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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 5: Igokea - Radnicki KG 88-85
Jan. 5: Partizan - Cibona 74-68
Jan. 5: Cedevita - KK Split 72-75
Jan. 5: MZT Skopje - Buducnost 69-76
Jan. 5: Szolnok - Siroki WWin 69-75
Jan. 6: Zadar - Krka 65-67
Jan. 5: Un.Olimpija - Crvena Zvezda 56-70

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 12: Un.Olimpija - Zadar
Jan. 12: Crvena Zvezda - Cedevita
Jan. 12: KK Split - Igokea
Jan. 12: Radnicki KG - MZT Skopje
Jan. 12: Buducnost - Szolnok
Jan. 12: Siroki WWin - Partizan
Jan. 12: Cibona - Krka


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darko PLANINIC
  Siroki W.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena15.4 
 3. Travis, Zadar15.3 
 4. Capin, Radnicki KG14.9 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.7 
 6. White, Radnicki KG14.5 
 7. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.3 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona13.9 
 9. Bader, Szolnok13.7 
 10. Wright, Cedevita13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.7 
 2. Bader, Szolnok8.3 
 3. Gordon, Partizan8.1 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.3 
 5. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.9 
 6. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Cekovski, MZT S.5.7 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar5.7 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Srdan SUBOTIC
  KK Split
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. Subotic, KK Split5.0 
 2. Capin, Radnicki KG4.7 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.2 
 4. Simon, Szolnok4.1 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea4.1 
 6. Markovic, Radnicki.3.4 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.1 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona2.9 
 9. Green, Cedevita2.9 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 2. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.9 
 3. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea1.8 
 5. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 6. Travis, Zadar1.5 
 7. Lucic, Partizan1.5 
 8. Allen, Zadar1.5 
 9. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 10. Worthington, Radn.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan MUSLI
  Partizan
  (213-C-91)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Musli, Partizan1.3 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.2 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 4. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 5. Kraljevic, KK Split0.8 
 6. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 7. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.7 
 8. Sobin, KK Split0.6 
 9. Lalic, Krka0.6 
 10. Vujcic, KK Split0.6 


Adriatic League round 16 best performance: Zeljko Sakic - by Eurobasket News

Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening in the last round for Siroki WWin, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (9 points, twelve rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Szolnok (#14, 4-12) 75-69. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Siroki WWin maintains the 13th position in Adriatic League . Siroki WWin is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 5-11 record. It's Sakic's second year at Siroki WWin and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Zeljko Sakic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 6.9rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Australian Aron Baynes (208-C-86) of Un.Olimpija. Baynes had a very good evening with a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Un.Olimpija lost that game 56-70 to the higher-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#2, 11-5). Un.Olimpija managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Baynes is a newcomer at Un.Olimpija, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Slovenian guard Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) of Radnicki KG (#8). Capin showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, five rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Capin's great performance Radnicki KG lost 85-88 to the higher-ranked Igokea (#1, 13-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Radnicki KG needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 8 lost games. Capin has a great season in Adriatic League. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.9ppg (4th best) and assists with 4.7apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81) of Igokea - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Boris Savovic (210-F-87) of Crvena Zvezda - 13 points and 13 rebounds
6. Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) of Krka - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) of Igokea - 12 points and 6 rebounds
8. Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-SF-81) of Igokea - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jozo Brkic (212-F/C-86) of Zadar - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Nikola Vujcic (211-C-78) of KK Split - 18 points, 3 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)



Round 16: Igokea defeats Radnicki KG in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Eighth-ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (8-8) gave a tough game to first ranked Bosnian Igokea (13-3) in Aleksandrovac on Saturday. Igokea managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-19. But Radnicki KG won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Igokea forced 20 Radnicki KG turnovers. 30 personal fouls committed by Radnicki KG helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-81) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) who added 22 points during the contest. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Slovenian-Serbian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Igokea maintains first position with 13-3 record. Radnicki KG at the other side dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Un.Olimpija. Igokea are looking forward to face KK Split (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Radnicki KG will play against MZT Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
One of the most interesting games of round 16 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb where ninth ranked KK Split edged host Cedevita (9-7) 75-72. The winners were led by center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) who scored that evening 18 points and Vedran Vukusic supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Even 19 points by American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Cedevita. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. KK Split maintains ninth position with 7-9 record. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with MZT Skopje and Buducnost. KK Split will play against league's leader Igokea in Aleksandrovac in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cedevita will play on the road against the league's second-placed Zvezda having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in Ljubljana was also quite interesting. Second ranked Serbian Zvezda (11-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (8-8). Zvezda defeated Un.Olimpija 70-56 on Saturday. Igor Rakocevic fired 23 points for the winners. Aron Baynes produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zvezda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Igokea, which they share with Partizan. Loser Un.Olimpija keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Radnicki KG. Zvezda will meet at home Cedevita (#5) in the next round. Un.Olimpija will play against KK Zadar and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Zadar. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (6-10) to twelfth ranked Slovenian Krka (6-10) 67-65 in the fight for the tenth place. It was a very good performance for Domen Lorbek who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 rebounds. KK Zadar's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Slovenian champion moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Cibona and Zadar. Krka's next round opponent will be Cibona (#11) in Zagreb.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: Cibona lost to Partizan on the opponent's court 68-74. MZT Skopje lost to Montenegrin defending champion Buducnost in a home game 69-76. Siroki WWin managed to beat Szolnok on the road 75-69.


Zadar - Krka 65-67

A very interesting game took place in Zadar. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (6-10) to twelfth ranked Slovenian Krka (6-10) 67-65 in the fight for the tenth place. KK Zadar was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 41-30 second half run of Krka. 24 personal fouls committed by KK Zadar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for swingman Domen Lorbek (198-85) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 rebounds. Croatian point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and Croatian-Bosnian power forward Jozo Brkic (212-86, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for KK Zadar. KK Zadar's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Slovenian champion moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Cibona and Zadar. Krka's next round opponent will be Cibona (#11) in Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Zadar: J.Brkic 17+4reb+4ast, R.Travis 14+10reb+2ast, F.Kastropil 12+8reb+1ast, C.Allen 5+1reb, M.Ramljak 4+4reb+2ast, V.Morovic 4+1reb+4ast
Krka: D.Lorbek 24+5reb+2ast, J.Vladovic 13+5reb+3ast, J.Lalic 11+3reb, E.Muric 7+6reb+3ast, S.Pavic 5+4reb, J.Klobucar 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183731


Partizan - Cibona 74-68

Very expected game in Beograd where 10th ranked Croatian Cibona (6-10) was defeated by third ranked Serbian Partizan (11-5) 74-68. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Partizan forced 22 Cibona turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 25 personal fouls committed by Cibona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Quite impressive performance for guard Dragan Milosavljevic (198-89) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Cibona. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Serbian champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Defending Croatian champion Cibona keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be HKK Siroki WWin (#13) in Siroki Brijeg which should be an easy win for them. Cibona will play at home against Krka in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cibona: D.Strawberry 19+7reb+2ast, T.Zubcic 14+5reb, A.Zizic 13+2reb, D.Saric 12+5reb, M.Rozic 3+4reb, H.Kovacevic 2+1reb+1ast
Partizan: D.Milosavljevic 15+5reb, V.Lucic 13+3reb+1ast, D.Gordon 11+7reb+2ast, D.Bertans 10+2reb+1ast, L.Westermann 9+3reb+1ast, D.Gagic 8+4reb
gschID: 183732


Un.Olimpija - Crvena Zvezda 56-70

The game in Ljubljana was also quite interesting. Second ranked Serbian Zvezda (11-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (8-8). Zvezda defeated Un.Olimpija 70-56 on Saturday. The game without a history. Zvezda led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 38 of its points in the paint compared to Un.Olimpija's 18. They outrebounded Un.Olimpija 44-31 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) fired 23 points for the winners. Forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Australian-New Zealand center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St.) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Finnish point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zvezda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Igokea, which they share with Partizan. Loser Un.Olimpija keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Radnicki KG. Zvezda will meet at home Cedevita (#5) in the next round. Un.Olimpija will play against KK Zadar and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Un.Olimpija: A.Baynes 13+11reb+1ast, T.Rannikko 12+1reb+1ast, S.Salin 9+3reb+1ast, J.Blazic 9+4reb+1ast, K.Prepelic 9+2reb+1ast, A.Omic 2+2reb
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 23+4reb+1ast, B.Savovic 13+13reb, R.Katic 7+2reb+1ast, E.Brown 7+5reb, A.Cvetkovic 5, D.Nelson 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 183737


Cedevita - KK Split 72-75

One of the most interesting games of round 16 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb where ninth ranked KK Split edged host Cedevita (9-7) 75-72. Cedevita was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 26-18 charge of KK Split, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by center Nikola Vujcic (211-78) who scored that evening 18 points and forward Vedran Vukusic (206-82, college: Northwestern) supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Even 19 points by American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Cedevita. His fellow American import point guard Derwin Kitchen (193-86, college: Florida St.) added 14 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. KK Split maintains ninth position with 7-9 record. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with MZT Skopje and Buducnost. KK Split will play against league's leader Igokea in Aleksandrovac in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cedevita will play on the road against the league's second-placed Zvezda having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: B.Wright 19+2reb+2ast, D.Kitchen 14+3reb+2ast, G.Suton 9+3reb, L.Andric 8+3reb, A.Masic 6+2reb, M.Bazdaric 5+1reb
KK Split: N.Vujcic 18+3reb+2ast, V.Vukusic 14+7reb+1ast, J.Sobin 10+1ast, F.Kraljevic 8+5reb, S.Subotic 7+4reb+4ast, F.Kruslin 7+5reb
gschID: 183736


Igokea - Radnicki KG 88-85

Eighth-ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (8-8) gave a tough game to first ranked Bosnian Igokea (13-3) in Aleksandrovac on Saturday. Igokea managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-19. But Radnicki KG won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Igokea forced 20 Radnicki KG turnovers. 30 personal fouls committed by Radnicki KG helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-81) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) who added 22 points during the contest. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Slovenian-Serbian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Igokea maintains first position with 13-3 record. Radnicki KG at the other side dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Un.Olimpija. Igokea are looking forward to face KK Split (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Radnicki KG will play against MZT Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Radnicki KG: A.Capin 29+5reb+6ast, T.White 13+6reb+4ast, S.Sinovec 12+3ast, M.Borisov 10+11reb+1ast, R.Varda 8+2reb, D.Mijatovic 8+3reb+2ast
Igokea: B.Jorovic 22+3reb+2ast, N.Joksimovic 20+5reb+4ast, M.Komatina 12+6reb+1ast, C.Hammonds 10+1reb+3ast, C.Edwards 7+7reb+1ast, M.Dozet 7+2reb
gschID: 183735


MZT Skopje - Buducnost 69-76

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (9-7) defeated on the road one of their biggest challengers FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (9-7) 76-69. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 15-11 MZT Skopje's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 76-69 at the end of the game. 32 personal fouls committed by MZT Skopje helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Quite impressive performance for Serbian forward Strahinja Milosevic (203-85) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Aleksa Popovic (201-87) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Gjorji Cekovski (203-79) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Cade Davis (197-88, college: Oklahoma) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for MZT Skopje. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with MZT Skopje and Cedevita. Buducnost's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok and are hoping to win another game. MZT Skopje will play on the road against Radnicki KG (#8) in Kragujevac.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: G.Cekovski 13+5reb+1ast, D.Stojanovski 11+6reb, C.Davis 10+6reb+2ast, B.Bakic 10+5reb+2ast, T.Gecevski 10+2reb+1ast, U.Nikolic 9
Buducnost: S.Milosevic 14+6reb, D.Bost 13+5reb+2ast, G.Lee 13+2reb, A.Popovic 13+4reb+3ast, C.Vitkovac 10, M.Milosevic 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 183734


Szolnok - Siroki WWin 69-75

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin and 14th ranked Hungarian Szolnok had identical 4-11 record. But Szolnok was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Siroki Brijeg 75-69. Szolnok was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 22-10 third quarter run of HKK Siroki WWin. Quite impressive performance for Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Latvian forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) replied with 17 points and Akos Horvath (193-81) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Szolnok. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Bosnian champion maintains thirteenth position with 5-11 record. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. HKK Siroki WWin's next round opponent will be higher ranked Partizan (#3) in Beograd and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Szolnok will play on the road against Buducnost (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: E.Kalve 17+2reb, A.Horvath 11+6reb+1ast, M.Bader 10+8reb, R.Bell 8+6reb+1ast, S.Sehovic 8+5reb+1ast, M.Szabo 7+1reb
Siroki WWin: M.Sutalo 15+3reb+5ast, J.Jones 12+3ast, R.Freeman 12+4reb, Z.Sakic 9+12reb+5ast, I.Ramljak 8+3reb+1ast, B.Barac 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183733



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 5: Kings - 36ers 86-82
Jan. 5: Hawks - Breakers 76-78
Jan. 6: Tigers - Kings 74-71
Jan. 5: Taipans - Wildcats 66-85
Jan. 4: 36ers - Crocodiles 61-75

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 11: Crocodiles - Breakers
Jan. 11: Hawks - Taipans
Jan. 13: 36ers - Kings
Jan. 13: Wildcats - Tigers


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Madgen, Kings19.1 
 2. Ervin, Crocodiles17.3 
 3. Jackson, Breakers17.0 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats16.5 
 5. Wilson, Taipans16.1 
 6. Johnson, 36ers15.0 
 7. Knight, Wildcats14.3 
 8. Goulding, Tigers14.2 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats13.4 
 10. Scott, Tigers13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.3 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.2 
 4. Scott, Tigers7.2 
 5. Lazare, Kings7.2 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.0 
 7. Schenscher, 36ers6.9 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.7 
 9. Forman, Hawks6.6 
 10. Weigh, 36ers6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.5 
 2. Gibson, 36ers4.8 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles4.6 
 4. Martin, Hawks3.4 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.3 
 6. Martin, Wildcats3.1 
 7. Henry, Kings2.9 
 8. Cadee, 36ers2.8 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats2.6 
 10. Goulding, Tigers2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Edwards, Taipans1.3 
 4. Deleon, Hawks1.3 
 5. Williams, Taipans1.3 
 6. Martin, Hawks1.2 
 7. Ervin, Crocodiles1.2 
 8. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.1 
 9. Tovey, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Henry, Kings1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.8 
 2. Scott, Tigers1.3 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats1.1 
 4. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 5. Schenscher, 36ers1.0 
 6. Hinder, Crocodiles0.9 
 7. Garlepp, Kings0.8 
 8. Wagstaff, Wildcats0.7 
 9. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 10. Lazare, Kings0.6 


NBL Round 13: New Zealand Breakers edge Wollongong Hawks by two points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 13 in the NBL took place in Gwynneville. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 4th placed Wollongong Hawks (8-6) to first ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-3) 78-76 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-76. New Zealand Breakers dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 24. They outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 39-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. American power forward Will Hudson (206-89, college: Oakland) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) produced 28 points and 5 steals for lost side. New Zealand Breakers have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 12-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. New Zealand Breakers are looking forward to face Townsville Crocodiles (#6) in Wulguru in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Wollongong Hawks will play at home against Cairns Taipans and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Important game to mention about took place in Melbourne. Seventh ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-8) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Kings (10-7) 74-71 on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points. Jonny Flynn contributed with 11 points and 9 assists for the winners. American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for Kings. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Melbourne Tigers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Kings at the other side keep the third position with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Townsville Crocodiles managed to get the fifth consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Adelaide 36ers in Findon 75-61. And what about a fifth win in a row after ...ten consecutive loses. Gary Ervin stepped up and scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. At the losing side Adam Gibson responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Townsville Crocodiles (5-10) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Adelaide 36ers lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet at home league's leader New Zealand Breakers in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Adelaide 36ers will play against Kings (#3) in Sydney and hope to secure a win.
The game in Cairns supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Perth Wildcats (10-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (4-10). Perth Wildcats did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 85-66. Kevin Lisch nailed 26 points for the winning side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats moved-up to second place. Cairns Taipans lost their fourth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Perth Wildcats' next round opponent will be Melbourne Tigers (#5) at home. Cairns Taipans will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.

In the last game of round 13 36ers were defeated by Kings in Sydney 86-82.
The best stats of 13th round was 30 points and 5 rebounds by Ben Madgen of Kings.


Tigers - Kings 74-71

Important game to mention about took place in Melbourne. Seventh ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-8) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 3rd placed Kings (10-7) 74-71 on Sunday evening. Kings were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 35-31 second half run of Melbourne Tigers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points. American guard Jonny Flynn (183-89, college: Syracuse) contributed with 11 points and 9 assists for the winners. American forward Darnell Lazare (203-85, college: LSU, agency: Priority Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) added 16 points in the effort for Kings. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Melbourne Tigers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Kings at the other side keep the third position with seven games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tigers: C.Goulding 18+3reb+3ast, A.Ballinger 13+4reb, S.Scott 11+9reb, J.Flynn 11+3reb+9ast, B.Lewis 6+1ast, L.Walker 6+8reb
Kings: B.Madgen 16+2reb+1ast, A.Bruce 15+1reb+1ast, D.Lazare 13+10reb+2ast, C.Henry 11+7reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 9+6reb+1ast, L.Martin 3
gschID: 182688


Hawks - Breakers 76-78

The most exciting game of round 13 in the NBL took place in Gwynneville. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 4th placed Wollongong Hawks (8-6) to first ranked New Zealand Breakers (12-3) 78-76 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-76. New Zealand Breakers dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 24. They outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 39-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. American power forward Will Hudson (206-89, college: Oakland) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) produced 28 points and 5 steals and American guard Lance Hurdle (188-87, college: Miami, FL) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. New Zealand Breakers have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 12-3 record. Wollongong Hawks lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. New Zealand Breakers are looking forward to face Townsville Crocodiles (#6) in Wulguru in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Wollongong Hawks will play at home against Cairns Taipans and are hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Breakers: W.Hudson 14+10reb+1ast, A.Pledger 14+6reb, M.Vukona 11+6reb, C.Jackson 11+6reb+6ast, D.Corletto 8+1ast, C.Bruton 7+1reb
Hawks: R.Martin 28+2reb+3ast, L.Hurdle 12+4reb+2ast, G.Saville 11+6reb+1ast, O.Forman 11+3reb+1ast, T.Coenraad 7+3reb+2ast, D.Gruber 4+1reb
gschID: 182687


Taipans - Wildcats 66-85

The game in Cairns supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Perth Wildcats (10-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (4-10). Perth Wildcats did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 85-66. The game without a history. Perth Wildcats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Perth Wildcats forced 24 Cairns Taipans turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) nailed 26 points for the winning side and the former international forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-86, college: Metro St.) accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds and the former international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Cairns Taipans in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats moved-up to second place. Cairns Taipans lost their fourth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Perth Wildcats' next round opponent will be Melbourne Tigers (#5) at home. Cairns Taipans will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: K.Lisch 26+4reb+2ast, J.Wagstaff 15+5reb+3ast, M.Knight 13+7reb+1ast, S.Redhage 10+7reb+1ast, E.Bartlett 9+1reb+1ast, G.Hire 5+3reb+1ast
Taipans: J.Wilson 17+7reb+2ast, B.Hill 9+2reb, A.Loughton 8+3reb+3ast, C.Tragardh 8+7reb, C.Steindl 6+1reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 182686


Kings - 36ers 86-82

There was no surprise in Sydney where 6th ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-11) were defeated by third ranked Kings (10-7) 86-82. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Adelaide 36ers won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kings made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta St.) nailed 30 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Aaron Bruce (190-84) accounted for 14 points and 4 assists. Center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and international point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kings maintains third place with 10-7 record having just 0 points less than leader Breakers. Adelaide 36ers lost their eighth game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Kings' next round opponent will be again Adelaide 36ers (#7) in Findon.
Top scorers:
Kings: B.Madgen 30+5reb+3ast, A.Bruce 14+3reb+4ast, D.Lazare 12+8reb+1ast, C.Henry 11+3reb+2ast, T.Garlepp 6+4reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 6+6reb+1ast
36ers: A.Gibson 19+4reb+5ast, L.Schenscher 18+2reb+1ast, S.Weigh 16+5reb+2ast, D.Johnson 16+12reb+2ast, A.Petrie 7+1reb, J.Cadee 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 182685


36ers - Crocodiles 61-75

Bottom-ranked Townsville Crocodiles managed to get the fifth consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they won against sixth-ranked Adelaide 36ers in Findon 75-61. And what about a fifth win in a row after ...ten consecutive loses. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 47-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Gary Ervin (183-83, college: Arkansas) stepped up and scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international center Luke Nevill (218-86, college: Utah) chipped in 21 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side international point guard Adam Gibson (188-86) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds and center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Townsville Crocodiles (5-10) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Adelaide 36ers lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet at home league's leader New Zealand Breakers in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Adelaide 36ers will play against Kings (#3) in Sydney and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: L.Nevill 21+6reb, G.Ervin 20+9reb+5ast, T.Blanchfield 9+3reb, M.Cedar 8+2reb+1ast, P.Crawford 7+6reb+2ast, R.Hinder 6+7reb+3ast
36ers: A.Gibson 22+7reb+3ast, D.Johnson 13+9reb+2ast, A.Petrie 6+4reb+1ast, L.Schenscher 6+7reb+2ast, S.Weigh 5+5reb+1ast, N.Crosswell 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 182684



Ben Madgen claims Australian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kings and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 27-year old swingman had the game-high 30 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Kings in his team's victory, helping them to edge out 36ers (#7, 5-11) 86-82. Kings maintains the 3rd position in Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kings will need more victories to improve their 10-7 record. In the team's last game Madgen had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Kings and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Augusta State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Madgen is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.1ppg. Madgen is in league's top in and averages solid 50.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old guard Rhys Martin (193-G-86) of Hawks. Martin impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Hawks was edged by the higher-ranked Breakers (#1, 12-3) 78-76. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hawks still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 8-6 record is not bad at all. Martin is well-known by Hawks fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Gary Ervin (183-PG-83) of Crocodiles (#6). Ervin showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Crocodiles, leading his team to a 75-61 easy win against slightly lower-ranked 36ers (#7, 5-11). The chances of Crocodiles not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ervin could try to bring Crocodiles' a little bit higher in the standings. Ervin has individually a great season in Australia. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.3ppg (2nd best) and assists with 4.6apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Daniel Johnson (212-C-88) of 36ers - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Will Hudson (206-F/C-89) of Breakers - 14 points and 10 rebounds
6. Kevin Lisch (188-G-86) of Wildcats - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Adam Gibson (188-PG-86) of 36ers - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86) of Wildcats - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Luke Schenscher (216-C-82) of 36ers - 18 points and 2 rebounds
10. Darnell Lazare (203-F-85) of Kings - 13 points, 10 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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Standings - A Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 5: Klosterneub. - St.Polten 88-65
Jan. 5: Wels - Arkadia 85-65
Jan. 5: UBSC Graz - Gussing 76-77
Jan. 6: BC Vienna - Oberwart 75-50
Jan. 7: Furstenfeld - Kapfenberg


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler TIEDEMAN
  Wels
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Tiedeman, Wels20.9 
 2. Gilchrese, UBSC G.19.3 
 3. Shaw, Kapfenberg19.1 
 4. Spasojevic, Arkadia18.9 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld18.8 
 6. Ray, BC Vienna18.4 
 7. Pearson, Furstenf.18.4 
 8. Dale, UBSC G.18.0 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.7 
 10. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.1 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.3 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.8 
 4. Speiser, St.Polten7.2 
 5. Trmal, BC Vienna7.2 
 6. Bortolin, Arkadia7.2 
 7. Ray, BC Vienna7.1 
 8. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.1 
 9. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
 10. Washington, Wels6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Giovonne WOODS
  Kapfenberg
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Woods, Kapfenberg6.2 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.3 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.5 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.3 
 6. Schaal, UBSC G.4.1 
 7. O''Neal, Furstenfeld4.0 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.9 
 9. Danek, BC Vienna3.9 
 10. Ahmetbasic, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.7 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna1.9 
 3. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.8 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna1.7 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden1.6 
 6. Cox, Furstenfeld1.5 
 7. Markovic, UBSC G.1.5 
 8. Payton, Klostern.1.4 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden1.4 
 10. O''Neal, Furstenfe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matias BORTOLIN
  Arkadia
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Bortolin, Arkadia1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.0 
 5. Washington, Wels1.0 
 6. Mayer, Gmunden0.9 
 7. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.8 
 8. Koch, Gussing0.7 
 9. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 10. Greimeister, Klos.0.6 



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Planeta-Universitet Ukhta signs Igor Suhinin - by Eurobasket News

Planeta-Universitet Ukhta (Superleague) signed Belarusian Igor Suhinin). He just played at BC Rjazan (Superleague). In 7 games this season he had 3.3ppg. The last season Suhinin played at BK Grodno-93 in Belarusian Premier League. In two games last year he recorded 3.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 5: M.Hainaut - Aalstar 96-73
Jan. 6: Liege - Verviers-Pep. 78-76
Jan. 4: Antwerp - Spirou 77-58
Jan. 5: Leuven - Oostende 73-84

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 10: Verviers-Pep. - Leuven
Jan. 11: Oostende - Antwerp
Jan. 11: Spirou - M.Hainaut
Jan. 11: Aalstar - Liege


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Ryan THOMPSON
  Aalstar
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Thompson, Aalstar18.2 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut18.1 
 3. Mukubu, Liege17.4 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende16.8 
 5. Walsh, Spirou16.8 
 6. Aleksandrov, Vervi.16.6 
 7. Green, Verviers.15.9 
 8. Clark, Aalstar15.1 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut14.7 
 10. Robinson, Leuven14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut7.7 
 2. Walsh, Spirou7.6 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende7.4 
 4. Thondique, Antwerp6.9 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.6 
 6. Aska, Leuven6.6 
 7. Gillet, Liege6.5 
 8. Mukubu, Liege6.3 
 9. Wright, Oostende6.2 
 10. Tofi, Aalstar6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Verviers.
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Anderson, Verviers.5.8 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.5 
 3. Marnegrave, Leuven5.0 
 4. Bosco, Liege4.7 
 5. Moors, Antwerp3.6 
 6. Raivio, Aalstar3.4 
 7. Lojeski, Oostende3.3 
 8. Walsh, Spirou3.3 
 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.Hainaut2.1 
 3. Iarochevitch, Liege2.0 
 4. Hopkins, Antwerp1.9 
 5. Mukubu, Liege1.9 
 6. Biggs, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Anderson, Verviers.1.8 
 8. Hanavan, Leuven1.7 
 9. Green, Verviers.1.6 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Verviers.
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ferguson, Verviers.1.6 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende1.5 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.4 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 5. Riddick, Spirou0.8 
 6. Dukes, Leuven0.8 
 7. Thondique, Antwerp0.7 
 8. Aska, Leuven0.7 
 9. Love, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende0.6 


Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Kangor.-Boom 12-4 
 2. Houthalen 12-5 
 3. Gembo BBC 10-6 
 4. Sint-Jan Ant. 10-6 
 5. St-Niklase 9-7 
 6. Excelsior 9-7 
 7. CEP Fleurus 8-7 
 8. Gent Dragons 8-7 
 9. Waregem 8-7 
 10. M.Hainaut II 8-8 
 11. Sprimont 7-7 
 12. Tongeren 7-9 
 13. Oudenaarde 6-10 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-13 
 15. Giants II 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 5: Gent Dragons - Excelsior 88-73
Jan. 4: M.Hainaut II - Sint-Jan Ant. 81-90
Jan. 6: Oudenaarde - Waregem 81-68
Jan. 6: Gembo BBC - Kangor.-Boom 79-74
Jan. 6: Giants II - Houthalen 78-87
Jan. 6: Essor Charleroi - St-Niklase 77-56
Jan. 4: CEP Fleurus - Point Chaud 64-74

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 11: Sint-Jan Ant. - CEP Fleurus
Jan. 11: Point Chaud - Tongeren
Jan. 12: Waregem - Giants II
Jan. 12: Gent Dragons - Oudenaarde
Jan. 12: Kangor.-Boom - St-Niklase
Jan. 13: Excelsior - M.Hainaut II
Jan. 13: Houthalen - Essor Charleroi


Brent Wright claims Belgian Ethias League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Brent Wright (203-F/C-78) had an amazing evening in the last round for Oostende and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 34-year old power forward had the game-high 22 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Oostende in his team's victory, helping them to beat Leuven (#7, 3-8) 84-73. Oostende maintains the 3rd position in Belgian Ethias League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Oostende will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. In the team's last game Wright had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Oostende and it's hard to imagine this team without him. University of Florida graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wright is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.2rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old DR Congolese forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-F-83, agency: SportsTalent) of Liege. Mukubu impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Liege to edge slightly lower-ranked Verviers-Pep. (#8, 2-8) by 2 points 78-76. Liege's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-6 record. Mukubu is a newcomer at Liege and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.4ppg (#3). He also registered 6.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Brian Qvale (210-C-88) of top-ranked M.Hainaut. Qvale scored 12 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of M.Hainaut, leading his team to a 96-73 easy win against #2 ranked Aalstar in a game of the week. M.Hainaut confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 3 lost games. Qvale has a great season in Belgium. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.7rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.4bpg and FGP: 60.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josh Bostic (196-F-87) of M.Hainaut - 28 points and 4 rebounds
5. Jerome Randle (178-PG-87) of Spirou - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Wesley Wilkinson (207-PF-84) of Oostende - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Derek Raivio (190-G-84) of Aalstar - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Gary Ware (205-F/C-83) of Liege - 18 points and 5 rebounds
9. Chris Ferguson (206-C-89) of Verviers-Pep. - 16 points and 6 rebounds
10. Jason Love (206-F/C-87) of Antwerp - 11 points and 11 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)



Ethias League Round 11: Liege Basket edges VOO Verviers-Pepinster by two points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 11 in the Ethias League took place in Liege. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (2-8) to sixth ranked Liege Basket (5-6) 78-76 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 26-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Liege Basket made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Gary Ware (205-83, college: Purdue, agency: TSS Management) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. American point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) produced 19 points and 5 assists for the guests. Liege Basket maintains sixth place with 5-6 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Liege Basket are looking forward to face league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quaregnon. First ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut faced second-ranked Okapi Aalstar. Host Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-3) smashed guests from Aalst (7-4) 96-73. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points. Quincy Taylor contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) answered with 22 points for Okapi Aalstar. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Belfius Mons-Hainaut have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-3 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Oostende. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Spirou Charleroi (#5) on the road in the next round. Okapi Aalstar will play against Liege Basket in Liege and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Leuven was also quite interesting. Third ranked Base Oostende (7-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Leuven Bears (3-8). Base Oostende defeated Leuven Bears 84-73 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Brent Wright who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Niels Marnegrave responded with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Leuven Bears' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Base Oostende. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Aalstar. Leuven Bears lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Base Oostende will meet at home Antwerp Giants (#4) in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Antwerp was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Spirou Charleroi (5-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (6-5). Antwerp Giants did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 77-58. It was an exceptional evening for Timothy Black who led the winners and scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Antwerp Giants. They moved-up to fourth place. Spirou Charleroi at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Antwerp Giants' next round opponent will be higher ranked Base Oostende (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's leader Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon.



Liege - Verviers-Pep. 78-76

The most exciting game of round 11 in the Ethias League took place in Liege. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (2-8) to sixth ranked Liege Basket (5-6) 78-76 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 26-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Liege Basket made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) who scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Gary Ware (205-83, college: Purdue, agency: TSS Management) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. American point guard Jerime Anderson (187-89, college: UCLA) produced 19 points and 5 assists and the other American import guard Jeremy Green (193-90, college: Stanford) added 20 points respectively for the guests. Liege Basket maintains sixth place with 5-6 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Liege Basket are looking forward to face league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liege: W.Boss Mukubu 24+7reb+5ast, G.Ware 18+5reb, I.Iarochevitch 8+4reb, G.Hockins 8+6reb+4ast, L.Bosco 6+1reb+4ast, P.Gillet 6+7reb
Verviers-Pep.: J.Green 20+4reb+1ast, J.Anderson 19+2reb+5ast, C.Ferguson 16+6reb+1ast, S.Moris 9+7reb, Y.Moray 6+4reb+4ast, N.Aleksandrov 6+5reb
gschID: 187278


M.Hainaut - Aalstar 96-73

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Quaregnon. First ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut faced second-ranked Okapi Aalstar. Host Belfius Mons-Hainaut (8-3) smashed guests from Aalst (7-4) 96-73. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It looked good early as Okapi Aalstar took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Belfius Mons-Hainaut had a 18-11 second period charge getting the lead and Okapi Aalstar was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-96. Belfius Mons-Hainaut shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points. His fellow American import guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. American guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) answered with 22 points and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Belfius Mons-Hainaut have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-3 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Oostende. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Spirou Charleroi (#5) on the road in the next round. Okapi Aalstar will play against Liege Basket in Liege and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Bostic 28+4reb, Q.Taylor 18+8reb+3ast, J.Cage 14+2reb+1ast, B.Qvale 12+14reb, M.Randle 9+3reb, J.Wallace 8+1ast
Aalstar: D.Raivio 22+2reb+2ast, J.Tofi 13+5reb+1ast, C.Young 9+7reb+2ast, B.Tinsley 8+1reb, L.Anderson 7+8reb+1ast, H.VanLangenhove 5+1reb
gschID: 187277


Leuven - Oostende 73-84

The game in Leuven was also quite interesting. Third ranked Base Oostende (7-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Leuven Bears (3-8). Base Oostende defeated Leuven Bears 84-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Base Oostende made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Brent Wright (203-78, college: Florida) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import Wesley Wilkinson (207-84, college: Nebraska) helped adding 18 points and 8 rebounds. International point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87) responded with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and American point guard Gerald Robinson (185-89, college: Georgia) scored 20 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Leuven Bears' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Base Oostende. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Aalstar. Leuven Bears lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Base Oostende will meet at home Antwerp Giants (#4) in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: B.Wright 22+9reb+2ast, W.Wilkinson 18+8reb+3ast, D.Drobnjak 13+6reb+2ast, M.Stojic 12+4reb+1ast, J.Salumu 8+3reb+1ast, D.Djordjevic 8+2reb+7ast
Leuven: G.Robinson 20+3reb, I.Hanavan 15+6reb+1ast, N.Marnegrave 14+9reb+7ast, I.Aska 12+4reb+2ast, T.Smith 4+2reb, J.Dukes 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 187276


Antwerp - Spirou 77-58

The game in Antwerp was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Spirou Charleroi (5-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (6-5). Antwerp Giants did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 77-58. Spirou Charleroi was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 43-23 second half run of Antwerp Giants. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Naturalized American forward Ralph Biggs (199-76, college: Towson, agency: Court Side) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. Five Antwerp Giants players scored in double figures. American point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) came up with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and the other American import forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Spirou Charleroi in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Antwerp Giants. They moved-up to fourth place. Spirou Charleroi at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Antwerp Giants' next round opponent will be higher ranked Base Oostende (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's leader Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: R.Biggs 17+4reb+3ast, T.Black 13+6reb+7ast, G.Thondique 12+6reb, J.Love 11+11reb+1ast, J.Mwema 10+3reb, R.Moors 7+1reb+4ast
Spirou: J.Randle 18+7reb+8ast, D.Allen 12+5reb+1ast, S.Massot 8+4reb, J.Hamilton 8+4reb+2ast, C.Beghin 7+4reb, M.Walsh 3+4reb
gschID: 187275



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  BOSNIA   


Bosnians at the Ciutat de LHospitalet recap! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnians at the Ciutat de LHospitalet recap!
Three Bosnians ended up getting to take part in the Ciutat de LHospitalet tournament. All were members of Union Olympia and fared well in the games

Tarik Ceric: Didnt flash big time scoring or amazing talent but showed why he will become a solid professional for 8-10 years. He contributes to teams without having to run plays for him or dominate the ball. He is a solid player who scored a little, defended well and didnt make many mistakes.

Emir Sulejmanovic: He showed why he has been called very similar to NBA player Ersan Illyasova. Emir does a lot well, scoring in a variety of ways, rebounding and defending. He plays hard and has few weaknesses and continues to get better every year. He ended up with very solid numbers of 20ppg 13.5rbpg 1.5stls 1.3rbpg. No doubt Emir is going to be a big contributor to Bosnia in the future and be a very solid pro, even if he doesnt end up in the NBA.

Aleksandar Lazic: Aleksandar started out slow but played great the last two games and showed why he is a big time prospect. He has great athleticism and timing and really played well when given minutes. He averaged 6pts 7rbs and shot 60% from 3!



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 5: Minas - S.Jose/Unimed 97-77
Jan. 5: Vila Velha - Mogi das Cruzes 92-85
Jan. 5: Pinheiros/Sky - Uberlandia 87-92
Jan. 5: Limeira - Liga Sorocaba 85-66
Jan. 5: Palmeiras - Brasilia 78-88
Jan. 5: Suzano - Basquete Cearense 71-85
Jan. 5: Joinville - Bauru 71-83
Jan. 5: Tijuca TC - Flamengo 70-94
Jan. 5: Paulistano - Franca 51-77

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 7: Joinville - Liga Sorocaba
Jan. 7: Suzano - Brasilia
Jan. 7: Palmeiras - Basquete Cearense
Jan. 7: Pinheiros/Sky - Franca
Jan. 7: Paulistano - Uberlandia
Jan. 7: Minas - Mogi das Cruzes
Jan. 7: Vila Velha - S.Jose/Unimed
Jan. 7: Limeira - Bauru


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-F-84)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.9 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.22.0 
 3. Dos Santos, Brasil.21.2 
 4. Brown, Palmeiras19.4 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.7 
 6. Day, Uberlandia18.5 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.18.3 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.0 
 9. Fusco, Suzano17.8 
 10. Silva, Brasilia17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.10.1 
 2. Giovannoni, Brasil.9.5 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.9.0 
 4. Araujo, Mogi d.8.9 
 5. Agba, Bauru8.6 
 6. Teichmann, Franca8.3 
 7. Castellar, Limeira8.2 
 8. Costa, S.Jose/U.7.4 
 9. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.3 
 10. Cipolini, Uberlan.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.7.9 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.9 
 3. Campos, Suzano5.8 
 4. Dos Santos, Brasil.5.5 
 5. Garcia, Uberlandia5.3 
 6. Lima, Limeira5.1 
 7. Taylor, Bauru5.0 
 8. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.4.8 
 9. Collum, Uberlandia4.8 
 10. Ribeiro, Brasilia4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Vitor BENITE
  Flamengo
  (190-F/G-90)
  Avg: 0.4
 1. Benite, Flamengo0.4 
 2. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.3 
 3. Froehlich, Franca0.3 
 4. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.3 
 5. Ribeiro, Brasilia0.3 
 6. Alves, Brasilia0.3 
 7. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.3 
 8. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.3 
 9. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 10. Castellar, Limeira0.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jefferson CAMPOS
  Suzano
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Campos, Suzano2.8 
 2. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.3 
 3. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.3 
 4. Figueroa, Franca2.2 
 5. Boracini, Pinheiro.2.1 
 6. Brown, Palmeiras2.0 
 7. de Assis, S.Jose/U.2.0 
 8. Vieira, Flamengo1.7 
 9. Aleo, Joinville1.6 
 10. Teichmann, Franca1.6 


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

33-year old forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-F-79) had an amazing evening in the last round for Basquete Cearense and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Suzano (#16, 2-8) 85-71. Basquete Cearense maintains the 8th position in Brazilian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Basquete Cearense will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. Ribeiro turned to be Basquete Cearense's top player in his first season with the team. Ribeiro has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.0rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 54.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jefferson Campos (190-G-91) of Suzano. He is a guard in his first season at Suzano. In the last game Campos recorded impressive 24 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. Bad luck as Suzano lost that game 71-85 to the higher-ranked Basquete Cearense (#8, 5-4). Suzano is still in a red zone at 16th spot in the standings. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Suzano managed to get this year. Campos is a newcomer at Suzano and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Guilherme Pereira (190-F-91) of Bauru (#9). Pereira scored 22 points. He was a key player of Bauru, leading his team to a 83-71 win against the lower-ranked Joinville (#12, 4-7). Bauru needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Pereira has a very solid season. In 9 games in Brazil he scored 8.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) of Brasilia - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Benzor Simmons (196-G-88) of Vila Velha - 29 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Babby Araujo (211-C-80) of Mogi das Cruzes - 25 points and 12 rebounds
7. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) of Flamengo - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Audrei Parisotto (195-G-84) of Uberlandia - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Durval Prado (200-F-92) of Joinville - 14 points and 8 rebounds
10. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) of Pinheiros/Sky - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 6: Lukoil Academik - Rilski Sportist 96-84
Jan. 6: Beroe - Cherno More 94-80
Jan. 6: Spartak Pleven - U20 86-76
Jan. 6: Chernomorets - Tundja Yambol 76-84
Jan. 5: Balkan - Levski Sofia 52-69

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 12: Levski Sofia - Lukoil Academik
Jan. 12: Cherno More - Balkan
Jan. 12: Tundja Yambol - Beroe
Jan. 12: U20 - Chernomorets
Jan. 12: Rilski Sportist - Spartak Pleven


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe20.2 
 2. Durchev, Tundja Y.18.7 
 3. Tyler, Chernomo.18.0 
 4. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.17.7 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.17.6 
 7. Marinovic, Levski17.3 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.15.8 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja15.8 
 10. Simeonov, U2015.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.5 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.7 
 3. Ormon, Tundja Y.9.0 
 4. Milosevic, Tundja8.7 
 5. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.4 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.8 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.9 
 8. Simeonov, U206.7 
 9. Dupree, Rilski S.6.5 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Walker, Beroe7.4 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.6 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.8 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.5 
 5. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.7 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.4.7 
 7. Karamfilov, U204.5 
 8. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.2 
 9. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.1 
 10. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.3.5 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 3. Velikov, Cherno M.2.5 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.5 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.4 
 6. Green, Lukoil A.2.3 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja2.2 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.2 
 9. Gugino, Rilski S.2.2 
 10. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.2.4 
 2. Hart, Beroe2.0 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.4 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 5. Banev, Lukoil A.1.1 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Varbanov, Levski S.0.9 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 9. Radev, Beroe0.7 
 10. Sjekloca, Tundja0.7 


Bulgarian NBL round 11 best performance: Martin Durchev - by Eurobasket News

International Martin Durchev (204-SF-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Tundja Yambol, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (39 points, four rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Chernomorets (#9, 3-7) 84-76. Tundja Yambol is placed at 4th position in Bulgarian NBL. Tundja Yambol is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-5 record. In the team's last game Durchev had a remarkable 64.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He has many years of experience at Tundja Yambol, through which he has constantly improved. Martin Durchev has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.7ppg).

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Will Walker (183-G) of Beroe. Walker had a very good evening with a triple-double of 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Of course he lead Beroe to another comfortable win 94-80 over slightly higher-ranked Cherno More (#6, 5-5) being unquestionably team leader. Beroe's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-6 record. Walker is a newcomer at Beroe, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Beroe's star - former international forward Atanas Radev (200-F-81). Radev showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, five rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was another key player of Beroe, helping his team with a 94-80 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Cherno More (#6, 5-5). The chances of Beroe ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Radev could help Beroe to bring them higher in the standings. Radev has a very solid season. In 9 games in Bulgaria he scored 11.2ppg. He also has 5.4rpg and FGP: 55.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Devin Green (201-G/F-82) of Lukoil Academik - 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Ilia Stankov (198-F-76) of Spartak Pleven - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Julian Radionov (187-PG-79) of Tundja Yambol - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of Lukoil Academik - 14 points and 8 rebounds
8. James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets - 15 points and 15 rebounds
9. Brian Ormon (201-F-84) of Tundja Yambol - 13 points and 5 rebounds
10. Denis Agre (203-C-88) of Spartak Pleven - 15 points and 10 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)



NBL Round 11: Rilski Sportist loses to Lukoil Academik in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sofia. First ranked host Lukoil Academik (10-1) defeated 3rd placed Rilski Sportist (7-4) 96-84. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Rilski Sportist managed to win second period 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) helped adding 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 20 points. Lukoil Academik have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 10-1 record. Rilski Sportist at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Lukoil Academik's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski Sofia.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Botevgrad. 4th placed host Balkan (6-6) lost to second ranked Levski Sofia (9-2) 69-52. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Nikolay Varbanov accounted for 11 points and 9 rebounds. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: Warren Sports International) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds for Balkan in the defeat. Levski Sofia have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 9-2 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Balkan at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Levski Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Academik.
Bottom-ranked U20 (0-11) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 11th consecutive match to ninth ranked Spartak Pleven (4-7) 86-76 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Ilia Stankov who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Deyan Karamfilov produced 11 points and 5 assists for the guests. U20's coach Lyubomir Minchev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spartak Pleven moved-up to eighth place. U20 lost their eleventh game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Spartak Pleven will meet higher ranked Rilski Sportist (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U20 will play against Chernomorets (#9) in Burgas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Burgas was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Tundja Yambol (6-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Chernomorets (3-7). Tundja Yambol managed to secure a 8-point victory 84-76. Martin Durchev orchestrated the victory by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 7 assists. Tundja Yambol moved-up to fourth place. Chernomorets lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Tundja Yambol's next round opponent will be Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora. Chernomorets will play on the road against U20 in Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Stara Zagora was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (5-5) played at the court of seventh ranked Beroe (4-6). Beroe defeated Euroins Cherno More 94-80 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Euroins Cherno More. It was a great evening for Will Walker who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Beroe maintains seventh place with 4-6 record. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Beroe will face higher ranked Tundja Yambol (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.



Chernomorets - Tundja Yambol 76-84

The game in Burgas was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Tundja Yambol (6-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Chernomorets (3-7). Tundja Yambol managed to secure a 8-point victory 84-76. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Tundja Yambol dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Chernomorets' 26. Strangely Chernomorets outrebounded Tundja Yambol 41-29 including a 21-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. International Martin Durchev (204-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 39 points (!!!) and 7 assists. The former international point guard Julian Radionov (187-79) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. American center James Tyler (218-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds and Bogdan Boev (196-82) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Chernomorets. Four Chernomorets players scored in double figures. Tundja Yambol moved-up to fourth place. Chernomorets lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Tundja Yambol's next round opponent will be Beroe (#7) in Stara Zagora. Chernomorets will play on the road against U20 in Sofia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 39+4reb+7ast, B.Ormon 13+5reb+1ast, J.Radionov 11+5reb+10ast, L.Sjekloca 9+4reb, N.Milosevic 6+5reb, S.Govedarov 6+2reb+4ast
Chernomorets: K.Koev 16+4reb+3ast, B.Boev 16+3reb+5ast, J.Tyler 15+15reb+1ast, I.Slavchev 12+10reb+2ast, K.Hristov 7+3reb+2ast, K.Raykov 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 230582


Spartak Pleven - U20 86-76

Bottom-ranked U20 (0-11) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 11th consecutive match to ninth ranked Spartak Pleven (4-7) 86-76 on Sunday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Spartak Pleven made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Denis Agre (203-88, college: Pepperdine) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) produced 11 points and 5 assists and forward Aleks Simeonov (200-93) added 14 points and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Four Spartak Pleven and five U20 players scored in double figures. U20's coach Lyubomir Minchev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spartak Pleven moved-up to eighth place. U20 lost their eleventh game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Spartak Pleven will meet higher ranked Rilski Sportist (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U20 will play against Chernomorets (#9) in Burgas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: I.Stankov 25+6reb+5ast, A.Dyakovski 18+3reb+4ast, D.Agre 15+10reb, D.Marintchechki 14+8reb+3ast, R.Sofroniev 6+5reb+3ast, T.Ostrev 4+2reb+5ast
U20: A.Simeonov 14+4reb+2ast, A.Natskin 13+2reb+1ast, V.Galabov 11+2reb, D.Karamfilov 11+4reb+5ast, K.Kirilov 10+5reb, T.Tenchev 8+4reb
gschID: 230581


Lukoil Academik - Rilski Sportist 96-84

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sofia. First ranked host Lukoil Academik (10-1) defeated 3rd placed Rilski Sportist (7-4) 96-84. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Rilski Sportist managed to win second period 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) helped adding 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 20 points and American point guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lukoil Academik have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 10-1 record. Rilski Sportist at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Lukoil Academik's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski Sofia.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: D.Green 27+6reb+5ast, V.Veselinov 16+7reb+3ast, B.Heath 16+7reb+7ast, D.Watkins 14+8reb+1ast, T.Massamba 8+4ast, P.Marinov 8+2reb+2ast
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 20+3reb+3ast, T.Smith 18+3reb+3ast, H.Zahariev 17+2reb+4ast, B.Dupree 14+4reb+1ast, T.Gugino 6+6reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 6+2reb
gschID: 230580


Beroe - Cherno More 94-80

The game in Stara Zagora was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Euroins Cherno More (5-5) played at the court of seventh ranked Beroe (4-6). Beroe defeated Euroins Cherno More 94-80 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Euroins Cherno More. The game was mostly controlled by Beroe. Euroins Cherno More was better in fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Beroe dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Euroins Cherno More's 46 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Beroe looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American guard Will Walker (183, college: De Paul) who led his team to a victory with a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The former international forward Atanas Radev (200-81) helped adding 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Greek center Giorgos Galiotos (213-86, agency: Interperformances) responded with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Asen Velikov (185-86) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Beroe maintains seventh place with 4-6 record. Loser Euroins Cherno More dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Beroe will face higher ranked Tundja Yambol (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Beroe: A.Radev 22+5reb+6ast, W.Walker 19+12reb+10ast, R.Holmes 15+4reb+4ast, M.Hart 12+6reb, V.Aleksandrov 9+1reb+1ast, S.Tsvetkov 8+3reb+1ast
Cherno More: A.Velikov 16+5reb+1ast, G.Galiotos 14+9reb+4ast, L.Vrcelj 10+6reb, L.Hall 10+1reb, V.Kyosev 8+3reb+1ast, P.Aleksiev 7+4ast
gschID: 230579


Balkan - Levski Sofia 52-69

The game between Top Four teams took place in Botevgrad. 4th placed host Balkan (6-6) lost to second ranked Levski Sofia (9-2) 69-52. The game was mostly controlled by Levski Sofia. Balkan was better in second period 13-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Balkan to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Levski Sofia dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Balkan's 20. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Nikolay Varbanov (210-85, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Brazilian center Atila Santos (208-83, college: Minnesota St., agency: Warren Sports International) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds and international guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Balkan in the defeat. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Levski Sofia have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 9-2 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Balkan at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Levski Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Academik.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 20+6reb+4ast, N.Varbanov 11+9reb+1ast, S.Georgiev 8+7reb+1ast, D.Dimitrov 7+2reb+1ast, Z.Georgiev 6+5reb+2ast, H.Dimitrov 6+1reb
Balkan: M.Marinov 12+1ast, S.Marinov 11+5reb+4ast, U.Petrovic 11+7reb+1ast, A.Santos 10+15reb, J.Bozov 8+2reb+1ast, J.Hunt 0+2reb+3ast
gschID: 230578



Montenegrin guard joins Yambol - by Maria Mitzova

Tundja Yambol signed with Montenegrin point guard Zoran Kascelan (188-PG-86). The team let Plamen Aleksiev go on personal leave, and was looking for a backup for the experienced Yulian Radionov.
Kascelan comes from Bosnian team of Leotar Takovo, where he spent last season. His career starts with six seasons at home team of Lovcen Cetine.
Zoran Kascelan agreed his contract after short trial period in Tundja Yambol, and was approved from the management.



Balkan brings in Vladimir Panic for Ivan Lilov - by Maria Mitzova

Balkan Botevgrad found replacement for recently departed Ivan Lilov. Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) is the latest addition to this team and he will join two other Serbs in the team - Bosko Jovovic and Uros Petrovic.
Experienced forward Panic left Metalac Valjevo before start of this season and was waiting for the right offer to come in. He played abroad in Slovenia, Bosnia and Greece in the past but showed the best performances in season 2011-2012 leading Adriatic League and Slovenian League top scorers chart. He was also one of the best scorers while playing in Serbian championship and Balkan League with Metalac Valjevo in 2010.
Vladimir Panic will bring a real shooting force to Balkan Botevgrad in trying to make 3rd spot at the standings.

Is is yet to be seen if there will be more roster changes in Balkan team.



Hristo Nikolov to stay in Cluj till the end of the season - by Maria Mitzova

Bulgarian NT member Hristo Nikolov (200-PF-85) will stay with CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca until the end of season 2012/2013.
The forward had contract with Romanians till December, but signed an extension after the Christmas break.
Hristo Nikolov is said to have declined offers from Ploesti and Telecom Basket Bonn, to stay in CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca.
Bulgarian forward spent last season in Hungary with Szolnoki Olajbanyasz, where he has great success, before returning to Romania. Hristo Nikolov has played for CSA Steaua Turabo Bucuresti before joining Szolnoki Olajbanyasz.



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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 5: McMaster - Laurier 93-84
Jan. 5: Dalhousie - St.Francis X. 85-59
Jan. 5: Queen's - Toronto Univ. 82-74
Jan. 5: Windsor - Guelph 82-72
Jan. 5: Western - Brock 79-87
Jan. 5: Laurentian - Ottawa 77-87
Jan. 6: Queen's - Ryerson 77-82
Jan. 5: Acadia - UPEI 69-84
Jan. 6: UQAM - Bishop''s 66-68
Jan. 5: York - Carleton 62-112
Jan. 5: TRU - UBC Okanagan 59-76
Jan. 5: Waterloo - Lakehead 52-85
Jan. 8: St.Francis X. - Cape Breton


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephon LAMAR
  Saskatch.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Lamar, Saskatch.25.8 
 2. Dorsey, Cape Bret.25.7 
 3. Allin, Laurier23.7 
 4. Perrin, TWU21.2 
 5. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.7 
 6. Scrubb, Carleton20.4 
 7. Faulkner, Queen''s20.2 
 8. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.0 
 9. Thomas, St.Franc.19.6 
 10. Freeman, UFV19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Acadia
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 13
 1. Klassen, Acadia13.0 
 2. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s12.0 
 3. Allin, Laurier11.3 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.9 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead10.2 
 6. Kamen, UBC10.0 
 7. Burns, Saskatch.9.4 
 8. Gauthier, Ryerson9.3 
 9. Faulkner, Queen''s9.0 
 10. Bozinovic, TRU8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.8 
 2. Jones, Ryerson5.9 
 3. Pasquale, Laure.5.1 
 4. Walton, Manitoba5.0 
 5. York, UFV4.9 
 6. Daley, New Brunsw.4.9 
 7. Lamar, Saskatch.4.9 
 8. Hebert, Regina4.8 
 9. Bonhomme, Brandon4.8 
 10. Johnson, Lethbri.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.4.7 
 2. Daley, New Brunsw.3.4 
 3. Perrin, TWU3.0 
 4. Evans, Victoria2.8 
 5. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 6. Baker, Saskatch.2.8 
 7. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.6 
 8. Pink, St.Mary''s2.5 
 9. Parchment, UFV2.5 
 10. Walton, Manitoba2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew CHESSON
  Laurier
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Chesson, Laurier2.1 
 2. Moses, Calgary2.0 
 3. O''Brien, New B.2.0 
 4. Dewar, Alberta1.8 
 5. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.7 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead1.7 
 7. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 8. Duke, UPEI1.7 
 9. Klassen, Acadia1.7 
 10. Osuntola, Windsor1.5 


The Celtics cut Joseph - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics cut 25-year old Canadian ex-international forward Kris Joseph (200-100kg-88, college: Syracuse). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Trinidad and Tobago passport. But in 6 NBA games he played this season he averaged just 1.2ppg.
The last season Joseph played at Syracuse University. In 37 Big East Conference games last year he had 13.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Big East 1st Team and NABC Division I All-District 5 1st Team.
Last year Joseph was drafted by Drafted by the Celtics in second round (51st overall). He attended Syracuse University until 2012 and it is his first season in pro basketball. Joseph was a member of Canadian Senior National Team in 2009.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CHILE   

Standings - DIMAYOR

Liga Nacional Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Dep.Espanol 14-0 
 2. Boston Coll. 9-5 
 3. Osorno Basq. 7-7 
 4. Los Leones 5-9 
 5. Sagrados 5-9 
 6. Dep.Castro 5-9 
 7. Providencia 2-12 
Places 9-12
 1. AB Ancud 9-5 
 2. Dep.Valdivia 2-9 
 3. Puente Alto 2-9 
 4. Las Animas 1-10 
 5. Stadio Italiano 1-10 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 14

Jan. 6: Dep.Castro - Sagrados 90-86
Jan. 6: Boston Coll. - Dep.Espanol 79-86
Jan. 6: Providencia - Osorno Basq. 77-59
Jan. 6: AB Ancud - Los Leones 115-92

Semi-Finals: Round 1

Jan. 19: Dep.Espanol - Osorno Basq.
Jan. 19: AB Ancud - Boston Coll.



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 6: Shandong FB - Bayi R. 98-77
Jan. 6: Shanghai S. - TianJin S. 92-72
Jan. 6: Fujian QB - Xinjiang FT 86-95
Jan. 6: Foshan LL - Qingdao E. 129-110
Jan. 6: Zhejiang CB - Jiangsu D. 125-102
Jan. 6: Guangsha L. - DongGuan L. 114-96
Jan. 6: Guandong ST - Shanxi Zh. 109-97
Jan. 6: Beijing Ducks - Jilin NE T. 103-106

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 8: Liaoning H. - Beijing Ducks
Jan. 8: Shandong FB - Shanghai S.
Jan. 9: Jilin NE T. - TianJin S.
Jan. 9: Guangsha L. - Guandong ST
Jan. 9: Jiangsu D. - DongGuan L.
Jan. 9: Shanxi Zh. - Fujian QB
Jan. 9: Bayi R. - Qingdao E.
Jan. 9: Xinjiang FT - Foshan LL


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 32.4
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.4 
 2. Forbes, Guangsha31.6 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.6 
 4. Daniels, Qingdao E.31.3 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 6. Akognon, Liaoning.30.8 
 7. Randolph, Foshan29.2 
 8. Harris, Jiangsu D.27.9 
 9. Spencer, Jilin N.27.8 
 10. Hudson, DongGuan27.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.2 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.14.2 
 3. Randolph, Foshan13.8 
 4. Harris, Jiangsu D.13.3 
 5. Abbas, Shandong FB12.5 
 6. Ramos, Guangsha L.12.1 
 7. Wang, Fujian QB12.0 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.12.0 
 9. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.9 
 10. Li, Liaoning H.11.7 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.10.8 
 2. Marbury, Beijing5.8 
 3. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB5.2 
 5. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.1 
 6. Qahwash, Jiang.5.0 
 7. Hudson, DongGuan4.8 
 8. Douby, Zhejiang CB4.7 
 9. McGrady, Qingd.4.4 
 10. Gaines, Fujian QB4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Zhejiang CB
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.9 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 3. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 4. Co, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 5. Meng, Jiangsu D.2.2 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.2 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.1 
 8. Ding, Zhejiang CB2.1 
 9. Jeter, Shandong FB2.1 
 10. Abbas, Shandong2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.2 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.4 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.1 
 4. Yi, Guangdong ST1.9 
 5. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.7 
 6. Morris, Beijing Du.1.7 
 7. Haislip, DongGuan.1.6 
 8. Wang, Bayi R.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Daniels, Qingdao1.4 



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Adriatic League: Krka steal road win against Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Krka 65:67

Krka came away as winners in a road clash versus Zadar. The victory propelled Krka to 6-10 record as they caught up with Zadar in the ladder. Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) posted 24 points to lead the visitors.
It was a close game from start to finish. Krka enjoyed a narrow 16:15 lead after ten minutes. Zadar went on a commanding 20:10 run in the second frame. The hosts ensured a 35:26 halftime lead. But Krka quickly pulled closer. They narrowed the gap and eventually pulled ahead for a 49:48 lead with ten minutes remaining. The teams were tied at 62 heading into the final minute of regulation. Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) converted a three-point play to put Krka in front 65:62. Domen Lorbek then followed with two free throws and Krka hung on to win the battle. Jakov Vladovic provided 13 points, while Jure Lalic (210-C-86) added 11 points in the win. Jozo Brkic (212-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) answered with 17 points for Zadar. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Zadar: Jozo Brkic 17, Romeo Travis 14+10 boards
Krka: Domen Lorbek 24, Jakov Vladovic 13, Jure Lalic 11



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Standings - Division A

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 4: AEK - Apoel 73-67
Jan. 4: Apollon - Etha 102-99
Jan. 5: Omonia - ENAD
Jan. 6: Keravnos - AEL


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Allen, Omonia19.9 
 2. Lee-Ingram, Omonia19.9 
 3. Outerbridge, AEL17.2 
 4. Aleksic, AEL17.0 
 5. Brown, Apollon16.7 
 6. Crocker, Keravnos15.3 
 7. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 8. Kapelan, Apollon14.0 
 9. Morrison, Apoel13.4 
 10. Allen, AEL12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Outerbridge, AEL9.2 
 2. Lee-Ingram, Omonia8.3 
 3. Aleksic, AEL7.8 
 4. Vaughn, Keravnos7.4 
 5. Diggs, Omonia7.3 
 6. Brown, Apollon6.8 
 7. Wells, Apoel6.3 
 8. Kaskiris, ENAD6.1 
 9. Bolden, ENAD6.0 
 10. Jefferson, Apollon6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Omonia
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Diggs, Omonia5.4 
 2. Maze, Keravnos5.4 
 3. Aleksic, AEL5.0 
 4. Dorsey, Apollon4.1 
 5. Palalas, AEL3.7 
 6. Stiggers, Apoel3.5 
 7. Guillandeaux, AEL3.4 
 8. Demertzis, Kerav.3.1 
 9. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 10. Adegboye, Etha3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palalas, AEL3.0 
 2. Stiggers, Apoel2.4 
 3. Diggs, Omonia2.1 
 4. Dorsey, Apollon1.9 
 5. Brown, Apollon1.9 
 6. Panteli, AEK1.9 
 7. Poole, Etha1.9 
 8. Allen, AEL1.8 
 9. Hamilton, ENAD1.5 
 10. Mokongo, Apoel1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian VAUGHN
  Keravnos
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Vaughn, Keravnos1.7 
 2. Outerbridge, AEL1.6 
 3. Harrison, AEK1.6 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.4 
 5. Morrison, Apoel1.3 
 6. Jefferson, Apollon1.3 
 7. Brown, Apollon1.2 
 8. Lee-Ingram, Omonia0.9 
 9. Chan, Apoel0.8 
 10. Fisher, AEK0.5 


Keravnos on top of the league - by Michael Aristidou

Keravnos Strovolou team is leading the championship after the results of day 8 in Cyprus league. Keravnos Strovolou won Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol 96-60 having five players with more than 10 points in the game

Quarters: 22-17, 47-34, 73-46, 96-60
Keravnos Strovolou: Tony Crocker (201-G/F-87, college: Oklahoma) 21 (2), Pilavas 16 (4), Demertzis 8, Damjanovic 8, Trisokkas12, Giannaras, Zachariou, Theocharides, Owens 12, Vaugn 7, Buljan 12
Proteas Danoi AEL Limassol: Pesic 27, Allen 13 (1), Antoniou, Palalas 8 (1), Mantovani 10 (1), Georgiou 2, Loizidis

In the other game Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios won Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia and took an advantage to stay in the league.


Quarters: 16-18, 28-43, 45-60, 66-77.
Papa Johns Omonia Nicosia: Chkhatarashvili, Diggs 14 (1), Konstantinou, Harris 7 (1), Visockis14, Baker 15, Allen 16.
Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios: Hamilton 6 (1), Sims 15, Anastasiadis 11 (3), Filippou, Razis 4, Kounas 7, Kaskiris 4, Bolden 7, Mandic 23 (2).



Week 11 - Statistics - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

1)Top scorer= Brown - Apollon = 42 points
2)Top rebounder= Diggs - Omonoia + Brown - Apollon=11 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Luke - Apollon + Diggs - Omonoia = 6 assists
4)Top stealer= Pilavas - Keravnos = 6 steals
5)Most turnovers=Luke - Apollon=7 turnovers
6)Best scoring team in week 11=Apollon (scored 102 pts)
7)Best defensive team in week 11=Keravnos (received 60 pts)

Highlights and award

Brown led all scorers with 42 points and Apollon rolled to a difficult but important victory, 102-99 over Etha on Friday night. Etha is now 8-3 and has moved to the 2nd position on the board. Apollon is 5-6 and holds the 5th position.

The weekly award goes to Brandon Brown (201-F-85, college: CS San Bernar.) who had 42 points and 11 rebounds.



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 19-1 
 2. NH Ostrava 15-6 
 3. BK Pardubice 13-6 
 4. BK Prostejov 12-8 
 5. BC Kolin 12-8 
 6. BK Decin 11-8 
 7. Levice 9-11 
 8. USK Praha 9-12 
 9. Chomutov 8-12 
 10. Svitavy 7-13 
 11. J.Hradec 6-14 
 12. B&W Opava 6-14 
 13. Usti n/Labem 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 5: BK Prostejov - Svitavy 99-95
Jan. 5: BK Decin - J.Hradec 84-63
Jan. 6: Usti n/Labem - NH Ostrava 73-111
Jan. 5: B&W Opava - CEZ Nymburk 64-89
Jan. 5: Levice - USK Praha 56-80
Jan. 5: BK Pardubice - Chomutov 113-82

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 12: Svitavy - Usti n/Labem
Jan. 12: NH Ostrava - BK Decin
Jan. 12: J.Hradec - Levice
Jan. 12: USK Praha - B&W Opava
Jan. 12: BK Pardubice - BC Kolin
Jan. 12: Chomutov - BK Prostejov


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec20.1 
 2. Deloach, Svitavy18.8 
 3. Zabas, BK Pardubi.18.2 
 4. Blazek, B&W Opava17.9 
 5. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 6. Bolds, BC Kolin17.4 
 7. Meno, USK Praha17.4 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.9 
 9. Dufault, BK Prost.15.7 
 10. Bosak, Chomutov15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.1 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.7 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec9.6 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.8.3 
 5. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 6. Nuhanovic, Levice7.3 
 7. Simmons, Levice7.2 
 8. Blazek, B&W Opava7.1 
 9. Mroz, Svitavy6.9 
 10. Bolds, BC Kolin6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava6.1 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.8 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy4.7 
 4. Pope, BK Decin4.3 
 5. Pavkovic, CEZ N.4.3 
 6. Glover, Chomutov4.1 
 7. Ciz, NH Ostrava3.9 
 8. Kemp, Levice3.8 
 9. Sotnar, USK Praha3.7 
 10. Radulovic, BC Kol.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.9 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava2.4 
 3. Bolds, BC Kolin2.3 
 4. Ames, NH Ostrava2.2 
 5. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Reese, Usti n.1.8 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.6 
 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, Levice1.6 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.3 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.1 
 5. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Fields, Chomutov1.0 
 7. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 9. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 


NBL Round 21: No surprise as #1 CEZ Nymburk defeats B&W Opava - 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 round 21 was rather boring as all games ended with very predictable results.

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (19-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked B&W Opava (6-14) 89-64. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to B&W Opava's 22. They outrebounded B&W Opava 42-25 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. CEZ Nymburk looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by B&W Opava's players. The former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) stepped up and scored 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) chipped in 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was power forward Jiri Dihel (198-87) with 10 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. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-1 record. B&W Opava lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with J.Hradec. CEZ Nymburk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play on the road against USK Praha (#8) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
13th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (3-17) was outscored at home by second ranked NH Ostrava (15-6) with the biggest margin this round 111-73. American forward Justin Greene (203-89, college: Kent St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Rahsaan Ames accounted for 18 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Jakub Krakovic (205-90) came up with 23 points for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. BK Usti nad Labem's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. NH Ostrava maintains second place with 15-6 record having three points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Usti nad Labem lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. NH Ostrava will play against BK Decin (#6) at home in the next round. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 21: Chomutov was destroyed by BK Pardubice on the opponent's court 113-82. BK Prostejov managed to outperform Svitavy in a home game 99-95. J.Hradec was rolled over BK Decin on the road 84-63. Levice was crushed by USK Praha on its own court 56-80.


B&W Opava - CEZ Nymburk 64-89

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (19-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked B&W Opava (6-14) 89-64. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to B&W Opava's 22. They outrebounded B&W Opava 42-25 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. CEZ Nymburk looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by B&W Opava's players. The former international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) stepped up and scored 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) chipped in 7 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Jiri Dihel (198-87) with 10 points and the former international guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) scored 7 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. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-1 record. B&W Opava lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with J.Hradec. CEZ Nymburk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. B&W Opava will play on the road against USK Praha (#8) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: J.Dihel 10+3reb+3ast, M.Palat 9+3reb+2ast, P.Strnisko 9, J.Sirina 7+4reb+4ast, J.Blazek 6+2reb, M.Vanak 6+3reb
CEZ Nymburk: V.Hruban 12+1reb+3ast, R.Rancik 12+4reb, R.Necas 12+3reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 10+9reb+2ast, M.Taylor 7+3reb+4ast, T.Carter 7+6reb+6ast
gschID: 183053


BK Pardubice - Chomutov 113-82

Very expected game when 8th ranked Levharti Chomutov (8-12) was crushed on the road by third ranked BK Pardubice (13-6) 113-82. The game was mostly controlled by BK Pardubice. Levharti Chomutov was better in fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Pardubice dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Levharti Chomutov's 50 and made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Levharti Chomutov 44-25 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Levharti Chomutov was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) nailed 22 points and 4 assists for the winning side and American center Travis Nelson (208-87, college: Minnesota St.) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds. Five BK Pardubice players scored in double figures. American point guard Showron Glover (180-87) came up with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and the other American import forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) added 17 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) respectively for Levharti Chomutov in the defeat. 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. BK Pardubice have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-6 record having seven points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. Levharti Chomutov at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 12 games lost. BK Pardubice will play against BC Kolin (#5) at home in the next round. Levharti Chomutov will play against BK Prostejov (#4) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: J.Fields 17+7reb, L.Pecka 16+4reb+1ast, S.Glover 15+6reb+8ast, M.Basta 8+1reb+1ast, Z.Hanzlik 7+1reb, P.Bosak 6+2reb+1ast
BK Pardubice: E.Zabas 22+3reb+4ast, P.Bohacik 17+2reb+3ast, T.Nelson 16+7reb+2ast, M.Peterka 13+4reb+2ast, C.Muirhead 11+10reb, Z.Pospisil 11+9reb+1ast
gschID: 183052


BK Prostejov - Svitavy 99-95

Very predictable result when fifth ranked BK Prostejov (12-8) defeated at home 10th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (7-13) 99-95. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Basketbal Svitavy was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 31-23 third quarter run of BK Prostejov. Basketbal Svitavy was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Ondrej Kohout (204-91) nailed 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and Slovenian point guard Matej Venta (188-84) accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American point guard Michael Deloach (183-86, college: Norfolk St.) came up with 25 points and 6 assists and Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) added 24 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Basketbal Svitavy in the defeat. Five BK Prostejov and four Basketbal Svitavy players scored in double figures. Basketbal Svitavy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Prostejov moved-up to fourth place, which they share with BC Kolin. Basketbal Svitavy at the other side keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. BK Prostejov will play against Levharti Chomutov (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: M.Deloach 25+4reb+6ast, P.Mroz 24+8reb, L.Moravec 14+5reb+2ast, J.Jelinek 12+6reb+1ast, P.Milos 6+2reb, T.Macela 6
BK Prostejov: O.Kohout 21+6reb, J.Prasil 18+1reb+2ast, M.Venta 14+5reb+6ast, P.Slezak 13+6ast, K.Svrdlik 12+7reb+1ast, R.Marko 10+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183051


Usti n/Labem - NH Ostrava 73-111

13th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (3-17) was outscored at home by second ranked NH Ostrava (15-6) with the biggest margin this round 111-73. NH Ostrava shot 69.5 percent from the field and made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. NH Ostrava outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 31-16 including a 26-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Justin Greene (203-89, college: Kent St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and his fellow American import point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) accounted for 18 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Jakub Krakovic (205-90) came up with 23 points and American forward Brad Reese (199-88, college: Texas Tech) added 13 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. Five NH Ostrava and four BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. BK Usti nad Labem's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. NH Ostrava maintains second place with 15-6 record having three points less than leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Usti nad Labem lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. NH Ostrava will play against BK Decin (#6) at home in the next round. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: J.Krakovic 23+4reb+3ast, B.Reese 13+4reb+5ast, R.Lewandowski 13+2reb+1ast, R.Ptacek 12+1ast, A.Pistecky 6+1reb+6ast, M.Slunecko 4
NH Ostrava: J.Greene 25+16reb, J.Stehlik 22+3reb+2ast, R.Ames 18+4reb+9ast, M.Gniadek 13+3reb+2ast, C.Barnes 13+1reb+1ast, L.Jurecka 11+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183056


BK Decin - J.Hradec 84-63

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked BK Lions Hradec (6-14) was rolled over on the road by sixth ranked BK Decin (11-8) 84-63. BK Decin forced 23 BK Lions Hradec turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. American guard Patrick Pope (183-81, college: St.Augustine) nailed 12 points and 7 assists for the winning side and swingman Lubos Stria (197-81) accounted for 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Jan Tomanec (205-85) came up with 15 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Zack Atkinson (206-86, college: Cal-Irvine, agency: Top Notch Sports) added 6 points and 8 rebounds respectively for BK Lions Hradec in the defeat. 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. BK Decin have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain sixth place with 11-8 record. BK Lions Hradec at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with B&W Opava. BK Decin will play against league's second-placed NH Ostrava on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Lions Hradec will play against Levice (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
J.Hradec: J.Tomanec 15+6reb+2ast, P.Slechta 9+1reb, T.Voslajer 7+1reb, Z.Atkinson 6+8reb+2ast, J.Pavlik 6+1ast, J.Cech 6+3reb+5ast
BK Decin: P.Pope 12+3reb+7ast, M.Soukup 10+2reb+2ast, L.Stria 10+5reb+5ast, J.Jiricek 8+2reb+1ast, P.Sedmak 8+1reb+1ast, L.Bazant 7+2reb
gschID: 183055


Levice - USK Praha 56-80

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked USK Praha (9-12) outscored on the road 7th ranked Levice (9-11) 80-56. It was a great shooting night for USK Praha especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. International Lubos Barton (202-80, college: Valparaiso) nailed 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and forward Jiri Slavik (203-89) accounted for 7 points and 11 rebounds. USK Praha's coach Ken Scalabroni felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) came up with 6 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) added 10 points respectively for Levice in the defeat. USK Praha moved-up to eighth place. Levice at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. USK Praha will play against B&W Opava (#12) at home in the next round. Levice will play against BK Lions Hradec (#11) in J.Hradec and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Levice: J.Simmons 11+5reb+1ast, B.Fields 10+4reb+3ast, B.Addison 8+7reb, W.Kemp 7+2reb+1ast, R.Grznar 6+4reb+3ast, S.Nuhanovic 6+12reb
USK Praha: L.Barton 24+9reb+3ast, B.Meno 10+7reb+3ast, M.Sotnar 9+2reb+2ast, D.Fait 8+1ast, S.Votroubek 8+2reb, J.Slavik 7+11reb+3ast
gschID: 183054



Czech Republic NBL round 21 best performance: Justin Greene - by Eurobasket News

American forward Justin Greene (203-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked NH Ostrava, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds, while his team outclassed Usti n/Labem (#13, 3-17) with 38-point margin 111-73. NH Ostrava maintains the 2nd position in Czech Republic NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. NH Ostrava will need more victories to improve their 15-6 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Greene as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Justin Greene averages this season 10.0ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Michael Deloach (183-PG-86) of Svitavy. Deloach had a very good evening with 25 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Svitavy was edged by the higher-ranked BK Prostejov (#4, 12-8) 99-95. Svitavy is still in a red zone at 10th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-13 record. Deloach is a newcomer at Svitavy, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 6.7rpg and 4.7apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was international Lubos Barton (202-SF-80) of USK Praha (#8). Barton scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of USK Praha, leading his team to a 80-56 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Levice (#7, 9-11). The chances of USK Praha ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 12 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Barton could help USK Praha to bring them higher in the standings. Barton has a very solid season. In 4 games in Czech Republic he scored 16.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jakub Krakovic (205-F-90) of Usti n/Labem - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Pawel Mroz (215-C-84) of Svitavy - 24 points and 8 rebounds
6. John Fields (205-F-88) of Chomutov - 17 points and 7 rebounds
7. Rahsaan Ames (184-PG-78) of NH Ostrava - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Matej Venta (188-PG-84) of BK Prostejov - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83) of BK Pardubice - 11 points and 10 rebounds
10. Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88) of BK Pardubice - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 15-2 
 2. Bakken 14-3 
 3. Horsens IC 13-4 
 4. SISU 10-7 
 5. Naestved 10-7 
 6. Randers 6-10 
 7. Horsholm 5-11 
 8. Aarhus BC 5-12 
 9. Vaerlose 4-13 
 10. Aalborg 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 6: Vaerlose - Aarhus BC 95-69
Jan. 6: Bakken - SISU 85-65
Jan. 5: Horsholm - Svendborg 80-79

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 9: Svendborg - Aarhus BC
Jan. 9: Randers - Naestved
Jan. 10: Horsens IC - Bakken
Jan. 10: SISU - Vaerlose
Jan. 12: Aalborg - Horsholm


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Colas, Randers24.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.7 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.0 
 4. Ocana, Randers20.7 
 5. Willen, Aalborg20.2 
 6. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.1 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose19.4 
 8. Walker, Naestved19.2 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.7 
 10. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Colas, Randers14.8 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.10.3 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC10.1 
 4. Dezouvre, Aarhus8.7 
 5. Washington, Svend.8.3 
 6. Walker, Naestved8.1 
 7. Willen, Aalborg7.7 
 8. Moritz, SISU7.6 
 9. Thomann, Horse.7.5 
 10. Baker, Vaerlose7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Ortega, Randers7.1 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC7.0 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.5 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.1 
 5. Murphy, Naestved5.1 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.4.5 
 7. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken4.1 
 9. Jonsson, Aarhus BC4.1 
 10. Mariegaard, Svend.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.1 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.4 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.4 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC2.1 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg1.8 
 7. Ortega, Randers1.8 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.8 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.7 
 10. Willen, Aalborg1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.5 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.4 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Jukic, Horsholm1.1 
 7. Smith, SISU0.9 
 8. Jensen, Vaerlose0.9 
 9. Frandsen, Naestved0.9 
 10. Thomann, Horse.0.9 


Ligaen Round 20: #1 Svendborg is defeated by Horsholm - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Svendborg (15-2) on the court of eighth ranked Horsholm on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Horsholm 80-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Svendborg. Svendborg trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 21-9 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-80 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Robert Fields (185-88, college: Catawba) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and the former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) who added 12 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Horsholm's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Horsholm (5-11) moved-up to seventh place. Svendborg at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Horsholm are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) on the road in the next round. Svendborg will play against Aarhus BC (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Aarhus. Second ranked host Bakken (14-3) smashed 4th ranked SISU (10-7) 85-65. The winners were led by the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and Chris Christoffersen supported him with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by American center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) did not help to save the game for SISU. Defending champion maintains second position with 14-3 record behind leader Svendborg. SISU lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Naestved. Bakken will play against Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens in the next round, which may be the game of the day. SISU will play at home against Vaerlose and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Ninth ranked Vaerlose (4-13) crushed at home 7th ranked Aarhus BC (5-12) by 26 points 95-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Richard Delk who scored 29 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Vaerlose's coach Thomas Silfen felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hristo Petkov produced 16 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Vaerlose maintains ninth position with 4-13 record. Aarhus BC lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. Vaerlose will meet higher ranked SISU (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aarhus BC will play against the league's leader Svendborg (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.



Vaerlose - Aarhus BC 95-69

Ninth ranked Vaerlose (4-13) crushed at home 7th ranked Aarhus BC (5-12) by 26 points 95-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game without a history. Vaerlose 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 Aarhus BC's 28. They outrebounded Aarhus BC 41-29 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vaerlose looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Aarhus BC's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Vaerlose made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) who scored 29 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Icelandic Axel Karason (194-83) chipped in 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Vaerlose's coach Thomas Silfen felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bulgarian forward Hristo Petkov (202-85, college: Campbellsville) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vaerlose maintains ninth position with 4-13 record. Aarhus BC lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. Vaerlose will meet higher ranked SISU (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aarhus BC will play against the league's leader Svendborg (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: R.Delk 29+8reb+7ast, J.Baker 23+2reb+3ast, A.Karason 17+8reb+4ast, J.Jensen 15+12reb, P.Moller 9+5reb+8ast, T.Christensen 2+2reb
Aarhus BC: H.Petkov 16+9reb, R.Laier 14+1reb+2ast, R.Dezouvre 12+7reb+4ast, R.Soby Dalboge 12+2reb+1ast, A.Elsner 8+3reb+1ast, A.Jonsson 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 195302


Bakken - SISU 85-65

The game between Top Four teams took place in Aarhus. Second ranked host Bakken (14-3) smashed 4th ranked SISU (10-7) 85-65. SISU was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 31-10 charge of Bakken, which allowed them to win the game. SISU was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and the former international center Chris Christoffersen (218-79, college: Oregon) supported him with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds by American center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) did not help to save the game for SISU. His fellow American import swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) added 16 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Five Bakken and four SISU players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains second position with 14-3 record behind leader Svendborg. SISU lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Naestved. Bakken will play against Horsens IC (#3) in Horsens in the next round, which may be the game of the day. SISU will play at home against Vaerlose and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bakken: N.Iversen 20+13reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 13+12reb, M.Sahlertz 13+1ast, A.Jakobsen 12+3reb+2ast, S.Krath 10+3reb, J.Jensen 7+1reb+1ast
SISU: Z.Moritz 20+10reb+1ast, M.Dennis 16+8reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 10+2reb+5ast, D.Smith 10+6reb+1ast, D.Harder 8+5reb+1ast, R.Garlauskas 1
gschID: 195301


Horsholm - Svendborg 80-79

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Svendborg (15-2) on the court of eighth ranked Horsholm on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Horsholm 80-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Svendborg. Svendborg trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 21-9 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-80 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Robert Fields (185-88, college: Catawba) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and the former international forward Casper Hesseldal (198-85, college: Dickinson St., agency: Dynamics Global Management) who added 12 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Fields is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Horsholm players scored in double figures. Horsholm's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Horsholm (5-11) moved-up to seventh place. Svendborg at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Horsholm are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) on the road in the next round. Svendborg will play against Aarhus BC (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: R.Fields 18+2reb+2ast, B.Marinkovic 12+2reb, C.Hesseldal 12+5reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 12+6reb, B.Butler 11+3reb+3ast, A.Bak 7+7reb+2ast
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 28+10reb+1ast, A.Darboe 19+7reb+2ast, M.Plannthin 17+6reb+4ast, G.Washington 6+5reb+2ast, M.Mariegaard 5+1reb+2ast, N.Degn-Andersen 3+1reb
gschID: 195300



Danish Ligaen round 20 best performance: Richard Delk - by Eurobasket News

American guard Richard Delk (193-G-86) had a very impressive game in the last round for Vaerlose, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Aarhus BC (#8, 5-12) with 26-point margin 95-69. Vaerlose maintains the 9th position in Danish Ligaen. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 13 games and recorded just four victories. In the team's last game Delk had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Vaerlose's top player in his first season with the team. Former Troy University star has very solid stats this year. Delk is in league's top in points (7th best: 19.4ppg) and averages impressive 2.4spg and 50.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) of league's leader Svendborg. Rutherford had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Svendborg was edged by the lower-ranked Horsholm (#7, 5-11) 80-79. Svendborg managed to keep the same 1st spot in the standings. It was just his team's 2nd loss this season, while they won 15 other games. Rutherford is a newcomer at Svendborg, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.7ppg (#2). He also registered 10.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) of league's second-best Bakken. Iversen scored 20 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Bakken, leading his team to a 85-65 easy win against #4 ranked SISU in a game of the week. Bakken is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 14-3 record is not that bad... Iversen has a very solid season. In 17 games in Denmark he scored 16.1ppg. He also has 7.1rpg and FGP: 61.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jacob Jensen (211-C-94) of Vaerlose - 15 points and 12 rebounds
5. Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79) of Bakken - 13 points and 12 rebounds
6. Justin Baker (203-F-89) of Vaerlose - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Zack Moritz (210-C-88) of SISU - 20 points and 10 rebounds
8. Axel Karason (194-SF-83) of Vaerlose - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Robert Fields (185-G-88) of Horsholm - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Hristo Petkov (202-F-85) of Aarhus BC - 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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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 25

Jan. 5: Los Angeles D. - Sioux Falls S. 92-104
Jan. 5: Maine RC - Canton C. 91-92
Jan. 5: Tulsa 66ers - Texas L. 80-116
Jan. 5: Ft.Wayne MA - Santa Cruz W. 118-90
Jan. 5: Reno B. - Iowa E. 115-113
Jan. 5: Springfield A. - Erie Bay H. 104-110
Jan. 6: Bakersfield J. - Iowa E. 102-85

Regular Season: Round 26

Jan. 11: Springfield A. - Maine RC
Jan. 11: Sioux Falls S. - Rio Grande VV
Jan. 11: Idaho S. - Reno B.
Jan. 11: Bakersfield J. - Los Angeles D.
Jan. 11: Santa Cruz W. - Tulsa 66ers


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chris DOUGLAS-ROBERTS
  Texas L.
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Douglas-R., Texas22.5 
 2. Howard, Ft.Wayne.20.7 
 3. Johnson-Odom, Los20.6 
 4. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 5. Mack, Maine RC19.7 
 6. Dentmon, Austin T.19.7 
 7. Joseph, Austin T.19.0 
 8. Fortson, Los A.18.7 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.5 
 10. Mays, Springfield18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arinze ONUAKU
  Canton C.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Onuaku, Canton C.11.5 
 2. Mays, Springfield11.3 
 3. Harris, Iowa E.10.3 
 4. Varnado, Sioux F.10.0 
 5. Butch, Bakersfi.10.0 
 6. Evans, Idaho S.9.5 
 7. Wilkerson, Austin8.9 
 8. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.8.9 
 9. Jackson, Austin T.8.9 
 10. Wright, Maine RC8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chris WRIGHT
  Iowa E.
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Wright, Iowa E.7.5 
 2. Mack, Maine RC7.5 
 3. Machado, Rio G.7.1 
 4. Singletary, Texas6.3 
 5. Russell, Ft.Wayne.6.0 
 6. Fortson, Los A.5.9 
 7. Kennedy, Erie B.5.4 
 8. Johnson-Odom, Los5.3 
 9. Uzoh, Springfield5.3 
 10. Karl, Idaho S.5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Moon, Los A.2.8 
 2. Wright, Maine RC2.4 
 3. Scott, Springfield2.3 
 4. Downs, Maine RC2.3 
 5. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.2.0 
 6. Greene, Los A.2.0 
 7. Johnson, Rio G.2.0 
 8. Murry, Rio G.2.0 
 9. Uzoh, Springfield1.9 
 10. Gutierrez, Canton1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Sioux F.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Varnado, Sioux F.3.9 
 2. Melo, Maine RC3.8 
 3. Moon, Los A.2.6 
 4. Flowers, Los A.2.6 
 5. Eyenga, Texas L.2.5 
 6. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 7. Reed, Springfield2.2 
 8. Gladness, Santa C.2.0 
 9. Orton, Tulsa 66ers1.8 
 10. Eric, Canton C.1.7 


Anthony Harris Joins Fort Wayne Mad Ants - by Surujh Roopnarine

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have acquired guard Anthony Harris (6'2''-G-85). The 6-2 Harris has already in appeared in two victories over the Santa Cruz Warriors to start the New Year. In 27 combined minutes off the bench he has scored six points on 3-10 shooting to go with three rebounds and five assists. Last season the University of Miami alum appeared in six games for the Bakersfield Jam, averaging 11.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steals. In his career the 27-year old harris has also played for the Utah Flash and Sioux Falls Skyforce in the D-League as well as internationally in Cyprus, and Hungary.


Latest games review - by Eurobasket News

Bakersfield J. - Iowa E. 102-85
The Iowa Energy were outscored 62-34 in the paint Sunday by the Bakersfield Jam and lost 102-85. Morris Almond (6'6''-F/G-85, college: Rice) led the Energy with 20 points, and Quincy Miller-Scott (6'9''-F-92, college: Baylor) chipped in 13 and nine rebounds off the bench. But Iowa (5-9) was unable to handle Bakersfield center and former Wisconsin standout Brian Butch, who scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, or Chris Cooper, who also posted 16 boards. Nine of Cooper's rebounds came on the offensive glass, one of 21 the Jam (10-6) corraled on that end. Chris Wright (6'1''-PG-89, college: Georgetown), who came into the game averaging 16.5 points per game for Iowa, finished with eight. Wright had 20 Saturday night in a 115-113 loss at Reno that saw the Energy trail by as many as 22 in the second half. Quincy Miller-Scott's 3-pointer tied the score with 12.3 seconds left, but Reno's Jerome Jordan (7'0''-C-86, college: Tulsa) scored with 1.2 remaining. The Energy stay out west for the NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev., playing Los Angeles on Tuesday and Austin on Thursday. Courtesy of: desmoinesregister.com

Reno B. - Iowa E. 115-113
With 1.2 seconds left on the clock, Jerome Jordan put in the game-winning lay-up for the Reno Bighorns (5-8) who defeated the Iowa Energy (5-8) 115-113 at home on Saturday. The game was tied at 113-113 with 7.1 seconds left. Bighorns' guard Walker Russell, Jr. missed a jump shot, but Jordan was right there to put back the go-ahead shot in front of the fans on their feet at the Reno Events Center. The Bighorns led the Energy much of the game and had a 21 point lead with 4:17 left in the game. Iowa rallied back, hitting several three-point shots and capitalizing on Bighorns' turnovers. New Orleans Hornets' assignee, Darius Miller, nailed a three-point shot with 12.3 seconds left in the game to tie it. The Bighorns had three players with double-doubles, Jordan (22 points and 12 rebounds), Antoine Wright (6'7''-F/G-84, college: Texas A&M) (20 points and 13 rebounds), and Russell (12 points and 11 assists). Three other players recorded double-digit points, Utah Jazz assignee Kevin Murphy (6'6''-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) (24), Marcus Landry (15), and Dar Tucker (19). The Energy were led by Chris Wright's 20 points. Morris Almond and Quincy Miller-Scott had 18 points apiece. Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com

Springfield A. - Erie Bay H. 104-110
It was a better effort Saturday by the Springfield Armor, but the result was the same as the previous four games - another loss. The Armor dropped their fifth straight game, 110-104 to the Erie BayHawks before 3,233 at the MassMutual Center. It is Springfield's longest winless streak in nearly two years, going back to a seven-game slide from Feb. 11, 2011 to March 4, 2011. 'With any losing streak you get a little frustrated, but that's where we've got to come together as a team and just fight through it and continue to play hard,' said Armor forward James Mays (6'9''-F-86, college: Clemson), who had his seventh double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Springfield (4-10) has dropped nine of its last 10 games and has fallen to 3-5 at home. Erie (9-5) is going in the other direction, having won seven of its last eight. 'I think they are frustrated, but you can't do anything about what happened before, you have to go on to the next thing, and we've got a lot of young guys who don't understand that,' Armor coach Bob MacKinnon said. 'I think I overestimated how quickly we could get these younger guys up to speed. It's going to take some time, but we're going to stay after it and get this thing turned around.' When the game began, it appeared that the Armor were going to do just that. But a promising start gradually dissipated, Springfield's shooting percentage heading south while the number of shots that fell for the BayHawks went steadily north. Springfield opened the game by holding the BayHawks without a field goal for the first 4 minutes and led 10-2. But a combination of a solid interior defense by Erie and poor perimeter shooting (1 for 11 on 3-pointers) by the Armor led to them losing the lead midway through the second quarter and trailing by 10, 54-44, by halftime. The chances were there for the Armor as they had 11 more field goal attempts than the BayHawks - thanks to 12 offensive rebounds - but their accuracy was off the mark. What really hurt the Armor was a more than four-minute drought in scoring, which began with the Armor holding a 40-39 lead, only to see Erie run off 10 points before Willie Reed's hook shot ended it. The second half produced more frustration for the Armor. They were able to score but could never get the stops to string together any sort of a run to threaten the BayHawks. What really hurt the Armor in the fourth quarter was allowing Erie to double its offensive rebounds, from seven through the first three quarters to 14 by game's end. 'They had one stretch there where on one possession they had three (offensive rebounds), and that hurt us,' MacKinnon said. 'You've got to find a way to come up with that ball.' The Armor actually had more offensive rebounds (20) than defensive (19), but were not as efficient as Erie in turning them into points. All five bench players for Erie scored in double figures, led by Erik Daniels (6'9''-G/F-82, college: Kentucky) with 16 and Kyle Goldcamp (6'10''-F-86, college: Gannon) with 14 points and 11 rebounds. D.J. Kennedy led Erie with 20 points. Dennis Horner (6'9''-F-88, college: N.Carolina St.) scored 21 off the bench for Springfield, and Reed had 16. The Armor, the worst foul shooters team in the D-League, were just 18 for 30 from the stripe. Courtesy of: masslive.com

Maine RC - Canton C. 91-92
The Maine Red Claws dropped a heartbreaker to the visiting Canton Charge, 92-91, on Saturday night when Canton's Kyle Gibson (6'5''-G-87, college: Louisiana Tech) was fouled with 1.1 seconds on the clock and converted one of his free throws to give the Charge the narrow victory. The loss, combined with an Erie win in Springfield, dropped the Red Claws (10-7) out of first place by a half-game while Canton (10-8) closed to within a half-game of the now-second place Red Claws. After battling back-and-forth throughout much of the first half, the Red Claws saw a 28-26 first quarter lead erased by halftime, with the Charge outscoring Maine in the second quarter to take a 48-42 cushion into the break. Canton added a couple more points to their lead in the third, taking a 68-60 into the final quarter. The Red Claws would not go quietly, however. They opened the final frame with a 17-5 run to take a 77-73 lead midway through the quarter. From there, the teams traded mini-runs to grab small leads back-and-forth. In the final 39 seconds, Maine's DaJuan Summers (6'8''-F-88, college: Georgetown) converted a traditional 3-point play and Boston Celtics' assignee Kris Joseph converted a layup to tie the score at 91. After Gibson's free throw, the Charge broke up the Red Claws' desperation try to set up a game-winning shot. Canton was led by Jon Leuer (6'10''-F-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wisconsin), recently assigned by the Cleveland Cavaliers, with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Gibson also contributed a double-double to the Charge victory, scoring 20 points and handing out 11 assists. Canton also got a solid effort from Jorge Gutierrez (20). Maine was led by Summers' double-double (23 points, 12 rebounds, five assists). Also turning in solid performances for the Red Claws were Micah Downs (21 points, seven rebounds), Champ Oguchi (15 points, five rebounds) and Joseph (14). Maine also got a strong defensive effort from Scott VanderMeer (eight rebounds, seven blocked shots). Courtesy of: sunjournal.com

Ft.Wayne MA - Santa Cruz W. 118-90
Santa Cruz came into Fort Wayne with the best record in the NBA D-League at 9-2 and as the hottest team with a five-game winning streak. The Warriors leave having lost two in a row to the league's current hottest team. The Mad Ants blew away the Warriors 118-90 Saturday for their fourth consecutive win, which matches a franchise best, accomplished four other times, with the last coming in the 2010-11 season. 'I don't care about that,' first-year coach Duane Ticknor said. 'As far as I'm concerned, this team is 4-0.' The Ants (7-10) clung to a 54-47 halftime lead after going up by as many as 18 points in the second period, but then outscored the Warriors (9-4) 64-43 over the final two periods. It was the second win over Santa Cruz over three days. On Thursday, the Ants beat the Warriors 102-86. But Saturday had its own, special feel. Orlando Johnson (6'2''-G-67, college: NW Missouri St.), who scored 25 points on Thursday, was sent back to the Indiana Pacers. And Luke Harangody, who came to the team last week and hasn't seen a Fort Wayne loss, did not play because of a sore knee. 'That just shows you what kind of depth we have on this team,' Ticknor said. Starting in Johnson's guard spot was reserve Darryl Partin, who didn't score Thursday and averages 5.7 points per game. Saturday, he responded with 18 points, going 4 of 7 from the floor. 'The confidence is high,' Partin said. 'We're clickin' defensively; we're getting all the 50-50 balls. Everybody's communicating on the court. It's fun.' Much of the fun came midway through the third quarter, after Santa Cruz got within 74-67. For the rest of the period, bleeding into the fourth quarter, the Ants took off on a savage 26-10 run. When the Warriors called timeout with 5:58 left in the third after Tony Mitchell (6'6''-F-92, college: Alabama) had two assists, a three-point play and ignited a fast break that ended with Anthony Richardson's dunk off a Ron Howard bounce pass, Ticknor sprinted onto the floor to give Mitchell a double low-five. Seven players, led by Michell's 21 and Sadiel Rojas (6'4''-G/F-89, college: Okla.Wesleyan)' 20, scored in double figures for the Ants. The home cooking ended Saturday, though, as the Ants begin a seven-game road trip with a visit to Erie on Saturday. Courtesy of: journalgazette.net

Tulsa 66ers - Texas L. 80-116
With a share of first place on the line Saturday night, the Tulsa 66ers had no answers for the visiting Texas Legends. Texas connected on 54 percent of its field goals for the game, including 61 percent in the second half, on the way to an easy 116-80 victory in NBA D-League action before 2,147 fans at the SpiritBank Event Center. A victory for Tulsa (8-7) would have pulled the 66ers even with Texas (10-5), which entered the game atop the league's Central Division. But the Legends blew the game open by outscoring Tulsa 34-14 in the third quarter to take a commanding 34-point lead as Tulsa suffered its fourth consecutive setback and second in as many nights. "Texas had a great night," Tulsa head coach Darko Rajakovic said of the performance by the Legends, who had six players score in double digits helping Texas lead by as many as 43 points in the final quarter. But the Tulsa coach reflected on a disturbing trend lately for his team as the 80-point offensive output matched the team's season low, which came just one week ago in an 89-80 setback to Canton. "These kind of nights (like this game) are happening to us," he said. Perry Jones III (6'11''-F-91, college: Baylor), an Oklahoma City Thunder assignee, finished with 25 points on 11 of 20 shooting from the floor and also grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds. But besides Jones, only Jeremy Lamb - another Thunder assignee - managed to finish in double figures with 12 points. Courtesy of: tulsaworld.com

Los Angeles D. - Sioux Falls S. 92-104
Robert Sacre (7'0''-C-89, agency: Edge Sports, college: Gonzaga) scored 22 points on Saturday night for the D-Fenders, playing in his first game since the Lakers reassigned him to the D-League. Despite the strong game from the rookie center, the D-Fenders dropped their third-straight (104-92), losing to the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Sacre hit on 10 of 17 from the field and collected five rebounds. Fellow Laker Darius Johnson-Odom (6'2''-PG-89, college: Marquette) had 15 points, four rebounds and five assists. This was Sacre's fourth game of the year for the D-Fenders, averaging 11.3 points and 8.5 rebounds a night. Sacre hasn't had much of a chance to play this season for the Lakers, making 13 appearances for a total of 55 minutes. On the year he has twice as many fouls (14) as points (seven). Johnson-Odom has put up an average 20.6 points for the D-Fenders through a dozen games. Courtesy of: latimes.com



Barton, Smith assigned to Stampede from Blazers - by Eurobasket News

The Idaho Stampede have been assigned Will Barton (6'6''-G-91, college: Memphis) and Nolan Smith (6'2''-PG-88, college: Duke) from their hybrid single-affiliate team, Trail Blazers General Manager Neil Olshey announced today.
Barton and Smith are expected to play this weekend against the Texas Legends and Canton Charge in the team's games at the NBA D-League Showcase in Reno, Nev. The assignments are the 97th and 98th of the 2012-13 NBA and NBA D-League seasons and the second for Barton and first for Smith, who become two of the 47 individual players assigned this season.
Barton (6-5, 170, Memphis, b. 1/6/91) joins the Stampede as a rookie after he was selected 40th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft. Barton has played 28 games for Portland, averaging 2.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per game. In two contests with the Stampede earlier this year, Barton averaged 19.5 points and 6.0 rebounds.
Smith (6-2, 185, Duke, b. 7/25/88) was originally selected 21st overall in the 2011 NBA Draft after a four-year career at Duke. With the Blazers, Smith has played 62 games (4 starts) and averaged 3.4 points and 1.3 assists in 11.1 minutes per game. Smith was named a first team AP All-American and the ACC Player of the Year as a senior at Duke, while as a junior, was the starting shooting guard for the Blue Devils' national championship team. Went to three years of high school at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, where he played with future NBA stars Michael Beasley, Ty Lawson and Brandon Jennings. Smith was a McDonald's All-American as senior in 2007. Father Derek was a nine-year NBA veteran and NCAA champion with Louisville in 1980.

Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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Standings - KML

KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 13-0 
 2. Tarvas 13-4 
 3. Kalev/Cramo 9-5 
 4. Valga 7-7 
 5. TTU 7-7 
 6. Rapla 6-8 
 7. Parnu 5-10 
 8. Tln Kalev 4-12 
 9. Hito/Johvi 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 6: Parnu - Tln Kalev 76-79
Jan. 4: Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 71-76
Jan. 5: Hito/Johvi - TTU 66-82
Jan. 6: Hito/Johvi - TU/Rock 62-114
Jan. 4: Tln Kalev - Valga 54-80
Jan. 5: Rapla - TU/Rock 51-79


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Laksa, Tarvas17.1 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.2 
 3. Campbell, Tln Kalev15.8 
 4. Lindmets, Tarvas15.7 
 5. Matulionis, Parnu15.6 
 6. Akenparg, TTU15.4 
 7. Okoye, Tln Kalev15.1 
 8. Pilk, Rapla14.5 
 9. Peciukeviciu., Par.14.3 
 10. Laur, Hito/Johvi14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.2 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas9.4 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.0 
 6. Grafs, Valga7.0 
 7. Cunda, Valga6.8 
 8. Grim, Valga6.6 
 9. Ringmets, Rapla6.6 
 10. Keedus, TTU6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.5 
 2. Keedus, TTU5.2 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas5.2 
 4. Cunda, Valga4.3 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.9 
 6. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 7. Laane, Rapla3.7 
 8. McLeod, Kalev/Cr.3.5 
 9. Pilk, Rapla2.6 
 10. Saage, TU/Rock2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Laane, Rapla2.6 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.6 
 3. Akenparg, TTU2.1 
 4. Saage, TU/Rock2.0 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.9 
 6. Keedus, TTU1.8 
 7. Leppik, TU/Rock1.8 
 8. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.7 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev1.6 
 10. Lindmets, Tarvas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Arnold, TTU1.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.8 
 3. Saarmets, TTU0.7 
 4. Saks, Tarvas0.7 
 5. Grim, Valga0.6 
 6. Raadik, Parnu0.6 
 7. Matulionis, Parnu0.6 
 8. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 9. Dimsa, TU/Rock0.4 
 10. Makke, TTU0.4 


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

27-year old center Joosep Toome (208-C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team TU/Rock and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Hito/Johvi (#9, 1-14) with 52-point margin 114-62. It allowed TU/Rock to take over top position in the Estonian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and TU/Rock keeps perfect 13 -0 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Toome as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Joosep Toome averages this season 11.0ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Ike Okoye (206-F) of Tln Kalev. He is Nigerian-American forward in his first season at Tln Kalev. In the last game Okoye recorded impressive 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Tln Kalev to edge slightly higher-ranked Parnu (#7, 5-10) by 3 points 79-76. Tln Kalev's 8th position in the standings has not changed. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Tln Kalev managed to get this year. Okoye is a newcomer at Tln Kalev and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.1ppg (#7). He also registered 10.2 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu (#7). Peciukevicius showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in the last round. Despite Peciukevicius' great performance Parnu lost 76-79 to slightly lower-ranked Tln Kalev (#8, 4-12). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Parnu not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Peciukevicius could try to bring Parnu's a little bit higher in the standings. Peciukevicius has a very solid season. In 14 games in Estonia he scored 14.3ppg. He also has 5.6rpg, 5.5apg and FGP: 56.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU - 28 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists
6. Keith McLeod (190-PG-79) of Kalev/Cramo - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Siim Laur (189-G-87) of Hito/Johvi - 21 points and 8 rebounds
8. Heiko Rannula (185-G-83) of Valga - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Jaan Puidet (192-G/F-92) of TTU - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) of TU/Rock - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists

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



Craiova adds Hallik to their roster - by Eurobasket News

SCM CSU Craiova (Division A) added to their roster 29-year old Estonian ex-international center Reinar Hallik (208-84). He already started the season at CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca (Division A). In 12 games this season he recorded 4.8ppg and 2.1rpg. The last season Hallik played at BC Rakvere in Estonian KML. In 31 games last year he averaged 14.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Hallik also played 14 games in Baltic League where he averaged impressive 15.2ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League (Challenge Cup) Honorable Mention.
The previous (10-11) season Hallik played at Avignon in French NM2.
His team won Finnish Cup in 2008.
Hallik was also a member of Estonian international program for some years. He played for Estonian Senior National Team last year and previously for University National Team back in 2005. Hallik represented Estonia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 10 games: 6.5ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 48.5%, FT: 75.0%.
Hallik is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Holland (Bergen op Zoom), Sweden (Sallen), Estonia (Kalev Tallinn, Triobet/Dalkia and Valga) and Finland (Lappeenranta NMKY).

By Eurobasket Data Center



KML Round 13: Tln Kalev beats KK Parnu by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 13 in the KML took place in Parnu. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked KK Parnu (5-10) to eighth ranked Tln Kalev (4-12) 79-76 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 43-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Tln Kalev looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Janis Vahter (193-86) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) answered with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for KK Parnu. Tln Kalev maintains eighth place with 4-12 record. KK Parnu lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost.
The game in Rapla supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader TU/Rock (13-0) played at the court of 6th ranked Rapla (6-8). TU/Rock smashed Rapla 79-51. Lithuanian center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) stepped up and scored 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Valmo Kriisa chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) responded with 15 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 TU/Rock have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Rapla at the other side keeps the sixth place with eight games lost.
The game in Tallinn supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Valga (7-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (4-12). Valga smashed Tln Kalev 80-54 on Friday. Heiko Rannula nailed 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Marc Campbell came up with 20 points and 6 steals for Tln Kalev in the defeat. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valga maintains fourth place with 7-7 record, which they share with TTU. Tln Kalev lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 12 games lost.
The game in Parnu was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kalev/Cramo (9-5) played at the court of 7th ranked KK Parnu (5-10). Kalev/Cramo managed to secure a 5-point victory 76-71. Keith McLeod fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kalev/Cramo. Defending champion maintains third place with 9-5 record having three points less than leader TU/Rock. KK Parnu lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost.
The game between 9th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-14) and leader TU/Rock (13-0) in Johvi on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Tartu outscored Hito/Johvi 114-62. It was a very good performance for Joosep Toome who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. 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. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for TU/Rock. They keep a position of league leader. Hito/Johvi lost their fourteenth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost.

In the last game of round 13 TTU beat Hito/Johvi on the road 82-66.


Hito/Johvi - TU/Rock 62-114

The game between 9th ranked Hito/Johvi (1-14) and leader TU/Rock (13-0) in Johvi on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Tartu outscored Hito/Johvi 114-62. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. TU/Rock forced 19 Hito/Johvi turnovers and outrebounded them 44-27 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Hito/Johvi was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for international center Joosep Toome (208-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Silver Leppik (189-83) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four TU/Rock players scored in double figures. Tonis Uuekula (201-88) answered with 9 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Edvard Trumm (192-83) added 12 points in the effort for Hito/Johvi. 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. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for TU/Rock. They keep a position of league leader. Hito/Johvi lost their fourteenth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: S.Laur 12+3reb, E.Trumm 12+4reb+1ast, S.Saare 10+3reb+4ast, T.Uuekula 9+6reb+2ast, A.Lehismets 7+1ast, G.Tambre 6+4reb+1ast
TU/Rock: J.Toome 22+10reb+1ast, S.Leppik 20+4reb+3ast, K.Saage 18+2reb+4ast, T.Kurbas 14+8reb, V.Kriisa 10+3reb+1ast, M.Doronin 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 229822


Parnu - Tln Kalev 76-79

The most exciting game of round 13 in the KML took place in Parnu. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked KK Parnu (5-10) to eighth ranked Tln Kalev (4-12) 79-76 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 43-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Tln Kalev looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Janis Vahter (193-86) contributed with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) answered with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) added 21 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for KK Parnu. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tln Kalev maintains eighth place with 4-12 record. KK Parnu lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Parnu: O.Matulionis 21+9reb+1ast, A.Peciukevicius 21+7reb+9ast, R.Raap 12+7reb+2ast, K.Kitsing 12+10reb+3ast, T.Hamarsalu 6+2reb+1ast, K.Evart 2+2reb+1ast
Tln Kalev: I.Okoye 24+8reb+4ast, J.Vahter 19+7reb+6ast, M.Kurg 17+4reb+3ast, M.Paiste 11+1reb+1ast, R.Roos 5+6reb+4ast, M.Parn 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 229821


Hito/Johvi - TTU 66-82

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked TTU (7-7) beat on the road bottom-ranked Hito/Johvi (1-14) 82-66 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 37-17 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. TTU dominated on the defensive end, holding Hito/Johvi to just 6 points in third quarter. Quite impressive performance for American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark St.) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Jaan Puidet (192-92) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Four TTU players scored in double figures. Guard Siim Laur (189-87) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Sander Saare (182-94) added 16 points in the effort for Hito/Johvi. Hito/Johvi's coach Priit Sternhof rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. TTU moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Valga. Hito/Johvi lost their fourteenth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost.
Top scorers:
Hito/Johvi: S.Laur 21+8reb+1ast, S.Saare 16+3reb+2ast, T.Uuekula 8+4reb+1ast, G.Tambre 4+2reb, E.Trumm 4+7reb+2ast, A.Saariste 3+1ast
TTU: A.Arnold 28+9reb+2ast, J.Puidet 16+8reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 15+3reb+1ast, E.Keedus 11+5reb+7ast, S.Raudla 5+5reb, M.Saarmets 4+1reb
gschID: 229819


Rapla - TU/Rock 51-79

The game in Rapla supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader TU/Rock (13-0) played at the court of 6th ranked Rapla (6-8). TU/Rock smashed Rapla 79-51. The game without a history. TU/Rock led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. TU/Rock forced 20 Rapla turnovers and outrebounded them 30-18 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rapla was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Lithuanian center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) stepped up and scored 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Five TU/Rock players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) responded with 15 points and point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (178-93) scored 7 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. TU/Rock have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Rapla at the other side keeps the sixth place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Rapla: I.Pilk 15+2reb, A.Parn 10+2reb+1ast, R.Laane 7+3reb+4ast, R.Ringmets 6+3reb, M.Jurtom 4, R.Nurger 3
TU/Rock: E.Dimsa 15+9reb+1ast, K.Saage 12+1reb+1ast, V.Kriisa 10+7reb+6ast, I.Nelyubov 10+3reb, R.Veideman 10+1reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 8
gschID: 229818


Tln Kalev - Valga 54-80

The game in Tallinn supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Valga (7-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Tln Kalev (4-12). Valga smashed Tln Kalev 80-54 on Friday. The game without a history. Valga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Valga outrebounded Tln Kalev 40-25 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Valga especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The former international guard Heiko Rannula (185-83) nailed 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (195-84) accounted for 9 points and 8 rebounds. American-Italian guard Marc Campbell (180-86, college: N.Carolina) came up with 20 points and 6 steals and Nigerian-American forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Tln Kalev in the defeat. Tln Kalev's coach Kalle Klandorf gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valga maintains fourth place with 7-7 record, which they share with TTU. Tln Kalev lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: M.Campbell 20+3reb+1ast, E.Luts 10+3reb, I.Okoye 10+9reb, J.Vahter 6+1reb, M.Kurg 3+3reb, R.Roos 2+2reb+2ast
Valga: H.Rannula 19+6reb+3ast, T.Oja 14+1reb, E.Cunda 9+8reb+3ast, R.Petersonig 9+3reb+3ast, J.Jarvelainen 9+5reb+1ast, V.Vares 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 229816


Parnu - Kalev/Cramo 71-76

The game in Parnu was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kalev/Cramo (9-5) played at the court of 7th ranked KK Parnu (5-10). Kalev/Cramo managed to secure a 5-point victory 76-71. KK Parnu was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. American point guard Keith McLeod (190-79, college: Bowling Green) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Senegalese center Bamba Fall (217-86, college: SMU) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Five Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-91) added 10 points, 7 rebounds, 12 assists and 6 steals respectively for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kalev/Cramo. Defending champion maintains third place with 9-5 record having three points less than leader TU/Rock. KK Parnu lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Parnu: O.Matulionis 20+6reb+3ast, K.Kitsing 18+10reb, A.Peciukevicius 10+7reb+12ast, R.Raap 8+5reb+1ast, K.Evart 8+1reb, T.Hamarsalu 7+2reb
Kalev/Cramo: K.McLeod 19+5reb+5ast, G.Wilkinson 12+2reb+2ast, G.Dorbek 11+4reb+2ast, T.Sokk 10+3reb+3ast, B.Fall 10+9reb+1ast, A.Skele 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 229815



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  EUROCHALLENGE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.22.5 
 2. Brown, Apollon22.2 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp22.2 
 4. Buljan, Kormend21.7 
 5. Shaw, Kormend21.3 
 6. Flowers, Kataja19.3 
 7. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.18.0 
 8. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.18.0 
 9. Burtt, Tofas17.5 
 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, Szolnok10.0 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 5. Thondique, Antwerp8.8 
 6. Brown, Apollon8.8 
 7. Elonu, Tofas8.8 
 8. Wilson, Armia8.5 
 9. Camara, Gravelines8.3 
 10. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.0 
 2. Miles, Krasnie Kri.6.8 
 3. Dixon, Karsiyaka6.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.2 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 6. Deane, Khimik5.3 
 7. Kramer, EWE B.5.2 
 8. Rujak, Kormend5.2 
 9. Burtt, Tofas5.2 
 10. Jovanovic, Timiso.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja3.5 
 2. Diot, Paris-Levall.2.8 
 3. Harris, Dijon2.8 
 4. Clark, Aalstar2.7 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.7 
 6. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 7. Owens, Dijon2.3 
 8. Barac, Pitesti2.2 
 9. Crocker, Keravnos2.2 
 10. Johnson, Timisoara2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.2 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos1.8 
 3. Goodridge, Khimik1.8 
 4. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 5. Aminu, Karsiyaka1.5 
 6. May, Paris-Levallo.1.5 
 7. Vasiliev, Krasni.1.4 
 8. Love, Antwerp1.3 
 9. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.3 
 10. Mladenovic, Gaz M.1.3 



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   

Stats Leaders - Group B

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



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 16-4 
 2. Nilan Bisons 16-4 
 3. Kataja 15-5 
 4. KTP 14-6 
 5. Kauhajoki 13-7 
 6. LrNMKY 10-10 
 7. Kouvot 9-11 
 8. Salon Vilpas 7-13 
 9. Lapua 6-14 
 10. Korihait 5-15 
 11. FoKoPo 5-15 
 12. Namika Lahti 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 6: Pyrinto - LrNMKY 96-88
Jan. 4: KTP - Kataja 88-99
Jan. 2: Pyrinto - Kataja 87-79
Jan. 8: Kataja - LrNMKY
Jan. 9: Korihait - Pyrinto
Jan. 9: Kauhajoki - FoKoPo
Jan. 9: Nilan Bisons - Lapua
Jan. 9: Kouvot - Salon Vilpas
Jan. 9: Namika Lahti - KTP


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Conley, LrNM.23.4 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.9 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.21.3 
 4. Clavell, Kouvot19.2 
 5. Haanpaa, Lapua17.7 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.17.0 
 7. Tolbert, Lapua16.9 
 8. Ulmer, Pyrinto16.8 
 9. Flowers, Kataja16.7 
 10. Logins, LrNM.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MCDADE
  Nilan B.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. McDade, Nilan B.10.5 
 2. Conley, LrNM.9.8 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.1 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 5. Giles, KTP8.4 
 6. Fields, Kataja8.3 
 7. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.2 
 8. Logins, LrNM.8.1 
 9. Thornton, FoKoPo8.0 
 10. Dyer, Korihait7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Williams, Pyrinto8.3 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.5 
 3. Coleman, Lapua5.5 
 4. Smith, Kataja4.6 
 5. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 6. Gibson, LrNM.4.4 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.2 
 8. Burgess, FoKoPo4.2 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.0 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.7 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.4 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto2.0 
 5. Gibson, LrNM.1.9 
 6. Conley, LrNM.1.9 
 7. Vuori, Kauhajoki1.9 
 8. Williams, KTP1.8 
 9. Holloway, Namika L.1.7 
 10. Fields, Kataja1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Barrett, KTP1.8 
 2. Fields, Kataja1.2 
 3. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Nikkila, Pyrinto1.0 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.1.0 
 8. Ford, Kauhajoki1.0 
 9. Dyer, Korihait0.9 
 10. Jones, LrNM.0.9 


Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 16

A

Jan. 6: Huima - Tapiolan Honka 90-94
Jan. 6: Oulun NMKY - SayRi 88-73
Jan. 6: Pyrinto II - BC Nokia 75-87
Jan. 6: Ura Basket - ToPo 110-87

B

Jan. 6: Kerava ET - JyWe 102-79
Jan. 10: Espoo Basket - Jarvenpaa


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  BC Nokia
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 26.1
 1. Moultrie, BC Nokia26.1 
 2. Richardson, Ura B.25.9 
 3. Mays, Huima23.3 
 4. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.22.8 
 5. Pederson, SayRi22.6 
 6. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.3 
 7. Tarjanne, Jarvenpaa19.8 
 8. Tate, Porvoon19.7 
 9. Coleman, Oulun N.19.6 
 10. Salminen, TuNM.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 Koris12.0 
 5. Capers, ToPo11.9 
 6. Keskitalo, JyWe11.4 
 7. Stephens, Huima11.2 
 8. Young, Porvoon11.2 
 9. Salminen, TuNM.11.1 
 10. Coleman, ToPo11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.5 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.8 
 3. Herrala, HBA-M.4.3 
 4. Ginty, ToPo4.1 
 5. Kyllonen, Porvoon4.1 
 6. Mays, Huima3.9 
 7. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.9 
 8. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
 9. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.8 
 10. Riihela, BC Nokia3.5 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Little, Kerava ET2.9 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.8 
 3. Michelsen, HBA-M.2.3 
 4. Thomas, SayRi2.3 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 6. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 7. Viita, Jarvenpaa2.1 
 8. Richardson, Ura B.2.0 
 9. Towa, Kerava ET1.9 
 10. Andersen, Espoo1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.2 
 3. Woods, BC Nokia2.0 
 4. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 5. Mua, Kerava ET1.6 
 6. Young, Porvoon1.4 
 7. Nuolivirta, HBA-M.1.2 
 8. Suotamo, Espoo B.1.2 
 9. Salminen, TuNM.1.1 
 10. Capers, ToPo1.1 


1.DIVISION: Ura Basket upset ToPo - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A, round 14-15: Four games and one upset, when Ura Basket (Kaarina) beat Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) 110-87 (53-40). Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) (Ura Basket) scored game high 34 points. Paul Harrison (203-C-89, college: N.Greenville) added 24 pts and grabbed 16 rbs. Devin Ginty (188-G-89, agency: SDJ Sports, college: San Diego) led ToPo with 16 pts.
Huima (Aanekoski) lost by four vs Honka (Tapiola) 90-94 (43-42). DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Youngstown St.) (Huima) scored 36 points, but was Huima's only American player on the court during the last exciting moments. Tuomas Iisalo (195-SF-82, agency: Court Side) was 6/6 from behind the bonus line leading Honka with 26 pts.
YMCA Oulu won over Riento from Saynatsalo 88-73 (51-34). SayRi had only one American (Eryk Thomas) on the roster. Thomas made 23 pts this time. Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) led YMCA Oulu with 26 pts. Pyrinto II (Tampere) lost by 12 pts vs neighbour BC Nokia 75-87 (38-49). Sharpshooter Topias Palmi (190-SG-94) led the hosts with 24 pts. Kraidon Woods (205-C/F-88, college: Drake) (22pts/15rbs) was ahead of Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) (19/17) this time.

Ura Basket - ToPo 110-87 (53-40). (Nolan Richardson 34/6a, Paul Harrison 24/16, Santeri Latvala 12 - Devin Ginty 16/6a, Elias Kajander 14, Sad Niskanen 14).
Huima - Honka 90-94 (43-42). (DeAndre Mays 36/6a, Sami Kajander 15, Andre Stephens 10/11 - Tuomas Iisalo 26, Ilkka Sirola 17, Malik Moore 17).
YMCA Oulu - Riento 88-73 (51-34). (Dwight Coleman 26, Josh Nofflet 19/10, Henri Vihavainen 10/11 - Kosti Naukkarinen 24, Eryk Thomas 23/9, Topias Kuukkanen 14).
Pyrinto II - BC Nokia 75-87 (38-49). (Topias Palmi 24, Joni Harjula 16/6a, Jari Pulkkinen 9/11 - Kraidon Woods 22/15, Brian Moultrie 19/17, Timo Riihela 18).



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Brown, Maurienne22.3 
 2. Flowers, Denain20.7 
 3. Blue, Antibes20.5 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Hilliard, Antibes18.8 
 6. Wood, Evreux18.3 
 7. Siggers, Lille18.1 
 8. Bassett, Rouen17.8 
 9. McKines, Rouen17.8 
 10. Sanders, Charlevi.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erroyl BING
  Maurienne
  (198-C/F-82)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bing, Maurienne10.1 
 2. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.9 
 3. Wood, Evreux9.9 
 4. Lesieu, St Quentin9.6 
 5. Kitts, Denain9.5 
 6. McKines, Rouen9.1 
 7. Jackson, Pau-La.9.0 
 8. Rouse, St Vallier8.3 
 9. Mathis, Nantes7.8 
 10. Blue, Antibes7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Craven, St Vallier7.3 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.1 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.1 
 4. Dumas, Bourg5.8 
 5. McIntosh, Hyeres-.5.4 
 6. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 7. Hannah, Evreux5.2 
 8. Denave, Pau-Lacq.5.0 
 9. Bassett, Rouen4.9 
 10. Calvez, Charlevil.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.6 
 2. Craven, St Vallier2.6 
 3. Flowers, Denain2.5 
 4. Hannah, Evreux2.1 
 5. Siggers, Lille1.9 
 6. Mullins, Chalons-.1.8 
 7. Wilson, Le Portel1.8 
 8. Mathis, Nantes1.8 
 9. Dumas, Bourg1.8 
 10. Brown, Maurienne1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Badiane, Antibes2.3 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.8 
 3. Coleman, Bordeaux1.2 
 4. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 5. Burrell, Chalons-.1.0 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.0 
 7. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 8. Jaiteh, Boulogne0.9 
 9. Jackson, Pau-La.0.9 
 10. Blue, Antibes0.9 



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 5: Art.Dragons - Phoenix Hagen 93-104
Jan. 6: Telekom Baskets - TBB Trier 90-76
Jan. 5: Brose Bask. - Bayreuth 85-74
Jan. 5: B.Muenchen - Ratiopharm 80-78
Jan. 5: MBC - s.Oliver Baskets 80-66
Jan. 6: ALBA - NY Phantoms 80-58
Jan. 5: Neckar L'burg - Walter Tigers 73-78
Jan. 5: LTi 46ers - Fraport SKY 59-79

Regular Season: Round 18

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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.6 
 2. White, Phoenix16.4 
 3. Brooks, LTi 46ers16.2 
 4. Thompson, ALBA15.5 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.15.5 
 6. Peacock, Fraport15.3 
 7. Bell, Phoenix Hagen14.8 
 8. Duggins, Walter T.14.3 
 9. Taylor, Neckar L.14.1 
 10. Nachbar, Brose B.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.8 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.1 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 4. Roberts, B.Mue.6.6 
 5. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.6 
 6. Boateng, NY Phant.6.6 
 7. Robertson, Fraport6.6 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.5 
 9. McGhee, Bayreuth6.4 
 10. Gordon, Phoenix6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.9 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen5.0 
 3. White, Phoenix4.5 
 4. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.4 
 5. Redding, Walter T.3.9 
 6. Wood, ALBA3.8 
 7. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.8 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.3.6 
 9. Timberlake, MBC3.6 
 10. Taylor, Neckar L.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Robertson, Fraport2.0 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.1.8 
 3. White, Phoenix1.8 
 4. Bernard, Neckar L.1.8 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 6. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.5 
 7. Duggins, Walter T.1.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 9. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.5 
 10. Gibson, Fraport S.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.6 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.4 
 4. Ford, Brose Bask.1.3 
 5. Homan, B.Muenchen1.2 
 6. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 7. Zirbes, Brose Bask.1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.1 
 9. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 10. Frease, Walter T.0.9 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 5: Vechta - Duesseldorf 99-79
Jan. 5: Cuxhaven - NBC 92-77
Jan. 5: Jena - Goettingen 85-88
Jan. 5: Crailsheim - Ehingen 82-89
Jan. 6: Kirchheim - Karlsruhe 78-88
Jan. 6: ETB Wohnbau - Heidelberg 78-75
Jan. 5: Leipzig - Gotha 67-81
Jan. 7: Finke Baskets - Chemnitz


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau21.8 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.7 
 3. Williams, Vechta19.3 
 4. Brazelton, NBC18.9 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.9 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen16.4 
 7. Barker, Jena16.2 
 8. Alexander, Kirchhe.15.9 
 9. White, Heidelberg15.9 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Gadley, Leipzig11.0 
 2. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.8 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz8.4 
 4. Henley, ETB W.8.0 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.0 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.8 
 7. Livas, Goettingen7.6 
 8. Baker, Gotha7.3 
 9. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.0 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Williams, Vechta7.9 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets7.1 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.2 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.3 
 5. Brazelton, NBC4.9 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.8 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 9. Barth, Heidelberg4.6 
 10. Barker, Jena4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Williams, Vechta2.8 
 2. Matthews, Ehingen2.7 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.3 
 4. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 5. Bynum, Chemnitz1.8 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.8 
 7. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.7 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz1.7 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.5 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.9 
 3. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.4 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 5. Lawson, Chemnitz1.3 
 6. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.1 
 7. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 8. Menck, Karlsruhe0.9 
 9. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 


Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 13

North

Dec. 23: Stahnsdorf - Recklinghausen 94-83
Dec. 22: Herten Lions - Wulfen 82-66
Jan. 22: BSW Sixers - Rist Wedel 76-82
Jan. 6: Oldenburg - Hannover 71-84
Jan. 5: MTV Wolfenbuettel - SU Medien 69-80
Jan. 5: Dorsten - Schwelm 63-83

South

Jan. 5: Leitershofen - Weissenhorn 89-81
Dec. 23: Langen - Hanau 77-61
Jan. 5: Dragons - TSV Troester 72-66
Dec. 23: Konstanz - Dresden 71-91
Dec. 23: Licher Baeren - Noerdlingen 59-74
Jan. 6: Fraport SKY II - Bayer Giants 107-67


John Patrick Headed To The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


According to www.sportando.net, Beko BBL team Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg arent wasting anytime after the dismissal of American head coach Steven Key and will name John Patrick head coach. Patrick coached the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg to the semi finals last season upsetting Alba Berlin in the playoffs 3-1, but over the summer both sides parted ways. Since his dismissal, Patrick had been free and now has the chance to coach in the Beko BBL again. Patrick is no unknown coach in Germany as he brought BG Goettingen to new heights leading the team into the Beko BBL in 2007 and then reaching the playoffs in three of four seasons. The pinnacle of his reign in Goettingen was winning the 2010 Eurochallenge only the third international title won by a German team in club play. Patrick also had success coaching in Japan leading Toyota Alvark (Japan-Superleague) to the Japanese JBL Superleague Championship.




BSW Sixers Name Tino Stumpf Head Coach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO B team BSW Sixers have named Timo Stumpf head coach. The team currently is in eighth place with a record of 5-8 in the PRO B north.e German had been working with the Sixers and MBC NBBL teams and now is head coach again. "We were looking for an internal solution and are happy that we could come together with Tino Stumpf", stressed Sixers team manager Maik Leuschner. Stumpf is no unknown basketball coach in Germany as he has coached teams like Science City Jena and BG Karlsruhe. "I have had good expereinces with the Sixers basketball family and we both have the same concepts and goals. I feel that this is a playoff team. We dont want to be in the playdowns area. The playoffs are fun and should be rewarded for our effort. This is our goal and it needs hard work", stressed Tino Stumpf.

Source: BSW Sixers





Zach Peacock Leads The Fraport Skyliners To 11th Win In A Row In Giessen 79-59 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

For most Beko BBL teams going to the Stechert arena in Bamberg to getting 40 minutes of torturing basketball from the Brose Baskets Bamberg is as difficult as seeing singer Miley Cyrus with her short Justin Bieber cut, Lindsay Lohan going from an aspiring young actress to living in the tabloids with absurb stories like clogging toilets at movie sets, or ex Terminator cute kid Edward Furlong being accused of hitting his girlfriend in a domestic violence attack. Not only is it tough to play in Bamberg, but also in Giessen where the fans can be as hostel as a hungry lion who has just had his super snatched away. Many teams are able to depart the Ost Halle in Giessen with a victory on account of their better talent and decision making in crunch time, but there are seldom teams that have had such an amazing run like the Fraport Skyliners have had recently. The last time that the Frankfurt Skyliners left the living room of mascot Fabius as losers was 121 months ago on December 7th, 2002 as guys like Kai Nurnberger, ex Orlando Magic Mario Kasun and ex German national player Robert Maras were still roaming the floor with the Skyliners. In the last 10 wins for the Fraport Skyliners, it wasnt always a team effort that got the win, but there were always certain players that stepped up on a big basis creating their own magic getting the team over the hump. Who could forget ex NBA player Desmond Ferguson dropping seven three pointers in a win in 2005 or Alex King having one of his best games as a Skyliner netting 13 points in 2008 or current Skyliner captain Marius Nolte who used his special force last season in Giessen in crunch time to help secure the win with big plays or Skyliner legend Pascal Roller winning a game with 13 seconds to play in 2010 with free throws in a 69-68 win. The Fraport Skyliners were looking for their 11th win in a row in Giessen and were as focused to keep the streak alive as Mr Gangnam style Psy is when he performs, the way Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson motors down the field or how FC Bayern Munich soccer team is playing at the moment to win the triple as they won comfortably 79-59 to move to 16th place in the standings. It was the fourth win in a row for Skyliner captain Marius Nolte who had no real explanation for the domination just looking into the Giessen air. I always feel good playing here. We have always played interesting games here where there was a lot of fight from both teams. I think possibly the dominance lies in the Giessen air, smiled Marius Nolte. Skyliner guard Ted Scott had another strong performance netting 16 points with the only thing missing was a holster and pistol, but he was amazed at the rivalry atmosphere in the Osthalle. I knew coming into the game about this big rivalry and how important the game was. I remember back at West Virginia State that we also had intense games against our rival Alderson. The atmosphere was intense here and with the gym being so small, it felt like fans were on your shoulders. I was impressed how the Giessen fans stuck behind their team, added Ted Scott. Sometimes math plays a factor, but sometimes it just takes longer for reality to set in. Giessen-Frankfurt is a very strong rivalry. I remember winning here with Frankfurt and Ludwigsburg. Mathematically the odds keep getting bigger that a team will finally win after so many loses, commented basketball expert Steven Clauss. After their 11th loss in a row, the odds will be even be bigger next season that they will win again if the team is still in the Beko BBL.

Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Tech) returned back to Giessen, the stomping ground in his rookie season. Now in his third year as a professional, he had a short road trip of 65 kilometers from Frankfurt and had no nervousness coming into the game, but got going early and never let up finishing the game with 23 points shooting 64% from the field, grabbing nine rebounds and getting two steals. Peacock who recently stated in an interview that he likes to visit pet stores to see piranha live their life in the fish bowl treated his ex team as if they had had them for dinner, but felt that his performance had nothing to do with extra motivation. I knew how important this game was and I just prepared myself very well for this game which might have showed my extra motivation on the court. I credit my game to my teammates who made it easy for me to score. They set screens and got me the ball. I had the easy part of scoring. Me visiting piranhas at the pet store has nothing to do with what I do on the court, but if you want to describe me having my opponent to eat then go ahead, joked Zachery Peacock. Teammate Ted Scott was impressed again by the strong game of Peacock and knew the worth of this game. Zach is usually quiet, but he explained this is a big rival and the way he said I knew that he didnt need to say more. He played a heck of a game, shot well, and controlled the boards, stressed Ted Scott. The LTi Giessen 46ers had no way of stopping and Peacock and gained another shred of respect from his opponent. I played against Zach when he played at Georgia tech and I was at Charlotte. He really hurt us with his quickness. He is a big four that plays the five. He was automatic from 15 feet out, explained North Carolina native Dijuan Harris.

The Fraport Skyliners won their second game out of their last three games and continue to gain more and more self confidence which will be important for another big road game next weekend in Weissenfels. The Fraport Skyliners once again showed that playing hard edged defense is the key to success as they never allowed the LTi Giessen 46ers to get a rhythm and as a result their offense was fueled as they shot very well for most phases of the game. I think key was that we controlled the boards and Quantez Robertson did a good job on Ryan Brooks. It is obvious that you cant control both a Brooks and Prowell as he got hot in the second half, added Fraport Skyliner guard Ted Scott. The hard times keep to continue for the LTi Giessen 46ers as they lost their fifth game out of their last seven games and continue to rot in the Beko BBL cellar. On top of their poor play, the future of the team is uncertain as the team could be history faster than Ted Scott can inhale a Hersey bar. Agents were seen talking with players after the game as some are already looking for a new team. On the court, the LTI Giessen 46ers stayed with the Fraport Skyliners until a 9-2 run at the end and never recovered playing catch up basketball until the end trailing by as much as 27 points. The Skyliners out hustled, out manned and outplayed us. I dont think that they really did anything special. They ran their offense and executed and we couldnt get them out of what they do well. They got us out of our offense and it made us look like we were playing selfish, expressed Giessen guard Dijuan Harris.

Some interesting things seen before the game in warm ups was Dion Dowell hitting nine three pointers from the corner, but during the game he remained scoreless. Skyliner assistant coach Klaus Perwass had a long chat with Giessen head coach Mathias Fischer, Quantez Robertson and Laquan Prowell had a long chat possibly catching up on the good old days at Auburn (NCAA) where they were teammates and Danilo Barthel and Oskar Fassler also had basketball talk on their minds. When the game finally did start, the fans saw a very energetic game that had six lead changes until the Fraport Skyliners went on a 9-2 run to get momentum in the game. Devin Gibson gave the Fraport Skyliners the lead with a lay in, but the LTi Giessen 46ers took the lead with a Achmadschah Zazai three pointer who is more known for creating havoc with his penetration game. Zachery Peacock then got going hitting three of his first four shots as the Fraport Skyliners led 8-5. Prowell then hit a jumper cutting the Frankfurt lead to 8-7. Both teams were very nervous and werent being calm. Both teams were wild and playing quick doesnt mean one should play wild, stressed basketball expert Steven Clauss. The Fraport Skyliners then closed out the first quarter with a 9-2 run to lead soundly 17-9. The Fraport Skyliners got versatile production form many hands as Super Tez hit a three pointer, Dawan Robinson scored inside, Peacock hit free throws and Gibson made a beautiful lay up over Jasmin Perkovic. Giessen had nine turnovers which is way too much.. They were very nervous, but playing with a lot of fight. The Skyliners were defending well and very aggressive, stated Steven Clauss. Both teams were very nervous. Frankfurt did a good job with much trappings and got easy buckets, added Dijuan Harris. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 37% from the field and 14% from outside while the LTi Giessen 46ers were shooting 33% from the field and 50% from outside. Frankfurt had the 11-9 rebound edge and four trunovers while Giessen had nine turnovers.

The LTI Giessen 46ers got a huge push from American Dijuan Harris in the first minutes of the second quarter as he did his best Devin Gibson impression by getting two buckets inside with one a give and go with Perkovic as Giessen trailed only 19-13. Harris would leave the game shortly after as he injured his shoulder. Marius Nolte then made a pretty side step past Perkovic with a lay up as Frankfurt led 21-13. Giessen stayed on the back door of the Skyliners getting big points from big men Perkovic and a three pointer from 1996 NCAA finalist with Syracuse Elvir Ovcina trailing only 23-18. However the Fraport Skyliners then broke the game open with a 12-0 run to lead 35-18 which broke the back of Giessen early and they could never recover. Quantez Robertsons cored three consecutive baskets dropping a three pointer, then getting a steal and getting the lay in and then getting an ally-op pass from Ted Scott banking it in off the galss. Scott then nailed a shot from downtown and Peacock scored inside. Giessen was unable to break the Skyliners rhythm. Frankfurt was playing great help defense and getting in the passing lanes, added Steven Clauss. The Fraport Skyliners continued to be very consistent on offense as Peacock got to the foul line and Robinson scored inside. German Danilo Barthel had been present, but not as visible, but then all of a sudden he made a flight in the direction of the basket and slammed home a blistering dunk as the Bonn dunk over Patrick Ewing jr became very visible again. Frankfurt led 42-23 and the German was on the minds of all again with his basketball artistry. The dunk of Danilo was better than my dunk, but I think his dunk against Bonn was still better because he dunked over Ewing there, smiled Quantez Robertson. It is amazing how good Danilo is for his age. You always have to expect him to bring something like that in a game, warned Ted Scott. Ovcina and Peacock then traded baskets as Frankfurt still led 44-25. Zazi then got to the free throw line twice and Ted Scott ended the second quarter with a hard shot form the wing with a tough angle as the Fraport Skyliners led 48-29. Frankfurt broke open the game with 31 points. Giessen had problems on defense and had 12 less shots than Frankfurt. It is tough to get back into the agme when you have 12 less shots and Frankfurt is hitting well, added Steven Clauss. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 53% from the field and 27% from the three point line while the LTi Giessen 46ers were shooting 41% from the field and 33% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 18-16 rebound edge. Giessen had 11 turnovers and Frankfurt only five turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners were able to keep their commanding lead in the third quarter as Zachery Peacock hit two jumpers as the Fraport Skyliners led 52-30. Giessen then managed a 4-0 run with Brooks free throws and a Prowell lay in over Dion Dowell. Giessen then tried to slow the game down by going to zone, but it didnt slow up Ted Scott as he hit a three pointer. Giessen then went on a 6-2 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 57-40. Zazi made a free throw, Brooks who had been very quiet a pull up jumper and Prowell free throws. Even the insertion of little used Andreas Buechert who scored twice in the zone and was a presence inside didnt help Giessen slow down Frankfurt anymore as Frankfurt ended the third quarter with a 9-2 run as Scott nailed a three pointer, free throw, Gibson jumper and Gibson fed Super Tez with a no look pass that the American slammed home with authority. After three quarters not much changed in the score as the Fraport Skyliners still led easily 68-42. Giessen continued to shoot very poorly from outside. Brooks was kept in check and Giessen was giving up too many points, added Steven Clauss. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 54% from the field and 31% from the parking lot while the LTi Giessen 46ers were shooting 36% from the field and 18% from the parking lot. Frankfurt led the rebound duel 30-22, but had 12 turnovers while Giessen had 11 turnovers.

With such a huge lead, The Fraport Skyliners were able to digest four minutes of nos coring and a 8-0 run by the LTi Giessen 46ers to start the fourth quarter cutting the Skyliners lead to 68-50. Prowell got hot hitting two consecutive three pointers and Winthrop (NCAA) alumnist Buechert made a pretty reverse lay up. Scoring was put a bit on the back burner in the last quarter as Giessen was without their American point guard Dijuan Harris and gave more minutes to little used 19 year old German Jonas Weiser. After a Scott three pointer, it was Prowell again that hit his third three pointer of the quarter as Giessen still trailed 71-53. Frankfurt with a big lead just did enough on offense to keep getting points to keep their big lead at ease. American guard Dawan Robinson that was a spark again in his third game made an off balance shot and then a huge dunk as Gibson dove for a lose ball and while on the floor made a blind pass behind his head catching Robinson on the go. Robinson played like a veteran and had a great feel for the game. He was a big factor in the game. He calmed the game down and when a team has a catalyst like him, he makes every ones job around him easier, stressed Dijuan Harris. Little used Robin Pflugler also scored and Devin Gibson scored again inside. Brooks was able to score in double figures for the game as he connected on his last shot as the game ended. We let Frankfurt play their style and not ours. We had a good mood before the game, but everything went wrong in the game. They defended very well and seemed to know all of our plays. They did a good job defending our pick and role, stressed Andreas Buechert. We played good defense. We did a good job on their two quick point guards, added Ted Scott.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Zach peacock with 23 points and nine rebounds. Ted Scott added 16 points as did Dawan Robinson. Quantez Robertson had 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks. The LTi Giessen 46ers were led by Laquan Prowell with 19 points. Ryan Brooks contributed 10 points. The Fraport Skyliners did a super job on the boards with 40 rebounds which hasnt been their strong point this season and dominated the points in the paint with 38-28. Just like last season, the key to success is through their defense. After averaging giving up 94 points in the losses to Hagen and Tuebingen, the Fraport Sklyiners are back to their strong defensive play as they have let up only 63 points in the last three games against BBC Bayreuth, FC Bayern Munich and Giessen. Our biggest strength on defense was the pick and role. We also got big bodies in the lane not letting them get in the lane, added Zachery Peacock. The most interesting quote of the night was from Andreas Buechert who compared the Skyliners style to Phoenix Hagen. It seems like they changed their style. They played a lot of up and down like street ball, stressed Andreas Buechert. Dijaun Harris didnt see the same way as Buechert. Phoenix Hagen just want to score much. The Sklyiners style is that their defense forces many turnovers and that is why they could run a lot, said Dijuan Harris. The Fraport Skyliners meet MBC January 12th.




Brian Harper (TBB Trier) We Got Back To Playing Our Type Of Basketball - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brian Harper (206-F/G-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Paine) is a 27 year old 206cm forward that is commencing his first season in Germany in the Beko BBL for TBB Trier. He started off playing guard at 6'5" at Paine and grew to 6'10" and never changing positions. Brian's a smooth shooting wing with explosive athleticism. He has tremendous lateral movement with a wing span of 7'4". Brian is a talented ball handler. He adds an extra advantage as he utilizes his size to rebound over smaller defenders. He played at Paine (NCAA2) from 2003-2007. He turned professional in 2007 and played for Gimle BBK Bergen (Norway-1Div., starting five): 15 games: Score-3 (25.1ppg), 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 21.5%, FT: 66.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for KCC Egis (Korea-KBL, starting five): Korean League: 9 games: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 76.7%; released in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.6rpg; in March '09 signed at Reno Bighorns (D-League): 5 games: 1.2ppg. In the last three years, he played in Japan for Toyama Grouses (Japan-BJ League) playing a total of 102 games. Last season, he played 49 games: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 61.3%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn

TBB Trier snapped a three game losing streak right before the new year against MBC with a win. What things did the team improve on in that win looking back on the three game losing streak?

I think we just got back to playing our type of basketball . We did a better job of executing on defense and that allowed us to get the must needed win.


TBB Trier is known as being a hard edged defensive team, but also showed their offensive qualities against MBC having five players in double figures. How important is it for guys like Monninghoff and Chikoko to continue to be consistent in the minutes they play especially in the scoring department?

I feel like we have a lot of guys that can be productive on the offensive end of the court and when guys like Monninghoff and Chikoko put up good numbers it just makes us a more dangerous team.

The next game is against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. What has been your impression of this team this season?

They are a very talented team and always seem to be well prepared I am looking forward to a good game.

Bonn have lost Patrick Ewing jr at the four and Marquis Blakley failed the physical. Now you might have to square off against impressive rookie Kyle Weems. Do you ever do your own video on player opponents or do you just pick up on everything in team video?

I always watch extra game film on my own. It gives me the opportunity to get a better feel of what a team likes to do and a chance to watch my particular match-up.

An interesting duel could be Barry Stewart and Robert Vaden two guys that know how to score. Could keeping one or the other in check be key to getting the win?

Like you said both guys are really good scorers and I'm sure that both teams feel that whoever can slow the other team down more will win the game.

The Los Angeles Clippers have been impressive with a record of 25-9. Where could their journey end this season in the NBA?

They have been playing some great basketball but the western conference is so strong that I think their season will probably end in the first or second round of the playoffs. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't be surprised if they went deeper they aren't short on the talent.

How did you enjoy your first New Years Eve in Europe? Were you surprised how focused Germans are when celebrating the new year?

My fiance and I loved it. The Germans know how to bring in the New Year !

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Looper

Thanks Brian for the chat.




Steven Key fired as Ludwigsburg head coach - by Moritz Korff

BBL team Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg has sacked head coach Steven Key following a 73-78 loss to Tuebingen on Saturday. The Ludwigsburg team is currently sitting in 17th place of the standings of the Basketball Bundesliga and won only five of twelve games played so far this season. Key started his Ludwigsburg tenure in 2011 as a coach assistant and was promoted to the head coaching job after the club had parted ways with Markus Jochum.
The club will unveil the name of the newhead coach on Monday.



Stumpf appointed BSW Sixers head coach - by Moritz Korff

The BSW Sixers (2. Bundesliga Pro B) announced on their website the hiring of Tino Stumpf as their new head coach. 37-year-old Stumpf already coached the Sixers in their last game in 2012, shortly after the team had parted company with Stephen Arigbabu. The Jena native started the season at the helm of NBBL team MBC Junior Sixers.
Meanwhile, the Sixers let go Paul Muensinger (196-F-91) who asked to opt out of his contract and might transfer to 1. Regionalliga side Aschersleben, according to the BSW website. The Sixers also waived Theron Jenkins (198-F, college: N.Alabama) who played only four Pro B games for the team. "We have not made any decision concerning that open spot", Coach Stumpf stated.



German ProB round 13 best performance: Johannes Voigtmann - by Eurobasket News

Center Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92, agency: Limelight Hoops) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Fraport SKY II, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 20-year old player had a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds, while his team outclassed Bayer Giants (#7, 6-7) with 40-point margin 107-67. Fraport SKY II is placed at 5th position in German ProB. Fraport SKY II is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-6 record. In the team's last game Voigtmann had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Fraport SKY II's top player in his first season with the team. Johannes Voigtmann averages this season 12.7ppg and 8.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Andrew Jones (191-SG-83) of Dresden. Jones had a very good evening with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Dresden to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Konstanz (#11, 3-10) 91-71. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in South. Dresden keeps 9th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Jones is a newcomer at Dresden, but is already one of team's top players. Former Miles College star Jones 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 guard Till-Joscha Joenke (190-PG-92) of league's second-best Weissenhorn. Joenke got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . Despite Joenke's great performance Weissenhorn lost 81-89 to the lower-ranked Leitershofen (#10, 5-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Weissenhorn needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in South. Their record is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Joenke has a very solid season. In 13 games in Germany he scored 18.2ppg. He also has 6.8rpg and 3.6apg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Haucke (210-C-85) of Stahnsdorf - 15 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jason Boucher (180-G-80) of Dresden - 26 points and 4 assists
6. Julius Coles (193-SG-89) of Schwelm - 26 points and 3 rebounds
7. Howard Sant-Roos (200-SF-91) of SU Medien - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Geddes Robinson (195-PF-87) of Dragons - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nate Gerwig (206-F/C-83) of BSW Sixers - 19 points and 9 rebounds
10. Sebastian Schroter (207-PF-83) of Schwelm - 20 points and 10 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)



BBL Round 17: Bayern Muenchen beats ratiopharm Ulm by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

BBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 17 rounds left.

The most exciting game of round 17 in the BBL took place in Muenchen. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed ratiopharm Ulm (11-6) to sixth ranked Bayern Muenchen (11-6) 80-78 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ratiopharm Ulm. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. International Robin Benzing (209-89) contributed with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) answered with 17 points for ratiopharm Ulm. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ratiopharm. Bayern Muenchen is looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#16) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen and is hoping to win this game.
BBL top team - Brose Bask. (14-2) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat twelfth ranked BBC Bayreuth (7-10) in Bamberg 85-74. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) stepped up and scored 18 points for the winners and Maik Zirbes chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican guard Kevin Hamilton (193-84, college: Holy Cross) responded with 13 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Brose Bask.. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-2 record. BBC Bayreuth at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with ten games lost. They share it with MBC. Brose Bask. will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBC Bayreuth will play against Telekom Baskets in Bonn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between TBB Trier (9-8) and Telekom Baskets (7-9), which took place in Bonn. Higher ranked TBB Trier lost to fourteenth ranked Telekom Baskets in a road game 76-90 on Sunday. Benas Veikalas nailed 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Nate Linhart came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for TBB Trier in the defeat. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with s.Oliver Baskets. Loser TBB Trier keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Telekom Baskets will meet BBC Bayreuth (#13) on the road in the next round. TBB Trier will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) and hope to secure a win.
Another upset was a game between s Oliver Baskets (7-9) and Mitteldeutscher BC (7-10), which took place in Weissenfels. 11th ranked s Oliver Baskets lost to fourteenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC in a road game 66-80. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Devin Uskoski who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Mitteldeutscher BC moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Bayreuth. s Oliver Baskets at the other side keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC's next round opponent will be again higher ranked s Oliver Baskets (#11) in Wuerzburg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Another upset was a game between Artland Dragons (10-7) and Phoenix Hagen (8-9), which took place in Quakenbrueck. Higher ranked Artland Dragons lost at home to eleventh ranked Phoenix Hagen 93-104 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. Davin White orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Artland Dragons' coach let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Walter Tigers and Bremerhaven. Loser Artland Dragons keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Phoenix Hagen will face league's second-placed EWE Baskets in Oldenburg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: NY Phantoms were smashed by ALBA on the road 80-58. Bottom-ranked LTi 46ers were destroyed by Fraport SKY on its own court 59-79. Walter Tigers managed to outperform Neckar L'burg in Tuebingen 78-73.


Telekom Baskets - TBB Trier 90-76

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between TBB Trier (9-8) and Telekom Baskets (7-9), which took place in Bonn. Higher ranked TBB Trier lost to fourteenth ranked Telekom Baskets in a road game 76-90 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. TBB Trier managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Telekom Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by TBB Trier's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Telekom Baskets made 7 blocks. Lithuanian guard Benas Veikalas (192-83, college: Metro St.) nailed 22 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) accounted for 0 points and 16 assists. American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for TBB Trier in the defeat. Five TBB Trier players scored in double figures. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Telekom Baskets moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with s.Oliver Baskets. Loser TBB Trier keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Telekom Baskets will meet BBC Bayreuth (#13) on the road in the next round. TBB Trier will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
TBB Trier: N.Linhart 16+10reb, B.Harper 12+5reb+1ast, A.Seiferth 12+4reb+1ast, J.Howell 12+2reb+2ast, B.Stewart 10+2reb+1ast, J.Bucknor 10+2reb
Telekom Baskets: B.Veikalas 22+2reb, D.McCray 15+3reb, K.Weems 15+3reb, C.Ensminger 10+1ast, R.Vaden 9+4reb+1ast, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 8+9reb+2ast
gschID: 183958


ALBA - NY Phantoms 80-58

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked ALBA Berlin (11-5) crushed at home 15th ranked New Yorker Phantoms (6-11) 80-58 on Sunday. The game without a history. ALBA Berlin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. ALBA Berlin outrebounded New Yorker Phantoms 32-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). The former international center Yassin Idbihi (209-83, college: Buffalo) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. International point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) answered with 12 points and 4 assists and Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) added 12 points in the effort for New Yorker Phantoms. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. ALBA Berlin moved-up to third place. New Yorker Phantoms lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 11 games lost. ALBA Berlin will face Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#15) in Frankfurt in the next round which should be another easy win for them. New Yorker Phantoms will play at home against Bayern Muenchen.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: H.NaNa 12+3reb, T.McFadden 12+2reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 12+4reb+4ast, E.Boateng 8+5reb, I.McElroy 7+5reb+1ast, J.Anderson 6
ALBA: N.Djedovic 19+5reb+2ast, Y.Idbihi 17+4reb, D.Thompson 11+5reb, H.Schaffartzik 8+4reb+4ast, J.Foster 8+6reb+4ast, Z.Morley 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183957


MBC - s.Oliver Baskets 80-66

Another upset was a game between s Oliver Baskets (7-9) and Mitteldeutscher BC (7-10), which took place in Weissenfels. 11th ranked s Oliver Baskets lost to fourteenth ranked Mitteldeutscher BC in a road game 66-80. s Oliver Baskets were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 46-30 second half run of Mitteldeutscher BC. 29 personal fouls committed by s Oliver Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was forward Devin Uskoski (201-85, college: Rocky Mountain) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Jimmy McKinney (192-83, college: Missouri) added 12 points respectively for the guests. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Bayreuth. s Oliver Baskets at the other side keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC's next round opponent will be again higher ranked s Oliver Baskets (#11) in Wuerzburg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: C.Pigram 13+1reb+2ast, J.McKinney 12+4reb+1ast, D.Anderson 11+10reb+1ast, C.McNaughton 10+3reb, L.McIntosh 9+1ast, M.Stuckey 6+1ast
MBC: D.Uskoski 22+8reb+1ast, C.Timberlake 13+3reb+4ast, K.Beidler 11+6reb+2ast, M.Curry 8+1reb+3ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 8+3reb+2ast, D.Pantelic 6+3reb
gschID: 183955


B.Muenchen - Ratiopharm 80-78

The most exciting game of round 17 in the BBL took place in Muenchen. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed ratiopharm Ulm (11-6) to sixth ranked Bayern Muenchen (11-6) 80-78 in the game for the fourth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ratiopharm Ulm. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. International Robin Benzing (209-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) answered with 17 points and the other American import center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) added 5 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for ratiopharm Ulm. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ratiopharm. Bayern Muenchen is looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#16) in Braunschweig in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: A.Ray 17+3reb+2ast, L.Jeter 15+2reb+2ast, P.Schwethelm 11+5reb+3ast, P.Guenther 10+3reb, S.Betz 7+3reb, J.Bryant 5+10reb+4ast
B.Muenchen: J.Homan 20+8reb+2ast, C.Troutman 17+3reb+2ast, B.Thomas 16+3reb+2ast, R.Benzing 14+13reb+1ast, Y.Halperin 5+1reb+1ast, S.Hamann 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 183951


LTi 46ers - Fraport SKY 59-79

Rather expected game when 18th ranked LTi 46ers (4-13) were smashed by sixteenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (6-11) in Giessen 79-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Deutsche Bank Skyliners. LTi 46ers was better in fourth quarter 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated also this game. Forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) contributed with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Robertson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) answered with 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for LTi 46ers. LTi 46ers' coach Matthias Fischer let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with NY Phantoms. LTi 46ers lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will face higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. LTi 46ers will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#5).
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: L.Prowell 19+3reb+2ast, R.Brooks 10+5reb+2ast, A.Zazai 8+3reb+2ast, E.Ovcina 7+4reb+2ast, A.Buechert 6+3reb, J.Perkovic 2+4ast
Fraport SKY: Z.Peacock 23+9reb, D.Robinson 16+2reb+2ast, T.Scott 16+2reb+2ast, Q.Robertson 10+8reb+5ast, D.Gibson 8+6reb+3ast, D.Barthel 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 183956


Brose Bask. - Bayreuth 85-74

BBL top team - Brose Bask. (14-2) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat twelfth ranked BBC Bayreuth (7-10) in Bamberg 85-74. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Bask.. BBC Bayreuth was better in third quarter 28-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 32-of-39 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while BBC Bayreuth only scored eleven points from the stripe. It was a great shooting night for Brose Bask. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. BBC Bayreuth was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) stepped up and scored 18 points for the winners and the former international center Maik Zirbes (208-90) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican guard Kevin Hamilton (193-84, college: Holy Cross) responded with 13 points and 5 assists and American center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Brose Bask. and four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Brose Bask.. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-2 record. BBC Bayreuth at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with ten games lost. They share it with MBC. Brose Bask. will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBC Bayreuth will play against Telekom Baskets in Bonn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: B.Bailey 18+1ast, G.McGhee 14+7reb, K.Hamilton 13+4reb+5ast, N.Simon 12+1reb+2ast, J.Cain 9+1reb+2ast, S.Schmitz 6+1reb
Brose Bask.: C.Jacobsen 18+1reb+3ast, A.Gavel 13+1reb+1ast, T.Gipson 11+1reb+2ast, M.Zirbes 11+7reb+1ast, J.Goldsberry 11+4reb+3ast, A.James Ogilvy 10+5reb
gschID: 183953


Neckar L'burg - Walter Tigers 73-78

Rather predictable result when twelfth ranked Walter Tigers (8-9) won against on the road 16th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (5-12) 78-73 on Saturday. EnBW Ludwigsburg was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American players dominated also this game. Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds. Center Kenny Frease (213-89, college: Xavier) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and guard Kammron Taylor (188-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) added 16 points in the effort for EnBW Ludwigsburg. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Walter Tigers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bremerhaven and Phoenix Hagen. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg dropped to the seventeenth position with 12 games lost. Walter Tigers will face higher ranked Artland Dragons (#6) in Quakenbrueck in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play on the road against TBB Trier (#7).
Top scorers:
Neckar L'burg: K.Taylor 16+2reb+3ast, D.Jackson 15+2reb+1ast, J.Turek 15+8reb+3ast, L.Staiger 12+2reb+1ast, I.Elliott 7+6reb+2ast, W.Bernard 5+3reb+2ast
Walter Tigers: K.Frease 20+4reb, R.Redding 18+8reb+3ast, V.Duggins 17+3reb+3ast, T.Nash 10+4reb+2ast, J.Lischka 8+3reb, J.Young 3+4reb+4ast
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Art.Dragons - Phoenix Hagen 93-104

Another upset was a game between Artland Dragons (10-7) and Phoenix Hagen (8-9), which took place in Quakenbrueck. Higher ranked Artland Dragons lost at home to eleventh ranked Phoenix Hagen 93-104 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. The game was mostly controlled by Phoenix Hagen. Artland Dragons was better in fourth quarter 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Phoenix Hagen made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. American guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) answered with 20 points and 5 assists and American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) added 25 points in the effort for Artland Dragons. Five Phoenix Hagen and four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. Artland Dragons' coach let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Walter Tigers and Bremerhaven. Loser Artland Dragons keep the sixth position with seven games lost. Phoenix Hagen will face league's second-placed EWE Baskets in Oldenburg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: A.King 25+2reb+1ast, M.Haynes 20+3reb+5ast, R.Gomes 13+8reb+1ast, D.Mallet 11+3reb+1ast, B.Taylor 9+2reb+3ast, G.Gruenheid 7+8reb+1ast
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 22+5reb+6ast, L.Gordon 18+6reb+1ast, D.Gregory 15+6reb+1ast, M.Dorris 15+4reb+2ast, A.Hess 10+4reb+1ast, D.Bell 10+4ast
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Homan's 20 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

29-year old center Jared Homan (206-C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for B.Muenchen and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and two assists for B.Muenchen in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Ratiopharm (11-6) 80-78. B.Muenchen is placed at 4th position in German league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. B.Muenchen will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. It's Homan's second year at B.Muenchen and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Jared Homan averages this season 11.3ppg and 5.8rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Devin Uskoski (201-F-85) of MBC. He is American forward in his first season at MBC. In the last game Uskoski recorded impressive 22 points and 8 rebounds. Of course he lead MBC to another comfortable win 80-66 over the higher-ranked s.Oliver Baskets (#11, 7-9) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. MBC keeps 14th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Uskoski is a newcomer at MBC and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Zachery Peacock (203-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports) of Fraport SKY (#15). Peacock scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Fraport SKY, leading his team to a 79-59 easy win against the lower-ranked LTi 46ers (#18, 4-13). The chances of Fraport SKY not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Peacock could try to bring Fraport SKY's a little bit higher in the standings. Peacock has individually a great season in Germany. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Davin White (186-G-81) of Phoenix Hagen - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Reggie Redding (196-SF-88) of Walter Tigers - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90) of ALBA - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Anthony King (206-F/C-85) of Art.Dragons - 25 points and 2 rebounds
8. Dino Gregory (200-F-89) of Phoenix Hagen - 15 points and 6 rebounds
9. Larry Gordon (196-F-87) of Phoenix Hagen - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Jared Jordan (188-PG-84) of Telekom Baskets - 4 rebounds and 16 assists

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



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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 6: Panathinaikos - Apollon Patras 91-60
Jan. 6: AGOR - KAOD 88-75
Jan. 5: Panionios - PAOK 82-68
Jan. 6: Panelefsiniakos - Olympiacos 76-94
Jan. 5: Kolossos - Kavala 72-86
Jan. 5: Aris - Peristeri GS 70-46
Jan. 5: Ilysiakos - Ikaros 66-64

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 12: Kavala - Aris
Jan. 12: Kolossos - Panathinaikos
Jan. 12: Peristeri GS - AGOR
Jan. 12: KAOD - Ilysiakos
Jan. 12: Ikaros - Panelefsiniakos
Jan. 12: Olympiacos - Panionios
Jan. 12: PAOK - Apollon Patras


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Pappas, Panionios20.2 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros18.6 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala18.3 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.2 
 5. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 6. McGrath, PA.15.2 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.14.8 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros14.4 
 9. Papanikolopo., Pan.13.5 
 10. Grant, Apollon13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.4 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.6 
 3. Michel, KAOD7.1 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios6.9 
 5. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.8 
 6. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.7 
 7. Vrkic, Ikaros6.6 
 8. Haritopoulos, PAOK6.5 
 9. Kanonidis, Periste.6.5 
 10. Lasme, Panathin.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.4.8 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.7 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.4.4 
 5. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.4 
 6. Grundy, Kavala4.2 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos4.0 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.6 
 9. McGrath, PA.3.5 
 10. Sloukas, Olympiac.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.3 
 4. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 5. Petway, AGOR1.9 
 6. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.7 
 7. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 8. Knowles, KAOD1.6 
 9. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.5 
 10. McCollum, Apollo.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Petway, AGOR2.6 
 2. Coleman, Kavala2.0 
 3. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.5 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.3 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK1.1 
 8. Powell, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Turner, Apollon0.9 
 10. Charissis, Aris0.8 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 5: OFI - Niki Volou 93-87
Jan. 5: Pagrati - Nea Kifisia 89-80
Jan. 5: Trikalla - Ikaroi Serron 89-78
Jan. 5: Lavrio - Koroivos 79-86
Jan. 5: Agia Paraskevis - Doxa Lefkadas 74-62
Jan. 5: Irakleio - Arkadikos 64-67
Jan. 5: Filathlitikos - Ermis Lagkada 107-66

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 12: Ikaroi Serron - Pagrati
Jan. 12: Trikalla - Irakleio
Jan. 12: Nea Kifisia - Lavrio
Jan. 12: Koroivos - Filathlitikos
Jan. 12: Ermis Lagkada - Agia Paraskevis
Jan. 12: Doxa Lefkadas - OFI
Jan. 12: Niki Volou - Arkadikos


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.21.1 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.5 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.19.3 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.9 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio18.1 
 6. Kitsoulis, OFI17.5 
 7. Vranjes, Pagrati17.2 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.17.1 
 9. Moschovitis, Nea K.15.5 
 10. Gizogiannis, Arka.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savvas MANOUSOS
  Doxa L.
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Manousos, Doxa L.8.7 
 2. Noeas, Koroivos8.6 
 3. Cubrilo, Arkadikos8.5 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.5 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.1 
 6. Doychinov, OFI7.6 
 7. Papachristos, Trik.7.4 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.6.8 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio6.8 
 10. Koutroulias, Pagr.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos GIKAS
  Filathlitikos
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.9 
 2. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.4 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos5.3 
 4. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.2 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos4.2 
 6. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.5 
 8. Simeonidis, Ikaroi3.5 
 9. Cosic, Koroivos3.4 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.9 
 2. Vranjes, Pagrati2.3 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.2.3 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.1 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.1 
 6. Onasoglou, Ermis L.2.0 
 7. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.9 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.1.9 
 9. Sakellarakis, Irak.1.8 
 10. Adetokoubo, Filat.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.1.0 
 4. Charismidis, Trika.0.9 
 5. Sigounas, Arkadikos0.9 
 6. Pelkic, Irakleio0.8 
 7. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 
 8. Kakiouzis, Lavrio0.7 
 9. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.6 
 10. Anagnostopou., Er.0.6 


Div.B Standing

B Standings
North Group
 1. Iraklis 8-2 
 2. Filippos Veroias 7-3 
 3. Stratoni 7-3 
 4. Aias Evosmou 6-4 
 5. Marousi 6-4 
 6. Anatolia 6-5 
 7. Egaleo 5-5 
 8. Doxa Pefkon 5-6 
 9. Ionikos N.F. 4-6 
 10. Metamorfosi 4-6 
 11. Periko/Arhelaos 3-7 
 12. MENT 3-7 
 13. Ionikos Ionias 2-8 
South Group
 1. Psyhiko 9-1 
 2. AEK Athens 9-1 
 3. Panerythraikos 7-3 
 4. Amyntas Dafnis 6-4 
 5. Holargos 6-4 
 6. Aetos 6-4 
 7. Near East 5-5 
 8. Doukas 5-5 
 9. Enosi 4-6 
 10. Esperos Patras 4-7 
 11. Halkidas 3-8 
 12. Kronos AD 2-8 
 13. Perama Ermis 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 11

North

Jan. 5: Metamorfosi - MENT 84-75
Jan. 5: Anatolia - Marousi 77-73
Jan. 5: Filippos Veroias - Periko/Arhelaos 74-59
Jan. 5: Iraklis - Stratoni 73-56
Jan. 5: Egaleo - Ionikos Ionias 72-62
Jan. 5: Aias Evosmou - Doxa Pefkon 63-53

South

Jan. 5: AEK Athens - Holargos 88-85
Jan. 5: Amyntas Dafnis - Aetos 87-70
Jan. 5: Esperos Patras - Enosi 72-71
Jan. 5: Near East - Perama Ermis 69-56
Jan. 5: Halkidas - Psyhiko 62-66
Jan. 5: Kronos AD - Doukas 58-65

Regular Season: Round 12

North

Jan. 13: Marousi - Metamorfosi
Jan. 13: MENT - Filippos Veroias
Jan. 13: Periko/Arhelaos - Egaleo
Jan. 13: Ionikos Ionias - Iraklis
Jan. 13: Stratoni - Aias Evosmou
Jan. 13: Doxa Pefkon - Ionikos N.F.

South

Jan. 13: Enosi - Diagoras
Jan. 13: Doukas - AEK Athens
Jan. 13: Holargos - Halkidas
Jan. 13: Psyhiko - Amyntas Dafnis
Jan. 13: Aetos - Near East
Jan. 13: Perama Ermis - Panerythraikos


Printezis' 20 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's best team Olympiacos and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had the game-high 20 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Olympiacos in his team's victory, helping them to crush Panelefsiniakos (#14, 2-9) with 18-point margin 94-76. It allowed Olympiacos to consolidate first place in the Greek league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Olympiacos keeps perfect 11 -0 record. In the team's last game Printezis had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Olympiacos and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Printezis has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 14.8ppg) and averages solid 72.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was William Coleman (206-F-88) of Kavala. He is American forward in his first season at Kavala. In the last game Coleman recorded impressive 21 points and 5 rebounds. Of course he lead Kavala to another comfortable win 86-72 over the higher-ranked Kolossos (#9, 4-7) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Kavala managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 12th place. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Kavala managed to get this year. Coleman is a newcomer at Kavala and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Errick McCollum (185-PG-88, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) of Apollon Patras (#7). McCollum scored 22 points. Despite McCollum's great performance Apollon Patras lost 60-91 to the higher-ranked Panathinaikos (#2, 9-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Apollon Patras ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 6 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, McCollum could help Apollon Patras to bring them higher in the standings. McCollum has a very solid season. In 11 games in Greece he scored 13.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82) of Panathinaikos - 14 points and 4 rebounds
5. Brent Petway (204-F-85) of AGOR - 17 points and 6 rebounds
6. Zoran Vrkic (200-G-87) of Ikaros - 19 points and 8 rebounds
7. Marc Antonio Carter (191-G-85) of AGOR - 22 points and 4 rebounds
8. Nestoras Kommatos (203-F-77) of AGOR - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Landon Milbourne (201-F-87) of Panionios - 12 points and 10 rebounds
10. Aloysius Anagonye (203-F-81) of Ilysiakos - 13 points and 11 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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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 15-3 
 2. Leiden 14-4 
 3. Groningen 11-6 
 4. M.Magixx 11-7 
 5. Leeuwarden 10-8 
 6. Den Helder K. 10-8 
 7. Zwolle 9-9 
 8. Weert 6-12 
 9. Amsterdam 2-16 
 10. Rotterdam 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 6: Den Bosch - M.Magixx 94-60
Jan. 5: Leeuwarden - Zwolle 91-85
Jan. 5: Groningen - Den Helder K. 83-75
Jan. 6: Amsterdam - Rotterdam 80-60
Jan. 5: Weert - Leiden 65-63

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 10: Den Bosch - Zwolle
Jan. 12: Leiden - Amsterdam
Jan. 12: Den Helder K. - M.Magixx
Jan. 12: Weert - Den Bosch
Jan. 13: Leeuwarden - Rotterdam
Jan. 13: Zwolle - Groningen



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 5: Falco-Szova - PVSK Pannon 94-95
Jan. 6: Albacomp - Szedeak 93-84
Jan. 5: Marso NYKK - Kaposvari 84-75
Jan. 5: FS Debrecen - Jaszberenyi 58-79

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 12: Jaszberenyi - Szedeak
Jan. 12: Soproni - FS Debrecen
Jan. 12: Kaposvari - PVSK Pannon
Jan. 12: Atomeromu - Falco-Szova
Jan. 12: Kormend - Albacomp
Jan. 13: ZTE KK - Marso NYKK


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari21.5 
 2. Spica, Kaposvari21.3 
 3. Legion, PVSK P.21.3 
 4. Nelson, Marso N.21.1 
 5. Swanston, Kapos.20.8 
 6. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 7. Rakic, Jaszberenyi20.1 
 8. Wood, Albacomp20.1 
 9. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.9 
 10. Shaw, Kormend19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen10.0 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.10.0 
 3. Davis, Marso N.9.5 
 4. Simovic, ZTE K.8.9 
 5. Barovic, Soproni8.7 
 6. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.1 
 7. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 8. Markovic, Jaszbere.7.8 
 9. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.5 
 10. Keller, Albacomp7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.5 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.4 
 3. Thomas, Soproni6.1 
 4. Nelson, Marso N.6.0 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari5.4 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.4 
 7. Copeland, ZTE K.5.4 
 8. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.8 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari3.1 
 2. Nelson, Marso N.3.0 
 3. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 4. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 5. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.1 
 6. Davis, Marso N.2.0 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.9 
 8. Wise, Soproni1.8 
 9. Rujak, Kormend1.7 
 10. Mohacsi, Marso N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean CARTER
  FS Debrecen
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Carter, FS Debrecen1.3 
 2. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 3. Keller, Albacomp1.0 
 4. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.7 
 7. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 
 8. Simovic, ZTE K.0.6 
 9. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 
 10. Wise, Soproni0.6 



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Standings

IBA Standings
 1. Kankakee S. 13-1 
 2. Kenosha B. 10-6 
 3. Battle Creek K. 9-6 
 4. Rockford RD 8-7 
 5. St.Louis T. 7-8 
 6. Gary Splash 6-8 
 7. Holland Dream 4-9 
 8. Lansing C. 1-5 
 9. Springfield X. 0-3 
 10. Lake County S. 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 5: Kankakee S. - Kenosha B. 151-135
Jan. 5: Rockford RD - St.Louis T. 132-123
Jan. 6: Holland Dream - Gary Splash



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Euro news - by Siggi Hjorleifsson

Sweden.
Sundsvall Dragons got on a winning streak again by beating Solna Vikings 91-71
Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) with a huge game for Dragons, 20 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assist. Jakob Sigurdarson 14 points, 2 boards & 3 assist.
Norrkoping Dolphins 80 Uppsala 65. Pavel Ermolinskij 7 pts,10 boards & 11 assist.
Germany
MBC 80 Oliver Basket 66. Hordur Vilhjalmsson 8 points, 3 rebs, 2 assist for MBC
France
Angers BC 53. Soufel 82. Logi Gunnarsson 15 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assist for Angers
Spain.
Assignia Manresa 60 Cajasol 67 Haukur Palsson played 5 minutes for Manresa 2 rebounds & 1 assist
CAIZaragoza 79 Fuenlabrada 74. Jon Stefansson 2 points for CAI



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  IRELAND   

Standings - EBS Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. UCC Demons 11-2 
 2. UL Eagles 11-3 
 3. B.Gais Neptune 9-5 
 4. DCU Saints 7-6 
 5. Killester 5-10 
 6. Moycullen 4-8 
 7. Ballon Inter 3-9 
 8. UCD Marian 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 5: UCD Marian - UCC Demons 77-78
Jan. 5: B.Gais Neptune - Ballon Inter 77-65
Jan. 5: Moycullen - UL Eagles 73-91
Jan. 2: B.Gais Neptune - Killester 68-64
Jan. 5: DCU Saints - Killester 65-61

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 19: Killester - UCC Demons
Jan. 19: UCD Marian - Ballon Inter
Jan. 19: B.Gais Neptune - Moycullen
Jan. 19: UL Eagles - DCU Saints


Basketball Ireland Weekend Review - by Patrick Maher



Basketball Ireland Weekend Review

In the last weekend of action in the Nivea For Mens SuperLeague before teams take a break for the cup there were tight but crucial wins for Cork sides UCC Demons and Bord Gais Neptune with UL Eagles and DCU Saints securing wins also.

In the Nivea Womens SuperLeague, Team Montenotte Hotel briefly moved to the top of the table Saturday night before a UL Huskies win on Sunday re-established the ladies from Limerick atop the table. There were wins also for DCU Mercy, Ulster Rockets and WIT Wildcats.

The most dramatic moment of the weekend occurred in Dublin Saturday night where UCD Marian were on the verge of a spectacular upset win against UCC Demons before Ciaran OSullivan converted a last second basket to steal victory for the Cork outfit.

Marian were playing without any American after deciding to part ways with John Galvin and came out playing like a team with nothing to lose, taking an early 13 point lead mid-way through the second quarter.

Demons edged their way back into the game however and going into the fourth quarter actually held a one point lead over the home side.

With the contest ebbing back and forth, Conor Meany was almost the hero for Marian, netting a huge basket with 23 seconds to go to give his team the lead. It was not to be however as Demons ran a smooth offensive that found Ciaran OSullivan an open driving lane which he attacked and got fouled as he scoring.

By converting the subsequent free throw for the three-point-play, OSullivan secured the win for Demons, improving them to 11 wins on the season.

The fact that they played with five guards caused us a lot of matchup problems, remarked Demons head coach Paul Kelleher afterwards.

They got a lot of easy penetrations against us and we let them out and run in transition. Eventually we tightened up and came back into it but they are a tough team to play and were delighted to get out of here with a win.

Meanwhile in Cork, Demons oldest rivals and opponents in this Fridays National Cup semi-final, Bord Gais Neptune, survived a tight game of their own against Dublin Inter.

Speaking after their 77 to 65 win, Neptune head coach Mark Scannell stressed that the double-digit gap was not reflective of the tight game.

Inter always play you tough. We held a small lead all game but we never managed to stretch it, not until the final minutes, he said.

They are dogged and they shot the ball extremely well. What turned it for us was the job our big guys did securing our boards, which was a great effort considering the size of the Inter fellas. It put Inter in foul trouble too.

It was a tight affair also in the DCU Sports Complex as DCU Saints edged out Killester in a low-scoring defensive battle 65 to 61.

It was a close one all the way throughout. Both teams played really good defence, said Saints head coach Dave Donnelly afterwards.

I was a little bit disappointed with out offensive execution and I thought we missed Martins (Provisors) a lot tonight.

When Saints needed it however, their veteran scorer Pat Glover was on hand and his clutch shooting down the stretch proved the difference between the teams in the end.

Pat came up with some huge shots at the end for us, even though he hadnt been making them all game, he got them when we needed them, said Donnelly.

In Galway defending champions UL Eagles rediscovered their winning form against Moycullen with a convincing 73 to 91 victory.

Central to the Limerick mens win was the play of inside centre Jason Killeen who caused consistent problems for the Moycullen defence that struggled to handle his size. Forced to send two and three players to contain him, Moycullen left open Eagles shooters that punished the home side throughout the contest.

A week ahead of their Cup semi-final matchup with UCD Marian, Eagles head coach Mar Keenan was delighted with his teams road win.

We definitely played with a greater intensity than we had in recent games and were very happy to leave Galway with a win. We let our concentration slip late in the game and let Moycullen back into it but overall very happy with how we played.

One concern for Keenan will be the health of star guard Robert Taylor who came up slightly limp after a drive to the basket late in the game.

Speaking afterwards Keenan said that it appeared to be just a slight knock and that the Eagles coaching staff would monitor Taylors progress over the coming week.

saw a big win for Ulster Rockets in Belfast as they prolonged Liffey Celtics winless start to the 2012-2013 season while DCU Mercy proved too strong for WIT Wildcats.

Weekend Results

Saturday January 5th

Nivea For Men's SuperLeague

Moycullen 73 (45) (P Sullivan 34, S Camps 12, C Nihill 11) UL Eagles 91 (47) (J Killeen 21, S Kinnevane 16, M Hall 14)

Bord Gais Neptune 77 (36) (I Mcloughlin 23, D Townes 18, G Noonan 17) Dublin Inter 65 (33) (M Tamausaukas 21, A Statkus, 14 M Landus 11)

UCD Marian 77 (45) (C Meany 21, D James 21, K Foley 12) UCC Demons 78 (39) (K Walker 24, C Cuffe 15, C O'Sullivan 13)

DCU Saints 65 (33) C Grace 18, K Anderson 15, E Quill 9) Killester 61 (31) M Bonaparte 17, A Casey 12, M Westbrooks 12)

Basketball Ireland Men's Division One

Maree 99 (43) (K Hansberry 28, D Hansberry 17, J Brophy 15) Ballon BC 47 (18) (M Rubstavicius 13, D Shoyinka 6, D Demolition 6)

Templeogue Azzurri 72 (37 (I Gordon 21, T Swiatowy 11, P Taylor 8) Blue Demons 69 (36) (S McCarthy 26, R O'Neill 20, K Hosford 10)

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

Robert Taylor (188-G-83, college: Rider)



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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 6: Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel T-A 94-88
Jan. 6: Elizur Ashkelon - Hapoel Eilat 85-103
Jan. 6: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi T-A 71-79
Jan. 6: Maccabi Rishon - Galil Gilboa 69-59
Jan. 7: Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Haifa
Jan. 7: Maccabi Ashdod - Netanya


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Romel BECK
  Bnei Hasharon
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Beck, Bnei Hashar.19.9 
 2. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.7 
 3. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.18.0 
 4. Simpson, Maccabi17.7 
 5. Killingswort., Net.17.5 
 6. Dove, Elizur Ashke.17.1 
 7. Moore, Elizur A.16.7 
 8. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.16.6 
 9. Wright, Maccabi16.3 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.12.1 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.11.2 
 3. Wright, Maccabi9.8 
 4. Jones, Bnei H.9.8 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi9.7 
 6. Uter, Maccabi9.5 
 7. Washington, Netan.9.4 
 8. Thomas, Maccabi8.5 
 9. Dove, Elizur Ashke.8.2 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Donta SMITH
  Maccabi Haifa
  (201-SF-83)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Smith, Maccabi Hai.6.4 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi5.5 
 3. Pullen, Hapoel J-M4.8 
 4. Perry, Elizur A.4.3 
 5. Bradley, Netanya4.3 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.4.2 
 7. Israeli, Maccabi4.1 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.0 
 9. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.3.9 
 10. Timor, Hapoel T-A3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matan NAOR
  Hapoel T-A
  (195-SF-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.6 
 2. Washington, Netan.2.3 
 3. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 5. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.1.9 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.1.8 
 8. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.8 
 10. Smith, Maccabi T.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.5 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.9 
 3. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.7 
 4. Uter, Maccabi1.5 
 5. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.5 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Thomas, Maccabi1.3 
 8. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.1 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi1.0 
 10. Dove, Elizur Ashk.1.0 



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 6: Umana VE - Sidigas AV 93-97
Jan. 6: JuveCaserta - Banco di Sard. 88-81
Jan. 6: EA7 Armani - Cantu 76-84
Jan. 6: SAIE3 BO - Enel Brindisi 75-88
Jan. 6: Vanoli CR - Trenkwalder RE 71-87
Jan. 6: Pesaro - Cimberio VA 69-82
Jan. 6: Acea Virtus RM - Angelico BI 67-59
Jan. 7: Montepaschi - Sutor MGR


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Jonathan GIBSON
  Enel Brindisi
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Gibson, Enel Brind.19.6 
 2. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.3 
 3. Johnson, Angelico.18.1 
 4. Datome, Acea V.17.5 
 5. Harris, Vanoli CR17.2 
 6. Diener, Banco d.16.7 
 7. Diener, Banco d.16.4 
 8. Ere, Cimberio VA16.2 
 9. Banks, Cimberio VA16.0 
 10. Brown, Montepasc.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Johnson, Sidigas8.7 
 2. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.2 
 3. Akindele, JuveCase.8.1 
 4. Brunner, Trenkwal.8.0 
 5. Lawal, Acea V.7.9 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.9 
 7. Burns, Sutor MGR7.2 
 8. Jelovac, JuveCase.6.9 
 9. Ebi, Sidigas AV6.8 
 10. Ere, Cimberio VA6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.6 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Cook, EA7 Armani4.1 
 5. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu3.9 
 6. Shakur, Sidigas AV3.8 
 7. Brown, Montepaschi3.8 
 8. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.7 
 9. Taylor, Acea V.3.6 
 10. Steele, Sutor MGR3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Angelico.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robinson, Angelico.2.5 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA2.4 
 3. Thornton, Banco d.2.2 
 4. Dunston, Cimberio.2.2 
 5. Barbour, Pesaro2.1 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.1 
 7. Hasbrouck, SAIE31.9 
 8. Shakur, Sidigas AV1.9 
 9. Goss, Acea V.1.9 
 10. Johnson, Angelico.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.3