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  ALGERIA   


Standings

D1 Standings
Places 1-8
 1. GS Petroliers 7-0 
 2. CSMC 6-1 
 3. CRB Dar El-B. 5-2 
 4. US Setif 4-3 
 5. Staoueli 2-5 
 6. USM Blida 2-5 
 7. WA Boufarik 1-6 
 8. Arreridj 1-6 
Places 9-20
 1. CSMB 10-4 
 2. USM Alger 8-8 
 3. Skikda 8-8 
 4. O Batna 8-8 
 5. Trefle BB Blida 8-10 
 6. NAH Dey 7-8 
 7. COBB 5-11 
 8. MS Cherchell 5-12 
 9. Sidi-bel-Abbes 4-14 
 10. CR Bir Khadem 3-14 
 11. CRB Temouch. 1-15 
 12. Annaba 0-15 
Stage One Standings

Finals: Round 1

May. 1: CSMC - GS Petroliers


Groupe Sportif Petrolier and CSMC set up the Final series - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in D1 just ended. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Constantine. Second ranked CSMC faced 4th placed USS. Host CSMC (6-1) defeated guests from Setif (4-3) 70-55. CSMC have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-1 record having eleven points less than leader GS Petroliers. Newly promoted USS keeps the fourth position with three games lost.
Another exciting game was played in B.B. Arreridj between eighth ranked Arreridj and 5th ranked Staoueli where host Arreridj (1-6) won against Staoueli (2-5) 69-65. Arreridj left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with WA Boufarik. It was Staoueli's third loss in a row. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with USM Blida.
Undefeated leader GS Petroliers delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 7th ranked WA Boufarik (1-6) 72-55 in Alger. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for GS Petroliers. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. WA Boufarik at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Arreridj.

In the last game of round 7 USM Blida was defeated by CRB Dar El-B. in El-Beida 77-71.


CRB Dar El-B. - USM Blida 77-71

There was no surprise in El-Beida where 6th ranked USMB (2-5) was defeated by third ranked CRB Dar El-B. (5-2) 77-71 on Saturday. CRB Dar El-B. maintains third place with 5-2 record having twelve points less than leader GS Petroliers. Newly promoted USMB dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Staoueli.
gschID: 239438


GS Petroliers - WA Boufarik 72-55

Undefeated leader GS Petroliers delivered the seventh consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 7th ranked WA Boufarik (1-6) 72-55 in Alger. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for GS Petroliers. They maintain first place with 7-0 record. WA Boufarik at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Arreridj.
gschID: 239437


Arreridj - Staoueli 69-65

Another exciting game was played in B.B. Arreridj between eighth ranked Arreridj and 5th ranked Staoueli where host Arreridj (1-6) won against Staoueli (2-5) 69-65. Arreridj left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with WA Boufarik. It was Staoueli's third loss in a row. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with USM Blida.
gschID: 239436


CSMC - US Setif 70-55

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Constantine. Second ranked CSMC faced 4th placed USS. Host CSMC (6-1) defeated guests from Setif (4-3) 70-55. CSMC have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-1 record having eleven points less than leader GS Petroliers. Newly promoted USS keeps the fourth position with three games lost.
gschID: 239435



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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 Jrs16.5 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol15.3 
 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.8.1 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.4 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
 10. Lewis, Marinos6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.2 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 7. Laprovittola, Lanus3.8 
 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. Washam, Regatas C.1.4 
 7. Boccia, Lanus1.4 
 8. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 9. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 10. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
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. Espinoza, Macae0.8 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce0.8 
 10. Weigand, Argentino0.8 


LigaA Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Regatas clinch second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Lanus - Penarol 68-64

Lanus rolled past Penarol to tie things up at 1-1 in the semifinal series. Penarol was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Penarol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. International point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (187-90) contributed with 20 points for the winners. International power forward Leonardo Gutierrez (201-78) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Penarol. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Lanus: N.Laprovittola 20+3reb, R.Battle 20+14reb+1ast, A.Boccia 11+5reb, C.Schattmann 6+4reb+1ast, W.McFarlan 4+4reb+1ast, F.Giorgi 2+1reb
Penarol: L.Gutierrez 19+7reb+1ast, M.Mata 16+8reb+2ast, F.Campazzo 9+5reb+2ast, S.Safar 5+3reb+1ast, L.Tischer 4+2reb, M.Leiva 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 239264


Regatas C. - Boca Jrs 78-70

Regatas handled Boca Juniors for the second time in a row to ensure a 2-0 lead in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Boca Juniors won second period 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Regatas Corrientes made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. American center Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (190-79) chipped in 22 points during the contest. American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican center Daniel Santiago (216-76, college: N.Mexico, agency: Priority Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: J.Meyinsse 22+6reb+1ast, P.Quinteros 22+4reb+2ast, J.Martinez 11+1reb+7ast, T.Washam 6+5reb+1ast, F.Kammerichs 5+5reb+2ast, N.Romano 5+5reb
Boca Jrs: J.DeGroat 25+10reb+1ast, P.Hopson 12+1reb+3ast, D.Santiago 10+11reb+1ast, F.Van Lacke 10+2reb, A.Diez 5+4reb, M.Stanic 3+1reb+4ast
gschID: 239263



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - ABA

State Standings
Big V
 1. Bulleen B. 4-0 
 2. Waverley F. 3-1 
 3. Werribee 3-1 
 4. Corio Bay 3-1 
 5. Diamond V.E. 2-2 
 6. Hume City 2-2 
 7. Eltham W. 2-2 
 8. Ringwood H. 1-3 
 9. Melbourne 0-4 
 10. Sherbrooke S. 0-4 
Central ABL
 1. W.Adelaide B. 3-0 
 2. C.District L. 2-0 
 3. Woodville W. 2-0 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 2-1 
 5. Forestville E. 1-1 
 6. Norwood F. 1-1 
 7. Southern T. 1-2 
 8. Sturt S. 1-2 
 9. Eastern M. 0-3 
 10. S.Adelaide P. 0-3 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2. Bundaberg B. 0-0 
 3. Cairns M. 0-0 
 4. Gladstone P. 0-0 
 5. Gold Coast R. 0-0 
 6. Ipswich F. 0-0 
 7. Mackay M. 0-0 
 8. Northside W. 0-0 
 9. Rockhampton 0-0 
 10. Suncoast 0-0 
 11. SW Metro P. 0-0 
 12. Toowoomba 0-0 
 13. Townsville H. 0-0 
SBL
 1. Lakeside L. 7-1 
 2. Perry Lakes H. 6-0 
 3. East Perth E. 6-1 
 4. Willetton T. 4-3 
 5. SW Slammers 4-3 
 6. Wanneroo W. 3-3 
 7. Mandurah M. 3-3 
 8. Stirling S. 3-3 
 9. Perth R. 3-3 
 10. Geraldton B. 3-4 
 11. Goldfield G. 2-4 
 12. Rockingham F. 1-6 
 13. Cockburn C. 1-6 
 14. Kalamunda E.S. 0-6 
SEABL-East
 1. Geelong S. 6-1 
 2. Dandenong 3-2 
 3. Canberra G. 3-3 
 4. Bendigo B. 3-3 
 5. Frankston B. 2-3 
 6. Sandringham S. 2-3 
 7. Brisbane S. 1-4 
SEABL-South
 1. Ballarat M. 4-1 
 2. Mt Gambier 4-2 
 3. Nunawading S. 3-1 
 4. Knox R. 3-3 
 5. NW Tasmania 2-2 
 6. Hobart C. 1-3 
 7. Kilsyth C. 1-4 
 8. Albury W.B. 1-4 
WARATAH
 1. Manly Warr. 5-0 
 2. Norths Bears 4-0 
 3. Sydney C. 4-1 
 4. Cent.Coast C. 3-1 
 5. Hornsby S. 3-2 
 6. Illawarra H. 2-2 
 7. Bankstown B. 2-2 
 8. Newcastle H. 2-3 
 9. Parramatta W. 2-4 
 10. Colonial Hotel 1-3 
 11. Maitland M. 1-3 
 12. Hills H. 1-4 
 13. Sutherland S. 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 6

BIG V

Apr. 20: Diamond V.E. - Ringwood H.
Apr. 20: Sherbrooke S. - Melbourne
Apr. 20: Hume City - Waverley F.
Apr. 20: Bulleen B. - Corio Bay
Apr. 21: Werribee - Eltham W.

Central ABL

Apr. 19: Norwood F. - Woodville W.
Apr. 20: Eastern M. - C.District L.
Apr. 20: Norwood F. - N.Adelaide R.
Apr. 20: Southern T. - S.Adelaide P.
Apr. 20: Woodville W. - W.Adelaide B.
Apr. 20: Forestville E. - Sturt S.

SBL

Apr. 19: Willetton T. - East Perth E. 95-90
Apr. 19: SW Slammers - Lakeside L. 84-79
Apr. 19: Rockingham F. - Cockburn C. 109-96
Apr. 20: Geraldton B. - Perth R.
Apr. 20: Goldfield G. - Perry Lakes H.
Apr. 20: Wanneroo W. - SW Slammers
Apr. 20: Mandurah M. - Kalamunda E.S.
Apr. 20: Cockburn C. - Willetton T.
Apr. 20: Stirling S. - Rockingham F.

SEABL

Apr. 19: Canberra G. - Hobart C.
Apr. 19: Mt Gambier - Albury W.B.
Apr. 20: Dandenong - NW Tasmania
Apr. 20: Brisbane S. - Hobart C.
Apr. 20: Sandringham S. - Albury W.B.
Apr. 20: Geelong S. - Ballarat M.
Apr. 20: Bendigo B. - Nunawading S.
Apr. 20: Kilsyth C. - Frankston B.
Apr. 21: Knox R. - Sandringham S.
Apr. 21: Ballarat M. - NW Tasmania

WARATAH

Apr. 20: Sydney C. - Manly Warr.
Apr. 20: Hornsby S. - Illawarra H.
Apr. 20: Maitland M. - Cent.Coast C.
Apr. 20: Newcastle H. - Bankstown B.
Apr. 20: Norths Bears - Hills H.
Apr. 21: Norths Bears - Sutherland S.
Apr. 21: Colonial Hotel - Hills H.


Stingrays Sign Import Anthony Kimble - by Eurobasket News

NEW Corio Bay import Anthony Kimble (196-F, college: Glenville St.) has arrived in Geelong as the Stingrays' Mr Fix It man.

The versatile Californian, who played college basketball in West Virginia, made his debut for the Stingrays last weekend in their 79-72 win over Hume City.

But unlike most imports who sign on as the marquee act, Kimble will be the spare parts man the Stingrays will call on to plug holes across the court.

Kimble regarded as a creative forward can play a variety of positions and is very strong defensively, meaning he gives Stingrays coach Dan Riches tremendous flexibility.

"Anthony got in touch with us and we decided to give him a trial," Riches said.

"He trained with us for a week and we had a meeting with him and had a discussion on the role we had for him.

"The role's a bit different to what most imports have, which is being a star player, he's got to plug holes and be a bit of a fill-in player here and there on the court.

"He was happy to accept that and, off the back of that, our coaching staff were happy to sign him.

"He was a type of player we were very happy to recruit."

Kimble said he had been welcomed by his new teammates and was looking forward to a strong season.

The Stingrays face the toughest task in Big V State Championship basketball when they travel

Templestowe to take on the unbeaten Bulleen Boomers tomorrow night.

The Boomers are top, while the Stingrays are fourth.

"They're loaded with talent," Riches said.

"They recruited very hard in the off-season, they've got a dynamite team and they're the championship favourites as far as we're concerned."

While the Stingrays will look for ways to counter star Bulleen import Mike Rose, Riches said his side needed more from Ma'alo Hicks this weekend. Above all, Riches said his side needed to improve defensively.

"We're expecting a lot more from Ma'alo Hicks on a consistent basis," he said.

"Ma'alo is a player who has got an amazing amount of potential and we're really looking to utilise his size and his speed."

Tip-off is 8pm.
Courtesy of: http://www.bigv.com.au



Congratulations Aaron Ralph - 200 Games - by Eurobasket News

Sun City Plumbing Geraldton Buccaneers local guard Aaron Ralph (198-G/F-89) will celebrate in front of his home crowd tonight, having played 200 SBL games.

The guard is in his eighth season of SBL action, having started back in 2006 with Geraldton.

In 200 games Ralph averages 9.44 points and 4.47 rebounds per game.

Having been relied on offensively more recently, Ralph has stepped up to average 19.88 points per game in the Buccs 2012 campaign where they narrowly missed out on finals action.

The SBL congratulates Aaron on reaching the 200 game milestone.
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



Shannon Erskine Set for 450th game - by Eurobasket News

By Mitch Rodd, Sunraysia Daily

Shannon Erskine (173-G-74) still remembers his debut match for the Mildura Mavericks as a skinny 18-year-old in Sydney, 1993.

As one of the youngsters of the side, he played just one minute of game time, but he never forgets the experience of flying to the NSW capital for three games in a weekend.

After playing with the Mavericks in the SEABL (South East Australian Basketball League) and now with the Mildura Heat in the Big V, the 38-year-old will play his 450th game on Saturday night against Altona.

Not that the man himself knew it was coming up.

"I didn't actually realise until I was told on Monday that it was my 450th this weekend," he admitted.

"It really just feels like the lead up to another game."

After 20 years at home and on the road for the Heat/Mavs have brought Erskine some cherished memories, but perhaps none bigger than their premierships.

The Hydraulic Solutions Heat are the reigning Division One champions, and were able to win the Division Three title in 2010.

"Being part of two premierships with the Heat and playing in two grand finals with the Mavs was pretty special," he said.

"I remember being part of some of those tougher road trips like Bendigo and Ballarat. If you could go there and come back with wins, you had earned them."

Erskine said he still loves the game as much now as when he first broke into the side.

"I still enjoy being out there and playing," he said.

"I love being part of the team, everyone gets along really well.

"You still keep in contact with some of the people you play with, and get along with people you haven't seen for years."

It is not known what the Mildura Basketball Association has organised for the special night, but the humble hero said he hoped it would all be "low key".

The 'r' word - retirement - is something that Erskine hasn't fully considered.

"The last few years I have gotten about halfway through the season and though 'this is it', but after you have a month off at the end of the season you feel ready to go again," he said.

"I think we can go a long way again this year. All the things we've been working seem to be falling into place, and we're getting better as we go.

"All the young kids are pretty quiet so we try to take them under our wing.

"That's also becoming more of the responsibility of those guys who have been together for a while now like Brent Symons, Dave Meyer, Mitch Bateman and Paul Adroitis.

"We should do alright, Altona have only won the one game, so if we can just build on the start of the season that we have had, hopefully we can get another win."
Tip off is at the Toyota Hothouse at 8pm.
Courtesy of: http://www.bigv.com.au



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  BELGIUM   

Standings - Division I

Ethias League Standings
 1. Oostende 18-7 
 2. M.Hainaut 16-9 
 3. Spirou 15-9 
 4. Aalstar 15-10 
 5. Antwerp 15-10 
 6. Leuven 8-16 
 7. Liege 8-17 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 4-21 

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 19: Antwerp - Spirou 74-70
Apr. 20: M.Hainaut - Aalstar 71-65
Apr. 19: Leuven - Oostende 68-97
Apr. 18: Liege - Verviers-Pep. 68-55

Regular Season: Round 26

Apr. 26: Oostende - Antwerp
Apr. 26: Spirou - M.Hainaut
Apr. 27: Aalstar - Liege
Apr. 28: Verviers-Pep. - Leuven


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, Aalstar18.3 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar17.7 
 4. Randle, Spirou17.6 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende17.5 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.4 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.8 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.1 
 10. Robinson, Leuven15.0 
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, Oostende6.6 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar6.2 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.1 
 6. Wright, Oostende6.1 
 7. Mukubu, Liege6.0 
 8. Aleksandrov, Assig.5.9 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp5.8 
 10. Ferguson, Vervier.5.8 
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.4.1 
 5. Randle, Spirou4.1 
 6. Raivio, Aalstar3.8 
 7. Thompson, Aalstar3.7 
 8. Moors, Antwerp3.6 
 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. Hanavan, Leuven2.0 
 4. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.9 
 6. Black, Antwerp1.9 
 7. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege1.7 
 9. Randle, Spirou1.6 
 10. Cage, M.Hainaut1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Verviers.
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ferguson, Verviers.1.2 
 2. Wilkinson, Oostende1.2 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.1 
 4. Riddick, Spirou1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Williamson, Liege0.7 
 7. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 8. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Mukubu, Liege0.5 


Ethias League Round 25: Spirou Charleroi is defeated by Antwerp Giants - by Eurobasket News

The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The game between second ranked Spirou Charleroi (15-9) and fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (15-10) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Spirou Charleroi was defeated by Antwerp Giants in a tough game in Antwerp 70-74. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-70. Antwerp Giants made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Spirou Charleroi turnovers and outrebounded them 33-19 including 23 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Spirou Charleroi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) stepped up and scored 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC) chipped in 20 points. At the losing side American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Antwerp Giants have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aalstar. Spirou Charleroi at the other side dropped to the third position with nine games lost. Antwerp Giants is looking forward to face league's leader Base Oostende on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Quaregnon. Second ranked host Belfius Mons-Hainaut (16-9) defeated 4th placed Okapi Aalstar (15-10) 71-65. American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) nailed 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Justin Cage accounted for 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) came up with 17 points and 7 assists for Okapi Aalstar in the defeat. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second place with 16-9 record having just two points less than leader Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Antwerp. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Spirou Charleroi (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Okapi Aalstar will play against Liege Basket in Liege and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Ethias League top team - Base Oostende (18-7) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Leuven Bears (8-16) 97-68. Matt Lojeski fired 25 points for the winners. Yannick Desiron produced 11 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Base Oostende. Defending champion maintains first place with 18-7 record. Loser Leuven Bears keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. Base Oostende will meet at home Antwerp Giants (#5) in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 25 bottom-ranked Verviers-Pep. lost to Liege on the opponent's court 55-68.


M.Hainaut - Aalstar 71-65

The game between Top Four teams took place in Quaregnon. Second ranked host Belfius Mons-Hainaut (16-9) defeated 4th placed Okapi Aalstar (15-10) 71-65. Okapi Aalstar was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 29-20 third quarter run of Belfius Mons-Hainaut. They made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) nailed 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Justin Cage (198-85, college: Xavier, agency: Priority Sports) accounted for 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) came up with 17 points and 7 assists and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Okapi Aalstar in the defeat. Belfius Mons-Hainaut maintains second place with 16-9 record having just two points less than leader Oostende. Okapi Aalstar at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Antwerp. Belfius Mons-Hainaut will play against Spirou Charleroi (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Okapi Aalstar will play against Liege Basket in Liege and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Bostic 24+7reb+1ast, J.Wallace 15+2reb+1ast, J.Cage 12+9reb+4ast, B.Qvale 12+6reb, Q.Taylor 5+3reb, M.Randle 2+7reb
Aalstar: D.Raivio 17+4reb+7ast, J.Tofi 12+9reb, C.Young 10+5reb, T.Dreesen 9+2reb, R.Thompson 9+3reb+1ast, A.Ruoff 5+3reb
gschID: 187348


Antwerp - Spirou 74-70

The game between second ranked Spirou Charleroi (15-9) and fifth ranked Antwerp Giants (15-10) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Spirou Charleroi was defeated by Antwerp Giants in a tough game in Antwerp 70-74. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-70. Antwerp Giants made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Spirou Charleroi turnovers and outrebounded them 33-19 including 23 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Spirou Charleroi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) stepped up and scored 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC) chipped in 20 points. At the losing side American swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Four Spirou Charleroi players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Antwerp Giants have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aalstar. Spirou Charleroi at the other side dropped to the third position with nine games lost. Antwerp Giants is looking forward to face league's leader Base Oostende on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spirou Charleroi will play against the league's second-placed Belfius Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: T.Black 20+3reb+2ast, R.Moors 20+6reb+2ast, B.Hopkins 15+3reb+1ast, J.Love 8+6reb, J.Mwema 5+5reb, Y.Driesen 4+4reb+3ast
Spirou: D.Green 13+5reb+1ast, D.Allen 12+3reb, C.Beghin 11+1reb+3ast, J.Randle 10+3reb+4ast, G.Dandridge 9+1ast, S.Massot 6
gschID: 187349


Leuven - Oostende 68-97

Ethias League top team - Base Oostende (18-7) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed sixth ranked Leuven Bears (8-16) 97-68. The game without a history. Base Oostende led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Leuven Bears' 36. Base Oostende forced 20 Leuven Bears turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Leuven Bears' players. American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) fired 25 points for the winners. His fellow American import Wesley Wilkinson (207-84, college: Nebraska) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Center Yannick Desiron (206-92) produced 11 points and 6 rebounds and forward Ruben Luyten (195-91) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Base Oostende. Defending champion maintains first place with 18-7 record. Loser Leuven Bears keep the sixth position with 16 games lost. Base Oostende will meet at home Antwerp Giants (#5) in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: M.Lojeski 25+4reb, M.Stojic 18+1reb+3ast, W.Wilkinson 15+9reb, V.Petrovic 9+2reb+1ast, B.Wright 7+3reb+2ast, J.Salumu 6+1reb+2ast
Leuven: R.Luyten 12+5reb, I.Hanavan 12+4reb, Y.Desiron 11+6reb+1ast, I.Aska 11+6reb, B.Burgess 9+5reb+1ast, T.Deroover 6
gschID: 187347


Liege - Verviers-Pep. 68-55

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster's (4-21) road loss to seventh ranked Liege Basket (8-17) 55-68 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Liege Basket. VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to win second period 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded VOO Verviers-Pepinster 36-24 including a 18-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The former international point guard Lionel Bosco (176-81, agency: Court Side) fired 7 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. International power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (206-89, agency: LBM Management) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. American center Chris Ferguson (206-89, college: Mid-Continent) produced 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks and Serbian center Dragan Tubak (217-87) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Liege Basket maintains seventh place with 8-17 record. VOO Verviers-Pepinster lost their seventh game in a row. They stay dead last with 21 lost games. Liege Basket will meet higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liege: I.Iarochevitch 14+6reb, W.Boss Mukubu 13+2reb+3ast, G.Ware 11+6reb+1ast, G.Hockins 9+2reb+1ast, L.Bosco 7+9reb+7ast, C.Banks 6+4reb+4ast
Verviers-Pep.: D.Tubak 13+4reb, C.Ferguson 11+6reb, M.Zakharov 10+2reb+1ast, B.Penninck 6+2reb+1ast, Y.Moray 5+5reb, S.Maio 4+2reb+6ast
gschID: 187346



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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.20.4 
 3. Day, Uberlandia18.8 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha18.5 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.18.0 
 6. Smith, Pinheiro.17.5 
 7. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.2 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.17.0 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.16.8 
 10. Antonio, S.Jose/U.16.8 
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.8.6 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia7.7 
 5. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.5 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 7. Becker, S.Jose/U.7.2 
 8. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.2 
 9. Teichmann, Franca7.0 
 10. Silveira, Flamengo6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.7.6 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.5 
 3. Collum, Uberlandia5.7 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.5 
 5. Silva, Uberlandia5.2 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia4.5 
 7. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 8. Taylor, Bauru4.4 
 9. Smith, Pinheiro.4.2 
 10. Lima, Limeira4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe RIBEIRO
  Basque.
  (201-F-79)
  Avg: 0.3
 1. Ribeiro, Basque.0.3 
 2. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 3. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 5. Campos, Suzano0.1 
 6. Ferreira, Pinheiro.0.1 
 7. Castellar, Limeira0.1 
 8. Mortari, Pinheiro.0.1 
 9. Luz dos Sant., Fra.0.1 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasi.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.2.1 
 3. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 4. Campos, Suzano1.9 
 5. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.9 
 6. Taylor, Bauru1.8 
 7. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 8. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 9. Ribeiro, Basque.1.7 
 10. Day, Uberlandia1.7 



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  BULGARIA   

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 24-3 
 2. Levski Sofia 22-4 
 3. Balkan 18-9 
 4. Rilski Sportist 16-10 
 5. Tundja Yambol 13-14 
 6. Cherno More 12-15 
 7. Beroe 11-15 
 8. Chernomorets 10-16 
 9. Spartak Pleven 6-21 
 10. U20 1-26 

Regular Season: Round 27

Apr. 20: Tundja Yambol - Cherno More 80-86
Apr. 20: Spartak Pleven - Balkan 78-74
Apr. 20: U20 - Lukoil Academik 57-81
Apr. 24: Rilski Sportist - Beroe
Apr. 24: Chernomorets - Levski Sofia


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.5 
 2. Tyler, Chernomo.19.0 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.9 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.6 
 5. Smith, Rilski S.16.6 
 6. Marinovic, Levski16.5 
 7. Milosevic, Tundja16.0 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.15.9 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.15.9 
 10. Boev, Chernomore.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.13.7 
 2. Milosevic, Tundja9.5 
 3. Galiotos, Perister.9.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan8.7 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.8 
 6. Marintchechk., Spa.7.4 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.4 
 8. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.1 
 9. Gugino, Rilski S.6.7 
 10. Agre, Spartak6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Marinovic, Levski5.7 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.6 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.5.0 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.6 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.3 
 7. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.2 
 8. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.0 
 9. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.9 
 10. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (187-PG-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.2 
 2. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.2 
 4. Green, Spirou2.1 
 5. Gugino, Rilski S.2.0 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Kostov, Levski S.1.9 
 8. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.9 
 9. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.9 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Chernomo.
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Chernomo.3.1 
 2. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.4 
 3. Hart, Beroe1.3 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 5. Dupree, Rilski S.1.2 
 6. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 9. Radev, Beroe0.7 
 10. Galiotos, Periste.0.7 



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
 1. Bambuqueros 21-8 
 2. Bucaros 20-9 
 3. Once Caldas 17-12 
 4. Piratas 16-13 
 5. Academia 14-15 
 6. Aguilas 11-18 
 7. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 8. Halcones 6-22 

Second Stage: Round 1

Apr. 19: Once Caldas - Piratas 81-83
Apr. 19: Bambuqueros - Aguilas 113-81
Apr. 19: Bucaros - Academia 100-88


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 29 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Bukaros using the size of Hernandez and Trocha to rule the boards defeated the Academia in the opener of the PBD 2013 second phase, Academia felt the absence of Desmond Blue , the new comer Brandon Crawford grabbed 14 rebounds, Bukaros Philip Brooks (188-G-84, college: Langston) and L. Gilber scored 25 pts each to guided the yellow squad, John Hernandez had another strong performance with 17 rebounds
Bukaros Freskaleche 100 - P. Brooks 25pts, L. Gilbert 25 pts
Academia de la Montana 88 - C. Chavez 21 pts.

Bambuqueros was a machine using all its fire power to defeat the Aguilas de Tunja in Neiva, Aguilas going through many changes did not look competitive in the first half against the strong Bambuqueros squad, Stalin Ortiz and Joe Dunn finished with 26 pts each.
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 113 - S. Ortiz 26 pts, J. Dunn 26 pts
Aguilas de Tunja 81 - Y. Fernandez 22 pts.

Piratas stole a big win as visitor defeating the Manizales OC 83-81 thanks to a last bucket made by Tayron Thomas, the OC had the debut of the Dominican forward Rome Sanders.
Manizales OC 81
Piratas de Bogota 83.




ROME SANDERS ADDS MANIZALES OC - by Victor Garcia

Manizales OC keeps working to improve its line up, the managing agreed terms with the Dominican forward Rome Sanders (203-F/C-84, college: Florida A&M) to strenght the post up game of the Manizales team.
Sanders will take the place of Jermaine Abraham who was released by the team.
Sanders played college at Florida A&M and is playing pro from the 2007, has played in Portugal Chile and the Domincan Republic.
Sanders made his debut against the Piratas.



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 7

Apr. 20: KK Zagreb - Alkar Sinj 90-84
Apr. 20: Cedevita - Cibona 78-69
Apr. 20: Zadar - Jolly 71-73
Apr. 20: KK Split - Kvarner 2010 65-67

Second Stage: Round 8

Apr. 24: Cibona - Kvarner 2010
Apr. 24: KK Split - Alkar Sinj
Apr. 24: KK Zagreb - Jolly
Apr. 24: Zadar - Cedevita


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Ross, Jolly21.8 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.17.1 
 3. Budimir, Osjecki15.2 
 4. Skific, Kvarner15.0 
 5. Rembert, Krizevci14.9 
 6. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.9 
 7. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 8. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 9. Mrva, Jolly14.5 
 10. Peraica, Darda14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mate MRVA
  Jolly
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Mrva, Jolly7.3 
 2. Radic, Kvarner 20107.2 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.9 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.5 
 6. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 7. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 8. Ross, Jolly5.2 
 9. Krapic, KK Zagreb5.1 
 10. Krstanovic, Krize.5.1 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly3.9 
 4. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 5. Blajic, Djuro D.3.4 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 7. Car, KK Zagreb3.0 
 8. Pesut, Zabok3.0 
 9. Segaric, KK Zagreb3.0 
 10. Rembert, Krizevci2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ross, Jolly2.8 
 2. Car, KK Zagreb1.8 
 3. Peric, Dubrovnik1.5 
 4. Krivec, Kvarner1.5 
 5. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 6. Batina, Djuro D.1.3 
 7. Petrovic, KK Zagreb1.3 
 8. Pesut, Zabok1.3 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.3 
 10. Glavinic, Sloboda1.3 
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. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.6 
 7. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 8. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 
 9. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 10. Halilovic, KK Za.0.6 


Ronald Ross claims Croatian A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Ronald Ross (188-G-83, agency: LUMANI 10.7) put on an amazing game in the last round for Jolly and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage).
The 29-year old guard had the game-high 29 points adding five rebounds and two assists for Jolly in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Zadar (#3, 5-2) 73-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Jolly maintains the 4th position in Croatian A1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Jolly will need more victories to improve their 4-3 record. In the team's last game Ross had a remarkable 52.9% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Jolly and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Texas Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Ross is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.8ppg. Ross is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 5.2rpg), assists (3rd best: 3.9apg) and averages solid 2.8spg and 57.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old forward Ante Krapic (205-F-85) of KK Zagreb. Krapic impressed basketball fans with 27 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for KK Zagreb to edge Alkar Sinj (#8, 0-7) by 6 points 90-84. KK Zagreb's 7th position in the standings has not changed. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory KK Zagreb managed to get this Second Stage. Krapic is a newcomer at KK Zagreb 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 14.9ppg (#6). He also registered 5.1 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Romeo Travis (201-PF-84) of Zadar (#3). Travis scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Travis' great performance Zadar lost 71-73 to #4 ranked Jolly. 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 Zadar needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 2 lost games. Travis has a very solid season. In 7 games in Croatia he scored 15.3ppg. He also has 6.7rpg and 2.6spg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikola Gaurina (199-G-83) of Alkar Sinj - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Filip Kraljevic (212-F-89) of KK Split - 20 points and 4 rebounds
6. Antonio Bilic (190-G-86) of Alkar Sinj - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 11 assists
7. Dario Saric (208-F/C-94) of Cibona - 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) of KK Zagreb - 10 points and 11 rebounds
9. Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) of KK Split - 7 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Bracey Wright (191-G-84) of Cedevita - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 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)



Mavra leaves KK Split - by Eurobasket News

19-year old shooting guard Dominik Mavra (191-94) left KK Split (A1). But in only one game he did not score anything. Mavra also played 7 games in Adriatic League where he averaged just 1.9ppg and 1.3rpg this season. He also played at KK Zagreb earlier that season. In 8 games he had only 1.4ppg and 1.0apg. Mavra also spent pre-season at Jolly earlier that year. Mavra represented Croatia at the European Championships U18 in Lithuania last year.
He has played previously for two other Croatia teams: KK Zadar and Sus.-Moslavina.
Mavra is described as: A big guard who has good offensive skills and an enough solid body to grab rebounds and be effective inside.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @yugobasket)



A1 Round 7 (Second Stage): Cibona loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News

A1 is at the halfway of the Second Stage and there are still another 7 rounds left.

Round 7 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Zagreb where host Cedevita (6-1) beat league's leader Cibona (6-1) 78-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cibona. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cibona won third quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cibona 40-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Marino Bazdaric (195-78) chipped in 10 points and 12 rebounds. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) produced 17 points for lost side. Cedevita have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Cibona. Cibona will play next round against Kvarner 2010 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Cedevita will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked KK Zadar on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Zadar. Fourth ranked Jolly (4-3) saved a 2-point derby victory on the road edging 3rd placed KK Zadar (5-2) 73-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of KK Zadar. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: LUMANI 10.7) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds. Luka Katura contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for KK Zadar. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Jolly maintains fourth place with 4-3 record. KK Zadar at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. Jolly will play against KK Zagreb (#7) on the road in the next round. KK Zadar will play against the league's leader Cedevita (#1) in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Split between Kvarner 2010 and KK Split. Sixth ranked Kvarner 2010 (3-4) got a very close victory on the road over 4th placed KK Split (3-4). Kvarner 2010 managed to escape with a 2-point win 67-65 in the fight for the fifth place. It was a great evening for Ivica Radic who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. Kvarner 2010's coach Vladimir Anzulovic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Filip Kraljevic responded with 20 points and 8 blocks. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated KK Split. Kvarner 2010 will meet league's second-placed Cibona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Split will play against Alkar Sinj and hope to secure a win.
KK Zagreb can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Alkar Sinj (0-7) 90-84. It was an exceptional evening for Ante Krapic who led the winners and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Zagreb maintains seventh place with 1-6 record. It was Alkar Sinj's seventh loss in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. KK Zagreb's next round opponent will be higher ranked Jolly (#4) in Sibenik and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alkar Sinj will play on the road against KK Split (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

The best stats of 7th round was 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by Mate Mrva of Jolly.


Zadar - Jolly 71-73

Important game to mention about took place in Zadar. Fourth ranked Jolly (4-3) saved a 2-point derby victory on the road edging 3rd placed KK Zadar (5-2) 73-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of KK Zadar. KK Zadar was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 19-16 charge of Jolly, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: LUMANI 10.7) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Luka Katura (194-89) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Marko Ramljak (201-93, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for KK Zadar. Four KK Zadar players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Jolly maintains fourth place with 4-3 record. KK Zadar at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. Jolly will play against KK Zagreb (#7) on the road in the next round. KK Zadar will play against the league's leader Cedevita (#1) in Zagreb and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 29+5reb+2ast, L.Katura 10+5reb+1ast, T.Gabric 9+1reb, J.Naletilic 8+4reb, M.Mrva 7+4reb+1ast, D.Vrsaljko 6
Zadar: R.Travis 15+7reb+3ast, M.Ramljak 12+5reb+1ast, B.Krasic 10+4reb+2ast, A.Delas 10+3reb+1ast, J.Nurkic 8+5reb+2ast, T.Prostran 8+2reb
gschID: 236371


KK Split - Kvarner 2010 65-67

A very close game took place in Split between Kvarner 2010 and KK Split. Sixth ranked Kvarner 2010 (3-4) got a very close victory on the road over 4th placed KK Split (3-4). Kvarner 2010 managed to escape with a 2-point win 67-65 in the fight for the fifth place. The guests trailed by 18 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Kvarner 2010 dominated on the defensive end, holding KK Split to just 7 points in third quarter. It was a great evening for forward Ivica Radic (208-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Jure Skific (202-88) helped adding 18 points. Kvarner 2010's coach Vladimir Anzulovic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side forward Filip Kraljevic (212-89, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 20 points and 8 blocks and swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) scored 7 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated KK Split. Kvarner 2010 will meet league's second-placed Cibona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KK Split will play against Alkar Sinj and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: J.Skific 18+2reb, I.Radic 16+5reb, D.Cinac 11+6reb, H.Sirko 7+5reb+1ast, B.Krivec 7+4reb+7ast, D.Stipcic 6+3reb
KK Split: F.Kraljevic 20+4reb, I.Siriscevic 13+7reb+1ast, I.Mimica 12+2reb, T.Katic 8+6reb+5ast, J.Sobin 7+11reb+6ast, E.Reinholt 5+1reb
gschID: 236373


KK Zagreb - Alkar Sinj 90-84

KK Zagreb can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Alkar Sinj (0-7) 90-84. Alkar Sinj was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 25-17 charge of KK Zagreb, which allowed them to win the game. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. KK Zagreb outrebounded Alkar Sinj 39-20 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for forward Ante Krapic (205-85) who led the winners and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Ivan Novacic (201-85) accounted for 22 points for the winning side. Four KK Zagreb players scored in double figures. Guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) came up with 23 points and guard Antonio Bilic (190-86) added 11 points and 11 assists respectively for Alkar Sinj in the defeat. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Zagreb maintains seventh place with 1-6 record. It was Alkar Sinj's seventh loss in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. KK Zagreb's next round opponent will be higher ranked Jolly (#4) in Sibenik and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alkar Sinj will play on the road against KK Split (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb: A.Krapic 27+6reb, I.Novacic 22+4reb+1ast, M.Car 20+3reb+3ast, M.Halilovic 10+11reb+1ast, M.Poscic 6+12reb+2ast, I.Milekovic 3+2ast
Alkar Sinj: N.Gaurina 23+4reb+3ast, J.Matic 15+6reb+1ast, A.Bilic 11+2reb+11ast, S.Modric 9+3reb+4ast, L.Zitko 7+2reb+2ast, Z.Zupic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 236372


Cedevita - Cibona 78-69

Round 7 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Zagreb where host Cedevita (6-1) beat league's leader Cibona (6-1) 78-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cibona. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cibona won third quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cibona 40-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) fired 19 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Marino Bazdaric (195-78) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) produced 17 points and international power forward Dario Saric (208-94) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cedevita have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Cibona. Cibona will play next round against Kvarner 2010 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Cedevita will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked KK Zadar on the road.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: P.Suput 19+2reb+1ast, B.Wright 19+5reb+9ast, M.Tomas 10+5reb+1ast, M.Bazdaric 10+12reb, L.Andric 9, D.Kitchen 7+7reb+1ast
Cibona: J.Blassingame 17+4reb+3ast, D.Saric 13+6reb+3ast, S.Nicevic 12+4reb, D.Strawberry 10+5reb, H.Kovacevic 8+5reb+2ast, A.Zizic 5+1reb
gschID: 236370



Marko Tomas could be facing imprisonment for the assault on a fan - by Dajana Karl

KK Cedevita Zagreb's guard Marko Tomas (201-G-85) just received criminal charges for the physical assault on the Cibona's fan M. S. which occurred after the final game of Kresimir Cosic Cup. Medical report states that the fan had a concussion, contusion of the head, shoulders and back.

Tomas is being charged with a crime against life and body, and this act is defined and punishable under Article 118 of the Criminal Code.
If the judge accepts the allegations in the criminal charge, Marko Tomas could face 6 months to 5 years in prison.

He was already fined 20 000 kunas and got suspension by Croatian Basketball Federation.





The very last game as Dalmatia Lions - by Dajana Karl

Extremely unfortunate financial situation has led Croatian B league team, KK Dalmatia Lions, to the very end. Croatian basketball portal kosarka.org published their entire statement.

"Dear sport friends,

As we are faced with, unfortunately, the most serious problem in sport in Split, unable to fund further team's work and the neglect of sport team structure for our team, we are forced to on Sunday, April 04 at 8:30 pm play the Lion's last round. Unfortunately, the last ever.

We reached the end of our adventure. In a situation where we have been ideal, and went unarmed to the machinery of sinecure, neglect and corruption, we have come to an end. Simply, after too much energy, focusing and thinking, which are spent on everything that surrounds the sport, and has nothing to do with it, we no longer have the strength. We are putting the tail between our legs and admitting: The Lions are on their knees. The system has won. Cheers to incompetent sinecure, sports mobsters and parasites which our sport, and 99.9% of the sport in the city of Split led to where we are. At the bottom.

The last round in Lions' jersey is being played on Sunday, April 21 at 8:30 pm, large arena Gripe. Maybe it's okay to go with a big BANG. Against A1 team, Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik.

We saved a few surprises for the audience. We prepared ourselves to leave everything on the court for the last time.

We are inviting these very few people who still believe in the purity of the sport, to come on Sunday at the large arena Gripe. Come, watch, support. We need a little sparkle to this gloomy time. We need for all of you who have ever skipped these notices we sent to come. To applaud. To feed us those 40 minutes. Because .... in the end we are with the power. Maybe we are too bent under the yoke of hope for a better tomorrow. That we know is coming.

Lions for the last time. Sunday, 20:30, large Arena Gripe.

Ticket is10 kunas. A small price to once again feel that this is part of the essence of the ideal.

A big thank you goes to all partners, sponsors, colleagues, employees, institutions and individuals who have been with us for these 12 years. Everyone who gave us their hands when needed and everyone who brought up a piece of themselves in blue - yellow history.

Coaches, players and management of KK Dalmatia Lions"

Please come and show your support.




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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Bolds, BC Kolin18.2 
 3. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 5. Meno, USK Praha17.0 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Fields, Levice16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.15.9 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.8 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.9 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.5 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.7.3 
 7. Simmons, Levice7.3 
 8. Wilson, NH Ostrava6.9 
 9. Bolds, BC Kolin6.9 
 10. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin6.0 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 6. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 7. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 8. Carter, CEZ N.4.2 
 9. Sanders, BK Decin4.2 
 10. Venta, J.Hradec4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Ubilla, BC Kolin2.1 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 5. Bolds, BC Kolin1.9 
 6. Ames, NH Ostrava1.9 
 7. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 9. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
 10. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Levice
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Nuhanovic, Levice1.6 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.6 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 5. Simmons, Levice0.9 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 7. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 


NBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 81-82

NH Ostrava was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 18-13 third quarter run of BC Kolin. It was a great shooting night for BC Kolin especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. American guard Demarius Bolds (190-84, college: Missouri Western, agency: I.D.S. Law) nailed 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Puerto Rican-American guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) accounted for 16 points and 6 assists. Bolds is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five BC Kolin players scored in double figures. American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) added 9 points, 7 assists and 4 steals respectively for NH Ostrava in the defeat.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: M.Kriz 20+3reb+1ast, D.Bolds 20+9reb+4ast, E.Ubilla 16+4reb+6ast, S.Zuzak 16+8reb, R.Field 10+9reb+1ast, T.Vyoral 0+1ast
NH Ostrava: J.Stehlik 17, A.Ciz 14+3reb+3ast, J.Wilson 14+12reb+1ast, M.Gniadek 9+6reb+3ast, R.Ames 9+4reb+7ast, A.Dufault 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 239154


BK Prostejov - Levice 86-74

The game was mostly controlled by BK Prostejov. Levice managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Levice helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Slovakian Roman Marko (194-86) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. At the losing side Slovenian center Salih Nuhanovic (208-82) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: K.Svrdlik 19+12reb+2ast, R.Marko 16+6reb+4ast, D.Pandula 14+5reb+1ast, J.Bohacik 12+1reb+2ast, O.Kohout 10+7reb+1ast, V.Bratcenkov 7+3reb
Levice: S.Nuhanovic 23+5reb+1ast, B.Fields 19+6reb+1ast, W.Kemp 13+5reb+1ast, B.Addison 6, R.Grznar 6+1reb, J.Simmons 4+13reb+1ast
gschID: 239153


BK Decin - BK Pardubice 101-89

The game was mostly controlled by BK Decin. BK Pardubice was better in fourth quarter 29-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Decin shot 64.7 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for BK Decin especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by BK Pardubice helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international Jakub Houska (207-82) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Michal Carnecky (184-85) answered with 24 points and 5 assists and American center Travis Nelson (208-87, college: Minnesota St.) added 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for BK Pardubice. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: L.Sanders 23+4reb+8ast, P.Pope 18+2reb+4ast, J.Houska 17+6reb+2ast, A.Alic 14+4reb, M.Soukup 12+2reb+5ast, L.Stria 7+2reb+2ast
BK Pardubice: M.Carnecky 24+3reb+5ast, T.Nelson 16+3reb, Z.Pospisil 11+5reb, E.Zabas 10+2reb+6ast, O.Peterka 10+1reb+2ast, L.Kotas 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 239152


CEZ Nymburk - USK Praha 103-58

The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding USK Praha to just 6 points in third quarter. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to USK Praha's 20. They outrebounded USK Praha 41-21 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for CEZ Nymburk especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CEZ Nymburk made 8 blocks. Slovakian power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) fired 15 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Nigerian-American guard Michael Efevberha (197-84, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. Forward Michal Vocetka (198-89) produced 18 points and point guard Lukas Festr (185-94) added 10 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: R.Rancik 15+3reb+3ast, M.Efevberha 14+5reb+1ast, T.Carter 13+3reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 12+4reb+2ast, V.Hruban 11+1reb+1ast, P.Benda 11+4reb+1ast
USK Praha: M.Vocetka 18+2reb, M.Sotnar 11+1reb, L.Festr 10+3reb+5ast, S.Votroubek 9+2reb, M.Mares 5, J.Stariat 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 239151



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New coach in Naestved - by Thomas Soltau

Team FOG Naestved finished a somewhat disappointing season, having gotten used to being in the TOP3 the last few years. Now it is back to the drawing-board. The players this year did not seem to match well together, some performed well under the level of what was expected and some left the team.

The club was decided to go in a new direction, as head coach Geoff Kotila called it quits after 5 years. Felix Banobre is the new man in charge. It will be interesting to see what changes he will make and what style of play he will implement in order to improve on a 13-14 regular season and a 0-3 first round play-off exit.





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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Texas L.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Texas L.22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Ft.Wayne.22.1 
 3. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.2 
 4. Goudelock, LA La.21.2 
 5. Mack, Atlanta H.20.1 
 6. Samuels, Hapoel J.19.8 
 7. Joseph, San A.19.4 
 8. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.3 
 9. Jones, Houston R.19.0 
 10. Nichols, Sioux F.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Texas L.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Texas L.12.6 
 2. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.11.8 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 6. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 7. Jackson, Austin T.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, Cocodrilos6.5 
 6. Karl, Idaho S.6.3 
 7. Quinn, Cleveland C.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.5.6 
 9. McNeal, Utah Jazz5.5 
 10. Joseph, San A.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin HOLIDAY
  Philadel.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holiday, Philadel.2.4 
 2. 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.1.8 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Murry, Rio G.1.7 
 9. Liggins, Oklah.Ci.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. Armstrong, Santa C.2.2 
 5. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 8. Daniels, Rio G.2.0 
 9. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 10. Williams, Texas L.2.0 



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.5 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.3 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Clavell, Kouvot20.0 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto19.1 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.1 
 10. Thornton, FoKoPo17.0 
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, Kauhajoki9.6 
 4. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 5. Giles, KTP9.4 
 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: 6.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto6.4 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.6 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.1 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.7 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.5 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.9 
 9. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 10. Virtanen, Kataja3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 4. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 5. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 6. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 8. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 9. Watson, Kauhajoki1.5 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sefton BARRETT
  KTP
  (196-SF-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 2. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 3. Giles, KTP1.1 
 4. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 6. Jones, LrNM.0.9 
 7. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.9 
 8. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Top-4 Teams: Bisons, Karhu, Kataja, KTP - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Q-finals, Game # 4: What a game at Kauhajoki! Local Karhu getting a dream start and leading after the opening quarter by 15 points (29-14). But visitor Pyrinto from Tampere woke up in time and the game was tied 39-39 during the half time. After 30 minutes Pyrinto was ahead by one (59-60) and still at 37:48 Pyrinto was leading 72-74. Then J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87, college: Cleveland St.) and Henri Hirvikoski (191-G/F-86) made both 3-pointers and Karhu was leading by four (78-74, time 38:48). Hirvikoski made two FTs (80-74, 39:13) and Karhu got still six more points from FT-line and 86-78 means 3-1 for Karhu. Pyrinto starts the summer vacation and Karhu is first time ever in the semi-finals!
At Lappeenranta local YMCA won the first quarter vs Kataja (Joensuu) 21-16, but Kataja crushed the hosts during the second quarter 6-25 and won 66-76 (27-41). 3-1 for Kataja and all four teams are known for semi-finals. They are: Bisons (Loimaa), Karhu (Kauhajoki), Kataja (Joensuu) and KTP (Kotka). It will be Bisons vs Karhu and Kataja vs KTP in the semi-finals.

Karhu - Pyrinto 86-78 (39-39). (J'Nathan Bullock 21/10, Giordan Watson 17/7a, Ilkka Vuori 14, Henri Hirvikoski 13 - Lamonte Ulmer 23, Damon Williams 16/8. A: 1007).
YMCA LPR - Kataja 66-76 (27-41). (Jason Conley 17, Antti Niskanen 12, Matt Gibson 11 - Antti Kanervo 14, Jonte Flowers 13, Petri Virtanen 12, Johnell Smith 12/6a.A: 761).



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  FRANCE   

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 20: Dijon - Strasbourg 84-69
Apr. 20: Orleans - Le Mans 83-67
Apr. 20: Cholet - Chalon 79-78
Apr. 20: Limoges - Paris-Levallois 79-61
Apr. 20: Le Havre - Roanne 78-70
Apr. 20: Boulazac - Nanterre 75-63
Apr. 20: ASVEL - Gravelines 67-65
Apr. 20: Poitiers - Nancy


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 24-8 
 2. Evreux 23-9 
 3. Chalons-Reims 21-11 
 4. Boulogne 20-12 
 5. Le Portel 20-12 
 6. Fos Ouest 20-12 
 7. Rouen 19-13 
 8. Antibes 19-13 
 9. Bourg 17-15 
 10. Maurienne 16-16 
 11. Lille 16-16 
 12. Hyeres-Toulon 15-17 
 13. St Quentin 14-18 
 14. Denain 12-20 
 15. St Vallier 10-22 
 16. Nantes 10-22 
 17. Bordeaux 7-25 
 18. Charleville 5-27 

Regular Season: Round 32

Apr. 20: Boulogne - Lille 99-74
Apr. 19: Chalons-Reims - Nantes 96-68
Apr. 19: Rouen - Charleville 90-77
Apr. 19: Evreux - St Vallier 87-62
Apr. 19: Fos Ouest - Bourg 84-62
Apr. 19: Antibes - Denain 83-68
Apr. 19: Bordeaux - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 80-94
Apr. 19: Hyeres-Toulon - Maurienne 75-71
Apr. 19: St Quentin - Le Portel 104-96


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Brown, Maurienne21.3 
 2. Flowers, Denain21.0 
 3. Booker, St Vallier19.1 
 4. Blue, Antibes18.9 
 5. Wood, Evreux18.7 
 6. Siggers, Lille18.1 
 7. McKines, Rouen17.6 
 8. Hannah, Evreux17.2 
 9. Sanders, Hermosillo17.2 
 10. Hilliard, Antibes17.2 
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, Denain8.9 
 5. Lesieu, St Quentin8.8 
 6. McKines, Rouen8.8 
 7. Wyatte, Bordeaux8.4 
 8. Jackson, Pau-La.8.2 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.8 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Craven, St Vallier6.8 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.5 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.0 
 4. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.8 
 5. Huffman, Antibes5.4 
 6. Dumas, Bourg5.4 
 7. McIntosh, Feni I.5.4 
 8. Hannah, Evreux5.2 
 9. Da Silva, Rouen5.1 
 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. Flowers, Denain1.9 
 5. Sonko, Bourg1.8 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel1.8 
 7. Siggers, Lille1.8 
 8. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 9. Hannah, Evreux1.7 
 10. Hachad, Fos Ouest1.7 
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. Johnson, Chalons-.1.1 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.1 
 6. Chism, Maurienne1.0 
 7. Blue, Antibes1.0 
 8. Burrell, Chalons-.1.0 
 9. Ho You Fat, Evreux1.0 
 10. Sane, Hyeres-Tou.0.9 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Orchy 23-5 
 2. Souffel 20-9 
 3. Vichy 20-9 
 4. Blois 18-10 
 5. Cognac 17-11 
 6. Monaco 17-11 
 7. La Rochelle 16-12 
 8. Quimper 16-13 
 9. Rueil 15-14 
 10. Sorgues 13-15 
 11. Chartres 12-16 
 12. Angers BC 49 11-17 
 13. St Chamond 11-17 
 14. Challans 10-18 
 15. Rennes 7-21 
 16. CFBB 0-28 

Regular Season: Round 32

Apr. 20: Sorgues - Cognac 97-100
Apr. 20: Challans - CFBB 93-63
Apr. 20: Chartres - Rueil 85-75
Apr. 20: Blois - Quimper 84-81
Apr. 20: Monaco - Orchy 79-73
Apr. 20: Angers BC 49 - Souffel 60-63
Apr. 20: Rennes - Vichy 47-74


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.7 
 2. Raji, Quimper17.0 
 3. Cole, La Rochelle17.0 
 4. Kaunisto, Blois17.0 
 5. Hill, Angers BC 4916.9 
 6. Pene, Rennes16.4 
 7. Herard, Challans16.4 
 8. Inglis, CFBB16.2 
 9. Ocokoljic, Rueil16.2 
 10. Petrovic, Orchy16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.2 
 2. Raji, Quimper8.1 
 3. Alingue, Souffel8.0 
 4. Tornato, Blois7.8 
 5. Cole, La Rochelle7.7 
 6. Diame, Rueil7.3 
 7. Inglis, CFBB7.2 
 8. N''Diaye, Souffel7.2 
 9. Sall, Rennes7.1 
 10. Caskill, Cognac7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Christophe, Monaco7.0 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 4. Rathieuville, Chal.5.3 
 5. Fellah, Angers B.4.8 
 6. Brochard, Blois4.6 
 7. Thomas, Vichy4.5 
 8. Inglis, CFBB4.0 
 9. Sahraoui, La Roche.4.0 
 10. Minet, Souffel3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.4 
 2. Davis, Blois2.1 
 3. Bennett, Monaco1.9 
 4. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.6 
 5. Christophe, Monaco1.6 
 6. Saounera, Rueil1.6 
 7. Mouillard, Cognac1.6 
 8. Thibedore, Quimper1.6 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.6 
 10. Rathieuville, Cha.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.4 
 4. Tornato, Blois1.3 
 5. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 6. Alingue, Souffel1.2 
 7. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 8. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 9. Kolb, Quimper0.8 
 10. Smock, CFBB0.8 


Bernard King left Le Havre - by Eurobasket News

32-year old American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) left STB Le Havre (ProA). In 27 games he was third best scorer with impressive 16.6ppg and averaged 3.0rpg and 7.3apg (leader !!!) this season. A very impressive year as he was named to French ProA All-Star Game.
The most of last season King spent at Sluc Nancy. In 15 games he had 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to make it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup Semifinals. King also played at Chalons-Reims (ProB) that season. In 8 games he recorded 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Oklahoma Storm (USBL) in sixth round (47th overall).
King attended Texas A&M University and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he won Latvian League championship title in 2009. King was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team back in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. King has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel and Keravnos), Israel, Turkey (Antalya and Mersin) and Latvia (Ventspils).
He could be described: an athletic experienced and versatile natural swingman comfortable and skilled enough to effectively play the PG. Very productive and efficient scorer who shoots a high percentage from FG, 3-FG and FT. Creative and willing passer able to easily initiate offense for his teammates and himself.

By Eurobasket Data Center



NM1 Round 32: Leader Orchesien BC loses to Monaco - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NM1. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Orchesien BC (23-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of sixth ranked Monaco on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Monaco 79-73. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. Orchesien BC trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 14-8 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-79 at the end of the game. Monaco had a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Milutin Aleksic (203-82) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) chipped in 11 points and 11 assists. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Monaco (17-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cognac. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Monaco is looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against Blois (#4) and is hoping to win this game.
Twelfth-ranked Angers BC 49 (11-17) made lots of trouble for second ranked Souffelweyersheim (20-9). The visitors from Souffel. managed to secure only three-point victory 63-60. However their fans expected much easier game. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds. Abdoulaye N'Diaye contributed with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) replied with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Angers BC 49. Souffelweyersheim maintains second position with 20-9 record having just two points less than leader Orchy, which they share with Vichy. Angers BC 49 at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with St Chamond. Souffelweyersheim will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against Quimper UJAP (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Blois between Blois and Quimper UJAP. Fourth ranked Blois (18-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Quimper UJAP (16-13). Blois managed to escape with a 3-point win 84-81 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Jonathan Tornato who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds. Corey Raji responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Blois maintains fourth position with 18-10 record. Loser Quimper UJAP dropped to the eighth place with 13 games lost. Blois will meet league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play against Angers BC 49 (#12) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-28) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 93-63 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (10-18) in Challans. The winners were led by Fabien Herard who scored that evening 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Vendee Challans' coach Olivier Le Minor felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 10-18 record. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Monaco (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against La Rochelle (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Sorgues. Fifth ranked Cognac (17-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Sorgues (13-15) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Jean-Philippe Ludon who scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Cognac maintains fifth position with 17-11 record, which they share with Monaco. Loser Sorgues keeps the tenth place with 15 games lost. Cognac will face Chartres (#11) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Sorgues will play against Saint Chamond.

In the last two games of round 32 Rueil was defeated by Chartres in a road game 85-75. Rennes was smashed by Vichy at home 47-74.


Monaco - Orchy 79-73

Top ranked Orchesien BC (23-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of sixth ranked Monaco on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Monaco 79-73. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. Orchesien BC trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 14-8 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-79 at the end of the game. Monaco had a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Milutin Aleksic (203-82) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 assists. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for the guests. Monaco (17-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cognac. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Monaco is looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against Blois (#4) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Orchy: D.Petrovic 22+8reb+1ast, O.Gouez 20+7reb, T.Stanley 10+1reb+1ast, E.Barbry 9+10reb+10ast, R.Carter 7+1ast, R.Brocheray 5+4reb+1ast
Monaco: J.Jones 18+4reb+1ast, M.Aleksic 12+13reb+5ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 12+2reb+1ast, N.Calasan 11+4reb+11ast, M.Diallo 8+1reb+2ast, D.McClintock 6+5reb
gschID: 186337


Angers BC 49 - Souffel 60-63

Twelfth-ranked Angers BC 49 (11-17) made lots of trouble for second ranked Souffelweyersheim (20-9). The visitors from Souffel. managed to secure only three-point victory 63-60. However their fans expected much easier game. Angers BC 49 was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 37-33 second half run of Souffelweyersheim. They outrebounded Angers BC 49 44-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) replied with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 13 points in the effort for Angers BC 49. Souffelweyersheim maintains second position with 20-9 record having just two points less than leader Orchy, which they share with Vichy. Angers BC 49 at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with St Chamond. Souffelweyersheim will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against Quimper UJAP (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 13+3reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 13+7reb+5ast, M.Chupin 11+5reb+2ast, A.Fellah 9+5reb+2ast, L.Gunnarsson 7+2reb+2ast, S.Traore 7+6reb
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 13+11reb+1ast, F.Broliron 11+1reb+2ast, J.Alingue 10+16reb+2ast, J.Tschamber 8+3reb+5ast, F.Minet 8+2reb+5ast, M.M'Bodji 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 186345


Blois - Quimper 84-81

A very close game took place in Blois between Blois and Quimper UJAP. Fourth ranked Blois (18-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Quimper UJAP (16-13). Blois managed to escape with a 3-point win 84-81 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 26-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Blois forced 20 Quimper UJAP turnovers and outrebounded them 47-26 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds and Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) who added 14 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 16 points and 9 assists. Four Blois and five Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. Blois maintains fourth position with 18-10 record. Loser Quimper UJAP dropped to the eighth place with 13 games lost. Blois will meet league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play against Angers BC 49 (#12) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Quimper: F.Thibedore 18+5reb+3ast, C.Cherry 16+2reb+9ast, C.Raji 15+11reb+3ast, W.Molas 11+4reb, R.Gregoire 11+3reb, J.Moupegnou 10+1reb
Blois: J.Tornato 25+17reb+2ast, D.Davis 18+5reb+2ast, V.Kaunisto 14+16reb+2ast, P.Brochard 12+2reb+3ast, G.Staelens 8+5reb+5ast, K.Morlende 4+2reb
gschID: 186344


Sorgues - Cognac 97-100

Important game to mention about took place in Sorgues. Fifth ranked Cognac (17-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Sorgues (13-15) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Sorgues trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 30-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 97-100 at the end of the game. Cognac shot 60.7 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Jean-Philippe Ludon (200-83) who scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Guard Romain Hillotte (197-91) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's, agency: Players Group) produced 25 points and forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Cognac and four Sorgues players scored in double figures. Cognac maintains fifth position with 17-11 record, which they share with Monaco. Loser Sorgues keeps the tenth place with 15 games lost. Cognac will face Chartres (#11) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Sorgues will play against Saint Chamond.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 25+1reb+2ast, A.Thinon 21+1reb+2ast, C.Mansare 20+5reb+3ast, J.Doreau 16+7reb+4ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 9+10reb+5ast, T.Albenque 4+1reb+2ast
Cognac: J.Ludon 25+5reb+1ast, R.Hillotte 22+4reb+4ast, S.Doucoure 14+4reb+3ast, C.Bertorelle 14+7reb+3ast, M.Buval 10+7reb+1ast, M.Choplin 6+3ast
gschID: 186342


Challans - CFBB 93-63

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-28) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 93-63 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (10-18) in Challans. The game without a history. Vendee Challans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 40. They outrebounded CFBB 41-22 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vendee Challans players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by forward Fabien Herard (198-79) who scored that evening 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and point guard Samir Mekdad (188-86) supported him with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans' coach Olivier Le Minor felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 11 points by forward Lucas Paoletti (202-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Ywen Smock (203-96) added 10 points for the guests. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 10-18 record. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Monaco (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against La Rochelle (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: L.Paoletti 11+2reb+3ast, O.Yao-Delon 11+1reb, C.Pontens 10+4reb+1ast, Y.Smock 10+3reb+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 9+3reb+1ast, E.Ory 6+1reb+5ast
Challans: F.Herard 19+3reb+2ast, C.UKINA S 18+10reb+1ast, P.Balocka 13+6reb+1ast, N.Gouacide 11+2reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 10+6reb+5ast, S.Cherasse 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 186340


Chartres - Rueil 85-75

There was a minor upset when 9th ranked Rueil (15-14) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Chartres (12-16) 85-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-75. Chartres dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Rueil's 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Karim Gourari (201-89) produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) added 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Five Rueil players scored in double figures. Chartres maintains eleventh position with 12-16 record. Loser Rueil keeps the ninth place with 14 games lost. Chartres will face higher ranked Cognac (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 17+4reb+2ast, D.Gentil 13+2reb, A.Desespringalle 13+2ast, K.Gourari 12+6reb+6ast, M.Diame 10+5reb+2ast, I.Saounera 6+1reb+6ast
Chartres: G.Merie 19+5reb+6ast, L.Avramovic 13+6reb+2ast, A.Barakaou 12+1reb+1ast, G.Lemon 12+1ast, M.Ipouck 10+3reb+4ast, V.Mendy 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 186339


Rennes - Vichy 47-74

No shocking result in a game when third ranked JA Vichy (20-9) smashed on the road 15th ranked Union Rennes (7-21) 74-47 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JA Vichy. Union Rennes was better in second period 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JA Vichy dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Union Rennes' 18. JA Vichy forced 26 Union Rennes turnovers. The best player for the winners was point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who scored 26 points. Power forward Gregory Lessort (197-85) chipped in 14 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) produced 14 points and forward Olivier Lamothe (201-79) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. JA Vichy moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 21 games lost. JA Vichy will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Rueil (#9).
Top scorers:
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 14+4reb+3ast, O.Lamothe 12+3reb+4ast, A.Okafor 10+7reb, E.Esneu Doguet 4+2reb+1ast, L.Fontaine 3, O.Sall 2+6reb+2ast
Vichy: B.Thomas 26+1reb+3ast, G.Lessort 14+3reb+2ast, G.Pons 8+4reb+2ast, O.Da Silveira 8+7reb, J.Reynolds 5+4reb, R.El Amrani 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 186338



Bernard King (ex Le Havre) signs at Selcuk Universitesi - by Eurobasket News

Torku Selcuk Universitesi Konya (TB2L) landed 32-year old American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M). He played at STB Le Havre in French ProA. In 27 ProA games he averaged impressive 16.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 7.3apg this season. The most of last season King spent at Sluc Nancy (ProA) in France. In 15 games he had 7.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.7apg. He helped them to make it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup Semifinals. King also played at Chalons-Reims (ProB) in French league earlier that season. In 8 games he had 12.8ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.0spg.
In 2003 he was drafted by Oklahoma Storm (USBL) in sixth round (47th overall).
The former Texas A&M University staris in his tenth season in pro basketball. King was selected to French ProA All-Star Game in 2013. He won Latvian League championship title in 2009.
He is a very experienced player. King has played also professionally in Cyprus (Apoel and Keravnos), Israel, France (Strasbourg IG), Latvia (Ventspils) and Turkey (Antalya and Mersin).
His game is described as: an athletic experienced and versatile natural swingman comfortable and skilled enough to effectively play the PG. Very productive and efficient scorer who shoots a high percentage from FG, 3-FG and FT. Creative and willing passer able to easily initiate offense for his teammates and himself.

By Eurobasket Data Center



French ProB round 32 best performance: Drake Reed - by Eurobasket News

American swingman Drake Reed (196-G/F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Evreux, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 32.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush St Vallier (#15, 10-22) with 25-point margin 87-62. Evreux maintains the 2nd position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Evreux will need more victories to improve their 23-9 record. Reed turned to be Evreux's top player in his first season with the team. Drake Reed averages this season 14.1ppg and 5.1rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Ronnie Taylor (188-PG-81, agency: Court Side) of Le Portel. Taylor had a very good evening with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Bad luck as Le Portel lost that game 96-104 to the lower-ranked St Quentin (#13, 14-18). This loss caused Le Portel to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 20-12 record is not bad and everything may still change. Taylor is well-known at Le Portel and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Le Portel's star - American forward Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side). Wilson showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Wilson's great performance Le Portel lost 96-104 to the lower-ranked St Quentin (#13, 14-18). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing Le Portel needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 20 victories and 12 lost games. Wilson has a very solid season. In 26 games in France he scored 15.3ppg. He also has 5.3rpg and FGP: 57.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Denave (195-SG-85) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 28 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Charles Jackson (203-F-87) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 25 points and 7 rebounds
6. Tafari Toney (203-C/F-86) of Charleville - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Mickael Var (205-F/C-90) of Boulogne - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-PF-88) of Evreux - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mohamed Hachad (194-SG-83) of Fos Ouest - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Steffon Bradford (198-F/C-78) of Lille - 19 points and 12 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)



ProB Round 32: No surprise as #1 Pau-Lacq-Orthez defeats Bordeaux - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in ProB.

ProB top team - Pau-Lacq-Orthez (24-8) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat seventeenth ranked Bordeaux (7-25) 94-80. The guests trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 53-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a quality performance of David Denave (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 assists and American forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who added 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) responded with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first position with 24-8 record. Bordeaux lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth place with 25 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez are looking forward to face Fos Ouest (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Bordeaux will play against Aix-Maurienne (#10) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
An interesting game took place in Saint-Quentin where higher ranked Le Portel (20-12) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (14-18) 104-96. The winners were led by point guard Olivier Romain (182-88) who scored that evening 18 points and Lavar Simmons supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Even 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists by American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin maintains thirteenth position with 14-18 record. Le Portel at the other side keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Fos Ouest and Boulogne. Saint-Quentin will play against Denain Voltaire (#14) on the road in the next round. Le Portel will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Third ranked Chalons-Reims (21-11) crushed at home 16th ranked Nantes (10-22) by 28 points 96-68, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The best player for the winners was Tyren Johnson who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Terrance Henry produced 19 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalons-Reims maintains third position with 21-11 record having just three points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Nantes lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth place with 22 games lost. They share the position with St Vallier. Chalons-Reims will meet Saint Vallier (#15) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Nantes will play against Olympique Antibes and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 32: Lille was destroyed by Boulogne on the opponent's court 99-74. Rouen managed to outperform Charleville in a home game 90-77. Maurienne recorded a loss to Hyeres-Toulon on the road 75-71. Evreux crushed St Vallier on its own court 87-62. Bourg was smashed by Fos Ouest in a road game 84-62. Antibes won against Denain at home 83-68.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points, 8 assists and 4 steals by Ronnie Taylor of Le Portel.


Boulogne - Lille 99-74

Very expected game when 10th ranked Lille Metropole (16-16) was crushed on the road by sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (20-12) 99-74 on Saturday. The game without a history. SO Maritime Boulogne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was power forward Mickael Var (205-90) who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Abdoulaye Loum (210-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) added 23 points respectively for the guests. Lille Metropole's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Fos Ouest and Le Portel. Loser Lille Metropole keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Maurienne. SO Maritime Boulogne will meet bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#18) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Lille Metropole will play against SPO Rouen (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: M.Var 27+7reb+2ast, M.Diane 17+2reb+1ast, A.Loum 16+11reb+1ast, A.Rowland 14+2reb+8ast, K.Cunningham 9+10reb+1ast, Z.Bah 6+7ast
Lille: S.Smith 23+4reb+1ast, S.Bradford 19+12reb+1ast, J.Siggers 11+3reb+4ast, A.Rigaux 9+1reb+2ast, N.Taccoen 6+10reb+1ast, L.Akono 3+4ast
gschID: 179516


Rouen - Charleville 90-77

Very predictable result when seventh ranked SPO Rouen (19-13) defeated at home bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-27) 90-77 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by SPO Rouen. Charleville-Mezieres managed to win third quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SPO Rouen made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) who scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Darryl Hudson (195-85, college: Howard, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 20 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SPO Rouen maintains seventh position with 19-13 record, which they share with Antibes. Charleville-Mezieres lost eighteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 27 lost games. SPO Rouen will meet Lille Metropole (#11) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rouen: O.Bassett 21+4reb+1ast, W.McKines 19+7reb+2ast, T.Wesley 19+7reb+5ast, F.Ateba 12+1reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 10+1reb+2ast, P.Da Silva 9+4reb+6ast
Charleville: D.Hudson 20+3reb+2ast, V.Pridotkas 17+4reb+1ast, T.Toney 16+11reb+5ast, F.Calvez 10+2reb+6ast, F.Bourdillon 9+1reb+1ast, D.Pistre 4+5reb
gschID: 179524


Hyeres-Toulon - Maurienne 75-71

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Aix-Maurienne (16-16) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (15-17) 75-71 on Friday. Aix-Maurienne was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 25-18 charge of Hyeres-Toulon, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Axel Julien (185-92) who scored 18 points and 7 assists. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin) chipped in 22 points. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Meredis Houmounou (188-88) produced 17 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-77) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Hyeres-Toulon maintains twelfth position with 15-17 record. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the tenth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with Lille. Hyeres-Toulon will meet higher ranked JL Bourg (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Bordeaux and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: J.Newson 22+3reb, A.Julien 18+2reb+7ast, L.Sane 13+7reb, R.Wright 12+5reb, B.Niang 6+4reb, G.Radonjic 2+2reb+2ast
Maurienne: M.Houmounou 17+4reb+1ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 13+4reb+3ast, E.Bing 11+9reb, T.Yvrande 7+3reb, G.Clerc 7+2reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 7+3reb+6ast
gschID: 179523


Evreux - St Vallier 87-62

Everything went according to plan when second ranked ALM Evreux (23-9) outscored at home 15th ranked Saint Vallier (10-22) 87-62 on Friday. Saint Vallier was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. ALM Evreux dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Saint Vallier's 36 and made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Saint Vallier 41-29 including 33 on the defensive glass. ALM Evreux looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American swingman Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Cedric Melicie (200-79) produced 7 points and 7 rebounds and Florent Tortosa (196-89) added 9 points respectively for the guests. Saint Vallier's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. ALM Evreux maintains second position with 23-9 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the fifteenth place with 22 games lost. They share the position with Nantes. ALM Evreux will meet Le Portel (#5) on the road in the next round. Saint Vallier will play against Chalons-Reims (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Evreux: D.Reed 25+8reb+4ast, S.Ho You Fat 19+13reb+2ast, G.Florimont 15+7reb+2ast, G.Costentin 7+3reb+4ast, L.Konate 7+3reb+3ast, C.Hannah 7+2reb+7ast
St Vallier: B.Tinsley 12+2reb, H.Disy 9+5reb, F.Tortosa 9+4reb+3ast, J.Hoyaux 9+3reb+3ast, C.Rouse 8+3reb, C.Melicie 7+7reb+3ast
gschID: 179522


Bordeaux - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 80-94

ProB top team - Pau-Lacq-Orthez (24-8) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat seventeenth ranked Bordeaux (7-25) 94-80. The guests trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 53-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a quality performance of David Denave (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 7 assists and American forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who added 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) during the contest. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) responded with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first position with 24-8 record. Bordeaux lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth place with 25 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez are looking forward to face Fos Ouest (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Bordeaux will play against Aix-Maurienne (#10) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: D.Denave 28+3reb+7ast, C.Jackson 25+7reb+1ast, I.Ordin 15+3reb+3ast, A.Mendy 10+3reb+2ast, R.Lesca 6+1reb+2ast, B.Boddicker 4+7reb+1ast
Bordeaux: G.Darrigand 15+6ast, M.Humphrey 14+8reb, N.Wyatte 13+6reb+4ast, N.Carter 12+3reb+3ast, K.Thalien 8+3reb, M.Guichard 8+1reb+5ast
gschID: 179521


Fos Ouest - Bourg 84-62

There was no surprise when 9th ranked JL Bourg (17-15) was outplayed on the road by sixth ranked Fos Ouest (20-12) 84-62 on Friday. The game without a history. Fos Ouest led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Fos Ouest outrebounded JL Bourg 37-26 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Fos Ouest made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed Hachad (194-83, college: Northwestern) who scored 16 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 19 points and 4 blocks. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) produced 21 points and Antoine Gomis (205-89) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Fos Ouest have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Portel and Boulogne. Loser JL Bourg keeps the ninth position with 15 games lost. Fos Ouest will meet league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. JL Bourg will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 19+4reb+1ast, M.Hachad 16+9reb+5ast, M.Dia 14+5reb+1ast, I.Sy 9+7reb+4ast, S.Giffa 9+6reb+5ast, I.Soumahoro 8+2reb+4ast
Bourg: M.Sonko 21+4reb+1ast, A.Gomis 12+6reb+2ast, P.Braud 9+1reb+2ast, S.Njoya 4+4ast, J.Delhomme 4+1reb+3ast, J.Sanchez 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179520


Chalons-Reims - Nantes 96-68

Third ranked Chalons-Reims (21-11) crushed at home 16th ranked Nantes (10-22) by 28 points 96-68, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Chalons-Reims. Nantes managed to win fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalons-Reims looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Pierric Poupet (191-84) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Five Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and Senegalese forward Elson Mendy (200-85) added 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalons-Reims maintains third position with 21-11 record having just three points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Nantes lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth place with 22 games lost. They share the position with St Vallier. Chalons-Reims will meet Saint Vallier (#15) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Nantes will play against Olympique Antibes and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: P.Poupet 17+3reb+6ast, R.Mels 15+2reb+3ast, T.Johnson 14+12reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 13+5reb+2ast, B.Mullins 11+4ast, P.Beye 10+4reb+2ast
Nantes: T.Henry 19+8reb+2ast, E.Mendy 15+6reb+1ast, M.Drame 8+2reb+2ast, W.Soliman 7+4reb+1ast, L.Corbett 7+1ast, N.Gayon 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179519


St Quentin - Le Portel 104-96

An interesting game took place in Saint-Quentin where higher ranked Le Portel (20-12) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (14-18) 104-96. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-20. But Le Portel won second period 28-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Saint-Quentin won last quarter 28-22. They shot 61.4 percent from the field and made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Saint-Quentin especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. Le Portel was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by point guard Olivier Romain (182-88) who scored that evening 18 points and Bahamas power forward Lavar Simmons (201-83, college: Master's) supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Even 26 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists by American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. His fellow American import point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) added 26 points, 8 assists and 4 steals (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the guests. Five Saint-Quentin and four Le Portel players scored in double figures. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin maintains thirteenth position with 14-18 record. Le Portel at the other side keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. They share the position with Fos Ouest and Boulogne. Saint-Quentin will play against Denain Voltaire (#14) on the road in the next round. Le Portel will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: O.Romain 18+2reb+3ast, A.Saaka 18+1reb+1ast, J.Ball 16+2reb+2ast, L.Simmons 15+8reb, G.Sylvain 11+2reb+2ast, D.Quincy-Jones 10+4reb+1ast
Le Portel: D.Wilson 26+7reb+6ast, R.Taylor 26+4reb+8ast, C.Bronchard 16+2reb, S.Gay 13+2reb, B.Mangin 8+2reb+4ast, M.N'Diaye 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 179518


Antibes - Denain 83-68

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Olympique Antibes (19-13) won against at home 14th ranked Denain Voltaire (12-20) 83-68 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Olympique Antibes. Denain Voltaire managed to win fourth quarter 27-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympique Antibes looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Denain Voltaire's players. The best player for the winners was Raphael Desroses (199-80) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Trevor Huffman (185-79, college: Kent St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. American point guard Lee Humphrey (189-84, college: Florida) produced 17 points and Spanish center Rafael Lopez (204-86) added 10 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Olympique Antibes moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Rouen. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the fourteenth position with 20 games lost. Olympique Antibes will meet Nantes (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Denain Voltaire will play against Saint-Quentin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antibes: R.Desroses 22+8reb+3ast, T.Huffman 18+5ast, S.Essart 12+1ast, M.Badiane 12+7reb+1ast, A.Hilliard 8+7reb+8ast, T.Blue 7+5reb+3ast
Denain: L.Humphrey 17+2reb, M.Kitts 13+4reb, J.Flowers 10+5reb, R.Lopez 10+4reb+4ast, V.Ateba 5+1reb, C.Cairo 4+2ast
gschID: 179517



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Foreign Stars defeat Georgia in All Star Game 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Georgian Stars-Foreign Stars 108:122

Foreign Stars defeat Georgia in All Star Game 2013. The more experienced players celebrated a 122-108 victory. Benjamin Raymond (198-G/F-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) was named MVP of the game.
Georgian Stars started the game with a 7-0 run, but Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) nailed two three-pointers in a row for 13:13 on the board. Karrim closed the frame with a dunk as the Foreign Stars won the first period 34:23. Nate Bowie, Keyon Carter (203-F-88, agency: Two Points, college: ODU) and Kael Nelsson scored for 42:23 early in the second as the Foreign Stars continued to dominate the court. Beka Beqa Chikviladze (195-G-91) and Oulic sent the teams to the lockers at 71:44.
Georgia posted a 37-26 surge in the third period and reduced tom 97:81 after three quarters. They managed to win the last frame 27-25 and cut it to the final 122-108 margin.
Benjaman Benjamin Raymond top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Nate Bowie had 16 points and dished out 9 assists. Keyon Carter scored 15, while Kael Nelsson and Stevan Milosevich delivered 14 each. Giorgi Barbakadze (203-F-91) replied with 24 points in the losing effort and Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) added 18. Beqa Chikviladze notched 16 and Giorgi Kvetenadze (201-F-90) netted 10.

Georgian Stars: Giorgi Barbakadze 24, Richard Matiashvili 18, Beqa Chikviladze 16, Giorgi Kvetenadze 10
Foreign Stars: Benjamin Raymond 26, Nate Bowie 16+9 ast, Keyon Carter 15, Kael Nelsson 14+11 rebs, Stevan Milosevich 14



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 25-6 
 2. EWE Baskets 23-9 
 3. Ratiopharm 21-10 
 4. B.Muenchen 21-12 
 5. ALBA 18-13 
 6. Art.Dragons 18-14 
 7. Phoenix Hagen 17-15 
 8. s.Oliver Baskets 17-16 
 9. Telekom Baskets 16-15 
 10. Walter Tigers 16-17 
 11. Bremerhaven 14-18 
 12. TBB Trier 14-18 
 13. Bayreuth 14-19 
 14. MBC 13-19 
 15. NY Phantoms 13-19 
 16. Fraport SKY 13-20 
 17. Neckar L'burg 12-21 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-28 

Regular Season: Round 33

Apr. 20: Brose Bask. - ALBA 89-80
Apr. 20: s.Oliver Baskets - Ratiopharm 84-88
Apr. 20: EWE Baskets - Telekom Baskets 84-74
Apr. 20: Phoenix Hagen - Art.Dragons 83-93
Apr. 20: MBC - Bayreuth 71-86
Apr. 20: Fraport SKY - TBB Trier 70-78
Apr. 20: Walter Tigers - NY Phantoms 69-88
Apr. 20: Neckar L'burg - B.Muenchen 68-74
Apr. 20: Bremerhaven - LTi 46ers 106-58

Round 18

Apr. 23: Bremerhaven - Brose Bask.

Round 26

Apr. 17: Bayreuth - EWE Baskets 84-72


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. White, Phoenix16.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.4 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.15.7 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.4 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.2 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen15.1 
 7. Brooks, Fraport SKY15.0 
 8. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.8 
 9. Thompson, ALBA14.2 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.1 
 2. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.2 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.0 
 5. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 7. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.6.3 
 9. Burtschi, Bremerha.6.2 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.6 
 3. White, Phoenix4.5 
 4. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.4 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.2 
 6. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 7. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 8. Guenther, Ratio.3.5 
 9. Timberlake, MBC3.5 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. White, Phoenix1.8 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.6 
 5. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.6 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 8. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 9. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) This Is The Most Exciting Season Ending Situation I Have Ever Been In - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


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

Phoenix Hagen is currently in ninth place. Tuebingen on your heels and you have the same number of wins as Wurzburg and Bonn. Have you ever been in more of an exciting season ending situation then this season?

Out of the 4 years I've been playing in Europe, this is definitely the most exciting season ending situation, but this is what you play the game for


Phoenix Hagen got swept by FC Bayern Munich and gave up 121 points average in both games. Why did FC Bayern Munich have the number of Phoenix Hagen this season?

They are very good team, and we made a lot of mistakes in both games and with teams like that you can not make so many mistakes and expect to Win.


What was your impression of Brandon Thomas? He is one of those guys that quietly always does damage on the offensive end.

He is a good player, he has a good shot, good drive and very versatile

The next game is against the Artland Dragons at home. What is your memory of the 104-93 win on the road earlier in the season?

We played a extremely well against Artland that game and pretty much controlled the game, it was a hard fight but we managed to secure the Win


The Artland Dragons are a very talented team, but only in sixth place. Has their injuries and many comings and goings of players effected their season with that chemistry still not totally there?

I think so, but we are all professional and it doesn't take long for players to adapt to situations when coming to a new team, it will be a tough game for us


Were you surprised that Ingo Freyer wasnt named coach of the year?

I really was not paying attention to the awards, I was surprised about a lot of it.. But what can you do?


Will Tracy Mcgrady help the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs?

I'm sure he will not be that much of an affect against the Lakers


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Saw

Thanks Larry for the chat.




TBB Trier making German Player Development An Institution - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

When closely examining Beko BBL teams, it seems like each club has its own special kind of task that people can identify with besides trying to win games and getting their seats filled. For example, the Brose Baskets Bamberg win, win, win and if not then already fans question the job of their coach without being realistic, Phoenix Hagen have their own run and gun system that works to perfection where mascot Felix could come in from the bench and help contribute, the Walter Tigers Tuebingen giving young unknown NCAA rookies a chance and helping heighten their markt credit each year or TBB Trier who are still looking for a new playoff birth since their last in 2004, but instead elate their fans by signing young Germans and watching them develop and being a perfect example for the league how it should be done. Since Henrik Rodel stepped on board in 2010, he has had a fettish for bringing over ex Alba Berlin German players and help them mature for a lower budget player. He brought over Philipp Zwiener giving him confidence and into one of the top German players in his two seasons there as well as making Andreas Seiferth (209-C-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) into a solid Beko BBL bigman and giving him minutes. He also gave players like Oliver Clay and Oskar Fassler minutes. Both have moved on, but have an important role with their new teams Wurzburg and Giessen. This season, he got huge talent Bastian Doreth on loan from Munich and Mathis Monninghof from the NCAA and both have been vital contributing. He also helped make Maik Zirbes into an Euroleague player. Now if one is bored over the summer, one could play Basketball lotto and try to come up with names of German players that might land on the Mosel in Trier and become German basketball household names. I think that it is great that Henrik Rodl has had the courage and been able to play with young German players the last years and giving them minutes. I think that it is important that other Beko BBL teams take TBB Trier as an example and follow their path. The Trier players develop further through playing time. Good examples are Monninghoff and SEiferth. In the last years came a good cut and good direction with the 6-6 rule. I hope that more teams will have trust in German players, added SC Rist guard Ismet Akpinar.

In the last years it hasnt only often been a fight to get success on the court, but also finding sponsors to help fatten the TBB Trier budget which has been extreme low. Trier which is very lonely in the western part of Germany has its problems to find the sponsors. However in an attempt to help find them, the club decided to start a marketing company in cooperation with some local professional soccer teams to help garner more interest from sponsors. Since the budget of the club is around only two million, the team continues to lose their top players to richer clubs as was seen with the departure of German national players Maik Zirbes and Philipp Zwiener. Rodl shapes them and they get richer elsewhere. Losing classic point guard Dru Joyce also will hurt. The question will be if Jarrett Howell can replace him? These were the three most notable players that they lost. They were able to hold Dragan Dojcin, Nate Linhart, Andreas Seiferth and Joshiko Saibou. Henrik Rodl had a long summer building a new team and constructing a massive facelift. He brought in seven new players, but with Barry Stewart got a player back who he coached in 2010-2011 on the Mosel. Stewart could be the Zwiener for this season in which he leads the team. Getting Barry back was the biggest offseason move for them. We missed his intangibles from a year ago and he can score with the best of them in the Beko BBL. As for his role, he will be the team identification this season, because he is that good, added ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum. The team brought in the young Germans Bastian Doreth and Mathis Monninghoff who will be put into the cold water at once to perform. Rodl also picked up Americans Brian Harper who built a solid basketball career in Japan the last years and Jarrett Howell who has extensive experience in Europe. Rodl also picked up a rare diamond in Vitalis Chicoko who impressed at the end of last season with BG Goettingen which rarely anyone noticed. Pedro Lopes is a young German that first will be groomed by Rodl. They recently picked up Jermaine Bucknor for insurance after the injury to Dojcin. The strength of TBB Trier this will season will be like any other season their fighting mentality and never die attitude until the end. Rodl has been known for the construction of good defensive teams, but with this new facelift is back at the start and will need to incorporate that into the new team again. Any team that plays TBB Trier will have to be ready for a hard fought game. The weakness of the team will be making a new team chemistry and sticking with the other Beko BBL teams under the glass as Maik Zirbes was their stability factor down low. Ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum is positive about the new TBB Trier team. They got off to a great start with their road win and it will be important to see if the young players can stay consistent. I think that they are better than last season. They are more athletic, actually run, have a lot of versatility and play together, warned John Bynum.

In the last Six years, The Skyliners have a record of 8-6 against TBB Trier with 5-2 at home and 3-4 on the road. Frankfurt lost the last two games in Trier 74-64 in 2008 on the last day of the season where teams were jockeying for playoff places and Frankfurt ended up getting The Bayer Giants Leverkusen in the quarterfinals. In 2009-2010, TBB Trier played a very energetic and spirited game winning 78-70 despite a monster game by American Derrick Allen who registered 29 points and 10 boards. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost the first game of the season in Trier 71-67 as Jimmy Mckinney and Qarraan Calhoun were missing due to injury. It was your typical season opening game as both teams were nervous and missing way too many shots. The game was tied at halftime 26 all. Frankfurt had fire power in the third quarter, but went down in the fourth quarter scoring only nine points as Frankfurt had no nerves in crunch time to win. Derrick Allen had 19 points and eight rebounds and despite TBB Trier was without top scorer Chrs Copeland, the team got needed production form Jamal Shuler, Brian Brown and George Evans to conserve the win. In 2009-2010, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost the first game ion Trier 71-67 as Ex Skyliner Derrick Allen contributed 19 points and eight rebounds and Frankfurt won at home 71-69 winning the game with Pascal Roller free throws. Derrick Allen led Frankfurt with 17 points. In 2010-2011, Frankfurt swept the season series. They won at home 72-55 as Pascal Roller led the home team with 17 points. The return date in Trier was an exciting battle as Frankfurt clawed out a 69-61 win as they came from behind going on a 10-0 run in crunch time to prevail. Dashaun Wood led the charge with 18 points and Jimmy Mckinney added 11 points. In their first meeting last season, TBB Trier came out with a 64-54 victory as defense played a key role. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Jon Leuer and Jimmy Mckinney with 14 points a piece. In their second meeting last season, the Fraport Skyliners were riding the wave of a very strong second half of the season where they had beat top teams like FC Bayern Munich, ratiopharm Ulm, Bamberg, Artland Dragons and the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and came to Trier with a lot of self confidence winning 72-52 displaying another trademark top defensive performance as ex NBA player Jermareo Davidson steered 19 points to the win and Jimmy Mckinney added 18 points. This was also the game where Eisbaeren Bremerhaven forward Jacob Burtschi was on the floor as much as Boris Becker had dived on the hallowed lawn at Wimbeldon in his career. This season TBB Trier won at home against Frankfurt 78-59. At halftime everything looked ok as Frankfurt trailed by only one point, but TBB trier exploded in the third quarter winning it 25-8 leading them on to the win. American Brian Harper proved too much for Frankfurt with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Skyliner Ted Scott gave his debut netting 20 points. The Fraport Skyliners are in 14th place while TBB Trier in 12th with one game more too play, but three remaining road games in Frankfurt, Berlin and Artland. Both teams need one victory to secure a spot for next season. The defesne of Trier is their staple, but as of recently they have been taking a beating averaging 87 points in the five game losing streak. Frankfurt knows that that means nothing. We have to fight for 40 minutes. It will be a defensive game. The team with the least turnovers will win, stated Devin Gibson. The Fraport Skyliners continue to play good basketball even if they have lost two of the last three games. Frankfurt lost in crunch time against Oldenburg and Bonn and know that the do or die games dont end yet. It is all or nothing in the last two games. We have to play defense like we did against Oldenburg. It will be a defensive battle, warned Johannes Voigtmann. TBB Trier visit Frankfurt April 20th.

The Fraport Skyliners head into the TBB Trier game with a record of 1-2 and are seeking their second road victory of the season. The Fraport Skyliners are recovering from a bitter 71-68 loss in their home opener against the Mitteldeutscher BC. The Fraport Skyliners didnt do a good job playing inside out and gave up 17 offensive rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners continue to do a good job keeping the turnovers down. Winning in Trier wont be a cake walk and the Fraport Skyliners will have to play more consistent offense and give a top defensive effort. We have to find a better balance inside and out. We have to keep the ball moving and get Dowell and Wright more involved. Once we get our shooters going than it is easier for our inside penetration, stressed Fraport Skyliner guard Johnathan Jones. TBB Trier have a record of 1-1 and will have more than a week rest and will be ready for the Fraport Skyliners. They lost their first home game and will be gunning for their first home win. Trier has to use their versatility and speed up the game to their advantage. They have to control the tempo and control the boards, stressed ex TBB Trier guard John Bynum.

The team is led by Dragan Dojcin who is a 36 year old 205cm power forward from Serbia. He is playing his third season with TBB Trier and his sixth season in the BEKO BBL. He is a Left handed power forward that is very quick. He has a very good shoot from the distance and can play under the basket. He played in Slovenia and Serbia before going to Khimik-OPZ Yuzny (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): EuroCup Challenge: 10 games: 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, FG: 50%, 3PT: 40%, FT: 82.1%; Ukrainian League: 30 games: 9.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 76.7%. In 2006-2007, he played for Panionios Forthnet Athens (Greece-A1, starting five): FIBA EuroCup: 15 games: 8.1ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 37.8%, FT: 64.3%; Greek League: 26 games: 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 59.0%, 3FGP: 46.0%, FT: 56.0%. He played for Alba Berlin from 2007-2010. His best season was 2009-2010 where he played EuroCup: 14 games: 4.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg; German League: 36 games: 5.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 67.6%. He won the Slovenian cup in 2004, BEKO BBL title in 2008, BEKO BBL cup in 2009 and reached the Eurocup final in 2010 with Alba Berlin. In 2010-2011 with TBB Trier, he played 34 games: 7.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 56.9%. Last season, he for TBB Trier he played 32 games: 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 49.4%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 73.0%.. Nate Linhart is a 26 year old 201cm forward from Gahanna, Ohio that is playing his fourth professional basketball season and second with TBB Trier. He played at Akron (NCAA) from 2005-2009 and played with ex TBB Trier teammate Dru Joyce. In his senior year, he played 36 games: 10.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 44.3%, 3Pts: 32.8%, FT: 81.3%. In 2009-2010, he played for BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers (Austria-A Bundesliga, starting five): 44 games: 11.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 59.4%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 76.1%. In 2010-2011, he played for the Erie Bay Hawks (D-League): 50 games: 10.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.8%. Last season for TBB Trier he played 33 games: 9.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.0apg, Steals-1 (1.7spg), FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 27.1%, FT: 69.7%.

Barry Stewart is a 24 year old 191cm guard from Tennessee that is playing his third professional basketball season and third in Germany. He played at Mississippi St. (NCAA) from 2006-2010 playing a total of 141 NCAA games. In 2010-2011, he turned professional playing for TBB Trier (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 35 games: 8.8ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 35.8%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 78.4%. Last season, he played for the LTi Giessen 46ers (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 34 games: 13.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 40.6%, FT: 80.7%. Jarrett Howell is a 28 year old 180cm guard that is playing his seventh professional basketball season. He started his basketball career at Niagra (NCAA) in 2002. He then played at Texas Arlington (NCAA) from 2003-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 games: 14.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.1apg, 2.0spg, FG: 45.9%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 86.4%. In 2006-2007, he played for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg (Poland-DBL), left in Dec.'06: 9 games: 6.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 77.1%. In 2007-2008, he played for Svendborg (Denmark-Basketliga, starting five): 24 games: Score-5 (21.6ppg), 3.3rpg, Assists-2 (4.9apg), Steals-1 (3.1spg), 2FGP: 52.3%, 3PT-1 (47.0%), FT: 88.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine-UBL, starting five): 52 games: 14.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.9apg, Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 42.2%, FT: 85.0%. In the last three seasons, he played for CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania-Div.A). He never averaged less than 14,2ppg and 5,2apg showing his scoring and playmaking. Last season, he played for CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania-Div.A, starting five): 14 games: 15.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.3apg, Steals-3 (2.1spg), FGP: 47.2%, 3PT-3 (46.8%), FT-2 (88.5%); in Jan.'12 moved to Levski Sofia (Bulgaria-NBL): Bulgarian League: 24 games: 8.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT-2 (45.5%), FT: 83.3%; Balkan League: 6 games: 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 87.5%. He won the cup in Rumania and Denmark where he was MVP and won the league title in the Ukraine.
Brian Harper is a 28 year old 206cm swingman. He is an explosive guard at 6'10". He started off playing guard at 6'5" at Paine and grew to 6'10" and never changing positions. He is a smooth shooting wing with explosive athleticism. He has tremendous lateral movement with a wing span of 7'4". He is a talented ball handler. He adds an extra advantage as he utilizes his size to rebound over smaller defenders. He played at Paine (NCAA2) from 2003-2007. As a rookie in 2007-2008, he played for Gimle BBK Bergen (Norway-1Div., starting five): 15 games: Score-3 (25.1ppg), 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 21.5%, FT: 66.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for KCC Egis (Korea-KBL, starting five): Korean League: 9 games: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 76.7%; released in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.6rpg; in March '09 signed at Reno Bighorns (D-League): 5 games: 1.2ppg. Harper played in Japan the last three seasons for Toyama Grouses (Japan-BJ League) playing a total of 102 games. Last season he played 9 games: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 61.3%. Jermaine Bucknor is a 28 year old 199cm forward from Edmonton, Canada. He got the Jamacian citizenship in 2007. He played at Richmond (NCAA) from 2001-2006. He played a total of 100 NCAA games. He played in France from 2006-2010 before coming to Germany. In his rookie season, he played for Limoges CSP Elite (France-ProB): 12 games: 11.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 40.4%, FT: 79.3%; left in Dec.'06, in Jan.'07 tested by Polpak Swiecie (Poland-DBL): 16 games: 7.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.0apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 57.6%. In 2007-2008, he played for ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (France-ProB): French League: 24 games: 12.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 29.5%, FT: 76.1%; 24 games: 12.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 75.0%;. In 2008-2009, he played for Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne (France-ProB): 10 games: 11.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 43.6%, FT: 81.8%, in Feb.'09 moved to Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (France-ProB): 12 games: 14.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 63.0%, 3PT: 41.3%, FT: 93.2%. In 2009-2010, he played for Stade Clermontois Basket Auvergne (France-ProB): 31 games: 13.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 45.8%, FT: 82.4%. In 2010-2011, he played for the : Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga): German League: 12 games: 7.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.6%; EuroChallenge: 4 games: 4.5ppg, 3.5rpg; EuroCup Qualifying Round: 1 game: 14pts, 4reb, 2ast, 3steals, 1block, in Feb.'11 moved to Club 9 de Julio Rio Tercero (Argentina-LigaA, starting five): 18 games: 14.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.4apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 69.4%. Last season, he played for Libertad Sunchales (Argentina-LigaA, starting five): 19 games: 9.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 75.9%, in Jan.'12 moved to s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (Germany-BBL): 13 games: 5.4ppg, 2.5rpg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 81.3%. This past summer, he played for the Edmonton Energy (IBL): 6 games: 11.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 23.8%, FT: 58.3%. He played at the World ChampiD
Bastian Doreth is a 23 year old 183cm guard that was born in Nurnberg and is playing his first season with TBB Trier. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Franken Hexer (2.Regionalliga). In 2007-2008, he played for : SELLBYTEL Baskets Nuernberg (ProA, starting five): 27 games: 5.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 57.1%. In 2008-2009, he played for Franken Hexer (ProB, starting five): 27 games: 11.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 79.1%. In 2009-2010, he got experience playing for Brose Baskets Bamberg (1.Bundesliga): EuroCup: 1 game: 0pts, had also license to play at Nuernberger Basketball Club (ProB): 28 games: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-4 (5.8apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 41.8%, FT: 74.5%. He played for FC Bayern Munich the last two seasons. Last season, he played 17 games: 2.2ppg. He played at the recent Qualifications to European Championships 2013 -12: 8 games: 3.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.4apg. Mathis Monninghoff is a 20 year old 199cm forward that was born in Ibbenburen. He is playing his first season for TBB Trier. He started his basketball career in 2007 for Bayer Giants Leverkusen U16 team. He played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Pro B) in 2009-2010 playing 23 games: 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 57.6%. He played at Gonzaga from 2010-2012 playing a total of 52 NCAA games. He played at the recent European Championships U20 in Slovenia -12: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 18.2%, 3PT: 35.5%. The club brought in Vitalis Chicoko who is a 21 year old 207cm power forward/center from Zimbabwe, Africa. He is a talented, lanky forward/center who has a huge upside. Even standing almost 6-10, he can spend yet time at the PF position, thanks to enormous athletic skills, versatility, and good feel for the game. He played last season for BG Goettingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 17 games: 6.9ppg, 4.5rpg, FGP: 57.5%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 54.2%; played also at ASC 46 Goettingen (Germany-Regionalliga): 18 games: 14.1ppg, 10.6rpg, 2.8bpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 52.9%. Big German talent Andreas Seiferth who comes from the Alba Berlin schoolis playing his second season with TBB Trier. Seiferth is a 23year old 206cm power forward/center. In 2010-2011 he played for : ALBA Berlin (1.Bundesliga): German League: 5 games: 0.6ppg; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 1 game: 0pts, 1reb; EuroCup: 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.4rpg, had also a license to play at ALBA Berlin II (Regionalliga): 20 games: 15.4ppg, Reb-2 (10.7rpg), 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 67.4%. Last season for TBB Trier, he played 34 games: 4.6ppg, 2.1rpg. Joshiko Saibou is a 22 year old 188cm point guard from Berlin that is playing his second season for TBB TRier. He also started his basketball career at the Alba Berlin school in 2008. In 2010-2011, he played for ALBA Berlin (1.Bundesliga): German League: 2 games: 0pts; EuroCup: 2 games: 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, had also license to play for ALBA Berlin II (ProB, starting five): 23 games: 10.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 20.5%, FT: 72.0%. Last season, for TBB Trier he played 23 games: 0.4ppg, 1.0rpg, played also at DJK MJC Trier (Regionalliga): 6 games: 18.5ppg.




Jack Eggleston (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) We Want To Be 3-0 This Post Season In Do or Die Games - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

The Bayer Giants Leverkusen lost the first game in Weissenhorn 72-69. What is the most difficult thing about a three game series?

In any three game series, but especially after already playing Weissenhorn twice in the regular season, teams develop a sense of familiarity with each other. They know our offense and our personnel by this point so we aren't able to be as successful with our first or second options on plays. We really need to be able to run our counters and get to our third or fourth option to be successful.

How much does it hurt that the team did a great job rebounding limiting turnovers, but then shooting so miserably?

Every so often you're going to have games where the ball just isn't going in the hoop. Saturday was one of those games for us. We just have to stay confident and know that we'll make more of those shots on Sunday.

Do you think the game would have been won if Josh Parker had had his usual big scoring game?

It's impossible to say what would have happened for sure, but if any shots had fallen for us down the stretch we would have been in a much better position to win.

You have had many good games this season, but aside from your double double, how good does it feel being top assist man in the game with seven?

With as poorly as I shot the ball on Saturday, I was really trying to make some plays to get my teammates good looks at the basket. I was just happy that I was able to contribute in some way to our offense despite not scoring well.

Does it give Leverkusen some calmness that Christian Grosse repeating his 25 points might not happen?

I don't think "calmness" is the right word to describe our attitude toward him. He torched us in the regular season at home, then again on Saturday. We need to do a much better job of knowing where he is at all times and limiting his open looks.


A do or die game for Leverkusen. In how many have you been in and what will be key to winning the game?

Sunday will be our third do or die game this postseason and we're 2-0 so far. If we can knock down some open shots and tighten up on defense, I think we should have a good chance to move to 3-0.


What makes Til Joscha Jonke such a solid rebounder for his position?

Till always crashes the glass with reckless abandon. I've never seen a guard who goes to the offensive glass on every possession like he does. It really puts pressure on our interior defenders when he's able to sneak into the paint untouched.

Will the San Antonio Spurs make a playoff run with Tracy Mcgrady?

I think he was actually signed by the Spurs, but I have no idea what his level of production will be. If I had to guess, I'd say that he'll have one quarter at some point where he goes off and has 12-14 points but that'll be it.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I just watched Bridesmaids.


Thanks Jack for the chat.




Adam Waleskowski (Duesseldorf Giants) We Will Have To Expect Some Changes/Surprises From Science City Jena In Game 2 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Adam Waleskowski (204-F-82, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Florida St.) is a 30 year old 203cm power forward that was born in Cape Girardeau in the United States that also has the German citizenship. This season he is playing for the Duesseldorf Baskets in the Pro A. . He played at Florida St. (NCAA) from 2001-2005. He played at Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (Germany-2.Bundesliga) from 2005-2007, but in the second half of the 2006-2007 season moved to Etendard de Brest (France-ProB, starting five): 18 games: 14.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.3), 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%. In 2007, he recieved the German Citizenship and played for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB, starting five): 26 games: 14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 70.6%. In 2008-2009, he played for JSF Nanterre (France-ProB), French League: 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.5%, FT: 37.5%; left in Nov.'08, in Jan.'09 moved to Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): 11pts, 17reb, 1ast, 1steal, in April '09 signed at Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProA): 4 games: 4.8ppg. In 2009-2010 he played for Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A). In 2010-2011, he played for BG Goettingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): EuroCup: 8 games: 3.6ppg, 2.1rpg, left in Feb. '11; German League: 20 games: 8.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 76.7% Last season, he played for Pizza Express Apollon (Cyprus-Division A): 7 games: 6.4ppg, left in Dec.'11, in Mar.'12 moved to Astrum Levice (Czech Rep.-NBL): 9 games: 10.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.6%, FT: 76.5%; played also at Onyx Levice (Slovakia-Extraliga): 4 games: 4.3ppg He spoke to eurobasket after the 83-61 win against Science City Jena.

Congrats on the 83-61 win in game one against Science City Jena. How close was this to a perfect played basketball game for 40 minutes?

Thanks! That was a great way to start off the series. We played really well on both ends of the floor. I wouldn't say perfect, but if we play like that for the rest of the series I like our chances.

You stated in the pre game interview that Duesseldorf had to be ready for the Science city Jena pressure. In the first quarter the Baskets scored 29 points. I guess the team was ready quickly for that pressure?

For sure, we knew how they played and made some adjustments on offense and it really opened the floor up for us. We also knocked down shots when we were open.

Duesseldorf was up by 21 points at halftime. Was it difficult going into the second half focused and just concentrating on the game of the Baskets?

This is also a situation teams have to deal with, having a big lead at halftime but still staying focused for the second half of the game. I think we did a good job directly after halftime keeping strong defense and setting the pace for the rest of the half.

The last quarter was low scoring, but what was the key for getting the win.

I think both teams had slowed the pace and gave the main players some rest time. We had a comfortable lead but kept playing good defense and rebounded the ball on the defensive end of the floor.

You had a huge game scoring 29 points. Did you feel good early knowing that you would have a nice night?

Yes, I started the game off finishing around the basket and that set the pace for my jump shot later in the night. I knew it was important to get out to a strong start and it always helps boost the confidence on the offensive end.


Duesseldorf totally dominated the boards 44-25. If the team keeps up the hard work on the boards then reaching the final should not be a problem?

Rebounding is a huge factor in winning games. If we keep rebounding like we did this game, it will be tough to beat us.

It seems like a hidden strength of the Duesseldorf Baskets is their amazing ability of spreading the ball around. You had a big night, but even if big guys Chones and Gadley are held to nine points, then there are other key guys like Gary Johnson or Marc Liyanage.

This is great for us as a team, especially during playoff time. If we can have a new guy step up and play strong each night and the other guys keep consistent we can beat any team in the league.


What can we expect from game two? Science City Jena will have 48 hours to make adjustments. Do you think they may throw some surprises the way of Duesseldorf?

I think game two will be a completely different game. I think the physicality of the game will stay the same, but we will have to expect some changes/surprises from them. Plus, they will be in their home atmosphere where teams play their best.


Can the Boston Celtics upset the New York Knicks in the playoffs?

"No... Carmelo Anthony" -Marc Liyanage


What fish do you catch when you go fishing with your dad?

We fish for a lot of different species of fish, but mainly Walleye, Small and Largemouth Bass, Carpie. My father recently started fishing for Trout and Salmon and told me it was a lot of fun. I am excited to give it a try.

Thanks Adam for the chat.





Dennis Schroeder productive at Nike Hoop Summit, will enter 2013 NBA Draft - by Moritz Korff

Dennis Schroeder (181-PG-93) will enter the 2013 NBA Draft, the 19-year-old German point guard announced via Twitter. On Saturday night the Braunschweig native participated in this year's Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon as a member of the World Team. Schroeder played just under 29 minutes, scoring 18 points and dishing out a team high six assists. The World Team hold off Team USA 112-98.
Schroeder is averaging close to 12 points, 3.3 assists and 2.5 boards a contest for the Phantoms Braunschweig in the BBL. He was recently presented with the BBL Best Young German Player award and also received Most Improved Player honors.



David Taylor to enroll at Pacific - by Moritz Korff

David Taylor (188-PG-95) will enroll at the University of Pacific this fall, the NCAA D1 school unveiled. Thus, Taylor will follow in the footsteps of his father Derrick Taylor who attended Louisiana State University before pursuing a professional career, which led him to Germany where he stayed and became a coach after he had hung up his sneakers.
His son just completed the 2012-13 season with 2. Bundesliga Pro B team TSV Breitenguessbach, averaging close to eight points and two rebounds a contest. He is also a major contributor on the club's NBBL team which is in the mix to capture this year's German U19 championship title again, just like in 2012. Taylor junior is regarded as one of the most talented young Germans of his age group. He has been playing on the German junior national teams ever since 2010.
"His quickness and athleticism will be a major asset to Tiger Basketball for the next four years. We are really looking forward to coaching David and watching him develop", Pacific head coach Ron Verlin stated on the program's website.



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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 21-1 
 2. Panionios 19-5 
 3. Panathinaikos 18-4 
 4. PAOK 17-7 
 5. AGOR 15-9 
 6. Ikaros 12-12 
 7. Aris 11-13 
 8. Apollon Patras 10-13 
 9. KAOD 9-15 
 10. Kolossos 8-16 
 11. Ilysiakos 7-16 
 12. Panelefsiniakos 6-17 
 13. Peristeri GS 6-18 
 14. Kavala 5-18 

Regular Season: Round 24

Apr. 20: Ikaros - Ilysiakos 86-71
Apr. 20: KAOD - AGOR 84-80
Apr. 20: Kavala - Kolossos 66-70
Apr. 20: PAOK - Panionios 59-66
Apr. 20: Peristeri GS - Aris 57-68
Apr. 22: Apollon Patras - Panathinaikos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos21.3 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.0 
 3. McCollum, Apollo.15.7 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.2 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.5 
 7. Printezis, Olympia.14.5 
 8. Coleman, Kavala13.9 
 9. Gibson, Ikaros13.6 
 10. Haralampidis, PAOK13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.5 
 2. Faye, Ikaros8.1 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.0 
 4. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.2 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios6.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.2 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Petway, AGOR5.7 
 10. Lasme, Panathin.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.3.7 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.6 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos3.2 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.2 
 9. Gibson, Ikaros3.2 
 10. Xanthopoulos, Pa.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.5 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.2 
 3. Pappas, Panionios2.0 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 5. McCollum, Apollo.1.7 
 6. Klaiber, Apollon1.6 
 7. Knowles, KAOD1.5 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 9. Mantzaris, Periste.1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Olympi.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.5 
 3. Coleman, Kavala1.3 
 4. Faye, Ikaros1.3 
 5. Turner, Apollon1.2 
 6. Achara, Kavala1.2 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 8. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 9. Powell, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Jankovic, Panioni.0.8 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Filathlitikos 21-4 
 2. Nea Kifisia 20-5 
 3. Trikalla 20-5 
 4. Koroivos 17-8 
 5. Lavrio 14-11 
 6. Ikaroi Serron 14-11 
 7. Agia Paraskevis 14-11 
 8. Arkadikos 10-15 
 9. Pagrati 10-15 
 10. Ermis Lagkada 9-16 
 11. OFI 8-16 
 12. Irakleio 6-19 
 13. Niki Volou 6-19 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 5-19 

Regular Season: Round 25

Apr. 20: Filathlitikos - Koroivos 82-72
Apr. 20: Arkadikos - Niki Volou 74-66
Apr. 20: Pagrati - Ikaroi Serron 70-84
Apr. 20: Lavrio - Nea Kifisia 70-74
Apr. 20: Agia Paraskevis - Ermis Lagkada 70-68
Apr. 20: Irakleio - Trikalla 68-96
Apr. 21: OFI - Doxa Lefkadas


Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 20
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.20.0 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.19.3 
 3. Karaboulas, Nea K.18.7 
 4. Vranjes, Pagrati16.7 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio16.2 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.15.9 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.15.7 
 8. Kitsoulis, OFI15.6 
 9. Psileas, Agia P.15.5 
 10. Tsiotras, Arkadik.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petros NOEAS
  Koroivos
  (204-F-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Noeas, Koroivos9.6 
 2. Papachristos, Trik.8.7 
 3. Sklavos, Pagrati8.6 
 4. Manousos, Doxa L.8.5 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.4 
 6. Anagnostopou., Erm.8.0 
 7. Charismidis, Trika.7.8 
 8. Sigounas, Arkadikos7.3 
 9. Simeonidis, Ikaroi7.2 
 10. Cubrilo, Arkadikos7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  Pagrati
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Vasilopoulos, Pagr.5.9 
 2. Gikas, Filathlitik.5.6 
 3. Karydas, Koroivos5.3 
 4. Moschovitis, Nea K.4.6 
 5. Tsiotras, Arkadikos3.7 
 6. Matalon, OFI3.6 
 7. Katsares, Trikalla3.6 
 8. Giannakopoul., Lav.3.6 
 9. Mavrogiannis, Niki3.5 
 10. Petrakis, OFI3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Thodoris TSIOTRAS
  Arkadikos
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Tsiotras, Arkadikos2.9 
 2. Katsares, Trikalla2.3 
 3. Vranjes, Pagrati2.1 
 4. Ioakeimidis, Ermis2.0 
 5. Karydas, Koroivos1.9 
 6. Gikas, Filathlitik.1.8 
 7. Saloustros, Filath.1.7 
 8. Psileas, Agia P.1.7 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.5 
 10. Sakellarakis, Ira.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Krum DOYCHINOV
  OFI
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Doychinov, OFI1.2 
 2. Adetokoubo, Filath.1.0 
 3. Adetokubo, Filath.1.0 
 4. Papachristos, Trik.0.9 
 5. Pavlovic, Pagrati0.7 
 6. Noeas, Koroivos0.7 
 7. Petrodimopou., Nea0.7 
 8. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 
 9. Charismidis, Trika.0.7 
 10. Sakellarakis, Ira.0.6 


Lazaros Papadopoulos in for the game against Panionios - by Giorgos Diploidis

A big game today (20/04) in PAOK sports Arena between the team of Thessaloniki and Panionios ON Telecoms Athens. The match will definetely play an important role for the racing of the 3rd place of the Greek league. The team of Soulis Markopoulos which lost 14 points in Nea Smyrni needs the win and if possible to overcome the gap of the first game to have possibilities to take the third place.
In Panionios ON Telecoms Athens at the same time if they will win they gonna secure the third place and will have a lot of chances to fight with Panathinaikos for the second one. The good news for PAOK Thessaloniki is that their best player Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80) returns after an injury. He may not be 100% ready but he will add depth to the team of Thessaloniki near the basket. Mihalis Tsairelis (207-F/C-88) also has recovered from the problems he was facing and he will be available (although he took part in the last game).



Aris won at Peristeri - by Dimitris Kalovelonis

Peristeri-Aris:57-68
After a hard fought game ,Aris defeat Peristeri .The hosts couldn't win the most decisive game in order to avoid relegation .Aris had the control of the game from the beging through the end.The first quarter ended with a slight lead for Aris 14-16.The guests increased their lead by one,and the end of the second quarter.So the score at halftime was 28-31.Peristeri managed to take the lead 38-34 two minutes before the end of third quarter ,after Tyler Hines (198-F-90, college: Md-E Shore) scored 4 straight points with 2/2 free throws and a lay-up,but Sotiris Karapostolou (194-G-78, agency: FCM, college: S.New Hampshire) took action and scored all the 11 points of his team in the last two minutes of the quarter,,and increased his teams' lead,to five points,40-45 after three quarters.
Jeremy Hunt (196-G-83, college: Memphis) was "hot" in last quarter and scored three 3pointers and one lay-up to make the score 53-61for Aris,and helped his team to win the game.Just 19.1 seconds before the end = Peristeri's fans watching their team to be defeated threw seats and various objects on court and on the bench of Aris,the referees decided to evacuate the stadium and after the game to continue ,as it happened and Aris won 57-68

Peristeri:Parker 20,Tyler Hines 12,Jonathan Mitchell 10
Aris:Sotiris Karapostolou 21,Jeremy Hunt 12



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Albacomp 25-7 
 2. Atomeromu 22-10 
 3. Kaposvari 18-14 
 4. Jaszberenyi 17-15 
 5. Kormend 13-19 
 6. Szolnok 8-2 
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 10

Places 1-6

Apr. 20: Atomeromu - Kormend 94-78
Apr. 20: Kaposvari - Jaszberenyi 80-93
Apr. 20: Albacomp - Szolnok 72-63

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 SWANSTON
  Kapos.
  (201-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Swanston, Kapos.21.0 
 2. Austin, Kormend20.7 
 3. Dunn, Kaposvari20.2 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 5. Spica, Kaposvari19.5 
 6. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 7. Wood, Albacomp19.3 
 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. Hendlein, Kaposvari7.9 
 7. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.9 
 8. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.7.7 
 10. Austin, Kormend7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Albacomp
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Moore, Albacomp6.6 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari6.4 
 3. Rakic, Jaszberenyi6.2 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 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. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 4. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 5. Moore, Albacomp2.2 
 6. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 7. Jones, Szedeak1.9 
 8. Kertesz, ZTE K.1.9 
 9. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.1.8 
 10. 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. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 6. Idlet, Atomeromu0.7 
 7. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 8. Shaw, Kormend0.7 
 9. Cseh, FS Debrecen0.6 
 10. Lekli, Albacomp0.6 



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  IBA-PBL   

Standings

IBA-PBL Standings
Central Division
 1. Sauk Valley P. 14-2 
 2. Kankakee S. 8-4 
 3. Kenosha B. 8-6 
 4. Chicago R. 6-9 
 5. Bloomington F. 5-4 
 6. St.Louis T. 4-10 
 7. Springfield X. 2-9 
 8. Lake County S. 0-5 
Eastern Division
 1. Rochester R. 12-2 
 2. Gary Splash 11-5 
 3. Indiana D. 6-2 
 4. Holland Dream 6-5 
 5. Lansing C. 6-9 
 6. Lake Michigan 3-12 
 7. West Virginia M. 2-9 
 8. Albany L. 0-0 
 9. New Jersey G-F 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 20: Kankakee S. - Chicago R. 130-111
Apr. 19: Lansing C. - Rochester R. 121-131
Apr. 19: St.Louis T. - Springfield X. 110-113
Apr. 20: Lake Michigan - Lansing C. 109-100

Regular Season: Round 14

Apr. 21: Lansing C. - Holland Dream
Apr. 21: Indiana D. - Bloomington F.
Apr. 21: Springfield X. - Kankakee S.
Apr. 21: West Virginia M. - Gary Splash


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Devron BOSTICK
  Kenosha B.
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Bostick, Kenosha30.3 
 2. Cobbs, Kenosha B.28.0 
 3. Bennett, Gary S.24.7 
 4. Thomas, Kenosha B.23.8 
 5. Broughton, Chica.23.0 
 6. Tunnell, West V.21.3 
 7. Mency, Rocheste.19.0 
 8. Walker, Chicago R.19.0 
 9. Bennett, Rocheste.18.7 
 10. Bailey, West V.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason WARREN
  Gary S.
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Warren, Gary S.11.0 
 2. Barkdoll, Rocheste.10.0 
 3. Reaves, Rocheste.9.7 
 4. Haley, Rochester R.9.3 
 5. Caterina, West V.8.7 
 6. Bailey, West V.8.7 
 7. Cobbs, Kenosha B.7.5 
 8. Uqdah, Lake M.7.0 
 9. Bostick, Kenosha7.0 
 10. Goldsberry, West7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tony BENNETT
  Rocheste.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bennett, Rocheste.8.0 
 2. Goldsberry, West V.5.3 
 3. Bennett, Gary S.4.3 
 4. Anderson, Rochest.4.3 
 5. Cobbs, Kenosha B.2.8 
 6. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.7 
 7. Warren, Gary S.2.3 
 8. Tunnell, West V.2.0 
 9. Benson, Lake M.2.0 
 10. Early, West V.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas COBBS
  Kenosha B.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cobbs, Kenosha B.3.0 
 2. Goldsberry, West V.2.0 
 3. Uqdah, Lake M.2.0 
 4. Wright, Gary S.2.0 
 5. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.0 
 6. Benson, Lake M.2.0 
 7. Bennett, Rocheste.2.0 
 8. Bennett, Gary S.1.7 
 9. Hampton, Gary S.1.3 
 10. Collins, West V.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 James EVERSLEY
  West V.
  (200-F-)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Eversley, West V.1.7 
 2. Giddings, Rocheste.1.7 
 3. Barkdoll, Rocheste.1.3 
 4. Bailey, West V.1.3 
 5. Montgomery, Gary S.1.3 
 6. Warren, Gary S.1.0 
 7. Bostick, Kenosha0.8 
 8. Thomas, Kenosha B.0.8 
 9. Carlwell, Chicago0.8 
 10. Amicks, Chicago R.0.8 



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  ICELAND   


Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Icelandic D1 1st Team 2013
Emil Barja
Barja
Austin Bracey
Bracey
Frisco Sandidge
Sandidge
Terrence Watson
Watson
Frisco Sandidge
Sandidge

Player of the Year: Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87) of Hottur
Guard of the Year: Emil Barja (192-G-91) of Haukar
Forward of the Year: Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87) of Hottur
Center of the Year: Terrence Watson (200-F-87) of Haukar
Bosman player of the Year: Darco Milosevic (196-F-86) of Thor AK
Import player of the Year: Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87) of Hottur
Domestic player of the Year: Emil Barja (192-G-91) of Haukar
Coach of the Year: Ivar Asgrimsson of Haukar

1st Team
G: Emil Barja (192-G-91) of Haukar
G/F: Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Hottur
F: Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87) of Hottur
F: Terrence Watson (200-F-87) of Haukar
F/G: Jerry Lewis Hollis (197-G/F-87) of Hamar

2nd Team
G: Ragnar Gylfason (180-PG-85) of Valur
G: Runar Ingi Erlingsson (187-G-89) of Valur
G: Haukur Oskarsson (194-G-91) of Haukar
F: Orn Sigurdarson (202-F-89) of Hamar
C: Ragnar Nathanaelsson (218-C-91) of Hamar

All-Domestic Players Team
F: Haukur Oskarsson (194-G-91) of Haukar
G: Emil Barja (192-G-91) of Haukar
C: Ragnar Nathanaelsson (218-C-91) of Hamar
F: Orn Sigurdarson (202-F-89) of Hamar
G: Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Hottur

All-Imports Team
F: Terrence Watson (200-F-87) of Haukar
G/F: Jerry Lewis Hollis (197-G/F-87) of Hamar
G: Chris Woods (195-F-89) of Valur
G: Reggie Dupree (183-G-87) of Reynir S.
F/G: Frisco Sandidge (198-F-87) of Hottur



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  INDONESIA   

Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 27-1 
 2. Pelita Jaya 25-4 
 3. Satria Muda 21-7 
 4. CLS Knights 21-7 
 5. Garuda 20-8 
 6. Stadium Jak. 15-14 
 7. Hangtuah 14-13 
 8. Bimasakti 8-20 
 9. Satya Wacana 8-20 
 10. Pacific Caesar 6-22 
 11. Tonga BSC 2-26 
 12. NSH GMC Riau 2-27 

Regular Season: Round 46

Apr. 20: Bimasakti - NSH GMC Riau 79-49
Apr. 20: Stadium Jak. - Satria Muda 63-80
Apr. 20: Pacific Caesar - Satya Wacana 59-77
Apr. 20: CLS Knights - Pelita Jaya 59-71

Regular Season: Round 47

Apr. 21: Pelita Jaya - Pacific Caesar
Apr. 21: Dell Aspac - Hangtuah
Apr. 21: Satria Muda - Garuda
Apr. 21: Satya Wacana - Bimasakti



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  ITALY   


Interview with Richard Laurel, former NBA player - by Eurobasket Center

Euro-basket had the pleasure of sitting down with Richard Laurel, former NBA player, former International player in Italy, France and Belgium about his return to Trieste, Italy; the site of some of his greatest accomplishments as a player. Now working as a consultant for the club, he was able to share some valuable insights on the future of Italian basketball....namely at the youth levels and beyond.

EU: Greetings Rich, thank you for your time in chatting with us. What brings you back to Italy?
RL: Italy is like home to me. I consider I had my best basketball years there, even though some peoples opinions might differ saying I played better in France and Belgium, but to me its definitely there.

EU: After playing in France and Belgium as well, we see that you had been doing quite a bit with youth development and skills training throughout the countries that you previously played. Has this your primary focus? Please tell us more.
RL: Yes because Im working with universities in America finding talented girls and boys to go there to study and play basketball from all of these countries.

EU: We have seen that you have been contracted with Trieste recently as a consultant within a club. What can you tell us about this new position for you?
RL: I have been working with Libertas as a freelance consultant and trainer but have not been under contract. I am greatly enjoying helping them and we are going to be
doing two Camps this Summer, one the 22nd - 29th of June in Croatia and the second, a Master Camp in Trieste the 1st to the 5th of July which is being held with four NBA coaches. The ages for both these camps are boys and girls born 1995 - 2000.

EU: We have heard that you are planning and moving forward with some ground breaking endeavors within Italian Basketball. Please tell us more.
RL: Yes, apart from the Summer Camps I just mentioned there is a Pro Camp being held in Udine the 17th - 20th June, this is the Summer League, an important event to promote players age 18 to 23 from the U.S. and Europe of which I am taking an active part. This is an exciting week and we are expecting a high attendance of players, coaches and universities. I will let you have the flyer when I get it.

EU: Have you any aspiration, thoughts or concerns going forward?
RL: Yes I do. Here in Italy young people dont have a chance to follow their goals and aspirations as easily as in the States, so Im trying my hardest to help them achieve them.

EU: How do you see the shape of what you are planning fitting into the scope of things here in Italy? Is this the reasoning behind your embarking on it here as opposed to elsewhere?
RL: Not really, I chose Italy and also Trieste because once again at heart Im an Italian! I need to start where I am familiar with the geographical position. Trieste is right on the border with Slovenia and near to Croatia making it a place full of possibility. Im working to bring girls and boys to universities in America, starting as young as 13 years old. This way we can work with them early on to get them used to speaking, studying and living there.

EU: Is there anything that you wish to leave with your fans abroad (Italy, France Belgium and the USA)?
RL: That I am back, present and ready to do everything within my power to enhance and help the youth in this area! I am full of energy and enthusiasm.

We, at EUROBASKET, wish Richard Laurel the best of success in his newest latest ventures on the Italian basketball stage. We look forward to hearing great things from him not just in this summer, but in the seasons upcoming. Best Regards Richard!




Acea Virtus Roma keep Jordan Taylor for another season - by Eurobasket News

Acea Virtus Roma have agreed on terms of contract extension with Jordan Taylor (185-PG-89, college: Wisconsin). The point guard will stay in Italy for another season. Jordan Taylor started his pro career in Rome. He tallies 11.9 points, 3.9 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in SeriaA. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012. His stats read 14.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists per appearance. Taylor was named into NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team. He participated at the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas. His stats read 5.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game there. The guard also took part at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. He tallied 11.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per appearance.


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  JAPAN   

Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba21.5 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.16.9 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.0 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.3 
 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: 12.4
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba12.4 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.3 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.12.0 
 4. Oyedeji, Tochigi B.10.4 
 5. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.3 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.5 
 7. Smith, Hitachi SR7.3 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.7.2 
 9. Takeuchi, Toyota7.1 
 10. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
Assists Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.4 
 2. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.7 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi3.6 
 4. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.3 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 6. Tsuji, Toshiba BT2.9 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.2.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi2.7 
 10. Igarashi, Mitsubi.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Tomokazu ABE
  Hokkaido L.
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi1.2 
 5. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.2 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.2 
 7. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.1 
 8. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
 9. Catron, Hokkaido L.1.1 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Covile, Aishin SH1.5 
 3. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.4 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.3 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba0.9 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.7 
 8. Moss, Toshiba BT0.6 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.6 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.0.6 


Toshiba BT takes JBL 2-1 Final lead - by Eurobasket News

Aishin SH - Toshiba BT 67-74 (1-2)

Toshiba BT takes JBL 2-1 Final lead. They trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 42-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Naoto Tsuji (185-89) chipped in 12 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists and Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 18+17reb+7ast, K.Young 11+4reb+3ast, S.Kashiwagi 9+2reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 8+1reb, R.Hashimoto 5+1reb, S.Kitagawa 5
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 22+15reb+1ast, N.Tsuji 12+2reb+5ast, T.Kurihara 10+2reb+1ast, Y.Kagami 8+4reb+1ast, M.Diouf 7+4reb, Y.Kuwahara 4+1reb
gschID: 239313



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


BC Astana open win count in championship series - by Eurobasket News

BC Astana - Barsy Atyrau 102:96

Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) erupted for 38 points to lead BC Astana past Barsy Atyrau in the opening game of the title series. The defending champions had to work hard to come back from a 14-point halftime deficit in the second part of the game.
Barsy opened the game perfectly. The visitors went on a 30:17 run in the first quarter. They ensured a 13-point lead after ten minutes. Barsy unloaded 28 points in the second frame to take a 14-point halftime lead. But BC Astana turned things around in the third quarter. The hosts went on a 37:17 rally to enter the fourth period up by 6 points. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth frame but BC Astana protected their lead well enough to escape with a narrow win at the end. David Simon (208-C-82, college: IPFW) had 19 points, while Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points for the winners. Zambalist Fredrick (183-G-86, college: S.Carolina) answered with 32 points for Barsy Atyrau. Mikhail Evstigneev (201-F/C-84) and Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) had 13 points each in the loss.

BC Astana: Brion Rush 38, David Simon 19, Branko Cvetkovic 16
Barsy Atyrau: Zambalist Fredrick 32, Mikhail Evstigneev 13, Edgaras Zelionis 13



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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Peiners, LU21.6 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 3. Cain, Barons k.16.7 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera16.2 
 5. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.6 
 6. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.6 
 7. Diggs, Barons k.14.9 
 8. Ozols, Jurmala14.6 
 9. Rowland, VEF Riga14.5 
 10. Apsitis, Turiba14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Cain, Barons k.11.2 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.4 
 3. Dargais, LU8.0 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.7 
 5. Chamberlain, Jelga.7.6 
 6. Berzins, Valmiera7.4 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava7.3 
 8. Mednis, Jurmala7.1 
 9. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.7 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga7.5 
 2. Diggs, Barons k.5.5 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.5 
 4. Gabrans, Valmiera4.6 
 5. Peiners, LU3.6 
 6. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.4 
 7. Bertans, VEF Riga3.4 
 8. Sims, Ventspils3.3 
 9. Sokolovs, Turiba3.1 
 10. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs STRELNIEKS
  VEF R.
  (196-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Strelnieks, VEF R.2.2 
 2. Rowland, VEF Riga2.1 
 3. Peiners, LU1.9 
 4. Brown, Jurmala1.9 
 5. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 6. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 8. Jakovics, Liepaja1.5 
 9. Cain, Barons k.1.5 
 10. Miezis, Barons k.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Cain, Barons k.1.8 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.3 
 3. Chamberlain, Jelga.0.9 
 4. Meiers, Ventspils0.9 
 5. Ziedins, Valmiera0.9 
 6. Daniels, VEF Riga0.9 
 7. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.9 
 8. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 9. Leiteris, Liepaja0.8 
 10. Hlebowicki, Jekab.0.8 


LBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Barons kvartals advance into semis - by Eurobasket News

LU - Valmiera 68-80

Valmiera bounced back after a narrow home loss to LU to defeat their opponents on the road. The visitors thus forced the third decisive game in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valmiera made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Valmiera outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 40-20 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Latvijas Universitate was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Agnis Cavars (196-86) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Janis Berzins (202-93, agency: Players Group) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cavars is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Guard Zanis Peiners (204-90, agency: Interperformances) replied with 22 points and forward Harijs Rubenis (202-91) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Latvijas Universitate. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
LU: Z.Peiners 22+3reb+3ast, H.Rubenis 20+5reb, M.Vitols 7+2reb+2ast, K.Strazdins 6+4reb, M.Dargis 4+1ast, A.Osins 4+1reb+2ast
Valmiera: J.Kaufmanis 20+1reb+1ast, J.Berzins 16+7reb, A.Cavars 15+12reb+1ast, P.Veselovs 15+4reb, R.Gabrans 5+5reb+6ast, S.Amolins 4+2reb
gschID: 239258


Jekabpils - Barons kvartals 97-101 OT

Barons kvartals rallied past Jekabpils away from home to advance into the semifinal stage. Jekabpils trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-17 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 11-15. Barons kvartals made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Jekabpils were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 19 rebounds. The other American import guard Jamar Diggs (187-88, college: Wofford, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 24 points and 9 assists for the winners. American point guard P.J. Hill jr. (182-87, college: Ohio St.) replied with 26 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line !!!) and the former international point guard Rinalds Sirsnins (186-85) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Jekabpils. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils: P.Hill jr. 26+5reb+1ast, R.Sirsnins 19+7reb+5ast, T.O'Brien 16+10reb, M.Hlebowicki 15+9reb+1ast, O.Virsis 10+4reb+2ast, A.Vitols 9+1ast
Barons kvartals: J.Diggs 24+1reb+9ast, T.Cain 18+19reb, I.Bergmanis 14+3reb+3ast, M.Gulbis 12+1ast, J.Rozitis 12+4reb, D.Dulkys 11+4reb+1ast
gschID: 239257



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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 19-11 
 5. Byblos 14-16 
 6. Amchit 14-16 
 7. Hoops 8-22 
 8. Bejjeh 8-22 
 9. Anibal 2-16 
 10. Antranik 2-16 

Second Stage: Round 12

Apr. 20: Champville - Amchit 86-70
Apr. 18: Byblos - Al Riyadi 72-90
Apr. 18: Bejjeh - Hoops 103-95
Apr. 22: Sagesse - Moutahed


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 34.9
 1. Emmett, Amchit34.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.1 
 3. Khatib, Champville27.1 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.6 
 5. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 6. Sims, Sagesse24.4 
 7. Williams, Bejjeh23.3 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos23.3 
 9. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed21.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.2 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.5 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.3 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.6 
 7. Perry, Hoops9.7 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi9.3 
 9. Sims, Sagesse9.0 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Blair, Hoops6.8 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.4 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.2 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.9 
 6. Fahed, Moutahed5.4 
 7. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 8. Khatib, Champville5.1 
 9. Youngblood, Byblos5.1 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Blair, Hoops3.1 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.4 
 3. Emmett, Amchit2.2 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos2.1 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert HILL
  Amchit
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hill, Amchit2.5 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Fraser, Byblos1.6 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.6 
 5. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi0.9 
 9. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.8 
 10. Terry, Champville0.8 



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Scoring Leaders - DBBL

Points Per Game
 Mychal GREEN
  Soleuvre
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Green, Soleuvre26.3 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.24.7 
 3. Schumacher, T7123.9 
 4. Kennedy, Residence23.7 
 5. Bryant, Black Star22.8 
 6. Tapscott, Soleuvre22.8 
 7. Frazier, Contern21.9 
 8. Ulin, Sparta21.7 
 9. Smith, Sparta20.2 
 10. Sharry, T7119.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony SIMPSON
  Etzella
  (203-C/F-87)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Simpson, Etzella14.2 
 2. Powell, Contern13.4 
 3. Sharry, T7112.5 
 4. McDaniel, Black S.11.5 
 5. Gary, Musel Pikes10.8 
 6. Tapscott, Soleuvre10.8 
 7. Frazier, Contern10.1 
 8. Kennedy, Residence9.9 
 9. Wurtz, Musel Pikes9.8 
 10. Stephens, T719.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kasey ULIN
  Sparta
  (181-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Ulin, Sparta5.3 
 2. Schumacher, T714.6 
 3. Bryant, Black Star4.4 
 4. Schartz, Amicale3.9 
 5. Green, Soleuvre3.8 
 6. Biever, Residence3.6 
 7. Koster, Residence3.5 
 8. Ruffato, T713.4 
 9. Schwartz, Musel P.3.4 
 10. Scott, Residence3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Contern
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jones, Contern2.5 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.2.3 
 3. Kennedy, Residence2.2 
 4. Green, Soleuvre1.8 
 5. Schumacher, T711.8 
 6. Simpson, Etzella1.7 
 7. Bryant, Black Star1.7 
 8. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 9. Delgado, Etzella1.6 
 10. Koster, Residence1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chehales TAPSCOTT
  Soleuvre
  (195-F-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Tapscott, Soleuvre1.7 
 2. Sharry, T711.3 
 3. Gary, Musel Pikes1.3 
 4. Powell, Contern0.9 
 5. McDaniel, Black S.0.9 
 6. Simpson, Etzella0.9 
 7. Frazier, Contern0.8 
 8. Hoffmann, Sparta0.8 
 9. Fisher, Amicale0.8 
 10. Golson, Amicale0.8 


Total League Round 1 of Finals. T71 grab the lead - by Eurobasket News

Amicale - T71 81-94

T71 Dudelange opened the lead in the Diekirch League Finals. They knocked down Amicale in the opener. The game without a history. T71 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Ryan Sharry (203-89, college: Middlebury, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import swingman Denell Stephens (190-86, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds. American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) produced 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and international Samy Picard (196-88) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Amicale: R.Golson 22+9reb+4ast, E.Jeitz 17+6reb+1ast, S.Picard 16+9reb+1ast, C.Schartz 16+5reb+4ast, B.Melcher 4+1reb, A.Laurent 4+4reb
T71: R.Sharry 29+12reb+6ast, D.Stephens 26+14reb, G.Ruffato 18+7reb+5ast, T.Schumacher 14+5reb+9ast, B.Kieffer 5+2reb+1ast, C.Laures 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 239136



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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Apr. 20: Obregon - Hermosillo 88-92
Apr. 20: Cananea - Tijuana 83-105
Apr. 20: Navolato - Los Mochis 71-89
Apr. 20: Guasave - Nogales 105-106

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 23: Tijuana - Hermosillo
Apr. 23: Los Mochis - Obregon
Apr. 23: Guasave - Navolato
Apr. 23: Nogales - Guaymas



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  MONTENEGRO   

Standings - 1A

1A Standings
Play-Out
 1. Jedinstvo 5-3 
 2. ABS Primorje 5-3 
 3. Ibar Rozaje 5-3 
 4. Danilovgrad 3-4 
 5. Centar BP 3-4 
 6. S.Centar 2-6 
S-League
 1. Buducnost 7-0 
 2. Sutjeska 4-3 
 3. Teodo Tivat 3-4 
 4. Lovcen 3-4 
 5. Ulcinj 2-5 
 6. Mornar Bar 2-5 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 8

Play-Out

Apr. 20: Ibar Rozaje - ABS Primorje 73-74
Apr. 20: S.Centar - Jedinstvo 71-70
Apr. 21: Centar BP - Danilovgrad

S-League

Apr. 20: Teodo Tivat - Lovcen 82-57
Apr. 20: Mornar Bar - Sutjeska 67-51
Apr. 20: Ulcinj - Buducnost 54-92


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Vladimir BORICIC
  ABS P.
  (195-G/F-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Boricic, ABS P.18.9 
 2. Milosevic, Ulcinj17.2 
 3. Ljujic, Centar BP16.9 
 4. Stojanovic, Lovcen16.8 
 5. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.16.4 
 6. Mitchell, Centar B.15.2 
 7. Jovanovic, Danilov.15.0 
 8. Draskovic, Jedin.14.3 
 9. Korac, Jedinstvo14.1 
 10. Ratkovic, ABS P.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Savo DJIKANOVIC
  Jaszbere.
  (211-C-75)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Djikanovic, Jaszbe.9.4 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar8.7 
 3. Ljujic, Centar BP8.4 
 4. Radulovic, Teodo T.8.1 
 5. Zejak, Danilovgrad7.8 
 6. Draskovic, Jedin.7.6 
 7. Young, Danilovgrad7.3 
 8. Bacovic, ABS P.7.0 
 9. Radak, ABS P.6.4 
 10. Johnson, Teodo T.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Jedinstvo
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Korac, Jedinstvo5.0 
 2. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.4.8 
 3. Boricic, ABS P.3.8 
 4. Stojanovic, Lovcen3.4 
 5. Calic, Sutjeska3.2 
 6. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.3.0 
 7. Mitchell, Centar B.2.9 
 8. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.8 
 9. Femic, Centar BP2.5 
 10. Radosavljevi., Mo.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lazar SIMONOVIC
  Ulcinj
  (185-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simonovic, Ulcinj2.3 
 2. Pavlicevic, Sutjes.2.2 
 3. Mitchell, Centar B.2.0 
 4. Samardzic, Danilov.1.7 
 5. Omerovic, Jedin.1.5 
 6. Mijovic, Teodo Tiv.1.5 
 7. Femic, Centar BP1.5 
 8. Djurisic, Mornar B.1.4 
 9. Stojanovic, Lovcen1.4 
 10. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Radoje VUJOSEVIC
  Sutjeska
  (209-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vujosevic, Sutjeska1.9 
 2. Ljujic, Centar BP1.7 
 3. Radulovic, Teodo T.1.3 
 4. Draskovic, Jedin.1.3 
 5. Karalic, ABS P.0.9 
 6. Nicaj, Lovcen0.9 
 7. Young, Danilovgrad0.9 
 8. Pavic, Mornar Bar0.9 
 9. Skurdauskas, Morna.0.7 
 10. Zejak, Danilovgrad0.6 


Superleague Round 7 and Play-Out League Round 8: Easy wins for Buducnost, Teodo and Mornar - by Darko Pekic

Buducnost, Teodo and Mornar had no problems against their opponents and the last three rounds will decide other three Final Four partecipants (Buducnost has already booked a ticket for the Final Four). Mornar and Sutjeska were expected to play a tied game but it did not happen and Mornar won 67-51. After the unexpected departure of two leaders Hank Thorns and Slobodan Tosic, Mornars team tried to bounce back and take advantage of the last chance to make the Final Four. Sutjeska did not find a solution for their defense and this results complicated the Final Four battle even more, with all six teams still in race for four qualifying spots. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) scored 22 points and added 8 rebounds for the home team. He was followed by Andrej Pajovic (188-G-92) who scored 15 points. Sutjeska was led by former Mornar's player Ivan Miceta (205-FC-81) who scored 16 points.

Buducnost crashed in Ulcinj the home team (92-54). The game was decided after the first quarter and everything else was just the routine for Buducnost. Marko Mugosa (195-F-93) led the guests in scoring with 22 points. In Ulcinj better than others was Lazar Simonovic (185-G-82) who scored 21 points.

Teodo really dominated againt the young Lovcen team in Tivat (82-57). Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) led the scorers with 18 points but he was followed by Srdjan Subotic (195-G-88) and Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) that scored 15 points each. Johnson added 15 rebounds to make him MVP of the game. Armin Bilic (195-G/F-94) was the only player in Lovcen who scored in double digits (10 points).

The Play-Out League brought new surprises tonight. Primorje won in Rozaje (74-73) and almost secured a spot for next season in Erste Basketball League. The game was tied and it was decided by outstanding Vladimir Boricic (195-G/F-84) who scored 29 points. Mersudin Kosuta scored 15 points for the home team.

Studentski Centar won their second game in the Play-Out League and surprised Jedinstvo in Podgorica (71-70). Vladimir Milosevic (201-F-87) scored 20 points for the home team and helped them to get another win after the win in Danilovgrad. Danilo Draskovic (207-C-85, agency: BeoExcell) led the guests with 21 points.

Tomorrow Centar will face Danilovgrad at home and that game will probably decide the last Division I spot for next season as both teams are in a tough situation and need a win.

The game starts at 7 pm.



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  MOROCCO   


The Semifinals are set at Morocco Basketball Throne Cup 2012/2013 - by Eurobasket News

The Semifinals are set at Morocco Basketball Throne Cup 2012/2013 that will start tonight. Maghreb Fez needed a 80:72 win over Chabab Rif Al Hoceima after a 65:72 loss in Game 1 to advance to the Final Four. Renaissance de Berkane overcame Sport Plazza Casa 73:71 and tied the first game at 64:64. AS Sale won both games against MCO Mouloudia Oujda 85:83 and 72:61. Wydad Casablanca was the last team to advance after a 87:75 in the first game and then a 61:61 draw.


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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.8 
 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.22.8 
 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. Lee, Golden St.W.11.2 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.1 
 6. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.1 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.11.0 
 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 Clippers9.6 
 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. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 7. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 9. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 10. Harden, Houston1.8 
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. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.1 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.2.0 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Smith, Atlanta H.1.8 


The Grizzlies tab Donte Greene, ex Guayama - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) inked 25-year old forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). He was tested at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league, but was not approved after all. Greene also played at Atleticos (BSN) in Puerto Rico that season. In only one game he had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal this season. This season he was tested by the Nets. The last season Greene played at the Kings. In 52 games he averaged 5.4ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by the Grizzlies in first round (28th overall). The former Syracuse University staris in his fifth season in pro basketball. He received Big East All-Freshman Team award back in 2008 at his college time. Greene represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Greene has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center



Playoffs start with four games on Saturday - by Eurobasket News

Denver N. - Golden St.W. 97-95
Andre Miller (6'2''-PG-76, college: Utah) scored a playoff career-high 28 points and sank a nifty layup with 1.3 seconds left that lifted the Denver Nuggets to a 97-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Miller drove left past rookie Draymond Green, did an up-and-under between two defenders under the basket and banked the ball off the glass with his right hand. The Warriors inbounded the ball and Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson)'s desperation 3-pointer wasn't anywhere close as the horn sounded and the Nuggets celebrated their 24th straight win at the Pepsi Center. Miller scored 18 in the frenetic fourth quarter. Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center, where the Nuggets posted an NBA-best 38-3 home record during the season. "It could have went either way tonight so we have to be better prepared on Tuesday," Miller said. The Warriors trailed 93-92 when Curry was pickpocketed by Ty Lawson (5'11''-PG-87, college: N.Carolina), whose layup made it a three-point game with 35 seconds remaining. Curry, who shot his way into NBA history by sinking a record 272 3-pointers this season, got a whistling pass from Jarrett Jack and swished a contested 3 with Lawson all over him, then did his funky dance downcourt during the timeout with 14.5 seconds left. Miller inbounded the ball, then got it back and isolated on Green until the driving to the hoop for the winning bucket. "We found a way to pull it out," Miller said. "This was a tough game." The sixth-seeded Warriors, playing in their first playoff game in six seasons, lost All-Star David Lee to a possible right hip flexor strain in the fourth quarter when he banged into JaVale McGee. He shot both free throws, then couldn't run back downcourt and was taken for X-rays. Lee finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds, all but two off the defensive glass. Klay Thompson (6'6''-G-90, college: Washington St.) led Golden State with 22 points and Curry had 19. Jarret Jack added 10 points and 10 assists. Center Andrew Bogut, who's been bothered by a bone bruise on his surgically repaired left ankle, had 14 boards and nine points for the Warriors. Corey Brewer sparked a 13-2 run that the Nuggets used to take a 71-64 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Warriors responded to Lee's injury by quickly erasing an eight-point deficit. Then Miller took over. Trying to make it out of the first round for the first time in his 13-year NBA career, he came up with several big baskets in the final period. The frenetic finish followed a plodding first 2 1/2 quarters that wasn't anything like the high-octane, run-and-run game everyone expected from these two teams. That notion fizzled in the first half with a rash of poor shooting, too many turnovers and a bunch of debatable calls. Denver would have matched its lowest point total for a first half if not for Wilson Chandler (6'8''-F/G-87, college: De Paul)'s breakaway basket at the buzzer that pulled the third-seeded Nuggets to 48-44 at halftime. In their three home losses this season, the Nuggets managed 42 first-half points against Miami on Nov. 15, 43 against Minnesota on Jan. 3 and 50 against Washington on Jan. 18, before winning their last 23 home games heading into the playoffs. "You play 82 games to get to this spot, to have your home court help you with confidence, help you with the jitters," Nuggets coach George Karl said before tip-off. "I think Golden State is a very good opponent and a very difficult opponent in a lot of ways. I don't expect it to be anything but a damn good basketball series. Today's the first game and let's see what happens." What happened was the Nuggets nearly lost the home-court advantage they so cherished. Not having their best free-throw shooter in Danilo Gallinari (out with an ACL injury) and their top rebounder in Kenneth Faried (ankle) didn't help. But the Nuggets pulled out another close one at home. They haven't lost at home in more than three months, but Golden State coach Mark Jackson dismissed any notion that it was because of altitude or boisterous crowds. "We've watched every bit of film and I haven't seen the altitude score and I haven't seen a fan score or rebound," Jackson said before the game. "At the end of the day, credit goes to that coaching staff led by George Karl and that group of players. Win, lose or draw, it won't be because of the fans or the altitude." Jackson played in plenty of playoff games but this was his postseason coaching debut. He said he had no butterflies, however: "We're playing with house money. We're going to roll this dice and have fun with it. Nobody expects us (to win) and that's OK. If I was picking, I'd pick them to win it. I'd pick them to win this series. I'd give them the edge at coaching, too." Karl laughed at that remark. "Pile on those expectations," he said. "Let's go, baby!" Karl freely admitted he was a bundle of nerves before the game: "I'm nervous for summer league games, so why wouldn't I be nervous for this game?" Courtesy of: foxsports.com

New York K. - Boston C. 85-78
The orange shirts were twirling, the volume was swelling, the fans were standing, and in the midst of Madison Square Garden's happy mayhem, Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) was surveying and directing, with a calm certainty. Dribbling 35 feet from the basket, he saw a charging Kevin Garnett (6'11''-F/C-76) and a freely roaming Kenyon Martin. The rest happened so quickly that it left the Boston Celtics dumbfounded. A bullet pass. A fingertips catch. A layup. And then bedlam. That nearly too-high pass and the easy basket that followed provided the final, finishing touch Saturday as the Knicks grinded out an 85-78 victory in the emotional opener of this first-round playoff series. 'Terrible pass,' Martin said, smiling. 'He bailed me out on that one,' Anthony said later. It was an imperfect end to an imperfect win, but one that resonated on many levels as the Knicks, hosting a Game 1 for the first time since 2001, took their first series lead in 12 years. 'It's a wonderful feeling,' said Anthony, who scored 36 points and made all the key plays down the stretch. Game 2 is Tuesday night at the Garden. The emotions were more raw for the Celtics, who opened the playoffs in the shadow of the Boston Marathon bombings and the manhunt that followed. 'I think emotionally, it could go either way,' Coach Doc Rivers said before tip-off. Every Celtics jersey was adorned with a patch reading, 'Boston Stands as One.' In an unusual gesture, Paul Pierce (6'7''-F/G-77, college: Kansas) and Anthony addressed the crowd before the game, with Anthony conveying 'our prayers and our condolences' and Pierce declaring, 'Boston will rise and run again.' A small number of fans booed Pierce as he took the microphone, but they were quickly shushed and drowned out by a much larger contingent. Color guard units from the Boston and New York fire departments jointly presented the American flag for the national anthem. A brief chant of 'U-S-A!' followed, which quickly gave way to 'Let's go, Knicks!' as a playoff normalcy settled in. Anthony was sometimes erratic, going 13 for 29 from the field against a relentless Boston defense, but he hit two jumpers to put the Knicks ahead for good in the fourth quarter, and added a steal and a fast-break layup to hold off the Celtics in the final minutes. J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) added 15 points, and Raymond Felton had 10. The rest was done with defense, which has not exactly been the Knicks' calling card this season. They tied one franchise record by holding the Celtics to 25 points in the second half and broke another record by allowing only 8 points in the fourth quarter. The Celtics scored 2 points in the final 4 minutes 32 seconds, on a pair of free throws. 'We played probably our best defense of the year in that second half,' said Jason Kidd, who had three of the Knicks' seven steals in the final quarter. All told, Boston had 21 turnovers, leading to 20 points for the Knicks and underlining what could be a decisive factor in the series. The Celtics are playing without Rajon Rondo, their All-Star point guard, and, for that matter, without any point guards, making it difficult to find easy baskets. The strain showed. Avery Bradley and Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) each had six turnovers, and Pierce had four. Green led Boston with 26 points, but he scored only 6 after halftime as Anthony moved over to check him. Pierce finished with 21 points. The Celtics' bench went 0 for 7 from the field. Still, neither team led by more than 7 points, and the Celtics were in striking distance until the final minute. 'We were in a great position to take over the game, to win the game,' Green said. 'Turnovers killed us. Offensive rebounds killed us.' Expectations for the Knicks have rarely been higher, a notion that was made abundantly clear in the home locker room, where every stall was decorated with two shiny gold decals. One was a depiction of the Larry O'Brien trophy; the other was a numeral 16 - the number of wins it takes to claim the title. After a painful last few weeks of the regular season, the Knicks were close to whole, with Tyson Chandler back in the starting lineup and Martin there to spell him. Chandler, who missed the last six games because of a neck injury, struggled with his stamina, playing 21 minutes, none in the fourth quarter, and finishing with five rebounds and no points. He said his neck was fine, however. So the Knicks turned to Martin for the critical minutes. Martin, who had missed games with ankle and knee injuries in recent weeks, regained his form immediately, finishing with 9 rebounds, 10 points and a clinching layup. Green was guarding Anthony on the play, and Garnett came charging to create a double team as Martin approached to set a screen. Anthony waved for Martin to keep going, and Martin darted toward the lane, unchecked. He caught the ball behind Pierce and Bradley and easily laid it up. 'It was a great catch,' Martin said, complimenting himself. 'I was in the right position at the right time.' Courtesy of: nytimes.com

LA Clippers - Memphis G. 112-91
Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) led seven players in double figures with 23 points, Eric Bledsoe (6'1''-PG-89, college: Kentucky) had 15 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies 112-91 on Saturday while getting just one dunk in their playoff opener. Chauncey Billups scored 14 points, and Caron Butler and Jamal Crawford had 13 apiece on a night when Blake Griffin was held to 10 points and five rebounds before fouling out with 3:32 left as Lob City was grounded. Reserve Jerryd Bayless (6'3''-PG-88, college: Arizona) led the Grizzlies with 19 points, Marc Gasol had 16 and Zach Randolph had 13 points and four rebounds while playing with five fouls in the rematch of last year's first-round series, won by the Clippers in seven games. Bayless was one of four Grizzlies with four fouls. Griffin missed a dunk in the first quarter, when Tony Allen and Ed Davis had Memphis' only two. DeAndre Jordan's driving one-handed slam midway through the fourth was the Clippers' first, and the big man's first basket of the game. Game 2 is Monday night at Staples Center. The Grizzlies closed within a point early in the fourth on a 3-pointer by former Clipper Keyon Dooling. Los Angeles answered with a 15-3 run to go up 92-79, equaling the 13-point lead it had in the first half. Eric Bledsoe, who had seven points, opened and closed the spurt with layups as the reserves played an important role in the key stretch. The high-flying Clippers kept their feet on the ground for most of a game dominated by the referees. Memphis was called for 29 fouls and the Clippers 28. Memphis owned a 48-46 edge in scoring in the paint, while the Clippers dominated 25-5 in second-chance points and were better on the boards, 47-23. The Grizzlies never led, and it didn't help that Randolph picked up two fouls and Mike Conley Jr. had three in the first half. Besides Griffin, Jordan had four fouls, while Matt Barnes, Lamar Odom and Ronny Turiaf had three apiece for the Clippers. Paul scored his team's first seven points in the third, extending their lead to 64-53. The Clippers led 57-51 at halftime after Barnes tipped in Paul's miss just before the buzzer. They led by 13 points early in the second before the Grizzlies cut it to two points twice in the final 1:24. Courtesy of: magicvalley.com

Brooklyn N. - Chicago B. 106-89
The Brooklyn blackout was a blowout. Ripping apart the vaunted Chicago Bulls defense during an impressive second quarter, the Nets punctuated their return to the postseason with a 106-89 victory on Saturday night. Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) scored 22 points, Brook Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) had 21 and the Nets made 16 of 20 shots in the second period on their way to 60 percent in the first half. "That's a hell of a performance," Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said. Joe Johnson finished with 16 for the Nets, who made their successful first season in Brooklyn even better with a victory in their first playoff appearance since 2007. They will host Game 2 on Monday night. The Nets wore their road black uniforms and fans were encouraged to wear black as well to make it a "blackout" for the first major postseason game in Brooklyn since Oct. 10, 1956, when the Yankees beat the Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series at Ebbets Field. The Nets then came out white-hot, shooting nearly 56 percent and putting six players in double figures. "Everybody was excited for this game," Williams said. "I think it has been a long time coming for this franchise, this organization with the move and everything. We expected to be here, so we came out playing like we wanted to be here ... we were locked in today." Carlos Boozer had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Bulls, who had Joakim Noah in the starting lineup despite foot pain. But he was clearly limited, and there was no reason to play him more than the 14 minutes he got with the game never in doubt after halftime. "It was the end of the first (quarter) and they hit us with a haymaker, got us back on our heels," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "So end of the first, second quarter, poor defense, poor intensity, poor energy on offense. You can't win like that." The sellout crowd of 17,732 was roaring long before Nets reserve Jerry Stackhouse, who wears the No. 42 that Jackie Robinson once sported in Brooklyn, sang the national anthem. Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who committed hundreds of millions on player contracts last summer expecting a longtime loser in New Jersey to win big in Brooklyn, came on the court to thank fans for their passion and support, telling them that this playoff appearance was only the beginning. And what a beginning it was. Williams even had a reverse dunk in the third quarter, showing how much better he feels after ankle pain had him playing well below his usual level before the All-Star break, when he could barely jump. Gerald Wallace and C.J. Watson (6'2''-G-84, college: Tennessee) each scored 14 for the Nets, while Andray Blatche had 12. Noah has battled plantar fasciitis in his right foot and Thibodeau said he didn't want his All-Star center playing if he was injured. But Noah, who grew up in New York, wanted to give it a try. He finished with four points. "The thing is he hasn't practiced so he's going to be rusty, but I'd rather have him out there. Whatever he can give us is a plus," Thibodeau said. "We didn't play well. It wasn't Jo, it was our team. So he's a big plus for our team, so we'd like to have him out there. We've got to play better. Everyone has to play better." The Bulls are still without Derrick Rose, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in last year's playoff opener. Thibodeau hasn't ruled out the former MVP returning in this series, noting the end would be two weeks from Saturday if it went the distance. That looked unlikely after Game 1. Chicago won three of four during the regular season, holding the Nets to 87.5 points per game, but Brooklyn had 89 after the third quarter of this one. "It was disappointing," Noah said. "We didn't play well. We didn't come out with the right mindset. They scored way too many points in the paint. We didn't execute well offensively. But you know what, we've got to bounce back. No time to feel sorry for ourselves. We've showed resiliency all year and I think we've got a lot of basketball left." Fans chanted "Brooklyn! Brooklyn!" before the tip and chanted Wallace's name during it, recognizing his strong performance after a difficult regular season. The Nets jumped out to an 11-point lead after one quarter, getting 12 points from Lopez. It was 38-26 midway through the second before the Nets blew it open. Lopez made two straight baskets, the latter a dunk after Williams juked Marco Belinelli so badly that Jay-Z practically jumped out of his nearby courtside seat. Former Bulls backup Watson followed with a 3-pointer to make it a 20-point game for the first time, and it was 60-35 at halftime after the Nets scored the final six points. "I thought we competed extremely well, I thought we defended extremely well and pushed the ball and shared the ball extremely well in the first half," Carlesimo said. Noah started the second half, clearly not running well, but was back on the bench before long. Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington) scored 17 points for Chicago, while Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89, college: Marquette) and Belinelli each had 13. Luol Deng had just six on 3-of-11 shooting. Courtesy of: huffingtonpost.com



Thibodeau: Rose Not Likely To Return For Playoffs - by Eurobasket News

Tom Thibodeau told reporters Saturday that Derrick Rose (6'3''-G-88, college: Memphis) is "most likely out" moving forward in the postseason. "But you never know," Thibodeau said. "The playoffs are stretched out too, so you have to factor that in. Who knows another week from now where he is? You always want to leave that possibility open." Rose has not played this season as he continues his recovery from ACL surgery.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



Mike Woodson and Mike D'Antoni named NBA Coaches of Month for April 2013 - by Eurobasket News

The New York Knicks Mike Woodson and the Los Angeles Lakers Mike D'Antoni today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
Woodson led the Knicks to an 8-2 month, tied for the most wins in the league in April with the Miami Heat. New York collected wins over four Eastern Conference Playoff teams Atlanta (twice), Indiana, Miami and Milwaukee and finished the season 54-28 (.659). The Knicks surpassed the 50-win plateau for the first time since 1999-2000 under Woodson, and notched the best home record in the East at 31-10 (.756).
DAntoni guided the Lakers to a share (Denver, Los Angeles Clippers) of the best record in the conference in April at 7-1 (.875). The Lakers won five straight games to close the season, including three over Western Conference playoff teams Golden State, San Antonio and Houston, the final two without the services of Kobe Bryant (torn Achilles tendon). The seventh-seeded Lakers finished the season 45-37 (.549).
Other nominees for Coach of the Month were Brooklyn's P.J. Carlesimo , Denver's George Karl , Memphi's Lionel Hollins , Miami's Erik Spoelstra and Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks .
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Lamont jones strong PIT performance - by Allen Waters

Lamont MoMo Jones, 6-0, PG, Iona
One of NYCs finest did not disappoint at the PIT and went out on a high note. MoMo posted 20 points, 8 assists, and just 1 turnover in his teams final game. He hit opposing point guards with a flurry of moves that resulted in him scoring 8 straight points, showing everything from a pull-up, to creative finishes with his left hand, to runners in the lane. Jones sturdy frame allowed defenders to bounce off of him like a ping pong ball when he was going to the rack. Everyone always knew that the nations third leading scorer could get buckets on anyone, but Portsmouth gave him the chance to show scouts what he could do as a playmaker.
Lamont Jones (6'0''-G)



Kyle barone impress scouts in the PIT - by Allen Waters

Kyle Barone, 6-10, C, Idaho
The WAC Player of The Year came into Portsmouth as a guy who few outside of the west coast and left an intriguing prospect. At 6-10, he shoot it out to 15 feet, provides presence in the interior as a shot-blocker, and looked to bang absolutely everything that he got in the paint. Coordinated bigs like Barone dont exactly come a dime a dozen, so he should have no problem landing a number of NBA workouts leading up to the Draft.
Kyle Barone (6'10''-C-89)



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Kyle barone impress scouts in the PIT - by Allen Waters

Kyle Barone, 6-10, C, Idaho
The WAC Player of The Year came into Portsmouth as a guy who few outside of the west coast and left an intriguing prospect. At 6-10, he shoot it out to 15 feet, provides presence in the interior as a shot-blocker, and looked to bang absolutely everything that he got in the paint. Coordinated bigs like Barone dont exactly come a dime a dozen, so he should have no problem landing a number of NBA workouts leading up to the Draft.
Kyle Barone (6'10''-C-89)



Lamont jones strong PIT performance - by Allen Waters

Lamont MoMo Jones, 6-0, PG, Iona
One of NYCs finest did not disappoint at the PIT and went out on a high note. MoMo posted 20 points, 8 assists, and just 1 turnover in his teams final game. He hit opposing point guards with a flurry of moves that resulted in him scoring 8 straight points, showing everything from a pull-up, to creative finishes with his left hand, to runners in the lane. Jones sturdy frame allowed defenders to bounce off of him like a ping pong ball when he was going to the rack. Everyone always knew that the nations third leading scorer could get buckets on anyone, but Portsmouth gave him the chance to show scouts what he could do as a playmaker.
Lamont Jones (6'0''-G)



Coach Joe Dooley takes reins at Florida Gulf Coast - by Eurobasket News

Florida Gulf Coast University hired 46-year old coach Joe Dooley. He started the season at Kansas (NCAA) working as assistant coach. He helped them to win Big 12 Tournament and they also made it to the NCAA Sweet 16. Dooley worked with Kansas basketball programme since 2003. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Dooley won NCAA championship title in 2008.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings Men

NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 2-0 
 2. Nelson G. 1-0 
 3. OceanaGold N. 1-0 
 4. Southland S. 1-0 
 5. Hub Jets 1-1 
 6. HBS Bank Hawks 0-1 
 7. Taranaki MA 0-1 
 8. Waikato P. 0-1 
 9. Super City R. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 1

Apr. 19: Southland S. - Super City R. 93-74
Apr. 20: Waikato P. - Wellington S. 84-115
Apr. 20: Nelson G. - Hub Jets 82-67
Apr. 19: Taranaki MA - Wellington S. 74-85
Apr. 19: Hub Jets - HBS Bank Hawks 74-71
Apr. 20: OceanaGold N. - Super City R. 111-77
Apr. 21: HBS Bank Hawks - Southland S.


Hawks def. Sharks - by Hugh McAuliffe

The HBS Bank Hawks get their first win and it was a big one, defeating the Zero Fees Southland Sharks 89-56

Despite no PAORA WINITANA and EVERARD BARTLETT, Hawks guard Dion Prewster (195-G/F-90, college: SF Austin) stepped up big, tallying 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Head coach TAB BALDWIN will be extremely pleased with his sides performance, compared to their three point loss on Friday to the Jets.

The home side outscored Southland 45-20 in the second half, thanks to the performances of Prewster and imports BRIAN GREENE and DARKO COHADAREVIC who each collected double-doubles.

It was a long night for Sharks players LUKE MARTIN, MORGAN NATANAHIRA and REUBEN TE RANGI as they were all plagued with foul trouble, all eventually fouling out.

It wasn't the greatest games either for their import BRIAN CONKLIN, who fouled out in 15 minutes.

American KEVIN BRASWELL tried his best for 12 points and seven steals, but unfortunately it was a game to forget for the visitors who will return home to play next Sunday against the WELLINGTON SAINTS (2-0).

Hawks (1-1) have now won nine straight at home, but will have a tough game next week, hosting the new look OCEANAGOLD NUGGETS (1-0) next Saturday.



Saints begin NBL season with two road wins - by Mike Lacey

Current, former and future SKY CITY Breakers players will feature strongly in the National Basketball League in 2013. By my reckoning there are 20 current or former Breakers players appearing in the NBL this season and we will be keeping an eye on their performances in the coming weeks. Mika Vukona, Corey Webster and Leon Henry all sat out the first round games as they take some time out to recover from an arduous season in the Australian league but all the others were in action.

Most notably, Dillon Boucher aiming for his 10th NBL title turned out for the pre-season favourites the Wellington Saints who proved to be too strong for the Taranaki Mountain Airs 85-74 and the Waikato Pistons 115-84. Against the Airs, Boucher as usual filled the stats line with 15 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. He was ably assisted by former Breakers players Lindsay Tait (28pts) and Casey Frank (12pts). The following night against the Waikato Pistons, Boucher contributed 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals as the Saints cruised to the win on the back of a career high 33 points from Jordan Mills (9 from 14 threes). Tai Webster was one of the better performers for the Pistons scoring 19 points and dishing 6 assists in his first game for the Pistons who also got good value from former Harbour Heat import Zack Atkinson (22pts/14 rebounds).

On Sunday a great deal of interest centered on the matchup between the HBS Hawks, now coached by Tab Baldwin and the Southland Sharks coached by Paul Henare, the former Breaker having moved on from coaching the Hawks at the end of 2012. Reuben TeRangi and Morgan Natanahira both debuted for the Sharks who also have former Breakers star Kevin Braswell back as point guard. Unfortunately, the game streamed live on sportswebcasts.com, proved to be a one sided affair, the Hawks running out easy winners, 89-56. Import centre Darko Cohadarevic was a beast with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Dion Prewster was prominent with 21 points. Fourty eight hours earlier the Sharks led by Te Rangi (22 points/7rebounds) and Kevin Braswell (17pts) accounted for league new boys James Blond Super City Rangers 93-74. Current Breakers Academy member, 17 years old Jack Salt, gave possibly the Rookie of the Week performance with 16 points and 5 rebounds in his first NBL game. Also a couple of days earlier the Hawks had lost a nail biter against rivals Palmerston North Jets 74-71.

Down south former Breakers player, now the clubs Community Programmes Manager Hayden Allen returned to his former team the Otago Nuggets and along with BJ Anthony helped the southerners to a comfortable win over the newly formed Waitakere Rangers, 111-77. Anthony, back from a stint playing for Magdeburg in Germany provided the individual performance of the round pouring in 34 points and collecting 12 rebounds, Allen chiming in with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Also in the south island Nelson Giants were too strong for the Jets. The Giants scored 28 second quarter points to lead 50-27 at half time, eventually easing to an 82-67 victory, Josh Pace led all scorers with 25 points whilst Josh Bloxham contributed 3 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.




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Maghazi celebrate Gaza Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Maghazi clinched the Gaza Cup title. They overcame Khadamat Al Biraij 77:54 in the Final. Maghazi grabbed a 21:16 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap in the second period. Maghazi went on a 24:9 run in the quarter to secure a comfortable halftime advantage. Maghazi did not slow down after the big break. They completed a 26:19 rally in the third period to secure a 27-point lead before the fourth frame. Al Biraij narrowed the deficit in the final period but surrendered at the end.


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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 30.4
 1. Dawson, Meralco30.4 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.24.6 
 3. Macklin, Barang.24.2 
 4. Bowles, San M.24.0 
 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. Dawson, Meralco15.5 
 5. Macklin, Barang.15.4 
 6. Bowles, San M.15.1 
 7. Sundov, Rain o.12.7 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Ac.9.1 
 9. Pingris, San M.7.4 
 10. Santos, Petron B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Ross, Meralco9.1 
 2. Mercado, Global P.8.1 
 3. Urbiztondo, Barako5.6 
 4. Tenorio, Barang.5.5 
 5. Casio, Alaska Aces5.5 
 6. Cabagnot, Petron5.3 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.9 
 8. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 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. Williams, Talk N.1.2 
 10. Anthony, Barako1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.7 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.5 
 3. Bowles, San M.2.2 
 4. Dawson, Meralco2.0 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.4 
 7. Macklin, Barang.1.1 
 8. Devance, San M.0.9 
 9. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.0.8 



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  POLAND   

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.16.0 
 5. Dluski, AZS Kutno15.1 
 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. Lisewski, P.Cuk.7.5 
 7. Hyzy, Slask W.7.4 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.7.2 
 9. Gabinski, Slask W.6.9 
 10. Luszczewski, Star.6.8 
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. Hybiak, AZS P.6.0 
 4. Laczynski, MOSiR K.6.0 
 5. Baran, Sokol Lanc.5.2 
 6. Lewandowski, Astor.4.9 
 7. Basinski, SKK S.4.9 
 8. Szumelda-K., Stal4.9 
 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. Grochowski, MKS D.2.0 
 5. Wilczek, Start Lub.2.0 
 6. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.9 
 7. Hyzy, Slask W.1.8 
 8. Klima, Sokol Lancut1.8 
 9. Laczynski, MOSiR K.1.8 
 10. Flieger, Slask W.1.8 
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. Klima, Sokol Lanc.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.17.9 
 7. Krzeminski, Basket17.5 
 8. Niesobski, Sudety17.4 
 9. Zalucki, Korsarz17.1 
 10. Zakrzewski, Tur B.16.9 
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.6.6 
 4. Ecka, AZS A.5.7 
 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
 Mikolaj GROD
  Notec
  (194-F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Grod, Notec2.5 
 2. Kapturski, Pulask.2.5 
 3. Filipiak, Notec2.3 
 4. Brembly, Trefl S.2.3 
 5. Wojcik, MKS S.2.3 
 6. Paszkiewicz, PWiK2.2 
 7. Rogacewicz, Baske.2.2 
 8. Kolka, GTK Gdynia2.2 
 9. Niesobski, Sudety2.2 
 10. Krawczyk, Wisla A.2.2 
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. Lopatka, WKK W.1.1 
 9. Nedzi, Legia1.1 
 10. Michalek, Basket1.1 


1Liga Round 1 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Slask Wroclaw - P.Cukier SIDEn 70-63

Slask Wroclaw rallied past P.Cukier SIDEn to victoriously opened the semifinal series. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 37-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Forward Lukasz Diduszko (197-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and point guard Marcin Flieger (182-84, agency: Promotex) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. At the losing side guard Piotr Smigielski (190-89) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Adam Lisewski (206-80) scored 4 points and 9 rebounds. P.Cukier SIDEn's coach Eugeniusz Kijewski rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
P.Cukier SIDEn: P.Smigielski 16+6reb, S.Sikora 9+1reb+1ast, W.Barycz 8+5reb, A.Perka 7+4reb, L.Zytko 5+4reb+1ast, M.Kowalewski 4+2reb+3ast
Slask Wroclaw: M.Flieger 13+2reb+4ast, P.Kikowski 13+5reb+1ast, L.Diduszko 10+11reb+1ast, T.Ochonko 10+1reb, M.Gabinski 9+8reb, N.Kulon 7+1reb
gschID: 239302


AZS Kutno - MOSiR Krosno 79-84 OT

MOSiR Krosno toppled AZS Kutno in overtime to take 1-0 lead in the series. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 14-13 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 5-point victory in overtime. MOSiR Krosno had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Dariusz Oczkowicz (183-81) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and forward Marcin Salamonik (202-83) chipped in 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side point guard Krzysztof Jakobczyk (183-86) responded with 25 points and 4 assists and point guard Dawid Brek (185-89, agency: Promotex) scored 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five MOSiR Krosno and four AZS Kutno players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
AZS Kutno: K.Jakobczyk 25+1reb+4ast, W.Glabas 17+6reb+1ast, D.Brek 13+7reb+5ast, J.Dluski 11+10reb+3ast, S.Rduch 7+2reb, M.Szwed 4+4reb+1ast
MOSiR Krosno: D.Oczkowicz 30+10reb+1ast, M.Salamonik 15+11reb+4ast, K.Laczynski 12+2reb+7ast, W.Pisarczyk 10+11reb+1ast, L.Paul 10+4reb+1ast, T.Cielebak 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 239301



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  PORTUGAL   

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Ivan ALMEIDA
  Vitor.
  (198-G-89)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Almeida, Vitor.19.3 
 2. Holt, Alges19.2 
 3. Huggins, Lusitania19.2 
 4. Loncovic, Barcelos19.2 
 5. Balseiro, Academica17.8 
 6. Rapier, Sampaense17.1 
 7. Oliveira, Barcelos16.5 
 8. Dunn, Benfica16.4 
 9. Baker, Sampaense16.3 
 10. Hallman, Academica15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Holt, Alges11.8 
 2. Hallman, Academica11.5 
 3. Momplaisir, Lusita.10.6 
 4. Almeida, Vitor.9.5 
 5. Nevels, Lusitania9.2 
 6. Loncovic, Barcelos9.0 
 7. Miranda, Ovarense8.8 
 8. Cunha, Vitoria SC8.5 
 9. Barnes, Galitos-Tl.8.3 
 10. Doliboa, Benfica7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense7.0 
 2. Fernandes, Acade.5.8 
 3. Sing, Sampaense5.8 
 4. Smith, CAB Madeira5.6 
 5. Fechas, Barcelos4.6 
 6. Swiggett, Vitor.4.5 
 7. Costa, CAB Madeira4.4 
 8. Pires, Alges4.4 
 9. Miranda, Ovarense4.4 
 10. Simoes, Academica3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense2.6 
 2. Coelho, Barcelos2.5 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.2.4 
 4. Loncovic, Barcelos2.3 
 5. Swiggett, Vitor.2.1 
 6. Hallman, Academica2.0 
 7. Miranda, Ovarense1.9 
 8. Freire, Fisica1.9 
 9. Gomes, Benfica1.8 
 10. Rosario, Fisica1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLAISIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Momplaisir, Lusita.2.1 
 2. Nevels, Lusitania1.8 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.1.1 
 4. Rosario, Fisica0.9 
 5. Evora, Benfica0.9 
 6. Fonseca, Benfica0.9 
 7. Swetalla, Vitor.0.9 
 8. Barnes, Galitos-Tl.0.9 
 9. Goncalves, Acade.0.7 
 10. Holt, Alges0.7 



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  PUERTO RICO   

Standings - BSN

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Apr. 20: Humacao - San German 95-85
Apr. 19: Bayamon - Humacao 87-79
Apr. 19: Mayaguez - Arecibo 85-77
Apr. 20: Guayama - Quebradillas 85-77
Apr. 19: Guaynabo - Santurce 79-88

Regular Season: Round 12

Apr. 21: Bayamon - Ponce
Apr. 21: Quebradillas - Mayaguez
Apr. 21: San German - Santurce
Apr. 22: Guayama - Humacao
Apr. 23: Ponce - Mayaguez
Apr. 23: Santurce - Quebradillas


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Harris, Ponce23.8 
 2. Brown, Humacao20.2 
 3. Hickerson, San G.20.1 
 4. Shannon, Bayamon19.6 
 5. Efejuku, Mayaguez18.9 
 6. Phillip, Quebradil.18.7 
 7. Ayuso, Guaynabo17.9 
 8. Horne, Humacao17.6 
 9. Vassallo, Arecibo17.4 
 10. Clemente, Humacao17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.11.4 
 2. Harris, Ponce9.4 
 3. Harrellson, Guaya.9.0 
 4. Siler, Ponce8.8 
 5. Sweetney, Bayamon8.7 
 6. Graterol, Arecibo8.5 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon8.5 
 8. Gaston, Ponce8.4 
 9. Ramos, Arecibo8.3 
 10. Williams, Santurce7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos RIVERA
  Ponce
  (187-PG-83)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rivera, Ponce5.4 
 2. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 3. Clemente, Humacao5.2 
 4. Garcia, Quebradill.4.9 
 5. Pagan, Santurce4.3 
 6. Coronado, Guayama4.2 
 7. Huertas, Quebradil.4.0 
 8. Hickerson, San G.4.0 
 9. Brown, Humacao4.0 
 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. Rodriguez, Guayama1.7 
 4. Efejuku, Mayaguez1.7 
 5. Brock, Guayama1.7 
 6. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 7. Abraham, Bayamon1.4 
 8. Gonzalez, Santurce1.3 
 9. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
 10. Williams, Santurce1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael SWEETNEY
  Bayamon
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sweetney, Bayamon1.8 
 2. Penn, Humacao1.6 
 3. Harrellson, Guaya.1.6 
 4. Siler, Ponce1.3 
 5. Harris, Ponce1.2 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon1.1 
 7. Mata, Quebradillas1.1 
 8. Lee, Quebradillas1.0 
 9. Brock, Guayama1.0 
 10. Phillip, Quebradi.0.9 


Cangrejeros defeated Mets to take first place - by Luis Modestti


Cangrejeros de Santurce dominated Mets de Guaynabo 88-79 to take first place with a 6-3 record.

Edgar Sosa and Ricardo Sanchez (212-C-87) scored 20 points each for the winners who have gone out with win in their last five games.

Joey Graham had 20 while Christian Dalmau and Antonio Latimer added 16 each for Guaynabo who have lost four in a row.

Vaqueros won their second game in a row by beating Caciques-Gigantes 87-79. Marquise Gainous led with 29 points and 11 rebounds.

Indios defended their court by winning over Capitanes 85-77. Indios started with a 27-10 first quarter lead.

Weyinmi Efejuku-Rose scored 24 points with 12 boards and Danilo Pinnock along with Kentrell Gransberry had 17 each.

Games for Saturday:

Piratas de Quebradillas at Brujos de Guayama
Atleticos de San German at Caciques-Gigantes



The Grizzlies tab Donte Greene, ex Guayama - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) inked 25-year old forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). He was tested at Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rican BSN league, but was not approved after all. Greene also played at Atleticos (BSN) in Puerto Rico that season. In only one game he had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal this season. This season he was tested by the Nets. The last season Greene played at the Kings. In 52 games he averaged 5.4ppg and 2.6rpg.
In 2008 he was drafted by the Grizzlies in first round (28th overall). The former Syracuse University staris in his fifth season in pro basketball. He received Big East All-Freshman Team award back in 2008 at his college time. Greene represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) six years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Greene has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings) and D-League (Reno Bighorns).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  QATAR   


Al Rayyan lifts Emir Cup up - by Eurobasket News

Al Rayyan lifts Emir Cup up in the country. They completed a grand double in the QBF season beating defending champions Al Sadd 76:66 in the final.
Al Rayyan trailed 8:9 in the first period, but closed the frame at 22:19. Moreover they pushed the tempo and reached 37:28 midway through the second period. Al Rayyan increased to 10 points at the halftime and never looked behind. Al Sadd reduced to 9 points in the third period, but the winners closed the frame at 61:47. They led 67:45 with 5 minutes to go and finished the game with 10-point deficit.
Tanguy Ngombo (197-F-84) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Boney Watson (183-PG-78, college: Sam Houston St.) had a triple-double of 16 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. MUSA Yaseen nailed 11 and SA EED Erfan brought 10. Rashad Anderson (195-G/F-83, college: Connecticut) replied with 21 points in the losing effort and Ibrahima Thomas (210-F-87, college: Cincinnati) collected 19 points and 19 boards. SOUTHAL Micheal had 18, while DE LA ROSA added 5.



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  ROMANIA   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Louis DARBY
  Rovinari
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Darby, Rovinari21.0 
 2. Martinic, CSM B.20.0 
 3. Shepherd, CSM B.18.9 
 4. Petty, Giurgiu18.6 
 5. Wisseh, Rovinari18.4 
 6. Horton, Timba Timi.17.5 
 7. Barac, Pitesti17.3 
 8. Brown, Timba Timis.16.9 
 9. Jovanovic, Timisoa.16.3 
 10. Jones, Pitesti16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-C-84)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Lee, CSU Sibiu9.9 
 2. Glynn, Timba Timis.9.2 
 3. Dragusin, Craiova8.3 
 4. Steffel, Rovinari7.6 
 5. Miskovic, Craiova7.3 
 6. Darby, Rovinari7.1 
 7. Kinloch, Pitesti7.0 
 8. Carutasu, CSM B.6.8 
 9. Johnson, Timisoara6.8 
 10. Harvey, Giurgiu6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.6.7 
 2. Dzambic, Craiova6.4 
 3. Wisseh, Rovinari5.9 
 4. Vlahovic, Ploiesti5.6 
 5. Cuic, Targu Mures5.6 
 6. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.4 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.5.3 
 8. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.5 
 9. Dundjerski, Gaz M.4.4 
 10. Petty, Giurgiu4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.3.0 
 2. Petty, Giurgiu2.3 
 3. Jones, Pitesti2.0 
 4. Henifin, Brisbane1.9 
 5. Mandache, Gaz M.1.8 
 6. Burrell, Giurgiu1.7 
 7. Barac, Pitesti1.7 
 8. Gennie, Pitesti1.7 
 9. Wallace, Farul Con.1.6 
 10. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ionut DRAGUSIN
  Craiova
  (221-C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dragusin, Craiova2.1 
 2. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 3. Adebayo, Targu M.1.4 
 4. Kickingstall., Tim.1.4 
 5. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.3 
 6. Harvey, Giurgiu1.1 
 7. Archie, Timisoara1.1 
 8. Kinloch, Pitesti1.0 
 9. Morris, CSM B.0.9 
 10. Barro, Targu Mures0.9 


Ploiesti and Gaz Metan reach Semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

U.Mobitel.CN - Oradea 64-72 (1-2)

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But U-Mobitelco won third quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely U-Mobitelco outrebounded Oradea 44-30 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. U-Mobitelco was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American point guard William Franklin (183-85, college: Bradley) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points, 7 rebounds