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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cedevita 1-0 
 2. Igokea 1-0 
 3. KK Split 1-0 
 4. MZT Skopje 1-0 
 5. Partizan 1-0 
 6. Union Olimpija 1-0 
 7. Krka 0-0 
 8. Szolnok 0-0 
 9. Buducnost 0-1 
 10. Cibona 0-1 
 11. Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 12. Radnicki KG 0-1 
 13. Siroki WWin 0-1 
 14. Zadar 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: KK Split - Crvena Zvezda 87-81
Sep. 28: Partizan - Zadar 81-74
Sep. 29: Buducnost - Cedevita 74-78
Sep. 29: Cibona - MZT Skopje 72-77
Sep. 29: Radnicki KG - Union Olimpija 65-71
Sep. 28: Siroki WWin - Igokea 63-69
Sep. 30: Krka - Szolnok


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 32
 1. Mimica, KK Split32.0 
 2. Bost, Buducnost25.0 
 3. Davis, MZT Skopje21.0 
 4. Blazic, Union O.19.0 
 5. Edwards, Igokea19.0 
 6. Gelabale, Cedevita18.0 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.18.0 
 8. Travis, Zadar18.0 
 9. Popovic, Buducnost17.0 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gjorji CEKOVSKI
  MZT S.
  (203-PF-79)
  Avg: 12
 1. Cekovski, MZT S.12.0 
 2. Sakic, Siroki WWin12.0 
 3. Page, Union Olimpi.11.0 
 4. Bircevic, Radnicki.11.0 
 5. Gordon, Partizan10.0 
 6. Dragojlovic, Radni.9.0 
 7. Travis, Zadar9.0 
 8. Barac, Siroki WWin8.0 
 9. Musli, Partizan8.0 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MIJAJLOVIC
  MZT S.
  (193-PG-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Mijajlovic, MZT S.9.0 
 2. Vujcic, KK Split7.0 
 3. Markovic, Radnicki.7.0 
 4. Green, Cedevita7.0 
 5. Thomas, Partizan6.0 
 6. Joksimovic, Igokea6.0 
 7. Hammonds, Igokea6.0 
 8. Sutalo, Siroki W.5.0 
 9. Wright, Cedevita5.0 
 10. Carter, Cibona5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nebojsa JOKSIMOVIC
  Igokea
  (193-SF-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Joksimovic, Igokea4.0 
 2. Travis, Zadar3.0 
 3. Prepelic, Union O.3.0 
 4. Green, Cedevita3.0 
 5. Markovic, Radnicki.2.0 
 6. Persic, Siroki W.2.0 
 7. Salin, Union Olimp.2.0 
 8. Hammonds, Igokea2.0 
 9. Savovic, Crvena Z.2.0 
 10. Babic, Cedevita2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Musli, Partizan2.0 
 2. Vujcic, KK Split2.0 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.2.0 
 4. Bogdanovic, Parti.2.0 
 5. Krstovic, Radnicki.2.0 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea1.0 
 7. Krasic, Zadar1.0 
 8. Muric, Union Olimp.1.0 
 9. Bunic, Buducnost1.0 
 10. Page, Union Olimp.1.0 



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

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

Regular Season: Round 5

North

Sep. 28: Sionista - Olimpico LB 87-102
Sep. 28: Libertad S. - La Union 79-71
Sep. 28: Regatas C. - Atenas 75-57

South

Sep. 28: Argentino - Wuber-Est.Bahia 87-82
Sep. 28: 9 de Julio - Penarol 81-89

Regular Season: Round 6

North

Sep. 30: Regatas C. - Olimpico LB
Sep. 30: Quimsa - La Union
Sep. 30: Sionista - Atenas
Sep. 30: Libertad S. - Union Progr.

South

Sep. 29: Boca Jrs - Lanus
Sep. 30: 9 de Julio - Wuber-Est.Bahia
Sep. 29: Obras - GECR Indalo
Sep. 30: Argentino - Penarol


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Richard ROBY
  Wuber-Es.
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Roby, Wuber-Es.21.0 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio19.2 
 3. Graves, Libertad S.18.4 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras18.3 
 5. Pau, Olimpico LB17.6 
 6. Osimani, Obras17.3 
 7. Fizer, Wuber-Es.17.2 
 8. De los Santo., Arg.16.8 
 9. Cequeira, Sionista16.2 
 10. DeGroat, Boca Jrs15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.13.3 
 2. Clancy, Olimpico.9.8 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.9.4 
 4. Lewis, La Union9.0 
 5. Nelson, 9 de Julio9.0 
 6. Williams, Quimsa8.8 
 7. Gutierrez, Obras8.7 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.8.4 
 9. Seawright, GECR I.8.3 
 10. Espinoza, Obras8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.6 
 2. De los Santo., Arg.4.6 
 3. Salles, Olimpico.4.5 
 4. Treise, Libertad S.4.4 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus4.3 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.4.0 
 7. Martinez, Regat.4.0 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa4.0 
 9. Faggiano, Wuber-.3.8 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ariel PAU
  Olimpico LB
  (186-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Pau, Olimpico LB3.2 
 2. De los Santo., Arg.2.8 
 3. Aguirre, Quimsa2.8 
 4. Espinoza, Obras2.3 
 5. Salles, Olimpico.2.3 
 6. Campazzo, Penarol2.2 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus2.0 
 8. Bulfoni, Atenas2.0 
 9. Phillip, Union Pro.2.0 
 10. Pittman, Sionista2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcos MATA
  Penarol
  (201-SF-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Mata, Penarol1.6 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.3 
 4. Sanchez, Libertad.1.2 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 
 6. Clancy, Olimpico.1.0 
 7. Williams, Quimsa1.0 
 8. Espinoza, Obras0.8 
 9. Seawright, GECR I.0.8 
 10. Dilligard, Union0.8 


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 28: San Isidro - Union Sunch 93-89
Sep. 28: Instituto Cor. - Banda Norte 89-80
Sep. 28: Alianza Viedma - Huracan 84-62
Sep. 28: Rocamora - La Union 77-65
Sep. 28: Sport Club - San Lorenzo Ch. 74-67
Sep. 28: Estudian.Con. - Atl.Echague 71-62
Sep. 28: Bragado - Ciclista 70-92
Sep. 28: Obera TC - San Mart.C. 68-84
Sep. 28: Alvear - Sarmiento 66-69
Sep. 28: MH Basket - Quilmes MP 104-97

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 5: Obera TC - Alvear
Oct. 5: San Mart.C. - Sarmiento
Oct. 5: San Isidro - Instituto Cor.
Oct. 5: Union Sunch - Banda Norte
Oct. 5: Estudian.Con. - Rocamora
Oct. 5: Atl.Echague - La Union
Oct. 5: Bragado - Sport Club
Oct. 5: Ciclista - San Lorenzo Ch.
Oct. 5: MH Basket - Alianza Viedma
Oct. 5: Quilmes MP - Huracan


Argentinian LigaA round 5 best performance: Edward Nelson - by Eurobasket News

American forward Edward Nelson (203-F-82, agency: Dream Team Management) had a very impressive game in the last round for Club 9, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds, while his team 9 de Julio moved-up to the 7th position in the Argentinian LigaA. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 4 games and recorded just one victory. Nelson turned to be 9 de Julio's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Connecticut star has very solid stats this year. Nelson is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.3ppg), rebounds (7th best: 8.3rpg) and averages impressive 51.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Kavon Lytch (199-F-87) of league's leader Argentino. Lytch had a very good evening with 25 points and 9 rebounds. It was enough for Argentino to edge the lower-ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (#8, 1-4) 87-82. Of course Argentino still keep South's top spot. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 5 games without any defeat. Lytch is a newcomer at Argentino and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Argentino's star - former international guard Nicolas De los Santos (180-PG-88). De los Santos scored 20 points and passed nine assists. He was another key player of Argentino, helping his team with a 87-82 win against the lower-ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (#8, 1-4). Argentino started extremely well this year. They recorded 5 victories without losing a single game in South. De los Santos turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. De los Santos has a very solid season. In 4 games in Argentina he scored 16.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Deilvez Yearby (198-F/C-87) of Olimpico LB - 22 points and 9 rebounds
5. Ariel Pau (186-G/F-84) of Olimpico LB - 28 points and 3 assists
6. Marcos Mata (201-SF-86) of Penarol - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of Penarol - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Marcus Fizer (203-F/C-78) of Wuber-Est.Bahia - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84) of La Union - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) of Regatas C. - 14 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists

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



TNA round 2 - by Facundo Iatzky

After two round of competition there are only 5 teams that remain udefeated. They are: San Martin, instituto, Estudiantes concordia, Ciclista and Alianza Viedma.
san Martin corrientes continues showing they are the main candidates to win the league. this time they beat tough team of Obera Tc on the road. Ciclista Juninense won also on the road against ciudad bragado and is the leader in the south group. Monte Hermoso was the only team to reach the 100 points, beating Quilmes. the other team that could win on the road was Sarmineto that surprised Alvear in Villa Angela.
the top performance this round came from Alianza Viedma were import player Scott Cutley (196-F-85, college: CS Fullerton) shined with 27 points and 15 rebounds.
Other outstanding performances:
Alejo Barovero (203-F-85, college: Barton, NC) of monte hermoso: 21 points 9 rebs
Facundo Pinero (200-F-88) of San isidro: 17 points 8 rebounds 6 ass
Sebastian Morales (202-F/C-88) of sport club: 21 points 12 rebs
Ramiro Iglesias (186-G-90) of san martin: 15 points 5 ass 6 steals



Libertad and Argentino are still undefeated. - by Leonardo Contieri

Libertad defeated La Union 79-71 to remain as the only unbeaten team in the north, once again featuring a balanced attack with five players scoring at least 11 points. Gabriel Mikulas scored 16, William Graves added 14 and 12 rebounds while Jonatan Treise and Ricjy sanchez also scored 14 each. Kyle Lamonte scored 15 for La Union, alongside 8 rebounds and 6 assits, but he also finished with 6 turnovers. Juan Brussino addded 13 and Greg Lewis 11 and 10 rebounds.
Paolo Quinteros scored 18 for Regatas and Federico Kammerichs added 14 and 15 rebounds in a 75-57 home victory over Atenas. Matias Lescano led cordoba's team with 13 points and Mariano Fierro added 12. Regatas outrebounded Atenas 41-30.
Olimpico got another important victory on the road, 87-102 over Sionista. Ariel Pau led the winning team with 28 points, Deilvez Yearby added 22 and Cedric McGiwan 20. Luis Cequeira led Sionista with 19, Josh Pittman added 15 and erome Meyinsse 14.
In the siut, Argentino Junn remains undefeated after beating Weber Bahia Blanca Estudiantes 87-82 at home, Kavon Lytch (199-F-87, college: Oklahoma City) starred with 28 points and 9 rebounds and Nicolas de los Santos added 20 and 9 assists and Juan Cangelosi chipped in with 19 on 5 for 8 three point shooting. Marcus Fizer scored 18 for Estudiantes and Richard Roby added 17.
Pearol got its third victory in a row, all away from home, 81-89 over sportivo 9 de Julio. Martin Leiva and Marcos Mata scored 19 each and Facundo Campazzo added 16 and 9 assists. Edward Nelson (203-F-82, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Connecticut) had a huge performance with 31 points and 12 rebounds for 9 de Julio but it wasn't enough.



Atletico Argentino Junin sign Jonathan Morris - by Eurobasket Center

Atletico Argentino Junin signed 30-year old American guard Jonathan Morris (196-G-82, college: Seton Hall). In his first game he scored 7 points helping his new team beat Wuber-Est.Bahia 87-82. Morris played most recently at Milwaukee Blast (ABA) in the U.S. He is a very experienced player. Morris played also pro basketball in Canada, Chile, Finland, Germany and Uruguay. He graduated Seton Hall University in 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


BBL Cup: Rakvere Tarvas celebrate the title - by Eurobasket News

Final
Rakvere Tarvas - Liepajas Lauvas 80:71
Rakvere Tarvas celebrated the first trophy of the season. They held off Liepajas Lauvas in the BBL Cup Final. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) and Juris Umbrasko (197-G/F-79) scored 17 points each to lead the winners.
Liepajas Lauvas ensured the better start to the game. The Latvian team enjoyed a 17:16 lead after ten minutes. But Rakvere sneaked in front to take a 34:33 halftime lead. Rakvere boosted the lead in the third frame. The hosts outgunned Liepaja for a 59:47 advantage at the final intermission. Liepajas Lauvas fought till the final buzzer but came up short of victory at the end. Maris Laksa (202-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) finished with 13 points, while Grafs added 10 points for the winners. Ivars Timermanis (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 14 points for Liepajas Lauvas. Ingus Jakovics (186-PG-93) had 13 points in the loss.

Rakvere Tarvas: Reimo Tamm 17, Juris Umbrasko 17, Maris Laksa 13
Liepajas Lauvas: Ivars Timermanis 14, Ingus Jakovics 13

Bronze medals game
Tartu Ulikool - Siauliai 101:60

Tartu Ulikool claimed the Bronze medals at BBL Cup. They overcame Siauliai in the consolation final in Rakvere tonight. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) came up with 17 points to lead the winners.
Tartu jumped to an early advantage. The Estonian team gained a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. They dominated the second quarter. Tartu Ulikool piled up a 46:29 halftime advantage. Things got even worse for Siauliai after the big break. The Estonian side stretched the gap 30 points at the final intermission. Tartu erupted for 31 points in the fourth quarter to seal a comprehensive win at the end. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) scored 14 points, while Vallo Allingu (206-F/C-78) and Tanel Kurbas (197-G-88) finished with 13 points each in the win. Ovidijus Galdikas (217-C-88) and Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88, college: Youngstown St.) answered with 11 points apiece for Siauliai.

Tartu Ulikool: Ivan Nelyubov 17, Egidijus Dimsa 14, Vallo Allingu 13, Tanel Kurbas 13
Siauliai: Ovidijus Galdikas 11, Vytautas Sulskis 11



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  BOSNIA   


Igokea downs Siroki WWin in Adriatic league opener - by Eurobasket News

Siroki WWin - Igokea 63-69

Igokea started 2012/13 season in style. The Adriatic league returnee grabbed 63-69 road victory against the reigning Bosnian champion Siroki WWin. It was very exciting game and Igokea celebrated thanks to great played first half. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Cent.Conn.St.) paced the winning squad with 19 points for 17 minutes on the court. Clifford Hammonds (191-G-85, college: Clemson) had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, while Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) helped his team with 8 points. Hammonds was MVP of the game with valuation 23. In defeat, Darko Planinic (211-C-90) was better than the others with 18 points. Marko Sutalo (193-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) and Dalibor Persic (185-G-85) posted 12 and 10 points respectively. Quarters: 10-29, 17-12, 22-12, 14-16. Siroki and Igokea played in the Finals of Bosnian league few months ago. Siroki managed to defend the title, but Igokea created very strong team during the summer. In the next round Igokea will host Buducnost Podgorica. Siroki will meet newcomer MZT in Skopje.

Siroki WWin: Darko Planinic 18, Marko Sutalo 12, Dalibor Persic 10
Igokea: Corsley Edwards 19, Clifford Hammonds 12+6 boards+6 as, Milos Komatina 8



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues

Paulista Standings
GroupA
 1. S.Jose/Unimed 10-2 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 9-3 
 3. Paulistano 9-4 
 4. Gremio Mogi 8-4 
 5. Palmeiras 6-6 
 6. Suzano 4-9 
 7. Metodista/S.B. 2-10 
 8. Inter Santos 1-11 
GroupB
 1. Paschoalotto/B. 8-2 
 2. Winner/Limeira 7-3 
 3. Vivo/Franca 6-5 
 4. Liga Sorocaba 5-5 
 5. America 4-6 
 6. Rio Claro 3-7 
 7. Jacarei 3-8 
Stage Two Standings

Second Stage: Round 13

Sep. 29: Rio Claro - Jacarei 90-84
Sep. 29: America - Vivo/Franca 83-80
Sep. 29: Pinheiros/Sky - Suzano 83-71
Sep. 29: S.Jose/Unimed - Paulistano 73-66
Sep. 29: Metodista/S.B. - Palmeiras 71-72

Second Stage: Round 14

Oct. 3: Inter Santos - Pinheiros/Sky
Oct. 3: Gremio Mogi - Metodista/S.B.
Oct. 4: Liga Sorocaba - America
Oct. 4: Jacarei - Paschoalotto/B.
Oct. 4: Winner/Limeira - Rio Claro
Oct. 4: S.Jose/Unimed - Palmeiras


Standings - NLB

Carioca Standings
 1. Flamengo 1-0 
 2. Tijuca TC 1-0 
 3. Botafogo 0-1 
 4. Riachuelo TC 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 28: Tijuca TC - Botafogo 86-64
Sep. 28: Riachuelo TC - Flamengo 39-134
Oct. 1: Tijuca TC - Riachuelo TC
Oct. 1: Flamengo - Botafogo
Oct. 5: Botafogo - Riachuelo TC
Oct. 5: Flamengo - Tijuca TC


Pinheiros/Sky topple Suzano in latest Paulista League action - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky recorded the 9th win in Paulista League Group A. They knocked down Suzano for 9-3 record in the second place in the ladder. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) came up with 17 points to lead the effort. Suzano led by a single point at halftime 33:34. But Pinheiros/Sky went on a 30:18 run in the third term to surge ahead. They stayed in charge throughout the fourth frame to seal the victory. Joe Smith (193-G-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) topscored with 22 points for the hosts. Rafael Fusco (192-F-78) answered with 19 points for Suzano. Michel Nascimento (208-C-78) had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
America toppled visiting Vivo/Franca 83:80 for the 4th win. Rashaun McLemore (195-G/F, college: CS Northridge) stepped up with 25 points to lead the hosts. The teams stayed close throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 41:41 at the interval. But America went on a 20:15 run in the third quarter to pull in front. Vivo/Franca could not deny the deficit in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end. Willian Pessoa (202-F-96) contributed 11 points in the victory. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-F/G-87) accounted for 18 points for Vivo/Franca. Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) netted 17 points in the losing effort.



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Hannahs pip Stingrays to open SCBBC Intermediate League account - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-- The Sea Cows Bay Basketball Clubs Intermediate League tipped off last night, Friday September 28, 2012 on the court in Sea Cows Bay with wins for the Philippinas and Hannahs.

The League opened with words of encouragement for the players from the Honourable Julian Fraser R.A. who implored them to play with determination, discipline and skill, quipping what happens on the court stays on the court.

He also had supportive words for Steve Parillon (196-F-78, college: Henderson St.) who was a guest Referee and Karl Scatliffe, the Coach of the HLSCC Stingrays, as well as being President and Vice President of the Hoop It Up Foundation. Keep doing what you are doing, he said, referring to the sterling work the pair is doing for the Youths and basketball development.

Organiser Milton McLean also explained to the players the need for discipline in their games and urged them to be on time and well dressed.

Game 1 saw the Philippinas rout Real Tool with a fast flowing passing game that saw them run out 61-34 winners.

Right from the start the Philippinas entertained the crowd with superb passing moves and with a little more shooting accuracy would have had a cricket score against their younger opponents.

Lucky Reyes finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists while Louie Pobleta had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 5 assists. Triston Inasanto added 8 points and Allan Vercel 7.

For Real Tool, Nathan Rodney scored 11 points with 21 rebounds and both Gianni Maduro and Llewellyn Dasent had 8.

The second game of the night saw the new look HLSCC Stingrays face Hannahs and the College boys more than held their own against the experienced local boys for much of the game before succumbing late in the 4th quarter and going down 54-58.

The Stingrays were up 14-11 at the end of the 1st quarter and were up 26-22 at the half way point. The end of the 3rd saw them lead 43-35, but then Hannahs mounted a comeback.

The scores were level at 49-49 with 3.44 left in the final period and as the Stingrays began to lose their shape and discipline Hannahs took a lead they would not lose to run out winners.

Mikey Joseph and Kervin Jones both had free throw attempts that would have leveled the scores, but into the last 60 seconds Damian Hooper put the game to bed for Hannahs.

Hooper finished with 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Marshall Thomas added 14 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists whilst Paul Cinta notched 13 points and 18 rebounds.

For HLSCC, Mikey Joseph top scored with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Rushawn Johnson had 13 points, Kervin Jones 8 with 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists and Daniel Findlay finished with 8 points.



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Al Thornton signs at Zhejiang Guangsha Lions - by Eurobasket News

Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (CBA) landed 29-year old American forward Al Thornton (203-97kg-83, college: Florida State). Thornton played in the summer at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 28 BSN games he averaged impressive 25.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful year in his career as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and selected to 1st Team. In 2007 Thornton was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) in first round (14th overall).
He attended Florida State and it will be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Thornton has played previously professionally in NBA (Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers and Washington Wizards).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - D2

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 28: Loko Plzen - Litomerice 96-62
Sep. 28: Ostrava - Sokol H.K. 68-92
Sep. 28: Nymburk B - Sparta Praha 64-93
Sep. 30: Proton Zlin - Liberec
Sep. 30: Kara Trutnov - Sokol P.
Sep. 30: JBC Brno - Sokol V.


BK Decin keep Levell Sanders, Lubos Stria and Admir Alic - by Eurobasket News

BK Decin keep Levell Sanders (189-G-75, agency: Stanley International, college: Seton Hall), Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81) and Admir Alic (198-F-84) for the upcoming season.
BK Decin re-signed 37-year old American guard Levell Sanders. In 42 NBL games last season he averaged 9.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League Honorable Mention.
Sanders is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Czech Rep., Poland (Unia Tarnow) and Czech Republic (BK Pardubice, Novy Jicin and BK Usti nad Labem).
BK Decin confirmed in their roster 31-year old swingman Lubos Stria (197-81). In 44 NBL games he recorded 11.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals.
Admir Alic averaged 10.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 47.3%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 62.5% last season.



BK Opava, Decin, Levharti Chomutov and Usti nad Labem play friendlies - by Eurobasket News

BK Opava beat BK 04 AC LB Sp. N. Ves 77:75. The team from Slovakia won the first period 21-18, but Opava led 38:34 at the halftime. Moreover the latter enjoyed 61:54 at the end of 30 minutes and won the game by 2 points. Jakub Blazek (203-F-80) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Petr Strnisko (195-SF-89) added 13. Jakub Sirina (185-G-87) scored 9, while Dokoupil, Vanak and Miklosik added 8 each.
Levharti Chomutov overcame SLUNETA Usti nad Labem 86:70. The latter got 24 points from Brad Reese (199-F-88, college: Texas Tech) and Nolen as well as Jan Koranda (190-G-88) posted 11 each.
ALBA beat BC Decin 91:55. The German side erupted with 16-4 in the opening tip and led 24:13 at the end of the first period. ALBA increased to 39:21 in the middle of the second period and then led 51:33 at the halftime. Moreover the German side continued to dominate the court in the second half and reached the victory. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Yassin Idibhi collected 14 points and 9 rebounds. Patrick Pope (183-G-81, college: St.Augustine) replied with 14 points in the losing effort and Sedmak posted 12. Sanders brought 10, while Alic delivered 8.



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Standings - Basketligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 29: Horsholm - Aarhus BC 63-67
Sep. 30: Horsens IC - Naestved
Sep. 30: SISU - Bakken
Oct. 1: Randers - Svendborg


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Ryan WILLEN
  Aalborg
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 27
 1. Willen, Aalborg27.0 
 2. Washington, Svend.22.5 
 3. Thomann, Horse.22.0 
 4. Delaney, Aalborg21.5 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg21.5 
 6. Dennis, SISU21.5 
 7. Rutherford, Svend.20.5 
 8. Jukic, Horsens IC20.5 
 9. Walker, Naestved19.5 
 10. Kovacs, Horsholm19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randy DEZOUVRE
  Aarhus BC
  (195-F/G-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Dezouvre, Aarhus11.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.5 
 3. Hesseldal, Horsholm10.3 
 4. Washington, Svend.10.0 
 5. Moritz, SISU9.5 
 6. Walker, Naestved8.5 
 7. Willen, Aalborg8.0 
 8. Thomann, Horse.8.0 
 9. Petkov, Aarhus BC7.0 
 10. Chin, Bakken7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC9.5 
 2. Tomko, Bakken8.5 
 3. Jonsson, Aarhus BC8.5 
 4. Dennis, SISU6.0 
 5. Darboe, Svendborg4.5 
 6. Rutherford, Svend.4.5 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken3.5 
 8. Willen, Aalborg3.0 
 9. Kovacs, Horsholm3.0 
 10. Hansen, Horsholm3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 7
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.0 
 2. Walker, Naestved3.5 
 3. Tomko, Bakken3.0 
 4. Varga, Horsens IC2.5 
 5. Rungby, Horsens IC2.5 
 6. Rutherford, Svend.2.5 
 7. Delaney, Aalborg2.5 
 8. Dezouvre, Aarhus2.3 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg2.0 
 10. Flowers, SISU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keane THOMANN
  Horse.
  (211-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Thomann, Horse.2.5 
 2. Washington, Svend.2.0 
 3. Smith, SISU1.5 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC1.5 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.0 
 6. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.0 
 7. Jensen, Bakken0.5 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.0.5 
 9. Kovacs, Horsholm0.5 
 10. Hoirup, Naestved0.5 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Aarhus BF 1-0 
 2. Amager BK 1-0 
 3. BMS Skovlunde 1-0 
 4. Jonstrup 1-0 
 5. Virum 1-0 
 6. Haderslev 0-0 
 7. Koge BK 0-0 
 8. ALBA 0-1 
 9. Falcon 0-1 
 10. Glostrup 0-1 
 11. Lemvig 0-1 
 12. Stevnsgade 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Virum - Stevnsgade 88-60
Sep. 26: Falcon - Amager BK 69-72
Sep. 29: Glostrup - Aarhus BF 68-71
Sep. 29: BMS Skovlunde - Lemvig 68-39
Sep. 29: Jonstrup - ALBA 67-65
Sep. 30: Haderslev - Koge BK


New Country, New Competition, and a Better Me - by Will Harris

What's up Eurobasket readers?! I'm back, and it has been a while since I have last checked in with you guys.
Just to give you an update on how the season ended in Denmark; We made it to the semi finals, then we loss to the eventual champions in 3 games, the Bakken Bears. Those guys have been running the table in the Danish League for years now, they have great Danish players like Chris Neilsen and N. Iversen, and they always bring in good imports as well. Congrats to those guys for winning another one, Im sure they will have much success this season as well.
As for me, it was a great experience in DK, I met a lot of new people, played against some good competition and I learned a lot about the game through my time there. But we all know that good things must come to an end. Fast forward to the new upcoming season.
I am now in Isreal!! I am playing for Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the National League (2nd division). I must say that it is an honor for me to be here, in a country with such great basketball tradition and amazing competiton. The country is beautiful, the people here are so nice and welcoming as well. I have been here for 1 month and it already feels like home to me.
The season is getting ready to start!! Im very excited to get going, we have 3 preseason games so far and we are 1-2; not great but it takes time for good teams to come together, we have a lot of good players and I am confident in our coach, I think that we will be ok when the season comes. So far, I am averaging 28 points and 7 rebounds in the preseason, pretty good numbers considering I have been working so hard all summer to become a better player. We start cup games and tournament games on Tuesday, Im really looking forward to it. On Oct.9 we play against the champs of last years 2nd division, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, who is now a 1st division team. I can't wait to play against a first division squad, it will be a nice test for our team and a great learning experiences for us all.
That's all for now, I hope you guys follow my season, I plan to pick up right where I left off in the Danish league and continue to rise to higher and higher levels. Hard work pays off! Take a peek into the work I have been putting in this summer. Talk to you guys soon.



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LNB Finals: Indios win Game 3, come to 1-2 against Caneros - by Eurobasket News

Third game of the LNB Finals was played last night. Indios celebrated 101-87 victory in this meeting. They faced with two defeats in the first two games, so Caneros have 2-1 lead in this series. In Game Two, Caneros registered 89-83 win. Mario West (195-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 21 points and 5 rebounds for Caneros. Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) followed him with 19 points and 8 rebs. In defeat, Ollie Bailey (201-F-85, college: Oklahoma City) responded with 24 points. Game Four is scheduled for tomorrow.
In the opening game of the LNB Finals Caneros also celebrated 89-83 win. Mario West 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 and Maurice Carter netted 13 points each. Edward Santana added 11 pts to this win. At the other side, Indios got 23 points form Robert Glenn Ollie Bailey had 20 and Reggie Charles stopped to 11.



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BBL CUP: Tarvas is the winner - by Janar

BC Rakvere Tarvas won the most important title of the club's history after beating Liepajas Lauvas 80:71 in the final of BBL Cup. The hosts who surprised TU/Rock in yesterday's semi-final, made 13 three-pointers and dominated the rebounds 43:37. In decisive third quarter, Tarvas made 6 three-pointers during a four-minute 18:4 run.
After that, the numbers were 54:45 and the Latvian team couldn't reach closer any more. In fourth, Tarvas made another 7:0 run to go ahead by 69:53 with only 6 minutes left and the rest of the game was already a formality.

Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) led his team with 17 points, 5 rbs and 6 assists. Juris Umbrasko was 5/9 from the long range and scored also 17 points. Maris Laksa added 13 and Raitis Grafs 10 points + 7 rbs. For Lauvas, Ivars Timermanis scored 14, Ingus Jakovics 13 and Arturs Bricis 12 points.




BBL Cup: Tartu Ulikool claim Bronze - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool - Siauliai 101:60

Tartu Ulikool claimed the Bronze medals at BBL Cup. They overcame Siauliai in the consolation final in Rakvere tonight. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) came up with 17 points to lead the winners.
Tartu jumped to an early advantage. The Estonian team gained a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. They dominated the second quarter. Tartu Ulikool piled up a 46:29 halftime advantage. Things got even worse for Siauliai after the big break. The Estonian side stretched the gap 30 points at the final intermission. Tartu erupted for 31 points in the fourth quarter to seal a comprehensive win at the end. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) scored 14 points, while Vallo Allingu (206-F/C-78) and Tanel Kurbas (197-G-88) finished with 13 points each in the win. Ovidijus Galdikas (217-C-88) and Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88, college: Youngstown St.) answered with 11 points apiece for Siauliai.

Tartu Ulikool: Ivan Nelyubov 17, Egidijus Dimsa 14, Vallo Allingu 13, Tanel Kurbas 13
Siauliai: Ovidijus Galdikas 11, Vytautas Sulskis 11



Budivelnyk edge BC Kalev/Cramo in St Petersburg - by Eurobasket News

BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn -Budivelnyk 61:74

Budivelnyk edge BC Kalev/Cramo in St Petersburg at the start of the Kondrashin and Belov Cup. The Ukrainian team grabbed 74:61 win to enter the Final game tomorrow.
The Estonian team won the first period 19-18 and added 20-17 in the second frame. They could not however follow Budivelnyk in the second half. The latter responded with two victories to clinch the total success. The Ukrainian team won the third quarter 19-11 and finished the game with 20-11.
Sergiy Gorbenko (202-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Georgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) added 15. Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) followed them with 13 points. Gregor Arbet (195-G/F-83) replied with 15 points and Gary Wilkinson (204-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) added 12. Bamba Fall (216-C-86, college: SMU) collected 8 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.
In another game Spartak overcame Ventspils 66:59.

BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn: Gregor Arbet 15, Gary Wilkinson 12, Bamba Fall 8+7 rebs
Budivelnyk: Sergiy Gorbenko 16, Georgi Tsintsadze 15, Dainius Salenga 13



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Panathinaikos confirms signing of Stephane Lasme - by Eurobasket News

Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) is a new member of Panathinaikos Athens. The Gabonese power forward penned a 1-year deal. He spent last season with Obradoiro CAB. In 34 Liga Endesa games Lasme averaged 10.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. He was second shot blocker of the competition. Lasme played for the Boston Celtics at 2012 NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas. He had 2.3 ppg and 1.7 rpg for 3 games. Stephane Lasme played for the Maine Red Claws in 2010/11 (NBA D-League). He supposed to play for Spartak St. Petersburg that season, but because of the green card issues the player decided to stay in the US. In March he moved to Maine registering 7 ppg and 6 rpg. In the past, Stephane Lasme played for Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv, Partizan and Miami Heat. With Partizan he won Adriatic and Serbian league titles in 2009, plus they celebrated in Serbian Cup. Lasme was named Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League and Serbian League Defensive Player of the Year -09 and Eurobasket.com Adriatic League and Serbian League All-Imports Team -09. With Miami Heat in 2007/08 Lasme had 5.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg for 15 games.


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Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Antibes 1-0 
 2. Bourg 1-0 
 3. Chalons-Reims 1-0 
 4. Charleville 1-0 
 5. Evreux 1-0 
 6. Lille 1-0 
 7. Maurienne 1-0 
 8. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1-0 
 9. St Quentin 1-0 
 10. Bordeaux 0-1 
 11. Boulogne 0-1 
 12. Denain 0-1 
 13. Fos Ouest 0-1 
 14. Hyeres-Toulon 0-1 
 15. Le Portel 0-1 
 16. Nantes 0-1 
 17. Rouen 0-1 
 18. St Vallier 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 28: Charleville - Bordeaux 98-94
Sep. 29: Bourg - Boulogne 97-61
Sep. 28: Maurienne - Rouen 90-84
Sep. 28: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Hyeres-Toulon 88-67
Sep. 28: Lille - Fos Ouest 84-71
Sep. 29: St Vallier - St Quentin 77-84
Sep. 28: Nantes - Evreux 72-77
Sep. 28: Le Portel - Antibes 72-109
Sep. 28: Denain - Chalons-Reims 70-86

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 5: Antibes - Lille
Oct. 5: Rouen - Denain
Oct. 5: Fos Ouest - Le Portel
Oct. 5: Evreux - Chalons-Reims
Oct. 5: St Quentin - Nantes
Oct. 5: Bordeaux - Bourg
Oct. 5: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Maurienne
Oct. 6: Boulogne - St Vallier
Oct. 5: Hyeres-Toulon - Charleville


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Le Portel
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 31
 1. Gay, Le Portel31.0 
 2. Brown, Maurienne30.0 
 3. Hilliard, Antibes28.0 
 4. Booker, St Vallier27.0 
 5. Blue, Antibes27.0 
 6. Wood, Evreux26.0 
 7. Carter, Bordeaux24.0 
 8. Guichard, Bordeaux23.0 
 9. Flowers, Denain23.0 
 10. McKines, Rouen23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julien LESIEU
  St Quentin
  (201-C/F-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Lesieu, St Quentin20.0 
 2. Bing, Maurienne18.0 
 3. Wood, Evreux13.0 
 4. Jackson, Pau-La.13.0 
 5. Sonko, Bourg12.0 
 6. Flowers, Denain11.0 
 7. Brown, Maurienne11.0 
 8. Bradford, Lille10.0 
 9. Rouse, St Vallier9.0 
 10. Kitts, Denain9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Taylor, Le Portel9.0 
 2. Hilliard, Antibes9.0 
 3. Calvez, Charleville9.0 
 4. Mullins, Chalons-.7.0 
 5. Craven, St Vallier7.0 
 6. Huffman, Antibes6.0 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest6.0 
 8. Wood, Evreux5.0 
 9. Mangin, Le Portel5.0 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric GOMEZ
  Nantes
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gomez, Nantes6.0 
 2. Poupet, Chalons-.4.0 
 3. Mels, Chalons-Reims4.0 
 4. Huffman, Antibes3.0 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin3.0 
 6. Mathis, Nantes3.0 
 7. Corbett, Nantes3.0 
 8. Racine, Charleville3.0 
 9. Guichard, Bordeaux3.0 
 10. Sanchez, Bourg3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicolas TACCOEN
  Lille
  (203-C/F-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Taccoen, Lille3.0 
 2. Wesley, Rouen3.0 
 3. Ho You Fat, Evreux2.0 
 4. Flowers, Denain2.0 
 5. Guichard, Bordeaux1.0 
 6. Howell, St Quentin1.0 
 7. Badiane, St Quent.1.0 
 8. Humphrey, Bordeaux1.0 
 9. Beye, Chalons-.1.0 
 10. Jackson, Pau-La.1.0 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Angers BC 49 1-0 
 2. Blois 1-0 
 3. La Rochelle 1-0 
 4. Quimper 1-0 
 5. Rennes 1-0 
 6. CFBB 0-0 
 7. Chartres 0-0 
 8. Cognac 0-0 
 9. Lievin 0-0 
 10. Orchy 0-0 
 11. Roche 0-0 
 12. Rueil 0-0 
 13. Souffel 0-0 
 14. Challans 0-1 
 15. Monaco 0-1 
 16. Sorgues 0-1 
 17. St Chamond 0-1 
 18. Vichy 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Sorgues - Quimper 90-96
Sep. 29: Angers BC 49 - Monaco 80-76
Sep. 29: Rennes - St Chamond 79-78
Sep. 29: Blois - Challans 76-71
Sep. 29: La Rochelle - Vichy 73-66
Sep. 29: Chartres - Souffel


Welcome to 2012/13 ProB season: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in ProB just started.

Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Hyeres-Toulon 88-67
The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 21 points. Pau-Lacq-Orthez dominated on the defensive end, holding Hyeres-Toulon to just 6 points in second quarter. Pau-Lacq-Orthez had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Hawaii-Pacific) (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St., agency: Court Side) responded with 22 points and power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: C.McIntosh 22+4reb+3ast, T.Dials 14+6reb+2ast, J.Newson 12+2reb+2ast, A.Julien 9+5reb+1ast, G.Radonjic 6+7reb+2ast, J.Begarin 2+2ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Morency 15+6reb, B.Boddicker 15+5reb+2ast, C.Jackson 14+13reb+2ast, F.Lesca 12+2reb, D.Denave 10+4ast, S.Driss 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 179239


Charleville - Bordeaux 98-94
Visiting Bordeaux was defeated by Charleville-Mezieres in a tough game in Charleville 94-98. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 31-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Charleville-Mezieres especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) fired 20 points and 9 assists for the winners (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine, agency: JEMsports) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Nate Carter (201-83, college: Oklahoma) produced 24 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Five Charleville-Mezieres and four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: N.Carter 24+6reb+3ast, M.Guichard 23+4reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 16+1reb+4ast, M.Humphrey 15+8reb+3ast, T.Coleman 9+6reb+1ast, R.Dardaine 3+1reb
Charleville: F.Calvez 20+3reb+9ast, P.Sanders 18+6reb+3ast, T.Toney 17+3reb+3ast, A.Racine 13+3reb, V.Pridotkas 12+5reb+1ast, C.Guillarme 9+2reb
gschID: 179240


Nantes - Evreux 72-77
The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-72. ALM Evreux outrebounded Nantes 35-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Nantes was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). At the losing side American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Nantes: J.Mathis 19+6reb+1ast, T.Henry 13+5reb+1ast, N.Gayon 12+2reb, L.Corbett 8+2reb+2ast, C.Gomez 6+2reb+4ast, E.Mendy 4+2reb+1ast
Evreux: J.Wood 26+13reb+5ast, C.Hannah 16+2reb+5ast, S.Ho You Fat 15+8reb+1ast, G.Florimont 8+3reb, K.Austin 7+5reb+1ast, L.Konate 3
gschID: 179236


Bourg - Boulogne 97-61
The game without a history. JL Bourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. JL Bourg forced 19 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Coach Frederic Sarre's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) scored 11 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!). JL Bourg (1-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: K.Horton 15+5reb, J.Rousselle 11+3reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 8+7reb, C.McCray 6+3reb+3ast, Z.Bah 6+1reb+2ast, K.Cunningham 6+2reb
Bourg: M.Sonko 21+12reb+4ast, D.Monds 16+8reb+1ast, L.Williams 13+3reb+2ast, P.Braud 12+1reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 11+4reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 179237


St Vallier - St Quentin 77-84
Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American point guard Jimmal Ball (179-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and American swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) scored 27 points.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: R.Booker 27+1ast, E.Craven 20+6reb+7ast, J.Hoyaux 13+3reb+4ast, C.Rouse 7+9reb+2ast, H.Disy 4+4reb, D.Diarra 2+5reb
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 20+20reb+1ast, J.Ball 17+3reb+5ast, K.Bichard 16+1reb+3ast, A.Saaka 14+5reb+2ast, M.Badiane 8+8reb, O.Romain 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179238


Denain - Chalons-Reims 70-86
The game was mostly controlled by Chalons-Reims. Denain Voltaire was better in third quarter 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) nailed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 13 points and 4 steals. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Denain Voltaire in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 23+11reb+2ast, M.Kitts 10+9reb, V.Ateba 9+1reb, C.Cairo 8+3reb+1ast, C.Cavallo 7+3reb+2ast, R.Lopez 5+7reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: K.Corre 15+8reb+2ast, T.Johnson 14+4reb, R.Mels 13+4reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 12+2reb+2ast, J.Burrell 9+8reb+1ast, K.Joss-Rauze 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179234


Lille - Fos Ouest 84-71
It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Lille Metropole's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-21 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Lille Metropole forced 20 Fos Ouest turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Fos Ouest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Naturalized Congolese guard Loic Akono (177-87) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N'Diaye used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) answered with 19 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) added 21 points in the effort for Fos Ouest.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 21+3reb+1ast, E.Choquet 19+2reb+6ast, J.Williamson 13+8reb+2ast, S.Giffa 9+4reb+2ast, P.Haquet 4+4reb+1ast, K.Atamna 3+3reb+1ast
Lille: S.Bradford 21+10reb, S.Smith 16+4reb, L.Akono 15+4reb+4ast, B.Gillet 14, J.Siggers 8+5reb+4ast, M.Camara 8+1reb
gschID: 179235


Maurienne - Rouen 90-84
SPO Rouen trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 27-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-90 at the end of the game. Aix-Maurienne made 29-of-30 free shots (96.7 percent) during the game, while SPO Rouen only scored eight points from the stripe. SPO Rouen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his fourteen free throws !!!) for the winners and power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 8 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds and forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Rouen: W.McKines 23+7reb+1ast, T.Wesley 17+6reb+3ast, G.Chathuant 14+5reb+1ast, O.Bassett 12+2reb+4ast, M.Courby 6+3reb, F.Ateba 5+1ast
Maurienne: W.Brown 30+11reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 16+2reb+4ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 14+1ast, W.Chism 12+3reb+1ast, E.Bing 8+18reb+4ast, M.Traore 4
gschID: 179232


Le Portel - Antibes 72-109
The game without a history. Olympique Antibes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 62.1 percent from the field. Olympique Antibes looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) stepped up and scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. At the losing side Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) responded with 31 points (made all of his fourteen free throws !!!) and American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 9 assists. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 31+3reb, R.Taylor 12+3reb+9ast, C.Bronchard 10+1reb, Z.Buljan 9+5reb+2ast, M.Bigote 4+2reb+1ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 3+1reb
Antibes: A.Hilliard 28+5reb+9ast, T.Blue 27+7reb+4ast, S.Fein 18+2reb, M.Badiane 14+5reb+3ast, T.Huffman 10+3reb+6ast, S.Essart 6+1reb+3ast



Le Portel brings in Darnell Wilson for tryout - by Eurobasket News

Le Portel brought in Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) for tryout. The player will try to earn a deal for the upcoming season. Le Portel also has Zvonko Buljan (206-F-87, college: TCU) on tryout until October 16.
Darnell Wilson played last two seasons for Belgian Antwerp Giants. In the latest one he had 10.6 ppg and 5 rpg for 31 league games. Antwerp reached Cup Finals and Playoff Semis. Wilson was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention. The player shined in EuroChallenge registering 14.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 2.1 apg for 12 games. Before Antwerp, Darnell Wilson played one year for VOO Verviers-Pepinster (2009/10). He was fourth scorer of the league with 15.6 ppg and No.4 in steals with 1.9 spg for 31 games. His rookie season Wilson spent with Dutch Nijmegen. He graduated at Canisius College in 2007.



Christophe Massie not returning to Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Memphis) will not play for Limoges next season. Various media reported that the American could return to Limoges, but according to Frederic Forte that will not happen. Massie spent last two years with Limoges. In the latest one he had 12.6 ppg, 11 rpg, 1.9 apg and 1 bpg in 41 games. He was top rebounder of ProB and fifth shot blocker. Limoges won ProB title and Massie was named Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Center of the Year -12. They also reached French Cup Finals. Christophe Massie arrived to Limoges two years ago from Igokea Aleksandrovac (Bosnia). He had 16.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg and 2.6 apg for 25 games in 2010/11. In 2010, Massie was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team -10. He was also awarded with Eurobasket.com Bosnia and Herzegovina League All-Defensive Team -10. The player had 11.4 ppg and 7.9 rpg (No.1). He started that season with Greek Olimpia Larissa averaging 14.4 points (No.5) and 10.7 rebounds (No.1) for 18 games. Massie also has experience from Israel, Spain and Italy.


Boris Elisabeth-Mesnager is the new captain of JSA Bordeaux - by Eurobasket News

JSA Bordeaux got a new captain for the upcoming season. It is French forward Boris Elisabeth-Mesnager (200-F-83, college: California, PA). He arrived to the club a year ago. Elisabeth-Mesnager played 26 games in ProB last season averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds. The team will compete this season in ProB as well. Before Bordeaux, Boris Elisabeth-Mesnager played two years for Denek. He had 11.1 ppg and 4.8 rpg for 31 games in their second season together. In 2008/09, he was a member of Roche-la-Moliere. The forward also has experience from Rouen and Quimper. Boris Elisabeth-Mesnager graduated at California University of Pennsylvania (NCAA2) in 2006. He spent all four years with the school.


Pau-Lacq-Orthez tabs Mory Correa - by Eurobasket

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProB) inked 33-year old power forward Mory Correa (204-100kg-79, college: Wyoming). Correa signed with Lievin Basket 62 (NM1) for 12-13 season. But now it seems he was called to ProB by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Correa has played for the last 3 seasons with Evreux in ProB. Last year he averaged 5.4ppg amd 3.4rpg in 37 games.
He attended University of Wyoming until 2004 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Pau-Lacq-Orthez tabs Mory Correa - by Eurobasket

Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProB) inked 33-year old power forward Mory Correa (204-100kg-79, college: Wyoming). Correa signed with Lievin Basket 62 (NM1) for 12-13 season. But now it seems he was called to ProB by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Correa has played for the last 3 seasons with Evreux in ProB. Last year he averaged 5.4ppg amd 3.4rpg in 37 games.
He attended University of Wyoming until 2004 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Pau-Orthez close to sign big guy, looks to send Negueba Samake on loan - by Eurobasket News

Pau-Orthez is close to sign another center for the season. According to Head Coach Claude Bergeaud, it will be the player with ProB experience. At the same time coach Bergeaud wants to send Negueba Samake (211-C-90) on loan. He did not play last night for the club in Round 1 of ProB. The Malian/French center signed a deal earlier this summer. Most recently he played for Boulazac Basket Dordogne. Samake joined them in December and appeared only in 3 ProB games with very limited playing time. In 2010/11 season the center played 9 games for Rouen, also in ProB. With them he had 1.8 ppg and 1.2 rpg, but they parted ways in December of 2010. Negueba Samake is a product of Le Mans, where he arrived as a teenager. From 2006 to 2009, he played for their U21 team. In 2009, Samake was promoted to the senior squad and he got a chance in few ProA and EuroCup games. In ProA he had 1.8 ppg and 8 appearances. Samake played for Malian U18 National Team at U18 AfroBasket in Egypt four years ago.


Vasil Evtimov joins Limoges - by Eurobasket News

Limoges bolstered their roster. They landed Vasil Evtimov (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) shortly after landing Ty Walker (213-C-89, college: Wake Forest). Vasil Evtimov spent the previous season in Bulgaria. He played for Levski Sofia. His stats read 8.8 points, 9.6 boards, 1.6 assists per game in Bulgarian League. In Balkan League the centre notched 7.0 points, 9.5 boards and 2.2 assists per appearance. Vasil Evtimov participated at Bulgarian League All-Star Game. He made it into All-Balkan League 2nd Team. Previously Vasil Evtimov had spells in France, Germany, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Russia and Greece. He was the member of Bulgarian National Team in 2009.


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Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Chemnitz 1-0 
 2. Gotha 1-0 
 3. NBC 1-0 
 4. Crailsheim 0-0 
 5. Duesseldorf 0-0 
 6. Ehingen 0-0 
 7. ETB Wohnbau 0-0 
 8. Goettingen 0-0 
 9. Heidelberg 0-0 
 10. Jena 0-0 
 11. Karlsruhe 0-0 
 12. Kirchheim 0-0 
 13. Vechta 0-0 
 14. Cuxhaven 0-1 
 15. Finke Baskets 0-1 
 16. Leipzig 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: NBC - Cuxhaven 97-91
Sep. 29: Gotha - Leipzig 88-84
Sep. 29: Chemnitz - Finke Baskets 88-71
Sep. 30: Ehingen - Crailsheim
Sep. 30: Duesseldorf - Vechta
Sep. 30: Heidelberg - ETB Wohnbau
Sep. 30: Goettingen - Jena
Sep. 30: Karlsruhe - Kirchheim


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Walter SIMON
  Leipzig
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Simon, Leipzig21.0 
 2. Lipke, Gotha20.0 
 3. Fleischmann, Finke19.0 
 4. Jones, Chemnitz18.0 
 5. Kranz, Leipzig18.0 
 6. Cardenas, Chemnitz15.0 
 7. Griffin, Gotha15.0 
 8. Stachula, Chemnitz14.0 
 9. Jost, Finke Baske.14.0 
 10. Gadley, Leipzig13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Gotha
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Smith, Gotha11.0 
 2. Jones, Chemnitz9.0 
 3. Obiango, Chemnitz8.0 
 4. Cardenas, Chemnitz8.0 
 5. Gadley, Leipzig8.0 
 6. Dennis, Finke B.8.0 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.0 
 8. Jost, Finke Baske.6.0 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz5.0 
 10. Simon, Leipzig4.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Gotha
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Smith, Gotha8.0 
 2. Bynum, Chemnitz7.0 
 3. Aud, Finke Baskets5.0 
 4. Stachula, Chemnitz4.0 
 5. Lipke, Gotha3.0 
 6. Griffin, Gotha2.0 
 7. Lathan, Gotha2.0 
 8. Simon, Leipzig2.0 
 9. Aquino, Finke B.2.0 
 10. Spalke, Leipzig2.0 
Steals Per Game
 John BYNUM
  Chemnitz
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Bynum, Chemnitz4.0 
 2. Jost, Finke Baske.3.0 
 3. Kuppe, Gotha2.0 
 4. Cardenas, Chemnitz2.0 
 5. Lipke, Gotha2.0 
 6. Endig, Chemnitz1.0 
 7. Kamp, Finke B.1.0 
 8. Aquino, Finke B.1.0 
 9. Lathan, Gotha1.0 
 10. Baker, Gotha1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jason ADAMS
  Finke B.
  (197-G/F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Adams, Finke B.1.0 
 2. Obiango, Chemnitz1.0 
 3. Kamp, Finke B.0.0 
 4. Jones, Chemnitz0.0 
 5. Spalke, Leipzig0.0 
 6. Ishizaki, Chemnitz0.0 
 7. Simon, Leipzig0.0 
 8. Heinrich, Leipzig0.0 
 9. Schmidt, Chemnitz0.0 
 10. Griffin, Gotha0.0 


ALBA and Artland Dragons taste victories - by Eurobasket News

Artland Dragons overcame EWE Baskets Oldenburg 81:68. The Dragons won all quarters in the game and reached 13-point victory. Haynes, Taylor and Sergio Kerusch (195-F-89, college: W.Kentucky) top-scored for the winners with 13 points each. Popovic delivered 12, while King and Andrew Drevo (202-F/C-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Nebraska) added 8 apiece. Jenkins answered with 14 points in defeat and Konrad Wysocki (201-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton) posted 11.
ALBA beat BC Decin 91:55. The German side erupted with 16-4 in the opening tip and led 24:13 at the end of the first period. ALBA increased to 39:21 in the middle of the second period and then led 51:33 at the halftime. Moreover the German side continued to dominate the court in the second half and reached the victory. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Yassin Idibhi collected 14 points and 9 rebounds. Patrick Pope (183-G-81, college: St.Augustine) replied with 14 points in the losing effort and Sedmak posted 12. Sanders brought 10, while Alic delivered 8.



LTi Giessen shoot down Licher Baeren in friendly - by Eurobasket News

LTi Giessen - Licher Baeren 85:65

LTi Giessen played a test game versus ProB side Licher Baeren. The Bundesliga team claimed a comfortable win at the end. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: S.Florida) stepped up with 28 points to lead the 46ers.
Giessen jumped ahead in the opening quarter. They posted a 19:12 lead after ten minutes. The 46ers maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 39:26 halftime lead. Licher tried to change things in the third quarter. ProB team cut the deficit at 7-point mark before the fourth quarter. But Giessen went on a 28:15 run to finish off their opponents. Ryan Brooks (193-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Temple) delivered 21 points, while Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) added 11 points for the winners. Mathias Perl (188-G-89) answered with 25 points for Licher. Nino Valentic (198-F-90) had 13 points in the loss.

LTi Giessen: Jimmy Baxter 28, Ryan Brooks 21, Benjamin Ortner 11
Licher Baeren: Mathias Perl 25, Nino Valentic 13



Nate Rohnert (BBC Bayreuth) My Role Is To Do A Little Bit Of Everything - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Nate Rohnert (197-G-87, college: Denver) is a 25 year old 197cm guard from Colorado that is embarking on his third professional absketball season and first in Germany. He played at Denver (NCAA) from 2006-2010 playing a total of 100 NCAA games and in his senior year played 32 games: 14.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 3.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 74.4%. He turned professional in 2010 and played for Tartu Ulikool/Rock (Estonia-KML): only pre-season, in Feb.'11 moved to Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-DBL, starting five): 11 games: 15.8ppg, 8.3rpg, 5.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 70.0%. Last season, he played for Denain ASC Voltaire (France-ProB, starting five): 34 games: 12.1ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 76.8%. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

Welcome to Germany and the Beko BBL. Last season you played in teh French PRO B for Denain ASC Voltaire a small town near the Belgium boarder. Forests were abundant there as are there in Bayreuth. How comfortable have you gotten in Bayreuth and could it be a neighboring town to Denain in terms of scenary?

I have gotten very comfortable here in Bayreuth. It is a beautiful small city and the people here have made me feel right at home.


After playing in Holland and France, you are making the next step in your basketball career in the strong Beko BBL league. How excited and ready are you for this challenge?

I am extremely excited to play in the Beko BBL. I have heard nothing but great things about the league and I am definitely ready for the challenge.

Head coach Marco Van Den Berg has put together a very interesting squad for the upcoming season. What will be your role in the team?

I believe my role on the team will be to do a little bit of everything. I am a very versatile player who can play multiple positions and do several different things well on the court.


In your first two season as a professional, you shot over 40% from downtown something you werent able to do in your last three seasons at Denver (NCAA). Has it been more knowing how to deal with self confidence than putting up more shots in practice or just shot selection which has improved your shooting?

I have worked very hard on my shot of the last couple of years. I realized that if I wanted to be effective at the next level I would have to be able to knock down open shots so I have worked hard to make that a staple in my game.


You are a very versatile player that puts up high stats in points, rebounds and assists. To what NBA player would you describe your game to?

Thats a tough question. I dont know if there is one player that I could compare myself to, but I really like watching Deron Williams, Manu Ginoblili, and Chauncey Billups. If there is anything I can pick up from watching these guys play I try and do that.

What is a strength in your game that doesnt get noticed right away?

I would say my passing and ball handling ability. Since I am pretty tall for a guard sometimes people do not think I can do those things but I really enjoy them.


Gary Mcghee is surely going to be a force in the Beko BBL under the basket this season. What has been the most amazing thing that you have seen him do in practice so far?

He is just an anchor down low on defense. He is so big and strong that I am sure he is going to give other centers in this league fits.


Kevin Hamilton is your typical classic point guard. How has your on court relationship developed with him? What do you like most about his game?

Kevin is a true leader out there on the court who makes everyone around him better. He is easy to play with because he is so unselfish and always makes the extra pass.


How did Joe Scott prepare you best for a professional career in basketball. What are you most thankful having learned from him?

Coach Scott taught me so much on and off the court. He taught me hard work, discipline, and many other things that helped me get to where I am at today.

Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA that might be in the NBA or Europe now?

In college I played against Blake Griffin and the Lopez twins at Stanford and they were all monsters.

If you and Joe Trapani were parked in the corner and got 100 shots to take, who would hit more shots on any given day?

I would win every day of the week easily no questions. I could probably beat Joe in a shooting contest left handed haha


Who would win in their prime in a game the Dream Team or Team USA 2012?

I would have to go with the Dream Team. Their size down low would be too much for the 2012 team.

What was the last DVD that you saw?

Ted it was hilarious. I highly recommend it to everyone


Thanks Nate for the chat




Panathinaikos Athens Remain Perfect In Munich Beating FC Bayern 83-77 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

48 hours after the departure of ex German national coach Dirk Bauermann, FC Bayern Munich had their first test without the coach and had it with no more difficult team than Panathinaikos Athens to duel with, but came up somewhat shorthanded losing 83-77. It was a very tight game through out with the Greek side winning the first quarter 22-16 and FC Bayern Munich winning the second quarter 19-17. At halftime FC Bayern Munich was down 39-32. The third quarter remained very balanced with Atehsn winning it 26-25 and the fourth quarter 18-17. All in all, it was a spirited effort by the most famous German sports team. Panathinaikos Athens was led by Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) for the second game in a row in Munich. Andy Panko had 14 points. Jonas Macillius added 13 points as well as Roko-Leni Ukic. Hilton Armstrong produced 10 points. Bayern Munich was led by Tyrese Rice with 16 points. Chevon Troutman conreibuted 13 points and Brandon Thomas 12 points.




Phoenix Hagen Draw Even With Okapi Aalstar 117-117 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



In soccer ties are as frequent as spanish commentators yelling goallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll after a team scoring, but in basketball ties arent usually a given as the overtime usually decides a winner. However last night Phoenix Hagen and Okapi Aalstar drew 117-117. It was 117-117 after the first overtime and both teams decided to call it a night at 10:45. Besides it was only a pre season game and no need to suffer any unneeded injuries. A few weeks ago, Phoenix Hagen lost 101-87, but this time really showed extra needed fire power. An old known face to the Beko BBL Derek Raivio led the Belgium suqaud with 28 points. "We played a good game and got self confidence for the strat of the season. Phoenix Hagen: was led by Abe Lodwick (200-G/F-88, college: Washington St.) with 26 points. Davin White also supplied 26 points. David Bell contributed Bell 21 points. Larry Gordon made 15 points and Bernd Kruel 14 points.

Source: Phoenix Hagen



Polish forward joins Itzehoe Eagles - by Moritz Korff

The Itzehoe Eagles (1. Regionalliga North) are looking to boost their roster with another new player. Lukasz Muszynski (201-F-81) has joined the Eagles. The 31-year-old Polish forward is currently working out with the Itzehoe team, trying to land a contract for the 2012-13 season. Muszynski's last stop was in the 1Liga of Poland: He averaged 8.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6 steals per contest during the 2010-11 season. The year before he was named Eurobasket.com All-Polish 2Liga Honorable Mention, after posting 18.4 points, 7.4 boards, 2.3 steals and 1.2 block per game for Inter Parts AZS UWM Olsztyn.


Karamatskos returns to Kirchheim - by Moritz Korff

The Kirchheim Knights (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have signed Kosta Karamatskos (197-G-86) for the up and coming season. The 26-year-old former German U20 international comes off a year with the Saar-Pfalz Braves. He averaged 8.1 points, 3 assists and 3 rebounds a contest in the Pro A during the 2011-12 campaign. Karamatskos spent the 2006-07 season in Kirchheim and then moved to TBB Trier, where he spent four years in the BBL.


Khartchenkov back in Germany, joins Uni-Riesen Leipzig - by Moritz Korff

Nikita Khartchenkov (200-F-87) has joined Pro A newcomer Uni-Riesen Leipzig, according to the website of the 2. Bundesliga. He scored 17.1 points per game for Romanian Division A outfit CSU Atlassib Sibiu in the 2011-12 season. He nailed 64 of his 182 attempts (35.2%) from beyond the arc in 27 games played for Sibiu and pulled down 3.4 rebounds a contest.
Khartchenkov has earlier in his career played on the German junior national team and the A2 national team.



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Lokomotiv Kuban edge Olympiakos at Gomelsky Cup - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban - Olympiakos 82:79

Lokomotiv Kuban advanced into the Final of Gomelsky Cup in Moscow. They overcame Olympiakos in the first game of the day. Jimmy Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) came up with 21 points to lead the winners.
Lokomotiv surged ahead early in the game. They recorded a 20:16 lead after ten minutes. Olympiakos stiffened defensively in the second term. The Greek team cut the margin to a single point at halftime 35:34. The Hellenes fired 31 points in the third quarter. Olympiakos ensured a 65:58 lead with one quarter to go. But Lokomotiv turned things around in the fourth frame. They went on a 24:14 rally to seal the victory at the end. Nick Calathes (198-G-89, college: Florida) posted 17 points, while Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) and Ali Traore (208-PF-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) added 10 points each in the victory. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 18 points for Olympiakos. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) finished with 17 points in the loss.

Lokomotiv Kuban: Jimmy Baron 21, Nick Calathes 17, Aleks Maric 10, Ali Traore 10
Olympiakos: Vassilis Spanoulis 18, Georgios Printezis 17



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Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: Red Giants - Orca's Urk 83-92
Sep. 29: De Hoppers - Cangeroes 81-71
Sep. 29: Leiden 2 - Almere P. 66-55
Sep. 30: Binnenland - BC Apollo 2
Sep. 30: De Groene - Punch
Sep. 30: MSV/Zeemacht - UBALL
Sep. 30: Rotterdam 2 - Almonte



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Jeff Jones signs with Sopron - by Levente Szabo

Jeff Jones (193-G-89) will start his professional career in Hungary, with Kis-Raba menti Takarek Soproni KC. The 22 year old rookie arrived to Hungary on Friday and will have his debut as a pro today in the preseason game against Austrian team, UBC Magnofit Gussing Knights.

Jeff played for 3 different colleges and graduated this year at Rider. As a senior he was one of the key players of the team averaging 13.4ppg (FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 75.4%) in just 28 minutes of playing time.



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Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. 11890 Killester 1-0 
 2. Dublin Inter 1-0 
 3. UCC Demons 1-0 
 4. B.Gais Neptune 0-0 
 5. UL Eagles 0-0 
 6. DCU Saints 0-1 
 7. Moycullen 0-1 
 8. UCD Marian 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 28: Dublin Inter - DCU Saints 82-67
Sep. 29: Moycullen - UCC Demons 72-80
Sep. 29: 11890 Killester - UCD Marian 62-59
Sep. 30: B.Gais Neptune - UL Eagles



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Former Evessa star Washington claims he is 'blackballed' despite exoneration - by Eurobasket News

The Osaka Evessa and bj-league office claimed that Lynn Washington, one of the league's original superstars, retired on April 9 after he was exonerated of all charges following his arrest and 18 days in Osaka Prefectural Police custody.

The former Indiana University forward, however, is now telling a different story.

"I have been wrongfully blackballed from Japanese basketball," Washington told The Japan Times in an exclusive interview this week.

The two-time MVP and three-time title winner was the undisputed leader of the Evessa before his March 13 arrest on suspicion of smuggling about 1 kg of marijuana into Japan. When he was released by the police, neither the Evessa nor the bj-league issued a statement saying they would welcome Washington back into the league.

The 34-year-old Washington was ordered to keep quiet, to say nothing about his "retirement," this reporter has learned, after the team's news release was issued. He admitted as much. One source familiar with the situation called it "hush money," and Washington didn't speak out about the end of his successful career. Until now.

Despite the fact, he said, that no bj-league team will sign him, "if I did have a contract from a team, I would probably sign."

Recently, "I turned down two gigs in South America. So, no, 100 percent retired, absolutely not," he added.

Washington became the first player in bj-league history to reach the 5,000-point milestone, doing so on Oct. 15, 2011, against the Takamatsu Five Arrows, and also earned back-to-back All-Star Game MVP awards the past two seasons. He cherishes those accomplishments, he said, but is miffed about the way he and his family were treated by bj-league personnel.

Lynn's wife, Dana Washington, was arrested in February and released on May 25 after pleading guilty to drug possession.

Dana Washington's lawyer, Ichiro Morioka, presented her prescription, issued in California for medical marijuana to treat arthritis, sleep deprivation and migraine headaches, to court officials in Osaka. The 3-year sentence sought by prosecutors was dropped.

(Washington maintains that he had no knowledge of his wife sending the package to Japan, and that he would have told her not to do so because of Japan's strict Cannabis Control Law.)

"Even though my wife did what she did, no one cared for my (three) children who were the most affected by what happened," Washington said.

Other key officials around the league demonstrated rude, thoughtless behavior after Washington's arrest, he said.

"For instance, the Shiga GM (Shinsuke Sakai) laughed when I went to jail and said the Evessa are finally finished," Washington said.

"Who cares if the Evessa are finished or not? Family is at stake, something, I thought all Japanese people cherished. I guess not."

Another incident involving the Saitama Broncos illustrated the immature way some individuals around the league handled matters after Washington's arrest.

"In Saitama, one of their team officials paused my picture on television from one of my endorsement commercials and started laughing," Washington said. "One of my friends on the team cursed him out because of his insensitivity.

"In the last 10 months, I have learned more about Japanese people than I have in the 10 years living in Japan," he said. "Most Japanese people will disown you if it saves their face. I'm OK with that however."

What angers Washington, though, is the way the championship-caliber team fell apart after the end of the 2011-12 season. The Evessa were 26-12 at the time of Washington's arrest, sitting in second place in the Western Conference behind the eventual-champion Ryukyu Golden Kings.

Osaka finished the season with a 35-17 record and remained in second place entering the postseason, giving the Evessa the right to host a second-round series against the Kyoto Hannaryz.

After the team's playoff exit, then-coach Ryan Blackwell said, "We lost arguably the greatest player in league history and we still had a chance (to make the Final Four)."

Washington said, "I understand the public relations aspect of disassociation, but cruelty reared its head therein. How so? Ryan Blackwell was fired for keeping a team together during troubling times and by being guilty by association. In one word, 'unreal.' "

In the Osaka front office's view, anything but an Evessa championship in May was an acceptable reason to unload Blackwell, one longtime league insider told this newspaper.

"All in all, the league handed down sanctions on anyone associated with what happened to me," Washington said. "Blackballed, absolutely. . . "

"I'm not bitter at all however. I had a nice career in Japan with a very promising future in America. I will come back to Japan and watch bj-league games this winter. I just hope I can get a front-row seat."

Washington's saga is a cautionary tale for anyone who expects the bj-league to offer them a second chance, even if they are declared innocent by the courts. Case in point: On March 30, Washington said in another exclusive interview after his release from police custody that he definitely wanted to return to the Evessa. "Give me a week of training and four games with the Lord with me, and I'm back where I left off," he said at the time.

That never happened.

"The Lynn Washington situation truly upset me," a former bj-league player told The Japan Times in a recent interview. "An innocent man being forced to retire, a week after he says to you that he only needs a week to get back in shape, then comes out and retires. Ridiculous."

The Evessa stumbled out of the gates losing three times in as many days by a combined 60 points in the recent Seiki Cup in Shiga Prefecture. It appears new coach Zoran Kreckovic will have his hands full building a team with only three of 12 players back on the squad from last season. General manager Hirotaro Nomamoto's ouster last week is the latest sign of a team far removed from its glory years six Final Fours and seven straight playoff appearances.

For Washington, Nomamoto's departure was no surprise.

"By the way, Nomamoto being fired is just what happens when you have no knowledge of how a team should be put together," Washington said.
Courtesy of: http://www.japantimes.co.jp



Parker not expecting to win fifth straight scoring title - by Eurobasket News

Shimane Susanoo Magic forward Michael Parker (202-F-81, college: Evergreen St.), the four-time reigning scoring champion, predicted on Monday he won't win the scoring title this season.

"I would be surprised if I am the top scorer again," Parker told a news conference in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, where players and league officials gathered for the third annual preseason press event.

"Last year, the team was built around me. But we have more balance and scoring this season," he added.

Parker, who averaged 23.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game last season, is an excellent all-around athlete who scores points in transition as well as any player in league history.

He turns steals into quick points at the other end to spark his team, which he has done since joining the Rizing Fukuoka in the 2007-08 season before moving on to Shimane.

Susanoo Magic coach Zeljko Pavlicevic (agency: Interperformances ), beginning his third season with the club, won't disagree with Parker's basic argument that the team strives to have more of a spread-the-wealth offense.

"He is a great player and good scorer, but our target is (to be) a better team, more balance," Pavlicevic said Tuesday. "But he can be again the top scorer. Why not?

"We have our style, same as last season; we didn't have a set offense only for him, and he was the top scorer. I respect him, because he is a good rebounder, many steals, athletic, perfect attitude . . . "

Front-office instability in Osaka: After general manger Hirotaro Nomamoto's ouster last week, the Evessa are quietly working to rebuild the team. The expectations are pretty low for this season's club, though, several league experts said in recent conversations with The Japan Times.

Former Evessa team manager Takao Furuya will be named the new GM, according to someone familiar with the move. Furuya held his managerial position under ex-coach Kensaku Tennichi, who guided the Evessa to three championships, the last one in 2008.

"Osaka is going in the wrong (direction)," the source commented.

Preseason action: Interestingly enough, the bj-league office wrote a tweet about the Kyoto Hannaryz-Panasonic Trians exhibition contest on Wednesday. Kyoto defeated Panasonic, a rare competition between teams from the bj-league and JBL, 82-80 on a buzzer beater. Both leagues, it seems, go out of their way to avoid even mentioning teams in the other league.

This time, the Hannaryz took on a team getting ready for its final season. The Trians are folding after the 2012-13 campaign due to Panasonic Corp.'s financial losses.

"I guess they can play now that Panasonic doesn't have to worry about being kicked out of the JBL," a Japan hoop observer stated facetiously.

Those comments bring back memories of the non-publicized scrimmage between the now-defunct Tokyo Apache, when Bob Hill coached the club, and the Toyota Motors Alvark in the 2010-11 season. (It almost made one believe the team and leagues were pretending the competition never happened.)

In addition, the bj-league office, Takamatsu Five Arrows and JBL2's Hyogo Storks failed to publicize last Saturday's "behind-closed-doors" scrimmage between the clubs.

Hyogo handed Takamatsu a 10-point loss.

A JBL insider said, " (The game) was not publicized like our previous games because of the tenuous relationship between the JBL and bj-league. (The Storks) played with one and two foreigners on the court (in alternating quarters), and (the Five Arrows) played with two and three, as new league rules allow."

The Five Arrows trailed from start to finish.

On Wednesday, the host Five Arrows were back in action against Shimane. The Five Arrows lost 80-54.

Saturday special: Dubbed the "Kanto Derby," Saturday's hoop doubleheader gives capital city fans their first opportunity to see the expansion Tokyo Cinq Reves in action in Tokyo. The action gets under way at 1 p.m. at Ota City General Gymnasium, the new facility used for the recent FIBA Asia Cup, as the Saitama Broncos meet the Chiba Jets.

Tokyo, led by six-time All-Star guard Cohey Aoki, plays host to the Gunma Crane Thunders, another first-year club, in the 4 p.m. game.

Broncos talk: Saitama, the Eastern Conference's worst team last season, routed Tokyo by 25 points in their preseason opener on Sept. 15, and won a four-point contest two days later.

On Sunday, the Broncos lost 90-68 to the host Niigata Albirex BB. Those games do not provide a real measuring stick for new coach Tracy Williams' squad, but from what a league insider said the Broncos appear to be on the verge of extending their non-playoff streak to eight consecutive seasons.

"I talked to someone who has seen the Broncos," the source told The Japan Times. "He can't figure out what they are doing. (He told me), 'It looks like John (Humphrey) just brought over all his friends.' "

Predictions: Here's one bj-league coach's predictions on the East's order of finish: 1. Niigata; 2. Sendai; 3. Akita; 4. Iwate; 5. Yokohama; 6. Toyama; 7. Chiba; 8. Tokyo; 9. Shinshu; 10. Saitama; 11. Gunma.

The top six teams in each conference will qualify for postseason play, and the top two teams in each conference will get an automatic bye into the second round of the playoffs.

(The coach called the list "biased, unscientific, and to be revised many times before the season even starts.")

The coach said he believes the Crane Thunders have not built a roster that will be competitive for their inaugural season.

"I'm also worried about Gunma," he said. "It doesn't look like they're taking this seriously, just by looking at the their roster to date. Maybe some surprise signings yet to come."

Meanwhile, in the West, using the preseason as a point of reference, here's one league insider's predicted order of finish:

1. Ryukyu (the defending champion); 2. Hamamatsu Higashimikawa (the 2011-12 championship runnerup); 3. Kyoto; 4. Shimane; 5. Shiga; 6. Oita; 7. Osaka; 8. Fukuoka; 9. Takamastu; 10. Miyazaki.

Coming off a two-win, 50-loss season, the Takamatsu Five Arrows can only improve, but by how much will the team do so?

"When all you have to do is win three games to improve upon last season ... I wonder what the standard really will be this season," said someone who keeps close tabs on the Western Conference.

Around the league: The Yokohama B-Corsairs fell 93-89 to Taiwan's Pure-Youth Construction in the ABA Championship in Taiwan on Monday, and dropped an 85-75 decision to South Korea's Changwon LG Sakers a day later.

On Wednesday, the Guangdong Tigers of China beat Yokohama 80-69.

The B-Corsairs return to the court in the third- and fourth-place game on Friday.

The tournament features one apiece from Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan.

Lost opportunity: When Bob Hill coached the Tokyo Apache in 2010-11, there could've been opportunities for him to hold valuable coaching clinics around Japan.

So, this reporter wondered, was Hill ever contacted by the Japan Basketball Association, the sport's governing body here, to give pointers, especially for big men.

"Bob Hill is one of the best big man coaches I know," one hoop insider Tuesday. "In the NBA, he coached Rik Smits, Patrick Ewing, Shaq (O'Neal), David Robinson . . . and he was here in Japan for a season, without anyone ever asking him to do anything. . ."

Would the JBA shell out the cash to pay Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon, whose work with a number of current stars has paid off in recent years, to work with Japan's bigs on the national team, in the JBL or bj-league or in various camps here? After all, Olajuwon's foot work set the standard of excellence over the past few decades.

"It doesn't help that there are so few big men to coach in Japan," the hoop insider said. "Even most of the 'bigs' would small forwards in any real basketball country."

The last word: "I just feel quality is more important than quantity. That will bring the Japanese guys level of play up. It will bring in more fans. It will make the sport more popular. And also bring in more sponsors. Continuing to add teams dilutes the product.

"The competition level doesn't increase, therefore it's hard for Japanese basketball to get better on the global scene." Shiga Lakestars guard Wayne Arnold, analyzing the state of basketball in Japan, particularly in the bj-league, which has expanded every year since 2005.
Courtesy of: http://www.japantimes.co.jp



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Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Bashkimi 1-0 
 2. Kolegji Univer. 0-0 
 3. Kosova 0-0 
 4. Peja 0-0 
 5. RTV 21 0-0 
 6. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
 7. Trepca 0-0 
 8. Vellaznimi 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Bashkimi - Vellaznimi 93-55
Sep. 30: Peja - RTV 21
Oct. 3: Sigal Prishtina - Kosova
Oct. 3: Trepca - Kolegji Univer.


Bashkimi starts well - by Dren Shporta

The orange team from Prizren, Bashkimi, has started well the season by winning the opening match of the league against newcomers, Vellaznimi. Dustin Mitchell (206-F/C-87, college: WiscKing.-Whitew.) was the main scorer of prizrenian team, with 29 points scored, while he was helped by Phil Brooks and Qendrim Biraj, both with 18 scored.

On the other side, Vellaznimi, played well but after Rickey Young, leaving the club they were incapable to stop Bashkimi, while they were flying on the court. Valon Gashi and Allen Idrizaj were the main scorers in red team of Gjakova, with 20 points scored each.





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Spartak St Petersburg advanced to the Final of home tournament - by Eurobasket News

Ventspils- Spartak St Petersburg 59:66

Spartak St Petersburg advanced to the Final of home tournament of Kondrashin and Belov Cup. The Russian team overcame Ventspils 66:59.
Spartak St Petersburg started the game with 24-8 and led 12 points at the halftime. They added 18-13 in the third period, but had difficulties in the end of the game. Ventspils won the last stanza 22-12 and reduced to 7 points at the end.
Josh Carter (201-F/G-88, college: Texas A&M) stepped up with 19 points, while Vladimir Dragicevic (205-C/F-86) collected 10 points and 8 rebounds. Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) notched 8 and Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) added 4 points and 5 assists. Martins Meiers (206-C-91) delivered 17 points in defeat and Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) had 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Tomorrow the host will face Budivelnyk that edged BC Kalev/Cramo in St Petersburg at the start of the Kondrashin and Belov Cup. The Ukrainian team grabbed 74:61 win to enter the Final game.

Ventspils: Martins Meiers 17, Akselis Vairogs 8+9 rebs
Spartak St Petersburg: Josh Carter 19, Vladimir Dragicevic 10+8 rebs, Nikita Kurbanov 8, Patrick Beverley 4+5 ast



BBL Cup: Tarvas clinch the trophy - by Eurobasket News

Rakvere Tarvas - Liepajas Lauvas 80:71

Rakvere Tarvas celebrated the first trophy of the season. They held off Liepajas Lauvas in the BBL Cup Final. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) and Juris Umbrasko (197-G/F-79) scored 17 points each to lead the winners.
Liepajas Lauvas ensured the better start to the game. The Latvian team enjoyed a 17:16 lead after ten minutes. But Rakvere sneaked in front to take a 34:33 halftime lead. Rakvere boosted the lead in the third frame. The hosts outgunned Liepaja for a 59:47 advantage at the final intermission. Liepajas Lauvas fought till the final buzzer but came up short of victory at the end. Maris Laksa (202-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) finished with 13 points, while Grafs added 10 points for the winners. Ivars Timermanis (203-F-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 14 points for Liepajas Lauvas. Ingus Jakovics (186-PG-93) had 13 points in the loss.

Rakvere Tarvas: Reimo Tamm 17, Juris Umbrasko 17, Maris Laksa 13
Liepajas Lauvas: Ivars Timermanis 14, Ingus Jakovics 13



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Standings - LKL

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: Juventus - Neptunas 93-88
Sep. 29: Nevezis - LSU-Baltai 77-60
Sep. 29: Sakalai - Lietuvos rytas 42-76
Sep. 28: Rudupis - Naglis Palangos 110-81

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 2: Juventus - Zalgiris
Oct. 3: Neptunas - Lietkabelis


Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Relphorde, Naglis21.0 
 2. Seibutis, Lietuv.18.5 
 3. Mockevicius, Nagli.15.5 
 4. Gailius, Neptunas15.0 
 5. Mazeika, Neptunas13.0 
 6. Radosevic, Lietuv.12.5 
 7. Barinov, Neptunas11.5 
 8. Balocka, Sakalai11.0 
 9. Sarakauskas, Nept.10.5 
 10. Dambrauskas, Saka.9.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vytautas SARAKAUSKAS
  Neptu.
  (204-C-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sarakauskas, Nept.11.0 
 2. Balocka, Sakalai9.0 
 3. Radosevic, Lietuv.6.5 
 4. Matulis, Sakalai6.0 
 5. Gailius, Neptunas6.0 
 6. Relphorde, Naglis5.5 
 7. Atuashvili, Naglis5.0 
 8. Ramasauskas, Saka.4.5 
 9. Cerneckis, Sakalai4.5 
 10. Brown, Naglis P.4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Neptunas
  (180-PG-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Dainys, Neptunas4.0 
 2. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.0 
 3. Mockevicius, Nagli.3.0 
 4. Broadus, Neptunas2.5 
 5. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.5 
 6. Brown, Naglis P.2.0 
 7. Atuashvili, Naglis2.0 
 8. Ivanov, Lietuvos.2.0 
 9. Gailius, Neptunas1.5 
 10. Babrauskas, Lietu.1.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus RELPHORDE
  Naglis P.
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Relphorde, Naglis3.0 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.5 
 3. Mockevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai1.5 
 5. Radosevic, Lietuv.1.5 
 6. Kiausas, Sakalai1.0 
 7. Lengvinas, Naglis1.0 
 8. Blums, Lietuvos.1.0 
 9. Matulis, Sakalai1.0 
 10. Dambrauskas, Saka.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Leon RADOSEVIC
  Lietuv.
  (206-C-90)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Radosevic, Lietuv.1.5 
 2. Samardziski, Lietu.1.0 
 3. Kumpys, Naglis P.0.5 
 4. Nedovic, Lietuvos.0.5 
 5. Bendzius, Lietuv.0.5 
 6. Ramasauskas, Saka.0.5 
 7. Atuashvili, Naglis0.5 
 8. Gintvainis, Sakalai0.5 
 9. Mikalauskas, Neptu.0.5 
 10. Danys, Neptunas0.0 


BBL Cup: Tartu Ulikool claim Bronze - by Eurobasket News

Tartu Ulikool - Siauliai 101:60

Tartu Ulikool claimed the Bronze medals at BBL Cup. They overcame Siauliai in the consolation final in Rakvere tonight. Ivan Nelyubov (207-C-88) came up with 17 points to lead the winners.
Tartu jumped to an early advantage. The Estonian team gained a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. They dominated the second quarter. Tartu Ulikool piled up a 46:29 halftime advantage. Things got even worse for Siauliai after the big break. The Estonian side stretched the gap 30 points at the final intermission. Tartu erupted for 31 points in the fourth quarter to seal a comprehensive win at the end. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) scored 14 points, while Vallo Allingu (206-F/C-78) and Tanel Kurbas (197-G-88) finished with 13 points each in the win. Ovidijus Galdikas (217-C-88) and Vytautas Sulskis (200-G-88, college: Youngstown St.) answered with 11 points apiece for Siauliai.

Tartu Ulikool: Ivan Nelyubov 17, Egidijus Dimsa 14, Vallo Allingu 13, Tanel Kurbas 13
Siauliai: Ovidijus Galdikas 11, Vytautas Sulskis 11



CSKA join Lokomotiv in Gomelsky Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Zalgiris 89:87

CSKA survived thriller against Zalgiris to enter Gomelsky Cup Final. The hosts held off Zalgiris in front of home fans in Moscow tonight. Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) scored 19 points to lead the winners.
Zalgiris stormed into the game. The Sasha Kaunas team erupted for 28 points in the opening quarter to silence Moscow fans. The Lithuanian powerhouse ensured a 5-point lead at the first break. CSKA started to claw their way back in the second frame. They limited Zalgiris at 14 points to narrow the gap just a single point 42:43 at the interval. Zalgiris dropped 28 points in the third term to maintain the lead. They entered the fourth frame up by three points. But CSKA turned things their way in the final minutes. The hosts claimed crucial points in the dying seconds and surged ahead. Ksistif Lavrinovic had a chance to send the game into overtime but missed a jumper. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) accounted for 15 points, while Aaron Jackson (193-G-86, college: Duquesne) added 14 points for CSKA. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) answered with 12 points for Zalgiris. Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81, college: Niagara) had 11 points in the loss.

CSKA: Sasha Kaun 19, Sonny Weems 15, Aaron Jackson 14
Zalgiris: Marko Popovic 12, Tremmell Darden 11



Lithuanian LKL round 2 best performance: Paulius Morkeliunas - by Eurobasket News

Forward Paulius Morkeliunas (201-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Juventus, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, six rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Neptunas (#11, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 93-88. Juventus is placed at 2nd position in Lithuanian LKL. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Juventus won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Morkeliunas had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Juventus' top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old FYR Macedonian Predrag Samardziski (215-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) of league's leader Lietuvos rytas. Samardziski had a very good evening with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Lietuvos rytas to another comfortable win outscoring Sakalai (0-2) 76-42. His team has extremely 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. Samardziski is well-known at Lietuvos rytas and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was Russian forward Nikita Barinov (202-F-91) of Neptunas (#11). Barinov scored 19 points. Despite Barinov's great performance Neptunas lost 88-93 to Juventus (#2, 1-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Neptunas can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Barinov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Barinov has individually a great season in Lithuania. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 11.5ppg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) of Lietuvos rytas - 17 points and 6 rebounds
5. Arnas Labuckas (205-F-87) of Rudupis - 17 points and 4 rebounds
6. Marcus Relphorde (200-F-88) of Naglis Palangos - 22 points and 5 rebounds
7. Aidas Viskontas (185-PG-86) of Juventus - 16 points and 4 assists
8. Mantas Mockevicius (189-G-93) of Naglis Palangos - 16 points and 3 assists
9. Mindaugas Stasys (180-PG-86) of LSU-Baltai - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) of Neptunas - 8 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



LKL Round 2: Lietuvos Rytas gain second straight win - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LKL.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated LSU-Baltai (0-1) in Kedainiai on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by top-ranked Nevezis (1-0) 77-60. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Nevezis. LSU-Baltai managed to win fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nevezis dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to LSU-Baltai's 24. Point guard Paulius Semaska (184-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Nevezis' coach Darius Sirtautas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Mindaugas Stasys (180-86) replied with 19 points for LSU-Baltai. Nevezis left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. LSU-Baltai at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with Lietkabelis. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between bottom-ranked Sakalai (0-2) and top-ranked Lietuvos rytas (2-0) in Vilnius ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Vilnius outscored Sakalai 76-42. Croatian center Leon Radosevic (206-90) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Predrag Samardziski chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Center Petras Balocka (205-86, college: Hawaii) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos rytas maintains first position with 2-0 record. Sakalai at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Neptunas and Naglis Palangos. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 2 winless Neptunas lost to undefeated Juventus on the road 88-93. Rudupis destroyed Naglis Palangos on its own court 110-81.
The most impressive performance of 2nd round was 25 points and 6 rebounds by Paulius Morkeliunas of Juventus.


Sakalai - Lietuvos rytas 42-76

The game between bottom-ranked Sakalai (0-2) and top-ranked Lietuvos rytas (2-0) in Vilnius ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Vilnius outscored Sakalai 76-42. The game without a history. Lietuvos rytas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sakalai to just 6 points in second quarter. Lietuvos rytas held Sakalai to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.5 percent accuracy of the winners. Lietuvos rytas forced 22 Sakalai turnovers. Sakalai was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatian center Leon Radosevic (206-90) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and FYR Macedonian center Predrag Samardziski (215-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Center Petras Balocka (205-86, college: Hawaii) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Tomas Cerneckis (190-88) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos rytas maintains first position with 2-0 record. Sakalai at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Neptunas and Naglis Palangos. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: L.Radosevic 17+6reb, P.Samardziski 15+5reb+2ast, R.Seibutis 9+1reb+1ast, V.Dilys 7+7reb+2ast, D.Ivanov 6+3reb+2ast, A.Jomantas 4+2reb+3ast
Sakalai: P.Balocka 10+7reb, P.Dambrauskas 10+4reb, T.Cerneckis 7+6reb+2ast, A.Kiausas 5+2reb+1ast, R.Matulis 4+7reb+1ast, J.Petkevicius 2+2reb
gschID: 194222


Juventus - Neptunas 93-88

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Juventus (1-0) beat bottom-ranked Neptunas (0-2) in Utena 93-88. Neptunas was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 29-20 charge of Juventus, which allowed them to win the game. Neptunas was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Paulius Morkeliunas (201-85, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Russian forward Nikita Barinov (202-91) responded with 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and international forward Deividas Gailius (200-88) scored 18 points. Neptunas' coach Kazys Maksvytis tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Juventus left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Neptunas at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Sakalai and Naglis Palangos. Juventus will play against Zalgiris (#7) in Kaunas in the next round where they are favorite. Neptunas will play at home against Lietkabelis in Panevezys and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Juventus: P.Morkeliunas 25+6reb, A.Viskontas 16+4ast, N.Varnelis 13+6reb+2ast, A.Cepulis 9+3reb+1ast, D.Leonard 9+4reb+7ast, K.Petrukonis 8+2reb
Neptunas: N.Barinov 19+4reb, D.Gailius 18+4reb+1ast, M.Mazeika 16+2reb+1ast, V.Sarakauskas 8+10reb+2ast, L.Mikalauskas 8+3reb, G.Gustas 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 194223


Rudupis - Naglis Palangos 110-81

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos (0-2) was smashed by top-ranked Rudupis (1-0) in Prienai 110-81. The game without a history. Rudupis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.2 percent from the field and made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Rudupis had a 26-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (198-90) scored 19 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Arnas Labuckas (205-87) chipped in 17 points during the contest. American forward Marcus Relphorde (200-88, college: Colorado) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and guard Mantas Mockevicius (189-93, college: Olney Central CC) scored 16 points. Five Rudupis and four Naglis Palangos players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rudupis left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with Neptunas and Sakalai. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 19+1reb+2ast, A.Labuckas 17+4reb, Z.Janavicius 14+2reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 13+3reb+2ast, A.Milaknis 11+4reb+3ast, A.Valeika 11+6reb+2ast
Naglis Palangos: M.Relphorde 22+5reb, M.Mockevicius 16+1reb+3ast, P.Brown 11+3reb+3ast, M.Kasiulevicius 10+2reb+1ast, E.Lengvinas 9+3reb+1ast, S.Atuashvili 6+4reb
gschID: 194220


Nevezis - LSU-Baltai 77-60

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated LSU-Baltai (0-1) in Kedainiai on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by top-ranked Nevezis (1-0) 77-60. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Nevezis. LSU-Baltai managed to win fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nevezis dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to LSU-Baltai's 24. Point guard Paulius Semaska (184-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Nevezis players scored in double figures. Nevezis' coach Darius Sirtautas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Mindaugas Stasys (180-86) replied with 19 points and forward Arunas Vasiliauskas (200-85) added 11 points in the effort for LSU-Baltai. Nevezis left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. LSU-Baltai at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with Lietkabelis. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: M.Girdziunas 17+1ast, P.Semaska 15+7reb+2ast, S.Kulevicius 12+3reb+2ast, V.Jasikevicius 10+3reb+3ast, J.Zohore Bergstedt 8+5reb+2ast, T.Bishop 6+7reb
LSU-Baltai: M.Stasys 19+2reb+3ast, A.Vasiliauskas 11+3reb+2ast, T.Tamosiunas 9+1reb+2ast, V.Sragauskis 9+4reb, T.Urbonas 7+7reb, E.Alunderis 4+5reb
gschID: 194221



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Standings

Diekirch League Standings
 1. Amicale 1-0 
 2. Contern 1-0 
 3. Etzella 0-0 
 4. Musel Pikes 0-0 
 5. Residence 0-0 
 6. Soleuvre 0-0 
 7. Sparta 0-0 
 8. T71 0-0 
 9. Basket Esch 0-1 
 10. Black Star 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Basket Esch - Contern 74-87
Sep. 29: Black Star - Amicale 66-84
Sep. 29: Residence - Soleuvre
Sep. 30: Etzella - T71
Sep. 30: Sparta - Musel Pikes


Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Terry BRYANT
  Black Star
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 31
 1. Bryant, Black Star31.0 
 2. Fisher, Amicale27.0 
 3. Wolzfeld, Contern24.0 
 4. Powell, Contern23.0 
 5. Golson, Amicale21.0 
 6. McDaniel, Black S.21.0 
 7. Svitek, Basket Es.19.0 
 8. Jeitz, Amicale17.0 
 9. Frazier, Contern17.0 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lee FISHER
  Amicale
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 15
 1. Fisher, Amicale15.0 
 2. Svitek, Basket Es.11.0 
 3. Golson, Amicale10.0 
 4. Frazier, Contern10.0 
 5. Wolzfeld, Contern7.0 
 6. Bryant, Black Star7.0 
 7. Muller, Black Star7.0 
 8. Powell, Contern7.0 
 9. Picard, Amicale7.0 
 10. Rodenbourg, Bask.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Joe BIEVER
  Basket Esch
  (184-SG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Biever, Basket Es.7.0 
 2. Birenbaum, Contern6.0 
 3. Rajniak, Basket E.5.0 
 4. Jones, Contern5.0 
 5. Bryant, Black Star4.0 
 6. Jeitz, Amicale4.0 
 7. Golson, Amicale3.0 
 8. Donnersbach, Bask.3.0 
 9. Schartz, Amicale3.0 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eric JEITZ
  Amicale
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jeitz, Amicale4.0 
 2. Jones, Contern4.0 
 3. Svitek, Basket Es.3.0 
 4. Bryant, Black Star3.0 
 5. Wolzfeld, Contern3.0 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.2.0 
 7. Schartz, Amicale2.0 
 8. Donnersbach, Bask.2.0 
 9. Ruppert, Basket E.2.0 
 10. Rodenbourg, Bask.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black S.
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. McDaniel, Black S.3.0 
 2. Golson, Amicale2.0 
 3. Muller, Black Star1.0 
 4. Frazier, Contern1.0 
 5. Melcher, Amicale0.0 
 6. Kesseler, Basket E.0.0 
 7. Jones, Contern0.0 
 8. Schumacher, Black0.0 
 9. Jeitz, Amicale0.0 
 10. Schleimer, Contern0.0 


Standings - Nationale 2

N2 Standings
 1. Arantia 0-0 
 2. Bascharage 0-0 
 3. BBC Nitia 0-0 
 4. BC Mess 0-0 
 5. Grengewald 0-0 
 6. Heffingen 0-0 
 7. Kayldall 0-0 
 8. Mondorf 0-0 
 9. Racing 0-0 
 10. Telstar Hesperange 0-0 


Bojan Popovic signs at BBC Nitia - by Eurobasket

BBC Nitia Bettembourg (N2) landed 29-year old Serbian center Bojan Popovic (209-108kg-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management). Popovic played most recently at APOP Paphou in Cypriot Division B.
He is a very experienced player. Popovic has played also professionally in Iceland (KFI Reykjavik and Breidablik), Bosnia (Vitez), Macedonia (Strumica) and Slovenia (Sencur Cestno Podjetje Kranj).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Pau-Orthez close to sign big guy, looks to send Negueba Samake on loan - by Eurobasket News

Pau-Orthez is close to sign another center for the season. According to Head Coach Claude Bergeaud, it will be the player with ProB experience. At the same time coach Bergeaud wants to send Negueba Samake (211-C-90) on loan. He did not play last night for the club in Round 1 of ProB. The Malian/French center signed a deal earlier this summer. Most recently he played for Boulazac Basket Dordogne. Samake joined them in December and appeared only in 3 ProB games with very limited playing time. In 2010/11 season the center played 9 games for Rouen, also in ProB. With them he had 1.8 ppg and 1.2 rpg, but they parted ways in December of 2010. Negueba Samake is a product of Le Mans, where he arrived as a teenager. From 2006 to 2009, he played for their U21 team. In 2009, Samake was promoted to the senior squad and he got a chance in few ProA and EuroCup games. In ProA he had 1.8 ppg and 8 appearances. Samake played for Malian U18 National Team at U18 AfroBasket in Egypt four years ago.


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76ers: Gadzuric, Silas, Wilkins among camp invitees - by Eurobasket News

Veteran big man Dan Gadzuric (6'11''-C-78, college: UCLA), Xavier Silas (6'5''-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: N.Illinois), Damien Wilkins (6'7''-G/F-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia) and Devin Searcy (6'10''-F/C-89, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Dayton) will round out the 76ers training camp roster.

The Sixers will have 17 players on the roster when camp begins Tuesday at Saint Josephs University. There are 12 guys with fully guaranteed contracts and former Villanova standout Maalik Wayns has a partial guarantee.

Gadzuric owns the most NBA experience of the free agents. The 6-foot-11, 240-pounder has played in 527 games over 10 seasons, averaging 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds. He spent last year in China and the NBA D-League before appearing in two late-season games with the Knicks.

GM Tony DiLeo said the Sixers are looking for another guard/forward and Wilkins fills that bill. The 6-6, 225-pounder has played in 502 NBA games spanning eight seasons, averaging 6.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. He appeared in 60 games for the Pistons last year.

Silas, a 6-5 guard, played in two regular-season and two playoff games for the Sixers in 2011-12 after training camp with the Sixers. He spent most of last year with the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League.

Searcy, a 6-10 forward, played in Japan last season after going undrafted out of Dayton a year ago. He was on the Sixers 2012 summer league team in Orlando.

Training camp features two-a-days Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with a night practice Wednesday. Fridays schedule is TBA.

The Sixers open the preseason Oct. 11 in Orlando and the regular season Oct. 31 at home against Andre Iguodala and the Nuggets.

Courtesy of www.phillyburbs.com



ESPN sets sights on ex-Knicks GM Isiah for TV role - by Eurobasket News

Isiah Thomas, who had an undistinguished run as an NBA in-game analyst with NBC and as a Knicks exec was successfully sued for sexual harassment is a candidate for a studio position with ESPN.

Kelly Tripucka, a Pistons teammate of Thomass and a reasonable, credible MSG/Knicks studio man and backup in-game analyst the last four seasons, apparently wont be re-hired. Figures.

* NFL Network didnt duck or spin the game officials issue on behalf of the league.

This week, before the settlement was reached, NFLN even showed immediate postgame locker room footage of Packers watching and reacting (with howls) to replays of the game-ender in Seattle.

* On Tuesday, a caller to Mike Francesa said he wanted to speak to that call in the Green Bay-Seattle game. Francesa told him to go ahead.

Well, the man hadnt completed two sentences before Francesa rudely interrupted him to give his own take while reaching up to cut the guy off the phone line. Then he took the next call.

So why did Francesa bother to take the call in the first place? Or does that explain why his callers seem to trend goofier? Is it that he has conditioned smarter folks not to waste their time?

* I messed up the date of that Bobby Thomson home run ball documentary. Miracle Ball debuts tomorrow at 8 p.m. on Velocity (available in New York on DirecTV, Fios, Dish, Time Warner, Cablevision and RCN).

* Its in the mail: Reader George Tahinos wants to know when Cablevision/Jimmy Dolan will begin rebating or crediting subscribers for the removal of WPIX-Channel 11.

Courtesy of www.nypost.com



Magic sign Armon Johnson and DeQuan Jones for the preseason - by Eurobasket News

With training camp looming around the corner, the Orlando Magic today announced the signings of point guard Armon Johnson (6'3''-G-89, college: Nevada) and wing Dequan Jones (6'7''-G/F-90) to fill out the team's preseason roster.

The signings of Johnson and Jones were made necessary because offseason surgeries will sideline point guard Ish Smith and wing Moe Harkless for the entire month of October.

Johnson, who is 6 feet 3, was a second-round draft pick in 2010. He played a total of 47 regular-season games for the Portland Trail Blazers and the former New Jersey Nets during the past two NBA seasons.

He gives the Magic a third healthy point guard for the preseason, behind Jameer Nelson and E'Twaun Moore. Johnson's presence will help the Magic run more five-on-five drills in practice and should ensure that Nelson isn't overworked during the preseason.

Jones, a former Miami Hurricane, played four games for the Magic in July's summer league, averaging 6.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

The two signings bring the Magic's roster to 19 players. Johnson's and Jones' contracts almost certainly are not guaranteed for the upcoming season.

A team can have no more than 15 players on its roster when the regular season begins.

The Magic will hold their annual media day Monday and begin training camp Tuesday at Amway Center.

Courtesy of www.orlandosentinel.com



Timberwolves finalize training camp roster - by Eurobasket News

The Minnesota Timberwolves today finalized the teams 2012-13 training camp roster by signing unrestricted free agents William Conroy (6'2''-G-82, college: Washington), Mike Harris (6'6''-F-83, college: Rice), Chris Johnson (6'11''-C-85, college: LSU), Phillip Michael Jones (6'10''-C/F-85, college: Charlotte), Seth Tarver (6'5''-G/F-88, college: Oregon St.) and Jermaine Taylor (6'4''-G-86, college: Cent.Florida). Today's signings complete the Wolves training camp roster, which stands at 20 players. Minnesota's training camp is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2 - Friday, Oct. 5.

Taylor, a 6-4 guard, has played parts of two seasons for the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. He spent the 2009-10 season in Houston, averaging 4.1 points in 31 contests, including four starts. He started the 2010-11 season with the Rockets before finishing it with the Kings. In 26 games, eight starts, with Sacramento, Taylor averaged 7.1 points in 15.6 minutes. Taylor was originally drafted by the Washington Wizards with the 32nd pick in the 2009 NBA Draft after completing his collegiate career at Central Florida.

Conroy, a 6-2 guard, has played parts of two seasons in the NBA, most recently appearing in five games for the Houston Rockets in 2009-10 where he averaged 1.2 points and 1.4 assists. Conroy played for the Memphis Grizzlies (three games) and Los Angeles Clippers (four games) during the 2006-07 season. Conroy went undrafted in 2005 after a four-year career at the University of Washington where he became the schools all-time assist leader with 515 assists.

Harris, a 6-6 forward, has spent parts of three seasons (2007-08; 2009-10; 2010-11) with two different NBA teams, playing for the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. Harris most recently averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in four games with Houston during the 2010-11 season. In 34 career NBA games, he has averages of 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds. Harris was on the Wolves 2012 Summer League entry, averaging 9.6 points and 6.6 rebounds. Harris finished his collegiate career as the fourth player in WAC history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, leaving as Rice Universitys all-time leading scorer (2,014 points, ninth all-time in the WAC) and rebounder (1,111 rebounds, fourth).

Johnson, a 6-11 center, has played parts of two NBA seasons with Boston, Portland and New Orleans. Johnson started the 2011-12 season with Portland, averaging 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds in 20 contests. He finished the season in New Orleans where he averaged 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in seven contests. In 41 career games, he holds averages of 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds. Johnson was named the 2011 NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, earning a spot in the All-Star Game. He averaged 16.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks during the 2010-11 season for the Dakota Wizards. Johnson spent his collegiate years at Louisiana State University. He went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft.

Jones, a 6-10 forward/center, has played overseas for the past two years after playing collegiately at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has made stops in Uruguay, Brussels and spent the past season in Romania. A U.S. Virgin Islands National Team member, Jones played at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship, averaging 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in four games.

Tarver, a 6-5 guard, has spent the last two seasons with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA D-League. Tarver averaged 11.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 45 contests last season. Tarver went undrafted in 2010 after a four-year collegiate career at Oregon State.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com



Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups still healing - by Eurobasket News

Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) will hit the floor when the Clippers open training camp today.

Well, the Clippers hope their energetic power forward doesn't actually fall to the court. They have seen enough of a down-and-injured Griffin, whose latest injury was a torn meniscus in his left knee that required surgery and sidelined him for the Olympics.

Meanwhile, point guard Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) wasn't cleared for full contact activities after he had surgery to mend a torn ligament in his right thumb Aug. 21. The Clippers said they expect him to participate in limited fashion today, and for the next two weeks.

In addition, shooting guard Chauncey Billups (6'3''-PG-76, college: Colorado) was cleared for limited team drills after he had season-ending surgery on his torn left Achilles tendon Feb. 15. Coach Vinny Del Negro said there was no timetable for Billups' season debut.

"It's nice to see him wearing two sneakers," Paul said with mock seriousness during the Clippers' annual media day at their Playa Vista practice facility.

A healthy roster will be a key to the Clippers' rise or fall, according to Paul.

The Clippers, starting with Griffin, Paul and Billups, appear to have what it takes to make trouble for the Western Conference elites.

What's more, their depth, with Matt Barnes, Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill and Lamar Odom, might be second to none.

"Our expectations are high and they should be," Del Negro said.

"That's what you want. I'm excited for our players and our coaches, but it's all talk right now. We've got to find a way to come together as a team and build our chemistry."
Last season was a success by any measure, but especially when compared with the Clippers' historically low bar dating to the bad days of the early 2000s.

The trick is to keep climbing in the conference standings.

With that in mind, the Clippers declined to rest on their laurels - mainly because they don't have many. Del Negro, team president Andy Roeser and newly installed vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks went to work during the offseason.

The Clippers' management team didn't exactly overhaul the roster for 2012-13 as much as they simply improved it to give Del Negro more skilled players and more experienced ones with greater leadership, and it has resulted in more depth.

"We kept our nucleus of young guys together," Del Negro said. "I think we have a good mixture of younger players, guys in their prime and some older veteran guys to have a good balance. I think we have better balance.

"How we get to the next level is through those young guys with the veteran mixture in terms of experience."

Courtesy of www.dailynews.com



Ray Allen: 'I can't worry about' KG - by Eurobasket News

Ray Allen (6'5''-G-75, college: Connecticut) still considers Kevin Garnett (6'11''-F-76) a friend, even if their communication apparently has been cut off.

On Friday, Garnett said he no longer is speaking to longtime Boston Celtics teammate Allen after he signed with the rival Miami Heat over the summer.

Speaking Saturday after his first official practice with the Heat, Allen said he was disappointed at Garnett's sentiment.

"That's a shame," Allen said. "I'm a good person to talk to on the phone. ... I've been in weird trade situations the last few years. You always felt you had one foot in and one foot out, so I can't worry about it."

Allen signed a two-year deal with Miami for just a little more than $6 million, spurning an offer from Boston that was believed to be worth twice as much.

"I don't have Ray's number anymore," Garnett said Friday. "I'm not trying to communicate. I'm just being honest with everybody in here. ... It's just what it is."

Garnett had lobbied Allen aggressively over the summer when Allen was making a decision.

"I don't know how many miles apart we are, sometimes the translation gets messed up," Allen said. "We're friends regardless of what happens. He's got to do what he's got to do up in Boston."

Allen's new teammates, of course, were offering support.

" (Garnett) doesn't need to be talking to our team anyway, so it's all good," Dwyane Wade said. " (Allen) doesn't look too bad in a Heat uniform. At first it was weird but now I'm getting used to it."

The Heat host the Celtics to open the season on Oct. 30.

Courtesy of ESPN



Memphis Grizzlies add Michael Dunigan, Ronald Dupree, Jarrid Famous, Jerome Jordan, D.J. Kennedy to training camp - by Eurobasket News

The Memphis Grizzlies signed free agents Michael Dunigan (6'10''-C-89, agency: N.E.T., college: Oregon), Ronald DuPree (6'7''-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: LSU), Jarrid Famous (6'10''-C/F-88, college: S.Florida), Jerome Jordan (7'0''-C-86, college: Tulsa) and D.J. Kennedy (6'6''-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances, college: St.John's), Grizzlies General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Wallace announced today.

Dunigan (6-10, 245) comes to Memphis after professional stints in Israel, Estonia, Italy and, most recently, Ukraine, where he recorded 12.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on .507 shooting in 25 games last season in the 2012 Ukrainian SuperLeague. In the previous season, the 23-year-old Oregon product posted 11.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 25 games in guiding BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn to the 2011 Estonian League Championship.

Dupree (6-7, 209) joins the Grizzlies after competing in both Argentina and Italy last season. A six-year NBA veteran (2005-11), Dupree holds career averages of 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds on .427 shooting in 11.2 minutes in 157 games (eight starts) with Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Seattle and Toronto. The 31-year-old LSU product also owns NBA Development League career averages of 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists on .495 shooting in 106 games (96 starts) over four seasons with Huntsville, Tulsa and Utah.

Famous (6-11, 240) spent last season in Slovakia, the D-League and the Philippines after completing his four-year collegiate career at the University of South Florida. The 24-year-old posted 13.9 points and 9.8 rebounds on .494 shooting in 29.4 minutes in 16 D-League contests, splitting time with Iowa and Fort Wayne.

Jordan (7-0, 253) recorded 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds on .515 shooting in 5.1 minutes in 21 games last season during his rookie campaign with the New York Knicks. The 25-year-old also posted 18.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.80 blocks on .485 shooting in 32.6 minutes in five games while on assignment with the D-Leagues Erie Bayhawks. The Kingston, Jamaica native enjoyed a four-year collegiate career at the University of Tulsa, where he set the school record for blocks (333), and played overseas in Serbia and Slovenia after he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round (44th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.

Kennedy (6-6, 215) rejoins the Grizzlies after originally being acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 25. Memphis waived the 22-year-old on Sept. 18. Last season, the St. Johns product averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds on .417 shooting in 29.5 minutes in two appearances as a rookie for the Cavaliers but spent most of his time with the D-Leagues Erie Bayhawks, where he posted 15.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists on .447 shooting in 37.3 minutes in 44 games (all starts).

Memphis roster now stands at 18.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com



Dwight Howard aiming to play in Lakers' opener - by Eurobasket News

Five months after back surgery, All-Star center Dwight Howard (6'11''-C-85) has targeted his Los Angeles Lakers debut for opening night of the 2012-13 season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Howard is determined to play against the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 30 at Staples Center, and his progress in recent weeks has strengthened the possibility, sources said.

Howard has privately indicated his back has returned to 85 percent strength, sources said. He had surgery for a herniated disc in April and still needs doctor's clearance to engage in full training-camp activities with the Lakers. Los Angeles opens its training camp Tuesday.

The Lakers have been reluctant to make public a timetable on Howard's return, and have maintained a cautious approach to protect his long-term health.

Howard has been working with Lakers coaches and trainers at the team's practice facility, and has shown an increased range of motion, but has yet to engage in five-on-five or significant contact situations.

The Lakers' coaching staff is implementing a hybrid of the Princeton offense and has shown Howard how the system will open up fresh avenues of scoring possibilities for him.

Howard, 26, underwent surgery in April, and missed the final weeks of the season and the playoffs for the Orlando Magic. After Howard insisted he wouldn't re-sign a long-term contract, Orlando traded him to Los Angeles as part of a four-team deal in August.

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports



Chris Kaman (back sprain) is Mavericks' first camp injury - by Eurobasket News

The Mavericks just finished up their first preseason practice and the only bad news came when center Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) had to leave the workout, coach Rick Carlisle said.

'It was a really good practice', Carlilse said. 'We had one casualty. Kaman went out with a sprained lower back. Not considered serious. So we'll see how he's doing tonight and tomorrow and go from there.'

Kamans injury would not be considered anything more than a blip were it not for his recent history with physical problems. He missed 19 of 66 games last season and 50 of 82 in 2010-11 with various ailments, mostly knee troubles.

Carlisle said that Elton Brand stepped in and picked up most of the time at center.

Kaman is expected to do work on the side during the evening practice tonight, but probably will not take part in any scrimmage, if the Mavericks have one.

Courtesy of http://mavsblog.dallasnews.com



Utah Jazz: Raja Bell will not attend training camp - by Eurobasket News

One part of the ongoing Raja Bell (6'5''-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) mystery has been solved.

The veteran shooting guard, who last spring announced his desire to cut ties with the Utah Jazz, will not attend training camp.

That decision came about on a mutual agreement between Bell's camp and the Jazz, according to a prepared statement released late Friday afternoon by general manager Dennis Lindsey.

Lindsey's statement: I have spoken with Raja and his representative, Herb Rudoy, and we have mutually agreed that although Raja remains under contract, it is in the best interest of all parties that he not rejoin the team next week when the Jazz begins training camp. We will now move forward focusing on Jazz basketball and our preparation for the upcoming season. We will have no further comment on this matter.

Rudoy could not be immediately reached for comment.

Bell is under contract with the Jazz through the 2012-13 season. The 36-year-old is scheduled to make $3.5 million in the final year of his three-year deal with the Jazz.

A week ago, the longtime Miami resident told Florida radio station 640 Sports that he would be happy to end up with the NBA champion Heat if and/or when Bell and the Jazz can agree upon a contract buyout.

"They would be on the top of my list, for sure," Bell told the Andy Slater Show, according to a South Florida Sun Sentinel report. "Again, hometown crowd, my kids are in elementary school here. It'd be great for me to get a chance to play here in Miami where I grew up and I know a lot of people, and be a part of this history that they're going to make for the city. But that's not always just up to me."

Bell hoped and believed to have this issue resolved months ago. The Heat begin their camp on Saturday, while the Jazz open up Tuesday after a media session on Monday.

"We had a buyout in place early in the summer," Bell said in the radio interview. "The Jazz never officially presented it to me. But they never really officially told me I was coming back there, either. So I'm really in a limbo situation right now."

Bell, a 12-year NBA veteran, admitted he would accept a more limited role in the sunset portion of his career.

"At my age and what I've got in my tank, I feel like a limited role is best," Bell said. "I don't really like playing 35 minutes a night anymore."

Last season, Bell started in 33 of the 34 games in which he played for the Jazz. His season was hampered, however, by nagging injuries and ongoing turmoil with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, who sent Bell home early during an Eastern road trip after a locker room dispute.

"As much as I control what I do, I don't," Bell added in the Sept. 21 interview. "The Jazz hold my rights, they are the owners of the contract. And so if they tell me I'm coming back to camp, then I have to go back to camp."

Or sit out, as agreed upon, and wait for the next move.

With Bell out, the Jazz will have 18 players on their roster to begin training camp, barring future additions.

Bell delivered the verbal bombshell of the Jazz's locker-room cleanout session last May when he declared, "I don't think I have a future with the team."

Bell, who was brought back for a second stint in Utah for his 3-point shooting, defensive prowess and veteran leadership, had grown dissatisfied with his role and his relationship and communication gap with Corbin.

"I just thought that the way I was handled by Ty was unprofessional," Bell said last spring.

After fighting back from a knee injury and multiple groin muscle issues, he didn't play during the playoffs despite feeling well enough to contribute.

"Do I think I could've contributed? I do. I played the Spurs in three playoff series in my career. Big battles with Manu (Ginobili), Tony (Parker), those guys," Bell said. "When you have referees coming up to you asking you why aren't you playing because you can make a difference out there (and) their team asking you why aren't you playing because we really were worried if you were in the scouting report, those things make you wonder."

Bell continued: "But it wasn't my call to make and once I realized after Game 1 when (Corbin) cleared the whole bench and I didn't even touch the court at the end of the game that it was a personal matter, then I didn't care any more."

To that point, Bell also said his relationship with the Jazz had suffered "irreparable damage."

Courtesy of www.deseretnews.com



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  NCAA1   


One and Done - by Oronde Bandele

In 2005, the NBA made the decision to prohibit high school athletes from entering the NBA draft following their graduation. This decision denied potential players draft eligibility pending a full calendar year after completing high school, thus giving birth to the concept of "one and done" college players. This refers to the student athlete who would be a potential NBA draft pick whom spends one season in college during their year of ineligibility. There are many different cases which argue whether players should be allowed to go straight to the draft out of high school or whether the one year should be extended to two or maybe three years in college. I myself am against this rule inhibiting eighteen year old athletes from making their own life and career decisions. Many arguments have been made that this rule better prepares players for the NBA on a skill and maturity level, while also helping NBA organizations avoid draft "busts" such as Kwame Brown, Darius Miles, Sebastian Telfair, Eddy Curry and so on. While this argument does hold validity it can be counteracted with the likes of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Dwight Howard and others who have become perennial All-Stars and future Hall Of Famers after being drafted out of high school. Today with this rule in place we see more players attend colleges with no intentions of staying in school long term, only to enter the NBA draft following their freshman year. The question is how much does this rule really change the outcome of players NBA careers and overall the success of these NBA organizations draft selections. Well, if you look at players such as Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and John Wall who would have probably been number one overall selections if they had entered out of high school, you could say this rule does little to affect the draft. Then again a player like Kyrie Irving who's play after one year in college elevated him to 1st pick status, speaks to the other side of this argument. In result of the one year rule a new trend of foregoing the one college season to instead play professionally overseas has begun lead by Brandon Jennings who chose to play abroad for a year. Following Jennings decision, Jeremy Tyler of the Golden state Warriors decided to skip his senior year in high school to play professional basketball internationally for two years until he was NBA draft eligible. Although we still see the same "bust" picks even with this rule in place such as Greg Oden who spent a year in college and has been less successful in the league than Kwame Brown. Another factor that we must not forget is that many players whom entered the draft directly out of high school came from homes of financial instability or could not meet academic requirements for college basketball making entering the NBA draft an immediate and necessary decision. After winning a NCAA National Championship it seems as though the University of Kentucky is taking full advantage of this one year eligibility act. Though their recruiting methods are frowned upon by many it seems to be working for them. Though this rule is very controversial whether or not it has a positive or negative effect on the NBA is subjective and will be argued for many years to come. So from my perspective one thing this rule cannot change is the lottery type risk-reward basis of the NBA draft, which means whether a player is out of high school, out of college or from an international team the job of a NBA scout doesn't get any easier.


NCAA denies Penn State transfer Matt Glover - by Eurobasket News

Matt Glover (6'4''-G-91) left Penn State after this past season. The coach he initially signed with, Ed DeChellis, was long gone, there was that Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal that dominated the news and campus for months -- and Glover's mom wasn't well, either.

The 6-foot-5 junior, who hails from just outside of Los Angeles, decided to transfer to San Francisco -- and while so many others have received waivers to play immediately, Glover has been denied by the NCAA. His mother, Nancy Willson, told CBSSports.com that the Penn State situation, along with family issues, were the reasons she gave to the NCAA on the waiver in an attempt to gain immediately eligibility.

Willson had a heart attack this past April, just after returning from the visit to San Francisco.

"I think it was broken heart syndrome," she told CBSSports.com. "I believe I had it because of all the losses I've had in my life and because of empty nest syndrome."

You see, Willson lost the oldest of her nine children (six are biological) when he was 18 to a brain virus. She lost her only brother, her ex-husband died of a heart attack a couple years ago and Glover's husband also passed away of colon cancer a little more than a decade ago.

"It's been tough," Willson admitted.

She said that her son gave Penn State a chance -- even after Pat Chambers replaced DeChellis. He averaged 23.5 minutes per game last season, but he just wasn't happy. He wanted to be closer to his mother and also with everything swirling around the campus, he wanted out.

"It wasn't what he signed up for," Willson said. "It was upsetting and I felt really bad for my son. It wasn't the type of atmosphere he wanted."

So Glover, who lost his brother when he was almost 4, his father when he was 7 and his grandfather when he was 8, decided to leave and head back west.

"He wanted to come back closer to home," Willson said. "So he could be closer to his family and we could see him more."

Glover initially signed with DeChellis and Penn State out of Sheridan Community College in Wyoming, where he was a qualifier and honor roll student.

"He's a great kid," said Smiley, who coached Glover for one season. "He did everything we asked him to do when he was here -- and was about as focused as any kid we've ever had. He's definitely the type of kid who you hope good things happen to."

The NCAA has been handing out waivers for kids to circumvent the one-year sitting out period following a transfer at a rapid rate. Some are legit and many are obviously to skirt the rules.

Glover's seems as legit as most.

Courtesy of www.cbssports.com



Hawaii big man Vander Joaquim out 4-6 weeks with torn MCL - by Eurobasket News

Hawaii took a few steps forward last season, but return just four players from the 16-16 campaign. With seven newcomers and three redshirts coming into the fold, coach Gib Arnold needed someone to lean on in the Rainbow Warriors' inaugural Big West season.

That player was expected to be big man Vander Joaquim (6'10''-C-90) -- but Arnold announced late Thursday that Joaquim would miss four to six weeks with a torn MCL.

It's something you deal with, Arnold told the Honolulu Star Advertiser. It's being part of a team, guys working hard. You've got big bodies down there. It's unfortunate, you never want it to happen.

Joaquim, a 6-foot-10 Angola native, suffered the injury in a preseason workout. He averaged 14.3 points and 9.5 rebounds, shooting 56 percent from the field. Joaquim was a first team All-WAC player last season, and was being counted on to repeat that honor in the Big West.

In Joaquim's absense, Arnold will rely on transfer Christian Standhardinger and returning forward Hauns Brereton to shoulder the load in the frontcourt. Standhardinger, a 6-foot-8 forward from Germany, averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game during his sophomore season at Nebraska. Brereton started 15 games and averaged 7.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game last year.

Courtesy of www.cbssports.com



Louisville G Marra tears ACL again, career over - by Eurobasket News

Louisville reserve guard Mike Marra (6'4''-G-90) is likely out for the season after reinjuring his left knee Friday.

Marra, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in November, will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

The senior was returning from reconstructive surgery when he was injured early in practice.

"Mike was just pivoting, trying to make a pass early in practice and went down," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said in a statement. "It's an unfortunate thing that happened. Mike took it very well and said it just wasn't meant to be."

Marra averaged 6.2 points and two assists as a sophomore, starting 11 games. He scored six points in both of the Cardinals' first two games last fall before the season-ending injury.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com



Kansas extends basketball coach Bill Self through 2021-22 - by Eurobasket News

Bill Self could be roaming the sideline at Allen Fieldhouse well into the next decade.

The Kansas basketball coach agreed to a restructured contract Friday that extends through the 2021-22 season and includes a raise to $3.857 million per year. Self's previous deal, worth $3.376 million annually, would have run through June 2018.

Self is coming off his second appearance with Kansas in the Final Four. He led the Jayhawks to the 2008 national title and lost to Kentucky in the championship game in April.

"I know there are a lot of great jobs out there, but I certainly don't think it takes long to call roll for the best of the best, and I'm fortunate to have one of those," Self said. "I can't imagine myself coaching anywhere else as long as the people at Kansas want me to be here."

Self's new contract includes bonus provisions of $50,000 for conference regular-season titles, $25,000 for winning the conference tournament, $100,000 for earning AP coach of the year, $150,000 for reaching the Final Four and $200,000 for winning the national championship.

"I felt great about my previous contract that we redid in '08, and of course, extending it four more years is terrific," Self said. "I don't know if it's anything I'm going to be giddy about or lay awake thinking, 'Hey, I have a contract through 2022.' Hopefully if you're doing a good job, they'll want you around, and if you don't do a good job, they won't want you around."

The restructured contract includes a retention bonus of $876,000 per year, payable in 2015 and 2018. The bonus is replaced in 2019 by an agreement to pay Self a one-time sum of $6 million if he remains the Kansas coach through March 2022.

"We believe Bill Self is among a very small number of elite basketball coaches in this country, and this ensures that we compensate him accordingly," Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger said. "We are thrilled that he will remain our coach for at least another decade."

The Jayhawks have won a record eight consecutive Big 12 regular-season titles under Self, and averaged 29.9 wins per year. They have not been seeded lower than fourth in nine NCAA tournaments, and have made six trips to the round of 16 and five appearances in the Elite Eight.

"Bill Self not only wins, but he wins the right way," Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said. "He emphasizes the importance of players being both students and athletes, and is himself an active contributor to the university and community. Bill is an outstanding coach and ambassador."

Despite losing All-American forward Thomas Robinson to the NBA draft, and senior guard Tyshawn Taylor and several other key pieces from last year's national runners-up, Kansas is still expected to be ranked in the top 10 when preseason polls are released.

The Jayhawks return shot-blocking center Jeff Withey, senior guards Travis Releford and Elijah Johnson, and role players Kevin Young and Naadir Tharpe. They'll be helped by one of the nation's top recruiting classes, headlined by Kansas high school standout Perry Ellis.

Also eligible this season will be Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor, a pair of highly regarded recruits who were forced to redshirt last season because of issues with their academics.

"The key to our team," Self said, "will be how quickly our young guys come around. We have a bunch of them. How aggressive they are, and if they understand the type of aggressiveness and attitude you have to win at this level, at a high level."

Self also dealt with some staff turnover in the offseason.

Assistant coach Danny Manning left to take over the program at Tulsa, where Self once served as coach, and director of basketball operations Barry Hinson was hired to coach Southern Illinois.

Former St. John's coach Norm Roberts has returned to Self's staff as an assistant coach after serving in the same capacity last season at Florida. Former Nebraska coach Doc Sadler has replaced Hinson as the director of basketball operations.

"I think one of the great things about coaching is turnover. It's exciting when you have turnover amongst your staff, even if you don't want to lose guys," Self said. "When guys get opportunities, it's because the players have done a good job and performed well."

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com



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Standings - BLNO

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 29: Gimle BBK - Centrum 63-85
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 



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Standings - DBE

TBL Standings
 1. Asseco Prokom 1-0 
 2. PGE Turow 1-0 
 3. Siarka Jezioro 1-0 
 4. Stelmet ZG 1-0 
 5. Trefl Sopot 1-0 
 6. Anwil 0-0 
 7. Kotwica 0-0 
 8. AZS Koszalin 0-1 
 9. Energa Czarni 0-1 
 10. Polpharma 0-1 
 11. Rosa Radom 0-1 
 12. Start Gdynia 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Stelmet ZG - Energa Czarni 94-73
Sep. 29: Trefl Sopot - Polpharma 87-65
Sep. 29: AZS Koszalin - Siarka Jezioro 77-78
Sep. 29: Asseco Prokom - Start Gdynia 76-60
Sep. 29: PGE Turow - Rosa Radom 109-71
Sep. 30: Kotwica - Anwil


Standings - 1 Liga

1Liga Standings
 1. MKS DG 1-0 
 2. P.Cukier SIDEn 1-0 
 3. Polonia 1-0 
 4. Spojnia 1-0 
 5. Stal Ostrow 1-0 
 6. Start Lublin 1-0 
 7. Znicz Basket 1-0 
 8. AZS PP 0-0 
 9. Sokol Lancut 0-0 
 10. Astoria Bydg. 0-1 
 11. AZS Kutno 0-1 
 12. AZS Radex 0-1 
 13. MOSiR Krosno 0-1 
 14. SKK Siedlce 0-1 
 15. Slask Wroclaw 0-1 
 16. UMKS Kielce 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: MKS DG - AZS Kutno 80-77
Sep. 29: Stal Ostrow - MOSiR Krosno 80-66
Sep. 29: Znicz Basket - UMKS Kielce 76-60
Sep. 29: Slask Wroclaw - Spojnia 75-80
Sep. 29: AZS Radex - Start Lublin 74-85
Sep. 29: Astoria Bydg. - Polonia 60-68
Sep. 29: SKK Siedlce - P.Cukier SIDEn 54-65
Sep. 30: Sokol Lancut - AZS PP


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  Start Lublin
  (189-PG-86)
  Avg: 24
 1. Wilczek, Start Lub.24.0 
 2. Pluta, MOSiR K.23.0 
 3. Woloszyn, MKS D.21.0 
 4. Laczynski, MOSiR K.19.0 
 5. Brek, AZS Kutno18.0 
 6. Matuszewski, Znicz18.0 
 7. Pacocha, AZS Radex18.0 
 8. Miernik, UMKS K.17.0 
 9. Grzegorzewsk., MKS17.0 
 10. Szymanski, Znicz16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wojciech ZURAWSKI
  Stal O.
  (199-F/C-76)
  Avg: 14
 1. Zurawski, Stal O.14.0 
 2. Kolowca, Polonia12.0 
 3. Lisewski, P.Cuk.10.0 
 4. Diduszko, Slask W.10.0 
 5. Pisarczyk, Znicz B.10.0 
 6. Kamecki, UMKS K.9.0 
 7. Basinski, SKK S.9.0 
 8. Wyka, Polonia9.0 
 9. Pytys, AZS Radex8.0 
 10. Grochowski, MKS D.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Grzegorz GROCHOWSKI
  MKS D.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 11
 1. Grochowski, MKS D.11.0 
 2. Lewandowski, Astor.10.0 
 3. Szumelda-K., Stal7.0 
 4. Pacocha, AZS Radex6.0 
 5. Wilczek, Start Lub.6.0 
 6. Brek, AZS Kutno6.0 
 7. Musijowski, Polonia6.0 
 8. Laczynski, MOSiR K.5.0 
 9. Makuch, UMKS K.5.0 
 10. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Piotr PLUTA
  MOSiR K.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Pluta, MOSiR K.5.0 
 2. Laydych, Astoria4.0 
 3. Smigielski, P.Cuk.4.0 
 4. Szpyrka, Spojnia4.0 
 5. Grochowski, MKS D.4.0 
 6. Zielinski, MKS D.4.0 
 7. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
 8. Kukielka, Polonia4.0 
 9. Busz, UMKS K.4.0 
 10. Bal, Polonia3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Grudzinski, Spojnia5.0 
 2. Kulon, Slask Wrocl.5.0 
 3. Pluta, MOSiR K.4.0 
 4. Basinski, SKK S.4.0 
 5. Musijowski, Polonia4.0 
 6. Laczynski, MOSiR K.4.0 
 7. Aleksandrowi., Zni.3.0 
 8. Wilczek, Start Lub.3.0 
 9. Lewandowski, Astor.2.0 
 10. Sulinski, Znicz B.2.0 



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  RUSSIA   


Spartak St Petersburg advanced to the Final of home tournament - by Eurobasket News

Ventspils- Spartak St Petersburg 59:66

Spartak St Petersburg advanced to the Final of home tournament of Kondrashin and Belov Cup. The Russian team overcame Ventspils 66:59.
Spartak St Petersburg started the game with 24-8 and led 12 points at the halftime. They added 18-13 in the third period, but had difficulties in the end of the game. Ventspils won the last stanza 22-12 and reduced to 7 points at the end.
Josh Carter (201-F/G-88, college: Texas A&M) stepped up with 19 points, while Vladimir Dragicevic (205-C/F-86) collected 10 points and 8 rebounds. Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) notched 8 and Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) added 4 points and 5 assists. Martins Meiers (206-C-91) delivered 17 points in defeat and Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) had 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Tomorrow the host will face Budivelnyk that edged BC Kalev/Cramo in St Petersburg at the start of the Kondrashin and Belov Cup. The Ukrainian team grabbed 74:61 win to enter the Final game.

Ventspils: Martins Meiers 17, Akselis Vairogs 8+9 rebs
Spartak St Petersburg: Josh Carter 19, Vladimir Dragicevic 10+8 rebs, Nikita Kurbanov 8, Patrick Beverley 4+5 ast



CSKA join Lokomotiv in Gomelsky Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Zalgiris 89:87

CSKA survived thriller against Zalgiris to enter Gomelsky Cup Final. The hosts held off Zalgiris in front of home fans in Moscow tonight. Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) scored 19 points to lead the winners.
Zalgiris stormed into the game. The Sasha Kaunas team erupted for 28 points in the opening quarter to silence Moscow fans. The Lithuanian powerhouse ensured a 5-point lead at the first break. CSKA started to claw their way back in the second frame. They limited Zalgiris at 14 points to narrow the gap just a single point 42:43 at the interval. Zalgiris dropped 28 points in the third term to maintain the lead. They entered the fourth frame up by three points. But CSKA turned things their way in the final minutes. The hosts claimed crucial points in the dying seconds and surged ahead. Ksistif Lavrinovic had a chance to send the game into overtime but missed a jumper. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) accounted for 15 points, while Aaron Jackson (193-G-86, college: Duquesne) added 14 points for CSKA. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) answered with 12 points for Zalgiris. Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81, college: Niagara) had 11 points in the loss.

CSKA: Sasha Kaun 19, Sonny Weems 15, Aaron Jackson 14
Zalgiris: Marko Popovic 12, Tremmell Darden 11



Lokomotiv Kuban edge Olympiakos at Gomelsky Cup - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban - Olympiakos 82:79

Lokomotiv Kuban advanced into the Final of Gomelsky Cup in Moscow. They overcame Olympiakos in the first game of the day. Jimmy Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) came up with 21 points to lead the winners.
Lokomotiv surged ahead early in the game. They recorded a 20:16 lead after ten minutes. Olympiakos stiffened defensively in the second term. The Greek team cut the margin to a single point at halftime 35:34. The Hellenes fired 31 points in the third quarter. Olympiakos ensured a 65:58 lead with one quarter to go. But Lokomotiv turned things around in the fourth frame. They went on a 24:14 rally to seal the victory at the end. Nick Calathes (198-G-89, college: Florida) posted 17 points, while Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) and Ali Traore (208-PF-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) added 10 points each in the victory. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 18 points for Olympiakos. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) finished with 17 points in the loss.

Lokomotiv Kuban: Jimmy Baron 21, Nick Calathes 17, Aleks Maric 10, Ali Traore 10
Olympiakos: Vassilis Spanoulis 18, Georgios Printezis 17



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Bojan Popovic signs at BBC Nitia - by Eurobasket

BBC Nitia Bettembourg (N2) landed 29-year old Serbian center Bojan Popovic (209-108kg-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management). Popovic played most recently at APOP Paphou in Cypriot Division B.
He is a very experienced player. Popovic has played also professionally in Iceland (KFI Reykjavik and Breidablik), Bosnia (Vitez), Macedonia (Strumica) and Slovenia (Sencur Cestno Podjetje Kranj).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Nate Garwig is the last addition to Prievidza - by Michal Duchovic

The team of BC Prievidza has signed Nate Gerwig (206-F/C-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Kent St.). He started his basketball career on the same university as Justin Manns (210-C-89, college: Kent St.), who also plays in Prievidza. Five years he was a member of Kent State University. With them he won three times MAC Regular Season East Division Champion, one time MAC Tournament Champion and MAC Tournament Winner. Also he was included in 2002 MAC All-Freshman Team. Then he moved failed on France, but moved to Finland. Also he has experience from D-league as a member of Fort Wayne Mad Ants. There he averaged in 40 games 3.6ppg, 5.9rpg. Last four years he played in Germany. First he played for BV Chemnitz 99, then for Paderborn Baskets. Last season he started in Saar-Pfalz Braves. He started in 6 games with 7.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.0apg. In december he moved to Cuxhaven BasCats, where he played in 16 games as a member of starting five. His average was 11.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.3apg.


SKP Banska Bystrica post two latest victories - by Eurobasket News

SKP Banska Bystrica post two latest victories. At first the team overcame MBK Handlova 102:89. They started the game with 28:24 and then led 49:45 at the halftime. Bystrica added 27-26 in the third period and finished the game with 26-18 in the last stanza. Richard Korner (197-G-90) stepped up with 28 points and Sven Smajlagic (193-G-90) posted 21. Davis replied with 20 and Haviar notched 15.Dunston delivered 12 and Daniel Boor (196-F-79) scored 9.
Later SKP Banska Bystrica beat REALPLUS Lucenec 96:46. It was an easy start for the winners that took 31:5 and never looked behind in the game. Martin Zibrinyi (200-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and Tomas Nemcok (185-PG-91) added 18. Galovic answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Jackuliak notched 16.



Inter and Nova Ves continue preparation for the season - by Eurobasket News

Inter and Nova Ves continue preparation for the season playing some more friendlies. BK Inter Bratislava outscored Arkadia Traiskirchen 118:69. The Austrian team led 29:26 at the end of the first period, but could not match the opponents in the rest of the game. Inter erupted with 33-6 in the lasts stanza to seal an easy victory. Andrej Kuffa (203-F-90) top-scored for the winners with 21 points, while Justin Graham (193-G-88, college: San Jose St.) 15 and Rancic posted 15 each. Richard Urland (195-F-84) brought 13, while Ravasz and Rahman had 11 each.
BK Opava beat BK 04 AC LB Sp. N. Ves 77:75. The team from Slovakia won the first period 21-18, but Opava led 38:34 at the halftime. Moreover the latter enjoyed 61:54 at the end of 30 minutes and won the game by 2 points. Jakub Blazek (203-F-80) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Petr Strnisko (195-SF-89) added 13. Sirina scored 9, while Petr Dokoupil (191-G-88), Vanak and Miklosik added 8 each.



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Standings - ACB

ACB Standings
 1. FIATC Joventut 1-0 
 2. Asefa Estudian. 0-0 
 3. Assignia M. 0-0 
 4. Blancos de R. 0-0 
 5. Blusens M. 0-0 
 6. CAI Zaragoza 0-0 
 7. Caja Laboral 0-0 
 8. Cajasol 0-0 
 9. CB Canarias 0-0 
 10. FCB Regal 0-0 
 11. G.Canaria 2014 0-0 
 12. Gescrap BB 0-0 
 13. Mad-Croc 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 16. Unicaja 0-0 
 17. Valencia 0-0 
 18. Lagun Aro GBC 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: FIATC Joventut - Lagun Aro GBC 89-73
Sep. 30: Asefa Estudian. - CB Canarias
Sep. 30: CAI Zaragoza - Caja Laboral
Sep. 30: Cajasol - UCAM Murcia
Sep. 30: Valencia - Mad-Croc
Sep. 30: Blusens M. - Assignia M.
Sep. 30: G.Canaria 2014 - Gescrap BB
Sep. 30: FCB Regal - Blancos de R.
Sep. 30: Real Madrid - Unicaja


Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Emmanuel QUEZADA
  FIATC J.
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 27
 1. Quezada, FIATC J.27.0 
 2. Woods, Lagun A.15.0 
 3. Oliver, FIATC J.15.0 
 4. Ibekwe, Lagun A.13.0 
 5. Neto, Lagun A.12.0 
 6. Salgado, Lagun A.12.0 
 7. Gaffney, FIATC J.11.0 
 8. Ventura, FIATC J.9.0 
 9. Savane, FIATC J.8.0 
 10. Barrera, FIATC J.7.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David DOBLAS
  Lagun A.
  (206-C-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Doblas, Lagun A.8.0 
 2. Ibekwe, Lagun A.8.0 
 3. Gaffney, FIATC J.7.0 
 4. Savane, FIATC J.6.0 
 5. Quezada, FIATC J.5.0 
 6. Kuzmic, FIATC J.3.0 
 7. Woods, Lagun A.3.0 
 8. Trias, FIATC J.2.0 
 9. Neto, Lagun A.2.0 
 10. Salgado, Lagun A.2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Albert OLIVER
  FIATC J.
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Oliver, FIATC J.8.0 
 2. Quezada, FIATC J.6.0 
 3. Woods, Lagun A.3.0 
 4. Neto, Lagun A.3.0 
 5. Papamakarios, Lagu.2.0 
 6. Salgado, Lagun A.2.0 
 7. Ventura, FIATC J.2.0 
 8. Motos, Lagun A.1.0 
 9. Diez, Lagun A.1.0 
 10. Korolev, Lagun A.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sitapha SAVANE
  FIATC J.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Savane, FIATC J.3.0 
 2. Quezada, FIATC J.2.0 
 3. Oliver, FIATC J.2.0 
 4. Neto, Lagun A.2.0 
 5. Papamakarios, Lagu.1.0 
 6. Woods, Lagun A.1.0 
 7. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.0 
 8. Salgado, Lagun A.1.0 
 9. Rubio, Lagun A.1.0 
 10. Diez, Lagun A.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Lagun A.
  (210-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ibekwe, Lagun A.2.0 
 2. Korolev, Lagun A.1.0 
 3. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.0 
 4. Neto, Lagun A.0.0 
 5. Moses Randal., FIA.0.0 
 6. Llovet, FIATC J.0.0 
 7. Savane, FIATC J.0.0 
 8. Kuzmic, FIATC J.0.0 
 9. Rubio, Lagun A.0.0 
 10. Doblas, Lagun A.0.0 


Bennet Davis and Palencia split ways - by Eurobasket News

Bennet Davis (206-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern) will not play for Palencia in the upcoming season. The team decided to part ways with the forward. Bennet Davis joined the team in the pre-season but Palencia opted not to sign a contract with the player. Last season Bennet Davis started in Finland. He played for KTP Basket. The forward notched 12.1 points, 7.5 boards, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game in Korisliiga. In January he moved to Japan. Bennet Davis signed for Niigata Albirex. His stats read 7.3 points, 6.1 boards and 1.1 assists per game in BJ League. Previously Bennet Davis had stints in D-League, Hungary, Mexico, Israel. He is the member of Bahamas National Team.


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Standings - BasketEttan

Basketettan Standings
North
 1. LF Future 2-0 
 2. Taby 2-0 
 3. Umea 2-0 
 4. Akropol 1-0 
 5. BG Lulea 1-0 
 6. Solna Branten 1-1 
 7. Blackeberg 0-1 
 8. Fryshuset 0-1 
 9. Jarva Devils 0-1 
 10. Uppsala KFUM 0-1 
 11. Alvik Basket 0-2 
 12. Orongo 0-2 
South
 1. Boras II 2-0 
 2. Eos 2-0 
 3. Brahe Basket 1-0 
 4. Haga Haninge 1-0 
 5. Hoganas 1-0 
 6. Eskilstuna 1-1 
 7. Malbas 1-1 
 8. Helsingborg 0-1 
 9. Hogsbo 0-1 
 10. Talje 0-1 
 11. Jarfalla 0-2 
 12. Sanda 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

North

Sep. 29: LF Future - Blackeberg 66-57
Sep. 29: Solna Branten - Umea 55-65
Sep. 30: BG Lulea - Blackeberg
Sep. 30: Jarva Devils - Umea
Sep. 30: Fryshuset - Orongo

Round 7

Sep. 29: Taby - Orongo 100-65

South

Sep. 29: Eos - Malbas 82-76
Sep. 27: Sanda - Boras II 63-80
Sep. 29: Jarfalla - Eskilstuna 63-74
Sep. 30: Helsingborg - Brahe Basket
Sep. 30: Hogsbo - Talje


Stats Leaders - BasketEttan

Points Per Game
 Kristoffer GAFOR
  Malbas
  (194-G-92)
  Avg: 19
 1. Gafor, Malbas19.0 
 2. Ronnqvist, LF Fu.19.0 
 3. Saleman, Umea18.5 
 4. Andersson, Taby18.5 
 5. Westerlund, Taby18.5 
 6. Bankhead, Malbas17.5 
 7. Karovic, Eos17.0 
 8. Maraker, Boras II17.0 
 9. Jacas, Eskilstuna16.5 
 10. Andersson, Boras16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egal SALEMAN
  Umea
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 11
 1. Saleman, Umea11.0 
 2. Medjedoub, Eos10.5 
 3. Lindback, LF Futu.10.0 
 4. Ferizi, Malbas10.0 
 5. Hillgren, Alvik B.9.5 
 6. Saya, LF Future9.5 
 7. Kearney, LF Future8.0 
 8. Adanovur, Eos7.5 
 9. Eriksson, Sanda7.5 
 10. Gutenius, Orongo7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Johan WESTERLUND
  Taby
  (191-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10
 1. Westerlund, Taby10.0 
 2. Nystrom, Eos6.0 
 3. Gjorup, Eos5.5 
 4. Merzoug, Taby5.0 
 5. Lundin, Taby5.0 
 6. Holmback, Orongo4.5 
 7. Bankhead, Malbas4.5 
 8. Andersson, Boras4.0 
 9. Lopez, Eskilstuna4.0 
 10. Magnusson, Malbas3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jakob ERIKSSON
  LF Future
  (199-F-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Eriksson, LF Future3.5 
 2. Medjedoub, Eos3.0 
 3. Lundin, Taby3.0 
 4. Halling, Jarfalla3.0 
 5. Lopez, Eskilstuna2.5 
 6. Saleman, Umea2.5 
 7. Frank, Umea2.5 
 8. Westerlund, Taby2.5 
 9. Nystrom, Eos2.5 
 10. Andersson, Boras2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jakob ERIKSSON
  LF Future
  (199-F-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Eriksson, LF Future2.5 
 2. Saleman, Umea2.5 
 3. Korling, Alvik Bas.1.5 
 4. Kidane, Solna B.1.5 
 5. Kearney, LF Future1.0 
 6. Nefatti, Boras II1.0 
 7. Saya, LF Future1.0 
 8. Hillgren, Alvik B.1.0 
 9. Kabissikela, Eskil.1.0 
 10. Lennartsson, Oro.1.0 



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Utah Jazz: Raja Bell will not attend training camp - by David Edole

By Jody Genessy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY One part of the ongoing Raja Bell (196-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) mystery has been solved.

The veteran shooting guard, who last spring announced his desire to cut ties with the Utah Jazz, will not attend training camp.

That decision came about on a mutual agreement between Bell's camp and the Jazz, according to a prepared statement released late Friday afternoon by general manager Dennis Lindsey.

Lindsey's statement: I have spoken with Raja and his representative, Herb Rudoy, and we have mutually agreed that although Raja remains under contract, it is in the best interest of all parties that he not rejoin the team next week when the Jazz begins training camp. We will now move forward focusing on Jazz basketball and our preparation for the upcoming season. We will have no further comment on this matter.

Rudoy could not be immediately reached for comment.

Bell is under contract with the Jazz through the 2012-13 season. The 36-year-old is scheduled to make $3.5 million in the final year of his three-year deal with the Jazz.

A week ago, the longtime Miami resident told Florida radio station 640 Sports that he would be happy to end up with the NBA champion Heat if and/or when Bell and the Jazz can agree upon a contract buyout.

"They would be on the top of my list, for sure," Bell told the Andy Slater Show, according to a South Florida Sun Sentinel report. "Again, hometown crowd, my kids are in elementary school here. It'd be great for me to get a chance to play here in Miami where I grew up and I know a lot of people, and be a part of this history that they're going to make for the city. But that's not always just up to me."

Bell hoped and believed to have this issue resolved months ago. The Heat begin their camp on Saturday, while the Jazz open up Tuesday after a media session on Monday.

"We had a buyout in place early in the summer," Bell said in the radio interview. "The Jazz never officially presented it to me. But they never really officially told me I was coming back there, either. So I'm really in a limbo situation right now."

Bell, a 12-year NBA veteran, admitted he would accept a more limited role in the sunset portion of his career.

"At my age and what I've got in my tank, I feel like a limited role is best," Bell said. "I don't really like playing 35 minutes a night anymore."

Last season, Bell started in 33 of the 34 games in which he played for the Jazz. His season was hampered, however, by nagging injuries and ongoing turmoil with Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin, who sent Bell home early during an Eastern road trip after a locker room dispute.

"As much as I control what I do, I don't," Bell added in the Sept. 21 interview. "The Jazz hold my rights, they are the owners of the contract. And so if they tell me I'm coming back to camp, then I have to go back to camp."

Or sit out, as agreed upon, and wait for the next move.

With Bell out, the Jazz will have 18 players on their roster to begin training camp, barring future additions.

Bell delivered the verbal bombshell of the Jazz's locker-room cleanout session last May when he declared, "I don't think I have a future with the team."

Bell, who was brought back for a second stint in Utah for his 3-point shooting, defensive prowess and veteran leadership, had grown dissatisfied with his role and his relationship and communication gap with Corbin.

"I just thought that the way I was handled by Ty was unprofessional," Bell said last spring.

After fighting back from a knee injury and multiple groin muscle issues, he didn't play during the playoffs despite feeling well enough to contribute.

"Do I think I could've contributed? I do. I played the Spurs in three playoff series in my career. Big battles with Manu (Ginobili), Tony (Parker), those guys," Bell said. "When you have referees coming up to you asking you why aren't you playing because you can make a difference out there (and) their team asking you why aren't you playing because we really were worried if you were in the scouting report, those things make you wonder."

Bell continued: "But it wasn't my call to make and once I realized after Game 1 when (Corbin) cleared the whole bench and I didn't even touch the court at the end of the game that it was a personal matter, then I didn't care any more."

To that point, Bell also said his relationship with the Jazz had suffered "irreparable damage."




2012 6th Annual Battle 4 the Rankings High School Showcase Class of 2013 - by David Edole

A talented and athletic group of seniors took the floor in the 2012 Rameybasketball.com Battle 4 the Rankings Showcase and they delighted at times with several big time athletic plays and some steady shooting.

6-4 Rasheed Swanston (196-F-95) St. Louis Christian Academy
Maybe the most talented player in this event, Swanson is a smooth customer that has a freaky vertical leap. Swanston is also a good shooter as he drained several long range threes. Blessed with a college ready body and athleticism, Swanston created off the bounce well as he got to the rim to finish whenever he wanted to. Was a little passive at times but when he decided to get going he was down right dominant.

6-6 Javier Martinez (93) St. Louis Christian
The top post prospect award in this class and entire event goes to Martinez who is a man child. Blessed with great strength and knowledge of the game Martinez get position wherever and whenever he wants and is constantly scored with players draped to his hip. He also has hands that could catch bricks out the sky which allows him to gather every ball in his grasp. Martinez hit the boards like a NBA veteran and scored several put backs on the offensive glass. Martinez also hit several jumpers from the free throw line.

5-9 Revaughn Garraway St. Louis Christian
Garraway is a very strong and athletic guard that was at his best when he attacked off the dribble or playing defense. Garraway pressures the ball with heavy pressure and did a great job turning his man. Garraway does however need to do a better job at making better and timely decisions with the ball as he got caught jumping making a pass that wasn't there. This kid is blessed with a football body.

All C/o 2013 Showcase Team
1st Team
6-6 Malik Ray McCluer
6-0 Kevin Baker College Prep of Madison
6-4 Miles Nettles College Prep of Madison
6-4 Shacquille Edwards McCluer
6-4 Rasheed Swanston St. Louis Christian

2nd Team
6-2 Martavian Payne College Prep of Madison
6-6 Javier Martinez St. Louis Christian
6-2 Erick Clark College Prep of Madison
6-6 Jake Coddington Alton Marquette
6-0 Tyrome Pakrer Alton

3rd Team
6-2 Jeremiah Price Soldan
6-4 Justin Thomas Whitfield
6-0 Nyko Dominguez St. Clair
5-10 Majuan Bates Hazelwood Central
6-2 Adrenos Powell Gateway Tech



Phil Jones Among Those To Fight For a Spot in Timberwolves Training Camp - by David Edole

With training camp for most NBA teams to begin early next week, squads are releasing their official rosters for camp. Aside from the obvious shoe-ins and players with guaranteed contracts, many prospects are prepared to fight tooth and nail for a spot as they make their marks in The Association.

While there will be a bevy of D-League alum vying for that final spot or two, big man Phillip Michael Jones (209-C/F-85, college: Charlotte) (out of UNC Charlotte) will be joining them this fall.

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that Jones will be joining the team for training camp, bringing some overseas flavor along with him. In addition to playing across the pond in Thailand most recently, Jones also plays for the Virgin Islands National Team too.

The 27 year old has a sweet shooting stroke for a big man, and what's more, his impressive 7'6" wingspan aids his even better shot-blocking ability.

Jones was reportedly exploring various D-League options before getting the camp invite in Minnesota. Of course, this special opportunity is one he can use to actually crack onto an NBA roster.

This is where he shares a similarity with many D-League alum who are fighting their way back into the NBA. That said, for a player like Jones, certainly an added benefit is simply getting the chance to play again big league competition as he readies himself for whatever opportunity may come his way in a couple of weeks.

Should he not make the Timberwolves (as many camp invites will likely fall short), at least Jones will have logged hours in the gym against some serious NBA-level competition. Such experience will undoubtedly prove to be valuable, should he choose to ultimately continue his basketball journey in the D-League.

Minnesota has the option of cutting, yet subsequently protecting, three players from their training camp roster for its respective D-League affiliate to sign. The Sioux Falls Skyforce are currently the Timberwolves' affiliate, but with so many young guns and players with past D-League experience already on the camp roster, it's unknown whether or not Jones would ultimately be one of the chosen protected players, should he not make the cut.



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Budivelnyk edge BC Kalev/Cramo in St Petersburg - by Eurobasket News

BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn -Budivelnyk 61:74

Budivelnyk edge BC Kalev/Cramo in St Petersburg at the start of the Kondrashin and Belov Cup. The Ukrainian team grabbed 74:61 win to enter the Final game tomorrow.
The Estonian team won the first period 19-18 and added 20-17 in the second frame. They could not however follow Budivelnyk in the second half. The latter responded with two victories to clinch the total success. The Ukrainian team won the third quarter 19-11 and finished the game with 20-11.
Sergiy Gorbenko (202-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Georgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) added 15. Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) followed them with 13 points. Gregor Arbet (195-G/F-83) replied with 15 points and Gary Wilkinson (204-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) added 12. Bamba Fall (216-C-86, college: SMU) collected 8 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.
In another game Spartak overcame Ventspils 66:59.

BC Kalev/Cramo Tallinn: Gregor Arbet 15, Gary Wilkinson 12, Bamba Fall 8+7 rebs
Budivelnyk: Sergiy Gorbenko 16, Georgi Tsintsadze 15, Dainius Salenga 13



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Standings - BBL

BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 3-0 
 2. Leicester R. 2-0 
 3. Manchester G. 2-0 
 4. Surrey Heat 1-0 
 5. Glasgow Rocks 1-1 
 6. Durham W. 1-1 
 7. Plymouth R. 0-0 
 8. Cheshire Jets 0-1 
 9. Mersey Tigers 0-1 
 10. London Lions 0-2 
 11. Sheffield S. 0-2 
 12. Worcester W. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 28: Manchester G. - Sheffield S. 99-87
Sep. 29: Worcester W. - Manchester G. 92-80
Sep. 28: Newcastle E. - Worcester W. 81-73
Sep. 29: Leicester R. - Cheshire Jets 80-72
Sep. 30: Plymouth R. - London Lions
Sep. 30: Sheffield S. - Surrey Heat
Sep. 30: Cheshire Jets - E.London R.


BBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 James JONES
  Manchest.
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 28
 1. Jones, Manchest.28.0 
 2. Baldarelli, Durham21.5 
 3. Owumi, Worceste.20.0 
 4. Chapman, Newcastl.20.0 
 5. Defoe, Newcastl.18.0 
 6. Murray, Glasgow18.0 
 7. Elderkin, Durham W.17.5 
 8. Ocitti, Worceste.16.5 
 9. Watts, Manchest.16.5 
 10. Harrison, Glasgow15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley OCITTI
  Worceste.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ocitti, Worceste.10.0 
 2. Defoe, Newcastl.9.5 
 3. Bucci, Durham W.9.5 
 4. Maddox, Newcastl.9.0 
 5. Aliu, Manchest.8.5 
 6. Murray, Glasgow8.5 
 7. Watts, Manchest.8.0 
 8. Williams, Manchest.8.0 
 9. Flournoy, Newcastl.7.5 
 10. Wedemire, Glasgow7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Joe CHAPMAN
  Newcastl.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Chapman, Newcastl.6.0 
 2. Jones, Manchest.4.5 
 3. Huffman, Newcastl.4.5 
 4. Bucci, Durham W.4.0 
 5. Owumi, Worceste.4.0 
 6. Elderkin, Durham W.4.0 
 7. Bailey, Manchest.4.0 
 8. Watts, Manchest.3.5 
 9. Aliu, Manchest.3.5 
 10. Smith, Newcastl.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan GILL
  Manchester G.
  (173-PG-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gill, Manchester G.3.0 
 2. Flournoy, Newcastl.2.5 
 3. Chapman, Newcastl.2.5 
 4. Elderkin, Durham W.2.0 
 5. Jones, Manchest.2.0 
 6. Owumi, Worceste.1.5 
 7. Kazlauskas, Worces.1.5 
 8. Guinane, Durham W.1.5 
 9. McNally, Glasgow1.0 
 10. Watts, Manchest.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Owen MCNALLY
  Glasgow .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. McNally, Glasgow2.0 
 2. Watts, Manchest.2.0 
 3. Davis, Glasgow1.5 
 4. Maddox, Newcastl.1.0 
 5. Flournoy, Newcastl.1.0 
 6. Smith, Newcastl.1.0 
 7. Elderkin, Durham W.0.5 
 8. Murray, Glasgow0.5 
 9. Bernard, Manchest.0.5 
 10. Ocitti, Worceste.0.5 


BBL Round Up Saturday 29th Sep - by Paul Nilsen

Saturday night in the BBL Championship saw a first win of the season for the Worcester Wolves, while the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders maintained their unbeaten start.

The Riders were resolute in the fourth quarter to overcome the Cheshire Jets 80-72, inflicting a first game defeat on their visitors. Zaire Taylor (193-G-86, college: Missouri) led the Riders with 21 points, while Pavol Lovonsky scored 19 and John Fraley (203-C-89, college: Austin Peay St.) had a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Leicester dominated much of the first half as Taylor's three-pointer and Losonsky's 'and-one' play made the score 12-6 and an 11-0 run to close the first quarter, capped by Barry Lamble's old-fashioned three-point play and Jay Couisnard's dunk, put the Riders up 23-9, with the Jets registering just one three-pointer in a six minute spell.

They asserted their dominance with a 14-1 surge in the second period to take a huge 40-14 lead; that run included another Taylor three-pointer and was rounded off by Losonsky who was fouled while converting at the basket, seeing the Riders sink another bonus shot. But they were pegged back towards the end of the half as the Jets scored 10 straight points, including 4 for Shawn Myers, as a sign of what would come.

The Jets carried that momentum into the third quarter as they opened up with a 10-2 push including 5 points for Kenny Moore and a triple from Marks, to make the score 49-41; the Jets outscored their hosts by 20-4 over the half time break. They finished the third quarter with a 6-2 run to make it a one possession game at 56-53 heading into the decisive fourth quarter, and then tied the game at 57 once in the fourth.

But the visitors could go no further as Jorge Calvo settled the Riders with an immediate response, another 'and-one' play, that was matched by Losonsky - epitomising the game - as the score became 63-57. When Taylor made a three-pointer with 6.42 remaining, for a score of 69-61, the game looked beyond the Jets, and the Riders saw their lead swell to 80-66 on another Taylor score within the last two minutes.

Elsewhere, the Worcester Wolves inflicted a first defeat of the season on the Manchester Giants, 92-80 after a dominant and decisive first half. Alex Owumi (196-G-84, college: Alcorn St.) led all scorers with 25 points for the Wolves, backed up by 15 from Stanley Ocitti and 13 from Arnas Kazlauskas (205-C/F-76, agency: Court Side).

The Giants had started well until Owumi hit 5 consecutive points in the first quarter as they took their first lead of the game at 8-6, and that trend continued as they pushed on to lead 22-16 at the end of the first ten minutes, from where they would not trail.

The damage was really done in the second quarter, which the Wolves won 27-14. They went on a decisive 14-2 surge, inspired by Owumi, on the run up to half time to take a 49-30 lead into the break.

That margin was maintained in the third quarter, and the host's lead peaked at 84-62 in the fourth quarter. The Giants did mount a valiant fight back late on, as an 8-0 run helped them to narrow the gap to 92-80 by the end of the game.



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Standings - LUB

LUB Standings
 1. Malvin 4-0 
 2. Aguada 3-0 
 3. Defensor 3-1 
 4. Montevideo 3-1 
 5. Bigua 2-1 
 6. Larre Borges 2-1 
 7. Un.Atletica 2-1 
 8. Hebraica 2-2 
 9. Olimpia 1-1 
 10. Sayago 1-1 
 11. Tabare 1-2 
 12. Nacional 1-3 
 13. Trouville 1-3 
 14. Bohemios 0-3 
 15. Cordon 0-3 
 16. Welcome 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 28: Defensor - Trouville 97-92
Sep. 28: Aguada - Nacional 94-86
Sep. 28: Welcome - Malvin 73-79
Sep. 28: Montevideo - Hebraica 64-76

Round 1

Sep. 26: Un.Atletica - Defensor 93-79
Sep. 26: Bohemios - Tabare 89-99
Sep. 26: Trouville - Bigua 85-100
Sep. 26: Larre Borges - Cordon 82-81

Regular Season: Round 5

Oct. 1: Nacional - Sayago
Oct. 1: Trouville - Montevideo
Oct. 1: Malvin - Tabare
Oct. 2: Bohemios - Olimpia
Oct. 2: Hebraica - Cordon
Oct. 2: Bigua - Defensor
Oct. 3: Larre Borges - Welcome

Round 1

Oct. 1: Aguada - Welcome


Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Trouville
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Keenan, Trouville35.3 
 2. Baxley, Defensor27.0 
 3. Ambres, Nacional23.8 
 4. Garbarino, Tabare23.0 
 5. Garcia Moral., Agu.22.3 
 6. Johnson, Bigua22.0 
 7. Haller, Montevideo21.0 
 8. Taboada, Un.Atlet.20.3 
 9. Huggins, Bohemios20.0 
 10. Aguiar, Hebraica19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Krys FABER
  Welcome
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Faber, Welcome14.3 
 2. Passos, Hebraica12.8 
 3. Hayes, Aguada11.3 
 4. Myles, Malvin11.0 
 5. Johnson, Bigua10.0 
 6. Haller, Montevideo10.0 
 7. Blankson, Un.Atlet.9.7 
 8. Martin, Nacional9.5 
 9. Crosby, Montevideo9.5 
 10. Morris, Cordon9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Federico BAVOSI
  Un.Atletica
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Bavosi, Un.Atletica9.3 
 2. Gonzalez, Aguada7.7 
 3. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.3 
 4. Cortizas, Welcome6.3 
 5. Taboada, Un.Atlet.6.0 
 6. Barrera, Hebraica5.8 
 7. Aguiar, Hebraica5.5 
 8. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.3 
 9. Martinez, Malvin5.0 
 10. Vidal, Bigua4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo ROSELLI
  Larre Borges
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Roselli, Larre Bor.3.3 
 2. Garcia, Cordon3.0 
 3. Cortizas, Welcome3.0 
 4. Barrera, Hebraica2.8 
 5. Trelles, Bohemios2.3 
 6. Garcia Moral., Agu.2.0 
 7. Zaballa, Welcome2.0 
 8. Izuibejeres, Hebra.1.8 
 9. Aguilera, Trouville1.8 
 10. Giano, Nacional1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon ROGERS
  Un.Atletica
  (204-C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Rogers, Un.Atletica3.3 
 2. January, Larre B.2.7 
 3. Kanis, Trouville2.5 
 4. Faber, Welcome2.0 
 5. Passos, Hebraica1.8 
 6. Haller, Montevideo1.7 
 7. Bravo, Defensor1.3 
 8. Myles, Malvin1.3 
 9. Harrison, Bohemios1.3 
 10. Crosby, Montevid.1.0 


Garcia Morales' 41-point game gives him Player of the Round award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old guard Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Aguada and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Round 4 award.
He had the game-high 41 points adding five rebounds and four assists for Aguada in his team's victory, helping them to beat Nacional (#12, 1-3) 94-86. Aguada is placed at 2nd position in Uruguayan league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Aguada already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Garcia Morales had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Aguada's top player in his first season with the team. Leandro Garcia Morales averages just after two games 13.0ppg and 6.0apg.

Second best performed player last round was Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) of Trouville. He is American forward in his first season at Trouville. In the last game Keenan recorded impressive double-double of 38 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Trouville lost that game 85-100 to the higher-ranked Bigua (#5, 2-1). This loss caused Trouville to drop to 13th position in Round 1. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Trouville managed to get this year. Keenan is a newcomer at Trouville and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 34.7ppg (#1). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Trouville's star - forward Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88). Keenan got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. He went also for ten rebounds . Despite Keenan's great performance Trouville lost 92-97 to the higher-ranked Defensor (#3, 3-1). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Trouville can only dream about fighting for top spots in . They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Keenan he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Keenan has individually a great season in Uruguay. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 34.7ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82) of Malvin - 18 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Alfonso Gonzalez (191-G-88) of Tabare - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Christopher Hayes (206-F-87) of Aguada - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Walter Baxley (193-G-84) of Defensor - 34 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Chris Jeffries (199-F-80) of Bigua - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Juan Garbarino (185-G-89) of Tabare - 33 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Krys Faber (208-C) of Welcome - 19 points and 14 rebounds

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



Malvin is the LUB leader with a 4-0 record - by Hector Lopez

Malvin won its fourth straigth game beating Welcome 79-73 to take the lead 4-0, one point ahead of Aguada, with 3-0, after they beat Nacional 94-86 The main players, incluiding all import players were:
Malvin 79 - Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) 18 points 18 rebounds 2 assists, Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) 16 points, Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) 16 points 5 assists and Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) 7 points 4 rebounds
Welcome 73 - Jamar Nutter (188-G-84, college: Seton Hall) 28 points 4 rebounds 3 assists, Krys Faber (208-C, college: De Paul) 19 points 14 rebounds
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Aguada 94 - Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, college: Texas A&M) 41 points 4 assists, Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy) 23 points 11 rebounds, Byron Allen (203-C-81, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Northwestern St.) 4 points 5 rebounds
Nacional 86 - Mildon Ambres (198-F/G-84, college: S.Nazarene) 28 points 4 rebounds 3 assists, Kevin Martin (208-C-83, college: Florida Gulf Coast) 13 points 8 rebounds
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Habraica 76 - Hatila Passos (211-C-86, college: N.Mexico St.) 14 points 11 rebounds 2 blocks, Mauricio Aguiar (197-F-83, agency: Players Group) 19 points Jamie Vanderbeken (210-F-87, college: Iowa St.) 7 points 11 rebounds
Montevideo 64 - Paul Crosby (203-C, college: Miss.Valley St.) 18 points 11 rebounds, Reggie Chambers (175-G, college: W.Virg.Wesl.) 11 points 4 rebounds, Federico Haller (198-F-88) 16 points 8 rebounds
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Defensor Sporting 97 - Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) 34 points, 8 rebounds, Jose Juan Bravo (202-C-86) 12 points 16 rebounds, Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85) 13 points 6 rebounds
Trouville 92 - Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.) 37 points 10 rebounds, Carlton Fay (203-F-88, college: S.Illinois) 2 points 6 rebounds, Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) 20 points 12 rebounds




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Standings - LNB

LNB Standings
Central-East
 1. Guacharos 10-3 
 2. Tiburones 8-3 
 3. Estudiantes 7-6 
 4. Rojos de Sucre 4-6 
 5. Atleticos UCV 2-11 
Central-West
 1. Cent.Apure 9-4 
 2. Bravos 8-5 
 3. Aduaneros 8-5 
 4. Generales 4-8 
 5. Lanc.Cojedes 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 8

Sep. 28: Tiburones - Atleticos UCV 94-78
Sep. 28: Estudiantes - Cent.Apure 83-75
Sep. 28: Generales - Aduaneros 80-89
Sep. 28: Bravos - Lanc.Cojedes 77-86
Sep. 28: Guacharos - Rojos de Sucre 100-78
Sep. 29: Bravos - Lanc.Cojedes
Sep. 29: Generales - Aduaneros
Sep. 29: Tiburones - Atleticos UCV
Sep. 29: Guacharos - Rojos de Sucre
Sep. 29: Estudiantes - Cent.Apure


Venezuela's U18 3x3 Team begins with 1-3 record in FIBA U18 World Cup's Group C - by Francisco Vega

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Venezuela's U18 Team of 3x3 Basketball began its participation in the first ever FIBA's U18 3x3 World Cup, played at Jose Caballero Arena in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain, with a 1-3 record as part of group C, after having lost against Australia (17-13), Switzerland (21-20) and Estonia (22-13), while pulling out a late win over Jordan (22-13).

The team includes young prospects Jesus Medina (188-G/F-94), Jose Rodriguez, Leinfer Montes De Oca and Luis Madera (184-G-94) and will complete its first round on Saturday against Singapur, Russia and Lithuania. The tournament is played by 32 teams in the Men competition and 24 in the Women competition.

Venezuela finished at 8th place in the first FIBA World Cup, played last month in Athens, Greece, thanks to the efforts of Michael Flores (192-G-85), Pedro Brito (204-F/C-82), Jorge Diaz (195-F-77) and Deivis Ananguren (192-F-85). Ananguren even won the official dunks contest, part of the official activities. He had done the same thing earlier in the year in a FIBA World Tour stop in Brazil, where Venezuela finished at 3rd place and secured a spot in the World Cup.



LNB 2012 - Week 7: Guacharos gets win number 10, Centauros and Bravos surprised - by Francisco Vega

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guacharos de Monagas, leaders of the Central-East Conference in Venezuela's Liga Nacional de Baloncesto, started Week 7 with a home win over Rojos de Sucre, 100-78, at Gilberto Roque Morales of Maturin,while Centauros de Apure and Bravos de Portuguesa, the top teams in the South-West Conference, were surprised by their opponents and Aduaneros de Carabobo and Tiburones de Vargas also won to get closer to their rivals for the lead.

Maurice Carter (183-G-83) scored 32 points for Monagas, while Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) added 13 points and Elvis Burguillos (194-G/F-82) added 11 points and 9 rebounds coming off the bench. For Rojos, Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) scored 16 points and Blake Walker (197-F/G-82) ended up with 15 points and 6 rebounds.

Estudiantes de Guarico got tough as hosts of Centauros de Apure, by beating them 83-75 at Villa Olimpica Dome in San Juan de los Morros. Peter Kvietek (205-C-77) scored 16 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, Edgar Arteaga (200-F-80) added 15 points and Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 13 for the winners. Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) had a double double of 21 points and 12 boards for Apure, and was followed by Nestor Colmenares (203-F-87) with 17 points and Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82) with 14.

Lanceros de Cojedes won their second game in 13 chances, defeating Bravos de Portuguesa as visitors, 86-77, at Wilbaldo Zabaleta Arena in Acarigua. Jamaican Ricardo Alliman (201-F-87) scored 23 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) added 18 and Elvis Baez (189-PG-89) 15. For Bravos, Leinert Zerpa (182-G-81) netted 13 points, Byron Burnett (206-C-82) added 11 and Douglas Chiquito (193-G-86) finished up with 10. Tomas Aguilera (198-F-77) scored 9 points with 8 boards and Cesar Musset (190-G-78) scored 9 more with three long-range shots.

Tiburones de Vargas enjoyed of great nights by Rafael Guevara (194-F-79), Windi Graterol (204-C-86) and Axiers Sucre (200-F-78) and stopped Yima Chia-Kurr (196-F-86) and Cesar Garcia (175-G-89), in order to win 94-78 at Jose Maria Vargas Dome in La Guaira.

Aduaneros de Carabobo got tough at Napoleon Rodriguez Arena in Barquisimeto to take down Generales de Lara, 89-80. Jose Vargas (195-G/F-82) scored 22 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, while Gary Redus (198-G/F-89), Manuel Berroteran (185-G-80) and Javinger Vargas (206-C-90) scored 15 points each. For the hosts, Jose Manaure (193-F-87) scored 24 points, Graddy Osorio (193-F-87) added 21 and Anderson Morales (180-PG-92) finished up with 16. All of these series will be completed on Saturday afternoon.



Venezuelans Abroad - Jose Juan Bravo with double double in Uruguay - by Francisco Vega

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Venezuelan PF Jose Juan Bravo (202-C-86) had his best game since joining Defensor Sporting as an imported player for the 2012 edition of Uruguay's LUB, as he was able to score 12 points and grab 16 rebounds for a double double in Matchday 4 of the regular season, while his team improved to 3-1 with a victory over Trouville, 97-92, a game that required two extra times.

Bravo played 45 minutes, 14 of his 16 rebounds were in the defensive end, he netted 5 of 7 two-point shots and added two of three free-throws. He also had a block, 3 assists and 4 fouls.

Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) was his sidekick with a spectacular performance of 34 points and 8 rebounds, Sebastian Vazquez (195-F-85) netted 13 points, Diego Garcia (183-G-92) added 12 and Diego Castrillon (199-F-75) finished up with 10. For Trouville, Justin Keenan (202-F/C-88) scored 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Brad Kanis (218-C-84) added 20 more.

After 4 regular season games, Jose Juan Bravo improved his averaged to 6.0 points per game. He had had a rough start with performances of 5, 5 and 2 points scored in his team's first three games. He has caught 24 rebounds in his last two games, 8 against Hebraica and 16 against Trouville. Foul trouble has been his main problem to score more.



Venezuelans Abroad - Vargas and Bethelmy win in Mexico's LNBP - by Francisco Vega

Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Venezuelan PG Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Halcones UV Xalapa and Venezuelan PF Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86) of Halcones Rojos de Veracruz, got victories in Matchday 8 of Mexico's 2012-2013 LNBP.

Vargas and his team were able to defeat Gansos Salvajes de la UIC, 126-70. The quick point guard played 28 minutes and finished up with 14 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals, he turned over the ball three times and had 4 fouls. He got gelp from Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86) with 25 points, Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) with 16, Franco Harris (183-G-83) with 15 and Adam Parada (213-C-81) with 13. Gansos's top scorers were Jorge Perez (85) with 16, Chris Geynes with 12, Ivan Silva with 12 and Daniel Pineda (198-F-84) with 12.

Meanwhile, Bethelmy played only 18 minutes coming off the bench and finished up with 13 points, 4 rebounds and a foul, plus a couple of turnovers, in a victory over Guerreros del DF, 92-86. Carlos Rivera (187-PG-83) was Veracruz's top scorer with 15 points, Leroy Davis (200-F-81) added 11 and Mike Mitchell (181-PG-83) 11. For Guerreros, Travis James (205-C) ended up with 27, Angel Alamo (206-F/C-85) with 22 and Vincent Hunter (208-F-84) with 19.




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Women News

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: PEAC-PECS - Sloboda 90-47
Sep. 29: Celik - Hemofarm 84-53
Sep. 29: Ilrija - Athlete Celje 68-80
Oct. 1: Radivoj Korac - Vojvodina
Sep. 30: Partizan - Vozdovac
Sep. 30: Mladi Krajisnik - Novi Zagreb


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina25.5 
 2. Orozovic, Athlete15.5 
 3. Tavic, Ilrija15.0 
 4. Jaeschke, PE.15.0 
 5. Lisec, Athlete Cel.13.5 
 6. Latinovic, Sloboda13.0 
 7. Horvath, PE.12.7 
 8. Bejtic, Celik12.5 
 9. Jaksic, Vrsac12.5 
 10. Gajic, Athlete Ce.12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marica GAJIC
  Athlete Celje
  (187-C-95)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Gajic, Athlete Cel.12.5 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.10.7 
 3. Szamosi, PE.8.3 
 4. Horvath, PE.8.0 
 5. Orozovic, Athlete7.5 
 6. Sesnic, Vojvodina7.5 
 7. Marjanovic, Vrsac7.0 
 8. Stupar, Vojvodina6.5 
 9. Stankovic, Sloboda6.5 
 10. Lisec, Athlete Ce.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Diana FURESZ
  PE.
  (174-G-84)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Furesz, PE.4.7 
 2. Popovic, Vojvodina4.5 
 3. Latinovic, Sloboda4.5 
 4. Orozovic, Athlete3.5 
 5. Stupar, Vojvodina3.0 
 6. Panic, Ilrija3.0 
 7. Gagic, Celik2.5 
 8. Mehmedic, Celik2.5 
 9. Jaksic, Vrsac2.5 
 10. Mrsic, Vrsac2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jovana POPOVIC
  Vojvodina
  (173-G-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Popovic, Vojvodina5.0 
 2. Stankovic, Sloboda4.0 
 3. Boskovic, Vojvodina3.5 
 4. Abramovic, Athlet.3.5 
 5. Latinovic, Sloboda3.0 
 6. Kajtaz, Sloboda3.0 
 7. Gagic, Celik2.5 
 8. Radic, Vrsac2.0 
 9. Lisec, Athlete Cel.2.0 
 10. Marjanovic, Vrsac2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dragana STANKOVIC
  Sloboda
  (188-PF-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stankovic, Sloboda4.0 
 2. Jaeschke, PE.2.7 
 3. Radic, Vrsac1.0 
 4. Furesz, PE.0.7 
 5. Barbour, PE.0.7 
 6. Gajic, Athlete Cel.0.5 
 7. Popovic, Vojvodina0.5 
 8. Stupar, Vojvodina0.5 
 9. Bejtic, Celik0.5 
 10. Tavic, Ilrija0.5 


Easy wins for Celik, Celje and Pecs - by Zeljko Zule

Celik, Celje and Pecs picked up and easy wins in Satuday's games of Round 2.
Celik-Vrsac 84-53: Celik shot 63 percent (32-of-51) from the field and all 12 players scored for Bosnian champion.Tijana Rus netted 13 points, lvona Bogoje added 11 and Rada Vidovic finished with 10 points. Vrsac outrebounded Celik 23-14, but commited 27 turnovers to Celik's just 11. Andjelina Radic posted 14 points and Jovana Jaksic had 11 points.
Ilirija-Celje 68-80: Celje, who never trailed in the Slovenian derby, opened the game with a 20-5 run. Marica Gajic (187-C-95) collected a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds, Eva Lisec led all scoreres with 22 points, Sanja Orozovic had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Nina Gabrovsek added 13 points. Celje had 43 free throws to Ilirija's 21 and outrebouned its opponent 33-22, picking up 13 offensive boards. Matea Tavic scored 17 points for Ilirija, Sasa Panic netted 13 points and handed out 4 assists, Anja Klavzar came off the bench for 12 points and 6 rebounds and Sandra Jevtovic added 11 points.
Pecs-Sloboda 90-47: Hungarian team led by as many as 27 points at the break and outrerobunded visiting team by 45-15, picking up 21 offensive boards. They put six scorers in double figures as two of them registering double-doubles. Amadea Szamosi pouring in 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Amy Jaeschke had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Lilla Horvath led all scorers with 22 points, Andrea Barbour scored 12 points and Fanni Csutoras added 10 points. Sloboda was led by Ljiljana Latinovic who posted 16 points , Dragana Stankovic posted 11 points and Natasa Kajtaz finished with 10 points.




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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   


Dakar 2012: Senegal, Mali set for final showdown - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The grand finale of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women will tip-off at 18h00 at the gymnasium of the Marius Ndiaye stadium Dakar Senegal between host Senegal and Mali.

It will be the second time both sides will clash in the championship with Senegal running away with a slim 54-52 points victory in the preliminary round and the question right now is that will win when it matter most as both sides have also book a place at the Lithuania 2013 FIBA World U19 Championship for Women as Africa representative.

Senegal is yet to drop a game in the championship while Mali has a 4-2 records having lost to Senegal (52-54) and Egypt (54-73) during the preliminary but came back to shove Egypt aside in the semi finals Friday night with a scintillating performance which Senegal saw off Tunisia in the other semis.

Two players will the cynosure of all eyes as both sides file out at 18H00 Senegal guard Yacine Diop and ever consistent Mali centre Aminata Traore.

Diop who has feature four of Senegal six games boast of average rate of 30.07 minutes per game, 16 points, 8.5 rebound, 2.75 assist, 3.50 steal, 3.25 turn-over and .75 block could be a treat to the Malians while Mali will bank on the good run of Traore with an impressive record of 29..07 minutes per game, 14.66 points, 8.16 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal, 2.66 turn-over and .66 block.

Both players are neck deep for the most valuable player (MVP) award from the total votes cast so far by journalists and coaches.



Dakar 2012: Diop double double lift Senegal to grand finale - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Senegalese guard Yacine Diop became her team rally points Friday as the young lioness book a place in the grand finale of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women at the expense of Tunisia in the first semi-finals.

The enterprising guard who has turned out to be the pillars of her team recorded a double double figure of 12 points, 18 rebound, 2 assist, 2 steal and 2 block shot to help her team to a 42-35 points victory.

Diop who enter the game with an incredible credential having average 27.40 minutes and 17.33 points per game was on the floor for 38.02 minutes for Senegal.

Senegal won all four quarters (11-10, 10-08, 10-08 and 11-09) in the highly technical game thus making the FIBA Africa Zone-II side to become one of Africa candidate for the July 18-28 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship slated for Lithuania.

Senegal out play Tunisia in all department of the game with 46 rebounds to Tunisia 32, 8 assists while Tunisia could only manage two assists throughout the forty minutes duration of the game.



Dakar 2012: Tunisia lost race for bronze, lose to Egypt 44-45 in OT - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The hope of Tunisia of returning home with the bronze medal of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women was dashed at the dying seconds of the over-time thus allowing former champion Egypt to sweep to a 45-44 points win.

Tunisia won the first and third quarters (10-04 and 19-12) while Egypt rallied its clear court vision style of play to win the second fourth and the over-time (12-04, 10-05 and 07-06) despite Tunisia forward, Hamrouni Houda having a good run which saw her scoring a double double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists.

Egypt point guard Soraya Deghady led her team with 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steal with Farida Enam to complete the defeat of Tunisia in the bronze medal game.

Tunisia assistant coach Ahmed Yasser told FIBA Africa in a post match chat that though is painful losing the title it hoped to defend but the take solace in returning with the bronze medial.

The coach who tipped Senegal to win the title for the good conduct of it fans says Mali might as well spring some surprises if the Mali coach could manage his star-players, according to him Mali parade the best post players of the championship and this could be a nightmare for Senegal.
Soraia Deghady (95)



Dakar 2012: Senegal lifts U18 Afrobasket for Women trophy - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Host of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women Senegal Saturday night emerge as the new champion of the continent flagship youth competition for women with a 55-50 points victory over Mali.

Senegal who started the game rather on a shaky note resulting in her losing the first quarter to Mali by 13-19 points but gradually cut down the margin from the second quarter and hitch into the lead at the close of third quarter and never looked back until the buzzer sounded.

Senegal won the second, third and fourth quarters by 15-10, 12-09 and 15-12 points to rap-up the game at 55-50 points.

Senegal forward Aminata Kamara led her team with a double double effort of 15 points, 10 rebound and 2 assist the duo of Ndeye Dieng and Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye added 13 and 10 points respectively while Yacine Diop was later adjudge as the week-long champion most valuable player (MVP) posting an impressive record of 12 rebounds, 7 points and 7 assist.

Diop was also named to the championship Top-5 honour list; other players that made the Top-5 honour list include Egyptian point guard Soraya Deghady, Mali duo of Mariam Kone and Aminata Traore and Tunisia Hamrouni Houda.

Houda also won two more honours as she emerge the championship highest scorer with 122 points from seven games and the highest rebounder award with 67 rebounds while Mali Kone also win a double as she add the championship highest three-pointer award to her Top-5 honour.
Houda Hamrouni (F-94)



Dakar 2012: Angola beat Kenya to fifth position - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Angola U18 women national team Friday beat Kenya to the fifth position of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women in Dakar Senegal by 80-46 points in the six-nation championship.

Angola won all four quarters by 16-14, 17-09, 28-11 and 19-12 points to finish as Africa fifth best youth (U18) women basketball nation with Angola Duneth Silva scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assist; Rosa Gala added 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assist and 2 steal with Maria Fula grabbing 10 rebounds for the victor.



Dakar 2012: Superb Traore lifts Mali over Egypt - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The second semi final of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women is a game former champion Egypt will not forget in a hurry as they were bundled out by Mali after racing to a 20-16 points first quarter win with Mali centre energetic Aminata Traore becoming the heroin of the match.

The youthful forward who netted 26 of her side 69 points of the night was splendid with her defensive role combine with good ball handling and scoring prowess.

The player who is line for the championship most valuable player award provided some of the answer her team require to dominate the Egyptian from the second quarter until the buzzer as Mali easily took the second and third quarter and wade off some form of pull back by Egypt in the last quarter (14-07, 23-12 and 16-15) for a final score line of 69-54 points in favour of Mali.

Traore also grab 8 rebound, 2 assist and one block shot she was joined by her compatriot Mariam Kone who scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half while Fanta Guindo grabbed 10 rebound, 9 points, 4 assist and 4 steal as Mali square up against Senegal in the grand finale on Saturday.
Aminata Traore (186-C-95)



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Dakar 2012: Angola beat Kenya to fifth position - by Olusegun Ikuesan

Angola U18 women national team Friday beat Kenya to the fifth position of the 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women in Dakar Senegal by 80-46 points in the six-nation championship.

Angola won all four quarters by 16-14, 17-09, 28-11 and 19-12 points to finish as Africa fifth best youth (U18) women basketball nation with Angola Duneth Silva scoring 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assist; Rosa Gala added 15 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assist and 2 steal with Maria Fula grabbing 10 rebounds for the victor.



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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. China1-0
2. Japan1-0
3. Thailand1-0
4. S.Korea0-1
5. Malaysia0-1
6. Taiwan0-1
Group B
1. Hong Kong1-0
2. India1-0
3. Sri Lanka1-0
4. Uzbekistan.0-1
5. Kazakhstan.0-1
6. Singapore0-1

Preliminary Round: Round 1

A

Sep. 29: KOR - JPN 81-94
Sep. 29: CHN - TAI 79-69
Sep. 29: MAS - THA 57-62

B

Sep. 29: HKG - KAZ 93-52
Sep. 29: SIN - IND 53-93
Sep. 29: SRI - UZB 20-0

Preliminary Round: Round 2

A

Sep. 30: THA - KOR
Sep. 30: MAS - CHN
Sep. 30: JPN - TAI

B

Sep. 30: UZB - SIN
Sep. 30: SRI - HKG
Sep. 30: IND - KAZ


Day 1 in Johor Bahru - by Eurobasket News

Level I
China - Taiwan 79-69
China open Johor Bahru campaign with the win over Taiwan. The defending champions beat the opponents 79:69. China won the first period 20:14 and added 20-13 in the second frame. Moreover they needed a 21-17 surge in the third period to take 61:44 lead at the halftime. Taiwan did not give up and did their best to catch up with the favorites. Taiwan won the last stanza 25-18 and reduced to just 10 points. Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Zhang Liting (199-C-94) as well as Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) posted 12 each. Zhang WangLai and Gong Li followed them with 8 points each. Chen Yen-Yu (169-G/F-94) answered with 16 points in the losing effort and Chen Wei-An scored 13. Han Ya-En delivered 12 points in a loss.

South Korea - Japan 81-94
Japan opened win count at U18 Asia Championship. They held off South Korean counterparts in opener. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) stepped up with 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the winners. Japan left South Korea behind in the opening frame. They went on a 25:8 run to take a comfortable lead at the first break. Japan maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The scoreboard read 45:25 for Japan at the interval. Japan unleashed 30 points in the third quarter to ensure a 21-point buffer before the fourth term. South Korea managed to sweeten the pill in the final period cutting the deficit at 13-point mark at the end. Saki Matsumoto (176-CF-94) provided 22 points, while Kanako Masuoka and Manami Fujioka added 11 points each for the winners. Ku Seul (183-C-94) answered with 21 points and 9 boards for South Korea. Kim Leeseul added 13 points in the loss.

Malaysia - Thailand 57-62
Thailand victoriously opened their U18 Asia Championship campaign. They knocked down hosting Malaysia in Johor Bahru for the opening win at Level I. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) came up with 20 points to pace the winners. It was all going Malaysia way in the first quarter. The hosts started strong and posted a 25:9 lead after ten minutes. Thailand stopped the rot midway through the second frame. The visitors were able to cut the deficit at 14-point mark at halftime 26:40. Thailand went on a 19:3 run in the third quarter to surge in front. Malaysia were able to draw things level at 45 heading into the fourth frame. The teams kept it close throughout the final minutes but Thailand proved just more accurate in the dying stages to snatch a valuable win at the end. Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) accounted for 12 points, while Jittima Pinkaeng and Sirisup Soonthornsaratool added 8 points each in the victory. Phey Chi Low (170-G-94) and Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 17 points apiece for Malaysia.

Level II
Hong Kong - Kazakhstan 93-52
Hong Kong registered the first win at the U18 Asia Championship. They toppled Kazakhstan in Level II opener. Wong Ka Yee (172-F-94) delivered 25 points to lead the winners. Hong Kong piled up an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. They exploded with 30 points in the second quarter to take a 48:24 halftime lead. Hong Kong maintained the lead throughout the third period. They ensured a 68:41 advantage at the final break. Hong Kong did not slow down in the fourth frame and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Li Tsz Kwan (169-F-95) accounted for 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Wai Pang Chan had 12 points in the win. Dinara Moldakhmetova (176-G-94) replied with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Kazakhstan. Daria Li (184-C-94) netted 12 points in the loss.

Singapore - India 53-93
India roll over Singapore in the second game of the first day at the U18 Asia Championship. India won all the quarters of the game for the final 93:53 win. India started the game with 24-18 and never looked behind. They added 22-12 in the second half and led 46:30 at the halftime. Moreover India won the third period 23-13 and finished the game with 24-10. Anjana Ekka brought the last points for the winning side making the final result in the game. P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Rajapriyadharshini RAJAGANAPATHI collected 20 points and 10 boards. Shireen Vijay Limaye (187-C-95) picked up 12 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists, while Anjana Ekka scored 8. See Shermaine (162-G-94) replied with 16 points in defeat and Su Wei NG as well as Tok Hui Min followed her with 7 apiece.



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Women

Division I Standings
 1. Castors Braine 1-0 
 2. Kangoeroes-B. 1-0 
 3. Point Chaud 1-0 
 4. Spirou Monceau 1-0 
 5. Waregem 1-0 
 6. Willebroek 1-0 
 7. Belfius Namur 0-1 
 8. Blue Cats 0-1 
 9. Houthalen 0-1 
 10. Jeugd Gentson 0-1 
 11. Sint Katelijne 0-1 
 12. Tulikivi Deerlijk 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Kangoeroes-B. - Tulikivi Deerlijk 76-51
Sep. 29: Houthalen - Spirou Monceau 62-66
Sep. 29: Sint Katelijne - Waregem 61-63
Sep. 29: Point Chaud - Belfius Namur 57-34
Sep. 29: Blue Cats - Willebroek 55-69
Sep. 29: Jeugd Gentson - Castors Braine 39-65

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Waregem - Jeugd Gentson
Oct. 6: Belfius Namur - Houthalen
Oct. 6: Castors Braine - Blue Cats
Oct. 7: Spirou Monceau - Sint Katelijne
Oct. 7: Willebroek - Kangoeroes-B.
Oct. 7: Tulikivi Deerlijk - Point Chaud



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  CHINA   


U18 Asia Championship: China open Johor Bahru campaign with the win - by Eurobasket News

China U18-Taiwan U18 79:69

China open Johor Bahru campaign with the win over Taiwan. The defending champions beat the opponents 79:69.
China won the first period 20:14 and added 20-13 in the second frame. Moreover they needed a 21-17 surge in the third period to take 61:44 lead at the halftime. Taiwan did not give up and did their best to catch up with the favorites. Taiwan won the last stanza 25-18 and reduced to just 10 points.
Huang Sijing (190-C/F-96) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Zhang Liting (199-C-94) as well as Yang Hengyu (194-F/C-95) posted 12 each. Zhang WangLai (172-G-94) and Gong Li (187-F-95) followed them with 8 points each. Chen Yen-Yu (169-G/F-94) answered with 16 points in the losing effort and Chen Wei-An (178-C-95) scored 13. Han Ya-En (180-C-95) delivered 12 points in a loss.

China U18: Huang Sijing 21, Zhang Liting 12, Yang Hengyu 12, Zhang WangLai 8, Gong Li 8
Taiwan U18: Chen Yen-Yu 16, Chen Wei-An 13, Han Ya-En 12



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - ZBL (W)

ZBL Standings
 1. Frisco Sika 2-0 
 2. Trutnov 2-0 
 3. USK Praha 2-0 
 4. Valosun Brno 2-0 
 5. Lokomotiva 1-1 
 6. VS Praha 1-1 
 7. DSK Karlin 0-1 
 8. Hradec Kralove 0-1 
 9. Slovanka MB 0-1 
 10. Strakonice 0-1 
 11. Pardubice 0-2 
 12. VSE Praha 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: IMOS Brno - Pardubice 96-38
Sep. 29: Trutnov - VS Praha 72-61
Sep. 29: VSE Praha - Valosun Brno 63-91
Sep. 29: USK Praha - Lokomotiva 121-56
Sep. 30: Slovanka MB - Strakonice
Sep. 30: DSK Karlin - Hradec Kralove


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Katerina ELHOTOVA
  USK Praha
  (180-SG-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Elhotova, USK Pra.26.0 
 2. Abdi, IMOS B.23.5 
 3. Fontenette, Valos.22.5 
 4. Mrhalkova, Valosun21.0 
 5. Sprague, Valosun21.0 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov19.0 
 7. Carter, Lokomotiva19.0 
 8. Viteckova, USK P.18.5 
 9. Horakova, VSE Pra.18.0 
 10. Zaplatova, Trutn.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Farhiya ABDI
  IMOS B.
  (188-F-92)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Abdi, IMOS B.11.5 
 2. Greer, Trutnov11.0 
 3. Dotson, VS Praha11.0 
 4. Sprague, Valosun10.5 
 5. Horakova, VSE Pra.9.5 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov9.5 
 7. Jurcenkova, IMOS9.5 
 8. Vetrovcova, Trutn.8.5 
 9. Dubljevic, USK P.7.0 
 10. Horakova, IMOS B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anael LARDY
  USK Praha
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Lardy, USK Praha5.5 
 2. Milovanovic, Lokom.5.0 
 3. Elhotova, USK Pra.4.5 
 4. Anderson, Trutnov4.5 
 5. Skerovic, USK Praha4.5 
 6. Dubljevic, USK P.3.5 
 7. Zrustova, USK Pra.3.5 
 8. Abdi, IMOS B.3.5 
 9. De Forge, USK P.3.5 
 10. Zaplatova, Trutn.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ashleigh FONTENETTE
  Valosu.
  (172-G-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Fontenette, Valos.5.0 
 2. Jurcenkova, IMOS3.5 
 3. Milovanovic, Lokom.2.0 
 4. Ohlde, IMOS B.2.0 
 5. Vetrovcova, Trutn.2.0 
 6. Chocholousov., Par.2.0 
 7. Vlkova, IMOS B.2.0 
 8. Bartakova, VS Pra.2.0 
 9. Habetinkova, Pardu.2.0 
 10. Borecka, Valosun2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  IMOS B.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jurcenkova, IMOS2.0 
 2. Ohlde, IMOS B.2.0 
 3. Greer, Trutnov1.0 
 4. Krivankova, IMOS B.1.0 
 5. Sprague, Valosun1.0 
 6. Burgrova, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Vlkova, IMOS B.1.0 
 8. Anderson, Trutnov1.0 
 9. Dotson, VS Praha1.0 
 10. Bartakova, VS Pr.1.0 



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Dameligaen

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

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: Horsholm - Aabyhoj 74-73
Sep. 29: Falcon - Amager 74-48
Sep. 29: Vaerlose - Lemvig 63-82
Sep. 26: Aabyhoj - Lemvig 57-82
Sep. 30: SISU - Horsens


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen

Points Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Horsholm
  (185-F/C-90)
  Avg: 25
 1. Hesseldal, Horsholm25.0 
 2. Hatch, Lemvig22.0 
 3. Chili, Vaerlose22.0 
 4. Preetzmann, Aabyh.21.0 
 5. Moore, Lemvig19.5 
 6. Schicher, Lemvig14.5 
 7. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.13.5 
 8. Hatfield, Vaerlose13.5 
 9. Udovalieva, Lemvig11.0 
 10. Bachler, Vaerlose10.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emily HATCH
  Lemvig
  (185-F-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Hatch, Lemvig11.0 
 2. Hatfield, Vaerlose11.0 
 3. Hesseldal, Horsholm9.0 
 4. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.8.0 
 5. Chili, Vaerlose7.5 
 6. Schicher, Lemvig7.0 
 7. Jespersen, Aabyhoj6.5 
 8. Fabricius, Vaerlose6.0 
 9. Meredith, Aabyhoj5.0 
 10. Moore, Lemvig4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ivana UDOVALIEVA
  Lemvig
  (172-PG-84)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Udovalieva, Lemvig9.5 
 2. Schelde, Vaerlose3.0 
 3. Hatch, Lemvig3.0 
 4. Bachler, Vaerlose3.0 
 5. Bonde, Horsholm2.0 
 6. Hatfield, Vaerlose2.0 
 7. Preetzmann, Aabyh.2.0 
 8. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.1.5 
 9. Randrup-T., Aabyhoj1.5 
 10. Schicher, Lemvig1.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mallory MOORE
  Lemvig
  (-F-)
  Avg: 5
 1. Moore, Lemvig5.0 
 2. Hesseldal, Horsholm4.0 
 3. Jespersen, Aabyhoj2.5 
 4. Kristensen, Horsh.2.0 
 5. Hatch, Lemvig2.0 
 6. Preetzmann, Aabyh.2.0 
 7. Morsoe, Aabyhoj1.5 
 8. Bachler, Vaerlose1.5 
 9. Kristiansen, Lemvig1.5 
 10. Dokkedal, Vaerlose1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Janet HATFIELD
  Vaerlose
  (190-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hatfield, Vaerlose2.5 
 2. Hoier, Aabyhoj0.5 
 3. Moore, Lemvig0.5 
 4. Gerlyng-H., Horsh.0.5 
 5. Schicher, Lemvig0.5 
 6. Hesseldal, Horsholm0.5 
 7. Hatch, Lemvig0.5 
 8. Dokkedal, Vaerlose0.5 
 9. Kjems-K., Aabyhoj0.0 
 10. Chili, Vaerlose0.0 



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  EGYPT   


Dakar 2012: Tunisia lost race for bronze, lose to Egypt 44-45 in OT - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The hope of Tunisia of returning home with the bronze medal of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women was dashed at the dying seconds of the over-time thus allowing former champion Egypt to sweep to a 45-44 points win.

Tunisia won the first and third quarters (10-04 and 19-12) while Egypt rallied its clear court vision style of play to win the second fourth and the over-time (12-04, 10-05 and 07-06) despite Tunisia forward, Hamrouni Houda having a good run which saw her scoring a double double of 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists.

Egypt point guard Soraya Deghady led her team with 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 steal with Farida Enam to complete the defeat of Tunisia in the bronze medal game.

Tunisia assistant coach Ahmed Yasser told FIBA Africa in a post match chat that though is painful losing the title it hoped to defend but the take solace in returning with the bronze medial.

The coach who tipped Senegal to win the title for the good conduct of it fans says Mali might as well spring some surprises if the Mali coach could manage his star-players, according to him Mali parade the best post players of the championship and this could be a nightmare for Senegal.
Soraia Deghady (95)



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  FRANCE   

Standings - LFB

LFB Standings
 1. Bourges 2-0 
 2. Landes 2-0 
 3. Lattes Montp. 2-0 
 4. Nantes 2-0 
 5. Toulouse 1-1 
 6. Aix-en-Provence 1-1 
 7. Charleville 1-1 
 8. Perpignan 1-1 
 9. Lyon 1-1 
 10. Mondeville 1-1 
 11. Arras 0-2 
 12. Tarbes 0-2 
 13. Union Hainaut 0-2 
 14. Villeneuve 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: Nantes - Villeneuve 84-74
Sep. 29: Aix-en-Provence - Lyon 69-67
Sep. 29: Toulouse - Mondeville 61-58
Sep. 29: Tarbes - Lattes Montp. 56-75
Sep. 29: Charleville - Bourges 49-60
Sep. 29: Union Hainaut - Perpignan 47-62
Sep. 29: Arras - Landes 42-53

Regular Season: Round 3

Oct. 6: Mondeville - Tarbes
Oct. 6: Perpignan - Toulouse
Oct. 6: Villeneuve - Aix-en-Provence
Oct. 6: Lyon - Charleville
Oct. 5: Landes - Nantes
Oct. 6: Lattes Montp. - Union Hainaut
Oct. 5: Bourges - Arras


LFB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Gaelle SKRELA
  Lattes M.
  (177-G-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Skrela, Lattes M.19.5 
 2. Dieme, Villeneuve17.5 
 3. Dumerc, Bourges16.0 
 4. Robert, Lattes M.15.5 
 5. Podrug, Lyon15.5 
 6. Sy-Diop, Lyon15.0 
 7. Amant, Nantes13.5 
 8. Diawara, Charlevil.13.5 
 9. Salagnac, Tarbes13.0 
 10. Francis, Aix-en.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stephany SKRBA
  Bourges
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Skrba, Bourges12.0 
 2. Francis, Aix-en.10.5 
 3. Bonnan, Charleville9.5 
 4. Dabo, Arras9.0 
 5. Robert, Lattes M.8.5 
 6. Sy-Diop, Lyon8.0 
 7. Thorburn, Aix-en.8.0 
 8. Troina, Nantes8.0 
 9. Guzman, Landes7.5 
 10. Humphrey, Landes7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Landes
  (172-SG-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Guzman, Landes5.0 
 2. Bremont, Lattes M.4.5 
 3. Salagnac, Tarbes4.0 
 4. Baer, Lyon4.0 
 5. Podrug, Lyon4.0 
 6. Plagnard, Lyon4.0 
 7. Bonnan, Charleville3.5 
 8. Aubert, Nantes3.5 
 9. Dumerc, Bourges3.5 
 10. Skrela, Lattes M.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Geraldine ROBERT
  Lattes M.
  (184-F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Robert, Lattes M.3.0 
 2. Dieme, Villeneuve3.0 
 3. Michel, Nantes3.0 
 4. Gomis, Arras3.0 
 5. El Gargati, Tarbes2.0 
 6. Pochet, Villeneuve2.0 
 7. Rad, Tarbes2.0 
 8. Bremont, Lattes M.2.0 
 9. Cata-Chitiga, Latt.2.0 
 10. Ocete, Tarbes2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Emmeline NDONGUE
  Bourges
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ndongue, Bourges3.0 
 2. Francis, Aix-en.2.5 
 3. Tolo, Aix-en-P.2.0 
 4. Sy-Diop, Lyon2.0 
 5. Baer, Lyon1.5 
 6. Digbeu, Villeneuve1.5 
 7. Page, Lyon1.5 
 8. Podrug, Lyon1.0 
 9. Salagnac, Tarbes1.0 
 10. Diawara, Charlevi.1.0 


Standings - NF1 (Women) - by Eurobasket News

LF2 Standings
 1. Angers 1-0 
 2. LTB 29 1-0 
 3. Nice 1-0 
 4. Pau Orthez 1-0 
 5. Armentieres 0-0 
 6. CFBB 0-0 
 7. COB Calais 0-0 
 8. Laveyron 0-0 
 9. Roche 0-0 
 10. Dunkerque 0-1 
 11. Limoges 0-1 
 12. Reims 0-1 
 13. SIG 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Dunkerque - Pau Orthez 90-96
Sep. 29: Limoges - LTB 29 79-87
Sep. 29: Reims - Nice 57-66
Sep. 29: SIG - Angers 51-65

Regular Season: Round 2

Oct. 6: Angers - CFBB
Oct. 6: LTB 29 - SIG
Oct. 6: Pau Orthez - COB Calais
Oct. 6: Laveyron - Dunkerque
Oct. 6: Nice - Roche



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  GERMANY   

Standings - Women

DBBL Standings
 1. Oberhausen 1-0 
 2. Osnabruck 1-0 
 3. Wasserburg 1-0 
 4. BG 89 Avides 0-0 
 5. Freiburg 0-0 
 6. Halle 0-0 
 7. Heli Girls 0-0 
 8. Herner 0-0 
 9. Wolfenbuettel 0-0 
 10. Bamberg 0-1 
 11. Marburg 0-1 
 12. Rhein MB 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Osnabruck - Rhein MB 76-66
Sep. 29: Marburg - Wasserburg 54-80
Sep. 29: Bamberg - Oberhausen 41-54
Sep. 30: BG 89 Avides - Freiburg
Sep. 30: Herner - Wolfenbuettel
Sep. 30: Heli Girls - Halle


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Jasmine BYRD
  Osnabruck
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 34
 1. Byrd, Osnabruck34.0 
 2. Karel, Rhein MB21.0 
 3. Schwagmeyer, Osna.15.0 
 4. Wagner, Rhein MB13.0 
 5. Dukes, Rhein MB13.0 
 6. Covington, Rhein M.13.0 
 7. Hootmann, Osnab.9.0 
 8. Pace, Osnabruck5.0 
 9. Dietrich, Rhein MB4.0 
 10. Hoehne, Osnabru.4.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anya COVINGTON
  Rhein M.
  (187-F-90)
  Avg: 13
 1. Covington, Rhein M.13.0 
 2. Dukes, Rhein MB11.0 
 3. Pace, Osnabruck10.0 
 4. Hoehne, Osnabruck7.0 
 5. Schwagmeyer, Osna.7.0 
 6. Hootmann, Osnab.6.0 
 7. Byrd, Osnabruck4.0 
 8. Ochs, Osnabruck4.0 
 9. Kammer, Rhein MB3.0 
 10. Wagner, Rhein MB3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jessica HOOTMANN
  Osnab.
  (190-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hootmann, Osnab.3.0 
 2. Pace, Osnabruck3.0 
 3. Hoehne, Osnabruck2.0 
 4. Schwagmeyer, Osna.1.0 
 5. Karel, Rhein MB1.0 
 6. Dukes, Rhein MB1.0 
 7. Covington, Rhein M.1.0 
 8. Rexroth, Rhein MB1.0 
 9. Wagner, Rhein MB1.0 
 10. Byrd, Osnabruck1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jasmine BYRD
  Osnabruck
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Byrd, Osnabruck4.0 
 2. Pace, Osnabruck4.0 
 3. Wagner, Rhein MB3.0 
 4. Covington, Rhein M.2.0 
 5. Ripper, Rhein MB1.0 
 6. Kammer, Rhein MB1.0 
 7. Mueller, Osnabruck1.0 
 8. Ochs, Osnabruck1.0 
 9. Schwagmeyer, Osna.1.0 
 10. Hoehne, Osnabru.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alyssa KAREL
  Rhein MB
  (170-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karel, Rhein MB2.0 
 2. Schulte to B., Osn.1.0 
 3. Hoehne, Osnabruck1.0 
 4. Covington, Rhein M.1.0 
 5. Kammer, Rhein MB0.0 
 6. Dietrich, Rhein MB0.0 
 7. Pace, Osnabruck0.0 
 8. Byrd, Osnabruck0.0 
 9. Mueller, Osnabruck0.0 
 10. Ripper, Rhein MB0.0 



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  HONG KONG   


Hong Kong U18 National Team 2012 - by Simas

4 Wong Ka Yee 172-F-94 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
5 Wong Man Sze 170-G-95 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
6 Leung Wai 170-F-96 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
7 Li Tsz Kwan 169-F-95 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
8 Lo Hoi Lam 169-G-94 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
9 Lo Hiu Ying 164-G-94 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
10 Tong Hiu Lui 169-F-95 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
11 Seung Hui Ying 162-G-96 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
12 Kwong Hiu Lam 163-PG-94 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
13 Chan Wai Ping 177-C-95 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
14 So Suet Ying 167-F-94 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong
15 Liu Wing Sum 170-F-94 HKG U18 NT Hong Kong

Tam Yau Tong Head Coach HKG U18 NT Hong Kong



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  INDIA   


Indian U18 National Team 2012 - by Simas

4 Sangeeta Kaur 165-F-96 Bihar India
5 Rini Lawrence 163-PG-94
6 Madhu Kumari 165-G/F-95 West Bengal India
7 Shireen Vijay Limaye 187-C-95 Maharashtra India
8 Anjana Ekka 174-F-95
9 Anjana Geetha 177-F-94
10 P.S. Jeena 178-F-94 Kerala India
11 Sharanjeet Kaur 165-F-96
12 Kritika Divadkar 179-F-95 Maharashtra India
13 Poonam Chaturvedi 204-C-95 Chhattisgarh India
14 Raja Priyadarshini 178-F-94
15 Sneha Rajguru 178-F-94 Maharashtra India

Harjinder Simak Head Coach
Shiba Maggon Assistant



U18 Asia Championship: India roll over Singapore - by Eurobasket News

Singapore U18-India U18 53:93

India roll over Singapore in the second game of the first day at the U18 Asia Championship. India won all the quarters of the game for the final 93:53 win.
India started the game with 24-18 and never looked behind. They added 22-12 in the second half and led 46:30 at the halftime. Moreover India won the third period 23-13 and finished the game with 24-10. Anjana Ekka (174-F-95) brought the last points for the winning side making the final result in the game.
P.S. Jeena (178-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Rajapriyadharshini RAJAGANAPATHI collected 20 points and 10 boards. Shireen Vijay Limaye (187-C-95) picked up 12 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists, while Anjana Ekka scored 8.
Kai Ting Shermaine SEE replied with 16 points in defeat and Su Wei NG as well as Tok Hui Min (163-G-94) followed her with 7 apiece.

Singapore U18: Kai Ting Shermaine SEE 16, Su Wei NG 7 Tok Hui Min 7
India U18: P.S. Jeena 28, Rajapriyadharshini RAJAGANAPATHI 20+10 rebs, Shireen Vijay Limaye 12+13 rebs+9 ast, Anjana Ekka 8



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL Women

WJBL Standings
 1. JX Sunflowers 2-0 
 2. Mitsubishi K. 2-0 
 3. Chanson V-M 1-0 
 4. Ebara Vickies 1-0 
 5. Fujitsu RW 1-0 
 6. Toyota B SR 1-0 
 7. Denso Iris 0-1 
 8. Hitachi Cougars 0-1 
 9. Niigata 0-1 
 10. Yamanashi QB 0-1 
 11. Aishin AW 0-2 
 12. Toyota A. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 2

Sep. 29: JX Sunflowers - Toyota A. 67-51
Sep. 29: Hitachi Cougars - Toyota B SR 66-79
Sep. 29: Ebara Vickies - Yamanashi QB 62-51
Sep. 29: Aishin AW - Mitsubishi K. 60-63
Sep. 29: Denso Iris - Fujitsu RW 59-68
Sep. 29: Niigata - Chanson V-M 55-68

Regular Season: Round 3

Sep. 30: Toyota B SR - Hitachi Cougars
Sep. 30: Fujitsu RW - Denso Iris
Sep. 30: Chanson V-M - Niigata
Sep. 30: Yamanashi QB - Ebara Vickies


U18 Asia Championship: Japan prevail against South Korea in opener - by Eurobasket News

Japan U18 - South Korea U18 94:81

Japan opened win count at U18 Asia Championship. They held off South Korean counterparts in opener. Miyuki Kawamura (183-C-94) stepped up with 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the winners.
Japan left South Korea behind in the opening frame. They went on a 25:8 run to take a comfortable lead at the first break. Japan maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The scoreboard read 45:25 for Japan at the interval. Japan unleashed 30 points in the third quarter to ensure a 21-point buffer before the fourth term. South Korea managed to sweeten the pill in the final period cutting the deficit at 13-point mark at the end. Saki Matsumoto (176-CF-94) provided 22 points, while Kanako Masuoka (173-G-94) and Manami Fujioka (168-G-94) added 11 points each for the winners. Ku Seul (183-C-94) answered with 21 points and 9 boards for South Korea. Kim Leeseul (170-G-94) added 13 points in the loss.

Japan U18: Miyuki Kawamura 23+17 boards, Saki Matsumoto 22, Kanako Masuoka 11, Manami Fujioka 11
South Korea U18: Ku Seul 21, Kim Leeseul 13



Japanese U18 National Team 2012 - by Simas

Japanese U18 National Team 2012
#s#
Saki Matsumoto
Matsumoto
Manami Fujioka
Fujioka
Yunika Nakamura
Nakamura
Haruka Hatakenaka
Hatakenaka
Saori Miyazaki
Miyazaki
#e#5
4 Saki Matsumoto 176-CF-94 Mitsubishi K. Japan
5 Manami Fujioka 168-G-94
6 Akie Hayasaka 175-G-94
7 Yuki Kitamura 170-G-94
8 Mirai Tamura 164-PG-94
9 Nozomi Kato 175-F-94
10 Maria Kawakami 172-G-94
11 Miyuki Kawamura 183-C-94
12 Kanako Masuoka 173-G-94
13 Yunika Nakamura 177-PF-95
14 Haruka Hatakenaka 194-PF-95
15 Saori Miyazaki 165-SG-95

Tasusii Isshiki Head Coach



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Kazakhstan U18 National Team 2012 - by Simas

4 Kristina Nossova 167-G-96
5 Dinara Moldakhmetova 176-G-94
6 Oxana Bagmet 170-G-96
7 Anastassiya Ovechkina 177-G-95
8 Aziza Temirgazy 172-G-94
9 Anna Zlobina 169-G-95 Irtysh Kazakhstan
10 Daria Li 184-C-94 Taraz Kazakhstan
12 Xeniya Golod 171-G-94
13 Anastassiya Begun 184-F-95
14 Farida Abenova 195-C-95
15 Aigerim Otepbergen 188-C-95

Alexey Borodin Head Coach



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  LATVIA   


Tarsus inks Latvian National Team PF/C Liene Jansone - by Eurobasket News

Liene Jansone (191-F/C-81, college: Siena) will continue her career in Turkey. The Latvian National Team PF/C penned a 1-year deal with Tarsus. She arrives to the club from Pays d'Aix Basket 13 Provence. For 26 French LFB games last season Jansone had 9.7 ppg and 6 rpg. The player split 2010/11 season between Italian Venezia and Comense. With Comense she had 8.4 ppg and 5 rpg for 16 games. Before that with Venezia Jensone collected 10.6 ppg and 5 rpg for 5 EuroCup games. Her numbers were lower in SerieA. In the past, Liene Jensone played for Umbertide and Sika Brno. She also has experience from Spain and Israel. Liene Jansone is active member of the Latvian National Team since 2005. She had 13.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 2 apg for 8 games in 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications.


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  LUXEMBOURG   

Standings - Women

Diekirch League Standings
 1. Amicale 1-0 
 2. AB Contern 0-0 
 3. Basket Esch 0-0 
 4. Etzella 0-0 
 5. Musel Pikes 0-0 
 6. Sparta 0-0 
 7. T71 Dudelange 0-0 
 8. Racing 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Racing - Amicale 62-97
Sep. 29: Basket Esch - AB Contern
Sep. 30: Etzella - T71 Dudelange
Sep. 30: Sparta - Musel Pikes


Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Meghan GARDLER
  Amicale
  (180-F/C-88)
  Avg: 39
 1. Gardler, Amicale39.0 
 2. Manakova, Amicale29.0 
 3. Stevenson, Racing24.0 
 4. Pierce, Racing15.0 
 5. Grethen, Amicale10.0 
 6. Bausch, Amicale10.0 
 7. Lemmer, Racing7.0 
 8. Rassel, Racing5.0 
 9. Wiance, Racing4.0 
 10. Sclisizzi, Racing4.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Meghan GARDLER
  Amicale
  (180-F/C-88)
  Avg: 17
 1. Gardler, Amicale17.0 
 2. Stevenson, Racing13.0 
 3. Manakova, Amicale9.0 
 4. Wiance, Racing5.0 
 5. Fehlen, Amicale4.0 
 6. Pierce, Racing4.0 
 7. Rassel, Racing4.0 
 8. Marcus, Amicale3.0 
 9. Mangen, Amicale3.0 
 10. Lemmer, Racing3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Petra MANAKOVA
  Amicale
  (195-F/C-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Manakova, Amicale4.0 
 2. Grethen, Amicale3.0 
 3. Meintz, Amicale2.0 
 4. Stevenson, Racing2.0 
 5. Bausch, Amicale2.0 
 6. Marcus, Amicale2.0 
 7. Van Dyck, Amicale1.0 
 8. Mangen, Amicale1.0 
 9. Wiance, Racing1.0 
 10. Rassel, Racing1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Meghan GARDLER
  Amicale
  (180-F/C-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Gardler, Amicale5.0 
 2. Manakova, Amicale5.0 
 3. Stevenson, Racing3.0 
 4. Pierce, Racing3.0 
 5. Flick, Amicale2.0 
 6. Mangen, Amicale2.0 
 7. Rassel, Racing1.0 
 8. Bausch, Amicale1.0 
 9. Marcus, Amicale1.0 
 10. Meintz, Amicale1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Celeste STEVENSON
  Racing
  (180-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1
 1. Stevenson, Racing1.0 
 2. Flick, Amicale1.0 
 3. Marcus, Amicale1.0 
 4. Mangen, Amicale1.0 
 5. Lemmer, Racing0.0 
 6. Grethen, Amicale0.0 
 7. Gardler, Amicale0.0 
 8. Rassel, Racing0.0 
 9. Fehlen, Amicale0.0 
 10. Meintz, Amicale0.0 



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  MALAYSIA   


U18 Asia Championship: Thailand upset hosts in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Malaysia U18 - Thailand U18 57:62

Thailand victoriously opened their U18 Asia Championship campaign. They knocked down hosting Malaysia in Johor Bahru for the opening win at Level I. Sirirak Daenkaewmoon (170-G-94) came up with 20 points to pace the winners.
It was all going Malaysia way in the first quarter. The hosts started strong and posted a 25:9 lead after ten minutes. Thailand stopped the rot midway through the second frame. The visitors were able to cut the deficit at 14-point mark at halftime 26:40. Thailand went on a 19:3 run in the third quarter to surge in front. Malaysia were able to draw things level at 45 heading into the fourth frame. The teams kept it close throughout the final minutes but Thailand proved just more accurate in the dying stages to snatch a valuable win at the end. Supira Kianbut (175-C-94) accounted for 12 points, while Jittima Pinkaeng (174-F-94) and Sirisup Soonthornsaratool (163-PG-94) added 8 points each in the victory. Phey Chi Low (170-G-94) and Shi yeng Ng (186-C-94) answered with 17 points apiece for Malaysia.

Malaysia U18: Phey Chi Low 17, Shi yeng Ng 17
Thailand U18: Sirirak Daenkaewmoon 20, Supira Kianbut 12, Jittima Pinkaeng 8, Sirisup Soonthornsaratool 8



Malaysian U18 National Team 2012 - by Simas

4 Hui Yong Tan 164-G-96
5 Chu Yun Teo 165-G/F-96
6 Pik Jin Lee 170-F-95
7 Phei Ling Lee 170-F-96
8 Xue Ying Lam 170-F-95
9 Phey Chi Low 170-G-94
10 Chiew Yen Lee 168-G/F-95
11 Yi Ying Yap 170-F-94
12 Yu Xin Yap 171-F-95
13 Mui Khiun Chong 175-C-95
14 Shi yeng Ng 186-C-94
15 Chai Qian 167-F-96

Seck Yun Choo Head Coach



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Dakar 2012: Superb Traore lifts Mali over Egypt - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The second semi final of the Dakar 2012 Afrobasket for U18 Women is a game former champion Egypt will not forget in a hurry as they were bundled out by Mali after racing to a 20-16 points first quarter win with Mali centre energetic Aminata Traore becoming the heroin of the match.

The youthful forward who netted 26 of her side 69 points of the night was splendid with her defensive role combine with good ball handling and scoring prowess.

The player who is line for the championship most valuable player award provided some of the answer her team require to dominate the Egyptian from the second quarter until the buzzer as Mali easily took the second and third quarter and wade off some form of pull back by Egypt in the last quarter (14-07, 23-12 and 16-15) for a final score line of 69-54 points in favour of Mali.

Traore also grab 8 rebound, 2 assist and one block shot she was joined by her compatriot Mariam Kone who scored 10 of her 14 points in the second half while Fanta Guindo grabbed 10 rebound, 9 points, 4 assist and 4 steal as Mali square up against Senegal in the grand finale on Saturday.
Aminata Traore (186-C-95)



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  NCAA1   


Texas to honor Jody Conradt with statue in arena - by Eurobasket News

The University of Texas will honor former women's coach Jody Conradt with a bronze statue inside the Longhorns' basketball arena.

Conradt coached Texas from 1976 to 2007 and finished with a career record 900-307. Texas won the national championship in 1986 and Conradt was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. She also was Texas' women's athletic director from 1992-2001.

Texas officials said Friday the statue will be dedicated in a private ceremony on Oct. 5 before going on permanent display in the Frank Erwin Center. Former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt is expected to attend the dedication.

Conradt will be just the second female public figure to have a statue dedicated on the Texas campus, joining civil rights champion and former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan.

Courtesy of www2.wjtv.com



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Standings - Women

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Sep. 29: Gimle - Ulriken 86-61
Sep. 30: BC Asker - Oslo Tigers


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sthefany THOMAS
  Gimle
  (173-G-89)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Thomas, Gimle21.8 
 2. Udenze, Gimle20.3 
 3. Breivik, Ulriken15.8 
 4. Skorpen, BC Asker15.0 
 5. Nesse, Ammerud15.0 
 6. Henriksen, Gimle14.0 
 7. Karlstad, Ulriken11.8 
 8. Fadnes, Ullern11.0 
 9. Lindholm, BC Asker11.0 
 10. Grimstad, Ulriken11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justina UDENZE
  Gimle
  (189-C-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Udenze, Gimle20.0 
 2. Payasli, Oslo Tige.8.3 
 3. Thomas, Gimle8.0 
 4. Breivik, Ulriken7.8 
 5. McCarthy, Ullern7.0 
 6. Kristiansen, Ulrik.6.8 
 7. Granheim, BC Asker6.7 
 8. Grindelid, Ammerud6.3 
 9. Kroge, Ammerud6.0 
 10. Gnaly, Ullern5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kristine SKORPEN
  BC Asker
  (170-PG-94)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Skorpen, BC Asker5.3 
 2. Muren, Ullern3.7 
 3. Fadnes, Ullern3.0 
 4. Thomas, Gimle3.0 
 5. Henriksen, Gimle2.8 
 6. Lovik, Ammerud2.7 
 7. Gnaly, Ullern2.7 
 8. Udenze, Gimle2.3 
 9. Aas, Ammerud2.3 
 10. Granheim, BC Asker2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sthefany THOMAS
  Gimle
  (173-G-89)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Thomas, Gimle4.5 
 2. Andersson, Ullern3.0 
 3. Grimstad, Ulriken2.8 
 4. Fadnes, Ullern2.7 
 5. El-Masrouri, Oslo2.7 
 6. Granheim, BC Asker2.3 
 7. Breivik, Ulriken2.3 
 8. Skorpen, BC Asker2.3 
 9. Karlstad, Ulriken2.0 
 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. Grindelid, Ammerud1.3 
 4. Reagan, BC Asker1.3 
 5. Udenze, Gimle1.3 
 6. Breivik, Ulriken1.0 
 7. Henriksen, Gimle0.8 
 8. Payasli, Oslo Tige.0.7 
 9. Da Silva, Oslo T.0.7 
 10. Lindholm, BC Asker0.7 



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Standings - PLKK

PLKK Standings
 1. Artego Bydg. 1-0 
 2. Gorzow 1-0 
 3. Wisla Can-Pak 1-0 
 4. BI SSA Gdynia 0-0 
 5. CCC Polkowice 0-0 
 6. Lider Pruszkow 0-0 
 7. PTK Pabianice 0-0 
 8. ROW Rybnik 0-0 
 9. AZS Rzeszow 0-1 
 10. Energa Torun 0-1 
 11. Widzew 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Sep. 29: Gorzow - Widzew 92-69
Sep. 29: Energa Torun - Artego Bydg. 62-74
Sep. 28: AZS Rzeszow - Wisla Can-Pak 39-78
Sep. 30: ROW Rybnik - BI SSA Gdynia
Sep. 30: CCC Polkowice - Lider Pruszkow


Stats Leaders - PLKK

Points Per Game
 Sybil DOSTY
  Gorzow
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Dosty, Gorzow26.0 
 2. McBride, Artego B.24.0 
 3. Skobel, Gorzow19.0 
 4. Kaczmarska, AZS R.18.0 
 5. Horti, Wisla C.17.0 
 6. Nwagbo, Gorzow17.0 
 7. Tondel, Widzew15.0 
 8. Zurowska, Wisla C.15.0 
 9. Rzeznik, Widzew14.0 
 10. Ross, Energa Tor.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charity SZCZECHOWIAK
  Artego B.
  (191-C-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Szczechowiak, Arte.14.0 
 2. Nwagbo, Gorzow10.0 
 3. McBride, Artego B.10.0 
 4. Szott, Artego Byd.9.0 
 5. Kedzia, AZS R.9.0 
 6. Tondel, Widzew8.0 
 7. Dosty, Gorzow7.0 
 8. Skobel, Gorzow7.0 
 9. Morris, Artego B.7.0 
 10. Misiek, Energa T.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julie MCBRIDE
  Artego B.
  (165-G-82)
  Avg: 7
 1. McBride, Artego B.7.0 
 2. Pawlak, Wisla C.5.0 
 3. De Mondt, Wisla C.5.0 
 4. Pawlak, Widzew4.0 
 5. Szott, Artego Byd.4.0 
 6. Idczak, Energa T.4.0 
 7. Dzwigalska, Gorzow4.0 
 8. Makowska, Gorzow4.0 
 9. Misiek, Energa T.3.0 
 10. Nwagbo, Gorzow3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julie MCBRIDE
  Artego B.
  (165-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. McBride, Artego B.6.0 
 2. Mukosiej, AZS R.5.0 
 3. Szott, Artego Byd.4.0 
 4. Szczechowiak, Arte.4.0 
 5. Kopczyk, Widzew3.0 
 6. Morris, Artego B.3.0 
 7. Nwagbo, Gorzow3.0 
 8. Cvetanovic, Energa3.0 
 9. Pawlak, Wisla C.3.0 
 10. Horti, Wisla C.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Charity SZCZECHOWIAK
  Artego B.
  (191-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Szczechowiak, Arte.3.0 
 2. Tlumak, Energa T.2.0 
 3. Horti, Wisla C.2.0 
 4. Kaczmarska, AZS R.1.0 
 5. Krezel, Wisla C.1.0 
 6. Misiek, Energa T.1.0 
 7. Idczak, Energa T.1.0 
 8. Ouvina, Wisla C.1.0 
 9. Czarnecka, Wisla C.1.0 
 10. Szott, Artego By.1.0 



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Standings - Women

BSNF Standings
 1. Morovis M. 10-3 
 2. Carolina G. 10-3 
 3. Quebradillas 10-4 
 4. San German 8-6 
 5. Juncos V. 6-8 
 6. Aguas B.T. 3-9 
 7. Ponce L. 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 12

Sep. 27: San German - Carolina G. 80-94
Sep. 27: Juncos V. - Morovis M. 70-78
Sep. 26: Aguas B.T. - Quebradillas 60-78

Regular Season: Round 13

Oct. 1: Carolina G. - Ponce L.
Sep. 29: Morovis M. - Quebradillas
Oct. 2: Quebradillas - San German
Oct. 3: Aguas B.T. - Carolina G.
Oct. 3: Ponce L. - Morovis M.


Stats Leaders - Superleague 25

Points Per Game
 Monique MARTIN
  Aguas B.T.
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Martin, Aguas B.T.27.6 
 2. Valentin, Carolina22.3 
 3. Werema, Juncos V.21.4 
 4. Williams, Morovis18.7 
 5. Lewis, Ponce L.17.8 
 6. Jones, Carolina G.17.5 
 7. Bruszewski, Quebra.