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  ABA   



Something's gotta give...South Carolina vs. Jacksonville - by Gianni Pascucci

On Saturday, December 8th, the #3 ranked South Carolina Warriors will travel out of their division to meet the defending ABA champion and #1 ranked Jacksonville Giants in Jacksonville, Florida. This will be a re-match of the exciting final game of the ABA playoffs between these two teams - and something's gotta give.
The Jacksonville Giants currently sit atop the ABA Southeast Division while the South Carolina Warriors hold the same position in the Mid-Atlantic Division. Under regular circumstances, these two teams would not meet during the regular season and would only meet during the playoffs. But, both teams are extremely competitive and are very proud of the teams they have put together this season. Both teams have won their early season games by large margins.
"Will I be willing to risk our number one rating against a powerhouse like the Warriors," asked Giants team owner Ron Sholes . "Absolutely. That's what sports are all about - competition. I cannot see the Yankees ducking the Tigers; the New England Patriots ducking the Atlanta Falcons, the Miami Heat ducking the Oklahoma City Thunder. We think this will be one of the best games in the ABA season and regardless of the outcome, we're looking forward to going up to Myrtle Beach later to play them at home. We also believe this will be a record-setting crowd for an ABA game."
"There's no doubt that there is a bitter rivalry between our two teams," added Marshall Biddle, Warriors owner. "We've beaten the Giants before and we feel we can do it again. Our coaches and team are very motivated for this game. We know it will not be easy...but this is the best way for us to regain our #1 ranking - and that's why we're heading south."
For more information about the game, visit www.scwarriorsbasketball.com or www.jacksonvillegiants.com



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

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

Second Stage: Round 8

Nov. 28: Regatas C. - GECR Indalo 81-80
Nov. 28: Sionista - Lanus 65-73
Nov. 28: Penarol - La Union 103-79
Dec. 2: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Union Progr.
Dec. 2: Libertad S. - Atenas
Dec. 2: Boca Jrs - Argentino
Dec. 2: Quimsa - Olimpico LB
Dec. 2: Obras - 9 de Julio


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.20.4 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras17.9 
 3. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.6 
 4. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.5 
 5. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 6. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 7. Lewis, La Union16.9 
 8. Jackson, GECR I.16.7 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.15.3 
 10. Pau, Olimpico LB15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.12.5 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.2 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.6 
 5. Fierro, Atenas8.3 
 6. Seawright, GECR I.8.0 
 7. Nelson, 9 de Julio7.4 
 8. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 9. Lewis, La Union7.3 
 10. Battle, Lanus7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.9 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.1 
 3. De los Santo., Arg.4.4 
 4. Aguirre, Quimsa4.1 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Labaque, Atenas3.7 
 8. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.2 
 3. Ciorciari, GECR I.2.1 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.8 
 6. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.7 
 7. Aguirre, Quimsa1.7 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.6 
 9. Clancy, Olimpico.1.6 
 10. De los Santo., Ar.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.4 
 3. Mata, Penarol1.0 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras0.9 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.0.9 
 6. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.9 
 7. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 8. Moss, Union Progr.0.8 
 9. Weigand, Argentino0.7 
 10. Calderon, Regat.0.7 


Argentinian LigaA round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Darren Phillip - by Eurobasket News

British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-F-78) had an amazing evening in the last round for Union Progr., receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Second Stage).
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 34 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Libertad S. (#5, 11-6) 98-94. Union Progr. maintains the 13th position in Argentinian LigaA. Union Progr. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 11th lost game this season out of 18 games. In the team's last game Phillip had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Union Progr.'s top player in his first season with the team. Former Fairfield University star has very solid stats this year. Phillip is league's best scorer averaging so far 20.4ppg and leads league in rebounds with 12.5rpg. Phillip is in league's top in and averages impressive 53.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old American Sam Clancy (202-C-80) of Olimpico LB. Clancy had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds. Of course he lead Olimpico LB to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Obras (#14, 5-12) 90-70. This victory allowed Olimpico LB to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 13-7 record is not bad at all. Clancy is a newcomer at Olimpico LB, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80, agency: Interperformances) of Libertad S. (#5). Mikulas got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Mikulas' great performance Libertad S. lost 94-98 to the lower-ranked Union Progr. (#13, 7-11). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Libertad S. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 11 victories and 6 lost games. Mikulas has a very solid season. In 17 games in Argentina he scored 14.7ppg. He also has 6.9rpg and FGP: 52.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Jackson (196-G-82) of GECR Indalo - 21 points and 8 rebounds
5. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of La Union - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Christian Schoppler (185-G/F-86) of Union Progr. - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) of Regatas C. - 9 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Edward Nelson (203-F-82) of 9 de Julio - 17 points and 6 rebounds
9. Paolo Quinteros (190-G/F-79) of Regatas C. - 26 points and 2 assists
10. Cedric McGowan (200-F-85) of Olimpico LB - 23 points, 5 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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  AUSTRALIA   


2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Australia demolish Papua New Guinea to reach the semis - by Eurobasket News

Australia- Papua New Guinea 109:31

Australia demolish Papua New Guinea to reach the semis of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The home side overcame the guests 109:31 as six players scored in double digits.
Australia started the game with 23-7 and never looked behind. They also allowed the opponents to score 7 points in the third and the last quarters. Papua New Guinea posted 10 points in the second frame but got 31 in their basket.
William Mcdowell-White top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Jacob Pupavac nailed 18. Thomas Wilson delivered 15, while Dejan Vasiljevic added 11. Joban Mea answered with 6 points in defeat and Obert Muri had 5.
Tomorrow Australia will face Fiji in the Semifinal game. Papua New Guinea will play in the Classification Round for 5-8 places.

Australia: William Mcdowell-White 22, Jacob Pupavac 18, Thomas Wilson 15, Dejan Vasiljevic 11
Papua New Guinea: Joban Mea 6, Obert Muri 5



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1. Ventspils 7-0 
 2. Siauliai 5-2 
 3. Naglis Palangos 2-3 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 2-3 
 5. Rapla 1-4 
 6. TTU 1-6 
Group B
 1. TU/Rock 7-1 
 2. Lietkabelis 5-1 
 3. Jelgava 4-4 
 4. Juventus 3-4 
 5. Liepaja 2-6 
 6. Valga 1-6 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 8-0 
 2. Sakalai 4-3 
 3. Tarvas 4-3 
 4. Nevezis 3-5 
 5. Barons kvartals 2-5 
 6. Tln Kalev 1-6 
Group D
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 6-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 4-2 
 3. Valmiera 3-3 
 4. Parnu 1-3 
 5. LSU-Baltai 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 23: TU/Rock - Valga 98-66
Nov. 28: Sakalai - Nevezis 89-81
Nov. 29: Liepaja - Jelgava 85-94
Nov. 27: Jelgava - Juventus 82-81
Nov. 26: Pieno Zvaigzdes - Kalev/Cramo 62-61
Nov. 27: LSU-Baltai - Kalev/Cramo 61-73
Nov. 30: Parnu - Valmiera
Nov. 30: Naglis Palangos - Rapla
Nov. 30: Valga - Lietkabelis


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev18.4 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.17.9 
 4. Orelikas, Rudupis17.0 
 5. Matyukevych, Bars.16.6 
 6. Lengvinas, Naglis15.4 
 7. Leonard, Juventus14.9 
 8. Hughes, Pieno Z.14.7 
 9. Samenas, Siauliai14.6 
 10. Wilkinson, Kalev/.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ike OKOYE
  Tln Kalev
  (206-F-)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.3 
 2. Matyukevych, Bars.10.0 
 3. Cipruss, Lietkabel.8.5 
 4. Timma, Ventspils8.4 
 5. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 6. Arnold, TTU7.4 
 7. Gulbis, Barons k.7.3 
 8. Leonard, Juventus7.3 
 9. Cepukaitis, Pieno7.2 
 10. Rozitis, Barons k.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.8 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 3. Viskontas, Juvent.4.6 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.6 
 5. Artamonov, Siauliai4.6 
 6. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.3 
 7. Ginevicius, Lietka.4.3 
 8. Dambrauskas, Sakal.4.2 
 9. Cunda, Valga4.2 
 10. Brown, Naglis P.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.3.0 
 2. Janavicius, Rudupis2.3 
 3. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.3 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.2 
 5. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 6. Leppik, TU/Rock2.0 
 7. Sims, Ventspils1.9 
 8. Labuckas, Rudupis1.9 
 9. Brown, Naglis P.1.8 
 10. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.4 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.2.0 
 3. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 4. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.5 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 7. Ramasauskas, Saka.1.3 
 8. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 9. Meiers, Ventspils1.1 
 10. Toome, TU/Rock1.0 



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  BELIZE   


Palacio leaves Bnei Hasharon - by Eurobasket News

34-year old Belizean ex-international guard Milton Palacio (193-78, college: Colorado State) left Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon (Winner League). In 6 games he played this season he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.0apg.
Palacios team made it to the Spanish ACB Semifinals in 2011.
He received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention award in 2011. Palacio represented Belize at the COCABA Championships in Cancun (Mexico) three years ago. His team won Silver.
Palacio is a very experienced player. He has played also in Puerto Rico (Quebradillas), Russia (Khimky), Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors), Spain (Caja Laboral and Blusens Monbus) and Greece (Kavala).
Palacio attended Colorado State until 1999 and it is his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BOSNIA   


Igokea loses Nenad Sulovic for next 4 to 6 weeks - by Miljan Veskovic

Nenad Sulovic (202-C-85) suffered a hand fracture during the game against KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom which BC Igokea Aleksandrovac won at home, despite the injury 7 days later he played another game against Hungarian team Szolnoki Olajbanyasz risking to hurt himself even worse but the team needed him since the other center Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) was also injured. BC Igokea Aleksandrovac won the game on the road 78:82 and Nenad finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds. He underwent surgery and will be out for next 4 to 6 weeks. Good news for BC Igokea Aleksandrovac should be the return of Corsley Edwards for the sunday game against BC Partizan MT:S Beograd. Currently BC Igokea Aleksandrovac sits at the top of ABA league with 8-2 record.


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  BOTSWANA   


Botswana U20 National Team 2012 - by Simas

Kagiso Mmolawa 94
Orebotse Tiroyaone Tirelo 93
Thuso Lopang 94
Letlhogonolo Radimo 93
Kabo Butao 93
Kesaobaka Ndawanyana 93
Phenyo Cyril Tsheko 96
Seomile Seomile 94
Goabaone Blessing Tshupelo 95
Kgotla Arnold Keitseope 94
Kamogelo Fredrick Setuke 93
Onkabetse Dipatane 94
Mafhoko Pako Monagen 93
Michael Tuelo Masilo 93
Boikarabelo Lentle 93
Tefo Thabang Morewame 93
Emmanuel Ramooshebi 93
Mark Thutoyame Jones-wright 94



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  BRAZIL   


Vila Velha sign Fernando Reis - by Paulo Freire

The team of the Vila Velha/Cetaf announces another enhancement for the season, the arrival of the point guard Fernando Reis (186-G-81) should terminate the cycle of hirings players and close their roster.

Fernando Reis is already known of coach Dniel Wattfy, both worked together in the Amrica of Rio Preto team in the Paulista State, where he played 21 matches and scored an averages of 8.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. The point guard of 31 years old and 1.86 m tall must reach out and he should debut tomorrow against the team of Limeira.




Bernard Robinson is back in Brazil - by Paulo Freire

The SKY/Basquete Cearense announced the hiring of Bernard Robinson (198-F-81, college: Michigan) for the NBB. The player is known to the brazilian public mainly from fans of Minas Tenis Clube where he played for in the third edition of the NBB.

The 31-year old and 1.98 m tall, had spells time with the NBA, where he was choose of the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2004 NFL Draft on the 45 position. In the year 2007 the player was traded to the New Jersey Nets. But a knee collateral ligament injury ended his NBA career.

After a long break due to injury, the athlete played in the Dominican Republic on the Metres of Santiago in 2010, before landing in Minas Tennis Club to compete in the NBB 3, where he was the main player of the reformulated team. With good performance, Robinson was hired by Argentina's Quimsa, where his performance fluctuated, and now is back to Brazil to defend the SKY/Basquete Cearense

Coach Alberto Bial commented on strengthening:

"I Met Robinson when he played for Minas and liked the athlete. We needed a player like this, with great physical strength, left-handed and always seeks the infiltration. He arrives tomorrow to make medical examinations and, if all goes well, he should debut in the next match, against the League Sorocabana.



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 28: Acadia - St.Francis X. 84-71
Nov. 25: Memorial - New Brunsw. 79-89
Nov. 28: St.Mary''s - Dalhousie 69-75
Nov. 29: Mount Royal - Saskatchewan
Nov. 29: UNBC - Alberta


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.24.6 
 2. Allin, Laurier24.0 
 3. Perrin, TWU21.6 
 4. Freeman, UFV21.0 
 5. Scrubb, Carleton20.8 
 6. Walton, Manitoba20.4 
 7. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.1 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.7 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.19.6 
 10. Parchment, UFV19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxwell ALLIN
  Laurier
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Allin, Laurier13.4 
 2. Klassen, Acadia13.0 
 3. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s12.0 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.8 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead10.8 
 6. Faulkner, Queen''s9.5 
 7. Waldner, Lethb.9.1 
 8. Moses, Calgary9.0 
 9. Burns, Saskatch.8.9 
 10. Bozinovic, TRU8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.6.9 
 2. Jones, Ryerson6.0 
 3. Walton, Manitoba5.4 
 4. Bonhomme, Brandon5.0 
 5. Singh, Queen''s5.0 
 6. Lamar, Saskatch.4.9 
 7. York, UFV4.9 
 8. Johnson, Lethbrid.4.8 
 9. Baker, Saskatch.4.5 
 10. Collins, Windsor4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew DALEY
  New Brunsw.
  (175--)
  Avg: 4
 1. Daley, New Brunsw.4.0 
 2. Perrin, TWU3.0 
 3. Baker, Saskatch.2.8 
 4. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.7 
 5. Pink, St.Mary''s2.5 
 6. Baker, Alberta2.5 
 7. Walton, Manitoba2.5 
 8. Evans, Victoria2.5 
 9. Gooding, Winnipeg2.4 
 10. Cunningham, Winni.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew CHESSON
  Laurier
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Chesson, Laurier2.2 
 2. Moses, Calgary2.0 
 3. O''Brien, New B.2.0 
 4. Duke, UPEI1.8 
 5. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.7 
 6. Tufegdzich, York1.7 
 7. Klassen, Acadia1.7 
 8. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 9. Coldea, York1.5 
 10. Salhia, Lakehead1.4 



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Beijing Ducks 2-0 
 2. Shandong FB 2-0 
 3. Xinjiang FT 2-0 
 4. Liaoning H. 1-0 
 5. Bayi R. 1-1 
 6. Guangsha L. 1-1 
 7. Guandong ST 1-1 
 8. DongGuan L. 1-1 
 9. Foshan LL 1-1 
 10. Fujian QB 1-1 
 11. Shanxi Zh. 1-1 
 12. TianJin S. 1-1 
 13. Zhejiang CB 1-1 
 14. Jiangsu D. 0-1 
 15. Jilin NE T. 0-2 
 16. Qingdao E. 0-2 
 17. Shanghai S. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 28: TianJin S. - Shanghai S. 95-76
Nov. 28: DongGuan L. - Guangsha L. 91-86
Nov. 27: Jiangsu D. - Zhejiang CB 89-97
Nov. 28: Qingdao E. - Foshan LL 80-92
Nov. 28: Bayi R. - Shandong FB 74-98
Nov. 28: Shanxi Zh. - Guandong ST 107-114
Nov. 28: Xinjiang FT - Fujian QB 105-87
Nov. 27: Jilin NE T. - Beijing Ducks 102-110

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 30: Liaoning H. - Beijing Ducks
Nov. 30: Shanghai S. - Shandong FB
Nov. 30: DongGuan L. - Jiangsu D.
Nov. 30: TianJin S. - Jilin NE T.
Nov. 30: Guandong ST - Guangsha L.
Nov. 30: Foshan LL - Xinjiang FT
Nov. 30: Qingdao E. - Bayi R.
Nov. 30: Shanxi Zh. - Fujian QB


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Dewarick SPENCER
  Jilin N.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 35.5
 1. Spencer, Jilin N.35.5 
 2. McGrady, Qingd.33.0 
 3. Williams, Shanxi Z.32.0 
 4. Yi, Guandong ST29.5 
 5. Haislip, DongGuan.26.5 
 6. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.26.0 
 7. Ju, Foshan LL25.5 
 8. Zhang, TianJin S.25.0 
 9. Williams, Guandong.25.0 
 10. Thornton, Guangs.25.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter John RAMOS
  Guangsha L.
  (222-C-85)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Ramos, Guangsha L.19.5 
 2. Ju, Foshan LL17.0 
 3. Harvey, TianJin S.15.5 
 4. White, Shanghai S.13.5 
 5. Singleton, Xinjian.13.0 
 6. Boone, Zhejiang CB13.0 
 7. Yi, Guandong ST11.0 
 8. Diogu, Guandong ST11.0 
 9. Ding, Zhejiang CB11.0 
 10. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Beijing .
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Marbury, Beijing10.5 
 2. Hudson, DongGuan9.0 
 3. McGrady, Qingd.7.0 
 4. Williams, Guandong.5.5 
 5. Gaines, Fujian QB5.0 
 6. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.0 
 7. Spencer, Jilin N.4.5 
 8. Lu, Shanxi Zh.4.5 
 9. Wafer, Xinjiang FT4.5 
 10. Vroman, Shandong.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 ChunJun ZHANG
  Zhejiang CB
  (197-C-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Zhang, Zhejiang CB3.0 
 2. Sun, DongGuan L.2.5 
 3. Zhang, Xinjiang FT2.5 
 4. Zhou, Fujian QB2.5 
 5. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.5 
 7. Han, Bayi R.2.5 
 8. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.0 
 9. Singleton, Xinjian.2.0 
 10. Wafer, Xinjiang FT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.3.5 
 2. Yan, Shanxi Zh.3.0 
 3. Haislip, DongGuan.3.0 
 4. Tang, Xinjiang FT2.5 
 5. Yi, Guandong ST2.5 
 6. Ji, Beijing Ducks2.0 
 7. Vroman, Shandong.2.0 
 8. Wang, Bayi R.2.0 
 9. Mbenga, Qingdao E.2.0 
 10. Boone, Zhejiang2.0 


CBA Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

Qingdao E. - Foshan LL 80-92

The game was mostly controlled by Foshan. Qingdao Eagles managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Foshan dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Qingdao Eagles' 32 and made 17-of-17 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They outrebounded Qingdao Eagles 45-28 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was swingman Mingxin Ju (200-93) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Syrian guard Michel Maadanly (194-81) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Foshan players scored in double figures. American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) produced 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Kai Chen (205-88) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: M.Tracy 32+5reb+5ast, C.Kai 19+7reb+3ast, L.Tao 14+3reb+2ast, M.Ilunga 8+5reb, X.YuYang 5+1reb, L.Yan 2+1reb
Foshan LL: J.Mingxin 28+17reb, Z.Zhun 17+6reb, M.Rashad 16+6reb+1ast, M.Michel 16+7reb+5ast, Z.LingXu 11+2reb+2ast, H.Ben 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 228526


Xinjiang FT - Fujian QB 105-87

The game was mostly controlled by Xinjiang Flying Tige. Fujian managed to win second period 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige forced 21 Fujian turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward James Singleton (203-81, college: Murray St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international center ZhengDong Tang (213-84) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) during the contest. International Zhelin Wang (215-94) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and American center Will McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Fujian QB: W.Zhelin 21+13reb, M.Will 19+5reb+1ast, G.Sundiata 14+4reb+6ast, Z.TaiLong 11+2reb, G.Lei 6+7reb+1ast, L.Yi Ting 6+3reb+3ast
Xinjiang FT: T.ZhengDong 21+7reb+2ast, W.Von 20+1reb+4ast, S.James 18+15reb+2ast, X.GuoChong 15+1ast, P.Duo 8+3ast, C.Tal 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 228525


Bayi R. - Shandong FB 74-98

Bayi Rockets was better in second period 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Bayi Rockets 42-30 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Center HanLin Tao (206-91) notched 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international point guard Jie Sun (190-86) supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Four Shandong Bulls players scored in double figures. Even 13 points and 5 rebounds by the former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) did not help to save the game for Bayi Rockets. The former international forward Lei Wang (203-86) added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Bayi Rockets' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Bayi R.: W.ZhiZhi 13+5reb, W.Lei 11+5reb+1ast, Z.Bo 10+1ast, D.Lehei 9+5reb+1ast, Y.Cao 7+3reb+1ast, W.ZhongGuang 6+2reb+1ast
Shandong FB: %PlayerNameByLink% 21+5reb+4ast, T.HanLin 20+7reb, S.Jie 20+5reb+2ast, S.Ran 12+3reb+3ast, Y.Ding 10+7reb+1ast, C.ZhenHua 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 228524


DongGuan L. - Guangsha L. 91-86

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-11. But Zhejiang Guangsha Lions won second period 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Lester Hudson (191-84, college: Tenn-Martin) who scored 31 points and 7 assists. The other American import forward Marcus Haislip (208-80, college: Tennessee) chipped in 21 points and 4 blocks. American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 22 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) and American forward Al Thornton (203-83, college: Florida St.) added 28 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: T.Al 28+8reb+2ast, R.Peter John 27+22reb+2ast, W.Zirui 8+1reb+2ast, J.LiPeng 8+1reb+2ast, Z.Wei 7+4reb, %PlayerNameByLink% 5+3ast
DongGuan L.: H.Lester 31+3reb+7ast, H.Marcus 21+4reb+1ast, Q.Biao 15+4reb, H.ZhongMian 7+2reb+2ast, S.TongLin 7+5reb+1ast, L.Hanchen 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 228523


TianJin S. - Shanghai S. 95-76

TianJin Steel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-19 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. TianJin Steel outrebounded Shanghai Sharks 50-39 including a 39-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 20 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Jordanian guard Osama Daghles (198-79, college: Midwestern St.) chipped in a triple-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Four TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. American forward D.J. White (206-86, college: Indiana) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Yang Ge (196-90) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.


Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: W.D.J. 19+10reb+2ast, G.Yang 14+1ast, L.Wei 10+2reb+1ast, M.Lingyuan 8+3reb+1ast, W.Yong-Liang 5+4reb, C.Liang 5+3reb
TianJin S.: H.Donnell 21+20reb+1ast, Z.Nan 20+5reb+3ast, D.Osama 14+10reb+11ast, Z.Zhihan 11+1reb+1ast, M.XiangLong 7+2reb, N.Hamady 7+6reb


gschID: 228521


Jiangsu D. - Zhejiang CB 89-97

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Jiangsu Dragons won second period 30-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Guard Quincy Douby (191-84, college: Rutgers) chipped in 20 points and 7 rebounds. Five Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank players scored in double figures. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and center Garret Siler (213-86, college: Augusta St.) added 12 points and 13 rebounds respectively for the hosts.


Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 24+16reb+4ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 20+4reb+3ast, S.Garret 12+13reb, L.Cai 12+6reb+1ast, W.Song 6, H.XueFeng 6+9reb+3ast
Zhejiang CB: D.Quincy 20+7reb+1ast, G.SongLin 15+8reb+4ast, D.JinHui 15+8reb+3ast, B.Josh 15+15reb, C.Fei 12+2reb+1ast, Z.ChunJun 10+8reb+1ast


gschID: 228520


Jilin NE T. - Beijing Ducks 102-110

The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 31-21 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Beijing Ducks made 28-of-28 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Beijing Ducks outrebounded Jilin Tigers 43-31 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists. The other American import power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced 36 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and forward Biao Zhang (201-90) added 21 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Beijing Ducks and four Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games.


Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: S.Dewarick 36+5reb+3ast, Z.Biao 21+8reb+2ast, H.Samuel 14+4reb, Z.Cheng 10+5reb+7ast, C.Ya-Song 9+5reb+5ast, L.Yao 8+1reb+2ast
Beijing Ducks: M.Randolph 18+5reb+1ast, J.Zhe 16+8reb, M.Stephon 15+8reb+13ast, Z.Xiaochuan 15+6reb, Z.YanXi 13+3reb, G.Li 13+3reb+3ast


gschID: 228519


Shanxi Zh. - Guandong ST 107-114

Guandong Tigers made 24-of-24 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Guandong Tigers outrebounded Shanxi Zhongyu 43-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Guandong Tigers made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was international Jianlian Yi (212-87) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 blocks (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American swingman Terrence Williams (198-87, college: Louisville) chipped in 26 points and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American swingman Marcus Williams (200-86, college: Arizona, agency: Interperformances) produced 32 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) added 25 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: W.Marcus 32+5ast, G.Charles 25+8reb+3ast, D.JiangPeng 17+4reb+1ast, Y.PengFei 13+6reb+1ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 5+1reb, %PlayerNameByLink% 4+5reb
Guandong ST: Y.Jianlian 33+11reb+2ast, W.Terrence 26+3reb+6ast, Z.FangYu 18+4reb+1ast, D.Ike 12+15reb, W.ShiPeng 9+4reb+3ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 6+3reb


gschID: 228522



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EuroLeague: Anadolu Efes Istanbul upset Cedevita in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita Zagreb - Anadolu Efes Istanbul 73:81

Anadolu Efes Istanbul upset Cedevita in Zagreb in the start of Round 8 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side grabbed 81:73 for 5-3 record in Group C. Cedevita meanwhile fell at 2-6 record.
Cedevita Zagreb started the game with 24-21 in the first period, but failed later in the game. The guests replied with 23-11 in the second frame and took 44:35 at the halftime. Cedevita Zagreb tied their best to recover in the game and posted 20-15 in the third period to trail 4 points after 30 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul meanwhile needed a 22-18 surge to post the important win.
Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) notched 17. Kerem Gonlum (208-PF-77) delivered 11, while Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) had 10. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) ended up with 24 points in the losing effort and Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) posted 18. Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) tossed in 12, while Vlado Ilievski (190-PG-80, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 7.

Cedevita Zagreb: Bracey Wright 24, Mickael Gelabale 18, Luksa Andric 12, Vlado Ilievski 7
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Jordan Farmar 21, Sasha Vujacic 17, Kerem Gonlum 11, Semih Erden 10



KK Alkar add in their roster free agent Luka Zitko - by Darko Hudina

Luka Zitko (201-F-81) playing last year in KK KK Radnik Krizevci with 12.9 ppg, 4.7rpg, 24.2 mpg in 28games and was one of the leader of KK KK Radnik Krizevci. Luka Zitko is 201cm tall,playing 2 and 3 positions and will be very important player in KK Alkar Sinj for next games. For two days they will play against last team in Croatia leagu KK Dubrovnik. Luka Zitko has played previously in KK Split, Gruda, Posusje, Pivovarna Lasko, Djuro Dakovic, KK Radnik Krizevci and Trogir. Also he has played in KK Alkar Sinj in season's 2002/03, 03/04 and he helped Alkar Sinj for came in Croatia first division.


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NH Ostrava Lose Jeremiah Wilson to Injury, Out 4-8 Weeks - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Nova Hut Ostrava improved to an impressive 12-1 on the season after last night's 87-85 victory over BK JIP Pardubice. However to maintain their momentum the club will have to do so without the services of star forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-F-88, college: Tarleton St.), who fractured a bone in his right foot last night after coming down on a Pardubice player's foot seven minutes into the game. Wilson, 24, currently ranks fifth in the entire NBL in rebounding at 7.3 per contest and is averaging 11.0 points and shooting 38.1% from three. Ostrava's next game comes this Saturday as they travel to face third-place Prostejov (7-6) in a key match up.


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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 13-0 
 2. Bakken 12-1 
 3. Horsens IC 9-4 
 4. SISU 9-4 
 5. Naestved 7-6 
 6. Aarhus BC 5-8 
 7. Horsholm 4-9 
 8. Randers 3-10 
 9. Vaerlose 2-11 
 10. Aalborg 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Nov. 28: Svendborg - Randers 98-94
Nov. 28: Naestved - Aalborg 97-65
Nov. 29: Bakken - Vaerlose 82-62
Nov. 29: Aarhus BC - SISU 74-77

Regular Season: Round 17

Dec. 5: Aalborg - Horsens IC
Dec. 5: Vaerlose - Aarhus BC
Dec. 6: Randers - Bakken
Dec. 6: SISU - Horsholm
Dec. 6: Svendborg - Naestved


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Colas, Randers24.9 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.8 
 3. Ocana, Randers21.9 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.9 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC19.5 
 7. Walker, Naestved19.3 
 8. Tomko, Bakken19.2 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.8 
 10. Delk, Vaerlose18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Colas, Randers14.8 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.4 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC9.8 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.5 
 5. Washington, Svend.8.5 
 6. Walker, Naestved8.3 
 7. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 8. Thomann, Horse.7.5 
 9. Petkov, Aarhus BC7.4 
 10. Karason, Vaerlose7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.2 
 2. Ortega, Randers6.2 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 4. Murphy, Naestved5.3 
 5. Nielsen, SISU5.0 
 6. Jonsson, Aarhus BC4.9 
 7. Plannthin, Svend.4.8 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken4.5 
 9. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 10. Nielsen, Bakken4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.4 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.5 
 3. Delk, Vaerlose2.3 
 4. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 6. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 7. Ortega, Randers1.9 
 8. Rungby, Horsens IC1.9 
 9. Walker, Naestved1.8 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Washington, Svend.2.4 
 2. Colas, Randers2.4 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.4 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Smith, SISU1.0 
 7. Thomann, Horse.1.0 
 8. Frandsen, Naestved0.9 
 9. Jukic, Horsholm0.9 
 10. Jensen, Vaerlose0.7 


Ligaen Round 16: SISU beats Aarhus BC by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 16 in the Ligaen took place in Aarhus. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Aarhus BC (5-8) to fourth ranked SISU (9-4) 77-74 on Thursday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aarhus BC won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SISU made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. SISU outrebounded Aarhus BC 40-29 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Mikael Nielsen (178-PG-90) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 steals. The former international guard Mike Flowers (194-86, college: Barton, NC) contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds for Aarhus BC. SISU moved-up to third place, which they share with Horsens IC. Aarhus BC at the other side keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. SISU is looking forward to face Horsholm (#7) at home in the next round. Aarhus BC will play against Vaerlose and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Ligaen top team - Svendborg (13-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Randers (3-10) 98-94. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and Donald Rutherford who added 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Undefeated Svendborg have an impressive 13-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-0 record. Randers lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the eighth place with ten games lost. Svendborg will play against Naestved (#5) at home in the next round. Randers will play against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game between fifth ranked Naestved (7-6) and 10th ranked Aalborg (1-12) in Naestved on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Naestved outscored guests from Aalborg 97-65. The winners were led by Quinton Doggett who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by Rob Delaney did not help to save the game for Aalborg. Naestved maintains fifth position with 7-6 record. Aalborg lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Naestved will meet league's leader Svendborg on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Aalborg will play against Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens.

In the last game of round 16 Vaerlose was smashed by Bakken on the road 82-62.


Aarhus BC - SISU 74-77

The most exciting game of round 16 in the Ligaen took place in Aarhus. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 6th ranked Aarhus BC (5-8) to fourth ranked SISU (9-4) 77-74 on Thursday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aarhus BC won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SISU made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. SISU outrebounded Aarhus BC 40-29 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Mikael Nielsen (178-90) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 4 steals. The former international guard Mike Flowers (194-86, college: Barton, NC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Charles Funches (203-88, college: Hampton) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Aarhus BC. Five SISU and four Aarhus BC players scored in double figures. SISU moved-up to third place, which they share with Horsens IC. Aarhus BC at the other side keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. SISU is looking forward to face Horsholm (#7) at home in the next round. Aarhus BC will play against Vaerlose and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Nielsen 21+3reb+1ast, M.Flowers 14+10reb+1ast, Z.Moritz 13+4reb+3ast, D.Smith 13+5reb+1ast, M.Dennis 12+7reb+5ast, M.Glahn 2+1reb+1ast
Aarhus BC: R.Dezouvre 21+14reb+1ast, C.Funches 15+5reb, R.Soby Dalboge 10+1ast, H.Petkov 10+7reb, A.Jonsson 8+1reb+3ast, R.Laier 6
gschID: 195283


Bakken - Vaerlose 82-62

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Bakken (12-1) crushed 9th ranked Vaerlose (2-11) in Aarhus 82-62 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-62. Bakken dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Vaerlose's 32. They outrebounded Vaerlose 45-28 including 16 on the offensive glass. Bakken looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Vaerlose's players. The winners were led by international forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Chad Tomko (180-89, college: NC-Wilmington) supported him with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. Tomko is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 14 points and 7 rebounds by Icelandic Axel Karason (194-83) did not help to save the game for Vaerlose. American forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Five Bakken and four Vaerlose players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Loser Vaerlose keeps the ninth place with 11 games lost. Bakken will meet Randers (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Vaerlose will play against Aarhus BC and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bakken: M.Sahlertz 15+10reb+4ast, N.Iversen 12+7reb+2ast, C.Christoffersen 11+6reb+1ast, H.Falsvig 10+2reb+2ast, A.Jakobsen 10+1reb+3ast, C.Tomko 10+6reb+7ast
Vaerlose: A.Karason 14+7reb, J.Baker 14+5reb, R.Delk 12+3reb+2ast, P.Moller 11+3reb+2ast, R.Norgaard 4+5reb+1ast, E.Henningsen 3+1ast
gschID: 195282


Svendborg - Randers 98-94

Ligaen top team - Svendborg (13-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Randers (3-10) 98-94. It looked good early as Randers took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Svendborg had a 25-21 second period charge getting the lead and Randers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 94-98. Svendborg made 18-of-18 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Svendborg players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) who added 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks and forward Damian Ocana (198-86) scored 31 points and 6 rebounds. Five Svendborg and four Randers players scored in double figures. Svendborg have an impressive 13-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-0 record. Randers lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the eighth place with ten games lost. Svendborg will play against Naestved (#5) at home in the next round. Randers will play against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: C.Magaard 23+4reb+1ast, A.Darboe 22+7reb+7ast, D.Rutherford 16+11reb+4ast, M.Plannthin 16+4reb+10ast, G.Washington 10+6reb+1ast, R.Christensen 8
Randers: D.Ocana 31+6reb+2ast, B.Colas 20+16reb+4ast, M.Ortega 19+3reb+8ast, C.Nielsen 15+5reb+7ast, C.Jorgensen 5+2reb+2ast, P.Nielsen 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 195281


Naestved - Aalborg 97-65

The game between fifth ranked Naestved (7-6) and 10th ranked Aalborg (1-12) in Naestved on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Naestved outscored guests from Aalborg 97-65. The game without a history. Naestved led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Aalborg's 36. They outrebounded Aalborg 48-21 including a 35-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Naestved looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Aalborg's players. The winners were led by American forward Quinton Doggett (203, college: Southern) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and Canadian guard Alexander Murphy (183-88) supported him with 16 points and 8 assists. Four Naestved players scored in double figures. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by American guard Rob Delaney (194-89, college: Lafayette, agency: SDJ Sports) did not help to save the game for Aalborg. Power forward Soren Sorensen (196-88) added 9 points for lost side. Naestved maintains fifth position with 7-6 record. Aalborg lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. Naestved will meet league's leader Svendborg on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Aalborg will play against Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens.
Top scorers:
Naestved: Q.Doggett 22+13reb, A.Murphy 16+3reb+8ast, M.Frandsen 15+9reb+2ast, C.Walker 10+4reb+7ast, J.Benjamin 8+4reb+4ast, N.Brasas 7+7reb+1ast
Aalborg: R.Delaney 16+7reb+2ast, N.Andreasen 13+1reb, S.Sorensen 9+4reb+1ast, A.Jorgensen 8+2reb, J.Kristiansen 6+1reb, R.Lauridsen 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 195280



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Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Maine RC 2-0 
 2. Erie Bay H. 1-0 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 1-0 
 4. Springfield A. 1-0 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 1-2 
 6. Santa Cruz W. 0-0 
 7. Iowa E. 0-1 
 8. Canton C. 0-3 
West Conference
 1. Tulsa 66ers 2-0 
 2. Bakersfield J. 2-1 
 3. Texas L. 2-2 
 4. Los Angeles D. 1-0 
 5. Rio Grande VV 1-1 
 6. Reno B. 0-0 
 7. Austin T. 0-2 
 8. Idaho S. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 28: Texas L. - Austin T. 99-87
Nov. 28: Ft.Wayne MA - Canton C. 86-75
Nov. 29: Bakersfield J. - Idaho S. 125-119
Nov. 29: Texas L. - Austin T. 116-109
Nov. 28: Los Angeles D. - Idaho S. 112-98

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 30: Maine RC - Los Angeles D.
Nov. 30: Springfield A. - Sioux Falls S.
Nov. 30: Canton C. - Erie Bay H.
Nov. 30: Ft.Wayne MA - Iowa E.
Nov. 30: Tulsa 66ers - Rio Grande VV
Nov. 30: Reno B. - Santa Cruz W.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chris DOUGLAS-ROBERTS
  Texas L.
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Douglas-R., Texas28.0 
 2. Howard, Ft.Wayne.23.7 
 3. Russell, Ft.Wayne.20.3 
 4. Major, Bakersfi.18.0 
 5. Roberts, Texas L.17.8 
 6. McNeal, Bakersfi.16.0 
 7. James, Bakersfi.16.0 
 8. Agudio, Canton C.14.3 
 9. Nunnally, Bakers.14.0 
 10. Butch, Bakersfi.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian BUTCH
  Bakersfi.
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Butch, Bakersfi.13.3 
 2. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.10.3 
 3. Onuaku, Canton C.10.0 
 4. James, Bakersfi.7.7 
 5. Lewis, Texas L.7.0 
 6. Howard, Ft.Wayne.6.7 
 7. Roberts, Texas L.6.0 
 8. Gutierrez, Canton5.7 
 9. Muhammad, Bakers.5.7 
 10. Eyenga, Texas L.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Sean SINGLETARY
  Texas L.
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Singletary, Texas7.0 
 2. McNeal, Bakersfi.6.3 
 3. Russell, Ft.Wayne.5.0 
 4. Gutierrez, Canton4.3 
 5. Anderson, Canton4.3 
 6. Muhammad, Bakers.4.0 
 7. Butch, Bakersfi.4.0 
 8. Douglas-R., Texas2.5 
 9. Koch, Bakersfi.2.3 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Renaldo MAJOR
  Bakersfi.
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Major, Bakersfi.2.7 
 2. Roberts, Texas L.2.5 
 3. Douglas-R., Texas2.3 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 5. Lewis, Texas L.2.0 
 6. Singletary, Texas2.0 
 7. Gutierrez, Canton2.0 
 8. Dennis, Bakersfi.2.0 
 9. Howard, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
 10. Russell, Ft.Wayne.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian EYENGA
  Texas L.
  (199-G-89)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Eyenga, Texas L.2.8 
 2. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.7 
 3. James, Bakersfi.2.3 
 4. Butch, Bakersfi.2.0 
 5. Major, Bakersfi.1.3 
 6. Rojas, Ft.Wayne MA1.0 
 7. Ely, Texas L.1.0 
 8. Rice, Texas L.1.0 
 9. Thomas, Texas L.0.8 
 10. Eric, Canton C.0.7 


Thunder assign Jeremy Lamb to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard Jeremy Lamb (6'5''-G/F-92, college: Connecticut) to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Lamb, who was originally acquired from the Houston Rockets along with Kevin Martin on Oct. 27, has appeared in eight games this season averaging 2.1 points in 4.3 minutes. He will be in uniform when the Tulsa 66ers take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Nov. 30 at the SpiritBank Event Center.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Zvonko Buljan claims EuroChallenge weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Croatian Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87) had a great game in the last round for Kormend and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 29 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Timisoara (1-3) 97-86. Kormend is placed at 3rd position in EuroChallenge group F. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 3 games and had just one victory. In the team's last game Buljan had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kormend's top player in his first season with the team. Texas Christian University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Buljan is in league's top in points (4th best: 21.3ppg) and averages solid 55.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American swingman Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International) of Kataja. Flowers impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Kataja to another comfortable win 80-67 over Ploiesti (#4, 0-4) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group B. Kataja consolidated its place in top 3 of the standings. His team's 2-2 record is not bad at all. Flowers is a newcomer at Kataja 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 20.5ppg (#5). He also registered 5.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Kormend's star - American Matt Shaw (203-F-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy). Shaw got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was another key player of Kormend, helping his team with a 97-86 win against #4 ranked Timisoara. Kormend can only dream about fighting for top spots in group F. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Shaw he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Shaw has individually a great season in EuroChallenge. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.0ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84) of Gaz Metan - 29 points and 6 rebounds
5. Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois - 22 points and 12 rebounds
6. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Karsiyaka - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists
7. Gregg Thondique (201-F-87) of Antwerp - 16 points and 16 rebounds
8. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86) of Pyrinto - 24 points and 7 rebounds
10. Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon - 19 points, 12 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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  EUROCUP   


Henry Domercant out indefinitely, Galatasaray looking for replacement - by Eurobasket News

After a long time Henry Domercant (194-G-80, college: E.Illinois) was on the court against Lokomotiv Kuban yesterday but it seems his bad luck keeps pursuing him. Just in 4 minutes 32 year-old player suffered another injury and MRI showed that he has a torn ACL. No timetable set for his return yet. Ismail Senol of Ntvspor.net reported that Galatasaray Medical Park is now looking for a replacement. One of their main transfer targets is Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) who had a successful season with Besiktas last season. Galatasaray Medical Park has to pay a buy-out fee to Besiktas in order to sign Arroyo.
Courtesy of: trendbasket.net



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

27-year old Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Unics and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Panionios (#4, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 82-73. It allowed Unics to consolidate first place in the Eurocup group F. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Unics already had a very good start winning all 4 without losing a single one. Vougioukas turned to be Unics' top player in his first season with the team. Ian Vougioukas averages this season 15.0ppg and 5.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Nikos Pappas (195-G-90, agency: FCM) of Panionios. He is a guard in his first season at Panionios. In the last game Pappas recorded impressive 34 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Panionios lost that game 73-82 to group F's leader Unics (#1, 4-0). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group F. Panionios still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. 4 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Pappas is a newcomer at Panionios and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#4).

Third place about best performers goes to guard Lynn Greer (186-PG-79) of Azovmash (#4). Greer scored 28 points and passed ten assists (!!!). Despite Greer's great performance Azovmash lost 88-95in overtime to #2 ranked Banvit BK. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Azovmash can only dream about fighting for top spots in group D. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for Greer he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Greer has individually a great season in Eurocup. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.3apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brian Asbury (200-SF-86) of Cajasol - 27 points and 5 rebounds
5. Charles Davis (205-C-84) of Banvit BK - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Mire Chatman (187-PG-78) of Unics - 12 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87) of Banvit BK - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Stelmet ZG - 22 points and 6 assists
9. Artur Drozdov (200-SF-80) of Budivelnyk - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Derrick Obasohan (198-F-81) of Cholet - 19 points and 7 rebounds

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



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Standings

Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Real Madrid 5-2 
 2. Khimky 5-3 
 3. Panathinaikos 5-3 
 4. Fener.Ulker 4-3 
 5. Un.Olimpija 2-6 
 6. Cantu 2-6 
Group B
 1. Unicaja 6-1 
 2. Maccabi T-A 6-2 
 3. Montepaschi 4-3 
 4. ALBA 4-4 
 5. Chalon 2-6 
 6. Asseco Prok. 1-7 
Group C
 1. Zalgiris 6-1 
 2. Olympiacos 5-2 
 3. Anadolu Efes 5-3 
 4. EA7 Armani 3-5 
 5. Cedevita 2-6 
 6. Caja Laboral 2-6 
Group D
 1. FCB Regal 7-0 
 2. CSKA 7-1 
 3. Besiktas 4-3 
 4. Brose Bask. 2-6 
 5. Partizan 2-6 
 6. Lietuvos rytas 1-7 

Regular Season: Round 8

A

Nov. 29: Panathinaikos - Un.Olimpija 80-72
Nov. 29: Khimky - Cantu 77-53
Nov. 30: Real Madrid - Fener.Ulker

B

Nov. 29: Maccabi T-A - Chalon 78-73
Nov. 29: ALBA - Asseco Prok. 67-64
Nov. 30: Montepaschi - Unicaja

C

Nov. 29: Cedevita - Anadolu Efes 73-81
Nov. 29: Caja Laboral - EA7 Armani 64-62
Nov. 30: Zalgiris - Olympiacos

D

Nov. 29: Brose Bask. - CSKA 89-97
Nov. 29: Partizan - Lietuvos rytas 75-74
Nov. 30: Besiktas - FCB Regal


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Brown, Montepaschi20.1 
 2. Jerrells, Besiktas18.6 
 3. Fernandez, Real M.16.7 
 4. Nachbar, Brose B.16.6 
 5. Weems, CSKA16.5 
 6. Langford, EA7 A.16.1 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.0 
 8. Popovic, Zalgiris15.7 
 9. Aradori, Cantu15.4 
 10. Farmar, Anadolu15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aaron BAYNES
  Un.Olimpija
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Baynes, Un.Olimpija10.0 
 2. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.4 
 3. Williams, Chalon8.1 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA6.6 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.6.6 
 6. Bjelica, Caja Labo.6.5 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos6.4 
 8. Gordon, Partizan6.4 
 9. Erden, Anadolu Ef.6.1 
 10. Zirbes, Brose Bas.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.6.0 
 3. Planinic, Khimky5.6 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.4 
 5. Cook, EA7 Armani5.4 
 6. Blassingame, Assec.5.0 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu4.9 
 8. Teodosic, CSKA4.6 
 9. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.6 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hickman, Maccabi2.5 
 2. Gordon, Anadolu1.9 
 3. Jaaber, Zalgiris1.8 
 4. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.7 
 5. Draper, Real M.1.7 
 6. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 7. Khryapa, CSKA1.5 
 8. Schilb, Chalon1.5 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu1.5 
 10. Markoishvili, Can.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.4 
 2. Falker, Besiktas1.9 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal1.7 
 4. James, Maccabi T-A1.4 
 5. Monya, Khimky1.3 
 6. Cusin, Cantu1.3 
 7. Zoric, Unicaja1.3 
 8. Tyus, Cantu1.3 
 9. Thompson, ALBA1.3 
 10. Samardziski, Liet.1.1 



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  FIJI   


2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Fiji qualifies to the Semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Fiji-Samoa 88:65

Fiji qualifies to the Semifinals of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The team overcame Samoa 88:65 in the Quarterfinal game to reach the Final Four.
Fiji took 17-14 after the first 10 minutes of the game and scored another 17 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to win the second period as Samoa replied with 19-17 rally. Fiji managed to win the third period 15-11 and then erupted with 39-21 in the last stanza.
Isireli Vuetibau paced all the winners with 25 points and Pita Sowakula as well as Mataika Koyamainavure tossed in 19 each. Filimoni Vulimailaucala delivered 14 points in a win. Ene Togia ended up with 20 points in defeat and Sapeti Tufuga scored 18. Theordore Mcfarland collected 10 points and 17 rebounds, whilst Fagaloia Vaetoe added 7.

Fiji: Isireli Vuetibau 25, Pita Sowakula 19, Mataika Koyamainavure 19, Filimoni Vulimailaucala 14
Samoa: Ene Togia 20, Sapeti Tufuga 18, Theordore Mcfarland 10+17 rebs, Fagaloia Vaetoe 7



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Nov. 28: LrNMKY - FoKoPo 93-87
Nov. 28: Lapua - Salon Vilpas 88-81
Nov. 28: Namika Lahti - Kouvot 78-68
Nov. 29: Nilan Bisons - Kauhajoki 101-65
Nov. 30: Pyrinto - Namika Lahti
Nov. 30: LrNMKY - Korihait


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.1 
 2. Gibson, LrNM.23.1 
 3. Conley, LrNM.21.7 
 4. Holloway, Namika L.18.6 
 5. Clavell, Kouvot18.6 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua17.9 
 7. Hester, Kouvot17.2 
 8. Atupem, Salon Vilp.17.2 
 9. Flowers, Kataja17.1 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. McDade, Nilan B.11.4 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto8.8 
 3. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.7 
 4. Tolbert, Lapua8.5 
 5. Conley, LrNM.8.5 
 6. Logins, LrNM.8.2 
 7. Dyer, Korihait8.1 
 8. Ford, Kauhajoki8.0 
 9. Giles, KTP7.9 
 10. Johnson, Namika7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.4 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.3 
 3. Smith, Kataja5.2 
 4. Burgess, FoKoPo4.7 
 5. Holmes, Lapua4.3 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.0 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.9 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.6 
 9. Sarcevic, KTP3.5 
 10. Watson, Kauhajoki3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Kataja
  (180-PG-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Smith, Kataja2.5 
 2. Flowers, Kataja2.4 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto2.3 
 4. Conley, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 6. Ford, Kauhajoki1.8 
 7. Holloway, Namika L.1.8 
 8. Williams, KTP1.8 
 9. Barrett, KTP1.7 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Barrett, KTP1.8 
 2. Commons, Lapua1.4 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.3 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. Jones, LrNM.1.1 
 6. Nikkila, Pyrinto1.1 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 8. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 9. Taft, Korihait0.8 
 10. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 


KORISLIIGA: Bisons crushed Karhu - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 13: Only one contest tonight. There Bisons (Loimaa) crushed at home visitor Karhu (Kauhajoki) 101-65 (47-33). Quarters: 22-21, 25-12, 28-24, 26-8. The game was close 14 minutes (28-25), then the Bisons left the opponents with their 24 turnovers far behind. Bisons (10-3) had five players in double digits. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) had almost a triple double 19p/10r/9a. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) was 2/9 from behind the arc and collected 18 points. Karhu (8-5) had only two players over 10 pts. J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Cleveland St.) led the visitors with 16 pts.
Bisons - Karhu 101-65 (47-33). (Martin Zeno 19/10/9a, Jeb Ivey 18/7a, Mikko Koivisto 12/4a - J'Nathan Bullock 16, Giordan Watson 13/5a, Henri Hirvikoski 8. A: 917).



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EuroLeague: Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv rout Elan Chalon in front of 11000 fans - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv - Elan Chalon 78:73

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv improved to 6-2 record in Group B after a home victory over Elan Chalon. The Israeli Champion grabbed 78:73 victory in front of more than 11000 local fans.
Elan Chalon surprised the crowd with 26-24 in the first period and added 17-14 in the second frame. The French representative also scored 17 points in the third quarter but it was not enough for the victory in the frame. Maccabi needed a 20-17 rally in the third period and finished the game with 20-13 in the last stanza. David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) scored the last point for the winning team.
Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) stepped up with 19 points for the winners and David Logan tossed in 17. Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) delivered 10, while Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) and Lior Eliyahu (206-SF-85) added 8 apiece. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) posted 17 points for the visiting side, while Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) had 12. Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) and Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) scored 10 points each in the losing effort.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv: Devin Smith 19, David Logan 17, Shawn James 10, Ricky Hickman 8, Lior Eliyahu 8
Elan Chalon: Brion Rush 17, Blake Schilb 12, Steed Tchicamboud 10, Shelden Williams 10



Mickael Pietrus is a newcomer at The Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old French ex-international swingman Mickael Pietrus (198-98kg-82, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Boston Celtics. In 62 NBA games last year he recorded 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to win the Atlantic Division title. Pietrus also played at the Celtics that season. In 62 NBA games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the conference final.
The previous (10-11) season Pietrus played at the Magic. In 19 NBA games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors in first round (11th overall).
Pietrus was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Forward of the Year back in 2003.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Pietrus played for French Senior National Team between 2000 and 2011 and previouslyfor U18 National Team between 1999 and 2000. He also represented France at the World Championships in Japan six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 24.2%, 3FGP: 19.4%, FT: 50%.
Pietrus has played previously professionally in France (Pau-Lacq-Orthez) and other NBA team (Phoenix Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Dec. 1: Ratiopharm - Brose Bask.
Dec. 1: Phoenix Hagen - Bayreuth
Dec. 1: NY Phantoms - LTi 46ers
Dec. 1: Art.Dragons - Walter Tigers
Dec. 2: Fraport SKY - s.Oliver Baskets
Dec. 2: Telekom Baskets - Neckar L'burg
Dec. 2: TBB Trier - EWE Baskets
Dec. 2: ALBA - B.Muenchen
Dec. 2: Bremerhaven - MBC


Derrick Allen (Belgacom Spirou) Frankfurt Has A Special Place In My Heart - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) is a 32 year old 203cm forward that grew up in Gadsen Alabama that is playing his first season in Belgium for Belgacom Spirou. He is a rugged inside player who attacks the glass, will provide help on the boards, is a solid defender in the post, a competitor and hard worker that can score facing the basket and has shooting range to the foul line. He started his career at Southern Union State from 1998-2000. He then transferred to Mississippi and played there from 2000-2003. He then started his professional basketball career in Iceland playing for Keflavikur ripping up the FIBA Europe Cup playing 8 games and averaging 26.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg and playing 22 games in the Iceland league averaging 23,4ppg, 10.5rpg. He won the Icelandic league and cup title in his rookie season. In 2004, he ventured to Germany and has played there ever since with two years in Karlsruhe, one year in Leverkusen and played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners from 2007-2010. In 2006-2007, he led Leverksuen into the playoffs and led the BBL in scoring playing 38 games and averaging 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 32.3%, FT: 72.2%. In 2007-2008, he was second best scorer in the BBL for Frankfurt playing 43 games and averaging 18.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 75.6%; and playing 10 ULEB Cup games finishing as the third best scorer averaging 19.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.9%. In 2010-2011 for Alba Berlin, he played EuroCup: 11 games: 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 80.6%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 5 games: 15.0ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT: 56.3%; German Bundesliga: 49 games: 13.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP-3 (61.0%), FT: 78.7%. Last season for Alba Berlin, he played Euroleague Qualifying Round: 2 games: 15.5ppg, 6.0rpg; EuroCup: 12 games: 10.0ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 47.3%, FT: 70.8%; German League: 37 games: 9.1ppg, 4.6rpg, FGP: 54.2%, FT: 73.6% He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

You are playing your first season in Belgium for Belgacom Spirou. Was it strange leaving the Beko BBL after 8 years?

Yes it was tough leaving the Beko BBL. I thought it was ok to go. I had a good opportunity in Belgium. Spirou has wanted me the last years and now it finally worked out. I will miss Germany.


You had a double double in your first game with 15 points and 10 rebounds. This league seems to be compatible with your game.

Yes I think it is. The league is competitive, but it the level suits my game. Many guys that have played in the Beko BBL like Demond Mallet, Chris Copeland or Caleb Green have played here and been successful.

Is it easier to get used to the Belgium league when there are eight Americans in the team?

Yes it is a lot easier to adapt to the league when there are so many Americans in the team. There are less teams, but the rules are still the same.

You are 32 years old now. Do you have to work even harder now than when you were younger?

I have to work a lot harder. When you get older you have to take more care of your body. You have to rest more and also come into camp in better shape. You have to work even harder in practice and games. I do feel different as I get older each day.

What are the chances that Belgacom can win the title this season?

Winning the title is one of our goals. The team lost to Ostende last season in game 5 and are hungry to win this season.

It is always a pleasure to watch you play in the zone. Who will be dizzy first you or the energizer bunny?

I think that the energizer bunny will be dizzy first.

How difficult is it playing every day against ex Beko BBL player Mike Scott who played 5 games for the Washington Wizzards in the 2012 NBA Summer League.

Mike Scott is still developing. He plays the three for us. He always works hard in practice and brings much energy on the court. He is a slasher and good defender that does all the little things. I think that he will have a very good career.


What NBA stories has Jiri Welsch told the team this season.

He isnt on the team now. He is still working out his contract with management.

You played against Je Kel Foster in the Beko BBL and practice with him every day. What is the most amazing thing that you have seen him do in practice?

I had played against many times, but to be honest I had never realized how good of a shooter he is. He plays a lot of point guard for us, but I continue to be impressed how well he shoots the three pointer. I have seen him make seven or eight three pointers in a row in practice.


Andre Riddick is playing his 11th season for Belgacom Spirou. Did he help you as tourist guide and showing you the places to eat?

He showed me much as did Justin Hamilton. Riddick is a good guy and our captain. He is the leader of the team and he always does everything to help make the team be better.

You played two seasons for Alba Berlin, but couldnt win a title. Were the teams put together wrong?

No I dont think that they were put together wrong. My first year, we had a better all around team than last year. We underachieved last season.


There were rumors that you might return to Frankfurt. Do you think you might come back at the end of your career?

I dont know. We did talk a little, but there was nothing serious. It depends where the Skyliners will be in two years. If the right chance comes, I would love to come back. Frankfurt has a special place in my heart.

What was the most amazing thing that you saw Dashaun Wood do on the court in practice?

I like how he uses his speed. He can run down the court and beat 8 guys. His speed and scoring is second to none.


How is your your meter time of 10,7 doing?

I have no idea. That time was from training camp 2009. I havent ran it since. But I am sure it is not quite the same.

What is your favorite German saying?

I have some that I cant be said in an interview. I always think it is funny when people that dont think I know German hear me say Alles Gute.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Bad boys 2 with Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.


Thanks Derrick for the chat.





Gotha Rockets: Neno Asceric appointed new head coach - by Moritz Korff

Neno Asceric (agency: Promotex) has been named the new head coach of the Gotha Rockets (2. Bundesliga Pro A). The 47-year-old Austrian will ink a contract for the remainder of this current season. Asceric was born in Croatia, moved to Austria in the early 90s and played for St. Poelten until 1998. In the following years he took his game to France, Serbia and moved back to St. Poelten, where he started his career as a coach in 2006. In 2011 he led the Oberwart Gunners to an Austrian championship and was named Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League Coach of the Year. Since 2008 Asceric is also serving as the head coach of the Austrian Men's National Team.
The Rockets had sacked Marko Simic in early November, following a mediocre start into the team's first Pro A season.



BSW Sixers waive Harrison and Lieser - by Moritz Korff

The BSW Sixers (2. Bundesliga Pro B) have waived Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) and Philipp Lieser (194-G-87, college: Cent.Washington), according to their website. "Unfortunately Paul was not able to show the performances that he had in the pre-season games", Sixers' coach Stephen Arigbabu stated. The team is currently looking for new players to replace the duo.
Harrison, who graduated from North Greenville (NCAA Division 2) earlier this year, averaged 10.2 points and 3.3 rebounds a game, while in college he used to be a double-double machine. The 23-year-old had a personal season-high 18 points against Wolfenbuettel in mid-November.
Lieser played nine games for the Sixers, averaging 5 points and 2.7 assists per outing.



Kirchheim Knights have signed Mychal Henderson - by Moritz Korff

After reaching the finals of the 2. Bundesliga Pro A in spring, the Kirchheim Knights are struggling this season, having won only four of eleven games played. Newly signed veteran Timothy Burnette (188-G-82, college: Tarleton St.) made his comeback (he already played for the Knights from November 2006 until 2008) against Leipzig last weekend, now the Knights added another American to their squad: Mychal Henderson (198-G/F-85, college: Ks Wesleyan) is the latest new member of the Kirchheim team. He is a product of NCAA D2 school Kentucky Wesleyan and up to this point in time has spent his pro career in the ABA, in Mexico and Puerto Rico.


EuroLeague: Alba Berlin escape the late scare from Asseco Prokom Gdynia - by Eurobasket News

Alba Berlin - Asseco Prokom Gdynia 67:64

Alba Berlin escape the late scare from Asseco Prokom Gdynia to take 4-4 record in Group B. The German team needed a 67:64 win in Round 8 of EuroLeague. The Polish team fell at 1-7 record at the bottom of the group.
Alba Berlin won the first period 15-13 and added 21-15 in the second frame. They also looked better in the third quarter and produced 16-13 rally for 52:41 at the end of 30 minutes. Asseco Prokom Gdynia however erupted with an 8-0 run early in the last period and reduced to 56:53 after Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) shot. Pamula cut it to 63:62 with less than 20 seconds to go, but DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) and Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) were perfect from the free throw line.
DaShaun Wood top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Zach Morley notched 13. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) delivered 11, while Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83, college: Buffalo) added 10. Rasid Mahalbasic (211-C-90) answered with 12 points in the losing effort and Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) posted 10. Jerel Blassingame and Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) followed them with 8 points apiece.

Alba Berlin: DaShaun Wood 14, Zach Morley 13, Deon Thompson 11, Yassin Idbihi 10
Asseco Prokom Gdynia: Rasid Mahalbasic 12, Lukasz Koszarek 10, Jerel Blassingame 8, Alex Acker 8



EuroLeague: CSKA rally past Brose Baskets in Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - CSKA 89:97

CSKA brought victory from EuroLeague trip to Germany. The Moscow powerhouse overcame Brose Baskets in Bambert to clinch 7-1 record in Group D. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) nailed 21 points to lead the winners.
CSKA erupted for 29 points in the opening frame to grab the lead. They entered the second quarter up by five points. CSKA extended the gap in the second term. The visitors secured a 50:39 halftime buffer. Bamberg started to pick up the tempo in the third term. They opened the period with six points in a row. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) capped the term with a free throw as Brose Baskets trailed by just three points before the final frame 64:67. But CSKA did not allow the hosts to pull ahead. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) and Dionte Christmas made it 89:80 for CSKA late in regulation and the visitors ran away with victory. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) provided 19 points and 9 assists for CSKA. Sonny Weems added 16 points in the victory. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) responded with 18 points for Brose Baskets. Anton Gavel had 16 points in the loss.

Brose Baskets: Casey Jacobsen 18, Anton Gavel 16
CSKA: Dionte Christmas 21, Milos Teodosic 19, Sonny Weems 16



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EuroLeague: Panathinaikos Athens overcame Union Olimpija in Greece - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens - Union Olimpija 80:72

Panathinaikos Athens overcame Union Olimpija in Greece in Round 8 of EuroLeague. The Greek side grabbed 5-3 record in Group A after an 80:72 victory. The Slovenian team fell at 2-6 record.
Panathinaikos Athens was happy to go on 17-11 lead in front of 5000 local fans in O.A.K.A. Arena. Union Olimpija bounced back with 22-18 in the second frame and reduced to 2 points at the halftime. The third period became decisive in the game as the hosts erupted with 27-16 surge and never looked behind after. Union Olimpija won the last period 23-18 but managed to reduce to final 8 points.
Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) and Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) stepped up with 14 points each, while Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) nailed 13. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) tossed in 11, whilst Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) had 10. Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) finished the game with 17 points in the losing effort and Dino Muric (200-F-90) posted 16. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) had 11, whilst Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) accounted for 7.

Panathinaikos Athens: Roko-Leni Ukic 14, Marcus Banks 14, Stephane Lasme 13, Michael Bramos 11, Jonas Maciulis 10
Union Olimpija: Jaka Blazic 17, Dino Muric 16, Klemen Prepelic 11, Aaron Baynes 7



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2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Guam edged New Caledonia to reach Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Guam-New Caledonia 88:55

Guam edged New Caledonia to reach Final Four of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The team needed a strong 88:55 win and will play tomorrow in the Semifinals.
Guam took 24-14 in the first period and added 22-13 in the second frame. Moreover they dominated the second half as well and posted another two victories. Guam won the third quarter 19-15 and finished the game with 23-13 in the last stanza.
Christian Payumo and Valiant Borja stepped up with 15 points each for the winners, while Michael Sakazaki and Maksever Kepwe delivered 12 apiece. Samuel Sotelo followed them with 10 points in a win. Cedric Tetuanui answered with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst O'Bryan Martin had 9. Nicolas Cedare-Wimian delivered 8 points in a loss.
Tomorrow Guam will take on ambitions New Zealand in the first Semifinal. New Caledonia will start their 5-8 places campaign.

Guam: Christian Payumo 15, Valiant Borja 15, Michael Sakazaki 12, Maksever Kepwe 12, Samuel Sotelo 10
New Caledonia: Cedric Tetuanui 14, O'Bryan Martin 9, Nicolas Cedare-Wimian 8



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Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 29: De Hoppers - Punch 82-52
Dec. 1: MSV/Zeemacht - Binnenland
Dec. 1: Cangeroes - Almonte
Dec. 1: Almere P. - BC Apollo 2
Dec. 1: UBALL - Orca's Urk
Dec. 1: Red Giants - De Groene
Dec. 2: Leiden 2 - Rotterdam 2


Foot Locker main sponsor of prestigious basketball event in The Netherlands - by Fred Roggen

Foot Locker will be the main sponsor of the upcoming Rinus de Jong Invitational, the prestigious international basketball tournament for Men's Under20-teams in Den Bosch, The Netherlands from December 27 till 30. Six teams from six different countries with some of the best of Europe will fight for the Rinus de Jong Trophy.

The teams participating are from Latvia (Riga), Spain (Canarias Basetball Academy), Lithuania (Zalgiris Kaunas), Serbia (BF Belgrade), Denmark (BMS Basketball) and the Netherlands (defending national champion EiffelTowers Den Bosch). The organising corporation Youth Basketball Support from Den Bosch is awfully pleased with the support Foot Locker lends as the main sponsor of this year's event. 'This enables us to make our intentions come true to host in the future one of the leading basketball events in Europe for highly gifted young talents', initiator mr. Roel van de Graaf says.
The Men's Under20-tournament is the major part of the four-days Invitational event in Den Bosch. Show, entertainment and sports combined in an arena American style will give the event an enormous boost!

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Bauscher's 20 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old guard Matt Bauscher (188-G-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Den Bosch and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 20 points adding six rebounds and nine assists for Den Bosch in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Rotterdam (#10, 1-10) with 49-point margin 95-46. Den Bosch maintains the 2nd position in Dutch league. They are still close to the very top. Den Bosch would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 9-2 record. In the team's last game Bauscher had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Boise State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bauscher is in league's top in assists (5th best: 4.6apg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 61.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kelvin Martin (195-F-89) of M.Magixx. He is American forward in his first season at M.Magixx. In the last game Martin recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead M.Magixx to another comfortable win 92-77 over the lower-ranked Amsterdam (#9, 1-10) being unquestionably team leader. M.Magixx's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Martin is a newcomer at M.Magixx and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.1ppg (#9). He also registered 5.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Darryl Webb (198-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports) of Zwolle (#4). Webb scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Zwolle, leading his team to a 89-65 easy win against the lower-ranked Weert (#8, 3-8). Zwolle needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 4 lost games. Webb has a great season in Holland. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 10.4rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dejuan Wright (190-G-88) of Den Bosch - 17 points and 8 rebounds
5. Jeroen van der List (213-C-89) of Den Helder K. - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Maurits Pieper (198-F-90) of Amsterdam - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Aaron Roye (185-G-88) of Amsterdam - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Nick Oudendag (210-C/F-87) of M.Magixx - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Josh Magette (185-G-90) of Zwolle - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Darryl Webb (198-F-88) of Zwolle - 14 points and 14 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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Jakob Sigurdarson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). He led Sundsvall Dragons to a victory over the tenth-ranked Eco Orebro (3-10) crushing them 108-82 in the Swedish Basketligan in Friday night's game. Sigurdarson was MVP of the game. He recorded 23 points and added 4 assists in 25 minutes on the court. Sundsvall Dragons (11-2) is placed first in the Basketligan. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. It's Sigurdarson's fourth season with the team. Sigurdarson is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers with 16.7ppg. He also averaged so far 2.8rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 57.4%(35-61), 3FGP: 42.3% and FT: 93.3%(42-45) in the 12 games he played so far. Sigurdarson is currently a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Pavel Ermolinskij
Pavel Ermolinskij
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: I.D.S. Law, currently plays in Sweden). He was the main contributor in a Norrkoping Dolphins' victory against the ninth-ranked White Eagles (4-9) 61-50 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday. Ermolinskij was the best player in that game. He recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins (9-0) is placed first in the Basketligan. So far his team won all nine games in the Regular Season. Ermolinskij belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #7. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 50.8%, 3FGP: 35.1% and FT: 77.5%. Ermolinskij is in the roster of the Icelandic senior national team.

Jon Stefansson
Jon Stefansson
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Jon Stefansson (196-82, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked FIATC Joventut (4-5) crushing them 77-57 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Stefansson scored 8 points in 21 minutes. CAI Zaragoza (6-3) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. This year Stefansson averages: 8.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 3FGP: 39.3% and FT: 83.3% in the nine games. He is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Hlynur Baeringsson
Hlynur Baeringsson
   #4. Forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jakob Sigurdarson and both played together in the last Swedish Basketligan game. Baeringsson contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Eco Orebro (3-10) crushing them 108-82. He recorded 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Baeringsson is currently second on the list of best rebounders. This season he has very good stats: 14.1ppg, 9.4rpg and 3.6apg. Baeringsson is also Icelandic national team player.

Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson
   #5. International point guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (190-88, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-7) crushing them 96-76 in the German BBL last Saturday. He recorded 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals in 23 minutes. Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (3-8) is placed second from the bottom (#17) in the BBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Vilhjalmsson's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in the 11 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

Logi Gunnarsson
Logi Gunnarsson
   #6. Shooting guard Logi Gunnarsson (192-81, currently plays in France), who plays in the French NM1 (third division) could not help Angers BC 49 (4-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Gunnarsson's good performance Angers BC 49 was edged 75-73 at home by the higher-ranked La Rochelle (#7). He recorded 11 points and added 3 passes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Gunnarsson's first year with the team. Gunnarsson has relatively good stats this season: 12.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.6apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

Gudni Valentinusson
Gudni Valentinusson
   #7. Former U20 international center Gudni Valentinusson (204-85, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to an Aarhus BC's victory against the closely-ranked Randers (3-10) 83-77 in the Danish Ligaen in Wednesday night's game. Valentinusson scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. Aarhus BC (5-7) is placed sixth in the Ligaen. This year Valentinusson's total stats are: 4.6ppg and 2.5rpg in the 10 games. He used to play for the Icelandic U20 national team seven years ago.

Arnar Jonsson
Arnar Jonsson
   #8. Guard Arnar Jonsson (183-83, currently plays in Denmark) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gudni Valentinusson and both played together in the last Danish Ligaen game. Jonsson managed to help Aarhus BC to win against the closely-ranked Randers (3-10) 83-77. He scored only 3 points and added 3 assists. Jonsson belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6. He has averaged so far 7.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.1apg and 1.2spg. Jonsson used to play for the Icelandic national team back in 2006.

Other top Icelandic players, who play abroad:

Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92) plays for Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB
Axel Karason (194-SF-83) plays for Vaerlose in Danish Ligaen
Aske Thorsteinsson (185-SG-86) plays for Aalborg in Danish Ligaen



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Standings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 29: Sanaye Petrochimi - Azad 69-83
Nov. 29: Al Badr - Mahram 69-80
Nov. 29: Zanjan - Petrochimi 69-72
Nov. 29: Gorgan - Naft Sepahan 69-58
Nov. 29: Esteghlal - Foolad Mahan 65-74

Regular Season: Round 6

Dec. 3: Foolad Mahan - Gorgan
Dec. 3: Naft Sepahan - Petrochimi
Dec. 3: Mahram - Zanjan
Dec. 3: Esteghlal - Sanaye Petrochimi
Dec. 3: Azad - Al Badr



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Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UL Eagles 9-1 
 2. UCC Demons 8-1 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 5-4 
 4. Moycullen 3-5 
 5. DCU Saints 3-6 
 6. UCD Marian 3-6 
 7. Killester 3-7 
 8. Ballon Inter 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 10

Dec. 1: Killester - UCC Demons
Dec. 1: B.Gais Neptune - UCD Marian
Dec. 1: DCU Saints - Ballon Inter
Dec. 1: UL Eagles - Moycullen


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Patrick SULLIVAN
  Moycullen
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Sullivan, Moycullen24.6 
 2. Taylor, UL Eagles23.3 
 3. Galvin, UCD Marian22.1 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.22.0 
 5. Glover, DCU Saints17.8 
 6. Statkus, Ballon I.15.7 
 7. Killeen, UL Eagles15.3 
 8. Coughlan, UCC D.14.9 
 9. Summers, Killester13.3 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.12.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian17.1 
 2. Sullivan, Moycullen13.0 
 3. Townes, B.Gais N.12.4 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles10.6 
 5. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.8 
 6. Statkus, Ballon I.8.7 
 7. Tummon, Moycullen7.3 
 8. Quill, DCU Saints7.1 
 9. Westbrooks, Killes.6.9 
 10. Foley, UCD Marian6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.7.9 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.5.4 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles4.7 
 4. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.4 
 5. O''Sullivan, UCC D.3.8 
 6. Lyons, Moycullen3.3 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.0 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.2.9 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.2.9 
 10. Walsh, B.Gais N.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles2.8 
 2. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.4 
 3. Anderson, DCU S.2.4 
 4. Summers, Killester2.1 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.2.0 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.1.9 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints1.9 
 8. Donnelly, DCU S.1.8 
 9. Sullivan, Moycullen1.8 
 10. Drumm, UCD Marian1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.6 
 2. Stapleton, B.Gais2.1 
 3. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.8 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles1.7 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.1.7 
 6. Townes, B.Gais N.1.2 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 8. Sullivan, Moycullen0.8 
 9. Statkus, Ballon I.0.7 
 10. Kelly, UCD Marian0.6 


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

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

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence, currently plays in Greece). He was the major contributor in PAOK's victory against the 11th-ranked Aris (2-5) 72-63 in a derby game in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. McGrath recorded 17 points and added 5 assists in 36 minutes on the court. PAOK Thessaloniki (5-2) is placed fourth in the A1. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. McGrath has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 62.2%(23-37), 3FGP: 38.9% in the seven games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. McGrath played for the Irish senior national team four years ago. Strangely he has never played in Ireland.

Colin O'Reilly
Colin O'Reilly
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Colin O'Reilly (200-84, college: Post, currently plays in United Kingdom). He led Plymouth Raiders to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Sheffield One Health Sharks (2-8) crushing them 99-71 in the British BBL in Friday night's game. O'Reilly scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders (7-3) is placed fourth in the BBL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's O'Reilly's first season with the team. O'Reilly is ranked eighth on the list of the top scorers in the league. He has individually a very good season with high stats. O'Reilly averages: 17.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 62.2%(51-82), 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 87.0%. He played for the Irish national team in 2009.

Bryan Mullins
Bryan Mullins
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois, currently plays in France). He contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (3-7) crushing them 86-63 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Mullins scored 10 points and added 4 assists. Chalons-Reims (7-4) is placed fifth in the ProB. Mullins' overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.4apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 56.1%(23-41), 3FGP: 32.0% and FT: 64.7%. He is a naturalized American. Mullins played for the Irish national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

Sean McCarthy
Sean McCarthy
   #4. Center Sean McCarthy (208-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to NJIT's victory against the South Carolina State University 72-63 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. McCarthy recorded 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The New Jersey Institute of Technology has conference record this season. This year McCarthy has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.9apg. He used to play for the Irish U16 national team back in 2009.

Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
   #5. Former international forward Mark Reynolds (197-84, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL could not help Durham Wildcats (3-8) to beat Leicester Riders (11-1). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Reynolds scored only 1 points. Durham Wildcats was crushed 91-68 on the road by the leading Leicester Riders. It was Durham Wildcats' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This season Reynolds averages just 1.1ppg. He used to play for the Irish national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Will Hanley (200-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) could not help Oviedo CB (3-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hanley's very good performance Oviedo CB was defeated 86-81 at home by the leading CB Guadalajara. He recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 10 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Hanley is currently second on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Hanley averages: 17.7ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.8spg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Hanley has never played in Ireland.

   #2. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help Blusens Monbus (5-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance Blusens Monbus was edged 78-76 on the road by the second-ranked G.Canaria 2014. Kendall scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Kendall is ranked third on the list of the top scorers in the league with 15.3ppg. This year his other stats are: 6.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1bpg and 1.2spg in the nine games he played so far. Kendall has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish.

   #3. Orel Lev (195-SG-93, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Kfar Saba to a victory against the closely-ranked Beer Yaakov (2-5) 99-88 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday. Lev had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 12 rebounds in 35 minutes. Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair (3-4) is placed eighth in the National League. This year Lev's overall stats are: 7.0ppg and 3.6rpg in the five games.

   #4. Mihajlo Pesic (206-F/C-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, currently plays in Cyprus) was not able to secure a victory for AEL (1-4) in their game against Keravnos (5-0) in the Cypriot Division A, despite his good performance in Saturday night's game. Pesic scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was his first game for AEL this season. But AEL lost 62-66 on their home court in Limassol to the leading Keravnos. It was AEL's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Pesic is another player who holds two passports: Irish and Serbian.

   #5. Ben Altit (208-PF-93, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Bryant, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Bnei Hasharon (2-4) in their game against Maccabi Rishon (4-2) in the Israeli Winner League. He cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. Altit recorded only 2 points. Bnei Hasharon was defeated 91-76 on their home court in Hod Hasharon by the higher-ranked Maccabi Rishon (#5). It was Bnei Hasharon's third consecutive loss in a row. This season Altit averages just 0.7ppg.

   #6. Experienced Tony McCrory (199-G/F-77, college: Simon Fraser, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Starwings in their game against Boncourt in the Swiss LNA, despite his good performance on Saturday night. He scored 12 points in a mere 19 minutes. But his team lost 75-86. This year McCrory has relatively solid stats: 13.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.9apg in the eight games. He has both Canadian and Irish nationalities.

   #7. Yaniv Strauss (190-F-92, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Hapoel Kazrin in their game against Ironi Nes-Ziona in the Israeli National League (second division). Strauss recorded 6 points in 17 minutes. His team was crushed by 36 points 94-58. This year Strauss averages only 2.3ppg in the seven games.



Irish Superleague round 9 best performance: Patrick Sullivan - by Eurobasket News

American forward Patrick Sullivan (201-F) had a great game in the last round for Moycullen, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The -year old player had a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Killester (#7, 3-7) with 21-point margin 79-58. Moycullen is placed at 4th position in Irish Superleague. Moycullen is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-5 record. In the team's last game Sullivan had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Moycullen's top player in his first season with the team. Former Hamilton College star has very solid stats this year. Sullivan is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.6ppg. Sullivan is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 13.0rpg) and averages impressive 56.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American John Galvin (203-F-88) of UCD Marian. Galvin had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as UCD Marian lost that game 64-74 to slightly lower-ranked Killester (#7, 3-7). This loss caused UCD Marian to drop to 6th position in . His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Galvin is a newcomer at UCD Marian, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.9ppg (#4). He also registered 17.4 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Moycullen's star - Spanish guard Salvador Camps (178-PG-79). Camps showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, five rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of Moycullen, helping his team with a 79-58 easy win against the lower-ranked Killester (#7, 3-7). The chances of Moycullen not to end season at such low position in , however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Camps could try to bring Moycullen's a little bit higher in the standings. Camps has individually a great season in Ireland. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.4apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gerard Noonan (180-G-82) of B.Gais Neptune - 7 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Jason Killeen (211-C-85) of UL Eagles - 17 points and 14 rebounds
6. Lawrence Summers (175-PG-83) of Killester - 25 points and 4 rebounds
7. Patrick Glover (193-F-77) of DCU Saints - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Robert Taylor (188-G-83) of UL Eagles - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Scott Kinevane (175-G-87) of UL Eagles - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Ian McLoughlin (185-F-85) of B.Gais Neptune - 21 points, 2 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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EuroLeague: Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv rout Elan Chalon in front of 11000 fans - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv - Elan Chalon 78:73

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv improved to 6-2 record in Group B after a home victory over Elan Chalon. The Israeli Champion grabbed 78:73 victory in front of more than 11000 local fans.
Elan Chalon surprised the crowd with 26-24 in the first period and added 17-14 in the second frame. The French representative also scored 17 points in the third quarter but it was not enough for the victory in the frame. Maccabi needed a 20-17 rally in the third period and finished the game with 20-13 in the last stanza. David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) scored the last point for the winning team.
Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) stepped up with 19 points for the winners and David Logan tossed in 17. Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) delivered 10, while Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) and Lior Eliyahu (206-SF-85) added 8 apiece. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) posted 17 points for the visiting side, while Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) had 12. Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) and Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) scored 10 points each in the losing effort.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv: Devin Smith 19, David Logan 17, Shawn James 10, Ricky Hickman 8, Lior Eliyahu 8
Elan Chalon: Brion Rush 17, Blake Schilb 12, Steed Tchicamboud 10, Shelden Williams 10



Mardy Collins joins Maccabi Ashdod - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) agreed terms with 28-year old American guard Mardy Collins (198-100kg-84, college: Temple). He played last season at Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in the U.S.. In 35 games last year he had 11.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.6apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the West Conference title. The other team Collins played shortly was Jiangsu Dragons in Chinese CBA. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 5.3apg and 2.8spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Bornova Belediye in Turkish TBL. In 7 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.
In 2006 Collins was drafted by New York Knicks (NBA) in first round (29th overall). He attended Temple University and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Collins was voted USBWA All-NCAA District I Team and All-Atlantic 10 1st Team back in 2005 and 2006 at his college time. Collins represented USA at the World Championships U21 in Argentina seven years ago.
He has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Clippers) and D-League (Iowa Energy).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Maccabi Ashdod inks Mike Hall - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Ashdod (Winner League) signed 28-year old American forward Mike Hall (203-100kg-84, college: G.Washington, agency: SportsTalent). He played last season at Mad-Croc in Spanish ACB league. In 8 EuroChallenge games last year he had 10.0ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.3apg. Hall also played 17 games in ACB where he recorded 6.7ppg and 5.0rpg.
In 2006 he was drafted by Yakama Sun Kings (CBA) in first round (10th overall).
Hall attended George Washington University and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
He played in the final of Italian SerieA for two years in a row (2009 and 2010).
Hall was also voted All-D-League Honorable Mention back in 2008.
He is quite experienced player. Hall has played also professionally in Turkey (Erdemir), NBA (Washington Wizards), Italy (VL Pesaro and BancaTercas) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Tulsa 66ers).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Palacio leaves Bnei Hasharon - by Eurobasket News

34-year old Belizean ex-international guard Milton Palacio (193-78, college: Colorado State) left Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon (Winner League). In 6 games he played this season he averaged 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.0apg.
Palacios team made it to the Spanish ACB Semifinals in 2011.
He received also Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention award in 2011. Palacio represented Belize at the COCABA Championships in Cancun (Mexico) three years ago. His team won Silver.
Palacio is a very experienced player. He has played also in Puerto Rico (Quebradillas), Russia (Khimky), Serbia (Partizan), NBA (Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors), Spain (Caja Laboral and Blusens Monbus) and Greece (Kavala).
Palacio attended Colorado State until 1999 and it is his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Jumaine Jones left Bnei Hasharon - by Eurobasket News

33-year old American forward Jumaine Jones (203-104kg-79, college: Georgia) left Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon (Winner League). In 6 games he played this season he had 14.0ppg, 10.2rpg (#3 in the league), 4.3apg (top 5) and 1.7spg.
In 1999 Jones was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in first round (27 th overall). The former University of Georgia standout is in his 14th (!!!) season in pro basketball. Jones team made it to the Italian SerieA Semifinals in 2010 and 2012.
He was selected to Italian SerieA All-Star Game in 2001 and 2012 at his college time.
Jones is quite experienced player. He has played also in Puerto Rico (Mets), Russia (Ural Great), NBA (LA Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Bobcats) and Italy (VL Pesaro, Juvecaserta and Napoli).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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

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

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Italy. He could not help Cantu (2-5) in their last game. Despite Tyus' very good performance the sixth-placed Cantu was edged 71-69 at home by the higher-ranked (#4) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Tyus also added 3 blocks in 29 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Tyus averages: 8.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 61.9%(26-42) in the seven games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Tyus is currently a member of the Israeli senior national team. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Omri Casspi (204-88, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Casspi was not able to help the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers were edged 110-108 on the road by the Miami Heat. Casspi recorded 15 points. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Casspi's overall stats this year are: 5.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 38.9% and FT: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Israeli senior national team.

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Eurocup). Naimy managed to help Triumph Lyubertsy in a victory against the closely-ranked VEF Riga (1-3) 82-77 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He recorded 5 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Triumph Lyubertsy (4-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Naimy's first season with the team. This year Naimy's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 30.8%, 3FGP: 37.5% in the four games. He is also a member of the Israeli senior national team.

Robert Rothbart
Robert Rothbart
   #4. Center Robert Rothbart (217-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in Poland) led Start Gdynia to a surprising victory over the league leader Energa Czarni (7-3) 82-68 in the Polish TBL in Sunday night's game. Rothbart was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. KS Start Gdynia (3-6) is placed tenth in the TBL. Rothbart is currently sixth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). He has very reliable stats this season: 13.6ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3bpg and 1.4spg. Rothbart has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israeli. He is also Israeli national team player.

Yotam Halperin
Yotam Halperin
   #5. International shooting guard Yotam Halperin (193-84, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Bayern Muenchen (5-5) in their game against New Yorker Phantoms (3-7) in the German BBL. He recorded 8 points and added 4 passes. Bayern Muenchen was defeated 78-73 in Braunschweig by the much lower-ranked New Yorker Phantoms (#16). But the season just started, so everything may happen. Halperin's total stats this year are: 7.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. He plays currently for the Israeli national team.

Oded Brandwein
Oded Brandwein
   #6. Guard Oded Brandwein (186-88, agency: N.E.T., currently plays in Poland) faced previously mentioned Robert Rothbart in the Polish TBL last game. Brandwein couldn't help Energa Czarni (7-3) in their game against Start Gdynia (3-6). He scored only 4 points and added 3 assists in 21 minutes. The league leader Energa Czarni lost 68-82 on their home court in Slupsk to the much lower-ranked (#10) Start Gdynia. They ended the series of seven consecutive victories. This year Brandwein's total stats are: 4.9ppg and 1.6apg in the seven games. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Israeli team four years ago.

Jeremiah Kreisberg
Jeremiah Kreisberg
   #7. U20 international center Jeremiah Kreisberg (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Yale in their game against the University of Vermont (0-0) in the NCAA. He recorded 7 points. The Yale was defeated 65-52 in Burlington, VT by the University of Vermont. Kreisberg has relatively good stats this season: 12.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Kreisberg used to play for the Israeli U20 national team last year. Strangely he has never played in Israel.

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

   #1. Jason Thomas (191-G-82, college: American, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan could not help one of league's weakest teams Boras Basket (9-4) in their last game. Despite Thomas' good performance Boras Basket lost 78-93 on the road to the second-ranked Uppsala Basket. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 30 minutes. Thomas has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 7.2rpg and 2.1apg in the 13 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan in Israeli league.

   #2. Haran Shifman (183-G-84, currently plays in Poland) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Polonia (5-5) in their game against AZS Radex (5-5) in the Polish 1Liga (second division). He recorded 9 points and added 8 passes. But Polonia was badly defeated 93-75 at home by the higher-ranked AZS Radex (#8). But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Shifman is currently sixth on the league's list of best passers. He has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 5.0apg. Shifman has a dual citizenship: Israeli and Polish. Worth to mention Shifman played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #3. Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Finke Baskets (5-6) in their game against Duesseldorf Baskets (9-2) in the German ProA (second division). Aud scored only 4 points and added 6 assists in 29 minutes. Finke Baskets lost 78-87 on their home court in Paderborn to the leading Duesseldorf Baskets. Aud is ranked first on the list of the best passers in the league with 7.1apg. This year his other stats are: 12.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2spg in the 11 games. Aud is another player who holds two passports: Israeli and German. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.



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Montegranaro renew Freimanis for the season - by Giovanni Bargna

Sutor Montegranaro announced today that the agreement with Rolands Freimanis (210-PF-88) has been extended for the rest of the season.
The big man from Latvia had a contract that expired yesterday, then he and the team found an agreement for the contract extension.
The player stays with the team and will be on the court next Sunday to face Angelico Biellla with his teammates.
Ronalds Freimanis joined Sutor Montegranaro at the beginning of this season after a three year experience in Spain. He played with Girona FC last season.



Montegranaro renew Freimanis for the season - by Giovanni Bargna

Montegranaro announced today that the agreement with Rolands Freimanis has been extended for the rest of the season.
The big man from Latvia had a contract that expired yesterday, then he and the team found an agreement for the contract extension.
The player stays with the team and will be on the court next Sunday to face Angelico Biellla with his teammates.
Ronalds Freimanis joined Montegranaro at the beginning of this season after a three year experience in Spain. He played with Girona FC last season.



Andrea Bargnani's 34 points make him top Italian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Andrea Bargnani (209-85, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Toronto Raptors (3-13) in their last game. Despite Bargnani's very good performance the Toronto Raptors were edged 91-90 on the road by the Detroit Pistons. He was the top scorer with 34 points. Bargnani also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 38 minutes on the court. It was Raptors' sixth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Bargnani's seventh year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Bargnani averages: 17.9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 41.3%, 3FGP: 36.2% and FT: 83.3% in the 15 games he played so far. He played for the Italian senior national team one years ago.

Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Danilo Gallinari (205-88, agency: Players Group, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a Denver Nuggets' victory against the Golden State Warriors (8-6) 102-91 in the NBA on Friday night. Gallinari scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 35 minutes. The Denver Nuggets have 8-7 record this season. 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. Gallinari has very impressive stats this year: 15.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 23.4% and FT: 77.4% in the 14 games. He is in the roster of the Italian senior national team.

Marco Belinelli
Marco Belinelli
   #3. The Italian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Marco Belinelli (196-86, currently plays in NBA). Belinelli led Chicago Bulls to an easy victory against the Dallas Mavericks (7-9) crushing them 101-78 in the NBA on Wednesday night. He scored 11 points (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). The Chicago Bulls have 7-7 record this season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Belinelli averages only 5.2ppg, 2FGP: 34.6%, 3FGP: 40.7% and FT: 89.5%. He played for the Italian national team one years ago.

Christian DiGiuliomaria
Christian DiGiuliomaria
   #4. An experienced power forward Christian DiGiuliomaria (209-79, currently plays in Switzerland), who plays in the Swiss LNA was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Lugano Tigers (4-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Lugano Tigers lost in an overtime 71-78 at home to the higher-ranked (#4) Fribourg. DiGiuliomaria was the top scorer with 20 points in 32 minutes. It was his first game for Lugano Tigers this season. It's DiGiuliomaria's first year with the team. He used to play for the Italian national team back in 2008.

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

   #1. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Regal FC Barcelona (5-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Huertas' very good performance Regal FC Barcelona was edged 81-78 on the road by the much higher-ranked Valencia Basket (#3). He was the top scorer with 21 points. Huertas also added 6 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). But the season just started, so everything may happen. Huertas belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.2apg and 1.1spg. Huertas has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian.

   #2. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Uruguay) led Aguada to a victory over the fifth-ranked Hebraica (14-8) crushing them 110-86 in the Uruguayan LUB in Monday night's game. Garcia Morales was MVP of the game. He recorded 51 points (!!!) and added 4 passes. Atletico Aguadais placed first in Capital group. It's Garcia Morales' first season with the team. Garcia Morales has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 27.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6spg. Garcia Morales is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #3. Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Uruguay), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB was not able to help Hebraica (14-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Hebraica lost 83-93 in a derby game to the much lower-ranked (#14) Cordon in the Capital group. Aguiar was the top scorer with 27 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 37 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Aguiar has very impressive stats this year: 18.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.9apg in the 20 games he played so far. He has both Italian and Uruguayan nationalities.

   #4. Samuel Cricelli (200-F-85, college: Caldwell, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-11) crushing them 74-54 in the British BBL in Friday night's game. Cricelli had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 32 minutes. Surrey Heat (8-2) is placed third in the BBL. It's Cricelli's first season with the team. Cricelli has relatively good stats this year: 12.6ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg in the nine games. He also holds two passports: Italian and British.

   #5. Experienced Alejandro Muro (187-G-74, also represented by Players Group, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Leandro Garcia Morales. But that was another game of his team in Uruguayan LUB which we would like to mention. Muro, who plays in the Uruguayan LUB was not able to secure a victory for Aguada in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Aguada was defeated 96-83 in Montevideo by the much lower-ranked Bohemios (#8) in the Capital group. Muro was the top scorer with 26 points. He also added 3 assists (went 5 for 5 at the free throw line). Muro has relatively good stats this season: 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.7apg. He holds both Italian and Uruguayan passports.

   #6. Daniel Werner (203-F-87, college: Florida, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to Ferro-ZNTU's victory against the tenth-ranked Mykolaiv 100-87 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. Werner recorded 12 points and added 5 passes in 23 minutes. Werner has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.9apg in the 15 games. He is a naturalized American. Werner used to play for Canadian Solar Bologna in Italian league.

   #7. Federico Bavosi (185-G-81, currently plays in Uruguay) was the major contributor in an Union Atletica's victory against the 11th-ranked Sayago crushing them 86-63 in the Uruguayan LUB in Saturday night's game. He scored 18 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists. Bavosi belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #3. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 6.7apg. Bavosi has dual citizenship: Italian and Uruguayan. Despite his Italian passport, Bavosi previously played for the Uruguayan U21 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Italian team.

   #8. Joe Trapani (203-F-88, college: Boston Coll., currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL couldn't help BBC Bayreuth (6-4) in their last game. Despite his good performance BBC Bayreuth lost 78-88 in Quakenbrueck to the higher-ranked (#3) Artland Dragons. Trapani recorded 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg and 4.8rpg in the 10 games. Trapani is a naturalized American. He used to play for Novipiu Casale Monferrato in Italian league.

   #9. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Liga SudAmericana) couldn't help Brasilia in their game against Flamengo in the NBB. Despite his good performance on Tuesday night Giovannoni scored 12 points and added 3 passes. He has relatively good stats this season: 11.6ppg and 4.8rpg. Giovannoni has Italian and Brazilian nationalities.

   #10. Luis Felipe Gruber (205-F-85, currently plays in Brazil) contributed to Uberlandia's victory against the 15th-ranked Basquete Cearense 84-71 in the Brazilian NBB in Saturday night's game. He recorded 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and made 2 blocks in 30 minutes. It was his first game for Uberlandia this season. Gruber has dual citizenship: Italian and Brazilian.



EuroLeague: Caja Laboral complete comeback, eke out win over Emporio Armani - by Eurobasket News

Caja Laboral - Emporio Armani 64:62

Caja Laboral celebrated the second win in EuroLeague season. The Vitoria outfit held off visiting Emporio Armani to gain 2-6 record in Group C. The Italian team slipped at 3-5 record after the defeat. Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) scored 17 points to pace the hosts.
Emporio Armani started strong. The visitors pulled ahead early in the game and posted a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Emporio Armani went on a 14:0 run midway through the second quarter to build a 35:19 advantage. The visitors enjoyed a 42:28 halftime lead. Caja Laboral turned things around in the third term. They adjusted defensively and held their opponents to 11 points to narrow the margin at 8-point mark. Caja Laboral used a 6:0 spurt midway through the fourth frame to knot things up at 59. Omar-Sharif Cook (188-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.John's) put Emporio Armani back in charge with a three-pointer but Fernando San Emeterio responded with his own triple to keep teams drawn. Thomas Huertel followed with a layup as Caja Laboral surged in front with 5 seconds remaining. Basile had a chance to save the game for Emporio Armani but missed a three-pointer. Maciej Lampe (211-F/C-85) provided 14 points and 12 boards, while Thomas Heurtel (188-G-89) added 11 points in the win. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) answered with 16 points for Emporio Armani. Omar-Sharif Cook netted 14 points in defeat.

Caja Laboral: Fernando San Emeterio 17, Maciej Lampe 14+12 boards, Thomas Heurtel 11
Emporio Armani: Keith Langford 16, Omar-Sharif Cook 14



Ferrara tabs Valerio Circosta - by Eurobasket News

Mobyt Ferrara (Nazionale A) inked 25-year old guard Valerio Circosta (188-87, agency: Two Points). He played recently at Bologna (Nazionale A). In 10 games this season he averaged impressive 16.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg.
His team was regular season runner-up in Italian A dilettanti Group B in 2011.
Circosta was a member of Italian U20 National Team back in 2006.
He has played previously for eight other Italian teams: Lottomatica Roma, Anagni, Olbia, FCM Ferentino, Ostuni, Aprilia, Livorno and Santarcangelo.

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Khimky outgun Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - Cantu 77:53

Khimky made a big step towards EuroLeague Last 16 stage. They knocked down visiting Mapooro Cantu to improve at 5-3 record in Group A. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) and Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) accounted for 14 points each to pace the hosts. Cantu fell at 2-6 record after the loss.
Cantu started strong with Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) orchestrating the show. The Georgian player fired 12 points in the opening quarter as Cantu gained a 24:23 lead. Khimky tipped off the second term with 7 points in a row to surge ahead. They later took control with a 10:1 run and posted a 44:31 halftime lead. Sergey Monya (202-PF-83) and Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) made it 52:33 for the hosts early in the third term. Khimky did not slow down and recorded a 62:43 advantage into the final stanza. Khimky never looked back afterwards coasting to the win. Vitaliy Fridzon and Sergey Monya finished with 11 points each for the hosts. Manuchar Markoishvili answered with 16 points for Cantu. Maarten Leunen (206-F-85, college: Oregon) had 11 points in the loss.

Khimky: Zoran Planinic 14, Paul Davis 14, Vitaliy Fridzon 11, Sergey Monya 11
Cantu: Manuchar Markoishvili 16, Maarten Leunen 11



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

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

Souleyman Diabate
Souleyman Diabate
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in EuroChallenge). Diabate led his French team Sluc Nancy to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Apollon (1-3) 87-69 in the EuroChallenge last Tuesday. He recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (2-2) is placed third in group G. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Diabate's first season with the team. This year Diabate averages: 8.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 45.0% and FT: 84.6%. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Diabate is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Errick Craven
Errick Craven
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC, currently plays in France). He was the major contributor in a Saint Vallier's victory against the closely-ranked JL Bourg (5-6) 103-85 in the French ProB (second division) on Saturday night. Craven scored 21 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 33 minutes. Saint Vallier Basket Drome (6-5) is placed eighth in the ProB. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Craven is currently first on the league's list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (second place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Craven averages: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 7.9apg, 2.7spg, 2FGP: 54.5%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 74.1% in the 11 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Craven played for the Ivorian national team in 2011.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProA. He could not help Chorale de Roanne (3-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Amagou's very good performance Chorale de Roanne was defeated 71-67 on the road by the higher-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#13). He was the top scorer with 18 points. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Amagou has relatively good stats this year: 13.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 42.0%, 3FGP: 43.6%. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities. Despite Amagou played previously for the French U20 national team, he is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Herve Toure
Herve Toure
   #4. Forward Herve Toure (202-82, currently plays in EuroChallenge) is a teammate of previously mentioned Souleyman Diabate and both played together in the last EuroChallenge game. Toure contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Apollon (1-3) 87-69. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 18 minutes. This year Toure's overall stats are: 6.8ppg and 4.8rpg in the four games. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Toure used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Jonathan Kale
Jonathan Kale
   #5. International forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Leyma Basquet (5-3) in their game against Lobe Huesca (2-6) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Leyma Basquet was badly defeated 81-65 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked Lobe_Huesca (#12). It was Leyma Basquet's third consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Kale is currently third on the league's list of best blockers. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1bpg. Kale holds both American and Ivorian passports. He used to play for the Ivorian national team last year.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #6. Swingman Charles Abouo (195-89, college: BYU, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Jonathan Kale in the Spanish LEB Gold last game. Abouo led Lobe Huesca to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Leyma Basquet (5-3) 81-65. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 30 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Abouo's first season in pro basketball. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Abouo belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #2 with 2.3spg. He also averaged so far 9.6ppg and 5.0rpg in the eight games. Abouo is a former international player as he played for the Ivorian senior team two years ago.

Adjehi Baru
Adjehi Baru
   #7. International power forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Charleston to a victory against the Charleston Southern University 72-67 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The College of Charleston has conference record this season. Baru's total stats this year are: 9.6ppg and 5.0rpg. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Frejus Zerbo
Frejus Zerbo
   #8. Center Frejus Zerbo (205-89, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Pape-Philippe Amagou in the French ProA last game. Zerbo managed to help Limoges CSP Elite in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Chorale de Roanne (3-5) 71-67. He scored 5 points in 8 minutes. This year Zerbo's total stats are: 3.8ppg and 3.3rpg in the eight games. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2010.

Ismael N'Diaye
Ismael N'Diaye
   #9. International forward Ismael N'Diaye (197-82, college: FIU, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to Boncourt's victory against the league outsider Starwings (1-7) 86-75 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. N'Diaye scored 8 points, grabbed 6 boards, handed out 4 passes and blocked 2 shots. BC Boncourt Red Team (4-4) is placed sixth in the LNA. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. N'Diaye has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #10. Forward Guy Landry Edi (198-86, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the The University of Oklahoma (1-0) crushing them 72-47 in the NCAA on Friday night. Edi scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. The Gonzaga University has conference record this season. Edi has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.5spg in the eight games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

   #11. An experienced international swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for Blois in their game against JA Vichy in the French NM1 (third division). Aka cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and blocked 2 shots. His team was edged in an overtime 75-73. Aka has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 2.3rpg. He plays currently for the Ivorian national team.

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

   #1. Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Artland Dragons (1-3) crushing them 88-51 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 20 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (2-2) is placed second in the Eurocup. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Koffi averages: 6.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.8apg in the four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Patrick Konan (198-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the New Hampshire in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Konan's good performance the New Hampshire was edged 69-67 on the road by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Konan has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 3.3rpg.

   #3. Kafil Eyitayo (201-F, currently plays in Canada), who plays in the Canadian university league CIS was not able to help the Concordia University (4-0) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Concordia University was edged 69-68 in a derby game by the Redmen. Eyitayo had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 28 minutes. Eyitayo is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Concordia University's roster. This season Eyitayo has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 10.5rpg and 1.5bpg in the four games.

   #4. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Omegna (5-6) in their game against Naturhouse Ferrara (4-7) in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Despite his good performance on Wednesday night He scored 10 points. Toure has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.9apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and Italian. Despite Toure's Ivorian nationality, he currently plays for the Italian U20 national team and is not eligible to play for the Ivorian team.

   #5. Armand Anebo (195-SF-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help Leeds Carnegie (3-1) in their game against Tees Valley Mohawks (4-1) in the British EBL D1 (second division), despite his good performance in Saturday night's game. Anebo had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 40 minutes. But Leeds Carnegie lost 74-89 in Stockton to the lower-ranked (#3) Tees Valley Mohawks. Anebo belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #7 with 9.0rpg. He also averaged so far 10.7ppg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg in the three games.

   #6. Rolic Medenouvo (194-F-90, currently plays in France) couldn't help Vendee Challans in their game against Souffelweyersheim in the French NM1 (third division). Medenouvo recorded 6 points in 19 minutes. His team was edged 84-82. Medenouvo has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 1.6rpg in the eight games. He has both Ivorian and French nationalities.



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Roy Hibbert's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Jamaicans playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Roy Hibbert (218-86, college: Georgetown, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to an overtime Indiana Pacers' victory against the New Orleans Hornets (4-10) 115-107 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Hibbert had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 11 blocks in 36 minutes on the court. The Indiana Pacers have 7-8 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Hibbert's fifth year with the team. Hibbert is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league with 3.1bpg. He also averaged so far 9.5ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 38.8% and FT: 52.9% in the 15 games he played so far. Hibbert is a naturalized American. He played for the Jamaican senior national team two years ago.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Akeem Scott (186-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican LNBP (second division). He could not help Pioneros (11-11) in their last game. Despite Scott's very good performance Pioneros lost 76-85 on the road to the lower-ranked (#5) Panteras. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Scott also added 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 23 minutes. It's Scott's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 57.1%(109-191), 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 76.2% in the 24 games. Scott is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Scott played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He is in the roster of the Jamaican senior national team.

Samardo Samuels
Samardo Samuels
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Samardo Samuels (206-89, college: Louisville, currently plays in NBA). He was not able to help the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-12) in their game against the Memphis Grizzlies (11-2) in the NBA. Samuels scored 8 points in only 13 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers lost 78-84 in Memphis to the Grizzlies. It was Cavaliers' fourth consecutive loss in a row. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Samuels averages: 4.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 2FGP: 41.2% and FT: 57.1% in the nine games. He is also a member of the Jamaican senior national team.

Patrick Ewing Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr.
   #4. Forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Germany was not able to secure a victory for Telekom Baskets (3-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Ewing Jr.'s very good performance the first-placed Telekom Baskets was defeated 82-78 at home by the lower-ranked Antwerp Giants (#3) in the group H of EuroChallenge. He was the second best scorer with 17 points (made all of his five free throws). There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ewing Jr.'s overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Ewing Jr. is also Jamaican national team player.

Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
Oritseweyinmi Efejuku
   #5. International guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence, currently plays in Mexico) led Fuerza Regia to a victory over the third-ranked Halcones Rojos (20-6) 84-75 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. Efejuku was MVP of the game. He recorded 17 points in 30 minutes. Fuerza Regia Monterrey (15-11) is placed seventh in the LNBP. Efejuku has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.9ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.4apg in the 18 games. Efejuku has a dual citizenship: Nigerian and Jamaican. He plays currently for the Jamaican national team.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young
   #6. Center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Levanga Hokkaido (1-15) crushing them 83-63 in the Japanese JBL in Saturday night's game. Young scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. Aishin Sea Horses (13-3) are placed second in the JBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Young is currently fourth on the list of best blockers with 1.0bpg. He also averaged so far 9.1ppg and 7.6rpg in the 16 games. Young is a former international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team six years ago.

Ronald Yates
Ronald Yates
   #7. Former international forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an overtime Fribourg's victory against the fifth-ranked Lugano Tigers (4-4) 78-71 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Benetton Fribourg Olympic (7-1) is placed first in the LNA. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This season Yates has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Yates used to play for the Jamaican national team two years ago.

Ryan Reid
Ryan Reid
   #8. Power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St., currently plays in France) couldn't help Chorale de Roanne (3-5) in their game against Limoges CSP Elite (0-8) in the French ProA. He scored 9 points in 19 minutes. But Chorale de Roanne lost 67-71 in Limoges to the higher-ranked (#13) CSP Elite. This year Reid's overall stats are: 5.4ppg and 3.8rpg in the eight games. He is a naturalized American. Reid used to play for the Jamaican national team last year.

Courtney Walters
Courtney Walters
   #9. International forward Courtney Walters (208-87, college: Northwood, FL, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help BBC Nyon (2-6) in their game against Geneve Lions (6-2) in the Swiss LNA. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. BBC Nyon was badly defeated 86-66 in Geneve by the second-ranked Lions. It was BBC Nyon's third consecutive loss in a row. Walters is ranked seventh on the list of the best rebounders in the league. His total stats this season are: 6.1ppg and 8.0rpg. Walters is also in the roster of the Jamaican national team.

Vashil Fernandez
Vashil Fernandez
   #10. Forward Vashil Fernandez (208-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Valparaiso University in a victory against the Chicago State University crushing them 67-46 in the NCAA on Friday night. He scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. The Valparaiso University has conference record this season. This year Fernandez's total stats are: 6.1ppg and 8.0rpg in the eight games. He is a naturalized American. Fernandez is an international player who is currently on the senior Jamaican National Team roster.

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

   #1. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Israel) was the major contributor in a Maccabi Rishon's victory against the ninth-ranked Bnei Hasharon (2-4) 91-76 in the Israeli Winner League last Monday. Uter recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (4-2) is placed fifth in the Winner League. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Uter is currently ninth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Uter averages: 15.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2.2bpg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #2. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina, currently plays in Czech Republic), who plays in the Czech Republic NBL could not help BK Pardubice (6-5) in their last game on Friday. Despite Muirhead's very good performance BK Pardubice was defeated 84-80 at home by the second-ranked NH Ostrava. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Muirhead also added 5 rebounds. Muirhead is currently third on the list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.2spg. Muirhead has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #3. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany) led TBB Trier to a victory against the 13th-ranked s Oliver Baskets (4-6) 69-62 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 21 minutes. TBB Trier (6-3) is placed sixth in the BBL. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Bucknor's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg in the nine games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and Canadian.

   #4. McHugh Mattis (198-F-84, college: S.Florida, currently plays in Mexico) contributed to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Guerreros (8-18) 107-91 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) last Thursday. Mattis recorded 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Abejas de Guanajuato (14-12) is placed eighth in the LNBP. Mattis is currently third on the list of best blockers. This season he has very high stats. Mattis averages: 15.1ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.4bpg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #5. Geoff McDermott (203-F-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Providence, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Palencia Baloncesto's victory against the league leader River Andorra (7-1) 87-81 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. McDermott had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Palencia Baloncesto (6-2) is placed third in the LEB Gold. This year McDermott has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in the eight games. He is a naturalized American.

   #6. Experienced Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St., currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A was not able to help Bejjeh (1-4) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Williams' very good performance Bejjeh was crushed 107-71 on the road by the leading Sagesse. He recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 12 rebounds. Williams belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #9) and also on the list of most steals (third place). This season he has very high stats. Williams averages: 22.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.0apg and 3.2spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #7. Bryan Bailey (185-PG-80, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for BBC Bayreuth in their game against Artland Dragons in the German BBL. Bailey recorded 9 points. His team was defeated 88-78. This season Bailey has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 3.3apg. He is a naturalized American.

   #8. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in France) helped Le Portel win their game against the 16th-ranked Denain Voltaire 90-74 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Gay belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2. This season he has very high stats. Gay averages: 16.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6bpg. He is a naturalized American.

   #9. Hugh Robinson (202-C-83, currently plays in Sweden) led Brahe Basket to a 2-point victory over the fourth-ranked Haga Haninge 86-84 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) last Saturday. Robinson was the best player in that game. He scored 17 points, had 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 32 minutes. Robinson is currently first on the league's list of best blockers with 2.8bpg. This year he also averages: 14.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2spg in the nine games.

   #10. Sebastian Douglas (193-G-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Cleveland St. win their game against the Ball State University 69-63 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Douglas scored 7 points. He has reliable stats this season: 14.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2spg. Douglas is a naturalized American.



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Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Al Kuwait 5-0 
 2. Kazma 5-1 
 3. Al Qadsia 4-0 
 4. Al Nasar 4-2 
 5. Al Sahel 3-2 
 6. Al Arabi 3-3 
 7. Al Yarmook 3-4 
 8. Al Salmiyah 2-4 
 9. Al Sulaibikhat 1-3 
 10. Al Jahraa 1-4 
 11. Al Shabab 0-4 
 12. Al Tadhamon 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 28: Al Qadsia - Al Yarmook 99-61
Nov. 28: Kazma - Al Jahraa 69-67
Nov. 28: Al Kuwait - Al Arabi
Nov. 28: Al Shabab - Al Sulaibikhat



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Standings - LBAL

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Nov. 29: ViA - VEF skola 95-84
Nov. 27: Jelgava/LLU - Gulbene 87-73
Nov. 28: RSU - Ogres 78-87
Nov. 29: Kvele - Ridzene 75-70
Nov. 29: Liepaja-2 - VeA 74-86
Nov. 28: Valmiera BSS - BK VEF-LSPA 55-86
Nov. 28: DSN - Saldus 54-59
Dec. 1: BK VEF-LSPA - Saldus



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Standings - NKL

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Nov. 29: Zalgiris-Sabonio - Statyba 87-81
Nov. 30: Triobet - Meresta
Nov. 30: Mazeikiai - Perlas-MRU
Nov. 30: Delikatesas - Silute
Nov. 30: Suduva-Mantinga - Gargzdai
Nov. 30: Radviliskis - Olimpas
Nov. 30: S.Marciulionio - Dzukija
Nov. 30: Nafta Universitetas - Zanavykas


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Edgaras STANIONIS
  Zanav.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Stanionis, Zanav.24.1 
 2. Maneikis, Olimpas19.4 
 3. Tarvydas, Statyba17.9 
 4. Kleiza, Birstono17.8 
 5. Virbalas, Perla.17.0 
 6. Gudaitis, Zalgir.16.4 
 7. Linkevicius, Triob.16.1 
 8. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.16.1 
 9. Pociukonis, S.Marc.16.1 
 10. Sakinis, Dzukija15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija10.8 
 2. Linkevicius, Triob.10.1 
 3. Virbalas, Perla.9.5 
 4. Udras, Perlas-MRU9.2 
 5. Gudaitis, Zalgir.8.3 
 6. Jurgo, Radviliskis8.0 
 7. Macernis, Mazeikiai7.6 
 8. Krestinin, S.Marc.7.4 
 9. Tarolis, Gargzdai7.3 
 10. Kazakauskas, Olim.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Meres.
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Mer.8.3 
 2. Harrison, Dzukija7.5 
 3. Zurna, Radviliskis5.6 
 4. Anuzis, Nafta U.5.1 
 5. Kuklierius, Suduva.5.1 
 6. Rakauskas, S.Marc.4.9 
 7. Varanauskas, Stat.4.4 
 8. Razutis, Olimpas4.3 
 9. Kelys, Perlas-MRU4.2 
 10. Sidlauskas, Mazei.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Osvaldas MACERNIS
  Mazeikiai
  (196-F-82)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Macernis, Mazeikiai2.8 
 2. Razutis, Olimpas2.7 
 3. Kelys, Perlas-MRU2.5 
 4. Stanionis, Zanav.2.4 
 5. Harrison, Dzukija2.3 
 6. Pelss, Zanavykas2.2 
 7. Virbalas, Perla.2.1 
 8. Matutis, Gargzdai2.1 
 9. Radavicius, Meres.2.1 
 10. Kasiuleviciu., Si.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  Dzukija
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Trybanski, Dzukija3.7 
 2. Krestinin, S.Marc.2.2 
 3. Gudaitis, Zalgir.2.0 
 4. Virbalas, Perla.1.7 
 5. Kaubrys, Silute1.5 
 6. Staniulis, S.Marc.1.4 
 7. Zvinklys, Nafta U.1.3 
 8. Macernis, Mazeikiai1.2 
 9. Tarolis, Gargzdai1.2 
 10. Petrileviciu., Bi.1.0 


EuroLeague: Drew Gordon scores late, propels Partizan past Lietuvos Rytas - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Lietuvos Rytas 75:74

Drew Gordon dunked late in regulation to clinch victory for Partizan against Lietuvos Rytas in Belgrade. The win carried the hosts at 2-6 record in Group D. Davis Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) nailed 14 points to pace the hosts.
Partizan led comfortably 18:11 after ten minutes. Lietuvos Rytas found the right rhythm in the second term. The visitors cut the deficit at 6-point mark at halftime 39:33. Partizan took over again in the third quarter. The margin grew at 12-point mark on Drew Gordon lay-up. However Janis Blums dragged the visitors with 8 points at the final break 51:59. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) scored 6 points in an 11:0 run from the Lithuanian team to open the fourth quarter. The teams went neck and neck then. Seibutis made it 74:73 for Lietuvos Rytas with under two minutes remaining. But Drew Gordon dunked for a narrow Partizan lead with 90 seconds remaining. Seibutis missed two attempts in the remaining seconds as Partizan snatched a tough win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) posted 13 points, while Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 12 points in the victory. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Leon Radosevic provided 15 points in defeat.

Partizan: Davis Bertans 14, Vladimir Lucic 13, Dejan Musli 12
Lietuvos Rytas: Nemanja Nedovic 16, Leon Radosevic 15



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

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

Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Jonas Valanciunas (211-92, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Toronto Raptors (3-13) in their last game. Despite Valanciunas' very good performance the Toronto Raptors lost 106-111 on the road to the San Antonio Spurs. He was the second best scorer with 22 points. Valanciunas also added 7 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 3 shots in 39 minutes on the court. It was Raptors' sixth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Valanciunas' first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 9.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 51.3% and FT: 76.9% in the 16 games he played so far. Valanciunas is currently a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Jonas Maciulis
Jonas Maciulis
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Jonas Maciulis (199-85, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to Panathinaikos' victory against the fifth-ranked Un.Olimpija (2-6) 80-72 in the Euroleague last Thursday. Maciulis scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Panathinaikos Athens (5-3) is placed third in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Maciulis' first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 55.3%(21-38), 3FGP: 29.4% and FT: 66.7%. Maciulis is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Martynas Pocius
Martynas Pocius
   #3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Martynas Pocius (196-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Khimky (5-3) crushing them 104-81 in the Euroleague on Friday night. Pocius recorded 8 points in 16 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group A. Real Madrid (5-2) is placed first. There are only three games left until the end of the Euroleague Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Pocius' overall stats are: 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 55.6%, 3FGP: 18.2% in the seven games. He is also a member of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Linas Kleiza
Linas Kleiza
   #4. Small forward Linas Kleiza (203-85, college: Missouri, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jonas Valanciunas. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Kleiza, who plays in the NBA was not able to help the Toronto Raptors (3-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Toronto Raptors were crushed 103-82 in Memphis by the Grizzlies. Kleiza scored 11 points in 25 minutes. Kleiza has reliable stats this year: 7.2ppg and 2.9rpg in the 10 games. He is also Lithuanian national team player.

Valdas Dabkus
Valdas Dabkus
   #5. Former U21 international power forward Valdas Dabkus (204-84, currently plays in Poland) was not able to secure a victory for Energa Czarni (7-3) in their game against Start Gdynia (3-6) in the Polish TBL. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Dabkus was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 9 rebounds. This season Dabkus averages: 9.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Lithuanian U21 national team nine years ago.

Dainius Salenga
Dainius Salenga
   #6. An experienced forward Dainius Salenga (197-77, currently plays in Ukraine) led Budivelnyk to a victory against the closely-ranked Halychyna (9-6) 82-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Salenga recorded 13 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes. Budivelnyk Kyiv (11-4) is placed third in the Superleague. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Salenga's total stats are: 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg in the 15 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Lithuanian senior team seven years ago.

Arvydas Eitutavicius
Arvydas Eitutavicius
   #7. Former international point guard Arvydas Eitutavicius (188-82, college: American, currently plays in Poland) led Anwil to a victory over the third-ranked Trefl Sopot (6-3) 82-69 in the Polish TBL last Sunday. Eitutavicius was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points. Anwil Wloclawek (5-4) is placed seventh in the TBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Eitutavicius has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team two years ago.

Simonas Serapinas
Simonas Serapinas
   #8. Forward Simonas Serapinas (197-82, currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help Azovmash (0-4) in their game against Banvit BK (3-1) in the Eurocup, despite his very good performance on Wednesday night. Serapinas was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. But Azovmash lost in an overtime 88-95 at home to the second-ranked Banvit BK. So far Azovmash lost all four games in the Regular Season. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Serapinas has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3apg in the three games. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team back in 2004.

Darius Songaila
Darius Songaila
   #9. International power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Ukraine) was the major contributor in an overtime BC Donetsk's victory against the 12th-ranked Dnipro (4-11) 80-68 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Songaila recorded 15 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. BC Donetsk (7-7) is placed seventh in the Superleague. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Songaila's stats this season are: 12.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg. He is also in the roster of the Lithuanian national team.

Simas Jasaitis
Simas Jasaitis
   #10. Small forward Simas Jasaitis (202-82, currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help Lokomotiv (3-1) in their game against Galatasaray (3-1) in the Eurocup. Jasaitis recorded 7 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes. The league leader Lokomotiv was crushed 76-52 in Istanbul by the second-ranked Galatasaray. It was Lokomotiv's first loss after three consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. Jasaitis' stats this year are: 12.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg in the four games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.

   #11. Former U20 international point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help BK Pardubice in their game against NH Ostrava in the Czech Republic NBL. Despite his very good performance on Friday night Zabas was the second best scorer with 21 points. He also added 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Zabas is currently fifth on the list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Zabas averages: 18.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team four years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international guard Mantas Cesnauskis (191-81, currently plays in Eurocup) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Base Oostende crushing them 85-61 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Cesnauskis recorded 10 points and added 3 passes in 28 minutes. He has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.0apg in the four games. Cesnauskis used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2000.

   #13. Former University international center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85, currently plays in Baltic League) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Valga crushing them 98-66 in the Baltic League last Friday. He recorded 11 points. Dimsa has averaged so far 8.8ppg and 5.1rpg. He used to play for the Lithuanian university national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Eurocup) couldn't help VEF Riga in their game against Triumph Lyubertsy in the Eurocup, despite his good performance on Wednesday night. Zavackas recorded 10 points in 26 minutes. But his team lost 77-82. He has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 2.8rpg in the four games. Zavackas used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2000.

   #15. Former U22 international power forward Arnas Kazlauskas (205-76, agency: Court Side, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the main contributor in a 3-point Worcester Wolves' victory against one of league's weakest teams Sheffield One Health Sharks 71-68 in the British BBL in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Kazlauskas scored 20 points and added 5 passes. He averaged so far 11.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg. Kazlauskas used to play for the Lithuanian U22 national team fourteen years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Michigan, currently plays in EuroChallenge) led his Belgian team Okapi Aalstar to a victory against the closely-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2-2) 97-84 in the EuroChallenge in Tuesday night's game. Young recorded 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Generali Okapi Aalstar (3-1) is placed second in group E. There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Young averages: 8.8ppg and 6.3rpg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Young has never played in Lithuania.

   #2. Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL could not help Telekom Baskets (4-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Telekom Baskets lost 79-88 on the road to the league outsider (#18) LTi 46ers. Veikalas recorded 12 points in 30 minutes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Veikalas has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg in the nine games he played so far.

   #3. Arturas Masiulis (210-C-80, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help Worcester Wolves (7-6) in their game against London Lions (6-7) in the British BBL. Despite his very good performance last Friday He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Masiulis also added 6 rebounds. Masiulis averaged so far 12.2ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.5apg.

   #4. Nik Stauskas (198-G-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Michigan's victory against the North Carolina State University 79-72 in the NCAA last Tuesday. He recorded 20 points in 33 minutes. The University of Michigan has conference record this season. Stauskas averaged so far 12.2ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.5apg in the 12 games. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Lithuanian. Despite Stauskas' Lithuanian passport, he currently plays for the Canadian U19 national team and is not eligible to play for the Lithuanian team.

   #5. Zygimantas Jonusas (200-F-82, currently plays in Italy) contributed to Juvecaserta's victory against the 14th-ranked VL Pesaro (2-7) 77-63 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Jonusas scored 7 points and had 4 steals in 23 minutes. JuveCaserta (4-5) is placed tenth in the SerieA. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Jonusas has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg in the eight games.

   #6. Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Naestved in their game against Bakken in the Danish Ligaen. Despite his good performance on Thursday night He scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Brasas has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 5.0rpg.

   #7. Gabas Maldunas (203-F-93, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Dartmouth in their game against the Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne in the NCAA, despite his good performance in Saturday night's game. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 25 minutes. But his team lost 66-70. Maldunas has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 5.0rpg in the 13 games.

   #8. Tomas Janusauskas (213-C-85, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a Reading Rockets' victory against the sixth-ranked Northumbria 68-54 in the British EBL D1 (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Janusauskas averaged so far 14.0ppg and 6.0rpg.

   #9. Gintaras Leonavicius (194-G-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 1-point Leche Rio Breogan's victory against the tenth-ranked Ourense 78-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Saturday. He scored 7 points and added 3 passes in 34 minutes. Leonavicius has averaged so far 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.5apg in the eight games.

   #10. Martynas Kuksta (203-C-89, currently plays in Sweden) couldn't help Hoganas in their game against IK Eos in the Swedish Basketettan (second division). Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He was the top scorer with 21 points. Kuksta also added 7 rebounds. Kuksta is currently third on the list of best blockers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Kuksta averages: 15.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.3bpg.



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Brooklyn N. 10-4 
 2. New York K. 10-4 
 3. Philadelph.76 9-6 
 4. Boston C. 8-7 
 5. Toronto R. 3-13 
Central Div.
 1. Milwaukee B. 7-6 
 2. Chicago B. 7-7 
 3. Indiana P. 7-8 
 4. Detroit P. 5-11 
 5. Cleveland C. 3-12 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 11-3 
 2. Atlanta H. 9-4 
 3. Charlotte B. 7-7 
 4. Orlando M. 5-9 
 5. Washington W. 1-12 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 12-4 
 2. Utah Jazz 9-7 
 3. Denver N. 8-8 
 4. Minnesota T. 6-8 
 5. Portland TB 6-9 
Pacific Div.
 1. Golden St.W. 9-6 
 2. LA Clippers 9-6 
 3. LA Lakers 7-8 
 4. Phoenix Suns 7-9 
 5. Sacramento K. 4-10 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 13-4 
 2. Memphis G. 11-2 
 3. Houston R. 7-8 
 4. Dallas M. 7-9 
 5. N.Orleans H. 4-10 

Regular Season: Round 30

Nov. 29: Golden St.W. - Denver N. 106-105
Nov. 29: Miami Heat - San Antonio S. 105-100

Regular Season: Round 31

Nov. 30: Toronto R. - Phoenix Suns
Nov. 30: Charlotte B. - Philadelph.76
Nov. 30: Orlando M. - Brooklyn N.
Nov. 30: Boston C. - Portland TB
Nov. 30: New York K. - Washington W.
Nov. 30: Atlanta H. - Cleveland C.
Nov. 30: Memphis G. - Detroit P.
Nov. 30: Oklah.City T. - Utah Jazz
Nov. 30: Minnesota T. - Milwaukee B.
Nov. 30: Sacramento K. - Indiana P.
Nov. 30: LA Lakers - Denver N.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kobe BRYANT
  LA Lakers
  (198-SG-78)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Bryant, LA Lakers27.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.26.6 
 3. Anthony, New Y.26.5 
 4. James, Miami Heat25.0 
 5. Harden, Houston R.24.5 
 6. Irving, Cleveland22.9 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..20.7 
 8. Aldridge, Portland.20.4 
 9. Bosh, Miami Heat20.1 
 10. Mayo, Dallas M.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anderson VAREJAO
  Clevelan.
  (205-C-82)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Varejao, Clevelan.14.9 
 2. Randolph, Memph.13.2 
 3. Asik, Houston R.12.3 
 4. Hickson, Portland.11.1 
 5. Faried, Denver N.11.1 
 6. Lee, Golden St.W.10.7 
 7. Jefferson, Utah J.10.6 
 8. Howard, LA Lakers10.5 
 9. Duncan, San A.9.8 
 10. Noah, Chicago B.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Rondo, Boston C.12.9 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.6 
 3. Holiday, Philadel.9.1 
 4. Williams, Brooklyn8.8 
 5. Vasquez, N.Orlean.8.8 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..8.6 
 7. Lawson, Denver N.7.6 
 8. Calderon, Toron.7.3 
 9. Parker, San A.7.2 
 10. Felton, New Y.7.1 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JENNINGS
  Milwauke.
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jennings, Milwauke.2.9 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.8 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.2 
 4. Lawson, Denver N.2.2 
 5. Kidd, New York K.2.1 
 6. Dragic, Phoenix2.1 
 7. Lin, Houston R.2.1 
 8. Matthews, Portland.2.1 
 9. Walker, Charlott.2.1 
 10. Allen, Memphis G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.1 
 2. Hibbert, Indiana P.3.1 
 3. Howard, LA Lakers2.8 
 4. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.5 
 5. Duncan, San A.2.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.2.3 
 7. Smith, Atlanta H.2.3 
 8. Gortat, Phoenix2.2 
 9. Lopez, N.Orleans H.2.0 
 10. Sanders, Milwauke.2.0 


Mickael Pietrus is a newcomer at The Raptors - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old French ex-international swingman Mickael Pietrus (198-98kg-82, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last season at Boston Celtics. In 62 NBA games last year he recorded 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He helped them to win the Atlantic Division title. Pietrus also played at the Celtics that season. In 62 NBA games he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the conference final.
The previous (10-11) season Pietrus played at the Magic. In 19 NBA games he averaged 6.7ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Golden State Warriors in first round (11th overall).
Pietrus was voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Forward of the Year back in 2003.
He was also a member of French international program for some years. Pietrus played for French Senior National Team between 2000 and 2011 and previouslyfor U18 National Team between 1999 and 2000. He also represented France at the World Championships in Japan six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 24.2%, 3FGP: 19.4%, FT: 50%.
Pietrus has played previously professionally in France (Pau-Lacq-Orthez) and other NBA team (Phoenix Suns).

By Eurobasket Data Center



The Mavericks cut Murphy - by Eurobasket News

Dallas Mavericks (NBA) cut 32-year old forward Troy Murphy (211-111kg-80, college: Notre Dame). In 14 NBA games he played this season he averaged 4.6ppg and 3.5rpg.
In 2001 Murphy was drafted by Golden State Warriors in first round (14th overall). He attended University of Notre Dame and it is his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball. Murphy won NBA Pacific Division championship title.
He was selected to NBA All-Star Game All-Sophmores Team back in 2003.
Murphy has played previously for four other NBA teams: Boston Celtics, LA Lakers, Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Thunder assign Jeremy Lamb to D-League - by Eurobasket News

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard Jeremy Lamb (6'5''-G/F-92, college: Connecticut) to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Lamb, who was originally acquired from the Houston Rockets along with Kevin Martin on Oct. 27, has appeared in eight games this season averaging 2.1 points in 4.3 minutes. He will be in uniform when the Tulsa 66ers take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Nov. 30 at the SpiritBank Event Center.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



The Cavaliers waived Harangody - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland Cavaliers waived 24-year old forward Luke Harangody (201-113kg-88, college: Notre Dame, agency: Priority Sports).
The last season Harangody played at the Cavaliers. In 21 NBA games he recorded just 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg (#2 in the league).
The previous (10-11) season Harangody played at the Celtics. In 27 NBA games he averaged only 2.3ppg and 2.0rpg.
Two years ago he was drafted by Boston Celtics in second round (52nd overall). The former University of Notre Dame staris in his third season in pro basketball.
His team made it to the Big East Tournament Semifinals in 2007 and 2010.
Harangody received also USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 2nd Team award and NABC Division I All-District 5 1st Team award in 2010 at his college time.
Harangody has played also professionally in D-League (Canton Charge).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Warriors and Heat win on Thursday - by Eurobasket News

Golden St.W. - Denver N. 106-105
The Golden State Warriors came from behind to knock off the Denver Nuggets, 106-105, in Oracle Arena on Thursday night on TNT. Down 106-103, Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala (6'6''-SF-84, college: Arizona) was fouled shooting a three by Warriors guard Jarrett Jack with 3.4 seconds on the clock and calmly knocked down the first two free throws before missing the third. The Nuggets got the ball back and had more than one opportunity to win the game including a possession with 0.5 seconds left and an Iguodala three-pointer that went in but ended up not counting. Both teams took turns closing halves out on runs. The Nuggets built a nine-point lead after the first half due to outscoring the Warriors by 14 points in the second quarter. But the Warriors returned the favor by going on a 16-7 run to start the fourth and outscoring the Nuggets by nine in the period behind the play of guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson). But Warriors forward David Lee (6'9''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida) was the real story as he could barely miss a shot en route to a monster performance. Lee finished with 31 points on 13-for-15 shooting, nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Warriors, who needed the win to pull even with the Los Angeles Clippers atop the Pacific Division. Stephen Curry finished with 20 points, 10 assists and four steals and Thompson added 21 points and nine rebounds on 10-for-19 from the field. Jack added 18 points off the bench. The Nuggets were their normally balanced selves as they put six players in double-figures including 20 and ninerebounds by Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-SF-88, agency: Players Group) and 22 points for Iguodala. Ty Lawson (5'11''-PG-87, college: N.Carolina) (17 points, nine assists), Kenneth Faried (10 points, six rebounds), Corey Brewer (11 points) and Javale McGee (11 points and seven rebounds) were also in double-figures. The Warriors improved to 9-6 while the Nuggets dropped back to .500 at 8-8. Courtesy of: sbnation.com

Miami Heat - San Antonio S. 105-100
MIAMI - The NBA plans to make San Antonio pay for resting four starters. The Miami Heat almost could not. Ray Allen (6'5''-G-75, college: Connecticut)'s 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left gave Miami the lead, LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) finished with 23 points and the Heat rallied late to beat the Spurs 105-100 on Thursday night - digging deep despite San Antonio's decision to have four top players resting at home in a move that bothered NBA Commissioner David Stern. The Spurs played without Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green, all sent back to San Antonio by coach Gregg Popovich, who said the move was in his team's best interest. Stern disagreed, calling the decision "unacceptable," apologizing to fans and saying that sanctions against the Spurs will be forthcoming. After the game, Popovich said he was unaware of Stern's statement and declined comment about what it might mean. "Oh, it would have been great if we won," Spurs forward Matt Bonner said after hearing about Stern's statement. "It goes back to what I was saying, I'm sure everybody else was saying before the game. We have faith in everybody on our roster. We think we have one of the deepest teams in the league." The Heat weren't disagreeing afterward. "We survived," Chris Bosh said. "And we won. They have a bunch of talented guys over there. I know that nobody's going to really give them credit, but they are a tough bunch." How tough? Try this - the Spurs led by seven with 4:48 left, and the margin was still 98-93 when Gary Neal (6'4''-G-84, college: Towson) made a 3-pointer with 2:14 remaining. From there, Miami closed on a 12-2 run. But all anyone will likely remember from this one is Popovich's decision - and whatever Stern does as a result. "I apologize to all NBA fans," Stern said. "This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming." Allen scored 20 points, Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) added 19 and Chris Bosh finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Miami, now 7-0 at home. Neal had 20 points for the Spurs. Tiago Splitter (6'11''-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points, Nando De Colo added 15, Boris Diaw scored 12 and Bonner had 10 for San Antonio, which finished a six-games-in-nine-nights road trip with a 5-1 record. Bonner also had 10 rebounds, one more than he had grabbed all season entering the game. "Pop is the coach of the San Antonio Spurs," Neal said. "He did what's best for us." Stern's statement was released roughly the same time as tip-off in Miami for the nationally televised game. The Spurs' five starters came into the game averaging a combined 23.6 points, or 1.6 points less than James averaged entering Thursday night. And when the Heat ran out to a 16-6 lead, it seemed as though a blowout was in the offing. After all, even the oddsmakers in Las Vegas expected it to be that way - the Heat were favored by six points in most sports books before the news broke that the Spurs' regulars were resting, after which the line swelled to 13. Apparently, no one told the Spurs that the second-string was supposed to play second-fiddle. San Antonio closed the first quarter on a 21-6 run, taking a 27-22 lead after the period, and simply did not go away. The Spurs led by as many as seven at one point, and after James Anderson made a pair of free throws with 0.6 seconds left in the third, San Antonio held a 76-73 lead heading into the final 12 minutes. But once again, James-to-Allen proved magical for Miami. With the Heat down by one, James nearly lost the ball in the lane, collected himself and kicked it out to Allen, who connected from the left wing to put Miami ahead to stay. James also set up Allen for a final-moment four-point play to lift Miami over Denver earlier this season, along with another late 3-pointer that helped the Heat edge Cleveland last weekend. "Every time a guy turns his head I have to find the open spot so LeBron can see me," Allen said. "Anything can happen out there. We put ourselves in such a tough situation, but we kept plugging away." Thing is, no one ever thought it would come down to that. Before the game, Popovich said he decided to sit his core when he saw how challenging this particular part of the schedule was for his team. "Everybody has to make decisions about their schedule, about players playing and back-to-backs and trips and that sort of thing," Popovich said before the game. "In our case, this month we've had 11 away games, after tonight. We've had an eight-day trip and a 10-day trip, and we're ending it with four (games) in five nights here. I think it'd be unwise to be playing our guys in that kind of a situation, given their history." It's not unlike other moves Popovich has made before; in fact, not only did he give Duncan, Parker and Ginobili time off together toward the end of last season, which was condensed by a lockout, he actually flew home to San Antonio with them and took a two-game, pre-playoff sabbatical. Popovich said he's gotten letters in the past from fans upset about similar moves, adding that he understands their point and asking that they understand his: He thinks rest is necessary for a roster like San Antonio's. And this decision, Popovich said, wasn't about the fact that the Spurs were facing Miami - it was more about a home matchup with surging Memphis on Saturday. "Perhaps it'll give us an opportunity to stay on the court with Memphis on Saturday night," Popovich said. "Historically, when you're on a long road trip, that first game when you come home is really tough. And Memphis is one of the best teams in the league. They're of much more concern to us than playing four games in five nights. It's pretty logical." Given Stern's statement, it's also logical to think that the Spurs could know their penalty by Saturday as well. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Popovich's move didn't affect Miami's preparation. "Each organization has a big-picture view of what they are trying to get accomplished and I think the league respects that," Spoelstra said. In this case, maybe not. NOTES: Miami last played on Saturday, at home; San Antonio had played on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, all on the road. ... A moment of silence was held before the game for Sasha McHale, the daughter of Houston coach Kevin McHale. Sasha McHale died Saturday at age 23. ... It was the third straight home game in which Miami trailed in the fourth quarter. ... The back-and-forth game ended a run of blowouts in the Heat-Spurs series. The previous five meetings were decided by an average of 24.8 points, including three 30-point games - two of those Spurs wins in San Antonio, the other a Heat win in Miami. By TIM REYNOLDS - AP Sports Writer Courtesy of: http://www.sunherald.com


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Jones is back at The Cavaliers - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland Cavaliers signed 23-year old forward Kevin Jones (203-100kg-89, college: W.Virginia). Its actually his comeback to the Cavaliers as he played here before. Jones just played at Canton Charge. In three D-League games this season he had very impressive stats: 27.0ppg, 13.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.7spg.
Jones has never been drafted by the NBA.
He just graduated from West Virginia University and it is his first season as a pro.
Jones team won Big East Tournament in 2010.
He was also voted All-Big East 1st Team in 2012 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @SpearsNBAYahoo)



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  NBLCANADA   

NBLC Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 29: Moncton M. - Windsor Exp. 93-88
Nov. 29: Oshawa P. - Montreal J. 121-100
Nov. 29: London L. - St.John M.R. 113-82
Nov. 28: Oshawa P. - St.John M.R. 111-103
Nov. 27: Moncton M. - Summerside S. 102-83

Regular Season: Round 9

Nov. 30: Summerside S. - Windsor Exp.
Dec. 1: Oshawa P. - Halifax R.
Dec. 1: St.John M.R. - Montreal J.
Dec. 2: Summerside S. - Moncton M.
Dec. 2: London L. - Halifax R.


Oshawa Power Activate Kirk Williams, Jr. and Release Micahel Culpo - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Oshawa Power, currently 5-4 and sitting in second place of the NBL Canada's Central Division have activated rookie forward Kirk Williams, Jr. (6'6''-F). Williams, Jr, a product of Bridgeport University by way of Longwood (Va.) suffered an ACL injury after his senior season at Bridgeport and this will be his professional debut. During the 2009-10 season at Bridgeport Williams averaged 13.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals while providing high-light reel athleticism for the NCAA DII school. He found similar success at Longwood University prior to transferring after his Junior year. Williams suffered his injury prior to playing for UBC Meunsters in Germany and has been showcasing his talents through out New York's famed Summer League tournaments the past two years, working on his professional comeback.
To make room on the roster, the Power released rookie guard Michael Culpo (6'1''-G-89, college: LIU Brooklyn). A products of Long Island University, Culpo appeared in eight games, averaging 6.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals.



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  NCAA1   

Top 25 - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Nov. 29: Oregon - UTSA 95-78
Nov. 29: N.Dakota St. - Nebraska-Omaha 95-51
Nov. 29: E.Tenn.St. - Milligan 94-46
Nov. 29: Memphis - Tenn-Martin 93-65
Nov. 29: Campbell - Newberry 91-78
Nov. 29: St.John's - S.Carolina 89-65
Nov. 29: Chicago St. - Trinity Christian 87-61
Nov. 29: Norfolk St. - St.Francis, NY 85-79
Nov. 29: Florida - Marquette 82-49
Nov. 29: FIU - Arkansas St. 80-61
Nov. 29: UMKC - IUPUI 79-65
Nov. 29: LSU - Seton Hall 72-67
Nov. 29: N.Florida - Florida A&M 72-47
Nov. 29: NC-Asheville - USC Upstate 71-73
Nov. 29: S.Dakota - W.Illinois 71-73
Nov. 29: Loyola Mary - Long Beach St. 70-73
Nov. 29: Idaho St. - Montana-West 70-52
Nov. 29: Brown - Sacred Heart 69-56
Nov. 29: New Orleans - SE Missouri St. 67-83
Nov. 29: Florida Atlantic - S.Alabama 66-77
Nov. 29: Montana St. - Pepperdine 66-76
Nov. 29: UMBC - Canisius 65-83
Nov. 29: Notre Dame - Kentucky 64-50
Nov. 29: Liberty - Morgan St. 62-67
Nov. 29: Connecticut - New Hampshire 61-53
Nov. 29: TCU - S.Utah 61-52
Nov. 29: La-Lafayette - Middle Tenn.St. 58-72
Nov. 29: Fordham - Manhattan 58-65
Nov. 29: UALR - Troy 58-56
Nov. 29: La-Monroe - W.Kentucky 54-65
Nov. 29: W.Michigan - High Point 54-53
Nov. 29: Rider - La Salle 52-63
Nov. 29: Yale - Hartford 51-60
Nov. 29: Gonzaga - Lewis-Clark St. 104-57

Regular Season: Round 22

Nov. 30: Lipscomb - Tenn Tech
Nov. 30: Georgetown - Tennessee
Nov. 30: S.Florida - Georgia
Nov. 30: Georgia St. - Louisiana Tech
Nov. 30: Oklahoma - Northwestern St.
Nov. 30: Texas St. - Utah
Nov. 30: Kansas - Oregon St.
Nov. 30: Arkansas - Syracuse
Nov. 30: Auburn - De Paul
Nov. 30: E.Washington - CS Fullerton
Nov. 30: Nevada - Drake
Nov. 30: USF - Montana


Stats Leaders - NCAA1

Points Per Game
 John DICKSON
  Sacramen.
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Dickson, Sacramen.17.3 
 2. Russell, N.Arizona15.3 
 3. Garrity, Sacramen.15.2 
 4. Rogers, N.Arizona15.0 
 5. McKinney, Sacram.14.2 
 6. Crosgile, E.Washin.14.2 
 7. Ward, Montana14.0 
 8. Jamar, Montana13.8 
 9. Heuir, S.Utah13.7 
 10. Morgan, Idaho St.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Venky JOIS
  E.Washington
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jois, E.Washington8.2 
 2. Seiferth, E.Washin.7.0 
 3. Eberhard, Sacram.6.3 
 4. Jamar, Montana6.0 
 5. Dickson, Sacramen.5.8 
 6. Bewernick, N.Ari.5.8 
 7. Morgan, Idaho St.5.7 
 8. Veteto, Sacramen.5.3 
 9. Crosgile, E.Washin.5.2 
 10. Stevenett, S.Utah4.8 
Assists Per Game
 Justin CROSGILE
  E.Washin.
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Crosgile, E.Washin.6.5 
 2. Garrity, Sacramen.5.7 
 3. Jamar, Montana4.4 
 4. McKinney, Sacram.3.7 
 5. Russell, N.Arizona3.5 
 6. Morgan, Idaho St.3.3 
 7. Sanchez, Idaho St.3.3 
 8. Anderson, N.Dakota3.0 
 9. Heuir, S.Utah2.7 
 10. Forbes, E.Washin.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas SANCHEZ
  Idaho St.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sanchez, Idaho St.1.8 
 2. Russell, N.Arizona1.7 
 3. Crosgile, E.Washin.1.5 
 4. Collie, S.Utah1.5 
 5. Rogers, N.Arizona1.3 
 6. Dickson, Sacramen.1.3 
 7. Garrity, Sacramen.1.3 
 8. Morgan, Idaho St.1.3 
 9. McKinney, Sacram.1.3 
 10. Quigley, Sacramen.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Martin SEIFERTH
  E.Washin.
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Seiferth, E.Washin.3.2 
 2. Cheesman, S.Utah2.5 
 3. Dickson, Sacramen.1.7 
 4. Martin, Montana1.6 
 5. Preh, Idaho St.1.5 
 6. Jois, E.Washington1.5 
 7. Wilmer, N.Dakota1.2 
 8. Jamar, Montana1.0 
 9. Walters, Idaho St.0.8 
 10. Quigley, Sacramen.0.7 


SWAC Basketball Recaps - PVAM upsets Houston - by Eurobasket News

Just one night after Texas Southern pushed No. 19 Colorado to double-overtime, Prairie View upset previously unbeaten Houston.

Prairie View 81, Houston 80

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Jourdan DeMuynck scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Prairie View beat undefeated Houston on Wednesday night.

DeMuynck was 10 of 17 from the field. Carl Blair (6'2''-PG) scored 15. Montreal Scott added 10. Josh Eleby (6'10''-F) had seven rebounds.

Prairie View (4-5) led 44-39 at the half and shot 48.5 percent from the field for the game. Houston shot 49 percent from the field for the game.

TaShawn Thomas scored 23 points and made 11 rebounds. Danuel House added 20, Joseph Young 15 and Jherrod Stiggers 12 for the Cougars (5-1).

Arizona State 67, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 54

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Carrick Felix scored 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting as Arizona State used a second-half run in beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 67-54 on Wednesday night.

The Sun Devils (5-1) ran off 17 straight points, including four 3-point baskets, to take a 54-39 lead with 9:11 remaining after leading by 11 in the first half.

Lazabian Jackson (6'3''-G) had a season-high 20 points to lead Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-5).

The Golden Lions, whose first four defeats came by an average margin of 25 points, led 39-37 with 13:55 to play after Jackson hit a 17-footer. But the Golden Lions missed their next 10 shots.

Jonathan Gilling added 13 points, including two 3-pointers during the second-half run, for Arizona State.

Air Force 76, Jackson State 47

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Todd Fletcher (6'2''-G) scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, dished out five assists and was one of many hot-shooting Falcons against Jackson State in a 76-47 rout for Air Force over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

Air Force (6-1) was an impressive 29 of 53 from the field, shooting at a 54.7 percent clip including 11 3-pointers made. The Falcons were 18 of 26 in the second half, a 69.2 percent mark.

Michael Lyons scored 14 points and pulled seven rebounds, and Mike Fitzgerald had 13 points for the Falcons. Kelsey Howard was the only Jackson State (0-4) player in double figures, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting including three 3-pointers.

Air Force led 30-18 at the break but went on an 11-2 run to start the second half capped by Fletcher's 3-pointer, making it 41-20 with 16:17 to go and the Falcons never looked back.
Courtesy of: http://www.swac.org



Plumlee Lifts No. 2 Duke Over No. 4 OSU 73-68 - by Eurobasket News

DURHAM, N.C. Once the shots started falling for Duke freshman Rasheed Sulaimon, it wasn't long before another top-five opponent went down, too.

Sulaimon scored all 17 of his points in the second half of the second-ranked Blue Devils' 73-68 come-from-behind victory over No. 4 Ohio State on Wednesday night.

"I let my teammates down in the beginning, not playing as well as I could be, and (coach Mike Krzyzewski) really got on me at halftime," Sulaimon said. "I just love these guys and wanted to go out there and respond."

Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and Ryan Kelly added 15 points and hit 3-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt early during the 20-7 run that put the Blue Devils (7-0) ahead to stay and sent them to their third win over a top-five team this month.

Deshaun Thomas (6'7''-F-91) scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1), while Aaron Craft (6'2''-PG-91) and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 11 apiece. The Buckeyes were held to 33.8 percent shooting.

"If you had told me we were going to shoot 34 percent, I would have said we got ran out of the gym tonight," Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said.

Shannon Scott (6'1''-G) pulled the Buckeyes within 66-64 with a free throw with 28.9 seconds left but had a critical turnover on the next trip down, and Quinn Cook sealed it by hitting six free throws in the final 27.3 seconds.

"We just didn't do a good job of staying together, and they started going on a run," Craft said. "We couldn't weather it."

Cook finished with 12 points for Duke, which shot 58 percent in the second half - Sulaimon was 7 of 10 in the final 20 minutes - to remain unbeaten at home in the made-for-TV ACC-Big Ten Challenge and preserve its school-record winning streak at home against nonconference opponents.

The Blue Devils - who beat then-No. 3 Kentucky in Atlanta and then-No. 2 Louisville in the Bahamas - won their 97th straight against non-ACC visitors to Cameron Indoor Stadium.

But for much of the way, nothing came easy for them. They were outrebounded 40-37, couldn't get anything going on the offensive glass, struggled to keep up with Ohio State's quick ball movement and couldn't find their touch.

"When you play the schedule that we've played, this is not Xbox or fantasy stuff where these guys are healthy" all the time, Krzyzewski said. "He just played three games (in the Battle 4 Atlantis), get back Sunday afternoon and go out and play these guys on Wednesday - that's an effort. That's a hell of an effort, and for a freshman, he got knocked back, and at halftime, I thought he responded ... and gave us a verve."

Not to mention a spark, by hitting the first in a series of three straight 3-pointers that turned the game.

Sulaimon buried one from the key to pull the Blue Devils within 51-50 with about 6 1/2 minutes left. Kelly then hit 3s on consecutive trips down the court, including one in Amir Williams' face that put Duke ahead to stay, 56-53 - its first lead since the 14-minute mark of the first half.

"Once he hit those 3s, it was like, 'Yes, we're here,"' Sulaimon said. "Once we got that lead, we weren't going to give it up."

Plumlee followed up Cook's missed layup with a dunk that made it 58-54 with 4 minutes left and sent the rowdy Cameron crowd into ear-splitting madness. Sulaimon capped the run with a fast-break dunk that put Duke up 66-58 with just over a minute to play.

Meanwhile, the Buckeyes could do little right down the stretch. With Cook in his face much of the game, Craft finished 3 of 15 from the field. His jumper with just over 3 minutes left was Ohio State's last field goal until Evan Ravenel's dunk with 3 seconds left.

"They just stopped guarding me towards the end, going under ball screens and things," Craft said. "Just couldn't knock down shots. Sometimes, that happens."

Yet after Cook's first two late free throws, Ohio State had a chance to make it a one-possession game again, but Scott dribbled off his foot with 20 seconds left.

This old building was rocking at levels usually reserved for the annual visit from North Carolina - although the Buckeyes certainly did their best to hush the place early.

Duke trudged through a decidedly un-Duke-like opening half in which the Blue Devils went 10 minutes between field goals, missed 13 of their final 16 shots, didn't get their first offensive rebound until there were nearly 4 minutes left and were fortunate to only be down 31-23 at halftime.

The Buckeyes generated plenty of open looks by whipping the ball around the perimeter, and when they missed, they gave themselves plenty of second chances by playing with markedly more physicality than Duke could muster.

Williams' free throw with 1:13 left put Ohio State up 31-21 - Duke's first double-digit deficit at home this season. Duke erased its rare 10-point deficit early in the second half with an 11-4 run.
Courtesy of: http://www.goduke.com



WAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 28 - by Eurobasket News

Utah State 80, Santa Clara 78 (OT)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- (AP) Danny Berger and Preston Medlin (6'4''-G-91) scored 11 points each and provided vital offense down the stretch to lead Utah State to an 80-78 overtime victory against Santa Clara on Wednesday night.

Medlin's 3-point shot with three seconds left in regulation forced the extra session, and his shot from behind the arc gave the Aggies (4-1) a four-point lead that Berger helped protect with three free throws in the last 54 seconds.

Louisiana Tech 99, SE Louisiana 62

RUSTON -- (LT Media Relations) Louisiana Tech (6-1) struggled mightily through much of the first half being down by as much as 22-8 to Southeastern Louisiana (1-4) with 6:22 still to play until halftime, but the Bulldogs stormed towards an unprecedented performance the rest of the way to dominate the Lions 99-62 Wednesday night in front of 2,357 fans inside the Thomas Assembly Center.

"We just got off to such a bad start offensively and we looked like a deer in headlights," said head coach Michael White. "We missed some open shots early, we missed some point blank layups, missed a bunch of free throws and it was all of a sudden 'boy how do we score,' but our defense was as consistent as it has been all year and it kept the game at least in reach for us and as we continued to pick up our defensive pressure, some turnovers turned into points which helped us get going."

UT Arlington 72, North Texas 59
DENTON, Texas (UTA Media Relations) Senior forward Karol Gruszecki (6'5''-F-89) scored a career-high 17 points as UT Arlington knocked off North Texas 72-59 in a nonconference matchup Wednesday night at the Super Pit.

The Mavericks improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Mean Green dropped to 3-4. UT Arlington has won two straight and seven of the last nine games against in this regional rivalry.

Stanford 68, Seattle U 57

STANFORD, CA-- (SU Media Relations) Prince Obasi (6'2''-G) (Reseda, Calif.) scored a career-high 18 points, but the Stanford Cardinal was able to capitalize down the stretch to pull out a 68-57 victory over Seattle University Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion.

Obasi hit two three-pointers and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line, plus he pulled down eight rebounds and dished out three assists. Deshaun Sunderhaus (Conyers, Ga.) notched a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, Louis Green (6'9''-C) (Westchester, Ill.) chipped in nine points, and Clarence Trent (Tacoma, Wash.) finished with seven points and seven rebounds before fouling out.

UTEP 55, New Mexico State 54

EL PASO, Texas (NMSU Media Relations)-The New Mexico State men's basketball team suffered a tough one-point loss, 55-54, at I-10 rival UTEP. Senior forward Tyrone Watson (6'5''-F-90) led the Aggies (3-4) with 13 points.

With a 1:34 remaining in regulation, the Aggies had a 54-50 lead after sophomore guard Daniel Mullings tipped in a layup as the shot clock expired. The Miners (2-4) then cut NM State's lead to one, 54-53, with a three-point play with 27.2 left.

Washington State 64, Idaho 55

PULLMAN, Wash. (UI Media Relations) It came down to the little things on Wednesday night in the 268th mens basketball matchup between Idaho and Washington State, but it was the Cougars who made the plays in a 64-55 loss.

Idaho (1-4) went through several scoring droughts and after surrendering a 13-1 first-half WSU (4-3) run, the Vandals simply could not make the plays to get over the hump and complete its comeback.
Courtesy of: http://www.wacsports.com



WAC Men's Basketball Recaps - Nov. 27 - by Eurobasket News

Southern Miss 61, Denver 50

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - (DU Media Relations) University of Denver men's basketball sophomore forward Royce O'Neale (6'5''-F-93) (Killeen, Texas) scored a career-high 22 points, including five three-pointers, but the Pioneers fell 61-50 to Southern Mississippi at Reed Green Coliseum on Tuesday night.

"Our last three games have been very similar. We need to make our first shot, execute early and grab leads," head coach Joe Scott said. "Southern Miss did that, and that was a big difference in the game. We need to continue to develop our identity and keep playing hard, as we figure out our shooting woes."

O'Neale and senior guard Chase Hallam (Mesquite, Texas) both added a team-best six rebounds for Denver (1-4), while junior forward Chris Udofia (Irving, Texas) set a career-high with five steals and blocked three shots.

However, USM guard Dwayne Davis (6'5''-F) matched O'Neale's 22 points, sparking the Golden Eagles, who (6-0) shot 50.0 percent (19-of-38) from the field and 57.1 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range. Southern Miss, which went 25-9 last season and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament, also hit 19-of-24 free throws in the contest.

Trailing by as many as 20 points late in the game, the Pioneers pulled to within nine points with 61 seconds left, but the Golden Eagles held on with free throws down the stretch.

Denver struggled through the first half, shooting just 31.6 percent (6-of-19) from the field and 16.7 percent (2-of-12) from three-point range. Southern Miss hit 47.4 percent (9-of-19), including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.

Despite the offensive challenges and 10 turnovers in the first half, the Pioneers pulled to within three points at 20-17 with 1:12 remaining, but USM guard Jerrold Brooks hit a pair of three-pointers before the break to give the Golden Eagles a 23-15 lead.

The Pioneers remain on the road, traveling to Stanford on Dec. 2 for a 3 p.m. MT tip. The game will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network.
Courtesy of: http://www.wacsports.com



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Blue Bears Sweep Past Claflin 65-45 - by Eurobasket News

Jody Hill led the Livingstone College men's basketball team in their 65-45 blowout win against Claflin University on Wednesday. Hill recorded 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals.

The Blue Bears had the Panthers on lock the entire game. The Blue Bears defense forced the Panthers to go scoreless for five minutes while the Blue Bears ran up the score. At the 12:17 mark the score was 24-4. In the first half, the Blue Bears shot 43 percent from the field and scored 11 points off of the Panthers' turnovers.

In the second half, the Panthers still couldn't recover from the Blue Bears pressure. The Panthers were able to pull with nine points three times, but the Blue Bears kept up their defensive pressure while making their offense prevalent.

Livingstone was also led by Mark Thomas' 16 points and three assists. The Blue Bears were paced by Tyler Johnson's 15 points and eight rebounds. Johnson made five-of-six shots from the charity stripe.

As a team, the Blue Bears out-rebounded Claflin 44-39 and recorded 11 steals.

Livingstone will face Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8. Game time is slated for 3:00 p.m.
Courtesy of: http://www.bluebearathletics.com



Greyhounds dominate the paint to pound IU Kokomo - by Eurobasket News

INDIANAPOLIS Four players scored in double figures as No. 24 UIndy men's basketball put up 66 points in the paint on the way to victory, 92-72, over IU Kokomo on Wednesday night at Nicoson Hall.

Leland Brown (6'5''-F-91) had 17 points and career-high nine rebounds, while Reece Cheatham (5'11''-G-87) added 17 points and career-high six assists for the Greyhounds (5-0) against the NAIA Division II Cougars (3-6). Brennan McElroy (6'6''-G/F) scored a career-high 15 points by going 6-of-6 from the field (1-1 from three) and 2-of-2 at the free throw line, while Cole Adair added a career-high 14 points off the bench.

UIndy ended the game shooting 58.7 percent (37-63), which included 35-of-48 (.723) from two-point range and 33 of those field goals were in the painted area. The Greyhounds also had 11 steals, career-high four from Daniel Daudu, and forced 22 turnovers on the way to 27 points off turnovers and 20 on the fast break.

The Cougars showed early that they weren't going to be overwhelmed by the task against the nationally-ranked Greyhounds by taking an early four-point lead, 6-2, and never letting UIndy pull further away than six for the first 11 minutes. UIndy finally established a bit of a cushion, 31-20, after Daudu secured a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for the lay-up with 5:40 to play.

IU Kokomo responded with an 11-2 run to close within a bucket, 33-31, on Joby Renbarger's score in the paint just two minutes later. The Greyhounds were able to push the lead back to eight at halftime, 43-35, after Avery Harmon's steal and fast break lay-up led to a three-point play with seven seconds left.

Adair opened the second half with the first three-pointer of his career to extend the lead to 11, but the Cougars hit four consecutive shots, including a trio of three-pointers, to get back within two, 48-46, with 17:48 to play.

Brown scored in the paint on the Greyhounds' next possession to start a 16-3 run over the next 4:16 that pushed the lead to 15, 64-49, after Brown went coast-to-coast and was fouled for a three-point play with 13:13 left in the game. The Cougars never threatened again as the lead grew to as much as 26, 90-64, after Cheatham drove for a lay-up with 2:12 remaining.

Parker Salinas came off the bench to lead IUK with 15 points, Renbarger had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Spencer Krhin scored 12.

UIndy has a quick turnaround to host Cincinnati Christian on Friday with a special tip time of 5 p.m. at Nicoson Hall.
Courtesy of: http://athletics.uindy.edu



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Big Blue Men Fall in Home Opener - by Eurobasket News

The Millikin men's basketball team lost it home opener 82-73 to Franklin College on Nov. 28 in the Griswold Center.

The Big Blue played well, but couldn't overcome a hot shooting Grizzlies team. Franklin shot 54 percent from the field including 9-16 (56 percent) from three point range. Millikin hit on 43.5 percent of its shots. Franklin had a big advantage from the free throw line hitting on 29 of 34 while Millikin shot only 18 free throws converting 14.

The Big Blue had a two point advantage at the half, but Franklin outscored the Big Blue by 11 in the second half. Franklin out rebounded Millikin 31 to 24.

TJ Griffin led Millikin with 17 points while Mitch Wilfer added 14. Deavis Johnson had a team high five rebounds. Griffin had five steals and Wilfer had three blocks.

Franklin's top scorer was Baily Howard with 20 points followed by J.T. Barton with 19.

Franklin is now 2-2 while Millikin falls to 1-3. The Big Blue will host Principia College on Dec. 1 at 3 p.m. for the Brass Horn Hall of Fame Game.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



William Paterson Mens Basketball Cruises Past Montclair State, 78-58 - by Eurobasket News

WAYNE, N.J. Senior guard/forward Lance Brown (Teaneck, N.J./Paterson Catholic) scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down a team-best 10 rebounds as the William Paterson men's basketball team (4-1, 2-0 NJAC) cruised past visiting Montclair State (2-3, 0-2 NJAC) for a 78-58 victory Nov. 28.

The Pioneers found themselves trailing by five less than six minutes into the contest (7-2, 14:18), but WP's second group of five came on the floor and quickly evened the contest at 9-9 with 12:37 on the clock. Back-to-back fast-break dunks by Brown and Bright Mensah (Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack) later nudged William Paterson ahead by a 17-16 count at the 7:47 mark, and senior guard Rick DeStefano's (Marlboro, N.J./Marlboro) three-pointer sparked a 15-4 burst that ended the half and handed the Pioneers a 40-27 advantage.

WP scored the first five points of the second period (45-27, 16:53), but the Red Hawks slowly began to chip away, eventually getting to within seven at 54-47 with 10:20 remaining. A John Yates trey briefly made it a two-possession game (58-52, 7:33), but Brown responded with a jumper, followed by a Julio Rosario (Perth Amboy, N.J./Cardinal McCarrick) 1-for-2 trip to the line and a pair of free throws from Brown (63-52, 6:14). William Paterson finished the contest by scoring 15 of the game's final 19 points for the final margin of victory.

Mensah scored 15 of his 18 points during the first half, adding seven rebounds. DeStefano contributed eight tallies and sophomore guard Najea Brown (Newark, N.J./St. Anthony) chipped in seven points from off the bench.

Yates led the MSU scorers with nine points. Junior forward Ordel Goldson (6'6''-F) had six tallies and 14 rebounds.

The two teams were even on the glass (43-43), but the Pioneers shot 50.0 (31-62) percent from the field while limiting Montclair State to a 15-for-58 (259) effort.

William Paterson will play at Richard Stockton Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3:00 p.m.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



No. 14 Cardinals pull away from Bobcats to earn a 73-56 win - by Eurobasket News

WASHINGTON After an entertaining first half that featured plenty of back-and-forth action, No. 14 CUA pulled away from Frostburg State (2-3) to earn a 73-56 on Wednesday evening in the Cardinals' home opener. CUA (4-0) shot 55% in the second half and received 20 points and nine rebounds from senior captain Chris Kearney.

Kearney sank 8 of 12 shots en route to his 20 points, and was joined in double figures by Shawn Holmes (17 points) and Steve Limberiou (14 points). The Cardinals handed out 16 assists on 24 field goals, led by Bryson Fonville with four.

CUA also forced the Bobcats into 17 turnovers, scoring 15 points off the miscues.

The lead changed hands nine times in the opening 20 minutes and the score was tied on two occasions.

Three 3-pointers in a span of 1:08 gave Frostburg State a 25-17 lead with 6:24 to play before halftime, but CUA scored seven of the next nine, capped by back-to-back baskets by Kearney to pull within one with 2:37 on the clock.

CUA closed the half with four straight, including a Nate Koenig jumper, to send the Cards into the locker room with a 34-31 advantage.

CUA opened the second half on a 7-2 spurt to build a 41-33 lead with 17:46 to play, and after freshman Riley Kirsch drained a 3-ball with 15:20 remaining, the lead was 11.

FSU hung around and cut the lead down to just five with 11:03 on the clock, but CUA responded with another strong run, this time ripping off 10 of the next 12 points to open up a 62-49 advantage.

The lead reached 15 on Fonville's basket with 2:12 to play, and CUA was never threatened again.

Christian Jackson did all he could to keep Frostburg State in it, netting a game-high 29 points, but he was the lone Bobcat in double figures.

FSU shot just 38% from the floor, including a 28% clip in the second half, as CUA's defense tightened up.

CUA heads to New Jersey on Saturday for the 2012-13 Landmark Conference where the Cardinals will face Drew. Start time is set for 3 p.m.
Courtesy of: http://d3hoops.com



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2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Guam edged New Caledonia to reach Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Guam-New Caledonia 88:55

Guam edged New Caledonia to reach Final Four of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The team needed a strong 88:55 win and will play tomorrow in the Semifinals.
Guam took 24-14 in the first period and added 22-13 in the second frame. Moreover they dominated the second half as well and posted another two victories. Guam won the third quarter 19-15 and finished the game with 23-13 in the last stanza.
Christian Payumo and Valiant Borja stepped up with 15 points each for the winners, while Michael Sakazaki and Maksever Kepwe delivered 12 apiece. Samuel Sotelo followed them with 10 points in a win. Cedric Tetuanui answered with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst O'Bryan Martin had 9. Nicolas Cedare-Wimian delivered 8 points in a loss.
Tomorrow Guam will take on ambitions New Zealand in the first Semifinal. New Caledonia will start their 5-8 places campaign.

Guam: Christian Payumo 15, Valiant Borja 15, Michael Sakazaki 12, Maksever Kepwe 12, Samuel Sotelo 10
New Caledonia: Cedric Tetuanui 14, O'Bryan Martin 9, Nicolas Cedare-Wimian 8



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2012 Pacific Youth Championships: New Zealand continue their winning streak - by Eurobasket News

Tahiti-New Zealand 48:70

New Zealand continue their winning streak at the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The team overcame Tahiti 70:48 and advanced to the Semifinals. Tahiti will start their 5-8 places campaign.
New Zealand started with 13-10 lead and added 24-13 in the second period. They dominated also the second half and posted two victories for the final 22-point win.
Raymond Penny paced all the winners with 16 points and Harrison Cutfield notched 14. Denhym Brooke added 9, while Jayden Bezzant scored 8. Byron Vahapata answered with 12 points in defeat and Jean Peters added 9. Tepoea Teurua followed them with 7 points in a loss.
Tomorrow Guam will take on ambitions New Zealand in the first Semifinal. Tahiti will open the day against New Caledonia in the Classification for 5-8 places.

Tahiti: Byron Vahapata 12, Jean Peters 9, Tepoea Teurua 7
New Zealand: Raymond Penny 16, Harrison Cutfield 14, Denhym Brooke 9, Jayden Bezzant 8



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2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Australia demolish Papua New Guinea to reach the semis - by Eurobasket News

Australia- Papua New Guinea 109:31

Australia demolish Papua New Guinea to reach the semis of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The home side overcame the guests 109:31 as six players scored in double digits.
Australia started the game with 23-7 and never looked behind. They also allowed the opponents to score 7 points in the third and the last quarters. Papua New Guinea posted 10 points in the second frame but got 31 in their basket.
William Mcdowell-White top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Jacob Pupavac nailed 18. Thomas Wilson delivered 15, while Dejan Vasiljevic added 11. Joban Mea answered with 6 points in defeat and Obert Muri had 5.
Tomorrow Australia will face Fiji in the Semifinal game. Papua New Guinea will play in the Classification Round for 5-8 places.

Australia: William Mcdowell-White 22, Jacob Pupavac 18, Thomas Wilson 15, Dejan Vasiljevic 11
Papua New Guinea: Joban Mea 6, Obert Muri 5



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EuroLeague: Alba Berlin escape the late scare from Asseco Prokom Gdynia - by Eurobasket News

Alba Berlin - Asseco Prokom Gdynia 67:64

Alba Berlin escape the late scare from Asseco Prokom Gdynia to take 4-4 record in Group B. The German team needed a 67:64 win in Round 8 of EuroLeague. The Polish team fell at 1-7 record at the bottom of the group.
Alba Berlin won the first period 15-13 and added 21-15 in the second frame. They also looked better in the third quarter and produced 16-13 rally for 52:41 at the end of 30 minutes. Asseco Prokom Gdynia however erupted with an 8-0 run early in the last period and reduced to 56:53 after Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) shot. Pamula cut it to 63:62 with less than 20 seconds to go, but DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) and Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) were perfect from the free throw line.
DaShaun Wood top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Zach Morley notched 13. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) delivered 11, while Yassin Idbihi (209-PF-83, college: Buffalo) added 10. Rasid Mahalbasic (211-C-90) answered with 12 points in the losing effort and Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) posted 10. Jerel Blassingame and Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) followed them with 8 points apiece.

Alba Berlin: DaShaun Wood 14, Zach Morley 13, Deon Thompson 11, Yassin Idbihi 10
Asseco Prokom Gdynia: Rasid Mahalbasic 12, Lukasz Koszarek 10, Jerel Blassingame 8, Alex Acker 8



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Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Al Sadd 7-0 
 2. Al Rayyan 6-1 
 3. Al Arabi 6-2 
 4. Al Jaysh 5-2 
 5. Al Gharafa 3-4 
 6. Qatar 2-4 
 7. Al Ahli 1-6 
 8. Al Shamal 1-6 
 9. Al Wakrah 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 27: Al Rayyan - Al Arabi 82-84
Nov. 28: Al Ahli - Al Shamal 69-54
Nov. 27: Al Gharafa - Al Sadd 65-75
Nov. 28: Qatar - Al Wakrah


D1 Stats

Points Per Game
 Abdulai JALLOH
  Al Arabi
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Jalloh, Al Arabi26.5 
 2. Leslie, Qatar23.4 
 3. Watson, Al Rayyan21.4 
 4. Ayeni, Al Wakrah20.2 
 5. Ismail Musa, Al Ra.19.9 
 6. N''Diaye, Al Gharafa18.7 
 7. Byrd, Al Arabi18.6 
 8. Seck, Qatar18.0 
 9. Williams, Al Shamal16.0 
 10. Suliman, Al Sadd15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Oumar SECK
  Qatar
  (--)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Seck, Qatar17.8 
 2. Mofunanya, Al Ar.15.6 
 3. Byrd, Al Arabi14.0 
 4. Ayeni, Al Wakrah13.3 
 5. Egona, Al Shamal11.0 
 6. Adako, Al Gharafa10.8 
 7. Mpondo, Al Sadd10.3 
 8. Moliva, Qatar9.8 
 9. Jalloh, Al Arabi9.4 
 10. Souleye, Al Wakrah9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Boney WATSON
  Al Rayyan
  (183-PG-78)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Watson, Al Rayyan7.4 
 2. Williams, Al Shamal6.3 
 3. Leslie, Qatar5.6 
 4. Belton, Al Gharafa5.5 
 5. Jalloh, Al Arabi5.3 
 6. De La Rosa, Al Sa.5.2 
 7. Abilmoni Han., Al5.1 
 8. Obazuaye, Al Wa.4.7 
 9. El Hadary, Al Arabi4.7 
 10. Ahmad Mohamm., Al4.6 
Steals Per Game
 William BELTON
  Al Gharafa
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Belton, Al Gharafa2.8 
 2. Abilmoni Han., Al2.7 
 3. Ismail Musa, Al Ra.2.4 
 4. Williams, Al Shamal2.2 
 5. N''Diaye, Al Gharafa2.2 
 6. Saad, Al Sadd2.0 
 7. Leslie, Qatar2.0 
 8. Byrd, Al Arabi2.0 
 9. Seck, Qatar2.0 
 10. Guled, Al Jaysh1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 William BYRD
  Al Arabi
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Byrd, Al Arabi3.9 
 2. Southall, Al Sadd2.8 
 3. Yembo, Al Shamal1.7 
 4. Souleye, Al Wakrah1.5 
 5. Ayeni, Al Wakrah1.2 
 6. Ali Saeed, Al Ra.1.1 
 7. Marone Ngom, Al Ja.1.0 
 8. Seck, Qatar1.0 
 9. Mofunanya, Al Ar.0.9 
 10. Williams, Al Sham.0.7 



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  CSM B.
  (184-PG-87)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Martinic, CSM B.23.8 
 2. Shepherd, CSM B.21.1 
 3. Darby, Rovinari20.7 
 4. Seals, Craiova18.4 
 5. Pesic, Oradea18.3 
 6. Wright, U.Mobite.17.8 
 7. Filipovic, Miercu.17.4 
 8. Mitchell, Gaz Metan16.9 
 9. Barac, Pitesti16.6 
 10. Jones, Pitesti16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 David STEFFEL
  Rovinari
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Steffel, Rovinari9.4 
 2. Dragusin, Craiova8.5 
 3. Miskovic, Craiova8.1 
 4. Kinloch, Pitesti7.8 
 5. Carutasu, CSM B.7.8 
 6. Glynn, Timba Timis.7.8 
 7. Filip, Dinamo B.7.1 
 8. Jones, Pitesti7.0 
 9. Mladenovic, Gaz M.6.5 
 10. Pesic, Oradea6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zlatko JOVANOVIC
  Timisoara
  (181-PG-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jovanovic, Timisoa.7.0 
 2. Wright, U.Mobite.7.0 
 3. Dzambic, Craiova6.5 
 4. Cuic, Targu Mures5.8 
 5. Dundjerski, Gaz M.4.9 
 6. Vlahovic, Ploiesti4.7 
 7. Nikolic, Rovinari4.7 
 8. Stojakovic, Timba4.4 
 9. Petty, Giurgiu4.2 
 10. Martinic, CSM B.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.3.4 
 2. Henifin, Miercure.2.3 
 3. Gennie, Pitesti2.2 
 4. Seals, Craiova2.1 
 5. Martinic, CSM B.2.0 
 6. Petty, Giurgiu2.0 
 7. Shepherd, CSM B.2.0 
 8. Nikolov, U.Mobite.1.9 
 9. Jones, Pitesti1.9 
 10. Burrell, Giurgiu1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ionut DRAGUSIN
  Craiova
  (221-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dragusin, Craiova2.5 
 2. Kickingstall., Tim.1.9 
 3. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.4 
 4. Knutson, CSU Sibiu1.2 
 5. Adebayo, Targu M.1.1 
 6. Harvey, Giurgiu1.1 
 7. Archie, Timisoara1.0 
 8. Balaban, Targu M.0.9 
 9. Carutasu, CSM B.0.8 
 10. Tibirna, Oradea0.8 



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EuroLeague: CSKA rally past Brose Baskets in Bamberg - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - CSKA 89:97

CSKA brought victory from EuroLeague trip to Germany. The Moscow powerhouse overcame Brose Baskets in Bambert to clinch 7-1 record in Group D. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) nailed 21 points to lead the winners.
CSKA erupted for 29 points in the opening frame to grab the lead. They entered the second quarter up by five points. CSKA extended the gap in the second term. The visitors secured a 50:39 halftime buffer. Bamberg started to pick up the tempo in the third term. They opened the period with six points in a row. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) capped the term with a free throw as Brose Baskets trailed by just three points before the final frame 64:67. But CSKA did not allow the hosts to pull ahead. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) and Dionte Christmas made it 89:80 for CSKA late in regulation and the visitors ran away with victory. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) provided 19 points and 9 assists for CSKA. Sonny Weems added 16 points in the victory. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) responded with 18 points for Brose Baskets. Anton Gavel had 16 points in the loss.

Brose Baskets: Casey Jacobsen 18, Anton Gavel 16
CSKA: Dionte Christmas 21, Milos Teodosic 19, Sonny Weems 16



EuroLeague: Khimky outgun Cantu - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - Cantu 77:53

Khimky made a big step towards EuroLeague Last 16 stage. They knocked down visiting Mapooro Cantu to improve at 5-3 record in Group A. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) and Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) accounted for 14 points each to pace the hosts. Cantu fell at 2-6 record after the loss.
Cantu started strong with Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) orchestrating the show. The Georgian player fired 12 points in the opening quarter as Cantu gained a 24:23 lead. Khimky tipped off the second term with 7 points in a row to surge ahead. They later took control with a 10:1 run and posted a 44:31 halftime lead. Sergey Monya (202-PF-83) and Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) made it 52:33 for the hosts early in the third term. Khimky did not slow down and recorded a 62:43 advantage into the final stanza. Khimky never looked back afterwards coasting to the win. Vitaliy Fridzon and Sergey Monya finished with 11 points each for the hosts. Manuchar Markoishvili answered with 16 points for Cantu. Maarten Leunen (206-F-85, college: Oregon) had 11 points in the loss.

Khimky: Zoran Planinic 14, Paul Davis 14, Vitaliy Fridzon 11, Sergey Monya 11
Cantu: Manuchar Markoishvili 16, Maarten Leunen 11



Davon Jefferson joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (PBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Davon Jefferson (204-99kg-86, college: USC). He played last summer at Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa in Chinese NBL league. In two games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 14.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg and 3.0bpg. Jefferson won Chinese NBL championship title.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 3rd Team in 2012.
Jefferson has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Maccabi Haifa) and Russia (Triumph Lyubertsy).
He attended University of Southern California until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Fiji qualifies to the Semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Fiji-Samoa 88:65

Fiji qualifies to the Semifinals of the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The team overcame Samoa 88:65 in the Quarterfinal game to reach the Final Four.
Fiji took 17-14 after the first 10 minutes of the game and scored another 17 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to win the second period as Samoa replied with 19-17 rally. Fiji managed to win the third period 15-11 and then erupted with 39-21 in the last stanza.
Isireli Vuetibau paced all the winners with 25 points and Pita Sowakula as well as Mataika Koyamainavure tossed in 19 each. Filimoni Vulimailaucala delivered 14 points in a win. Ene Togia ended up with 20 points in defeat and Sapeti Tufuga scored 18. Theordore Mcfarland collected 10 points and 17 rebounds, whilst Fagaloia Vaetoe added 7.

Fiji: Isireli Vuetibau 25, Pita Sowakula 19, Mataika Koyamainavure 19, Filimoni Vulimailaucala 14
Samoa: Ene Togia 20, Sapeti Tufuga 18, Theordore Mcfarland 10+17 rebs, Fagaloia Vaetoe 7



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Marko Djurkovic joins Ezzahra - by Eurobasket News

Ezzahra Sports (Division I) agreed terms with 25-year old Serbian-Bosnian power forward Marko Djurkovic (205-87). He played last season at BC Vienna in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 10 games last year he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Vahostav-Zilina in Slovakian Extraliga. In 7 games he recorded 10.3ppg and 4.4rpg. The other team Djurkovic played shortly was Borac Nektar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 7 games he recorded 8.4ppg and 2.1rpg. He also spent pre-season at Igokea in Division I that year. 
Djurkovics team won Slovenian Supercup.
He was voted Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Newcomers Team in 2010. Djurkovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 71.1%, 3FGP: 50%, FT: 56.4%.
Djurkovic has played also professionally in Montenegro (Ibon Niksic), Serbia (Partizan, Sloga and Mega Vizura) and Slovenia (Krka).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)



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

International center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Mega Vizura and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 24-year old center had a double-double of 18 points and twelve rebounds, while his team outclassed OKK Beograd (#11, 4-6) with 27-point margin 107-80. It allowed Mega Vizura to consolidate first place in the Serbian A League. Mega Vizura has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 9-1. Marjanovic turned to be Mega Vizura's top player in his first season with the team. Marjanovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 17.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.4rpg) and averages solid 1.6bpg and 76.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old center Darko Rnic (208-C-89) of Smederevo. Rnic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Smederevo cruised to a 79-67 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Sloga (#14, 1-9). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Smederevo keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. Rnic is one of the most experienced players at Smederevo and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) of Metalac (#8). Zivanovic scored 20 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Metalac, leading his team to a 75-65 win against the higher-ranked Vrsac (#4, 6-4). Metalac needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Zivanovic has a very solid season. In 10 games in Serbia he scored 11.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Predrag Kosanovic (203-F-76) of BKK Radnicki - 24 points and 6 rebounds
5. Nemanja Dangubic (196-G/F-93) of Mega Vizura - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Nemanja Todorovic (205-C/F-91) of Borac - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. Marko Puzic (198-SG-85) of Jagodina - 20 points and 5 rebounds
8. Branko Jereminov (187-G-87) of Tamis - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
9. Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91) of Vrsac - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Vladimir Velickovic (178-G-89) of Konstantin - 10 points, 5 rebounds and 8 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)



EuroLeague: Drew Gordon scores late, propels Partizan past Lietuvos Rytas - by Eurobasket News

Partizan - Lietuvos Rytas 75:74

Drew Gordon dunked late in regulation to clinch victory for Partizan against Lietuvos Rytas in Belgrade. The win carried the hosts at 2-6 record in Group D. Davis Davis Bertans (203-SF-92) nailed 14 points to pace the hosts.
Partizan led comfortably 18:11 after ten minutes. Lietuvos Rytas found the right rhythm in the second term. The visitors cut the deficit at 6-point mark at halftime 39:33. Partizan took over again in the third quarter. The margin grew at 12-point mark on Drew Gordon lay-up. However Janis Blums dragged the visitors with 8 points at the final break 51:59. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) scored 6 points in an 11:0 run from the Lithuanian team to open the fourth quarter. The teams went neck and neck then. Seibutis made it 74:73 for Lietuvos Rytas with under two minutes remaining. But Drew Gordon dunked for a narrow Partizan lead with 90 seconds remaining. Seibutis missed two attempts in the remaining seconds as Partizan snatched a tough win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) posted 13 points, while Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 12 points in the victory. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Leon Radosevic provided 15 points in defeat.

Partizan: Davis Bertans 14, Vladimir Lucic 13, Dejan Musli 12
Lietuvos Rytas: Nemanja Nedovic 16, Leon Radosevic 15



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David Solomon named as the coach of Svit - by Michal Duchovic

BK Iskra Svit has finally found their coach, his name is David Solomon . 61-years old coach has been coaching for more then 20 years, he has experience from NCAA, Venezuela and Danemark. Also he has taken part in coach seminars in Greece or Izrael. His goal is to improve the team, because they won this season only two games from thirteen. He will coach his premiere game against MBK Banik Handlova. This game will be very important, because both teams are in bad form.


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EuroLeague: Panathinaikos Athens overcame Union Olimpija in Greece - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens - Union Olimpija 80:72

Panathinaikos Athens overcame Union Olimpija in Greece in Round 8 of EuroLeague. The Greek side grabbed 5-3 record in Group A after an 80:72 victory. The Slovenian team fell at 2-6 record.
Panathinaikos Athens was happy to go on 17-11 lead in front of 5000 local fans in O.A.K.A. Arena. Union Olimpija bounced back with 22-18 in the second frame and reduced to 2 points at the halftime. The third period became decisive in the game as the hosts erupted with 27-16 surge and never looked behind after. Union Olimpija won the last period 23-18 but managed to reduce to final 8 points.
Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) and Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) stepped up with 14 points each, while Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) nailed 13. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) tossed in 11, whilst Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) had 10. Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) finished the game with 17 points in the losing effort and Dino Muric (200-F-90) posted 16. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) had 11, whilst Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) accounted for 7.

Panathinaikos Athens: Roko-Leni Ukic 14, Marcus Banks 14, Stephane Lasme 13, Michael Bramos 11, Jonas Maciulis 10
Union Olimpija: Jaka Blazic 17, Dino Muric 16, Klemen Prepelic 11, Aaron Baynes 7



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Orions is replacing Terrence Leather for Scott Merritt - by JungHwan Seo

KBL star Leather Terrence (204-C-81, college: S.Florida) left Orions due to his knee injury. Orions announced on Wednesday that they will get a former NCAA star Scott Merritt (208-C-82, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Marquette).

"We were not trying to change Leather unless he wants to quit. He demands a full guarantee contract for rest of the season. But we could not accept that" Coach Choo Il-Seung said.

Scott Merritt was a college teammate of Dwayne Wade at Marquette University. He went to the Final Four in 2003 with D-wade. Merritt can run the floor and shoot the ball well even his big size.

"We do not have many choices. He is not a kind of guy who can fit for us perfectly. But his offence can be a good option for us" Choo Il-Seung said.



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EuroLeague: Caja Laboral complete comeback, eke out win over Emporio Armani - by Eurobasket News

Caja Laboral - Emporio Armani 64:62

Caja Laboral celebrated the second win in EuroLeague season. The Vitoria outfit held off visiting Emporio Armani to gain 2-6 record in Group C. The Italian team slipped at 3-5 record after the defeat. Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) scored 17 points to pace the hosts.
Emporio Armani started strong. The visitors pulled ahead early in the game and posted a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Emporio Armani went on a 14:0 run midway through the second quarter to build a 35:19 advantage. The visitors enjoyed a 42:28 halftime lead. Caja Laboral turned things around in the third term. They adjusted defensively and held their opponents to 11 points to narrow the margin at 8-point mark. Caja Laboral used a 6:0 spurt midway through the fourth frame to knot things up at 59. Omar-Sharif Cook (188-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.John's) put Emporio Armani back in charge with a three-pointer but Fernando San Emeterio responded with his own triple to keep teams drawn. Thomas Huertel followed with a layup as Caja Laboral surged in front with 5 seconds remaining. Basile had a chance to save the game for Emporio Armani but missed a three-pointer. Maciej Lampe (211-F/C-85) provided 14 points and 12 boards, while Thomas Heurtel (188-G-89) added 11 points in the win. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) answered with 16 points for Emporio Armani. Omar-Sharif Cook netted 14 points in defeat.

Caja Laboral: Fernando San Emeterio 17, Maciej Lampe 14+12 boards, Thomas Heurtel 11
Emporio Armani: Keith Langford 16, Omar-Sharif Cook 14



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2012 Pacific Youth Championships: New Zealand continue their winning streak - by Eurobasket News

Tahiti-New Zealand 48:70

New Zealand continue their winning streak at the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The team overcame Tahiti 70:48 and advanced to the Semifinals. Tahiti will start their 5-8 places campaign.
New Zealand started with 13-10 lead and added 24-13 in the second period. They dominated also the second half and posted two victories for the final 22-point win.
Raymond Penny paced all the winners with 16 points and Harrison Cutfield notched 14. Denhym Brooke added 9, while Jayden Bezzant scored 8. Byron Vahapata answered with 12 points in defeat and Jean Peters added 9. Tepoea Teurua followed them with 7 points in a loss.
Tomorrow Guam will take on ambitions New Zealand in the first Semifinal. Tahiti will open the day against New Caledonia in the Classification for 5-8 places.

Tahiti: Byron Vahapata 12, Jean Peters 9, Tepoea Teurua 7
New Zealand: Raymond Penny 16, Harrison Cutfield 14, Denhym Brooke 9, Jayden Bezzant 8



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Marko Djurkovic joins Ezzahra - by Eurobasket News

Ezzahra Sports (Division I) agreed terms with 25-year old Serbian-Bosnian power forward Marko Djurkovic (205-87). He played last season at BC Vienna in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 10 games last year he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.2apg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Vahostav-Zilina in Slovakian Extraliga. In 7 games he recorded 10.3ppg and 4.4rpg. The other team Djurkovic played shortly was Borac Nektar in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 7 games he recorded 8.4ppg and 2.1rpg. He also spent pre-season at Igokea in Division I that year. 
Djurkovics team won Slovenian Supercup.
He was voted Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Newcomers Team in 2010. Djurkovic represented Serbia at the European Championships U20 in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) five years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 8 games: 11.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 71.1%, 3FGP: 50%, FT: 56.4%.
Djurkovic has played also professionally in Montenegro (Ibon Niksic), Serbia (Partizan, Sloga and Mega Vizura) and Slovenia (Krka).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @DjordjeMatic)



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Gaziantep inks coach Cem Akdag - by Eurobasket News

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 56-year old coach Cem Akdag. He coached most recently at Galatasaray (TBL).
Akdag coached in the final of Turkish TBBL in 2008. He used to coach Turkish Women National Team (as & arrNT2(10,4) & ) back in 2007.
Akdag has coached previously another Turkish team: Karsiyaka.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @trendbasket)



Gaziantep inks coach Cem Akdag - by Eurobasket News

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) agreed terms with 56-year old coach Cem Akdag. He coached most recently at Galatasaray (TBL).
Akdag coached in the final of Turkish TBBL in 2008. He used to coach Turkish Women National Team (as & arrNT2(10,4) & ) back in 2007.
Akdag has coached previously another Turkish team: Karsiyaka.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @trendbasket)



Henry Domercant out indefinitely, Galatasaray looking for replacement - by Eurobasket News

After a long time Henry Domercant (194-G-80, college: E.Illinois) was on the court against Lokomotiv Kuban yesterday but it seems his bad luck keeps pursuing him. Just in 4 minutes 32 year-old player suffered another injury and MRI showed that he has a torn ACL. No timetable set for his return yet. Ismail Senol of Ntvspor.net reported that Galatasaray Medical Park is now looking for a replacement. One of their main transfer targets is Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) who had a successful season with Besiktas last season. Galatasaray Medical Park has to pay a buy-out fee to Besiktas in order to sign Arroyo.
Courtesy of: trendbasket.net



EuroLeague: Anadolu Efes Istanbul upset Cedevita in Zagreb - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita Zagreb - Anadolu Efes Istanbul 73:81

Anadolu Efes Istanbul upset Cedevita in Zagreb in the start of Round 8 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side grabbed 81:73 for 5-3 record in Group C. Cedevita meanwhile fell at 2-6 record.
Cedevita Zagreb started the game with 24-21 in the first period, but failed later in the game. The guests replied with 23-11 in the second frame and took 44:35 at the halftime. Cedevita Zagreb tied their best to recover in the game and posted 20-15 in the third period to trail 4 points after 30 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul meanwhile needed a 22-18 surge to post the important win.
Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) notched 17. Kerem Gonlum (208-PF-77) delivered 11, while Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) had 10. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) ended up with 24 points in the losing effort and Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) posted 18. Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) tossed in 12, while Vlado Ilievski (190-PG-80, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 7.

Cedevita Zagreb: Bracey Wright 24, Mickael Gelabale 18, Luksa Andric 12, Vlado Ilievski 7
Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Jordan Farmar 21, Sasha Vujacic 17, Kerem Gonlum 11, Semih Erden 10



Final Genclik tabs Sean Carter - by Selman Baydar

13th ranked TB2L team Final Spor Genclik Bursa (3-6) strengthened their squad by signing Sean Carter (205-F/C-88, college: Massachusetts). General Manager Ugur Ozmen expressed that the player will fill their gap for a big man whom they signed after a try-out period. Final Spor Genclik Bursa will face Akhisar Bld (6-3) on the road this weekend.

Sean Carter played for Masachusetts last season with 7,8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1,1 bpg and moved to Hungary-A Division side FS Debrecen for 2012-2013 where he made 14 ppg, 10 rpg and 1,3 bpg.



Courtesy of tbl.org.tr


Domercant tore his ACL, is out for 6 months - by Efe Gorkem

Bad news for Galatasaray Medical Park. Henry Domercant (194-G-80, college: E.Illinois) has an ACL injury from his right knee, and he's out for six months.

32 year old swingman had a right knee injury during a preseason game in Bandirma. After his recovery, he had a left hamstring injury in Poland against Trefl Sopot. He was fully fit before Galatasaray-Kuban game, but he stayed on the court just for four minutes. The star guard re-injured his right knee. Turkish TV channel NTV SPOR announced that Domercant will undergo an arthroscopic ACL reconstruction surgery, and he will be out for at least six months.

Galatasaray has Jaka Lakovic on their roster, however the club already accepted an offer from Siena. If Lakovic signs with Siena, Galatasaray is going to sign a replacement for Domercant. Point guard Carlos Arroyo is the first option. However, Galatasaray has to pay a fee to Besiktas for Puerto Rican guard.



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

Here is the weekly review of the top performing U.S. Virgin Islands players, who play currently abroad.

Walter Hodge
Walter Hodge
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Polish team Stelmet ZG to a victory over the closely-ranked Base Oostende (2-2) crushing them 85-61 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. Hodge was MVP of the game. He recorded 22 points and added 6 passes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Stelmet Zielona Gora (2-2) is placed second in the Eurocup. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Hodge is currently fifth on the league's list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Hodge averages: 20.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 41.7% and FT: 81.8%. He has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rican. Hodge is currently a member of the U.S. Virgin Islands senior national team.

Cuthbert Victor
Cuthbert Victor
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St., currently plays in Eurocup). He was the major contributor in a Le Mans' victory against the closely-ranked Artland Dragons (1-3) crushing them 88-51 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. Victor recorded 14 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (2-2) is placed second in the Eurocup. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Victor's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 65.2%(15-23), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 38.5% in the four games he played so far. Victor played for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team in 2011.

Frank Elegar
Frank Elegar
   #3. The U.S. Virgin Islands player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel, currently plays in Baltic League). He contributed to Kalev/Cramo's victory against the fifth-ranked LSU-Baltai (0-6) 73-61 in the Baltic League in Tuesday night's game. Elegar recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (4-2) is placed second in group D. There are only two games left until the end of the Baltic League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Elegar is currently fifth on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.2bpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 54.0% and FT: 58.8%. Elegar played for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team two years ago.

Gregory Washington
Gregory Washington
   #4. Power forward Gregory Washington (208-84, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Denmark) contributed to Svendborg's victory against the eighth-ranked Randers (3-10) 98-94 in the Danish Ligaen last Wednesday. He recorded 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 30 minutes. Svendborg Rabbits (13-0) is placed first in the Ligaen. So far his team won all thirteen games in the Regular Season. Washington is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (first place). This year he has very good stats: 15.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 2.4bpg in the 13 games. Washington is also U.S. Virgin Islands national team player.

Jason Edwin
Jason Edwin
   #5. International swingman Jason Edwin (197-81, college: Kent St., currently plays in Uruguay), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB could not help Nacional (5-17) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the 16th-placed Nacional was defeated 81-71 on the road by the higher-ranked Atletico Welcome (#12) in the Capital group. Edwin was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. This season Edwin has very high stats. He averages: 19.6ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg. Edwin plays currently for the U.S. Virgin Islands national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in NBA) was the major contributor in a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Toronto Raptors (3-13) 111-106 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. He scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 5 boards, handed out 6 passes and blocked 3 shots in 41 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 13-3 record this season. 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. It's Duncan's 16th year with the team. Duncan has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.4ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.6apg and 2.4bpg in the 16 games he played so far. Duncan has a dual citizenship: U.S. Virgin Islands and American.

   #2. Rakeem Christmas (206-F/C-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Colgate University crushing them 87-51 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. He scored 10 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. The Syracuse University has conference record this season. Christmas has very impressive stats this year: 19.6ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.2spg in the nine games.

Other top U.S. Virgin Islands players, who play abroad:

Raja Bell (196-F/G-76) plays for Utah Jazz in the NBA
Julius Hodge (201-G-83) plays for Paris-Levallois in French ProA
Ivan Aska (200-F-90) plays for Leuven Bears in Belgian Ethias League



Cheshire Phoenix: New signing Jerome Gumbs to debut for reborn club in Mersey Tigers derby - by David Edole

by Alec Doyle, Chester Chronicle

FROM the ashes of the most traumatic episode in the history of Cheshire professional basketball, the revitalised Cheshire Phoenix will officially take their place in the BBL Championship tomorrow evening.

The re-branded franchise tips-off with a derby match at Mersey Tigers before welcoming Newcastle Eagles to the Northgate Arena on Sunday (5.30pm).

New Phoenix signing Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF) will suit-up against his former club as the franchise, now a not-for-profit Community Interest Club, looks to score a third victory over Tony Walshs Tigers.

Small forward/shooting guard Gumbs, 30, from St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, is a replacement for the departed Kenny Moore.

It is hoped his familiarity with the BBL will help the Phoenix put the recent shaky form of their former incarnation, the Cheshire Jets, firmly behind them.

We've played well against the Tigers so far, said stand-in Phoenix coach Chez Marks.

It's going to be a fight to come out of there with a win. Josh McGinn played really well against us in the last game and they are improving all the time so we need to focus and do everything right if we want to win the points.

Tigers forward Chris Bigley is planning a tough welcome for the Phoenix at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park.

Cheshire have made a lot of headlines over the past few weeks, seeing off a solid Durham team with ease and that play against Manchester, so theyre confident, he said.

Alif Blands stepped up to the plate carrying a scoring load following Moores departure and hes a freakish athlete, so stopping him is key to stopping their team.

The Eagles blew Cheshire away 95-69 last Friday in Newcastle and come to the Northgate hungry to regain top spot.

In my opinion we didnt do too well against the Eagles, said Marks. They are a great team and really pressure you on defence. We need to play hard and play with confidence and match their intensity.

Eagles player-coach Fab Flournoy does not expect the Phoenix to make life as easy this time.

Theyve played through a lot of adversity this year, said Flournoy. The Northgate is always a tough place to play. If were not ready it will be a long night.



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Falcons gives last repects to Ssimbwaas they await for the clash against Warriors - by Joel Nature

John Ssimbwa remains very much part of Falcons the team he gave his all until passing on in June, 2011.

Falcons preparation for the Fuba League best-of-seven final series against Warriors included a trip to Ssimbwas burial site in Masaka on Monday. Actually, this was always on the calendar just that the schedule had not allowed until now, club chairman Denis Mbidde said as his team braces for game one of the series due Sunday at YMCA.

It was good for team bonding. There were options like a party but honouring him was the best thing we could think of. In beating KIU Titans 72-57 last Sunday to clinch the best-of-five semi-final series 3-2, Falcons are back to the exact place where Ssimbwa put them.

It will be the six-time champions first appearance in the final since 2008. Their last title came in 2007 when they beat Warriors 3-2 coming from 2-0 down.

Playing for Ssimbwa has been an open secret to Falcons drive this season. He is always with us in spirit, his brother Henry Ssemanda said LAST Sunday. They even had a portrait of the former club founder and patron in the dugout against KIU.
courtesy of ikigongo@ug.nationmedia.com



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Ubaka has replaced Sparks - by Alexander Muzyka

Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85) 's try-out satisfied Hoverla's headquarters. Earlier rumors say Ubaka played not so good as Patrick Sparks (184-G-83) but there was another information appeared for some days. So now officialy was announced Ubaka will replace Sparks in Hoverla's roster.
Patrick Grant Sparks debut in Europe happened at 2006 in Spartak. Then he played in Benfica, Giessen 46ers, Walter Tigers. Than it was two seasons in Hoverla (2008-10, 70 games at all: 16,3 ppg, 5,1 apg, 3,4 rpg, 1,9 spg). Sparks played in AEK, BC Odesa and Phoenix Hagen for another two years untill he returned to Ivano-Frankivsk (13 games: 7,7 ppg, 3,4 apg, 3,4 rpg).
Ayinde X. Ubaka began his European career by try-outs and some games in Slask, Energa Czarni, Skyliners and Antwerp Giants in season 2007/08. Then there were 12 games of him in New Yorker Phantoms (1,8 ppg) and three seasons in a different teams of Australia. Hoverla was so satisfied of 7,0 ppg, 3,5 rpg, 2,5 apg Ubaka showed in two try-out games that decided to ink him instead of Sparks.



Ruslan Otverchenko joined BC Donetsk - by Alexander Muzyka

Ruslan Otverchenko (192-SG-90) became the first newcomer of BC Donetsk during this season. Ukrainian guard left BC Kyiv on his own because of club's contract obligatons failure, he said. But BC Donetsk official site has announced the 'tigers' loaned Otverchenko for a three months - perhaps from BC Kyiv. 22-years-old played 6 games this season, scoring 9,5 ppg + 2,1 rpg. He was also the player of a different youth NT's and the candidate to the seniors NT. Otverchenko was the participant and the 3p-shot contest winner of Superleague All Star Day-2012.


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Raiders Have Love Plan - by Jeff King

Plymouth Raiders Head Coach Gavin Love was down but not disheartened or out after his side slipped to a 107 - 90 home defeat in the first leg of The BBL Cup Semi-Final on their home court last Sunday to the Newcastle Eagles.

Love, was of course, disappointed with the result but not with the way his team had played and was still optimistic ahead of Friday's second leg in Newcastle.

"To be honest apart from losing the game I thought we played really well. Obviously (Damon) Huffman was the difference between the two sides. He caught fire and then (Charles) Smith caught fire and then (Joe) Chapman caught fire."

"In all honesty to lose the second half only by seven against a team shooting that well, we actually played quite well. We definitely improved in some areas in that second half. I thought the last two minutes of the first half killed us with referees missing some calls all over the place that really hurt us."

"Taking that in to consideration I'm actually reasonably pleased with our performance but when you come up against a team that shoots like that with hands in their faces then there's really not that much you can do about it. If we'd have lost in a different fashion I'd probably be sitting there feeling really mad but I'm ok with it as they shot the lights out really."

So, how will Love prepare himself and his team for the second leg?

"We have to go in and get hot in a hurry and that's it really. I mean seventeen points for me is doable and at the end of the day we've actually got a better away record than we do a home record at the moment. We're playing a lot better on the road than at home although I have no idea why".

"So, we're going to go up there and come out playing some good basketball. Tonight we had a few errors at the end and a few poor decisions with regards to clock management and that's going to happen. But I think that although it's a seventeen point loss it could have been a helluva lot worse."

"We've got forty minutes not just twenty and we're going to have to go out and put our best foot forward and do what we can. So yes, very disappointed to be down but look they were as hot as a pistol tonight so what are you going to do? We just have to be equally as hot at their place and hope they aren't."

Clearly Love has hope in his heart and has to fire up his troops with a belief they can pull it back and so make The BBL Cup Final and avenge last season's two losses to The Eagles in both the Cup and BBL Trophy Finals.



Jones Looks To Stop The Rot - by Paul Nilsen

Manchester Giants shooting guard James Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) knows that his side need to turn their recent poor form around as they face a tough weekend.

The Giants have won only one of their last nine BBL Championship games, slipping out of the play-off spots, and host Glasgow Rocks on Friday night before travelling to Surrey Heat on Saturday evening.

"We've had a good week in practice, a couple of players have knocks so we've been a bit down numbers-wise, but we had a lot of work to do" said Jones.

"We're in a bit of a rut having lost five on the bounce, but in most of those games we've lost we've been in a decent position until down the stretch, although a couple of times we've started badly and given ourselves too much to do.

"We've can't do that against Rocks. We lost by three up there, and we were comfortable until half-time. We then started trading baskets before missing a couple and they went on a run.

"Kieron [Achara] has gone from them, but I know they've got a new big guy, and I'm sure the other guys will step up and fill in. They'll be tough and Sterling has them playing some good defence, but we need to concentrate on our game and hopefully that will be enough to get the win."

Jones will face one of his former clubs when the Giants travel to Surrey Sports Park on Saturday to face a Heat team who are third in the BBL Championship table:

"They've started the season well" said Jones. "With no disrespect to them, I'm sure they've surprised a few people.

"They've got a couple of players who've been there for a while and are comfortable with Creon's system. They play well together and have some athletic guys and good shooters.

"It's a tough game for us the night after we play Rocks, but we have to be ready and we're well aware we haven't won a game on the road yet. When you're losing, you want to get on and play games to end the streak."

Heat were Jones' first BBL club, helping them to a BBL Trophy and play-off double, and 28-year-old Englishman admits that it's a very different organisation to the one he left: "I left in 2008, and although I still speak to a couple of fans when I'm down there, there's no one left from the playing side. Mike [Martin] and Dean Williams where the last two players left from that team - Julius Joseph didn't join until the following year - and they've got a different coach, name and home court.

"It's always nice to play at my former clubs, whether it's Heat, Tigers or Raiders, but most important thing now is Giants."



New Cheshire Club Launched As Phoenix - by Paul Nilsen

The BBL are delighted to announce that new owners have been found for the Cheshire franchise and that the club will now be known as Cheshire Phoenix.

The new owners have come forward from the supporter base of the club and are led by local businessmen Terry Hearfield and Andrew Donaldson alongside local basketball stalwarts Mike Burton & Andy Green.

BBL COO Andy Webb enthused, "We are delighted that the new ownership has been found and particularly from within the supporter base. We believe that having a grouping involved who care so passionately about the club but with the necessary business acumen will ensure its longevity and help to build a sustainable future."

"We'd like to put on record our thanks for the invaluable support of the club's superb volunteer base during our time running the club."

Cheshire Phoenix spokesperson Andrew Donaldson added "'The volunteers, the players, the fans and the local community have really pulled together to enable the club to survive. We are looking forward to rebuilding the club on firm foundations and hope to repeat some of the clubs past successes, this is what we have all been working towards and it's what the fans deserve.'

The new owners' first game will come on Friday as Phoenix travel to Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park looking to complete a season sweep over Mersey Tigers. Phoenix's first home game under the new ownership will come on Sunday when they face reigning BBL champions Newcastle Eagles at the Northgate Arena, with the game scheduled to tip off at 5:30PM.



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Results for the Uruguayan League - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Uruguayan League (Capital)
Bohemios 103 - Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles) 31 pts, 16 reb. 2 blocks, 5 assists, Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan) 30 pts. 10 reb. 7 assists, Dwayne Curtis (203-C-85, college: Mississippi) 20 points 11 rebounds 1 block.
Larre Borges 91 - Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: TSS Management, college: Widener) 36 pts. 14 reb. 2 blocks 3 assits, Leandro Taboada (180-G-86) 21 pts. 2 reb. 3 assists. Zendon Hamilton (209-C-75, college: St.John's) 19 pts. 9 reb.
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Welcome 89 - Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 32 pts. 12 reb. 1 block, Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 15 pts. 3 reb. Santiago Moglia (196-F-89) 17 pts. 4 reb. 7 assits
Cordon 68 - Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) 22 pts. 8 reb. Mike Davis 8 pts. Johnny Rodriguez (197-F-83) 13 pts 2 reb.
(This game began 10/27, and then it was interrupted with 2.44 left to finish after a quarrel among players. The 2.44 minutes left were player on 11/29




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

28-year old forward Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: TSS Management) put on an amazing game in the last round for Larre Borges and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
He had a double-double of 43 points and 14 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Un.Atletica (#3, 16-6) 76-84. Larre Borges maintains the 15th position in Uruguayan league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 17 games and recorded just five victories. Clarkson turned to be Larre Borges' top player in his first season with the team. Widener University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Clarkson is in league's top in points (4th best: 25.8ppg), rebounds (5th best: 11.6rpg) and averages solid 1.3bpg and 3.0spg.

Second best performed player last round was Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) of Aguada. He is naturalized Italian guard in his first season at Aguada. In the last game Garcia Morales recorded impressive 51 points and 4 assists. Of course he lead Aguada to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked Hebraica (#5, 14-8) 110-86. Aguada's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Garcia Morales is a newcomer at Aguada and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Terence Shellman (198-F-78) of Sayago (#11). Shellman scored 27 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Shellman's great performance Sayago lost 91-98 to the higher-ranked Bohemios (#8, 11-11). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Sayago ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Shellman could help Sayago to bring them higher in the standings. Shellman has a great season in Uruguay. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.0rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 53.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gary Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Defensor - 19 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of Trouville - 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Christopher Hayes (206-F-87) of Aguada - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81) of Cordon - 31 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Rodrigo Trelles (191-F-88) of Bohemios - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84) of Tabare - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Olimpia - 20 points, 15 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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Davon Jefferson joins Enisey - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk (PBL) agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Davon Jefferson (204-99kg-86, college: USC). He played last summer at Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa in Chinese NBL league. In two games he had very impressive stats: 18.0ppg, 14.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg and 3.0bpg. Jefferson won Chinese NBL championship title.
He was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 3rd Team in 2012.
Jefferson has played also professionally in France (ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket), Israel (Maccabi Haifa) and Russia (Triumph Lyubertsy).
He attended University of Southern California until 2008 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center




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Women News

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Nov. 24: Vozdovac - Athlete Celje 82-70
Nov. 24: Celik - Partizan 76-80
Nov. 28: Sloboda - Vojvodina 54-95
Nov. 24: Vrsac - PEAC-PECS 41-72
Nov. 24: Ilrija - Mladi Krajisnik


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sanja OROZOVIC
  Athlete .
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 21
 1. Orozovic, Athlete21.0 
 2. Popovic, Vojvodina18.0 
 3. Bucevac, Vojvodina17.9 
 4. Colic, Radivoj Kor.16.2 
 5. Latinovic, Sloboda15.8 
 6. Dabovic, Partizan14.9 
 7. Kovacevic, Vozdov.14.8 
 8. Markovic, Mladi K.14.4 
 9. Velinovic, Mladi K.14.3 
 10. Jaeschke, PE.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena VELINOVIC
  Mladi K.
  (193-C-81)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Velinovic, Mladi K.10.5 
 2. Marjanovic, Vrsac9.0 
 3. Stankovic, Sloboda8.9 
 4. Radovic, Vozdovac8.8 
 5. Jovanovic, Radivo.8.7 
 6. Bucevac, Vojvodina8.0 
 7. Jaeschke, PE.7.7 
 8. Ivancevic, Vojvo.7.0 
 9. Orozovic, Athlete6.7 
 10. Lisec, Athlete Ce.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Irena VRANCIC
  Vozdovac
  (167-G-90)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Vrancic, Vozdovac4.9 
 2. Popovic, Vojvodina4.8 
 3. Radocaj, Partizan4.2 
 4. Latinovic, Sloboda3.9 
 5. Panic, Ilrija3.9 
 6. Jaksic, Vrsac3.8 
 7. Zivadinovic, Mladi3.7 
 8. Colic, Radivoj Kor.3.6 
 9. Furesz, PE.3.6 
 10. Bejtic, Celik3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Milica DABOVIC
  Partizan
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Dabovic, Partizan3.5 
 2. Kajtaz, Sloboda3.3 
 3. Popovic, Vojvodina3.1 
 4. Abramovic, Athlet.3.0 
 5. Kovacevic, Vozdov.2.8 
 6. Ivancevic, Vojvo.2.4 
 7. Furesz, PE.2.4 
 8. Vrancic, Vozdovac2.4 
 9. Radocaj, Partizan2.4 
 10. Jovanovic, Radivo.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dragana STANKOVIC
  Sloboda
  (188-PF-95)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Stankovic, Sloboda3.3 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.1.7 
 3. Velinovic, Mladi K.1.0 
 4. Jovanovic, Radivo.1.0 
 5. Radovic, Vozdovac1.0 
 6. Ivancevic, Vojvo.0.8 
 7. Marjanovic, Vrsac0.7 
 8. Bogoje, Celik0.7 
 9. Stupar, Vojvodina0.6 
 10. Colic, Radivoj Ko.0.6 



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  AUSTRALIA   


2012 Pacific Youth Championships: Australia cruise past Papua New Guinea - by Eurobasket News

Australia - Papua New Guinea 124:23

Australia continued their dominant performance at the 2012 Pacific Youth Championships. The hosts knocked down Papua New Guinea to enter the semifinal stage of the competition. Georgia Pineau stepped up with 29 points and 13 rebounds to pace the hosts.
Australia opened the game with a 35:4 rally. They piled up a 66:13 halftime advantage. Australia stayed in control over the second half. The home team posted a 96:15 advantage heading into the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Danijela Milsic netted 22 points and collected 13 boards, while Alexandra Sharp provided 20 points and 18 boards for Australia. Renagi Fred answered with 10 points for Papua New Guinea. Rosa Kairi netted 6 points in the loss.

Australia: Georgia Pineau 29+13 boards, Danijela Milsic 22+13 boards, Alexandra Sharp 20+18 boards
Papua New Guinea: Renagi Fred 10, Rosa Kairi 6



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Standings - Women

Premier League Standings
 1. Olimpia 5-0 
 2. Tsmoki-Minsk 5-1 
 3. Gorizont 4-2 
 4. Berezina 2-3 
 5. Sozh Gomel 2-4 
 6. Victoria 2-5 
 7. BrGU 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 28: Berezina - Tsmoki-Minsk 54-72
Dec. 5: Tsmoki-Minsk - Sozh Gomel
Dec. 5: Berezina - BrGU
Dec. 5: Olimpia - Victoria


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Olga KOPYLOVA
  Sozh G.
  (187-F-82)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Kopylova, Sozh G.21.2 
 2. Chubkavets, Berez.17.0 
 3. Kiriyenko, Sozh Go.16.8 
 4. Shapochkina, Olimp.15.6 
 5. Anufryienka, Goriz.14.7 
 6. Filonchyk, Olimpia14.6 
 7. Likhtarovich, Gori.14.3 
 8. Adamik, BrGU13.2 
 9. Papova, Olimpia13.2 
 10. Hasper, Tsmoki-M.12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lyubov ALYOSHKINA
  Olimpia
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Alyoshkina, Olimpia12.0 
 2. Khomenchuk, Goriz.10.2 
 3. Kiriyenko, Sozh Go.10.2 
 4. Alikina, Gorizont8.8 
 5. Kopylova, Sozh G.8.7 
 6. Iordan, Tsmoki-M.8.3 
 7. Filonchyk, Olimpia8.2 
 8. Haponava, Berezina7.8 
 9. Papova, Olimpia7.6 
 10. Rusak, BrGU7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nadzeya DROZD
  Olimpia
  (174-G-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Drozd, Olimpia4.8 
 2. Likhtarovich, Gori.4.0 
 3. Valko, Gorizont3.5 
 4. Anufryienka, Goriz.3.5 
 5. Papova, Olimpia3.4 
 6. Shapochkina, Olimp.2.8 
 7. Rannaveski, Olimpia2.8 
 8. Kakhanskaya, BrGU2.3 
 9. Yakovits, Tsmoki-M.2.3 
 10. Tsiruleva, Tsmoki.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nadzeya DROZD
  Olimpia
  (174-G-83)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Drozd, Olimpia4.2 
 2. Rusak, BrGU3.5 
 3. Anufryienka, Goriz.3.2 
 4. Papova, Olimpia3.0 
 5. Voishal, Victoria2.4 
 6. Ivashchanka, Goriz.2.3 
 7. Likhtarovich, Gori.2.3 
 8. Shapochkina, Olimp.2.2 
 9. Kalikh, Berezina2.0 
 10. Chubkavets, Bere.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tetyana LYSENKO
  Sozh G.
  (180-F-93)
  Avg: 0
 1. Lysenko, Sozh G.0.0 
 2. Lipinskaya, Gorizo.0.0 
 3. Yakovits, Tsmoki-M.0.0 
 4. Likhtarovich, Gori.0.0 
 5. Valko, Gorizont0.0 
 6. Lalovich, Tsmoki-M.0.0 
 7. Turomsha, Berezina0.0 
 8. Kravtsov, Sozh G.0.0 
 9. Tsarevich, Victoria0.0 
 10. Kozun, Olimpia0.0 


EuroCup: Gorizont upset Telge, advance into eighth-finals - by Eurobasket News

Gorizont - Telge Basket 65:64

Gorizont clinched a crucial road win over Telge Basket in EuroCup Group E. The victory means the Belarusian occupied the second position in Group E and qualified for the eighth-final stage. Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) nailed 17 points and grabbed 13 boards to pace the home team.
It was a do-or-die battle for both teams. The first term ended with an 18:18 draw. Gorizont put their noses in front in the second quarter. The hosts eked out a 36:34 halftime lead. The hosts opened a 7-point lead midway through the third frame. But Telge capped the quarter with five straight points to narrow the gap at 2-point mark 46:48. Kristina Alikina ensured a 56:48 lead for Gorizont midway through the final term. Telge went on a 7:0 run late in regulation to snatch a 64:63 lead with seconds remaining. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) nevertheless found a chance to sink a layup and brought victory for the hosts. She finished with 13 points, while Natalia Anufryienka (174-G-85, agency: LBM Management) added 11 points for the winners. Angelique Robinson (179-F, college: JMU) answered with 19 points for Telge. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-SG-91) netted 16 points in defeat.

Gorizont: Kristina Alikina 17+13 boards, Tatsiana Likhtarovich 13, Natalia Anufryienka 11
Telge Basket: Angelique Robinson 19, Cleopatra Forsman-Goga 16



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EuroCup: Union Hainaut beat Young Cats - by Eurobasket News

Lotto Young Cats - Union Hainaut 79:100

Union Hainaut finished the EuroCup regular season on a high. They knocked down Young Cats in Belgium to clinch the top spot in Group B. Young Cats fell at 1-5 record at the bottom of the ladder.
Union Hainaut got to a slow start to the game. Union Hainaut led by as many as 6 points after the starting quarter 28:22. The French team slowly came back to life and level things up at 47 after twenty minutes. Union Hainaut went off the dressing room firing from all guns. They ignited a 29:11 rally to clear off. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the final term and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Amanda Jackson (178-G/F-85, college: Miami, OH) netted 28 points for Union Hainaut. Vera Perostiyska (195-C-82, college: FIU) contributed 22 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) answered with 18 points for Young Cats. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) chipped in 16 points in the loss.

Lotto Young Cats: Sofie Hendrickx 18, Antonia Delaere 16
Union Hainaut: Amanda Jackson 28, Vera Perostiyska 22, Stefanie Murphy 19



EuroCup: Nantes Reze ease past Sint Katelijne - by Eurobasket News

Sint Katelijne - Nantes Reze 59:80

Nantes Reze knocked down Sint Katelijne in the final round of EuroCup regular season. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) nailed 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the winners.
Nantes Reze set the tone early. They triggered a 23:7 run in the starting frame. The French team kept Sint Katelijne at distance throughout the second quarter. Nantes Reze accounted for a 43:23 halftime lead. The visitors boosted the gap even more in the third term. They piled up a massive 23-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Nantes Reze never looked back and clinched a well-deserved win at the end. Caroline Aubert (168-PG-80, college: Colorado) posted 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Marielle Amant (190-F/C-89) added 14 points for the visitors. Daphne Van Dessel (170-PG-82) replied with 18 points for Sint Katelijne. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) netted 9 points in the loss.

Sint Katelijne: Daphne Van Dessel 18, Sara Leemans 9
Nantes Reze: Viktoria Mircheva 17, Caroline Aubert 16, Marielle Amant 14



EuroCup: Tarbes clinch top position in Group C - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Namur - Tarbes 59:77

Tarbes eased past Belfius Namur on the road to claim the top place in EuroCup regular season Group C. Jovana Rad (187-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) came up with 18 points and 9 boards to pace the French outfit. Belfius Namur finished the tournament winless at 0-6.
Tarbes set the tone early. They surprised Belfius Namur with a 24:15 rally in the opening quarter. The Belgian team managed to change the complexion of the game in the second term. The hosts cut the margin by 7 points to trail 35:37 at halftime. However Tarbes were back in control in the second half. They stretched the lead to 9 points at the final intermission 60:51. Tarbes limited Belfius Namur at 8 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Joyce Cousseins-Smith (165-PG-88) netted 17 points, while Angelica Robinson (197-F-87, college: Georgia) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Djenebou Sissoko (185-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) answered with 17 points and 12 boards for Belfius Namur. Laurence Van Malderen (192-C-81, agency: LBM Management) chipped in 15 points in defeat.

Belfius Namur: Djenebou Sissoko 17+12 boards, Laurence Van Malderen 15
Tarbes: Jovana Rad 18, Joyce Cousseins-Smith 17, Angelica Robinson 14+10 boards



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Botswana U20 National Team 2012 - by Simas

Monicah Tlou 96
Patience Tebo Mmeseletsi 94
Onalenna Banda 93
Khumo Sharon Leburu 93
Osego Sechele 93
Katlego Bobo Mogae 93
Gamu Nkobodo 96
Laone Monageng 94
Lebogang Maithamako 93
Loago Ikalafeng 96
Thato Tema 94
Lebogang Masogo 94
Katlego Modiane Seitshiro 96
Eva Bontshetse Mokubung 93
Motshidisi Ramoshebi 96
Kabo Masimege 94



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EuroCup: Dynamo Kursk rally past Dunav 8806 - by Eurobasket News

Dynamo Kursk - Dunav 8806 80:66

Dynamo Kursk accounted for the fourth straight win in EuroCup Group F. They overcame Dunav at home court to clinch the top position in the ladder. Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) came up with 16 points to lead the hosts. Dunav suffered the fourth loss in a row.
Dynamo led by just a single point after ten minutes 23:22. The Russian team however stretched the lead in the second period. Dynamo posted a 39:35 halftime advantage. Dynamo Kursk cleared off in the third term. The hosts triggered a 22:12 run to build a 14-point lead at the final intermission. Dynamo and Dunav traded baskets throughout the fourth stanza as the home team rolled to a confident win at the end. Ausra Bimbaite (179-SG-82) and Ekaterina Lisina (198-C-87) knocked down 14 points each for the winners. Kristina Santiago (185-F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Cal Poly - SLO) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Dunav 8806. Amanda Johnson (187-F-90, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) netted 17 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

Dynamo Kursk: Epiphanny Prince 16, Ausra Bimbaite 14, Ekaterina Lisina 14
Dunav 8806: Kristina Santiago 20, Amanda Johnson 17



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Nov. 28: St.Mary''s - Dalhousie 85-64
Nov. 25: Memorial - New Brunsw. 77-56
Nov. 28: Acadia - St.Francis X. 73-74
Nov. 29: Mount Royal - Saskatchewan
Nov. 29: UNBC - Alberta


CIS Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justine COLLEY
  St.Mary''s
  (175-G-91)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Colley, St.Mary''s29.3 
 2. Polishchuk, Laure.26.2 
 3. Roper, St.Franc.22.0 
 4. Moore, Acadia21.3 
 5. Schuetze, TRU20.8 
 6. Young, UBC19.1 
 7. Strom, TWU19.0 
 8. Vaughan, Western19.0 
 9. Emmerson, Saskatc.18.8 
 10. Colborne, New B.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maddie STEPHEN
  Ottawa
  (186-F-)
  Avg: 12
 1. Stephen, Ottawa12.0 
 2. Schuetze, TRU11.3 
 3. Van Koughnet., UN.10.0 
 4. Lauzon, Toronto9.7 
 5. Roper, St.Franc.9.6 
 6. Yeldon, Laurier9.0 
 7. Bonsu, Laurier8.8 
 8. Emmerson, Saskatc.8.8 
 9. Nkosi, Acadia8.7 
 10. Pierre, St.Franc.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miah-Marie LANGLOIS
  Windsor
  (176-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Langlois, Windsor6.2 
 2. Goodis, Victoria6.1 
 3. Duxbury, TRU5.8 
 4. Polishchuk, Laure.5.4 
 5. Nofuente, Ryerson5.3 
 6. Ring, Ottawa5.2 
 7. Luyken, UFV5.1 
 8. Olsen, Lethbridge4.8 
 9. Sheehan, St.Franc.4.7 
 10. Boag, Queen''s4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Justine COLLEY
  St.Mary''s
  (175-G-91)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Colley, St.Mary''s4.2 
 2. Langlois, Windsor4.2 
 3. Clarke, Regina3.6 
 4. Duxbury, TRU3.5 
 5. Goodis, Victoria3.1 
 6. Cameron, Lethb.3.1 
 7. Polishchuk, Laure.3.0 
 8. Jarrett, Calgary2.8 
 9. Nofuente, Ryerson2.8 
 10. Sibo, Acadia2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jasmine DOUGLAS
  Guelph
  (183-C-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Douglas, Guelph2.0 
 2. Schuetze, TRU2.0 
 3. Kuntze, Waterloo1.8 
 4. Clemencon, Windsor1.8 
 5. Duinker, Acadia1.8 
 6. Traer, Ottawa1.5 
 7. Cole, Calgary1.3 
 8. Colley, St.Mary''s1.3 
 9. Kreiger, Windsor1.2 
 10. Langlois, Windsor1.2 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maya MOORE
  Shanxi
  (183-SG-89)
  Avg: 43.7
 1. Moore, Shanxi43.7 
 2. Cambage, Zhejiang30.8 
 3. Appel, Henan27.0 
 4. Little, Shanghai25.7 
 5. Ji, Heilongjiang25.0 
 6. Taylor, Yunnan22.2 
 7. Miao, Shenyang20.0 
 8. Wang, Guangdong17.5 
 9. Sun, Henan17.3 
 10. Zhang, Shanxi17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jayne APPEL
  Henan
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Appel, Henan15.9 
 2. Thomas, Jiangsu15.3 
 3. Taylor, Yunnan13.5 
 4. Moore, Shanxi12.3 
 5. Goodlett, Heilongj.10.4 
 6. Little, Shanghai10.0 
 7. Cambage, Zhejiang8.6 
 8. Young, Beijing8.0 
 9. Chen, Bayi7.8 
 10. Liu, Heilongjiang7.6 
Assists Per Game
 LiJie MIAO
  Shenyang
  (178-F-81)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Miao, Shenyang8.4 
 2. Ma, Heilongjiang6.9 
 3. Bian, Zhejiang5.8 
 4. Chen, Jiangsu5.3 
 5. Song, Bayi4.9 
 6. Liu, Yunnan4.7 
 7. Moore, Shanxi4.5 
 8. Wu, Shanxi4.4 
 9. Ji, Heilongjiang4.0 
 10. Zhou, Beijing4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sophia YOUNG
  Beijing
  (186-F-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Young, Beijing3.0 
 2. Moore, Shanxi2.7 
 3. Song, Bayi2.6 
 4. Little, Shanghai2.3 
 5. Zhai, Yunnan2.2 
 6. Liu, Yunnan2.2 
 7. Zuo, Bayi2.0 
 8. Ma, Heilongjiang2.0 
 9. Kim, Beijing2.0 
 10. Cao, Yunnan1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Zhejiang
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Cambage, Zhejiang2.8 
 2. Taylor, Yunnan2.7 
 3. Appel, Henan2.4 
 4. Moore, Shanxi1.8 
 5. Thomas, Jiangsu1.6 
 6. Wei, Guangdong1.4 
 7. Nuo, Jiangsu1.1 
 8. Goodlett, Heilongj.0.8 
 9. Huan, Jiangsu0.7 
 10. Chen, Bayi0.6 


Maya Moore claims Chinese WCBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Spanish Maya Moore (183-SG-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Shanxi and that's her to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 23-year old shooting guard had a double-double of 55 points and eighteen rebounds, while her team beat Shanghai (#5, 5-5) 99-85. It allowed Shanxi to consolidate first place in the Chinese WCBA. Shanxi have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Moore had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range. She turned to be Shanxi's top player in her first season with the team. University of Connecticut graduate has very impressive stats this year. Moore is league's best scorer averaging so far 43.7ppg. Moore is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 12.3rpg), assists (7th best: 4.5apg) and averages solid 1.8bpg,2.7spg,53.1% FGP and 41.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American power forward Jayne Appel (193-F/C-88) of Henan. Appel impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Henan was edged by Jiangsu (4-6) 71-69. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Henan keeps 9th position. Her team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-6 record. Appel is a newcomer at Henan and it seems she did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.0ppg (#3). She also registered 15.9 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Lindsay Taylor (203-C-81) of Yunnan (#4). Taylor showcased her all-around game by recording 23 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. She was a key player of Yunnan, leading her team to a 82-75 win against slightly lower-ranked Beijing (#6, 5-5). Yunnan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Taylor has a great season in China. After only 6 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.2ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 13.5rpg (3rd best). She also has 2.7bpg and FGP: 50.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sasha Goodlett (195-C-90) of Heilongjiang - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91) of Zhejiang - 27 points and 5 rebounds
6. Nan Chen (197-C-83) of Bayi - 20 points and 11 rebounds
7. YanYan Ji (182-G-85) of Heilongjiang - 35 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Tamika Catchings (186-SF-79) of Guangdong - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. XueMei Dong (180-F-92) of Zhejiang - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jing Huang (183-F-85) of Shanghai - 29 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)



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CEWL: Kara Trutnov earn first win of season - by Eurobasket News

Kara Trutnov - DKSK Miskolc 73:59

Kara Trutnov accounted for the first win in the Central European Womens League. They overcame DKSK Miskolc at home court to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Katerina Hindrakova (176-G/F-88) stepped up with 19 points to pace the Czech team.
Kara Trutnov ensured a strong start to the game. The hosts built a 17:8 lead ten minutes into the encounter. The Czech team stayed in control throughout the second quarter. Trutnov posted a 55:32 halftime lead. DKSK Miskolc cut the deficit in the third term. The Hungarian team picked up the tempo and got within just four points at the final break 48:52. But Kara Trutnov timely stopped the rot and coasted to the victory in the final quarter. Ambrosia Anderson (186-F-84, college: BYU) finished with 15 points, while Petra Zaplatova (175-G/F-91) and Andrea Vackova (178-F-89) added 9 points each for the winning side. Brittainey Raven (183-G-88, college: Texas) answered with 17 points and 12 rebounds for DKSK Miskolc. Maja Skoric (184-F-89) had 16 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Kara Trutnov: Katerina Hindrakova 19, Ambrosia Anderson 15, Petra Zaplatova 9, Andrea Vackova 9
DKSK Miskolc: Brittainey Raven 17+12 boards, Maja Skoric 16+12 boards



CEWL: ICIM Arar storm past DSK Karlin - by Eurobasket News

DSK Karlin - ICIM Arad 46:79

ICIM Arad delivered the third consecutive win at the start of the Central European Women League. The Romanian team overwhelmed DSK Karlin on the road to gain 3-0 record in Group B. Kari Laplante (195-C-89, college: USC) provided 12 points to pace well-balanced effort from the visitors.
ICIM Arad opened the game with a stifling defence. They limited the hosts to 13 points in the first period and grabbed a 3-point lead. ICIM Arad stepped on the gas in the second frame. The Romanian team exploded with 20 points to built a 36:23 halftime advantage. Arad stayed in control throughout the third term. They registered a 53:34 lead into the fourth stanza. DSK Karlin could not match the effort and had to surrender at the end. Monika Boriga (176-G/F-74) delivered 11 points, while Suzana Milovanovic (185-F-79, agency: LBM Management) had 10 points for Arad. Melissa D'Amico (195-C-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Notre Dame) responded with 10 points for DSK Karlin. Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) accounted for 9 points in the loss.

DSK Karlin: Melissa D'Amico 10, Veronika Bortelova 9
ICIM Arad: Kari Laplante 12, Monika Boriga 11, Suzana Milovanovic 10



CEWL: Valosun prevail against SKBD Rucon in Brno - by Eurobasket News

Valosun - SKBD Rucon 79:60

Valosun earned the third win in CEWL Group B. They defeated visiting SKBD Rucon for 3-1 record on top of the ladder. Amber Sprague (196-C-86, college: San Diego) came up with 23 points and 6 boards to pace the hosts. The Slovakian team fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
The visitors enjoyed a 20:18 lead after ten minutes of action. But Valosun turned things around in the second frame. The Czech team surged ahead to establish a 40:32 halftime advantage. Valosun stretched the gap in the third quarter. The Brno outfit piled up a 58:44 buffer with one period remaining. Valosun did not loosen the grasp in the fourth stanza and rallied to the victory at the end. Eva Mrhalkova (175-F/G-88) provided 15 points, while Pavla Svrdlikova (185-F-90) and Ashleigh Fontenette (172-G-89, college: Texas) contributed 11 points each for Valosun. Regina Palusna (192-F/C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 20 points for SKBD Rucon. Romana Stehlikova (190-C-85) netted 14 points in the losing effort.

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