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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, Santurce6.9 
 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 


Torneo Federal conference semifinals - by Facundo Iatzky

After months of action in differents parts of the country, it was defined the 8 teams that will play for the two available spots in TNA for next season.
Northern zone:
UNCaus Saenz pena - Regatas Concepcion del uruguay
Penarol Rosario del tala - Union Santa fe

southern zone:
Barrio Parque cordoba -Facundo la rioja
hispano Americano - Estudiantes olavarria

The winners of both zones will play the finals to decide the champion, and one of the teams that will promote to TNA. There will be other promotion with a repechage between the loser of the finals and the best among teams that loses semifinals.



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Jellybean: Baguion is NBA material - by Aris Ignacio

A Filipino in the NBA?

That is what Joe 'Jellybean' Bryant believed that Chang Thailand Slammers guard Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) has what it takes to make it to the National Basketball Association (NBA) if the later skills have been developed early.

In an interview by the ABL website, Jellybean, the father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant (198-SG-78), said that the former National University Bulldog guard has the skills of a Steve Nash (190-PG-74, college: Santa Clara) or a Chris Paul (183-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) that emanates in the player's leadership skills. Baguion, was among responsible that the NU Bulldogs in the UAAP, a top collegiate league in the Philippines, have reached the final four in 2001. After his collegiate days, he later turned pro in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) playing for the Welcoat Dragons, the Coca-Cola Tigers, and the San Miguel Beermen. He also played in several professional leagues in the Philippines.

Baguion also played with several ABL teams before landing a home with the Slammers where he leads the league in assists with a 9.94 clip, along with 10.84 points per game. With this Bryant said that he was very fortunate to have landed the diminutive guard and currently is a key factor for the Slammers bid for the upcoming ABL playoffs.



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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 



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  BELARUS   

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, Svisloch19.1 
 4. Dolenko, Svisloch16.3 
 5. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.3 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.14.4 
 7. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.3 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon14.1 
 9. Ignatiev, Impuls B.12.1 
 10. Dadukin, Sozh G.11.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Svisloch
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Konate, Svisloch12.4 
 2. Rutkauskas, Eagles10.2 
 3. Dadukin, Sozh G.9.7 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.1 
 5. Plivda, Rubon9.1 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.8.7 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.8.3 
 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. Akulich, Rubon4.8 
 4. Dolenko, Svisloch4.7 
 5. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.4.4 
 6. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.3.9 
 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: 2.8
 1. Akulich, Rubon2.8 
 2. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 3. Konate, Svisloch2.4 
 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. Tatur, Borisfen2.0 
 10. Indrikov, Rubon2.0 
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 


Premier League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Svisloch - Rubon 95-81 (1-0)

The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Svisloch shot 34 for 47 from the free-throw line, while Rubon only scored sixteen points from the stripe. Rubon was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Oleksandr Dolenko (191-90) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Ukrainian forward Maks Adam Konate (200-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Latvian center Zintis Plivda (206-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Russian guard Anton Indrikov (193-87) added 15 points in the effort for Rubon. Four Rubon players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Svisloch: O.Dolenko 32+6reb+4ast, D.Shilovich 24+1reb, M.Adam Konate 16+11reb+1ast, N.Polyulyak 8+3reb+7ast, I.Sharipov 6+7reb+2ast, A.Korneenkov 5+5reb
Rubon: A.Indrikov 15+3reb+1ast, Z.Plivda 12+11reb+1ast, D.Akulich 12+4reb+3ast, A.Kachan 11+1reb+1ast, E.Ivanov 9+4reb+3ast, S.Sapegin 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 238949


Sozh Gomel - Tsmoki-Minsk II 86-70 (1-0)

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-70. Sozh Gomel forced 24 Tsmoki-Minsk II turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Tsmoki-Minsk II helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international point guard Siarhei Charykau (185-82, college: Yakima Valley CC) fired 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Ukrainian forward Dmytro Khodov (203-87) chipped in 15 points. Four Sozh Gomel players scored in double figures. Center Vladimir Krisevich (210-91) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and guard Valentin Ignatchik (192-91) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Tsmoki-Minsk II's coach Tadas Stockus rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Sozh Gomel: S.Charykau 20+6reb+7ast, D.Khodov 15+4reb+2ast, P.Bliznets 10+9reb, S.Dadukin 10+7reb+3ast, I.Kaliayev 9+4reb, T.Viaroukin 8+1reb
Tsmoki-Minsk II: V.Ignatchik 16+8reb+2ast, V.Krisevich 14+11reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 10+10reb, Y.Kurapau 9+4reb+1ast, Y.Beliankou 8+1reb, E.Sugonyako 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 238948



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  BELGIUM   


Division II - Round Thirty - by Bert Larsimont

Port of Antwerp Giants II vs. Kangoeroes Boom: 76-82
The Kangoeroes did not win easily. They nevertheless managed to defeat the young Giants of coach Luc Smout after a nice derby played in Merksem last weekend. Dieter Souveryns (193-F/G-83) who scored 26 points was the MVP of the game. Kangoeroes Boom is the only Division II team for which the Ethias League's licence commission accepted the convincing licence C dossier (semi-pro status and budget of 400,000 EUR) which could allow the team to reach the Belgian top league next season. Kangoeroes Boom of coach Tom Poppe will now focus on the Division II playoffs which will start next weekend with a best-of-three semi-final series against Sint-Niklase Condors. With the win over the Giants II, Kangoeroes clinched the pole position for the playoffs. Kangoeroes' US player Tarick Johnson, injured, could be back in action in the first game of the playoffs.
Best scorers:
Giants II: N/A
Kangoeroes: S. Hemeleers 5, W. Dobbeleare 14, D. Souveryns 26, W. Van Schil 7, M. Gorremans 18, D. Dhaens 9, A. Mollekens 3.

Excelsior Brussels vs. Sint-Jan Antwerp: 95-74
The Jantjes always trailed behind and were unable to overpass their hosts on Sunday afternoon. With this defeat, Sint-Jan lost all chances of participating to the playoffs this season. Excelsior had a total of 41 rebounds in this game. Special mention to Nick Verrept (192-SF-80) who had a great performance in offense for the Brussels team. Another news of importance also filtered last Friday evening: the Excelsior's dossier requested to apply for the licence C was rejected by the licence commission of the Ethias League. Excelsior has appealed and might have to wait a while for a final decision from the league.
Score evolution: 27-19, 52-34, 82-56 and 95-74.
Best scorers:
Excelsior: E. Mampuya 12, X. Collette 4, N. Verrept 22, M. Depuydt 13, J. Van Haevermaet 6, G. De Pooter 16, J. De Schepper 5, J. Kabangu 6, R. Oveneke 4, S. Semijejero 7.
Sint-Jan: N/A

BBC Haantjes Oudenaarde vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 82-79
Despite the short loss in Oudenaarde, the Condors of coach Steve Ibens have got their ticket for the 2013 Division II playoffs. The Condors will face Ethias League candidates Kangoeroes Boom in the playoff semi-finals (first game at 20:45 on 2013-04-19 in Boom). Quite a few Condors' fans had made the short trip to Oudenaarde to cheer on their favourite team last weekend. The Condors were close until the last seconds of the game but it was not sufficient to avoid a nice Haantjes' win. Some transfer news on the Condors' side: Wannes Scheirs (200-C-80), arriving from Erembodegem in Division III, will join the Klaasjes next season.

Gent Dragons vs. Point Chaud Sprimont: 73-83
Jerome Flagothier (210-C-86) in the first half and Gilles Vrancken (192-PF) from long range in the second half were particularly efficient and led their team to a great success at the Tolhuis in Ghent. The Greens of Sprimont celebrated nicely the end of the season, they even had a 15-point advantage in the second quarter (29-44). In Ghent, a new team, with a new name, is under preparation for next season.
Score evolution: 22-27, 42-47, 59-60 and 73-83.

BasKet Tongeren vs. Essor Charleroi (Spirou B): 94-78
Nice win for BK Tongeren in their last game in Division II, also a last game for team mates who has played together for almost 14 years.

Union Mons Hainaut II vs. Gembo BBC: 81-99
Excellent game played by the guys of Stefan Sappenberghs away at the Mons Arena where the young Foxes of coach Patrick Verdun challenged one of the Division II top favourite teams. The young Mons squad took the lead at half-time but could not avoid a very efficient third quarter by the Gembo side. Gembo was led by Domien Loubry (186-G-85) and especially Ward Lemaire (196-F-80) who was present in all sectors of the game. The young Foxes could not react against the zone defence set by Stefan Sappenberghs' team in the third quarter. The Gembo team finishes second in the regular season's standings. BBC Gembo will face Cuva Houthalen in the best-of-three playoff semi-finals (first game in Houthalen on Friday 2013-04-19).
Free video highlights available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7eIzLlE3MM&list=UUoSEPiDqNhOjhQW7eAC-isQ&index=3.
Score evolution: 25-26, 50-46, 60-72 and 81-99.
Best scorers:
UMH II: L. Giancaterino 16, E. Lecomte 22, G. Vlamynck 16, L. Schwartz 14, D. Walasiak 3, A. Gorgemans 10.
Gembo: D. Loubry 28, N. Celis 8, T. Goethaert 12, A. Goetgeluck 1, E. Van Aken 18, T. Marien 6, W. Lemaire 14, M. Swinnen 2, L. Jansen 3, P. Van Rillaer 7.

CEP Fleurus vs. Cuva Houthalen: 98-92
CEP F played against the three top-ranked teams in the last three rounds of the regular season: a win against Kangoeroes Boom at the Salle Andre Robert in Fleurus, a large defeat against Gembo BBC in Borgerhout and against Cuva Houthalen at home last Friday. CEP Fleurus played strongly through the whole last game and was especially efficient in fastbreak situations and from long range. Despite a fantastic performance by US player Brian Tracey (195-F-88, college: Bentley), the hosts never seemed to panick and remained ahead until the final buzzer. Danger came from all sides for CEP F: Louis Hazard (199-F-94) with his famous first step driving the defense nuts, Amaury Marion (196-F-91) and Thomas Bauwens (192-F-86) particularly good from three-point range and Christian Ilongo (194-F-85, agency: Promotex) pretty quick and athletic as always. After 13-13 in the first quarter, Cuva led by a very talented and powerful Brian Tracey, an excellent playmaker Chiel Koonings (180-PG-90), a great shooter Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, agency: Two Points, college: Centenary, LA) and an experienced center Odell Hodge (204-C/F-73, college: ODU) had to chase behind the CEPmen of coach Paul Vervaeck. Also to be mentioned: Cuva coach Brian Lynch will be the asistant of CEP F coach Paul Vervaeck next year at Port of Antwerp Giants in the Ethias League. Despite the loss, Cuva will join the playoff dance! The Limburgers will face BBC Gembo in the best-of-three semi-final stage. Cuva's other US shooter Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley, injured and sitting on the bench in Fleurus) should be back next week. Before the game, a short ceremony was held in honor of experienced CEP F shooter Jeremy Vanesse (198-F-80) who decided to quit playing basketball at the end of this season.
Free highlights on Telesambre: http://telesambre.rtc.be/content/view/17191/166/.
Score evolution: 26-22, 49-44, 82-68 and 98-92.
Best scorers:
CEP F: A. Marion 23, K. Jonniaux 9, C. Manzanza 3, T. Bauwens 21, L. Hazard 23, S. Muric 2, C. Ilongo 17.
Cuva: M. Koonings 17, B. Maesen 4, E. Montanari 2, R. McCollum 23, J. Delalieux 1, H. Van Wyn 4, B. Tracey 31, D. Clemente 2, O. Hodge 8.



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  BRAZIL   

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 30-4 
 2. Brasilia 27-7 
 3. Bauru 24-10 
 4. Uberlandia 23-9 
 5. Pinheiros/Sky 22-11 
 6. S.Jose/Unimed 20-14 
 7. Basquete Cearense 18-16 
 8. Paulistano 17-17 
 9. Minas 16-18 
 10. Limeira 15-19 
 11. Liga Sorocaba 15-19 
 12. Palmeiras 12-22 
 13. Franca 11-8 
 14. Mogi das Cruzes 11-23 
 15. Joinville 11-23 
 16. Vila Velha 10-24 
 17. Tijuca TC 6-28 
 18. Suzano 4-30 

1/8 Finals: Round 1

Apr. 16: Paulistano - Basquete Cearense 95-74
Apr. 16: Minas - S.Jose/Unimed 70-68
Apr. 16: Liga Sorocaba - Franca 69-72
Apr. 18: Limeira - Pinheiros/Sky


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Vieira, Flamengo20.9 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.3 
 3. Day, Uberlandia18.8 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha18.5 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.18.1 
 6. Smith, Pinheiro.18.0 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.17.4 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.2 
 9. Beal, Minas17.0 
 10. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.0 
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.8.5 
 4. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.7 
 5. Prestes, Brasilia7.7 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 7. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.2 
 8. Teichmann, Franca7.0 
 9. Toyloy, Paulistano6.9 
 10. Silveira, Flamengo6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.7.8 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.5 
 3. Collum, Uberlandia5.7 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.5 
 5. Silva, Uberlandia5.2 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia4.5 
 7. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 8. Taylor, Bauru4.4 
 9. Smith, Pinheiro.4.3 
 10. Dawkins, Liga S.4.2 
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: 2.2
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.2 
 2. Dawkins, Liga S.2.0 
 3. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 4. Campos, Suzano1.9 
 5. Taylor, Bauru1.8 
 6. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 7. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 8. Ribeiro, Basque.1.7 
 9. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.7 
 10. Day, Uberlandia1.7 



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  CHINA   


The Spurs ink Tracy McGrady, ex Qingdao E. - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) signed 34-year old USA ex-international swingman Tracy McGrady (203-101kg-79). He started the season at Qingdao Double Star Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 25.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 5.1apg (top 5) and 1.6spg this season. Great year as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 3rd Team. The last season McGrady played at the Hawks. In 58 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.0apg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at the Pistons. In 72 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.5apg that season. The most of previous (09-10) season McGrady spent at the Knicks. In 24 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.9apg. He also spent pre-season at the Rockets earlier that year. In 6 games he recorded 3.2ppg and 1.0apg.
McGrady has never been drafted by the NBA. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2003.
McGrady has played previously for four other NBA teams: Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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 


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 28- RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

The first phase of the Professional Basketball Division finished with the 4 remaining games that did not had any impact on the final standings.

Bambuqueros was the best team of the first phase and finished defeating the Piratas at Neiva leaded by Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso), Piratas got the fourth place in the standings
Bambuqueros 99 - S. Ortiz 33 pts, D. Dorsey18 pts.
Piratas 95 - 18 pts + 10 rebs, L. Mendez 17 pts.

The Caribbean Heat finished its history in the first edition of the PBD with a victory in Cartagena against the Aguilas, the C. Heat could had a different performance but failed in the selection of C. Bradford replacement, Aguilas is the sixth seeded for the second phase,
Caribbean Heat 90 - C. Leon 29 pts, E. Steel 15 pts
Aguilas 85 - Q. Smith 15 pts, E. Barlow 15 pts.

Manizales OC clinched the third place entering the second phase of the PBD with his victory against the Bukaros, Bukaros in the middle of a nightmare of injuries got the second place in the standings.
Manizales OC 86 - A. Jordan 29 pts, P. Cubillan 16 pts
Bukaros 58 - L. Gilbert 13, M. Fernandez 13

Halcones said goodbye to its fans in the first edition of the DPB with a home victory against the Academia that got the fifth place in the standings.
Halcones 96 - R. Jeter 31 pts, J. Lopez 17 pts
Academia 69 - S. Farley 17 pts, B. Aguaslimpias 10 pts




ACADEMIA ADDS AMERICAN FORWARD BRANDON CRAWFORD - by Victor Garcia

Academia de la Montana looking to strenght their roster entering the second phase of the Professional Basketball Division adds the american forward Brandon Crawford.
Crawford has been playing lately in the Uruguayan and Argetinian Basketball, but his best performance has been in Chile with Espaol de Talca leading the team in rebounds with 10,5 per game.
Crawford is a hustler that fights for the rebounds and makes the job in the paint, Academia wants to strenght its low post game with him.
Academias performance in the first phase has been marked for many ups and downs, already finished 5th in the standings.



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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. Goudelock, LA La.21.2 
 4. Lamb, Oklah.Ci.20.9 
 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.10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Jackson, Austin T.10.2 
 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. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 6. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Murry, Rio G.1.7 
 9. Wright, Maine RC1.7 
 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. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 5. Armstrong, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Daniels, Rio G.2.1 
 8. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 9. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 10. Williams, Texas L.2.0 



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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, TTU14.7 
 6. Laksa, Tarvas14.7 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.7 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 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 Kalev10.6 
 3. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas8.0 
 6. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 7. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 8. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.8 
 9. Arnold, TTU6.6 
 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, TTU4.7 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Raley-Ross, Tarvas3.8 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.1 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 8. Laane, Rapla3.1 
 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. Saks, Tarvas1.6 
 5. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 8. Puidet, TTU1.5 
 9. Veideman, TU/Rock1.5 
 10. Cunda, Valga1.4 
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. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Arnold, TTU0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.8 
 7. Grim, Valga0.6 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 
 9. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 10. Tambre, Hito/Johvi0.5 


KML: Cramo, Rock and Rapla reach semis - by Janar

Tuesday evening produced three semifinalists in G4S KML as BC Kalev/Cramo, TU/Rock and TYCO Rapla swept their opponents 3:0.

The reigning champion BC Kalev/Cramo beat Tallinna Kalev 99:70 and clinched the series, winning all three games by average margin of 29 points. Gary Wilkinson led his team with 16 points in third game, Ty Abbott added 15 points as the whole team of 12 players scored at least 5 points. Emmanuel Okoye had an impressive double-double with 20 points and 15 rbs, Janis Vahter added 20+7 on losing side.

Tartu University/Rock had no problems beating Valga/Maks&Moorits 87:55 (the average margin in series - 22.7). Justin Ingram scored 13, Ivan Nelyubov 12 points. Raitis Grafs led Valga with 18+5rbs.

TYCO Rapla closed the series with 65:57 victory against TTU on the way to a bit surprising 3:0 sweep. Rait-Riivo Laane (179-PG-93) made 5/6 three-pointers and scored 22 points, Andre Parn added 14. Jaan Puidet had 16+8+5ast for TTU. Kristjan Makke added 14 points but was only 1/8 from a free throw line.

The only quarter-final, still ongoing, is the matchup between BC Rakvere Tarvas and KK Parnu. So far, it's 1:1.



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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. Farmar, Anadolu13.7 
 8. Weems, CSKA13.7 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.13.6 
 10. Krstic, CSKA13.5 
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 Regal6.3 
 4. Hines, Olympiacos6.0 
 5. Lampe, Caja L.6.0 
 6. Lasme, Panathin.5.9 
 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.5.9 
 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. Khryapa, CSKA3.9 
 10. Gordon, Anadolu3.9 
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. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 6. Hickman, Maccabi1.4 
 7. Diamantidis, Panat.1.4 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Jerrells, Maine RC1.1 
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. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.2 
 5. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 6. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 7. Ford, Brose Bask.1.0 
 8. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Falker, Besiktas1.0 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 


Play offs Game 3: 3D repeat himself and Panathinaikos beat Barca for the 2-1 - by Chris Mammides

Panathinaikos beat Barcelona with 65-63 and is now leading the series with 2-1 with the chance on Thursday night to book a place in London and the final four. The game was once more like all the games between the two teams, amazing with tough defenses from both sides and with Dimitris Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) doing what he knows better than anybody else in the Euroleague, by scoring both his three pointers (he had 0/4) at the final stage of the game where the ball was too heavy for any other player from both teams (the prove was simply the two missing shots from the charity line by Ante Tomic (217-C-87) at the end of the game).

During the first period, Barcelona started with more mood than the Hellenes and with 2 three pointers by (who else) Navarro took an early lead but Gist and Schortsianitis balance the game and at the first half of the first period the score became 8-6. Right after that Gist called his second foul and replaced by Tsartsaris. With five points by Maciulis and Dimitris Diamantidis and solid game by Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) and Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts), Panathinaikos took a double digits since Barcelon remained at the 10 points in one period, while Panathinaikso ended the first half with 5 of 7 three pointers.

In the second period of the game, Panathinaikos offered the highlight of the game when Dimitris Diamantidis succeeded an amazing assist from down town and the receiver (Stephane Lasme) offered to the Green audience (23.000 people in OAKA) the dunk of the game for the 29-14 which was the bigger difference in the game. Jasikevicius took it personal and with personal points cut the deficit to 33-25 while Jawai beat in all the personal fights in the paint his opponent, Schortsianitis while Lorbek and Ante Tomic were scoring without any problem from the low post. Michael Bramos though, who was once more the top scorer for Panathinaikos with a three pointer helped his team to keep a solid difference of nine points by the end of the first half since Inglishs three pointer at the end was not fortunate for Barcelona. The score was 38-29.

Panathinaikos was really bad in the third period and Barcelona took the advantage of the green black-out and cut the deficit to 40-36 only three minutes in the third period. Pedoulakis time out was not able to wake up the Green players so Saras and Navarro two shots from behind the arc gave to Barcelona the leading position for the first time since the first minute of the game with 42-43. But, Michael Bramos was there once more and with his own three pointer Panathinaikos took the lead which was kept only for one minute since Panathinaikos remain pointless for another two minutes and Ante Tomic was having a party in the Green paint as with his points, Barcelona ended the third period with 50-51.

The fourth and final period was the time for the leading figures, even though Ante Tomic gave the maximum lead to his team with 50-55, Ukic scored his first point in the game (1/2 free throws) to reshape the score to 51-55. The Catalonians though were having the crescent before Big Sofo with 1 of 2 free throws cuts the deficit to 56-57 while Ante Tomics 4th foul was changing the momentum of the game, since Dimitris Diamantidis first three pointer in the game 3.36'' to the end made the score 59-57, but Wallace was there and answer back with the same shot giving the chance to Jasikevicius the freeze OAKA with a new three pointer for the 59-63, 2.21 before the end. Those were the last points for Barcelona. 1.16 Panathinaikos with his usual suspect, Dimitris Diamantidis succeeded the three pointers for the 64-63 at the 39'. 15 seconds after Ante Tomic missed both the free throws and Navarro missed the last shot of the game, while Gist simply succeeded in the one of two free throws for the final 65-63.
Periods: 20-10, 38-29, 50-51, 65-63
Panathinaikos: Michael Bramos 14, Maciulis 5, Ukic 6, Stephane Lasme 11points and 8 rebounds, Tsartsaris 4, Dimitris Diamantidis 12, Gist 9, Schortsiantitis 4.
Barcelona: Arbines 6, Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) 17, Jaawai 2, Ante Tomic 12 points and 9 rebounds.



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 35-9 
 2. Kataja 33-9 
 3. KTP 32-12 
 4. Pyrinto 31-13 
 5. Kauhajoki 27-17 
 6. Kouvot 22-22 
 7. LrNMKY 17-26 
 8. Salon Vilpas 14-30 
 9. Korihait 13-31 
 10. Namika Lahti 13-31 
 11. Lapua 13-32 
 12. FoKoPo 12-32 

Quarter-Finals: Round 2

Apr. 16: Kauhajoki - Pyrinto 90-77
Apr. 16: LrNMKY - Kataja 84-81
Apr. 16: Salon Vilpas - Nilan Bisons 59-74
Apr. 17: Kouvot - KTP


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.6 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.5 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.1 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.8 
 5. Clavell, Kouvot20.5 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto18.8 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.5 
 10. Burgess, FoKoPo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.9.8 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.8 
 4. Conley, LrNM.9.7 
 5. Giles, KTP9.2 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo9.1 
 7. Watt, Korihait8.8 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto8.6 
 9. Johnson, Namika L.8.3 
 10. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto6.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.6 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.2 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.7 
 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: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 3. Smith, Kataja2.2 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.7 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.6 
 9. Watson, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barrett, KTP1.4 
 2. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.2 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 4. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 5. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.0 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Jones, LrNM.1.0 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 10. Dyer, Hapoel Kazr.0.9 


Standings - Division I

1st Division Standings
Division A
 1. Porvoon Tarmo 20-5 
 2. ToPo 17-7 
 3. Tapiolan Honka 15-9 
 4. BC Nokia 13-12 
 5. Oulun NMKY 12-12 
 6. Huima 10-14 
 7. SayRi 8-16 
 8. Pyrinto II 8-16 
 9. Ura Basket 6-18 
Division B
 1. Kerava ET 21-7 
 2. TuNMKY 21-7 
 3. Jarvenpaa 18-10 
 4. KaU Koris 17-11 
 5. BC Jyvaskyla 11-17 
 6. HBA-Marsky 10-18 
 7. Espoo Basket 8-20 
 8. JyWe 6-22 

Finals: Round 1

Apr. 15: Porvoon Tarmo - Tapiolan Honka 76-69


KORISLIIGA: YMCA LPR upset Kataja - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, quarter-finals, Game # 2: One big upset tonight. YMCA Lappeenranta upset and win over Kataja (Joensuu) first time this season: 84-81 (33-37). Kataja players' attitude was possibly somewhere else than in the game? Anyway, YMCA LPR was leading by 12 (78-66) with 2:08 to go. Then it was a one-point-game (79-78) with 41 seconds on the clock and finally Matthew Gibson (196-G-84) made both FTs (84-81) with six seconds left. Kataja missed still a couple of 3-pointers and YMCA LPR had tied this series 1-1.
At Kauhajoki the same situation. Pyrinto (Tampere) had won the first game vs Karhu after OT, but this time OT was not even close as Karhu defeated Pyrinto 90-77 (46-41). Tremaine Ford (206-F/C-86, college: CS Northridge) (Karhu) was the MVP of the game with his double-double 22pts/18rbs. Karhu - Pyrinto 1-1.
Vilpas (Salo) scored at home court only 59 points and you cannot win a team like Bisons (Loimaa) with such digits. Bisons won 59-74 (29-46). Strange, but the winning side/Bisons had only one player in double figures! Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) scored game high 32 points (1 - 4/4, 2 - 11/16, 3 - 2/6). This season Zeno is one of the best players in Finland - if not the best! Kimmo Muurinen was back in action after injury. Vilpas - Bisons 0-2.

YMCA LPR - Kataja 84-81 (33-37). (Jason Conley 23, Matt Gibson 22, Greg Logins 19/10 - Jonte Flowers 17, Johnell Smith 15, Antti Kanervo 14. A: 751).
Karhu - Pyrinto 90-77 (46-41). (Tremaine Ford 22/18, Giordan Watson 21/5a, Ilkka Vuori 13 - Damon Williams 24/10, Lamonte Ulmer 17, Antero Lehto 15. A: 807).
Vilpas - Bisons 59-74 (29-46). (Marcus Relphorde 13, Shawn Atupem 11/7, Eero Lehtinen 10 - Martin Zeno 32, Matti Nuutinen 9, Mikko Koivisto 9. A: 1560).



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.1 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.7 
 3. Griffin, Gotha18.2 
 4. White, Heidelberg16.8 
 5. Nixon, NBC16.8 
 6. Williams, Vechta16.3 
 7. Calvin, Ehingen16.2 
 8. Roessler, Karlsruhe15.5 
 9. Barker, Jena15.3 
 10. Kelly, Cuxhaven15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald LAWSON
  Chemnitz
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Lawson, Chemnitz10.3 
 2. Gadley, Duesseldorf9.2 
 3. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.1 
 5. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.9 
 6. Johnson, Crailsheim7.9 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.9 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen7.5 
 9. Henley, ETB W.7.4 
 10. Smith, NBC7.4 
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. Sollazzo, Leipzig4.5 
 8. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
 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. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.6 
 8. Johnson, Duesseld.1.6 
 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. Madrich, Vechta0.9 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 


Edmunds TukissRemains With The Dragons Rhondorf - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO B club Dragons Rhondorf have announced that Edmunds Tukiss (200-SF-89) will remain with the team. Tukiss is a 23 year old 200cm forward from Latvia that wil play his third season with the team. Last season he played 22 games averaging 8,8ppg and 2,6rpg. His best game was a 20 point, 10 rebound effort against Konstanz. " I am happy that we could already extend the contract with him. He made another step forward last season. His game inside and out was more than solid. It was clear after talks that both sides were interested in extending the contract", added Dragons manager Sebastian Schmidt.

Source: Dragons Rhondorf





Malik Mueller (I Like To Keep The Team Together In Hard Situations) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



Malik Mueller (189-G-94) is an 19 year old 188cm guard that was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He spent a part of his life in Miami, but grew up in the rhein-main region. He is a guard with enormous potential. Has shot, court vision and personality. He could became a top player very soon. He started his basketball career at TV Langen and played for EOSC Offenbach before moving to SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen in 2007. He moved up to rdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProB) in that same season. In 2010, he took part at the well known Jordan Brand Classic Game and was named MVP. He played at the World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) -10: 8 games: 6.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 26.9%, FT: 46.2%. Last season he played for Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProA): 18 games: 5.5ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 25.5%, FT: 52.2%, also a license to play with SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen (2.Regionalliga, starting five): 7 games: 13.4ppg. This past summer, he took part at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania -12: 9 games: 8.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 36.5%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 71.4%. He spoke to eurobasket during the regular season.

What exactly is your role in the team?

I am a player that brings energy from the bench giving the starting point guard a rest.

Erdgas Ehingen has five Americans. You grew up in Miami, Florida in very young years. Are you able to build up special relationships with the Americans?

The Americans are all very open and very nice guys. I dont have a better relationship with one player than with the other. They have a good relationship to all the players on the team.

Your teammate American Virgil Matthews has stated only positive things about you and pushes you in practice. What have you learned from him in the last years.

I have learned very much from him in the last years. He pushes me evry hard in practice and really makes life difficult for me on the court. The most important thing that I have learned from him is to control the tempo something I had no idea how to do before I switched to being appoint guard.

What is a strength in your game that doesnt always get noticed right away?

I think a strength that doesnt always get noticed is my ability to be a leader on the court. I like to keep the team together in hard situations and give tips.


What do you still need to improve in your game?

I can get better in all phases of my game. The most important thing is improving my defense, showing more court vision and presence.


Your teammate Jake Anderson played at Northern Iowa and Iowa State and has had experience in the D-league. He is a super rebounder for his height. Has he explained his rebounding secret to you?

No, but he really has amazed me how well he rebounds for his size and he is a little shorter than me. He fights for every ball at the rim.

Erdgas Ehingen head coach Ralph Junge is known for being able to develop young German players well. What is the most important thing that you have learned from him?

I came to Ehingen as a 13 year old and had mostly played the sport as a hobby before coming here. I learned everything I need to know about the basics of the game. I learned how to understand the game.

You lived for a time in Miami, Florida because you had an American dad. What memories do you have from Miami?

I only have memories from the end of my time there spending lots of time with my relatives and playing basketball.


You grew up in the Frankfurt area. Were you a Frankfurt Skyliner fan?

I went to games, but not every weekend since I had games on the weekends. I did like the team and my favorite player was Jimmy Mckinney.

Who were your NBA idols as a kid?

My number one idol was Michael Jordan. When I was very young, I liked Allan Iverson. I had a big poster of him in my room. Now my favorite player is Dwayne Wade.

How easy was your decision to go to Erdgas Ehingen in 2007?

It wasnt difficult. I always knew that I wanted to play basketball. In Offenbach, I could only practice three times a week and in Ehingen the gym is always open. I had to make the choice of giving up the city life for the country life, but I was ready to do it because I just wanted to play basketball.


In 2010, you played at the Jordan Brand Classic where all the best basketball talents meet. You were named MVP. How often do you look back on this event?

It was a great experience for me. Back then I thought more about it, but now less because I am looking ahead now to the future and try to meet those goals. The Jordan Brand Classic was a nice thing, but now I need to concentrate on the future.

You met Michael Jordan. What question would you have liked to ask him that you couldnt then?

I would have liked to have asked him how he was able to come back after winning the first three titles and then winning another three after his baseball experience. It is amazing how he can stay so humble and still had so much passion after having success. Often players that have success then disappear.


How have you seen your own development as a player since the Jordan Brand Classic in 2010?

My development didnt go so well the season after that as I was a bit preoccupied with the hype and didnt really know how to deal with it. However I was able to come back and have a good season last season. I think that I have been able to make the jump from NBBL to the PRO A. I made the transition well from a combo guard to a point guard.

Who were the best players that you have played against in international games so far in your career?

Albert Homs and Guillermo Hernan Gomez from Spain and American Dwayne Otis.


Do you think that your ex teammate Kevin Bright will make the breakthrough in the NCAA with Vanderbilt?

I was positively surprised how well he played in his first NCAA game. I think if he works hard in every practice , then he will make his breakthrough.


Would you like to play in the NCAA?

Yes I do. I am preparing my next steps on what schools I would like to look at. I want to play for a team that always plays against the best schools.


What is your biggest basketball dream?

My basketball dream is like it should be for any person and that is to play in the NBA.


What were the most free throws that you have made in a row without missing?

I have made 48 of 50.


What was your most crazy shot that you have ever made in a game?

That was a long time ago when I was very young playing in Offenbach. I made a wild three pointer to win the game against Giessen. I wasnt a very good three point shooter.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Looper with Bruce Wills. I like action movies and this is a very good one.

Thanks Malik for the chat.




Kenny Barker (Science City Jena) We Matched The Intensity Of BG Goettingen And Matched Them Blow For Blow - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Kenny Barker (191-G-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) is a 26 year old 191cm guard from San Diego, California that is playing his second season for Science City Jena. He played at Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA2) from 2004-2007 and then transfered to Alaska-Anch. (NCAA2) where he played until 2009. In his senior year, he played 28 games: 18.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3Pts: 39.4%, FT: 83.8%. In 2009-2010 he turned professional and played in Germany for FC Bayern Muenchen (Germany-ProA, starting five): 30 games: 16.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 78.6%. In 2010-2011, he played for BBC Bayreuth (Germany-1.Bundesliga), left in Jan. '11: 5 games: 2.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.0apg. Last season for Jena he played 31 games: 14.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 60.1%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 80.3%. He spoke to eurobasket after kicking out BG Goettingen in the playoffs.

Congrats on the 3-1 series upset win over BG Goettingen. How difficult was this series in general for the team?


The series was a really difficult and draining series. Gottingen was a good team and it came down to the last shot to win


BG Goettingen had the 43-35 lead at halftime. What did head coach Georg Eichler tell the team to do better in the third quarter where you hit for 23 team points?

At halftime he told us to keep fighting and to help each other more on defense. We had some breakdowns in the first half but we fixed them after the half


Science City Jena was trailing 85-78 with 37 seconds and won the game with an 8-0 run. Was there a basketball god in the arena in those last 37 seconds?

I think at the end we just didnt want to give up. It took a couple plays to get the victory but we kept fighting and pulled it out


Describe the game winning shot by Gerrett Sim? Was that a designed play for the American to come to the good shot?

The last shot was just a good make. I got the rebound and pushed it up the court. He was open immediately so I hit him on the wing and he put it in the basket. It was a big time shot!

When looking at the game team stats, the game was pretty even, but what was key for winning this series 3-1?

The key for this series was hard work. As a team they fight and make you work for everything. You just have to match their intensity and match them blow for blow

You were top scorer, top rebounder and top assist man for Science City Jena. Was this just another day at the office for Kenny Barker?

I like to try and help my team any way possible to get the Win and today thats what I had to do.


Who would you rather see in the semi finals, Duesseldorf or Nurnberg?

For me they are both good teams so we'll just wait and see


What sports does Kenny Barker focus now on after the NCAA Tournament?

Now im just waiting for the playoffs and football to start


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Gangstar Squad.

Thanks Kenny for the chat.




Further 2013 Beko BBL Awards For John Bryant And Sebastian Machowski - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Beko BBL announced another batch of awards today giving the MVP to ratiopharm Ulm center John Bryant and coach of the year to Sebastian Machowski of the EWE Baskets Oldenburg.Bryant who was voted by the head coaches, captains of the 18 Beko BBL teams and medien experts won for the second year in a row gaining 149 points. Bamberg guard Anton Gavel was second with 93 points and Jared Jordan of the Telekom Baskets Bonn got 34 votes. "This is a big honour for me. I want to thank all the people that voted for me", expressed John Bryant. The league also announced that Sebastian Machowski won coach of the year. The german has led Oldenburg all season long and been near the top of the standings. He recieved 100 points. In second place was last seasons winner Thorsten Leibenath of Ulm with 65 points and third was Phoenix Hagen skipper Ingo Freyer who got 43 points. "I feel very honoured. I see this award as something that the whole coaching staff and team are responsible for. It is very nice to see how our work has been accepted by the whole league", stressed Sebastian Machowski .

Source: Beko BBL




Beko BBL Name First And Second Team Teams - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Beko BBL also announced the first and second teams for the 2012-2013 season. The following were chosen as the top players at their position.

Beko BBL-All-First-Team

Point Guard: Jared Jordan (188-PG-84, college: Marist) (Telekom Baskets Bonn)

Shooting Guard: Anton Gavel (Brose Baskets)

Small Forward: Rickey Paulding (EWE Baskets Oldenburg)

Power Forward: Deon Thompson (ALBA BERLIN)

Center: John Bryant (ratiopharm ulm)

Beko BBL-All-Second-Team

Point Guard: Tyrese Rice (FC Bayern Mnchen)

Shooting Guard: Davin White (Phoenix Hagen)

Small Forward: Reggie Redding (WALTER Tigers Tbingen)

Power Forward: Chevon Troutman (FC Bayern Mnchen)

Center: Adam Chubb (EWE Baskets Oldenburg)

Source: Beko BBL



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  GREECE   

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. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.2 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.6 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.14.5 
 8. Coleman, Kavala14.2 
 9. Haralampidis, PAOK13.7 
 10. Palmer, KAOD13.3 
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. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.1 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios7.1 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.8 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.3 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Kanonidis, Periste.5.8 
 10. Asimakopoulo., Ar.5.7 
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. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Perist.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 3. Achara, Kavala1.3 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.3 
 5. Coleman, Kavala1.3 
 6. Turner, Apollon1.2 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 8. Powell, Olympiacos0.9 
 9. Charissis, Aris0.8 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.0.8 


EuroLeague: Panathinaikos outscore Barcelona for 2-1 lead in the series - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Barcelona 65:63

Panathinaikos shot down Barcelona for the second straight win in the EuroLeague quarterfinal series. It was another thriller that turned the Greens way at the end. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) came up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Panathinaikos opened the game strongly. Supported by nearly 18000 fans the hosts grabbed a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Barcelona however stopped the bleeding and worked their way back into the game. The Spaniards cut the deficit at 9 points at halftime 38:29. The visitors completed their comeback in the third period. The Spanish team went on a 22:12 run to secure a 51:50 lead into the final frame. Panathinaikos though turned the tables in the fourth quarter. They came back from 5 points down to take a 64:63 lead after a three-pointer from Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80). Ante Tomic missed two free throws and James Gist punished him with a free throw of his own to make it 65:63. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) had a chance to save the game for Barca but missed a potential winner. Dimitris Diamantidis scored 12 points, while Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) added 11 points in the victory. Juan Carlos Navarro answered with 17 points for Barcelona. Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-PG-76, college: Maryland) had 13 points in the loss.

Panathinaikos: Michael Bramos 14, Dimitris Diamantidis 12, Stephane Lasme 11
Barcelona: Juan Carlos Navarro 17, Sarunas Jasikevicius 13



A1 Round 23: Panionios edge Apollon Patras by two points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in A1 is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

Seventh-ranked Apollon Patras (10-13) made lots of trouble for third ranked Panionios (18-5) in Athens on Saturday. Panionios managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-78. Panionios made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Apollon Patras helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Serbian forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: FCM) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. American Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) produced 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panionios maintains third place with 18-5 record having just two points less than leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Apollon Patras keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. They share it with Aris. Panionios are looking forward to face PAOK (#4) in Thessaloniki in the next round. Apollon Patras will play at home against the league's second-placed Panathinaikos in Athens and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Sixth-ranked Ikaros (11-12) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked AGOR (15-8) in Rethymno. AGOR managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Ikaros. American forward Brent Petway (204-85, college: Michigan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Marc Antonio Carter contributed with 16 points for the winners. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for Ikaros. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. AGOR maintains fifth place with 15-8 record. Ikaros at the other side keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. AGOR will play against KAOD (#9) in Dramas in the next round. Ikaros will play at home against Ilysiakos in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Panelefsiniakos managed to get a sixth victory on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Panelefsiniakos won against fourth-ranked PAOK in Eleusina 67-54. It was a great evening for Nikos Liakopoulos who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 5 assists. Kostas Haralampidis responded with 14 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Panelefsiniakos (6-17) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Peristeri GS. Loser PAOK keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Panelefsiniakos will meet league's leader Olympiacos in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. PAOK will play against Panionios and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Thessaloniki. Local Aris (10-13) beat 9th ranked KAOD (8-15) 85-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KAOD. It was a quality performance for Jeremy Hunt who led the winners and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aris moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Apollon Patras. KAOD at the other side keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost. Aris' next round opponent will be Peristeri GS (#13) in Athens which should be theoretically an easy game. KAOD will play at home against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno.

In the last game of round 23 Peristeri GS was defeated by Kolossos in Rodou 77-67.


Panelefsiniakos - PAOK 67-54

Bottom-ranked Panelefsiniakos managed to get a sixth victory on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Panelefsiniakos won against fourth-ranked PAOK in Eleusina 67-54. The game was mostly controlled by Panelefsiniakos. PAOK managed to win second period 13-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for point guard Nikos Liakopoulos (189-83, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points and 5 assists. American power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-85, college: Grand Valley St.) helped adding 8 points and 14 rebounds. point guard Kostas Haralampidis (189-76) responded with 14 points and power forward Mihalis Tsairelis (207-88) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Panelefsiniakos (6-17) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Peristeri GS. Loser PAOK keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Panelefsiniakos will meet league's leader Olympiacos in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. PAOK will play against Panionios and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: N.Liakopoulos 24+4reb+5ast, J.Wilson 10+1reb+1ast, C.Eziukwu 8+14reb, X.Gibson 8+6reb+1ast, S.Magounis 7+5reb, D.Avramidis 5+3ast
PAOK: K.Haralampidis 14+3reb+3ast, W.Hatcher 13+1reb+4ast, M.Tsairelis 12+7reb, E.Margaritis 6+4reb+1ast, G.Dedas 6+1reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 2+2reb
gschID: 203849


Panionios - Apollon Patras 80-78

Seventh-ranked Apollon Patras (10-13) made lots of trouble for third ranked Panionios (18-5) in Athens on Saturday. Panionios managed to secure only two-point victory 80-78. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-78. Panionios made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Apollon Patras helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Serbian forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: FCM) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. American Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) produced 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 22 points respectively for the guests. Four Apollon Patras players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panionios maintains third place with 18-5 record having just two points less than leader Olympiacos. Newly promoted Apollon Patras keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. They share it with Aris. Panionios are looking forward to face PAOK (#4) in Thessaloniki in the next round. Apollon Patras will play at home against the league's second-placed Panathinaikos in Athens and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Panionios: N.Pappas 33+5reb+3ast, C.Booker 11+7reb+1ast, V.Jankovic 11+6reb+3ast, L.Milbourne 9+5reb+1ast, I.Athineou 7+3reb+3ast, G.Athanasoulas 5+1reb+2ast
Apollon Patras: E.McCollum 22+2reb+2ast, G.Klaiber 17+3reb, N.Argyropoylos 12+3reb+2ast, K.Grant 12+9reb+5ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 6+4reb+1ast, L.Turner 6+7reb
gschID: 203850


AGOR - Ikaros 68-66

Sixth-ranked Ikaros (11-12) made lots of trouble for fifth ranked AGOR (15-8) in Rethymno. AGOR managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Ikaros. Ikaros was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 20-10 third quarter run of AGOR. American forward Brent Petway (204-85, college: Michigan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four AGOR players scored in double figures. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana) added 16 points in the effort for Ikaros. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. AGOR maintains fifth place with 15-8 record. Ikaros at the other side keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. AGOR will play against KAOD (#9) in Dramas in the next round. Ikaros will play at home against Ilysiakos in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
AGOR: M.Antonio Carter 16+1reb+2ast, B.Petway 14+8reb, U.Duvnjak 13+2reb+2ast, N.Kommatos 10+6reb, A.Tsochlas 7+5reb+2ast, N.Angelopoulos 6+3reb
Ikaros: D.Gibson 16+2reb+3ast, M.Faye 14+13reb+4ast, Z.Vrkic 12+8reb, V.Symtsak 8+2reb, N.Strnad 8+4reb, A.Kiritsis 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 203847


Kolossos - Peristeri GS 77-67

Everything could happen in Rodou at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Kolossos and 11th ranked Peristeri GS had identical 6-16 record. This time Kolossos used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Athens 77-67. The game was mostly controlled by Kolossos. Peristeri GS was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 27 personal fouls committed by Peristeri GS helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 4 assists. Serbian forward Stevan Nadjfeji (202-79, agency: FCM) accounted for 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Guard Antonis Mantzaris (196-86) came up with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Smush Parker (193-81, college: Fordham) added 15 points respectively for Peristeri GS in the defeat. Four Peristeri GS players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Kolossos (7-16) moved-up to eleventh place. Peristeri GS at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Kolossos' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Kavala (#14) on the road. Peristeri GS will play against Aris in Thessaloniki.
Top scorers:
Kolossos: M.Hatten 25+4reb+4ast, S.Nadjfeji 18+10reb+1ast, G.Kalambokis 12+4reb+3ast, K.Langford 7+2reb, G.Georgalis 7+7reb+1ast, G.Kalaitzis 6+4reb+3ast
Peristeri GS: S.Parker 15+3reb+1ast, A.Mantzaris 14+8reb+4ast, G.Galiotos 10+7reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 10+3reb+2ast, D.Kompodietas 9+4reb+1ast, N.Papantoniou 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 203845


Aris - KAOD 85-73

The game with biggest result difference took place in Thessaloniki. Local Aris (10-13) beat 9th ranked KAOD (8-15) 85-73. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KAOD. The game was mostly controlled by Aris. KAOD was better in third quarter 27-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by KAOD helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for American guard Jeremy Hunt (196-83, college: Memphis) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Dimitris Verginis (193-87, agency: FCM) accounted for 9 points and 5 assists for the winning side. American guard Preston Knowles (185-89, college: Louisville) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Stelios Ioannou (200-87) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for KAOD in the defeat. Four KAOD players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Aris moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Apollon Patras. KAOD at the other side keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost. Aris' next round opponent will be Peristeri GS (#13) in Athens which should be theoretically an easy game. KAOD will play at home against AGOR (#5) in Rethymno.
Top scorers:
Aris: J.Hunt 15+8reb, A.Asimakopoulos 11+5reb+1ast, G.Tsiaras 10+3reb, A.Vezenkov 10+2reb+2ast, Z.Sarikopoulos 9+6reb, D.Verginis 9+4reb+5ast
KAOD: P.Knowles 13+10reb+5ast, G.Michel 13+2reb+1ast, S.Ioannou 11+5reb+1ast, J.Rowe 10+1reb+3ast, K.Kakaroudis 9+5reb, K.Palmer 6+2reb
gschID: 203844



Travis Garrison leaves Ilysiakos - by Dimitris Kalovelonis

Travis Garrison (203-F-84, college: Maryland) leaves Ilysiakos due to financial reasons. The American forward averaged in A1 6.9 points and 5.9 rebounds in 10 games. Team President Pantelis Gampierakis and coach Giorgos Zeugolis are already searching for the player who will replace him, for the last three crucial games of the season, as the team fights in order not to be relegated from A1 league.


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  HUNGARY   

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Kormend
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Austin, Kormend21.1 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.20.8 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari20.2 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 5. Spica, Kaposvari19.7 
 6. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 7. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.3 
 8. Wood, Albacomp19.2 
 9. Copeland, Bayamon18.8 
 10. Zagorac, Falco-Sz.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zeljko ZAGORAC
  Falco-Sz.
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Zagorac, Falco-Sz.11.0 
 2. Davis, Santurce8.9 
 3. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 4. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.8.6 
 5. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.0 
 7. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.9 
 8. Austin, Kormend7.9 
 9. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari6.6 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.4 
 3. Rakic, Jaszberenyi6.3 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu6.2 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.6 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.4 
 7. Copeland, Bayamon5.2 
 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. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 4. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 5. Moore, Albacomp2.2 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 7. Jones, Szedeak1.9 
 8. Kertesz, ZTE K.1.9 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 10. Williams, Atomero.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. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 7. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 9. Fey, Shinshu BW0.6 
 10. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 



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  IBL   


IBL RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA WITH ADDITION OF EAST BAY PIT BULLS - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral.com The IBL has returned to the Golden State with the addition of the East Bay Pit Bulls for the 2013 season. The Pit Bulls based in Pleasanton California, will operate as a IBL branding team for 2013, which will allow the team to play five regular season games against top caliber full season teams in the league. The Pit Bulls are owned by Full Circle Ventures LLC which operates a chain of health Clubs and offers basketball training in the East Bay area.


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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

Winner Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Maccabi T-A 19-3 
 2. Maccabi Haifa 15-7 
 3. Hapoel Eilat 14-8 
 4. Netanya 11-11 
 5. Hapoel J-M 11-11 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 11-11 
Places 7-12
 1. Galil Gilboa 11-12 
 2. Hapoel T-A 10-12 
 3. Hapoel Holon 9-13 
 4. Maccabi Ashdod 9-13 
 5. Bnei Hasharon 8-14 
 6. Elizur Ashkelon 5-18 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

Places 1-6

Apr. 18: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon
Apr. 18: Netanya - Maccabi Haifa

Places 7-12

Apr. 16: Elizur Ashkelon - Galil Gilboa 76-82
Apr. 17: Hapoel T-A - Bnei Hasharon
Apr. 18: Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Ashdod


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.18.9 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.1 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Collins, Maccabi17.8 
 6. Simpson, 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. Thomas, Maccabi10.1 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.10.0 
 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. Washington, Netan.8.4 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.4 
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, Maccabi4.9 
 5. Perry, Elizur A.4.4 
 6. Warren, Maccabi4.3 
 7. Collins, Maccabi4.2 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.1 
 9. Pullen, Oknoplas.4.0 
 10. Bradley, Netanya4.0 
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. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 7. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.1.8 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 10. Yavzuri, Galil Gi.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 


EuroLeague: Real Madrid advanced to the Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv- Real Madrid 57:69

Real Madrid advanced to the Final Four of Euroleague. The team won over Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 67:59 and swept the series with 3-0 record.
The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. They started with a 6-point lead in the first period. Having 14-10 advantage, a buzzer-beating put-back layup by Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) restored a 10-16 Madrid lead after 10 minutes. Maccabi T-A was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Again Jaycee Carroll followed free throws with a wild slam off a steal to boost Madrid's lead to 8 after 30 minutes. Madrid later improved to 13 points and did not allow the hosts to catch up with them, in the end.
It was a great evening for Jaycee Carroll who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points. Rudy Fernandez helped adding 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Shawn James with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Yogev Ohayon scored 11 points. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv: Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) 18, Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) 11, David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) 11, Yogev Ohayon (187-PG-87) 11
Real Madrid: Jaycee Carroll 16, Sergio Llull (192-SG-87) 13, Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) 12, Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) 9



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  ITALY   


Cimberio Varese signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu - by Eurobasket News

Cimberio Varese (SerieA) signed 30-year old British ex-international forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu (206-83, college: G.Washington, agency: SportsTalent). He just played at Cajasol in Spanish ACB league. In 6 games he had 6.3ppg and 4.8rpg this season. Mensah-Bonsu also spent pre-season at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel earlier that year. The last season he played at Besiktas (TBL) in Turkish league. In 33 games he recorded 12.8ppg and 7.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (in both Turkish League and EuroChallenge !!!) and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Mensah-Bonsu also played 11 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded very remarkable stats: 18.5ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team winning the EuroChallenge championship. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge European Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Defensive Player of the Year.
The previous (10-11) season Mensah-Bonsu played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French league. In 14 games he recorded also great stats: 16.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. The other team Mensah-Bonsu played shortly were the Hornets in NBA. But in 7 games he recorded only 0.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He was tried-out by Caja Laboral (ACB) in Spain earlier that season. He contributed to his team making it to the supercup semifinals. Mensah-Bonsu was voted All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2004 at his college time. Mensah-Bonsu also represented United Kingdom at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 76.2%.
Mensah-Bonsu has played also professionally in Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (New Orleans Hornets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Austin Toros).
He attended George Washington University until 2006 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
Mensah-Bonsu could be described: An inside operator who grew up almost 4 inches during the last year of high school and the first of college. Has an incredible leaping ability for a man his size and he's yet working on his game around the basket. Can finish with thunderous dunks and intimidates in the middle. He's also a good rebounder and forces the opponents to make a lot of fouls on him, but he should improve his FT prcentage and his outside shooting to play at the top European level.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  JAPAN   

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
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.4 
 2. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.7 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi3.6 
 4. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.3 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.9 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido.2.9 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
 8. Tsuji, Toshiba BT2.8 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi2.7 
 10. Igarashi, Mitsubi.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.2 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 6. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.1 
 8. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
 9. Catron, Hokkaido L.1.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.5 
 3. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.4 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.3 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba0.9 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.7 
 8. Moss, Toshiba BT0.6 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.6 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.0.6 


Standings - BJ League

BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Niigata Albirex 32-16 
 2. Yokohama BC 32-16 
 3. Toyama Grouses 32-16 
 4. Iwate Big Bulls 31-17 
 5. Akita NH 24-24 
 6. Chiba Jets 24-24 
 7. Sendai 89ers 19-29 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 17-31 
 9. Shinshu BW 16-32 
 10. Saitama Bron. 14-34 
 11. Gunma 12-36 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 38-10 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 33-17 
 3. Shimane SM 31-17 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 30-18 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 27-21 
 6. Hamamatsu P. 26-22 
 7. Osaka Evessa 22-26 
 8. Oita H.Devils 20-30 
 9. Takamatsu FA 19-31 
 10. Miyazaki SS 9-41 

Regular Season: Round 52

Apr. 14: Okinawa GK - Gunma 98-72
Apr. 14: Sendai 89ers - Chiba Jets 92-99
Apr. 14: Shinshu BW - Iwate Big Bulls 83-95
Apr. 14: Kyoto Hannar. - Takamatsu FA 74-71
Apr. 14: Toyama Grouses - Yokohama BC 72-96
Apr. 14: Miyazaki SS - Shiga L-Stars 68-77
Apr. 14: Akita NH - Niigata Albirex 65-62
Apr. 14: Hamamatsu P. - Fukuoka Rizing 51-60
Apr. 14: Saitama Bron. - Tokyo Cinq R. 122-100
Apr. 14: Osaka Evessa - Oita H.Devils 107-94

Regular Season: Round 53

Apr. 20: Iwate Big Bulls - Miyazaki SS
Apr. 20: Niigata Albirex - Osaka Evessa
Apr. 20: Shinshu BW - Sendai 89ers
Apr. 20: Gunma - Hamamatsu P.
Apr. 20: Tokyo Cinq R. - Okinawa GK
Apr. 20: Yokohama BC - Chiba Jets
Apr. 20: Shiga L-Stars - Akita NH
Apr. 20: Shimane SM - Saitama Bron.
Apr. 20: Takamatsu FA - Kyoto Hannar.
Apr. 20: Oita H.Devils - Toyama Grouses


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 John HUMPHREY
  Saitama .
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 26
 1. Humphrey, Saitama26.0 
 2. Cummings, Sendai22.1 
 3. Woods, Tokyo C.21.8 
 4. Chandler, Chiba J.21.1 
 5. Burns, Yokohama BC20.8 
 6. Werner, Chiba Jets19.8 
 7. Parker, Shimane SM19.8 
 8. Brown, Akita NH19.7 
 9. Jones, Tokyo C.19.4 
 10. Keller, Gunma18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.14.5 
 2. Willard, Sendai 89.13.9 
 3. Warren, Fukuoka12.6 
 4. Kuso, Miyazaki SS12.3 
 5. Bell, Osaka Evessa11.8 
 6. Werner, Chiba Jets11.2 
 7. Williams, Saitama10.9 
 8. Rickert, Osaka E.10.8 
 9. White, Hamamats.10.7 
 10. Parker, Shimane SM10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Takehiko SHIMURA
  Sendai
  (160-G-83)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Shimura, Sendai6.3 
 2. Namizato, Okina.6.2 
 3. Togashi, Akita NH6.1 
 4. Galloway, Hamamats.5.9 
 5. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.7 
 6. Jones III, Oita H.5.0 
 7. Burns, Yokohama BC4.9 
 8. Humphrey, Saitama4.2 
 9. Woods, Tokyo C.4.1 
 10. Shimizu, Oita H.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 John HUMPHREY
  Saitama .
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Humphrey, Saitama2.2 
 2. Burns, Yokohama BC2.1 
 3. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 4. Parker, Shimane SM2.0 
 5. Brown, Toyama G.2.0 
 6. Alawoya, Oita H.1.9 
 7. Lyons, Takamats.1.9 
 8. Galloway, Hamamats.1.9 
 9. Woods, Tokyo C.1.8 
 10. Masato, Iwate B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.6 
 2. Blackledge, Iwate2.7 
 3. Carter, Tokyo C.2.2 
 4. Marshall, Shins.2.0 
 5. Kuso, Miyazaki SS1.6 
 6. Parker, Shimane SM1.6 
 7. Ashby, Fukuoka1.6 
 8. Fairley, Miyazaki.1.5 
 9. Williams, Takamats.1.4 
 10. Kent, Akita NH1.3 



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NJCAA D1 All-America Awards 2013 - by Greg

NJCAA D1 All-America 1st Team 2013
Kadeem Allen
Allen
Jarekious Bradley
Bradley
Darius Carter
Carter
Skyler Halford
Halford
Rasham Suarez
Suarez

All-Tournament MVP: Eugene McCrory (6'8''-C) of Cent.Florida CC
Best Small Man: Deandre Mathieu (5'9''-G) of Cent.Arizona JC
Sportsmanship Award: Travis Black (6'3''-PG) of Spartanburg Meth.JC
Coach of the Tournament: Tim Ryan of Cent.Florida CC

1st Team
G: Kadeem Allen (6'3''-G) of Hutchinson CC
F: Jarekious Bradley (6'5''-F) of E.Mississippi CC
F: Darius Carter (6'7''-F) of Vincennes Univ.
G: Skyler Halford (6'1''-G) of Salt Lake CC
G: Robert Hunter (5'10''-G) of Santa Fe CC
PG: Jordan Johnson (5'11''-PG) of E.Georgia St. CC
PG: Chris Jones (5'10''-PG) of NW Florida St.
G: Deandre Mathieu (5'9''-G) of Cent.Arizona JC
F/C: Jameel McKay (6'8''-F/C) of Indian Hills CC
F: Yanick Moreira (6'10''-F-91) of South Plains JC

2nd Team
G: Robert Arnold (G) of Chattahoochee V.
G: Eian Davis (6'0''-G-90) of ASA
F: Remi Dibo (6'7''-F-91) of Casper CC
G: Desmond Lee (6'4''-G) of N.Mexico JC
G: Mohammad Lee (G) of Mt.San Jacinto
F: Markee Mazyck (F) of Frederick CC
C: Eugene McCrory (6'8''-C) of Cent.Florida CC
C: Keanau Post (C) of SW Illinois JC
F: Jay Raulston (F) of Mineral Area CC
F: Colin Voss (6'7''-F) of N.Okl.-Tonkawa

3rd Team
F: Aaron Adeoye (6'6''-F-93) of John A.Logan CC
G: Devin Brooks (6'2''-G) of Iowa Western CC
F: DeShawn Delaney (6'5''-F) of Vincennes Univ.
F: Faronte Drakeford (F) of Cape Fear CC
F: Antonio Jenifer (F) of Hagerstown CC
G: Algie Key (6'4''-G) of Barton County CC
G: Jalen Riley (G) of Sauk Valley CC
F: Daniel Skinner (F) of Jacksonville JC
G: Taylor Stafford (G) of E.Arizona JC
F: Sailesh Tummala (6'6''-F-93) of Salt Lake CC

Honorable Mention
Jalil Abdul-Bassit (6'4''-G) of N.Idaho JC
Tony Bradley (G) of SW Illinois JC
Kenny Chery (G) of State Fair CC
Elgin Cook (6'6''-F) of NW Florida St.
Ronell Crockett (6'3''-G) of Spartanburg Meth.JC
Marquel Curtis of Williston St. JC
Javonte Douglas (G) of Hill JC
Sean Farr (6'4''-F) of Baltimore CCC
Kenric McCants (G) of Gadsden St.CC
Jalondre McClanahan (6'1''-G) of Kilgore JC
Bretson McNeal (6'2''-G) of N.Dakota St. JC
Quinton Morrow (G) of Brunswick CC
Patrick Onwenu (6'7''-G) of Highland CC (IL)
Deshon Portley (G) of Laramie CC
Kaheem Ransom (6'0''-G) of Seward County CC
Frederico Santos (F-91) of NE Oklahoma A&M CC
Marquavious Smith (G) of SW Missis.CC
Jeffrey Solarin (F) of Northwest JC
Jordan Stevens (6'5''-F) of St.Joseph, IN
Marvin Whitt (G) of Arizona W. CC

All-Tournament Team
G: Devin Brooks (6'2''-G) of Iowa Western CC
F: Darius Carter (6'7''-F) of Vincennes Univ.
F: Elgin Cook (6'6''-F) of NW Florida St.
G: Ronell Crockett (6'3''-G) of Spartanburg Meth.JC
F: DeShawn Delaney (6'5''-F) of Vincennes Univ.
G: Cameron Forte (6'6''-G) of Howard Col. (TX)
F: Tevin Glass (6'8''-F) of NW Florida St.
F/C: Jamal Jones (6'8''-F/C) of Lee JC
F: Daquan Jeffries (6'6''-F) of Spartanburg Meth.JC
PG: Chris Jones (5'10''-PG) of NW Florida St.
G: DesJuan Newton (6'2''-G) of Cent.Arizona JC
G: Rasham Suarez (6'3''-G-93) of Cent.Florida CC



NJCAA D3 All-America Awards 2013 - by Greg

NJCAA D3 All-America 1st Team 2013
Joseph Beck
Beck
Steve Carder
Carder
Semar Farris
Farris
Tommie Starkes
Starkes
Willie Williams III
Williams III

All-Tournament MVP: Joe Nickerson (6'4''-F) of Brookdale CC

1st Team
F/C: Joseph Beck (6'8''-F/C) of Rochester CTC
C: Steve Carder (C) of N.Country CC
PG: Semar Farris (5'6''-PG) of Eastfield Coll.
G: Tommie Starkes (G) of Rockland CC
PG: Neil Thompson (6'0''-PG) of Brookdale CC

2nd Team
G: Paul Becklens (6'1''-G) of Roxbury CC
G: Kendall Jones (G) of Caldwell Tech
G: NieRonn Miles (G) of Prince George CC
F: Brandon Schwebke (6'4''-F) of Rock Valley JC
F: Willie Williams III (6'6''-F) of Sullivan CC

3rd Team
G: Stefan Bock (6'1''-G) of SUNY-Delhi
F: Larry Burroughs (6'5''-F) of Bergen CC
G: Billy Johnson (G) of Cedar Valley JC
F: Pierre Jolly (F) of Joliet CC
G: D'Meco Rozier (G) of Middle Georgia JC

Honorable Mention
Ed'Lexus Collier (G) of Mountain View
Bacarius Dinkins (C) of Mesabi Range
Timothy Haggie (G) of Cent.Carolina CC
Ronell Ross (F) of Bronx CC
Marcus Smith of Allegheny CC

All-Tournament Team
C: Jonathan Feiler (6'8''-C) of Herkimer County
F: Boris Fodouop (6'5''-F) of Mass Bay CC
G: Justyn Galloway (6'2''-G) of Rochester CTC
PG: K.J. Jones (5'11''-PG) of Caldwell Tech CC
F/C: Michael Love (6'7''-F/C) of Eastfield Coll.
F: Brandon Schwebke (6'4''-F) of Rock Valley JC
PG: Neil Thompson (6'0''-PG) of Brookdale CC
F: Willie Williams III (6'6''-F) of Sullivan CC



NJCAA D2 All-America Awards 2013 - by Greg

NJCAA D2 All-America 1st Team 2013
Michael Harris
Harris
David Humphries
Humphries
Charles Oliver
Oliver
William Powell
Powell
Cortez Macklin
Macklin

All-Tournament MVP: Bronson Verhines (6'7''-F) of Rend Lake CC
Best Small Man: Bryce Walker (5'9''-PG) of S.Suburban JC
Sportsmanship Award: Dawson Verhines (6'3''-G) of Rend Lake CC
Coach of the Tournament: Randy House of Rend Lake CC

1st Team
PG: Michael Harris (5'7''-PG) of S.Suburban JC
G/F: David Humphries (6'3''-G/F-91) of N.Iowa Area CC
G: Charles Oliver (G) of Lakeland CC
G: William Powell (6'0''-G) of Glen Oaks CC
G: Thaddeus Rideau (6'4''-G) of Brown Mackie
G/F: Chris Solomon (6'3''-G/F) of Phoenix CC
F: James Spencer (6'5''-F) of Central CC
F: Karington Ward (6'7''-F) of Moraine Valley CC
G: Christopher Whitehead (G) of Danville Area CC
G/F: Desmond Williams (6'5''-G/F) of Rhode Island CC

2nd Team
G: Andre Anthony (G) of Beaver County CC
F: Vaughn Boler (F) of Genesee CC
G: Mustafa El-Amin (5'11''-G) of Mercer Co.CC
G: Matthew Johnson (G) of N.Arkansas CC
F: James Kelly (6'7''-F) of Owens CC
G: Cortez Macklin (6'3''-G) of Rend Lake CC
PG: Antonio Robinson (6'4''-PG) of Louisburg JC
G: Andre Scott (G) of Wentworth M.
G: Delquan Thomas (G) of Southeast CC
F: Dominique Washington (F) of Kansas City CC

3rd Team
F: Donte Adams (6'4''-F) of Cecil CC
G: Malcolm Canada (G) of Ellsworth CC
G: Randy Clark (G) of Gogebic CC
G: Devon Elliott (G) of Erie CC
G: Quinton Jackson (G) of CCBC Catonsville
G: Erin Jones (6'2''-G) of Penn Valley CC
G: Mahlon Jones (G) of Hesston CC
: Deondre Parks of Iowa Lakes CC
G: Alec Schwab (G) of Illinois Valley CC
G: Kevin Williams (6'0''-G) of Wayland Baptist

All-Tournament Team
F: Fred Mattison (6'7''-F) of Mott CC
SG: Kevin Williams (5'7''-SG) of Louisburg JC
PG: Bryce Walker (5'9''-PG) of S.Suburban JC
G/F: Dallas Gary (6'5''-G/F) of Monroe CC
PG: Joe Retic (6'3''-PG) of Owens CC
PG: Wendell Pierre (6'2''-PG) of Brown Mackie
G: Rico Spikes (6'3''-G) of Brown Mackie
F: Arnold Fripp (6'7''-F) of Monroe CC
G: Darryl Hervey (6'0''-G) of Moraine Valley CC
G: Jeril Taylor (6'4''-G) of Rend Lake CC
F: Karington Ward (6'7''-F) of Moraine Valley CC
G: Cortez Macklin (6'3''-G) of Rend Lake CC



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Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 26-3 
 2. Sagesse 23-6 
 3. Moutahed 20-9 
 4. Champville 18-11 
 5. Byblos 14-15 
 6. Amchit 14-15 
 7. Hoops 8-21 
 8. Bejjeh 7-22 
 9. Anibal 2-16 
 10. Antranik 2-16 

Second Stage: Round 11

Apr. 16: Hoops - Champville 95-112
Apr. 15: Moutahed - Byblos 86-75
Apr. 15: Amchit - Sagesse 82-113
Apr. 16: Al Riyadi - Bejjeh 114-89

Second Stage: Round 12

Apr. 18: Byblos - Al Riyadi
Apr. 18: Bejjeh - Hoops
Apr. 20: Champville - Amchit
Apr. 22: Sagesse - Moutahed


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 35.6
 1. Emmett, Amchit35.6 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.1 
 3. Khatib, Champville27.0 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.6 
 5. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 6. Sims, Sagesse24.4 
 7. Williams, Bejjeh23.3 
 8. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos22.8 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.4 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.7 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.3 
 5. Hill, Amchit11.1 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.6 
 7. Perry, Hoops9.7 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi9.3 
 9. Sims, Sagesse9.0 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Blair, Hoops6.8 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.4 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.2 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.8 
 6. Fahed, Moutahed5.4 
 7. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos5.2 
 9. Khatib, Champville5.0 
 10. Khoury, Amchit4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Blair, Hoops3.1 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.4 
 3. Youngblood, Byblos2.2 
 4. Emmett, Amchit2.1 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 7. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 8. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert HILL
  Amchit
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hill, Amchit2.6 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.6 
 3. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.7 
 4. Fraser, Byblos1.6 
 5. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi0.9 
 9. Terry, Champville0.8 
 10. Bawji, Moutahed0.8 



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Vieira, Flamengo24.6 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.20.2 
 3. Stallworth, Pinhei.20.2 
 4. Vassallo, Arecibo19.4 
 5. Guzman, Mavort19.0 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.1 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.16.8 
 8. Benite, Flamengo16.2 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.15.9 
 10. Ferreira, Pinheir.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Caio SILVEIRA
  Flamengo
  (211-C-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Silveira, Flamengo8.8 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo7.8 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia7.8 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.7.6 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.5 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo7.5 
 8. Hernandez, Pioneros7.2 
 9. Guzman, Mavort7.2 
 10. Battle, Lanus6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.0 
 2. de Assis, S.Jose/U.5.8 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.0 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo4.4 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus4.2 
 6. Ribeiro, Brasilia3.9 
 7. Benite, Flamengo3.7 
 8. Laws, S.Jose/U.3.7 
 9. Stallworth, Pinhei.3.4 
 10. Cardenas, Mavort3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.2.1 
 2. Cardenas, Mavort1.7 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.1.7 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.1.6 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.5 
 6. Mensah, Buffalo1.4 
 7. Ribeiro, Brasilia1.4 
 8. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.4 
 9. de Assis, S.Jose/U.1.3 
 10. Benite, Flamengo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Murilo BECKER
  S.Jose/U.
  (210-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Becker, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 2. Antonio, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 3. Battle, Lanus0.9 
 4. Ferreira, Pinheiro.0.8 
 5. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.7 
 6. Zanotti, Flamengo0.5 
 7. Levy, Lanus0.4 
 8. McFarlan, Lanus0.4 
 9. Bambu, Pinheiro.0.3 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo0.3 



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.3 
 2. Gailius, Neptunas16.1 
 3. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.6 
 4. Seibutis, Lietuv.15.3 
 5. Samenas, Siauliai14.9 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis14.5 
 7. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.14.3 
 8. Skucas, LSU-Baltai14.2 
 9. Kieza, Siauliai13.2 
 10. Alijevas, Siauliai12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.1 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.5 
 3. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.6 
 4. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Orelikas, Rudupis5.9 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.5.7 
 8. Valeika, Rudupis5.7 
 9. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 10. Vene, Rudupis5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  LSU-Baltai
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.8 
 2. Alijevas, Siauliai4.5 
 3. Jackson, Siauliai4.4 
 4. Viskontas, Juvent.4.3 
 5. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.2 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.7 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.6 
 8. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.4 
 9. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.4 
 10. Babkauskas, Liet.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.3 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 3. Malasauskas, LSU-.1.8 
 4. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.6 
 5. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.1.6 
 6. Butkevicius, Neptu.1.6 
 7. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 8. Nedovic, Lietuvos.1.5 
 9. Alijevas, Siauliai1.5 
 10. Broadus, Neptunas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.4 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 4. Valeika, Rudupis1.0 
 5. McClure, Neptunas0.8 
 6. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 8. Dia, Siauliai0.7 
 9. Bishop, Nevezis0.7 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.0.7 


LKL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas - Pieno Zvaigzdes 85-71

Neptunas shot down Pieno Zvaigzdes to take 1-0 lead in the quarterfinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Neptunas. Pieno Zvaigzdes was better in fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Neptunas players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-82) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. The former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Neptunas players scored in double figures. American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) answered with 19 points and American forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) added 15 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: V.Sarakauskas 19+4reb, V.Vasylius 15+6reb+1ast, R.Broadus 15+1reb+5ast, D.Gailius 12+5reb+4ast, M.Runkauskas 9+2ast, E.Dainys 6+2reb+2ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 19+3reb+2ast, Y.Gates 15+4reb+1ast, J.Sinica 9+5reb+2ast, E.Kairys 6+5reb+1ast, S.Vasiliauskas 6+2reb+4ast, S.Muldrow 6+5reb
gschID: 239036


Lietuvos rytas - Juventus 92-67

Lietuvos Rytas eased past Juventus to secure the winning start of their playoff campaign. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. Juventus managed to win third quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietuvos rytas dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Juventus' 34. Lietuvos rytas forced 22 Juventus turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international Renaldas Seibutis (198-85) fired 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. The former international forward Mindaugas Katelynas (206-83, college: Chattanooga) chipped in 20 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Four Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. American guard Darrick Leonard (190-84, college: Aurora) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Nerijus Varnelis (201-78) added 11 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.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: M.Katelynas 20+3reb+1ast, R.Seibutis 16+2reb+6ast, S.Buterlevicius 14+3reb+2ast, T.Zubcic 12+4reb+2ast, T.Lydeka 11+2reb+1ast, M.Palacio 6+2reb+6ast
Juventus: A.Cepulis 15+1reb+1ast, D.Leonard 14+7reb+2ast, N.Varnelis 11+6reb+2ast, L.Kisielius 6+6reb+1ast, R.Olander 6+1reb+1ast, K.Petrukonis 5+3reb
gschID: 239034


Zalgiris - Nevezis 94-51

Zalgiris had no problems in the opener versus Nevezis. The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Nevezis' 26. Zalgiris forced 22 Nevezis turnovers and outrebounded them 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) stepped up and scored 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-79) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Zalgiris' coach Joan Plaza felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side guard Mindaugas Girdziunas (188-89) responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds and center Gediminas Zyle (210-88) scored 6 points and 8 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 14+7reb+1ast, D.Lavrinovic 13+5reb, M.Kuzminskas 12+2reb+2ast, O.Lafayette 10+4ast, R.Kaukenas 8+1reb+2ast, J.Foote 7+4reb
Nevezis: M.Girdziunas 12+5reb, R.Jakstas 11+2reb+1ast, A.Aleksandrovas 11+1reb, T.Bishop 6+7reb+1ast, G.Zyle 6+8reb+2ast, V.Jasikevicius 3+3reb+5ast
gschID: 239035


Rudupis - Siauliai 92-82

Rudupis shot down Siauliai to claim the first win in the quarterfinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. Siauliai managed to win second period 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Arturas Milaknis (195-86) stepped up and scored 24 points (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners and swingman Gediminas Orelikas (200-90) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Rudupis players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized Swiss guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra) scored 21 points. Siauliai's coach Gediminas Petrauskas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: A.Milaknis 24+1reb+3ast, G.Kadziulis 17+2reb+3ast, G.Orelikas 15+9reb+1ast, A.Labuckas 13+7reb, D.Pakamanis 9+2ast, A.Urbutis 7+6reb+3ast
Siauliai: L.Samenas 23+1reb, A.Kieza 21+3reb+1ast, R.Alijevas 13+5reb+8ast, V.Liutych 9+3reb, S.Kuzminskas 7+1reb+1ast, V.Sulskis 6+3reb
gschID: 239033



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  NBA   

Standings

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. New York K. 53-28 
 2. Brooklyn N. 48-33 
 3. Boston C. 41-39 
 4. Philadelph.76 33-48 
 5. Toronto R. 33-48 
Central Div.
 1. Indiana P. 49-31 
 2. Chicago B. 44-37 
 3. Milwaukee B. 37-44 
 4. Detroit P. 29-52 
 5. Cleveland C. 24-57 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 65-16 
 2. Atlanta H. 44-37 
 3. Washington W. 29-52 
 4. Charlotte B. 20-61 
 5. Orlando M. 20-61 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 60-21 
 2. Denver N. 56-25 
 3. Utah Jazz 43-38 
 4. Portland TB 33-48 
 5. Minnesota T. 30-51 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Clippers 55-26 
 2. Golden St.W. 46-35 
 3. LA Lakers 44-37 
 4. Sacramento K. 28-53 
 5. Phoenix Suns 25-56 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 58-23 
 2. Memphis G. 55-26 
 3. Houston R. 45-36 
 4. Dallas M. 40-41 
 5. N.Orleans H. 27-54 

Regular Season: Round 162

Apr. 16: Atlanta H. - Toronto R. 96-113
Apr. 16: LA Clippers - Portland TB 93-77

Regular Season: Round 163

Apr. 17: Toronto R. - Boston C.
Apr. 17: Brooklyn N. - Detroit P.
Apr. 17: New York K. - Atlanta H.
Apr. 17: Charlotte B. - Cleveland C.
Apr. 17: Miami Heat - Orlando M.
Apr. 17: Indiana P. - Philadelph.76
Apr. 17: Chicago B. - Washington W.
Apr. 17: Memphis G. - Utah Jazz
Apr. 17: Dallas M. - N.Orleans H.
Apr. 17: San Antonio S. - Minnesota T.
Apr. 17: Oklah.City T. - Milwaukee B.
Apr. 17: Denver N. - Phoenix Suns
Apr. 17: LA Lakers - Houston R.
Apr. 17: Sacramento K. - LA Clippers
Apr. 17: Portland TB - Golden St.W.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.1 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.8 
 5. Harden, Houston R.25.9 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.4 
 7. Curry, Golden S.23.0 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.4 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat21.2 
 10. Aldridge, Portlan.20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.7 
 4. Noah, Chicago B.11.3 
 5. Lee, Golden St.W.11.2 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.1 
 7. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.1 
 8. Chandler, New Y.10.6 
 9. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 10. Horford, Atlanta10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.7 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.1 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.7 
 7. Parker, San A.7.6 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.2 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 7. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 8. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 10. Young, Philadelph.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.1 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.8 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.7 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.2.2 
 7. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.2.0 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Smith, Atlanta H.1.8 


Celtics-Pacers game on Tuesday canceled - by Eurobasket News

BOSTON The rippling effect of the Boston Marathon bombings Monday afternoon have spilled over into the NBA schedule with the league and the Celtics announcing that Tuesday night's game between Boston and Indiana is canceled.

"Our sincere sympathies go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy," a statement sent by the Celtics read. "The entire Celtics organization would like to acknowledge the heroic efforts of the brave civilian, police, fire and medical personnel responding today in the City of Boston."

The league also announced that the there will not be a make-up date, which makes sense when you consider the playoffs begin for both teams this weekend.

Boston, the seventh-seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, will play at New York while the third-seeded Pacers will host either the Chicago Bulls or Atlanta Hawks.

"The NBA expresses its sympathy to all those affected by the tragedy in Boston earlier today," read the league's announcement of the game's cancelation.

Monday's Bruins-Senators game was postponed, but will be played at some point. The Red Sox will be in Cleveland Tuesday night and are expected to play. And the Patriots have postponed a pre-NFL draft press conference that had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Courtesy of: http://www.csnne.com



LA Clippers and Toronto achieve the victories on Tuesday - by Eurobasket News

LA Clippers - Portland TB 93-77
Caron Butler scored 18 of his 22 points in the third quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Portland Trail Blazers 93-77 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Blake Griffin added 16 points, DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) had 11 assists for the Pacific Division champions, who finished their home schedule with a 32-9 record. They end the regular season on Wednesday at Sacramento, and another win would ensure the Clippers have home-court advantage to start the playoffs. Will Barton (6'6''-G-91, college: Memphis) scored 17 points and Joel Freeland added 13 points for the Blazers, who never led while losing their 12th in a row. Courtesy of: http://www.foxnews.com

Atlanta H. - Toronto R. 96-113
ATLANTA -- Demar DeRozan (6'7''-F/G-89, college: USC) scored 30 points, Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night. The Raptors made two-thirds of their shots in the first half, sprinting to a 68-51 lead as DeRozan scored 19 points and Gay chipped in with 17. Atlanta went mostly with backups, showing no sense of urgency to claim the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta fell into a tie with Chicago for the fifth spot. The teams finish the regular season on Wednesday, with the Hawks traveling to New York to face the Knicks, while the Bulls are home against lowly Washington. Chicago holds the tiebreaker. Kyle Korver led the Hawks with 13 points, extending his 3-point streak to 73 consecutive games. Atlanta center Al Horford didn't play, sitting out because of soreness in his left chest, and the rest of the Hawks took the night off as well - certainly at the defensive end. Toronto ran right through the Hawks for too many dunks and layups to count, making 26 of 39 from the field in the opening half. Amazingly, the Raptors put up 68 points before the break while turning it over 11 times. It was like watching the Globetrotters against the Washington Generals, as Toronto set season highs for points in a half as well as a quarter, scoring 38 in the second. The Raptors led 96-75 at the end of the third - matching their biggest lead - and DeRozan and Gay were able to spend the entire fourth quarter on the bench. Jonas Valanciunas scored 13 points, Amir Johnson had 11 and Kyle Lowry (6'0''-PG-86, college: Villanova) dished out 11 assists. The Hawks are part of the only race left in the East, but they are playing like a team that wants no part of a position that might mean a possible meeting with the defending champion Miami Heat in the second round. Then again, it may not matter where the Hawks finish. They are limping to the end of a season that will be surely be followed by major changes, with coach Larry Drew and much of the roster - including Josh Smith - in the final year of contracts. Atlanta has lost 14 of its last 25 games, hardly a team on a roll heading to the playoffs. About the only bright spot was Korver, who hit a couple of 3-pointers in the opening minutes to keep his franchise-record streak alive. Rookie Mike Scott and Ivan Johnson each scored 12 points, while Shelvin Mack had 11. Toronto's Terrence Ross appeared to reinjure his left ankle late in the game when he landed on an Atlanta's player's foot. He hobbled off the court and didn't return. NOTES: A moment of silence was held before the game to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. ... The Hawks rested G DeShawn Stevenson. ... Valanciunas returned after missing two games with a whiplash-like condition. ... Toronto closes the season Wednesday at home against Boston. ... The Raptors improved to 16-16 since acquiring Gay from Memphis. ... The only Hawks starter to play more than 20 minutes was center Johan Petro. Smith played only 12:44 and spent the entire second half watching from the bench, a towel covering his head. Courtesy of: www.miamiherald.com



The Spurs ink Tracy McGrady, ex Qingdao E. - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) signed 34-year old USA ex-international swingman Tracy McGrady (203-101kg-79). He started the season at Qingdao Double Star Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 29 games he had very impressive stats: 25.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 5.1apg (top 5) and 1.6spg this season. Great year as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA 3rd Team. The last season McGrady played at the Hawks. In 58 games he recorded 5.1ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.0apg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at the Pistons. In 72 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 3.5rpg and 3.5apg that season. The most of previous (09-10) season McGrady spent at the Knicks. In 24 games he recorded 9.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.9apg. He also spent pre-season at the Rockets earlier that year. In 6 games he recorded 3.2ppg and 1.0apg.
McGrady has never been drafted by the NBA. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2003.
McGrady has played previously for four other NBA teams: Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors.

By Eurobasket Data Center



The Knicks welcome back Richardson - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks inked 33-year old forward Quentin Richardson (196-107kg-80, college: De Paul). It is actually his comeback to the Knicks as he played here before. Richardson last played at Orlando Magic.
In 2000 he was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers in first round (18th overall). The former De Paul University standoutis in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball. Richardson won NBA Pacific Division championship title in 2005.
He has played previously for two other NBA teams: Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns.
Richardson's game is described as: Some feel he is sinking but he is an outstanding talent with great versatility. A raw rebounding talent for a player who can play the 2 position, with a great scoring ability. A strong player down in the low blocks, who is built like a linebacker and isn't afraid to mix it up down low.

By Eurobasket Data Center



The Grizzlies is considering to sign Donte Greene, ex Guayama - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) is close to sign 25-year old forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse) who currently plays Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico. He helped them to make it to the Puerto Rico Cano Jirao Cup Semifinals. Greene also played at Atleticos (BSN) in Puerto Rican league this season. In only one game he recorded 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal this season. This season he was tested by the Nets. The last season Greene played at the Kings. In 52 games he had 5.4ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by the Grizzlies in first round (28th overall). The former Syracuse University staris in his fifth season in pro basketball. He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time. Greene represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Greene has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @HoopsHype)



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  PHILIPPINES   

Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference

PBA Standings
 1. Alaska Aces 11-3 
 2. Rain or Shine 9-4 
 3. San Mig Coffee 8-6 
 4. Talk N Text 7-6 
 5. Petron Blaze 7-6 
 6. Barangay Ginebra 7-7 
 7. Meralco Bolts 6-7 
 8. Air21 Express 6-8 
 9. Barako Bull 5-9 
 10. Global Port 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 26

Apr. 13: Petron Blaze - Air21 Express 91-95
Apr. 13: Meralco Bolts - San Mig Coffee 90-97
Apr. 14: Global Port - Barako Bull 87-96
Apr. 14: Barangay Ginebra - Talk N Text 86-100

Regular Season: Round 27

Apr. 17: Talk N Text - Petron Blaze
Apr. 17: Rain or Shine - Meralco Bolts


PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Dawson, Meralco29.3 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.24.6 
 3. Macklin, Barang.24.2 
 4. Bowles, San M.22.9 
 5. Caguioa, Barang.22.8 
 6. David, Global Port21.9 
 7. Dozier, Alaska Aces21.7 
 8. Sundov, Rain o.21.6 
 9. Brock, Guayama21.2 
 10. Canaleta, Air21 E.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces16.2 
 2. Brock, Guayama16.0 
 3. Dunigan, Air21 E.15.7 
 4. Dawson, Meralco15.5 
 5. Macklin, Barang.15.4 
 6. Bowles, San M.15.1 
 7. Sundov, Rain o.12.2 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Ac.9.1 
 9. Santos, Petron B.7.7 
 10. Pingris, San M.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Ross, Meralco8.9 
 2. Mercado, Global P.8.1 
 3. Urbiztondo, Barako5.6 
 4. Tenorio, Barang.5.5 
 5. Casio, Alaska Aces5.5 
 6. Cabagnot, Petron5.1 
 7. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.5 
 9. Villanueva, Barako3.9 
 10. Lee, Rain or Shine3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dawson, Meralco3.0 
 2. Tenorio, Barang.2.1 
 3. Barroca, San M.2.0 
 4. Ross, Meralco1.8 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 8. Urbiztondo, Barako1.3 
 9. Lee, Rain or Shine1.2 
 10. Anthony, Barako1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.7 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.5 
 3. Dawson, Meralco2.3 
 4. Bowles, San M.2.1 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.4 
 7. Macklin, Barang.1.1 
 8. Devance, San M.0.9 
 9. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.0.8 


Mad scramble for playoff positions - by Aris Ignacio

If there will be any indications that the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup playoffs will be an exciting one, the last playing date would be a great measurement with the importance of the games that will be held on April 17 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The following are the facts heading into the all important featured games:

1. The Global Port Batang Pier and the Barako Bull Energy are already out of the running for the playoffs.
2. Only three places in the seeding in the playoffs are determined, the Alaska Aces have secured the number 1 seed with its league leading 11-3 win-loss record. The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters the number 2 seed and the Air21 Express notching the 8th seed.
3. Alaska, having the 1st seed, will have a twice-to-beat advantage against the 8th seed Air21. The winner will advance to the semifinals.
4. Rain or Shine will also have a twice-to-beat advantage against the number 7 seed that will still to be determined with the winner advancing to the semifinals.
5. With the other seeding still to be determined, the matchups from seed 3-6 will feature a best-of-three showdown with number 3 going against number 6 and the 4th seed versus the 5th seed with the winners advancing to the semifinals.

The games will feature Rain or Shine against the Meralco Bolts and the Petron Blaze Boosters versus the Talk N Text Tropang Texters. Each game will be as important as three of the four teams are trying to avoid falling down as low as the 7th seed. The following are scenarios and the possible outcomes of the games:

1. Rain or Shine wins over Meralco and Talk N Text beats Petron

The playoff matchup will be as follows:

* Alaska Aces vs. Air21 Express (Aces has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vs. Meralco Bolts (Elasto Painters has twice-to-beat advantage)
* San Mig Coffee Mixers vs. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (best-of-three series)
* Talk N Text Tropang Texters vs. Petron Blaze Boosters (best-of-three series)

2. Rain or Shine beats Meralco and Petron edges Talk N Text

The playoff matchup will be as follows:

* Alaska Aces vs. Air21 Express (Aces has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vs. Meralco Bolts (Elasto Painters has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Petron Blaze Boosters vs. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (best-of-three series)
* Talk N Text Tropang Texters vs. San Mig Coffee Mixers (best-of-three series)

3. Meralco edges Rain or Shine and Talk N Text triumphs over Petron

The playoff matchup will be as follows:

* Alaska Aces vs. Air21 Express (Aces has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vs. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (Elasto Painters has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Petron Blaze Boosters vs. Talk N Text Tropang Texters (best-of-three series)
* Meralco Bolts vs. San Mig Coffee Mixers (best-of-three series)

3. Meralco triumphs over Rain or Shine and Petron wins over Talk N Text

The playoff matchup will be as follows:

* Alaska Aces vs. Air21 Express (Aces has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Rain or Shine Elasto Painters vs. Barangay Ginebra San Miguel (Elasto Painters has twice-to-beat advantage)
* Petron Blaze Boosters vs. Talk N Text Tropang Texters (best-of-three series)
* Meralco Bolts vs. San Mig Coffee Mixers (best-of-three series)




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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 5-2 
 2. Guayama 5-2 
 3. Mayaguez 4-3 
 4. Santurce 4-3 
 5. Guaynabo 4-3 
 6. Humacao 3-3 
 7. Quebradillas 3-4 
 8. San German 3-4 
 9. Arecibo 2-3 
 10. Bayamon 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 9

Apr. 16: San German - Ponce 83-95
Apr. 15: Guayama - Guaynabo 83-76
Apr. 15: Santurce - Bayamon 68-66
Apr. 16: Arecibo - Humacao


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Harris, Ponce26.5 
 2. Shannon, Bayamon20.3 
 3. Hickerson, San G.19.5 
 4. Brown, Humacao19.2 
 5. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.1 
 6. Clemente, Humacao18.2 
 7. Figueroa, Guayama18.1 
 8. Horne, Humacao18.0 
 9. Phillip, Quebradil.17.8 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.11.8 
 2. Harris, Ponce10.0 
 3. Shannon, Bayamon9.5 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.9.3 
 5. Ramos, Arecibo8.8 
 6. Siler, Ponce8.7 
 7. Sweetney, Bayamon8.7 
 8. Williams, Santurce8.6 
 9. Gaston, Ponce8.5 
 10. Garces, Guaynabo8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Denis CLEMENTE
  Humacao
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Clemente, Humacao5.7 
 2. Rivera, Ponce5.1 
 3. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.0 
 4. Garcia, Quebradill.4.7 
 5. Rodriguez, San G.4.4 
 6. Brown, Humacao4.3 
 7. Hickerson, San G.4.2 
 8. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 9. Coronado, Guayama4.1 
 10. Apodaca, Ponce4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.1 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.0 
 3. Brock, Guayama1.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Guayama1.8 
 5. Rivera, Ponce1.6 
 6. Efejuku, Mayaguez1.6 
 7. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.4 
 8. Carmona, Humacao1.3 
 9. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.3 
 10. Jones, Guayama1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael SWEETNEY
  Bayamon
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sweetney, Bayamon1.8 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.1.7 
 3. Shannon, Bayamon1.3 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.3 
 5. Penn, Humacao1.3 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.1 
 7. Brock, Guayama1.0 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Phillip, Quebradil.1.0 
 10. Siler, Ponce0.9 


The Grizzlies is considering to sign Donte Greene, ex Guayama - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) is close to sign 25-year old forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse) who currently plays Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico. He helped them to make it to the Puerto Rico Cano Jirao Cup Semifinals. Greene also played at Atleticos (BSN) in Puerto Rican league this season. In only one game he recorded 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal this season. This season he was tested by the Nets. The last season Greene played at the Kings. In 52 games he had 5.4ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by the Grizzlies in first round (28th overall). The former Syracuse University staris in his fifth season in pro basketball. He was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time. Greene represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Greene has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @HoopsHype)



Atleticos sign Gallon, release Rogers: - by Luis Modestti


Atleticos de San German signed forward Tiny Gallon (206-F-91, agency: SportsTalent, college: Oklahoma) and will make his debut tonight against Ponce.

He replaces Kevin Rogers who averaged 5,5 points and 6,5 rebounds in six games.

Gallon played one year of college ball in Oklahoma and was drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. His last experience was in 2010-2011 with Bakersfield where he averaged 7,8 points and 5,1 boards.

San German has a 3-3 record and are led offensively by Carlos Strong and Leroy Hickerson.



Brujos won over Mets to continue streak - by Luis Modestti

Brujos defeated Mets de Guaynabo 83-76 to take first place in the league with a 5-2 record. Guayama has won four games in a row thanks to a great defense and better offensive execution from their perimeter players.

Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) netted 25 points and Juan Coronado added 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Brujos. Imports Evan Brock and Josh Harrellson scored 10 each.

Mets had a 76-75 lead with two minutes left, but Guayama made an 8-0 run to seal it. A three-pointer by Figueroa put the game away with 12 seconds left.

Larry Ayuso scored 15 and Johwen Villegas 14 for Mets who are now 4-3.

Cangrejeros edged Vaqueros de Bayamon 68-66 to improve to 4-3.

Santurce held Bayamon to five points in the first quarter. In the second quarter Bayamon made a 12-0 run to tie it at 17 and stayed close during the first half.

In the final quarter Cangrejeros enjoyed a comfortable lead in the second half and held off Bayamon despite scoring 30 points in the final quarter. Alex Galindo made two free-throws to give Santurce a 68-65 lead with nine seconds left.

Leon Williams scored 18 points and grabbed 12 boards and Alex Galindo added 13.

Vaqueros, who are now 0-6, had Terrence Shannon with 19 points, James Maye 18 and Javier Mojica 15.

The games for Tuesday are:

Leones de Ponce at Atleticos de San German
Caciques-Gigantes at Capitanes de Arecibo


*Games start at 8:00 p.m.



Mets sign Joey Graham - by Luis Modestti


Mets de Guaynabo signed Joey Graham (200-G/F-82, college: Oklahoma St.) after being released by Capitanes.

Graham averaged 12,6 points and 6,6 rebounds in five games for Capitanes. He also played for them in the FIBA-Americas League.

Last year Graham made his BSN debut for Mets and averaged 18,8 points with 8,8 rebounds during the playoffs.

The experienced forward is expected to make his debut on Wednesday in Guaynabo against Vaqueros de Bayamon.



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Mobis Phoebus steps closer to the title - by Eurobasket News

Mobis Phoebus - SK Knights 68-62 (3-0)

Mobis Phoebus steps closer to the title as they won Game 3 68:62. SK Knights trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 17-10 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 62-68 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for naturalized American forward Gregory Stevenson (198-78, college: Richmond) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Ricardo Ratliffe (203-89, college: Missouri) helped adding 13 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Courtney Sims (211-83, college: Michigan, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and international guard Sun-Hyung Kim (187-88) scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Mobis Phoebus: R.Ratliffe 13+6reb, S.Rae Kim 12+3reb+1ast, G.Stevenson 12+7reb+1ast, D.Yang 8+6reb+3ast, G.Park 8+1reb, J.Ham 6+2reb+4ast
SK Knights: C.Sims 23+10reb+1ast, B.Kyung Choi 11+8reb+1ast, S.Kim 10+6reb+6ast, A.Haynes 7+2reb+2ast, S.Park 4+5reb+1ast, K.Hoon Byun 3+1ast
gschID: 239054



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EuroLeague: Panathinaikos outscore Barcelona for 2-1 lead in the series - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos - Barcelona 65:63

Panathinaikos shot down Barcelona for the second straight win in the EuroLeague quarterfinal series. It was another thriller that turned the Greens way at the end. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) came up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Panathinaikos opened the game strongly. Supported by nearly 18000 fans the hosts grabbed a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Barcelona however stopped the bleeding and worked their way back into the game. The Spaniards cut the deficit at 9 points at halftime 38:29. The visitors completed their comeback in the third period. The Spanish team went on a 22:12 run to secure a 51:50 lead into the final frame. Panathinaikos though turned the tables in the fourth quarter. They came back from 5 points down to take a 64:63 lead after a three-pointer from Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80). Ante Tomic missed two free throws and James Gist punished him with a free throw of his own to make it 65:63. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) had a chance to save the game for Barca but missed a potential winner. Dimitris Diamantidis scored 12 points, while Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) added 11 points in the victory. Juan Carlos Navarro answered with 17 points for Barcelona. Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-PG-76, college: Maryland) had 13 points in the loss.

Panathinaikos: Michael Bramos 14, Dimitris Diamantidis 12, Stephane Lasme 11
Barcelona: Juan Carlos Navarro 17, Sarunas Jasikevicius 13



EuroLeague: Real Madrid advanced to the Final Four - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv- Real Madrid 57:69

Real Madrid advanced to the Final Four of Euroleague. The team won over Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 67:59 and swept the series with 3-0 record.
The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. They started with a 6-point lead in the first period. Having 14-10 advantage, a buzzer-beating put-back layup by Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) restored a 10-16 Madrid lead after 10 minutes. Maccabi T-A was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Again Jaycee Carroll followed free throws with a wild slam off a steal to boost Madrid's lead to 8 after 30 minutes. Madrid later improved to 13 points and did not allow the hosts to catch up with them, in the end.
It was a great evening for Jaycee Carroll who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points. Rudy Fernandez helped adding 9 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Shawn James with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Yogev Ohayon scored 11 points. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv: Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) 18, Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) 11, David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) 11, Yogev Ohayon (187-PG-87) 11
Real Madrid: Jaycee Carroll 16, Sergio Llull (192-SG-87) 13, Sergio Rodriguez (191-PG-86) 12, Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) 9



Pops Mensah-Bonsu leaves Cajasol - by Eurobasket News

30-year old British ex-international forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu (206-83, college: G.Washington, agency: SportsTalent) left Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (ACB). In 6 games he averaged 6.3ppg and 4.8rpg this season. Mensah-Bonsu also spent pre-season at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel earlier that year.
The last season he played at Besiktas (TBL) in Turkish league. In 33 games he had 12.8ppg and 7.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (in both Turkish League and EuroChallenge !!!) and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Mensah-Bonsu also played 11 games in EuroChallenge where he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team winning the EuroChallenge championship. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge European Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Defensive Player of the Year.
The previous (10-11) season Mensah-Bonsu played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French league. In 14 games he had also remarkable stats: 16.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. The other team Mensah-Bonsu played shortly were the Hornets in NBA. But in 7 games he had just 0.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He was tried-out by Caja Laboral that season. He contributed to his team making it to the supercup semifinals. Mensah-Bonsu received All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2004 at his college time. Mensah-Bonsu also represented United Kingdom at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 76.2%.
Mensah-Bonsu is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (New Orleans Hornets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Austin Toros).
Mensah-Bonsu attended George Washington University until 2006 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: An inside operator who grew up almost 4 inches during the last year of high school and the first of college. Has an incredible leaping ability for a man his size and he's yet working on his game around the basket. Can finish with thunderous dunks and intimidates in the middle. He's also a good rebounder and forces the opponents to make a lot of fouls on him, but he should improve his FT prcentage and his outside shooting to play at the top European level.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  SWITZERLAND   

Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Dusan MLADJAN
  Lugano T.
  (198-SG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Mladjan, Lugano T.21.1 
 2. Owens, BBC Nyon21.0 
 3. Rutty, BBC Nyon20.7 
 4. Chapman, SAM M.19.0 
 5. Milisavljevi., Lug.17.9 
 6. O''Bannon, Hapoel17.8 
 7. Ely, Boncourt17.6 
 8. Burrows, Starwings17.4 
 9. Dobbins, Starwings17.3 
 10. Hodzic, Monthey16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon11.8 
 2. Burrows, Starwings9.2 
 3. Barber, Lugano T.8.8 
 4. Chapman, SAM M.8.5 
 5. Garrett, Fribourg8.3 
 6. Dobbins, Starwings8.0 
 7. Reid, Fribourg7.6 
 8. Gordon, Lugano T.7.5 
 9. Dubas, Monthey7.3 
 10. Aw, Neuchatel7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  SAM M.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Barrett, SAM M.7.5 
 2. Gibson, MBC7.3 
 3. Milisavljevi., Lug.6.4 
 4. Parker, Geneve L.6.2 
 5. Jenkins, Starwings5.7 
 6. Kojadinovic, Month.4.7 
 7. Draughan, Fribourg4.3 
 8. Stimac, Geneve L.3.6 
 9. Burrows, Starwings3.5 
 10. Kazadi, Fribourg3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  SAM M.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Barrett, SAM M.2.9 
 2. Gibson, MBC2.9 
 3. Jenkins, Starwings2.3 
 4. Petkovic, SAV V.2.1 
 5. Fergerson, Lugano1.9 
 6. Owens, BBC Nyon1.9 
 7. Ferguson, Boncourt1.7 
 8. James, Geneve L.1.7 
 9. Zivkovic, BBC Nyon1.7 
 10. Kojadinovic, Mont.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Clint CHAPMAN
  SAM M.
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Chapman, SAM M.2.6 
 2. Garrett, Fribourg2.6 
 3. Burrows, Starwings1.4 
 4. Dobbins, Starwings1.4 
 5. Matter, Starwings1.3 
 6. Toure, Geneve Lio.1.3 
 7. Badji, Neuchatel1.0 
 8. Barber, Lugano T.0.9 
 9. Owens, BBC Nyon0.8 
 10. Mladjan, SAM M.0.8 



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  UBA   

URBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jermaine BARNES
  (194-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Barnes, GIE M.27.3 
 2. Antoine, Georgia S.25.6 
 3. Morris, Houston E.23.4 
 4. Bowdy, N.Texas F.23.3 
 5. Tairu, Kavala23.0 
 6. Vanlandingha., S.G.22.9 
 7. Allen, Georgia P.21.9 
 8. Brown, S.Generals21.3 
 9. McCarty, Clevelan.20.8 
 10. Abraham, Once C.20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terence MORRIS
  (208-F-79)
  Avg: 15.1
 1. Morris, Houston E.15.1 
 2. Kelly, GIE M.13.9 
 3. Abraham, Once C.10.4 
 4. Briggs, Cleveland10.3 
 5. Bennett, Georgia S.10.3 
 6. Eichelberger, Geor.10.2 
 7. Chase, GIE M.10.2 
 8. Morton, Georgia P.10.2 
 9. Turner, Georgia P.10.1 
 10. Pojah, Houston E.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 DeAndre BRAY
  (168-G-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Bray, Georgia P.10.9 
 2. Mardis, Houston E.6.9 
 3. Barnes, GIE M.6.8 
 4. De La Cruz, S.Gen.6.5 
 5. Morris, Houston E.6.3 
 6. Belton, S.Generals6.3 
 7. Ragsdale, GIE M.6.2 
 8. Okada, Team Japan5.8 
 9. Turner, Texas C.5.4 
 10. Vanlandingha., S..5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Quin HUMPHREY
  (194-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Humphrey, GIE M.4.3 
 2. Bray, Georgia P.3.6 
 3. Lusane, Georgia P.3.3 
 4. Antoine, Georgia S.2.7 
 5. Williams, GIE M.2.6 
 6. Brown, Houston E.2.3 
 7. Tairu, Kavala2.2 
 8. Williams, Atlanta2.1 
 9. Barnes, GIE M.2.0 
 10. Allison, Houston1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Terence MORRIS
  (208-F-79)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Morris, Houston E.4.8 
 2. Eichelberger, Geor.4.6 
 3. Morton, Georgia P.4.1 
 4. Bryant, Dallas G.3.9 
 5. Kelly, GIE M.2.5 
 6. Abraham, Once C.2.4 
 7. Hill, S.Generals2.0 
 8. Johnson, Texas C.2.0 
 9. Woodyard, Dallas G.2.0 
 10. Works, Dallas G.1.8 


Derrick Allen, Hill Named All-Star Game MVP - by David Walls


It is said that trouble comes in threes. South All-Star sharpshooter Derrick Allen (6'5''-G/F-85, college: Valdosta St.) showed the West just what that means.

Allen, the swingman of the Georgia PRIME, drained a record 11 3-pointers in 23 attempts and scored 28 points as the South again defeated the West, 136-128, for their fifth straight victory in the 2013 UBA All-Star Game at Andrew Young Center on Saturday night.

Allen shattered De La Cruz's All-Star record of seven 3-pointers set in 2011. He fell three points shy of Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Point, GA)' 2010 mark for points in the annual showcase and took home MVP honors, joining Lorenzo Davis (2011), Brent Jennings (2012).

Southern Generals forward Tedric Hill (6'10''-F/C-84, college: Gulf Coast CC) scored 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting for the South, who had five players with at least 16 points. They shot 50 percent from the field, including 17-of-32 from the arc. The extra year of experience again was a factor.

"I think it makes a big difference," said reigning Player of the Year Jermaine Barnes of GIE, who tuned up for Saturday's All-Star Game with 16 points and five assists.

The West hung around for most of the first half but a late spurt by the South sparked by Allen opened a 76-62 halftime lead.

Havok' Jeremy McCarty (6'7''-F-88, college: Oklahoma City) and Fresh' Jay Bowdy (6'6''-F/G-83, college: W.Georgia), the top two candidates for 2013 Rookie of the Year, led the West, who made just four 3-pointers. Bowdy scored 22 points and McCarty added 21.



The Matrix sign Cervante Burrell - by David Walls


GIE Maile Matrix (UBA) sign 23-year old guard Cervante Burrell (5'10''-PG-89, college: Seattle) who recently played for Maine Red Claws in NBA Dleague.

In 2012 he was drafted by the Maine Red Claws in fourth round (59th overall). Burrell only played in one game this season. In only one game he recorded 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assist and 1 steal this season. The former Seattle University star averaged 11.3 points per game and over five assists. He was voted All-Independent 2nd Team. Also led his team to the Independent League Championship in 2010.

Burrell will suit up this weekend for the Matrix and look to help them in a much needed area.



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Cimberio Varese signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu - by Eurobasket News

Cimberio Varese (SerieA) signed 30-year old British ex-international forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu (206-83, college: G.Washington, agency: SportsTalent). He just played at Cajasol in Spanish ACB league. In 6 games he had 6.3ppg and 4.8rpg this season. Mensah-Bonsu also spent pre-season at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel earlier that year. The last season he played at Besiktas (TBL) in Turkish league. In 33 games he recorded 12.8ppg and 7.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (in both Turkish League and EuroChallenge !!!) and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team. Mensah-Bonsu also played 11 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded very remarkable stats: 18.5ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team winning the EuroChallenge championship. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge European Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Defensive Player of the Year.
The previous (10-11) season Mensah-Bonsu played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French league. In 14 games he recorded also great stats: 16.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. The other team Mensah-Bonsu played shortly were the Hornets in NBA. But in 7 games he recorded only 0.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He was tried-out by Caja Laboral (ACB) in Spain earlier that season. He contributed to his team making it to the supercup semifinals. Mensah-Bonsu was voted All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2004 at his college time. Mensah-Bonsu also represented United Kingdom at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 76.2%.
Mensah-Bonsu has played also professionally in Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (New Orleans Hornets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Austin Toros).
He attended George Washington University until 2006 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
Mensah-Bonsu could be described: An inside operator who grew up almost 4 inches during the last year of high school and the first of college. Has an incredible leaping ability for a man his size and he's yet working on his game around the basket. Can finish with thunderous dunks and intimidates in the middle. He's also a good rebounder and forces the opponents to make a lot of fouls on him, but he should improve his FT prcentage and his outside shooting to play at the top European level.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Pops Mensah-Bonsu leaves Cajasol - by Eurobasket News

30-year old British ex-international forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu (206-83, college: G.Washington, agency: SportsTalent) left Cajasol Banca Civica Sevilla (ACB). In 6 games he averaged 6.3ppg and 4.8rpg this season. Mensah-Bonsu also spent pre-season at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel earlier that year.
The last season he played at Besiktas (TBL) in Turkish league. In 33 games he had 12.8ppg and 7.8rpg. He helped them to win the league title (in both Turkish League and EuroChallenge !!!) and the cup. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Mensah-Bonsu also played 11 games in EuroChallenge where he had very impressive stats: 18.5ppg, 11.8rpg, 1.3apg and 1.0bpg. He contributed to his team winning the EuroChallenge championship. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge European Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Defensive Player of the Year.
The previous (10-11) season Mensah-Bonsu played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French league. In 14 games he had also remarkable stats: 16.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. The other team Mensah-Bonsu played shortly were the Hornets in NBA. But in 7 games he had just 0.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He was tried-out by Caja Laboral that season. He contributed to his team making it to the supercup semifinals. Mensah-Bonsu received All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year award back in 2004 at his college time. Mensah-Bonsu also represented United Kingdom at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 76.2%.
Mensah-Bonsu is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Italy, Russia (CSKA Moscow), NBA (New Orleans Hornets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors) and D-League (Austin Toros).
Mensah-Bonsu attended George Washington University until 2006 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: An inside operator who grew up almost 4 inches during the last year of high school and the first of college. Has an incredible leaping ability for a man his size and he's yet working on his game around the basket. Can finish with thunderous dunks and intimidates in the middle. He's also a good rebounder and forces the opponents to make a lot of fouls on him, but he should improve his FT prcentage and his outside shooting to play at the top European level.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  URUGUAY   


Aguada took a 1-0 lead over Defensor for the LUB championship - by Hector Lopez

Aguada defeated Defensor Sporting 91-81, after an overtime (76-76) to take a 1-0 lead for the best of seven Uruguayan League championship. Defensor had a 12 lead (60-46 with two minutes to play in the third quarter, but Aguata netted a 13-0 to take the lead 61-60 with 6.30 to play in the last quarter, and during the overtime scored an 8-0 in three minutes.
For Aguada, Leandro Garcia Morales (186-PG-80, college: Texas A&M) scored 28 points while Gregory Dilligard (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International) netted 19 with 15 rebounds, and Jeremis Smith (203-F-86, college: Georgia Tech) added 15 points and 11 rebounds. For Fedensoir Walter Baxley (193-G-84, college: Mars Hill) scored 31 points, Marcos Cabot (178-PG-89) netted 19 points and Gary Hamilton (208-C/F-84, college: Miami, FL) grabbed 15 rebounds and added 5 points. The second game will be played Friday 19.




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Women News


Jedinstvo BH Telecom won over Celik - by Tamara Ruzic

Celik from Zenica lost at home against Jedinstvo BH Telecom with 71-87.

28-year old forward Natasa Mikic (181-G-84) had a very impressive game with 22 points and 6 rebounds and followed by Aida Kalusic with 17points and 7 rebounds, but it wasn't enough to win the game. On the other side for Jedinstvo, Zdenka Kovacevic (170-PG-87) had amazing night with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Dzenita Ikanovic netted 16 points and 1 rebound.

Celik maintains the 5th position league. Jedinstvo is ranked on the second position.



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  HUNGARY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brittainey RAVEN
  DKSK
  (182-G-88)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Raven, DKSK20.1 
 2. Milovanovic, UNIQA18.9 
 3. Johnson, UNIQA E.15.1 
 4. Hurst, UNI Gyor14.6 
 5. Balint, Atomeromu14.4 
 6. Dorogobuzova, Bac.13.1 
 7. Mrozinska, Cegledi12.8 
 8. Kublina, Fenerbahce12.8 
 9. Karolyi, BSE-.12.5 
 10. Barbour, PE.12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Judit BARNAI
  MBK E.
  (190-F/C-94)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Barnai, MBK E.10.4 
 2. Sanford, DKSK8.8 
 3. Jaeschke, PE.7.0 
 4. Nagy-Bujdoso, PEA.6.9 
 5. Mrozinska, Cegledi6.1 
 6. Kublina, Fenerbahce6.0 
 7. Brumermane, Bacsb.5.9 
 8. Skoric, DKSK5.9 
 9. Adamecz, BSE-.5.7 
 10. Krnjic, UNIQA E.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dora MEDGYESSY
  Cegledi .
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Medgyessy, Cegledi4.5 
 2. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.4.5 
 3. Hurst, UNI Gyor4.3 
 4. Ivanyi, Bacsbasket4.2 
 5. Szalay, ZTE N.3.5 
 6. Furesz, PE.3.1 
 7. Simon, UNI Gyor2.9 
 8. Raven, DKSK2.9 
 9. Bukovszki, DKSK2.9 
 10. Johnson, UNIQA E.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shenise JOHNSON
  UNIQA E.
  (180-G-90)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Johnson, UNIQA E.3.4 
 2. Raven, DKSK3.0 
 3. Szalay, ZTE N.2.5 
 4. Barbour, PE.2.4 
 5. Furesz, PE.2.3 
 6. Laczi, Bacsbasket2.3 
 7. Bukovszki, DKSK2.3 
 8. Ivanyi, Bacsbasket2.2 
 9. Cymmer, Cegledi2.2 
 10. Sanford, DKSK2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Judit BARNAI
  MBK E.
  (190-F/C-94)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Barnai, MBK E.1.4 
 2. Teilane, Haskovo1.1 
 3. Svitlica, Atomeromu1.0 
 4. Hatar, MBK E.0.9 
 5. Brumermane, Bacsb.0.8 
 6. Jaeschke, PE.0.8 
 7. Fegyverneky, UNIQ.0.8 
 8. Sanford, DKSK0.8 
 9. Shegog, Toulouse0.7 
 10. Kublina, Fenerbah.0.7 


A Division Round 1 of Finals. UNIQA Euroleasing takes the lead - by Eurobasket News

UNIQA Eurol. - UNI Gyor 74-55

UNIQA Eurol. outscored UNI Gyor in the first game of the title series. The game was mostly controlled by MKB Euroleasing. UNI Gyor managed to win second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Serbian forward Jelena Milovanovic (190-89) fired 23 points for the winners. American guard Shenise Johnson (180-90, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Rita Rasheed (182-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) produced 19 points and Spanish center Cindy Lima (196-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
UNIQA Eurol.: J.Milovanovic 23+1ast, S.Johnson 10+6reb+3ast, Z.Fegyverneky 9+1reb+2ast, A.Holt 9+5reb+1ast, O.Zsovar 8+3reb+1ast, R.Cserny 7+7reb+3ast
UNI Gyor: R.Rasheed 19+2reb, T.Smith 8+3reb+1ast, A.Lakloth 7+4reb, C.Lima 7+6reb+1ast, K.Raksanyi 6+1reb+3ast, N.Hurst 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 238745



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stats leader

Points Per Game
 Shannon MCCALLUM
  KR
  (177-G-87)
  Avg: 33.2
 1. McCallum, KR33.2 
 2. Jones, Fjolnir31.6 
 3. Hardy, Njardvik29.3 
 4. Smith, Grindavik26.3 
 5. Evans, Haukar21.9 
 6. Butler, Valur20.1 
 7. Marlow, Snaefell19.2 
 8. Jenkins, Keflavik17.5 
 9. Sigurjonsdot., Val.17.2 
 10. Gunnlaugsdot., Ke.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  Njardvik
  (182-SF-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Hardy, Njardvik19.0 
 2. Evans, Haukar17.6 
 3. Butler, Valur15.2 
 4. McCallum, KR12.1 
 5. Marlow, Snaefell11.0 
 6. Auguste, BC Nokia10.0 
 7. Amundadottir, KR9.6 
 8. Hallgrimsdot., Gri.9.1 
 9. Kjartansdott., Sna.9.1 
 10. Rikhardsdott., Fj.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Britney JONES
  Fjolnir
  (172-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jones, Fjolnir6.0 
 2. Hartman, GIE M.5.6 
 3. Sigurdardott., Sna.5.4 
 4. Hardy, Njardvik4.9 
 5. Smith, Grindavik4.7 
 6. McCallum, KR4.3 
 7. Butler, Valur4.2 
 8. Gunnlaugsdot., Kef.4.1 
 9. Sverrisdotti., Val.3.9 
 10. Jonsdottir, Snaef.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lele HARDY
  Njardvik
  (182-SF-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hardy, Njardvik5.0 
 2. McCallum, KR4.5 
 3. Smith, Grindavik4.4 
 4. Auguste, BC Nokia4.2 
 5. Gunnlaugsdot., Kef.3.8 
 6. Hartman, GIE M.3.3 
 7. Gunnarsdotti., Hau.2.9 
 8. Jones, Fjolnir2.7 
 9. Amundadottir, KR2.4 
 10. Sigurjonsdot., Va.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jaleesa BUTLER
  Valur
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Butler, Valur4.1 
 2. Saevarsdotti., Nja.2.2 
 3. Jonsdottir, Snaefe.1.5 
 4. Hinriksdotti., Kef.1.5 
 5. Rikhardsdott., Fjo.1.4 
 6. Marlow, Snaefell1.2 
 7. McCallum, KR1.1 
 8. Sveinsdottir, Hau.1.0 
 9. Brynjarsdott., Val.0.9 
 10. Jones, Fjolnir0.9 


Dominos League Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Keflavik reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Keflavik - Valur 78-70

Keflavik outscored Valur in the decisive fifth game of the semifinal series to join KR in the title series. Valur was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 10-point lead after three quarters before a 34-16 charge of Keflavik, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international forward Bryndis Gudmundsdottir (178-88) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and the former international point guard Palina Gunnlaugsdottir (168-87) chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Four Keflavik players scored in double figures. American guard Jaleesa Butler (185-87, college: Georgetown) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Ragna Brynjarsdottir (188-90) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Keflavik: B.Gudmundsdottir 24+10reb+2ast, P.Gunnlaugsdottir 20+9reb+5ast, J.Jenkins 16+7reb+8ast, B.Valgardsdottir 11+9reb+3ast, S.Lind Thrastardottir 4+2reb, I.Kristinardottir 2+1reb+3ast
Valur: J.Butler 21+13reb+4ast, R.Brynjarsdottir 14+15reb+3ast, K.Sigurjonsdottir 12+6reb+1ast, H.Jonsdottir 9+1reb+3ast, T.Bjarnadottir 7+7reb+2ast, U.Asgeirsdottir 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 239053



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  JUCO   


NJCAA D3 All-America Awards 2013 - by Greg

NJCAA D3 All-America 1st Team 2013

Shaniece Brown
Brown
Eva Lampert
Lampert
Shannon Samuels
Samuels
Marquiesha Grant
Grant

All-Tournament MVP: Taricka Linzy (5'7''-G) of Rock Valley JC
Coach of the Tournament: Misty Opat of Rock Valley JC

1st Team
F: Keshawnee Alley (5'10''-F) of Rock Valley JC
PG: Shaniece Brown (5'4''-PG) of Mohawk Valley
G: Eva Lampert (5'6''-G) of Northland Tech
G: Shannon Samuels (5'5''-G) of Roxbury CC
C: Regina Steele (C) of Sullivan CC

2nd Team
C: Rebekah Aase (C) of Riverland CC
G: Tiara Aziz (5'6''-G) of Northampton CC
C: Alicia Cox (C) of Cumberland CC
G: Cassandra Strait (G) of Fingerlakes CC
G: Jameelah Thalley (5'9''-G) of Montgomery

3rd Team
G: Emoni Cropper (5'7''-G) of Westchester CC
PG: Tacita Gonzalez (5'4''-PG) of Anoka-Ramsey
C: Revonnia Howard (6'2''-C) of Rock Valley JC
G: Donna Koerber DuPage JC
F: Ashley West (F) of Middle Georgia TC

Honorable Mention
Monaee Fields of Passaic Co.CC
Kassandra Flowers (5'5''-PG) of Fulton-Montgomery CC
Tiffany Gehl of Minn.W.Tech
Lindsay Monson of Central Lakes CC
Danielle Murphy of Westmoreland

All-Tournament Team
PG: Theresa Mitchell (5'4''-PG) of Roxbury CC
F: Keshawnee Alley (5'10''-F) of Rock Valley JC
PG: Shaniece Brown (5'4''-PG) of Mohawk Valley
F: Kelli Schramm (5'10''-F) of Anoka-Ramsey
C: Revonnia Howard (6'2''-C) of Rock Valley JC
G: Shannon Samuels (5'5''-G) of Roxbury CC
G: Stevie Ray (G) of Mohawk Valley
G: Marquiesha Grant (5'9''-G) of Rock Valley JC




NJCAA D2 All-America Awards 2013 - by Greg

NJCAA D2 All-America 1st Team 2013

Ajha Edwards
Edwards
Porsha Fluker
Fluker
Olivia Gaines
Gaines
Chanta Wright
Wright

All-Tournament MVP: Justin Taylor (5'8''-SG) of Louisburg JC
Coach of the Tournament: Brett Vana of Louisburg JC

1st Team
: Alex Dumoulin of Elgin CC
C: Ajha Edwards (C) of Pima CC
G: Porsha Fluker (G) of Mott CC
G: Olivia Gaines (5'7''-G) of Louisburg JC
C: Tamiya Green (6'0''-C) of Highland CC (KS)
G: Dashawn Harden (5'9''-G) of Johnson CCC
G: Shirley Jones (G) of Catawba Valley CC
G: Jasmine McRoy (5'9''-G) of Monroe CC
C: Carlee Schumacher (C) of Des Moines Area CC
F: Chanta Wright (5'9''-F) of Illinois Central CC

2nd Team
C: Janairrika Bland (6'3''-C) of Penn Valley CC
F: Janna Case (F) of N.Arkansas CC
: Ashley Huddleston of S.Suburban JC
C: Kianna Jacobs (6'0''-C) of Kirkwood CC
G: Lindsay Lenon (G) of Parkland CC
G: Antoinette Miller (G) of Phoenix C.
G: Jahira Smith (5'8''-G) of Rhode Island JC
SG: Justin Taylor (5'8''-SG) of Louisburg JC
F: Cameron Vaughn (F) of Cincinnati St. JC
G: Alexandra Wade (G) of N.Arkansas CC

3rd Team
F/C: Breanna Birmingham (6'0''-F/C) of Kalamazoo Valley
F: Lauren Bogle (F) of Lake Land CC
G: Ryann Bowser (5'9''-G) of Highland CC (KS)
F: Kathleen Brisbane (5'11''-F) of Johnson CCC
G: Kendra Brunswick (G) of Edison CC
: Denver Clyde of Chesapeake JC
: Sinclair Cunningham of Kishwaukee
PG: Bianca Dufelmeier (5'7''-PG) of Kirkwood CC
F: Megan Mullings (6'1''-F) of S.Mountain CC
G: Arnisha Thomas (5'11''-G) of Illinois Valley CC

All-Tournament Team
C: Madison Austin (6'0''-C) of Mesa CC
G: Olivia Gaines (5'7''-G) of Louisburg JC
C: Tamiya Green (6'0''-C) of Highland CC (KS)
G: Mackenzie Heacock (5'8''-G) of Owens CC
G: Tiffany Johnson (5'7''-G) of Louisburg JC
F: Teisha Knott (6'1''-F) of St.Clair County CC
: Megan Majors of S.Suburban JC
G: Jasmine McRoy (5'9''-G) of Monroe CC
PG: Leslie Tademy (5'3''-PG) of Mesa CC
F: Nicole Tsosie (5'10''-F) of Mesa CC
G: Shavonn Watkins (G) of Illinois Central CC
F: Chanta Wright (5'9''-F) of Illinois Central CC




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  MOLDOVA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Femina-USEFS 3-0 
 2. ASEM 2-1 
 3. USM 2-1 
 4. CK Politeh 1-2 
 5. Rishkan 0-3 


Femina wins back-to-back championship title - by Eurobasket News

Femina-USEFS Chisinau after being in the lead 2-1 relaxed a bit which caused to being defeated in the 4th game to ASEM 59-76. As a result, the final game was a crucial one for both teams. Femina-USEFS Chisinau did everything in their power to defend the title and bring it back home by delivering a victory 62-52.


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  MONTENEGRO   


Buducnost claim ZCKL title - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Primorje 55:40

Buducnost-Podgorica added another trophy in the list of successes this season. They overcame Primorje at home court tonight in the third decisive game of the ZCKL Finals. Buducnost also claimed Adriatic League and Montenegrin Cup titles before. Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) and Co held off ambitious Primorje in the decider tonight. Buducnost built a 15:11 lead into ten minutes of the encounter. Primorje stayed within striking distance throughout the second quarter. Buducnost managed to secure a 24:20 halftime lead. The hosts stretched the lead in the third frame. They posted a 39:31 advantage heading into the fourth period. Primorje scored just 9 points in the final stanza and had to surrender at the end.



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Candace PARKER
  UMMC
  (193-C-86)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Parker, UMMC17.3 
 2. Bonner, Nadezhda16.7 
 3. Johnson, Chevakata16.4 
 4. Prince, Dynamo K.16.3 
 5. Langhorne, Dynamo15.7 
 6. Turner, Dy.14.8 
 7. Augustus, Spartak14.3 
 8. Gruda, UMMC13.5 
 9. Toliver, Dynamo M.13.4 
 10. Taurasi, UMMC13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Glory JOHNSON
  Chevakata
  (191-F-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Johnson, Chevakata11.4 
 2. Parker, UMMC8.3 
 3. Harper, Dynamo M.8.3 
 4. Bonner, Nadezhda8.2 
 5. Snow, Dynamo K.7.8 
 6. Vidmer, Dynamo M.7.5 
 7. Langhorne, Dynamo7.4 
 8. Kiseleva, Chevaka.7.3 
 9. Popovic, Spartak N.7.2 
 10. Grishaeva, Dynamo6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Becky HAMMON
  Spartak .
  (175-PG-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Hammon, Spartak5.5 
 2. Johnson, Dynamo K.4.9 
 3. Taurasi, UMMC4.6 
 4. Dominguez, UMMC4.1 
 5. Toliver, Dynamo M.4.1 
 6. Montgomery, Nadez.3.8 
 7. Turner, Dy.3.4 
 8. Abrosimova, Dynamo3.2 
 9. Parker, UMMC3.1 
 10. Berseneva, Energy3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Candace PARKER
  UMMC
  (193-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Parker, UMMC2.2 
 2. Turner, Dy.2.0 
 3. Bonner, Nadezhda2.0 
 4. Johnson, Chevakata2.0 
 5. Prince, Dynamo K.1.9 
 6. Vodopiyanova, Dyn.1.9 
 7. Montgomery, Nadez.1.8 
 8. Vorobyeva, Rostov1.7 
 9. Popovic, Spartak N.1.7 
 10. Snytsina, Chevak.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekaterina LISINA
  Dynamo K.
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisina, Dynamo K.2.0 
 2. Popovic, Spartak N.1.5 
 3. Parker, UMMC1.3 
 4. Myasoedova, Dynam.1.1 
 5. Stepanova, UMMC1.0 
 6. Vieru, Spartak0.9 
 7. Snow, Dynamo K.0.9 
 8. Vidmer, Dynamo M.0.9 
 9. Loginova, Dy.0.8 
 10. Kiseleva, Chevak.0.8 


UMMC reached the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Group 5-8 places
Chevakata - Energy Ivanovo 65-52

The game was mostly controlled by Vologda-Chevakata. Energy Ivanovo was better in fourth quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vologda-Chevakata forced 19 Energy Ivanovo turnovers and outrebounded them 40-29 including 28 on the offensive glass. American forward Glory Johnson (191-90, college: Tennessee) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort and Kazakhstan-Belarusian forward Katerina Snytsina (188-85) supported her with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 6 points and 7 rebounds by Varvara Psareva (192-85) did not help to save the game for Energy Ivanovo. Center Olga Gorbacheva (193-88, agency: LBM Management) added 6 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Energy Ivanovo's coach Aleksander Krutikov rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Energy Ivanovo: N.Dorovskikh 9+1reb+2ast, E.Krivosheeva 8+1reb, O.Gorbacheva 6+5reb+1ast, V.Psareva 6+7reb+1ast, O.Ovcharenko 6+2reb+2ast, L.Metcalf 5+2reb+2ast
Chevakata: G.Johnson 18+16reb+1ast, K.Snytsina 16+7reb+4ast, S.Makhlina 11+3reb+1ast, J.Kiseleva 8+5reb, J.Thomas 4+5reb+2ast, E.Volkova 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 238999

Dynamo M. - Spartak N. 94-58

Dynamo Moscow forced 28 Spartak Noginsk turnovers and outrebounded them 39-26 including 22 on the offensive glass. American power forward Crystal Langhorne (188-86, college: Maryland) notched a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and international center Nadezhda Grishaeva (195-89) supported her with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Five Dynamo Moscow players scored in double figures. Even 13 points by center Tatiana Sergeeva (196-82) did not help to save the game for Spartak Noginsk. Forward Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-89) added 9 points and 4 assists for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Spartak N.: T.Sergeeva 13+3reb, E.Chistyakova 9+2reb+4ast, M.Ivanova 9+3reb+1ast, J.Bigovic 7+6reb+2ast, A.Tolikova 7+3reb+1ast, N.Popovic 6+3reb+1ast
Dynamo M.: N.Grishaeva 17+7reb, I.Sokolovskaya 14+1reb+2ast, C.Langhorne 12+11reb+2ast, T.Abrikosova 11+2ast, A.Kostina 10+7reb+1ast, I.Korstin 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 239002


SEMIFINALS
Nadezhda O. - Spartak V MR 69-80 (1-1)

The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Spartak Vidnoye dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Nadezhda Orenburg's 34. They outrebounded Nadezhda Orenburg 46-31 including a 34-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Candice Dupree (188-84, college: Temple, agency: LBM Management) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Seimone Augustus (183-84, college: LSU) chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Spartak Vidnoye's coach Pokey Chatman used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard DeWanna Bonner (193-87, college: Auburn, agency: Josep and Nicolas) responded with 28 points and 6 rebounds and international Elena Danilochkina (186-86) scored 16 points.
Top scorers:
Nadezhda O.: D.Bonner 28+6reb+2ast, E.Danilochkina 16+2reb+3ast, K.Braxton 9+3reb, N.Zhedik 8+4reb+1ast, I.Perovanovic 6+9reb, K.Miller 2+1reb
Spartak V MR: C.Dupree 23+10reb+1ast, S.Augustus 20+10reb+3ast, E.Belyakova 14+4reb+1ast, I.Yacoubou-Dehoui 8+5reb+1ast, B.Hammon 7+1reb+8ast, N.Vieru 4+7reb
gschID: 239001


SEMIFINALS
Dynamo K. - UMMC 63-84 (0-2)

The game without a history. UMMC Ekaterinburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. UMMC Ekaterinburg brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American center Candace Parker (193-86, college: Tennessee) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead the effort and Italian-American Diana Taurasi (182-82, college: Connecticut) supported her with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four UMMC Ekaterinburg players scored in double figures. UMMC Ekaterinburg's coach Olaf Lange felt very confident using 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 17 points by the former international guard Epiphanny Prince (175-88, college: Rutgers) did not help to save the game for Dynamo Kursk. The former international center Ekaterina Lisina (203-87) added 10 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Dynamo K.: E.Prince 17+2reb+2ast, T.Johnson 11+3reb+2ast, E.Lisina 10+6reb+1ast, K.Douglas 8+5reb+3ast, A.Bimbaite 6+3reb+1ast, M.Cherepanova 5+1reb
UMMC: C.Parker 19+11reb+3ast, D.Nolan 17+3reb+6ast, D.Taurasi 17+6reb+4ast, S.Gruda 11+6reb+2ast, A.Petrakova 7+2reb+1ast, S.Bird 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 239000



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  SERBIA   


Bojana Vulic is back to Serbian National Team - by Tamara Ruzic

After 4 years of absence, Bojana Vulic is back to NT of Serbia. Vulic spent first part of the season in Russia, than moved to Turkish team Canik Bld. Vulic is going to be a big help to young team under command of Marina Maljkovic. She is one of the most experienced player in the team, as Vulic has more games for NT than few players together. Girls are gathering on 28th of April to start preparation for European Championship in France 2013.


Successfull season for Milica Paligoric in France - by Tamara Ruzic

Milica Paligoric (190-C-90, college: Iona) successfully just finished her first season in France couple of days ago. Paligoric graduated from Iona College in May last year and she signed for Basketball Cub IFS in Caen. During the season the club had a lot of problem with injuries and the team came up on the 7th place in NF1 league. She was the teams leading scorer with 15.1 points per game and 9.2 rebounds. While playing for IFS Caen, she joined the morning practices with Mondeville Euroleague team.
Also, Paligoric was member of Serbian National Team U16, U18 and U20 years .In the last European Championship in Pescara in 2009 she averaged 6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 14 minutes per game.





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  TURKEY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Shavonte ZELLOUS
  Mersin
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Zellous, Mersin22.4 
 2. Frazee, Samsun18.7 
 3. Walker, TED Ankara17.3 
 4. Dabovic, TED Anka.17.0 
 5. Swords, Ceyhan Bld16.3 
 6. Ford, Canik Bld16.2 
 7. McCoughtry, Fener.16.1 
 8. Milton-Jones, Tars.16.1 
 9. Bjelica, Besiktas16.1 
 10. Paris, Botas15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erlana LARKINS
  Mersin
  (185-F-86)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Larkins, Mersin14.8 
 2. Ford, Canik Bld14.2 
 3. Paris, Botas13.5 
 4. Black, Samsun11.7 
 5. Bjelica, Besiktas10.1 
 6. Pedersen, Ceyhan9.3 
 7. Thomas, Botas8.8 
 8. Sanders, Kayseri8.4 
 9. Milton-Jones, Tars.8.4 
 10. McCarville, Canik8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Nilay KARTALTEPE YIGIT
  Istanb.
  (172-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Kartaltepe Y., Ist.6.2 
 2. Vardarli, Fener.5.0 
 3. Robinson, Tarsus B.4.9 
 4. Anaz, Canik Bld4.4 
 5. Alben, Galatasaray4.2 
 6. Yavuz, Antakya4.1 
 7. Hodges-Lewis, Cani.4.0 
 8. Larkins, Mersin3.9 
 9. Jinks, Edremit3.3 
 10. Pondexter, Fener.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Angel MCCOUGHTRY
  Fener.
  (187-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCoughtry, Fener.2.4 
 2. Kartaltepe Y., Ist.2.1 
 3. Milton-Jones, Tars.2.0 
 4. Doron, Tarsus Bld2.0 
 5. Lyttle, Galatasaray1.9 
 6. Bibrzycka, Fener.1.8 
 7. Pedersen, Ceyhan1.8 
 8. Dabovic, TED Anka.1.8 
 9. Bjelica, Besiktas1.8 
 10. Robinson, Tarsus1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Fener.
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.1.6 
 2. Sanders, Kayseri1.6 
 3. Black, Samsun1.5 
 4. Vesela, Antakya1.1 
 5. Fowles, Galatasa.0.8 
 6. Osipova, Istanbul.0.8 
 7. Pedersen, Ceyhan0.7 
 8. Thomas, Botas0.7 
 9. Milton-Jones, Tars.0.7 
 10. Swords, Ceyhan B.0.6 


Fenerbahce and Galatasaray take 2-0 Semifinals lead - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray - Istanbul Univ. 74-50 (2-0)

The game without a history. Galatasaray led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Istanbul Universitesi's 38. They outrebounded Istanbul Universitesi 45-14 including a 35-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. Galatasaray players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American center Sylvia Fowles (198-85, college: LSU) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Vincentian-Spanish center Sancho Lyttle (192-83, college: Houston) chipped in 4 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Galatasaray's coach Ekrem Memnun felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international guard Tugba Palazoglu (171-80) responded with 11 points and American power forward Ebony Hoffman (188-82, college: USC) scored 11 points.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: S.Fowles 18+7reb+1ast, L.Harding 12+1reb+2ast, A.Torrens 10+3reb+1ast, S.Ivegin 8, N.Yilmaz 8+5reb+1ast, B.Caglar 6+9reb+2ast
Istanbul Univ.: T.Palazoglu 11+1reb+2ast, E.Hoffman 11+1reb+2ast, E.Carson 6+4reb+2ast, I.Osipova 6+2reb+3ast, S.Mandir 6+3reb+2ast, N.Kartaltepe Yigit 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 239071


Fenerbahce - Kayseri 77-75 (2-0)

Kayseri was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-19 charge of Fenerbahce, which allowed them to win the game. American Angel McCoughtry (187-86, college: Louisville) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Cappie Pondexter (175-83, college: Rutgers) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four Fenerbahce players scored in double figures. Naturalized American LaToya Sanders (191-86, college: N.Carolina) replied with 25 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Asjha Jones (191-80, college: Connecticut) added 24 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Kayseri.
Top scorers:
Fenerbahce: C.Pondexter 21+2reb+3ast, A.McCoughtry 19+7reb+2ast, I.Matovic 13+5reb, B.Vardarli 10+3reb+6ast, A.Veremeenko 6+3reb+1ast, N.Nevlin 4+2reb+3ast
Kayseri: L.Sanders 25+7reb+3ast, A.Jones 24+8reb, E.Maltsi 11+2reb, N.Martinez 4+3reb+9ast, P.Demirok 4+1ast, B.Dalgalar 4+8reb+3ast
gschID: 239070



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WUBA Standings

WUBA Standings
 1. Georgia D. 7-3 
 2. GIE Matrix 6-2 
 3. Tennessee D. 4-4 
 4. Atlanta A. 4-4 
 5. Southern G. 4-6 
 6. Metro A. Sparks 1-7 

Regular Season: Round 15

Apr. 21: GIE Matrix - Georgia D.
Apr. 21: Southern G. - Tennessee D.


La'Keisha Sutton Named All-Star Game MVP - by David Walls


La'Keisha Sutton (5'9''-G, college: S.Carolina) displayed her Magic Johnson ability while showing her version of showtime on the East All-Stars.

Sutton, the guard of the Atlanta Assault, dissing out a record 10 assists and scored 27 points as the West again defeated the West, 110-98, for their second straight victory in the 2013 UBA All-Star Game at Andrew Young Center on Saturday night.

Sutton passed Hartman's All-Star record of 9 assists set in 2012. She fell one points shy of Sherida Triggs (6'1''-F/C-85, college: ODU) 2012 mark for points in the annual showcase and took home MVP honors, joining Triggs in the honor roll.

Southern Generals guard Armelie Lumanu (5'10''-G/F-88, college: Mississippi St.) scored 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting for the West, who had three players with at least 20 points. They shot 50 percent from the field, including 17-of-32 from the arc. The extra year of experience again was a factor.

The West hung around for most of the first half but a late spurt by the East sparked by Gartrell opened a 56-42 halftime lead.

Meagan Williams (5'10''-G-88, agency: Athlete Management Group, college: UCSB): WUBA 3 Point Shoot Out winner

Christina Dewitt (6'2''-F-87, college: N.Carolina): WUBA Slam Dunk Contest winner



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Mystics tab Drey Mingo - by Eurobasket News

The Washington Mystics signed Drey Mingo (6'2''-F-89, agency: LBM Management) to the training camp contract. The forward went undrafted on Monday but received the invitation from the Mystics. Drey Mingo has just graduated from Purdue. She notched 12.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in her senior season. Drey Mingo was named All-Big Ten Tournament MVP.