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  ABA   



Salem Sabres win 2013 PAC NW Championship - by Gianni Pascucci

The Salem Sabres defeated the Kitsap Admirals 128-127 in a thrilling championship game Sunday night at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Both teams won semi-final games on Saturday to advance to the title game in the 2013 American Basketball Association (ABA) Pacific Northwest Conference tournament. The Admirals based in Bremerton, WA came out firing on all cylinders and held an early lead. Salem stormed back with some great shooting and tough defense to take command of the game. Fueled by the scoring of Jeff Dunn (6'5''-F-83, college: Corban) and playmaking of Cory Largent (6'7''-F) Salem led by as many as eighteen points.
Salem used the strong play of Sergio Rosario, Doug Lamb and Kyle Long to maintain the lead going into the fourth period. Kitsap continued to show what got them to the championship game by displaying some incredible shooting from way beyond the three point line. They also showed some muscle inside with some tough finishes at the basket. The Admirals concluded an incredible comeback with a deep three pointer to tie the score at 114-114. Salem countered with some firepower of their own as several Sabre players including Kris White (6'4''-F, college: W.Oregon), Jahmez Dixon (6'1''-G-81, college: W.Oregon), Scott Starkey and Wyatt Graziano made clutch games plays down the stretch to regain the lead and capture the title. Largent was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Dunn who finished with a spectacular 50 points in the game and Daniel Deane (6'8''-F) of the Sabres were named to the All-Tournament team. Brian Bahr (6'4''-F), Travis Brown, Xavier Watson (6'4''-F) and Joe Howard throughout the whole season helped contribute to the success of the Sabres road to the Championship.

The Sabres a first year team in the league were excited to win the championship against a great team and in front of the hometown fans. "It was a great win for our team, we came out playing hard and battled back when Kitsap made their run. Everyone contributed to the win and that is special in a championship game. We showed a lot of heart by sticking together and making plays when it counted." Exclaimed General Manager Joe Becerra as he held the championship trophy. The Salem Sabres will continue play as they will be playing in the Spring/Summer League with IBL. You can get more information from the IBL website at www.ibl.com Their first game is scheduled for Sat, May 04, when the Sabres will meet the Bellingham Slam at Chemeketa Community College



Mavericks to come back in 2013-14 ABA season - by Gianni Pascucci

Jerry Nelson, Jr. knows more than a bit about being a maverick whether its in a rodeo arena or on a basketball court. True to his nature, the owner of both the Frontier Rodeo Company, based in Winnie, Texas and the (formerly) Southeast Texas Mavericks, is considering an unprecedented move for his championship team. At the top of his relocation list is northwest Louisiana specifically Shreveport-Bossier.
This could be a magical move for a team that holds back-to-back American Basketball Association National Championships (2010/2011), and a first for a region that has yet to host an ABA team. According to head coach Steve Tucker , So far, the feedback were getting from area business owners and fans is all overwhelmingly positive. We are excited about the prospect of relocating the team to this area. If the sports stars align, the (Shreveport-Bossier) Mavericks will be playing their first home game this November. To show support for the move, Shreveport-Bossier sports fans are urged to like the Mavericks Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shreveport-Bossier-Mavericks
To find out more, fans can also visit www.abamavericks.com
##### Team Highlights:
*This team has a history of success and can bring National Championship to Shreveport Bossier
#3 PJ Couisnard ABA Championship Finals MVP 2011 (pictured left)
#54 Odell Bradley ABA League MVP 2010-11
#14 Josh Pace ABA League MVP 2009-10 Season - ABA Championship Finals MVP 2010
#22 - DeRon Rutledge ABA League MVP 2008-09 Season



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  APBL   

Standings

APBL Standings
N Eastern Division
 1. NYC 524 11-5 
 2. Tri-State E. 9-7 
 3. NYC Jaguars 2-14 
 4. Brooklyn F. 2-14 
N Gateway Division
 1. Palmieri Jeans 12-4 
 2. Hudson Valley 11-5 
 3. North Jersey P. 9-7 
 4. Manhattan P. 3-13 
S Colonial Division
 1. Bay Area Sh. 10-6 
 2. Winchester S. 7-9 
 3. NoVa Hawks 5-11 
 4. Alexandria A. 3-13 
S Patriot Division
 1. Rockville V. 15-1 
 2. M. All-Stars 13-3 
 3. Beltway B. 13-3 
 4. Capital City E. 3-13 


USBasket.com All-APBL Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket News

USBasket.com All-APBL 1st Team 2013
Doug Herring Jr.
Herring Jr.
Antoinne Morgano
Morgano
Fahreed Cheatham
Cheatham
Kurt Cuffy
Cuffy
Michael Anderson
Anderson

Finals MVP: Aaron Collins (6'0''-G) of NYC 524
Player of the Year: Fahreed Cheatham (6'5''-F-79) of Palmieri Jeans
Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Briggs (7'0''-C) of Hudson Valley
Sixth Man Of The Year: Tyrone Hill of Z*Philadelphia L.
Executive Of The Year: Doug Herring Jr. (6'3''-G) of Hudson Valley
Sportsmanship Award: Dominic Manuel of Alexandria A.
Outstanding Community Service Award: Reggie Winkfield (6'5''-G-81) of Rockville V.
Outstanding Community Service Award: Anthony Williams (6'2''-G-79) of Rockville V.
Outstanding Community Service Award: Tavares Cooper (6'3''-G/F) of Rockville V.
Clutch Performer of The Year: Fahreed Cheatham (6'5''-F-79) of Palmieri Jeans
Coach Of The Year: Jamaal Schools of Rockville V.

1st Team
G: Doug Herring Jr. (6'3''-G) of Hudson Valley
G/F: Antoinne Morgano (6'5''-G/F-86) of Z*Garden St. R.
F: Fahreed Cheatham (6'5''-F-79) of Palmieri Jeans
F/C: Kurt Cuffy (6'7''-F/C) of NYC 524
F: Danny Thompson (6'7''-F-89) of Bay Area Sh.

2nd Team
G: Dele Ojo (6'0''-G-81) of Rockville V.
G: Terry Hosley (6'0''-G-85) of Bay Area Sh.
G: Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G) of NoVa Hawks
G/F: Nate Young (6'6''-G/F-86) of Manhattan P.
C: Anthony Cox (6'9''-C-83) of N.Y. Wizards

3rd Team
G: Andrew Gould (6'1''-G) of Manhattan P.
F: Terrance Carter (6'5''-F-84) of M. All-Stars
G/F: Tavares Cooper (6'3''-G/F) of Rockville V.
F: Gordon Chase (6'5''-F-86) of Bay Area Sh.
F/C: James Williams (6'8''-F/C-80) of NYC 524

All-Defensive 1st Team
G: Aaron Collins (6'0''-G) of NYC 524
G: Brian Smith (5'9''-G) of Beltway B.
G/F: Antoinne Morgano (6'5''-G/F-86) of Z*Garden St. R.
F: Danny Thompson (6'7''-F-89) of Bay Area Sh.
C: Kevin Briggs (7'0''-C) of Hudson Valley

All-Defensive 2nd Team
G: Doug Herring Jr. (6'3''-G) of Hudson Valley
G: Cedrick Stewart of M. All-Stars
G/F: Rogers Barnes (6'4''-G/F-86) of Beltway B.
F/C: Kurt Cuffy (6'7''-F/C) of NYC 524
C: Michael Anderson (7'0''-C-84) of Beltway B.



All-APBL and All-Defensive Teams named - by Gianni Pascucci

Brian Graham , the APBL Commisione, sent to Usbasket.com the list of All-APBL team and All Defensive team for the 2012-13 season, just ended:

1st team All APBL
1. Doug Herring Jr. - Hudson Valley Kings
2. Antoine Morgano - North Jersey Pros
3. Fahreed Cheatham - Palmieri Jeans Destroyers
4. Kurt Cuffy -NYC 524
5. Danny Thompson- Bay Area Shuckers

2nd Team All APBL
1. Dele Ojo -Rockville Victors
2. Terry Hosley- Bay Area Shuckers
3. Angelo Hernandez- Nova Hawks
4. Nate Young - Manhattan Pride
5. Anthony Cox- Hudson Valley Kingz

3rd Team All APBL
1. Andrew Gould -Manhattan Pride
2. Terrance Carter - Metro All Stars
3. Taveres Cooper - Rockville Victors
4. Gus Chase - Bay Area Shuckers
5. James Williams - NYC 524

APBL All Defensive 1st team
1. Aaron Collins - NYC 524
2. Brian Smith - Beltway Bombers
3. Antoine Morgano- North Jersey Pros
4. Danny Thompson - Bay Area Shuckers
5. Kevin Briggs - Hudson Valley Kingz

APBL All Defensive 2nd team
1. Doug Herring Jr.-Hudson Valley Kingz
2. Cedrick Stewart - Metro All Stars
3. Rogers Barnes - Beltway Bombers
4. Kurt Cuffy - NYC 524
5. Mike Anderson - Beltway Bombers



APBL Season Awards - by Gianni Pascucci

And Thanks to Brian Graham , we are able to publish the APBL 2012-13 Season Awards too, as follows:

REGULAR SEASON Awards

Most Valuable Player- Fahreed Cheatham - Palmieri Jeans Destroyers
6th Man Of The Year - Tyrone Hill - Palmieri Jeans Destroyers
Defensive Player of The Year - Kevin Briggs - Hudson Valley Kingz
APBL Clutch Performer of The Year - Fahreed Cheatham - Palmieri Jeans Destroyers
Coach of The Year - Jamaal Schools - Rockville Victors
APBL Sportsmanship Award - Dominic Manuel & The Avengers
APBL Outstanding Community Service Award - Reggie Winkfield , Anthony Williams & Taveres Cooper - RockVille Victors

PLAY OFF AWARD WINNERS

Final Champion - NYC 524
Northern Conference Champions - NYC 524
Southern Conference Champions - Rockville Victors
Northern Conference Finals MVP - Kurt Cuffy - NYC 524
Southern Conference FInals MVP - Anthony Williams - Rockville Victors
FINALS MVP - Aaron Collins - NYC 524



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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 Jrs16.3 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.2 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol15.2 
 9. Lytch, Argentino15.1 
 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.8.2 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.2 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
 10. Lytch, Argentino6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.3 
 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: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, Marinos1.7 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 7. Washam, Regatas C.1.4 
 8. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 9. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.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. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 5. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 6. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Espinoza, Macae0.8 
 9. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 
 10. Weigand, Argentino0.8 


LigaA Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Penarol and Regatas enjoy victories - by Eurobasket News

Lanus - Penarol 64-72

Penarol shot down Lanus to take the first win in the semifinal series. Lanus trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 20-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-72 at the end of the game. Penarol made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Lanus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Leonardo Gutierrez (201-78) who helped to win the game recording 21 points (made all of his seven free throws). International point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (187-90) added 20 points and 6 assists in the effort for Lanus.
Top scorers:
Penarol: L.Gutierrez 21+1reb+2ast, F.Campazzo 12+8reb+4ast, M.Leiva 12+11reb, S.Safar 10+6reb+1ast, M.Ibarra 8+3reb+1ast, M.Mata 6+4reb
Lanus: N.Laprovittola 20+6ast, A.Boccia 16+9reb+3ast, R.Battle 10+4reb, F.Martina 8+5reb, W.McFarlan 6+2reb, C.Schattmann 4+3reb
gschID: 238969


Regatas C. - Boca Jrs 77-71

Regatas Corrientes held off visiting Boca Juniors to open win count in the semifinal series. It looked good early as Boca Juniors took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Regatas Corrientes took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 6 points. They made 27-of-32 charity shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Boca Juniors was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Paraguayan swingman Javier Martinez (189-78, agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up and scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 25 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). At the losing side American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Phillip Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) scored 9 points and 5 assists. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 25+2reb+4ast, J.Martinez 21+5reb+5ast, J.Meyinsse 12+4reb, F.Kammerichs 8+10reb+5ast, N.Romano 6+3reb+1ast, M.Gerlero 3+4reb
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 21+8reb+2ast, F.Aguerre 12+5reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 10+2reb, D.Santiago 10+3reb, P.Hopson 9+4reb+5ast, M.Stanic 9+6reb+3ast
gschID: 238968



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  AUSTRIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell HINSON
  Oberwart
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Hinson, Oberwart20.9 
 2. Tiedeman, Wels19.7 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.6 
 4. Boxley, Oberwart19.1 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld18.6 
 6. Dale, UBSC G.17.5 
 7. Kovacevic, St.Po.17.3 
 8. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.2 
 9. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.2 
 10. Chaney, Oberwart16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  BC Vienna
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Pearson, BC Vienna8.9 
 2. Heard, Gussing8.1 
 3. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.0 
 4. Washington, Wels7.6 
 5. Johnson, Oberwart7.2 
 6. Spasojevic, Arkadia6.9 
 7. Kohlmaier, St.Polt.6.8 
 8. Lamesic, Wels6.8 
 9. Speiser, St.Polten6.8 
 10. Boxley, Oberwart6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna5.6 
 2. Woods, Kapfenberg4.8 
 3. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.4.4 
 5. Tiedeman, Wels4.1 
 6. Stazic, BC Vienna4.0 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.8 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna3.7 
 9. Gilchrese, UBSC G.3.5 
 10. O''Neal, Furstenfe.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.4 
 2. Hinson, Oberwart1.7 
 3. Ray, BC Vienna1.7 
 4. Gonzalvez, Wels1.6 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden1.5 
 6. Boylan, BC Vienna1.4 
 7. Chaney, Oberwart1.4 
 8. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.3 
 9. Koch, Gussing1.3 
 10. Dale, UBSC G.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 3. Bortolin, Arkadia1.0 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden0.8 
 5. Washington, Wels0.8 
 6. Gant, Oberwart0.8 
 7. Nelson, Kapfenberg0.7 
 8. Shaw, Kapfenberg0.6 
 9. Cox, Furstenfeld0.6 
 10. Boxley, Oberwart0.6 


A Bundesliga Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Klosterneuburg reach the semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Gmunden - Oberwart 89-80

Gmunden outscored Oberwart to secure the fourth game in the series. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-80. Gmunden Swans had a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American point guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Robert Arnold (198-88, college: Boise St.) helped adding 18 points and 5 rebounds. Brown is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) with 19 points and 5 assists and American-Puerto Rican point guard Darnell Hinson (186-80, college: Northeastern St.) scored 22 points. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: D.Hinson 22+1reb+2ast, S.Boxley 19+4reb+5ast, R.Chaney 14+4reb+2ast, H.Ochsenhofer 11+6reb+2ast, J.Johnson 10+7reb+1ast, D.Gant 4+1reb+1ast
Gmunden: J.Brown 23+1reb+6ast, R.Arnold 18+5reb+2ast, D.Oppland 13+10reb+1ast, E.Murati 12+2reb+2ast, M.Mayer 10+10reb+3ast, R.Poiger 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 238606


Gussing - Kapfenberg 76-61

Gussing surged ahead in the series against Kapfenberg following a comfrotable home win. The game was mostly controlled by Gussing Knights. Kapfenberg Bulls was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for international point guard Thomas Klepeisz (185-91, agency: TSS Management) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. American forward Marcus Heard (201-84, college: De Paul) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Heard is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Gussing Knights players scored in double figures. American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) answered with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and the other American import power forward Demetrius Nelson (203-86, college: Citadel, agency: Court Side) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kapfenberg Bulls.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 24+6reb+4ast, D.Nelson 13+10reb+2ast, M.Sanchez 10+6reb+1ast, A.Woschank 8+2reb+2ast, Q.Pryor 4+8reb+2ast, H.Opoku 2+1reb
Gussing: E.Kadic 15+1reb, M.Heard 15+8reb+3ast, T.Klepeisz 14+9reb+9ast, D.Hunt 10+13reb, S.Koch 10+1reb+3ast, M.Klepeisz 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 238607


Wels - BC Vienna 80-64

Wels shot down BC Vienna to avoid elimination. The game without a history. Raiffeisen Wels led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Raiffeisen Wels had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American-Iranian point guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa) who scored 22 points and 4 assists. American guard David Gonzalvez (193-87, college: Richmond) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Raiffeisen Wels players scored in double figures. Raiffeisen Wels' coach Pete Miller used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Maurice Pearson (206-89, college: Georgetown, KY, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who recorded 15 points and British power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points respectively.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: M.Pearson 15+3reb+1ast, R.Richards 12+4reb, S.Ray 12+3reb, J.Francois 5+2reb, I.Boylan 5+5reb+3ast, S.Stazic 5+4reb+5ast
Wels: A.Farokhmanesh 22+4reb+4ast, R.Vieider 16+5reb+3ast, D.Gonzalvez 16+6reb+5ast, D.Lamesic 13+8reb+5ast, D.Washington 6+6reb+2ast, C.Hallett 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 238604


Furstenfeld - Klosterneub. 61-72

Klosterneuburg became the first semifinalists as they swept the series versus Fursternfeld. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Xion Dukes outrebounded Furstenfeld Panthers 45-31 including 38 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Kevin Payton (196-86, college: Minnesota) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) accounted for 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) came up with 21 points and guard Paul Radakovics (191-88) added 10 points and 6 assists respectively for Furstenfeld Panthers in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: S.Grum 21+3reb+2ast, J.Rubin 11+7reb+1ast, P.Radakovics 10+4reb+6ast, C.Cox 6+4reb, B.Cresnar 5+4reb+3ast, D.Hasenburger 5+4reb+1ast
Klosterneub.: C.Bobb 16+8reb+2ast, R.Suljanovic 14+6reb, K.Payton 12+10reb+5ast, M.Lanegger 8+7reb+4ast, D.Zeleznik 8+5reb+5ast, C.Greimeister 6+3reb
gschID: 238605



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  BAHRAIN   

Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Manama 15-2 
 2. Muharraq 15-3 
 3. Al Ahli 14-3 
 4. Al Hala 12-5 
 5. Sitra 12-6 
 6. Nuwaidrat 10-8 
 7. Issa Town 9-8 
 8. Hidd 6-12 
 9. Bahrain Club 5-12 
 10. Al Najma 3-14 
 11. Al Ittihad 3-14 
 12. Samaheej 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Apr. 17: Hidd - Muharraq 76-94
Apr. 17: Nuwaidrat - Sitra 76-68
Apr. 18: Al Najma - Al Ahli
Apr. 18: Al Manama - Issa Town
Apr. 19: Al Hala - Bahrain Club
Apr. 19: Al Ittihad - Samaheej



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 17-7 
 2. Spirou 15-8 
 3. M.Hainaut 15-9 
 4. Aalstar 15-9 
 5. Antwerp 14-10 
 6. Leuven 8-15 
 7. Liege 8-17 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 4-21 

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 18: Liege - Verviers-Pep. 68-55
Apr. 19: Leuven - Oostende
Apr. 20: M.Hainaut - Aalstar
Apr. 20: Antwerp - Spirou


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar18.4 
 3. Randle, Spirou18.1 
 4. Thompson, Aalstar18.0 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende17.1 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.4 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.5 
 9. Robinson, Leuven15.5 
 10. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.9.7 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut6.7 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende6.5 
 4. Wright, Oostende6.3 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.2 
 6. Tofi, Aalstar6.1 
 7. Mukubu, Liege6.0 
 8. Thondique, Antwerp6.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut6.0 
 10. Aleksandrov, Assi.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Krka
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Krka5.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven5.0 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.5 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.2 
 5. Randle, Spirou4.1 
 6. Thompson, Aalstar3.8 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.7 
 8. Raivio, Aalstar3.6 
 9. Walsh, Brose Bask.3.5 
 10. Black, Antwerp3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.6 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.0 
 6. Black, Antwerp1.8 
 7. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 8. Randle, Spirou1.7 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 10. Biggs, Antwerp1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Verviers.
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ferguson, Verviers.1.2 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.1 
 3. Wilkinson, Oostende1.1 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Williamson, Liege0.7 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Aska, Leuven0.5 



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Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Siroki WWin 9-0 
 2. Igokea 8-1 
 3. Mladost 4-5 
 4. Bosna 3-6 
 5. Capljina 2-7 
 6. Radnik B. 1-8 
Places 7-14
 1. Zrinjski HT 11-11 
 2. Varda HE 10-12 
 3. Leotar 10-12 
 4. Posusje 9-13 
 5. Borac Nektar 9-13 
 6. Kakanj 9-13 
 7. Vogosca 8-14 
 8. Servitium 6-15 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 6

Apr. 17: Capljina - Bosna 76-67
Apr. 16: Mladost - Igokea 62-92
Apr. 16: Radnik B. - Siroki WWin 60-82


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Timisoara
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Tuljkovic, Timisoa.23.8 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje23.0 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.20.5 
 4. Filipovic, Vogosca19.9 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.17.4 
 6. Hot, Vogosca17.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost16.6 
 8. Aleksic, Leotar16.0 
 9. Peljto, Spars S.15.9 
 10. Bjelica, Capljina15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Timisoara
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Tuljkovic, Timisoa.9.4 
 2. Lalovic, Zrinjski.8.3 
 3. Josilo, Radnik B.8.1 
 4. Goranovic, Radnik8.0 
 5. Pavlovic, Borac N.7.0 
 6. Damjanovic, Servit.6.9 
 7. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.6.8 
 8. Rizvic, Bosna6.7 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik5.8 
 10. Erkic, Radnik B.5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.1 
 2. Peljto, Spars S.6.2 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina5.2 
 4. Radovanovic, Radni.4.7 
 5. Bakovic, Posusje4.6 
 6. Bjelica, Capljina4.3 
 7. Hodzic, Bosna4.3 
 8. Ivanic, Mladost4.2 
 9. Kastratovic, Varda3.9 
 10. Damjanovic, Servi.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hot, Vogosca2.6 
 2. Lovric, Posusje2.5 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina2.4 
 4. Bjelica, Capljina1.9 
 5. Borovcanin, Radnik1.5 
 6. Peljto, Spars S.1.5 
 7. Kastratovic, Varda1.5 
 8. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.4 
 9. Bakovic, Posusje1.4 
 10. Milosevic, Mladost1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.1 
 2. Buza, Bosna0.6 
 3. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 4. Djuranovic, Borac0.5 
 5. Suljagic, Bosna0.5 
 6. Loncarevic, Radnik0.5 
 7. Popovic, Capljina0.5 
 8. Karamatic, Capljina0.4 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik0.4 
 10. Erkic, Radnik B.0.4 



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  BOTSWANA   


Women - by Peter Ubakar

Tomorrow 18th April sees last year's defending champion taking on the new champion. This is a game which pits Botswana's two biggest female teams at the SSKB courts. The game will have the leading female scorer in endie banyaditse against top player of the BDF V team Resego Reshyboo. The game will be one to look forward to as the defending champions will choose to prove to the BDF V team that their hoisting of the trophy was not a fluke. The fans will be watching this game closely to see who comes out on top.


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  BRAZIL   

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Vieira, Flamengo20.9 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.3 
 3. Day, Uberlandia18.8 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha18.5 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.18.1 
 6. Smith, Pinheiro.17.5 
 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. Dawkins, Liga S.4.2 
 10. Lima, Limeira4.2 
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 


NBB Round 1 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Limeira - Pinheiros/Sky 88-74

Limeira stunned Pinheiros/Sky in the first game of the eighth-final series. The game was mostly controlled by Winner/Limeira. Pinheiros managed to win second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Winner/Limeira made 9 blocks. Dominican-American guard Ronald Ramon (182-86, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up and scored 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international point guard Helio Vitor Lima (184-81) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Winner/Limeira players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) responded with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international center Bruno Fiorotto (208-84) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Pinheiros' coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Limeira: R.Ramon 15+5reb+4ast, F.Alvim 14+6reb+2ast, G.Hubner 13+2reb+1ast, H.Vitor Lima 12+5reb+7ast, D.Castellar 12+10reb+1ast, L.Da Silva 8+1reb
Pinheiros/Sky: S.Stallworth 19+6reb+5ast, A.Bambu 13+2reb+1ast, B.Fiorotto 11+7reb, F.Penna 7+3reb+4ast, G.Araujo 6+4reb, M.Dornelles 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 239221


Paulistano - Basquete Cearense 95-74

Paulistano prevailed against Basquete Caerense at home court to take 1-0 lead in the series. It looked good early as SKY/Basquete took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Paulistano had a 35-7 second period charge getting the lead and SKY/Basquete was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-95. Paulistano dominated on the defensive end, holding SKY/Basquete to just 7 points in second quarter. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Paulistano had a 31-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. The former international guard Andre Luiz Brugger (192-81) nailed 20 points for the winning side and forward Alex Oliveira (194-83) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds. Five Paulistano players scored in double figures. The former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and swingman Jimmy de Oliveira (189-90) added 22 points respectively for SKY/Basquete in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: A.Luiz Brugger 20+2reb+1ast, P.Lima 17+3ast, A.Oliveira 15+6reb, E.Corazza 13+5reb+3ast, S.Toyloy 11+4reb+2ast, J.Munoz 9+2reb+3ast
Basquete Cearense: J.de Oliveira 22+4reb+1ast, W.Drudi 18+14reb+1ast, A.Bresolin 9+2reb+3ast, A.Machado 7+1reb+1ast, F.Ribeiro 6+4reb+2ast, G.Schneider 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 239223


Minas - S.Jose/Unimed 70-68

Minas toppled Sao Jose/Unimed to secure 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 34-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Minas made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Minas made 8 blocks. Center Rafael Mineiro Rodrigues (213-87) fired 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American center Paul Crosby (203, college: Miss.Valley St.) chipped in 21 points. The former international power forward Murilo Becker (210-83) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds and Spanish forward Alvaro Calvo (202-83, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 24 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Minas: P.Crosby 21+2reb+1ast, R.Mineiro Rodrigues 21+9reb, B.Nardi Duarte 15+4reb+3ast, J.Beal 7+2reb+1ast, D.Nunes 4+5reb, D.Fuzaro 2
S.Jose/Unimed: A.Calvo 24+3reb, M.Becker 20+9reb+2ast, A.Laws 8+6reb+6ast, J.Antonio 6+5reb, L.Felipe Lemes 4+3reb+2ast, C.Delben 3
gschID: 239222


Liga Sorocaba - Franca 69-72

Franca managed to escape with a narrow road win over Liga Sorocabana in the opener. Vivo/Franca brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. Liga Sorocaba was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Argentinian point guard Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-86, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 13 points. The former international power forward Guilherme Teichmann (204-83, college: Tulsa) contributed with 9 points and 4 blocks for the winners. Vivo/Franca's coach Aluisio Xavier Ferreira allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) answered with 17 points and 5 assists and power forward Ricardo de Bem (210-84, college: Oklahoma City) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Liga Sorocaba. Four Liga Sorocaba players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Franca: J.Pablo Figueroa 13+3reb, C.Borges dos Santos 10+1reb, J.Luz dos Santos 9+1reb+4ast, G.Teichmann 9+4reb+2ast, R.Souza 8+3reb, L.Mariano 6+4reb+2ast
Liga Sorocaba: K.Dawkins 17+4reb+5ast, R.de Bem 14+9reb, D.Holloway 11+7reb+5ast, A.Neto 11+1reb+1ast, D.Conti 7+1reb, F.Russo 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 239220



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Miles announces Smith signing - by David Edole

By Brian Rosenthal

Nebraska mens basketball coach Tim Miles announced the signing of junior college forward Leslee Smith (200-F) on Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period.

The 6-foot-8, 250-pound Smith, a native of the British Virgin Islands, is the fourth signee of Nebraskas 2013 recruiting class, joining guards Nick Fuller, Nate Hawkins and Tai Webster, who signed in the fall.

Im fired up about signing Leslee Smith, Miles said in a statement. He is an intelligent young man with great maturity and is an excellent student. As a player, he possesses the athleticism and skill to flourish in our style of play. I think his versatility will also be an asset for us. We think he can play a variety of positions.

Smith played last season at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan., where he averaged 8.3 points and a team-best 6.6 rebounds in helping the Saints to a 25-8 record.

Over Seward Countys final six games, Smith averaged 12.1 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Prior to playing at Seward County, Smith spent two seasons at SMU, including one as a redshirt.

His experience at SMU is key, because he understands about the regimentation, the training and competition to play at this level, Miles said.

Smith said he chose Nebraska over Saint Louis, and also heard from Providence, Murray State, Sam Houston, Western Kentucky and West Virginia. He committed to Nebraska on April 1.

Nebraska currently has one scholarship opening for the 2013 class. Sai Tummala, a 6-7 wing from Salt Lake City Community College, visited last weekend, and Nebraska may get a visit from 6-10, 228-pound forward Mikael Herbert, a 19-year-old from Finland.




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Dejan Ivanov (ex Lietuvos rytas) signs at Cimberio Varese - by Eurobasket News

Cimberio Varese (SerieA) landed 27-year old Bulgarian ex-international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-104kg-86, agency: Beo Basket). He started the season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. Ivanov managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 9 LKL games he averaged 6.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 6.8ppg and 4.6rpg. Ivanov also played 16 games in VTB United League where he had 8.4ppg and 6.1rpg. The last season he played at Sutor Montegranaro. In 32 games he had 13.1ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Bosman Player of the Year. Ivanov's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2011. He also represented Bulgaria at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 39.2%, FT: 63.2%.
Ivanov is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Split and KK Zadar), Russia (Avtodor), Spain (Cajasol, Basquet Mallorca and Qalat CajaSol) and Bulgaria (Euroins Cherno More).
Ivanov's game is described as: Huge potential. One of the top tall players in Europe his age. Already knows how to play close to the basket. Has also quite few years of experience as he started playing organized basketball in the age of 12. Maybe a little bit too slow on his legs. But knows how to take a good position close to the basket. Reliable short distance shoot.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @legabasketA)



Vladimir Panic claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Serbian Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) had an amazing evening in the last round for Balkan and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 30-year old forward had the game-high 28 points adding five rebounds and seven assists for Balkan in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Lukoil Academik (#1, 23-3) 87-86. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Balkan maintains the 3rd position in Bulgarian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Balkan will need more victories to improve their 18-8 record. In the team's last game Panic had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Balkan, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Panic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.8ppg) and averages solid 40.4% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard Reginald Holmes (193-G-87) of Beroe. Holmes impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Beroe to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Spartak Pleven (#9, 5-21) 104-70. This victory allowed Beroe to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-15 record. Holmes is a newcomer at Beroe and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#1). He also registered 4.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard Bozhidar Avramov (196-PG-90, agency: Interperformances) of top-ranked Lukoil Academik. Avramov got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. Despite Avramov's great performance Lukoil Academik lost 86-87 to #3 ranked Balkan. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Lukoil Academik had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 3rd lost game is hopefully really an accident. Avramov's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Avramov has a very solid season. In 19 games in Bulgaria he scored 11.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dimitar Marintchechki (201-F/C-90) of Spartak Pleven - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
5. James Tyler (218-C-88) of Chernomorets - 17 points and 15 rebounds
6. Asen Velikov (185-PG-86) of Cherno More - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Rilski Sportist - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) of Levski Sofia - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 12 assists
9. Velislav Galabov (207-C-94) of U20 - 20 points and 6 rebounds
10. Ivo Slavchev (198-F-90) of Chernomorets - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Ross, Jolly21.4 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.17.1 
 3. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 4. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 5. Mrva, Jolly14.9 
 6. Skific, Kvarner14.9 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 8. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 9. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Mrva, Jolly7.4 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.2 
 6. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 8. Ross, Jolly5.2 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.1 
 10. Skific, Kvarner5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.0 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.0 
 4. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 7. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 8. Segaric, KK Zagreb3.0 
 9. Rembert, Krizevci2.9 
 10. Jugo, Alkar Sinj2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ross, Jolly2.7 
 2. Krivec, Kvarner1.5 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.5 
 4. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 5. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
 6. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.3 
 7. Skific, Kvarner1.3 
 8. Mrva, Jolly1.3 
 9. Petrovic, KK Zagreb1.3 
 10. Pesut, Zabok1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.2.0 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 4. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.7 
 5. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 6. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 7. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 8. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.6 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 10. Halilovic, KK Za.0.5 


Croatian A1 round 6 (Second Stage) best performance: Romeo Travis - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Zadar, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Second Stage).
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, nine rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Alkar Sinj (#8, 0-6), Second Stage botton-ranked team in overtime 104-97. Zadar is placed at 2nd position in Croatian A1. They are still close to the very top. Zadar would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Travis had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Zadar's top player in his first season with the team. Romeo Travis averages this season 15.3ppg and 6.7rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) of Kvarner 2010. Skific had a very good evening with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Kvarner 2010 to another comfortable win 80-66 over KK Zagreb (#7, 0-6) being unquestionably team leader. Kvarner 2010's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Skific is a newcomer at Kvarner 2010, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.9ppg (#6). He also registered 5.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81) of league's top team Cibona. Blassingame scored 25 points and passed six assists. He was a key player of Cibona, leading his team to a 79-61 easy win against #4 ranked KK Split in a game of the week. Cibona started extremely well this Second Stage. They recorded 6 victories without losing a single game. Blassingame turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Blassingame has a very solid season. In 6 games in Croatia he scored 11.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bracey Wright (191-G-84) of Cedevita - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Marino Bazdaric (195-G/F-78) of Cedevita - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) of Zadar - 11 points and 11 rebounds
7. Luka Zitko (201-F-81) of Alkar Sinj - 25 points and 5 rebounds
8. Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) of KK Split - 24 points and 7 rebounds
9. Rudolf Jugo (183-PG-84) of Alkar Sinj - 9 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80) of Cibona - 16 points and 5 rebounds

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



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Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Nancy
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Brown, Nancy20.1 
 2. Allen, Omonia18.8 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco17.9 
 4. Pesic, AEL16.6 
 5. Diggs, Barons k.15.3 
 6. Williams, Etha15.1 
 7. Fisher, AEK15.0 
 8. Warren, Apollon14.7 
 9. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mihajlo PESIC
  AEL
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Pesic, AEL8.6 
 2. Brown, Nancy7.6 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco7.4 
 4. Diggs, Barons k.6.9 
 5. Buljan, Keravnos6.6 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.5 
 7. Jefferson, Boulaz.6.2 
 8. Maras, Etha6.0 
 9. Fisher, AEK5.9 
 10. Kaskiris, ENAD5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  Monaco
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Aleksic, Monaco5.0 
 2. Diggs, Barons k.4.8 
 3. Maze, Keravnos4.1 
 4. Palalas, AEL3.6 
 5. Adegboye, Etha3.3 
 6. Demertzis, Kavala3.3 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.3 
 8. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 9. Tutt, AEK2.7 
 10. Dixon, AEK2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Hamilton, ENAD2.3 
 3. Diggs, Barons k.2.1 
 4. Poole, Etha1.8 
 5. Stiggers, Apoel1.8 
 6. Brown, Nancy1.7 
 7. Panteli, AEK1.5 
 8. Williams, Etha1.5 
 9. Allen, AEL1.5 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  AEK
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Harrison, AEK2.1 
 2. Jefferson, Boulaz.1.5 
 3. Brown, Nancy1.3 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.2 
 5. Vaughn, Keravnos1.0 
 6. Morrison, Apoel0.9 
 7. Maras, Etha0.8 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.7 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, Champville0.5 



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BK Opava Will Not Bring Back Phil Martin Next Season - by Surujh Roopnarine

Despite being one of the few American imports to make a positive impact with BK Breda & Weinstein Opava in recent history, 6-4 shooting guard Phil Martin (193-G, college: Cal-Riverside) was not extended a contract for the 2013-14 season. Joining the club in mid-February, the rookie out of Staten Island, New York had a mostly productive stint with BK Breda & Weinstein Opava. In 14 games he averaged 12.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 44.3% from the field, 33.3% from three and 92.5% from the free-throw line. According to head coach Petr Czudek "He came in the third wave of reinforcements along with Radim Kramny and fulfilled what we expected from him, his mission was successful". Unfortunately for the former Cal-Riverside product, the club will once again revert to its traditional strategy of forming a team comprised solely of Czech and Slovak players. BK Breda & Weinstein Opava lost its best of three pre-playoff series with USK Praha 2-1 this past weekend.


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Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Colas, Randers24.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.21.9 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.4 
 4. Walker, Naestved19.8 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose19.3 
 7. Funches, Aarhus BC18.6 
 8. Tomko, Etzella18.5 
 9. Waithe, Bakken18.1 
 10. Darboe, Svendborg18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Colas, Randers14.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.7 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC8.8 
 5. Waithe, Bakken8.8 
 6. Doggett, Naestved8.4 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.0 
 8. Washington, Svend.8.0 
 9. Walker, Naestved7.9 
 10. Baker, Vaerlose7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Ortega, Randers6.8 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.5 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.6 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.3 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Tomko, Etzella4.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU4.3 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.1 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.0 
 2. Tomko, Etzella2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 7. Dennis, SISU1.9 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Rungby, Horsens1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Svend.2.6 
 2. Colas, Randers2.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.5 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.4 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Funches, Aarhus BC1.1 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.1 
 8. Doggett, Naestved1.1 
 9. Thomann, Horse.1.0 
 10. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 


Ligaen Round 3 of Finals. Svendborg cut the deficit - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg - Bakken 85-75 OT

Svendborg overcame Bakken to narrow the deficit in the series. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 14-11 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 10-point victory in overtime. Svendborg forced 21 Bakken turnovers. Bakken was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American power forward Donald Rutherford (199-87, college: Catawba) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: FCM) contributed with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian forward Marvell Waithe (205-87, college: Arkansas) added 14 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Bakken. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Plannthin 25+8reb+3ast, D.Rutherford 25+15reb+1ast, A.Darboe 11+3reb+1ast, C.Magaard 8+4reb+1ast, G.Washington 6+5reb+1ast, R.Christensen 4
Bakken: N.Iversen 26+11reb+4ast, M.Waithe 14+14reb+2ast, C.Christoffersen 12+10reb, A.Jakobsen 10+2reb+3ast, M.Sahlertz 6+3reb+1ast, F.Nielsen 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 238661



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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. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 6. Jackson, Austin T.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, Arecibo7.0 
 5. Russell, Reno B.6.5 
 6. Karl, Idaho S.6.3 
 7. Quinn, Cleveland C.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.5.6 
 9. Joseph, San A.5.5 
 10. McNeal, Utah Jazz5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin HOLIDAY
  Philadel.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holiday, Philadel.2.4 
 2. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 3. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 6. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Wright, Maine RC1.7 
 9. Singletary, Ooste.1.7 
 10. Leslie, Santa C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Miami H.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Varnado, Miami H.3.3 
 2. Melo, Boston C.2.9 
 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. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 9. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 10. Williams, Texas L.2.0 



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  EBA   

Standings

EBA Standings
Northern Division
 1. N.Y. Wizards 6-1 
 2. Harrisburg H. 5-3 
 3. Westchester D. 3-5 
 4. N.Y.Primetime 1-2 
Southern Division
 1. Washington M. 3-2 
 2. Bad News B. 3-3 
 3. Maryland B. 3-3 


EBA Announces 1st of 2013 Season Honors - by EBA Media

Gregory_CThe Eastern Basketball Alliance has announced today that New York Wizards Head Basketball Coach Greg Cerillo Sr. has been named 2013 Coach of the Year!

Fans and opponents have seen for years the quality of play from both Coach Cerillos Teams and players, with countless former Wizards players signing both domestic and overseas contracts during his Coaching tenure.

For the 2013 campaign Coach Cerillos Team finished a perfect 4-0 in EBA play and 6-1 overall. As remarkable as the winning percentage is, is perhaps Coach Cerillos ability to get his teams to play team ball in an arena where individual stats are perceived as the toll to get players recruited for higher paid contracts. Coach Cerillos Team gave up an average of 94 PPG this season to teams which normally average in the 120 PPG range.

This season brings Coach Cerillos overall professional coaching record to 41-15, a remarkable .732 winning percentage.

Coach Cerillos philosophy of holding regular team practices at quality facilities, not bringing in all star players for single games which upsets team chemistry, and having all players play both ends of the floor has created a winning tradition for the NY Wizards which is hard to match.

In 5-years of pro play Coach Cerillos Teams have qualified for the playoffs each year, won 3-division titles, qualified for 2-Final Fours, and one won overall EBA Title.

From Coach Cerillo: Any success I have is directly attributed to my players, my Assistant Coach Greg Barry, my sponsors like Robert Draper and Fundamental Sports Training in Westury. Their support and effort means success for everyone involved. I feel very fortunate with all the quality clubs and coaches in our league to be considered for such an honor.

Catch up with all your favorite players and teams by visiting the Eastern Basketball Alliance website.



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  EUROCUP   

Standings

Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group I
 1. Budivelnyk 4-2 
 2. Buducnost 3-3 
 3. Banvit BK 3-3 
 4. Triumph 2-4 
Group J
 1. Gescrap BB 4-2 
 2. Valencia 4-2 
 3. VEF Riga 3-2 
 4. CEZ Nymburk 1-5 
Group K
 1. Lokomotiv 5-1 
 2. Spartak SP 3-3 
 3. Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 4. Cajasol 1-5 
Group L
 1. Unics 4-2 
 2. Ratiopharm 3-3 
 3. Galatasaray 3-3 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 2-4 
Stage One Standings


Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team 2013
Nick Calathes
Calathes
Malcolm Delaney
Delaney
Justin Doellman
Doellman
Alexandros Vasileiadis
Vasileiadis
John Bryant
Bryant

Final Four MVP: Richard Hendrix (204-C/F-86) of Lokomotiv
Player of the Year: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv
Guard of the Year: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv
Forward of the Year: Justin Doellman (206-F-85) of Valencia
Center of the Year: John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm
European Player of the Year: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv
Import of the Year: John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm
Coach of the Year: Fotis Katsikaris of Gescrap BB

1st Team
PG: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv
G: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
F: Justin Doellman (206-F-85) of Valencia
SF: Alexandros Vasileiadis (194-SF-93) of GRE NT U20
C: John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm

2nd Team
PG: Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Stelmet ZG
F: Chuck Eidson (203-F-80) of Unics
F: Derrick Brown (203-F-87) of Lokomotiv
C/F: Lamont Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Gescrap BB
C: Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) of Spartak SP

3rd Team
PG: Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86) of Lokomotiv
PG: Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) of Triumph
F: Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Budivelnyk
F/C: Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84) of Stelmet ZG
C: Charles Davis (205-C-84) of Banvit BK

Honorable Mention
Zack Wright (195-G-85) of Spartak SP
Earl Rowland (188-G-83) of VEF Riga
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93) of Triumph
Sammy Mejia (198-G-83) of Banvit BK
Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82) of Buducnost
Bojan Dubljevic (205-PF-91) of Valencia
Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85) of Unics
Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) of Crvena Zvezda
Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79) of CEZ Nymburk

All-Europeans Team
PG: Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Lokomotiv
PG: Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86) of Lokomotiv
SF: Alexandros Vasileiadis (194-SF-93) of GRE NT U20
F/C: Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84) of Stelmet ZG
C: Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) of Spartak SP

All-Imports Team
PG: Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Stelmet ZG
G: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
F: Justin Doellman (206-F-85) of Valencia
F: Chuck Eidson (203-F-80) of Unics
C: John Bryant (208-C-87) of Ratiopharm



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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.14.9 
 5. Jerrells, Maine RC14.2 
 6. Lampe, Caja L.14.1 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu13.8 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.13.6 
 9. Hickman, Maccabi13.5 
 10. Weems, CSKA13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.3 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal6.3 
 4. Lampe, Caja L.6.1 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.6.1 
 6. Hines, Olympiacos6.0 
 7. Davis, Khimky5.5 
 8. Mirotic, Real Madr.5.5 
 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.5.7 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.0 
 6. Heurtel, Caja L.4.6 
 7. Cook, Caja Laboral4.1 
 8. Farmar, Anadolu4.1 
 9. Gordon, Anadolu4.0 
 10. Ohayon, Maccabi3.8 
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. Diamantidis, Panat.1.5 
 6. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 7. Hickman, Maccabi1.4 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Logan, Maccabi T.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.9 
 2. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 3. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.2 
 5. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 6. Kaun, CSKA1.1 
 7. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 
 8. Davis, Khimky1.0 
 9. Ford, Brose Bask.1.0 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos1.0 



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  FINLAND   

Standings - Korisliiga

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

Quarter-Finals: Round 3

Apr. 18: Nilan Bisons - Salon Vilpas 81-75
Apr. 18: Pyrinto - Kauhajoki 71-74
Apr. 18: Kataja - LrNMKY 107-75
Apr. 19: KTP - Kouvot


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.5 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.4 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.8 
 5. Clavell, Kouvot20.2 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto19.0 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.3 
 10. Flowers, Kataja17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.0 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.8 
 4. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 5. Giles, KTP9.2 
 6. Thornton, FoKoPo9.1 
 7. Watt, Korihait8.8 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 9. Johnson, Namika L.8.3 
 10. Thorpe, FoKoPo8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 6.5
 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. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 4. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 8. Conley, LrNM.1.6 
 9. Williams, KTP1.5 
 10. Watson, Kauhajoki1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 2. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.2 
 3. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 4. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 5. Lehtoranta, Kataja1.0 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 10. Jones, LrNM.0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Bisons - Vilpas 3-0 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Q-finals, Game # 3: Vilpas (Salo) visiting Loimaa tonight and winning three quarters, but hosting Bisons winning the third quarter 30-12 and the contest 81-75 (36-45). That means Vilpas summer vacation got started and Bisons continues towards semi-finals. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) and Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) combined 39 points and Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) grabbed 17 rebounds.
Kataja (Joensuu) crushed YMCA Lappeenranta 107-75 (60-40) and Kataja is leading now 2-1. Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Winona St.) scored game high 20 pts. And in Tampere Pyrinto lost a tight fight vs Karhu (Kauhajoki) 71-74 (29-29). Karhu's Henri Hirvikoski (191-G/F-86) netted 20 pts, 6/8 from behind the arc. Pyrinto - Karhu 1-2.

Bisons - Vilpas 81-75 (36-45). (Jeb Ivey 20/6a, Martin Zeno 19, Mikko Koivisto 14 - Marcus Relphorde 25/10, Shawn Atupem 18, Jukka Kataja 13. A: 855).
Kataja - YMCAS LPR 107-75 (60-40). (Jonte Flowers 20, Petri Virtanen 19/5a, Antti Kanervo 15 - Jason Conley 19, Matt Gibson 19, Greg Logins 8/8. A: 904).
Pyrinto - Karhu 71-74 (29-29). (Lamonte Ulmer 29, Antero Lehto 11, Olli Ahvenniemi 10 - Henri Hirvikoski 20, Giordan Watson 17/5a, Tremaine Ford 15/9. A: 1045).



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - ProB

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



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Pekovic number one in FYR Macedonia for round 5 - by Eurobasket News

Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Kozuv, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5 (Second Stage).
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, five rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Lirija (#3, 12-7) 87-83. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Kozuv to consolidate first place in the FYR Macedonian Prva Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Kozuv has a very solid 14-5 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Pekovic had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kozuv's top player in his first season with the team. Miladin Pekovic averages this season 13.2ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American
Anthony Lee-Ingram (195-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) of Kumanovo. Lee-Ingram had a very good evening with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Kumanovo to edge slightly higher-ranked Rabotnicki (#4, 10-9) 88-86. Kumanovo's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-10 record. Lee-Ingram is one of the most experienced players at Kumanovo and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.7ppg (#4). He also registered 5.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Lirija (#3). Tasovski showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Tasovski's great performance Lirija lost 83-87 to #1 ranked Kozuv. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Lirija needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 12 victories and 7 lost games. Tasovski has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.2ppg (8th best), rebounds with 5.8rpg (7th best) and assists with 2.4apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Balsa Radunovic (207-F/C-80) of Lirija - 14 points and 6 rebounds
5. Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) of MZT Skopje - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Aleksandar Dimitrovski (193-G-80) of Rabotnicki - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) of MZT Skopje - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88) of Kumanovo - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo - 12 points and 8 rebounds
10. Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80) of Feni Indistrija - 15 points and 8 rebounds

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



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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 


The Miles Basketball Minute? Where Will The Grab Bag Fate Of The Artland Dragons End This Season? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Who could forget Darius Hall partying with the 3000 fans in Hamburg after the big 74-60 cup win against ENbW Ludwigsburg in 2008 looking like rapper Joseph Bruce of Detroit rap group Dark Lotus giving a concert. That was the first and last title of the Artland Dragons. Every season the club is able to bring in top talented players, but in return are incapable of bringing extended pandemonium to the small 12,000 village with hardware. The list of top players having played in the Artland has been as unending as the Cleveland Cavaliers losing streak of 26 games in 2010-2011. Guys that have played there the last four years have been ex NBA player Toby Bailey, NCAA Final 4 player Hollis Price, top European point guard Tyrese Rice, David Holston, or Nathan Peavy. Especially this season the team was cherished with ex NBA player s Dennis Horner and Ryan Gomes, but they were unable to stay long. This seasons team may be the most talented team ever and Stefan Koch has the chance to win his second title in Germany. It continues to be a mystery why titles seem as rare there as a traffic light in Quackenbruck, but if there is one guy who can bring a title then its Koch. He has to shape the roles and chemistry the way Svetislav Pesic has in Munich. But that is easier said than done this season. Maybe Toby the dragon should heat up his dungeon more under the arena so the team has more of an advantage to win big games at home. With the playoffs starting in two weeks, that title at the moment seems as distant for the team as any FC Bayern Munich boss having anything negative to say about top striker Mario Gomez.

With only two games remaining and the Beko BBL playoffs creeping closer than a famished Sylvester is while on patrol for Tweety, the Artland Dragons are hanging around in sixth place with one win more than the last playoff spot and surprisingly near the end of the playoff ladder. After a slow start to the season where they were pounded in Berlin and humiliated at home against Frankfurt, they found their rhythm winning seven of eight games including in Munich and at home against five time champion Bamberg back to back. One cant forget that this feat was done without the services of injured point guard Demond Mallet (186-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: McNeese St.). The win in Munich resulted by a buzzer beater by Bryce Taylor (196-SG-86) and the point guard duties were handled by shooting guards Marquez Haynes and Johannes Strasser in the absence of Mallet. However in December started their influx of inconsistent play as they suffered a three game losing streak, then a three game winning streak and then a three game losing streak. From December until March, they were unable to beat a top team, but then ride another three game winning streak sweeping the season series of FC Bayern Munich at home and disposing of Alba Berlin, but then traveling to Ludwigsburg next week and losing to a 17th placed team. A few more wins against those lower teams would have put Artland safely into the playoffs, instead now they must tremble a bit and win some of the remaining games in hopes of playing in May. With all the talent that they have, the Artland Dragons are a real grab bag this season in that one never knows what to expect from them as one day they play like a championship team and the next like a lower class team.

When trying to dissect the reasons for the inconsistency of the team, one has to mention that the team played without a point guard Demond Mallet for a few months where the team actually did ok. The team had Kristaps Valters as a sub for Mallet, but he was unable to convince the club and he was let go and recently added classic point guard Branislav Rathkovica and he has been a help, but it is always difficult to get the integration perfect in a short period of time. Another problem this season has been the power forward position. Guys have come and gone like ex NBA players Dennis Horner and Ryan Gomes as well as talented three point shooter Andrew Drevo. In January they got the perfect power forward in American Bradley Buckman (203-F-84, college: Texas) who dominated in his first game with 14 points and hauling down 13 rebounds in Frankfurt. Bradley Buckman who dominated Turkey the last two seasons hasnt been getting as many shots as he might like which has put his scoring production down. However last night, Artland won in Bamberg as only the second team in the last three seasons there. Buckman dominated scoring 20 points and getting 12 shots. Maybe a trend that should continue in future games for continued success for the team. It also seems like the team pulls out of a hat to choose when to defend and when not too. They have had some spectacular displays of defense keeping Bremerhaven to 51 points, Frankfurt to 57 points, Alba Berlin to 56 points or FC Bayern Munich to 66 points, but then again on other nights have stunk up the building giving up 104 points to run and gun team Phoenix Hagen, 96 points to Bremerhaven or 90 points to the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. Artland had their chance at the cup weekend in Berlin to garner that second team title, but were denied. Maybe they can do it better this time around and annoy a top team in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. They kicked out FC Bayern Munich last season, so why cant they do it this season? With the Beko BBL standings picture as tight as finding a parking place around Times Square in New York at rush hour, the Artland Dragons could meet Bamberg, Ulm, Oldenburg or FC Bayern Munich in the playoffs. The Dragons have had very rapid player fluctuation this season and it just takes time for all to gel. It also took the Fraport Skyliners longer than usual the last two seasons to come together under Muli Katzurin. Artland is a very talented team and guys like Bryce Taylor, Marquez Haynes, Anthony King and Demond Mallet have been the back bone of the team. Stefan Koch is a very intelligent and hard nosed head coach who will have his team ready for the playoffs. The Artland Dragons can definitely put points on the boards, but it will be their desire to defend which could bring their fate. Who blossoms quicker, tulips in Quackenbruck or the Artland Dragons on the court in May will be interesting to see, but if they do meet Bamberg in the playoffs, they will have sky high confidence with the memory of their season series sweep in the back of their minds.




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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 


A1:Ilysiakos lands Maras - by Dimitris Kalovelonis

In order to make their team stronger as they fight to avoid relegation,Ilysiakos lands Ivan Maras (207-PF-86) .The former Etha's player averaged in Cyprus Division A 13.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game,in 14 games since last January.The big man from Montenegro signed from Giorgo's Zeugoli's team in order to subsitude Travis Garrison,who left for financial reasons.Ivan Maras (207-PF-86) is expected to make his debut in the Greek A1 League in the next away game against Ikaros Kalitheas at Saturday 20/4 for round 24.


EuroLeague: Barcelona Regal stole a show from 18,000-plus fans at O.A.K.A. - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens - Barcelona Regal 60:70

Barcelona Regal stole a show from 18,000-plus fans at O.A.K.A. and tied the Quarterfinal series against Panathinaikos Athens at 2-2. The Spanish team posted a 70:60 win and will play the decisive game at home.
Barcelona Regal opened the game with 20-10 lead but had some difficulties in the second frame. Panathinaikos Athens managed to come back into the game with a 17-11 surge in the second period and reduced to 4 points at the halftime. The second half however belonged to the Spanish side. Barcelona Regal posted a 12-0 run midway through the third quarter and grabbed a 45:31 lead after Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports)s three-pointer. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) closed the frame at 51:37, while Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) brought the biggest lead in the game at 57:40. Panathinaikos Athens played better at the very end and cut it to final 10 points.
Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) netted 16. Marcelinho Huertas delivered 10, whilst Erazem Lorbek added 8. Michael Bramos replied with 15 points in defeat and Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) scored 13. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) delivered 12 and Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) added 11.

Panathinaikos Athens: Michael Bramos 15, Sofoklis Schortsanitis 13, Stephane Lasme 12, Jonas Maciulis 11
Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 17, Ante Tomic 16, Marcelinho Huertas 10, Erazem Lorbek 8



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Eredivisie Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Groningen - Den Helder K. 77-61

The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Den Helder K. was better in fourth quarter 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Groningen dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Den Helder K.'s 26. Groningen forced 19 Den Helder K. turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Den Helder K.'s players. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Nate Rohnert (197-87, college: Denver) who helped to win the game recording 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Groningen players scored in double figures. Guard Mark Hill (180-87, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and forward Storm Warren (200-88, college: LSU) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Den Helder K.Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Groningen: J.Voorn 16+1ast, N.Rohnert 11+7reb+4ast, J.Dourisseau 11+2reb+3ast, J.Boykin 10+5reb+4ast, T.Theeuwkens 7+2reb+1ast, S.de Randamie 6+2reb+2ast
Den Helder K.: S.Warren 16+5reb, M.Hill 13+8reb+2ast, P.Bach 7+5reb+2ast, E.Kloos 6+2reb, Q.Treffers 5, J.van der Kooij 4+3reb
gschID: 239029


Leeuwarden - Zwolle 73-67

The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. Leeuwarden's coach Erik Braal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson) produced 29 points and forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA) added 10 points and 15 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 19+14reb+3ast, R.Holcomb Faye 16+1reb+8ast, T.de Paula 14+2reb+1ast, J.Williams 12+11reb+3ast, D.Hope 5+2reb, D.Michaels 3+3reb
Zwolle: T.Smith 29+3reb, J.Magette 12+1reb+6ast, D.Webb 10+15reb+1ast, N.Hulzebos 8+4reb, A.Bunnig 4+2ast, Z.Novak 2+6reb+3ast
gschID: 239028


Leiden - M.Magixx 64-53

The game was mostly controlled by Leiden. M.Magixx was better in fourth quarter 21-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Arvin Slagter (191-85, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 22 points. American forward Michael Schachtner (203-86, college: Green Bay) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (198-87) answered with 12 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian forward Henry Bekkering (198-85, college: E.Washington) added 14 points in the effort for M.Magixx. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Leiden: A.Slagter 22+1ast, M.Schachtner 17+3reb+1ast, A.Young 6+1reb+2ast, S.Cunningham 6+5reb+1ast, R.Bekkering 5+12reb, M.Kherrazi 4+9reb+1ast
M.Magixx: H.Bekkering 14+2reb+1ast, R.Sihota 12+5reb, N.Oudendag 9+2reb+1ast, K.Ahelegbe 7+2reb+4ast, R.Nardi 5+3reb+3ast, S.Walker 3+6reb
gschID: 239027


Den Bosch - Weert 85-62

The game without a history. Den Bosch led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Den Bosch's coach Raoul Korner felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international center Kenneth van Kempen (208-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Sjors Besseling (198-85, agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Weert. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: K.Akerboom 17+3reb+3ast, W.Carter 16+4reb, D.Wright 15+6reb+2ast, S.Wessels 14+9reb+3ast, A.Young 11+2reb+3ast, M.Bauscher 6+3reb+2ast
Weert: S.Besseling 17+6reb+1ast, B.Perine 11+1ast, R.Fletcher 10+2reb+6ast, A.Carter 10+10reb, K.van Kempen 10+14reb+4ast, G.Robinson 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 239026



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Albacomp 24-7 
 2. Atomeromu 21-10 
 3. Kaposvari 18-13 
 4. Jaszberenyi 16-15 
 5. Kormend 13-18 
 6. Szolnok 8-1 
Places 7-13
 1. Falco-Szova 16-11 
 2. PVSK Pannon 14-13 
 3. Soproni 14-13 
 4. ZTE KK 11-16 
 5. Marso NYKK 10-17 
 6. Szedeak 10-17 
 7. FS Debrecen 2-26 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 9

Places 1-6

Apr. 17: Szolnok - Kaposvari 98-86
Apr. 17: Kormend - Jaszberenyi 89-70
Apr. 17: Atomeromu - Albacomp 76-84

Places 7-13

Apr. 16: PVSK Pannon - Soproni 78-70

Second Stage: Round 10

Places 1-6

Apr. 20: Albacomp - Szolnok
Apr. 20: Atomeromu - Kormend
Apr. 20: Kaposvari - Jaszberenyi

Places 7-13

Apr. 21: Soproni - Falco-Szova
Apr. 21: PVSK Pannon - ZTE KK
Apr. 21: Marso NYKK - Szedeak


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Kormend
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Austin, Kormend21.2 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.21.0 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 4. Dunn, Kaposvari20.1 
 5. Wood, Albacomp19.7 
 6. Spica, Kaposvari19.7 
 7. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.19.2 
 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.8.5 
 5. Barovic, Soproni8.4 
 6. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.9 
 7. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.8 
 8. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 9. Austin, Kormend7.7 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari6.6 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.6 
 3. Rakic, Jaszberenyi6.3 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu6.1 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.6 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.4 
 7. Copeland, Bayamon5.2 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.9 
 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. Kertesz, ZTE K.1.9 
 8. Jones, Szedeak1.9 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 10. Loesing, PVSK P.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Santurce
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Davis, Santurce1.0 
 2. Barovic, Soproni1.0 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 4. Keller, Albacomp0.8 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 7. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 8. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 9. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.0.6 


A Division Round 9 (Second Stage): Kaposvari loses to Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in A Division.

The game between third ranked Kaposvari (18-13) and sixth ranked Szolnok (8-1) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Kaposvari was defeated by Szolnok in Szolnok 86-98. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. Kaposvari managed to win fourth quarter 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Szolnok shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. It was a good game for the former international center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Szolnok's coach Neno Asceric used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Kaposvari. Defending champion maintains sixth place in Division with 8-1 record. Kaposvari at the other side keeps the third position with 13 games lost. Szolnok are looking forward to face league's leader Albacomp in Szekesfehervar in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kaposvari will play at home against Jaszberenyi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Albacomp (24-7) which played road game in Paks against second-best Atomeromu (21-10). First ranked Albacomp managed to get a 8-point victory 84-76. American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!) and 4 steals for the winners and Ronald Moore chipped in 8 points and 11 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: CS San Bernar.) with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Albacomp maintains first place in Division with 24-7 record. Atomeromu at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Albacomp will play against Szolnok (#6) in Szolnok in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atomeromu will play at home against Kormend (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for PVSK Pannon (14-13) which hosted in Pecs second-best Soproni (14-13). Third ranked PVSK Pannon managed to get a 8-point victory 78-70. It was a key game for the second position in Division. Norbert Toth nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Charles Hinkle came up with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Soproni in the defeat. PVSK Pannon moved-up to second place in Division. PVSK Pannon will meet at home ZTE KK (#4) in the next round. Soproni will play against the league's leader Falco-Szova in Szombathely and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Kormend was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Jaszberenyi (16-15) played at the court of fifth ranked Kormend (13-18). Kormend did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 89-70. The best player for the winners was Csaba Ferencz who scored 27 points. Kormend's coach Tamas Hencsey allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Kormend maintains fifth place in Division with 13-18 record. Jaszberenyi at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Kormend's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Atomeromu in Paks and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jaszberenyi will play on the road against Kaposvari and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Places 1-6
Kormend - Jaszberenyi 89-70

The game in Kormend was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Jaszberenyi (16-15) played at the court of fifth ranked Kormend (13-18). Kormend did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 89-70. It looked good early as Jaszberenyi took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kormend had a 26-12 second period charge getting the lead and Jaszberenyi was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-89. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Csaba Ferencz (195-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who scored 27 points. American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. Kormend's coach Tamas Hencsey allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84) who recorded 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-86, agency: BeoExcell) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kormend maintains fifth place in Division with 13-18 record. Jaszberenyi at the other side keeps the fourth position with 15 games lost. Kormend's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Atomeromu in Paks and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jaszberenyi will play on the road against Kaposvari and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kormend: C.Ferencz 27+2reb+1ast, K.Austin 23+5reb+1ast, P.Grebenar 14+9reb+1ast, G.Fodor 12+6reb+5ast, G.Kutasi 7+2reb+1ast, A.Farkas 3+6reb
Jaszberenyi: R.Dramicanin 15+3reb+1ast, G.Soos 12+2reb, M.Rakic 12+3reb+6ast, M.Markovic 10+9reb+5ast, S.Djikanovic 9+4reb, D.Mladenovic 5+1reb
gschID: 234765


Szolnok - Kaposvari 98-86

The game between third ranked Kaposvari (18-13) and sixth ranked Szolnok (8-1) was the most important one in the last round on Wednesday night. Kaposvari was defeated by Szolnok in Szolnok 86-98. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. Kaposvari managed to win fourth quarter 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Szolnok shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. It was a good game for the former international center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Five Szolnok players scored in double figures. Szolnok's coach Neno Asceric used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Marko Spica (205-86, college: Cent.Michigan) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds and American-Kittitian swingman Kyle Swanston (201-86, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 29 points in the effort for Kaposvari. Defending champion maintains sixth place in Division with 8-1 record. Kaposvari at the other side keeps the third position with 13 games lost. Szolnok are looking forward to face league's leader Albacomp in Szekesfehervar in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kaposvari will play at home against Jaszberenyi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: R.Bell 19+4reb+1ast, E.Kalve 16+3reb+1ast, M.Bader 15+13reb+1ast, A.Horvath 14+1reb+5ast, J.Florence 12+2ast, B.Simon 9+2ast
Kaposvari: K.Swanston 29+4reb, M.Spica 22+9reb+2ast, C.Dunn 16+1reb+6ast, R.Hendlein 7+2reb+1ast, G.David 5+3reb, K.Kiss 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 234764


Atomeromu - Albacomp 76-84

An interesting game for Albacomp (24-7) which played road game in Paks against second-best Atomeromu (21-10). First ranked Albacomp managed to get a 8-point victory 84-76. Atomeromu was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 49-39 second half run of Albacomp. They also forced 21 Atomeromu turnovers. American guard Brandon Wood (187-89, college: Michigan St., agency: N.E.T.) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!) and 4 steals for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) chipped in 8 points and 11 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: CS San Bernar.) with 15 points and 9 rebounds and international swingman David Vojvoda (196-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) scored 21 points. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. Albacomp maintains first place in Division with 24-7 record. Atomeromu at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost. Albacomp will play against Szolnok (#6) in Szolnok in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atomeromu will play at home against Kormend (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: B.Wood 33+2reb+1ast, J.Lekli 10+4reb+1ast, R.Moore 8+2reb+11ast, A.Keller 8+3reb, L.Juhos 7+5reb, K.Smith 6+2reb+5ast
Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 21+3reb+2ast, J.Levy 15+9reb+3ast, A.Kovacs 13+3reb+4ast, A.Toth 10+5reb+3ast, G.Koertelyesi 7+4reb+2ast, L.Williams 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 234763


Places 7-13
PVSK Pannon - Soproni 78-70

An interesting game for PVSK Pannon (14-13) which hosted in Pecs second-best Soproni (14-13). Third ranked PVSK Pannon managed to get a 8-point victory 78-70. It was a key game for the second position in Division. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-70. The former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Brad Loesing (182-89, college: Wofford) accounted for 16 points and 5 assists. American guard Charles Hinkle (195-88, college: American) came up with 23 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Jermaine Johnson (201-85, college: Charleston, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points and 6 assists respectively for Soproni in the defeat. PVSK Pannon moved-up to second place in Division. PVSK Pannon will meet at home ZTE KK (#4) in the next round. Soproni will play against the league's leader Falco-Szova in Szombathely and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: N.Toth 22+12reb+3ast, T.Hendley 18+4reb, B.Loesing 16+4reb+5ast, A.Csabay 7+2reb+3ast, K.Nagy 5+2reb, O.Biro 4+6reb+1ast
Soproni: C.Hinkle 23+7reb+2ast, J.Johnson 17+3reb+6ast, G.Toth 13+9reb+1ast, N.Takacs 5+1reb, F.Barovic 5+6reb+2ast, R.Keresztes 5+5reb
gschID: 234784



Wood's 33-point game gives him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Brandon Wood (187-G-89, agency: N.E.T.) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Albacomp and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 33 points adding two rebounds for Albacomp in his team's victory, helping them to beat Atomeromu (#2, 21-10) 84-76. It allowed Albacomp to consolidate first place in the Hungarian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Albacomp has a very solid 24-7 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Wood had a remarkable 63.6% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Albacomp's top player in his first season with the team. Michigan State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Wood is in league's top in points (5th best: 19.7ppg) and averages solid 68.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Norbert Toth (203-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) of PVSK Pannon. He is former international forward in his 3rd season at PVSK Pannon. In the last game Toth recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. Of course PVSK Pannon cruised to a 78-70 relatively comfortable win over Soproni (14-13). This victory allowed PVSK Pannon to move up to -4th position in Places 7-13. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-13 record is not bad and everything may still change. Toth is one of the most experienced players at PVSK Pannon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Marko Spica (205-C/F-86) of Kaposvari (#3). Spica scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Spica's great performance Kaposvari lost 86-98 to the lower-ranked Szolnok (#6, 8-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Kaposvari needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Places 1-6. Their record is 18 victories and 13 lost games. Spica has a great season in Hungary. After 30 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.7ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Csaba Ferencz (195-F-85) of Kormend - 27 points and 2 rebounds
5. Kyle Austin (203-F-88) of Kormend - 23 points and 5 rebounds
6. Kyle Swanston (201-G/F-86) of Kaposvari - 29 points and 4 rebounds
7. Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok - 15 points and 13 rebounds
8. Charles Hinkle (195-G-88) of Soproni - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) of Szolnok - 16 points and 3 rebounds
10. Jermaine Johnson (201-F-85) of Soproni - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  IBA-PBL   

Standings

IBA-PBL Standings
Central Division
 1. Sauk Valley P. 14-2 
 2. Kenosha B. 8-6 
 3. Kankakee S. 7-4 
 4. Chicago R. 6-8 
 5. Bloomington F. 5-4 
 6. St.Louis T. 4-9 
 7. Springfield X. 1-9 
 8. Lake County S. 0-5 
Eastern Division
 1. Rochester R. 11-2 
 2. Gary Splash 11-5 
 3. Indiana D. 6-2 
 4. Holland Dream 6-5 
 5. Lansing C. 6-7 
 6. West Virginia M. 2-9 
 7. Lake Michigan 2-12 
 8. Albany L. 0-0 
 9. New Jersey G-F 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 19: Lansing C. - Rochester R.
Apr. 19: St.Louis T. - Springfield X.
Apr. 20: Lake Michigan - Lansing C.
Apr. 20: Kankakee S. - Chicago R.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Thomas COBBS
  Kenosha B.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Cobbs, Kenosha B.29.7 
 2. Bostick, Kenosha28.7 
 3. Thomas, Kenosha B.23.0 
 4. Walker, Chicago R.19.7 
 5. Mency, Rocheste.19.0 
 6. Bennett, Rocheste.18.7 
 7. Baines, Kenosha B.17.0 
 8. Strong, Lake M.14.7 
 9. Amicks, Chicago R.14.3 
 10. Friel, Rochester14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian BARKDOLL
  Rocheste.
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Barkdoll, Rocheste.10.0 
 2. Reaves, Rocheste.9.7 
 3. Haley, Rochester R.9.3 
 4. Cobbs, Kenosha B.9.0 
 5. Bostick, Kenosha7.3 
 6. Uqdah, Lake M.7.0 
 7. Avery, Kenosha B.6.0 
 8. Giddings, Rocheste.5.7 
 9. Walker, Chicago R.5.3 
 10. Bennett, Rochest.5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tony BENNETT
  Rocheste.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bennett, Rocheste.8.0 
 2. Anderson, Rochest.4.3 
 3. Cobbs, Kenosha B.2.0 
 4. Friel, Rochester R.1.7 
 5. Bostick, Kenosha1.7 
 6. Reaves, Rocheste.1.7 
 7. Young, Lake M.1.3 
 8. Thomas, Kenosha B.1.3 
 9. Avery, Kenosha B.1.3 
 10. Giddings, Rochest.1.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas COBBS
  Kenosha B.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cobbs, Kenosha B.2.3 
 2. Uqdah, Lake M.2.0 
 3. Bennett, Rocheste.2.0 
 4. Thomas, Kenosha B.1.7 
 5. Bostick, Kenosha1.0 
 6. Mency, Rocheste.1.0 
 7. Anderson, Rochest.1.0 
 8. Helton, Rocheste.1.0 
 9. Young, Lake M.1.0 
 10. Paulsen, Lake M.0.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarhon GIDDINGS
  Rocheste.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Giddings, Rocheste.1.7 
 2. Barkdoll, Rocheste.1.3 
 3. Bostick, Kenosha1.0 
 4. Paulsen, Lake M.0.8 
 5. Cobbs, Kenosha B.0.7 
 6. Reaves, Rocheste.0.7 
 7. Thomas, Kenosha B.0.7 
 8. Bennett, Rocheste.0.7 
 9. Young, Kenosha B.0.7 
 10. Helton, Rocheste.0.7 



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  IBL   


IBL veteran Moore goes to Bellingham - by Kip Leonetti

The Bellingham Slam has added veteran forward Nicholas Moore (6'7''-F/C, college: Evergreen St.) to the team's roster in advance of the teams International Basketball League season opener on Friday.
Moore, a 6-foot-7 graduate of The Evergreen State College and veteran of four IBL seasons, most recently suited up for the Olympia Reign. With the Reign not fielding a full season team in the league this year, Moore has chosen to bring his experience and strong work ethic to Bellingham as the Slam looks to repeat as league champions in 2013.
Moore was one of Olympias top contributors in 2012, averaging 16.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He was named an IBL All-Star during the 2010 season after scoring 21.9 points per game.
Moore will be very familiar with the Slam's personnel, having played 10 career games against Bellingham as a member of the Reign. He averaged 14.7 points per game in those contests against his new team.
Moore will fill a spot on the Slam's roster vacated by forward Jeremy Green, who decommitted from the team this week.
The Slam opens the 2013 IBL season with a home-and-home series against the Vancouver Volcanoes this weekend. The two teams square off in Bellingham on Friday, with a 7 p.m. tip-off set at Whatcom Pavilion, before heading to Vancouver for a rematch on Sunday afternoon.




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  ICELAND   

Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Pitts, KFI33.5 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.27.2 
 3. Palm, IR26.5 
 4. Smith, Thor Thorl25.8 
 5. Broussard, Grind.24.1 
 6. Jackson, Thor Thorl22.6 
 7. Frye, Stjarnan22.1 
 8. Zeglinski, Grindav.21.9 
 9. Craion, Keflavik21.4 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Van, Njardvik15.0 
 2. Amoroso, Snaefell14.5 
 3. Craion, Keflavik13.1 
 4. Baptist, Kankakee.10.3 
 5. Virijevic, KFI10.0 
 6. Valentine, Tindast.10.0 
 7. McQueen, Snaefell9.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.9.3 
 9. Frye, Stjarnan9.0 
 10. Mills, Stjarnan8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell8.9 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan8.1 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.0 
 4. Gibson, Tindastoll6.9 
 5. Zeglinski, Grindav.6.3 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl5.7 
 7. Williams, IR5.6 
 8. Richardson, KR5.3 
 9. Fridriksson, Njard.4.8 
 10. Medlock, Skallagr.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dandre WILLIAMS
  IR
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, IR2.6 
 2. Richardson, KR2.5 
 3. Broussard, Grind.2.4 
 4. Moore, Njardvik2.4 
 5. Medlock, Skallagri.2.3 
 6. Viggosson, Tindast.1.9 
 7. Threatt, Snaefell1.9 
 8. Baptist, Kankakee.1.9 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.1.9 
 10. Pitts, KFI1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.3 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.2 
 3. Bradshaw, Dayton1.8 
 4. Van, Njardvik1.4 
 5. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.3 
 6. Baptist, Kankakee.1.3 
 7. Acox, KR1.2 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.1 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.1.1 
 10. McClellan, KR0.8 



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  IRAN   


Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Asia-Basket.com All-Iranian Superleague 1st Team 2013
Aren Davoudichegani
Davoudichegani
Hamed Afagh
Afagh
Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami
Nikkhah Bahrami
Marko Milic
Milic
Mehdi Esmaeili
Esmaeili

Player of the Year: Hamed Afagh (194-SG-83) of Petrochimi
Guard of the Year: Aren Davoudichegani (183-PG-86) of Zanjan
Forward of the Year: Hamed Afagh (194-SG-83) of Petrochimi
Center of the Year: Marko Milic (201-F-77) of Mahram
Most Improved Player of the Year: Emad Salmani (188-G-90) of Foolad Mahan
Domestic Player of the Year: Hamed Afagh (194-SG-83) of Petrochimi
Import Player of the Year: Marko Milic (201-F-77) of Mahram
Coach of the Year: Asadollah Kabir of Gorgan

1st Team
G: Aren Davoudichegani (183-PG-86) of Zanjan
G: Hamed Afagh (194-SG-83) of Petrochimi
F: Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) of Foolad Mahan
F: Marko Milic (201-F-77) of Mahram
C: Diego Fajardo (208-C-76) of Zanjan

2nd Team
G: Saman Veisi (189-G-82) of Foolad Mahan
G: Mojtaba Bani Aghil (191-G-81) of Gorgan
F: Sani Becirovic (196-G-81) of Banco di Sard.
F: Hamed Sohrabnejad (206-PF-83) of Petrochimi
C: Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) of Foolad Mahan

Honorable Mention
Amir Sedighi (203-F-93) of Mahram
Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) of Petrochimi
Mohammad Jamshidi (198-SF-91) of Azad
Chris Williams (199-F/G-80) of Foolad Mahan
Mikalai Aliakseyeu (210-C-78) of Gorgan
Mehdi Esmaeili (206-C/F) of Zanjan




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  ISRAEL   

Standings - BSL

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

Second Stage: Round 1

Places 1-6

Apr. 18: Netanya - Maccabi Haifa 99-94
Apr. 18: Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon 95-76

Places 7-12

Apr. 18: Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Ashdod 79-83
Apr. 17: Hapoel T-A - Bnei Hasharon 79-60
Apr. 16: Elizur Ashkelon - Galil Gilboa 76-82

Second Stage: Round 2

Places 1-6

Apr. 21: Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel J-M
Apr. 21: Hapoel Holon - Elizur Ashkelon
Apr. 21: Maccabi Rishon - Maccabi T-A

Places 7-12

Apr. 21: Hapoel Eilat - Netanya
Apr. 21: Maccabi Ashdod - Hapoel T-A


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.19.5 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.18.2 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.0 
 4. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.0 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.7 
 6. Collins, Maccabi17.6 
 7. Killingswort., Net.17.3 
 8. Wright, Maccabi16.6 
 9. Warren, Maccabi16.5 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.13.6 
 2. Thomas, Maccabi10.0 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.9.9 
 4. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.6 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi9.4 
 6. Wright, Maccabi9.3 
 7. Uter, Maccabi9.3 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.8.9 
 9. Washington, Netan.8.3 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.3 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi4.9 
 6. Perry, Elizur A.4.4 
 7. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 8. Collins, Maccabi4.1 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.1 
 10. Pullen, Oknoplas.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.5 
 3. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.3 
 4. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 5. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 6. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 8. Yavzuri, Galil Gil.1.8 
 9. Smith, Maccabi Hai.1.8 
 10. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.8 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.8 
 3. Uter, Maccabi1.6 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.4 
 5. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 6. Caracter, Bnei H.1.3 
 7. Simpson, Maccabi1.3 
 8. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 9. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.1 
 10. Kelly, Hapoel T-A1.1 


Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Ironi Nes-Ziona 22-4 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 21-5 
 3. Hod Hasharon 18-8 
 4. Ironi Ramat Gan 17-9 
 5. Hapoel Afula 17-9 
 6. Elitzur Yavne 16-10 
 7. Ironi K-A 15-11 
 8. Hapoel Kazrin 11-15 
 9. Macc.B.Yaakov 10-16 
 10. Elitzur Ramla 10-16 
 11. Kiryat Tivon 8-18 
 12. Hapoel K/S 8-18 
 13. Maccabi K/G 5-21 
 14. Maccabi K/B 4-22 

Regular Season: Round 26

Apr. 18: Hapoel Afula - Hapoel Kazrin 96-71
Apr. 18: Ironi Nahariya - Hod Hasharon 90-80
Apr. 18: Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi K-A 89-71
Apr. 18: Macc.B.Yaakov - Elitzur Ramla 81-83
Apr. 18: Maccabi K/G - Ironi Nes-Ziona 79-98
Apr. 18: Hapoel K/S - Kiryat Tivon 71-74
Apr. 18: Maccabi K/B - Elitzur Yavne 68-77


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Maccabi .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Daniel, Maccabi23.4 
 2. Alexander, Macc.B.22.5 
 3. Westbrook, Neckar20.9 
 4. Durham, Hapoel A.20.8 
 5. Teel, Elitzur Ramla20.7 
 6. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.8 
 7. Laing, Elitzur Yav.19.8 
 8. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.5 
 9. Govens, Ironi K-A19.5 
 10. El Amin, Ma.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.13.2 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.12.6 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.11.9 
 4. Daniel, Maccabi10.4 
 5. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.4 
 6. Alexander, Macc.B.10.1 
 7. McGhee, Elitzur9.9 
 8. Pitshon, Ironi N.9.8 
 9. Constantine, Hapoe.9.5 
 10. Johnson, Hapoel9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.8 
 2. Teel, Elitzur Ramla5.9 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.5.1 
 4. Brener, Hapoel A.4.9 
 5. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.7 
 6. Farchi, Elitzur Ya.4.5 
 7. Benn, Ironi N.4.4 
 8. Dunne, Ironi N.4.4 
 9. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.3 
 10. Ber-Aven, Kiryat4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bilal BENN
  Ironi N.
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Benn, Ironi N.2.8 
 2. Alexander, Maccabi2.6 
 3. Teel, Elitzur Ramla2.5 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.5 
 5. Miller, Ironi N.2.4 
 6. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.4 
 7. Hofman, Elitzur2.3 
 8. Laing, Elitzur Yav.2.0 
 9. Gordon, Hapoel K.1.9 
 10. Kent, Ironi R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.2.9 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A2.1 
 3. Daniel, Maccabi1.7 
 4. Blair, Ironi N.1.4 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.2 
 7. Labanowski, Macca.1.1 
 8. Durham, Hapoel A.1.1 
 9. Odiakosa, Hod H.1.0 
 10. Alexander, Macc.B.1.0 


Mekel's 32-point game gives him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old point guard Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for Maccabi Haifa and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 32 points adding two rebounds for Maccabi Haifa as his team lost the game against Netanya (#4, 12-11) 94-99. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to the 3rd position in the Israeli league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Maccabi Haifa will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 15-8 record. In the team's last game Mekel had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Maccabi Haifa's top player in his first season with the team. Wichita State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mekel is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 5.2apg) and averages solid 58.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon. He is American forward in his first season at Hapoel Holon. In the last game Hassell recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Hapoel Holon was edged by Maccabi Ashdod (10-13) 83-79. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Hassell is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.2ppg (#2). He also registered 13.6 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) of Maccabi Rishon (#6). Uter scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Uter's great performance Maccabi Rishon lost 76-95 to Hapoel Eilat (#2, 15-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Maccabi Rishon ranking at the top of Places 1-6, however are very questionable as they have already lost 12 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Uter could help Maccabi Rishon to bring them higher in the standings. Uter has a great season in Israel. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (7th best). He also has 1.6bpg and FGP: 53.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Marcus Dove (206-F-85) of Elizur Ashkelon - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ramel Bradley (188-G-85) of Netanya - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Eli Holman (208-F/C-89) of Hapoel Eilat - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jarvis Hayes (201-G/F-81) of Elizur Ashkelon - 27 points and 5 rebounds
9. Demontez Stitt (186-PG-89) of Hapoel T-A - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85) of Maccabi Haifa - 23 points and 8 rebounds

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



Israeli National League round 26 best performance: Tyrone Kent - by Eurobasket News

American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-G/F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Ironi Ramat Gan, receiving a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed Ironi K-A (#7, 15-11) with 18-point margin 89-71. Ironi Ramat Gan maintains the 4th position in Israeli National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Ironi Ramat Gan will need more victories to improve their 17-9 record. In the team's last game Kent had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Ironi Ramat Gan's top player in his first season with the team. Tyrone Kent averages this season 16.4ppg and 6.2rpg. Worth to mention Kent played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Lenny Daniel (203-F-87) of Maccabi K/G. Daniel had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Maccabi K/G lost that game 79-98 to the higher-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (#1, 22-4). Maccabi K/G is still in a red zone at 13th spot in the standings. 21 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories Maccabi K/G managed to get this year. Daniel is a newcomer at Maccabi K/G, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.4ppg (#1). He also registered 10.4 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Johndre Jefferson (207-C/F-88) of Elitzur Ramla (#10). Jefferson scored 15 points and grabbed twenty rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Elitzur Ramla, leading his team to a 83-81 win against Macc.B.Yaakov (10-16). The chances of Elitzur Ramla not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jefferson could try to bring Elitzur Ramla's a little bit higher in the standings. Jefferson has individually a great season in Israel. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 13.9rpg (#1 in league). He also has 3.0bpg and FGP: 61.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Tomer Ber-Aven (196-F/G-92) of Kiryat Tivon - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Joshua Alexander (193-G-87) of Macc.B.Yaakov - 25 points and 9 rebounds
7. Elad Hofman (192-G/F-85) of Elitzur Yavne - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F/C-85) of Hod Hasharon - 18 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Maurice McNeil (205-F-87) of Hapoel K/S - 23 points and 7 rebounds
10. Inan Iram (194-G-88) of Macc.B.Yaakov - 20 points and 6 rebounds

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



National League Round 26: Hod Hasharon loses to Ironi Nahariya in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in National League just ended.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nahariya. Second ranked host Ironi Nahariya (21-5) defeated one of their biggest challengers Hod Hasharon (18-8) 90-80. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-80. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Ironi Nahariya's coach Shay Minister used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Ironi Nahariya maintains second position with 21-5 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Hod Hasharon at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost.
National League top team - Ironi Nes-Ziona (22-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Maccabi K/G (5-21) in Kiryat Gat 98-79. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Tal Michael Dunne supported him with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Ironi Nes-Ziona's coach Nadav Zilberstein allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) did not help to save the game for Maccabi K/G. Ironi Nes-Ziona maintains first position with 22-4 record. Maccabi K/G lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth place with 21 games lost.
A very close game took place in Beer Yaakov between Elitzur Ramla and Beer Yaakov. Tenth ranked Elitzur Ramla (10-16) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Beer Yaakov (10-16). Elitzur Ramla managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 in the game for the ninth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Beer Yaakov. The best player for the winners was Johndre Jefferson who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 20 rebounds. Joshua Alexander produced 25 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Beer Yaakov's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Elitzur Ramla moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Macc.B.Yaakov.
A very interesting game took place in Kfar Saba. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (8-18) to twelfth ranked Kiryat Tivon (8-18) 74-71 in the fight for the eleventh place. Tomer Ber-Aven orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Kiryat Tivon moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Hapoel K/S.
Fifth ranked Hapoel Afula (17-9) crushed at home 8th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (11-15) by 25 points 96-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Thursday night. Allen Durham had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Afula have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Hapoel Kazrin lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 15 games lost.

In the last two games of round 26 Ironi K-A lost to Ironi Ramat Gan on the opponent's court 71-89. Bottom-ranked Maccabi K/B unfortunately lost to Elitzur Yavne in a home game 68-77.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 36 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists by Tyrone Kent of Ironi Ramat Gan.


Ironi Nahariya - Hod Hasharon 90-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nahariya. Second ranked host Ironi Nahariya (21-5) defeated one of their biggest challengers Hod Hasharon (18-8) 90-80. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-80. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Ironi Nahariya's coach Shay Minister used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU) scored 20 points and 4 assists. Five Ironi Nahariya and four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya maintains second position with 21-5 record behind leader Ironi Nes-Ziona. Hod Hasharon at the other side keeps the third place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 20+1reb+4ast, C.Odiakosa 18+10reb+2ast, I.Stolero 17+1ast, O.Hover 10+3reb+3ast, G.Gandel 8+7reb+1ast, E.Asante Asare 5+4reb+2ast
Ironi Nahariya: A.Zelkovits 23+4reb+1ast, N.Miller 18+3reb+3ast, R.Clemente 15+9reb, N.Golan 14+2reb+3ast, R.Pitshon 12+9reb+1ast, O.Ben Hemo 3+1reb
gschID: 197926


Maccabi K/G - Ironi Nes-Ziona 79-98

National League top team - Ironi Nes-Ziona (22-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Maccabi K/G (5-21) in Kiryat Gat 98-79. It looked good early as Maccabi K/G took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Ironi Nes-Ziona had a 25-16 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi K/G was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-98. They outrebounded Maccabi K/G 42-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. Ironi Nes-Ziona players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) supported him with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. Ironi Nes-Ziona's coach Nadav Zilberstein allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Lenny Daniel (203-87, college: CS Northridge) did not help to save the game for Maccabi K/G. His fellow American import swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Two Points) added 23 points for the hosts. Ironi Nes-Ziona maintains first position with 22-4 record. Maccabi K/G lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/G: L.Daniel 29+11reb+2ast, M.El Amin 23+3reb+3ast, D.Peterson 9+6reb+2ast, T.Pisecki 8+3reb+1ast, O.Ron 7+3reb+6ast, D.Katzaf 2
Ironi Nes-Ziona: B.Benn 24+11reb+4ast, C.Tate 17+4reb+1ast, T.Michael Dunne 16+9reb+7ast, R.Zehavian 13+6reb, G.Amitay 13+2reb+3ast, T.Karpels 11+6reb+4ast
gschID: 197925


Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi K-A 89-71

Rather expected game when 7th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (15-11) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (17-9) 89-71 on Thursday. The game without a history. Ironi Ramat Gan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) had a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Itay Grinboim (193-85, agency: Avi Zilberman) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) responded with 22 points and his fellow American import forward Ivory Clark (198-85) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ironi Ramat Gan have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 17-9 record, which they share with Hapoel Afula. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 22+3reb+1ast, I.Clark 16+8reb+1ast, K.Izik 8+1reb+2ast, G.Halamish 8+5reb+1ast, C.Watson 6+2reb+1ast, I.Nanikashvili 5+6reb+6ast
Ironi Ramat Gan: T.Kent 36+12reb+4ast, I.Grinboim 19+4reb+2ast, T.Havkin 12, V.Yeremishin 8+2reb, A.Tamir 7+3reb+3ast, D.Assaf 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 197923


Hapoel Afula - Hapoel Kazrin 96-71

Fifth ranked Hapoel Afula (17-9) crushed at home 8th ranked Hapoel Kazrin (11-15) by 25 points 96-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Thursday night. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Afula. Hapoel Kazrin was better in third quarter 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Afula forced 19 Hapoel Kazrin turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Oz Blayzer (199-92) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Durham is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. Naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Ron Sabag (182-90) scored 14 points and 7 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Hapoel Afula have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ironi Ramat Gan. Hapoel Kazrin lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Kazrin: A.Kazarnovski 15+11reb+3ast, R.Sabag 14+1reb+7ast, M.James 12+5reb+2ast, R.Dyer 8+6reb+1ast, R.Cohen 6+2reb+1ast, B.Maor 6
Hapoel Afula: A.Fisher 17+1ast, L.Ariely 15+3reb, O.Blayzer 14+3reb+2ast, R.Barzilai 13+6ast, A.Durham 12+11reb, E.Eliyah 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 197921


Maccabi K/B - Elitzur Yavne 68-77

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Elitzur Yavne (16-10) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Maccabi Kiryat Bialik (4-22) 77-68 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-68. Swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) scored 17 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Brian Laing (195-85, college: Seton Hall, agency: Two Points) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Guard Tal Ronen (192-88) responded with 23 points and guard Dror Davidi (190-84) scored 2 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Elitzur Yavne maintains sixth position with 16-10 record. Maccabi Kiryat Bialik lost third consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games.
Top scorers:
Maccabi K/B: T.Ronen 23+4reb+1ast, D.Joyner 14+6reb+4ast, S.Labanowski 14+6reb+1ast, A.Barak 4, Z.Tavor 4+2reb+1ast, M.Shamis 3+1reb
Elitzur Yavne: B.Laing 19+5reb+1ast, E.Hofman 17+7reb+8ast, I.Nesterenko 17+6reb, N.Matalon 9+4reb+4ast, Y.Lioutrine 8+4reb+1ast, O.Farchi 7+10reb+4ast
gschID: 197920


Macc.B.Yaakov - Elitzur Ramla 81-83

A very close game took place in Beer Yaakov between Elitzur Ramla and Beer Yaakov. Tenth ranked Elitzur Ramla (10-16) got a very close victory on the road over 9th ranked Beer Yaakov (10-16). Elitzur Ramla managed to escape with a 2-point win 83-81 in the game for the ninth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Beer Yaakov. They outrebounded Beer Yaakov 42-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Johndre Jefferson (207-88, college: S.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 20 rebounds. The other American import guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary, agency: FCM) chipped in 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Elitzur Ramla players scored in double figures. American guard Joshua Alexander (193-87, college: SF Austin) produced 25 points and 9 rebounds and guard Inan Iram (194-88, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 20 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Beer Yaakov's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Elitzur Ramla moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Macc.B.Yaakov.
Top scorers:
Macc.B.Yaakov: J.Alexander 25+9reb+1ast, I.Iram 20+6reb, A.Eliyahu 14+4reb+7ast, J.Hall 8+3reb+3ast, I.Simin 4+3reb+1ast, Z.Volfer 4+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Ramla: V.Teel 19+5reb+5ast, J.Jefferson 15+20reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 15+2reb+1ast, O.Cohen 13+1reb+2ast, A.Fogel 10+4reb+1ast, A.Guterman 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 197922


Hapoel K/S - Kiryat Tivon 71-74

A very interesting game took place in Kfar Saba. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (8-18) to twelfth ranked Kiryat Tivon (8-18) 74-71 in the fight for the eleventh place. Kiryat Tivon made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Swingman Tomer Ber-Aven (196-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Belizean-American forward Alex Carcamo (200-77, college: E.Washington, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Kiryat Tivon players scored in double figures. Forward Eitan Rotemberg (197-91) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Maurice McNeil (205-87, college: Houston) added 23 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Kfar Saba. Kiryat Tivon moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Hapoel K/S.
Top scorers:
Hapoel K/S: M.McNeil 23+7reb, E.Rotemberg 21+7reb+2ast, H.Karni 7+4reb, A.Harush 7+3reb+4ast, M.Hampton 6+5reb+4ast, O.Cohen 5+4reb+2ast
Kiryat Tivon: S.Farine 17+3reb+6ast, T.Ber-Aven 16+11reb+5ast, A.Carcamo 16+8reb+4ast, G.Murray 16+7reb+3ast, N.Yanay 4+3reb+1ast, I.Raguan 3
gschID: 197919



Winner League Round 1 of the Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in Winner League just started.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Hapoel Tel-Aviv smashed 5th ranked Bnei Hasharon at home 79-60. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Hapoel Tel-Aviv's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-14 extending their advantage to 19 points. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach Erez Edelshtein used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Niv Berkowitz (190-86, college: Marquette, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) answered with 17 points for Bnei Hasharon. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the fifth place with 15 games lost. Bnei Hasharon will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Maccabi Ashdod on the road.
Another exciting game for Maccabi Ashdod (10-13) which played on the court of 3rd placed Hapoel Holon (9-14). Fourth ranked Maccabi Ashdod won 83-79. American players dominated the game. Forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Mardy Collins chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds. Maccabi Ashdod moved-up to third place in League. Hapoel Holon at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 14 games lost. Maccabi Ashdod will play against league's leader Hapoel Tel-Aviv at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Holon will play against Ironi Ashkelon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Maccabi Haifa (15-8) against fourth ranked GreenTops Netanya (12-11) on Thursday night. Visiting Maccabi Haifa was defeated by GreenTops Netanya in a tough game in Netanya 94-99. Ramel Bradley nailed 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Gal Mekel came up with 32 points for Maccabi Haifa in the defeat. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GreenTops Netanya maintains fourth place in League with 12-11 record. Loser Maccabi Haifa dropped to the third position with eight games lost. GreenTops Netanya will meet league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Haifa will play against Hapoel Jerusalem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Galil Gilboa (11-12) which played road game in Ashkelon against 4th placed Ironi Ashkelon (5-18). Third ranked Galil Gilboa managed to get a 6-point victory 82-76. American players dominated also this game. Jamar Smith fired 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. Galil Gilboa moved-up to second place in League. Ironi Ashkelon at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 18 games lost. Galil Gilboa will have a break next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play on the road against Hapoel Holon (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 1
In League Maccabi Rishon was smashed by Hapoel Eilat on the road 95-76.
The most impressive performance of 1st round was 21 points and 20 rebounds by Eli Holman of Hapoel Eilat.


Group Places 1-6
Netanya - Maccabi Haifa 99-94

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Maccabi Haifa (15-8) against fourth ranked GreenTops Netanya (12-11) on Thursday night. Visiting Maccabi Haifa was defeated by GreenTops Netanya in a tough game in Netanya 94-99. Maccabi Haifa trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 31-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 94-99 at the end of the game. GreenTops Netanya made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) nailed 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and point guard Eyal Shulman (192-87) accounted for 17 points and 8 assists. Four GreenTops Netanya players scored in double figures. International point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St.) came up with 32 points and American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) added 23 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Maccabi Haifa in the defeat. Maccabi Haifa's coach Brad Greenberg rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GreenTops Netanya maintains fourth place in League with 12-11 record. Loser Maccabi Haifa dropped to the third position with eight games lost. GreenTops Netanya will meet league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Haifa will play against Hapoel Jerusalem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: G.Mekel 32+2reb+1ast, P.Calathes 23+8reb+1ast, D.Smith 14+4reb+6ast, P.Stoll 7+5reb+8ast, J.Thomas 7+7reb+1ast, C.Colman 4
Netanya: R.Bradley 20+6reb+5ast, Y.Orland 18+4reb+1ast, E.Shulman 17+3reb+8ast, M.Killingsworth 13+6reb+1ast, D.Washington 9+6reb+1ast, T.Ariely 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 239169


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon 95-76

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Hapoel Eilat (15-8) crushed at home 6th ranked Maccabi Rishon (11-12) 95-76. The game without a history. Hapoel Eilat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Hapoel Eilat players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) fired 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Jerome Tillman (198-87, college: Ohio, agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Four Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hapoel Eilat moved-up to second place in League. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. Hapoel Eilat's next round opponent will be GreenTops Netanya (#4) at home. Maccabi Rishon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 17+7reb+3ast, J.Wright 15+6reb, W.Warren 12+2reb+3ast, D.Aidan 8+1reb, O.Solomon 7+6reb, S.Dawson 6+3reb+1ast
Hapoel Eilat: A.Nissim 20+3ast, E.Holman 19+8reb+2ast, J.Tillman 18+7reb+2ast, S.Hopson 16+3reb+2ast, A.Ben-Chimol 7+4reb+2ast, L.O'Bannon 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 239167


Group Places 7-12
Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Ashdod 79-83

Another exciting game for Maccabi Ashdod (10-13) which played on the court of 3rd placed Hapoel Holon (9-14). Fourth ranked Maccabi Ashdod won 83-79. Hapoel Holon was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. American players dominated the game. Forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side forward Frank Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds and forward Lawrence Hill (203-87, college: Stanford) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Four Maccabi Ashdod and five Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Maccabi Ashdod moved-up to third place in League. Hapoel Holon at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 14 games lost. Maccabi Ashdod will play against league's leader Hapoel Tel-Aviv at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hapoel Holon will play against Ironi Ashkelon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: F.Hassell 24+17reb, D.Waters 15+1reb+10ast, S.Harush 14+3reb+1ast, J.Dyson 14+2reb+4ast, L.Hill 12+15reb+1ast, T.Herman 0
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 16+8reb+3ast, J.Skeen 15+9reb, M.Collins 15+8reb+3ast, D.Hagag 14+3reb+4ast, G.Israeli 10+1ast, A.Freeman 9+1reb+3ast
gschID: 239170


Hapoel T-A - Bnei Hasharon 79-60

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv as it allowed them to take a leadership position in League. Hapoel Tel-Aviv smashed 5th ranked Bnei Hasharon at home 79-60. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Hapoel Tel-Aviv's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-14 extending their advantage to 19 points. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Swedish power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach Erez Edelshtein used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Niv Berkowitz (190-86, college: Marquette, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) answered with 17 points and American forward Jumaine Jones (203-79, college: Georgia) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Bnei Hasharon. Four Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Bnei Hasharon at the other side keeps the fifth place with 15 games lost. Bnei Hasharon will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Maccabi Ashdod on the road.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: N.Berkowitz 17+2reb+3ast, J.Reynolds 15+2reb+3ast, J.Jones 12+8reb+2ast, D.Caracter 10+5reb+2ast, I.Rosefelt 4+3reb, G.Lavie 2+2reb
Hapoel T-A: J.Skjoldebrand 21+7reb, D.Stitt 15+6reb+3ast, A.Goods 13+2reb+2ast, B.Timor 9+2reb+2ast, C.Kelly 8+2reb+1ast, G.Eytan 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 239166


Elizur Ashkelon - Galil Gilboa 76-82

An interesting game for Galil Gilboa (11-12) which played road game in Ashkelon against 4th placed Ironi Ashkelon (5-18). Third ranked Galil Gilboa managed to get a 6-point victory 82-76. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-18. But Ironi Ashkelon won second period 14-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated also this game. Guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) fired 23 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Galil Gilboa players scored in double figures. Swingman Jarvis Hayes (201-81, college: Georgia) produced 27 points and 5 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) and forward Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) added 21 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Galil Gilboa moved-up to second place in League. Ironi Ashkelon at the other side dropped to the sixth position with 18 games lost. Galil Gilboa will have a break next round. Ironi Ashkelon will play on the road against Hapoel Holon (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Hayes 27+5reb, M.Dove 21+8reb+2ast, J.Mills 15+9reb+3ast, M.Perry 8+2reb+6ast, D.Shamriz 5+2reb+1ast, G.Porat 0+3reb+3ast
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 23+3reb+5ast, M.Watt 13+7reb, D.Yavzuri 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Green 12+5reb, R.Sanders 9+2reb+4ast, N.Tishman 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 239168



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Dejan Ivanov (ex Lietuvos rytas) signs at Cimberio Varese - by Eurobasket News

Cimberio Varese (SerieA) landed 27-year old Bulgarian ex-international power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-104kg-86, agency: Beo Basket). He started the season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. Ivanov managed to play in three leagues this year (!!!). In 9 LKL games he averaged 6.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had 6.8ppg and 4.6rpg. Ivanov also played 16 games in VTB United League where he had 8.4ppg and 6.1rpg. The last season he played at Sutor Montegranaro. In 32 games he had 13.1ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Bosman Player of the Year. Ivanov's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2011. He also represented Bulgaria at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 39.2%, FT: 63.2%.
Ivanov is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Split and KK Zadar), Russia (Avtodor), Spain (Cajasol, Basquet Mallorca and Qalat CajaSol) and Bulgaria (Euroins Cherno More).
Ivanov's game is described as: Huge potential. One of the top tall players in Europe his age. Already knows how to play close to the basket. Has also quite few years of experience as he started playing organized basketball in the age of 12. Maybe a little bit too slow on his legs. But knows how to take a good position close to the basket. Reliable short distance shoot.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @legabasketA)



Unicaja signs Tarence Kinsey, ex Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (ACB) signed 29-year old American guard Tarence Kinsey (200-84, college: S.Carolina). He just played at Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italian SerieA. In 16 games he had 12.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0apg and 2.1spg this season. Kinsey also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA earlier that year. The last season he played at Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league. In 28 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Kinsey also played 9 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Fenerbahce Ulker (TBL) in Turkish league. In 20 games he recorded 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. Kinsey also played 14 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg. He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2010.
Kinsey has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.
He attended University of South Carolina until 2006 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
Kinsey could be described: Is bigger, stronger and more confident ... Plays with a certain flare on both offense and defense ... Defense has really improved ... Very good athlete who will play on the wing ... Wing span is 78 1/2 inches.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @invictussports)



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Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba21.5 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.16.9 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.0 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.3 
 6. Rolle, Mitsubis.14.4 
 7. Smith, Hitachi SR14.4 
 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 SH12.2 
 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 SH7.0 
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, Aishin3.0 
 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, Aishin1.9 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.2 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 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 


Toshiba BT ties JBL Finals at 1-1 - by Eurobasket News

Aishin SH - Toshiba BT 61-65 (1-1)

Toshiba BT ties JBL Finals at 1-1.The best player for the winners was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 13 points. The former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: S.Kashiwagi 18+5reb+3ast, J.Sakuragi 14+8reb+4ast, K.Young 10+7reb, R.Covile 7+8reb, T.Furukawa 7+2reb+1ast, R.Hashimoto 3+2reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 21+14reb+4ast, N.Tsuji 13+4reb+3ast, R.Shinoyama 9+5reb+5ast, Y.Uda 5+3reb+1ast, T.Kurihara 4+4reb+1ast, Y.Kagami 4+2reb
gschID: 239228



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  KUWAIT   


Marko Milic extended the contract for another two years with his Al Kuwait SC - by Eurobasket News

Marko Milic (201-F-77) extended the contract for another two years with his Al Kuwait SC. The Slovenian player will remain in Kuwait.
Marko Milic left Cremona after two and a half years. The veteran forward appeared 32 times in SerieA last season averaging 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Cremona finished as tenth ranked team of the regular season with 14-18 record. It is not a secret that the club's financial situation was not good. Marko Milic joined Cremona in February of 2010. He had 14 ppg and 7.3 rpg for the club in their first season together. In 2010/11, Milic registered almost the same numbers. Before Cremona, the former Slovenian NT member played for Orleans, Union Olimpija, Real Madrid, Virtus Bologna, Scavolini Pesaro and Roseto. In the interview, Milic stated that he wanted to return to Union Olimpija if they had good Slovenian players last season.
In Dec.'12 he joined Mahram Tehran (Iran-Superleague, starting five) and in 11 games averaged 16.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 64.4%, FT: 75.7%. In Mar.'13 moved to Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait-D1) and triumphed at 2012/2013 season with his team.



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  LEBANON   

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 27-3 
 2. Sagesse 23-6 
 3. Moutahed 20-9 
 4. Champville 18-11 
 5. Amchit 14-15 
 6. Byblos 14-16 
 7. Hoops 8-22 
 8. Bejjeh 8-22 
 9. Anibal 2-16 
 10. Antranik 2-16 

Second Stage: Round 12

Apr. 18: Byblos - Al Riyadi 72-90
Apr. 18: Bejjeh - Hoops 103-95
Apr. 20: Champville - Amchit
Apr. 22: Sagesse - Moutahed



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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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  LITHUANIA   

Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.7 
 2. Gailius, Neptunas16.1 
 3. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.6 
 4. Seibutis, Lietuv.15.3 
 5. Samenas, Siauliai15.0 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis14.6 
 7. Skucas, LSU-Baltai14.2 
 8. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.14.2 
 9. Kieza, Siauliai13.3 
 10. Alijevas, Siauliai12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.6 
 4. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Orelikas, Rudupis5.8 
 7. Valeika, Rudupis5.7 
 8. Gates, Pieno Z.5.7 
 9. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 10. Dia, Siauliai5.5 
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, Rudupis3.5 
 8. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.4 
 9. Babkauskas, Lietk.3.3 
 10. Seibutis, Lietuv.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. Butkevicius, Neptu.1.6 
 5. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 6. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.6 
 7. Simon, Siauliai1.5 
 8. Broadus, Neptunas1.5 
 9. Vene, Rudupis1.5 
 10. Kuzminskas, Zalgi.1.5 
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, Rudupis0.9 
 5. McClure, Neptunas0.8 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 7. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 8. Ramasauskas, Saka.0.7 
 9. Dia, Siauliai0.7 
 10. Vene, Rudupis0.7 



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  MALTA   


Floriana take 2-1 Final lead - by Eurobasket News

Floriana take 2-1 Final lead in the series against Athleta. The latter managed to win Game 2 80:69, but Floriana needed a 84:69 victory in Game 3 to take the advantage. Game 4 is planned for April 21st.


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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Guaymas 8-2 
 2. Hermosillo 6-4 
 3. Nogales 4-4 
 4. Obregon 4-4 
 5. Los Mochis 4-4 
 6. Cananea 4-6 
 7. Navolato 4-6 
 8. Guasave 3-5 
 9. Tijuana 3-5 

Regular Season: Round 10

Apr. 17: Hermosillo - Cananea 90-78
Apr. 17: Obregon - Guasave 83-85
Apr. 17: Los Mochis - Tijuana 79-87
Apr. 17: Guaymas - Navolato 76-59

Regular Season: Round 11

Apr. 19: Guasave - Nogales
Apr. 19: Navolato - Los Mochis
Apr. 19: Obregon - Hermosillo
Apr. 19: Cananea - Tijuana


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Jones, Obregon25.7 
 2. Frederick, Guasave22.7 
 3. Thomas, Obregon20.8 
 4. Lewis, Los Mochis19.5 
 5. Monroe, Cananea19.4 
 6. Shorter, Guaymas18.9 
 7. Polynice, Guasave18.6 
 8. Quintero, Tijuana18.5 
 9. Alexander, Cananea18.1 
 10. Sperling, Obregon17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 12
 1. Moss, Nogales12.0 
 2. Penny, Tijuana9.4 
 3. Habel, Guaymas8.9 
 4. Frederick, Guasave7.7 
 5. Selleaze, Navolato7.7 
 6. Shipley, Tijuana7.3 
 7. Jones, Obregon7.2 
 8. Lewis, Los Mochis6.9 
 9. Spain, Hermosillo6.8 
 10. Little, Hermosillo6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Guaymas
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Allen, Guaymas6.2 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.6.1 
 3. Logan, Nogales5.3 
 4. Quintero, Tijuana4.8 
 5. Polynice, Guasave4.7 
 6. Toussaint, Los M.4.4 
 7. Shorter, Guaymas4.2 
 8. Little, Hermosillo3.7 
 9. Monreal, Hermosillo3.5 
 10. Sperling, Obregon3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jorge MERCADO
  Nogales
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Mercado, Nogales2.0 
 2. Martin, Navolato2.0 
 3. Stallings, Los Moc.1.8 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo1.7 
 5. Insunza, Navolato1.7 
 6. Polynice, Guasave1.7 
 7. Farrera, Guasave1.6 
 8. Lewis, Los Mochis1.5 
 9. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.5 
 10. Spain, Hermosillo1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Moss, Nogales2.6 
 2. Mercado, Nogales1.9 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.4 
 4. Habel, Guaymas1.4 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana0.9 
 6. Reyes, Nogales0.7 
 7. Robinson, Guasave0.7 
 8. Monroe, Cananea0.5 
 9. Ruffus, Los Mochis0.5 
 10. Shorter, Guaymas0.4 


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

27-year old forward Emmanuel Little (196-F-85) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Hermosillo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds, while his team crushed Cananea (#6, 4-6) with 25-point margin 93-68. Hermosillo maintains the 2nd position in Mexican league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hermosillo will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. In the team's last game Little had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Hermosillo, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of North Dakota graduate has very impressive stats this year. Little is in league's top in assists (8th best: 3.7apg) and averages solid 60.5% FGP. Worth to mention Little played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Kenny Jones (198-PF-84, agency: Dream Team Management) of Obregon. He is American forward in his first season at Obregon. In the last game Jones recorded impressive 33 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for Obregon to edge the lower-ranked Guasave (#8, 3-5) by 3 points 87-84. This victory allowed Obregon to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 4-4 record is not bad at all. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Obregon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.7ppg (#1). He also registered 7.2 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Nick Stallings (190-G-83) of Los Mochis (#5). Stallings showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Los Mochis, leading his team to a 74-68 win against the lower-ranked Tijuana (#9, 3-5). Los Mochis needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Stallings has a great season in Mexico. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.1apg (2nd best). Stallings attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jesus Lopez (205-F-83) of Hermosillo - 23 points and 8 rebounds
5. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Guaymas - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Eric Frederick (203-F-88) of Guasave - 22 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Myron Allen (182-PG-79) of Guaymas - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Guaymas - 14 points and 12 rebounds
9. Kyle Spain (196-F-87) of Hermosillo - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Marcus Morrison (198-G/F-84) of Tijuana - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  MOROCCO   

Standings - Men

D1 Standings
Group A
 1. RSB Berkane 6-1 
 2. CRA Hoceima 5-2 
 3. MCO 4-3 
 4. MAF Fes 3-5 
 5. RST Tanger 0-7 
Group B
 1. WAC 7-0 
 2. ASS Sale 6-2 
 3. PCS Plazza C. 2-4 
 4. FUS Rabat 2-4 
 5. CMC 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 10

May. 4: FUS Rabat - WAC
May. 4: PCS Plazza C. - CMC
May. 4: MCO - CRA Hoceima
May. 4: RST Tanger - RSB Berkane


D1 Round 9: MCO is defeated by MAF Fes - by Eurobasket News

The game between second ranked MCO (4-3) and fourth ranked MAF Fes (3-5) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. MCO was defeated by MAF Fes in a tough game in Fes 58-62. MAF Fes maintains fourth place with 3-5 record. MCO at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. MAF Fes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. MCO will play at home against the league's second-placed CRA Hoceima in Al Hoceima and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Sale. Second ranked host ASS Sale (6-2) defeated 3rd placed PCS Plazza C. (2-4) 78-65. ASS Sale maintains second place with 6-2 record behind leader RSB Berkane. PCS Plazza C. at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with FUS Rabat. ASS Sale will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. PCS Plazza C. will play against CMC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked RST Tanger (0-7) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to third ranked CRA Hoceima (5-2) 76-35 on Saturday evening. CRA Hoceima have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser RST Tanger still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with CMC. CRA Hoceima will meet MCO (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. RST Tanger will play against the league's leader RSB Berkane and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked CMC (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked FUS Rabat (2-4) 63-58. FUS Rabat moved-up to third place, which they share with PCS Plazza C. Newly promoted CMC still closes the standings with seven games lost. FUS Rabat's next round opponent will be league's leader WAC in Casablanca and it will be for sure the game of the week. CMC will play on the road against PCS Plazza C. (#3) in Casablanca and looks forward to get finally their first victory.


CRA Hoceima - RST Tanger 76-35

Bottom-ranked RST Tanger (0-7) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to third ranked CRA Hoceima (5-2) 76-35 on Saturday evening. CRA Hoceima have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser RST Tanger still closes the standings with seven games lost. They share the position with CMC. CRA Hoceima will meet MCO (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. RST Tanger will play against the league's leader RSB Berkane and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 239338


CMC - FUS Rabat 58-63

Bottom-ranked CMC (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked FUS Rabat (2-4) 63-58. FUS Rabat moved-up to third place, which they share with PCS Plazza C. Newly promoted CMC still closes the standings with seven games lost. FUS Rabat's next round opponent will be league's leader WAC in Casablanca and it will be for sure the game of the week. CMC will play on the road against PCS Plazza C. (#3) in Casablanca and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 239337


MAF Fes - MCO 62-58

The game between second ranked MCO (4-3) and fourth ranked MAF Fes (3-5) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. MCO was defeated by MAF Fes in a tough game in Fes 58-62. MAF Fes maintains fourth place with 3-5 record. MCO at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. MAF Fes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. MCO will play at home against the league's second-placed CRA Hoceima in Al Hoceima and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 239336


ASS Sale - PCS Plazza C. 78-65

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sale. Second ranked host ASS Sale (6-2) defeated 3rd placed PCS Plazza C. (2-4) 78-65. ASS Sale maintains second place with 6-2 record behind leader RSB Berkane. PCS Plazza C. at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with FUS Rabat. ASS Sale will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. PCS Plazza C. will play against CMC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 239335



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  NBA   

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..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.22.9 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat21.2 
 10. Aldridge, Portlan.21.1 
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. Randolph, Memph.11.2 
 5. Lee, Golden St.W.11.2 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.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.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.7 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Parker, San A.7.6 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 9. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 10. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
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. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 10. George, Indiana P.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.8 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.6 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 7. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.2.0 
 9. Davis, N.Orleans H.1.8 
 10. Smith, Atlanta H.1.8 


Knicks Say Wallace, Still Ailing, Will Retire - by Eurobasket News

Rasheed Wallace (6'10''-F/C-75, college: N.Carolina), the 6-foot-11 power forward who wore a scruffy beard, shouted Ball dont lie! to referees and recorded 317 technical fouls in his 16-year career, made the surprising and not so surprising decision to retire from professional basketball. Again. It was the second time Wallace, 38, retired from the N.B.A. He is likely to stay retired this time, as he could never fully recover from a left foot injury that will keep him out of the playoffs as the Knicks begin the postseason against the Boston Celtics on Saturday. The Knicks announced Wallaces retirement just after noon Wednesday on the public relations staffs Twitter account. Rasheed has given this team everything he had, Coach Mike Woodson said in a statement. He is a winner, true professional and leader on and off the court. Due to his injury, he will not be available to play for us during the playoffs. We owe this seasons success to veterans like Rasheed. Before Wallace retired, there was optimism about his future. He fractured the fifth metatarsal in the foot and had surgery Feb. 28. He then surprised fans and analysts with his rehabilitation. He spent time in the weight room, practiced his jumper on the court before games and improved his lateral movement. On Monday, when the Knicks were in Charlotte most of Wallaces family lives in North Carolina he was back in a New York uniform. He played almost four minutes, enough time make the final basket of his career. When Wallace went to the bench, he stayed there. The Knicks announced he had a sore foot. After the game, Woodson said that he hoped Wallace would be able to play in the season finale Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks, an opportunity for Wallace to prepare for the playoffs. But with the Knicks, the leagues oldest team, things can change and become strange. During Wednesdays shoot-around at the Knicks practice facility, Woodson met with reporters and said that Wallace would not play against the Hawks to rest his foot. He gave no indication that Wallace was contemplating retirement. Were still evaluating him, Woodson said. He added: So, no, we dont really have any major update for him. Soreness is the big problem right now. Other than that, hes fine. Weve just got to take it a day at a time and see where we are with it. Woodson continued: As long as Ive known him hes had a high tolerance for pain, but obviously its bothering him. And were going to have to be cautious of that. Less than an hour later, the Knicks announced that Wallace was retiring. And within an hour of Wallaces retirement, the Knicks public relations staff sent out another Tweet, with a photo of the free agent Earl Barron (7'0''-C-81, college: Memphis) signing a veterans minimum contract with General Manager Glen Grunwald to fill the spot vacated by Wallace. With the Knicks, Wallace became an instant favorite of fans, based on his popularity in the league and how he created a salute for 3-pointers: whenever Wallace swished a 3-pointer, he pushed three fingers into his head three times. The rest of the team followed Wallaces example and fans quickly joined in as the Knicks made 3-pointers at an unprecedented rate this season. Wallaces best moments in New York came in November. He helped the Knicks win 11 games that month. He was savvy on defense and helped create more space on the court on offense. After a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 13, the last game before Wallaces foot injury sidelined him, the Knicks were 17-5 and atop the Eastern Conference standings. The Knicks had an offensive rating of 102 points per 100 possessions when Wallace was on the court. Their defensive rating with him was 97.3, which was better than any other team has produced this season. In his 21 games this season, Wallace averaged 7 points and 4 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game. Although he will no longer wear a uniform, Wallace will stay with the Knicks and become an extra assistant coach for Woodson, a role he served throughout his rehabilitation. When Wallace decided to end his two-year retirement in October to join the Knicks, he said the only coach in the N.B.A. he wanted to play for was Woodson. The two are close friends and were members of the Detroit Pistons team that won the championship in 2004. Wallace said he played this season for only one reason: to help Woodson and the Knicks win the Larry OBrien trophy.
Courtesy of: nytimes.com



The Cavaliers fire coach Scott - by Eurobasket News

Cleveland Cavaliers axed 52-year old head coach Byron Scott.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won NBA Southwest Division championship title in 2008. Scott was also voted NBA Coach of the Year back in 2008. He used to coach NBA All National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2008.
Scott has coached previously Sacramento Kings.

By Eurobasket Data Center



The Pistons fired coach Lawrence Frank - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons parted ways with head coach Lawrence Frank. The specialist took over the team in 2011. Previously he worked with the Nets and the Celtics.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won NBA Atlantic Division championship title in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2011. Frank was selected to Head Coach: NBA All-Star Game All-Sophmore Team in 2011. He used to coach NBA All National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2011.

By Eurobasket Data Center



O.J. Mayo To Opt Out Of Contract With Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

O.J. Mayo (6'5''-G-87, college: USC) will opt out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, making him a free agent this coming offseason. "Getting something long term, locking something in is what I think is best for me," Mayo said Thursday after his exit interview with Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson. Mayo has yet to seriously consider teams that might be a fit for him. "I'm sure new teams have popped up on the list," Mayo said. "I need to talk to my agent [Rob Pelinka] and see what we can work out."
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



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Coach Eddie Jordan signs at Rutgers - by Eurobasket News

Rutgers, The State University landed coach Eddie Jordan. He started the season at LA Lakers in the NBA working as assistant coach. Jordan was among coaching staff at the NBA All-Star Game back in 2007.
He has coached previously Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Philadephia 76ers.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  NEPAL   


KCM Basketball BASH 2013 Kicked off - by Dinesh Thapa

The much awaited KCM basketball bash 2013 has started at the basketball court of Kathmandu College of Management (KCM), lalitpur Nepal. Total of 16 boys and 8 girls teams are participating in the bash.

Wheelchair exhibition match between Nepal Army and Nepal Wheelchair Association was organized to mark the opening ceremony of the bash.

Match 1: Result

Presidential: 24 (4, 8, 8, 4)
Oxford: 38 (9, 17, 5, 5)
Highest Scorers: Presidential (Benup Poudel 6, Prabin Khadka 6) / Oxford (Suraj 12, Asish 11)

Match 2 Result


Goldengate: 49 (20, 8, 9, 12)
KEC: 21 (4, 8, 6, 3)
Highest Scorers: Goldengate (Ajay 14, Bikram 13) / KEC (Bisace 10, Ijan 4)





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  PHILIPPINES   

Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference

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

Regular Season: Round 27

Apr. 17: Talk N Text - Petron Blaze 76-86
Apr. 17: Rain or Shine - Meralco Bolts 116-118

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

Apr. 19: Meralco Bolts - San Mig Coffee
Apr. 19: Petron Blaze - Talk N Text
Apr. 20: Barangay Ginebra - Rain or Shine
Apr. 20: Alaska Aces - Air21 Express


PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Dawson, Meralco30.8 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.24.6 
 3. Macklin, Barang.24.2 
 4. Bowles, San M.22.9 
 5. Caguioa, Barang.22.8 
 6. Sundov, Rain o.22.3 
 7. David, Global Port21.9 
 8. Dozier, Alaska Aces21.7 
 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. Macklin, Barang.15.4 
 5. Dawson, Meralco15.4 
 6. Bowles, San M.15.1 
 7. Sundov, Rain o.12.7 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Ac.9.1 
 9. Santos, Petron B.7.5 
 10. Pingris, San M.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ross, Meralco9.2 
 2. Mercado, Global P.8.1 
 3. Urbiztondo, Barako5.6 
 4. Casio, Alaska Aces5.5 
 5. Tenorio, Barang.5.5 
 6. Cabagnot, Petron5.1 
 7. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.6 
 9. Lee, Rain or Shine4.1 
 10. Villanueva, Barak.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Dawson, Meralco3.1 
 2. Tenorio, Barang.2.1 
 3. Barroca, San M.2.0 
 4. Ross, Meralco1.9 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 8. Urbiztondo, Barako1.3 
 9. Anthony, Barako B.1.2 
 10. Williams, Talk N.1.2 
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. Bowles, San M.2.1 
 4. Dawson, Meralco2.1 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.4 
 7. Macklin, Barang.1.1 
 8. Fajardo, Petron B.1.0 
 9. Devance, San M.0.9 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.0.8 


Dawson number one in Philippines for round 27 - by Eurobasket News

American forward Eric Dawson (206-F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Meralco Bolts, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 50 points and 14 rebounds, while his team edged out Rain or Shine (#2, 9-5) 118-116. Meralco Bolts is placed at 5th position in Filipino PBA. Meralco Bolts is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-7 record. Dawson just recently signed at Meralco Bolts, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Midwestern State University star has very solid stats this year. Dawson is league's best scorer averaging so far 29.3ppg. Dawson is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 15.5rpg) and averages impressive 2.3bpg and 3.0spg. Worth to mention Dawson played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old Croatian Bruno Sundov (221-C-80, agency: Alti Sport) of league's second-best Rain or Shine. Sundov had a very good evening with a double-double of 31 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Rain or Shine was edged by the lower-ranked Meralco Bolts (#5, 7-7) 118-116. Rain or Shine managed to keep the same second spot in the standings. His team's 9-5 record is not bad at all. Sundov is one of the most experienced players at Rain or Shine and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.6ppg (#8). He also registered 12.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Henry Sims (208-C-90) of Petron Blaze (#3). Sims scored 22 points and grabbed twenty three rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Petron Blaze, leading his team to a 86-76 win against the lower-ranked Talk N Text (#6, 7-7). Petron Blaze needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 6 lost games. Sims has a very solid season. In 3 games in Philippines he scored 25.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. June Mar Fajardo (196-C-89) of Petron Blaze - 17 points and 10 rebounds
5. Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85) of Rain or Shine - 16 points and 9 rebounds
6. Jeffrei Chan (192-F-83) of Rain or Shine - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jerome Jordan (213-C-86) of Talk N Text - 18 points and 15 rebounds
8. Paul Lee (191-G-89) of Rain or Shine - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Jimmy Alapag (177-PG-77) of Talk N Text - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Dennis Miranda (180-PG-82) of Petron Blaze - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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Standings - DBE

TBL Standings
Places 1-6
 1. PGE Turow 22-9 
 2. Trefl Sopot 20-11 
 3. Stelmet ZG 20-11 
 4. Anwil 18-13 
 5. Asseco Prok. 17-14 
 6. Energa Czarni 16-15 
Places 7-12
 1. AZS Koszalin 16-14 
 2. Polpharma 15-16 
 3. Siarka Jezioro 13-17 
 4. Rosa Radom 10-20 
 5. Start Gdynia 9-22 
 6. Kotwica 8-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 10

Places 1-6

Apr. 21: Stelmet ZG - PGE Turow
Apr. 21: Asseco Prok. - Anwil
Apr. 21: Energa Czarni - Trefl Sopot

Places 7-12

Apr. 19: Rosa Radom - Kotwica
Apr. 19: Siarka Jezioro - AZS Koszalin
Apr. 21: Rosa Radom - AZS Koszalin
Apr. 21: Siarka Jezioro - Kotwica
Apr. 21: Polpharma - Start Gdynia

Round 7

Apr. 18: Stelmet ZG - Energa Czarni 83-74
Apr. 17: Trefl Sopot - Asseco Prok. 79-69


DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.4 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG20.2 
 3. McCauley, Polph.19.3 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.7 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.4 
 7. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl So.14.4 
 9. Rothbart, Start G.14.4 
 10. Carter, Polpharma14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicchaeus DOAKS
  Siarka J.
  (202-F-87)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Doaks, Siarka J.8.6 
 2. Adams, Rosa Radom8.3 
 3. Harris, AZS K.8.2 
 4. McCauley, Polph.7.7 
 5. Rothbart, Start G.7.6 
 6. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.6 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.5 
 8. Cel, PGE Turow7.3 
 9. Hrycaniuk, Valencia6.8 
 10. Walker, Kotwica6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Rosa Radom
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Wise, Rosa Radom6.9 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil5.9 
 3. Turner, Trefl Sopot5.7 
 4. Blassingame, Cibona5.4 
 5. Koszarek, Stelm.5.3 
 6. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.2 
 7. Jefferson, Kotwica4.8 
 8. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
 9. Brandwein, Energa3.7 
 10. Skibniewski, Inte.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Stelmet ZG
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.3 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.9 
 3. Jefferson, Kotwica1.8 
 4. Mosley, Kotwica1.6 
 5. Szubarga, Anwil1.6 
 6. Alexander, Siarka1.6 
 7. Trice, Energa C.1.5 
 8. Wise, Rosa Radom1.4 
 9. Robinson, PGE T.1.4 
 10. Koszarek, Stelm.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ty WALKER
  Kotwica
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Walker, Kotwica2.9 
 2. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.9 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.6 
 4. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 5. Rothbart, Start G.1.2 
 6. Harris, AZS K.1.2 
 7. Zigeranovic, PGE T.1.1 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.1.0 
 9. Alexander, Siarka0.8 
 10. Dylewicz, Trefl S.0.7 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Mateusz BIERWAGEN
  Astori.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 18
 1. Bierwagen, Astori.18.0 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin17.5 
 3. Pacocha, AZS Radex16.6 
 4. Kikowski, Slask W.16.1 
 5. Dluski, AZS Kutno15.2 
 6. Kukielka, Polonia14.9 
 7. Szymanski, Znicz B.14.8 
 8. Lewandowski, SKK14.6 
 9. Wilczek, Start Lub.14.5 
 10. Brek, AZS Kutno14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adam METELSKI
  AZS P.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Metelski, AZS P.12.1 
 2. Wilczek, Start Lub.11.0 
 3. Dluski, AZS Kutno9.6 
 4. Zurawski, Stal O.8.9 
 5. Mielczarek, AZS R.7.7 
 6. Hyzy, Slask W.7.5 
 7. Lisewski, P.Cuk.7.5 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.7.2 
 9. Gabinski, Slask W.6.9 
 10. Wyka, Polonia6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  Start Lublin
  (189-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Wilczek, Start Lub.7.0 
 2. Grochowski, MKS D.6.0 
 3. Laczynski, MOSiR K.6.0 
 4. Hybiak, AZS P.6.0 
 5. Baran, Sokol Lanc.5.2 
 6. Lewandowski, Astor.4.9 
 7. Szumelda-K., Stal4.9 
 8. Basinski, SKK S.4.9 
 9. Pacocha, AZS Radex4.8 
 10. Brek, AZS Kutno4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Pawel HYBIAK
  AZS P.
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hybiak, AZS P.2.5 
 2. Lewandowski, Astor.2.3 
 3. Basinski, SKK S.2.1 
 4. Wilczek, Start Lub.2.0 
 5. Grochowski, MKS D.2.0 
 6. Hyzy, Slask W.1.9 
 7. Flieger, Slask W.1.9 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.9 
 9. Klima, Sokol Lancut1.8 
 10. Laczynski, MOSiR1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dariusz WYKA
  Polonia
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wyka, Polonia1.9 
 2. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.4 
 3. Lisewski, P.Cuk.1.4 
 4. Metelski, AZS P.1.1 
 5. Glabas, AZS Kutno1.1 
 6. Fras, Astoria Bydg.1.1 
 7. Gabinski, Slask W.1.1 
 8. Olejnik, Stal Ostr.1.0 
 9. Wrobel, UMKS K.1.0 
 10. Grudzinski, Spojn.0.8 


2Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Lukasz NIESOBSKI
  Sudety
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Niesobski, Sudety20.2 
 2. Przyborowski, Pula.19.6 
 3. Grod, Notec19.3 
 4. Brembly, Trefl S.18.4 
 5. Pawlowski, Pogon P.18.2 
 6. Piotrkowski, AZS A.18.0 
 7. Krzeminski, Basket17.5 
 8. Niesobski, Sudety17.4 
 9. Nitsche, Asseco P.17.2 
 10. Zalucki, Korsarz17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaroslaw PAWLOWSKI
  Pogon P.
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Pawlowski, Pogon P.10.2 
 2. Konsek, Korsarz10.0 
 3. Kapturski, Pulask.9.7 
 4. Wojdyr, Wilki Mors.9.6 
 5. Wysocki, Tur B.9.4 
 6. Mis, Handlopex AZS9.1 
 7. Cetnar, Rosa I.8.7 
 8. Grod, Notec8.6 
 9. Michalek, Basket P.8.4 
 10. Malona, Ksiezak8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dawid MIECZKOWSKI
  Pulask.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Mieczkowski, Pulas.8.5 
 2. Stoklosa, Wilki M.8.2 
 3. Grzelinski, WKK W.6.8 
 4. Ecka, AZS A.5.6 
 5. Wrobel, GTK G.5.5 
 6. Jarosz, MKS S.5.3 
 7. Kozak, Sudety5.3 
 8. Schenk, Rosa Radom4.9 
 9. Wluczynski, Ksieza.4.9 
 10. Kowalski, Nysa K.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Konrad KAPTURSKI
  Pulask.
  (197-F-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kapturski, Pulask.2.5 
 2. Grod, Notec2.5 
 3. Filipiak, Notec2.3 
 4. Brembly, Trefl S.2.3 
 5. Wojcik, MKS S.2.3 
 6. Paszkiewicz, PWiK2.2 
 7. Niesobski, Sudety2.2 
 8. Krawczyk, Wisla A.2.2 
 9. Rogacewicz, Baske.2.2 
 10. Kolka, GTK Gdynia2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomasz MILEWSKI
  AZS A.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Milewski, AZS A.1.8 
 2. Mis, Handlopex AZS1.8 
 3. Sobuta, Rosa I.1.8 
 4. Wojdyr, Wilki Mors.1.5 
 5. Nowerski, Legia1.5 
 6. Wojcik, MKS S.1.4 
 7. Wysocki, Tur B.1.3 
 8. Michalek, Basket P.1.1 
 9. Nedzi, Legia1.1 
 10. Lopatka, WKK W.1.1 


1Liga Round 5 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

MKS DG - MOSiR Krosno 72-89

MOSiR Krosno overcame MKS DG on the road in the decisive fifth game of the quarterfinal series. The winners will now take on AZS Kutno in the semifinal battles. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-72. MOSiR Krosno shot 24 for 39 from the free-throw line, while MKS DG only scored five points from the stripe. 29 personal fouls committed by MKS DG helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Marcin Salamonik (202-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and center Lukasz Paul (206-89) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Five MOSiR Krosno players scored in double figures. point guard Grzegorz Grochowski (180-93) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 assists and forward Michal Woloszyn (203-84) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. MKS DG's coach Wojciech Wieczorek rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
MKS DG: G.Grochowski 14+3reb+10ast, M.Maj 13+3reb+1ast, M.Woloszyn 12+5reb+1ast, M.Piechowicz 9+2reb+2ast, J.Karolak 8+7reb+1ast, M.Dziemba 7+3reb+1ast
MOSiR Krosno: L.Paul 17+5reb, M.Salamonik 14+15reb+2ast, K.Laczynski 12+3reb+7ast, A.Misiewicz 12+4reb, D.Oczkowicz 10+4reb+2ast, W.Pisarczyk 9+1reb
gschID: 239087



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Standings - BSN

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Apr. 18: Arecibo - Guayama 92-81
Apr. 17: Santurce - Mayaguez 89-83
Apr. 18: Quebradillas - Ponce 89-80
Apr. 17: Guaynabo - Bayamon 85-91

Regular Season: Round 11

Apr. 19: Bayamon - Humacao
Apr. 19: Guaynabo - Santurce
Apr. 19: Mayaguez - Arecibo
Apr. 20: Guayama - Quebradillas
Apr. 20: Humacao - San German


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Harris, Ponce23.8 
 2. Shannon, Bayamon20.3 
 3. Brown, Humacao19.9 
 4. Hickerson, San G.19.5 
 5. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.3 
 6. Phillip, Quebradil.18.5 
 7. Efejuku, Mayaguez18.3 
 8. Strong, San German17.7 
 9. Clemente, Humacao17.6 
 10. Horne, Humacao17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.12.5 
 2. Harris, Ponce9.4 
 3. Shannon, Bayamon9.0 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.9.0 
 5. Graterol, Arecibo9.0 
 6. Siler, Ponce8.8 
 7. Ramos, Arecibo8.7 
 8. Sweetney, Bayamon8.7 
 9. Gaston, Ponce8.4 
 10. Williams, Santurce8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Denis CLEMENTE
  Humacao
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Clemente, Humacao5.4 
 2. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 3. Rivera, Ponce5.4 
 4. Garcia, Quebradill.5.0 
 5. Rodriguez, San G.4.4 
 6. Huertas, Quebradil.4.3 
 7. Hickerson, San G.4.2 
 8. Coronado, Guayama4.1 
 9. Brown, Humacao4.1 
 10. Apodaca, Ponce3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.3 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.0 
 3. Brock, Guayama1.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Guayama1.8 
 5. Efejuku, Mayaguez1.6 
 6. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 7. Williams, Santurce1.3 
 8. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
 9. Harrellson, Guaya.1.3 
 10. Phillip, Quebradi.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael SWEETNEY
  Bayamon
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sweetney, Bayamon1.8 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.1.6 
 3. Penn, Humacao1.3 
 4. Shannon, Bayamon1.3 
 5. Siler, Ponce1.3 
 6. Harris, Ponce1.2 
 7. Mata, Quebradillas1.1 
 8. Lee, Quebradillas1.0 
 9. Brock, Guayama1.0 
 10. De Jesus, San G.0.9 


Mike Harris gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News

American Mike Harris (198-F-83) had a great game in the last week for league's leader Ponce and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 9.
The 29-year old forward had a double-double of 22 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat San German (#8, 3-4) 95-83. It allowed Ponce to jump to the first place in the Puerto Rican BSN. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Ponce has a very solid 5-2 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Harris just recently signed at Ponce, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Mike Harris averages this season 26.5ppg and 10.0rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was 26-year old Belizean power forward Leon Williams (203-F/C-86) of Santurce. Williams impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Santurce to edge the lower-ranked Bayamon (#10, 2-6) by 2 points 68-66. This victory allowed Santurce to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Williams is one of the most experienced players at Santurce and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last week was Dominican Rep. Juan Coronado (193-G-83, agency: Dream Team Management) of second-ranked Guayama. Coronado showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last week. He was a key player of Guayama, leading his team to a 83-76 win against the lower-ranked Guaynabo (#6, 4-5). Guayama needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 2 lost games. Coronado has a great season in Puerto Rico. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.1apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of Bayamon - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Carlos Rivera (187-PG-83) of Ponce - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
6. LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82) of San German - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Angel Luis Figueroa (196-G/F-81) of Guayama - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Carlos Strong (191-G-87) of San German - 22 points and 6 rebounds
9. Windi Graterol (204-C-86) of Arecibo - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Evan Brock (204-F-84) of Guayama - 10 points and 8 rebounds

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



Vaqueros release Copeland and Baez - by Luis Modestti


Vaqueros de Bayamon released guards Donald Copeland (177-PG-84, college: Seton Hall) and Chris Baez (196-G, college: Cent.Florida). Both players can sign immediately with another team.

Bayamon is 1-6 and is looking to make some moves in their roster to cover their weaknesses. Copeland averaged 4,2 points and Baez 0,7.

Copeland has five years of experience in the league and has some international experience under his belt. This year he came from Hungary.

Baez was a rookie with Quebradillas last year and Bayamon acquired him in a trade that involved the second pick of this year's draft.

The next game for Vaqueros is on Friday against Caciques-Gigantes.



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Standings - A Liga

A Standings
Superliga
 1. Partizan 6-0 
 2. Vojvodina 4-1 
 3. Mega Vizura 4-1 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 3-3 
 5. Sloboda Uzice 2-4 
 6. Radnicki KG 2-4 
 7. Konstantin 1-5 
 8. Metalac 1-5 
Places 9-17
 1. Vrsac 14-12 
 2. Radnicki Basket 14-12 
 3. Borac 13-13 
 4. OKK Beograd 12-14 
 5. Tamis 11-15 
 6. Smederevo 10-16 
 7. Sloga 9-17 
 8. BKK Radnicki 8-18 
 9. Jagodina 5-21 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 6

Apr. 17: Metalac - Crvena Zvezda 82-77
Apr. 17: Partizan - Konstantin 76-64
Apr. 18: Sloboda Uzice - Radnicki KG 72-70
Apr. 19: Vojvodina - Mega Vizura


Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Bojan BAKIC
  Metalac
  (195-SG-83)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Bakic, Metalac18.7 
 2. Popovic, Sloga18.6 
 3. Sljivancanin, Borac18.2 
 4. Sibalic, Smederevo17.3 
 5. Marjanovic, Mega V.16.8 
 6. Radovic, KAOD15.5 
 7. Popadic, Smederevo15.0 
 8. Zekovic, Vojvodina14.9 
 9. Nesovic, AEK13.8 
 10. Kljajevic, Jagodi.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.12.2 
 2. Radovic, KAOD8.7 
 3. Knezevic, OKK B.6.9 
 4. Radenkovic, Smede.6.8 
 5. Kljajevic, Jagodina6.4 
 6. Jevtovic, Sloboda6.1 
 7. Zekovic, Vojvodina6.0 
 8. Marelja, Sloga5.8 
 9. Todorovic, Borac5.8 
 10. Miceta, Sutjeska5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Popovic, Sloga8.1 
 2. Jereminov, Tamis5.9 
 3. Sljivancanin, Borac4.7 
 4. Micic, Mega Vizura4.7 
 5. Malidzan, OKK B.4.5 
 6. Nesovic, AEK4.2 
 7. Milosevic, Vrsac4.0 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 9. Velickovic, Konst.3.5 
 10. Vujosevic, BKK R.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ognjen KUZETA
  Vojvodina
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.3 
 2. Knezevic, OKK B.2.3 
 3. Nesovic, AEK2.1 
 4. Gacic, BKK Radnicki1.8 
 5. Boltic, Vojvodina1.7 
 6. Seferovic, Jagodina1.6 
 7. Jeftic, OKK Beogr.1.6 
 8. Todorovic, Borac1.6 
 9. Sljivancanin, Borac1.6 
 10. Jereminov, Tamis1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Maksim STURANOVIC
  Radnic.
  (209-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Sturanovic, Radnic.1.5 
 2. Marjanovic, Mega V.1.4 
 3. Filipovic, Jagodina1.3 
 4. Radovic, KAOD1.0 
 5. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 6. Maravic, Vrsac0.7 
 7. Mijovic, Duhok0.7 
 8. Radenkovic, Smede.0.7 
 9. Buric, Tamis0.7 
 10. Bezbradica, BKK R.0.7 



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Marko Milic extended the contract for another two years with his Al Kuwait SC - by Eurobasket News

Marko Milic (201-F-77) extended the contract for another two years with his Al Kuwait SC. The Slovenian player will remain in Kuwait.
Marko Milic left Cremona after two and a half years. The veteran forward appeared 32 times in SerieA last season averaging 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Cremona finished as tenth ranked team of the regular season with 14-18 record. It is not a secret that the club's financial situation was not good. Marko Milic joined Cremona in February of 2010. He had 14 ppg and 7.3 rpg for the club in their first season together. In 2010/11, Milic registered almost the same numbers. Before Cremona, the former Slovenian NT member played for Orleans, Union Olimpija, Real Madrid, Virtus Bologna, Scavolini Pesaro and Roseto. In the interview, Milic stated that he wanted to return to Union Olimpija if they had good Slovenian players last season.
In Dec.'12 he joined Mahram Tehran (Iran-Superleague, starting five) and in 11 games averaged 16.4ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 64.4%, FT: 75.7%. In Mar.'13 moved to Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait-D1) and triumphed at 2012/2013 season with his team.



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Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL 1st Team 2013
Dong-Geun Yang
Yang
Sun-Hyung Kim
Kim
Aaron Haynes
Haynes
Darian Townes
Townes
Leon Williams
Williams

Finals MVP: Dong-Geun Yang (181-G-81) of Mobis Phoebus
Player of the Year: Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of SK Knights
Guard of the Year: Sung-Hyun Kim (190-G/F-80) of SK Knights
Forward of the Year: Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of SK Knights
Center of the Year: Leon Williams (203-C/F-86) of Goyang Orions
Domestic Player of the Year: Sung-Hyun Kim (190-G/F-80) of SK Knights
Import Player of the Year: Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of SK Knights
Defensive Player of the Year: Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Samsung Th.
Coach of the Year: JaeHak Yoo of Mobis Phoebus

1st Team
G: Dong-Geun Yang (181-G-81) of Mobis Phoebus
G: Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) of SK Knights
F: Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of SK Knights
F/C: Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Samsung Th.
C/F: Leon Williams (203-C/F-86) of Goyang Orions

2nd Team
G: Tony Akins (180-G-80) of Goyang Orions
PG: Tae-Sool Kim (180-PG-84) of Anyang KGC
F: Juan Pattillo (201-F-88) of Anyang KGC
F: Jasper Johnson (203-F-83) of Sonic Boom KT
C: Courtney Sims (211-C-83) of SK Knights

Honorable Mention
Andre Brown (206-F/C-81) of KCC Egis
Eric Sandrin (206-C/F-78) of Dongbu Promy
Sung-Min Cho (197-F-83) of Sonic Boom KT
Ira Clark (203-C/F-75) of LG Sakers
Ricardo Ratliffe (203-F-89) of Mobis Phoebus
Jin-Soo Choi (202-C/F-89) of Goyang Orions
Carlos Powell (199-F-83) of ET Land
Gregory Stevenson (198-F-78) of Mobis Phoebus
Ji-Hoon Ham (198-C/F-84) of Mobis Phoebus

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Tony Akins (180-G-80) of Goyang Orions
G: Dong-Geun Yang (181-G-81) of Mobis Phoebus
G: Sun-Hyung Kim (187-G-88) of SK Knights
F: Tae-Jong Moon (199-F-75) of ET Land
C/F: Ji-Hoon Ham (198-C/F-84) of Mobis Phoebus

All-Imports Team
F: Juan Pattillo (201-F-88) of Anyang KGC
F: Jasper Johnson (203-F-83) of Sonic Boom KT
F: Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of SK Knights
F/C: Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Samsung Th.
C/F: Leon Williams (203-C/F-86) of Goyang Orions



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  SPAIN   


Unicaja signs Tarence Kinsey, ex Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Unicaja Malaga (ACB) signed 29-year old American guard Tarence Kinsey (200-84, college: S.Carolina). He just played at Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italian SerieA. In 16 games he had 12.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.0apg and 2.1spg this season. Kinsey also spent pre-season at the Warriors in NBA earlier that year. The last season he played at Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league. In 28 games he recorded 8.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. He helped them to make it to the final. Kinsey also played 9 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.6spg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Fenerbahce Ulker (TBL) in Turkish league. In 20 games he recorded 5.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. Kinsey also played 14 games in Euroleague where he recorded 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg. He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game back in 2010.
Kinsey has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies.
He attended University of South Carolina until 2006 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
Kinsey could be described: Is bigger, stronger and more confident ... Plays with a certain flare on both offense and defense ... Defense has really improved ... Very good athlete who will play on the wing ... Wing span is 78 1/2 inches.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @invictussports)



Spanish EBA Best Performance of the week: Txomin Lopez - by Mariano Galindo

Txomin Romero had a great game in the last round for Miguel Antonio Robleda and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for EBA Round. Romero posted an amazing triple-double with 34 points scored, 13 boards catched and 11 foults received, for 46 index rating. Txomin Romero played almost the whole game, with 39 minutes on the court. With this perfomance, Romero helped his team in the fight for being in the next EBA play offs.


EuroLeague: Barcelona Regal stole a show from 18,000-plus fans at O.A.K.A. - by Eurobasket News

Panathinaikos Athens - Barcelona Regal 60:70

Barcelona Regal stole a show from 18,000-plus fans at O.A.K.A. and tied the Quarterfinal series against Panathinaikos Athens at 2-2. The Spanish team posted a 70:60 win and will play the decisive game at home.
Barcelona Regal opened the game with 20-10 lead but had some difficulties in the second frame. Panathinaikos Athens managed to come back into the game with a 17-11 surge in the second period and reduced to 4 points at the halftime. The second half however belonged to the Spanish side. Barcelona Regal posted a 12-0 run midway through the third quarter and grabbed a 45:31 lead after Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports)s three-pointer. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) closed the frame at 51:37, while Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) brought the biggest lead in the game at 57:40. Panathinaikos Athens played better at the very end and cut it to final 10 points.
Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Ante Tomic (217-C-87) netted 16. Marcelinho Huertas delivered 10, whilst Erazem Lorbek added 8. Michael Bramos replied with 15 points in defeat and Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) scored 13. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) delivered 12 and Jonas Maciulis (199-F/G-85) added 11.

Panathinaikos Athens: Michael Bramos 15, Sofoklis Schortsanitis 13, Stephane Lasme 12, Jonas Maciulis 11
Barcelona Regal: Juan Carlos Navarro 17, Ante Tomic 16, Marcelinho Huertas 10, Erazem Lorbek 8



Pau Gasol notched a triple-double with 17 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists - by Eurobasket News

The Lakers survived an injury-plagued, tumultuous season to finish seventh in the Western Conference (45-37) after defeating the Houston Rockets (45-37) in overtime, 99-95, on Wednesday night at Staples Center. Although the Lakers and Rockets split their four meetings, the Lakers earn the higher seeding based on a better record in conference play. The Lakers draw the second-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round in a Sunday game while the Rockets will play the top-seeded and defending conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder. Going into the night, the Rockets were the highest scoring team in the league at 106.1 points a game. The Lakers held them well below that in 53 minutes. Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80) notched a triple-double with 17 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists. Steve Blake led the Lakers with 24 points, although it was on 6-of-20 shooting, while finishing with seven assists and seven rebounds. Dwight Howard played 46 minutes, scoring 16 points, grabbing 18 rebounds, blocking four shots and making three steals. James Harden was the game's leading scorer with 30 points but he made only 8 of 25 from the field. Chandler Parsons scored 23 points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer to force overtime. Houston shot 41.7% (35 of 84) from the field, 24.2% (8 of 33) from three and 70.8% (17 of 24) from the free-throw line. The Lakers dominated the offensive glass, 17-9, giving the Lakers desperately needed possessions. The team shot 36.7% from the field, 31.2% (10 of 32) from behind the arc and 67.6% from the free-throw line. Defense and rebounding ultimately got the job done for a Lakers team playing without star guards Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Courtesy of: latimes.com


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Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Miller, Boras21.6 
 2. Dugat, LF Basket20.4 
 3. Palm, Boras19.2 
 4. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.1 
 5. Cuffee, Sundsvall17.7 
 6. Wesby, Sundsvall17.7 
 7. Ruach, Nassjo17.3 
 8. Augustus, 0817.1 
 9. Castle, Eco Orebro17.0 
 10. Oglesby, Boras16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.2 
 2. Palm, Boras9.6 
 3. Simms, Sodertalje9.5 
 4. Wright, Uppsala8.8 
 5. Walker, Nassjo8.6 
 6. McKnight, Boras8.1 
 7. Lalugba, Jamtland7.5 
 8. Johnson, Solna7.4 
 9. Santee, Eco Orebro7.2 
 10. Igbavboa, LF Bas.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Miller, Boras6.1 
 2. Castle, Eco Orebro5.7 
 3. Dugat, LF Basket4.8 
 4. Jackson, Uppsala4.5 
 5. Ermolinskij, Norrk.4.3 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland4.3 
 7. Levin, Solna4.3 
 8. Jeromanovs, Norrk.4.1 
 9. Carter, Wildcats4.1 
 10. Roberson, Soder.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Henry DUGAT
  LF Basket
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dugat, LF Basket2.0 
 2. Ruach, Nassjo2.0 
 3. Stefanovic, 081.9 
 4. Carter, Wildcats1.8 
 5. Castle, Eco Orebro1.8 
 6. Mbemba, 081.8 
 7. Jeromanovs, Norrk.1.6 
 8. Ilunga, 081.6 
 9. McKnight, Boras1.6