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  ABA   



DALLAS IMPACT PREVAIL IN TEXAS SHOOTOUT - by Eurobasket Center

Metroplex Lightning of the UBL faced Texas rival Dallas Impact. This game was exciting from start to finish. Back n forth majority of 1st half with Impact leading 76-84 at the half. Sparks weren't the only thing flying in South Dallas that night. Lightning forward Antwain Habersham (6'4''-PF) went 6-7 fg in 1st half scoring 13. Metro had NO ANSWER for Keandre Derrick (6'1''-G-88)! "This kid is something special".
Coach Washington said: Keandre ...finished the half with 30 points. Scoring in all fashions from jumpers to dunks. Metro needed a answer for him but couldn't find one in the 1st half. So they turned to defensive specialist DJ Perkins. He was able to slow down the Derrick to 13 points in the 2nd half.
Lightning star 6th man Deandre Brown (5'11''-G-88, college: Louisiana Tech) matched Derrick both finishing with 41 & 43 points.
Both players had th egym rocking with play after play. Coach Mitchell said "We played better in the 2nd half. No defense on our end was played at all but it hurt us with the bad shooting of SG Torrence Moody (5'10''-G-76). Shooting 2-12 fg.
Key players for Lightning were Jarvis Bradley with 30 points 15 rebounds & Tay Minnieweather 10 points and 10 assists.
Dallas Impact Ginovanni Alexander finished with 21 points 5 rebs 7as zero turnovers. Impact superstar Ken Hewitt had 22 points 16 reb and 7 assist.
Look for updates on both teams. Final score 143-150 Impact!!

Dallas Impact
Butler 11 pts 9reb
Derrick 43 pts 6 reb
Battle 27pts 6 as
Hewitt 22 pts 16 reb 7as
Randle 8pts
Alexander 21pts 5 reb 7as
Jackson 15pts 10 reb
Tate 4pts

Metroplex Lightning
Brown 41pts 5reb
Moody 5pts 4as 2-12 fg
Tay 10pts 10as 7reb
Grimes 14pts 8reb
Bradley 30 pts 15reb 4stls
Habersham 16pts 10reb
Perkins 15pts 9reb
Henry 6pts 2reb
White 5pts 3reb 3as 4stls



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Somalia may field strongest team ever - by Kristian Santiago

If all the chosen players make it to Dar es Salaam for the Zone V African Basketball Championship-qualifiers, coach Cumar Barajab may has a good chance to surprise some of the teams that are participating in this event next week.

Faisal Aden (193-G-89, college: Washington St.), who recently played in the D-League after finishing up his college basketball-career at Washington State, should be the go-to-guy on Somalia's roster.
Others like Osman Olol (205-F-88) (Coppin State and currently in Canada at St. Mary's), Abdi Faras (203) (Barstow Community College) or Munye Sufi (Ohio State-Marion) played college-ball in the US and with the addition of Netherlands-based Hoessein Addow (205-F-70, agency: R.H.Consultancy), the team does not lack height at all in the paint. The most experienced player is certainly Yusuf Qaafow (190-G-87), who played several seasons in the NBL, Australia's highest basketball level. Seattle-based Tabid Mohamed, the Canadian-trio of Osman Mohamed, Liban Hassan and Husein Mahdi rounding up the picture.



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  ARGENTINA   


Argentinian LigaA round 17 (Second Stage) best performance: Gaston Luchino - by Eurobasket News

Guard Gaston Luchino (183-G-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for Argentino, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17 (Second Stage).
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, five rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Lanus (#2, 19-9) 88-76. Argentino is placed at 6th position in Argentinian LigaA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Argentino will need more victories to improve their 16-13 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Luchino as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Gaston Luchino averages this season 6.7ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Edward Nelson (203-F-82, agency: Dream Team Management) of 9 de Julio. Nelson had a very good evening with 33 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as 9 de Julio was edged by the higher-ranked GECR Indalo (#10, 13-15) 88-86. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. 9 de Julio keeps 14th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-19 record. Nelson is a newcomer at 9 de Julio, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.0ppg (#2). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Italian center Juan Manuel Torres (210-C-84) of Wuber-Est.Bahia (#12). Torres scored 21 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Wuber-Est.Bahia, leading his team to a 75-61 easy win against the higher-ranked Boca Jrs (#7, 15-12). The chances of Wuber-Est.Bahia ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 15 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Torres could help Wuber-Est.Bahia to bring them higher in the standings. Torres has a very solid season. In 25 games in Argentina he scored 8.8ppg. He also has 5.8rpg and FGP: 53.0%. Juan Manuel Torres has also Argentinian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) of Lanus - 23 points and 11 rebounds
5. Diego Romero (203-C-82) of GECR Indalo - 22 points and 8 rebounds
6. Hernando Salles (183-G-79) of Olimpico LB - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Gabriel Mikulas (200-F-80) of Libertad S. - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Gregory Lewis (200-F-78) of La Union - 22 points and 9 rebounds
9. Jason Robinson (196-F-80) of GECR Indalo - 21 points and 4 rebounds
10. Damian Tintorelli (204-C-81) of Quimsa - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Adrian Moss joins Aguada, ex Union Progr. - by Eurobasket News

Atletico Aguada (LUB) agreed terms with 32-year old American forward Adrian Moss (203-108kg-81, college: Florida). He just played at Union Progresista in Argentinian league. In 21 LigaA games this season he had 10.2ppg and 6.5rpg. Moss also played at ESSM Le Portel Cote dOpale (ProB) in French ProB earlier that season. The last season he played at Palencia Baloncesto (LEB Gold) in Spanish LEB Gold. In 34 games last year he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg and 6.1rpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Honorable Mention.
The previous (10-11) season Moss played at Kiryat Tivon (National League) in Israeli National League. In two games that year he recorded 9.5ppg and 5.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won NCAA championship title in 2006. Moss was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen 1st Team back in 2007.
He is quite experienced player. Moss has played also professionally in Germany (Science City Jena and Eisbaeren Bremerhaven), Switzerland (Lausanne), Spain (Ourense and Caceres Basket) and Denmark (Randers).
He attended University of Florida until 2006 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
On Moss: A relentless rebounder and shot blocker with good range for a big man. Runs the floor well and can play with his back to the basket. Will provide depth in the front court positions. Has a competitive spirit.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Libertad Sunchales tab DerMarr Johnson, ex Osos - by Eurobasket News

Libertad Sunchales (LigaA) inked 33-year old American guard DerMarr Johnson (206-95kg-80, college: Cincinnati). He played recently at Osos in Mexico. In 6 games this season he averaged impressive 26.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. The last season Johnson played at Barako Bull (PBA) in Filipino PBA. In four games last year he had very impressive stats: 20.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8spg and 1.3bpg.
The previous (2011) summer he played at Bucaros (Copa Federacion) in Colombian Copa Federacion. He helped them to win the league title. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Latinbasket.com Colombian Federation Cup All-Imports Team. Johnson also spent pre-season at Sagesse (Division A) in Lebanese Division A earlier that year.
In 2000 he was drafted by Atlanta Hawks (NBA) in first round (6th overall). The former University of Cincinnati standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Johnson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in China (Beijing Ducks and Jiangsu Dragons), Italy, Puerto Rico (Caciques and Ponce), Saudi Arabia (Al Hilal), NBA (Washington Wizards) and D-League (Austin Toros).
Johnsons game is described as: There is not much that DerMarr Johnson could not do on the basketball court. His 6-9 size gives him the presence of a big man, but his array of excellent basketball skills combined with his athletic ability make him a talented swing player. The problem is that he showed to be a little so "soft" in the clutch moments of the game, and his first approach with the intensity of European leagues was disappointing....

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PickandRollWeb)



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1. KL Dragons 2-0 
 2. Petron Blaze 1-0 
 3. Singapore S. 1-0 
 4. Saigon H. 1-1 
 5. Satria Muda 0-1 
 6. Thailand S. 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Jan. 18: Thailand S. - KL Dragons 83-91
Jan. 16: Thailand S. - Saigon H. 75-77
Jan. 19: Saigon H. - Satria Muda


Thailand Slammers ink Christien Charles - by Eurobasket News

Chang Thailand Slammers (ASEAN League) signed 32-year old American power forward Christien Charles (216-102kg-81, college: Villanova). He just played at Chicago Steam (ABA) in the U.S.. The last season Charles played at Al Ahli (Premier League) in Saudi Arabian Premier League. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The previous (10-11) season Charles played at Al Jaish (Division I) in Syrian Division I. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League 2nd Team.
Charles won Syrian League championship title in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Charles has played also professionally in Iran (Ararat), Lebanon (Al Riyadi and Champville), Serbia, Dominican Republic (Cocolos) and Syria (Al Jalaa).
He attended Villanova University until 2006 and it will be his seventh season as a professional player.
Charles could be described: Christien is a true 7 footer who has tremendously improved his game since he finished college due to an outstanding work ethic. As a reserve on the nationally ranked Villanova team, Christien had the opportunity to be trained by some of the best coaches in the country. He has developed into a very good player who plays with a lot of energy and heart. Very active big man that can run the floor extremely well. Fundamentally sound. Rebounds, passes well, scores and blocks shots. If left open, he can also knock down the 15 foot jump shot with consistency. Slender build. Must improve strength to reach full potential. Once rated as a top 5 high school center in the country behind such notable current NBA centers Tyson Chandler & Eddie Curry. Made Chicago Bulls summer league squad that featured Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah & Tyrus Thomas. Solid overseas resume that includes back to back championships with two different teams. Coachable, unselfish team player that has been groomed by the likes of Jay Wright & legendary big man coach Pete Newell. Christien would be a valuable asset to any team looking to add some size & skill.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 14-3 
 2. Wildcats 12-4 
 3. Kings 10-9 
 4. Hawks 8-8 
 5. Tigers 6-9 
 6. 36ers 6-11 
 7. Crocodiles 5-11 
 8. Taipans 5-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 18: Wildcats - Taipans 86-64
Jan. 18: Kings - Tigers 74-77
Jan. 17: Breakers - Hawks 72-71
Jan. 19: Crocodiles - Hawks
Jan. 20: 36ers - Breakers


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Madgen, Kings18.2 
 2. Ervin, Crocodiles18.1 
 3. Flynn, Tigers17.1 
 4. Jackson, Breakers16.2 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats16.1 
 6. Wilson, Taipans15.8 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.5 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats14.5 
 9. Knight, Wildcats14.4 
 10. Deleon, Hawks14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.3 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 4. Lazare, Kings7.5 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 6. Scott, Tigers7.1 
 7. Vukona, Breakers6.7 
 8. Schenscher, 36ers6.6 
 9. Forman, Hawks6.4 
 10. Pledger, Breakers6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.4 
 2. Flynn, Tigers6.2 
 3. Gibson, 36ers4.7 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles4.5 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.6 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.1 
 8. Henry, Kings2.9 
 9. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
 10. Bruce, Kings2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.3 
 4. Henry, Kings1.3 
 5. Edwards, Taipans1.2 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 7. Tovey, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Martin, Hawks1.1 
 9. Ervin, Crocodiles1.1 
 10. Williams, Taipans1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.7 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.1 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats1.0 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers1.0 
 5. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 6. Hinder, Crocodiles0.8 
 7. Hudson, Breakers0.8 
 8. Garlepp, Kings0.7 
 9. Lazare, Kings0.7 
 10. Wagstaff, Wildca.0.7 



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 13-3 
 2. Kapfenberg 13-3 
 3. Gmunden 12-4 
 4. Klosterneub. 12-5 
 5. Wels 9-8 
 6. Gussing 9-8 
 7. Oberwart 7-9 
 8. Furstenfeld 6-10 
 9. UBSC Graz 6-11 
 10. St.Polten 2-14 
 11. Arkadia 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 18: Oberwart - Gmunden 93-91
Jan. 18: Klosterneub. - UBSC Graz 91-68
Jan. 18: Furstenfeld - Arkadia 84-63
Jan. 17: BC Vienna - Kapfenberg 73-78
Jan. 18: Wels - Gussing 105-80

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 20: Gmunden - Kapfenberg
Jan. 20: Arkadia - Oberwart
Jan. 20: St.Polten - Furstenfeld
Jan. 20: Klosterneub. - BC Vienna
Jan. 20: UBSC Graz - Wels

Round 22

Jan. 25: Gmunden - St.Polten


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Tiedeman, Wels20.1 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.19.3 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.1 
 4. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.9 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.6 
 6. Grum, Furstenfeld18.2 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.18.0 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.5 
 9. Ray, BC Vienna17.3 
 10. Rakocevic, BC Vi.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.4 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.1 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.9 
 4. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna7.0 
 6. Speiser, St.Polten6.9 
 7. Washington, Wels6.9 
 8. Bortolin, Arkadia6.8 
 9. Johnson, Oberwart6.7 
 10. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Giovonne WOODS
  Kapfenberg
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Woods, Kapfenberg6.2 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.0 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.3 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.2 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.1 
 7. Danek, BC Vienna4.0 
 8. Schaal, UBSC G.3.8 
 9. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.8 
 10. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.5 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna1.7 
 3. Ray, BC Vienna1.7 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.6 
 5. Markovic, UBSC G.1.6 
 6. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.5 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.5 
 8. Payton, Klostern.1.4 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden1.3 
 10. Speiser, St.Polten1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.1 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Mayer, Gmunden0.8 
 7. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.8 
 8. Chappell, Klostern.0.6 
 9. Koch, Gussing0.6 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenbe.0.6 


A Bundesliga Round 18: Kapfenberg Bulls defeat leader BC Vienna - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of BC Vienna (13-3) in Wien on Thursday night. Hosts were defeated by Kapfenberg Bulls (13-3) 78-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Vienna. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 12-3 record before this meeting. Kapfenberg Bulls made 16-of-16 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. It was a good game for American swingman Quentin Pryor (193-83, college: Morehead St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for BC Vienna. Kapfenberg Bulls have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after BC Vienna lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position which they share with defeated BC Vienna. Kapfenberg Bulls is looking forward to face Gmunden Swans (#3) in Gmunden in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Vienna will play on the road against Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Oberwart. Seventh ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (7-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Gmunden Swans (12-4) 93-91 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Gmunden Swans. American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Darnell Hinson chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Redwell Gunners Oberwart maintains seventh position with 7-9 record. Gmunden Swans at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen in the next round. Gmunden Swans will play at home against St.Polten (#10) and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Wels supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Gussing Knights (9-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (9-8). Raiffeisen Wels smashed Gussing Knights 105-80 on Friday. DeVaughn Washington notched a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by Marcus Heard did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gussing. Raiffeisen Wels will meet UBSC Graz (#9) on the road in the next round. Gussing Knights will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 18 bottom-ranked Arkadia was smashed by Furstenfeld on the road 84-63. Klosterneub. destroyed UBSC Graz on its own court 91-68.
The most impressive performance of 18th round was 27 points and 11 rebounds by Maurice Pearson of Furstenfeld.


Furstenfeld - Arkadia 84-63

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (6-10) crushed at home bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (1-15) 84-63 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-63. Furstenfeld Panthers made 27-of-34 free shots (79.4 percent) during the game. Furstenfeld Panthers outrebounded Arkadia Lions 35-24 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY) notched a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Slovenian center Blaz Cresnar (214-86) supported him with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Cresnar is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Furstenfeld Panthers players scored in double figures. Even 23 points by Montenegrin power forward Radosav Spasojevic (204-92, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Arkadia Lions. Montenegrin center Milos Pajovic (205-94) added 12 points and 5 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. Furstenfeld Panthers moved-up to eighth place. Arkadia Lions lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers will meet St.Polten (#10) on the road in the next round. Arkadia Lions will play against Redwell Gunners Oberwart.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: M.Pearson 27+11reb+1ast, C.Cox 16+2reb+4ast, S.Grum 14+2reb+1ast, T.Sally 11+3reb, B.Cresnar 11+13reb, P.Radakovics 3+1reb+2ast
Arkadia: R.Spasojevic 23+4reb+2ast, M.Pajovic 12+5reb, F.Duck 5, P.Gamaleri 4+8reb+1ast, J.Blazevic 4, B.Guettl 4
gschID: 229485


Oberwart - Gmunden 93-91

Important game to mention about took place in Oberwart. Seventh ranked Redwell Gunners Oberwart (7-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Gmunden Swans (12-4) 93-91 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Gmunden Swans. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gmunden Swans won fourth quarter 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Redwell Gunners Oberwart made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Gmunden Swans were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American-Puerto Rican point guard Darnell Hinson (186-80, college: Northeastern St.) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Five Redwell Gunners Oberwart players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) with 23 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) scored 20 points. Redwell Gunners Oberwart maintains seventh position with 7-9 record. Gmunden Swans at the other side keep the third place with four games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against bottom-ranked Arkadia Lions (#11) in Traiskirchen in the next round. Gmunden Swans will play at home against St.Polten (#10) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: S.Boxley 22+8reb+6ast, R.Chaney 18+7reb, D.Hinson 16+5reb+5ast, J.Johnson 16+9reb, H.Artner 14, H.Ochsenhofer 4+1reb+3ast
Gmunden: D.Oppland 23+8reb+1ast, R.Arnold 20+4reb+3ast, J.Brown 19+6reb+2ast, E.Murati 9+1reb, C.Novas 8+1reb+1ast, R.Poiger 5+1ast
gschID: 229484


Wels - Gussing 105-80

The game in Wels supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Gussing Knights (9-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (9-8). Raiffeisen Wels smashed Gussing Knights 105-80 on Friday. The game without a history. Raiffeisen Wels led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Raiffeisen Wels forced 19 Gussing Knights turnovers. American forward DeVaughn Washington (202-89, college: Ohio, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) notched a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) did not help to save the game for Gussing Knights. International point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) added 18 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gussing. Raiffeisen Wels will meet UBSC Graz (#9) on the road in the next round. Gussing Knights will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Wels: D.Washington 32+13reb, T.Tiedeman 19+4reb+3ast, D.Gonzalvez 19+1reb+2ast, D.Lamesic 18+8reb+7ast, A.Farokhmanesh 11+1reb+6ast, R.Vieider 6+1reb
Gussing: M.Heard 20+5reb+1ast, T.Klepeisz 18+3reb+4ast, E.Kadic 10+4reb, H.Rahman 8+4reb, M.Jandrasits 8+4reb+1ast, S.Koch 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 229483


Klosterneub. - UBSC Graz 91-68

Very expected game when 8th ranked UBSC Graz (6-11) was smashed by fourth ranked Xion Dukes (12-5) in Klosterneuburg 91-68 on Friday. The game without a history. Xion Dukes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Xion Dukes outrebounded UBSC Graz 40-23 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Jason Chappell (208-83, college: Wisconsin) notched 25 points (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Bosnian-Slovenian guard Damir Zeleznik (185-80) supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Xion Dukes players scored in double figures. Even 17 points and 7 rebounds by forward Reinhard Lanegger (196-81) did not help to save the game for UBSC Graz. American point guard Eric Gilchrese (183-87, college: New Hampshire) added 13 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Xion Dukes have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains fourth position with 12-5 record. UBSC Graz lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. Xion Dukes will meet at home league's leader BC Vienna in the next round and it may be the game of the week. UBSC Graz will play against Raiffeisen Wels (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Klosterneub.: J.Chappell 25+3reb+2ast, R.Suljanovic 14+7reb, C.Bobb 12+1reb+3ast, D.Zeleznik 11+7reb+6ast, M.Lanegger 7+8reb+4ast, L.Sallomon 6+4reb+1ast
UBSC Graz: R.Lanegger 17+7reb+1ast, E.Gilchrese 13+2reb+1ast, C.Knor 11+2reb+1ast, S.Schaal 8+3reb+2ast, M.Markovic 7+5reb+1ast, D.Miletic 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 229482


BC Vienna - Kapfenberg 73-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of BC Vienna (13-3) in Wien on Thursday night. Hosts were defeated by Kapfenberg Bulls (13-3) 78-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Vienna. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 12-3 record before this meeting. Kapfenberg Bulls made 16-of-16 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. It was a good game for American swingman Quentin Pryor (193-83, college: Morehead St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and American swingman Ian Boylan (197-83, college: CS Northridge) added 19 points and 5 assists in the effort for BC Vienna. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Kapfenberg Bulls have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after BC Vienna lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position which they share with defeated BC Vienna. Kapfenberg Bulls is looking forward to face Gmunden Swans (#3) in Gmunden in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Vienna will play on the road against Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: M.Sanchez 19+5reb, D.Nelson 16+8reb, Q.Pryor 15+7reb+6ast, D.Mayes 12+1ast, J.Dean Shaw 10+8reb+3ast, G.Woods 4+1reb+6ast
BC Vienna: I.Boylan 19+3reb+5ast, S.Stazic 13+12reb+6ast, Z.Rakocevic 13+7reb+1ast, J.Francois 13+3reb, S.Ray 10+5reb+2ast, B.Danek 2+4reb+4ast
gschID: 229481



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

23-year old power forward Maurice Pearson (206-F/C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Furstenfeld and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Arkadia (#11, 1-15) with 21-point margin 84-63. Furstenfeld is placed at 8th position in Austrian league. Furstenfeld is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-10 record. Pearson turned to be Furstenfeld's top player in his first season with the team. Georgetown College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Pearson. Pearson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.3ppg) and averages solid 56.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was DeVaughn Washington (202-F-89, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) of Wels. He is American forward in his first season at Wels. In the last game Washington recorded impressive double-double of 32 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Wels to another comfortable win outscoring Gussing (9-8) 105-80. This victory allowed Wels to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Washington is a newcomer at Wels and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jason Chappell (208-F/C-83) of Klosterneub. (#4). Chappell scored 25 points. He was a key player of Klosterneub., leading his team to a 91-68 easy win against the lower-ranked UBSC Graz (#9, 6-11). Klosterneub. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 5 lost games. Chappell has a very solid season. In 12 games in Austria he scored 12.3ppg. He also has 5.3rpg and FGP: 50.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) of BC Vienna - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Blaz Cresnar (214-C-86) of Furstenfeld - 11 points and 13 rebounds
8. Dan Oppland (203-F-84) of Gmunden - 23 points and 8 rebounds
9. Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83) of Kapfenberg - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Jason Johnson (202-F/C-77) of Oberwart - 16 points and 9 rebounds

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



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group E
 1. Barons kvartals 1-0 
 2. Ventspils 1-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-1 
 4. Parnu 0-1 
Group F
 1. Kalev/Cramo 1-0 
 2. Rudupis 1-0 
 3. Jelgava 0-1 
 4. Naglis Palangos 0-1 
Group G
 1. Tarvas 3-0 
 2. Juventus 1-0 
 3. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-1 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 0-4 
Group H
 1. TU/Rock 2-0 
 2. Valmiera 2-0 
 3. Sakalai 0-2 
 4. Siauliai 0-2 
Stage One Standings

Top 16: Round 3

Jan. 16: Tarvas - Barsy Atyrau 96-75
Jan. 18: Tarvas - Barsy Atyrau 103-84
Jan. 22: Siauliai - Sakalai
Jan. 22: Parnu - Barons kvartals
Jan. 23: Rudupis - Naglis Palangos
Jan. 23: Kalev/Cramo - Jelgava


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 20
 1. Raadik, Parnu20.0 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.4 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas17.9 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev17.4 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis16.6 
 6. Akenparg, TTU15.9 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.9 
 8. Leonard, Juventus14.6 
 9. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.3 
 10. Matulionis, Parnu14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.9 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev9.9 
 3. Berzins, Valmiera8.0 
 4. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.5 
 5. Matyukevych, Bars.7.3 
 6. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.2 
 7. Cipruss, Lietkabel.7.2 
 8. Keedus, TTU7.1 
 9. Timma, Ventspils6.9 
 10. Varnelis, Juventus6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Zygimantas JANAVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Janavicius, Rudupis5.7 
 2. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.7 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev5.0 
 4. Maceina, Pieno Z.4.8 
 5. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.5 
 6. Tamm, Tarvas4.4 
 7. Cunda, Valga4.2 
 8. Viskontas, Juvent.4.2 
 9. Leonard, Juventus4.0 
 10. Dambrauskas, Saka.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.6 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.2 
 3. Janavicius, Rudupis2.1 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 5. Kanbergs, Jelgava2.1 
 6. Berzins, Valmiera1.9 
 7. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 8. Leppik, TU/Rock1.8 
 9. Sims, Ventspils1.8 
 10. Mockevicius, Nagl.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.3 
 2. Petrukonis, Juven.1.7 
 3. Silinskis, Nevezis1.6 
 4. Rozitis, Barons k.1.6 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.4 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.0.9 
 8. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 9. Zyle, Nevezis0.9 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.0.8 



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  BELARUS   

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 14-0 
 2. Sozh Gomel 12-3 
 3. Rubon 8-6 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk II 7-8 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 5-9 
 6. Svisloch 4-11 
 7. Borisfen 1-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 18: Tsmoki-Minsk II - Impuls BGUIR 66-71
Jan. 18: Sozh Gomel - Grodno-93 60-64
Jan. 18: Borisfen - Svisloch 33-100

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 22: Grodno-93 - Tsmoki-Minsk II
Jan. 22: Rubon - Borisfen
Jan. 22: Impuls BGUIR - Sozh Gomel


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Kiril SITNIK
  Sozh Gomel
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel22.6 
 2. Rutkauskas, Tsmok.21.5 
 3. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.18.4 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.16.3 
 5. Semianiuk, Tsmoki.15.7 
 6. Shustau, Svisloch15.0 
 7. Akulich, Rubon14.1 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.13.8 
 9. Sugonyako, Tsmoki.13.7 
 10. Sivalko, Rubon13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergei DADUKIN
  Sozh G.
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Dadukin, Sozh G.10.2 
 2. Rutkauskas, Tsmok.10.2 
 3. Semianiuk, Tsmoki.9.2 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.2 
 5. Ilyukevich, Rubon6.9 
 6. Mishukov, Grodn.6.1 
 7. Kuzmin, Grodno-936.0 
 8. Sharamet, Borisfen6.0 
 9. Sharipov, Svisloch6.0 
 10. Miakinin, Sozh Go.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.9 
 2. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.5.5 
 3. Shustau, Svisloch5.3 
 4. Akulich, Rubon5.1 
 5. Kuzmin, Grodno-934.5 
 6. Kamarunas, Svisl.4.2 
 7. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.5 
 8. Kryukov, Borisfen3.0 
 9. Dadukin, Sozh G.3.0 
 10. Sapegin, Rubon2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Akulich, Rubon3.4 
 2. Malkov, Grodno-932.6 
 3. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 4. Charykau, Sozh G.2.5 
 5. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.4 
 6. Shustau, Svisloch2.2 
 7. Tatur, Borisfen2.2 
 8. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.1 
 9. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.2.0 
 10. Indrikov, Rubon1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Aheyenka, Borisfen0.0 
 3. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 4. Yafremov, Grodn.0.0 
 5. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 6. Viaroukin, Sozh Go.0.0 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 8. Vashkevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 10. Tatur, Borisfen0.0 


BK Grodno-93 tabs Vitaliy Bliznyuk, ex Hoverla - by Eurobasket News

BK Grodno-93 (Premier League) inked 34-year old Ukrainian center Vitaliy Bliznyuk (206-117kg-79). He already started the season at Hoverla in Ukrainian Superleague. But in 7 games this season he averaged just 0.7ppg. The last season Bliznyuk played at SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague). In 37 games last year he had only 2.6ppg and 2.5rpg.
He won Ukrainian Higher League championship title in 2011.
Bliznyuk has played also professionally in Ukraine (Budivelnyk, Belaja Tserkov, Kryvbasbasket and KDPU-Krivbasket-Liuks Krivyi Rih).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Premier League Round 17: Derby game ends with Impuls BGUIR's defeat of Tsmoki-Minsk II - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Minsk: Impuls BGUIR (#5) and Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4). Tsmoki-Minsk II was defeated at home 66-71 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tsmoki-Minsk II. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 34-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Henadziy Zakhar (198-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Yuriy Ignatiev (198-91) contributed with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Yaraslau Kurapau (200-91) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Tsmoki-Minsk II. Tsmoki-Minsk II's coach Tadas Stockus rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Impuls BGUIR maintains fifth place with 5-9 record. Tsmoki-Minsk II at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Impuls BGUIR are looking forward to face league's second-placed Sozh Gomel at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tsmoki-Minsk II will play against the league's leader Grodno-93 and is hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Grodno-93 (14-0) which played road game in Gomel against second-ranked Sozh Gomel (12-3). Leader Grodno-93 managed to get a 4-point victory 64-60. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sozh Gomel. The former international forward Andrei Mastou (202-84) stepped up and scored 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Dzmitry Kuzmin chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Sergei Dadukin (198-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Undefeated Grodno-93 have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-0 record. Sozh Gomel at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Grodno-93 will play against Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4) at home in the next round. Sozh Gomel will play against Impuls BGUIR in Minsk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Mogilev supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Svisloch (4-11) played at the court of 7th ranked Borisfen (1-14). Svisloch smashed Borisfen 100-33 on Friday. Nikola Polyulyak nailed 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Artsiom Sharamet came up with 9 points and 7 rebounds for Borisfen in the defeat. Borisfen's coach Rostislav Vergun gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Svisloch maintains sixth place with 4-11 record. Borisfen lost their twelfth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Svisloch will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Borisfen will play against Rubon (#3) in Vitebsk.



Tsmoki-Minsk II - Impuls BGUIR 66-71

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Minsk: Impuls BGUIR (#5) and Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4). Tsmoki-Minsk II was defeated at home 66-71 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tsmoki-Minsk II. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 34-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Henadziy Zakhar (198-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Yuriy Ignatiev (198-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Yaraslau Kurapau (200-91) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and forward Aliaksandr Semianiuk (207-93) added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Tsmoki-Minsk II. Tsmoki-Minsk II's coach Tadas Stockus rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Impuls BGUIR maintains fifth place with 5-9 record. Tsmoki-Minsk II at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Impuls BGUIR are looking forward to face league's second-placed Sozh Gomel at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Tsmoki-Minsk II will play against the league's leader Grodno-93 and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk II: A.Semianiuk 22+9reb+1ast, Y.Kurapau 21+8reb+3ast, V.Ignatchik 11+2reb+5ast, V.Krisevich 6+4reb, Y.Beliankou 4+8reb, V.Kamarunas 2+4ast
Impuls BGUIR: Y.Ignatiev 22+11reb+1ast, H.Zakhar 21+13reb+5ast, D.Azaare 11+6reb+3ast, A.Kuzmitski 7+3reb, A.Matveyeu 5+6reb+1ast, K.Volodkin 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 204740


Borisfen - Svisloch 33-100

The game in Mogilev supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Svisloch (4-11) played at the court of 7th ranked Borisfen (1-14). Svisloch smashed Borisfen 100-33 on Friday. The game without a history. Svisloch led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Borisfen to just 6 points in first and second quarters and to 12 points in first half. Svisloch held Borisfen to an opponent 22.8 percent shooting from the field compared to 45.1 percent accuracy of the winners. Svisloch forced 31 Borisfen turnovers and outrebounded them 51-35 including 18 on the offensive glass. Ukrainian guard Nikola Polyulyak (192-90) nailed 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Ukrainian point guard Oleksandr Dolenko (191-90) accounted for 18 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Five Svisloch players scored in double figures. Center Artsiom Sharamet (207-93) came up with 9 points and 7 rebounds and Andrei Aheyenka (194-92) added 8 points respectively for Borisfen in the defeat. Borisfen's coach Rostislav Vergun gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Svisloch maintains sixth place with 4-11 record. Borisfen lost their twelfth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Svisloch will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Borisfen will play against Rubon (#3) in Vitebsk.
Top scorers:
Borisfen: A.Sharamet 9+7reb, F.Kryukov 9+1reb+2ast, A.Aheyenka 8+2reb+2ast, E.Kopylov 3+8reb+1ast, A.Poljakov 2+7reb, V.Haidukevich 2+5reb+1ast
Svisloch: O.Dolenko 18+3reb+5ast, N.Polyulyak 16+7reb+3ast, P.Shuleyko 12+5reb, M.Adam Konate 12+11reb, A.Hrumiantsau 11+8reb+2ast, M.Dabravolski 9+2reb
gschID: 204739


Sozh Gomel - Grodno-93 60-64

An interesting game for Grodno-93 (14-0) which played road game in Gomel against second-ranked Sozh Gomel (12-3). Leader Grodno-93 managed to get a 4-point victory 64-60. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Sozh Gomel. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sozh Gomel won fourth quarter 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grodno-93 forced 22 Sozh Gomel turnovers. The former international forward Andrei Mastou (202-84) stepped up and scored 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Dzmitry Kuzmin (196-75) chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Sergei Dadukin (198-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and guard Kiril Sitnik (190-89) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Grodno-93 have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 14-0 record. Sozh Gomel at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Grodno-93 will play against Tsmoki-Minsk II (#4) at home in the next round. Sozh Gomel will play against Impuls BGUIR in Minsk and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Sozh Gomel: K.Sitnik 15+3reb+5ast, D.Khodov 11+8reb+1ast, S.Dadukin 11+12reb+1ast, P.Bliznets 8+4reb+1ast, S.Miakinin 7+3reb+1ast, T.Viaroukin 5
Grodno-93: V.Korzh 12+1reb+1ast, Y.Mishukov 9+4reb+1ast, A.Mastou 8+9reb, A.Malkov 8+6reb, D.Kuzmin 7+7reb+2ast, V.Bliznyuk 7+5reb
gschID: 204738



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 8-4 
 2. M.Hainaut 8-4 
 3. Spirou 7-5 
 4. Aalstar 7-5 
 5. Antwerp 6-6 
 6. Liege 6-7 
 7. Verviers-Pep. 3-8 
 8. Leuven 3-9 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 18: Liege - Spirou 84-86
Jan. 19: Leuven - Antwerp
Jan. 19: M.Hainaut - Oostende
Jan. 19: Aalstar - Verviers-Pep.


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Ryan THOMPSON
  Aalstar
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Thompson, Aalstar18.2 
 2. Walsh, Spirou17.6 
 3. Mukubu, Liege17.5 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut17.5 
 5. Aleksandrov, Vervi.17.0 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende16.3 
 7. Robinson, Leuven15.1 
 8. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.0 
 10. Green, Verviers.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Spirou
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Walsh, Spirou9.3 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.4 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende7.1 
 4. Aska, Leuven6.9 
 5. Thondique, Antwerp6.9 
 6. Tofi, Aalstar6.8 
 7. Gillet, Liege6.7 
 8. Wright, Oostende6.3 
 9. Mukubu, Liege6.2 
 10. Young, Aalstar6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.9 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 3. Marnegrave, Leuven5.2 
 4. Bosco, Liege4.7 
 5. Walsh, Spirou3.6 
 6. Raivio, Aalstar3.3 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.3 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende3.1 
 9. Thompson, Aalstar3.0 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.4 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.3 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Hopkins, Antwerp1.9 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.8 
 6. Anderson, Verviers.1.8 
 7. Biggs, Antwerp1.8 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege1.8 
 9. Aska, Leuven1.6 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Wesley WILKINSON
  Oostende
  (207-PF-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Wilkinson, Oostende1.7 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.5 
 3. Ferguson, Verviers.1.5 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 7. Aska, Leuven0.8 
 8. Thondique, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Love, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Iarochevitch, Lie.0.6 



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  BOSNIA   


Dejan Jeftic signs with KK Vrsac - by Miljan Veskovic

Bosnian small forward Dejan Jeftic (200-F-89) has signed a contract with KK Vrsac. The deal will go on till the end of the current season. Jeftic has skipped the first part of 2012/13 and last year he was a member of Helios Domzale playing Adriatic and Slovenian league. In ABA League he averaged 4.6ppg, 2.1rpg and in Slovenian League 6.9ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT-2 (43.8%), FT: 85.0%. Beside Helios he played for Sodertalje Kings (Sweden), OKK Sloboda Tuzla (Bosnia) and KK Radnik Bijeljina (Bosnia).


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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 13-0 
 2. Uberlandia 11-3 
 3. Pinheiros/Sky 10-4 
 4. Franca 10-5 
 5. Brasilia 9-3 
 6. S.Jose/Unimed 9-6 
 7. Bauru 8-5 
 8. Basquete Cearense 8-6 
 9. Paulistano 8-6 
 10. Liga Sorocaba 6-7 
 11. Minas 6-7 
 12. Joinville 6-9 
 13. Limeira 6-9 
 14. Mogi das Cruzes 5-9 
 15. Vila Velha 4-10 
 16. Palmeiras 2-12 
 17. Suzano 2-12 
 18. Tijuca TC 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 17: S.Jose/Unimed - Franca 87-66
Jan. 17: Minas - Brasilia 86-90
Jan. 17: Vila Velha - Basquete Cearense 85-94
Jan. 17: Mogi das Cruzes - Uberlandia 83-81
Jan. 17: Pinheiros/Sky - Liga Sorocaba 77-94
Jan. 17: Palmeiras - Tijuca TC 77-79
Jan. 17: Joinville - Limeira 77-62
Jan. 17: Paulistano - Bauru 76-73
Jan. 17: Suzano - Flamengo 74-105

Round 3

Jan. 15: Brasilia - Basquete Cearense 92-77
Jan. 14: Flamengo - S.Jose/Unimed 83-75

Round 4

Jan. 15: Palmeiras - Pinheiros/Sky 85-94

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 19: Palmeiras - Flamengo
Jan. 19: Suzano - Tijuca TC
Jan. 19: Pinheiros/Sky - Bauru
Jan. 19: Paulistano - Liga Sorocaba
Jan. 19: Minas - Basquete Cearense
Jan. 19: Mogi das Cruzes - Franca
Jan. 19: S.Jose/Unimed - Uberlandia
Jan. 19: Vila Velha - Brasilia


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-F-84)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.7 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 3. Antonio, S.Jose/U.19.5 
 4. Holloway, Liga S.19.5 
 5. Simmons, Vila Velha19.3 
 6. Day, Uberlandia19.0 
 7. Dos Santos, Brasil.18.7 
 8. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.6 
 9. Brown, Palmeiras18.2 
 10. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.7 
 2. Giovannoni, Brasil.8.8 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.7 
 4. Araujo, Mogi d.8.5 
 5. Agba, Bauru8.2 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.9 
 7. Teichmann, Franca7.6 
 8. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.6 
 9. Costa, S.Jose/U.7.3 
 10. Cipolini, Uberlan.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.4 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.1 
 3. Garcia, Uberlandia5.4 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.5.1 
 6. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.0 
 7. Campos, Suzano4.8 
 8. Collum, Uberlandia4.7 
 9. Lima, Limeira4.7 
 10. Figueroa, Franca4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vitor BENITE
  Flamengo
  (190-F/G-90)
  Avg: 0.3
 1. Benite, Flamengo0.3 
 2. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.2 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 4. Froehlich, Franca0.2 
 5. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.2 
 7. Ribeiro, Brasilia0.2 
 8. Alves, Brasilia0.2 
 9. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.2 
 10. Collum, Uberlandia0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jefferson CAMPOS
  Suzano
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campos, Suzano2.4 
 2. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.3 
 3. de Assis, S.Jose/U.2.2 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.2 
 5. Figueroa, Franca2.1 
 6. Simmons, Vila Velha1.9 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 8. Vieira, Flamengo1.8 
 9. Lima, Limeira1.7 
 10. Froehlich, Franca1.6 


NBB Round 15: Mogi beats Uberlandia by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 15 in the NBB took place in Mogi das Cruzes. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-best Uberlandia (11-3) to fifteenth ranked Mogi (5-9) 83-81 on Thursday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Uberlandia. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-18. But Uberlandia won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Mogi won last quarter 18-18. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international center Babby Araujo (211-80, college: BYU) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Caio Ranches (192-87) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Robert Day (197-82, college: W.Oregon) answered with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Uberlandia. Mogi moved-up to fourteenth place. Uberlandia at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Mogi are looking forward to face higher ranked Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Uberlandia will play on the road against Sao Jose/Vinac and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Pinheiros (10-4) against twelfth ranked Liga Sorocaba (6-7) on Thursday night. Host Pinheiros was defeated by Liga Sorocaba in Sao Paolo 94-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Pinheiros. It was a great evening for American guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points. Desmond Holloway helped adding 27 points. The best for the losing side was American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) with 20 points and 9 assists. Liga Sorocaba have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Minas. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Liga Sorocaba will play against higher ranked Paulistano (#9) in Sao Paolo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pinheiros will play at home against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game was also a 21-point surprising road defeat of 4th ranked Vivo/Franca in a game versus Sao Jose/Vinac (#7) 87-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vivo/Franca. It was an exceptional evening for Fulvio de Assis who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Jhonatan Luz dos Santos came up with 13 points and 8 rebounds for Vivo/Franca in the defeat. Sao Jose/Vinac (9-6) moved-up to sixth place. Loser Vivo/Franca keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will meet at home league's second-placed Uberlandia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vivo/Franca will play against Mogi in Mogi das Cruzes and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Tijuca TC managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of ten consecutive loses. This time they edged sixteenth-ranked Palmeiras in Sao Paulo 79-77. The best player for the winners was Arnaldinho Filho who scored 18 points and 4 assists. Tijuca TC (2-12) moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Palmeiras and Suzano. Palmeiras lost ninth consecutive game. Tijuca TC's next round opponent will be Suzano (#17) in Sao Paulo.
NBB top team - Flamengo (13-0) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed seventeenth ranked Suzano (2-12) in Sao Paulo 105-74. It was a good game for Marquinhos Vieira who led his team to a victory with 30 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Flamengo have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 13-0 record. Suzano lost ninth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 12 games lost. Flamengo will face Palmeiras (#16) in Sao Paulo in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Suzano will play at home against Tijuca TC in Rio de Janeiro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 15: Basquete Cearense beat Vila Velha on the road 94-85. Minas lost to defending champion Brasilia on its own court 86-90. Bauru unfortunately lost to Paulistano in Sao Paolo 73-76. Joinville managed to beat Limeira at home 77-62. Basquete Cearense was defeated by Brasilia on the opponent's court 92-77. Flamengo beat S.Jose/Unimed in a home game 83-75. Pinheiros/Sky won against Palmeiras on the road 94-85.


Vila Velha - Basquete Cearense 85-94

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked SKY/Basquete (8-6) beat on the road 14th ranked Vila Velha (4-10) 94-85 on Thursday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-12. But Vila Velha won second period 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SKY/Basquete dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Vila Velha's 38 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when SKY/Basquete made 9 blocks. It was a good game for point guard Matheus Costa (179-80) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 8 assists. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) contributed with 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four SKY/Basquete players scored in double figures. SKY/Basquete's coach Alberto Bial used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard James Parker (188-81, college: Robert Morris) answered with 22 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and the other American import guard Benzor Simmons (196-88, college: Tenn-Martin) added 23 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in the effort for Vila Velha. SKY/Basquete maintains eighth place with 8-6 record, which they share with Paulistano. Vila Velha lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth position with ten games lost. SKY/Basquete will face Minas (#11) in Belo Horizonte in the next round. Vila Velha will play at home against Brasilia (#5).
Top scorers:
Vila Velha: B.Simmons 23+3reb+1ast, J.Parker 22+3reb+2ast, D.Costa 16+4reb, C.Santos 7+5reb+2ast, A.Jemmott 6+1reb+1ast, E.Araujo Gorges 6+4reb+1ast
Basquete Cearense: M.Costa 21+3reb+8ast, F.Ribeiro 20+8reb+1ast, B.Robinson 18+6reb+2ast, W.Drudi 18+6reb, R.Klafke 9+3reb+2ast, R.Dragovic 6+1reb
gschID: 229191


Minas - Brasilia 86-90

Very expected game when 10th ranked Minas (6-7) lost to fifth ranked Brasilia (9-3) in Belo Horizonte 86-90 on Thursday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-22. But Minas won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Brasilia won last quarter 23-20. They made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Minas' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brasilia made 12 blocks. It was a good game for international forward Guilherme Giovannoni (202-80, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Jermaine Beal (191-87, college: Vanderbilt) answered with 23 points and center Rafael Mineiro Rodrigues (213-87) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Minas. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Brasilia have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 9-3 record. Minas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Brasilia will face Vila Velha (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Minas will play against SKY/Basquete (#8) in Aldeota and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minas: J.Beal 23+1reb+2ast, D.Nunes 13+4reb+1ast, B.Nardi Duarte 13+1reb+1ast, R.Mineiro Rodrigues 13+5reb+1ast, R.Pinto 12+3reb, M.Borders 6+2ast
Brasilia: G.Giovannoni 20+5reb+3ast, A.Ribeiro 18+5reb+4ast, A.Silva 14+3reb+3ast, A.Alves 12+1reb+1ast, P.Prestes 12+6reb+2ast, M.Cipriano 6+2reb
gschID: 229190


Paulistano - Bauru 76-73

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked Paulistano (8-6) edged 6th ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (8-5) in Sao Paolo 76-73 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 24-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for power forward Renato Carbonari (204-87) who led his team to a victory with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Pedro Lima (190-87) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Paulistano players scored in double figures. International guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC) answered with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Pilar Alves (200-84) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Paschoalotto/Bauru. Paulistano moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Basquete Cearense. Loser Paschoalotto/Bauru dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Paulistano will face Liga Sorocaba (#10) in Sorocabana in the next round.
Top scorers:
Bauru: L.Taylor 21+6reb+4ast, P.Alves 13+10reb, R.Fischer 10+5ast, J.Agba 9+5reb+1ast, D.Coleman 7+3reb, G.Pereira 5+2reb+3ast
Paulistano: P.Lima 18+2reb+4ast, S.Toyloy 13+4reb, E.Corazza 13+4reb+6ast, R.Carbonari 13+9reb+4ast, A.Oliveira 11+4reb+1ast, W.Mattos 6+4reb
gschID: 229189


S.Jose/Unimed - Franca 87-66

An interesting game was also a 21-point surprising road defeat of 4th ranked Vivo/Franca in a game versus Sao Jose/Vinac (#7) 87-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vivo/Franca. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-66. Sao Jose/Vinac shot 61.8 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Vivo/Franca's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sao Jose/Vinac made 9 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Fulvio de Assis (187-81) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Spanish swingman Alvaro Calvo (203-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) accounted for 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four Sao Jose/Vinac players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-87) came up with 13 points and 8 rebounds and center Douglas Kurtz (213-87, college: Hawaii) added 17 points respectively for Vivo/Franca in the defeat. Sao Jose/Vinac (9-6) moved-up to sixth place. Loser Vivo/Franca keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will meet at home league's second-placed Uberlandia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vivo/Franca will play against Mogi in Mogi das Cruzes and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Franca: D.Kurtz 17+4reb, J.Luz dos Santos 13+8reb+1ast, L.Meindl 12+3reb+2ast, L.Mariano 8, J.Froehlich 5+4reb+1ast, J.Pablo Figueroa 5+4reb+4ast
S.Jose/Unimed: F.de Assis 18+3reb+13ast, A.Calvo 12+7reb+1ast, A.Laws 10+2reb+5ast, E.Camilo 10+3reb, I.Parisotto 9+2reb+4ast, J.Antonio 9+2reb
gschID: 229188


Suzano - Flamengo 74-105

NBB top team - Flamengo (13-0) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed seventeenth ranked Suzano (2-12) in Sao Paulo 105-74. The game without a history. Flamengo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Suzano's 38 and made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Suzano 40-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 9 blocks. It was a good game for the former international forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) who led his team to a victory with 30 points. The former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ricardo Gaspar (202-84) answered with 11 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Andre Pizzolato (179-92) added 13 points in the effort for Suzano. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Flamengo have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 13-0 record. Suzano lost ninth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 12 games lost. Flamengo will face Palmeiras (#16) in Sao Paulo in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Suzano will play at home against Tijuca TC in Rio de Janeiro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Suzano: A.Pizzolato 13+3reb+2ast, R.Gaspar 11+7reb+1ast, R.Fusco 11+2reb+2ast, J.Campos 10+3reb+3ast, P.Nery 10+2reb+1ast, R.Da Silva 8+2reb
Flamengo: M.Vieira 30+2reb, V.Benite 19+4ast, E.Machado 14+1reb, C.Silveira 14+8reb+1ast, O.Rodriguez 13+15reb+2ast, K.Mensah 11+5ast
gschID: 229187


Palmeiras - Tijuca TC 77-79

Bottom-ranked Tijuca TC managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of ten consecutive loses. This time they edged sixteenth-ranked Palmeiras in Sao Paulo 79-77. Palmeiras was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Tijuca TC made 24-of-28 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Palmeiras helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Arnaldinho Filho (187-78) who scored 18 points and 4 assists. Power forward Rodrigo Bahia Bispo (206-79) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Tiago Lima (201-81) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Antwaine Wiggins (200-88, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) added 16 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tijuca TC (2-12) moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Palmeiras and Suzano. Palmeiras lost ninth consecutive game. Tijuca TC's next round opponent will be Suzano (#17) in Sao Paulo.
Top scorers:
Palmeiras: T.Lima 17+12reb+2ast, G.Pereira 17+1reb, A.Wiggins 16+3reb+1ast, C.Brown 10+4reb+6ast, A.Pecos 8+5reb+3ast, F.Coloneze 7+7reb+2ast
Tijuca TC: A.Filho 18+3reb+4ast, R.McLemore 14+4reb+2ast, R.Bahia Bispo 11+8reb+1ast, C.Araujo 10+5reb, B.Langsdorff 9+4reb+4ast, R.Leichtweis 8+4reb
gschID: 229186


Joinville - Limeira 77-62

There was a minor upset when 11th ranked Winner/Limeira (6-9) lost on the road to thirteenth ranked Joinville (6-9) 77-62 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Joinville. Winner/Limeira was better in fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joinville made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for naturalized Italian guard Thyago Aleo (188-89) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Victor De Souza (182-92) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Center Daniel Castellar (202-83) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Omar Carter (195-88, college: Appalachian St.) added 13 points in the effort for Winner/Limeira. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Joinville moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Limeira. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Limeira: O.Carter 13+4reb, D.Castellar 13+8reb+1ast, R.Ramon 11+2reb+1ast, D.Pinheiro 9+1reb+1ast, H.Vitor Lima 6+2reb+1ast, D.Barba 5+1reb+1ast
Joinville: V.De Souza 18+3reb+2ast, T.Aleo 16+7reb+3ast, D.Prado 15+3reb+3ast, D.Conceicao 9+5reb+3ast, T.Mathias 8+10reb, R.Probst 4+8reb
gschID: 229185


Mogi das Cruzes - Uberlandia 83-81

The most exciting game of round 15 in the NBB took place in Mogi das Cruzes. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-best Uberlandia (11-3) to fifteenth ranked Mogi (5-9) 83-81 on Thursday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Uberlandia. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-18. But Uberlandia won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Mogi won last quarter 18-18. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international center Babby Araujo (211-80, college: BYU) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Caio Ranches (192-87) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Robert Day (197-82, college: W.Oregon) answered with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Jose Estevam Ferreira (211-78) added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Uberlandia. Four Mogi and five Uberlandia players scored in double figures. Mogi moved-up to fourteenth place. Uberlandia at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Mogi are looking forward to face higher ranked Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Uberlandia will play on the road against Sao Jose/Vinac and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Uberlandia: R.Day 23+6reb+4ast, L.Felipe Gruber 13+3reb, A.Parisotto 12+6reb, L.Cipolini 11+5reb+1ast, J.Estevam Ferreira 10+11reb+1ast, H.Garcia 10+4reb+4ast
Mogi das Cruzes: B.Araujo 24+8reb+1ast, C.Ranches 16+1reb+3ast, G.Lima 15+2reb+1ast, G.Filipin 11+3reb+1ast, M.Riddick 8+1reb+1ast, T.Gehrke 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 229184


Pinheiros/Sky - Liga Sorocaba 77-94

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Pinheiros (10-4) against twelfth ranked Liga Sorocaba (6-7) on Thursday night. Host Pinheiros was defeated by Liga Sorocaba in Sao Paolo 94-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Pinheiros. Pinheiros was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 38-16 charge of Liga Sorocaba, which allowed them to win the game. They made 32-of-35 charity shots (91.4 percent) during the game, while Pinheiros only scored fourteen points from the stripe. Liga Sorocaba brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. Pinheiros was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points. His fellow American import guard Desmond Holloway (190-88, college: Co.Carolina) helped adding 27 points. The best for the losing side was American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) with 20 points and 9 assists and the former international power forward Mineiro Ferreira (208-88) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Pinheiros players scored in double figures. Liga Sorocaba have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Minas. Pinheiros at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Liga Sorocaba will play against higher ranked Paulistano (#9) in Sao Paolo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pinheiros will play at home against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros/Sky: J.Smith 20+1reb+9ast, M.Dornelles 19+5reb+1ast, M.Ferreira 15+7reb+4ast, S.Stallworth 12+7reb+3ast, G.Araujo 7+3reb+1ast, L.Dias 2
Liga Sorocaba: K.Dawkins 28+3reb+3ast, D.Holloway 27+4reb, A.Neto 10+5reb+1ast, E.Soro 9+2reb+1ast, E.Lacerda 9+6reb+1ast, R.de Bem 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 229183


Round 3
Brasilia - Basquete Cearense 92-77

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Brasilia (9-3) defeated at home 8th ranked SKY/Basquete (8-6) 92-77 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Brasilia. SKY/Basquete was better in third quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brasilia made 9 blocks. It was a good game for the former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 blocks. International guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 4 blocks for the winners. The former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Rogerio Klafke (201-71) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for SKY/Basquete. Five Brasilia and four SKY/Basquete players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Brasilia. Defending champion maintains fifth place with 9-3 record. Loser SKY/Basquete keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Brasilia will face Vila Velha (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SKY/Basquete will play against Minas (#11) in Belo Horizonte.
Top scorers:
Basquete Cearense: W.Drudi 17+5reb+2ast, F.Ribeiro 15+7reb, G.Schneider 15+2reb+1ast, R.Klafke 14+7reb+2ast, A.Machado 6+1reb+1ast, E.de Oliveira 4+12reb+2ast
Brasilia: W.Dos Santos 23+5reb+10ast, A.Ribeiro 14+4reb+3ast, A.Silva 13+3reb+3ast, G.Giovannoni 13+5reb+1ast, M.Cipriano 12+3reb+2ast, R.Reis 6+3reb
gschID: 229193


Flamengo - S.Jose/Unimed 83-75

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (9-6) lost to leader Flamengo (13-0) in Rio de Janeiro 75-83 on Monday. Sao Jose/Vinac was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Flamengo made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 8 blocks. It was a good game for the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds. The former international forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Flamengo players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Jefferson Antonio (207-83) answered with 31 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Fulvio de Assis (187-81) added 16 points in the effort for Sao Jose/Vinac. The victory was the thirteenth consecutive win for Flamengo. They maintain first place with 13-0 record. Loser Sao Jose/Vinac dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. Flamengo will face Palmeiras (#16) in Sao Paulo in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sao Jose/Vinac will play at home against the league's second-placed Uberlandia (#2).
Top scorers:
S.Jose/Unimed: J.Antonio 31+7reb, F.de Assis 16+4reb+3ast, A.Laws 15+1reb+2ast, A.Calvo 5+1reb, I.Parisotto 2+1reb, C.Delben 2+2reb+1ast
Flamengo: M.Vieira 17+4reb+5ast, E.Machado 16+3reb+3ast, O.Rodriguez 15+14reb, V.Benite 12+2reb, C.Silveira 9+3reb, K.Mensah 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 229192


Round 4
Palmeiras - Pinheiros/Sky 85-94

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Pinheiros (10-4) beat 16th ranked Palmeiras (2-12) in Sao Paulo 94-85 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Palmeiras won fourth quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pinheiros made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. It was a good game for naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (196-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Pinheiros' coach Claudio Mortari used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international center Fernando Coloneze (207-78) answered with 19 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Guto Pereira (190-83) added 23 points in the effort for Palmeiras. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Pinheiros. They maintain third place with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Flamengo. Palmeiras lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the sixteenth position with 12 games lost. Pinheiros will face Paschoalotto/Bauru (#7) at home in the next round. Palmeiras will play against the league's leader Flamengo (#1) in Rio de Janeiro.
Top scorers:
Palmeiras: G.Pereira 23+1reb+1ast, F.Coloneze 19+7reb+3ast, G.Scaglia 12+2reb+3ast, A.Pecos 11+3reb+3ast, M.Vinicius 10+6reb+2ast, T.Lima 6+5reb+2ast
Pinheiros/Sky: J.Smith 21+4reb+2ast, S.Stallworth 19+8reb+3ast, P.Boracini 16+5reb+1ast, M.Ferreira 15+5reb+1ast, G.Araujo 12, M.Dornelles 7
gschID: 229194



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Levski Sofia 11-2 
 2. Lukoil Academik 10-2 
 3. Rilski Sportist 9-4 
 4. Balkan 8-5 
 5. Tundja Yambol 7-6 
 6. Cherno More 5-6 
 7. Chernomorets 4-7 
 8. Beroe 4-8 
 9. Spartak Pleven 4-9 
 10. U20 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 18: Balkan - Tundja Yambol 91-69
Jan. 18: Rilski Sportist - U20 90-69
Jan. 18: Spartak Pleven - Levski Sofia 68-81
Jan. 19: Lukoil Academik - Cherno More
Jan. 19: Beroe - Chernomorets


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe20.2 
 2. Durchev, Tundja Y.19.1 
 3. Tyler, Chernomo.18.9 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.18.2 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.1 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.2 
 8. Marinovic, Levski16.2 
 9. Simeonov, U2016.0 
 10. Milosevic, Tundja15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.6 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.4 
 3. Milosevic, Tundja9.3 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.4 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.8 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.3 
 7. Simeonov, U207.1 
 8. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.9 
 9. Dupree, Rilski S.6.8 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.6 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.5 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.3 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.6 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.2 
 8. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.2 
 9. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.2 
 10. Karamfilov, U204.1 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (187-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 2. Velikov, Cherno M.2.4 
 3. Gugino, Rilski S.2.4 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.4 
 5. Green, Lukoil A.2.3 
 6. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.2 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.2 
 8. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
 9. Govedarov, Tundja2.0 
 10. Raykov, Chernomo.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.2.8 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.8 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.5 
 4. Gugino, Rilski S.1.2 
 5. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.9 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.8 
 10. Varbanov, Levski0.8 


Balkan adds Slaveykov to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Balkan Botevgrad (NBL) added to their roster 27-year old ex-international forward Stanislav Slaveykov (198-86). He just played at Rilski Sportist (NBL). In 10 games this season he recorded 6.4ppg and 4.0rpg. Slaveykov also played 7 games in Balkan League where he averaged 7.1ppg and 3.0rpg. The last season he played at Spartak Pleven. In 11 NBL games last year he averaged 12.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg.
The previous (10-11) season Slaveykov played at Levski Sofia. In 36 NBL games that season he averaged 5.5ppg and 2.4rpg. He helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Slaveykov also played 9 games in Balkan League where he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.1apg.
He was selected to Bulgarian League All-Star Game back in 2008.
Slaveykov was also a member of Bulgarian international program for some years. He played for Bulgarian Senior National Team in 2009 and previouslyfor U20 National Team between 2005 and 2006. Slaveykov represented Bulgaria at the European Championships in Poland four years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 0pts, 1.0rpg.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Typical small forward. A very good scorer. Likes fast breaks. Not afraid to go on the basket, even against taller opponents.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 10-0 
 2. Acadia 7-1 
 3. UPEI 7-2 
 4. St.Francis X. 5-5 
 5. New Brunsw. 3-6 
 6. Dalhousie 3-6 
 7. St.Mary's 2-7 
 8. Memorial 0-10 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 11-2 
 2. Victoria 7-5 
 3. UFV 7-5 
 4. TRU 6-6 
 5. UNBC 5-7 
 6. TWU 4-8 
 7. Mount Royal 2-10 
 8. UBC Okanagan 2-10 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Alberta 10-2 
 2. Winnipeg 9-5 
 3. Saskatchewan 8-4 
 4. Manitoba 8-5 
 5. Lethbridge 6-6 
 6. Calgary 5-7 
 7. Regina 4-7 
 8. Brandon 3-8 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 11-1 
 2. Ryerson 10-1 
 3. Ottawa 10-2 
 4. Queen's 9-3 
 5. Laurentian 5-6 
 6. York 4-7 
 7. Toronto Univ. 2-9 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 9-3 
 2. Lakehead 6-5 
 3. McMaster 6-6 
 4. Guelph 5-7 
 5. Brock 4-8 
 6. Laurier 3-9 
 7. Waterloo 2-10 
 8. Western 1-10 
Quebec League
 1. Bishop's 5-2 
 2. McGill 5-2 
 3. Concordia 4-3 
 4. UQAM 3-5 
 5. Laval 2-7 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 16: UQAM - Laval 88-76
Jan. 17: Mount Royal - Manitoba 85-97
Jan. 16: UNBC - Winnipeg 83-91
Jan. 16: McMaster - Windsor 77-93
Jan. 16: Brock - Guelph 69-72
Jan. 16: Waterloo - Laurier 67-60
Jan. 16: Bishop's - McGill 60-63

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 19: Waterloo - McMaster
Jan. 19: Brock - Laurier
Jan. 19: Guelph - Windsor
Jan. 19: Concordia - Bishop''s
Jan. 19: Cape Breton - Acadia
Jan. 19: Memorial - Dalhousie
Jan. 19: New Brunsw. - UPEI
Jan. 19: Western - Lakehead
Jan. 19: York - Ryerson
Jan. 19: Laurentian - Toronto Univ.
Jan. 19: Carleton - Queen''s
Jan. 19: McGill - UQAM
Jan. 19: Mount Royal - Winnipeg
Jan. 19: Calgary - TWU
Jan. 19: Saskatchewan - TRU
Jan. 19: Lethbridge - UFV
Jan. 19: Alberta - UBC Okanagan
Jan. 19: UBC - Regina
Jan. 19: Victoria - Brandon
Jan. 19: UNBC - Manitoba


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.25.5 
 2. Allin, Laurier24.1 
 3. Dorsey, Cape Bret.21.8 
 4. Perrin, TWU21.3 
 5. Scrubb, Carleton20.9 
 6. Faulkner, Queen''s20.3 
 7. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.0 
 8. Freeman, UFV19.7 
 9. Dunn, St.Francis X.19.4 
 10. Berhanemeske., Ot.19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harry EZENIBE
  St.Mary''s
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s12.0 
 2. Kamen, UBC11.5 
 3. Allin, Laurier10.5 
 4. Waldner, Lethb.10.1 
 5. Phillip, Windsor10.0 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead9.9 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s8.8 
 9. Reaves, Brandon8.3 
 10. Gauthier, Ryerson8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.8 
 2. York, UFV5.3 
 3. Hebert, Regina5.2 
 4. Daley, New Brunsw.5.1 
 5. Walton, Manitoba5.1 
 6. Jones, Ryerson5.0 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon4.9 
 8. Pasquale, Laure.4.9 
 9. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.7 
 10. Lamar, Saskatch.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.0 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.2 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.3.1 
 4. Walton, Manitoba2.8 
 5. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.8 
 6. Perrin, TWU2.8 
 7. Baker, Saskatch.2.8 
 8. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 9. Carter, Lakehead2.3 
 10. Parchment, UFV2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron O''BRIEN
  New B.
  (206--)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. O''Brien, New B.1.9 
 2. Chesson, Laurier1.8 
 3. Moses, Calgary1.8 
 4. Duke, UPEI1.8 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 6. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.6 
 7. Aubertin, UNBC1.5 
 8. Dewar, Alberta1.5 
 9. Osuntola, Windsor1.4 
 10. Black, McMaster1.4 


CIS Round 20: Leader Gaiters lose to Redmen - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and derby games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Gaiters (5-2) in Lennoxville, QC on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by Redmen (5-2) 63-60. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Gaiters. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 4-2 record before this meeting. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gaiters won fourth quarter 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Gaiters 38-23 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Simon Bibeau (188-91) who scored 17 points. American guard Adrian Hynes-Guery (190, college: Amer.Internat.) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Mike Andrews (208) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Redmen keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bishop's. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Another exciting game took place in St.Catharines, ON where fifth ranked Gryphons (5-7) edged by three points one of their biggest challengers Badgers (4-8) 72-69. Guard Michel Clark (185) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Zachary Angus contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jameson Tipping (201, college: W.Kentucky) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for Badgers. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gryphons moved-up to fourth place, which they share with UNBC and Calgary. Badgers at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. They share it with TWU. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Waterloo, ON: Warriors (#7) and Golden Hawks (#6). Warriors (2-10) won against visiting Golden Hawks (3-9) 67-60. Worth to mention a great performance of Kyrie Coleman who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. William Coulthard responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Warriors maintains seventh position with 2-10 record, which they share with Mount Royal and UBC Okanagan. Loser Golden Hawks keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Hamilton, ON. First ranked Lancers faced 3rd ranked Marauders. Guests from Windsor, ON (9-3) defeated host Marauders (6-6) 93-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Marauders. The winners were led by Josh Collins who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Lancers maintains first position with 9-3 record, which they share with Queen's. Marauders at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Prince George, BC was also quite interesting. Third ranked Wesmen (9-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Timberwolves (5-7). Wesmen managed to secure a 8-point victory 91-83 on Wednesday. The best player for the winners was Benny Iko who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Timberwolves' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Wesmen moved-up to second place. Loser Timberwolves dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 20 Manitoba defeated Mount Royal in Winnipeg, MB 97-85. UQAM beat Laval at home 88-76.
The best stats of 20th round was 24 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists by Alexandre Bernard of UQAM.


UNBC - Winnipeg 83-91

The game in Prince George, BC was also quite interesting. Third ranked Wesmen (9-5) played at the court of 5th ranked Timberwolves (5-7). Wesmen managed to secure a 8-point victory 91-83 on Wednesday. Timberwolves were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Benny Iko (198) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Andrew Cunningham (186, college: Redlands CC) chipped in 17 points and 9 assists. Guard Charles Barton (193) produced 17 points and forward Gabe Aubertin (201) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Timberwolves' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Wesmen moved-up to second place. Loser Timberwolves dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Winnipeg: B.Iko 26+6reb+2ast, T.Krahn 19+2reb+1ast, A.Cunningham 17+3reb+9ast, S.Wesley 15+5reb+1ast, D.Brown 9+3reb+1ast, N.Gooding 3+4reb
UNBC: C.Barton 17+4reb+1ast, S.Raphael 15+2reb+2ast, F.Rowe 13+2reb, D.Stark 10+1reb+1ast, G.Aubertin 9+10reb+1ast, J.Araujo 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 231646


Bishop's - McGill 60-63

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Gaiters (5-2) in Lennoxville, QC on Wednesday night. Hosts were edged by Redmen (5-2) 63-60. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Gaiters. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 4-2 record before this meeting. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gaiters won fourth quarter 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Gaiters 38-23 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Simon Bibeau (188-91) who scored 17 points. American guard Adrian Hynes-Guery (190, college: Amer.Internat.) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Mike Andrews (208) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Onnex Blackwood (188) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Redmen keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bishop's. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
McGill: S.Bibeau 17+1reb+1ast, A.Hynes-Guery 10+5reb+4ast, D.Clark 9+6reb+2ast, N.Joyal 8+4reb+1ast, V.Dufort 7+8reb+1ast, C.McCue 4+2reb+1ast
Bishop''s: M.Andrews 18+5reb+2ast, O.Blackwood 15+3reb+1ast, J.Leonard-Smith 11+3reb, T.Hunter 5+1reb+1ast, S.Ring 4+3reb+3ast, M.McLean 3+4reb
gschID: 190552


Mount Royal - Manitoba 85-97

There was no surprise in Calgary, AB where 7th ranked Mount Royal (2-10) was defeated by fourth ranked Bisons (8-5) 97-85 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Bisons. Mount Royal was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bisons forced 19 Mount Royal turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Jonar Huertas (183) who scored 25 points and 5 assists. American guard Stephan Walton (178-87, college: Valdosta St.) chipped in 17 points, 8 assists and 6 steals. Walton is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Nick Loewen (196) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and guard Deng Awak (186) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Five Bisons and four Mount Royal players scored in double figures. Mount Royal's coach Marc Dobell let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bisons maintains fourth position with 8-5 record. Mount Royal lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Manitoba: J.Huertas 25+3reb+5ast, S.Walton 17+4reb+8ast, D.Joseph 12+11reb, Y.Ozsayiner 11+3reb+1ast, C.Noel 10+6reb+1ast, K.Oliver 10+10reb+1ast
Mount Royal: A.Abraha 18+3reb+1ast, D.Awak 17+4reb+2ast, N.Loewen 14+11reb+2ast, A.Callaghan 13+2reb, M.Akwl 9+6reb+3ast, O.Ogun 7+6reb
gschID: 190554


Brock - Guelph 69-72

Another exciting game took place in St.Catharines, ON where fifth ranked Gryphons (5-7) edged by three points one of their biggest challengers Badgers (4-8) 72-69. Badgers were ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 22-18 charge of Gryphons, which allowed them to win the game. Badgers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Michel Clark (185) orchestrated the victory by scoring 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Zachary Angus (185) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Jameson Tipping (201, college: W.Kentucky) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and forward Mike Luby (213) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Badgers. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gryphons moved-up to fourth place, which they share with UNBC and Calgary. Badgers at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. They share it with TWU. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Guelph: A.Kemp 18+2reb, Z.Angus 12+6reb+2ast, M.Clark 10+6reb+4ast, D.Thompson 7, T.Thompson 6+3reb+1ast, D.McCarthy 6+6reb+3ast
Brock: M.Luby 18+8reb, J.Tipping 17+13reb+3ast, T.Kasamba 14+4reb+1ast, D.Mukendi 6+2reb+2ast, M.Gibson 4, B.Nahimana 4+5reb
gschID: 190553


Waterloo - Laurier 67-60

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Waterloo, ON: Warriors (#7) and Golden Hawks (#6). Warriors (2-10) won against visiting Golden Hawks (3-9) 67-60. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 67-60. Warriors held Golden Hawks to an opponent 24.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 32.8 percent accuracy of the winners and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kyrie Coleman who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized British swingman Mike Helsby (195-89) who added 17 points during the contest. Guard William Coulthard (188) responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds and guard Jamar Forde (190) scored 16 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Warriors maintains seventh position with 2-10 record, which they share with Mount Royal and UBC Okanagan. Loser Golden Hawks keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: M.Helsby 17+4reb+1ast, K.Coleman 14+16reb+4ast, W.Davis 10+5reb+1ast, W.Bridge 8+4reb, G.Jaspreet 7+3reb+1ast, Z.Angelini 7+10reb
Laurier: J.Forde 16+3reb, W.Coulthard 11+9reb+2ast, M.Chesson 8+9reb, A.Walters 8+4reb, P.Donnelly 6+6reb+1ast, M.Allin 4+11reb+3ast
gschID: 190551


McMaster - Windsor 77-93

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Hamilton, ON. First ranked Lancers faced 3rd ranked Marauders. Guests from Windsor, ON (9-3) defeated host Marauders (6-6) 93-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Marauders. It looked good early as Marauders took an 17-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lancers took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 16 points. They also forced 23 Marauders turnovers. The winners were led by guard Josh Collins (185-90) who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists and point guard Enrico Diloreto (185-90) supported him with 18 points. Even 18 points by guard Joe Rocca (193) did not help to save the game for Marauders. Guard Rohan Boney (193) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Lancers maintains first position with 9-3 record, which they share with Queen's. Marauders at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Windsor: E.Diloreto 18+4reb, J.Collins 17+4reb+5ast, L.Phillip 16+4reb+1ast, M.Petrella 14+3reb+3ast, N.Ntim 9+7reb+1ast, R.Osuntola 7+1reb
McMaster: J.Rocca 18+4reb+1ast, T.Black 13+8reb+1ast, R.Boney 12+5reb+6ast, A.Redpath 11+5reb+4ast, S.Laws 9+3reb+3ast, N.Pelech 8+1reb
gschID: 190550


UQAM - Laval 88-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Citadines' (3-5) home victory over 5th ranked Rouge et Or (2-7) 88-76 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Citadines. Rouge et Or was better in third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Citadines dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Rouge et Or's 34. They outrebounded Rouge et Or 41-28 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Alexandre Bernard (196) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Forward Philippe Tamba chipped in 21 points. Four Citadines players scored in double figures. Thibaud Dezutter produced 31 points and 7 rebounds and Hugues Ryan added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Citadines maintains fourth position with 3-5 record. Rouge et Or lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UQAM: A.Bernard 24+15reb+5ast, P.Tamba 21+3reb+2ast, R.Kwaku Addai 12+1reb+8ast, M.Bazile 11+6reb+1ast, N.Audet 9+7reb+1ast, V.Lanctot-Fortier 8+7reb
Laval: T.Dezutter 31+7reb+1ast, K.Demers-Belanger 17+1ast, H.Ryan 9+8reb+1ast, R.Mathieu 5+2reb, K.Amrani 4+1reb+2ast, A.Beaumier 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 190549



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  CHILE   


Liga Nacional Semifinals - by Daniel Valencia

This weekend will start the semifinals for Liga Nacional 2012-2013.

The first seed, Deportivo Espanol de Talca, finished the national phase with a 14-0 record and will host Club Osorno Basquetbol, team that after the hiring of the coach Manuel Cordoba recovered from a bad start and finished in the fourth place with a 7-7 record.

In the other semifinals series, the second seed, Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud will host CD Boston College Santiago. Both teams finished the national phase with a 9-5 record but Ancud will have the home court advantage.

Game 1 - January 19

(1) Deportivo Espanol de Talca vs (4) Club Osorno Basquetbol
(2) Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud vs (3) CD CD Boston College Santiago

Game 2 January 2

(1) Deportivo Espanol de Talca vs (4) Club Osorno Basquetbol
(2) Asociacion Basquetbol Ancud vs (3) CD CD Boston College Santiago



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Guangdong ST 19-3 
 2. Shandong FB 16-7 
 3. Beijing Ducks 15-7 
 4. Xinjiang FT 14-9 
 5. Shanxi Zh. 13-10 
 6. Guangsha L. 13-10 
 7. Liaoning H. 12-10 
 8. Zhejiang CB 11-11 
 9. DongGuan L. 11-11 
 10. Bayi R. 11-12 
 11. TianJin S. 10-12 
 12. Foshan LL 10-13 
 13. Jiangsu D. 9-13 
 14. Fujian QB 8-15 
 15. Jilin NE T. 7-16 
 16. Shanghai S. 7-16 
 17. Qingdao E. 6-17 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 18: Zhejiang CB - Foshan LL 124-115
Jan. 18: Xinjiang FT - Liaoning H. 119-109
Jan. 18: Shanxi Zh. - Jilin NE T. 115-97
Jan. 18: Shandong FB - TianJin S. 114-104
Jan. 18: Guangsha L. - Shanghai S. 112-86
Jan. 18: DongGuan L. - Fujian QB 108-100
Jan. 18: Qingdao E. - Beijing Ducks 104-101
Jan. 18: Jiangsu D. - Bayi R. 103-85

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 20: Jiangsu D. - Shanghai S.
Jan. 20: Jilin NE T. - Guangsha L.
Jan. 20: Zhejiang CB - Bayi R.
Jan. 20: Beijing Ducks - Xinjiang FT
Jan. 20: Shanxi Zh. - Liaoning H.
Jan. 20: DongGuan L. - Foshan LL
Jan. 20: Guangdong ST - Fujian QB
Jan. 20: Qingdao E. - TianJin S.


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 32.4
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.4 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.32.2 
 3. Randolph, Foshan31.1 
 4. Akognon, Liaoning.31.0 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.29.5 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha29.4 
 8. Spencer, Jilin N.28.0 
 9. Marbury, Beijing28.0 
 10. Hudson, DongGuan27.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.7 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.14.6 
 3. Randolph, Foshan14.0 
 4. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.9 
 5. Abbas, Shandong FB12.4 
 6. Wang, Fujian QB12.4 
 7. Li, Liaoning H.12.1 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.9 
 9. Ramos, Guangsha L.11.6 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.3 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.10.3 
 2. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.6 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB5.6 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.5 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. Hudson, DongGuan4.8 
 7. Qahwash, Jiang.4.8 
 8. McGrady, Qingd.4.7 
 9. Forbes, Guangsha4.7 
 10. Douby, Zhejiang4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.7 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 5. Han, Bayi R.2.2 
 6. Co, Xinjiang FT2.1 
 7. Marbury, Beijing2.1 
 8. Akognon, Liaoning.2.0 
 9. Ding, Zhejiang CB2.0 
 10. Meng, Jiangsu D.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.3 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.6 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 4. Yi, Guangdong ST2.1 
 5. Morris, Beijing Du.1.6 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.6 
 7. Haislip, DongGuan.1.6 
 8. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.5 
 9. Wang, Bayi R.1.5 
 10. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 


Iowa Energy lands Josh Boone, ex Zhejiang CB - by Eurobasket News

Iowa Energy tabbed 29-year old power forward Josh Boone (208-108kg-84, college: Connecticut). He played recently at Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank in Chinese CBA league. In four games this season he averaged 14.8ppg, 13.5rpg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg.
Last season Josh Boone posted 19.0 points and 1.8 blocks per game for Zhejiang.
The previous (10-11) season Boone played at Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (CBA) in CBA. In 35 games that season he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2006 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (23rd overall). Boone attended University of Connecticut and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received NABC All-NCAA District 1 1st Team award and All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2005 at his college time.
Boone has played also professionally in NBA (New Jersey Nets).
Lets have closer look into His outlook: Athletic shot-blocker who runs the floor well and has good hands. An hard worker who can further improve. The best of his game is now in defense, where he can be very effective at any level.

By Eurobasket Data Center



CBA Round 24: Qingdao Eagles defeat Beijing Ducks in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game of round 24 in the CBA took place in Qingdao. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Beijing Ducks (15-7) to seventeenth ranked Qingdao Eagles (6-17) 104-101 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Qingdao Eagles outrebounded Beijing Ducks 48-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Beijing Ducks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Chris Daniels (211-84, college: Limoges) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) who added 15 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Qingdao Eagles' coach ZhengXiu Jiang used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) with 31 points and 8 rebounds. Qingdao Eagles have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventeenth position with 6-17 record. Beijing Ducks lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with seven games lost. Qingdao Eagles are looking forward to face higher ranked TianJin Steel (#11) in Tianjin in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Beijing Ducks will play at home against Xinjiang Flying Tige (#4) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An interesting game took place in Nanjing where higher ranked Bayi Rockets (11-12) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (9-13) 103-85. The winners were led by American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 29 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists and XueFeng Hu supported him with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds by the former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) did not help to save the game for Bayi Rockets. Bayi Rockets' coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Jiangsu Dragons maintains thirteenth position with 9-13 record. Bayi Rockets at the other side dropped to the tenth place with 12 games lost. Jiangsu Dragons will play against Shanghai Sharks (#16) at home in the next round. Bayi Rockets will play against Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#8) in Hangzhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Seventh ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (13-10) crushed at home 16th ranked Shanghai Sharks (7-16) by 26 points 112-86, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Shanghai Sharks. The best player for the winners was Gary Forbes who scored 26 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was D.J. White who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 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. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Shanxi Zh. Loser Shanghai Sharks dropped to the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Jilin NE T.. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will meet Jilin Tigers (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shanghai Sharks will play against Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 24: Liaoning H. lost to Xinjiang FT on the opponent's court 109-119. DongGuan L. managed to outperform Fujian QB in a home game 108-100. Jilin NE T. recorded a loss to Shanxi Zh. on the road 115-97. Zhejiang CB defeated Foshan LL on its own court 124-115. TianJin S. was beaten by Shandong FB in Jinan 114-104.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 41 points (!!!) and 6 assists by Von Wafer of Xinjiang FT.


Xinjiang FT - Liaoning H. 119-109

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Liaoning Hunters' (12-10) road loss to fourth ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (14-9) 109-119 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Xinjiang Flying Tige. Liaoning Hunters managed to win second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) who scored 41 points (!!!) and 6 assists. The former international point guard QinPeng Zhang (187-81) chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian-American point guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) who recorded 32 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and the former international center XiaoXu Li (206-90) added 21 points and 15 rebounds respectively. Five Xinjiang Flying Tige and four Liaoning Hunters players scored in double figures. Liaoning Hunters' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Xinjiang Flying Tige maintains fourth position with 14-9 record. Liaoning Hunters lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with ten games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige will meet higher ranked Beijing Ducks (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Liaoning Hunters will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#5) in Taiyuan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: W.Von 41+4reb+6ast, C.Tal 23+4reb+3ast, Z.QinPeng 21+6reb+6ast, Y.Changdong 12+7reb, J.Darnell 11+13reb, T.ZhengDong 10+6reb
Liaoning H.: A.Josh-Emmanuel 32+4reb+3ast, L.XiaoXu 21+15reb+1ast, H.TianJu 15+3reb+1ast, G.Ailun 12+4reb+4ast, J.Solomon 8+12reb+1ast, P.New 7+1ast
gschID: 228708


DongGuan L. - Fujian QB 108-100

Rather predictable result when eleventh ranked DongGuan Leopards (11-11) defeated at home 14th ranked Fujian (8-15) 108-100 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fujian won third quarter 29-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. DongGuan Leopards made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Marcus Haislip (208-80, college: Tennessee) who scored 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. The other American import point guard Blake Ahearn (188-84, college: Missouri St.) chipped in 29 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). At the other side the best for losing team was international Zhelin Wang (215-94) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Sundiata Gaines (185-86, college: Georgia) added 19 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Four DongGuan Leopards and five Fujian players scored in double figures. Fujian's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. DongGuan Leopards moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB. Loser Fujian keeps the fourteenth position with 15 games lost. DongGuan Leopards will meet at home Foshan (#12) in the next round. Fujian will play against the league's leader Guandong Tigers where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
DongGuan L.: H.Marcus 35+8reb+1ast, A.Blake 29+5reb+2ast, H.Chih-Shan 18+5reb+1ast, Q.Biao 11+2reb, H.ZhongMian 5+5reb+1ast, L.Muhao 4+3reb+1ast
Fujian QB: W.Zhelin 23+12reb, G.Sundiata 19+12reb+3ast, M.Will 19+9reb+3ast, Z.QiXin 14+4reb, Z.TaiLong 13+4reb+3ast, X.Yacai 12+2reb+1ast
gschID: 228707


Shanxi Zh. - Jilin NE T. 115-97

Not a big story in a game in Taiyuan where 15th ranked Jilin Tigers (7-16) were defeated by sixth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (13-10) 115-97 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Shanxi Zhongyu. Jilin Tigers managed to win fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shanxi Zhongyu dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Jilin Tigers' 62 and made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Jilin Tigers 51-36 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds. Forward Jia Xien (198-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who recorded 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American-Liberian power forward Samuel Hoskin (206-79, college: De Paul, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 23 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Jilin Tigers' coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Shanxi Zhongyu moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Guangsha L. Jilin Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Shanghai S.. Shanxi Zhongyu will meet at home Liaoning Hunters (#7) in the next round. Jilin Tigers will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#6) in Hangzhou and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: G.Charles 31+18reb, X.Jia 28+13reb+1ast, Z.XueWen 19+5reb+3ast, D.JiangPeng 16+3reb+5ast, B.ZhaoBao 12+5reb+1ast, L.XiaoMing 5+2reb+6ast
Jilin NE T.: S.Dewarick 30+5reb+5ast, H.Samuel 23+9reb+3ast, Z.Cheng 15+10reb+3ast, Z.Biao 13+3reb+1ast, T.Yuchen 12+6reb+1ast, L.Ang 4+1reb
gschID: 228706


Zhejiang CB - Foshan LL 124-115

Everything went according to plan in Hangzhou where tenth ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (11-11) beat 12th ranked Foshan (10-13) 124-115 on Friday. Foshan trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 36-31 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 115-124 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Eddy Curry (211-82) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import guard Quincy Douby (191-84, college: Rutgers) chipped in 34 points (!!!) and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) who recorded a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds and forward Junwei Ren (203-90) added 19 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank moved-up to eighth place, which they share with DongGuan L. Loser Foshan keeps the twelfth position with 13 games lost. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will meet at home Bayi Rockets (#10) in the next round. Foshan will play against DongGuan Leopards and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang CB: D.Quincy 34+5ast, C.Eddy 23+15reb+2ast, D.JinHui 23+5reb, G.SongLin 17+8reb+3ast, T.Hai 9, Z.ChunJun 8+6reb+3ast
Foshan LL: R.Shavlik 42+16reb+3ast, M.Michel 23+1ast, R.Junwei 19+10reb+2ast, Z.LingXu 12+2reb+4ast, Z.Zhun 8+11reb, J.Mingxin 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 228705


Guangsha L. - Shanghai S. 112-86

Seventh ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (13-10) crushed at home 16th ranked Shanghai Sharks (7-16) by 26 points 112-86, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Shanghai Sharks. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 68-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The best player for the winners was Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) who scored 26 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) chipped in 29 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward D.J. White (206-86, college: Indiana) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and guard Yang Ge (196-90) added 22 points and 5 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Shanxi Zh. Loser Shanghai Sharks dropped to the fifteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Jilin NE T.. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will meet Jilin Tigers (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shanghai Sharks will play against Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: R.Peter John 29+6reb+2ast, F.Gary 26+8reb+9ast, Z.Wei 16+2reb+2ast, S.HoMan 10+3reb, Z.Yongpeng 8+5reb+4ast, W.Zirui 7+3reb+3ast
Shanghai S.: G.Yang 22+3reb+5ast, W.D.J. 21+10reb+3ast, L.Ziqui 12+3reb+3ast, Z.ZhaoXu 8+4reb+1ast, C.Liang 7+3reb+1ast, M.Lingyuan 6+1reb
gschID: 228704


Jiangsu D. - Bayi R. 103-85

An interesting game took place in Nanjing where higher ranked Bayi Rockets (11-12) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (9-13) 103-85. The game without a history. Jiangsu Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Jiangsu Dragons outrebounded Bayi Rockets 46-28 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Bayi Rockets were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 29 points, 22 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international point guard XueFeng Hu (185-80) supported him with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Four Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds by the former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) did not help to save the game for Bayi Rockets. The former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) added 11 points and 4 assists. Bayi Rockets' coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Jiangsu Dragons maintains thirteenth position with 9-13 record. Bayi Rockets at the other side dropped to the tenth place with 12 games lost. Jiangsu Dragons will play against Shanghai Sharks (#16) at home in the next round. Bayi Rockets will play against Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#8) in Hangzhou and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 29+22reb+5ast, H.XueFeng 22+6reb+3ast, Y.Li 17+5reb+2ast, L.Yahui 13+4reb, S.Garret 8+4reb, M.Da 7+4ast
Bayi R.: W.ZhiZhi 31+10reb+2ast, Z.Bo 17, H.Shuo 11+4reb+4ast, H.Ke 7, W.Lei 7+4reb+1ast, L.Shunan 6+1reb
gschID: 228703


Qingdao E. - Beijing Ducks 104-101

The most exciting game of round 24 in the CBA took place in Qingdao. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Beijing Ducks (15-7) to seventeenth ranked Qingdao Eagles (6-17) 104-101 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Qingdao Eagles outrebounded Beijing Ducks 48-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Beijing Ducks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Chris Daniels (211-84, college: Limoges) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and the other American import swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) who added 15 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Qingdao Eagles players scored in double figures. Qingdao Eagles' coach ZhengXiu Jiang used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) with 31 points and 8 rebounds and international center YanXi Zhu (209-90) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Qingdao Eagles have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventeenth position with 6-17 record. Beijing Ducks lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with seven games lost. Qingdao Eagles are looking forward to face higher ranked TianJin Steel (#11) in Tianjin in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Beijing Ducks will play at home against Xinjiang Flying Tige (#4) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: D.Chris 30+11reb+3ast, Z.YongGang 25+2reb+2ast, M.Tracy 15+17reb+4ast, L.Guang 13+4reb+5ast, C.Kai 10+7reb+3ast, X.YuYang 6+4reb
Beijing Ducks: M.Stephon 31+8reb+3ast, Z.YanXi 17+9reb+1ast, M.Randolph 17+4reb+3ast, C.Lei 9, L.Hsueh-Lin 9+4reb+3ast, Z.Xiaochuan 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 228710


Shandong FB - TianJin S. 114-104

There was no surprise in Jinan where 9th ranked TianJin Steel (10-12) was defeated by third ranked Shandong Bulls (16-7) 114-104 on Friday. Shandong Bulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by TianJin Steel's players. The best player for the winners was American point guard Pooh Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) who scored 27 points and 6 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) chipped in 24 points (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 22 rebounds and forward Nan Zhang (197-81) added 28 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) respectively. Four Shandong Bulls and five TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. TianJin Steel's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shandong Bulls have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Loser TianJin Steel dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Shandong Bulls will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. TianJin Steel will play against Qingdao Eagles (#17) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: J.Pooh 27+2reb+6ast, A.Zaid 24+4reb+3ast, Y.Ding 19+6reb+2ast, L.JingYu 13+5reb+2ast, V.Jackson 12+9reb+1ast, S.Ran 8+2reb+10ast
TianJin S.: Z.Nan 28+3reb+1ast, H.Donnell 27+22reb+1ast, M.XiangLong 16+2reb+1ast, N.Hamady 12+10reb, Z.Zhihan 11+2ast, Z.Ji 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 228709



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  CYPRUS   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 11-3 
 2. AEK 10-4 
 3. Etha 10-4 
 4. Apollon 8-6 
 5. Apoel 7-7 
 6. AEL 5-9 
 7. ENAD 3-11 
 8. Omonia 2-12 


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Allen, Omonia19.4 
 2. Brown, Apollon18.8 
 3. Pesic, AEL16.4 
 4. Outerbridge, AEL16.2 
 5. Aleksic, AEL15.9 
 6. Fisher, AEK15.8 
 7. Crocker, Keravnos15.4 
 8. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 9. Diggs, Omonia13.9 
 10. Kapelan, Apollon13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Outerbridge, AEL9.0 
 2. Pesic, AEL8.4 
 3. Diggs, Omonia7.3 
 4. Aleksic, AEL7.2 
 5. Brown, Apollon7.0 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.6 
 7. Kaskiris, ENAD6.3 
 8. Jefferson, Apollon6.3 
 9. Fisher, AEK6.2 
 10. Bolden, ENAD6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby MAZE
  Keravnos
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Maze, Keravnos5.4 
 2. Diggs, Omonia4.9 
 3. Demertzis, Kerav.4.3 
 4. Aleksic, AEL4.3 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon4.0 
 6. Palalas, AEL3.8 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.7 
 8. Adegboye, Etha3.2 
 9. Panteli, AEK3.2 
 10. Dixon, AEK2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apoel
  (188-PG-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Stiggers, Apoel2.5 
 2. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 3. Diggs, Omonia2.1 
 4. Brown, Apollon1.8 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon1.8 
 6. Poole, Etha1.7 
 7. Hamilton, ENAD1.7 
 8. Panteli, AEK1.7 
 9. Pilavas, Keravnos1.5 
 10. Adegboye, Etha1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Outerbridge, AEL1.8 
 2. Jefferson, Apollon1.8 
 3. Vaughn, Keravnos1.6 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.5 
 5. Harrison, AEK1.4 
 6. Brown, Apollon1.3 
 7. Morrison, Apoel1.1 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.8 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, ENAD0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 20-1 
 2. NH Ostrava 16-6 
 3. BK Pardubice 14-7 
 4. BK Prostejov 13-8 
 5. BC Kolin 12-9 
 6. BK Decin 11-9 
 7. Levice 10-11 
 8. USK Praha 10-12 
 9. Chomutov 8-13 
 10. Svitavy 7-14 
 11. J.Hradec 6-15 
 12. B&W Opava 6-15 
 13. Usti n/Labem 4-17 

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 18: BK Pardubice - CEZ Nymburk 66-81
Jan. 19: Chomutov - Svitavy
Jan. 19: BK Prostejov - BC Kolin
Jan. 19: B&W Opava - J.Hradec
Jan. 19: J.Hradec - NH Ostrava
Jan. 19: BK Decin - Usti n/Labem


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec20.1 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.9 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.17.9 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava17.7 
 5. Fields, Chomutov17.4 
 6. Bolds, BC Kolin17.3 
 7. Reese, Usti n.17.1 
 8. Meno, USK Praha17.0 
 9. Bosak, Chomutov15.7 
 10. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.4 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.6 
 3. Meno, USK Praha9.5 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.0 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.4 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Simmons, Levice6.9 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy6.9 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava6.9 
 10. Bolds, BC Kolin6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.9 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.8 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.7 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.2 
 5. Pope, BK Decin4.1 
 6. Glover, Chomutov4.1 
 7. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.1 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha3.8 
 9. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.8 
 10. Muirhead, BK Pard.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.8 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.4 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava2.2 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Deloach, Svitavy2.0 
 7. Reese, Usti n.1.8 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.7 
 9. Taylor, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Welsch, CEZ N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.2 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.1 
 5. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Fields, Chomutov0.9 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 15-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 13-2 
 3. Loko Plzen 10-7 
 4. JBC Brno 9-7 
 5. Sokol P. 8-8 
 6. Liberec 8-8 
 7. Proton Zlin 8-9 
 8. Nymburk B 7-9 
 9. Ostrava 7-10 
 10. Litomerice 6-9 
 11. Kara Trutnov 6-10 
 12. U19 2-6 
 13. Sokol V. 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 18: Ostrava - Proton Zlin 67-75
Jan. 18: Sokol V. - Sparta Praha 57-80
Jan. 18: Loko Plzen - Sokol P. 100-80
Jan. 20: JBC Brno - Sokol H.K.
Jan. 20: Kara Trutnov - Liberec
Jan. 18: Nymburk B - Litomerice



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  DENMARK   


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

32-year old power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Bakken and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Aarhus BC (#9, 5-14) 74-65. Bakken maintains the 2nd position in Danish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bakken will need more victories to improve their 15-4 record. It's Iversen's second year at Bakken and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Nicolai Iversen averages this season 16.6ppg and 7.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers. He is American forward in his first season at Randers. In the last game Colas recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Randers to another comfortable win 100-85 over the lower-ranked Aalborg (#10, 1-15) being unquestionably team leader. Randers' 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-10 record. Colas is a newcomer at Randers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.3ppg (#1). He also registered 14.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Gregory Washington (208-C/F-84) of league's leader Svendborg. Washington scored 21 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Svendborg, leading his team to a 85-77 win against the lower-ranked Horsholm (#7, 5-12). Svendborg confirms their top position in the standings Washington has a great season in Denmark. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.3rpg (5th best). He also has 2.8bpg and FGP: 62.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Darko Jukic (198-G-90) of Horsens IC - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Bojan Marinkovic (209-C-84) of Horsholm - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 30 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Randy Dezouvre (195-F/G-87) of Aarhus BC - 19 points and 10 rebounds
9. Anthony Jones (208-F-89) of Aalborg - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Miguel Ortega (188-PG-91) of Randers - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Maine RC 14-8 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 13-7 
 3. Canton C. 13-10 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 12-10 
 5. Erie Bay H. 11-8 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 11-11 
 7. Springfield A. 6-13 
 8. Iowa E. 6-14 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 14-7 
 2. Rio Grande VV 12-8 
 3. Austin T. 12-9 
 4. Texas L. 11-9 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 9-11 
 6. Reno B. 8-11 
 7. Los Angeles D. 6-12 
 8. Idaho S. 6-16 

Regular Season: Round 29

Jan. 18: Tulsa 66ers - Austin T. 99-101
Jan. 18: Canton C. - Springfield A. 88-93
Jan. 18: Santa Cruz W. - Los Angeles D. 82-74
Jan. 18: Bakersfield J. - Ft.Wayne MA 126-115
Jan. 18: Maine RC - Iowa E. 110-105
Jan. 18: Rio Grande VV - Reno B. 106-85
Jan. 18: Sioux Falls S. - Texas L. 106-101

Regular Season: Round 30

Jan. 19: Maine RC - Iowa E.
Jan. 19: Canton C. - Springfield A.
Jan. 19: Tulsa 66ers - Austin T.
Jan. 19: Sioux Falls S. - Texas L.
Jan. 19: Los Angeles D. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 20: Santa Cruz W. - Erie Bay H.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darius JOHNSON-ODOM
  Los A.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 21
 1. Johnson-Odom, Los21.0 
 2. Joseph, Austin T.20.7 
 3. Almond, Iowa E.20.5 
 4. Mack, Maine RC20.5 
 5. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 6. Fortson, Los A.19.5 
 7. Summers, Maine RC18.8 
 8. Kennedy, Erie B.18.7 
 9. Downs, Maine RC18.2 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arinze ONUAKU
  Canton C.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Onuaku, Canton C.11.5 
 2. Mays, Springfield10.3 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.1 
 4. Harris, Iowa E.9.8 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.9.7 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.9.4 
 7. Wilkerson, Austin9.1 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.8.9 
 9. Wright, Maine RC8.4 
 10. Kennedy, Erie B.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Shelvin MACK
  Maine RC
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mack, Maine RC8.0 
 2. Wright, Iowa E.7.2 
 3. Singletary, Texas6.4 
 4. Fortson, Los A.5.9 
 5. Karl, Idaho S.5.5 
 6. Johnson-Odom, Los5.2 
 7. Uzoh, Springfield5.2 
 8. Kennedy, Erie B.5.1 
 9. McNeal, Bakersfi.4.8 
 10. Howard, Ft.Wayne.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moon, Los A.2.5 
 2. Wright, Maine RC2.3 
 3. Downs, Maine RC2.2 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.2.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Canton2.0 
 6. Johnson, Rio G.1.9 
 7. Wright, Iowa E.1.9 
 8. Scott, Springfield1.9 
 9. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.1.9 
 10. Tyndale, Sioux F.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.8 
 2. Jordan, Reno B.2.9 
 3. Moon, Los A.2.5 
 4. Eyenga, Texas L.2.5 
 5. Gladness, Santa C.2.4 
 6. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 7. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 8. Reed, Springfield1.9 
 9. Foster, Sioux F.1.9 
 10. Flowers, Los A.1.9 


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

24-year old point guard Courtney Fortson (180-PG-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Los Angeles D. and receives a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
He got a double-double of 23 points and 12 assists, while his team was edged out by Ft.Wayne MA (#5, 11-10) 104-102. Los Angeles D. maintains the 7th position in D-League league. Los Angeles D. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 11th lost game this season out of 17 games. Fortson turned to be Los Angeles D.'s top player in his first season with the team. The University of Arkansas graduate has very impressive stats this year. Fortson is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.9ppg), assists (4th best: 6.1apg) and averages solid 43.8% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Demetris Nichols (205-F-84) of Sioux Falls S.. He is a forward in his first season at Sioux Falls S.. In the last game Nichols recorded impressive 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Sioux Falls S. to another comfortable win 99-83 over the higher-ranked Santa Cruz W. (#3, 12-7) being unquestionably team leader. Sioux Falls S.'s 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-10 record is not bad and everything may still change. Nichols is a newcomer at Sioux Falls S. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Justin Holiday (198-F-89) of Idaho S. (#8). Holiday scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Idaho S., leading his team to a 91-84 win against the higher-ranked Erie Bay H. (#4, 11-8). Idaho S. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-16 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Holiday he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Holiday has a very solid season. In 21 games in D-L he scored 13.1ppg. He also has 5.0rpg, 1.6bpg and and 3PT: 41.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrence Jones (205-F-92) of Rio Grande VV - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tony Mitchell (198-F-92) of Ft.Wayne MA - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Terrel Harris (196-G-87) of Rio Grande VV - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Ronald DuPree (199-F/G-81) of Los Angeles D. - 24 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
8. D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89) of Erie Bay H. - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Mike Davis (205-F-88) of Sioux Falls S. - 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists

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



Iowa Energy lands Josh Boone, ex Zhejiang CB - by Eurobasket News

Iowa Energy tabbed 29-year old power forward Josh Boone (208-108kg-84, college: Connecticut). He played recently at Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank in Chinese CBA league. In four games this season he averaged 14.8ppg, 13.5rpg, 1.0spg and 1.5bpg.
Last season Josh Boone posted 19.0 points and 1.8 blocks per game for Zhejiang.
The previous (10-11) season Boone played at Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (CBA) in CBA. In 35 games that season he had very impressive stats: 16.8ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg and 1.8bpg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Honorable Mention.
In 2006 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (23rd overall). Boone attended University of Connecticut and it will be his seventh season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received NABC All-NCAA District 1 1st Team award and All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2005 at his college time.
Boone has played also professionally in NBA (New Jersey Nets).
Lets have closer look into His outlook: Athletic shot-blocker who runs the floor well and has good hands. An hard worker who can further improve. The best of his game is now in defense, where he can be very effective at any level.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Recap of seven games from Friday - by Eurobasket News

Santa Cruz W. - Los Angeles D. 82-74
Santa Cruz Warriors rallied to the 13th win in the season. They held off visiting Los Angeles D-Fenders 82:74 behind 22 points from Cameron Jones (6'4''-G-89, college: N.Arizona). Santa Cruz dominated from start to finish. They posted a 45:33 halftime lead. The gap emerged to be a 17-point deep at the final intermossion. The Warriors slowed down a bit in the fourth frame and the D-Fenders almost denied the distance. But the hosts stayed in control in the decisive moments and sealed the victory at the end. Lance Goulbourne (6'8''-F-89, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in 15 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the winning team. Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) responded with 18 points for the D-Fenders. Courtney Fortson (5'11''-PG-88, college: Arkansas) chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Bakersfield J. - Ft.Wayne MA 126-115
The Mad Ants' franchise-longest winning streak is over. Bakersfield beat the Ants 126-115 in an NBA D-League game on Friday night at Jam Events Center, ending Fort Wayne's winning streak at eight games. The Ants' record slipped to 11-11 with the loss. Luke Harangody (6'7''-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) and Anthony Richardson (6'7''-F-83, college: Florida St.) scored 26 points apiece and Tony Mitchell added 24 to lead the Ants. Harangody also had 11 rebounds. Indiana Pacers assignee Miles Plumlee scored 10 points with 12 rebounds. Milwaukee Bucks assignee Doron Lamb had a team-high five assists. Point guard Ron Howard, the team's leading scorer, left the game after three minues with an injury and did not score. The Ants play again at 9:30 Fort Wayne time tonight against the Los Angeles D-Fenders in Los Angeles. Bakersfield (14-7) hit 51 percent from the field and put six players in double figures , led by Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: Fresno St.) with 21. Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com

Rio Grande VV - Reno B. 106-85
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers took control against the Reno Bighorns on Friday by doing it the way they love - playing defense and making threes. Chris Johnson and Terrel Harris (6'5''-G-87, college: Oklahoma St.) highlighted a late run midway though the fourth quarter with some big 3-pointers that helped the Vipers pull away and seal a 106-85 victory at State Farm Arena. The Vipers (12-8) won their fourth in a row and their sixth in their last seven games. The Vipers improved to 6-1 at home, including six in a row. The Vipers also moved into first place in the NBA Development League Central Division standings, one game ahead of the Texas Legends. The Vipers and Legends will meet Monday and Wednesday at State Farm Arena. The Austin Toros trail the Vipers by one-half game. On Friday, as the Vipers clung to a two-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, they began an 11-2 run with a 12-foot floater by Andrew Goudelock (6'3''-G-88, college: Charleston) that made the score 85-81. Johnson hit a three, Harris hit a three and Johnson hit another three that expanded the lead to 94-83 with 5:29 remaining. Johnson's second three came after he got a steal and was blocked on a layup attempt in transition. Harris corralled the rebound and found Johnson open. 'It was a big stretch,' Johnson said. 'They were making a run, which all teams do. We kept our composure and moved the ball around and played defense.' Following the three straight 3-pointers, the Vipers then forced turnovers on Reno's next three possessions (two 24-seconds violations and traveling). After that, Reno was done. 'It's a big part of our offense because that's some of the things we are trying to do,' Vipers coach Nick Nurse said. 'I thought we were getting good looks tonight, and we just couldn't crack them, but you stay with it. That opened up the game and shut the door on the game. It looked like it might go down to the wire and be anyone's game, and it was nice to open it up.' One day after being on the receiving end of a 134-105 smackdown against the Vipers, Reno began Friday with plenty of energy. The Bighorns (8-11) also utilized their decisive size advantage in taking a 32-28 lead. Marcus Landry, a big guard at 6-foot-7, had 12 points in the first quarter. 'They were a little bit more physical,' Harris said. 'They are normally a bang down-low team. I could tell that they hit the boards a little harder and made an emphasis to get down low a little bit.' The Vipers answered by limiting the Bighorns to just nine points in the second quarter in taking a 53-41 lead at halftime. The Vipers never relinquished the lead, but Reno cut the score to as close as two twice after halftime. The final time came before the Vipers went on their late run that clinched the game. 'It was funny because two quarters, we really did have a tough time and two quarters, we really dominated them,' Nurse said. 'It seems every game this year, we put one of those stellar quarters defensively, and that's usually enough to carry us though. Tonight, we did it twice.' Houston Rockets assignee Terrence Jones (6'9''-F-92, college: Kentucky) scored 27 points, equaling his season-high for the third time. Andrew Goudelock had 20 points, Harris 15 and Johnson 14. Jones and Harris each had nine rebounds. Samardo Samuels (6'9''-F/C-89, college: Louisville) led the Bighorns with 24 points. He had 14 of those in the first quarter. Landry had 20 and was 4 of 8 from the 3-point arc. Courtesy of: themonitor.com

Sioux Falls S. - Texas L. 106-101
Demetris Nichols (6'9''-F-84, college: Syracuse) fired 25 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 5 assists to lead the Sioux Falls Skyforce past the Texas Legends at home court. Dexter Pittman (6'10''-C-88, college: Texas), on assignment from the Heat, added 21 points and 12 rebounds as the hosts improved at 12-10 record in the fourth position in the East Conference. The Legends were not rescues by 24 points, 6 boards and 4 assists from Chris Roberts (6'4''-G-88, college: Bradley). Darius Rice finished with 17 points for the Legends as they slipped at 11-9 record in the West.

Tulsa 66ers - Austin T. 99-101
Austin Toros escaped with a narrow two-point victory over Tulsa 66ers. Tyler Wilkerson (6'8''-F-88, college: Marshall) fired 23 points and grabbed 9 boards to pace the Toros as they improved at 12-9 record in the third position in the West Conference. Tre Kelley (6'0''-PG-85, college: S.Carolina) contributed 14 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds for the winning team. Dominique Sutton (6'5''-F-86, college: N.C.Central) answered with 21 points for the 66ers. Hollis Thompson chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Maine RC - Iowa E. 110-105
The first place Maine Red Claws (14-8), led by Andre Barrett's Red Claws' record 17 assists, held off an early charge by the Iowa Energy (6-14) to win their fourth straight game Friday night at the Portland Expo Building, 110-105. Barrett broke a Red Claws' record set by Will Blalock (14, 01/04/10 vs LA) during the Red Claws inaugural season. Maine got off to a quick start, taking a 7-6 lead early, with the returning Chris Wright getting off to a hot start in the early minutes. From there, Iowa took control of the quarter, outscoring the Red Claws 23-7 throughout the rest of the quarter on the strength of former Red Claws forward Morris Almond (6'6''-F/G-85, college: Rice)'s 13 points, finishing the frame with a 29-14 edge. From there, Maine took over, cutting the lead to six at halftime, getting back into the game thanks to a scoring flurry from Micah Downs (6'8''-G/F-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga), Wright and Boston Celtics' assigned player Fab Melo. The comeback was also keyed by strong defense from Micah Downs, Melo and Scott VanderMeer, heading into the locker room trailing the Energy 53-47. The Red Claws stormed to the front at the start of the third with a 17-4 run right out of the locker room, keyed by Melo and Wright. Iowa weathered the storm with a 10-2 run of their own, taking a slim 79-77 edge into the final frame. Melo opened the quarter for Maine with four quick points to tie the score at 81. That's when Xavier Silas and Barrett hooked up to take control of the game for good, as Silas scored 12 points in the quarter, many coming from Barrett assists. With 5:28 left in the contest, Barrett dished his team record breaking 15th assist to VanderMeer. The Red Claws closed out the game with a 12-3 run. The Energy were led by Almond's 27 points and six rebounds. Iowa also got strong performances from Josh Boone (6'10''-F/C-84, college: Connecticut) (18), Othyus Jeffers (11), and Chris Wright (11 points, six rebounds). Former Red Claw Paul Harris had a solid game in his return to the Expo, scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds. The Red Claws were led by Melo's 26 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Also keying the Maine win were Wright (26 points, four rebounds, three blocks), Micah Downs (20 points, six steals, five blocks) and Silas (23). Barrett's record-setting night included eight points and seven rebounds to go along with his 17 assists. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Canton C. - Springfield A. 88-93
For the first time in five meetings, the Springfield Armor were able to score over 90 points in regulation against their East Division rival Canton Charge. That effort earned the Armor a 93-88 victory in front of 2,454 at the Canton Civic Center on Friday night. Carleton Scott and Ben Uzoh (6'3''-PG-88, college: Tulsa) had seven points apiece as the Armor outscored the Charge 29-18 in the fourth quarter on their way to the NBA D-League victory. Uzoh finished with 21 points and James Mays (6'9''-F-86, college: Clemson) added 20. Canton's pressure defense held Springfield to less than 40 percent shooting from the field in the third quarter, and earned the Charge a 70-58 lead with less than a minute to play in the frame. However, three quick fouls and a long missed jumper with 18 seconds remaining allowed Springfield to cut the margin to 70-64 at the end of the quarter. When discussing the inconsistency of play from quarter to quarter, Armor coach Bob MacKinnon said, 'It's a game of runs, that's why it's the greatest sport. It's a player's league and I believe the level of play in the league is the highest it's ever been.' The Charge, fueled by pressure defense, rushed out to a 25-16 lead at the end of the initial 12 minutes of play and at one point held an 11-point lead. Canton's aggressive defense limited Springfield to 33.3 percent field-goal shooting in the quarter. The Charge also outrebounded the Armor 13-9. The second quarter proved to be much different for the Armor. They unleashed an impressive run, scoring nine unanswered points in just slightly over a minute. The Armor retook the lead, 35-34, for the first time since the nine-minute mark of the first quarter. Using a balanced scoring attack led by Ramone Moore's 12 points and Mays' 11, the Armor rallied back to trail just 44-43 at halftime. Although Springfield's efforts in the last 10 games have yielded two wins, MacKinnon believes the record doesn't accurately reflect his team's abilities. 'We're playing well but just not getting the results. I told the guys just keep doing what you're doing and it will work out.' Canton was led by Kyle Gibson (6'5''-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech)'s 22 points. Antoine Agudio was 3 for 5 in 3-point attempts and hit for a season-high 20 points. Ryan Rossiter also scored a season high (14). Courtesy of: masslive.com


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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 14-0 
 2. Tarvas 13-4 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 10-5 
 4. TTU 9-7 
 5. Valga 8-9 
 6. Parnu 6-10 
 7. Rapla 6-10 
 8. Tln Kalev 4-14 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 18: TU/Rock - Valga 97-71
Jan. 18: Tln Kalev - Parnu 91-92
Jan. 16: Kalev/Cramo - Rapla 73-60
Jan. 19: Rapla - TTU


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Laksa, Tarvas17.1 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.2 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu16.1 
 4. Lindmets, Tarvas15.7 
 5. Akenparg, TTU15.4 
 6. Okoye, Tln Kalev15.4 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.2 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.7 
 9. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.2 
 10. Pilk, Rapla13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.4 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.4 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.6 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla7.1 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 8. Cunda, Valga6.8 
 9. Keedus, TTU6.7 
 10. Dimsa, TU/Rock6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.5 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas5.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU5.0 
 4. Cunda, Valga3.9 
 5. Laane, Rapla3.8 
 6. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.7 
 8. Pilk, Rapla2.6 
 9. Kriisa, TU/Rock2.3 
 10. Umbrasko, Tarvas2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Tamm, Tarvas2.6 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 3. Akenparg, TTU2.1 
 4. Saage, TU/Rock1.9 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.8 
 6. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.7 
 7. Keedus, TTU1.7 
 8. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.7 
 9. Pilk, Rapla1.5 
 10. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 4. Grim, Valga0.7 
 5. Saks, Tarvas0.7 
 6. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 7. Raadik, Parnu0.6 
 8. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 9. Lindmets, Tarvas0.4 
 10. Makke, TTU0.4 


Baltic League: Tarvas stay hot - by Janar

BC Rakvere Tarvas took another firm victory by beating BC Barsy Atyrau 103:84 (54:49). Tarvas has won all three games in the BBL stage of TOP16 and leads the group D.

The gap was only 5 with a quarter to go but in last 10 minutes, the host outscored the opponents by 14 points. The knockout happened uring first five minutes of the 4th quarter, as Tarvas made 19:2 during the run. Barsy missed 6 shots and made 6 turnovers during those crucial minutes.

Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) led the winners with 22 pts, 4rbs, 7 ast and 4 stl. A.J. Stewart (205-F-88, college: Texas St.) made a perfect debut for his new team with 19 points, 7 rbs and 3blk and Renato Lindmets (200-F-84, college: Westfield St.) added 18 points. For Barsy, Andrey Endropov scored 15 points.





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Apollon
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Brown, Apollon22.2 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp22.2 
 3. Buljan, Kormend21.7 
 4. May, Paris-Levallo.21.6 
 5. Shaw, Kormend21.3 
 6. Flowers, Kataja18.7 
 7. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.18.0 
 8. Burtt, Tofas17.9 
 9. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.17.6 
 10. Mitchell, Gaz Met.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.2 
 2. Bader, Szolnok10.3 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 5. Brown, Apollon8.8 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp8.8 
 7. Elonu, Tofas8.7 
 8. Hill, Hapoel Holon8.7 
 9. Wilson, Armia8.5 
 10. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.7.7 
 2. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.7 
 3. Jordan, Telekom6.4 
 4. Dixon, Karsiyaka6.3 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 6. Kudrautsau, Tsmoki.5.3 
 7. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.2 
 8. Rujak, Kormend5.2 
 9. Dundjerski, Gaz M.5.1 
 10. Deane, Khimik5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Flowers, Kataja3.9 
 2. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.9 
 3. Harris, Dijon2.8 
 4. Clark, Aalstar2.7 
 5. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 6. Diot, Paris-Levall.2.5 
 7. Owens, Dijon2.3 
 8. Crocker, Keravnos2.2 
 9. Barac, Pitesti2.2 
 10. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.2 
 2. Vasiliev, Krasni.2.0 
 3. Vaughn, Keravnos1.8 
 4. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 5. Goodridge, Khimik1.7 
 6. Aminu, Karsiyaka1.4 
 7. May, Paris-Levallo.1.4 
 8. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.4 
 9. Love, Antwerp1.3 
 10. Mladenovic, Gaz M.1.3 



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Standings

Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1. CSKA 4-0 
 2. Real Madrid 4-0 
 3. Anadolu Efes 3-1 
 4. Panathinaikos 3-1 
 5. Zalgiris 1-3 
 6. Unicaja 1-3 
 7. ALBA 0-4 
 8. Brose Bask. 0-4 
Group F
 1. Caja Laboral 4-0 
 2. Montepaschi 4-0 
 3. Khimky 3-1 
 4. FCB Regal 3-1 
 5. Maccabi T-A 1-3 
 6. Olympiacos 1-3 
 7. Besiktas 0-4 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-4 
Stage One Standings

Top 16: Round 4

E

Jan. 17: Brose Bask. - Anadolu Efes 76-94
Jan. 17: Zalgiris - CSKA 73-87
Jan. 16: ALBA - Panathinaikos 73-79
Jan. 17: Unicaja - Real Madrid 64-72

F

Jan. 18: Khimky - Maccabi T-A 88-67
Jan. 18: Fener.Ulker - Caja Laboral 75-97
Jan. 18: Olympiacos - Montepaschi 72-74
Jan. 17: Besiktas - FCB Regal 59-73

Top 16: Round 5

E

Jan. 25: ALBA - Brose Bask.
Jan. 25: Panathinaikos - Real Madrid
Jan. 25: Anadolu Efes - Zalgiris
Jan. 25: CSKA - Unicaja

F

Jan. 25: Caja Laboral - FCB Regal
Jan. 25: Montepaschi - Besiktas
Jan. 25: Fener.Ulker - Khimky
Jan. 25: Maccabi T-A - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brown, Montepaschi21.0 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.17.9 
 3. Langford, EA7 A.17.0 
 4. Weems, CSKA15.7 
 5. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.6 
 6. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 7. Aradori, Cantu15.0 
 8. Jerrells, Besiktas14.8 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu14.1 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Un.Olimpija
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Baynes, Un.Olimpija9.8 
 2. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.3 
 3. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA7.1 
 6. Mahalbasic, Asseco6.8 
 7. Hines, Olympiacos6.4 
 8. Lasme, Panathin.6.4 
 9. Tomic, FCB Regal6.1 
 10. James, Maccabi T.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.5.9 
 2. Planinic, Khimky5.8 
 3. Brown, Montepaschi5.6 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 5. Blassingame, Assec.5.1 
 6. Cook, EA7 Armani5.0 
 7. Teodosic, CSKA4.8 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu4.4 
 9. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.2 
 10. Westermann, Parti.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Zalgiris
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jaaber, Zalgiris1.9 
 2. Hickman, Maccabi1.9 
 3. Gordon, Anadolu1.9 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.8 
 5. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 6. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 7. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.5 
 8. Teodosic, CSKA1.4 
 9. Cook, EA7 Armani1.4 
 10. Schilb, Chalon1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.0 
 2. Tomic, FCB Regal1.6 
 3. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 4. James, Maccabi T-A1.4 
 5. Vidmar, Besiktas1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.3 
 7. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA1.1 
 9. Falker, Besiktas1.1 
 10. Gordon, Partizan1.1 


Top 16 Round 4 Results and Stats - by Eurobasket News

Group E
Unicaja - Real Madrid 64-72
Real Madrid sneaked past Unicaja in Malaga tonight. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) fired 15 points to pace well-balanced effort from the visitors. Real exploded with 29 points in the fourth frame to come from behind for the win. Real opened the game with six points in a row to gain control. Unicaja soon cut the deficit but Real stayed in front throughout the first term. They arrived at the first intermission up by three points 19:16. Unicaja tipped off the second term with six straight points to spur ahead. Soon Andy Panko made it 34:25 for the hosts. Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) dragged the visitors within six points at the big break 30:36. Unicaja used a 7:1 run at the start of the second half to accumulate a 43:31 advantage. They kept Real at bay throughout the period posting a 50:43 buffer into the fourth quarter. Real answered with a 10:0 rally to open the final period. The Madrid outfit extended the margin to as many as 7 points 59:66 with under three minutes remaining. Sergio Rodriguez and Jaycee Carroll made it 70:63 with just over a minute remaining in regulation and Real hung on to clinch win at the end. Sergio Rodriguez netted 14 points in the victory. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Unicaja. Fran Vazquez chipped in 12 points in the loss.

Brose Bask. - Anadolu Efes 76-94
Anadolu Efes keep Brose Baskets Bamberg undefeated in Top 16. The Turkish side sent the German team to 0-4 record after 94:76 win away from home. Anadolu Efes meanwhile improved to 3-1 record. Brose Baskets Bamberg started the game with 27-23 but could not win any other period. The guests replied with 24-19 in the second frame and took 1-point advantage at the halftime. The second half fully belonged to the Turkish team that posted two victories in the third and the last quarters. They needed 18-13 rally in the third frame and erupted with 29-17 surge in the last stanza. Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Jordan Farmar netted 15. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) added 14, while Lucas scored 13. Bostjan Nachbar (207-PF-80) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort and Teddy Gipson notched 16. Maik Zirbes scored 15, whilst Casey Jacobsen brought 8.

ALBA - Panathinaikos 73-79
Panathinaikos clinched the third win in EuroLeague Top 16 stage. They upset ALBA in Berlin for 3-1 record in Group E. Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) exploded with 28 points for the winners. ALBA and Panathinaikos stayed on level terms throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 23:23 at the end of the first quarter. The Hellenes pulled ahead in the second frame. The Athens team held ALBA to 16 points and raced to a 45:39 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos kept ALBA at bay throughout the third term. The Greek team extended the margin to as many as 9 points at the final break. ALBA tried to put together a comeback rally. Foster and Morley dragged the hosts within four points with 31 seconds to go. But Banks went deadly from the penalty stripe and Panathinaikos eventually ran away with victory. Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) had 14 points, while James Gist provided 10 points for Panathinaikos. Nihad Djedovic answered with 21 points for ALBA. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) posted 16 points in the loss.

Zalgiris - CSKA 73-87
CSKA made it look easy as they cruised past Zalgiris in Kaunas tonight. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) exploded with 24 points to lead the Moscow powerhouse to the fourth straight win in Top 16. It was an intense start for both teams. CSKA got to a slightly better start as they grabbed a 9:2 lead. But Zalgiris slowly cut the deficit and got within one at the first break 15:16. Lafayette and Popovic put the Lithuanian team in front early in the second term. The lead changed hands numerous times throughout the quarter. However CSKA capped the half with seven straight points to take a 38:31 lead. Vladimir Micov and Milos Teodosic teamed up for 16 points in the third term as CSKA opened a comfortable 65:51 lead at the final intermission. The visitors opened the fourth term with four points in a row to gain an 18-point lead. Zalgiris were able to cut the margin to 10 points with just over three minutes remaining. However Kaun and Vladimir Micov connected for important points and CSKA rolled to the victory in the final minutes. Vladimir Micov knocked down 20 points, while Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) added 15 points for the winning team. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) delivered 16 points for Zalgiris. Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81, college: Niagara) netted 12 points in the loss.

Group F
Olympiacos - Montepaschi 72-74
Montepaschi Siena needed a 7-0 finish to silence Olympiacos in Greece. The Italian team trailed 5 points with 40 seconds to go, but managed to seal the victory. Bobby Brown scored the last 5 points and brought the important win for the Italian side. Olympiacos Piraeus won the opening quarter 25-20, but lost the half by two points. The guests posted 18-11 in the second frame and took 48:46 advantage at the halftime. Olympiacos Piraeus reduced to 1 point at the end of the third period and dominated the last stanza increasing to 5 points in the last minute. Bobby Brown became the real star of the game and sealed the fourth straight win in Top 16 for his side. Bobby Brown top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Daniel Hackett added 11. Tomas Ress (209-C-80, college: Texas A&M) notched 10, whilst Viktor Sanikidze and David Moss posted 9 apiece. Kyle Hines and Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) ended up with 13 points each in defeat. Stratos Perperoglou and Giorgi Shermadini had 9 each in a loss.

Besiktas - FCB Regal 59-73
Barcelona Regal survive Turkish challenge in Round 4 of Top 16 in EuroLeague. The Spanish team overcame Besiktas JK Istanbul 73:59 for 3-1 record in Group E. The hosts remained winless and dropped at 0-4 record. Besiktas JK Istanbul had nothing to lose in the game and showed a great first half in the court. Although they lost the first period 10-15 they managed to reply with 22-19 in the second frame. Barcelona Regal managed to grab 3-point lead entering the last stanza and proved their ambitions only in it. They erupted with 22-11 burst for the final 14-point win. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) led the way with 15 points, whilst Erazem Lorbek notched 11. Sarunas Jasikevicius and Pete Mickeal followed them winners with 9 points each. Curtis Jerrells top-scored for the hosts with 17 points and Gasper Vidmar netted 14. Damir Markota (209-F-85) delivered 13, while Daniel Ewing had 9.

Fener.Ulker - Caja Laboral 75-97
Caja Laboral down Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul in the last but one game of the Top 16 Round 4. The Spanish team improved to 4-0 record after a 97:75 win. Fenerbahce Ulker remained winless in the group. Caja Laboral came to Turkey as the favorite and did not mind 6500 local support. They won the first period 20-19 and added massive 28-13 burst in the second period. Moreover the Spanish team did not slow down and continued their dominance in the second half. They posted 23-19 in the third quarter and finished the game with 26-24 in the last stanza. Andres Nocioni (199-SF-79) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Nemanja Bjelica added 16. Fernando San Emeterio and Maciej Lampe delivered 13 points each. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) and Emir Preldzic answered with 16 points each in defeat. Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85, college: New Orleans) poured in 15 and Oguz Savas scored 11.

Khimky - Maccabi T-A 88-67
Khimky proved their highest ambitions in the EuroLeague season. Having overcome the concerns of financial stability the Russian powerhouse showed first-class basketball tonight to slam visiting Maccabi. K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) nailed 20 points to pace the winners. Maccabi Tel-Aviv got to a flying start. Devin Smith scored 7 points in the opening quarter as the visitors gained a 25:19 lead. Khimky used a 16:0 run midway through the second term to take a 40:29 lead. The hosts ensured a 46:34 halftime advantage. The margin grew throughout the third term as Khimky piled up a comfortable 20-point advantage at the final break. Khimky never looked back en route to a convincing victory at the end. Paul Davis posted 16 points, while Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) netted 15 points for the winning team. Lior Eliyahu (206-SF-85) answered with 17 points for Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Shawn James chipped in 14 points in the losing case.



Euroleague round 4 (Top 16) best performance: Paul Davis - by Eurobasket News

American center Paul Davis (211-C-84) had a great game in the last round for Khimky, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Top 16).
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (16 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Maccabi T-A (#6, 1-3) with 21-point margin 88-67. Khimky is placed at 3rd position in Euroleague group F. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this stage. Khimky will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Davis as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Paul Davis averages this season 11.3ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) of league's second-best CSKA. Khryapa had a very good evening with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he lead CSKA to another comfortable win 87-73 over the lower-ranked Zalgiris (#5, 1-3) being unquestionably team leader. CSKA's second position in group E has not changed. A very good start of the Top 16 for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Khryapa is one of the most experienced players at CSKA and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Lithuanian swingman Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) of Panathinaikos (#4). Maciulis scored 28 points. He was a key player of Panathinaikos, leading his team to a 79-73 win against the lower-ranked ALBA (#8, 0-4). Panathinaikos needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group E. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 1 lost games. Maciulis has a very solid season. In 14 games in Euroleague he scored 10.9ppg. He also has 4.3rpg, FGP: 59.2% and 3PT: 41.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84) of Montepaschi - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90) of ALBA - 21 points and 4 rebounds
6. Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) of Caja Laboral - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) of Anadolu Efes - 17 points and 8 rebounds
8. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) of FCB Regal - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Andres Nocioni (199-SF-79) of Caja Laboral - 19 points and 2 rebounds
10. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) of Olympiacos - 9 points and 7 rebounds

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



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Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 18-6 
 2. KTP 18-6 
 3. Nilan Bisons 17-5 
 4. Kataja 17-5 
 5. Kauhajoki 15-8 
 6. LrNMKY 12-11 
 7. Kouvot 11-12 
 8. Salon Vilpas 7-16 
 9. Korihait 7-16 
 10. Lapua 6-17 
 11. FoKoPo 5-18 
 12. Namika Lahti 5-18 

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 18: Pyrinto - KTP 75-85
Jan. 19: Salon Vilpas - Lapua
Jan. 19: Kouvot - Namika Lahti
Jan. 19: FoKoPo - LrNMKY
Jan. 19: Kauhajoki - Nilan Bisons
Jan. 20: Kataja - Korihait


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Conley, LrNM.22.3 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.3 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.7 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot19.5 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua17.7 
 6. Logins, LrNM.17.7 
 7. Holloway, Namika L.17.3 
 8. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.0 
 9. Flowers, Kataja16.8 
 10. Ulmer, Pyrinto16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.4 
 2. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki8.5 
 4. Giles, KTP8.5 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.3 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo8.2 
 7. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 8. Johnson, Namika L.8.0 
 9. Thorpe, FoKoPo7.8 
 10. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.9 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.3 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.1 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.9 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.7 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.5 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.2 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo4.0 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.7 
 2. Smith, Kataja2.5 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.4 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.1.9 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.9 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.8 
 7. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.8 
 8. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 9. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 10. Watson, Kauhajoki1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Barrett, KTP1.6 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.0 
 4. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.0 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 10. Taft, Korihait0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 12-3 
 2. ToPo 10-5 
 3. BC Nokia 10-5 
 4. Oulun NMKY 9-5 
 5. Tapiolan Honka 9-7 
 6. Huima 5-10 
 7. Pyrinto II 5-11 
 8. SayRi 4-11 
 9. Ura Basket 4-11 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 12-5 
 2. KaU Koris 12-6 
 3. TuNMKY 11-6 
 4. Jarvenpaa 11-6 
 5. HBA-Marsky 8-9 
 6. BC Jyvaskyla 7-12 
 7. JyWe 5-13 
 8. Espoo Basket 4-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

A

Jan. 18: SayRi - BC Nokia 77-86
Jan. 19: Oulun NMKY - ToPo
Jan. 20: Pyrinto II - Tapiolan Honka
Jan. 20: Ura Basket - Porvoon Tarmo

B

Jan. 16: BC Jyvaskyla - JyWe 84-60
Jan. 17: HBA-Marsky - TuNMKY 70-83
Jan. 20: Kerava ET - TuNMKY
Jan. 20: Espoo Basket - HBA-Marsky
Jan. 20: KaU Koris - Jarvenpaa


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Richardson, Ura B.26.5 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.9 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.1 
 4. Pederson, SayRi22.6 
 5. Mays, Huima22.1 
 6. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.3 
 7. Tate, Porvoon19.9 
 8. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa19.7 
 9. Mua, Kerava ET19.7 
 10. Coleman, Oulun N.19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael CORPENING
  BC Jyvas.
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.8 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia14.6 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET13.3 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.9 
 5. Stephens, Huima11.7 
 6. Keskitalo, JyWe11.6 
 7. Capers, ToPo11.5 
 8. Young, Porvoon11.2 
 9. Coleman, ToPo10.8 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.6 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.5 
 3. Herrala, HBA-M.4.3 
 4. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.2 
 5. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.2 
 6. Ginty, ToPo4.1 
 7. Mays, Huima3.9 
 8. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.9 
 9. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto3.8 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.1 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.9 
 3. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.3 
 4. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 5. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 6. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 7. Capers, ToPo2.0 
 8. Herrala, HBA-M.2.0 
 9. Ginty, ToPo1.9 
 10. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.1 
 3. Woods, BC Nokia1.9 
 4. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 6. Capers, ToPo1.3 
 7. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 8. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.2 
 9. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET1.1 


KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto lost at home court - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, round 24: Two contests tonight. Pyrinto (Tampere) lost at home vs KTP (Kotka) 75-85 (34-30). The loss was # 2 for Pyrinto (18-6) at home this season. KTP (18-6) was winning the fourth game in a row. Pyrinto had only two players over 10 points: Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86, college: Rhode Island) (21pts/8rbs) and Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) 21pts/8a. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) (ex-Pyrinto) led KTP with 22 pts. Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) added 21 pts and gave six assists.
Kataja (Joensuu) won the fifth game in a row. This time Kataja (18-5) crushed UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) by 31 points 90-59 (43-37). Antti Kanervo (193-SG-89) led the hosts with 29 pts (treys 7/10). Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) and Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Winona St.) added both 18 pts. Villematti Kopio (182-PG-92) scored 12 pts for UU-Korihait (7-17).

Pyrinto - KTP 75-85 (34-30). (Lamonte Ulmer 21/8, Damon Williams 21/8a, Jesse Niemi 9 - Antwine Williams 22, Bojan Sarcevic 21/6a, Sefton Barrett 16. A: 777).
Kataja - UU-Korihait 90-59 (43-37). (Antti Kanervo 29, Dan Coleman 18/9, Jonte Flowers 18/6a - Villematti Kopio 12, Pyry Rainamaa 12, TJ Robinson 11/9. A: 602).

In Division 1 A Riento from Saynatsalo lost vs BC Nokia 77-86 (34-44). SayRi (4-11) had only two American players and Eryk Thomas (200-C/F-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) was early in foul troubles. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) (23/14) led again BC Nokia (10-5) both in points and rebounds. Newcomer Shaquille Johnson (190-G-90, college: Marshall) netted 26 pts for SayRi in 40:00 minutes.

SayRi - BC Nokia 77-86 (34-44). (Kosti Naukkarinen 31 (1 - 5/5, 2 - 4/6, 3 - 6/11), Shaquille Johnson 26/6a, Eryk Thomas 10/12 - Brian Moultrie 23/14, Kraidon Woods 13, Ville Tuominen 13).



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Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 18: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Lille 95-74
Jan. 18: Nantes - Boulogne 94-88
Jan. 18: Charleville - Hyeres-Toulon 93-99 OT
Jan. 18: St Quentin - Evreux 84-87 OT
Jan. 18: Antibes - Chalons-Reims 75-82
Jan. 18: Le Portel - Fos Ouest 73-67
Jan. 18: Denain - Rouen 61-72
Jan. 19: Bourg - Bordeaux
Jan. 19: St Vallier - Maurienne


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Brown, Maurienne22.6 
 2. Blue, Antibes20.3 
 3. Flowers, Denain20.1 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.6 
 6. Hilliard, Antibes18.2 
 7. Siggers, Lille18.1 
 8. Sanders, Charlevil.17.5 
 9. McKines, Rouen17.0 
 10. Bassett, Rouen16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Wood, Evreux10.2 
 2. Bing, Maurienne10.1 
 3. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.9 
 4. Lesieu, St Quentin9.6 
 5. Kitts, Denain9.5 
 6. McKines, Rouen8.9 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.8.7 
 8. Rouse, St Vallier8.5 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.0 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.3 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.3 
 4. Dumas, Bourg5.8 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Calvez, Charleville5.0 
 8. Da Silva, Rouen4.8 
 9. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.4.8 
 10. Hannah, Evreux4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Craven, St Vallier2.6 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 3. Flowers, Denain2.3 
 4. Hannah, Evreux1.9 
 5. Dumas, Bourg1.8 
 6. Siggers, Lille1.8 
 7. Mullins, Chalons-.1.8 
 8. Wilson, Le Portel1.7 
 9. Mathis, Nantes1.7 
 10. Mendy, Pau-Lacq.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.2 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.7 
 3. Coleman, Bordeaux1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.2 
 5. Taccoen, Lille1.0 
 6. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 7. Burrell, Chalons-.0.9 
 8. Blue, Antibes0.9 
 9. Wesley, Rouen0.9 
 10. Jaiteh, Boulogne0.9 


The Timberwolves sign Mickael Gelabale - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) signed 30-year old French international small forward Mickael Gelabale (201-83, agency: Three Eye Sports). He just played at Valencia Basket in Spanish ACB league. In 5 ACB games this season he had 11.0ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 1 game in Eurocup where he recorded 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Gelabale also played at Cedevita (Euroleague) in Croatian league earlier that season. In 10 games this year he recorded 12.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 12 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 10.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.0apg. The last season Gelabale played at Khimky (PBL) in Russian PBL. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 12 PBL games he recorded 4.5ppg and 2.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Gelabale also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 4.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 7 games in VTB United League where he recorded 3.6ppg and 2.4rpg. The other team Gelabale played shortly was Spirou Charleroi (Ethias League) in Belgian Ethias League.
The previous (10-11) season he played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French ProA. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Gelabale was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 36 ProA games he recorded 14.2ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Gelabale also played 4 games in Euroleague where he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
In 2005 Gelabale was drafted by Seattle Supersonics in second round (48th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships Honorable Mention back in 2010.
Gelabale was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2005 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team in 2001. Gelabale represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.8ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 66.7%.
Gelabale is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Spain (Real Madrid), NBA (LA Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder), France (Cholet) and D-League (Idaho Stampede and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
Gelabale could be described: A player of Caribbean origins (Isla de Punta Negra) who exploded in French League thaks to his athletic skills and his versatility; Knows ho to stay on the court, can make the right choice almost every time. His great defensive skills make him the usual controller of the opponents best scorer.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Bo McCalebb selected the top FYR Macedonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Bo McCalebb
Bo McCalebb
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Turkey. He could not help Fenerbahce Ulker (0-3) in their last game. Despite McCalebb's very good performance the seventh-placed Fenerbahce Ulker was badly defeated 91-73 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Maccabi T-A in the group F of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 15 points. McCalebb also added 4 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court. So far Fenerbahce Ulker lost all three games in the Top 16. McCalebb has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(49-87), 3FGP: 25.8% and FT: 82.1% in the 12 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. McCalebb is currently a member of the FYR Macedonian senior national team. Strangely he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Pero Antic (210-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague). Antic was not able to help Olympiacos (1-2) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (3-1) in the Euroleague. He scored 9 points. But Olympiacos (#6) was defeated 76-68 in Barcelona by the higher-ranked Regal FC (#3) in the group F of Euroleague. This season Antic averages: 6.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 28.3% and FT: 85.7%. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Antic is in the roster of the FYR Macedonian senior national team.

Vojdan Stojanovski
Vojdan Stojanovski
   #3. The FYR Macedonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-87, currently plays in Ukraine). He led BC Donetsk to a victory over the closely-ranked DniproAzot (10-14) 77-61 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. Stojanovski was MVP of the game. He scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. BC Donetsk (13-11) is placed seventh in the Superleague. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Stojanovski's first season with the team. This year Stojanovski has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 52.3%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 80.4% in the 18 games. He is also a member of the FYR Macedonian senior national team.

Marques Green
Marques Green
   #4. Point guard Marques Green (167-82, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Armani Milano's victory against the closely-ranked Enel Brindisi (8-7) 83-76 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. Green scored 12 points and added 4 assists. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (8-7) is placed eighth in the SerieA. Green has reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 5.5apg. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2010. Apparently he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Predrag Samardziski
Predrag Samardziski
   #5. International center Predrag Samardziski (215-86, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League) was not able to secure a victory for Lietuvos rytas (5-6) in their game against Krasnie Krilya (8-3) in the VTB United League. Samardziski scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. Lietuvos rytas (#6) was badly defeated 89-72 in Samara by the higher-ranked (#4) Krasnie Krilya in the group A of VTB United League. This year Samardziski's overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 3.7rpg in the 10 games. He plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.

Jeremiah Massey
Jeremiah Massey
   #6. Forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Walter Tigers (9-10) crushing them 103-73 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. He recorded 6 points and had 3 steals in 20 minutes. It was his first game for Brose Baskets Bamberg this season. His team is placed first in the BBL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Massey is a naturalized American. He is a former international player as he played for the FYR Macedonian senior team four years ago. Interesting that Massey has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Vlado Ilievski
Vlado Ilievski
   #7. An experienced international point guard Vlado Ilievski (190-80, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Cedevita (9-8) in their game against Zvezda (12-5) in the Adriatic League. Ilievski scored 5 points in 20 minutes. Cedevita was crushed 90-65 in Beograd by the second-ranked Zvezda. It was Cedevita's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Ilievski's total stats are: 4.4ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.6apg in the 17 games. He is also FYR Macedonian national team player.

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

   #1. Darius Washington (188-PG-85, college: Memphis, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Eilat to a victory against the sixth-ranked Maccabi Rishon (6-7) 80-74 in the Israeli Winner League on Sunday night. Washington recorded 12 points. Hapoel Eilat (9-4) is placed second in the Winner League. Washington's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 2.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Washington has never played in FYR Macedonia.

   #2. Kennedy Winston (198-F-84, college: Alabama, currently plays in France) managed to help BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral to win against the closely-ranked Chalon/Saor (9-6) crushing them 102-69 in the French ProA last Saturday. He scored 5 points. It was his first game for Gravelines-Dunkerque this season. His team is placed fourth in the ProA. Winston is a naturalized American. However he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

   #3. Experienced Jovan Zdravevski (197-F-80, currently plays in Iceland) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Tindastoll (3-10) 101-84 in the Icelandic Dominos League in Sunday night's game. Zdravevski scored 18 points, had 5 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 3 balls. Stjarnan (5-1) is placed second in the Dominos League. Zdravevski is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Stjarnan's roster. His stats this season are: 11.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. Zdravevski has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Icelandic.

   #4. Michael Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Russia could not help Unics Kazan (1-1) to beat ratiopharm Ulm (1-1). He scored only 4 points in 15 minutes. Unics Kazan (#4) lost 87-95 on the road to the second-ranked ratiopharm Ulm in the group L of Eurocup. There are only four games left until the end of the Eurocup Top 16. So now every game will be critical. Wilkinson's stats this year are: 11.3ppg and 2.3rpg in the three games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. However Wilkinson has never played in FYR Macedonia.

   #5. Cedi Osman (195-SG-95, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TB2L (second division) was not able to help Pertevniyal (6-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Pertevniyal was defeated 85-76 at home by the leading Usak. Osman was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 4 steals. Osman's stats this season are: 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.2spg. He is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Turkish. Despite Osman's FYR Macedonian nationality, he currently plays for the Turkish U18 national team and is not eligible to play for the FYR Macedonian team.

   #6. Tomcho Sokolov (205-F/C-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for Pi Koleji in their game against Trabzonspor in the Turkish TB2L (second division). Sokolov scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes. His team was crushed by 32 points 75-43. Sokolov has averaged so far 6.6ppg and 5.4rpg in the 16 games.



MZT Skopje tabs Eftim Bogoev - by Eurobasket News

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) inked 33-year old point guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80). He played recently at ABA Strumica (Prva Liga). In 9 games this season he recorded very impressive stats: 19.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 6.0apg and 1.8spg. The last season Bogoev played at Fersped-Rabotnicki. In 23 Prva Liga games last year he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Ovce Pole Sveti Nikole (Superleague). In four games that season he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Bogoevs team won Macedonian Supercup in 2012. He was selected to Macedonian League All-Star Game back in 2009.
Bogoev has played also professionally in Bosnia (Sutjeska), Greece (KAO Dramas and A.G.O Rethymno Aegean) and FYR Macedonia (Millenium, Nemetali Ograzden, Feni Indistrija and AMMAK SP Ohrid).
His game is described as: Top assitant in premier division. Also nice penetration and shoot for three points with high procent.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @makbasket)



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Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 18: Jena - NBC 94-83
Jan. 18: Crailsheim - Heidelberg 86-82
Jan. 18: ETB Wohnbau - Karlsruhe 77-74
Jan. 18: Cuxhaven - Finke Baskets 103-79
Jan. 20: Ehingen - Gotha
Jan. 20: Vechta - Goettingen
Jan. 20: Leipzig - Duesseldorf
Jan. 20: Kirchheim - Chemnitz


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.0 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.8 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.4 
 4. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.5 
 5. Barker, Jena16.3 
 6. White, Heidelberg16.2 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen16.2 
 8. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.1 
 9. Alexander, Kirchhe.16.0 
 10. Khartchenkov, Lei.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.8 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.2 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.4 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.1 
 5. Calvin, Ehingen7.7 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.7 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.2 
 8. Livas, Goettingen7.2 
 9. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.1 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Williams, Vechta8.0 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.3 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.2 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.1 
 6. Matthews, Ehingen4.8 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Barker, Jena4.6 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.5 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Vechta3.1 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.6 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim1.9 
 5. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 6. Bynum, Chemnitz1.7 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.6 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.6 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Harris, Goettingen1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.4 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.8 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz1.5 
 4. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.5 
 5. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 6. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.1 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe0.8 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 13-1 
 2. Rist Wedel 11-3 
 3. Herten Lions 11-4 
 4. Oldenburg 8-7 
 5. Recklinghausen 7-8 
 6. Dorsten 6-8 
 7. SU Medien 6-9 
 8. BSW Sixers 6-9 
 9. Hannover 5-9 
 10. Wulfen 5-9 
 11. MTV Wolfenbuettel 5-10 
 12. Stahnsdorf 4-10 
Group South
 1. Dragons 13-1 
 2. Weissenhorn 9-5 
 3. Noerdlingen 9-5 
 4. Langen 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY II 7-7 
 6. Licher Baeren 7-7 
 7. Bayer Giants 7-7 
 8. Dresden 6-8 
 9. Leitershofen 6-8 
 10. Hanau 6-8 
 11. Konstanz 4-10 
 12. TSV Troester 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

North

Jan. 18: Herten Lions - SU Medien 84-61
Jan. 18: BSW Sixers - Oldenburg 79-91
Jan. 18: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Recklinghausen 100-81
Jan. 18: Dorsten - Rist Wedel
Jan. 18: Wulfen - Schwelm
Jan. 18: Stahnsdorf - Hannover

South

Jan. 18: Fraport SKY II - Licher Baeren
Jan. 18: Konstanz - Bayer Giants
Jan. 18: Leitershofen - Hanau
Jan. 18: Dragons - Weissenhorn
Jan. 20: Langen - Noerdlingen
Jan. 20: TSV Troester - Dresden


Thaddeus Mcfadden Gets Loan To BK Usti - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After tearing up the Czech league the last three years, American Thaddeus McFadden (188-G-87, college: Fairmont St.) arrived in Braunschweig with a lot of high expectations, but he was unable to fullfill them. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig decided to loan him back to his old team BK Usti. With the Phantons, the American played 15 games averaging 5,4ppg, 1,5rpg and 1,2apg. "He showed that he has potential and is a role model, but he was unable to give us the needed impulses that we need now. Both sides came to the agreement that it is better that he plays for a team where he can play a major role and get the minutes he wants", stressed Phantoms sport director Oliver Braun.

Source: New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig




Josh Young (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) Jacob Burtschi Will Go For The Title This Year - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Joshua Young (185-PG-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) is a 24 year old 185cm guard from Lawton, Oklahoma that is playing his second season for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. He played at Drake from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. Last season he came to Germany and played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. Last season for Tuebingen he played 34 games: 10.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.0% He spoke to Eurobasket about the first half of the season and the 2013 Beko BBL allstar game.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen are in 10th place at the break. How pleased were you with the play in the first half of the season and in what areas can the team improve on?

I think we had a decent first half for the season but definitely we will be looking for a stronger finish. We have so many areas we can improve - sharing the ball, defense, and even knocking down shots ( esp. free throws).

Which Tiger player has been the unsung hero of the team in the first half of the season?

I think we have had so many people step up game in and game out that its hard to choose. Everyone has been a hero at some point this season.

Which two players from team international and team national could be MVP if you had to pick one?

I'm going to have to go with my guy Reggie Redding for Team International and with my other guy Johannes Lischka for Team National. Both are great players.

If you look at both rosters team international and team national, who has the edge on paper and who will come away with the win?

Both sides are full of talent but I say Team International pulls it out in a close one.

Demond Mallet (Artland Dragons), LaQuan Prowell (LTi GIESSEN 46ers) Elvir Ovcina Larry Gordon and Jacob Burtschi are the three point shooting contestants. Who will come away with this and why?

I workout with Jake in the summertime so I know how well he can really shoot the ball. I say he goes for the title this year.


Who will come away with the dunk contest? Could Brian Harper meet Larry Gordon in the final or will guys like Sergio Kerush and Tyrone Nash make an impact?

All my answers are biased because I have teammates participating. Of course, my money is on Ty. However, if he wasn't in the contest, I think I would go with Brian Harper.

Which two teams will reach the Superbowl?

Pats and 49ers.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I just saw Django. Good movie.

Thanks Josh for the chat.




Paul Zipser Moves To FC Bayern Munich - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


FC Bayern Munich has reeled in one of the biggest German basketball talents form the birth year 1994 with Paul Zipser (201-PG-94). Zipser is a 18 year old 201cm point guard that is a talented young guard with huge upside. He can play in the 2 and 3 positions as well, he's a good rebounder for his size and is improving passing and court vision together with his ball-handling and playmaking skills. If he will be succesful, expect him to play the point very soon. Also, he has yet a good shooting range and defensively can defend players at both guard positions and the small forward spot as well as some power forwards, thanks to his athleticism. H eplayed for USC Heidelberg. This seaosn he had played only tow games avergaing 6,0ppg, 3,5rpg and 2,5apg. Last season he played 22 games: 7.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg, Blocks-4 (1.0bpg), FGP: 56.1%, 3PT-2 (55.3%), FT: 84.6%. "We are happy that one of the biggest european talents that despite many offers decided to come play for us. He will play an importnat role for us in the future", stated Marko Pesic.
Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -10, European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) -10: 9 games: 11.4ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 52.7%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 66.7%, German U18 National Team -11-12, European Championships U18 in Wroclaw (Poland) -11: 8 games: 9.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 77.8%, German NBBL All-Star Game -12, Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim (Germany) -12, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-West Newcomer of the Year -12, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Most Improved Player of the Year -12, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Newcomer of the Year -12, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Newcomers Team -12, German National Team -12, European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 6 games: 8.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 69.2%. "I am looking forward to the new challenge and the professionalism of FC Bayern Munich. As a young German player it is a great chance to play for a team with Svetislav Pesic and play for him", stated Paul Zipser.

Source: FC Bayern Munich







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EuroLeague: Montepaschi Siena needed a 7-0 finish to silence Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Piraeus - Montepaschi Siena 72:74

Montepaschi Siena needed a 7-0 finish to silence Olympiacos in Greece. The Italian team trailed 5 points with 40 seconds to go, but managed to seal the victory. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) scored the last 5 points and brought the important win for the Italian side.
Olympiacos Piraeus won the opening quarter 25-20, but lost the half by two points. The guests posted 18-11 in the second frame and took 48:46 advantage at the halftime. Olympiacos Piraeus reduced to 1 point at the end of the third period and dominated the last stanza increasing to 5 points in the last minute. Bobby Brown became the real star of the game and sealed the fourth straight win in Top 16 for his side.
Bobby Brown top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) added 11. Tomas Ress (209-C-80, college: Texas A&M) notched 10, whilst Viktor Sanikidze (203-SF-86) and David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) posted 9 apiece. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) and Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) ended up with 13 points each in defeat. Stratos Perperoglou (203-F-84) and Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) had 9 each in a loss.

Olympiacos Piraeus: Kyle Hines 13, Vassilis Spanoulis 13 Stratos Perperoglou 9, Giorgi Shermadini 9
Montepaschi Siena: Bobby Brown 22, Daniel Hackett 11, Tomas Ress 10, Viktor Sanikidze 9, David Moss 9



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Eredivisie Round 18: M.Magixx loses to Den Bosch in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nijmegen. 3rd ranked host M.Magixx (12-8) was smashed by first ranked Den Bosch (18-3) 104-85. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 58-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Den Bosch shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Den Bosch especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 68.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) scored 26 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-3 record. M.Magixx at the other side dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Den Bosch will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. M.Magixx will play at home against Groningen (#3) in Groningen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Den Helder was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Leeuwarden (11-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Den Helder K. (11-9). Den Helder K. defeated Leeuwarden 65-52. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leeuwarden. American guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched 20 points to lead the effort and Ousman Krubally supported him with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Even 8 points and 8 rebounds by American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) did not help to save the game for Leeuwarden. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Den Helder K. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Leeuwarden. Den Helder K. will play against higher ranked Groningen (#3) in Groningen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Leeuwarden will play at home against the league's second-placed Leiden and hopes to get back on the winning track.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 18: Groningen won against Amsterdam on the opponent's court 77-60. Zwolle unfortunately lost to Weert in a home game 67-77. Leiden managed to beat Rotterdam on the road 82-70.


Amsterdam - Groningen 60-77

Very expected game when 9th ranked Amsterdam (2-18) was defeated at home by third ranked Groningen (13-7) 77-60. Amsterdam was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 43-25 second half run of Groningen. Groningen maintains third position with 13-7 record having six points less than leader Den Bosch. Amsterdam at the other side keeps the ninth place with 18 games lost. Groningen will play against Den Helder K. (#6) on the road in the next round. Amsterdam will play against Zwolle and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Zwolle - Weert 67-77

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when eighth ranked Weert (7-13) defeated on the road 7th ranked Zwolle (10-11) 77-67. Weert made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American center Antwan Carter (198, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) notched 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international center Kenneth van Kempen (208-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Weert players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds by American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) did not help to save the game for Zwolle. Power forward Kenrick Zondervan (206-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) added 11 points and 11 rebounds. Weert maintains eighth position with 7-13 record. Zwolle at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Weert will play against higher ranked Den Helder K. (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Zwolle will play against Amsterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Weert: A.Carter 22+7reb+1ast, B.Perine 21+2reb+2ast, K.van Kempen 15+10reb+2ast, S.Besseling 12+10reb+2ast, R.Fletcher 7+1reb, A.Eduardo 0+5reb
Zwolle: D.Webb 14+15reb+1ast, K.Zondervan 11+11reb, Z.Novak 11+4reb+2ast, L.Williams 9+1reb+4ast, J.Magette 9+3reb, T.Smith 5+2reb
gschID: 193686


Rotterdam - Leiden 70-82

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Rotterdam (1-19) was defeated at home by second ranked Leiden (16-4) 82-70. The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Leiden outrebounded Rotterdam 48-24 including a 20-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. International Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) supported him with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Even 24 points and 8 rebounds by American guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar) did not help to save the game for Rotterdam. His fellow American import power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St., agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 14 points and 6 rebounds. Rotterdam's coach Randy Wiel rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leiden maintains second position with 16-4 record having just three points less than leader Den Bosch. Rotterdam lost eighteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 19 lost games. Leiden will play against Leeuwarden (#5) on the road in the next round. Rotterdam will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Leiden: R.Bekkering 24+12reb+2ast, W.de Jong 19+15reb+4ast, M.Kherrazi 11+7reb+1ast, T.Gallo 8+3reb, P.Hilliman 7+6reb, S.Cunningham 5+4reb+1ast
Rotterdam: A.Miles 24+8reb+3ast, C.Echols 14+6reb+1ast, D.Jones 14+1ast, M.Otten 9+6reb+4ast, I.Filipan 5+3reb, G.Slagter 3
gschID: 193685


Den Helder K. - Leeuwarden 65-52

The game in Den Helder was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Leeuwarden (11-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Den Helder K. (11-9). Den Helder K. defeated Leeuwarden 65-52. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leeuwarden. The game was mostly controlled by Den Helder K.. Leeuwarden was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Leeuwarden to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Leeuwarden 40-24 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) notched 20 points to lead the effort and American-Gambian forward Ousman Krubally (198-88, college: Georgia St., agency: Court Side) supported him with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Even 8 points and 8 rebounds by American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) did not help to save the game for Leeuwarden. His fellow American import forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) added 11 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Den Helder K. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Leeuwarden. Den Helder K. will play against higher ranked Groningen (#3) in Groningen in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Leeuwarden will play at home against the league's second-placed Leiden and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Den Helder K.: M.Hill 20+3reb, O.Krubally 11+11reb, S.Mladenovic 10+1reb+4ast, Q.Treffers 7+6reb, J.van der List 6+4reb, M.Van Schaik 5+1reb
Leeuwarden: J.Williams 11+3reb+2ast, R.Holcomb Faye 9+3reb+4ast, T.de Paula 9+2reb+2ast, S.Givens 8+8reb+2ast, D.Michaels 5+2reb, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 4+1reb
gschID: 193684


M.Magixx - Den Bosch 85-104

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nijmegen. 3rd ranked host M.Magixx (12-8) was smashed by first ranked Den Bosch (18-3) 104-85. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 58-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Den Bosch shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Den Bosch especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 68.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) scored 26 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (198-87) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Four Den Bosch and five M.Magixx players scored in double figures. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-3 record. M.Magixx at the other side dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Den Bosch will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. M.Magixx will play at home against Groningen (#3) in Groningen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: A.Young 26+6reb+7ast, M.Bauscher 18+3reb+6ast, W.Carter 18+3reb, S.Wessels 16+8reb+4ast, D.Wright 9+3reb+2ast, K.Akerboom 8+2reb
M.Magixx: N.Oudendag 18+1reb+1ast, K.Spain 17+8reb+1ast, H.Bekkering 12+1ast, K.Ahelegbe 11+4reb+5ast, T.Vermeulen 10+5ast, R.Sihota 10+10reb
gschID: 193683



Henk Norel selected the top Dutch playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Henk Norel
Henk Norel
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Henk Norel (214-87, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help CAI Zaragoza (10-7) in their last game. Despite Norel's very good performance CAI Zaragoza lost in an overtime 88-93 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#13) Blancos de Rueda. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Norel also added 8 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court. Norel has relatively good stats this year: 12.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2FGP: 58.9%(93-158) and FT: 53.1% in the 17 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Kevin van Wijk
Kevin van Wijk
   #2. Second place goes to former U16 international forward Kevin van Wijk (203-89, currently plays college basketball in the States). van Wijk led Valparaiso to a 1-point victory against the University of Detroit Mercy (3-2) 89-88 in the NCAA last Thursday. He scored 31 points (!!!) and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Valparaiso University has 4-1 conference record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This season van Wijk has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2FGP: 58.9%(93-158) and FT: 53.1%. He played for the Dutch U16 national team in 2005.

Robin Smeulders
Robin Smeulders
   #3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Robin Smeulders (207-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland, currently plays in EuroChallenge). Smeulders led his German team EWE Baskets to a victory against the fourth-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (0-1) 74-64 in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. EWE Baskets Oldenburg (1-0) is placed second in group L. Smeulders has reliable stats this year: 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 57.9%(22-38) and FT: 63.2% in the six games. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and German. Smeulders is also a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Gerald Robinson
Gerald Robinson
   #4. Power forward Gerald Robinson (202-84, also represented by Court Side, college: Tenn-Martin, currently plays in Cyprus) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams ENAD (3-11) crushing them 103-81 in the Cypriot Division A in Sunday night's game. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Forex Time Apollon (8-6) is placed fourth in the Division A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Robinson's overall stats this season are: 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg. He is a naturalized American. Robinson used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2011. He played also for Landstede Basketbal Zwolle in Dutch league.

Thomas van der Mars
Thomas van der Mars
   #5. Former U20 international center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, currently studies in the States) contributed to Portland's victory against the Loyola Marymount University (1-4) 68-64 in the NCAA last Saturday. van der Mars scored 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 31 minutes. The University of Portland has 1-3 conference record this season. This year van der Mars averages: 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg in the 12 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team three years ago.

Robert Krabbendam
Robert Krabbendam
   #6. Center Robert Krabbendam (213-86, another player represented by Court Side, college: Virginia Tech, currently plays in Cyprus) is a teammate of previously mentioned Gerald Robinson and both played together in the last Cypriot Division A game. Krabbendam contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams ENAD (3-11) crushing them 103-81. He recorded 7 points. Krabbendam's overall stats this season are: 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Dutch senior team three years ago.

Olaf Schaftenaar
Olaf Schaftenaar
   #7. Former U18 international center Olaf Schaftenaar (206-93, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Oregon St. (0-4) in their last game. Despite Schaftenaar's good performance the Oregon St. lost 64-74 in Los Angeles, CA to the Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles. He scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. So far Oregon St. lost all four games in the conference It's Schaftenaar's first season with the team. This year Schaftenaar's overall stats are: 5.0ppg and 2.7rpg in the six games. He used to play for the Dutch U18 national team two years ago.

Roeland Schaftenaar
Roeland Schaftenaar
   #8. Power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Leche Rio Breogan (7-7) in their game against FCB Regal II (6-8) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Schaftenaar scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Leche Rio Breogan was badly defeated 75-58 in Barcelona by the lower-ranked FCB Regal II (#9). Schaftenaar's total stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.8apg. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2010.

Jito Kok
Jito Kok
   #9. U18 international center Jito Kok (206-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help University of San Diego in a victory against the Loyola Marymount University (1-4) 78-70 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Kok recorded only 2 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 23 minutes. The University of San Diego has 4-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all four games in the conference. This year Kok's total stats are: 6.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.8apg in the 13 games. He is also in the roster of the Dutch U18 national team.

Charlon Kloof
Charlon Kloof
   #10. Point guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the St.Bonaventure (0-3) in their game against the Virginia Commonwealth University (3-0) in the NCAA. Kloof scored only 4 points and added 4 assists in 26 minutes. The St.Bonaventure lost 65-72 at home to the Virginia Commonwealth University. So far St.Bonaventure lost all three games in the conference Kloof has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg in the 15 games. He is a former U20 international player as three years ago he still played for the Dutch national team.

   #11. Former U20 international forward Kadeem Pantophlet (201-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Duquesne in their game against the Saint Joseph's University in the NCAA. Pantophlet cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was defeated 74-66. Pantophlet has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team four years ago.

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

   #1. Josh Duinker (210-F/C-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) could not help one of league's weakest teams Caceres Basket (6-9) to beat Ourense (1-7). Duinker scored only 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Caceres Basket was defeated 81-73 on the road by the higher-ranked Ourense (#11). Duinker has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Dutch.

   #2. Kim Tillie (210-F-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Utah, currently plays in Spain) managed to help UCAM Murcia in a victory against the 16th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (4-13) 81-75 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. Tillie scored only 2 points in 14 minutes. UCAM Murcia (24-6) is placed in the ACB. Tillie has averaged so far 7.5ppg and 3.8rpg in the 17 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Dutch and French.

   #3. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Josh Duinker and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Van Oostrum was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Caceres Basket (6-9) in their game against Ourense (1-7). He scored 7 points. Caceres Basket was defeated 81-73 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Ourense (#11). Van Oostrum has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg. He has both Dutch and British nationalities.

   #4. Joey van Zegeren McAdam (208-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an overtime Virginia Tech's victory against the Georgia Tech (0-4) 70-65 in the NCAA on Saturday night. van Zegeren McAdam scored only 4 points in 15 minutes. The Virginia Tech has 1-2 conference record this season. van Zegeren McAdam has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg in the 15 games.

   #5. Jonah Callenbach (194-F/G-93, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Fontedoso Carrefour (5-7) in their game against Castello (5-7) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Callenbach recorded only 2 points. Fontedoso Carrefour was edged 65-63 in Castellon by the lower-ranked Castello (#8). It was Fontedoso Carrefour's third consecutive loss in a row. This season Callenbach averages just 2.6ppg. He also holds two passports: Portuguese and Dutch.

   #6. Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague couldn't help Dnipro (8-17) in their last game. Despite Kickert's very good performance Dnipro lost 79-90 at home to the higher-ranked (#9) Cherkasy. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Kickert also added 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. Kickert has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.4apg in the 22 games. Kickert holds both Australian and Dutch passports.



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 14-3 
 2. Kaposvari 12-4 
 3. Atomeromu 11-5 
 4. Soproni 10-6 
 5. PVSK Pannon 8-8 
 6. Jaszberenyi 8-8 
 7. Falco-Szova 8-8 
 8. ZTE KK 7-8 
 9. Marso NYKK 7-10 
 10. Kormend 5-10 
 11. Szedeak 5-11 
 12. FS Debrecen 1-15 
 13. Szolnok 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 17: Marso NYKK - Soproni 69-63
Jan. 19: FS Debrecen - ZTE KK
Jan. 19: Szedeak - Kaposvari
Jan. 19: PVSK Pannon - Jaszberenyi
Jan. 19: Falco-Szova - Kormend

Round 15

Jan. 23: Atomeromu - Soproni


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko SPICA
  Kaposvari
  (205-C/F-86)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Spica, Kaposvari21.6 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.21.3 
 3. Legion, PVSK P.21.3 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari20.8 
 5. Nelson, Marso N.20.7 
 6. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.20.7 
 7. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 8. Wood, Albacomp19.9 
 9. Shaw, Kormend19.5 
 10. Wise, Soproni19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rastko DRAMICANIN
  Jaszbere.
  (207-C-86)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.7 
 2. Davis, Marso N.9.5 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.9.0 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.6 
 5. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.3 
 6. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 7. Markovic, Jaszbere.7.7 
 8. Keller, Albacomp7.6 
 9. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.6 
 10. Fey, Falco-Szova7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.8 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.5 
 3. Thomas, Soproni5.6 
 4. Copeland, ZTE K.5.5 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari5.5 
 6. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.3 
 7. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.3 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.2 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.9 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.2.9 
 3. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 5. Davis, Marso N.2.2 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.0 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.9 
 8. Wise, Soproni1.8 
 9. Vojvoda, Atomeromu1.6 
 10. Legion, PVSK P.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Akos KELLER
  Albacomp
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Keller, Albacomp1.2 
 2. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 3. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Fey, Falco-Szova0.6 
 7. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 
 8. Wise, Soproni0.6 
 9. Csorvasi, Szedeak0.5 
 10. Toth, Atomeromu0.5 



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  ICELAND   

Standings - Iceland Express League

Express L. Standings
 1. Thor Thorl 10-3 
 2. Grindavik 10-3 
 3. Snaefell 9-4 
 4. Stjarnan 9-4 
 5. KR 8-5 
 6. Keflavik 8-5 
 7. Njardvik 5-8 
 8. Skallagrimur 5-8 
 9. Fjolnir 4-9 
 10. KFI 4-9 
 11. IR 3-10 
 12. Tindastoll 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 17: Thor Thorl - IR 87-70
Jan. 17: Snaefell - Grindavik 84-90
Jan. 17: Tindastoll - KR 72-67
Jan. 17: Njardvik - Skallagrimur 107-70
Jan. 17: Keflavik - Stjarnan 107-103

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 31: KFI - Tindastoll
Jan. 31: KR - Keflavik
Jan. 31: Stjarnan - Snaefell
Jan. 31: Grindavik - Thor Thorl
Jan. 31: IR - Njardvik
Jan. 31: Skallagrimur - Fjolnir


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Pitts, KFI31.6 
 2. Palm, IR27.8 
 3. Smith, Thor Thorl25.3 
 4. Medlock, Skallagri.24.1 
 5. Broussard, Grind.22.9 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan22.1 
 7. Zeglinski, Grindav.22.1 
 8. Craion, Keflavik21.5 
 9. Jackson, Thor Thorl21.3 
 10. Jonsson, Snaefell21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Van, Njardvik14.6 
 2. Craion, Keflavik13.5 
 3. Quaintance, Skalla.12.9 
 4. Valentine, Tindast.10.5 
 5. McQueen, Snaefell10.2 
 6. Spicer, Fjolnir10.1 
 7. Mills, Stjarnan10.0 
 8. Virijevic, KFI9.3 
 9. Jackson, Thor Thorl9.3 
 10. Broussard, Grind.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Threatt, Snaefell9.7 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan9.2 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.3 
 4. Gibson, Tindastoll7.0 
 5. Zeglinski, Grindav.7.0 
 6. Williams, IR6.0 
 7. Smith, Thor Thorl5.5 
 8. Fridriksson, Njard.4.8 
 9. Hermannsson, KR4.7 
 10. Valsson, Keflavik4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Skalla.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Quaintance, Skalla.2.8 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.2.5 
 3. Moore, Njardvik2.4 
 4. Viggosson, Tindast.2.4 
 5. Broussard, Grind.2.4 
 6. Williams, IR2.3 
 7. Hilmarsson, Thor T.2.2 
 8. Smith, Thor Thorl2.1 
 9. Jonsson, Thor Thorl2.1 
 10. Valentine, Tindas.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.0 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan1.9 
 3. Bradshaw, KFI1.7 
 4. Quaintance, Skalla.1.7 
 5. Magnusson, KR1.5 
 6. Valentine, Tindast.1.3 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.3 
 8. Acox, KR1.2 
 9. Van, Njardvik1.2 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.0.9 


KR Reykjavik signs Richardson just out of college - by Eurobasket News

KR Reykjavik (Dominos League) signed 25-year old American guard Brandon Richardson (182-88). He just graduated from Nebraska (NCAA). In 30 games last season he had 7.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg.
As mentioned above Richardson is just out of college, so it will be his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Icelandic Express L. round 13 best performance: Michael Craion - by Eurobasket News

American forward Michael Craion (195-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Keflavik, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 17 rebounds, while his team edged out Stjarnan (#4, 9-4) 107-103. Keflavik maintains the 6th position in Icelandic Express L.. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Keflavik will need more victories to improve their 8-5 record. Craion turned to be Keflavik's top player in his first season with the team. Former Oral Roberts University star has very solid stats this year. Craion is in league's top in points (8th best: 21.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 13.5rpg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg and 57.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Keflavik's star - 25-year old American Billy Baptist (196-F-87). Baptist had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Keflavik to edge slightly higher-ranked Stjarnan (#4, 9-4) 107-103. Keflavik's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Baptist is a newcomer at Keflavik, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Aaron Broussard (195-F-90) of league's second-best Grindavik. Broussard showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, nineteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Grindavik, leading his team to a 90-84 win against #3 ranked Snaefell in a game of the week. Grindavik needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 3 lost games. Broussard has a great season in Iceland. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.9ppg (5th best). He also has 2.4spg and FGP: 51.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eric Palm (188-G-87) of IR - 38 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jarrid Frye (194-G/F-85) of Stjarnan - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Nigel Moore (195-F/G-81) of Njardvik - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Drew Gibson (188-G-85) of Tindastoll - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Jay Threatt (180-G-89) of Snaefell - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
9. David Jackson (201-F-88) of Thor Thorl - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Haminn Quaintance (201-F-85) of Skallagrimur - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  INDONESIA   

Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 9-0 
 2. Pelita Jaya 8-1 
 3. CLS Knights 8-2 
 4. Garuda 6-3 
 5. Satria Muda 6-3 
 6. Hangtuah 5-4 
 7. Stadium Jak. 5-5 
 8. Pacific Caesar 3-6 
 9. Bimasakti 2-7 
 10. Satya Wacana 2-8 
 11. NSH GMC Riau 1-8 
 12. Tonga BSC 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 17: CLS Knights - Bimasakti 72-64
Jan. 17: Hangtuah - Satya Wacana 71-46
Jan. 17: Stadium Jak. - Pelita Jaya 48-54
Jan. 17: Tonga BSC - Satria Muda 35-66

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 19: NSH GMC Riau - Bimasakti
Jan. 19: Hangtuah - Pacific Caesar
Jan. 19: Pelita Jaya - CLS Knights
Jan. 19: Satria Muda - Satya Wacana


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Andakara Prastawa DHYAKSA
  Dell Aspac
  (177-G-92)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.8 
 2. Sabara, Pacific14.2 
 3. Utomo, CLS Knights14.0 
 4. Rizky Ardian., Bim.13.6 
 5. Regowo, Dell Aspac13.3 
 6. Prawiro, Dell Aspac13.3 
 7. Pamungkas, Satya11.9 
 8. Sebayang, Pelita J.10.7 
 9. Efendi, NSH G.10.4 
 10. Budianto, Stadium10.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Airlangga SABARA
  Pacific .
  (190-PF-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Sabara, Pacific11.2 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.7 
 3. Gunawan, Satria M.9.6 
 4. Gunawan, Satria M.9.2 
 5. Nolland, Garuda7.3 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.6.9 
 7. Sucipto, NSH G.6.8 
 8. Damanik, Pelita Ja.6.6 
 9. Thoyib, Dell Aspac6.3 
 10. Rizky Ardian., Bi.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dimaz MUHARRI
  CLS K.
  (181-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Muharri, CLS K.4.1 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.1 
 3. Gerungan, Dell A.4.0 
 4. Sucipto, Satya W.3.9 
 5. Indra, Pacific3.6 
 6. Sartika, Bimasakti3.6 
 7. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.4 
 8. Wicaksono, Stadium3.3 
 9. Utomo, CLS Knights3.1 
 10. Wijaya, Garuda2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.1 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.3 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda2.6 
 4. Pratama, Garuda2.6 
 5. Sucipto, NSH G.2.6 
 6. Sabara, Pacific2.3 
 7. Nolland, Garuda2.3 
 8. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.3 
 9. Prasetyo, Tonga B.2.2 
 10. Dhyaksa, Dell As.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Isman THOYIB
  Dell Aspac
  (202-C-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.8 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.1.8 
 3. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.6 
 4. Teguh, Hangtuah1.6 
 5. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.6 
 6. Nasution, Satya W.1.4 
 7. Gunawan, Satria M.1.3 
 8. Nugroho, Satya W.1.1 
 9. Ruslan, Stadium1.1 
 10. Gendro Maryo., Bi.1.0 


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

25-year old forward Pringgo Regowo (190-F-87) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Dell Aspac and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Bimasakti (#9, 2-6) with 16-point margin 69-53. It allowed Dell Aspac to consolidate first place in the Indonesian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Dell Aspac keeps perfect 9 -0 record. Regowo has many years of experience at Dell Aspac, through which he has constantly improved. Regowo has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 13.3ppg) and rebounds (2nd best: 9.7rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Vinton Nolland (194-PF-82) of Garuda. He is a forward in his second season at Garuda. In the last game Nolland recorded impressive double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Garuda to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Pacific Caesar (#8, 3-6) 67-26. Garuda's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 6-3 record is not bad at all. Nolland is well-known at Garuda and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Daniel Wenas (188-F-92) of league's second-best Pelita Jaya. Wenas scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Pelita Jaya, leading his team to a 73-38 easy win against the lower-ranked NSH GMC Riau (#11, 1-8). Pelita Jaya is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 7-1 record is not that bad... Wenas has a very solid season. In 7 games in Indonesia he scored 7.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) of Satria Muda - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-G-92) of Dell Aspac - 20 points and 2 assists
6. Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-F-86) of Pelita Jaya - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ponsianus Indrawan (191-C-85) of Pelita Jaya - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) of Pelita Jaya - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Diftha Pratama (186-SG-89) of Garuda - 11 points and 7 rebounds
10. Muhammad Dhiya (204-C-92) of Garuda - 10 points and 4 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)



NBL Round 15: Stadium Jakarta is defeated by Pelita Jaya in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Jakarta: Pelita Jaya (#2) and Stadium Jakarta (#6). Stadium Jakarta was defeated at home 48-54 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Stadium Jakarta. Pelita Jaya forced 31 Stadium Jakarta turnovers. It was a great evening for the former international center Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Erick Sebayang (180-83) helped adding 13 points. The best for the losing side was Mohammad Wicaksono (189-89) with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pelita Jaya have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 8-1 record behind leader Dell Aspac. Stadium Jakarta at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Pelita Jaya will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Stadium Jakarta will play on the road against Pacific Caesar (#8) in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
12th ranked Tonga BSC (1-9) was outscored at home by fifth ranked Satria Muda (6-3) with the biggest margin this round 66-35. It was a quality performance for Galank Gunawan (194-87) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Rony Gunawan accounted for 9 points and 7 rebounds. Andri Hermawan (180-92) came up with 15 points for Tonga BSC in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Garuda. Tonga BSC lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tonga BSC will play on the road against Garuda (#4) in Bandung to get more than just one victory in their record.

In the last two games of round 15 Satya Wacana was destroyed by Hangtuah on the opponent's court 71-46. CLS Knights managed to outperform Bimasakti in a home game 72-64.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 9 rebounds by H Herman of CLS Knights.


Group Jakarta
Tonga BSC - Satria Muda 35-66

12th ranked Tonga BSC (1-9) was outscored at home by fifth ranked Satria Muda (6-3) with the biggest margin this round 66-35. The game without a history. Satria Muda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tonga BSC to just 6 points in fourth quarter and to 14 points in second half. Satria Muda held Tonga BSC to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 40.9 percent accuracy of the winners. Satria Muda forced 21 Tonga BSC turnovers and outrebounded them 48-28 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a quality performance for Galank Gunawan (194-87) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. The former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) accounted for 9 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Andri Hermawan (180-92) came up with 15 points and point guard Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-87) added 7 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Tonga BSC in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Satria Muda have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Garuda. Tonga BSC lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tonga BSC will play on the road against Garuda (#4) in Bandung to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: G.Gunawan 12+12reb+2ast, B.Siregar 11+3reb+3ast, R.Gunawan 9+7reb+2ast, F.Julius Achmad 9+2reb+2ast, V.Michel 7+2reb+2ast, K.Argadiba 6+8reb+2ast
Tonga BSC: A.Hermawan 15+2reb, R.Orlando Uneputty 7+5reb+3ast, H.Herlusdityo 4, H.Kurniawan 2+2reb+1ast, P.Susanto 2, R.Ongkowijoyo 2+3reb
gschID: 230008


Group Jakarta
Hangtuah - Satya Wacana 71-46

Rather expected game in Pandang where 10th ranked Satya Wacana (2-8) was crushed by seventh ranked Hangtuah (5-4) 71-46. Hangtuah dominated on the defensive end, holding Satya Wacana to just 6 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Satya Wacana's 26. They outrebounded Satya Wacana 38-26 including 30 on the defensive glass. Hangtuah players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for swingman Tri Wilopo (180-86) who led the winners and scored 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). point guard H Hardianus (175-92) accounted for 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. Guard Adheska Abraham (179-91) came up with 17 points and 4 assists and guard Respati Pamungkas (180-91) added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Satya Wacana in the defeat. 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. Hangtuah moved-up to sixth place. Satya Wacana lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Hangtuah: T.Wilopo 16+4reb+3ast, A.Junaidi 12+4reb+1ast, A.Prasetyo 9+5reb, M.Joni 8+4reb+3ast, H.Hardianus 6+6reb+6ast, T.Sugiharto 5+2reb
Satya Wacana: A.Abraham 17+1reb+4ast, R.Pamungkas 9+7reb+4ast, M.Ramadhan 5+1reb, E.Wiratama Nasution 5+5reb, Y.Sua 4+1reb, A.Ariadi 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 230007


Group Jakarta
CLS Knights - Bimasakti 72-64

Very predictable result in Surabaya where third ranked CLS Knights (8-2) defeated 9th ranked Bimasakti (2-7) 72-64. Bimasakti was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 35-25 second half run of CLS Knights. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for center H Herman (193-89) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Sandy Febiansyakh (190-86) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. CLS Knights' coach Eduard Santos allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-89) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Bimasakti in the defeat. CLS Knights maintains third place with 8-2 record behind leader Dell Aspac. Bimasakti lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: H.Herman 14+9reb+3ast, J.Jeffry 13+2reb+1ast, S.Febiansyakh 13+3reb+2ast, T.Agus 7+6reb+1ast, A.A. Ngurah Budidharma 5, D.Heryadi 5+2reb
Bimasakti: B.Rizky Ardiansyah 20+5reb+1ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 13+7reb+2ast, H.Gunawan 12+2ast, B.Sugianto 6+2reb, G.Virgian 5+2reb+1ast, M.Indra 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 230006


Group Jakarta
Stadium Jak. - Pelita Jaya 48-54

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Jakarta: Pelita Jaya (#2) and Stadium Jakarta (#6). Stadium Jakarta was defeated at home 48-54 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Stadium Jakarta. Pelita Jaya forced 31 Stadium Jakarta turnovers. It was a great evening for the former international center Ponsianus Indrawan (191-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Erick Sebayang (180-83) helped adding 13 points. The best for the losing side was Mohammad Wicaksono (189-89) with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Daniel Iskandar (190-71) scored 9 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Pelita Jaya have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 8-1 record behind leader Dell Aspac. Stadium Jakarta at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Pelita Jaya will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Stadium Jakarta will play on the road against Pacific Caesar (#8) in Surabaya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pelita Jaya: P.Indrawan 14+6reb+1ast, E.Sebayang 13+3reb+2ast, A.Poedjakesuma 9+4reb, D.Aryo Dewanto 6+3reb+2ast, A.Chandra 5+4reb+1ast, F.Damanik 3+8reb
Stadium Jak.: D.Iskandar 9+4reb+1ast, I.Budianto 6+4reb+1ast, R.Ariestedes 6+4reb+1ast, M.Wicaksono 6+6reb+6ast, C.Nurhadi Yusran 5+1reb, M.Ferdiansyah 5+1reb
gschID: 230009



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  IRELAND   


Basketball Ireland Weekend Preview - by Patrick Maher



Basketball Ireland Weekend Preview

January may be best known in Irish basketball for the magic of the cup but this weekends Nivea SuperLeague results will undoubtedly have huge bearing come March.

With just a point separating UL Eagles and UCC Demons atop the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague table both teams will need to overcome resurgent teams in DCU Saints and Killester. Meanwhile, Bord Gais Neptune will look to continue their recent run of good form when Moycullen come to town while UCD Marian and Dublin Inter round off the weekends action in the men.

Speaking ahead of their crucial tie with Killester, UCC Demons head coach Paul Kelleher praised the response from his players following a heart-breaking Cork derby loss to bitter rivals Bord Gais Neptune in the cup semi-final.

We talked about it for a few minutes on training Monday night and then we put it behind us. I though the application and attitude of the players was fantastic and a testament to their character.

We have one focus now and only one focus and that is Saturday night in the IWA Centre in Clontarf and getting a result against Killester, said Kelleher.

While they will be favourites, Demons were almost upstaged on their last journey to the capital as UCD Marian, without the services of their American player, came within a single basket of the Cork outfit.

The last meeting between these two sides was packed with side-stories as Killester introduced a new coach and new American player in Tom Doherty and Michael Bonaparte. Inspired by these additions to the team, Killester went on to stun Demons and will be hopeful that the matchup problems they caused that day will once again bear fruit this weekend.

In Limerick, a very similar storyline is present for the contest between defending champions UL Eagles and DCU Saints. The previous meeting between the teams saw Saints pull off a major upset and head coach Dave Donnelly is well aware that a superb performance will be needed this time around to avoid suffering from an inevitable Eagles backlash.

We did get a good result against them last time out but it will be a huge ask to go to Limerick and win and we know that. They are clearly one of the best teams, they are top of the league and in the cup final, said Donnelly.

Donnelly, who has seen a resurgence in form from his team after a shaky start was refusing to be drawn into how high up the table Saints can finish.

It has been a really topsy-turvy season and we need to just continue taking it one game at a time, play well and hopefully that will leave us in a good position by the end of the season.

While the two table-toppers are on court in Dublin and Limerick this weekend, their closest challenger, Bord Gais Neptune will be hosting Moycullen of Galway in Cork. Neptune currently lie two games off top spot and cannot afford any mistakes as the season nears its end.

Moycullen head coach Salva Camps is well aware that his young outfit will be facing a focused and currently in-form team in Neptune.

They won a big game last week in the cup semi-final against Demons and will be very confident. To win we will need to contain their centre Darren Townes who really hurt us last time out as well as stop Ger Noonan from getting down the lane whenever he wants.

The only other game on the schedule this weekend is an all-Dublin affair as UCD Marian and Dublin Inter square off in Belfield.

Boosted by the signing of Thomas Viglianco, Marian came agonisingly close to winning their cup semi-final last weekend only to be thwarted by a late UL Eagles rally.

Heading into this weekends games, UCD Marian guard Conor James is hoping the addition of Viglianco continues to see improved Marian performances.

As well as being a lights out shooter, Thomas is incredible at getting his team mates involved so he didnt have to make much of transition to fit in with our team, said James.

Despite being at the lower end of the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague table, Marian proved last weekend that they are still capable of beating any team in the counry.

The mood in camp is very good and we are starting to play with a lot of freedom. There isnt a whole lot of pressure on us anymore and we tend to play better playing as a team who has nothing to lose, said James.

The standout fixture in the Nivea Womens SuperLeague this weekend is without doubt the mouth-watering all Cork tie between a young up-and-coming Singleton SuperValu Brunell squad and the established top team Leeside, Team Montenotte Hotel Cork.

This is the Demons Neptune game for us. There has been a great rivalry between the teams and everyone is fit and ready to go for Sunday, said Brunell head coach Kieran OLeary.

We are obviously at somewhat of a disadvantage physically to them just because we are so much younger so playing tought defence and forcing them to shoot from outside will be crucial for us if we are going to win, OLeary went on to say.

Elsewhere in the Nivea Womens SuperLeague there is a an all-Dublin clash Clontarf as Killester tak on a DCU Mercy team that will be trying to recover from a deflating cup semi-final loss last weekend.

In Limerick, defending champions UL Huskies will be favourites to get the win against Liffey Celtics while Meteors and WIT Widlcats play out what looks like being a close affair in Colaiste Iosagain.

Basketball Ireland Upcoming fixtures

Saturday January 19th

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

Killester v UCC Demons, IWA Clontarf, 18:00 ; UCD Marian v Dublin Inter, UCD Sports Complex, 19:10 ; Bord Gais Neptune v Moycullen, Neptune Stadium, 19:30 ; UL Eagles v DCU Saints, UL Arena, 19:30

Nivea Womens SuperLeague

UL Huskies v Liffey Celtics, UL Arena, 17:00 ; Meteors v WIT Wildcats, Colaiste Iosagain, 19:00 ; Killester v DCU Mercy, I.W.A Clontarf, 20:00

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Matt OFlaherty Chemists Titans v Fr Mathews, Renmore, 19:00 ; Templeogue Azzurri v Maree, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 19:00 ; Team Garveys St Marys v Team Left Bank Kilkenny, Castleisland, 19:45

Basketball Ireland Women's Division One

UL Huskies v Portlaoise Panthers, UL Arena, 14:30

Sunday January 20th

Nivea Womens SuperLeague

Singleton SuperValu Brunell v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork, Parochial Hall Cork, 14:45

Basketball Ireland Women's Division One

Oblate Dynamos v Team Tom McCarthys St Marys, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 13:30

Courtesy .... Cian Nihill ....www.basketballireland.ie


Thomas Viglianco (206-F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Birm.Southern)



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  ISRAEL   

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.19.5 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.3 
 3. Simpson, Maccabi19.0 
 4. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.8 
 5. Dove, Elizur Ashke.17.5 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.4 
 7. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.1 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.5 
 9. Wright, Maccabi16.3 
 10. Stitt, Hapoel T-A16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.6 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.8 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.9.8 
 4. Calathes, Maccabi9.6 
 5. Wright, Maccabi9.5 
 6. Uter, Maccabi9.3 
 7. Washington, Netan.9.1 
 8. Thomas, Maccabi8.7 
 9. Dove, Elizur Ashke.8.5 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi Haifa
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.7.1 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.0 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi5.2 
 4. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.7 
 5. Bradley, Netanya4.5 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.4.4 
 7. Perry, Elizur A.4.4 
 8. Israeli, Maccabi4.3 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.3.8 
 10. Timor, Hapoel T-A3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.5 
 2. Washington, Netan.2.4 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.2 
 4. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.1 
 5. Berkowitz, Bnei H.2.1 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 8. Fells, Hapoel J-M1.9 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi1.8 
 10. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.3 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.9 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.5 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.5 
 5. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.3 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi1.2 
 8. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.2 
 9. Wright, Maccabi1.2 
 10. Dove, Elizur Ashk.1.1 


EuroLeague: Khimky dismantle Maccabi - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - Maccabi Tel-Aviv 88:67

Khimky proved their highest ambitions in the EuroLeague season. Having overcome the concerns of financial stability the Russian powerhouse showed first-class basketball tonight to slam visiting Maccabi. K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) nailed 20 points to pace the winners.
Maccabi Tel-Aviv got to a flying start. Devin Smith scored 7 points in the opening quarter as the visitors gained a 25:19 lead. Khimky used a 16:0 run midway through the second term to take a 40:29 lead. The hosts ensured a 46:34 halftime advantage. The margin grew throughout the third term as Khimky piled up a comfortable 20-point advantage at the final break. Khimky never looked back en route to a convincing victory at the end. Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) posted 16 points, while Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) netted 15 points for the winning team. Lior Eliyahu (206-SF-85) answered with 17 points for Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Shawn James (207-C-83, college: Northeastern) chipped in 14 points in the losing case.

Khimky: K.C. Rivers 20, Paul Davis 16, Petteri Koponen 15
Maccabi Tel-Aviv: Lior Eliyahu 17, Shawn James 14



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Pinkney comes back to Angelico Biella, ex San German - by Eurobasket News

Angelico Biella (SerieA) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-111kg-83, college: Nevada). Its actually his comeback to Angelico Biella as he played here before. Pinkney played in the summer at Atleticos de San German in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 17 games he recorded 10.7ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.2apg. He also played at Aliaga Petkim (TBL) in Turkish TBL that season. In 13 games last season he averaged 8.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg. The most of previous (10-11) season Pinkney spent at Enisey Krasnoyarsk (PBL) in Russian PBL. In 19 games that year he averaged 7.7ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the cup semifinals. The other team Pinkney played that season for was Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Euroleague) in Slovenian league. In 15 games he averaged 10.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 18 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 10.6ppg and 3.9rpg.
In 2005 Pinkney was drafted by Sioux Falls Skyforce (CBA) in fifth round (48th overall).
The former University of Nevada standout is in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Pinkneys team won Slovenian Cup in 2011. He was selected to Slovenian League All-Star Game in 2011.
Pinkney is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Israel (Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem), Poland, NBA (Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards), Italy (Cantu), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija) and D-League (Bakersfield Jam).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Raw athlete with good size and good hands...Has skills and mobility to counter stronger power forwards... Possesses good shot blocking ability. Has displayed a good shooting touch from the 17- to 18-foot range. He gets good position inside and is quick to the ball. Made a huge work in bulking-up, because he weighed just 190 pounds when he entered Nevada. Hes the typical late bloomer, who has yet upside.

By Eurobasket Data Center



EuroLeague: Montepaschi Siena needed a 7-0 finish to silence Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos Piraeus - Montepaschi Siena 72:74

Montepaschi Siena needed a 7-0 finish to silence Olympiacos in Greece. The Italian team trailed 5 points with 40 seconds to go, but managed to seal the victory. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) scored the last 5 points and brought the important win for the Italian side.
Olympiacos Piraeus won the opening quarter 25-20, but lost the half by two points. The guests posted 18-11 in the second frame and took 48:46 advantage at the halftime. Olympiacos Piraeus reduced to 1 point at the end of the third period and dominated the last stanza increasing to 5 points in the last minute. Bobby Brown became the real star of the game and sealed the fourth straight win in Top 16 for his side.
Bobby Brown top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) added 11. Tomas Ress (209-C-80, college: Texas A&M) notched 10, whilst Viktor Sanikidze (203-SF-86) and David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) posted 9 apiece. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) and Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) ended up with 13 points each in defeat. Stratos Perperoglou (203-F-84) and Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) had 9 each in a loss.

Olympiacos Piraeus: Kyle Hines 13, Vassilis Spanoulis 13 Stratos Perperoglou 9, Giorgi Shermadini 9
Montepaschi Siena: Bobby Brown 22, Daniel Hackett 11, Tomas Ress 10, Viktor Sanikidze 9, David Moss 9



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Japanese BJ League round 28 best performance: Draelon Burns - by Eurobasket News

American guard Draelon Burns (194-G-85, agency: Top Notch Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Yokohama BC, receiving a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Akita NH (#5, 14-10) 92-81. Yokohama BC is placed at 2nd position in Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Yokohama BC will need more victories to improve their 20-8 record. In the team's last game Burns had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Yokohama BC's top player in his first season with the team. Former De Paul University star has very solid stats this year. Burns is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.8ppg), assists (5th best: 4.9apg) and averages impressive 2.3spg and 40.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Jeral Davis (216-C-84) of Shimane SM. Davis had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Shimane SM to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Miyazaki SS (#10, 4-22) 99-69. Shimane SM's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 17-9 record is not bad at all. Davis is one of the most experienced players at Shimane SM and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. Former star Davis is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Yokohama BC's star - American forward Thomas Kennedy (201-F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza). Kennedy scored 25 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Yokohama BC, helping his team with a 92-81 win against the lower-ranked Akita NH (#5, 14-10). Yokohama BC needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 20 victories and 8 lost games. Kennedy has a great season in Japan. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.1ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wendell White (198-G-84) of Hamamatsu P. - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-F-80) of Shiga L-Stars - 24 points and 10 rebounds
6. Marcus Cousin (211-C-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 20 points and 12 rebounds
7. Draelon Burns (194-G-85) of Yokohama BC - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Benjamin Puckett (205-FC-83) of Shimane SM - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86) of Kyoto Hannar. - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jeremy Jacob (203-F-87) of Toyama Grouses - 25 points and 11 rebounds

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



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LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Valmiera 12-7 
 2. Barons kvartals 11-7 
 3. Jekabpils 11-8 
 4. Ventspils 10-1 
 5. VEF Riga 9-1 
 6. Jelgava 9-9 
 7. Jurmala 9-10 
 8. LU 8-11 
 9. Liepaja 6-13 
 10. Turiba 5-14 
 11. U18 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 17: Barons kvartals - Turiba 98-68
Jan. 16: Valmiera - Liepaja 87-62
Jan. 16: LU - Jelgava 86-108
Jan. 17: Jekabpils - Jurmala 81-63
Jan. 18: Ventspils - Valmiera 102-71

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 20: Jekabpils - Jelgava
Jan. 20: Barons kvartals - LU
Jan. 23: Liepaja - LU


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.20.6 
 2. Peiners, LU19.4 
 3. O''Brien, Jekabpils16.8 
 4. Hill jr., Jekabpils16.1 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera14.2 
 6. Porzingis, Valmiera14.1 
 7. Brown, Jurmala14.1 
 8. Apsitis, Turiba13.8 
 9. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.13.8 
 10. Ozols, Jurmala13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.0 
 2. Dargais, LU8.5 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.1 
 4. Butjankovs, Valmi.7.9 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava7.8 
 6. Mednis, Jurmala7.8 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.3 
 8. Gulbis, Barons k.6.5 
 9. Ziedins, Valmiera6.3 
 10. Iljins, Valmiera5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Raimonds GABRANS
  Valmiera
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Gabrans, Valmiera4.1 
 2. Sims, Ventspils4.1 
 3. Metra, Barons k.3.8 
 4. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.8 
 5. Bergmanis, Barons3.4 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.3 
 7. Silavs, Jelgava3.3 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 9. Plavnieks, U183.1 
 10. Miezis, Barons k.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Matiss RUDMIEZIS
  Turiba
  (190-F-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.9 
 2. Brown, Jurmala1.8 
 3. Miezis, Barons k.1.8 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava1.8 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.6 
 7. Jakovics, Liepaja1.5 
 8. Sims, Ventspils1.5 
 9. Virsis, Jekabpils1.4 
 10. Ate, Liepaja1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.6 
 2. Meiers, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.0 
 4. Iljins, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Ziedins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.8 
 7. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 8. Mizis, Jelgava0.7 
 9. Mednis, Jurmala0.7 
 10. Leiteris, Liepaja0.7 


Standings - LBAL

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 15: Kvele - VeA 82-81
Jan. 18: VeA - Valmiera BSS 76-55
Jan. 17: Kvele - VEF skola 75-85
Jan. 16: Ridzene - Saldus 70-101
Jan. 17: Ogres - Livani 66-64
Jan. 17: ViA - DSN 63-72
Jan. 16: Gulbene - RSU 62-80
Jan. 17: Jelgava/LLU - BK VEF-LSPA 48-80

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 23: RSU - VeA
Jan. 20: BK VEF-LSPA - DSN
Jan. 21: VEF skola - Liepaja-2
Jan. 21: ViA - Ogres
Jan. 23: DSN - Kvele
Jan. 23: Gulbene - Ridzene
Jan. 24: Valmiera BSS - Ogres
Jan. 24: ViA - Jelgava/LLU
Jan. 25: Livani - BK VEF-LSPA


LBL Round 22: #1 Valmiera is defeated by Ventspils - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Valmiera (12-7) on the court of fourth ranked Ventspils on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by Ventspils 102-71. The game without a history. Ventspils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Valmiera's 26 and made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Valmiera 37-23 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Ventspils especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 71.4 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Valmiera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) scored 20 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St.) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Ventspils (10-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position. Valmiera at the other side still keeps top place with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
LBL top team - Valmiera (12-7) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Liepaja (6-13) 87-62. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) notched 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and Viktors Iljins supported him with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Coach Varis Krumins's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by guard Roberts Krastins (194-94) did not help to save the game for Liepaja. Valmiera maintains first position with 12-7 record. Liepaja at the other side keeps the ninth place with 13 games lost. Valmiera will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Liepaja will play at home against Latvijas Universitate (#8) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Riga supposed to be also quite interesting. Seventh ranked Jelgava (9-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Latvijas Universitate (8-11). Jelgava smashed Latvijas Universitate 108-86 on Wednesday. Shedrick Haynes fired 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Kristaps Dargais produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Jelgava moved-up to sixth place. Loser Latvijas Universitate keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Jelgava will meet higher ranked Jekabpils (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Latvijas Universitate will play against Liepaja (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 22 Jurmala lost to Jekabpils on the opponent's court 63-81. Barons kvartals outscored Turiba in a home game 98-68.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 21 points and 10 rebounds by Tyler Cain of Barons kvartals.


Ventspils - Valmiera 102-71

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Valmiera (12-7) on the court of fourth ranked Ventspils on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by Ventspils 102-71. The game without a history. Ventspils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Valmiera's 26 and made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Valmiera 37-23 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Ventspils especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 71.4 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Valmiera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Janis Timma (201-92, agency: FCM) scored 20 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St.) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Five Ventspils players scored in double figures. Ventspils' coach Roberts Stelmahers felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Raimonds Gabrans (185-84) scored 15 points and 6 assists. Ventspils (10-1) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position. Valmiera at the other side still keeps top place with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: J.Berzins 17+5reb+3ast, R.Gabrans 15+6ast, V.Iljins 9+6reb, S.Amolins 8+2reb, A.Butjankovs 7+3reb+1ast, J.Kaufmanis 7
Ventspils: J.Timma 20+4reb+1ast, D.Sims 20+2reb+3ast, R.Zakis 12+4reb+1ast, M.Meiers 10+6reb, F.Campbell 10+7reb+2ast, A.Berzins 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 230960


Jekabpils - Jurmala 81-63

Very expected game when 7th ranked Jurmala (9-10) was defeated on the road by third ranked Jekabpils (11-8) 81-63 on Thursday. The game without a history. Jekabpils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Jekabpils outrebounded Jurmala 41-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. American center Todd O'Brien (213-89, college: UAB) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Jekabpils players scored in double figures. Jekabpils' coach Edgars Teteris used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Center Roberts Mednis (204-89) produced 15 points and forward Atis Ozols (199-81) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Newly promoted Jekabpils maintains third position with 11-8 record behind leader Valmiera. Loser Jurmala keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. Jekabpils will meet at home Jelgava (#6) in the next round. Jurmala will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: R.Mednis 15+4reb+3ast, A.Ozols 14+5reb, J.Dilevka 11+5reb, D.Coders 8+3reb+3ast, U.Vilums 6+3reb+1ast, E.Slesers 4+3reb+3ast
Jekabpils: T.O'Brien 24+10reb+2ast, J.Aleksejevs 15+5reb+1ast, R.Sirsnins 14+6reb+6ast, O.Virsis 10+5reb+1ast, E.Leja 6+2reb+1ast, A.Vitols 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 230959


Barons kvartals - Turiba 98-68

Very predictable result in Riga where second ranked Barons kvartals (11-7) smashed 10th ranked Turiba (5-14) 98-68 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Barons kvartals. Turiba managed to win second period 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Barons kvartals looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Turiba's players. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Salvis Metra (195-84) chipped in 13 points and 8 assists. Four Barons kvartals players scored in double figures. Forward Matiss Rudmiezis (190-91) produced 17 points and power forward Juris Kalnins (200-93) added 10 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Barons kvartals have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-7 record behind leader Valmiera. Loser Turiba keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Barons kvartals' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Latvijas Universitate.
Top scorers:
Turiba: M.Rudmiezis 17+4reb, J.Kalnins 10+2reb+3ast, G.Sipolins 10+4reb+1ast, M.Steinbergs 9+1reb, S.Bets 6+1reb, K.Apsitis 6+3reb+1ast
Barons kvartals: T.Cain 21+10reb+3ast, A.Skele 14+5reb+1ast, S.Metra 13+4reb+8ast, M.Gulbis 13+6reb+5ast, I.Bergmanis 9+2reb+2ast, J.Rozitis 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 230958


LU - Jelgava 86-108

The game in Riga supposed to be also quite interesting. Seventh ranked Jelgava (9-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Latvijas Universitate (8-11). Jelgava smashed Latvijas Universitate 108-86 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Jelgava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Latvijas Universitate's 42. They outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 45-34 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jelgava looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Shedrick Haynes (182-88, college: Tarleton St.) fired 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Sandis Silavs (195-88) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Klavs Strazdins (192-93) added 16 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Jelgava moved-up to sixth place. Loser Latvijas Universitate keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Jelgava will meet higher ranked Jekabpils (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Latvijas Universitate will play against Liepaja (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
LU: K.Strazdins 16+4reb, K.Dargais 14+10reb+3ast, M.Vitols 10+1reb+2ast, V.Bikse 9+5reb+2ast, R.Zebergs 8+3reb, M.Dargis 8+4reb
Jelgava: S.Haynes 22+5reb+3ast, K.Kanbergs 15+2reb+7ast, S.Silavs 14+7reb+4ast, A.Justovics 12+2reb, E.Krumins 12+8reb+1ast, K.Chamberlain 12+10reb+1ast
gschID: 230957


Valmiera - Liepaja 87-62

LBL top team - Valmiera (12-7) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Liepaja (6-13) 87-62. The game without a history. Valmiera led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) notched 22 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and center Viktors Iljins (212-91) supported him with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Coach Varis Krumins's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by guard Roberts Krastins (194-94) did not help to save the game for Liepaja. Guard Artis Ate (191-89) added 9 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Valmiera maintains first position with 12-7 record. Liepaja at the other side keeps the ninth place with 13 games lost. Valmiera will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Liepaja will play at home against Latvijas Universitate (#8) in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: R.Krastins 20+5reb+1ast, A.Bricis 12+4reb+4ast, A.Ate 9+10reb+1ast, P.Pastusena 6+4reb, A.Helmanis 5+4reb+2ast, T.Leiteris 4+3reb+1ast
Valmiera: J.Berzins 22+8reb+3ast, M.Ziedins 21+3reb+1ast, V.Iljins 15+11reb, S.Amolins 11+2reb, R.Gabrans 6+4reb+6ast, K.Krumins 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 230956



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Standings - NKL

NKL Standings