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  ABA   



Xperience unveils roster - by Gianni Pascucci

The Houston Xperience released its roster for the 2013 season highlighted by what some would say is the best combo in the state of Texas featuring guard Christian Sonier (6'0''-G-82, college: Prairie View A&M) and post Larry Posey (6'5''-F-86). Christian Sonier a UBA All star in 2011, UBA Texas Showcase MVP already has a 53 point game in the UBA and two 50 point games in the ABA, brings a big time scorer to the Xperience.
Coach Kevin Williams says "Christian reminds me of Stepeh Curry with his shooting ability and willingness to get his teammates involved, no doubt he will continue to be a All Star in whatever league he plays in". Larry Posey is back home after a stint in South America and is ready to reclaim his spot as the premier Big Man in the City of Houston. Coach Williams tell usbasket.com " Larry Posey is a monster around the basket and for sure double double every night, If i had to compare him to anyone it would be Glen "BigBaby" Davis of the Orlando Magic. "Christian and Larry will be the leaders but our supporting cast this season is the deepest the team has ever had" The Xperience recently signed Andrew Puzyk (6'3''-G, college: Houston Baptist) from Houston Baptist University and Emerson Herndon (6'9''-F-89, college: Rice) from Rice University both graduating in 2012. Veterans Kevin Barber (5'10''-G), Justin Long (6'7''-F-86, college: William Penn), Robert Tibbs (6'6''-F, college: SE Louisiana), Jarvis Vaughn (6'4''-F, college: Southern) bring talent and experience to the team Coach Williams feels with Barber and Tibbs they will not be on the roster the whole season both will be playing internationally before the year is out. Rounding out the team is the Rookie class of Sean Toran (6'6''-G/F) who can easily win a NBA Slam Dunk Contest, Patrick McAuliffe (6'6''-G/F), Tobias Daros (6'4''-G/F-87) and Brandon Taylor.

The Xperience will play the Japan Gym Rats Saturday February 9th at 7:30 pm on UTN Televison Network which will broadcast in three million homes in the Houston Area. This should be a exciting game with the Xperience being one of the top scoring teams in Texas averaging 143 points per game.



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 2: Szolnok - Crvena Zvezda 83-96
Feb. 2: MZT Skopje - Un.Olimpija 76-87
Feb. 2: Zadar - Siroki WWin 76-81
Feb. 2: Partizan - KK Split 68-59
Feb. 2: Cibona - Buducnost 60-73
Feb. 3: Igokea - Cedevita 56-64
Feb. 3: Krka - Radnicki KG 52-77

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 16: Igokea - Zadar
Feb. 16: Cedevita - MZT Skopje
Feb. 16: Un.Olimpija - Szolnok
Feb. 16: Crvena Zvezda - Partizan
Feb. 16: KK Split - Krka
Feb. 16: Radnicki KG - Cibona
Feb. 16: Buducnost - Siroki WWin


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG16.3 
 2. Planinic, Siroki W.15.7 
 3. Rakocevic, Crvena15.7 
 4. Travis, Zadar15.2 
 5. Sutalo, Siroki W.15.0 
 6. Blazic, Un.Olimpija14.7 
 7. White, Radnicki KG13.9 
 8. Strawberry, Cibona13.9 
 9. Gecevski, MZT S.13.6 
 10. Jorovic, Igokea13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Crvena Z.
  (210-F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Savovic, Crvena Z.8.4 
 2. Gordon, Partizan8.0 
 3. Bader, Szolnok7.9 
 4. Travis, Zadar7.7 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija6.8 
 6. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.7 
 7. Planinic, Siroki W.6.1 
 8. Kastropil, Zadar5.6 
 9. Hamilton, Cibona5.6 
 10. Vitkovac, Buducn.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar CAPIN
  Radnicki KG
  (186-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Capin, Radnicki KG5.4 
 2. Subotic, KK Split4.9 
 3. Vladovic, Krka4.4 
 4. Hammonds, Igokea3.9 
 5. Otasevic, MZT S.3.7 
 6. Simon, Szolnok3.6 
 7. Rannikko, Un.Olimp.3.3 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki.3.2 
 9. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.2 
 10. Sutalo, Siroki W.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. STRAWBERRY
  Cibona
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strawberry, Cibona2.2 
 2. Otasevic, MZT S.1.9 
 3. Green, Cedevita1.9 
 4. Salin, Un.Olimpija1.8 
 5. Hammonds, Igokea1.7 
 6. White, Radnicki KG1.6 
 7. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.5 
 8. Lucic, Partizan1.4 
 9. Worthington, Radni.1.4 
 10. Travis, Zadar1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip KRALJEVIC
  KK Split
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Kraljevic, KK Split1.4 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 3. Musli, Partizan1.2 
 4. Planinic, Siroki W.1.1 
 5. Baynes, Un.Olimpija0.9 
 6. Gordon, Partizan0.8 
 7. Lalic, Krka0.8 
 8. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.6 
 9. Bryan-A., Radnicki.0.6 
 10. Ramljak, Siroki W.0.5 


Round 20: Leader Igokea loses to Cedevita - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Bosnian Igokea (15-5) recorded its fifth loss in Aleksandrovac on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Croatian Cedevita (12-8) 64-56. Igokea trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 17-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 56-64 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Igokea 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Marko Tomas (201-85) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Bosnian-Croatian center Goran Suton (208-85, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 8 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) produced 16 points for the hosts. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cedevita have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Buducnost and Radnicki KG. Igokea at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Cedevita is looking forward to face MZT Skopje (#8) at home in the next round. Igokea will play against KK Zadar (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija and 7th ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje where Un.Olimpija (11-9) beat MZT Skopje (10-10) on the road 87-76. Center Alen Omic (215-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Drazen Bubnic contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for MZT Skopje. MZT Skopje's coach Ales Pipan tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Un.Olimpija moved-up to seventh place. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Un.Olimpija will play against bottom-ranked Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MZT Skopje will play on the road against Cedevita (#4) in Zagreb and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Novo Mesto. Local Krka (8-12) was outscored by sixth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (12-8) 77-52 on Sunday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Terrico White who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. Jure Lalic responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Radnicki KG have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Buducnost and Cedevita. Defending Slovenian champion Krka keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Radnicki KG will meet at home Cibona (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Krka will play against KK Split and hope to secure a win.

Rest of the games of round 20 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
KK Split was defeated by Partizan in Beograd 68-59. Zadar lost to Bosnian defending champion Siroki WWin at home 76-81. Crvena Zvezda won against Szolnok on the opponent's court 96-83. Cibona lost to Montenegrin defending champion Buducnost in a home game 60-73.


Igokea - Cedevita 56-64

Top ranked Bosnian Igokea (15-5) recorded its fifth loss in Aleksandrovac on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Croatian Cedevita (12-8) 64-56. Igokea trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 17-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 56-64 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Igokea 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Marko Tomas (201-85) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Bosnian-Croatian center Goran Suton (208-85, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 8 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (204-81, agency: Beo Basket) produced 16 points and Montenegrin power forward Milos Komatina (205-84) added 15 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) respectively for the hosts. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Cedevita have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Buducnost and Radnicki KG. Igokea at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Cedevita is looking forward to face MZT Skopje (#8) at home in the next round. Igokea will play against KK Zadar (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Igokea: B.Jorovic 16+3reb+1ast, M.Komatina 15+3reb, C.Hammonds 7+3reb+4ast, M.Dozet 6+4reb, G.Gajovic 3+2reb+1ast, M.Brkic 3
Cedevita: M.Tomas 16+3reb+4ast, B.Wright 11+3reb+3ast, M.Bazdaric 10+6reb+1ast, P.Suput 8+4reb+2ast, G.Suton 8+8reb+1ast, A.Masic 6+6reb
gschID: 183765


Krka - Radnicki KG 52-77

The game with biggest result difference took place in Novo Mesto. Local Krka (8-12) was outscored by sixth ranked Serbian Radnicki KG (12-8) 77-52 on Sunday night. The game without a history. Radnicki KG led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds and Ghanian-British forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning (205-88, college: Washington, agency: Interperformances) who added 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Five Radnicki KG players scored in double figures. Croatian center Jure Lalic (210-86) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian center Uros Lucic (207-83) scored 10 points. Radnicki KG have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Buducnost and Cedevita. Defending Slovenian champion Krka keeps the ninth position with 12 games lost. Radnicki KG will meet at home Cibona (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Krka will play against KK Split and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Krka: J.Lalic 13+6reb, U.Lucic 10+3reb+1ast, J.Klobucar 7+4reb+3ast, E.Kastrati 6+2reb, M.Smodis 5+5reb, S.Pavic 5+3reb+1ast
Radnicki KG: T.White 17+8reb+1ast, M.Bryan-Amaning 13+6reb+2ast, S.Markovic 13+6reb+2ast, A.Capin 12+2reb+6ast, B.Krstovic 10+3reb, M.Borisov 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183761


MZT Skopje - Un.Olimpija 76-87

Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija and 7th ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje where Un.Olimpija (11-9) beat MZT Skopje (10-10) on the road 87-76. MZT Skopje was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 51-34 second half run of Un.Olimpija. MZT Skopje was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Alen Omic (215-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. Croatian forward Drazen Bubnic (206-86) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) replied with 26 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) added 17 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for MZT Skopje. MZT Skopje's coach Ales Pipan tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Un.Olimpija moved-up to seventh place. Defending FYR Macedonian champion MZT Skopje dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Un.Olimpija will play against bottom-ranked Szolnok (#14) in Szolnok in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MZT Skopje will play on the road against Cedevita (#4) in Zagreb and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: T.Gecevski 26+7reb, K.Nikolovski 17+7reb, C.Davis 11+4reb+3ast, D.Stojanovski 9+1ast, G.Cekovski 4+3reb, N.Otasevic 3+2ast
Un.Olimpija: D.Bubnic 20+2ast, A.Omic 16+9reb, J.Blazic 16+1reb+4ast, D.Muric 11+3reb, T.Rannikko 9+2reb+3ast, K.Prepelic 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 183764


Partizan - KK Split 68-59

There was no surprise in Beograd where 11th ranked Croatian KK Split (7-13) was defeated by third ranked Serbian Partizan (13-7) 68-59 on Saturday. Partizan dominated on the defensive end, holding KK Split to just 5 points in second quarter. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded KK Split 39-26 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: Beo Basket) who added 12 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Guard Srdan Subotic (190-80) responded with 18 points and 7 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Serbian champion maintains third position with 13-7 record having just two points less than leader Igokea. KK Split lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Partizan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Beograd to the arena Zvezda.
Top scorers:
KK Split: S.Subotic 18+3reb+7ast, J.Sobin 8+8reb, T.Dijan 8+4reb+1ast, V.Vukusic 7+2reb, I.Mimica 6+3reb+3ast, D.Mavra 4+1reb+1ast
Partizan: V.Lucic 16+4reb, D.Musli 12+8reb, D.Gagic 12+3reb, L.Westermann 9+1reb+4ast, J.Lauvergne 7+4reb+1ast, D.Gordon 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 183762


Zadar - Siroki WWin 76-81

There was a small surprise when thirteenth ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (7-13) defeated on the road 10th ranked Croatian KK Zadar (7-13) 81-76 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But KK Zadar won third quarter 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when HKK Siroki WWin won last quarter 21-18. They made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Marko Sutalo (193-83, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian guard Karlo Vragovic (192-89) who added 17 points during the contest. Center Franko Kastropil (212-84) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending Bosnian champion moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated KK Zadar. HKK Siroki WWin will meet higher ranked Buducnost (#5) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. KK Zadar will play against the league's leader Igokea (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Zadar: F.Kastropil 19+8reb+2ast, G.Vrbanc 17+1reb+1ast, R.Travis 14+13reb+2ast, M.Ramljak 11+4reb, T.Prostran 7+2reb+4ast, I.Ivanov 5+2reb+1ast
Siroki WWin: M.Sutalo 22+5reb+2ast, K.Vragovic 17+3reb, R.Freeman 9+2reb, Z.Sakic 7+5reb+1ast, B.Barac 7+7reb+1ast, I.Ramljak 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183759


Szolnok - Crvena Zvezda 83-96

Very expected game when 14th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (5-15) was defeated at home by second ranked Serbian Zvezda (14-6) 96-83 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 50-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zvezda looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and forward Boris Savovic (210-87, agency: Beo Basket) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. American-Hungarian forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) scored 10 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zvezda maintains second position with 14-6 record behind leader Igokea. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Zvezda's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Beograd Partizan.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: A.Horvath 13+1reb+2ast, R.Bell 11+8reb+2ast, S.Sehovic 11+2reb+1ast, M.Bader 10+4reb+2ast, M.Szabo 8+3reb, B.Gay 7+1reb+1ast
Crvena Zvezda: I.Rakocevic 22+1reb+2ast, B.Savovic 17+5reb, M.Simonovic 10+3reb, D.Nelson 10+4reb+7ast, V.Radivojevic 10+3reb+7ast, P.Samardziski 9+5reb
gschID: 183763


Cibona - Buducnost 60-73

Very predictable result in Zagreb where fifth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (12-8) beat 11th ranked Croatian Cibona (7-13) 73-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. Buducnost led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Cibona's 24. They outrebounded Cibona 41-28 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Vladimir Mihailovic (193-90) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: Beo Basket) who added 9 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Buducnost's coach Dejan Radonjic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) responded with 13 points and center Andrija Zizic (207-80, agency: Beo Basket) scored 14 points. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cedevita and Radnicki KG. Defending Croatian champion Cibona dropped to the tenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Buducnost will meet at home HKK Siroki WWin (#10) in the next round where they are favorite. Cibona will play against Radnicki KG in Kragujevac and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cibona: A.Zizic 14+4reb, J.Blassingame 13+3reb+3ast, D.Strawberry 9+5reb, D.Kus 7+1reb+1ast, D.Saric 6+6reb+1ast, M.Jagodic Kuridza 6+4reb+1ast
Buducnost: V.Mihailovic 23+5reb, A.Popovic 10+4reb+2ast, S.Milosevic 9+6reb+1ast, C.Vitkovac 9+11reb+1ast, G.Lee 9+5reb+1ast, D.Bunic 7+5reb
gschID: 183760



Sandro Nicevic joins Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 37-year old Croatian ex-international center Sandro Nicevic (210-107kg-76, agency: Beo Basket). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Nicevic played last season at Sutor Montegranaro in Italian SerieA. In 27 games last year he had 3.7ppg and 1.4rpg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Benetton Treviso (SerieA) in Italy. In 23 games that season he recorded 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Nicevic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Eurocup 2nd Team back in 2009. He also represented Croatia at the European Championships in Poland four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT-2 (92.9%).
Nicevic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Le Mans and STB Le Havre), Greece (AEK Athens), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Turkey (Besiktas).
Its very possible he may end his playing career at Cibona.
On Nicevic: Very unstable game. Can have great evening, while the next game does not impress at all. Very good rebounder. Can also block.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  ALBANIA   

Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Kamza Basket 12-0 
 2. SK Tirana 10-2 
 3. Vllaznia 9-3 
 4. Apolonia 8-4 
 5. Shoqata 7-5 
 6. Elbasani 5-7 
 7. Partizani 5-7 
 8. Flamurtari 4-8 
 9. U.A.T. 4-8 
 10. Teuta 4-8 
 11. Skenderbeu 2-10 
 12. Studenti 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 10: Apolonia - Flamurtari
Feb. 10: Studenti - SK Tirana
Feb. 10: Shoqata - Skenderbeu
Feb. 10: Partizani - Kamza Basket
Feb. 10: Teuta - U.A.T.
Feb. 10: Elbasani - Vllaznia



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  ARGENTINA   


Federico Van Lacke claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced naturalized Italian guard Federico Van Lacke (191-G-80) had an amazing evening in the last round for Boca Jrs and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21 (Second Stage).
The 32-year old guard had the game-high 31 points adding three rebounds and two assists for Boca Jrs in his team's victory, helping them to beat La Union (#16, 8-25) 86-74. Boca Jrs is placed at 7th position in Italian LigaA. Boca Jrs is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 14th lost game this season out of 31 games. In the team's last game Van Lacke had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Boca Jrs' top player in his first season with the team. Federico Van Lacke averages this season 13.3ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old Italian swingman Matias Lescano (196-G/F-79) of Atenas. Lescano impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead Atenas to another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked Argentino (#6, 18-15) 82-59. Atenas' 10th position in has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 16-17 record. Lescano is one of the most experienced players at Atenas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was international guard Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of second-ranked Penarol. Campazzo scored 22 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Penarol, leading his team to a 90-77 easy win against #1 ranked Regatas C. in a game of the week. Penarol needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in . Their record at this point is 21 victories and 10 lost games. Campazzo has a great season in Argentina. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.0apg (best passer). He also has 2.4spg and FGP: 57.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Devin Davis (202-F-74) of Wuber-Est.Bahia - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of Union Progr. - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Diego Ciorciari (184-PG-80) of GECR Indalo - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ryan Humphrey (203-C/F-79) of Obras - 17 points and 10 rebounds
8. Juan Ignacio Sanchez (192-G-77) of Wuber-Est.Bahia - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76) of Boca Jrs - 13 points, 4 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)



Argentina U16 starts the International Tournament in Turkey - by Eurobasket News

Argentina U16 starts the International Tournament in Turkey. In Day 1 Ukraine U16 won over Argentina U16 76:57. The European team trailed 4 points at the end of the first period but won all three other periods. Ukraine allowed the opponents to score 13 points in the third and the last periods and celebrated their first success. Ivan Vatazhok and Svyatoslav Mikhayliuk stepped up with 14 points each, while Igor Starodub notched 9. Ivan Tkachenko and Dmytro Berezkin posted 8 points apiece in the winning effort. Jeffrey Andrew Merchant Rigo replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Crhistian Leonel Boudet added 11.
In Day 2 Greece U16 stun Argentina U16 50:42. The Latin American team looked better in the first half and led two points after two quarters. Greece however needed a strong 15-4 surge in the third quarter, while Argentina replied with 13-12 in the last stanza. Vasilis Charalampopoulos led the way with 10 points and Vasilis Mouratos notched 9. Lautaro Riego Vanzella replied with 12 points in the losing case, while Jeffrey Andrew Merchant Rigo delivered 10.



Orthodox signs Scott Rodgers, ex La Union - by Eurobasket

Orthodox Amman (Premier League) signed American guard Scott Rodgers (191, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management). He just played at La Union in Argentinian TNA league. The last season Rodgers played at Los Leones (Liga Nacional) in Chilean league. A very impressive season as he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Forward of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
He ended 2010-11 season at Asociacion Espanola (TNA) in Argentina. In 12 games that season he had very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg. But the most of that year Rodgers spent at Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) in Argentinian league. In 20 games he recorded 4.7ppg.
His team made it to the CAA Tournament Semifinals in 2007.
Rodgers has played previously professionally in Mexico (Ostioneros de Guaymas) and Chile (Universidad Catolica).
He graduated from Drexel University in 2009 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Liga Americas: Lanus cruise to second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Lanus - Estrellas Orientales 107:75

Lanus clinched the second consecutive victory at the Liga Americas tournament. They knocked down Estrellas Orientales to stay on top of Group A ladder at 2-0 record. Seven Lanus players scored in double digits en route to the victory. Nicolas Laprovittola (187-PG-90) paced the winners with 16 points.
Lanus fired 26 points in the first frame to take a 5-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Lanus ensured a 48:41 halftime lead. Lanus stayed red-hot offensively in the second half. They dropped 29 points in the third term to gain a 12-point advantage. The Argentinean team went on a 30:10 rally in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Carlos Schattmann (193-SG-87) nailed 14 points, while Lucas Perez (185-PG-87), Robert Battle (204-C-81, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Drexel) and Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) provided 12 points apiece for the winning team. Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84, college: Philadelphia) answered with 22 points for Estrellas. Jose Juan Bravo (202-C-86) had 13 points in defeat.

Lanus: Nicolas Laprovittola 16, Carlos Schattmann 14, Lucas Perez 12, Robert Battle 12, Adrian Boccia 12
Estrellas: Tayron Thomas 22, Jose Juan Bravo 13



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  AUSTRIA   

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. BC Vienna 15-3 
 2. Kapfenberg 14-4 
 3. Gmunden 14-5 
 4. Klosterneub. 13-6 
 5. Wels 10-9 
 6. Gussing 9-8 
 7. Oberwart 9-9 
 8. Furstenfeld 6-11 
 9. UBSC Graz 6-12 
 10. St.Polten 3-16 
 11. Arkadia 1-17 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 2: Oberwart - St.Polten 97-75
Feb. 2: Wels - Klosterneub. 83-90
Feb. 3: BC Vienna - Gmunden 83-70
Feb. 3: Kapfenberg - Arkadia 104-81
Feb. 4: Furstenfeld - Gussing


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.19.8 
 2. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.6 
 3. Tiedeman, Wels19.5 
 4. Grum, Furstenfeld18.9 
 5. Gilchrese, UBSC G.18.8 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg18.1 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.18.0 
 8. Ray, BC Vienna17.9 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.5 
 10. Lamesic, Wels16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  Furstenf.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Pearson, Furstenf.12.5 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.1 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.7.8 
 4. Ray, BC Vienna7.0 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart6.9 
 6. Washington, Wels6.9 
 7. Lamesic, Wels6.7 
 8. Speiser, St.Polten6.7 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.6 
 10. Bortolin, Arkadia6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Giovonne WOODS
  Kapfenberg
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Woods, Kapfenberg6.1 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna6.1 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing5.0 
 4. Tiedeman, Wels4.4 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 6. Danek, BC Vienna4.2 
 7. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.9 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.8 
 9. Schaal, UBSC G.3.7 
 10. Pryor, Kapfenberg3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.6 
 2. Boylan, BC Vienna1.8 
 3. Ray, BC Vienna1.6 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.6 
 5. Markovic, UBSC G.1.5 
 6. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.4 
 7. Pryor, Kapfenberg1.4 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.4 
 9. Payton, Klostern.1.3 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Matias BORTOLIN
  Arkadia
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Bortolin, Arkadia1.2 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 3. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.1 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden0.9 
 5. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.8 
 6. Washington, Wels0.8 
 7. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 8. Pearson, Furstenf.0.6 
 9. Chappell, Klostern.0.6 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.6 



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  BAHRAIN   

Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Manama 8-2 
 2. Muharraq 8-2 
 3. Al Ahli 8-2 
 4. Al Hala 8-2 
 5. Sitra 7-3 
 6. Issa Town 5-5 
 7. Hidd 5-5 
 8. Nuwaidrat 4-6 
 9. Bahrain Club 3-7 
 10. Al Najma 2-8 
 11. Al Ittihad 2-8 
 12. Samaheej 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 1: Hidd - Al Hala 80-97
Jan. 31: Sitra - Al Ahli 72-61
Feb. 2: Issa Town - Samaheej 64-43
Jan. 31: Muharraq - Al Manama 63-80
Feb. 1: Al Najma - Al Ittihad 59-56
Feb. 2: Nuwaidrat - Bahrain Club 55-49

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 4: Hidd - Al Manama
Feb. 4: Al Ahli - Muharraq
Feb. 5: Al Hala - Al Najma
Feb. 5: Issa Town - Bahrain Club
Feb. 6: Al Ittihad - Nuwaidrat
Feb. 6: Sitra - Samaheej


Premier League Round 10: Al Ahli loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Premier League. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 10 in Premier League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sitra where host Sitra (7-3) beat league's leader Al Ahli (8-2) 72-61 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Al Ahli. Sitra have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 7-3 record. Al Ahli at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Al Manama who have the same record. Al Ahli will play next round against strong Muharraq trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Sitra will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Samaheej in Manama.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Al Muharraq. Third ranked Al Manama faced their biggest opponent Muharraq. Guests from Manama (8-2) defeated host Muharraq (8-2) 80-63. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Manama have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Muharraq. Al Manama will play against Hidd (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Muharraq will play against Al Ahli (#3) in Manama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Samaheej (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 64-43 loss to seventh ranked Issa Town (5-5) in Issa Town on Saturday evening. Issa Town moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hidd. Newly promoted Samaheej still closes the standings with ten games lost. Issa Town will meet at home Bahrain Club (#9) in the next round. Samaheej will play against Sitra and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Al Hala (8-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Hidd (5-5). Al Hala did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 97-80. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Hidd keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Al Hala's next round opponent will be Al Najma (#10) in Manama and are hoping to win another game. Hidd will play at home against the league's leader Al Manama (#1).
Important game to mention about took place in Manama. Eleventh ranked Al Najma (2-8) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Al Ittihad (2-8) 59-56 in the game for the tenth place. Al Najma moved-up to tenth place, which they share with defeated Al Ittihad. Al Najma will face higher ranked Al Hala (#4) in Muharraq in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

In the last game of round 10 Bahrain Club was defeated by Nuwaidrat in a road game 55-49.


Issa Town - Samaheej 64-43

Bottom-ranked Samaheej (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 64-43 loss to seventh ranked Issa Town (5-5) in Issa Town on Saturday evening. Issa Town moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hidd. Newly promoted Samaheej still closes the standings with ten games lost. Issa Town will meet at home Bahrain Club (#9) in the next round. Samaheej will play against Sitra and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 230147


Nuwaidrat - Bahrain Club 55-49

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Nuwaidrat and 8th ranked Bahrain Club had identical 3-6 record. This time Nuwaidrat used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Manama 55-49 on Saturday night. Nuwaidrat (4-6) moved-up to eighth place. Loser Bahrain Club dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Nuwaidrat will face Al Ittihad (#11) in Manama in the next round. Bahrain Club will play on the road against Issa Town.
gschID: 230146


Muharraq - Al Manama 63-80

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Al Muharraq. Third ranked Al Manama faced their biggest opponent Muharraq. Guests from Manama (8-2) defeated host Muharraq (8-2) 80-63. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Al Manama have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Muharraq. Al Manama will play against Hidd (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Muharraq will play against Al Ahli (#3) in Manama and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 230143


Sitra - Al Ahli 72-61

Round 10 in Premier League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Sitra where host Sitra (7-3) beat league's leader Al Ahli (8-2) 72-61 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Al Ahli. Sitra have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 7-3 record. Al Ahli at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Al Manama who have the same record. Al Ahli will play next round against strong Muharraq trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Sitra will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Samaheej in Manama.
gschID: 230142


Al Najma - Al Ittihad 59-56

Important game to mention about took place in Manama. Eleventh ranked Al Najma (2-8) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 10th ranked Al Ittihad (2-8) 59-56 in the game for the tenth place. Al Najma moved-up to tenth place, which they share with defeated Al Ittihad. Al Najma will face higher ranked Al Hala (#4) in Muharraq in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
gschID: 230145


Hidd - Al Hala 80-97

The game in was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Al Hala (8-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Hidd (5-5). Al Hala did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 97-80. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Hidd keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Al Hala's next round opponent will be Al Najma (#10) in Manama and are hoping to win another game. Hidd will play at home against the league's leader Al Manama (#1).
gschID: 230144



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Player of the Month award goes to Berzins - by Eurobasket Center

Having been the key piece to BK Valmieras success in the regular season, Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) elevated his game even further in the Top 16 stage and picked up the BBL Player of the Month award for the month of January.

Despite being one of the youngest players on the team, the 19-year-old Latvian forward has been shining bright for BK Valmiera, who are currently second in Group F having won two of the three games so far.

Berzins confirmed his name as one of the most talented prospects in the Baltics by putting up big numbers throughout the month of January, collecting an average of 18.3 points, 8 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 7.7 drawn fouls per game.

His best performance came in the win against Siauliai, in which Berzins played a crucial role during BK Valmieras fourth-quarter comeback in front of a home crowd.

The player scored a season-high 28 points, hitting 3-of-5 three-pointers, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded two steals, helping the Latvian team to overcome a double-digit deficit and take an 82-77 victory.



Cource: BBL



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division II

Division II Standings
 1. Kangor.-Boom 14-5 
 2. Houthalen 14-5 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 14-6 
 4. Gembo BBC 11-6 
 5. St-Niklase 11-8 
 6. Waregem 10-8 
 7. Gent Dragons 10-8 
 8. M.Hainaut II 10-9 
 9. Excelsior 9-9 
 10. Sprimont 9-9 
 11. CEP Fleurus 9-10 
 12. Tongeren 8-12 
 13. Oudenaarde 6-14 
 14. Essor Charleroi 3-15 
 15. Giants II 2-16 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 2: Gent Dragons - Sint-Jan Ant. 74-82
Feb. 2: St-Niklase - CEP Fleurus 69-61
Feb. 2: Kangor.-Boom - Tongeren 111-73
Feb. 1: Point Chaud - Oudenaarde 100-65
Feb. 3: Gembo BBC - Essor Charleroi
Feb. 3: Excelsior - Waregem
Feb. 3: Houthalen - M.Hainaut II


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

30-year old swingman Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82) had a very impressive game in the last round for Spirou and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 34 points and 17 rebounds, while his team was edged out by Aalstar (#3, 9-6) 100-97. Spirou moved-up to the 5th position in the Belgian league. Spirou is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 6th lost game this season out of 13 games. In the team's last game Walsh had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Spirou's top player in his first season with the team. University of Florida graduate has very impressive stats this year. Walsh is league's best scorer averaging so far 18.8ppg and leads league in rebounds with 9.8rpg. Walsh is in league's top in assists (5th best: 3.8apg) and averages solid 57.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Gerald Robinson (185-PG-89) of Leuven. He is American guard in his first season at Leuven. In the last game Robinson recorded impressive 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Leuven cruised to a 84-76 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Liege (#6, 6-9). Leuven's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Robinson is a newcomer at Leuven and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#5).

Third place about best performers goes to guard Ryan Thompson (198-G-89) of Aalstar (#3). Thompson scored 25 points and passed seven assists. He was a key player of Aalstar, leading his team to a 100-97 win against slightly lower-ranked Spirou (#5, 7-6). Aalstar needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 6 lost games. Thompson has a great season in Belgium. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.6ppg (3rd best) and assists with 3.4apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Wesley Wilkinson (207-PF-84) of Oostende - 20 points and 7 rebounds
5. Christopher Young (206-F/C-79) of Aalstar - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. John Tofi (203-F/C-84) of Aalstar - 19 points and 7 rebounds
7. Dusan Djordjevic (195-G-83) of Oostende - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ian Hanavan (202-F-80) of Leuven - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77) of Oostende - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jerome Randle (178-PG-87) of Spirou - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 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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  BOSNIA   


Adriatic League: Cedevita shock Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Cedevita 56:64

Cedevita shocked league leading Igokea in the latest Adriatic League game. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) scored 16 points as the Croatian team rolled to the victory in Bosnia tonight. Cedevita improved at 12-8 record just three wins shy of Igokea in the ladder.
Cedevita jumped to an early lead. The visitors grabbed a 20:14 advantage after ten minutes. The gap grew deeper in the second frame. Cedevita piled up a 35:25 halftime advantage. The visitors stayed in charge throughout the third term. They held Igokea to 14 points in the quarter to ensure a 13-point buffer heading into the fourth period. Cedevita opened a 22-point lead early in the fourth quarter before allowing Igokea to cut it to 8 at the end. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) delivered 11 points, while Marino Bazdaric (195-G/F-78) accounted for 10 points for the visitors. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Igokea. Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) netted 15 points in the loss.

Igokea: Branko Jorovic 16, Milos Komatina 15
Cedevita: Marko Tomas 16, Bracey Wright 11, Marino Bazdaric 10



Bosnians, to stay the pillars of neighbouring basketball federations? - by Nedzad Kladusak

KSBIH has lost over the last 20 years more than 100 basketball players who have been aquired by other basketball federations. There are very sounding names among them like Teoman Alibegovic, Zoran Planinic, Bojan Bogdanovic, Damir Mulaomerovic, Vladimir Radmanovic and many others who have left big footprints in European and NBA basketball.

Since Harun Mahmutovic, general secretary of KSBIH took over, KSBIH acts much more professionally and tries hard to return some of the younger players who are currently playing for other countries under the Bosnian flag. The history of these players is different. Many of them fled during the war with their families to keep their lives. Others left after the war in order to help their families in BIH to survive the post-war period. None of the neighbouring countries who tried to divide up BIH has faced such dramatic demographic and economic consequences due to war.

The neighbouring federations are still systematically drafting players from BIH and a quick glance on the Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian roster will give you an idea how strong BIH could be when it would return some of these players. Even teams like Slovenia, Turkey are scouting players in BIH and naturalise them by letting them know that it might affect the playtime in their clubs.

Many many Bosnia-native players have been called up by Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia even they have for each position 10+ players who are trying to make it in the roster.
These federations are not trying to fill problematical roster spots but try to weaken BIH wherever it is possible.

But we most not blame only Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia for their strategy but also the clubs in BIH which are trailing both in management skills, club infrastructure and coaching staff education. KK Bosna, the legendary yugoslav powerhouse is light-years away from Adriatic league after years of amateurism and fraud. The same problem had also Sloboda and in smaller extents Zenica. However Sloboda has understood that the production of young prospects with the help of experienced players/coaches is the only way. So it seems that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Bosna however dreams how to pay their debts in order to get unblocked by FIBA and to regain its ability to hire foreign players.
KK Bosna and Sloboda Tuzla had a strategic importance for Bosnian basketball. During this period most of the young talents in BIH have left BIH.

In two weeks we will know more whether BIH can finally protect its basketball jewels.



Beobasket: Boris Savovic is not player of KSBIH - by Nedzad Kladusak

Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) is one of the player that are in the focus of the Bosnian and Serbian basketball federations.
While serbian bloggers are putting immense pressure on players to join the Serbian "hawks" some of them are
publishing wrong informations stating that Boris Savovic became new Bosnian NT player. After "threats" the agency of Savovic has reacted and
declared that no decision has been made yet!
Savovic is born in BIH but has been previously naturalised by Montenegro. Montenegro has naturalised American PG and due to his status Boris Savovic has virtually no chance to play for Montenegro. Therefore Montenegro has sent BIH a letter of clearance. However until FIBA gives green light Savovic cannot play for no other team than Montenegro.



Rising Bosnian start Ognjen Kuzmic with another brilliant game! - by Nedzad Kladusak

There are no doubts in BIH. Ognjen Kuzmic is in a great shape and he could be one of the key players in the rows of BIH NT.
Yesterday Joventud played abroad against Valladolid of his NT teammate Nedzad Sinanovic. Like in the first game in this season Valladolid prevailed but again Ognjen Ogi Kuzmic
played a brilliant game recording another double-double of 18 points and 14 boards in only 29 minutes for a total of 24 index points. Ognjen currently averages 8 points and 6,5 rebounds per game which will make him a top contender for the MIP title in Spain.
On the other end Nedzad Sinanovic picked up 2 PF in the first two minutes which took him out of the game very early. It is very interesting that both Ognjen and Nedzad played during their careers for Zenica Celik.
It seems to clear that Kuzmic will be in the starting five with Mirza Teletovic, Nihad Djedovic and Zack Wright this summer in Slovenia with plenty of minutes.
However his games have drawn attention of KSS and he is under immense pressure of Serbian bloggers to commit to Serbia and it is up to Ognjen whether he will play for his home country or for Serbia.



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 20-0 
 2. Brasilia 15-4 
 3. Uberlandia 13-6 
 4. Bauru 13-6 
 5. Franca 12-7 
 6. Pinheiros/Sky 11-6 
 7. Liga Sorocaba 10-9 
 8. Paulistano 10-9 
 9. S.Jose/Unimed 10-10 
 10. Limeira 9-9 
 11. Minas 9-10 
 12. Basquete Cearense 9-10 
 13. Joinville 8-10 
 14. Mogi das Cruzes 6-13 
 15. Vila Velha 5-14 
 16. Palmeiras 3-15 
 17. Suzano 3-15 
 18. Tijuca TC 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 2: Flamengo - Minas 90-77
Feb. 2: Basquete Cearense - Franca 87-88
Feb. 2: Bauru - Mogi das Cruzes 87-84
Feb. 2: Tijuca TC - Vila Velha 82-74
Feb. 2: Liga Sorocaba - S.Jose/Unimed 66-65
Feb. 2: Joinville - Paulistano 63-71
Feb. 2: Brasilia - Uberlandia 102-80

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 5: Pinheiros/Sky - Suzano
Feb. 5: Basquete Cearense - Brasilia
Feb. 5: Uberlandia - Bauru
Feb. 5: Franca - Liga Sorocaba
Feb. 5: S.Jose/Unimed - Flamengo
Feb. 5: Mogi das Cruzes - Tijuca TC
Feb. 5: Vila Velha - Limeira
Feb. 5: Minas - Joinville
Feb. 5: Paulistano - Palmeiras


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Vieira, Flamengo22.6 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.4 
 3. Boracini, Pinheiro.20.2 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha20.0 
 5. Antonio, S.Jose/U.19.3 
 6. Day, Uberlandia18.5 
 7. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.1 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.5 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.3 
 10. Smith, Pinheiro.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-PF-83)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.9.6 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.9.2 
 3. Araujo, Mogi d.8.8 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasil.8.0 
 5. Castellar, Limeira7.7 
 6. Agba, Bauru7.7 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.4 
 8. Costa, S.Jose/U.7.2 
 9. Silveira, Flamengo7.1 
 10. Teichmann, Franca6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.8.1 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.6 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.7 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.4.9 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia4.9 
 7. Taylor, Bauru4.8 
 8. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.4.8 
 9. Collum, Uberlandia4.7 
 10. Lima, Limeira4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 2. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 3. Froehlich, Franca0.2 
 4. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 5. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.2 
 6. Collum, Uberlandia0.1 
 7. Garcia, Uberlandia0.1 
 8. Lima, Limeira0.1 
 9. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 10. Machado, Flamengo0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arlindo NETO
  Liga Sorocaba
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.3 
 2. Dawkins, Liga S.2.2 
 3. Campos, Suzano2.2 
 4. Figueroa, Franca2.1 
 5. de Assis, S.Jose/U.1.9 
 6. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.8 
 7. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.8 
 8. Simmons, Vila Velha1.8 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.1.7 
 10. Lima, Limeira1.7 


Lins team sign three new players - by Paulo Freire

Thinking about the 2013 season, the Lins Basquete Basketball team is already reinforcing their roster that was vice champion of the Paulista State A-2 division. The managers of the team announced 3 new players: Gledman Lima (202-F-82), Paulao Rossito (201-C-84) and Weder Dos Reis (185-G-88) more knowing as Boris.

The first reinforcement confirmed was the small forward Gledman Lima, 2.02 m tall who spent time on teams such as Maringa and Campo Mourao.

The second was the center Paulo Henrique Rossito. With 2.02 m, the player has passed by Assis, Rio Claro, Lajeado, and also played abroad, in the Chilean basketball.

The last to be announced was the guard Boris who is 1.90 m tall that went through several teams, among them, Cabo Frio and Dracaena.



NBB Round 20: Brasilia beats Uberlandia in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Very exciting round. It does not happen too often that three games need overtime in just one round. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Brasilia. Second ranked Brasilia faced one of their biggest challengers Uberlandia. Host Brasilia (15-4) smashed guests from Uberlandia (13-6) 102-80. The game without a history. Brasilia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Uberlandia's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brasilia made 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was international guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who scored 15 points and 7 assists. International forward Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Helinho Garcia (186-75) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Brasilia have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 15-4 record having six points less than leader Flamengo. Uberlandia at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Bauru. Brasilia are looking forward to face SKY/Basquete (#12) in Aldeota in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Uberlandia will play at home against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Tijuca TC managed to get a third victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Vila Velha in Rio de Janeiro 82-74. Power forward Rodrigo Bahia Bispo (206-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 13 rebounds. Arnaldinho Filho contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Benzor Simmons (196-88, college: Tenn-Martin) replied with 21 points for Vila Velha. Tijuca TC maintains eighteenth position with 3-16 record. Vila Velha lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth place with 14 games lost. Tijuca TC will play against higher ranked Mogi (#14) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Vila Velha will play at home against Winner/Limeira and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Undefeated leader Flamengo delivered the twentiethth consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 10th ranked Minas (9-10) 90-77 in Rio de Janeiro. Worth to mention a quality performance of Marquinhos Vieira who helped to win the game recording 30 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Paul Crosby responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Undefeated Flamengo (20-0) have an impressive 20-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 20 victories in a row. Loser Minas dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Basquete Cearense. Flamengo will meet Sao Jose/Vinac (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Minas will play against Joinville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Aldeota. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked SKY/Basquete (9-10) to sixth ranked Vivo/Franca (12-7) 88-87 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Juan Pablo Figueroa who scored that evening 19 points and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). SKY/Basquete's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Vivo/Franca moved-up to fifth place. SKY/Basquete lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. Vivo/Franca's next round opponent will be Liga Sorocaba (#7) in Sorocabana. SKY/Basquete will play at home against the league's second-placed Brasilia (#2).
Important game to mention about took place in Sorocabana. Twelfth ranked Liga Sorocaba (10-9) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (10-10) 66-65 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Kenny Dawkins who scored 22 points and 7 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Liga Sorocaba have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Paulistano. Sao Jose/Vinac lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Liga Sorocaba will face higher ranked Vivo/Franca (#5) in Sao Paulo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sao Jose/Vinac will play at home against the league's leader Flamengo (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

In the last two games of round 20 Mogi das Cruzes was defeated by Bauru in a road game 87-84. Joinville was beaten by Paulistano at home 63-71.


Basquete Cearense - Franca 87-88

A very interesting game took place in Aldeota. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked SKY/Basquete (9-10) to sixth ranked Vivo/Franca (12-7) 88-87 on Saturday evening. SKY/Basquete was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Vivo/Franca made 27-of-30 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by Argentinian point guard Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-86, agency: Interperformances) who scored that evening 19 points and 6 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and center Lucas Mariano (207-93) supported him with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Even 19 points and 5 assists by point guard Matheus Costa (179-80) did not help to save the game for SKY/Basquete. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) added 19 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SKY/Basquete's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Vivo/Franca moved-up to fifth place. SKY/Basquete lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. Vivo/Franca's next round opponent will be Liga Sorocaba (#7) in Sorocabana. SKY/Basquete will play at home against the league's second-placed Brasilia (#2).
Top scorers:
Basquete Cearense: M.Costa 19+1reb+5ast, F.Ribeiro 19+4reb, W.Drudi 18+4reb, G.Schneider 11+1ast, E.de Oliveira 7+4reb+1ast, R.Klafke 5+3reb
Franca: J.Pablo Figueroa 19+3reb+6ast, L.Mariano 15+7reb+1ast, J.Luz dos Santos 13+3reb+1ast, G.Teichmann 10+5reb+1ast, L.Meindl 8+2reb, R.Souza 8+1reb
gschID: 229236


Liga Sorocaba - S.Jose/Unimed 66-65

Important game to mention about took place in Sorocabana. Twelfth ranked Liga Sorocaba (10-9) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (10-10) 66-65 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 66-65. Liga Sorocaba dominated on the defensive end, holding Sao Jose/Vinac to just 5 points in second quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Liga Sorocaba made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) who scored 22 points and 7 assists. The other American import guard Desmond Holloway (190-88, college: Co.Carolina) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. The former international power forward Jefferson Antonio (207-83) produced 17 points and 5 rebounds and international swingman Dede Stefanelli (196-84) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Liga Sorocaba have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Paulistano. Sao Jose/Vinac lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Liga Sorocaba will face higher ranked Vivo/Franca (#5) in Sao Paulo in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sao Jose/Vinac will play at home against the league's leader Flamengo (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
S.Jose/Unimed: D.Stefanelli 18+1reb+1ast, J.Antonio 17+5reb+2ast, C.Delben 8+5reb, L.Felipe Lemes 5+4reb+3ast, E.Camilo 5+2reb, M.Becker 5+1reb+1ast
Liga Sorocaba: K.Dawkins 22+3reb+7ast, D.Holloway 17+8reb, A.Neto 11+5reb+3ast, E.Lacerda 8+6reb, R.de Bem 8+3reb+1ast, V.Reis Lima 0
gschID: 229235


Bauru - Mogi das Cruzes 87-84

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Mogi (6-13) was edged on the road by fourth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (13-6) 87-84 on Saturday. However just three-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Mogi trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 23-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-87 at the end of the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Paschoalotto/Bauru made 10 blocks. The best player for the winners was international guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western, agency: Veracity Sports, LLC) who scored 21 points and 5 assists. International forward Guilherme Pereira (190-91) chipped in 16 points and 4 assists. Five Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. Forward Caio Ranches (192-87) produced 22 points and 4 assists and power forward Thomas Gehrke (203-82, college: UTEP) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Paschoalotto/Bauru moved-up to third place, which they share with Uberlandia. Loser Mogi keeps the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru will face Uberlandia (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mogi will play against Tijuca TC (#18) in Rio de Janeiro.
Top scorers:
Mogi das Cruzes: C.Ranches 22+2reb+4ast, T.Gehrke 15+9reb+1ast, G.Filipin 10+1reb+2ast, G.Lima 9+3reb+8ast, P.Patekoski 9+5reb, G.Vinicius 8+2reb+1ast
Bauru: L.Taylor 21+3reb+5ast, G.Pereira 16+1reb+4ast, P.Alves 13+3reb+3ast, J.Agba 11+6reb+1ast, J.Detrick 11+3reb+2ast, R.Fischer 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 229234


Flamengo - Minas 90-77

Undefeated leader Flamengo delivered the twentiethth consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 10th ranked Minas (9-10) 90-77 in Rio de Janeiro. The game without a history. Flamengo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 10 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) who helped to win the game recording 30 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the former international Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) who added 17 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Flamengo players scored in double figures. American center Paul Crosby (203, college: Miss.Valley St.) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jermaine Beal (191-87, college: Vanderbilt) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Flamengo (20-0) have an impressive 20-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 20 victories in a row. Loser Minas dropped to the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Basquete Cearense. Flamengo will meet Sao Jose/Vinac (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Minas will play against Joinville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minas: J.Beal 18+2reb+1ast, P.Crosby 18+8reb, B.Nardi Duarte 16+2reb+3ast, D.Nunes 9+7reb, H.Coelho 8+3reb+1ast, D.Fuzaro 4+1ast
Flamengo: M.Vieira 30+2reb+1ast, O.Rodriguez 17+9reb+2ast, E.Machado 16+3reb, K.Mensah 13+3reb+2ast, V.Benite 6+1reb+2ast, G.Yeye Torres 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 229233


Brasilia - Uberlandia 102-80

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Brasilia. Second ranked Brasilia faced one of their biggest challengers Uberlandia. Host Brasilia (15-4) smashed guests from Uberlandia (13-6) 102-80. The game without a history. Brasilia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Uberlandia's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brasilia made 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was international guard Alex Ribeiro (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who scored 15 points and 7 assists. International forward Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points. Brasilia's coach Jose Carlos Vidal felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Helinho Garcia (186-75) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Robert Day (197-82, college: W.Oregon) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Brasilia and four Uberlandia players scored in double figures. Brasilia have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 15-4 record having six points less than leader Flamengo. Uberlandia at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Bauru. Brasilia are looking forward to face SKY/Basquete (#12) in Aldeota in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Uberlandia will play at home against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Uberlandia: H.Garcia 17+6reb+3ast, A.Parisotto 16+3reb, R.Day 12+5reb+2ast, L.Cipolini 11+5reb, J.Estevam Ferreira 8+4reb, V.Silva 6+2ast
Brasilia: P.Prestes 17+6reb, G.Giovannoni 17+4reb+2ast, A.Ribeiro 15+2reb+7ast, I.Goncalves 12+2reb+1ast, W.Dos Santos 12+1reb+8ast, T.Romualdo 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 229232


Tijuca TC - Vila Velha 82-74

Bottom-ranked Tijuca TC managed to get a third victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against fifteenth-ranked Vila Velha in Rio de Janeiro 82-74. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 22-12 last quarter charge of Vila Velha cut the lead to 82-74 at the end of the game. Power forward Rodrigo Bahia Bispo (206-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 8 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Arnaldinho Filho (187-78) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Benzor Simmons (196-88, college: Tenn-Martin) replied with 21 points and naturalized Syrian power forward Eder Araujo Gorges (212-81, college: Walsh, OH) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Vila Velha. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tijuca TC maintains eighteenth position with 3-16 record. Vila Velha lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth place with 14 games lost. Tijuca TC will play against higher ranked Mogi (#14) in Mogi das Cruzes in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Vila Velha will play at home against Winner/Limeira and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Vila Velha: B.Simmons 21+1reb+3ast, E.Araujo Gorges 15+7reb, D.Costa 12+6reb+1ast, A.Pinheiro 11+5reb+4ast, C.Santos 6+6reb+1ast, A.Jemmott 5+3reb
Tijuca TC: A.Filho 17+1reb+1ast, M.Camara 15+1reb+2ast, R.McLemore 13+4reb, F.Lima 12+2reb+3ast, C.Araujo 11+1reb, R.Bahia Bispo 8+13reb+2ast
gschID: 229231


Joinville - Paulistano 63-71

No shocking result in a game when eleventh ranked Paulistano (10-9) defeated on the road 13th ranked Joinville (8-10) 71-63 on Saturday. Joinville was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 23-12 charge of Paulistano, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Paulistano made 12 blocks. Joinville was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Alex Oliveira (194-83) who scored 14 points. Swingman Eddy Carvalho (194-87) chipped in 12 points. Naturalized Italian guard Thyago Aleo (188-89) produced 17 points and forward Thiago Mathias (206-89, college: N.Mexico JC) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Joinville's coach Enio Vecchi let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Paulistano moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Liga Sorocaba. Loser Joinville keeps the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Paulistano will face Palmeiras (#16) in Sao Paulo in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Joinville will play on the road against Minas in Belo Horizonte and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Joinville: T.Aleo 17+4reb+2ast, D.Conceicao 10+7reb, T.Mathias 10+7reb+2ast, V.De Souza 9+1reb+3ast, H.Medeiros 5+4reb, A.Moreira 4+3reb
Paulistano: A.Oliveira 14+4reb, E.Carvalho 12+3reb+2ast, J.Munoz 11+3reb, E.Corazza 9+1reb+1ast, S.Toyloy 8+5reb, P.Lima 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 229230



Liga Americas: Pinheiros claim first win - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky - Osos de Jalisco 84:75

Pinheiros/Sky revived their Liga Americas campaign with the win in the second round of Group A action. The Brazilian team dropped Osos de Jalisco to improve at 1-1 record sharing the second position with the Mexican team now. Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) and Joe Smith (192-SG-77, college: Al.-Huntsville) nailed 23 points each to pace the winners.
Pinheiros/Sky outgunned hosting Osos 23:18 in the first period. The Brazilian side extended the margin in the second quarter. They accumulated a 47:34 halftime lead. Osos started to come back to life in the second half. The Mexican side trimmed the deficit at 8-point mark with one quarter remaining. Pinheiros however fired 21 points in the fourth term and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Marcio Dornelles (194-SF-75) notched 14 points for the winners. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) answered with 25 points for Osos. Myron Allen (182-PG-79, college: Lee JC) provided 18 points, 8 assist and 7 rebounds in defeat.

Pinheiros/Sky: Shamell Stallworth 23, Joe Smith 23, Marcio Dornelles 14
Osos de Jalisco: Anthony Pedroza 25, Myron Allen 18



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Nuttin Nyce overpowers 49th Street to win East End B/ball C/ship - by David Edole

EAST END, Tortola, VI- After a thrilling 4th game last weekend that saw Nuttin Nyce bounce back from two straight defeats to level the series and force a deciding game, basketball fans would have been expecting to witness another keenly contested battle for the hardware and bragging rights, however, this was not to be as Nuttin Nyce dominated the game to seize the Lorenzo Black Boy Jennings Christmas Basketball League last evening, Friday February 1, 2013.

Nuttin Nyce seemed to be the hungrier of the two teams and hustled hard to force turnovers while going confidently to the basket to secure a 76-68 points victory in front of an overwhelming turnout of supporters at the Greenland court.

It was certainly a team effort for Nuttin Nyce, which reflected on the score sheets as well as four players registered double figure scores, including Ephraim Gordon (17) and Melvin Richard (12) points, who stepped up to the plate when it mattered most.

Senior National player Kennedy Bass (196-F-81, college: Anderson, SC) (16), who played his heart out in true warrior spirit and Jason Edwin (17), combined for 33 points. Bass was not surprisingly named the Leagues Most Valuable Player (MVP).

According to Bass, Nuttin' Nyce came in to the game knowing that it was for all the "marbles" and that it was a "do or die" situation which the players responded well to.

49th Street never looked the team that persons would have seen earlier in the series finals as their usually strong defence and systematic plays were just not there, much to the disappointment of their many fans that flooded the venue in expectation of celebrating sweet victory against basketball powerhouse Nuttin Nyce.

Devon Wattley seemed to be the only one that didnt leave his game face at home and he fought his way to a game high 21 points, 10 rebounds, 1 steal and 4 rebounds but it was not enough for championship honours.

Cedric Smith netted 17 points while Bradley Stevens and Nathaniel Malone had 11 points each.

A disappointed Wattley aka Judah commented, "We fell short tonight. That team [Nuttin' Nyce] is a good team but we had a chance of defeating them but tonight we wasn't passing the ball good and we were not playing together so that is what caused us the game. It's for us to regroup now and come again next year."

Asked why he felt the 49th Street players weren't themselves on final game night, Wattley said "Everyman know their own thing but I came every night to play and I will keep playing hard all the time no matter which team I play for."

The handful of persons that stayed for the presentation told alot as to who had the more following and Wattley was apologetic to their many fans but expressed confidence in their allegiance. "The fans will always be there. I give thanks to them because they give you that boost to play but we let them down tonight but that is below us and we have to come back better next time."

Among the many persons at the Greenland court last evening were Eighth District Representative Hon. Marlon A. Penn and Territorial At Large Representative Hon. Archibald C. Christian, who both assisted in the presentation of prizes.

The 2012 East End/Long Look Christmas Basketball League was named after Lorenzo 'Black Boy' Jennings who was considered the 'Pearl' of the Dreds basketball team.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Holmes, Beroe19.5 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.18.6 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.18.6 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.18.3 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.18.2 
 6. Lilov, Balkan17.7 
 7. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.3 
 8. Marinovic, Levski17.0 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja15.9 
 10. Petrovic, Balkan15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.5 
 2. Santos, Balkan10.3 
 3. Milosevic, Tundja9.7 
 4. Galiotos, Cherno M.8.8 
 5. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.5 
 6. Agre, Spartak7.3 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.6.9 
 8. Dupree, Rilski S.6.9 
 9. Simeonov, U206.7 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Walker, Beroe6.9 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.1 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.6 
 4. Marinovic, Levski5.2 
 5. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.4 
 6. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Velikov, Cherno M.4.3 
 8. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.1 
 9. Massamba, Lukoil A.3.9 
 10. Karamfilov, U203.9 
Steals Per Game
 Bozhidar AVRAMOV
  Lukoil A.
  (196-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Avramov, Lukoil A.2.9 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.8 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 4. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.2.2 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.1 
 7. Green, Lukoil A.2.1 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.0 
 9. Holmes, Beroe2.0 
 10. Rakovic, Chernomo.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.2 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.8 
 3. Dupree, Rilski S.1.5 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.3 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.1.1 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.0.9 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 9. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 10. Varbanov, Levski0.7 


Standings A2

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Feb. 3: Chavdar - Academik PL 89-84
Feb. 3: Spartak MVR - UE Varna 64-87
Feb. 3: Vidabasket - Academik BL 57-71
Feb. 3: Dunav 2007 - Thrace Univ. 105-108

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 10: Dunav 2007 - Vidabasket
Feb. 10: Academik PL - Academik BL
Feb. 10: UE Varna - Chavdar
Feb. 10: Thrace Univ. - Spartak MVR


Division A Round 8: UE Varna hands first defeat to Spartak MVR - by Eurobasket News

Undefeated Spartak MVR (7-1) recorded its first loss in Sofia on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by second ranked UE Varna (6-2) 87-64. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Spartak MVR. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Newly promoted UE Varna maintains second position with 6-2 record behind leader Spartak MVR, which they share with Academik BL. Spartak MVR at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still keeps top place with one game lost. UE Varna is looking forward to face Chavdar (#7) in Troyan in the next round where they are favorite. Spartak MVR will play on the road against Thrace Univ. (#4) in Stara Zagora and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Ruse. Fourth ranked Thrace Univ. (5-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Dunav 2007 (2-6) 108-105 on Sunday evening. Newly promoted Thrace Univ. maintains fourth position with 5-3 record. Dunav 2007 at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Chavdar. Thrace Univ. will play against league's leader Spartak MVR in Sofia in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Dunav 2007 will play at home against Vidabasket (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Vida was also quite interesting. Third ranked Academic Blagoevgrad (6-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Vidabasket (1-7). Academic Blagoevgrad defeated Vidabasket 71-57 on Sunday. Academic Blagoevgrad moved-up to second place, which they share with UE Varna. Vidabasket lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Academic Blagoevgrad will meet Academik Plovdiv (#5) on the road in the next round. Vidabasket will play against Dunav 2007 in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Troyan was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Academik Plovdiv (3-5) played at the court of seventh ranked Chavdar (2-6). Chavdar managed to secure a 5-point victory 89-84. Chavdar moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Dunav 2007. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Chavdar's next round opponent will be league's second-placed UE Varna on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Academik Plovdiv will play against Academic Blagoevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Spartak MVR - UE Varna 64-87

Undefeated Spartak MVR (7-1) recorded its first loss in Sofia on Sunday night. Hosts were rolled over by second ranked UE Varna (6-2) 87-64. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Spartak MVR. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Newly promoted UE Varna maintains second position with 6-2 record behind leader Spartak MVR, which they share with Academik BL. Spartak MVR at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still keeps top place with one game lost. UE Varna is looking forward to face Chavdar (#7) in Troyan in the next round where they are favorite. Spartak MVR will play on the road against Thrace Univ. (#4) in Stara Zagora and is hoping to win this game.
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Vidabasket - Academik BL 57-71

The game in Vida was also quite interesting. Third ranked Academic Blagoevgrad (6-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Vidabasket (1-7). Academic Blagoevgrad defeated Vidabasket 71-57 on Sunday. Academic Blagoevgrad moved-up to second place, which they share with UE Varna. Vidabasket lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Academic Blagoevgrad will meet Academik Plovdiv (#5) on the road in the next round. Vidabasket will play against Dunav 2007 in Ruse and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Chavdar - Academik PL 89-84

The game in Troyan was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Academik Plovdiv (3-5) played at the court of seventh ranked Chavdar (2-6). Chavdar managed to secure a 5-point victory 89-84. Chavdar moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Dunav 2007. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Chavdar's next round opponent will be league's second-placed UE Varna on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Academik Plovdiv will play against Academic Blagoevgrad and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Dunav 2007 - Thrace Univ. 105-108

Important game to mention about took place in Ruse. Fourth ranked Thrace Univ. (5-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Dunav 2007 (2-6) 108-105 on Sunday evening. Newly promoted Thrace Univ. maintains fourth position with 5-3 record. Dunav 2007 at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Chavdar. Thrace Univ. will play against league's leader Spartak MVR in Sofia in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Dunav 2007 will play at home against Vidabasket (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Nemanja Milosevic claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin Nemanja Milosevic (204-C/F-87, agency: Interperformances) had a very impressive game in the last round for Tundja Yambol and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 25-year old had a double-double of 21 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out Spartak Pleven (#9, 4-11) 73-69. Tundja Yambol maintains the 5th position in Bulgarian NBL. Tundja Yambol is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-7 record. Milosevic turned to be Tundja Yambol's top player in his first season with the team. Western Kentucky University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Milosevic is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.9ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 9.7rpg) and averages solid 53.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American center Darryl Watkins (211-C-84) of league's best team Lukoil Academik. Watkins impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Lukoil Academik cruised to a 88-80 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Chernomorets (#8, 4-10). Of course Lukoil Academik still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 13 matches. Watkins is a newcomer at Lukoil Academik and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Brazilian Atila Santos (208-C-83, agency: Warren Sports International) of Balkan (#4). Santos scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Balkan, leading his team to a 84-68 easy win against the lower-ranked Beroe (#7, 6-9). Balkan needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 5 lost games. Santos has a great season in Bulgaria. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.3rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 52.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terry Smith (185-PG-86) of Rilski Sportist - 22 points and 8 rebounds
5. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) of Balkan - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Zoran Kascelan (188-PG-86) of Tundja Yambol - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) of Rilski Sportist - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Tihomir Zhelev (193-SG-90) of Cherno More - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88) of Levski Sofia - 15 points, 4 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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  CANADA   

CIS Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 2: Windsor - Brock 96-71
Feb. 2: UBC - Mount Royal 95-68
Feb. 2: St.Francis X. - UPEI 92-80
Feb. 2: Ryerson - Laurentian 89-84
Feb. 2: Saskatchewan - Winnipeg 89-65
Feb. 2: Memorial - Acadia 88-105
Feb. 2: Laurier - Waterloo 84-75
Feb. 2: Lethbridge - Brandon 82-75
Feb. 2: Calgary - Regina 82-74
Feb. 2: Queen's - Ottawa 80-99
Feb. 2: Toronto Univ. - York 77-84
Feb. 2: Alberta - Manitoba 75-85
Feb. 2: UQAM - Bishop's 74-75
Feb. 2: Concordia - Laval 74-59
Feb. 2: Victoria - UNBC 72-61
Feb. 2: UBC Okanagan - UFV 68-58
Feb. 2: Guelph - Lakehead 66-79
Feb. 2: Western - McMaster 59-91
Feb. 3: Memorial - Acadia
Feb. 3: St.Mary's - New Brunsw.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxwell ALLIN
  Laurier
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Allin, Laurier22.5 
 2. Lamar, Saskatch.22.2 
 3. Freeman, UFV21.4 
 4. Ogungbemi-J., Calg.20.4 
 5. Dorsey, Cape Bret.20.3 
 6. Otieno, Alberta20.2 
 7. Hill, Toronto Univ.20.1 
 8. Faulkner, Queen''s19.9 
 9. Perrin, TWU19.8 
 10. Dunn, St.Francis19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harry EZENIBE
  St.Mary''s
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s11.7 
 2. Waldner, Lethb.11.5 
 3. Kamen, UBC10.5 
 4. Phillip, Windsor10.4 
 5. Salhia, Lakehead10.1 
 6. Burns, Saskatch.9.6 
 7. Eyitayo, Concordia9.5 
 8. Allin, Laurier9.3 
 9. Burns, Regina9.2 
 10. Iko, Winnipeg9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew CUNNINGHAM
  Winnipeg
  (186-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Cunningham, Winnip.7.6 
 2. Hebert, Regina5.7 
 3. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.4 
 4. Lamar, Saskatch.4.9 
 5. Walton, Manitoba4.9 
 6. York, UFV4.8 
 7. Bonhomme, Brandon4.6 
 8. Allin, Laurier4.5 
 9. Collins, Windsor4.4 
 10. Jones, Ryerson4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.9 
 2. Evans, Victoria3.4 
 3. Parchment, UFV2.8 
 4. Daley, New Brunsw.2.8 
 5. Walton, Manitoba2.8 
 6. Perrin, TWU2.7 
 7. Baker, Alberta2.7 
 8. Donkoh, St.Franc.2.6 
 9. Baker, Saskatch.2.4 
 10. Smith, UPEI2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thijin MOSES
  Calgary
  (201--)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moses, Calgary2.0 
 2. Andrews, Bishop''s1.9 
 3. Eyitayo, Concordia1.8 
 4. Duke, UPEI1.6 
 5. Dewar, Alberta1.6 
 6. O''Brien, New B.1.5 
 7. Salhia, Lakehead1.4 
 8. Chesson, Laurier1.4 
 9. Halpin, St.Mary''s1.3 
 10. Noel, Manitoba1.3 



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  CHINA   

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Guangdong ST 25-4 
 2. Shandong FB 22-7 
 3. Beijing Ducks 20-9 
 4. Xinjiang FT 18-11 
 5. Liaoning H. 17-12 
 6. DongGuan L. 16-13 
 7. Zhejiang CB 15-14 
 8. Shanxi Zh. 15-14 
 9. Guangsha L. 15-15 
 10. Bayi R. 13-16 
 11. Foshan LL 13-16 
 12. Jiangsu D. 12-17 
 13. Fujian QB 10-19 
 14. TianJin S. 10-19 
 15. Jilin NE T. 10-20 
 16. Shanghai S. 9-21 
 17. Qingdao E. 8-21 

Regular Season: Round 31

Feb. 3: Beijing Ducks - Guangdong ST 93-82
Feb. 3: TianJin S. - DongGuan L. 82-92
Feb. 3: Bayi R. - Shanghai S. 73-79
Feb. 3: Shandong FB - Zhejiang CB 141-100
Feb. 3: Jilin NE T. - Foshan LL 119-122
Feb. 3: Xinjiang FT - Guangsha L. 119-101
Feb. 3: Liaoning H. - Fujian QB 113-104
Feb. 3: Jiangsu D. - Qingdao E. 113-101

Regular Season: Round 32

Feb. 5: Qingdao E. - Zhejiang CB
Feb. 5: TianJin S. - Guangdong ST
Feb. 6: Liaoning H. - Foshan LL
Feb. 6: Guangsha L. - Shanxi Zh.
Feb. 6: DongGuan L. - Shandong FB
Feb. 6: Bayi R. - Jilin NE T.
Feb. 6: Jiangsu D. - Xinjiang FT
Feb. 6: Fujian QB - Beijing Ducks


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Shavlik RANDOLPH
  Foshan LL
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 33.3
 1. Randolph, Foshan33.3 
 2. Douby, Zhejiang CB32.4 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.4 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 5. Akognon, Liaoning.30.6 
 6. Marbury, Beijing29.7 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha29.6 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.29.3 
 9. Spencer, Jilin N.28.8 
 10. Haislip, DongGuan.28.4 
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, Foshan14.5 
 4. Li, Liaoning H.13.1 
 5. Wang, Fujian QB12.6 
 6. Harris, Jiangsu D.12.5 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB11.8 
 8. Daniels, Qingdao E.11.6 
 9. Siler, Jiangsu D.11.3 
 10. Ramos, Guangsha11.2 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.9.6 
 2. Lu, Shanxi Zh.5.7 
 3. Jeter, Shandong FB5.6 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.3 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. McGrady, Qingd.5.0 
 7. Forbes, Guangsha4.8 
 8. Qahwash, Jiang.4.7 
 9. Liu, Shanghai S.4.6 
 10. Gaines, Fujian QB4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dewarick SPENCER
  Jilin N.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Spencer, Jilin N.2.6 
 2. Douby, Zhejiang CB2.5 
 3. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 4. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 5. Han, Bayi R.2.2 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.2 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.1 
 8. Abbas, Shandong FB2.1 
 9. Co, Xinjiang FT2.0 
 10. Harris, Jiangsu D.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.4.0 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.8 
 3. Siler, Jiangsu D.2.0 
 4. Yi, Guangdong ST1.9 
 5. Daniels, Qingdao E.1.9 
 6. Morris, Beijing Du.1.6 
 7. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.6 
 8. Haislip, DongGuan.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Wang, Bayi R.1.4 


CBA Round 31: Leader Guandong Tigers lose to Beijing Ducks - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in CBA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds.

Top ranked Guandong Tigers (25-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of third ranked Beijing Ducks on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Beijing Ducks 93-82. It ended at the same time the 15-game winning streak of Guandong Tigers. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 50-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Beijing Ducks made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) fired 41 points (!!!) and 5 steals for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) chipped in 32 points and 12 rebounds. International Jianlian Yi (212-87) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Beijing Ducks maintains third place with 20-9 record having five points less than leader Guangdong ST. Guandong Tigers at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Beijing Ducks are looking forward to face Fujian (#13) in Jinjiang in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guandong Tigers will play on the road against TianJin Steel (#14) in Tianjin and are hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Shanghai Sharks managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses. This time they won against tenth-ranked Bayi Rockets in Ningbo 79-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bayi Rockets. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward D.J. White (206-86, college: Indiana) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. ZhaoXu Zhang contributed with 15 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for Bayi Rockets. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shanghai Sharks (9-21) moved-up to sixteenth place. Bayi Rockets at the other side keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Foshan LL. Shanghai Sharks will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bayi Rockets will play at home against Jilin Tigers (#15) in Changchun and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Changchun between Foshan and Jilin Tigers. Eleventh ranked Foshan (13-16) got a very close victory on the road over 15th ranked Jilin Tigers (10-20). Foshan managed to escape with a 3-point win 122-119 on Sunday evening. It was a great evening for Shavlik Randolph who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. At the losing side Samuel Hoskin responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Foshan moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Bayi R. Jilin Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. Foshan will meet higher ranked Liaoning Hunters (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jilin Tigers will play against Bayi Rockets (#10) in Ningbo and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Jinan. Local Shandong Bulls (22-7) outscored 6th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (15-14) 141-100. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. It was a quality performance for HanLin Tao who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 19 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shandong Bulls have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. They maintain second place with 22-7 record having just three points less than leader Guangdong ST. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Shandong Bulls' next round opponent will be DongGuan Leopards (#6) on the road. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will play against Qingdao Eagles.

Other games of round 31 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Guangsha L. were defeated by Xinjiang FT in Urumqi 119-101. TianJin S. was beaten by DongGuan L. at home 82-92. Fujian QB lost to Liaoning H. on the opponent's court 104-113. Jiangsu D. managed to outperform Qingdao E. in a home game 113-101.
The best stats of 31th round was 46 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Gary Forbes of Guangsha L..


Shandong FB - Zhejiang CB 141-100

The game with biggest result difference took place in Jinan. Local Shandong Bulls (22-7) outscored 6th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (15-14) 141-100. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. The game without a history. Shandong Bulls led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 110 of its points in the paint compared to Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's 54. Shandong Bulls forced 23 Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank turnovers and outrebounded them 51-30 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shandong Bulls players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's players. It was a quality performance for center HanLin Tao (206-91) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 19 rebounds. Forward Ding Yanyuhang (200-93) accounted for 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. American guard Quincy Douby (191-84, college: Rutgers) came up with 26 points and 4 assists and the other American import power forward Eddy Curry (211-82) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank in the defeat. Five Shandong Bulls and four Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shandong Bulls have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. They maintain second place with 22-7 record having just three points less than leader Guangdong ST. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. Shandong Bulls' next round opponent will be DongGuan Leopards (#6) on the road. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will play against Qingdao Eagles.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: T.HanLin 20+19reb, J.Pooh 20+4reb+6ast, Y.Ding 20+5reb+5ast, A.Zaid 19+1reb+1ast, S.Ran 15+4reb+4ast, W.Ruheng 12+1reb+2ast
Zhejiang CB: D.Quincy 26+3reb+4ast, C.Eddy 20+5reb, D.JinHui 13+8reb, G.SongLin 13, X.YoBo 9+1reb+2ast, T.Hai 5+3reb
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Xinjiang FT - Guangsha L. 119-101

There was no surprise in Urumqi where 9th ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (15-15) were defeated by fourth ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (18-11) 119-101. The game was mostly controlled by Xinjiang Flying Tige. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions was better in third quarter 31-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Zhejiang Guangsha Lions helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Darnell Jackson (203-85, college: Kansas) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St.) accounted for 23 points for the winning side. Five Xinjiang Flying Tige players scored in double figures. Panamanian-American swingman Gary Forbes (201-85, college: Virginia) came up with a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Xinjiang Flying Tige. They maintain fourth place with 18-11 record. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions at the other side keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige's next round opponent will be Jiangsu Dragons (#12) in Nanjing and are hoping to win another game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play at home against Shanxi Zhongyu in Taiyuan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: W.Von 23+4reb+1ast, J.Darnell 21+7reb+1ast, Z.QinPeng 19+2reb+5ast, C.Tal 16+7reb+4ast, T.ZhengDong 14+6reb+2ast, Y.Changdong 8+4reb+1ast
Guangsha L.: F.Gary 46+11reb+4ast, R.Peter John 17+9reb+2ast, L.Chih-Chieh 16+2reb+3ast, S.Ruoyu 8+4reb, W.Zirui 4+1ast, C.Han Jun 4
gschID: 228765


TianJin S. - DongGuan L. 82-92

No shocking result in a game in Tianjin where seventh ranked DongGuan Leopards (16-13) defeated 14th ranked TianJin Steel (10-19) 92-82. The game without a history. DongGuan Leopards led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Blake Ahearn (188-84, college: Missouri St.) who led the winners and scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Marcus Haislip (208-80, college: Tennessee) accounted for 21 points for the winning side. American power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and Jordanian guard Osama Daghles (198-79, college: Midwestern St.) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for TianJin Steel in the defeat. Four TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. DongGuan Leopards moved-up to sixth place. TianJin Steel lost their eighth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. DongGuan Leopards' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Shandong Bulls in Jinan and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TianJin Steel will play at home against the league's leader Guandong Tigers (#1) in Dongguan.
Top scorers:
DongGuan L.: A.Blake 26+6reb+2ast, H.Marcus 21+2reb, G.QuAn 10+4reb+2ast, L.Muhao 8+4reb, Z.Kai 7+12reb+1ast, H.ZhongMian 7+6reb
TianJin S.: Z.Nan 21+6reb+1ast, X.GuiJun 14+5reb, H.Donnell 13+16reb+2ast, Z.Zhihan 12+1reb, D.Osama 9+10reb+10ast, X.Lei 8+4reb
gschID: 228764


Bayi R. - Shanghai S. 73-79

Bottom-ranked Shanghai Sharks managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses. This time they won against tenth-ranked Bayi Rockets in Ningbo 79-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bayi Rockets. Bayi Rockets were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Shanghai Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Bayi Rockets' 36. They outrebounded Bayi Rockets 56-38 including a 42-29 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shanghai Sharks brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward D.J. White (206-86, college: Indiana) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. The former international center ZhaoXu Zhang (221-87, college: California) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (215-77) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and forward Shunan Liu (198-90) added 18 points in the effort for Bayi Rockets. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shanghai Sharks (9-21) moved-up to sixteenth place. Bayi Rockets at the other side keep the tenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Foshan LL. Shanghai Sharks will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bayi Rockets will play at home against Jilin Tigers (#15) in Changchun and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: W.D.J. 33+12reb+3ast, Z.ZhaoXu 15+18reb, W.Yang 9+7reb, A.Gilbert 8+8reb+1ast, G.Yang 6+2reb+1ast, L.Ziqui 4+2reb+2ast
Bayi R.: W.ZhiZhi 18+5reb, L.Shunan 18+4reb, H.Shuo 10+7reb+3ast, X.ZhongHao 9+8reb+2ast, D.Lehei 5+3reb, Y.Chen 5+3reb
gschID: 228763


Beijing Ducks - Guangdong ST 93-82

Top ranked Guandong Tigers (25-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of third ranked Beijing Ducks on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Beijing Ducks 93-82. It ended at the same time the 15-game winning streak of Guandong Tigers. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 50-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Beijing Ducks made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. American guard Stephon Marbury (188-77, college: Georgia Tech) fired 41 points (!!!) and 5 steals for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) chipped in a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds. International Jianlian Yi (212-87) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Nigerian-American power forward Ike Diogu (204-83, college: Arizona St.) added 12 points and 19 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. Beijing Ducks maintains third place with 20-9 record having five points less than leader Guangdong ST. Guandong Tigers at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Beijing Ducks are looking forward to face Fujian (#13) in Jinjiang in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guandong Tigers will play on the road against TianJin Steel (#14) in Tianjin and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Beijing Ducks: M.Stephon 41+3reb+3ast, M.Randolph 32+12reb+1ast, W.Xiaohui 7+3reb, Z.Xiaochuan 5+9reb, L.Hsueh-Lin 4+6reb+4ast, Z.YanXi 2+10reb+2ast
Guangdong ST: Y.Jianlian 20+12reb, W.Terrence 17+4reb+1ast, D.Ike 12+19reb, L.XiaoYu 12+3reb+1ast, Z.FangYu 11+5reb+1ast, W.ShiPeng 10+4reb+3ast
gschID: 228762


Liaoning H. - Fujian QB 113-104

Very expected game in Yingkou where 13th ranked Fujian (10-19) was defeated by fifth ranked Liaoning Hunters (17-12) 113-104. Fujian was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for the former international center XiaoXu Li (206-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 21 rebounds. The former international Ailun Guo (192-93) accounted for 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. American guard Sundiata Gaines (185-86, college: Georgia) came up with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists and forward QiXin Zhou (195-85) added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Fujian in the defeat. Five Liaoning Hunters and four Fujian players scored in double figures. Liaoning Hunters maintains fifth place with 17-12 record. Fujian at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 19 games lost. Liaoning Hunters' next round opponent will be Foshan (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Fujian will play against Beijing Ducks.
Top scorers:
Liaoning H.: A.Josh-Emmanuel 29+3ast, G.Ailun 25+7reb+4ast, L.XiaoXu 18+21reb+3ast, L.Wei 18+4reb+1ast, Y.Ming 13+1reb+9ast, J.Solomon 6+8reb
Fujian QB: G.Sundiata 26+8reb+9ast, Z.QiXin 21+7reb+3ast, W.Zhelin 15+10reb+3ast, Z.TaiLong 15+1reb+1ast, M.Will 14+12reb, L.Hang 9+8reb+1ast
gschID: 228761


Jilin NE T. - Foshan LL 119-122

A very close game took place in Changchun between Foshan and Jilin Tigers. Eleventh ranked Foshan (13-16) got a very close victory on the road over 15th ranked Jilin Tigers (10-20). Foshan managed to escape with a 3-point win 122-119 on Sunday evening. Jilin Tigers trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 40-25 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 119-122 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Jilin Tigers 54-38 including a 43-30 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Doron Perkins (188-83, college: Santa Clara) helped adding 25 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. At the losing side American-Liberian power forward Samuel Hoskin (206-79, college: De Paul, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Dewarick Spencer (193-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 27 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Foshan moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Bayi R. Jilin Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. Foshan will meet higher ranked Liaoning Hunters (#5) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jilin Tigers will play against Bayi Rockets (#10) in Ningbo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Foshan LL: R.Shavlik 35+15reb+3ast, P.Doron 25+7reb+9ast, M.Michel 12+3reb+2ast, Z.LingXu 12+6reb+4ast, R.Junwei 11+6reb+1ast, S.KangMing 11+8reb
Jilin NE T.: H.Samuel 31+13reb, S.Dewarick 27+6reb+3ast, Z.Biao 18+2reb+1ast, Z.Cheng 12+9reb+6ast, T.Yuchen 12+2reb+1ast, L.Xudong 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 228760


Jiangsu D. - Qingdao E. 113-101

Rather predictable result in Nanjing where twelfth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (12-17) beat bottom-ranked Qingdao Eagles (8-21) 113-101. The game was mostly controlled by Jiangsu Dragons. Qingdao Eagles was better in second period 28-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jiangsu Dragons dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Qingdao Eagles' 30. Jiangsu Dragons forced 19 Qingdao Eagles turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. The former international point guard XueFeng Hu (185-80) accounted for 21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winning side. American swingman Tracy McGrady (203-79) came up with 21 points and 4 assists and forward YongGang Zhao (202-82) added 24 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) respectively for Qingdao Eagles in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Qingdao Eagles' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Jiangsu Dragons maintains twelfth place with 12-17 record. Qingdao Eagles at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 21 games lost. Jiangsu Dragons' next round opponent will be higher ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (#4) in Urumqi and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Qingdao Eagles will play at home against Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#7) in Hangzhou.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: H.Mike 23+12reb+2ast, S.Garret 22+8reb+3ast, Y.Li 22+2reb+4ast, H.XueFeng 21+10reb+5ast, M.Da 16+1reb+1ast, L.Yahui 5+1ast
Qingdao E.: Z.YongGang 24+2reb+2ast, M.Tracy 21+4reb+4ast, D.Chris 20+6reb+2ast, L.Tao 13+4reb+1ast, Y.GengLin 12+8reb, C.Kai 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 228759



China U16 starts the tournament in Turkey - by Eurobasket News

China U16 starts the tournament in Turkey with a win and a loss.
In Day 1 the Asian team won over Sweden U16 85:63. China started with 21-17 in the first period and then added 15-11 in the second frame. Moreover the Asian team posted a 25-20 rally in the third quarter and then finished the game with 24-15 in the last stanza. Yanhao Zhao and Hao Fu top-scored for the winners with 20 points each, while Xiaolei Zhang nailed 13. Craig Lecesne (196-PG-97) Jr replied with 15 points in the losing effort and Henrik Sjolin had 10.
In Day 2 Serbia U16 overcame China U16 78:56. The European side started the game with 19-9 and posted another three victories in the rest of the quarters. Milos Glisic (200-PF-98) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Stefan Peno (193-SG-97) nailed 13. Zhenliang Yuan replied with 17 points in defeat, whilst Xiaolei Zhang posted 14.



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Hrvoje Vlasic and Jolly part their ways - by Dajana Karl

Lately, Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik has been struggling on the court, and after their loss last Saturday against Alkar they decided to part ways with their, now ex, head coach Hrvoje Vlasic .

"We parted ways fair and friendly, it's just that the results are what keeps a coach, unfortunately we experienced two losses, of which the first one was particularly unexpected. We'll use this opportunity to thank Hrvoje for everything he did, with him we took a step forward, and we can say that he has left a deep mark on the club." is what Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik's director Davor Vidacak said for crosarka.com.

The club is still in a search of a replacement.



Adriatic League: Cedevita shock Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Cedevita 56:64

Cedevita shocked league leading Igokea in the latest Adriatic League game. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) scored 16 points as the Croatian team rolled to the victory in Bosnia tonight. Cedevita improved at 12-8 record just three wins shy of Igokea in the ladder.
Cedevita jumped to an early lead. The visitors grabbed a 20:14 advantage after ten minutes. The gap grew deeper in the second frame. Cedevita piled up a 35:25 halftime advantage. The visitors stayed in charge throughout the third term. They held Igokea to 14 points in the quarter to ensure a 13-point buffer heading into the fourth period. Cedevita opened a 22-point lead early in the fourth quarter before allowing Igokea to cut it to 8 at the end. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) delivered 11 points, while Marino Bazdaric (195-G/F-78) accounted for 10 points for the visitors. Branko Jorovic (204-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Igokea. Milos Komatina (205-F/C-84) netted 15 points in the loss.

Igokea: Branko Jorovic 16, Milos Komatina 15
Cedevita: Marko Tomas 16, Bracey Wright 11, Marino Bazdaric 10



Sandro Nicevic joins Cibona - by Eurobasket News

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (A1) agreed terms with 37-year old Croatian ex-international center Sandro Nicevic (210-107kg-76, agency: Beo Basket). He is a dual citizen owning also Italian passport. Nicevic played last season at Sutor Montegranaro in Italian SerieA. In 27 games last year he had 3.7ppg and 1.4rpg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Benetton Treviso (SerieA) in Italy. In 23 games that season he recorded 6.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Nicevic was voted Eurobasket.com All-Eurocup 2nd Team back in 2009. He also represented Croatia at the European Championships in Poland four years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT-2 (92.9%).
Nicevic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Le Mans and STB Le Havre), Greece (AEK Athens), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija), Spain (Unicaja Malaga) and Turkey (Besiktas).
Its very possible he may end his playing career at Cibona.
On Nicevic: Very unstable game. Can have great evening, while the next game does not impress at all. Very good rebounder. Can also block.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 14-3 
 2. AEK 13-4 
 3. Etha 12-5 
 4. Apoel 9-8 
 5. Apollon 8-9 
 6. AEL 6-11 
 7. ENAD 3-14 
 8. Omonia 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 2: AEL - Omonia 89-75
Feb. 1: Apoel - ENAD 70-52
Feb. 1: Keravnos - Etha 67-65
Feb. 2: AEK - Apollon 100-93

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 5: Keravnos - AEK
Feb. 5: Etha - Apollon
Feb. 5: Apoel - AEL
Feb. 5: ENAD - Omonia


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Jeremy ALLEN
  Omonia
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Allen, Omonia19.6 
 2. Brown, Apollon18.6 
 3. Aleksic, AEL17.3 
 4. Pesic, AEL16.9 
 5. Fisher, AEK16.2 
 6. Outerbridge, AEL16.2 
 7. Crocker, Keravnos15.0 
 8. Diggs, Omonia14.8 
 9. Williams, Etha13.8 
 10. Maze, Keravnos13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orion OUTERBRIDGE
  AEL
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Outerbridge, AEL9.0 
 2. Pesic, AEL8.7 
 3. Aleksic, AEL7.7 
 4. Brown, Apollon7.2 
 5. Diggs, Omonia7.1 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.7 
 7. Bolden, ENAD6.5 
 8. Fisher, AEK6.4 
 9. Jefferson, Apollon6.1 
 10. Kaskiris, ENAD5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bobby MAZE
  Keravnos
  (191-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Maze, Keravnos5.2 
 2. Diggs, Omonia4.9 
 3. Aleksic, AEL4.7 
 4. Dorsey, Apollon4.0 
 5. Palalas, AEL3.8 
 6. Demertzis, Kerav.3.8 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.5 
 8. Panteli, AEK3.1 
 9. Adegboye, Etha2.9 
 10. Guillandeaux, AEL2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Palalas, AEL2.6 
 2. Hamilton, ENAD2.3 
 3. Stiggers, Apoel2.2 
 4. Diggs, Omonia1.9 
 5. Dorsey, Apollon1.8 
 6. Kremen, Apoel1.8 
 7. Panteli, AEK1.7 
 8. Brown, Apollon1.7 
 9. Poole, Etha1.7 
 10. Allen, AEL1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marvin JEFFERSON
  Apollon
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Jefferson, Apollon1.8 
 2. Outerbridge, AEL1.8 
 3. Harrison, AEK1.5 
 4. Vaughn, Keravnos1.4 
 5. Baker, Omonia1.3 
 6. Brown, Apollon1.1 
 7. Morrison, Apoel0.9 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.8 
 9. Sims, ENAD0.5 
 10. Pesic, AEL0.5 



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Jones' 27 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

20-year old forward Terrence Jones (205-F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Rio Grande VV and receives a USBasket.com Player of the Week award for round 38.
He had the game-high 27 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Rio Grande VV in his team's victory, helping them to crush Maine RC (#3, 17-12) with 18-point margin 113-95. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Rio Grande VV maintains the 2nd position in D-League league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Rio Grande VV will need more victories to improve their 16-9 record. In the team's last game Jones had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Rio Grande VV, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Kentucky graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jones is in league's top in points (7th best: 19.7ppg), rebounds (6th best: 9.6rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 54.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Omar Reed (200-F/G-87, agency: Interperformances) of Maine RC. He is a swingman in his first season at Maine RC. In the last game Reed recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Maine RC lost that game 95-113 to slightly higher-ranked Rio Grande VV (#2, 16-9). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Maine RC still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 17-12 record is not bad at all. Reed is a newcomer at Maine RC 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 Brian Butch (211-C/F-84, agency: Edge Sports) of league's leader Bakersfield J.. Butch scored 17 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Bakersfield J., leading his team to a 107-83 easy win against #4 ranked Austin T.. Bakersfield J. confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 19 victories and 9 lost games. Butch has a great season in D-L. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.5rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Micheal Eric (210-F/C-88) of Canton C. - 13 points and 13 rebounds
5. Gary Flowers (203-F-86) of Los Angeles D. - 19 points and 13 rebounds
6. Rick Jackson (206-F-89) of Austin T. - 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. James Mays (206-F-86) of Springfield A. - 17 points and 15 rebounds
8. Sean Evans (203-F-88) of Idaho S. - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Luke Harangody (201-F-88) of Ft.Wayne MA - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Willie Reed (206-F-90) of Springfield A. - 19 points and 11 rebounds

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



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Peciukevicius' 31-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

21-year old guard Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Parnu and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 31 points adding five rebounds and nine assists for Parnu in his team's victory, helping them to beat Tarvas (#2, 15-5) 96-90. Parnu maintains the 7th position in Estonian league. Parnu is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-10 record. In the team's last game Peciukevicius had a remarkable 78.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Parnu's top player in his first season with the team. Augustas Peciukevicius averages this season 15.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 5.7apg.

Second best performed player last round was Rain Raadik (208-C-89). He is international center in his first season at Parnu. In the last game Raadik recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for Parnu to edge the higher-ranked Tarvas (#2, 15-5) by 6 points 96-90. Parnu's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Raadik is a newcomer at Parnu and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) of league's second-best Tarvas. Raley-Ross showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Raley-Ross' great performance Tarvas lost 90-96 to the lower-ranked Parnu (#7, 7-10). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Tarvas needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 15 victories and 5 lost games. Raley-Ross has a great season in Estonia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (2nd best), rebounds with 6.3rpg (9th best) and assists with 2.8apg (8th best). He also has FGP: 68.8% and 3PT: 41.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Siim Laur (189-G-87) of Hito/Johvi - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Kalev/Cramo - 22 points and 7 rebounds
6. Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Kalev/Cramo - 20 points and 8 rebounds
7. Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) of Tarvas - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Indrek Kajupank (200-F-88) of Rapla - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ty Abbott (192-G-88) of Kalev/Cramo - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Kalev/Cramo - 17 points, 9 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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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Pappas, Panionios19.8 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG19.3 
 3. Diener, Banco d.19.2 
 4. Rakocevic, Crvena19.1 
 5. Davis, Banvit BK19.0 
 6. Thornton, Banco d.18.7 
 7. McKee, Triumph18.2 
 8. Batista, Le Mans17.2 
 9. Green, Orleans17.0 
 10. Eidson, Unics17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.8 
 2. Williams, Cajasol8.8 
 3. Landry, Triumph8.1 
 4. Maric, Lokomotiv8.0 
 5. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.5 
 6. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.5 
 7. Stimac, Banvit BK7.4 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducno.7.0 
 9. Hervelle, Gescr.6.8 
 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.7.2 
 3. Everett, Cholet6.3 
 4. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 5. Pellin, Orleans5.7 
 6. Turner, Trefl Sopot5.7 
 7. Wright, Spartak SP5.6 
 8. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.2 
 9. Satoransky, Cajasol5.1 
 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, Unics2.0 
 4. Fells, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 5. Pullen, Hapoel J-M1.8 
 6. Mejia, Banvit BK1.8 
 7. Lojeski, Oostende1.8 
 8. Calathes, Lokom.1.7 
 9. Brown, Lokomotiv1.7 
 10. Greene, Orleans1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LAPETA
  Stelmet ZG
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Lapeta, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 2. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.2 
 4. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 5. Vougioukas, Unics1.1 
 6. Balvin, Cajasol1.1 
 7. Fischer, BC Donet.1.0 
 8. Theis, Ratiopharm1.0 
 9. Booker, Panionios1.0 
 10. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.0 



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Brown, Montepaschi20.4 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.17.6 
 3. Langford, EA7 A.17.0 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.16.1 
 5. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 6. Weems, CSKA14.8 
 7. Bogdanovic, Fener..14.7 
 8. Krstic, CSKA14.3 
 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.6.4 
 8. James, Maccabi T-A6.4 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos6.1 
 10. Bilan, Cedevita6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.6.1 
 2. Planinic, Khimky5.9 
 3. Brown, Montepaschi5.4 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.3 
 5. Blassingame, Assec.5.1 
 6. Cook, EA7 Armani5.0 
 7. Teodosic, CSKA4.9 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu4.4 
 9. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.2 
 10. Westermann, Parti.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jamon Lukas GORDON
  Anadolu .
  (191-SG-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gordon, Anadolu2.1 
 2. Jaaber, Zalgiris1.9 
 3. Hickman, Maccabi1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 5. Green, Cedevita1.6 
 6. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 7. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.5 
 8. Cook, EA7 Armani1.4 
 9. Djedovic, ALBA1.4 
 10. Planinic, Khimky1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Panathin.
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lasme, Panathin.2.0 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.6 
 3. Cusin, Cantu1.4 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.4 
 5. Ress, Montepaschi1.3 
 6. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 7. Slaughter, Real M.1.1 
 8. Falker, Besiktas1.1 
 9. Davis, Khimky1.1 
 10. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 14-4 
 2. ToPo 13-5 
 3. BC Nokia 11-6 
 4. Oulun NMKY 10-7 
 5. Tapiolan Honka 10-8 
 6. Huima 6-11 
 7. Ura Basket 6-12 
 8. Pyrinto II 5-13 
 9. SayRi 4-13 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 16-5 
 2. KaU Koris 15-7 
 3. TuNMKY 14-7 
 4. Jarvenpaa 13-8 
 5. HBA-Marsky 8-12 
 6. BC Jyvaskyla 8-13 
 7. Espoo Basket 5-16 
 8. JyWe 5-16 

Regular Season: Round 20

A

Feb. 2: Oulun NMKY - Pyrinto II 90-75
Feb. 1: ToPo - Porvoon Tarmo 90-71
Feb. 3: BC Nokia - Huima 71-69
Feb. 3: SayRi - Ura Basket 104-109

B

Feb. 3: BC Jyvaskyla - Kerava ET 91-98
Feb. 3: Jarvenpaa - JyWe 88-71
Feb. 3: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY 71-90
Feb. 2: JyWe - KaU Koris 65-79
Jan. 31: TuNMKY - Jarvenpaa 108-95
Feb. 2: Kerava ET - Espoo Basket 105-80

Regular Season: Round 21

A

Feb. 8: Porvoon Tarmo - SayRi
Feb. 10: Huima - Oulun NMKY
Feb. 10: Ura Basket - Pyrinto II
Feb. 10: Tapiolan Honka - BC Nokia

B

Feb. 8: HBA-Marsky - BC Nokia
Feb. 10: HBA-Marsky - JyWe
Feb. 10: Kerava ET - Jarvenpaa
Feb. 10: BC Jyvaskyla - TuNMKY
Feb. 10: Espoo Basket - KaU Koris


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Richardson, Ura B.27.4 
 2. Moultrie, BC Nokia25.2 
 3. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.23.8 
 4. Jallow, Jarvenpaa23.6 
 5. Mays, Huima22.0 
 6. Mua, Kerava ET20.8 
 7. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.20.7 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II19.5 
 9. Tate, Porvoon19.3 
 10. Coleman, Oulun N.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pierre JALLOW
  Jarvenpaa
  (203-F/C-79)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Jallow, Jarvenpaa14.9 
 2. Corpening, BC Jyva.14.8 
 3. Moultrie, BC Nokia14.4 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET12.8 
 5. Stephens, Huima12.3 
 6. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.5 
 8. Young, Porvoon11.0 
 9. Capers, ToPo10.8 
 10. Coleman, ToPo10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.6 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.7 
 3. Ginty, ToPo4.6 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.4.4 
 5. Hanninen, Jarvenp.4.0 
 6. Kyllonen, Porvoon3.9 
 7. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.8 
 8. Russell, Oulun N.3.8 
 9. Mays, Huima3.8 
 10. Viita, Jarvenpaa3.7 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Little, Kerava ET3.2 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.7 
 3. Corpening, BC Jyva.2.2 
 4. Herrala, HBA-M.2.2 
 5. Thomas, SayRi2.1 
 6. Michelsen, HBA-M.1.9 
 7. Richardson, Ura B.1.9 
 8. Viita, Jarvenpaa1.8 
 9. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 10. Russell, Oulun N.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.6 
 2. Mua, Kerava ET2.0 
 3. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.0 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.8 
 5. Corpening, BC Jyva.1.7 
 6. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.5 
 7. Capers, ToPo1.4 
 8. Young, Porvoon1.3 
 9. Moultrie, BC Nokia1.3 
 10. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 


1.DIVISION: Riento - Ura Basket 104-109 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Division 1 A, round 18: When Riento and Ura Basket (Kaarina) met today at Saynatsalo, teams scored 213 points in 40 minutes. Ura Basket continued with strong play and won finally 104-109 (56-63). Riento had five players in double figures, but Coach Lars Ekstrom (agency: Edge Sports ) had trio Nolan Richardson (188-G-84, college: Midwestern St.) - Bobby Nash - Paul Harrison. These American players combined 80 points for Ura Basket. Rolando Little (206-F-86, college: Idaho St.) led Riento (4-13) with 29 pts. Riento has won only one game (1/8) at home this season!
BC Nokia and Huima (Aanekoski) made their game a thriller, but BC Nokia was more lucky at the end: 71-69 (41-32). Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) was again BC Nokia's leading scorer and rebounder: 19pta/18rbs. DeAndre Mays (188-G-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Youngstown St.) led Huima with 21 pts. And yesterday YMCA Oulu crushed Pyrinto II (Tampere) 90-75 (44-33). Russell Frederick (185-PG-88, college: Philadelphia) netted game high 24 pts. Dwight Coleman (203-F/G-84, college: Dallas Baptist) had a double-double 18pts/14rbs. Osku Heinonen (194-G/F-92) led Pyrinto II with 23 pts.

SayRi - Ura Basket 104-109 (56-63). (Ronaldo Little 29, Eryk Thomas 23/13, Kosti Naukkarinen 13 - Nolan Richardson 36, Bobby Nash 23/11, Paul Harrison 21/10).
BC Nokia - Huima 71-69 (41-32). (Brian Moultrie 19/18, Henri Jokinen 12, Kraidon Woods 11 - DeAndre Mays 21, Cory Abercrombie 19/12, Andre Stephens 16/16).
YMCA Oulu - Pyrinto II 90-75 (44-33). (Russell Frederick 24, Dwight Coleman 18/14, Josh Nofflet 18 - Osku Heinonen 23, Severi Liljeberg 19, Tuomas Sukanen 10).



FINNISH CUP: Pyrinto new Cup-winner - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Finnish Cup, Final in Tampere: Two teams in the Final knowing eachother so well. Pyrinto playing at home court and last season Finnish Champion Bisons from Loimaa. Bisons had beaten recently Pyrinto by ten points on the same court, but today Pyrinto seemed to be more hungry. Where was Bisons' energy? Blocking outs? Pyrinto was tipping in very important buckets and turned the game for themselves. Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) (Bisons) made both FTs and it was a two-point-game (75-73) with 2:07 to go. When the last minute got started, it was still 75-73 for Pyrinto. Veteran Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) made his lay-up with 27 seconds to go and Pyrinto was ahead by four (77-73). Then Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86, college: Rhode Island) blocked Mikko Koivisto (194-G-87, college: NC-Greensboro) on his lay-up, D.Williams missed both FTs, Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) gave a bad pass and Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, college: Purdue) made the final digits 78-73 from the charity stripe six seconds on the clock. Martin Zeno's missed 3-pointer could not help anymore even that shot would have been made.
Pyrinto - Bisons 78-73 (41-37). Q: 18-15, 23-22 21-20, 16-16. (Lamonte Ulmer 21/14, Damon Williams 16/10, Antero Lehto 14, Kenneth Lowe 13. 1 - 71,4% (10/14), 2 - 48,0% (25/52), 3 - 28,5% (6/21). R: 26+14=40. TO: 10. - Matti Nuutinen 20, Jeb Ivey 16, Martin Zeno 16. 1 - 91,3% (21/23), 2 - 38,8% (14/36), 3 - 40,0% (8/20). R: 27+8=35. TO: 13. A: 901).



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.19.2 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.8 
 3. Williams, Paris-.17.3 
 4. Fitch, Strasbourg16.8 
 5. Nivins, Poitiers16.1 
 6. King, Le Havre15.8 
 7. Jackson, AS.15.7 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.4 
 9. Green, Orleans15.2 
 10. Sommerville, Nancy15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Brockman, Limoges9.4 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.4 
 3. Greer, Strasbourg7.8 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 5. Collins, Roanne7.4 
 6. May, Paris-Levallo.7.3 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers7.1 
 8. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.6.9 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy6.9 
 10. Howard, Roanne6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Diabate, Nancy6.7 
 2. King, Le Havre6.4 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.6 
 5. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.1 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg5.1 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 8. Bokolo, Gravelines4.5 
 9. Campbell, Stras.4.3 
 10. Diot, Paris-Leval.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.1 
 2. Leloup, Dijon2.0 
 3. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 4. Pellin, Orleans1.7 
 5. Campbell, Stras.1.7 
 6. Williams, Paris-.1.7 
 7. Thompson, Le Havre1.6 
 8. Eldridge, Boulazac1.6 
 9. Jomby, Cholet1.5 
 10. Diot, Paris-Leval.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gobert, Cholet2.1 
 2. Akpomedah, Grave.1.4 
 3. Sy, AS.1.4 
 4. Walker, Limoges1.2 
 5. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.1 
 6. Badiane, Poitiers1.1 
 7. Williams, Chalon1.0 
 8. Vaty, Gravelines0.9 
 9. Fofana, Le Havre0.9 
 10. Williams, Paris-.0.8 


Raji's double-double lands him NM1 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old forward Corey Raji (198-F-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) had a great game in the last round for Quimper and receives a Eurobasket.com NM1 Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Chartres (#11, 7-10) with 18-point margin 79-61. Quimper maintains the 4th position in French NM1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Quimper will need more victories to improve their 12-5 record. In the team's last game Raji had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Quimper's top player in his first season with the team. Boston College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raji is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.0ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 9.1rpg) and averages solid 60.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-PF-90) of Sorgues. He is American forward in his first season at Sorgues. In the last game Hankins-Cole recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Sorgues to edge the higher-ranked Orchy (#2, 12-4) in overtime by 4 points 119-115. Sorgues' 10th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Hankins-Cole is a newcomer at Sorgues and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Amy M'Boma (199-F/G-83) of La Rochelle (#6). M'Boma scored 22 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of La Rochelle, leading his team to a 76-65 win against slightly lower-ranked Rueil (#8, 9-8). La Rochelle needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 10 victories and 7 lost games. M'Boma has a very solid season. In 14 games in France he scored 11.0ppg. Amy M'Boma has also French passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan Zamroz (192-G/F-87) of Sorgues - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Djordje Petrovic (204-F/C-84) of Orchy - 28 points and 6 rebounds
6. Romain Hillotte (197-G-91) of Cognac - 13 points and 12 rebounds
7. Jeremy Tschamber (192-G-84) of Souffel - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Daviin Davis (193-F-85) of Blois - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Russell Carter (196-G-85) of Orchy - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Rida El Amrani (180-PG-86) of Vichy - 15 points, 13 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)



Gombauld Stephane shines for France U16 team in Sakarya - by Eurobasket News

Stephane Gombauld (201-PF-97) shines for France U16 team in Sakarya in the first two games. In Day 1 Serbian U16 National team beats France U16 National team on tournament in Sakarya 65:57. During the most of all four periods of the match Serbian team had advantage and not allowed any possible break to France team. The most efficient player in Serbian team were Milos Glisic (200-PF-98) with 19 points, 4 boards and Stefan Peno (193-SG-97) with 17 points, 7 boards and 5 assists. The most efficient player in France team was Stephane Gombauld with 25 scored points and 9 boards.
In Day 2 France U16 rolled over Turkey U16 64:53. The French side opened the game with 19-15, but the hosts replied with 24-15 in the second frame. The third period became a nightmare for the Turkish team that could not score a single point. France added 16-14 rally in the last stanza and won the game. Stephane Gombauld top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 17 rebounds, while Luc Loubaki added 13. Denis Gauthier had 8, while Diayandibeni Bryian posted 7. Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) and Ercan Bayrak (203-F-97) finished the game with 10 points each in the losing effort.



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 2: Phoenix Hagen - Bremerhaven 95-88
Feb. 2: Art.Dragons - MBC 90-86
Feb. 3: TBB Trier - Ratiopharm 82-86
Feb. 3: EWE Baskets - ALBA 82-67
Feb. 2: B.Muenchen - Fraport SKY 79-72
Feb. 2: LTi 46ers - Walter Tigers 71-107
Feb. 2: Neckar L'burg - Bayreuth 70-69
Feb. 2: s.Oliver Baskets - Telekom Baskets 58-74
Feb. 4: Brose Bask. - NY Phantoms


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. White, Phoenix17.4 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.5 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.4 
 4. Brooks, LTi 46ers15.9 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.7 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.15.4 
 7. Thompson, ALBA14.8 
 8. Redding, Walter T.13.8 
 9. Timberlake, MBC13.8 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.2 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.5 
 3. Robertson, Fraport7.3 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 5. King, Art.Dragons6.7 
 6. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.7 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.6 
 8. Ford, Brose Bask.6.5 
 9. Boateng, NY Phant.6.4 
 10. McGhee, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.2 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.9 
 3. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.4 
 4. White, Phoenix4.2 
 5. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 6. Timberlake, MBC3.8 
 7. Gibson, Fraport SKY3.8 
 8. Burrell, Bremerha.3.7 
 9. Wood, ALBA3.6 
 10. Zazai, LTi 46ers3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Wayne BERNARD
  Neckar L.
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bernard, Neckar L.2.0 
 2. Robertson, Fraport2.0 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 4. White, Phoenix1.8 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier1.6 
 6. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.5 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 8. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.4 
 9. Gibson, Fraport SKY1.4 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gregory, Phoenix2.1 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.7 
 3. Ford, Brose Bask.1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.3 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 6. Pantelic, MBC1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 10. Boateng, NY Phan.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 15-5 
 2. Goettingen 15-5 
 3. Duesseldorf 14-6 
 4. Karlsruhe 13-7 
 5. Cuxhaven 12-8 
 6. Chemnitz 11-9 
 7. Ehingen 11-9 
 8. Heidelberg 9-11 
 9. NBC 9-11 
 10. Jena 9-11 
 11. ETB Wohnbau 9-11 
 12. Kirchheim 8-12 
 13. Finke Baskets 8-12 
 14. Gotha 7-13 
 15. Crailsheim 7-13 
 16. Leipzig 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 2: ETB Wohnbau - Chemnitz 93-81
Feb. 2: Vechta - NBC 84-85
Feb. 2: Leipzig - Goettingen 80-92
Feb. 3: Duesseldorf - Gotha 77-75
Feb. 3: Jena - Finke Baskets 73-83
Feb. 3: Ehingen - Heidelberg 73-71
Feb. 2: Crailsheim - Karlsruhe 72-88
Feb. 2: Kirchheim - Cuxhaven 107-77


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.5 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven20.3 
 3. Williams, Vechta17.9 
 4. Griffin, Gotha16.5 
 5. Calvin, Ehingen16.3 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven16.3 
 7. White, Heidelberg16.3 
 8. Barker, Jena16.0 
 9. Roessler, Karlsruhe16.0 
 10. Alexander, Kirchh.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Gadley, Leipzig10.5 
 2. Lawson, Chemnitz9.5 
 3. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.1 
 4. Henley, ETB W.8.1 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.0 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen7.8 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.6 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.6 
 9. Livas, Goettingen7.2 
 10. Adomaitis, Jena6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Williams, Vechta7.5 
 2. Aud, Finke Baskets6.3 
 3. Coleman, Crailsheim5.9 
 4. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.2 
 5. Kelly, Cuxhaven5.0 
 6. Matthews, Ehingen4.7 
 7. Smith, Gotha4.7 
 8. Barker, Jena4.3 
 9. Jeka, Jena4.2 
 10. Phillips, Goettin.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Vechta2.9 
 2. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. Matthews, Ehingen2.4 
 4. Johnson, Duesseld.1.8 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.7 
 7. Bynum, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz1.4 
 10. Blackwood, Heidel.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris GADLEY
  Leipzig
  (207-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gadley, Leipzig2.3 
 2. White, Heidelberg1.8 
 3. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.7 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz1.4 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.3 
 6. De Michael, NBC1.3 
 7. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.0 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 
 9. Madrich, Vechta0.9 
 10. Calvin, Ehingen0.8 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 16-1 
 2. Rist Wedel 12-5 
 3. Herten Lions 11-6 
 4. Oldenburg 9-8 
 5. Recklinghausen 8-9 
 6. Dorsten 7-10 
 7. MTV Wolfenbuettel 7-10 
 8. Hannover 7-10 
 9. Wulfen 7-10 
 10. BSW Sixers 7-10 
 11. SU Medien 6-11 
 12. Stahnsdorf 5-12 
Group South
 1. Dragons 15-2 
 2. Weissenhorn 11-6 
 3. Bayer Giants 10-7 
 4. Noerdlingen 10-7 
 5. Langen 10-7 
 6. Fraport SKY II 9-8 
 7. Licher Baeren 9-8 
 8. Leitershofen 8-9 
 9. Hanau 7-10 
 10. Dresden 6-11 
 11. Konstanz 4-13 
 12. TSV Troester 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

North

Feb. 2: MTV Wolfenbuettel - Hannover 99-92 OT
Feb. 2: SU Medien - Recklinghausen 91-93
Feb. 3: Stahnsdorf - BSW Sixers 85-69
Feb. 2: Dorsten - Oldenburg 78-72
Feb. 2: Wulfen - Rist Wedel 75-73
Feb. 2: Herten Lions - Schwelm 70-74

South

Feb. 2: Leitershofen - Noerdlingen 96-92
Feb. 3: Weissenhorn - Hanau 91-78
Feb. 2: Dragons - Dresden 82-69
Feb. 2: Langen - Fraport SKY II 81-74
Feb. 3: Konstanz - Licher Baeren 73-86
Feb. 2: TSV Troester - Bayer Giants 70-74


Loren Stokes (John Patrick Taught Me Just To Leave It All Out There From Day One) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Loren Stokes (190-G-83, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Hofstra) is a 29 year old 190cm guard from Buffalo, New York that is in his sith professional season. He played at Hofstra from 2003-2007 and in his senior year played 32 games: 20.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 67.8%; Finished career as second-leading scorer in Hofstra history with 2,148 points. In 2007-2008, he turned professional and played for In Oct.'07 signed at Aspis Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): FIBA EuroCup: 2 games: 20.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 64.7%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 70.6%; 9 games: 14.7ppg, 4.6rpg, released in Dec.'07, in Jan.'08 moved to Generali Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-D1, starting five): 19 games: 11.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.4apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 23.0%, FT: 72.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for Aget Imola (Italy-Lega2, starting five), injured at the beginning of the season and was off for 2 months, in Feb.'09 signed at BS Odessa (Ukraine-UBL): 1 game: 6pts, 2reb, 1steal, released the same month. In 2009-2010, he played for : Generali Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-D1, starting five), injured in Oct.'09: 24 games: 11.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.4apg, Steals-1 (2.3spg), FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 13.8%, FT: 67.0%. He played the last two season for Erie Bay Hawks and last season played 15 games: 6.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.8%, FT: 61.5%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

You had a try out with German team Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg the last days. What kind of an experience was that for you?

It was a good experience. I got to show case my talent and show people that I'm still the same player I been since I have been overseas in the past two seasons.

The player market continues to be very difficult to crack this season. You are still looking for a team. Why do you think the market has been so tough this season?

Yes I'm still looking for a team. I believe the market has been very hard to crack this season because its a lot of good talent out there.


John Patrick was looking for a point guard and not a scorer. You are a patient player and possess solid point guard skills. Are you a bit disappointed that your point guard skills werent as noticed during your try-out?

I am a little disappointed but I have to move on all I can do is go out there and display my abilities. I talked with the coach for a little after the final practice and he told me I showed him something's he didn't know I was able to do and he thinks I can definitely play at this level. They were just looking for something different.

John Patrick is a very intense coach. What could you learn from him in your short stay in Ludwigsburg?

Just to leave it all out there from day one. My college coach Tom Pecora was intense so I was use to it.

The team recently added Marquis Blakley. What was your impression of him and how will he help the team most?

Well I knew Marquis Blakely from the NBA D-league. He can help the team in a lot of different ways like blocking shots rebounding and scoring. He is very athletic.

If Lucca Staiger was parked in the corner and had a blindfold on, how many could he hit form 10 tries? Lol

LOL. He could probably hit 5 or 6 he is a very good shooter.

It is known that you are a scoring guard, but what is a strength in your game that doesnt gte noticed right away?

Ill have to say my assist. And my ability to get other players open shots and involved in the game. I don't force my shots I know I get them because I can create for myself.

If you could describe yourself, what are your most important qualities as a player that would help any team right now?

I can help a team on both ends of the floor I play great on the defensive end, I also rebound the ball pretty well from the guard positions. I can also open up the floor on the offensive end with my ability to penetrate the defense.

You played together with NBA player DJ Kennedy last season in the D-league with Erie. What was the most amazing thing that you saw him display on the court?

DJ was a good player the guy could do everything rebound pass and score he was very talented.

You played together at Hofstra (NCAA) with American Chris Gadley who is playing in Germany with Leipzig. What is your fondest memory of him?

LOL Chris Gadley had so many it's really hard to pick one. But I'll have to say when he called me from open gym saying the guys on the team was picking with him. It was his freshmen year. I was at home due to a death in my family.

Have you just been eating at Mcdonalds or did you pick up on some tasty German food?

I have been eating a lot of pasta.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Last DVD I saw was training Day. Denzel Washington.

Thanks for the chat Loren.





Brian Harper (TBB Trier) Pregame Thoughts To ratiopharm Ulm Game Feb 3rd - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

A tough 71-66 loss at home against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. What hurts more the blow out loses or the tight games that are lost?

Losing any game hurts but the close games are always extra hard for me .

How much of a challenge was it playing against Dwayne Anderson? What is most difficult in defending him?

Whenever you have to defend a guy that can score inside and out its a challenge. Anderson is a good ball player.

TBB Trier started the season with a record of 7-3, but in the last nine games have only a 3-6 record. What has the team gotten away from and need to improve on?

We just have to continue to do the little things that lead to a team being successful, and stay focused night in and night out.

The next game is against 2012 Beko BBL cup finalist. Ulm won at home 73-58 in the first game. What do you remember from this game?

I remember playing against a team that was well prepared and very talented. It well be a tough game this weekend but we are really looking forward to the challenge.


ratiopharm Ulm has double duty with Eurocup play and could be getting more tired in the second half of the game. Could an increase in the tempo of the game be a key to winning?

We're expecting them to be ready to play 40 minutes so we are preparing to do the same .

When you look at John Bryant you see a type of hulk. When you look at Andereas Seifert what comes to mind?

When I think of Andereas I think of a video game big man.He's a guy that has moves on top of moves in the post,and it makes him hard to guard.


How tough is the loss of Rajon Rondo for the Boston Celtics? How will they react?

It's super tough!! I'm not sure how they will react but I know I will be watching to see.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The imposter.

Thanks Brian for the chat.




Fabien Fond (FC Bayern Munich 2) Will He End His Professional Basketball Career In France? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Fabien Fond (177-PG-71) may be a 41 year old guard from France, but when you witness him walking around the Audi dome in Munich, one notices quickly that he is still in top shape, but that he is still playing organized basketball making a living is something one would not expect even though his smile and jest for basketball is as interesting to watch as his battles with Steffen Hamann which he had in preseason as he was practicing with FC Bayern Munich as many of the Germans were with the German national team. Fond signed his first pro-contract as the youngest Player in France at the age of 17 years old. He has always been a very smart player, fast play, excellent touch for the ball, very good sense and vision of the game, his strength lies in one-on-one play penetration, he uses more rarely in a game but has good quality on three-point shoot. He is a team player and strong character of a winner that gave him a long career as a basketball player that played for the biggest Clubs in France and Europe with Villeurbanne (for 7 years), Brest, Sabel, and Gravelines.

Fond also had experience playing In Germany for teams like BG Karlsruhe and FC Schalke 04. He then got experience playing for Sdent BBC Nyon (Switzerland-LNA, Meyrin Grand-Saconnex Basket (Switzerland-LNA) and Basquet Mallorca (Spain-LEB Gold) before heading back to Germany to play for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners PRO B team in 2009-2010. There the French man was a super mentor for young guards Willis Gardner and Nico Anders while still being able to play the game he loves. Since 2010-2011, he has been in Bavaria still showcasing his skills for FC Bayern Muenchen II (Germany-2.Regionalliga). There he helps young Germans like Janosch Koegler and Jakob Sperber.He has had the ideal task of helping young players on the team as well as doing other basketball duties for Germanys most famous sports club. However he still hasnt lost his zeal for basketball as he is slowly approaching 42 and currently has offers from some PRO A and PRO B clubs in France. For one team, he could use his age and experience to perfection helping two young playmakers develop. The question is will the gregarious Fond go back to his home country to give back or stay in Munich? He has a conflict of interest, but it isnt difficult to see that his heart also has red/white colors.




Germany U16 posts two consecutive wins - by Eurobasket News

Germany U16 posts two consecutive wins at the start of the International Tournament in Turkey.
In Day 1 Germany U16 outscored Montenegro U16 70:56. Trailing 2 points after the first period, Germany needed a strong 21-12 surge to take the lead and added 18-9 in the last frame. Leon Kratzer (205-C-97) led the way with 13 points and Tibor Taras (188-SG-97) scored 12. Hubner Moritz posted 10, while Georg Beyschlag delivered 7. Petar Ivanovic (191-G-97) answered with 15 points in the losing effort and Milos Divac scored 13 in a loss.
In Day 2 Germany U16 overcame Ukraine U16 70:60. That time Ukraine started with 12-8 lead, while Germany posted three victories in the rest of the quarters. The last stanza was decisive in the game and brought 22-13 surge for the winners. Leon Kratzer top-scored for the winners with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Tibor Taras notched 10. Menzel Johannes and Pape Till delivered 8 points each in a win. Svyatoslav Mikhayliuk and Dmytro Berezkin produced 16 points in a loss, while Ivan Vatazhok scored 10.



ProA Round 20: Leader SC Rasta Vechta loses to NBC - by Eurobasket News

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

Top ranked SC Rasta Vechta (15-5) recorded its fifth loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by tenth ranked NBC (9-11) 85-84. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of SC Rasta Vechta. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Russian forward Nikita Khartchenkov (200-87) chipped in 22 points. The former international center Dirk Madrich (211-83, agency: Court Side) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. NBC moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta still keeps top position with five games lost. They share it with Goettingen. NBC is looking forward to face Crailsheim Merlins (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play against BV Chemnitz 99 (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Allmendingen. Seventh ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (11-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (9-11) 73-71 on Sunday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Garrett Williamson contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds for MLP Academics Heidelberg. MLP Academics Heidelberg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ehingen/Urspringschule moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Chemnitz. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against league's second-placed BG Goettingen on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Fourteenth-ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (7-13) made lots of trouble for third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (14-6) on Sunday. Duesseldorf Baskets managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Adam Waleskowski who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Chase Griffin responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Duesseldorf Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-6 record behind leader Vechta. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha keeps the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Crailsheim. Duesseldorf Baskets will meet MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Kirchheim Knights (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Jena, where higher ranked Science City Jena (9-11) lost at home to thirteenth ranked Finke Baskets (8-12) 73-83. The winners were led by Guy Aud who scored that evening 17 points and 6 assists. Finke Baskets moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Kirchheim. Science City Jena at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Finke Baskets' next round opponent will be higher ranked ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen and it may be quite challenging game.
An interesting game took place in Essen, where higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (11-9) lost to eleventh ranked ETB Wohnbau (9-11) in a road game 81-93 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Joey Henley who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). ETB Wohnbau moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. ETB Wohnbau will face Finke Baskets (#13) in Paderborn in the next round where they are favorite.

Rest of the games of round 20 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Karlsruhe defeated Crailsheim in a road game 88-72. Kirchheim smashed Cuxhaven at home 107-77. Goettingen won against Leipzig on the opponent's court 92-80.


Ehingen - Heidelberg 73-71

Important game to mention about took place in Allmendingen. Seventh ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (11-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (9-11) 73-71 on Sunday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-17. But MLP Academics Heidelberg won second period 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ehingen/Urspringschule made 26-of-30 charity shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Ehingen/Urspringschule outrebounded MLP Academics Heidelberg 43-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. MLP Academics Heidelberg was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Garrett Williamson (196-88, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Four Ehingen/Urspringschule players scored in double figures. Forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds and guard Clint Sargent (193, college: S.Dakota St.) added 15 points in the effort for MLP Academics Heidelberg. MLP Academics Heidelberg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ehingen/Urspringschule moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Chemnitz. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against league's second-placed BG Goettingen on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against Duesseldorf Baskets (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: D.White 17+6reb+2ast, C.Sargent 15+1reb+1ast, T.Blackwood 11+3reb+2ast, K.Kuhn 9+2reb+1ast, A.Hardy 9+1reb, J.Heindel 5+5reb+1ast
Ehingen: A.Calvin 18+10reb, T.Unterluggauer 12+8reb+2ast, G.Williamson 11+6reb+8ast, V.Matthews 10+4reb+1ast, T.Rohde 8+8reb, M.Mueller 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184501


Jena - Finke Baskets 73-83

We should mention about the upset which took place in Jena, where higher ranked Science City Jena (9-11) lost at home to thirteenth ranked Finke Baskets (8-12) 73-83. Science City Jena was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 21-7 charge of Finke Baskets, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Science City Jena to just 7 points in fourth quarter. The winners were led by naturalized Israeli guard Guy Aud (188-89) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 assists and American swingman Billy Rush (201-88, college: Robert Morris) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Aud is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Finke Baskets players scored in double figures. Even 17 points and 7 rebounds by power forward Christoph Roquette (203-82) did not help to save the game for Science City Jena. British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 20 points for the hosts. Finke Baskets moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Kirchheim. Science City Jena at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Finke Baskets' next round opponent will be higher ranked ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Jena: L.Jeka 20+1reb+2ast, C.Roquette 17+7reb+1ast, K.Barker 9+3reb+3ast, G.Sim 8+4reb+2ast, S.Watts 6+4reb+1ast, K.Wysocki 5+7reb+2ast
Finke Baskets: B.Rush 18+6reb, G.Aud 17+3reb+6ast, R.Aquino 13+8reb+1ast, J.Jamerson 12+6reb+2ast, J.Adams 11+5reb+2ast, M.Fleischmann 9+4reb
gschID: 184503


Duesseldorf - Gotha 77-75

Fourteenth-ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (7-13) made lots of trouble for third ranked Duesseldorf Baskets (14-6) on Sunday. Duesseldorf Baskets managed to secure only two-point victory 77-75. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-75. Duesseldorf Baskets forced 20 Oettinger Rockets Gotha turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American forward Adam Waleskowski (204-82, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and Greek-Australian guard Triantafillos Tzakopoulos (187-85) who added 17 points and 6 assists during the contest. Four Duesseldorf Baskets players scored in double figures. American guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Duesseldorf Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 14-6 record behind leader Vechta. Newly promoted Oettinger Rockets Gotha keeps the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Crailsheim. Duesseldorf Baskets will meet MLP Academics Heidelberg (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Kirchheim Knights (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gotha: C.Griffin 22+5reb+2ast, T.Baker 13+11reb+1ast, L.Niebuhr 12+6reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 8+1reb+1ast, A.Kuppe 7+2reb+2ast, J.Person 4+3reb
Duesseldorf: A.Waleskowski 17+11reb+2ast, T.Tzakopoulos 17+3reb+6ast, G.Johnson 11+3reb+5ast, M.Petric 11, C.Gadley 7+3reb, N.Adamczak 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184497


Crailsheim - Karlsruhe 72-88

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-13) were defeated at home by fourth ranked BG Karlsruhe (13-7) 88-72 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Court Side) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import point guard Michael Stockton (185-89, college: Westminster, UT, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Four BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. Naturalized American swingman Jonathan Moore (203-82, college: N.C.Central) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. BG Karlsruhe maintains fourth position with 13-7 record. Loser Crailsheim Merlins dropped to the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face bottom-ranked USC Leipzig (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crailsheim Merlins will play against NBC in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: J.Moore 15+7reb+2ast, S.Johnson 12+8reb+3ast, A.Sivorotka 11+6reb, K.Karamatskos 8+1reb+3ast, J.Crow 7+3reb, M.Rose 7+1reb
Karlsruhe: J.Black 20+6reb+3ast, J.Harris 17+4reb+2ast, M.Stockton 14+5reb+7ast, E.Vierneisel 12+5reb+1ast, R.Roessler 9+7reb+3ast, D.Richardson 7+5reb
gschID: 184499


ETB Wohnbau - Chemnitz 93-81

An interesting game took place in Essen, where higher ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (11-9) lost to eleventh ranked ETB Wohnbau (9-11) in a road game 81-93 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ETB Wohnbau. BV Chemnitz 99 was better in third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ETB Wohnbau made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by BV Chemnitz 99's players. The best player for the winners was American Joey Henley (196-85, college: Sacred Heart) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn) chipped in 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. American guard John Bynum (191-78, college: Metro St.) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) added 16 points respectively for the guests. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. ETB Wohnbau will face Finke Baskets (#13) in Paderborn in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: J.Bynum 18+5reb+1ast, T.Ishizaki 16+3reb+3ast, R.Cardenas 11+2reb+1ast, D.Lawson 9+10reb+2ast, A.Rosenthal 9+4reb, J.Schmidt 9+3reb+2ast
ETB Wohnbau: J.Henley 19+13reb, L.Stutz 19+7reb+4ast, F.Franke 13+1reb+1ast, M.Buljevic 11+1reb+3ast, T.Harbut 10+6reb, A.Cook 9+1reb+6ast
gschID: 184504


Kirchheim - Cuxhaven 107-77

There was a surprise result when thirteenth ranked Kirchheim Knights (8-12) smashed at home higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (12-8) 107-77 on Saturday. The game without a history. Kirchheim Knights led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kirchheim Knights outrebounded Cuxhaven BasCats 41-29 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Cuxhaven BasCats were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized Serbian guard Radivoj Tomasevic (180-78) who scored 19 points and 9 assists. American forward Marcus Smallwood (198-82, college: N.Illinois, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 18 rebounds. Smallwood is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Kirchheim Knights' coach Branislav Ignjatovic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Scott Thomas (200-89, college: Bowling Green, agency: I.D.S. Law) produced 25 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Monyea Pratt (195-85, college: Stillman) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Kirchheim Knights and four Cuxhaven BasCats players scored in double figures. Kirchheim Knights have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Finke Baskets. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Kirchheim Knights will face Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#14) on the road in the next round. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Science City Jena (#10).
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: S.Thomas 25+9reb+3ast, M.Pratt 19+6reb+2ast, J.Kelly 11+1reb+7ast, J.Dunbar 10+3reb+1ast, M.Rockmann 8+5reb+1ast, O.Mackeldanz 4+3reb
Kirchheim: R.Tomasevic 19+1reb+9ast, T.Burnette 15+3reb+3ast, S.Adeberg 14+2reb+1ast, C.Brooks 12+1reb+1ast, C.Alexander 10+2reb+5ast, M.Smallwood 10+18reb+1ast
gschID: 184502


Leipzig - Goettingen 80-92

Very expected game when 16th ranked USC Leipzig (3-17) was defeated at home by second ranked BG Goettingen (15-5) 92-80 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 56-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BG Goettingen outrebounded USC Leipzig 38-25 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Greek-American guard Nicholas Livas (198-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. British swingman Paul Guede (195-87, college: Portland St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 21 points. BG Goettingen's coach Johannes Roijakkers used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Edge Sports) produced 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five BG Goettingen and four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. BG Goettingen used an opportunity after Vechta lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. USC Leipzig lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 17 games lost. BG Goettingen will face Ehingen/Urspringschule (#7) in Allmendingen in the next round where they are favorite. USC Leipzig will play on the road against BG Karlsruhe (#4).
Top scorers:
Leipzig: A.Sollazzo 20+5reb+7ast, K.Schaffartzik 19+3reb, W.Simon 15+8reb, N.Freer 10+2reb+2ast, J.Tyrna 7+4reb, G.McCammon 5+2reb
Goettingen: P.Guede 21+3reb+2ast, N.Livas 16+11reb+3ast, M.Wenzl 15+7reb, S.Phillips 13+2reb+6ast, A.Vargas 11+3reb+3ast, R.Harris 7+3reb
gschID: 184500


Vechta - NBC 84-85

Top ranked SC Rasta Vechta (15-5) recorded its fifth loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by tenth ranked NBC (9-11) 85-84. It ended at the same time the ten-game winning streak of SC Rasta Vechta. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Russian forward Nikita Khartchenkov (200-87) chipped in 22 points. The former international center Dirk Madrich (211-83, agency: Court Side) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. NBC moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted SC Rasta Vechta still keeps top position with five games lost. They share it with Goettingen. NBC is looking forward to face Crailsheim Merlins (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rasta Vechta will play against BV Chemnitz 99 (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Vechta: D.Madrich 20+7reb+1ast, C.Hassan 13+5reb+3ast, R.Williams 10+6reb+4ast, A.Rudowitz 10+4reb, J.Doerksen 9+3reb, F.Stuckemann 9+6reb+2ast
NBC: N.Khartchenkov 22+1reb+2ast, A.Smith 19+11reb+4ast, Z.Nixon 15+3reb+6ast, M.Nunnally 8+10reb, D.McDaniel 7+5reb+1ast, R.Thompson 6+5reb
gschID: 184498



ProB Round 17: BSV Wulfen defeats SC Rist Wedel in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 17 in the ProB took place in Wulfen. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked SC Rist Wedel (12-5) to ninth ranked BSV Wulfen (7-10) 75-73 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) stepped up and scored 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and guard Maik Berger (175-84) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Marvin Boadu (193-89) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BSV Wulfen moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams. SC Rist Wedel at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. BSV Wulfen is looking forward to face Hannover Tigers (#8) in Hannover in the next round. SC Rist Wedel will play at home against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#11) in Braunschweig and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Braunschweig. Sixth ranked Recklinghausen (8-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-11) 93-91 on Saturday evening. American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and Patrick Carney accounted for 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Recklinghausen's coach Georg Kleine allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) came up with 23 points and 7 assists for Spot Up Medien Baskets in the defeat. Recklinghausen moved-up to fifth place in Group North. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Recklinghausen will play against league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against the league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel (#2) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Noerdlingen (10-7) against eighth ranked Leitershofen (8-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Noerdlingen was defeated by Leitershofen in a tough game in Diedorf 92-96. The best player for the winners was Lindsey Hughey who had a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals. Chad Gray produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Leitershofen maintains eighth place in Group South with 8-9 record. Loser Noerdlingen keeps the third position with seven games lost. They share it with Langen and Bayer Giants. Leitershofen will meet higher ranked Licher Baeren (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Noerdlingen will play against TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach and hope to secure a win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Herten. 3rd placed host Herten Lions (11-6) lost to first ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (16-1) 74-70. Julius Coles orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 8 rebounds. SG Schwelmer Baskets have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 16-1 record. Herten Lions at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets' next round opponent will be Recklinghausen (#5) on the road. Herten Lions will play against RSV Eintracht in Stahnsdorf.
ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (15-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat tenth ranked Dresden (6-11) 82-69. Americans were the main players on the court. Geddes Robinson stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 21 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains first place in Group South with 15-2 record. Dresden lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face TV 1862 Langen (#5) on the road in the next round. Dresden will play against Hanau (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 17:
In Group North BSW Sixers lost to Stahnsdorf on the opponent's court 69-85. MTV Wolfenbuettel managed to outperform Hannover in a home game 99-92. Oldenburg recorded a loss to Dorsten on the road 78-72.
In Group South Konstanz was defeated by Licher Baeren on its own court 73-86. Hanau was beaten by Weissenhorn in a road game 91-78. Langen won against Fraport SKY II at home 81-74. Bayer Giants managed to outperform TSV Troester on the opponent's court 74-70.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 36 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds by James Washington of Leitershofen.


Group North
Stahnsdorf - BSW Sixers 85-69

There was an upset in Stahnsdorf where higher ranked BSW Sixers (7-10) were defeated by twelfth ranked RSV Eintracht (5-12) 85-69 on Sunday. RSV Eintracht made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 BSW Sixers turnovers. Center Michael Haucke (210-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and American guard Blair Wheadon (191-90, college: W.Oregon) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Swingman Tom Lipke (194-86, agency: Court Side) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Jeremie Simmons (188, college: Ohio St., agency: SDJ Sports) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. RSV Eintracht maintains twelfth place in Group North with 5-12 record. Loser BSW Sixers keep the sixth position with ten games lost. RSV Eintracht will face higher ranked Herten Lions (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Stahnsdorf: M.Haucke 18+11reb+1ast, B.Wheadon 17+7reb+5ast, T.Malone 17+7reb+1ast, N.Schumann 10+2reb+4ast, T.Grauel 9+2reb+1ast, E.Muller 4
BSW Sixers: T.Lipke 21+7reb, J.Simmons 15+4reb+3ast, R.Schirmer 12+5reb+1ast, F.Diestelhorst 11+3reb+2ast, R.Winterstein 3+2reb, D.Stawowski 2+2reb
gschID: 185193


MTV Wolfenbuettel - Hannover 99-92 OT

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (7-10) defeated at home higher ranked Hannover Tigers (7-10) 99-92 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 22-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 24-17. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel forced 23 Hannover Tigers turnovers. Hannover Tigers were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Lamonte Thomas (187, college: J.and Wales, RI, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) stepped up and scored 38 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Travis Clark (195, college: Lake Forest) chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds. Swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Ashanti Cook (188-84, college: Georgetown) scored 19 points and 7 assists. Five Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and four Hannover Tigers players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. They moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Hannover Tigers. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face higher ranked Oldenburg (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
MTV Wolfenbuettel: L.Thomas 38+6reb+5ast, F.Theis 21+7reb, T.Clark 16+13reb+2ast, D.Nawrocki 13+1reb+4ast, H.Knopke 11+4reb+5ast, M.Cantuerk 0+1reb
Hannover: J.Prasuhn 21+8reb, A.Cook 19+2reb+7ast, M.Williams 11+7reb, M.Fakuade 11+8reb+1ast, J.Lodders 9+6reb+2ast, D.Boahene 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 185195


Dorsten - Oldenburg 78-72

There was an upset when 4th placed Oldenburg (9-8) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Dorsten (7-10) 78-72 on Saturday. It was a great shooting night for Dorsten especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. American guard Christopher Jones (183-88, college: Prairie View A&M) stepped up and scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Justin Eller (203-87, college: Sacramento St.) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Dorsten's coach Torsten Schierenbeck used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized American center Chris Heinrich (208-77, college: St.Louis) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Kevin Smit (183-91) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Dorsten moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Oldenburg keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Dorsten will face BSW Sixers (#10) in Sandersdorf in the next round. Oldenburg will play at home against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#7).
Top scorers:
Dorsten: J.Eller 20+6reb, N.Pelaj 17+1reb+2ast, C.Jones 13+7reb+9ast, G.Hagner 13+2reb+2ast, N.Janoschek 8+6reb, G.Budde 3+4reb+2ast
Oldenburg: C.Heinrich 18+13reb, K.Smit 16+5reb+3ast, M.Taylor 15+3reb, A.Witte 14+3reb+1ast, A.Hartmann 7+5reb+1ast, J.Meyer 2+1reb
gschID: 185194


Herten Lions - Schwelm 70-74

The game between Top Four teams took place in Herten. 3rd placed host Herten Lions (11-6) lost to first ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (16-1) 74-70. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Herten Lions won third quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SG Schwelmer Baskets made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American Julius Coles (193-89, college: Canisius) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Dj Hamilton (183-90, college: MSU Moorhead) contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Adrian Bowie (189-89, college: Maryland) answered with 26 points and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Herten Lions. SG Schwelmer Baskets have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 16-1 record. Herten Lions at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets' next round opponent will be Recklinghausen (#5) on the road. Herten Lions will play against RSV Eintracht in Stahnsdorf.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Coles 29+8reb+3ast, S.Schroter 11+5reb, D.Fiorentino 8+8reb, D.Hamilton 8+6reb+4ast, L.Wendt 8+3reb, D.Malinowski 6+6reb+5ast
Herten Lions: A.Bowie 26+2reb+2ast, C.Hackenesch 15+8reb, W.Taylor 12+4reb+1ast, J.Ducker 7+11reb+1ast, F.Sadek 4+3reb+5ast, T.Schonborn 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 185192


SU Medien - Recklinghausen 91-93

Important game to mention about took place in Braunschweig. Sixth ranked Recklinghausen (8-9) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (6-11) 93-91 on Saturday evening. Spot Up Medien Baskets were ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 31-21 charge of Recklinghausen, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Recklinghausen had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Spot Up Medien Baskets were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Robert Franklin (195-81, college: N.Mexico Highlands) nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Patrick Carney (185-85, college: Chapman) accounted for 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Recklinghausen's coach Georg Kleine allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93) came up with 23 points and 7 assists and American point guard Steven Bennett (173-88, college: Chaminade) added 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for Spot Up Medien Baskets in the defeat. Five Recklinghausen and four Spot Up Medien Baskets players scored in double figures. Recklinghausen moved-up to fifth place in Group North. Spot Up Medien Baskets lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Recklinghausen will play against league's leader SG Schwelmer Baskets at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against the league's second-placed SC Rist Wedel (#2) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Recklinghausen: R.Franklin 24+13reb+3ast, M.Bregulla 16+5reb+1ast, P.Carney 14+6reb+6ast, A.Steed 14+9reb, F.Werner 10+1reb+2ast, D.McDuffie 7+3reb
SU Medien: D.Schroeder 23+3reb+7ast, S.Bennett 21+2reb+7ast, H.Sant-Roos 17+6reb+4ast, E.Land 12+12reb+1ast, J.Wessels 7+3reb, D.Johnson 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 185191


Wulfen - Rist Wedel 75-73

The most exciting game of round 17 in the ProB took place in Wulfen. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of second-ranked SC Rist Wedel (12-5) to ninth ranked BSV Wulfen (7-10) 75-73 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. American center Anthony Young (200-89, college: Ky Wesleyan) stepped up and scored 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and guard Maik Berger (175-84) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Marvin Boadu (193-89) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: CS Monterey) scored 20 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BSV Wulfen moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with 4 other teams. SC Rist Wedel at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. BSV Wulfen is looking forward to face Hannover Tigers (#8) in Hannover in the next round. SC Rist Wedel will play at home against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#11) in Braunschweig and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Wulfen: H.Bellscheidt 14+2reb+1ast, M.Berger 14+1reb+4ast, A.Young 13+5reb+2ast, A.Houston 12+5reb, P.Gunther 7+3ast, P.Mazur 6+9reb+1ast
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 20+4reb+2ast, M.Boadu 17+7reb+2ast, F.Boeke 14+5reb, D.Hopkins 10+5reb+4ast, P.Owusu-Frimpong 8+3reb, I.Akpinar 3+1reb
gschID: 185190


Group South
Konstanz - Licher Baeren 73-86

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked Licher Baeren (9-8) beat on the road 11th ranked ifm Baskets Konstanz (4-13) 86-73 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Licher Baeren. ifm Baskets Konstanz was better in third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) stepped up and scored 28 points for the winners and guard Willis Gardner (185-86, college: Colorado St.) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Worth to mention Jones played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. point guard Aubrey Conerly (180-83, college: Jacksonville) responded with 28 points and 6 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and forward Milos Nikolic (208-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 5 points and 6 rebounds. ifm Baskets Konstanz's coach tested twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Licher Baeren moved-up to sixth place in Group South, which they share with Fraport SKY II. ifm Baskets Konstanz lost their third game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Licher Baeren will face Leitershofen (#8) in Diedorf in the next round. ifm Baskets Konstanz will play on the road against Fraport Skyliners II in Frankfurt.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: J.Jones 28+2reb, M.Perl 14+1reb+2ast, W.Gardner 14+7reb+3ast, D.Dorr 8+3reb+3ast, V.Klassen 8+8reb+1ast, N.Valentic 6+6reb
Konstanz: A.Conerly 28+2reb+6ast, L.Menck 8+2reb, F.Henningsen 7+4reb+1ast, O.Sylla 6+5reb+1ast, E.Foth 6+4reb, M.Nikolic 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 186934


Weissenhorn - Hanau 91-78

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Hanau (7-10) was defeated on the road by second ranked Weissenhorn Youngstars (11-6) 91-78 on Sunday. Weissenhorn Youngstars maintains second place in Group South with 11-6 record having four points less than leader Dragons. Loser Hanau keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. Weissenhorn Youngstars will face Bayer Giants (#3) in Leverkusen in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hanau will play at home against Dresden (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 186933


Leitershofen - Noerdlingen 96-92

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Noerdlingen (10-7) against eighth ranked Leitershofen (8-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Noerdlingen was defeated by Leitershofen in a tough game in Diedorf 92-96. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. Leitershofen made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Noerdlingen turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Lindsey Hughey (190-89, college: Weber St.) who had a triple-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals. His fellow American import guard James Washington (182-87, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: FCM) chipped in 36 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Hughey is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and forward Josef Eichler (200-87) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Leitershofen and five Noerdlingen players scored in double figures. Leitershofen maintains eighth place in Group South with 8-9 record. Loser Noerdlingen keeps the third position with seven games lost. They share it with Langen and Bayer Giants. Leitershofen will meet higher ranked Licher Baeren (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Noerdlingen will play against TSV Troester (#12) in Breitenguessbach and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: J.Washington 36+6reb+3ast, L.Hughey 24+13reb+11ast, P.Wischnewski 21+4reb+1ast, R.Froehlich 11+5reb+2ast, V.Vladov 3+1reb+1ast, J.Genck 1+2ast
Noerdlingen: C.Gray 20+10reb+2ast, J.Eichler 17+6reb, B.Hogg 14+4reb+3ast, S.Schmoll 13+1reb+2ast, F.Brutting 13+2reb+6ast, L.Vrkas 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 186932


Langen - Fraport SKY II 81-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked TV 1862 Langen and 4th placed Fraport Skyliners II had identical 9-7 record. This time TV 1862 Langen used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Frankfurt 81-74 on Saturday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fraport Skyliners II won fourth quarter 24-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TV 1862 Langen looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Malik Cooke (198-89, college: S.Carolina) stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Taylor Brown (198-89, college: Bradley) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds and point guard Larry Wright (188-87, college: Oakland) scored 13 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. TV 1862 Langen (10-7) moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with Noerdlingen and Bayer Giants. Loser Fraport Skyliners II dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face league's leader Dragons Rhoendorf at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fraport Skyliners II will play against ifm Baskets Konstanz (#11).
Top scorers:
Langen: M.Cooke 24+6reb+1ast, M.Woody 16+7reb+3ast, T.Jahn 12+4reb+1ast, J.Domdey 10+1reb+2ast, S.Barth 9+6reb+7ast, J.Boelke 4+3reb
Fraport SKY II: T.Brown 24+18reb+1ast, L.Wright 13+2reb+1ast, T.Oldenburg 12+3reb+1ast, M.Merz 10+1reb+4ast, S.Daks 7, F.Theilig 6+2reb+8ast
gschID: 186931


TSV Troester - Bayer Giants 70-74

Very expected game in Breitenguessbach where 12th ranked TSV Troester (3-14) was defeated by fifth ranked Bayer Giants (10-7) 74-70 on Saturday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-19. But TSV Troester won second period 18-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bayer Giants made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 TSV Troester turnovers. Strangely TSV Troester outrebounded Bayer Giants 47-30 including 19 on the offensive glass. American point guard Adonte Parker (183-89, college: Dayton) stepped up and scored 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners and his fellow American import Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds. Johannes Richter (206-93) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds and American forward Derrick Parker (198, college: LSU-Shreveport) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Bayer Giants. They moved-up to third place in Group South, which they share with Langen and Noerdlingen. Loser TSV Troester keeps the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Bayer Giants will face league's second-placed Weissenhorn Youngstars at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSV Troester will play against Noerdlingen (#4).
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: A.Parker 26+5reb+4ast, J.Eggleston 19+10reb+3ast, M.Kuczmann 9+1reb, M.Goddek 9+5reb+3ast, M.Rass 4, G.Twiehoff 4+5reb+1ast
TSV Troester: J.Richter 16+15reb+1ast, D.Parker 13+14reb+2ast, D.Taylor 13+5reb+3ast, A.Engel 6+5reb+4ast, M.Rockmann 6+3ast, S.Dinkel 5+2ast
gschID: 186930


Dragons - Dresden 82-69

ProB top team - Dragons Rhoendorf (15-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat tenth ranked Dresden (6-11) 82-69. The game was mostly controlled by Dragons Rhoendorf. Dresden was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Dresden 46-27 including 20 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. Geddes Robinson (195-87, college: Utah Valley, agency: SDJ Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 21 rebounds for the winners and center Alejo Rodriguez (203-88, college: Iona) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Five Dragons Rhoendorf players scored in double figures. Andrew Jones (191-83, college: Miles) responded with 23 points and center Jared Benson (208-89, college: N.Michigan) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains first place in Group South with 15-2 record. Dresden lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face TV 1862 Langen (#5) on the road in the next round. Dresden will play against Hanau (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dragons: G.Robinson 18+21reb+2ast, L.Steffen 15+2reb+2ast, F.Koch 13+6reb+2ast, A.Rodriguez 13+9reb+1ast, N.Larsen 11+2reb+9ast, A.Schmitz 8+2reb+2ast
Dresden: A.Jones 23+2ast, J.Benson 14+9reb, A.Heide 11+7reb+1ast, J.Boucher 9+2reb+2ast, R.Haas 5, P.Rulke 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 186929



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  GREECE   

Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 2: KAOD - Apollon Patras 88-101 OT
Feb. 3: Ikaros - PAOK 80-85
Feb. 2: Aris - AGOR 71-73
Feb. 2: Kolossos - Ilysiakos 71-63
Feb. 2: Peristeri GS - Panionios 69-91
Feb. 2: Kavala - Panelefsiniakos 68-66
Feb. 4: Olympiacos - Panathinaikos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Nikos PAPPAS
  Panionios
  (195-G-90)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Pappas, Panionios18.7 
 2. Kiritsis, Ikaros17.5 
 3. Gagaloudis, Kavala17.4 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.17.1 
 5. McCollum, Apollo.15.9 
 6. Dendy, Kolossos15.6 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.15.2 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros15.0 
 9. Grant, Apollon14.2 
 10. McGrath, PA.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.7 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.5 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.3 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.0 
 5. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 6. Michel, KAOD6.6 
 7. Jones, Ilysiakos6.2 
 8. Dendy, Kolossos6.1 
 9. Asimakopoulo., Aris6.1 
 10. Kanonidis, Perist.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 3. Petroulas, Periste.4.6 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.3 
 5. Gagaloudis, Kavala4.3 
 6. McGrath, PA.3.9 
 7. Grundy, Kavala3.9 
 8. Hatten, Kolossos3.6 
 9. Pappas, Panionios3.3 
 10. Papantoniou, Peri.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Kavala
  (189-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grundy, Kavala2.6 
 2. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 3. Grant, Apollon2.3 
 4. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. Petway, AGOR1.5 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.1.5 
 8. McCollum, Apollo.1.5 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 10. Hatten, Kolossos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Petway, AGOR2.9 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.9 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.7 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.3 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.2 
 6. Scott, Ilysiakos1.2 
 7. Turner, Apollon1.0 
 8. Hines, Olympiacos0.9 
 9. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 10. Horne, AGOR0.9 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 2: Pagrati - Lavrio 90-75
Feb. 2: Trikalla - Filathlitikos 90-57
Feb. 2: Koroivos - Arkadikos 81-59
Feb. 2: Ikaroi Serron - Agia Paraskevis 74-73
Feb. 2: Ermis Lagkada - Niki Volou 74-66
Feb. 2: Doxa Lefkadas - Irakleio 48-47
Feb. 3: Nea Kifisia - OFI 128-68


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.21.2 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.20.3 
 3. Giannakopoul., Lav.18.9 
 4. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.6 
 5. Kitsoulis, OFI18.0 
 6. Vranjes, Pagrati17.7 
 7. Simeonidis, Ikaroi16.1 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.15.8 
 9. Adetokoubo, Filath.14.9 
 10. Karydas, Koroivos14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Giannis PAPACHRISTOS
  Trika.
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 2. Noeas, Koroivos8.6 
 3. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.5 
 4. Manousos, Doxa L.7.5 
 5. Sklavos, Pagrati7.5 
 6. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.4 
 7. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.4 
 8. Koutroulias, Pagra.7.4 
 9. Pelkic, Irakleio7.1 
 10. Vardavas, Agia P.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Athanasios KARYDAS
  Koroivos
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Karydas, Koroivos5.7 
 2. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.6 
 3. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.5 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.5.4 
 5. Papadakis, OFI4.1 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.9 
 7. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.8 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 9. Govas, Arkadikos3.5 
 10. Mavrogiannis, Nik.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  Trikalla
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Katsares, Trikalla2.4 
 2. Vranjes, Pagrati2.2 
 3. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.2 
 4. Karydas, Koroivos2.1 
 5. Psileas, Agia P.1.9 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.9 
 7. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.8 
 8. Ioakeimidis, Ermis1.7 
 9. Kapiniaris, Ikaroi1.6 
 10. Onasoglou, Ermis1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Thanasis ADETOKOUBO
  Filath.
  (200-F-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.2 
 2. Doychinov, OFI1.1 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 4. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.8 
 5. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.8 
 6. Pelkic, Irakleio0.7 
 7. Nikoloudis, Ikaroi0.7 
 8. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 9. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.0.7 
 10. Sigounas, Arkadik.0.7 


Markovic is the new Head Coach of KAOD - by Chris Mammides

After the new defeat of KAOD last night in his home court against Apollon Patras in the overtime (88-101) the management of the Dramas team decided to split ways with the Greek Head Coach Kalafatakis ater nearly 18 monhts together. The team of KAOD currently in the danger zone with a record of 5-10 being in the 12th position of the league has officially agreed financial terms with the Bosnian Head Coach Nenad Nenad Markovic (agency: Beo Basket ). Markovic knows very well the Greek reality as not only he coached in Greece but he also played for three years in the Greek league.


Greece U16 won the first two games in Sakarya - by Eurobasket News

In Day 1 Greece U16 outscored Slovenia U16 77:66. Greece won the first period 17-15, but lost the second frame 22-18. The winners however posted 21 points in the third and the last quarters for the final result. Vasilis Mouratos top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Dimitris Papadimitriou and George Papagiannis posted 12 points each. Blaz Mesicek (184-PG-97) and Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) replied with 15 points apiece, whilst Zan Mark Sisko had 11.
In Day 2 Greece U16 stun Argentina U16 50:42. The Latin American team looked better in the first half and led two points after two quarters. Greece however needed a strong 15-4 surge in the third quarter, while Argentina replied with 13-12 in the last stanza. Vasilis Charalampopoulos led the way with 10 points and Vasilis Mouratos notched 9. Lautaro Riego Vanzella replied with 12 points in the losing case, while Jeffrey Andrew Merchant Rigo delivered 10.



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 19-4 
 2. Leiden 18-5 
 3. Groningen 16-8 
 4. Zwolle 13-11 
 5. M.Magixx 12-11 
 6. Leeuwarden 12-11 
 7. Den Helder K. 12-12 
 8. Weert 9-14 
 9. Amsterdam 3-20 
 10. Rotterdam 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 2: Leeuwarden - Groningen 84-74
Feb. 2: Weert - Rotterdam 83-79
Feb. 3: Den Bosch - Den Helder K. 82-66
Feb. 3: Amsterdam - Leiden 72-69
Feb. 2: M.Magixx - Zwolle 64-80

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 5: Weert - Leeuwarden
Feb. 6: Leiden - M.Magixx
Feb. 7: Rotterdam - Amsterdam
Feb. 7: Zwolle - Den Helder K.


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 3: Cangeroes - MSV/Zeemacht 84-70
Feb. 2: De Hoppers - Leiden 2 82-75
Feb. 2: Orca's Urk - Rotterdam 2 80-71
Feb. 2: Almere P. - Red Giants 63-71
Feb. 2: BC Apollo 2 - Punch 62-66
Feb. 2: Almonte - De Groene 59-69
Feb. 2: UBALL - Binnenland 53-91

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 9: Almonte - BC Apollo 2
Feb. 9: Punch - Orca''s Urk
Feb. 9: De Groene - Leiden 2
Feb. 9: Red Giants - Cangeroes
Feb. 9: Binnenland - Almere P.
Feb. 10: MSV/Zeemacht - De Hoppers
Feb. 10: Rotterdam 2 - UBALL


PromotieDivisie Scores Week 16: Orca's staying strong at the top - by Terry Cooper

As everyone is in preparation of Super Bowl XLVII, teams in the Promotie are getting playing strong as the road to the Final Four is coming to a near. Jesper Jobse (203-C/F-84) and the Orca's of Urk are showing that they belong in the league as they continue to dominate as they defeated Rotterdam 80-71. 2nd place De Groene Uilen defeated Almonte 69-59 while 3rd place Cangaroes won over MSV/Zeemacht 84-70. The Red Giants won over Almere 71-63 while Binnenland 91-53 while De Hoppers won over Z&Z2 82-75. Finally Punch Delft won on the road over BC Apollo 66-62 to end week 16. There are a few games left to still make the playoffs but every win is cruical at the point and teams have to make the right decisions to stay on the winning side of things. Stay tuned...

Round 16 Scores:

Cangeroes 84-70 MSV/Zeemacht
Orca's 80-71 Rotterdam2
Almere Pioneers 63-71 Red Giants
BC APOLLO2 62-66 Punch
UBALL 53-91 Binnenland
De Hoppers 82-75 Z&Z2
Almonte 59-69 Groene Uilen



Prom.Divisie Round 17: MSV/Zeemacht loses to Cangeroes in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Utrecht. Third ranked host Cangeroes (11-5) defeated 4th placed MSV/Zeemacht (8-7) 84-70. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of MSV/Zeemacht. Cangeroes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Orca's Urk. Newly promoted MSV/Zeemacht dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Cangeroes are looking forward to face Red Giants (#4) in Meppel in the next round. MSV/Zeemacht will play at home against De Hoppers in Hoom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Prom.Divisie top team - Orca's Urk (14-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Rotterdam 2 (8-8) 80-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rotterdam 2. Orca's Urk have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 14-1 record. Rotterdam 2 at the other side dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Orca's Urk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rotterdam 2 will play at home against UBALL (#14) in Utrecht and hopes to get back on the winning track.
14th ranked UBALL (3-13) was outscored at home by eighth ranked Binnenland (8-6) with the biggest margin this round 91-53 on Saturday night. Binnenland moved-up to fifth place, which they share with De Hoppers. UBALL lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Binnenland will meet at home Almere P. (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UBALL will play against Rotterdam 2 and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 17: Punch won against BC Apollo 2 on the opponent's court 66-62. De Hoppers managed to outperform Leiden 2 in a home game 82-75. De Groene managed to beat Almonte on the road 69-59. Almere P. was defeated by Red Giants on its own court 63-71.


Orca's Urk - Rotterdam 2 80-71

Prom.Divisie top team - Orca's Urk (14-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Rotterdam 2 (8-8) 80-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Rotterdam 2. Orca's Urk have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Newly promoted Orca's Urk maintains first place with 14-1 record. Rotterdam 2 at the other side dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Orca's Urk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rotterdam 2 will play at home against UBALL (#14) in Utrecht and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 193890


BC Apollo 2 - Punch 62-66

There was a minor upset in Amsterdam where 11th ranked BC Apollo 2 (4-11) was defeated by thirteenth ranked Punch (5-11) 66-62 on Saturday. Punch moved-up to eleventh place. BC Apollo 2 lost their seventh game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Punch will meet at home higher ranked Orca's Urk in the next round. BC Apollo 2 will play against Almonte (#10) in Eindhoven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 193889


De Hoppers - Leiden 2 82-75

Rather predictable result in Hoom where seventh ranked De Hoppers (8-6) defeated 9th ranked Leiden 2 (7-9) 82-75 on Saturday. De Hoppers moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Binnenland. Loser Leiden 2 keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. De Hoppers will meet MSV/Zeemacht (#7) on the road in the next round. Leiden 2 will play against the league's second-placed De Groene in Groningen and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193888


UBALL - Binnenland 53-91

14th ranked UBALL (3-13) was outscored at home by eighth ranked Binnenland (8-6) with the biggest margin this round 91-53 on Saturday night. Binnenland moved-up to fifth place, which they share with De Hoppers. UBALL lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Binnenland will meet at home Almere P. (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UBALL will play against Rotterdam 2 and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193887


Almonte - De Groene 59-69

Not a big story in a game in Eindhoven where 10th ranked Almonte (6-9) was defeated by second ranked De Groene (12-2) 69-59 on Saturday. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for De Groene. They maintain second place with 12-2 record having just three points less than leader Orca's Urk. Almonte lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. De Groene will meet at home Leiden 2 (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Almonte will play against BC Apollo 2 in Amsterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 193886


Almere P. - Red Giants 63-71

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Red Giants (9-6) beat on the road 12th ranked Almere P. (4-12) 71-63 on Saturday. Red Giants moved-up to fourth place. Almere P. lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Red Giants will meet at home higher ranked Cangeroes (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Almere P. will play against Binnenland (#6) in Barendrecht and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 193885


Cangeroes - MSV/Zeemacht 84-70

The game between Top Four teams took place in Utrecht. Third ranked host Cangeroes (11-5) defeated 4th placed MSV/Zeemacht (8-7) 84-70. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of MSV/Zeemacht. Cangeroes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Orca's Urk. Newly promoted MSV/Zeemacht dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Cangeroes are looking forward to face Red Giants (#4) in Meppel in the next round. MSV/Zeemacht will play at home against De Hoppers in Hoom and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 193891



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Albacomp 14-5 
 2. Atomeromu 14-5 
 3. Kaposvari 13-6 
 4. Soproni 11-8 
 5. Jaszberenyi 11-8 
 6. PVSK Pannon 9-10 
 7. Falco-Szova 9-10 
 8. Kormend 8-11 
 9. ZTE KK 8-11 
 10. Szedeak 8-11 
 11. Marso NYKK 7-12 
 12. FS Debrecen 2-17 
 13. Szolnok 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 2: Falco-Szova - Kaposvari 93-78
Feb. 2: FS Debrecen - Kormend 89-78
Feb. 2: PVSK Pannon - ZTE KK 85-79
Feb. 1: Szedeak - Soproni 79-56
Feb. 2: Jaszberenyi - Albacomp 75-70
Feb. 2: Marso NYKK - Atomeromu 73-91

Round 15

Jan. 29: Kormend - ZTE KK 94-89

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 15: FS Debrecen - Albacomp
Feb. 16: Soproni - Jaszberenyi
Feb. 16: Atomeromu - Szedeak
Feb. 16: Kormend - PVSK Pannon
Feb. 16: Marso NYKK - Falco-Szova
Feb. 16: ZTE KK - Kaposvari


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Kapos.
  (201-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Swanston, Kapos.21.1 
 2. Spica, Kaposvari21.0 
 3. Legion, PVSK P.20.8 
 4. Smith, FS Debrecen20.5 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari20.2 
 6. Nelson, Marso N.20.1 
 7. Buljan, Kormend20.1 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.9 
 9. Wood, Albacomp19.2 
 10. Shaw, Kormend19.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Marso N.
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Davis, Marso N.9.3 
 2. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.9.1 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.7 
 4. Csorvasi, Szedeak8.3 
 5. Barovic, Soproni8.1 
 6. Buljan, Kormend7.8 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.7 
 8. Keller, Albacomp7.7 
 9. Markovic, Jaszbere.7.6 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.5 
 2. Williams, Atomeromu6.5 
 3. Thomas, Soproni5.8 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari5.8 
 5. Copeland, ZTE K.5.8 
 6. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.6 
 7. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.3 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.2 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.7 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.2 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Smith, FS Debrecen2.6 
 4. Moore, Albacomp2.5 
 5. Buljan, Kormend2.3 
 6. Davis, Marso N.2.3 
 7. Kovacs, PVSK P.1.9 
 8. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu1.7 
 10. Stafford, FS Debr.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip BAROVIC
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Barovic, Soproni1.1 
 2. Keller, Albacomp1.1 
 3. Davis, Marso N.1.0 
 4. Smith, FS Debrecen0.9 
 5. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 6. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.6 
 8. Fey, Falco-Szova0.6 
 9. Levy, Falco-Szova0.6 
 10. Idlet, Atomeromu0.6 


A Division Round 19: Jaszberenyi defeats leader Albacomp - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Albacomp (14-5) on the court of fifth ranked Jaszberenyi on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Jaszberenyi 75-70. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 47-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84) contributed with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Two Points) answered with 10 points and 7 rebounds for Albacomp. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Jaszberenyi (11-8) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Soproni. Albacomp at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They share it with Atomeromu. Jaszberenyi is looking forward to face Soproni (#4) on the road in the next round. Albacomp will play against FS Debrecen and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kaposvari (13-6) against eighth ranked Falco-Szova (9-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Kaposvari was defeated by Falco-Szova in Szombathely 93-78. It was a great evening for Slovenian forward Zeljko Zagorac (204-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Benedek Varadi helped adding 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). At the losing side American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Falco-Szova moved-up to sixth place, which they share with PVSK Pannon. Kaposvari at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Falco-Szova will play against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhazi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kaposvari will play on the road against ZTE KK (#8) in Zalaegerszeg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Pecs was also quite interesting. 6th ranked ZTE KK (8-10) played at the court of seventh ranked PVSK Pannon (9-10). PVSK Pannon managed to secure a 6-point victory 85-79 on Saturday. It was an exceptional evening for Brad Loesing who led the winners and scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Donald Copeland came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 assists for ZTE KK in the defeat. PVSK Pannon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Falco-Szova. Loser ZTE KK dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. PVSK Pannon will meet Kormend (#10) on the road in the next round. ZTE KK will play against Kaposvari and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Soproni (11-8) and Szedeak (8-11), which took place in Szeged. 4th placed Soproni was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Szedeak 79-56. Nebojsa Dukic fired 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Szedeak's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Szedeak. They moved-up to ninth place. Soproni at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Szedeak's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Atomeromu in Paks and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Soproni will play at home against Jaszberenyi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 19 Atomeromu beat Marso NYKK on the road 91-73. FS Debrecen won against Kormend on its own court 89-78.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 31 points and 9 rebounds by Kevin Smith of FS Debrecen.


Marso NYKK - Atomeromu 73-91

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Atomeromu (14-5) beat 11th ranked Marso NYKK (7-12) in Nyiregyhazi 91-73. It looked good early as Marso NYKK took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Atomeromu had a 18-13 second period charge getting the lead and Marso NYKK was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-91. Atomeromu dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Marso NYKK's 48. American point guard Lorenzo Williams (189-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) fired 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. International swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 18 points. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. Forward Mate Mohacsi (192-90) produced 23 points and 6 rebounds and Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 19 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Atomeromu. They used an opportunity after Albacomp lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Marso NYKK at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 12 games lost. Atomeromu's next round opponent will be Szedeak (#9) in Szeged and are hoping to win another game. Marso NYKK will play at home against Falco-Szova in Szombathely.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 18+4reb+2ast, L.Williams 16+6reb+6ast, S.Idlet 15+7reb, A.Toth 10+3reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 9+3reb, J.Levy 8+5reb+4ast
Marso NYKK: M.Mohacsi 23+6reb+3ast, B.Davis 19+9reb+2ast, A.Nelson 9+7reb+10ast, M.Berkis 8+1reb, C.Kaluha 5, M.Molnar 4
gschID: 197011


Falco-Szova - Kaposvari 93-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kaposvari (13-6) against eighth ranked Falco-Szova (9-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Kaposvari was defeated by Falco-Szova in Szombathely 93-78. The game was mostly controlled by Falco-Szova. Kaposvari was better in fourth quarter 31-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Falco-Szova especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Kaposvari's players. It was a great evening for Slovenian forward Zeljko Zagorac (204-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Swingman Benedek Varadi (194-95) helped adding 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with 27 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian power forward Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Falco-Szova moved-up to sixth place, which they share with PVSK Pannon. Kaposvari at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Falco-Szova will play against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhazi in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kaposvari will play on the road against ZTE KK (#8) in Zalaegerszeg and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: B.Varadi 18+1reb+2ast, Z.Zagorac 18+13reb, T.Will 12+4reb+5ast, L.Kalman 12+1reb+7ast, T.Ivosev 10+6reb+2ast, L.Simon 9+2reb+2ast
Kaposvari: K.Swanston 27+5reb+2ast, M.Spica 18+10reb+4ast, C.Dunn 16+6reb+3ast, G.Drahos 7, G.David 6+4reb, R.Hendlein 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 197010


PVSK Pannon - ZTE KK 85-79

The game in Pecs was also quite interesting. 6th ranked ZTE KK (8-10) played at the court of seventh ranked PVSK Pannon (9-10). PVSK Pannon managed to secure a 6-point victory 85-79 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great shooting night for PVSK Pannon especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Brad Loesing (182-89, college: Wofford) who led the winners and scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American-Puerto Rican point guard Donald Copeland (177-84, college: Seton Hall) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 assists and Adam Kovacs (200-93) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for ZTE KK in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. PVSK Pannon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Falco-Szova. Loser ZTE KK dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. PVSK Pannon will meet Kormend (#10) on the road in the next round. ZTE KK will play against Kaposvari and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: N.Toth 17+6reb+2ast, A.Legion 15+2reb, B.Loesing 13+5reb+7ast, P.Kovacs 12+6reb+2ast, K.Nagy 10+4reb+1ast, O.Biro 9+1reb+3ast
ZTE KK: T.Simovic 18+4reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 15+6reb+2ast, D.Copeland 14+3reb+11ast, D.Hudson 13+6reb+3ast, D.Gaspar 8+1reb+2ast, C.Borszeki 6+1reb
gschID: 197009


Jaszberenyi - Albacomp 75-70

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Albacomp (14-5) on the court of fifth ranked Jaszberenyi on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Jaszberenyi 75-70. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 47-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington, agency: Two Points) answered with 10 points and 7 rebounds and international forward Zsolt Szabo (202-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Albacomp. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Jaszberenyi (11-8) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Soproni. Albacomp at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. They share it with Atomeromu. Jaszberenyi is looking forward to face Soproni (#4) on the road in the next round. Albacomp will play against FS Debrecen and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: M.Rakic 24+3reb+9ast, R.Dramicanin 16+4reb+4ast, M.Markovic 15+10reb+3ast, P.Szabo 6+2reb+1ast, R.Torok 6+5reb, B.Horti 5+7reb+1ast
Albacomp: R.Moore 12+4reb+2ast, Z.Szabo 11+5reb+2ast, D.Hollis 10+7reb+2ast, A.Keller 9+7reb+1ast, M.Medve 8+3ast, J.Lekli 8+2reb
gschID: 197008


FS Debrecen - Kormend 89-78

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Kormend (7-11) lost on the road to twelfth ranked FS Debrecen (2-17) 89-78. The hosts were ahead by 11 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 29-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. Forward Kevin Smith (195-89, college: Richmond) fired 31 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Brian Stafford (193-90, college: Denver) chipped in 29 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) produced a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds and forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. FS Debrecen maintains twelfth place with 2-17 record. Kormend at the other side keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. FS Debrecen's next round opponent will be league's leader Albacomp in Szekesfehervar and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
FS Debrecen: K.Smith 31+9reb+3ast, B.Stafford 29+6reb+3ast, G.Cseh 14+5reb+4ast, I.Kovacs 5+3reb+2ast, A.Helmeczi 5+5reb+4ast, D.Pek 3+1reb
Kormend: M.Shaw 29+11reb+2ast, K.Austin 20+9reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 11+6reb+1ast, O.Krayem 7+1reb+4ast, G.Fodor 6+3reb, A.Rujak 3+2ast
gschID: 197007


Szedeak - Soproni 79-56

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Soproni (11-8) and Szedeak (8-11), which took place in Szeged. 4th placed Soproni was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Szedeak 79-56. The game was mostly controlled by Szedeak. Soproni was better in fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Soproni to just 5 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Soproni 40-20 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) fired 23 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Milan Csorvasi (209-88, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Szedeak players scored in double figures. Szedeak's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Montenegrin power forward Filip Barovic (208-90) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and swingman Norbert Takacs (197-90, agency: TSS Management) added 16 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for Szedeak. They moved-up to ninth place. Soproni at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Szedeak's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Atomeromu in Paks and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Soproni will play at home against Jaszberenyi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: N.Dukic 23+9reb+3ast, A.Jones 14+3reb+1ast, M.Csorvasi 12+9reb, Z.Kiss 12+2reb+1ast, S.Fekete 8+3reb+4ast, A.Tanacs 5+5reb
Soproni: F.Barovic 20+5reb+1ast, N.Takacs 16+2reb+2ast, D.Thomas 6+4reb+5ast, Z.Vesztergom 6+1reb+1ast, G.Toth 4+1reb+1ast, G.Gombas 2+3reb
gschID: 197006



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  ISRAEL   

Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Hapoel A.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Durham, Hapoel A.21.5 
 2. Westbrook, Hapoel21.1 
 3. Laing, Macc.B.Y.20.5 
 4. Murray, Kiryat T.20.5 
 5. Odiakosa, Hod H.20.4 
 6. McCoy, Ironi N.19.3 
 7. Clemente, Ironi N.19.2 
 8. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.1 
 9. Iram, Macc.B.Y.19.0 
 10. Zelkovits, Ironi19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chukwudinma ODIAKOSA
  Hod H.
  (203-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Odiakosa, Hod H.14.3 
 2. Durham, Hapoel A.13.0 
 3. Jefferson, Elitzu.12.5 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.4 
 5. Joyner, Maccabi9.9 
 6. Benn, Ironi N.9.9 
 7. McGhee, Elitzur9.9 
 8. Johnson, Hapoel K.9.6 
 9. Constantine, Hapoe.9.5 
 10. Kazarnovski, Hapo.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon BROOKS
  Hapoel K/S
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Brooks, Hapoel K/S6.8 
 2. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.7 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.6.1 
 4. Golan, Ironi Nahar.5.4 
 5. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.7 
 6. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.7 
 7. Benn, Ironi N.4.6 
 8. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.5 
 9. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.3 
 10. Govens, Ironi K-A4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus ALEXANDER
  Maccabi .
  (-F-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Alexander, Maccabi2.8 
 2. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.7 
 3. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.6 
 4. Benn, Ironi N.2.5 
 5. Hofman, Elitzur2.3 
 6. McGhee, Elitzur2.1 
 7. Gordon, Hapoel K.2.1 
 8. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.2.1 
 9. Zelkovits, Ironi N.2.0 
 10. Laing, Macc.B.Y.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.3.3 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A1.9 
 3. Blair, Ironi N.1.6 
 4. Buchman, Kiryat T.1.4 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Labanowski, Macca.1.3 
 7. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Odiakosa, Hod H.1.1 
 9. Durham, Hapoel A.1.1 
 10. Tamir, Ironi R.0.9 



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  ITALY   

Standings - SerieA

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Vanoli CR - Enel Brindisi 97-81
Feb. 3: Trenkwalder RE - Acea Virtus RM 96-93
Feb. 3: Cantu - Banco di Sard. 94-80
Feb. 3: Montepaschi - Cimberio VA 89-75
Feb. 3: SAIE3 BO - Sutor MGR 83-80
Feb. 3: JuveCaserta - Angelico BI 80-81 OT
Feb. 3: Umana VE - Pesaro 71-68
Feb. 3: EA7 Armani - Sidigas AV 108-57

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 17: Banco di Sard. - Umana VE
Feb. 17: Pesaro - Montepaschi
Feb. 17: Cimberio VA - SAIE3 BO
Feb. 17: Sidigas AV - Vanoli CR
Feb. 17: Angelico BI - Trenkwalder RE
Feb. 17: Acea Virtus RM - EA7 Armani
Feb. 17: Sutor MGR - JuveCaserta
Feb. 17: Enel Brindisi - Cantu


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Donnel TAYLOR
  Trenkwal.
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Taylor, Trenkwal.20.1 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.20.1 
 3. Datome, Acea V.18.0 
 4. Harris, Vanoli CR17.2 
 5. Diener, Banco d.16.8 
 6. Johnson, Angelico.16.4 
 7. Brown, Montepaschi16.1 
 8. Diener, Banco d.15.8 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA15.7 
 10. Langford, EA7 A.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gani LAWAL
  Acea V.
  (205-C/F-88)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Lawal, Acea V.8.6 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas8.3 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.0 
 4. Akindele, JuveCase.7.8 
 5. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.6 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.6 
 7. Jelovac, JuveCase.6.9 
 8. Ebi, Sidigas AV6.8 
 9. Ere, Cimberio VA6.7 
 10. Burns, Sutor MGR6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.8 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.8 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.2 
 4. Tabu-Eboma, Cantu4.3 
 5. Cook, EA7 Armani4.1 
 6. Brown, Montepaschi3.9 
 7. Cinciarini, Trenkw.3.9 
 8. Taylor, Acea V.3.7 
 9. Steele, Sutor MGR3.5 
 10. Shakur, Sidigas AV3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  Angelico.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Robinson, Angelico.2.4 
 2. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.3 
 3. Dunston, Cimberio.2.3 
 4. Green, Cimberio VA2.2 
 5. Barbour, Pesaro2.2 
 6. Shakur, Sidigas AV1.9 
 7. Thornton, Banco d.1.9 
 8. Goss, Acea V.1.8 
 9. James, Trenkwal.1.7 
 10. Polonara, Cimberi.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.3 
 2. Ress, Montepaschi1.6 
 3. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 4. Eze, Montepaschi1.3 
 5. Lawal, Acea V.1.3 
 6. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 7. Cusin, Cantu1.2 
 8. Tyus, Cantu1.2 
 9. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.2 
 10. Ebi, Sidigas AV1.1 


Standings - B1

Nazionale Standings
 1. Torino 18-3 
 2. Matera 14-7 
 3. Omegna 12-8 
 4. Bari 12-8 
 5. Agrigento 12-9 
 6. Treviglio 12-9 
 7. Castelletto 12-9 
 8. Chieti 11-10 
 9. Lucca 11-10 
 10. Reggio Calabr. 10-11 
 11. Casalpusterlengo 9-10 
 12. Mirandola 9-12 
 13. Firenze 8-11 
 14. Ferrara 8-12 
 15. San Severo 8-13 
 16. Latina Basket 8-14 
 17. Recanati 7-13 
 18. Perugia 5-16 
Folded
 1. Bologna 6-4 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 3: Latina Basket - Castelletto 95-89
Feb. 3: San Severo - Ferrara 86-85
Feb. 3: Perugia - Agrigento 80-87
Feb. 3: Torino - Lucca 77-69
Feb. 3: Mirandola - Treviglio 75-62
Feb. 3: Firenze - Omegna 72-81
Feb. 3: Chieti - Recanati 71-69
Feb. 3: Matera - Reggio Calabr. 69-77

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 10: Lucca - Firenze
Feb. 10: Reggio Calabr. - San Severo
Feb. 10: Castelletto - Matera
Feb. 10: Casalpusterlengo - Perugia
Feb. 10: Recanati - Latina Basket
Feb. 10: Mirandola - Chieti
Feb. 10: Bari - Ferrara
Feb. 10: Agrigento - Torino


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.0 
 2. Parente, Lucca17.1 
 3. Casadei, Firenze16.5 
 4. Wojciechowsk., Tor.16.2 
 5. Bolzonella, Castel.16.0 
 6. Gueye, San Severo15.8 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari15.7 
 8. Reati, Treviglio15.6 
 9. Pierini, Recanati15.5 
 10. Benfatto, Ferrara15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrea IANNILLI
  San Severo
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Iannilli, San Seve.11.3 
 2. Rossi, Chieti10.8 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.9.2 
 4. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.6 
 5. Pazzi, Castelletto8.6 
 6. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.5 
 7. Benfatto, Ferrara8.5 
 8. Spizzichini, Firen.7.5 
 9. Casadei, Firenze7.4 
 10. Mancin, Mirandola7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Losi, Mirandola5.8 
 2. Simoncelli, Castel.4.8 
 3. Marino, Casalp.4.4 
 4. Rajola, Chieti3.7 
 5. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.6 
 6. Caroldi, Firenze3.5 
 7. Santolamazza, Lati.3.1 
 8. Gnaccarini, Recana.3.0 
 9. Cantone, Matera3.0 
 10. Mariani, Omegna2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Carlos Sebastian VICO
  Matera
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Vico, Matera3.1 
 2. Parente, Lucca3.1 
 3. Cortesi, Ferrara3.1 
 4. Bonamente, Perugia3.1 
 5. Maggio, San Severo2.9 
 6. Gueye, San Severo2.8 
 7. Sanna, Firenze2.8 
 8. Tavernelli, Latina2.8 
 9. Casadei, Firenze2.7 
 10. Caroldi, Firenze2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.6 
 2. Rossi, Chieti1.2 
 3. Iannuzzi, Matera1.0 
 4. Del Brocco, San S.0.9 
 5. Mancin, Mirandola0.9 
 6. Gagliardo, Latina0.9 
 7. Casadei, Firenze0.8 
 8. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 9. Pazzi, Castelletto0.7 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.0.7 


Team West celebrate victory in LegaDue All-Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Team West - Team East 127:126

Team West clinched the victory in the LegaDue All-Star Game. It was held tonight in Vigevano. Delroy James (203-F-87, college: Rhode Island) scored 29 points to pace his team to the victory. He was named the MVP after the contest.
The teams entertained the crowd with a high-flying sort of basketball. Team West gained a 32:29 lead after the first frame. Team East surged ahead in the second quarter. They posted a 62:61 halftime lead. They extended their lead in the third term. Team East accumulated a 99:94 advantage with one quarter remaining. But Delroy James and Craig Callahan (203-F-81, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: NC-Wilmington) sparked the comeback from Team West. They pulled in front and snatched a narrow victory at the end. Craig Callahan delivered 26 points, while Keddric Mays (183-PG-84) added 25 points for the winners. Team East answered with 26 points from J.R. Giddens (196-F/G-85, college: N.Mexico). Eric Griffin (203-F-90, college: Campbell) had 22 points in the loss.

Team West: Delroy James 29, Craig Callahan 26, Keddric Mays 25
Team East: J.R. Giddens 26, Eric Griffin 22



SerieA Round 18: Leader Cimberio Varese loses to Montepaschi Siena - by Eurobasket News

Very exciting round. It does not happen too often that four games need overtime in just one round. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Cimberio Varese (15-3) recorded its third loss on the court of third ranked Montepaschi Siena on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Montepaschi Siena 89-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimberio Varese. The game was mostly controlled by Montepaschi Siena. Cimberio Varese managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Montepaschi Siena made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 23 points and 7 assists. The former international point guard Daniel Hackett (200-87, college: USC, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds. Defending champion maintains third position with 13-5 record having just two points less than leader Cimberio VA. Cimberio Varese at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Montepaschi Siena are looking forward to face VL Pesaro (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cimberio Varese will play against SAIE3 BO (#11) in Bologna and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Banco di Sard. (14-4) against fifth ranked Cantu (12-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Banco di Sard. was defeated by Cantu in Cantu 94-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Banco di Sard.. It was a good game for the former international Pietro Aradori (195-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Jonathan Tabu contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) replied with 21 points and 7 assists for Banco di Sard.Cantu moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Acea Virtus RM. Banco di Sard. at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Cantu will play against Enel Brindisi (#8) on the road in the next round. Banco di Sard. will play against Umana Venezia (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Angelico Biella managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they edged tenth-ranked Juvecaserta in Caserta 81-80. Kevinn Pinkney scored 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Jeleel Akindele with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Angelico Biella (4-14) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Sidigas AV and Pesaro. Loser Juvecaserta keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Angelico Biella will meet at home higher ranked Trenkwalder RE (#9) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Juvecaserta will play against Sutor Montegranaro and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Reggio Emilia. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Lottomatica Roma (12-6) to ninth ranked Trenkwalder RE (9-9) 96-93 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Lottomatica Roma. Donnel Taylor notched 30 points, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort. Trenkwalder RE moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Enel Brindisi. Lottomatica Roma at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Trenkwalder RE's next round opponent will be Angelico Biella (#14) on the road where they are favorite. Lottomatica Roma will play against Armani Milano (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourteenth-ranked VL Pesaro (4-14) made lots of trouble for seventh ranked Umana Venezia (10-8) on Sunday. Umana Venezia managed to secure only three-point victory 71-68. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Yakhouba Diawara who scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Umana Venezia have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 10-8 record. Loser VL Pesaro keeps the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. Umana Venezia will face league's second-placed Banco di Sard. in Sassari in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. VL Pesaro will play at home against Montepaschi Siena (#3).

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Enel Brindisi was defeated by Vanoli CR in Cremona 97-81. SAIE3 BO beat Sutor MGR at home 83-80. Sidigas AV was destroyed by EA7 Armani on the opponent's court 108-57.
The best stats of 18th round was 25 points and 9 rebounds by Ioannis Bourousis of EA7 Armani.


Trenkwalder RE - Acea Virtus RM 96-93

A very interesting game took place in Reggio Emilia. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Lottomatica Roma (12-6) to ninth ranked Trenkwalder RE (9-9) 96-93 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Lottomatica Roma. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 37-29 Lottomatica Roma's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 96-93 at the end of the game. Trenkwalder RE players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Lottomatica Roma's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Lottomatica Roma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Donnel Taylor (198-82, college: UAB) notched 30 points, 6 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort and international point guard Andrea Cinciarini (190-86) supported him with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Even a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds by American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech) did not help to save the game for Lottomatica Roma. American point guard Jordan Taylor (185-89, college: Wisconsin) added 18 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Trenkwalder RE moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Enel Brindisi. Lottomatica Roma at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Trenkwalder RE's next round opponent will be Angelico Biella (#14) on the road where they are favorite. Lottomatica Roma will play against Armani Milano (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trenkwalder RE: D.Taylor 30+6ast, D.Slanina 17+1reb+3ast, M.Antonutti 12+3reb, A.Cinciarini 10+8reb+8ast, G.Brunner 10+2reb+5ast, D.James 7+1reb+1ast
Acea Virtus RM: G.Lawal 25+12reb, L.Datome 22+3reb+2ast, J.Taylor 18+5reb+5ast, O.Czyz 16+9reb+2ast, L.D'Ercole 10+1reb, B.Jones 2+5reb
gschID: 185563


JuveCaserta - Angelico BI 80-81 OT

Bottom-ranked Angelico Biella managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the eight-game losing streak on Sunday night. This time they edged tenth-ranked Juvecaserta in Caserta 81-80. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 19-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 7-6. American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Montenegrin point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Nigerian center Jeleel Akindele (216-83, college: Chicago St.) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and Serbian power forward Stevan Jelovac (208-89, agency: Beo Basket) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Angelico Biella (4-14) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Sidigas AV and Pesaro. Loser Juvecaserta keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Angelico Biella will meet at home higher ranked Trenkwalder RE (#9) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Juvecaserta will play against Sutor Montegranaro and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: K.Pinkney 17+9reb, T.Rochestie 15+1reb+4ast, M.Soragna 15+3reb+1ast, T.Johnson 10+4reb+1ast, D.Tsaldaris 9+2reb+1ast, G.Jurak 9+8reb
JuveCaserta: J.Akindele 23+14reb, S.Jelovac 17+10reb, M.Mordente 16+2reb+7ast, S.Gentile 11+3reb+4ast, A.Michelori 6+5reb+1ast, D.Mavraides 4
gschID: 185562


Vanoli CR - Enel Brindisi 97-81

There was an upset when higher ranked Enel Brindisi (9-9) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Vanoli Cremona (7-11) 97-81 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Vanoli Cremona. Enel Brindisi was better in fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vanoli Cremona forced 21 Enel Brindisi turnovers. The best player for the winners was international point guard Luca Vitali (201-86) who scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Croatian center Andrija Stipanovic (209-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jonathan Gibson (188-87, college: N.Mexico St., agency: Three Eye Sports) who recorded 25 points and American-Bulgarian power forward Cedric Simmons (206-86, college: N.Carolina St.) added 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Five Vanoli Cremona and four Enel Brindisi players scored in double figures. Vanoli Cremona moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with SAIE3 BO. Newly promoted Enel Brindisi keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Vanoli Cremona will face bottom-ranked Air Avellino (#16) on the road in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: J.Jackson 19+1reb+1ast, B.Chase 16+2reb, L.Harris 15+1reb+1ast, L.Vitali 13+8reb+8ast, A.Stipanovic 12+11reb+3ast, A.Johnson 9+5ast
Enel Brindisi: J.Gibson 25+3reb+3ast, C.Simmons 15+11reb+2ast, J.Viggiano 13+5reb, A.Robinson 11+8reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 9+4reb+2ast, R.Fultz 6
gschID: 185561


Umana VE - Pesaro 71-68

Fourteenth-ranked VL Pesaro (4-14) made lots of trouble for seventh ranked Umana Venezia (10-8) on Sunday. Umana Venezia managed to secure only three-point victory 71-68. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-16. But VL Pesaro won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Umana Venezia made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Umana Venezia outrebounded VL Pesaro 41-25 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was French forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine) who scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Alvin Young (188-75, college: Niagara) chipped in 22 points. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Andrea Crosariol (211-84, college: Fair Dickinson) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds and American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 15 points and 6 steals respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Umana Venezia have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 10-8 record. Loser VL Pesaro keeps the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. Umana Venezia will face league's second-placed Banco di Sard. in Sassari in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. VL Pesaro will play at home against Montepaschi Siena (#3).
Top scorers:
Umana VE: A.Young 22+1reb+2ast, Y.Diawara 19+9reb+4ast, K.Kee Clark 6+4reb+2ast, D.Magro 6+11reb+3ast, G.Rosselli 5+7reb, S.Szewczyk 3+4reb+2ast
Pesaro: A.Crosariol 19+6reb, A.Barbour 15+4reb+3ast, R.Stipcevic 15+1reb+5ast, D.Cavaliero 9+1reb+3ast, T.Kinsey 4+6reb+1ast, A.Amici 2+2reb
gschID: 185560


SAIE3 BO - Sutor MGR 83-80

No shocking result in a game in Bologna where eleventh ranked SAIE3 BO (7-11) edged 13th ranked Sutor Montegranaro (5-13) 83-80 on Sunday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. SAIE3 BO made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. SAIE3 BO outrebounded Sutor Montegranaro 43-32 including 30 on the defensive glass. Sutor Montegranaro was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Steven Smith (203-83, college: La Salle) who scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. The former international Angelo Gigli (209-83) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Valerio Amoroso (204-80) who recorded 15 points and 9 rebounds and Canadian-British guard Kyle Johnson (195-88, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Sutor Montegranaro players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. SAIE3 BO maintains eleventh position with 7-11 record, which they share with Vanoli CR. Loser Sutor Montegranaro keeps the thirteenth place with 13 games lost. SAIE3 BO will face league's leader Cimberio Varese on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sutor Montegranaro will play against Juvecaserta (#10) in Caserta.
Top scorers:
SAIE3 BO: S.Smith 28+9reb, R.Minard 11+2reb+2ast, A.Gigli 10+13reb, G.Poeta 8+3reb+2ast, K.Hasbrouck 7+1reb+1ast, M.Rocca 6+6reb
Sutor MGR: K.Johnson 16+6reb+2ast, D.Cinciarini 16+3reb, V.Amoroso 15+9reb+2ast, R.Steele 15+2reb+3ast, F.Di Bella 8+1reb+2ast, L.Campani 7+3reb
gschID: 185559


Cantu - Banco di Sard. 94-80

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Banco di Sard. (14-4) against fifth ranked Cantu (12-6) on Sunday night. Visiting Banco di Sard. was defeated by Cantu in Cantu 94-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Banco di Sard.. Banco di Sard. was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 57-34 second half run of Cantu. It was a good game for the former international Pietro Aradori (195-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Belgian point guard Jonathan Tabu (190-85) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Cantu players scored in double figures. American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) replied with 21 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Banco di Sard.Cantu moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Acea Virtus RM. Banco di Sard. at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Cantu will play against Enel Brindisi (#8) on the road in the next round. Banco di Sard. will play against Umana Venezia (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cantu: P.Aradori 21+2reb+4ast, J.Tabu 15+6reb+5ast, M.Cusin 12+8reb+1ast, M.Leunen 10+6reb+4ast, S.Mancinelli 10+1reb+1ast, N.Mazzarino 10+1reb+1ast
Banco di Sard.: T.Diener 21+2reb+7ast, M.Thornton 16+3reb+1ast, D.Diener 14+7reb+5ast, M.Ignerski 9+1reb+1ast, B.Sacchetti 7+4reb+1ast, T.Easley 6+2reb
gschID: 185558


EA7 Armani - Sidigas AV 108-57

Very expected game when 15th ranked Air Avellino (4-14) was rolled over on the road by sixth ranked Armani Milano (11-7) 108-57 on Sunday. The game without a history. Armani Milano led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Air Avellino to just 7 points in third quarter. Armani Milano shot 65.0 percent from the field and made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Armani Milano outrebounded Air Avellino 34-21 including a 24-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Armani Milano especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was center Ioannis Bourousis (213-83, agency: FCM) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American swingman Malik Hairston (198-87, college: Oregon) chipped in 17 points. Four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. Armani Milano's coach Sergio Scariolo felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Cameroonian center Paul Biligha (200-90, agency: Players Group) who recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) added 13 points respectively. Armani Milano have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 11-7 record. Air Avellino lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 14 games lost. Armani Milano will face higher ranked Lottomatica Roma (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Air Avellino will play against Vanoli Cremona (#12).
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: I.Bourousis 25+9reb+1ast, M.Hairston 17+2ast, D.Chiotti 13+3reb, E.Bremer 10+3reb+1ast, N.Melli 10+5reb, A.Fotsis 9+6reb+1ast
Sidigas AV: J.Richardson 13+2reb+1ast, P.Biligha 11+7reb, J.Lakovic 9+5reb+1ast, V.Spinelli 8+1reb+2ast, T.Dean 7+2reb, J.Hunter 5+1reb
gschID: 185557


Montepaschi - Cimberio VA 89-75

Top ranked Cimberio Varese (15-3) recorded its third loss on the court of third ranked Montepaschi Siena on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Montepaschi Siena 89-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cimberio Varese. The game was mostly controlled by Montepaschi Siena. Cimberio Varese managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Montepaschi Siena made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) who scored 23 points and 7 assists. The former international point guard Daniel Hackett (200-87, college: USC, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Montepaschi Siena's coach Luca Banchi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Five Montepaschi Siena and four Cimberio Varese players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains third position with 13-5 record having just two points less than leader Cimberio VA. Cimberio Varese at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Montepaschi Siena are looking forward to face VL Pesaro (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cimberio Varese will play against SAIE3 BO (#11) in Bologna and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: B.Brown 23+3reb+7ast, D.Hackett 14+3reb+4ast, D.Moss 13+5reb+1ast, K.Kangur 12+5reb, V.Sanikidze 10+4reb+1ast, B.Ortner 7+2reb
Cimberio VA: B.Dunston 20+8reb, E.Ere 14+6reb+1ast, A.Banks 13+2reb, M.Green 10+8reb+7ast, D.Sakota 8+3reb+4ast, A.Polonara 6
gschID: 185556



Nazionale A Round 23: Matera is defeated by Reggio Calabr. - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked Matera (14-7) and eleventh ranked Reggio Calabr. (10-11) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Matera was defeated by Reggio Calabr. in a tough game in Matera 69-77. Matera was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-15 charge of Reggio Calabr., which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Matera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Power forward Marco Ammannato (202-88, agency: Players Group) helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds. Reggio Calabr.'s coach Francesco Ponticiello used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) responded with 21 points. Reggio Calabr. moved-up to tenth place. Matera at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Reggio Calabr. are looking forward to face Mazzeo San Severo (#15) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Matera will play against Castelletto (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Nazionale A top team - Torino (18-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Lucca (11-10) 77-69. It was a quality performance for naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Daniele Sandri accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international forward Walter Santarossa (200-78) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Lucca in the defeat. Torino have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-3 record. Newly promoted Lucca keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Chieti. Torino will play against Agrigento (#5) on the road in the next round. Lucca will play against Firenze and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in San Severo between Mazzeo San Severo and Naturhouse Ferrara. Sixteenth ranked Mazzeo San Severo (8-13) got a very close home victory over 13th ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (8-12). Mazzeo San Severo managed to escape with a 1-point win 86-85 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Andrea Iannilli who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Valerio Circosta produced 22 points for the guests. Mazzeo San Severo moved-up to fifteenth place. Newly promoted Naturhouse Ferrara dropped to the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Mazzeo San Severo will meet higher ranked Reggio Calabr. (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Bari (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Fifteenth-ranked Recanati (7-13) gave a tough game to ninth ranked Chieti (11-10). Chieti managed to secure only two-point victory 71-69. However their fans expected much easier game. Simone Gatti orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. Chieti moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lucca. Recanati at the other side dropped to the seventeenth position with 13 games lost. Chieti's next round opponent will be Mirandola (#12) on the road. Recanati will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Latina where 4th placed Castelletto (12-9) was upset on the court of seventeenth ranked Latina Basket (8-14) 95-89 on Sunday. It was a great evening for Manuel Carrizo who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Latina Basket. They moved-up to sixteenth place. Castelletto lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Latina Basket will face Recanati (#17) on the road in the next round. Castelletto will play against the league's second-placed Matera (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Treviglio lost to Mirandola on the opponent's court 62-75. Perugia unfortunately lost to Agrigento in a home game 80-87. Omegna managed to beat Firenze on the road 81-72.


Chieti - Recanati 71-69

Fifteenth-ranked Recanati (7-13) gave a tough game to ninth ranked Chieti (11-10). Chieti managed to secure only two-point victory 71-69. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-8. But Recanati won second period 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Chieti won last quarter 22-21. Forward Simone Gatti (202-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. point guard Manuel Diomede (188-90, agency: Two Points) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Attilio Pierini (201-81) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Gianni Cantagalli (196-88, agency: Players Group) added 17 points in the effort for Recanati. Chieti moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lucca. Recanati at the other side dropped to the seventeenth position with 13 games lost. Chieti's next round opponent will be Mirandola (#12) on the road. Recanati will play against Latina Basket (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Recanati: A.Pierini 18+5reb, G.Cantagalli 17+3reb+1ast, M.Gnaccarini 9+5reb+4ast, F.Stefanini 8+8reb, M.Maganza 7+7reb, G.Tessitore 6+2reb
Chieti: S.Gatti 20+5reb+1ast, M.Diomede 12+9reb+2ast, A.Raschi 11+5ast, E.Rossi 8+10reb, S.Rajola 7+5reb+3ast, G.Severini 5
gschID: 191827


Matera - Reggio Calabr. 69-77

The game between second ranked Matera (14-7) and eleventh ranked Reggio Calabr. (10-11) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Matera was defeated by Reggio Calabr. in a tough game in Matera 69-77. Matera was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-15 charge of Reggio Calabr., which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Matera helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for point guard Alessandro Piazza (174-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Power forward Marco Ammannato (202-88, agency: Players Group) helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds. Reggio Calabr.'s coach Francesco Ponticiello used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) responded with 21 points and power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Reggio Calabr. moved-up to tenth place. Matera at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Reggio Calabr. are looking forward to face Mazzeo San Severo (#15) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Matera will play against Castelletto (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Matera: M.Rezzano 21+4reb, A.Iannuzzi 14+7reb+2ast, C.Sebastian Vico 13+2reb, C.Cantone 8+1reb+6ast, A.Vitale 6+6reb, M.Cozzoli 5+4reb
Reggio Calabr.: M.Ammannato 14+8reb+1ast, M.Caprari 13+2reb+1ast, A.Piazza 12+5reb+7ast, A.Fabi 9+6reb, N.Sabbatino 8, L.Fontecchio 8+3reb
gschID: 191830


Latina Basket - Castelletto 95-89

An interesting game took place in Latina where 4th placed Castelletto (12-9) was upset on the court of seventeenth ranked Latina Basket (8-14) 95-89 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 54-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Latina Basket made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. It was a great evening for naturalized Argentinian swingman Manuel Carrizo (198-80, agency: Players Group) who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international power forward Matteo Canavesi (204-86) helped adding 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field). Forward Francesco Ihedioha (196-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds and forward Alex Ranuzzi (195-86, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Five Castelletto players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Latina Basket. They moved-up to sixteenth place. Castelletto lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Latina Basket will face Recanati (#17) on the road in the next round. Castelletto will play against the league's second-placed Matera (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Castelletto: F.Ihedioha 24+16reb+1ast, F.Bolzonella 16+2ast, G.Sanguinetti 15+1reb+2ast, A.Ranuzzi 12+6reb+2ast, M.Ceron 12+3reb+1ast, N.Damiani 5+1reb
Latina Basket: M.Carrizo 30+5reb+7ast, M.Canavesi 26+6reb+2ast, R.Tavernelli 10+1reb+1ast, A.Poti 8+2reb, A.Cecchetti 8+6reb+2ast, T.Plateo 5+6reb
gschID: 191829


Mirandola - Treviglio 75-62

There was an upset when higher ranked Treviglio (12-9) was defeated on the road by fourteenth ranked Mirandola (9-12) 75-62 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Mirandola. Treviglio was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for point guard Jordan Losi (182-80) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Luca Pignatti (195-86) helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international power forward Riccardo Perego (203-81) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Riccardo Pederzini (198-89) scored 18 points. Five Mirandola and four Treviglio players scored in double figures. Treviglio's coach Adriano Vertemati rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mirandola moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Treviglio keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Mirandola will face higher ranked Chieti (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: R.Pederzini 18+1reb, R.Perego 16+6reb+1ast, S.Ferrarese 11+2reb, N.Cazzolato 10+1reb, M.Raminelli 4+5reb+1ast, D.Reati 3+6reb
Mirandola: A.Pilotti 21+2reb, L.Pignatti 14+8reb+1ast, J.Losi 14+6reb+6ast, A.Mancin 13+4reb, M.Venturelli 11+2reb+2ast, G.Sgobba 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 191826


Perugia - Agrigento 80-87

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Agrigento (12-9) defeated on the road 18th ranked Perugia (5-16) 87-80 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 28-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Agrigento forced 20 Perugia turnovers. It was a great evening for naturalized Argentinian forward Albano Chiarastella (196-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Vincenzo Di Viccaro (191-84) helped adding 21 points. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. point guard Giacomo Chiatti (183-86) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and center Paolo Chiarello (204-78) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Five Agrigento and four Perugia players scored in double figures. Agrigento moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Treviglio and Castelletto. Perugia lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the eighteenth position with 16 games lost. Agrigento will face league's leader Torino at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Perugia will play against Casalpusterlengo (#11).
Top scorers:
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 19+1reb, N.Mei 18+2reb+1ast, P.Chiarello 15+7reb, G.Chiatti 13+6reb+3ast, S.Bonamente 8+5reb+1ast, F.Santantonio 5+2reb
Agrigento: V.Di Viccaro 21, A.Moruzzi 15+3reb+1ast, F.Mian 12+2reb+1ast, Q.De Laurentiis 11+3reb, A.Chiarastella 11+8reb+2ast, D.Demartini 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 191824


Firenze - Omegna 72-81

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Firenze (8-11) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Omegna (12-8) 81-72 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Firenze won third quarter 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Firenze was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for naturalized Georgian Nika Metreveli (211-91, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Giacomo Mariani (191-86) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Omegna players scored in double figures. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-90) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Omegna. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Bari. Loser Firenze dropped to the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Omegna will have a break next round. Firenze will play on the road against Lucca (#9).
Top scorers:
Firenze: S.Rabaglietti 20, D.Casadei 18+9reb, S.Spizzichini 14+7reb, M.Sanna 9+2reb+2ast, M.Caroldi 8+2reb+4ast, L.Galmarini 3+9reb
Omegna: G.Mariani 19+5reb+1ast, N.Metreveli 17+8reb, S.Masciadri 11+5reb+2ast, M.Farioli 11+7reb+1ast, P.Picazio 8+4reb+1ast, M.Jovancic 6
gschID: 191822


Torino - Lucca 77-69

Nazionale A top team - Torino (18-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eighth ranked Lucca (11-10) 77-69. It was a quality performance for naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Daniele Sandri (197-90) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four Torino players scored in double figures. The former international forward Walter Santarossa (200-78) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds and guard Andrea Barsanti (189-86) added 17 points respectively for Lucca in the defeat. Torino have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 18-3 record. Newly promoted Lucca keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. They share it with Chieti. Torino will play against Agrigento (#5) on the road in the next round. Lucca will play against Firenze and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lucca: A.Barsanti 17+1reb, W.Santarossa 15+7reb+1ast, D.Parente 10+4reb+1ast, D.Banti 9+4reb, R.Casagrande 8+3reb, R.Bottioni 5+2reb
Torino: D.Sandri 18+8reb, J.Wojciechowski 17+14reb, C.Tommasini 12+1reb+4ast, D.Parente 10+4ast, F.Conti 8+7reb+1ast, M.Evangelisti 7+3reb
gschID: 191831


San Severo - Ferrara 86-85

A very close game took place in San Severo between Mazzeo San Severo and Naturhouse Ferrara. Sixteenth ranked Mazzeo San Severo (8-13) got a very close home victory over 13th ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (8-12). Mazzeo San Severo managed to escape with a 1-point win 86-85 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese guard Ousmane Gueye (188-82) chipped in 19 points, 5 assists and 7 steals. point guard Valerio Circosta (188-87, agency: Two Points) produced 22 points and power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Mazzeo San Severo and four Naturhouse Ferrara players scored in double figures. Mazzeo San Severo moved-up to fifteenth place. Newly promoted Naturhouse Ferrara dropped to the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Mazzeo San Severo will meet higher ranked Reggio Calabr. (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Bari (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Ferrara: V.Circosta 22+3reb+2ast, M.Benfatto 16+5reb+1ast, M.Ferri 16+1reb+3ast, S.Cortesi 11+4reb+1ast, G.Castelletta 7+7reb, G.Spizzichini 7+1reb
San Severo: O.Gueye 19+2reb+5ast, A.Iannilli 16+8reb+3ast, M.Del Brocco 14+8reb, I.Scarponi 13+2reb+2ast, R.Maggio 12+5reb+4ast, G.Zampolli 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 191828



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  JAPAN   

Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 23-5 
 2. Toyota Alvark 22-6 
 3. Panasonic T. 17-11 
 4. Toshiba BT 16-12 
 5. Hitachi SR 15-13 
 6. Tochigi Brex 8-20 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 8-20 
 8. Hokkaido L. 3-25 

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 3: Panasonic T. - Tochigi Brex 82-78
Feb. 2: Panasonic T. - Tochigi Brex 81-74
Feb. 3: Hitachi SR - Toshiba BT 74-86
Feb. 3: Mitsubishi DD - Aishin SH 66-77
Feb. 2: Hitachi SR - Toshiba BT 64-76
Feb. 2: Mitsubishi DD - Aishin SH 63-85
Feb. 2: Hokkaido L. - Toyota Alvark 59-70
Feb. 3: Hokkaido L. - Toyota Alvark 50-66

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 8: Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex
Feb. 8: Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD
Feb. 8: Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR
Feb. 9: Toyota Alvark - Tochigi Brex
Feb. 9: Toshiba BT - Mitsubishi DD
Feb. 9: Aishin SH - Hokkaido L.
Feb. 9: Panasonic T. - Hitachi SR
Feb. 10: Aishin SH - Hokkaido L.


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba22.5 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.0 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.17.3 
 4. Smith, Hitachi SR16.7 
 5. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.7 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH16.5 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.0 
 8. Rolle, Mitsubis.13.3 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota A.13.3 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba12.5 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.5 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.11.8 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.3 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.7 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR8.4 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota7.5 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.7.0 
 9. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido6.4 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.2 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi4.0 
 3. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.4 
 4. Tsuji, Toshiba BT3.4 
 5. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.1 
 6. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.1 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.1 
 8. Shonaka, Toyota A.2.8 
 9. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.7 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.4 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi1.3 
 6. Tashiro, Mitsubis.1.2 
 7. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 8. Fazekas, Toshiba1.1 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.2 
 3. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.1 
 4. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba1.0 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.8 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.0.7 
 9. Smith, Hitachi SR0.6 
 10. Moss, Toshiba BT0.5 


JBL Round 14 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

JBL round 14 most important game was a victory of Toshiba Thunders over one of their biggest challengers Hitachi Sunrockers 86-74 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Toshiba Thunders. Hitachi Sunrockers managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Toshiba Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) replied with 21 points and 9 rebounds for Hitachi Sunrockers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toshiba Thunders have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. Toshiba Thunders are looking forward to face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game for Toshiba Thunders (16-12) which played in Tokyo against one of their biggest challengers Hitachi Sunrockers (15-13). Fifth ranked Toshiba Thunders had an easy win 76-64. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Chris Moss chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American center Darren Fenn (208-80, college: Canisius, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (23-5) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (8-20) in Nagoya 77-66. J.R. Sakuragi notched a double-double by scoring 14 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds by Ron Hale did not help to save the game for Mitsubishi Dolphins. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first position with 23-5 record. Mitsubishi Dolphins lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 20 games lost. They share the position with Tochigi Brex. Aishin Sea Horses will meet at home bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (23-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (8-20) in Nagoya 85-63. The best player for the winners was J.R. Sakuragi who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first position with 23-5 record. Mitsubishi Dolphins lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 20 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro and are hoping to win another game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Saporro was also quite interesting. Second ranked Toyota Alvark (22-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Hokkaido L. (3-25). Toyota Alvark defeated Hokkaido L. 66-50 on Sunday. Philip Ricci orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 22-6 record behind leader Aishin SH. Hokkaido L. lost eighth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 25 lost games. Toyota Alvark will face Tochigi Brex (#6) at home in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: Tochigi Brex was beaten by Panasonic T. on the road 82-78. Panasonic T. won against Tochigi Brex on its own court 81-74. Toyota Alvark managed to outperform Hokkaido L. in Tokyo 70-59.
The most impressive performance of 14th round was 25 points and 6 rebounds by Kosuke Kanamaru of Panasonic T..


Panasonic T. - Tochigi Brex 82-78

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Panasonic Trians (17-11) beat 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (8-20) in Osaka 82-78 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 48-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Panasonic Trians made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Yuta Tabuse (173-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) replied with 18 points and 5 assists and the former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Panasonic Trians have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 17-11 record having six points less than leader Aishin SH. Loser Tochigi Brex keeps the sixth place with 20 games lost. Panasonic Trians will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in Tokyo in the next round. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against the league's second-placed Toyota Alvark in Tokyo.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: Y.Tabuse 18+2reb+5ast, T.Kawamura 14+5reb+4ast, K.Takeda 13+3reb+4ast, T.Yanagawa 12, T.Smith 6+5reb+1ast, S.Ito 5+6reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 25+6reb+2ast, T.Onishi 16+2reb+2ast, J.Watkins 14+15reb+2ast, K.Hirose 10+6reb+2ast, C.O'Bannon 7+3reb, H.Kinoshita 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 183338


Mitsubishi DD - Aishin SH 66-77

JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (23-5) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (8-20) in Nagoya 77-66. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the effort and Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) supported him with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) did not help to save the game for Mitsubishi Dolphins. The former international swingman Shingo Kajiyama (190-76) added 10 points for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first position with 23-5 record. Mitsubishi Dolphins lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 20 games lost. They share the position with Tochigi Brex. Aishin Sea Horses will meet at home bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 18+10reb+3ast, K.Nakagawa 10+1reb+1ast, S.Kajiyama 10+4reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 6+2reb, M.Rolle 5+1ast, W.Brown-Matsushima 4+1reb
Aishin SH: S.Kashiwagi 14+2reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 14+18reb+8ast, S.Kitagawa 12+2reb, T.Furukawa 11, K.Young 11+6reb+1ast, R.Hashimoto 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183337


Hitachi SR - Toshiba BT 74-86

JBL round 14 most important game was a victory of Toshiba Thunders over one of their biggest challengers Hitachi Sunrockers 86-74 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Toshiba Thunders. Hitachi Sunrockers managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Toshiba Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) replied with 21 points and 9 rebounds and forward Junki Kano (192-88) added 21 points in the effort for Hitachi Sunrockers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toshiba Thunders have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. Toshiba Thunders are looking forward to face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Kano 21+2reb+1ast, J.Smith 21+9reb+2ast, F.Nishimura 13+2reb+3ast, J.Takeuchi 6+7reb+4ast, Y.Mitsuhara 4+1reb, D.Fenn 4+6reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 23+6reb+2ast, N.Tsuji 18+3reb+3ast, M.Diouf 10+6reb+4ast, C.Moss 8+6reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 6+2reb+2ast, S.Kikuchi 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 183336


Hokkaido L. - Toyota Alvark 50-66

The game in Saporro was also quite interesting. Second ranked Toyota Alvark (22-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Hokkaido L. (3-25). Toyota Alvark defeated Hokkaido L. 66-50 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 66-50. Toyota Alvark dominated on the defensive end, holding Hokkaido L. to just 7 points in second quarter. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). The other American import forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tomokazu Abe (180-85) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 22-6 record behind leader Aishin SH. Hokkaido L. lost eighth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 25 lost games. Toyota Alvark will face Tochigi Brex (#6) at home in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Abe 12+7reb+2ast, J.Lewis 9+8reb, T.Klette 8+5reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 8+8reb+3ast, K.Taneichi 6, D.Noguchi 5+5reb
Toyota Alvark: P.Ricci 15+8reb+2ast, T.Shonaka 11+1reb+3ast, K.Matsui 9+1reb, J.Gibbs 8+9reb, K.Takeuchi 8+7reb+1ast, Y.Okada 6+1reb
gschID: 183335


Panasonic T. - Tochigi Brex 81-74

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (8-20) lost to third ranked Panasonic Trians (17-11) in Osaka 74-81 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-18. But Tochigi Brex won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tochigi Brex 43-32 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Jameel Watkins (211-77, college: Georgetown) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. Nigerian-British center Olumide Oyedeji (210-81) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 19 points and 5 assists in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Tochigi Brex's coach Antanas Sireika rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 17-11 record having six points less than leader Aishin SH. Loser Tochigi Brex keeps the sixth place with 20 games lost. Panasonic Trians will face Hitachi Sunrockers (#5) in Tokyo in the next round. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against the league's second-placed Toyota Alvark in Tokyo.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 19+1reb+5ast, O.Oyedeji 16+11reb+1ast, S.Ito 10+1reb, T.Smith 9+6reb, Y.Tabuse 7+2reb+4ast, D.Yamada 6+3reb
Panasonic T.: J.Watkins 21+13reb+3ast, K.Hirose 13+9reb+3ast, K.Kanamaru 12+5reb, H.Kinoshita 11+4reb, T.Onishi 11+10reb+2ast, C.O'Bannon 10+1reb
gschID: 183334


Mitsubishi DD - Aishin SH 63-85

JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (23-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (8-20) in Nagoya 85-63. The game without a history. Aishin Sea Horses led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Mitsubishi Dolphins' 34 and made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Aishin Sea Horses had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) chipped in 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 13 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aishin Sea Horses maintains first position with 23-5 record. Mitsubishi Dolphins lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with 20 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (#8) in Saporro and are hoping to win another game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 18+9reb, K.Igarashi 13+3reb+2ast, J.Uzawa 8+2reb+1ast, M.Rolle 8, S.Kajiyama 6+1reb+2ast, Y.Ueta 5+1reb+1ast
Aishin SH: K.Young 16+2reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 13+13reb+2ast, R.Covile 12+3reb, S.Kitagawa 12+5reb+1ast, S.Kashiwagi 8+4reb+2ast, S.Asayama 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183333


Hitachi SR - Toshiba BT 64-76

Another interesting game for Toshiba Thunders (16-12) which played in Tokyo against one of their biggest challengers Hitachi Sunrockers (15-13). Fifth ranked Toshiba Thunders had an easy win 76-64. The game was mostly controlled by Toshiba Thunders. Hitachi Sunrockers was better in third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toshiba Thunders dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Hitachi Sunrockers' 30. Toshiba Thunders players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. American center Darren Fenn (208-80, college: Canisius, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85, agency: N.E.T.) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Toshiba Thunders have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 13 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Panasonic Trians in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: D.Fenn 11+7reb, J.Kano 9+6reb, T.Watanabe 9+2reb, J.Takeuchi 7+7reb+3ast, J.Smith 6+5reb+3ast, F.Nishimura 6+1reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 22+10reb+4ast, T.Kurihara 14+2reb, C.Moss 10+6reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 8+3reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 6+3reb+2ast, Y.Kagami 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 183332


Hokkaido L. - Toyota Alvark 59-70

Very predictable result when second ranked Toyota Alvark (22-6) won against bottom-ranked Hokkaido L. (3-25) in Saporro 70-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hokkaido L. 44-29 including 33 on the defensive glass. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) added 17 points and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 22-6 record behind leader Aishin SH. Hokkaido L. lost eighth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 25 lost games. Toyota Alvark will face Tochigi Brex (#6) at home in the next round. Hokkaido L. will play against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 17+2reb+4ast, J.Lewis 15+9reb+3ast, T.Klette 7+5reb+2ast, J.Kurino-Dews 4+1reb, K.Taneichi 4+1reb+1ast, T.Abe 4+5reb+3ast
Toyota Alvark: K.Takeuchi 15+10reb, K.Matsui 14+3reb+2ast, P.Ricci 10+12reb, J.Gibbs 9+9reb, T.Ito 7+4reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 183331



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  JORDAN   

Standings - Premier League

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 0-0 
 2. Al Wehdat 0-0 
 3. ASU 0-0 
 4. Ghazat Hash. 0-0 
 5. Ittihad Schools 0-0 
 6. Kofer Yoba 0-0 
 7. Kulliyeh 0-0 
 8. Orthodox 0-0 


Sakakini is back at Al Riyadi - by Eurobasket

Al Riyadi Amman (Premier League) signed 25-year old Palestinian ex-international center Sani Sakakini (204-100kg-88). Its actually his comeback to Al Riyadi Amman as he played here before. Sakakini played last season at Qingdao Double Star Eagles in Chinese CBA league, which is considered top league in Asia. In 31 games last year he had 10.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team made it to the Jordanian Cup final in 2009 and 2011. Sakakini was also voted Asia-Basket.com All-Jordanian League 1st Team back in 2010. He represented Palestine at the WABA Club Championships two years ago.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Austin Johnson agreed terms with ASU Sports Club, ex Amchit - by Eurobasket

ASU Sports Club (Premier League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Austin Johnson (191-85kg-87, college: Oklahoma, agency: Edge Sports). He played most recently at Amchit in Lebanese Division A. In 5 games this season he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.2apg and 4.0spg. The last season Johnson played at Al Moutahed (Division A) in Lebanon. In 26 games last year he averaged impressive 21.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.8apg (top 2) and 2.7spg (leader !!!). He played also 6 games in WABA League, where he averaged 23.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.7apg. Great season indeed as he was awarded PMA Basketball Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2011.
Johnson has played also professionally in Switzerland (BBC Nyon).
He attended University of Oklahoma until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Lanky guard who boasts an 80-inch wingspan.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Orthodox signs Scott Rodgers, ex La Union - by Eurobasket

Orthodox Amman (Premier League) signed American guard Scott Rodgers (191, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management). He just played at La Union in Argentinian TNA league. The last season Rodgers played at Los Leones (Liga Nacional) in Chilean league. A very impressive season as he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Forward of the Year, named to All-Imports Team and named to 2nd Team.
He ended 2010-11 season at Asociacion Espanola (TNA) in Argentina. In 12 games that season he had very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg. But the most of that year Rodgers spent at Regatas Corrientes (LigaA) in Argentinian league. In 20 games he recorded 4.7ppg.
His team made it to the CAA Tournament Semifinals in 2007.
Rodgers has played previously professionally in Mexico (Ostioneros de Guaymas) and Chile (Universidad Catolica).
He graduated from Drexel University in 2009 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  KOSOVO   


KB Bashkimi Prizren Bring in Mark Dawson - by Surujh Roopnarine

KB Bashkimi Prizren have decided tp part ways with recently signed big man Olasumbo Atoyebi (203-C/F-87, college: Elon) and have signed Mark Dawson (206-F/C-83, college: Long Beach St.) as his replacement.
Mark Dawson, 29-year old power forward/center out of Long Beach State. The 6-9 Dawson has a well-traveled career, playing professionally in Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, China, Lebanon, Greece, Cyprus and Israel as well as several US minor leagues. Last season he split his time between Lebanon and Israel where he played for Anibal Zahle and Ironi Kiryat Ata respectively.
Olasumbo Atoyebi was brought in for evaluation last week but did not meet the club's requirements. The 6-8 forward/center out of Elon had already played this season in Lithuania and Spain.



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  LATVIA   

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Barons kvartals 13-7 
 2. Valmiera 13-8 
 3. Jekabpils 13-8 
 4. Ventspils 11-1 
 5. VEF Riga 10-1 
 6. Jelgava 10-10 
 7. Jurmala 9-12 
 8. LU 8-14 
 9. Liepaja 7-15 
 10. Turiba 7-15 
 11. U18 1-11 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 2: Jelgava - Turiba 87-80
Feb. 3: LU - Valmiera 83-93
Feb. 2: Liepaja - Ventspils 67-107
Feb. 4: U18 - Barons kvartals


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Maris GULBIS
  Barons k.
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Gulbis, Barons k.19.6 
 2. Peiners, LU19.5 
 3. Hill jr., Jekabpils16.7 
 4. O''Brien, Jekabpils16.5 
 5. Berzins, Valmiera15.5 
 6. Brown, Jurmala14.1 
 7. Apsitis, Turiba14.1 
 8. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.14.0 
 9. Ozols, Jurmala13.9 
 10. Rudmiezis, Turiba13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todd O''BRIEN
  Jekabpils
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.0 
 2. Dargais, LU8.3 
 3. Butjankovs, Valmi.8.2 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.8.2 
 5. Mednis, Jurmala7.6 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava7.5 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera7.2 
 8. Gulbis, Barons k.6.3 
 9. Ziedins, Valmiera6.2 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Raimonds GABRANS
  Valmiera
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Gabrans, Valmiera4.2 
 2. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.9 
 3. Sims, Ventspils3.8 
 4. Bergmanis, Barons3.5 
 5. Metra, Barons k.3.5 
 6. Miezis, Barons k.3.2 
 7. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 8. Kanbergs, Jelgava3.1 
 9. Plavnieks, U183.0 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Peiners, LU1.8 
 2. Brown, Jurmala1.8 
 3. Miezis, Barons k.1.7 
 4. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 5. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.5 
 7. Ate, Liepaja1.5 
 8. Virsis, Jekabpils1.5 
 9. Sims, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Jakovics, Liepaja1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Barons k.
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rozitis, Barons k.1.6 
 2. Meiers, Ventspils1.3 
 3. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.1.0 
 4. Ziedins, Valmiera1.0 
 5. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 7. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.8 
 8. Leiteris, Liepaja0.7 
 9. Mednis, Jurmala0.7 
 10. Chamberlain, Jelg.0.6 


Latvia U16 starts the International Tournament - by Eurobasket News

Latvia U16 starts the International Tournament in Turkey. In Day 1 Latvia U16 surprised the hosts 79:74. Both teams nailed 19 points in the first period and then Latvia grabbed a 4-point lead at the halftime due to 15-11 in the second frame. Moreover the guests won the third period 22-20, while Turkey finished the game with 24-23 rally. Arturs Strautins (192-G-98) and Dzeiks-Eduards Krumins (186-G-97) top-scored for the winners with 20 points each, while Zigmars Raimo (190-PF-97) notched 16. Renars Birkans (180-PG-97) added 12 to follow the leaders of his team. Furkan Korkmaz replied with 19 points in the losing effort and Mert Basdan had 15.
In Day 2 Sweden U16 won over Latvia U16 58:53. The latter opened the game with 22-18 and added 10-8 in the second frame. The Scandinavian team however dominated the second half and posted two necessary victories for the final success. Samuel Berkelund paced all the winners with 23 points and Craig Lecesne Jr had 10. Tobias Sjoberg (201-C-97) notched 8 and Tobias Sjoberg added 7. Arturs Strautins answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Dzeiks-Eduards Krumins had 9.



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  LEBANON   


Austin Johnson agreed terms with ASU Sports Club, ex Amchit - by Eurobasket

ASU Sports Club (Premier League) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American guard Austin Johnson (191-85kg-87, college: Oklahoma, agency: Edge Sports). He played most recently at Amchit in Lebanese Division A. In 5 games this season he recorded very impressive stats: 18.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.2apg and 4.0spg. The last season Johnson played at Al Moutahed (Division A) in Lebanon. In 26 games last year he averaged impressive 21.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.8apg (top 2) and 2.7spg (leader !!!). He played also 6 games in WABA League, where he averaged 23.2ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.7apg. Great season indeed as he was awarded PMA Basketball Asia-Basket.com All-Lebanese League Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
His team made it to the League Semifinals in 2011.
Johnson has played also professionally in Switzerland (BBC Nyon).
He attended University of Oklahoma until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Lanky guard who boasts an 80-inch wingspan.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  LIGA AMERICAS   

Standings

Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Lanus 2-1 
 2. Osos 2-1 
 3. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 4. Estrellas Or. 0-3 
Group B
 1. Brasilia 0-0 
 2. Estrellas 0-0 
 3. Flamengo 0-0 
 4. Fuerza Regia 0-0 
Group C
 1. Arecibo 0-0 
 2. Mavort 0-0 
 3. Pioneros 0-0 
 4. S.Jose/Unimed 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 3

Feb. 3: Osos - Lanus 84-78
Feb. 3: Pinheiros/Sky - Estrellas Or. 121-70

Regular Season: Round 4

Feb. 8: Flamengo - Brasilia
Feb. 8: Estrellas - Fuerza Regia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Shamell STALLWORTH
  Pinhei.
  (195-SG-80)
  Avg: 23
 1. Stallworth, Pinhei.23.0 
 2. Smith, Pinheiro.22.7 
 3. Pedroza, Osos17.7 
 4. Allen, Osos17.3 
 5. Gainous, Osos16.7 
 6. Turley, Osos15.3 
 7. Battle, Lanus14.7 
 8. Dornelles, Pinhei.13.0 
 9. Rogers, Estrella.12.5 
 10. Ferreira, Pinheir.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mineiro FERREIRA
  Pinheiro.
  (208-C/F-88)
  Avg: 9
 1. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.0 
 2. Battle, Lanus7.7 
 3. Colmenares, Estrel.7.5 
 4. Rogers, Estrella.7.5 
 5. Turley, Osos7.3 
 6. Araujo, Pinheiro.7.0 
 7. Gainous, Osos6.7 
 8. Allen, Osos5.3 
 9. McFarlan, Lanus4.7 
 10. Pedroza, Osos4.7 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Osos
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Allen, Osos8.7 
 2. Smith, Pinheiro.6.3 
 3. Laprovittola, Lanus5.7 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.4.0 
 5. Penna, Pinheiro.2.7 
 6. Turley, Osos2.7 
 7. Schattmann, Lanus2.7 
 8. Boccia, Lanus2.7