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  ABA   


Standings

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


Jacksonville Giants continue as #1 IN ABA Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released its Power Rankings for the week ending November 4th and the defending champion Jacksonville Giants maintained the top position closely followed by the Arizona Scorpions and South Carolina Warriors. "Even though these three teams have yet to play, based on their past performance, we still believe they are the top 3 teams in the ABA. The biggest movers this week were the Atlanta Wildcats, Fresno Flight and San Diego SURF," stated Joe Newman , ABA CEO. "And with a full slate of games this coming weekend, we should see some big changes again."
The Power Rankings:

1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Arizona Scorpions
3. South Carolina Warriors
4. Colorado Kings
5. North Dallas Vandals
6. San Diego SURF
7. Chicago Steam
8. Atlanta Wildcats
9. Tampa Bay Rain
10. Fresno Flight
11. Conway Cyclones
12. Seattle Mountaineers
13. Bay Area Matrix
14. Los Angeles SLAM
15. Texas FUEL
16. Lynchburg Legends
17. Gulf Coast Flash
18. Phenix City Bombers
19. Richmond Elite
20. Memphis Bluff City Reign
21. Orange County Novastars
22. Missouri Rhythm
23. Connecticut Topballerz
24. Lima Explosion
25. Jersey Express
26. West Texas Whirlwinds
27. Michigan Monarchs
28. Jackson Showboats
29. Birmingham Blitz
30. Georgia Wildcats
31. Detroit Hoops
32. Oakland County Cowboys

"And I have no doubt that after this weekend, you'll see some new teams ranked," added Newman. "We have a very strong league this year. For more information, visit www.abalive.com or your favorite team;'s website where you'll find highlights and stats from the games.



Surf dominate season opener in blowout win, 140-103! - by Gianni Pascucci

The The San Diego Surf opened their 4th season in the ABA with a blowout win against the Orange County Novastars last night! Simply put, they played from beginning to end the way a top-ranked ABA team should play and held nothing back.
Right out the gate, the Surf started the game with a ferocious intensity both defensively and offensively. Their full court press defense and attack-of-the-rim style offense got them out in front early as they ended the first quarter with a 29-15 lead. Surf Guard Aaron Tinsley (6'2''-G, college: CS Dominguez H.) caught fire early with a few 3 pointers, including one that was made under the 3D Rule, a special ABA 1-point added bonus on a basket after stealing the ball in the opponents back court. The Novastars struggled to get good looks on the offensive end. However, though the Surf got off to a great start, nobody could have predicted how amazing the second quarter was going to be.
The Surf scored more points in the second quarter than the Novastars scored in the entire first half and one of the players responsible for that was Surf Forward Christopher Agnes (6'4''-G-85, college: Morehouse). Also known as Mr. Mid-Range, Christopher Agnes was untouchable from inside the arc as he scorched the Novastar defense with great shooting. Christopher Agnes wasnt the only Surf player on fire, however. Surf Forward Mike Purdie also came alive, as he gave fans a reason to come out their seats a few times with his signature highlight offense. And even though the Surf defense let up a little, they still outscored the Novastars by double to finish the first half with an 80-41 lead.
The game was clearly already won before the second half started, but the Orange County Novastars, a team deemed on the rise by the ABA in Pre-Season Power Rankings, continued to play hard and compete from end to end. The Novastars, however, didnt have enough in the tank to mount an almost impossible comeback. The Surf, ranked #8 in ABA Rankings, continued their defense to suffocate Novastar guards in the backcourt, which led to a handful of 3D Lights and a pair of open court dunks by Surf player Alex Petit-Frere. And with the game winding down and the Surf lead in the 30s, it was clear at the end of the game, that the The San Diego Surf are a team to watch for this season. Surf players Christopher Agnes, Michael Purdie, and Keoni Watson (5'10''-G-84, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Idaho) all led the Surf in scoring with 22 points each and Novastar big man, Deon Marcus (6'8''-F-84, college: Pasadena JC), led the game in scoring with 24 points of his own. The final score was 140-103 and the The San Diego Surf opened their ABA season in stunning fashion.
Surf Head Coach Shaun Manning , who was happy about the fantastic start to the season, also said after the game that Even though we played great, there were times throughout the game that our focus on defense let up because of how much we were up by, and that will be something we work on going forward into the season. Surf Head Coach Shaun Manning and Coach Mark Smith are still in the process of molding the final roster and with all the players playing great, it makes it that much more difficult for him to make those final cuts.
The Novastars went on to beat the Los Angeles Slam, ranked #6 in the Pre-Season ABA Power Rankings, by two points in OrangeCounty today.
The The San Diego Surfs next game will be November 11, 2012 in OrangeCounty against Novastars on their home court.
The Surfs next home game will be November 17, 2012 vs. Fresno Flight. All home games are played at MiramarColleges Hourglass Arena. For more information regarding Surf Basketball and other related news, please visit the Surfs official website @ http://SurfBasketball.com



(JT Focus Mgt.) Cleveland Am Proers (Sponsored by Leff Electric) Wins Saturday 105 to 99 and Lose Sunday 105 to 102 vs. Lima Explosion - by Vance Marbury

(JT Focus Mgt.) Cleveland Am Proers (Sponsored by Leff Electric) Wins Saturday 105 to 99 and Lose Sunday 105 to 102 vs. Lima Explosion

Saturday November 3rd 2012



JT Focus Mgt. Cleveland Am Proers ABA team (Sponsored by Leff Electric) defeated the Lima Explosion 105 to 99. The Cleveland Am Proers was led by Will Jones (6'7''-F) who chipped in with 26 pts. 12 rebs 6 asts. Eric McPherson (6'3''-G-86, college: Lindsey Wilson) added 22 pts. 7 rebs 3 asts. Dawan Cline (6'0''-G-92) contributed 20 pts. 9 rebs 1 ast and 1 MONSTER DUNK at the end of the 4th quarter. Isiah Kirlland (6'2''-G-90) went for 24 pts. 6 rebs 4 blks 2 stls and a really nice tip dunk put back during the 4th quarter. Jerrod Mays added 7 pts. 2 rebs 2 asts, and Patrick Leigh (5'11''-G-90) contributed 5 pts. 2 stls, 3 rebs.


Lima Explosion was led by Kyle Meyer (6'5''-F, college: Ohio Northern) 32 pts. Justin Horne added 17 pts. Lemar Hughsley contributed 16 pts. Kyle Gillette (6'8'', college: NW Ohio) added 13 pts. Willie Tisdale (5'8''-G, college: Cameron) contributed 12 pts.

Sunday November 4th 2012


JT Focus Mgt. Cleveland Am Proers ABA Team (Sponsored by Leff Electric) suffered their first loss of the season to the Lima Explosion 105 to 102.


JT Focus Mgt. Cleveland Am Proers ABA team (Sponsored by Leff Electric) was led by Eric McPherson (6'3''-G-86, college: Lindsey Wilson) who had 43 pts. 8 rebs 4 asts. Will Jones (6'7''-F) added 20 pts. 15 rebs 6 asts. Dawan Cline (6'0''-G-92) added 13 pts. 4 rebs. Patrick Leigh (5'11''-G-90) contributed 10 pts. 4 rebs, 2 stls, 1 ast.


Lima Explosion was led by Kyle Meyer (6'5''-F, college: Ohio Northern) 27 pts. Kyle Gillette (6'8'', college: NW Ohio) double his previous game output, with 26 pts. Greg Tyson (6'5''-G-86, college: Heidelberg) added 19 pts. And Willie Tisdale (5'8''-G, college: Cameron) scored 8 pts., but he completely controlled the entire 4th quarter for the Lima Explosion getting them quality shots, every possession, with minimal mistakes.


The Cleveland Am Proers in Game 1 used their youth and athleticism to their advantage. Game 2 the Lima Explosion used their height, interior play and 4th quarter execution to defeat the Cleveland Am Proers.

Film from Game 1 can be watched on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZtiLLbsfTE





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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 3: Radnicki KG - Krka 84-71
Nov. 3: Siroki WWin - Zadar 80-71
Nov. 5: Cedevita - Igokea 78-76
Nov. 4: KK Split - Partizan 72-79
Nov. 3: Buducnost - Cibona 60-64
Nov. 5: Union Olimpija - MZT Skopje 60-64
Nov. 3: Crvena Zvezda - Szolnok 103-74

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 10: Zadar - Igokea
Nov. 10: MZT Skopje - Cedevita
Nov. 11: Union Olimpija - Szolnok
Nov. 11: Partizan - Crvena Zvezda
Nov. 10: Krka - KK Split
Nov. 10: Cibona - Radnicki KG
Nov. 10: Siroki WWin - Buducnost


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romeo TRAVIS
  Zadar
  (201-PF-84)
  Avg: 18
 1. Travis, Zadar18.0 
 2. Lucic, Partizan16.8 
 3. Mimica, KK Split16.1 
 4. Bader, Szolnok16.0 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena15.7 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split14.3 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.13.9 
 8. Worthington, Radni.13.4 
 9. Sutalo, Siroki W.13.1 
 10. Edwards, Igokea12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marton BADER
  Szolnok
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bader, Szolnok10.8 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin8.7 
 3. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.6 
 4. Gordon, Partizan8.1 
 5. Travis, Zadar7.1 
 6. Musli, Partizan6.4 
 7. Vujcic, KK Split6.3 
 8. Cekovski, MZT S.6.1 
 9. Omic, Union Olimpi.6.0 
 10. Gelabale, Cedevita5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.5 
 2. Simon, Szolnok4.7 
 3. Subotic, KK Split4.0 
 4. Mijajlovic, MZT S.4.0 
 5. Rannikko, Union O.3.9 
 6. Vladovic, Krka3.6 
 7. Hammonds, Igokea3.4 
 8. Popovic, Buducnost3.3 
 9. Green, Cedevita3.3 
 10. Markovic, Radnick.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.1 
 2. Salin, Union Olimp.2.0 
 3. Green, Cedevita2.0 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 5. White, Radnicki KG1.9 
 6. Persic, Siroki W.1.7 
 7. Kalve, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Prepelic, Union O.1.6 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.6 
 10. Joksimovic, Igok.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.8 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.1.3 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.3 
 4. Kalve, Szolnok0.9 
 5. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.9 
 6. Vujcic, KK Split0.7 
 7. Almond, Crvena Z.0.6 
 8. Edwards, Igokea0.6 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.6 
 10. Sinovec, Radnicki.0.6 


Round 7: Igokea loses their first game against Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Bosnian Igokea (6-1) in Zagreb on Monday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Croatian Cedevita (5-2) 78-76. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Igokea. Igokea was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 19-15 charge of Cedevita, which allowed them to win the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Igokea helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 5 rebounds. Center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped adding 12 points. At the losing side American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cedevita maintains third place with 5-2 record behind leader Igokea. Igokea at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Partizan. Cedevita are looking forward to face MZT Skopje (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Igokea will play against KK Zadar (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Croatian Cibona's (#6) 64-60 road victory against 5th ranked Montenegrin Buducnost. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) who led the winners and scored 18 points. D.J. Strawberry accounted for 9 points and 6 assists. Finnish-American center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for Buducnost in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Cibona have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending Croatian champion (4-3) moved-up to fourth place. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with 7 other teams. Cibona will play against Radnicki KG (#7) in Kragujevac in the next round. Buducnost will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin in Siroki Brijeg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Split was also quite interesting. Second ranked Serbian Partizan (6-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Croatian KK Split (3-4). Partizan managed to secure a 7-point victory 79-72 on Sunday. Drew Gordon fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Nikola Vujcic produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Partizan have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Serbian champion used an opportunity after Igokea lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser KK Split dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with 7 other teams. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd Zvezda.
Tenth ranked Serbian Zvezda (3-4) crushed at home 13th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-5) by 29 points 103-74, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Boris Savovic who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zvezda moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 7 other teams. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok keeps the thirteenth position with five games lost. Zvezda's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena Partizan.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: MZT Skopje won against Union Olimpija on the opponent's court 64-60. Siroki WWin managed to outperform Zadar in a home game 80-71. Krka recorded a loss to Radnicki KG on the road 84-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 16 points and 10 rebounds by Darko Planinic of Siroki WWin.


Cedevita - Igokea 78-76

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Bosnian Igokea (6-1) in Zagreb on Monday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Croatian Cedevita (5-2) 78-76. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Igokea. Igokea was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 19-15 charge of Cedevita, which allowed them to win the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Igokea helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 5 rebounds. Center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped adding 12 points. At the losing side American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Clifford Hammonds (191-85, college: Clemson) scored 14 points. Four Igokea players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cedevita maintains third place with 5-2 record behind leader Igokea. Igokea at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with Partizan. Cedevita are looking forward to face MZT Skopje (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Igokea will play against KK Zadar (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: P.Suput 17+5reb+1ast, L.Andric 12+4reb+3ast, M.Gelabale 10+7reb+1ast, M.Bilan 8+1reb, G.Suton 8+4reb, B.Wright 7+3reb+1ast
Igokea: C.Edwards 18+7reb+3ast, C.Hammonds 14+4reb+2ast, S.Stemberger 12+1reb+1ast, B.Jorovic 12+3reb+2ast, M.Komatina 5+1reb, M.Dozet 5+2reb
gschID: 183674


Union Olimpija - MZT Skopje 60-64

There was a minor upset in Ljubljana where higher ranked Slovenian Union Olimpija (3-4) was defeated by twelfth ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (3-4) 64-60. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Olimpija won third quarter 17-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Union Olimpija 38-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with 17 points and 4 steals and guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) added 12 points in the effort for Union Olimpija. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Defending FYR Macedonian champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 7 other teams including defeated Union Olimpija. Union Olimpija lost third consecutive game. MZT Skopje's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cedevita (#3) in Zagreb and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Union Olimpija will play at home against Szolnok in Szolnok.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: T.Gecevski 15+4reb, C.Davis 11+5reb+1ast, G.Cekovski 9+8reb+4ast, O.Stojanovski 7+3reb+1ast, K.Nikolovski 7+4reb, D.Stojanovski 7+4reb+4ast
Union Olimpija: D.Page 17+4reb, K.Prepelic 12+4reb+1ast, S.Salin 7+3reb+2ast, A.Omic 6+6reb, D.Waters 6+5ast, J.Blazic 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183673


KK Split - Partizan 72-79

The game in Split was also quite interesting. Second ranked Serbian Partizan (6-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Croatian KK Split (3-4). Partizan managed to secure a 7-point victory 79-72 on Sunday. KK Split trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 26-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-79 at the end of the game. They outrebounded KK Split 40-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Danilo Andusic (197-94) chipped in 21 points (made all of his eight free throws). Center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Toni Dijan (205-83) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four KK Split players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Partizan have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending Serbian champion used an opportunity after Igokea lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser KK Split dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with 7 other teams. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd Zvezda.
Top scorers:
Partizan: D.Andusic 21, D.Gordon 12+12reb, L.Westermann 9+1reb+2ast, D.Gagic 9+5reb, T.Thomas 8+6reb+1ast, D.Milosavljevic 6+2reb+2ast
KK Split: T.Dijan 13+6reb+1ast, I.Mimica 13+1ast, N.Vujcic 12+6reb+4ast, S.Subotic 10+1reb, F.Kruslin 9+5reb+1ast, J.Sobin 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183671


Crvena Zvezda - Szolnok 103-74

Tenth ranked Serbian Zvezda (3-4) crushed at home 13th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-5) by 29 points 103-74, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Zvezda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Zvezda outrebounded Szolnok 39-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Szolnok helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. American center Elton Brown (206-83, college: Virginia) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Zvezda players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Sead Sehovic (196-89) answered with 15 points and Akos Horvath (193-81) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Szolnok. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zvezda moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 7 other teams. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok keeps the thirteenth position with five games lost. Zvezda's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena Partizan.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: E.Brown 17+6reb+1ast, B.Savovic 15+13reb+3ast, B.Subotic 12+2reb, I.Rakocevic 10+3ast, M.Scott 10+3reb+2ast, V.Radivojevic 9+3reb+4ast
Szolnok: S.Sehovic 15+3reb+2ast, B.Gay 10+2reb, A.Horvath 10+4ast, B.Simon 9+1reb+2ast, M.Bader 6+7reb+1ast, M.Szabo 6+5reb
gschID: 183672


Buducnost - Cibona 60-64

Very significant was Croatian Cibona's (#6) 64-60 road victory against 5th ranked Montenegrin Buducnost. Buducnost was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Cibona, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Buducnost outrebounded Cibona 37-21 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) who led the winners and scored 18 points. His fellow American import guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) accounted for 9 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Finnish-American center Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Aleksa Popovic (201-87) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for Buducnost in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Cibona have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending Croatian champion (4-3) moved-up to fourth place. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with 7 other teams. Cibona will play against Radnicki KG (#7) in Kragujevac in the next round. Buducnost will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin in Siroki Brijeg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cibona: T.Carter 18+4reb+1ast, A.Zizic 12+2reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 9+2reb+6ast, D.Kus 8+1reb, M.Jagodic Kuridza 6+1reb, M.Arapovic 6+1reb
Buducnost: G.Lee 18+7reb, A.Popovic 13+3reb+4ast, D.Bost 5+5reb+3ast, C.Vitkovac 5+6reb+3ast, M.Milosevic 4+5reb, M.Popovic 4+4reb
gschID: 183669


Siroki WWin - Zadar 80-71

Everything could happen in Siroki Brijeg at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin and 14th ranked Croatian KK Zadar had identical 2-4 record. This time HKK Siroki WWin used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Zadar 80-71. KK Zadar was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 31-12 charge of HKK Siroki WWin, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Croatian center Darko Planinic (211-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) answered with 24 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import point guard Chaisson Allen (192-89, college: Northeastern) added 11 points in the effort for KK Zadar. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Bosnian champion (3-4) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 7 other teams. KK Zadar at the other side stay at the bottom position with five games lost. HKK Siroki WWin's next round opponent will be Buducnost (#5) in Podgorica. KK Zadar will play at home against the league's leader Igokea (#1) in Aleksandrovac.
Top scorers:
Siroki WWin: M.Sutalo 23+5reb+1ast, D.Planinic 16+10reb, K.Vragovic 16+2ast, Z.Sakic 9+4reb+5ast, B.Barac 8+1reb, J.Bilinovac 4+3reb+3ast
Zadar: R.Travis 24+8reb+3ast, F.Kastropil 11+2reb+1ast, C.Allen 11+4reb+2ast, J.Brkic 8+2reb, I.Ivanov 7+5reb+2ast, M.Ramljak 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183668


Radnicki KG - Krka 84-71

There was a minor upset in Kragujevac where 8th ranked Slovenian Krka (3-4) was defeated by eleventh ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (3-4) 84-71. The game was mostly controlled by Radnicki KG. Krka was better in second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Radnicki KG forced 26 Krka turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Stefan Sinovec (195-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds. Australian Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Radnicki KG players scored in double figures. Radnicki KG's coach Miroslav Nikolic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Edo Muric (202-91) answered with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Smiljan Pavic (210-80) added 12 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Krka. Radnicki KG moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 7 other teams including defeated Krka. Krka lost third consecutive game. Radnicki KG's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cibona (#4) in Zagreb and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Krka will play at home against KK Split.
Top scorers:
Radnicki KG: S.Sinovec 18+7reb+2ast, M.Worthington 15+9reb+2ast, T.White 15+1reb, A.Capin 12+3reb+9ast, B.Krstovic 7, M.Borisov 6+2reb
Krka: E.Muric 15+8reb+4ast, S.Pavic 12+3reb+2ast, J.Klobucar 11+1ast, M.Pajic 7+3reb, M.Rojc 6+2reb+1ast, J.Vladovic 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 183670



Ratko Varda signs at Radnicki Kragujevac - by Eurobasket News

Radnicki Kragujevac (A League) landed 33-year old Bosnian power forward Ratko Varda (215-120kg-79, agency: Beo Basket). He played recently at Mahram in Iranian Superleague. In 5 Asian Club Championships games this season he averaged impressive 15.8ppg and 5.6rpg. The last season he also played at Azovmash in Ukrainian league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Varda had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In three Eurocup games last year he had 7.7ppg and 2.7rpg. He also played 15 games in Ukrainian Superleague where he had 6.8ppg and 3.1rpg. Varda also played 7 games in VTB United League where he had 9.6ppg and 2.7rpg. The other team he played shortly was Union Olimpija in Slovenian league. In 7 Euroleague games he had 9.6ppg and 2.3rpg. Varda also played 10 games in Adriatic League where he had 11.7ppg and 3.4rpg. The last season he played at Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Polish TBL. He helped them to win the league title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year, selected to 2nd Team and selected to All-Bosmans Team. Varda represented Bosnia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.5ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 7.7%, FT: 65.9%.
Varda is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Apollon Patras), Lithuania (Zalgiris), Russia (Khimky), Spain (Menorca Basquet) and Turkey (Besiktas).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  APBL   


Getting to know the Manhattan Pride: Rocco Rubino - by Mike Lee

Throughout this APBL season, we will highlight the Manhattan Pride roster, one player at a time.

Todays highlighted player is Rocco Rubino (6'2''-G-89, college: Hunter), a 6'3" guard from Brooklyn, New York. After playing his high school basketball at storied Archbishop Malloy, Rubino spent the first two years of his collegiate career at St. Francis College (NY). Rubino then spent the 2009-10 season with Hunter College, where he led the team in scoring by averaging 18.6 points per game. He also averaged 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

After advancing to the Final Four of the New York qualifier of the 2011 Red Bull King of the Rock One on One Tournament, Rubino played overseas in the Italian C2 League. There he finished as the top scorer in the league. Now after returning to New York, Rubino joins the Manhattan Pride for the 2012-13 APBL season.

1. Where and for what teams have you played for throughout your professional career?

Last year was my first season of professional basketball. I played for Studentesca Licata in the Italian C2 league. My stats for the last season were 23.5 points per game 6.3 rebounds per game and 4.4 assists per game, finishing the top scorer in the league. I played one game with the Manhattan Pride when I came home in April and scored 36 points versus the Hudson Valley Kings. In the summer, I also participated in the Orlando Eurobasket Summer League.

2. How long have you been with the Manhattan Pride and what is your role with the team?

This will be my first season with the Manhattan Pride. My role on the team is to be aggressive on offense and defense, creating scoring opportunities for my teammates and myself. I will be playing combo guard, playing both the point and shooting guard positions.

3. What do you hope to accomplish as a member of the Manhattan Pride this season? And, where to you ultimately hope to advance to next in your basketball career?

As a member of the Manhattan Pride, I hope to lead our team to an APBL championship. Ultimately I would love to continue playing basketball wherever life takes me, whether that will be in the United States or back overseas. I would like to play at the highest level possible that I can play.

4. Have you thought about life after playing professional basketball? If so, what are your plans once your playing career is completed?

When playing professional basketball ends, I would like to get into coaching at the high school or college level.



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Standings - LigaA

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

Second Stage: Round 2

Nov. 4: Union Progr. - 9 de Julio 85-66
Nov. 4: Atenas - Sionista 83-82
Nov. 4: Olimpico LB - Regatas C. 78-89
Nov. 4: La Union - Argentino 77-75
Nov. 4: Lanus - Boca Jrs 77-65
Nov. 4: GECR Indalo - Obras 112-92

Second Stage: Round 3

Nov. 16: Sionista - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Nov. 16: Libertad S. - GECR Indalo
Nov. 16: Boca Jrs - La Union
Nov. 16: 9 de Julio - Olimpico LB
Nov. 16: Regatas C. - Penarol
Nov. 16: Quimsa - Lanus
Nov. 16: Obras - Union Progr.
Nov. 16: Argentino - Atenas


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.20.2 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras19.1 
 3. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.7 
 4. Lewis, La Union17.6 
 5. Roby, Wuber-Es.17.5 
 6. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.5 
 7. DeGroat, Boca Jrs17.5 
 8. Jackson, GECR I.16.0 
 9. Pau, Olimpico LB15.5 
 10. Teague, Penarol14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.2 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.10.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.1 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.8 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.8.5 
 6. Fierro, Atenas8.1 
 7. Moss, Union Progr.8.1 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.7.6 
 9. Williams, Quimsa7.5 
 10. Lewis, La Union7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.4 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.0 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa4.6 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.6 
 5. Cajal, Union Progr.4.4 
 6. Osimani, Obras3.9 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 8. Labaque, Atenas3.8 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.5 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB2.3 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa1.9 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.1.8 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.7 
 6. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 7. Pittman, Sionista1.7 
 8. Gianella, La Union1.7 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 10. Espinoza, Obras1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 3. Moss, Union Progr.1.1 
 4. Mata, Penarol1.1 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 6. Sanchez, Libertad.0.9 
 7. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 
 9. Roby, Wuber-Es.0.7 
 10. Calderon, Regat.0.7 


LigaA Round 2 (Second Stage): Olimpico de La Banda loses to Regatas Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Second Stage in LigaA. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most important game in the last round took place in La Banda between second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (11-5) and fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes (10-5) on Sunday night. Olimpico de La Banda was defeated by Regatas Corrientes at home 78-89. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. The game was mostly controlled by Regatas Corrientes. Olimpico de La Banda managed to win third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Regatas Corrientes shot 60.3 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Regatas Corrientes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. American forward Tony Washam (200-82, college: St.Vincent) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds for Olimpico de La Banda. Regatas Corrientes have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lanus. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Regatas Corrientes is looking forward to face league's leader Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against 9 de Julio in Rio Tercero and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Cordoba. Eleventh ranked Atenas (7-9) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Sionista (7-9) 83-82 in the game for the tenth place. The former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Bruno Labaque chipped in 12 points and 4 assists during the contest. Atenas' coach Alejandro Lotterio allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) responded with 19 points and 7 assists. Atenas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with defeated Sionista. Sionista lost fourth consecutive game. Atenas will play against higher ranked Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sionista will play at home against Wuber-Est.Bahia (#9) in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Formosa between La Union and Argentino. Sixteenth ranked La Union (4-12) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Argentino (9-7). La Union managed to escape with a 2-point win 77-75 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Gregory Lewis notched 28 points to lead the effort. Even 6 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Kavon Lytch did not help to save the game for Argentino. La Union moved-up to fifteenth place. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. La Union will meet higher ranked Boca Juniors (#12) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Argentino will play against Atenas (#11) in Cordoba and hope to secure a win.
The game between ninth ranked GECR Indalo (8-7) and 13th ranked Obras (4-10) in Comodoro R. ended with biggest points difference. GECR Indalo outscored guests from Buenos Aires 112-92. The best player for the winners was Jason Robinson who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. GECR Indalo moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Quimsa. Obras lost tenth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with ten games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#3) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Obras will play against Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Buenos Aires: Lanus (#4) and Boca Juniors (#12). Lanus (10-5) won against visiting Boca Juniors (5-9) 77-65. William McFarlan orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 8 rebounds. Lanus maintains fourth position with 10-5 record, which they share with Regatas C. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the twelfth place with nine games lost. Lanus will face Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Boca Juniors will play at home against La Union (#15) in Formosa.

In the last game of round 2 9 de Julio was smashed by Union Progr. on the road 85-66.
The most impressive performance of 2nd round was 39 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by Darren Phillip of Union Progr..


Lanus - Boca Jrs 77-65

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Buenos Aires: Lanus (#4) and Boca Juniors (#12). Lanus (10-5) won against visiting Boca Juniors (5-9) 77-65. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. Boca Juniors was better in third quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Boca Juniors was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Five Lanus players scored in double figures. Center Alejandro Diez (201-87) replied with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) added 15 points in the effort for Boca Juniors. Lanus maintains fourth position with 10-5 record, which they share with Regatas C. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the twelfth place with nine games lost. Lanus will face Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Boca Juniors will play at home against La Union (#15) in Formosa.
Top scorers:
Lanus: R.Battle 14+4reb+1ast, W.McFarlan 13+8reb+3ast, F.Martina 12+3reb, A.Boccia 11+8reb, N.Laprovittola 10+1reb+4ast, C.Schattmann 8+4reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: A.Diez 15+8reb, M.Stanic 15+3reb+2ast, J.DeGroat 13+2reb+1ast, D.Santiago 8+5reb, F.Van Lacke 6+2reb, P.Hopson 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 189385


Union Progr. - 9 de Julio 85-66

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked Union Progresista's (5-9) home victory over bottom-ranked 9 de Julio (3-12) in Villa Angela 85-66 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 54-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 9 de Julio was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). American forward Adrian Moss (203-81, college: Florida) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Union Progresista's coach Jorge Lobera used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and forward Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: Dream Team Management) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for 9 de Julio. Union Progresista moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Boca Jrs. Loser 9 de Julio dropped to the bottom position with 12 games lost. Union Progresista will face Obras (#14) in Buenos Aires in the next round. 9 de Julio will play at home against the league's second-placed Olimpico de La Banda and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Union Progr.: D.Phillip 39+11reb+1ast, G.Laphitzborde 10+4reb, A.Moss 10+5reb, A.Carabajal 8+1reb+1ast, A.Zago 6+5reb+2ast, C.Avalle 3
9 de Julio: E.Nelson 24+6reb, E.Ruiz 11+5reb, R.Hornsby 10+2reb+3ast, M.Garcia 7+3reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 6+3ast, D.Brezzo 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 189384


Atenas - Sionista 83-82

Important game to mention about took place in Cordoba. Eleventh ranked Atenas (7-9) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Sionista (7-9) 83-82 in the game for the tenth place. Sionista was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 45-40 second half run of Atenas. The former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (180-77, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists during the contest. Atenas' coach Alejandro Lotterio allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) responded with 19 points and 7 assists and American forward Joshua Pittman (195-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 19 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atenas moved-up to tenth place, which they share with defeated Sionista. Sionista lost fourth consecutive game. Atenas will play against higher ranked Argentino (#6) in Junin in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sionista will play at home against Wuber-Est.Bahia (#9) in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Atenas: M.Lescano 21+4reb+5ast, B.Colli 17+1reb+1ast, A.Elsener 13+4reb+1ast, B.Labaque 12+3reb+4ast, J.Bulfoni 7+1reb, R.Gonzalez 5+1reb
Sionista: L.Cequeira 19+3reb+7ast, J.Pittman 19+2reb+1ast, M.Sandes 14+5reb+2ast, E.Spalla 10+4reb+1ast, N.Agasse 10, J.Lloreda 8+8reb
gschID: 189383


La Union - Argentino 77-75

A very close game took place in Formosa between La Union and Argentino. Sixteenth ranked La Union (4-12) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Argentino (9-7). La Union managed to escape with a 2-point win 77-75 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) notched 28 points to lead the effort and center Ruben Wolkowyski (208-73) supported him with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Four La Union players scored in double figures. Even 6 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) did not help to save the game for Argentino. Fernando Funes (192-83) added 17 points for the guests. La Union moved-up to fifteenth place. Newly promoted Argentino keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. La Union will meet higher ranked Boca Juniors (#12) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Argentino will play against Atenas (#11) in Cordoba and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
La Union: G.Lewis 28+3reb+2ast, R.Wolkowyski 12+11reb, A.Marin 12+7reb, K.Lamonte 10+2reb+3ast, J.Caceres 8+2reb+1ast, J.Brussino 4+1reb
Argentino: F.Funes 17, C.Amicucci 12+5reb, J.Cangelosi 10+1reb, N.De los Santos 9+3reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 9+6reb, A.Weigand 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 189380


GECR Indalo - Obras 112-92

The game between ninth ranked GECR Indalo (8-7) and 13th ranked Obras (4-10) in Comodoro R. ended with biggest points difference. GECR Indalo outscored guests from Buenos Aires 112-92. Obras was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 64-42 second half run of GECR Indalo. They made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Jason Robinson (196-80, college: Pikeville) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). International guard Santiago Scala (187-91) chipped in 26 points. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) produced 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Alejandro Konsztadt (191-89) added 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Quimsa. Obras lost tenth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with ten games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#3) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Obras will play against Union Progresista (#13) in Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: S.Scala 26+1reb+1ast, J.Robinson 24+6reb+1ast, D.Jackson 19+3reb+2ast, M.Byro 13+3reb+1ast, K.Seawright 12+5reb, D.Romero 11+6reb+3ast
Obras: J.Gutierrez 29+8reb+6ast, A.Konsztadt 25+5reb+1ast, M.Osimani 12+2ast, P.Espinoza 11+3reb, T.Field 11+3reb+1ast, R.Humphrey 4+3reb
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Olimpico LB - Regatas C. 78-89

The most important game in the last round took place in La Banda between second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (11-5) and fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes (10-5) on Sunday night. Olimpico de La Banda was defeated by Regatas Corrientes at home 78-89. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Olimpico de La Banda. The game was mostly controlled by Regatas Corrientes. Olimpico de La Banda managed to win third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Regatas Corrientes shot 60.3 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Regatas Corrientes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. American forward Tony Washam (200-82, college: St.Vincent) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Cedric McGowan (200-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) added 11 points in the effort for Olimpico de La Banda. Five Regatas Corrientes and four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lanus. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Regatas Corrientes is looking forward to face league's leader Penarol in Mar del Plata in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against 9 de Julio in Rio Tercero and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: T.Washam 22+8reb+2ast, F.Kammerichs 19+9reb, P.Quinteros 17+1reb+4ast, M.Gerlero 11+3reb, J.Martinez 10+2reb+8ast, J.Meyinsse 8+4reb
Olimpico LB: S.Clancy 25+11reb, F.Malara 12+3reb+2ast, C.McGowan 11+4reb+3ast, F.Ramirez 10+6reb+1ast, A.Pau 9+2ast, J.Machuca 9+2reb+5ast
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Luis Scola selected the top Argentinian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Luis Scola
Luis Scola
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Luis Scola (206-80, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Phoenix Suns (1-2) in their last game. Despite Scola's very good performance the Phoenix Suns were crushed 115-94 on the road by the Orlando Magic. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Scola also added 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 32 minutes on the court. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Scola's first year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Scola averages: 17.3ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3bpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 52.4% and FT: 83.3% in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Spanish. Scola is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Carlos Delfino
Carlos Delfino
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Carlos Delfino (200-82, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a Houston Rockets' victory against the Detroit Pistons (0-3) 105-96 in the NBA last Wednesday. Delfino scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The Houston Rockets have 2-1 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Delfino's first year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3spg, 3FGP: 37.5%. Delfino is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. He is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international small forward Andres Nocioni (199-79, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Spain. Nocioni was not able to help Caja Laboral (1-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Caja Laboral lost 64-76 at home to the second-ranked Anadolu Efes in the group C of Euroleague. Nocioni was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 29 minutes. It's Nocioni's first season with the team. This year Nocioni has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2FGP: 46.2% and FT: 89.5% in the four games. He has both Italian and Argentinian nationalities. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #4. Forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85, currently plays in Spain) led Baloncesto Fuenlabrada to a victory against the closely-ranked Lagun Aro GBC (1-5) 86-75 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Mainoldi recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 4 assists. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (1-5) is placed 14th in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Mainoldi is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's roster. Mainoldi is currently first on the list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.3ppg, 9.2rpg and 1.2apg. Similarly like Nocioni and Delfino above Mainoldi also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Emanuel Ginobili
Emanuel Ginobili
   #5. International shooting guard Emanuel Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Utah Jazz (1-2) 110-100 in the NBA on Saturday night. Ginobili scored 8 points. It was his first game for San Antonio Spurs this season. His team have 3-0 record this season. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Ginobili has been at the team for eleven years. Similarly like three previous players above, he has Argentinian and Italian nationalities. Ginobili plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #6. Guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Italy) helped C.de Latte BRE edge the 12th-ranked Prima Veroli (2-3) 82-80 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Fernandez scored 13 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 32 minutes. Centrale del Latte Brescia (3-2) is placed fourth in the Lega2. This year Fernandez's overall stats are: 7.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg in the five games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni
   #7. International point guard Pablo Prigioni (190-77, currently plays in NBA) managed to help New York Knicks in a victory against the Philadelphia 76ers (1-1) 100-84 in the NBA last Sunday. Prigioni scored only 2 points and added 4 passes in 15 minutes. The New York Knicks have 2-0 record this season. This year Prigioni's total stats are: 1.0ppg and 3.5apg in the two games. He is also Argentinian national team player.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #8. Point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider CB Canarias (0-6) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (3-3) in the Spanish ACB. Richotti scored 6 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals in 22 minutes. The bottom-ranked CB Canarias was crushed 100-75 in Barcelona by the much higher-ranked (#10) Regal FC. So far CB Canarias lost all six games in the Regular Season. Richotti has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.8apg in the six games. He plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Matias Bortolin
Matias Bortolin
   #9. Former U17 international center Matias Bortolin (205-93, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help the league outsider Arkadia Lions (0-5) in their game against Furstenfeld Panthers (1-4) in the Austrian A Bundesliga, despite his good performance in Sunday night's game. Bortolin scored 12 points, had 6 boards, handed out 5 passes and blocked 2 shots in 39 minutes. But the bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions lost 85-97 in Furstenfeld to the higher-ranked (#9) Panthers. So far Arkadia Lions lost all five games in the Regular Season. Bortolin is currently second on the list of best blockers with 1.4bpg. He also averaged so far 11.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.0apg and 1.6spg in the five games. Bortolin used to play for the Argentinian U17 national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81, currently plays in Italy) led Tezenis VE to a victory over the league outsider Upea CdO (0-5) 79-69 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. Ghersetti was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes. Tezenis Verona (3-2) is placed fifth in the Lega2. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This year Ghersetti's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg in the five games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #2. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in an AcegasAps TR's victory against the closely-ranked Givova Scafati (3-2) crushing them 81-61 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Filloy recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 29 minutes. Acegas Aps Trieste (3-2) is placed sixth in the Lega2. Filloy has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.0apg in the five games. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Despite Filloy's Argentinian nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #3. Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in Matera's victory against the 13th-ranked Recanati (3-4) 74-59 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) last Thursday. Vico recorded 20 points, 4 assists and 5 steals. Bawer Matera (6-2) is placed second in the Nazionale A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Vico has reliable stats this season: 11.9ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.0apg and 3.1spg. Similarly like Filloy and Ghersetti above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #4. Demian Filloy (198-F-82, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Trenkwalder RE's victory against the closely-ranked Scavolini Pesaro (2-4) 71-59 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Filloy scored 7 points and had 3 steals. Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (3-3) is placed seventh in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Filloy's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0spg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #5. Manuel Carrizo (198-F/G-80, another player represented by Players Group, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help FCM Ferentino (1-4) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Carrizo's very good performance FCM Ferentino was defeated 97-83 on the road by the much higher-ranked Sigma Barcellona (#7). He scored 15 points. This season Carrizo averages only 5.2ppg. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #6. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help LeGamberi Foods Forlž in their game against Givova Scafati in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Musso scored 6 points and added 3 assists. His team was defeated 84-76. Musso has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.0apg. Similarly like all previous players above, he holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #7. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) helped Pall.Trento win their game against the 13th-ranked Aget Service IM 84-73 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Forray scored 8 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks in 26 minutes. Forray has averaged so far 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.8spg in the four games. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #8. Augustin Fabi (199-G/F-91, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) was not able to secure a victory for Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria (1-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Fabi's very good performance Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria was defeated 69-58 in Ozzano Emilia by the much higher-ranked Bologna (#6). He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Fabi has reliable stats this season: 12.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg. Similarly like all previous players above, he has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #9. Martin Calvo (198-F-88, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL couldn't help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-7) in their last game. Despite Calvo's very good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost 73-79 in Chester to the higher-ranked (#10) Cheshire Jets. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Calvo also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 32 minutes. It was his first game for Liverpool Mersey Tigers this season. Calvo holds both Argentinian and Spanish passports.

   #10. Juan Ignacio Jasen (196-F-85, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help the league outsider UCAM Murcia in their game against FIATC Joventut in the Spanish ACB. He scored only 4 points. His team was crushed by 22 points 92-70. Jasen has averaged so far 4.8ppg and 2.2rpg. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Douthit, PHI21.9 
 2. Wright, JOR19.2 
 3. Ahmad, UAE17.0 
 4. Yi, CHN16.6 
 5. Hoskin, LEB16.3 
 6. Haddadi, IRI15.4 
 7. Daghles, JOR14.8 
 8. Sitepu, IDN13.8 
 9. Rida, LEB13.6 
 10. Kawamura, JPN13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  USA
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Douthit, PHI12.2 
 2. Takeuchi, JPN11.4 
 3. Haddadi, IRI11.4 
 4. Yi, CHN10.8 
 5. Hoskin, LEB10.1 
 6. Li Wei, MAS9.1 
 7. Kazemi, IRI8.9 
 8. Gorges, SYR7.6 
 9. Abbas, JOR7.1 
 10. Indrawan, IDN7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Wuysang, IDN6.4 
 2. Guganeswaran, MAS4.9 
 3. Daghles, JOR4.6 
 4. Kamrani, IRI4.0 
 5. Yang, KOR3.9 
 6. Akl, LEB3.8 
 7. Shonaka, JPN3.7 
 8. Lee, TAI3.7 
 9. Haddadi, IRI3.6 
 10. Deep, SYR3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Yue SUN
  (206-SF-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sun, CHN1.8 
 2. Ahmad, UAE1.8 
 3. Daghles, JOR1.8 
 4. Lee, TAI1.7 
 5. Hirose, JPN1.6 
 6. Chang, TAI1.6 
 7. Wright, JOR1.6 
 8. Salem, UAE1.5 
 9. Wang, CHN1.4 
 10. Kamrani, IRI1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamed HADDADI
  IRI
  (218-C-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Haddadi, IRI2.9 
 2. Zaghab, JOR1.7 
 3. Douthit, PHI1.7 
 4. Yi, CHN1.4 
 5. Sun, CHN1.4 
 6. Singh, IND1.4 
 7. Kim, KOR1.3 
 8. Sitepu, IDN1.2 
 9. Hamowi, SYR1.1 
 10. Kim, KOR0.9 



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Aaron Baynes' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Australians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Aaron Baynes
Aaron Baynes
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Aaron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Slovenia. He could not help Union Olimpija (1-3) in their last game. Despite Baynes' very good performance the fifth-placed Union Olimpija lost 65-75 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Khimky in the group A of Euroleague. He had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 10 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court. It was Union Olimpija's third consecutive loss in a row. It's Baynes' first season with the team. Baynes is currently fifth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Baynes averages: 18.3ppg, 10.0rpg, 2FGP: 63.6%(28-44) and FT: 68.0% in the four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand. Baynes is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #2. Second place goes to an international center David Andersen (212-80, currently plays in Turkey). He was the major contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 13th-ranked Besiktas (0-3) 83-74 in a derby game in the Turkish TBL last Monday. Andersen recorded 17 points. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (4-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Andersen's overall stats this year are: 7.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3FGP: 25.0%. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in Euroleague). Jawai led his Spanish team Regal FC Barcelona to a 3-point victory against the sixth-ranked Partizan (0-4) 85-82 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. He recorded 16 points. Regal FC Barcelona (4-0) is placed second in group D. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. Jawai has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 2FGP: 72.0%(18-25) and FT: 62.5%. He played for the Australian national team three years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #4. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) led G.Canaria 2014 to a victory against the league outsider CB Canarias (0-6) 76-71 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Newley scored 12 points in 34 minutes. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (4-2) is placed eighth in the ACB. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Newley has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5apg in the six games. He is also Australian national team player.

Mark Worthington
Mark Worthington
   #5. International power forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to a Radnicki KG's victory against the 11th-ranked Krka (3-4) 84-71 in the Adriatic League on Saturday night. Worthington recorded 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Radnicki Kragujevac (3-4) is placed seventh in the Adriatic League. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Worthington is currently eighth on the list of top scorers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.4ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.3spg. Worthington plays currently for the Australian national team.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #6. Small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nathan Jawai. But that was another game of his team in Spanish ACB which we would like to mention. Ingles managed to help Regal FC Barcelona in a victory against the league outsider CB Canarias (0-6) crushing them 100-75. He scored 5 points in 19 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (3-3) is placed tenth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Ingles' overall stats are: 7.8ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.5apg in the six games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
   #7. Former international center Andrew Bogut (212-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA) helped Golden State Warriors edge the Phoenix Suns (1-2) 87-85 in the NBA last Wednesday. Bogut scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors have 2-0 record this season. Bogut's total stats this year are: 6.0ppg and 4.5rpg. He used to play for the Australian national team four years ago.

Daniel Dillon
Daniel Dillon
   #8. Swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona, currently plays in Romania) helped Oradea win their game against the eighth-ranked Ploiesti (3-3) 94-85 in the Romanian Division A on Friday night. Dillon scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 32 minutes. CSM Oradea (5-1) is placed third in the Division A. This year Dillon's total stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.7apg in the six games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

Matt Nielsen
Matt Nielsen
   #9. An experienced international forward Matt Nielsen (208-78, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) faced previously mentioned Aaron Baynes in the Euroleague last game. Nielsen helped his Russian team Khimky win their game against the fifth-ranked Union Olimpija (1-3) 75-65. He recorded only 3 points. It was his first game for Khimky this season. Nielsen is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #10. Center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Russia) helped Lokomotiv win their game against one of league's weakest teams BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-3) 61-54 in the Russian PBL last Sunday. He scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (2-3) is placed sixth in the PBL. Maric is currently seventh on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (third place). This year he has very good stats: 11.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.6spg in the five games. Maric is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

   #11. Former University international forward Kenton Walker II (205-84, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Ireland) led UCC Demons to a 1-point victory over the closely-ranked DCU Saints 83-82 in the Irish Superleague on Monday night. He was MVP of the game. Walker II recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks. It was his first game for UCC Demons this season. Walker II used to play for the Australian university national team five years ago.

   #12. Former international point guard Rhys Carter (190-84, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to help Uppsala Basket in their game against Norrkoping Dolphins in the Swedish Basketligan. Carter recorded 8 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. His team was defeated 94-87. Carter is currently first on the list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (second place). He has very solid stats this season: 10.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.4apg and 2.1spg. Carter used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #13. International power forward David Barlow (205-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for UCAM Murcia in their game against FIATC Joventut in the Spanish ACB. Barlow scored 5 points in 22 minutes. His team was crushed by 22 points 92-70. Barlow has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2spg in the six games. He is also Australian national team player.

   #14. Former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) helped San Antonio Spurs win their game against the New Orleans Hornets 99-95 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Mills scored only 1 points in 6 minutes on the court. This year Mills averages just 0.5ppg in the two games. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85, currently plays in Adriatic League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mark Worthington and both played together in the last Adriatic League game. Markovic helped his Serbian team Radnicki KG win their game against the 11th-ranked Krka 84-71. He recorded 5 points in 12 minutes. Markovic has averaged so far 3.7ppg, 2.0rpg and 3.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Australian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (191-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA) led Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Washington Wizards (0-2) 94-84 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Irving was MVP of the game. He recorded 29 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Irving's second season in pro basketball. The Cleveland Cavaliers have 1-2 record this season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Irving is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 23.7ppg. This year his other stats are: 4.0rpg and 4.7apg in the three games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Despite his Australian passport, Irving previously played for the USA U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Australian team. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Experienced Mick Pennisi (210-C-75, college: E.Michigan, currently plays in Philippines), who plays in the Filipino PBA could not help Barako Bull (3-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Barako Bull (#7) was edged 92-91 on the road by the second-ranked San Mig Coffee in the Philippine Cup group. Pennisi recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 39 minutes. It was Barako Bull's third consecutive loss in a row. Pennisi has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.8apg in the five games. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Filipino.

   #3. Adrien Sturt (209-C-86, college: Snow CC, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a London Lions' victory against the closely-ranked Cheshire Jets (2-5) 82-75 in the British BBL on Sunday night. He scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 20 minutes. London Lions (2-5) is placed ninth in the BBL. Sturt has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.4apg in the five games.

   #4. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Science City Jena's victory against the closely-ranked Kirchheim Knights (3-5) 94-84 in the German ProA (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Science City Jena (3-5) is placed 12th in the ProA. Jeka has reliable stats this season: 12.9ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.3apg. He is another player who holds two passports: British and Australian.

   #5. Josh Duinker (210-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Caceres Basket (1-4) in their game against Palencia Baloncesto (4-1) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his good performance on Friday night Duinker scored 11 points. Duinker has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.6apg. He has both Australian and Dutch nationalities.

   #6. Michael Kingma (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, currently plays in Holland) was not able to secure a victory for Groningen in their game against M.Magixx in the Dutch Eredivisie. Kingma recorded only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 19 points 83-64. Kingma has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 4.0rpg. He also holds two passports: Australian and Dutch.

   #7. Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-G-85, currently plays in Germany) managed to help Duesseldorf Baskets to win against the league leader BG Karlsruhe 74-71 in the German ProA (second division) in Sunday night's game. Tzakopoulos scored only 3 points and added 5 passes. Tzakopoulos has averaged so far 6.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.1apg. He has dual citizenship: Greek and Australian.

   #8. Laurent Lahey (204-F/C-89, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Boncourt in their game against BBC Nyon in the Swiss LNA. Lahey scored 6 points in only 9 minutes. His team lost 79-83. This year Lahey averages only 2.2ppg in the five games. He holds both Australian and Swiss passports. Despite Lahey's Australian nationality, he previously played for the Swiss U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Australian team.

   #9. David Oates (196-F-86, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the Thompson Rivers University in their game against the Timberwolves in the Canadian university league CIS. Oates recorded 7 points. His team was edged 69-67. Oates has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 4.0rpg.



Jackson's 22 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

26-year old guard Cedric Jackson (191-G-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Breakers and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 22 points adding seven rebounds and seven assists for Breakers in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Kings (#6, 3-4) 79-76. Breakers is placed at 2nd position in Australian league. They are still close to the very top. Breakers would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Jackson had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Breakers and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Cleveland State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jackson. Jackson is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.4ppg) and averages solid 3.0spg,51.2% FGP and 40.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) of Kings. He is a swingman in his 2nd season at Kings. In the last game Madgen recorded impressive 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Kings was edged by the higher-ranked Breakers (#2, 4-1) 79-76. This loss caused Kings to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Madgen is well-known at Kings and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.4ppg (#1).

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jamar Wilson (185-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) of Taipans (#5). Wilson scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Taipans, leading his team to a 92-80 win against Crocodiles (#8, 0-7). Taipans needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Wilson has a great season in Australia. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (8th best) and assists with 3.2apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adris Deleon (180-G-84) of Hawks - 26 points and 2 rebounds
5. Alex Pledger (213-C-87) of Breakers - 16 points and 10 rebounds
6. Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Adam Ballinger (205-F/C-79) of Tigers - 23 points and 7 rebounds
8. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82) of 36ers - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83) of Taipans - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Larry Davidson (206-C/F-83) of Hawks - 13 points and 8 rebounds

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



Deleon wins Round 5 POTW - by Hugh McAuliffe

After leading his Wollongong Hawks to a resounding victory in their top-of-the-table clash with the Perth Wildcats on Sunday, Adris Deleon (180-G-84, college: E.Washington) has been named the National Basketball League's Player of the Week for Round Five of the iiNet NBL Championship.

The Hawks hosted the Wildcats at the WIN Entertainment Centre in Wollongong on Sunday with both teams entering the match with undefeated records, but Deleon's efforts ensured that it was the Hawks who remained perfect.

The American guard scored 26 points as well as adding two rebounds and one steal as the Hawks romped past the Cats to a 100-67 victory and improved to 5-0 for the season.

Deleon made 8-of-11 from the field (73%) including 3-of-5 three-pointers, and was a perfect 7-of-7 from the freethow stripe.

The Hawks star took out the award ahead of fellow import guards Jamar Wilson of the Cairns Taipans and Cedric Action' Jackson of the New Zealand Breakers.

Wilson had 25 points, nine rebounds and two assists as the Taipans scored a home victory over the Townsville Crocodiles, 92-80, on Friday.

Jackson amassed the impressive stat line of 22 points, seven assists, seven rebounds and four steals as the Breakers improved to 4-1 with a 79-76 in over the Sydney Kings at Auckland's North Shore Events Centre on Friday.

Last round's Player of the Week, Ben Madgen of the Sydney Kings, was also a legitimate candidate for the award once again in Round Five. Despite his team's 0-2 week, Madgen was still superb. He averaged 25.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a pair of road games, including a 30-point game against the reigning champion Breakers.

Other leading contenders for Player of the Week in Round Five included Cameron Gliddon (Cairns), Adam Ballinger (Melbourne), Oscar Forman (Wollongong), Matthew Knight (Perth), Luke Schenscher (Adelaide), Alex Pledger (New Zealand), Stephen Weigh (Adelaide), Chris Goulding (Melbourne), Gary Ervin (Townsville) and Mika Vukona (New Zealand).



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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 5: Gussing - Wels 90-80
Nov. 4: Arkadia - Furstenfeld 85-97
Nov. 4: Gmunden - Oberwart 85-71
Nov. 4: UBSC Graz - Klosterneub. 85-103
Nov. 4: Kapfenberg - BC Vienna 76-87

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 11: BC Vienna - Klosterneub.
Nov. 11: Wels - UBSC Graz
Nov. 11: Kapfenberg - Gmunden
Nov. 11: Oberwart - Arkadia
Nov. 11: Furstenfeld - St.Polten


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Tiedeman, Wels24.5 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.22.6 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg21.4 
 4. Dale, UBSC G.20.5 
 5. Lamesic, Wels20.0 
 6. Gilchrese, UBSC G.19.3 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna18.8 
 8. Spasojevic, Arkadia18.4 
 9. Grum, Furstenfeld18.2 
 10. Gradnigo, Oberwart17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.11.6 
 2. Speiser, St.Polten9.2 
 3. Heard, Gussing9.0 
 4. Trmal, BC Vienna9.0 
 5. Lamesic, Wels8.0 
 6. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.7 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.5 
 8. Arnold, Gmunden7.2 
 9. Shaw, Kapfenberg7.0 
 10. Bortolin, Arkadia7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.8 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg5.8 
 3. O''Neal, Furstenfeld5.6 
 4. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.5 
 6. Ahmetbasic, Wels4.2 
 7. Schaal, UBSC G.4.2 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
 9. Spasojevic, Arkadia4.0 
 10. Bortolin, Arkadia4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo O''NEAL
  Furstenfeld
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. O''Neal, Furstenfeld2.4 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna2.3 
 3. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.0 
 4. Boylan, BC Vienna2.0 
 5. Oppland, Gmunden1.8 
 6. Arnold, Gmunden1.8 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.8 
 8. Bortolin, Arkadia1.6 
 9. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.5 
 10. Koch, Gussing1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Joe Dean SHAW
  Kapfenberg
  (199-F-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Shaw, Kapfenberg1.6 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.4 
 3. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 4. Washington, Wels1.0 
 5. Oppland, Gmunden0.8 
 6. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.8 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld0.6 
 9. Arnold, Gmunden0.6 
 10. Gant, Oberwart0.6 


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

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

Rasid Mahalbasic
Rasid Mahalbasic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-90, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Poland. He could not help Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1-3) to beat Maccabi T-A (4-0). Mahalbasic recorded 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes on the court. The sixth-placed Asseco Prokom Gdynia was crushed 93-62 on the road by the leading Maccabi T-A in the group B of Euroleague. It's Mahalbasic's first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 47.4% and FT: 37.5% in the four games he played so far. Mahalbasic has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian. Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Anton Maresch
Anton Maresch
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Anton Maresch (191-91, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain). He was the major contributor in a River Andorra's victory against the tenth-ranked Ourense (0-1) crushing them 84-63 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Maresch scored 15 points and had 3 steals. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Maresch's overall stats this year are: 9.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 26.3%, 3FGP: 66.7% and FT: 75.0%. He is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.

Matej Kljaic
Matej Kljaic
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U16 international forward Matej Kljaic (193-91, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1. Kljaic was not able to help Djuro Djakovic (3-2) in their last game. Despite his good performance Djuro Djakovic lost 67-76 in Zagreb to the leading KK Zagreb. Kljaic was the second best scorer with 11 points in a mere 18 minutes. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Kljaic has been at the team for four years. This season he averages only 4.0ppg, 2FGP: 44.4% in the five games. Kljaic is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Croatian. Despite he played previously for the Croatian U18 national team, Kljaic played also for the Austrian U16 national team in 2007.

Thomas Schreiner
Thomas Schreiner
   #4. Point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Anton Maresch and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Schreiner contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Ourense (0-1) crushing them 84-63. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Schreiner's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.8spg. He is also Austrian national team player.

Benjamin Ortner
Benjamin Ortner
   #5. International power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Montepaschi Siena in a 3-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Chalon/Saor (1-3) 93-90 in the Euroleague last Friday. Ortner recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. Montepaschi Siena (1-3) is placed fifth in group B. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This year Ortner averages just 1.0ppg in the two games. He plays currently for the Austrian national team.

Jason Detrick
Jason Detrick
   #6. Small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Cyprus) was not able to secure a victory for Apollon (0-2) in their game against Omonia (2-0) in the Cypriot Division A. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Detrick was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 4 assists. Detrick's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Detrick belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #2. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Detrick averages: 21.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Detrick is an international player who is currently on the senior Austrian National Team roster. He used to play for UBC Stahlbau Oberwart Gunners in Austrian league.

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

   #1. Jamie Kohn (195-G-89, college: E.Connecticut, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Tees Valley Mohawks to an easy victory against the league outsider Worthing Thunder (0-2) crushing them 123-81 in the British EBL D1 (second division) in Saturday night's game. Kohn had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 3 steals in 29 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Kohn's first season in pro basketball. Tees Valley Mohawks (2-0) is placed fifth in the EBL D1. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Kohn has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 3.0apg and 2.0spg in the two games he played so far.

Other top Austrian players, who play abroad:

Peter Klemm (197-F-85) plays for Tuebingen II in German Regionalliga
Michael Kaiser (195-G-82) plays for TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach in German Regionalliga



A Bundesliga Round 6 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most interesting game of round 6 in the A Bundesliga was a home defeat of 6th ranked UBSC Graz (3-3) by fourth ranked Xion Dukes (4-2) who outscored them by 18 points 103-85. The game without a history. Xion Dukes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Xion Dukes outrebounded UBSC Graz 40-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman Michael Anthony Dale (197-84, college: S.Illinois) with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels and Gussing. UBSC Graz lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with three games lost. Xion Dukes is looking forward to face league's leader BC Vienna in Wien in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UBSC Graz will play on the road against Raiffeisen Wels (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Raiffeisen Wels (4-2) against fourth ranked Gussing Knights (4-2) on Monday night. Visiting Raiffeisen Wels were defeated by Gussing Knights in Gussing 90-80. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Raiffeisen Wels. American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) notched 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and Thomas Klepeisz supported him with 18 points and 5 assists. Even 18 points and 6 rebounds by the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Raiffeisen Wels. Gussing Knights moved-up to second place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Wels. Gussing Knights will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Raiffeisen Wels will play at home against UBSC Graz and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kapfenberg. 3rd ranked host Kapfenberg Bulls (3-2) lost to top-ranked BC Vienna (6-0) 87-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kapfenberg Bulls. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Ian Boylan who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was Joe Dean Shaw who recorded 25 points and 9 rebounds. Undefeated BC Vienna have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Kapfenberg Bulls at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. BC Vienna will meet at home league's second-placed Xion Dukes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Furstenfeld Panthers has finally registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Traiskirchen, where they defeated Arkadia Lions (0-5) 97-85. It was a good game for Maurice Pearson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Furstenfeld Panthers (1-4) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with St.Polten. It was Arkadia Lions' fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers' next round opponent will be St.Polten (#10) at home. Arkadia Lions will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and hope to get finally their first victory.
The game in Gmunden was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (2-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Gmunden Swans (2-3). Gmunden Swans defeated Redwell Gunners Oberwart 85-71 on Sunday. Robert Arnold scored 23 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Gmunden Swans' coach Kresimir Basic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gmunden Swans moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Oberwart. Redwell Gunners Oberwart lost third consecutive game. Gmunden Swans will face higher ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.



Gussing - Wels 90-80

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Raiffeisen Wels (4-2) against fourth ranked Gussing Knights (4-2) on Monday night. Visiting Raiffeisen Wels were defeated by Gussing Knights in Gussing 90-80. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Raiffeisen Wels. The game was mostly controlled by Gussing Knights. Raiffeisen Wels was better in third quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) notched 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and international point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) supported him with 18 points and 5 assists. Heard is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Even 18 points and 6 rebounds by the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Raiffeisen Wels. American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Gussing Knights and four Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. Gussing Knights moved-up to second place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Wels. Gussing Knights will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Raiffeisen Wels will play at home against UBSC Graz and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gussing: M.Heard 21+9reb+3ast, T.Klepeisz 18+4reb+5ast, S.Koch 15+8reb+2ast, E.Kadic 15+5reb+1ast, M.Klepeisz 11+4reb+2ast, B.Weber 5+5reb
Wels: D.Washington 20+5reb, A.Farokhmanesh 18+1reb, D.Lamesic 18+6reb+3ast, T.Tiedeman 12+7reb+3ast, R.Vieider 6+2reb, M.Ahmetbasic 4+8reb+6ast
gschID: 179594


Kapfenberg - BC Vienna 76-87

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kapfenberg. 3rd ranked host Kapfenberg Bulls (3-2) lost to top-ranked BC Vienna (6-0) 87-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kapfenberg Bulls. The game was mostly controlled by BC Vienna. Kapfenberg Bulls managed to win third quarter 24-18. But 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 swingman Ian Boylan (197-83, college: CS Northridge) who scored 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Swingman Shawn Ray (194-80, college: N.C.Central) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) who recorded 25 points and 9 rebounds and guard Giovonne Woods (191-86, college: Cent.Washington, agency: Court Side) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists respectively. Five BC Vienna and four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. BC Vienna have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Kapfenberg Bulls at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. BC Vienna will meet at home league's second-placed Xion Dukes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: I.Boylan 22+8reb+4ast, S.Ray 15+4reb+4ast, J.Francois 13+6reb+2ast, F.Trmal 13+3reb, B.Danek 10+2reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 7+4reb+3ast
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 25+9reb+2ast, G.Woods 13+5reb+9ast, Q.Pryor 11+3reb+3ast, D.Nelson 10+6reb+1ast, M.Sanchez 9+2reb+2ast, D.Mayes 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179597


Arkadia - Furstenfeld 85-97

Furstenfeld Panthers has finally registered their first victory this season after four consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Traiskirchen, where they defeated Arkadia Lions (0-5) 97-85. Arkadia Lions were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 43-30 second half run of Furstenfeld Panthers. Furstenfeld Panthers shot 22 for 30 from the free-throw line, while Arkadia Lions only scored five points from the stripe. They outrebounded Arkadia Lions 39-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. Slovenian center Blaz Cresnar (214-86) contributed with 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Worth to mention Cresnar played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) replied with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and swingman Maximilian Graf (196-88) added 26 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Arkadia Lions. Furstenfeld Panthers (1-4) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with St.Polten. It was Arkadia Lions' fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers' next round opponent will be St.Polten (#10) at home. Arkadia Lions will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: M.Pearson 28+11reb+1ast, B.Cresnar 23+6reb+1ast, S.Grum 21+1reb+4ast, L.O'Neal 9+7reb+4ast, C.Cox 9+9reb+3ast, P.Radakovics 7+5reb+3ast
Arkadia: M.Graf 26+6reb+2ast, R.Spasojevic 22+7reb+7ast, M.Bortolin 12+6reb+5ast, J.Blazevic 8+6reb+1ast, B.Guettl 8, T.Stadelmann 6
gschID: 179596


Gmunden - Oberwart 85-71

The game in Gmunden was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (2-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Gmunden Swans (2-3). Gmunden Swans defeated Redwell Gunners Oberwart 85-71 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Gmunden Swans. Redwell Gunners Oberwart was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gmunden Swans made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Gmunden Swans made 9 blocks. American forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) scored 23 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Enis Murati (194-88) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Five Gmunden Swans players scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans' coach Kresimir Basic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Chris Gradnigo (200-89, college: Co.Carolina) with 23 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and his fellow American import guard Mario Edwards (191, college: Co.Carolina) scored 8 points and 4 assists. Gmunden Swans moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Oberwart. Redwell Gunners Oberwart lost third consecutive game. Gmunden Swans will face higher ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: R.Arnold 23+8reb+1ast, E.Murati 14+3reb+3ast, R.Poiger 13+2reb, J.Brown 12+1reb+2ast, D.Oppland 10+4reb+1ast, M.Oppland 9+3reb
Oberwart: C.Gradnigo 23+5reb, H.Artner 9+2reb+2ast, M.Edwards 8+3reb+4ast, D.Jandl 6+1reb+1ast, J.Johnson 6+2reb+2ast, D.Gant 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 179595


UBSC Graz - Klosterneub. 85-103

The most interesting game of round 6 in the A Bundesliga was a home defeat of 6th ranked UBSC Graz (3-3) by fourth ranked Xion Dukes (4-2) who outscored them by 18 points 103-85. The game without a history. Xion Dukes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Xion Dukes outrebounded UBSC Graz 40-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American swingman Michael Anthony Dale (197-84, college: S.Illinois) with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import point guard Eric Gilchrese (183-87, college: New Hampshire) scored 17 points. Four Xion Dukes and five UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Wels and Gussing. UBSC Graz lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with three games lost. Xion Dukes is looking forward to face league's leader BC Vienna in Wien in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UBSC Graz will play on the road against Raiffeisen Wels (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Klosterneub.: C.Bobb 22+6reb+1ast, R.Suljanovic 21+9reb+2ast, J.Chappell 19+8reb+1ast, C.Nagler 14+1reb+1ast, K.Payton 8+7reb+5ast, D.Zeleznik 7+4reb+3ast
UBSC Graz: M.Anthony Dale 17+5reb+5ast, E.Gilchrese 17+2reb+1ast, C.Knor 14+1reb+1ast, M.Stegnjaic 13+7reb, A.Heuberger 11+5reb+1ast, R.Lanegger 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179593



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Magnum Rolle's 32 points make him top Bahamas player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Magnum Rolle
Magnum Rolle
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese JBL. He could not help Mitsubishi Dolphins (3-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Rolle's very good performance Mitsubishi Dolphins were edged 77-74 on the road by the second-ranked Panasonic Trians. He was the top scorer with 32 points. Rolle also added 6 rebounds. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Rolle belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.9ppg, 6.6rpg, 2FGP: 56.4%(62-110), 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 28.6%. Rolle played for the Bahamas senior national team five years ago.

Ryan Moss
Ryan Moss
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR, currently plays in Mexico). He led Lechugueros to a victory against the closely-ranked Barreteros (10-10) 87-78 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) on Thursday night. Moss recorded 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. Lechugueros de Leon (6-14) is placed 12th in the LNBP. This year Moss averages: 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 45.9% and FT: 87.0% in the seven games he played so far. He played for the Bahamas national team in 2004.

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division. He was not able to help Marso NYKK (2-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Davis' very good performance Marso NYKK was defeated 90-84 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Soproni. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Davis also added 8 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Davis' first year with the team. Davis is currently third on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This season he has very good stats: 13.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.2bpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 54.2% and FT: 58.1%. Worth to mention Davis played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Davis is also a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Trevor Harvey
Trevor Harvey
   #4. Center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St., currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A was not able to secure a victory for Giurgiu (3-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance Giurgiu lost 73-80 at home to the higher-ranked (#7) CSM Bucuresti. Harvey scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 20 minutes. It's Harvey's first season with the team. Harvey belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2 with 1.5bpg. This year he also averages: 12.8ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.3apg in the six games. Harvey used to play for the Bahamas U21 national team back in 2000.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) led Golden State Warriors to a victory against the Los Angeles Clippers (1-1) 114-110 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. He scored 17 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 28 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Thompson's second season in pro basketball. The Golden State Warriors have 2-0 record this season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 14.7ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.0apg in the three games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American. Despite his Bahamas passport, Thompson previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bahamas team.

   #2. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia), who plays in the Slovakian Extraliga could not help Nitra (3-3) in their last game on Monday. Despite his good performance Nitra was defeated 81-66 on the road by the lower-ranked Levice (#10). Cadot scored 12 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Cadot is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (fifth place). This season he has very high stats. Cadot averages: 17.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2bpg and 2.0spg.

Other top Bahamas players, who play abroad:

Dynile Forbes (188-G-86) plays for Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi in Spanish LEB Silver
Jamaal Douglas (201-F-85) plays for Tln Kalev in Estonian KML
Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) plays for Starwings in Swiss LNA
Torrington Cox (201-F-85) plays for Al Jahraa in Kuwaiti D1



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

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

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Baltic League). He led his Lithuanian team Siauliai to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Rapla (0-4) crushing them 106-63 in the Baltic League in Saturday night's game. Liutych recorded 13 points in 22 minutes on the court. BC Siauliai (4-1) is placed second in group A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Liutych has relatively good stats this year: 12.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 71.0%(22-31), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 72.7% in the five games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in VTB United League). Veremeenko led his Russian team Unics Kazan to a victory against the eighth-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-3) 86-72 in the VTB United League last Monday. He recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks (made all of his five free throws). Unics Kazan (3-1) is placed third in group A. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Veremeenko's fifth year with the team. This season Veremeenko averages: 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 2FGP: 61.9%(13-21) and FT: 76.9%. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. Veremeenko played for the Belarusian national team in 2007.

Mikita Meshcharakou
Mikita Meshcharakou
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy). He was the major contributor in an AcegasAps TR's victory against the closely-ranked Givova Scafati (3-2) crushing them 81-61 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Meshcharakou recorded 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 24 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his first season in pro basketball. Acegas Aps Trieste (3-2) is placed sixth in the Lega2. But the season just started, so everything may happen. It's Meshcharakou's first year with the team. This season Meshcharakou's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 35.7%, 3FGP: 27.3% and FT: 75.0% in the five games. He is also a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #4. Center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Olin Edirne (1-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Parakhouski's good performance Olin Edirne was badly defeated 81-62 on the road by the much higher-ranked Galatasaray (#3). He recorded 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. It's Parakhouski's first year with the team. Parakhouski is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.5bpg. Parakhouski is also Belarusian national team player.

Dante Stiggers
Dante Stiggers
   #5. International point guard Dante Stiggers (188-82, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Cyprus) was not able to help Apoel (0-1) in their game against Keravnos (2-0) in the Cypriot Division A. He scored only 4 points, made 8 passes and 4 steals in 34 minutes. Apoel was edged 68-66 in Strovolos by the leading Keravnos. Stiggers' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Stiggers' first season with the team. Stiggers belongs to league's best passers (ranked #2) and also on the list of most steals (first place). This year his total stats are: 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.5apg and 4.0spg in the two games. Stiggers is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Belarusian national team. Stiggers used to play for BK Minsk-2006 in Belarusian league.

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

   #1. Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, currently plays in Russia), who plays in the Russian PBL could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-3) to beat Khimky (2-0). He did not beat the league record on Monday evening. Yurchyk recorded only 1 points. BC Nizhny Novgorod was defeated 86-82 on the road by the second-ranked Khimky. It was BC Nizhny Novgorod's third consecutive loss in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. This season Yurchyk averages just 1.5ppg. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian.

   #2. Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a 2-point Ironi Ramat Gan's victory against the closely-ranked Ironi Nahariya (2-1) 82-80 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Yeremishin scored 6 points in only 11 minutes. Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan (2-1) is placed fourth in the National League. This year Yeremishin averages only 2.0ppg in the three games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Israeli. Despite Yeremishin's Belarusian nationality, he previously played for the Israeli university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belarusian team.

   #3. Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Elitzur Yavne to win against the sixth-ranked Hapoel Kazrin (2-1) 94-75 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday. Lioutrine scored only 1 points. Elitzur Yavne (3-0) is placed first in the National League. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Lioutrine has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 3.0rpg. He has both Belarusian and Israeli nationalities.

Other top Belarusian players, who play abroad:

Heorhi Kandrusevich (197-G/F-78) plays for Ferro-ZNTU in Ukrainian Superleague
Dmitri Paliashchuk (199-SG-85) plays for Halychyna in Ukrainian Superleague
Aleh Kojenets (208-C-77) plays for Mazeikiai in Lithuanian NKL
Sergey Karpov (200-F-80) plays for Sojuz Zaretchny in Russian Superlaegue
Denis Yarets (190-G-89) plays for Desna Bryansk in Russian Higher League
Dimo Jeleznov (202-F/C-88) plays for Tongeren in Belgian Division II
Valery Gandlin (200-G-86) plays for BK Almaty in Kazakhstan D1

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



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Jason Clark claims Belgian Ethias League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Talented American Jason Clark (188-G-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Aalstar and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding six rebounds and four assists for Aalstar in his team's victory, helping them to beat Liege (#3, 3-2) 70-60. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Aalstar to consolidate first place in the Belgian Ethias League. Aalstar have a solid 4-1 record. Clark turned to be Aalstar's top player in his first season with the team. Jason Clark averages this season 14.6ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Serbian Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-C/F-87) of Verviers-Pep.. Aleksandrov impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Verviers-Pep. to edge slightly higher-ranked Leuven (1-4) by 3 points 87-84. Despite this victory they still are the league outsider. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Verviers-Pep. managed to get this year. Aleksandrov is a newcomer at Verviers-Pep. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.2ppg (#7). He also registered 7.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Verviers-Pep.'s star - American Jerime Anderson (187-G-89). Anderson showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, five rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of Verviers-Pep., helping his team with a 87-84 win against Leuven (1-4). Verviers-Pep. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-4 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Anderson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Anderson has individually a great season in Belgium. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.2apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ralph Biggs (199-F-76) of Antwerp - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82) of M.Hainaut - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Gerald Robinson (185-PG-89) of Leuven - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Derrick Allen (203-F-80) of Spirou - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Jeremy Green (193-G) of Verviers-Pep. - 15 points and 7 rebounds
9. Ivan Aska (200-F-90) of Leuven - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Brian Qvale (210-C-88) of M.Hainaut - 10 points and 8 rebounds

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



Division II - Round Nine - by Bert Larsimont

Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. BasKet Tongeren: 77-92

The game remained close in the first quarter: 8-8, 18-14 and 22-22. Neither club took a large lead in the first minutes of the second quarter: 28-30 and 35-36. BasKet Tongeren's scorer Jeroen Eskens (190-G-81) suddenly boosted his team which ended the first half with a 12-point advantage. Joeri Moonen (205-F-84) also played well in offense and helped his team dig the gap: 48-63 and 53-72. On a dunk by BasKet Tongeren's Dean Dillen (210-C-88), the scoreboard showed 59-79 in the fourth quarter. The young Giants eventually reduced the gap and finished 15 points behind: 77-92 after 40 minutes.
Score evolution: 22-22, 39-51, 53-72 and 77-92.
Best scorers:
Giants II: D. Donkor 20, D. Marchant 13, R. Bogaerts 11.
Tongeren: J. Eskens 20, J. Moonen 20, K. Doukmani 11.

Excelsior Brussels vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 80-85

There was a real lack of defense for Excelsior in the first half. Despite having lost four times in row, the Condors of coach Steve Ibens played well offensively on the other side. They even recorded a large advantage (+12) at the half. The Condors, led by their center Sebastien Vermeulen (207-F/C-81), outrebounded the Brussels' squad through the whole game: 7/17 in offensive rebounds. The men of coach Serge Crevecoeur, led by Lars Maesfrancx (197-F-90) in offense, reacted well in the third and fourth quarter. Nick Verrept (192-SF-80) and Sam Semijejero (195-PF-77) were also efficient for the home team and the scoreboard showed 66-66 early in the fourth quarter when Steve Ibens took a crucial time-out. His Condors had then a 0-5 run afterwards. The second half was really pleasant. The visitors kept scoring and took a large lead again: 68-76. Last efforts by the Brussels' players were not enough and the Condors eventually stayed ahead.
Score evolution: 17-25, 36-48, 58-66 and 80-85.
Best scorers:
Excelsior: X. Collette 11, N. Verrept 17, M. Depuydt 5, J. Van Haevermaet 7, G. De Pooter 4, L. Maesfrancx 18, J. De Schepper 2, S. Semijejero 16.
Condors: N/A

BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 74-89

The Haantjes could not avoid a large loss by a margin of 15 points against the Kangoeroes of coach Tom Poppe last weekend. This puts an end to a nice record of five wins in a row for BBC Oudenaarde of coach Alain Defraigne . Special mention to former Belgian Lion Sebastien Bellin (205-C-78, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Oakland) who scored 24 points for the Kangoeroes in this game.
Best scorers:
Haantjes: N/A
Kangoeroes: S. Bellin 24, W. Dobbelaere 2, D. Souveryns 15, W. Van Schil 11, K. De Wit 4, M. Gorremans 17, D. Dhaens 16.

Bent Schoenen Waregem vs. Gembo BBC: 94-85

Five technical fouls were called in this game. Gembo led by 8 points in the first quarter of the game: 20-28. Thanks to Olivier Foucart (195-G-84) and Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92), BS Waregem came back in front in the second quarter: 48-42 and 56-50. Despite many efforts by Nick Celis (194-G-88), the visitors remained behind in the third and fourth quarters: 65-54, 73-67, 82-72, 89-84 and 94-85 as final score. Free game video highlights (in Dutch) available here: http://www.focus-wtv.tv/video/waregem-uit-op-revanche-tegen-gembo.
Score evolution: 23-28, 56-50, 75-67 and 94-85.
Best scorers:
BS Waregem: O. Foucart 31, A. Steinbach 22, A. Gueye 16, T. Foucart 9, L. Delepeleire 7, B. Samaey 4, L. Loontiens 3, T. Delmulle 2.
Gembo: N. Celis 26, T. Goethaert 13, L. Jansen 12, P. Van Rillaer 12, W. Lemaire 7, A. Goetgeluck 7, D. Loubry 5, E. Van Aken 2, A. Vermeersch 1.

Gent Dragons vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B): 90-57

Despite leading 21-22 in the beginning of the second quarter, the young visitors of Essor Charleroi and their coach Dufour Sebastien could not do much against Division II leaders of Gent Dragons afterwards. Three-pointers hit by Thomas Van De Vondel (194-F/G-80) and Lars Tielens (190-G-88) as well as strong plays by the Dragons' big men Brian Heinle (205-F-78, agency: Court Side, college: CS Northridge), Constantin Mukole Tshimuanga (86) and Leigh Enobakhare (206-C-86, agency: Court Side) in the paint helped the Gentenaars win this game. Young Dragons Edward Van Herzele (189-G-92), William Van Herzele (189-PG-94), Gregory Claeys and Mathieu Detiege (192-F/G-89), off the bench, were given the chance to show all their potential in the last minutes of this game.
Score evolution: 21-19, 39-28, 64-43 and 90-57.
Best scorers:
Dragons: E. Van Herzele 1, W. Van Herzele 2, B. Heinle 7, R. Spaens 3, L. Tielens 13, F. Lait 3, T. Van De Vondel 34, M. Van Gelder 4, L. Enobakhare 10, G. Claeys 2, M. Detiege 3, C. Tshimuanga 8.
Essor: Y. Siegwarth 15, A. Lambot 7, B. Penninck 9, L. Louves 2, J. Stas 7, A. Zuccolini 14, M. Steenberghs 3.

Point Chaud Sprimont vs. Cuva Houthalen: 74-72

The largest lead for the home team was 56-45 in the second half. Odell Hodge (204-C/F-73, college: ODU) played very well inside for the visitors. In the last minutes of the game, two players of the home team as well as one for Cuva Houthalen have been sent out of the game and excluded by referees after a fight. The visitors eventually lost the game by a two-point margin and leaves the current Division II lead to Gent Dragons. Highlights of the game (in French) on RTC Tele Liege: http://www.rtc.be/sport/rtc-sports/1452009-2.
Best scorers:
Sprimont: R. Delhaye 2, G. Vrancken 10, J.-B. Thome 6, G. Hertay 9, F. Manset 2, F. Delsaute 10, J. Flagothier 2, G. Donnnay 20, F. Forthomme 6, A. Bousmanne 7.
Cuva: N/A

Belfius Mons-Hainaut II vs. CEP Fleurus: 67-79

Many CEP fans went to the mons.arena to support their favourite team. Some of the players of Mons Hainaut II already had the Ethias League shock of Saturday between Belfius Union Mons and Belgacom Spirou in mind. CEP shooter Kevin Jonniaux (198-G-83) is now back in action (already in Belgian Cup vs. VOO RBC Verviers Pepinster last week) after a rather long period of inactivity due to injury. The young Belfius players of coach Patrick Verdun trailed behind during most of the game but came back at 67-71 with 52 seconds left on the clock. The visitors reassured their traveling fans by hitting important free-throws and spectacular baskets in the final seconds.

Score evolution: 14-21, 34-44, 49-63 and 67-79.
Best scorers:
Mons Hainaut II: E. Lecomte 22, L. Giancaterino 18, L. Schwartz 11, Renard 5, A. Gorgemans 9, K. Tsumba 2.
CEP: C. Manzanza 17, L. Hazard 13, C. Ilongo 18, K. Jonniaux 11, T. Bauwens 7, L. Pourtoit 7, S. Muric 6.

Bye: Sint-Jan Antwerp

Postponed game:

Cuva Houthalen vs. Port of Antwerp Giants II: 95-68 (played on 2012-10-31)





Beye Tabu-Eboma selected the top Belgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Beye Tabu-Eboma
Beye Tabu-Eboma
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-85, currently plays in Italy). He contributed to Cantu's victory against one of league's weakest teams Air Avellino (2-4) 79-67 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Tabu-Eboma scored 9 points, had 11 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 31 minutes on the court. Chebolletta Cantu (4-2) is placed third in the SerieA. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Tabu-Eboma's first year with the team. Tabu-Eboma belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6 with 3.8apg. He also averaged so far 9.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 56.3%(9-16), 3FGP: 47.6%(10-21) in the six games he played so far. Tabu-Eboma is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (4-2) 82-65 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Hervelle scored 9 points. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (5-1) is placed second in the ACB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. But the season just started, so everything may happen. This year Hervelle averages: 6.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 47.1% and FT: 71.4%. He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. Van Rossom could not help CAI Zaragoza (3-3) to beat G.Canaria 2014 (4-2). He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. CAI Zaragoza was badly defeated 74-56 on the road by the higher-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (#8). It was CAI Zaragoza's third consecutive loss in a row. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Van Rossom's overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, 3FGP: 47.4%(9-19). He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Marcus Faison
Marcus Faison
   #4. An experienced guard Marcus Faison (196-78, college: Siena, currently plays in Georgia) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Samedicino-Academia (0-3) crushing them 95-45 in a derby game in the Georgian Superleague last Saturday. Faison scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 24 minutes. BC Armia Tbilisi (2-0) is placed third in the Superleague. Faison has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.0apg in the two games. He is a naturalized American. Faison used to play for the Belgian national team last year. He played also for TEC Spirou Charleroi in Belgian league.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #5. Former U20 international swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL was not able to help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost 73-79 in Chester to the higher-ranked (#10) Cheshire Jets. Hulsen scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 34 minutes. So far Liverpool Mersey Tigers lost all seven games in the Regular Season. This year Hulsen has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg and 3.3apg in the six games. He used to play for the Belgian U20 national team three years ago.

Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
   #6. Center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland) was not able to secure a victory for Polpharma (2-4) in their game against AZS Koszalin (4-2) in the Polish TBL. Lichodzijewski cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. Polpharma was crushed 86-64 in Koszalin by the higher-ranked AZS Koszalin (#5). It was Polpharma's third consecutive loss in a row. This season Lichodzijewski averages just 1.0ppg. He is a former international player as he played for the Belgian senior team four years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Fileni BPA Jesi (2-3) in their last game. Despite Hoover's very good performance Fileni BPA Jesi lost 81-88 at home to the much higher-ranked (#3) Novipiu Casale. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Hoover also added 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 32 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Hoover is ranked seventh on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.0apg. This year his other stats are: 10.4ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.2spg in the five games he played so far. Hoover is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Belgium.

   #2. Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83, college: Tusculum, currently plays in France) led JA Vichy to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Quimper UJAP (4-2) crushing them 92-64 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Tshomba recorded 13 points. JA Vichy Val d'Allier Auvergne basket (4-3) is placed sixth in the NM1. Tshomba's overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg and 1.5rpg.

   #3. Christopher Jones (186-G-90, currently plays in Luxembourg), who plays in the Luxembourg Diekirch League was not able to help Contern (3-4) in their last game. Despite Jones' good performance Contern lost 69-77 on the road to the league outsider (#10) Black Star. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Jones also added 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 31 minutes. Jones is ranked first on the list of the most steals in the league with 2.9spg. This year his other stats are: 9.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.6apg in the seven games. Jones has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Luxembourg.



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Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Capljina 3-0 
 2. Mladost 2-1 
 3. Radnik B. 2-1 
 4. Borac Nektar 2-1 
 5. Varda HE 2-1 
 6. Bosna 1-2 
 7. Kakanj 1-2 
 8. Leotar 1-2 
 9. Posusje 1-2 
 10. Servitium 1-2 
 11. Vogosca 1-2 
 12. Zrinjski HT 1-2 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki WWin

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 4: Posusje - Kakanj 90-55
Nov. 3: Radnik B. - Bosna 77-76
Nov. 3: Vogosca - Varda HE 75-93
Nov. 4: Borac Nektar - Servitium 71-63
Nov. 3: Leotar - Mladost 62-86
Nov. 3: Zrinjski HT - Capljina 58-63

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 10: Bosna - Kakanj
Nov. 10: Varda HE - Posusje
Nov. 10: Mladost - Vogosca
Nov. 10: Servitium - Leotar
Nov. 10: Capljina - Borac Nektar
Nov. 10: Radnik B. - Zrinjski HT


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Bakovic, Posusje23.3 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca22.0 
 3. Hot, Vogosca21.0 
 4. Peljto, Kakanj19.5 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.19.3 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost19.0 
 7. Bjelica, Capljina19.0 
 8. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.18.3 
 9. Josilo, Varda HE18.0 
 10. Popovic, Capljina16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 N KNEZEVIC
  Leotar
  (--)
  Avg: 11
 1. Knezevic, Leotar11.0 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca10.3 
 3. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT9.0 
 4. Erkic, Radnik B.9.0 
 5. Djurasovic, Leotar8.7 
 6. Jovanovic, Radnik8.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost7.7 
 8. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.6.3 
 9. Lalovic, Zrinjski.6.3 
 10. Ninkovic, Leotar6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Posusje
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bakovic, Posusje7.0 
 2. Hot, Vogosca6.3 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina6.0 
 4. Radovanovic, Radni.5.7 
 5. Kascelan, Leotar5.7 
 6. Peljto, Kakanj5.5 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.4.7 
 8. Hodzic, Bosna4.3 
 9. Loncar, Borac N.4.0 
 10. Josilo, Varda HE3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dino HODZIC
  Bosna
  (190-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hodzic, Bosna4.0 
 2. Hot, Vogosca3.3 
 3. Kastratovic, Varda2.7 
 4. Peljto, Kakanj2.5 
 5. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT2.3 
 6. Kovacevic, Capljina2.3 
 7. Cutura, Posusje2.3 
 8. Mustapic, Posusje2.0 
 9. Trikic, Borac N.2.0 
 10. Bakovic, Posusje2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nermin BUZA
  Bosna
  (206-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Buza, Bosna2.0 
 2. Ninkovic, Leotar1.5 
 3. Velimirovic, Mlado.1.0 
 4. Sladoje, Servitium1.0 
 5. Hot, Vogosca1.0 
 6. Mustapic, Posusje1.0 
 7. Lalovic, Zrinjski.0.7 
 8. Begovac, Kakanj0.7 
 9. Rizvic, Bosna0.7 
 10. Djurasovic, Leotar0.7 


KSBiH TOP PERFORMERS ROUND 3! - by Chris Mathieu

KSBiH TOP PERFORMERS ROUND 3!

PG Ranko Ivic: Young PG and member of the Bosnian Youth National Teams had an excellent game in the teams win 6-9 from the field 20pts total for a player usually known for his defense.

G Ivan Begic: Another young player who had a breakout game 25pts 10-18 from the field 4-9 from three in a blowout win vs Kakanj.

G Armin Hot: Three rounds and three awards for this KK BOSNA castoff! 5-8 from the field, 9 assists three steals and two blocks in a very efficient game. So far averaging over 20pppg shooting over 60% from three, 6 rebounds 6 assists and 3 steals and 2 blocks per game!

PF Nermin Buza: 6-9 from the field, 15pts 5 rebounds 4 blocks in a loss.

F/C Igor Bijelic: 9-12 from the field 20pts and 7 rebounds in a win!

MVP: Ranko Ivic



NBA: Mirza Teletovic plays when it counts! - by Sead Buljina


Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85) played tonight more than a half of the decisive 4th quarter vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves. Before solid effort on both ends in the second half Teletovic drained a 3-pointer at the end of the 2nd quarter at the buzzer. He later added a dunk and finished tonight's game with 5 points on 2 of 3 shooting from the field, 2 rebounds and 1 steal in limited playing time. However, that was not enough for a win and the Brooklyn Nets suffered their first defeat this season.
It was great to see that Nets' coach Avery Johnson trusts Mirza enough to keep him on the court not only in the final quarter, but also in the last minute of a close game.
The Nets play next game at Miami on Wednesday.
Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket)



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

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

Ernest Bremer
Ernest Bremer
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Ernest Bremer (194-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Turkey). Bremer was the major contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 12th-ranked Mersin (1-2) crushing them 74-50 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. He scored 10 points and added 3 assists. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (4-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This season Bremer averages: 3.5ppg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 16.7%. He is a naturalized American. Bremer played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team one years ago. He used to play for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

Muhamed Pasalic
Muhamed Pasalic
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Muhamed Pasalic (192-87, currently plays in Greece). Pasalic led Aris to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Panelefsiniakos (1-3) 85-76 in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Pasalic recorded 20 points in 26 minutes. Aris Thessaloniki (3-2) is placed fifth in the A1. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Pasalic's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 54.5% and FT: 83.3% in the four games he played so far. Pasalic is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Henry Domercant
Henry Domercant
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Henry Domercant (194-80, college: E.Illinois, currently plays in Turkey). He contributed to Galatasaray's victory against the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (3-1) 83-73 in a derby game in the Turkish TBL last Monday. Domercant scored 9 points. It was his first game for Galatasaray this season. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. His team is placed second in the TBL. So far Galatasaray won all four games in the Regular Season. Domercant is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely Domercant has never played in Bosnia.

Ognjen Kuzmic
Ognjen Kuzmic
   #4. Center Ognjen Kuzmic (215-90, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 2-point FIATC Joventut's victory against the 14th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-5) 82-80 in the Spanish ACB on Saturday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. FIATC Joventut Badalona (4-2) is placed ninth in the ACB. This year Kuzmic's total stats are: 6.0ppg and 5.0rpg in the six games. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #5. International forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an ALBA Berlin's victory against the closely-ranked TBB Trier (4-2) 88-80 in the German BBL in Saturday night's game. Djedovic recorded 13 points. ALBA Berlin (3-2) is placed eighth in the BBL. Djedovic has relatively good stats this season: 12.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Esmir Rizvic
Esmir Rizvic
   #6. Center Esmir Rizvic (213-82, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Zlatorog (2-1) crushing them 95-69 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Saturday night. Rizvic scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. KK Maribor Messer (2-1) is placed second in the Telemach League. This season Rizvic has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg and 5.3rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior team three years ago.

Marko Popovic
Marko Popovic
   #7. Former international guard Marko Popovic (193-84, currently plays in Serbia) was the main contributor in Sloga's victory against the eighth-ranked Tamis (3-2) 83-79 in the Serbian A League in Saturday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Popovic recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and making 12 passes. He also added 5 rebounds. It was his first game for Sloga this season. His team is placed 13th in the A League. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Popovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team three years ago.

Elmedin Kikanovic
Elmedin Kikanovic
   #8. Center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an overtime Enisey Krasnoyarsk's victory against the fifth-ranked VEF Riga (2-2) 96-93 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. He was the top player that evening. Kikanovic recorded 21 points (made all of his five free throws). Enisey Krasnoyarsk (2-1) is placed third in group B. Kikanovic has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 2.3rpg. He plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Goran Ikonic
Goran Ikonic
   #9. International guard Goran Ikonic (196-80, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to a 3-point Halychyna's victory against the league outsider BC Odessa (2-9) 85-82 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Ikonic scored 14 points in 23 minutes. Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (8-3) is placed fourth in the Superleague. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ikonic has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg in the 11 games. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Kenan Bajramovic
Kenan Bajramovic
   #10. Center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked TED Kolejliler (2-2) crushing them 112-76 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. Bajramovic recorded 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (3-1) is placed fifth in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Bajramovic has averaged so far 6.3ppg and 3.8rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. International forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Lipscomb, currently plays in Switzerland) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Starwings 88-73 in the Swiss LNA on Saturday night. Hodzic was the top player that evening. He scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Hodzic is currently sixth on the list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Hodzic averages: 19.0ppg, 7.4rpg and 2.2apg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team last year.

   #12. International point guard Nemanja Gordic (192-88, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague could not help Azovmash to beat Budivelnyk. Gordic scored 9 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 27 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 20 points 90-70. He has reliable stats this year: 10.3ppg, 2.5rpg and 4.3apg in the 11 games. Gordic is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #13. An experienced international point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Goran Ikonic and both played together in the last Ukrainian Superleague game. Vasiljevic contributed to a 3-point Halychyna's victory against the league outsider BC Odessa 85-82. He scored 8 points and added 9 assists. Vasiljevic has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 5.4apg and 1.1spg. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

   #14. International forward Miralem Halilovic (205-91, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to a KK Zagreb's victory against the eighth-ranked Alkar Sinj 84-80 in the Croatian A1 in Saturday night's game. Halilovic scored 9 points. He has averaged so far 1.8ppg and 1.6rpg. Halilovic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team last year.

   #15. International guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in Russia) was not able to help Spartak St.Petersburg in their game against CSKA Moscow in the Russian PBL. He recorded 6 points. His team was defeated 78-68. Wright has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg. He is a naturalized American. Wright is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. Apparently he has never played in Bosnia.

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

   #1. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Euroleague) led his Spanish team Real Madrid to a victory over the sixth-ranked Cantu (1-3) 80-66 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Begic had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 23 minutes. Real Madrid (3-1) is placed first in group A. This year Begic averages: 8.8ppg and 4.3rpg in the four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #2. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89, currently plays in Turkey) was the main contributor in a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the 13th-ranked Besiktas (0-3) 83-74 in a derby game in the Turkish TBL last Monday. Bogdanovic was MVP of the game. He recorded 18 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (4-0) is placed first in the TBL. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Bogdanovic has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #3. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, currently plays in Russia) contributed to Khimky's victory against one of league's weakest teams BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-3) 86-82 in the Russian PBL on Monday night. Planinic was MVP of the game. He recorded 15 points in 24 minutes. BC Khimky Moscow Region (2-0) is placed second in the PBL. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Planinic has relatively good stats this year: 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg in the two games. He has both Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina nationalities.

   #4. Damir Markota (209-F-85, currently plays in Turkey) faced previously mentioned Bojan Bogdanovic in the Turkish TBL last game. Markota, who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Besiktas (2-2) in their last game. Despite his good performance Besiktas lost 74-83 in a derby game to the leading Fenerbahce Ulker. Markota was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 26 minutes. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. It's Markota's first season with the team. This year Markota's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.3apg in the four games. Similarly like Planinic and Bogdanovic above he also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to a 3-point Khimik's victory against the sixth-ranked Hoverla (6-5) 88-85 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. Sehovic scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (9-2) is placed first in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Sehovic has relatively good stats this season: 12.2ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.6apg. He has Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina nationalities.

   #6. Marko Keselj (206-SF-88, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against the 15th-ranked Cajasol 82-73 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. Keselj scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. Keselj has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 1.8rpg in the six games. He holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian passports.

   #7. Sasha Topchov (206-C-80, currently plays in Romania) was the major contributor in Oradea's victory against the eighth-ranked Ploiesti 94-85 in the Romanian Division A in Friday night's game. Topchov scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. Topchov has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg and 4.7rpg in the six games.

   #8. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against the tenth-ranked White Eagles 86-68 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday. He recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and made 2 blocks (made all of his five free throws). Bizaca is currently ninth on the list of top scorers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Bizaca averages: 17.4ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.

   #9. Seid Hajric (203-F-83, currently plays in Poland) helped Anwil win their game against the closely-ranked Polpharma 85-75 in the Polish TBL on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Hajric scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. He has reliable stats this year: 12.7ppg and 5.5rpg in the six games. Hajric has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Polish nationalities.

   #10. Igor Josipovic (203-F/C-88, currently plays in Slovenia) helped Maribor Messer win their game against the closely-ranked Polzela crushing them 79-55 in the Slovenian Telemach League last Sunday. He scored 17 points in 22 minutes. Josipovic has reliable stats this year: 12.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3spg in the three games.



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Marcelinho Huertas selected the top Brazilian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Spanish team Regal FC Barcelona to a 3-point victory over the sixth-ranked Partizan (0-4) 85-82 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Huertas was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in 26 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (4-0) is placed second in group D. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. Huertas has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 42.1% in the four games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian. Huertas is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Anderson Varejao
Anderson Varejao
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Anderson Varejao (205-82, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Varejao's very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers were edged 105-102 on the road by the Milwaukee Bucks. He recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 17 rebounds. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. It's Varejao's ninth year with the team. Varejao belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #2. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Varejao averages: 14.0ppg, 15.0rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 65.8%(25-38) and FT: 85.7%. He is in the roster of the Brazilian senior national team.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Hatila Passos (211-86, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Uruguay). He was the major contributor in Hebraica's victory against the 11th-ranked Atletico Welcome (5-7) 74-63 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB in Monday night's game. Passos recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. Hebraica Macabi (10-3) is placed second in Capital group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Passos is currently third on the list of best rebounders. This season he has very high stats. Passos averages: 16.3ppg, 12.7rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 68.5%(89-130) and FT: 62.5%. He played for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #4. Swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU, currently plays in Italy) led Givova Scafati to a victory against the closely-ranked LeGamberi Foods Forlž (2-3) 84-76 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. Tavernari scored 17 points in 33 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Givova Scafati Basket (3-2) is placed eighth in the Lega2. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. This year Tavernari has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.2spg in the five games. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Italian. Tavernari used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
   #5. International power forward Tiago Splitter (211-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the New Orleans Hornets (2-1) 99-95 in the NBA on Wednesday night. He scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs have 4-0 record this season. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Splitter's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He has both Brazilian and Spanish nationalities. Splitter plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Marcus Vinicius Toledo
Marcus Vinicius Toledo
   #6. Forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86, currently plays in Spain) helped Ford Burgos win their game against the closely-ranked Melilla Baloncesto (1-4) 92-76 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Toledo scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Autocid Ford Burgos (3-2) is placed eighth in the LEB Gold. Toledo's overall stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.2apg and 2.0spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

Joao Paulo Batista
Joao Paulo Batista
   #7. Former international power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France) managed to help Le Mans Sarthe Basket in a victory in overtime against the league outsider Chorale de Roanne (1-4) 72-65 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Batista scored only 4 points in 25 minutes. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (4-1) is placed third in the ProA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Batista is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Le Mans' roster. He has reliable stats this season: 11.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.8apg in the five games. Batista used to play for the Brazilian national team two years ago.

Lucas Nogueira
Lucas Nogueira
   #8. Center Lucas Nogueira (213-92, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Asefa Estudiantes (4-2) in their game against Blancos de Rueda (3-3) in the Spanish ACB. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Nogueira scored only 2 points. Asefa Estudiantes was defeated 86-81 in Valladolid by the lower-ranked Blancos de Rueda (#11). Nogueira's overall stats this season are: 3.3ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.2bpg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team last year.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #9. International point guard Raul Neto (186-92, currently plays in Spain) helped Lagun Aro GBC edge in an overtime one of league's weakest teams Assignia Manresa (0-6) 89-88 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Neto scored 8 points and added 4 passes in 21 minutes. Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC (1-5) is placed 16th in the ACB. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. Neto is currently seventh on the list of best passers with 4.2apg. This year he also averages: 12.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5spg in the six games. Neto is also in the roster of the Brazilian national team.

Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
   #10. Point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-82, currently plays in NBA) helped Boston Celtics win their game against the Washington Wizards (0-2) 89-86 in the NBA on Saturday night. He scored only 3 points. The Boston Celtics have 1-2 record this season. This year Barbosa averages just 2.5ppg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

   #11. International point guard Rafael Freire (188-92, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Blusens Monbus in their game against CAI Zaragoza in the Spanish ACB. Freire cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 76-58. This year Freire's overall stats are: 1.8ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg in the six games. He plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

   #12. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Leche Rio Breogan in their game against Lleida Basquet in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Cobos scored 8 points. His team was defeated 76-65. Cobos' total stats this season are: 4.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.6apg. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

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

   #1. Vitor Faverani (211-C-88, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Valencia Basket's victory against the 15th-ranked Cajasol (1-5) 82-73 in the Spanish ACB on Saturday night. Faverani had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds in 26 minutes. Valencia Basket (5-1) is placed third in the ACB. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Faverani is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Valencia Basket's roster. He is currently second on the list of best rebounders with 8.5rpg. This year Faverani's other stats are: 10.7ppg and 1.3bpg in the six games he played so far.

   #2. Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minnesota St., currently plays in Bulgaria) led Balkan to a victory against the second-ranked Euroins Cherno More (2-1) 82-73 in the Bulgarian NBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 24 minutes. It was his first game for Balkan this season. His team is placed sixth in the NBL.

   #3. Sidnei De Santana (215-C-83, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) could not help CB Clavijo (2-3) to beat Planasa NV (3-2). De Santana scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. CB Clavijo lost 60-71 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Planasa NV. This year De Santana's total stats are: 6.0ppg and 3.6rpg in the five games. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Spanish.

   #4. Diego Soarez (205-C-87, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to help Atletico Welcome (5-7) in their game against Olimpia (5-6) in the Uruguayan LUB. Soarez cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The 11th-placed Atletico Welcome was defeated 84-76 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Olimpia (#9) in the Capital group. It's Soarez's first season with the team. Soarez's total stats this year are: 2.7ppg and 2.4rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Uruguayan.

   #5. Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan) contributed to an Oita Heat Devils' victory against the sixth-ranked Shiga L-Stars (3-5) 92-80 in the Japanese BJ League last Sunday. Hatano scored 9 points in 30 minutes. Oita Heat Devils (7-1) are placed first in Western group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Hatano's total stats are: 6.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg in the six games. He has both Brazilian and Japanese nationalities. Despite Hatano's Brazilian passport, he previously played for the Japanese U22 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Brazilian team.



Atila Santos make his debut in Bulgaria - by Paulo Freire

The brazilian center Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minnesota St.) signed an year deal with Balkan Botevgrad from Bulgaria. Dos Santos was in talks with his former team Cherno More in the summer, but both sides never agreed on a deal, he also did a pre-season camp in France and Turkey but the delay on his transfer papper work from Brazil damage both deals.
Dos Santos was also involved in many rumors from teams in Brazil that want to sign him for the NBB season who is about to start.
The athlete made his debut this weekend in Bulgaria in a great win against the leader team of the national league, Cherno More, 82 x 73. Dos santos was a strong presence on the pain as he drop 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 block shots in the defense.




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Lukoil Academic is facing another season in Europe - by Vladi Lazarova

Bulgarian 10 times consecutive champion Lukoil Academic is 24 hours closer to another European start. The Students will face Belgian Spiro Charleroi tomorrow (7th November) in their first game of the new EuroCup season. The game is in Universiada hall in Sofia, where Lukoil keep some of the greatest European memories in the club history. Bulgarian team comes into the match with Belgian vice-champion after a big win over the biggest rivarly Levski - 91:64 Friday night at home.

EuroCup multiple record holder and Bulgarian legend Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) will lead his squad for 10th consecutive season in Europe.


"I hope we are ready. We work hard, for me every game is a new challenge and I want to win each time I step on the floor", said Stoykov 24 hours before the game with Charleroi.

"It's very important for us not to lose concentration even for a minute. We are highly motivated and full of ambitions to show our best face this season in Europe. We respect our opponent very much, they are a great team and club with history and we hope to satisfy our fans", added the head coach of Lukoil Academic Marin Dokuzovski.



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

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

Ibrahim Jaaber
Ibrahim Jaaber
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in Euroleague). Jaaber was the major contributor in Zalgiris' victory against the fourth-ranked Armani Milano (2-2) 92-87 in the Euroleague last Thursday. He recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (4-0) is placed first in group C. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. It's Jaaber's first season with the team. This year Jaaber averages: 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 75.0%. He is a naturalized American. Jaaber played for the Bulgarian senior national team three years ago. Strangely he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Euroleague). Calloway led his Spanish team Unicaja Malaga to a victory over the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (2-2) 67-62 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He was MVP of the game. Calloway recorded 14 points in 33 minutes. Unicaja Malaga (3-1) is placed second in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Calloway has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 71.4%, 3FGP: 54.5%(12-22) and FT: 75.0% in the four games he played so far. Calloway is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian national team in 2010. Apparently Calloway has never played in Bulgaria.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague. He could not help BC Donetsk (6-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Ivanov's very good performance BC Donetsk was defeated 85-77 at home by the lower-ranked Cherkasy (#10). He was the top scorer with 17 points. Ivanov also added 7 rebounds. The Regular Season already ended. Ivanov has relatively good stats this season: 10.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.7apg, 3FGP: 28.6%. He played for the Bulgarian national team one years ago.

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #4. Guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Latvia) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Jekabpils (2-4) crushing them 84-59 in the Latvian LBL last Friday. Rowland recorded 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in 22 minutes. VEF Riga (5-0) is placed first in the LBL. So far his team won all five games in the Regular Season. This year Rowland's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.3apg and 1.3spg in the three games. He is a naturalized American. Rowland used to play for the Bulgarian national team last year. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #5. International power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Enel Brindisi's surprising victory against the second-ranked Banco di Sardegna Sassari (5-1) 90-78 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. He scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 20 minutes. Enel Brindisi (2-4) is placed 14th in the SerieA. But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go. Simmons belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2 with 1.8bpg. This year his other stats are: 8.2ppg and 5.8rpg in the six games. Simmons is a naturalized American. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team. However Simmons has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #6. Power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Lietuvos rytas (1-3) in their game against Brose Baskets (1-3) in the Euroleague. He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The fifth-placed Lietuvos rytas was defeated 84-78 on the road by the higher-ranked Brose Baskets (#4) in the group D of Euroleague. Ivanov's total stats this season are: 3.5ppg and 3.3rpg. He is international player as he played for the Bulgarian senior team one years ago.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov
   #7. International power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A was not able to secure a victory for U-Mobitelco (4-2) in their last game. Despite Nikolov's good performance U-Mobitelco lost 80-92 in Medias to the leading Gaz Metan. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Nikolov also added 5 rebounds in 40 minutes. Nikolov is currently eighth on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fourth place). He has very impressive stats this year: 17.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg and 2.2spg in the six games. Nikolov is also Bulgarian national team player.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #8. Center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Bayern Muenchen (4-3) in their game against s Oliver Baskets (3-4) in the German BBL. He recorded 5 points and blocked 2 blocks in 20 minutes. Bayern Muenchen lost 59-68 in Wuerzburg to the lower-ranked (#10) s Oliver Baskets. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Homan is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.4bpg. He also averaged so far 9.9ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.9apg in the seven games. Homan is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2010.

Simeon Iliev
Simeon Iliev
   #9. Former U20 international forward Simeon Iliev (203-89, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Balkan League) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Kavala (2-1) in their game against Kozuv (2-1) in the Balkan League. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Kavala was defeated 79-74 in Gevgelija by the higher-ranked Kozuv (#6). Iliev's total stats this season are: 4.0ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team three years ago.

Aleksandar Gruev
Aleksandar Gruev
   #10. Guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Division A couldn't help CSU Sibiu (2-4) in their last game. Despite Gruev's very good performance CSU Sibiu lost 70-84 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#9) Craiova. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Gruev also added 4 passes in 34 minutes. This year Gruev has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.0apg in the four games. He is international player as one years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. Former international forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville, currently plays in Denmark) helped Aarhus BC win their n overtime game against the closely-ranked Vaerlose 71-68 in the Danish Ligaen in Tuesday night's game. Petkov recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds. Petkov has reliable stats this season: 13.3ppg and 6.7rpg. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team eleven years ago.

   #12. U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo (3-5) in their last game. Despite Sirakov's good performance Mazzeo San Severo lost 69-79 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#13) Recanati. He scored 11 points in 34 minutes. This year Sirakov's total stats are: 7.9ppg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team last year.

   #13. Former international center Krum Doychinov (206-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help the league outsider OFI in their game against Aiolos Trikallon in the Greek A2 (second division). Doychinov recorded 8 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. His team was edged 59-56. Doychinov is currently third on the league's list of best blockers. He has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 7.3rpg. Doychinov used to play for the Bulgarian national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in France) led Chalon/Saor to a victory over the 14th-ranked Entente Orleans 45 (1-4) 85-80 in the French ProA in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Evtimov scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 29 minutes. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (4-1) is placed second in the ProA. 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. Evtimov has relatively good stats this year: 13.2ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.4apg in the five games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bulgarian and French.

   #2. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus to win against the sixth-ranked KAOD (2-2) crushing them 103-67 in the Greek A1 on Sunday night. Antic recorded only 4 points. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (4-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all four games in the Regular Season. But the season just started, so everything may happen. Antic's total stats this year are: 6.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.8apg. He is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #3. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Umana Venezia (2-4) in their last game. Despite Clark's very good performance Umana Venezia lost 83-89 on the road to the lower-ranked (#13) Sutor Montegranaro. He was the top scorer with 18 points in 27 minutes. But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen. Clark has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg in the six games. Clark is a naturalized American. However he has never played in Bulgaria.

   #4. Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Halychyna (8-3) 79-64 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Wednesday. Deane recorded 7 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (9-2) is placed first in the Superleague. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Deane's total stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 6.6apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #5. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia), who plays in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Kozuv (1-1) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Kozuv was defeated 86-72 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Kumanovo_2009 (#3). Karadzovski scored 11 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Karadzovski is currently eighth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (second place). He has very reliable stats this season: 15.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 6.0apg. Karadzovski has both Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian nationalities.



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Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 J.R. SMITH
  Zhejiang CB
  (198-G-85)
  Avg: 34.4
 1. Smith, Zhejiang CB34.4 
 2. Hudson, Qingdao E.33.6 
 3. Williams, Shanxi Z.32.0 
 4. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.29.1 
 5. Akognon, DongGuan.28.2 
 6. McDonald, Fujian Q.27.6 
 7. Marbury, Beijing27.0 
 8. Roberson, Fujian QB26.9 
 9. Chandler, Guangsha.26.6 
 10. Martin, Jilin N.26.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.14.6 
 2. Abbas, Fujian QB14.5 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.14.3 
 4. Ramos, Guangsha L.13.3 
 5. Oyedeji, Qingdao E.13.1 
 6. Hunter, Shandong12.5 
 7. Lawal, Xinjiang FT12.3 
 8. Boone, Zhejiang CB12.2 
 9. Harris, Shanghai S.12.2 
 10. Vroman, Jiangsu D.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  Jilin N.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Daghles, Jilin N.7.3 
 2. Yang, Liaoning H.6.5 
 3. Hudson, Qingdao E.6.3 
 4. Marbury, Beijing6.3 
 5. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.7 
 6. Brooks, Guandong4.8 
 7. Fahed, TianJin S.4.4 
 8. Oyedeji, Qingdao E.4.3 
 9. Mengke, Xinjiang.4.3 
 10. Zhang, Liaoning H.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tim PICKETT
  Xinjiang.
  (192-G/F-81)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Pickett, Xinjiang.2.9 
 2. Hudson, Qingdao E.2.9 
 3. Daghles, Jilin N.2.5 
 4. Smith, Zhejiang CB2.5 
 5. Vroman, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.4 
 7. Williams, Shanxi Z.2.3 
 8. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.3 
 9. Lu, Shanxi Zh.2.2 
 10. Abbas, Fujian QB2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 ZhongHao XU
  Bayi R.
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Xu, Bayi R.2.3 
 2. Morris, Beijing Du.1.8 
 3. Zhang, Shanghai S.1.8 
 4. Boone, Zhejiang CB1.7 
 5. Douthit, Foshan LL1.6 
 6. Randolph, DongGua.1.6 
 7. Vroman, Jiangsu D.1.6 
 8. Watkins, Jilin N.1.5 
 9. Abbas, Fujian QB1.4 
 10. Lawal, Xinjiang FT1.3 



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GUERREROS AND BUKAROS TO THE FEDERATION CUP FINALS - by Victor Garcia

Guerreros had a very good start with Bacci and Ortiz punishing the Nuevo Choc defense, but suddenlly Holmes and Maye woke up and cut the distance, but in the middle of the second quarter Raplhy Holmes protested a personal foul and was charged with a technichal foul, his fourth, Guerreros then took a 10 points lead that Nuevo Choco cut to 5 at times, but in the last quarter Holmes made its fifth foul and the Guerreros defense focused on James Maye, with Shawm Malloy ruling the boards the Guerreros ran the fastreak and took the final 9 points lead that puts them on the final playoff.
Guerreros 94 , S. Ortiz 23, G. Bacci 22 (5 three pointers)
Nuevo Choco 85, J Maye 22, R. Holmes 20.

Guerreros won the series 3-0

Bukaros had an easy game , Once Caldas without Tayron Thomas did not has the wheapons to hurt the yellow defense, Bukaros coach Adriano Dillone use all his rotation and Manizales never cut the distance.
Bukaros 92
Manizales 65.


Bukaros won the series 3-0




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A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Zagreb 5-0 
 2. Kvarner 2010 4-1 
 3. Djuro Djakovic 3-2 
 4. Krizevci 3-2 
 5. Jolly 2-3 
 6. Zabok 2-3 
 7. Darda 2-3 
 8. Alkar Sinj 2-3 
 9. Dubrovnik 1-4 
 10. Osjecki Sokol 1-4 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Split
 4. Zadar

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Krizevci - Jolly 84-78
Nov. 3: Zabok - Osjecki Sokol 84-68
Nov. 3: Darda - Dubrovnik 84-64
Nov. 3: Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb 80-84
Nov. 3: Djuro Djakovic - Kvarner 2010 56-69

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Dubrovnik - Osjecki Sokol
Nov. 10: Jolly - Zabok
Nov. 10: KK Zagreb - Krizevci
Nov. 10: Kvarner 2010 - Alkar Sinj
Nov. 10: Darda - Djuro Djakovic


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. James, KK Zagreb21.4 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.21.0 
 3. Ross, Jolly20.0 
 4. Lez, Zabok19.8 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci19.6 
 6. Peric, KK Zagreb16.8 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201016.4 
 8. Butorac, Jolly16.0 
 9. Peraica, Darda15.4 
 10. Modric, Alkar Sinj13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20108.4 
 2. Krapic, KK Zagreb7.2 
 3. Peric, KK Zagreb7.0 
 4. Massamba, Djuro D.7.0 
 5. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.0 
 6. Skific, Kvarner5.8 
 7. Matic, Alkar Sinj5.8 
 8. Vlaic, Zabok5.4 
 9. Price, Osjecki Sok.5.4 
 10. Krstanovic, Krize.5.2 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner6.2 
 2. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 3. Panduric, Darda4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Darda3.6 
 5. Jugo, Alkar Sinj3.6 
 6. Tomeljak, Osjecki3.4 
 7. Petkovic, Jolly3.4 
 8. Toroman, Djuro D.3.3 
 9. Peric, KK Zagreb3.3 
 10. Lez, Zabok3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  KK Zagreb
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. James, KK Zagreb3.2 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.8 
 3. Krstanovic, Krizev.2.2 
 4. Skific, Kvarner2.0 
 5. Peric, KK Zagreb2.0 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 20101.8 
 7. Zivkovic, Djuro D.1.8 
 8. Batina, Djuro D.1.8 
 9. Krivec, Kvarner1.6 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KROLO
  Osjecki Sokol
  (217-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Krolo, Osjecki Sok.1.7 
 2. Cakarun, Jolly1.6 
 3. Najev, Dubrovnik1.4 
 4. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 5. Sarlija, Djuro D.0.8 
 6. Krstanovic, Krizev.0.6 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok0.6 
 8. James, KK Zagreb0.6 
 9. Sertic, Krizevci0.6 
 10. Mustapic, Zabok0.6 


Standings - A2 League

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Center

Nov. 3: Kaptol - Rudes
Nov. 3: Maksimir - Bosco
Nov. 3: Hermes Anal. - Sus.-Moslavina
Nov. 3: Dubrava - Mladost Z.(C)
Nov. 3: Samobor - Sanac Karl.
Nov. 3: Gorica - Zrinjevac

East

Nov. 3: Belisce - Virovitica
Nov. 3: Vukovar - Olimp Inspekt
Nov. 3: Vinkovci - Meteor D.
Nov. 3: Vrijednosnice - Pozega

North

Nov. 3: Cakovec - Bjelovar 80-94
Nov. 3: Petar Zrinski - Medjimurje C. 79-90
Nov. 3: Rudar-Cimper - Radnik 60-69
Nov. 3: Ivancica - Vindija V. 58-60
Nov. 3: Koprivnica - Graficar 57-128
Nov. 3: Podravac Virje - Mladost D.(N) 49-58

South

Nov. 3: DOSK - Trogir 97-70
Nov. 3: Jazine - Policnik 96-80
Nov. 3: Sukosan - GKK Sibenik 71-81
Nov. 3: Metkovic - Solin 69-77
Nov. 3: Omis Galeb - Puntamika 61-86
Nov. 3: Cetina - Kastela 56-91

West

Nov. 3: Ucka - Kastav 73-99
Nov. 3: Crikvenica - Zamet 73-56
Nov. 3: Otocac - Stoja Pula 59-91
Nov. 3: Skrljevo - Ghia Staff 104-46
Nov. 7: Pula 1981 - Rovinj



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Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 2: AEK - Apollon 78-70
Nov. 2: Keravnos - Apoel 68-66
Nov. 4: Omonia - AEL 67-59
Nov. 3: ENAD - Etha 63-80

Regular Season: Round 3

Nov. 9: Apollon - Keravnos
Nov. 10: AEL - AEK
Nov. 11: Etha - Omonia
Nov. 12: Apoel - ENAD


A1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Allen, Omonia28.5 
 2. Detrick, Apollon21.0 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Omonia20.0 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL16.5 
 5. Diggs, Omonia15.5 
 6. Kounas, ENAD14.5 
 7. Dixon, AEK14.0 
 8. Subotic, AEK14.0 
 9. Mokongo, Apoel13.5 
 10. Dorsey, Apollon13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Diggs, Omonia10.5 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos9.0 
 3. Ceranic, Etha8.5 
 4. Roland, ENAD8.0 
 5. Outerbridge, AEL8.0 
 6. Allen, AEL8.0 
 7. Fisher, AEK8.0 
 8. Brown, Apollon8.0 
 9. Lee-Ingram, Omonia8.0 
 10. Guillandeaux, AEL7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Diggs, Omonia8.0 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel6.5 
 3. Aleksic, AEL5.0 
 4. Kounas, ENAD4.5 
 5. Demertzis, Kerav.4.0 
 6. Downey, Etha4.0 
 7. Maze, Keravnos3.5 
 8. Allen, Omonia3.5 
 9. Dorsey, Apollon3.0 
 10. Palalas, AEL2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stiggers, Apoel4.0 
 2. Palalas, AEL3.0 
 3. Allen, AEL2.5 
 4. Morrison, Apoel2.0 
 5. Williams, Etha2.0 
 6. Mokongo, Apoel2.0 
 7. Pilavas, Keravnos2.0 
 8. Diggs, Omonia2.0 
 9. Demertzis, Kerav.1.5 
 10. Kinnard, Keravnos1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike MORRISON
  Apoel
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Morrison, Apoel3.5 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos2.0 
 3. Harrison, AEK2.0 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.5 
 5. Jukes, ENAD1.0 
 6. Outerbridge, AEL1.0 
 7. Brown, Apollon1.0 
 8. Lee-Ingram, Omonia1.0 
 9. Kounas, ENAD1.0 
 10. Demertzis, Kerav.0.5 


WEEK 2 - ANALYTICAL STATISTICS - by Dr. Nasios Orinos


1)Top scorer= Jeremy Allen (193-G-88, college: FIU) - Omonoia = 24 points
2)Top rebounder= Diggs - Omonoia + Ceranic - Etha =11 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Diggs - Omonoia + Stiggers-Apoel = 8 assists
4)Top stealer= Palalas - Ael = 5 steals
5)Most turnovers= Charron Fisher - Aek = 6 turnovers
6)est scoring team in week 2=Etha (scored 80 pts)
7)Best defensive team in week 2= Omonoia (received 59 pts)

Highlights and award

The league continues to look competitive.
Another important victory for Omonoia that is now 2-0.


Aek has the highest turnover average=21

The weekly award goes to Jeremy Allen of Omonoia. He had 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, leading Omonoia to a second victory.

The statistical analysis so far infers that the cut of points scored is placed at 69 points. I need to highlight that same time last year the cut of was at 78. This means that this year the league is not as productive offensively as it was last year.

It needs to be taken into consideration that this is only the 2nd week. In general, all above statistics and a team's ability to look more stable are greatly influenced by each team's schedule. This obviously skews the results accordingly. A more valid profile of each team will be shaped towards the end of the regular season.




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DOMINIQUE SUTTON finished 11th in the nation in Field Goal percentage - by Allen Waters

On Friday night, former North Carolina Central University mens basketball student-athlete Dominique Sutton was chosen by the Tulsa 66ers, an affiliate of the 2012 NBA Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder, with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Developmental League Draft. Sutton becomes the first Eagle to be drafted into any professional sports league in the NCAA Division I era.

In his lone season at NCCU after transferring from Kansas State, Sutton lit up the MEAC (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) averaging 16.4 points which placed him fourth in the league. He was also seventh in the conference grabbing 7.4 rebounds a game along with 2.2 steals, and 1.7 assists. The first team All-MEAC performer recorded nine double-doubles last year, scored 20-plus points six times including a career-high 29 points on the road at Wagner on Nov. 16, 2011.

Sutton becomes the first Eagle since David Young in 2004 to get drafted into a professional league as Young was the No. 41 pick of the Seattle Supersonics. NBA Hall-of-Famer Sam Jones still remains the highest overall draft pick by any Eagle basketball student-athlete after being selected with the eighth overall pick in the first round by the Boston Celtics.

Dominique Sutton looks forward to making a big impact in the Developmental league, He has been improving his jump shot as you cansee he was 11th in the nation in Field goal percentage smart with his shot selecton, which most of these Rookies dont understand. Sutton is very disciplined when it come to the game of basketball., Sutton can also play Tough Defense on any position from 1-4 which he has showed.
Dominique Sutton (6'5''-F-86, college: N.C.Central)



Texas Acquires Solomon Bozeman from Tulsa - by Eurobasket News

Frisco, TX Nov. 5, 2012 -- The Texas Legends acquired guard Solomon Bozeman (6'1''-G-87, college: UALR) in exchange for forward Anthony Vereen (6'7''-F-86, college: Texas Arlington), the team announced Monday.
Bozeman (6'1", 175) was selected in the sixth round of the NBA D-League Draft with the 86th overall pick. Bozeman spent part of the 2011 - 2012 season with the Austin Toros averaging 8 points and 3 assists. The Gaurd, from Magnolia, Arkansas spent two season at South Florida and two seasons at Arkansas-Little Rock.

Vereen was the Legends only player to appear in all 50 games last season. He averaged 9.7 points and 4.2 rebounds during the 2011-2012 season.

Texas will open the 2012 - 2013 season against the 66ers on Friday, November 23rd in Tulsa at the SpirtBank Event Center.
Courtesy of: http://www.oursportscentral.com



Vipers Acquire Murry and Ohlbrecht Through Trades - by Eurobasket News

MCALLEN, Texas -- The NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced that they have acquired Toure Murry (6'5''-G-89, college: Wichita St.) from the Austin Toros in exchange for Patrick Sullivan, and Tim Ohlbrecht (6'11''-F/C-88) from the Springfield Armor in exchange for Ben Uzoh.
Murry was selected 15^th overall in the D-League Draft Nov. 2 by the Toros. The 6-5, 200 lb. guard played four seasons for the Wichita State Shockers, where he averaged 12.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 28.8 minutes.

Ohlbrecht is a 6-11, 255 lb. center from Germany. Most recently, Ohlbrecht was a member of the Fraport SKY for the 2011-12 season, and has played on several other teams throughout the German league. Ohlbrecht is also a member of the German National Team and is expected to participate in the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket qualifiers.

Rio Grande Valley fans will be able to watch Murry and Ohlbrecht live when the Vipers host the Bakersfield Jam Nov. 23 and 24 at State Farm Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. both nights. Call the Vipers at 956-972-1144 or visit Ticketmaster.com to purchase your seats.
Courtesy of: http://www.oursportscentral.com



Armor Acquire Ben Uzoh - by Eurobasket News

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Armor announced today that they have acquired guard Ben Uzoh (6'3''-PG-88, college: Tulsa) (ooh-ZOE) from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for forward Tim Ohlbrecht.
"I'm extremely excited about Ben joining our organization," said Armor head coach Bob MacKinnon. "Getting a lead guard of his caliber, someone who we feel is a definite NBA Call-Up prospect, is a tremendous accomplishment for our organization. I think the fans in Springfield will be very excited to welcome Ben back."

Uzoh (6-3, 205, Tulsa) joins the Armor after being waived by the Denver Nuggets during the preseason. In one preseason game, Uzoh scored two points and dished out three assists in 20 minutes against the Golden State Warriors on October 15.

Uzoh saw action in 18 NBA games (eight starts) during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, averaging 4.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 20.6 minutes. He earned a 10-day contract from the Cavaliers and two more 10-day contracts from the Raptors before being signed by Toronto for the remainder of the 2011-12 season on April 16. Uzoh posted his first-career triple-double in a season-ending victory over the then-New Jersey Nets, tallying 12 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists on April 26. Uzoh also played 20 games with the Vipers (18 starts) in the NBA D-League prior to earning a GATORADE Call-Up, averaging 14.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 30.8 minutes.

Uzoh began his NBA career after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Nets following the 2010 NBA Draft. He appeared in 42 games off the Nets' bench during the 2010-11 season, averaging 3.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 10.4 minutes. Uzoh was assigned to the Armor during the 2010-11 season for his first-career stint in the NBA D-League, averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.2 steals in 33.3 minutes. All four of the games Uzoh appeared in with Springfield were played on the road.

Uzoh holds career NBA averages of 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists through 60 games (8 starts) and career NBA D-League averages of 15.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals in 24 games (21 starts).

Ohlbrecht was the Armor's first round selection (14th overall) out of Germany in Friday's NBA D-League Draft.

Uzoh, 24, will join the Armor for training camp, which is set to begin on Monday, Nov. 12 in Springfield.
Courtesy of: http://www.oursportscentral.com



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Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 5: Kalev/Cramo - Valga 75-69
Nov. 3: Hito/Johvi - Tln Kalev 61-68
Nov. 1: Kalev/Cramo - Hito/Johvi 104-58
Nov. 6: Valga - Rapla
Nov. 7: Tln Kalev - Tarvas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Tamm, Tarvas19.8 
 2. Campbell, Tln Kalev18.8 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas17.8 
 4. Ingram, TU/Rock17.8 
 5. Umbrasko, Tarvas16.5 
 6. Arnold, TTU15.5 
 7. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.15.3 
 8. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.8 
 9. Evart, Parnu14.8 
 10. Oja, Valga14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Raadik, Parnu14.8 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev12.0 
 3. Grim, Valga9.5 
 4. Lindmets, Tarvas8.3 
 5. Fall, Kalev/Cramo8.0 
 6. Arnold, TTU7.8 
 7. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.7.3 
 8. Cunda, Valga7.2 
 9. Umbrasko, Tarvas7.0 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marc CAMPBELL
  Tln Kalev
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.5 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock5.2 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas5.0 
 4. Cunda, Valga4.7 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.4.5 
 6. Saare, Hito/Johvi4.2 
 7. Keedus, TTU4.0 
 8. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 9. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 10. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 2. Akenparg, TTU2.8 
 3. Saage, TU/Rock2.6 
 4. Laksa, Tarvas2.0 
 5. Ingram, TU/Rock2.0 
 6. Laane, Rapla2.0 
 7. Lindmets, Tarvas1.8 
 8. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
 9. Matulionis, Parnu1.5 
 10. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 2. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 3. Grim, Valga1.2 
 4. Makke, TTU0.8 
 5. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas0.8 
 7. Saks, Tarvas0.8 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 9. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 10. Grafs, Valga0.6 



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Asseco Prokom Gdynia released Drew Viney - by Eurobasket News

Asseco Prokom Gdynia (TBL) released 24-year old American forward Drew Viney (203-88, college: Loyola Mary). In only one TBL game he played this season he recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

The previous season Viney played at Loyola Marymount University in West Coast Conference in the NCAA. In 21 games last season he had 15.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. A very impressive season as he was named to All-WCC 1st Team.
He just graduated from Loyola Marymount University and it is his first season as a pro.
Vineys team made it to the WCC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Anton GAVEL
  SVK
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Gavel, SVK25.9 
 2. Teletovic, BIH24.3 
 3. Davis, AZE22.7 
 4. Gortat, POL21.1 
 5. Jerebko, SWE20.3 
 6. Koponen, FIN19.9 
 7. Casspi, ISR19.5 
 8. Stefansson, ISL18.5 
 9. Markoishvili, GEO18.0 
 10. Haciyeva, AZE17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  AZE
  (200-PF-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Haciyeva, AZE12.5 
 2. Gortat, POL11.6 
 3. Shima, ALB9.6 
 4. Baeringsson, ISL9.2 
 5. King, CYP9.1 
 6. Sanikidze, GEO9.1 
 7. Hysenagolli, ALB8.3 
 8. Smeulders, NED8.3 
 9. Simmons, BUL8.3 
 10. Talts, EST8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zack WRIGHT
  USA
  (195-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Wright, BIH7.4 
 2. Kudrautsau, BLR5.6 
 3. Jansen, NED5.3 
 4. Ohayon, ISR5.3 
 5. Tsintsadze, GEO5.1 
 6. Gavel, SVK5.1 
 7. Massamba, SWE5.0 
 8. Preldzic, TUR5.0 
 9. Fernandes, POR4.9 
 10. Teodosic, SRB4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Manuchar MARKOISHVILI
  GEO
  (196-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Markoishvili, GEO2.9 
 2. Davis, AZE2.7 
 3. Jones, LUX2.6 
 4. Wright, BIH2.5 
 5. Dasic, MNT2.5 
 6. Hanga, HUN2.3 
 7. Razis, CYP2.3 
 8. Tsintsadze, GEO2.3 
 9. Kotti, FIN2.0 
 10. Bashak, AZE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  UKR
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kravtsov, UKR2.5 
 2. Gortat, POL2.3 
 3. Cusin, ITA1.6 
 4. Rindin, AZE1.5 
 5. Erden, TUR1.5 
 6. Tyus, ISR1.4 
 7. Berzins, LAT1.4 
 8. Varbanov, BUL1.4 
 9. Parakhouski, BLR1.3 
 10. Simmons, BUL1.3 



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Stats Leaders - Group B

Points Per Game
 Kristijan NIKOLOV
  (185-G-96)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Nikolov, MKD25.9 
 2. Kauffmann, LUX22.8 
 3. Hakanson, SWE22.0 
 4. Salash, BLR20.8 
 5. Magdevski, MKD20.1 
 6. Popovic, MNT17.4 
 7. Ciotlaus, ROM16.5 
 8. Niemisto, FIN16.4 
 9. Kandybovic, BLR15.6 
 10. Mandic, SUI15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maksim SALASH
  (203-C-96)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Salash, BLR14.3 
 2. Polite, SUI12.4 
 3. Berg, NOR11.1 
 4. Cate, ROM11.1 
 5. Lazic, BIH10.5 
 6. Skagius, SWE9.4 
 7. Ogunsipe, AUT8.7 
 8. Larsen, DEN8.5 
 9. Dozic, MNT8.4 
 10. Nikolic, MNT8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ludvig HAKANSON
  SWE
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Hakanson, SWE6.7 
 2. Benzouien, BEL3.6 
 3. Pavicevic, MNT3.6 
 4. Magdevski, MKD3.5 
 5. Kelly, DEN3.4 
 6. Arens, LUX3.3 
 7. Petkov, BUL3.3 
 8. Amiel, POR3.2 
 9. Hodi, HUN3.2 
 10. Nikolov, MKD3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Andrej MAGDEVSKI
  MKD
  (190-G-96)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Magdevski, MKD4.4 
 2. Ciotlaus, ROM3.6 
 3. Demirtas, BEL3.2 
 4. Blatt, ISR3.1 
 5. Rozanek, SVK3.0 
 6. Cvetkovski, MKD2.9 
 7. Amiel, POR2.9 
 8. Hakanson, SWE2.6 
 9. Andelic, MNT2.5 
 10. Petkov, BUL2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gyorgy GOLOMAN
  (204-PF-96)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Goloman, HUN2.3 
 2. Cate, ROM2.3 
 3. Nikolic, MNT2.0 
 4. Larsen, DEN1.9 
 5. Salash, BLR1.8 
 6. Janicek, SVK1.7 
 7. Magdevski, MKD1.4 
 8. Andersen, DEN1.3 
 9. Skagius, SWE1.1 
 10. Boezeman, NED1.1 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  (208-F/C-94)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Saric, CRO25.6 
 2. Rebec, SLO18.6 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL16.7 
 4. Jaiteh, FRA16.6 
 5. Agravanis, GRE16.4 
 6. Larsen, DEN15.7 
 7. Tessitori, ITA15.3 
 8. Hrovat, SLO15.3 
 9. Brzoja, CRO15.0 
 10. Sipahi, TUR14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhammadou JAITEH
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Jaiteh, FRA11.6 
 2. Saric, CRO10.1 
 3. Kulagin, RUS8.5 
 4. Krestininas, LTU8.3 
 5. Jankovic, SRB8.2 
 6. Larsen, DEN8.2 
 7. Agravanis, GRE7.5 
 8. Diop, ESP7.2 
 9. Chassang, FRA7.1 
 10. Gromovs, LAT6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Karamfilov, BUL5.7 
 2. Rebec, SLO5.5 
 3. Sipahi, TUR5.3 
 4. Radicevic, SRB5.1 
 5. Annaev, RUS4.6 
 6. Perez, ESP4.1 
 7. Imbro, ITA3.6 
 8. Saric, CRO3.3 
 9. Mavra, CRO3.2 
 10. Diaz, ESP3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  (196-G-94)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hrovat, SLO2.7 
 2. Mustapic, CRO2.6 
 3. Karamfilov, BUL2.4 
 4. Brzoja, CRO2.3 
 5. Annaev, RUS2.1 
 6. Imbro, ITA2.1 
 7. Karamalegkos, GRE1.9 
 8. Vezenkov, BUL1.9 
 9. Boyarkin, UKR1.8 
 10. Saric, CRO1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Amedeo TESSITORI
  (204-PF-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tessitori, ITA2.3 
 2. Gromovs, LAT2.2 
 3. Diop, ESP2.0 
 4. Agravanis, GRE1.8 
 5. Chassang, FRA1.6 
 6. Saric, CRO1.6 
 7. Kanygin, RUS1.4 
 8. Zagreba, UKR1.4 
 9. Krestininas, LTU1.2 
 10. Saiz, ESP1.1 


Stats Leader

Points Per Game
 Jo HOESER
  (193-PF-94)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Hoeser, LUX22.8 
 2. Koulechov, ISR19.8 
 3. Nurkic, BIH19.4 
 4. Burjanadze, GEO17.6 
 5. Hermannsson, ISL17.3 
 6. Perl, HUN17.3 
 7. Nelson, ENG16.7 
 8. Ausprunk, CZE16.6 
 9. Schilder, NED16.5 
 10. Lehtoranta, FIN16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (212-C-94)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Nurkic, BIH13.3 
 2. Poltl, AUT12.8 
 3. Brodziansky, SVK11.5 
 4. Burjanadze, GEO11.4 
 5. Okoroh, ENG10.8 
 6. Lepovic, NOR10.1 
 7. Spires, SWE9.6 
 8. Wolff, LUX9.3 
 9. Ausprunk, CZE9.0 
 10. Koulechov, ISR7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Radovan KOURIL
  CZE
  (180-PG-95)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kouril, CZE8.0 
 2. Vrbica, MNT6.6 
 3. Sharon, ISR4.7 
 4. Saare, EST4.5 
 5. Melcher, LUX4.0 
 6. Mattila, FIN3.8 
 7. Vrabac, BIH3.5 
 8. Mikeladze, GEO3.5 
 9. Nelson, ENG3.4 
 10. Valsson, ISL3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Egor KOULECHOV
  RUS
  (194-SF-94)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Koulechov, ISR2.6 
 2. Hoeser, LUX2.2 
 3. Valsson, ISL2.2 
 4. Saare, EST2.1 
 5. Melcher, LUX2.0 
 6. Varadi, HUN2.0 
 7. Graham, ENG2.0 
 8. Andjelkovic, SUI2.0 
 9. Mattila, FIN2.0 
 10. McGilvray, SCO1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  NED
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Kok, NED3.1 
 2. Brodziansky, SVK3.0 
 3. Okoroh, ENG2.7 
 4. Nurkic, BIH2.3 
 5. Poltl, AUT1.9 
 6. Spires, SWE1.9 
 7. Rajala, FIN1.6 
 8. Bliznets, BLR1.6 
 9. Ausprunk, CZE1.3 
 10. Goloman, HUN1.2 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko MUGOSA
  (195-F-93)
  Avg: 18
 1. Mugosa, MNT18.0 
 2. Sanadze, GEO17.2 
 3. Burjanadze, GEO16.4 
 4. Larentzakis, GRE16.3 
 5. Prepelic, SLO16.3 
 6. Eriksson, SWE15.9 
 7. Nikolic, MNT15.2 
 8. Omic, SLO15.1 
 9. Pustovyi, UKR14.9 
 10. Antonakis, GRE14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Bobrov, UKR8.9 
 2. Burjanadze, GEO8.4 
 3. Omic, SLO7.7 
 4. Nikolic, MNT7.7 
 5. Gaddefors, SWE7.1 
 6. Trushkin, RUS7.1 
 7. Gobert, FRA7.0 
 8. Jean-Charles, FRA6.8 
 9. Pavic, MNT6.8 
 10. Norman, SWE6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Klym ARTAMONOV
  UKR
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Artamonov, UKR5.3 
 2. Prepelic, SLO4.9 
 3. Cizauskas, LTU4.6 
 4. Westermann, FRA4.3 
 5. Pajovic, MNT4.1 
 6. Laane, EST4.0 
 7. Traini, ITA3.9 
 8. Pkhakadze, GEO3.8 
 9. Antonakis, GRE3.6 
 10. Rupnik, SLO3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dovydas REDIKAS
  (195-G-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Redikas, LTU2.1 
 2. Pozas, ESP2.0 
 3. Lagana, ITA1.9 
 4. Larentzakis, GRE1.7 
 5. Dokuyan, TUR1.5 
 6. Timma, LAT1.5 
 7. Eroglu, TUR1.5 
 8. Edge, TUR1.3 
 9. Barrera, ESP1.3 
 10. Abass, ITA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Gobert, FRA3.9 
 2. Pustovyi, UKR2.3 
 3. Nurger, EST1.4 
 4. Nikolic, MNT1.3 
 5. Orlenko, RUS1.3 
 6. Silins, LAT1.2 
 7. Tessitori, ITA1.1 
 8. Omic, SLO1.0 
 9. Vaitiekunas, LTU0.9 
 10. Gaddefors, SWE0.9 



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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: LaMarr Greer next to Finland - by Rauno Hurmalainen

American G-F LaMarr Greer (196-G-76, college: Florida St.) will continue his basketball career in Finland. Greer and Kouvot (Kouvola) have agreed, that Greer will replace G Vernon Taylor (190-G-87, college: Troy) for the rest of this season. Taylor played eight games on Kouvot roster averaging 7,8 ppg - 3,9 rpg - 1,3 apg in 24:29 mpg. Greer played at Florida State U. 1994-98, then followed USBL, IBL, Italy (A2 and Lega2), Russian Superleague. Ukraine, Greece, Cyprus, Jordan and the last two seasons (2010-12) Germany Bundesliga, where Greer averaged last season on Braunschweig roster 9,1 ppg - 1,7 rpg - 2,3 apg.
Vilpas (Salo) has signed a 1-month-contract with American G Adam Brown (193-G-88, college: Houston), who will replace Marquis Hall (183-PG-87, college: Lehigh) (19,0 ppg - 5,3 rpg - 4,7 apg) who is on injured (knee) list.



Best Free Agent point guard on the Market - by Allen Waters

Former Mississippi Valley State standout Terrence Joyner played for the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Milwaukee will played five games from July 16-22 .

Joyner played two seasons for the Delta Devils and finished his career last season averaging 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He helped lead MVSU to both a SWAC regular season and conference title before advancing to NCAA Tournament.

Joyner looks to embark on a career overseas, to show his Discipline and Respect for he game.
Terrence Joyner (190-G) Joyner has gotten Several calls from overseas teams that are looking to bring him in. Where ever he lands wll be a steal for any club.



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 3: Cholet - Poitiers 86-71
Nov. 5: Chalon - Orleans 85-80
Nov. 3: Nanterre - Nancy 82-78
Nov. 5: Strasbourg - ASVEL 80-66
Nov. 3: Gravelines - Le Havre 75-66
Nov. 3: Le Mans - Roanne 72-65 OT
Nov. 3: Boulazac - Paris-Levallois 71-74
Nov. 3: Limoges - Dijon 65-69

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 10: Nancy - Cholet
Nov. 10: Le Mans - Gravelines
Nov. 10: Boulazac - Chalon
Nov. 10: Poitiers - Strasbourg
Nov. 10: ASVEL - Orleans
Nov. 10: Le Havre - Dijon
Nov. 10: Roanne - Nanterre
Nov. 10: Paris-Levallois - Limoges


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.20.2 
 2. Nivins, Poitiers18.2 
 3. Green, Orleans18.0 
 4. King, Le Havre17.4 
 5. Diot, Paris-Levall.16.8 
 6. Monroe, Boulazac15.8 
 7. Jackson, AS.15.8 
 8. Lighty, Nanterre15.5 
 9. Williams, Paris-.15.4 
 10. Fitch, Strasbourg15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darryl MONROE
  Boulazac
  (202-C/F-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Monroe, Boulazac10.4 
 2. Collins, Roanne9.8 
 3. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.8.4 
 4. Greer, Strasbourg7.6 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers7.4 
 6. Green, Orleans7.2 
 7. Williams, Chalon7.2 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 10. Camara, Gravelines6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marc-Antoine PELLIN
  Orleans
  (169-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Pellin, Orleans7.0 
 2. Tchicamboud, Cha.6.8 
 3. King, Le Havre6.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.0 
 5. Everett, Cholet5.2 
 6. Diot, Paris-Levall.5.2 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg5.2 
 8. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.2 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelines4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rudy JOMBY
  Cholet
  (197-G/F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jomby, Cholet2.8 
 2. Williams, Paris-.2.8 
 3. Linehan, Nancy2.6 
 4. Campbell, Stras.2.4 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.2.4 
 6. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 7. Schilb, Chalon2.2 
 8. Wanamaker, Limoges2.2 
 9. Eldridge, Boulazac2.0 
 10. Dobbins, Poitiers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Nancy
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. King, Nancy1.8 
 2. Sy, AS.1.6 
 3. Jean-B., Chalon1.6 
 4. Gobert, Cholet1.6 
 5. Fofana, Le Havre1.4 
 6. Vaty, Gravelines1.2 
 7. Akpomedah, Grave.1.2 
 8. Williams, Chalon1.2 
 9. Vebobe, Cholet1.0 
 10. Issa, Le Mans1.0 


French ProA round 5 best performance: Ilian Evtimov - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized Bulgarian forward Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Chalon, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, eight rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Orleans (#14, 1-4) 85-80. Chalon is placed at 2nd position in Bulgarian ProA. They are still close to the very top. Chalon would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Evtimov had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He has many years of experience at Chalon, through which he has constantly improved. Ilian Evtimov averages this season 13.2ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Ivorian Souleyman Diabate (183-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) of Nancy. Diabate had a very good evening with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Nancy was edged by the higher-ranked Nanterre (#5, 3-2) 82-78. Nancy is still in a red zone at 13th spot in the standings. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Nancy managed to get this year. Diabate is a newcomer at Nancy, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Caleb Green (203-F-85) of Orleans (#14). Green scored 27 points. Despite Green's great performance Orleans lost 80-85 to the higher-ranked Chalon (#2, 4-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Orleans can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-4 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Green he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Green has individually a great season in France. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.0ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 7.2rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darryl Monroe (202-C/F-86) of Boulazac - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) of Chalon - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Ousmane Camara (202-C-89) of Gravelines - 11 points and 15 rebounds
7. Terrell Everett (193-G-84) of Cholet - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88) of Strasbourg - 17 points and 9 rebounds
9. Coleman Collins (206-C/F-86) of Roanne - 12 points and 11 rebounds
10. Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82) of Nancy - 20 points, 5 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)



Povilas Cukinas is a newcomer at Challans - by Eurobasket News

Vendee Challans Basket (NM1) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old Lithuanian ex-international center Povilas Cukinas (210-103kg-83). He just played at Rudupis in Lithuanian LKL league. In two games this season he recorded 3.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg. Cukinas also played 3 games in Baltic League where he averaged 5.0ppg and 2.0rpg. He also played at Chebolletta Cantu (previous name Bennet Cantu) in Italian SerieA earlier that season. The last season Cukinas played at Walter Tigers in German BBL. In 28 games last year he averaged 6.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg. Part of last season he spent at LSU-Baltai (previous name Baltai Kaunas) in LKL. The other team Cukinas played shortly was Zalgiris in LKL.
He played in the final of Baltic League (Challenge Cup) in 2011.
Cukinas was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Honorable Mention in 11.
He was a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. Cukinas played for Lithuanian Senior National Team back in 2006 and previously for U20 National Team in 2002.
He has played also professionally in Latvia (Barons kvartals), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Eric Hicks agreed terms with Bordeaux - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux Basket (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Eric Hicks (198-109kg-83, college: Cincinnati, agency: KMG Sports Management). He played recently at Fuerza Regia in Mexican LNBP. In 10 games this season he recorded 11.8ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.0bpg. The last season Hicks also played at GreenTops Netanya (previous name Elitzur Netanya) in Israeli Winner League. In 9 games last year he averaged 9.7ppg and 6.2rpg. The last summer he played at Guangzhou in Chinese NBL. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Honorable Mention. The other team Hicks played shortly was Leche Rio Breogan in Spanish LEB Gold. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Another team Hicks played shortly for was Anwil in Polish TBL. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
Hicks won Belgian League championship title in 2007.
He received also USBWA All-NCAA District V Team award and All-Big East 1st Team award back in 2006 at his college time. Hicks represented USA at the Gold Medal in the World University Games seven years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Hicks has played also professionally in Russia (Krasnie Krilya), Ukraine (Halychyna), Belgium (Base Oostende) and Poland (KK Swiecie).
He attended University of Cincinnati until 2006 and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



ProA Round 5: ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket is defeated by Strasbourg IG - by Eurobasket News

After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProA and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (3-2) and fourth ranked Strasbourg IG (4-1) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was defeated by Strasbourg IG in Strasbourg 80-66. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up and scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Strasbourg IG have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG is looking forward to face Poitiers (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
ProA top team - Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked STB Le Havre (2-3) 75-66. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Ousmane Camara accounted for 11 points and 15 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds for STB Le Havre in the defeat. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Le Mans (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. STB Le Havre will play against JDA Dijon (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Chorale de Roanne (#16) forced the game against Le Mans (#3) into an overtime, but lost by seven points 65-72 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Khalid El-Amin who scored 16 points and 5 assists. Coleman Collins produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Le Mans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne stay at the bottom place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chorale de Roanne will play against JSF Nanterre (#5).
A very interesting game took place in Boulazac. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Boulazac Basket (2-3) to ninth ranked Paris-Levallois (3-2) 74-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. Sean May orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor.
Seventh ranked Cholet (3-2) beat at home 15th ranked Poitiers (1-4) by 15 points 86-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Terrell Everett stepped up and scored 20 points and 9 assists for the winners. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cholet moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Poitiers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Cholet will face Sluc Nancy (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Poitiers will play against Strasbourg IG.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: Orleans lost to Chalon on the opponent's court 80-85. Limoges unfortunately lost to Dijon in a home game 65-69. Nancy recorded a loss to Nanterre on the road 78-82.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 8 rebounds by Ilian Evtimov of Chalon.


Strasbourg - ASVEL 80-66

The game between third ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (3-2) and fourth ranked Strasbourg IG (4-1) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was defeated by Strasbourg IG in Strasbourg 80-66. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up and scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Nigerian power forward Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-78, college: Wyoming, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Strasbourg IG have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG is looking forward to face Poitiers (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: L.Campbell 19+1reb+2ast, A.Ajinca 17+9reb, R.Greer 15+8reb+5ast, G.Fitch 12+2reb+2ast, A.Jeanneau 7+3reb+3ast, J.Greer 5+4reb+1ast
ASVEL: U.Nsonwu-Amadi 16+5reb, E.Jackson 13+2reb, A.Sy 10+13reb+5ast, T.Abromaitis 8+2reb+1ast, M.Thompson 8+2reb+4ast, T.Larrouquis 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178878


Chalon - Orleans 85-80

Very expected game when 13th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (1-4) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Chalon/Saor (4-1) 85-80 on Monday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Entente Orleans 45 won third quarter 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. International forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up and scored 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Steed Tchicamboud (193-81) chipped in 17 points and 10 assists. American forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) responded with 27 points and the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Chalon/Saor have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Entente Orleans 45 keeps the thirteenth place with four games lost. Chalon/Saor will face Boulazac Basket (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Entente Orleans 45 will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket.
Top scorers:
Chalon: I.Evtimov 26+8reb+3ast, S.Tchicamboud 17+3reb+10ast, B.Schilb 9+3reb+2ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 8+4reb+1ast, S.Williams 8+7reb+2ast, B.Rush 8+4reb+6ast
Orleans: C.Green 27+4reb+2ast, M.Lebrun 15+3reb+1ast, B.Greene 13+4reb+4ast, M.Pellin 9+5reb+9ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 7+9reb+1ast, J.Young 5
gschID: 178877


Limoges - Dijon 65-69

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked JDA Dijon (2-3) defeated on the road higher ranked Limoges CSP Elite (2-3) 69-65 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. JDA Dijon made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) chipped in 13 points. Four JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. Naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Greek guard Angelos Tsamis (192-81) scored 10 points and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JDA Dijon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Limoges CSP Elite. JDA Dijon will face STB Le Havre (#9) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Dijon: A.Harris 17+8reb, F.Prenom 14+3reb, J.Leloup 13+3reb+3ast, Z.Moss 10+1reb, L.Aboudou 6+3ast, M.Mutuale 5+1reb+4ast
Limoges: N.Boungou Colo 14+5reb+1ast, A.Tsamis 10+2reb+7ast, K.McAlarney 8+3reb+1ast, J.Gomis 7+2reb, F.Zerbo 6+1reb, J.Mipoka 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 178883


Nanterre - Nancy 82-78

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Sluc Nancy (1-4) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked JSF Nanterre (3-2) 82-78 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Stephen Brun (202-80) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JSF Nanterre have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Sluc Nancy lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with four games lost. JSF Nanterre will face bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sluc Nancy will play against Cholet.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Warren 17+2ast, S.Brun 15+7reb+1ast, C.Massie 13+13reb+2ast, J.Nzeulie 12+3reb+1ast, X.Corosine 7+1reb+2ast, D.Lighty 6+2reb+1ast
Nancy: S.Diabate 26+6reb+5ast, M.Sommerville 20+5reb+2ast, S.King 14+6reb+1ast, N.Pope 12+4reb+3ast, A.Kader Sylla 2+1reb+1ast, H.Toure 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 178882


Boulazac - Paris-Levallois 71-74

A very interesting game took place in Boulazac. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Boulazac Basket (2-3) to ninth ranked Paris-Levallois (3-2) 74-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. International point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: A.Diot 20+4reb+2ast, S.May 19+9reb+1ast, J.Williams 11+6reb, A.Albicy 8+1reb, J.Cox 8+4reb+3ast, M.N'Doye 4+1ast
Boulazac: D.Monroe 15+12reb+7ast, A.McKenzie 14+5reb+1ast, D.Harris 10+1reb+1ast, O.Eldridge 9+4reb, Y.Gaillou 7+1reb+1ast, J.Hawkins 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178881


Gravelines - Le Havre 75-66

ProA top team - Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked STB Le Havre (2-3) 75-66. STB Le Havre was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 22-5 charge of Gravelines-Dunkerque, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding STB Le Havre to just 5 points in fourth quarter. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and center Ousmane Camara (202-89) accounted for 11 points and 15 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for STB Le Havre in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Le Mans (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. STB Le Havre will play against JDA Dijon (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 20+5reb+3ast, O.Camara 11+15reb+1ast, A.Curti 11+2ast, J.Johnson 10+2reb, L.Vaty 9+3reb, C.Akpomedah 4
Le Havre: B.King 16+4ast, M.Kouguere 15+4reb, V.Moldoveanu 13+4reb+1ast, G.Brown 11+9reb+2ast, F.Paschal 6+7reb, D.Thompson 3+5reb+5ast
gschID: 178880


Cholet - Poitiers 86-71

Seventh ranked Cholet (3-2) beat at home 15th ranked Poitiers (1-4) by 15 points 86-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-71. Cholet looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Poitiers' players. American guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma) stepped up and scored 20 points and 9 assists for the winners and center Rudy Gobert (212-92) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Justin Gray (188-84, college: Wake Forest, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 22 points and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cholet moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Poitiers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Cholet will face Sluc Nancy (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Poitiers will play against Strasbourg IG.
Top scorers:
Cholet: T.Everett 20+3reb+9ast, R.Gobert 17+7reb, K.Souchu 14+5reb+2ast, M.Goree 12+7reb+4ast, A.Slaughter 8+2reb+2ast, T.Bryant 7+2ast
Poitiers: J.Gray 22, A.Nivins 14+4reb, A.Dobbins 12+7reb+2ast, L.Kante 11+1reb+1ast, P.Guillard 6+3reb+2ast, A.Smith 4+2reb
gschID: 178879


Le Mans - Roanne 72-65 OT

Chorale de Roanne (#16) forced the game against Le Mans (#3) into an overtime, but lost by seven points 65-72 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-14 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 7-point victory in overtime. The best player for the winners was American guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) who scored 16 points and 5 assists. The former international center Alain Koffi (207-83, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and the former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Le Mans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne stay at the bottom place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chorale de Roanne will play against JSF Nanterre (#5).
Top scorers:
Le Mans: K.El-Amin 16+3reb+5ast, C.Victor 12+5reb, P.Sy 9+2reb, C.Long 9+2reb+2ast, C.Kahudi 9+5reb, A.Koffi 6+10reb+4ast
Roanne: W.Gradit 16+4reb+1ast, C.Collins 12+11reb, P.Amagou 11+1reb+3ast, V.Samnick 10+9reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 8+4reb+4ast, R.Reid 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178876



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MZT Skopje surprise Union Olimpija in Ljubljana - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje surprise Union Olimpija in Ljubljana tonight. The FYR Macedonian team needed 64:60 for 3-4 records for both sides.
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Olimpija won third quarter 17-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Union Olimpija 38-27 including 27 on the defensive glass.
Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) helped to win the game recording 9 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with 17 points and 4 steals and guard Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) added 12 points in the effort for Union Olimpija.
Defending FYR Macedonian champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 7 other teams including defeated Union Olimpija. Union Olimpija lost third consecutive game. MZT Skopje's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cedevita in Zagreb and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Union Olimpija will play at home against Szolnok in Szolnok.



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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 4: Bayreuth - LTi 46ers 95-86
Nov. 3: Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 90-57
Nov. 4: Bremerhaven - Neckar L'burg 86-80
Nov. 3: TBB Trier - ALBA 80-88
Nov. 5: Brose Baskets - Fraport SKY 76-67
Nov. 4: Phoenix Hagen - Walter Tigers 76-66
Nov. 3: NY Phantoms - MBC 70-76
Nov. 3: Art.Dragons - Ratiopharm 69-80
Nov. 3: s.Oliver Baskets - B.Muenchen 68-59

Regular Season: Round 8

Nov. 9: Bremerhaven - Phoenix Hagen
Nov. 10: B.Muenchen - TBB Trier
Nov. 10: Ratiopharm - Telekom Baskets
Nov. 10: MBC - ALBA
Nov. 10: LTi 46ers - Art.Dragons
Nov. 11: Fraport SKY - NY Phantoms
Nov. 11: Walter Tigers - s.Oliver Baskets
Nov. 11: EWE Baskets - Bayreuth
Nov. 12: Neckar L'burg - Brose Baskets


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bostjan NACHBAR
  Brose B.
  (207-F-80)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Nachbar, Brose B.19.2 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm17.1 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers17.1 
 4. Thompson, ALBA16.4 
 5. Taylor, Neckar L.15.7 
 6. Baxter, LTi 46ers15.3 
 7. Mitchell, NY Phant.15.3 
 8. Bell, Phoenix Hagen14.4 
 9. Wood, ALBA14.4 
 10. Gordon, Phoenix14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm12.0 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.1 
 3. McGhee, Bayreuth7.1 
 4. Gordon, Phoenix7.1 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.7.0 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.7.0 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.6.9 
 8. Anderson, s.Oliv.6.6 
 9. Ewing Jr., Teleko.6.5 
 10. Nash, Walter T.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.2 
 2. White, Phoenix4.5 
 3. Harris, LTi 46ers4.4 
 4. Bailey, Bayreuth4.2 
 5. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 6. Redding, Walter T.3.8 
 7. Gavel, Brose B.3.8 
 8. Schaffartzik, ALBA3.6 
 9. Wood, ALBA3.4 
 10. Taylor, Neckar L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.4 
 2. Burtschi, Bremerha.2.1 
 3. Duggins, Walter T.1.8 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.8 
 5. Halperin, B.Mue.1.7 
 6. White, Phoenix1.7 
 7. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.6 
 8. Djedovic, ALBA1.6 
 9. Morley, ALBA1.4 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Gregory, Phoenix2.3 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Ford, Brose Baske.1.3 
 6. Fields, LTi 46ers1.3 
 7. Zirbes, Brose B.1.3 
 8. Nachbar, Brose B.1.2 
 9. Chubb, EWE Baskets1.0 
 10. Ortner, LTi 46ers1.0 


BBL Round 7: EWE Baskets lose to Telekom Baskets - by Eurobasket News

There were just 7 rounds played in Regular Season of BBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The game between second ranked EWE Baskets (5-2) and eleventh ranked Telekom Baskets (3-3) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. EWE Baskets were crushed by Telekom Baskets in Bonn 57-90. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The game without a history. Telekom Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to EWE Baskets' 34. Worth to mention a great performance of international center Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-90, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). American-Jamaican forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Ronnie Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 12 points and 5 rebounds for EWE Baskets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Telekom Baskets moved-up to ninth place. EWE Baskets at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Bayreuth. Telekom Baskets are looking forward to face league's leader ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EWE Baskets will play against BBC Bayreuth and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses. This time newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC won against fifteenth-ranked New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig 76-70. It was a great evening for American forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. Chad Timberlake helped adding 14 points. At the losing side Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mitteldeutscher BC (2-5) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with NY Phantoms and Fraport SKY. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#16) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Quakenbrueck was also quite interesting. Second ranked ratiopharm Ulm (6-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Artland Dragons (4-3). ratiopharm Ulm defeated Artland Dragons 80-69 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. American players dominated the game. It was an exceptional evening for John Bryant who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Marquez Haynes came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds for Artland Dragons in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. ratiopharm Ulm have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Artland Dragons keep the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with B.Muenchen. ratiopharm Ulm will meet at home Telekom Baskets (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Artland Dragons will play against LTi 46ers in Giessen and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Bayern Muenchen (4-3) and s Oliver Baskets (3-4), which took place in Wuerzburg. Higher ranked Bayern Muenchen lost to twelfth ranked s Oliver Baskets in a road game 59-68. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bayern Muenchen. American players dominated also this game. Ben Jacobson fired 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bayern Muenchen at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. s Oliver Baskets' next round opponent will be Walter Tigers (#14) in Tuebingen.
Another upset was a game between TBB Trier (4-2) and ALBA Berlin (3-2), which took place in Trier. 4th placed TBB Trier lost at home to ninth ranked ALBA Berlin 80-88 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of TBB Trier. It was a very good performance for Deon Thompson who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALBA Berlin moved-up to eighth place. Loser TBB Trier dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. ALBA Berlin will face Mitteldeutscher BC (#15) in Weissenfels in the next round and are hoping to win another game. TBB Trier will play on the road against Bayern Muenchen (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 7 were not that significant. Fraport SKY was beaten by Brose Baskets on the road 76-67. Bremerhaven won against Neckar L'burg on its own court 86-80. Bottom-ranked LTi 46ers unfortunately lost to Bayreuth in a road game 86-95. Phoenix Hagen managed to beat Walter Tigers at home 76-66.


Brose Baskets - Fraport SKY 76-67

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Brose Baskets (5-1) beat 14th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (2-5) in Bamberg 76-67 on Monday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Brose Baskets made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game, while Deutsche Bank Skyliners only scored four points from the stripe. Deutsche Bank Skyliners were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists. Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. American guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) answered with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard Ted Scott (188-85, college: W.Virginia St.) added 14 points in the effort for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Deutsche Bank Skyliners' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Brose Baskets. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Deutsche Bank Skyliners dropped to the fifteenth position with five games lost. Brose Baskets will face EnBW Ludwigsburg (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: T.Scott 14+2reb+1ast, Q.Robertson 11+9reb+4ast, D.Gibson 8+4ast, D.Dowell 8+4reb, Z.Peacock 6+2reb, D.Barthel 6+3reb+2ast
Brose Baskets: A.Gavel 19+2reb+4ast, C.Jacobsen 14+3reb+3ast, B.Nachbar 14+6reb+3ast, T.Gipson 10+1reb+2ast, P.Neumann 8+3reb, S.Ford 6+5reb
gschID: 183869


Bremerhaven - Neckar L'burg 86-80

There was a minor upset when higher ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-4) lost on the road to thirteenth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (3-4) 86-80 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-14. But EnBW Ludwigsburg won second period 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded EnBW Ludwigsburg 45-27 including 21 on the offensive glass. EnBW Ludwigsburg was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) who helped to win the game recording 30 points (made all of his eight free throws). The former international Philip Zwiener (201-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven's coach Douglas Spradley used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. International Lucca Staiger (196-88, college: Iowa St.) answered with 22 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) added 16 points in the effort for EnBW Ludwigsburg. Five EnBW Ludwigsburg players scored in double figures. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated EnBW Ludwigsburg. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will face Phoenix Hagen (#11) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Neckar L'burg: L.Staiger 22+7reb+2ast, J.Turek 16+4reb+2ast, K.Taylor 13+2reb+5ast, D.Jackson 12, I.Elliott 10+5reb+2ast, W.Bernard 3+5reb+1ast
Bremerhaven: S.Burrell 30+3reb+2ast, P.Zwiener 15+10reb+1ast, S.Jackson 10+8reb+1ast, A.Harris 9+7reb+2ast, S.Morrison 6+8reb+1ast, J.Stommes 6+3reb
gschID: 183865


Bayreuth - LTi 46ers 95-86

Very predictable result when fourth ranked BBC Bayreuth (5-2) won against at home bottom-ranked LTi 46ers (1-6) 95-86 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-86. BBC Bayreuth outrebounded LTi 46ers 29-16 including 19 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 65.0 percentage. It was a very good performance for Italian-American forward Joe Trapani (203-88, college: Boston Coll.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. American-Jamaican point guard Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) contributed with 18 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. American guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida, agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 26 points and naturalized Afghani point guard Achmadschah Zazai (175-86) added 19 points and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for LTi 46ers. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. BBC Bayreuth moved-up to third place, which they share with EWE Baskets. LTi 46ers lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with six games lost. BBC Bayreuth will face EWE Baskets (#4) in Oldenburg in the next round. LTi 46ers will play at home against Artland Dragons (#6) in Quakenbrueck.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: J.Baxter 26+1reb+1ast, A.Zazai 19+3reb+6ast, L.Prowell 10+1reb+1ast, J.Fields 8+2reb, R.Brooks 8+3reb, O.Fassler 6+1reb+2ast
Bayreuth: B.Bailey 18+3reb+6ast, J.Trapani 17+7reb+3ast, N.Simon 17+1reb+2ast, S.Schmitz 13, J.Cain 9+3reb+1ast, G.McGhee 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 183866


Phoenix Hagen - Walter Tigers 76-66

There was a minor upset when 12th ranked Walter Tigers (2-4) lost on the road to fourteenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (3-4) 76-66 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. Walter Tigers was better in fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Walter Tigers 43-25 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a very good performance for forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Joshua Young (185-88, college: Drake, agency: Pro One Sports) added 15 points in the effort for Walter Tigers. Five Walter Tigers players scored in double figures. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Walter Tigers dropped to the fourteenth position with four games lost. Phoenix Hagen will face Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#13) on the road in the next round. Walter Tigers will play against s Oliver Baskets in Wuerzburg.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: J.Young 15+2reb, R.Redding 15+7reb+3ast, J.Lischka 11+5reb+1ast, V.Duggins 11+4reb+1ast, T.Nash 10+4reb+1ast, K.Frease 4+2reb+1ast
Phoenix Hagen: L.Gordon 18+9reb, D.White 16+1reb+5ast, A.Hess 11+5reb, B.Kruel 8+7reb, A.Lodwick 8+4reb, O.Wendt 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 183867


Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 90-57

The game between second ranked EWE Baskets (5-2) and eleventh ranked Telekom Baskets (3-3) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. EWE Baskets were crushed by Telekom Baskets in Bonn 57-90. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The game without a history. Telekom Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to EWE Baskets' 34. Worth to mention a great performance of international center Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-90, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). American-Jamaican forward Patrick Ewing Jr. (203-84, college: Georgetown) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Ronnie Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 12 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for EWE Baskets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Telekom Baskets moved-up to ninth place. EWE Baskets at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Bayreuth. Telekom Baskets are looking forward to face league's leader ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EWE Baskets will play against BBC Bayreuth and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: R.Burrell 12+5reb+1ast, J.Jenkins 12+1reb, K.Wysocki 9+4reb+1ast, M.Abdul-Hamid 8+3reb+1ast, A.Chubb 8+6reb+1ast, R.Paulding 4+1reb+3ast
Telekom Baskets: J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 18+6reb, P.Ewing Jr. 15+5reb+1ast, R.Vaden 11+4reb, C.Ensminger 10+3reb, B.Veikalas 8+4reb, K.Weems 8+4reb
gschID: 183868


Art.Dragons - Ratiopharm 69-80

The game in Quakenbrueck was also quite interesting. Second ranked ratiopharm Ulm (6-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Artland Dragons (4-3). ratiopharm Ulm defeated Artland Dragons 80-69 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. ratiopharm Ulm made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. It was an exceptional evening for center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Dane Watts (203-86, agency: Pro One Sports) accounted for 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) came up with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Bryce Taylor (196-86) added 13 points respectively for Artland Dragons in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. ratiopharm Ulm have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Artland Dragons keep the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with B.Muenchen. ratiopharm Ulm will meet at home Telekom Baskets (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Artland Dragons will play against LTi 46ers in Giessen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: M.Haynes 14+5reb+3ast, B.Taylor 13+3reb+3ast, K.Valters 10+2reb, A.King 9+7reb+2ast, P.Popovic 8+4reb, G.Gruenheid 7+4reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: P.Guenther 16+4ast, J.Bryant 16+14reb+1ast, D.Watts 12+8reb+1ast, S.Esterkamp 8+7reb, A.Ray 8+2reb+1ast, K.Nankivil 7+4reb
gschID: 183863


s.Oliver Baskets - B.Muenchen 68-59

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Bayern Muenchen (4-3) and s Oliver Baskets (3-4), which took place in Wuerzburg. Higher ranked Bayern Muenchen lost to twelfth ranked s Oliver Baskets in a road game 59-68. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Bayern Muenchen. It looked good early as Bayern Muenchen took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then s Oliver Baskets had a 19-17 second period charge getting the lead and Bayern Muenchen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 59-68. 24 personal fouls committed by Bayern Muenchen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated also this game. Guard Ben Jacobson (188-83, college: N.Iowa) fired 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard LaMont McIntosh (190-82, college: Georgia St.) chipped in 13 points. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. Forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) produced 9 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bayern Muenchen at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. s Oliver Baskets' next round opponent will be Walter Tigers (#14) in Tuebingen.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 10+6reb+2ast, C.Troutman 9+8reb+1ast, L.Roberts 8+5reb+1ast, B.Thomas 6+1reb, J.Jagla 6+2reb, Y.Halperin 6+3reb+2ast
s.Oliver Baskets: L.McIntosh 13+4reb+2ast, A.King 12+3reb+1ast, J.Boone 12+5reb, B.Jacobson 11+6reb+3ast, J.Little 7+3reb, D.Anderson 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 183861


TBB Trier - ALBA 80-88

Another upset was a game between TBB Trier (4-2) and ALBA Berlin (3-2), which took place in Trier. 4th placed TBB Trier lost at home to ninth ranked ALBA Berlin 80-88 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of TBB Trier. ALBA Berlin made 38-of-45 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game, while TBB Trier only scored eighteen points from the stripe. TBB Trier was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Zach Morley (203-83, college: Wisconsin) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Five ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. American swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 21 points and international Andreas Seiferth (209-89) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for TBB Trier. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ALBA Berlin moved-up to eighth place. Loser TBB Trier dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. ALBA Berlin will face Mitteldeutscher BC (#15) in Weissenfels in the next round and are hoping to win another game. TBB Trier will play on the road against Bayern Muenchen (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TBB Trier: B.Harper 21+4reb, B.Stewart 13+5reb+2ast, A.Seiferth 12+8reb, J.Bucknor 8+2reb+1ast, N.Linhart 6+7reb+3ast, J.Howell 5+1reb+4ast
ALBA: D.Thompson 18+8reb, D.Wood 16+1ast, N.Djedovic 13+2reb+1ast, Z.Morley 12+5reb+2ast, H.Schaffartzik 10+5reb+2ast, Y.Idbihi 9+5reb
gschID: 183864


NY Phantoms - MBC 70-76

Bottom-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses. This time newly promoted Mitteldeutscher BC won against fifteenth-ranked New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig 76-70. It was a great evening for American forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) helped adding 14 points. At the losing side Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Casey Mitchell (193-88, college: W.Virginia) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mitteldeutscher BC (2-5) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with NY Phantoms and Fraport SKY. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#16) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: C.Mitchell 18+2reb, H.NaNa 14+6reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 13+2reb+1ast, I.McElroy 7+3ast, N.Mittmann 6+7reb, E.Land 3+3reb
MBC: D.Uskoski 14+9reb+1ast, C.Timberlake 14+2reb+3ast, K.Beidler 13+2reb+1ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 9+2reb+3ast, M.Schwarz 8+1reb, M.Curry 5+4ast
gschID: 183862



Anton Gavel Takes Control As The Brose Baskets Bamberg Outgrind The Fraport Skyliners - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Some things are easier said than done like if Argentine striker Lionel Messi predicts 10 goals in the next classic FC Barcelona against Real Madrid, New England Patriot Tom Brady saying that he will never lose another Superbowl to the New York Giants and arch nemesis Eli Manning, Lebron James predicting three NBA titles in a row or Paris Hilton never checking into a HIlton hotel again. For the Fraport Skyliners to win in Bamberg seems more like a dream than ever happening in reality as the last time the Skyliners won a regular season game in freak city, NBA superstar Kevin Durant was a tenth grader at the well known Oak Hill academy, Tom Brady only had one Superbowl ring and teen singing sensation Justin Bieber was only nine years old. The last time that the Fraport Skyliners were able to depart the floor in Bamberg as the winner in a regular season game was January 18th, 2004. It was the bests coring game of ex Skyliner Tyrone Ellis who recently announced his retirement dropping 32 points and nailing nine three pointers. Ex NBA player Mario Kasun was also on that team. Ex Skyliner Max Weber was an 18 year old kid on the Bamberg team that made a point and grabbed a rebound against his future team. Coming into the game, The Frankfurt Skyliners had lost the last eight regular season games and after a slow start, no one was really expecting anything from them, but they gave a spirited effort keeping the first half close, but then losing some focus in the third quarter as the Brose Baskets Bamberg was able to take control of the game and win 76-67. It isnt only the team that opponents have to contend with in trying to crawl out of the Stechert arena with a win, but also the noisy arena and loud fans. Skyliner Quantez Robertson played his tenth game in Bamberg and is still overwhelmed by the difficulty of playing there. This is one of the hardest places to play at. It is always difficult to hear the point guard calling the plays, but you just have to play through it, stressed Quantez Robertson. For new Skyliner Ted Scott, it was his first experience in Bamberg that he wont forget so fast. This is a very tough place to play in, because the crowd never lets up. It was one of the toughest places that I have played in, because the crowd is so involved. It seemed like they helped with some of the calls. I felt comfortable on the court, but was a little annoyed that I couldnt find my three point shot as well, added Fraport Skyliner guard Ted Scott.

The Fraport Skyliners came into the game coming off a huge win at home against the Telekom Baskets Bonn and were sitting in 14th place. They had gotten some extra self confidence after the win against Bonn, but despite the fourth place in the standings with Bamberg, nobody was really giving the Fraport Skyliners a big chance to win this game. The game seemed similar to the game in Giessen recently where the Hessen team stuck with Bamberg in the first half, but then as so often is the case, the Brose Baskets Bamberg shifted their game up a few gears and Frankfurt was unable to match their intensity and stay in the game. One needs to play concentrated for 40 minutes in Bamberg and limit mistakes, because once you make errors, the five time Beko BBL champion makes you pay. We played very well on offense and defense in the first half being able to limit Bamberg to one shot. In the second half, they drew more fouls got to the foul line often and made easy and tough shots, commented dunk expert Quantez Robertson. For the Brose Baskets Bamberg, they came into the game riding a 4-1 record losing only in Artland and coming off a huge win in Euroleague play against Rytas. Bamberg did have three days to recover, but didnt look like the Bamberg that they usually present in the first half. After the game ex NBA player Casey Jacobsen who set 49 school records at Stanford was more than relieved that they could escape the Stechert arena with a victory. This was not a pretty game. There were many fouls and Frankfurt wasnt happy with some of the calls. Frankfurt hung around and played tough until the end. We did all we could at the end just to get the win, stressed Casey Jacobsen. We hung around until the end. We fought well despite the circumstances and calls. This was a good team effort, warned Skyliner American Zach Peacock.

In the last years, the Fraport Skyliners had often started off very slowly in the Stechert arena thus having to come back the whole game exerting so much energy and never being able to get back into the game. On Bambegr, there are so many scoring options, but instead of spreading the scoring love around, the Fraport Skyliners got an early taste of how lethal ex NBA player Bostjan Nachbar can be as he nailed three three pointers in a row giving Bamberg a 9-2 advantage. It happened so quickly that Bamberg manager Wolfgang Heyder could of still been in the midst of shaking hands with patrons that he might of missed the early Bamberg fire power. Nachtbar hit that first open shot and then he felt as if he could make any shot. He got his team and crowd going, stressed Quantez Robertson. However despite this lightening start by Bamberg, it didnt ruffle the feathers of the Fraport Skyliners as they slowly got into the game thanks to an aggressive defense that was already forcing Bamberg too early turnovers. Skyliner American Devin Gibson got on the board eraly scoring on the penetration and then on a fast break after Peacock mad ethe steal and fed the guard for the easy bucket. Dion Dowell than sunk a three pointer as Bamberg led only 12-9. Bamberg ahd lost some rhythm after the quick three pointers and werent as patient anymore on offense as Frankfurt stepped up their defense a notch also. Bamberg skipper Chris Fleming called a time out and then inserted defense terror John Goldsberry who once registered 10 steals as a rookie in 2006 in a Bayer Giants Leverkusen jersey. The defense of GOldsberry sparked the Bamberg offense as they scored two consecutive back door lay ups from him and Casey Jacobsen as Bamberg led 16-9. Dowell then hit a three pointer as he seemed very comfortable with in the surroundings early on, but Bamberg countered with a Jacobsen lay in as Nachtbar found him cutting into the lane. Robertson and Sharod Ford then exchanged baskets as the Brose Baskets Bamberg led 22-14 after one quarter. Bamberg started very well, but Frankfurt found themselves and came back. Bamberg was shooting very well which makes them hard to stop. Frankfurt made some mistakes at the end which Bamberg made them pay for, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 73% from the field and 67% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners
were shooting 40% from the field and 33% from outside. Bamberg had the six to five rebound advantage and six turnovers while Frankfurt had five turnovers.

Fraport Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin found the right words in the break as the Fraport Skyliners exploded in the first minutes of the second quarter going on a 10-0 run to take their first lead of the game 24-22. The second quarter started off with a bang as Devin Gibson caught Dion Dowell heading to the basket and lobbed up a perfect pass that the American slammed home the ally-op pass. That Dowell ally-op dunk was a top ten play. I would give it a eight or nine. That was really a spectacular play. I had no idea that he could jump so high, smiled Zach Peacock. This spectacular play seemed to spark Frankfurt as captain Marius Nolte followed with a lay in. Then it was Ohio native Ted Scott who can take over games at anytime went on a scoring frenzy scoring six consecutive points giving Frankfurt the 24-22 lead. He displayed his knack of also penetrating scoring two buckets like that and then nailing a pull up rainbow jumper. In this run, Frankfurt was just the more aggressive team that showed more effort and just wanted the ball more. They hauled down 6 offensive rebounds and German national player Maik Zirbes had been totally silenced with zero points. Sergerio Gipson then tied the score at 24-24, before Devin Gibson gave Frankfurt the lead back with a lay in after Marius Nolte had grabbed an offensive rebound 26-24. Bamberg then hurried out on a 5-0 run to lead 29-26 as Nachtbar made three free throws and Jacobsen scored on a floater from the wing. Ted Scott continued to be in a scoring mood making an off balance jumper cutting the Bamberg lead to 29-28. After Nachtbar and Gibson free throws, it was Quantez Robertson that hit a three pointer giving the Fraport Skyliners their last lead of the game 33-31. Jacobsen ended the second quarter with free throws as the game was dead locked at 33-33 at halftime. It was a great game until halftime. It was a defensive battle as no team could keep a rhythm for a long period of time. Bamberg was shooting well, but 11 turnovers was way too much. Frankfurt did a great job having the 16-9 rebound edge which was something new, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 58% from the field and 50% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 44% from the field and 25% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the 16-9 rebound edge and only eight turnovers while Bamberg had 11 turnovers.

So far this season the third quarter has been the big quarter for the Fraport Skyliners or it has been their Achilles heel. The Fraport Skyliners had the misfortune that the Brose Baskets Bamberg came out with a higher gear and were able to go on a 8-2 run to take the lead again leading 41-35. Gipson and Scott exchanged buckets, but then it was top defender Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) who showed no mercy showing his penetration skills scoring with a tough running hook shot with his left hand and then hitting a pull up jumper on transition. The Brose Baskets Bamberg had stepped up their defense which Frankfurt was having difficulty with not finding the best shot and thus losing rhythm as Bamberg had the momentum and was able to build off it. The Fraport Skyliners didnt give up as they stayed on the heels of Bamberg. Frankfurt was able to come back cutting the Bamberglead to 46-43. Scott continued to hit shots, Daniol Bathel didnt shy away from sneaking inside getting a quick pass form Gibson and Peacock scored consecutive baskets. German Konstantin Klein set him up with a no look pass inside and them made a quick hoop on the base line easily gliding past Oliver Kahn look a like Phillip Neumann with Bostjan Nachtbar watching him in flight. However this quick flash of brilliance by Peacock didnt scare Bamberg as they stampered onto a 11-2 run to take the comfortable 57-45 lead. Neumann started the run with a dunk as he was set up nicely down low with a Jacobsen bounce pass and then made two free throws. The turning point of the game came as Ted Scott then was hit with a technical foul after making a off balance shot. Jacobsen, Nachtbar and Neumann then made free throws as Bamberg led 56-45. That was a bad place in the agme to get the technical foul. The game was close and that was tough to give up those free throws. The Skyliners were close, but we were able to get that distance then with the foul and we were able to play with more freedom, stressed Casey Jacobsen. I dont think that it was the turning point of the game. The refs were whistle happy. Bamberg went on a run and had the momentum then, added Ted Scott. The Fraport Skyliners were able to cut the lead down to 60-50 with a Robertson lay up and Klein three pointer at the end of the third quarter. The Skyliners didnt come concentrated into the third quarter. The Scott technical foul hurt them. Bamberg was more aggressive, had more pressure and Frankfurt didnt stay calm, expressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 56% from the field and 45% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 48% from the field and 24% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 22-15 rebound advantage and 12 turnovers while Bamberg had 13 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Brose Baskets Bamberg did a good job keeping a healthy lead and not letting the Fraport Skyliners put a dent into it until late in the game. Bambegr started off the fourth quarter with a 5-0 run to extend their lead to 65-50 as Anton Gavel dropped a three pointer and ex Phoenix Sun Sharod Ford made two free throws. The Fraport Skyliners stepped up their defense as Dowell made some blocks as did super Tez and Gibson made a steal, but they couldnt capitalize on offense not getting any shots to fall. Dowell gave us a good defensive presence down low blocking and altering shots, stressed Dion Dowell. Skyliner guard Johnathan Jones who had been very quiet throughout the game found some daylight hitting a three pointer and Robertson scored inside showing his magnificent athletic ability as Frankfurt trailed only 69-57. However whenever Frankfurt was trying to get the lead below 10 points, Bamberg continued to have an answer on offense as Gipson showed his amazing one on one ability making a turn around shot as Bamberg led 71-57. The Fraport Skyliners then showed their last gasp of air as they cruised on a 8-0 run to cut the Bamberg lead to 71-65. One has to give a lot of credit to the Fraport Skyliners in this phase as three young Germans with Johannes Voigtmann, Danilo Barthel and Konstantin Klein were on the floor and were showing amazing grace and calmness making the right decisions and producing. Voigtman started the run scoring over Ford who never averaged less than 9,5rebounds per game in four years in Italy, Tez then set up Barthel for his new hobby with a dunk, Tez then reeled in a bullet pass to Voigtmann again hitting a short distance bank shot and then it was Jones scoring inside easily getting by Nachtbar. However time was running out and Bamberg then slammed the door on the Fraport Skyliners finishing on a 8-2 run to win 76-67. Neumann and Gavel made key lay ins to seal the win. They got some easy buckets and got to the free throw line. We didnt get stops and couldnt capitalize on our open shots, said Quantez Robertson. We have had this problem this season in Euroleague that we werent able to close games as well. We were able to do this recently against Rytas. This win gave us confidence. Great character teams are able to close out games. Great teams will always slam the door. We arent quite there yet, but we are improving, warned Casey Jacobsen.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were led by Anton Gavel with 19 points. Ex NBA players Casey Jacobsen and Bostjan Nachtbar chipped in with 14 points a piece. Sergerio Gipson contributed 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Ted Scott with 14 points. Quantez Robertson chipped in with 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Frankfurt shot well form the field, but a miserable 22% from downtown. After struggling under the boards in the early going this season, the team gave a spirited effort on the rebound winning 34-27. Team rebounding was big on the agenda this week in practice. Coach told us that if we didnt fight on the boards that it could be a tough game. We had to hit the boards and we did a good job, stressed Ted Scott. The Fraport Skyliners did a great job holding German national player Maik Zirbes to 0 points and one rebound in 16 minutes. I had a rough game, so the credit goes to Marius Nolte and Johannes Voigtman, said Zach Peacock. The Fraport Skyliners played another strong game on defense and will need to do it again against Braunschweig. This was one of the best efforts of the season. If we play like that each game then we will be fine,added Zach Peacock. The Fraport Skyliners host the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig on November 11th.




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Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 3: Panionios - Kolossos 89-77
Nov. 3: PAOK - Peristeri GS 83-68
Nov. 3: Apollon Patras - Kavala 80-79
Nov. 3: Panelefsiniakos - Aris 76-85
Nov. 4: Ikaros - Panathinaikos 72-68
Nov. 4: Ilysiakos - AGOR 66-72
Nov. 4: Olympiacos - KAOD 103-67

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 10: Aris - Panionios
Nov. 10: Kolossos - Apollon Patras
Nov. 10: Kavala - PAOK
Nov. 10: Peristeri GS - Olympiacos
Nov. 10: KAOD - Ikaros
Nov. 10: Panathinaikos - Ilysiakos
Nov. 10: AGOR - Panelefsiniakos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Pappas, Panionios22.3 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros21.3 
 3. Dendy, Kolossos19.0 
 4. Petrovic-S., Apoll.18.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.16.3 
 6. Tsaldaris, Kolossos15.5 
 7. Kakaroudis, KAOD15.3 
 8. Grant, Apollon15.0 
 9. Coleman, Kavala14.3 
 10. Thorne, Perister.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonis ASIMAKOPOULOS
  Aris
  (203-F-76)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Asimakopoulo., Aris9.3 
 2. Palmer, KAOD9.3 
 3. Symtsak, Ikaros7.8 
 4. Haritopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 6. Kanonidis, Periste.6.8 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.6.7 
 8. Scott, Ilysiakos6.3 
 9. Coleman, Kavala6.0 
 10. Michel, KAOD6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.4.8 
 2. McCollum, Apollo.4.3 
 3. Kalambokis, Koloss.4.3 
 4. Tsochlas, AGOR4.0 
 5. Kafkis, Ilysiakos4.0 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.3.8 
 8. Duvnjak, AGOR3.5 
 9. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.5 
 10. Kakaroudis, KAOD3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.5 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 4. Grant, Apollon2.3 
 5. Kalambokis, Koloss.1.8 
 6. Pelekanos, Aris1.8 
 7. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.8 
 8. Diamantidis, Panat.1.8 
 9. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 10. Tsochlas, AGOR1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 William COLEMAN
  Kavala
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Coleman, Kavala2.5 
 2. Petway, AGOR2.3 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 4. Dendy, Kolossos1.3 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.3 
 6. Mitsialos, Ikaros1.0 
 7. Charissis, Aris1.0 
 8. Scott, Ilysiakos1.0 
 9. Grant, Apollon1.0 
 10. Faye, Ikaros1.0 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Filathlitikos 5-0 
 2. Nea Kifisia 5-0 
 3. Ermis Lagkada 4-0 
 4. Koroivos 4-1 
 5. Trikalla 3-2 
 6. Lavrio 3-2 
 7. Ikaroi Serron 3-2 
 8. Agia Paraskevis 3-2 
 9. Irakleio 1-3 
 10. Arkadikos 1-4 
 11. Doxa Lefkadas 1-4 
 12. Pagrati 1-4 
 13. Niki Volou 0-5 
 14. OFI 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 3: Agia Paraskevis - Pagrati 96-86
Nov. 3: Filathlitikos - Lavrio 89-65
Nov. 3: Ermis Lagkada - Irakleio 88-83
Nov. 3: Arkadikos - Ikaroi Serron 81-83
Nov. 3: Niki Volou - Nea Kifisia 67-74
Nov. 3: Doxa Lefkadas - Koroivos 59-68
Nov. 3: OFI - Trikalla 56-59

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 10: Pagrati - OFI
Nov. 10: Trikalla - Arkadikos
Nov. 10: Ikaroi Serron - Niki Volou
Nov. 10: Nea Kifisia - Doxa Lefkadas
Nov. 10: Koroivos - Ermis Lagkada
Nov. 10: Irakleio - Filathlitikos
Nov. 10: Lavrio - Agia Paraskevis


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Vaggelis KARABOULAS
  Nea K.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 25
 1. Karaboulas, Nea K.25.0 
 2. Giannakopoul., Lav.21.0 
 3. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.8 
 4. Gizogiannis, Arkad.20.3 
 5. Kaklamanos, Trikal.19.8 
 6. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.8 
 7. Georgitsis, Ermis18.3 
 8. Cosic, Koroivos17.5 
 9. Pehlivanis, Ikaroi17.3 
 10. Vranjes, Pagrati16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savvas MANOUSOS
  Doxa L.
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Manousos, Doxa L.10.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.9.8 
 3. Cubrilo, Arkadikos9.3 
 4. Pelkic, Irakleio8.0 
 5. Mirkovic, Doxa L.8.0 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.8.0 
 7. Noeas, Koroivos7.8 
 8. Pavlovic, Pagrati7.3 
 9. Doychinov, OFI7.3 
 10. Pagonis, Lavrio6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Filippos MOSCHOVITIS
  Nea K.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Moschovitis, Nea K.6.5 
 2. Karydas, Koroivos5.0 
 3. Cosic, Koroivos5.0 
 4. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.4.7 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos4.5 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.4.3 
 7. Saloustros, Filath.4.0 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.3.8 
 9. Petrakis, OFI3.8 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Katsares, Trikalla3.5 
 2. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.8 
 3. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.5 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.0 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.0 
 6. Manavopoulos, Agia2.0 
 7. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.8 
 8. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.8 
 9. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.8 
 10. Vranjes, Pagrati1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bojan PELKIC
  Irakleio
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Pelkic, Irakleio1.0 
 2. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 3. Doychinov, OFI1.0 
 4. Pavlovic, Pagrati1.0 
 5. Papachristos, Trik.1.0 
 6. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 7. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.0.8 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.0.8 
 9. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.8 
 10. Antetokoubo, Fila.0.8 



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Factum Debrecen parts ways with Coach Michael Schuurs - by Fred Roggen

Hungarian side Factum Debrecen has announced that Dutch head coach Michael Schuurs is no longer their coach after both parties agreed to part ways. This was through a communication from the clubs Chief Andrew Weaver in a press release on Monday morning. Under coach Schuurs, Debrecen lost six game in a row and he is replaced by American Jason Okrzesik.
The club however thanked the coach for the time he has served the club and wished him the best in his future endeavours.





PromotieDivisie Scores Round 6: Orca's lose, Groene Uilen still undefeated - by Terry Cooper

Week 6 had some shockers involved as the playing field is back balanced in the wins/loss column and teams still trying to establish themselves early. Orca's had their hands full on the road as Almonte won at home 79-64 while Groene Uilen cruised to a 72-50 win over BC APOLLO2. The Red Giants put on a show at home winning over de Hoppers 85-67 while the Cangaroes and Bob Keijzer (193-G/F-83) won easily over Binnenland 82-68 on the road. Newcomers UBALL won over Punch 68-65 while Rotterdam2 hung on to win over Almere 78-70 to finish week six. So far two teams are making their message loud and clear that they want the 'CHIP' and are playing to their expectations to get there. Others better catch on fast before it's too late. Stay tuned...

Round 6 scores:

Binnenland 68-82 Cangeroes
De Groene Uilen 72-50 BC APOLLO2
Red Giants 85-67 De Hoppers
Punch 65-68 UBALL
Almonte 79-64 Orca's
Rotterdam2 78-70 Almere Pioneers



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  IRAN   

Standings - Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Nov. 5: Mahram - Esteghlal 95-84
Nov. 1: Petrochimi - Gorgan 80-68
Nov. 1: Sanaye Petrochimi - Al Badr 73-69
Nov. 5: Naft Sepahan - Azad 59-96
Nov. 1: Foolad Mahan - Zanjan 57-54

Regular Season: Round 2

Nov. 8: Al Badr - Naft Sepahan
Nov. 8: Esteghlal - Azad
Nov. 8: Zanjan - Sanaye Petrochimi
Nov. 8: Gorgan - Mahram
Nov. 8: Petrochimi - Foolad Mahan



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Mychal Kearse signs at Al Karkh - by Eurobasket Center

Al Karkh (D1) landed 29-year old American guard Mychal Kearse (195-93kg-83, college: Mt.St.Marys, agency: Gamble Sports Management). He played most recently at Akita Northern Happinets in Japanese BJ League. In 30 games last season he averaged 8.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Kearse also played at CSU Sibiu in Romanian Division A that season. In 12 games he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.2apg and 1.4spg.
The previous season he played for Dallas Stars in the UBA. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to USBasket.com All-UBA 1st Team and All-UBA Playoff 2nd Team.
Kearse attended Mt.Saint Marys University, MD until 2007 and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.



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Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: UCC Demons - Killester 89-78
Nov. 3: UCD Marian - Moycullen 72-77
Nov. 3: UL Eagles - Ballon Inter 66-38
Nov. 4: DCU Saints - B.Gais Neptune 60-67

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 9: Ballon Inter - UCC Demons
Nov. 10: B.Gais Neptune - UCD Marian
Nov. 10: Killester - UL Eagles
Nov. 10: Moycullen - DCU Saints


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Darren TOWNES
  B.Gais N.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Townes, B.Gais N.24.7 
 2. Sullivan, Moycullen22.4 
 3. Taylor, UL Eagles21.2 
 4. Galvin, UCD Marian21.0 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles17.4 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints16.5 
 7. Chubb, Killester13.4 
 8. Coughlan, UCC D.13.0 
 9. Noonan, B.Gais N.11.8 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.11.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian17.3 
 2. Townes, B.Gais N.13.8 
 3. Sullivan, Moycullen12.6 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles11.0 
 5. Provizors, DCU S.9.8 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.3 
 7. Foley, UCD Marian8.2 
 8. Quill, DCU Saints7.2 
 9. Tummon, Moycullen7.2 
 10. Glover, DCU Saints7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gerard NOONAN
  B.Gais N.
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Noonan, B.Gais N.8.7 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.6.8 
 3. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.8 
 4. Taylor, UL Eagles4.4 
 5. O''Sullivan, UCC D.4.0 
 6. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.2 
 7. Anderson, DCU S.3.2 
 8. Donnelly, DCU S.3.0 
 9. Lyons, Moycullen3.0 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Robert TAYLOR
  UL Eagles
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Taylor, UL Eagles3.0 
 2. Anderson, DCU S.2.8 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.4 
 4. Westbrooks, Killes.2.2 
 5. Townes, B.Gais N.2.2 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles2.0 
 7. Drumm, UCD Marian2.0 
 8. Summers, Killester2.0 
 9. Campbell, UL Ea.1.8 
 10. Roe, Killester1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John GALVIN
  UCD Marian
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Galvin, UCD Marian2.7 
 2. Stapleton, B.Gais2.3 
 3. Trimmer, DCU S.1.7 
 4. Townes, B.Gais N.1.7 
 5. Rudak, B.Gais N.1.5 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles1.4 
 7. Provizors, DCU S.1.3 
 8. Quigley, UL Eagles1.3 
 9. Taylor, UL Eagles0.8 
 10. Noonan, B.Gais N.0.5 



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Nov. 4: Hapoel Holon - Bnei Hasharon 91-79
Nov. 4: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Ashdod 90-71
Nov. 4: Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Eilat 80-86 OT
Nov. 4: Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi T-A 67-87
Nov. 5: Elizur Ashkelon - Netanya 65-81
Nov. 5: Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel T-A 63-80

Regular Season: Round 5

Nov. 11: Hapoel T-A - Maccabi Haifa
Nov. 11: Hapoel Eilat - Hapoel Holon
Nov. 11: Netanya - Maccabi Rishon
Nov. 11: Maccabi Ashdod - Elizur Ashkelon
Nov. 11: Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel J-M
Nov. 11: Maccabi T-A - Galil Gilboa


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.20.5 
 2. Killingswort., Net.19.3 
 3. Simpson, Maccabi19.0 
 4. Jones, Bnei H.18.3 
 5. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.3 
 6. Sanders, Galil Gil.17.5 
 7. Uter, Maccabi17.0 
 8. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.16.6 
 9. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.15.8 
 10. Stitt, Hapoel T-A15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.0 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.12.0 
 3. Uter, Maccabi10.5 
 4. Calathes, Maccabi10.5 
 5. Thomas, Maccabi10.0 
 6. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.9.5 
 7. Washington, Netan.9.3 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.0 
 9. Wright, Maccabi8.8 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.7.5 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.5.5 
 3. Timor, Hapoel T-A5.5 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi5.0 
 5. Rosen, Hapoel Hol.4.6 
 6. Bradley, Netanya4.5 
 7. Tapiro, Hapoel J-M4.3 
 8. Hickman, Maccabi4.3 
 9. Hayes, Galil Gilboa4.3 
 10. Hopson, Hapoel Ei.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.8 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.5 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.5 
 4. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.2.3 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi2.3 
 6. Wright, Maccabi2.3 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 8. Ben-Chimol, Hapoel2.0 
 9. Washington, Netan.2.0 
 10. Stoll, Maccabi Ha.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian UTER
  Maccabi .
  (200-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Uter, Maccabi2.5 
 2. Hill, Hapoel Holon2.4 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A2.0 
 4. Gabriel, Maccabi1.8 
 5. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.8 
 6. Gray, Elizur Ashke.1.3 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi1.3 
 8. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 9. Tillman, Hapoel Ei.1.0 
 10. Washington, Neta.1.0 


Winner League Round 4: Netanya remains undefeated on top - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Winner League, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

Undefeated Maccabi Rishon (3-1) recorded its first loss in Rishon Le-Zion on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (3-1) 80-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Rishon. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Maccabi Rishon managed to win fourth quarter 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Rishon to just 6 points in first quarter. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Rishon's 42. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) fired 19 points for the winners. Power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Lazeric Jones (182-90, college: UCLA) produced 16 points and 5 assists for lost side. Hapoel Tel-Aviv have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Maccabi T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is looking forward to face Maccabi Haifa (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi Rishon will play against the league's leader GreenTops Netanya (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Maccabi T-A and 7th ranked Maccabi Haifa where Maccabi T-A (3-1) crushed Maccabi Haifa (2-2) on the road with 20-point difference 87-67. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Niklas Caner-Medley contributed with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Ido Kozikaro (202-78) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Maccabi Haifa. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi Haifa at the other side keeps the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi T-A will play against Galil Gilboa (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Haifa will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game where host Hapoel Holon (#8) won against higher ranked Bnei Hasharon 91-79 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Tyler Smith who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Jumaine Jones responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Hapoel Holon (4-1) moved-up to second place. Loser Bnei Hasharon dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Maccabi Haifa. Hapoel Holon will meet Hapoel Eilat (#6) on the road in the next round. Bnei Hasharon will play against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Hapoel J-M can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Maccabi Ashdod (0-4) 90-71. The winners were led by Jacob Pullen who scored that evening 21 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel J-M (1-3) left bottom position moving up to ninth place. It was Maccabi Ashdod's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Hapoel J-M's next round opponent will be higher ranked Bnei Hasharon (#7) in Hod Hasharon and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Ironi Ashkelon (#10) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-65 loss to top-ranked GreenTops Netanya (4-0) in Ashkelon on Monday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. GreenTops Netanya have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Ironi Ashkelon still closes the standings with four games lost. GreenTops Netanya will face Maccabi Rishon (#4) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play on the road against Maccabi Ashdod (#12) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 4 Hapoel Holon defeated Galil Gilboa in a road game 86-80.
The best stats of 4th round was 18 points and 14 rebounds by Shlomi Harush of Hapoel Holon.


Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel T-A 63-80

Undefeated Maccabi Rishon (3-1) recorded its first loss in Rishon Le-Zion on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (3-1) 80-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Maccabi Rishon. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Maccabi Rishon managed to win fourth quarter 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Rishon to just 6 points in first quarter. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Rishon's 42. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) fired 19 points for the winners. Power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Lazeric Jones (182-90, college: UCLA) produced 16 points and 5 assists and forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Tel-Aviv have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Maccabi T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Hapoel Tel-Aviv is looking forward to face Maccabi Haifa (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi Rishon will play against the league's leader GreenTops Netanya (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: L.Jones 16+2reb+5ast, A.Ben David 13+1reb+1ast, J.Wright 12+6reb, S.Dawson 11+2reb+1ast, A.Uter 6+11reb, O.Solomon 3+2reb+1ast
Hapoel T-A: D.Stitt 19+4reb+1ast, J.Skjoldebrand 15+3reb, J.Allen 12+9reb+1ast, G.Eytan 12+2reb, C.Kelly 8+6reb+1ast, M.Naor 6+5ast
gschID: 192934


Elizur Ashkelon - Netanya 65-81

Bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-65 loss to top-ranked GreenTops Netanya (4-0) in Ashkelon on Monday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. GreenTops Netanya have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Ironi Ashkelon still closes the standings with four games lost. GreenTops Netanya will face Maccabi Rishon (#4) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play on the road against Maccabi Ashdod (#12) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 192931


Galil Gilboa - Hapoel Holon 80-86

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Galil Gilboa (0-4) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Hapoel Holon (4-1) 86-80 on Sunday. Hapoel Holon shot 26 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Galil Gilboa only scored ten points from the stripe. Hapoel Holon forced 20 Galil Gilboa turnovers. Galil Gilboa was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Shlomi Harush (185-87) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American point guard Zack Rosen (185-89, college: Pennsylvania) chipped in 20 points. Four Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. American swingman Rakim Sanders (196-89, college: Fairfield) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and the former international Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) added 16 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Hapoel Holon moved-up to second place. Loser Galil Gilboa still closes the standings with four games lost. Hapoel Holon will face Hapoel Eilat (#6) on the road in the next round. Galil Gilboa will play against Maccabi T-A (#5) in Tel-Aviv and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: R.Sanders 19+8reb+1ast, B.Hunter 17+5reb+1ast, D.Yavzuri 16+2reb+5ast, J.Smith 9+2reb+2ast, M.Watt 6+1ast, K.Hayes 5+2reb+5ast
Hapoel Holon: Z.Rosen 20+4reb+3ast, S.Harush 18+14reb, L.Hill 16+5reb+3ast, O.Farhi 14+5reb+4ast, S.Daniel 7+5reb, J.Dyson 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 192936


Hapoel Holon - Bnei Hasharon 91-79

An interesting game where host Hapoel Holon (#8) won against higher ranked Bnei Hasharon 91-79 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 12 points. Hapoel Holon shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tyler Smith (201-86, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) who added 19 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) scored 17 points. Five Hapoel Holon and four Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon (4-1) moved-up to second place. Loser Bnei Hasharon dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Maccabi Haifa. Hapoel Holon will meet Hapoel Eilat (#6) on the road in the next round. Bnei Hasharon will play against Hapoel J-M in Jerusalem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: J.Jones 21+11reb+6ast, B.Rice 18+1reb+1ast, R.Beck 17+3reb+1ast, N.Berkowitz 11+3reb+1ast, I.Rosefelt 5+2reb, H.Pope 4+5reb+1ast
Hapoel Holon: T.Smith 19+9reb+5ast, J.Dyson 19+7reb+3ast, Z.Rosen 17+1reb+6ast, L.Hill 12+7reb+2ast, S.Harush 12+4reb+4ast, F.Hassell 6+6reb
gschID: 192933


Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi T-A 67-87

Another exciting game was between fifth ranked Maccabi T-A and 7th ranked Maccabi Haifa where Maccabi T-A (3-1) crushed Maccabi Haifa (2-2) on the road with 20-point difference 87-67. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Maccabi Haifa was better in second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A forced 19 Maccabi Haifa turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Azerbaijani forward Niklas Caner-Medley (203-83, college: Maryland, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international center Ido Kozikaro (202-78) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward James Thomas (203-80, college: Texas) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Haifa. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Hapoel T-A and Maccabi Rishon. Maccabi Haifa at the other side keeps the seventh position with two games lost. They share it with Bnei Hasharon. Maccabi T-A will play against Galil Gilboa (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Maccabi Haifa will play against Hapoel Tel-Aviv (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: I.Kozikaro 17+9reb+2ast, J.Thomas 14+9reb+2ast, P.Stoll 14+3reb+4ast, P.Calathes 9+6reb, D.Smith 8+5reb+11ast, C.Carr 3
Maccabi T-A: D.Logan 19+6reb+6ast, G.Shermadini 11+8reb+1ast, Y.Ohayon 11+1reb+7ast, N.Caner-Medley 10+6reb+4ast, L.Eliyahu 8+4reb+1ast, D.Smith 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 192932


Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Ashdod 90-71

Hapoel J-M can celebrate their first win this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Maccabi Ashdod (0-4) 90-71. The game without a history. Hapoel J-M led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The winners were led by American-Georgian point guard Jacob Pullen (183-89, college: Kansas St.) who scored that evening 21 points and American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) supported him with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Even 18 points and 5 rebounds by American guard Chris Allen (190-88, college: Iowa St.) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Ashdod. His fellow American import forward Kenny Gabriel (203-89, college: Auburn) added 17 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Five Hapoel J-M and four Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel J-M (1-3) left bottom position moving up to ninth place. It was Maccabi Ashdod's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Hapoel J-M's next round opponent will be higher ranked Bnei Hasharon (#7) in Hod Hasharon and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Ironi Ashkelon (#10) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: C.Allen 18+5reb+3ast, K.Gabriel 17+6reb+1ast, D.Simpson 17+4reb+2ast, M.Mizrahi 15+5reb, G.Israeli 4+2reb+4ast, G.Karni 0+1reb
Hapoel J-M: J.Pullen 21+2ast, C.Fells 15+3ast, J.Duncan 11+8reb+1ast, R.Limonad 10+2reb+3ast, C.Smith 10+10reb+1ast, E.Kadir 10+5reb+2ast
gschID: 192935



Elitzur Ramla quit from the Eurocup competition - by Idan Seggev

One of Israel's most successful women team, Elitzur Ramla, announced to FIBA today that they won't take part in this year's Eurocup competition. Ramla, who won the Eurocup in 201, won't be able to participate due to difficult financial problems which also should influence on them regarding their participation in the Premier league of Israel. It appears that the team's debt is over one million Shekels, and the team didn't practice for several days. The management asked from the Israeli federation to postponed their first match vs. Elitzur Netanya but there isn't a confirmation yet. Ramla will probably release some players in order to save money and not to be relegated automatically for the 2nd division because of these problems.


Israeli National Cup 1/8 finals Draw - by Netanel Dahan

After Maccabi Haifa won Megiddo 114-74, they got the 16th spot of the National Cup 1/8 finals.

The 1/8 finals games will taken place on the 16th of Dec (16.12.12), the resutls of the draw:

Nahariya (2nd league)- Jerusalem.

Kfar Saba (2nd league)- Be'er Yaakov (2nd league).

Maccabi Tel Aviv- Ashkelon.

Maccabi Haifa- Maccabi Rishon.

Ashdod- Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Hapoel Afula (2nd league)- Bnei Hasharon.

Eilat-Galil/Gilboa.

Galil Elyon (2nd league)- Hapoel Holon.



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Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Nov. 4: SAIE3 BO - Angelico BI 89-75
Nov. 4: Umana VE - Sutor MGR 83-89
Nov. 4: Cantu - Sidigas AV 79-67
Nov. 4: Banco di Sard. - Enel Brindisi 78-90
Nov. 4: Trenkwalder RE - Pesaro 71-59
Nov. 4: Vanoli CR - Acea Virtus RM 67-75
Nov. 5: Montepaschi - EA7 Armani 66-71
Nov. 4: JuveCaserta - Cimberio VA 56-73

Regular Season: Round 7

Nov. 11: EA7 Armani - Umana VE
Nov. 11: Banco di Sard. - Sidigas AV
Nov. 11: Cantu - Vanoli CR
Nov. 11: Angelico BI - Cimberio VA
Nov. 11: Acea Virtus RM - Montepaschi
Nov. 11: Sutor MGR - Trenkwalder RE
Nov. 11: JuveCaserta - SAIE3 BO
Nov. 11: Enel Brindisi - Pesaro


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Lance HARRIS
  Vanoli CR
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Harris, Vanoli CR20.8 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.5 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.8 
 4. Ere, Cimberio VA18.5 
 5. Richardson, Sidig.16.3 
 6. Diener, Banco d.16.0 
 7. Banks, Cimberio VA15.8 
 8. Hasbrouck, SAIE315.7 
 9. Brown, Montepaschi15.7 
 10. Diawara, Umana VE15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Trenkwal.
  (201-PF-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brunner, Trenkwal.10.2 
 2. Kotti, Vanoli CR9.2 
 3. Dunston, Cimberio.8.5 
 4. Akindele, JuveCase.8.2 
 5. Gigli, SAIE3 B.7.8 
 6. Dragovic, Sidig.7.7 
 7. Ere, Cimberio VA7.5 
 8. Burns, Sutor MGR7.3 
 9. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.3 
 10. Ebi, Sidigas AV7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Diener, Banco d.6.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.7 
 3. Shakur, Sidigas AV4.5 
 4. Hackett, Montepas.4.3 
 5. Reynolds, Enel B.4.0 
 6. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.8 
 7. Cavaliero, Pesaro3.5 
 8. Taylor, Acea V.3.5 
 9. Diener, Banco d.3.3 
 10. Cook, EA7 Armani3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marvis THORNTON
  Banco d.
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Thornton, Banco d.2.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA2.5 
 3. Dunston, Cimberio.2.5 
 4. Warren, Sidigas AV2.3 
 5. Johnson, Vanoli CR2.2 
 6. Barbour, Pesaro2.2 
 7. Polonara, Cimberio.2.2 
 8. Hasbrouck, SAIE32.2 
 9. Filloy, Trenkwal.2.0 
 10. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.1.8 
 2. Simmons, Enel B.1.8 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 4. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.3 
 5. Johnson, Sidigas1.3 
 6. Cusin, Cantu1.2 
 7. Tyus, Cantu1.2 
 8. Brooks, Cantu1.2 
 9. Datome, Acea V.1.0 
 10. Crosariol, Pesaro1.0 


Best players of Italian SerieA round 6 - by Eurobasket News

American Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82) had an amazing evening in the last round for SAIE3 BO and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 30-year old swingman had the game-high 35 points adding seven rebounds for SAIE3 BO in his team's victory, helping them to beat Angelico BI (#16, 1-5) 89-75. SAIE3 BO maintains the 5th position in Italian SerieA. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. SAIE3 BO will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Minard had a remarkable ten three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He turned to be SAIE3 BO's top player in his first season with the team. Ricky Minard averages this season 13.8ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old Finnish power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-PF-81) of Vanoli CR. Kotti impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Vanoli CR lost that game 67-75 to the higher-ranked Acea Virtus RM (#6, 4-2). This loss caused Vanoli CR to drop to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Kotti is a newcomer at Vanoli CR and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was international forward Luigi Datome (203-F-87) of Acea Virtus RM (#6). Datome scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Acea Virtus RM, leading his team to a 75-67 win against the lower-ranked Vanoli CR (#11, 2-4). Acea Virtus RM needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Datome has a great season in Italy. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.8ppg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 59.5% and 3PT: 56.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Antywane Robinson (203-F-84) of Enel Brindisi - 21 points and 7 rebounds
5. Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83) of JuveCaserta - 9 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-SG-85) of Cantu - 9 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Achille Polonara (202-F-91) of Cimberio VA - 22 points and 7 rebounds
8. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84) of Montepaschi - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ronald Steele (187-PG-86) of Sutor MGR - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
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