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  ABA   


Standings

ABA Standings
 1. Las Vegas K. 0-0 
Atlantic South
 1. Atlanta W. 2-0 
 2. Albany S. 1-0 
 3. Atlanta A. 1-0 
 4. Gainesville H. 1-0 
 5. Jacksonville G. 1-0 
 6. Birmingham B. 1-1 
 7. Gulf Coast F. 1-2 
 8. Georgia W. 0-0 
 9. E.Point Jaguars 0-1 
 10. Georgia G. 0-1 
 11. Savannah G. 0-1 
 12. SW Fellowship 0-5 
California Northwest
 1. Fresno F. 4-0 
 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. 0-3 
Canada
 1. ABA-Canada 0-0 
Expansion
 1. Pontiac F. 2-2 
 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. Lynchburg L. 3-0 
 2. S.Carolina W. 2-0 
 3. Palmetto SR 1-0 
 4. Richmond E. 1-0 
 5. Fayetteville F. 1-2 
 6. Carolina D. 0-0 
 7. Columbia, SC 0-0 
 8. Greenville G. 0-0 
 9. Hampton RS 0-1 
 10. Seven Cities K. 0-1 
 11. Tennessee Halos 0-1 
Mid Central
 1. Lima Explosion 4-1 
 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. Peoria P. 0-2 
 10. Oakland CC 0-3 
Northeast
 1. Connecticut T. 0-0 
 2. Jersey Expr. 0-0 
 3. Staten Island V. 0-0 
Pacific Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 4-0 
 2. Alaska Q. 2-0 
 3. Calgary C. 2-0 
 4. Kitsap Adm. 1-1 
 5. Alaska 49ers 0-1 
 6. Olympia Rise 0-1 
 7. Salem Sabres 0-1 
 8. Lakewood P. 0-2 
 9. Washington R. 0-2 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 3-0 
 2. Colorado C. 0-1 
South Central
 1. Jackson S. 3-0 
 2. Conway C. 2-0 
 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. 2-0 
 2. Bahama PS 0-0 
Southern California
 1. Arizona S. 2-0 
 2. Orange County N. 2-2 
 3. San Diego Surf 1-1 
 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. 0-3 
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. Oklahoma S. 0-0 
 7. West Texas W. 0-0 
 8. N.Dallas V. 0-1 
Touring Team
 1. Cleveland Am-Pro 2-1 
 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 


Lynchburg Legends updatings - by Gianni Pascucci

Derek Polley , CEO of the Lynchburg Legends ABA team, has just sent to Usbasket.com an interesting updating about his team that has now a 3-0 record, after defeating the Electric City Lions on November 10, the Hampton Roads Stallions on November 17, and the Seven Cities Knights on November 18.
Quintan Lipkins (5'9''-PG-86) is leading the Legends in scoring with 24.3 points per game, 5 assists and 3 steals, also returning All-Star Damien Hubbard (6'6''-F-84, college: Liberty) is averaging 20 points per contest.
Here is the full, 2012-13 Legends roster :

Damien Hubbard G/F 6'6" 210lbs
Lloyd DeLoatch G 5'11" 175lbs
Ryan King G 6'3" 198lbs
Quintan Lipkins G 5'9" 175lbs
Fayid Williams G/F 6'6" 185lbs
Wayne Ford G 6'1" 175lbs
A.J. Brown F 6'4" 210lbs
Jamaal Bleasdell F 6'8" 215lbs
Cordaro Ellis C 6'9" 260lbs
Jermaine Ferguson G/F 6'4" 225lbs
Mike Brown G/F 6'4" 195lbs
Dedrick Craft G 6'0" 182lbs
Nate Campbell G/F 6'6" 220lbs



Jacksonville Giants still #1 in ABA Power Ranking - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) has just released its Power Rankings through Sunday, November 18th and the defending champion Jacksonville Giants maintained the number one position closely followed by the Arizona Scorpions and the South Carolina Warriors.
"There was quite a bit of movement in the Power Rankings this week," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman . "The Fresno Flight, Jackson Showboats, Seattle Mountaineers, Lynchburg Legends and Conway Cyclones are showing some early strength. This is going to be a great competitive season."

1. Jacksonville Giants (1-0)
2. Arizona Scorpions (2-0)
3. South Carolina Warriors (3-0)
4. Colorado Kings (3-0)
5. Fresno Flight (4-0)
6. Seattle Mountaineers (4-0)
7. Jackson Showboats (3-0)
8. Conway Cyclones (2-0)
9. Lynchburg Legends (3-0)
10. Chicago Steam (1-0)
11. Atlanta Wildcats (2-0)
12. Calgary Crush (2-0)
13. Alaska Quake (2-0)
14. Lima Explosion (4-1)
15. Birmingham Blitz (1-0)
16. San Diego Surf (1-1)
17. Richmond Elite (1-0)
18. Texas Fuel (1-0)
19. Gulf Coast Flash (2-1)
20. West Texas Whirlwind (1-0)
21. Palmetto State Warriors (1-0)
22. North Dallas Vandals (0-1)
23. Albany Shockwave (1-0)
24. Orange County Novastars (2-2)
25. Phenix City Bombers (2-1)
26. Detroit Hoops (2-0)
27. Pontiac Firebirds (2-2)
28. Los Angeles Slam (0-1)
29. Kitsap Admirals (1-0)
30. Gainesville Heat (1-1)
31. Las Vegas Defenders (0-3
32. Sacramento Heatwave (2-3)

Note: Several top teams have not yet started their seasons and are unranked. For more information, visit www.abalive.com or any of the team's websites



Faust scores 56 pts in Gwizzlies loss - by Gianni Pascucci

ABA Power Ranked Phenix City Bombers needed 51 minutes to beat the visiting team the Georgia Gwizzlies on Saturday 17. The game which had the makings of classic, was not decided until final 11 seconds in the overtime. Cornelius Thomas and David Thomas led the Bombers, with 26 and 20 pts, respectively. Gwizzlies All-star candidate Rashad Faust (6'8''-F-87), in spite of being triple teamed the entire second half had a subpar 56 points. Webb Dunnell (6'6''-G-89, agency: Ronsport, college: San Diego CC) also had a quiet night with 35 points.
The Gwizzlies 2012/13 Team Roster is made of :

6/6 KENNETH SHERMAN
6/3 JHASON CLARK
5/10 CARL JEAN-BART
6/6 DUNNELL WEBoB
6/8 RASHAD FAUSoT
6/3 CAZ CARTER
6/5 ISIAH WOODS
6/4 ALI RAMADAN
5/8 JAVON JOHNSON
6/4 WILLIAM BENTON
6/3 JUSTIN CROOMS
6/7 DEWAIN PITTMAN
6/2 RAMAR SMITH (on injury reserve until late Feb 2013)
6/9 KAM SHEPHERD (suspended, his agent stated he got called up by FIBA team)



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 18: Cedevita - Szolnok 91-86
Nov. 19: Un.Olimpija - Partizan 82-86
Nov. 18: Crvena Zvezda - Krka 79-61
Nov. 17: Igokea - MZT Skopje 79-55
Nov. 17: Buducnost - Zadar 76-60
Nov. 17: Radnicki KG - Siroki WWin 73-59
Nov. 17: KK Split - Cibona 72-62

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 24: Zadar - MZT Skopje
Nov. 24: Szolnok - Igokea
Nov. 25: Partizan - Cedevita
Nov. 25: Krka - Un.Olimpija
Nov. 24: Cibona - Crvena Zvezda
Nov. 24: Siroki WWin - KK Split
Nov. 24: Buducnost - Radnicki KG


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romeo TRAVIS
  Zadar
  (201-PF-84)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Travis, Zadar15.8 
 2. Lucic, Partizan15.4 
 3. Rakocevic, Crvena15.0 
 4. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.8 
 5. White, Radnicki KG14.7 
 6. Bader, Szolnok14.4 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.14.4 
 8. Mimica, KK Split14.1 
 9. Capin, Radnicki KG13.2 
 10. Brown, Crvena Z.12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Bader, Szolnok8.9 
 2. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.3 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin8.1 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.3 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.1 
 6. Brown, Crvena Z.6.5 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.5.9 
 8. Kastropil, Zadar5.7 
 9. Vujcic, KK Split5.7 
 10. Musli, Partizan5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG4.5 
 2. Simon, Szolnok4.3 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.2 
 4. Subotic, KK Split4.1 
 5. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.9 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea3.6 
 7. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 8. Popovic, Buducnost3.3 
 9. Strawberry, Cibona2.9 
 10. Green, Cedevita2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Sasu SALIN
  Un.Olimpija
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Salin, Un.Olimpija2.0 
 2. White, Radnicki KG2.0 
 3. Strawberry, Cibona1.8 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 5. Green, Cedevita1.8 
 6. Kalve, Szolnok1.7 
 7. Stemberger, Igokea1.6 
 8. Worthington, Radni.1.6 
 9. Capin, Radnicki KG1.5 
 10. Prepelic, Un.Olim.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.4 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.1.2 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.1 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok0.8 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 6. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.7 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split0.7 
 8. Edwards, Igokea0.6 
 9. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 10. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.6 


Round 9: Partizan edged Union Olimpija to close the round - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game of round 9 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. Twelfth ranked KK Split won against visiting Cibona (4-5) 72-62. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 37-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Toni Dijan (205-83) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Andrija Zizic (207-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for Cibona. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KK Split moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Cibona. KK Split is looking forward to face HKK Siroki WWin (#12) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Cibona will play at home against Zvezda (#5) in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Adriatic League top team - Bosnian Igokea (7-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (4-5) in Aleksandrovac 79-55. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Milan Dozet chipped in 20 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) with 14 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Igokea maintains first place with 7-2 record, which they share with Partizan. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Igokea will play against bottom-ranked Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok in the next round which should be another easy win for them. MZT Skopje will play on the road against KK Zadar (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Ljubljana was also quite interesting. Second ranked Serbian Partizan (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (4-5). Partizan managed to secure a 4-point victory 86-82 on Monday. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) nailed 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Jaka Blazic came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for Un.Olimpija in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending Serbian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Igokea. Un.Olimpija at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Partizan will meet at home Cedevita (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Un.Olimpija will play against Krka (#7) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 9: bottom-ranked Szolnok was beaten by Cedevita on the road 91-86. Crvena Zvezda won against Krka on its own court 79-61. Zadar unfortunately lost to Buducnost in Podgorica 60-76. Radnicki KG managed to beat Siroki WWin at home 73-59.
The most impressive performance of 9th round was 23 points by Marko Sutalo of Siroki WWin.


Un.Olimpija - Partizan 82-86

The game in Ljubljana was also quite interesting. Second ranked Serbian Partizan (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (4-5). Partizan managed to secure a 4-point victory 86-82 on Monday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Un.Olimpija won third quarter 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Partizan won last quarter 22-19. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) nailed 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 13 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Jaka Blazic (196-90) came up with 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Australian-New Zealand center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St.) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Un.Olimpija in the defeat. Four Un.Olimpija players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending Serbian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Igokea. Un.Olimpija at the other side keeps the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Partizan will meet at home Cedevita (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Un.Olimpija will play against Krka (#7) in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan: V.Lucic 13+6reb+1ast, D.Gordon 12+7reb+2ast, D.Musli 12+2reb+2ast, N.Milutinov 8+1reb+1ast, D.Milosavljevic 8+3reb+3ast, D.Bertans 8+3reb
Un.Olimpija: J.Blazic 22+5reb+1ast, K.Prepelic 16+1reb+2ast, A.Baynes 16+7reb, D.Page 11+6reb+3ast, A.Omic 6, D.Waters 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 183686


Cedevita - Szolnok 91-86

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Croatian Cedevita (6-3) beat bottom-ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-7) in Zagreb 91-86 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cedevita made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 14 points and 5 rebounds. Five Cedevita players scored in double figures. point guard Balazs Simon (187-80, agency: Court Side) came up with 16 points and 4 assists and American forward Brandon Gay (203-82, college: San Diego, agency: Edge Sports) added 18 points respectively for Szolnok in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Cedevita maintains third place with 6-3 record behind leader Igokea. Szolnok lost third consecutive game. Defending Hungarian champion stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Cedevita will meet league's second-placed Partizan in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Szolnok will play against the league's leader Igokea (#1) in Aleksandrovac and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: B.Wright 18+5reb+4ast, M.Gelabale 15+4reb, P.Suput 14+5reb+1ast, M.Bilan 11+5reb+1ast, V.Ilievski 10+1reb+2ast, J.Nurkic 9+1reb+1ast
Szolnok: B.Gay 18+3reb, B.Simon 16+2reb+4ast, A.Horvath 14+2reb+2ast, E.Kalve 8+3reb+2ast, M.Szabo 8+3reb+1ast, S.Sehovic 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183687


Crvena Zvezda - Krka 79-61

Everything could happen in Beograd at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Serbian Zvezda and 7th ranked Slovenian Krka had identical 4-4 record. This time Zvezda used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Novo Mesto 79-61 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Zvezda. Krka managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. American center Elton Brown (206-83, college: Virginia) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) accounted for 15 points. Zvezda's coach Vlada Vukoicic used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Croatian point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) came up with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Krka in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zvezda have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Buducnost and Radnicki KG. Defending Slovenian champion Krka keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Zvezda will meet Cibona (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Krka will play against Un.Olimpija (#8) in Ljubljana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: E.Brown 15+12reb+2ast, I.Rakocevic 15+2reb+2ast, B.Savovic 14+5reb, D.Nelson 10+2reb+2ast, V.Radivojevic 7+4reb+2ast, M.Scott 6+3reb+1ast
Krka: J.Vladovic 11+6reb+5ast, D.Lorbek 11+2reb+1ast, J.Lalic 10+8reb+2ast, S.Pavic 10+5reb, U.Lucic 8+1reb+2ast, E.Muric 7+6reb
gschID: 183685


Igokea - MZT Skopje 79-55

Adriatic League top team - Bosnian Igokea (7-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (4-5) in Aleksandrovac 79-55. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. The game without a history. Igokea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Serbian Milan Dozet (203-79) chipped in 20 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) with 14 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian power forward Uros Nikolic (207-87) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Igokea maintains first place with 7-2 record, which they share with Partizan. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Igokea will play against bottom-ranked Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok in the next round which should be another easy win for them. MZT Skopje will play on the road against KK Zadar (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Igokea: M.Dozet 20+3reb+2ast, M.Brkic 18+9reb+1ast, B.Jorovic 14+4reb+2ast, M.Komatina 8+2reb+1ast, N.Joksimovic 6+2reb+2ast, C.Hammonds 5+5reb+7ast
MZT Skopje: D.Stojanovski 14+1reb, G.Cekovski 14+6reb+3ast, U.Nikolic 10+7reb, C.Davis 6+1reb+1ast, K.Nikolovski 4+5reb, O.Stojanovski 3+3ast
gschID: 183688


Buducnost - Zadar 76-60

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (5-4) won against 12th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (3-6) in Podgorica 76-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. Buducnost led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 14 points for the winning side and Finnish-American center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU) accounted for 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Croatian-Bosnian power forward Jozo Brkic (212-86, agency: Interperformances) came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Chaisson Allen (192-89, college: Northeastern) added 8 points and 5 assists respectively for KK Zadar in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda and Radnicki KG. Loser KK Zadar keeps the twelfth position with six games lost. They share it with Siroki WWin. Buducnost will meet at home Radnicki KG (#6) in the next round. KK Zadar will play against MZT Skopje (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: G.Lee 15+4reb, C.Vitkovac 14+4reb+3ast, V.Mihailovic 9+2ast, N.Ivanovic 9+3reb, A.Popovic 8+2reb+3ast, D.Bost 5+6reb+4ast
Zadar: J.Brkic 14+5reb+1ast, R.Travis 9+4reb+1ast, C.Allen 8+2reb+5ast, I.Ivanov 7+2reb, G.Vrbanc 7+2reb, M.Ramljak 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 183682


Radnicki KG - Siroki WWin 73-59

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (3-6) lost to sixth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (5-4) in Kragujevac 59-73 on Saturday. The game without a history. Radnicki KG led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) nailed 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds. Radnicki KG's coach Miroslav Nikolic used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) came up with 23 points and Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for HKK Siroki WWin in the defeat. Radnicki KG have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda and Buducnost. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the twelfth position with six games lost. They share it with Zadar. Radnicki KG will meet Buducnost (#4) in the next round. HKK Siroki WWin will play against KK Split (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Radnicki KG: T.White 17+9reb+3ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 13+7reb, A.Capin 9+3reb+1ast, M.Worthington 7+4reb+1ast, S.Sinovec 7+3reb+2ast, S.Markovic 5+2reb+1ast
Siroki WWin: M.Sutalo 23+3reb+2ast, D.Planinic 12+7reb+2ast, Z.Sakic 11+8reb+3ast, K.Vragovic 5+2reb+2ast, R.Rikic 4, I.Ramljak 2+7reb+1ast
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KK Split - Cibona 72-62

The most interesting game of round 9 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. Twelfth ranked KK Split won against visiting Cibona (4-5) 72-62. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 37-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Toni Dijan (205-83) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four KK Split players scored in double figures. Center Andrija Zizic (207-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Serbian center Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-87) added 7 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Cibona. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. KK Split moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Cibona. KK Split is looking forward to face HKK Siroki WWin (#12) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Cibona will play at home against Zvezda (#5) in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KK Split: J.Sobin 17+6reb+4ast, T.Dijan 13+8reb+3ast, V.Vukusic 10+5reb+2ast, N.Vujcic 10+3reb+2ast, S.Subotic 9+3reb+7ast, I.Mimica 6+3reb
Cibona: A.Zizic 17+3reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 10+2reb+2ast, D.Kus 9+3reb, M.Jagodic Kuridza 7+8reb+1ast, M.Rozic 5+1reb, P.Marcinkovic 5+4reb+1ast
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Bombers win! - by Justin Moore

Beltway Bombers defeated the Winchester Storm 112-86 in the Bombers home opener. APBL All-Stars Rogers Barnes (6'4''-G/F-86, college: Morgan St.) [25pts] and Hugh Jones (6'5''-G/F-80) [21pts] led a balanced team scoring attack, joined by Jamaal Wise (6'6''-F-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Rhode Island) [18pts] and Mike Keyes (6'5''-F) [15pts]. The Bombers exploded in the 3rd quarter going on a 31-17 run to push the lead out, and close the game with a 26 point win.

In addition to having four players scoring in double figures, the talented and deep Bombers had key contributions behind the power dunks and blocks of Mike Anderson; speed and pressure defense of Brian Smith; poise and ball-handling of Chris Howard (6'3''-G-86, college: S.Florida); inside presence and physicality of Lawrence Felder (6'9''-F/C-76, college: Salem Intern.), Stacey Daniels (6'7''-F), and David Bailey (6'9''-F-83, college: Prince George CC); and the veteran leadership of Steven Miles (6'3''-G-81, college: American) and Myron Howe.

The Bombers next game is on the road in West Virginia on Sunday, December 2nd to play the West Virginia Monarchs.



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Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Lanus 12-5 
 2. Regatas C. 12-5 
 3. Libertad S. 11-5 
 4. Penarol 11-5 
 5. Olimpico LB 11-7 
 6. Argentino 10-8 
 7. Quimsa 9-8 
 8. Sionista 9-9 
 9. Atenas 9-9 
 10. GECR Indalo 8-9 
 11. Wuber-Est.Bahia 7-8 
 12. Boca Jrs 7-9 
 13. Union Progr. 6-10 
 14. Obras 5-11 
 15. 9 de Julio 4-13 
 16. La Union 4-14 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 4

Nov. 18: Quimsa - GECR Indalo 93-76
Nov. 18: 9 de Julio - Atenas 83-86
Nov. 18: Boca Jrs - Union Progr. 83-70
Nov. 18: Sionista - Penarol 82-79
Nov. 18: Argentino - Olimpico LB 73-60
Nov. 18: Obras - La Union 71-58

Second Stage: Round 5

Nov. 23: 9 de Julio - Sionista
Nov. 23: Olimpico LB - Boca Jrs
Nov. 23: La Union - Libertad S.
Nov. 23: GECR Indalo - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Nov. 23: Argentino - Regatas C.
Nov. 23: Atenas - Obras
Nov. 23: Union Progr. - Quimsa
Nov. 23: Lanus - Penarol


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 16: Sport Club - Ciclista 92-67
Nov. 16: Alvear - Obera TC 89-70
Nov. 16: Rocamora - Huracan 85-81
Nov. 16: Banda Norte - Quilmes MP 79-77
Nov. 18: Alianza Viedma - Bragado 79-76
Nov. 16: MH Basket - San Lorenzo Ch. 79-70
Nov. 16: Instituto Cor. - Union Sunch 79-62
Nov. 16: Estudian.Con. - Atl.Echague 75-50
Nov. 16: Sarmiento - San Mart.C. 69-76

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 23: Sarmiento - La Union
Nov. 23: San Mart.C. - Estudian.Con.
Nov. 23: Atl.Echague - Instituto Cor.
Nov. 23: Union Sunch - Alvear
Nov. 23: Obera TC - San Isidro
Nov. 23: MH Basket - Sport Club
Nov. 23: San Lorenzo Ch. - Alianza Viedma
Nov. 23: Bragado - Banda Norte
Nov. 23: Huracan - Ciclista
Nov. 25: Quilmes MP - Rocamora


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

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

Emanuel Ginobili
Emanuel Ginobili
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international shooting guard Emanuel Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA). He led San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Denver Nuggets (4-6) crushing them 126-100 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Ginobili was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points and added 4 assists in 23 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have a very solid 8-2 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Ginobili's 11th year with the team. Ginobili has relatively good stats this season: 9.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 56.7%(17-30), 3FGP: 29.0% and FT: 75.0% in the eight games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Ginobili is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Luis Scola
Luis Scola
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Luis Scola (206-80, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Phoenix Suns (4-7) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Scola's very good performance the Phoenix Suns were defeated in an overtime 112-106 at home by the Chicago Bulls. He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 14 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Scola's first year with the team. Scola has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 81.5%. Scola is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Spanish. He is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Andres Nocioni (199-79, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Nocioni was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Caja Laboral (5-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Caja Laboral lost 68-77 on their home court in Vitoria to the higher-ranked (#9) Blusens Monbus. Nocioni was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Nocioni's first year with the team. Nocioni belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #4 with 15.7ppg. This year his other stats are: 5.1rpg, 2FGP: 56.3%(27-48), 3FGP: 65.0%(13-20) and FT: 68.0% in the seven games. Nocioni has both Italian and Argentinian nationalities. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Carlos Delfino
Carlos Delfino
   #4. Small forward Carlos Delfino (200-82, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the Houston Rockets (4-6) in their game against the Miami Heat (8-3) in the NBA. He scored 8 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Houston Rockets were edged 113-110 on the road by the Heat. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Delfino's first season with the team. This year Delfino has relatively solid stats: 8.1ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.9apg. He also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Delfino is also Argentinian national team player.

Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni
   #5. International point guard Pablo Prigioni (190-77, currently plays in NBA) managed to help New York Knicks in a victory against the Orlando Magic (3-6) 99-89 in the NBA last Tuesday. He scored 5 points in 7 minutes. The New York Knicks have quite an impressive 7-1 record this season. This year Prigioni's overall stats are: 2.8ppg and 2.8apg in the eight games. Similarly like Delfino and Nocioni above he holds both Italian and Argentinian passports. Prigioni plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #6. Point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in an CB Canarias' victory against the closely-ranked Cajasol (1-7) 79-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Richotti was the best player in that game. He recorded 15 points in 22 minutes. Iberostar Canarias Tenerife (1-7) is placed 14th in the ACB. This year Richotti's total stats are: 8.3ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.4apg in the eight games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #7. International forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-7) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (5-3) in the Spanish ACB. Mainoldi scored 5 points in 29 minutes. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was edged 79-76 in Barcelona by the much higher-ranked (#7) Regal FC. It was Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's third consecutive loss in a row. Mainoldi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's roster. He is the league's best rebounder with 7.9rpg. This year Mainoldi also averages: 8.6ppg in the eight games. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Patricio Garino
Patricio Garino
   #8. Swingman Patricio Garino (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to G.Washington's surprising victory against the Boston University 72-59 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Garino scored 9 points and added 4 assists (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). The The George Washington University has conference record this season. This year Garino averages only 8.6ppg. He used to play for the Argentinian U19 national team last year.

Matias Bortolin
Matias Bortolin
   #9. Former U17 international center Matias Bortolin (205-93, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help the league outsider Arkadia Lions (0-7) in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart (4-3) in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Bortolin cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. The bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions were crushed 90-58 in Oberwart by the higher-ranked Redwell Gunners (#7). So far Arkadia Lions lost all seven games in the Regular Season. Bortolin belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2. He has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2bpg and 1.3spg. Bortolin used to play for the Argentinian U17 national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) led Matera to a victory over the closely-ranked Treviglio (7-2) 82-66 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Monday night. He was the best player in that game. Vico scored 28 points (!!!) and grabbed 4 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Bawer Matera (8-2) is placed first in the Nazionale A. Vico has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.6apg and 3.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #2. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Tezenis VE (4-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Ghersetti's very good performance Tezenis VE was edged 80-77 on the road by the higher-ranked C.de Latte BRE (#5). He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Ghersetti also added 4 rebounds. Ghersetti has reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9apg and 2.4spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #3. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Pall.Trento's victory against the 13th-ranked FCM Ferentino (1-5) 87-81 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Forray recorded 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (made all of his six free throws) in 25 minutes. Pallacanestro Trento 2009 (3-3) is placed ninth in the Lega2. Forray has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg and 2.2spg in the six games he played so far. Similarly like Ghersetti and Vico above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #4. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help AcegasAps TR (4-3) in their game against LeGamberi Foods Forlž (3-4) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Filloy recorded 9 points and added 4 assists. But AcegasAps TR was defeated 76-70 at home by the lower-ranked LeGamberi Foods Forlž (#11). Filloy has reliable stats this season: 11.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.4apg and 1.1spg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Despite Filloy's Argentinian nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #5. Pablo Bertone (193-G-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Florida Atlantic in their game against the University of North Carolina in the NCAA. Bertone scored 9 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes. But the Florida Atlantic (#47) was crushed 80-56 in Chapel Hill, NC by the University of North Carolina. This year Bertone averages only 8.6ppg in the eight games.

   #6. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams LeGamberi Foods Forlž in their game against Fileni BPA Jesi in the Italian Lega2 (second division). He scored 6 points. His team was defeated 70-63. Musso has averaged so far 6.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg. He holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #7. Brian Savoy (192-SG-92, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams SAM Massagno 83-65 in the Swiss LNA on Sunday night. Savoy scored 8 points in 15 minutes. Savoy has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 1.5rpg in the six games. He has Argentinian and Swiss nationalities. Despite Savoy's Argentinian passport, he currently plays for the Swiss U20 national team and cannot be called to the Argentinian team.

   #8. Alejandro Bortolussi (202-F-89, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Leche Rio Breogan Lugo to win against one of league's weakest teams Melilla Baloncesto 64-57 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Bortolussi recorded only 3 points. Bortolussi has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 1.1rpg. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Spanish.

   #9. Pablo Gamaleri (194-F-93, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help the league outsider Arkadia Lions in their game against Redwell Gunners Oberwart in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Gamaleri recorded 9 points in 18 minutes. His team were crushed by 32 points 90-58. Gamaleri has averaged so far 7.7ppg and 3.0rpg in the three games. He holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #10. Martin Calvo (198-F-88, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers in their game against Leicester Riders in the British BBL. Calvo cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was crushed by 39 points 79-40. Calvo has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 3.0apg. He has Argentinian and Spanish nationalities.



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Johnson wins Round 7 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

After leading his side to a huge road win in Perth on Friday night, Adelaide 36ers big man Daniel Johnson (212-C-88, college: Pepperdine) has taken out the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week for Round Seven of the iiNet NBL Championship.

Johnson was instrumental in the 36ers being able to spoil the Wildcats party to celebrate the opening of Perth Arena. The 212cm centre scored 21 points and added 15 rebounds, as well as one assist and one steal. He went 8-of-18 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. He also made a critical bucket with 35 seconds remaining in the game that helped seal the win.

Johnsons efforts helped the 36ers to a huge upset win over last seasons runners-up and silenced the Perth-record crowd of 11,562 who flocked to see the Cats first game at the new state-of-the-art Perth Arena.

The Adelaide centre took out the award from Sydneys Ben Madgen and Wollongongs Adris 2Hard2Guard Deleon.

Madgen scored 23 points and added three rebounds and two assists as the Kings scored a 72-67 road win over Melbourne on Sunday in a fiery encounter.

Deleon put on a second half masterclass for the Hawks and helped Wollongong come back from16 points down to record a remarkable 73-59 victory in Wollongong on Saturday. Deleon had 23 points, three rebounds and two assists for the game.

Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Seven included Alex Pledger (New Zealand), Jonny Flynn (Melbourne), Oscar Forman (Wollongong), Adam Ballinger (Melbourne), Alex Loughton (Cairns), Matt Knight (Perth), Anthony Petrie (Adelaide), Ian Crosswhite (Sydney) and Cedric Jackson (New Zealand).



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

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

Aaron Baynes
Aaron Baynes
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in Adriatic League). Baynes led his Slovenian team Un.Olimpija to a victory over the league outsider Szolnok (2-7) crushing them 83-63 in the Adriatic League last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Baynes scored 24 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (4-4) is placed seventh in the Adriatic League. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Baynes' first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 2FGP: 64.9%(37-57) and FT: 46.7%. Baynes has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. He is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in VTB United League). Maric was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the seventh-ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (2-2) crushing them 93-64 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. He scored 19 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (4-2) is placed fourth in group B. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Maric is ranked first on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 10.2rpg. This year his other stats are: 11.8ppg, 1.7spg and FT: 57.9% in the six games he played so far. Maric is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center David Andersen (212-80, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey. He could not help Fenerbahce Ulker (3-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Andersen's very good performance the third-placed Fenerbahce Ulker was edged 71-70 on the road by the leading Khimky in the group A of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Andersen also added 7 rebounds. It's Andersen's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 7.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 41.9% and FT: 77.8%. Andersen is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #4. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) was the main contributor in a G.Canaria 2014's victory against the 15th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-7) crushing them 73-52 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Newley recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (6-2) is placed second in the ACB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Newley has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg in the eight games. He is also Australian national team player.

Matt Nielsen
Matt Nielsen
   #5. An experienced international forward Matt Nielsen (208-78, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned David Andersen in the Euroleague last game. Nielsen contributed to a 1-point Khimky's victory against the third-ranked Fenerbahce Ulker (3-3) 71-70. He scored 9 points and added 3 passes. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Nielsen averages: 4.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.7apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #6. Power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-8) crushing them 89-47 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Jawai recorded 12 points in a mere 15 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (5-3) is placed seventh in the ACB. This year Jawai's overall stats are: 6.8ppg and 4.9rpg in the eight games. He is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team three years ago.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #7. Former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) contributed to an easy victory against the Denver Nuggets (4-6) crushing them 126-100 in the NBA last Saturday. Mills recorded 10 points. The San Antonio Spurs have a very solid 8-2 record this season. Mills' total stats this year are: 5.3ppg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

David Barlow
David Barlow
   #8. Power forward David Barlow (205-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help UCAM Murcia (24-6) in their last game. Despite Barlow's very good performance his team was edged in an overtime 99-97 at home by the second-ranked G.Canaria 2014. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Barlow also added 8 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 38 minutes. This year Barlow's total stats are: 7.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg in the eight games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #9. International small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Euroleague) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nathan Jawai. But that was another game of his team in Euroleague which we would like to mention. Ingles contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Brose Baskets Bamberg (2-4) crushing them 86-66. He scored 6 points and added 3 passes. Regal FC Barcelona (6-0) is placed first in group D. So far his team won all six games in the Regular Season. Ingles has averaged so far 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Anthony Drmic
Anthony Drmic
   #10. Swingman Anthony Drmic (198-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a Boise St.'s victory against the Oakland University 88-80 in the NCAA last Tuesday. Drmic had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 34 minutes. The Boise State University has conference record this season. Drmic has averaged so far 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg in the six games. He is international player as one years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. International forward Ryan Broekhoff (201-90, currently studies in the States) helped Valparaiso win their game against the Northern Illinois University crushing them 69-46 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Broekhoff recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 13 rebounds. Broekhoff has averaged so far 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #12. U19 international forward Dan Trist (206-92, is currently at the American university) helped Lafayette win their n overtime game against the Long Island University 98-94 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. Trist recorded 30 points (!!!) in 32 minutes. Trist has averaged so far 4.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.0apg in the six games. He used to play for the Australian U19 national team last year.

   #13. Former international center Julian Khazzouh (209-86, currently plays in Lebanon) helped Sagesse win their game against the eighth-ranked Antranik crushing them 104-74 in a derby game in the Lebanese Division A last Sunday. Khazzouh recorded 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Khazzouh has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.0apg and 2.0bpg. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

   #14. International power forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Adriatic League) helped his Serbian team Radnicki KG win their game against the 12th-ranked HKK Siroki WWin 73-59 in the Adriatic League on Saturday night. Worthington scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. Worthington has reliable stats this year: 12.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.6spg in the nine games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. International guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped St.Mary's, CA win their game against the Utah State University 67-58 in the NCAA last Thursday. He recorded 21 points and added 3 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 40 minutes. Dellavedova averaged so far 14.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg in the nine games. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (191-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 101-114 on the road to the Brooklyn Nets. Irving was the second best scorer with 34 points. He also added 4 boards, passed 8 assists and added 3 steals (went 14 for 14 at the free throw line !!!) in 38 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Irving's second season in pro basketball. It was Cavaliers' sixth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Irving is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 22.9ppg. He also averaged so far 3.7rpg, 5.6apg and 1.1spg in the 10 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Despite his Australian passport, Irving previously played for the USA U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Australian team. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Adrien Sturt (209-C-86, college: Snow CC, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL was not able to help one of league's weakest teams London Lions (4-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Sturt's very good performance London Lions was defeated 87-73 in Glasgow by the higher-ranked Rocks (#6). He was the top scorer with 22 points. Sturt also added 6 rebounds. Sturt's stats this season are: 14.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg.

   #3. Mathiang Muo (196-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Charleston So. in their last game on Sunday. Despite Muo's very good performance the Charleston So. was defeated 82-73 in Tucson, AZ by the University of Arizona. He scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Muo's stats this season are: 14.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Sudanese.

   #4. Experienced Michael Kingma (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, currently plays in Holland) couldn't help Groningen (6-3) in their game against Weert (3-6) in the Dutch Eredivisie. Kingma scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Groningen was defeated 83-77 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Weert (#8). Kingma has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 4.0rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Dutch.

   #5. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-G-85, currently plays in Germany) led Duesseldorf Baskets to a victory against the league leader BV Chemnitz 99 (8-0) 83-69 in the German ProA (second division) last Sunday. Tzakopoulos recorded 11 points and added 5 passes in 27 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Duesseldorf Baskets (8-2) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Tzakopoulos has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg in the 10 games. He has both Greek and Australian nationalities.

   #6. Majok Majok (203-F, currently studies in the States) contributed to a Ball St.'s victory against the Wofford College 66-61 in the NCAA in Friday night's game. Majok scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. Majok has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg in the 10 games. He also holds two passports: Australian and Sudanese.

   #7. Dexter Kernich-Drew (198-G-91, is currently at the American university) helped Washington St. win their game against the Utah Valley University crushing them 72-49 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Kernich-Drew scored 14 points. Kernich-Drew has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg.

   #8. Venky Jois (201-F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the E.Washington in their last game on Monday. Despite his good performance the E.Washington was badly defeated 96-79 in Northridge, CA by the Cal State - Northridge. Jois recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Jois has averaged so far 6.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.3apg.

   #9. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany) helped Science City Jena win their game against the closely-ranked ETB Wohnbau 93-82 in the German ProA (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. Jeka averaged so far 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 4.3apg in the 10 games. He has dual citizenship: British and Australian.

   #10. Damon Heuir (188-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the S.Utah in their game against the The University of Nevada in the NCAA, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. Heuir recorded 14 points and added 3 passes in 34 minutes. But his team was badly defeated by 18 points 79-61. Heuir averaged so far 12.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 4.3apg in the 10 games.



Daniel Johnson claims Australian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Daniel Johnson (212-C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for 36ers and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 24-year old center had a double-double of 21 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team edged out Wildcats (#5, 3-3) 69-65. 36ers maintains the 3rd position in Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. 36ers will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Johnson turned to be 36ers' top player in his first season with the team. Pepperdine University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in points (8th best: 14.4ppg) and rebounds (2nd best: 8.1rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old Dominican Rep. guard Adris Deleon (180-G-84) of second-ranked Hawks. Deleon impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Hawks to another comfortable win 73-59 over the lower-ranked Taipans (#6, 3-5) being unquestionably team leader. Hawks' second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Deleon is a newcomer at Hawks 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 16.9ppg (#2).

The third best performed player last round was American Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) of top-ranked Breakers. Jackson scored 10 points and passed eleven assists (!!!). He was a key player of Breakers, leading his team to a 93-63 easy win against Crocodiles (#8, 0-9). Breakers confirms their top position in the standings Jackson has a great season in Australia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.8ppg (4th best) and assists with 8.4apg (best passer). He also has 2.8spg and FGP: 54.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) of Kings - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ian Crosswhite (210-C-82) of Kings - 11 points and 14 rebounds
6. Alex Pledger (213-C-87) of Breakers - 18 points and 7 rebounds
7. Oscar Forman (205-F/C-82) of Hawks - 15 points and 9 rebounds
8. Adam Ballinger (205-F/C-79) of Tigers - 15 points and 8 rebounds
9. Anthony Petrie (203-F/C-83) of 36ers - 12 points and 10 rebounds
10. CJ Bruton (188-G-75) of Breakers - 15 points and 4 rebounds

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



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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 18: Gmunden - BC Vienna 93-76
Nov. 19: Klosterneub. - Wels 80-78
Nov. 18: Arkadia - Kapfenberg 77-98
Nov. 18: Gussing - Furstenfeld 73-79
Nov. 17: St.Polten - Oberwart 69-80

Regular Season: Round 9

Dec. 21: Kapfenberg - Klosterneub.
Dec. 22: St.Polten - BC Vienna
Dec. 22: Gmunden - UBSC Graz
Dec. 22: Oberwart - Wels
Dec. 22: Arkadia - Gussing


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Tiedeman, Wels23.6 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.23.1 
 3. Dale, UBSC G.20.7 
 4. Shaw, Kapfenberg19.9 
 5. Lamesic, Wels19.5 
 6. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.9 
 7. Spasojevic, Arkadia18.7 
 8. Grum, Furstenfeld18.6 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna17.9 
 10. Gradnigo, Oberwart17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.13.3 
 2. Heard, Gussing9.0 
 3. Speiser, St.Polten8.7 
 4. Trmal, BC Vienna7.9 
 5. Lamesic, Wels7.6 
 6. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.7.3 
 7. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.3 
 8. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.1 
 9. Johnson, Oberwart7.1 
 10. Suljanovic, Klost.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.3 
 2. O''Neal, Furstenfeld5.4 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.4 
 4. Woods, Kapfenberg5.3 
 5. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.3 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.4.3 
 7. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.9 
 8. Schaal, UBSC G.3.9 
 9. Edwards, Oberwart3.7 
 10. Danek, BC Vienna3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.4 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.0 
 3. Boylan, BC Vienna1.9 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.1.7 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.5 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.5 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.4 
 9. Graf, Arkadia1.4 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.3 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.1 
 4. Washington, Wels1.0 
 5. Cresnar, Furstenf.0.9 
 6. Cox, Furstenfeld0.7 
 7. Greimeister, Klost.0.7 
 8. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 9. Arnold, Gmunden0.6 
 10. Weber, Gussing0.6 


A Bundesliga Round 8: Gmunden Swans hand first loss to BC Vienna - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated BC Vienna (7-1) on the court of sixth ranked Gmunden Swans on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Gmunden Swans 93-76. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BC Vienna. The game without a history. Gmunden Swans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds for BC Vienna. Gmunden Swans have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BC Vienna at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. BC Vienna will play against St.Polten (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Klosterneuburg. Fourth ranked Xion Dukes (5-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-ranked Raiffeisen Wels (5-3) 80-78 in the game for the second place. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Kevin Payton who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Bosnian guard Mirza Ahmetbasic (193-87, college: Abil.Christian, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 25 points. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels. Xion Dukes will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) on the road in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Gussing Knights (4-3) against ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (3-4) on Sunday night. Host Gussing Knights were defeated by Furstenfeld Panthers in a tough game in Gussing 73-79. The winners were led by Maurice Pearson who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds. Even 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists by Thomas Klepeisz did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. Furstenfeld Panthers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with UBSC Graz. Loser Gussing Knights dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Furstenfeld Panthers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gussing Knights will play against Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-3) 98-77. The best player for the winners was Joe Dean Shaw who scored 27 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and it may be the game of the week. Arkadia Lions will play at home against Gussing Knights (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 8 Oberwart beat St.Polten on the road 80-69.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Mario Edwards of Oberwart.


Klosterneub. - Wels 80-78

Important game to mention about took place in Klosterneuburg. Fourth ranked Xion Dukes (5-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-ranked Raiffeisen Wels (5-3) 80-78 in the game for the second place. Raiffeisen Wels were ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 29-18 charge of Xion Dukes, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Raiffeisen Wels 48-20 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and international guard Kevin Payton (196-86, college: Minnesota) who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Five Xion Dukes players scored in double figures. Bosnian guard Mirza Ahmetbasic (193-87, college: Abil.Christian, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 25 points and American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels. Xion Dukes will play against Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) on the road in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Wels: M.Ahmetbasic 25+2reb+1ast, T.Tiedeman 18+4reb+4ast, D.Lamesic 16+6reb+1ast, A.Farokhmanesh 8+3reb+7ast, D.Washington 6+4reb+2ast, R.Vieider 5+1reb
Klosterneub.: M.Lanegger 18+12reb+3ast, K.Payton 16+10reb+1ast, R.Suljanovic 14+5reb+3ast, C.Bobb 12+8reb+3ast, J.Chappell 11+7reb+2ast, D.Zeleznik 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 179605


Arkadia - Kapfenberg 77-98

Bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-3) 98-77. It looked good early as Arkadia Lions took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kapfenberg Bulls had a 21-11 second period charge getting the lead and Arkadia Lions were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-98. They outrebounded Arkadia Lions 37-23 including a 13-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Kapfenberg Bulls especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) who scored 27 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 25 points. Four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) produced 24 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Maximilian Graf (196-88) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Arkadia Lions at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and it may be the game of the week. Arkadia Lions will play at home against Gussing Knights (#6) and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 24+5reb+3ast, M.Graf 21+3reb+4ast, J.Blazevic 16+5reb+1ast, P.Gamaleri 5+5reb, B.Guettl 4+1ast, T.Stadelmann 4+3reb+1ast
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 27+5reb+3ast, D.Mayes 25+4reb, F.Kramer 14+5reb, M.Sanchez 12+12reb+2ast, G.Woods 9+2reb, D.Nelson 9+6reb
gschID: 179607


Gussing - Furstenfeld 73-79

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Gussing Knights (4-3) against ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (3-4) on Sunday night. Host Gussing Knights were defeated by Furstenfeld Panthers in a tough game in Gussing 73-79. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 28-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Furstenfeld Panthers made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) supported him with 22 points. Even 14 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists by international point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) added 10 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Four Furstenfeld Panthers and five Gussing Knights players scored in double figures. Furstenfeld Panthers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with UBSC Graz. Loser Gussing Knights dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Furstenfeld Panthers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gussing Knights will play against Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gussing: T.Klepeisz 14+7reb+9ast, S.Koch 13+6reb+1ast, M.Klepeisz 13+3reb+1ast, E.Kadic 12+5reb+1ast, B.Weber 10+6reb, M.Heard 10+9reb+2ast
Furstenfeld: S.Grum 22+2reb+2ast, M.Pearson 19+16reb, T.Sally 14+6reb, C.Cox 10+6reb+3ast, L.O'Neal 8+2reb+2ast, B.Cresnar 4+1reb
gschID: 179606


Gmunden - BC Vienna 93-76

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated BC Vienna (7-1) on the court of sixth ranked Gmunden Swans on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Gmunden Swans 93-76. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BC Vienna. The game without a history. Gmunden Swans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Brown is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Vienna. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. BC Vienna at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. BC Vienna will play against St.Polten (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: Z.Rakocevic 16+9reb+2ast, B.Danek 14+1reb+2ast, S.Ray 14+6reb+3ast, F.Trmal 12+7reb, S.Stazic 12+3reb, I.Boylan 8+3reb+3ast
Gmunden: R.Arnold 20+5reb+2ast, J.Brown 17+5reb+6ast, C.Novas 13+2reb+1ast, D.Oppland 13+6reb+1ast, R.Poiger 11+4reb+4ast, M.Mayer 10+12reb+2ast
gschID: 179604


St.Polten - Oberwart 69-80

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (4-3) beat on the road 10th ranked St.Polten (1-6) 80-69. The game was mostly controlled by Redwell Gunners Oberwart. St.Polten was better in fourth quarter 24-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Mario Edwards (191-88, college: Co.Carolina) who scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import forward Darnell Gant (203-89, college: Washington) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures. Serbian swingman Maksim Kovacevic (199-87) produced 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Thomas Csebits (192-89) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Redwell Gunners Oberwart moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. St.Polten lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with six games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart's next round opponent will be higher ranked Raiffeisen Wels (#3) at home and it may be the game of the week. St.Polten will play against the league's leader BC Vienna (#1) in Wien.
Top scorers:
St.Polten: M.Kovacevic 21+5reb+5ast, T.Csebits 11+3reb+1ast, I.Bozic 10+1reb+1ast, M.Pinezich 9+1reb+3ast, M.Kohlmaier 8+4reb, M.Gunka 6+5reb
Oberwart: M.Edwards 28+5reb+5ast, D.Gant 19+5reb, I.Djerman 10+2reb, H.Ochsenhofer 10+8ast, M.Wenzl 6, J.Johnson 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 179603



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

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

Benjamin Ortner
Benjamin Ortner
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to a 2-point Montepaschi Siena's victory against the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (2-4) 75-73 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Ortner scored 8 points and blocked 2 shots in 19 minutes on the court. Montepaschi Siena (3-3) is placed third in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ortner's first season with the team. This year he averages: 4.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 53.8% in the four games he played so far. Ortner is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Rasid Mahalbasic
Rasid Mahalbasic
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-90, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Poland. He could not help Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1-5) to beat Chalon/Saor (2-4). Mahalbasic scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The sixth-placed Asseco Prokom Gdynia was defeated 76-70 on the road by the higher-ranked Chalon/Saor (#5) in the group B of Euroleague. It was Asseco Prokom Gdynia's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Mahalbasic's overall stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 54.8% and FT: 33.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian. Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.

Thomas Schreiner
Thomas Schreiner
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain). Schreiner led River Andorra to a victory over the eighth-ranked Planasa NV (3-4) 81-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He was MVP of the game. Schreiner recorded 19 points and had 3 steals in 27 minutes. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Schreiner's overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 35.0%, 3FGP: 34.5% and FT: 92.9% in the seven games. He is also a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Matej Kljaic
Matej Kljaic
   #4. Forward Matej Kljaic (193-91, currently plays in Balkan League), who plays in Croatia was not able to help Djuro Djakovic (1-4) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Kljaic's good performance Djuro Djakovic was crushed 101-69 at home by the leading Galil Gilboa. He scored 11 points. There are only three games left until the end of the Balkan League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Kljaic has been at the team for four years. Kljaic's total stats this season are: 5.8ppg and 1.6rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Croatian. Despite Kljaic played previously for the Croatian U18 national team, he is currently in the Austrian U16 national team roster.

Anton Maresch
Anton Maresch
   #5. International shooting guard Anton Maresch (191-91, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Thomas Schreiner and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Maresch contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the eighth-ranked Planasa NV (3-4) 81-77. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Maresch's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.3apg in the seven games. He plays currently for the Austrian national team.

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

   #1. Ebuka Anyaorah (193-G-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Johnson and Wales University, NC (3-4) crushing them 109-46 in the NCAA on Monday night. Anyaorah recorded 9 points. The N.Carolina Central has conference record this season. Anyaorah has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.3apg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Anyaorah has never played in Austria.

Other top Austrian players, who play abroad:

Jamie Kohn (195-G-89) plays for Tees Valley Mohawks in British EBL D1
Peter Klemm (197-F-85) plays for Tuebingen II in German Regionalliga
Michael Kaiser (195-G-82) plays for TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach in German Regionalliga



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

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

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division. Davis could not help Marso NYKK (3-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Marso NYKK lost 72-83 on the road to the leading Atomeromu. Davis scored 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. It's Davis' first season with the team. Davis is currently fourth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 14.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 58.4%(45-77) and FT: 63.2% in the eight games he played so far. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Davis is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Magnum Rolle
Magnum Rolle
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan). He was not able to help Mitsubishi Dolphins (4-10) in their game against Aishin Sea Horses (11-3) in the Japanese JBL. Rolle was the second best scorer with 9 points in 18 minutes. But Mitsubishi Dolphins were badly defeated 77-58 in Kariya by the second-ranked Aishin Sea Horses. It was Mitsubishi Dolphins' third consecutive loss in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Rolle is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers with 13.4ppg. He also averaged so far 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 56.5%(74-131), 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 40.9% in the 14 games. Rolle played for the Bahamas national team in 2007.

   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international forward Edrico McGregor (201-90, currently plays college basketball in the States). He contributed to UTSA's victory against the South Carolina Upstate 67-59 in the NCAA last Saturday. McGregor scored 6 points. The The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio has conference record this season. This year McGregor averages:, 5.8rpg, 2FGP: 56.5%(74-131), 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 40.9%. He played for the Bahamas U18 national team four years ago.

Trevor Harvey
Trevor Harvey
   #4. Center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St., currently plays in Romania) was not able to secure a victory for Giurgiu (3-5) in their game against U-Mobitelco (6-2) in the Romanian Division A. Harvey scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. Giurgiu was crushed 76-50 at home by the much higher-ranked (#3) U-Mobitelco. It was Giurgiu's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Harvey is currently fourth on the list of best blockers with 1.3bpg. This year his other stats are: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg in the seven games. Harvey used to play for the Bahamas U21 national team back in 2000.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Golden State Warriors to a victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4) 106-98 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He scored 12 points in 28 minutes. The Golden State Warriors have 5-5 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 14.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 2.2apg in the 10 games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American. Despite his Bahamas passport, Thompson previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bahamas team.

   #2. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams SKP Banska Bystrica (2-6) 102-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga last Wednesday. He scored 16 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 6 assists; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Cadot's first season in pro basketball. BK Edymax SPU Nitra (6-3) is placed third in the Extraliga. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Cadot's first year with the team. Cadot is currently sixth on the league's list of top scorers. This season he has very high stats. Cadot averages: 16.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg.

   #3. Dynile Forbes (188-G-86, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Spain) led Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi to a 1-point victory over the closely-ranked Fontedoso Carrefour (4-2) 76-75 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Forbes scored 22 points in 24 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi (4-2) is placed fourth in the LEB Silver. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Forbes' first year with the team. This season Forbes averages: 9.7ppg in the three games.

   #4. Buddy Hield (190-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Oklahoma's victory against the University of Texas at Arlington 63-59 in the NCAA in Friday night's game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The The University of Oklahoma has conference record this season. It's Hield's first year with the team. This year Hield averages: 9.7ppg.

   #5. Shaquille Cleare (206-C, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Morehead State University crushing them 67-45 in the NCAA on Monday night. He recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. The University of Maryland has conference record this season. Cleare has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.1bpg and 1.9spg.

   #6. Mikhail McLean (203-F-91, is currently at the American university) managed to help University of Houston to win against the Grambling State University crushing them 87-47 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. McLean has relatively good stats this season: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg.

   #7. Shaquille Symonette (198-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the AAC could not help the Montreat Anderson College to beat the The Citadel. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Symonette scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 17 points 62-45 in the AAC. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg in the seven games.



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CSKA Moscow keep Tsmoki-Minsk winless - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk - CSKA 48:90

CSKA Moscow keep Tsmoki-Minsk winless in VTB League. The Russian side stormed past the Champion of Belarus 90:48
CSKA Moscow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Tsmoki-Minsk to an opponent 24.2 percent shooting from the field compared to 55.7 percent accuracy of the winners. CSKA Moscow had a 33-18 advantage in offensive rebounds.
Andrey Vorontsevich (207-C-87) had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) scored 16 and Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 11. The best for the losing side was Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-SF-85) with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Aliaksei Lashkevich scored 6 points.
Defending Russian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Spartak SP and Khimky. Defending Belarusian champion Tsmoki-Minsk still closes the standings with six games lost. CSKA Moscow will face BC Nizhny Novgorod at home in the next round. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against VEF Riga and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Tsmoki-Minsk: Aliaksandr Pustahvar 17, Lashkevich 6
CSKA: Dionte Christmas 16, Aaron Jackson 13, Vladimir Micov 11, Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) 10, Andrey Vorontsevich 10+14rebs



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

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

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Russian team Unics Kazan to a victory against the closely-ranked Base Oostende (1-1) 83-72 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Veremeenko scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 20 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Unics Kazan (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. It's Veremeenko's fifth season with the team. This year he averages: 10.0ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 46.7% and FT: 66.7% in the two games he played so far. Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. He played for the Belarusian senior national team five years ago.

Mikita Meshcharakou
Mikita Meshcharakou
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy). Meshcharakou was the major contributor in an AcegasAps TR's victory against the league outsider Upea CdO (1-6) 97-81 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. He scored 22 points and grabbed 5 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Meshcharakou's first season in pro basketball. Acegas Aps Trieste (4-3) is placed sixth in the Lega2. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Meshcharakou's first year with the team. His overall stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 37.0%, 3FGP: 31.3% and FT: 83.3%. Meshcharakou is in the roster of the Belarusian senior national team.

Dante Stiggers
Dante Stiggers
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Dante Stiggers (188-82, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Cyprus). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Omonia (3-1) crushing them 102-74 in a derby game in the Cypriot Division A on Friday night. Stiggers recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (3-1) is placed second in the Division A. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Stiggers' first year with the team. Stiggers belongs to league's best passers (ranked #2) and also on the list of most steals (first place). This year his overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.5apg, 3.3spg, 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 83.3% in the four games. Stiggers is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Belarusian senior national team. Stiggers used to play for BK Minsk-2006 in Belarusian league.

Aleh Kojenets
Aleh Kojenets
   #4. An experienced center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania), who plays in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) could not help Mazeikiai (9-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Mazeikiai was edged 88-86 at home by the lower-ranked Dzukija (#5). Kojenets was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 3 assists. Kojenets has relatively good stats this season: 11.1ppg and 3.6rpg. He used to play for the Belarusian national team back in 2009.

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #5. International shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Baltic League) managed to help BC Siauliai in a victory against the sixth-ranked TTU (1-6) crushing them 90-51 in the Baltic League last Tuesday. Liutych scored only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. BC Siauliai (5-2) is placed second in group A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Liutych has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg in the six games. He plays currently for the Belarusian national team.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #6. Center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to help Olin Edirne (2-4) in their game against Aliaga (3-3) in the Turkish TBL. Parakhouski scored only 4 points. Olin Edirne was defeated 85-80 on the road by the much higher-ranked Aliaga (#6). But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Parakhouski's first year with the team. His total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg. Parakhouski is an international player who is currently on the senior Belarusian National Team roster.

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

   #1. Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli National League (second division) could not help one of league's weakest teams Elitzur Yavne (4-1) to beat Ironi Kiryat Ata (4-1). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 13 minutes. Elitzur Yavne was edged 77-76 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Ironi Kiryat Ata. It was Elitzur Yavne's first loss after four consecutive victories. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Lioutrine's total stats are: 4.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2spg in the five games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Israeli.

   #2. Igor Suhinin was not able to help Rjazan (3-4) in their game against Universitet-Yugra (5-2) in the Russian Superleague (second division). Suhinin cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. It was his first game for Rjazan this season. Rjazan was defeated 64-60 on their home court in Rjazan by the much higher-ranked Universitet-Yugra (#3).

Other top Belarusian players, who play abroad:

Heorhi Kandrusevich (197-G/F-78) plays for Ferro-ZNTU in Ukrainian Superleague
Dmitri Paliashchuk (199-SG-85) plays for Halychyna in Ukrainian Superleague
Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87) plays for BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian PBL
Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84) plays for Ironi Ramat Gan in Israeli National League
Sergey Karpov (200-F-80) plays for Sojuz Zaretchny in Russian Superlaegue
Denis Yarets (190-G-89) plays for Desna Bryansk in Russian Higher League
Dimo Jeleznov (202-F/C-88) plays for Tongeren in Belgian Division II

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



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Axel Hervelle selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Spanish team Gescrap BB to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Spirou Charleroi (0-2) 85-69 in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game. Hervelle scored 12 points, grabbed 8 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots in 29 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Hervelle belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #2 with 9.5rpg. He also averaged so far 11.5ppg, 3.0apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 52.6% and FT: 75.0% in the two games he played so far. Hervelle is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Jonathan Tabu
Jonathan Tabu
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Jonathan Tabu (184-85, currently plays in Italy). He led Cantu to a victory over the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-6) 76-66 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. Tabu was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Mapooro Cantu (6-2) is placed fourth in the SerieA. 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 Tabu's first year with the team. Tabu has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.4apg, 2FGP: 55.2%(16-29) and FT: 88.9%. He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). Van Rossom contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Asefa Estudiantes (5-3) 83-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 20 minutes. CAI Zaragoza (5-3) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Van Rossom averages: 9.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 62.5%(15-24) in the eight games. He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Marcus Faison
Marcus Faison
   #4. An experienced guard Marcus Faison (196-78, college: Siena, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Georgia could not help Armia (0-2) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Faison's good performance the fourth-placed Armia was defeated 80-71 at home by the second-ranked Antwerp Giants in the group H of EuroChallenge. He scored 11 points and blocked 2 shots. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Faison's first season with the team. Faison's overall stats this year are: 6.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He is a naturalized American. Faison used to play for the Belgian national team last year. He played also for TEC Spirou Charleroi in Belgian league.

Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
   #5. Former international center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland) contributed to Polpharma's victory against one of league's weakest teams Siarka Jezioro (2-6) 79-68 in the Polish TBL last Saturday. He scored 7 points. SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd. (3-5) is placed ninth in the TBL. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Lichodzijewski's overall stats this season are: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Polish. Lichodzijewski used to play for the Belgian national team four years ago.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #6. Swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL was not able to help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-9) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers was crushed 79-40 on the road by the leading Leicester Riders. Hulsen was the top scorer with 13 points. He also added 3 steals. This season Hulsen has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Belgian team three years ago.

Retin Obasohan
Retin Obasohan
   #7. U20 international point guard Retin Obasohan (185-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Villanova University crushing them 77-55 in the NCAA last Friday. Obasohan scored 7 points in 17 minutes. The The University of Alabama has conference record this season. Obasohan has reliable stats this year: 11.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.0apg in the eight games. He is also Belgian U20 national team player.

Thomas De Thaey
Thomas De Thaey
   #8. Forward Thomas De Thaey (203-91, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the N.Carolina St. in their game against the Oklahoma State University (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded 5 points in 15 minutes. The N.Carolina St. was badly defeated 76-56 in Stillwater, OK by the Oklahoma State University. De Thaey averaged so far 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.8apg and 2.4spg in the nine games. He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team last year.

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

   #1. Tyler Haws (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the BYU in their last game on Friday. Despite Haws' very good performance the BYU was badly defeated 88-70 on the road by the Florida State University. He scored 23 points, grabbed 9 boards, dished 5 assists and stole 3 balls. Haws is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in BYU's roster. Haws' overall stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg.

   #2. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) was not able to help Fileni BPA Jesi (3-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Fileni BPA Jesi lost 78-83 at home to the league outsider (#15) Upea CdO. Hoover recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 34 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Hoover is ranked fifth on the list of the best passers in the league with 3.9apg. This year he also averages: 10.7ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6spg in the seven games he played so far. Hoover is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Belgium.

   #3. Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83, college: Tusculum, currently plays in France) led JA Vichy to a victory over the tenth-ranked Monaco (3-4) 79-65 in the French NM1 (third division) in Saturday night's game. Tshomba was the best player in that game. He scored 17 points in 28 minutes. JA Vichy Val d'Allier Auvergne basket (5-4) is placed sixth in the NM1. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Tshomba has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.3spg in the four games.

   #4. Ronrico White (190-G-92, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Tennessee Temple University (2-6) crushing them 88-53 in the NCAA on Monday night. He recorded 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 20 minutes. The Univ.of Tennessee - Chattanooga has conference record this season. This year White's overall stats are: 5.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.3spg in the four games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely White has never played in Belgium.

   #5. Christopher Jones (186-G-90, currently plays in Luxembourg) was not able to secure a victory for Contern (4-5) in their game against Soleuvre (3-6) in the Luxembourg Diekirch League. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Jones scored 14 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Jones is currently first on the list of most steals. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.8apg and 2.4spg. Jones has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Luxembourg.



Division II - Round Eleven - by Bert Larsimont

Excelsior Brussels vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B): 99-83

In their second game of the weekend, the young Spirou players remained close until half-time (they even won the second quarter: 17-22). Nevertheless, this was not enough to defeat a hard-working team of Excelsior Brussels which is still missing injured players Emmanuel Mampuya (200-F/C-79, agency: Promotex) and Jonathan Kabangu (191-F-87) and counting on Stephane Pelle (205-C/F-80, college: Colorado) whose role will be diminished in the future due to a coming surgery. Special mentions to Nick Verrept (192-SF-80) who scored 22 points, Jeroen Van Haevermaet (192-SG-86) and Xavier Collette (185-PG-85, agency: LBM Management) who had respectively 7 and 8 assists and to Kanefu Semijejero (195-PF-77) who grabbed 10 rebounds for the winners in this game. French players Yann Siegwarth (184-PG-93) and Arthur Zuccolini (210-F/C-91) had respectively 23 and 28 points and were well present in offense for Essor Charleroi.
Score evolution: 28-23, 45-45, 72-63 and 99-83.
Best scorers:
Excelsior: X. Collette 17, N. Verrept 22, M. Depuydt 13, J. Van Haevermaet 6, G. De Pooter 6, L. Maesfrancx 12, J. De Schepper 7, S. Semijejero 16.
Essor: Y. Siegwarth 23, A. Lambot 3, Y. Diop 1, J. Stas 6, A. Zuccolini 28, B. Penninck 18, M. Steenberghs 2, A. Eyenga 2.

Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 68-80

The Condors' results keep being good this season. Although they did not win by a huge margin on Sunday, the Condors of Steve Ibens won at the Sporthal Roosendael of Merksem where their hosts, young Giants of coach Luc Smout, are always tough to beat.

BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Gembo BBC: 72-90

Despite missing Domien Loubry (186-G-85), Anthony Goetgeluck (182-G-92) and Yannick Desiron (204-C-92), the visitors of Gembo BBC had a nice win away at BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde of coach Alain Defraigne . The hosts always trailed behind but came back in the last quarter. It was nevertheless too late and the Gembo players, led offensively by Eli Van Aken (193-F-85) who scored 29 points, remained calm all the way. They finally won the game by 18 points and young Gembo players like Sten Van den Bergh and Zed Peeters were allowed to play in the last minutes.
Score evolution: 12-15, 28-39, 49-64 and 72-90.

Best scorers:
Haantjes: N/A
Gembo: N. Celis 8, E. Van Aken 29, W. Lemaire 9, M. Swinnen 5, L. Jansen 14 and P. Van Rillaer 14.

Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Cuva Houthalen: 86-100

Although they had started well (15-10 after 5 minutes in the game), BS Waregem could not avoid the US players of Houthalen to play tougher and Belgian shooter Wietse Jacobs (194-F-91) to hit three-pointers to give the visitors a 10-point lead (31-41). From then on, BS Waregem missed a few easy lay-ups and had a few turnovers or bad passes. The scoreboard showed 43-55 and the home team reacted to come back at 62-65. It was nevertheless the last positive sequence for the hosts who could not stop their guests from Limburg who were again leading by 13 points with just 4 minutes left in the game. The tremendous efforts by Ahmet Gueye (203-C/F-82, college: Hawaii) and Bart Willy Samaey (199-C-87) at the rebound (respectively 17 and 10 boards in this game) were not enough for BS Waregem and Cuva Houthalen, led by former Bentley College duo Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley) and Brian Tracey (195-F-88) who respectively scored 17 and 11 points, deserved the win.
Score evolution: 20-20, 40-44, 62-68 and 86-100.
Best scorers:
BS Waregem: T. Foucart 25, A. Gueye 18, A. Steinbach 14, S. Dhondt 11, B. Samaey 6, O. Foucart 5, L. De Lepeleire 4, L. Loontiens 3.
Cuva: J. Westrol 17, H. Vanwijn 14, W. Jacobs 14, O. Hodge 12, R. McCollum 11, B. Tracey 11, B. Maesen 9, D. Clemente 6, C. Koonings 4, E. Montanari 2.

Gent Dragons vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 47-67

Former football/soccer goelkeeper Jean-Marie Pfaff (ex-Beveren, Bayern Munich and Belgian National Team that finished second at the Euro 1980 in Italy and fourth at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico) was invited by the Gent Dragons' President to give the tip-off. It was a close game until half-time. The Dragons had then a very poor third quarter and scored only three points. It did not look very much better for the Kangoeroes who scored twelve points from the 20th to the 30th minutes but, al least, experienced Belgian players Dieter Souveryns (193-F/G-83) and Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Oakland) were efficient for the visitors. The Dragons of coach Chris De Pauw never found any solution in the second half. Due to a good collective work, the Kangoeroes of Tom Poppe even took a 20-point advantage which they kept until the final buzzer.
Score evolution: 16-20, 33-38, 36-50 and 47-67.
Best scorers:
Dragons: Jones 4, B. Heinle 8, R. Spaens 2, L. Tielens 4, F. Lat 3, T. Van De Vondel 15, Van Gelder, L. Enobakhare 7, K. Ongenaet 2, C. Thsimuanga 2
Kangoeroes: W. Dobbelaere 13, S. Bellin 15, S. Hemeleers 2, D. Souverijns 12, W. Van Schil 10, K. De Wit 2, M. Gorremans 6, D. Dhaens 7.

CEP Fleurus vs. BasKet Tongeren: 68-77

BasKet Tongeren can always count on experienced Belgian talents like Martijn Hendrix (183-G-86) and Jeroen Eskens (190-G-81) as well as tall players like Herbert Baert (204-F-75), Joeri Moonen (205-F-84) and Dean Dillen (210-C-88). Former Belgian Lion Herbert Baert scored 13 points for BasKet Tongeren in the game played last Friday. CEP captain Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex) was quickly called a second foul after just five minutes in the first quarter. In such situation, CEP should see former Ethias League players Kevin Jonniaux (198-G-83) and Thomas Bauwens (192-F-86) take their responsibilities but they both missed several attempts in the first minutes of the game instead. Poor team stats show that CEP Fleurus could never win the game this time: 16 turnovers, 7/16 from the free-throw line, 20/36 from two-point range and, most of all, 7/30 from three-point range. See free video highlights on Telesambre: http://telesambre.rtc.be/content/view/15895/166/
Score evolution: 15-17, 32-38, 45-57 and 68-77.
Best scorers:
CEP F: A. Marion 5, K. Jonniaux 11, C. Manzanza 7, L. Pourtoit 10, A. Chada 3, L. Hazard 17, S. Muric 1, C. Ilongo 14.
Tongeren: P. Van Hoecke 6, Martijn Hendrix 13, J. Delva 8, Pipeleers 12, H. Baert 13, D. Dean Dillen 6, J. Joeri Moonen 12, J. Jeroen Eskens 7.

Belfius Mons Hainaut II vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B): 85-65

In the Hainaut Province's derby played on Friday evening, the young Foxes of Belfius Mons Hainaut II gave a hard time to their guests of Essor Charleroi. Special mention to Lorenzo Giancaterino (190-F/G-90) and Amaury Gorgemans (212-C-92) for the Foxes. Amaury Gorgemans played the Belfius Mons Hainaut vs. VOO RBC Verviers Pepinster game in Ethias League the next day and also scored 15 points (6/6 from two-point range, 1/2 from three-point range and 6 rebounds) in that game. Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) had 21 points for the losing side.
Best scorers:
Mons Hainaut II: L. Giancaterino 24, E. Lecomte 16, A. Gorgemans 22, L. Schwartz 11, K. Tumba 8, G. Vlamynck 4.
Essor: Y. Siegwarth 14, N. Jankovic 21, A. Lambot 3, J. Stas 3, A. Zuccolini 8, B. Penninck 14, A. Eyenga 2.

Sint-Jan Antwerp vs. Point Chaud Sprimont: 85-48

On Friday night, the Jantjes, led in offense by Vincent Verbeeck (196-F-87), Ashley Druwez (192-G/F-89), Senne Geukens (190-G-83) and US center Mario Brown (202-F-84, college: Jacksonville), put an end to a series of four lost games. The visitors of coach Pascal Horrion had a poor offensive performance last weekend.
Score evolution: 27-19, 47-24, 68-35 and 85-48.
Best scorers:
Sint-Jan: V. Haerbos 4, B. Hartshorne 2, V. Verbeeck 18, B. Raes 1, N. El Kounchar 2, A. Druwez 17, S. Geukens 16, L. Anthonis 4, V. Kesteloot 2, P. Smulders 2, M. Brown 17.
Sprimont: R. Delhaye 2, G. Vrancken 2, J.-B. Thome 1, G. Hertay 19, F. Manset 5, F. Delsaute 10, G. Donnnay 4, A. Bousmanne 1, F. Forthomme 4.



Belgian Ethias League round 7 best performance: Lionel Bosco - by Eurobasket News

Former international point guard Lionel Bosco (176-PG-81, agency: Court Side) put on an amazing game in the last round for Liege, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Antwerp (#6, 3-4) 86-73. Liege is placed at 3rd position in Belgian Ethias League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Liege will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Bosco as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Lionel Bosco has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 4.9apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Derek Raivio (190-G-84) of league's leader Aalstar. Raivio had a very good evening with 20 points and 8 assists. It was enough for Aalstar to edge slightly lower-ranked Oostende (#2, 4-3) 95-89. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Aalstar consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Raivio is a newcomer at Aalstar, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Josh Bostic (196-F-87) of M.Hainaut (#4). Bostic scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of M.Hainaut, leading his team to a 91-63 easy win against the lower-ranked Verviers-Pep. (#8, 1-6). M.Hainaut needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Bostic has a very solid season. In 6 games in Belgium he scored 12.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gary Ware (205-F/C-83) of Liege - 21 points and 5 rebounds
5. Dusan Djordjevic (195-G-83) of Oostende - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Bradford Burgess (198-G/F-90) of Leuven - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82) of M.Hainaut - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ryan Thompson (198-G-89) of Aalstar - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Niels Marnegrave (191-PG-87) of Leuven - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-C/F-87) of Verviers-Pep. - 21 points and 5 rebounds

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



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Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 17: Leotar - Capljina 87-68
Nov. 17: Zrinjski HT - Bosna 82-76
Nov. 17: Vogosca - Servitium 81-75
Nov. 17: Kakanj - Varda HE 77-56
Nov. 17: Borac Nektar - Radnik B. 71-64
Nov. 17: Posusje - Mladost 53-84

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 24: Bosna - Varda HE
Nov. 24: Mladost - Kakanj
Nov. 24: Servitium - Posusje
Nov. 24: Capljina - Vogosca
Nov. 24: Radnik B. - Leotar
Nov. 24: Zrinjski HT - Borac Nektar


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Bakovic, Posusje21.4 
 2. Djurasovic, Leotar20.0 
 3. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.19.6 
 4. Peljto, Kakanj19.3 
 5. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.19.2 
 6. Hot, Vogosca19.0 
 7. Tuljkovic, Vogosca18.8 
 8. Bjelica, Capljina18.2 
 9. Tresac, Varda HE18.2 
 10. Bijelic, Mladost17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ermin JAZVIN
  Zrinjski HT
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT9.6 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.8 
 3. Knezevic, Leotar8.8 
 4. Djurasovic, Leotar8.4 
 5. Erkic, Radnik B.8.0 
 6. Goranovic, Radnik7.3 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.6.8 
 8. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.6.8 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik6.8 
 10. Bijelic, Mladost6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Armin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Hot, Vogosca6.0 
 2. Radovanovic, Radni.6.0 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina6.0 
 4. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.8 
 5. Kascelan, Leotar5.4 
 6. Bakovic, Posusje5.0 
 7. Peljto, Kakanj4.8 
 8. Hodzic, Bosna4.0 
 9. Loncar, Borac N.4.0 
 10. Ivanic, Mladost4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Armin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hot, Vogosca3.0 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.6 
 3. Hodzic, Bosna2.6 
 4. Knezevic, Mladost2.0 
 5. Peljto, Kakanj2.0 
 6. Kastratovic, Varda1.8 
 7. Cutura, Posusje1.8 
 8. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT1.8 
 9. Erkic, Radnik B.1.8 
 10. Bjelica, Capljina1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nermin BUZA
  Bosna
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Buza, Bosna1.7 
 2. Bijelic, Mladost1.2 
 3. Sladoje, Servitium1.0 
 4. Leric, Bosna0.8 
 5. Djurasovic, Leotar0.8 
 6. Ninkovic, Leotar0.8 
 7. Erkic, Radnik B.0.8 
 8. Hot, Vogosca0.8 
 9. Mustapic, Posusje0.8 
 10. Jurkovic, Capljina0.7 


Eurobasket 2013 - Bosnia to face Serbia, Montenegro and FYROM - by Nicky Vasic

Bosnia and Herzegovina national team will have to battle it out with Lithuania, Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM and Latvia at the Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia, today's draw in Postojnska jama decided. Even tho our national coach Aleksandar Petrovic wanted to avoid Serbia from the sixth pot, he believes his team can still finish top three in group B and advance to the second groupstage, out of which top four teams will qualify to quarter-finals. Eurobasket 2013 will be held from 4. august - 22. september and it will feature 24 teams drawn in 4 groups.

Group A: France, Great Britain, Germany, Ukraine, Belgium, Israel
Group B: FYROM, Lithuania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Latvia, Serbia
Group C: Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Georgia, Czech Republic
Group D: Russia, Greece, Italy, Finland, Turkey, Sweden



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

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Bosnia and Herzegovina players, who play currently abroad.

Kenan Bajramovic
Kenan Bajramovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81, currently plays in Turkey). He led Banvit BK to a victory over the 14th-ranked Besiktas (0-5) 79-69 in the Turkish TBL last Sunday. Bajramovic was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (5-1) is placed fifth in the TBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Bajramovic averages: 7.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 46.7%(7-15) and FT: 72.7%. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia. Wright could not help Spartak St.Petersburg (5-1) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the first-placed Spartak St.Petersburg was edged in an overtime 63-61 on the road by the lower-ranked Krasnie Krilya (#3) in the group A of VTB United League. Wright was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 4 passes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Wright's first year with the team. Wright's overall stats this season are: 4.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 42.9%. He is a naturalized American. Wright is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bosnia.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Germany). He was the main contributor in an ALBA Berlin's victory against one of league's weakest teams Mitteldeutscher BC (2-8) crushing them 91-68 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Djedovic was the best player in that game. He scored 15 points and added 4 passes in 28 minutes. ALBA Berlin (5-2) is placed sixth in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Djedovic's first season with the team. Djedovic has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 55.8%(24-43), 3FGP: 12.5% and FT: 85.4% in the seven games he played so far. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zlatko Jovanovic
Zlatko Jovanovic
   #4. Point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in EuroChallenge) was not able to help Timisoara (1-1) in their game against EWE Baskets (2-0) in the EuroChallenge. Despite his very good performance last Tuesday Jovanovic was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Jovanovic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 4.0apg. Jovanovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2009.

Sasa Vasiljevic
Sasa Vasiljevic
   #5. An experienced international point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to Halychyna's victory against the closely-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (10-4) 93-88 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Sunday night's game. Vasiljevic scored 11 points, made 7 passes and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (9-4) is placed fourth in the Superleague. Vasiljevic's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 5.5apg and 1.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Vasiljevic plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
   #6. Center Jusuf Nurkic (212-94, currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to Cedevita's victory against the league outsider Szolnok (2-7) 91-86 in the Adriatic League last Sunday. He scored 9 points in only 12 minutes. KK Cedevita Zagreb (6-3) is placed third in the Adriatic League. This year Nurkic averages only 6.5ppg in the two games. Despite he played previously for the Slovenian U16 national team, Nurkic is also an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Esmir Rizvic
Esmir Rizvic
   #7. Former international center Esmir Rizvic (213-82, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to a 2-point Maribor Messer's victory against the eighth-ranked Tajfun (2-3) 73-71 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Saturday night's game. Rizvic scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes. KK Maribor Messer (4-1) is placed first in the Telemach League. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Rizvic has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg and 5.4rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #8. Guard Marko Popovic (193-84, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for Sloga (1-7) in their game against Mega Vizura (7-1) in the Serbian A League. Despite his very good performance last Wednesday Popovic recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and making 11 passes. He also added and 3 steals. This season Popovic has very high stats. He averages: 18.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 8.3apg. Popovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2009.

Ernest Bremer
Ernest Bremer
   #9. International guard Ernest Bremer (194-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Fenerbahce Ulker (5-1) in their game against Karsiyaka (5-1) in the Turkish TBL. He scored 6 points in 25 minutes. Fenerbahce Ulker lost 66-72 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Karsiyaka. This year Bremer's overall stats are: 3.8ppg and 2.2apg in the six games. He is a naturalized American. Bremer used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team last year. He played also for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

Aleksej Nesovic
Aleksej Nesovic
   #10. Point guard Aleksej Nesovic (189-85, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia) was the major contributor in a 1-point OKK Beograd's victory against the closely-ranked Radnicki Basket (4-4) 74-73 in a derby game in the Serbian A League in Wednesday night's game. Nesovic recorded 15 points and added 5 assists in 25 minutes. OKK Beograd (4-4) is placed seventh in the A League. Nesovic has reliable stats this year: 11.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.9apg in the seven games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. International power forward Jozo Brkic (212-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help KK Zadar in their game against Buducnost in the Adriatic League, despite his very good performance last Saturday. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Brkic also added 5 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. But his team was badly defeated by 16 points 76-60. This year his total stats are: 7.3ppg and 3.7rpg in the nine games. Despite Brkic played previously for the Croatian U20 national team, he is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #12. International center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Russia) couldn't help Enisey Krasnoyarsk in their game against Lokomotiv in the Russian PBL. Despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game Kikanovic was the top scorer with 16 points. He has averaged so far 9.5ppg and 4.3rpg. Kikanovic is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #13. International shooting guard Ivan Opacak (201-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in VTB United League) couldn't help PGE Turow in their game against Lietuvos rytas in the VTB United League. He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. His team lost 71-78. Opacak has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 2.6rpg in the five games. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

   #14. International forward Ante Masic (200-85, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help Cibona in their game against ratiopharm Ulm in the Eurocup. Masic scored 8 points. His team was defeated 83-68. He has averaged so far 10.0ppg and 3.0rpg. Masic plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #15. International guard Goran Ikonic (196-80, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sasa Vasiljevic and both played together in the last Ukrainian Superleague game. Ikonic contributed to Halychyna's victory against the closely-ranked Ferro-ZNTU 93-88. He scored 7 points. Ikonic has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.2apg. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

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

   #1. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, currently plays in VTB United League) led his Russian team Khimky to a victory over the ninth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-5) 77-67 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Planinic scored 14 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 31 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (5-1) is placed second in group A. Planinic belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #5 with 4.6apg. He also averaged so far 11.4ppg and 4.0rpg in the five games he played so far. Planinic has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #2. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89, currently plays in Turkey) was the major contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 11th-ranked Tofas (2-4) 74-66 in the Turkish TBL on Sunday night. Bogdanovic scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 35 minutes. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (5-1) is placed fourth in the TBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #3. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Real Madrid's victory against the league outsider Assignia Manresa (0-8) 97-84 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Begic scored 8 points and blocked 2 shots in 16 minutes. Real Madrid (8-0) is placed first in the ACB. So far his team won all eight games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Begic's overall stats are: 5.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1bpg in the eight games. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian nationalities.

   #4. Damir Markota (209-F-85, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey could not help Besiktas (3-3) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Markota's very good performance Besiktas (#3) was defeated 87-72 on the road by the lower-ranked Partizan (#5) in the group D of Euroleague. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Markota also added 6 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Markota's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 10.0ppg and 4.5rpg. Markota also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87, currently plays in Ukraine) helped Khimik win their game against the 11th-ranked Dnipro (4-9) crushing them 90-68 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. He scored 10 points in 17 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (10-3) is placed second in the Superleague. This year Sehovic has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.7apg in the 13 games. He has Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina nationalities.

   #6. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Euroleague) helped his Croatian team Cedevita edge in a double overtime (!!!) the leader Zalgiris 108-106 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He scored 8 points. Suton's overall stats this season are: 3.5ppg and 3.2rpg. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian nationalities.

   #7. Sasha Topchov (206-C-80, currently plays in Romania) helped Oradea win their game against the 13th-ranked Timba Timosoara crushing them 83-62 in the Romanian Division A in Friday night's game. Topchov scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Topchov has reliable stats this season: 13.0ppg and 4.3rpg.

   #8. Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81, currently plays in Romania) was the main contributor in a Targu Mures' victory against the closely-ranked Craiova 94-83 in the Romanian Division A last Monday. He was the top player that evening. Ceskovic recorded 19 points and added 3 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 33 minutes. Ceskovic has reliable stats this year: 14.1ppg and 2.4apg in the eight games. He holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian passports.

   #9. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Sweden was not able to help Sodertalje Kings (1-1) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Bizaca's good performance Sodertalje Kings (#3) was edged 64-62 in Norrkoping by the second-ranked Dolphins in the group C of EuroChallenge. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Bizaca also added 5 rebounds. Bizaca has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 6.5rpg and 2.0apg.

   #10. Teo Simovic (205-C-84, currently plays in Hungary) helped ZTE KK win their game against the closely-ranked PVSK Pannon 77-68 in the Hungarian A Division last Friday. Simovic recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Simovic is ranked fifth on the list of the best rebounders in the league. This season he has very high stats. Simovic averages: 19.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.



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Sorocaba agreed with Brandon McGee - by Paulo Freire

The american Brandon McGee (198-F-89), is the new reinforcement of Liga Sorocabana de Basquete basketball team for the NBB, he just arrived in Liga Sorocabana de Basquete city and had no rest: trained in the afternoon with new teammates, was formally presented to the media and has already received the warning that debut against Bauru, in the Jogos Abertos do Interior.

The 22 year-old was playing in China before arriving at Liga Sorocabana de Basquete, he will meet again with his former college teammate Desmond Holloway, one of his best friends and fellow University of Georgia State.

-Desmond told me good things about the country and the League. He said that Brazil is a good country to live in and the League is very strong, I'll do right here in LSB. -commented the player.





Anderson Varejao's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Brazilians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Anderson Varejao
Anderson Varejao
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Anderson Varejao (205-82, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-8) in their last game. Despite Varejao's very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 101-114 on the road to the Brooklyn Nets. He had a double-double by scoring 35 points and getting 18 rebounds. Varejao also added 3 assists in 37 minutes on the court. It was Cavaliers' sixth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Varejao's ninth year with the team. He is ranked second on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 13.1rpg. Varejao also averaged so far 14.3ppg, 3.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 76.0% in the nine games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Joao Paulo Batista
Joao Paulo Batista
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Eurocup). Batista led his French team Le Mans to a victory over the closely-ranked VEF Riga (1-1) 89-80 in the Eurocup last Tuesday. He was MVP of the game. Batista scored 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (1-1) is placed second in the Eurocup. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Batista is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Le Mans' roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Batista averages: 16.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 66.7%(12-18) and FT: 75.0%. He played for the Brazilian national team in 2010.

Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Tiago Splitter (211-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA). Splitter contributed to a 2-point San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Los Angeles Lakers (5-5) 84-82 in the NBA on Tuesday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 8-3 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Splitter's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 2FGP: 54.9% and FT: 69.2% in the 11 games. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Spanish. Splitter is also a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
   #4. Point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-82, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA was not able to help the Boston Celtics (6-5) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the Boston Celtics were defeated 102-97 in Brooklyn by the Nets. Barbosa was the second best scorer with 17 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Barbosa's total stats this season are: 6.1ppg and 1.8apg. He is also Brazilian national team player.

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #5. International point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 3-point Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the 15th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-7) 79-76 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Huertas scored 9 points in 24 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (5-3) is placed seventh in the ACB. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Huertas is currently sixth on the list of best passers with 4.0apg. This year he also averages: 9.3ppg and 2.4rpg in the eight games. Huertas is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Italian. He plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #6. Center Hatila Passos (211-85, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Uruguay) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Tabare (7-11) 79-62 in the Uruguayan LUB on Monday night. Passos recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. Hebraica Macabi (13-5) is placed fourth in Capital group. Passos belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #4. This season he has very high stats. Passos averages: 15.4ppg, 12.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.1bpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Brazilian senior team two years ago.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #7. International point guard Raul Neto (186-92, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to secure a victory for Lagun Aro GBC (1-7) in their last game. Despite Neto's very good performance Lagun Aro GBC lost 61-76 in Valladolid to the higher-ranked (#11) Blancos de Rueda. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Neto also added made 3 passes and 3 steals in 31 minutes. Neto belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #4 with 1.8spg. He also averaged so far 12.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg in the eight games. Neto is also Brazilian national team player.

Andre Almeida
Andre Almeida
   #8. Center Andre Almeida (211-88, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Nebraska's victory against the University of Nebraska at Omaha 75-62 in the NCAA last Sunday. He recorded 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The University of Nebraska has conference record this season. Almeida has relatively good stats this year: 12.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg. He used to play for the Brazilian university national team back in 2009.

Rafael Maia
Rafael Maia
   #9. Former U17 international center Rafael Maia (206-91, currently studies in the States) contributed to Brown's surprising victory against the University of Maine 70-68 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Maia scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 32 minutes. The Brown University has conference record this season. This year Maia has relatively solid stats: 12.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.9apg in the eight games. He used to play for the Brazilian U17 national team five years ago.

Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
   #10. Center Lucas Nogueira (213-92, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Asefa Estudiantes Madrid to win against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (5-3) 85-74 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Nogueira scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Asefa Estudiantes Madrid (5-3) is placed eighth in the ACB. Nogueira's total stats this season are: 3.0ppg and 2.6rpg. He is international player as one years ago he still played for the Brazilian senior national team.

   #11. International forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an Ford Burgos' victory against the closely-ranked Leyma Basquet 84-75 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Toledo recorded 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 32 minutes. Toledo is currently fourth on the league's list of most steals with 2.0spg. This year he also averages: 9.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg in the seven games. Toledo plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

   #12. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Leche Rio Breogan's victory against one of league's weakest teams Melilla Baloncesto 64-57 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. Cobos recorded 6 points. Cobos' total stats this season are: 4.9ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.9apg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

   #13. Former international swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Givova Scafati in their game against Tuscany Pistoia in the Italian Lega2 (second division). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Tavernari recorded only 2 points. His team was edged in an overtime 88-86. His total stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1spg. Tavernari used to play for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Gerson Santo (206-C-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Colorado St. to an easy victory against the Chadron State College (5-2) crushing them 93-50 in the NCAA on Thursday night. He recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Colorado State University has conference record this season. Santo's total stats this year are: 9.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg.

   #2. Renan Lenz (206-C-90, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Utah in their last game. Despite his good performance the Utah was edged 74-71 at home by the Sacramento State University. Lenz scored 10 points in 19 minutes. It's Lenz's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 9.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4apg in the seven games he played so far.

   #3. Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minnesota St., currently plays in Bulgaria) was not able to help Balkan (2-4) in their game against Chernomorets (3-2) in the Bulgarian NBL. Despite his good performance last Saturday Santos scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Santos belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #4. His total stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.7spg.

   #4. Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for Oita Heat Devils (8-4) in their game against Okinawa GK (10-0) in the Japanese BJ League. Hatano recorded 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 24 minutes. The third-placed Oita Heat Devils were badly defeated 98-78 on the road by the leading Okinawa GK in the Western group. This year Hatano's total stats are: 5.3ppg and 4.1rpg in the 10 games. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Japanese. Despite Hatano's Brazilian passport, he previously played for the Japanese U22 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Brazilian team.

   #5. Andre Coimbra (205-F-86, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Osaka Evessa (1-7) in their game against Fukuoka Rizing (8-4) in the Japanese BJ League. Coimbra scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. The ninth-placed Osaka Evessa was badly defeated 94-75 in Fukuoka by the second-ranked Rizing in the Western group. It was Osaka Evessa's third consecutive loss in a row. It's Coimbra's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 4.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1bpg in the eight games.

   #6. Rodrigo de Souza (188-G, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Pacific in their game against the Oral Roberts University in the NCAA. de Souza scored 8 points and added 3 assists. His team was edged 69-67. de Souza's total stats this season are: 4.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1bpg.

   #7. Rinaldo Mafra (201-F-86, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Jacksonville State University in a victory against the University of Alabama A&M 79-61 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. He recorded 5 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 16 minutes. This year Mafra's total stats are: 4.6ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1bpg in the eight games.

   #8. Arthur Bernardi (206-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Houston Baptist to a victory against the Dallas Christian College 82-73 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored 21 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 29 minutes. This year Bernardi's total stats are: 9.1ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.1spg in the seven games.



Paschoalotto/Bauru signs Jason Detrick - by Eurobasket News

Paschoalotto/Bauru (Paulista) signed 32-year old Austrian international small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, college: Oklahoma, agency: Three Eye Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Detrick played most recently at Apollon in Cypriot Division A. Last season he played for Lleida Basquetbol. In 38 LEB Gold games he had 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 2.0apg. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Bosman Player of the Year, named to 3rd Team and named to All-Bosmans Team. The previous (10/11) season he played at Melilla Baloncesto in LEB Gold. In 33 games that year he was fourth best scorer with impressive 15.7ppg and averaged 2.5rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg.
Detricks team was regular season runner-up in Austrian A Bundesliga in 2005 and 2007.
He was also voted Eurobasket All-Austrian Bundesliga Player of the Year back in 2005. Detrick represented Austria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 this year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 14.1ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 84.4%.
Detrick is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Holland, Hungary (Atomeromu), Spain (CB Canarias, Lleida Basquet and Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC) and Austria (Redwell Gunners Oberwart and Furstenfeld Panthers).
Detrick attended University of Oklahoma until 2004 and it will be his eighth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Paschoalotto/Bauru adds De Santana to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Paschoalotto/Bauru (Paulista) added to their roster 29-year old Spanish center Sidnei De Santana (215-83). He played most recently at Clavijo in Spanish LEB Gold. In 28 games last season he recorded 11.5ppg, 8.8rpg (#2 in the league) and 1.3bpg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Spanish LEB Silver Center of the Year and voted to 2nd Team and voted to All-Domestic Players Team.
De Santana has played previously professionally in Spain (Caceres Basket, Lliria, CB Guadalajara and CB Tarragona 2017) and Angola (Libolo).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Moncton Miracles waive Prosper - by Eurobasket News

Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada) waived 24-year old British V.Islands power forward Lester Prosper (208-106kg-88, college: Old Westbury). In 7 NBL Canada games he played this season he had 9.9ppg, 9.4rpg and 1.1bpg.
Prosper was selected to (NABC) Reeserch?s College All-Star Game in 2011 at his college time. Prosper represented British Virgin Islands at the Skyline Conference Championship two years ago.
He has played previously professionally in Slovakia (Prievidza and Handlova) and Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins).
Prosper attended SUNY-Old Westbury until 2011 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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

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

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Latvian team VEF Riga to a 2-point victory over the eighth-ranked CEZ Nymburk (2-4) 83-81 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Rowland was MVP of the game. He scored 26 points (!!!), had 6 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 31 minutes on the court. VEF Riga (4-2) is placed third in group B. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Rowland's first year with the team. Rowland is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best rebounders (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Rowland averages: 20.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 6.5apg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 66.7%(40-60), 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 78.6% in the six games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Rowland played for the Bulgarian senior national team one years ago. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Lithuania. Jaaber could not help Zalgiris (5-1) to beat Cedevita (2-4). He scored 8 points and added 4 passes. The first-placed Zalgiris was edged in a double overtime (!!!) 108-106 on the road by the lower-ranked Cedevita (#5) in the group C of Euroleague. They ended the series of five consecutive victories. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Jaaber's first season with the team. Jaaber is currently third on the league's list of most steals. His overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.6apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 85.7%. Jaaber is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian national team in 2009. Apparently Jaaber has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He was not able to help Unicaja Malaga (5-3) in their last game. Despite Calloway's good performance Unicaja Malaga lost 74-85 in Madrid to the lower-ranked (#8) Asefa Estudiantes. He scored 11 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 24 minutes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Calloway's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.8apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 57.9%(11-19), 3FGP: 25.7% and FT: 83.3% in the eight games. He is a naturalized American. Calloway played for the Bulgarian national team two years ago. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #4. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) was the major contributor in a Lietuvos rytas' victory against the ninth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-5) 73-60 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. Ivanov scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (3-3) is placed sixth in group A. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Ivanov's total stats are: 9.2ppg and 4.6rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #5. International power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania) led U-Mobitelco to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Giurgiu (3-5) crushing them 76-50 in the Romanian Division A on Monday night. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 33 minutes. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (6-2) is placed third in the Division A. Nikolov has very impressive stats this year: 16.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.8apg and 1.9spg in the eight games. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #6. Center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Bayern Muenchen (5-4) in their game against Brose Baskets Bamberg (7-1) in the German BBL. Homan scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 19 minutes. Bayern Muenchen lost 68-76 in Bamberg to the second-ranked Brose Baskets. Homan has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2bpg in the nine games. He is a naturalized American. Homan is a former international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team two years ago. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #7. International power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) managed to help Enel Brindisi to win against the league outsider Sutor Montegranaro (2-6) 97-78 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Simmons scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Enel Brindisi (4-4) is placed eighth in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Simmons is ranked fifth on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.4bpg. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is also Bulgarian national team player.

Hristo Petkov
Hristo Petkov
   #8. Forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville, currently plays in Denmark), who plays in the Danish Ligaen couldn't help Aarhus BC (4-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Aarhus BC was crushed 80-48 in a derby game by the second-ranked Bakken. Petkov had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 12 rebounds in 36 minutes. Petkov has relatively good stats this year: 14.1ppg and 7.2rpg in the 11 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2001.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #9. International forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help BC Donetsk (0-2) in their game against Galatasaray (2-0) in the Eurocup. Ivanov cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. BC Donetsk was defeated 72-68 in Istanbul by the leading Galatasaray. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Ivanov has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 6.5rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

Pavlin Ivanov
Pavlin Ivanov
   #10. Shooting guard Pavlin Ivanov (194-93, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams KK Zadar (3-6) 76-60 in the Adriatic League on Saturday night. Ivanov scored only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Buducnost this season. His team is placed fourth in the Adriatic League. Ivanov is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) led OFI to a victory against the seventh-ranked Lavrio 71-68 in the Greek A2 (second division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. Doychinov also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. Doychinov is currently fifth on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place). He has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2bpg. Doychinov used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

   #12. International small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Neptunas crushing them 84-63 in the VTB United League on Monday night. Videnov scored only 2 points. He has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.4apg. Videnov is also in the roster of the Bulgarian national team.

   #13. Former U20 international forward Simeon Iliev (203-89, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Balkan League) couldn't help Kavala in their game against Teodo Tivat in the Balkan League. He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Iliev scored only 3 points in 13 minutes. His team was crushed by 27 points 98-71. He has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 2.3rpg in the four games. Iliev used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team three years ago.

   #14. International guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help CSU Sibiu in their game against Timisoara in the Romanian Division A. He scored only 4 points. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 85-66. This season Gruev has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.2apg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year.

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

   #1. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in EuroChallenge) led his Ukrainian team Khimik to a 3-point victory over the fourth-ranked JDA Dijon (0-2) 76-73 in the EuroChallenge last Tuesday. Deane was the best player in that game. He scored 17 points and added 6 passes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (2-0) is placed second in group D. There are only four games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Deane's first season with the team. Deane has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 4.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #2. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Caja Laboral (1-5) 89-72 in the Euroleague on Friday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (4-2) is placed third in group C. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Antic's overall stats are: 5.8ppg and 4.0rpg in the six games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #3. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) led Chalon/Saor to a victory over the closely-ranked Cholet (4-3) 99-95 in the French ProA on Sunday night. Evtimov was the best player in that game. He recorded 19 points. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (5-2) is placed third in the ProA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Evtimov has relatively good stats this season: 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.0apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and French.

   #4. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Umana Venezia (3-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Clark's good performance Umana Venezia was defeated 75-67 on the road by the higher-ranked Lottomatica Roma (#5). He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Clark also added 5 rebounds. Clark is ranked seventh on the list of the top scorers in the league. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Clark averages: 16.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. However Clark has never played in Bulgaria.

   #5. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden) was the main contributor in Malbas' victory against the third-ranked Haga Haninge (6-2) 73-68 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) in Saturday night's game. Gafor was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 11 rebounds. Gafor also added 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group South. Malbas Oresund (6-2) is placed second. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Gafor is currently third on the league's list of top scorers. This season he has very high stats. Gafor averages: 22.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg. He has both Swedish and Bulgarian nationalities.

   #6. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Balkan League) was not able to help Kozuv in their game against Rilski Sportist in the Balkan League. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 75-56. This year Karadzovski has relatively solid stats: 10.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.4spg in the five games. He also holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #7. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway) managed to help Tromso Storm in a victory against the league outsider Ammerud Bskt 86-67 in the Norwegian BLNO on Saturday night. Mihaylov scored only 3 points and had 3 steals in 10 minutes. He has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.3apg in the 10 games.



Aleksandar Todorov returns to Bulgaria to coach Balkan - by Maria Mitzova

Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) is the new head coach of Balkan Botevgrad. The Macedonian coach is replacing Petar Klechkov in Botevgrad. Klechkov resigned on Monday, after home loss from Chernomorets.
Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) returns to work in Bulgaria, a year and a half after leaving Rilski Sportist Samokov. He was in charge in Samokov for more than 3 years, before resigning after a losing streak.
Todorov then took the reigns in KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, and led the team to the Macedonian title. He started this season in the same team, but again resigned, after losing some games in the Adriatic League.
Todorov arrived yesterday in Bulgaria, quickly negotiated the contract with Balkan Botevgrad and will lead the team on Friday, visiting Beroe in NBL.



Aleksandar Todorov is back in Bulgaria - by Vladi Lazarova

After an year and 9 months of absence, Aleksandar Todorov is back in the basketball business in Bulgaria. 39-years old Macedonian is the new head coach of one of the gloriest clubs in the country - Balkan. Todorov, who left MZT Skopje on 27th of October after series of losses in the Adriatic league, is already in Botevgrad and was introduced at the players before today morning practice.

His first game in charge of The Greens will be this Friday, when Balkan has a tough road game against Beroe in Stara Zagora. Todorov has an excellent reputation in Bulgarian league in the period he was coaching Rilski sportist. he led the club from Samokov to the trophy in the first Balkan league season in 2009. With him, Rilski sportist finished with silver in the tournament for Bulgarian Cup in 2010.

Aleksandar Todorov replaces in Botevgrad his former assistant in Rilski sportist Petar Klechkov, who decided to resign yesterday after second consecutive loss in the National league. Todorov celebrated first titile in club history with MZT Scopje few months ago.






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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.24.8 
 2. Dunn, St.Francis X.23.8 
 3. Perrin, TWU22.5 
 4. Walton, Manitoba22.2 
 5. Forbes, Saskatch.21.7 
 6. Freeman, UFV21.0 
 7. Berhanemeske., Ott.21.0 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s20.8 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.20.8 
 10. Ogungbemi-J., Cal.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Acadia
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Klassen, Acadia12.0 
 2. Phillip, Windsor10.5 
 3. Faulkner, Queen''s9.8 
 4. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s9.8 
 5. Burns, Saskatch.9.3 
 6. Ozsayiner, Manit.9.0 
 7. Reaves, Brandon8.5 
 8. Benabdelhak, Brand.8.3 
 9. Bozinovic, TRU8.2 
 10. Bergen-H., Alberta8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.6.4 
 2. Walton, Manitoba6.3 
 3. Bonhomme, Brandon5.2 
 4. Johnson, Lethbrid.5.0 
 5. York, UFV4.8 
 6. Smith, UPEI4.8 
 7. Lamar, Saskatch.4.3 
 8. Tate, Regina4.3 
 9. Baker, Alberta4.2 
 10. Abraha, Mount R.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew DALEY
  New Brunsw.
  (175--)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Daley, New Brunsw.3.8 
 2. Pink, St.Mary''s3.3 
 3. Thomas, St.Franc.3.0 
 4. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.8 
 5. Plumb, UBC2.7 
 6. Baker, Saskatch.2.7 
 7. Walton, Manitoba2.7 
 8. Cunningham, Winnip.2.6 
 9. Filigiano, Acadia2.5 
 10. Washburn, New B.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine DUKE
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Duke, UPEI2.0 
 2. Thomas, St.Franc.2.0 
 3. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.8 
 4. Moses, Calgary1.7 
 5. Coldea, York1.5 
 6. Plummer, Toronto1.5 
 7. Aubertin, UNBC1.5 
 8. Christie, Windsor1.3 
 9. O''Brien, New B.1.3 
 10. Phillip, Windsor1.3 


Jermaine Anderson signs at Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) landed 29-year old Canadian ex-international guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham). Anderson managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). He played most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin 1A league. In 13 games last season he averaged 7.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Anderson also played 1 game in Euroleague where he had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 10.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Anderson also played 26 games in Adriatic League where he had 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Anderson also played at Buducnost in 1A that season. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 13 1A games he had 7.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg. He contributed to his team winning the cup and end the regular season at the top position. Anderson also played 1 game in Euroleague where he recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 10.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.0apg. Anderson also played 26 games in Adriatic League where he had 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.0apg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Triumph Lyubertsy in Russian league. In two EuroChallenge games he had 4.5ppg and 2.0rpg. Anderson also played 8 games in Russian PBL where he had 10.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg.
He received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention award in 2010. Anderson represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Anderson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Walter Tigers), Greece (Panionios), Poland (KK Swiecie), Croatia (Cedevita) and Canada (Halifax Rainmen).
Anderson attended Fordham University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Walton's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old guard Stephan Walton (178-G-87) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Manitoba and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had the game-high 32 points adding five rebounds and eight assists for Manitoba in his team's victory, helping them to beat Regina (#8, 1-5) 104-91. Manitoba is placed at 2nd position in Canadian league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Manitoba will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Walton had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It's his second year at Manitoba and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Valdosta State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Walton is in league's top in points (4th best: 22.2ppg), assists (2nd best: 6.3apg) and averages solid 2.7spg,53.3% FGP and 40.5% from behind 3-point line. Worth to mention Walton played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Will Ondrik of TRU. He is a in his 2nd season at TRU. In the last game Ondrik recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds. Of course TRU cruised to a 89-80 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Mount Royal (2-4). TRU's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Ondrik is well-known at TRU and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Paul Gareau (201-F) of Regina (#8). Gareau scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite Gareau's great performance Regina lost 91-104 to the higher-ranked Manitoba (#2, 4-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Regina can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Gareau he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Gareau has a very solid season. In 6 games in Canada he scored 11.5ppg. He also has 7.5rpg and FGP: 66.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeremy Dunn (196-F) of St.Francis X. - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Terry Thomas (193-G) of St.Francis X. - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Connor Burns (201-F) of Regina - 21 points and 9 rebounds
7. Owen Klassen (208-F-91) of Acadia - 10 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Will Donkoh (185-G) of St.Francis X. - 6 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Noel Moffatt) of Memorial - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Aaron O'Brien (206) of New Brunsw. - 15 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 9-2 
 2. Los Leones 8-3 
 3. Sagrados 8-3 
 4. Providencia 5-5 
 5. Puente Alto 2-9 
 6. Stadio Italiano 1-10 
South
 1. Dep.Espanol 10-1 
 2. Dep.Castro 9-2 
 3. AB Ancud 7-4 
 4. Osorno Basq. 4-7 
 5. Dep.Valdivia 2-9 
 6. Las Animas 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 18: Dep.Castro - Osorno Basq. 89-72
Nov. 18: AB Ancud - Las Animas 85-78



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  CHINA   


Rashad McCants signs at Foshan, ex Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Foshan Long Lions (CBA) landed 28-year old American swingman Rashad McCants (193-102kg-84, college: N.Carolina). He already started the season at Strasbourg IG in French ProA.
In 2005 he was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in first round (14th overall). McCants attended University of North Carolina and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball (including missed ones).
He won NCAA championship title in 2005.
McCants received also NABC All-NCAA District 5 1st Team award and All-ACC 3rd Team award back in 2005 at his college time.
McCants is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Philippines (Powerade Tigers), Puerto Rico (Caciques and Quebradillas), NBA (Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Frisco Texas Legends).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Guandong Tigers add Diogu to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Guandong Southern Tigers (CBA) added to their roster 29-year old USA ex-international power forward Ike Diogu (204-116kg-83, college: Arizona State). He is a dual citizen owning also Nigerian passport. Diogu already started the season at Phoenix Suns in the NBA.
In 2005 Diogu was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in first round (9th overall). He attended Arizona State and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball (including missed ones). Diogu played in the final of Puerto Rican BSN.
He was voted Africabasket.com All-African Player of the Year, NABC All-NCAA District 15 1st Team and Africabasket.com All-African 1st Team back in 2003,2004 and 2005 at his college time. Strangely Diogu also played for Nigerian National Team in 2012. He represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) this year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.6ppg, Reb-2(10.8rpg), FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 82.6%.
Diogu has played also professionally in NBA (New Orleans Hornets, LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers), Puerto Rico (Capitanes) and China (Xinjiang Flying Tige).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CROATIA   

Standings - A2 League

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Center

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

East

Nov. 17: Belisce - Meteor D. 87-53
Nov. 17: Vrijednosnice - Olimp Inspekt 77-76
Nov. 17: Vukovar - Zupanja 76-66
Nov. 17: Pozega - Virovitica 75-69

North

Nov. 17: Petar Zrinski - Bjelovar 96-76
Nov. 17: Cakovec - Rudar-Cimper 91-38
Nov. 17: Podravac Virje - Vindija V. 80-69
Nov. 17: Mladost D.(N) - Graficar 79-74
Nov. 17: Ivancica - Radnik 67-46
Nov. 17: Koprivnica - Medjimurje C. 63-103

South

Nov. 17: Omis Galeb - Kastela 90-96
Nov. 17: Jazine - Trogir 88-68
Nov. 17: Sukosan - Puntamika 77-91
Nov. 17: Metkovic - Cetina 75-72
Nov. 17: GKK Sibenik - Policnik 71-56
Nov. 17: DOSK - Solin 64-79

West

Nov. 17: Crikvenica - Ghia Staff 88-67
Nov. 17: Pula 1981 - Skrljevo 78-74
Nov. 17: Kastav - Stoja Pula 72-83
Nov. 17: Otocac - Zamet 52-77


Jermaine Anderson signs at Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) landed 29-year old Canadian ex-international guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham). Anderson managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). He played most recently at Buducnost in Montenegrin 1A league. In 13 games last season he averaged 7.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. Anderson also played 1 game in Euroleague where he had 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 10.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Anderson also played 26 games in Adriatic League where he had 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Anderson also played at Buducnost in 1A that season. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 13 1A games he had 7.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg. He contributed to his team winning the cup and end the regular season at the top position. Anderson also played 1 game in Euroleague where he recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had 10.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 3.0apg. Anderson also played 26 games in Adriatic League where he had 9.3ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.0apg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Triumph Lyubertsy in Russian league. In two EuroChallenge games he had 4.5ppg and 2.0rpg. Anderson also played 8 games in Russian PBL where he had 10.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg.
He received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention award in 2010. Anderson represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Anderson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Walter Tigers), Greece (Panionios), Poland (KK Swiecie), Croatia (Cedevita) and Canada (Halifax Rainmen).
Anderson attended Fordham University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 18: Keravnos - ENAD 83-58
Nov. 17: Apollon - AEL 75-74
Nov. 16: Omonia - Apoel 74-102
Nov. 17: AEK - Etha 73-75

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 23: AEL - Keravnos
Nov. 23: Etha - Apollon
Nov. 23: Apoel - AEK
Nov. 23: ENAD - Omonia


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Allen, Omonia24.5 
 2. Lee-Ingram, Omonia18.8 
 3. Diggs, Omonia17.8 
 4. Panteli, AEK17.7 
 5. Aleksic, AEL17.3 
 6. Crocker, Keravnos17.0 
 7. Outerbridge, AEL16.3 
 8. Detrick, Apollon15.8 
 9. Morrison, Apoel14.8 
 10. Palalas, AEL14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Omonia
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Lee-Ingram, Omonia9.3 
 2. Kaskiris, ENAD8.8 
 3. Vaughn, Keravnos8.5 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL8.5 
 5. Kinnard, Keravnos7.8 
 6. Diggs, Omonia7.5 
 7. Allen, AEL6.8 
 8. Brown, Apollon6.5 
 9. Jefferson, Apollon6.3 
 10. Aleksic, AEL6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Diggs, Omonia7.0 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel5.5 
 3. Maze, Keravnos5.3 
 4. Aleksic, AEL4.8 
 5. Adegboye, Etha4.5 
 6. Dorsey, Apollon4.5 
 7. Guillandeaux, AEL3.5 
 8. Kremen, Apoel3.0 
 9. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 10. Demertzis, Kerav.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Stiggers, Apoel3.3 
 2. Palalas, AEL2.7 
 3. Diggs, Omonia2.5 
 4. Panteli, AEK2.3 
 5. Brown, Apollon2.0 
 6. Lee-Ingram, Omonia2.0 
 7. Mokongo, Apoel2.0 
 8. Williams, Etha1.8 
 9. Kremen, Apoel1.5 
 10. Adegboye, Etha1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike MORRISON
  Apoel
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morrison, Apoel2.0 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos2.0 
 3. Harrison, AEK1.7 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL1.3 
 5. Brown, Apollon1.0 
 6. Jefferson, Apollon1.0 
 7. Baker, Omonia0.8 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.8 
 9. Lee-Ingram, Omonia0.8 
 10. Jukes, ENAD0.7 


Kremen's 15 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old swingman Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Apoel and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had the game-high 15 points adding nine rebounds and six assists for Apoel in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Omonia (3-1) with 28-point margin 102-74. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Apoel is placed at 2nd position in Cypriot league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Apoel will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Kremen as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Michal Kremen averages this season 7.0ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-F-88, agency: SDJ Sports) of Omonia. He is American forward in his first season at Omonia. In the last game Lee-Ingram recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Omonia lost that game 74-102 to slightly higher-ranked Apoel (3-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Omonia still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Lee-Ingram is a newcomer at Omonia and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#2). He also registered 9.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Tony Crocker (201-G/F-87) of league's leader Keravnos. Crocker scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Keravnos, leading his team to a 83-58 easy win against ENAD (#8, 0-4). Keravnos started extremely well this year. They recorded 4 victories without losing a single game. Crocker turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Crocker has a great season in Cyprus. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.7ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bobby Maze (191-PG-86) of Keravnos - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Orion Outerbridge (205-F-88) of AEL - 22 points and 9 rebounds
6. Milutin Aleksic (203-F-82) of AEL - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Marvin Jefferson (206-C-86) of Apollon - 16 points and 8 rebounds
8. Christodoulos Kaskiris (207-F/C-79) of ENAD - 9 points and 11 rebounds
9. Porter Troupe (196-G-83) of Apoel - 18 points and 2 rebounds
10. Dante Stiggers (188-PG-82) of Apoel - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 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)



WeeK 4 - Statistics! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

1)Top scorer= Crocker-Keravnos = 24 points
2)Top rebounder= Lee - Omonoia =14 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Maze - Keravnos = 8 assists
4)Top stealer= Diggs - Omonoia = 5 steals
5)Most turnovers=Diggs-Omonoia=7 turnovers
6)Best scoring team in week 4=Apoel (scored 102 pts)
7)Best defensive team in week 4=Keravnos (received 58 pts)

Highlights and award

Grant led all scorers with 19 points, Troupe added 18, and Kremen had 15 and Apoel rolled to its third win, 102-74 over Omonoia on Friday night. There is no doubt that Omonoia has had an explosive beginning in the season but Apoel was a lot better and dominated the game. Apoel is now 3-1.

The weekly award goes to Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81) who had 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 6 assists.



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Danish Ligaen round 14 best performance: Donald Rutherford - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Svendborg, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 32 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat Horsens IC (#3, 9-4) 85-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Svendborg to consolidate first place in the Danish Ligaen. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Svendborg keeps perfect 12 -0 record. In the team's last game Rutherford had a remarkable 56.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Svendborg's top player in his first season with the team. Former Catawba College star has very solid stats this year. Rutherford is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.3rpg) and averages impressive 62.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young international guard Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC. Jukic had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as Horsens IC lost that game 76-85 to league's leader Svendborg (#1, 12-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Horsens IC still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 9-4 record is not bad at all. Jukic is a newcomer at Horsens IC, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.5ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 9.8rpg and 3.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Horsens IC's star - international guard Darko Jukic (198-G-90). Jukic scored 17 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Horsens IC, helping his team with a 81-74overtime win against the lower-ranked Horsholm (#7, 4-9). Horsens IC needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 4 lost games. Jukic has a great season in Denmark. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 9.8rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.2bpg and FGP: 55.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mikael Nielsen (178-PG-90) of SISU - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78) of SISU - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Casper Hesseldal (198-F-85) of Horsholm - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Casper Hesseldal (198-F-85) of Horsholm - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Bojan Marinkovic (209-C-84) of Horsholm - 8 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)



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Maine Red Claws released Allen - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws released 28-year old forward Ronald Allen (206-103kg-84, college: Cincinnati).
In 2007 (a year after he left the college). Allen was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League) in sixth round (79th overall).
The former University of Cincinnati standout is in his seventh season in pro basketball. Allen won D-League championship title.
He has played also professionally in New Zealand (Hub Jets), Uruguay (Malvin) and other D-League teams (Austin Toros, Frisco Texas Legends and Springfield Armor).
Allen is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league on the market.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Maine Red Claws released Burrell - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws released 23-year old point guard Cervante Burrell (177-89, college: Seattle).
This summer Burrell was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in fourth round (59th overall).
The former Seattle University star is in his first season in pro basketball.
Burrell won Independent championship title in 2010.
He was also voted All-Independent 2nd Team in 2010 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Maine Red Claws cut Degand - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws cut 24-year old guard Farnold Degand (193-77kg-88, college: North Carolina State).
Degand just graduated from North Carolina State and it is his first season in pro basketball. He played at the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2010. The guard participated at the Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas last summer. He tallied 9.0 points and 1.5 assists for Team Kiev at the event. 

By Eurobasket Data Center



Maine Red Claws released Brooks - by Eurobasket News

Maine Red Claws released point guard Daquan Brooks (177, college: W.Connecticut).
Brooks just graduated from Western Connecticut State University and it is his first season as a pro.
His team made it to the LEC Tournament Semifinals in 2009.
Brooks was also voted NABC Division III All-Northeast Region 1st Team in 2000 and 2012 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Idaho Stampede let Cooper go - by Eurobasket News

Idaho Stampede cut 29-year old guard Darren Cooper (190-99kg-83, college: Portland).
In 2007 Cooper was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in sixth round (77th overall).
The former University of Portland standout is in his sixth season in pro basketball. Coopers team won IBL Continental Division Regular Season.
He received All-WCC 1st Team award back in 2007 at his college time.
Cooper has played previously professionally in other D-League teams (Santa Cruz Warriors and Maine Red Claws) and IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes and Portland Chinooks).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Idaho Stampede cut Brent Jennings - by Eurobasket News

Idaho Stampede cut guard Brent Jennings (193-91kg, college: So.Poly State). Jennings won UBA Slam Dunk championship title.
He received Usbasket.com All-UBA Classic 1st Team award in 2011 at his college time.
Jennings has played also professionally in other D-League team (Reno Bighorns), UBA (Atlanta Assault) and WBA (Atlanta Blaze).
He graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in 2011 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EL SALVADOR   


San Marcos wins Clausura - by Jaime Arevalo

After claiming Game 1, San Marcos defeated Universidad Tecnologica even in Game 2 of the Final Series, becoming the Salvadorean Champion for the fourth time in a row.
Game 2 ended 78-70 for San Marcos. The two teams were head to head all game long and San Marcos prevailed thanks only to better shooting accuracy from all his players. With 30 points and a continous presence at the offensive side, Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) was the man of the game for San Marcos, earning at the end the Finals MVP Award too.
Jose Antonio Orellana (189-F-87) added 15 points at the winning sinde, and Carlos Arias (200-F/C-89) 11 pts and 14 rebs. David Johnson (193-F-85, college: SE Missouri St.) scored 30 points to lead UTEC in losing effort, Jorge Loucel (186-F-90) well assisted him at 15 pts.



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Estonians abroad keep winning - by Janar

Four Estonian NT players, playing abroad, were in action last weekend and all of them ended the week with another victory.

Janar Talts (207-PF-83) contributed 6 points and 5 rebounds despite playing only 4 minutes as the Seria A leader Varese Cimberio won 85:84 against 2nd placed Sassari.
Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) scored 10 points as Siena Montepaschi took a firm 86:66 win against Caserta. Siena has won 6 out of 8 games.
Siim-Sander Vene (203-SF-90, agency: Alti Sport) scored 12 points and took 6 rebounds as BC Prienai kept 100%-record, beating Panevezys 80:74. Prienai leads Lithuanian league with 6 wins.
Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-PG-89) scored 5 points as Olimpi Tbilisi maintained a 100% ecord in Georgian league after beating Samedicino 106:63.
Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) and his team U-Mobilteco Cluj will play their 8th game Monday evening. Cluj will climb 2nd in Romanian league standings is they'll win today.




Reimo Tamm - MVP of the month - by Janar

Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) was chosen the best player of the month in Estonian Korvpalli Meistriliiga by journalists, covering the basketball, and Estonian Basketball Federation.
Tamm averaged 19,8 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in four games of October. He was fouled 7,5 times per game.
Playing against the leage leader, TU/Rock, Tamm scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. BC Rakvere Tarvas holds third place in the league.

Other players, receiving votes in MVP of October voting, were Justin Ingram, Rain Raadik and Siim Laur.



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Tsmoki-Minsk add Nigel Munson and Ater Majok - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk add Nigel Munson (187-G, college: District of Col.) and Ater Majok (208-F-87, college: Connecticut) to their roster. After a slow strt in VTB league as well as 1-1 record in EuroChallenge, the team from Belarus made some changes.
Nigel Munson started his career for Virginia Tech (NCAA) and in 32 games averaged 3.0ppg, 1.1apg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 6-7. Later he played for District of Col. (NCAA2) and in his first season there showed 19.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.3apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 38.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 74.6%. In 2011-2012 for District of Col. (NCAA2) his stats read 19.4ppg, 5.5rpg, AssistsNCAA2-8 (6.5apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 73.4%.
Ater Majok is a product of Connecticut (NCAA). In 2011-2012 he played for BK SPU Bemaco Nitra (Slovakia-Extraliga, starting five) and averaged 11.2ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.4apg, Blocks-2 (2.6bpg), FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 27.7%, FT: 73.4%. In EuroChallenge his stats read 11.2ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 84.0%. The season 2012-2013 he appeared for Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Israel-Winner League), but in Nov.'12 signed at Tsmoki-Minsk (Belarus-Premier League).



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Caja Laboral hires coach Zan Tabak - by Eurobasket News

Caja Laboral Vitoria (ACB) has agreed on terms of contract with 42-year old Croatian coach Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group). He coached recently at Trefl Sopot in Polish TBL league. He helped them to win the supercup.
Tabak has coached also professionally in Italy, Turkey and NBA (New York Knicks).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @invictussports)



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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Richardson, Ura B.28.9 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia27.0 
 3. Pederson, SayRi23.3 
 4. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.21.5 
 5. Salminen, TuNM.21.1 
 6. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.20.7 
 7. Young, Porvoon20.6 
 8. Brennan, Tapiolan.20.5 
 9. Tate, Porvoon20.3 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia15.6 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.2 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.3 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris12.9 
 5. Salminen, TuNM.12.2 
 6. Keskitalo, JyWe12.2 
 7. Stephens, Huima11.5 
 8. Coleman, ToPo10.8 
 9. Pederson, SayRi10.8 
 10. Suotamo, Espoo B.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.5 
 2. Juvonen, Kerava ET4.8 
 3. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.8 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.4.7 
 5. Ginty, ToPo4.6 
 6. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.5 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia4.3 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.9 
 9. Russell, Oulun N.3.7 
 10. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.3 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.8 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.5 
 4. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.4 
 5. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.4 
 6. Richardson, Ura B.2.3 
 7. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 8. Russell, Oulun N.2.0 
 9. Syrjala, KaU Koris2.0 
 10. Ginty, ToPo1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.7 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.6 
 3. Woods, BC Nokia2.0 
 4. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.8 
 5. Young, Porvoon1.8 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET1.6 
 7. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.3 
 8. Salminen, TuNM.1.2 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.1 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET1.1 


Flowers' 26 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old swingman Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kataja and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Kataja in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Namika Lahti (#9, 3-8) with 55-point margin 98-43. Kataja maintains the 3rd position in Finnish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kataja will need more victories to improve their 8-3 record. In the team's last game Flowers had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Kataja's top player in his first season with the team. Jonte Flowers averages this season 16.5ppg and 7.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Devonne Giles (203-F-83) of KTP. He is American forward in his first season at KTP. In the last game Giles recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for KTP to edge Kauhajoki (7-4) by 3 points 80-77. This victory allowed KTP to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 7-4 record is not bad at all. Giles is a newcomer at KTP and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Kataja's star - guard Johnell Smith (180-PG-80). Smith showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was another key player of Kataja, helping his team with a 98-43 easy win against the lower-ranked Namika Lahti (#9, 3-8). Kataja needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 3 lost games. Smith has a great season in Finland. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (9th best) and assists with 5.1apg (3rd best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 58.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84) of FoKoPo - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82) of Kataja - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Martin Zeno (196-G-85) of Nilan Bisons - 21 points and 5 rebounds
7. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Ville Makalainen (194-F-85) of Nilan Bisons - 8 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Alex Vaenerberg (183-G-92) of Salon Vilpas - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Markus Molenius (203-F-92) of FoKoPo - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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



Sami Syrjala claims Finnish 1st Division weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Sami Syrjala (197-F-81) had a great game in the last round for league's leader KaU Koris and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team crushed BC Jyvaskyla (#8, 2-8) with 18-point margin 76-58. It allowed KaU Koris to jump to the first place in the Finnish 1st Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. KaU Koris has a very solid 7-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. It's Syrjala's second year at KaU Koris and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Syrjala has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 12.9rpg) and averages solid 59.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 38-year old American forward HL Coleman (202-F-74) of ToPo. Coleman impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead ToPo to another comfortable win outscoring Ura Basket (#9, 0-8) 107-63. This victory allowed ToPo to move up to 3rd position in group A. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Coleman is a newcomer at ToPo and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Russell Frederick (185-PG-88) of Oulun NMKY (#5). Frederick showcased his all-around game by recording 24 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Oulun NMKY, leading his team to a 94-77 easy win against slightly lower-ranked SayRi (#7, 3-5). Oulun NMKY needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group A. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Frederick has a very solid season. In 7 games in Finland he scored 16.3ppg. He also has 6.9rpg, 3.7apg and FGP: 51.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) of BC Nokia - 22 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Joni Herrala (190-G-94) of HBA-Marsky - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists
6. Andre Stephens (202-F-87) of Huima - 27 points and 12 rebounds
7. Pierre Jallow (203-F/C-79) of Jarvenpaa - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Marcus Capers (193-G-89) of ToPo - 18 points and 13 rebounds
9. Sakari Salminen (200-F-87) of TuNMKY - 25 points and 14 rebounds
10. Arsene Towa (191-F-81) of Kerava ET - 23 points and 12 rebounds

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



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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 18: Chalon - Cholet 99-95
Nov. 17: Orleans - Le Havre 89-75
Nov. 17: ASVEL - Paris-Levallois 82-76
Nov. 17: Nanterre - Boulazac 80-72
Nov. 17: Gravelines - Nancy 79-83 OT
Nov. 19: Limoges - Poitiers 67-66
Nov. 17: Dijon - Le Mans 61-67
Nov. 17: Strasbourg - Roanne 61-63

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 24: Orleans - Gravelines
Nov. 24: Le Mans - Chalon
Nov. 24: Cholet - Boulazac
Nov. 24: Le Havre - ASVEL
Nov. 24: Paris-Levallois - Strasbourg
Nov. 24: Nancy - Dijon
Nov. 24: Poitiers - Nanterre
Nov. 24: Roanne - Limoges


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.3 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers17.4 
 3. King, Le Havre17.4 
 4. Diabate, Nancy16.3 
 5. Green, Orleans16.3 
 6. Diot, Paris-Levall.15.9 
 7. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.9 
 8. Monroe, Boulazac15.7 
 9. Buycks, Gravelines15.4 
 10. Jackson, AS.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Monroe, Boulazac9.0 
 2. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.8.4 
 3. McKenzie, Boulazac8.0 
 4. Collins, Roanne8.0 
 5. Williams, Chalon7.9 
 6. Nivins, Poitiers7.4 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.6.9 
 10. Brown, Le Havre6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marc-Antoine PELLIN
  Orleans
  (169-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Pellin, Orleans7.1 
 2. King, Le Havre6.7 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.6 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.1 
 5. Everett, Cholet5.6 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg4.9 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.4 
 8. Dobbins, Poitiers4.3 
 9. Diot, Paris-Levall.4.3 
 10. Diabate, Nancy4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Stras.
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Campbell, Stras.2.6 
 2. Williams, Paris-.2.6 
 3. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 4. Jomby, Cholet2.1 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.1 
 6. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 7. Boungou Colo, Limo.2.0 
 8. Pellin, Orleans2.0 
 9. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 10. Schilb, Chalon1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. King, Nancy2.0 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.6 
 3. Sy, AS.1.4 
 4. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 5. Issa, Le Mans1.1 
 6. Walker, Limoges1.1 
 7. Jean-B., Chalon1.1 
 8. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers1.0 
 10. Goree, Cholet1.0 


Diabate's 24 points and 5 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

25-year old point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) put on an amazing game in the last round for Nancy and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had the game-high 24 points adding five rebounds and five assists for Nancy in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Gravelines (#4, 4-3) in overtime 83-79. Nancy is placed at 14th position in French league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Diabate had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Nancy's top player in his first season with the team. Diabate has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.3ppg) and averages solid 53.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket) of league's second-best ASVEL. He is Nigerian forward in his first season at ASVEL. In the last game Nsonwu-Amadi recorded impressive 19 points and 8 rebounds. It was enough for ASVEL to edge the lower-ranked Paris-Levallois (#7, 4-3) by 6 points 82-76. This victory allowed ASVEL to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 5-2 record is not bad at all. Nsonwu-Amadi is a newcomer at ASVEL and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87) of Poitiers (#16). Nivins scored 17 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Nivins' great performance Poitiers lost 66-67 to the higher-ranked Limoges (#12, 3-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Poitiers can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 2-5 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Nivins he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Nivins has individually a great season in France. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.4ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 7.4rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jahmar Young (196-G-86) of Orleans - 33 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Darryl Monroe (202-C/F-86) of Boulazac - 21 points and 5 rebounds
6. Terrell Everett (193-G-84) of Cholet - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Amara Sy (202-F-81) of ASVEL - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-PG-87) of Orleans - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Marcus Goree (201-F-77) of Cholet - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Nobel Boungou Colo (202-F-88) of Limoges - 21 points and 6 rebounds

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



ProA Round 7 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Much higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-3) fell to fifteenth ranked Sluc Nancy (2-5) in overtime by four points 79-83 on Saturday night. The game took place in Gravelines. But the guests from Nancy were better at the end. Worth to mention a great performance of Souleyman Diabate who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sluc Nancy moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Sluc Nancy will face higher ranked JDA Dijon (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#15).

Other games in round 7 were not that significant. Poitiers was beaten by Limoges on the road 67-66. Chalon won against Cholet on its own court 99-95. Boulazac unfortunately lost to Nanterre in a road game 72-80. ASVEL managed to beat Paris-Levallois at home 82-76. Le Mans defeated Dijon on the opponent's court 67-61. Strasbourg was beaten by Roanne in a home game 61-63. Le Havre lost to Orleans on the road 75-89.
The most impressive performance of 7th round was 33 points (!!!) by Jahmar Young of Orleans.


Limoges - Poitiers 67-66

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Limoges CSP Elite and 13th ranked Poitiers had identical 2-4 record. This time Limoges CSP Elite used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Poitiers 67-66 on Monday night. Poitiers was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Limoges CSP Elite dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Poitiers' 22. Limoges CSP Elite forced 21 Poitiers turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Panagiotis Giannakis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Poitiers. Four Poitiers players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite (3-4) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Poitiers at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face Chorale de Roanne (#11) on the road in the next round. Poitiers will play against JSF Nanterre (#5).
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Nivins 17+10reb, J.Gray 15+4ast, A.Dobbins 13+7reb+7ast, L.Kante 10+1reb, A.Smith 9+1reb+2ast, P.Badiane 2+6reb+1ast
Limoges: N.Boungou Colo 21+6reb+1ast, K.McAlarney 14+2reb+1ast, B.Wanamaker 9+3reb+4ast, A.Tsamis 9+3ast, J.Gomis 6+2reb+2ast, R.Desroses 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178893


Chalon - Cholet 99-95

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Chalon/Saor and 4th placed Cholet had identical 4-2 record. This time Chalon/Saor used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Cholet 99-95 on Sunday night. Cholet was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 30-25 charge of Chalon/Saor, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 53.1 percentage. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. Forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma) answered with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) added 22 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cholet. Four Chalon/Saor and five Cholet players scored in double figures. Defending champion (5-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with ASVEL. Cholet at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. Chalon/Saor will face league's leader Le Mans on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cholet will play against Boulazac Basket.
Top scorers:
Cholet: M.Goree 22+6reb+3ast, T.Everett 19+7reb+7ast, T.Bryant 19+8reb+3ast, D.Obasohan 13+1reb+2ast, K.Souchu 11+1reb+3ast, A.Slaughter 9+1ast
Chalon: B.Rush 19+4reb+1ast, B.Schilb 19+4reb+3ast, I.Evtimov 19+1reb+2ast, S.Williams 14+10reb, N.Lang 9+3reb+3ast, S.Tchicamboud 9+1reb+7ast
gschID: 178892


Nanterre - Boulazac 80-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked JSF Nanterre and 8th ranked Boulazac Basket had identical 3-3 record. This time JSF Nanterre used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Boulazac 80-72 on Saturday night. Boulazac Basket trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-80 at the end of the game. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. Swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. JSF Nanterre (4-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. JSF Nanterre will face bottom-ranked Poitiers (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Boulazac Basket will play against Cholet (#6).
Top scorers:
Boulazac: D.Monroe 21+5reb, A.McKenzie 10+8reb+2ast, T.Dubiez 8+3reb+1ast, O.Eldridge 8+4reb+2ast, A.Kerckhof 7+1reb+4ast, Y.Gaillou 6+4reb
Nanterre: C.Warren 21+3reb+2ast, D.Lighty 13+4reb+1ast, S.Brun 10+5reb+1ast, C.Oliver 8+5reb+2ast, T.Meacham 7+1reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 178899


ASVEL - Paris-Levallois 82-76

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket and 4th placed Paris-Levallois had identical 4-2 record. This time ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Levallois 82-76 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 19-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 17-of-17 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-89, college: Notre Dame) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds. Nigerian power forward Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-78, college: Wyoming, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for Paris-Levallois. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. Paris-Levallois at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face STB Le Havre (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Paris-Levallois will play against Strasbourg IG (#8).
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: S.May 16+7reb+2ast, A.Albicy 14+4reb+6ast, J.Williams 14+4reb+2ast, J.Cox 12+4reb+2ast, A.Diot 10+2reb+1ast, M.N'Doye 10+3reb
ASVEL: T.Abromaitis 22+6reb+1ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 19+8reb+1ast, M.Thompson 16+6reb+6ast, A.Sy 14+6reb+4ast, E.Jackson 11+3reb+5ast, T.Leon 0
gschID: 178898


Dijon - Le Mans 61-67

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Le Mans (6-1) defeated on the road 9th ranked JDA Dijon (3-4) 67-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. Le Mans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Le Mans outrebounded JDA Dijon 36-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 8 rebounds. U.S. Virgin Islands forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St.) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Center Ferdinand Prenom (205-91) answered with 11 points and 5 rebounds and forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) added 5 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for JDA Dijon. Le Mans have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. JDA Dijon at the other side keeps the ninth position with four games lost. Le Mans will face Chalon/Saor (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. JDA Dijon will play against Sluc Nancy (#14).
Top scorers:
Dijon: Z.Moss 11+2reb, F.Prenom 11+5reb, A.Harris 8+4reb+1ast, D.Melody 8+3reb+1ast, L.Owens 7+2reb, M.Mutuale 6+2ast
Le Mans: C.Victor 14+3reb+2ast, J.Paulo Batista 10+8reb+3ast, C.Long 9+1reb+1ast, K.El-Amin 9+2reb+5ast, C.Kahudi 8+6reb, D.Issa 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 178897


Strasbourg - Roanne 61-63

There was an upset when 3rd placed Strasbourg IG (4-3) was edged at home by fourteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (3-4) 63-61 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 assists. American power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 8 points for the winners. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) added 18 points (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Strasbourg IG. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face Limoges CSP Elite (#12) at home in the next round. Strasbourg IG will play against Paris-Levallois (#7).
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: A.Ajinca 18+3reb+1ast, R.Greer 15+7reb+3ast, G.Fitch 13+2reb+1ast, L.Campbell 7+6reb+4ast, H.Invernizzi 4, A.Toupane 2
Roanne: P.Amagou 17+4reb+5ast, A.Voskuil 13+2reb, M.Howard 9+3reb+3ast, C.Collins 8+4reb+3ast, D.Kecman 7+1reb+3ast, R.Reid 4+2reb
gschID: 178896


Orleans - Le Havre 89-75

There was a surprise result when sixteenth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (2-5) beat at home higher ranked STB Le Havre (2-5) 89-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Entente Orleans 45. STB Le Havre was better in second period 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Entente Orleans 45 shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jahmar Young (196-86, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!). The former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) contributed with 17 points and 9 assists for the winners. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) added 15 points and 6 assists in the effort for STB Le Havre. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Entente Orleans 45 moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated STB Le Havre. STB Le Havre lost fifth consecutive game. Entente Orleans 45 will face higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: G.Brown 17+9reb+1ast, V.Moldoveanu 17+5reb+1ast, B.King 15+3reb+6ast, B.Smith 11+6reb, M.Kouguere 8+7reb+3ast, G.Pitard 4+1reb+2ast
Orleans: J.Young 33+3reb+2ast, M.Pellin 17+2reb+9ast, B.Greene 15+4reb+1ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 8+2reb, M.Lebrun 7+2reb, C.Green 4+6reb+6ast
gschID: 178895


Gravelines - Nancy 79-83 OT

Much higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-3) fell to fifteenth ranked Sluc Nancy (2-5) in overtime by four points 79-83 on Saturday night. The game took place in Gravelines. But the guests from Nancy were better at the end. Gravelines-Dunkerque was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 20-17 charge of Sluc Nancy, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 13-9. Sluc Nancy outrebounded Gravelines-Dunkerque 47-34 including 35 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws). American swingman Torrell Martin (196-85, college: Winthrop) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sluc Nancy moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Sluc Nancy will face higher ranked JDA Dijon (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#15).
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 25+9reb, J.Johnson 13+1reb+1ast, J.Edwards 12+8reb+2ast, L.Vaty 10+3reb, A.Curti 4+1reb+2ast, O.Camara 4+3reb+1ast
Nancy: S.Diabate 24+5reb+5ast, S.King 15+5reb+1ast, T.Martin 15+8reb+1ast, H.Toure 11+5reb+1ast, B.Merriex 5+7reb+1ast, N.Pope 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 178894



John Shurna signs at Strasbourg - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg IG (ProA) landed 22-year old American forward John Shurna (205-90, college: Northwestern, agency: Priority Sports). He already started the season at New York Knicks in the NBA.
He just graduated from Northwestern University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Shurna received All-Big Ten 1st Team award in 2012 at his college time. Shurna represented USA at the World Championships U19 in New Zealand three years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 9 games: 6.0ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT-3(70.6%), FT: 33.3%.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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

23-year old swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Kumanovo and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Feni Indistrija (3-1) 76-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Kumanovo to take over top position in the FYR Macedonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kumanovo has a very solid 3-1 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Dimcevski had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Dimcevski has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 7.0rpg), assists (3rd best: 3.8apg) and averages solid 2.3spg.

Second best performed player last round was Eftim Bogoev (185-G-80) of league's second-best ABA Strumica. He is a guard in his first season at ABA Strumica. In the last game Bogoev recorded impressive 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as ABA Strumica lost that game 68-73 to the lower-ranked Lirija (#5, 2-2). This loss caused ABA Strumica to drop to 2nd position in the standings. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Bogoev is a newcomer at ABA Strumica and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.0ppg (#2). He also recorded 4.5 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-C/F-79, agency: World Sport Agency) of Rabotnicki (#6). Jelesijevic scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Rabotnicki, leading his team to a 82-59 easy win against Pelister Bitola (#8, 0-4). Rabotnicki needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Jelesijevic has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 8.0rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) of Kozuv - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Darko Sokolov (190-G-86) of Feni Indistrija - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Nenad Zivcevic (204-F-87) of Rabotnicki - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Aleksandar Jevdic) of ABA Strumica - 18 points and 5 rebounds
8. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83) of Kozuv - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Lirija - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Milan Janjusevic (196-F-83) of ABA Strumica - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm18.4 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.16.6 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.3 
 4. Burrell, Bremerha.15.7 
 5. Thompson, ALBA15.3 
 6. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.3 
 7. Scott, Fraport SKY14.7 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.14.6 
 9. Baxter, LTi 46ers14.6 
 10. Wood, ALBA14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.7 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.4 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.4 
 4. Burtschi, Bremerha.7.4 
 5. Gordon, Phoenix7.2 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.7.0 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.6.9 
 8. Anderson, s.Oliv.6.8 
 9. Homan, B.Muenchen6.7 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.4 
 2. White, Phoenix4.6 
 3. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 4. Burrell, Bremerha.3.8 
 5. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.8 
 6. Avdalovic, ALBA3.7 
 7. Harris, LTi 46ers3.7 
 8. Bailey, Bayreuth3.5 
 9. Wood, ALBA3.4 
 10. Joyce, EWE Baske.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.0 
 2. White, Phoenix1.9 
 3. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.9 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.9 
 5. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.7 
 6. Redding, Walter T.1.4 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.4 
 8. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. Djedovic, ALBA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.4 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.9 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.5 
 4. Zirbes, Brose Bask.1.4 
 5. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen1.2 
 7. Ford, Brose Bask.1.1 
 8. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 9. Turek, Neckar L.1.1 
 10. Nachbar, Brose B.1.0 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.8 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.0 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.3 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Barker, Jena17.6 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven17.5 
 7. Adams, Finke B.16.7 
 8. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.4 
 9. Jost, Finke Baske.15.3 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.3 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.0 
 3. Thompson, NBC8.4 
 4. Adomaitis, Jena8.0 
 5. Henley, ETB W.7.9 
 6. Richardson, Karls.7.8 
 7. Livas, Goettingen7.8 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen7.7 
 9. Black, Karlsruhe7.5 
 10. Stutz, ETB Wohnb.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Guy AUD
  Finke Baskets
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Aud, Finke Baskets7.2 
 2. Williams, Vechta7.1 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.7 
 5. Smith, Gotha5.1 
 6. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 7. Bynum, Chemnitz4.7 
 8. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 9. Phillips, Goetting.4.4 
 10. Jeka, Jena4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Williams, Vechta3.2 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.8 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.6 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz2.2 
 6. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz1.7 
 8. Harris, Goettingen1.5 
 9. Brazelton, NBC1.4 
 10. Adams, Finke B.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 2. Gadley, Leipzig2.0 
 3. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.3 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.2 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen1.1 
 7. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.0 
 9. Madrich, Vechta0.9 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 8

North

Nov. 17: Oldenburg - Wulfen 86-76
Nov. 17: Stahnsdorf - Dorsten 84-72
Nov. 17: Hannover - SU Medien 84-71
Nov. 17: Rist Wedel - Schwelm 78-91
Nov. 17: BSW Sixers - MTV Wolfenbuettel 76-70
Nov. 17: Recklinghausen - Herten Lions 105-91

South

Nov. 17: Fraport SKY II - Leitershofen 90-74
Nov. 17: Langen - Konstanz 89-77
Nov. 17: Licher Baeren - TSV Troester 82-67
Nov. 17: Noerdlingen - Weissenhorn 68-84
Nov. 17: Hanau - Dragons 51-83
Nov. 21: Bayer Giants - Dresden


Jacob Burtschi claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84) had a great game in the last round for Bremerhaven and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 28-year old forward had a double-double of 21 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Telekom Baskets (#10, 4-4) 100-87. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Bremerhaven is placed at 9th position in German BBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bremerhaven will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. In the team's last game Burtschi had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. U.S. Air Force Academy graduate has very impressive stats this year. Burtschi is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 7.4rpg) and averages solid 46.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American guard Reggie Redding (196-G-88) of Walter Tigers. Redding impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. It was enough for Walter Tigers to edge the lower-ranked NY Phantoms (#16, 2-7) by 5 points 85-80. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Walter Tigers managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 13th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Redding is well-known by Walter Tigers fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Walter Tigers' star - former international forward Johannes Lischka (203-F/C-87). Lischka scored 24 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Walter Tigers, helping his team with a 85-80 win against the lower-ranked NY Phantoms (#16, 2-7). The chances of Walter Tigers not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Lischka could try to bring Walter Tigers' a little bit higher in the standings. Lischka has a very solid season. In 8 games in Germany he scored 9.8ppg. He also has 6.0rpg and FGP: 55.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm - 26 points and 5 rebounds
5. Maik Zirbes (208-C-90) of Brose Bask. - 10 points and 11 rebounds
6. Stanley Burrell (190-PG-84) of Bremerhaven - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81) of ALBA - 5 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Gary McGhee (208-C-88) of Bayreuth - 13 points and 11 rebounds
9. David Weaver (209-C-87) of Neckar L'burg - 17 points and 2 rebounds
10. Zach Morley (203-F-83) of ALBA - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Kristaps Valters Departs From The Artalnd Dragons - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The Artland Dragons announced today that Kristaps Valters (190-G-81) will no longer be wearing the Dragons jersey. Valters is a 31 year old 190cm point guard from Latvia that had returned back to Germany after playing for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg form 2004-2006. With the Artland Dragons, he had a short term contract to replace the injured Demond Mallet. Mallet is back on the roster and the Dragons no longer need the service of Valters. "We think Kristaps for his engagement and wish him the best for the future", stressed Artland Dragons CEO Alexander Meilwes. In eight games, Valters averaged 20 minutes, 7,9ppg, 2,0rpg and 2,1apg.

Source: Artland Dragons



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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 18: Panelefsiniakos - Ilysiakos 96-84
Nov. 18: Panionios - AGOR 70-86
Nov. 19: PAOK - Kolossos 68-63
Nov. 18: Ikaros - Peristeri GS 66-55
Nov. 19: Apollon Patras - Aris 64-53
Nov. 18: KAOD - Panathinaikos 60-63
Nov. 19: Olympiacos - Kavala 113-62

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 24: Aris - PAOK
Nov. 24: Kolossos - Olympiacos
Nov. 24: Kavala - Ikaros
Nov. 24: Peristeri GS - KAOD
Nov. 24: Panathinaikos - Panelefsiniakos
Nov. 24: AGOR - Apollon Patras
Nov. 24: Ilysiakos - Panionios


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Pappas, Panionios21.5 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros19.7 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala19.3 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.18.0 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos17.5 
 6. Grant, Apollon15.7 
 7. Petrovic-S., Apoll.14.3 
 8. Kakaroudis, KAOD14.2 
 9. McGrath, PA.13.8 
 10. Tsaldaris, Koloss.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD9.3 
 2. Asimakopoulo., Aris8.3 
 3. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.8 
 4. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 5. Tsiakos, Panele.6.7 
 6. Jankovic, Panionios6.5 
 7. Faye, Ikaros6.3 
 8. Coleman, Kavala6.3 
 9. Petway, AGOR6.0 
 10. Lasme, Panathin.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.4.3 
 2. Tsochlas, AGOR4.2 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.2 
 4. Papadopoulos, PAOK4.0 
 5. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 6. Gagaloudis, Kavala3.8 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.3.7 
 8. Kalambokis, Koloss.3.7 
 9. McCollum, Apollo.3.7 
 10. Grundy, Kavala3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.7 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.3 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 4. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 5. Papanikolaou, Olym.2.0 
 6. Grundy, Kavala2.0 
 7. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.8 
 8. Batis, Panionios1.7 
 9. Diamantidis, Panat.1.5 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Petway, AGOR2.3 
 2. Coleman, Kavala1.8 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.5 
 4. Michel, KAOD1.3 
 5. Scott, Ilysiakos1.3 
 6. Mitsialos, Ikaros1.2 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos1.2 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.2 
 9. Lasme, Panathin.1.0 
 10. Dendy, Kolossos1.0 


Greek A1 round 6 best performance: Kostas Papanikolaou - by Eurobasket News

International forward Kostas Papanikolaou (206-F-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Olympiacos, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (18 points, six rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Kavala (#14, 0-6) with 51-point margin 113-62. It allowed Olympiacos to consolidate first place in the Greek A1. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Olympiacos already had a very good start winning all 6 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Papanikolaou had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Olympiacos, through which he has constantly improved. Kostas Papanikolaou averages this season 10.8ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Nikos Liakopoulos (189-PG-83, agency: FCM) of Panelefsiniakos. Liakopoulos had a very good evening with 24 points and 3 assists. Of course Panelefsiniakos cruised to a 96-84 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Ilysiakos (#13, 1-5). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Panelefsiniakos managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 12th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Liakopoulos is a newcomer at Panelefsiniakos, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#4). He also recorded 3.7 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Olympiacos' star - former international forward Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM). Printezis scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of Olympiacos, helping his team with a 113-62 easy win against Kavala (#14, 0-6). Olympiacos started extremely well this year. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game. Printezis turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Printezis has a very solid season. In 6 games in Greece he scored 13.3ppg. He also has 4.7rpg and FGP: 65.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alexis Kiritsis (198-G-82) of Ikaros - 12 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Kevin Palmer (198-G/F-87) of KAOD - 9 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Georgios Tsiakos (205-F/C-82) of Panelefsiniakos - 16 points and 7 rebounds
7. Errick McCollum (185-PG-88) of Apollon Patras - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90) of Panionios - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) of Olympiacos - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nikos Pappas (195-G-90) of Panionios - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Standings - Eredivisie

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 15: Groningen - Amsterdam 91-67
Nov. 17: Zwolle - M.Magixx 88-78
Nov. 17: Weert - Groningen 83-77
Nov. 17: Rotterdam - Amsterdam 79-86
Nov. 17: Leiden - Den Bosch 64-59
Nov. 17: Den Helder K. - Leeuwarden 53-80

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 21: Leiden - Rotterdam
Nov. 21: M.Magixx - Den Helder K.
Nov. 22: Den Bosch - Groningen
Nov. 22: Leeuwarden - Amsterdam
Nov. 24: Groningen - Leeuwarden
Nov. 24: Den Helder K. - Weert


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 24: Almonte - Almere P.
Nov. 24: De Groene - Orca''s Urk
Nov. 24: Punch - Cangeroes
Nov. 24: Red Giants - MSV/Zeemacht
Nov. 24: Binnenland - Leiden 2
Nov. 24: BC Apollo 2 - UBALL
Nov. 24: Rotterdam 2 - De Hoppers


PromotieDivisie Scores Round 7: Groene Uilen keeps winning - by Terry Cooper

What is this? Groene Uilen undeafeated and the top team in the 'Promoite' so far has let other teams know that they are a force to be wreckoned with. This week the Green Owls kept their winning streak alive winning on the road over MSV/Zeeemacht 79-65 and so far this team once a middle standings team is on the top and getting much respect from coaches and teams that have to go against this team from Groningen. In other games, Cangeroes won over Rotterdam2 85-70 while De Hoppers won over Sjoerd van Vilsteren (199-F-84) and Binnenland at home 78-66. Orca's won over BC APOLLO2 76-67 while Almonte edged UBALL on the road 59-51. Finally Z&Z2 got two wins in five days winning over Punch 63-56 and the Red Giants at home 73-61 to end week 7. I must say this Groene Uilen team has did a 360 degree turn and I hope they will keep it up til the end. stay tuned...

Round 7 Scores:

Punch 56-63 Z&Z2
UBALL 51-59 Almonte
Cangeroes 85-70 Rotterdam2
De Hoppers 78-66 Binnenland
Orca's 76-67 BC APOLLO2
MSV/Zeemacht 65-79 De Groene Uilen
Z&Z2 73-61 Red Giants



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Hungarian A Division round 8 best performance: Jeremy Wise - by Eurobasket News

American guard Jeremy Wise (191-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Soproni, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (40 points, seven rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Szedeak (#9, 3-5) with 26-point margin 102-76. Soproni maintains the 5th position in Hungarian A Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Soproni will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Wise had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Soproni's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Southern Mississippi star has very solid stats this year. Wise is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.5ppg. Wise is in league's top in and averages impressive 61.4% FGP and 48.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Serbian Marko Spica (205-C/F-86) of Kaposvari. Spica had a very good evening with 32 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Kaposvari cruised to a 103-95 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Falco-Szova (#4, 5-3). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Kaposvari consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 6-2 record is not bad at all. Spica is a newcomer at Kaposvari, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#4). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina center Teo Simovic (205-C-84) of ZTE KK (#7). Simovic scored 17 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of ZTE KK, leading his team to a 77-68 win against the lower-ranked PVSK Pannon (#10, 3-5). ZTE KK needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Simovic has a great season in Hungary. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.8rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Wood (187-G-89) of Albacomp - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87) of Kormend - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Csaba Ferencz (195-F-85) of Kormend - 28 points and 5 rebounds
7. David Gaspar (196-SF-82) of ZTE KK - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Dontay Thomas (186-G-84) of Soproni - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Anthony Nelson (185-G-89) of Marso NYKK - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Roland Hendlein (203-PF-86) of Kaposvari - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 18: Rockford RD - Lake County S. 114-102
Nov. 18: St.Louis T. - Gary Splash 108-82

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 21: Battle Creek K. - Holland Dream
Nov. 24: Battle Creek K. - Kenosha B.
Nov. 24: St.Louis T. - Springfield X.
Nov. 24: Kankakee S. - Gary Splash



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Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 17: UCC Demons - Moycullen 96-66
Nov. 17: UCD Marian - Killester 84-61
Nov. 18: Ballon Inter - B.Gais Neptune 66-55
Nov. 18: DCU Saints - UL Eagles 56-72

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 24: UL Eagles - UCC Demons
Nov. 24: B.Gais Neptune - DCU Saints
Nov. 24: Moycullen - Killester
Nov. 25: UCD Marian - Killester

Round 5

Nov. 23: Ballon Inter - UL Eagles


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen24.9 
 2. Taylor, UL Eagles23.3 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.22.9 
 4. Galvin, UCD Marian21.9 
 5. Glover, DCU Saints16.9 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles15.4 
 7. Coughlan, UCC D.14.1 
 8. Cuffe, UCC Demons13.4 
 9. O''Sullivan, UCC D.12.6 
 10. Summers, Killester12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian17.4 
 2. Townes, B.Gais N.13.3 
 3. Sullivan, Moycullen13.0 
 4. Provizors, DCU S.10.6 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles10.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.3 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints7.3 
 8. Tummon, Moycullen7.3 
 9. Foley, UCD Marian7.3 
 10. Stapleton, B.Gais6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 8
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.0 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.5.6 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles4.7 
 4. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.4 
 5. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.9 
 6. Lyons, Moycullen3.5 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.3 
 8. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 9. Cuffe, UCC Demons3.0 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles3.1 
 2. Anderson, DCU S.2.6 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.3 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.2.1 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.2.1 
 6. Donnelly, DCU S.2.0 
 7. Drumm, UCD Marian2.0 
 8. Quill, DCU Saints2.0 
 9. Killeen, UL Eagles1.9 
 10. Summers, Killester1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.6 
 2. Stapleton, B.Gais2.4 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.1.6 
 4. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.6 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.1.5 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles1.3 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.2 
 8. Provizors, DCU S.1.2 
 9. Cuffe, UCC Demons0.8 
 10. Sullivan, Moycull.0.7 



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 18: Maccabi Haifa - Netanya 94-86
Nov. 18: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi T-A 68-79
Nov. 18: Hapoel Holon - Hapoel J-M 68-76
Nov. 19: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel T-A 62-72
Nov. 21: Elizur Ashkelon - Bnei Hasharon
Nov. 21: Maccabi Rishon - Maccabi Ashdod


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.7 
 2. Simpson, Maccabi19.4 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.8 
 4. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.3 
 5. Killingswort., Net.17.2 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.17.0 
 7. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.15.8 
 8. Stitt, Hapoel T-A15.8 
 9. Jones, Bnei H.15.8 
 10. Uter, Maccabi15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.7 
 2. Uter, Maccabi11.0 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.11.0 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi10.5 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi10.0 
 6. Washington, Netan.9.8 
 7. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.4 
 8. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.9.0 
 9. Wright, Maccabi8.4 
 10. Smith, Hapoel J-M8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.5 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi5.5 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.4.8 
 4. Timor, Hapoel T-A4.7 
 5. Bradley, Netanya4.7 
 6. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.4.3 
 7. Hayes, Galil Gilboa4.2 
 8. Smith, Hapoel Holon4.0 
 9. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.4.0 
 10. Hopson, Hapoel Ei.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.3 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Wright, Maccabi2.4 
 4. Washington, Netan.2.3 
 5. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.2 
 6. Ben-Chimol, Hapoel2.2 
 7. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.2 
 8. Simpson, Maccabi2.0 
 9. Hanochi, Maccabi2.0 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Uter, Maccabi2.6 
 2. Gabriel, Maccabi2.0 
 3. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.0 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.2.0 
 5. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.6 
 7. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.2 
 8. Green, Galil Gilboa1.2 
 9. Washington, Netan.1.2 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi1.2 



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 18: Enel Brindisi - Sutor MGR 97-78
Nov. 18: Montepaschi - JuveCaserta 86-66
Nov. 18: Cimberio VA - Banco di Sard. 85-84
Nov. 18: Trenkwalder RE - SAIE3 BO 77-68
Nov. 18: Sidigas AV - Angelico BI 74-82
Nov. 18: Umana VE - Acea Virtus RM 67-75
Nov. 18: Pesaro - Cantu 66-76
Nov. 19: Vanoli CR - EA7 Armani 59-78

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 25: Banco di Sard. - Vanoli CR
Nov. 25: Pesaro - JuveCaserta
Nov. 25: Cantu - Montepaschi
Nov. 25: SAIE3 BO - Acea Virtus RM
Nov. 25: Cimberio VA - Trenkwalder RE
Nov. 25: Sidigas AV - Enel Brindisi
Nov. 25: Angelico BI - Umana VE
Nov. 25: Sutor MGR - EA7 Armani


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (182-PG-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.20.4 
 2. Harris, Vanoli CR19.6 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.5 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi17.0 
 5. Ere, Cimberio VA17.0 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.16.9 
 7. Clark, Umana VE16.3 
 8. Thornton, Banco d.16.1 
 9. Dunston, Cimberio.15.8 
 10. Richardson, Sidig.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 9
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.9.0 
 2. Akindele, JuveCase.8.4 
 3. Kotti, Vanoli CR8.3 
 4. Burns, Sutor MGR8.3 
 5. Dunston, Cimberio.8.1 
 6. Ebi, Sidigas AV7.9 
 7. Gigli, SAIE3 B.7.3 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA7.1 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.9 
 3. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.4 
 4. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.4 
 5. Taylor, Acea V.4.3 
 6. Hackett, Montepas.3.9 
 7. Cook, EA7 Armani3.8 
 8. Reynolds, Enel B.3.8 
 9. Cavaliero, Pesaro3.3 
 10. Spinelli, Sidig.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny HASBROUCK
  SAIE3 B.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.8 
 2. Thornton, Banco d.2.6 
 3. Robinson, Angelico.2.6 
 4. Green, Cimberio VA2.3 
 5. Dunston, Cimberio.2.3 
 6. Barbour, Pesaro2.1 
 7. Ebi, Sidigas AV2.0 
 8. Richardson, Sidig.1.9 
 9. Goss, Acea V.1.9 
 10. Johnson, Vanoli1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.1 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.1.8 
 3. Ress, Montepaschi1.5 
 4. Cusin, Cantu1.5 
 5. Simmons, Enel B.1.4 
 6. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.3 
 7. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 8. Datome, Acea V.1.1 
 9. Brooks, Cantu1.1 
 10. Johnson, Sidigas1.0 


Standings - B1

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 18: Agrigento - San Severo 81-70
Nov. 18: Lucca - Casalpusterlengo 80-74
Nov. 18: Mirandola - Bologna 76-81
Nov. 18: Castelletto - Ferrara 76-70
Nov. 18: Recanati - Firenze 72-76
Nov. 18: Reggio Calabr. - Perugia 68-75
Nov. 17: Omegna - Bari 66-61
Nov. 18: Treviglio - Torino 64-67
Nov. 18: Latina Basket - Matera 55-62

Regular Season: Round 11

Nov. 21: Firenze - Reggio Calabr.
Nov. 21: Ferrara - Omegna
Nov. 21: Bologna - Perugia
Nov. 21: Casalpusterlengo - Treviglio
Nov. 21: Recanati - Lucca
Nov. 21: San Severo - Latina Basket
Nov. 21: Bari - Mirandola
Nov. 21: Matera - Agrigento
Nov. 21: Torino - Chieti


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.1 
 2. Ferrarese, Trevigl.18.4 
 3. Casadei, Firenze18.4 
 4. Parente, Lucca17.2 
 5. Pierini, Recanati17.1 
 6. Ruggiero, Bari16.7 
 7. Iannilli, San Seve.16.4 
 8. Circosta, Bologna16.4 
 9. Reati, Treviglio15.9 
 10. Prandin, Casalp.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.11.9 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.1 
 3. Ihedioha, Castelle.9.3 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara8.9 
 5. Bonessio, Bari8.8 
 6. Raminelli, Bologna8.7 
 7. Mancin, Mirandola8.6 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.2 
 9. Casadei, Firenze8.1 
 10. Pazzi, Castelletto7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Losi, Mirandola6.3 
 2. Piazza, Bologna5.6 
 3. Marino, Casalp.4.7 
 4. Simoncelli, Castel.4.4 
 5. Rajola, Chieti4.1 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.4.1 
 7. Caroldi, Firenze3.8 
 8. Gnaccarini, Recana.3.2 
 9. Cantone, Matera3.1 
 10. Santolamazza, Lat.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Davide PARENTE
  Lucca
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Parente, Lucca4.3 
 2. Piazza, Bologna3.8 
 3. Barsanti, Lucca3.7 
 4. Tavernelli, Latina3.7 
 5. Bonamente, Perugia3.5 
 6. Capitanelli, Firen.3.4 
 7. Spizzichini, Ferra.3.3 
 8. Maggio, San Severo3.3 
 9. Vico, Matera3.2 
 10. Losi, Mirandola3.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.2.4 
 2. Raminelli, Bologna1.7 
 3. Rossi, Chieti1.3 
 4. Gagliardo, Latina1.1 
 5. Mancin, Mirandola0.9 
 6. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 7. Sanna, Firenze0.8 
 8. Casadei, Firenze0.8 
 9. Pazzi, Castelletto0.8 
 10. Chiarello, Perugia0.7 


Italian SerieA round 8 best performance: Jonathan Gibson - by Eurobasket News

American point guard Jonathan Gibson (182-PG-87, agency: Three Eye Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Enel Brindisi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (31 points, three rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Sutor MGR (#16, 2-6) with 19-point margin 97-78. Enel Brindisi is placed at 8th position in Italian SerieA. Enel Brindisi 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 4-4 record. In the team's last game Gibson had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Enel Brindisi's top player in his first season with the team. Former New Mexico State University star has very solid stats this year. Gibson is league's best scorer averaging so far 20.4ppg. Gibson is in league's top in and averages impressive 59.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Christian Burns (203-F-85) of Sutor MGR. Burns had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Sutor MGR lost that game 78-97 to the higher-ranked Enel Brindisi (#8, 4-4). This loss caused Sutor MGR to slide to the very bottom (16) position in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Sutor MGR managed to get this year. Burns is a newcomer at Sutor MGR, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Marvis Thornton (194-G-77) of league's second-best Banco di Sard.. Thornton scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Thornton's great performance Banco di Sard. lost 84-85 to #1 ranked Cimberio VA. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Banco di Sard. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Thornton has a great season in Italy. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.1ppg (8th best). He also has 2.6spg and FGP: 55.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) of Acea Virtus RM - 20 points and 6 rebounds
5. Gani Lawal (205-C/F-88) of Acea Virtus RM - 18 points and 5 rebounds
6. Linton Johnson (203-F/C-80) of Sidigas AV - 12 points and 13 rebounds
7. Travis Diener (184-PG-82) of Banco di Sard. - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Craig Brackins (208-F-87) of Angelico BI - 22 points and 6 rebounds
9. Antywane Robinson (203-F-84) of Enel Brindisi - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Stevan Jelovac (208-F/C-89) of JuveCaserta - 22 points and 5 rebounds

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



SerieA Round 8: Cimberio Varese defeats Banco di Sard. in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 8 in the SerieA took place in Varese. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Banco di Sard. (6-2) to top-ranked Cimberio Varese (8-0) 85-84 in the game for the first place. Banco di Sard. trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-85 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American swingman Ebi Ere (195-81, college: Oklahoma) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who added 5 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. American guard Marvis Thornton (194-77, college: St.John's) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds. Banco di Sard.'s coach Romeo Sacchetti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Cimberio Varese have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Banco di Sard. at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Cantu and Montepaschi. Cimberio Varese are looking forward to face Trenkwalder RE (#6) in Reggio Emilia in the next round where they are favorite. Banco di Sard. will play at home against Vanoli Cremona (#12) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Angelico Biella managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Air Avellino 82-74. The winners were led by American forward Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) who scored that evening 22 points and 6 rebounds and Trey Johnson supported him with 15 points and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds by American power forward Linton Johnson (203-80, college: Tulane, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Air Avellino. Angelico Biella (2-6) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Air Avellino. Air Avellino lost third consecutive game. Angelico Biella will play against higher ranked Umana Venezia (#11) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Air Avellino will play against Enel Brindisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Reggio Emilia was also quite interesting. 6th ranked SAIE3 BO (4-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Trenkwalder RE (5-3). Trenkwalder RE managed to secure a 9-point victory 77-68 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Donnel Taylor who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Angelo Gigli produced 12 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Trenkwalder RE have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Acea Virtus RM. Loser SAIE3 BO dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with EA7 Armani and Enel Brindisi. Trenkwalder RE will meet league's leader Cimberio Varese on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SAIE3 BO will play against Lottomatica Roma (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Venezia was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Lottomatica Roma (5-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Umana Venezia (3-5). Lottomatica Roma managed to secure a 8-point victory 75-67. Luigi Datome orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lottomatica Roma maintains fifth position with 5-3 record, which they share with Trenkwalder RE. Umana Venezia at the other side dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Lottomatica Roma's next round opponent will be SAIE3 BO (#7) in Bologna. Umana Venezia will play on the road against Angelico Biella.
Fourth ranked Montepaschi Siena (6-2) crushed at home 11th ranked Juvecaserta (3-5) by 20 points 86-66, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Bobby Brown who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Cantu and Banco di Sard. Loser Juvecaserta dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Montepaschi Siena will face Cantu (#4) on the road in the next round. Juvecaserta will play against VL Pesaro (#14).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: EA7 Armani destroyed Vanoli CR on the opponent's court 78-59. Enel Brindisi outscored Sutor MGR in a home game 97-78. Cantu managed to beat Pesaro on the road 76-66.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 12 rebounds by Christian Burns of Sutor MGR.


Vanoli CR - EA7 Armani 59-78

Rather expected game when 12th ranked Vanoli Cremona (2-6) was crushed at home by ninth ranked Armani Milano (4-4) 78-59 on Monday. The game without a history. Armani Milano led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Armani Milano forced 23 Vanoli Cremona turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Richard Hendrix (204-86, college: Alabama) who added 11 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Armani Milano's coach Sergio Scariolo used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Croatian center Andrija Stipanovic (209-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Lance Harris (195-84, college: Kansas St.) scored 15 points. Armani Milano moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Enel Brindisi and SAIE3 BO. Vanoli Cremona lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Armani Milano will face bottom-ranked Sutor Montegranaro (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vanoli Cremona will play against the league's second-placed Banco di Sard. (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: K.Langford 17+5reb+2ast, M.Hairston 15+3reb, R.Stipcevic 12, R.Hendrix 11+10reb, G.Basile 8+6reb, O.Cook 5+4ast
Vanoli CR: L.Harris 15+3reb, L.Vitali 12+2reb+1ast, A.Stipanovic 11+15reb, J.Jackson 8+1ast, A.Johnson 7+2reb, F.Ruini 3+2reb
gschID: 185481


Cimberio VA - Banco di Sard. 85-84

The most exciting game of round 8 in the SerieA took place in Varese. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Banco di Sard. (6-2) to top-ranked Cimberio Varese (8-0) 85-84 in the game for the first place. Banco di Sard. trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 29-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-85 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American swingman Ebi Ere (195-81, college: Oklahoma) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who added 5 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. American guard Marvis Thornton (194-77, college: St.John's) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Banco di Sard.'s coach Romeo Sacchetti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Cimberio Varese have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Banco di Sard. at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Cantu and Montepaschi. Cimberio Varese are looking forward to face Trenkwalder RE (#6) in Reggio Emilia in the next round where they are favorite. Banco di Sard. will play at home against Vanoli Cremona (#12) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Cimberio VA: A.Banks 16+1reb+1ast, E.Ere 15+7reb, B.Dunston 12+6reb, A.Polonara 12+2reb+2ast, E.Rush 9+2reb, J.Talts 6+5reb+1ast
Banco di Sard.: M.Thornton 23+5reb, M.Ignerski 19+3reb+1ast, D.Diener 15+3reb+1ast, T.Diener 10+7reb+11ast, T.Easley 9+10reb, M.Vanuzzo 8+2reb
gschID: 185479


Enel Brindisi - Sutor MGR 97-78

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Enel Brindisi (4-4) smashed at home bottom-ranked Sutor Montegranaro (2-6) 97-78 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-78. Enel Brindisi made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Sutor Montegranaro's players. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Jonathan Gibson (182-87, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 4 assists and forward Antywane Robinson (203-84, college: Temple, agency: Priority Sports) who added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Enel Brindisi players scored in double figures. Enel Brindisi's coach Pier Luigi Bucchi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Christian Burns (203-85, college: Philadelphia) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds and forward Tamar Slay (204-80, college: Marshall) scored 11 points. Enel Brindisi have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with EA7 Armani and SAIE3 BO. Loser Sutor Montegranaro dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Enel Brindisi will face Air Avellino (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sutor Montegranaro will play against Armani Milano.
Top scorers:
Enel Brindisi: J.Gibson 31+3reb+4ast, A.Robinson 16+6reb+4ast, S.Reynolds 12+1reb+5ast, J.Viggiano 11+5reb+4ast, K.Ndoja 10+2reb+2ast, J.Grant 6
Sutor MGR: C.Burns 27+12reb, D.Cinciarini 13+1reb+1ast, T.Slay 11+4reb+3ast, R.Steele 7+2reb+4ast, V.Mazzola 6+4reb, F.Di Bella 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 185483


Trenkwalder RE - SAIE3 BO 77-68

The game in Reggio Emilia was also quite interesting. 6th ranked SAIE3 BO (4-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Trenkwalder RE (5-3). Trenkwalder RE managed to secure a 9-point victory 77-68 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-17. But SAIE3 BO won second period 16-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Trenkwalder RE won last quarter 19-12. The best player for the winners was American guard Donnel Taylor (198-82, college: UAB) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian guard Mladen Jeremic (196-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. The former international Angelo Gigli (209-83) produced 12 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Kenny Hasbrouck (191-86, college: Siena) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Trenkwalder RE have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Acea Virtus RM. Loser SAIE3 BO dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with EA7 Armani and Enel Brindisi. Trenkwalder RE will meet league's leader Cimberio Varese on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SAIE3 BO will play against Lottomatica Roma (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trenkwalder RE: D.Taylor 20+8reb+3ast, M.Jeremic 17+5reb+1ast, G.Brunner 14+5reb+3ast, A.Cinciarini 11+4reb+3ast, M.Antonutti 7+1reb, D.James 6+2reb+3ast
SAIE3 BO: K.Hasbrouck 14+1reb+2ast, A.Gigli 12+9reb, S.Smith 12+1reb, G.Poeta 12+2reb+2ast, M.Imbro 8, R.Moraschini 5+3reb
gschID: 185482


Sidigas AV - Angelico BI 74-82

Bottom-ranked Angelico Biella managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Air Avellino 82-74. It looked good early as Air Avellino took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Angelico Biella had a 25-15 second period charge getting the lead and Air Avellino was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-82. Angelico Biella forced 21 Air Avellino turnovers. The winners were led by American forward Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) who scored that evening 22 points and 6 rebounds and American-Qatari guard Trey Johnson (196-84, college: Jackson St., agency: Priority Sports) supported him with 15 points and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds by American power forward Linton Johnson (203-80, college: Tulane, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Air Avellino. His fellow American import swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) added 18 points for the hosts. Four Angelico Biella and five Air Avellino players scored in double figures. Angelico Biella (2-6) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Air Avellino. Air Avellino lost third consecutive game. Angelico Biella will play against higher ranked Umana Venezia (#11) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Air Avellino will play against Enel Brindisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: C.Brackins 22+6reb+1ast, T.Johnson 15+3reb+5ast, J.Mavunga 14+3reb, L.Chrysikopoulos 12+5reb+5ast, G.Jurak 10+3reb+1ast, R.Robinson 9+1reb+5ast
Sidigas AV: J.Richardson 18+4reb, N.Ebi 14+7reb, V.Spinelli 12+4reb+5ast, L.Johnson 12+13reb, M.Shakur 11+3reb+5ast, N.Dragovic 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 185480


Umana VE - Acea Virtus RM 67-75

The game in Venezia was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Lottomatica Roma (5-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Umana Venezia (3-5). Lottomatica Roma managed to secure a 8-point victory 75-67. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 9-6. But Umana Venezia won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lottomatica Roma dominated on the defensive end, holding Umana Venezia to just 6 points in first quarter. They made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Umana Venezia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Luigi Datome (203-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Massimo Bulleri (188-77) replied with 15 points and 4 assists and Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Umana Venezia. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lottomatica Roma maintains fifth position with 5-3 record, which they share with Trenkwalder RE. Umana Venezia at the other side dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Lottomatica Roma's next round opponent will be SAIE3 BO (#7) in Bologna. Umana Venezia will play on the road against Angelico Biella.
Top scorers:
Acea Virtus RM: L.Datome 20+6reb, G.Lawal 18+5reb, J.Taylor 11+3reb+6ast, P.Goss 8+9reb+5ast, L.D'Ercole 8+1reb+2ast, P.Lorant 7+8reb
Umana VE: M.Bulleri 15+3reb+4ast, K.Kee Clark 13+5reb+1ast, S.Szewczyk 13+7reb, E.Williams 9+4reb, Y.Diawara 8+2reb+2ast, I.Zoroski 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185478


Pesaro - Cantu 66-76

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked VL Pesaro (2-6) was defeated at home by third ranked Cantu (6-2) 76-66 on Sunday. The game without a history. Cantu led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Belgian Jonathan Tabu (184-85) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 5 rebounds and Georgian Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86) who added 16 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The former international center Andrea Crosariol (211-84, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cantu have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Banco di Sard. and Montepaschi. VL Pesaro lost fifth consecutive game. Loser VL Pesaro dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. Cantu will face Montepaschi Siena (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. VL Pesaro will play against Juvecaserta (#10) in Caserta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cantu: J.Tabu 19+5reb+3ast, M.Markoishvili 16+5reb+1ast, P.Aradori 13+5reb, N.Mazzarino 12, M.Cusin 6+8reb, J.Kudlacek 5
Pesaro: A.Crosariol 16+6reb, A.Barbour 13+4reb+4ast, D.Cavaliero 10+1reb+1ast, L.Mack 10+5reb, R.Hamilton 8+1reb+1ast, D.Clemente 7
gschID: 185477


Montepaschi - JuveCaserta 86-66

Fourth ranked Montepaschi Siena (6-2) crushed at home 11th ranked Juvecaserta (3-5) by 20 points 86-66, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game without a history. Montepaschi Siena led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Montepaschi Siena forced 19 Juvecaserta turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and the other American import guard Matt Janning (193-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 12 points during the contest. Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-89, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and the former international Marco Mordente (192-79) scored 11 points and 5 assists. Four Juvecaserta players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Cantu and Banco di Sard. Loser Juvecaserta dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Montepaschi Siena will face Cantu (#4) on the road in the next round. Juvecaserta will play against VL Pesaro (#14).
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: B.Brown 20+1ast, M.Janning 12+4reb+1ast, V.Sanikidze 10+4reb, K.Kangur 10+2ast, D.Hackett 9+3ast, M.Kasun 6
JuveCaserta: S.Jelovac 22+5reb, J.Akindele 11+4reb, M.Mordente 11+2reb+5ast, Z.Jonusas 10+6reb+1ast, A.Michelori 6+2reb, S.Gentile 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 185476



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Standings - BJ League

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 18: Okinawa GK - Oita H.Devils 98-78
Nov. 18: Miyazaki SS - Kyoto Hannar. 87-101
Nov. 18: Fukuoka Rizing - Osaka Evessa 81-65
Nov. 18: Sendai 89ers - Yokohama BC 78-95
Nov. 18: Saitama Bron. - Toyama Grouses 77-89
Nov. 18: Chiba Jets - Niigata Albirex 75-89
Nov. 18: Akita NH - Shinshu BW 75-68
Nov. 18: Shimane SM - Shiga L-Stars 65-75

Regular Season: Round 14

Nov. 23: Yokohama BC - Iwate Big Bulls
Nov. 23: Osaka Evessa - Shimane SM
Nov. 24: Akita NH - Chiba Jets
Nov. 24: Toyama Grouses - Niigata Albirex
Nov. 24: Shinshu BW - Tokyo Cinq R.
Nov. 24: Gunma - Sendai 89ers
Nov. 24: Yokohama BC - Iwate Big Bulls
Nov. 24: Hamamatsu P. - Shiga L-Stars
Nov. 24: Kyoto Hannar. - Takamatsu FA
Nov. 24: Osaka Evessa - Shimane SM
Nov. 24: Oita H.Devils - Miyazaki SS
Nov. 24: Okinawa GK - Fukuoka Rizing


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Dominique KELLER
  Miyazaki.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Keller, Miyazaki.21.3 
 2. Jones, Tokyo C.20.5 
 3. Burns, Yokohama BC19.7 
 4. Woodbury, Okina.19.1 
 5. Galloway, Hamamats.19.1 
 6. Walkup, Osaka E.19.0 
 7. McHenry, Okina.18.9 
 8. Werner, Chiba Jets18.8 
 9. Parker, Shimane SM18.3 
 10. Sneed, Iwate B.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. White, Oita H.13.7 
 2. Warren, Fukuoka13.1 
 3. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.8 
 4. Willard, Sendai 89.11.7 
 5. Williams, Takamats.11.2 
 6. Cox, Osaka Evessa10.6 
 7. Green, Shinshu BW10.4 
 8. Werner, Chiba Jets10.4 
 9. Pomare, Kyoto H.10.1 
 10. Parker, Shimane SM9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Hamamats.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Galloway, Hamamats.6.9 
 2. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.6 
 3. Shimura, Sendai5.0 
 4. Burns, Yokohama BC4.8 
 5. Namizato, Okina.4.4 
 6. Tomori, Gunma4.4 
 7. Harris, Akita NH4.3 
 8. Orr, Saitama Bron.4.1 
 9. Brown, Toyama G.4.0 
 10. Mito, Toyama G.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Draelon BURNS
  Yokohama BC
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Burns, Yokohama BC2.4 
 2. Brown, Toyama G.2.4 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.4 
 4. Masato, Iwate B.2.4 
 5. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 6. Orr, Saitama Bron.1.9 
 7. Parmer, Hamamats.1.9 
 8. Shimura, Sendai1.9 
 9. Ohguchi, Hamamats.1.9 
 10. Nixon, Shiga L.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Iwate B.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Blackledge, Iwate3.6 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.5 
 3. Newton, Okinawa GK2.1 
 4. Carter, Tokyo C.1.9 
 5. Cox, Osaka Evessa1.8 
 6. Brown, Toyama G.1.8 
 7. Marshall, Shins.1.7 
 8. Williams, Takamats.1.4 
 9. Okosa, Iwate B.1.3 
 10. Parker, Shimane SM1.3 


BJ League Round 13: Oita Heat Devils lose to Okinawa GK in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Okinawa. Leader host Okinawa GK (10-0) smashed their biggest opponent Oita Heat Devils (8-4) 98-78. The game without a history. Okinawa GK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners and swingman Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) chipped in 22 points. At the losing side power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Oita Heat Devils' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Undefeated Okinawa GK have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-0 record. Oita Heat Devils at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. They share it with Niigata Albirex and Fukuoka Rizing. Okinawa GK are looking forward to face league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Oita Heat Devils will play against Miyazaki Shining Suns and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
The game in Chiba was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Niigata Albirex (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Chiba Jets (4-6). Niigata Albirex defeated Chiba Jets 89-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chiba Jets. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) nailed 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Chris Holm accounted for 8 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) came up with 30 points and 4 assists for Chiba Jets in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Niigata Albirex moved-up to second place, which they share with Oita H.Devils and Fukuoka Rizing. Chiba Jets at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Takamatsu FA. Niigata Albirex will play against league's second-placed Toyama Grouses on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chiba Jets will play against Akita Happinets (#3) and hope to get back on the winning track.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 13: Shinshu BW lost to Akita NH on the opponent's court 68-75. Shimane SM unfortunately lost to Shiga L-Stars in a home game 65-75. Kyoto Hannar. managed to beat Miyazaki SS on the road 101-87. Fukuoka Rizing defeated Osaka Evessa on its own court 81-65. Toyama Grouses beat Saitama Bron. in a road game 89-77. Sendai 89ers lost to Yokohama BC at home 78-95.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists by Draelon Burns of Yokohama BC.


Akita NH - Shinshu BW 75-68

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Shinshu BW (7-5) was defeated on the road by third ranked Akita Happinets (8-2) 75-68. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-17. But Shinshu BW won third quarter 20-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akita Happinets made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) nailed 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) accounted for 19 points and 4 assists. Akita Happinets' coach Kazuo Nakamura allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Jermaine Green (203-80, college: N.Texas) came up with 12 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Shinshu BW in the defeat. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. Akita Happinets maintains third place with 8-2 record having 2 victories less than leader Okinawa GK. Shinshu BW at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Shimane SM. Akita Happinets will play against Chiba Jets (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Shinshu BW will play against Tokyo Cinq R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: J.Green 12+9reb+3ast, S.Yosuke 12+3reb, E.Morris 12+8reb+3ast, W.Marshall 11+10reb+1ast, T.Utsunomiya 9+2reb+2ast, T.Saito 4+3reb+6ast
Akita NH: D.Harris 19+2reb+4ast, T.Cummings 16+9reb, K.Shoji 15+2reb+3ast, S.Taguchi 9+4reb+1ast, A.Kent 8+4reb+2ast, J.Demercy 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 200440


Shimane SM - Shiga L-Stars 65-75

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Shiga L-Stars (6-6) defeated on the road 4th placed Shimane Magic (7-5) 75-65. Shimane Magic was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 47-33 second half run of Shiga L-Stars. American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Top Notch Sports) nailed 23 points for the winning side and Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Edward Yamamoto (173-86) came up with 16 points and American Benjamin Puckett (205-83, college: Clayton St., agency: I.D.S. Law) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Shimane Magic in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Shiga L-Stars. They maintain sixth place with 6-6 record. Shimane Magic at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Shinshu BW. Shiga L-Stars will play against higher ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (#4) in Mikawa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Shimane Magic will play on the road against Osaka Evessa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: E.Yamamoto 16+3reb+2ast, M.Parker 13+4reb, B.Puckett 12+8reb+1ast, J.Davis 12+5reb, T.Yokoo 6+2reb+3ast, B.Freeman 4+1reb+3ast
Shiga L-Stars: R.Nixon 23+1reb+2ast, D.Gomez Camargo 16+6reb, S.Ogawa 11+4reb+1ast, W.Arnold 11+2reb+2ast, J.Nakama 4+3reb+1ast, B.Yokoe 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 200444


Okinawa GK - Oita H.Devils 98-78

The game between Top Four teams took place in Okinawa. Leader host Okinawa GK (10-0) smashed their biggest opponent Oita Heat Devils (8-4) 98-78. The game without a history. Okinawa GK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners and swingman Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) chipped in 22 points. Woodbury is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Okinawa GK players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Cyrus Tate (203-85, college: Iowa) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and forward Taj Finger (205-86) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Oita Heat Devils' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Okinawa GK have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-0 record. Oita Heat Devils at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. They share it with Niigata Albirex and Fukuoka Rizing. Okinawa GK are looking forward to face league's second-placed Fukuoka Rizing at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Oita Heat Devils will play against Miyazaki Shining Suns and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: T.Finger 21+9reb+1ast, C.Tate 21+14reb, M.Lottich 13+4reb, T.Shimizu 8+3reb+2ast, W.White 6+4reb+3ast, K.Hatano 6+8reb
Okinawa GK: A.McHenry 28+13reb+5ast, T.Woodbury 22+4reb, N.Namizato 17+4reb+1ast, N.Kosuge 11+3reb+2ast, M.Yamauchi 7+4reb+3ast, J.Newton 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 200447


Miyazaki SS - Kyoto Hannar. 87-101

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (1-11) were defeated at home by eighth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (4-8) 101-87. The game without a history. Kyoto Hannar. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Miyazaki Shining Suns' 34. It was a great shooting night for Kyoto Hannar. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 71.4 percentage. American center Marcus Cousin (211-86, college: Houston) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and American-Panamanian forward Leonardo Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego, agency: Top Notch Sports) accounted for 20 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Kyoto Hannar. players scored in double figures. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Dominique Keller (203-88, college: Illinois) came up with 40 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Larriques Cunningham (198-88, college: Lee) added 9 points and 5 assists respectively for Miyazaki Shining Suns in the defeat. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Kyoto Hannar.. They maintain eighth place with 4-8 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost their eleventh game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 11 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will play against higher ranked Takamatsu FA (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Oita Heat Devils to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Keller 40+7reb+2ast, H.Otsuka 11+1ast, R.Woods 10+5reb+1ast, L.Cunningham 9+4reb+5ast, M.Takahashi 6+2reb, K.Ito 6+3reb+6ast
Kyoto Hannar.: M.Cousin 21+11reb+1ast, L.Pomare 20+11reb+1ast, Y.Okada 19+1reb+4ast, D.Palmer 15+4reb+1ast, J.Boyette 12+5reb+3ast, M.Kataoka 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 200446


Fukuoka Rizing - Osaka Evessa 81-65

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (8-4) beat at home 9th ranked Osaka Evessa (1-7) 81-65. The game was mostly controlled by Fukuoka Rizing. Osaka Evessa was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fukuoka Rizing made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida, agency: Top Notch Sports) accounted for 16 points and 14 rebounds. American center Darnell Cox (211-85, college: Miss.Valley St., agency: Court Side) came up with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Nathan Walkup (200-88, college: Texas A&M, agency: SDJ Sports) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Osaka Evessa in the defeat. Four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa's coach Zoran Kreckovic tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to second place, which they share with Niigata Albirex and Oita H.Devils. Osaka Evessa lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will play against league's leader Okinawa GK on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Osaka Evessa will play against Shimane Magic (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: N.Walkup 15+6reb+3ast, S.Konno 12+2reb, D.Cox 10+9reb+5ast, S.Takeda 10+4reb+2ast, T.Kawabe 6+1reb, S.Watanuki 6+1reb
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Ashby 21+8reb+3ast, R.Warren 16+14reb+1ast, J.Peppers 12+5reb+3ast, J.Nakanishi 9+2reb+3ast, A.Takeno 8+1reb+3ast, M.Kano 6+1reb
gschID: 200445


Chiba Jets - Niigata Albirex 75-89

The game in Chiba was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Niigata Albirex (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Chiba Jets (4-6). Niigata Albirex defeated Chiba Jets 89-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chiba Jets. The game was mostly controlled by Niigata Albirex. Chiba Jets was better in fourth quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Niigata Albirex shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) nailed 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont, agency: Top Notch Sports) accounted for 8 points and 14 rebounds. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Forward Marquin Chandler (202-82, college: San Jose St.) came up with 30 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) added 22 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Chiba Jets in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Niigata Albirex moved-up to second place, which they share with Oita H.Devils and Fukuoka Rizing. Chiba Jets at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Takamatsu FA. Niigata Albirex will play against league's second-placed Toyama Grouses on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chiba Jets will play against Akita Happinets (#3) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Chandler 30+4reb+4ast, J.Werner 22+11reb+2ast, H.Sato 6+4reb+1ast, R.Itakura 6+1ast, T.Kensuke 5+2reb+5ast, T.Ishida 3
Niigata Albirex: Y.Ikeda 20+2reb+2ast, R.Webb 16+8reb+1ast, N.Murry 15+7reb+6ast, H.Kondo 14+1reb+3ast, S.Komatsu 8+1ast, C.Holm 8+14reb+3ast
gschID: 200443


Saitama Bron. - Toyama Grouses 77-89

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Saitama Broncos (2-8) were defeated at home by second ranked Toyama Grouses (9-5) 89-77. It looked good early as Saitama Broncos took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Toyama Grouses had a 27-14 second period charge getting the lead and Saitama Broncos were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-89. Toyama Grouses players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Puerto Rican power forward Angel Garcia (209-88, college: Memphis) nailed 39 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Yuki Kitamuki (184-85) came up with 18 points and American power forward Randall Orr (207-82, college: Georgia Perimeter) added 8 points and 11 assists respectively for Saitama Broncos in the defeat. Four Saitama Broncos players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses maintains second place with 9-5 record behind leader Okinawa GK. Saitama Broncos at the other side keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Toyama Grouses will play against Niigata Albirex (#4) at home in the next round. Saitama Broncos will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: Y.Kitamuki 18+2reb+2ast, T.Yamashiro 17+5reb, Y.Nobihura 12+5reb+5ast, A.Scott 10+5reb, D.Baker 10+6reb+1ast, R.Orr 8+3reb+11ast
Toyama Grouses: A.Garcia 39+9reb+2ast, I.Brown 17+11reb+3ast, B.Cole 13+6reb+2ast, T.Mito 8+2reb+11ast, M.Kamezaki 5+2reb+1ast, T.Fujie 5+4ast
gschID: 200442


Sendai 89ers - Yokohama BC 78-95

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Yokohama BC (6-4) won against on the road 9th ranked Sendai 89ers (3-7) 95-78. It looked good early as Sendai 89ers took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Yokohama BC took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 17 points. They made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game, while Sendai 89ers only scored five points from the stripe. Yokohama BC shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) nailed 37 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and guard Takehiko Shimura (160-83) added 11 points and 8 assists respectively for Sendai 89ers in the defeat. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Yokohama BC maintains sixth place with 6-4 record. Sendai 89ers at the other side keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Yokohama BC will play against league's leader Iwate Big Bulls at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sendai 89ers will play against Gunma (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: S.Willard 22+17reb+1ast, K.Coble 12+4reb, T.Komoda 12+1reb, T.Shimura 11+3reb+8ast, K.Clarke 8+4reb+2ast, Y.Arai 7+2reb+2ast
Yokohama BC: D.Burns 37+6reb+5ast, T.Kennedy 19+5reb+1ast, P.Butorac 17+7reb, T.Hotta 5+2reb, K.Yamada 5+1reb+3ast, S.Kouno 5+2reb
gschID: 200441



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

27-year old forward Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Toshiba BT and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 46 points and 21 rebounds, while his team was edged out by Hitachi SR (8-6) 78-76. Toshiba BT moved-up to the 5th position in the Japanese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Toshiba BT will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 8-6 record. In the team's last game Fazekas had a remarkable 59.1% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Toshiba BT's top player in his first season with the team. The University of Nevada graduate has very impressive stats this year. Fazekas is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.7ppg. Fazekas is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 11.3rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 61.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jameel Watkins (211-C/F-77) of Panasonic T.. He is American in his first season at Panasonic T.. In the last game Watkins recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 22 rebounds. Bad luck as Panasonic T. was edged by the lower-ranked Tochigi Brex (#7, 3-11) 82-79. Panasonic T. managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 9-5 record is not bad at all. Watkins is a newcomer at Panasonic T. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.3ppg (#3). He also registered 12.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of league's leader Toyota Alvark. Gibbs scored 19 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Toyota Alvark, leading his team to a 82-70 win against the lower-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8, 1-13). Toyota Alvark confirms their top position in the standings Gibbs has a great season in Japan. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.2rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT - 21 points and 11 rebounds
5. Kevin Young (206-C-84) of Aishin SH - 19 points and 13 rebounds
6. Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80) of Hitachi SR - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) of Aishin SH - 13 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Ron Hale (203-F-77) of Mitsubishi DD - 17 points and 9 rebounds
9. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) of Hitachi SR - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of Toyota Alvark - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Japanese BJ League round 13 best performance: Anthony McHenry - by Eurobasket News

American Anthony McHenry (202-SF-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Okinawa GK, receiving a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Oita H.Devils (#3, 8-4) with 20-point margin 98-78. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Okinawa GK to consolidate first place in the Japanese BJ League. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Okinawa GK keeps perfect 10 -0 record. In the team's last game McHenry had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Okinawa GK, through which he has constantly improved. Former Georgia Tech star has very solid stats this year. McHenry is in league's top in points (7th best: 18.9ppg) and averages impressive 65.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Draelon Burns (194-G-85, agency: Top Notch Sports) of Yokohama BC. Burns had a very good evening with 37 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Yokohama BC to another comfortable win 95-78 over the lower-ranked Sendai 89ers (#9, 3-7) being unquestionably team leader. Yokohama BC's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Burns is a newcomer at Yokohama BC, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.7ppg (#3). His other stats are also decent: 7.6rpg and 4.8apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was Puerto Rican Angel Garcia (209-C/F-88) of league's second-best Toyama Grouses. Garcia got into 30-points club by scoring 39 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . He was a key player of Toyama Grouses, leading his team to a 89-77 win against the lower-ranked Saitama Bron. (#10, 2-8). Toyama Grouses needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Garcia has a very solid season. In 14 games in Japan he scored 16.1ppg. He also has 7.9rpg, 1.1bpg and FGP: 72.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dominique Keller (203-F-88) of Miyazaki SS - 40 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Sam Willard (205-F-88) of Sendai 89ers - 22 points and 17 rebounds
6. Marcus Cousin (211-C-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 21 points and 11 rebounds
7. Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 20 points and 11 rebounds
8. Ira Brown (193-F-82) of Toyama Grouses - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Cyrus Tate (203-F/C-85) of Oita H.Devils - 21 points and 14 rebounds
10. Reginald Warren (204-F-81) of Fukuoka Rizing - 16 points and 14 rebounds

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



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Standings -D1

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 18: Tobol - BC Astana 77-92
Nov. 17: Tobol - BC Astana 68-107

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 20: BK Almaty - Barsy Atyrau
Nov. 20: BK Kapshagay - Kaspiy Aktau
Nov. 21: BK Almaty - Barsy Atyrau
Nov. 21: BK Kapshagay - Kaspiy Aktau


Easy wins for defending champions in Kostanay - by Eurobasket News

BC Astana brought back-to-back victories from Kostanay. The Kazakh defending champions upset Tobol twice on the road.
The first game ended with BC Astana celebrating a 107:68 victory. It was a one-way traffic right from the start. The visitors piled up a 52:37 halftime advantage. BC Astana stayed in charge throughout the second half. They never looked back en route to the victory. David Simon (208-C-82, college: IPFW) notched 21 points, while Rawle Marshall (201-SF-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Oakland) contributed 15 points for the winners. Pavel Mikheev (200-F-83) answered with 20 points for Tobol. Sergej Vabischevich (190-G-88) and Igor Samsonov (202-F-89) netted 14 points each in the loss.
BC Astana claimed a 92:77 victory in the second game. Once again the visitors started strongly accounting for a 42:33 halftime advantage. They did not loosen the grip in the second half racing to the victory. Rawle Marshall notched 19 points, while Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84, agency: Beo Basket) had 17 points in the win. Pavel Mikheev answered with 19 points for Tobol. Konstantin Bulanov (201-F-90) topscored with 20 points in the defeat.



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VEF Riga achieve another important victory - by Eurobasket News

CEZ Nymburk - VEF Riga 81:83

VEF Riga achieve another important victory in VTB League. After storming past Zalgiris, the Latvian side overcame CEZ Nymburk 83:81 away from home.
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-20. But CEZ Nymburk won second period 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CEZ Nymburk was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.Cloud St.) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Jiri Welsch (199-SG-80) scored 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
Defending Latvian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending Czech champion CEZ Nymburk keeps the eighth position with four games lost. VEF Riga will face Tsmoki-Minsk at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.



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Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 18: Moutahed - Amchit 92-72
Nov. 17: Bejjeh - Byblos 76-71
Nov. 18: Antranik - Sagesse 74-104
Nov. 18: Al Riyadi - Anibal 119-72
Nov. 17: Champville - Hoops 102-78

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 21: Sagesse - Bejjeh
Nov. 21: Byblos - Champville
Nov. 22: Anibal - Antranik
Nov. 22: Hoops - Moutahed
Nov. 23: Amchit - Al Riyadi


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Sagesse
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Harper, Sagesse29.8 
 2. Khatib, Champville25.5 
 3. Blair, Hoops25.0 
 4. Salyers, Moutahed24.8 
 5. Terry, Champville24.5 
 6. Gray, Anibal24.0 
 7. Gadson, Antranik23.5 
 8. Accaoui, Anibal22.3 
 9. Sims, Sagesse22.0 
 10. Williams, Bejjeh21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Fraser, Byblos16.5 
 2. Johnson, Anibal12.3 
 3. Bawji, Moutahed12.0 
 4. Salyers, Moutahed11.5 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi10.8 
 6. Luca, Hoops10.7 
 7. Ampim, Antranik10.3 
 8. Jones, Champville10.0 
 9. Jamison, Bejjeh9.8 
 10. Sims, Sagesse9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rodrigue AKL
  Sagesse
  (187-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Akl, Sagesse6.3 
 2. Blair, Hoops6.0 
 3. Fahed, Moutahed5.5 
 4. Zaloum, Antranik5.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.3 
 6. Accaoui, Anibal5.0 
 7. Johnson, Amchit5.0 
 8. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh4.5 
 10. Gadson, Antranik4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Pape SOW
  Amchit
  (207-F-81)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Sow, Amchit4.3 
 2. Johnson, Amchit3.8 
 3. Williams, Bejjeh3.5 
 4. Blair, Hoops2.5 
 5. Zaloum, Antranik2.5 
 6. Saoud, Al Riyadi2.3 
 7. Kassem, Bejjeh2.3 
 8. Gray, Anibal2.0 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos2.0 
 10. Barada, Byblos1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Anibal
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Johnson, Anibal3.3 
 2. Fakhreddine, Hoops2.3 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi2.0 
 4. Fraser, Byblos1.8 
 5. Ampim, Antranik1.8 
 6. Jones, Champville1.7 
 7. Terry, Champville1.3 
 8. Haji, Antranik1.3 
 9. Bawji, Moutahed1.3 
 10. Sabra, Byblos1.0 


Lebanese Division A round 4 best performance: Reyshawn Terry - by Eurobasket News

American forward Reyshawn Terry (203-F-84) had a great game in the last round for Champville, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (34 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Hoops (#7, 1-3) with 24-point margin 102-78. Champville maintains the 4th position in Lebanese Division A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Champville will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Terry had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Champville's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of North Carolina star has very solid stats this year. Terry is in league's top in points (5th best: 24.5ppg) and averages impressive 1.3bpg and 73.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81) of league's leader Sagesse. Harper had a very good evening with 39 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Sagesse to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Antranik (#8, 1-3) 104-74. This victory allowed Sagesse to move up to 1st position in the standings. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Harper is a newcomer at Sagesse, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 29.8ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 8.3rpg and 3.8apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Champville's star - former international forward Fadi Khatib (199-F-79). Khatib got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and seven assists. He was another key player of Champville, helping his team with a 102-78 easy win against the lower-ranked Hoops (#7, 1-3). Champville needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Khatib has a great season in Lebanon. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.3ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Asenso Ampim (198-F) of Antranik - 29 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Corey Williams (191-G-77) of Bejjeh - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Bassel Bawji (203-F/C-89) of Moutahed - 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Michael Fraser (203-C/F-84) of Byblos - 19 points and 11 rebounds
8. Pape Sow (207-F-81) of Amchit - 17 points and 11 rebounds
9. Ersid Luca (212-C-81) of Hoops - 18 points and 11 rebounds
10. Eric Chatfield (191-G-79) of Moutahed - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Standings - LKL

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 19: Siauliai - Nevezis 71-78
Nov. 19: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Zalgiris 43-93
Nov. 20: Juventus - Sakalai
Nov. 22: Lietkabelis - Pieno Zvaigzdes
Nov. 22: Naglis Palangos - Neptunas


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.7 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.16.7 
 3. Mazeika, Neptunas16.6 
 4. Samenas, Siauliai16.6 
 5. Dia, Siauliai15.6 
 6. Tamosiunas, LSU-B.14.6 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis13.5 
 8. Leonard, Juventus13.4 
 9. Sragauskis, LSU-B.12.8 
 10. Balocka, Sakalai12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Kieza, Siauliai10.4 
 2. Sarakauskas, Nept.9.2 
 3. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai8.4 
 4. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 5. Cipruss, Lietkabel.8.0 
 6. Dia, Siauliai7.6 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.6.3 
 8. Vene, Rudupis6.3 
 9. Balocka, Sakalai6.0 
 10. Liutych, Siauliai5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lewis JACKSON