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  ABA   


Standings

ABA Standings
Atlantic South
 1. Jacksonville G. 25-1 
 2. Albany S. 10-2 
 3. Atlanta A. 8-3 
 4. Gainesville H. 7-5 
 5. Gulf Coast F. 6-3 
 6. Georgia G. 5-6 
 7. Atlanta W. 4-4 
 8. Birmingham B. 3-5 
 9. E.Point Jaguars 1-2 
 10. SW Fellowship 1-12 
 11. Georgia B. 0-0 
 12. Savannah G. 0-3 
California Northwest
 1. Bay Area M. 9-2 
 2. S.Francisco R. 8-3 
 3. Sacramento H. 2-5 
 4. Central Valley T. 1-7 
 5. Port City P. 0-3 
Mid Atlantic
 1. S.Carolina W. 22-1 
 2. Richmond E. 11-2 
 3. Greenville G. 6-3 
 4. Lynchburg L. 5-8 
 5. Seven Cities K. 3-5 
 6. Palmetto SR 3-6 
 7. Fayetteville F. 3-9 
 8. Tennessee Halos 1-1 
 9. Hampton Stallions 0-7 
Mid Central
 1. Lima Explosion 11-5 
 2. Chicago Steam 10-1 
 3. Detroit Hoops 8-2 
 4. Indiana SW 6-2 
 5. Pontiac F. 5-7 
 6. Michiana M. 1-4 
 7. Peoria P. 0-3 
 8. Oakland CC 0-7 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Expr. 7-2 
 2. Staten Island V. 2-2 
 3. Connecticut T. 0-1 
Pacific Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 13-1 
 2. Calgary C. 11-0 
 3. Alaska Q. 8-1 
 4. Olympia Rise 5-5 
 5. Salem Sabres 2-1 
 6. Alaska 49ers 2-2 
 7. Kitsap Adm. 2-13 
 8. Lakewood P. 1-10 
 9. Washington R. 0-3 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 12-2 
 2. Colorado C. 0-2 
South Central
 1. Conway C. 11-2 
 2. Jackson S. 7-2 
 3. Missouri R. 4-3 
 4. Bluff City R. 1-7 
Southeast
 1. Phenix City B. 4-4 
 2. Bahama PS 0-6 
Southern California
 1. Arizona S. 18-3 
 2. San Diego Surf 10-3 
 3. LA Slam 5-4 
 4. Fresno F. 5-5 
 5. Las Vegas Def. 2-5 
 6. Orange County N. 2-10 
 7. Z*Hollywood M. 0-0 
Southwest Central
 1. N.Dallas V. 13-2 
 2. West Texas W. 13-2 
 3. Texas Fuel 5-4 
 4. Dallas Impact 3-3 
 5. Houston X. 1-0 
 6. Oklahoma S. 1-4 
 7. Aberdeen Attack 0-0 
 8. Louisiana G. 0-1 
Touring Team
 1. Electric C.Lions 6-3 
 2. Cleveland Am-Pro 2-7 
 3. Ill City Beast 1-0 
 4. St.Louis S. 1-1 
 5. Shizuoka G. 1-11 
 6. Chicago F. 0-1 
 7. NYC Thunder 0-1 
 8. Little Rock L. 0-2 


Jacksonvillle defeats Bahama All-Pro Show - by Gianni Pascucci

Yesterday night, the Jacksonville Giants defeated the Bahama All-Pro Show 155-115. Jermaine Bell (7'0''-C-84, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Indian Hills CC) led the both teams in scoring and rebounding with 37 points and 19 rebounds. Tony Hooper (5'11''-G-87, college: La-Monroe) recorded a double-double as well with 26 points and 16 assists to go along with a team leading 5 steals.
A good win this afternoon, we got off to a slow start but our starters came out in the second quarter and put us on track. We have done a great job all season long and are on our way to securing the #1 seed in the playoffs and a bye to the Final Four, Head Coach Kevin Waters said after the game.
The Giants have defeated the Bahama All-Pro Show for the 4th time in as many meetings this season. With this win, the Giants have won 18 straight and improve to 26-1. For the 5th consecutive week, the Giants are ranked atop the ABA Power Rankings.
The Giants will next play Sunday Feb. 24th against the Fayetteville Flight at 5pm in Veterans Memorial arena, the teams last regular season game at VMA this season. Jacksonville will be hosting the ABA Final Four and Finals. Games will be played in April at the UNF Arena and Veterans Memorial Arena



1, 2, 3 stay the same in ABA Power Rankings - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today released its Power Rankings for the week ending Sunday, Feb 17th, and the top three team held their positions despite a loss by the Arizona Scorpions to the San Diego Surf on Sunday night. "With only three weeks left in the regular season, we are looking closely at the number of games played for positioning," stated ABA CEO Joe Newman . "I believe the Power Rankings do reflect the strength of the teams right now, but you can look for some changes as the season winds down. Every game is very important."

1. Jacksonville Giants (25-1)
2. South Carolina Warriors (22-1)
3. Arizona Scorpions (18-3)
4. Calgary Crush (11-0)
5. West Texas Whirlwinds (13-2)
6. North Dallas Vandals (13-2)
7. Chicago Steam (10-1)
8. San Diego Surf (10-3)
9. Richmond Elite (11-2)
10. Colorado Kings (12-2)
11. Conway Cyclones (11-2)
12. Detroit Hoops (8-2)
13. San Francisco Rumble (8-3)
14. Bay Area Matrix (8-3)
15. Atlanta Aliens (8-3)
16. Jersey Express (7-2)
17. Jackson Showboats (6-2)
18. Indiana State Warriors (6-2)
19. Gulf Coast Flash (6-3)
20. Lima Explosion (11-5)
21. Greenville Galaxy (6-3)
22. Gainesville Heat (7-5)
23. Electric City Lions (6-3)
24. Fresno Griffins (5-5)
25. Texas Fuel (5-4)
26. Atlanta Wildcats (4-4)
27. Lynchburg Legends (5-8)
28. Phenix City Bombers (4-4)
29. 7 City Knights (3-5)
30. Las Vegas Defenders (2-5
T-31-32 Georgia Gwizzlies, Bahama All Pro Show

For more information, visit www.abalive.com



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1. Igokea 16-5 
 2. Crvena Zvezda 15-6 
 3. Partizan 13-8 
 4. Radnicki KG 13-8 
 5. Buducnost 13-8 
 6. Cedevita 12-9 
 7. Un.Olimpija 11-10 
 8. MZT Skopje 11-10 
 9. Krka 9-12 
 10. Siroki WWin 7-14 
 11. Cibona 7-14 
 12. Zadar 7-14 
 13. KK Split 7-14 
 14. Szolnok 6-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 18: Igokea - Zadar 90-75
Feb. 16: Szolnok - Un.Olimpija 89-72
Feb. 17: Crvena Zvezda - Partizan 84-76
Feb. 17: Cedevita - MZT Skopje 78-80
Feb. 16: Buducnost - Siroki WWin 65-57
Feb. 16: KK Split - Krka 61-71
Feb. 18: Radnicki KG - Cibona 105-101 2OT

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 23: Zadar - Buducnost
Feb. 23: Siroki WWin - Radnicki KG
Feb. 23: Cibona - KK Split
Feb. 23: Krka - Crvena Zvezda
Feb. 23: Partizan - Un.Olimpija
Feb. 23: Szolnok - Cedevita
Feb. 23: MZT Skopje - Igokea


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG17.2 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena15.9 
 3. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar15.2 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.14.5 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.2 
 7. Strawberry, Cibona13.7 
 8. Gecevski, MZT S.13.6 
 9. White, Radnicki KG13.6 
 10. Jorovic, Igokea13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.4 
 2. Bader, Szolnok7.9 
 3. Travis, Zadar7.7 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.7 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.6 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Gecevski, MZT S.5.7 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar5.7 
 10. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.5 
 2. Subotic, KK Split5.0 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.5 
 4. Simon, Szolnok4.0 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 6. Otasevic, MZT S.3.7 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki.3.4 
 8. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.2 
 9. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.1 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.1 
 2. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 3. Otasevic, MZT S.1.9 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 5. White, Radnicki KG1.7 
 6. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 7. Capin, Radnicki KG1.5 
 8. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 9. Travis, Zadar1.4 
 10. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip KRALJEVIC
  KK Split
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Kraljevic, KK Split1.4 
 2. Musli, Partizan1.3 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 4. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Lalic, Krka0.8 
 7. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 8. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.6 
 9. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.6 
 10. White, Radnicki KG0.5 


Round 21 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Tenth-ranked Croatian Cibona (7-14) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (13-8) in Kragujevac on Monday. Radnicki KG managed to secure only four-point victory 105-101. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for Aleksandar Capin who led his team to a victory with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Radnicki KG's coach Miroslav Nikolic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Radnicki KG have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan and Buducnost. Defending Croatian champion Cibona keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Radnicki KG will face HKK Siroki WWin (#10) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cibona will play at home against KK Split.

In the last two games of round 21 Zadar was beaten by Igokea on the road 90-75. Crvena Zvezda won against Partizan on its own court 84-76. MZT Skopje managed to outperform Cedevita in a road game 80-78. Buducnost managed to beat Siroki WWin at home 65-57. Krka defeated KK Split on the opponent's court 71-61. Bottom-ranked Szolnok beat Un.Olimpija in a home game 89-72.


Radnicki KG - Cibona 105-101 2OT

Tenth-ranked Croatian Cibona (7-14) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (13-8) in Kragujevac on Monday. Radnicki KG managed to secure only four-point victory 105-101. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 19-12 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 0-point victory in double-overtime. Radnicki KG made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Cibona turnovers and had a 26-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. Radnicki KG looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Cibona was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Slovenian-Serbian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Australian-Serbian guard Steven Markovic (190-85) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Radnicki KG's coach Miroslav Nikolic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Center Andrija Zizic (207-80, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 25 points and 9 rebounds and guard Davor Kus (192-78, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Cibona. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Radnicki KG have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan and Buducnost. Defending Croatian champion Cibona keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Radnicki KG will face HKK Siroki WWin (#10) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cibona will play at home against KK Split.
Top scorers:
Radnicki KG: A.Capin 32+5reb+7ast, S.Markovic 15+6reb+7ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 14+6reb+1ast, S.Bircevic 11+3reb, T.White 9+10reb+1ast, D.Mijatovic 8+2reb+1ast
Cibona: A.Zizic 25+9reb+2ast, J.Blassingame 20+4reb+6ast, D.Kus 16+9reb+7ast, D.Saric 13+10reb+2ast, D.Strawberry 11+4reb+3ast, M.Rozic 6+11reb+2ast
gschID: 183771


Igokea - Zadar 90-75

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Bosnian Igokea (16-5) beat 11th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (7-14) in Aleksandrovac 90-75 on Monday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-75. Igokea made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 KK Zadar turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Igokea especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. It was a good game for Serbian Milan Dozet (203-79) who led his team to a victory with 21 points. American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) contributed with 15 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Franko Kastropil (212-84) answered with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Marko Ramljak (201-93, agency: Interperformances) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for KK Zadar. Five Igokea and four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. Igokea maintains first place with 16-5 record. KK Zadar lost their third game in a row. KK Zadar at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 14 games lost. Igokea will face MZT Skopje (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zadar will play against Buducnost in Podgorica.
Top scorers:
Igokea: M.Dozet 21+3reb, C.Edwards 15+4reb+3ast, B.Jorovic 14+5reb+2ast, S.Stemberger 11+2reb+2ast, N.Joksimovic 10+4reb+6ast, C.Hammonds 9+3ast
Zadar: F.Kastropil 19+9reb+4ast, B.Krasic 12+2reb, J.Brkic 11+1reb+1ast, M.Ramljak 10+5reb+2ast, A.Delas 9+1reb+2ast, T.Prostran 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 183766


Crvena Zvezda - Partizan 84-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 3rd placed Partizan's (13-8) road loss to second ranked Zvezda (15-6) in Beograd 76-84 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 47-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zvezda made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Partizan was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) who led his team to a victory with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Zvezda players scored in double figures. Latvian Davis Bertans (203-92) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds and French guard Leo Westermann (198-92, agency: Beo Basket) added 10 points and 6 assists in the effort for Partizan. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Zvezda. They maintain second place with 15-6 record behind leader Igokea. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the third position with eight games lost. Zvezda will face Krka (#9) in Novo Mesto in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Partizan will play at home against Un.Olimpija (#7) in Ljubljana.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 20+5reb+6ast, R.Katic 20+5reb+2ast, B.Savovic 15+8reb+1ast, B.Subotic 12+5reb+1ast, P.Samardziski 6+1reb+2ast, D.Nelson 6+3reb+3ast
Partizan: D.Bertans 23+5reb+1ast, B.Bogdanovic 13+3reb, L.Westermann 10+2reb+6ast, D.Milosavljevic 8+3reb+1ast, J.Lauvergne 6+6reb+1ast, V.Lucic 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183769


Cedevita - MZT Skopje 78-80

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (11-10) edged 5th ranked Croatian Cedevita (12-9) in Zagreb 80-78 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 24-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cedevita was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Center Miro Bilan (215-89) answered with 19 points and Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cedevita. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending FYR Macedonian champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Un.Olimpija. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. MZT Skopje will face league's leader Igokea in Aleksandrovac in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: K.Nikolovski 15+3reb+2ast, D.Stojanovski 14+4reb+1ast, O.Stojanovski 13+2reb+4ast, T.Gecevski 13+11reb, C.Davis 9+1reb+2ast, G.Cekovski 8+5reb+1ast
Cedevita: M.Bilan 19+3reb, M.Tomas 13+2reb+2ast, D.Kitchen 12+2reb+4ast, P.Suput 12+6reb+1ast, B.Wright 8+3reb+1ast, G.Suton 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 183767


Buducnost - Siroki WWin 65-57

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (7-14) lost to fifth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (13-8) in Podgorica 57-65 on Saturday. HKK Siroki WWin trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 21-11 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 57-65 at the end of the game. It was a good game for Aleksa Popovic (201-87) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Dee Bost (187-89, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 13 points and 4 steals for the winners. Croatian-Bosnian Ivan Ramljak (203-90) answered with 9 points and 11 rebounds and Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for HKK Siroki WWin. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Buducnost. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Partizan and Radnicki KG. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Buducnost will face KK Zadar (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. HKK Siroki WWin will play against Radnicki KG in Kragujevac.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: A.Popovic 16+6reb+2ast, D.Bost 13+2reb+1ast, G.Lee 8+7reb, N.Ivanovic 7+2reb+1ast, M.Popovic 6+5reb, M.Milosevic 5+3reb
Siroki WWin: I.Ramljak 9+11reb+2ast, B.Barac 9+1reb, Z.Sakic 8+5reb, R.Rikic 8+3reb, D.Persic 8+2reb, M.Sutalo 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 183772


KK Split - Krka 61-71

Everything went according to plan when ninth ranked Slovenian Krka (9-12) defeated on the road 13th ranked Croatian KK Split (7-14) 71-61 on Saturday. KK Split was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. KK Split was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for swingman Domen Lorbek (198-85) who led his team to a victory with 25 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Krka's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Toni Dijan (205-83) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Srdan Subotic (190-80) added 7 points and 8 assists in the effort for KK Split. Defending Slovenian champion maintains ninth place with 9-12 record. KK Split lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 14 games lost. Krka will face league's second-placed Zvezda in Beograd in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Split will play on the road against Cibona (#11) in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Krka: D.Lorbek 25+3reb+2ast, J.Lalic 11+4reb, M.Smodis 8+3reb, U.Lucic 7+7reb, J.Klobucar 7+3reb+1ast, E.Muric 6+4reb
KK Split: T.Dijan 20+7reb+1ast, V.Vukusic 12+2reb+3ast, E.Reinholt 10+2reb, S.Subotic 7+4reb+8ast, J.Sobin 4+5reb, F.Kraljevic 3+1reb
gschID: 183770


Szolnok - Un.Olimpija 89-72

There was an upset when higher ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (11-10) lost on the road to bottom-ranked Hungarian Szolnok (6-15) 89-72 on Saturday. The game without a history. Szolnok led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for Bosnian-Montenegrin swingman Sead Sehovic (196-89) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Akos Horvath (193-81) contributed with 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Szolnok players scored in double figures. Szolnok's coach Neno Asceric allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Dino Muric (200-90) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and center Alen Omic (215-92) added 17 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) in the effort for Un.Olimpija. Defending Hungarian champion maintains fourteenth place with 6-15 record. Un.Olimpija at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Szolnok will face higher ranked Cedevita (#6) in Zagreb in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: S.Sehovic 19+5reb+3ast, A.Horvath 18+1reb+1ast, E.Kalve 14+5reb+1ast, M.Bader 12+6reb, M.Szabo 8+6reb, B.Simon 6+3reb+10ast
Un.Olimpija: D.Muric 21+9reb+3ast, A.Omic 17+9reb+1ast, S.Salin 7+1ast, D.Bubnic 6+2reb, L.Rupnik 6+2ast, T.Rannikko 5+1ast
gschID: 183768



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  ARGENTINA   

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
 1. Regatas C. 26-11 
 2. Penarol 25-11 
 3. Lanus 23-12 
 4. Boca Jrs 21-15 
 5. Argentino 21-17 
 6. Olimpico LB 21-17 
 7. Libertad S. 20-16 
 8. Quimsa 19-17 
 9. Atenas 19-19 
 10. GECR Indalo 18-19 
 11. Sionista 18-20 
 12. Wuber-Est.Bahia 17-19 
 13. Obras 14-22 
 14. 9 de Julio 12-25 
 15. Union Progr. 10-26 
 16. La Union 10-28 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 26

Feb. 17: Argentino - Boca Jrs 88-82
Feb. 17: La Union - Penarol 82-89
Feb. 17: GECR Indalo - Regatas C. 71-80
Feb. 17: Lanus - Sionista 67-60
Feb. 17: Atenas - Libertad S. 66-63
Feb. 17: Union Progr. - Wuber-Est.Bahia 62-87
Feb. 17: Olimpico LB - Quimsa 58-59
Feb. 17: 9 de Julio - Obras 106-89

Second Stage: Round 27

Feb. 22: Sionista - Boca Jrs
Feb. 22: Libertad S. - 9 de Julio
Feb. 22: Wuber-Est.Bahia - Olimpico LB
Feb. 22: GECR Indalo - La Union
Feb. 22: Regatas C. - Obras
Feb. 22: Quimsa - Argentino
Feb. 22: Penarol - Atenas
Feb. 22: Lanus - Union Progr.

Round 21

Feb. 19: Lanus - Quimsa


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Union Progr.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Union Pro.19.1 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras17.6 
 3. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.5 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.1 
 5. Lewis, La Union16.9 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs15.9 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.15.4 
 8. Lytch, Argentino14.7 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol14.6 
 10. Shannon, La Union14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.11.0 
 2. Phillip, Union Pro.10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.6 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.3 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.6 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.4 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.4 
 8. Sanchez, Libertad.7.1 
 9. Shannon, La Union7.1 
 10. Fierro, Atenas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.7 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.0 
 3. Labaque, Atenas4.1 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.1 
 5. Osimani, Obras4.0 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.4.0 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.7 
 8. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 10. Aguirre, Quimsa3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.8 
 3. Lewis, La Union1.8 
 4. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.7 
 5. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 6. Washam, Regatas C.1.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.1.5 
 8. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.5 
 9. Ramirez, Olimpico.1.4 
 10. Espinoza, Obras1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.3 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Humphrey, Obras1.0 
 5. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.0 
 6. Meyinsse, Regat.1.0 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Torres, Wuber-Es.0.9 
 9. Espinoza, Obras0.8 
 10. Weigand, Argentino0.8 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
North
 1. San Mart.C. 17-1 
 2. Estudian.Con. 14-5 
 3. Instituto Cor. 10-8 
 4. San Isidro 9-9 
 5. Obera TC 9-9 
 6. Alvear 9-10 
 7. Atl.Echague 7-12 
 8. Sarmiento 7-12 
 9. La Union 6-12 
 10. Union Sunch 5-13 
South
 1. Sport Club 12-7 
 2. Quilmes MP 11-7 
 3. Alianza Viedma 11-8 
 4. Ciclista 11-8 
 5. Huracan 11-8 
 6. MH Basket 9-10 
 7. San Lorenzo Ch. 9-10 
 8. Banda Norte 7-11 
 9. Rocamora 7-12 
 10. Bragado 5-14 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 15: MH Basket - Alianza Viedma 88-86
Feb. 15: Bragado - Rocamora 87-80
Feb. 15: San Lorenzo Ch. - Banda Norte 87-80
Feb. 15: Atl.Echague - Alvear 85-73
Feb. 15: Huracan - Sport Club 80-68
Feb. 17: Quilmes MP - Ciclista 80-67
Feb. 15: Obera TC - La Union 79-67
Feb. 15: Sarmiento - Estudian.Con. 78-67
Feb. 15: Union Sunch - San Isidro 74-70
Feb. 18: San Mart.C. - Instituto Cor.


Standings - Liga B

Torneo Federal Stage Two Standings
Capital Bonaerense
 1. Estudiantes O. 12-4 
 2. Independ.Tan. 12-5 
 3. San Martin J. 10-6 
 4. Estudiantes LP 9-7 
 5. Velez Sarsfield 9-8 
 6. Ferrocarril O. 8-7 
 7. Villa Mitre 8-8 
 8. P.Echague 6-11 
 9. G.E.V.P. 4-12 
 10. Union Vecinal 3-13 
Centro Oeste
 1. Barrio Parque 15-1 
 2. Facundo 13-4 
 3. El Chorrillero 11-5 
 4. Tiro Federal 9-6 
 5. Rivadavia Mnd 8-8 
 6. Espanola SL 8-9 
 7. Anzorena 6-9 
 8. Atenas Mend. 4-13 
 9. Olimpia C. 4-13 
 10. San Martin LR 4-14 
Litoral
 1. Penarol Tala 12-5 
 2. Rosario Tala 11-5 
 3. Union SF 11-6 
 4. Atletico Argen. 10-7 
 5. Regatas Con. 10-7 
 6. Sportivo LP 10-7 
 7. Sportmen 9-7 
 8. Ferrocarril C. 7-10 
 9. Firmat FC SF 7-10 
 10. Brown 6-11 
 11. Racing G. 5-12 
 12. Alma Juniors 3-14 
Nor-Noreste
 1. UNCAus S.Pena 12-3 
 2. Talleres TV 12-4 
 3. Tokio Posadas 11-6 
 4. Hindu 10-7 
 5. N.Avellaneda 10-7 
 6. Sarmiento F. 8-7 
 7. Independ.Tuc. 7-8 
 8. Santa Rita 7-10 
 9. Union Oran 6-9 
 10. Regatas Res. 3-14 
 11. El Bordo 2-13 
Patagonia
 1. Hispano Am. 13-3 
 2. Progreso Roca 10-8 
 3. Deportivo R. 9-8 
 4. Perfora 8-8 
 5. Atletico Regina 7-10 
 6. All Boys SR 3-13 
Stage One Standings


LigaA Round 26 (Second Stage): Quimsa beats Olimpico de La Banda by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Second Stage. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 26 in the LigaA took place in La Banda. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Olimpico de La Banda (21-17) to eighth ranked Quimsa (19-17) 59-58 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 35-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Quimsa dominated down low during the game scoring 38 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico de La Banda's 18. The former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) saved the victory by scoring 12 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) replied with 8 points and 14 rebounds for Olimpico de La Banda. Quimsa maintains eighth position with 19-17 record. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Argentino. Quimsa are looking forward to face higher ranked Argentino (#5) in Junin in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game for Argentino (21-17) which hosted in Junin against one of their biggest challengers Boca Juniors (21-15). Seventh ranked Argentino won 88-82. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Boca Juniors. Fernando Funes (192-83) scored 27 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and Kavon Lytch chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) responded with 17 points. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Olimpico LB. Boca Juniors at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Argentino will play against Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Boca Juniors will play on the road against Sionista (#11) in Parana and hopes to get back on the winning track.
LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (26-11) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked GECR Indalo (18-19) in Comodoro R. 80-71. Paolo Quinteros notched 32 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the effort. Even 21 points and 6 rebounds by Jason Robinson did not help to save the game for GECR Indalo. Regatas Corrientes maintains first position with 26-11 record. Loser GECR Indalo dropped to the tenth place with 19 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will meet at home Obras (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. GECR Indalo will play against La Union in Formosa and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Cordoba. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Libertad Sunchales (20-16) to tenth ranked Atenas (19-19) 66-63 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Alexis Elsener who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Atenas moved-up to ninth place. Libertad Sunchales at the other side keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost. Atenas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
The game between 15th ranked Union Progresista (10-26) and twelfth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (17-19) in Villa Angela on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Bahia Blanca outscored Union Progresista 87-62. Hernan Jasen orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. Wuber-Est.Bahia's coach Pablo Coleffi felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains twelfth position with 17-19 record. Union Progresista lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth place with 26 games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union Progresista will play against Lanus (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 26: Obras was beaten by 9 de Julio on the road 106-89. Bottom-ranked La Union lost to defending champion Penarol on its own court 82-89. Sionista unfortunately lost to Lanus in Buenos Aires 60-67.
The most impressive performance of 26th round was 22 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists by Edward Nelson of 9 de Julio.


Atenas - Libertad S. 66-63

A very interesting game took place in Cordoba. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Libertad Sunchales (20-16) to tenth ranked Atenas (19-19) 66-63 on Sunday evening. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 17-9 Libertad Sunchales' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 66-63 at the end of the game. Atenas dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Libertad Sunchales' 30. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Alexis Elsener (193-88) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international center Fabricio Oberto (207-75) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (200-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) produced 11 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Diego Garcia (190-79) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Atenas moved-up to ninth place. Libertad Sunchales at the other side keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost. Atenas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Atenas: A.Elsener 19+8reb+2ast, F.Oberto 18+6reb+1ast, M.Lescano 7, D.Kante 7+3reb, B.Labaque 6+2reb+1ast, J.Bulfoni 6+3reb+1ast
Libertad S.: D.Garcia 14+2reb+2ast, G.Mikulas 11+9reb, M.Saglietti 10+2reb, J.Treise 8+6reb, A.Alloatti 7+7reb, R.Sanchez 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 233503


9 de Julio - Obras 106-89

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fourteenth ranked 9 de Julio (12-25) beat 13th ranked Obras (14-22) in Rio Tercero 106-89 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by 9 de Julio. Obras was better in second period 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game. 9 de Julio shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. Obras was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Forward Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with 28 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American power forward Ryan Humphrey (203-79, college: Notre Dame, agency: Priority Sports) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds and international forward Pablo Espinoza (200-87) added 14 points in the effort for Obras. Four 9 de Julio and five Obras players scored in double figures. 9 de Julio maintains fourteenth position with 12-25 record. Loser Obras keeps the thirteenth place with 22 games lost. 9 de Julio will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#7) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
9 de Julio: E.Ruiz 28+2reb, E.Nelson 22+10reb+7ast, M.Garcia 18+5reb+1ast, G.Torre 16+5reb+6ast, J.Ayarza 8+1reb, B.Barovero 8+1reb+4ast
Obras: R.Humphrey 17+8reb, K.Lamonte 16+1reb+1ast, P.Espinoza 14+4reb+1ast, T.Field 12+5reb+1ast, M.Osimani 10+2reb+5ast, J.Mazzaro 9+1reb
gschID: 189578


Olimpico LB - Quimsa 58-59

The most exciting game of round 26 in the LigaA took place in La Banda. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Olimpico de La Banda (21-17) to eighth ranked Quimsa (19-17) 59-58 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 35-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Quimsa dominated down low during the game scoring 38 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpico de La Banda's 18. The former international power forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) saved the victory by scoring 12 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Nicolas Aguirre (188-88) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC) replied with 8 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Ariel Pau (186-84) added 16 points in the effort for Olimpico de La Banda. Quimsa maintains eighth position with 19-17 record. Olimpico de La Banda at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with Argentino. Quimsa are looking forward to face higher ranked Argentino (#5) in Junin in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Olimpico de La Banda will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: D.Tintorelli 13+4reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 12+8reb+2ast, J.Mojica 11+3reb, N.Aguirre 11+6reb+1ast, J.Baxter 4+5reb+2ast, J.Williams 4+8reb
Olimpico LB: A.Pau 16+1reb+1ast, J.Machuca 12+1reb+2ast, S.Clancy 8+14reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 7+3reb+4ast, H.Salles 4+1reb+2ast, A.Eslava 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 189577


La Union - Penarol 82-89

Very expected game when 16th ranked La Union (10-28) lost to second ranked Penarol (25-11) in Formosa 82-89 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 55-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. La Union was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international Marcos Mata (201-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. American guard David Teague (196-83, college: Purdue) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. American forward Gregory Lewis (200-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds and guard Juan Brussino (183-91) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for La Union. Penarol have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 25-11 record behind leader Regatas C. Loser La Union stay dead last with 28 lost games. Penarol will face Atenas (#9) in Cordoba in the next round and are hoping to win another game. La Union will play on the road against GECR Indalo (#10) in Comodoro R..
Top scorers:
Penarol: M.Mata 22+9reb+3ast, D.Teague 19+4reb+1ast, L.Tischer 16+5reb, L.Gutierrez 12+5reb+3ast, M.Ibarra 5+1reb+1ast, F.Campazzo 5+3reb+6ast
La Union: G.Lewis 22+6reb+3ast, J.Brussino 21+8reb, N.Gianella 15+2reb+1ast, A.Marin 9+4reb, R.Wolkowyski 7+2reb+1ast, M.Ceruti 2
gschID: 189576


GECR Indalo - Regatas C. 71-80

LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (26-11) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked GECR Indalo (18-19) in Comodoro R. 80-71. GECR Indalo trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 16 after three quarters before a 25-18 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 71-80 at the end of the game. Regatas Corrientes had a 31-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Regatas Corrientes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. The former international guard Paolo Quinteros (190-79) notched 32 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the effort and the former international forward Federico Kammerichs (202-80) supported him with 11 points and 21 rebounds. Even 21 points and 6 rebounds by American forward Jason Robinson (196-80, college: Pikeville) did not help to save the game for GECR Indalo. Naturalized Italian point guard Diego Ciorciari (184-80, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 5 assists for the hosts. Four GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes maintains first position with 26-11 record. Loser GECR Indalo dropped to the tenth place with 19 games lost. Regatas Corrientes will meet at home Obras (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. GECR Indalo will play against La Union in Formosa and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 32+2reb+4ast, F.Kammerichs 11+21reb+2ast, J.Meyinsse 11+7reb, N.Ferreyra 8, J.Martinez 8+5ast, N.Romano 6+5reb+1ast
GECR Indalo: J.Robinson 21+6reb+1ast, D.Ciorciari 14+3reb+5ast, D.Jackson 12+4reb+2ast, S.Scala 11+1reb, K.Seawright 8+6reb+1ast, M.Byro 2+2reb
gschID: 189575


Argentino - Boca Jrs 88-82

Another exciting game for Argentino (21-17) which hosted in Junin against one of their biggest challengers Boca Juniors (21-15). Seventh ranked Argentino won 88-82. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Boca Juniors. Boca Juniors was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 47-40 second half run of Argentino. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Boca Juniors' 34. Fernando Funes (192-83) scored 27 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Kavon Lytch (199-87, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists during the contest. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) responded with 17 points and naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Argentino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Olimpico LB. Boca Juniors at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Argentino will play against Quimsa (#8) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Boca Juniors will play on the road against Sionista (#11) in Parana and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Argentino: F.Funes 27+4reb+3ast, K.Lytch 16+4reb+4ast, B.Carlwell 9+3reb+1ast, J.Cangelosi 8+2reb, N.De los Santos 8+5reb+4ast, A.Weigand 6+2reb+3ast
Boca Jrs: M.Stanic 17+1reb+2ast, J.DeGroat 14+3reb+1ast, P.Hopson 10+6reb+2ast, A.Diez 10+4reb, J.Coleman 10+1reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 189574


Union Progr. - Wuber-Est.Bahia 62-87

The game between 15th ranked Union Progresista (10-26) and twelfth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (17-19) in Villa Angela on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Bahia Blanca outscored Union Progresista 87-62. The game was mostly controlled by Wuber-Est.Bahia. Union Progresista was better in fourth quarter 19-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Wuber-Est.Bahia dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Union Progresista's 28. They outrebounded Union Progresista 36-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. The former international Hernan Jasen (199-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Jason Williams (197-83, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. Wuber-Est.Bahia's coach Pablo Coleffi felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Cesar Avalle (189-85) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Union Progresista. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains twelfth position with 17-19 record. Union Progresista lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth place with 26 games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union Progresista will play against Lanus (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Williams 14+5reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 14+3reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 13+3reb+3ast, H.Jasen 12+7reb+1ast, L.Nailon 11+4reb+4ast, D.Davis 10+6reb
Union Progr.: D.Cavaco 17+3reb, D.Phillip 16+6reb+2ast, C.Avalle 12+4reb+5ast, O.Canton 7+4reb+1ast, C.Schoppler 3+2reb, V.Hugo Cajal 3+2reb
gschID: 189572


Lanus - Sionista 67-60

Very predictable result when third ranked Lanus (23-12) won against 10th ranked Sionista (18-20) in Buenos Aires 67-60 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-9. But Sionista won third quarter 20-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lanus made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Sionista was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Lanus players scored in double figures. Alejandro Zilli (200-82) replied with 9 points and 9 rebounds and Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (203-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Sionista. Lanus maintains third position with 23-12 record having five points less than leader Regatas C. Sionista lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with 20 games lost. Lanus will face Union Progresista (#15) in Villa Angela in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sionista will play at home against Boca Juniors (#4) in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
Lanus: R.Battle 14+13reb+3ast, A.Boccia 14+7reb, W.McFarlan 11+5reb+3ast, C.Schattmann 10+2reb+1ast, P.Prato 7+3reb+1ast, L.Perez 6+1reb
Sionista: L.Gonzalez 16+1reb, J.Lloreda 12+7reb+1ast, L.Wade 10+5reb, A.Zilli 9+9reb+3ast, L.Cequeira 7+5reb, J.Pittman 3+1reb
gschID: 189571



Luis Scola's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Argentinians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Luis Scola
Luis Scola
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international power forward Luis Scola (206-80, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Phoenix Suns (17-36) in their last game. Despite Scola's very good performance the Phoenix Suns lost 85-91 on the road to the Los Angeles Lakers. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. Scola also added 3 assists and 4 steals in 30 minutes on the court. It was Suns' fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Scola's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Scola averages: 12.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 47.0%, 3FGP: 8.3% and FT: 76.1% in the 53 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Spanish. Scola is currently a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Carlos Delfino
Carlos Delfino
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Carlos Delfino (200-82, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He was not able to help the Houston Rockets (29-26) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Delfino's very good performance the Houston Rockets were defeated 117-111 in Sacramento by the Kings. He scored 15 points and added 3 passes. Delfino has relatively good stats this season: 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 46.7%, 3FGP: 39.0%. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Delfino is in the roster of the Argentinian senior national team.

Andres Nocioni
Andres Nocioni
   #3. The Argentinian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Andres Nocioni (199-79, currently plays in Spain). He was not able to secure a victory for Caja Laboral (17-4) in their game against Blusens Monbus (10-11) in the Spanish ACB. Nocioni scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes. But Caja Laboral lost 70-84 in Santoago de Comp to the much lower-ranked (#10) Blusens Monbus. They ended the series of ten consecutive victories. This year Nocioni has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 53.1%, 3FGP: 52.5%(32-61) and FT: 77.6% in the 20 games. He has both Italian and Argentinian nationalities. Ex-Penarol Mar del Plata player is also a member of the Argentinian senior national team.

Emanuel Ginobili
Emanuel Ginobili
   #4. Shooting guard Emanuel Ginobili (198-77, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA) managed to help San Antonio Spurs in a 1-point victoryagainst the Cleveland Cavaliers (16-37) 96-95 in the NBA last Wednesday. He scored 5 points and added 6 assists in 10 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 42-12 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ginobili is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 11th year in Spurs' roster. Ginobili has very impressive stats this season: 12.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.5apg and 1.4spg in the 41 games. Similarly like Nocioni and Delfino above he also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Ginobili is also Argentinian national team player.

Juan Pablo Figueroa
Juan Pablo Figueroa
   #5. International point guard Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-86, also represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Brazil) was the major contributor in Vivo/Franca's victory against the league leader Flamengo (21-1) 91-86 in the Brazilian NBB in Saturday night's game. Figueroa scored 15 points and added 3 passes in 33 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo (9-8) is placed third in the NBB. Figueroa belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #4 with 1.9bpg. He also averaged so far 9.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.0apg in the 22 games. Figueroa plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Leonardo Mainoldi
Leonardo Mainoldi
   #6. Forward Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB couldn't help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (6-15) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was edged 72-70 in Barcelona by the much higher-ranked Regal FC (#6). Mainoldi was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 6 rebounds. Mainoldi has been at the team for five years. Mainoldi has reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg and 6.0rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Argentinian National Team roster.

Juan Fernandez
Juan Fernandez
   #7. International guard Juan Fernandez (193-90, college: Temple, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a C.de Latte BRE's victory against the closely-ranked Givova Scafati (10-8) 82-72 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Fernandez scored 8 points, had 4 boards, dished 7 assists and stole 4 balls. Centrale del Latte Brescia (11-7) is placed fourth in the Lega2. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Fernandez is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league. His overall stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 2.2spg. Fernandez is also Argentinian national team player.

Nicolas Richotti
Nicolas Richotti
   #8. Point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help CB Canarias (8-13) in their game against Valencia Basket (13-8) in the Spanish ACB. He scored 8 points. CB Canarias was badly defeated 105-85 in Valencia by the much higher-ranked Basket (#3). Richotti's overall stats this season are: 7.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.1apg. He plays currently for the Argentinian national team.

Patricio Garino
Patricio Garino
   #9. Former U19 international swingman Patricio Garino (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the G.Washington (5-5) in their game against the Virginia Commonwealth University (9-2) in the NCAA. Despite his good performance last Saturday He scored 10 points and blocked 2 shots. This season Garino has very high stats. He averages: 20.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg. Garino used to play for the Argentinian U19 national team two years ago.

Fabricio Vay
Fabricio Vay
   #10. Forward Fabricio Vay (206-86, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help Arkadia Lions (1-20) in their game against UBSC Graz (8-13) in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Despite his very good performance in Sunday night's game Vay was the top scorer with 27 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists. It was his first game for Arkadia Lions this season. Vay is a former international player as four years ago he still played for the Argentinian senior national team.

   #11. Former U17 international center Matias Bortolin (205-93, another player represented by Interperformances, currently plays in Austria) is a teammate of previously mentioned Fabricio Vay and both played together in the last Austrian A Bundesliga game. Bortolin couldn't help Arkadia Lions in their game against UBSC Graz. Despite his very good performance last Sunday He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Bortolin also added 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Bortolin belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2. He has very reliable stats this season: 10.5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2bpg. Bortolin used to play for the Argentinian U17 national team three years ago.

   #12. Former U19 international guard Cristian Cortez (185-90, currently plays in Brazil) helped Mogi win their game against the 12th-ranked Winner/Limeira 79-71 in the Brazilian NBB on Saturday night. He scored 5 points in 11 minutes. This year Cortez's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.2apg in the 18 games. He used to play for the Argentinian U19 national team back in 2009.

   #13. Former international point guard Antonio Porta (187-83, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) faced previously mentioned Juan Fernandez in the Italian Lega2 last game. Porta couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Givova Scafati in their game against C.de Latte BRE. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Porta scored only 2 points and added 3 passes. His team was defeated 82-72. Porta's total stats this season are: 7.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg. He used to play for the Argentinian national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) led Matera to a victory over the 13th-ranked Mirandola (10-13) 91-87 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) in Sunday night's game. Vico was MVP of the game. He recorded 40 points (!!!), 4 assists and 4 steals. Bawer Matera (15-8) is placed second in the Nazionale A. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Vico is currently second on the list of most steals. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg and 3.0spg. Vico has a dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #2. Ariel Filloy (189-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help AcegasAps TR (8-10) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance AcegasAps TR was defeated 76-69 on the road by the higher-ranked Givova Scafati (#5). Filloy was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 6 rebounds. Filloy has reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.7spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian. Despite Filloy's Argentinian nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Argentinian team.

   #3. Bernardo Musso (193-G-86, currently plays in Italy) was the main contributor in a LeGamberi Foods Forli's victory against the 12th-ranked FCM Ferentino (7-11) 102-97 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Musso was MVP of the game. He recorded 17 points and added 3 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 33 minutes. LeGamberi Foods Forli (9-9) is placed seventh in the Lega2. This year Musso's overall stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg in the 16 games he played so far. Similarly like Filloy and Vico above he has both Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #4. Pablo Bertone (193-G-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a Florida Atlantic's victory against the Western Kentucky University (7-9) 84-78 in the NCAA last Thursday. He scored 12 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists in 31 minutes. The Florida Atlantic University has 7-10 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Bertone's overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.6apg and 2.2spg in the 18 games.

   #5. Experienced Manuel Carrizo (198-F/G-80, also represented by Players Group, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) was not able to help Latina Basket (9-15) in their last game. Despite Carrizo's very good performance Latina Basket was badly defeated 93-74 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked (#16) Recanati. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Carrizo also added 3 passes in 40 minutes. Carrizo has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.8spg in the five games. Carrizo also holds two passports: Argentinian and Italian.

   #6. Albano Chiarastella (196-F-85, currently plays in Italy) helped Agrigento win their game against the eighth-ranked Chieti 90-83 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) on Sunday night. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds. Chiarastella also added 3 assists in 39 minutes. This year Chiarastella's overall stats are: 9.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.4spg in the 14 games. He has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #7. Andres Forray (187-PG-86, currently plays in Italy) helped Pall.Trento win their game against the closely-ranked Prima Veroli 68-57 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) last Sunday. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. This year Forray's overall stats are: 7.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.9spg in the 17 games. Similarly like Chiarastella and Carrizo above he holds both Argentinian and Italian passports.

   #8. Franco Prelazzi (205-F/C-79, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Castelletto in their game against Firenze in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Prelazzi recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was his first game for Castelletto this season. His team was defeated 79-68. Similarly like three previous players above, Prelazzi has Argentinian and Italian nationalities.

   #9. Augustin Fabi (199-G/F-91, currently plays in Italy) helped Liomatic Viola Reggio Calabria win their game against the 17th-ranked Mazzeo San Severo 66-56 in the Italian Nazionale A (third division) in Sunday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 19 minutes. This year Fabi's overall stats are: 8.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg in the 22 games. He has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.

   #10. Mario Jose Ghersetti (201-F-81, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Tezenis VE in their game against Tuscany Pistoia in the Italian Lega2 (second division). Ghersetti scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was edged 67-64. Ghersetti's total stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.6spg. Similarly like five previous players above, he has dual citizenship: Argentinian and Italian.



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ASEAN League round 5 best performance: Rashad Jones-Jennings - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-F/C-84) had a very impressive game in the last round for Singapore S., receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 23 rebounds, while his team beat Saigon H. (3-3) 80-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Singapore S. is placed at 3rd position in ASEAN League . Singapore S. 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 3-3 record. Jones-Jennings turned to be Singapore S.'s top player in his first season with the team. Rashad Jones-Jennings averages this season 13.2ppg and 16.0rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) of Thailand S.. Charles had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Thailand S. lost that game 74-90 to the higher-ranked Satria Muda (#1, 6-2). Thailand S. are still at the very bottom. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Thailand S. managed to get this year. Charles is one of the most experienced players at Thailand S. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#3). He also registered 16.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, agency: Limelight Hoops) of league's top team Satria Muda. Daniels showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Satria Muda, leading his team to a 90-74 easy win against the lower-ranked Thailand S. (#6, 2-5). Satria Muda confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 2 lost games. Daniels has a great season in ASEAN League. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.1ppg (8th best), rebounds with 11.9rpg (5th best) and assists with 2.5apg (8th best). He also has 2.1spg, 1.9bpg and FGP: 52.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) of Thailand S. - 12 points and 13 rebounds
5. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) of KL Dragons - 32 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Kyle Jeffers (207-C-85) of Singapore S. - 16 points and 17 rebounds
7. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Petron Blaze - 12 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85) of Petron Blaze - 20 points and 13 rebounds
9. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda - 10 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. David Palmer (206-F/C-86) of Saigon H. - 20 points and 16 rebounds

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



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 20-3 
 2. Wildcats 17-5 
 3. Tigers 10-11 
 4. Kings 10-13 
 5. Hawks 10-13 
 6. Crocodiles 8-14 
 7. Taipans 7-14 
 8. 36ers 7-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 15: Breakers - Hawks 92-84
Feb. 17: Hawks - Crocodiles 86-62
Feb. 15: Wildcats - Crocodiles 80-52
Feb. 17: Tigers - Wildcats 79-83
Feb. 15: Kings - Taipans 75-78
Feb. 16: Taipans - 36ers 68-71

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 21: Wildcats - Tigers
Feb. 22: Taipans - Crocodiles
Feb. 22: Hawks - 36ers
Feb. 24: Kings - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Crocodiles
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Ervin, Crocodiles18.2 
 2. Madgen, Kings17.9 
 3. Flynn, Tigers17.7 
 4. Wilson, Taipans16.4 
 5. Jackson, Breakers16.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats15.7 
 7. Johnson, 36ers15.7 
 8. Deleon, Hawks15.5 
 9. Nevill, Crocodiles14.5 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles8.4 
 2. Johnson, 36ers8.1 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.5 
 4. Lazare, Kings7.5 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.2 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Scott, Tigers6.8 
 8. Vukona, Breakers6.5 
 9. Forman, Hawks6.4 
 10. Schenscher, 36ers6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Jackson, Breakers7.4 
 2. Flynn, Tigers6.4 
 3. Gibson, 36ers4.7 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles4.6 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.8 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.2 
 8. Deleon, Hawks3.0 
 9. Bruce, Kings2.9 
 10. Henry, Kings2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.1 
 3. Deleon, Hawks1.5 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles1.2 
 5. Henry, Kings1.2 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.1 
 7. Wagstaff, Wildcats1.1 
 8. Martin, Hawks1.1 
 9. Gliddon, Taipans1.1 
 10. Edwards, Taipans1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.6 
 2. Nevill, Crocodiles1.2 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats0.9 
 4. Schenscher, 36ers0.9 
 5. Scott, Tigers0.9 
 6. Forman, Hawks0.8 
 7. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 8. Blanchfield, Croco.0.7 
 9. Edwards, Taipans0.7 
 10. Hudson, Breakers0.7 


Aleks Maric selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Eurocup). Maric was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the closely-ranked Spartak St.Petersburg (3-2) 77-72 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group K. Lokomotiv Kuban (5-0) is placed first. So far his team won all five games in the Top 16. They will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. Maric belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #4. He has very reliable stats this season: 12.3ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 57.3%(55-96) and FT: 59.5%. Maric is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

David Andersen
David Andersen
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international center David Andersen (212-80, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker to a victory against the closely-ranked Besiktas (0-7) 78-72 in a derby game in the Euroleague on Friday night. Andersen recorded 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (2-5) is placed seventh in group F. This year Andersen averages: 7.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 44.7%, 3FGP: 40.7% and FT: 72.7% in the 17 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Australian senior national team.

Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Andrew Bogut (212-84, college: Utah, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. Bogut could not help the Golden State Warriors (30-22) to beat the Houston Rockets (29-26). He scored 6 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The Golden State Warriors were defeated 116-107 on the road by the Rockets. It was Golden State Warriors' fifth consecutive loss in a row. It's Bogut's first season with the team. Bogut has relatively good stats this year: 7.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.2apg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 55.4%(36-65). He played for the Australian national team five years ago.

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #4. Swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help G.Canaria 2014 (13-8) in their last game. Despite Newley's very good performance G.Canaria 2014 lost 68-78 at home to the lower-ranked (#11) UCAM Murcia. He was the second best scorer with 16 points in 23 minutes. This year Newley has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg in the 21 games. He is also Australian national team player.

Matthew Dellavedova
Matthew Dellavedova
   #5. International guard Matthew Dellavedova (193-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the one of league's weakest teams St.Mary's, CA (11-2) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Dellavedova's very good performance the St.Mary's, CA was badly defeated 77-60 on their home court in Moraga, CA by the Gonzaga University. He scored 22 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Dellavedova is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in St.Mary's, CA's roster. Dellavedova has reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

Nathan Jawai
Nathan Jawai
   #6. Power forward Nathan Jawai (208-86, college: Midland CC, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the sixth-ranked Maccabi T-A (2-5) 82-77 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Jawai recorded 6 points and blocked 2 blocks in only 12 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (6-1) is placed first in group F. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Jawai's overall stats are: 7.2ppg and 4.2rpg in the 17 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Australian senior team four years ago.

Cameron Bairstow
Cameron Bairstow
   #7. International forward Cameron Bairstow (206-90, currently studies in the States) helped N.Mexico win their game against the Boise State University (4-6) 60-50 in the NCAA last Saturday. Bairstow scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The University of New Mexico has a very good 9-2 conference record this season. Bairstow's total stats this year are: 7.2ppg and 4.2rpg. He is also Australian national team player.

Cody Ellis
Cody Ellis
   #8. Forward Cody Ellis (203-90, is currently at the American university) helped St.Louis win their game against the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (6-5) 75-58 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Ellis scored 18 points and added 3 passes in 29 minutes. The Saint Louis University has a very good 8-2 conference record this season. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Ellis has been at the team for four years. This season his total stats are: 7.2ppg and 4.2rpg in the 17 games. Ellis used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff
   #9. International forward Ryan Broekhoff (201-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Valparaiso win their game against the Wright State University (7-5) 68-61 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Broekhoff recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and made 3 blocks. The Valparaiso University has a solid 9-3 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Broekhoff plays fourth season for the team. He is currently third on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). Broekhoff has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

Patrick Mills
Patrick Mills
   #10. Point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in NBA) managed to help San Antonio Spurs in a victory against the Chicago Bulls (30-22) 103-89 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Mills recorded only 2 points in 6 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have a very solid 42-12 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Mills averages just 4.3ppg in the 43 games. He is a former international player as four years ago he still played for the Australian senior national team.

   #11. Former international point guard Jorden Page (185-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Matthew Dellavedova. But that was another game of his team in NCAA which we would like to mention. Page helped St.Mary's, CA win their game against the Loyola Marymount University 61-50. He scored 12 points and added 4 passes. This season Page averages only 4.3ppg. He used to play for the Australian national team four years ago.

   #12. International point guard Hugh Greenwood (190-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Cameron Bairstow. However that was another game of his team in NCAA which brought him to that list. Greenwood helped N.Mexico win their game against the Fresno State University 54-48. He scored 7 points, grabbed 5 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals in 31 minutes. This year Greenwood averages only 4.3ppg in the 43 games. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

   #13. International power forward David Barlow (205-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Brad Newley in the Spanish ACB last game. Barlow helped UCAM Murcia win their game against the fifth-ranked G.Canaria 2014 78-68. He scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Barlow has averaged so far 7.1ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1apg. He is also Australian national team player.

   #14. International center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Patrick Mills. But that was another game of his team in NBA we would like to talk about. Baynes helped San Antonio Spurs win their game against the Brooklyn Nets crushing them 111-86. He scored only 2 points in 4 minutes on the court. Baynes has averaged so far 1.5ppg and 1.7rpg in the six games. He plays currently for the Australian national team.

   #15. International forward Matt Nielsen (208-78, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Khimky in their game against Olympiacos in the Euroleague. Nielsen cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. His team was defeated 87-82. Nielsen has averaged so far 1.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg. He is also in the roster of the Australian national team.

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

   #1. Kyrie Irving (191-G-92, college: Duke, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Cleveland Cavaliers (16-37) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Cleveland Cavaliers lost 92-100 on the road to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Irving was the top scorer with 20 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 7 assists in 36 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Irving's second season in pro basketball. It was Cavaliers' third consecutive loss in a row. Irving is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 23.5ppg. He also averaged so far 3.7rpg, 5.5apg and 1.7spg in the 42 games he played so far. Irving is a naturalized American. Despite his Australian passport, Irving previously played for the USA U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Australian team. Strangely he has never played in Australia.

   #2. Mathiang Muo (196-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Charleston So. (9-3) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance the Charleston So. was defeated 70-65 in Rock Hill, SC by the Winthrop University. Muo scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Muo has averaged so far 7.2ppg and 4.2rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Sudanese.

   #3. Experienced Michael Kingma (208-C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy, currently plays in Holland) was not able to secure a victory for Groningen (17-9) in their game against Den Bosch (21-4) in the Dutch Eredivisie, despite his good performance last Thursday. Kingma scored 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 16 minutes. But Groningen lost 75-83 at home to the leading Den Bosch. Kingma has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 4.5rpg in the 25 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Dutch.

   #4. Joel Naburgs (193-G-90, currently studies in the States) led Stetson to an easy victory against the Northern Kentucky University (5-7) 62-46 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Naburgs scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 27 minutes. The Stetson University has a solid 9-5 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. Naburgs plays for the team since 2009. He has averaged so far 1.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg in the 14 games.

   #5. Damon Heuir (188-PG, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the S.Utah (8-8) in their game against the Portland State University (4-11) in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance in Thursday night's game Heuir scored 14 points and added 6 passes. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. Heuir plays for the team since 2009. He has averaged so far 1.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.6apg.

   #6. Adrien Sturt (209-C-86, college: Snow CC, currently plays in United Kingdom) couldn't help London Lions in their game against Worcester Wolves in the British BBL, despite his very good performance last Saturday. Sturt was the second best scorer with 18 points. He also added 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 32 minutes. But his team lost 91-98. Sturt belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #3 with 1.5bpg. This year he also averages: 14.9ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.4apg in the 23 games.

   #7. Lee Jeka (187-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, currently plays in Germany) led Science City Jena to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Kirchheim Knights 87-79 in the German ProA (second division) on Sunday night. Jeka recorded 14 points and added 6 passes in 31 minutes. He averaged so far 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.3apg in the 21 games. Jeka has both British and Australian nationalities.

   #8. Indiana Faithfull (193-G-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Univ.of Tennessee - Chattanooga crushing them 78-58 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored 9 points, made 8 passes and 3 steals. Faithfull's stats this season are: 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.3apg.

   #9. Majok Majok (203-F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Ball St. in their game against the Eastern Michigan University in the NCAA. He scored 6 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in 38 minutes. His team lost 50-56. Majok averaged so far 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.3apg in the 21 games. He also holds two passports: Australian and Sudanese.

   #10. Nathan Sobey (193-G-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an overtime Wyoming's victory against the Fresno State University 55-51 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Sobey scored 10 points. His stats this season are: 11.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.3apg.



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Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 16-5 
 2. Gmunden 15-5 
 3. Kapfenberg 15-6 
 4. Klosterneub. 15-6 
 5. Gussing 12-9 
 6. Oberwart 11-9 
 7. Wels 11-9 
 8. UBSC Graz 8-13 
 9. Furstenfeld 7-14 
 10. St.Polten 3-18 
 11. Arkadia 1-20 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 17: St.Polten - Furstenfeld 88-95
Feb. 18: Klosterneub. - Kapfenberg 84-72
Feb. 17: Gussing - BC Vienna 83-79
Feb. 17: Arkadia - UBSC Graz 72-88
Feb. 21: Oberwart - Gmunden


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Samo GRUM
  Furstenfeld
  (193-G/F-79)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Grum, Furstenfeld20.4 
 2. Pearson, Furstenf.19.8 
 3. Tiedeman, Wels19.5 
 4. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.2 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna17.7 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.4 
 7. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.4 
 8. Dale, UBSC G.17.4 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.0 
 10. Kovacevic, St.Po.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.5 
 2. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.0 
 3. Heard, Gussing8.0 
 4. Washington, Wels7.2 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart6.8 
 6. Lamesic, Wels6.8 
 7. Speiser, St.Polten6.7 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna6.4 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.4 
 10. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg5.9 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.2 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.5 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.2 
 6. Danek, BC Vienna3.9 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.7 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.6 
 9. Zeleznik, Klostern.3.5 
 10. Brown, Gmunden3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.5 
 2. Ray, BC Vienna1.8 
 3. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.7 
 5. Markovic, UBSC G.1.5 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.4 
 7. Woods, Kapfenberg1.4 
 8. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.4 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing1.3 
 10. O''Neal, Furstenfe.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 2. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 3. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden0.9 
 5. Washington, Wels0.9 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.8 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 8. Greimeister, Klost.0.6 
 9. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.5 


Rasid Mahalbasic selected the top Austrian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Rasid Mahalbasic
Rasid Mahalbasic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Rasid Mahalbasic (211-90, currently plays in Poland). He contributed to an easy victory against the ninth-ranked Siarka Jezioro (7-13) crushing them 89-54 in the Polish TBL in Sunday night's game. Mahalbasic scored 10 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 17 minutes on the court. Asseco Prokom Gdynia (14-6) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Mahalbasic's first season with the team. This year he averages: 8.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 2FGP: 57.4%(66-115) and FT: 68.4% in the 20 games he played so far. Mahalbasic has a dual citizenship: Austrian and Slovenian. Ex-kelag Worthersee Piraten player is currently a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Anton Maresch
Anton Maresch
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Anton Maresch (191-91, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Spain). He led River Andorra to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Ourense (2-10) crushing them 81-60 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Maresch scored 11 points. B.C. River Andorra (3-0) is placed in the LEB Gold. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. Maresch's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 39.5%, 3FGP: 43.9% and FT: 77.8%. He is in the roster of the Austrian senior national team.

Thomas Schreiner
Thomas Schreiner
   #3. The Austrian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Anton Maresch and both played together in the last Spanish LEB Gold game. Schreiner contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Ourense (2-10) crushing them 81-60. He scored 6 points and added 6 passes in 22 minutes. This year Schreiner's overall stats are: 6.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 36.0%, 3FGP: 30.8% and FT: 95.0%(19-20) in the 14 games. He is also a member of the Austrian senior national team.

Jason Detrick
Jason Detrick
   #4. An experienced small forward Jason Detrick (195-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Brazil) contributed to Paschoalotto/Bauru's victory against the tenth-ranked SKY/Basquete (10-11) 95-84 in the Brazilian NBB in Saturday night's game. Detrick scored 8 points. Paschoalotto/Bauru (13-2) is placed first in the NBB. Detrick's total stats this season are: 5.1ppg and 1.4rpg. He is a naturalized American. Detrick is also Austrian national team player. He used to play for UBC Stahlbau Oberwart Gunners in Austrian league.

Matej Kljaic
Matej Kljaic
   #5. Former U16 international forward Matej Kljaic (193-91, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 could not help Djuro Djakovic (7-7) to beat Kvarner 2010 (11-3). Kljaic did not have that impressive stats last Saturday. He scored only 2 points in 12 minutes. Djuro Djakovic was crushed 84-63 on the road by the second-ranked Kvarner 2010. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Kljaic has been at the team for four years. This season Kljaic averages just 3.9ppg in the nine games. He is another player who holds two passports: Austrian and Croatian. Kljaic used to play for the Austrian U16 national team six years ago.

Other top Austrian players, who play abroad:

Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83) plays for Montepaschi Siena in Italian SerieA
Marc Goetzinger (182-PG-96) plays for s Oliver Baskets in German BBL
Martin-Patrick Pos (198-F-94) plays for BBC Bayreuth in German BBL
Jamie Kohn (195-G-89) plays for Tees Valley Mohawks in British EBL D1
Peter Klemm (197-F-85) plays for Tuebingen II in German Regionalliga
Michael Kaiser (195-G-82) plays for TS Longhorns Herzogenaurach in German Regionalliga
Patrick Churchill (181-SF-98) plays for Muenchen Nord in German NBBL



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Jaraun Burrows' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Bahamians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jaraun Burrows
Jaraun Burrows
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: IPFW, currently plays in Switzerland). He was the major contributor in Starwings' victory against the third-ranked Fribourg (14-5) 93-83 in the Swiss LNA on Saturday night. Burrows had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 36 minutes on the court. Starwings Basket Regio Basel (6-13) is placed seventh in the LNA. Burrows' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Burrows is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Burrows averages: 17.3ppg, 9.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3bpg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 54.9%, 3FGP: 23.8% and FT: 66.7% in the 15 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Bahamas senior national team.

Bennet Davis
Bennet Davis
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Bennet Davis (206-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division. He could not help Marso NYKK (7-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Davis' very good performance Marso NYKK was edged 77-75 at home by the higher-ranked Falco-Szova (#6). He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Davis also added 7 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Davis' first season with the team. Davis is ranked second on the list of the best rebounders in the league and also on the list of best blockers (third place). This season he has very high stats. Davis averages: 17.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.5apg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 57.9%(135-233), 3FGP: 15.0% and FT: 66.3%. Worth to mention Davis played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He is in the roster of the Bahamas senior national team.

Edrico McGregor
Edrico McGregor
   #3. The Bahamas player who performed third best last week abroad was former U18 international forward Edrico McGregor (201-90, currently plays college basketball in the States). He contributed to UTSA's victory against the Texas State University at San Marcos (3-11) 73-62 in the NCAA on Saturday night. McGregor scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. The The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio has rather weak 2-12 conference record this season. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This season McGregor has very high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.5apg, 2.2spg, 2FGP: 57.9%(135-233), 3FGP: 15.0% and FT: 66.3%. McGregor played for the Bahamas U18 national team five years ago.

Magnum Rolle
Magnum Rolle
   #4. Power forward Magnum Rolle (211-86, college: Louisiana Tech, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese JBL was not able to help Mitsubishi Dolphins (8-24) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Mitsubishi Dolphins were defeated 66-53 on the road by the second-ranked Toyota Alvark. Rolle was the second best scorer with 12 points. Rolle is ranked second on the list of the best blockers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2bpg. Rolle used to play for the Bahamas national team back in 2007.

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

   #1. Klay Thompson (198-G-90, college: Washington St., currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA could not help the Golden State Warriors (30-22) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Golden State Warriors lost 107-116 on the road to the Houston Rockets. Thompson was the second best scorer with 22 points in 39 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was Golden State Warriors' fifth consecutive loss in a row. Thompson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 3.9rpg and 2.3apg in the 52 games he played so far. Thompson has a dual citizenship: Bahamas and American. Despite his Bahamas passport, Thompson previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Bahamas team.

   #2. J.R. Cadot (195-G-87, college: TCU, currently plays in Slovakia) led Nitra to a victory against the league outsider Handlova (6-19) 98-85 in the Slovakian Extraliga last Wednesday. He recorded 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds; not bad, considering it's only Cadot's third season in pro basketball. BK Edymax SPU Nitra (16-10) is placed third in the Extraliga. It's Cadot's first year with the team. Cadot is currently fifth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (seventh place). This season he has very high stats. Cadot averages: 17.1ppg, 6.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.9spg.

   #3. Buddy Hield (190-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Texas Christian University (1-11) crushing them 75-48 in the NCAA last Monday. Hield scored 8 points in 20 minutes. The The University of Oklahoma has a solid 8-5 conference record this season. Hield has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.5apg and 2.2spg in the 20 games.

   #4. Dynile Forbes (188-G-86, college: La-Monroe, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi's victory against the closely-ranked Fontedoso Carrefour (6-10) 73-65 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. Aurteneche Maquinaria Euskadi (9-7) is placed sixth in the LEB Silver. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Forbes has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg in the 13 games.

   #5. Shaquille Cleare (206-C, currently studies in the States) managed to help University of Maryland in a 2-point victoryagainst the Duke University (9-3) 83-81 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. The University of Maryland has 6-6 conference record this season. Cleare has relatively good stats this year: 13.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.2bpg in the 31 games.

   #6. Lavar Simmons (201-F/C-83, college: Master's, currently plays in France) was not able to help Saint-Quentin in their game against SPO Rouen in the French ProB (second division). He scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 82-78. Simmons' overall stats this season are: 7.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.1apg.

   #7. Mikhail McLean (203-F-91, is currently at the American university) contributed to an Houston's surprising victory against the The Univ.of Texas at El Paso 79-61 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He scored only 4 points in 8 minutes on the court. This year McLean's overall stats are: 7.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.1apg in the 13 games.

   #8. Zane Knowles (206-F-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Texas A&M-CC in their game against the Oral Roberts University in the NCAA. He scored 5 points and blocked 2 shots. His team was defeated 56-51. Knowles' overall stats this season are: 7.8ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.1apg.

   #9. Parysh Munroe (202-C-86, college: Kentucky St., currently plays in UBA) contributed to a Georgia Spartans' victory against the GIE Maile Matrix 89-85 in the UBA in Sunday night's game. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. This year Munroe's overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.2apg in the five games.



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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Kiril SITNIK
  Sozh Gomel
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel22.7 
 2. Rutkauskas, Tsmok.21.5 
 3. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.9 
 4. Semianiuk, Tsmoki.15.3 
 5. Shustau, Svisloch15.0 
 6. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.8 
 7. Indrikov, Rubon13.6 
 8. Sivalko, Rubon13.3 
 9. Sugonyako, Tsmoki.13.1 
 10. Konuyshenko, Gro.12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Tsmoki.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Rutkauskas, Tsmok.10.2 
 2. Dadukin, Sozh G.10.1 
 3. Semianiuk, Tsmoki.9.3 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.8.8 
 5. Sharamet, Borisfen6.3 
 6. Krisevich, Tsmoki.6.2 
 7. Ilyukevich, Rubon6.1 
 8. Kurapau, Tsmoki.6.1 
 9. Sugonyako, Tsmoki.6.0 
 10. Kuzmin, Grodno-936.0 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.8 
 2. Shustau, Svisloch5.3 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.1 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.9 
 5. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.4.9 
 6. Kamarunas, Svisl.4.2 
 7. Kryukov, Borisfen3.4 
 8. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.2 
 9. Dadukin, Sozh G.2.7 
 10. Sapegin, Rubon2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Akulich, Rubon3.3 
 2. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.4 
 3. Charykau, Sozh G.2.4 
 4. Malkov, Grodno-932.3 
 5. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.3 
 6. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.2 
 7. Shustau, Svisloch2.2 
 8. Tatur, Borisfen2.1 
 9. Dadukin, Sozh G.2.0 
 10. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 3. Zakhar, Impuls B.0.0 
 4. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 5. Volodkin, Impuls B.0.0 
 6. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 7. Vasilevich, Grodno.0.0 
 8. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 9. Usovich, Borisfen0.0 
 10. Korneenkov, Svisl.0.0 


Vladimir Veremeenko selected the top Belarusian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Vladimir Veremeenko
Vladimir Veremeenko
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84, currently plays in Eurocup). He led his Russian team Unics Kazan to a victory over the closely-ranked Galatasaray (2-3) 64-57 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Veremeenko was MVP of the game. He scored 15 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 31 minutes on the court. Unics Kazan (3-2) is placed second in group L. Veremeenko's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. It's Veremeenko's fifth season with the team. This year he averages: 8.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 55.1%(38-69) and FT: 66.7% in the 11 games he played so far. Veremeenko has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Russian. He played for the Belarusian senior national team six years ago.

Vitali Liutych
Vitali Liutych
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Vitali Liutych (198-92, currently plays in Baltic League). Liutych was the major contributor in Siauliai's victory against the leader TU/Rock (4-1) 91-75 in the Baltic League last Sunday. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group H. BC Siauliai (3-2) is placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Baltic League Top 16. And now that game is very crucial. Liutych has relatively good stats this season: 10.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 58.8%(40-68), 3FGP: 38.2% and FT: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Belarusian senior national team.

Artsiom Parakhouski
Artsiom Parakhouski
   #3. The Belarusian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford, currently plays in Turkey). Parakhouski contributed to an Olin Edirne's victory against the league outsider Hacettepe (3-15) 70-62 in the Turkish TBL on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Parakhouski also added 3 assists and 4 blocks in 32 minutes. Olin Edirne Basketball (4-14) is placed 14th in the TBL. They ended the series of eight consecutive loses. It's Parakhouski's first season with the team. Parakhouski is currently first on the list of best blockers with 1.8bpg. This year his other stats are: 12.2ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 65.5%(93-142) and FT: 50.7% in the 18 games. Parakhouski is also a member of the Belarusian senior national team.

Dante Stiggers
Dante Stiggers
   #4. Point guard Dante Stiggers (188-82, college: S.Mississippi, currently plays in Cyprus) contributed to Apoel's victory against the closely-ranked AEK (14-7) 75-62 in the Cypriot Division A in Friday night's game. He scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (12-9) is placed fourth in the Division A. The Regular Season already ended. Stiggers is currently fifth on the list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (third place). His overall stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.5apg and 2.1spg. Stiggers is a naturalized American. He is also Belarusian national team player. Stiggers used to play for BK Minsk-2006 in Belarusian league.

Mikita Meshcharakou
Mikita Meshcharakou
   #5. International small forward Mikita Meshcharakou (202-88, college: Wake Forest, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian Lega2 (second division) could not help AcegasAps TR (8-10) in their last game. Despite his good performance AcegasAps TR lost 73-86 on the road to the lower-ranked (#12) FCM Ferentino. Meshcharakou scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 28 minutes. It was AcegasAps TR's fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Meshcharakou's overall stats are: 8.9ppg and 4.3rpg in the 18 games. He plays currently for the Belarusian national team.

Aleh Kojenets
Aleh Kojenets
   #6. An experienced center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington, currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Birstono (12-20) crushing them 95-71 in the Lithuanian NKL (second division) on Friday night. Kojenets recorded 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Mazeikiai (25-7) is placed first in the NKL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This season Kojenets has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg and 4.1rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Belarusian senior team four years ago.

Maksim Shustau
Maksim Shustau
   #7. Former international guard Maksim Shustau (188-86, currently plays in Russia) was not able to help Sojuz Zaretchny (4-16) in their game against Ryazan (12-8) in the Russian Superleague (second division). Shustau was the second best scorer with 9 points. He also added made 7 passes and 4 steals in 34 minutes. But Sojuz Zaretchny was badly defeated 83-67 at home by the much higher-ranked (#6) Ryazan. It was Sojuz Zaretchny's third consecutive loss in a row. Shustau has reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.9apg and 1.1spg in the eight games. He used to play for the Belarusian national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Igor Suhinin, who plays in the Russian Superleague (second division) could not help Planeta-Universitet Ukhta (6-13) to beat Novosybirsk (14-5). Suhinin scored 5 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Planeta-Universitet Ukhta was defeated 95-81 on the road by the much higher-ranked Novosybirsk (#3). It was Planeta-Universitet Ukhta's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Suhinin's total stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg.

   #2. Yivgeni Lioutrine (200-C-88, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Elitzur Yavne in a victory against the closely-ranked Elitzur Ramla (11-5) 76-63 in the Israeli National League (second division) on Tuesday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 10 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Elitzur Yavne (12-5) is placed fourth in the National League. This year Lioutrine's total stats are: 7.8ppg and 4.1rpg in the 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Belarusian and Israeli.

   #3. Experienced Sergey Karpov (200-F-80, currently plays in Russia) was not able to help Sojuz Zaretchny (4-16) in their game against Ryazan (12-8) in the Russian Superleague (second division). Karpov scored 7 points. Sojuz Zaretchny was badly defeated 83-67 at home by the much higher-ranked Ryazan (#6). It was Sojuz Zaretchny's third consecutive loss in a row. Karpov's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 2.2rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Belarusian and Russian.

   #4. Vladi Yeremishin (201-F/C-84, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Maccabi K/G (3-14) crushing them 101-75 in the Israeli National League (second division) last Tuesday. Yeremishin scored 6 points and blocked 2 blocks in 17 minutes. Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan (9-8) is placed seventh in the National League. It was Ironi Ramat Gan's first victory after four consecutive loses. This year Yeremishin's total stats are: 3.1ppg and 2.2rpg in the 16 games. He has both Belarusian and Israeli nationalities. Despite Yeremishin's Belarusian passport, he previously played for the Israeli university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Belarusian team.



VTB League: Tsmoki-Minsk lost to the defending champions - by Eurobasket News

VTB League:
CSKA - Tsmoki-Minsk 68:57


Tsmoki-Minsk lost to the defending champions of VTB League. The team from Belarus however showed a great game and was defeated only by 11 points.
The game was mostly controlled by CSKA Moscow. Tsmoki-Minsk was better in fourth quarter 19-4. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) helped adding 16 points. The best for the losing side was Pavel Ulyanko (204-F-79) with 9 points and 8 rebounds and Vidas Ginevicius (194-G-78, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points and 4 assists.
Defending Belarusian champion Tsmoki-Minsk keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. CSKA Moscow will face BC Nizhny Novgorod on the road in the next round. Tsmoki-Minsk will play against VEF Riga.

CSKA: Zoran Erceg 19, Sonny Weems 16, Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) 9
Tsmoki-Minsk: Vidas Ginevicius 12, Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) 10, Pavel Ulyanko 9



Fomin leaving Tsmoki - by Timur Tolokh

Aleksandr Fomin (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances) left Tsmoki-Minsk by personal reason.In VTB-league he scored in 14.4 min 5.8ppg, 2.2rpg and 0.4apg and in Eurochallenge in 9.4 min 3.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 0.1apg.
Alexander also spent in Minsk seasons 2009-2010 where he scored in EuroChallenge 6 games 6.7ppg, 2.5rpg and season 2011-2012 in Belarusian League: 15 games: 10.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0apg and VTB League: 3 games: 6.0ppg, 1.3rpg.
Before Minsk Fomin played in CSKA Moscow,Spartak-Prim,Ryazan,Krasnie Krilya,Ural Great, Dynamo MR and before Minsk in the season 2011-2012 he played in Spartak Primorie Vladivostok where he scored in2 games: 4.0ppg, 2.5rpg.



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Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Kangor.-Boom 15-6 
 2. Houthalen 15-6 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 15-7 
 4. Gembo BBC 14-6 
 5. St-Niklase 12-9 
 6. Waregem 12-9 
 7. CEP Fleurus 11-10 
 8. Excelsior 11-10 
 9. M.Hainaut II 11-11 
 10. Gent Dragons 10-10 
 11. Sprimont 9-10 
 12. Tongeren 9-13 
 13. Oudenaarde 8-14 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-18 
 15. Giants II 2-18 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 17: Houthalen - Kangor.-Boom 86-96
Feb. 17: Giants II - CEP Fleurus 83-86
Feb. 16: Waregem - Essor Charleroi 80-65
Feb. 17: Oudenaarde - M.Hainaut II 78-73
Feb. 17: Excelsior - Gembo BBC 75-98
Feb. 16: Gent Dragons - Tongeren 73-77
Feb. 16: Sint-Jan Ant. - St-Niklase 67-59

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 22: CEP Fleurus - M.Hainaut II
Feb. 23: St-Niklase - Excelsior
Feb. 23: Tongeren - Giants II
Feb. 23: Kangor.-Boom - Oudenaarde
Feb. 24: Essor Charleroi - Gent Dragons
Feb. 24: Gembo BBC - Waregem
Feb. 24: Houthalen - Point Chaud


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

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

Jonathan Tabu
Jonathan Tabu
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Jonathan Tabu (190-85, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. He could not help Cantu (12-7) in their last game. Despite Tabu's good performance Cantu lost 65-69 on the road to the lower-ranked (#9) Enel Brindisi. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Tabu also added 4 rebounds in 32 minutes on the court. Tabu has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 43.3% and FT: 84.8% in the 19 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Axel Hervelle
Axel Hervelle
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Axel Hervelle (205-83, currently plays in Eurocup). Hervelle contributed to a Gescrap BB's victory against the closely-ranked CEZ Nymburk (1-4) 83-69 in the Eurocup on Tuesday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 22 minutes. Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (3-2) is placed third in group J. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. This year Hervelle averages: 7.5ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 66.7% in the 11 games. He is in the roster of the Belgian senior national team.

Sam Van Rossom
Sam Van Rossom
   #3. The Belgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86, currently plays in Spain). Van Rossom led CAI Zaragoza to a victory over the 15th-ranked Cajasol (7-14) 75-67 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Van Rossom scored 16 points. CAI Zaragoza (12-9) is placed seventh in the ACB. Van Rossom's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 59.0%(36-61), 3FGP: 45.3%(34-75) and FT: 86.2%. He is also a member of the Belgian senior national team.

Retin Obasohan
Retin Obasohan
   #4. Point guard Retin Obasohan (185-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Alabama win their game against the University of South Carolina (2-10) 68-58 in the NCAA last Saturday. Obasohan scored 8 points in only 14 minutes. The The University of Alabama has a solid 9-3 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Obasohan's first year with the team. This season his overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.0apg in the 21 games. Obasohan has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Nigerian. He is also Belgian U20 national team player.

Aleksander Lichodzijewski
Aleksander Lichodzijewski
   #5. Former international center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84, currently plays in Poland) helped Polpharma win their game against the second-ranked Stelmet ZG (14-6) 102-88 in the Polish TBL on Saturday night. Lichodzijewski scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd. (9-11) is placed eighth in the TBL. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Lichodzijewski's first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 8.4ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1apg. Lichodzijewski is another player who holds two passports: Belgian and Polish. He used to play for the Belgian national team five years ago.

Gael Hulsen
Gael Hulsen
   #6. Swingman Gael Hulsen (193-90, agency: LBM Management, currently plays in United Kingdom), who plays in the British BBL was not able to help the league outsider Liverpool Mersey Tigers (0-23) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Liverpool Mersey Tigers was crushed 119-64 in Worcester by the higher-ranked Wolves (#6). Hulsen was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 7 assists. This season Hulsen has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 2.2rpg and 3.3apg. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Belgian team four years ago.

Julien Rahier
Julien Rahier
   #7. Former U18 international guard Julien Rahier (193-83, currently plays in Switzerland) helped Starwings win their game against the third-ranked Fribourg (14-5) 93-83 in the Swiss LNA last Saturday. Rahier recorded 14 points in 23 minutes. Starwings Basket Regio Basel (6-13) is placed seventh in the LNA. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Rahier has reliable stats this year: 10.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.4apg in the nine games. He used to play for the Belgian U18 national team thirteen years ago.

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

   #1. Tyler Haws (196-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) led BYU to a victory against the University of Portland (3-10) 86-72 in the NCAA last Saturday. Haws scored 28 points (!!!), grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Brigham Young University has a solid 9-4 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Haws' fourth year with the team. This season he has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.1apg and 1.3spg.

   #2. Ronrico White (190-PG-92, currently studies in the States) contributed to an overtime Chattanooga's victory against the Samford University (8-6) 62-59 in the NCAA in Monday night's game. White scored 8 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 39 minutes. The Univ.of Tennessee - Chattanooga has 6-8 conference record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year White's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.1apg in the 15 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely White has never played in Belgium.

   #3. Experienced Ryan Hoover (187-PG-74, agency: SportsTalent, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Aget Service IM (5-13) crushing them 87-64 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Hoover recorded 6 points in 30 minutes. Fileni BPA Jesi (7-11) is placed 13th in the Lega2. Hoover has reliable stats this year: 11.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg in the 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hoover has never played in Belgium.

   #4. Jonathan Dubas (202-SF-91, currently plays in Switzerland), who plays in the Swiss LNA could not help the league outsider one of league's weakest teams Monthey (10-9) to beat Lugano Tigers (11-8). He recorded only 4 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Monthey was defeated 70-63 on the road by the higher-ranked Lugano Tigers (#4). It was Monthey's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Dubas' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Dubas has reliable stats this season: 10.6ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.5spg. He has a dual citizenship: Belgian and Swiss.

   #5. Douglas Tshomba (201-F-83, college: Tusculum, currently plays in France) was not able to help JA Vichy (15-5) in their game against Saint Chamond (7-12) in the French NM1 (third division). Tshomba cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The league leader JA Vichy was defeated 75-69 in Saint Chamond by the much lower-ranked Saint Chamond (#13). It was JA Vichy's first loss after eleven consecutive victories. Tshomba averaged so far 11.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg.



Charleroi news - by Peter Buyse

Just when it looked like Belgacom Spirou Charleroi finally had it's team together for the rest of the season the recent news of the departure of Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, college: Florida) sets them back in their quest for another championship. Eurobasket Belgium got confirmation that the Ethias league's leading scorer Matt Walsh is headed to Germany where he is to sign with Brose Baskets Bamberg. After 15 games in the Belgian league Matt Walsh is the scoring leader with 18.9 ppg and also leads the league in rebounds with close to 10 rpg. Add to that the 3.5 apg and he may well have been on his way to the Ethias league MVP.


Derek Raivio claims Belgian Ethias League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Derek Raivio (190-SG-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Aalstar and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 28-year old shooting guard had the game-high 34 points adding four rebounds and six assists for Aalstar in his team's victory, helping them to crush Leuven (#7, 5-11) with 21-point margin 89-68. Aalstar is placed at 3rd position in Belgian Ethias League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Aalstar will need more victories to improve their 11-6 record. In the team's last game Raivio had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Aalstar's top player in his first season with the team. Gonzaga University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raivio is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.0ppg), assists (7th best: 3.5apg) and averages solid 54.4% FGP and 44.8% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Matt Lojeski (198-G-85) of league's best team Oostende. Lojeski impressed basketball fans with 26 points and 4 rebounds. Bad luck as Oostende lost that game 65-77 to the lower-ranked Spirou (#4, 10-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Oostende still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. His team has currently 12-5 record. Lojeski is one of the most experienced players at Oostende and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.9ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 5.1rpg and 3.1apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Bradford Burgess (198-G/F-90, agency: Interperformances) of Leuven (#7). Burgess showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Burgess' great performance Leuven lost 68-89 to the higher-ranked Aalstar (#3, 11-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Leuven 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 five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Burgess could try to bring Leuven's a little bit higher in the standings. Burgess has a very solid season. In 16 games in Belgium he scored 7.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-C/F-87) of Verviers-Pep. - 22 points and 5 rebounds
5. Ryan Thompson (198-G-89) of Aalstar - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
6. Derrick Allen (203-F-80) of Spirou - 22 points and 9 rebounds
7. Monwell Randle (203-F/C-83) of M.Hainaut - 14 points and 12 rebounds
8. Devin Green (201-G/F-82) of Spirou - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Justin Cage (198-F-85) of M.Hainaut - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Chris Ferguson (206-C-89) of Verviers-Pep. - 16 points, 9 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 - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Bosna 12-5 
 2. Capljina 12-5 
 3. Mladost 12-5 
 4. Radnik B. 9-8 
 5. Varda HE 9-8 
 6. Borac Nektar 8-8 
 7. Leotar 8-9 
 8. Posusje 7-10 
 9. Kakanj 7-10 
 10. Zrinjski HT 6-10 
 11. Vogosca 6-11 
 12. Servitium 5-12 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki WWin

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 16: Posusje - Servitium 92-52
Feb. 16: Leotar - Radnik B. 88-86
Feb. 16: Vogosca - Capljina 82-94
Feb. 16: Varda HE - Bosna 78-69
Feb. 16: Kakanj - Mladost 76-73
Feb. 16: Borac Nektar - Zrinjski HT


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Vogosca
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 24
 1. Tuljkovic, Vogosca24.0 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje22.0 
 3. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.19.5 
 4. Lalovic, Zrinjski.19.5 
 5. Hot, Vogosca18.0 
 6. Aleksic, Leotar17.5 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.17.3 
 8. Bijelic, Mladost17.1 
 9. Bjelica, Capljina17.0 
 10. Popovic, Capljina16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko JOSILO
  Varda HE
  (201-G-92)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Josilo, Varda HE9.2 
 2. Tuljkovic, Vogosca8.8 
 3. Jazvin, Zrinjski HT8.0 
 4. Lalovic, Zrinjski.7.9 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.7.1 
 6. Bijelic, Mladost6.8 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.6.6 
 8. Rizvic, Bosna6.6 
 9. Erkic, Radnik B.6.4 
 10. Damjanovic, Servi.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.8 
 2. Peljto, Kakanj6.3 
 3. Kascelan, Leotar5.9 
 4. Kovacevic, Capljina5.5 
 5. Radovanovic, Radni.5.3 
 6. Hodzic, Bosna5.2 
 7. Sinadinovic, Zrinj.5.2 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje4.9 
 9. Ivanic, Mladost4.5 
 10. Kastratovic, Vard.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hot, Vogosca3.0 
 2. Kovacevic, Capljina2.4 
 3. Bjelica, Capljina2.4 
 4. Lovric, Posusje2.4 
 5. Knezevic, Mladost1.7 
 6. Erkic, Radnik B.1.6 
 7. Hodzic, Bosna1.6 
 8. Kastratovic, Varda1.5 
 9. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.4 
 2. Popovic, Capljina0.6 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 4. Djuranovic, Borac0.6 
 5. Jovanovic, Radnik0.5 
 6. Suljagic, Kakanj0.5 
 7. Jurkovic, Capljina0.5 
 8. Buza, Bosna0.5 
 9. Demic, Bosna0.5 
 10. Erkic, Radnik B.0.5 


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

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

Kenan Bajramovic
Kenan Bajramovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81, currently plays in Eurocup). Bajramovic led his Turkish team Banvit BK to a victory against the closely-ranked Budivelnyk (3-2) 94-85 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. He scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group I. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (3-2) is placed first. Bajramovic's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. This season Bajramovic averages: 7.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 48.5%, 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 52.4%. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Zack Wright
Zack Wright
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Zack Wright (195-85, college: Central Mo., currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Russia. Wright could not help Spartak St.Petersburg (3-2) to beat Lokomotiv (5-0). He scored 9 points, grabbed 4 boards, passed 6 assists and added 3 steals. But the second-placed Spartak St.Petersburg was defeated 77-72 on the road by the leading Lokomotiv in the group K of Eurocup. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Wright's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And now that game is very crucial. Wright has relatively good stats this season: 11.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 5.6apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 75.8%(47-62), 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 72.7%. He is a naturalized American. Wright is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Bosnia.

Nihad Djedovic
Nihad Djedovic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Germany. Djedovic was not able to help ALBA Berlin (1-6) in their last game. Despite his very good performance ALBA Berlin (#7) was edged 67-65 in Malaga by the higher-ranked (#6) Unicaja in the group E of Euroleague. Djedovic was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 29 minutes. This year Djedovic's overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 46.7%, 3FGP: 29.7% and FT: 70.8% in the 16 games he played so far. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Esmir Rizvic
Esmir Rizvic
   #4. Center Esmir Rizvic (213-82, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to a Maribor Messer's victory against the ninth-ranked Grosuplje (2-13) 87-82 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Saturday night. Rizvic scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 33 minutes. KK Maribor Messer (11-4) is placed third in the Telemach League. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Rizvic is ranked eighth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 14.3ppg. This year his other stats are: 6.7rpg in the 15 games. Rizvic used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team back in 2009.

Zlatko Jovanovic
Zlatko Jovanovic
   #5. Former international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Romania) led Timisoara to a victory over the league outsider CS Dinamo Bucuresti (1-21) crushing them 112-63 in the Romanian Liga Nationala in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Jovanovic recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and making 10 passes. He also added 5 rebounds. BC Timisoara (15-7) is placed sixth in the Liga Nationala. Jovanovic is ranked fifth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (third place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Jovanovic averages: 16.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 6.3apg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team four years ago.

Edin Bavcic
Edin Bavcic
   #6. Power forward Edin Bavcic (209-84, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Greece), who plays in the Greek A1 was not able to secure a victory for KAOD (5-12) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance KAOD was defeated 91-81 at home by the leading Olympiacos. Bavcic was the second best scorer with 20 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Bavcic's total stats this season are: 5.9ppg and 2.6rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

Ernest Bremer
Ernest Bremer
   #7. An experienced former international guard Ernest Bremer (194-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy) helped Armani Milano win their game against the closely-ranked Lottomatica Roma (12-7) 79-66 in the Italian SerieA in Sunday night's game. He recorded 8 points. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (12-7) is placed fifth in the SerieA. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Bremer's total stats this season are: 5.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Bremer used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team two years ago. He played also for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

Sasa Vasiljevic
Sasa Vasiljevic
   #8. Point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Ukraine) helped Halychyna win their game against the tenth-ranked Kryvbasbasket (12-18) crushing them 90-67 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Sunday. Vasiljevic scored 12 points and added 6 passes in 26 minutes. Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (19-12) is placed third in the Superleague. It's Vasiljevic's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 8.5ppg, 1.6rpg and 4.0apg in the 31 games. Vasiljevic plays currently for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

Mujo Tuljkovic
Mujo Tuljkovic
   #9. Former international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (203-79, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Romania) is a teammate of previously mentioned Zlatko Jovanovic and both played together in the last Romanian Liga Nationala game. Tuljkovic was the major contributor in Timisoara's victory against the league outsider CS Dinamo Bucuresti (1-21) crushing them 112-63. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Tuljkovic has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team two years ago.

Ivan Opacak
Ivan Opacak
   #10. Shooting guard Ivan Opacak (201-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Polish team PGE Turow win their game against the sixth-ranked Lietuvos rytas (8-7) 86-78 in the VTB United League on Sunday night. Opacak scored 9 points in 24 minutes. PGE Turow Zgorzelec (4-11) is placed eighth in group A. There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Opacak has averaged so far 8.0ppg and 3.2rpg in the 14 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

   #11. Former U18 international forward Dejan Jeftic (200-89, currently plays in Serbia) helped Vrsac win their game against the 12th-ranked BKK Radnicki crushing them 98-69 in the Serbian A League in Saturday night's game. Jeftic scored 13 points. This season Jeftic has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg and 3.4rpg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team six years ago.

   #12. International center Elmedin Kikanovic (210-88, another player represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia couldn't help Enisey Krasnoyarsk (5-10) in their last game. Despite Kikanovic's good performance Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#8) was crushed 86-61 in Kaunas by the leading Zalgiris in the group B of VTB United League. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Kikanovic also added 8 rebounds in 21 minutes. Kikanovic has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 3.2rpg in the 15 games. He is also in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.

   #13. International point guard Nemanja Gordic (192-88, currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Partizan in their game against Zvezda in the Adriatic League. Gordic scored only 4 points. His team was defeated 84-76. Gordic has averaged so far 5.9ppg and 1.6apg. He is also Bosnia and Herzegovina national team player.

   #14. Former U18 international forward Boris Hadzimuratovic (204-91, currently plays in Canada), who plays in the Canadian university league CIS couldn't help the University of Laval (7-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hadzimuratovic's very good performance the University of Laval (#4) was badly defeated 81-63 in Montreal, QC by the Citadines. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Hadzimuratovic also added 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Hadzimuratovic has reliable stats this season: 11.2ppg and 7.3rpg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 national team back in 2009.

   #15. Former international point guard Terell Castle (182-72, agency: Court Side, college: Nicholls St., currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan couldn't help Eco Orebro (5-24) in their last game. Despite Castle's very good performance the bottom-ranked Eco Orebro lost 76-82 on their home court in Orebro to the leading Sundsvall Dragons. He was the top scorer with 25 points. Castle also added 4 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 39 minutes. Castle is currently ninth on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has very impressive stats this year: 16.9ppg, 3.5rpg, 5.9apg and 1.9spg in the 29 games. Castle is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team six years ago. Castle played also for BC Igokea Partizan Aleksandrovac in Bosnia and Herzegovina league.

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

   #1. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89, currently plays in Euroleague) led his Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker to a victory over the closely-ranked Besiktas (0-7) 78-72 in a derby game in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Bogdanovic recorded 25 points and added 3 assists in 36 minutes. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (2-5) is placed seventh in group F. Bogdanovic is ranked sixth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 15.3ppg. He also averaged so far 2.1rpg and 1.2apg in the 17 games he played so far. Bogdanovic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #2. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Russia could not help Khimky (4-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed Khimky was defeated 87-82 at home by the higher-ranked Olympiacos (#3) in the group F of Euroleague. Planinic recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and making 13 passes. He also added 6 rebounds. Planinic is currently first on the list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 6.3apg and 1.2spg. Planinic is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #3. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Euroleague), who plays in Spain was not able to help Real Madrid (6-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance the second-placed Real Madrid was edged 74-72 on the road by the leading Anadolu Efes in the group E of Euroleague. Begic recorded 10 points (made all of his six free throws) in only 10 minutes. It was Real Madrid's first loss after six consecutive victories. This year Begic averages: 4.8ppg and 3.4rpg in the 17 games. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian nationalities.

   #4. Damir Markota (209-F-85, currently plays in Turkey) was the main contributor in Besiktas' victory against the closely-ranked Tofas (7-11) 74-62 in the Turkish TBL last Sunday. Markota was MVP of the game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 33 minutes. Besiktas Istanbul (12-6) is placed sixth in the TBL. It's Markota's first season with the team. This year Markota's overall stats are: 7.9ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.2apg in the 18 games. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #5. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89, currently plays in Adriatic League) contributed to an Szolnok's surprising victory against the seventh-ranked Un.Olimpija (11-10) 89-72 in the Adriatic League last Saturday. Sehovic was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (6-15) closes the standings in the Adriatic League. This season Sehovic has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 4.5rpg and 2.2apg. He holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegrin passports.

   #6. Suad Sehovic (196-G/F-87, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to a 3-point Khimik's victory against the closely-ranked Hoverla 78-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague last Friday. Sehovic was the best player in that game. He recorded 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 37 minutes. This year Sehovic has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg in the 29 games. He holds both Montenegrin and Bosnia and Herzegovina passports.

   #7. Stanko Barac (216-C-86, currently plays in Turkey) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Anadolu Efes in their game against Galatasaray in the Turkish TBL. Barac scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 77-70. Barac's total stats this season are: 4.2ppg and 2.2rpg. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian nationalities.

   #8. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Adriatic League) couldn't help Cedevita in their game against MZT Skopje in the Adriatic League. Suton scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. His team was edged 80-78. This year his total stats are: 4.8ppg and 2.7rpg in the 19 games. Suton has dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian.

   #9. Miroslav Todic (205-F-85, currently plays in Ukraine) is a teammate of previously mentioned Suad Sehovic and both played together in the last Ukrainian Superleague game. Todic contributed to a 3-point Khimik's victory against the closely-ranked Hoverla 78-75. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes. It was his first game for Khimik this season. Todic has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian nationalities.

   #10. Teo Simovic (205-C-84, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help ZTE KK in their game against Kaposvari in the Hungarian A Division, despite his very good performance in Saturday night's game. Simovic had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals in 31 minutes. But his team lost 71-83. Simovic belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #3 with 8.8rpg. He also averaged so far 18.0ppg, 1.6apg and 1.4spg in the 20 games.



Adriatic League: Igokea thump Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Zadar 90:75

Igokea climbed back on top of the Adriatic League ladder. They thrashed visiting Zadar to jump at 16-5 record atop the standings. Milan Dozet (203-SF-79) nailed 21 points to pace the league leaders.
Igokea had to overcome a slow start to the game. They faced a 4-point deficit after ten minutes of action 21:25. Igokea picked up the tempo in the second frame. The Bosnian team went ona 28:16 rally to ensure a 49:41 halftime lead. Igokea consolidated their lead in the third term. They held the visitors to 13 points in the period to establish a 17-point advantage with ten minutes remaining. Igokea cleared off to a 14-point distance in the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) came up with 15 points, while Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points for Igokea. Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) answered with 19 points and 9 rebounds for Zadar. Barisa Krasic (203-C-78) had 12 points in the loss.

Igokea: Milan Dozet 21, Corsley Edwards 15, Branko Jorovic 14
Zadar: Franko Kastropil 19, Barisa Krasic 12



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Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 21-1 
 2. Brasilia 16-4 
 3. Uberlandia 16-6 
 4. Bauru 15-7 
 5. Franca 15-8 
 6. Pinheiros/Sky 14-6 
 7. S.Jose/Unimed 13-11 
 8. Paulistano 12-10 
 9. Minas 12-11 
 10. Basquete Cearense 10-11 
 11. Liga Sorocaba 10-13 
 12. Limeira 9-13 
 13. Mogi das Cruzes 8-14 
 14. Joinville 8-14 
 15. Vila Velha 8-15 
 16. Palmeiras 5-17 
 17. Tijuca TC 4-19 
 18. Suzano 3-19 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 16: Palmeiras - Minas 96-87
Feb. 16: Bauru - Basquete Cearense 95-84
Feb. 16: Suzano - Vila Velha 88-94
Feb. 16: Flamengo - Franca 86-91
Feb. 16: Joinville - S.Jose/Unimed 79-93
Feb. 16: Limeira - Mogi das Cruzes 71-79
Feb. 16: Liga Sorocaba - Brasilia 70-100
Feb. 16: Tijuca TC - Uberlandia 63-83

Round 21

Feb. 17: Pinheiros/Sky - Suzano 91-65

Round 23

Feb. 18: Bauru - Brasilia
Feb. 18: Flamengo - Uberlandia


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.7 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 3. Simmons, Vila Velha20.2 
 4. Holloway, Liga S.19.7 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.19.5 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.18.9 
 7. Day, Uberlandia18.1 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.18.0 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.17.8 
 10. Dos Santos, Brasi.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Babby ARAUJO
  Mogi d.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 9
 1. Araujo, Mogi d.9.0 
 2. Rodriguez, Flame.9.0 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.9.0 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.8 
 5. Agba, Bauru7.6 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.5 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.5 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo7.1 
 9. Soares, Suzano6.8 
 10. Rodrigues, Minas6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.7 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 4. Smith, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.0 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia5.0 
 7. Taylor, Bauru4.9 
 8. Campos, Suzano4.6 
 9. Dawkins, Liga S.4.5 
 10. Lima, Limeira4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.1 
 4. Teichmann, Franca0.1 
 5. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.1 
 6. Ferreira, Uberland.0.1 
 7. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.1 
 8. Mensah, Flamengo0.1 
 9. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 10. Silva, Brasilia0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arlindo NETO
  Liga Sorocaba
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.1 
 2. Campos, Suzano2.0 
 3. Nardi Duarte, Min.2.0 
 4. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 5. Dos Santos, Brasil.1.8 
 6. Dawkins, Liga S.1.8 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 8. Simmons, Vila Velha1.7 
 9. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.1.6 
 10. Teichmann, Franca1.6 


Ginastico sign five more players - by Paulo Freire

Ginastico B.Horizont basketball team continue to build their roster, the managers of the team have agreed with five more players for the dispute of Brazil Cup.
The point guard Bernardo Barreto (183-PG-83), the small forward Bruno da Silva (205-F-81, college: W.Florida) and Luis Fernando Lima (193-G-93), and the forward Gedson Thawan (202-F-91) and center Luis Fernando de Souza (210-C-78) are the new faces of the team.
Luis Fernando de Souza is back on basketball after a few years of retirement, the player has a lot of experience and should be a reference in that group.
Bernardo Barreto is a very knowing local player from Minas Gerais State that has played for almost all teams in the region.
Gedson Thawan is a young player that was formed in the rival club the Olympico and is now ready to start getting playing time in the professional level.
Bruno is a forward that can open to shoot the three point, his last club was the Vila Velha.
Luis Fernando is a young talent formed by the young bascis team of Araraquara who is looking to get his feet wet on the Pro-Level.





Fluminense sign Castellon and go after americans - by Paulo Freire

The Fluminense FC basketball team still looking to found their best roster for the Brazil Cup.
The managers of the team have agreed with guard Rafael Castellon (85) that comes from Sao Bernardo dos Campos team.
The team also has a new target and are close to agreed with two american players, the center Kenneth Cooper (208-C-87, college: UAB) and guard Eddie Miller (195-G).
In the other hand Fluminense FC waived center Thiago Cordeiro Ellis Kayijuka (208-C-85, college: Arkansas Tech) due to a foot injury and forward Luiz Toledo (203-F-87, college: Idaho) decided to not continue with the team, Toledo sign with Ginastico B.Horizont and will play with his brother Julio Toledo (194-F-85) on Ginastico B.Horizont team.



Rio Claro sign Rafael Stabile - by Paulo Freire

The ACBD Rio Claro basketball team is been the latest club to start working on their roster for the Brazil Cup.
The managers of the team took some time to start working that they last a couple of players to Macae team.
The first announced player for ACBD Rio Claro is Rafael Stabile (F-88) the small forward who played for Jacarei last season but has been for many years playing in Araraquara.
The managers of the team also renew the contract of Vinicius Dione (196-F/C-87), Leo Alves (202-F/C-75), Juliano Randal (87), Luisinho da Silva (181-G-78) and Guilherme Gazaro (192-G-91)
The guard Rafu Da Silva (197-G/F-83, college: New Haven) is in negotiation with the team to renew his contract, but has offers from some clubs and it is not sure if he will continue in ACBD Rio Claro.
Rio Claro also has a verbal agreement with two american players, sources says that one of them should be Desmon Farmer (196-F/G-81, agency: Interperformances, college: USC).



Hilario Nene's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Brazilians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Hilario Nene
Hilario Nene
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Hilario Nene (207-82, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a Washington Wizards' victory against the Milwaukee Bucks (26-25) 102-90 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Nene had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added 6 assists in 37 minutes on the court. The Washington Wizards have not so impressive 15-36 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Nene has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 12.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.9apg, 2FGP: 49.7% and FT: 73.1% in the 38 games he played so far. Nene is currently a member of the Brazilian senior national team.

Tiago Splitter
Tiago Splitter
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Tiago Splitter (211-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in NBA). He led San Antonio Spurs to a victory against the Chicago Bulls (30-22) 103-89 in the NBA last Monday. Splitter recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists (made all of his six free throws). The San Antonio Spurs have a very solid 42-12 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Splitter has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 59.1%(214-362) and FT: 75.1%. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Spanish. Splitter is in the roster of the Brazilian senior national team.

Hatila Passos
Hatila Passos
   #3. The Brazilian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Hatila Passos (211-85, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Uruguay), who plays in the Uruguayan LUB. Passos could not help Hebraica (2-5) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the eighth-placed Hebraica was defeated 88-80 on the road by the higher-ranked Aguada (#7) in the Serie 1. Passos recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 11 rebounds. The Second Stage already ended. Passos belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #4. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.5ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 67.4%(211-313) and FT: 56.1%. Passos played for the Brazilian national team three years ago.

Rafael Hettsheimer
Rafael Hettsheimer
   #4. Center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Assignia Manresa (4-17) crushing them 104-70 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He scored 8 points in only 14 minutes. Real Madrid (20-1) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Hettsheimer's overall stats are: 4.5ppg and 1.9rpg in the 11 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Brazilian and Spanish. Hettsheimer used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2011.

Marcelinho Huertas
Marcelinho Huertas
   #5. International point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 2-point Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the 16th-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (6-15) 72-70 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Regal FC Barcelona (13-8) is placed sixth in the ACB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Huertas belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #6. His total stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. Huertas has both Brazilian and Italian nationalities. He plays currently for the Brazilian national team.

Lucas Tischer
Lucas Tischer
   #6. Center Lucas Tischer (208-83, currently plays in Argentina) contributed to Penarol's victory against the league outsider La Union (10-28) 89-82 in the Argentinian LigaA in Sunday night's game. Tischer scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 24 minutes. Penarol Mar del Plata (25-11) is placed second in the LigaA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Tischer's total stats are: 5.8ppg and 4.2rpg in the nine games. He is a former international player as he played for the Brazilian senior team seven years ago.

Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
   #7. International point guard Leandro Barbosa (190-82, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Boston Celtics (28-24) in their game against the Charlotte Bobcats (12-40) in the NBA. Barbosa cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and added 3 assists. The Boston Celtics were edged 94-91 in Charlotte by the Bobcats. Barbosa has averaged so far 5.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.5apg. He is also Brazilian national team player.

Jonathan Tavernari
Jonathan Tavernari
   #8. Swingman Jonathan Tavernari (198-87, college: BYU, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Givova Scafati's victory against the tenth-ranked AcegasAps TR (8-10) 76-69 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) on Sunday night. Tavernari recorded 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 28 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Givova Scafati Basket (10-8) is placed fifth in the Lega2. They ended the series of five consecutive loses. Tavernari has averaged so far 7.7ppg and 3.2rpg in the 18 games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2010.

Raul Neto
Raul Neto
   #9. International point guard Raul Neto (186-92, currently plays in Spain) helped Lagun Aro GBC win their game against the 14th-ranked Blancos de Rueda (8-13) 94-78 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. He scored 7 points and added 4 assists in 20 minutes. Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC (4-17) is located at the very bottom in the ACB. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of three consecutive loses. Neto has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.2apg and 1.4spg in the 21 games. He is also in the roster of the Brazilian national team.

Marcus Vinicius Toledo
Marcus Vinicius Toledo
   #10. Forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (203-86, currently plays in Spain) helped Ford Burgos win their game against the league outsider Melilla Baloncesto (4-14) 85-79 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. Toledo scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Autocid Ford Burgos (15-3) is placed second in the LEB Gold. Toledo is currently second on the league's list of most steals. He has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8spg. Toledo is an international player who is currently on the senior Brazilian National Team roster.

   #11. Former U17 international center Rafael Maia (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Brown in their game against the Cornell University in the NCAA. Maia scored 9 points. His team was edged 69-66. This season he has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.1bpg. Maia used to play for the Brazilian U17 national team six years ago.

   #12. Former international center Lucas Nogueira (213-92, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Asefa Estudiantes Madrid in a victory against the 12th-ranked Unicaja Malaga 82-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He scored only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. Nogueira has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg in the 21 games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team back in 2011.

   #13. Former international guard Carlos Cobos (193-88, currently plays in Spain) helped Leche Rio Breogan win their game against the tenth-ranked Lleida Basquet 83-68 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Saturday night. He scored only 2 points in 22 minutes. Cobos has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games. He used to play for the Brazilian national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Vitor Faverani (211-C-88, currently plays in Spain) led Valencia Basket to a victory over the 13th-ranked CB Canarias (8-13) crushing them 105-85 in the Spanish ACB on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Faverani scored 16 points and added 4 assists in a mere 16 minutes. Valencia Basket (13-8) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. It's Faverani's fourth season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.7ppg and 5.3rpg in the 12 games he played so far.

   #2. Rodrigo de Souza (188-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Pacific's victory against the Cal State - Northridge (4-10) 66-59 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. de Souza scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). The University of Pacific has a solid 9-4 conference record this season. de Souza has averaged so far 7.7ppg and 3.2rpg.

   #3. Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Minnesota St., currently plays in Bulgaria), who plays in the Bulgarian NBL could not help Balkan (11-6) to beat Lukoil Academik (15-2). He scored 7 points in 25 minutes. Balkan lost 71-82 on the road to the leading Lukoil Academik. It was Balkan's first loss after five consecutive victories. Santos' team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Santos is currently third on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (fifth place). This year he has very good stats: 11.1ppg, 9.5rpg and 1.1bpg in the 15 games.

   #4. Kazuya Hatano (192-F-82, currently plays in Japan) contributed to a 1-point Shimane Magic's victory against the leader Okinawa GK (24-8) 68-67 in the Japanese BJ League in Saturday night's game. Hatano scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Western. Shimane Susanoo Magic (23-11) is placed second. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Hatano has averaged so far 2.7ppg and 1.2rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Brazilian and Japanese. Despite Hatano's Brazilian passport, he previously played for the Japanese U22 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Brazilian team.

   #5. Andre Coimbra (205-F-86, agency: SDJ Sports, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in Japan) was not able to help Oita Heat Devils (11-23) in their game against Fukuoka Rizing (22-12) in the Japanese BJ League. Coimbra scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 18 minutes. Oita Heat Devils (#8) were badly defeated 90-71 in Fukuoka by the higher-ranked (#4) Rizing in the Western group. It was Oita Heat Devils' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Coimbra has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg in the four games.

   #6. Rinaldo Mafra (201-F-86, currently studies in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Jacksonville St. in their game against the Eastern Kentucky University in the NCAA. He scored 5 points. His team was defeated 80-67. Mafra has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg.

   #7. Renan Lenz (206-C-90, is currently at the American university) managed to help University of Utah in a victory against the Arizona State University 60-55 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored only 4 points in 7 minutes on the court. Lenz has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg in the four games.

   #8. Pedro Maciel (185-PG-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Nicholls St. in their game against the Northwestern State University in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Maciel scored only 2 points. His team was defeated 84-79. Maciel has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5apg.

   #9. Luiz Bidart (183-G-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Seattle in their game against the Louisiana Tech University in the NCAA. Bidart cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was defeated 64-58. Bidart has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg.

   #10. Gabriel Dos Santos (193-G, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland State University crushing them 92-62 in the NCAA last Tuesday. He recorded only 1 points in 2 minutes on the court. Dos Santos has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games.



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Standings A2

Division A Standings
 1. Spartak MVR 8-2 
 2. UE Varna 7-3 
 3. Academik BL 7-3 
 4. Thrace Univ. 7-3 
 5. Academik PL 5-5 
 6. Dunav 2007 3-7 
 7. Chavdar 2-8 
 8. Vidabasket 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 17: Spartak MVR - Dunav 2007 92-73
Feb. 17: Chavdar - Thrace Univ. 81-93
Feb. 17: Vidabasket - Academik PL 77-91
Feb. 17: Academik BL - UE Varna 71-70

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 24: UE Varna - Academik PL
Feb. 24: Dunav 2007 - Chavdar
Feb. 24: Spartak MVR - Vidabasket
Feb. 24: Thrace Univ. - Academik BL


Division A Round 10: UE Varna loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

Round 10 in Division A means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Blagoevgrad where host Academic Blagoevgrad (7-3) edged league's leader UE Varna (7-3) 71-70 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of UE Varna. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Academic Blagoevgrad moved-up to second place, which they share with UE Varna and Thrace Univ. UE Varna will play next round against Academik Plovdiv trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Academic Blagoevgrad will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Thrace Univ. in Stara Zagora.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Spartak MVR as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Spartak MVR smashed 6th ranked Dunav 2007 in Sofia 92-73. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Dunav 2007 at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Dunav 2007 will play next round against Chavdar trying to get back on the winning streak. Spartak MVR will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vidabasket at home.
The game in Troyan was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Thrace Univ. (7-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Chavdar (2-8). Thrace Univ. defeated Chavdar 93-81 on Sunday. Thrace Univ. have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Academik BL and UE Varna. Loser Chavdar keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Thrace Univ. will meet at home Academic Blagoevgrad (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chavdar will play against Dunav 2007 (#6) in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Vida was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Academik Plovdiv (5-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Vidabasket (1-9). Academik Plovdiv defeated Vidabasket 91-77. Academik Plovdiv maintains fifth position with 5-5 record. Vidabasket lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Academik Plovdiv's next round opponent will be league's second-placed UE Varna on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Vidabasket will play against the league's leader Spartak MVR (#1) in Sofia.



Chavdar - Thrace Univ. 81-93

The game in Troyan was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Thrace Univ. (7-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Chavdar (2-8). Thrace Univ. defeated Chavdar 93-81 on Sunday. Thrace Univ. have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Academik BL and UE Varna. Loser Chavdar keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Thrace Univ. will meet at home Academic Blagoevgrad (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chavdar will play against Dunav 2007 (#6) in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Spartak MVR - Dunav 2007 92-73

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Spartak MVR as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Spartak MVR smashed 6th ranked Dunav 2007 in Sofia 92-73. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Dunav 2007 at the other side keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Dunav 2007 will play next round against Chavdar trying to get back on the winning streak. Spartak MVR will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vidabasket at home.
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Academik BL - UE Varna 71-70

Round 10 in Division A means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Blagoevgrad where host Academic Blagoevgrad (7-3) edged league's leader UE Varna (7-3) 71-70 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of UE Varna. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Academic Blagoevgrad moved-up to second place, which they share with UE Varna and Thrace Univ. UE Varna will play next round against Academik Plovdiv trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Academic Blagoevgrad will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Thrace Univ. in Stara Zagora.
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Vidabasket - Academik PL 77-91

The game in Vida was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Academik Plovdiv (5-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Vidabasket (1-9). Academik Plovdiv defeated Vidabasket 91-77. Academik Plovdiv maintains fifth position with 5-5 record. Vidabasket lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Academik Plovdiv's next round opponent will be league's second-placed UE Varna on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Vidabasket will play against the league's leader Spartak MVR (#1) in Sofia.
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Earl Rowland selected the top Bulgarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Earl Rowland
Earl Rowland
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Latvia. He could not help VEF Riga (3-2) in their last game. Despite Rowland's very good performance the first-placed VEF Riga lost in an overtime 96-103 at home to the second-ranked Valencia Basket in the group J of Eurocup. He was the top scorer with 29 points. Rowland also added 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 38 minutes on the court. It was VEF Riga's first loss after three consecutive victories. His team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And that game will be critical. Rowland has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.7apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 42.2% and FT: 73.0% in the 11 games he played so far. Rowland is a naturalized American. He played for the Bulgarian senior national team two years ago. Strangely Rowland has never played in Bulgaria.

Dejan Ivanov
Dejan Ivanov
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Lithuania. Ivanov was not able to help Lietuvos rytas (8-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance Lietuvos rytas (#6) lost 78-86 on the road to the lower-ranked (#8) PGE Turow in the group A of VTB United League. Ivanov was the top scorer with 14 points. He also added 9 rebounds in 29 minutes. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. There are only three games left until the end of the VTB United League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Ivanov's overall stats are: 9.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 2FGP: 63.5%(40-63), 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 66.0% in the 13 games. He played for the Bulgarian national team in 2011.

Jared Homan
Jared Homan
   #3. The Bulgarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Germany). He led Bayern Muenchen to a victory against the ninth-ranked s Oliver Baskets (11-12) 80-75 in the German BBL last Saturday. Homan scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. FC Bayern Muenchen (16-7) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Homan has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 46.0% and FT: 58.5% in the 22 games. He is a naturalized American. Homan played for the Bulgarian national team three years ago. Apparently he has never played in Bulgaria.

Earl Calloway
Earl Calloway
   #4. Guard Earl Calloway (191-83, college: Indiana, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a 2-point Unicaja Malaga's victory against the closely-ranked ALBA Berlin (1-6) 67-65 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. Calloway recorded 10 points. Unicaja Malaga (3-4) is placed sixth in group E. This season Calloway has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American. Calloway used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2010. Interesting that he has never played in Bulgaria.

Ivan Lilov
Ivan Lilov
   #5. International shooting guard Ivan Lilov (196-88, currently plays in Romania) led Gaz Metan to a victory over the 14th-ranked Oradea (0-20) 71-64 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. He was MVP of the game. Lilov recorded 17 points and had 3 steals. CS Gaz Metan Medias (14-8) is placed eighth in the Liga Nationala. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Lilov has reliable stats this season: 10.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.9spg. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

Cedric Simmons
Cedric Simmons
   #6. Power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St., currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Enel Brindisi's victory against the fourth-ranked Cantu (12-7) 69-65 in the Italian SerieA on Sunday night. Simmons recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. Enel Brindisi (10-9) is placed ninth in the SerieA. Simmons is ranked fourth on the list of the best blockers in the league with 1.3bpg. This year his other stats are: 8.1ppg and 6.2rpg in the 19 games. Simmons is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bulgarian National Team roster. However Simmons has never played in Bulgaria.

Filip Videnov
Filip Videnov
   #7. An experienced international small forward Filip Videnov (196-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: W.Kentucky, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an Olin Edirne's victory against the league outsider Hacettepe (3-15) 70-62 in the Turkish TBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 16 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Olin Edirne Basketball (4-14) is placed 14th in the TBL. It was his team's first victory after eight consecutive loses. This season Videnov has very high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.0apg. Videnov is also Bulgarian national team player.

Kaloyan Ivanov
Kaloyan Ivanov
   #8. Forward Kaloyan Ivanov (205-86, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Air Avellino's victory against the closely-ranked Vanoli Cremona (7-12) 93-81 in the Italian SerieA last Sunday. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 23 minutes. Sidigas Avellino (5-14) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in the SerieA. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Ivanov's stats this year are: 12.7ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1apg and 1.7spg in the seven games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2011.

Andre Owens
Andre Owens
   #9. Former international guard Andre Owens (193-80, college: Houston, currently plays in Cyprus) helped Keravnos win their game against the fifth-ranked Apollon (9-12) 70-58 in the Cypriot Division A on Tuesday night. Owens scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Keravnos Strovolou (18-3) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended. It's Owens' first season with the team. His total stats this year are: 9.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg. Owens is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team four years ago. Owens played also for Lukoil Academik Sofia in Bulgarian league.

Roderick Blakney
Roderick Blakney
   #10. Guard Roderick Blakney (184-76, college: S.Carolina St., currently plays in Eurocup) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Cajasol (0-5) in their game against Stelmet ZG (2-3) in the Eurocup. He scored 6 points and added 5 assists in 25 minutes. Cajasol (#4) lost 81-85 on their home court in Sevilla to the higher-ranked (#3) Stelmet ZG in the group K of Eurocup. So far Cajasol lost all five games in the Top 16. Blakney's team will play only one more game in the Eurocup Top 16. And now that game is quite important. This year Blakney's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.6apg in the five games. He is a naturalized American. Blakney is a former international player as six years ago he still played for the Bulgarian senior national team.

   #11. International power forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, currently plays in Romania) helped U-Mobitelco win their game against the 13th-ranked Timba Timosoara crushing them 95-72 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Saturday night. He recorded 10 points and added 5 passes in 26 minutes. Nikolov averaged so far 14.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.6spg in the 21 games. He plays currently for the Bulgarian national team.

   #12. Former international guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Romania) helped CSU Sibiu win their game against the 14th-ranked Miercurea Ciuc 82-79 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. Gruev recorded 11 points and added 4 passes in 23 minutes. He belongs to league's best passers and is ranked #7 with 4.7apg. This year Gruev also averages: 13.2ppg and 2.6rpg in the 20 games. He used to play for the Bulgarian national team back in 2011.

   #13. International forward Aleksandar Georgiev (203-90, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Assignia Manresa in their game against Real Madrid in the Spanish ACB. Georgiev scored only 4 points. His team was crushed by 34 points 104-70. He has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 2.1rpg. Georgiev is also Bulgarian national team player.

   #14. Former U20 international guard Georgi Sirakov (186-92, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Mazzeo San Severo in their game against Lucca in the Italian Nazionale A (third division). Sirakov recorded 8 points in 18 minutes. His team lost 67-72. This year he averages only 7.8ppg in the 23 games. Sirakov used to play for the Bulgarian U20 national team back in 2011.

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

   #1. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Euroleague) led his Greek team Olympiacos to a victory against the closely-ranked Khimky (4-3) 87-82 in the Euroleague last Friday. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (4-3) is placed third in group F. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Antic's overall stats this season are: 5.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian.

   #2. Kee Kee Clark (180-PG-84, college: St.Peter's, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA could not help Umana Venezia (10-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Clark's very good performance Umana Venezia was crushed 108-84 on the road by the second-ranked Banco di Sardegna Sassari. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Clark has relatively good stats this season: 13.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.1apg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Clark has never played in Bulgaria.

   #3. Experienced Willie Deane (188-PG-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue, currently plays in Ukraine) contributed to a 3-point Khimik's victory against the closely-ranked Hoverla (16-14) 78-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague in Friday night's game. Deane recorded 10 points and added 9 assists in 26 minutes. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (17-12) is placed fifth in the Superleague. Deane has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 3.1rpg and 6.1apg in the 27 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Deane used to play for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia in Bulgarian league.

   #4. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in FYR Macedonia) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Vardar (2-9) crushing them 82-60 in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga last Saturday. Karadzovski scored 11 points and added 3 assists. Kozuv Gevgelija (9-2) is placed first in the Prva Liga. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Karadzovski is currently fourth on the list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.5apg. Karadzovski is another player who holds two passports: Bulgarian and FYR Macedonian.

   #5. Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80, currently plays in Norway) contributed to Tromso's victory against the closely-ranked Baerum Basket (12-10) 95-88 in the Norwegian BLNO in Sunday night's game. Mihaylov scored 20 points and had 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Tromso Storm (18-4) is placed first in the BLNO. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. Mihaylov is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his seventh year in Tromso's roster. He has averaged so far 9.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.9apg.

   #6. Kristoffer Gafor (194-G-92, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) was not able to help Malbas (10-7) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Malbas (#5) lost 59-68 at home to the second-ranked Brahe Basket in the South group. Gafor was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes. Gafor is currently eighth on the list of top scorers with 18.8ppg. He also averaged so far 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg in the 17 games. Gafor has both Swedish and Bulgarian nationalities.

   #7. Dinko Marshavelski (211-F/C-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Northeastern in their game against the University of Delaware in the NCAA. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Marshavelski scored only 2 points. His team was edged in an overtime 76-74. He has averaged so far, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0spg.

   #8. Viktor Vladov (202-F-91, currently plays in Germany) managed to help BG Topstar Leitershofen/Stadtbergen to win against the seventh-ranked Fraport Skyliners II 105-91 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Vladov has averaged so far 3.2ppg and 2.8rpg. He also holds two passports: Bulgarian and German.



Kostov's 33-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old shooting guard Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Levski Sofia and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 33 points adding four rebounds and three assists for Levski Sofia in his team's victory, helping them to beat Tundja Yambol (#5, 9-8) 78-67. Levski Sofia maintains the 2nd position in Bulgarian league. They are still close to the very top. Levski Sofia would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-3 record. In the team's last game Kostov had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Levski Sofia's top player in his first season with the team. Chavdar Kostov averages this season 12.9ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Giorgos Galiotos (213-C-86, agency: Interperformances) of Cherno More. He is Greek center in his first season at Cherno More. In the last game Galiotos recorded impressive double-double of 12 points and 18 rebounds. Of course he lead Cherno More to another comfortable win outscoring U20 (#10, 0-17) 84-55. Cherno More'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 7-9 record. Galiotos is a newcomer at Cherno More 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 guard Reginald Holmes (193-G-87) of Beroe (#7). Holmes got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . He was a key player of Beroe, leading his team to a 103-78 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Spartak Pleven (#9, 4-13). The chances of Beroe ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Holmes could help Beroe to bring them higher in the standings. Holmes has a great season in Bulgaria. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.8ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets - 20 points and 16 rebounds
5. Mitchell Carter (208-C) of Beroe - 15 points and 12 rebounds
6. Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Will Walker (183-G) of Beroe - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Asen Velikov (185-PG-86) of Cherno More - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) of Balkan - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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CIS Standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 17-1 
 2. Acadia 14-4 
 3. UPEI 11-7 
 4. Dalhousie 10-8 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-11 
 6. New Brunsw. 6-12 
 7. St.Mary's 6-12 
 8. Memorial 1-17 
CanWest Pacific Division
 1. UBC 18-4 
 2. Victoria 16-6 
 3. TWU 12-10 
 4. UFV 12-10 
 5. TRU 7-15 
 6. UNBC 6-16 
 7. Mount Royal 5-17 
 8. UBC Okanagan 4-18 
CanWest Prairie Division
 1. Saskatchewan 16-6 
 2. Winnipeg 14-8 
 3. Manitoba 14-8 
 4. Alberta 14-8 
 5. Calgary 13-9 
 6. Lethbridge 12-10 
 7. Regina 7-15 
 8. Brandon 6-16 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 19-1 
 2. Ottawa 15-5 
 3. Ryerson 15-5 
 4. Laurentian 11-9 
 5. Queen's 10-10 
 6. York 8-12 
 7. Toronto Univ. 3-17 
 8. RMC 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 16-5 
 2. Lakehead 14-7 
 3. McMaster 13-8 
 4. Laurier 8-13 
 5. Brock 8-13 
 6. Waterloo 6-15 
 7. Guelph 5-16 
 8. Western 3-18 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 10-4 
 2. Bishop's 10-5 
 3. Concordia 8-6 
 4. UQAM 5-10 
 5. Laval 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 35

Feb. 16: McMaster - Lakehead 92-82
Feb. 16: UPEI - St.Francis X. 88-78
Feb. 16: UBC Okanagan - TRU 86-77 OT
Feb. 17: New Brunsw. - Memorial 86-58
Feb. 16: Ryerson - Toronto Univ. 86-51
Feb. 16: UNBC - Mount Royal 83-68
Feb. 16: UQAM - Laval 81-63
Feb. 16: New Brunsw. - Memorial 80-64
Feb. 16: Saskatchewan - Alberta 79-73
Feb. 16: Brock - Windsor 77-84
Feb. 16: Victoria - UBC 74-71
Feb. 16: TWU - UFV 74-61
Feb. 16: Acadia - Cape Breton 73-49
Feb. 16: Guelph - Waterloo 62-63
Feb. 16: Brandon - Regina 61-70
Feb. 16: Bishop''s - McGill 60-78
Feb. 17: Acadia - Cape Breton 60-70
Feb. 16: Ottawa - Carleton 107-111
Feb. 16: Laurier - Western 102-84

Regular Season: Round 36

Feb. 20: St.Francis X. - Dalhousie
Feb. 20: St.Mary''s - Acadia
Feb. 21: McGill - Laval
Feb. 21: Concordia - Bishop''s


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxwell ALLIN
  Laurier
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Allin, Laurier23.2 
 2. Lamar, Saskatch.22.9 
 3. Freeman, UFV21.6 
 4. Ratte, Laurentian20.7 
 5. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.7 
 6. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.1 
 7. Dunn, St.Francis X.20.1 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 9. Fee, New Brunsw.19.7 
 10. Coulthard, Laurier19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Derek WALDNER
  Lethb.
  (201-C-)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Waldner, Lethb.11.5 
 2. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.3 
 3. Klassen, Acadia11.0 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.6 
 5. Kamen, UBC10.5 
 6. Salhia, Lakehead10.3 
 7. Burns, Regina9.7 
 8. Allin, Laurier9.4 
 9. Burns, Saskatch.9.2 
 10. Moses, Calgary9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.6 
 2. Hebert, Regina6.2 
 3. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.2 
 4. Walton, Manitoba5.1 
 5. Lamar, Saskatch.5.0 
 6. Pasquale, Laure.4.8 
 7. Allin, Laurier4.6 
 8. York, UFV4.5 
 9. Bonhomme, Brandon4.4 
 10. Smith, TWU4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.5 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.0 
 3. Daley, New Brunsw.2.8 
 4. Perrin, TWU2.7 
 5. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 6. Walton, Manitoba2.7 
 7. Parchment, UFV2.6 
 8. Smith, TWU2.4 
 9. Hunter, Bishop''s2.3 
 10. Clarke, St.Franc.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moses, Calgary2.1 
 2. Duke, UPEI2.0 
 3. Andrews, Bishop''s1.9 
 4. Eyitayo, Concordia1.8 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead1.6 
 6. Dewar, Alberta1.4 
 7. Luby, Brock1.4 
 8. Osuntola, Windsor1.3 
 9. Noel, Manitoba1.3 
 10. James, Brandon1.3 



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Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Shavlik RANDOLPH
  Foshan LL
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 32.7
 1. Randolph, Foshan32.7 
 2. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.5 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.5 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 5. Akognon, Liaoning.30.3 
 6. Marbury, Beijing29.5 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha29.4 
 8. Spencer, Jilin N.28.6 
 9. Daniels, Qingdao E.28.6 
 10. Haislip, DongGuan.27.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  TianJin S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Harvey, TianJin S.16.6 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.2 
 3. Randolph, Foshan14.4 
 4. Li, Liaoning H.13.3 
 5. Wang, Fujian QB12.9 
 6. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.4 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB11.4 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.3 
 9. Singleton, Xinjian.11.3 
 10. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.2 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.9.1 
 2. Perkins, Foshan LL6.8 
 3. Lu, Shanxi Zh.6.0 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB5.5 
 5. Marbury, Beijing5.3 
 6. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 7. McGrady, Qingd.5.1 
 8. Forbes, Guangsha4.9 
 9. Qahwash, Jiang.4.7 
 10. Gaines, Fujian QB4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Doron PERKINS
  Foshan LL
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Perkins, Foshan LL2.6 
 2. Spencer, Jilin N.2.5 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB2.4 
 4. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.4 
 5. Abbas, Shandong FB2.3 
 6. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 8. Marbury, Beijing2.2 
 9. Han, Bayi R.2.1 
 10. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.3.9 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.9 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 4. Jones, Liaoning H.1.9 
 5. Yi, Guangdong ST1.8 
 6. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.7 
 7. Morris, Beijing Du.1.7 
 8. Vroman, Shandong.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.4 


The Celtics sign Terrence Williams, ex Guangdong ST - by Eurobasket News

Boston Celtics signed 26-year old swingman Terrence Williams (198-100kg-87, college: Louisville) to a 10-day contract. He just played at Guangdong Southern Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 29 games this season he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg. Williams also played at the Pistons earlier that season. The most of last season he spent at the Kings. In 18 NBA games last year he recorded 8.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 3.1apg. The other team Williams played that season for were the Rockets. In 12 NBA games he recorded 4.5ppg and 2.3rpg. Part of previous (2010-11) season he spent at Brooklyn Nets (previous name New Jersey Nets). In 10 NBA games that year he recorded 6.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 3.1apg. Another team Williams played shortly was Springfield Armor. In three D-League games he recorded also great stats: 28.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 10.7apg and 1.3spg.
In 2009 he was drafted by New Jersey Nets in first round (11th overall). The former University of Louisville standoutis in his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his college team won Big East Tournament in 2009. Williams was also voted All-Big East 1st Team back in 2009.
He has played previously for Houston Rockets.
Williams could be described: He is a defensive stopper who is able to guard multiple positions on the floor which should help him at the next level ... His vision and ability to pass are standout for a wing player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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HALCONES DEL NORTE GETS OMAR SANDERS - by Victor Garcia

Omar Sanders (200-F-90) (F, 2,00, South Carolina) is the player under contract with Halcones del Norte, Sanders is coming to play his first proseason after finishes his collegiate career at South Carolina State, he averages 10,6 PPG and 8RPG in his last college season.
Sanders can fill the small forward and power forward spots
With Sanders Halcones already has their three imports: Derochowski, Truscott and Sanders.



ACADEMIA CHANGES THE NAME OF THEIR IMPORTS, BRINGS BLUE AND FARLEY - by Victor Garcia

Academia de Medellin did no agree terms with the first pair of imports announced and finally gets two americans for the 4 and 5 positions.
Desmond Blue (2,11 C Lee NAIA), a strong center that had played in Mejico and the Dominica Republic, Blue also was member of an american select team that played in the Taipeis William Jones Cup.
Steffon Farley (203-F, college: Adelphi) a 2,03 F/C played lately in Chile with Puente Alto team averagin 17 PPG, both players will join Cesar Chaves as the Academia importplayers group.



TYRONE RAYSON IS THE THIRD IMPORT OF AGUILAS - by Victor Garcia

Aguilas de Tunja already got their import players roster complete, adding the american small forward Tyrone Rayson (198-F-80, college: East Central), the player is having his first overseas experience and will fill the 3 spot.
The colombian-venezuelan player Jean Carlos Garcia is also back in Tunja, he played last season with Patriotas and is probably the most experienced player in the roster, Jared Corpus from San Andres is also in the roster for the season opener, the directives are still trying get a couple more of Colombian players.



DPB TEAMS PREVIEW: HALCONES DEL NORTE - by Victor Garcia

Another newcomer, the Club that has the support of the local government wants to give the chance to the young talents, the experienced Venezuelan coach Ibsen Castrillo is going to guide the team and all his imports are frontcourt players, Louis Truscott comes back after a good season with Nuevo Choco bringing mid range and low post offensive, Travis Derochowski will be the starting center, Derochowski has not had a good season in Venezuela but will be the tallest player in the roster, finally Omar Sanders is coming to test himself as A pro playing in the small forward.
Eleutherio Renteria (194-G/F-81) is the Colombian leader of the team, Renteria will be the main offensive option of a young squad, the maIn problem of the team could be at the point guard, the load of driving the ball will fall on Jose topo Lopez and Alvaro Contreras, the team at this time does not has a reliable backup group on the bech, mostly made by young and inexperienced players, the young talents to see are; Cristian Arboleda and Yeisson Palacios, not big hopes around Halcones in their first season.
Most likely starting line-up.
Contreras or Lopez PG
Renteria SG
Sanders SF
Truscott PF
Derochowski C

Bench players: E. Pereir, Y. Palacio, C. Arboleda.





PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION PREVIEW - by Victor Garcia

Just three days remains, before the opening day of the first Professional Basketball Divission Tournament called Liga Directv because the cable tv Directv is the sponsor, this is the starting of a project that still needs to develop too many things: regulations, policies, teams structures and maybe start for the integration of the teams to the management of the League.
Eight teams was selected to be part of this first Edition of the DPB, four teams with history in the professional basketball and four newcomers, the teams with experience are:
Bukaros: 4 times champion of the invitational cup
Manizales OC: entering their second season as pro-team.
Caribbean Heat: Will play their second pro-season, has been moved from San Andres to Cartagena.
Piratas: 3 times champion of the invitational cup.

The newcomers are the following teams:
Bambuqueros de Neiva: Fist time in the pro-basketball, made the stronger roster for the tournament, have the largest budget.
Academia de la Montana - Medellin: The new team from the Antioquia League.
Halcones del Norte: The new team from Cucuta.
Aguilas de Tunja: The new team from Boyaca.

Bambuqueros, Bukaros and Manizales OC, looks as the main favourites, Piratas and Academia could be the main challengers, Caribbean Heat has room to improve, and Halcones and Aguilas wants to be the surprise.
We will post a detailed analysis of each team.




DPB TEAM PREVIEW: AGUILAS DE TUNJA - by Victor Garcia

Still trying to put together a competitive roster, the Aguilas de Tunja are almost ready to try in the profesional Basketball, the american head coach Patrick Pellerin choses to bring two experienced players: Curtis Williams and Eddy Barlow to lead the team with him, Williams is well known in Colombia as former player of the Arrieros, Bukaros and Cucuta, and completes his imports with a newcomer in the international Basketball the forward Tyrone Rayson.
Their colombian group will be leaded by the experienced power forward Yader Fernandez (197-F-82) and by the colombian/Venezuela guard Jean Carlos Garcia, Jared Corpus and Dario Cuero completes the colombian names, the directives are still trying to get a couple more of experienced players to give some deep to their roster.
The lack of a deep roster could be the weak point of the Aguilas in their first pro-season, they still does not has a true colombian point or shooting guard as back up forcing Barlow to spend time playing both spots, before the start of the tournament the main goal of Aguilas could be get a place among the 6 teams qualified to the second round, their most likely starting line-up for the DPB could be:
Barlow - PG
Garca SG
Rayson SF
Fernandez PF
Williams C
.
Bench players: Jared Corpus, Dario Cuero, more names to be defined.




DPB TEAMS PREVIEW: ACADEMIA DE LA MONTANA - by Victor Garcia

In a year with a limited Budget the Medellin team will take all their young players to build a young squad with good future, but for this year the team will base his performance on the Dominican guard Cesar Chaves , the Colombian forward Norbey Aragon (194-F/G-78, college: Georgia SW) (to be confirmed) and the two big americans Desmond Blue and Steffon Farley, Chaves and Aragon will lead the squad to play an uptempo offensive,, Blue and Farley will have to feed them with rebounds and good defense of the paint.
Aragon will have C.amilo Londono, Santiago Jaramillo and Deiby Aguirre as his most important Colombian partners, but the team looks unexperienced and without a deep bench, their main strength will be the quickness but the lack of a more solid bench could hurt their hopes during the season.
Most Likely starting line up:
Chaves PG
Londoo SG
Aragon SF
Farley PF
Blue C
Bench players: Aguirre, Jaramillo, Aguaslimpias.




DPB TEAMS PREVIEW: PIRATAS DE BOGOTA - by Victor Garcia

One of the most traditional teams comes back to the competition, maybe with not the same kind of roster than other seasons, but with a group of players that will be challengers in the tournament, Edgar Moreno (190-G-81, agency: Dream Team Management, college: UTEP) is the centerpiece of the team, and the team level will be according his health, if he is healthy enough the Piratas can go deep in the postseason, if not the team hopes will fall, Mendez, Johnson and Fahnbulleh had a good backgroung but will have to spend several minutes on the court while the team finds reliable back up for them, Jose Tapias wants to run the fastbreak, if Edgar Moreno is ready he will achieve it.
Daniel Restrepo and Marvin Ramirez will be the perimeter back up, both dymamic and with great heart, Gabriel Fuentes and Rafael Gomez will help in the paint, the team is still trying to find a couple more of players
Most likely starting line up.
Moreno PG
Mendez SG
Ramirez SF
Fahnbulleh PF
Fuentes C
Bench players: Restrepo, Lozano, Gomez, Perez




DPB TEAMS PREVIEW:: CARIBBEAN HEAT - by Victor Garcia

With a San Andres Islands players base the Caribbean Heat is running their pre-season in his new home Cartagena with the veteran coach Plinio Rosero as head coach, the team is bringing back the american center Patrick Culver who will provide good rebounding and the forward Devron Washington as one of their main offensive weapons, the team is still waiting a last Word from last Invitational Cup Finals MVP Cory Bradford to be their horse in the tournament.
The Colombian base will be leaded by 39 years old Alberto Mongo Sinclair and Doel Forbes, the veteran Alvaro Teheran (212-C-66, college: Houston) at his 46 yrs is practicing with the team, so the rebounding will be its main strength a hard to beat in the paint team, but their roster already has many holes, Sinclair should be the lonely true point guard without a solid replacement, will not have an offensive back up coming from the bench forcing the starters to play over 35 mins per game during the season, another team wich main goal will be to get a place among the top 6 teams.
Most likely starting line up:
Sinclair - PG.
Bradford - SG
Washington - SF
Forbes PF
Culver C
Bench players: J. Downs, A Teheran, C. Leon,




DPB TEAMS PREVIEW: MANIZALES OC - by Victor Garcia

The city of Manizales has a good history in the pro-basketball, this year with the arrival of Guillermo Moreno the team began to build a solid squad, Moreno brings players that he knows well and with great experience, Cesar Cortez (200-F/C), Gerson Pena, Johan Paul Mejia, Leonardo Salzar, Diomedes Cassiani and Yuber Hinestroza has been coached for him before and knows his style, Pena and Cortez can be good offensive options same as the young Salazar, but the biggest offensive load will fall over the americans Moses Dayee and Justin Garris, with the help of the dual citizenship shooter Mike Dodd, if Daye and Garris can bring more tha 40 combined points per game the team will be hard to beat, in the paint Taverious Wilkins has the size to be an intimidator, while Cassiani and Cortez are proven veterans that knows the job, the team weakness could be lack of a true offensive weapon in the paint.
Manizales OC starts as one of the favourites to arrive to the finals, if the import players are good enough they should be hard to beat at home.
Most Likely starting line up:
Dayee PG
Garris SG
Pena or Dodd SF
Cortez PF
Wilkins C
Bench players: Salazar, Cassiani, Hinestroza




DPB TEAMS PREVIEW: BUKAROS - by Victor Garcia

The champion of the last Federation Cup lost their three starts, Bradford, Marriaga and Silva, but the knowledge of Carlos Parra allows him to rebuild his squad based on a versatile roster and with three good frontcourt Colombian players, one more time David Reyes wears in yellow to bring heart and sacrifice, John Hernandez this year will have the responsibility to be the starting center, John Velez (202-F-83, college: TCU) wants to repeat his performance proving hes one of the top Colombian power forwards and Sergio Trocha is a great back up for them, the additon of Jorge Diaz and Miguel Fernandez gives them flexibility and good range.
The americans Brooks, Jennings and Lawrence are athletic, dinamyc and can socre, all them has good experience in the pro-basketball, if Adriano Dillone can build team chemistry quckly the Bukaros will be a nice team to see, his roster is one fo the deepest , if the team can stay free of injuries the Bukaros are one of the main favourites to win
Most likely starting line up:
Reyes PG
Brooks SG
Lawrence SF
Velez PF
Hernandez C
Bench players: Jennings, Diaz, Trocha, Fernandez




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Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Group Center
 1. Hermes Anal. 10-0 
 2. Zrinjevac 7-4 
 3. Gorica 6-4 
 4. Dubrava 6-4 
 5. Samobor 6-4 
 6. Sanac Karl. 5-7 
 7. Maksimir 4-5 
 8. Bosco 3-6 
 9. Mladost Z.(C) 3-6 
 10. Rudes 2-7 
 11. Kaptol 2-7 
 12. Sus.-Moslavina 0-0 
Group East
 1. Belisce 13-0 
 2. Vinkovci 11-1 
 3. Meteor D. 7-5 
 4. Zupanja 6-6 
 5. Vrijednosnice 5-6 
 6. Vukovar 5-7 
 7. Pozega 5-7 
 8. Olimp Inspekt 2-12 
 9. Virovitica 0-10 
Group North
 1. Graficar 14-4 
 2. Podravac Virje 13-5 
 3. Cakovec 13-5 
 4. Mladost D.(N) 13-5 
 5. Bjelovar 11-6 
 6. Medjimurje C. 11-7 
 7. Vindija V. 9-8 
 8. Petar Zrinski 8-9 
 9. Radnik 5-13 
 10. Ivancica 4-13 
 11. Rudar-Cimper 3-15 
 12. Koprivnica 0-18 
Group South
 1. GKK Sibenik 17-1 
 2. Kastela 14-4 
 3. Puntamika 13-1 
 4. Policnik 10-8 
 5. Omis Galeb 9-9 
 6. Cetina 7-10 
 7. Metkovic 7-10 
 8. Solin 7-11 
 9. Sukosan 7-11 
 10. Jazine 6-11 
 11. DOSK 4-14 
 12. Trogir 3-14 
Group West
 1. Skrljevo 11-2 
 2. Crikvenica 10-4 
 3. Stoja Pula 9-3 
 4. Kastav 8-5 
 5. Pula 1981 7-6 
 6. Zamet 5-7 
 7. Otocac 3-8 
 8. Ghia Staff 2-11 
 9. Rovinj 1-10 
 10. Ucka 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 18

Center

Feb. 16: Kaptol - Sanac Karl.
Feb. 16: Zrinjevac - Mladost Z.(C)
Feb. 16: Samobor - Bosco
Feb. 16: Dubrava - Rudes
Feb. 16: Hermes Anal. - Maksimir

East

Feb. 16: Pozega - Olimp Inspekt 96-76
Feb. 16: Belisce - Zupanja 81-60
Feb. 16: Vukovar - Vinkovci 69-74
Feb. 16: Vrijednosnice - Meteor D. 61-83

North

Feb. 16: Ivancica - Bjelovar 84-80
Feb. 16: Podravac Virje - Medjimurje C. 83-68
Feb. 16: Cakovec - Graficar 80-90
Feb. 16: Koprivnica - Radnik 70-73
Feb. 16: Petar Zrinski - Rudar-Cimper 67-49
Feb. 16: Mladost D.(N) - Vindija V. 102-75

South

Feb. 10: Trogir - Jazine 96-81
Feb. 10: Kastela - Omis Galeb 88-75
Feb. 10: Cetina - Metkovic 84-79
Feb. 10: Policnik - GKK Sibenik 75-91
Feb. 10: Solin - DOSK 74-61
Feb. 10: Puntamika - Sukosan 104-79

West

Feb. 16: Stoja Pula - Ghia Staff 93-57
Feb. 16: Pula 1981 - Crikvenica 88-90
Feb. 16: Otocac - Skrljevo 58-69
Feb. 16: Kastav - Rovinj 105-68


Croatian A1 round 14 best performance: Denis Vrsaljko - by Eurobasket News

Center Denis Vrsaljko (212-C-82) had a great game in the last round for Jolly, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Krizevci (#8, 5-9) with 25-point margin 93-68. Jolly maintains the 4th position in Croatian A1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Jolly will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. Vrsaljko just recently signed at Jolly, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Denis Vrsaljko averages just after three games 11.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Antonio Vlaic (204-C-91) of Zabok. Vlaic had a very good evening with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Zabok was edged by slightly lower-ranked Osjecki Sokol (#9, 4-10) 86-82. This loss caused Zabok to drop to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Vlaic is a newcomer at Zabok and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Matija Poscic (204-C-85) of league's top team KK Zagreb. Poscic scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of KK Zagreb, leading his team to a 85-75 win against #3 ranked Alkar Sinj in a game of the week. KK Zagreb confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 3 lost games. Poscic has a great season in Croatia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.2rpg (6th best). Poscic attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivica Radic (208-F-90) of Kvarner 2010 - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) of Kvarner 2010 - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Veljko Budimir (199-G/F-85) of Osjecki Sokol - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Dino Rados (F-91) of Osjecki Sokol - 26 points and 3 rebounds
8. Luka Petkovic (190-G-88) of Jolly - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Marin Zrnic (200-F-88) of Krizevci - 20 points and 3 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)



Adriatic League: Radnicki survive double-overtime drama to tame Cibona - by Eurobasket News

Radnicki - Cibona 105:101 (OT)

Radnicki had to go extra mile to snatch a home win over Cibona. The hosts survived two overtimes before posting an exhausting home win. Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) fired 32 points to lead Radnicki to the 12th win in the season.
Cibona enjoyed a confident start to the game. The Croatian team fired 28 points in the opening quarter to clear off to a 7-point lead. Radnicki struck right back cutting the deficit in the second quarter. The Serbian team got within a single point at the interval 46:47. However Cibona ran away once again. They piled up a 7-point lead before the fourth stanza. Cibona led by four points heading into the final minute of regulation but Terrico White drained a three-pointer and Aleksandar Capin sank two free throws to send the game into overtime. Cibona led throughout the bigger part of the first extra period but Radnicki came from behind once again as Aleksandar Capin proved deadly from the stripe in the key moment. The teams entered the second overtime. This time Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-F-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington) opened it with four points in a row to set Radnicki in front. Cibona narrowed the deficit on several occasions but Steven Markovic (190-G-85) hit three free throws in the dying seconds and sealed the win for the hosts. He accounted for 15 points, while Matthew Bryan-Amaning contributed 14 points for the winners. Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV) answered with 20 points for Cibona. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) topscored with 25 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.

Radnicki: Aleksandar Capin 32, Steven Markovic 15, Matthew Bryan-Amaning 14
Cibona: Andrija Zizic 25, Jerel Blassingame 20



Adriatic League: Igokea thump Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Zadar 90:75

Igokea climbed back on top of the Adriatic League ladder. They thrashed visiting Zadar to jump at 16-5 record atop the standings. Milan Dozet (203-SF-79) nailed 21 points to pace the league leaders.
Igokea had to overcome a slow start to the game. They faced a 4-point deficit after ten minutes of action 21:25. Igokea picked up the tempo in the second frame. The Bosnian team went ona 28:16 rally to ensure a 49:41 halftime lead. Igokea consolidated their lead in the third term. They held the visitors to 13 points in the period to establish a 17-point advantage with ten minutes remaining. Igokea cleared off to a 14-point distance in the fourth frame and never looked back en route to the victory. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) came up with 15 points, while Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points for Igokea. Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) answered with 19 points and 9 rebounds for Zadar. Barisa Krasic (203-C-78) had 12 points in the loss.

Igokea: Milan Dozet 21, Corsley Edwards 15, Branko Jorovic 14
Zadar: Franko Kastropil 19, Barisa Krasic 12



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
 1. Sparta Praha 19-2 
 2. Sokol H.K. 17-4 
 3. Loko Plzen 12-9 
 4. JBC Brno 12-9 
 5. Sokol P. 10-10 
 6. Liberec 10-10 
 7. Litomerice 9-11 
 8. Ostrava 9-12 
 9. Kara Trutnov 9-12 
 10. Proton Zlin 9-12 
 11. Nymburk B 8-13 
 12. Sokol V. 3-17 
 13. U19 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 18: U19 - Sokol P. 65-80
Feb. 24: Kara Trutnov - Loko Plzen
Feb. 22: Nymburk B - JBC Brno
Feb. 22: Ostrava - Sokol V.
Feb. 24: Proton Zlin - Sokol P.
Feb. 24: Litomerice - Sparta Praha
Feb. 22: Liberec - Sokol H.K.
Feb. 19: U19 - Litomerice

Round 19

Feb. 26: Liberec - Sokol P.


Czech vs. Polish All-Star Game Participants Finalized - by Surujh Roopnarine

The inaugural All-Star event featuring the best players from the Czech Mattoni NBL versus the Polish Tauron Basket Liga is now set as all rosters and participants are available on www.asg-basketball.eu.
Taking place on Sunday, February 24th at Wrocaw's Centennial Hall, the All-Stars will take part in a slam dunk and three-point contest in addition to the game.

Representing the Czech Republic in the starting five, as chosen by the fans, are a front-court of Jan Tomanec (205-C-85) of BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec and Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of Astrum Levice, joined by Jiri Welsch (199-SG-80) (CEZ Basketball Nymburk), Michael Deloach (183-PG-86, college: Norfolk St.) (QANTO Turi Svitavy) and Jan Pavlik (186-SG-78) (BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec). He ad coach of the team is Nymburk's Ronen Ginzburg and he will be assisted by Svitavy head coach Lubomir Ruzicka .

Rounding out the rest of the roster, as selected by the coaches, are a pair of BK JIP Pardubice teammates in Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina) and Evaldas Zabas (188-PG-88), Vojtech Hruban (202-G/F-89) and Lukas Palyza (201-F-89) of CEZ Basketball Nymburk, Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81) of BK Decin, DeLoach's teammate Pawel Mroz (215-C-84) and Austin Dufault (205-F-90, college: Colorado) of NH Ostrava.
Among the All-Star participants you find the top-two scorers in the NBL (Tomanec and DeLoach), and three of the top-five rebounders (Tomanec, Muirhead and Nuhanovic).

Taking part in the skill competitions are Pavel Milos (200-F-79), Lubos Stria and Lukas Palyza in the 3 point shoot-out and Vojtech Hruban and Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina) in the Slam Dunk Contest.
** Muirhead is the two-time reigning NBL All-Star game slam dunk contest winner



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  DENMARK   

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 21-3 
 2. Bakken 19-5 
 3. Horsens IC 19-6 
 4. SISU 15-10 
 5. Naestved 12-13 
 6. Randers 11-14 
 7. Horsholm 9-14 
 8. Vaerlose 9-16 
 9. Aarhus BC 6-19 
 10. Aalborg 1-22 

Regular Season: Round 28

Feb. 17: Horsens IC - Svendborg 95-84
Feb. 16: Aalborg - SISU 85-92
Feb. 17: Vaerlose - Naestved 85-82
Feb. 16: Aarhus BC - Horsholm 81-86
Feb. 18: Bakken - Randers 110-85

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 20: Horsholm - Aalborg
Feb. 21: Svendborg - Bakken
Feb. 23: Randers - Aarhus BC
Feb. 23: Naestved - Aalborg
Feb. 23: Svendborg - Vaerlose
Feb. 23: Horsholm - Bakken
Feb. 24: SISU - Horsens IC


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Colas, Randers25.4 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.24.4 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.3 
 4. Bowlin, Horsens IC20.1 
 5. Walker, Naestved19.0 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg19.0 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose19.0 
 8. Tomko, Bakken18.5 
 9. Ocana, Randers18.0 
 10. Nielsen, Randers18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Colas, Randers14.9 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.9 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.2 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC9.2 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.2 
 6. Baker, Vaerlose8.0 
 7. Washington, Svend.7.9 
 8. Walker, Naestved7.8 
 9. Moritz, SISU7.7 
 10. Christoffers., Ba.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ortega, Randers7.3 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.8 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg6.0 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.2 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.7 
 6. Tomko, Bakken4.5 
 7. Nielsen, Randers4.3 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.3 
 9. Jonsson, Aarhus BC4.0 
 10. Dennis, SISU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.1 
 2. Tomko, Bakken2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.2 
 4. Darboe, Svendborg2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.0 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose2.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC2.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved1.9 
 9. Rungby, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.1 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.6 
 4. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 5. Jukic, Horsens IC1.2 
 6. Christoffers., Bak.1.2 
 7. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 8. Smith, SISU0.9 
 9. Jensen, Vaerlose0.9 
 10. Frandsen, Naestv.0.8 


Dennis' 35-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

34-year old swingman Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for SISU and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
He had the game-high 35 points adding four rebounds and four assists for SISU in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aalborg (#10, 1-22) 92-85. SISU maintains the 4th position in Danish league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. SISU will need more victories to improve their 15-10 record. In the team's last game Dennis had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at SISU, through which he has constantly improved. Mickey Dennis averages this season 17.7ppg and 5.2rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Luis Guzman (193-G-87) of Aalborg. He is Dominican Rep.-American guard in his first season at Aalborg. In the last game Guzman recorded impressive double-double of 29 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Aalborg lost that game 85-92 to the higher-ranked SISU (#4, 15-10). Aalborg are still at the very bottom. 22 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Aalborg managed to get this year. Guzman is a newcomer at Aalborg and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. Former Temple University star Guzman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Charles Funches (203-F-88) of Aarhus BC (#9). Funches got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for twelve rebounds . Despite Funches' great performance Aarhus BC lost 81-86 to slightly higher-ranked Horsholm (#7, 9-14). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Aarhus BC can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-19 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Funches he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Funches has a very solid season. In 11 games in Denmark he scored 17.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bonell Colas (205-F-82) of Randers - 30 points and 12 rebounds
5. Skyler Bowlin (190-G-89) of Horsens IC - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Marvell Waithe (205-F-87) of Bakken - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87) of Svendborg - 33 points and 8 rebounds
8. Keane Thomann (211-C-89) of Horsens IC - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Charles Parker (193-G-85) of Bakken - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Richard Delk (193-G-86) of Vaerlose - 27 points, 6 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)



Ligaen Round 28: Horsens IC defeats leader Svendborg - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Ligaen.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Svendborg (21-3) on the court of third ranked Horsens IC on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Horsens IC 95-84. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Svendborg. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 49-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Horsens IC forced 23 Svendborg turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So.) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 8 assists and 4 steals (made all of his ten free throws !!!). The other American import center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) replied with 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for Svendborg. Horsens IC maintains third position with 19-6 record having just one points less than leader Svendborg. Svendborg at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face SISU (#4) in Copenhagen in the next round. Svendborg will play at home against Vaerlose and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Vaerlose. Eighth ranked Vaerlose (9-16) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Naestved (12-13) 85-82 on Sunday evening. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Justin Baker who added 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) responded with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vaerlose maintains eighth position with 9-16 record. Naestved at the other side keeps the fifth place with 13 games lost. Vaerlose will play against league's leader Svendborg on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Naestved will play against Aalborg (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between third ranked Bakken (19-5) and 6th ranked Randers (11-14) in Aarhus on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Bakken outscored guests from Randers 110-85. The winners were led by Marvell Waithe who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds by Bonell Colas did not help to save the game for Randers. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Randers keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. Bakken will meet Horsholm (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Randers will play against Aarhus BC and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 28 SISU beat Aalborg on the road 92-85. Aarhus BC lost to Horsholm on its own court 81-86.
The most impressive performance of 28th round was 29 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists by Luis Guzman of Aalborg.


Bakken - Randers 110-85

The game between third ranked Bakken (19-5) and 6th ranked Randers (11-14) in Aarhus on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Bakken outscored guests from Randers 110-85. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Randers managed to win third quarter 31-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken forced 21 Randers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Randers' players. The winners were led by Canadian forward Marvell Waithe (205-87, college: Arkansas) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Charles Parker (193-85, college: Millersville) supported him with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) did not help to save the game for Randers. Spanish point guard Miguel Ortega (188-91) added 10 points and 11 assists for lost side. Five Bakken and four Randers players scored in double figures. Bakken have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Randers keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. Bakken will meet Horsholm (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Randers will play against Aarhus BC and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Randers: B.Colas 30+12reb+1ast, C.Jorgensen 11, P.Nielsen 11+7reb+2ast, M.Ortega 10+3reb+11ast, D.Ocana 7+7reb, C.Nielsen 6+2reb
Bakken: M.Waithe 24+10reb+2ast, C.Parker 21+6reb+6ast, M.Sahlertz 16+4reb+2ast, J.Jensen 13+1reb+1ast, N.Iversen 12+4reb+7ast, H.Falsvig 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 195341


Vaerlose - Naestved 85-82

Important game to mention about took place in Vaerlose. Eighth ranked Vaerlose (9-16) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Naestved (12-13) 85-82 on Sunday evening. It was a great shooting night for Vaerlose especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 64.7 percentage. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Richard Delk (193-86, college: Troy) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) who added 20 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Baker is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side guard Caleb Walker (193-89, college: Nebraska) responded with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Quinton Doggett (203, college: Southern) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Five Vaerlose and four Naestved players scored in double figures. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vaerlose maintains eighth position with 9-16 record. Naestved at the other side keeps the fifth place with 13 games lost. Vaerlose will play against league's leader Svendborg on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Naestved will play against Aalborg (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Naestved: Q.Doggett 21+6reb, C.Walker 21+8reb+5ast, J.Benjamin 15+3reb+2ast, A.Murphy 15+4reb+3ast, M.Frandsen 6+5reb+1ast, J.McFarlane 2+7reb
Vaerlose: R.Delk 27+6reb+6ast, J.Baker 20+8reb+2ast, P.Moller 11+2reb+2ast, A.Karason 10+7reb, J.Jensen 10+4reb, A.Holm-Weber 3+5ast
gschID: 195340


Horsens IC - Svendborg 95-84

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Svendborg (21-3) on the court of third ranked Horsens IC on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Horsens IC 95-84. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Svendborg. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 49-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Horsens IC forced 23 Svendborg turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Skyler Bowlin (190-89, college: Missouri So.) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 8 assists and 4 steals (made all of his ten free throws !!!). The other American import center Keane Thomann (211-89, college: Missouri So.) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) replied with 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Adama Darboe (190-86) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Svendborg. Five Horsens IC and four Svendborg players scored in double figures. Horsens IC maintains third position with 19-6 record having just one points less than leader Svendborg. Svendborg at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face SISU (#4) in Copenhagen in the next round. Svendborg will play at home against Vaerlose and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: D.Rutherford 33+8reb+1ast, M.Plannthin 16+2reb+2ast, A.Darboe 15+5reb+6ast, N.Degn-Andersen 11, G.Washington 7+4reb+2ast, C.Magaard 2+1reb+2ast
Horsens IC: S.Bowlin 28+3reb+8ast, K.Thomann 24+6reb+2ast, D.Jukic 15+8reb+6ast, D.Friedrich 10+4reb+2ast, F.Rungby 10+4reb+2ast, M.Sakne 8+2reb
gschID: 195339


Aalborg - SISU 85-92

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked SISU (15-10) beat on the road bottom-ranked Aalborg (1-22) 92-85 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 32-22 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. SISU made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) who scored that evening 35 points (!!!) and 4 assists and the other American import center Zack Moritz (210-88, college: Boise St.) supported him with 9 points and 12 rebounds. SISU's coach Almir Zeco used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 29 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists by Dominican-American guard Luis Guzman (193-87, college: Temple) did not help to save the game for Aalborg. American forward Anthony Jones (208-89, college: Baylor) added 16 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. Four Aalborg players scored in double figures. SISU maintains fourth position with 15-10 record. Aalborg lost thirteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. SISU will meet at home higher ranked Horsens IC (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Aalborg will play against Naestved (#5).
Top scorers:
Aalborg: L.Guzman 29+6reb+11ast, A.Jones 16+14reb+2ast, S.Sorensen 15+5reb+1ast, M.Rasmussen 14+4reb+1ast, S.Hansen 6+1ast, R.Lauridsen 3+2reb+2ast
SISU: M.Dennis 35+4reb+4ast, D.Smith 17+3reb+1ast, Z.Moritz 9+12reb+2ast, M.Nielsen 9+3reb+6ast, M.Flowers 8+1reb, P.Jorgensen 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 195338


Aarhus BC - Horsholm 81-86

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Aarhus BC (6-19) lost at home to seventh ranked Horsholm (9-14) 86-81 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aarhus BC won third quarter 26-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Horsholm won last quarter 23-20. The winners were led by Serbian center Bojan Marinkovic (209-84) who scored that evening 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Alexander Bak (193-91) supported him with 14 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Horsholm's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Charles Funches (203-88, college: Hampton) did not help to save the game for Aarhus BC. His fellow American import swingman Randy Dezouvre (195-87, college: Iona) added 18 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Horsholm maintains seventh position with 9-14 record. Loser Aarhus BC keeps the ninth place with 19 games lost. Horsholm will meet at home league's second-placed Bakken in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aarhus BC will play against Randers (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Aarhus BC: C.Funches 32+12reb+1ast, R.Dezouvre 18+5reb+3ast, A.Elsner 14+3reb+4ast, R.Soby Dalboge 11+1reb+1ast, R.Laier 4+3reb, G.Valentinusson 2+2reb
Horsholm: R.Fields 19+2reb+2ast, B.Marinkovic 19+5reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 15+2reb+2ast, A.Bak 14+4reb+6ast, C.Hesseldal 12+4reb, Z.Jukic 5+11reb+2ast
gschID: 195337



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  D-LEAGUE   

Standings

D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Canton C. 20-12 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 19-12 
 3. Maine RC 19-16 
 4. Santa Cruz W. 18-11 
 5. Erie Bay H. 17-14 
 6. Ft.Wayne MA 15-17 
 7. Springfield A. 9-21 
 8. Iowa E. 7-23 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 21-9 
 2. Rio Grande VV 20-11 
 3. Austin T. 17-13 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 16-15 
 5. Texas L. 14-19 
 6. Los Angeles D. 12-17 
 7. Reno B. 11-17 
 8. Idaho S. 10-18 

Regular Season: Round 44

Feb. 18: Reno B. - Maine RC 106-98
Feb. 19: Sioux Falls S. - Iowa E.
Feb. 20: Canton C. - Erie Bay H.
Feb. 20: Idaho S. - Springfield A.
Feb. 20: Santa Cruz W. - Los Angeles D.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy LAMB
  Tulsa 66ers
  (195-G/F-92)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.1 
 2. Johnson-Odom, Los21.0 
 3. Goudelock, Sioux F.20.3 
 4. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.20.1 
 5. Summers, Maine RC19.7 
 6. Mack, Maine RC19.7 
 7. Almond, Iowa E.19.5 
 8. Joseph, Austin T.19.4 
 9. Kennedy, Erie B.18.8 
 10. Jones, Rio G.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luke HARANGODY
  Ft.Wayne.
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.12.3 
 2. Mays, Springfield10.6 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.6 
 4. Jackson, Austin T.10.2 
 5. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.10.2 
 6. Onuaku, Canton C.9.8 
 7. Evans, Idaho S.9.5 
 8. Harris, Iowa E.9.4 
 9. Jones, Rio G.9.3 
 10. Wright, Maine RC9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Maine RC
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Barrett, Maine RC8.5 
 2. Russell, Reno B.7.7 
 3. Mack, Maine RC7.3 
 4. Wright, Iowa E.7.2 
 5. Quinn, Tulsa 66ers6.4 
 6. Fortson, Los A.6.4 
 7. Machado, Rio G.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Texas6.1 
 9. Karl, Idaho S.5.9 
 10. Uzoh, Springfield5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamario MOON
  Los A.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moon, Los A.2.3 
 2. Joseph, Austin T.2.0 
 3. Greene, Los A.1.9 
 4. McNeal, Bakersfi.1.9 
 5. Leslie, Santa C.1.9 
 6. Holiday, Idaho S.1.8 
 7. Gutierrez, Canton1.8 
 8. Wright, Maine RC1.8 
 9. Sutton, Tulsa 66e.1.8 
 10. Johnson, Rio G.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Fabricio MELO
  Maine RC
  (212-C-90)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Melo, Maine RC3.5 
 2. Jordan, Reno B.2.7 
 3. Eyenga, Texas L.2.3 
 4. Johnson, Ft.Wayne.2.2 
 5. Gladness, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Moon, Los A.2.1 
 7. Foster, Sioux F.2.1 
 8. Johnson, Santa C.2.1 
 9. Orton, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 


Bill Walker expected to receive NBA call up - by Julius Johnson

Just a few days ago, media reported that Bill Walker (6'6''-G/F-87, agency: N.E.T., college: Kansas St.) would be assigned to a D-League team.
The 4 yr NBA vet has been out since last April, when he sustained an elbow injury.
Over the summer, Walker was reported to have been a target of the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Lakers.
Unfortunately for Walker, nagging injuries delayed his NBA return.
Sources indicate that the upcoming D-League assignment will not last long, and he will be snapped up once he shows he's healthy.




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Sameji lands Amaurys Fermin - by Greg

Sameji (Santiago League) tabbed 25-year old naturalized American point guard Amaurys Fermin (191-88kg-87, college: Cal Poly - SLO). He played in the summer at Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB)and at Cocolos (LNB).
Fermin graduated from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo in 2012 and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Lets have closer look into His outlook: True Point Guard with great court vision knows how to run a team. Nice mid-range game and has the will to WIN.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Sameji lands Amaurys Fermin - by Greg

Sameji (Santiago League) tabbed 26-year old naturalized American point guard Amaurys Fermin (191-88kg-87, college: Cal Poly - SLO). He played in the summer at Leones de Santo Domingo (LNB)and at Cocolos (LNB).
Fermin graduated from Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo in 2012 and it will be his first season in pro basketball.
Lets have closer look into His outlook: True Point Guard with great court vision knows how to run a team. Nice mid-range game and has the will to WIN.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EBA   

Standings

EBA Standings
Northern Division
 1. New Jersey B. 2-0 
 2. Harrisburg H. 2-1 
 3. N.Y. Wizards 1-0 
 4. Westchester D. 1-2 
 5. N.Y.Primetime 0-0 
Southern Division
 1. Maryland B. 1-1 
 2. Richmond R. 0-0 
 3. Washington M. 0-0 
 4. Bad News B. 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 4

Feb. 16: N.Y. Wizards - Westchester D. 115-90
Feb. 17: Maryland B. - Harrisburg H. 100-153
Feb. 16: N.Y.Primetime - Washington M.
Feb. 17: Richmond R. - Bad News B.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris LAKSA
  Tarvas
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Laksa, Tarvas16.8 
 2. Akenparg, TTU16.2 
 3. Raley-Ross, Tarvas15.8 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.6 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas15.3 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.2 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev14.4 
 8. Pilk, Rapla14.3 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.3 
 10. Lindmets, Tarvas14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.0 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.2 
 3. Lindmets, Tarvas8.8 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.0 
 5. Arnold, TTU7.1 
 6. Keedus, TTU6.8 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.7 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla6.7 
 9. Cunda, Valga6.3 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.8 
 2. Keedus, TTU5.1 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas4.9 
 4. Cunda, Valga3.8 
 5. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.7 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.6 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.5 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas3.4 
 9. Rannula, Valga2.8 
 10. Pilk, Rapla2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Laane, Rapla2.8 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.3 
 3. Akenparg, TTU1.9 
 4. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas1.5 
 8. Saage, TU/Rock1.5 
 9. Saare, Hito/Johvi1.5 
 10. Saks, Tarvas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TTU
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Arnold, TTU1.1 
 2. Saarmets, TTU0.8 
 3. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 4. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.7 
 5. Saks, Tarvas0.6 
 6. Grim, Valga0.6 
 7. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 
 8. Raadik, Parnu0.5 
 9. Dimsa, TU/Rock0.4 
 10. Nurger, Rapla0.4 


Khimky hand Kalev/Cramo another loss - by Eurobasket News

VTB League

Kalev/Cramo - Khimky 57:65


Khimky hand Kalev/Cramo another loss in VTB League. The Russian team overcame Estonian representative 65:57 last night.
The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 41-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for Zoran Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 6 assists. Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) helped adding 11 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Armands Armands Skele (192-G-83) with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Senegalese center Bamba Bamba Fall (217-C-86, college: SMU) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Khimky moved-up to second place, which they share with Unics and Lokomotiv. Kalev/Cramo lost fourth consecutive game. Khimky will face Lietuvos rytas in Vilnius in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will play at home against Azovmash in Mariupol.

Khimky: Zoran Planinic 12, Paul Davis 11, Egor Vyaltsev (192-PG-85) 10, Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) 8
Kalev/Cramo: Armands Skele 20+9rebs, Bamba Fall 11+10rebs, Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) 9



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bryan HOPKINS
  Antwerp
  (183-PG-83)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp22.2 
 2. Buljan, Kormend21.7 
 3. Shaw, Kormend21.3 
 4. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.21.0 
 5. May, Paris-Levallo.20.0 
 6. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.19.7 
 7. Dixon, Karsiyaka19.0 
 8. Flowers, Kataja17.5 
 9. Burtt, Tofas17.3 
 10. Bizaca, Sodertalje17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.11.4 
 2. Bader, Szolnok10.5 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 5. Elonu, Tofas8.9 
 6. Thondique, Antwerp8.8 
 7. Wilson, Armia8.5 
 8. Simms, Sodertalje8.3 
 9. May, Paris-Levallo.8.1 
 10. Hill, Hapoel Holon8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Krasnie Krilya
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Miles, Krasnie Kri.7.0 
 2. Albicy, Paris-Le.6.5 
 3. Jordan, Telekom5.8 
 4. Deane, Khimik5.8 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto5.7 
 6. Dixon, Karsiyaka5.6 
 7. Kramer, EWE B.5.2 
 8. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.2 
 9. Rujak, Kormend5.2 
 10. Kudrautsau, Tsmok.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Flowers, Kataja3.7 
 2. Harris, Dijon2.8 
 3. Clark, Aalstar2.7 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.2.6 
 5. Crocker, Keravnos2.2 
 6. Barac, Pitesti2.2 
 7. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
 8. Diabate, Nancy2.0 
 9. Johnson, Timisoara2.0 
 10. Millage, Armia2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Simms, Sodertalje2.2 
 2. Vaughn, Keravnos1.8 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.7 
 4. Goodridge, Khimik1.6 
 5. Vasiliev, Krasni.1.3 
 6. Aminu, Karsiyaka1.3 
 7. Love, Antwerp1.3 
 8. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 9. Elonu, Tofas1.2 
 10. Archie, Timisoara1.2 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG20.4 
 2. Pappas, Panionios19.8 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK19.5 
 4. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 5. Diener, Banco d.19.2 
 6. Thornton, Banco d.18.7 
 7. McKee, Triumph18.0 
 8. Ray, Ratiopharm17.5 
 9. Batista, Le Mans17.2 
 10. Green, Orleans17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.3 
 2. Williams, Cajasol8.8 
 3. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.8 
 4. Maric, Lokomotiv7.6 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.6 
 6. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.5 
 7. Vitkovac, Buducno.7.1 
 8. Stimac, Banvit BK7.1 
 9. Hervelle, Gescr.6.9 
 10. Fells, Hapoel J-M6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Diener, Banco d.8.5 
 2. Calathes, Lokom.7.0 
 3. Everett, Cholet6.3 
 4. McKee, Triumph6.3 
 5. Kalnietis, Lokomot.5.8 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.7 
 7. Turner, Trefl Sopot5.7 
 8. Wright, Spartak SP5.6 
 9. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.2 
 10. El-Amin, Le Mans5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pappas, Panionios2.7 
 2. McKee, Triumph2.3 
 3. Chatman, Unics2.1 
 4. Pullen, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 5. Fells, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende1.8 
 7. Greene, Orleans1.7 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.7 
 9. Mejia, Banvit BK1.7 
 10. Hosley, Stelmet1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit BK
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Davis, Banvit BK1.5 
 2. Lapeta, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.3 
 4. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.2 
 5. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 6. Vougioukas, Unics1.1 
 7. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.1 
 8. Fischer, BC Donet.1.0 
 9. Booker, Panionios1.0 
 10. Nankivil, Ratioph.0.9 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Brown, Montepaschi20.2 
 2. Langford, EA7 A.17.0 
 3. Nachbar, Brose B.16.8 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.2 
 5. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 6. Bogdanovic, Fener..15.3 
 7. Weems, CSKA15.1 
 8. Popovic, Zalgiris14.4 
 9. Jerrells, Besiktas14.2 
 10. Wright, Cedevita13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Un.Olimpija
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Baynes, Un.Olimpija9.8 
 2. Bourousis, EA7 A.8.3 
 3. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 4. Gordon, Partizan7.5 
 5. Khryapa, CSKA7.1 
 6. Mahalbasic, Asseco6.8 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.6.5 
 8. James, Maccabi T-A6.2 
 9. Thompson, ALBA6.1 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran PLANINIC
  Khimky
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.6.1 
 3. Brown, Montepaschi5.4 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.1 
 6. Blassingame, Assec.5.1 
 7. Cook, EA7 Armani5.0 
 8. Heurtel, Caja L.4.3 
 9. Ohayon, Maccabi4.2 
 10. Farmar, Anadolu4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jamon Lukas GORDON
  Anadolu .
  (191-SG-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gordon, Anadolu2.0 
 2. Jaaber, Zalgiris1.9 
 3. Hickman, Maccabi1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 5. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.6 
 6. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 7. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 8. Teodosic, CSKA1.4 
 9. Djedovic, ALBA1.4 
 10. Cook, EA7 Armani1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.6 
 3. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.4 
 5. Vidmar, Besiktas1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 7. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 8. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 9. Gordon, Partizan1.1 
 10. Slaughter, Real M.1.1 


Doron Perkins agreed terms with Olympiacos, ex Foshan LL - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) agreed on terms of contract with 30-year old American point guard Doron Perkins (188-83kg-83, college: Santa Clara). He played recently at Foshan Long Lions in Chinese CBA league. Perkins managed to play in four leagues in two countries this season (!!!). In 14 CBA games this season he recorded 14.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 6.8apg and 2.6spg. He also played at BC Donetsk (Superleague) in Ukraine earlier that season. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Perkins had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 14 Superleague games this year he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 5.4apg and 1.9spg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 7.5apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. Perkins also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Mapooro Cantu (SerieA) in Italian league. In 18 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.3apg and 2.1spg. Perkins also played 2 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 5.5apg and 1.0spg (in top 4).
The previous (10-11) season he played at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel. In 22 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.0apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Perkins also played 19 games in Euroleague where he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
Among other achievements he won Japanese JBL Superleague championship title in 2006. Perkins received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Perkins has played also professionally in Belgium (Bree), Germany (EWE Baskets), Japan (Toyota Alvark) and Israel (Maccabi Haifa).
He attended Santa Clara University until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Perkins game is described as: A good point guard, who is able to run the offense at any tempo and is very effective at the defnsive side. Can score in penetration, steals lots of balls, hes a very good rebounder for his size. He should improve his outside shooting, however, to become a top league material.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Paulius Jankunas to miss the reminder of the season - by Eurobasket News

Zalgiris suffered a serious setback as they lost Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84, agency: Alti Sport) to injury. The teams captain suffered a shoulder injury and would have to sit out the reminder of the season. Paulius Jankunas will undergo surgery and is expected to miss around four months of action. The forward has been playing for Zalgiris since 2002. This current season he averaged 7.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per LKL game. In EuroLeague Paulius Jankunas posted 8.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per appearance. The forward also notched 6.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in VTB League. Paulius Jankunas was trumped LKL Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011. He was also named LKL Forward of the Year in 2012. Paulius Jankunas has been the member of the Lithuanian National Team since 2005. He tallied 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per game at the Olympic Games in London in 2012.


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Vernon Taylor claims Finnish 1st Division weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Vernon Taylor (190-G-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Porvoon Tarmo and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 25-year old guard had the game-high 36 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Porvoon Tarmo in his team's victory, helping them to crush Pyrinto II (#7, 6-14) with 19-point margin 97-78. It allowed Porvoon Tarmo to consolidate first place in the Finnish 1st Division. Porvoon Tarmo have a solid 16-4 record. In the team's last game Taylor had a remarkable 78.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Porvoon Tarmo's top player in his first season with the team. Troy University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Taylor is in league's top in points (4th best: 23.7ppg) and averages solid 2.2spg,58.9% FGP and 40.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) of Huima. Mays impressed basketball fans with a triple-double of 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Of course he lead Huima to another comfortable win 95-77 over slightly lower-ranked Ura Basket (#8, 6-14) being unquestionably team leader. Huima's 6th position in group A has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-11 record. Mays is a newcomer at Huima 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 22.7ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 6.7rpg and 4.1apg.

The third best performed player last round was another Huima's star - American Andre Stephens (202-F-87). Stephens scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Huima, helping his team with a 95-77 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Ura Basket (#8, 6-14). The chances of Huima ranking at the top of group A, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Stephens could help Huima to bring them higher in the standings. Stephens has a great season in Finland. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.9rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael King (201-F-74) of Kerava ET - 31 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Joonas Suotamo (209-F/C-86) of Espoo Basket - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Arsene Towa (191-F-81) of Kerava ET - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Antti Heiskanen (188-G-90) of Kerava ET - 33 points and 3 rebounds
8. Elias Kajander (196-F-80) of ToPo - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Devin Ginty (188-G-89) of ToPo - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Paul Harrison (203-C-89) of Ura Basket - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 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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  FRANCE   


Le Mans add Washington to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) added to their roster 28-year old American (has also FYR Macedonian passport) point guard Darius Washington (188-90kg-85, college: Memphis). He started the season at Hapoel Eilat in Israeli Winner League. In 6 games this season he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. The last summer Washington played at Quebradillas (BSN) in Puerto Rican league. In 10 games he averaged 13.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. He also played at Turk Telekom (TBL) in Turkish league earlier that season. In 23 games last season he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Washington also played 4 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged impressive 22.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.0apg and 2.3spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Lottomatica Roma (SerieA) in Italian league. In 30 games that year he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. Washington also played 16 games in Euroleague where he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2006 he was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in first round (10th overall).
The former University of Memphis standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team made it to the Greek Cup Final Four in 2008. Washington was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Washington has played also professionally in Russia (Ural Great), NBA (Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs), Greece (Aris) and Turkey (Galatasaray).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Jessie Sapp could be added to Charleville roster, ex Kotwica - by Eurobasket News

Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (ProB) is close to ink 27-year old American guard Jessie Sapp (191-86, college: Georgetown) who played last time at Kotwica Kolobrzeg in Poland. In 24 TBL games last season he recorded 14.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.3apg and 1.5spg (in top 2).
The previous (10-11) season Sapp played at Basketbal Pezinok (Extraliga) in Slovakian league. In 17 games that season he averaged impressive 20.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg and 2.0spg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of British BBL in 2010. Sapp received also Eurobasket.com All-British BBL 1st Team award back in 2010.
He has played also professionally in United Kingdom (Glasgow Rocks).
Sapp attended Georgetown University until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



El-Amin left Le Mans - by Eurobasket News

34-year old American point guard Khalid El-Amin (178-89kg-79, college: Connecticut) left Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA). In 19 games he played this season he had 9.3ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game. El-Amin also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.2ppg, 1.7rpg, 5.0apg and 1.2spg.
The last season he played at Cibona in Croatian league. In 12 Adriatic League games last year he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (10-11) season El-Amin played at Lietuvos rytas (LKL) in Lithuanian league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 11 LKL games that season he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the cup final. Great season indeed as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team. El-Amin also played 15 games in Euroleague where he recorded 12.1ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. A very good season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. He also played 7 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg.
In 2000 El-Amin was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) in second round (34th overall). He attended University of Connecticut and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as El-Amin won Croatian A1 League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Import Player of the Year back in 2007 and 2010.
El-Amin is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Ironi Ramat Gan), Turkey (Besiktas), NBA (Miami Heat), Ukraine (Budivelnyk and Azovmash).
On El-Amin: Great quickness. Not afraid to run on the basket in the traffic. Loved 1-on-1 game and fast breaks. Good shot.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @MiskoRaznatovic)



Delon leaves Blois - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Thibault Delon (193-90) left ADA Blois Basket (NM1). But in four games he played this season he averaged just 0.8ppg. Delon played there also last season. In 30 NM1 games he had only 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Delon has played previously for another French team Etendard de Brest.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Melicie comes back to St Vallier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Vallier Basket Drome (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 34-year old French forward Cedric Melicie (200-79). It is actually his comeback to Saint Vallier as he played here before. Melicie played in the summer at Germany in Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. In 5 ESL games he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played at Boulazac Basket that season. In 19 ProB games that year he averaged 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.6apg.
Melicies team was regular season runner-up in French ProB in 2008.
He has played also professionally in Hungary (Atomeromu), Portugal and France (Saint-Quentin, ALM Evreux, Etendard de Brest, Aix-Maurienne and Besancon).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very physical player, excellent defender and rebounder from the PF position, finishes well in the paint, and is a reliable shooter.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Melicie comes back to St Vallier - by Eurobasket News

Saint Vallier Basket Drome (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 34-year old French forward Cedric Melicie (200-79). It is actually his comeback to Saint Vallier as he played here before. Melicie played in the summer at Germany in Eurobasket Summer League in Atlanta, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. In 5 ESL games he recorded 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played at Boulazac Basket that season. In 19 ProB games that year he averaged 8.4ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.6apg.
Melicies team was regular season runner-up in French ProB in 2008.
He has played also professionally in Hungary (Atomeromu), Portugal and France (Saint-Quentin, ALM Evreux, Etendard de Brest, Aix-Maurienne and Besancon).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very physical player, excellent defender and rebounder from the PF position, finishes well in the paint, and is a reliable shooter.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Le Mans add Washington to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans Sarthe Basket (ProA) added to their roster 28-year old American (has also FYR Macedonian passport) point guard Darius Washington (188-90kg-85, college: Memphis). He started the season at Hapoel Eilat in Israeli Winner League. In 6 games this season he recorded 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg. The last summer Washington played at Quebradillas (BSN) in Puerto Rican league. In 10 games he averaged 13.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. He also played at Turk Telekom (TBL) in Turkish league earlier that season. In 23 games last season he averaged impressive 16.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.3apg and 1.2spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Washington also played 4 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged impressive 22.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.0apg and 2.3spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Lottomatica Roma (SerieA) in Italian league. In 30 games that year he averaged 10.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg and 2.1spg. Washington also played 16 games in Euroleague where he averaged 13.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
In 2006 he was drafted by Austin Toros (D-League) in first round (10th overall).
The former University of Memphis standoutis in his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team made it to the Greek Cup Final Four in 2008. Washington was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Washington has played also professionally in Russia (Ural Great), NBA (Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs), Greece (Aris) and Turkey (Galatasaray).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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

24-year old Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) had an amazing evening in the last round for Feni Indistrija and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 17 rebounds, while his team edged out Kumanovo (#4, 6-5) in overtime 93-91. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Feni Indistrija maintains the 3rd position in FYR Macedonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Feni Indistrija will need more victories to improve their 8-3 record. In the team's last game Trajkovski had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Feni Indistrija's top player in his first season with the team. Trajkovski has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.3rpg) and averages solid 57.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo. He is Serbian center in his first season at Kumanovo. In the last game Lukovic recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Kumanovo was edged in overtime by slightly higher-ranked Feni Indistrija (#3, 8-3) 93-91. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Kumanovo still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 6-5 record is not bad at all. Lukovic is a newcomer at Kumanovo and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.8ppg (#7). He also registered 9.8 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Kumanovo's star - guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza). Kostoski got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for four assists. Despite Kostoski's great performance Kumanovo lost 91-93in overtime to #3 ranked Feni Indistrija. But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Kumanovo needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Kostoski has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.2ppg (best scorer) and assists with 3.5apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Balsa Radunovic (207-F/C-80) of Lirija - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85) of Rabotnicki - 24 points and 4 rebounds
6. Aleksandar Kalanj (208-C-86) of Pelister Bitola - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. John Sharper (186-PG-84) of Rabotnicki - 17 points and 4 assists
8. Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80) of Feni Indistrija - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Lirija - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Zarko Djuric (198-F-89) of Vardar - 12 points, 9 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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  GABON   


Change the Gabonese presidency basketball - by Rodrigue Olivier Kassa

The new President of the Federation Gabonese Basketball: Yvon Patrick MEDOUA NZE got 59 votes of 88 voters or 67.04% in the second round against outgoing President ... The election took place this Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Meridien hotel in Libreville.
The president-elect said: "Gabonese basketball back on the scene continantale through deep reforms at the local level ..."
The previous president wished him good luck in his new role ...



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  GEORGIA   

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Irakli CHLAIDZE
  Sokhumi
  (199-F-89)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Chlaidze, Sokhumi22.1 
 2. Bowie, Rustavi20.2 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.0 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.19.3 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.5 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi16.3 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.8 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi15.7 
 9. Chikviladze, Dinam.15.5 
 10. Clayman, Dinamo T.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vakhtang KADARIA
  Sokhumi
  (205-C-89)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Kadaria, Sokhumi12.3 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.12.3 
 3. Milosevic, Olimpi11.9 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.8 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.0 
 6. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.9.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi9.0 
 8. Nelson, Rustavi8.2 
 9. Prewitt, MIA A.7.9 
 10. Revazashvili, Sam.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Deonta VAUGHN
  MIA A.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Vaughn, MIA A.6.8 
 2. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.5 
 3. Pashayev, Kutaisi6.0 
 4. Sokk, Olimpi5.9 
 5. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 6. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.2 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.5.2 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi4.8 
 9. Millage, Armia4.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.5 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.4 
 3. Millage, Armia2.3 
 4. Ramishvili, Batumi2.2 
 5. Chochua, Rustavi2.0 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.9 
 7. Gabisonia, Samedic.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.1.6 
 9. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.6 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.5 
 4. Kjellbom, Armia1.3 
 5. Milosevic, Olimpi1.2 
 6. Wilson, Armia0.9 
 7. Periashvili, Samed.0.9 
 8. Aselaini, TSU T.0.9 
 9. Archibeque, MIA A.0.8 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi0.8 



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.4 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.6 
 3. Nixon, NBC19.5 
 4. Williams, Vechta17.6 
 5. Griffin, Gotha17.1 
 6. White, Heidelberg16.5 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen16.4 
 8. Barker, Jena16.4 
 9. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.3 
 10. Roessler, Karlsru.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.4 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.3 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.2 
 5. Baker, Gotha8.0 
 6. Henley, ETB W.8.0 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen7.6 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.2 
 9. Moore, Crailsheim6.9 
 10. Livas, Goettingen6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, Vechta7.3 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.0 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim6.0 
 4. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.0 
 5. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.0 
 6. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.6 
 8. Barker, Jena4.3 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.3 
 10. Barth, Heidelberg4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Vechta2.9 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.2 
 4. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 5. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.6 
 7. Harris, Goettingen1.5 
 8. Bynum, Chemnitz1.5 
 9. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 10. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.3 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.9 
 3. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.5 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz1.4 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 6. Madrich, Vechta1.0 
 7. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.0.9 
 9. Menck, Karlsruhe0.7 
 10. Ferguson, Vechta0.7 


Ali Traore Headed To Alba Berlin - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Alba Berlin has bolsterd their inside presence with top French player Ali Traore (207-PF-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC). Ali Traore is a 27 year old 207cm power forward that was born in the Ivory Coast. He is a very athletic player, who can play in each of the front court positions. Has great inside game skills, he's tough and has good timing for the offensive rebounds. Also, he can hit a shot from outside. This season, he played briefly for Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia-PBL), released in Dec.'12: VTB United League: 1 game: 10pts, 5rbs; Russian PBL: 1 game: 4pts, 2rbs. He started his basketball career in 2000 for the ASVEL Villeurbanne cadet team and stayed in the organization until 2004. He then played for French teams like Quimper UJAP (ProB), Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProA) and STB Le HavreIn 2008, he returned back to Adecco ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (ProA) where he played until 2010. In 2010-2011, he played for Lottomatica Virtus Roma (Italy-SerieA, starting five): Euroleague: 15 games: 9.5ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 56.6%, FT: 73.2%; Italian League: 30 games: 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 58.4%, FT: 67.7%. Last season, he played for Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia-PBL): VTB League: 21 games: 11.8ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 57.5%, FT: 70.1%; EuroCup: 13 games: Score-3 (15.3ppg), Reb-3 (7.1rpg), FGP: 60.4%, FT: 68.5%; Russian League: 20 games: 11.8ppg, 5.2rpg, FGP: 59.1%, FT: 60.9%.

Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been French U16 National Team -01, European Championships for Cadet in Latvia -01, French Cup Finalist -02
French U18 National Team -02, French ProA Champion -02, 09, French All-Star Game Junior Selection -03, French ProA Finalist -03, French U20 National Team -05, French ProA All-Star Game -07, 09, 10, French La Semaine des As Cup Semifinals -09, French ProA Regular Season Champion -09, French National Team -09-12, European Championships in Poland -09: 9 games: 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 0.0%, 3FGP: 50.0%, FT: 12.0%, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team -10, Eurobasket.com French ProA All-Domestic Players Team -10, French Pro A Season Domestic MVP -10, French La Semaine des As Cup Winner -10, World Championships in Turkey -10: 6 games: 5.3ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 36.4%, European Championships in Lithuania -11 (Silver): 10 games: 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg, FGP: 54.4%, FT: 64.3%, Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 3rd Team -12, Eurocup Quarterfinals -12, VTB United League Semifinals -12, Russian PBL Semifinals -12, and Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) -12: 6 games: 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg.





Matt Walsh Heads To The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to webpage sportando, 5 time Beko BBL champion Brose Baskets Bamberg have bolstered their team with Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, college: Florida) who follows the departed Teddy Gipson. Walsh is a 30 year old 197cm swing man from Pennsylvania that has a lot of European expereince. He is a skilled offensive player who has the ability to make the players around him better and is a natural scorer. He played this season with Belgacom Spirou (Belgium-Ethias League) averaging 18,9ppg, 9,7rpg and 3,5apg in the Belgiumm league. In Eurocup play, he averaged 17,6ppg, 6,0rpg and 4,6apg. He played at Florida (NCAA) from 2002-2005. In 2005 he played for the Miami Heat (NBA): Regular Season: 2 games: 1.0ppg, waived in Nov.'05, in Jan.'06 signed at Arkansas RimRockers (D-League). In 2006-2007, he played for Olimpia GE Larisa (Greece-A1, starting five): 16 games: Score-3 (17.8ppg), 4.6rpg, 2.3apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 40.0%, FT: 79.0%. In 2007-2008, he played for Ricoh Manresa (Spain-ACB, starting five): 18 games: 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 45.0%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 85.0%, in Feb.'08 moved to TEC Spirou Charleroi (Belgium-D1, starting five): 14 games: 12.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 37.0%, FT: 83.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for TEC Spirou Charleroi (Belgium-D1): Belgian League: 19 games: 9.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 69.6%; Eurocup: 9 games: 13.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg. In 2009-2010, he played for Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia-Telemach League), Adriatic League: 19 games: 13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 86.8%; Euroleague: 8 games: 17.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 81.4%; in Feb.'10 moved to Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1, starting five): Greek League: 10 games: 13.8ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.1%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 74.4%; EuroCup: 4 games: 12.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.8apg. In 2010-2011, he played for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (France-ProA, starting five): EuroCup: 6 games: 17.7ppg, 8.3rpg, 6.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 21.6%, FT: 81.1%; French League: 27 games: 13.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 4.9apg, Steals-4 (2.0spg), FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 79.7%. Last season he played for UCAM Murcia (Spain-ACB, starting five): 6 games: 10.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 23.8%; in Jan.'12 moved to Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain-ACB): 4 games: 2.0ppg; left in Feb.'12, later that month agreed terms with Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): Ukrainian League: 21 games: 16.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.2%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 88.9%; VTB League: 2 games: 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg.

Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been HS Inter-Academic League Championship -00, 01, 02, HS Nike All-American Camp -01
HS First-Team All-Inter-Academic League -01, 02, HS Markward Basketball Club Player of the Year as the top player in the Philadelphia Area (past winners, include Wilt Chamberlain, Guy Rodgers, Tom Gola, Lionel Simmons and Pooh Richardson) -02, HS Philadelphia Inquirer Player of the year -02, SEC All-Freshman Team -03, SEC Eastern Division Runner-Up -04, SEC Tournament Finalist -04, All-SEC 2nd Team -04, SEC Regular Season (Eastern Div.) Runner-Up -05, SEC Tournament Winner -05, SEC Tournament MVP -05, SEC All-Tournament Team -05, Greek League All-Star Game -07, Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Newcomer of the Year -07, Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Imports Team -07, Belgian League Regular Season Champion -08, 09
Belgian League Champion -08, 09, Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Playoff MVP -09, Eurobasket.com Belgian League All-Imports 1st Team -08, 09
Slovenian Supercup Winner -10, Slovenian Cup Winner -10, EuroCup Quarterfinals -10, Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 2nd Team -10, Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team -10, French La Semaine des AS Cup Semifinals -11, French ProA Semifinals -11, Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals -12
Ukrainian Superleague Finalist -12, and Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 2nd Team -12



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 16-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 14-3 
 3. Panionios 14-3 
 4. PAOK 13-4 
 5. AGOR 11-6 
 6. Apollon Patras 8-9 
 7. Aris 8-9 
 8. Ikaros 6-11 
 9. Kolossos 6-11 
 10. Ilysiakos 5-12 
 11. Kavala 5-12 
 12. Peristeri GS 5-12 
 13. KAOD 5-12 
 14. Panelefsiniakos 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 17: Panathinaikos - Ikaros 97-72
Feb. 17: AGOR - Ilysiakos 95-68
Feb. 16: Kavala - Apollon Patras 85-67
Feb. 18: KAOD - Olympiacos 81-91
Feb. 16: Aris - Panelefsiniakos 68-55
Feb. 17: Kolossos - Panionios 65-70
Feb. 17: Peristeri GS - PAOK 55-63

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 23: Panionios - Aris
Feb. 23: Apollon Patras - Kolossos
Feb. 23: PAOK - Kavala
Feb. 23: Olympiacos - Peristeri GS
Feb. 23: Ikaros - KAOD
Feb. 23: Ilysiakos - Panathinaikos
Feb. 23: Panelefsiniakos - AGOR


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos24.9 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.8 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 4. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.9 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.15.7 
 7. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros14.5 
 9. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 10. Printezis, Olympi.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.9 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.4 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.2 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.7 
 7. Kanonidis, Periste.6.4 
 8. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 9. Dendy, Kolossos6.1 
 10. Asimakopoulo., Ar.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.0 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.4.3 
 4. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.2 
 6. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 7. McGrath, PA.3.8 
 8. Papantoniou, Peris.3.7 
 9. Kiritsis, Ikaros3.5 
 10. Hatten, Kolossos3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.4 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 5. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos1.5 
 7. Pelekanos, Aris1.5 
 8. Petway, AGOR1.5 
 9. Klaiber, Apollon1.5 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Petway, AGOR2.8 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.8 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.5 
 4. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 5. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 6. Faye, Ikaros1.1 
 7. Powell, Olympiacos1.1 
 8. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.9 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.0.9 


Div.B Standing

B Standings
North Group
 1. Iraklis 13-3 
 2. Filippos Veroias 12-3 
 3. Stratoni 10-5 
 4. Egaleo 10-6 
 5. Marousi 9-7 
 6. Doxa Pefkon 8-7 
 7. Aias Evosmou 8-8 
 8. Metamorfosi 6-9 
 9. Anatolia 6-10 
 10. Periko/Arhelaos 6-10 
 11. Ionikos N.F. 6-10 
 12. MENT 4-11 
 13. Ionikos Ionias 3-12 
South Group
 1. Psyhiko 14-1 
 2. AEK Athens 13-2 
 3. Amyntas Dafnis 11-5 
 4. Aetos 10-5 
 5. Panerythraikos 9-7 
 6. Holargos 9-7 
 7. Doukas 8-8 
 8. Enosi 7-9 
 9. Near East 6-10 
 10. Kronos AD 5-10 
 11. Esperos Patras 5-11 
 12. Halkidas 5-12 
 13. Perama Ermis 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 17

North

Feb. 16: Metamorfosi - Iraklis 85-67
Feb. 16: Marousi - Ionikos N.F. 81-71
Feb. 16: Periko/Arhelaos - Stratoni 75-62
Feb. 16: Filippos Veroias - Egaleo 71-66
Feb. 16: Anatolia - Aias Evosmou 68-76
Feb. 16: MENT - Doxa Pefkon

South

Feb. 16: Doukas - Perama Ermis 98-65
Feb. 16: Esperos Patras - Near East 80-47
Feb. 16: AEK Athens - Halkidas 76-56
Feb. 16: Enosi - Panerythraikos 73-64
Feb. 16: Kronos AD - Amyntas Dafnis 67-81
Feb. 16: Holargos - Aetos 67-79


A1 Round 17: Top-ranked Olympiacos win another game - by Eurobasket News

A1 top team - Olympiacos (16-1) managed to deliver another win on Monday. This time they beat tenth ranked KAOD (5-12) in Dramas 91-81. The game without a history. Olympiacos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Olympiacos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. International guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 assists. American guard Acie Law (190-85, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 10 points for the winners. American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists for KAOD. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. KAOD lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Peristeri GS.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Apollon Patras (8-9) and Kavala (5-12), which took place in Kavala. Higher ranked Apollon Patras lost to thirteenth ranked Kavala in a road game 67-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Apollon Patras. American forward William Coleman (206-88, college: Memphis) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winners and Kieron Achara chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Nikos Argyropoylos (186-78) responded with 19 points. Apollon Patras' coach Nikos Vetoulas rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Kavala moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Apollon Patras keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Aris. Kavala will play against higher ranked PAOK (#4) in Thessaloniki in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Apollon Patras will play at home against Kolossos in Rodou and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between fifth ranked AGOR (11-6) and 10th ranked Ilysiakos (5-12) in Rethymno on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. AGOR outscored guests from Athens 95-68. Nestoras Kommatos nailed 24 points for the winning side. Dominique Morrison came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for Ilysiakos in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. AGOR maintains fifth place with 11-6 record. Ilysiakos lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. AGOR will meet bottom-ranked Panelefsiniakos (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ilysiakos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panathinaikos.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: PAOK beat Peristeri GS on the road 63-55. Panathinaikos destroyed Ikaros on its own court 97-72. Panionios managed to outperform Kolossos in Athens 70-65. Aris managed to beat Panelefsiniakos at home 68-55.


KAOD - Olympiacos 81-91

A1 top team - Olympiacos (16-1) managed to deliver another win on Monday. This time they beat tenth ranked KAOD (5-12) in Dramas 91-81. The game without a history. Olympiacos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Olympiacos looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. International guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 assists. American guard Acie Law (190-85, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 10 points for the winners. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and Bosnian power forward Edin Bavcic (209-84, agency: Beo Basket) added 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for KAOD. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. KAOD lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Olympiacos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Peristeri GS.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: V.Spanoulis 16+5ast, G.Shermadini 11+2reb+1ast, P.Antic 10+4reb, A.Law 10+3reb+3ast, J.Powell 8+7reb+1ast, K.Sloukas 8+4ast
KAOD: K.Palmer 29+15reb+4ast, E.Bavcic 20+4reb+1ast, K.Kakaroudis 10+1ast, S.Ioannou 7+3reb+1ast, P.Knowles 7+2reb+1ast, G.Michel 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 203806


Peristeri GS - PAOK 55-63

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked PAOK (13-4) beat 11th ranked Peristeri GS (5-12) in Athens 63-55 on Sunday. The game without a history. PAOK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. PAOK outrebounded Peristeri GS 36-22 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Power forward Mihalis Tsairelis (207-88) nailed 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Giorgos Dedas (199-80) accounted for 16 points. point guard Nontas Papantoniou (190-90) came up with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Andreas Kanonidis (198-91) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Peristeri GS in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. PAOK have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 13-4 record. Peristeri GS lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. PAOK will meet at home Kavala (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Peristeri GS's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Olympiacos.
Top scorers:
PAOK: G.Dedas 16+4reb+1ast, M.Tsairelis 12+9reb+1ast, K.Haralampidis 10+4reb+3ast, L.Kaselakis 7+5reb+3ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 7+6reb+3ast, K.Nikolopoulos 6
Peristeri GS: N.Papantoniou 11+6reb+6ast, A.Mantzaris 11+1reb, A.Kanonidis 9+7reb+1ast, D.Thorne 8+1reb+1ast, D.Williams 6+2reb, D.Kompodietas 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 203805


AGOR - Ilysiakos 95-68

The game between fifth ranked AGOR (11-6) and 10th ranked Ilysiakos (5-12) in Rethymno on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. AGOR outscored guests from Athens 95-68. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-68. AGOR looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international forward Nestoras Kommatos (203-77) nailed 24 points for the winning side and Serbian guard Uros Duvnjak (190-86, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four AGOR players scored in double figures. American forward Dominique Morrison (198-89, college: ORU) came up with 21 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the other American import forward Travis Garrison (203-84, college: Maryland) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Ilysiakos in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. AGOR maintains fifth place with 11-6 record. Ilysiakos lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. AGOR will meet bottom-ranked Panelefsiniakos (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ilysiakos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Panathinaikos.
Top scorers:
AGOR: N.Kommatos 24+3reb+1ast, U.Duvnjak 12+5reb+7ast, A.Tsochlas 12+3reb+5ast, M.Antonio Carter 10+2reb+2ast, B.Petway 10+11reb, D.Latovic 8+6reb
Ilysiakos: D.Morrison 21+6reb+1ast, T.Garrison 10+8reb, T.Stoglin 8+5reb+3ast, A.Spanos 8+2reb, A.Anagonye 7+3reb+2ast, G.Apostolidis 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 203808


Panathinaikos - Ikaros 97-72

Very expected game when 8th ranked Ikaros (6-11) was smashed by second ranked Panathinaikos (14-3) in Athens 97-72 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. Ikaros managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panathinaikos shot 60.3 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Ikaros' players. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) nailed 14 points and 7 assists for the winning side and the former international center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) accounted for 11 points and 4 assists. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) came up with 18 points and 8 rebounds and guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) added 17 points and 7 assists respectively for Ikaros in the defeat. Five Panathinaikos and four Ikaros players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Panathinaikos maintains second place with 14-3 record having just two points less than leader Olympiacos, which they share with Panionios. Ikaros lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Kolossos. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Ilysiakos.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: D.Diamantidis 14+2reb+7ast, J.Maciulis 13+3reb+1ast, M.Bramos 11+2reb+2ast, S.Schortsanitis 11+4reb+4ast, S.Lasme 11+2reb+1ast, G.Skordilis 10+2reb
Ikaros: M.Faye 18+8reb+1ast, A.Kiritsis 17+1reb+7ast, M.Pantic 14+8reb+1ast, Z.Vrkic 10+3reb+2ast, D.Gibson 9+1reb+2ast, N.Strnad 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 203807


Kolossos - Panionios 65-70

Very predictable result when third ranked Panionios (14-3) won against 9th ranked Kolossos (6-11) in Rodou 70-65 on Sunday. Kolossos was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 19-13 charge of Panionios, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Panionios made 8 blocks. American forward Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 18 points for the winning side and naturalized Serbian forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: FCM) accounted for 11 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Kevin Langford (204-85, college: TCU) added 13 points respectively for Kolossos in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Panionios have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Panathinaikos. Kolossos at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Ikaros. Panionios will meet at home Aris (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kolossos will play against Apollon Patras and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panionios: L.Milbourne 18+4reb+2ast, N.Pappas 14+3reb+1ast, V.Jankovic 11+7reb, G.Bogris 9+2reb+2ast, M.Batis 6+5reb+4ast, V.Kavvadas 4+2reb
Kolossos: M.Hatten 17+5reb+3ast, K.Langford 13+2reb, G.Kalambokis 10+2reb+2ast, L.Dendy 8+4reb, G.Kalaitzis 7+3reb, G.Georgalis 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 203803


Aris - Panelefsiniakos 68-55

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Panelefsiniakos (3-14) lost to seventh ranked Aris (8-9) in Thessaloniki 55-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Aris. Panelefsiniakos managed to win fourth quarter 15-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aris forced 22 Panelefsiniakos turnovers. Power forward Giorgos Tsiaras (207-82) nailed 13 points for the winning side and forward Antonis Asimakopoulos (203-76) accounted for 10 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM) came up with 13 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-85, college: Grand Valley St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Panelefsiniakos in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aris moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Apollon Patras. Panelefsiniakos lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Aris will meet higher ranked Panionios (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Panelefsiniakos will play against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Aris: G.Tsiaras 13+2reb+2ast, M.Pelekanos 11+4reb, A.Asimakopoulos 10+6reb, D.Verginis 8+2reb+3ast, S.Karapostolou 6+2reb+1ast, J.Hunt 5+3reb
Panelefsiniakos: C.Eziukwu 14+7reb, S.Magounis 13+8reb+2ast, N.Liakopoulos 9+2reb+3ast, G.Tsiakos 7+4reb, X.Gibson 5+2reb, T.Nikou 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 203802


Kavala - Apollon Patras 85-67

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Apollon Patras (8-9) and Kavala (5-12), which took place in Kavala. Higher ranked Apollon Patras lost to thirteenth ranked Kavala in a road game 67-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Apollon Patras. American forward William Coleman (206-88, college: Memphis) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winners and Scottish-Nigerian power forward Kieron Achara (208-83, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Nikos Argyropoylos (186-78) responded with 19 points and American Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) scored 17 points and 5 steals. Apollon Patras' coach Nikos Vetoulas rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Kavala moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Apollon Patras keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Aris. Kavala will play against higher ranked PAOK (#4) in Thessaloniki in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Apollon Patras will play at home against Kolossos in Rodou and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kavala: W.Coleman 35+9reb, K.Achara 17+6reb+3ast, D.Tairu 12+3reb+3ast, I.Milosevic 9+2reb+5ast, G.Arbet 7+5reb+2ast, N.Mitrovic 4+3reb+3ast
Apollon Patras: N.Argyropoylos 19+2reb+3ast, K.Grant 17+4reb+1ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 13+4reb+2ast, L.Turner 6+4reb, G.Klaiber 5+1reb, E.McCollum 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 203804



Doron Perkins agreed terms with Olympiacos, ex Foshan LL - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (A1) agreed on terms of contract with 30-year old American point guard Doron Perkins (188-83kg-83, college: Santa Clara). He played recently at Foshan Long Lions in Chinese CBA league. Perkins managed to play in four leagues in two countries this season (!!!). In 14 CBA games this season he recorded 14.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 6.8apg and 2.6spg. He also played at BC Donetsk (Superleague) in Ukraine earlier that season. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Perkins had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 14 Superleague games this year he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 5.4apg and 1.9spg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 7.5apg, 1.0spg and 1.0bpg. Perkins also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged 4.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Mapooro Cantu (SerieA) in Italian league. In 18 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 3.3apg and 2.1spg. Perkins also played 2 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 5.5apg and 1.0spg (in top 4).
The previous (10-11) season he played at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel. In 22 games he averaged 14.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.0apg and 2.3spg. He helped them to win the cup. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team and All-Imports Team. Perkins also played 19 games in Euroleague where he averaged 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.7spg (in top 5).
Among other achievements he won Japanese JBL Superleague championship title in 2006. Perkins received also Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Import Player of the Year award back in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. Perkins has played also professionally in Belgium (Bree), Germany (EWE Baskets), Japan (Toyota Alvark) and Israel (Maccabi Haifa).
He attended Santa Clara University until 2005 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Perkins game is described as: A good point guard, who is able to run the offense at any tempo and is very effective at the defnsive side. Can score in penetration, steals lots of balls, hes a very good rebounder for his size. He should improve his outside shooting, however, to become a top league material.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Orca's Urk 16-1 
 2. De Groene 14-2 
 3. Cangeroes 12-6 
 4. De Hoppers 10-6 
 5. Binnenland 10-6 
 6. Red Giants 9-8 
 7. Rotterdam 2 9-9 
 8. MSV/Zeemacht 8-9 
 9. Leiden 2 8-10 
 10. Almonte 7-10 
 11. Punch 6-12 
 12. Almere P. 5-13 
 13. BC Apollo 2 4-13 
 14. UBALL 3-15 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 16: De Hoppers - Red Giants 82-66
Feb. 16: Orca's Urk - Almonte 81-61
Feb. 16: Almere P. - Rotterdam 2 73-64
Feb. 16: Leiden 2 - MSV/Zeemacht 72-63
Feb. 16: UBALL - Punch 56-76
Feb. 16: Cangeroes - Binnenland 56-71
Feb. 17: BC Apollo 2 - De Groene 56-70

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 23: De Groene - MSV/Zeemacht
Feb. 23: Almonte - UBALL
Feb. 23: Punch - Almere P.
Feb. 23: Red Giants - Leiden 2
Feb. 23: Binnenland - De Hoppers
Feb. 23: BC Apollo 2 - Orca''s Urk
Feb. 24: Rotterdam 2 - Cangeroes


Best players of Dutch Eredivisie round 24 - by Eurobasket News

American Andre Young (175-G-90) had a great game in the last round for league's leader Den Bosch and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 20 points adding five rebounds and nine assists for Den Bosch in his team's victory, helping them to crush M.Magixx (#7, 12-14) with 18-point margin 96-78. It allowed Den Bosch to jump to the first place in the Dutch Eredivisie. Den Bosch have a solid 21-4 record. In the team's last game Young had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Den Bosch's top player in his first season with the team. Clemson University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Young is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 6.8apg) and averages solid 2.3spg,58.0% FGP and 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old American center Antwan Carter (198-C, agency: Court Side) of Weert. Carter impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds. Of course he lead Weert to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Amsterdam (#9, 4-22) 101-78. Weert's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-14 record. Carter is a newcomer at Weert 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 15.4ppg (#9). He also registered 8.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Weert's star - former international center Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87, agency: Court Side). van Kempen showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was another key player of Weert, helping his team with a 101-78 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Amsterdam (#9, 4-22). The chances of Weert ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, van Kempen could help Weert to bring them higher in the standings. van Kempen has a great season in Holland. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.6rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeremy Ormskerk (190-G-82) of Amsterdam - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Storm Warren (200-F-88) of Den Helder K. - 19 points and 9 rebounds
6. Dejuan Wright (190-G-88) of Den Bosch - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Bryquis Perine (190-G-88) of Weert - 19 points and 3 assists
8. Jessey Voorn (193-SG-90) of Groningen - 21 points and 2 assists
9. Robbie Sihota (198-F-87) of M.Magixx - 15 points and 13 rebounds
10. Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83) of Groningen - 14 points and 5 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)



Prom.Divisie Round 19: Cangeroes lose to Binnenland - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked Cangeroes (12-6) and fifth ranked Binnenland (10-6) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Cangeroes were defeated by Binnenland in Utrecht 56-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Cangeroes. Binnenland have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with De Hoppers. Cangeroes at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. Binnenland is looking forward to face De Hoppers (#4) in Hoom in the next round. Cangeroes will play on the road against Rotterdam 2 and are hoping to win this game.
Prom.Divisie top team - Orca's Urk (16-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Almonte (7-10) 81-61. Orca's Urk have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 16-1 record. Almonte at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Orca's Urk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Almonte will play at home against UBALL (#14) in Utrecht and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Rotterdam 2 (9-9) and Almere P. (5-13), which took place in Almere. Higher ranked Rotterdam 2 lost to thirteenth ranked Almere P. in a road game 64-73 on Saturday. Almere P. moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Rotterdam 2 keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Almere P. will meet higher ranked Punch (#11) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rotterdam 2 will play against Cangeroes (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. MSV/Zeemacht was beaten by Leiden 2 on the road 72-63. De Hoppers won against Red Giants on its own court 82-66. Punch outscored UBALL in Delft 76-56. BC Apollo 2 recorded a loss to De Groene at home 56-70.


Leiden 2 - MSV/Zeemacht 72-63

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Leiden 2 (8-10) beat at home 8th ranked MSV/Zeemacht (8-9) 72-63 on Saturday. Leiden 2 moved-up to ninth place. MSV/Zeemacht lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Leiden 2 will meet higher ranked Red Giants (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MSV/Zeemacht will play against the league's second-placed De Groene having rather not much hope for a victory.
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De Hoppers - Red Giants 82-66

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Red Giants (9-8) lost to fourth ranked De Hoppers (10-6) in Hoom 66-82 on Saturday. The victory was the third consecutive win for De Hoppers. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record, which they share with Binnenland. Loser Red Giants keep the sixth position with eight games lost. De Hoppers will meet Binnenland (#5) in the next round. Red Giants will play against Leiden 2 and hope to secure a win.
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Orca's Urk - Almonte 81-61

Prom.Divisie top team - Orca's Urk (16-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked Almonte (7-10) 81-61. Orca's Urk have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 16-1 record. Almonte at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Orca's Urk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Almonte will play at home against UBALL (#14) in Utrecht and hopes to get back on the winning track.
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UBALL - Punch 56-76

Rather predictable result when eleventh ranked Punch (6-12) rolled over bottom-ranked UBALL (3-15) in Utrecht 76-56 on Saturday. Punch maintains eleventh place with 6-12 record. UBALL lost their seventh game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position