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  APBL   



Former ACPBL MVP wins King of the Rock Title, again - by Mike Lee

While not many players can compete with the season that LeBron James has had - winning regular season and NBA Finals MVP awards, winning an NBA Championship, and winning an Olympic Gold Medal - Hugh Jones (6'5''-G/F-80) may have a pretty comparable argument. Known to many as "Baby Shaq", Jones last two years have been pretty memorable.

In 2010-11, Jones averaged 24.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game and was named Player of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL). He followed that up in 2011-12 by helping to lead the Beltsway Bombers to the ACPBL title. Individually, he was named to the All-ACPBL First Team, the ACPBL Final Four Team, and received numerous Player of the Week awards. Also, during 2011, Jones competed in and won the Red Bull King of the Rock tournament. Recently, Jones repeated as the 2012 champion in the King of the Rock tournament.

The King of the Rock tournament is a one-on-one basketball tournament held on the prison yard on the famed Alcatraz Island. The tournament features 64 streetballers vying for the title of "King of the Rock". This years tournament featured players from 23 different countries and Baby Shaq took home his second straight title.



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
North
 1. Libertad S. 4-0 
 2. Olimpico LB 3-1 
 3. Regatas C. 3-1 
 4. Atenas 2-2 
 5. Sionista 2-2 
 6. La Union 1-3 
 7. Quimsa 1-3 
 8. Union Progr. 0-4 
South
 1. Argentino 4-0 
 2. Obras 3-1 
 3. Boca Jrs 2-2 
 4. Lanus 2-2 
 5. Penarol 2-2 
 6. 9 de Julio 1-3 
 7. GECR Indalo 1-3 
 8. Wuber-Est.Bahia 1-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

North

Sep. 23: Regatas C. - Libertad S. 78-79 OT
Sep. 23: Olimpico LB - Union Progr. 71-69
Sep. 23: Sionista - Quimsa 64-78

South

Sep. 22: Obras - 9 de Julio 92-66
Sep. 23: Lanus - Penarol 90-91
Sep. 23: GECR Indalo - Wuber-Est.Bahia 87-82
Sep. 22: Boca Jrs - Argentino 59-75

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Sep. 28: Regatas C. - Atenas
Sep. 28: Quimsa - Union Progr.
Sep. 28: Sionista - Olimpico LB
Sep. 28: Libertad S. - La Union

South

Sep. 28: Boca Jrs - GECR Indalo
Sep. 28: Club 9 - Penarol
Sep. 28: Obras - Lanus
Sep. 28: Argentino - Wuber-Est.Bahia


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Richard ROBY
  Wuber-Es.
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22
 1. Roby, Wuber-Es.22.0 
 2. Graves, Libertad S.19.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras18.3 
 4. Osimani, Obras17.3 
 5. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.0 
 6. Nelson, 9 de Julio16.3 
 7. De los Santo., Arg.16.0 
 8. DeGroat, Boca Jrs15.8 
 9. Lewis, La Union15.8 
 10. Phillip, Union Pr.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.3 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.11.3 
 3. Sanchez, Libertad.9.0 
 4. Lewis, La Union8.8 
 5. Williams, Quimsa8.8 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras8.7 
 7. Nelson, 9 de Julio8.3 
 8. Seawright, GECR I.8.3 
 9. Kammerichs, Regat.8.0 
 10. Fierro, Atenas8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.0 
 2. Treise, Libertad S.5.0 
 3. Faggiano, Wuber-.4.5 
 4. Laprovittola, Lanus4.3 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.4.3 
 6. Aguirre, Quimsa4.0 
 7. Martinez, Regat.4.0 
 8. Osimani, Obras3.8 
 9. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 10. Salles, Olimpico.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ariel PAU
  Olimpico LB
  (186-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Pau, Olimpico LB3.3 
 2. De los Santo., Arg.2.8 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa2.8 
 4. Espinoza, Obras2.3 
 5. Ramirez, Olimpico.2.3 
 6. Phillip, Union Pro.2.0 
 7. Salles, Olimpico.2.0 
 8. Campazzo, Penarol2.0 
 9. Bulfoni, Atenas2.0 
 10. Laprovittola, Lan.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Lanus
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 2. Mata, Penarol1.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.3 
 4. Sanchez, Libertad.1.0 
 5. Wolkowyski, La Uni.1.0 
 6. Clancy, Olimpico.1.0 
 7. Williams, Quimsa1.0 
 8. Bulfoni, Atenas1.0 
 9. Weigand, Argentino0.8 
 10. Meyinsse, Sionista0.8 


TNA round 1 - by Facundo Iatzky

First round of TNA was played last weekend. Most of candidates won their games, being San martin corrientes the team that won with more difference. Obera TC, instituto, alianza viedma and Estudiantes concordia got a victory on the road. Best foreigner of last season, Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) started in a great level with 22 points. But the MVP of the round was Byron Johnson (201-F/C-80, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Belm.Abbey) of huracan Trelew who helped with 32 points and 10 rebounds.
Other outstanding players of the round:
Mateo Gaynor (198-G-90, agency: Regeneracom Sports), Aaron Williams, Lee Roberts and Emiliano Agostino



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  AUSTRALIA   


The Emus win U19 Oceania Championship series - by Eurobasket News

Australian Junior National Team took on their New Zealand counterparts in the U19 Oceania Championship series. The Emus retained their Oceania championship title sweeping the series. The victory also means the Emus advanced into U19 World Championship to be held next year in Czech Republic.
Australia U19 tipped off the series with an 85:64 win over Junior Tall Blacks. Dante Exum (193-PG-95) came up with 17 points to lead the charge. The Emus and Junior Tall Blacks were tied at 36 at halftime. But Australia went on a 30:13 run in the third term to clear off. They registered a comfortable win at the end. Jack Lopez and Dane Pineau (203-F-94) had 12 points each for the winners. Mathew Lacey (178-G-94) answered with 18 points for New Zealand. Reuben Te Rangi (201-F-94) had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Next game once again was dominated by the Emus. Australia cleared off to a 52:28 halftime lead and never looked back. The Emus clinched a 95:70 win at the end. Michael Rowley (200-F-94) accounted for 17 points, while Dante Exum added 16 points for the winners. Reuben Te Rangi answered with 26 points for the Kiwis.
The Emus completed the sweep with a 93:60 success in the third game. Dane Pineau came up with 18 points to lead the Emus. Mirko Djeric (191-PG-95) contributed 15 points for the winning side. Kennerley responded with 12 points, while Anamatu Haku (200-F/G-94) had 10 points for the Junior Tall Blacks.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 2: Rudupis - Kedainiai
Oct. 2: Tln Kalev - Barons kvartals
Oct. 4: Jelgava - Tartu Ulikool
Oct. 4: Liepaja - Valga



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  BOSNIA   


Bosnian champ wins tournament in Siroki - by Eurobasket News

Siroki WWin - Split 75-63

Siroki WWin was the host of very strong tournament this past weekend. The reigning Bosnian champion won the first place. They handed 75-63 loss to Split in the final game. Darko Planinic (211-C-90) and Vedran Morovic (184-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Olney Central CC) led the winners with 13 and 12 points respectively. Marko Sutalo (194-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) and Boris Barac (205-F-92) secured a nice help with 10 points, while Ramljak and Sakic added 9 pts apiece. In defeat, Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) was better than the others with 12 points. Dario Saric (208-F/C-94) and Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) netted 10 pts apiece. Split made 14-16 in the first ten minutes, but Siroki took control on its rival after for 36-27 lead at the halftime. Split cut the margin to 7 at the end of Q3, but Darko Planinic and his teammates shined when it mattered most and closed this game with 18-13. In the battle for third place, Zagreb was better than Jolly JBS 88-82.

Siroki WWin: Darko Planinic 13, Vedran Morovic 12, Marko Sutalo 10, Boris Barac 10
Split: Ivan Mimica 12, Dario Saric 10, Josip Sobin 10



Elvir Ovcina still recovers from knee injury - by Eurobasket News

LTi Giessen 46ers announced today that center Elvir Ovcina (210-F/C-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Syracuse) still recovers from knee injury. Reportedly, it is not clear yet when he will be ready to play. Ovcina signed a one-year contract extension with Giessen earlier this summer. He joined the club in January of 2010 and helped them to survive in 1.Bundesliga that season. The player had 14.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 2.8 apg in 14 games. He was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -10. Last season Elvir Ovcina had 11.4 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 2.2 apg for 33 games. His numbers were almost the same in 2010/11. Ovcina was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team -10, 12. Before Giessen, Elvir Ovcina played for Polzela and Bosna ASA BHT. He played for the Bosnian National Team from 1997 to 2005.


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  BRAZIL   

Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues

Paulista Standings
GroupA
 1. S.Jose/Unimed 8-2 
 2. Paulistano 8-3 
 3. Pinheiros/Sky 7-3 
 4. Gremio Mogi 7-4 
 5. Palmeiras 5-5 
 6. Suzano 4-7 
 7. Metodista/S.B. 2-8 
 8. Inter Santos 1-10 
GroupB
 1. Paschoalotto/B. 8-1 
 2. Winner/Limeira 7-2 
 3. Vivo/Franca 5-4 
 4. Liga Sorocaba 4-5 
 5. America 3-5 
 6. Jacarei 2-7 
 7. Rio Claro 2-7 
Stage Two Standings

Second Stage: Round 11

Sep. 22: Winner/Limeira - Vivo/Franca 90-80
Sep. 22: Gremio Mogi - Palmeiras 89-79
Sep. 23: Rio Claro - Liga Sorocaba 75-76
Sep. 22: Paulistano - Inter Santos 67-47
Sep. 22: Suzano - Metodista/S.B. 66-65

Second Stage: Round 12

Sep. 26: Inter Santos - S.Jose/Unimed
Sep. 26: Palmeiras - Paulistano
Sep. 26: Suzano - Gremio Mogi
Sep. 27: Liga Sorocaba - Winner/Limeira
Sep. 27: Vivo/Franca - Paschoalotto/B.
Sep. 27: Pinheiros/Sky - Metodista/S.B.
Sep. 26: America - Jacarei


Winner/Limeira climb at second position in Group B of Paulista League - by Eurobasket News

Winner/Limeira celebrated the seventh win at the second stage of Paulista League championship. They held off visiting Vivo/Franca 90:80 to improve at 7-2 record in Group B. Matheus Pereira (201-C-95) and Fernando Alvim (200-F-80) came up with 17 points each to lead the hosts. Vivo/Franca slipped at 5-4 record after the defeat. Winner/Limeira did not give too many chances for the visitors. The hosts exploded with a 51:31 rally in the first half. Vivo/Franca slowed their opponents down in the second half but struggled to get within striking distance. Winner/Limeira stayed in charge and earned a comfortable win at the end. Omar Carter (195-G-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Appalachian St.) delivered 15 points for the home side. Lucas Mariano (207-C-93) posted 32 points and 9 rebounds for Vivo/Franca. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) notched 16 points in the loss.
Gremio Mogi registered the 7th win as well. They toppled Palmeiras 89:79 at home court. Guilherme Filipin (191-G/F-83) delivered 20 points to lead the hosts. Gremio Mogi built a 32:26 halftime lead and protected well enough throughout the second half. Fabiao Pires (199-C-77) notched 15 points in the winning case. Caleb Brown (182-G-87, college: Austin Peay St.) reacted with 15 points for Palmeiras.



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  BULGARIA   


Radnicki Kragujevac outguns Lukoil Academik in preseason action - by Eurobasket News

Radnicki Kragujevac - Lukoil Academik Sofia 82-69

Radnicki Kragujevac and Lukoil Academik Sofia met in a friendly game yesterday. The Serbian squad celebrated 82-69 win in this meeting, which was played in Dimitrovgrad. Radnicki shined in Q2 and Q3 to take the victory against the reigning Bulgarian champion. Stefan Bircevic (209-F/C-89) stepped up for the winners with 16 points, while American Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) scored 12 points. Australian Mark Worthington (202-PF-83, college: Metro St.) and Milos Borisov (199-G/F-85) delivered 11 points each. In Lukoil, Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points, college: San Diego St.) exploded with 26 points and he was top-scorer of this game. Lukoil had only one more player with double digits and it was Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) with 10 pts. Bozhidar Avramov (196-PG-90, agency: Interperformances) was limited to 8 pts in Dimitrovgrad. Lukoil had 19-20 lead after the opening ten minutes and they won Q4 as well (17-22). However, Radnicki shined in the second period (26-13) and continued with 20-14 after the breather, what was enough for comfortable victory.

Radnicki Kragujevac: Stefan Bircevic 16, Terrico White 12, Mark Worthington 11, Milos Borisov 11
Lukoil Academik: Mohammed Abukar 26, Darryl Watkins 10, Bozhidar Avramov 8



Balkan gets bigger with Serbian center Milan Bjegovic - by Eurobasket News

Milan Bjegovic (211-C-81) is back to Balkan Botevgrad. The Serbian center penned a deal for the upcoming season. He played for Balkan in 2006/07. For 31 games in Bulgaria that year the player had 10 ppg and 4.8 rpg. Last season Milan Bjegovic spent with Serbian team Proleter Naftagas Zrenjanin. He had 9.2 ppg and 4.7 rpg for 9 games in Serbian A League. He finished the season with Bosnian Servitium Gradiska. Milan Bjegovic played for the Czech team USK Praha in 2010/11. There he had 9.7 ppg and 5.7 rpg for 29 games. In the past, Bjegovic played in Slovenia, Cyprus and Lithuania.


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  CANADA   


Carl English continues to impress in Spain - by Eurobasket News

Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) continues with wonderful preseason games with his Spanish team Asefa Estudiantes Madrid. This past weekend they won international tournament in Lisbon. Estu handed 81-70 loss to Caceres in the final match. The Students were in charge during the entire game. They had 6-point lead at the halftime and later jumped to 53-45. At the end it was double digit win for Estu. Carl English and rookie Kyle Kuric shined with 18 and 17 points respectively.
In the Semifinals, Estudiantes outplayed host Benfica 85-81. Carl English shined in this game as well scoring 25 points.
Carl English played for Cajasol last season averaging 7.6 points and 2.2 rebounds for 33 Liga Endesa games. The player impressed in 2010/11 season with Joventut Badalona. At that time he had 15.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg for 17 appearances. English was fourth scorer in ACB. In the past, he played for Caja Laboral and Gran Canaria. With Granca English registered 15.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 2.6 apg for 33 games in Spain. Carl English is active member of the Canadian National Team since 2005. He had 11.6 ppg and 2.8 rpg for 8 games at 2011 FIBA Americas in Mar del Plata. Last summer he also was third scorer of the Marchand Cup with 15.3 ppg.



Oviedo CB lands Willie Galick - by Eurobasket News

Oviedo Club Baloncesto (LEB Silver) tabbed 25-year old Canadian ex-international forward Willie Galick (203-102kg-87, college: CS Northridge). Galick played most recently at Pertevniyal in Turkish TB2L. In 20 TB2L games he averaged 6.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season. He also played at Academica in Portuguese LPB that season.
Galicks team Sodertalje made it to Swedish Basketligan Semifinals in 2011.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Galick played for Canadian Senior National Team in 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005. He represented Canada at the World University Championships in Bangkok five years ago.
Galick played previously professionally in Portugal (Academica).
He graduated from Cal State - Northridge in 2010 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CHILE   

Standings - LIBSUR

DIMAYOR Standings
 1. Liceo Mixto 2-0 
 2. San Fernando 2-0 
 3. U.Concepcion 1-1 
 4. U.Catolica 1-1 
 5. I.P. Virginio 1-1 
 6. Duoc 1-1 
 7. San Luis 0-2 
 8. Quilicura 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 23: San Fernando - U.Concepcion 80-70
Sep. 23: Duoc - San Luis 69-68
Sep. 23: U.Catolica - Liceo Mixto 63-82
Sep. 23: Quilicura - I.P. Virginio 50-69

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 29: Liceo Mixto - Quilicura
Sep. 29: San Luis - San Fernando
Sep. 29: U.Concepcion - Duoc
Sep. 29: I.P. Virginio - U.Catolica


Stats Leaders - LIBSUR

Points Per Game
 Evandro ARTEAGA
  U.Concep.
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 27
 1. Arteaga, U.Concep.27.0 
 2. Jones, San Fernan.20.0 
 3. Taylor, U.Concep.16.0 
 4. Osses, U.Concepci.15.0 
 5. Saez, San Fernando15.0 
 6. Morales, San F.14.0 
 7. Sheppard, San F.12.0 
 8. Cabrera, San F.9.0 
 9. Zamorano, San F.6.0 
 10. Del Solar, U.Co.5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrell TAYLOR
  U.Concep.
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Taylor, U.Concep.7.0 
 2. Sheppard, San F.6.0 
 3. Zamorano, San F.5.0 
 4. Jones, San Fernan.5.0 
 5. Morales, San F.4.0 
 6. Osses, U.Concepci.3.0 
 7. Saez, San Fernando3.0 
 8. Soto, San Fernando3.0 
 9. Del Solar, U.Conce.2.0 
 10. Vasquez, U.Conce.2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Franco MORALES
  San F.
  (179-G-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Morales, San F.6.0 
 2. Zamorano, San F.3.0 
 3. Vasquez, U.Concep.3.0 
 4. Jones, San Fernan.3.0 
 5. Arteaga, U.Concep.2.0 
 6. Moraga, San F.2.0 
 7. Sheppard, San F.2.0 
 8. Cabrera, San F.1.0 
 9. Figueroa, U.Concep.1.0 
 10. Del Solar, U.Co.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Keneth JONES
  San Fernando
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Jones, San Fernan.1.0 
 2. Arteaga, U.Concep.1.0 
 3. Del Solar, U.Conce.1.0 
 4. Cabrera, San F.1.0 
 5. Moraga, San F.0.0 
 6. Figueroa, U.Concep.0.0 
 7. Castro, U.Concep.0.0 
 8. Saez, San Fernando0.0 
 9. Acuna, San Fernan.0.0 
 10. Nehring, U.Conc.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Terrell TAYLOR
  U.Concep.
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 1
 1. Taylor, U.Concep.1.0 
 2. Jones, San Fernan.1.0 
 3. Saez, San Fernando1.0 
 4. Morales, San F.1.0 
 5. Del Solar, U.Conce.0.0 
 6. Cabrera, San F.0.0 
 7. Arteaga, U.Concep.0.0 
 8. Nehring, U.Concep.0.0 
 9. Acuna, San Fernan.0.0 
 10. Marechal, U.Con.0.0 


Dimayor 2012: Round 2 results - by Cristian Quiroga

Dimayor round 2 was played yesterday. CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes and CD Tinguiririca San Fernando won their second game and are league leaders. Current champion CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes got the victory over Duoc UC, meanwhile newcomer coached by Cristian Santander defeated to another candidate to title: Universidad de Concepcion, team that suffered the absences of Eduardo Marechal and Matias Villagran due to injuries.
Complete results of Dimayor 2nd round are:

Round 2

CD Universidad Catolica 63 - CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes 82
UC: Jorge Schuler 18, Diego Valenzuela 15
LM: Jonathon Avery (201-F-88, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: IUPUI) 31, Patricio Briones 15

Municipal Quilicura 50 - Virginio Gomez 69
QUI: Francisco Neira 11, Louis Heder 8
VG: Gustavo Barrera 25, Gabriel Rodriguez 15

CD Tinguiririca San Fernando 80 - CD Universidad de Concepcion 70
TSF: Keneth Jones (198-PF-84, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Kentucky St.) 24, Patrick Sez 15
UDC: Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83) 27, Terrel Taylor 16

DUOC 69 - San Luis 68
DUOC: Franco Garrido 18, Pablo Pinto 17
SL: Jessan Gray 20, Cristian Grisadow 18



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  CROATIA   


Cedevita seniors beat Cibona 91-77, but Supercup belongs to reigning Croatian champ - by Eurobasket News

Croatian Supercup was played yesterday. There were three games and Cibona won the Supercup title thanks to victories by their cadet and junior teams. Cibona cadets smashed Cedevita cadets 92-62 (23-16, 31-14, 17-11 21-21). Julijan Zadravec (184-SG-97) and Nik Slavica (97) scored 18 points each for the winners.
Cibona juniors also celebrated yesterday. They handed 77-46 (14-13, 26-6, 19-15, 18-12) loss to Cedevita juniors. Mateo Jurkovic (190-G-95) and Lovro Mazalin (198-SF-97) scored 24 and 20 points respectively for the winners.
In the last game of the day Cedevita seniors outplayed Cibona 91-77. The Euroleague newcomer shined in the second half to beat the reigning Croatian champion (quarters: 19-20, 22-24, 23-13, 27-20). Marques Green (167-PG-82, college: St.Bonaventure) top-scored in victory with 20 points. In Cibona, D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) responded with 13. Supercup was held at Drazen Petrovic arena in Zagreb.



Le Portel extends tryout of Zvonko Buljan until October 16 - by Eurobasket News

Le Portel decided to extend tryout period of Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87, college: TCU) until October 16. It means that he will start 2012/13 season with the club and will play against Antibes, Fos Ouest, Bordeaux and Hyeres-Toulon. Buljan should be the replacement for injured Rich Melzer, who will miss 2012/13 due to rupture of the Achilles tendon. Zvonko Buljan practiced with Cantu since the beginning of preparations. He spent last season with German Telekom Baskets Bonn. For 28 games in the league the player had 6.8 ppg and 3.6 rpg. He shined with 14.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg for 12 appearances in EuroChallenge. Buljan was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention -12. In 2011, Zvonko Buljan was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team -11 and also to Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Bosmans Team -11. He had 11.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg for 12 games with APOEL Nicosia. Buljan finished that season with PAOK Thessaloniki. He graduated at Texas Christian University two years ago.


Split hopes to keep Dario Saric - by Eurobasket News

Dario Saric (208-F/C-94) played for Split this past weekend at tournament in Siroki. The team hopes to keep Saric for the entire season. Wednesday is the deadline for agreement about the buyout fee between Zagreb and Bilbao, but if two sides dont agree FIBA will make the decision until the end of the week. Split already agreed with Saric and Bilbao to get the player on 1-year loan, but nothing is official yet due to dispute between Zagreb and Bilbao. Dario Saric paced U18 Croatian NT to gold medal at U18 EuroBasket in Lithuania. The player exploded with 25.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 3.3 apg and 1.6 bpg for 8 games. He was top scorer and second rebounder of the competition. Saric was named Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 MVP -12. A year ago at U19 World Championship in Latvia the player had 18.1 ppg and 10.1 rpg for 8 games. He also very successfully played for U16 Croatia in the past. Saric was named All-Eurobasket.com European Championships U16 MVP -10. Saric played last season for Zagreb averaging 14.1 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists for 12 Croatian league games. His numbers were lower in Adriatic league and Euroleague.


Split, Jolly JBS and Zagreb participated at tournament in Siroki - by Eurobasket News

Bosnian champion Siroki WWin hosted very strong tournament this past weekend. Split ended it as No.2, Zagreb was No.3 and Jolly JBS ended as the last ranked team.
In the final game Split failed to Siroki 63-75. Darko Planinic (211-C-90) and Vedran Morovic (184-PG-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Olney Central CC) led the winners with 13 and 12 points respectively. Marko Sutalo and Boris Barac secured a nice help with 10 points, while Ramljak and Sakic added 9 pts apiece. In defeat, Ivan Mimica (193-G-80) was better than the others with 12 points. Dario Saric (208-F/C-94) and Sobin netted 10 pts apiece. Split made 14-16 in the first ten minutes, but Siroki took control on its rival after for 36-27 lead at the halftime. Split cut the margin to 7 at the end of Q3, but Darko Planinic and his teammates shined when it mattered most and closed this game with 18-13.
In the battle for third place, Zagreb downed Jolly JBS 88-82. Mike James (185-G-90, college: Lamar) paced former Croatian champion with 26 points and Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) was also great adding 24 pts. Ronald Ross (188-G-83, college: Texas Tech) responded with 22 points in defeat. The second scorer in Jolly JBS was Tomislav Gabric (201-F-95) with 12 points. Ends of periods: 20-14, 41-42, 64-63, 88-82.



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Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Kara Trutnov 1-0 
 2. Liberec 1-0 
 3. Loko Plzen 1-0 
 4. Sokol H.K. 1-0 
 5. Sokol P. 1-0 
 6. Sparta Praha 1-0 
 7. U19 0-0 
 8. JBC Brno 0-1 
 9. Litomerice 0-1 
 10. Nymburk B 0-1 
 11. Ostrava 0-1 
 12. Proton Zlin 0-1 
 13. Sokol V. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 23: Sokol H.K. - Proton Zlin 91-87
Sep. 21: Sparta Praha - Ostrava 88-83
Sep. 21: Sokol P. - Nymburk B 88-65
Sep. 21: Liberec - Litomerice 85-82
Sep. 21: Sokol V. - Kara Trutnov 78-81
Sep. 23: JBC Brno - Loko Plzen 64-74

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 28: Loko Plzen - Litomerice
Sep. 30: Proton Zlin - Liberec
Sep. 28: Ostrava - Sokol H.K.
Sep. 28: Nymburk B - Sparta Praha
Sep. 30: Kara Trutnov - Sokol P.
Sep. 30: JBC Brno - Sokol V.



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Caneros take 1-0 lead in LNB Finals - by Eurobasket News

Indios SF - Caneros 83-89

First game of the LNB Finals was played yesterday. Caneros registered 89-83 win for 1-0 lead in the series. The format is best-of-seven and second game is scheduled for Wednesday. Mario West (195-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) was the leading scorer in victory with 21 points. Bobby Pandy (198-F-84, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) secured a great help adding 16 points, while Jose Olivero (186-PG-85, college: Lehigh) and Maurice Carter netted 13 points each. Edward Santana (203-F-80, agency: Regeneracom Sports) added 11 pts to this win. At the other side, Indios got 23 points form Robert Glenn (201-F/C-89, college: IUPUI). Ollie Bailey (201-F-85, college: Oklahoma City) had 20 and Reggie Charles (201-F-81) stopped to 11.
Caneros eliminated Metros after exhausting Semifinals series. It was 4-3 win for Caneros. Indios had an easy job against Titanes smashing them with 4-0.

Indios SF: Robert Glenn 23, Ollie Bailey 20, Reggie Charles 11
Caneros: Mario West 21, Bobby Pandy 16, Jose Olivero 13, Maurice Carter 13, Edward Santana 11



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Kalev/Cramo blown away by Sodertalje - by Janar

Estonian champion BC Kalev/Cramo played their first friendly game at home and lost 50:71 to Sdertlje Kings. Gary Wilkinson (204-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) scored 18 points for the hosts who led only once - 5:3 in opening minutes. Since then, the guests went their own way, winning first quarter 12:19, first half 24:34 and with a quarter to play, it was 31:53, already.

Kalev/Cramo has signed eight new players for the upcoming season and played without their usual starter Gregor Arbet, today. Of course, this is no excuse for such a disappointing result. Kalev/Cramo made 33% FG, incl. 1/10 from long range. Guests dominated the rebounds 27:37.

Gary Wilkinson scored 18+7rbs for the hosts, Tanel Sokk (188-G-85) added 10 points.
Kings were led by Kenneth Simms (203-C-86, agency: JEMsports, college: Cumberland) 13+10 rbs, Martin Pahlmblad (183-G-86) 12 and Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) 11 points.





Tartu Ulikool rally past Liepajas Lauvas - by Eurobasket News

Liepajas Lauvas - Tartu Ulikool 65:104

Tartu Ulikool finished the LOC Cup 2012 campaign on a high note. They defeated Liepajas Lauvas to clinch the fifth overall position in the ladder. Liepajas Lauvas finished in the sixth position after the defeat.
Tartu Ulikool led from start to finish in this one. They dominated in the first half. The Estonian team piled up a 51:30 lead at halftime. Tartu Ulikool stayed in charge throughout the second part of the encounter. They passed 100-point mark and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Kristo Saage (185-PG-85) stepped up with 30 points to lead the winners. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) added 16 points, while Justin Ingram (185-PG-85, agency: Two Points, college: Toledo) finished with 12 points for Tartu Ulikool. Ivars Timermanis (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 18 points for Liepajas Lauvas.



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Terrell Everett to replace Ben Uzoh in Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Oklahoma) will replace Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88, college: Tulsa) in Cholet, according to Catch-and-shoot.com. The American guard spent last season with German Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, He played 33 games in the league averaging 11.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Everett signed with Bremerhaven in March of 2011. Before that, he played for Cibona Zagreb and Iraklis. He already played in France and it was in 2009/10 season. Everett split it between Chalon and Hyeres-Toulon. He played for Chalon also in 2006/07 and it was his rookie year.
Ben Uzoh signed with Cholet more than a month ago. He played for Toronto Raptors at 2012 NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas averaging 6.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Uzoh finished last season with the Raptors as well. He joined them in March collecting 4.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.7 apg for 16 NBA games. Uzoh started the season with Lokomotiv Kuban and after two games moved to the New Jersey Nets. However, he did not appear in any official game with them and later moved to the NBA D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. There Uzoh shined with 14.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for 20 appearances. After that the player moved to Cleveland Cavs, where he had 2 ppg and 2 rpg and finally signed with Toronto in March. In 2010/11 season Ben Uzoh had 3.9 ppg, 1.7 apg and 1.5 rpg in 41 NBA games with New Jersey. He graduated at the University of Tulsa two years ago.



Domercant is out for 3 weeks - by Ugur Turker

Henry Domercant (194-G-80, college: E.Illinois) had injured in Final of Banvit Tournument and the club announced that Domercant will miss three weeks. " After medical screening of Henry Domercant's injury, it is decided to rest and cure the player within 3 weeks without playing basketball ". Henry Domercant joined Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul during off season from Unics Kazan and has already showed impressive performances in friendly games.


Cholet confirms signing of Terrell Everett, releases Ben Uzoh - by Eurobasket News

Cholet officially announced singing of Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Oklahoma) for the upcoming season. The team also released Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88, college: Tulsa).
Terrell Everett spent last season with German Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, He played 33 games in the league averaging 11.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Everett signed with Bremerhaven in March of 2011. Before that, he played for Cibona Zagreb and Iraklis. He already played in France and it was in 2009/10 season. Everett split it between Chalon and Hyeres-Toulon. He played for Chalon also in 2006/07 and it was his rookie year.
Ben Uzoh signed with Cholet more than a month ago. He played for Toronto Raptors at 2012 NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas averaging 6.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Uzoh finished last season with the Raptors as well. He joined them in March collecting 4.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.7 apg for 16 NBA games. Uzoh started the season with Lokomotiv Kuban and after two games moved to the New Jersey Nets. However, he did not appear in any official game with them and later moved to the NBA D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. There Uzoh shined with 14.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for 20 appearances. After that the player moved to Cleveland Cavs, where he had 2 ppg and 2 rpg and finally signed with Toronto in March. In 2010/11 season Ben Uzoh had 3.9 ppg, 1.7 apg and 1.5 rpg in 41 NBA games with New Jersey. He graduated at the University of Tulsa two years ago.



Valencia's Thomas Kelati suffers knee injury (Update: 3-5 weeks out) - by Eurobasket News

Update: Grade 2 sprain of the left knee internal lateral ligament. Out 3-5 weeks.

Valencia's Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) suffered left knee injury during the Supercup Semifinals against Regal Barcelona. He got injured during the second quarter. Kelati will undergo various tests today, after what will be clear what kind of injury he suffered and how long he will be out. Thomas Kelati penned a deal with Valencia earlier this summer. He played for the club also in 2009/10 season. They won the EuroCup title together that year. Kelati had 8.3 ppg and 3 rpg for 15 games. Last two seasons Thomas Kelati spent with Khimky Moscow Region. In the latest one he had 9.7 ppg and 2.6 rpg for 15 EuroCup games. His numbers were lower in Russian and VTB United League. Khimky was the EuroCup winner last season. It means that Kelati won two EuroCup titles in past three years. In 2011, he won the trophy in VTB United League with Khimky.



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Olympiakos & Panathinaikos: First impressions - by Dimitris Katsionis

The two Greek Euroleague-teams have already start their friendly games and the two new comers on the bench, Georgios Bartzokas and Argyris Pedoulakis, showed a part of their philosophy and coaching directions for this year.

Olympiakos is clearly in his own level. The administration manage to keep all the key players, adding at the same time two very quality Greeks and NTs members. Obviously the Reds are one of the most cohesive teams around, a thing that you can understand directly when you watch them playing. The level of the cooperation is extremely high. It is important to mention that now, at the end of September, Olympiakos is making an end-of November- practice, regarding the training level. Coach Bartzokas wants to keep last year's style for the team. A hardnose and very athletic group of players which is based on stiffly defense and transition offense. For sure he will put some new clues (Olympiakos is working a more fast -paced offense). Martinas Gecevicius, who seems improved and Stratos Perperoglous all around offense (midrange scoring and a very evaluated post game) can be the difference makers for the Reds this year.

Panathinaikos coach, Argyris Pedoulakis Is trying to convert all the new pieces to a union. The Greens will have a totally different look this year with too many new adds. However, the expectations remain extremely high. Panathinaikos will "live and die" from his defense. Pedoulakis, a defensive-minded coach, knows pretty well that his team must keep the opponent's production under 70-75 (max) points every night in order to be competitive in the higher level. As a result the Greens will display a different profile. We expect one more hard-caliber team with a lot of toughness. Pedoulakis, who has a lot of common things with Zelimir Obradovic as concerns their basketball philosophy, is working a half court (pickn roll) offense based on Dimitris Diamantidis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis's cooperation. Panathinaikos is in the market for an American forward/center.




Qualifying Rounds start tomorrow in Desio - by Eurobasket News

Eight hopeful teams will line up to fight for one golden ticket when the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds get underway tomorrow in Desio, Italy and you can watch all of the thrilling action from the qualifying rounds for free, exclusively live on Euroleague.TV, as the eight teams do battle for the much coveted final place in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Four days of action starting Tuesday, September 25 and culminating Friday, September 28, will feature seven elimination games to find the one survivor that will join Group A of the Euroleague Regular Season. Among the eight worthy clubs are two that impressed and advanced in the Euroleague last season plus four reigning national champs. The schedule calls for CEZ Basketball Nymburk of the Czech Republic and Telenet Oostende of Belgium to square off in the opener of Tuesdays doubleheader followed by host Pallacanestro Cantu and PBC Lukoil Academic Sofia of Bulgaria in the nightcap. The next day features Unics Kazan of Russia against Ratiopharm Ulm of Germany in the early game and Le Mans Sarthe Basket of France against BC Donetsk of Ukraine in the late game. The winners of the first two days of games will compete again Thursday to reach Fridays much-anticipated finale. Make sure you dont miss a moment from the Qualifying Rounds with free live coverage available at Euroleague.TV.

Round 1, Tuesday September 25, 2012
QR1C - CEZ Basketball Nymburk vs. Telenet Oostende 18:00 CET
QR1D - Pallacanestro Cantu vs. PBC Lukoil Academic Sofia 20:45 CET

Round 1, Wednesday September 26, 2012
QR1A - Unics Kazan vs. Ratiopharm Ulm 18:00 CET
QR1B - Le Mans Sarthe Basket vs. BC Donetsk 20:45 CET

Round 2, Semifinals, Thursday September 27, 2012
QR2B - Winner Quarterfinal 1C vs. Winner Quarterfinal 1D 18:00 CET
QR2A - Winner Quarterfinal 1A vs. Winner Quarterfinal 1B 20:45 CET

FINAL, Friday September 28, 2012
Winner Semifinal QR2B vs. Winner Semifinal QR2A 20:30 CET

Courtesy of Euroleague



Alba Berlin loses Nathan Peavy long-term - by Eurobasket News

Just a couple of weeks before starting the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Alba Berlin was hit with the worst possible news as forward Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH) suffered a long-term knee injury in a preseason game on Sunday. Peavy joined Alba over the summer from another German team, Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck, for whom he averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 40 games last season. He was due to make his Euroleague debut on October 12. Peavy's multiple injuries - a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and a broken femur - occured when he fell during in a preseason game in Italy against Varese. Even the timing was cruel, as the injury came just 30 seconds before the end of a 74-73 defeat in which Peavy had scored 10 points and pulled 5 rebounds. Upon the team's return to the German capital on Monday, the team's worst fears were confirmed by doctors at the Berlin Trauma Center, who said that Peavy can be expected to miss the entire season. Alba's sports director, Mithat Demirel, said that the team would look for a replacement. "This news hits Nathan and us very hard shortly before the start of the season," Demirel said. "He was a central player to our concept this season."

Courtesy of Euroleague



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Le Portel extends tryout of Zvonko Buljan until October 16 - by Eurobasket News

Le Portel decided to extend tryout period of Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87, college: TCU) until October 16. It means that he will start 2012/13 season with the club and will play against Antibes, Fos Ouest, Bordeaux and Hyeres-Toulon. Buljan should be the replacement for injured Rich Melzer, who will miss 2012/13 due to rupture of the Achilles tendon. Zvonko Buljan practiced with Cantu since the beginning of preparations. He spent last season with German Telekom Baskets Bonn. For 28 games in the league the player had 6.8 ppg and 3.6 rpg. He shined with 14.5 ppg and 5.9 rpg for 12 appearances in EuroChallenge. Buljan was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention -12. In 2011, Zvonko Buljan was named to Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League 2nd Team -11 and also to Eurobasket.com Cyprus League All-Bosmans Team -11. He had 11.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg for 12 games with APOEL Nicosia. Buljan finished that season with PAOK Thessaloniki. He graduated at Texas Christian University two years ago.


Terrell Everett to replace Ben Uzoh in Cholet - by Eurobasket News

Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Oklahoma) will replace Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88, college: Tulsa) in Cholet, according to Catch-and-shoot.com. The American guard spent last season with German Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, He played 33 games in the league averaging 11.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Everett signed with Bremerhaven in March of 2011. Before that, he played for Cibona Zagreb and Iraklis. He already played in France and it was in 2009/10 season. Everett split it between Chalon and Hyeres-Toulon. He played for Chalon also in 2006/07 and it was his rookie year.
Ben Uzoh signed with Cholet more than a month ago. He played for Toronto Raptors at 2012 NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas averaging 6.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Uzoh finished last season with the Raptors as well. He joined them in March collecting 4.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.7 apg for 16 NBA games. Uzoh started the season with Lokomotiv Kuban and after two games moved to the New Jersey Nets. However, he did not appear in any official game with them and later moved to the NBA D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. There Uzoh shined with 14.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for 20 appearances. After that the player moved to Cleveland Cavs, where he had 2 ppg and 2 rpg and finally signed with Toronto in March. In 2010/11 season Ben Uzoh had 3.9 ppg, 1.7 apg and 1.5 rpg in 41 NBA games with New Jersey. He graduated at the University of Tulsa two years ago.



Chalon adds Grier to their roster - by Eurobasket News

ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA) added to their roster 29-year old American swingman Vincent Grier (195-83, college: Minnesota). Grier has played for the last two seasons at Mersin in Turkish TBL league. In 14 TBL games last year he recorded 13.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg.
He was a member of USA University National Team back in 2005. Grier represented USA at the Dell College Slam Dunk Championships six years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Grier played also professionally in NBA (Miami Heat and Washington Wizards), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce) and France (Cholet and Gravelines-Dunkerque).
He graduated from University of Minnesota in 2006 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Cholet confirms signing of Terrell Everett, releases Ben Uzoh - by Eurobasket News

Cholet officially announced singing of Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Oklahoma) for the upcoming season. The team also released Ben Uzoh (191-PG-88, college: Tulsa).
Terrell Everett spent last season with German Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, He played 33 games in the league averaging 11.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Everett signed with Bremerhaven in March of 2011. Before that, he played for Cibona Zagreb and Iraklis. He already played in France and it was in 2009/10 season. Everett split it between Chalon and Hyeres-Toulon. He played for Chalon also in 2006/07 and it was his rookie year.
Ben Uzoh signed with Cholet more than a month ago. He played for Toronto Raptors at 2012 NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas averaging 6.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Uzoh finished last season with the Raptors as well. He joined them in March collecting 4.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 3.7 apg for 16 NBA games. Uzoh started the season with Lokomotiv Kuban and after two games moved to the New Jersey Nets. However, he did not appear in any official game with them and later moved to the NBA D-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers. There Uzoh shined with 14.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for 20 appearances. After that the player moved to Cleveland Cavs, where he had 2 ppg and 2 rpg and finally signed with Toronto in March. In 2010/11 season Ben Uzoh had 3.9 ppg, 1.7 apg and 1.5 rpg in 41 NBA games with New Jersey. He graduated at the University of Tulsa two years ago.



David Noel joins Gravelines - by Eurobasket News

David Noel (199-G/F-84, college: N.Carolina) is a new member of Gravelines, according to Catch-and-shoot.com. He replaces Bill Clark. Noel announced his retirement few days ago, but he is already back on the court. Situation like this one happens very rarely. Noel said that his tweet about retirement was a bit premature.
David Noel spent last two seasons with Paris-Levallois. In the latest one he had 7.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg and 2.2 apg for 31 games. In 2010/11 the player collected 9.5 ppg and 3.8 rpg for 16 appearances in ProA. He got injured in November of 2010 and missed two months. Before PL, David Noel played for Roanne. There he shined with 11.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 2.9 apg for 35 games. In the past, Noel played on Philippines and also in the NBA D-League. He is a product of the North Carolina University.



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Rabotnicki winless at tournament in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

Rabotnicki participated at tournament in Belgrade this past weekend (Slobodan Piva Ivkovic memorial). The former Macedonian champions finished with 0-2.
In the Semifinals, Rabotnicki failed against BKK Radnicki 64-97. The hosts took control on Rabotnicki from the start and never looked back. Marko Boltic, Nemanja Bezbradica and Stevan Tapuskovic posted 14 points each for the winners. In Rabotnicki, Nenad Zivcevic (204-F-87) top-scored with 14 points. Aleksandar Dimitrovski (193-G-80) and Chester Mason (192-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: Miami, OH) posted 14 and 13 pts respectively.
In the battle for third place, Mega Vizura was too strong for Rabotnicki 101-84. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) had a great game with 24 points. Lukovic and Vasilije Micic (191-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) netted 17 and 13 pts each. Center Nemanja Jelesijevic (210-C/F-79, agency: World Sport Agency) nailed 22 points in defeat.



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SC Rist Keep Davey Hopkins - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO B team SC Rist Wedel have signed Davey Hopkins (195-G/F) who had been practicing with the PRO B team last week. Hopkins is a 195cm forward from Riverside, California who is a rookie and just played college basketball the last years. He started his college basketball career in 2007 for Cal.Baptist (NAIA) where he played until 2009. In the last three years he played for Biola, CA (NAIA). This past summer, he toured through Germany with the news release team. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been NAIA D1 Sweet 16 -08, NAIA D1 All-Tournament Team -12, and NAIA D1 Elite Eight -12. "Davey is very versatile that works hard and fits perfect into our system. I am happy that we can welcome him", said SC Rist head coach Sebastian Gleim.

Source: SC Rist Wedel




Roderick Flemmings Departs From BG Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO A team BG Goettingen have announced that Roderick Flemings (203-F/G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Hawaii) will leave the team. Flemings who comes from Desoto, Texas and is a 25 year old forward had to go on account of two reasons. He suffered a knee injury which will take longer to heal as well as private reasons so both sides decided to terminate the contract. The wife of Roderick doesnt feel comfortable in Goettingen and wants to return home with their son. "We feel it is a pity that he has to go. Roderick is a very good player and we would have liked to have seen more of him", stated BG Goettingen CEO Frank Meinertshagen.

Source: BG Goettingen



The LTI Giessen 46ers Bring In Benjamin Ortner - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The LTI Giessen 46ers have brought in Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) who will fill in for the injured Elvir Ovcina as he gets a three month contract. Ortner is a 29 year old 206cm power forward/center that has gained a lot of experience playing in Italy since turning professional in 2005. He is a solid inside player who is finally reaching the performing level he was expected to. Year after year he has improved his shooting accuracy and points production and became a better defender in the paint, where he intimidates and grabs lots of rebounds. Last season, he played for Bennet Cantu (Italy-SerieA): Italian League: 6 games: 5.0ppg, 3.3rpg; Euroleague: 4 games: 0.8ppg, 2.0rpg; in Dec.'11 moved to Benetton Treviso (Italy-SerieA, starting five): Italian League: 22 games: 10.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 60.5%, FT: 66.7%; EuroCup: 6 games: 9.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 52.5%, FT: 66.7%. "We want to give Elvir the needed time to get 100% fit again. We have a experienced player with Benjamin that will give us the needed calmness at the center position. I am very happy that he is coming to Giessen", stressed LTi Giessen 46ers head coach Mathias Fischer.

Ortner was born in Innsbruck, Austria and started his basketball career in 2000 with Pilots Tirol Innsbruck. He played at Metropolitan St. (NCAA2) from 2001-2005 and won the NCAA2 title in 2002 with ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum. In 2005-2006, he started his professional basketball career with Bipop-Carire Reggio Emilia (Italy-SerieA) where he played until 2007. In 2005-2006, he played ULEB Cup: 13 games: 5.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 43.3%, FT: 64.7%; Italian League: 32 games: 8.6ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 66.7%. In 2007-2008, he played for Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (Italy-Lega2, starting five): 37 games: 12.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.4spg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 58.9%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 66.7%. In 2008-2009, he played for Snaidero Udine (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 29 games: 9.7ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9spg, FGP: 55.1%, FT: 62.0%. In 2009-2010, he played for NGC Cantu (Italy-SerieA): 30 games: 10.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 59.6%. In 2010-2011, he played his second season there playing EuroCup: 5 games: 7.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 40.0%, FT: 58.3%; Italian League: 35 games: 9.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.2spg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 69.8%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Austrian U22 National Team -01, NCAA D2 Champion -02, NCAA D2 Semifinals -04, Austrian National Team -04-07, 12, ULEB Cup Quarterfinals -06
Italian Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals -08, Italian Cup Finalist -11, Italian SerieA Finalist -11, Italian SerieA Regular Season Runner-Up -11, and Italian Supercup Finalist -12



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Khimky edge Brose Baskets at Domreiter Cup - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - Khimky 81:87

Khimky finished the Domreiter Cup on a high note. They defeated hosting Brose Baskets to gain the second place. Vitaliy Fridzon (196-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) scored 26 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 steals to lead the visitors. Brose Baskets finished in the third position.
Khimky enjoyed a slim 22:20 lead after ten minutes. The Russian team however managed to secure it throughout the second quarter. Khimky recorded a 43:39 halftime advantage. The visitors opened a 50:39 lead in the third term. But Brose Baskets were able to pull back within two points at the final break 59:61. Brose Baskets finally pulled ahead 73:72 midway through the fourth frame. The hosts boosted the margin to 5 points 77:72 before Khimky responded with a stunning run to seal the victory. K.C. Rivers (196-G/F-87, college: Clemson) accounted for 17 points, while Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) added 11 points in the victory. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) answered with 20 points for Khimky. Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Brose Baskets: Teddy Gipson 20, Sharrod Ford 13+12 boards
Khimky: Vitaliy Fridzon 26, K.C. Rivers 17, Kresimir Loncar 11



Eight new players for Muenchen Basket - by Moritz Korff

Regionalliga team Muenchen Basket has announced the arrival of eight new players for the 2011-13 season. The group of newcomers is being spearheaded by Lucas Mucoucah (198-F/C-93), a former Brazilian junior international who is also holding a Portuguese passport. Steffen Methner (198-F-85) and Jonas Hartmann (184-G-76) will add experience to the team. Hartmann has spent these past two seasons with Pro B team Hertener Loewen, while Methner played for SG Sechtem (1.Regionalliga West) most recently.
Felix Stauch (201-F-92) transfers from Swiss LBA team Starwings Basel to Bavaria, while Philipp Schnitzler (192-F-86) returns to the Muenchen team after taking a break from basketball last season. Other newcomers are former MTSV Schwabing guard Toni Sperber (180-G-90), Alexander Kleinguetl - who shot hoops fro Deisenhofen in the 2011-12 campaign - and Marco De Santis (200-C-84), formerly at TuS Fuerstenfeldbruck (2.Regionalliga).



Rickie Crews agrees to terms with BG Dorsten - by Moritz Korff

Rickie Crews (205-C, college: Holy Family) has put pen to paper on a contract with BG Dorsten, according to ruhrnachrichten.de. The post player was waived by Pro A team Crailsheim Merlins recently and joined Dorsten for a tryout shortly after. He posted a triple-double for his new team in an exhibition game this past weekend.
Crews attended NCAA Division One school Monmouth from 2006 to 2008 and then transferred to Holy Family University (NCAA Division Two). As a senior he ranked second in the nation in blocks per contest (3.8bpg) and also averaged 11.9 points as well as 6.9 rebounds a game.



Alba Berlin loses Nathan Peavy long-term - by Eurobasket News

Just a couple of weeks before starting the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Alba Berlin was hit with the worst possible news as forward Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH) suffered a long-term knee injury in a preseason game on Sunday. Peavy joined Alba over the summer from another German team, Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck, for whom he averaged 13.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 40 games last season. He was due to make his Euroleague debut on October 12. Peavy's multiple injuries - a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and a broken femur - occured when he fell during in a preseason game in Italy against Varese. Even the timing was cruel, as the injury came just 30 seconds before the end of a 74-73 defeat in which Peavy had scored 10 points and pulled 5 rebounds. Upon the team's return to the German capital on Monday, the team's worst fears were confirmed by doctors at the Berlin Trauma Center, who said that Peavy can be expected to miss the entire season. Alba's sports director, Mithat Demirel, said that the team would look for a replacement. "This news hits Nathan and us very hard shortly before the start of the season," Demirel said. "He was a central player to our concept this season."

Courtesy of Euroleague



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Olympiakos clinch first place at Domreiter Cup despite defeat - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos - Maccabi Tel-Aviv 74:92

Olympiakos won pre-season Domreiter Cup tournament. They did so despite a sour defeat to Maccabi Tel-Aviv on the final day of the tourney. Maccabi in the meantime finished just fourth. Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) scored 19 points to lead the Tel-Aviv team.
Olympaikos strongly entered the game. The Hellenes posted a 27:20 lead after ten minutes. The Reds maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 43:37 halftime advantage. Maccabi though managed to change the complexion of the game in the second half. The Israeli team pulled in front for a 61:60 lead at the final intermission. Maccabi cleared off in the fourth stanza and rolled to the victory at the end. David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis) provided 15 points, while Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) added 14 points for Maccabi. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 17 points for Olympiakos. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) had 11 points in the loss.

Olympiakos: Vassilis Spanoulis 17, Georgios Printezis 11
Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Ricky Hickman 19, David Logan 15, Giorgi Shermadini 14



Olympiakos & Panathinaikos: First impressions - by Dimitris Katsionis

The two Greek Euroleague-teams have already start their friendly games and the two new comers on the bench, Georgios Bartzokas and Argyris Pedoulakis, showed a part of their philosophy and coaching directions for this year.

Olympiakos is clearly in his own level. The administration manage to keep all the key players, adding at the same time two very quality Greeks and NTs members. Obviously the Reds are one of the most cohesive teams around, a thing that you can understand directly when you watch them playing. The level of the cooperation is extremely high. It is important to mention that now, at the end of September, Olympiakos is making an end-of November- practice, regarding the training level. Coach Bartzokas wants to keep last year's style for the team. A hardnose and very athletic group of players which is based on stiffly defense and transition offense. For sure he will put some new clues (Olympiakos is working a more fast -paced offense). Martinas Gecevicius, who seems improved and Stratos Perperoglous all around offense (midrange scoring and a very evaluated post game) can be the difference makers for the Reds this year.

Panathinaikos coach, Argyris Pedoulakis Is trying to convert all the new pieces to a union. The Greens will have a totally different look this year with too many new adds. However, the expectations remain extremely high. Panathinaikos will "live and die" from his defense. Pedoulakis, a defensive-minded coach, knows pretty well that his team must keep the opponent's production under 70-75 (max) points every night in order to be competitive in the higher level. As a result the Greens will display a different profile. We expect one more hard-caliber team with a lot of toughness. Pedoulakis, who has a lot of common things with Zelimir Obradovic as concerns their basketball philosophy, is working a half court (pickn roll) offense based on Dimitris Diamantidis and Sofoklis Schortsanitis's cooperation. Panathinaikos is in the market for an American forward/center.




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Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 22: Orca's Urk - MSV/Zeemacht 76-62
Sep. 22: Punch - Rotterdam 2 72-65
Sep. 22: BC Apollo 2 - Red Giants 72-46
Sep. 22: Cangeroes - De Groene 62-68
Sep. 22: Almere P. - De Hoppers 61-75
Sep. 22: UBALL - Leiden 2 59-56

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: Leiden 2 - Almere P.
Sep. 29: De Hoppers - Cangeroes
Sep. 29: Red Giants - Orca''s Urk
Sep. 29: Binnenland - BC Apollo 2
Sep. 29: De Groene - Punch
Sep. 30: MSV/Zeemacht - UBALL
Sep. 30: Rotterdam 2 - Almonte



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Ronald Moore signs with Albacomp - by Levente Szabo

The management of Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar is very active on the market this summer. They tested a few players but they didn't find the right imports yet. After parting ways with Josiah Turner (190-G-92, college: Arizona) they did the same with Cor-J Cox (195-F/G, college: Miss.Valley St.) the other day and announced the signing of Ronald Moore (183-PG-88, college: Siena) earlier today.

Moore is a product of Siena who started his professional career in 2010 with Slovakian top team, BK Edymax SPU Nitra. As a rookie he has averaged 16.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.9apg and 2.4spg (FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 71.6%) and helped his team to win the regular season and advanced to the Finals. He was selected to the All-Slovakian League 1st Team as the best PG in the league.

After his strong rookie season in Slovakia, Ronald Moore earned a contract with Polish top team PGE Turow Zgorzelec and participated with his new team in the Euroleague qualifying round. As they didn't advance in the Euroleague they continued the season in the Eurocup where Ronald Moore played 6 games and had in the competition averages of 9.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.2apg and 1.2spg. In the Polish League he had decent numbers also, 7.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.4apg and 1.0spg (FGP: 40.1%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 74.4%) in just 22 minutes of playing time.

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Oregon shores up weakness with Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi - by Eurobasket News

Few teams in the Pac-12 have a weakness more glaring than Oregons lack of a big-time board-getter.

Oregons best rebounder last season (E.J. Singler) pulled down just 5.6 boards per game, the second lowest mark for a teams leading rebounder in the Pac-12. Only Trojans guard Byron Wesley, USCs top-performing rebounder last season, owned a lower total.

Less than three weeks before the teams first official practice, the Ducks shored up their rebounding deficiency by grabbing the best available rebounder on the open market. And they did so in grand style.

Oregon beat out Kentucky on the recruiting wireyes, in basketballto land coveted Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi (6'7''-F-90). Kazemi, a physical 6-foot-7 forward and rebounding maestro, committed to Dana Altman and his staff following a visit to the Eugene campus on Saturday. He has since enrolled at Oregon and begun working out with the team.

The first Iranian-born college basketball player to play in Division 1, Kazemi averaged 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Owls as a junior last season. Had he returned to Rice for his senior campaign, the transfer forward would have been a preseason favorite for Conference USA player of the year honors. In addition to Oregon and Kentucky, Kazemi was also considering Texas, Florida, Ohio State and Cincinnati.

Kazemi is pursuing a hardship waiver to play immediately. Under NCAA rules, transfers not granted a special waiver must sit out two semesters before playing in games for their new school.

The three-year Owl standout exits his former school under extraordinary circumstances, becoming the sixth player to leave Rice since the end of last season. Kazemi joins ex-teammate Omar Oraby (USC) as the second Rice player to transfer into the Pac-12.

If the NCAA grants Kazemi a waiver, the core of Oregons starting front court next season will consist of players making second and third college stops. Other than the senior Singler, a native Oregonian who has remained at the school for all four years, the Ducks will lean heavily on a crop of transfers who first made names for themselves at other place.

Starting center Tony Woods, a Wake Forest transfer who developed into a starting role at Oregon during conference play last season, should see an uptick in minutes what with the loss of forward Olu Ashaolu. The Ducks have also bolstered their depth down low this offseason thanks to the addition of 6-foot-11 junior college transfer Waverly Austin, a versatile big man expected to back up Woods at center next season.

No transfer ticketed for Eugene, however, is more significant than the Middle Eastern migrant who passed up the glitz of Kentucky for a leading role at Oregon. With Kazemi on board for one seasonwhenever, exactly, he is eligible to playthe Ducks will no longer have to lean on a perimeter-oriented player to shoulder the rebounding load.

To compete with the muscle of Washington, Arizona, UCLA and the like inside, Oregon needed to revamp its frontcourt using external solutions. So after combing the transfer wire and stumbling upon the only Iranian-born player in college basketball, not only did the Ducks end up with quite the story, but they may have pulled down the Pac-12s future top rebounder too.

Courtesy of http://bustingbrackets.com



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Olympiakos clinch first place at Domreiter Cup despite defeat - by Eurobasket News

Olympiakos - Maccabi Tel-Aviv 74:92

Olympiakos won pre-season Domreiter Cup tournament. They did so despite a sour defeat to Maccabi Tel-Aviv on the final day of the tourney. Maccabi in the meantime finished just fourth. Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) scored 19 points to lead the Tel-Aviv team.
Olympaikos strongly entered the game. The Hellenes posted a 27:20 lead after ten minutes. The Reds maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 43:37 halftime advantage. Maccabi though managed to change the complexion of the game in the second half. The Israeli team pulled in front for a 61:60 lead at the final intermission. Maccabi cleared off in the fourth stanza and rolled to the victory at the end. David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis) provided 15 points, while Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) added 14 points for Maccabi. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 17 points for Olympiakos. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) had 11 points in the loss.

Olympiakos: Vassilis Spanoulis 17, Georgios Printezis 11
Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Ricky Hickman 19, David Logan 15, Giorgi Shermadini 14



Maccabi Haifa is considering to sign Corry Carr - by Eurobasket News

According to Eurobasket's David Pick, Maccabi Bazan Haifa (Winner League) is close to sign 37-year old naturalized American swingman Corry Carr (192-100kg-75, college: Texas Tech). Carr played last season for Hapoel Tel-Aviv. In 11 Balkan League games he had 11.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Carr also played 34 games in National League where he recorded 13.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.1apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the championship title. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com National League All-Domestic Players Team. Carr Israeli 3x3 Men Team for World Championships in Greece this year.
He is quite experienced player. Carr played previously for France, Italy (Montecatini).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Maccabi Haifa.
Carr graduated from Texas Tech University in 1998 and it will be his 15th (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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A New Season Begins... - by Eurobasket

Hey everyone, as you know or may not know, I'm in Italy this year playing for Cimberio Varese. This is my first blog in Italy and I'm happy to say that I'm excited that the season is about the finally start. Last night we played out final preseason game against Alba Berlin (euroleague team). We managed to get our 11th straight victory of the preseason and finish undefeated, which is always a good sign at the start of any season. I know it also brings added pressure to have a successful season, but I'm sure we're ready for that challenge.

Im adjusting very well to the style of play in Italy which is very different then the style in Israel. I also have a good group of teammates that are very talented and relieve a lot of pressure off me. This should be a good year for the city of Varese and the basketball team of Varese. I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on the season and I hope everyone has great week!!!



VL Pesaro parts ways with Paul Marigney - by Eurobasket News

Paul Marigney (192-G-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) is out of VL Pesaro. The player arrived earlier this month for tryout, but Pesaro decided not to keep him. Marigney spent last season in Givova Scafati. He appeared 37 times in LegaDue averaging 21.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals. He was third scorer of the competition, while Scafati reached LegaDue Playoffs and Cup Semifinals. Also Marigney was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 1st Team -12. In 2010/11 season the player had 17.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 3.8 apg for 30 games with Lodi. In the past, he played for Reggio Emilia, Pavia and Ferrara. Marigney also has experience from France. VL Pesaro will most likely return to the market again.


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Shiga Lakestars bring in Wayne Arnold - by Eurobasket News

Shiga Lakestars bolstered their roster. They inked contract with Wayne Arnold (193-G-84, agency: Top Notch Sports, college: Tennessee St.). The guard is not new to Japan. He played for Hamamatsu-Higashi Mikawa Phoenix during the last three seasons. Last season Wayne Arnold notched 15.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game in BJ League. He helped Hamamatsu reach BJ League Final. The guard was named into All-Japanese BJ League 2nd Team. Wayne Arnold was named BJ League Guard of the Year in 2011. The guard played for the USA Select Team during 2012 William Jones Cup. The guard averaged 10.8 points, 3.5 boards and 2.0 assists per game in Taiwan.


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Peja will win - by Dren Shporta

Rron Grapci (198-SG-90) player of Peja, has admitted that his team is strengthened very well this season and they will fight to win every match during the season.

After a preparations in Montenegro where they played against Ulcinj, Morgen and Teodo, the yellow team is in great mood. Also the signing of Dardan Berisha will give them a great confeidence during the matches.

Peja have won against Ulcinj and Mogren, while they lost closely from Teodo 69-67. In the first match of the new season, Peja will host the newcomers to the Superleague, RTV 21.

"We undoubtedly want to win the match," said Grapci before the match.





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LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Barons kvartals 0-0 
 2. Jekabpils 0-0 
 3. Jelgava 0-0 
 4. Jurmala 0-0 
 5. Liepaja 0-0 
 6. LU 0-0 
 7. Turiba 0-0 
 8. U18 0-0 
 9. Valmiera 0-0 
 10. VEF Riga 0-0 
 11. Ventspils 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

Oct. 3: VEF Riga - LU
Oct. 4: Jekabpils - Jurmala
Oct. 7: LU - U18


BK Ventspils earn third position at LOC Cup 2012 - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils finished in the third position at LOC Cup 2012 in Latvia. They ended their campaign on a high note. Ventspils held off Dynamo Moscow 91:69. Martins Meiers (206-C-91) finished with 17 points to lead the charge.
It was all about Ventspils in the first half. The Latvian side stayed dominant and rallied to a 43:27 halftime advantage. They stretched the margin in the third term. Ventspils arrived at the final intermission up by 20 points 68:48. The Latvian team stayed in charge throughout the fourth quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Donald Sims (185-PG-87, college: Appalachian St.) provided 15 points in 14 minutes of action time.



Tartu Ulikool rally past Liepajas Lauvas - by Eurobasket News

Liepajas Lauvas - Tartu Ulikool 65:104

Tartu Ulikool finished the LOC Cup 2012 campaign on a high note. They defeated Liepajas Lauvas to clinch the fifth overall position in the ladder. Liepajas Lauvas finished in the sixth position after the defeat.
Tartu Ulikool led from start to finish in this one. They dominated in the first half. The Estonian team piled up a 51:30 lead at halftime. Tartu Ulikool stayed in charge throughout the second part of the encounter. They passed 100-point mark and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Kristo Saage (185-PG-85) stepped up with 30 points to lead the winners. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) added 16 points, while Justin Ingram (185-PG-85, agency: Two Points, college: Toledo) finished with 12 points for Tartu Ulikool. Ivars Timermanis (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 18 points for Liepajas Lauvas.



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Neptunas clinch LOC Cup 2012 title - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas - Siauliai 93:77

Neptunas celebrated pre-season tournament title in Liepaja. The Klaipeda team held off Siauliai to finish on top. Martynas Mazeika (193-G-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 21 points to lead the winners.
Neptunas fired 27 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 3-point lead. Neptunas stayed in front throughout the second quarter. They posted a 53:45 halftime advantage. Siauliai cut the deficit by one point in the third term. But it was not enough. Neptunas responded with a 20:11 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Laurynas Mikalauskas (203-PF-85, college: Virginia) notched 17 points, while Marius Runkauskas (190-G-86) and Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) added 13 points each for the winners. Papa Dia (212-F-87, college: SMU) answered with 13 points for Siauliai. Lewis Jackson (175-PG-89, college: Purdue) provided 12 points, while Samenas netted 11 in the loss.

Neptunas: Martynas Mazeika 21, Laurynas Mikalauskas 17, Marius Runkauskas 13, Vytautas Sarakauskas 13
Siauliai: Papa Dia 13, Lewis Jackson 12



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Amicale tabs Reggie Golson - by Eurobasket

Amicale Steinsel (Diekirch League) inked 31-year old American forward Reggie Golson (201-115kg-81, college: Southeast Missouri State, agency: Court Side). Golson has played for the last two years at Shimane Susanoo Magic in Japanese BJ League. In 46 BJ League games last season he averaged 12.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg.
He won Australian ABA League QBL championship title in 2010.
Golson is a very experienced player. He played also professionally in France (Cholet), Germany (Finke Baskets and Licher Baeren), Holland (Almere) and Australia (Rockhampton Rockets).
Golson graduated from Southeast Missouri State in 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Teodo announced the roster for 2012/2013 - by Darko Pekic

Teodo Tivat, the newcomer in Balkan league, announced today the roster dor 2012/2013 seaon. The general manager Misko Lucic informed eurobasket.com that new face in the Club would be: Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.), Marko Koljevic (191-G-90), Igor Kunjic (199-F-87), Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84), Ivan Fatic (185-PG-93) and junior team members, but possible fisrt team candidates brothers Andrija Crepulja and Petar Crepulja .

Manuel Johnson knows as "Scooby" is a Texas born US player with planty of european experience. He has played three years for Academica Coimbra and Sampaense and was awarded with many individual achievements ( All League forward of the year, All star member, best rebounder etc). He spent his college career at Texas A&M C.C. Johnson will try to add some size under the basket and help the team with his international experience. Marko Koljevic is a former member of Podgorica, Mogren and Danilovgrad and he will cover the point guard position. Ivan Fatic is a young point guard also with Junior National Team experience while Sinisa Tepavcevic is a well known in Montenegrin basketball. Igor Kunjic is one of the last latest signings and he spent last season in Danilovgrad. Brothers Crepulja are two young players and they transfered from Division II side Kotor.

According to eurobasket.com sources Teodo will get at least one more reinforcement or two under the basket but the names are still a secret.

Coach Slobodan Savovic can count also on some members of last years team: captain Srdjan Subotic (195-G-88), Radomir Pekic (195-G-92), Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84), Matija Lucic (183-G-94), Marko Mijovic (188-G-87) and Bojan Boskovic (203-C-85).



Nemanja Radovic close to sign with Vrsac - by Darko Pekic

Former power forward of Mornar and Buducnost, Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91, agency: Beo Basket) joined Vrsac for a trial. According to eurobasket.com sources he is very close to make the team and play in Serbian First Divsion this season. Radovic spent the last season in Buducnost but did not spend much time on the floor and the club and the player decided to split ways after the end of the season.

Vrsac, ex Hemofram, is a former Adriatic League winner but they will play only in the Serbia League this season because the main sponsor has left them. The team is coached by the former player of Beobanka, Red Star Belgrade and many foreign clubs, Oliver Popovic (agency: Alti Sport ).



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Jose Calderon not worried about losing minutes to Kyle Lowry - by Eurobasket News

Jose Manuel Calderon (6'4''-PG-81) has been around too long, seen too many guys come and go and has answered the same question so many times that another trip down Point Guard Controversy lane imaginative as it may be isnt going to bother him.

'I'll be happy, I'm always happy', the veteran Raptors guard said Monday.

With arrival of a younger point guard in new teammate Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova), and the chance Calderon will be asked to come off the bench in his eighth season in the NBA, there is sure to be some segments of the fan base wholl look for contretemps were none exist.

To Calderon, its a fabricated issue that will have no impact on the impending season.

'I don't know if we have to use that word (controversy) before even training camp', said Calderon before flatly denying a summer report that he was put out by the acquisition of Lowry and wanted a trade from the only NBA team hes ever played for. I think we are just two more players for the Raptors team, were going to try to win games for the Raptors.

I think its just wanting to make a big thing before anything has started. It doesnt matter, we have to win games, we want to make the playoffs. If he scores 20 points a game, Ill be happy; its helping us win.

The Lowry-Calderon duo does give the Raptors the luxury of two starting-calibre NBA point guards as they chase the teams first playoff spot in five seasons.

The gritty Lowry, picked up for a conditional first-round draft pick and Gary Forbes in July, should complement the savvy Calderon perfectly. How the minutes are distributed, or who starts and who comes off the bench, is an issue for coach Dwane Casey and will be determined solely by who works better with whom and in what role.

Joses one of the best, said Casey. I know there was a lot of grumbling around but I expect nothing whether hes the starter or coming off the bench no rumblings at all because his hearts in the right place and hes going to do the right thing for this team and this organization.

Casey even held up the notion that both could be on the court at the same time, although with shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross in the fold thats probably not going to be a common occurrence.

Last year, I watched a lot of tape on Houston and Kyle and also (Goran) Dragic played a lot minutes together and co-existed really well together, said Casey. Thats going to be something well look at in training camp because theyre two of our best players, not only just point guards but two of our best players and its up to us to make sure we know (in) which situations we can put them on the court together.

Calderon, who has shared with or won the full-time job from T.J. Ford, Jarrett Jack, Jerryd Bayless and a handful of others over his career, knows the ultimate decision isnt his.

This is my eighth season, I always have to compete with another guy, it doesnt matter, he said. I look like always, you have to compete to be starting or if not, at the end of the day, the coach is the one who gives you more or less minutes.

I dont know what Kyle thinks about it at the end of the day we have to co-exist if you want to win games.

Courtesy of www.thestar.com



Louis Amundson is a newcomer at Timberwolves - by Eurobasket

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) added to their roster 30-year old power forward Louis Amundson (205-104kg-82, college: UNLV, agency: Priority Sports). Amundson played last season at Indiana Pacers (NBA). In 71 NBA games he recorded 3.4ppg and 3.5rpg. Amundson also played at Golden State Warriors that season. He was never drafted by the NBA. But in 2006 Great Falls Explorers selected him in 3rd round (23 overall) in the CBA draft.
Amundson also played previously for NBA (Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Frisco Texas Legends).
He graduated from University of Nevada -Las Vegas in 2006 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @SpearsNBAYahoo)



Sixers to work out veteran SF Josh Howard - by Eurobasket News

Looking to add a little perimeter depth, newly minted general manager Tony DiLeo confirmed that the Sixers will work out veteran swingman Josh Howard (6'6''-F-80, college: Wake Forest) when training camp opens at Saint Joseph's University next week.

We do want to add to the wing position, DiLeo said. In the [Andrew Bynum] trade we lost two wing players with Andre Iguodala and Maurice Harkless, so were looking at different options at that small forward position and well invite players to camp to see if they fit that role.

Howard, 32, appeared in 43 games for Utah last season, averaging 8.7 points in 23 minutes per game. A 10-year NBA vet, Howard spent the majority of his career with Dallas before being traded to Washington in 2010. He hooked up with Utah as a free agent last season, earning a salary of $2.3 million.

A first-round pick for Dallas after four years at Wake Forest, Howard was an All-Star in 2007-08, when he averaged 19.9 points per game.

The Sixers currently have 13 players under contract going into training camp. On the perimeter, the team has newcomers Jason Richardson, Dorell Wright and Nick Young, plus returning veterans Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday.

Courtesy of www.csnphilly.com



Lakers G Steve Blake out 3 weeks with punctured foot from parking-garage mishap - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (6'3''-PG-80, college: Maryland) will be sidelined for at least three weeks after puncturing his left foot on a spike strip in a parking garage.

The Lakers announced Blakes injury Monday.

The veteran point guard will be held out of any impact exercises for about three weeks. Los Angeles opens training camp next Monday, Oct. 1, with its first preseason game Oct. 7.

Newly acquired center Dwight Howard also wont be participating immediately in Lakers camp while recuperating from offseason back surgery.

Blake is expected to be Steve Nashs backup this season. Blake averaged 5.2 points and 3.3 assists last season for the Lakers in his second season with the club while primarily backing up Derek Fisher and Ramon Sessions.

Blake is heading into his 10th NBA season.

Courtesy of www.washingtonpost.com



Malcolm Thomas to work out for Heat - by Eurobasket News

Malcolm Thomas (6'9''-C-88, college: San Diego St.) is headed to Miami to work out for the Heat on Tuesday and Wednesday, a league source told RealGM Monday.

Thomas remains a free agent and is searching for a guaranteed contract.

In their search for an athletic big man to round out the roster, the Heat have become intrigued enough with the 6-foot-9 Thomas to bring him in to train in front of management and the coaching staff.

In addition to his workouts with Miami, Thomas is weighing a couple NBA options and potential high-level EuroLeague situations, a source said. His two-day workout for the New York Knicks a couple weeks ago went well, but the Knicks are undecided as to how they want to fill out their roster.

Thomas presence on the open market surprises many across the NBA. Filled with athleticism and a high motor, Thomas is the only member of the 2012 Vegas Summer League All-Star team who is unsigned up to this point.

Thomas, 23, appeared in three regular season games for the San Antonio Spurs last season.

Courtesy of http://basketball.realgm.com



Seattle city council votes to back NBA arena plan - by Eurobasket News

The Seattle City Council on Monday voted 6-2 in favor of an arena financing deal with hedge fund manager and aspiring NBA franchise owner Chris Hansen that aims to lure the NBA back to the city.

The Pacific Northwest city lost the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City in 2008, where the team was renamed the Thunder, after the owner faulted city officials for not coming up with a plan to build a new arena.

The team's departure after four decades in Seattle angered basketball fans in the city, and officials are trying to bring back the National Basketball Association to town.

"This is about a can-do spirit, looking to the future and grabbing the opportunities that are being presented to our city," said Councilman Tim Burgess, who voted in favor of the financing deal.

The arena deal builds on a memorandum of understanding struck in May to require an outlay of up to $200 million in public bonds to help pay for the $490 million project.

That agreement was struck between hedge fund manager Chris Hansen, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine.

The public bonds would be repaid by taxes and rent payments generated from the arena.

"This may set a new bar for deals that cities strike with pro sports teams," said Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark, who voted in favor of the agreement.

The two council members voting against the deal acknowledged that their colleagues had extracted relatively favorable terms from Hansen and his partners but said that it was not enough.

"This revised agreement may prevent the most problematic outcomes," said Councilman Richard Conlin. "That does not mean that we will wind up benefiting from it or that it is a good use of the city's time, resources or financial capacity."

The King County Council still needs to sign off on the deal before Hansen can begin shopping for a team. In a statement, King County Councilman Joe McDermott said the county body was likely to do so soon.

"I am certain we will stand together with a final in the next few weeks," McDermott said.

Under the agreement, Seattle officials would create a $40 million transportation fund to help offset traffic congestion in the area that could worsen with the new arena.

The new terms also include at least $2 million to spruce up the SuperSonics' old home, Key Arena, up to $5 million to help pay the rent for the WNBA's Seattle Storm should they wind up playing in the new arena, and a personal financial guarantee from Hansen on paying off the arena debt.

Hansen could also be required to buy the new arena for $200 million after 30 years.

The deal is contingent on an environmental assessment of the project that will include an exploration of alternate sites.

Hansen has spent millions of dollars acquiring land near downtown for the proposed arena close to the stadiums of the Seattle Mariners baseball team and the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

Hansen's plan calls for having teams from both the NBA and the National Hockey League play in the new arena, but ground could be broken on the project for an NBA team alone.

"This is a magical day and a long time coming," said Kris Brannon, one of a handful of diehard green- and yellow-clad SuperSonics fans that cheered and hugged in the City Council chambers after the votes were tallied.

The NBA franchise most often linked in media reports with a possible move to Seattle is the Sacramento Kings. The team previously expressed an interest in moving to Anaheim in southern California.

Courtesy of www.reuters.com



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Oregon shores up weakness with Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi - by Eurobasket News

Few teams in the Pac-12 have a weakness more glaring than Oregons lack of a big-time board-getter.

Oregons best rebounder last season (E.J. Singler) pulled down just 5.6 boards per game, the second lowest mark for a teams leading rebounder in the Pac-12. Only Trojans guard Byron Wesley, USCs top-performing rebounder last season, owned a lower total.

Less than three weeks before the teams first official practice, the Ducks shored up their rebounding deficiency by grabbing the best available rebounder on the open market. And they did so in grand style.

Oregon beat out Kentucky on the recruiting wireyes, in basketballto land coveted Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi (6'7''-F-90). Kazemi, a physical 6-foot-7 forward and rebounding maestro, committed to Dana Altman and his staff following a visit to the Eugene campus on Saturday. He has since enrolled at Oregon and begun working out with the team.

The first Iranian-born college basketball player to play in Division 1, Kazemi averaged 12.4 points and 10.3 rebounds for the Owls as a junior last season. Had he returned to Rice for his senior campaign, the transfer forward would have been a preseason favorite for Conference USA player of the year honors. In addition to Oregon and Kentucky, Kazemi was also considering Texas, Florida, Ohio State and Cincinnati.

Kazemi is pursuing a hardship waiver to play immediately. Under NCAA rules, transfers not granted a special waiver must sit out two semesters before playing in games for their new school.

The three-year Owl standout exits his former school under extraordinary circumstances, becoming the sixth player to leave Rice since the end of last season. Kazemi joins ex-teammate Omar Oraby (USC) as the second Rice player to transfer into the Pac-12.

If the NCAA grants Kazemi a waiver, the core of Oregons starting front court next season will consist of players making second and third college stops. Other than the senior Singler, a native Oregonian who has remained at the school for all four years, the Ducks will lean heavily on a crop of transfers who first made names for themselves at other place.

Starting center Tony Woods, a Wake Forest transfer who developed into a starting role at Oregon during conference play last season, should see an uptick in minutes what with the loss of forward Olu Ashaolu. The Ducks have also bolstered their depth down low this offseason thanks to the addition of 6-foot-11 junior college transfer Waverly Austin, a versatile big man expected to back up Woods at center next season.

No transfer ticketed for Eugene, however, is more significant than the Middle Eastern migrant who passed up the glitz of Kentucky for a leading role at Oregon. With Kazemi on board for one seasonwhenever, exactly, he is eligible to playthe Ducks will no longer have to lean on a perimeter-oriented player to shoulder the rebounding load.

To compete with the muscle of Washington, Arizona, UCLA and the like inside, Oregon needed to revamp its frontcourt using external solutions. So after combing the transfer wire and stumbling upon the only Iranian-born player in college basketball, not only did the Ducks end up with quite the story, but they may have pulled down the Pac-12s future top rebounder too.

Courtesy of http://bustingbrackets.com



College Basketball Recruiting: Big Weekend for Rhode Island and Oregon - by Carl Berman

It was a very successful weekend on the recruiting trail for the University of Rhode Island and the Oregon Ducks.

Danny Hurley and his staff have been working hard trying to revamp the Rams roster after a tough prior season under the previous staff. With an almost all new team, the Rams have been predicted at, or near, the bottom of the Atlantic 10 this year. That likely wont change. However with this years recruits, three transfers eligible next season and the recent 2013 signings, Rhode Island is in position to challenge for an NCAA berth as soon as the 2013-14 season.

This weekend the Rams reeled in E.C. Matthews, a 6'4 combo-guard from Michigan rated as a Top-100 recruit in the 2013 class by ESPN. Matthews is probably more suited to a scoring role but can also play the point. Then, Ifeanyi Onyekaba, a strong 6'7 Nigerian power forward playing high school ball in Virginia enrolled at the school. Onyekaba was initially in the 2013 class but reclassified to potentially join the Rams for the 2012 season. Hell need to be deemed eligible by the NCAA but at the very least hell help form an imposing frontline for Rhody for 2013-14. Onyekaba appears to be very strong and a solid rebounder who can finish around the basket. Then Hassan Martin, a 6'6 athletic swing forward from Staten Island signed on. Martin is rated #7 in New York State and spurned offers from Kansas State, Iowa State and Providence.

In 2013-14 the Rams will feature interior play from Onyekaba, Jordan Hare, a 6'10 3-star 2012 recruit from Michigan, Gil Biruta, a 6'8, 245 pound transfer from Rutgers, Martin, Jarelle Reischel (6'6, Rice transfer) and incoming 6'8 frosh Mike Aaman. Matthews will join a backcourt with current sophomores PG Mike Powell and CG TJ Buchanan, 6'3 Biggie Minnis (Texas Tech transfer) and 6'2 shooter Xavier Munford. Thats a solid nucleus to build on.

Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi (6'7''-F-90), a 67 forward with one year of eligibility remaining elected to transfer to Oregon this weekend. Kazemi, the first collegiate player from Iran and one of the top rebounders (10.3 rpg) in the nation will file a hardship application with the NCAA in order to be eligible for the 2012-13 season. He chose Oregon over Kentucky, Florida, Ohio State and others.

If Kazemi is eligible this season hell join recent signee 6'11 Waverly Austin, the top JUCO center last season, 6'10 senior Tony Woods and returnee E.J. Singler in a much improved frontcourt for the Ducks. With the losses of starters Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and Olu Ashaolu it was thought this would be a rebuilding year for the Ducks. But with Austins addition and the possible addition of Kazemi this year, Oregon will be able to compete in a much stronger Pac-12 conference.

Oregon also received commitments this weekend from Tyrell and Tyree Robinson, 6'3 brothers from San Diego who will primarily play football but will also play basketball. The Robinson's are close friends with Aaron Gordon, the 6'8, 5-star forward also considering Oregon. A Gordon signing would elevate Oregon to Pac-12 contenders for the 2013-14 season.

Carl Berman is a Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball.




Suspended Iowa St. guard Palo pleads not guilty to charge of sexual abuse - by Eurobasket News

Suspended Iowa State basketball player Bubu Palo (6'1''-G-91) has pleaded not guilty to one charge of sexual abuse.

Palo was suspended Sept. 7 after being charged with sexually abusing a woman he was driving home earlier this year. Online court records say Palo's attorney, Matthew Boles, filed a written plea of not guilty on Tuesday.

Palo and another man, 21-year-old Spencer Cruise, of Ames, were charged with second-degree sexual abuse. The criminal complaint says the men offered to give a woman a ride home on May 18, but instead drove her to a home owned by Cruise's family and "committed a sex act by force against the victim's will."

Online records show that Cruise hasn't entered a plea.

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg has suspended Palo, a reserve guard.

Courtesy of www.cbssports.com



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The Emus win U19 Oceania Championship series - by Eurobasket News

Australian Junior National Team took on their New Zealand counterparts in the U19 Oceania Championship series. The Emus retained their Oceania championship title sweeping the series. The victory also means the Emus advanced into U19 World Championship to be held next year in Czech Republic.
Australia U19 tipped off the series with an 85:64 win over Junior Tall Blacks. Dante Exum (193-PG-95) came up with 17 points to lead the charge. The Emus and Junior Tall Blacks were tied at 36 at halftime. But Australia went on a 30:13 run in the third term to clear off. They registered a comfortable win at the end. Jack Lopez and Dane Pineau (203-F-94) had 12 points each for the winners. Mathew Lacey (178-G-94) answered with 18 points for New Zealand. Reuben Te Rangi (201-F-94) had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Next game once again was dominated by the Emus. Australia cleared off to a 52:28 halftime lead and never looked back. The Emus clinched a 95:70 win at the end. Michael Rowley (200-F-94) accounted for 17 points, while Dante Exum added 16 points for the winners. Reuben Te Rangi answered with 26 points for the Kiwis.
The Emus completed the sweep with a 93:60 success in the third game. Dane Pineau came up with 18 points to lead the Emus. Mirko Djeric (191-PG-95) contributed 15 points for the winning side. Kennerley responded with 12 points, while Anamatu Haku (200-F/G-94) had 10 points for the Junior Tall Blacks.



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Spurs name Udoka coach - by Iwedi Ojinmah

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that Ime Udoka has been named an assistant coach.

Ime Udoka possesses an outstanding work ethic as well as a natural inclination to teach. We are excited to add someone with his potential to our coaching staff, said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich.

Udoka returns to San Antonio after having played for the Silver and Black from 2007-09 and during the 2010-11 campaign. In his three seasons with the Spurs, he appeared in 160 games, averaging 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 15.5 minutes.

Udoka spent seven seasons in the NBA playing in 316 career games, averaging 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 18.1 minutes . He enjoyed his best campaign during the 2006-07 season when he started 75 games for Portland, averaging 8.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 28.6 minutes. Udoka also played for the L.A. Lakers in 2003-04, the New York Knicks in 2005-06, the Sacramento Kings in 2009-10 and the New Jersey Nets in 2011-12.

Undrafted out of college, Udoka spent time in NBA Development League, USBL, IBA and internationally in Spain and France. Udoka began his D-League career in 2002-03 with the Charleston Lowgators. In 2005-06 he was named to the All-NBA D-League First Team and was also the recipient of Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award after averaging 17.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 45 games for the Fort Worth Flyers.

Udoka closed out his college career at Portland State where he led the Vikings in scoring, rebounding, steals and blocked shots during the 1999-2000 season. He was also named First Team All-Big Sky Conference and was selected as the leagues Newcomer of the Year. Udoka began his college career at Eastern Utah and spent a year at the University of San Francisco before arriving at Portland State.

Though American-born, Udokas late father was of Ibibio descent and was born in Nigeria which allowed Udoka to play for the Nigerian National Team. He represented Nigeria in multiple tournaments, including the 2005 African Championship, the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where he averaged 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists, and the 2011 African Championship where he helped lead Nigeria to a bronze medal.

culled from Spurs.com



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Standings - BLNO

BLNO Standings
 1. Centrum 2-0 
 2. Gimle BBK 2-1 
 3. Froya Basket 2-1 
 4. Tromso 2-1 
 5. Baerum Basket 1-2 
 6. Ammerud Bskt 0-2 
 7. Asker Aliens 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 23: Baerum Basket - Froya Basket 90-99
Sep. 23: Tromso - Ammerud Bskt 69-54
Sep. 23: Asker Aliens - Gimle BBK 63-86

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 29: Gimle BBK - Centrum
Sep. 30: Froya Basket - Centrum
Sep. 30: Asker Aliens - Ammerud Bskt


BLNO Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith THOMPSON
  Baerum B.
  (197-F-90)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Thompson, Baerum22.7 
 2. Jones, Tromso19.3 
 3. Mostafa, Froya B.19.0 
 4. Thomas, Gimle BBK18.3 
 5. Stien, Asker Aliens18.0 
 6. Silavs, Froya B.18.0 
 7. Stien, Gimle BBK18.0 
 8. Gabrans, Froya B.17.3 
 9. Wallace, Tromso15.7 
 10. Hinsch, Centrum15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Tromso
  (196-F-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Jones, Tromso15.7 
 2. Berg, Asker Aliens14.0 
 3. Thomas, Gimle BBK12.3 
 4. Mostafa, Froya B.10.0 
 5. Nyborg, Centrum9.5 
 6. Thompson, Baerum9.3 
 7. Bertelsen, Asker A.8.5 
 8. Gabrans, Froya B.7.7 
 9. Harto, Baerum B.7.7 
 10. Nwachukwu, Ammer.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Edmunds GABRANS
  Froya B.
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Gabrans, Froya B.5.0 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.4.7 
 3. Mahnin, Centrum4.5 
 4. Holm, Baerum B.4.3 
 5. Bohn, Asker Aliens3.5 
 6. Adahada, Ammerud3.5 
 7. Thomas, Gimle BBK3.3 
 8. Silavs, Froya B.2.7 
 9. Stien, Asker Aliens2.5 
 10. Haddad, Ammerud2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Issalhi, Tromso2.3 
 2. Thompson, Baerum2.3 
 3. Jones, Tromso2.0 
 4. Gabrans, Froya B.2.0 
 5. Mostafa, Froya B.1.7 
 6. Nzeyimana, Froya B.1.7 
 7. Timus, Ammerud1.5 
 8. Tallaksen, Asker A.1.5 
 9. Brodahl, Centrum1.5 
 10. Bohn, Asker Aliens1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Delano THOMAS
  Gimle BBK
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Thomas, Gimle BBK1.7 
 2. Nyborg, Centrum1.5 
 3. Thompson, Baerum1.3 
 4. Andreassen, Baerum1.3 
 5. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.0 
 6. Jones, Tromso0.7 
 7. Mostafa, Froya B.0.7 
 8. Harto, Baerum B.0.7 
 9. Bryn, Ammerud Bskt0.5 
 10. Jespersen, Centr.0.5 


BLNO Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in BLNO and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds.

Round 3 most important game was a victory of Froya Basket over 3rd placed Baerum Basket 99-90 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Baerum Basket won fourth quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Froya Basket shot 28 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Baerum Basket only scored twelve points from the stripe. Froya Basket forced 21 Baerum Basket turnovers. Strangely Baerum Basket outrebounded Froya Basket 47-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. 30 personal fouls committed by Baerum Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Latvian guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Latvian point guard Reno Silavs (180-91) contributed with 22 points for the winners. American forward Keith Thompson (197-90, college: Utah Valley) answered with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds for Baerum Basket. Baerum Basket's coach Mathias Eckhoff rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Gimle BBK and Tromso. Baerum Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Froya Basket is looking forward to face league's leader Centrum in Oslo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baerum Basket will have a break next round.
The game in Asker supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Gimle BBK (2-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Asker Aliens (0-2). Gimle BBK smashed Asker Aliens 86-63. It was a great evening for guard Anders Stien (195-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Delano Thomas helped adding 12 points and 9 rebounds. Gimle BBK's coach Brent Hackman felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Espen Stien (186-86) with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Gimle BBK maintains second place with 2-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Centrum, which they share with Tromso and Froya Basket. Asker Aliens at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Ammerud Bskt. Gimle BBK will play against league's leader Centrum in Oslo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Asker Aliens will play at home against Ammerud Bskt (#6) in Oslo and hope to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 winless Ammerud Bskt were beaten by Tromso on the road 69-54.


Baerum Basket - Froya Basket 90-99

Round 3 most important game was a victory of Froya Basket over 3rd placed Baerum Basket 99-90 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Baerum Basket won fourth quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Froya Basket shot 28 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Baerum Basket only scored twelve points from the stripe. Froya Basket forced 21 Baerum Basket turnovers. Strangely Baerum Basket outrebounded Froya Basket 47-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. 30 personal fouls committed by Baerum Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Latvian guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Latvian point guard Reno Silavs (180-91) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Five Froya Basket players scored in double figures. American forward Keith Thompson (197-90, college: Utah Valley) answered with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Ryan Ferranti (195-86, college: Rollins) added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Baerum Basket. Baerum Basket's coach Mathias Eckhoff rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Gimle BBK and Tromso. Baerum Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Froya Basket is looking forward to face league's leader Centrum in Oslo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baerum Basket will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Baerum Basket: K.Thompson 34+14reb+1ast, R.Ferranti 16+10reb+2ast, P.Holm 13+1ast, L.Harto 9+8reb+1ast, T.Mjos 7+4reb+9ast, B.Andreassen 5+5reb
Froya Basket: E.Gabrans 23+10reb+8ast, R.Silavs 22+4reb+1ast, A.Schonning 14+5reb+1ast, A.Nzeyimana 14+1ast, N.Blatancic 12+5reb, H.Mostafa 10+8reb+2ast
gschID: 178363


Tromso - Ammerud Bskt 69-54

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Tromso's (2-1) home victory over bottom-ranked Ammerud Bskt (0-2) 69-54. The game without a history. Tromso led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Tromso outrebounded Ammerud Bskt 41-21 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American forward Jonathan Jones (196-88, college: Kean) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import guard Gary Wallace (187-88, college: Robert Morris, agency: TSS Management) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. Tromso's coach Kenneth Webb used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was guard Ifiok Adahada (185-87) with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Roy Nwachukwu (196-90, college: Seminole St.CC) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Tromso moved-up to second place, which they share with Gimle BBK and Froya Basket. Ammerud Bskt at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Asker Aliens. Tromso will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ammerud Bskt will play on the road against Asker Aliens (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ammerud Bskt: R.Timus 11+2reb+2ast, R.Nwachukwu 10+8reb, I.Adahada 9+6reb+7ast, G.Klubnes 7+1reb+1ast, O.Egeland 5+1reb, A.Haddad 4+3ast
Tromso: G.Wallace 19+5reb, J.Jones 16+17reb+4ast, N.Phillip 14+4reb, G.Mihaylov 7+2reb+2ast, A.Solem 4, H.Issalhi 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 178361


Asker Aliens - Gimle BBK 63-86

The game in Asker supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Gimle BBK (2-1) played at the court of bottom-ranked Asker Aliens (0-2). Gimle BBK smashed Asker Aliens 86-63. The game without a history. Gimle BBK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great evening for guard Anders Stien (195-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Delano Thomas (203-81, college: Shawnee St.) helped adding 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Gimle BBK players scored in double figures. Gimle BBK's coach Brent Hackman felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Espen Stien (186-86) with 21 points and 5 rebounds and forward Sjur Berg (198-96) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Gimle BBK maintains second place with 2-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Centrum, which they share with Tromso and Froya Basket. Asker Aliens at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Ammerud Bskt. Gimle BBK will play against league's leader Centrum in Oslo in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Asker Aliens will play at home against Ammerud Bskt (#6) in Oslo and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Asker Aliens: E.Stien 21+5reb+2ast, S.Berg 14+14reb, J.Bohn 12+5reb+4ast, Y.Amoikon 7+2reb+2ast, P.Bertelsen 4+6reb, P.Midtvedt 3+1reb
Gimle BBK: A.Stien 22+5reb+5ast, E.Fjaerestad 14+1reb, S.Enge 13+6reb+3ast, D.Thomas 12+9reb+2ast, D.Hammer 10+2reb+1ast, S.Otabor 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 178362



Gimle BBK Bergen sign Delano Thomas - by Eurobasket Center

Gimle BBK Bergen signed 31-year old American forward Delano Thomas (203-F-81, college: Shawnee St.). In his first game he scored 19 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and 5 assists helping his new team beat Tromso 74-52. Thomas played most recently at Associacao Academica de Coimbra (Portugal). While playing 21 games for Academica last season his stats were: 8.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Thomas is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Brazil, Germany, Portugal, Syria, Uruguay and USA.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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No win for Benfica at tournament in Lisbon - by Eurobasket News

Benfica was the host of international tournament in Lisbon this past weekend. The Portuguese squad ended winless.
In the Semifinals, Benfica gave a tough time to Estudiantes. The Students had to work very hard to get 85-81 win. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) was unstoppable with 25 points for the Spanish team. Lucas Nogueira (213-C-92) was their second scorer with 16. In Benfica, Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, college: Wright St.) was better than the others with 19 points and Heshimu Evans (198-F-75, college: Kentucky) followed him with 14. LaceDarius Dunn (193-G-87, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Baylor) netted 13 points in this loss and was the last player with double digits.
In the battle for third place Benfica lost to Lagun Aro GBC 70-80. Qyntel Woods (203-F/G-81, college: N.Mississippi JC) and Ramiro Fayanas led Liga Endesa team with 16 and 14 points respectively. The hosts got 15 points from Seth Doliboa and 14 from LaceDarius Dunn. Claudio Fonseca (206-C-89) and Heshimu Evans posted 9 and 8 pts.



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Khimky edge Brose Baskets at Domreiter Cup - by Eurobasket News

Brose Baskets - Khimky 81:87

Khimky finished the Domreiter Cup on a high note. They defeated hosting Brose Baskets to gain the second place. Vitaliy Fridzon (196-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) scored 26 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 steals to lead the visitors. Brose Baskets finished in the third position.
Khimky enjoyed a slim 22:20 lead after ten minutes. The Russian team however managed to secure it throughout the second quarter. Khimky recorded a 43:39 halftime advantage. The visitors opened a 50:39 lead in the third term. But Brose Baskets were able to pull back within two points at the final break 59:61. Brose Baskets finally pulled ahead 73:72 midway through the fourth frame. The hosts boosted the margin to 5 points 77:72 before Khimky responded with a stunning run to seal the victory. K.C. Rivers (196-G/F-87, college: Clemson) accounted for 17 points, while Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) added 11 points in the victory. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) answered with 20 points for Khimky. Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) posted 13 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Brose Baskets: Teddy Gipson 20, Sharrod Ford 13+12 boards
Khimky: Vitaliy Fridzon 26, K.C. Rivers 17, Kresimir Loncar 11



Lokomotiv inks Alexey Savrasenko - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban (PBL) agreed terms with 33-year old Russian ex-international center Alexey Savrasenko (215-118kg-79). He is a dual citizen owning also Greek passport. Savrasenko played last season at Unics (PBL). In 21 PBL games he had 5.7ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 35 games in Euroleague where he recorded 3.9ppg and 3.1rpg. Savrasenko helped them to make it to the quarterfinals.
He was a member of Russian Senior National Team between 2001 and 2008. Savrasenko also represented Russia at the Olympic Games in Beijing (China) four years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 66.7%, FT: 83.3%.
Savrasenko is quite experienced player. He played previously for Italy, Greece (Peristeri GS Athens and Olympiacos).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings

National League Standings
 1. C.Eriksson F. 3-0 
 2. Edinburgh K. 3-0 
 3. Troon T. 3-0 
 4. Glasgow R. II 1-1 
 5. St.Mirren S. 1-1 
 6. Stirling K. 1-2 
 7. Glasgow Univ. 1-2 
 8. Dunfermline R. 1-2 
 9. Boroughmuir 0-3 
 10. Glasgow Storm 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 22: Dunfermline R. - Boroughmuir 87-80
Sep. 22: Troon T. - Stirling K. 76-55
Sep. 22: Glasgow Storm - Glasgow R. II 68-90
Sep. 22: St.Mirren S. - Edinburgh K. 65-79
Sep. 22: Glasgow Univ. - C.Eriksson F. 59-78

Regular Season: Round 4

Oct. 6: Boroughmuir - St.Mirren S.
Oct. 6: Edinburgh K. - Troon T.
Oct. 6: C.Eriksson F. - Dunfermline R.
Oct. 6: Glasgow R. II - Glasgow Univ.
Oct. 6: Stirling K. - Glasgow Storm



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BKK Radnicki wins tournament in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News

BKK Radnicki is the winner of tournament in Belgrade (Slobodan Piva Ivkovic memorial), which was held this past weekend. BKK Radnicki downed Radnicki FMP in the final game 84-78. Nemanja Bezbradica (204-F/C-93, agency: Beo Basket) and Predrag Kosanovic (203-F-76, agency: BeoExcell) led the winners with 14 points each. Marko Boltic (193-G-87) was third scorer in BKK Radnicki with 13 points and Luka Igrutinovic (193-PG-92) added 12. In the loosing squad, Milos Bojovic (198-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) shined with 25 points and was way better than the others. Maksim Sturanovic (209-C-88, agency: Beo Basket), Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) and Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) stopped to 10 points each. It was very exciting game and BKK Radnicki won it thanks to crucial triple by Marko Boltic in the finish. Quarters: 21-15, 25-14, 20-17, 18-22. Boltic was named MVP of the tournament, while Milos Bojovic was the top scorer.
In the battle for third place Mega Vizura was too strong for Rabotnicki 101-84. Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) had a great game with 24 points. Marko Lukovic (204-SF-92, agency: Beo Basket) and Vasilije Micic (191-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) netted 17 and 13 pts each.
In the Semifinals, Radnicki FMP was better than Mega Vizura 88-72. BKK Radnicki blasted Rabotnicki 97-64.



Radnicki Kragujevac outguns Lukoil Academik in preseason action - by Eurobasket News

Radnicki Kragujevac - Lukoil Academik Sofia 82-69

Radnicki Kragujevac and Lukoil Academik Sofia met in a friendly game yesterday. The Serbian squad celebrated 82-69 win in this meeting, which was played in Dimitrovgrad. Radnicki shined in Q2 and Q3 to take the victory against the reigning Bulgarian champion. Stefan Bircevic (209-F/C-89) stepped up for the winners with 16 points, while American Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) scored 12 points. Australian Mark Worthington (202-PF-83, college: Metro St.) and Milos Borisov (199-G/F-85) delivered 11 points each. In Lukoil, Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Two Points, college: San Diego St.) exploded with 26 points and he was top-scorer of this game. Lukoil had only one more player with double digits and it was Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) with 10 pts. Bozhidar Avramov (196-PG-90, agency: Interperformances) was limited to 8 pts in Dimitrovgrad. Lukoil had 19-20 lead after the opening ten minutes and they won Q4 as well (17-22). However, Radnicki shined in the second period (26-13) and continued with 20-14 after the breather, what was enough for comfortable victory.

Radnicki Kragujevac: Stefan Bircevic 16, Terrico White 12, Mark Worthington 11, Milos Borisov 11
Lukoil Academik: Mohammed Abukar 26, Darryl Watkins 10, Bozhidar Avramov 8



Boris Savovic leads Crvena Zvezda to win in last friendly check - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - Tamis 89-73

Crvena Zvezda celebrated in its last friendly check before the start of the new season. They handed 89-73 loss to Tamis. Boris Savovic (206-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the hosts with 21 points and Elton Brown (206-C-83, college: Virginia) posted 16. Igor Rakocevic (193-G-78) and Bojan Subotic (206-F/C-90) added 12 and 11 points respectively for their team. In Tamis, Slobodan Lalic (197-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) scored 13 and Dejan Majstorovic (196-F-88) had 12. Branko Jereminov (187-G-87) stopped to 10 pts. Second quarter was the crucial one in this game. Before that Crvena Zvezda made minimum lead (19-18) in the first ten minutes. Boris Savovic and his teammates smashed Tamis creating 23-10 for rest of the first half. They had no troubles to keep comfortable lead after that. Adriatic league begins next weekend. In Round One, Crvena Zvezda will play against Split on the road.

Crvena Zvezda: Boris Savovic 21, Elton Brown 16, Igor Rakocevic 12, Bojan Subotic 11
Tamis: Slobodan Lalic 13, Dejan Majstorovic 12, Branko Jereminov 10



Balkan gets bigger with Serbian center Milan Bjegovic - by Eurobasket News

Milan Bjegovic (211-C-81) is back to Balkan Botevgrad. The Serbian center penned a deal for the upcoming season. He played for Balkan in 2006/07. For 31 games in Bulgaria that year the player had 10 ppg and 4.8 rpg. Last season Milan Bjegovic spent with Serbian team Proleter Naftagas Zrenjanin. He had 9.2 ppg and 4.7 rpg for 9 games in Serbian A League. He finished the season with Bosnian Servitium Gradiska. Milan Bjegovic played for the Czech team USK Praha in 2010/11. There he had 9.7 ppg and 5.7 rpg for 29 games. In the past, Bjegovic played in Slovenia, Cyprus and Lithuania.


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Jose Calderon not worried about losing minutes to Kyle Lowry - by Eurobasket News

Jose Manuel Calderon (6'4''-PG-81) has been around too long, seen too many guys come and go and has answered the same question so many times that another trip down Point Guard Controversy lane imaginative as it may be isnt going to bother him.

'I'll be happy, I'm always happy', the veteran Raptors guard said Monday.

With arrival of a younger point guard in new teammate Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova), and the chance Calderon will be asked to come off the bench in his eighth season in the NBA, there is sure to be some segments of the fan base wholl look for contretemps were none exist.

To Calderon, its a fabricated issue that will have no impact on the impending season.

'I don't know if we have to use that word (controversy) before even training camp', said Calderon before flatly denying a summer report that he was put out by the acquisition of Lowry and wanted a trade from the only NBA team hes ever played for. I think we are just two more players for the Raptors team, were going to try to win games for the Raptors.

I think its just wanting to make a big thing before anything has started. It doesnt matter, we have to win games, we want to make the playoffs. If he scores 20 points a game, Ill be happy; its helping us win.

The Lowry-Calderon duo does give the Raptors the luxury of two starting-calibre NBA point guards as they chase the teams first playoff spot in five seasons.

The gritty Lowry, picked up for a conditional first-round draft pick and Gary Forbes in July, should complement the savvy Calderon perfectly. How the minutes are distributed, or who starts and who comes off the bench, is an issue for coach Dwane Casey and will be determined solely by who works better with whom and in what role.

Joses one of the best, said Casey. I know there was a lot of grumbling around but I expect nothing whether hes the starter or coming off the bench no rumblings at all because his hearts in the right place and hes going to do the right thing for this team and this organization.

Casey even held up the notion that both could be on the court at the same time, although with shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross in the fold thats probably not going to be a common occurrence.

Last year, I watched a lot of tape on Houston and Kyle and also (Goran) Dragic played a lot minutes together and co-existed really well together, said Casey. Thats going to be something well look at in training camp because theyre two of our best players, not only just point guards but two of our best players and its up to us to make sure we know (in) which situations we can put them on the court together.

Calderon, who has shared with or won the full-time job from T.J. Ford, Jarrett Jack, Jerryd Bayless and a handful of others over his career, knows the ultimate decision isnt his.

This is my eighth season, I always have to compete with another guy, it doesnt matter, he said. I look like always, you have to compete to be starting or if not, at the end of the day, the coach is the one who gives you more or less minutes.

I dont know what Kyle thinks about it at the end of the day we have to co-exist if you want to win games.

Courtesy of www.thestar.com



Oviedo CB lands Willie Galick - by Eurobasket News

Oviedo Club Baloncesto (LEB Silver) tabbed 25-year old Canadian ex-international forward Willie Galick (203-102kg-87, college: CS Northridge). Galick played most recently at Pertevniyal in Turkish TB2L. In 20 TB2L games he averaged 6.1ppg and 4.6rpg last season. He also played at Academica in Portuguese LPB that season.
Galicks team Sodertalje made it to Swedish Basketligan Semifinals in 2011.
He was also a member of Canadian international program for some years. Galick played for Canadian Senior National Team in 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2005. He represented Canada at the World University Championships in Bangkok five years ago.
Galick played previously professionally in Portugal (Academica).
He graduated from Cal State - Northridge in 2010 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Valladolid signs American Alex Renfroe for 2012/13 - by Eurobasket News

As expected, Alex Renfroe (191-PG-86, college: Belmont) became a new member of Blancos de Rueda Valladolid. The player signed one-season deal with his new club. Renfroe arrives to Valladolid today. Last season he spent with Italian team Enel Brindisi. He helped them win LegaDue title and promotion for SerieA. The point guard had 12.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 3.6 apg for 38 games. He was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 2nd Team -12. It is important to mention that Brindisi also won LegaDue Cup last season. Before Brindisi, Alex Renfroe spent one year with Croatian Zagreb. He helped them win Croatian league title and Cup in 2010/11. The player was named to Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Imports Team -11. In the past, Alex Renfroe played for VEF Riga and was named Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Guard of the Year -10. He was also awarded with Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Guard of the Year -10. It was his first season as a pro.


Valencia's Thomas Kelati suffers knee injury (Update: 3-5 weeks out) - by Eurobasket News

Update: Grade 2 sprain of the left knee internal lateral ligament. Out 3-5 weeks.

Valencia's Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Washington St.) suffered left knee injury during the Supercup Semifinals against Regal Barcelona. He got injured during the second quarter. Kelati will undergo various tests today, after what will be clear what kind of injury he suffered and how long he will be out. Thomas Kelati penned a deal with Valencia earlier this summer. He played for the club also in 2009/10 season. They won the EuroCup title together that year. Kelati had 8.3 ppg and 3 rpg for 15 games. Last two seasons Thomas Kelati spent with Khimky Moscow Region. In the latest one he had 9.7 ppg and 2.6 rpg for 15 EuroCup games. His numbers were lower in Russian and VTB United League. Khimky was the EuroCup winner last season. It means that Kelati won two EuroCup titles in past three years. In 2011, he won the trophy in VTB United League with Khimky.



Asefa Estudiantes beats Caceres to win 'Trofeo de Lisboa' - by Eurobasket News

Asefa Estudiantes is the winner of 2012 'Trofeo de Lisboa'. They handed 81-70 loss to Caceres in the final game. The Students were in charge during the entire game. They had 6-point lead at the halftime and later jumped to 53-45. At the end it was double digit win for Estu. Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii) and rookie Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89, college: Louisville) shined with 18 and 17 points respectively. German Gabriel (207-C-80) and Jayson Granger (186-G-89) helped with 12 and 10 points. In Caceres, Braydon Hobbs (195-G, college: Bellarmine) and Roberto Morentin (206-F/C-81, college: Cent.Florida) were better than the others with 14 and 13 points. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93) stopped to 10 pts in this meeting.
In the Semifinals, Estudiantes outplayed host Benfica 85-81. Carl English shined in this game as well scoring 25 points. In the other Semis, Caceres eliminated Lagun Aro GBC 77-72.



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Sundsvall Dragons post three wins over weekend - by Eurobasket News

Sundsvall Dragons continued their preparations for the upcoming season. They played three games over the weekend.
First Sundsvall overcame Finnish Korihait 92:81. Andreas Schreiber (205-C-87, agency: Two Points, college: Pennsylvania) posted 14 points to lead the winners. Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) added 13 points, while Baeringsson added 12 for the Swedish team.
Next the Dragons took on Uppsala. Sundsvall faced a one-point deficit heading into the fourth frame but managed to come back from behind posting a 90:86 victory. Andreas Schreiber accounted for 23 points to lead the charge. Michael Cuffee (193-F-83, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 22 points in the winning effort. Odin Lindell (203-C-90) answered with 17 points for Uppsala. Rickard Eriksson (190-SG-82) had 16 points in the loss.
Sundsvall then played with Korihait once again. And again the Dragons proved the strength claiming an 87:82 win. Alex Wesby (196-G-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Temple) delivered 23 points for the winners. Jakob Sigurdarson chipped in 20 points in the victory.



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Domercant is out for 3 weeks - by Ugur Turker

Henry Domercant (194-G-80, college: E.Illinois) had injured in Final of Banvit Tournument and the club announced that Domercant will miss three weeks. " After medical screening of Henry Domercant's injury, it is decided to rest and cure the player within 3 weeks without playing basketball ". Henry Domercant joined Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul during off season from Unics Kazan and has already showed impressive performances in friendly games.


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Arminas Urbutis to be tested by Mykolaiv - by Eurobasket News

MBC Mykolaiv are still looking for possible frontcourt reinforcement. They invited Arminas Urbutis (205-C/F-86, college: Hofstra) for try-outs. The Lithuanian centre started the previous season in Rudupis. He tallied 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in LKL. In EuroCup Arminas Urbutis posted 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.0 steal per appearance. The centre also posted 7.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in Baltic League. Arminas Urbutis finished the season in Italy. He played for Scavolini Pesaro. His stats read 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in SeriaA. It was his third pro season. Arminas Urbutis is the Hofstra University graduate.


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BBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mike BALDARELLI
  Durham W.
  (193-F/G-89)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Baldarelli, Durham21.5 
 2. Murray, Glasgow18.0 
 3. Elderkin, Durham W.17.5 
 4. Harrison, Glasgow15.5 
 5. Keister, Durham W.15.0 
 6. Davis, Glasgow13.5 
 7. Guinane, Durham W.12.0 
 8. Robinson, Glasgow9.5 
 9. Wedemire, Glasgow9.5 
 10. Fantazia, Glasg.6.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ralph BUCCI
  Durham W.
  (193-G-75)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Bucci, Durham W.9.5 
 2. Murray, Glasgow8.5 
 3. Wedemire, Glasgow7.0 
 4. Elderkin, Durham W.6.5 
 5. Davis, Glasgow6.5 
 6. McNally, Glasgow6.0 
 7. Johnson, Durham W.6.0 
 8. Robinson, Glasgow5.0 
 9. Keister, Durham W.3.5 
 10. Guinane, Durham.3.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ralph BUCCI
  Durham W.
  (193-G-75)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bucci, Durham W.4.0 
 2. Elderkin, Durham W.4.0 
 3. Harrison, Glasgow2.5 
 4. Guinane, Durham W.2.5 
 5. Johnson, Durham W.2.0 
 6. Keister, Durham W.2.0 
 7. Murray, Glasgow2.0 
 8. Fantazia, Glasgow1.5 
 9. Robinson, Glasgow1.0 
 10. Page, Durham.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Paul ELDERKIN
  Durham W.
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Elderkin, Durham W.2.0 
 2. Guinane, Durham W.1.5 
 3. McNally, Glasgow1.0 
 4. Bucci, Durham W.1.0 
 5. Robinson, Glasgow0.5 
 6. Baldarelli, Durham0.5 
 7. Murray, Glasgow0.5 
 8. Wedemire, Glasgow0.5 
 9. Page, Durham W.0.5 
 10. Fantazia, Glasg.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Owen MCNALLY
  Glasgow .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. McNally, Glasgow2.0 
 2. Davis, Glasgow1.5 
 3. Murray, Glasgow0.5 
 4. Robinson, Glasgow0.5 
 5. Elderkin, Durham W.0.5 
 6. Johnson, Durham W.0.5 
 7. Bucci, Durham W.0.0 
 8. Page, Durham W.0.0 
 9. Fantazia, Glasgow0.0 
 10. Reynolds, Durh.0.0 


BBL Cup Quarter-Finals Are Drawn - by Paul Nilsen

The prestigious BBL Cup is once again the first piece of silverware on offer this season and the potential line-up for the last eight looks a mouth-watering prospect.

The journey to the final destination of the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 13th January begins next month with the First Round match-ups.

But, both those teams participating in the initial phase and also those who received a bye straight into the last eight, now all know who they will have to defeat on the weekend of 2-4 November in order to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

The BBL Cup Quarter Finals will be as follows:

Game 1 - Tigers or Heat v Raiders

Game 2 - Sharks or Jets v Rocks or Giants

Game 3 - Eagles v Wolves

Game 4 - Lions or Wildcats v Riders

However, before some teams can join the likes of Newcastle Eagles, UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders, Worcester Wolves and Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders who were all handed a direct pass to the last eight by way of their lofty league positions last year, they must get past the First Round.

The First Round BBL Cup fixtures are as follows:

7 October 2012: London Lions v Durham Wildcats

12 October 2012: Mersey Tigers v Surrey Heat

12 October 2012: One Health Sharks Sheffield v Cheshire Jets

14 October 2012: Glasgow Rocks v Manchester Giants

For more information go to www.bbl.org.uk and for ticket information on the BBL Cup Final in January 2013 go to www.theticketfactory.com.



Eagles Show Champion Form - by Paul Nilsen

BBL champions Newcastle Eagles carried on where they left off last season as they opened the new campaign with a pair of wins on the opening weekend of the new campaign.

Fabulous Flournoy and his team defeated old rivals Glasgow Rocks 72-65 on Friday evening in front a 2,400 crowd (their biggest opening night attendance for five years) before spoiling the party for London Lions with an 88-72 victory as Vince Macaulay's team made their home debut at Crystal Palace, on Sunday.

Joe Chapman continued the form that saw him collect the Molten MVP award for last season as he finished with 23 points and eight rebounds as Eagles did most of the damage in the middle two periods while on Sunday he finished with 16 points.

"It was a good weekend for us" said Flournoy. "It's always important to start the season well, and although there's a lot of work still to do, I'm pleased with the start."

Last season's league and play-off runners-up Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders also started with a win as they defeated the One Health Sharks Sheffield 71-55, with new big man Rob Fraley scoring 17 of his 23 points in the first half and GB Olympic player Drew Sullivan adding 13.

BBL basketball returned to Manchester and a capacity crowd saw the Giants pick up a dramatic 85-84 win against the Lions. James Jones was imperious with 29 points for the north west side, while Mo Williams added 15 and David Watts 13.

Probably the biggest surprise of the weekend came at Worcester University on Saturday where the home-town Wolves were beaten 82-76 by last season's basement side Durham Wildcats. The teams were tied at 67 midway through the fourth quarter when Andrew Keister's three started an 8-0 tear to put the Wildcats into a lead they would never lose.

Saturday's other game saw Sam Cricelli lead the way with 21 points as Surrey Heat made light work of Mersey Tigers to record a 106-45 victory.

Durham couldn't make it a winning weekend, however, as Rocks bounced back from their loss at Newcastle with a 92-82 road victory. EJ Harrison and Gareth Murray led the scoring for the Rocks with 20 points apiece, while new signing Mike Baldarelli was the main man for the Wildcats for the second successive game as he netted a team-high 18 points.



BBL Basketball Returns To Manchester - by Paul Nilsen



BBL basketball returned to Manchester on Friday evening as a capacity crowd at Wright Robinson College saw the home-town Giants win 85-84 against London Lions.

"It was probably little bit tenser that I would have liked, but we're absolutely ecstatic with the win" said coach Jeff Jones.

"The venue was great and people worked really hard to get it ready. The place was full, it was a great atmosphere and we're delighted to be back."

Jones knows that there's a lot of hard work to do as the new Giants continue their debut BBL season: "As a group we've only had two practice sessions, with Devan [Bailey] and Mo [Williams] coming in this week, so from that point of view I'm exceptionally pleased. There's a lot to build on, we had a full house and I guess it's one way to keep people interested with close games. I'm not sure it's good for my heart, though!

"JJames Jones (193-G/F-83, college: Whitworth) played really well in the first half, and although I wouldn't say he carried us, he scored well when others struggled. Down the stretch, Devon, Mo, Steff [Gill] and [David] Watts all did a great job. I think different people will step up on different nights, which is good."

The Giants return to Wright Robinson College on Friday evening when One Health Sharks Sheffield are the visitors and they are also in action on Saturday evening when they travel to Worcester Wolves where Callum Jones and Watts will face their former club.




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  URUGUAY   


Justin Keenan gets MVP of the Round award for Uruguayan LUB - by Eurobasket News

American Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Trouville and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Round 2 award. The 24-year old power forward had the game-high 44 points adding seven rebounds for Trouville as his team lost overtime game against Malvin (2-0) 93-98. Keenan had a remarkable 54.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be Trouville's top player in his first season with the team.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old forward Federico Haller (198-F-88) of Montevideo. Haller impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. Montevideo cruised to a 96-89 relatively comfortable win over Un.Atletica (0-1). His team has good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Haller is a newcomer at Montevideo and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. After two games he belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.5ppg (#2). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Anthony Johnson (203-F-88) of Bigua. Johnson scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Bigua, leading his team to a 75-69 win against Welcome (0-1). Bigua has a good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mildon Ambres (198-F/G-84) of Nacional - 33 points and 6 rebounds
5. Timothy Jennings (193-G-83) of Cordon - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Reggie Chambers (165-G) of Montevideo - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Emilio Taboada (191-F-82) of Un.Atletica - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Sebastian Izaguirre (207-C-85) of Defensor - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) of Malvin - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Kevin Martin (208-C-83) of Nacional - 13 points and 15 rebounds

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




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Women News

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 26: Celik - Ilrija
Sep. 26: Hemofarm - Mladi Krajisnik
Sep. 26: Novi Zagreb - Partizan
Sep. 25: Vozdovac - PEAC-PECS
Sep. 26: Sloboda - Radivoj Korac
Sep. 26: Vojvodina - Athlete Celje

Round 3

Sep. 23: Vojvodina - PEAC-PECS 65-69


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 23
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina23.0 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.16.0 
 3. Dusanic, PE.16.0 
 4. Stupar, Vojvodina13.0 
 5. Sesnic, Vojvodina13.0 
 6. Furesz, PE.9.0 
 7. Horvath, PE.8.0 
 8. Corto, Vojvodina7.0 
 9. Barbour, PE.7.0 
 10. Szamosi, PE.6.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lilla HORVATH
  PE.
  (182-F-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Horvath, PE.13.0 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.11.0 
 3. Furesz, PE.9.0 
 4. Stupar, Vojvodina8.0 
 5. Sesnic, Vojvodina7.0 
 6. Dusanic, PE.5.0 
 7. Barbour, PE.5.0 
 8. Bucevac, Vojvodina5.0 
 9. Czukor, PE.5.0 
 10. Popovic, Vojvodi.4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 6
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina6.0 
 2. Furesz, PE.3.0 
 3. Czukor, PE.2.0 
 4. Bucevac, Vojvodina2.0 
 5. Sesnic, Vojvodina1.0 
 6. Czirjak, PE.1.0 
 7. Dusanic, PE.1.0 
 8. Jaeschke, PE.1.0 
 9. Stupar, Vojvodina1.0 
 10. Barbour, PE.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina2.0 
 2. Boskovic, Vojvodina2.0 
 3. Jaeschke, PE.2.0 
 4. Czirjak, PE.2.0 
 5. Furesz, PE.1.0 
 6. Stupar, Vojvodina1.0 
 7. Horvath, PE.1.0 
 8. Barbour, PE.1.0 
 9. Bucevac, Vojvodina0.0 
 10. Sesnic, Vojvodi.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy JAESCHKE
  PE.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jaeschke, PE.3.0 
 2. Barbour, PE.2.0 
 3. Stupar, Vojvodina1.0 
 4. Czukor, PE.0.0 
 5. Csutoras, PE.0.0 
 6. Corto, Vojvodina0.0 
 7. Horvath, PE.0.0 
 8. Bucevac, Vojvodina0.0 
 9. Furesz, PE.0.0 
 10. Boskovic, Vojvo.0.0 



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   


Dakar 2012: Day-3 Preview - 24/09/12 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Tunisia Vs Egypt: Tunisia will look to make history Monday as the confront Egypt in the Day-3 pairing of the Afrobasket for U18 Women at the gymnasium of the Marius Ndiaye stadium, Dakar, Senegal.

Tunisia who only on Saturday recorded it first win in the championship over Kenya (76-48) will look forward to springing some surprises as the take on title holder Egypt who have maintain a hundred percent record in the championship so far.

Tunisia trio of Houda Hamrouni, Wefa Lobiri and Nouha Jeffel must combine well with their other teammates and play to instruction from their bench if they must subdue free scoring and energetic Egyptian side. Game time is 15h00.

Mali Vs Angola 17h00: Twice unlucky Mali just have to put the misfortune of narrowly losing it second game to Senegal after having the game under control for the greater part of it Saturday pairing against the host as it file out against Angola on Monday.

A win for Mali over the Angolan would throw a semi-final spot open while a lose might finally put paid to their ambition of progressing.

With a deep game Mali should be able to match the fast Angolan side who a shy offensively but against a Mali side that cannot be trusted to deliver when it matters most Angola would just need to get it act right offensively to get the job done.

Mali coach must learn to manage his key-players from running into early foul trouble while his Angola counterpart would need to perfect his players scoring ability, either way fans should watch out for a balance game.

Senegal Vs Kenya 19H00: Two-time lucky host Senegal when have Kenya as it Day-3 opponent after narrowly taking points off Tunisia and Mali on Monday as the Afrobasket for U18 Women progresses.

Pundit believe the pairing against Kenya should not pose any trouble for Senegal but the host must be at their best as the Kenyan are getting better with every game, though largely inexperience but the Kenya has one thing going for them they never surrender until the buzzer.



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  BRAZIL   


Izzy Castro ends WNBA season with many questions - by Mel Devonne

Its been an interesting 2012 for one of Brasils best women basketball players.
Izzy Castro Marques, the sharp shooting guard and small forward, lead the Brasil national league in scoring and has clearly been one of the best players in Brasil over this decade.
She wasnt resigned by her Atlanta Dream team in the WNBA, after many years of success in the league and an all star selection 2 seasons.
She was not picked up by any WNBA team until after the London Olympics.
And Izzy was booted off the Brasil Olympic team for undisclosed reasons that are still in question.
Izzy also played the last 11 games of the season for the Washington Mystics, and averaged a career low 3 points a game.
We are hoping that Izzy will bounce back , get in shape, play in the national league and come back to the WNBA next
season and redeem herself from a bad 2012.
Izzy represents many womens players in Brasil and we hoping that this bad year helps her to be more focused, and will
trigger a better, new Izzy Castro for 2013.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Kara Trutnov continue preseason action - by Eurobasket News

Kara Trutnov continue preseason action before the start of the Regular Season.
Kara Trutnov overcame BK Pliska Studanka Pardubice 75:62. Anderson top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Milena Steffanova (179-F-81) added 9. Andrea Vackova (178-F-89) and Zaplatova followed her with 8 points each. Ondrejova replied with 13 points and Jedlickova posted 8. Pavlasova and Kramperova scored 7 points each in a loss.
Later Kara Trutnov smashed MKS-MOS Karkonosze Jelenia Gora 122:43. Andrea Vackova top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Michaela Muchova (178-G/F-91) as well as Kozumplikova delivered 17 each. Milena Steffanova poured in 16, while Anderson added 14. Jastina Kosalewicz (190-C-91) replied with 21 points for the Polish side. Dorota Arodz (176-F-84) scored 9, while Zopatila and Paradovska added 4 apiece.



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Dameligaen

Dameligaen Standings
 1. Falcon 1-0 
 2. Horsholm 1-0 
 3. SISU 1-0 
 4. Aabyhoj 0-0 
 5. Lemvig 0-0 
 6. Amager 0-1 
 7. Horsens 0-1 
 8. Vaerlose 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 23: SISU - Vaerlose 77-68
Sep. 22: Horsens - Falcon 54-78
Sep. 22: Amager - Horsholm 53-67

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 26: Aabyhoj - Lemvig
Sep. 29: Horsholm - Aabyhoj
Sep. 29: Falcon - Amager
Sep. 29: Vaerlose - Lemvig


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen

Points Per Game
 Alexandra CHILI
  Vaerlose
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 24
 1. Chili, Vaerlose24.0 
 2. Hesseldal, Horsholm22.0 
 3. Vincents, Falcon21.0 
 4. Malone, SISU19.0 
 5. Hatfield, Vaerlose18.0 
 6. Jensen, Amager16.0 
 7. Pretzmann, SISU15.0 
 8. Wich, Horsens15.0 
 9. Fuller, Falcon15.0 
 10. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Janet HATFIELD
  Vaerlose
  (191-C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Hatfield, Vaerlose12.0 
 2. Malone, SISU10.0 
 3. Hesseldal, Horsholm10.0 
 4. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.9.0 
 5. Fabricius, Vaerlose8.0 
 6. Klussmann, Amager7.0 
 7. Elmgreen, Falcon6.0 
 8. Sheikh, Vaerlose6.0 
 9. Jorgensen, SISU6.0 
 10. Duffill, Horsens6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ida PRETZMANN
  SISU
  (174-G-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Pretzmann, SISU4.0 
 2. Bachler, Vaerlose4.0 
 3. Jorgensen, SISU4.0 
 4. Blands, SISU4.0 
 5. Hatfield, Vaerlose3.0 
 6. Duffill, Horsens2.0 
 7. Jensen, Amager2.0 
 8. Bennedsen, Vaerlo.2.0 
 9. Lund, SISU2.0 
 10. Chili, Vaerlose2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tea JORGENSEN
  SISU
  (177-F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jorgensen, SISU3.0 
 2. Andersen, Falcon3.0 
 3. Hesseldal, Horsholm3.0 
 4. Bachler, Vaerlose3.0 
 5. Elmgreen, Falcon2.0 
 6. Ravn, Horsens2.0 
 7. Strunch, Falcon2.0 
 8. Blands, SISU2.0 
 9. Dokkedal, Vaerlose2.0 
 10. Pretzmann, SISU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tea JORGENSEN
  SISU
  (177-F-87)
  Avg: 1
 1. Jorgensen, SISU1.0 
 2. Dinesen, Amager1.0 
 3. Viso, Amager1.0 
 4. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.1.0 
 5. Dokkedal, Vaerlose1.0 
 6. Hatfield, Vaerlose1.0 
 7. Fogelstrom, Amager0.0 
 8. Dyszkant, SISU0.0 
 9. Duffill, Horsens0.0 
 10. Schelde, Vaerlose0.0 


Dameligaen Round 1 results and stats - by Eurobasket News

SISU - Vaerlose 77-68

The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 25-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. SISU dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Vaerlose's 36. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Marie Malone (187, college: Hofstra) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Ida Pretzmann (174-90, college: TCU) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. SISU's coach Hrannar Holm used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Canadian center Janet Hatfield (191-85) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Alexandra Chili (180, college: Muhlenberg) added 24 points in the effort for Vaerlose.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: A.Chili 24+3reb+2ast, J.Hatfield 18+12reb+3ast, V.Bachler 11+2reb+4ast, M.Sheikh 7+6reb+1ast, R.Fabricius 4+8reb, S.Sheikh 2+1reb
SISU: M.Malone 19+10reb+1ast, I.Pretzmann 15+5reb+4ast, T.Jorgensen 10+6reb+4ast, K.Lund 9+2reb+2ast, C.Blands 6+3reb+4ast, T.Duelund 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 198071


Horsens - Falcon 54-78

Falcon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Horsens' 26. Falcon forced 21 Horsens turnovers. Guard Sofie Vincents (172-87) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and American center Trenice Fuller (193-87, college: Hofstra) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Falcon's coach Ole Vincents felt very confident using 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side guard Rebecca Houmoller (175-92) responded with 14 points and forward Sophie Wich (178) scored 15 points.
Top scorers:
Horsens: S.Wich 15, R.Houmoller 14+1reb, J.Ravn 10+3reb, E.Bonde 7+4reb+1ast, S.Bersang 6+2ast, S.Frandsen 1+1reb
Falcon: S.Vincents 21+2ast, T.Fuller 15+5reb, M.Elmgreen 9+6reb, S.Bartkova 8+3reb, S.Amalou 7+1reb+2ast, J.Abildgaard 4+3reb
gschID: 198069


Amager - Horsholm 53-67

Horsholm dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Amager's 20. They outrebounded Amager 37-19 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Power forward Emilie Hesseldal (185-90) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Maja Gerlyng-Hansen (180-88, college: Siena) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Horsholm's coach Johan Enbom used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Swingman Catharina Jensen (183-89) came up with 16 points and point guard Ida Klussmann (169-93) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Amager in the defeat.


Top scorers:
Amager: C.Jensen 16+4reb+2ast, I.Klussmann 13+7reb+1ast, E.Fogelstrom 12, E.Viso 6+3reb+1ast, M.Brask 3+2reb+1ast, M.Dinesen 3+2reb+1ast
Horsholm: E.Hesseldal 22+10reb+2ast, M.Gerlyng-Hansen 15+9reb+2ast, T.Deemand 9+4reb, A.Kristensen 7+2reb+1ast, L.Piechnik 7+3reb+1ast, S.Ceccardi 4+1reb


gschID: 198070



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  GERMANY   


CCC Polkowice exchange victories with Halle Lions - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice exchange victories with Halle Lions. The Polish and the German teams beat each other.
In Game 1 CCC Polkowice beat Halle Lions Saison 86:48. The Polish side won the first period 26-13 and then added 17-10 in the second frame. Moreover CCC won the third and the last stanzas for the final result. Valeriya Musina (183-G-87, college: Lee) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Agnieszka Majewska (195-C-82) brought 16. Snell scored 14, whilst Valeriya Berezhynska (193-C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Rice) notched 12.
In Game 2 Halle Lions won 77:70. The German team started with 13-12, but lost the second and the third quarters. They needed however a massive 30-13 surge in the last stanza to win the game. For CCC Valeriya Berezhynska scored 26 points and Agnieszka Majewska nailed 15. Snell delivered 11, while Dorota Mistygacz (183-F/C-92) added 10.



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  HUNGARY   


Amy Jaeschke has signed for PEAC-Pecs - by Mate Papp

PEAC-Pecs has signed american center Amy Jaeschke (196-C-89) from MBK Ruzomberok. Pecs is going to be Jaeschke's second European club. The 23 years old Jaeschke has already made his debut in her new team, scoring 16 points against Vojvodina on the Adriatic League opener on sunday. Thanks to her great performance PEAC-Pecs defeated Vojvodina 69-65 in away. The team will play its next match on tuesday, this time in Beograd.


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  ITALY   


Laura Benko joins Familia Schio - by Eurobasket News

Famila Wuber Schio (A1) added to their roster 29-year old swingman Laura Benko (180-83) until the end of November. Benko played last season at Comense (A1). In 28 A1 games she had 4.0ppg and 1.4rpg. She helped them to make it to the semifinals..

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  NORWAY   

Standings - Women

Kvinneligaen Standings
 1. Gimle 3-0 
 2. Ullern 2-1 
 3. Ammerud 2-1 
 4. Ulriken 2-1 
 5. BC Asker 0-3 
 6. Oslo Tigers 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 23: Ullern - Ulriken 74-47
Sep. 23: BC Asker - Gimle 60-79
Sep. 23: Oslo Tigers - Ammerud 51-66

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 29: Gimle - Ulriken
Sep. 30: BC Asker - Oslo Tigers


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sthefany THOMAS
  Gimle
  (173-G-89)
  Avg: 19
 1. Thomas, Gimle19.0 
 2. Udenze, Gimle19.0 
 3. Moen, Ullern18.0 
 4. Skorpen, BC Asker15.0 
 5. Nesse, Ammerud15.0 
 6. Breivik, Ulriken14.7 
 7. Hammer, Ammerud13.5 
 8. Henriksen, Gimle13.3 
 9. Grimstad, Ulriken13.0 
 10. Fadnes, Ullern11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justina UDENZE
  Gimle
  (189-C-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Udenze, Gimle18.3 
 2. Hammer, Ammerud10.5 
 3. Thomas, Gimle9.7 
 4. Payasli, Oslo Tige.8.3 
 5. Breivik, Ulriken7.7 
 6. McCarthy, Ullern7.0 
 7. Granheim, BC Asker6.7 
 8. Kristiansen, Ulrik.6.7 
 9. Grindelid, Ammerud6.3 
 10. Grimstad, Ulriken6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristine SKORPEN
  BC Asker
  (170-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Skorpen, BC Asker5.3 
 2. Muren, Ullern3.7 
 3. Henriksen, Gimle3.0 
 4. Fadnes, Ullern3.0 
 5. Udenze, Gimle2.7 
 6. Gnaly, Ullern2.7 
 7. Lovik, Ammerud2.7 
 8. Hammer, Ammerud2.5 
 9. Thomas, Gimle2.3 
 10. Aas, Ammerud2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Sthefany THOMAS
  Gimle
  (173-G-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Thomas, Gimle4.0 
 2. Grimstad, Ulriken3.3 
 3. Andersson, Ullern3.0 
 4. Fadnes, Ullern2.7 
 5. Breivik, Ulriken2.7 
 6. El-Masrouri, Oslo2.7 
 7. Hammer, Ammerud2.5 
 8. Skorpen, BC Asker2.3 
 9. Granheim, BC Asker2.3 
 10. Nesse, Ammerud2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Julie MCCARTHY
  Ullern
  (187-C-93)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. McCarthy, Ullern1.7 
 2. Nesse, Ammerud1.7 
 3. Udenze, Gimle1.7 
 4. Moen, Ullern1.5 
 5. Reagan, BC Asker1.3 
 6. Grindelid, Ammerud1.3 
 7. Breivik, Ulriken1.0 
 8. Henriksen, Gimle1.0 
 9. Hammer, Ammerud1.0 
 10. Payasli, Oslo Tig.0.7 


Kvinneligaen Round 3: Ullern hands first defeat to Ulriken - by Eurobasket News

It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Kvinneligaen, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Undefeated Ulriken (2-1) recorded its first loss in Oslo on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by fourth ranked Ullern (2-1) 74-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ulriken. The game without a history. Ullern led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ulriken to just 7 points in third quarter. Ullern made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Ulriken turnovers and outrebounded them 33-21 including 20 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Tina Moen (181-86, college: IPFW) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Christina Muren (172-94) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Ullern's coach Inge Kristiansen felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Anita Grimstad (177-88) who recorded 11 points and 6 rebounds. Ullern moved-up to second place, which they share with Ammerud and Ulriken. Ullern will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ulriken's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Bergen to the arena Gimle.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Oslo: Ammerud (#3) and Oslo Tigers (#6). Oslo Tigers were defeated at home 51-66 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It was a good game for international center Tina Nesse (183-84) who led her team to a victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Marianne Sand contributed with 14 points for the winners. Ammerud's coach Morten Sanden used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Shirin El-Masrouri (173-93) answered with 13 points and 4 steals for Oslo Tigers. Ammerud (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Ullern and Ulriken. Oslo Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with BC Asker. Ammerud will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Oslo Tigers will play on the road against BC Asker (#5) in Rykkinn and hope to get finally their first victory.
Undefeated leader Gimle delivered the third consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked BC Asker (0-3) 79-60 in Rykkinn. It was a great evening for Justina Udenze who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Gimle's coach Gunnar Gran used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Kristine Skorpen with 20 points and 5 assists. Gimle have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Loser BC Asker still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Oslo Tigers. Gimle will meet at home Ulriken (#4) in the next round. BC Asker will play against Oslo Tigers and looks forward to get finally their first victory.



Ullern - Ulriken 74-47

Undefeated Ulriken (2-1) recorded its first loss in Oslo on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by fourth ranked Ullern (2-1) 74-47. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ulriken. The game without a history. Ullern led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ulriken to just 7 points in third quarter. Ullern made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Ulriken turnovers and outrebounded them 33-21 including 20 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Tina Moen (181-86, college: IPFW) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Christina Muren (172-94) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Ullern's coach Inge Kristiansen felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Anita Grimstad (177-88) who recorded 11 points and 6 rebounds and forward Lise Breivik (181-93) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Ullern moved-up to second place, which they share with Ammerud and Ulriken. Ullern will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ulriken's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Bergen to the arena Gimle.
Top scorers:
Ulriken: A.Grimstad 11+6reb+2ast, S.Karlstad 10, L.Breivik 10+5reb, H.Kongestol 6+1reb+1ast, S.Solberg 4+2reb, V.Tveito 4+1reb
Ullern: T.Moen 19+5reb+1ast, J.McCarthy 11+7reb, I.Paur 10+6reb+3ast, K.Fadnes 8+1reb+3ast, C.Muren 8+6reb+6ast, K.Andersson 7+1reb+3ast
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BC Asker - Gimle 60-79

Undefeated leader Gimle delivered the third consecutive victory on Sunday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked BC Asker (0-3) 79-60 in Rykkinn. The game was mostly controlled by Gimle. BC Asker managed to win second period 16-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gimle dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to BC Asker's 40. They outrebounded BC Asker 54-24 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Nigerian center Justina Udenze (189-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Argentinian-American guard Sthefany Thomas (173-89, college: Clemson) helped adding 15 points and 13 rebounds. Gimle's coach Gunnar Gran used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was point guard Kristine Skorpen (170-94) with 20 points and 5 assists and Kristine Lindholm (180-95) scored 13 points. Gimle have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Loser BC Asker still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Oslo Tigers. Gimle will meet at home Ulriken (#4) in the next round. BC Asker will play against Oslo Tigers and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BC Asker: K.Skorpen 20+3reb+5ast, K.Lindholm 13+4reb+2ast, S.Granheim 10+2reb+3ast, K.Nyegaarden 8+4reb+2ast, E.Gulbrandsen 7+6reb+1ast, E.Reagan 2+1ast
Gimle: J.Udenze 24+20reb+5ast, S.Thomas 15+13reb+3ast, M.Henriksen 14+8reb+4ast, J.Flaaten 9+2reb+1ast, S.Kyrkjebo 5+4reb, R.Gjesdal 4+3reb+2ast
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Oslo Tigers - Ammerud 51-66

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Oslo: Ammerud (#3) and Oslo Tigers (#6). Oslo Tigers were defeated at home 51-66 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Ammerud. Oslo Tigers was better in fourth quarter 13-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Oslo Tigers to just 5 points in first quarter. Ammerud dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Oslo Tigers' 26. Ammerud forced 24 Oslo Tigers turnovers. It was a good game for international center Tina Nesse (183-84) who led her team to a victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Center Marianne Sand (184-93) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Ammerud's coach Morten Sanden used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Shirin El-Masrouri (173-93) answered with 13 points and 4 steals and guard Merve Payasli (-91) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Oslo Tigers. Ammerud (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Ullern and Ulriken. Oslo Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with BC Asker. Ammerud will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Oslo Tigers will play on the road against BC Asker (#5) in Rykkinn and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Oslo Tigers: S.El-Masrouri 13+3reb, A.Grand 9+2reb, M.Payasli 9+5reb, U.Ifejilika 8+4reb, D.Traustadottir 6+2reb+1ast, V.Nilsen 3+2reb+2ast
Ammerud: T.Nesse 22+5reb, M.Sand 14+4reb+2ast, S.Grindelid 8+10reb+1ast, E.Aas 7+2reb+1ast, K.Kroge 6+7reb+1ast, I.Lovik 4+4reb+5ast
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CCC Polkowice exchange victories with Halle Lions - by Eurobasket News

CCC Polkowice exchange victories with Halle Lions. The Polish and the German teams beat each other.
In Game 1 CCC Polkowice beat Halle Lions Saison 86:48. The Polish side won the first period 26-13 and then added 17-10 in the second frame. Moreover CCC won the third and the last stanzas for the final result. Valeriya Musina (183-G-87, college: Lee) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Agnieszka Majewska (195-C-82) brought 16. Snell scored 14, whilst Valeriya Berezhynska (193-C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Rice) notched 12.
In Game 2 Halle Lions won 77:70. The German team started with 13-12, but lost the second and the third quarters. They needed however a massive 30-13 surge in the last stanza to win the game. For CCC Valeriya Berezhynska scored 26 points and Agnieszka Majewska nailed 15. Snell delivered 11, while Dorota Mistygacz (183-F/C-92) added 10.



BI Gdynia taste preseason victories - by Eurobasket News

BI Gdynia beat Telge Basket twice. At first the Polish team won 64:58 as Leah Kassing (190-C, college: Bradley) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Dixon nailed 13. Antonia Bennett (185-G/F-90, college: Florida A&M) and Bandyk followed them with 9 points each.
In Game 2 BI Gdynia grabbed 65:63 win. Devona Allgood scored 19 points for the Swedihs side and Angel Robinson had 12. Paulina Hersler as well as Cleo Forsman delivered 9 points each, while Josefin Olheim and Jennifer Stjarnstrom posted 6 apiece.
Kara Trutnov meanwhile smashed MKS-MOS Karkonosze Jelenia Gora 122:43. Andrea Vackova (178-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Muchova as well as Kozumplikova delivered 17 each. Steffanova poured in 16, while Anderson added 14. Jastina Kosalewicz (190-C-91) replied with 21 points for the Polish side. Arodz scored 9, while Zopatila and Paradovska added 4 apiece.



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Standings - Women

BSNF Standings
 1. Morovis M. 9-2 
 2. Carolina G. 9-3 
 3. Quebradillas 9-4 
 4. San German 7-5 
 5. Juncos V. 5-7 
 6. Aguas B.T. 3-7 
 7. Ponce L. 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 11

Sep. 23: Carolina G. - Morovis M. 76-81
Sep. 23: Ponce L. - San German 60-82
Sep. 24: Aguas B.T. - Juncos V.
Sep. 25: Morovis M. - San German


Stats Leaders - Superleague 25

Points Per Game
 Monique MARTIN
  Aguas B.T.
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Martin, Aguas B.T.27.4 
 2. Valentin, Carolina22.3 
 3. Werema, Juncos V.21.4 
 4. Williams, Morovis18.6 
 5. Lewis, Ponce L.17.8 
 6. Seals, Aguas B.T.17.5 
 7. Bruszewski, Quebra.17.3 
 8. Jones, Carolina G.17.1 
 9. Fairweather, Ponce16.2 
 10. Rosado, Morovis M.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denise LEWIS
  Ponce L.
  (185-F-90)
  Avg: 12
 1. Lewis, Ponce L.12.0 
 2. Jones, Carolina G.12.0 
 3. Vargas-S., Juncos11.9 
 4. Rosario, Ponce L.11.1 
 5. Martin, Aguas B.T.10.1 
 6. Williams, Morovis9.7 
 7. Seals, Aguas B.T.9.6 
 8. Gonzalez, San G.8.7 
 9. Pineiro, Morovis M.8.3 
 10. Werema, Juncos V.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Karla RUIZ
  Aguas B.T.
  (--)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Ruiz, Aguas B.T.3.7 
 2. Jones, Carolina G.3.4 
 3. Escalera, Morov.3.4 
 4. Bruszewski, Quebra.3.2 
 5. Colon, Ponce L.3.2 
 6. Johnson, Aguas B..3.1 
 7. Rosado, San German3.1 
 8. Rodriguez, Carolin.3.0 
 9. Concepcion, Junco.3.0 
 10. Rosario, Ponce L.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pamela ROSADO
  Morovis M.
  (165-PG-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rosado, Morovis M.3.0 
 2. Valentin, Carolina2.5 
 3. De La Paz, Juncos2.5 
 4. Fairweather, Ponce2.5 
 5. Matthews, Aguas B.2.3 
 6. Martin, Aguas B.T.2.3 
 7. Rodriguez, Carolin.2.2 
 8. Johnson, Aguas B..2.1 
 9. Jones, Carolina G.2.0 
 10. Flores, Aguas B.T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Esmary VARGAS-SANCHEZ
  Juncos V.
  (191-C-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Vargas-S., Juncos3.5 
 2. Williams, Morovis2.5 
 3. Rosario, Ponce L.1.9 
 4. Seals, Aguas B.T.1.3 
 5. Werema, Juncos V.1.1 
 6. Placido, Quebradil.1.1 
 7. Rosado, San German1.0 
 8. Smith, San German0.9 
 9. Flores, Ponce L.0.9 
 10. Bruszewski, Quebr.0.8 



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Dakar 2012: Day-3 Preview - 24/09/12 - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Tunisia Vs Egypt: Tunisia will look to make history Monday as the confront Egypt in the Day-3 pairing of the Afrobasket for U18 Women at the gymnasium of the Marius Ndiaye stadium, Dakar, Senegal.

Tunisia who only on Saturday recorded it first win in the championship over Kenya (76-48) will look forward to springing some surprises as the take on title holder Egypt who have maintain a hundred percent record in the championship so far.

Tunisia trio of Houda Hamrouni, Wefa Lobiri and Nouha Jeffel must combine well with their other teammates and play to instruction from their bench if they must subdue free scoring and energetic Egyptian side. Game time is 15h00.

Mali Vs Angola 17h00: Twice unlucky Mali just have to put the misfortune of narrowly losing it second game to Senegal after having the game under control for the greater part of it Saturday pairing against the host as it file out against Angola on Monday.

A win for Mali over the Angolan would throw a semi-final spot open while a lose might finally put paid to their ambition of progressing.

With a deep game Mali should be able to match the fast Angolan side who a shy offensively but against a Mali side that cannot be trusted to deliver when it matters most Angola would just need to get it act right offensively to get the job done.

Mali coach must learn to manage his key-players from running into early foul trouble while his Angola counterpart would need to perfect his players scoring ability, either way fans should watch out for a balance game.

Senegal Vs Kenya 19H00: Two-time lucky host Senegal when have Kenya as it Day-3 opponent after narrowly taking points off Tunisia and Mali on Monday as the Afrobasket for U18 Women progresses.

Pundit believe the pairing against Kenya should not pose any trouble for Senegal but the host must be at their best as the Kenyan are getting better with every game, though largely inexperience but the Kenya has one thing going for them they never surrender until the buzzer.



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  SPAIN   


Perfumerias Avenida and Rivas Ecopolis beat Tintos de Toro Caja Rural - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida and Rivas Ecopolis beat Tintos de Toro Caja Rural in the friendly games. Perfumerias Avenida overcame Tintos de Toro Caja Rural 80:78. Egle Sulciute (190-PF-85) stepped up with 28 points and Xargay nailed 13. Sanchez delivered 12, while Pina posted 10. Dionne Pounds (174-F-84, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Lamar) replied with 24 points in defeat and Tuukkanen brought 16.
Fundacion Promete Las Gaunas meanwhile lost to Jopisa Ciudad de Burgos 49:59. Allison top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Gil notched 13. Paula Estebas (175-F-93) delivered 13 points in the losing effort, while Ballve and Castillo netted 9 apiece.
Rivas Ecopolis overcame Tintos de Toro Caja Rural 61:49. Honti and Casas top-scored for the winners with 15 points each, while Laura Gimeno (193-F/C-87) followed them with 12. Dionne Pounds answered with 11 points and Ortiz scored 9.



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Telge Basket starts friendly games - by Eurobasket News

BI Gdynia beat Telge Basket twice. At first the Polish team won 64:58 as Leah Kassing (190-C, college: Bradley) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Dixon nailed 13. Bennett and Bandyk followed them with 9 points each.
In Game 2 BI Gdynia grabbed 65:63 win. Devona Allgood (190-C-90, college: Princeton) scored 19 points for the Swedihs side and Angelique Robinson (188-F, college: JMU) had 12. Paulina Hersler (190-PF-94) as well as Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (180-SG-91) delivered 9 points each, while Josefin Olheim (176-G-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports) and Jennifer Stjarnstrom posted 6 apiece.
Last night Telge Basket overcame Sallen Basket 69:52. Angelique Robinson top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Paulina Hersler netted 13. Devona Allgood scored 10, while Matilda Claesson (170-G-94) notched 8.



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  VENEZUELA   

D1 STANDING

LINABAFE Standings
Central
 1. EPB 3-1 
 2. Bucaneras 2-1 
 3. Sel.Nac. U15 0-0 
 4. Estudiantes 0-3 
West
 1. Yaracuyanas 8-0 
 2. Guerreras 6-2 
 3. Aguilas 4-4 
 4. Juveniles 1-7 
 5. Potras 1-7 

Regular Season: Round 5

Sep. 22: Aguilas - Yaracuyanas 88-93
Sep. 23: Guerreras - Juveniles 73-41
Sep. 22: Guerreras - Juveniles 70-45
Sep. 23: Aguilas - Yaracuyanas 61-71

Regular Season: Round 6

Sep. 26: Estudiantes - Bucaneras
Sep. 26: Sel.Nac. U15 - EPB
Sep. 29: Juveniles - Yaracuyanas
Sep. 29: EPB - Bucaneras
Sep. 29: Potras - Aguilas
Sep. 29: Estudiantes - Sel.Nac. U15
Sep. 30: Juveniles - Yaracuyanas
Sep. 30: EPB - Bucaneras
Sep. 30: Potras - Aguilas
Sep. 30: Estudiantes - Sel.Nac. U15



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  WNBA   


Charles, Parker named Players of the Week - by Eurobasket News

Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending Sept. 23.

Charles led the Sun to a 2-0 record and posted 10.5 rebounds per game, helping her clinch her third consecutive WNBA season rebounding title. She also poured in 17 points and blocked 1.5 shots per game for the week.

Parker averaged 24 points, six assists and three blocked shots over two games, leading all three categories in the Western Conference for the week. She helped extend the Sparks' record to 24-10 by posting a pair of double-doubles in wins against Phoenix and Minnesota.

Other players considered for the award were Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream and Katie Smith of the Seattle Storm.

Courtesy of www.foxnews.com