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  ABA   



Vandals and Giants advance to ABA Final - by Gianni Pascucci

On thursday, April 11th evening, the ABA Championship Semifinals were played at the North Florida Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
Game 1 between tthe North Dallas Vandals and the South Carolina Warriors was a true battle. A great game with Nort Dallas going ahead by 20 points in the first half and then down by 12 in the final quarter only to come back to win. the final score was North Dallas Vandals 113 - South Carolina Warriors 110 and the Vandals claimed the ticked to the Final Series.
Game 2 was disappointing, simply because only seven players from Colorado were able to fly to Florida due to the snowstorm and plane cancellations there. Against a very strong Jacksonville Giants team, the Kings were at a severe disadvantage and before the game there were discussons relating to playing later, rescheduling, changing formats, and others. Unfortunately, changes were something the ABA league could not do at this point of the sason, and the game was played as scheduled. Host team Jacksonville took and easy win over the Colorado Kings, 117-94, and tonight will meet the Vandals in Game 1 of the best of three ABA Final Series



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Milan Gurovic: "We will win everything this season" - by Rado Markovic Hribernik

Former Yugoslavian and Serbian national team member Milan Gurovic , who is now an assistant coach at Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd, is quite optimistic less than 2 weeks ahead of the big event, Adriatic league final four, which will take place in Laktasi near Banja Luka.

In a statement, given for Serbian website zurnal.rs, he considers the odds for his team to win the tournament more than favourable, although BC Igokea Aleksandrovac, the winning team of the regular season, are the hosts: "We will win everything. We have a quality team, which of course doesn't mean that our rivals are weak. It's simply that I believe in the work of coach Vlada Vukoicic and club management. We have a huge motivation for qualifying for Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season. We do not lack the will to succeed. In the end, who wouldn't want to win ABA league and play against giants like Barcelona, Real and others next season?"

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Beograd have already won the Serbian national cup title this season and finished 2nd in Adriatic league regular season. If they manage to win ABA league, this will be their 2nd trophy this season with only Serbian domestic league remaining.

Besides that, many people believe that they have already secured a spot in Euroleague for the next season, as Jordi Bertomeu and Adriatic league management clearly indicated several times by now that they don't want BC Igokea Aleksandrovac and Radnicki Kragujevac, which are besides Belgrade giants Zvezda and BC Partizan MT:S Beograd the other participants of the final four, in the elite European club competition.




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  ARGENTINA   

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.19.1 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 4. Jackson, GECR I.17.6 
 5. Lewis, Marinos16.6 
 6. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.2 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.0 
 8. Lytch, Argentino15.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol15.1 
 10. Pau, Olimpico LB14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.10.8 
 2. Phillip, Quebradil.10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.1 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.3 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 8. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Libertad.6.9 
 10. Mata, Penarol6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.4 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 8. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 10. Treise, Libertad3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.4 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, Marinos1.7 
 5. Washam, Regatas C.1.5 
 6. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 7. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 8. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 9. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 10. Laprovittola, Lan.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Olimpico.
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Olimpico.1.7 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 5. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 6. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Weigand, Argentino0.8 
 9. Espinoza, Obras0.8 
 10. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 


Liga Americas: Pinheiros/Sky edge Lanus to win the title - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky - Lanus 82:66

Pinheiros/Sky ensured the Liga Americas title. The Brazilian team recorded the second straight win in the tournament beating Lanus and claimed the title with one round left at the Final Four stage. Marcio Dornelles (194-SF-75) stepped up with 21 points for the winners.
Lanus eked out a 16:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The Brazilian team surged ahead in the second quarter. Pinheiros/Sky went on a 19:14 run to secure a 34:30 halftime lead. Lanus stayed close throughout the third frame. The Argentinean team trailed by just 3 points heading into the fourth frame. But Pinheiros/Sky shocked their opponents in the fourth stanza. The Brazilian side went on a 27:14 spurt to seal the win at the end. With the victory of Capitanes de Arecibo in the latter game of the day Pinheiros/Sky became the 2013 Liga Americas champions! Mineiro Ferreira (208-C/F-88) scored 20 points and pulled down 9 rebounds, while Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) added 13 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for the winners. Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) answered with 18 points for Lanus. Robert Battle (204-C-81, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Drexel) had 14 points in the losing effort.

Pinheiros/Sky: Marcio Dornelles 21, Mineiro Ferreira 20, Shamell Stallworth 13
Lanus: Adrian Boccia 18, Robert Battle 14



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1 Satria Muda 12-4 
 2 Petron Blaze 11-3 
 3 KL Dragons 9-7 
 4 Thailand S. 6-10 
 5 Singapore S. 5-11 
 6 Saigon H. 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Apr. 12: KL Dragons - Satria Muda 80-79
Apr. 13: Petron Blaze - Singapore S. 80-69
Apr. 10: Thailand S. - Satria Muda 74-83

Regular Season: Round 15

Apr. 17: Saigon H. - Petron Blaze
Apr. 19: Petron Blaze - KL Dragons
Apr. 21: Thailand S. - Singapore S.


ASEAN League round 14 best performance: Justin Melton - by Eurobasket News

American-Filipino guard Justin Melton (180-G-86) had a great game in the last round for KL Dragons, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Satria Muda (#1, 12-4) 80-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. KL Dragons maintains the 3rd position in ASEAN League . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. KL Dragons will need more victories to improve their 9-7 record. Melton just recently signed at KL Dragons, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Mount Olive College star has very solid stats this year. Melton is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 4.0apg) and averages impressive 2.2spg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of league's leader Satria Muda. Daniels had a very good evening with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Satria Muda cruised to a 83-74 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Thailand S. (#4, 6-10). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Satria Muda consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 12-4 record. Daniels is a newcomer at Satria Muda, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.4ppg (#7). He also registered 11.9 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) of Thailand S. (#4). Baguion scored 17 points and passed seven assists. Despite Baguion's great performance Thailand S. lost 74-83 to #1 ranked Satria Muda. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Thailand S. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Baguion could try to bring Thailand S.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Baguion has individually a great season in ASEAN League. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 9.9apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Steve Thomas (204-C/F-81) of Satria Muda - 13 points and 15 rebounds
5. Mario Wuysang (176-PG-79) of Satria Muda - 23 points and 2 rebounds
6. Donald Dulay (173-G-80) of Singapore S. - 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Steve Thomas (204-C/F-81) of Satria Muda - 6 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Petron Blaze - 9 points, 14 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)



Round 14: #1 Satria Muda is defeated by KL Dragons - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Indonesian Satria Muda (12-4) in Kuala Lumpur on Friday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (9-7) 80-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Satria Muda. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 29-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. KL Dragons forced 19 Satria Muda turnovers. American-Filipino guard Justin Melton (180-86, college: Mount Olive) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American center Marcus Hubbard (206-83, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. KL Dragons maintains third position with 9-7 record having just three points less than leader Satria Muda. Satria Muda at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. KL Dragons are looking forward to face league's second-placed Petron Blaze in Manila in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Satria Muda will have a break next round.
Very significant was Indonesian Satria Muda's (#1, 12-4) victory against 4th ranked Thailand Thailand Slammers (6-10) 83-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Thailand Slammers. American power forward Steve Thomas (204-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead the effort and Chris Daniels supported him with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Even 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals by Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-80) did not help to save the game for Thailand Slammers. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satria Muda (12-4) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Thailand Slammers at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Thailand Slammers will play at home against Singapore Slingers (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Second ranked Filipino Petron Blaze (11-3) beat at home 5th ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (5-11) by 11 points 80-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Pauliasi Taulava who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Phillip Aaron Morrison produced 28 points for the guests. Petron Blaze have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader Satria Muda. Loser Singapore Slingers keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Petron Blaze will meet at home KL Dragons (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Singapore Slingers will play against Thailand Slammers in Bangkok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Petron Blaze - Singapore S. 80-69

Second ranked Filipino Petron Blaze (11-3) beat at home 5th ranked Singapore Singapore Slingers (5-11) by 11 points 80-69, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Petron Blaze dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Singapore Slingers' 40. They outrebounded Singapore Slingers 44-28 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was center Pauliasi Taulava (208-73) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) chipped in 9 points and 14 rebounds. Vietnamese Phillip Aaron Morrison produced 28 points and American power forward Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-84, college: UALR) added 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Petron Blaze have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-3 record behind leader Satria Muda. Loser Singapore Slingers keep the fifth place with 11 games lost. Petron Blaze will meet at home KL Dragons (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Singapore Slingers will play against Thailand Slammers in Bangkok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Petron Blaze: C.Banchero 19+2reb+3ast, P.Taulava 15+10reb+3ast, H.Thiele 11+4reb, R.Rizada 9+3reb+2ast, B.Williams 9+14reb+3ast, L.Avenido 6+2reb+1ast
Singapore S.: P.Aaron Morrison 28+2ast, R.Jones-Jennings 13+11reb+5ast, D.Dulay 8+11reb+4ast, M.Folkoff 7+3reb+3ast, Q.Wu 5+1reb+1ast, S.Cabatu 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 229719


KL Dragons - Satria Muda 80-79

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Indonesian Satria Muda (12-4) in Kuala Lumpur on Friday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Malaysian KL Dragons (9-7) 80-79. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Satria Muda. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 29-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. KL Dragons forced 19 Satria Muda turnovers. American-Filipino guard Justin Melton (180-86, college: Mount Olive) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American center Marcus Hubbard (206-83, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four KL Dragons players scored in double figures. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Mario Wuysang (176-79) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. KL Dragons maintains third position with 9-7 record having just three points less than leader Satria Muda. Satria Muda at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. KL Dragons are looking forward to face league's second-placed Petron Blaze in Manila in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Satria Muda will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
KL Dragons: J.Melton 17+12reb+6ast, M.Tautuaa 16+4reb+2ast, M.Hubbard 14+11reb+1ast, G.Edwards 14+8reb, S.Kuppusamy 9+2reb+1ast, A.Siefain 6+2reb+1ast
Satria Muda: M.Wuysang 20+5reb+1ast, J.Smith 17+4reb+2ast, C.Daniels 13+15reb+5ast, A.Prihantono 8+1reb, J.Canada 7+2reb+2ast, S.Thomas 6+15reb+3ast
gschID: 229718


Thailand S. - Satria Muda 74-83

Very significant was Indonesian Satria Muda's (#1, 12-4) victory against 4th ranked Thailand Thailand Slammers (6-10) 83-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Thailand Slammers. The guests were already 19 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 27-17 Thailand Slammers' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-74 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Thailand Slammers 34-21 including 16 on the offensive glass. American power forward Steve Thomas (204-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia) supported him with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Even 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals by Filipino guard Froilan Baguion (170-80) did not help to save the game for Thailand Slammers. Rwandan-American forward Darrius Brannon (206-83, college: Houston) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Five Satria Muda and four Thailand Slammers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Satria Muda (12-4) have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Thailand Slammers at the other side keep the fourth place with ten games lost. Satria Muda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Thailand Slammers will play at home against Singapore Slingers (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: M.Wuysang 23+2reb+1ast, S.Thomas 13+15reb+1ast, C.Daniels 11+10reb+6ast, J.Smith 11+1reb+3ast, C.Ronaldo Sitepu 10+3reb+4ast, A.Prihantono 8+2reb
Thailand S.: F.Baguion 17+2reb+7ast, D.Brannon 12+5reb+2ast, K.Samerjai 11+2reb+4ast, S.Ghogar 10+8reb, W.Dawsom 9+1reb, W.Tongsri 5
gschID: 229717



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  AUSTRALIA   

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Madgen, Kings18.2 
 2. Flynn, Charlotte B.17.4 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles16.9 
 4. Deleon, Hawks16.4 
 5. Johnson, 36ers16.2 
 6. Wilson, Taipans15.3 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats15.2 
 8. Goulding, Tigers15.0 
 9. Jackson, Breakers14.6 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel JOHNSON
  36ers
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, 36ers8.1 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles8.0 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.6 
 4. Pledger, Breakers7.3 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.2 
 6. Lazare, Kings7.2 
 7. Davidson, Hawks6.6 
 8. Tragardh, Taipans6.4 
 9. Scott, Humacao6.3 
 10. Forman, Hawks6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.9 
 2. Flynn, Charlotte B.5.9 
 3. Gibson, 36ers4.9 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles4.3 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.2 
 8. Bruce, Kings3.1 
 9. Deleon, Hawks3.1 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 3. Carter, Wildcats1.4 
 4. Gliddon, Taipans1.4 
 5. Deleon, Hawks1.3 
 6. Ervin, Crocodiles1.1 
 7. Martin, Hawks1.1 
 8. Henry, Kings1.1 
 9. Boucher, Breakers1.0 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.5 
 2. Nevill, Crocodiles1.2 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers0.9 
 4. Scott, Humacao0.7 
 5. Hinder, Crocodiles0.7 
 6. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 7. Abercrombie, Break.0.7 
 8. Forman, Hawks0.7 
 9. Blanchfield, Croco.0.7 
 10. Edwards, Taipans0.6 


Congratulations Jarrad Prue (250 Games) & Kaye Tucker (300 Games) - by Eurobasket News

Rockingham Flames forward Kaye Tucker (182-F-83) tonight will play game number 300 when she hits the court at Belmont Oasis as the Rockingham Flames visit the Perth Redbacks.

Tucker, a current squad member of the West Coast Waves, is in her 15th season of SBL action and is a former SBL MVP, having claimed the honours in 2010.

11 of her 15 seasons have been with the Rockingham Flames, with her other four seasons being for rivals Mandurah Magic (2004-2007).

The veteran forward has played in three Grand Finals, including leading the Flames to their first ever Grand Final last year, but is yet to taste victory.

Lakeside rebounding machine Jarrad Prue will line up for his 250th game on Sunday against the Flames.

Having won numerous rebounding titles, Prue also has played in four Grand Finals with the Lightning, including two premierships.

Impressively, Prue averages 17.3 rebounds per game over his 11 seasons in the league.

Other than nine games for Willetton in 2005, Prue has spent ten seasons and 239 games with the Lightning and Head Coach Andy Stewart.

The SBL congratulates both Kaye and Jarrad on their achievements and wishes them the best of luck in their milestone games.
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



SBL: Eagles down Nevill's Suns (Saturday night wrap) - by Eurobasket News

The People's Choice Eagles spoiled Luke Nevill's homecoming on Saturday night for the Kalamunda Eastern Suns on a big evening of SBL action.

Nevill made his first appearance for the Eastern Suns and had 29 points and nine rebounds, but it wasnt enough as the Eagles ran out 126-94 winners on the back of 18 points from Tom Jervis, 17 from Drew Williamson (196-G/F-83, college: Metro St.), 16 from Austin Kisselev (195-F-90) and 14 from Jarrod Balcombe.

The 7'1 giant Nevill has just recently completed his NBL season with the Townsville Crocodiles following spending last season with the Perth Wildcats and the one before that with the Melbourne Tigers before he headed off to Russia.

The WA-product will likely head over to the NBA Summer League once again in the Australian winter so keeping in form and shape in the SBL playing with the Eastern Suns is something he is taking seriously.

Even though he couldnt lead the so far winless Kalamunda to victory on Saturday night, there's no doubt he will be a force to be reckoned with now until the end of the SBL season.

In other results, the Lakeside Lightning thumped the Sun City Plumbing Geraldton Buccaneers 121-93. Ben Beran scored 25 points for the Lightning, Justin Cecil 23 and Jesse Dixon 20. Darrel Morgan also had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Aaron Ralph top-scored for the Buccaneers with 27 points and seven rebounds. Mark Heron also scored 15 points, Robert Kampmann 13 and Matt Wunderberg 11.

The BOQ Perth Redbacks downed the Rockingham Flames on the back of 33 points from Melbourne Tigers swingman Bennie Lewis. He also had six rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks.

Former Perth Wildcats big man Justin Brown scored 28 points for the Redbacks to go with 16 rebounds and five assists with Joel Wagner adding 15 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, and Michael Vigor 13 points, 13 boards and three blocks.

Cooper Land (203-F-88, college: Wright St.) hit 34 points for the Flames to go with 16 rebounds and four assists. Trent Gerovich added 16 points, Steven Bennett 13 and Travis Moore 13 and 12 boards.

The Stirling Senators stormed home to beat the Southlands Boulevarde Willetton Tigers 107-103 in a thriller with Josh Throns scoring 28 points and pulling in nine rebounds. Caleb Davis and Jordan Wild both added 25 points each and Ryan Woodbury 15.

Brandon Adams hit 32 points and pulled in 11 boards for the Tigers. Quinn McDowell had 25 points and Kyle Armour 21.

The Mandurah Magic beat the Silver Lake Resources Goldfields Giants 105-97. Taylor Mullenax scored 35 points and raked in 12 rebounds for the Magic with Taylor Land hitting 19 points, Aaron Trahair 19 and Rhett Della Maddalena 14.

Markhuri Sanders-Frison hit 30 points and pulled in 15 rebounds and dished out six assists for the Giants. Steven Weingarten added 28 points and 12 boards, and Lordan Franich 19 points, six boards and six assists.

The Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers beat the defending champion Cockburn Cougars 85-76 with Jamahr Warren scoring 24 points for South West, Clive Weeden 12, Ty Harrelson 12, Wade Hitchcock 11 and Trent Worthington 10.

For Cockburn, Wildcats development player Damien Scott scored 26 points and pulled in 10 rebounds with Gavin Field scoring 23 points and collecting 17 boards.

And then in the battle of the heavyweights, the Shawn Dennis-coached Perry Lakes Hawks beat the Australian Belt Scrapers Wanneroo Wolves 95-86.

Michael Lay top-scored for Perry Lakes with 30 points with Adrian Majstrovich finishing with 23 points and 19 rebounds. Ben Purser also had 15 points and five rebounds.

Damian Matacz had 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves with Trian Iliadis adding 15 points and Rob Huntington 10.

In women's SBL action, the Kalamunda Eastern Suns beat the Toll Ipec Eagles 72-55. Melissa Moyle scored 14 points for Kalamunda, Chelsea Armstrong 11 and Rachel Muenggenborg 11. Nicole Jorre St Jorre had 14 points for the Eagles and Amy Chinnery 10.

The Rockingham Flames downed the BOQ Perth Redbacks 72-62 with Kaye Tucker outstanding with 28 points. Courtney Hargreaves added 15 points and Samantha Whitcombe 13. Rachel Lisch scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds for the Redbacks with Marita Payne adding 12 points.

The Cockburn Cougars were too good for the Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers 66-54 with Emma Pass leading the way for Cockburn with 20 points. Stephanie Jones also had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Kimberly Sitzmann had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Slammers.

Wanneroo beat Perry Lakes 73-52 with Shani Amos hitting 18 points and Casey Lockwood 14. Gabriella Clayton had 15 points for the Hawks and Belinda Mayger 13.

Melissa Marsh scored 21 points to lead the Southlands Boulevarde Willetton Tigers to a 78-65 win against the Stirling Senators. Lisa Wallburton and Antonia Edmondson added 18 points each. Amber Land hit 18 points for the Senators with Lyndal Gardner adding 15 points and Taylor Lilley 14.

Article by Chris Pike
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



SBL: Tigers dunk Slammers (Friday night wrap) - by Eurobasket News

The Southlands Boulevarde Willetton Tigers men's and women's teams both put in impressive performances to beat the Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers in the only SBL matches played on Friday night.

With the Perry Lakes Hawks-Stirling Senators fixtures rescheduled so as not to clash with the Perth Wildcats NBL grand final at the Perth Arena against the Perth Wildcats, the Tigers' clashes with the Slammers occupied the SBL limelight on Friday night.

The Slammers never quite went away in the men's contest, but the Tigers always appeared to have the answers throughout the night ending up winning 111-98.

Brandon Adams finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers while Quinn McDowell (198-G/F, college: William & Mary) had 25 and seven, and Wildcats development players Kyle Armour 24 points on an efficient 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc.

Slammers player-coach Ty Harrelson was superb for his team with 34 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Clive Weeden (205-C-87, college: Dartmouth) added 18 points, Jamahr Warren 15 and Trent Worthington 12 to go with 12 boars.

It was a nail-biter between the women's sides with the defending champion Slammers getting off to a fast start and still leading 43-35 at half-time. That advantage was still six by three quarter-time, but the Tigers had an impressive last quarter and did enough to send the game into overtime.

While in the extra period, it was Willetton who prevailed with nine points to five to come away 74-70 winners. Shooting was far from a highlight of the night, though, with the Tigers hitting just 28-of-88 from the field at 32 per cent and 1-of-16 from three-point territory at six per cent.

The Slammers managed just 21-of-72 from the field at 29 per cent and 2-of-15 from three-point land at 13 per cent.

Lisa Walburton finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Tigers while Antonia Edmondson added 16 and eight. Ella Kennedy also pulled in 11 boards as Willetton dominated the glass 64-40 for the night.

Kimberly Sitzmann scored a game-high 31 points for the Slammers while also collecting 10 boards and dishing out four assists. Lauren Jeffers scored 16 points and Zoe Harper 10 to go with her nine rebounds.

Article by Chris Pike
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



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  AUSTRIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell HINSON
  Oberwart
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Hinson, Oberwart20.8 
 2. Tiedeman, Wels19.7 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.6 
 4. Boxley, Oberwart19.4 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld19.0 
 6. Dale, UBSC G.17.5 
 7. Kovacevic, St.Po.17.3 
 8. Chaney, Oberwart17.2 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.2 
 10. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  BC Vienna
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Pearson, BC Vienna9.2 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.2 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.1 
 4. Washington, Wels7.8 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart7.3 
 6. Boxley, Oberwart7.0 
 7. Cresnar, Furstenf.6.9 
 8. Spasojevic, Arkadia6.9 
 9. Speiser, St.Polten6.8 
 10. Kohlmaier, St.Pol.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna5.8 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg5.1 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.4.5 
 5. Tiedeman, Wels4.1 
 6. Stazic, BC Vienna4.0 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.8 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna3.7 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.3.5 
 10. O''Neal, Furstenfe.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.4 
 2. Hinson, Oberwart1.8 
 3. Ray, BC Vienna1.8 
 4. Gonzalvez, Wels1.6 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden1.5 
 6. Boylan, BC Vienna1.5 
 7. Chaney, Oberwart1.4 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.3 
 9. Dale, UBSC G.1.3 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.2 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 3. Bortolin, Arkadia1.0 
 4. Gant, Oberwart0.9 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden0.9 
 6. Washington, Wels0.8 
 7. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.6 
 8. Pearson, BC Vienna0.6 
 9. Nelson, Kapfenberg0.6 
 10. Boxley, Oberwart0.6 



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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Eagles
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Rutkauskas, Eagles21.5 
 2. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel20.3 
 3. Konate, Svisloch19.3 
 4. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.6 
 5. Dolenko, Svisloch15.4 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.14.6 
 7. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.3 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon14.1 
 9. Ignatiev, Impuls B.12.1 
 10. Dadukin, Sozh G.11.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Svisloch
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Konate, Svisloch12.5 
 2. Rutkauskas, Eagles10.2 
 3. Dadukin, Sozh G.9.8 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.1 
 5. Plivda, Rubon8.9 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.8.7 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.8.2 
 8. Ignatiev, Impuls B.6.6 
 9. Sharamet, Borisfen6.4 
 10. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.9 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.6 
 2. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 3. Dolenko, Svisloch4.8 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.8 
 5. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.4.4 
 6. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.4.0 
 7. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.2 
 8. Korzh, Grodno-933.0 
 9. Kryukov, Borisfen3.0 
 10. Tatur, Borisfen3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Akulich, Rubon2.9 
 2. Konate, Svisloch2.5 
 3. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 4. Charykau, Sozh G.2.4 
 5. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.2.3 
 6. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.2 
 7. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.1 
 8. Malkov, Grodno-932.0 
 9. Indrikov, Rubon2.0 
 10. Dadukin, Sozh G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yaraslau KURAPAU
  Tsmoki.
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 2. Aheyenka, Borisfen0.0 
 3. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 4. Volodkin, Impuls B.0.0 
 5. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 6. Vasilevich, Grodno.0.0 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 8. Usovich, Borisfen0.0 
 9. Korneenkov, Svisl.0.0 
 10. Syrovatko, Grodn.0.0 



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 17-7 
 2. Spirou 15-8 
 3. M.Hainaut 15-9 
 4. Aalstar 15-9 
 5. Antwerp 14-10 
 6. Leuven 8-15 
 7. Liege 7-17 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 4-20 

Regular Season: Round 24

Apr. 13: Aalstar - Leuven 91-62
Apr. 13: Antwerp - Verviers-Pep. 82-42
Apr. 12: Oostende - Spirou 80-79
Apr. 12: M.Hainaut - Liege 74-60

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 18: Liege - Verviers-Pep.
Apr. 19: Leuven - Oostende
Apr. 20: M.Hainaut - Aalstar
Apr. 20: Antwerp - Spirou


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar18.4 
 3. Randle, Spirou18.1 
 4. Thompson, Aalstar18.0 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende17.1 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.5 
 8. Robinson, Leuven15.5 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.5 
 10. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.9.7 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut6.7 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende6.5 
 4. Wright, Oostende6.3 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.2 
 6. Mukubu, Liege6.2 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar6.1 
 8. Thondique, Antwerp6.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut6.0 
 10. Aleksandrov, Assi.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Krka
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Krka5.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven5.0 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.4 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.2 
 5. Randle, Spirou4.1 
 6. Thompson, Aalstar3.8 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.7 
 8. Raivio, Aalstar3.6 
 9. Walsh, Brose Bask.3.5 
 10. Black, Antwerp3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.6 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 6. Black, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 8. Randle, Spirou1.7 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege1.6 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.1 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende1.1 
 4. Ferguson, Verviers.1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Williamson, Liege0.7 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Aska, Leuven0.5 


Cage's 15 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Justin Cage (198-F-85, agency: Priority Sports) had a great game in the last round for M.Hainaut and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
He had the game-high 15 points adding nine rebounds for M.Hainaut in his team's victory, helping them to beat Liege (#7, 7-17) 74-60. M.Hainaut maintains the 3rd position in Belgian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. M.Hainaut will need more victories to improve their 15-9 record. In the team's last game Cage had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at M.Hainaut, through which he has constantly improved. Justin Cage averages this season 11.7ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Jerome Randle (178-PG-87) of league's second-best Spirou. He is American guard in his first season at Spirou. In the last game Randle recorded impressive 22 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Spirou was edged by slightly higher-ranked Oostende (#1, 17-7) 80-79. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Spirou still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 15-8 record is not bad at all. Randle is one of the most experienced players at Spirou and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.8ppg (#4). He also recorded 4.0 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Bryan Hopkins (183-PG-83) of Antwerp (#5). Hopkins scored 17 points. He was a key player of Antwerp, leading his team to a 82-42 easy win against the lower-ranked Verviers-Pep. (#8, 4-20). Antwerp needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 14 victories and 10 lost games. Hopkins has a very solid season. In 21 games in Belgium he scored 14.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Ferguson (206-C-89) of Verviers-Pep. - 14 points and 6 rebounds
5. Christopher Young (206-F/C-79) of Aalstar - 13 points and 5 rebounds
6. Derek Raivio (190-SG-84) of Aalstar - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Niels Marnegrave (191-PG-87) of Leuven - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80) of Oostende - 14 points and 3 rebounds
9. Jean-Marc Mwema (195-F-89) of Antwerp - 15 points and 5 rebounds
10. Josh Bostic (196-F-87) of M.Hainaut - 19 points and 8 rebounds

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



Ethias League Round 24: Base Oostende beats Spirou Charleroi by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

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

The most exciting game of round 24 in the Ethias League took place in Oostende. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Spirou Charleroi (15-8) to first ranked Base Oostende (17-7) 80-79 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Spirou Charleroi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who saved his team from a defeat with 19 points. Serbian-Montenegrin guard Dusan Djordjevic (195-83, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) replied with 22 points and 5 assists for Spirou Charleroi. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Base Oostende have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-7 record. Spirou Charleroi at the other side keeps the second place with eight games lost. Base Oostende are looking forward to face Leuven Bears (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Spirou Charleroi will play against Antwerp Giants (#5) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game between fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (14-10) and 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (4-20) in Antwerp ended with biggest points difference. Antwerp Giants outscored guests from Verviers 82-42. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Bryan Hopkins (183-83, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 steals and Jean-Marc Mwema who added 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Chris Ferguson (206-89, college: Mid-Continent) with 14 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Antwerp Giants have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 14-10 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost sixth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 20 lost games. Antwerp Giants will play against league's second-placed Spirou Charleroi at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Liege Basket (#7) in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 24 Leuven was smashed by Aalstar on the road 91-62. M.Hainaut won against Liege on its own court 74-60.


Aalstar - Leuven 91-62

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Okapi Aalstar (15-9) crushed at home 6th ranked Leuven Bears (8-15) 91-62. The game without a history. Okapi Aalstar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Okapi Aalstar had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 6 assists and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) who added 14 points during the contest. Five Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) with 24 points and international point guard Niels Marnegrave (191-87) scored 13 points and 8 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. Okapi Aalstar moved-up to third place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears at the other side keep the sixth position with 15 games lost. Okapi Aalstar will play against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (#3) in Quaregnon in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Leuven Bears will play at home against the league's leader Base Oostende and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: D.Raivio 19+3reb+6ast, J.Tofi 14+4reb+3ast, C.Young 13+5reb+1ast, T.Dreesen 12+4reb, R.Thompson 10+3reb+3ast, L.Cummard 10+7reb+2ast
Leuven: I.Aska 24+2reb, N.Marnegrave 13+8reb+2ast, I.Hanavan 6+3reb+3ast, B.Burgess 5+2reb+2ast, T.Smith 5, Y.Desiron 5+4reb
gschID: 187340


Antwerp - Verviers-Pep. 82-42

The game between fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (14-10) and 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (4-20) in Antwerp ended with biggest points difference. Antwerp Giants outscored guests from Verviers 82-42. The game was mostly controlled by Antwerp Giants. VOO Verviers-Pepinster was better in fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Antwerp Giants dominated on the defensive end, holding VOO Verviers-Pepinster to just 6 points in third quarter. Antwerp Giants forced 19 VOO Verviers-Pepinster turnovers. VOO Verviers-Pepinster was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a quality performance of American point guard Bryan Hopkins (183-83, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 steals and international forward Jean-Marc Mwema (195-89, agency: Court Side) who added 15 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Chris Ferguson (206-89, college: Mid-Continent) with 14 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Stephane Moris (207-86, agency: Promotex) scored 7 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Antwerp Giants have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 14-10 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost sixth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 20 lost games. Antwerp Giants will play against league's second-placed Spirou Charleroi at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Liege Basket (#7) in Liege and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: B.Hopkins 17+3reb+3ast, J.Mwema 15+5reb+1ast, D.Donkor 11+2reb+4ast, M.De Zeeuw 9+7reb, R.Moors 8+2reb+3ast, T.Black 8+8reb+1ast
Verviers-Pep.: C.Ferguson 14+6reb+1ast, M.Zakharov 8+2reb, S.Moris 7+5reb, D.Tubak 4+4reb, Y.Moray 4+1reb+5ast, B.Penninck 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 187338


M.Hainaut - Liege 74-60

Very expected game when 7th ranked Liege Basket (7-17) lost to third ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (15-9) in Quaregnon 60-74. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) who added 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Belfius Mons-Hainaut's coach Yves Defraigne allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was international forward Wen Boss Mukubu (198-83, college: UAB, agency: SportsTalent) with 9 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Andre Williamson (200-89, college: Appalachian St.) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains third position with 15-9 record having just two points less than leader Oostende, which they share with Aalstar. Liege Basket at the other side keeps the seventh place with 17 games lost. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Okapi Aalstar (#4) at home in the next round. Liege Basket will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Bostic 19+8reb+1ast, Q.Taylor 16+8reb+2ast, J.Cage 15+9reb+1ast, J.Wallace 12+2reb+3ast, B.Qvale 6+6reb, G.Muya 2+2reb+3ast
Liege: A.Williamson 11+5reb, L.Bosco 11+1reb+2ast, C.Banks 11+4reb, W.Boss Mukubu 9+12reb+6ast, P.Gillet 6+5reb, G.Ware 6+7reb
gschID: 187339


Oostende - Spirou 80-79

The most exciting game of round 24 in the Ethias League took place in Oostende. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Spirou Charleroi (15-8) to first ranked Base Oostende (17-7) 80-79 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Spirou Charleroi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who saved his team from a defeat with 19 points. Serbian-Montenegrin guard Dusan Djordjevic (195-83, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) replied with 22 points and 5 assists and the former international power forward Sacha Massot (205-83, agency: LBM Management) added 15 points in the effort for Spirou Charleroi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Base Oostende have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-7 record. Spirou Charleroi at the other side keeps the second place with eight games lost. Base Oostende are looking forward to face Leuven Bears (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Spirou Charleroi will play against Antwerp Giants (#5) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Oostende: M.Lojeski 19+4reb+1ast, M.Stojic 14+3reb+1ast, D.Djordjevic 13+2reb+5ast, B.Wright 12+7reb, W.Wilkinson 9+2reb+4ast, Q.Serron 5
Spirou: J.Randle 22+4reb+5ast, D.Green 17+2reb+1ast, S.Massot 15+4reb+2ast, C.Beghin 13+7reb, D.Allen 5+4reb+1ast, J.Steinbach 3
gschID: 187337



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  BOSNIA   


Bosnians performing well in Ukraine - by Miljan Veskovic

It's a play off clash of Bosnians in Ukraine and they been performing very well. Khimik-OPZ Yuzny is facing Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv in the quarter finals, team from Lviv leads the series 3:0 and they need one more game to reach the semifinals. Halychyna coached by Zeljko Lukajic (agency: Beo Basket ) made a huge surprise winning the first two games on the road. They've been playing entire series without second best scorer Darrel Mitchell and also in the last two games without Goran Ikonic (196-G-80, agency: Beo Basket) who is serving suspension earned because of the ejection during the first game in which he had 20 points and 5 assists. In the third game former BiH NT point guard Sasa Vasiljevic (180-PG-79, agency: Beo Basket) dominated with 25 points and 7 assists leading his team to a success and bringing Lviv one step from the semis. On the other side for Khimik Miroslav Todic (205-F-85) had 21 points and 4 rebounds but his effort wasn't enough to steal the victory and the game ended 77:73. The fourth game will be played in Lviv and chance for Halychyna to finish the job without going back to Yuzny. Goran Ikonic served his suspension and he is returning to game action.


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  BRAZIL   

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Vieira, Flamengo20.9 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.5 
 3. Day, Uberlandia18.8 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha18.7 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.18.1 
 6. Smith, Pinheiro.18.0 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.17.9 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.7 
 9. Beal, Minas17.3 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasi.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Babby ARAUJO
  Mogi d.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Araujo, Mogi d.8.7 
 2. Rodriguez, Flame.8.7 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.4 
 4. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.8 
 5. Prestes, Brasilia7.5 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 7. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.2 
 8. Teichmann, Franca7.1 
 9. Toyloy, Paulistano7.0 
 10. Silveira, Flamengo6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.7.9 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.4 
 3. Collum, Uberlandia5.7 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.4 
 5. Silva, Uberlandia5.2 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia4.5 
 7. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 8. Taylor, Bauru4.4 
 9. Smith, Pinheiro.4.3 
 10. Figueroa, Franca4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.0.2 
 3. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 5. Campos, Suzano0.1 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.1 
 7. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 8. Klafke, Basque.0.1 
 9. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.1 
 10. Laws, S.Jose/U.0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arlindo NETO
  Liga Sorocaba
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.3 
 2. Dawkins, Liga S.2.0 
 3. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 4. Campos, Suzano1.9 
 5. Taylor, Bauru1.8 
 6. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 7. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.8 
 8. Day, Uberlandia1.7 
 9. Ribeiro, Basque.1.7 
 10. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 


Liga Americas: Pinheiros/Sky edge Lanus to win the title - by Eurobasket News

Pinheiros/Sky - Lanus 82:66

Pinheiros/Sky ensured the Liga Americas title. The Brazilian team recorded the second straight win in the tournament beating Lanus and claimed the title with one round left at the Final Four stage. Marcio Dornelles (194-SF-75) stepped up with 21 points for the winners.
Lanus eked out a 16:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The Brazilian team surged ahead in the second quarter. Pinheiros/Sky went on a 19:14 run to secure a 34:30 halftime lead. Lanus stayed close throughout the third frame. The Argentinean team trailed by just 3 points heading into the fourth frame. But Pinheiros/Sky shocked their opponents in the fourth stanza. The Brazilian side went on a 27:14 spurt to seal the win at the end. With the victory of Capitanes de Arecibo in the latter game of the day Pinheiros/Sky became the 2013 Liga Americas champions! Mineiro Ferreira (208-C/F-88) scored 20 points and pulled down 9 rebounds, while Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) added 13 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for the winners. Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) answered with 18 points for Lanus. Robert Battle (204-C-81, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Drexel) had 14 points in the losing effort.

Pinheiros/Sky: Marcio Dornelles 21, Mineiro Ferreira 20, Shamell Stallworth 13
Lanus: Adrian Boccia 18, Robert Battle 14



Liga Americas: Capitanes de Arecibo roll past Uniceub/BRB - by Eurobasket News

Capitanes de Arecibo - Uniceub/BRB 88:74

Capitanes de Arecibo opened the win count at the Liga Americas Final Four stage. They overcame Uniceub/BRB on the second day of the tournament in Arecibo. Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the winners.
Capitanes de Arecibo got to a comfortable start. They dropped 27 points in the opening frame to take an 11-point lead. The Puerto Rican team stretched the gap in the second quarter. Capitanes piled up a 43:31 halftime lead. Uniceub/BRB tried to put up a comeback rally in the third stanza. The Brazilians fired 25 points to narrow the deficit at 9-point mark. But Capitanes regained control in the fourth quarter and punched the winning ticket at the end. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) had 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Windi Graterol (204-C-86) chipped in 14 points in the victory. Guilherme Giovannoni (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances) responded with game-high 27 points for Uniceub/BRB. Paulo Prestes (210-C-88) delivered 17 points and 13 boards in the loss.

Capitanes de Arecibo: Angel Daniel Vassallo 26, Peter John Ramos 18, Windi Graterol 14
Uniceub/BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 27, Paulo Prestes 17+13 boards



Universo/Ajax sign Gaston Luchino - by Paulo Freire

The Universo/Ajax team from Goiania has found a new player for the Brazil Cup, the roster headed by head coach Joao Marcelo Leite has been strengthening. The team had already announced the signing of Uruguayan Emilio Taboada and the Argentine Fabian Ramirez and now announced the arrival of their third foreigner in the team, Gaston Luchino (183-G-82).

The player was playing for Club Atltico Argentino is point guard of 1.83 m tall and 31 years old, he was playing for Atltico Argentino de Junin, which was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Argentina national competition. The athlete previously played for teams such as 9 de Julio, San Martin Marco Juarez, and Union Sunchales, Argentina. That will not be the first time that he plays for a Brazilian team, in 2010 he played the Brazil Cup for Sao Jose/Ceap from Amapa.

In the Argentine National League this season he was on the Court in 52 games,and averages of 6.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in nearly 21 minutes.



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45 Complete Easter Hoops Basketball Camp - by David Edole

The BVI Hoop It Up Foundation completed their 3rd annual Easter Hoops basketball camp at the Multipurpose Sports Complex with a day of fun on Thursday, April 11.

The camp was conducted over two weeks with 45 boys and girls participated in fundamental basketball skill training with coaches.

The first week of the camp was conducted by Steve Parillon (196-F-78, college: Henderson St.) and Eustace "Boss" Freeman while the second week of the camp they were join by USA coach, Joe Redmond. According to the Hoop It Up Foundation, the camp was split into a 5 - 11 age group and a 12 and over age group.

The purpose for the separate groups were to allow the coaches to conduct the appropriate drills to accommodate the skill level of the groups. The closing day all the campers received a participation certificate along with a camp tees.

"I am very pleased to be back in Tortola for the 3rd year in a row. I am always amazed by the kindness I receive on the island. I am also so pleased with the strides the campers have made from year to year. I look forward to returning year after year to see the camp and its participants continue to grow," Coach Joe Redmond stated.

Parillon, President of BVI Hoop It Up Foundation said that it's always a honour to have a coach like Joe Redmond who has coached from the NCAA Div 1 level down to the high school level come to work with the youth of the Virgin Islands.

"Sometimes it's good for the players to hear a different voice, and see a different style of training. It's also a honour to head an organisation that strives on consistency; since we started our camps in 2011 we have had them available for the youth of the BVI to benefit from them. We have started working on Summer Hoops NBA where we will be bringing some NBA players to the BVI to be guests at the camp, and we are very excited to start this process. To all the parents who have put their trust in our programs, thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with such lovely children, we can see why you care," Parillon stated.



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  BULGARIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.2 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.19.1 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.17.3 
 4. Smith, Rilski S.17.0 
 5. Marinovic, Levski16.8 
 6. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.5 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.16.0 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.15.8 
 9. Milosevic, Tundja15.6 
 10. Green, Spirou14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.6 
 2. Milosevic, Tundja9.6 
 3. Galiotos, Perister.9.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan9.0 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.8 
 6. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.4 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.3 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.6.9 
 9. Agre, Spartak6.5 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Walker, Beroe7.1 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.6 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.5 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.5.1 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.4 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.0 
 8. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.0 
 9. Radionov, Tundja Y.4.0 
 10. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (187-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.2 
 2. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 3. Green, Spirou2.1 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.2.0 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.2.0 
 6. Heath, Lukoil A.2.0 
 7. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.9 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.9 
 9. Kostov, Levski S.1.9 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.1 
 2. Hart, Beroe1.4 
 3. Santos, Balkan1.3 
 4. Dupree, Rilski S.1.3 
 5. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.3 
 6. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 8. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.7 
 10. Galiotos, Periste.0.7 



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
 1. Bambuqueros 20-8 
 2. Bucaros 19-9 
 3. Once Caldas 17-11 
 4. Piratas 15-13 
 5. Academia 14-14 
 6. Aguilas 11-17 
 7. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 8. Halcones 6-22 

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 13: Bambuqueros - Piratas 99-95
Apr. 13: Halcones - Academia 96-59
Apr. 13: Caribbean Heat - Aguilas 90-85
Apr. 13: Once Caldas - Bucaros 86-58


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Bambuqueros
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 23
 1. Ortiz, Bambuqueros23.0 
 2. Chavez Jacob., Ac.21.3 
 3. Thomas, Piratas20.8 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Halcones18.6 
 7. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 8. Gilbert, Bucaros17.9 
 9. Mayfield, Aguilas17.7 
 10. Garris, Once Cald.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros12.5 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas12.0 
 3. Northern, Halcones10.9 
 4. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 5. Blue, Academia8.7 
 6. Smith, Aguilas8.6 
 7. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 8. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
 9. Cortes, Once Cald.6.4 
 10. Trocha, Bucaros5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Eddy MAYFIELD
  Aguilas
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Mayfield, Aguilas5.8 
 2. Moreno, Piratas5.0 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.4.6 
 4. Brooks, Bucaros4.5 
 5. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.5 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Jordan, Once Cald.3.5 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.3 
 9. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
 10. Pomare, Caribbea.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.1 
 2. Jordan, Once Cald.1.9 
 3. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.9 
 4. Mayfield, Aguilas1.7 
 5. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 6. Garris, Once Caldas1.4 
 7. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 8. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 9. Cortes, Once Cald.1.3 
 10. Chavez Jacob., A.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Halcones
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Halcones2.2 
 2. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 3. Farley, Academia0.8 
 4. Blue, Academia0.7 
 5. Hernandez, Bucaros0.6 
 6. Aguaslimpias, Acad.0.6 
 7. Smith, Aguilas0.6 
 8. Baquero, Halcones0.5 
 9. Culver, Caribbea.0.5 
 10. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 27- RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Aguilas Clinched the sixth spot in the second phase of the Professional Basketball Division defeating the Caribean Heat in Cartagena 88- 80, Gianluca Bacci (187-G-89) had a big night as usual on the key games, the Colombian guard lead the victory of the Tunja team with 25 points and 8 assists, the C. Heat suffer Patrick Culver absence, the pivot is in the middle of a 10 games suspension.
Caribbean Heat 80 - E. Steele 18 pts, R. Holmes 16 pts
Aguilas de Tunja 80 - G. Bacci 25 pts, E. Mayfield 22 pts.

Piratas and Bambuqueros started the day 27 of the competitons in an early game at Neiva, the locals in a race to finish first in the standings made the job leaded by D. Dorsey 30 pts, and without his starting pivot Enielsen Guevara, Piratas Jeff Fahnbulleh collected his 12th double double of the season leading the league in this chapter, Bambuqueros just added the veteran forward Joban Berrio to their roster.
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 99 - D. Dorsey 30 pts, S. Ortiz 23 pts.
Piratas de Bogota 88 - J. Fahnbulleh 26 pts 14 rebs, L. Mendez 19 pts.

Bukaros plagued of injuries proved that still has a champions heart and defeated as visitor the Manizales OC, Jason Edwin had one of his better games in the season leading the yellow squad with 23 points, Edwin gave the Bukaros final lead with 11 seconds in the clock, Manizales guard Cubilland had a chance to shot but Sergio Trocha block avoid the basket sealing the game.
Manizales OC 88 - C. Cortez 26 pts, A. Jordan 21 pts.
Bukaros 89 - J. Edwin 23 pts, L. Gilbert 17 pts

Halcones is trying to close its season with a couple of victories at home, the already eliminated Cucuta team defeated the Academia de la Montana that did not had his main starts Cesar Chavez and Norbey Aragon, using the two days to rest an heal them and get ready for the second phase.
Halcones de Cucuta 81 - R. Jeter 21 pts, J. Lopez 18 pts
Academia de la Montana 61 - S. Farley 12 pts, D. Hernandez 12 pts,




Darrin Dorsey claims Colombian DPB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Darrin Dorsey (188-PG) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Bambuqueros and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The -year old playmaker had the game-high 30 points adding nine rebounds and six assists for Bambuqueros in his team's victory, helping them to beat Piratas (#4, 15-12) 99-88. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Bambuqueros to consolidate first place in the Colombian DPB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Bambuqueros has a very solid 19-8 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Dorsey had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Bambuqueros, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Dakota Wesleyan University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dorsey is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 4.7apg) and averages solid 58.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Piratas. Fahnbulleh impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Piratas lost that game 88-99 to the higher-ranked Bambuqueros (#1, 19-8). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Piratas still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 15-12 record is not bad at all. Fahnbulleh is one of the most experienced players at Piratas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Eddy Mayfield (185-G-81) of Aguilas (#6). Mayfield showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the last round. He was a key player of Aguilas, leading his team to a 88-80 win against slightly lower-ranked Caribbean Heat (#7, 9-18). The chances of Aguilas ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 16 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mayfield could help Aguilas to bring them higher in the standings. Mayfield has a great season in Colombia. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.8apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cesar Cortes (201-F-80) of Once Caldas - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Freddy Asprilla (208-F-88) of Bucaros - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gianluca Bacci (187-G-89) of Aguilas - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Antoine Jordan (196-G-83) of Once Caldas - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Bambuqueros - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Jared Corpus (193-F) of Aguilas - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Daniel Northern (206-F/C-85) of Halcones - 11 points, 19 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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A1 Standings

A1 Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cibona 5-0 
 2. Zadar 4-1 
 3. Cedevita 3-1 
 4. Jolly 3-2 
 5. KK Split 2-2 
 6. Kvarner 2010 1-4 
 7. KK Zagreb 0-4 
 8. Alkar Sinj 0-4 
Places 9-14
 1. Djuro Djakovic 9-3 
 2. Darda 8-3 
 3. Osjecki Sokol 6-5 
 4. Zabok 5-7 
 5. Krizevci 5-7 
 6. Dubrovnik 1-9 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 5

Apr. 13: Jolly - Cibona 64-81
Apr. 13: Zadar - Kvarner 2010 100-65
Apr. 14: Cedevita - Alkar Sinj
Apr. 14: KK Zagreb - KK Split


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Ross, Jolly21.8 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.17.1 
 3. Mrva, Jolly15.6 
 4. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 7. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 8. Skific, Kvarner14.6 
 9. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.5 
 10. Peraica, Darda14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Mrva, Jolly7.7 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 6. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 7. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 8. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.1 
 9. Ross, Jolly5.1 
 10. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 7. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 8. Segaric, KK Zagreb2.9 
 9. Rembert, Krizevci2.9 
 10. Mrva, Jolly2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ross, Jolly2.7 
 2. Peric, Dubrovnik1.5 
 3. Krivec, Kvarner1.5 
 4. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 5. Mrva, Jolly1.4 
 6. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
 7. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.3 
 8. Skific, Kvarner1.3 
 9. Batina, Djuro D.1.3 
 10. Petrovic, KK Zagr.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.2.0 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 4. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.7 
 5. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 6. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 7. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.6 
 8. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 10. Halilovic, KK Za.0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
Group A1
 1. CEZ Nymburk 32-1 
 2. BK Prostejov 20-13 
 3. NH Ostrava 20-14 
 4. BK Pardubice 19-14 
 5. BK Decin 19-15 
 6. BC Kolin 18-15 
Group A2
 1. Levice 21-15 
 2. USK Praha 17-19 
 3. B&W Opava 15-21 
 4. Chomutov 13-23 
 5. Usti n/Labem 11-25 
 6. Svitavy 11-25 
 7. J.Hradec 10-26 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 10

Apr. 13: NH Ostrava - BK Decin 75-79
Apr. 10: CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov 102-56
Apr. 14: BK Pardubice - BC Kolin
Apr. 14: BK Pardubice - CEZ Nymburk


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Bolds, BC Kolin17.9 
 3. Fields, Chomutov17.5 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 5. Meno, USK Praha17.4 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.9 
 7. Fields, Levice16.7 
 8. McFadden, Usti n.16.4 
 9. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 10. Zabas, BK Pardub.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.3 
 2. Meno, USK Praha9.2 
 3. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.9 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.8 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.7.5 
 7. Simmons, Levice7.0 
 8. Bolds, BC Kolin6.9 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
 10. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin6.1 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava5.7 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 4. Kemp, Levice4.5 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 6. Carter, CEZ N.4.3 
 7. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. Sanders, BK Decin4.1 
 10. McFadden, Usti n.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin1.9 
 5. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 6. Ubilla, BC Kolin1.8 
 7. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 8. Pope, BK Decin1.6 
 9. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
 10. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Levice
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Nuhanovic, Levice1.5 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.5 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 5. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Simmons, Levice0.9 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 8. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 
 9. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 
 10. Slavik, USK Praha0.8 


Levharti Chomutov and Showron Glover Part Ways - by Surujh Roopnarine

Tied 1-1 in their pre-playoff series with Astrum Levice, Levharti Chomutov and starting point guard Showron Glover (180-PG-87) have parted ways. Glover, who did not play in the first two games of the series, leaves the club as the current NBL season-leader in steals (2.7) and turnovers (3.7). The ultimate high-risk, high-reward player, Glover was at times phenomenal this season, as evidenced in January when he scored a season-high 40 points versus Kolin, logging 38 minutes while contributing across the board with nine rebounds, seven assists, 5 steals and 5 turnovers.
However, in part due to nagging injuries sustained throughout the season, including a broken finger on his shooting hand, there were uneven performances, most recently his last game played against USK Praha last week where he logged just 21 minutes and scored four points on 2-3 shooting to go with three rebounds, three assists, three steals and three turnovers.
According to Coach Tomas Eisner there were communication issues between himself and Glover, to which the player agrees. However, to place the full blame on one party, as Eisner did to the Czech media, does not bring to light to difficulties that must have existed for Glover as well.
I have no problem taking criticism. I always want to get better. I'm my own worst critic. I bother myself more than anyone could ever. If anything it was the lack of communication. When there's lack of communication there will always be misunderstanding. I'm a Point Guard and I believe that the PG & the Coach must have a strong bond of communication and understanding.
As it stands, this communication gap could not be bridged and ultimately lead to the split between player and team.
Glover finishes the season having appeared in 35 games, averaging 15.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 3.7 turnovers while shooting 52.6% on 2FG, 29.6% 3PT and 68.8% from the line.
For Chomutov, they will have to re-group and do their best to pull off the upset series-clinching victory on Saturday night on the road against Levice in Slovakia.
* Feel free to contact Showron on his website if you want to know more about him and or contact him http://www.everytimeisshowtime.com
** Highlights: https://vimeo.com/63215199



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  DENMARK   

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Colas, Randers24.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.22.0 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.3 
 4. Walker, Naestved19.8 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose19.3 
 7. Funches, Aarhus BC18.6 
 8. Waithe, Bakken18.5 
 9. Tomko, Etzella18.5 
 10. Darboe, Svendborg18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Colas, Randers14.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.5 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC8.9 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.4 
 6. Waithe, Bakken8.4 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.0 
 8. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 9. Walker, Naestved7.9 
 10. Baker, Vaerlose7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ortega, Randers6.9 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.5 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.8 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.3 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Tomko, Etzella4.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU4.3 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.2 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC2.9 
 2. Tomko, Etzella2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.9 
 8. Dennis, SISU1.9 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg1.8 
 10. Parker, Bakken1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Svend.2.5 
 2. Colas, Randers2.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.5 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.4 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Doggett, Naestved1.1 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.1 
 8. Funches, Aarhus BC1.1 
 9. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 10. Thomann, Horse.1.0 



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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Texas L.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Texas L.22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Ft.Wayne.22.1 
 3. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.2 
 4. Goudelock, Rio G.21.2 
 5. Mack, Atlanta H.20.1 
 6. Samuels, Hapoel J.19.8 
 7. Joseph, San A.19.4 
 8. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.3 
 9. Jones, Houston R.19.0 
 10. Nichols, Sioux F.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Texas L.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Texas L.12.6 
 2. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.11.8 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.8 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.10.1 
 6. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 7. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.5 
 9. Jones, Houston R.9.0 
 10. Wright, Maine RC8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Sioux F.
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Barrett, Sioux F.7.8 
 2. Mack, Atlanta H.7.5 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.7.1 
 4. Wright, Iowa E.7.0 
 5. Russell, Reno B.6.5 
 6. Karl, Idaho S.6.3 
 7. Quinn, Cleveland C.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.5.6 
 9. McNeal, Utah Jazz5.5 
 10. Joseph, San A.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin HOLIDAY
  Philadel.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holiday, Philadel.2.4 
 2. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 6. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Canton1.8 
 9. Murry, Rio G.1.7 
 10. Singletary, Ooste.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Miami H.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Varnado, Miami H.3.3 
 2. Melo, Maine RC2.9 
 3. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 4. Armstrong, Santa C.2.2 
 5. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 6. Daniels, Rio G.2.1 
 7. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 8. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 9. Williams, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Jordan, Talk N T.2.0 



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  EBA   


Wizards defeat Dutchmen - by Gianni Pascucci

On an outstanding perfromance by 2-Time EBA League MVP Aubin Scott (6'2''-G-83, college: LIU Brooklyn), the Wizards beat the Westchester Dutchmen 101-92 to set up a showdown with the Harrisburg Horizon on Sunday 4/14 for the EBA Championship. Scott torched the Dutchmen with 27 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
"Our overall play was outstanding tonight" stated Wizards Head Coach Greg Cerillo Sr "Scott, Jason Romer (6'3''-G, college: Felician) (13 points), Anthony Cox (6'9''-C-83, college: Farmingdale St.) (20 points and 10 rebounds), Eric Ferguson (6'1''-G-82, college: Arkansas) (6 points, 5 assists, 3 steals), Brandon Lawley (6'7''-F/C-85, college: Mansfield, PA) (7 points, 8 rebounds) were all outstanding but our reserve play was what made the difference"
The Wizards got 12 points from Iona's Trinity Fields (6'2''-G) and 11 points frrom Old Westbury's Tevon McNair, both succesfully out from the bench.
Leading scorer for the Dutchmen was Stacey Daniels (6'8''-F) with 22 points.



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.16.1 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas15.9 
 3. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.15.6 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.3 
 5. Akenparg, TTU15.2 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas14.7 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.7 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.0 
 9. Ingram, TU/Rock13.8 
 10. Laur, Hito/Johvi13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.3 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.5 
 3. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas8.0 
 6. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.9 
 7. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 8. Keedus, TTU6.8 
 9. Arnold, TTU6.8 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.4 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock4.9 
 3. Keedus, TTU4.9 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Raley-Ross, Tarvas3.8 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.2 
 7. Laane, Rapla3.2 
 8. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 9. Cunda, Valga3.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas2.0 
 3. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 4. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.7 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 6. Saks, Tarvas1.6 
 7. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 8. Ingram, TU/Rock1.5 
 9. Cunda, Valga1.4 
 10. Saage, TU/Rock1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.3 
 3. Toome, TU/Rock1.0 
 4. Arnold, TTU1.0 
 5. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.8 
 7. Grim, Valga0.6 
 8. Grafs, Valga0.6 
 9. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 10. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 


KML: Cramo and Rock go up 2:0 - by Janar

Two main contenders for Estonian championship, BC Kalev/Cramo and Tartu University/Rock won easily the 2nd games of G4S KML quarterfinal series to take a 2:0 lead in best-of-five series.
Tallinna Kalev - BC Kalev/Cramo 62:99 (0:2)
TK: Raido Roos (187-G-84) 15, Ike Okoye (206-F-86, college: Boise St.) 14+10
KC: Frank Elegar (208-C-86, college: Drexel) 19+6, Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) 14, Ty Abbott (192-G-88, college: Arizona St.) 12

Valga/Maks&Moorits - TU/Rock 62:78 (0:2)
V: Raitis Grafs (208-C-81, college: Valparaiso) 16, Edi Sinadinovic (193-PG-88) 12+5+5a, Edgars Cunda (195-G-84) 12+6
T: Rain Veideman (193-G-91) 22+4+7a, Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) 19+9




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  EUROCUP   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG21.1 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK18.5 
 4. McKee, Triumph17.9 
 5. Ray, Ratiopharm16.5 
 6. Eidson, Unics16.5 
 7. Karasev, Triumph16.1 
 8. Delaney, Budivelnyk16.1 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 10. Brown, Lokomotiv15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.0 
 2. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv7.3 
 4. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.3 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.1 
 6. Stimac, Banvit BK6.8 
 7. Savovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducno.6.6 
 9. Ndong, Galatasaray6.0 
 10. Drozdov, Budiveln.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Lokom.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Calathes, Lokom.6.7 
 2. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.6 
 4. Wright, Spartak SP5.5 
 5. Kalnietis, Lokomot.5.2 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga4.8 
 7. Satoransky, Cajasol4.8 
 8. Markovic, Valencia4.7 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.4.3 
 10. Chatman, Unics4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Triumph
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McKee, Triumph2.4 
 2. Chatman, Unics2.0 
 3. Doellman, Valencia1.7 
 4. Brown, Lokomotiv1.7 
 5. Mejia, Banvit BK1.6 
 6. Wright, Spartak SP1.6 
 7. Hosley, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 8. Carter, Spartak SP1.4 
 9. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.4 
 10. Eidson, Unics1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit BK
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.2 
 4. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 5. Lishchuk, Valencia1.0 
 6. Nankivil, Ratiopha.1.0 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm0.9 
 8. Vougioukas, Unics0.9 
 9. Carter, Spartak SP0.9 
 10. Ndong, Galatasar.0.8 


Lokomotiv Kuban crowned new champions! - by Eurobasket News

Gescrap BB - Lokomotiv 64-75
Lokomotiv Kuban are the new EuroCup champions. They knocked down Bilbao Basket in Charleroi tonight to clinch the trophy. Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) paced balanced effort from the Russian team finishing with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. The teams went neck and neck throughout the opening quarter. Bilbao Basket eked out a narrow 17:16 lead after the starting quarter. But Lokomotiv took over in the second frame. They used a 15:2 run to secure a 37:28 lead. Kostas Kostas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84, agency: FCM) stopped the rot with a jumper but Lokomotiv entered the second half up by 8 points 38:30. Derrick Brown (203-F-87, college: Xavier) and Calathes extended the lead to double digits early in the third term. Lokomotiv stayed in front throughout the third term. The Russian team entered the fourth quarter up by 9 points 54:45. Lokomotiv opened the fourth stanza with 11 straight points to shock Bilbao. The Basque team fought desperately till the final seconds and cut the deficit to 7 points but it was as close as they could get. Lokomotiv stayed calm and escaped with a triumphant victory at the end. Richard Hendrix (204-C/F-86, college: Alabama) finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds, while Derrick Brown added 11 points for the winners. Kostas Vasiliadis answered with 11 points for Bilbao Basket. Milovan Rakovic had 11 points in the losing effort.



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi18.8 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.16.1 
 3. Bogdanovic, Fener..15.9 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.15.3 
 5. Lampe, Caja L.14.5 
 6. Jerrells, Maine RC14.2 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.13.8 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu13.7 
 9. Weems, CSKA13.7 
 10. Hickman, Maccabi13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.5 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal6.2 
 4. Hines, Olympiacos6.0 
 5. Lampe, Caja L.6.0 
 6. Lasme, Panathin.5.8 
 7. Mirotic, Real Madr.5.5 
 8. Davis, Khimky5.5 
 9. Thompson, ALBA5.4 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran PLANINIC
  Khimky
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.6.0 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.6 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.2 
 6. Heurtel, Caja L.4.7 
 7. Cook, Caja Laboral4.2 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu4.1 
 9. Gordon, Anadolu3.9 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Petrochimi
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jaaber, Petrochimi1.9 
 2. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.9 
 3. Gordon, Anadolu1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.6 
 5. Hickman, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.1.4 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Logan, Maccabi T.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.9 
 2. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal1.2 
 4. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 5. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 6. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 7. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 
 8. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Falker, Besiktas1.0 
 10. Davis, Khimky1.0 



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  LrNM.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Conley, LrNM.22.6 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.5 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.4 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.8 
 5. Clavell, Kouvot20.5 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.5 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto18.4 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.6 
 10. Flowers, Kataja17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. Conley, LrNM.9.9 
 3. McDade, Nilan B.9.7 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki9.5 
 5. Thornton, FoKoPo9.1 
 6. Giles, KTP9.1 
 7. Watt, Korihait8.8 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 9. Johnson, Namika L.8.3 
 10. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Williams, Pyrinto6.7 
 2. Coleman, Lapua6.0 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.7 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.3 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.8 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.9 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.6 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.2 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 9. Williams, KTP1.5 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 2. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.2 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 4. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 5. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.0 
 8. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 10. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Nolan RICHARDSON
  Ura B.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Richardson, Ura B.25.9 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.24.6 
 3. Hester, TuNM.23.9 
 4. Taylor, Porvoon23.8 
 5. Clark, Tapiolan Ho.22.6 
 6. Moultrie, BC Nokia22.4 
 7. Jallow, Jarvenpaa22.4 
 8. Mays, Huima22.0 
 9. Mua, Kerava ET21.5 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Antonio HESTER
  TuNM.
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Hester, TuNM.15.6 
 2. Jallow, Jarvenpaa14.8 
 3. Moultrie, BC Nokia13.6 
 4. Syrjala, KaU Koris11.8 
 5. Stephens, Huima11.8 
 6. Towa, Kerava ET11.6 
 7. Keskitalo, JyWe11.6 
 8. Tribbett, BC Jyvas.10.6 
 9. Young, Porvoon10.1 
 10. Harrison, Ura B.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Lauri JARVINEN
  KaU Koris
  (185-C-85)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Jarvinen, KaU Koris5.3 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.4.4 
 3. Harjula, Pyrinto II4.3 
 4. Mays, Huima4.2 
 5. Ginty, ToPo4.1 
 6. Jallow, Jarvenpaa3.9 
 7. Hanninen, Jarvenp.3.8 
 8. Humalamaki, TuNM.3.8 
 9. Frederick, Oulun N.3.8 
 10. Moore, Tapiolan.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 La Trice LITTLE
  Kerava ET
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Little, Kerava ET2.8 
 2. Ricks, BC Jyvasky.2.7 
 3. Taylor, Porvoon2.0 
 4. Towa, Kerava ET1.9 
 5. Thomas, SayRi1.9 
 6. Hester, TuNM.1.8 
 7. Mua, Kerava ET1.8 
 8. Richardson, Ura B.1.8 
 9. Frederick, Oulun N.1.7 
 10. Michelsen, HBA-M.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Harri KESKITALO
  JyWe
  (210-C-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Keskitalo, JyWe2.5 
 2. Mua, Kerava ET2.1 
 3. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.2.0 
 4. Woods, BC Nokia1.7 
 5. Capers, ToPo1.4 
 6. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.4 
 7. Rajala, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 8. Hester, TuNM.1.3 
 9. Young, Porvoon1.2 
 10. Kauhanen, HBA-M.1.2 


Its time for the playoffs - by Greg Logins

Hello basketball world. The regular season in the Korisliiga league, has come to a end, and now the top 8 teams are preparing for the playoffs. Last two regular season games, I did not attend because I faced a small minor ankle injury, but now I am back healthy, and ready to take part again in the first round of playoffs tomorrow against Kataja. We have been focusing and practicing hard these past few days, and we are highly excited, and ready for this new season, which we approach it as the "playoffs". The only thing that matters in the books now, is the team that finish on the top and holds that trophy up, when the buzzer sounds on the final game. We look at it as we are 0-0 right now, and we are ready to battle. We will fight, and enjoy it while we are doing it. Individually, I am excited, and ready to play. The playoffs are the best part of a season, because the intensity, and energy is set to another level, which makes the games even more impressive and enjoyable. Good luck to all of the teams, and God Bless..

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Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Gravelines 19-8 
 2. Chalon 18-9 
 3. Strasbourg 17-10 
 4. Le Mans 16-11 
 5. Roanne 16-11 
 6. Nanterre 15-12 
 7. ASVEL 15-12 
 8. Paris-Levallois 13-14 
 9. Orleans 13-14 
 10. Cholet 13-14 
 11. Dijon 13-14 
 12. Le Havre 11-16 
 13. Limoges 11-16 
 14. Nancy 10-17 
 15. Boulazac 8-19 
 16. Poitiers 8-19 

Regular Season: Round 27

Apr. 13: Nancy - ASVEL 94-79
Apr. 13: Nanterre - Le Havre 92-85
Apr. 13: Roanne - Orleans 85-78
Apr. 13: Paris-Levallois - Chalon 78-93
Apr. 13: Strasbourg - Limoges 71-77
Apr. 13: Poitiers - Cholet 70-77
Apr. 13: Le Mans - Dijon 63-59
Apr. 13: Gravelines - Boulazac 63-56

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 20: Cholet - Chalon
Apr. 20: Orleans - Le Mans
Apr. 20: ASVEL - Gravelines
Apr. 20: Dijon - Strasbourg
Apr. 20: Le Havre - Roanne
Apr. 20: Poitiers - Nancy
Apr. 20: Boulazac - Nanterre
Apr. 20: Limoges - Paris-Levallois


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.18.7 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines17.6 
 3. King, Le Havre16.6 
 4. Jackson, AS.16.5 
 5. Williams, Paris-.16.3 
 6. Sommerville, Nancy16.0 
 7. Fitch, Strasbourg15.9 
 8. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.8 
 9. Green, Orleans15.2 
 10. Nivins, Poitiers15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.9 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.8 
 3. May, Paris-Levallo.7.8 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.7 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg7.3 
 6. Collins, Roanne7.0 
 7. Sommerville, Nancy7.0 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac6.9 
 9. Dobbins, Poitiers6.9 
 10. Nsonwu-Amadi, AS.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Le Havre
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. King, Le Havre7.3 
 2. Diabate, Nancy6.8 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Schilb, Chalon5.3 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg5.1 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.5.1 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.5.0 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.6 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.5 
 10. Everett, Bremerha.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Melody, Dijon1.9 
 3. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 5. Campbell, Stras.1.7 
 6. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 7. Eldridge, s.Oliv.1.6 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 9. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.6 
 10. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gobert, Cholet1.7 
 2. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.5 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 4. Williams, Chalon1.2 
 5. Sy, AS.1.2 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.0 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Issa, Le Mans0.9 
 9. Vaty, Gravelines0.8 
 10. Samnick, Roanne0.8 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 23-8 
 2. Evreux 22-9 
 3. Chalons-Reims 20-11 
 4. Le Portel 20-11 
 5. Boulogne 19-12 
 6. Fos Ouest 19-12 
 7. Rouen 18-13 
 8. Antibes 18-13 
 9. Bourg 17-14 
 10. Maurienne 16-15 
 11. Lille 16-15 
 12. Hyeres-Toulon 14-17 
 13. St Quentin 13-18 
 14. Denain 12-19 
 15. St Vallier 10-21 
 16. Nantes 10-21 
 17. Bordeaux 7-24 
 18. Charleville 5-26 

Regular Season: Round 31

Apr. 12: Le Portel - Chalons-Reims 85-71
Apr. 13: St Vallier - Nantes 84-73
Apr. 12: Maurienne - Boulogne 81-80
Apr. 12: Lille - St Quentin 81-66
Apr. 13: Bourg - Antibes 79-73
Apr. 12: Denain - Evreux 74-70
Apr. 12: Bordeaux - Hyeres-Toulon 64-86
Apr. 12: Charleville - Fos Ouest 55-76
Apr. 12: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Rouen 100-62

Regular Season: Round 32

Apr. 20: Boulogne - Lille
Apr. 19: Antibes - Denain
Apr. 19: St Quentin - Le Portel
Apr. 19: Chalons-Reims - Nantes
Apr. 19: Fos Ouest - Bourg
Apr. 19: Bordeaux - Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Apr. 19: Evreux - St Vallier
Apr. 19: Hyeres-Toulon - Maurienne
Apr. 19: Rouen - Charleville


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 John FLOWERS
  Denain
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Flowers, Denain21.4 
 2. Brown, Maurienne21.3 
 3. Blue, Antibes19.3 
 4. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.7 
 6. Siggers, Lille18.3 
 7. McKines, Rouen17.5 
 8. Hilliard, Antibes17.5 
 9. Hannah, Evreux17.5 
 10. Sanders, Hermosil.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Wood, Evreux10.4 
 2. Jaiteh, Boulogne10.1 
 3. Bing, Maurienne9.8 
 4. Kitts, Denain9.1 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin8.9 
 6. McKines, Rouen8.9 
 7. Wyatte, Bordeaux8.6 
 8. Jackson, Pau-La.8.2 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.9 
 10. Rouse, St Vallier7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Craven, St Vallier6.8 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.4 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel5.9 
 4. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.8 
 5. Huffman, Antibes5.5 
 6. Dumas, Bourg5.5 
 7. McIntosh, Feni I.5.4 
 8. Da Silva, Rouen5.1 
 9. Hannah, Evreux5.1 
 10. Calvez, Charlevil.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.3 
 2. Mullins, Chalons-.2.2 
 3. Craven, St Vallier2.2 
 4. Siggers, Lille1.9 
 5. Flowers, Denain1.9 
 6. Sonko, Bourg1.8 
 7. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 8. Hannah, Evreux1.7 
 9. Taylor, Le Portel1.7 
 10. Mathis, Nantes1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Badiane, Antibes1.8 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.6 
 3. Taccoen, Lille1.3 
 4. Loum, Boulogne1.1 
 5. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 6. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 7. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.0 
 8. Blue, Antibes1.0 
 9. Burrell, Chalons-.1.0 
 10. Sane, Hyeres-Tou.0.9 


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.4 
 2. Hill, Angers BC 4917.4 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.1 
 4. Cole, La Rochelle17.0 
 5. Herard, Challans16.6 
 6. Raji, Quimper16.6 
 7. Pene, Rennes16.5 
 8. Inglis, CFBB16.2 
 9. Petrovic, Orchy16.2 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.0 
 2. Raji, Quimper8.2 
 3. Tornato, Blois7.7 
 4. Cole, La Rochelle7.7 
 5. Alingue, Souffel7.6 
 6. Inglis, CFBB7.2 
 7. Sall, Rennes7.2 
 8. Calasan, Monaco7.2 
 9. Caskill, Cognac7.0 
 10. Rinna, St Chamond6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.0 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.2 
 3. Rathieuville, Chal.5.4 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.4 
 5. Brochard, Blois4.8 
 6. Thomas, Vichy4.7 
 7. Fellah, Angers B.4.7 
 8. Inglis, CFBB4.0 
 9. Sahraoui, La Roche.4.0 
 10. Minet, Souffel3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.4 
 2. Davis, Blois2.0 
 3. Bennett, Monaco1.9 
 4. Saounera, Rueil1.7 
 5. Rathieuville, Chal.1.7 
 6. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.6 
 7. Pene, Rennes1.6 
 8. Mouillard, Cognac1.6 
 9. Thibedore, Quimper1.6 
 10. Christophe, Mona.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 3. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 4. Diame, Rueil1.3 
 5. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 6. Tornato, Blois1.2 
 7. Traore, Angers B.1.2 
 8. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 9. Smock, CFBB0.8 
 10. Kolb, Quimper0.8 


Blake Schilb claims French ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Chalon and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 29-year old swingman got a double-double of 16 points and fifteen assists, while his team beat Paris-Levallois (#8, 13-14) 93-78. Chalon is placed at 2nd position in French ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Chalon will need more victories to improve their 18-9 record. Schilb has many years of experience at Chalon, through which he has constantly improved. Loyola University of Chicago graduate has very impressive stats this year. Schilb is in league's top in assists (6th best: 5.0apg) and averages solid 54.3% FGP and 41.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) of Roanne. Amagou impressed basketball fans with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course Roanne cruised to a 85-78 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Orleans (#9, 13-14). Roanne's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-11 record is not bad and everything may still change. Amagou is a newcomer at Roanne 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 Ivorian Souleyman Diabate (183-PG-87, agency: Beo Basket) of Nancy (#14). Diabate scored 18 points and passed twelve assists (!!!). He was a key player of Nancy, leading his team to a 94-79 easy win against the higher-ranked ASVEL (#7, 15-12). The chances of Nancy not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 17 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Diabate could try to bring Nancy's a little bit higher in the standings. Diabate has individually a great season in France. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.6apg (2nd best). Souleyman Diabate has also French passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Oliver (198-F-85) of Nanterre - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Coleman Collins (206-C/F-86) of Roanne - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jeremy Leloup (202-F-87) of Dijon - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Herve Toure (202-F-82) of Nancy - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Dominic James (180-PG-86) of Poitiers - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87) of Poitiers - 19 points and 6 rebounds
10. Shelden Williams (206-F-83) of Chalon - 14 points and 10 rebounds

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



Flowers' 28 points and 9 rebounds give him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old forward John Flowers (200-F-89, agency: KMG Sports Management) had an amazing evening in the last round for Denain and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 31.
He had the game-high 28 points adding nine rebounds and six assists for Denain in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Evreux (#2, 22-9) 74-70. Denain maintains the 14th position in French ProB. Denain is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 12-19 record. In the team's last game Flowers had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Denain's top player in his first season with the team. West Virginia University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Flowers is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.1ppg) and averages solid 50.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Tyren Johnson (202-F-88) of Chalons-Reims. He is American forward in his first season at Chalons-Reims. In the last game Johnson recorded impressive 29 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Chalons-Reims lost that game 71-85 to Le Portel (20-11). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Chalons-Reims still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 20-11 record is not bad at all. Johnson is a newcomer at Chalons-Reims and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Alexis Tanghe (208-F/C-90, agency: Beo Basket) of Bourg (#9). Tanghe scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Bourg, leading his team to a 79-73 win against slightly higher-ranked Antibes (#8, 18-13). Bourg needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 17 victories and 14 lost games. Tanghe has a very solid season. In 30 games in France he scored 8.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87) of Evreux - 29 points and 2 assists
5. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) of Boulogne - 20 points and 13 rebounds
6. Errick Craven (188-G-83) of St Vallier - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-PF-88) of Evreux - 17 points and 11 rebounds
8. Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-C/F-82) of Le Portel - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ibrahima Koma (202-F/C-87) of St Vallier - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Markel Humphrey (198-F-87) of Bordeaux - 18 points, 9 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)



ProB Round 31: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News

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

ProB round 31 caused change at the leadership position. Ninth defeat of league's leader ALM Evreux (22-9) against fourteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (12-19) 74-70 was the most important game of the last round. ALM Evreux trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-74 at the end of the game. 24 personal fouls committed by ALM Evreux helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import point guard Lee Humphrey (189-84, college: Florida) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) answered with 29 points and 4 steals (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) for ALM Evreux. Denain Voltaire maintains fourteenth place with 12-19 record. ALM Evreux at the other side dropped to the second position with nine games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. ALM Evreux will play next round against Saint Vallier trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Denain Voltaire will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Olympique Antibes on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Pau-Lacq-Orthez smashed 6th ranked SPO Rouen at home 100-62. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Charles Jackson helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds. As mentioned above they took over a top position. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Antibes. SPO Rouen will play next round against Charleville-Mezieres trying to get back on the winning streak. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will try to continue on its current victory against seventeenth ranked Bordeaux on the road.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Chalons-Reims (20-11) against fifth ranked Le Portel (20-11) on Friday night. Visiting Chalons-Reims was defeated by Le Portel in Le Portel 85-71. It was an exceptional evening for Darnell Wilson who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Tyren Johnson came up with 29 points and 6 rebounds for Chalons-Reims in the defeat. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Chalons-Reims. Le Portel will meet Saint-Quentin (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against Nantes (#16) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Aix-les-Bains. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed SO Maritime Boulogne (19-12) to tenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (16-15) 81-80 on Friday evening. Meredis Houmounou fired 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. Aix-Maurienne maintains tenth place with 16-15 record, which they share with Lille. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 12 games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#12) on the road. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Lille Metropole (#11).

Other games in round 31 were not that significant. Nantes was beaten by St Vallier on the road 84-73. Bourg won against Antibes on its own court 79-73. Fos Ouest outscored Charleville in a road game 76-55. Bordeaux was rolled over Hyeres-Toulon at home 64-86. St Quentin was defeated by Lille on the opponent's court 81-66.


St Vallier - Nantes 84-73

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixteenth ranked Saint Vallier (10-21) beat at home 15th ranked Nantes (10-21) 84-73. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Vallier. Nantes was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saint Vallier players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 30 personal fouls committed by Nantes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Power forward Ibrahima Koma (202-87) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Five Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. American forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Saint Vallier moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with defeated Nantes. Nantes lost third consecutive game. Saint Vallier's next round opponent will be league's second-placed ALM Evreux on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: I.Koma 18+6reb+1ast, C.Melicie 15+6reb+1ast, C.Rouse 14+3reb, E.Craven 13+7reb+10ast, J.Hoyaux 10+4reb+3ast, B.Tinsley 6+2reb+1ast
Nantes: T.Henry 19+15reb, L.Corbett 18+3reb+4ast, M.Drame 13+1reb+1ast, N.Gayon 7+2reb+1ast, K.Idomenee 4+5ast, J.Douillet 4+2reb
gschID: 179513


Bourg - Antibes 79-73

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Olympique Antibes (18-13) lost on the road to ninth ranked JL Bourg (17-14) 79-73. Olympique Antibes was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 26-16 charge of JL Bourg, which allowed them to win the game. Power forward Alexis Tanghe (208-90, agency: Beo Basket) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) added 17 points and 5 steals respectively for lost side. JL Bourg maintains ninth place with 17-14 record. Olympique Antibes at the other side keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be higher ranked Fos Ouest (#6) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Bourg: A.Tanghe 22+10reb+1ast, P.Braud 11+3reb+2ast, M.Sonko 10+7reb+3ast, J.Forte 8+9reb+4ast, J.Sanchez 8+3reb+2ast, S.Dumas 8+7ast
Antibes: T.Blue 23+7reb, A.Hilliard 17+3reb+2ast, B.Monclar 9+1reb+1ast, R.Desroses 7+7reb+3ast, L.Bengaber 5+2reb+1ast, S.Essart 5+2reb
gschID: 179511


Charleville - Fos Ouest 55-76

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Fos Ouest (19-12) rolled over on the road bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-26) 76-55. The game without a history. Fos Ouest led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Charleville-Mezieres' 28. Fos Ouest players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Dia (202-78) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. Coach Remi Giutta's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Frederic Bourdillon (193-91) produced 11 points and 5 assists and guard Damien Pistre (190-83) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Fos Ouest have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Boulogne. Charleville-Mezieres lost seventeenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 26 lost games. Fos Ouest's next round opponent will be JL Bourg (#9) at home. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SPO Rouen (#7).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: M.Dia 20+5reb+2ast, C.Davis 13+3reb+5ast, M.Hachad 12+4reb+4ast, J.Williamson 11+2reb+4ast, S.Giffa 9+9reb+1ast, K.Atamna 5+4reb+2ast
Charleville: D.Pistre 14+3reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 11+2reb+5ast, D.Hudson 9+3ast, T.Toney 9+8reb+1ast, V.Pridotkas 5+7reb+1ast, N.Racon 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 179515


Bordeaux - Hyeres-Toulon 64-86

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked Bordeaux (7-24) was outscored at home by twelfth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (14-17) 86-64. The game without a history. Hyeres-Toulon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Hyeres-Toulon forced 21 Bordeaux turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Hyeres-Toulon players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Naturalized Mali guard Ludovic Chelle (183-83) fired 19 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Coach Jean-Aime Toupane's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Hyeres-Toulon maintains twelfth place with 14-17 record. Bordeaux lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 24 games lost. Hyeres-Toulon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#10) in Aix-les-Bains and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bordeaux will play at home against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: L.Chelle 19+1reb+5ast, J.Newson 16+6reb+2ast, G.Radonjic 15+2reb, R.Wright 13+1ast, L.Sane 13+5reb+4ast, A.Julien 6+7reb+8ast
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 18+9reb+3ast, N.Wyatte 17+5reb+4ast, N.Carter 14+8reb+1ast, G.Darrigand 6+1reb+1ast, K.Thalien 4+2ast, R.Chery 3
gschID: 179514


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Rouen 100-62

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Pau-Lacq-Orthez smashed 6th ranked SPO Rouen at home 100-62. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. The game without a history. Pau-Lacq-Orthez led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to SPO Rouen's 34. Pau-Lacq-Orthez forced 27 SPO Rouen turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by SPO Rouen's players. American players dominated the game. It was a great evening for forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) scored 13 points. As mentioned above they took over a top position. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Antibes. SPO Rouen will play next round against Charleville-Mezieres trying to get back on the winning streak. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will try to continue on its current victory against seventeenth ranked Bordeaux on the road.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 21+5reb+4ast, C.Jackson 17+5reb+2ast, R.Lesca 15+1reb+2ast, D.Denave 13+4reb+7ast, A.Mendy 12+2reb+1ast, F.Lesca 9+1reb+3ast
Rouen: W.McKines 18+8reb+1ast, T.Wesley 13+4reb+3ast, G.Chathuant 13+2reb, M.Diarra 6+5reb, O.Bassett 6+3reb+1ast, M.Gountas 3+1reb
gschID: 179512


Denain - Evreux 74-70

ProB round 31 caused change at the leadership position. Ninth defeat of league's leader ALM Evreux (22-9) against fourteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (12-19) 74-70 was the most important game of the last round. ALM Evreux trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-74 at the end of the game. 24 personal fouls committed by ALM Evreux helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import point guard Lee Humphrey (189-84, college: Florida) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) answered with 29 points and 4 steals (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) added 17 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for ALM Evreux. Denain Voltaire maintains fourteenth place with 12-19 record. ALM Evreux at the other side dropped to the second position with nine games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. ALM Evreux will play next round against Saint Vallier trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Denain Voltaire will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Olympique Antibes on the road.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 28+9reb+6ast, L.Humphrey 10+5reb+2ast, R.Lopez 10+4reb, M.Kitts 7+8reb, X.Gaillou 7+3reb+2ast, C.Cairo 6+4reb+1ast
Evreux: C.Hannah 29+1reb+2ast, S.Ho You Fat 17+11reb+1ast, D.Reed 8+4reb+5ast, B.Hunter 6+3reb+1ast, G.Florimont 5+4reb+1ast, L.Konate 3
gschID: 179510


Lille - St Quentin 81-66

Everything went according to plan when eleventh ranked Lille Metropole (16-15) defeated at home 13th ranked Saint-Quentin (13-18) 81-66. The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 29-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. Lille Metropole players were unselfish on offense dishing 29 assists. American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. point guard Aurelien Rigaux (177-88) chipped in 8 points and 13 assists. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N’Diaye allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized American point guard Jimmal Ball (179-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Maurienne. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin keeps the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Lille Metropole's next round opponent will be higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint-Quentin will play against Le Portel (#4).
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 15+7reb, S.Smith 14+10reb+1ast, S.Bradford 12+6reb, B.Gillet 9+10ast, A.Rigaux 8+3reb+13ast, N.Taccoen 7+8reb+1ast
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 16+12reb+2ast, J.Ball 13+3reb+5ast, K.Bichard 12+2reb+2ast, D.Quincy-Jones 11+5reb+2ast, G.Sylvain 6+3reb, O.Romain 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 179509


Le Portel - Chalons-Reims 85-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Chalons-Reims (20-11) against fifth ranked Le Portel (20-11) on Friday night. Visiting Chalons-Reims was defeated by Le Portel in Le Portel 85-71. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Chalons-Reims managed to win fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Portel dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Chalons-Reims' 32. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) accounted for 19 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) for the winning side. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) came up with 29 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Chalons-Reims in the defeat. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Chalons-Reims. Le Portel will meet Saint-Quentin (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against Nantes (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: C.Bronchard 19+4reb+2ast, D.Wilson 18+5reb+4ast, S.Gay 15+1reb, A.Charles 11+3reb+3ast, R.Taylor 8+4reb+6ast, M.N'Diaye 6+6reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: T.Johnson 29+6reb+3ast, J.Burrell 13+9reb+1ast, P.Poupet 12+2reb+1ast, A.Tsagarakis 5+1reb+1ast, P.Beye 5+3reb, K.Joss-Rauze 3+1reb
gschID: 179508


Maurienne - Boulogne 81-80

A very interesting game took place in Aix-les-Bains. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 4th placed SO Maritime Boulogne (19-12) to tenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (16-15) 81-80 on Friday evening. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 17-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Meredis Houmounou (188-88) fired 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 8 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne maintains tenth place with 16-15 record, which they share with Lille. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 12 games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#12) on the road. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Lille Metropole (#11).
Top scorers:
Maurienne: M.Houmounou 22+1reb+4ast, M.Traore 12+8reb, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 12+5reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 11+2ast, T.Yvrande 10+5reb+2ast, E.Bing 8+10reb+5ast
Boulogne: M.Jaiteh 20+13reb+1ast, Z.Bah 17+1reb+2ast, A.Rowland 15+2reb+6ast, J.Rousselle 12+1ast, A.Loum 6+5reb, M.Diane 4+2reb
gschID: 179507



ProA Round 27: Strasbourg IG is upset by Limoges CSP Elite - by Eurobasket News

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

The game between second ranked Strasbourg IG (17-10) and thirteenth ranked Limoges CSP Elite (11-16) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Strasbourg IG was defeated by Limoges CSP Elite in a tough game in Strasbourg 71-77. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-71. The best player for the winners was American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) chipped in 14 points. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Panagiotis Giannakis 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-Dominican swingman Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers) who recorded 22 points and 7 rebounds. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Le Havre. Strasbourg IG at the other side dropped to the third position with ten games lost. Limoges CSP Elite is looking forward to face higher ranked Paris-Levallois (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Strasbourg IG will play against JDA Dijon (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Leader Gravelines-Dunkerque delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they beat 15th ranked Boulazac Basket (8-19) 63-56. It was a good game for American power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Ludovic Vaty contributed with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) answered with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Boulazac Basket. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 19-8 record. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket keeps the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. They share it with Poitiers. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against JSF Nanterre (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Levallois was also quite interesting. Third ranked Chalon/Saor (18-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Paris-Levallois (13-14). Chalon/Saor defeated Paris-Levallois 93-78 on Saturday. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for Blake Schilb who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 15 assists. The best for the losing side was Sean May with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Paris-Levallois' coach Christophe Denis rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Paris-Levallois lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 14 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chalon/Saor will meet Cholet (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Paris-Levallois will play against Limoges CSP Elite and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Nancy, where higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (15-12) lost to fourteenth ranked Sluc Nancy (10-17) in a road game 79-94. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. It was an exceptional evening for Souleyman Diabate who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 assists. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Sluc Nancy maintains fourteenth place with 10-17 record. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. Sluc Nancy's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Poitiers (#16) on the road.

Other games of round 27 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Le Havre was defeated by Nanterre in a road game 92-85. Le Mans beat Dijon at home 63-59. Cholet won against Poitiers on the opponent's court 77-70. Roanne managed to outperform Orleans in a home game 85-78.


Strasbourg - Limoges 71-77

The game between second ranked Strasbourg IG (17-10) and thirteenth ranked Limoges CSP Elite (11-16) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Strasbourg IG was defeated by Limoges CSP Elite in a tough game in Strasbourg 71-77. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-71. The best player for the winners was American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import point guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) chipped in 14 points. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Panagiotis Giannakis 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-Dominican swingman Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers) who recorded 22 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Le Havre. Strasbourg IG at the other side dropped to the third position with ten games lost. Limoges CSP Elite is looking forward to face higher ranked Paris-Levallois (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Strasbourg IG will play against JDA Dijon (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Limoges: K.McAlarney 14+2reb+2ast, N.Boungou Colo 14+4reb, J.Brockman 11+11reb+2ast, J.Gomis 9+1ast, J.Mipoka 9+2reb+1ast, B.Wanamaker 5+5reb+4ast
Strasbourg: J.Greer 22+7reb+3ast, A.Toupane 13+4reb+1ast, A.Ajinca 12+8reb+1ast, L.Campbell 7+2reb+8ast, R.Greer 6+2ast, M.Zianveni 4+2reb
gschID: 179059


Nanterre - Le Havre 92-85

There was no surprise when 12th ranked STB Le Havre (11-16) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked JSF Nanterre (15-12) 92-85. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 29-23 STB Le Havre's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 92-85 at the end of the game. JSF Nanterre players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Stephen Brun (202-80) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) came up with 23 points and 5 assists and the other American import guard Chester Mason (192-81, college: Miami, OH, agency: N.E.T.) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for STB Le Havre in the defeat. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with ASVEL. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 16 games lost. JSF Nanterre's next round opponent will be Boulazac Basket (#15) on the road and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play against Chorale de Roanne.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Oliver 19+6reb+4ast, S.Brun 19+6reb+1ast, J.Palacios 10+5reb+2ast, J.Nzeulie 9+3reb+2ast, T.Meacham 9+2reb+4ast, D.Lighty 9+2reb+3ast
Le Havre: B.King 23+2reb+5ast, V.Moldoveanu 12+6reb+1ast, C.Mason 11+7reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 10+1reb+2ast, B.Smith 9+2reb+1ast, G.Pitard 7+3reb
gschID: 179058


Paris-Levallois - Chalon 78-93

The game in Levallois was also quite interesting. Third ranked Chalon/Saor (18-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Paris-Levallois (13-14). Chalon/Saor defeated Paris-Levallois 93-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-78. Chalon/Saor outrebounded Paris-Levallois 41-22 including 16 on the offensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 15 assists. Forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) helped adding 14 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) with 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois' coach Christophe Denis rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Paris-Levallois lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 14 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chalon/Saor will meet Cholet (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Paris-Levallois will play against Limoges CSP Elite and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chalon: M.Denmon 17+5reb, B.Schilb 16+8reb+15ast, S.Williams 14+10reb, I.Evtimov 14+4reb+1ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 10+3reb+1ast, N.Lang 8+2reb
Paris-Levallois: G.Oniangue 14+4reb, S.May 14+7reb+2ast, A.Albicy 13+3ast, J.Williams 12+3reb+4ast, J.Cox 11+1reb+2ast, A.Diot 8+2reb+5ast
gschID: 179057


Le Mans - Dijon 63-59

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Le Mans (16-11) defeated at home 10th ranked JDA Dijon (13-14) 63-59. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Le Mans made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for FYR Macedonian-American point guard Darius Washington (188-85, college: Memphis) who led the winners and scored 19 points. American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: KMG Sports Management) accounted for 14 points for the winning side. Forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) added 14 points respectively for JDA Dijon in the defeat. Le Mans maintains fourth place with 16-11 record, which they share with Roanne. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 14 games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be Entente Orleans 45 (#9) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. JDA Dijon will play against Strasbourg IG.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: D.Washington 19+1reb+1ast, C.Long 14+2reb+2ast, C.Victor 8+6reb+1ast, P.Sy 6+6reb+1ast, A.Koffi 6+6reb+1ast, J.Paulo Batista 6+5reb+2ast
Dijon: J.Leloup 20+6reb+3ast, A.Harris 14+4reb+3ast, T.Campbell 11+1reb+3ast, Z.Moss 8+8reb, P.Miller 2+3reb, M.Mutuale 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179056


Poitiers - Cholet 70-77

Very expected game when 16th ranked Poitiers (8-19) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked Cholet (13-14) 77-70. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-14. But Poitiers won third quarter 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was also dominated by American players. It was an exceptional evening for guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) accounted for 13 points and 7 assists for the winning side. point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) came up with 18 points and 5 assists and forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Poitiers in the defeat. Cholet moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Poitiers at the other side stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. Cholet's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Chalon/Saor at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Poitiers will play against Sluc Nancy (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cholet: A.Coleman 18+7reb+3ast, T.Bryant 16+3reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 13+4reb+7ast, R.Jomby 9+6reb+2ast, M.Goree 9+5reb, K.Souchu 6+2reb+2ast
Poitiers: A.Nivins 19+6reb, D.James 18+4reb+5ast, A.Grant 9+1reb+2ast, L.Kante 9+5reb, A.Dobbins 6+9reb+5ast, P.Badiane 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179055


Gravelines - Boulazac 63-56

Leader Gravelines-Dunkerque delivered the nineteenth victory. This time they beat 15th ranked Boulazac Basket (8-19) 63-56. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 18-8 run, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. American Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) answered with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Thomas Dubiez (195-80) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 19-8 record. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket keeps the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. They share it with Poitiers. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against JSF Nanterre (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: J.Edwards 15+7reb+2ast, D.Buycks 14+2ast, K.Winston 11+7reb+1ast, L.Vaty 10+10reb, J.Johnson 5+4reb, Y.Bokolo 4+1ast
Boulazac: T.Dubiez 16+6reb, A.McKenzie 12+6reb+5ast, D.Ramseier 10+2reb, T.Smith 8+4reb+4ast, M.Jefferson 4+5reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 179054


Nancy - ASVEL 94-79

We should mention about the upset which took place in Nancy, where higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (15-12) lost to fourteenth ranked Sluc Nancy (10-17) in a road game 79-94. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Sluc Nancy. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 assists. Naturalized Ivorian forward Herve Toure (202-82) accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Five Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. Nigerian power forward Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-78, college: Wyoming, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 11 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Paccelis Morlende (189-81) added 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Sluc Nancy maintains fourteenth place with 10-17 record. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. Sluc Nancy's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Poitiers (#16) on the road.
Top scorers:
Nancy: H.Toure 18+9reb+2ast, S.Diabate 18+4reb+12ast, M.Sommerville 17+5reb+1ast, J.Shuler 12+1ast, C.Marquis 12+9reb, B.Brown 6+1reb
ASVEL: P.Morlende 15+3reb+1ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 11+8reb+1ast, T.Abromaitis 11+2reb+2ast, M.Thompson 9+2reb+4ast, E.Jackson 9+3reb+4ast, A.Sy 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179053


Roanne - Orleans 85-78

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Chorale de Roanne (16-11) beat at home 9th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (13-14) 85-78. Chorale de Roanne made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Chorale de Roanne outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 34-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Entente Orleans 45 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 4 assists. The former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) came up with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import swingman Torrell Martin (196-85, college: Winthrop) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Entente Orleans 45 in the defeat. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Mans. Entente Orleans 45 at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 14 games lost. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be STB Le Havre (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Le Mans (#4).
Top scorers:
Roanne: P.Amagou 25+3reb+4ast, W.Gradit 19+5reb+2ast, M.Howard 17+6reb+2ast, C.Collins 10+13reb+2ast, R.Reid 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 3+2reb+7ast
Orleans: B.Greene 20+6reb+6ast, T.Martin 16+5reb+3ast, T.Dials 12+4reb, A.Eito 8+1reb+5ast, D.Adams 7+2reb+1ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 6+1ast
gschID: 179052



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo19.7 
 2. Radunovic, Lirija17.2 
 3. Bogoev, MZT Skopje16.0 
 4. Jelesijevic, Rabot.15.6 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.15.4 
 6. Lukovic, Kumanovo15.3 
 7. Gocevski, Kozuv14.3 
 8. Janjusevic, Rovina.14.0 
 9. Sharper, Rabotnicki14.0 
 10. Dimcevski, Kuman.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dragan KERKEZ
  Vardar
  (--89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Kerkez, Vardar10.3 
 2. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.6 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.8 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija7.6 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.6.7 
 6. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.6.3 
 7. Kostevski, Vardar6.3 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.5.8 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija5.6 
 10. Bozovic, Kozuv5.1 
Assists Per Game
 Eftim BOGOEV
  MZT Skopje
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Bogoev, MZT Skopje5.1 
 2. Samardziev, Feni I.4.0 
 3. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.9 
 4. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.6 
 5. Morban, Lirija3.5 
 6. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.5 
 7. Sokolov, Feni I.2.8 
 8. Petrovski, Rabotni.2.7 
 9. Radunovic, Lirija2.5 
 10. Petrovski, Vardar2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Balsa RADUNOVIC
  Lirija
  (207-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Radunovic, Lirija1.8 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 3. Bogoev, MZT Skopje1.5 
 4. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 5. Stajic, Lirija1.4 
 6. Kerkez, Vardar1.2 
 7. Marjanovic, Pelist.1.1 
 8. Zivcevic, Rabotnic.1.1 
 9. Morban, Lirija1.1 
 10. Janjusevic, Rovin.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.9 
 2. Jelesijevic, Rabot.1.1 
 3. Radojevic, Lirija1.0 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.0 
 5. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.9 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.7 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.6 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.0.4 
 9. Avramovski, Rabot.0.4 
 10. Kerkez, Vardar0.4 



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  GEORGIA   

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Olimpi 17-3 
 2. MIA Academy 17-3 
 3. Rustavi 14-6 
 4. Armia 14-6 
 5. Dinamo Tbilisi 13-7 
 6. Kutaisi 12-8 
 7. Sokhumi 9-11 
 8. TSU Tbilisi 6-14 
 9. Batumi 5-15 
 10. Samedicino 2-18 
 11. STU Tbilisi 1-19 

Regular Season: Round 22

Apr. 13: Olimpi - Armia 88-56
Apr. 12: Kutaisi - Sokhumi 87-76
Apr. 12: Rustavi - Batumi 84-73
Apr. 13: Dinamo Tbilisi - STU Tbilisi 111-88
Apr. 13: MIA Academy - Samedicino 104-31

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

Apr. 23: Olimpi - TSU Tbilisi
Apr. 23: Armia - Dinamo Tbilisi
Apr. 23: MIA Academy - Sokhumi
Apr. 23: Rustavi - Kutaisi


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.4 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.1 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.20.0 
 4. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.9 
 5. Nelson, Rustavi17.6 
 6. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.4 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.4 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 9. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.6 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.6 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.12.5 
 4. Kadaria, Sokhumi12.2 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.6 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.2 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 8. Revazashvili, Same.7.8 
 9. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.7.6 
 10. Berishvili, Olimpi7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.6 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.6.1 
 3. Sokk, Olimpi5.9 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.6 
 5. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.4 
 6. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 7. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 8. Bowie, Rustavi5.4 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.9 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.5 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.1 
 3. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 5. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.7 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 7. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.7 
 8. Fatsatsia, Olimpi1.6 
 9. Toudjani, Rustavi1.5 
 10. Gamqrelidze, Armia1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.2 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 3. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 4. Milosevic, Olimpi1.4 
 5. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 6. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.1 
 7. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 8. Aselaini, TSU T.1.0 
 9. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 
 10. Sharabidze, Armia0.8 


Stevan Milosevic claims Georgian Superleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Olimpi and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 27-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Armia (#4, 14-6) with 32-point margin 88-56. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Olimpi to consolidate first place in the Georgian Superleague. Olimpi have a solid 17-3 record. Milosevic turned to be Olimpi's top player in his first season with the team. Milosevic has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 12.7rpg. Milosevic is in league's top in and averages solid 1.3bpg and 60.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Flynn Clayman (206-F-88, agency: Three Eye Sports) of Dinamo Tbilisi. Clayman impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Dinamo Tbilisi to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked STU Tbilisi (#11, 1-19) 111-88. Dinamo Tbilisi's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Clayman is a newcomer at Dinamo Tbilisi 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 another Dinamo Tbilisi's star - American Keyon Carter (203-F-88, agency: Two Points). Carter scored 29 points and passed five assists. He was another key player of Dinamo Tbilisi, helping his team with a 111-88 easy win against the lower-ranked STU Tbilisi (#11, 1-19). Dinamo Tbilisi needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 7 lost games. Carter has a very solid season. In 8 games in Georgia he scored 16.8ppg. He also has 7.5rpg and FGP: 59.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Avtandil Eliashvili (200-F-89) of Batumi - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) of MIA Academy - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Kyle Nelson (203-F-89) of Rustavi - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Zaur Pashayev (188-G-83) of Kutaisi - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Lamar Karim (178-PG-83) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Giorgi Kvelashvili (206-C-81) of Batumi - 18 points and 14 rebounds

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



Olimpi wins the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Superleague just ended. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Olimpi (#1) and Armia (#3). Olimpi (17-3) smashed visiting Armia (14-6) by 32 points 88-56. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game, while Armia only scored eight points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Olimpi made 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Armia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Forward Levan Fatsatsia (198-88) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) produced 15 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olimpi have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-3 record, which they share with MIA Academy. Defending champion Armia keeps the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Rustavi.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Tbilisi. Local MIA (17-3) outscored 10th ranked Samedicino-Academia (2-18) 104-31. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Merab Bokolishvili contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Center Giorgi Periashvili (210-91) replied with 10 points and 7 rebounds for Samedicino-Academia. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MIA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Olimpi. Samedicino-Academia lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 18 games lost.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tbilisi: Dinamo Tbilisi (#5) and STU (#11). Dinamo Tbilisi (13-7) smashed visiting STU (1-19) by 23 points 111-88. Flynn Clayman scored 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Tato Chachibaia responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dinamo Tbilisi have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-7 record. STU at the other side stay dead last with 19 lost games.

In the last two games of round 22 Sokhumi was defeated by Kutaisi in a road game 87-76. Rustavi beat Batumi at home 84-73.


MIA Academy - Samedicino 104-31

The game with biggest result difference took place in Tbilisi. Local MIA (17-3) outscored 10th ranked Samedicino-Academia (2-18) 104-31. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Samedicino-Academia to just 4 points in fourth quarter. MIA held Samedicino-Academia to an opponent 18.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.7 percent accuracy of the winners and had 25 for 35 from the free-throw line, while Samedicino-Academia only scored five points from the stripe. MIA forced 20 Samedicino-Academia turnovers and outrebounded them 55-33 including a 45-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. MIA players were unselfish on offense dishing 36 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Samedicino-Academia's players. Samedicino-Academia was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. International Merab Bokolishvili (198-92) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five MIA players scored in double figures. Center Giorgi Periashvili (210-91) replied with 10 points and 7 rebounds and forward Zurab Maisuradze (195-91) added 11 points in the effort for Samedicino-Academia. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MIA keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Olimpi. Samedicino-Academia lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 18 games lost.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 27+9reb+4ast, M.Bokolishvili 13+4reb+6ast, C.Prewitt 12+4reb+4ast, R.Rogava 11+5reb+3ast, D.Vaughn 11+5reb+6ast, B.Raymond 11+7reb+5ast
Samedicino: Z.Maisuradze 11+2reb+1ast, G.Periashvili 10+7reb+1ast, G.Gaprindashvili 7+1reb+5ast, L.Revazashvili 3+8reb+1ast, B.Kevlishvili 0, I.Gabisonia 0+5reb+1ast
gschID: 231616


Dinamo Tbilisi - STU Tbilisi 111-88

Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tbilisi: Dinamo Tbilisi (#5) and STU (#11). Dinamo Tbilisi (13-7) smashed visiting STU (1-19) by 23 points 111-88. The game was mostly controlled by Dinamo Tbilisi. STU managed to win fourth quarter 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dinamo Tbilisi dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to STU's 34. Dinamo Tbilisi had a 32-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American forward Flynn Clayman (206-88, college: Cumberlands, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Two Points) chipped in 29 points, 5 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and forward Giorgi Kvetenadze (201-90) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four STU players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dinamo Tbilisi have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-7 record. STU at the other side stay dead last with 19 lost games.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: F.Clayman 29+9reb+4ast, K.Carter 29+4reb+5ast, L.Karim 19+5reb+6ast, I.Lezhava 9+5reb+3ast, S.Gelazonia 6+2reb, I.Keidia 6+4reb+3ast
STU Tbilisi: T.Chachibaia 22+8reb+3ast, G.Kvetenadze 16+5reb+2ast, Z.Machaladze 12+9reb+1ast, B.Koridze 10+2reb+5ast, D.Dvalishvili 9+1reb, V.Janashia 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 231615


Olimpi - Armia 88-56

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Olimpi (#1) and Armia (#3). Olimpi (17-3) smashed visiting Armia (14-6) by 32 points 88-56. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game, while Armia only scored eight points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Olimpi made 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Armia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Forward Levan Fatsatsia (198-88) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) produced 15 points and the former international forward Irakli Sakvarelidze (201-86, college: Dominican, NY) added 6 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olimpi have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-3 record, which they share with MIA Academy. Defending champion Armia keeps the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Rustavi.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: S.Milosevic 25+11reb+1ast, L.Fatsatsia 23+5reb+2ast, I.Mikeladze 10+1ast, M.Berishvili 9+9reb+3ast, S.Sokk 7+3reb+6ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 6+2reb+4ast
Armia: L.Parghalava 15+4reb, G.Sharabidze 10+4reb, B.Tsivtsivadze 9+1reb+1ast, G.Jgerenaia 8+7reb, I.Sakvarelidze 6+6reb+3ast, Z.Babiashvili 4+6reb
gschID: 231614


Kutaisi - Sokhumi 87-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Sokhumi's (9-11) road loss to sixth ranked Kutaisi (12-8) 76-87 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Kutaisi. Sokhumi managed to win second period 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kutaisi looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashayev (188-83) scored 23 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge for the winners and international center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) chipped in 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and Serbian guard Bosko Stojakovic (196-84) scored 15 points and 8 assists. Four Sokhumi players scored in double figures. Kutaisi maintains sixth position with 12-8 record. Loser Sokhumi keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: Z.Pashayev 23+6reb+4ast, G.Barbakadze 19+3reb+1ast, R.Matiashvili 15+9reb+5ast, L.Grdzelidze 8+1reb+3ast, R.Didia 8+5reb+6ast, T.Babunashvili 8+2ast
Sokhumi: S.Atuashvili 21+13reb+1ast, B.Stojakovic 15+3reb+8ast, V.Kadaria 15+7reb+1ast, G.Shvangiradze 11+3reb+1ast, R.Baakashvili 9+1reb+1ast, D.Dekanoidze 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 231613


Rustavi - Batumi 84-73

No shocking result in a game in Rustavi where fourth ranked Energy Invest (14-6) defeated 9th ranked Batumi (5-15) 84-73 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 31-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Energy Invest looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Batumi's players. American forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side naturalized Russian center Giorgi Kvelashvili (206-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and Nika Ramishvili (179-94) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. Four Batumi players scored in double figures. Energy Invest moved-up to third place, which they share with Armia. Loser Batumi keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: K.Nelson 22+6reb+5ast, N.Bowie 16+7reb+7ast, M.Abaishvili 9+2reb+2ast, L.Tsekvava 8+4reb+2ast, Z.Machavariani 8+2reb+3ast, D.Gugava 8+5reb+3ast
Batumi: N.Ramishvili 24+6reb+2ast, G.Kvelashvili 18+14reb+1ast, I.Maisuradze 17+5reb+1ast, A.Eliashvili 14+14reb+3ast, N.Sigua 0, N.Kokobinadze 0
gschID: 231612



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 24-6 
 2. EWE Baskets 21-8 
 3. B.Muenchen 20-12 
 4. Ratiopharm 19-10 
 5. ALBA 18-12 
 6. Art.Dragons 17-13 
 7. Phoenix Hagen 17-14 
 8. s.Oliver Baskets 17-15 
 9. Telekom Baskets 16-14 
 10. Walter Tigers 15-16 
 11. Bremerhaven 13-17 
 12. TBB Trier 13-17 
 13. MBC 13-18 
 14. Fraport SKY 13-19 
 15. NY Phantoms 12-19 
 16. Bayreuth 12-19 
 17. Neckar L'burg 12-20 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-27 

Regular Season: Round 32

Apr. 13: ALBA - MBC 82-81
Apr. 13: Telekom Baskets - Fraport SKY 81-75
Apr. 13: Neckar L'burg - NY Phantoms 80-65
Apr. 13: Bayreuth - Brose Bask. 77-95
Apr. 13: LTi 46ers - s.Oliver Baskets 67-89
Apr. 13: B.Muenchen - Phoenix Hagen 119-83
Apr. 14: Bremerhaven - EWE Baskets
Apr. 14: Ratiopharm - Art.Dragons
Apr. 14: TBB Trier - Walter Tigers


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17
 1. White, Phoenix17.0 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.4 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.15.8 
 4. Peacock, Fraport15.5 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.4 
 6. Brooks, Fraport SKY15.1 
 7. Rice, B.Muenchen15.1 
 8. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.5 
 9. Thompson, ALBA14.1 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.0 
 2. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.1 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 6. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 7. King, Art.Dragons6.3 
 8. Linhart, TBB Trier6.3 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.8 
 3. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.4 
 4. White, Phoenix4.4 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.2 
 6. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 8. Timberlake, MBC3.5 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.4 
 10. Taylor, Neckar L.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.1.8 
 3. White, Phoenix1.8 
 4. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.6 
 6. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 8. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 9. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.7 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Ford, Brose Bask.1.3 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.3 
 6. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.3 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.1.0 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.1 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.8 
 3. Griffin, Gotha18.2 
 4. White, Heidelberg16.8 
 5. Nixon, NBC16.8 
 6. Williams, Vechta16.3 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen16.2 
 8. Barker, Jena15.3 
 9. Roessler, Karlsruhe15.2 
 10. Kelly, Cuxhaven15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald LAWSON
  Chemnitz
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Lawson, Chemnitz10.3 
 2. Gadley, Duesseldorf9.4 
 3. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.1 
 5. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.9 
 6. Johnson, Crailsheim7.9 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.9 
 8. Smith, NBC7.6 
 9. Calvin, Ehingen7.5 
 10. Henley, ETB W.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, Vechta7.3 
 2. Coleman, Crailsheim6.1 
 3. Smith, NBC5.7 
 4. Aud, Finke Baskets5.5 
 5. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.1 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.9 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
 8. Sollazzo, Leipzig4.5 
 9. Barker, Jena4.4 
 10. Jeka, Jena4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Williams, Vechta2.7 
 2. Hardy, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.2 
 4. Matthews, Ehingen2.1 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 6. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.7 
 7. Johnson, Duesseld.1.6 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.6 
 9. Bynum, Chemnitz1.5 
 10. Williamson, Ehing.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 2. Gadley, Duesseldorf1.7 
 3. Crowder, Heide.1.4 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz1.3 
 5. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.2 
 6. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.1 
 7. Tyrna, Leipzig1.1 
 8. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 9. Henley, ETB W.0.9 
 10. Johnson, Crailshe.0.9 


Adam Waleskowski (Duesseldorf Baskets) We Need To Have A 100% Team Effort For 40 Minutes In Game 5 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Adam Waleskowski (204-F-82, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Florida St.) is a 30 year old 203cm power forward that was born in Cape Girardeau in the United States that also ha sthe German citizenship. This season he is playing for the Duesseldorf Baskets in the Pro A. . He played at Florida St. (NCAA) from 2001-2005. He played at Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (Germany-2.Bundesliga) from 2005-2007, but in the second half of the 2006-2007 season moved to Etendard de Brest (France-ProB, starting five): 18 games: 14.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.3), 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%. In 2007, he recieved the German Citizenship and played for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB, starting five): 26 games: 14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 70.6%. In 2008-2009, he played for JSF Nanterre (France-ProB), French League: 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.5%, FT: 37.5%; left in Nov.'08, in Jan.'09 moved to Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): 11pts, 17reb, 1ast, 1steal, in April '09 signed at Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProA): 4 games: 4.8ppg. In 2009-2010 he played for Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A). In 2010-2011, he played for BG Goettingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): EuroCup: 8 games: 3.6ppg, 2.1rpg, left in Feb. '11; German League: 20 games: 8.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 76.7% Last season, he played for Pizza Express Apollon (Cyprus-Division A): 7 games: 6.4ppg, left in Dec.'11, in Mar.'12 moved to Astrum Levice (Czech Rep.-NBL): 9 games: 10.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.6%, FT: 76.5%; played also at Onyx Levice (Slovakia-Extraliga): 4 games: 4.3ppg He spoke to eurobasket after the Duesseldorf Baskets after the game four win in Nurnberg.

Congrats on the 75-66 win in game four in Nurnberg. The team really understood that it was time to win and nobody wanted to go home yet. How proud are of the team and how they stepped up?


I am really proud of how our team played. Everyone knew the challenge that was, and still is, ahead of us. Tonight we stepped up together and got a tough road win. Now, we have to do it again on Sunday at Castello.


Duesseldorf had the 35-32 lead at halftime. The game was very tight. What was the biggest difference in the game between both teams besides the three point Baskets lead?

There were not a lot of differences, but I think the main one was our points in the paint versus their points in the paint. We had a very strong presence in the paint this game and forced them to rely on their outside shooting to keep them in the game.


The Duesseldorf Baskets scored 24 points and were able to win the game controlling the game in the fourth quarter. What was key for getting the win at the end?

We played really strong defense throughout the whole game, and especially in the fourth quarter. Also, their big men were in foul trouble and we kept attacking them inside. As opposed to game 3, when we needed baskets we found them and made them.


Duesseldorf held NBC to 66 points and under 40% shooting. What adjustments did the Baskets do defensively from game three?

This question I will tell you after the series is over...We just need to keep playing strong team defense.

American Chris Gadley was a beast with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Scoring inside was easier in game four than in the last games. How much did the team help contribute to the better inside scoring in game four?

Chris had a huge game for us! He really set the tone inside for the rest of our team. When he is playing that well, it makes the offense flow much easier. So, we did a good job of getting the ball into him in positions to score. He was able to finish strong and when the double team came he did a great job of kicking it out to the open shooters.

Game 5 do or die at Castello. The Duesseldorf Baskets can only go confident into this game. What will be key to winning game five besides good defense and throwing the ball inside?

Game 5 has the same circumstances as game 4. It's win or go home. We need to have a 100% team effort for 40 minutes in game 5. The rest is just X's and O's.

How surprised were you that Science City Jena threw out BG Goettingen?

I was not very surprised at all. Gttingen had a great team and a great season, and Jena the same. We played Jena our second to last game before the playoffs and I got to see just how good of a team they can be.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Hunger Games.

Thanks Adam for the chat.




Jack Eggleston (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) Weissonhorn Will Give Us A Very Competitive Series - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Jack Eggleston (203-PF-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) is a 24 year old 203cm power forward from Noblesville, Indiana that is playing his second year as a professional for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen in the German Pro B. He played at Pennsylvania (NCAA) from 2007-2011. He played a total of 125 NCAA games. In his senior year he played 28 games: 13.2ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 45.1%, FT: 73.5%. Last season for Leverkusen he played 23 games: 14.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 71.2%. He spoke to eurobasket before the series against Weissenhorn.

Congrats on advancing to the next round in the PRO B playoffs. The last two games against the Sixers was decided by only 8 points. What was key for the team getting by?

I thought we did a better job of defending in the second half of game 3. We didn't play our best basketball but guys stepped up and hit some big shots when we needed them.

The Bayer Giants Leverkusen were focused as a team to win game three, but how much fun was it seeing Parker and Simmons battle in the scoring department?

Well it's always fun to see Josh do what he does and put on an offensive show, but it was no fun to see Simmons shoot the ball that well. I kept telling him he was going to start missing soon but he never did.

Josh Parker averaged 36 points in the three game series. Ok nothing surprises you anymore. Will you be surprised if he starts hitting for 50 points in the next series against Weissenhorn?

Fifty points is a big number. But you know what if he's shooting the ball like he has been, teams will try to pressure him on the ball. When they do that, they foul him and send him to the line. It could happen.

How important was Olegas Legankovas who scored 17 points in the third game. Do the teammates notice his input despite having a Josh Parker around?

Oleg was a monster this series. With Matthias Goddek injured and Marc Rass suspended, we needed somebody to give us some production on the wing and he certainly provided that. For such a young kid to step up in the playoffs like that was impressive.


The Bayer Giants Leverkusen split the season series with Weissenhorn. What kind of a series can we await this time?

I have no doubt that Weissenhorn will give us a very competitive series. They defend aggressively and have several potent offensive weapons. I'm excited to see how things turn out.


How key will it be not having to deal with Myles Hesson who moved up to ratiopharm Ulm?

We don't really worry too much about who will or won't be on the court for the other team. After playing against a few teams with BBL affiliates, we know that we just need to worry about our team and our preparation.


Til Joschka Johnke could be the key player to contain. What else will be key in getting by Weissenhorn?

We're all looking forward to playing against Till because he's a very good player and a former Bayer Giant. He plays every game as hard as anybody in the Pro B so it will be key to match his energy while he's on the floor.


Now that March Madness is over, what sporting events do you focus on?

As I'm writing this I'm watching the Masters. This weekend is always one of my favorites of the year in sports. After that though, my focus will be on the NBA playoffs and the MLB season.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I just watched The Lives of Others. Trying to work on my German haha.

Thanks Jack for the chat.





Can Jamel Mclean Make The Legendary Name Ewing Forgotten In Bonn? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Fraport Skyliner forward Danilo Barthel may never forget October 27th, 2012 as this was the day where his flight to the hoop and nickname white MAN can jump was born as he made an explosive, nasty and posterizing slam dunk over Patrick Ewing jr that had the American not shaken up, but searching for his jock strap on the Fraport arena floor. Ewing Jr played a total of 12 Beko BBL games averaging 11,5ppg and 6,1rpg and in his last two games shinned scoring 18 points against FC Bayern Munich and grabbing a double double against Wurzburg, but then was released. He just didnt seem to fit into the plans of head coach Michael Koch. Bonn looked for that replacement and thought they had had it with American Marquis Blakely, but after all the internet chat and media, the American landed in Ludwigsburg. The team finally found American Jamel McLean (203-F-88, college: Xavier) who hails from Virginia and like Ewing is the same height at 203cm. The biggest difference is that he is four years younger and only in his second professional season. Mclean had some well known company at Xavier playing with Beko BBL players like Stanley Burrell and gum chewer Kenny Frease and NBA players like Derrick Brown and Jordan Crawford. He had his success in the NCAA reaching the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 with Xavier. Last season as a rookie he played for Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Belgium-D1): 36 games: 9.3ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 62.8%. This season, he started with Givova Scafati Basket (Italy-Lega2, starting five), in Oct.'12 moved to Telenet Oostende (Belgium-Ethias League), left in Dec.'12: Eurocup: 6 games: 4.7ppg, 4.8rpg; Belgian Ethias League: 5 games: 7.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 52.0%, FT: 42.9%. He came to the Telekom Baskets Bonn in january and currently averaging 10,0ppg, 5,4rpg and 1,0. He also played solid in Eurochallenge action averaging 10,0ppg and 6,6rpg. He is slowly getting used to the Beko BBL style and had a strong game against TBB Trier scoring 16 points and hauling down 10 rebounds. His teammate Andrej mangold sees a distinct difference between Ewing and Mclean. Both are excellent players, but the biggest difference is that Mclean is more of an inside presence and not so form the perimeter the way Ewing is. Mclean is more of a zone player, stressed Andrej Magold.

This season Michael Koch was back at the drawing board and was able to construct another very interesting team that will be fighting for the playoffs. As it is every season, there is always the difficulty of keeping talented players that had good seasons and get tempted by the big money. One of these players was Tony Gaffney who went to the ACB in Spain. The combination of Jared Jordan to Tony Gaffney ally-ops were about as usual at least each game as a Konstantin Klein to Johannes Voigtmann give and go play is with the Fraport Skyliners. The team also said farewell to mini microwave Taylor Battle and Simonas Serapinas and little used German Daniel Hain. The team was able to keep dinosaur Chris Ensminger that is turning 39, but always seems to stay at the age of 28 in body on the court and top playmaker Jared Jordan who will be the key to the success of the team. Benas Veikalas was also kept as well as Germans Andrej Mangold, Fabian Thulig and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann. The team picked up four new players with three Americans and one German. The most famous name is Patrick Ewing jr who has NBA experience and is played his first season in Europe and the club hoped that he would be even a bigger presence under the boards than Tony Gaffney was, but that proved to be wrong as he left the team months ago. Robert Vaden also has NBA experience as well as European experience. He is about as deadly a shooter as they come and will give the team a lot of depth from outside as well as from the mid distance where he hits a majority of his shots. Koch also brought in a rookie with Kyle Weems who is a power forward and played at Missouri State. He lost seven pounds during the summer and is agile enough to play the position three if needed. Finally Koch brought in David Mccray who had played in Ludwigsburg since 2007, but never was able to make the big breakthrough. He now has a new chance and is known as a rugged defender that can score when needed and runs around the court like the brother of Derrick Allen with his hectic play. He also is like an extra assistant coach on the court which can always be beneficial. The strength of the Telekom Baskets Bonn this season will be their quickness. With Jordan you have a passer that can find any teammate at any time. He will be the main force on keeping the offense going. The team also is looking forward to playing defense and have two pit bull dogs with Germans David Mccray and Andrej Mangold. A weakness could be the boards if the project isnt done properly. Ensminger is turning 39 and one can never know if an injury will occur. The back up center is little used German Wolfarth-Bottermann. He will have to give stability and the team will have to pride team rebounding as a whole. Bonn will have to stay healthy if they want to have a chance of reaching the Beko BBL playoffs this season. I like how Bonn play this season. They will play well. They have good gaurds and inside players. All in all a good mix of Indians and chiefs. They play disciplined basketball like bringing the ball to Ensminger and like to change the rhythm on defense. I think that Koch has done a good job this year with finding the right quality of players that will mesh together, said basketball expert Steven Clauss.

In the last Six seasons, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners only have a 6-12 record. It doesnt matter if Frankfurt played at the old gym or in the new arena, Frankfurt is 0-9 in this time. The last time, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners won in Bonn, New England patriot Tom Brady had not sipped champagne yet as a third Super Bowl winner, Jurgen Klinsmann was still coach of the German national soccer team, Paul Potts was still selling cell phones and singing in front of the mirror and the terrifying Tsunami was only a few days old as Frankfurt won in Bonn on January 1st 2005 with a 79-67 win as Chris Williams exploded with 27 points and 16 rebounds.In the 2010-2011 season the Skyliners lost a tight 92-89 game shortly before the new year as Nic wise took control in crunch time.The 20 point, eight rebound and seven assist performance didnt help in the losing cause from Dashaun Wood. Frankfurt got revenge in the return date in the Ballsporthalle as they took apart Bonn 78-60 as Dashaun Wood led all scorers with 20 points and no Bonn player scored in double figures. In their first meeting last season, the Telekom Baskets Bonn won 79-64 as Bonn was leading 41-34 at halftime and had a strong 22-12 third quarter that iced the cake for the win. Simonas Serapinas Led Bonn with 20 points, while the two ex Skyliners Justin Gray contributed 21 points and Jon Leuer 16 points. Frankfurt shot under 40% and were out rebounded badly. In the return game in Bonn, Frankfurt lost 81-62 not reaching the Beko BBL playoffs. The Skyliners had no method of stoping Chris Ensminger that had 24 points. Jermareo Davidosn added 18 points and Jimmy Mckinney had 13 points in his last game as a Skyliner. The Fraport Skyliners won the first game this season in Frankfurt 78-53 displaying the typical Katzurian defense and containing top point guard Jared Jordan to nine points and only two assists. Frankfurt was led by ex Skyliner Dion Dowell who had 17 points and Zach Peacock chipped in with 14 points. The Fraport Skyliners come into the Bonn game resting in 14th place with a record of 13-17 and two wins more than 17th placed Ludwigsburg and will play their last road game of the season in Bonn. With a win in Bonn, Frankfurt should be safe to be able to return to the Beko BBL next season. The Telekom Baskets Bonn are looking for a return trip to the playoffs something the yhave done each season under Michael Koch since he took over in 2005 except one time. Currently Bonn ha sthe last playoff spot at eight having a record of 16-14, but have stiff competition from Wurzburg who also have 16 wins and are in ninth place. Bonn is coming off a 80-74 loss in Tuebingen, but have won three of the last four games.

The club did a fantastic job complementing the team with 38 year old 209cm center veteran Chris Ensminger in 2009-2010 and has returned for a fourth season and just keeps going is as known in the BEKO BBL as jiffy popcorn in the states. He is a BBL statesman that has won two BBL titles with Bamberg in 2005 and 2007, had season double double averages in the BBL with ppg and rpg from 2001-2005. He always gives 100% with relentless hard work under the hoop and one has to look closely for him to sneak a smile during a game. He is a strong center with fantastic rebound-skills, can score from the low-post. He is right handed, but shoots FTs with the left hand. His biggest success was with Bamberg, but he also played in Paderborn and MBC. Before he came to Germany, he played in the NCAA with Valparaiso from 1992-1996. Then he got his first experience as a professional basketball player in Portugal, France and New Zealand. In 2010-2011 for Bonn, he played EuroCup: 5 games: 16.0ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 75.0%; German League: 35 games: 12.8ppg, Reb-2 (8.5rpg), 1.1apg, FGP: 54.9%, FT: 74.0%. Ensminger may be 37, but his intelligence may out weigh his talent. Ensminger plays so hard and is always in the right position on the boards. He wont out jump anyone, but he is pretty smart, stressed Quentin Pryor. Former teammate Steve Wright has fond memories of the native from Ohio as they were played together in Paderborn. Chris is smarter than his opponents and always puts himself in the right position. He is extremely disciplined and is a leader. I dont think there is really a way to stop him as he is very consistent. He was like a big brother for me and when he gave me advice I listened, added ex New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig guard Steven Wright. The game of Ensminger also seems to have a special taste as he is always a joy to watch. His hook shot at the 2010 BEKO BBL Allstar game was very nice. He has an old school game so I wasnt shocked when I saw it. He seems to have a bag of shots like that, commented Quentin Pryor. Alex King played two seasons with the veteran that plays like a 28 year old. He is one of the best centers in the league and can do it all under the hoop, pass, and use both hands. He is just a complete player. Of the court he is a quiet player, but one that you can talk to. I have a lot of respect for him, expressed Alex King. Last season, he played EuroChallenge: 11 games: 12.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 60.6%, FT: 70.6%; German League: 37 games: 14.8ppg, Reb-4 (7.3rpg), 1.4apg, FGP: 57.3%, FT: 75.4%

The team also brought back Jared Jordan who is a 28 year old 188cm point guard from Hartford that understands how to run a team. Has great court vision and leadership. He played at Marist from 2003-2007 and finished his last two seasons as the top assist man in the NCAA with 8,5a nd 8,7apg. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round in 2007. He never played in the NBA, but was always very close as he visited training camps with The New York Knicks in 2007 and New Orleans Hornets in 2008. Before coming to Bonn in 2009, he played for top team Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL) and had a stint in the D-league for Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League): 36 games: 10.9ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-2 (9.0apg), 2.0spg, FGP: 45.9%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 70.3%. In his first season with Bonn, he played EuroCup: 5 games: 6.4ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.4apg, FGP: 37.9%, 3PT: 10.5%, FT: 80.0%; German League: 37 games: 9.0ppg, 4.2rpg, Assists-4 (5.3apg), FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 76.8%. In 2010-2011, he played for VAP Kolossos Rodou (Greece-A1, starting five): 27 games: 6.3ppg, 2.6rpg, Assists-1 (5.5apg), FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 23.2%, FT: 56.0%. Last season for Bonn, he played German League: 36 games: 10.7ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-1 (8.2apg), 1.0spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 81.4%; EuroChallenge: 12 games: 10.6ppg, 4.6rpg, Assists-1 (8.8apg), FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 55.6%. The team also returns Benas Veikalas for a second season as he is a 29 year old 192cm guard from Lituvania. He got experience playing for Metropolitan St. (NCAA2). He then came back to Europe and played for Nevezis Kedainiai (LKL) and two seasons for BK Prostejov (Czech Rep) before coming to Bonn last season. Last season for Bonn, he played German League: 35 games: 13.5ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 61.4%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT-3 (88.5%); EuroChallenge: 9 games: 11.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT-3 (93.3%).

The team also returns three Germans. The team also brought back 25 year old 190cm Andrej Magold, who might get his first real chance in Bonn. He has bounced around German yin the last years playing regionalliga basketball with Hannover and TB Oldenburg and then playing second division ball with FC Bayern Munich from 2007-2009. In 2009-2010, he played for UBC Hannover Tigers (ProA, starting five): 25 games: 8.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 69.1%. last season, he played for the Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (1.Bundesliga): 26 games: 0.5ppg; also a license to play for SC Rasta Vechta (ProB): 2 games: 1.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg. Last season, he played EuroChallenge: 12 games: 1.8ppg; German League: 37 games: 3.1ppg, 1.3rpg. The team also return Fabian Thulig who is a 23 year old 196cm forward who has been with the club since 2006. He made his debut in the Beko BBL in 2008 at age 18. He has been brought along slowly, but has been developing well. In 2010-2011, he played 26 games Beko BBL games averaging 2.8ppg, 1.5rpg; EuroChallenge: 6 games: 4.5ppg; also played at Dragons Rhoendorf (ProA)15 games: 9.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 78.0%. Last season, he played EuroChallenge: 12 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg; German League: 30 games: 1.2ppg Jonas Wolfarth-Botterman is a 21 year old 207cm center that has been with the club since 2007. In 2010-2011played 4 Beko BBL games averaging 1.5ppg, 1.8rpg; also have a license to play at Dragons Rhoendorf (ProA) playing 29 games: 12.8ppg, 7.9rpg, Blocks-1 (2.1bpg), FGP: 54.9%, 3PT-1 (50.0%), FT: 44.9%. Last season, he played EuroChallenge: 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.0rpg; German League: 20
The team also brought in Robert Vaden is a 27 year old 196cm swingman from Indianapolis that is an great offensive player, who can read screens, find an open shot for himself and serve the open teammate. Shoots well from outside and can become deadly from behind the European 3pts arch. Also, even being not so athletic, he's really strong and knows how to defend, even on taller opponents. He played together with Ewing at Indiana from 2004-2006 before transferring to the Univeristy of Alabama at Birmingham where he played until 2009. In 2009, he was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA,2rd (54). In 2009-2010, he started his professional basketball career for Aget Imola (Lega2, starting five): 29 games: 16.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 75.4%. In 2001-2011, he played for the Tulsa 66ers (D-League, starting five): 48 games: 11.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 75.0%, in Apr.'11 moved to Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), the same day assigned to Tulsa 66ers (D-League, starting five). Last season, he played for BK SPU Bemaco Nitra (Slovakia-Extraliga): EuroChallenge: 6 games: 16.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.2%, 3PT: 40.9%, FT: 75.0%; 18 games: 17.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.4apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 51.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 84.2% , in Dec.'11 moved to Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), in Jan.'12 joined Tulsa 66ers (D-League, starting five): 36 games: 12.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 44.6%, FT: 78.6%. Kyle Weems is a 23 year old 198cm power forward from Topeka, Kansas that is a Beko BBL rookie. He played at Missouri State from 2007-2012 and in his senior year played 31 games: 15.4ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 41.4%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 78.0%. He played a total of 134 NCAA games. This past summer, he played nBA Summer league for the Warriors and Raptors. 26 year old 188cm guard German guard David Mccray is playing his firsts eason in Bonn. He already made his debut in the BBL as an 18 year old in 2004 with BG Karlsruhe where he played until 2007. He is very athletic that can put the ball in the hoop. He is tough to stop on one on one defense and he is secretly the teams energizer and coach on the court. He can be very efficient on the court as he showed in 2009-2010 as he scored 13 points in 15 minutes against Bamberg and 11 points in 12 minutes against Ratiopharm Ulm. In 2009-2010, he played 33 games: 5.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 65.0%. In 2010-2011, he played 34 games: 5.7ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 64.2%. Last season, he played 32 games: 2.4ppg, 1.2rpg.





Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) We Have been In Almost Every Situation This Season And Found Ways To Win - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Larry Gordon (196-F-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) is a 25 year old 196cm forward that is playing his first season in the German Beko BBL for Phoenix Hagen. He played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2005 to 2009 playing a total of 116 NcAA2 games. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 15.7ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 75.7%. He was a CCAA Player of the Year and NCAA D2 Finalist in 2009. In 2009-2010, he came to Europe as a rookie and played for Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 36 games: 14.0ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 75.8%. He played for ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) the last two seasons and last season played 38 games: 14.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.4rpg), 1.8apg, FGP-3 (65.2%), 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 77.1%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against FC Bayern Munich

Congrats on the 95-88 win against the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg. What a time to play good basketball as a team. Phoenox hagen has won six of the last seven games. How has the team improved in this time?

I think it all comes down to how comfortable we are with each other. We been in almost every situation this season and found ways to Win and when we didn't Win, we learned from it. That has made us a better team


How shocked was the team giving up 35 points in the second quarter? What did Ingo Freyer tell the team to do better in the third quarter?

They pretty much hit all there open shots, but we had to stop turning over the ball and giving them easy buckets, so that's what we need to change for the 3rd quarter

One guy that we have never talked about in our interviews is Mark Dorris. What is the most special thing about his game?

Mark gets buckets, Period. And when he is on, he is hard to stop


How key was it keeping sharp shooter Lucca Staiger to 0/9 from downtown?

That was very great on our defensive part, we made it hard for him all game and then when he had real good open looks he couldn't connect


The next game is against FC Bayern Munich. What is your memory from giving up 123 points as a team?

That game we got dominated, we had 20 + turnovers and they pretty much did whatever they wanted


Phoenix Hagen has beat Bamberg and Alba this season so why not FC Bayern Munich. What will the team have to do better in getting revenge this time?

Well tomorrow is our chance and it's a big opportunity for us, we just have to keep doing what we been doing the past 3 weeks and I think we will be fine and in good position to Win

Now that the NCAA tournament is over, to what sport does Larry Gordon focus on now?

Golf, The Masters, Tiger Woods


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Day After Tomorrow


Thanks Larry fort he chat.




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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 21-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 18-4 
 3. Panionios 18-5 
 4. PAOK 17-6 
 5. AGOR 15-8 
 6. Ikaros 11-12 
 7. Apollon Patras 10-13 
 8. Aris 10-13 
 9. KAOD 8-15 
 10. Ilysiakos 7-15 
 11. Kolossos 7-16 
 12. Panelefsiniakos 6-17 
 13. Peristeri GS 6-17 
 14. Kavala 5-17 

Regular Season: Round 23

Apr. 13: Aris - KAOD 85-73
Apr. 13: Panionios - Apollon Patras 80-78
Apr. 13: Kolossos - Peristeri GS 77-67
Apr. 13: AGOR - Ikaros 68-66
Apr. 13: Panelefsiniakos - PAOK 67-54
Apr. 16: Panathinaikos - Kavala
Apr. 16: Ilysiakos - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos22.1 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.1 
 3. McCollum, Apollo.15.7 
 4. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 5. Liakopoulos, Panel.14.8 
 6. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.6 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.14.5 
 8. Coleman, Kavala14.2 
 9. Haralampidis, PAOK13.7 
 10. McGrath, Zalgiris13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.4 
 2. Faye, Ikaros7.9 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.7 
 4. Jankovic, Panionios7.1 
 5. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.1 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.3 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Kanonidis, Periste.5.8 
 10. Petway, AGOR5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.8 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.3 
 4. McGrath, Zalgiris3.8 
 5. Petroulas, Periste.3.8 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.7 
 7. Pappas, Panionios3.3 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros3.2 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.1 
 10. Xanthopoulos, Pa.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.6 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 4. McCollum, Apollo.1.7 
 5. Hatten, Kolossos1.7 
 6. Klaiber, Apollon1.6 
 7. Knowles, KAOD1.5 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 9. Liakopoulos, Panel.1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.3 
 4. Achara, Kavala1.3 
 5. Faye, Ikaros1.3 
 6. Turner, Apollon1.2 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 8. Powell, Olympiacos0.9 
 9. Charissis, Aris0.8 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.0.8 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Filathlitikos 20-4 
 2. Nea Kifisia 19-5 
 3. Trikalla 19-5 
 4. Koroivos 17-7 
 5. Lavrio 14-10 
 6. Agia Paraskevis 13-11 
 7. Ikaroi Serron 13-11 
 8. Pagrati 10-14 
 9. Ermis Lagkada 9-15 
 10. Arkadikos 9-15 
 11. OFI 8-16 
 12. Irakleio 6-18 
 13. Niki Volou 6-18 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 5-19 

Regular Season: Round 24

Apr. 13: Nea Kifisia - Pagrati 96-69
Apr. 13: Doxa Lefkadas - Agia Paraskevis 89-87
Apr. 13: Ikaroi Serron - Trikalla 80-90
Apr. 13: Arkadikos - Irakleio 75-69
Apr. 13: Niki Volou - OFI 73-72
Apr. 13: Koroivos - Lavrio 72-67
Apr. 13: Ermis Lagkada - Filathlitikos 49-69


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 20
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.19.3 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.3 
 4. Vranjes, Pagrati16.7 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio16.6 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.15.8 
 7. Kitsoulis, OFI15.6 
 8. Gizogiannis, Arkad.15.6 
 9. Psileas, Agia P.15.5 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.6 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 3. Sklavos, Pagrati8.6 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.6 
 5. Manousos, Doxa L.8.5 
 6. Charismidis, Trika.8.0 
 7. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.0 
 8. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.4 
 9. Sigounas, Arkadikos7.3 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  Pagrati
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.9 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.8 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos5.4 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.4.7 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.7 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.6 
 7. Matalon, OFI3.6 
 8. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.5 
 9. Katsares, Trikalla3.4 
 10. Petrakis, OFI3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thodoris TSIOTRAS
  Arkadikos
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.8 
 2. Katsares, Trikalla2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.1 
 4. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.0 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos1.9 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.8 
 7. Psileas, Agia P.1.7 
 8. Saloustros, Filath.1.6 
 9. Sakellarakis, Irak.1.5 
 10. Giannakopoul., La.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Krum DOYCHINOV
  OFI
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 2. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 3. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 4. Adetokubo, Filath.0.9 
 5. Sakellarakis, Irak.0.7 
 6. Noeas, Koroivos0.7 
 7. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 8. Pavlovic, Pagrati0.7 
 9. Petrodimopou., Nea0.7 
 10. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 


Manousos' double-double lands him A2 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old power forward Savvas Manousos (208-F/C-85) had a great game in the last round for Doxa Lefkadas and receives a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 24.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 19 rebounds, while his team edged out Agia Paraskevis (#6, 13-11) 89-87. Doxa Lefkadas maintains the 14th position in Greek A2. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 19 games and recorded just five victories. Manousos turned to be Doxa Lefkadas' top player in his first season with the team. Manousos has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 51.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Sotiris Gioulekas (202-F-79) of Trikalla. He is a forward in his second season at Trikalla. In the last game Gioulekas recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Trikalla cruised to a 90-80 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Ikaroi Serron (#7, 13-11). Trikalla's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 19-5 record is not bad at all. Gioulekas is well-known at Trikalla and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80, agency: Court Side) of Ikaroi Serron (#7). Simeonidis showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Simeonidis' great performance Ikaroi Serron lost 80-90 to the higher-ranked Trikalla (#3, 19-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Ikaroi Serron needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 13 victories and 11 lost games. Simeonidis has a very solid season. In 23 games in Greece he scored 15.0ppg. He also has 7.2rpg and FGP: 58.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Krum Doychinov (206-C-86) of OFI - 14 points and 11 rebounds
5. Orestis Matenidis (190-G-87) of Doxa Lefkadas - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Alexandros Sigounas (200-F-88) of Arkadikos - 17 points and 7 rebounds
7. Yiannis Psathas (201-F-83) of Nea Kifisia - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Giorgos Zervos (195-F-77) of Agia Paraskevis - 21 points and 5 rebounds
9. Aristo Nikoloudis (202-F-82) of Ikaroi Serron - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Tasos Charismidis (203-F-81) of Trikalla - 9 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 29-6 
 2. Leiden 27-9 
 3. Groningen 25-10 
 4. Leeuwarden 20-16 
 5. Zwolle 19-17 
 6. Den Helder K. 18-18 
 7. M.Magixx 17-19 
 8. Weert 16-20 
 9. Amsterdam 4-32 
 10. Rotterdam 3-31 

Regular Season: Round 34

Apr. 13: Amsterdam - M.Magixx 87-93
Apr. 13: Groningen - Leiden 79-70
Apr. 13: Zwolle - Den Bosch 78-85
Apr. 13: Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 75-87
Apr. 13: Den Helder K. - Weert 71-61

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

Apr. 17: Den Bosch - Weert
Apr. 17: Leiden - M.Magixx
Apr. 17: Leeuwarden - Zwolle
Apr. 18: Groningen - Den Helder K.


Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Orca's Urk 23-2 
 2. De Groene 20-5 
 3. Binnenland 18-7 
 4. Cangeroes 18-7 
 5. De Hoppers 14-11 
 6. Red Giants 12-13 
 7. Rotterdam 2 12-13 
 8. Almonte 10-14 
 9. Leiden 2 10-14 
 10. Punch 10-15 
 11. MSV/Zeemacht 8-16 
 12. Almere P. 8-17 
 13. BC Apollo 2 7-17 
 14. UBALL 3-22 

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 13: De Hoppers - Orca's Urk 85-77
Apr. 13: Cangeroes - UBALL 85-38
Apr. 13: Red Giants - Punch 81-49
Apr. 13: Binnenland - Rotterdam 2 74-69
Apr. 13: Almere P. - De Groene 47-67
Apr. 14: MSV/Zeemacht - Almonte
Apr. 14: Leiden 2 - BC Apollo 2


Givens number one in Holland for round 34 - by Eurobasket News

American forward Samme Givens (195-F) had a great game in the last round for Leeuwarden, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The -year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Rotterdam (#10, 3-31) 87-75. Leeuwarden is placed at 4th position in Dutch Eredivisie. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Leeuwarden will need more victories to improve their 20-16 record. In the team's last game Givens had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Leeuwarden's top player in his first season with the team. Former Drexel University star has very solid stats this year. Givens is in league's top in points (4th best: 16.5ppg), rebounds (8th best: 7.8rpg) and averages impressive 65.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Leeuwarden's star - 24-year old American Jerrell Williams (203-F-88). Williams had a very good evening with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Leeuwarden cruised to a 87-75 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Rotterdam (#10, 3-31). This victory allowed Leeuwarden to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 20-16 record is not bad at all. Williams is a newcomer at Leeuwarden, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international guard Jeremy Ormskerk (190-G-82, agency: Court Side) of Amsterdam (#9). Ormskerk got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Ormskerk's great performance Amsterdam lost 87-93 to slightly higher-ranked M.Magixx (#7, 17-19). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Amsterdam can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-32 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ormskerk he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ormskerk has a very solid season. In 33 games in Holland he scored 11.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dejuan Wright (190-G-88) of Den Bosch - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Berend Weijs (208-C) of Amsterdam - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Bryquis Perine (190-G-88) of Weert - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Anthony Miles (182-G-89) of Rotterdam - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Storm Warren (200-F-88) of Den Helder K. - 15 points and 9 rebounds
9. Andre Young (175-G-90) of Den Bosch - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Darryl Webb (198-F-88) of Zwolle - 21 points and 6 rebounds

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



Eredivisie Round 34: Leiden loses to Groningen in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in Eredivisie just ended.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Groningen. Third ranked host Groningen (25-10) defeated their biggest opponent Leiden (27-9) 79-70. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 49-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Rogier Jansen (188-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side international Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Groningen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 25-10 record having four points less than leader Den Bosch. Leiden at the other side keeps the second place with nine games lost.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Zwolle. 4th ranked host Zwolle (19-17) lost to first ranked Den Bosch (29-6) 85-78. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Wil Carter (203-88, college: San Jose St.) notched 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Andre Young supported him with 17 points and 7 assists. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Zack Novak (193-90, college: Michigan, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Zwolle. Defending champion maintains first position with 29-6 record. Zwolle at the other side dropped to the fifth place with 17 games lost.
10th ranked Rotterdam (3-31) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Leeuwarden (20-16) with the biggest margin this round 87-75 on Saturday night. Samme Givens fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Anthony Miles produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Leeuwarden have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Rotterdam lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 31 lost games.

In the last two games of round 34 M.Magixx won against Amsterdam on the opponent's court 93-87. Den Helder K. managed to outperform Weert in a home game 71-61.


Amsterdam - M.Magixx 87-93

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Amsterdam (4-32) was defeated at home by seventh ranked M.Magixx (17-19) 93-87 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 31-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. M.Magixx maintains seventh position with 17-19 record. Amsterdam lost twelfth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 32 games lost.
gschID: 193764


Den Helder K. - Weert 71-61

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Den Helder K. (18-18) defeated at home 8th ranked Weert (16-20) 71-61 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The former international center Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Court Side) fired 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Den Helder K.'s coach Jean-Marc Jaumin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Bryquis Perine (190-88, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Rahmon Fletcher (177-88, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Den Helder K. maintains sixth position with 18-18 record. Loser Weert keeps the eighth place with 20 games lost.
Top scorers:
Weert: B.Perine 18+5reb+3ast, R.Fletcher 11+5reb+7ast, A.Carter 11+10reb, S.Besseling 9+3reb+1ast, K.van Kempen 8+8reb+3ast, G.Robinson 4+5reb+1ast
Den Helder K.: J.van der List 18+7reb+2ast, S.Warren 15+9reb+1ast, M.Hill 12+8reb+7ast, J.van der Kooij 8+3reb+1ast, O.Krubally 6+7reb, Q.Treffers 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 193763


Groningen - Leiden 79-70

The game between Top Four teams took place in Groningen. Third ranked host Groningen (25-10) defeated their biggest opponent Leiden (27-9) 79-70. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 49-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Rogier Jansen (188-84, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side international Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) responded with 10 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Michael Schachtner (203-86, college: Green Bay) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Groningen and five Leiden players scored in double figures. Groningen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 25-10 record having four points less than leader Den Bosch. Leiden at the other side keeps the second place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Leiden: M.Schachtner 14+6reb+1ast, A.Young 13+3reb+2ast, M.Kherrazi 12+3reb, R.Bekkering 11+8reb, W.de Jong 10+8reb+3ast, A.Slagter 6+3reb+3ast
Groningen: J.Boykin 20+6reb+1ast, R.Jansen 13+1reb+6ast, S.de Randamie 11+7reb+1ast, T.Theeuwkens 10+3reb+1ast, N.Rohnert 6+7reb+4ast, T.Koenis 6+5reb
gschID: 193762


Zwolle - Den Bosch 78-85

The game between Top Four teams took place in Zwolle. 4th ranked host Zwolle (19-17) lost to first ranked Den Bosch (29-6) 85-78. It looked good early as Zwolle took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Den Bosch had a 23-9 second period charge getting the lead and Zwolle was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-85. Den Bosch made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Wil Carter (203-88, college: San Jose St.) notched 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) supported him with 17 points and 7 assists. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Zack Novak (193-90, college: Michigan, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Zwolle. Forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) added 21 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains first position with 29-6 record. Zwolle at the other side dropped to the fifth place with 17 games lost.
Top scorers:
Zwolle: D.Webb 21+6reb, Z.Novak 17+6reb+5ast, L.Williams 11+2reb+1ast, J.Magette 11+4reb+3ast, N.Hulzebos 8+10reb+3ast, A.Bunnig 8+2reb+1ast
Den Bosch: W.Carter 20+6reb+3ast, A.Young 17+4reb+7ast, D.Wright 16+10reb+2ast, P.Van Paassen 10+2reb, M.Bauscher 8+6reb+2ast, S.Wessels 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 193761


Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 75-87

10th ranked Rotterdam (3-31) was defeated at home by fifth ranked Leeuwarden (20-16) with the biggest margin this round 87-75 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Leeuwarden. Rotterdam managed to win fourth quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leeuwarden dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Rotterdam's 28. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Rotterdam's players. American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. The other American import forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. American guard Anthony Miles (182-89, college: Lamar, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Daniel Jones (200-79) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Rotterdam players scored in double figures. Leeuwarden have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Rotterdam lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 31 lost games.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: A.Miles 20+7reb+5ast, D.Jones 16+2reb+4ast, D.Rigters 11+5reb, C.Echols 10+7reb, H.Addow 8+4reb+1ast, M.Otten 7+4reb+2ast
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 27+15reb+3ast, J.Williams 19+6reb+5ast, H.Kherrazi 10+3reb+2ast, R.Holcomb Faye 8+3reb+8ast, D.Michaels 7+8reb+3ast, V.Lietmeijer 5+5ast
gschID: 193760



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Standings - A Division

A Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Albacomp 23-7 
 2. Atomeromu 21-9 
 3. Kaposvari 18-12 
 4. Jaszberenyi 16-14 
 5. Kormend 12-18 
 6. Szolnok 7-1 
Places 7-13
 1. Falco-Szova 16-11 
 2. Soproni 14-12 
 3. PVSK Pannon 13-13 
 4. ZTE KK 11-16 
 5. Marso NYKK 10-17 
 6. Szedeak 10-17 
 7. FS Debrecen 2-26 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 8

Places 1-6

Apr. 13: Jaszberenyi - Atomeromu 93-95
Apr. 13: Albacomp - Kaposvari 89-85
Apr. 13: Kormend - Szolnok 75-87

Places 7-13

Apr. 13: ZTE KK - Falco-Szova 80-83
Apr. 13: FS Debrecen - Marso NYKK 45-62

Second Stage: Round 9

Places 1-6

Apr. 17: Atomeromu - Albacomp
Apr. 17: Szolnok - Kaposvari
Apr. 17: Kormend - Jaszberenyi

Places 7-13

Apr. 16: PVSK Pannon - Soproni


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Kormend
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Austin, Kormend21.3 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.20.8 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari20.2 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 5. Spica, Kaposvari19.7 
 6. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 7. Wood, Albacomp19.2 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.1 
 9. Copeland, Bayamon18.8 
 10. Shaw, Kormend18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Santurce
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Davis, Santurce8.9 
 2. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 3. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.8.7 
 4. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 5. Austin, Kormend8.2 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.0 
 7. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.9 
 8. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.7.6 
 10. Keller, Albacomp7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari6.6 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.4 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.2 
 4. Rakic, Jaszberenyi6.2 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.6 
 6. Copeland, Bayamon5.2 
 7. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.2 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.8 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.1 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.8 
 3. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 5. Moore, Albacomp2.2 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 8. Jones, Szedeak1.8 
 9. Williams, Atomeromu1.7 
 10. Kertesz, ZTE K.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip BAROVIC
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 1
 1. Barovic, Soproni1.0 
 2. Davis, Santurce1.0 
 3. Keller, Albacomp0.9 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 6. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 7. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 9. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.0.6 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir BORICIC
  ABS P.
  (195-G/F-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Boricic, ABS P.18.9 
 2. Milosevic, Ulcinj18.2 
 3. Stojanovic, Lovcen17.3 
 4. Ljujic, Centar BP17.1 
 5. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.16.9 
 6. Jovanovic, Danilov.15.9 
 7. Mitchell, Centar B.15.4 
 8. Ratkovic, ABS P.15.2 
 9. Nicaj, Lovcen14.3 
 10. Zejak, Danilovgrad14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savo DJIKANOVIC
  Jaszbere.
  (211-C-75)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Djikanovic, Jaszbe.9.4 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar8.4 
 3. Ljujic, Centar BP8.4 
 4. Radulovic, Teodo T.8.2 
 5. Zejak, Danilovgrad7.6 
 6. Draskovic, Jedin.7.3 
 7. Young, Danilovgrad7.1 
 8. Bacovic, ABS P.6.9 
 9. Radak, ABS P.6.6 
 10. Zizic, Sutjeska6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Jedinstvo
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Korac, Jedinstvo4.9 
 2. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.4.3 
 3. Stojanovic, Lovcen3.5 
 4. Boricic, ABS P.3.4 
 5. Calic, Sutjeska3.1 
 6. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.3.0 
 7. Mitchell, Centar B.2.9 
 8. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.9 
 9. Radosavljevi., Mor.2.5 
 10. Tepavcevic, Teod.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lazar SIMONOVIC
  Ulcinj
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.3 
 2. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.2.2 
 3. Mitchell, Centar B.2.0 
 4. Samardzic, Danilov.1.9 
 5. Milosevic, Ulcinj1.5 
 6. Djurisic, Mornar B.1.5 
 7. Milovic, Ulcinj1.5 
 8. Omerovic, Jedin.1.5 
 9. Femic, Centar BP1.4 
 10. Stojanovic, Lovc.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Radoje VUJOSEVIC
  Sutjeska
  (209-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vujosevic, Sutjeska1.9 
 2. Ljujic, Centar BP1.7 
 3. Radulovic, Teodo T.1.3 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.1.1 
 5. Nicaj, Lovcen1.0 
 6. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.0 
 7. Karalic, ABS P.0.8 
 8. Young, Danilovgrad0.8 
 9. Skurdauskas, Morna.0.6 
 10. Korac, Centar BP0.6 



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Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Pitts, KFI33.5 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.27.2 
 3. Palm, IR26.5 
 4. Smith, Thor Thorl25.8 
 5. Broussard, Grind.23.5 
 6. Jackson, Thor Thorl22.6 
 7. Zeglinski, Grindav.22.2 
 8. Frye, Stjarnan21.8 
 9. Craion, Keflavik21.4 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Van, Njardvik15.0 
 2. Amoroso, Snaefell14.5 
 3. Craion, Keflavik13.1 
 4. Baptist, Keflavik10.3 
 5. Virijevic, KFI10.0 
 6. Valentine, Tindast.10.0 
 7. McQueen, Snaefell9.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.9.3 
 9. Frye, Stjarnan8.8 
 10. Mills, Stjarnan8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell8.9 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan8.2 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.0 
 4. Gibson, Tindastoll6.9 
 5. Zeglinski, Grindav.6.3 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl5.7 
 7. Williams, IR5.6 
 8. Richardson, KR5.3 
 9. Fridriksson, Njard.4.8 
 10. Medlock, Skallagr.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dandre WILLIAMS
  IR
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, IR2.6 
 2. Richardson, KR2.5 
 3. Broussard, Grind.2.4 
 4. Moore, Njardvik2.4 
 5. Medlock, Skallagri.2.3 
 6. Viggosson, Tindast.1.9 
 7. Threatt, Snaefell1.9 
 8. Baptist, Keflavik1.9 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.1.9 
 10. Pitts, KFI1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.3 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.2 
 3. Bradshaw, Dayton1.8 
 4. Van, Njardvik1.4 
 5. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.3 
 6. Baptist, Keflavik1.3 
 7. Acox, KR1.2 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.1 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.1.1 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.0.8 



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Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.8 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.19.1 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.1 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.8 
 6. Collins, Maccabi17.8 
 7. Killingswort., Net.17.5 
 8. Warren, Maccabi16.8 
 9. Wright, Maccabi16.7 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.13.5 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.10.3 
 3. Thomas, Maccabi10.1 
 4. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.7 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi9.5 
 6. Uter, Maccabi9.4 
 7. Wright, Maccabi9.4 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.8.9 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.4 
 10. Washington, Neta.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Gal MEKEL
  Maccabi Haifa
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.4 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.0 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi5.0 
 5. Perry, Elizur A.4.3 
 6. Warren, Maccabi4.3 
 7. Collins, Maccabi4.2 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.0 
 9. Bradley, Netanya4.0 
 10. Pullen, Oknoplas.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 4. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.2 
 5. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.1 
 6. Berkowitz, Bnei H.2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 8. Yavzuri, Galil Gil.1.9 
 9. Smith, Maccabi Hai.1.8 
 10. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.8 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.9 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.7 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.5 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi1.3 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 8. Caracter, Bnei H.1.2 
 9. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.1 
 10. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.1 


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Maccabi .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Daniel, Maccabi23.1 
 2. Durham, Hapoel A.21.2 
 3. Westbrook, Neckar20.9 
 4. Teel, Elitzur Ramla20.8 
 5. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.8 
 6. Laing, Elitzur Yav.19.8 
 7. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.5 
 8. Govens, Ironi K-A19.4 
 9. El Amin, Ma.18.9 
 10. Clemente, Ironi N.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.12.9 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.12.7 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.12.0 
 4. Daniel, Maccabi10.4 
 5. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.3 
 6. Pitshon, Ironi N.9.9 
 7. McGhee, Elitzur9.9 
 8. Teel, Elitzur Ramla9.6 
 9. Constantine, Hapoe.9.5 
 10. Joyner, Maccabi9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.9 
 2. Teel, Elitzur Ramla5.9 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.5.3 
 4. Brener, Hapoel A.5.1 
 5. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.6 
 6. Farchi, Elitzur Ya.4.5 
 7. Benn, Ironi N.4.4 
 8. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.3 
 9. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.3 
 10. Dunne, Ironi N.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus ALEXANDER
  Maccabi .
  (-F-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Alexander, Maccabi2.8 
 2. Benn, Ironi N.2.8 
 3. Teel, Elitzur Ramla2.6 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.5 
 5. Miller, Ironi N.2.3 
 6. Hofman, Elitzur2.3 
 7. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.3 
 8. Watson, Ironi K-A2.0 
 9. Laing, Elitzur Yav.2.0 
 10. Gordon, Hapoel K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.3.0 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A2.1 
 3. Daniel, Maccabi1.8 
 4. Blair, Ironi N.1.4 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.3 
 7. Durham, Hapoel A.1.1 
 8. Blayzer, Hapoel Af.1.0 
 9. Labanowski, Macca.0.9 
 10. Odiakosa, Hod H.0.9 


Israelies abroad: Yotam Halperin contributed for Bayern's win - by Idan Seggev

FC Bayern Muenchen's point guard Yotam Halperin (193-SG-84), was one of the best players in Bayern's Saturday win over Phoenix Hagen 119-83. 29-year-old Halperin was in the starting lineup, played 28 minutes and finished the game with 8 points (2-2 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-6 FT), 9 rbs & 3 ast. Bayern is now at 3rd place with 20 wins and 12 loses.

Another legionnaire who played yesterday is Triumph Lyubertsy's Yuval Naimy (188-PG-85), who was in the starting lineup as well and played 20 minutes in Triumph Lyubertsy's win over Unics Kazan 79-72. Naimy scored 7 points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3PT), added 2 rbs and 1 ast. Triumph Lyubertsy is now at 7th place with 7 wins & 9 loses.



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Standings - B1

Nazionale Standings
 1. Torino 23-6 
 2. Matera 19-10 
 3. Castelletto 17-12 
 4. Agrigento 17-13 
 5. Casalpusterlengo 16-13 
 6. Treviglio 16-13 
 7. Lucca 16-13 
 8. Omegna 16-14 
 9. Bari 15-14 
 10. Firenze 14-15 
 11. Reggio Calabr. 14-15 
 12. Ferrara 13-16 
 13. Chieti 13-16 
 14. Recanati 12-17 
 15. Mirandola 12-18 
 16. Latina Basket 11-18 
 17. San Severo 10-20 
 18. Perugia 8-21 
Folded
 1. Bologna 6-4 

Regular Season: Round 33

Apr. 13: Omegna - Lucca 54-48
Apr. 14: Firenze - Torino
Apr. 14: Ferrara - Matera
Apr. 14: Bologna - Treviglio
Apr. 14: Castelletto - Agrigento
Apr. 14: Casalpusterlengo - Bari
Apr. 14: Recanati - Reggio Calabr.
Apr. 14: San Severo - Mirandola
Apr. 14: Latina Basket - Chieti


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia20.8 
 2. Parente, Lucca16.7 
 3. Casadei, Firenze16.4 
 4. Wojciechowsk., Tor.15.7 
 5. Reati, Treviglio15.7 
 6. Benfatto, Ferrara15.6 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari15.5 
 8. Prandin, Casalp.15.4 
 9. Ferrarese, Trevigl.15.1 
 10. Bolzonella, Caste.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.1 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.2 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.9.3 
 4. Pazzi, Castelletto8.5 
 5. Baldi Rossi, Torino8.4 
 6. Benfatto, Ferrara8.3 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.1 
 8. Ricci, Casalpus.7.9 
 9. Raminelli, Trevigl.7.9 
 10. Mancin, Mirandola7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan LOSI
  Mirandola
  (182-PG-80)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Losi, Mirandola5.5 
 2. Piazza, Reggio C.5.4 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.7 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.5 
 5. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.6 
 6. Caroldi, Firenze3.4 
 7. Rajola, Chieti3.3 
 8. Cantone, Matera3.3 
 9. Raschi, Chieti3.1 
 10. Mariani, Omegna3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.4.5 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.3 
 3. Cortesi, Ferrara2.9 
 4. Gueye, San Severo2.8 
 5. Vico, Matera2.8 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.8 
 7. Parente, Lucca2.8 
 8. Spizzichini, Ferra.2.6 
 9. Casadei, Firenze2.6 
 10. Sanna, Firenze2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Raminelli, Trevigl.1.3 
 3. Rossi, Chieti1.0 
 4. Iannuzzi, Matera0.9 
 5. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 6. Gagliardo, Latina0.8 
 7. Mancin, Mirandola0.8 
 8. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 9. Piunti, Mirandola0.8 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.0.7 


Sani Becirovic (ex Petrochimi) agreed terms with Banco di Sardegna Sassari - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari (SerieA) strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old former Slovenian international guard Sani Becirovic (196-90kg-81). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. Becirovic started the season at Petrochimi in Iranian Superleague. In two games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.5ppg, 8.0rpg, 6.5apg and 2.5spg this season. The last season he played at Benetton Treviso. In 27 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.7apg. Becirovic also played 10 games in Eurocup where he averaged 12.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.0apg.
He ended the previous (10-11) season at CSKA Moscow in Russian league. But in two VTB United League games he averaged just 1.0ppg that season. But the most of that year Becirovic spent at Turk Telekom (TBL) in Turkish league. In 20 games he averaged 13.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. He also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged remarkable 16.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. The most of previous (09-10) season Becirovic spent at Armani Milano. In 21 games he averaged 5.5ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.4apg. He helped them to make it to the final. Becirovic also played at Union Olimpija Ljubljana in Slovenian league earlier that season. In 9 Euroleague games he averaged 12.9ppg, 3.0rpg and 3.3apg. He also played 13 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 12.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.9apg.
In 2003 Becirovic was drafted by denver Nuggets (NBA) in second round (46th overall).
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2012.
Becirovic was also a member of Slovenian international program for some years. He played for Slovenian Senior National Team between 1998 and 2010 and previously for U22 National Team back in 2001. Becirovic also represented Slovenia at the World Championships in Turkey three years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Becirovic has played also professionally in Greece, Hungary, Italy (Lottomatica Roma) and Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and Krka).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Very good shooter, very quick and very good one-on-one player; Constantly improving in offense and defense (still a lot to work on), also very good in assists; One of the best young prospects in Europe. His idol is Drazen Petrovic.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba21.5 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.16.9 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.0 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.2 
 6. Smith, Hitachi SR14.4 
 7. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.4 
 8. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.8 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.13.1 
 10. Gibbs, Toyota A.12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba12.3 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.3 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.12.0 
 4. Oyedeji, Tochigi B.10.4 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.3 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.5 
 7. Smith, Hitachi SR7.3 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.7.2 
 9. Takeuchi, Toyota7.1 
 10. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.4