-point shooter, is expected to bring a scoring threat that Panathinaikos Athens was missing. The Greens are just 18th in Euroleague in 3-point shooting percentage with 30.5%.
In 2007 the American small forward was NBA three-point field goal percentage leader with 51.4%. That was also his best season in terms of scoring as he averaged 10.9 points per game.
Panathinaikos Athens currently find themselves in 5th place in Group A in Euroleague with a 2-3 record and tonight is actually playing against Real Madrid the most crucial game of the season.



Panathinaikos may land Jason Kapono - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to add to their roster 31-year old American forward Jason Kapono (201-98kg-81, college: UCLA) who played last time at Los Angeles Lakers. In 26 NBA games last season he recorded just 2.1ppg.
The previous (10-11) season Kapono played at the 76ers in NBA. But in 14 games last year he averaged only 1.1ppg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in second round (31st overall). Kapono attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it may be his tenth season in pro basketball.
He won NBA Southeast Division championship title for two years in a row (2006 and 2007).
Kapono was also voted All-Rebook Rocky Mountain Revenue 1st Team back in 2004.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Bobcats).

By Eurobasket Data Center



EUROLEAGUE POWER RANKINGS (2) - by Dimitris Katsionis



After the first 5 games..

1. ZALGIRIS KAUNAS (5-0): Plaza has change the DNA in a team which is the more traditional representatives of the European basketball school (Lietuva) with the most particular characteristics. Strong team-play from the American players. We will wait to see Zalgiris's character after the first bad results..

2. BARCELONA (5-0): Barcelona isn't super, but plays every night for 8/10. That is very important for this period..

3. REAL MADRID (4-1): Has the potential to be much better in a month, especially if they solve the problem in the 5 spot..

4. MACCABI TEL AVIV (5-0): David Blatt presents a modern competitive team with lower budget. Fresh legs, very good ball-movement the main features of Maccabis effective offense. However, the groups level helps a little bit..

- ANADOLU EFES (3-2): Mahmuti gave direction to Anadolu's game but the Turkish have to reduce their ups & downs in a 40-minute game. Farmar justifies his salary and puts a serious candidate for the season's MVP.

6. KHIMKI (3-2): Khimki has by far the best assists/turnovers ration in the league. Very important.. However, teams mentality is still questionable..

-FENERBAHCE (3-2): Fener has great potential but Pianigiani has to find chemistry in the frontcourt. Maybe with an add in the 4 spot.. (?)

8.BESIKTAS (3-2): Congratulations to Kunter.. Very militant team with defense intensity and many role players. Jerrels gets our vote in the MVP discussion so far..

9. CSKA MOSCOW (4-1): Messina has a lot of work. CSKA is very predictable with its halfcourt offense and several players showing adjusting problems in this style. Maybe the legendary coach has to start thinking about a faster tempo. Just look at the roster..

10. UNICAJA (4-1): Best rebounding team in the league.. Not bad. But, it will be a surprise if Unicaja continues like this..

11. OLYMPIAKOS (3-2): The champs bought time, winning in Milano, to work and put Powell in their game. Great performance from Kyle Hines.

-PANATHINAIKOS (2-3): Panathinaikos faces some problems at the moment. First of all, the Greens are the team with the most mistakes in the contest. There are first at 2pt % (targeting Schortsanitis in the paint) they receive many fouls but they are last in FT%.. Panathinaikos needs two players now and thats the reason they are on the market..

-CANTU (2-3): Trinchieri needs immediately a point guard. Cantu plays better in the last games. Great performance from Aradori..

14. EMPORIO ARMANI (2-3): EA7 is until now the Euroleague's underachiever.. Big investment, bad coaching.. The worst thing is that Scariolo has lost his players's trust..

15. ALBA BERLIN (2-3): Good work from Obradovic. Alba show declining odds the last couple of weeks but they are still in the game..

-MONTEPASCHI SIENA (2-3): They could be easily in 1-4 or 4-1.. Best offense in the league. Montepaschi needs a dominant undersized 5, since Ress gives his best but he is not a center. Brown puts huge numbers but is he the ideal point guard to run the teams offense..? Banchi's team wins and loses from the 3-pt line..

17. CAJA LAMBORAL (1-4): Huge & downs in the 40 minutes.. Simply you don't know what to expect..


18. LIETUVOS RITAS (1-4): They have serious offensive problem due to the absence of a true point guard in the roster.

- OLIMPIJA LJUBLJANA (1-4): The regulator of the group..

20.BROSE BASKETS (2-3): I still don't like Bambergs performance. Bad chemistry.

21.CEDEVITA (1-4): They have improved a lot reaching one step before a big win at SEF. Maybe the level of the group is too much for Cedevita, but lets wait..

22. CHALON (1-4): Chalon is little bit naive. Todays game in Poland can be crucial. They still have chances.

23. PARTIZAN (0-5): Practice at 7 o'clock in the morning.. Is it enough? Dule delate to replace Thomas.

24. PROKOM (1-4): 1-4 is a very good record compared to the teams performance..



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Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 15: FoKoPo - Pyrinto 85-78
Nov. 16: Nilan Bisons - Korihait
Nov. 17: Kauhajoki - KTP
Nov. 17: Salon Vilpas - FoKoPo
Nov. 18: Kataja - Namika Lahti


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.7 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.22.6 
 3. Conley, LrNM.21.5 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.18.6 
 6. Clavell, Kouvot18.6 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto17.5 
 8. Hester, Kouvot17.3 
 9. Haanpaa, Lapua17.1 
 10. Smith, Kataja16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.4 
 2. Tolbert, Lapua8.9 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 4. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.5 
 5. Logins, LrNM.8.4 
 6. Bullock, Kauhajoki8.1 
 7. Ford, Kauhajoki8.0 
 8. Conley, LrNM.7.9 
 9. Dyer, Korihait7.7 
 10. Johnson, Namika7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.3 
 3. Burgess, FoKoPo5.1 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.8 
 5. Hall, Salon Vilpas4.7 
 6. Holmes, Lapua4.3 
 7. Gibson, LrNM.4.2 
 8. Sarcevic, KTP4.0 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.9 
 10. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.4 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.2.4 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki2.3 
 4. Hall, Salon Vilpas2.2 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 6. Flowers, Kataja2.1 
 7. Conley, LrNM.2.1 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 9. Williams, KTP1.8 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  Kauhajoki
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ford, Kauhajoki1.8 
 2. Commons, Lapua1.6 
 3. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 6. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.0.9 
 8. Logins, LrNM.0.8 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 
 10. Dyer, Korihait0.8 


Jason Conley leads LrNMKY to victory with an amazing 46 points and 9 rebounds! - by Eurobasket

Jason Conley (196-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Missouri) lead's LrNMKY to victory last night over Kouvot with 8-point victory 112-104. This night was an especially great night for the American guard Jason Conley (196-81, college: Missouri, agency: Warren Sports International) who led his team to a victory scoring 46 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Matthew Gibson helped adding 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Chris Hester (192-79, college: E.Washington) responded with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). LrNMKY moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KTP. Kouvot at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest. Jason attended Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas this summer where he won the Championship with Union Monaco and was voted Co-MVP!


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EuroLeague: Elan Chalon gained the second win - by Eurobasket News

Asseco Prokom Gdynia - Elan Chalon 70:76

Elan Chalon gained the second win in EuroLeague this season. The French side overcame Asseco Prokom Gdynia in the game of the bottom teams of the group. They needed 76:70 victory to climb up the ladder.
The teams entered the game with 1-4 records and desired to improve their positions. The Polish side took 20-13 lead after the first period, but failed in the rest of the game. Elan Chalon needed first 21-17 surge in the second frame and then a final push in the last stanza. Jordan Aboudou (198-SF-91) tied the game at 58:58, while Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) scored for 69:64. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) brought the final point for the winning side from the free throw making the difference to 5 points.
Brion Rush top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) notched 15. Ilian Evtimov delivered 13, while Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) and Jordan Aboudou had 8 each. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cincinnati) ended up with 17 points in the losing case and Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) scored 14. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) brought 12, whilst Frank Robinson (193-G-84, college: CS Fullerton) tossed in 11.

Asseco Prokom Gdynia: Adam Hrycaniuk 17, Lukasz Koszarek 14, Jerel Blassingame 12, Frank Robinson 11
Elan Chalon: Brion Rush 18, Blake Schilb 15, Ilian Evtimov 13, Steed Tchicamboud 8, Jordan Aboudou 8



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Tornike Shengelia: 6 Points in 6 Minutes - by Akaki Bakradze

Tornike Shengelia and his Brooklyn Nets beat OrlandoMegic in regular season 2012-13. The first quarter was equal, leader was changed several times, but as a result of Bruce
Lopess good playing (11points), guests won the first quarter with two point advantages 19:17. In the second quarter Brooklyn got superiority,Andrey Blach and Jerry
Stackhouse were unstoppable. As a result of their activities Nets went to the big break with 14-point handicap -50:36.
In the second time, hosts tried to create intrigue, but Joe Johnson scored three point kick, Orlando lost the third quarter with 10 points and in fact it defined the winner of the match.
In the last 12 minutes manager of Brooklyn Nets let other substitutes play, Georgian forward Shengelia spent 6 minutes and 33 seconds and during this time he brought the club 6
points (1 two-point kick, 1 three-point,1 penalty kick from 3). Finally, Brooklyn Nets beat the opponent 107:68.
Atlanta hosted championMiami at Philips Arena and after the first time it was to lose with four points-4:42. But in the last two quarters Chris Bosh and Lebron James did well and
Hit won with 7-point advantage-95:89. Zaza Pachulia started playing from substitutions, he played for 13minutes and 14 seconds and during this time he helped his club with 2
points and 4 rebounds.


Tornike Shengelia (203-PF-91)



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EuroLeague: Montepaschi snatch win in Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin - Montepaschi 73:75

Montepaschi Siena registered the third win in Euroleague regular season. They eked out a tough victory over ALBA in Berlin today. Montepaschi improved at 3-3 record, while ALBA fell at 2-4 in Group B. Daniel Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) sank a jumper with 14 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory for Montepaschi.
Montepaschi started the game confidently. The Italian champions posted a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They accounted for a 39:34 halftime lead. Montepaschi extended their lead to 14 points midway through the third frame. But the hosts restored the intrigue. They cut the margin to 8 points at the final intermission 52:60. Djedovic and Idbihi put the hosts in front 61:60 midway through the final frame. The lead changed hands for several times before DeShaun Wood made it 73:70 for ALBA with just over two minutes remaining. But Thomas Ress tied things up at 73 from the penalty line. Daniel Daniel Hackett then came up with a jumper, while Zach Morley missed his attempts as Siena got away with victory. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) nailed 21 points and issued 6 assists for Siena. Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) added 13 points, while Daniel Hackett netted 12 points in the win. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) answered with 20 points and 8 boards for ALBA. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) had 13 points in the loss.

ALBA: Deon Thompson 20, Vule Avdalovic 13
Montepaschi: Bobby Brown 21, Kristjan Kangur 13, Daniel Hackett 12



EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal keep the perfect record in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets- FC Barcelona Regal 66:86

FC Barcelona Regal keep the perfect record in Group D improving to 6-0 record. The Spanish titan overcame Brose Baskets 86:66. The German team dropped at 2-4 in the group.
FC Barcelona Regal took narrow 23-22 lead after the first period and had difficulties playing in front of almost 7000 fans in Germany. The guests managed to add 24-20 surge in the second frame for 5-point advantage at the halftime. The hosts side tied the game at 49:49 when Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) SERGERIO nailed a three-pointer. FC Barcelona Regal however won the third period 17-11 and led 64:53 after three quarters. Another 22-13 in the last stanza gave them a total 20-point victory success.
Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 14. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) poured in 13, while Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) and Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) added 7 apiece. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Teddy Gipson scored 12. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) delivered 11 and Latavious Williams (202-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) notched 9.

Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 18, Teddy Gipson 12, Anton Gavel 11, Latavious Williams 9
FC Barcelona Regal: Pete Mickeal 17, Erazem Lorbek 14, Juan Carlos Navarro 13, Judson Wallace 7, Marcelinho Huertas 7



Kelly Beidler (MBC) I Am Here To Defend The Best Players And Make Them Work For Their Points - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Kelly Beidler (199-F-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) is a 24 year old 199cm forward from Virginia Beach, Virginia that will start his third professional season and first in Germany in the Beko BBL for the Mitteldeutscher BC. He played at Mt.St.Marys (NCAA) from 2006-2010 playing a total of 119 NCAA games. In his senior year, he played 31 games: 10.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 41.8%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.1% . In 2010-2011, he was a rookie playing for : IR Reykjavik (Iceland-Express League, starting five): 24 games: Score-4 (21.7ppg), Reb-2 (12.4rpg), 3.8apg, Steals-5 (2.5spg), Blocks-3 (2.0bpg), FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 72.9%. Last season, he played for Karhu Kauhajoki (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 44 games: Score-4 (19.2ppg), Reb-5 (9.8rpg), 1.4apg, Steals-1 (2.3spg), Blocks-1 (1.9bpg), FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 70.8%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

You are playing your first season in the Beko BBL after stops in Iceland and Finland. How do you like the Beko BBL?

I like this league very much. I took a big jump and took advantage of this opportunity. I hope that I am able to show my talent in this league.


The Beko BBL is a tougher league than what you saw in Iceland and Finland. You have had agood start, but what still gives you problems on the court in the Beko BBL?

The level is very high in Germany. You have to play hard every game and have to respect every player. If you strat to slack then you will pay for that.


What is your role on the team?

I have to be active and bring energy. I also focus on defense and try to make the big defensive plays get steals that lead to easy baskets. I also am there to defend the best players and make them work for their points. My offense will come from that.


Who could be the key MBC player this season?

I think that it could be Devon Uskowski. He does a great job spreading the floor. When he is on hitting his three pointer than he spreads the floor and makes it easier for our guards to penetrate.

Your former head coach Milian Brown at Mount saint Marys told you that in order to reach the top, you have had to had lows. What meaningful thing has MBC head coach Silvano Poropat told you?

He has told me that players form strong teams are just like us. They do the same thing that we do. What he means by this is that we have to go into each game believing that we can win. I think that we can upset good teams, because we can play as a team for 40 minutes.

You had eight offensive rebounds against the Fraport Skyliners. Besides your long arms, what is your secret to dominating the offensive boards?

Just being active and never quitting on the play. I always want to make something happen on the glass. I always try to act on the bounce off the rim. I use my athletic ability to my advantage from the three position.

On what things do you still need to work on on your game?

Being patient and letting the game come to me instead of going out to the game.


How much does the play of Sharoud Curry impress you?

He impresses me in every practice. He has complete control of the team. He demands so much from the offense and is a great leader.

You are from Virginia beach, Virgina. Were you a beach bum as a kid?

Yes I was always at the beach and am still today when I am home.


Who were your NBA idols?

Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and today it is Lebron James.

To what NBA player would you compare your game too?

I would compare my game to Scottie Pippen. He was known for his defense. On offense he could shoot the three and always made things happen. My goal is to play like him.

What was your sweetest memory winning the 2008 NEC tournament?

Just winning that whole season and battling with my teammates to be successful.

When you came to play in Iceland, why did you have concern of not being to play in Europe?

I always have confidence in my basketball abilities, but what I meant was that I came to Europe not knowing anything and didnt know what to expect

You like to read book about athletes. What books have you liked the most?

I read the book about the Fab 5 from Michigan. I also read a book about head coach Phil Jackson. I like to read books where people havent had an easy road and had to work hard to achieve something. What they have done is something I can relate to.

Who wins a one on one you or Devin Uskowski?

I have to say me. I would win with my speed and athletic ability. We have never played though.


What were the most free throws that you made in a row?

23 or 24 in a row.

What was your most crazy shot that went in?

In high school I made a360 lay up to win the game at the buzzer.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I usually sleep on the buss, but it was the Avengers.

Thanks for the chat Kelly.





Justin Archie joins ifm baskets Konstanz - by Moritz Korff

The ifm baskets Konstanz have strengthened their backcourt by adding Justin Archie (187-PG-88, college: Lindsey Wilson) to their roster. Archie transfers from Slovakia to Germany. The 23-year-old from Los Angeles, California, started this current season with Slovakian Extraliga team BK Iskra Svit, but left in October. He played three games for Svit, averaging 8.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4 assists per contest.
Archie spent his college career at West Los Angeles Community College, NCAA D1 school University of New Orleans and NAIA program Lindsey Wilson. As a senior he had 7.6 points, 4.7 assists and 4.0 boards per game for the Blue Raiders in the 2011-12 season.



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  GREECE   

Div.B Standing

B Standings
North Group
 1. Aias Evosmou 5-0 
 2. Iraklis 4-1 
 3. Stratoni 3-1 
 4. Marousi 3-2 
 5. Egaleo 2-2 
 6. Ionikos Ionias 2-2 
 7. Filippos Veroias 2-2 
 8. MENT 2-3 
 9. Anatolia 2-3 
 10. Doxa Pefkon 2-3 
 11. Metamorfosi 1-3 
 12. Ionikos N.F. 1-4 
 13. Periko/Arhelaos 1-4 
South Group
 1. AEK Athens 4-0 
 2. Psyhiko 3-1 
 3. Amyntas Dafnis 3-2 
 4. Panerythraikos 3-2 
 5. Holargos 3-2 
 6. Doukas 3-2 
 7. Enosi 3-2 
 8. Near East 3-2 
 9. Aetos 2-2 
 10. Halkidas 1-3 
 11. Esperos Patras 1-4 
 12. Diagoras 0-0 
 13. Perama Ermis 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Nov. 14: Metamorfosi - Aias Evosmou 98-100
Nov. 11: Marousi - Doxa Pefkon 82-77
Nov. 11: Periko/Arhelaos - Ionikos Ionias 69-60
Nov. 11: Anatolia - Ionikos N.F. 68-61
Nov. 11: Filippos Veroias - Iraklis 67-64
Nov. 11: MENT - Stratoni 64-85

South

Nov. 11: Holargos - Psyhiko 87-85
Nov. 11: Doukas - Aetos 85-79
Nov. 11: Kronos AD - Near East 74-78
Nov. 11: Enosi - Perama Ermis 74-36
Nov. 11: Esperos Patras - Panerythraikos 72-77
Nov. 11: AEK Athens - Amyntas Dafnis 70-64

Regular Season: Round 6

North

Nov. 18: Ionikos N.F. - Metamorfosi
Nov. 18: Doxa Pefkon - Anatolia
Nov. 18: Stratoni - Marousi
Nov. 18: Ionikos Ionias - MENT
Nov. 18: Aias Evosmou - Filippos Veroias
Nov. 18: Iraklis - Egaleo

South

Nov. 18: Panerythraikos - Diagoras
Nov. 18: Perama Ermis - Esperos Patras
Nov. 18: Aetos - Enosi
Nov. 18: Psyhiko - Doukas
Nov. 18: Near East - AEK Athens
Nov. 18: Amyntas Dafnis - Halkidas


Panathinaikos added officially the NBAer Jason Kapono - by Chris Mammides

Jason Kapono (201-SF-81, college: UCLA) agreed financial terms according to most of the Greek media the last few hours, with the Greek power house Panathinaikos Athens just few hours before the most crucial game in the Euroleague for the Greens of Coach Argiris Pedoulakis . Jason Kapono and Panathinaikos Athens were in talks the last few days as the Greens were looking to add a player to their roster following their recent negative results.
The 31-year-old American small forward spent nine years in he NBA playing for six different teams during that time, Los Angeles Clippers being the most recent.
Kapono, an excellent three-point shooter, is expected to bring a scoring threat that Panathinaikos Athens was missing. The Greens are just 18th in Euroleague in 3-point shooting percentage with 30.5%.
In 2007 the American small forward was NBA three-point field goal percentage leader with 51.4%. That was also his best season in terms of scoring as he averaged 10.9 points per game.
Panathinaikos Athens currently find themselves in 5th place in Group A in Euroleague with a 2-3 record and tonight is actually playing against Real Madrid the most crucial game of the season.



Panathinaikos may land Jason Kapono - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to add to their roster 31-year old American forward Jason Kapono (201-98kg-81, college: UCLA) who played last time at Los Angeles Lakers. In 26 NBA games last season he recorded just 2.1ppg.
The previous (10-11) season Kapono played at the 76ers in NBA. But in 14 games last year he averaged only 1.1ppg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) in second round (31st overall). Kapono attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles and it may be his tenth season in pro basketball.
He won NBA Southeast Division championship title for two years in a row (2006 and 2007).
Kapono was also voted All-Rebook Rocky Mountain Revenue 1st Team back in 2004.
He has played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Bobcats).

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Panathinaikos prevail against Real - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Real Madrid 79:68

Panathinaikos celebrated the third win in Euroleague Group A. They held off visiting Real in Athens tonight. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds to pace the hosts.
Real Madrid enjoyed a 16:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Panathinaikos turned things around in the second quarter. The Athens team unloaded 30 points in the second frame and gained a 42:35 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. The hosts boosted the distance to 13 points with ten minutes remaining. Real got within 7 points midway through the fourth stanza but Panathinaikos stayed calm and executed the victory to perfection. Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) had 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) added 12 points for the home side. Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) answered with 16 points for Real Madrid. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) netted 9 points in the loss.

Panathinaikos: Stephane Lasme 15, Andy Panko 14, Jonas Maciulis 12
Real Madrid: Carlos Suarez 16, Jaycee Carroll 9



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 15: Groningen - Amsterdam 91-67
Nov. 17: Leiden - Den Bosch
Nov. 17: Rotterdam - Amsterdam
Nov. 17: Zwolle - M.Magixx
Nov. 17: Den Helder K. - Leeuwarden
Nov. 17: Weert - Groningen


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 11: Cangeroes - Rotterdam 2 85-70
Nov. 10: De Hoppers - Binnenland 78-66
Nov. 10: Orca's Urk - BC Apollo 2 76-67
Nov. 10: Leiden 2 - Red Giants 73-61
Nov. 15: Punch - Leiden 2 56-63
Nov. 10: Almere P. - Punch 53-58
Nov. 11: UBALL - Almonte 51-59



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Standings - Iceland Express League

Express L. Standings
 1. Snaefell 6-1 
 2. Grindavik 5-2 
 3. Stjarnan 5-2 
 4. Keflavik 4-3 
 5. KR 3-2 
 6. Thor Thorl 3-2 
 7. Skallagrimur 3-3 
 8. Fjolnir 3-3 
 9. IR 2-4 
 10. Njardvik 2-5 
 11. KFI 2-5 
 12. Tindastoll 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 15: Grindavik - Stjarnan 90-86
Nov. 15: Snaefell - Tindastoll 86-76
Nov. 15: Keflavik - Skallagrimur 81-72
Nov. 15: Njardvik - KFI 103-72
Nov. 16: Thor Thorl - Fjolnir
Nov. 16: IR - KR


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Eric PALM
  IR
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Palm, IR24.7 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.23.5 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan23.4 
 4. Zeglinski, Grindav.23.0 
 5. Jonsson, Snaefell22.6 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl22.4 
 7. Broussard, Grind.22.3 
 8. Belin, Njardvik22.0 
 9. Latinovic, KFI21.2 
 10. Craion, Keflavik21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Van, Njardvik15.9 
 2. Quaintance, Skalla.12.0 
 3. Craion, Keflavik12.0 
 4. Diggs, Thor Thorl10.0 
 5. Mills, Stjarnan9.9 
 6. Helgason, Stjarnan9.8 
 7. Valentine, Tindast.9.8 
 8. McQueen, Snaefell9.4 
 9. Miller-W., KFI8.2 
 10. Spicer, Fjolnir8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan10.4 
 2. Threatt, Snaefell9.9 
 3. Williams, IR7.2 
 4. Zeglinski, Grindav.7.1 
 5. Miles, Tindastoll5.8 
 6. Fridriksson, Njard.5.6 
 7. Tomasson, Fjolnir4.7 
 8. Quaintance, Skalla.4.4 
 9. Smith, Thor Thorl4.4 
 10. Ragnarsson, Thor4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darri HILMARSSON
  Thor T.
  (191-F/G-87)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hilmarsson, Thor T.3.8 
 2. Quaintance, Skalla.3.6 
 3. Miles, Tindastoll2.8 
 4. Lewis, Keflavik2.6 
 5. Bell, KR2.3 
 6. Broussard, Grind.2.3 
 7. Williams, IR2.2 
 8. Medlock, Skallagri.2.2 
 9. Smith, Thor Thorl2.2 
 10. Jonsson, Thor Tho.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MILLS
  Stjarnan
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Mills, Stjarnan2.3 
 2. Diggs, Thor Thorl2.2 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.1.6 
 4. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.3 
 5. Craion, Keflavik1.3 
 6. Valdimarsson, Stja.1.1 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.0 
 8. Eiriksson, Skallag.1.0 
 9. Magnusson, KR1.0 
 10. Valentine, Tindas.0.8 


Jon Stefansson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jon Stefansson
Jon Stefansson
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Jon Stefansson (196-82, currently plays in Spain). He led CAI Zaragoza to a victory over the 12th-ranked Asefa Estudiantes (4-3) 83-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Stefansson was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points in 25 minutes on the court. CAI Zaragoza (4-3) is placed seventh in the ACB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Stefansson averages: 8.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 36.4% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). Sigurdarson contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Nassjo (1-9) crushing them 97-76 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He recorded 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Sundsvall Dragons (8-2) is placed second in the Basketligan. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Sigurdarson's fourth year with the team. Sigurdarson has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 53.1%, 3FGP: 42.3% and FT: 92.1%(35-38). Sigurdarson is in the roster of the Icelandic senior national team.

Hlynur Baeringsson
Hlynur Baeringsson
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jakob Sigurdarson and both played together in the last Swedish Basketligan game. Baeringsson contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Nassjo (1-9) crushing them 97-76. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. Baeringsson also added 5 assists in 23 minutes. Baeringsson is currently second on the list of best rebounders with 9.7rpg. This year his other stats are: 14.5ppg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 60.3%(47-78), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 79.2% in the 10 games. Baeringsson is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Pavel Ermolinskij
Pavel Ermolinskij
   #4. Guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a Norrkoping Dolphins' victory against the eighth-ranked LF Basket (4-6) 87-77 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. He recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins (7-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Ermolinskij's first year with the team. Ermolinskij has relatively good stats this season: 11.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg. He is also Icelandic national team player.

Axel Karason
Axel Karason
   #5. International small forward Axel Karason (194-83, currently plays in Denmark) helped Vaerlose win their game against the closely-ranked Randers (3-8) 111-105 in the Danish Ligaen last Sunday. Karason had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 31 minutes. Vaerlose BBK (3-5) is placed fifth in the Ligaen. This year Karason has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.6apg in the 11 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
   #6. Point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-88, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help Mitteldeutscher BC (2-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Vilhjalmsson's good performance Mitteldeutscher BC was crushed 91-68 on the road by the much higher-ranked ALBA Berlin (#7). He scored 11 points. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Vilhjalmsson's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.8apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

Arnar Jonsson
Arnar Jonsson
   #7. Former international guard Arnar Jonsson (183-83, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help Aarhus BC (4-7) in their game against Aalborg (1-10) in the Danish Ligaen. Jonsson scored 7 points and added 4 passes in 34 minutes. Aarhus BC lost 54-64 on the opponent's court to the league outsider (#10) Aalborg. It's Jonsson's first season with the team. Jonsson belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #4 with 5.3apg. He also averaged so far 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.3spg in the eight games. Jonsson used to play for the Icelandic national team six years ago.

Gudni Valentinusson
Gudni Valentinusson
   #8. Center Gudni Valentinusson (204-85, currently plays in Denmark) is a teammate of previously mentioned Arnar Jonsson and both played together in the last Danish Ligaen game. Valentinusson was not able to secure a victory for Aarhus BC (4-7) in their game against Aalborg (1-10). He scored only 4 points. Aarhus BC was defeated 64-54 on the opponent's court by the league outsider Aalborg (#10). Valentinusson's overall stats this season are: 4.2ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the Icelandic U20 national team back in 2005.

Other top Icelandic players, who play abroad:

Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92) plays for Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB
Logi Gunnarsson (192-SG-81) plays for Angers BC 49 in French NM1
Aske Thorsteinsson (185-SG-86) plays for Aalborg in Danish Ligaen



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Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. Azad 3-0 
 2. Petrochimi 3-0 
 3. Foolad Mahan 2-1 
 4. Mahram 2-1 
 5. Zanjan 2-1 
 6. Sanaye Petrochimi 1-2 
 7. Esteghlal 1-2 
 8. Al Badr 1-2 
 9. Gorgan 0-3 
 10. Naft Sepahan 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 15: Azad - Gorgan 87-73
Nov. 15: Zanjan - Al Badr 84-61
Nov. 15: Naft Sepahan - Esteghlal 83-89
Nov. 15: Foolad Mahan - Mahram 66-64
Nov. 15: Sanaye Petrochimi - Petrochimi 59-78

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 22: Gorgan - Esteghlal
Nov. 22: Naft Sepahan - Zanjan
Nov. 22: Petrochimi - Al Badr
Nov. 22: Azad - Foolad Mahan
Nov. 22: Mahram - Sanaye Petrochimi


Sanaye Petrochimi adds Cukinas to their roster - by Greg

Sanaye Petrochimi Mahshahr (Superleague) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian ex-international center Povilas Cukinas (210-103kg-83). He just played at Vendee Challans Basket in French NM1 league. In only one game this season he recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Cukinas has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg and Walter Tigers), Italy (Cantu), Latvia (Barons kvartals) and Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Baltai, Rudupis and Marciulionis BS).



Mahram hire coach Becirovic - by Eurobasket News

Mahram Tehran (Superleague) have agreed on terms of contract with 51-year old Slovenian coach Mehmed Becirovic. He coached most recently the Iranian National Team. Previously he worked at Telenet Oostende in Belgian Ethias League.
Becirovic won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2008.
He was selected to Coach Assistant: Adriatic League All-Star Game back in 2008.
Becirovic was coaching Slovenian Senior National Team two years ago, and coached also U20 National Team between 1999 and 2002.
He has coached previously professionally in Italy and Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Donnie McGrath selected the top Irish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Greece). McGrath was the major contributor in PAOK's victory against the league outsider Kavala (0-5) crushing them 91-70 in the Greek A1 last Sunday. He scored 15 points. PAOK Thessaloniki (4-2) is placed fourth in the A1. But the season just started, so everything may happen. McGrath has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.8apg, 2FGP: 59.1%(13-22), 3FGP: 41.4% and FT: 77.8%. He is a naturalized American. McGrath played for the Irish senior national team four years ago. Strangely he has never played in Ireland.

Colin O'Reilly
Colin O'Reilly
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Colin O'Reilly (200-84, college: Post, currently plays in United Kingdom). O'Reilly led Plymouth Raiders to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Durham Wildcats (3-6) crushing them 113-68 in the British BBL on Sunday night. He recorded 22 points and added 3 passes in 28 minutes. UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders (5-2) is placed fifth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's O'Reilly's first year with the team. O'Reilly has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 3.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 58.2%(32-55), 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 85.7% in the seven games he played so far. O'Reilly played for the Irish national team in 2009.

Bryan Mullins
Bryan Mullins
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois, currently plays in France). Mullins managed to help Chalons-Reims in a victory against the league outsider Bordeaux (1-8) crushing them 88-63 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. He scored 5 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 6 balls in 28 minutes. Chalons-Reims (6-3) is placed fifth in the ProB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Mullins' overall stats are: 7.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.3apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 54.3%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 61.5% in the nine games. He is a naturalized American. Mullins played for the Irish national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
   #4. Forward Mark Reynolds (197-84, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL could not help Durham Wildcats (3-6) to beat London Lions (3-6). He recorded 5 points in 11 minutes. Durham Wildcats was crushed 101-74 on the road by the higher-ranked (#7) London Lions. It's Reynolds' first season with the team. This year Reynolds averages only 1.1ppg in the eight games. He used to play for the Irish national team back in 2007.

Conor Grace
Conor Grace
   #5. Former international forward Conor Grace (210-82, college: Davidson, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to help Eco Orebro (3-7) in their game against Uppsala Basket (6-3) in the Swedish Basketligan. Grace cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Eco Orebro was defeated 72-64 at home by the much higher-ranked Uppsala Basket (#4). Grace's total stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Irish national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Blusens Monbus (4-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance Blusens Monbus lost 69-73 on the road to the lower-ranked (#13) UCAM Murcia. Kendall recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 32 minutes. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. 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 played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish.

   #2. Will Hanley (200-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Spain) led Oviedo CB to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lan Mobel ISB (3-1) crushing them 79-57 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Hanley's first season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Oviedo Club Baloncesto (3-1) is placed second in the LEB Silver. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Hanley is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of most steals (second place). He has very reliable stats this season: 12.8ppg, 8.8rpg and 2.8spg. Hanley is a naturalized American. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

   #3. Experienced Tony McCrory (199-G/F-77, college: Simon Fraser, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to help the league outsider Starwings (0-6) in their game against Geneve Lions (4-2) in the Swiss LNA. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night McCrory scored 16 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. McCrory is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Starwings' roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.3apg. McCrory is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Irish.

   #4. Yaniv Strauss (190-F-92, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Kazrin/Galil in a victory against the closely-ranked Elitzur Ramla crushing them 98-74 in the Israeli National League (second division) on Tuesday night. Strauss scored only 4 points in 12 minutes. Kazrin/Galil (3-2) is placed seventh in the National League. This year Strauss averages just 2.0ppg in the five games.

   #5. Orel Lev (195-SG-93, currently plays in Israel) was not able to secure a victory for Hapoel Kfar Saba (1-4) in their game against Ironi Ramat Gan (4-1) in the Israeli National League (second division). He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Lev scored only 2 points. Hapoel Kfar Saba was crushed 78-57 in Ramat Gan by the leading Ironi. Lev's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg and 1.3rpg.

   #6. Bar Maor (191-PG-92, currently plays in Israel) is a teammate of previously mentioned Yaniv Strauss and both played together in the last Israeli National League game. Maor contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Elitzur Ramla crushing them 98-74. He scored only 2 points in 20 minutes. This year Maor's total stats are: 2.3ppg and 1.3spg in the four games.



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EuroLeague: Unicaja Malaga stole the show from Nokia Arena - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra- Unicaja Malaga 62:64

Unicaja Malaga stole the show from Nokia Arena and 10000 local fans of Maccabi Electra. The Spanish team grabbed 64:62 win after Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut)s late baskets in the game. Both teams share the top with 5-1 records now.
Maccabi Electra entered the game undefeated but knew about the strength of the visiting team. The Israeli team won the first period 21-17, but lost the second frame 16-21. It was a real battle in the court in the third period as Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) tied it all at 49:49 at the end of it. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85, agency: Beo Basket) gave the guests 61:60 lead and then Marcus Williams brought the final success at the end.
Marcus Williams top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) nailed 10. James Gist (205-F-86) added 9, while Luka Zoric (211-C-84) posted 8. Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) finished the game with 14 points in defeat and Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) notched 13. Malcolm Thomas (206-C-88, college: San Diego St.) ended up with 11 points, while Yogev Ohayon (187-PG-87) had 7.

Maccabi Electra: Shawn James 14, Ricky Hickman 13, Malcolm Thomas 11, Yogev Ohayon 7
Unicaja Malaga: Marcus Williams 12, Zoran Dragic 10, James Gist 9, Luka Zoric 8



Yuval Naimy selected the top Israeli playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Eurocup). He was the major contributor in a Triumph Lyubertsy's victory against the closely-ranked Le Mans (1-1) 76-71 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Naimy recorded 17 points in 24 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Triumph Lyubertsy (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 will be critical. Naimy has relatively good stats this year: 12.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 46.2%(6-13) in the two games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Israeli senior national team.

Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Omri Casspi (204-88, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Casspi could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-6) to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder (6-3). He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated 106-91 on the road by the Thunder. It was Cavaliers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Casspi averages: 2.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 62.5%. He is in the roster of the Israeli senior national team.

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Euroleague). Tyus contributed to an easy victory against the second-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (3-2) crushing them 82-58 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He scored 9 points in 15 minutes. Mapooro Cantu (2-3) is placed fifth in group A. This year Tyus' overall stats are: 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg and FT: 55.6% in the five games. He is a naturalized American. Tyus is also a member of the Israeli senior national team. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Robert Rothbart
Robert Rothbart
   #4. Center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL was not able to help Start Gdynia (1-6) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Rothbart's very good performance the bottom-ranked Start Gdynia was defeated 66-55 in Zgorzelec by the second-ranked PGE Turow. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Rothbart also added 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Rothbart belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3bpg and 1.5spg. Rothbart has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli. He is also Israeli national team player.

Yotam Halperin
Yotam Halperin
   #5. International shooting guard Yotam Halperin (193-84, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Bayern Muenchen's victory against the eighth-ranked TBB Trier (4-3) 72-66 in the German BBL last Saturday. Halperin scored 10 points in 27 minutes. FC Bayern Muenchen (5-3) is placed fourth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Halperin's first year with the team. This season his total stats are: 8.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg in the eight games. Halperin plays currently for the Israeli national team.

Jeremiah Kreisberg
Jeremiah Kreisberg
   #6. Center Jeremiah Kreisberg (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Yale in their game against the Sacred Heart University (0-0) in the NCAA. He scored 9 points in 21 minutes. But the Yale was edged in an overtime 85-82 in Fairfield, CT by the Sacred Heart University. Kreisberg has averaged so far 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.3apg in the four games. He is a naturalized American. Kreisberg is U20 international player as he played for the Israeli team one years ago. Strangely he has never played in Israel.

Tom Maayan
Tom Maayan
   #7. U18 international guard Tom Maayan (185-93, currently studies in the States) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Norfolk State University 78-65 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. Maayan recorded 6 points and added 5 passes. The Seton Hall University has conference record this season. It's Maayan's first year with the team. He has averaged so far 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.3apg. Maayan used to play for the Israeli U18 national team last year.

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

   #1. Jason Thomas (191-G-82, college: American, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a 3-point Boras Basket's victory against the seventh-ranked Solna Vikings (5-5) 94-91 in the Swedish Basketligan on Tuesday night. He recorded 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Boras Basket (8-2) is placed first in the Basketligan. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Thomas has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.3apg. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan in Israeli league.

   #2. Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany) led Finke Baskets to a victory against the league outsider USC Leipzig (2-7) 93-88 in the German ProA (second division) in Saturday night's game. Aud scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 34 minutes. Finke Baskets Paderborn (4-5) is placed 12th in the ProA. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Aud is ranked first on the list of the best passers in the league with 7.4apg. He also averaged so far 14.0ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.4spg in the nine games he played so far. Aud has a dual citizenship: Israeli and German. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #3. Haran Shifman (183-G-84, currently plays in Poland) contributed to Polonia's victory against the closely-ranked P.Cukier SIDEn (5-3) 80-74 in the Polish 1Liga (second division) last Sunday. Shifman scored 9 points and added 10 passes. MKS Budimpex Polonia Przemysl (4-4) is placed seventh in the 1Liga. It's Shifman's first season with the team. He has averaged so far 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.3apg. Shifman is another player who holds two passports: Israeli and Polish. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.



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EuroLeague: Montepaschi snatch win in Berlin - by Eurobasket News

ALBA Berlin - Montepaschi 73:75

Montepaschi Siena registered the third win in Euroleague regular season. They eked out a tough victory over ALBA in Berlin today. Montepaschi improved at 3-3 record, while ALBA fell at 2-4 in Group B. Daniel Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) sank a jumper with 14 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory for Montepaschi.
Montepaschi started the game confidently. The Italian champions posted a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They accounted for a 39:34 halftime lead. Montepaschi extended their lead to 14 points midway through the third frame. But the hosts restored the intrigue. They cut the margin to 8 points at the final intermission 52:60. Djedovic and Idbihi put the hosts in front 61:60 midway through the final frame. The lead changed hands for several times before DeShaun Wood made it 73:70 for ALBA with just over two minutes remaining. But Thomas Ress tied things up at 73 from the penalty line. Daniel Daniel Hackett then came up with a jumper, while Zach Morley missed his attempts as Siena got away with victory. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) nailed 21 points and issued 6 assists for Siena. Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) added 13 points, while Daniel Hackett netted 12 points in the win. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) answered with 20 points and 8 boards for ALBA. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) had 13 points in the loss.

ALBA: Deon Thompson 20, Vule Avdalovic 13
Montepaschi: Bobby Brown 21, Kristjan Kangur 13, Daniel Hackett 12



EuroLeague: Union Olimpija beat Mapooro Cantu to tie both records - by Eurobasket News

Union Olimpija-Mapooro Cantu 81:79

Union Olimpija beat Mapooro Cantu to tie both records in EuroLeague Group A. The team from Slovenia won 81:79 as both teams are with 2-4 records.
Mapooro Cantu started the game with 22-17 and Alex Tyus (205-C-88, college: Florida) brought 27:23. Alen Omic (215-C-92) tied the game at 29:29 and then the hosts managed to win the half 42:39. They game remained carousel as the teams again exchanged the led several times. At first Mapooro Cantu won the third period 23-17 and enjoyed 62:59 after Maarten Leunen (206-F-85, college: Oregon)s shot. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) tied the game at 79:79, while Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) made two free throws for the final result.
Jaka Blazic erupted with 30 points and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) posted 14. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) and Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) followed them with 13 points each. Pietro Aradori answered with 20 points in the losing case and Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) added 15. Maarten Leunen brought 11, whilst Alex Tyus tossed in 9.

Union Olimpija: Jaka Blazic 30, Dylan Page 14, Klemen Prepelic 13, Aaron Baynes 13
Mapooro Cantu: Pietro Aradori 20, Manuchar Markoishvili 15, Maarten Leunen 11, Alex Tyus 9



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Souleyman Diabate selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProA. Diabate could not help Sluc Nancy (1-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Sluc Nancy was defeated 89-75 on the road by the much higher-ranked Cholet (#6). Diabate was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 5 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Diabate's first year with the team. Diabate is ranked ninth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 15.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.0apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 73.7%. Diabate has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. He is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in France). Amagou was the major contributor in a Chorale de Roanne's victory against the tenth-ranked JSF Nanterre (3-3) crushing them 94-64 in the French ProA on Saturday night. He scored 16 points and added 7 passes in 32 minutes. Chorale de Roanne Basket (2-4) is placed 14th in the ProA. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Amagou's first year with the team. Amagou has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 43.2%, 3FGP: 38.1% and FT: 57.1% in the six games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Despite Amagou played previously for the French U20 national team, he is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international swingman Charles Abouo (195-89, college: BYU, currently plays in Spain). Abouo led Lobe Huesca to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Melilla Baloncesto (1-5) 98-88 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Abouo's first season in pro basketball. CB Lobe Huesca (1-5) is placed 12th in the LEB Gold. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Abouo's first year with the team. This season he averages: 9.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 40.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%. Abouo played for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Errick Craven
Errick Craven
   #4. Guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProB (second division) was not able to help Saint Vallier (5-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Saint Vallier was badly defeated 86-66 in Aix-les-Bains by the higher-ranked (#6) Aix-Maurienne. Craven scored 11 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 35 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Craven's first season with the team. Craven is currently first on the list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (first place). This year he has very good stats: 14.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 8.2apg and 3.0spg in the nine games. Craven has both American and Ivorian nationalities. He used to play for the Ivorian national team last year.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #5. International forward Guy Landry Edi (198-86, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Southern Utah University crushing them 103-65 in the NCAA on Friday night. Edi recorded 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Gonzaga University has conference record this season. This year Edi has relatively solid stats: 14.7ppg, 5.0rpg, 8.2apg and 3.0spg. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

Herve Toure
Herve Toure
   #6. Forward Herve Toure (202-82, currently plays in EuroChallenge) is a teammate of previously mentioned Souleyman Diabate. But that was another game of his team in EuroChallenge which we would like to mention. Toure was not able to secure a victory for Sluc Nancy (1-1) in their game against Gravelines-Dunkerque (2-0). He scored 7 points and blocked 2 shots in 25 minutes. The second-placed Sluc Nancy lost 68-80 on the opponent's court to the leading Gravelines-Dunkerque in the group G of EuroChallenge. This year Toure's overall stats are: 5.0ppg and 2.5rpg in the two games. He is a former international player as he played for the Ivorian senior team two years ago.

Ismael N'Diaye
Ismael N'Diaye
   #7. International forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Boncourt (3-3) in their game against Lugano Tigers (4-2) in the Swiss LNA. Despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game He was the top scorer with 16 points. N'Diaye also added 3 passes. N'Diaye's total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Frejus Zerbo
Frejus Zerbo
   #8. Center Frejus Zerbo (205-89, currently plays in France) couldn't help the league outsider Limoges CSP Elite (0-6) in their game against Paris-Levallois (4-2) in the French ProA. Zerbo scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 16 minutes. Limoges CSP Elite lost 74-84 on the opponent's court to the much higher-ranked (#4) Paris-Levallois. So far Limoges CSP Elite lost all six games in the Regular Season. This year Zerbo's total stats are: 3.8ppg and 3.3rpg in the six games. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Jonathan Kale
Jonathan Kale
   #9. International forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help the league outsider one of league's weakest teams Leyma Basquet (5-1) in their game against River Andorra (6-0) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Kale scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. Leyma Basquet lost 61-73 on the opponent's court to the leading River_Andorra. It was Leyma Basquet's first loss after five consecutive victories. Kale has reliable stats this year: 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.5apg in the six games. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Kale used to play for the Ivorian national team last year.

Wilfrid Aka
Wilfrid Aka
   #10. An experienced swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79, currently plays in France) managed to help ADA Blois Basket in a victory against the league outsider CFBB (0-8) crushing them 102-81 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Aka scored only 2 points in 18 minutes. ADA Blois Basket (6-0) is placed first in the NM1. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. Aka has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 2.0rpg in the five games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

   #11. International power forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Towson University 75-58 in the NCAA last Friday. Baru recorded 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 26 minutes. Baru has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg in the six games. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

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

   #1. Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in France could not help one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) to beat Triumph Lyubertsy (2-0). He recorded 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. Le Mans lost 71-76 at home to the leading Triumph Lyubertsy. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Koffi averages: 7.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0apg in the two games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Patrick Konan (198-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) led New Hampshire to a victory against the Dartmouth College 72-58 in the NCAA last Tuesday. Konan recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds. The University of New Hampshire has conference record this season. Konan's total stats this year are: 5.0ppg and 2.5rpg.

   #3. Armand Anebo (195-SF-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a Leeds Carnegie's victory against the league outsider Worthing Thunder (0-4) 82-77 in the British EBL D1 (second division) on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 12 rebounds. Anebo also added 4 assists in 32 minutes. Leeds Carnegie (2-0) is placed second in the EBL D1. Anebo has reliable stats this year: 11.0ppg, 8.5rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5spg in the two games.

   #4. Kafil Eyitayo (201-F, currently plays in Canada) helped Concordia University win their game against the Citadines (0-1) 74-69 in a derby game in the Canadian university league CIS on Wednesday night. Eyitayo scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. It was his first game for Concordia University this season. His team has 1-0 record this season. Eyitayo is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Concordia University's roster.

   #5. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help Omegna (3-5) in their game against Torino (2-3) in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Omegna was badly defeated 90-70 on the road by the lower-ranked Torino (#12). Toure has averaged so far 9.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and Italian.

   #6. Rolic Medenouvo (194-F-90, currently plays in France) managed to help Vendee Challans Basket to win against the closely-ranked Saint Chamond 88-82 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. Medenouvo scored only 3 points. Medenouvo has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities.



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Samardo Samuels selected the top Jamaican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Samardo Samuels
Samardo Samuels
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Samardo Samuels (206-89, college: Louisville, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-6) in their last game. Despite Samuels' good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 96-106 on the road to the Golden State Warriors. He scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 38 minutes on the court. It was Cavaliers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Samuels averages: 4.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2FGP: 44.0% and FT: 62.5% in the six games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Jamaican senior national team.

Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Roy Hibbert (218-86, college: Georgetown, currently plays in NBA). Hibbert contributed to an Indiana Pacers' victory against the Washington Wizards (0-7) 89-85 in the NBA last Saturday. He scored 7 points, had 12 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The Indiana Pacers have rather weak 3-6 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Hibbert's fifth year with the team. Hibbert is currently fifth on the league's list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 8.2ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.3apg, 2.4bpg, 2FGP: 38.6%. Hibbert is a naturalized American. He played for the Jamaican national team in 2010.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr.
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown, currently plays in Germany). Ewing Jr. led Telekom Baskets to a victory against the league leader ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) 107-103 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He scored 15 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 24 minutes. Telekom Baskets Bonn (4-3) is placed ninth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Ewing Jr.'s first year with the team. Ewing Jr. has relatively good stats this season: 11.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 54.9%, 3FGP: 6.7% and FT: 91.7%(22-24) in the seven games. He is a naturalized American. Ewing Jr. is also a member of the Jamaican senior national team.

Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
   #4. Guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division) was not able to help Fuerza Regia (11-10) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Fuerza Regia was defeated 101-96 in Mexicali by the second-ranked Soles. Efejuku was the top scorer with 31 points. He also added 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). It's Efejuku's first season with the team. Efejuku has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.0apg. Efejuku has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and Jamaican. He is also Jamaican national team player.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #5. International point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Mexico) was the major contributor in Pioneros' victory against the closely-ranked Toros (17-5) 81-79 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 27 minutes. Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (11-11) is placed fifth in the LNBP. This year Scott has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg in the 20 games. He is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Scott played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Scott plays currently for the Jamaican national team.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young
   #6. Center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an Aishin Sea Horses' victory against the closely-ranked Panasonic Trians (8-4) 84-80 in the Japanese JBL last Sunday. Young scored 9 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Aishin Sea Horses (9-3) are placed second in the JBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Young is ranked third on the list of the best blockers in the league. His overall stats this season are: 8.2ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.1bpg. Young is a former international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team six years ago.

Ryan Reid
Ryan Reid
   #7. International power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St., currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked JSF Nanterre (3-3) crushing them 94-64 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Reid scored 8 points. Chorale de Roanne Basket (2-4) is placed 14th in the ProA. Reid's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 4.3rpg. He is a naturalized American. Reid used to play for the Jamaican national team last year.

Ronald Yates
Ronald Yates
   #8. Forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Switzerland) managed to help Benetton Fribourg Olympic in a victory against the seventh-ranked BBC Nyon (2-4) crushing them 92-64 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 14 minutes. Benetton Fribourg Olympic (5-1) is placed second in the LNA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Yates' overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg in the six games. He is a naturalized American. Yates used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2010.

Vashil Fernandez
Vashil Fernandez
   #9. International forward Vashil Fernandez (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Georgia Southern University crushing them 85-54 in the NCAA on Friday night. He recorded 5 points. The Valparaiso University has conference record this season. Fernandez's total stats this year are: 9.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Fernandez is also in the roster of the Jamaican national team.

Courtney Walters
Courtney Walters
   #10. Forward Courtney Walters (208-87, college: Northwood, FL, currently plays in Switzerland) faced previously mentioned Ronald Yates in the Swiss LNA last game. Walters was not able to secure a victory for BBC Nyon (2-4) in their game against Fribourg (5-2). He scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 30 minutes. But BBC Nyon was crushed 92-64 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Fribourg. This year Walters' total stats are: 6.8ppg and 8.0rpg in the six games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Jamaican National Team roster.

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

   #1. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli Winner League could not help Maccabi Rishon (3-2) to beat GreenTops Netanya (5-0). Uter scored 9 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 38 minutes. But Maccabi Rishon lost 62-70 on the road to the leading GreenTops Netanya. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Uter is currently second on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Uter averages: 15.4ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.4apg, 2.6bpg and 1.4spg in the five games he played so far. He is a naturalized American.

   #2. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProB (second division) was not able to help Le Portel (6-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite Gay's very good performance Le Portel was defeated 89-85 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez. He was the top scorer with 26 points. Gay also added 8 rebounds and made 4 blocks. Gay is currently second on the league's list of best blockers. This season he has very high stats. Gay averages: 16.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.9bpg. He is a naturalized American.

   #3. 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 (6-4) 89-76 in the Czech Republic NBL last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds. Muirhead also added 7 assists. BK JIP Pardubice (5-4) is placed sixth in the NBL. Muirhead belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #3. This season he has very good stats: 12.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. Muirhead has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #4. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL was not able to secure a victory for TBB Trier (4-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance TBB Trier lost 66-72 in Muenchen to the higher-ranked (#4) Bayern. Bucknor was the second best scorer with 14 points in 30 minutes. This year Bucknor's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg in the seven games. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and Canadian.

   #5. Geoff McDermott (203-F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Palencia Baloncesto (4-2) in their game against CB Clavijo (3-3) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his very good performance in Friday night's game McDermott recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. McDermott has reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #6. Experienced Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St., currently plays in Lebanon) couldn't help Bejjeh in their game against Antranik in the Lebanese Division A, despite his very good performance last Thursday. Williams was the top scorer with 26 points. He also added 5 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 4 balls in 39 minutes. But his team lost 83-90. Williams is currently third on the list of most steals with 3.5spg. This year he also averages: 22.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 4.0apg in the two games. Williams is a naturalized American.

   #7. Bryan Bailey (185-PG-80, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help BBC Bayreuth in their game against EWE Baskets in the German BBL. He was the second best scorer with 9 points. His team was crushed by 21 points 71-50. Bailey is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league. This season he has very good stats: 12.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.7apg. Bailey is a naturalized American.

   #8. Sebastian Douglas (193-G-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Cleveland St. to an overtime victory against the Bowling Green State University 79-73 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 40 minutes. Douglas has reliable stats this year: 12.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.7apg in the seven games. He is a naturalized American.

   #9. Hugh Robinson (202-C-83, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Brahe Basket in their game against Malbas in the Swedish Basketettan (second division), despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Robinson also added 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 33 minutes. But his team lost 74-80. Robinson is currently first on the league's list of best blockers with 2.9bpg. This year his other stats are: 14.4ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.1spg in the seven games.

   #10. Alwayne Bigby (196-G/F-90, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Rhode Island in their game against the Virginia Tech in the NCAA. Bigby recorded only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 69-50. Bigby has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 8.0rpg. He has both Jamaican and Canadian nationalities.



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Standings - BJ League

BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Iwate Big Bulls 10-2 
 2. Toyama Grouses 8-4 
 3. Akita NH 7-1 
 4. Niigata Albirex 7-3 
 5. Shinshu BW 6-4 
 6. Yokohama BC 5-3 
 7. Tokyo Cinq R. 5-7 
 8. Chiba Jets 3-5 
 9. Sendai 89ers 2-6 
 10. Saitama Bron. 1-7 
 11. Gunma 1-13 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 8-0 
 2. Oita H.Devils 8-2 
 3. Shimane SM 7-3 
 4. Hamamatsu P. 7-5 
 5. Fukuoka Rizing 6-4 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 4-6 
 7. Takamatsu FA 3-5 
 8. Kyoto Hannar. 2-8 
 9. Osaka Evessa 1-5 
 10. Miyazaki SS 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 14: Tokyo Cinq R. - Gunma 80-85
Nov. 15: Tokyo Cinq R. - Gunma 65-63
Nov. 16: Takamatsu FA - Hamamatsu P.
Nov. 17: Akita NH - Shinshu BW
Nov. 17: Sendai 89ers - Yokohama BC
Nov. 17: Saitama Bron. - Toyama Grouses
Nov. 17: Chiba Jets - Niigata Albirex
Nov. 17: Shimane SM - Shiga L-Stars
Nov. 17: Takamatsu FA - Hamamatsu P.
Nov. 17: Fukuoka Rizing - Osaka Evessa
Nov. 17: Miyazaki SS - Kyoto Hannar.
Nov. 17: Okinawa GK - Oita H.Devils


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Tokyo C.
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Jones, Tokyo C.21.2 
 2. Keller, Miyazaki.21.0 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM19.0 
 4. White, Oita H.18.9 
 5. Burns, Yokohama BC18.5 
 6. McHenry, Okina.18.4 
 7. Werner, Chiba Jets18.3 
 8. Cunningham, Miyaza.18.3 
 9. Peppers, Fukuoka18.1 
 10. Cummings, Akita18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 15
 1. White, Oita H.15.0 
 2. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.1 
 3. Warren, Fukuoka12.3 
 4. Williams, Takamats.11.3 
 5. Green, Shinshu BW10.9 
 6. Willard, Sendai 89.10.9 
 7. Werner, Chiba Jets10.1 
 8. Kent, Akita NH9.9 
 9. Galloway, Hamamats.9.8 
 10. Parker, Shimane SM9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Hamamats.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Galloway, Hamamats.7.6 
 2. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.0 
 3. Shimura, Sendai4.9 
 4. Burns, Yokohama BC4.8 
 5. Tomori, Gunma4.6 
 6. Harris, Akita NH4.4 
 7. Brown, Toyama G.4.0 
 8. Kabaya, Yokohama.3.8 
 9. Takushi, Oita H.3.8 
 10. Yamabuchi, Shima.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tsukino MASATO
  Iwate B.
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Masato, Iwate B.2.4 
 2. Parker, Shimane SM2.4 
 3. Burns, Yokohama BC2.3 
 4. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.2 
 5. Brown, Toyama G.2.2 
 6. Aoki, Tokyo Cinq R.2.0 
 7. Yamauchi, Okina.1.9 
 8. Shimura, Sendai1.9 
 9. McHenry, Okina.1.9 
 10. Lyons, Takamats.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Blackledge, Iwate3.6 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.3 
 3. Newton, Okinawa GK2.0 
 4. Carter, Tokyo C.1.9 
 5. Marshall, Shins.1.7 
 6. Brown, Toyama G.1.7 
 7. Okosa, Iwate B.1.3 
 8. Green, Shinshu BW1.3 
 9. Orr, Saitama Bron.1.3 
 10. Parker, Shimane SM1.2 



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Standings - LBAL

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 12: VeA - VEF skola 98-80
Nov. 13: Jelgava/LLU - ViA 79-75
Nov. 14: Liepaja-2 - Saldus 70-80
Nov. 15: Kvele - DSN 64-55
Nov. 14: Valmiera BSS - RSU 52-75
Nov. 16: Livani - Ogres


Davis Bertans selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Davis Bertans (203-92, currently plays in Adriatic League), who plays in Serbia. He could not help Partizan (6-2) in their last game. Despite Bertans' very good performance Partizan lost 78-92 in a derby game to the lower-ranked (#4) Zvezda. He was the top scorer with 23 points in 26 minutes on the court. It was Partizan's first loss after four consecutive victories. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bertans' first year with the team. This season Bertans averages: 7.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 3FGP: 46.2%(12-26) and FT: 75.0% in the eight games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in VTB United League). Strelnieks contributed to a Spartak St.Petersburg's victory against the eighth-ranked Azovmash (1-4) 81-76 in the VTB United League last Sunday. He scored 9 points and added 3 assists. Spartak St.Petersburg (5-0) is placed first in group A. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Strelnieks' overall stats this year are: 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 41.7%, 3FGP: 29.4%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Maris Laksa
Maris Laksa
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Maris Laksa (205-81, college: Providence, currently plays in Estonia). Laksa led BC Rakvere to a victory over the seventh-ranked TTU (2-3) 81-66 in the Estonian KML on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Laksa scored 25 points in 35 minutes. BC Rakvere Tarvas (5-2) is placed second in the KML. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Laksa's first season with the team. Laksa is currently third on the list of top scorers with 16.6ppg. This year his other stats are: 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 70.4% in the seven games. Laksa played for the Latvian national team nine years ago.

Ernests Kalve
Ernests Kalve
   #4. Forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, currently plays in EuroChallenge) helped his Hungarian team Szolnok win their game against the fourth-ranked Kormend (0-2) 96-92 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (1-1) is placed second in group F. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kalve has relatively good stats this season: 11.0ppg and 6.0rpg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

Kaspars Cipruss
Kaspars Cipruss
   #5. Former international center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, currently plays in Baltic League) was the main contributor in Lietkabelis' victory against the fifth-ranked Jelgava (2-4) 87-80 in the Baltic League last Tuesday. Cipruss was the best player in that game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. Panevezys Lietkabelis (4-1) is placed second in group B. Cipruss is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders with 9.0rpg. This year he also averages: 11.0ppg, 1.8apg and 1.2bpg in the five games. Cipruss used to play for the Latvian national team four years ago.

Kristaps Valters
Kristaps Valters
   #6. Guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in an Artland Dragons' victory against the league outsider LTi 46ers (1-7) 86-82 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He scored 18 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (5-3) is placed fifth in the BBL. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Valters' overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.1apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Latvian senior team three years ago.

Andris Biedrins
Andris Biedrins
   #7. Former international center Andris Biedrins (213-86, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Golden State Warriors (4-4) in their game against the Denver Nuggets (4-4) in the NBA. Biedrins cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 19 minutes. The Golden State Warriors lost in a double overtime (!!!) 101-107 on the road to the Nuggets. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Biedrins has been at the team for nine years. This season Biedrins' overall stats are: 0.4ppg and 3.4rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.

Juris Umbrasko
Juris Umbrasko
   #8. An experienced swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maris Laksa. But that was another game of his team in Baltic League which we would like to mention. Umbrasko helped his Estonian team BC Rakvere win their game against the fourth-ranked Sakalai (2-3) crushing them 96-73. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. BC Rakvere Tarvas (3-3) is placed second in group C. This season Umbrasko has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.3apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2008.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #9. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (210-88, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA was not able to secure a victory for Sutor Montegranaro (2-5) in their last game. Despite Freimanis' very good performance Sutor Montegranaro lost 80-94 in Reggio Emilia to the higher-ranked (#7) Trenkwalder RE. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Freimanis also added 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. Freimanis has reliable stats this year: 12.4ppg and 3.6rpg in the five games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Edgars Jeromanovs
Edgars Jeromanovs
   #10. Point guard Edgars Jeromanovs (186-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Norrkoping Dolphins win their game against the eighth-ranked LF Basket (4-6) 87-77 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Jeromanovs recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins (7-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. Jeromanovs is ranked third on the list of the best passers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 5.3apg and 1.4spg. Jeromanovs is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) helped Valga win their game against the league outsider Tln Kalev 68-58 in the Estonian KML in Tuesday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Grafs averaged so far 12.0ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Latvian national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international guard Edgars Cunda (195-84, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Raitis Grafs. However that was another game of his team in Estonian KML which brought him to that list. Cunda helped Valga win their game against one of league's weakest teams Hito/Johvi 71-59. He was the top player that evening. Cunda scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cunda is ranked second on the list of the best passers in the league. This season he has very good stats: 12.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 4.8apg and 1.7spg. Cunda used to play for the Latvian U18 national team back in 2002.

   #13. International point guard Kaspars Vecvagars (193-93, currently plays in Baltic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kaspars Cipruss and both played together in the last Baltic League game. Vecvagars helped his Lithuanian team Lietkabelis win their game against the fifth-ranked Jelgava 87-80. He scored 9 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls in 20 minutes. This year Vecvagars' total stats are: 5.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg in the five games. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. International shooting guard Janis Blums (191-82, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Lietuvos rytas in their game against Besiktas in the Euroleague. Blums cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 73-67. Blums has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #15. Former U20 international forward Agnis Cavars (196-86, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against one of league's weakest teams KFUM Jamtland crushing them 95-55 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. He recorded 10 points in only 8 minutes. Cavars has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 1.8rpg in the nine games. Worth to mention Cavars played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Martins Berkis (198-F-85, agency: TSS Management, currently plays in Hungary) led Marso NYKK to a victory over the 11th-ranked Kormend (2-5) 97-80 in the Hungarian A Division last Thursday. He was the top player that evening. Berkis had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 28 minutes. Marso NYKK (3-4) is placed seventh in the A Division. Berkis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.6spg in the seven games he played so far.

   #2. Rihards Sulcs (190-F-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the main contributor in a Bradford Dragons' victory against the league outsider Worthing Thunder (0-4) crushing them 95-67 in the British EBL D1 (second division) on Saturday night. Sulcs was the top player that evening. He scored 34 points (!!!), had 9 boards, passed 5 assists and added 5 steals. Bradford Dragons (3-0) is placed second in the EBL D1. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Sulcs is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best passers (third place). This season he has very high stats. Sulcs averages: 21.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 3.0spg.

   #3. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to a Horsens IC's victory against the league leader SISU (8-0) 81-69 in the Danish Ligaen on Sunday night. Sakne recorded 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Horsens IC (9-3) is placed third in the Ligaen. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Sakne has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in the 11 games.

   #4. Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89, currently plays in Germany) helped Dragons Rhoendorf win their game against the seventh-ranked TV 1862 Langen (3-4) 82-71 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 8 points. Dragons Rhoendorf (7-0) is placed first in Group South. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. Tukiss has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.1rpg.

   #5. Martins Abele (216-C-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Duquesne to beat the Georgetown University. He scored only 4 points. The Duquesne was defeated 61-55 on the road by the Georgetown University. Abele has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 2.1rpg.



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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Amchit 3-0 
 2. Al Riyadi 2-0 
 3. Sagesse 2-0 
 4. Champville 2-1 
 5. Byblos 2-2 
 6. Hoops 2-2 
 7. Antranik 1-2 
 8. Moutahed 1-2 
 9. Anibal 0-3 
 10. Bejjeh 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 15: Byblos - Antranik 94-80
Nov. 15: Anibal - Moutahed 90-105
Nov. 14: Amchit - Hoops 73-65
Nov. 14: Bejjeh - Champville 63-96
Nov. 16: Sagesse - Al Riyadi


Another win for Amchit ( 3-0) - by Asia-Basket Lebanon


Amchit Hoops: 73-65
Round 3 of the Lebanese League started with two games , first one in Amchit joined Amchit to Hoops , Amchit the team that created a big surprise in the previous round by beating the Champion Champville , The game saw the participation of Ersid Lujca from Hoops, The game was very exciting the two teams battled from the first minutes , Hoops was leading the first five minutes 12-9 but Amchit regained the momentum and took the Lead at the half through Austin Johnson and Matt Freije, Ersid Lujca from Hoops was having a great game despite coming from an Injury , the score at the half was 34-32 for the home team. The second half saw scenario continued with a small advantage for the home team who was increasing the lead but Hoops was coming back and reducing the difference , the game saw Amchit securing the win in the last minutes on the score of 73-65. This win is the 3rd consecutive for the new comer Amchit , Hoops who won in the previous round vs Anibal is expected to progress more . For the second consecutive game Amchits Austin Johnson had a big game this time by leading his team in scoring 19points and dishing 4 assists, Matt Freije also had a good game with 19 points, on the other side Ersid Lujca had a big game with 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Q1: 17-16 Q2:34-32 Q3:60-48 Q4:73-65

Bejjeh Champville: 63-96
In another game in Centrale Stadium , Bejjeh welcomed Champville the two teams lost in the previous round , Champville against Amcht and Bejjeh against Antranik , The game saw the champion sending a message to all teams after the loss suffered , they controlled the game from its first minutes and cruised into a big comfortable win on the score of 96-63. Fadi Khatib finished the game as best scorer with 20 points in 30 minutes of action , Coach Ghassan Sarkis ave the chance to all its players to participate in the game , on the other side Bejjehs foreign players again led their team in scoring , Corey Williams finished with 17 points and Harold Jamison with 12.

Q1: 17-27 Q2:26-50 Q3:42-73 Q4:63-96



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Stats Leaders

Liga Americas Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Washam, Dartona La 19.6
2 Lewis, Gregory De 17.3
3 Belchior Silva, Arth 15.8
4 Smith, Joseph Tro 15.3
5 Hornsby, Cor 15.1
6 Harris, Jov 13.4
7 Dos Santos 15.0
8 Gutierrez Jua 13.1
9 Giovannoni 13.0
10 Ribeiro Alex 12.8
Rebounds Per Game
1 Lewis, Gregory De 8.7
2 Gutierrez Lanas, Jua 6.8
3 Giovannoni, Guilherm 6.2
4 Field, Tyler, Thom 5.8
5 Ofoegbu, MEX 5.6
Assists Per Game
1 Dos Santos, Welingto 5.9
2 Ribeiro Garcia, Alex 4.6
3 Konsztadt, Alejandro 4.3
4 Farabello, Daniel, Ed 3.6
5 Pinnock, Danilo, Aug 5.0



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EuroLeague: Cedevita survive double-overtime drama to top Zalgiris - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita - Zalgiris 108:106 (2OT)

Cedevita and Zalgiris went through a double-overtime marathon to decide on the winner in EuroLeague Group C tonight. Cedevita eventually came out winners in Zagreb. Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the hosts to the second win at the tournament. Zalgiris suffered their first defeat and slipped at 5-1 record.
Zalgiris looked the dominant force in this one early in the game. The Kaunas team accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Cedevita turned things around in the next two periods. The hosts denied the deficit and pulled ahead for a 63:60 lead at the third break. Zalgiris erased the distance and Darden put the visitors ahead 82:80 with 46 seconds remaining. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) sank three free throws to ensure an 85:82 lead for the visitors with 9 seconds remaining. But Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) drilled a three-pointer and sent the game into overtime. Jankunas gave Zalgiris a 96:93 lead with 31 seconds to go in the first extra period. Darden followed with a free throw as Zalgiris seemed on the way to their victory 97:93. However Bracey Wright nailed two free throws and then Ilievski dropped a three-point bomb following free throws from Kaukenas to put Cedevita within one 98:99. Marko Popovic hit just one free throw and Mickael Gelabale dunked for a 100:100 tie game at the end of the first overtime. Zalgiris jumped ahead once again early in the second extra period. Bracey Wright and Ilievski gave a decisive lead for Cedevita and the hosts then kept Zalgiris scoreless for more then three minutes to win the battle. Bracey Wright sank 20 points, while Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) fired 18 points for the hosts. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) answered with 24 points for Zalgiris. Marko Popovic had 19 points in the loss.

Cedevita: Mickael Gelabale 23+10 boards, Bracey Wright 20, Predrag Suput 18
Zalgiris: Darjus Lavrinovic 24, Marko Popovic 19



Donatas Motiejunas assigned to Rio Grande Valley Vipers - by Eurobasket News

Rio Grande Valley Vipers brought in 22-year old Lithuanian ex-international power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-101kg-90, agency: Interperformances). He just played at Houston Rockets in the NBA. In only one game this season he recorded 3 points. The last season he also played at Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Polish TBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Motiejunas was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 25 TBL games last year he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the league title and they also played in the supercup final. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and named to 1st Team. Motiejunas also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded 12.5ppg and 7.9rpg. He also played 16 games in VTB United League where he recorded 13.4ppg and 7.5rpg. Motiejunas also spent pre-season at Benetton Treviso in Italian SerieA earlier that year.
Last year he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (20th overall).
Motiejunas was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2009.
He was also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Motiejunas played for Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. He also represented Lithuania at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand three years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 17.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 60.4%, FT: 50.0%.
Motiejunas has played also professionally in Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Baltai and Zalgiris-Sabonio).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Sanaye Petrochimi adds Cukinas to their roster - by Greg

Sanaye Petrochimi Mahshahr (Superleague) added to their roster 29-year old Lithuanian ex-international center Povilas Cukinas (210-103kg-83). He just played at Vendee Challans Basket in French NM1 league. In only one game this season he recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Cukinas has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg and Walter Tigers), Italy (Cantu), Latvia (Barons kvartals) and Lithuania (Zalgiris, LSU-Baltai, Rudupis and Marciulionis BS).



Martynas Pocius selected the top Lithuanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Martynas Pocius
Martynas Pocius
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Martynas Pocius (196-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a Real Madrid's victory against the closely-ranked Gescrap BB (5-2) 98-84 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Pocius recorded 18 points in a mere 18 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Real Madrid (7-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all seven games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Pocius averages: 7.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 3FGP: 62.5%(10-16) and FT: 87.5% in the seven games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Linas Kleiza
Linas Kleiza
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Linas Kleiza (203-85, college: Missouri, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Kleiza could not help the Toronto Raptors (2-6) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the Toronto Raptors were defeated in a triple overtime (!!!) 140-133 on the road by the Utah Jazz. Kleiza scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Kleiza has relatively good stats this year: 10.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 35.3%, 3FGP: 33.3%. He is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Mantas Kalnietis
Mantas Kalnietis
   #3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Russia). Kalnietis led Lokomotiv to an easy victory against the league leader Enisey Krasnoyarsk crushing them 93-64 in the Russian PBL on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and making 11 passes. Kalnietis also added 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lokomotiv Kuban (3-3) is placed second in the PBL. Kalnietis is ranked sixth on the list of the best passers in the league with 3.0apg. This year his other stats are: 6.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3FGP: 23.1% and FT: 14.3% in the five games. Kalnietis is also a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Donatas Zavackas
Donatas Zavackas
   #4. Forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in VTB United League) led his Latvian team VEF Riga to a victory over the leader Zalgiris (4-1) 77-72 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Zavackas scored 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. VEF Riga (3-2) is placed third in group B. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Zavackas' overall stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2000.

Simas Jasaitis
Simas Jasaitis
   #5. International small forward Simas Jasaitis (202-82, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mantas Kalnietis. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup which we would like to mention. Jasaitis contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Trefl Sopot (0-2) crushing them 99-79. He scored 14 points in 28 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lokomotiv Kuban (2-0) is placed second in the Eurocup. It's Jasaitis' first season with the team. This year Jasaitis has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg and 3.5rpg in the two games. He plays currently for the Lithuanian national team.

Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas
   #6. Center Jonas Valanciunas (211-92, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Linas Kleiza. However that was another game of his team in NBA which brought him to that list. Valanciunas contributed to a 2-point Toronto Raptors' victory against the Indiana Pacers (3-6) 74-72. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors have not so impressive 2-6 record this season. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Valanciunas has reliable stats this year: 8.4ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.1apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.

Dainius Salenga
Dainius Salenga
   #7. An experienced former international forward Dainius Salenga (197-77, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to Budivelnyk's victory against the 11th-ranked Mykolaiv (4-8) 79-70 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Sunday night's game. Salenga scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 24 minutes. Budivelnyk Kyiv (10-3) is placed first in the Superleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Salenga's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg in the 13 games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team seven years ago.

Jonas Maciulis
Jonas Maciulis
   #8. Swingman Jonas Maciulis (199-85, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to Panathinaikos' victory against the second-ranked Real Madrid (4-2) 79-68 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. He scored 12 points. Panathinaikos Athens (3-3) is placed fourth in group A. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Maciulis averaged so far 11.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg. He plays currently for the Lithuanian national team.

Egidijus Dimsa
Egidijus Dimsa
   #9. Former University international center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Estonia was not able to help TU/Rock (0-2) in their last game. Despite Dimsa's very good performance the third-placed TU/Rock was edged 70-68 at home by the leading Gaz Metan in the group D of EuroChallenge. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Dimsa also added 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Dimsa's stats this year are: 11.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.5spg in the two games. He used to play for the Lithuanian university national team three years ago.

Michailis Anisimovas
Michailis Anisimovas
   #10. Center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84, currently plays in Eurocup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dainius Salenga. But that was another game of his team in Eurocup we would like to talk about. Anisimovas contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Rudupis (1-1) crushing them 84-57. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Budivelnyk Kyiv (1-1) is placed second in the Eurocup. Anisimovas is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Budivelnyk's roster. Anisimovas' total stats this season are: 9.0ppg and 4.0rpg. He is a former university international player as five years ago he still played for the Lithuanian national team.

   #11. Former U20 international guard Mantas Cesnauskis (191-81, currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to a Stelmet ZG's victory against the closely-ranked Panionios 76-70 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Cesnauskis scored 8 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 25 minutes. This year his total stats are: 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in the two games. Cesnauskis used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team twelve years ago.

   #12. International center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, another player represented by Interperformances, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Donatas Zavackas and both played together in the last VTB United League game. Kavaliauskas helped his Latvian team VEF Riga win their game against the leader Zalgiris 77-72. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Kavaliauskas averaged so far 11.0ppg and 5.8rpg. He is also in the roster of the Lithuanian national team.

   #13. U20 international shooting guard Vytenis Cizauskas (190-92, currently plays in Spain) helped Blancos de Rueda win their n overtime game against the closely-ranked FIATC Joventut 89-84 in the Spanish ACB on Saturday night. Cizauskas recorded 11 points in 25 minutes. He has averaged so far 4.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.2apg in the five games. Cizauskas is also Lithuanian U20 national team player.

   #14. Former U20 international point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88, currently plays in Czech Republic) was the main contributor in a BK Pardubice's victory against the tenth-ranked Levharti Chomutov 80-76 in the Czech Republic NBL last Tuesday. He was the best player in that game. Zabas scored 21 points in 23 minutes. Zabas is currently third on the list of top scorers with 18.4ppg. This year he also averages: 3.0rpg and 2.8apg in the eight games. Zabas used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2008.

   #15. Former international power forward Tautvydas Lydeka (208-83, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help Krasnie Krilya Samara in a victory against the seventh-ranked BC Donetsk 64-59 in the VTB United League in Saturday night's game. He scored only 4 points in 15 minutes. Lydeka has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 2.8rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, college: Michigan, currently plays in Belgium) led Okapi Aalstar to an easy victory against the league outsider VOO Verviers-Pepinster (1-5) crushing them 89-63 in the Belgian Ethias League last Saturday. Young scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Generali Okapi Aalstar (5-1) is placed first in the Ethias League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Young is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). His total stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2bpg. Young is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Lithuania.

   #2. Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Germany) led Telekom Baskets to a victory against the league leader ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) 107-103 in the German BBL on Saturday night. Veikalas scored 16 points in 31 minutes. Telekom Baskets Bonn (4-3) is placed ninth in the BBL. This year Veikalas' total stats are: 8.1ppg and 2.0rpg in the seven games he played so far.

   #3. Arturas Masiulis (210-C-80, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Worcester Wolves to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Cheshire Jets (2-6) 97-84 in the British BBL in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Masiulis recorded 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Worcester Wolves (6-5) is placed fourth in the BBL. Masiulis averaged so far 11.9ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.6apg.

   #4. Gabas Maldunas (203-F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Dartmouth's victory against the University of Maine 67-54 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored 25 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The Dartmouth College has conference record this season. Maldunas has averaged so far, 3.0rpg and 2.8apg.

   #5. Zygimantas Jonusas (200-F-82, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Juvecaserta's victory against the sixth-ranked SAIE3 BO (4-3) 65-56 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Jonusas recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes. JuveCaserta (3-4) is placed 11th in the SerieA. Jonusas has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg in the six games.

   #6. Mantas Griskenas (200-F-85, college: Wichita St., currently plays in Romania) was the major contributor in a CSU Sibiu's victory against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc 77-68 in the Romanian Division A in Saturday night's game. He recorded 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Griskenas averaged so far 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1apg.

   #7. Nik Stauskas (198-G-93, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland State University crushing them 77-47 in the NCAA last Tuesday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 27 minutes. Stauskas averaged so far 13.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1apg in the seven games. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Lithuanian. Despite Stauskas' Lithuanian passport, he currently plays for the Canadian U19 national team and is not eligible to play for the Lithuanian team.

   #8. Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Horsholm 97-78 in the Danish Ligaen in Saturday night's game. Brasas recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Brasas has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 4.6rpg.

   #9. Gintaras Leonavicius (194-G-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) could not help Leche Rio Breogan to beat Meridiano Alicante. He scored 9 points and added 3 passes in 26 minutes. His team lost 73-80. Leonavicius is currently fourth on the list of best blockers with 1.2bpg. This year he also averages: 8.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg in the six games.

   #10. Donatas Visockis (208-C-86, college: Portland St., currently plays in Cyprus) managed to help Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia to win against the closely-ranked Etha 94-90 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A on Saturday night. Visockis scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. He has averaged so far 3.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.3apg.



EuroLeague: CSKA Moscow eke out Lietuvos Rytas at Siemens Arena - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius-CSKA Moscow 62:71

CSKA Moscow eke out Lietuvos Rytas at Siemens Arena in the start of the Round 6 in EuroLegaue. The Russian team improved to 5-1 record after 72:61 victory. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius meanwhile feel at 1-5 record in Group D.
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius started with 16-14 and also scored 16 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to seal the win in the first half as the guests replied with 19 points and led 1 point at the halftime. Moreover the second half belonged to the Russian Champion. CSKA won the third period 20-14 and finished the game with 18-16.
Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up with 19 points and Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) delivered 13. Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) poured in 11, while Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) added 7. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) ended up with 17 points and Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83, college: Chattanooga) brought 13. Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) notched 11, whilst Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) tossed in 8.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: Leon Radosevic 17, Mindaugas Katelynas 13, Renaldas Seibutis 11, Steponas Babrauskas 8
CSKA Moscow: Sonny Weems 19, Milos Teodosic 13, Sasha Kaun 11, Viktor Khryapa 7



Pieno Zvaigzdes tastes another victories - by Eurobasket News

Pieno Zvaigzdes tastes another victories in Baltic league and improved to 5-0 record. The team needed two victories over the Estonian sides to continue their winning streak.
Parnu was beaten by Pieno Zvaigzdes 68:72. The best player for the winners was TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) who scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Yancy Gates (206-F-89, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 16 points. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Augustas Peciukevicius added 14 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Estonian Kalev/Cramo in Tallinn on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by Lithuanian Pieno Zvaigzdes 79:73. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 6 points. Yancy Gates orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. TreVon Hughes contributed with 17 points for the winners. Frank Elegar (208-C-86, college: Drexel) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and Keith McLeod (190-PG-79, college: Bowling Green) added 14 points in the effort for Kalev/Cramo.
Nevezis meanwhile overcame Barons kvartals 86:64 and Lietkabelis edged Jelgava 87:80.



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  MALTA   

Standings

Powerade League Standings
 1. Athleta 1-0 
 2. Siggiewi 1-0 
 3. Bupa 1-0 
 4. Depiro 0-1 
 5. Floriana 0-1 
 6. Loyola 0-1 


Powerade League Stats Leaders

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Shackleford,Lux 26.7
2 Thomas,Flo 26.3
3 Morgan,Dep 26.0
4 Todorovic,Ath 21.0
5 Matijevic,Sig 20.8
6 Vasovic,Lux 20.7
7 D.Schembri, Flor 20.5
8 K.Evans,Loy 16.0
9 C.Summut,Flo 15.8
10 Said,Ath 14.5
Rebounds Per Game
1 D.Schembri, Flo 17.0
2 Shackleford,Lux 17.0
3 Evans,Loy 14.0
4Thomas,Flo 13.0
5 Meier,Sig 12.3
6 Matijevic,Sig 11.5
7 Morgan,Dep 8.8
8 Todorovic,Ath 8.5
9 Vella,Dep 7.8
10 Bonnici,Lux 7.3

Assists Per Game
1 C.Summut,Flo 5.0
2 Morgan,Dep 4.5
3 Vella,Dep 4.3
4 Sackleford,Lux 4.0
5 Shoults,Sig 3.3
6 D.Schembri,Flo 3.0
7 S.Summut,Flo 2.8
8 Said,Ath 2.5
9 Camilleri,Sig 2.5
9 Baldacchino,Ath 2.3

Steals Per Game
1 Zammit,Loy 4.3
2 Vella,Dep 3.5
3 Morgan,Dep 3.0
4 Shoults,Sig 2.5
5 Begeja,Ath 2.3
6 Said,Ath 2.3
7 Shackleford,Lux 2.3
8 Baldacchino,Ath 2.0
9 Meier,Sig 2.0
10 Borg,Sig 2.0
Blocks Per Game
1 Meier,Sig 2.7
2 Matijevic,Sig 1.0
3 Zammit,Loy .7
4 Shackleford,Lux .7
5 Ross,Sig .5
6 Agius,Sig .5
7 Schembri,Flo .5
8 Thomas,Flo .3
9 Axiqa,Loy .3
10 Aquilina,Dep .3



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  MEXICO   

Standings - LNBP

LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Xalapa 21-2 
 2. Soles 19-4 
 3. Halc.Rojos 18-5 
 4. Toros 17-5 
 5. Pioneros 16-7 
 6. Panteras 15-8 
 7. Abejas 12-11 
 8. Huracanes 11-9 
 9. Fuerza Regia 11-10 
 10. Barreteros 11-12 
 11. Corr.Victoria 8-14 
 12. Guerreros 7-16 
 13. Lechugueros 6-17 
 14. Gansos 4-20 
 15. Osos 3-20 
 16. Gigantes 2-21 

Regular Season: Round 23

Nov. 15: Guerreros - Halc.Xalapa 94-105
Nov. 15: Osos - Panteras 91-94
Nov. 15: Soles - Lechugueros 86-59
Nov. 15: Pioneros - Abejas 81-73
Nov. 15: Gansos - Halc.Rojos 75-108
Nov. 15: Gigantes - Barreteros 70-98
Nov. 16: Toros - Huracanes
Nov. 16: Fuerza Regia - Corr.Victoria


Imports edge Mexican players in LNBP All-Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Mexican All-Stars - Import All-Stars 101:108

LNBP All-Star Game was held in Tampico. The Import All-Stars clinched an exciting victory at the end. Rodney Alexander (201-F-87, college: Oklahoma City) knocked down 19 points to lead the effort. LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) added 17 points and was named All-Star Game MVP.
Imports selection started strong. They jumped to a 32:26 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Imports enjoyed a 63:54 halftime lead. They kept the Mexican selection at distance throughout the third quarter. The Import All-Stars entered the final period up by 12 points 85:73. Mexican players narrowed the gap midway through the final stanza but Imports stepped on the gas in the final moments and sealed the winning outcome. Jason Horton (188-G-86, college: Missouri) and Eugene Phelps (198-F, college: Long Beach St.) netted 16 points each for the winners. Lorenzo Mata (205-C-86) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Mexican All-Stars. Noe Alonzo (200-F-83, college: Grand Canyon) had 15 points in the loss.

Mexican All-Stars: Lorenzo Mata 18, Noe Alonzo 15, Roman Martinez 14
Import All-Stars: Rodney Alexander 19, LeRoy Hickerson 17, Jason Horton 16, Eugene Phelps 16



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Balkan League Weekly Awards: Teodo got 5 players on Top 10 list! - by Darko Pekic

After the first month of Balkan league new season the newcomer from Montenegro, Teodo Tivat, is the most pleasent surprise in the League with 3-0 record. The ambitious club from Southern Montenegro won its first three home games against OKK Beograd, Kozuv and Kavala and today they broke another record. According to eurobasket.com and its calculations, in the last Round of Balkan League Teodo had five players on Top 10 list. The MVP is Kumanovo's Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) who had and extraordinary performance against Levski Sophia (29 points, 7 rebounds), but he is followed by two Teodo's players: Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) (18 pts , 8 rebounds and 3 assists) and Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) (17 points and 8 rebounds).7th on the list is Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) with 21 points and 2 rebounds while 9th position holds Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) (14 pts, 5 assists and 4 rebounds). Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) is the last player on the Top 10 list with 16 points and 3 rebounds.

The complete list and analysis can be found here: http://www.eurobasket.com/Balkan-League/basketball.asp?NewsID=295486



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. New York K. 6-0 
 2. Brooklyn N. 5-2 
 3. Boston C. 5-4 
 4. Philadelph.76 4-4 
 5. Toronto R. 2-6 
Central Div.
 1. Milwaukee B. 5-2 
 2. Chicago B. 5-3 
 3. Indiana P. 3-6 
 4. Cleveland C. 2-6 
 5. Detroit P. 1-8 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 7-3 
 2. Charlotte B. 4-3 
 3. Atlanta H. 3-4 
 4. Orlando M. 2-5 
 5. Washington W. 0-7 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 6-3 
 2. Minnesota T. 5-3 
 3. Denver N. 4-5 
 4. Utah Jazz 4-5 
 5. Portland TB 3-5 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Clippers 6-2 
 2. Golden St.W. 4-4 
 3. Phoenix Suns 4-5 
 4. LA Lakers 3-5 
 5. Sacramento K. 2-6 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 7-2 
 2. Memphis G. 6-1 
 3. Dallas M. 5-4 
 4. Houston R. 4-4 
 5. N.Orleans H. 3-3 

Regular Season: Round 17

Nov. 15: Denver N. - Miami Heat 93-98
Nov. 15: Brooklyn N. - Boston C. 102-97
Nov. 15: San Antonio S. - New York K. 100-104

Regular Season: Round 18

Nov. 16: Philadelph.76 - Utah Jazz
Nov. 16: Detroit P. - Orlando M.
Nov. 16: Indiana P. - Dallas M.
Nov. 16: N.Orleans H. - Oklah.City T.
Nov. 16: Minnesota T. - Golden St.W.
Nov. 16: Memphis G. - New York K.
Nov. 16: Sacramento K. - Atlanta H.
Nov. 16: Portland TB - Houston R.
Nov. 16: LA Lakers - Phoenix Suns


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-SG-78)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers26.4 
 2. Harden, Houston R.26.4 
 3. James, Miami Heat24.8 
 4. Irving, Cleveland24.3 
 5. Durant, Oklah.Ci.24.2 
 6. Anthony, New Y.23.8 
 7. Mayo, Dallas M.21.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..20.7 
 9. Gay, Memphis G.20.7 
 10. Crawford, LA Clip.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zach RANDOLPH
  Memph.
  (206-C-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Randolph, Memph.14.0 
 2. Varejao, Clevelan.13.7 
 3. Asik, Houston R.12.9 
 4. Hickson, Portland.11.9 
 5. Faried, Denver N.11.8 
 6. Jefferson, Utah J.11.8 
 7. Howard, LA Lakers11.1 
 8. Gortat, Phoenix10.4 
 9. Durant, Oklah.Ci.10.3 
 10. Duncan, San A.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.12.5 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers10.3 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.8.8 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.8 
 5. Parker, San A.8.1 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..8.1 
 7. Jennings, Milwauke.7.9 
 8. Lawson, Denver N.7.8 
 9. Williams, Brooklyn7.7 
 10. Dragic, Phoenix7.2 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JENNINGS
  Milwauke.
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Jennings, Milwauke.3.1 
 2. Walker, Charlott.2.9 
 3. Lin, Houston R.2.5 
 4. Batum, Portland TB2.5 
 5. Ariza, Washingt.2.3 
 6. Paul, LA Clippers2.3 
 7. Kidd, New York K.2.2 
 8. Lawson, Denver N.2.1 
 9. Rondo, Boston C.2.1 
 10. Curry, Golden S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.7 
 2. Gortat, Phoenix3.3 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.7 
 4. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.5 
 6. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.4 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.3 
 8. Sanders, Milwauke.2.3 
 9. Okafor, Washingt.2.3 
 10. Favors, Utah Jazz2.2 


Josh Howard is a newcomer at The Timberwolves - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old forward Josh Howard (198-95kg-80, college: Wake Forest). He played last season at Utah Jazz. In 47 NBA games last year he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg.
The previous (10-11) season Howard played at the Wizards. In 18 NBA games he averaged 8.4ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Dallas Mavericks in first round (29th overall). The former Wake Forest University standout is in his tenth season in pro basketball.
He was selected to NBA All-Star Game All-Sophmores Team back in 2005.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Knicks edge Spurs to remain undefeated - by Eurobasket News

Denver N. - Miami Heat 93-98
LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) had 27 points and 12 assists, and the short-handed Miami Heat ended a decade-long drought in Denver with a 98-93 win over the Nuggets on Thursday night. Shane Battier (6'8''-F-78, college: Duke) added 18 points - all on 3-pointers - in the Heat's first win at Denver since Jan. 29, 2002, a streak of 10 straight losses. Every other NBA team has won at the Pepsi Center during that span. The Heat nearly blew a 19-point second-half lead but held on despite being without Dwyane Wade (foot) and Mario Chalmers, who went to the bench after just 7 minutes with a strained right triceps. Andre Miller (6'2''-PG-76, college: Utah) had 19 points and Kenneth Faried (6'8''-F-89, college: Morehead St.) led the Nuggets with 16 points and a career-high 20 rebounds. Ty Lawson, who is averaging 13.5 points, didn't score. Lawson would have given Denver its first lead of the night with 5:35 remaining, but his basket was waived off when he was whistled for an offensive foul for running over Battier. Coming off a loss to the Clippers 24 hours earlier, the Heat looked primed for a letdown at altitude but instead never trailed in beating Denver for the second time in two weeks. Ray Allen, who had the go-ahead four-point play with 6.7 seconds left in a 119-116 win over Denver in Miami on Nov. 3, sank a 3-pointer just before halftime that gave the Heat a 54-42 lead at the break after committing just two turnovers. The Heat went up 70-51 on back-to-back 3s by Mike Miller and Battier and still led 79-66 heading into the fourth quarter. The Nuggets cut the Heat's lead to one point on a couple of occasions - but kept blowing chances to go ahead. JaVale McGee had 18 points, including a hook shot after getting the inbounds with just 0.4 seconds left on the shot clock that made it 79-74, and the Nuggets chipped away until Andre Miller's three-point play pulled Denver to 85-84. That's when Lawson had a breakaway and as the crowd cheered what it thought was Denver's first lead of the night, his foul negated the bucket and James scored at the other end. After missing two free throws, Faried made two, pulling Denver to 92-89. Andre Iguodala's two foul shots at 1:37 made it a one-point game again. Allen missed a 3, but Danilo Gallinari rushed a long-range 3-pointer with about 15 seconds left on the shot clock that missed the basket by several feet. Norris Cole made the Nuggets pay with a 3-pointer at the other end for a 95-91 lead with under a minute left. Gallinari then mistakenly let the ball go out of bounds at midcourt, giving possession back to Miami, and James sank two free throws with 23 seconds left to ice it. Wade was held out because of a sprained left foot a night after scoring just six points - well below his 18.4-point average - in Miami's 107-100 loss to the Clippers. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the move was cautionary, emphasizing, "It's not anything major. He has a bunch of little, minor, nagging injuries, so we'll continue to take it day by day." Courtesy of: daytondailynews.com

San Antonio S. - New York K. 100-104
Raymond Felton (6'1''-PG-84, college: N.Carolina) scored 25 points and the New York Knicks stayed undefeated by rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 104-100, on Thursday night. J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) added 17 points, Jason Kidd had 14 and Tyson Chandler 13 for the Knicks (6-0), who closed on a 22-11 run to remain the NBA's lone unbeaten team. Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) led San Antonio (7-2) with 19 points and 12 assists. Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) added 16 points and Tim Duncan had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Smith and Kidd hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Knicks a 100-95 lead with a minute left. San Antonio missed seven of its last nine shots and had two turnovers in the final 2 minutes. The Spurs had won 18 of 19 regular-season games against New York. The late defensive push offset an uncharacteristic start by the Knicks. After holding their first five opponents to 87.8 points per game, the Knicks allowed the Spurs to set a quick tone when Danny Green opened with consecutive backdoor layups off assists from Parker and Duncan. The Knicks kept pace behind Felton, who had nine points and two assists in the opening period while shooting 3 for 5 from the field. Felton's first 3-pointer gave the Knicks a 29-24 lead with 2 minutes left in the first period. Steve Novak and Rasheed Wallace hit back-to-back 3s to extend New York's lead to 45-38 with 7:21 left in the first half. New York opened 6 for 7 on 3s. DeJuan Blair smiled at Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and gave him a double fist bump before taking the court for his first start of the season. The move paid off. Blair had two points and an assist while denying Carmelo Anthony the ball defensively and hounding the Knicks All-Star into missing his only attempt in the opening 8 minutes. Anthony appeared frustrated by the lack of touches, shaking his head and laughing when the Knicks rotated the ball away from him late in the second quarter. Anthony got aggressive after that possession, taking four shots in the final 3 minutes of the first half. He was blocked twice by Duncan under the basket. The first block resulted in Anthony's own follow-up basket and the second led to a 3-pointer by Green with 0.8 of a second that gave the Spurs a 57-55 lead at halftime. NOTES: Including the playoffs, San Antonio has won 23 of 26 games at home. ... Duncan had his 736th career double-double, extending his lead among active players. Courtesy of: msn.foxsports.com

Brooklyn N. - Boston C. 102-97
Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas) had 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Boston Celtics fell to the Brooklyn Nets, 102-97, in their first meeting at the Barclays Center on Thursday night in Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn opened up the half scoring at will and moving the ball effectively, while taking a 13-point lead. With the game slipping away, Boston used a 16-2 run to get back into the game led by their captain, Pierce. The veteran forward had 11 in the the third as the Celtics took their first lead of the night, 73-71, with just under four minutes remaining in the quarter. Despite their defensive anchor, Kevin Garnett, resting throughout the end of the third, Boston finished off a 20-2 run to close the quarter, leading 79-74. Brooklyn would use a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter to take a two-point lead with just over three minutes to go in the game thanks to a Joe Johnson bucket. Jeff Green made a huge play on the defensive end, forcing a travel with Boston down four, only to come back and hit a monster trey with under a minute remaining to cut the lead to one. The Nets would hit free throws at the other end, taking a three-point lead with 43 seconds remaining. Pierce had a shot to cut the deficit to one, but missed both attempts at the charity stripe, allowing the Nets to notch free throws at the other end and close out the night. Without Rajon Rondo out due to a sprained right ankle, the Celtics used a combination of Leandro Barbosa (6'3''-PG-82), Courtney Lee, Jason Terry and Green to replace the ball-handler. Leandro Barbosa got a majority of the minutes for Boston as a starting point guard, while Lee had a breakout game of sort, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine boards off the bench. In eight games this season, Rondo is averaging a Total Point Guard Rating of 32.2. In his place, Leandro Barbosa, who saw the most minutes of any Boston player at point guard, checked in with a 17.51 rating for the night. Leandro Barbosa was solid on the offensive end, registering 17 points, two assists, two rebounds and two steals, but was mediocre on the defensive end of the floor and struggled throughout the first half against Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois). As a team, the Celtics had 17 assists on the night. By himself, Rondo has 10 or more assists consecutively over the past 32 games. Boston hit 46 percent of their shots from the field, while Brooklyn connected on 42 percent of their attempts. Brook Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) and Deron Williams led the Nets with 24 points each and Kris Humphries had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Boston will have a chance to get another win on the year when they match up with the Toronto Raptors Saturday from the TD Garden at 12:30 pm ET. Courtesy of: boston.sbnation.com



The Wizards released Jannero Pargo - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards released 33-year old point guard Jannero Pargo (187-84kg-79, college: Arkansas, agency: Priority Sports). In 7 NBA games he played this season he had 3.0ppg and 2.0apg.
Pargo has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2002 Dodge City Legend selected him in fifth round (41st overall) in the USBL draft.
The former University of Arkansas standoutis in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Pargos team won Greek League Regular Season in 2009.
He was selected to Greek League All-Star Game back in 2009.
Pargo has played also professionally in Russia (Dynamo Moscow), other NBA teams (New Orleans Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors) and Greece (Olympiacos).

By Eurobasket Data Center



New York 104, San Antonio 100 - by Milord Nikolic

Raymond Felton scored a season-high 25 points to go with seven assists and Jason Kidd hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as visiting New York rallied to snap a nine-game losing streak at San Antonio and remain the NBA's only undefeated team. San Antonio (7-2) led 89-77 with seven minutes left and still had a 93-87 advantage with 4:28 to go before New York took control with a 15-2 run. J.R. Smith's 3-pointer put the Knicks ahead 97-95 with 1:47 left, and Kidd hit a 3 on the next possession to make it a five-point lead. Kidd scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter. The Knicks (6-0) won in spite of a rough night for star Carmelo Anthony, who entered the day averaging a league-best 26.8 points but was limited to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting. The bench picked up the slack with 34 points led by Smith with 17 and Rasheed Wallace with 10. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Spurs, who had a chance to lay claim to the league's best record. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 19 points and 12 assists, and Tim Duncan had 14 points and 14 rebounds for his 736th career double-double, the most among active players.


Rajon Rondo missed the game against the Nets with sprained ankle - by Eurobasket

Rajon Rondo (185-84kg-86, college: Kentucky) of Boston Celtics had to miss the last game against Nets due to sprained ankle.
In 8 NBA games (12-13 season) he averaged 14.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 12.5apg and 2.1spg this season.
In 2006 he was drafted by Phoenix Suns in first round (21st overall). Rondo attended University of Kentucky and it may be his seventh season in pro basketball. He won NBA Atlantic Division championship title for five years in a row (between 2008 and 2012).
Rondo received NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team award in 2009 and 2012. He represented USA at the World Championships U21 in Argentina seven years ago.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Livingston comes back to The Wizards - by Eurobasket News

Washington Wizards added to their roster 27-year old guard Shaun Livingston (201-85kg-85). Its actually his comeback to the Wizards as he played here before. Livingston already started the season at Houston Rockets. The last season he also played at the Bucks. In 57 NBA games last year he recorded 5.6ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.1apg.
The previous (10-11) season Livingston played at the Bobcats. In 73 NBA games he averaged 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.2apg.
In 2004 he was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers as #4 pick overall. Livingston has never attended the college and entered pro basketball just after his high school.
Livingston was selected to McDonalds All-American All-Star Game back in 2004.
He has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Miami Heat, LA Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Tulsa 66ers).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nbatransactions)



The Timberwolves released Conroy - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves released 30-year old point guard William Conroy (187-88kg-82, college: Washington). But in four NBA games he played this season he had just 0.3ppg.
The last season Conroy played at Rio Grande Valley Vipers. In 23 D-League games last year he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 9.0apg and 1.3spg.
The most of last season he spent at Oyak Renault in Turkish D3. In 16 games he recorded 12.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.9apg and 1.3spg. Conroy also spent pre-season at Liaoning Hunters in Chinese CBA that year.
He has never been drafted by the NBA.
Conroy won D-League Southwest Division championship title in 2010.
He was also voted USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team in 2009 and 2010.
Conroy has played also professionally in Italy (SAIE3 Bologna), other NBA teams (Houston Rockets and LA Clippers) and other D-League teams (New Mexico Thunderbirds and Tulsa 66ers).
He attended University of Washington until 2005 and it is his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @HoopsHype)



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  NBLCANADA   

NBLC Standings

NBL Canada Standings
 1. London L. 3-0 
 2. Summerside S. 3-0 
 3. Oshawa P. 2-2 
 4. Halifax R. 2-3 
 5. Moncton M. 2-3 
 6. St.John M.R. 2-3 
 7. Windsor Exp. 1-2 
 8. Montreal J. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 15: Oshawa P. - London L. 115-153
Nov. 14: Moncton M. - St.John M.R. 106-109 2OT
Nov. 16: Windsor Exp. - Summerside S.


Rainmen guard Smith out indefinitely - by Eurobasket News

Eddie Smith (6'2''-G-83, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC, college: Ill.-Springfield) is gone. For how long, the Halifax Rainmen have no idea. Lost in the shuffle of head coach Cliff Levingstons surprise dismissal on Tuesday, the Rainmen placed Smith on the injured reserve list and signed former Premier Basketball League MVP Quinnel Brown (6'6''-F-83, college: Auburn) to take his spot on the roster. Smith was flown back to London, Ont., where he played last season, to have a doctor there examine his troublesome right knee. Andre Levingston, the Rainmen president and CEO, said he doesnt know when or even if the all-star guard will return. It could be a couple weeks, it could be the season, we really dont know, Levingston said Wednesday. When he plays on his knee, it just blows up, so he needs to go find what the problem really is. The 29-year-old, acquired with considerable fanfare during training camp, scored 27 points and logged 43 minutes in the Rainmen's season-opening loss to Windsor. But he netted only nine points in 27 minutes of action the following night against London and hasnt played since, missing three straight games. Smith has already had the knee drained of fluid twice this season and, Levingston said, told the Rainmen boss hed had the same procedure performed on two occasions last year. He hasnt been healthy for a while, Levingston said. Before he left London, they had told me that he had got his knee scoped. He did tell me that he was healthy when he arrived here, but a week later we had to take him to the doctor to get his knee drained. Brown, a six-foot-six small forward, was the PBLs MVP in 2010-11, when he averaged 21.2 points per game with the Quebec Kebs. He returned to the Kebs for seven games late last season in the National Basketball League of Canada but his effectiveness was limited by a hand injury. Brown was to arrive in Halifax on Wednesday night and Levingston said hell be in the lineup when the Rainmen host the Moncton Miracles on Saturday afternoon. Assistant coach Colter Simmonds will guide the club through that game, though Levingston said he hoped to be able to announce the hiring of a new head coach before the weekend. The Rainmen, who broke camp with a young roster and only two returning players, have struggled to a 2-3 record while shooting only 38.5 per cent from the field, sixth in the eight-team loop. They were last in the NBL in turnover margin, committing 5.8 more giveaways per game than their opponent. Levingston cited philosophical differences and the teams disappointing performance when he announced Tuesday he was firing his first cousin, a veteran of 912 NBA contests, after only five games at the helm of the Rainmen.
Courtesy of: thechronicleherald.ca



London Lightning inks Osvaldo Jeanty - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning agreed terms with 28-year old Canadian ex-international guard Osvaldo Jeanty (183-84). He is a dual citizen owning also Haitian passport. Jeanty has played for the last two seasons at BBC Bayreuth in German BBL league. In 31 games last year he had 11.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.2apg.
His team won German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season in 2008.
Jeanty was also voted Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team back in 2008. He represented Canada at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) five years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 1.0ppg.
Jeanty has played also professionally in Romania (Gaz Metan), Germany (LTi 46ers and Noerdlingen) and Canada (Ravens).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Butts starts his pro career at Moncton Miracles - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles agreed terms with American center Isaac Butts (208-134kg, agency: Pro One Sports). Butts just graduated from Appalachian State University (NCAA). In 28 games last season he had 7.6ppg and 6.6rpg.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Butts team won Southern Conference North Division Regular Season in 2008 and 2010.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Moncton Miracles waived David Tairu - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles waived 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) guard David Tairu (191-82kg-86, college: Texas Tech, agency: Pro One Sports). In three NBL Canada games he played this season he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
The last season Tairu played at KR Reykjavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 7 games last year he averaged impressive 21.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (2011) summer he played at Dubai in Eurobasket S.League. In three ESL games he averaged impressive 23.0ppg, 8.7rpg and 4.0apg.
Tairu won NJCAA D1 championship title in 2008.
He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2011 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Coach Rob Spon takes over Halifax Rainmen - by Eurobasket News

Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada) hired 49-year old American coach Rob Spon as the teams new head coach. He coached last season at Kebs de Laval (NBL Canada). His team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals.
Spon was voted 2011 PBL Coach of the Year in 2011.
He has coached previously professionally in USA and CBA (Saskatchewan Hawks).

By Eurobasket Data Center



London Lightning defeat Oshawa Power 153-115 in offensive explosion - by Eurobasket News

The London Lightning had their biggest offensive output in their existence Thursday night in a 153-115 defeat of the Power in Oshawa. The defending NBL champions came out and built an 80-51 first-half lead, the most points theyve scored in a half. They controlled the game from that point on to run their National Basketball League of Canada record to 3-0. We didnt take the foot off the gas, Lightning coach Micheal Ray Richardson said. Why would we? We want to be better than we were last year. We want to keep winning because we want home floor for the playoffs and that starts now. DeAnthony Bowden (6'1''-PG-80, college: Creighton) had a huge night for the Lightning. He scored 32 points and was six-of-10 from three-point range while dishing out eight assists. Jeremy Williams (6'7''-SF-87, college: UTEP) hit for 23 while Tim Ellis (6'4''-G-81, college: Kansas St.) had 20, Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) 19 and Rodney Buford 15. Former Power player Morgan Lewis had 13 points but also had eight assists. Ellis also had a big night overall pulling down 10 rebounds and going nine-for-11 from the floor. William "Bo" Harris (6'7''-F-87, college: Miami Dade CC) topped the Power with 26. We have a lot of depth, more depth than we had last year, Richardson said. We go 12 deep and that gives us a big advantage. The Lightning shot almost 70% from the floor and 54% from three-point range. Im happy. I really happy with the way we played, Richardson said. But its only one game. Our goal is to keep getting better and better. We want to get better every game. We play like this one game. We want to play better the next game. Before the game, the Lightning released Josh Whyte, one of their Canadian players. Its to make room for Osvaldo Jeanty, who is expected to join the team once the league and FIBA clears his contract. The Lightning hope to have him in the lineup for their next game, Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Budweiser Gardens against the Montreal Jazz. Thats the night the Lightning will wear and auction off purple jerseys as part of the Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign. The Lighting are asking everyone attending to wear purple. After the Jazz game, the Lightning will lose Richardson for several days. He will leave Monday to go to Colorado to attend the funeral for his mother, who passed away Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer. She was 80.
Courtesy of: lfpress.com



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  NCAA1   

Top 25 - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 13: UMKC - Lincoln, MO 99-64
Nov. 13: Elon - Bridgewater 95-51
Nov. 13: San Diego St. - San Diego Chr. 91-57
Nov. 13: Missouri - Alcorn St. 91-54
Nov. 13: Prairie View A&M - Arlington Baptist 91-38
Nov. 13: Mississippi - Co.Carolina 90-72
Nov. 13: Furman - S.Wesleyan 90-71
Nov. 13: Boise St. - Oakland 88-80
Nov. 13: Stetson - Florida A&M 88-66
Nov. 13: Belmont - Maryville, MO 88-49
Nov. 13: E.Carolina - Methodist 87-51
Nov. 13: Kansas St. - Al.-Huntsville 87-26
Nov. 13: Niagara - St.Francis, PA 86-69
Nov. 13: Texas St. - Texas Tyler 86-66
Nov. 13: Cent.Florida - Alabama St. 85-56
Nov. 13: W.Michigan - Marygrove 85-40
Nov. 13: Sam Houston St. - Hardin-Simmons 82-31
Nov. 13: Chicago St. - Concordia, IL 81-65
Nov. 13: UCLA - Cal-Irvine 80-79 OT
Nov. 13: IUPUI - Bowling Green 80-66
Nov. 13: BYU - Georgia St. 80-62
Nov. 13: Miami, OH - Grambling St. 80-54
Nov. 13: California - Pepperdine 79-62
Nov. 13: Northwestern - Texas Southern 79-49
Nov. 13: S.Dakota St. - Tennessee St. 78-71
Nov. 13: Mississippi St. - Florida Atlantic 78-58
Nov. 13: Pittsburgh - Lehigh 78-53
Nov. 13: Jacksonville - Trinity Bapt. 78-48
Nov. 13: St.John's - Detroit Mercy 77-74
Nov. 13: Michigan - Cleveland St. 77-47
Nov. 13: Arkansas St. - Ark.-Monticello 76-47
Nov. 13: NJIT - E.Nazarene 76-43
Nov. 13: San Jose St. - Houston 75-77
Nov. 13: N.Texas - Lamar 74-59
Nov. 13: Robert Morris - Fordham 74-58
Nov. 13: W.Kentucky - Austin Peay St. 74-54
Nov. 13: Columbia - Haverford 74-40
Nov. 13: USF - CS East Bay 73-58
Nov. 13: IPFW - Rochester, MI 73-56
Nov. 13: LSU - McNeese St. 73-48
Nov. 13: Mt.St.Mary's - Hartford 70-63
Nov. 13: Valparaiso - N.Illinois 69-46
Nov. 13: Kentucky - Duke 68-75
Nov. 13: Massachusetts - Harvard 67-64
Nov. 13: Connecticut - Vermont 67-49
Nov. 13: Kent St. - Temple 66-80
Nov. 13: Princeton - Northeastern 66-67
Nov. 13: Indiana St. - Winthrop 66-55
Nov. 13: Charlotte - Georgia South 66-53
Nov. 13: Tulane - Beth.-Cookman 65-55
Nov. 13: Appalachian St. - High Point 64-86
Nov. 13: Kansas - Michigan St. 64-67
Nov. 13: Marquette - SE Louisiana 64-53
Nov. 13: Florida Gulf Coast - Miami, FL 63-51
Nov. 13: Washington - Albany 62-63
Nov. 13: Xavier - Butler 62-47
Nov. 13: USC - Long Beach St. 62-44
Nov. 13: Bucknell - George Mason 61-56
Nov. 13: Dartmouth - New Hampshire 58-72
Nov. 13: Savannah St. - Middle Tenn.St. 55-58
Nov. 13: Pennsylvania - Fairfield 53-62
Nov. 13: Virginia - Delaware 53-59
Nov. 13: VCU - Wichita St. 51-53
Nov. 13: Rider - Stony Brook 46-54
Nov. 13: E.Illinois - Wright St. 44-56
Nov. 13: VMI - Cent.Penn 116-81
Nov. 13: Cent.Arkansas - Hendrix 108-65
Nov. 13: Cincinnati - Miss.Valley St. 102-60
Nov. 13: Richmond - NC-Wilmington 101-58

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 16: Boston Coll. - Colorado
Nov. 16: TBA - TBA
Nov. 16: Tulane - Nebraska-Omaha
Nov. 16: George Mason - Mercer
Nov. 16: TBA - TBA
Nov. 16: S.Dakota - N.C.Central
Nov. 16: N.Mexico - Ill.-Chicago
Nov. 16: Army - Binghamton
Nov. 16: IPFW - UTPA
Nov. 16: District of Col. - Marshall
Nov. 16: TBA - TBA
Nov. 16: Buffalo - W.Illinois
Nov. 16: Massachusetts - Penn St.
Nov. 16: W.Michigan - Loyola, IL
Nov. 16: Auburn - Charleston
Nov. 16: E.Kentucky - Kennesaw St.
Nov. 16: Connecticut - Wake Forest
Nov. 16: Kent St. - Chicago St.
Nov. 16: Wright St. - N.Carolina A&T
Nov. 16: Miami, FL - Jacksonville
Nov. 16: E.Michigan - E.Illinois
Nov. 16: Princeton - Rutgers
Nov. 16: Furman - Clemson
Nov. 16: Hartford - Sacred Heart
Nov. 16: Maryland - LIU Brooklyn
Nov. 16: Ball St. - Wofford
Nov. 16: S.Carolina - Morgan St.
Nov. 16: Hofstra - S.Dakota St.
Nov. 16: Cent.Michigan - Olivet
Nov. 16: E.Carolina - NC-Greensboro
Nov. 16: Florida St. - BYU
Nov. 16: Kentucky - Lafayette
Nov. 16: Alabama St. - Savannah St.
Nov. 16: Niagara - Bucknell
Nov. 16: Ohio - NC-Wilmington
Nov. 16: Georgia South - Webber
Nov. 16: Youngstown St. - St.Francis, PA
Nov. 16: Harvard - Manhattan
Nov. 16: S.Florida - Md-E Shore
Nov. 16: CS Northridge - Siena
Nov. 16: Oregon St. - Purdue
Nov. 16: TBA - TBA
Nov. 16: TBA - TBA
Nov. 16: Campbell - Appalachian St.
Nov. 16: Cornell - St.Peter's
Nov. 16: Texas Southern - La-Lafayette
Nov. 16: Texas Arlington - Oklahoma
Nov. 16: Missouri - Nicholls St.
Nov. 16: N.Texas - Cameron
Nov. 16: Tenn-Martin - Arkansas St.
Nov. 16: Mississippi - UALR
Nov. 16: Denver - California
Nov. 16: Radford - Towson
Nov. 16: Evansville - Yale
Nov. 16: Iona - Quinnipiac
Nov. 16: Nevada - CS Fullerton
Nov. 16: Utah - Sacramento St.
Nov. 16: Notre Dame - St.Joseph's
Nov. 16: Pepperdine - Washington St.
Nov. 16: Fresno St. - Pacific
Nov. 16: San Diego - Tulsa
Nov. 16: Wyoming - Southern
Nov. 16: Oklahoma St. - Tennessee
Nov. 16: Oregon - Vanderbilt
Nov. 16: Long Beach St. - N.Carolina
Nov. 16: Wisc.-Green Bay - S.Utah
Nov. 16: Hawaii - Illinois


Stats Leaders - NCAA1

Points Per Game
 Tim WILLIAMS
  Samford
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 17
 1. Williams, Samford17.0 
 2. Sumler, W.Carolina16.7 
 3. Tankelewicz, W.Car.12.7 
 4. King, W.Carolina12.7 
 5. Kelly, Samford11.3 
 6. Boggs, W.Carolina11.0 
 7. Hood, Samford8.7 
 8. Miller, Samford6.3 
 9. Sinclair, W.Caroli.6.0 
 10. Ross, W.Carolina4.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tim WILLIAMS
  Samford
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Williams, Samford8.7 
 2. King, W.Carolina6.3 
 3. Hood, Samford5.7 
 4. Brown, W.Carolina4.3 
 5. Tankelewicz, W.Car.3.7 
 6. Sumler, W.Carolina3.7 
 7. Ross, W.Carolina3.3 
 8. Boggs, W.Carolina3.3 
 9. Sinclair, W.Caroli.3.0 
 10. Miller, Samford3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Trey SUMLER
  W.Carolina
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Sumler, W.Carolina5.7 
 2. Kelly, Samford4.7 
 3. Wilson, Samford2.3 
 4. Tankelewicz, W.Car.2.0 
 5. Miller, Samford2.0 
 6. Boggs, W.Carolina2.0 
 7. Sinclair, W.Caroli.1.3 
 8. King, W.Carolina1.0 
 9. Ross, W.Carolina1.0 
 10. Brown, W.Carolina0.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tim WILLIAMS
  Samford
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Williams, Samford2.3 
 2. Hood, Samford2.0 
 3. Sumler, W.Carolina1.7 
 4. Ross, W.Carolina1.0 
 5. Tankelewicz, W.Car.1.0 
 6. Wilson, Samford1.0 
 7. Boggs, W.Carolina1.0 
 8. King, W.Carolina1.0 
 9. Sinclair, W.Caroli.1.0 
 10. Barnes, Samford0.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tim WILLIAMS
  Samford
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Williams, Samford1.7 
 2. King, W.Carolina1.0 
 3. Geffrard, Samford0.7 
 4. Kelly, Samford0.7 
 5. Sinclair, W.Caroli.0.7 
 6. Brown, W.Carolina0.7 
 7. Boggs, W.Carolina0.7 
 8. Barnes, Samford0.7 
 9. Miller, Samford0.3 
 10. Mendenhall, W.Car.0.3 



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  NIGERIA   


Moncton Miracles waived David Tairu - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles waived 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) guard David Tairu (191-82kg-86, college: Texas Tech, agency: Pro One Sports). In three NBL Canada games he played this season he recorded just 2.3ppg and 1.0rpg.
The last season Tairu played at KR Reykjavik in Icelandic Dominos League. In 7 games last year he averaged impressive 21.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.7apg.
The previous (2011) summer he played at Dubai in Eurobasket S.League. In three ESL games he averaged impressive 23.0ppg, 8.7rpg and 4.0apg.
Tairu won NJCAA D1 championship title in 2008.
He graduated from Texas Tech University in 2011 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Diamond in the Rough Richard Oruche - by Iwedi Ojinmah

As we know Oruche began his professional career in 2010 first with the Portuguese League club Ginasio. A year later he moved to the Portuguese League club Acadmica. Named a top performer in his first game Oruche recorded an impressive 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Ginasio cruised to an 8675 win over Ovarense.

The 6-foot-4 shooting-guard has extremely soft hands as well as a wicked three point shot. Most importantly his is coachable having now played professional basketball in Portugal for the last two years.

Oruche averaged 15.4 points and 3.3 rebounds for Associacao Academica de Coimbra during the 201112 season.

He was invited to play with the Nigerian basketball team in 2012. The team defeated the Dominican Republic 8873 on July 8, 2012 to earn the countrys first-ever mens basketball berth into the Olympic Games.



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  POLAND   


Heightened roster rotation in 1 Liga. - by Maciej Paszyn

Within the last week it was possible to observe few rotations in 1 liga team rosters.

First move made KS Spojnia Stargard Szczecinski. After last lost game against UMKS Kielce, team management decided to dismiss head coach Tadeusz Aleksandrowicz . On this role his successor become Ireneusz Purwiniecki . Team management decided also on the termination of a contract with Karol Szpyrka (183-PG-87).

PBS Bank EFIR Energy MOSiR Krosno decide to dismiss Jaromir Szurlej (180-PG-86). On empty place, team management decided to sign-up contract with Rafal Glapinski (183-G-82) who had very good begin of this season in 2 Liga team Rzeszow. New Krosno player was scoring 15 points in average in lower league.

Meanwhile leader of 1 Liga WKS Slask Wroclaw lost important post-up player. Przemyslaw Hajnsz (203-F/C-82, agency: Promotex) broke Achilles tendons on Tuesday practise. It is fixing the end of the season for this player. At this moment it isn't known whether the club will be planning to get other player. into his place.




EuroLeague: Elan Chalon gained the second win - by Eurobasket News

Asseco Prokom Gdynia - Elan Chalon 70:76

Elan Chalon gained the second win in EuroLeague this season. The French side overcame Asseco Prokom Gdynia in the game of the bottom teams of the group. They needed 76:70 victory to climb up the ladder.
The teams entered the game with 1-4 records and desired to improve their positions. The Polish side took 20-13 lead after the first period, but failed in the rest of the game. Elan Chalon needed first 21-17 surge in the second frame and then a final push in the last stanza. Jordan Aboudou (198-SF-91) tied the game at 58:58, while Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St.) scored for 69:64. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) brought the final point for the winning side from the free throw making the difference to 5 points.
Brion Rush top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) notched 15. Ilian Evtimov delivered 13, while Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) and Jordan Aboudou had 8 each. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cincinnati) ended up with 17 points in the losing case and Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) scored 14. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) brought 12, whilst Frank Robinson (193-G-84, college: CS Fullerton) tossed in 11.

Asseco Prokom Gdynia: Adam Hrycaniuk 17, Lukasz Koszarek 14, Jerel Blassingame 12, Frank Robinson 11
Elan Chalon: Brion Rush 18, Blake Schilb 15, Ilian Evtimov 13, Steed Tchicamboud 8, Jordan Aboudou 8



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  PUERTO RICO   


Dalmau and Vaqueros agree on release: - by Marcos Carlo

Christian Dalmau (194-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Daytona Beach CC) and Vaqueros de Bayamon mutually agreed to part ways and now the former national team guard is a free agent.

Vaqueros owed Dalmau some money and before the release agreed on a payment plan.

Dalmau averaged 17.1 points and 4.1 assists in 2012 for Bayamon. He later player for Titanes in the Dominican Republic and got released.

He won a title with Vaqueros in 2009 and got league MVP in 2011. Dalmau is considered one of the premier guards in the league.

Some teams interested in him are Ponce, Guaynabo, Santurce and Quebradillas.




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  ROMANIA   

Standings - D2

Division Standings
Group A
 1. Brasov 2-0 
 2. Vabova 2-0 
 3. Magic Sibiu 0-1 
 4. West Olympia 0-1 
 5. Phoenix Corona 0-2 
Group B
 1. Concordia 3-0 
 2. Steaua Turabo II 2-0 
 3. Stiinta B. 1-2 
 4. Craiova 2 0-2 
 5. Phoenix Galati 0-2 
Group C
 1. Rapid B. 2-1 
 2. BT Bucuresti 1-1 
 3. Ploiesti II 1-1 
 4. Politehnica 1-1 
 5. CSU Galati 1-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

A

Nov. 14: Magic Sibiu - Phoenix Corona
Nov. 14: Brasov - West Olympia

B

Nov. 14: Stiinta B. - Steaua Turabo II 53-77
Nov. 14: Phoenix Galati - Concordia 50-106

C

Nov. 14: Ploiesti II - CSU Galati 99-80
Nov. 14: Rapid B. - BT Bucuresti 93-80



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Standings - Superleague B

Superleague Standings
 1. Ataman 6-1 
 2. Ruskon-Mord. 4-2 
 3. Univ.Surgut 4-2 
 4. Novosybirsk 3-2 
 5. Ural Ekaterinb. 3-2 
 6. Planeta-Univ. 3-2 
 7. TEMP-SUMZ 3-3 
 8. Avtodor 3-3 
 9. AltajBasket 3-3 
 10. Dynamo MO 3-3 
 11. Severstal 3-3 
 12. Rjazan 3-3 
 13. Sojuz Zaretchny 2-4 
 14. Volgograd 1-6 
 15. Spartak V. 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 15: Avtodor - TEMP-SUMZ 82-75
Nov. 15: Ataman - Volgograd 81-61
Nov. 16: Planeta-Univ. - Ural Ekaterinb.
Nov. 16: Rjazan - Univ.Surgut
Nov. 16: Severstal - AltajBasket
Nov. 16: Spartak V. - Novosybirsk
Nov. 16: Ruskon-Mord. - Dynamo MO


Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Sergey CHERNOV
  AltajBas.
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Chernov, AltajBas.19.7 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.19.4 
 3. Monroe, Ural E.18.2 
 4. Pushkin, Sojuz Z.17.5 
 5. Aleksandrov, Ata.16.7 
 6. Zagnoyko, Ataman15.6 
 7. Lekavicius, Univ.S.15.6 
 8. Zakharov, Severstal14.8 
 9. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan14.5 
 10. Kuznetsov, Rusko.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean DENISON
  Ataman
  (211-F/C-85)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Denison, Ataman9.8 
 2. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.8.8 
 3. Manikhin, Planeta-.8.8 
 4. Podkolzin, Novosyb.8.3 
 5. Makshantsev, Novo.7.6 
 6. Pavlov, Ataman7.3 
 7. Vzdykhalkin, Rjazan7.2 
 8. Pavlov, Ataman7.1 
 9. Lekavicius, Univ.S.7.0 
 10. McGhee, Ural E.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Linas LEKAVICIUS
  Univ.Sur.
  (186-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Lekavicius, Univ.S.7.2 
 2. Chernov, AltajBas.6.0 
 3. Glazunov, Ural E.5.5 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.5.0 
 5. Aleksandrov, Ata.4.1 
 6. Urazmanov, Dynamo4.0 
 7. Korchagin, Dynamo3.8 
 8. Zhmako, Sojuz Z.3.7 
 9. Filin, Avtodor3.5 
 10. Monroe, Ural E.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Aleksandr DIATCHKOV
  AltajBas.
  (191-SG-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diatchkov, AltajBa.2.2 
 2. Lekavicius, Univ.S.2.0 
 3. Chernov, AltajBas.2.0 
 4. Mateyunas, Avtodor2.0 
 5. Monroe, Ural E.1.8 
 6. Bartunov, Rjazan1.8 
 7. Kiryanov, TE.1.8 
 8. Ageev, Univ.Surgut1.8 
 9. Uskov, Rjazan1.7 
 10. Korchagin, Dynamo1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandr RINDIN
  Univ.Surgut
  (225-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rindin, Univ.Surgut1.6 
 2. Sayapin, Novosybi.1.3 
 3. Tsvetkov, TE.1.3 
 4. Pisarchuk, Sever.1.2 
 5. Denison, Ataman1.0 
 6. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.1.0 
 7. Pavlov, Ataman0.9 
 8. Lanchakov, Sojuz0.8 
 9. Agapov, Ataman0.8 
 10. Oveshkov, Planet.0.8 


EuroLeague: K.C. Rivers's buzzer-beater propels Khimky past Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - Fenerbahce 71:70

Khimky clinched a dramatic win over Fenerbahce in the opening game of EuroLeague Round 6. K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) tipped the ball in at the buzzer as Khimky snatched a tough home win over the Turkish team. The victory allowed the hosts to improve at 4-2 record in Group A. Fenerbahce slipped at 3-3 record.
Fenerbahce enjoyed a narrow 18:17 lead after ten minutes of action. However Khimky went on a 22:11 run in the second frame to take a 39:29 halftime lead. Fenerbahce cut the deficit in the third frame. Baris Ermis (194-G-85) put the visitors within 5 points at the final break 51:56. Omer Onan finally tied things up at 60 midway through the final term. Preldzic made it 61:60 for the Turkish team. The lead changed hands for several times before David Andersen (212-C-80) gave Fenerbahce a 70:69 advantage with 55 seconds remaining. Sergey Monya missed a triple but K.C. Rivers grabbed a rebound and tipped the ball in at the buzzer. The referees reviewed the play for some time before stating Khimkys victory. K.C. Rivers finished with 14 points to pace the hosts. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) added 12 points for the winners. David Andersen responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) and Baris Ermis had 11 points each in the loss.

Khimky: K.C. Rivers 14, Vitaliy Fridzon 12, Zoran Planinic 11
Fenerbahce: David Andersen 17, Bojan Bogdanovic 11, Baris Ermis 11



EuroLeague: CSKA Moscow eke out Lietuvos Rytas at Siemens Arena - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius-CSKA Moscow 62:71

CSKA Moscow eke out Lietuvos Rytas at Siemens Arena in the start of the Round 6 in EuroLegaue. The Russian team improved to 5-1 record after 72:61 victory. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius meanwhile feel at 1-5 record in Group D.
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius started with 16-14 and also scored 16 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to seal the win in the first half as the guests replied with 19 points and led 1 point at the halftime. Moreover the second half belonged to the Russian Champion. CSKA won the third period 20-14 and finished the game with 18-16.
Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up with 19 points and Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) delivered 13. Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) poured in 11, while Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) added 7. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) ended up with 17 points and Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83, college: Chattanooga) brought 13. Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) notched 11, whilst Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) tossed in 8.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: Leon Radosevic 17, Mindaugas Katelynas 13, Renaldas Seibutis 11, Steponas Babrauskas 8
CSKA Moscow: Sonny Weems 19, Milos Teodosic 13, Sasha Kaun 11, Viktor Khryapa 7



Davon Jefferson may be added to Enisey roster - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (PBL) is close to ink 26-year old American forward Davon Jefferson (204-99kg-86, college: USC) who played last time at Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa. Jefferson managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In two NBL games he averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 14.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg and 3.0bpg. He also played at Triumph Lyubertsy that season. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Jefferson had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 14 Baltic League games last season he had 14.0ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.9apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Honorable Mention. Jefferson also played 17 games in EuroChallenge where he had very impressive stats: 16.7ppg, 7.8rpg and 3.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 3rd Team. Jefferson also played 22 games in Russian PBL where he was the best scorer with impressive 20.3ppg and recorded 7.9rpg (leader !!!), 2.6apg, 1.5spg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
The previous (10-11) season Jefferson played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in French league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In four Euroleague games he had 11.8ppg and 7.3rpg. Jefferson also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had 15.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg. He also played 34 games in French ProA where he was second best scorer with impressive 18.5ppg and averaged 7.4rpg (#2 in the league), 2.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.4bpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Jefferson won Chinese NBL championship title.
He received Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award in 2010.
Jefferson has played previously professionally in France and Israel (Maccabi Haifa).
He attended University of Southern California until 2008 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - A Liga

A Standings
 1. Mega Vizura 6-1 
 2. Vojvodina 6-1 
 3. Sloboda Uzice 5-2 
 4. Vrsac 5-2 
 5. Radnicki Basket 4-3 
 6. Metalac 4-3 
 7. Tamis 4-3 
 8. Konstantin 3-4 
 9. OKK Beograd 3-4 
 10. Smederevo 2-5 
 11. BKK Radnicki 2-5 
 12. Jagodina 2-5 
 13. Borac 2-5 
 14. Sloga 1-6 
Play in international cups:
 1. Crvena Zvezda
 2. Partizan
 3. Radnicki KG

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 14: Sloga - Mega Vizura 93-94
Nov. 14: Sloboda Uzice - Vojvodina 90-88
Nov. 14: BKK Radnicki - Vrsac 77-89
Nov. 14: OKK Beograd - Radnicki Basket 74-73
Nov. 14: Smederevo - Borac 69-64
Nov. 14: Metalac - Tamis 69-54
Nov. 14: Jagodina - Konstantin 61-55

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: Borac - Radnicki Basket
Nov. 17: Tamis - OKK Beograd
Nov. 17: Vojvodina - Metalac
Nov. 17: Mega Vizura - Sloboda Uzice
Nov. 17: Vrsac - Sloga
Nov. 17: Konstantin - BKK Radnicki
Nov. 17: Smederevo - Jagodina


Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Stefan DJORDJEVIC
  Smede.
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 18
 1. Djordjevic, Smede.18.0 
 2. Sljivancanin, Borac17.2 
 3. Gagovic, Jagodina16.3 
 4. Marjanovic, Mega V.16.1 
 5. Seferovic, Jagodina15.5 
 6. Zekovic, Vojvodina15.3 
 7. Radovic, Vrsac14.9 
 8. Jereminov, Tamis14.8 
 9. Popovic, OKK B.14.7 
 10. Igrutinovic, BKK14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nemanja RADOVIC
  Vrsac
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Radovic, Vrsac10.0 
 2. Marjanovic, Mega V.9.7 
 3. Zekovic, Vojvodina8.1 
 4. Knezevic, OKK B.6.8 
 5. Kljajevic, Jagodina6.3 
 6. Gagovic, Jagodina6.3 
 7. Radenkovic, Smede.6.3 
 8. Todorovic, Borac6.2 
 9. Marinkovic, OKK B.5.5 
 10. Markovic, Radnic.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Branko JEREMINOV
  Tamis
  (187-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jereminov, Tamis5.0 
 2. Nikolic, Vrsac4.3 
 3. Vujosevic, BKK R.4.3 
 4. Otasevic, Sloboda3.8 
 5. Gajovic, Jagodina3.7 
 6. Avramovic, Mega V.3.7 
 7. Micic, Mega Vizura3.7 
 8. Despotovic, Konst.3.3 
 9. Sljivancanin, Borac3.2 
 10. Stamenkovic, Radn.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marko BOLTIC
  BKK R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Boltic, BKK R.3.0 
 2. Otasevic, Sloboda2.5 
 3. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.4 
 4. Knezevic, OKK B.2.3 
 5. Bozic, Metalac2.2 
 6. Todorovic, Borac2.0 
 7. Sljivancanin, Borac2.0 
 8. Vujosevic, BKK R.2.0 
 9. Tasic, Konstantin1.9 
 10. Gacic, BKK Radnic.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Maksim STURANOVIC
  Radnic.
  (209-C-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sturanovic, Radnic.1.7 
 2. Radovic, Vrsac1.4 
 3. Marjanovic, Mega V.1.4 
 4. Filipovic, Jagodina1.2 
 5. Mijovic, Metalac1.0 
 6. Djumic, Vojvodina0.9 
 7. Jevtovic, Sloboda0.9 
 8. Vasilic, Radnic.0.8 
 9. Pavlovic, OKK B.0.8 
 10. Radenkovic, Smed.0.8 


Boban Marjanovic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian A League - by Eurobasket News

International center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Mega Vizura and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 24-year old center had the game-high 23 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Mega Vizura in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Sloga (#14, 1-6) 94-93. It allowed Mega Vizura to jump to the first place in the Serbian A League. Mega Vizura have a solid 6-1 record. Marjanovic turned to be Mega Vizura's top player in his first season with the team. Marjanovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 9.7rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 73.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Bosnia and Herzegovina guard Marko Popovic (193-G-84) of Sloga. Popovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Sloga was edged by the higher-ranked Mega Vizura (#1, 6-1) 94-93. This loss caused Sloga to drop to 14th position in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Sloga managed to get this year. Popovic is a newcomer at Sloga 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 17.0ppg (#9). He also recorded 8.3 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was Stefan Stojacic (194-F-89, agency: Interperformances) of second-ranked Vojvodina. Stojacic scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Stojacic's great performance Vojvodina lost 88-90 to #3 ranked Sloboda Uzice. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Vojvodina had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Stojacic's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Stojacic has a very solid season. In 6 games in Serbia he scored 11.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sasa Avramovic (195-G-93) of Mega Vizura - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Dragan Kruscic (198-F/G-86) of Metalac - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Djordje Milosevic (198-F/G-93) of Vrsac - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Bogic Vujosevic (189-PG-92) of BKK Radnicki - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Mladen Pantic (209-C-82) of Borac - 14 points and 14 rebounds
9. Branko Andjic (201-F-82) of Sloboda Uzice - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) of Radnicki Basket - 20 points and 10 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)



EuroLeague: Partizan knock down Besiktas - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Besiktas 87:72

Partizan had little problems en route to the home win over Besiktas in the sixth round of Euroleague regular season. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) nailed 16 points to lead Partizan to the first win in Group D.
Partizan rallied to a 24:19 lead at the first break. Partizan mounted the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts erupted for 27 points in the second stanza and accumulated a 51:43 halftime advantage. Besiktas stopped the rot in the third term. The Turkish team trimmed the gap at 5-point mark at the final break. But Partizan went on a 17:7 surge in the fourth stanza to clinch a comfortable win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) and Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points each for the home side. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) answered with 20 points for Besiktas. Damir Markota (209-F-85) netted 16 points in defeat.

Partizan: Dragan Milosavljevic 16, Vladimir Lucic 14, Dejan Musli 14
Besiktas: Curtis Jerrells 20, Damir Markota 16



Bojan Bakic returns to Metalac Valjevo - by Zoran Popovic

Metalac Valjevo returns Bojan Bakic (195-SG-83, agency: Interperformances) in their team until the end of season. Last season Bojan Bakic was also player of Metalac Valjevo until the end of league and during the Serbian Super legue signed short term contract with KK Hemofarm. On 9 games which Bakic played for Metalac Valjevo, he average scored per 24.3 points, 4.4 boards, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game. On 12 games played for KK Hemofarm in Super league Bakic average scored 12,5 points, 2,1 boards, 3.0 assists per game. During the career Bakic played for Buducnost Podgorica, Hemofarm Vrsac, Union Olimpija, Marousi, Energa Czarni Slupsk, Trikala, Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih ,Vef Riga, BK Ventspils, Bojan Bakic was member of Montenegro National team.


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Komarno continues the season without Robinson - by Michal Duchovic

For now the team of MBK Rieker Komarno have lost one of the members of their squad. Forward Nasir Robinson (195-F-89, agency: TSS Management, college: Pittsburgh) is no longer the player of MBK Rieker Komarno. But why they released the member of the starting five with an average of 14.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 1.4 apg? It was because of the work permit papers. Jozef Pavlik, general manager of MBK Rieker Komarno has told the couldnt get the papers from american embasy right, so they had to released them and send him back to America. Pavlik also told that they are looking for player that will play on similar position as Robinson (3-4).


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Mahram hire coach Becirovic - by Eurobasket News

Mahram Tehran (Superleague) have agreed on terms of contract with 51-year old Slovenian coach Mehmed Becirovic. He coached most recently the Iranian National Team. Previously he worked at Telenet Oostende in Belgian Ethias League.
Becirovic won Ukrainian Superleague championship title in 2008.
He was selected to Coach Assistant: Adriatic League All-Star Game back in 2008.
Becirovic was coaching Slovenian Senior National Team two years ago, and coached also U20 National Team between 1999 and 2002.
He has coached previously professionally in Italy and Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana).

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Union Olimpija beat Mapooro Cantu to tie both records - by Eurobasket News

Union Olimpija-Mapooro Cantu 81:79

Union Olimpija beat Mapooro Cantu to tie both records in EuroLeague Group A. The team from Slovenia won 81:79 as both teams are with 2-4 records.
Mapooro Cantu started the game with 22-17 and Alex Tyus (205-C-88, college: Florida) brought 27:23. Alen Omic (215-C-92) tied the game at 29:29 and then the hosts managed to win the half 42:39. They game remained carousel as the teams again exchanged the led several times. At first Mapooro Cantu won the third period 23-17 and enjoyed 62:59 after Maarten Leunen (206-F-85, college: Oregon)s shot. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) tied the game at 79:79, while Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) made two free throws for the final result.
Jaka Blazic erupted with 30 points and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) posted 14. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) and Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) followed them with 13 points each. Pietro Aradori answered with 20 points in the losing case and Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) added 15. Maarten Leunen brought 11, whilst Alex Tyus tossed in 9.

Union Olimpija: Jaka Blazic 30, Dylan Page 14, Klemen Prepelic 13, Aaron Baynes 13
Mapooro Cantu: Pietro Aradori 20, Manuchar Markoishvili 15, Maarten Leunen 11, Alex Tyus 9



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  SOUTH AMERICAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS  


ABASU has confirmed second semifinals - by Wolfgang Lucena

South American Basketball Association (ABASU) has announced that its second semifinal Group F of the 2012 South American Basketball League, will be played from November 27 until Nov 29

4 professional basketball team are participating in the second semifinal; Flamengo, Uniceub / BRB, Pinheiros (the host team) / Sky Brazil and Tiburones from Venezuela.

Schedule

Semifinal # 2 - Group F
(Sao Paulo Time)

November, 27
20:00 Flamengo (BRA) vs Uniceub BRB
22:10 Pinheiros (BRA) vs TIBURONES (VENEZUELA)

November, 28
20:00 TIBURONES (VENEZUELA) vs Uniceub BRB
22:10 Flamengo (BRA) vs Pinheiros (BRA)

November, 29
20:00 Flamengo (BRA) vs TIBURONES (VENEZUELA)
22:10 Pinheiros (BRA) vs Uniceub (BRA)

The first semifinal will in Buenos Aires on November 20-22 between Argentinian clubs; Liberty Sunchales, Pearol, Regattas and host team Sanitation.




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Standings

KBL Standings
 1. SK Knights 10-4 
 2. ET Land 9-4 
 3. Mobis Phoebus 9-4 
 4. Anyang KGC 8-5 
 5. Goyang Orions 7-6 
 6. LG Sakers 6-7 
 7. Samsung Th. 6-7 
 8. Sonic Boom KT 6-8 
 9. Dongbu Promy 4-10 
 10. KCC Egis 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 14: Anyang KGC - Dongbu Promy 89-79
Nov. 15: SK Knights - ET Land 83-77
Nov. 15: Sonic Boom KT - LG Sakers 66-71
Nov. 14: KCC Egis - Goyang Orions 57-63
Nov. 13: SK Knights - Samsung Th. 54-64
Nov. 16: Anyang KGC - Samsung Th.
Nov. 16: KCC Egis - Mobis Phoebus



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  SPAIN   


EuroLeague: FC Barcelona Regal keep the perfect record in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets- FC Barcelona Regal 66:86

FC Barcelona Regal keep the perfect record in Group D improving to 6-0 record. The Spanish titan overcame Brose Baskets 86:66. The German team dropped at 2-4 in the group.
FC Barcelona Regal took narrow 23-22 lead after the first period and had difficulties playing in front of almost 7000 fans in Germany. The guests managed to add 24-20 surge in the second frame for 5-point advantage at the halftime. The hosts side tied the game at 49:49 when Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) SERGERIO nailed a three-pointer. FC Barcelona Regal however won the third period 17-11 and led 64:53 after three quarters. Another 22-13 in the last stanza gave them a total 20-point victory success.
Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 14. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) poured in 13, while Judson Wallace (205-F/C-82, college: Princeton) and Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) added 7 apiece. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Teddy Gipson scored 12. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) delivered 11 and Latavious Williams (202-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) notched 9.

Brose Baskets: Bostjan Nachbar 18, Teddy Gipson 12, Anton Gavel 11, Latavious Williams 9
FC Barcelona Regal: Pete Mickeal 17, Erazem Lorbek 14, Juan Carlos Navarro 13, Judson Wallace 7, Marcelinho Huertas 7



EuroLeague: Unicaja Malaga stole the show from Nokia Arena - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra- Unicaja Malaga 62:64

Unicaja Malaga stole the show from Nokia Arena and 10000 local fans of Maccabi Electra. The Spanish team grabbed 64:62 win after Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut)s late baskets in the game. Both teams share the top with 5-1 records now.
Maccabi Electra entered the game undefeated but knew about the strength of the visiting team. The Israeli team won the first period 21-17, but lost the second frame 16-21. It was a real battle in the court in the third period as Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) tied it all at 49:49 at the end of it. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85, agency: Beo Basket) gave the guests 61:60 lead and then Marcus Williams brought the final success at the end.
Marcus Williams top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) nailed 10. James Gist (205-F-86) added 9, while Luka Zoric (211-C-84) posted 8. Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) finished the game with 14 points in defeat and Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) notched 13. Malcolm Thomas (206-C-88, college: San Diego St.) ended up with 11 points, while Yogev Ohayon (187-PG-87) had 7.

Maccabi Electra: Shawn James 14, Ricky Hickman 13, Malcolm Thomas 11, Yogev Ohayon 7
Unicaja Malaga: Marcus Williams 12, Zoran Dragic 10, James Gist 9, Luka Zoric 8



Mad-Croc lands coach Trifon Poch - by Eurobasket News

Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (ACB) hired 49-year old coach Trifon Poch. He coached most recently at Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (ACB).
Poch received ACB Coach of the Year award back in 2005.
He has coached previously another Spanish team: Girona FC.

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Panathinaikos prevail against Real - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Real Madrid 79:68

Panathinaikos celebrated the third win in Euroleague Group A. They held off visiting Real in Athens tonight. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds to pace the hosts.
Real Madrid enjoyed a 16:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Panathinaikos turned things around in the second quarter. The Athens team unloaded 30 points in the second frame and gained a 42:35 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. The hosts boosted the distance to 13 points with ten minutes remaining. Real got within 7 points midway through the fourth stanza but Panathinaikos stayed calm and executed the victory to perfection. Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) had 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) added 12 points for the home side. Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) answered with 16 points for Real Madrid. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) netted 9 points in the loss.

Panathinaikos: Stephane Lasme 15, Andy Panko 14, Jonas Maciulis 12
Real Madrid: Carlos Suarez 16, Jaycee Carroll 9



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  SWEDEN   

Standings - Basketligan

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 9: Sundsvall - Nassjo 97-76
Nov. 13: Boras - Solna 94-91
Nov. 9: Norrkoping - LF Basket 87-77
Nov. 8: Eagles - 08 74-77
Nov. 9: Eco Orebro - Uppsala 64-72
Nov. 9: Jamtland - Sodertalje 55-95

Round 9

Nov. 11: Sodertalje - Boras 83-94

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 15: Solna - Jamtland
Nov. 16: 08 - Sundsvall
Nov. 16: Nassjo - Boras
Nov. 16: Eco Orebro - Norrkoping
Nov. 16: Uppsala - Eagles


Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Miller, Boras24.4 
 2. Wesby, Sundsvall20.3 
 3. Palm, Boras19.5 
 4. Oglesby, Boras19.1 
 5. Walker, Nassjo17.9 
 6. Krayem, Eagles17.8 
 7. Jeansson, Uppsala17.4 
 8. Igbavboa, LF Bask.17.3 
 9. Dugat, LF Basket17.0 
 10. Sigurdarson, Sund.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Palm, Boras10.6 
 2. Baeringsson, Sunds.9.7 
 3. Santee, Eco Orebro9.1 
 4. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
 5. McKnight, Boras8.3 
 6. Walker, Nassjo7.9 
 7. Toutziarakis, Solna7.7 
 8. Taylor, Eagles7.6 
 9. Igbavboa, LF Bask.7.5 
 10. Brown, 087.4 
Assists Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Miller, Boras5.5 
 2. Carter, Uppsala5.4 
 3. Jeromanovs, Norrk.5.3 
 4. Castle, Eco Orebro4.7 
 5. Krayem, Eagles4.4 
 6. Stefanovic, Eagles4.3 
 7. Dugat, LF Basket4.3 
 8. Beck, 084.1 
 9. Ermolinskij, Norrk.4.1 
 10. Chuk, Sodertalje4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mario FERNANDES
  Jamtl.
  (176-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fernandes, Jamtl.2.3 
 2. Carter, Uppsala2.1 
 3. Stefanovic, Eagles2.0 
 4. Jackson, Uppsala2.0 
 5. Dugat, LF Basket1.8 
 6. Castle, Eco Orebro1.8 
 7. Mbemba, Eagles1.8 
 8. Wesby, Sundsvall1.7 
 9. Krayem, Eagles1.6 
 10. Ruach, Nassjo1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Norrkoping
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hughes, Norrkoping1.9 
 2. Simms, Sodertalje1.6 
 3. Henderson, LF Ba.1.6 
 4. Palm, Boras1.0 
 5. Taylor, Eagles0.9 
 6. Johnson, Solna0.8 
 7. Nilsson, Sundsvall0.7 
 8. Cvilak, 080.6 
 9. McKnight, Boras0.6 
 10. Toutziarakis, Sol.0.5 



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  SWITZERLAND   

Standings - LNB

LNB Standings
 1. Vevey 6-0 
 2. BC AKA 5-1 
 3. Meyrin Geneve 4-2 
 4. Swiss Central 4-2 
 5. Bern 4-3 
 6. GC Zurich 3-3 
 7. Pully 3-3 
 8. Lausanne 3-4 
 9. Acad.Fribourg 2-4 
 10. Villars 2-4 
 11. Kusnacht-Erl. 1-5 
 12. Blonay Basket 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 14: Bern - Lausanne 86-70
Nov. 17: Acad.Fribourg - Swiss Central
Nov. 17: Meyrin Geneve - Villars
Nov. 17: Pully - Vevey
Nov. 17: Blonay Basket - BC AKA
Nov. 18: GC Zurich - Kuesnacht-Erl.



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  TURKEY   


EuroLeague: K.C. Rivers's buzzer-beater propels Khimky past Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - Fenerbahce 71:70

Khimky clinched a dramatic win over Fenerbahce in the opening game of EuroLeague Round 6. K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) tipped the ball in at the buzzer as Khimky snatched a tough home win over the Turkish team. The victory allowed the hosts to improve at 4-2 record in Group A. Fenerbahce slipped at 3-3 record.
Fenerbahce enjoyed a narrow 18:17 lead after ten minutes of action. However Khimky went on a 22:11 run in the second frame to take a 39:29 halftime lead. Fenerbahce cut the deficit in the third frame. Baris Ermis (194-G-85) put the visitors within 5 points at the final break 51:56. Omer Onan finally tied things up at 60 midway through the final term. Preldzic made it 61:60 for the Turkish team. The lead changed hands for several times before David Andersen (212-C-80) gave Fenerbahce a 70:69 advantage with 55 seconds remaining. Sergey Monya missed a triple but K.C. Rivers grabbed a rebound and tipped the ball in at the buzzer. The referees reviewed the play for some time before stating Khimkys victory. K.C. Rivers finished with 14 points to pace the hosts. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) added 12 points for the winners. David Andersen responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) and Baris Ermis had 11 points each in the loss.

Khimky: K.C. Rivers 14, Vitaliy Fridzon 12, Zoran Planinic 11
Fenerbahce: David Andersen 17, Bojan Bogdanovic 11, Baris Ermis 11



EuroLeague: Partizan knock down Besiktas - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Besiktas 87:72

Partizan had little problems en route to the home win over Besiktas in the sixth round of Euroleague regular season. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) nailed 16 points to lead Partizan to the first win in Group D.
Partizan rallied to a 24:19 lead at the first break. Partizan mounted the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts erupted for 27 points in the second stanza and accumulated a 51:43 halftime advantage. Besiktas stopped the rot in the third term. The Turkish team trimmed the gap at 5-point mark at the final break. But Partizan went on a 17:7 surge in the fourth stanza to clinch a comfortable win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) and Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points each for the home side. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) answered with 20 points for Besiktas. Damir Markota (209-F-85) netted 16 points in defeat.

Partizan: Dragan Milosavljevic 16, Vladimir Lucic 14, Dejan Musli 14
Besiktas: Curtis Jerrells 20, Damir Markota 16



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Walter Hodge selected the top Virgin Islander playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Walter Hodge
Walter Hodge
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Poland. He could not help one of league's weakest teams Stelmet ZG (1-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Hodge's very good performance Stelmet ZG was defeated 74-67 at home by the leading Unics Kazan. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Hodge also added 7 assists. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Hodge has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 5.0apg, 2FGP: 52.4% and FT: 77.8%. Hodge has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. He is currently a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team.

Cuthbert Victor
Cuthbert Victor
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St., currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in France. Victor was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Le Mans (1-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance Le Mans lost 71-76 on their home court in Le Mans to the leading Triumph Lyubertsy. Victor was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Victor has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 57.1% in the two games he played so far. He played for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team in 2011.

Jason Edwin
Jason Edwin
   #3. The U.S. Virgin Islands player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Jason Edwin (197-81, college: Kent St., currently plays in Uruguay). Edwin was not able to secure a victory for Nacional (4-13) in their game against Montevideo BC (7-10) in the Uruguayan LUB. Despite his very good performance in Thursday night's game He was the top scorer with 38 points. Edwin also added 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). It's Edwin's first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Edwin averages: 23.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 18.2%. He is also a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team.

Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
   #4. Power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Denmark) was the major contributor in Svendborg's victory against the league outsider Aalborg (1-10) 93-84 in the Danish Ligaen last Saturday. Washington recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. Svendborg Rabbits (11-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all eleven games in the Regular Season. Washington is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). He has very impressive stats this year: 16.3ppg, 8.6rpg and 2.5bpg in the 11 games. Washington is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.

Frank Elegar
Frank Elegar
   #5. Former international center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel, currently plays in Baltic League) couldn't help Kalev/Cramo (3-1) in their game against Pieno Zvaigzdes (5-0) in the Baltic League. Despite his very good performance on Wednesday night He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Elegar is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.5spg. Elegar used to play for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team two years ago.

Ivan Aska
Ivan Aska
   #6. Forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St., currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Leuven Bears (1-5) in their game against Antwerp Giants (3-3) in the Belgian Ethias League, despite his good performance in Sunday night's game. He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Aska also added 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. But Leuven Bears lost 55-63 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Antwerp Giants. It was Leuven Bears' fifth consecutive loss in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Aska is currently seventh on the list of best rebounders with 6.5rpg. He also averaged so far 12.8ppg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg in the six games. Aska is an international player who is currently on the senior U.S. Virgin Islands National Team roster.

The list of other players, who all have U.S. Virgin Islands passport but never been selected to any of U.S. Virgin Islands national teams:

   #1. Experienced Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in NBA) led San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Sacramento Kings (2-6) 97-86 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Duncan had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 4 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals in 31 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 7-1 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Duncan's 16th year with the team. Duncan has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.8ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.5apg, 2.6bpg and 1.3spg in the eight games he played so far. Duncan has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and American.

   #2. Antonin Galaya (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an N.C.Central's surprising victory against the Johnson and Wales University, NC (3-3) crushing them 109-46 in the NCAA last Monday. He recorded 9 points. The N.Carolina Central has conference record this season. This year Galaya has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg. He is another player who holds two passports: U.S. Virgin Islands and French.

   #3. Rakeem Christmas (206-F/C-91, currently studies in the States) managed to help Syracuse University in a victory against the San Diego State University 62-49 in the NCAA on Sunday night. Christmas scored only 3 points, had 6 rebounds and made 5 blocks in 25 minutes. The Syracuse University has conference record this season. This year Christmas has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg in the six games.



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  UKRAINE   


Olexander Osnach left Hoverla - by Eurobasket News

22-year old domestic center Olexander Osnach (201-84kg-90) left Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk (Superleague). But in 5 games he played this season he had just 0.8ppg.
The previous (10-11) season Osnach played at Khimik. In two EuroChallenge games last season he recorded only 1.5ppg. He also played 20 games in Superleague where he recorded only 2.1ppg and 1.3rpg. Osnach represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Croatia two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.8ppg, 1.5rpg.
Osnach has played previously for two other Ukrainian teams: Azovmash and BC Donetsk.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Hoverla part ways with Vitaliy Bliznyuk - by Eurobasket News

33-year old domestic center Vitaliy Bliznyuk (206-117kg-79, agency: New Trend Agency) left Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk (Superleague). But in 7 games he played this season he had just 0.7ppg.
The last season Bliznyuk played at SK Cherkasy Monkeys. In 37 Superleague games last year he recorded only 2.6ppg and 2.5rpg.
He won Ukrainian Higher League championship title in 2011.
Bliznyuk has played previously for four other Ukrainian teams: Budivelnyk, Belaja Tserkov, Kryvbasbasket and KDPU-Krivbasket-Liuks Krivyi Rih.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Leicester Riders' - by Paul Nilsen

The Leicester Riders professional basketball club, are renowned for their constant desire for improvement both personally and within the community, with their ultimate goal of providing a range of opportunities for the younger generation. Therefore it is of no great surprise that General Manager, Russell Levenston and Head of Injury Management, Donna Phillips are delighted to announce their new Assist Programme.

The primary aim of the programme is to provide newly qualified sports therapists and physiotherapist the opportunity to work within a professional environment. The therapists involved will be responsible for injury management maintenance and support throughout the season for all teams, events, camps, practice sessions and games both home and away. Thus offering the newly qualified therapists invaluable experience, whilst leaving the players safe in the knowledge they are cosseted in capable hands. As a result, this programme will establish a bank of injury management professionals via training workshops and vital hands on experience.

In addition to the invaluable experience the programme will provide the therapists, The Leicester Riders will also aspire to open their own sports injury clinic, which will open its doors to the paying public, whilst providing season long injury management and support for all Leicester Riders Teams. The copious benefits and impact the Assist Programme will have on both the Riders and the therapists are abundantly clear and further expressed by Head of Injury Management, Donna Phillips who stated;

"I'm really looking forward to starting the Assist Programme. I'm excited about the opportunity this opens up for young people and am happy to be involved in their development. It's a great start for them. I've worked in different areas of sport for the past 13years and am looking forward to sharing my experiences and seeing others benefit."

Equally as enthused by the programme was General Manager Russell Levenston, who openly shared his excitement for the programmes potential impact;

"The Assist programme is a great opportunity for our players to receive the professional aid and advice they require throughout the season, but will also provide essential experience of working within a professional club for the newly qualified sports therapists and physiotherapists, an experience they might otherwise struggle to obtain. I am really excited to witness the potential impact of the programme for all parties involved."



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  URUGUAY   

Standings - LUB

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Capital

Nov. 12: Bohemios - Defensor 94-93
Nov. 12: Un.Atletica - Montevideo 90-73
Nov. 12: Sayago - Aguada 89-91
Nov. 12: Bigua - Welcome 89-83
Nov. 12: Olimpia - Larre Borges 79-68
Nov. 12: Hebraica - Tabare 79-62
Nov. 12: Nacional - Cordon 70-66
Nov. 12: Trouville - Malvin 105-94

Round 10

Nov. 14: Aguada - Malvin 62-76

Regular Season: Round 18

Capital

Nov. 16: Welcome - Sayago
Nov. 16: Olimpia - Nacional
Nov. 16: Montevideo - Bohemios
Nov. 16: Tabare - Trouville
Nov. 17: Aguada - Larre Borges
Nov. 17: Cordon - Un.Atletica
Nov. 17: Defensor - Hebraica
Nov. 17: Malvin - Bigua

Litoral

Nov. 17: Wanderers - Universitario S.
Nov. 17: Juventus Salto - Nacional FB

South

Nov. 17: Albion - Lavalleja
Nov. 17: Flores Trinidad - Lagomar
Nov. 17: Maldonado - Plaza


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Keenan, Trouville28.4 
 2. Baxley, Defensor27.6 
 3. Garcia Moral., Agu.24.8 
 4. Taboada, Un.Atlet.21.6 
 5. Ambres, Nacional19.4 
 6. Jeffries, Bigua19.1 
 7. Wilkerson, Tabare19.1 
 8. Alvarez, Sayago18.8 
 9. Johnson, Bigua18.7 
 10. Jennings, Cordon18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Nacional
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Martin, Nacional15.6 
 2. Faber, Welcome14.3 
 3. Passos, Hebraica12.5 
 4. Shellman, Sayago12.1 
 5. Blankson, Un.Atlet.11.3 
 6. Wilkerson, Tabare10.4 
 7. Keenan, Trouville9.8 
 8. Hayes, Aguada9.5 
 9. Johnson, Bigua9.4 
 10. Myles, Malvin8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Federico BAVOSI
  Un.Atletica
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Bavosi, Un.Atletica6.9 
 2. Barrera, Hebraica6.9 
 3. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.8 
 4. Cortizas, Welcome6.4 
 5. De Gouveia, Tabare5.6 
 6. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.5 
 7. Taboada, Larre B.4.9 
 8. Jeffries, Bigua4.7 
 9. Martinez, Malvin4.6 
 10. Chambers, Monte.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Reggie CHAMBERS
  Monte.
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Chambers, Monte.2.3 
 2. Jennings, Cordon2.2 
 3. Barrera, Hebraica2.2 
 4. Shellman, Sayago2.1 
 5. Nelson, Bohemios2.0 
 6. Rovira, Tabare2.0 
 7. Jeffries, Bigua1.9 
 8. Aguilera, Trouville1.9 
 9. Garcia, Cordon1.9 
 10. Roselli, Larre Bo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory DILLIGARD
  Aguada
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dilligard, Aguada2.5 
 2. Rogers, Un.Atletica2.1 
 3. Johnson, Bigua1.5 
 4. Calfani, Malvin1.4 
 5. Bravo, Defensor1.4 
 6. Faber, Welcome1.4 
 7. Cage, Tabare1.3 
 8. Kanis, Trouville1.3 
 9. Wilkerson, Tabare1.2 
 10. Passos, Hebraica1.1 


Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League (Group: Capital)
Malvin 76 - Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) 16 pts 2 reb. 2 blocks, Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) 14 pts 3 reb. 2 assists, Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) 17 pts 10 reb. 7 assists. Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) 0 pts 1 reb.
Aguada 62 - Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) 18 pts. 12 reb. Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy) 15 pts 12 reb. 2 assists, Alejandro Muro (187-G-74, agency: Players Group) 15 pts 1 reb 5 assists
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Defensor Sporting 102 - Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) 26 pts 7 reb. 2 assists, Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85) 21 pts 12 reb. Gary Hamilton (208-C/F-84, college: Miami, FL) 8 pts 14 reb. 5 assists,
Olimpia 92 - Kyle Hunt (207-F, college: Oklahoma S&A) 25 pts. 13 reb. Juan Silveira (191-G-86, college: Weber St.) 16 pts. 4 reb. 2 assists, Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) 15 pts. 6 reb. 3 assists.



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ABASU has confirmed second semifinals - by Wolfgang Lucena

South American Basketball Association (ABASU) has announced that its second semifinal Group F of the 2012 South American Basketball League, will be played from November 27 until Nov 29

4 professional basketball team are participating in the second semifinal; Flamengo, Uniceub / BRB, Pinheiros (the host team) / Sky Brazil and Tiburones from Venezuela.

Schedule

Semifinal # 2 - Group F
(Sao Paulo Time)

November, 27
20:00 Flamengo (BRA) vs Uniceub BRB
22:10 Pinheiros (BRA) vs TIBURONES (VENEZUELA)

November, 28
20:00 TIBURONES (VENEZUELA) vs Uniceub BRB
22:10 Flamengo (BRA) vs Pinheiros (BRA)

November, 29
20:00 Flamengo (BRA) vs TIBURONES (VENEZUELA)
22:10 Pinheiros (BRA) vs Uniceub (BRA)

The first semifinal will in Buenos Aires on November 20-22 between Argentinian clubs; Liberty Sunchales, Pearol, Regattas and host team Sanitation.





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Women News

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 17: Sloboda - Ilrija
Nov. 17: Vojvodina - Vozdovac
Nov. 17: Athlete Celje - Novi Zagreb
Nov. 17: Radivoj Korac - Vrsac
Nov. 17: PEAC-PECS - Celik
Nov. 17: Partizan - Mladi Krajisnik


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sanja OROZOVIC
  Athlete .
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Orozovic, Athlete22.1 
 2. Bucevac, Vojvodina17.9 
 3. Colic, Radivoj Kor.17.0 
 4. Dabovic, Partizan15.4 
 5. Popovic, Vojvodina14.6 
 6. Markovic, Mladi K.14.4 
 7. Latinovic, Sloboda14.1 
 8. Stankovic, Sloboda14.0 
 9. Kovacevic, Vozdov.14.0 
 10. Jaeschke, PE.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milena MARJANOVIC
  Vrsac
  (193-C-91)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Marjanovic, Vrsac9.9 
 2. Velinovic, Mladi K.9.7 
 3. Jovanovic, Radivo.9.4 
 4. Stankovic, Sloboda9.1 
 5. Radovic, Vozdovac8.9 
 6. Ivancevic, Vojvo.7.7 
 7. Bucevac, Vojvodina7.6 
 8. Jaeschke, PE.7.5 
 9. Orozovic, Athlete7.0 
 10. Karakasevic, Ilri.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina5.1 
 2. Vrancic, Vozdovac4.4 
 3. Jaksic, Vrsac4.4 
 4. Latinovic, Sloboda4.3 
 5. Radocaj, Partizan4.3 
 6. Furesz, PE.3.8 
 7. Zivadinovic, Mladi3.7 
 8. Panic, Ilrija3.5 
 9. Colic, Radivoj Kor.3.1 
 10. Bejtic, Celik3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milica DABOVIC
  Partizan
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dabovic, Partizan3.8 
 2. Kajtaz, Sloboda3.4 
 3. Popovic, Vojvodina3.1 
 4. Abramovic, Athlet.3.0 
 5. Radocaj, Partizan2.9 
 6. Ivancevic, Vojvo.2.8 
 7. Kovacevic, Vozdov.2.7 
 8. Mandic, Partizan2.5 
 9. Stankovic, Sloboda2.3 
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