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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.19.4 
 2. Kasun, KK.17.9 
 3. Scott, Radnicki K.17.5 
 4. Simon, KK.15.0 
 5. Pilepic, Siroki W.14.8 
 6. Prepelic, Helios14.2 
 7. Pasalic, Helios14.0 
 8. Macvan, Partizan13.3 
 9. Pavkovic, Radnicki13.2 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm11.4 
 2. Macvan, Partizan8.5 
 3. Kasun, KK.8.3 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.6.6 
 5. Pavic, Krka6.5 
 6. Simon, Radnicki K.6.5 
 7. Pasalic, Helios6.2 
 8. Omic, Zlatorog6.2 
 9. Bilan, Cedevita5.5 
 10. Popovic, Crvena Z.5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Steven MARKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Markovic, Radnicki7.0 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki7.0 
 3. Vladovic, Siroki W.5.0 
 4. Vujasinovic, Zlato.4.7 
 5. Papaloukas, Macca.4.0 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.3.9 
 7. Simon, KK.3.8 
 8. Draper, Cedevita3.6 
 9. Popovic, Crvena Z.3.5 
 10. Gay, Helios3.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. GAY
  Helios
  (183-G-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, Helios1.9 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki1.7 
 3. Dragic, Krka1.7 
 4. Simon, KK.1.6 
 5. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.5 
 6. Dasic, Union Olimp.1.5 
 7. Papaloukas, Macca.1.5 
 8. Draper, Cedevita1.5 
 9. Ohayon, Maccabi1.5 
 10. Scott, Radnicki K.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.1.4 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.4 
 3. Savovic, Hemofarm1.0 
 4. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 5. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda0.9 
 6. Thompson, Union O.0.9 
 7. Scott, Radnicki K.0.8 
 8. Omic, Zlatorog0.7 
 9. Collins, Siroki W.0.7 
 10. Bircevic, Radnick.0.7 


Maccabi Electra beats Cedevita 87-77 in title game - by Eurobasket News

Big Final: Maccabi T-A - Cedevita 87-77

Maccabi Electra won the first Adriatic league title in the club's history. They handed 87-77 loss to Cedevita in the Big Final, which was played tonight in Tel Aviv. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi. Cedevita managed to win fourth quarter 30-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Cedevita's 18. It was a great shooting night for the hosts especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and his fellow American power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the losing side Levour Warren (196-81, college: S.Carolina, agency: SportsTalent) responded with 24 points and Vedran Vukusic (206-82, college: Northwestern) scored 14 points (made all of his eight free throws). Maccabi was the regular season champion in Adriatic league with 24-2 record. They eliminated Buducnost in the Semifinals with huge 82-60. The Israeli powerhouse is the sixth club since the opening year in ABA League, which won the prestigious title. Last five trophies belonged to Partizan Belgrade. However, they are eliminated in the Semifinals this season.

Maccabi T-A: K.Langford 21+4reb+1ast, R.Hendrix 16+7reb, D.Blu 13+1reb+1ast, D.Smith 9+2reb+2ast, L.Eliyahu 8+5reb+3ast, G.Pnini 6+1ast
Cedevita: L.Warren 24+1reb+1ast, V.Vukusic 14+4reb+2ast, H.Owens 13+3reb+1ast, D.Draper 8+2reb+6ast, M.Bazdaric 8+7reb+2ast, T.Petrovic 6+1reb+2ast



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Burkina Faso camped for qualifiers in France - by Kristian Santiago

The national-team of Burkina Faso is preparing for the zonal qualifiers for the African Championships in the Ivory Coast.
Nine Europe-based players camped earlier last month in Chambourcy, France and lost to French pro-team Poissy 76-71 in a friendly.

Coach Jean-Paul Rebatet worked in the camp with:

Moussa Ouattara (88) (Belgium)
Ibouanga Omer Bila (194-F-88) (Italy)
Gilles Diendere (191-G-90) (France)
Carl Diasso (France)
Mohamed Traore (France)
SyPir Traore (204-F-85) (France)
Frejus Zerbo (205-C-89) (France)
Joris Bado (192-F-91) (France)
Jean Traore (France)

Last week, the local players tried out for a spot in the national-team as well. 24 were called up to a camp in Ougadougou:

ARNOLD BADOLO, PATRICK BASSONO, YVES ARISTE, TELESPHORE SOME, IBRAHIM OUEDRAOGO, ISMAEL PATON (all RCK)
ABRAHAM LAMIZANA, DAVID OUEDRAOGO, WILFRIED ZERBO, CHEICK SANOGO, ABDOU KOULIBALY, ABEL BAKYONO (all AS Sonabhy)
RENE OUEDRAOGO, FABRICE KABORE, AIME HIEN, ADOLPHE OUBDA, ALAIN DIASSO (all AS Sonabel)
AMED GNESSIEN, MAMADOU SIMPORE, ROLAND BASSINDIA, DIARRA AHMED NIANG (all EFO)
HERVE YAMEOGO, ABDOULAYE SANOU, ABOUBACAR SANTOUMA (all ADESIF)




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  ALBANIA   


Ermal Kurtoglu selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Ermal Kurtoglu
Ermal Kurtoglu
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Ermal Kurtoglu (208-80, agency: Beo Basket). He led Anadolu Efes to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Mersin (12-18) crushing them 106-78 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. Kurtoglu scored 12 points and added 3 passes in 21 minutes on the court. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (24-6) is placed third in the TBL. The Regular Season already ended. It's Kurtoglu's first season with the team. This year he averages: 6.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2FGP: 58.6%(41-70) and FT: 77.8% in the 13 games he played so far. Kurtoglu has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Turkish. Despite he played previously for the Turkish national team, Kurtoglu is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Franko Bushati (188-85, agency: Two Points). He led Centrale Latte to a 2-point victory over the closely-ranked Givova Scafati (17-10) 76-74 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. Bushati was MVP of the game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Centrale del Latte Brescia (15-12) is placed sixth in the Lega2. Bushati's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Bushati's overall stats this season are: 7.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 53.7%, 3FGP: 32.8% and FT: 76.0%. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Despite Bushati played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Erjon Kastrati
Erjon Kastrati
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Erjon Kastrati (197-94). Kastrati led LTHcast Mercator to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Parklji (1-27) 97-78 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Wednesday night. He scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. TTHcast Mercator Skofja Loka (5-23) is placed fifth in Play-out group. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. The Second Stage already ended. This year Kastrati's overall stats are: 6.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 50.8%, 3FGP: 25.5% and FT: 68.2% in the 17 games. He has both Kosovan and Albanian nationalities. Despite Kastrati played previously for the Kosovan national team, he is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team.

Klaudio Ndoja
Klaudio Ndoja
   #4. Swingman Klaudio Ndoja (200-85), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help Enel Brindisi (17-10) to beat Biancoblu BO (10-17). Ndoja scored 6 points. Enel Brindisi was edged 95-92 at home by the one of league's weakest teams Biancoblu BO (#14). His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Ndoja has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3spg. He also holds two passports: Albanian and Italian. Despite Ndoja played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently in the Albanian national team roster.

Grigoris Pappas
Grigoris Pappas
   #5. Former international power forward Grigoris Pappas (205-91) was not able to help Panerythraikos (10-18) in their game against Apollon Patras (0-18) in the Greek A2 (second division). Pappas did not have that impressive stats last Saturday. He recorded only 2 points in 17 minutes. Panerythraikos was crushed 83-62 on their home court in New Eritrea by the higher-ranked (#11) Apollon Patras. It was Panerythraikos' sixth consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Pappas' total stats are: 2.3ppg and 1.8rpg in the 11 games. He holds both Albanian and Greek passports. Pappas used to play for the Albanian national team three years ago.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Besnik Bekteshi (188-G-93) plays for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German BBL
Gerti Shima (205-F/C-86) plays for Capljina Lasta in Bosnia and Herzegovina D1
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Ljeko Nicaj (210-C-87) plays for KK Podgorica in Montenegrin 1A
Nderim Pelaj (179-G-88) plays for Dorsten in German ProB
Andrea Gjinaj (208-F-86) plays for Campobas.MS in Italian Nazionale B
Ersid Ljuca (209-C-81) plays for Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague
Edmond Azemi (201-G/F-80) plays for Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague
Samir Shaptahovic (174-G-81) plays for Bashkimi in Kosovan SuperLeague
Vildan Mitku (200-F-83) plays for Tuebingen II in German Regionalliga

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



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  ARGENTINA   

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Smith, La Union17.3 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras16.6 
 3. Villegas, Sionista16.6 
 4. McHopson, Quilm.16.3 
 5. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.1 
 6. DeGroat, Olimpico.15.8 
 7. Martinez, San M.15.6 
 8. Pittman, Libertad.15.4 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.15.3 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  San M.
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Martinez, San M.12.4 
 2. Battle, Libertad S.9.9 
 3. Davis, GECR I.9.5 
 4. Sandes, Sionista9.1 
 5. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.8 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras8.3 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.6 
 8. DeGroat, Olimpico.7.5 
 9. Truscott, Quilm.7.3 
 10. Matthews, Quilm.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.1 
 2. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.5 
 3. Sanchez, Wuber-.5.5 
 4. Cequeira, Sionista4.8 
 5. Martinez, Regat.4.7 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 7. Sucatzky, Atenas3.7 
 8. Victoriano, San M.3.7 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.4 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Lescano, Atenas2.3 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.1.8 
 4. Moldu, Olimpico LB1.7 
 5. McHopson, Quilm.1.6 
 6. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.5 
 7. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 8. Torre, Club 91.4 
 9. DeGroat, Olimpico.1.4 
 10. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Battle, Libertad S.1.5 
 2. Rollins, Sionista1.2 
 3. Clancy, Club 91.2 
 4. Meyinsse, Wuber-.1.2 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.1 
 6. Matthews, Quilm.1.0 
 7. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 8. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 9. Humphrey, Atenas0.9 
 10. Rollins, San M.0.9 


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

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

Emanuel Ginobili
Emanuel Ginobili
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international guard Emanuel Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances). He led San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-45) 114-98 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. Ginobili was MVP of the game. He scored 20 points and added 3 passes in 22 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 50-16 record this season. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the NBA Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Ginobili's tenth year with the team. Ginobili has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 12.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.4apg, 2FGP: 58.7%(101-172), 3FGP: 42.3% and FT: 86.4% in the 35 games he played so far. Ginobili has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Ginobili is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Andres Nocioni (199-79), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Caja Laboral (21-11) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Nocioni's very good performance Caja Laboral was defeated 97-89 on the road by the leading Regal FC Barcelona. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Nocioni's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 2FGP: 51.7%, 3FGP: 66.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Argentinian. Despite Nocioni played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Luis Scola
Luis Scola
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Luis Scola (206-80), who plays in the NBA. Scola was not able to help the Houston Rockets (34-32) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Houston Rockets lost 88-97 in Miami to the Heat. Scola scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Scola is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Rockets' roster. He has very impressive stats this season: 15.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 49.3% and FT: 77.3% in the 66 games. Scola has both Argentinian and Spanish nationalities. Despite he played previously for the Spanish national team, Scola played also for the Argentinian national team in 2010.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #4. Forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) was the major contributor in a Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's surprising victory against the eighth-ranked Lagun Aro GBC (17-15) 71-63 in the Spanish ACB in Thursday night's game. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (12-20) is placed 14th in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Mainoldi has been at the team for four years. Mainoldi has relatively good stats this season: 10.4ppg and 5.9rpg. He also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Despite Mainoldi played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

Antonio Porta
Antonio Porta
   #5. Former international guard Antonio Porta (187-83, agency: Players Group) was not able to secure a victory for Tezenis Verona (12-15) in their game against MarcoPoloShop.it (8-19) in the Italian Lega2 (second division), despite his very good performance last Sunday. Porta was the top scorer with 28 points. He also added 5 steals in 39 minutes. But Tezenis Verona lost 81-91 in Forli to the league outsider (#15) MarcoPoloShop.it. Porta's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Porta is currently second on the list of best passers with 4.6apg. This year he also averages: 15.4ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.3spg in the 27 games. Porta holds both Argentinian and Italian passports. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Porta is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

Patricio Prato
Patricio Prato
   #6. Guard Patricio Prato (196-79) was the main contributor in an Aget Imola's shocking victory against the seventh-ranked Fileni BPA (13-14) 93-80 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. He was the best player in that game. Prato recorded 27 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds. Aget Service Imola (10-17) is placed 13th in the Lega2. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. This season Prato has relatively solid stats: 13.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 2.1spg. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Prato is also a former international player as he played for the Argentinian senior team four years ago.

Franco Rocchia
Franco Rocchia
   #7. Former international guard Franco Rocchia (192-85) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Baloncesto Leon (15-19) in their game against Basquet Mallorca (15-19) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division), despite his very good performance in Friday night's game. He was the top scorer with 25 points. Rocchia also added 4 rebounds in 33 minutes. But Baloncesto Leon lost 70-78 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#13) Basquet_Mallorca. The Regular Season already ended. Rocchia plays fourth season for the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg in the 28 games. Despite Rocchia played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #8. Point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86) contributed to Canarias' victory against the 16th-ranked CB Tarragona 2017 (11-23) 111-98 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Richotti recorded 17 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Iberostar Canarias (26-8) is placed first in the LEB Gold. The Regular Season already ended. Richotti has reliable stats this season: 12.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Richotti is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

Javier Bulfoni
Javier Bulfoni
   #9. Former international guard Javier Bulfoni (192-76) couldn't help Blusens Monbus (11-21) in their game against Blancos de Rueda (8-24) in the Spanish ACB, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He scored 15 points in 27 minutes. But Blusens Monbus lost 75-81 in Valladolid to the league outsider (#18) Blancos de Rueda. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Bulfoni's total stats are: 7.7ppg and 1.3rpg in the 31 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Bulfoni is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

Ariel Filloy
Ariel Filloy
   #10. Point guard Ariel Filloy (190-87, also represented by Interperformances) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Banca Tercas (11-19) 83-64 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (20-10) is placed third in the SerieA. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. It's Filloy's first season with the team. Filloy has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 1.4rpg. Despite he played previously for the Italian U20 national team, Filloy is also a former international player as four years ago he still played for the Argentinian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Federico Van Lacke (191-80) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga 80-64 in the Spanish ACB last Thursday. He recorded 9 points and added 4 assists in 18 minutes. Van Lacke has averaged so far 8.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.7apg in the 32 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Van Lacke is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

   #12. Former international swingman Augustin Fabi (199-91) contributed to Treviglio's victory against the fifth-ranked Torino 71-61 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Wednesday night. He was the top player that evening. Fabi scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. He averaged so far 11.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.5spg. Despite Fabi played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

   #13. Former international guard Sebastian Vico (190-86, another player represented by Players Group) couldn't help Matera in their game against Mazzeo San Severo in the Italian Nazionale A (third division), despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game. Vico was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 3 assists in 34 minutes. But his team lost 67-77. Vico's stats this year are: 13.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.0apg and 2.3spg in the 34 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Vico is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

   #14. Former international forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-81) contributed to a 2-point Centrale Latte's victory against the closely-ranked Givova Scafati 76-74 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. He scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Ghersetti averaged so far 15.0ppg, 6.1rpg and 2.2spg. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Ghersetti is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.

   #15. Former international swingman Bruno Cerella (194-86, another player represented by Players Group) contributed to a Banca Tercas' victory against the closely-ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro 99-93 in the Italian SerieA on Wednesday night. He recorded 7 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 34 minutes. Cerella has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg in the 30 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Cerella is currently in the Argentinian national team roster.



Argentina NT 2012 for southamerican championship - by Facundo Iatzky

CABB released the list of 16 players who will be in the camp for southamerican championship that will be played in Chaco, Argentina in June. In this list there are some experienced players who look for the best shape for olympic games and other young players who want to get a place in that team.

Guards:
Juan Pablo Figueroa of Pinheiros (brazil)
Facundo Campazzo of penarol
Nicolas Laprovittola of lanus
Juan Fernandez of Milano (italy)
Federico Van Lacke of badalona (spain)
Luciano Gonzalez of Sionista
Selem Safar of penarol

Forwards:
Marcos Mata of penarol
franco Giorgetti of penarol
Pablo Espinoza of obras
Leonardo Gutierrez of penarol
Matias Sandes of sionista
Leonardo Mainoldi of Fuenlabrada (spain)

Centers:
fabricio Oberto
juan Gutierrez of obras
Marcos delia of boca jrs

coach: Gonzalo garcia of Flamengo (brazil)



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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

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-G/F-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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Courtney FIELDS
  USA
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Fields, Al Shabab24.8 
 2. Williams, Mahram24.4 
 3. Ayer, KL Dragons22.3 
 4. Dragajlovic, Al It.21.6 
 5. Khatib, Al Riyadi21.0 
 6. Leslie, Al Rayyan19.9 
 7. Douthit, Smart Gil.19.1 
 8. Watkins, ASU18.7 
 9. Giles, Duhok18.6 
 10. Gray, Duhok18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladislav DRAGOJLOVIC
  SRB
  (207-C-79)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Dragajlovic, Al It.13.9 
 2. Giles, Duhok12.1 
 3. Douthit, Smart Gil.12.1 
 4. Ayer, KL Dragons11.8 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi10.7 
 6. Ismail, Al Riyadi10.5 
 7. Watkins, ASU9.8 
 8. Ngombo, Al Rayyan9.7 
 9. Fields, Al Shabab8.3 
 10. Samb, Mahram7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Daghlas, ASU7.4 
 2. Casio, Smart Gilas6.1 
 3. Nikkhah, Mahram4.9 
 4. Guganeswaran, KL D.4.5 
 5. Miller, Al Jalaa4.3 
 6. Keely, Al Ittihad4.3 
 7. Al-Doori, Duhok4.1 
 8. Akl, Al Riyadi4.0 
 9. Tiu John, Smart G.3.9 
 10. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Hamed AFAGH
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Afagh, Mahram2.1 
 2. Watkins, ASU1.7 
 3. Williams, Mahram1.6 
 4. Al-Doori, Duhok1.4 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.3 
 6. Fields, Al Shabab1.3 
 7. Douthit, Smart Gil.1.3 
 8. Gray, Duhok1.3 
 9. Casio, Smart Gilas1.1 
 10. Giles, Duhok1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  USA
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi3.8 
 2. Samb, Mahram2.9 
 3. Ayer, KL Dragons1.8 
 4. Giles, Duhok1.6 
 5. Douthit, Smart Gil.1.3 
 6. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.2 
 7. Walker, Al Jalaa1.2 
 8. Aguilar, Smart Gil.1.1 
 9. Mahdi, Duhok1.0 
 10. Rouzbahani, Mahr.1.0 



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

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

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA). He led San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Golden State Warriors (23-43) 107-101 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. Mills was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 34 points and making 12 passes. Mills also added 5 rebounds in 43 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 50-16 record this season. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the NBA Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Mills has relatively good stats this year: 9.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 52.7%, 3FGP: 42.9% in the 17 games he played so far. He played for the Australian senior national team three years ago.

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Kyrie Irving (191-92, college: Duke), who plays in the NBA. Irving could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (21-45) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated 109-101 on the road by the Memphis Grizzlies. Irving was the top scorer with 25 points. He also added made 4 passes and 3 steals. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Irving has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.4apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 40.8% and FT: 87.2%. Irving is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA U18 national team, Irving played also for the Australian national team in 2009. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center David Andersen (212-80). Andersen was the major contributor in a Montepaschi Siena's victory against the fifth-ranked Scavolini Pesaro (18-12) 85-81 in the Italian SerieA on Thursday night. He recorded 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in 22 minutes. Montepaschi Siena (23-7) is placed first in the SerieA. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Andersen has very impressive stats this year: 15.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 84.2% in the 28 games. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Andersen played also for the Australian national team in 2010.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #4. Center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska) was the main contributor in Panathinaikos' victory against the closely-ranked Kolossos (16-8) crushing them 102-71 in the Greek A1 in Thursday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Maric scored 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Panathinaikos Athens (22-2) is placed second in the A1. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Maric's overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg and 4.2rpg. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Maric is currently in the Australian national team roster.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #5. International forward Brad Newley (201-85, agency: Beo Basket), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help Valencia Basket (19-13) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Valencia Basket lost 58-65 in Sevilla to the lower-ranked (#6) Cajasol. Newley was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Newley's overall stats are: 5.4ppg and 1.9rpg in the 15 games. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Newley is currently in the Australian national team roster.

Daniel Kickert
Daniel Kickert
   #6. Center Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed to an easy victory against the fourth-ranked Anwil (5-5) crushing them 85-63 in the Polish PLK on Wednesday night. He was the top player that evening. Kickert scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. PGE Turow Zgorzelec (2-8) is placed sixth in Group A. It's Kickert's first season with the team. This year he has very high stats. Kickert averages: 15.3ppg and 4.3rpg. Despite he played previously for the Dutch national team, Kickert is also an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #7. International swingman Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Meridiano Alicante (17-14) crushing them 83-57 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (27-5) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. This year Ingles' total stats are: 5.6ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.8apg in the 24 games. Despite he played previously for the Dutch national team, Ingles is currently in the Australian national team roster.

David Barlow
David Barlow
   #8. Forward David Barlow (205-83, college: Metro St.), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to secure a victory for UCAM Murcia (24-6) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance UCAM Murcia was edged 80-79 in Madrid by the second-ranked Real. Barlow was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 9 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Barlow has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 4.9rpg. Despite he played previously for the Dutch national team, Barlow is currently in the Australian national team roster.

Matt Nielsen
Matt Nielsen
   #9. An experienced international power forward Matt Nielsen (208-78, also represented by Beo Basket) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Khimky (15-3) in their game against CSKA Moscow (17-1) in the Russian PBL. He scored 5 points in 10 minutes. Khimky was badly defeated 91-72 in Moscow by the leading CSKA. They ended the series of ten consecutive victories. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Nielsen has averaged so far 3.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.7apg in the 14 games. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #10. Power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC) contributed to an Unics Kazan's victory against the closely-ranked Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (8-10) 72-62 in the Russian PBL in Friday night's game. Jawai recorded 6 points. Unics Kazan (8-10) is placed sixth in the PBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Jawai has averaged so far 7.2ppg and 3.6rpg. Despite he played previously for the Dutch national team, Jawai is also a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Steven Markovic (190-85) contributed to a Radnicki Kragujevac's victory against the sixth-ranked BKK Radnicki 88-76 in the Serbian A League last Thursday. He scored 8 points and added 7 assists in 31 minutes. Markovic has averaged so far 8.3ppg, 1.1rpg and 4.2apg in the nine games. Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Markovic is currently in the Australian national team roster.

   #12. Former U21 international forward Blagoj Janev (203-84, college: New Hampshire) helped Thor Thorl win their game against the league leader Grindavik 98-91 in the Icelandic Express League on Sunday night. He scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. This season Janev has very high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2apg. Despite Janev played previously for the FYR Macedonian national team, he is currently in the Australian U21 national team roster.

   #13. Former international point guard Zane Meehl (191-86, college: Mid-Continent) helped Hub Jets win their game against the closely-ranked Wellington Exodus Saints 98-93 in the New Zealand NBL in Friday night's game. Meehl scored 8 points in 22 minutes. Meehl has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.8apg in the nine games. Despite he played previously for the New Zealand university national team, Meehl is currently in the Australian national team roster.

   #14. Former international guard Zeke Meehl (183-88) is a teammate of previously mentioned Zane Meehl. But that was another game of his team in New Zealand NBL which we would like to mention. Meehl couldn't help Hub Jets in their game against Bay Hawks. He scored 5 points. His team were badly defeated by 16 points 95-79. Meehl has averaged so far 3.9ppg and 1.1rpg. He used to play for the Australian national team back in 2007.

   #15. Former University international center Martin Iti (213-83, college: N.Mexico St.) couldn't help Wellington Exodus Saints in their game against Bay Hawks in the New Zealand NBL. Iti cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 1 points in 5 minutes on the court. His team were badly defeated by 17 points 97-80. Iti has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 1.8rpg in the five games. He used to play for the Australian university national team five years ago.



Andrew Bogut surgery successful - by Eurobasket News

The Golden State Warriors announced on Saturday that Andrew Bogut (7'0''-C-84, college: Utah) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Friday.

Bogut is expected to return to basketball-related activities in three months and should be ready for the start of training camp in October. Bogut sent out this tweet after his surgery.

The surgery, performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Van Nuys, cleaned out loose particles and bone spurs. Bogut fractured the ankle on Jan. 25.

Bogut appeared in 12 games before suffering the season-ending injury, averaging 11.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. The Warriors acquired the Australian center in a midseason trade.

Bogut was the last of a trio of Warriors to go under the knife this past week.

Stephen Curry underwent successful right ankle surgery on Wednesday. David Lee had a successful surgery on Thursday to repair torn abdominal and abductor muscles. Both should be ready for the start of training camp as well.

Courtesy of www.examiner.com



Boomers 2012 - by Hugh McAuliffe

2012 AUSTRALIA BOOMERS BASKETBALL SQUAD

Name / Height / Position / DOB / Club

David ANDERSEN / 211cm / Centre / 23-06-1980 / Montepaschi Siena (Italy)

David BARLOW / 205cm / Forward / 22-10-1983 / UCAM Murcia (Spain)

Aron BAYNES / 208cm / Centre / 09-12-1986 / Ikaros Kallitheas (Greece)

Anatoly BOSE / 200cm / Guard-Forward / 06-12-1988 / Sydney Kings (NBL)

Ryan BROEKHOFF / 201cm / Guard-Forward / 23-08-1990 / Valparaiso (US College)

Peter CRAWFORD / 193cm / Guard-Forward / 06-11-1979 / Townsville Crocodiles (NBL)

Mitch CREEK / 197cm / Forward / 27-04-1992 / Adelaide 36ers (NBL)

Matt DELLAVEDOVA / 193cm / Guard / 08-09-1990 / St Marys (US College)

Anthony DRMIC / 196cm / Guard / 25-02-1992 / Boise State (US College)

Adam GIBSON / 188cm / Guard / 30-10-1984 / Gold Coast Blaze (NBL)

Hugh GREENWOOD 190cm / Guard / 06-03-1992 / New Mexico (US College)

Joe INGLES / 203cm / Forward / 02-10-1987 / Regal FC Barcelona (Spain)

Nathan JAWAI / 208cm / Forward-Centre / 10-10-1986 / UNCIS Kazan (Russia)

Julian KHAZZOUH / 209cm / Centre / 23-02-1986 / Sydney Kings (NBL)

Daniel KICKERT / 208cm / Forward / 29-05-1983 / PGE Turow (Poland)

Matt KNIGHT / 204cm / Forward-Centre / 31-05-1985 / Perth Wildcats (NBL)

Aleks MARIC / 211cm / Centre / 22-10-1984 / Panathinaikos (Greece)

Damian MARTIN / 188cm / Guard / 02-09-1984 / Perth Wildcats (NBL)

Patrick MILLS / 183cm / Guard / 11-08-1988 / San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

Brock MOTUM / 206cm / Forward / 16-10-1990 / Washington State University (US College)

Brad NEWLEY / 201cm / Guard-Forward / 18-02-1985 / Valencia (Spain)

Matthew NIELSEN / 208cm / Forward / 03-02-1979 / BC Khimki (Russia)

AJ OGILVY / 211cm / Forward-Centre / 17-06-1988 / Valencia (Spain)

Jesse WAGSTAFF / 203cm / Forward / 30-04-1986 / Perth Wildcats (NBL)

Mark WORTHINGTON / 202cm / Forward / 08-06-1983 / Gold Coast Blaze (NBL)



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Benjamin Ortner 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.

Benjamin Ortner
Benjamin Ortner
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St.). He contributed to a Benetton Treviso's victory against the closely-ranked Umana Venezia (17-13) 72-61 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Ortner scored 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. Benetton Treviso (13-17) is placed tenth in the SerieA. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ortner's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.9ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 60.7%(88-145) and FT: 65.6% in the 20 games he played so far. Ortner played for the Austrian senior national team years ago.

Jason Detrick
Jason Detrick
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Jason Detrick (198-80, agency: Court Side, college: Oklahoma), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). He could not help Lleida Basquet (20-14) in their last game on Friday. Despite Detrick's good performance Lleida Basquet was edged 73-71 on the road by the lower-ranked Palencia_Baloncesto (#11). He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Detrick also added 6 passes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Detrick has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 49.0%, 3FGP: 30.6% and FT: 74.7%. Detrick is a naturalized American. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Detrick played also for the Austrian national team in 2012. He used to play for UBC Stahlbau Oberwart Gunners in Austrian league.

Hermann Opoku
Hermann Opoku
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Hermann Opoku (205-86, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: G.Washington). Opoku was not able to help BK Pardubice (24-12) in their game against BC Kolin (22-24) in the Czech Republic NBL. He scored only 4 points and blocked 2 blocks in 9 minutes on the court. The fourth-placed BK Pardubice lost 63-77 at home to the lower-ranked (#5) BC Kolin in the A1 group. This year Opoku's overall stats are: 2.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 51.2% and FT: 64.0% in the 24 games. He played for the Austrian national team two years ago.

Matej Kljaic
Matej Kljaic
   #4. Forward Matej Kljaic (193-91) was not able to secure a victory for Svjetlost (2-9) in their game against KK Zagreb CO (6-5) in the Croatian A1. Kljaic's contribution was not very remarkable in Tuesday's game. He scored only 3 points. Svjetlost (#7) was badly defeated 87-71 in Zagreb by the higher-ranked KK CO (#5) in the Championship Group. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be important. This season Kljaic averages just 3.6ppg. He used to play for the Austrian U16 national team back in 2007.

Other top Austrian players, who play abroad:

Rasid Mahalbasic (210-F/C-90) plays for Zlatorog in Slovenian Telemach League
Anton Maresch (192-G-91) plays for River Andorra in Spanish LEB Silver
Ivan Djerman (203-F-83) plays for Amicale in Luxembourg Diekirch League
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
Gunther Zajic (183-G-85) plays for Werne in German Regionalliga
Alexander Schreiner (208-C-90) plays for Bamberg in German 2.Regionalliga
Hansjorg Schuetzinger (190-G/F-90) plays for Birsfelden in Swiss 1LN



BC Vienna signs Andrea Maghelli as new Head Coach - by Stefan Prager

After reaching the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and losing to the Gmunden Swans in the first round the BC Vienna already presented a new head coach for the upcoming season. Andrea Maghelli (agency: Interperformances ) will take over the capital city ball club. Maghelli left the Traiskirchen Lions just a few weeks ago whom he coached from 2005 to 2012. With the Lions he reached the Cup FInal Four three times, losing to Wels in 2006 final game. Maghelli was voted All Austrian Eurobasket Coach of the Year in 2006 as well. Maghelli will inherit coaching duties from Heinz Gaisrucker who will now be the the connection between BC Vienna youth teams and the Bundesliga team.


Neno Asceric steps down as Oberwart Gunners Head Coach - by Stefan Prager

Two weeks after beeing swept by WBC Wels in the first round of the Austrian playoffs, Oberwart Gunners head coach Neno Asceric stepped down. He declared his resignation although he had a running contract for the upcoming season. Asceric celebrated the Gunners' first championship in franchise history last season wasn't able to repeat. The Gunners couldn't compensate the retirement of last years franchise hero Bernd Volcic and had to deal with several roster trouble. Asceric and the Gunners finished an up and down season in 5th place before losing to Wels in three more than close games. Asceric was voted coach of the year after the 2011 championship. Gunners president Thomas Linzer said that the Gunners will always treat Asceric like a true friend and that he'll always 'The Championship Coach' in Oberwart. Rumours are that Asceric is somehow connected to St. Poelten for the upcomig season. As a player Asceric celebrated five championships with St. Poelten in the nineties.


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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Minsk-.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Rutkauskas, Minsk.19.7 
 2. Sitnik, SBK O.16.9 
 3. Matyukevych, Grod.15.4 
 4. Ignatchik, Minsk-.14.9 
 5. Maze, Minsk-200614.5 
 6. Sugoniako, BG.14.1 
 7. Mishukov, SBK O.13.9 
 8. Charykau, SBK O.13.7 
 9. Knox, Minsk-200613.6 
 10. Patupchyk, Sozh13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel BLIZNETS
  Sozh Gomel
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Bliznets, Sozh Gom.11.7 
 2. Rutkauskas, Minsk.9.3 
 3. Zakhar, BG.8.8 
 4. Krisevich, Minsk-.7.9 
 5. Mishukov, SBK O.7.8 
 6. Drobyshevski., Soz.6.7 
 7. Ovsepian, Rubon6.6 
 8. Kojenets, Minsk.6.4 
 9. Matyukevych, Grod.6.2 
 10. Knox, Minsk-20066.0 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  SBK O.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Charykau, SBK O.6.6 
 2. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 3. Shustau, Minsk-20.5.0 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.9 
 5. Maze, Minsk-20064.2 
 6. Kudrautsau, Minsk.4.0 
 7. Papruha, BG.2.9 
 8. Ignatchik, Minsk-.2.8 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-932.6 
 10. Sitnik, SBK O.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  SBK O.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Charykau, SBK O.2.8 
 2. Zakhar, BG.2.4 
 3. Akulich, Rubon2.3 
 4. Ovsepian, Rubon2.1 
 5. Papruha, BG.2.0 
 6. Sitnik, SBK O.2.0 
 7. Sapegin, Rubon1.8 
 8. Patupchyk, Sozh G.1.7 
 9. Malkov, Rubon1.6 
 10. Yafremov, Grodn.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei MASTOU
  Grodno-93
  (202-F-84)
  Avg: 0
 1. Mastou, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Akulich, Rubon0.0 
 3. Malyavko, Minsk-20.0.0 
 4. Syrovatko, Grodn.0.0 
 5. Malkov, Rubon0.0 
 6. Sugoniako, BG.0.0 
 7. Malakhau, Minsk-20.0.0 
 8. Stankevich, Sozh0.0 
 9. Lashkevich, Minsk.0.0 
 10. Skidan, SBK O.0.0 


Vladimir Veremeenko's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Belarusians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, agency: RU-Basket Management). He led Unics Kazan to a victory over the closely-ranked Lokomotiv (9-9) crushing them 101-75 in the Russian PBL in Tuesday night's game. Veremeenko was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 10 rebounds. Veremeenko also added 4 assists in 26 minutes on the court. Unics Kazan (8-10) is placed sixth in the PBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. It's Veremeenko's fourth season with the team. He is currently seventh on the league's list of best rebounders with 6.0rpg. Veremeenko also averaged so far 9.2ppg, 2FGP: 58.5%(55-94) and FT: 76.4% in the 18 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. Despite Veremeenko played previously for the Russian national team, he played also for the Belarusian national team in 2007.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague. Parakhouski could not help Budivelnyk (30-9) in their last game on Monday. Despite his good performance Budivelnyk was defeated 82-78 at home by the lower-ranked Azovmash (#3). Parakhouski recorded 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. This season Parakhouski averages: 7.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 59.1%(101-171) and FT: 63.7%. Despite he played previously for the Russian national team, Parakhouski is currently a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was U20 international swingman Vitali Liutych (198-92). He was not able to help Siauliai (16-4) in their game against VEF Riga (0-0) in the Baltic League, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. Liutych was the second best scorer with 13 points in only a mere 14 minutes. But the first-placed Siauliai was badly defeated 92-75 on their home court in Siauliai by the higher-ranked VEF Riga in the group 1 of Baltic League. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Liutych averages only 3.5ppg, 2FGP: 60.7%(17-28), 3FGP: 27.3% in the 17 games. Despite he played previously for the Russian national team, Liutych is currently a member of the Belarusian U20 national team.

Pavel Ulyanko
Pavel Ulyanko
   #4. An experienced power forward Pavel Ulyanko (204-79) was the major contributor in Kalev/Cramo's victory against the closely-ranked BC Rakvere (19-9) 66-65 in the Estonian KML in Friday night's game. He scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn (23-5) is placed third in the KML. It's Ulyanko's first season with the team. Ulyanko is currently fifth on the league's list of best blockers. His overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg and 4.1rpg. Despite Ulyanko played previously for the Russian national team, he is currently in the Belarusian national team roster.

Dzianis Korshuk
Dzianis Korshuk
   #5. Former international forward Dzianis Korshuk (202-78, agency: Higher Level Sports) was not able to secure a victory for BC Odessa (22-17) in their game against Budivelnyk (30-9) in the Ukrainian Superleague. Korshuk recorded 9 points in 21 minutes. But BC Odessa lost 73-86 on their home court in Odessa to the second-ranked Budivelnyk. This year Korshuk's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.4apg in the 44 games. Despite he played previously for the Russian national team, Korshuk is currently in the Belarusian national team roster.

Heorhi Kandrusevich
Heorhi Kandrusevich
   #6. Forward Heorhi Kandrusevich (198-78, also represented by Higher Level Sports) couldn't help Ferro-ZNTU (23-16) in their game against BC Donetsk (31-8) in the Ukrainian Superleague. He recorded 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Ferro-ZNTU was edged in an overtime 96-94 on the road by the leading BC Donetsk. Kandrusevich is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Ferro-ZNTU's roster. Kandrusevich's total stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.4apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Belarusian senior team two years ago.

Vladi Yeremishin
Vladi Yeremishin
   #7. Former international power forward Vladi Yeremishin (201-84) couldn't help Lev Hasharon (7-20) in their game against Hapoel Yokneam/Megido (8-19) in the Israeli National League (second division). Yeremishin scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. But Lev Hasharon (#6) lost 71-78 in Yokneam to the higher-ranked (#5) Hapoel /Megido in the Relegation Group. It was Lev Hasharon's eighth consecutive loss in a row. This year Yeremishin's total stats are: 6.4ppg and 4.3rpg in the 24 games. Despite he played previously for the Israeli university national team, Yeremishin is currently in the Belarusian national team roster.

Other top Belarusian players, who play abroad:

Dante Stiggers (187-PG-82) plays for PAOK in Greek A1
Valentin Yurchyk (207-F-87) plays for BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian PBL
Aliaksandr Pustahvar (201-F-85) plays for BC Nizhny Novgorod in Russian PBL
Mikalai Aliakseyeu (212-C-78) plays for Targu Mures in Romanian Div.A
Siergiej Zeludok (207-C-63) plays for Sportino in Polish 1Liga
Valery Gandlin (191-G-86) plays for Kiryat Tivon in Israeli National League
Ivan Zhauniarovich (205-C/F-86) plays for L'Alfas in Spanish EBA
Sergey Karpov (200-F-80) plays for Sojuz Zaretchny in Russian Superlaegue

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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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Copeland, Aalstar21.0 
 2. Bostic, Liege16.3 
 3. Mallet, Spirou15.1 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende15.0 
 5. Black, Antwerp14.3 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.13.9 
 7. Broyles, Spirou13.9 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut13.9 
 9. Freeman, Leuven13.8 
 10. Haynes, Gent13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Graham BROWN
  Gent
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Brown, Gent8.0 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.9 
 3. Young, Aalstar7.3 
 4. Mejri, Antwerp7.2 
 5. Merriex, Verviers.6.8 
 6. Mukubu, Verviers.6.8 
 7. McLean, Leuven6.8 
 8. Booker, Oostende6.1 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar6.0 
 10. Bostic, Liege5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Liege
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Waters, Liege4.2 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.3.7 
 3. Marnegrave, Leuven3.4 
 4. Black, Antwerp3.1 
 5. Bosco, Gent3.0 
 6. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.9 
 7. Steinbach, Aalstar2.9 
 8. Bostic, Liege2.7 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.7 
 10. Thompson, Vervier.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Adeola DAGUNDURO
  Leuven
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dagunduro, Leuven2.5 
 2. Mukubu, Verviers.2.2 
 3. Black, Antwerp2.2 
 4. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Bosco, Gent1.9 
 6. Wilson, Antwerp1.9 
 7. Mallet, Spirou1.8 
 8. Bostic, Liege1.7 
 9. Muya, Liege1.7 
 10. Haynes, Gent1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.5 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.7 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.5 
 4. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Booker, Oostende0.8 
 7. Nivins, M.Hainaut0.6 
 8. Vaughn, Antwerp0.6 
 9. Copeland, Aalstar0.6 
 10. De Zeeuw, Vervier.0.5 


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

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

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Gescrap BB (19-13) to beat Valencia Basket (19-13). Hervelle scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes on the court. Gescrap BB was edged 66-63 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Valencia Basket. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Hervelle averages: 4.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 54.3% in the 26 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Beye Tabu-Eboma
Beye Tabu-Eboma
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Beye Tabu-Eboma (190-85). Tabu-Eboma was the major contributor in Vanoli-Braga's victory against the closely-ranked Air Avellino (13-17) crushing them 83-55 in the Italian SerieA last Wednesday. He recorded 14 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. Vanoli-Braga Cremona (13-18) is placed 11th in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Tabu-Eboma has relatively good stats this season: 10.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 39.9% and FT: 74.6%. 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 guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86). Van Rossom was not able to help CAI Zaragoza (16-16) in their game against Gescrap BB (19-13) in the Spanish ACB. He recorded 5 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 33 minutes. CAI Zaragoza lost 57-68 in Bilbao to the higher-ranked (#4) Gescrap BB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Van Rossom's overall stats are: 6.4ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 55.3%(42-76), 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 69.2% in the 32 games. He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Ryan Hoover
Ryan Hoover
   #4. An experienced guard Ryan Hoover (188-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame) was not able to secure a victory for Fileni BPA (13-14) in their game against Aget Imola (10-17) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Hoover recorded 5 points and added 3 passes. Fileni BPA was defeated 93-80 in Imola by the lower-ranked Aget (#13). It was Fileni BPA's third consecutive loss in a row. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. It's Hoover's first season with the team. This year Hoover has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Hoover is also Belgian national team player. Strangely he has never played in Belgium.

Other top Belgian players, who play abroad:

Yannick Driesen (215-C-88) plays for Asefa Estudiantes in Spanish ACB
Sebastien Maio (190-G-78) plays for Plymouth Raiders in British BBL
Mark Acres (210-C-62) plays for Benfica in Portuguese LPB
Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-C-84) plays for PBG Basket in Polish PLK
Marcus Faison (196-G-78) plays for Kryvbasbasket in Ukrainian Superleague
Kandi Mukole (203-F) plays for Guildford Heat in British BBL
Thomas Dreesen (199-F-88) plays for Sparta in Luxembourg Diekirch League
Karim Nesba (188-G-86) plays for RSB Berkane in Moroccan D1
Steve Oelbrandt (200-C-80) plays for Helsingborg in Swedish Basketettan
Dimitri Jorssen (212-C/F-79) plays for Soleuvre in Luxembourg Diekirch League
Christopher Jones (188-G-90) plays for Amicale in Luxembourg Diekirch League

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



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

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

Mirza Teletovic
Mirza Teletovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Mirza Teletovic (206-85, agency: Beo Basket), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Caja Laboral (21-11) in their last game. Despite Teletovic's very good performance Caja Laboral was edged 68-66 at home by the much lower-ranked (#11) FIATC Joventut. He was the top scorer with 16 points. Teletovic also added 8 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Teletovic's sixth season with the team. He is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (seventh place). Teletovic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 36.3% in the 32 games he played so far. Teletovic is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Damir Mulaomerovic
Damir Mulaomerovic
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international guard Damir Mulaomerovic (195-74, agency: FCM), who plays in the Croatian A1. He was not able to help KK Zagreb CO (6-5) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Mulaomerovic's very good performance the fifth-placed KK Zagreb CO was defeated 100-85 in a derby game by the leading Cibona in the Championship Group. He was the top scorer with 25 points. Mulaomerovic also added 7 assists. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. Mulaomerovic's overall stats this season are: 8.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.9apg, 2FGP: 51.6%, 3FGP: 19.2% and FT: 81.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian. Despite Mulaomerovic played previously for the Croatian national team, he is currently a member 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 (192-80, college: E.Illinois). Domercant was the major contributor in an Unics Kazan's victory against the closely-ranked Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (8-10) 72-62 in the Russian PBL on Friday night. He recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks (made all of his five free throws) in 29 minutes. Unics Kazan (8-10) is placed sixth in the PBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Domercant has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 39.0%, 3FGP: 39.7% and FT: 82.1% in the 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Domercant played previously for the USA national team, he is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely Domercant has never played in Bosnia.

Kenan Bajramovic
Kenan Bajramovic
   #4. Forward Kenan Bajramovic (206-81) led Banvit BK to a victory over the seventh-ranked Aliaga (14-16) crushing them 101-77 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Bajramovic scored 16 points. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (25-5) is placed second in the TBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This season Bajramovic has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.8apg. Despite he played previously for the USA national team, Bajramovic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Damir Markota
Damir Markota
   #5. International power forward Damir Markota (210-85) is a teammate of previously mentioned Damir Mulaomerovic. But that was another game of his team in Croatian A1 which we would like to mention. Markota was the main contributor in a KK Zagreb CO's victory against the seventh-ranked Svjetlost (2-9) 87-71. He was the best player in that game. Markota scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 20 minutes. KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje (6-5) is placed fifth in Championship Group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Markota has very impressive stats this year: 16.6ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg in the 11 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian. Despite Markota played previously for the Croatian national team, he is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Suad Sehovic
Suad Sehovic
   #6. Swingman Suad Sehovic (197-87) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked BC Odessa (22-17) 88-73 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. Sehovic scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Budivelnyk Kyiv (30-9) is placed second in the Superleague. Sehovic has reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3spg. Despite he played previously for the Montenegrin national team, Sehovic is also an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Mirza Begic
Mirza Begic
   #7. International center Mirza Begic (217-85) contributed to a 1-point Real Madrid's victory against the 16th-ranked UCAM Murcia (11-21) 80-79 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He scored 6 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. Real Madrid (25-7) is placed second in the ACB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. It's Begic's first season with the team. Begic belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #4 with 1.6bpg. He also averaged so far 6.0ppg and 4.3rpg in the 30 games. Despite Begic played previously for the Slovenian national team, he is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Goran Suton
Goran Suton
   #8. Center Goran Suton (209-85, college: Michigan St.) faced previously mentioned Damir Mulaomerovic in the Croatian A1 last game. Suton contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked KK Zagreb CO (6-5) 100-85 in a derby game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be extremely important. Suton averaged so far 10.2ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.3spg. Despite he played previously for the Croatian national team, Suton is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Marko Keselj
Marko Keselj
   #9. Former international forward Marko Keselj (205-88, also represented by Beo Basket) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Panionios (14-10) 83-67 in a derby game in the Greek A1 on Tuesday night. He recorded 9 points in 15 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (23-1) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's 20th consecutive victory in a row. This year Keselj's overall stats are: 5.8ppg and 2.7rpg in the 21 games. Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Keselj is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Robert Rothbart
Robert Rothbart
   #10. Center Robert Rothbart (217-86) contributed to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Sentjur (0-10) 80-65 in the Slovenian Telemach League in Wednesday night's game. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (7-3) is placed second in Championship Group. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. Rothbart's total stats this season are: 4.2ppg and 2.7rpg. Despite he played previously for the Israeli national team, Rothbart is also an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. International guard Goran Ikonic (196-80, another player represented by Beo Basket) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Bandirma Kirmizi crushing them 80-59 in the Turkish TBL last Sunday. He scored 16 points in 26 minutes. Ikonic's stats this year are: 12.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in the 30 games. Despite he played previously for the Israeli national team, Ikonic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #12. Former international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, another player represented by Beo Basket) contributed to Timisoara's victory against the closely-ranked U-Mobitelco 76-72 in the Romanian Division A on Sunday night. He scored 21 points and added 3 passes. This season Jovanovic has very high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.0apg and 1.1spg. Despite Jovanovic played previously for the Israeli national team, he is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #13. Former international swingman Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89) contributed to a Fenerbahce Ulker's victory against the closely-ranked Tofas 76-68 in the Turkish TBL in Sunday night's game. Bogdanovic scored 8 points in only 14 minutes. Bogdanovic averaged so far 13.4ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.8apg in the 30 games. Despite he played previously for the Croatian national team, Bogdanovic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #14. International power forward Vanja Plisnic (205-80, another player represented by Beo Basket) helped Banco di Sardegna Sassari win their game against the 15th-ranked Angelico Biella 104-97 in the Italian SerieA last Wednesday. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Plisnic's total stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.4apg. Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Plisnic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

   #15. International forward Nihad Djedovic (196-90, another player represented by Beo Basket) helped Galatasaray edge the seventh-ranked Aliaga 85-83 in the Turkish TBL on Sunday night. He scored 7 points in 22 minutes. Djedovic averaged so far 11.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.7spg in the six games. Despite he played previously for the Serbian national team, Djedovic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.



Siroki WWin and Igokea take 1-0 lead in the Semifinals - by Eurobasket News

First games of the Bosnian league Semifinals were played on Saturday. Siroki WWin and Igokea had no troubles to beat their rivals for 1-0 lead in the series. The format is best-of-three and second games are scheduled for next Saturday.
Siroki handed 82-66 loss to Varda getting 24 points from Fran Pilepic (192-G-89). Darko Planinic (211-C-90) helped his team with 10 points and 9 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Nenad Djurdjevic (180-PG-87) delivered 13 points. Quarters: 23-13, 22-16, 14-21, 23-16.
Igokea was too strong for Mladost 90-72. Marko Brkic (206-FC-82, agency: Beo Basket) and Milos Komatina (205-FC-84) led the winners with 14 and 13 points respectively. Ninoslav Milosevic (196-SF-79, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 15 points in defeat. Quarters: 24-17, 24-19, 26-19, 16-17.
Varda and Mladost will be the hosts in Game Two.



Zack Wright to play for the Bosnian National Team? - by Eurobasket News

According to local media, it seems that Zack Wright (188-G-85, college: Central Mo.) is close to become a Bosnian. Reportedly, Bosnian Basketball Federation would like to have Wright at point guard and 'transfer' is already in the process. It is important to say that nothing is officially conformed by the BBF, nor by the player. Zack Wright is currently a member of Cibona Zagreb. He joined them in March from AGO Rethymno. Wright appeared 12 times in Croatian league so far averaging 7.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Cibona is at the top of the standings with 12-0 record and they secured the first place before the Playoffs. Zack Wright had 13.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 4.1 apg for 22 games in Greece. Last season he spent with Limoges. Zach Wright also has experience from Le Mans, Chalon and Braunschweig.


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

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

Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Tiago Splitter (211-85, agency: Interperformances). He was the major contributor in a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Phoenix Suns (33-33) 110-106 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Splitter scored 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have a very good 50-16 record this season. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the NBA Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Splitter has relatively good stats this year: 9.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 61.7%(214-347) and FT: 68.3% in the 60 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Spanish. Despite Splitter played previously for the Spanish national team, he is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports). Huertas led Regal FC Barcelona to a victory against the closely-ranked Caja Laboral (21-11) 97-89 in the Spanish ACB last Thursday. He recorded 17 points and added 5 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Regal FC Barcelona (27-5) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Huertas averages: 8.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 48.4%, 3FGP: 42.2% and FT: 83.0%. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Italian. Despite Huertas played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Leandrinho Barbosa
Leandrinho Barbosa
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Leandrinho Barbosa (190-82). Barbosa contributed to an Indiana Pacers' victory against the Detroit Pistons (25-41) 103-97 in the NBA on Monday night. He scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. The Indiana Pacers have a solid 42-24 record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. This year Barbosa has relatively solid stats: 8.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 39.4% and FT: 73.0% in the 24 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Barbosa played also for the Brazilian national team in 2010.

Hilario Nene
Hilario Nene
   #4. Center Hilario Nene (207-82) led Washington Wizards to a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats (7-59) crushing them 101-73 in the NBA in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Nene scored 18 points, had 6 rebounds and made 3 blocks. The Washington Wizards have not so impressive 20-46 record this season. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Nene has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.5ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg. Despite Nene played previously for the Italian national team, he is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Vitor Faverani
Vitor Faverani
   #5. Former international center Vitor Faverani (211-88) contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Gran Canaria 2014 (12-20) 77-62 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Faverani scored 14 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 25 minutes. Valencia Basket (19-13) is placed fifth in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Faverani's overall stats are: 7.3ppg and 3.4rpg in the 25 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Faverani is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #6. Center Hatila Passos (211-86, college: N.Mexico St.), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB could not help Hebraica (9-1) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Hebraica was defeated 65-61 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Malvin (#3) in the Serie 1. Passos recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 11 rebounds. It's Passos' first season with the team. Passos is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.4ppg and 11.4rpg. Despite Passos played previously for the Italian national team, he is also a former international player as he played for the Brazilian senior team two years ago.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #7. International point guard Raul Neto (186-92) was not able to help Lagun Aro GBC (17-15) in their game against Gescrap BB (19-13) in the Spanish ACB. Neto scored 8 points in 19 minutes. Lagun Aro GBC was edged 77-76 at home by the higher-ranked (#4) Gescrap BB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. This year Neto's total stats are: 5.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg in the 32 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Neto is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Rafael Freire
Rafael Freire
   #8. Point guard Rafael Freire (188-92) was not able to secure a victory for Meridiano Alicante (17-14) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (27-5) in the Spanish ACB. He was the second best scorer with 8 points. Freire also added 3 passes. Meridiano Alicante was crushed 83-57 on the road by the leading Regal FC Barcelona. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Freire has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.7apg. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Freire is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Carlos Cobos
Carlos Cobos
   #9. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88) contributed to a Leche Rio Breogan's victory against the second-ranked Ford Burgos (22-12) 80-71 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He recorded 14 points and added 4 passes (made all of his five free throws) in 29 minutes. Leche Rio Breogan Lugo (19-15) is placed seventh in the LEB Gold. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Cobos has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.1apg in the 16 games. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Cobos is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #10. Swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU) helped Tuscany Pistoia win their game against the league outsider MarcoPoloShop.it (8-19) crushing them 94-73 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 12 points. Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia (18-10) is placed second in the Lega2. The Regular Season already ended. Tavernari has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5spg. Despite he played previously for the Italian national team, Tavernari is also a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Brazilian senior national team.

   #11. International center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86) couldn't help CAI Zaragoza in their game against Gescrap BB in the Spanish ACB. He recorded only 4 points in 26 minutes. His team lost 57-68. Hettsheimer has reliable stats this year: 13.3ppg and 6.6rpg in the 31 games. He plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

   #12. International forward Kazuya Hatano (192-82), who plays in the Japanese BJ League couldn't help Shiga L-Stars (33-19) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Hatano's good performance Shiga L-Stars (#4) were defeated 92-79 in Osaka by the second-ranked Evessa in the Western group. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Hatano also added 4 rebounds. Hatano has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.8rpg. Despite he played previously for the Japanese U22 national team, Hatano is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

   #13. Former international forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86) faced previously mentioned Carlos Cobos in the Spanish LEB Gold last game. Toledo couldn't help Ford Burgos in their game against Leche Rio Breogan. He recorded 6 points in 27 minutes. His team lost 71-80. Toledo belongs to league's most steals and is ranked #2 with 2.2spg. He also averaged so far 7.6ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.5apg in the 34 games. Despite Toledo played previously for the Spanish national team, he is currently in the Brazilian national team roster.

   #14. An experienced former international forward Romero Junior (200-74) managed to help Fisica Desportiva de Torres Vedras to win against the third-ranked Angrabasket crushing them 101-65 in the Portuguese Proliga (second division) last Sunday. Junior recorded only 2 points. He has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 1.8rpg. Junior used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2009.



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


First two of many promises Parillon - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Founder of the Hoop It Up Foundation, Steve Parillon announced on Friday April 28, 2012, that Shamarr George and Charlesworth Georges were off to play Summer League Basketball as a direct result of the recent VI Showcase held in the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

George and Georges will be joining up with the North Carolina Select Basketball team and then will be heading to Preparatory School at the Mount Zion Christian Academy.

These two are the first of many to come this year, stated Parillon.
Last year, seven players got placements in various colleges and for 2012 Parillon predicts at least 15 players, including two girls will be heading Stateside to further their Basketball skills and education.

Coach Kennedy, who took a Post Drill at the VI Showcase, was impressed with both the Forwards height and ability.

Charlesworth impressed with his fundamental skills, humble attitude and Shamarr he saw as a more raw athletic talent that the coach thought was moldable into a better player, added Parillon.

Georges, who is 6ft 4 is definitely looking forward to the experience. Im excited to get away and represent the BVI in any way possible. I will do my best to better myself as a student and a basketball player, he said.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Founder of the Hoop It Up Foundation, Steve Parillon announced on Friday April 28, 2012, that Shamarr George and Charlesworth Georges were off to play Summer League Basketball as a direct result of the recent VI Showcase held in the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

George and Georges will be joining up with the North Carolina Select Basketball team and then will be heading to Preparatory School at the Mount Zion Christian Academy.

These two are the first of many to come this year, stated Parillon.
Last year, seven players got placements in various colleges and for 2012 Parillon predicts at least 15 players, including two girls will be heading Stateside to further their Basketball skills and education.

Coach Kennedy, who took a Post Drill at the VI Showcase, was impressed with both the Forwards height and ability.

Charlesworth impressed with his fundamental skills, humble attitude and Shamarr he saw as a more raw athletic talent that the coach thought was moldable into a better player, added Parillon.

Georges, who is 6ft 4 is definitely looking forward to the experience. Im excited to get away and represent the BVI in any way possible. I will do my best to better myself as a student and a basketball player, he said.



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  BURKINA FASO   


Burkina Faso camped for qualifiers in France - by Kristian Santiago

The national-team of Burkina Faso is preparing for the zonal qualifiers for the African Championships in the Ivory Coast.
Nine Europe-based players camped earlier last month in Chambourcy, France and lost to French pro-team Poissy 76-71 in a friendly.

Coach Jean-Paul Rebatet worked in the camp with:

Moussa Ouattara (88) (Belgium)
Ibouanga Omer Bila (194-F-88) (Italy)
Gilles Diendere (191-G-90) (France)
Carl Diasso (France)
Mohamed Traore (France)
SyPir Traore (204-F-85) (France)
Frejus Zerbo (205-C-89) (France)
Joris Bado (192-F-91) (France)
Jean Traore (France)

Last week, the local players tried out for a spot in the national-team as well. 24 were called up to a camp in Ougadougou:

ARNOLD BADOLO, PATRICK BASSONO, YVES ARISTE, TELESPHORE SOME, IBRAHIM OUEDRAOGO, ISMAEL PATON (all RCK)
ABRAHAM LAMIZANA, DAVID OUEDRAOGO, WILFRIED ZERBO, CHEICK SANOGO, ABDOU KOULIBALY, ABEL BAKYONO (all AS Sonabhy)
RENE OUEDRAOGO, FABRICE KABORE, AIME HIEN, ADOLPHE OUBDA, ALAIN DIASSO (all AS Sonabel)
AMED GNESSIEN, MAMADOU SIMPORE, ROLAND BASSINDIA, DIARRA AHMED NIANG (all EFO)
HERVE YAMEOGO, ABDOULAYE SANOU, ABOUBACAR SANTOUMA (all ADESIF)




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  CANADA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Manny PASQUALE
  Laure.
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Pasquale, Laure.24.8 
 2. King, TRU23.1 
 3. Barbeau, Western23.0 
 4. Dorsey, Cape Bret.22.5 
 5. Barrett, Saskatch.22.1 
 6. Fassett, St.Mary''s20.7 
 7. Ferguson, Alberta20.7 
 8. Mackinnon, Victoria20.0 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.19.5 
 10. Baker, Alberta19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Phillip, Windsor12.4 
 2. Lieffers, Saskatch.11.7 
 3. Burke, UBC10.5 
 4. King, TRU10.1 
 5. Baker, Alberta9.9 
 6. Coward, Lethbridge9.7 
 7. Klassen, Acadia9.7 
 8. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.0 
 9. Lual, UPEI8.8 
 10. Buckley, Laurier8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.8.6 
 2. Barrett, Saskatch.7.2 
 3. Smith, TWU5.8 
 4. Kanza Mata, Dalho.5.8 
 5. Collins, Windsor5.7 
 6. Bonhomme, Brandon5.6 
 7. Allin, Laurier5.4 
 8. Kraus, Brock5.4 
 9. Smith, Cape Breton4.9 
 10. Carter, Lakehead4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.2 
 2. Thomas, St.Franc.2.7 
 3. Collins, Windsor2.7 
 4. Carter, Lakehead2.6 
 5. Oliver, Manitoba2.5 
 6. Cote-K., UQ.2.4 
 7. Russel, Lakehead2.4 
 8. Ogungbemi, Calgary2.4 
 9. Yu, UBC2.3 
 10. Walton, Manitoba2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike ANDREWS
  Bishop''s
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Andrews, Bishop''s1.9 
 2. Fidler, Calgary1.7 
 3. Glisic, Toronto Un.1.7 
 4. Bains, UBC1.5 
 5. Klassen, Acadia1.5 
 6. Duke, UPEI1.5 
 7. Coward, Lethbridge1.5 
 8. Black, McMaster1.1 
 9. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.1 
 10. Hadzimuratov., La.1.1 



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  CHINA   

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. Harris, Shanghai S.12.2 
 9. Boone, Zhejiang CB12.2 
 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. Marbury, Beijing6.3 
 4. Hudson, Qingdao E.6.3 
 5. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.7 
 6. Brooks, Guandong4.8 
 7. Fahed, TianJin S.4.4 
 8. Mengke, Xinjiang.4.3 
 9. Oyedeji, Qingdao E.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. Smith, Zhejiang CB2.5 
 4. Daghles, Jilin N.2.5 
 5. Marbury, Beijing2.4 
 6. Vroman, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 7. Williams, Shanxi Z.2.3 
 8. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.3 
 9. Lu, Shanxi Zh.2.2 
 10. Anderson, Shando.2.1 
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 


Ndubi Ebi Moves From Lebanon to China - by Eurobasket Center

Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who formerly was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft out of Westbury Christian High School has opted out of his 7 month contract with the Lebanese Anibal Zahle team currently in the semifinals in the Lebanese league to join the Jiangsu Basketball team of the NBL Chinese basketball league which currently has a longer season lasting until July.


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  CROATIA   

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Mimica, KK Split19.5 
 2. Ross, Jolly18.4 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner17.7 
 4. Simovic, Kvarner15.3 
 5. Stimac, Svjetlost15.1 
 6. Sobin, KK Split15.0 
 7. Vrbanc, Zadar14.7 
 8. Kruslin, Zabok14.3 
 9. Grgat, Krizevci14.2 
 10. Drezga, Borik13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ive IVANOV
  Zadar
  (201-C-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ivanov, Zadar7.3 
 2. Stimac, Svjetlost7.1 
 3. Simovic, Kvarner7.0 
 4. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.0 
 5. Peraica, Darda6.6 
 6. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.6 
 7. Sobin, KK Split6.6 
 8. Vujcic, KK Split5.9 
 9. Grgat, Krizevci5.8 
 10. Mrva, Jolly5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci5.1 
 2. Vujcic, KK Split4.9 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.6 
 4. Blajic, Kvarner4.2 
 5. Subotic, KK Split4.2 
 6. Kostomaj, Svjet.3.8 
 7. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.1 
 8. Tomas, Zabok3.1 
 9. Kruslin, Zabok2.7 
 10. Bubalo, Alkar Sinj2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Ross, Jolly2.9 
 2. Bicvic, Darda2.0 
 3. Kostomaj, Svjet.1.9 
 4. Blajic, Kvarner1.8 
 5. Stimac, Svjetlost1.6 
 6. Puljko, Jolly1.5 
 7. Ivanov, Zadar1.5 
 8. Mimica, KK Split1.5 
 9. Sarlija, Borik1.5 
 10. Sobin, KK Split1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip KRALJEVIC
  Zabok
  (214-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kraljevic, Zabok1.9 
 2. Sarlija, Borik1.3 
 3. Bubalo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Vujcic, KK Split1.1 
 5. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.1 
 6. Vukovic, KK Split0.8 
 7. Sobin, KK Split0.7 
 8. Buva, Krizevci0.7 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar0.6 
 10. Diminic, Dubrovnik0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


U19 World Championship will be held in Czech Republic - by Eurobasket News

U19 World Championship will be held in Czech Republic. The meeting in Brazil announced the European country to be the host next year.
Latvia as a host farewell in 2011 as Lithuania U19 won the 2011 U19 FIBA World Championships! The Baltic side won over Serbia U19 85:67 to become the best U19 team of the world with MVP, Jonas Valanciunas. Russia was third, while Argentina finished fourth. USA U19 team surprisingly went home with the 5th place.



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  DENMARK   

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Ryan WHITE
  Aalborg
  (177-PG-88)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. White, Aalborg24.9 
 2. Harris, Horsens IC24.6 
 3. Henry, Naestved22.1 
 4. Alexander, Bakken21.6 
 5. Rutherford, SISU21.0 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj20.7 
 7. Bishop, Aalborg19.0 
 8. Rasmussen, Vaerl.18.8 
 9. Sprinker, Vaerlose17.3 
 10. Delk, Vaerlose16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 D''Mario CURRY
  Aabyhoj
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Curry, Aabyhoj11.6 
 2. Bishop, Aalborg11.3 
 3. Glynn, Naestved10.4 
 4. St.John, Horsens10.2 
 5. Vinson, Svendborg8.9 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj8.6 
 7. Osgood-R., Vaerlose8.4 
 8. Benjamin, Horsholm8.3 
 9. Ba, Falcon8.2 
 10. Rutherford, SISU8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Davor SATTLER
  Horsens IC
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Sattler, Horsens IC5.4 
 2. Henry, Naestved5.1 
 3. White, Aalborg4.9 
 4. Colman, Svendborg4.6 
 5. Delk, Vaerlose4.6 
 6. McFarlane, Falcon3.9 
 7. Fields, Falcon3.9 
 8. Nielsen, SISU3.6 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg3.5 
 10. Curry, Aabyhoj3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Henry, Naestved3.4 
 2. Wire, Vaerlose2.9 
 3. White, Aalborg2.8 
 4. Dennis, SISU2.6 
 5. Bishop, Aalborg2.3 
 6. Fields, Falcon2.1 
 7. Sattler, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 9. Alexander, Bakken1.8 
 10. Curry, Aabyhoj1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Horsholm
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Colas, Horsholm1.7 
 2. Curry, Aabyhoj1.7 
 3. Phillips, Aabyhoj1.6 
 4. Bishop, Aalborg1.6 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.6 
 6. Vinson, Svendborg1.3 
 7. Sprinker, Vaerlose1.2 
 8. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.1 
 9. Johansen, Naestved0.9 
 10. Eleraky, Aalborg0.9 


Bears defend Ligaen title - by Eurobasket News

Finals, Game 6: Svendborg - Bakken 76-79 (2-4)

Bakken Bears defended the championship title in Denmark. They celebrated 76-79 on the road against Svendborg winning the Finals with 2-4. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Bakken made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. American guard Joshua Alexander (193-87, college: SF Austin) scored 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) with 26 points and 5 assists and American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: SF Austin) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. Svendborg's coach Craig Pedersen rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bakken Bears were the regular season champions in Ligaen with 25-2 record. They eliminated Aalborg with perfect 3-0 in the Quarterfinals. Later in the Semis, Bakken blasted Horsens IC also with 3-0. Bakken and Svendborg split the trophies this season, as the Rabbits celebrated in Danish Cup.

Svendborg: M.Kingsley 28+6reb+1ast, A.Darboe 26+4reb+5ast, D.Vinson 10+5reb, M.Mariegaard 4+2reb+2ast, C.Magaard 4+2reb, C.Colman 3+3reb+9ast
Bakken: J.Alexander 25+5reb+1ast, C.Nielsen 13+3reb+1ast, N.Iversen 12+10reb+2ast, J.Jensen 11+4reb+1ast, M.Dejworek 5+4reb, F.Nielsen 5+2reb+2ast



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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Blake AHEARN
  Reno B.
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Ahearn, Reno B.23.8 
 2. Almond, Maine RC23.4 
 3. Emmett, Reno B.23.1 
 4. Dentmon, Austin T.22.2 
 5. Millsap, Los A.20.0 
 6. Efevberha, Iowa E.19.6 
 7. Mitchell, Sioux F.19.6 
 8. Gilder, Sioux F.19.2 
 9. Ubiles, Dakota W.19.2 
 10. Smith, Springfiel.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus LEWIS
  Tulsa 66ers
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers12.7 
 2. Harangody, Canton11.7 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.4 
 4. Dawson, Austin T.10.2 
 5. Thomas, Los A.10.1 
 6. Foote, Springfield9.0 
 7. Williams, Texas L.8.9 
 8. Criswell-L., Austi.8.9 
 9. Reid, Tulsa 66ers8.6 
 10. Horner, Springfi.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.9.9 
 2. Conroy, Rio G.9.0 
 3. Daniels, Texas L.8.7 
 4. Curry, Springfield6.3 
 5. Wise, Bakersfield6.2 
 6. Fortson, Los A.5.9 
 7. Stinson, Iowa E.5.8 
 8. Bailey, Idaho S.5.8 
 9. Baker, Dakota W.5.7 
 10. Bozeman, Reno B.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marqus BLAKELY
  Sioux F.
  (196-F-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Blakely, Sioux F.2.2 
 2. Coleman, Sioux F.2.2 
 3. Smith, Springfield2.2 
 4. Fortson, Los A.2.1 
 5. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 6. Hannah, Dakota W.2.0 
 7. Curry, Springfield1.9 
 8. Greene, Los A.1.9 
 9. Owens, Tulsa 66ers1.9 
 10. Saunders, Rio G.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Maine R.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. N''Diaye, Maine R.3.2 
 2. Foster, Idaho S.2.9 
 3. Williams, Texas L.2.5 
 4. Saunders, Rio G.2.3 
 5. Daniels, Erie B.2.1 
 6. Thomas, Los A.1.8 
 7. Hill, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Ojougboh, Tulsa1.7 
 9. Strong, Iowa E.1.6 
 10. Blakely, Iowa E.1.5 



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  EGYPT   

Superleague Standings

Superleague Standings
 1. Al Ahly 5-0 
 2. Al Gezira 4-1 
 3. Al Ittihad 3-2 
 4. Somouha 3-2 
 5. Sporting 3-2 
 6. Zamalek 2-3 
 7. Al Olympi 0-5 
 8. Geish Army 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 5

Apr. 29: Al Ittihad - Sporting 80-82
Apr. 29: Somouha - Geish Army 75-50
Apr. 29: Al Gezira - Al Olympi 73-64
Apr. 29: Al Ahly - Zamalek 71-54


Second round in finals - by Khaled El Saied

today was the last day in the second round of finals of the super league were 3 games was played out of 4 games was supposed to be held ,first game Sporting club beat Olimpy in a withdraw game where it will be absent in the final round also Gezira beat Ettihad from Alexandria 79-70 while the two teams where defeated from Sporting , on the other hand Ahly club won the game against Smouha 71-60 finally Zamalek overcame Army 75-73 in a hard game however the final round which will determine the winner of the league will be held May 6 in City of Tanta.


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  EUROCHALLENGE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jovo STANOJEVIC
  Karsi.
  (208-C-77)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Stanojevic, Karsi.20.3 
 2. Copeland, Aalstar20.1 
 3. Chatman, Karsiyaka20.0 
 4. Mensah-Bonsu, Bes.18.5 
 5. Schilb, Chalon17.4 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok17.3 
 7. Jefferson, Triumph16.7 
 8. Holland, Roanne16.4 
 9. Brown, EWE Baskets15.8 
 10. Roll, Antwerp15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pops MENSAH-BONSU
  Besik.
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Mensah-Bonsu, Bes.11.8 
 2. Bader, Szolnok8.5 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.4 
 4. Stanojevic, Karsi.7.9 
 5. Jefferson, Triumph7.8 
 6. Young, Aalstar7.8 
 7. Karaman, Karsiyaka7.3 
 8. Mejri, Antwerp7.2 
 9. Landry, Triumph6.9 
 10. Jackson, Aalstar6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.8 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.6.3 
 3. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.3 
 4. Schilb, Chalon4.8 
 5. Slagter, Leiden4.8 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok4.5 
 7. Brown, EWE Baskets4.3 
 8. Delaney, Chalon4.3 
 9. McKee, Triumph4.1 
 10. Diabate, Roanne4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kenny HASBROUCK
  EWE B.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hasbrouck, EWE B.2.1 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.1.8 
 3. de Jong, Leiden1.8 
 4. Young, Ventspils1.7 
 5. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 6. Kotas, BK Pardubi.1.6 
 7. Muirhead, BK Pardu.1.6 
 8. Chatman, Karsiyaka1.6 
 9. Ikonic, Karsiyaka1.5 
 10. Delaney, Chalon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.1 
 2. Mejri, Antwerp1.8 
 3. Mensah-Bonsu, Bes.1.0 
 4. Hilliman, Leiden1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 7. Soloviev, Triumph0.8 
 8. Pospisil, BK Pardu.0.8 
 9. de Jong, Leiden0.7 
 10. Antonov, N.Novgo.0.7 



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  EUROCUP   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ramel CURRY
  BC Donetsk
  (192-G-80)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Curry, BC Donetsk16.4 
 2. Massey, Lokomotiv15.9 
 3. Traore, Lokomotiv15.3 
 4. Simmons, CEZ N.15.1 
 5. Seibutis, Lietuv.14.8 
 6. Wood, ALBA14.2 
 7. Beverley, Spart.13.8 
 8. Caner-Medley, Vale.13.5 
 9. Davis, Banvit BK13.1 
 10. Loncar, Khimky12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah MASSEY
  Lokomotiv
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Massey, Lokomotiv8.4 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietu.7.6 
 3. Traore, Lokomotiv7.1 
 4. Caner-Medley, Vale.6.4 
 5. Roberts, Lietuvos.6.4 
 6. Radenovic, BC Do.6.0 
 7. Pumprla, CEZ N.5.9 
 8. Kerusch, Aris5.8 
 9. Kavaliauskas, VEF5.8 
 10. Muldrow, Aris5.7 
Assists Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  ALBA
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Wood, ALBA5.4 
 2. Halperin, Spart.5.2 
 3. Planinic, Khimky4.9 
 4. Rice, Lietuvos.4.7 
 5. Ermis, Banvit BK4.5 
 6. Markovic, Valencia4.2 
 7. Lawrence, CEZ N.4.2 
 8. Becirovic, Benetto.4.0 
 9. De Colo, Valencia3.7 
 10. Beverley, Spart.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Patrick BEVERLEY
  Spart.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Beverley, Spart.2.1 
 2. Ermis, Banvit BK1.9 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.8 
 4. Albicy, Gravelines1.8 
 5. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.8 
 6. Weaver, ALBA1.6 
 7. De Colo, Valencia1.6 
 8. Caner-Medley, Vale.1.6 
 9. Massey, Lokomotiv1.6 
 10. Claver, Valencia1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Muldrow, Aris2.3 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.1.7 
 3. Naymick, CEZ N.1.6 
 4. Valanciunas, Lietu.1.6 
 5. Armstrong, AS.1.3 
 6. Issa, Gravelines1.1 
 7. Likhodey, Spart.0.9 
 8. Vaty, Gravelines0.8 
 9. Monya, Khimky0.8 
 10. Traore, Lokomotiv0.8 


Chalon wants to have Eurocup ticket - by Uygar Karaca

According to catch-and-shoot.com; Elan Chalon wants to be qualified Eurocup next sesaon directly. the French club who lost yesterday against Besiktas in Eurochallange Final and for now, reaching at that stage does not guarantee the club a ticket for second tier ULEB club competition unless you are the champion. However, says the article, the president of LNB Alain Beral is quite optimistic about it. Right now, the club is fighting in the domestic league for European competitions next season.

source: http://www.catch-and-shoot.com



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bo MCCALEBB
  Montepas.
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. McCalebb, Montepa.16.9 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.5 
 3. Domercant, Unics15.5 
 4. Weems, Zalgiris15.5 
 5. Krstic, CSKA14.7 
 6. Carroll, Real Madr.14.2 
 7. Kirilenko, CSKA14.0 
 8. Vujacic, Anadolu13.9 
 9. Lorbek, FCB Regal13.8 
 10. Navarro, FCB Regal13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA7.2 
 2. Freeland, Unicaja6.7 
 3. Reyes, Real Madrid6.3 
 4. Andersen, Montepa.6.2 
 5. Zoric, Unicaja6.1 
 6. Veremeenko, Unics6.0 
 7. Fischer, Gescrap BB5.9 
 8. Krstic, CSKA5.9 
 9. Savanovic, Anadolu5.6 
 10. Jankunas, Zalgiris5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Sergio RODRIGUEZ
  Real M.
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rodriguez, Real M.5.4 
 2. Teodosic, CSKA5.2 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 4. Huertas, FCB Regal4.6 
 5. Tunceri, Anadolu4.5 
 6. Jackson, Gescrap3.9 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.9 
 8. Kalnietis, Zalgiris3.7 
 9. Khryapa, CSKA3.3 
 10. Llull, Real Madrid3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jamon Lukas GORDON
  Galatasaray
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gordon, Galatasaray1.9 
 2. Kirilenko, CSKA1.5 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.1.5 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi1.4 
 5. McCalebb, Montepa.1.3 
 6. Gist, Fener.Ulker1.3 
 7. Calathes, Panathin.1.3 
 8. Eidson, FCB Regal1.3 
 9. Fitch, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Mickeal, FCB Regal1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA1.9 
 2. Begic, Real Madrid1.7 
 3. Hendrix, Maccabi1.3 
 4. Ndong, FCB Regal1.2 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.2 
 6. Vazquez, FCB Regal1.1 
 7. Fischer, Gescrap BB1.1 
 8. Perovic, FCB Regal0.9 
 9. Zoric, Unicaja0.9 
 10. James, Maccabi T.0.9 


Real Madrid close to Dontaye Draper - by Eurobasket News

Real Madrid can soon bolster their backcourt. The Madrid powerhouse have been reported to come close to finalizing the deal with Dontaye Draper (180-PG-84, college: Charleston). The Croatian point guard spent the last season in Cedevita. He averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 assists, 2.6 boards and 2.0 steals per game in EuroCup. In Croatian League Dontaye Draper delivered 13.7 points, 3.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals per appearance. He also notched 10.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 steals in Adriatic League. Eurobasket.com named Dontaye Draper All-Adriatic League Guard of the Year in 2011. He was also trumped All-EuroCup Guard of the Year in the same season. Dontaye Draper played for Croatia at 2011 EuroBasket. He delivered 6.6 points, 7.0 assists, 4.6 boards per game in Lithuania.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Luol DENG
  ENG
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Deng, ENG24.6 
 2. Bargnani, ITA22.8 
 3. Parker, FRA22.1 
 4. McCalebb, MKD21.4 
 5. Gasol, ESP20.1 
 6. Nowitzki, GER19.5 
 7. Navarro, ESP18.7 
 8. Rowland, BUL18.0 
 9. Tomic, CRO16.6 
 10. Eliyahu, ISR16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris KAMAN
  GER
  (213-C-82)
  Avg: 10
 1. Kaman, GER10.0 
 2. Deng, ENG9.4 
 3. Antic, MKD8.5 
 4. Asik, TUR8.5 
 5. Gasol, ESP8.3 
 6. Noah, FRA8.0 
 7. Sanikidze, GEO8.0 
 8. Dasic, MNT7.6 
 9. Bargnani, ITA7.4 
 10. Gasol, ESP7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  USA
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Draper, CRO7.0 
 2. Teodosic, SRB5.7 
 3. Vasiljevic, BIH5.4 
 4. Khryapa, RUS5.1 
 5. Bertt, UKR4.8 
 6. Jasikevicius, LTU4.6 
 7. Koszarek, POL4.4 
 8. Parker, FRA4.4 
 9. Cook, MNT4.2 
 10. Blums, LAT4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  USA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kirilenko, RUS2.6 
 2. Kotti, FIN2.1 
 3. McCalebb, MKD2.1 
 4. Kelati, POL2.0 
 5. Batum, FRA2.0 
 6. Andrade, POR1.8 
 7. Stojanovski, MKD1.7 
 8. Deng, ENG1.6 
 9. Halperin, ISR1.6 
 10. Parker, FRA1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  BIH
  (217-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Begic, SLO1.9 
 2. Kaman, GER1.8 
 3. Gasol, ESP1.7 
 4. Bargnani, ITA1.6 
 5. Kravtsov, UKR1.6 
 6. Asik, TUR1.5 
 7. Mozgov, RUS1.5 
 8. Ibaka, ESP1.2 
 9. Mbenga, BEL1.2 
 10. Koufos, GRE1.1 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   

Stats Leaders - Group A

Points Per Game
 Alexandros VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (204-F/G-95)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Vezenkov, BUL27.1 
 2. Seskus, LTU21.3 
 3. Sizov, RUS20.7 
 4. Hezonja, CRO20.0 
 5. Witlinski, POL18.6 
 6. Peterka, CZE17.6 
 7. Savic, MNT15.7 
 8. Kouril, CZE15.4 
 9. Rebic, SRB15.4 
 10. Inglis, FRA14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  (200-F-95)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Peterka, CZE12.6 
 2. Witlinski, POL9.9 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL9.9 
 4. Seskus, LTU9.4 
 5. Diop, ESP9.0 
 6. Zganec, CRO8.6 
 7. Ristic, SRB8.3 
 8. Hezonja, CRO8.2 
 9. Birsen, TUR8.0 
 10. Inglis, FRA7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Radovan KOURIL
  CZE
  (183-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Kouril, CZE6.1 
 2. Zywert, POL4.9 
 3. Martin, ESP4.6 
 4. Rebic, SRB4.4 
 5. Kavaliauskas, LTU4.1 
 6. Seskus, LTU3.9 
 7. Djurovic, MNT3.9 
 8. Vezenkov, BUL3.6 
 9. Boyarkin, UKR3.6 
 10. Ozmizrak, TUR3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Igor BOYARKIN
  (180-PG-95)
  Avg: 3
 1. Boyarkin, UKR3.0 
 2. Kavaliauskas, LTU2.6 
 3. Ozmizrak, TUR2.6 
 4. Fontecchio, ITA2.5 
 5. Martin, ESP2.4 
 6. Hezonja, CRO2.2 
 7. Seskus, LTU2.0 
 8. Liapis, GRE2.0 
 9. Sans, ESP2.0 
 10. Bosnjak, CRO1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilimane DIOP
  SEN
  (210-C-95)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Diop, ESP2.9 
 2. Stoimenov, BUL2.0 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 4. Inglis, FRA1.6 
 5. Prokopenko, UKR1.6 
 6. Benvenuti, ITA1.1 
 7. Spyropoulos, GRE1.1 
 8. Slanina, CZE1.0 
 9. Draskovic, MNT0.9 
 10. Charalampopo., GRE0.8 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Stats Leaders Div. A

Points Per Game
 Martin KRIZ
  (202-F-93)
  Avg: 19
 1. Kriz, CZE19.0 
 2. Larentzakis, GRE18.7 
 3. Gerun, UKR18.2 
 4. Artamonov, UKR17.4 
 5. Rupnik, SLO17.3 
 6. Ponitka, POL15.3 
 7. Della Valle, ITA15.1 
 8. Radosavljevi., GER13.9 
 9. Caven, FIN13.9 
 10. Brzoja, CRO13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin KRIZ
  (202-F-93)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Kriz, CZE11.7 
 2. Gerun, UKR11.1 
 3. Diez, ESP10.4 
 4. Jaiteh, FRA9.8 
 5. Gudumak, RUS9.3 
 6. Trushkin, RUS9.0 
 7. Kymantas, LTU7.9 
 8. Kyzlink, CZE7.7 
 9. Ponitka, POL7.6 
 10. Karnowski, POL7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Luka RUPNIK
  (184-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Rupnik, SLO5.7 
 2. Artamonov, UKR5.1 
 3. Schroeder, GER4.9 
 4. Deligeorgis, GRE4.4 
 5. Fernandez, ESP4.4 
 6. Micic, SRB4.3 
 7. Miljenovic, SRB4.0 
 8. Eroglu, TUR3.7 
 9. Reinfelds, LAT3.4 
 10. Imbro, ITA3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Klym ARTAMONOV
  UKR
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Artamonov, UKR3.3 
 2. Deligeorgis, GRE2.9 
 3. Ramljak, CRO2.4 
 4. Bekteshi, GER2.4 
 5. Caven, FIN2.4 
 6. Paliukenas, LTU2.4 
 7. Brzoja, CRO2.1 
 8. Kriz, CZE2.1 
 9. Micic, SRB2.1 
 10. Kymantas, LTU2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 
  (--)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gerun, UKR2.1 
 2. Karnowski, POL1.8 
 3. Gudaitis, LTU1.4 
 4. Tessitori, ITA1.3 
 5. Grazulis, LAT1.3 
 6. Niedzwiedzki, POL1.2 
 7. Redondo, ESP1.1 
 8. Olaizola, ESP1.1 
 9. Kymantas, LTU1.1 
 10. Tekin, TUR1.0 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nikola MIROTIC
  MNT
  (207-F/C-91)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mirotic, ESP27.0 
 2. Dubljevic, MNT22.4 
 3. Nedovic, SRB19.6 
 4. Gentile, ITA18.2 
 5. Fournier, FRA16.9 
 6. Omic, SLO16.3 
 7. Katsivelis, GRE15.4 
 8. Muric, SLO15.0 
 9. Aldemir, TUR14.8 
 10. Sastre Morro, ESP14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Furkan ALDEMIR
  (207-F-91)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Aldemir, TUR15.9 
 2. Mirotic, ESP10.0 
 3. Dubljevic, MNT9.7 
 4. Theis, GER8.7 
 5. Todorovic, MNT7.9 
 6. Muric, SLO7.4 
 7. Koksal, TUR7.0 
 8. Czerapowicz, SWE7.0 
 9. Omic, SLO6.9 
 10. Kulvietis, LTU6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Josep FRANCH
  (194-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Franch, ESP5.1 
 2. Lebedintsev, UKR4.9 
 3. Span, SLO4.3 
 4. Redikas, LTU4.0 
 5. Nedovic, SRB3.8 
 6. Dukanovic, MNT3.7 
 7. Peciukeviciu., LTU3.7 
 8. Lypovyy, UKR3.4 
 9. Dambrauskas, LTU3.2 
 10. Koksal, TUR3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Evan FOURNIER
  (199-G/F-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fournier, FRA1.9 
 2. De Nicolao, ITA1.8 
 3. Person, SWE1.5 
 4. Todorovic, MNT1.4 
 5. Strebkov, RUS1.4 
 6. Nedovic, SRB1.4 
 7. Sandul, UKR1.3 
 8. Ioakeimidis, GRE1.3 
 9. Moraschini, ITA1.3 
 10. Giffey, GER1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artem PUSTOVYI
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pustovyi, UKR2.4 
 2. Meiers, LAT1.9 
 3. Gobert, FRA1.7 
 4. Aldemir, TUR1.7 
 5. Bubalo, CRO1.6 
 6. Polonara, ITA1.6 
 7. Chrysikopoul., GRE1.6 
 8. Mirotic, ESP1.4 
 9. Cervi, ITA1.4 
 10. Theis, GER1.3 



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Baxley, Lapua28.4 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.24.2 
 3. Nofflet, Oulun N.21.4 
 4. Manning, Huima20.8 
 5. Williams, Lapua20.7 
 6. Henderson, Porvoo.20.6 
 7. Abdullah, SayRi19.7 
 8. Green, Ura Basket19.4 
 9. Cooper, SayRi19.2 
 10. January, BC Nokia19.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Cooper, SayRi13.9 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.1 
 3. January, BC Nokia11.0 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia10.7 
 5. Green, Ura Basket10.2 
 6. Andrews, Ura B.10.0 
 7. Nofflet, Oulun N.9.6 
 8. Williams, Lapua9.5 
 9. Coleman, FoKoPo9.1 
 10. Abdullah, SayRi8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.5.1 
 2. Manning, Huima4.9 
 3. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.8 
 4. Viertola, Huima3.7 
 5. Henderson, Porvoo.3.7 
 6. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.2 
 7. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.1 
 8. Riihela, BC Nokia3.0 
 9. Jackson, Lapua2.9 
 10. Abdullah, SayRi2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Darren TOWNES
  BC Nokia
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Townes, BC Nokia2.1 
 2. Baxley, Lapua2.0 
 3. Jackson, Lapua2.0 
 4. Abdullah, SayRi2.0 
 5. Andrews, Ura B.1.9 
 6. Green, Ura Basket1.8 
 7. January, BC Nokia1.8 
 8. Still, Porvoon Tar.1.6 
 9. Nofflet, Oulun N.1.5 
 10. Williams, Lapua1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.3 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.1.8 
 3. January, BC Nokia1.4 
 4. Cooper, SayRi1.1 
 5. Townes, BC Nokia1.0 
 6. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.1.0 
 7. Laitinen, Tapiol.0.8 
 8. Still, Porvoon Tar.0.8 
 9. Nuolivirta, ToPo A.0.8 
 10. Rajala, ToPo A.0.7 


KORISLIIGA: The very first Championship - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga (Top League) Finals will start on Wednesday (May 2). Three victories will be needed (the best out of five) to win it all. The season 2011-12 will be over by May 12, for sure. The Finalists Kataja (Joensuu) and Bisons (Korikonkarit) from Loimaa have never won the Finnish Championship. So, one of the two finalists will make history. Actually the Bisons have already made certain kind of history. Team is playing the first season ever in Top League and reached at once the Finals. Kataja is playing the 17th season on top level.
The Finals will be thus also so called 'David vs Goliath fight' between a team from Joensuu (pop. 77.000) and Loimaa (pop. 17.000). There is also a huge difference between the capacity of the places, where these teams are playing their home games: Joensuu (Mehtimaki IceHall): 4.800. Loimaa (Sporthall): 1.200. The distance between these two towns is 500 km. (Loimaa is located 150 km Northwest of Helsinki and Joensuu is 450 km Northeast of Helsinki, the capital of Finland).

Kataja-Basket (Joensuu): Founded 1949. 17 seasons in Top League. Five times in the Finals (2002-03, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12. Three times Finnish Cup Champion: 2002-03, 2010-11, 2011-12. Head Coach: Jukka Toijala . American players: Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Tenn-Martin), Jeremy Price (203-F-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia), B.A. (Bobby Anthony) Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: VCU).
Bisons (Korikonkarit), Loimaa: Founded: 1963. First season in Top League. Head Coach: Greg Gibson . American players: Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.), Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona), Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech).



KORISLIIGA: Kataja and Bisons in the Finals - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, semi-finals, Game # 5: Bisons from Loimaa has cleared the way to the Finals. Bisons, playing the first season ever in Top League, defeated Pyrinto (Tampere) tonight 74-62 (33-26) and won by the same this series 3-2. Quarters: 15-9, 18-17, 17-17, 24-19. Visitor Pyrinto didn't win a quarter, Bisons was defending and shooting better and the hosts got more help from the American players, who scored 53 out of 72 points. The beginning of this fifth fight was very nervous. Game opening bucket was made at time 2:02, when Antero Lehto (184-G-84) made a 2-pointer assisted by Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado). Next bucket came two and half minutes later, when Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) finally made a 3-pointer at time 4:31 and Bisons was leading 3-2. Pyrinto's key player Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, college: Purdue) picket up his second personal foul at time 5:41. The bench was calling and during the time Lowe was warming the bench, Bisons took a 13-point-lead (31-18). Bisons was then leading the game untill the end and American Head Coach Greg Gibson had led his team in the full house to the Finals!
Ivey netted 20 points and gave six assists for the Bisons. Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) had a double-double 17pts/15rbs and Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) added with another double-double 16pts/10rbs. Pyrinto was shooting 2/17 from behind the arc. Only two players were in double digits.

The Finals will start on Wednesday, May 2, at Joensuu: Kataja vs Bisons.
The bronze game on Thursday, May 3, in Tampere: Pyrinto vs Torpan Pojat.

Bisons - Pyrinto 74-62 (33-26). (Jeb Ivey 20/6a, Ryan McDade 17/15, Martin Zeno 16/10 - Damon Williams 16/10, Kenneth Lowe 15, Antero Lehto 9. A: 1198).



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.19.9 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans17.8 
 3. Hughes, Hyeres-T.17.2 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.17.1 
 5. Williams, Paris-.17.0 
 6. Hamilton, Paris-.16.7 
 7. Schilb, Chalon16.6 
 8. Causeur, Cholet16.2 
 9. Cox, Le Havre15.8 
 10. Delaney, Chalon15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Pau-Lacq.
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.8.1 
 2. Hamilton, Paris-.8.0 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy7.9 
 4. Greer, Strasbourg7.1 
 5. Vebobe, Cholet7.0 
 6. Armstrong, AS.7.0 
 7. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.7.0 
 8. Aminu, Chalon6.8 
 9. Falker, Cholet6.7 
 10. Camara, Le Havre6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon7.5 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans6.4 
 3. Wise, Le Havre5.6 
 4. Pellin, Orleans5.2 
 5. Dixon, Dijon5.1 
 6. Linehan, Nancy5.1 
 7. Barrett, Roanne4.9 
 8. Schilb, Chalon4.9 
 9. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.4.6 
 10. Cox, Le Havre4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Gravelines
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Albicy, Gravelines2.4 
 2. Dobbins, Poitiers2.2 
 3. Wise, Le Havre2.0 
 4. Riley, Nanterre2.0 
 5. Linehan, Nancy1.9 
 6. Pellin, Orleans1.8 
 7. Shuler, Nancy1.7 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.1.6 
 9. Nelson, Cholet1.6 
 10. Melody, Dijon1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Alexis AJINCA
  Strasbourg
  (215-C-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ajinca, Strasbourg2.1 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.4 
 3. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy1.2 
 5. Hamilton, Paris-.1.1 
 6. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.1.1 
 7. Akpomedah, Grave.1.0 
 8. Issa, Gravelines1.0 
 9. Williams, Paris-.0.9 
 10. Armstrong, AS.0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Rouen
  (189-SG-85)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Siggers, Rouen18.4 
 2. Brown, Maurienne17.7 
 3. Davis, Le Portel17.0 
 4. McCray, Boulogne16.3 
 5. Wood, Evreux16.2 
 6. Paelay, Quimper15.7 
 7. Carter, Chalons-.15.5 
 8. Kante, Denain15.3 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac15.3 
 10. Gay, Fos Ouest15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Massie, Limoges11.6 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.0 
 3. Rossiter, Denain9.9 
 4. Monroe, Boulazac9.4 
 5. Osby, Maurienne9.3 
 6. Daniels, Chalons-.8.7 
 7. Barro, Bourg8.5 
 8. Allen, Antibes8.1 
 9. Badiane, Nantes7.9 
 10. Brown, Maurienne7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Taylor, Le Portel6.7 
 2. Mullins, Chalons-.5.7 
 3. Rowland, Evreux5.5 
 4. Copeland, Bourg5.3 
 5. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.2 
 6. Denave, St Vallier4.9 
 7. Patiejunas, Rouen4.9 
 8. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.9 
 9. Eito, Vichy4.5 
 10. Mouillard, Quimper4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris MCCRAY
  Boulogne
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCray, Boulogne2.4 
 2. Charles, Nantes2.4 
 3. Shiloh, St Vallier2.0 
 4. Paelay, Quimper1.9 
 5. Eito, Vichy1.9 
 6. Mullins, Chalons-.1.9 
 7. Rowland, Evreux1.8 
 8. Driss, Bordeaux1.8 
 9. Allen, Antibes1.8 
 10. Choquet, Fos Oue.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 2. Jefferson, Vichy1.7 
 3. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 4. Osby, Maurienne1.5 
 5. Massie, Limoges1.0 
 6. Daniels, Chalons-.0.9 
 7. Fields, Nantes0.9 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac0.9 
 9. Ford, Bordeaux0.9 
 10. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.8 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 18
 1. Kaunisto, Blois18.0 
 2. Bigote, Cognac17.3 
 3. Petrovic, Orchy16.7 
 4. Bluntt, Orchy16.5 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest16.4 
 6. Thomas, Roche16.3 
 7. Herard, Challans16.0 
 8. Almanson, Challans15.9 
 9. Pearson, Angers B.15.8 
 10. Belser, Charlevil.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.5 
 2. Jaiteh, CFBB9.9 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.6 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.8.7 
 5. Sanborn, Lievin8.1 
 6. Aubry, Montbrison8.1 
 7. Lesieu, St Quentin7.9 
 8. McClark, Clermont7.7 
 9. Avramovic, Chart.7.7 
 10. Toney, Charleville7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.5 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.3 
 3. Daube, Le Puy5.2 
 4. Tillon, Montbrison5.2 
 5. Godin, Cognac5.1 
 6. Brochard, Blois5.0 
 7. Barbry, Orchy4.5 
 8. Ball, St Quentin4.4 
 9. Cortey, Clermont4.3 
 10. Dessart, Lievin4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.2 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.1 
 3. Pistre, Charleville2.0 
 4. Bichard, St Quentin1.8 
 5. Ball, St Quentin1.7 
 6. Davis, Blois1.7 
 7. Godin, Cognac1.6 
 8. Daube, Le Puy1.6 
 9. Merie, Chartres1.6 
 10. Bertorelle, Cognac1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacques ALINGUE
  Souffel
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Alingue, Souffel1.7 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.7 
 3. Caskill, Cognac1.4 
 4. Sanborn, Lievin1.4 
 5. Davis, Blois1.4 
 6. Diame, Rueil1.2 
 7. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 8. Morin, CFBB1.1 
 9. Tornato, Blois1.0 
 10. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 


Joffrey Lauvergne enrols in NBA Draft - by Eurobasket News

Joffrey Lauvergne (210-F-91) is set to participate in NBA Draft this summer. The forward spent the last three seasons with Chalon. This current season Joffrey Lauvergne averaged 3.0 points, 2.0 boards per game in EuroCup. In ProA his stats read 5.9 points, 4.0 rebounds per appearance. Previously Joffrey Lauvergne played for Centre Federal du Basket-Ball. Joffrey Lauvergne played for U16 and U20 French National Teams. Last year he participated at U20 European Championship. The forward notched 6.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in Bilbao. NBA Draft 2012 is scheduled for June 28th in Newark, N.J. Joffrey Lauvergne will be accompanied by Evan Fournier (199-G/F-92).


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  GEORGIA   


Tbilisi Sport Palace hosted All Star Match 2012 - by Eurobasket News

All Star Match 2012 was unprecedented and different from all the other Basketball shows in Georgia, Local team played against Legionaries. Director of this show was famous Georgian producer Lasha Oniani. Lagionaries won this game with score 137-125.

Sopho Khalvashi, her band and dancers opened this show and when the opening ceremony ended both teams came out to the court and presented themselves to the fans in Tbilisi Sports Palace.

Remind you that voting for the All Star Match 2012 took star at April 6 and was ended at April 26. During this time fans voted for players of both teams Legionaries and Locals. Coaches of the local team were Kote Tugushi and Gia Kazanjian and the winners of the polls for starting five were Giorgi Tsintsadze (Olimpi), Giorgi Gamkrelidze (Olimpi), Richard Matiashvili (Kutaisi) and Duda Sanadze (Dinamo). Other seven players were chosen by coaches Beqa Chikviladze (TSU), Beqa Beqauri (MIA Academy), Merab Boqolishvili (MIA Academy), Davit Sakvarelidze (Armia), Levan Fatsatsia (Sokhumi), Lasha Fargalava (Sokhumi) and Akaki Dvalishvili (TSMU).

Georgios Keselides and Zuram Tomaradze coached team of Legionaries and the starting five was Benjamin Woodside (Armia), Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty) (MIA Academy), William Thomas (Armia), Jeremy Richardson (Armia) and Joakim Kjelbom (Armia). Other seven players chosen by coach Nikica Sljuka (187-G-87) (Olimpi), Justin Tubbs (190-G-87, agency: SDJ Sports, college: E.Tenn.St.) (MIA Academy), Nemanja Ilic (206-F/C-83) (TSMU), Keyon Carter (Dinamo), Anthony Moody (182-PG-89, agency: N.E.T., college: Mary) (MIA Academy), Milan Oluic (Dinamo) and Ivo Hoger (Olimpi).

Locals were leading during the first period and ended it with score 35-31.

After the first quarter 3-Point Shoot competition was held - Nikica Sljuka (Olimpi),Vakhtang Chqareuli (TSU), Larry Blair (MIA Academy), Mikheil Berishvili (205-F-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports) (Olimpi), Benjamin Woodside (Armia) and Giorgi Barbaqadze (Kutaisi) took part in this competition.

Participants had 1 minute and 5 different positions to make shoots, 5 balls from each position and each ball scored 1 point and only the last ball from each position scored 2 points. Players scored Nikica Sljuka 19 points, Vakhtang Chqareuli 11 points, Larry Blair 14 points, Mikheil Berishvili 13 points, Benjamin Woodside 20 points, Giorgi Barbaqadze 9 points. 2 Players with highest scores Benjamin Woodside and Nikica Sljuka passed to the final round of 3-Point Shoot competition.

Second period of this match was tense, Locals were leading from the beginning but Legionaries made perfect attacks and reached 10 point difference in the middle of quarter 60:50. Locals showed great performance and shorted this difference 3 points and ended first half of All Star Match with score 71-68.

Georgian Basketball Club Dinamo celebrated 50 years anniversary. 50 years ago Dinamo defeated Real Madrid club and won the European Champions Cup. Moderators of the All Star Show used the brake and invited Famouse basketball players Ilarion Khazaradze, Guram Minashvili, Amiran Skhiereli and Levan Moseshvili (because of the health problems Levan Moseshvili was not able to attend this Match) to the court and at the same time fans were able to watch videos from that famous match on the screens. Bank of Georgia granted this legendary players money awards. Deputy Minister of Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Galdava awarded Ilarion Khazaradze, Amiran Skhiereli and Levan Moseshvili (Guram Minashvili already had that award) with titles of Honored Master of Sports.

Show continued with amazing dance performance of Georgian National team of Gymnasts.

Nikoloz Deriugin also was awarded with title of Honored Master of Sports. He was celebrating his 5oth anniversary and president of Georgian Basketball Federation Besik Liparteliani granted him this award. Irakli Samkurashvili Head of the Administration of Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia awarded Nikoloz Deriugin with Medal of Honor.

Sopho Khalvashi continued show with amazing song and amazing dancers who showed a really great performance.

During the third quarter of All Star Match legionaries were leading and scored 107-88.

Slum Dunk Contest was held between third and fourth periods. Participants Ilija Milutinovic (211-C-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Oakland) (Olimpi), Grigol Shvangiradze (TSMU), Justin Tubbs (MIA Academy) and David Khizanishvili (TSU). This contest was judged by Givi Bitchiashvili, Nikoloz Deriugin and Nodar Qorqia. 2 players with highest scores passed to the final round of contest Ilija Milutinovic 27 points and Justin Tubbs 30 points, Grigol Shvangiradze 26 points and David Khizanishvili 24 points.

Final round of 3-point shoots contest was held after Slum Dunks where Nikica Sljuka and Benjamin Woodside played against each other. Nikica Sljukja won this contest he scored 20 points, while his opponent Benjamin Woodside scored 13 points.

All Star Match continued after 3-point shoots contest and Legionaries defeated Locals with score 137-125.

Final round of Slum Dunk contest was held after the game and Ilija Milutinovic and Justin Tubbs tried to show their best. Justin Tubbs gained higher scores and won this competition.

On the awarding ceremony, President of Georgian Basketball Federation Besik Liparteliani awarded Larry Blair with MVP prize he scored 31 points and 9 assists on All Star Match. Justin Tubbs and Nikica Sljuka received prizes - Bets Slum Dunk and Best 3-point shooter.






Referees: Maka Kupatadze, Davit Berekashvili and Zaza Machaladze

Commissioner: Merab Ratishvili

Courtesy of: http://superleague.ge



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets16.9 
 2. Tucker, Brose B.15.6 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.15.5 
 4. Wood, ALBA15.4 
 5. Swann, Ratiopharm15.3 
 6. Ensminger, Teleko.15.0 
 7. Jonusas, Phoenix14.8 
 8. Peavy, Art.Dragons14.6 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm14.5 
 10. Carter, Phoenix14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.4 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.5 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.7.7 
 4. Homan, B.Muenchen7.4 
 5. Zirbes, TBB Trier7.1 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.7.0 
 7. Tucker, Brose B.7.0 
 8. Evans, Goettingen6.6 
 9. Watts, Ratiopharm6.6 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.2 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.5.9 
 3. Brewer, Bremerha.5.1 
 4. Wood, ALBA4.9 
 5. Everett, Bremerha.4.9 
 6. Brown, EWE Baskets4.7 
 7. Joyce, TBB Trier4.4 
 8. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.4 
 9. Campbell, Walter T.4.1 
 10. Bauscher, Goett.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nate LINHART
  TBB Trier
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Linhart, TBB Trier1.7 
 2. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.6 
 3. Trice, Ratiopharm1.4 
 4. Redding, Walter T.1.4 
 5. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.4 
 6. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.4 
 7. Holston, Art.Drag.1.4 
 8. Dorris, EnBW L.1.4 
 9. Carter, Phoenix1.3 
 10. Gaffney, Teleko.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.1.8 
 2. Davidson, Fraport1.7 
 3. Looby, EnBW L.1.6 
 4. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.6 
 5. Homan, B.Muenchen1.4 
 6. Slaughter, Brose B.1.2 
 7. King, Art.Dragons1.2 
 8. Pleiss, Brose B.1.2 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.2 
 10. Constantine, Phoe.0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Martin SAMARCO
  Karlsruhe
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Samarco, Karlsruhe20.8 
 2. McKiver, Braves20.2 
 3. Alexander, ETB W.18.5 
 4. Reese, Duesseldorf17.9 
 5. Hassan, Leitersh.17.6 
 6. Reid, MBC17.3 
 7. Roessler, Karlsruhe17.1 
 8. Mason, Webmoebel17.1 
 9. Lipke, Leitershofen16.4 
 10. Howard, Karlsruhe16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.3 
 2. Alawoya, Braves8.5 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.2 
 4. Richardson, Leiter.7.9 
 5. Black, Jena7.7 
 6. Gerwig, Cuxhaven7.6 
 7. Shaw, Chemnitz7.6 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven7.3 
 9. Moore, Karlsruhe7.1 
 10. Webb, Crailsheim7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Kirchheim
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Smith, Kirchheim6.4 
 2. Jeka, Braves5.2 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz5.0 
 4. Rice, Cuxhaven4.9 
 5. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.4 
 6. Burgess, Heidelberg4.3 
 7. Chavis, NBC4.3 
 8. Reese, Duesseldorf4.0 
 9. Williamson, Ehingen3.9 
 10. Diggs, Webmoebel3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Gary JOHNSON
  Chemnitz
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Johnson, Chemnitz2.2 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.0 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen1.9 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim1.9 
 5. Rice, Cuxhaven1.8 
 6. Capel, Cuxhaven1.6 
 7. Alexander, ETB W.1.5 
 8. Harris, NBC1.4 
 9. Alawoya, Braves1.4 
 10. Smith, Kirchheim1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.6 
 2. De Michael, NBC1.4 
 3. Williamson, Ehingen1.2 
 4. Zipser, Heidelberg1.0 
 5. Howard, Karlsruhe0.9 
 6. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 7. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.9 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz0.9 
 9. Schoo, Heidelberg0.8 
 10. Buechert, Ehingen0.8 


Chris Ensminger Doesnt Need A Lawnmower Mowing Down The Fraport Skyliners 81-62 Into Summer Vacation - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Sometimes winning on foreign soil can be as difficult for a Beko BBL team as it is for singer Chris Brown to sell cute pit bulls or ex professional baseball/football player Deion Sanders not being able to somehow weave away from from wife who jumped him in a domestic dispute as teams like the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig have had almost a 10 year win less drought in Frankfurt and the Fraport Skyliners seemingly being jinxed in Bamberg for many years until finally winning again in the 2010 Beko BBL playoff series. The last time that the Fraport Skyliners won in Bonn, George Bush junior was still president, Kevin Durant was still in high school, Lebron James was in his second season with the Cavaliars and Murat Didin was in Frankfurt for his first tenure leading the Bermuda triangle to success. The last win in Bonn was 87 months ago as Chris Williams poured in 27 points ad hauled down 16 rebounds in the old Hartberg gym on January 1st, 2005. Since the win, the Fraport Skyliners have lost five times in the old gym and three times in the new Telekom dome arena and with the do or die game on the line, Jimmy Mckinney was trying to bring some luck after registering his best scoring game with 28 points against the Walter Tigers Tuebingen last weekend which took him five years to best after scoring 22 points in Karlsruhe, the American was hoping to end the long losing drought in Bonn with his production, but instead the Telekom Baskets Bonn didnt want to go into summer vacation just yet as they wore down the Fraport Skyliners winning their 8th game in a row against Frankfurt rather convincingly 81-62. Even with one minute to play and the game seemingly lost, Mckinney was still yelling commands at his teammates as if the game could still be won showing that giving up is never in his game plan or is his knowledge of past misfortune in the former German capital. I had no idea that I had never won here, but it is always tough to play here, because the crowd helps them out a lot, stressed St Louis native Jimmy Mckinney. Bonn head coach Michael Koch has never lost to Frankfurt at home and was also surprised about the positive record the last years. I also had no idea that we have had their number. I do remember the two wins at home in the 2008 playoffs, but to be honest if we had been more stable during the season, we wouldnt have had to come it come down to seeing if Frankfurt could finally win again here if we had played better during the season, warned Telekom Baskets Bonn head coach Michael Koch. I dont believe that Frankfurt is jinxed here. You cant believe in a curse anymore when you have been a Red Sox fan as long as I have, smiled Tony Gaffney.

In a do or die game, there is always going to be a very unhappy loser at the end, but it was most vital that the Telekom Baskets win the game since missing the playoffs for a second straight season would have been more than bitter. It was a total team effort, but it was Beko BBL veteran Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) who showed again why he is probably the best 38 professional basketball player that has ever walked the face of the earth as he led the Telekom Baskets Bonn with 23 points on 10/15 shooting and five rebounds. In very warm summe rlike temperatures which made the arena feel like a stove, he showed time in and time out that ex NBA player Jermareo Davidson was dog meat making the American look more like 38 while he was strutting his Ohio basketball talent like a 28 year old mowing down the opponent with a basketball instead with a lawn mower. I was never athletic, so even now in my old age, I cant say that I have lost my athletcism. I am probably fitter now than when I came out of college. I just have a lot of experience taking care of my body and just try to help my team win with defense, rebounding and scoring in the low post, added two time Beko BBL champion Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso). Jimmy Mckinney has played against Ensminger for six seasons and knew that he was the spark that fueled his team. Ensminger could do what he wanted to. He got his team going, added Jimmy Mckinney. Ensminger looked like a man among boys tonight. He did a great job keeping Frankfurt off the glass. Chris and I always talk before the game and our goal is always to be the two best big men on the court, warned Bonn forward Tony Gaffney. Our goal was it to get the ball inside. I told him before the game that he should take 12-15 shots and at the end it was 15 shots that he took. We followed his lead which made the team successful, added 2007 NBA draft pick Jared Jordan. It wasnt only Ensminger that brought success, but also some other factors. Our game plan was to get the ball inside. We got many easy buckets and it was our best defensive game of the year. Important was that we started strong at each quarter just staying calm, stated Telekom Baskets Bonn head coach Michael Koch.

For the Fraport Skyliners, reaching the Beko BBL playoffs four months ago was about as realistic as Jermareo Davidson playing for Phoenix Hagen next season as the team was in 17th place at Christmas. The team found their groove and won games with their strong defense allowing 59 points in a ten game span before the Tuebingen game, but ran out of gas in the last two games averaging giving up 84 points. We had no more power in the last two games. We had lost the level that we had in the big wins against Munich and Bamberg, stressed Fraport Skyliners head coach Muli Katzurin. Both teams were at the same level after one quarter, but in the second quarter, the Telekom Baskets Bonn started to defend better and Frankfurt just lost their rhythm and never recovered. This was the worst game to choose to have a bad day. They turned it up in the second quarter and we were never able to rebound. We were soft as a team on defense. They bullied us, got every loose ball and tip outs. We had beaten top teams like Bamberg and Munich, but when it came down to the last game and 40 minutes, we didnt show up to play. Bonn just wanted it more than we did, warned ex Phoenix Hagen forward Jacob Burtschi. I also think that we wanted to win more. After the bitter loss in Braunschweig, we showed a lot of Mental toughness. We were focused from the start and carried it through out the game, said ex Boston Celtic Tony Gaffney. Not having point guard Michael Thompson in the rotation for the second straight game hurt the team. We really could of used Juice tonight. His three pointer could of helped and giving Devin Gibson some time to rest also would of helped, expressed Skyliner Quantez Robertson.

Interesting things seen on the court before the jump ball was along conversation by young Germans Danilo Barthel and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann, and a beautiful giant Marius Nolte banner that the Frankfurt fans had over the runway entrance for the players. The Fraport Skyliners were without Beko BBL rookie Michael Thompson for a second straight game and the Telekom Dome arena was sold out wanting to see which team would seal the ticket for the playoffs. The Telekom Baskets Bonn got off to the hotter start leading quickly 9-4 as they tested the Fraport Skyliners inside as Beko BBL dino Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) scored twice over German national player Tim Ohlbrecht and Tony Gaffney showed his versatile play making like a guard and running the break and finishing with a dunk and nailing a three pointer. However it wasnt only the Telekom Baskets Bonn that found their rhythm quickly, but also the Fraport Skyliners who retaliated with a 7-0 run to lead 11-9. Skyliner American Jacob Burtschi found Skyliner captain Marius Nolte with a no look pass for the lay up, then dropped a three pointer and Robertson fed Nolte for another lay up. Both teams then traded baskets as Robertson dunked after being fed by Nolte who returned the favor and Jared Jordan tested his 37% three point shooting with a bomb and the 15-13 lead. Then it was time for the Jermareo Davidson show as he hit four shots including twice without even hesitating and just firing like a Jessie James double, but the Telekom Baskets Bonn still had the lead after the first quarter 23-21. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 56% from the field and 60% from outside while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 67% from the field and 33% from outside. Both teams had seven rebounds a piece and Bonn two turnovers and Frankfurt three turnovers.

The turning point in the game came in the second quarter where the Telekom Baskets Bonn were able to take the first big run of the game and never looked back. After Jacob Burtschi and Jonas Wohlfarth-Botterman exchanged buckets to knot the game at 25-25, the Fraport Skyliners started to get costly turnovers and give up easy baskets letting Bonn go on a 10-2 run and get the 35-27 lead. Davidson was unable to handle an easy pass which led to a Benas Veikalis lay up and 27-25 Bonn lead and they would never relinquish the lead again. Young German Andrej Magold played some give and go with Tony Gaffney resulting in a dunk by the American. Veikalis then scored inside as no help defense was in sight and then it was Mangold again as the Koch substitution paid off as he forced a goaltending and then made an off balance shot falling to his right which had more to do with luck. Bonn then played their typical basketball style taken after the British soccer style of kick and rush as Jordan threw the ball up to the rim and Ensminger caught it and got an easy put back for the 37-28 lead. After a Robertson jumper, it was time for Bonn show time to erupt as Jordan and Gaffney connected for another ally-op giving Bonn the 39-30 lead. My legs say that that was our 400th ally-op, but that was one of our best of the season. We just have a knack for each other and always know where the other is, added Tony Gaffney. I have the easy job, but Tony has the hard job getting the ball and putting it away. He is always there to get the pass. That might have been our 100th ally-op this season, joked Jared Jordan. Gaffney isa heck of an athlete and a tough cover. He showed how swift he can be, warned Jacob Burtschi. Veikalis closed out the second quarter with a lay in as the Telekom Baskets Bonn led comfortably 42-30 at halftime. We were a little over hyped in the first quarter, but coach told us that we had been playing well and just needed to calm down which we did and helped our game, stressed Tony Gaffney. We had problems getting back on transition. We had problems controlling the tempo and getting off the right shots, said Skyliner point guard Michael Thompson. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 58% from the field and 43% from the three point line while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 45% from the field and 25% from the three point line. Bonn had the 20-13 rebound advantage and seven turnovers while Frankfurt had six turnovers.

In the third quarter, the Telekom Baskets Bonn were able to extend their lead while the Fraport Skyliners continued to fight, but couldnt get stops or get a sufficient run on offense. The Telekom Baskets Bonn went on a quick 10-5 run to lead 52-35. Ensminger scored twice inside and Jermareo Davidson continued to struggle with the fakes and old school moves. Veikalis also showed his quickness from the baseline scoring twice as the defense continued to be lax. The Fraport Skyliners then showed some daylight jumping out on a 5-0 run to cut the Bonn lead to 52-40. Gibson who was trying to conserve his energy scored on a tough penetration drive finishing with his left hand high off the glass. Mckinney who has been known to get hot in the second half scored on a pull up jumper. Instead of increasing their run and getting more stops, the Telekom Baskets Bonn retaliated with their own 5-0 run and leading 57-40 after three quarters. Ensminger scored with his patent hook shot over Davidson and Gaffney showed again why dunking belongs to his specialties on the basketball court as he caught the Frankfurt defense once again having communication problems. They set the tone right away in the third quarter with two offensive rebounds and the basket, stressed Jacob Burtschi. They played good defense. It was always an uphill battle for us. It was easier for them to defend, because their offense was working. It was tough not getting buckets and having to keep up, said Jimmy Mckinney. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 50% from the field and 23% from the parking lot while the Fraport Sklyiners were shooting 43% from the field and 20% from the parking lot. Bonn had the 31-20 rebound edge and only eight turnovers while Frankfurt had 10 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Telekom Baskets Bonn were able to close out the game while extending their league and never allowing the Fraport Skyliners to be any kind of a threat except for three minor 5-0 runs. Gaffney started off the fourth quarter with an ally-op dunk from big man Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso). I dont know where that ally-op came from, but Ensminger sees the floor so well and is a good passer for a big man, expressed Tony Gaffney. The Fraport Skyliners then went on the first of their two 5-0 runs as Burtschi scored with a penetration lay up and Davidson hit a fade away jumper as Bonn still led 59-45. The Fraport Skyliners continued to be inconsistent on defense as they allowed the Telekom Baskets Bonn to speed out on a 11-2 run and 70-47 lead pretty much deciding the game there. Jordan started the run with a three pointer from the top of the key and then quietly Talor Battle scored three consecutive buckets as he would connect for 10 points in the last quarter. Battle was the little version of Ensminger in that he could pretty much do whatever he wanted with his 183cm scoring on the penetration three times getting bye a tired Gibson, getting a back door pass from Jordan and then scoring again. The Fraport Skyliners seemed to have one last breath of air as Davidson took the team on a 5-o run scoring on a jumper and lay in as Bonn still led 72-52. After another Battle lay in, Frankfurt went on their last 5-0 run as Robertson hit a pull up jumper and Mckinney gave the 350 plus Frankfurt fans one last hope for a comeback with a jumper as Frankfurt trailed only 72-57 with three minutes to play. However Bonn slammed the door shut on the Skyliners season with a back breaking 7-0 run to lead 79-57 as Simonas Serapinas who had been kept quiet hit a three pointer, Ensminger scored inside again and Battle finished with a reverse lay up. With a minute to go, Robertson dunked and Mckinney finished the season with a three pointer. Our goal was to sit and play defense for 40 minutes. We have had a tendency to let down in the second half, but we played well on defense and rebounded well, said Jared Jordan. Bonn stepped it up in the paint which set the tone for them, added Jimmy Mckinney. We wanted to put Davidson, Ohlbrecht and Nolte in pick and roll situations letting Jordan pick them apart, stressed Tony Gaffney.

The Telekom Baskets Bonn were led by Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) with 23 points. Tony Gaffney produced 14 points and 12 rebounds. Jared Jordan contributed with 13 points and six assists. Benas Veikalis chipped in with 12 points and Talor Battle with 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Jermareo Davidson with 18 points and eight rebounds. Jimmy Mckinney added 13 points and Quantez Robertson 11 points. Both teams were weak from outside shooting below 30%, but Bonn hurt Frankfurt the most on the boards with the 37-29 rebound advantage and 56-26 scoring in the paint. Bonn also did a super job not giving Frankfurt extra chances on offense kepping their turnovers down to eight. We lost the season in the first 11 games. We had an uphill battle from the start, but what I will remember the most from this season is that we fought until the end and never gave up. I want to stay in Frankfurt, stressed Jimmy Mckinney. For the Telekom Baskets Bonn, they have reached the Beko BBL playoffs, but now have a date with the mighty Brose Baskets Bamberg. We started their run two years ago by losing 0-3 in the playoffs with Bonn. We wont lay down, but we will fight. We will have to keep it close and then see what happens. It is always nice playing in Bamberg again and seeing old friends, added Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso).



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  GREECE   

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nestoras KOMMATOS
  Marousi
  (203-F-77)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Kommatos, Marousi20.4 
 2. Christmas, AGOR18.6 
 3. Charalampidi., KAO.15.6 
 4. Gagaloudis, Marousi15.6 
 5. Beck, Ikaros14.8 
 6. Dikoudis, PAOK14.7 
 7. James, Aris14.5 
 8. Taylor, Kavala13.9 
 9. Baynes, Ikaros13.6 
 10. Wright, AGOR13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Ikaros
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Baynes, Ikaros8.7 
 2. Haritopoulos, Maro.7.6 
 3. NaNa, Ilysiakos7.5 
 4. Stepheson, Panio.7.3 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi6.6 
 6. Symtsak, Kavala6.4 
 7. O''Bryant, Kavala5.9 
 8. Tapoutos, Aris5.8 
 9. Dorsey, Olympiacos5.7 
 10. Scott, Peristeri5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Marousi
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gagaloudis, Marousi6.0 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.0 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.4.5 
 4. Charalampidi., KAO.4.3 
 5. Xanthopoulos, Pani.4.3 
 6. James, Aris4.1 
 7. Wright, AGOR4.1 
 8. Thompson, Ilysi.3.5 
 9. Jasikevicius, Pana.3.1 
 10. Calathes, Panathi.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Zack WRIGHT
  AGOR
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Wright, AGOR2.5 
 2. James, Aris1.9 
 3. Thompson, Ilysi.1.7 
 4. Calathes, Panathin.1.7 
 5. Christmas, AGOR1.6 
 6. Gagaloudis, Marousi1.5 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos1.5 
 8. Logan, Panathin.1.5 
 9. Dorsey, Olympiacos1.5 
 10. Xanthopoulos, Pan.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala1.5 
 2. Petway, AGOR1.3 
 3. Muldrow, Aris1.3 
 4. Elegar, Marousi1.1 
 5. Vougioukas, Panat.1.0 
 6. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 7. Michel, KAOD0.9 
 8. Stepheson, Panio.0.9 
 9. Tsontzos, Marousi0.7 
 10. Dorsey, Olympiacos0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alex STEVOVIC
  AE.
  (191-G-90)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Stevovic, AE.19.8 
 2. Argyropoylos, Apol.19.4 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.5 
 4. Iliadis, Ermis L.17.9 
 5. Pettas, Doxa L.17.2 
 6. Psileas, Lavrio17.1 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.16.9 
 8. Nikitakis, Nea K.16.5 
 9. Vasilopoulos, AEK16.3 
 10. Kyriakopoulo., Pa.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir PETROVIC-STERGIOU
  Apollo.
  (198-F/G-77)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Petrovic-S., Apoll.8.5 
 2. Gizogiannis, Arkad.8.5 
 3. Sklavos, AEK7.8 
 4. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.7 
 5. Toutziarakis, OFI7.6 
 6. Lolas, Amyntas7.5 
 7. Nisiotis, Ermis L.7.2 
 8. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.1 
 9. Macheras, Panery.7.0 
 10. Despos, AEK6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Leonidas ZOUPAS
  Amyntas .
  (182-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zoupas, Amyntas6.0 
 2. Papadakis, Arkad.5.7 
 3. Koronidis, Perama5.2 
 4. Vasilopoulos, AEK5.2 
 5. Nikou, Panelefs.5.2 
 6. Kaberidis, Ikaroi4.7 
 7. Makris, Pagrati4.6 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.6 
 9. Kekelis, Ermis L.4.2 
 10. Panagakis, OFI3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Darrel LEWIS
  OFI
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lewis, OFI1.9 
 2. Vavatsikos, AEK/A.1.8 
 3. Pettas, Doxa L.1.8 
 4. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.7 
 5. Nikitakis, Nea K.1.7 
 6. Magounis, Panele.1.6 
 7. Kallianotis, Paner.1.5 
 8. Margaritis, Ikaroi1.5 
 9. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.5 
 10. Argyropoylos, Apo.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sotiris KATOUFAS
  Panery.
  (206-F-79)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Katoufas, Panery.1.2 
 2. Karadolamis, OFI1.1 
 3. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.1 
 4. Toutziarakis, OFI1.0 
 5. Koutroulias, Pagra.0.9 
 6. Krolo, Apollon Pat.0.7 
 7. Margaritis, Ikaroi0.7 
 8. Koukounias, Nea K.0.6 
 9. Noeas, AEK0.6 
 10. Anagnostopou., Er.0.6 


Div.B Standing

B Standings
 1. Aiolos Trikallon 26-2 
 2. Filathlitikos 24-4 
 3. Niki Volou 20-8 
 4. Agia Paraskevis 19-9 
 5. Irakleio 17-11 
 6. Koroivos 16-12 
 7. Diagoras 14-14 
 8. Near East 13-15 
 9. Egaleo 13-15 
 10. Doukas 12-16 
 11. Stratoni 12-16 
 12. MENT 12-16 
 13. Iraklis 10-18 
 14. Aias Evosmou 8-20 
 15. Anagennisi 7-21 
 16. Halkidona 1-27 

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 29: Koroivos - Egaleo 89-62
Apr. 29: Aiolos Trikallon - Anagennisi 88-82
Apr. 29: Stratoni - Near East 75-71
Apr. 29: Iraklis - MENT 73-80
Apr. 29: Diagoras - Doukas 72-60
Apr. 29: Agia Paraskevis - Irakleio 70-67
Apr. 29: Filathlitikos - Niki Volou 69-73
Apr. 29: Aias Evosmou - Halkidona 20-0

Regular Season: Round 29

May. 6: Doukas - Stratoni
May. 6: Egaleo - Near East
May. 6: Halkidona - Diagoras
May. 6: MENT - Aias Evosmou
May. 6: Anagennisi - Iraklis
May. 6: Irakleio - Aiolos Trikallon
May. 6: Niki Volou - Agia Paraskevis
May. 6: Koroivos - Filathlitikos


Greens join Reds in the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Semifinals, Game 4: Kolossos - Panathinaikos 66-74 (1-3)

Fourth game of the A1 Semifinals between Kolossos and Panathinaikos just ended. The Greens celebrated 66-74 road victory closing the series with almost perfect 1-3. It means that PAO advanced to the Finals, where they will meet Olympiakos. The format is best-of-five and games schedule will be announced soon. Olympiakos was the regular season champion, so they will have a home court advantage in this series. PAO is the defending champ. Kolossos trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 21-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-74 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. International power forward Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-83) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Angelos Tsamis (192-81) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Nikos Liakopoulos (191-83, agency: FCM) added 20 points in the effort for Kolossos. Both coaches used bench players in this game.

Kolossos: N.Liakopoulos 20+1reb+1ast, A.Tsamis 15+5reb+3ast, A.Asimakopoulos 8+8reb, G.Georgalis 7+3reb, M.Hatten 5+3reb, K.Charissis 5+2reb+1ast
Panathinaikos: I.Vougioukas 17+4reb, K.Kaimakoglou 13+6reb+1ast, N.Calathes 9+2reb+1ast, S.Jasikevicius 8+1reb+3ast, D.Diamantidis 6+4reb+2ast, D.Logan 6+4reb+3ast



The draw of the 2012 Olympic men's basketball tournament - by Diamadis Farmakis

The draw of the 2012 Olympic men's basketball tournament, took place yesterday (30/4) in Rio, Brasil. There are two groups of six teams and the top four teams of each group, will qualify to the quarterfinals. There are three empty spots in this groups, that will fulfill after the pre-Olympic tournament of Venezuela.

Here are the two groups:

GROUP A

USA
TUNISIA
FRANCE
ARGENTINA
PRE-OLYMPIC TEAM
PRE-OLYMPIC TEAM

GROUP B

CHINA
GREAT BRITAIN
BRAZIL
AUSTRALIA
SPAIN
PRE-OLYMPIC TEAM



**The Greek men's Nationa Team, will compete in the Pre-Olympic tournament in Venezuela, with the goal to be in London for it's third consecutive Olympic participation.

**The Olympic basketball tournament, will take place from 28 July to 12 August, in London.



Top 6 of the 39th U18 league - Third Day - by Chris Mammides

During the third day of the top six of the U18 league, the results were as follows:

Mantoulidis - Ergotelis 93-79
Ikaros Kallitheas - AGS Ioannino 88-44
Panathinaikos - Pierikos Arhelaos 63-53

The game between Mantoulidis and Ergotelis was the opener in this third day of the special competition with the home team of Coach Dimitris Nikolaidis beating the islanders without facing really any problem since after the beginning of the third period the Thessaloniki team took the initiatives and never looked back. Ergotelis gave a big fight against the solid team of Mantoulidis and Christos Skandalos was once more magnificent but he couldnt do more than what he did. On the other hand, Nikos Paparegkas (200-G-94) was the MVP of the game and the top scorer as his 26 points were enough to set him on top.
Quarters: 23-21, 45-46, 69-61, 93-79
Top scorers:
Mantoulidis: Dimitrios Siologkas (199-F-94) 11, Nikos Paparegkas 26, Diamantis Slaftsakis (198-F/G-94) 23, Petros Velissariou (184-G-93) 13
Ergotelis: Christos Skandalos 24, Kokolakis 12, Michalis Kroustallakis (200-F-95) 15, Spanos 9

In the second game of the 3rd day Ikaros Kallitheas thrashed the poor team of Coach Tsoukanelis with the amazing double score of 88-44! There are not many details to say for the specific game other than the fact that the 11 out of the 12 players of Ikaros scored with top scorer being Kefalas with 20 points and was followed from a close distance by Zaraidonis with 18 points.
Quarters: 28-14, 44-22, 65-29, 88-44
Top scorers:
Ikaros: Giannoulis Larentzakis (196-G/F-93) 9, Zaraidonis 18, Kefalas 20
AGS Ioanninon: Thomai 8, Dimitrios Mantzios (95) 8 and Anagnostakis 11

In the last game of the 3rd day the team of Panathinaikos found some challenge against the team of Pierikos Arhelaos and mostly from the duet Nikos Papadopoulos (208-C-93) and Kostas Fakopoulidis (200-G-95) and the first period the Greens were able to score just 6 points, this of course changed in the very next period and with the assistance of Gontikas who was the top performer for the Greens the second period ended with the 28-12 to end once and for all the dreams for an amazing surprise by Head Coach Hatziioannous team.
Quarters: 6-16, 34-28, 55-40, 63-53
Top scorers
Panathinaikos: Gontikas 18, Ioannis Dimakopoulos (212-C-94) 15, Fotios Zoumpos (191-G-93) 15
Pierikos Arhelaos : Kostas Fakopoulidis 13, Tamouridis 8, Nikos Papadopoulos 17



39th Greek U18 league: Top six - Day 1 - by Chris Mammides

During the first day of the final round of the top six teams for the 39th U18 competition, which takes place in Kavala, the results were as follows:
Ikaros Kallitheas - Mantoulidis 78-69

Panathinaikos Athens - AGS Ioanninon 81-45
SFK Perikos/Arhelaos - Ergotelis Crete 51-67


Ikaros Kallitheas - Mas Mantoulidis 78-69
In the derby of the opener, the team of Coach Tsaousidis, Ikaros Kallitheas having in a great afternoon the Talented Larentzakis beat the team of Coach Dimitris Nikolaidis , Mas Mantoulidis with 78-69 in a game which was a derby from the early beginning until the end and the score is quite plasmatic as the two teams was match closer than the final eight points. Ikaros Kallitheas succeeded a crucial series of 18-6 from the 13th to the 20th minute which gave them the momentum of the game and remained until the very end.
Quarters: 19-20, 39-34, 57-50, 78-69
Top scorers:
Ikaros Kallitheas: Giannoulis Larentzakis (196-G/F-93) 26, Andreas Oikonomopoulos (206-F-94) 12, Kefalas 14
Mas Mantoulidis: Dimitrios Siologkas (199-F-94) 13, Apostolos Naoumis (196-G-93) 20, Diamantis Slaftsakis (198-F/G-94) 18.


Panathinaikos Athens - AGS Ioanninon 81-45
In the second game of the premier day the team of Head Coach Papadopoulos, Panathinaikos Athens had no problems against AGS Ioanninon and thrashed the team of Coach Tsoukanelis with 81-45. There was a great gap in the quality and the talent of the two teams as from the team of Ioannina only Dimitrios Mantzios (95) was able to become a thread for the Greens, as last seasons top performer of the team, Anagnostakis was not at his best. On the other hand, from the team of Panathinaikos Athens, Thodis, Drakopoulos, Gontikas, Fotios Zoumpos (191-G-93) and Giannis Dimakopoulos (213-C-94) ended the game with double digits while another five players added their name in the scoring list.
Quarters: 18-8, 40-20, 59-32, and 81-45
Top Scorers:
Panathinaikos Athens: Thodis 16, Drakopoulos 10, Gontikas 10, Giannis Dimakopoulos 10, Fotios Zoumpos 15.
AGS Ioanninon : Anagnostakis 10, Dimitrios Mantzios 14

SFK Perikos/Arhelaos - Ergotelis Crete 51-67

On the last game of the premier the team of Ergotelis Crete beat the surprise of this top 6, SFK Perikos/Arhelaos with 51-67. The first period belonged to the team of Coach Hatzioannou, SFK Perikos/Arhelaos and ended with 16-10. On the second period though the star and top performer of the islanders of Ergotelis Crete (is also a member of the Mens team) Christos Skanadalos did an amazing comeback and by the end of the half time Ergorelis took the lead with 25-26. The momentum changed teams, and with the duet Kroustallakis and Skandalos helped their team and their head coach Christodoulou to end the game and put a stepping stone for their first victory.
Quarters: 16-10, 25-26, 38-47, 51-67
Top scorers:
SFK Perikos/Arhelaos: Stathis Tamouridis (186-G-93) 11, Anagnostou 11, Kostas Fakopoulidis (200-G-95) 9 and Thanasis Kontses (200-G-94) 8
Ergotelis Crete: Spanos 10, Christos Skandalos 23, Michalis Kroustallakis (200-F-95) 19



B' Division - Niki Volou is the 3rd team to be promoted in the A2!! - by Chris Mammides

Niki Volou is officially the third team to join Aiolos Trikalon and Filathlitikos to the A2 league.
After a great game the team of Coach Zafeiroudis team who succeeded to get the road win against Filathlitikos in Zografou court in the most decisive game of the season for the Volos team. The victory with 69-72 is keeping the team of Zafiroudis in the 3rd decisive game and only with a suicide now can lose the promotion to A2. Niki Volou dominated in all edges against the talented but not organized (in terms of the game) team of Coach Zivas.
In the other derby the home team of Agia Paraskevi beat Irakleion in a thrilling game with 70-67 but remained with the excitement of the win as the players of Coach Hatzipanigiris were expecting Filathlitikos to win the game over Niki Volou in order to have some chances for the promotion instead the Volos team something which never happened and Agia PAraskevi will remain (probably) in the second division, but remains in the fourth place which unders the financial circumstances could give to the team the promotion if any team in the A2 cant bear the financial situation and sell the division for one with less costs..

The games in more details:

Filathlikos Niki Volou 69-72
Quarters: 15-19, 34-38, 53-56, 69-72
Niki Volou was more passionate and more targeted to the crucial victory than the youngsters of Coach Zivas who may be very talented but without any special motive and not very good tactical game they couldnt do a lot against the passion and experience of Coach Zafiroudis team and that was so obvious from the beginning to the end of the game and in fact with six seconds to go and the score being 69-72 the team of Filathlitikos couldnt even do a decent last offence as the ball was stolen by Grigoris Mistiliadis (195-G-88) (over Thanasis Adetokoubo (200-F-93)).
Top scorers:
Filathlitikos: Thanasis Adetokoubo 20, Saloustros 12, Georgiadis 10
Niki Volou: Tsolis 10, Zarogiannis 16, Grigoris Mistiliadis 16, Politis 13

Agia Paraskevi Irakleion 70-67
Quarters: 20-24, 45-46, 56-56, 70-67
The visiting site of Coaches Rallis and Bitzanis couldnt get the initiatives to one of the most crucial games for the islanders and lost fairly against a more passionate and better organized team. For 40 minutes though the difference was between 2-5 points for KAP. The most decisive basket was scored by Vangelis Tsiakas to increase the deficit to 4 with less than 50 seconds to go.
Top scorers:
KAP: Anestis Matos (200-G-87) 14
Irakleion: Papadopoulos 17 and Karalis 12

Aiolos Trikalon Anagennisi Floga 88-82
Quarters: 23-25, 48-47, 68-58, 88-82
A new record took place in Trikala as the champion team of Coach Tzimas succeeded its 26th victory which sets a new record for the division since its very beginning. Without Tsoutsos and Lappas the home team face some problems only during the first period when the visitors of Coach Karagiannidis got a the lead with a basket, the same continued in the second period with Aiolos getting a small deficit of one point, but with the triplet of Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81), Harismidis and Fountas the team of Aiolos took over and ended the game earlier as with a 10-0 at the end of the third period gave a +10 to their team and in the fourth period just kept the deficit in the specific levels.
Top scorers:
Aiolos: Gkioulekas 11, Nikos Kaklamanos 17, Harismidis 18, Fountas 17
Anagennisi: Giannis Mitsakis (181-PG-81) 17, Hatzivretas 15, Kasouras 12 and Kiriotis 11

Koroivos Amaliadas Egaleo 89-62
Quarters: 20-17, 46-29, 72-43, 89-62
Not many details for a game which ended with 30 points for the home team, needed. Koroivos with Marios Sakellarakis (195-G-88) in an extra terrestrial afternoon beat easily the team of Coaches Karvelas and Gounaris with over speed in the second period which lasted until the very end.
Top scorers:
Koroivos: Godopoulos 16, Marios Sakellarakis 25, Gkeros 14, Antoniadis 17
Egaleo: Kostas Mubarak (192-G-88) 13, Benos 11

Diagoras Rodou Doukas 72-60
Quarters: 18-14, 33-31, 51-48, 72-60
Diagoras remain alive for the 6th place in the league after beating the team of Coach Giannopoulos, Doukas 72-60 after a great fourth period which changed the momentum of the game after the amazing 1-18 from the visiting site of Doukas, Stavros Pardakas (201-F-84) was the MVP of the game and the top performer.
Top scorers:
Diagoras: Stavros Pardakas 18, Gavanopoulos 11, Chrysis 12, Gogidis 14
Doukas: Otountzidis 10, Costas Vogiatzis (203-F-85) 12

Iraklis MENT 73-80
Quarters: 22-21, 36-34, 60-54, 73-80
Iraklis lost the chance to remain in the division mathematically as in a game which had the control for 38 minutes finally got lost simply due to the amazing peripheral of MENT and the 9 three pointers shot by Dino Nikolopoulos and Trantas. Iraklis ended the third period with 60-54 but in the most crucial period lost the game as in the specific period Coach Vatos forgot the defense for his team and with a 13-26 lost a game of its own.
Top scorers:
Iraklis: Tsakiltzis 12, Traianos 14, Giannis Karagiolidis (195-G-89) 21, Neofitidis 12
MENT: Dino Nikolopoulos 21, Trantas 16, Chrysopoulos 12, Pallis 16

Stratoni Near East 75-71
Quarters: 15-16, 32-34, 53-55, 75-71
In a thrilling derby the home team of Coach Mythou finally grabbed the victory with Giannis Daskalopoulos (195-G/F-80) in the top performing role. Bothn teams played a solid game and the few fans visited the home court of Stratoni enjoyed a good basketball game and a personal fight in the scoring between Giannis Daskalopoulos and Andreas Psaropoulos (205-F-86) which ended in an absolute draw with 23-23!
Top scorers:
Stratoni: Pipiliaris 13, Kokolios 12, Vasilaidis 13, Giannis Daskalopoulos 23
Near East: Pappas 12, Emmanouilidis 12, Karabas 10, Andreas Psaropoulos 23



Top 6 of the 39th U18 league Second Day - by Chris Mammides

During the second day of the final round of the top six teams of the U18 teams, the results were as follows:
Ergotelis - Panathinaikos 62-86
Pierikos Arhelaos Ikaros Kallitheas 52-75
AGS Ioanninon - Mantoulidis 56-87

The team of Coach Lefteris Tsaousidis , Ikaros Kallitheas seems to be much focused to win this championship and is proving it to the court. The second victim of the team from Kallithea was the team from Katerini Pierikos Arhelaos, having in a great afternoon for a second consecutive day the talented Giannoulis Larentzakis (196-G/F-93) left no space to the team of Coach Hatzionannou who had in a great day his key player Stathis Tamouridis (186-G-93) but who was all alone against the very well prepared team of Ikaros who had also in a very solid game the talented Xydas and Oikonomopoulos. The final result of the 23 points difference could have been even to as many as 35 but in the second half and more specifically in the fourth quarter the team of Coach Lefteris Tsaousidis lower is engines and scored only 14 points while Kostas Fakopoulidis (200-G-95) and Stathis Tamouridis mainly scored to keep the deficit to the 23..
Quarters: 13-10, 28-35, 37-61, 52-75
Top scorers:
Ikaros Kallitheas: Giannoulis Larentzakis 17, Oikonomopoulos 7, Kefalas 7
Pierikos Arhelaos: Stathis Tamouridis 22, Anagnostou 7, Kostas Fakopoulidis 11

In the second game of the 2nd day of the Top six, the team of Head Coach Papadopoulos, Panathinaikos had no problems against Ergotelis and thrashed the team of Coach Christodoulou with 24 points difference and a final 62-86. For another one day and like the first game between Ikaros and Pierikos there was a great gap in the quality and the talent of the two teams as from the team of Ergotelis the usual suspect, Christos Skandalos who is a rarely seen talent was fighting nearly alone against the very well prepared team of Panathinaikos, with the five players on a double digits for a second consecutive game and with the ten in total scorers for the Greens.
Quarters: 15-28, 27-47, 42-66, 62-86
Top Scorers:
Panathinaikos: Thodis 11, Drakopoulos 2, Gontikas 9, Giannis Dimakopoulos (213-C-94) 14, Fotios Zoumpos (191-G-93) 13, Konstantinos Kakargias (193-SG-93) 13 Karamalegkos 10.
Ergotelis: Spanos 7, Christos Skandalos 16, Kroustalakis 8, Kokolakis 8

On the last game of the second day of this special league the team of Mantoulidis beat the team of AGS Ioanninon with 31 points proving once more that there is a great difference in the level of the basketball of the two teams. From Coach Nikolaidis team of Mantoulidis a great performance from the Cyprus international guard Christodoulou who ended the game with 15 points followed by the solid game of Slaftsakis who ended the game with 13 points. Mantoulidis had a great team spirit and that can be proved by the fact that the 11 out of 12 players entered in the court scored for their team. Only Bakirtzis remained pointless. On the other hand the team of Coach Tsoukanelis repeated the opener game showing that his team cant compete against the power houses of Mantoulidis, Panathinaikos and Ikaros and will try its best to come as closer as possible to the 4th place which will be also a very good position for a second consecutive season.
Quarters: 19-20, 28-47, 45-66, 56-87
Top scorers:
AGS Ioanninon : Anagnostakis 17, Dimitrios Mantzios (95) 13, Thomai 13
Mantoulidis: Slaftsakis 13, Christodoulou 15, Petros Velissariou (184-G-93) 15, Siologkas 12



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  HUNGARY   

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  FS Debre.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Ingram, FS Debre.24.6 
 2. Ciric, PVSK P.22.0 
 3. Timberlake, Falco-.21.2 
 4. Raivio, Kaposvari21.1 
 5. Austin, Jaszberenyi20.8 
 6. Ivosev, Szedeak20.4 
 7. Doyne, PVSK P.20.1 
 8. Schachtner, FS Deb.20.1 
 9. Levy, Szedeak19.1 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miklos SZABO
  FS Debrecen
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.4 
 2. Miskovic, Marso N.9.6 
 3. Fey, Kaposvari9.1 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.8.9 
 5. Raivio, Kaposvari8.7 
 6. Ivosev, Szedeak8.6 
 7. Townes, Kormend8.6 
 8. Bader, Szolnok8.5 
 9. Austin, Jaszberenyi8.1 
 10. Egemonye, Soproni8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.6.6 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari5.9 
 3. Simon, Albacomp5.8 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.5.7 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok5.5 
 7. Fekete, Marso N.4.6 
 8. Thomas, Soproni4.5 
 9. Drahos, Szedeak4.3 
 10. Hodges, Jaszbere.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fekete, Marso N.2.7 
 2. Drahos, Szedeak2.6 
 3. Austin, Jaszberenyi2.5 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok2.4 
 5. Ingram, FS Debre.2.4 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari2.3 
 7. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.2 
 8. Perine, ZTE K.2.2 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.2.2 
 10. Ivosev, Szedeak2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Townes, Kormend2.0 
 2. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.6 
 3. Keller, Albacomp1.4 
 4. Egemonye, Soproni1.0 
 5. Levy, Szedeak1.0 
 6. Chism, Albacomp0.9 
 7. Ivosev, Szedeak0.9 
 8. Morgen, Atomeromu0.9 
 9. Miskovic, Marso N.0.8 
 10. Juhos, Albacomp0.8 



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  IBL   


Orlando A Happy Place for Energy - by John Dominguez

The Energy are coming back to Edmonton with a 2-0 record after a weekend sweep of the Orlando Venom. For the Venom, it was their first look at IBL action after just joining the league for the 2012 season.

The Energys opening game of the season was Friday night and they came out of it with a 15-point victory. Orlando kept the game close for the first three quarters, but the Energy pulled away in the fourth for the 112-97 win.

On Saturday night the Venom came out strong and were looking to split the weekend series early. With the Energy trailing 58-51 at the half they outscored the Venom 35-21 in the third quarter to lead by 7 going into the final frame. With 17.4 seconds remaining in the game the Energy found themselves down 107-104. Those last 17.4 seconds saw the Energy outscore their opponent 6-1 including a Curtis Nash (6'5''-G/F-80, college: Charlotte) steal with 3 seconds left and a lay in at the buzzer for a 110-108 victory.






Stephen Sir (6'5''-G-82, college: N.Arizona), back with the Energy after a season away from the team, was high scorer for the Energy with 20 points and 5 assists. Troy Gottselig (6'8''-F-87) was also a huge factor in the victory, contributing 18 points and 12 rebounds. Nashs last second basket was 2 of his 15 point, 10 rebound, 5 assist performance.

Home Opener weekend starts Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Saville against the Jersey G-Force. Tip-off is at 7:30pm.



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  ICELAND   

Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  IR
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 24
 1. Jarvis, IR24.0 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl23.5 
 3. Echols, Njardvik22.4 
 4. Walkup, Fjolnir22.2 
 5. Holmes, Njardvik21.9 
 6. Cole, Keflavik21.0 
 7. Bullock, Grindavik20.9 
 8. Sovic, IR20.5 
 9. O''Neil, Fjolnir20.2 
 10. Brown, KR20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.13.0 
 2. Hairston, Thor T.12.3 
 3. Echols, Njardvik11.1 
 4. Smith, Haukar10.7 
 5. Tratnik, Valur10.4 
 6. Cole, Keflavik10.3 
 7. Walkup, Fjolnir10.1 
 8. Bullock, Grindavik9.7 
 9. Lindmets, Stjarnan8.6 
 10. Magnusson, KR8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Giordan WATSON
  Grindavik
  (178-G-85)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Watson, Grindavik7.2 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan7.1 
 3. Miller, Tindastoll6.0 
 4. Hall, Snaefell5.5 
 5. Govens, Thor Thorl5.3 
 6. Brown, KR4.7 
 7. Fridriksson, Njard.4.5 
 8. O''Neil, Fjolnir4.5 
 9. Parker, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Gunnarsson, Kefla.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Travis HOLMES
  Njardvik
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Holmes, Njardvik2.9 
 2. Allen, Tindastoll2.8 
 3. Cothran, Stjarnan2.7 
 4. Gunnarsson, Kefla.2.3 
 5. Miller, Tindastoll2.2 
 6. Hall, Snaefell2.2 
 7. Govens, Thor Thorl2.2 
 8. Parker, Keflavik2.2 
 9. Shouse, Stjarnan2.0 
 10. Watson, Grindavik1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Junior HAIRSTON
  Thor T.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Hairston, Thor T.3.7 
 2. Smith, Haukar3.6 
 3. Tratnik, Valur2.2 
 4. Lindmets, Stjarnan1.3 
 5. Ferguson, KR1.1 
 6. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.0 
 7. Holmes, Njardvik1.0 
 8. Cole, Keflavik1.0 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.0 
 10. Barja, Haukar0.9 


Express L. Round 3 of Finals. Thor Thorl cut the deficit - by Eurobasket News

Grindavik - Thor Thorl 91-98

Thor Thorl revived their title ambitions with a road win over Grindavik in the third game of the championship series. Grindavik trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 26-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 91-98 at the end of the game. Thor Thorl looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Grindavik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. His fellow American import forward Joseph Henley (196-85, college: Sacred Heart) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan) answered with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international swingman Thorleifur Olafsson (192-84) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Grindavik. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Grindavik: G.Watson 23+5reb+8ast, T.Olafsson 15+5reb+5ast, J.Bullock 13+7reb, J.Olafsson 12+5reb+1ast, P.Axel Vilbergsson 10+4reb, S.Thorsteinsson 8+8reb+3ast
Thor Thorl: D.Govens 30+8reb+11ast, B.Janev 19+5reb+1ast, J.Henley 19+11reb+1ast, G.Jonsson 11+7reb+4ast, D.Hilmarsson 9+3reb+2ast, G.Erlendsson 6+4reb
gschID: 175479



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  INDONESIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Yanuar DWI PRIASMORO
  Bima S.
  (178-SG-89)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.16.5 
 2. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.15.0 
 3. Wisnu, Satria Muda14.1 
 4. Nagata, Pacific13.7 
 5. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.4 
 6. Sapto, Muba H.12.9 
 7. Ahmad, Satria Muda11.7 
 8. Pamungkas, Satya11.4 
 9. Prawiro, Aspac11.4 
 10. Chandra, Pelita J.11.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.10.3 
 2. Regowo, Aspac8.8 
 3. Thoyib, Aspac8.2 
 4. Heryadi, Muba H.7.8 
 5. Yanto, NSH G.7.1 
 6. Sitepu, Satria M.7.0 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.6.9 
 8. Nasution, Satya W.6.6 
 9. Wuwungan, Satya W.6.6 
 10. Wisnu, Satria Muda6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Denny SARTIKA
  Bima Sakti
  (175-PG-80)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Sartika, Bima Sakti4.4 
 2. Gerungan, Aspac3.8 
 3. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.5 
 4. Muharri, CLS K.3.5 
 5. Widyanto, Pacifi.3.3 
 6. Yusran, Stadium3.0 
 7. Husnuzan, NSH G.2.8 
 8. Ahmad, Satria Muda2.6 
 9. Wisnu, Satria Muda2.4 
 10. Wijaya, Garuda2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dimaz MUHARRI
  CLS K.
  (181-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muharri, CLS K.2.8 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.2.7 
 3. Sartika, Bima Sakti2.4 
 4. Poedjakesuma, Peli.2.3 
 5. Wijaya, Garuda2.2 
 6. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.2.2 
 7. Ahmad, Satria Muda2.0 
 8. Sapto, Muba H.2.0 
 9. Uniputty, Comfor.2.0 
 10. Sunarya, Muba H.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.5 
 2. Thoyib, Aspac2.3 
 3. Sitepu, Satria M.2.0 
 4. Arizki, Aspac1.6 
 5. Gunawan, Satya W.1.6 
 6. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 7. Damanik, NSH G.1.2 
 8. Teguh, Muba H.1.2 
 9. Listiyono, Pacifi.1.1 
 10. Sasmito, Pacific1.0 



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  IRELAND   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  B.Gais N.
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Thompson, B.Gais N.24.4 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons24.3 
 3. Enos, Moycullen22.9 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.22.9 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian17.9 
 6. Cummins, Belfast17.1 
 7. Provizors, DCU S.15.4 
 8. Killeen, UL Eagles15.2 
 9. Murphy, UCC Demons14.7 
 10. Noonan, B.Gais N.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Turner, 11890 K.18.4 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.13.8 
 3. Provizors, DCU S.12.9 
 4. Killeen, UL Eagles12.9 
 5. Enos, Moycullen11.0 
 6. Atupem, UCC Demons9.5 
 7. Stith, UCD Marian8.5 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints7.7 
 9. O''Brien, 11890 K.7.7 
 10. Cunningham, Moycu.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Robert CLARKE
  11890 K.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Clarke, 11890 K.5.2 
 2. Coughlan, UCC D.5.2 
 3. Kinevane, UL Eagl.5.0 
 4. Noonan, B.Gais N.5.0 
 5. Dowd, Moycullen4.6 
 6. Donnelly, DCU S.4.1 
 7. Turner, 11890 K.3.9 
 8. Cunningham, Moycul.3.8 
 9. Madsen, 11890 K.3.8 
 10. Thompson, B.Gais3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.7 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.1 
 3. Anderson, DCU S.2.8 
 4. Noonan, B.Gais N.2.2 
 5. Donnelly, DCU S.2.1 
 6. Taylor, B.Gais N.2.0 
 7. Murphy, UCC Demons1.9 
 8. Cunningham, Moycul.1.9 
 9. Madsen, 11890 K.1.9 
 10. Stith, UCD Marian1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.7 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.2 
 3. Killeen, UL Eagles2.0 
 4. Casey, 11890 K.1.8 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian1.7 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.1.5 
 7. O''Brien, 11890 K.1.5 
 8. Trimmer, DCU S.1.4 
 9. Enos, Moycullen1.1 
 10. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 



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  ISRAEL   

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Adrian BANKS
  Elitzur .
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Banks, Elitzur21.5 
 2. Landesberg, Macca.20.7 
 3. Carter, Bnei H.20.7 
 4. Crawford, Maccab.19.7 
 5. Lewis, Hapoel Holon19.3 
 6. Dunn, Bnei Hashar.18.2 
 7. Asbury, Elitzur18.0 
 8. Travis, Galil Gilb.17.6 
 9. Carter, Maccabi17.4 
 10. Duncan, Maccabi17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Hapoel H.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Dunston, Hapoel H.9.3 
 2. Rosefelt, Bnei H.9.3 
 3. Duncan, Maccabi8.5 
 4. Tyus, Maccabi8.4 
 5. Bowman, Maccabi8.3 
 6. Asbury, Elitzur7.6 
 7. Uter, Maccabi7.4 
 8. Killingswort., Iro.7.3 
 9. Dowell, B.C. H.7.1 
 10. Kitchen, Maccabi7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Moran ROTH
  Hapoel Holon
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Roth, Hapoel Holon7.9 
 2. Tapiro, Maccabi7.5 
 3. Carter, Bnei H.7.1 
 4. Thomas, Galil Gilb.4.8 
 5. Mitchell, Ironi A.4.8 
 6. Lifshitz, Elitzu.4.7 
 7. Ohayon, Maccabi4.7 
 8. Delaney, B.C. H.4.3 
 9. Naimy, Hapoel J-M4.3 
 10. Limonad, Ironi A.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dagan YAVZURI
  Galil Gilboa
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Yavzuri, Galil Gil.1.9 
 2. Campbell, Elitzu.1.9 
 3. Limonad, Ironi A.1.8 
 4. Ben-Chimol, Maccab.1.8 
 5. Kitchen, Maccabi1.8 
 6. Lifshitz, Elitzu.1.8 
 7. Skinn, Ironi Ashke.1.7 
 8. Berkowitz, Ironi A.1.7 
 9. Robinson, B.C. H.1.7 
 10. Uter, Maccabi1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.0 
 2. Dunston, Hapoel H.1.8 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.5 
 4. Tyus, Maccabi1.4 
 5. Hendrix, Maccabi1.3 
 6. Randle, Hapoel J-M1.2 
 7. Campbell, Elitzu.1.0 
 8. Rosefelt, Bnei H.1.0 
 9. Sullivan, Hapoel H.1.0 
 10. Wilkerson, Maccab.0.9 


Standings - National League

National League Stage Two Standings
Play-Off
 1. Hapoel T-A 22-4
 2. Macc.B.Yaakov 20-6
 3. Elitzur Yavne 18-8
 4. Ironi Nes-Ziona 15-11
 5. Hapoel Afula 14-12
 6. Kiryat Tivon 13-13
 7. Hod Hasharon 13-13
 8. Ironi Ramat Gan 12-14
Relegation Group
 1. Elitzur Ramla 11-13
 2. Ironi Nahariya 11-16
 3. Ironi K-A 11-16
 4. Hapoel K/S 10-17
 5. Hapoel Y/M 8-19
 6. Lev Hasharon 7-20
Stage One Standings

Semi-Finals: Round 2

Apr. 29: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Hapoel T-A 86-81
Apr. 30: Elitzur Yavne - Macc.B.Yaakov 103-109

Relegation

Apr. 30: Elitzur Ramla - Ironi K-A 90-92
Apr. 30: Hapoel K/S - Lev Hasharon 90-77
Apr. 30: Ironi Nahariya - Hapoel Y/M 74-75

Semi-Finals: Round 3

May. 2: Hapoel T-A - Ironi Nes-Ziona

Relegation

May. 3: Ironi K-A - Hapoel K/S
May. 3: Hapoel Y/M - Elitzur Ramla
May. 3: Lev Hasharon - Ironi Nahariya


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  Hapoel K.
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. McCollum, Hapoel K.24.2 
 2. Miller, Macc.B.Y.23.4 
 3. Sanders, Hapoel Y.23.1 
 4. Daniel, Ironi K-A22.7 
 5. Clinch, Lev H.22.7 
 6. Hall, Macc.B.Y.21.2 
 7. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.21.2 
 8. Ginyard, Ironi N.21.2 
 9. Laing, Elitzur Yav.21.1 
 10. Clemente, Kiryat21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ramon CLEMENTE
  Kiryat T.
  (200-PF-85)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Clemente, Kiryat T.14.6 
 2. Thondique, Hapoel13.2 
 3. Reynolds, Lev H.12.1 
 4. Turner, Hapoel Y/M11.0 
 5. Moses, Hapoel K/S10.3 
 6. Webb, Ironi R.9.3 
 7. Blair, Ironi N.9.3 
 8. Bacon, Elitzur Ram.9.2 
 9. Daniel, Ironi K-A8.9 
 10. Traimel, Ironi N.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.7.7 
 2. Berkowitz, Elitzu.6.8 
 3. Bannister, Ironi R.6.7 
 4. Sukar, Hod Hashar.6.6 
 5. Eliyahu, Ironi N.6.3 
 6. Assaf, Ironi N.5.3 
 7. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.5.1 
 8. Gonzalez, Hod H.4.9 
 9. Rub, Lev Hasharon4.7 
 10. Golan, Elitzur Ya.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Macc.B.Y.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Miller, Macc.B.Y.3.0 
 2. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.2.9 
 3. Hofman, Elitzur2.8 
 4. Benn, Ironi N.2.7 
 5. Sanders, Hapoel Y.2.4 
 6. Gonzalez, Hod H.2.3 
 7. Eliyahu, Ironi N.2.3 
 8. McCollum, Hapoel K.2.1 
 9. Davidi, Ironi R.2.0 
 10. Berkowitz, Elitzu.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Ironi K-A
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Daniel, Ironi K-A2.3 
 2. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.2 
 3. Johnson, Hod H.2.0 
 4. Blair, Ironi N.1.7 
 5. Reynolds, Lev H.1.5 
 6. Webb, Ironi R.1.4 
 7. Thondique, Hapoel1.4 
 8. Clemente, Kiryat T.1.4 
 9. Bacon, Elitzur Ram.1.3 
 10. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.1 


LeBron James Eyes Romeo Travis, Israel - by David Pick

I'll be honest. In September 2010, upon reading that Israel's Division I mediocre team Barak Netanya acquired Romeo Travis, the 2003 St. Vincent St. Mary (SVSM) national high school champion, I thought 'Who?'

Don't get me wrong. I was always aware of the Fab 5 gang from Ohio; I simply couldn't remember any of their names except -- LeBron James. To my surprise, during that very season, Travis, one of the Fab 5, who bounced around in Spain and Germany before landing in Israel, became a force within the league. He established himself as a pillar of the team as Netanya unexpectedly reached the state cup finals.

In 2011, Travis joined Galil/Gilboa and currently averages 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, leading his team to the 2nd seed in the country. Galil recently clinched the European Balkan League title where Romeo earned All Forward of the Year honors, posting 13.4 points, 6.6 boards and 2.2 dimes per game.

Still, who was Romeo Travis? I thus began my quest to learn more about the Akron native who invented the human 'Washing Machine' dance.

Back in December 2010, before a home game, I caught Travis warming up on the sidelines with a fresh pair of kicks that were yet to make their way to local Nike stores. 'Aren't those the new LeBron's?' I asked Travis, whose face lit up with a smile as he replied, 'Yup, this is my birthday present, man.'

And that's when it hit me. Although they haven't shared a locker room for over nine years, Travis' high school teammate, Miami Heat's basketball phenom LeBron James still remains in touch. Constantly.

'Rome (Romeo) and I talk all the time,' James told Eurobasket. 'We talk after tough games and great games. I'll always support him just like he will always support me. That's what family is all about.'

Prior to signing with Netanya, Travis and James met at SVSM's high school gym to work on their game. Netanya's offer to play pro ball in Israel was on the table and Travis turned to James for guidance.

'I told him that Israel had one of the best international leagues and it was an amazing opportunity. I've heard so many amazing things about the country and can't wait to visit,' said James, who in 2006 experienced some Israeli ball when playing a pre-season exhibition game with the Cavs against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Right before pounding the New York Knicks in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs series and just 48 hours before Travis hits the playoff battles in Gan Ner, I caught up with 'King James'.

'Its amazing,' James pleasingly reacted to the journey of the SVSM Fab 5, who were all inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame last summer. 'To see where we started, just a bunch of kids from Akron, and now everyone has great things going. Those guys (Dru Joyce III, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee and Travis) are one of the best things to happen in my life and I love seeing everyone succeed.'

Travis and James always planned to reunite on the court and declared mission accomplished this past July while representing Akron in the Cleveland Pro-Am games.

'Playing with Romeo is awesome no matter where. Could be in summer league, high school, or my backyard in Akron,' James commented.

While Travis hopes to protect Akron's summer title in the Pro-Am games, James has other plans. International ones. 'This summer is all about the Olympics,' James says. 'It's going to be tough to do the (Pro-Am) game again this year.'

James, behind the eight ball ever since entering the league in 2003, is still in search of his first NBA ring. Playing his best and most dominant season yet, James admits that winning MVP 'would be a great honor, but nothing is more important to me than an NBA championship. It's all that matters right now.'

During the recent NBA lockout, James entertained the idea of visiting the Holy Land and supporting Travis from courtside. 'Ive loved watching his success and I would love to see Rome play in Israel, which has a great level of play. Not sure when, but visiting Israel is definitely on my list.'

Israeli businessman Ra'anan Katz, a partial shareholder of the Heat and former partner of Maccabi Tel Aviv, still financially contributes to Israeli teams. However, Katz and James have yet to discuss bringing the Heat to hoop in Israel.

'We've never discussed about that,' James confessed, 'but as I said, I definitely want to go to Israel. If it's to play hoops, even better.'

While Travis made a habit of joining James in the United States during the post season, it seems that Galil's hopes of reaching the Final Four will keep Travis on this side of the Atlantic for now.



National League Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nes-Ziona - Hapoel T-A 86-81

Ironi Nes-Ziona tied things up in the semifinal series versus Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Ironi Nes-Ziona dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Tel-Aviv's 20 and made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 32-19 including 24 on the defensive glass. American forward Gabe Blair (203-87, college: Wichita St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Raz Zehavian (197-82) contributed with 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American swingman Corry Carr (192-75, college: Texas Tech) replied with 17 points and 5 assists and the former international Matan Naor (195-80) added 16 points in the effort for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: G.Blair 21+10reb, R.Zehavian 20+8reb+2ast, B.Benn 17+3reb+3ast, D.Bank 11+1reb+2ast, T.Karpels 9+2reb+1ast, T.Michael Dunne 6+4reb+3ast
Hapoel T-A: C.Carr 17+1reb+5ast, M.Naor 16+4reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 14+4reb+1ast, B.Timor 11+3reb+6ast, G.Eytan 8+1reb+3ast, D.Stitt 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 175670


Elitzur Yavne - Macc.B.Yaakov 103-109

Maccabi Beer Yaakov toppled Elitzur Yavne on the road to advance into the Final. Elitzur Yavne was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 68-59 second half run of Beer Yaakov. Beer Yaakov shot 28 for 39 from the free-throw line, while Elitzur Yavne only scored twelve points from the stripe. Beer Yaakov forced 19 Elitzur Yavne turnovers. Elitzur Yavne was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-87) scored 36 points (!!!) (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Nate Miller (193-87, college: Bowling Green) chipped in 11 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five Beer Yaakov players scored in double figures. American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) scored 22 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: Y.Bet-Yosef 36+2reb+3ast, J.Hall 22+6reb, D.Housman 17+3reb+4ast, I.Simin 13+2reb+4ast, N.Miller 11+13reb+5ast, C.Watson 9+2reb
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 33+7reb, E.Engel 26+2reb+2ast, E.Hofman 22+8reb+4ast, N.Golan 7+1reb+6ast, A.Cohen 6+8reb+2ast, Y.Levi 5+8reb
gschID: 175671



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  ITALY   

stats leader

Points Per Game
 Bernardo MUSSO
  Napoli
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Musso, Napoli19.8 
 2. Evangelisti, Recan.17.0 
 3. Portannese, Torino16.4 
 4. Poltroneri, Perugia16.2 
 5. Prandin, Casalp.15.2 
 6. Rugolo, San Severo14.9 
 7. Benevelli, Orlandi.14.6 
 8. Tagliabue, Ruvo14.5 
 9. Mei, Comsum.it SI14.3 
 10. Ferrarese, Castel.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Rossi, Chieti12.7 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli9.9 
 3. Tagliabue, Ruvo8.7 
 4. Baldi Rossi, Perug.8.1 
 5. Borra, Treviglio8.1 
 6. Benevelli, Orlandi.8.0 
 7. Gandini, Trieste7.9 
 8. Simeoli, Comsum.i.7.8 
 9. Raminelli, Castell.7.5 
 10. Tessitori, Comsum.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bernardo MUSSO
  Napoli
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Musso, Napoli4.2 
 2. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.2 
 3. Traini, Recanati3.9 
 4. Marino, Treviglio3.9 
 5. Stanic, Fabriano3.6 
 6. Circosta, Anagni3.5 
 7. Guarino, Ferentino3.4 
 8. Santolamazza, Ana.3.2 
 9. Ferrarese, Castell.3.0 
 10. Vico, Matera3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Roberto MAGGIO
  Pavia
  (183-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Maggio, Pavia3.0 
 2. Malamov, Anagni2.9 
 3. Bertolazzi, Omegna2.9 
 4. Iardella, Fabriano2.9 
 5. Rivali, Santarcang.2.8 
 6. Rossi, Chieti2.8 
 7. Mei, Comsum.it SI2.8 
 8. Portannese, Torino2.7 
 9. Musso, Napoli2.7 
 10. Maiocco, Pavia2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.2.1 
 2. Ancellotti, Santar.1.7 
 3. Borra, Treviglio1.5 
 4. Raminelli, Castell.1.1 
 5. Cazzaniga, Pavia1.1 
 6. Pascolo, Trento1.1 
 7. Candido, San Seve.1.0 
 8. Cotani, Castelletto1.0 
 9. Rossi, Chieti0.9 
 10. Benevelli, Orland.0.9 


Best players of Italian Lega2 round 29 - by Eurobasket News

American Bobby Jones (201-F-84) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Giorgio Tesi PT and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 29.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds, while his team crushed MarcoPoloShop (#15, 8-19) with 21-point margin 94-73. Giorgio Tesi PT is placed at 2nd position in Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Giorgio Tesi PT will need more victories to improve their 18-10 record. In the team's last game Jones had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Giorgio Tesi PT's top player in his first season with the team. The University of Washington graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jones is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.0rpg) and averages solid 54.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Slovenian guard Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87) of Assi Ostuni. Klobucar impressed basketball fans with 28 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for Assi Ostuni to edge the higher-ranked Fileni BPA (#7, 13-14) by 2 points 88-86. Assi Ostuni's 11th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-15 record. Klobucar is a newcomer at Assi Ostuni and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) of Fileni BPA (#7). Maggioli showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Maggioli's great performance Fileni BPA lost 86-88 to the lower-ranked Assi Ostuni (#11, 12-15). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Fileni BPA ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just thirteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Maggioli could help Fileni BPA to bring them higher in the standings. Maggioli has a great season in Italy. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 7.9rpg (4th best). He also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 61.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mario West (195-G-84) of Tezenis Verona - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Folarin Campbell (192-G-86) of S.Antimo - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Riccardo Cervi (215-C-91) of Trenkwalder - 13 points and 10 rebounds
7. James Thomas (203-F/C-80) of Givova Scafati - 11 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Antonio Porta (187-G-83) of Tezenis Verona - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Dejan Borovnjak (207-F/C-86) of Enel Brindisi - 18 points and 8 rebounds
10. Nestoras Kommatos (203-F-77) of S.Antimo - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Italian SerieA round 32 best performance: Ksistof Lavrinovic - by Eurobasket News

Lithuanian center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Montepaschi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 32.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Banco di Sard. (#4, 18-12) 92-85. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Montepaschi to consolidate first place in the Italian SerieA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Montepaschi has a very solid 23-7 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Lavrinovic had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Montepaschi, through which he has constantly improved. Ksistof Lavrinovic averages this season 10.6ppg and 5.5rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old Bulgarian Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86, agency: Beo Basket) of Fabi Shoes. Ivanov had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Fabi Shoes cruised to a 96-85 relatively comfortable win over Otto Caserta (12-18). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Fabi Shoes managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 13th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-18 record. Ivanov is one of the most experienced players at Fabi Shoes and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Andre Smith (203-F-85) of Pepsi Caserta (#14). Smith scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Smith's great performance Otto Caserta lost 85-96 to Fabi Shoes (12-18). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Otto Caserta ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 18 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Smith could help Otto Caserta to bring them higher in the standings. Smith has a great season in Italy. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.4ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 7.7rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Lighty (195-G/F-88) of Vanoli CR - 17 points and 9 rebounds
5. Drake Diener (196-G-81) of Banco di Sard. - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Doron Perkins (188-PG-83) of Bennet Cantu - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Pietro Aradori (194-SG-88) of Montepaschi - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Tony Easley (206-F-87) of Banco di Sard. - 22 points and 8 rebounds
9. Valerio Mazzola (205-F/C-88) of Fabi Shoes - 21 points and 9 rebounds
10. Phil Goss (186-G-83) of Cimberio VA - 14 points and 10 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi20.4 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH17.4 
 3. Hale, Mitsubis.17.3 
 4. Orimo, Hokkaido L.16.3 
 5. Kanamaru, Panasoni.15.7 
 6. McFarlin, Tochigi15.6 
 7. Lewis, Hokkaido L.14.2 
 8. Igarashi, Mitsubis.13.9 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota A.12.9 
 10. Moss, Toshiba BT12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.8 
 2. McFarlin, Tochigi9.7 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.5 
 4. Moss, Toshiba BT8.5 
 5. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.4 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.2 
 7. Allen, Mitsubis.7.4 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.7.2 
 9. Lewis, Hokkaido L.7.0 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi4.5 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubis.4.0 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.8 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin SH3.6 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.9 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
 7. Kashiwakura, Hitac.2.7 
 8. Watanabe, Panason.2.7 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi2.5 
 10. Kinoshita, Panaso.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi1.8 
 2. Sato, Hitachi SR1.7 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.6 
 4. Hirose, Panasoni.1.6 
 5. Hale, Mitsubis.1.5 
 6. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.4 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.4 
 9. Igarashi, Mitsubis.1.3 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitac.
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.6 
 2. Richardson, Aishin1.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Toyota1.1 
 4. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.1 
 5. Diouf, Hokkaido L.0.9 
 6. Merritt, Toshi.0.8 
 7. Aono, Panasonic T.0.8 
 8. Moss, Toshiba BT0.8 
 9. Hale, Mitsubis.0.8 
 10. O''Bannon, Panaso.0.8 


Standings - BJ League

BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 37-15 
 2. Yokohama BC 31-21 
 3. Akita NH 28-24 
 4. Niigata Albirex 28-24 
 5. Toyama Grouses 25-27 
 6. Sendai 89ers 25-27 
 7. Iwate Big Bulls 19-33 
 8. Shinshu BW 18-34 
 9. Chiba Jets 18-34 
 10. Saitama Bron. 16-36 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 39-13 
 2. Osaka Evessa 35-17 
 3. Kyoto Hannar. 34-18 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 33-19 
 5. Fukuoka Rizing 33-19 
 6. Shimane SM 28-24 
 7. Oita H.Devils 23-29 
 8. Miyazaki SS 22-30 
 9. Takamatsu FA 2-50 

Regular Season: Round 58

Apr. 29: Iwate Big Bulls - Chiba Jets 97-82
Apr. 29: Osaka Evessa - Shiga L-Stars 92-79
Apr. 29: Fukuoka Rizing - Kyoto Hannar. 77-70
Apr. 29: Shinshu BW - Hamamatsu P. 72-90
Apr. 29: Toyama Grouses - Okinawa GK 63-75
Apr. 29: Saitama Bron. - Niigata Albirex 54-95
Apr. 29: Miyazaki SS - Shimane SM 54-81
Apr. 29: Sendai 89ers - Yokohama BC 53-63
Apr. 29: Takamatsu FA - Oita H.Devils 52-106


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Shimane SM
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Parker, Shimane SM23.1 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka21.7 
 3. Hargrow, Chiba J.21.6 
 4. Staten, Chiba Jets21.2 
 5. Cummings, Oita H.21.1 
 6. Woods, Akita NH20.7 
 7. Flowers, Saitama19.4 
 8. Fitzgerald, Sendai18.9 
 9. Burrell, Yokohama.18.7 
 10. White, Oita H.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.14.4 
 2. Hamilton, Fukuok.11.4 
 3. Staten, Chiba Jets11.0 
 4. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.8 
 5. Searcy, Toyama G.10.7 
 6. Malloy, Iwate B.10.5 
 7. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.4 
 8. Roberts, Shins.10.2 
 9. Blackledge, Osaka10.0 
 10. Burrell, Yokohama.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Satterfield, Saita.6.7 
 2. Takushi, Oita H.5.9 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.6 
 4. Shimura, Sendai5.3 
 5. Dixon, Hamamats.5.2 
 6. Yamamoto, Shima.4.8 
 7. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.7 
 8. Yamamoto, Iwate B.4.5 
 9. Staten, Chiba Jets4.4 
 10. Namizato, Okina.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jamel STATEN
  Chiba Jets
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Staten, Chiba Jets2.8 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka2.6 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.4 
 4. Smith, Takamats.2.1 
 5. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.0 
 6. Humphrey, Saitama2.0 
 7. Joho, Toyama G.1.8 
 8. Dixon, Hamamats.1.8 
 9. Klaiber, Iwate B.1.8 
 10. Arnold, Hamamats.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.8 
 2. Blackledge, Osaka3.0 
 3. Singleton, Sendai2.9 
 4. Broxsie, Chiba Jets2.5 
 5. Blackledge, Hamama.2.1 
 6. Marshall, Osaka E.1.6 
 7. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.6 
 8. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.6 
 9. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.4 
 10. Moliva, Chiba Jets1.3 


Okinawa GK wins BJ League Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in BJ League just ended.

The most important game in the last round took place in Fukuoka between third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (34-18) and fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (33-19) on Sunday night. Kyoto Hannar. was defeated by Fukuoka Rizing in a tough game on the road 70-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kyoto Hannar.. The game without a history. Fukuoka Rizing led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 26 personal fouls committed by Kyoto Hannar. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Top Notch Sports) fired 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: VVG Sports) chipped in 22 points. Forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota, agency: SportsTalent) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for lost side. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side keeps the third position with 18 games lost.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Osaka. Second ranked Osaka Evessa faced 4th ranked Shiga L-Stars. Host Osaka Evessa (35-17) defeated guests from Shiga (33-19) 92-79. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Michael Bell (206-82, college: Florida Atlantic) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Wayne Marshall contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) replied with 19 points for Shiga L-Stars. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa maintains second position with 35-17 record having just two points less than leader Okinawa GK. Shiga L-Stars lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 19 games lost. They share the position with Fukuoka Rizing.
Leader Okinawa GK delivered the 39th victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Toyama Grouses (25-27) 75-63. The game was also dominated by American players. Jeff Newton had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Okinawa GK's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side Devin Searcy responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Okinawa GK have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 39-13 record. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. They share the position with Sendai 89ers.
Leader Hamamatsu Phoenix recorded the 37th victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Shinshu BW (18-34) 90-72 in Nagano. American players dominated the game. Jermaine Dixon notched 29 points and 4 assists to lead the effort. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach Ryuji Kawai allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Hamamatsu Phoenix (37-15) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Shinshu BW lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 34 games lost.
The game in Miyazaki supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Shimane Magic (28-24) played at the court of 8th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (22-30). Shimane Magic smashed Miyazaki Shining Suns 81-54 on Sunday. Edward Yamamoto fired 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Shimane Magic's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Shimane Magic moved-up to third place, which they share with Niigata Albirex and Akita NH. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 30 games lost.

Rest of the games of round 58 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Oita H.Devils crushed Takamatsu FA in a road game 106-52. Saitama Bron. was smashed by Niigata Albirex at home 54-95. Chiba Jets lost to Iwate Big Bulls on the opponent's court 82-97. Sendai 89ers unfortunately lost to Yokohama BC in a home game 53-63.
The best stats of 58th round was 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds by T.J. Cummings of Oita H.Devils.


Takamatsu FA - Oita H.Devils 52-106

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Takamatsu FA (2-50) was crushed at home by seventh ranked Oita Heat Devils (23-29) 106-52 on Sunday. The game without a history. Oita Heat Devils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Takamatsu FA to an opponent 24.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 56.5 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Takamatsu FA 59-35 including a 47-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Oita Heat Devils looked well-organized offensively handing out 32 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Takamatsu FA's players. American forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA, agency: Top Notch Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners. The other American import guard Matt Lottich (193-82, college: Stanford) chipped in 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. STVn center Nyika Williams (203-87, college: Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 32 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Hiroyuki Kikuchi (192-83) added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Oita Heat Devils have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 23-29 record. Takamatsu FA lost nineteenth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 50 games lost.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: N.Williams 32+10reb, M.Suzuki 10+6reb+1ast, H.Kikuchi 8+11reb+3ast, S.Takada 2+2reb+1ast, M.Kita 0+3reb, K.Tsutsumi 0
Oita H.Devils: T.Cummings 33+13reb+2ast, M.Lottich 23+9reb+5ast, W.White 16+15reb+1ast, D.Hayakawa 12+6reb+2ast, M.Ohara 7+1reb+1ast, S.Umemiya 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 142334


Fukuoka Rizing - Kyoto Hannar. 77-70

The most important game in the last round took place in Fukuoka between third ranked Kyoto Hannar. (34-18) and fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (33-19) on Sunday night. Kyoto Hannar. was defeated by Fukuoka Rizing in a tough game on the road 70-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kyoto Hannar.. The game without a history. Fukuoka Rizing led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 26 personal fouls committed by Kyoto Hannar. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Top Notch Sports) fired 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: VVG Sports) chipped in 22 points. Forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota, agency: SportsTalent) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and guard Jermaine Boyette (188-78, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukuoka Rizing moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Kyoto Hannar. at the other side keeps the third position with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Boyette 18+8reb+1ast, R.Rickert 14+15reb+2ast, T.Kawabe 11+1reb, L.Cummard 8+7reb+3ast, L.Allred 6+4reb, B.Camara 6+4reb
Fukuoka Rizing: C.Dixon 24+4reb+4ast, K.Palmer 22+4reb+3ast, J.Dearman 10+3reb, G.Hamilton 7+17reb+3ast, S.Ishitani 6+2reb+1ast, J.Nakanishi 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 142335


Miyazaki SS - Shimane SM 54-81

The game in Miyazaki supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Shimane Magic (28-24) played at the court of 8th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (22-30). Shimane Magic smashed Miyazaki Shining Suns 81-54 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-54. Shimane Magic made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Shimane Magic outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 47-32 including a 40-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Point guard Edward Yamamoto (173-86) fired 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds. Four Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. Shimane Magic's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Lewis Witcher (206-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Shimane Magic moved-up to third place, which they share with Niigata Albirex and Akita NH. Miyazaki Shining Suns lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 30 games lost.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 20+7reb+1ast, L.Witcher 10+7reb+3ast, Y.Kojima 9+6reb+1ast, T.Shimizu 6+6reb+5ast, Y.Tsubasa 5+3reb+2ast, T.Ito 2+1reb
Shimane SM: M.Parker 18+9reb, E.Yamamoto 17+7reb+3ast, M.Williams 14+1ast, J.Davis 11+14reb, S.Nakama 6+1ast, B.Puckett 5+7reb+2ast
gschID: 142336


Toyama Grouses - Okinawa GK 63-75

Leader Okinawa GK delivered the 39th victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Toyama Grouses (25-27) 75-63. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Toyama Grouses managed to win third quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Toyama Grouses 47-33 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was also dominated by American players. Center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Dillion Sneed (203-84, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Okinawa GK players scored in double figures. Okinawa GK's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side power forward Devin Searcy (208-89, college: Dayton, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: SDJ Sports) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Okinawa GK have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 39-13 record. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the fifth place with 27 games lost. They share the position with Sendai 89ers.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: D.Searcy 13+9reb+2ast, I.Brown 13+7reb+2ast, L.Turner 10+5reb, M.Joho 9+2reb+1ast, B.Harper 7+3reb, R.Horikawa 5+1reb
Okinawa GK: J.Newton 16+13reb+3ast, D.Sneed 14+8reb, D.Palmer 14+2reb+1ast, N.Kosuge 14+3reb+2ast, N.Namizato 6+6reb+4ast, A.McHenry 4+9reb
gschID: 142330


Shinshu BW - Hamamatsu P. 72-90

Leader Hamamatsu Phoenix recorded the 37th victory. This time they beat 7th ranked Shinshu BW (18-34) 90-72 in Nagano. The game was mostly controlled by Hamamatsu Phoenix. Shinshu BW was better in third quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hamamatsu Phoenix made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. Guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) notched 29 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Wayne Arnold (193-84, college: Tennessee St., agency: ACMT) supported him with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach Ryuji Kawai allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds by power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) did not help to save the game for Shinshu BW. Guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) added 14 points and 5 assists for lost side. Hamamatsu Phoenix (37-15) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Shinshu BW lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 34 games lost.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: L.Roberts 24+10reb, D.Raivio 14+1reb+5ast, E.Morris 9+9reb+2ast, Y.Suzuki 7+1reb+2ast, T.Hughes 5+7reb, S.Yosuke 5
Hamamatsu P.: J.Dixon 29+4reb+4ast, W.Arnold 22+5reb+6ast, J.Parmer 18+9reb, A.Ohta 7+5reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 5+1ast, L.Pomare 4+9reb+1ast
gschID: 142331


Saitama Bron. - Niigata Albirex 54-95

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Niigata Albirex (28-24) smashed on the road 10th ranked Saitama Broncos (16-36) 95-54 on Sunday. The game without a history. Niigata Albirex led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Niigata Albirex looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Saitama Broncos' players. American forward Erron Maxey (198-78, college: Providence) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Kimitake Sato (186-84) chipped in 19 points. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. American swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jayme Miller (203-85) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Niigata Albirex moved-up to third place, which they share with Akita NH and Shimane SM. Loser Saitama Broncos keep the tenth position with 36 games lost.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 18+5reb+2ast, J.Miller 14+6reb+2ast, D.Terashita 9+3reb, S.Kent 5, Y.Kitamuki 5+3reb+2ast, J.Porter 3+17reb
Niigata Albirex: K.Sato 19+4reb+1ast, S.Komatsu 17+1reb+1ast, E.Maxey 15+13reb+3ast, Y.Ikeda 10+1reb+2ast, D.Gordon 10+5reb+5ast, B.Davis 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 142332


Osaka Evessa - Shiga L-Stars 92-79

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Osaka. Second ranked Osaka Evessa faced 4th ranked Shiga L-Stars. Host Osaka Evessa (35-17) defeated guests from Shiga (33-19) 92-79. It looked good early as Shiga L-Stars took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Osaka Evessa had a 25-18 second period charge getting the lead and Shiga L-Stars were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-92. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Michael Bell (206-82, college: Florida Atlantic) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. The other American import center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. American forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) replied with 19 points and guard Yu Okada (184-83) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Shiga L-Stars. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Osaka Evessa maintains second position with 35-17 record having just two points less than leader Okinawa GK. Shiga L-Stars lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with 19 games lost. They share the position with Fukuoka Rizing.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: J.Peppers 19+4reb+3ast, K.Hatano 13+4reb, R.Nixon 11+3reb+3ast, Y.Okada 9+4reb+4ast, D.Gomez Camargo 8+9reb, T.Fujiwara 8+2reb+4ast
Osaka Evessa: M.Obuchi 17+1reb+3ast, M.Bell 16+12reb+3ast, W.Marshall 15+5reb+5ast, S.Konno 14+1reb+1ast, K.Tyner 8+1reb+4ast, S.Takeda 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 142333


Iwate Big Bulls - Chiba Jets 97-82

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Iwate Big Bulls and 8th ranked Chiba Jets had identical 18-33 record. This time Iwate Big Bulls used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Chiba 97-82 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Iwate Big Bulls. Chiba Jets was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: SDJ Sports) fired 23 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guyanese-American forward Gordon Klaiber (206-83, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Higher Level Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. Four Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. American guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: SDJ Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists and Cameroonian forward Gaston Moliva (202-85, college: Richmond) added 22 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Iwate Big Bulls (19-33) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position. Chiba Jets lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 34 games lost.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: J.Staten 27+12reb+9ast, G.Moliva 22+12reb+1ast, H.Sato 9+4reb+1ast, A.Broxsie 8+8reb+1ast, T.Ishida 8+1reb+3ast, Shouta 8+4reb+2ast
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Kennedy 23+9reb+5ast, G.Klaiber 20+11reb+2ast, J.Boykin 17+2reb+1ast, L.Malloy 15+13reb, H.Kantake 9, Y.Yamamoto 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 142328


Sendai 89ers - Yokohama BC 53-63

Rather predictable result when second ranked Yokohama BC (31-21) beat on the road 5th ranked Sendai 89ers (25-27) 63-53 on Sunday. American players dominated also this game. Forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul, agency: Top Notch Sports) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and forward Johnny Dukes (203-84, college: San Bernardino CC) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Yokohama BC have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 31-21 record having six points less than leader Okinawa GK. Sendai 89ers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 27 games lost.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: D.Fitzgerald 21+9reb+1ast, J.Dukes 10+7reb+7ast, T.Komoda 9+5reb, R.Singleton 7+8reb+1ast, F.Toncinic 4+5reb+1ast, D.Takaoka 3+4reb
Yokohama BC: J.Burrell 16+8reb+3ast, M.Kabaya 13+4reb+2ast, D.Burns 13+4reb+5ast, M.Simmons 7+2reb, P.Faye 4+3reb, C.McFarland 4+2reb
gschID: 142329



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Kaspiy register second win in Bronze medals series - by Eurobasket News

Kaspiy - Tobol 80:79

Kaspiy Aktau recorded the second straight win in the D1 consolation final series. They nipped Tobol at home court to take 2-0 lead. Six Kaspiy players scored in double digits to pace the effort. Andrei Malyshev (208-C-85) came up with 17 points for the winners.
Kaspiy unloaded 29 points in the opening quarter to surge ahead. They accumulated a 6-point lead ten minutes into the game. Tobol slowed the hosts down in the second frame cutting the deficit to a single point at halftime 47:48. Tobol spurred in front in the third term. They established a 67:65 lead with one period remaining. Kaspiy turned on aggressive defence in the final quarter. They limited their opponents to just 12 points in the frame and eked out a narrow difficult win at the end. Gytis Andrijauskas (188-PG-86) accounted for 13 points, while Konstantin Dvirniy (192-G-88) and Dmitri Dogadin (205-F-81) contributed 11 points apiece for the winners. Timur Sultanov (178-PG-81) answered with 15 points for Tobol. Pavel Mikheev (200-F-83) knocked down 14 points in the loss.

Kaspiy: Andrei Malyshev 17, Gytis Andrijauskas 13, Konstantin Dvirniy 11, Dmitri Dogadin 11
Tobol: Timur Sultanov 15, Pavel Mikheev 14



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  KOSOVO   


Trepca is the Cup winner - by Eurobasket News

Trepca won the 2012 Cup trophy. They outplayed Bashkimi in the Big Final 86-71. The game was played last night at Karagac court in Peja. Emir Zimic (215-C-86, agency: World Sport Agency) was the leading player in victory with 20 points. Drilon Hajrizi (208-C-91) secured a great help adding 15 points in this win. Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan) and Besnik Azemi (198-F/C-89) followed with 14 points each.
Trepca eliminated Sigal Prishtina in the Semifinals. It was a 87-76 victory for the Mitrovica team. Drilon Hajrizi exploded with 27 points for the winners. Jaleel Nelson had 18 points and Emir Zimic registered 12 points, plus 5 blocks. John Gilchrist (187-G-84, college: Maryland) responded with 24 points in defeat and Gerald Inman (208-F-87, college: Rutgers) had 24.
Peja was the Cup winner last season.



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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (203-G-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Peiners, LU19.0 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera18.8 
 3. Mayo, Liepaja18.2 
 4. Lucas, Valmiera16.7 
 5. Ozols, Jurmala16.4 
 6. Krumins, Jelgava15.8 
 7. Mediss, Turiba15.5 
 8. Young, Ventspils14.8 
 9. Bankevics, Valmiera14.3 
 10. Timma, Liepaja14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ervins JONATS
  Jurmala
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Jonats, Jurmala9.3 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera8.0 
 3. Willard, Ventspils7.8 
 4. Dargais, LU7.8 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga7.6 
 6. Mednis, Turiba6.7 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera6.3 
 8. Timma, Liepaja6.1 
 9. Butjankovs, Valmi.5.8 
 10. Nelson, Jelgava5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Mayo, Liepaja4.8 
 2. Lucas, Valmiera4.4 
 3. Kravcenko, Liepaja4.0 
 4. Coders, Jurmala3.6 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava3.3 
 6. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.0 
 7. Silavs, Jelgava2.9 
 8. Valters, VEF Riga2.9 
 9. Gray, Ventspils2.9 
 10. Peiners, LU2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kristaps KANBERGS
  Jelgava
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.9 
 2. Peiners, LU1.8 
 3. Timma, Liepaja1.7 
 4. Mayo, Liepaja1.6 
 5. Osins, LU1.6 
 6. Gray, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala1.4 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava1.4 
 9. Kosuskins, Jurmala1.4 
 10. Piternieks, Turiba1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Valmiera
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera1.5 
 2. Berzins, VEF Riga1.5 
 3. Leiteris, Liepaja1.0 
 4. Ozols, Jurmala0.9 
 5. Cain, VEF Riga0.9 
 6. Jonats, Jurmala0.8 
 7. Plivda, LU0.7 
 8. Duselis, Jelgava0.6 
 9. Meiers, Ventspils0.6 
 10. Mednis, Turiba0.5 



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Byblos
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Penigar, Byblos28.5 
 2. Khatib, Champville27.3 
 3. Spencer, Al Riyadi25.8 
 4. Gray, Byblos24.6 
 5. Youngblood, Anibal22.2 
 6. Johnson, Sagesse22.0 
 7. Johnson, Moutahed21.3 
 8. Hoskin, Champville19.6 
 9. Souaid, Bejjeh18.9 
 10. Khoury, Sagesse18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Desmond PENIGAR
  Byblos
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Penigar, Byblos12.1 
 2. Crump, Sagesse11.5 
 3. Ismail, Al Riyadi11.4 
 4. Thompson, Champvil.11.1 
 5. Hoskin, Champville10.0 
 6. Trim, Moutahed9.2 
 7. Hamdar, Hoops8.9 
 8. Bawji, Moutahed8.3 
 9. Bou Abboud, Bejjeh7.6 
 10. Fakhreddine, Hoo.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ali MAHMOUD
  Al Riyadi
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi6.3 
 2. Akl, Anibal6.0 
 3. Johnson, Moutahed5.8 
 4. Ismail, Al Riyadi5.6 
 5. Gray, Byblos5.5 
 6. Khatib, Champville5.3 
 7. Johnson, Sagesse4.7 
 8. Spencer, Al Riyadi4.4 
 9. Barada, Byblos4.3 
 10. Youngblood, Anibal3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jasmon YOUNGBLOOD
  Anibal
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Youngblood, Anibal3.0 
 2. Johnson, Moutahed2.7 
 3. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.5 
 4. Estephane, Champvi.2.2 
 5. Spencer, Al Riyadi2.1 
 6. Akl, Anibal1.7 
 7. Johnson, Sagesse1.7 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.6 
 9. Souaid, Bejjeh1.6 
 10. Bou Abboud, Bejj.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ahmad ISMAIL
  Al Riyadi
  (205-F-76)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.8 
 2. Hamdar, Hoops1.6 
 3. Thompson, Champvil.1.5 
 4. Crump, Sagesse1.5 
 5. Vogel, Al Riyadi1.5 
 6. Sabra, Byblos1.4 
 7. Youngblood, Anibal1.2 
 8. Tabet, Anibal1.1 
 9. Hoskin, Champville1.1 
 10. Bou Abboud, Bejj.1.0 


Riyadi 2-1 vs Anibal in one of the best series for years. - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

In game 3 of one of the most exciting playoffs series in years Riyadi welcomed Anibal in Manara. The game saw the same situations of the previous games, Anibal leading from the first minutes of the game till the 4th quarter, this game saw one of the biggest performances of the season ,Andre Emmett scored 46 points which led his team to a very important win that confirmed back the home court advantage. Anibal started the game on a rocket tempo despite missing Ghaleb Reda with small a knee injury. Jay Youngblood had a huge night with 33pts , Leroy Hurd also had a big game he finished with 27pts. Riyadi's win was due to the big pergormance of Emmett, starting the 2nd quarter he scored from everywhere. On the other side Anibal were very focused on defense which create them easy points on offense but this defensive focus was soon to be forgotten due to foul problems of the players, Riyadi went back in the game in the 4th quarter minute after minute to tie the game and to take the lead , In the end Riyadi with his big exprience managed to secure game 3 in a dramatical way like in game 2 on the score of 88-81.

Game 4 is on next Wednesday and this game in Zahle is well waited due to the fanatisme of Zahle fans. The games of this series are seeing too much tension on the court from coaches , players and the most important between the fans, this shows how much the game is very important to the Lebanese.

In the other series Champville is leading easly the series 2-0 against Sagesse who are playing with one foreign player due the LBF didnt allow the registration of Joel Box before the start of the Final 4. Champville won game 1 on the score of 96-76 and game 2 101-75.

As for this series Riyadi now is 2-1 after loosing game 1 in Manara on the score of 68-77 and winning game 2 in Zahle on the score of 85-82.



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  LIGA AMERICAS   

Standings

Liga Americas Standings
Group G
 1. Pioneros 2-1 
 2. La Union 2-1 
 3. Obras 1-2 
 4. Uniceub/BRB 1-2 
Stage Two Standings

Top 4: Round 3

Apr. 29: Pioneros - Obras 87-79
Apr. 29: La Union - Uniceub/BRB 100-85


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tony WASHAM
  Obras
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Washam, Obras19.6 
 2. Ayuso, Arecibo18.7 
 3. Lewis, La Union17.3 
 4. Hickerson, Bucan.16.3 
 5. Nunes, Itabom/B.16.2 
 6. Silva, Un.15.8 
 7. Smith, La Union15.3 
 8. Hornsby, Pioneros15.1 
 9. Dos Santos, Unice.15.0 
 10. Elliott, Cocodril.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregory LEWIS
  La Union
  (198-F-78)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Lewis, La Union8.7 
 2. Garces, Arecibo8.3 
 3. Hickerson, Bucan.7.3 
 4. Nunes, Itabom/B.7.3 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras6.8 
 6. Colmenares, Cocod.6.4 
 7. Giovannoni, Unice.6.2 
 8. Graterol, Cocodril.6.2 
 9. Agba, Itabom/Bauru6.0 
 10. Washam, Obras5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Unice.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Dos Santos, Unice.5.9 
 2. Pinnock, Arecibo5.0 
 3. Ribeiro, Un.4.6 
 4. Konsztatd, Obras4.3 
 5. Taylor, Itabom/B.4.2 
 6. Farabello, La Union3.6 
 7. Elliott, Cocodrilos3.5 
 8. Osimani, Obras3.0 
 9. Perez, La Union2.8 
 10. Cedeno, Bucaneros2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Carl ELLIOTT
  Cocodrilos
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.5 
 2. Elsener, Obras2.1 
 3. Washam, Obras1.8 
 4. Colmenares, Cocod.1.8 
 5. Dos Santos, Unice.1.8 
 6. Deodato, Itabom/B.1.7 
 7. Lewis, La Union1.7 
 8. Ribeiro, Un.1.7 
 9. Pinnock, Arecibo1.5 
 10. Hornsby, Pioneros1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alirio DE SOUZA
  Un.
  (208-C-77)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. de Souza, Un.1.4 
 2. Pinnock, Arecibo1.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Bayona, Bucaneros1.2 
 5. Graterol, Cocodril.1.0 
 6. Wolkowyski, La Uni.0.9 
 7. Lewis, La Union0.9 
 8. Hickerson, Bucan.0.8 
 9. de Sousa, Itabom/.0.8 
 10. Centeno, Cocodril.0.7 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marcelo MAGALHAES
  Flame.
  (199-F/G-75)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Magalhaes, Flame.18.8 
 2. Ribeiro, Un.16.4 
 3. Vieira, Pinheiro.16.3 
 4. Giovannoni, Unice.15.3 
 5. Washam, Obras15.3 
 6. Jackson, Flamengo14.6 
 7. Melvin, Atenas13.7 
 8. Martinez, Malvin13.4 
 9. Kammerichs, Flame.13.4 
 10. Stallworth, Pinhe.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Guillermo KAMMERICHS
  Flame.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Kammerichs, Flame.11.6 
 2. Humphrey, Atenas8.0 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras7.7 
 4. Rodriguez, Pinhei.7.7 
 5. Myles, Malvin7.6 
 6. Giovannoni, Unice.7.3 
 7. Borsellino, Malvin7.2 
 8. Melvin, Atenas7.2 
 9. Tischer, Un.6.8 
 10. Jeffries, Malvin6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Unice.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dos Santos, Unice.5.3 
 2. Sucatzky, Atenas4.4 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.0 
 4. Jeffries, Malvin3.8 
 5. Figueroa, Pinheiro.3.7 
 6. Osimani, Obras3.7 
 7. Martinez, Malvin3.6 
 8. Fitipaldo, Malvin3.4 
 9. Magalhaes, Flame.3.4 
 10. Vieira, Pinheiro.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan Pablo FIGUEROA
  Pinheiro.
  (184-PG-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Figueroa, Pinheiro.2.0 
 2. Fitipaldo, Malvin2.0 
 3. Ribeiro, Un.2.0 
 4. Rodriguez, Pinhei.1.9 
 5. Tischer, Un.1.8 
 6. Silveira, Flamengo1.6 
 7. Mazzaro, Obras1.4 
 8. Silva, Un.1.3 
 9. Washam, Obras1.3 
 10. Espinoza, Obras1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Mineiro FERREIRA
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.4 
 2. Kammerichs, Flame.1.4 
 3. Humphrey, Atenas1.3 
 4. Reis, Un.0.8 
 5. Santos, Flamengo0.8 
 6. Espinoza, Obras0.7 
 7. Ribeiro, Un.0.6 
 8. Gutierrez, Obras0.6 
 9. Garcia, Atenas0.6 
 10. Myles, Malvin0.6 



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  LITHUANIA   

Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-.
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.21.5 
 2. Uzkuraitis, Delika.18.9 
 3. Birgelis, Matinga-.18.4 
 4. Rakauskas, Radvili.18.1 
 5. Jucikas, AB.17.8 
 6. Sragauskis, LKKA-.17.5 
 7. Maneikis, Meresta17.4 
 8. Varnelis, S.Marc.17.3 
 9. Giedraitis, ABRO-.16.1 
 10. Lengvinas, Nafta15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tautvydas SLEZAS
  Delikatesas
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Slezas, Delikatesas11.0 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.8 
 3.