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  AZERBAIJAN   



Gala-Atena and Gyandzha reach Finals - by Eurobasket News

Gala-Atena and Gyandzha will play in Azeri League Final. They clinched victories in their respective semifinal series.
Gyandzhda however did not need to sweat for the victory. They won by the technical decision as their opponents NTL-Maxxis could not fill in the roster for the games.
Gala-Atena in the meantime faced AzTOP in the semis. The first game ended with Gala clinching a 74:60 victory. Gala-Atena experienced little problems en route to the victory in Game 2. They cruised to an 87:58 victory to reach championship series.
Gala-Atena and Gyandzha will tip off the title series on April 27. They will play in Baku.



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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League Awards 2013 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Balkan League 1st Team 2013
Marko Marinovic
Marinovic
Branko Mirkovic
Mirkovic
Ivica Dimcevski
Dimcevski
Mitchell Watt
Watt
Uros Lukovic
Lukovic

Final Four MVP: Rakim Sanders (193-G-89) of Galil Gilboa
Player of the Year: Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo
Guard of the Year: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist
Forward of the Year: Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89) of Kumanovo
Center of the Year: Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo
Defensive Player of the Year: Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo
European Player of the Year: Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo
Import Player of the Year: Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) of Galil Gilboa
Coach of the Year: Konstantin Papazov of Levski Sofia

1st Team
PG: Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) of Levski Sofia
G: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist
G/F: Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89) of Kumanovo
F: Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) of Galil Gilboa
C: Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo

2nd Team
PG: Terry Smith (185-PG-86) of Rilski Sportist
G: Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa
G: Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88) of Kumanovo
F: Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist
C: Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) of Teodo Tivat

Honorable Mention
Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88) of Levski Sofia
Kenny Hayes (188-PG-87) of Galil Gilboa
Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Rilski Sportist
Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) of Rilski Sportist
Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75) of Jaszberenyi
Marko Mijovic (188-PG-87) of Teodo Tivat
Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) of Teodo Tivat
Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84) of OKK Beograd
Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91) of Mornar Bar
Marino Sarlija (207-C/F-89) of Djuro Djakovic
Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83) of Kozuv
Rakim Sanders (193-G-89) of Galil Gilboa

All-Europeans Team
PG: Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) of Levski Sofia
G: Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist
G/F: Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89) of Kumanovo
G: Aleksandar Kostoski (186-G-88) of Kumanovo
C: Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo

All-Imports Team
PG: Terry Smith (185-PG-86) of Rilski Sportist
G: Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa
F: Mitchell Watt (208-F-89) of Galil Gilboa
F: Braxton Dupree (203-F-89) of Rilski Sportist
C: Tony Gugino (207-C-86) of Rilski Sportist



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reimo TAMM
  Tarvas
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Tamm, Tarvas18.1 
 2. Orelikas, Rudupis17.9 
 3. Gulbis, Barons k.17.7 
 4. Raadik, Parnu17.4 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.15.1 
 6. Brown, Naglis P.14.6 
 7. Berzins, Valmiera14.5 
 8. Matulionis, Parnu14.4 
 9. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.3 
 10. Samenas, Siauliai14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Cain, Barons k.11.4 
 2. Raadik, Parnu10.8 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.9.4 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera7.9 
 5. Fall, Kalev/Cramo7.7 
 6. Zelionis, Barsy A.7.2 
 7. Varnelis, Juventus7.0 
 8. Matyukevych, Bars.6.7 
 9. Valeika, Rudupis6.4 
 10. Kuzminskas, Siaul.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.7 
 2. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.5 
 3. Tamm, Tarvas4.2 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.8 
 6. Viskontas, Juvent.3.8 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.8 
 8. Artamonov, Siauliai3.5 
 9. Mockevicius, Nagli.3.4 
 10. Silavs, Jelgava3.4 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.5 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 3. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.9 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera1.9 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo1.8 
 6. Mizis, Jelgava1.8 
 7. Matulionis, Parnu1.8 
 8. Tamm, Tarvas1.8 
 9. Vene, Rudupis1.5 
 10. Valeika, Rudupis1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 2. Petrukonis, Juven.1.8 
 3. Kupsas, Lietkabelis1.7 
 4. Rozitis, Barons k.1.4 
 5. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.1 
 6. Gates, Pieno Z.1.0 
 7. Cain, Barons k.0.9 
 8. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 9. Kiausas, Sakalai0.8 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.0.8 



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  BELARUS   

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Eagles
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Rutkauskas, Eagles21.5 
 2. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel20.3 
 3. Konate, Svisloch18.4 
 4. Dolenko, Svisloch15.9 
 5. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.0 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.14.6 
 7. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.3 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon13.6 
 9. Ignatiev, Impuls B.12.1 
 10. Khodov, Sozh Gom.11.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Svisloch
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Konate, Svisloch12.2 
 2. Rutkauskas, Eagles10.2 
 3. Dadukin, Sozh G.10.0 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.1 
 5. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.9.0 
 6. Plivda, Rubon8.8 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.8.3 
 8. Ignatiev, Impuls B.6.6 
 9. Sharamet, Borisfen6.4 
 10. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.9 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.6 
 2. Polyulyak, Svisloch5.4 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 4. Dolenko, Svisloch4.9 
 5. Akulich, Rubon4.9 
 6. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.4.4 
 7. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.3.8 
 8. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.2 
 9. Tatur, Borisfen3.0 
 10. Korzh, Grodno-933.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Akulich, Rubon2.8 
 2. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 3. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.2.3 
 4. Charykau, Sozh G.2.3 
 5. Konate, Svisloch2.2 
 6. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.2 
 7. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.1 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon2.0 
 9. Tatur, Borisfen2.0 
 10. Dadukin, Sozh G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yaraslau KURAPAU
  Tsmoki.
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 2. Aheyenka, Borisfen0.0 
 3. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 4. Viaroukin, Sozh Go.0.0 
 5. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 6. Vashkevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 8. Tatur, Borisfen0.0 
 9. Korneenkov, Svisl.0.0 
 10. Sugonyako, Tsmok.0.0 


BGU clinch Division 1 title - by Eurobasket News

BGU clinch Division 1 title. The team overcame Dynamo in the Semifinal game and then posted a victory against Grodno-93 II in the Final clash. Yuriy Cherepanau (G-89) was named MVP of the Final Four.
BGU overcame Dynamo in the Semifinal game 90:61. Grodno-93 II meanwhile reached the Final game after a win over BNTU 83:69. In the game for the third place BNTU outscored Dynamo 66:64.
In the Final game BGU grabbed a valuable 72:56 win over Grodno-93 II. The winners opened the game with an 18-9 lead and added 14-13 in the second frame. Moreover they posted 20 points in the third and the last quarter for the final result. Yuriy Cherepanau top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Artem Kozlov (194-F-90) netted 16. Andrey Navoychik (200-F-91) ended up with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the losing effort.



Svisloch won the series against Rubon - by Valeryi Sobalevsky

Very tense gave was played in Osipovichi. Svisloch hosted Rubon. Previous games finished one win for each team. 95-81 in Osipovichi ( 60-73 (in Vitebsk)

this game was decisive. The game was played with seriose tension
guests from Vitebsk won 1 quarter 27-19 but lost second and third quaters (20-25, 15-23) Before the last quater the score was 63-62 in favor of Svisloch. forth quater was a equal. and 7seconds before finish of the game. Score was a 84-84!
P. Shuleyko performed a 2 points alley-opp and score became 86-84
3 second before finish of the game E.Potupchik missed a 2 points jump shot and Rubon lost game!

the result of serie 2-1. and Svisloch will play against Tsmoki-Minsk I

top scorrers
Svisloch: Dmitri Shilovich (200-F-89) 21pts + 5 reb + 4 ast. Maks Adam Konate (200-F-91) 19 +13reb. Pavel Shuleyko (200-F-88) 16 + 7 reb
Rubon: Dmitri Akulich (190-G-86) 17+5 reb. 9 ast. E.Potupchick 13 +4 reb 1 ast Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) 11 + 4reb +1ast.



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Kangoeroes Boom will face BBC Gembo in the 2013 Division II Playoff Finals - by Bert Larsimont

Division II - Playoff semifinal series (best-of-three)


Cuva Houthalen vs. BBC Gembo: 0-2


Cuva Houthalen vs. BBC Gembo: 63-90

Despite the return of Jason Westrol (191-G-88, college: Bentley) for the home team (after four weeks without playing due to ankle injury), Cuva Houthalen lost Game 1 of the best-of-three semifinal series. Cuva's guests left almost no chance to their hosts and had an excellent first quarter. Cuva only scored 9 points in the first ten minutes of the game. The defense of Gembo was excellent in the first and second quarters but thanks to a great reaction, especially by Jason Westrol and Ronnie McCollum (192-G-78, agency: Two Points, college: Centenary, LA), came back at 36-39 after 23 minutes of play. Eli Van Aken (193-F-85, 9 points in a row) and Domien Loubry (186-G-85) from three-point range were pretty efficient afterwards and Gembo digged the gap again in just four minutes: 38-57. A time-out was taken by Cuva's coach Brian Lynch but it did not help. BBC Gembo eventually won Game 1: 63-90.
Free video highlights available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_LEB47apSk&list=UUoSEPiDqNhOjhQW7eAC-isQ&index=1.
Score evolution: 9-18, 29-37, 43-64 and 63-90.
Best scorers:
Cuva: C. Koonings 8, R. McCollum 12, J. Westrol 10, B. Tracey 10, W. Jacobs 5, H. Vanwijn 9, O. Hodge 9.
Gembo: D. Loubry 23, N. Celis 8, E. Van Aken 17, W. Lemaire 7, P. Van Rillaer 2, M. Goethaert 8, Goetgeluck 8, T. Marien 3, M. Swinnen 5, A. Van Roey 4.

BBC Gembo vs. Cuva Houthalen: 94-83
This team of BBC Gembo looks ready and fit to win a second Division II title in a row. Despite starting at a slower pace than in Game 1 of the semifinal series, the home team reacted well and went from 3-7 to 14-7. After 25-16 and great plays by Domien Loubry and his mates, Cuva's US player Jason Westrol led his team to a nice comeback. After 51-55, Gembo raised its level of play and showed more fighting spirit. Gembo's Eli Van Aken and Maarten Goethaert (192-G-80) gave some impulse and the scoreboard suddenly showed 72-63. Cuva Houthalen of coach Brian Lynch was never able to come back and the home team, boosted by Ward Lemaire (196-F-80), kept a good tempo until the final buzzer.
Score evolution: 26-19, 47-46, 75-63 and 94-83.
Best scorers:
Gembo: D. Loubry 22, N. Celis 24, E. Van Aken 11, W. Lemaire 15, P. Van Rillaer 8, M. Goethaert 3, Goetgeluck 1, M. Swinnen 3, Y. Desiron 8.
Cuva: C. Koonings 6, B. Maesen 10, R. McCollum 10, J. Westrol 14, B. Tracey 19, E. Montanari 1, J. Delalieux 3, W. Jacobs 11, D. Clemente 2, O. Hodge 7.


BBC Kangoeroes Boom vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 2-1

BBC Kangoeroes Boom vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 74-75
Surprising win for the visiting Condors of coach Steve Ibens away in Kangoeroes' home Sporthal De Schalk last Friday. Special mention to Elias Lasisi (192-G/F-92, agency: Court Side), a double-affiliated player (also involved in Ethias League with Leuven Bears) who scored 25 points for the visitors in this very close Game 1. After a great match-up between top scorers Mitchel Gorremans (191-G/F-85) of Kangoeroes Boom and Elias Lasisi of Sint-Niklase Condors in the first quarter (16-21), the Kangoeroes kept having difficulties to outcompete their guests.
Score at the half: 31-34.
Best scorers:
Kangoeroes: N/A
Condors: B. De Beukeleer 6, E. Lasisi 25, J.-P. De Decker 8, B. Bogaert 4, S. Vermeulen 10, D. Bovoy 9, N. Maris 9, J. Gerlo 4.

Sint-Niklase Condors vs. BBC Kangoeroes Boom: 76-84
The Condors, via their website, complained about a decision taken by one of the referees in the third quarter of Game 2. Nevertheless, the Kangoeroes of coach Tom Poppe , who will all be involved in the Ethias League next season, have been able to tie it at 1-1 in this best-of-three semifinal series.
Score at the half: 40-41.
Best scorers:
Condors: B. De Beukeleer 14, E. Lasisi 13, J.-P. De Decker 6, S. Vermeulen 15, D. Bovoy 2, N. Maris 14, J. Gerlo 12.
Kangoeroes: N/A

BBC Kangoeroes Boom vs. Sint-Niklase Condors: 78-60
After the first half domineeringly led by the Kangoeroes, Sint-Niklase Condors had nothing else to lose. Scoring nevertheless remained a real problem for the Condors of coach Steve Ibens and KaBo was still in front after 30 minutes in the game: 65-40 on the scoreboard. The Kangoeroes gave no chance to their opponents, even in the last quarter, and join BBC Gembo in the 2013 Division II Playoff Finals.
Score at the half: 43-29.



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  BOSNIA   


Andrija Stipanovic joins BIH NT - by Nedzad Kladusak

Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86) will be on the preliminary roster of Aco Petrovic. Mostar-native Stipanovic confirmed rumours that emerged these days to Bosnian online media klix.ba.
During the whole season media tried to reveal names of players who could join the extended roster of Aleksandar Petrovic. Despite most experts believed that Petrovic will try to find a SG or SF Petrovic surprisingly picked a center who reminds of Ermin Jazvin, the extremely strong former NT center.
Stipanovic is very strong, rather athletic and good rebounder considering his size showing great hustle but on the other he is not known to be the best FT shooter around.

Who are the other candidates?

Ognjen Kuzmic (215-C-90) - A tremendous talent who has been called by GSW to join their summerleague team. Coach Petrovic confirmed that Kuzmic played a great season and he is keen to see Ognjen in his roster for Slovenia but that he can t accept to grant guaranteed playtime. He is a fantastic defender who rebounds very well, great timing reading the game very well helping his teammates timely. On the offensive end he has some nice moves in the paint, gets his offensive boards and shoots even from midrange very well. Has definitely great chances to make it among the last 12 and would get plenty of minutes.

Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) - Sinanovic is the most experienced player who regularly contributes in the best league of the world except the NBA. He has played good qualifiers and has been the clearly best (help) defender among the Bosnian big men. He has even been better than Mirza Teletovic. However it seems that Petrovic needs to find a way to use the skills of Nedzad Sinanovic. Given the fact that he played the qualifiers he should have a guaranteed spot.

Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) - Nurkic is probably one of the best European centers of the 94 generation. He plays very physically, is a great rebounder and shotblocker enjoying a range up to threepoint-land, he knows how to dish an assist when he gets double teamed. However he plays currently his first season and he needs some work on his right hand. He is an NBA player in the making but this EC is likely to be without him.

Edin Bavcic (209-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) - Edin Bavcic has been drafted by the Sixers (they hold the rights) and was expected to be the first Bosnian NBA player. However Bavcic never fully evolved to the player he could be. He has been a tweener and only after he clearly focused on to become one of the best shooters on the 4/5 instead on being the biggest SF ever. In Lithuania he stopped Ante Tomic and was a key to the success against Croatia. Last week he scored 33 points in Greece giving proof how much he can give if he gets some trust by his coach.

Boris Savovic (210-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) - Savovic combines the things BIH needs most to be one of the biggest surprises in Slovenia. Savovic is very athletic, can shoot the ball from beyond the arc, has got an excellent post up game and is a ferocious rebounder. He would be the back up for Mirza Teletovic and would probably often be in the starting five covering the 5.

Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) - Halilovic has been a tremendous talent and has even been scouted by NBA scouts. Great athletic skills and a decent shot made him to a promising player and the youngest captain in BIH league. However after he moved to KK Zagreb his body and his game changed and he stagnated. Now he is an inside player, still very athletic with a good and steadily improving post up game. In the recent Croatian play-offs he put some very nice games and he might get a call for the NT camp but it is rather unlikely that he will be among the 12. Not this time but if he keeps working and playing he will get his shot next time.

Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) - Kikanovic has played the qualifiers very well. He scored persistently after grabbing offensive boards, with his nice midrange jumper or after getting free throws. However he had great problems on the defensive end where he often turned out to be a mismatch. He is too weak to guard strong centers or PF, not quick enough to be a great help defender, not having the power to keep his man away from the glass and secure the defensive rebound. Would probably be much more efficient as PF-back up of Mirza Teletovic than a center. In case Savovic confirms his debut Kikanovic might be an option as third PF who will also spend some minutes on the 5.



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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.17.4 
 7. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.2 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.16.9 
 9. Antonio, S.Jose/U.16.9 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasi.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (202-PF-83)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.8.7 
 2. Araujo, Mogi d.8.7 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.3 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia7.7 
 5. Becker, S.Jose/U.7.4 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.4 
 7. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 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. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 7. Garcia, Uberlandia4.5 
 8. Taylor, Bauru4.4 
 9. Lima, Limeira4.3 
 10. Campos, Suzano4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.0.2 
 3. Benite, Flamengo0.2 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 5. Teichmann, Franca0.1 
 6. Ribeiro, Brasilia0.1 
 7. Ramon, Limeira0.1 
 8. Becker, S.Jose/U.0.1 
 9. Lemes, S.Jose/U.0.1 
 10. Campos, Suzano0.1 
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. Campos, Suzano1.9 
 4. Figueroa, Franca1.9 
 5. Taylor, Bauru1.8 
 6. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.8 
 7. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 8. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 9. Parker, Vila Velha1.7 
 10. Day, Uberlandia1.7 


NBA preseason Basketball comes to Rio de Janeiro - by Mel Devonne

Ne Ne and Leoandro Barbosa return to Brasil as the Washington Wizards are scheduled
to play against the Chicago Bulls in Rio de Janeiro. Oct 12, 2013.
The game marks the first NBA game played in Rio de Janeiro.
Brasilains Leoandro Barbosa and Ne Ne Halerio are key players for
the Washington Wizards, while the Bulls are expecting the return of Derick Rose,
who has not played since the 2011-12 season.
I am hoping that Rio de Janeiro comes out and supports NBA basketball.
The game is a part of the NBA Global initiative.



NBA preseason Basketball comes to Rio de Janeiro - by Mel Devonne

Ne Ne and Leoandro Barbosa return to Brasil as the Washington Wizards are scheduled
to play against the Chicago Bulls in Rio de Janeiro. Oct 12, 2013.
The game marks the first NBA game played in Rio de Janeiro.
Brasilains Leoandro Barbosa and Ne Ne Halerio are key players for
the Washington Wizards, while the Bulls are expecting the return of Derrick Rose
who has not played since the 2011-12 season.
I am hoping that Rio de Janeiro comes out and supports NBA basketball.
The game is a part of the NBA Global initiative.



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Winchester blocks Bollers' buzzer beater as Lakers win C/ship! - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The U-10 BD Basketball District King League Final was an exciting affair on Saturday April 20, 2013 as the Lakers beat the Spurs 17-15 in an end to end thriller.

The first half of the game was all about cut and thrust with both teams sizing up their opponents and none really able to seize a tactical advantage, although the Lakers held a slender 2-point advantage at 8-6.

The Spurs battled back during the 3rd quarter to make it 12-10 in their favour and with just over two minutes left in the 4th the game, was all squared at 12-12.

Lakers Kahmani Caul drew a foul by Elroy Bollers as he prepared to shoot and scored both free throws to make it 14-12, but Shawn Morris also hit 2 free throws to level it up again at 14-14 and then with the clock showing 1:09 left, the Lakers scored again from the free throw line to make it 15-14.

Shamoi Dore then fouled Dejonte George who scored 1 of 2 with 37.1 seconds left to make it 15-15 and the play became frantic and more like watching Tennis as the spectators heads followed the ball from end to end.

With under 15 seconds remaining, the Spurs lost possession through a turnover and where made to pay dearly by Dore, who atoning for his previous mistake, splashed a 2 pointer to give his team the edge at 17-15.

As the buzzer sounded, Bollers launched a shot that would have tied the scores only for Jahdique Winchester to leap up and block the effort to ensure the Lakers lifted the Championship Trophy.

Tyrece top scored with 8 points for the Lakers and Dore finished with 6. For the Spurs, Malacki Smith scored 8 and there was 2 a piece for Morris, Keshaun and Esprit.

At the award Ceremony, Tyriece Carrasco was named MVP for the Lakers, whilst Bollers took the honour for the Spurs, Sahjani France for the Celtics and Requan Garoway for the Heat.

Bollers was further honoured with the Presidents, Brian Bash Brewleys Sportsmanship Award.

The U-13 Championship went to District 6 who beat District 5 31-19 in a surprisingly lop sided affair with District 6s Malaki Thomas leading the way with 10 points and Cletus Bannis scoring 5 . For District 5, Malique Wattley finished with 7 points and Reaquan Garrarway 6 points.

The MVP was Sajwan France and the Presidential Sportsmanship award went to Donaldson Layne.



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Bambuqueros 4-0 
 2. Piratas 3-1 
 3. Once Caldas 2-2 
 4. Bucaros 2-2 
 5. Aguilas 1-3 
 6. Academia 0-4 
Places 7-8
 1. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 2. Halcones 6-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 4

Apr. 23: Piratas - Bucaros 96-81
Apr. 23: Academia - Bambuqueros 77-93
Apr. 23: Aguilas - Once Caldas 67-90

Second Stage: Round 5

Apr. 26: Piratas - Academia
Apr. 26: Once Caldas - Bambuqueros
Apr. 26: Aguilas - Bucaros


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Bambuqueros
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.8 
 2. Thomas, Piratas21.6 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.20.7 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Halcones18.6 
 7. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 8. Jordan, Once Cald.18.0 
 9. Brooks, Bucaros18.0 
 10. Gilbert, Bucaros18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros12.8 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas11.6 
 3. Northern, Halcones10.9 
 4. Smith, Aguilas8.8 
 5. Blue, Academia8.8 
 6. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 7. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 8. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
 9. Cortes, Once Cald.6.3 
 10. Trocha, Bucaros5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Eddy MAYFIELD
  Aguilas
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Mayfield, Aguilas5.5 
 2. Moreno, Piratas5.4 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.4.8 
 4. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.5 
 5. Brooks, Bucaros4.4 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Jordan, Once Cald.3.6 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.5 
 9. Bacci, Aguilas3.5 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.1 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.9 
 3. Jordan, Once Cald.1.8 
 4. Mayfield, Aguilas1.6 
 5. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 6. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 7. Cortes, Once Cald.1.3 
 8. Garris, Once Caldas1.3 
 9. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 10. Chavez Jacob., A.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Halcones
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Halcones2.2 
 2. Farley, Academia0.8 
 3. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 4. Blue, Academia0.7 
 5. Hernandez, Bucaros0.6 
 6. Aguaslimpias, Acad.0.6 
 7. Smith, Aguilas0.6 
 8. Baquero, Halcones0.5 
 9. Aragon, Academia0.5 
 10. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 31 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Piratas and Bukaros played one of the best games of the season in Bogota, Piratas wasted a 19 points lead that reached in the first quarter but survived and won the game thanks to Tayron Thomas 5 points within the last 50 seconds of the game.
Bukaros been trailed started the second half with a different attitude playing in and out and becoming unstoppable in the second and third quarter, the yellow squad reached his first from the first quarter with 4 minutes left in the fourth thanks to a couple of Brooks free throws, but Piratas managed better the legs of his players and had more energy in clutch to stop the Bukaros and come back to the lead, Piratas star Thomas made a three pointer out of a time out with 50 seconds in the clock to put his team 2 points ahead, Bukaros had a chance to score but J. Edwin tornover with 35 second left give Piratas the chance to manage the game and win.
Piratas de Bogota 88- T. Thomas 27 pts, J. Fahnbulleh 18 pts.
Bukaros Freskaleche 85 - P. Brooks 25 pts, J. Edwin 19 pts

Aguilas the Tunja took a new breath after defeat the Manizalez OC in Tunja, the locals played a hard defense limiting the OC main weapons under 14 points in the night, Gianluca Bacci again took the lead of his team finishing with 22 points, Cesar Cortez 14 points was the best in the OC.
Aguilas de Tunja 76- G. Bacci 22 pts, Y. Fernandez 19 pts
Manizales OC 72- C. Cortez 14 pts, A. Jordan 12 pts.

Bambuqueros come back from a bad first quarter to defeat the Academia de la Montana in Neiva, was the third straight Bambuqueros victory and the third straight defeat of Academia the sent the Antioquias team to the bottom of the standings, Bambuqueros had Darrin Dorsey (188-PG, college: Dakota Wesleyan) playing full time to lead them with 30 pts, Brandon Crawford lead the Academia with 15 pts.
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 86- D. Dorsey 30 pts, J. Manuel 14 pts
Academia de la Montana 72- B. Crawford 15 pts, C. Chavez 15 pts




Dorsey's 30-point game gives him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

-year old point guard Darrin Dorsey (188-PG) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Bambuqueros and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 30 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Bambuqueros in his team's victory, helping them to beat Academia (#6, 0-1), Second Stage botton-ranked team 86-72. It allowed Bambuqueros to take over top position in the Colombian league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the Second Stage and Bambuqueros won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Dorsey just recently signed at Bambuqueros, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Dakota Wesleyan University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dorsey is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 4.9apg) and averages solid 54.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84) of league's second-best Piratas. He is American guard in his first season at Piratas. In the last game Thomas recorded impressive 27 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Piratas to edge Bucaros (0-1) by 3 points 88-85. His team has extremely good start of the Second Stage. They won their first game. However the Second Stage is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Thomas is one of the most experienced players at Piratas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 4.9rpg and 3.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Philip Brooks (188-G-84) of Bucaros (#5). Brooks scored 25 points and passed seven assists. Despite Brooks' great performance Bucaros lost 85-88 to Piratas (#2, 1-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Bucaros can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful Second Stage losing so far all 1 games. Too bad for Brooks he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Brooks has individually a great season in Colombia. After 31 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.2ppg (8th best) and assists with 4.5apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Reque Newsome (204-C-81) of Bambuqueros - 12 points and 10 rebounds
5. Desmond Blue (211-C-88) of Academia - 10 points and 13 rebounds
6. Sergio Trocha (204-C-87) of Bucaros - 16 points and 8 rebounds
7. Gianluca Bacci (187-G-89) of Aguilas - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81) of Bucaros - 19 points and 7 rebounds
9. Quentin Smith (205-C-77) of Aguilas - 14 points and 6 rebounds
10. Edgar Moreno (190-G-81) of Piratas - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists

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



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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 



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Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Nancy
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Brown, Nancy20.1 
 2. Allen, Omonia18.8 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco17.9 
 4. Pesic, AEL16.6 
 5. Diggs, Barons k.15.3 
 6. Williams, Etha15.1 
 7. Fisher, AEK15.0 
 8. Warren, Wellington14.7 
 9. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mihajlo PESIC
  AEL
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Pesic, AEL8.6 
 2. Brown, Nancy7.6 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco7.4 
 4. Diggs, Barons k.6.9 
 5. Buljan, Keravnos6.6 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.5 
 7. Jefferson, Boulaz.6.2 
 8. Maras, Ilysiakos6.0 
 9. Fisher, AEK5.9 
 10. Kaskiris, ENAD5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  Monaco
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Aleksic, Monaco5.0 
 2. Diggs, Barons k.4.8 
 3. Maze, Keravnos4.1 
 4. Palalas, AEL3.6 
 5. Adegboye, Etha3.3 
 6. Demertzis, Kavala3.3 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.3 
 8. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 9. Tutt, AEK2.7 
 10. Dixon, AEK2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Hamilton, Waikato2.3 
 3. Diggs, Barons k.2.1 
 4. Poole, Etha1.8 
 5. Stiggers, Apoel1.8 
 6. Brown, Nancy1.7 
 7. Panteli, AEK1.5 
 8. Williams, Etha1.5 
 9. Allen, AEL1.5 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  AEK
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Harrison, AEK2.1 
 2. Jefferson, Boulaz.1.5 
 3. Brown, Nancy1.3 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.2 
 5. Vaughn, Keravnos1.0 
 6. Morrison, Apoel0.9 
 7. Maras, Ilysiakos0.8 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.7 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, Champville0.5 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Bolds, BC Kolin17.9 
 3. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 5. Meno, USK Praha16.8 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Fields, Levice16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.15.8 
 10. Venta, J.Hradec15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.7 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.9 
 5. Nuhanovic, Levice7.5 
 6. Simmons, Levice7.3 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.7.3 
 8. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.0 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
 10. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.8 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 5. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 6. Carter, CEZ N.4.3 
 7. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 8. Sanders, BK Decin4.2 
 9. Sotnar, USK Praha4.1 
 10. McFadden, Usti n.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Ubilla, BC Kolin2.1 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 5. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 6. Bolds, BC Kolin1.9 
 7. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 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. Meno, USK Praha0.9 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 
 9. Slavik, USK Praha0.8 
 10. Kramny, B&W Opava0.8 



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  DENMARK   


Ligaen Awards 2012-2013 - by Christian Hamborg

Every season in the Danish Ligaen a Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year is voted by the players and coaches.

The winner of The Player of the Year award was Horsens IC's Darko Jukic (198-G-90). 22-year old Danish forward Darko Jukic managed to take his team to the semifinals and eventually win the bronze-medals. Playing 36 minuttes per game Darko Jukic lead his team in points, rebounds, blocked shots and efficiency. Darko Jukic improved in almost all measurable statistical categories most notably going from 13.5 ppg to 21.4 ppg. Besides being the 3rd most scoring player in the league scoring on 56.9 % on 2's and 31.3 from the 3 point line, Jukic also averaged 9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 blocks.

The winner of The Coach of the Year title was Horsens IC's Arnel Dedic. The 37 year old coach is in his second season as head coach of Horsens IC and managed to win 19 out of 27 games securing a 4th place in the standings. In the playoffs Horsens were knocked out in the semifinals but enjoyed some succes winning a bronze-medal.

The winner of Young Player of the Year was given to Horsens IC's Frederik Rungby (199-F-93). As a starter for Horsens IC Frederik Rungby averaged 8.6 ppg and 4.8 rpg playing 26 minutes. The Young Player of the Year award is given to a Danish player under the age of 21. The 20 year old forward Frederik Rungby won the award in a close race with Peter Moller (190-G-94) of Vaerlose BBK. The award has previously been won by players who are now playing college basketball in USA: Mathias Seilund (201-F-90), Jonathan Gilling (201-F-91) and Philip Hertz (210-C/F-92).

The Defensive Player of the Year award was won by Randers Cimbria Basketballs American forward/center Bonell Colas (205-F-82, college: Florida). Statistically 31-year old Bonell Colas had one of the most impressive seasons in Danish basketball being the leading scorer in Ligaen with 24.3 ppg, leading rebounder of Ligaen with 14.7 rpg and also leading Ligaen in 2 points % with 64,20 % and finishing 2nd in blocks with 1.9 bpg. Bonell Colas shot 44 % from the 3 point line and had 2.5 assists per game.
The experienced forward/center won the Player of the Year award in the 2008/09 season playing for Randers and has also won several Eurobasket.com All-Danish awards. Bonell Colas has also played for Danish clubs Horsholm 79ers and Vaerlose BBK.

History of the awards:
http://www.canaldigitalligaen.dk/da/top/om-ligaen/cdl-priser/



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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Texas L.
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Texas L.22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Ft.Wayne.22.1 
 3. Lamb, Tulsa 66ers21.2 
 4. Goudelock, 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
  Golden S.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Golden S.12.6 
 2. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.11.8 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 6. Jackson, Austin T.9.9 
 7. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.5 
 9. Jones, Houston R.9.0 
 10. Wright, Maine RC8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Sioux F.
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Barrett, Sioux F.7.8 
 2. Mack, Atlanta H.7.5 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.7.1 
 4. Wright, Arecibo7.0 
 5. Russell, 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. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 6. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 7. Hannah, Santa C.1.8 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.1.7 
 9. Liggins, Oklah.Ci.1.7 
 10. Joseph, Brooklyn1.7 
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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  EL SALVADOR   


Apertura last games reults - by Jaime Arevalo

Denver, Roll Royce and UTEC came out winners from the Apertura games, played over the last weekend . Universidad Tecnolgica traveled to San Miguel, to meet AND 1 San Miguel, defeating home team 71-58, at the end of a game lead all time long. with 26 points, Eduardo Escalante (G-93) was the game top performer at the winning side, followed by Miguel Torres Jose, with 9. Gerson Lanza (G) and Victor Requeno scored 17 points apiece to lead AND1 San Miguel.
In San Salvador, Roll Royce prevailed over Chaleco Santa Tecla, 59-57. This game was very close till the beginning, with both the teams staying ahead in the score for some time. At the end, Roll Royce took the wil, led by Leonardo Hernandez (G-94), with 16 pts and Cesar Gonzalez (G-94), with 14. Carlos Sandoval was the best performer in Chaleco with 13 pts, Alex Burgos added 11.
In the last gam,e of teh weekend, Denver destroyed Delgadense, 108-63, thans above all to agreat game played by Luis Portal (186-G/F), who ended with 23 points. Douglas Baires (180-G) added 17 and Ernesto Lahud (176-PG-84) 15 at the winning side. In Ciudad Delgado team the top scorer were Marlon Bonilla (F), 24 pts, and Jose Valenzuela, 16.



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  EQUATORIAL GUINEA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Malabo King 2-0 
 2. Six Stars 2-0 
 3. MBC 2-1 
 4. Rhema B. 0-2 
 5. San Antonio 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 2

Apr. 21: MBC - Six Stars 76-87
Apr. 20: San Antonio - Malabo King 47-110
Apr. 19: MBC - Rhema B. 113-43

Regular Season: Round 3

Apr. 26: Malabo King - Six Stars
Apr. 26: San Antonio - Rhema B.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Euroleague opened disciplinary proceedings against Panathinaikos - by Kostas Papadopoulos

Euroleague Basketball has opened a disciplinary procedure against Panathinaikos concerning several incidents that took place during Game 3 and Game 4 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs against Barcelona in Athens, last week. The incidents include the use of megaphone sirens during away-team possessions, the use of laser lights disturbing the players during the game, firecracker and flare explosions during the game and attendance over the capacity of the arena.
These are considered infringements of the Euroleague by-laws and all the documentation is being processed with the corresponding disciplinary bodies to rule on the incidents.

Courtesy of Euroleague



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  GEORGIA   

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.4 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.20.1 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.20.0 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi19.6 
 5. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.5 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi17.6 
 7. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.3 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 9. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.16.0 
 10. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergo ATUASHVILI
  Sokhumi
  (223-C-85)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Atuashvili, Sokhumi15.4 
 2. Milosevic, Olimpi12.8 
 3. Archibeque, MIA A.12.7 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.12.6 
 5. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.9 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.10.6 
 7. Nelson, Rustavi9.2 
 8. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 9. Revazashvili, Same.7.8 
 10. Oluic, Dinamo Tbi.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.8 
 2. Sokk, Olimpi5.9 
 3. Vaughn, MIA A.5.9 
 4. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.6 
 5. Bowie, Rustavi5.4 
 6. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 7. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 8. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.3 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.9 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.5 
 2. Vaughn, MIA A.2.1 
 3. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 5. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.8 
 6. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.7 
 7. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 8. Fatsatsia, Olimpi1.5 
 9. Toudjani, Rustavi1.5 
 10. Bakradze, TSU T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.1 
 2. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.8 
 3. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 5. Milosevic, Olimpi1.4 
 6. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 7. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.2 
 8. Aselaini, TSU T.1.1 
 9. Archibeque, MIA A.0.9 
 10. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 



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  GERMANY   

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 25-7 
 2. EWE Baskets 24-9 
 3. Ratiopharm 22-10 
 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 15-18 
 12. TBB Trier 14-18 
 13. Bayreuth 14-19 
 14. NY Phantoms 13-19 
 15. MBC 13-20 
 16. Fraport SKY 13-20 
 17. Neckar L'burg 12-21 
 18. LTi 46ers 4-29 

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. 23: LTi 46ers - EWE Baskets 59-90
Apr. 23: MBC - Ratiopharm 55-74
Apr. 20: Bremerhaven - LTi 46ers 106-58

Round 18

Apr. 23: Bremerhaven - Brose Bask. 94-89

Round 26

Apr. 17: Bayreuth - EWE Baskets 84-72

Regular Season: Round 34

Apr. 27: Ratiopharm - Walter Tigers
Apr. 27: LTi 46ers - EWE Baskets
Apr. 27: Phoenix Hagen - MBC
Apr. 27: NY Phantoms - Bremerhaven
Apr. 27: Telekom Baskets - B.Muenchen
Apr. 27: Fraport SKY - Neckar L'burg
Apr. 27: ALBA - Bayreuth
Apr. 27: s.Oliver Baskets - Brose Bask.
Apr. 27: Art.Dragons - TBB Trier


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. White, Phoenix16.8 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.1 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.4 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.2 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen15.1 
 7. Brooks, Fraport SKY15.0 
 8. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.9 
 9. Thompson, ALBA14.2 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.9 
 2. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets6.9 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 7. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.6.3 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.2 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Rice, B.Muenchen4.6 
 3. White, Phoenix4.5 
 4. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.4 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.0 
 8. Guenther, Ratio.3.5 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
 10. Timberlake, MBC3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 3. White, Phoenix1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Bayreuth1.6 
 6. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 7. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 8. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 9. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.8 
 2. Pantelic, MBC1.5 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.2 
 6. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Turek, Neckar L.1.0 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Logan STUTZ
  ETB Wohnbau
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau20.1 
 2. Thomas, Cuxhaven19.7 
 3. Griffin, Gotha18.2 
 4. White, Heidelberg16.8 
 5. Nixon, NBC16.8 
 6. Calvin, Ehingen16.2 
 7. Williams, Vechta15.9 
 8. Barker, Jena15.6 
 9. Roessler, Karlsruhe15.6 
 10. Khartchenkov, NBC15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald LAWSON
  Chemnitz
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Lawson, Chemnitz10.3 
 2. Black, Karlsruhe9.0 
 3. Gadley, Duesseldorf9.0 
 4. Stutz, ETB Wohnbau8.1 
 5. Johnson, Crailsheim7.9 
 6. Smallwood, Kirchhe.7.9 
 7. Baker, Gotha7.9 
 8. Calvin, Ehingen7.5 
 9. Smith, NBC7.4 
 10. Henley, ETB W.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Williams, Vechta6.9 
 2. Coleman, Crailsheim6.1 
 3. Smith, NBC5.7 
 4. Aud, Finke Baskets5.5 
 5. Cook, ETB Wohnbau5.1 
 6. Kelly, Cuxhaven4.9 
 7. Matthews, Ehingen4.5 
 8. Sollazzo, Leipzig4.5 
 9. Barker, Jena4.3 
 10. Jeka, Jena4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  Vechta
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Williams, Vechta2.5 
 2. Hardy, Heidelberg2.4 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.2 
 4. Matthews, Ehingen2.1 
 5. Alexander, Kirchhe.1.8 
 6. Pratt, Cuxhaven1.7 
 7. Johnson, Duesseld.1.6 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.6 
 9. Williamson, Ehingen1.5 
 10. Bynum, Chemnitz1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WHITE
  Heidelberg
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Heidelberg2.0 
 2. Gadley, Duesseldorf1.6 
 3. Crowder, Heide.1.4 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz1.3 
 5. Thompson, NBC1.1 
 6. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.1 
 7. Tyrna, Leipzig1.1 
 8. Smallwood, Kirchhe.1.1 
 9. Johnson, Crailsheim0.9 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven0.9 


Kevin Magdowski stays as head coach in Walferdange - by Daniel Poerschke

Rsidence Walfer of the luxemburgish Total league has extended its contract with german head coach Kevin Magdowski for another season after reaching the semi finals for the second straight time. Magdowski, who hails from Berlin, will go into his seventh season as a professional coach in Luxemburg. He not only reached the league semifinals with Walferdange in the last two years, but also the cup semifinals.


German BBL round 33 best performance: Immanuel McElroy - by Eurobasket News

American guard Immanuel McElroy (193-G-80) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for NY Phantoms, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, six rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Walter Tigers (#10, 16-17) with 19-point margin 88-69. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings in . NY Phantoms is placed at 14th position in German BBL. NY Phantoms is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 13-19 record. In the team's last game McElroy had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range. It's his second year at NY Phantoms and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Immanuel McElroy averages this season 9.8ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82, agency: Pro One Sports) of league's leader Brose Bask.. Ford had a very good evening with a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Brose Bask. lost that game 89-94 to the lower-ranked Bremerhaven (#11, 15-18). Brose Bask. managed to keep the same 1st spot in Round 18. His team has currently 25-7 record. Ford is a newcomer at Brose Bask., but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Derrick Zimmerman (191-G-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) of Neckar L'burg (#17). Zimmerman showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. Despite Zimmerman's great performance Neckar L'burg lost 68-74 to the higher-ranked B.Muenchen (#4, 21-12). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Neckar L'burg not to end season at such low position in , however are less than slim as they have already lost 21 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Zimmerman could try to bring Neckar L'burg's a little bit higher in the standings. Zimmerman has a very solid season. In 9 games in Germany he scored 9.0ppg. He also has 5.2rpg, 4.6apg and 2.3spg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84) of Bayreuth - 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Bradley Buckman (203-F-84) of Art.Dragons - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Bryce Taylor (196-SG-86) of Art.Dragons - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dwayne Anderson (198-PF-86) of s.Oliver Baskets - 22 points and 6 rebounds
8. Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81) of EWE Baskets - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Philipp Neumann (209-C-92) of Brose Bask. - 19 points and 5 rebounds
10. Stanley Burrell (191-PG-84) of Bremerhaven - 29 points and 7 assists

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



Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga South-East Awards 2012-2013 - by Moritz Korff

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Joseph Fuca
Fuca
Joerg Dippold
Dippold
Yorman Polas
Polas
Kellen Williams
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Peter Maischak
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The awards were voted on by the coaches of the RLSO teams

Player of the Year: Yorman Polas (192-G/F-85) - Muenchen Basket
Domestic Player of the Year: Joerg Dippold (195-G-92) - Baunach
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Reinhardt (202-F-88) - Ansbach
Bosman Player of the Year: Joseph Fuca (182-G-89, college: Master's) - Vilsbiburg
Most Improved Player of the Year: Volker Lang - Treuchtlingen
Newcomer of the Year: Julius Wolf (202-F-93) - Bayern Muenchen II
Co-Coaches of the Year: Timo Fuchs, Joerg Mausolf - Baunach

1st Team
Joseph Fuca (182-G-89) - Vilsbiburg
Joerg Dippold (195-G-92) - Baunach
Yorman Polas (192-G/F-85) - Muenchen Basket
Kellen Williams (194-F-84) - Zwickau
Peter Maischak (201-F/C-84) - Treuchtlingen

2nd Team
Tim Eisenberger (197-PG-91) - Treuchtlingen
Justin Halleran (186-G-84, agency: Athlete Management Group) - Vilsbiburg
Omari Knox (188-G-86, college: Bloomfield) - Dachau
Paul Brotherson (198-F-89, college: Metro St.) - Wuerzburg
Julius Wolf (202-F-93) - Bayern Muenchen

Honorable Mention
D.J. Ferguson (185-PG-89, college: Flagler) - Deisenhofen
Christoph Jungbauer (208-C-87) - Baunach
Theron Laudermill (200-F, college: CS San Bernar.) - Rattelsdorf
Matthias Meinel (195-F-77) - Ansbach
Malo Valerien (195-F-92) - Bayern Muenchen

All-Domestic Players Team
Tim Eisenberger - Treuchtlingen
Joerg Dippold - Baunach
Matthias Meinel - Ansbach
Julius Wolf - Bayern Muenchen
Peter Maischak - Treuchtlingen



Trio extends with Ehingen Steeples - by Moritz Korff

The Ehingen Steeples have made their first three signings for the 2013-14 season. Sid-Marlon Theis, Stephan Haukohl (203-F-93) and Tim Unterluggauer (208-C-93) committed for another year with the 2. Bundesliga Pro A team.
"They all played very well last season. Of course, there had been ups and downs, which is not uncommon for young players. I am expecting them to reach the next step of their developement next season. They are working hard and that is going to pay off", Ehingen head coach Ralph Junge stated on the club's website.
Unterluggauer averaged 7.3 points per game and was the team's second leading rebounder (5.7rpg). Haukohl added 4.2 points a game, while Theis scored 4.5 points per outing.



FC Schalke 04 keeps Coach Skiba and five players - by Moritz Korff

1. Regionalliga West team FC Schalke 04 is looking for continuity, as the club gave contract extensions to head coach Heiko Skiba and five players. Skiba led S04 to a fourth place finish and a 15-9 record in the 2012-13 RLW season.
Jan Letailleur (195-F-87), Kevin Lehmann (180-G-86), Fabian Horstmann, Christoph Amadeus Schmuedderich (197-F-90) and Steffen Piechotta (178-PG-92) will stay with the Royal Blues for at least one more year. The club also agreed to terms with two new players with EU passports and will unveil the names shortly.



Iserlohn: Coach Grothe receives contract extension - by Moritz Korff

The Iserlohn Kangaroos (1. Regionalliga West) have signed their head coach Matthias Grothe through 2014-15. The 34-year-old former BBL player also extended his contract as a head coach of Phoenix Hagen's JBBL team and as the coordinator of the club's youth program.
Grothe led the Kangaroos to a 20-4 record and the runner-up spot in the 2012-13 season. After falling short in capturing the RLW championship, the Kangaroos are eager to give it another try in the up and coming season.



BBL Round 33: #1 Brose Bask. is defeated by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in BBL. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Brose Bask. (25-7) on the court of eleventh ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 94-89. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Brose Bask.. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Brose Bask. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Stanley Burrell (191-84) stepped up and scored 29 points and 7 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners and naturalized American power forward Keith Waleskowski (204-80, college: Dayton) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven maintains eleventh place with 15-18 record. Defending champion Brose Bask. still keeps top position with seven games lost. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven are looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#14) in Braunschweig in the next round. Brose Bask. will play on the road against s Oliver Baskets (#8) in Wuerzburg and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Artland Dragons' (#7) 93-83 road victory against 6th ranked Phoenix Hagen. Americans were the main players on the court. Bryce Taylor (196-86) nailed 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Bradley Buckman accounted for 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Phoenix Hagen in the defeat. Artland Dragons (18-14) moved-up to sixth place. Phoenix Hagen at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. Artland Dragons will play against TBB Trier (#12) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Phoenix Hagen will play against Mitteldeutscher BC (#15) in Weissenfels and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked EWE Baskets (24-9) against fifteenth ranked BBC Bayreuth (14-19) on Wednesday night. Visiting EWE Baskets were defeated by BBC Bayreuth in Bayreuth 84-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The best player for the winners was Bryan Bailey who scored 24 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Rickey Paulding who recorded 20 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BBC Bayreuth moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser EWE Baskets keep the second position with nine games lost. BBC Bayreuth will meet higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EWE Baskets will play against LTi 46ers in Giessen and hope to secure a win.
BBL top team - Brose Bask. (25-7) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked ALBA Berlin (18-13) in Bamberg 89-80. It was a good game for Anton Gavel who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 4 assists. Brose Bask. have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 25-7 record. ALBA Berlin at the other side keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Brose Bask.'s next round opponent will be s Oliver Baskets (#8) in Wuerzburg and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin will play at home against BBC Bayreuth.
The game in Wuerzburg was also quite interesting. Third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (22-10) played at the court of 8th ranked s Oliver Baskets (17-16). ratiopharm Ulm managed to secure a 4-point victory 88-84 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of s Oliver Baskets. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Allan Ray stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners. s Oliver Baskets' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 22-10 record having just three points less than leader Brose Bask. Loser s Oliver Baskets keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face Walter Tigers (#10) in Tuebingen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. s Oliver Baskets will play at home against the league's leader Brose Bask. in Bamberg.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 33: EWE Baskets destroyed LTi 46ers on the opponent's court 90-59. MBC were outscored by Ratiopharm in a home game 55-74. Bottom-ranked LTi 46ers was rolled over Bremerhaven on the road 106-58. Fraport SKY were defeated by TBB Trier on its own court 70-78. Telekom Baskets was beaten by EWE Baskets in Oldenburg 84-74. Neckar L'burg lost to B.Muenchen at home 68-74. NY Phantoms outscored Walter Tigers on the opponent's court 88-69. MBC recorded a loss to Bayreuth in a home game 71-86.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by Immanuel McElroy of NY Phantoms.


LTi 46ers - EWE Baskets 59-90

Very expected game in Giessen where 18th ranked LTi 46ers (4-29) were crushed by second ranked EWE Baskets (24-9) 90-59 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-59. EWE Baskets made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 LTi 46ers turnovers. American guard Mustafa Abdul-Hamid (188-88, college: UCLA) stepped up and scored 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) chipped in 11 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Five EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Morris Curry (178-87, college: Providence) with 13 points and Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. EWE Baskets maintains second place with 24-9 record behind leader Brose Bask. LTi 46ers lost nineteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 29 lost games. EWE Baskets will have a break next round. LTi 46ers will play again at home against the league's second-placed EWE Baskets (#2) in Oldenburg.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: M.Curry 13+4reb+3ast, J.Weiser 8+2reb, E.Ovcina 8+5reb+5ast, A.Buechert 8+5reb, D.Spohr 8+3reb, R.Hanke 6+5reb
EWE Baskets: M.Abdul-Hamid 15+6reb+1ast, R.Burrell 13+3reb+1ast, R.Paulding 12+1reb+3ast, C.Kramer 11+2reb+5ast, D.Bahiense de Mello 11+2reb+1ast, R.Smeulders 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 239703


MBC - Ratiopharm 55-74

Very predictable result in Weissenfels where third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (22-10) smashed 14th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (13-20) 74-55 on Tuesday. The game without a history. ratiopharm Ulm led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. ratiopharm Ulm outrebounded Mitteldeutscher BC 42-22 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. International Daniel Theis (203-92) stepped up and scored 8 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American forward Steven Esterkamp (198-81, college: Ohio) chipped in 17 points. The best for the losing side was American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) with 12 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 22-10 record having just three points less than leader Brose Bask. Mitteldeutscher BC lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face Walter Tigers (#10) in Tuebingen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play on the road against Phoenix Hagen (#7).
Top scorers:
MBC: C.Timberlake 14+1ast, K.Beidler 12+5reb+3ast, D.Pantelic 8+3reb+1ast, S.Wachalski 5+3reb, H.Vilhjalmsson 5+2reb+6ast, M.Schwarz 3
Ratiopharm: S.Esterkamp 17+3reb, M.Hesson 12+4reb+1ast, J.Bryant 9+4reb, D.Theis 8+12reb+3ast, A.Ray 6+2reb+2ast, L.Jeter 6+4ast
gschID: 239702


Bremerhaven - LTi 46ers 106-58

Not a big story in a game when 18th ranked LTi 46ers (4-29) were rolled over on the road by eleventh ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (15-18) 106-58 on Saturday. The game without a history. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding LTi 46ers to just 6 points in second quarter. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to LTi 46ers' 36. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven forced 26 LTi 46ers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American forward Jacob Burtschi (198-84, college: Air Force) stepped up and scored 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Five Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (212-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) with 3 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Dominik Spohr (198-89) scored 10 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven maintains eleventh place with 15-18 record. LTi 46ers lost nineteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 29 lost games. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will face New Yorker Phantoms (#14) in Braunschweig in the next round. LTi 46ers will play at home against the league's second-placed EWE Baskets (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: M.Curry 10+2reb+3ast, A.Buechert 10+4reb, D.Spohr 10+3reb+2ast, O.Fassler 8+4reb+3ast, R.Hanke 6+1reb, J.Weiser 5+1ast
Bremerhaven: S.Morrison 17+3reb, K.Waleskowski 14+4reb, S.Jackson 13+4reb+5ast, S.Burrell 13+1reb+5ast, J.Burtschi 10+9reb+4ast, J.El Domiaty 10+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184282


Fraport SKY - TBB Trier 70-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked TBB Trier's (14-18) road victory over 14th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (13-20) 78-70 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 44-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron, agency: LUMANI 10.7) stepped up and scored 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and international center Andreas Seiferth (209-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) chipped in 14 points. Linhart is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four TBB Trier players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) with 13 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. TBB Trier moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Deutsche Bank Skyliners dropped to the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. TBB Trier will face higher ranked Artland Dragons (#6) in Quakenbrueck in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play at home against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: Q.Robertson 14+4reb+2ast, R.Brooks 13+5reb+3ast, K.Klein 11+2reb+3ast, Z.Peacock 8+6reb+1ast, L.Prowell 8+5reb+3ast, M.Merz 6+1reb
TBB Trier: J.Bucknor 14+4reb, A.Seiferth 14+4reb+3ast, B.Stewart 13+3reb+2ast, N.Linhart 12+9reb+1ast, B.Doreth 8+1reb+2ast, B.Harper 6+3reb
gschID: 184281


Brose Bask. - ALBA 89-80

BBL top team - Brose Bask. (25-7) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked ALBA Berlin (18-13) in Bamberg 89-80. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-19 ALBA Berlin's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 89-80 at the end of the game. Brose Bask. made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by ALBA Berlin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for naturalized Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 4 assists. International center Philipp Neumann (209-92, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St.) answered with 16 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) added 15 points in the effort for ALBA Berlin. Four Brose Bask. and five ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. Brose Bask. have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 25-7 record. ALBA Berlin at the other side keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Brose Bask.'s next round opponent will be s Oliver Baskets (#8) in Wuerzburg and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin will play at home against BBC Bayreuth.
Top scorers:
ALBA: D.Wood 16+2reb+4ast, D.Thompson 15+4reb, J.Foster 12+2reb+1ast, N.Djedovic 11+3reb+2ast, A.Traore 10+6reb, Y.Idbihi 8+5reb
Brose Bask.: A.Gavel 21+2reb+4ast, P.Neumann 19+5reb+1ast, C.Jacobsen 16+4reb+1ast, B.Nachbar 11+4reb, M.Zirbes 9+3reb, A.Renfroe 9+2reb+4ast
gschID: 184280


EWE Baskets - Telekom Baskets 84-74

There was no surprise in Oldenburg where 9th ranked Telekom Baskets (16-15) were defeated by second ranked EWE Baskets (24-9) 84-74 on Saturday. EWE Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Kyle Weems (198-89, college: Missouri St.) with 24 points and 7 rebounds and forward Jamel McLean (203-88, college: Xavier) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. EWE Baskets maintains second place with 24-9 record behind leader Brose Bask. Loser Telekom Baskets keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. EWE Baskets will face bottom-ranked LTi 46ers (#18) in Giessen in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Telekom Baskets will play at home against Bayern Muenchen (#4).
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: K.Weems 24+7reb, J.McLean 16+8reb+2ast, B.Veikalas 15+1reb+2ast, D.McCray 9+1ast, F.Thuelig 3+1reb, C.Ensminger 3+9reb+1ast
EWE Baskets: A.Chubb 22+5reb+2ast, C.Kramer 16+5reb+4ast, R.Burrell 12+4reb+5ast, D.Joyce 9+2reb+5ast, R.Smeulders 8+6reb+2ast, R.Paulding 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 184278


Phoenix Hagen - Art.Dragons 83-93

Very significant was Artland Dragons' (#7) 93-83 road victory against 6th ranked Phoenix Hagen. The game was mostly controlled by Artland Dragons. Phoenix Hagen was better in third quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Artland Dragons shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Phoenix Hagen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Bryce Taylor (196-86) nailed 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and forward Bradley Buckman (203-84, college: Texas) accounted for 17 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Mark Dorris (188-85, college: Marshall, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Phoenix Hagen in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Artland Dragons (18-14) moved-up to sixth place. Phoenix Hagen at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. Artland Dragons will play against TBB Trier (#12) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Phoenix Hagen will play against Mitteldeutscher BC (#15) in Weissenfels and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: L.Gordon 16+7reb, M.Dorris 15+6reb+2ast, D.Bell 14+2reb+6ast, D.White 13+5ast, A.Hess 10+4reb, A.Lodwick 7+2reb
Art.Dragons: B.Taylor 25+6reb+4ast, D.Mallet 22+1ast, B.Buckman 17+11reb+5ast, M.Haynes 10+3reb+2ast, G.Gruenheid 6+1reb+1ast, J.Strasser 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 184277


Neckar L'burg - B.Muenchen 68-74

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Bayern Muenchen (21-12) won against on the road 17th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (12-21) 74-68 on Saturday. EnBW Ludwigsburg was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 27-20 charge of Bayern Muenchen, which allowed them to win the game. They made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game, while EnBW Ludwigsburg only scored eleven points from the stripe. EnBW Ludwigsburg was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. International Robin Benzing (209-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) stepped up and scored 17 points for the winners and American power forward Lawrence Roberts (206-82, college: Mississippi St.) chipped in 6 points and 11 rebounds. Bayern Muenchen's coach Svetislav Pesic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Derrick Zimmerman (191-81, college: Mississippi St., agency: Three Eye Sports) with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and international Lucca Staiger (196-88, college: Iowa St.) scored 16 points. Bayern Muenchen maintains fourth place with 21-12 record. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg keeps the seventeenth position with 21 games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face Telekom Baskets (#9) in Bonn in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play on the road against Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#16) in Frankfurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Neckar L'burg: L.Staiger 16+3reb+2ast, D.Zimmerman 15+11reb+7ast, D.Jackson 12, J.Turek 9+9reb, M.Weber 7+1reb, E.Coleman 4+6reb+2ast
B.Muenchen: R.Benzing 17+4reb+2ast, T.Rice 15+2reb+1ast, Y.Halperin 13+2reb+2ast, C.Troutman 7+11reb, B.Thomas 7+3reb+2ast, L.Roberts 6+11reb+3ast
gschID: 184276


s.Oliver Baskets - Ratiopharm 84-88

The game in Wuerzburg was also quite interesting. Third ranked ratiopharm Ulm (22-10) played at the court of 8th ranked s Oliver Baskets (17-16). ratiopharm Ulm managed to secure a 4-point victory 88-84 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of s Oliver Baskets. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 27-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. ratiopharm Ulm shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. Four ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Frank Robinson (193-84, college: CS Fullerton) with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. s Oliver Baskets' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 22-10 record having just three points less than leader Brose Bask. Loser s Oliver Baskets keep the eighth position with 16 games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face Walter Tigers (#10) in Tuebingen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. s Oliver Baskets will play at home against the league's leader Brose Bask. in Bamberg.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: D.Anderson 22+6reb, F.Robinson 21+6reb+2ast, A.King 9+4reb+1ast, J.Little 7+2reb+1ast, M.Stuckey 7+2reb+1ast, J.Boone 6+2reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: A.Ray 24+3reb+3ast, S.Esterkamp 19+4reb+1ast, J.Bryant 13+10reb+1ast, P.Guenther 11+2reb+6ast, P.Schwethelm 9+4reb+1ast, D.Theis 5
gschID: 184274


Walter Tigers - NY Phantoms 69-88

There was an upset in Tuebingen where higher ranked Walter Tigers (16-17) were crushed by sixteenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (13-19) 88-69 on Saturday. American guard Immanuel McElroy (193-80, college: Cincinnati) stepped up and scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Czech Lubos Barton (202-80, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Four New Yorker Phantoms players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) with 21 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to fourteenth place. Loser Walter Tigers keep the tenth position with 17 games lost. New Yorker Phantoms will face higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: R.Redding 21+5reb+3ast, T.Nash 17+5reb+1ast, J.Lischka 10+5reb+1ast, K.Frease 6+3reb, J.Young 6+3reb+1ast, V.Duggins 4+4reb+1ast
NY Phantoms: I.McElroy 25+6reb+4ast, J.Anderson 15+3reb+3ast, L.Barton 14+3reb+4ast, E.Boateng 10+8reb, N.Mittmann 9+4reb, N.Schneiders 8+1reb
gschID: 184275


MBC - Bayreuth 71-86

Everything could happen in Weissenfels at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked BBC Bayreuth and 14th ranked Mitteldeutscher BC had identical 13-19 record. But Mitteldeutscher BC was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Bayreuth 86-71 on Saturday night. BBC Bayreuth outrebounded Mitteldeutscher BC 34-17 including a 24-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American-Puerto Rican guard Kevin Hamilton (193-84, college: Holy Cross) stepped up and scored 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American center Gary McGhee (208-88, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) with 13 points and 7 rebounds and guard Malte Schwarz (188-89, agency: Court Side) scored 15 points. BBC Bayreuth (14-19) moved-up to thirteenth place. Mitteldeutscher BC lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. BBC Bayreuth will face higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Phoenix Hagen (#7).
Top scorers:
MBC: M.Schwarz 15+2reb, D.Uskoski 14+1reb+1ast, K.Beidler 13+7reb+3ast, C.Timberlake 9+1reb+4ast, P.Heyden 8+2reb, H.Vilhjalmsson 7+3ast
Bayreuth: K.Hamilton 29+5reb+5ast, B.Bailey 14+2reb+2ast, J.Trapani 11+7reb, G.McGhee 11+9reb+2ast, N.Simon 6+3reb+4ast, B.Wyrick 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 184279


Round 18
Bremerhaven - Brose Bask. 94-89

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Brose Bask. (25-7) on the court of eleventh ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 94-89. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Brose Bask.. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Brose Bask. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Stanley Burrell (191-84) stepped up and scored 29 points and 7 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners and naturalized American power forward Keith Waleskowski (204-80, college: Dayton) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven maintains eleventh place with 15-18 record. Defending champion Brose Bask. still keeps top position with seven games lost. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven are looking forward to face New Yorker Phantoms (#14) in Braunschweig in the next round. Brose Bask. will play on the road against s Oliver Baskets (#8) in Wuerzburg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: S.Ford 28+12reb+3ast, A.Gavel 18+5reb+2ast, M.Zirbes 14+7reb+1ast, P.Neumann 10+9reb, C.Jacobsen 8+4reb+5ast, K.Tadda 7
Bremerhaven: S.Burrell 29+7ast, K.Waleskowski 12+8reb, P.Zwiener 10+4reb+2ast, S.Jackson 10+6reb+3ast, J.Burtschi 9+5reb+1ast, S.Morrison 6+2reb
gschID: 234016


Round 26
Bayreuth - EWE Baskets 84-72

Very important is a road loss of second ranked EWE Baskets (24-9) against fifteenth ranked BBC Bayreuth (14-19) on Wednesday night. Visiting EWE Baskets were defeated by BBC Bayreuth in Bayreuth 84-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 49-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. BBC Bayreuth made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American-Jamaican Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) who scored 24 points. American forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded 20 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the other American import power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) added 9 points and 11 rebounds respectively. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BBC Bayreuth moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser EWE Baskets keep the second position with nine games lost. BBC Bayreuth will meet higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EWE Baskets will play against LTi 46ers in Giessen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: R.Paulding 20+3reb+2ast, R.Burrell 15+3reb, D.Joyce 10+3ast, A.Chubb 9+11reb, J.Jenkins 6, R.Smeulders 5+1reb
Bayreuth: B.Bailey 24+3reb+2ast, N.Simon 17+3reb+2ast, J.Cain 15+12reb, K.Hamilton 12+2reb+4ast, J.Trapani 7+5reb, G.McGhee 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 235188



BSV Wulfen Name Maik Berger Head Coach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


BSV Wulfen announced today that the new head coach will be Maik Berger (175-G-84). The team recently had lost head coach Heimo Forster, because he was unable to continue the job. "We thank Heimo for his support. Despite going down, we really respected how he worked with the players. However we can understand his decision and we wish him all the best", added Carsten Duwenbeck. New Coach Maik Berger was captain of the team and now changes to the bench where he will lead the club hopefully back to the PRO B. Berger isn't unknown to the region as he had played for teams like Bayer Giants Leverkusen, FC Schalke and Herten. "I am looking forward to the new challenge and thank the club for their trust. That isn't always seen with a young coach like me. I am working together with Volker Cornelisen on getting new young players and it will be interesting to see what kind of role our team has. I am not unprepared for this since I had been thinking about if for the last few years", commented Maik Berger.




Source: BSV Wulfen




Rickey Paulding (EWE Baskets Oldenburg) We Never Had Easy Games Against Giessen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Rickey Paulding (196-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) is a 30 year old 196cm guard from Detroit, Michigan. He is playing his sixth season for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He is an exciting wing player. His natural position is small forward. He can play the 2 spot and he excels in the transition game. His suits include a nice mid-range game and getting to the basket. He played at Missouri (NCAA) from 2000-2004. He reached the NCAA Last 8 in 2002. In 2004, he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA,2rd (54)). In 2004-2005, he played for Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel-Premier L.): ULEB Cup: 10 games: 9,2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 64.7%, 3Pts: 25.0%; Israeli Premier League: 22 games: 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 58.5%, 3FGP: 51.9%. In 2005-2006, he played for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne (France-ProA): ULEB Cup: 12 games: 10.8ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 58.5%, 3FGP: 32.7%, FT: 70.4%; French League: 24 games: 9.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 69.8%. In 206-2007, he played for BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (France-ProA): FIBA EuroCup: 6 games: 16.3ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 65.8%, 3FGP: 37.5%, FT: 53.8%; French League: 33 games: 13.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.3%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 69.7%. He has played for The EWE Baskets Oldenburg since 2007 winning the BEKO BBL title in 2009. He will be looking forward to winning his second title in Germany this weekend in Turkey as he plays in the Eurochallenge Final 4. He spoke to eurobasket after the 90-59 win in Giessen.

Congrats on the 90-59 win in Giessen. With what thoughts did you go into this game being it was the last game for the LTi Giessen 46ers in the Beko BBL?

We knew coming in that they would fight very hard in their last game. We stepped up our defense in the second quarter getting easy buckets.


46 years in the Beko BBL have ended for Giessen. What memories do you have over the years when you played them?

This is my sixth year in the Beko BBL and this was the easiest game that I ever had against them. We never had easy games against them. They were always very close games. The fans are always very loud here and they always played good against us. You always had to fight hard to win here.


If you could name one Giessen player in the past that you will never forget in all the games you played who would you chose?

I remember Michael Umeh as a guy who always played very hard. It was also diffiuclt guarding Ryan Brooks.


Oldenburg had the slim 39-36 lead at halftime. Why was the game so close in the first 20 minutes?

Well it is only natural that in a game like this it is harder to get up for a last placed team. It was their last game and they gave everything. They didnt have any pressure and we might have taken them a bit lightly.


What was your impression of German Andreas Buchert who made his presence be known inside?

I didnt know who he was until tonight. He was very tough inside. He showed that he is a very good player around the basket that is very athletic. If he continues to work hard, I think he will have a good future.


The EWE Baskets Oldenburg took control in the third quarter. What were the reasons for deciding the game early?

We put more pressure on defense and took our time on offense. We went inside more and didnt force anything. We capitalized on their mistakes.


What was key for getting the win after 40 minutes?

Putting defensive pressure on Giessen and getting easy baskets.


Sebastian Machowski played bench players like Jannik Freese and Kevin Smit. How important was it giving them more time?

It was important that they get in rhythm and that they know that they can contribute for us. It was important that De Mello was a type of go to guy and gave him confidence.


I guess when your leading by 20 points, it isnt bad for missing a dunk like De Meloo did?

I think everyone was already ready for that being on the top 10 highlight video, but then he missed. It was good seeing Dom aggressive. He will make the next dunk.

What NBA playoff series in the east and west do you see as most interesting in the first round?

I like the Boston Celtics/New York Knicks. Well anytime Mello gets going then its going to be hard to beat the Knicks, but the Celtics defense is tough. It will be a good series. In the west I think that the Clippers7Grizzlies will be interesting. Memphis defend very well and last season the series was very good and I expect this one to be the same.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Argo.

Thanks Rickey for the chat.




The EWE Baskets Oldenburg Ruin The Giessen Beko BBL Farewell With 90-59 Victory - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

46 years ago, baseball history wrote the impossible dream of the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series, the birth of Dirty Harry aka Clint Eastwood as a police officer taking justice into his own hands was only three years away, the rock group Beatles were in their prime releasing hit record after hit record, Bobby Orr was just starting to becoming the best ice hockey player on the planet and the now LTi Giessen 46ers then known as MTV Giessen started their life in the Beko BBL. Three Beko BBL titles and years and years of top basketball in the Ost halle finally came to an end on April 23rd, 2013 as the club played their last game in the top German basketball ending the season in 18th place and moving down to the second division. In their last home game in the always boisterous Osthalle, the troops of Mathias Fischer met 2009 Beko BBL champion EWE Baskets Oldenburg that had two ex Giessen players on their roister with American Adam Chubb who played in the Hessen city in the 2005-2006 season and German Jannik Freese who played there from 2008-2011. The fans saw two completely different halves as both teams were eye to eye in the first half, but as so often has been the case in the last months, the LTi Giessen 46ers fell apart in the second half as Oldenburg easily won their last game of the season 90-59 and now can travel with self confidence to Turkey for the 2013 Eurochallenge Final 4 this weekend. For Giessen, it was a sad farwell from the Beko BBL, but they had little firepower in the second half. We played like always. We were very strong in the first half, but lost energy in the second half. At times we were playing with four young German youth players. We let up in the second half, stressed LTi Giessen 46er Andreas Buchert. For Oldenburg, it was more a practice game as head coach Sebastian Machowski was able to experiment much and gave Germans Jannik Freese and Kevin Smit extended minutes. We knew coming in that they would fight. WE took them a little lightly in the first half, but we put more defensive pressure on them, brought the ball more to the basket and capitalized on their mistakes, stressed 2004 NBA draft pick Ricey Paulding.

For the last home game of the season and last game in the Beko BBL, the Osthalle was surprisingly not filled. Konrad Wysocki and Julius Jenkins didnt play and might have been rested for the Eurochallenge game and as usual the dad of Wysocki was taking in the game. Little point guard Achmadscah Zazai didnt play for Giessen as he was injured might have found a new job for after his playing days as he gave a very spirited performance as arena announcer introducing the Giessen players. The first quarter was very tight as no teams could break away. Oldenburg got on the board quick as after four seconds Paulding found Kramer for an ally-op lay in. Ex Winthrop forward Andreas Buchert got started fast hitting his first two shots for Giessen while Oldenburg spread the offensive around as Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue), Dru Joyce, Adam Chubb and Rickey Paulding scored the first four Oldenburg buckets. Oldenburg tried to break way leading 14-8, but Giessen remained potent cutting the Oldenburg lead to 15-13 as Buchert scored inside and Dominik Spohr nailed a three pointer. Chubb then scored on a hook shot and dunk extending the Oldenburg lead to 19-13, but Giessen stormed right back going on their second 5-0 run as Oskar Fassler scored inside and 1996 NCAA finalist Elvir Ovcina connected form the parking lot as Oldenburg led 19-18. Ex MBC guard Sharaud Curry scored twice in the last minute as Giessen escaped the first quarter with the slight 23-22 advantage. It was our last game and it was obvious that we would be motivated. We shot very well in the first quarter, while Oldenburg didnt shoot as well, expressed Achmadschah Zazai.

In the second quarter, the LTi Giessen 46ers switched their defense to zone which limited the Oldenburg shooting accuracy. Giessen kept the lead as Randall Hanke got to the free throw line twice. Kramer cracked the Giessen zone with a high rainbow knotting the game at 27-27. Giessen now took the lead twice, but Oldenburg always answered with buckets. Young German Robin Amaize made a pretty spin move and seemed like he was walking on air as he made a nifty lay up, only to be answered with a Ronny Burrell put back. Ovcina and Kramer then traded baskets as the agme remained dead locked at 31-31. Kramer then hit free throws while Buchert made a nice left handed hook shot as the game was tied 33-33. Spohr then nailed a three pointer for the 36-35 lead, but Oldenburg closed out the second quarter catching Giessen napping as Freese made a hook shot and Mustafa Abdul-Hamid made a steal and went coast to coast as Giessen trailed 39-36. I think that our zone confused Oldenburg and led to the lower scoring in the second quarter, added Achmadschah Zazai.The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 47% from the field and 33% from the three point line while the LTi Giessen 46ers were shooting 41% from the field and 29% from the three point line. The rebound were even at 18 and Giessen had seven turnovers and Oldenburg only six.

In the third quarter as has been so frequent in the last months, the LTi Giessen 46ers kept playing like boys while the EWE Baskets Oldenburg started playing like men. Without much hesitation, Oldenburg hurried off to a furious 18-2 run to lead 57-38 and decide the game early as they would never look back again. Chubb started the attack with a hook shot, Paulding finally found space to get to the bucket for quick two points, then hit free throws and Burrell flew to the hoop with diminutive Curry getting out of the way as the American thrusted home a dunk. Oldenburg led 46-36 and Giessen then got on the board with a Curry lay in. The Giessen offense then stalled as the Oldenburg offense continued rapid fire as Paulding dropped a three pointer in best Jimmy MCkinney manner, Chubb hit free throws as did Paulding and Robin Smuelders and Abul-Hamid scored inside. The Giessen defense started to sputter loosing that aggressiveness while Oldenburg just executed the way FC Bayern Munich did with splendor against FC Barcelona in the Championsleague 4-0 win. Oldenburg also got out on the fast break more getting easy buckets as DE Mello and Smeulders got dunks as Giessen trailed 62-42. Machowski didnt shy to sue his bench as little used German point guard Kevin Smit showing his shooting talent nailing a three pointer. De Mello ended the third quarter with a lay in as the EWE Baskets Oldenburg led 69-49. Some of the hard core Giessen fans had seen enough and left while others were had reality slowly breaking through as only 10 Beko BBL minutes remained.

The fourth quarter remained unspectacular as Oldenburg won the quarter 21-10 as the Giessen 46er fans were witnessing the last Beko BBL quarter for them. Curry and De Mello traded three pointers as Oldenburg led 74-54. The four quarter saw some spectacular plays as it was obvious that the LTi Giessen 46ers werent going to get back into the game. Giessen head coach at times had four German youth players on the court. Ex Alba Berlin German Oskar Fasslerexcited the home crowd with a dunk, while ex Skyliner De Mello got out on the fast break and would have had a spot on the top 10 plays of the week, but missed a thunderous dunk to the dismay of Machowski on the bench who knew he should of made that dunk. The last Giessen 46er bucket was form young German Jonas Weiser who snuck into the lane and scored. Weiser finished with eight points in 20 minutes and really was noticed with his good ball handling, penetrating and finding the open man in traffic. The last Giessen shot was an airball from Dominik Spohr and then the siren sounded ending 46 years of Beko BBL basketball. The Giessen players walked around the court shaking hands with the players and there were quite a few Giessen fans teary eye. This was a tough last game to see. I was happy that we could present the fans with a good last effort. We have 5-6 players with experience and the rest have none and arent used to playing at a high level. We broke apart in the second half, but we gave it all we had. I saw the season as positive that we really tried everything that we could despite our situation, stressed Oskar Fassler.

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg had seven players in double figures led by Mustafa Abdul-Hamid that had 15 points. Ronny Burrell chipped in with 13 points. Rickey Paulding produced 12 points. Chris Kramer and Dominik Bahiense DE Mello contributed 11 points a piece while Adam Chubb and Robin Smuelders delivered 10 points a piece. The LTi Giessen 46ers were led by Shauraud Curry with 13 points. It was a long season for the LTi Giessen 46ers and they surely will be back in the Beko BBL one day and until that happens one can just recapture the positive memories of this season and the past and never forget that Giessen will always be a basketball tradition no matter what. The nicest memory I had was our win at home against ratiopharm Ulm, but it also was the worst memory as we found out we were bankrupt. I was only here one season, but when I think about Giessen, I think about tradition. I think the fans we have are the most emotional in the league. I saw so many crying after the game. Giessen have the ultimate basketball tradition, commented Andreas Buchert.




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Euroleague opened disciplinary proceedings against Panathinaikos - by Kostas Papadopoulos

Euroleague Basketball has opened a disciplinary procedure against Panathinaikos concerning several incidents that took place during Game 3 and Game 4 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs against Barcelona in Athens, last week. The incidents include the use of megaphone sirens during away-team possessions, the use of laser lights disturbing the players during the game, firecracker and flare explosions during the game and attendance over the capacity of the arena.
These are considered infringements of the Euroleague by-laws and all the documentation is being processed with the corresponding disciplinary bodies to rule on the incidents.

Courtesy of Euroleague



Edin Bavcic claims Greek A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Bavcic (209-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) had a great game in the last round for KAOD and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 28-year old power forward had the game-high 33 points adding six rebounds for KAOD in his team's victory, helping them to edge out AGOR (#5, 15-9) 84-80. KAOD maintains the 9th position in Greek A1. KAOD is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-15 record. In the team's last game Bavcic had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Edin Bavcic averages this season 8.5ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Russian center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80) of PAOK. Papadopoulos impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as PAOK lost that game 59-66 to slightly higher-ranked Panionios (#2, 19-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. PAOK still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 17-7 record is not bad at all. Papadopoulos is a newcomer at PAOK and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Bambale Osby (203-C/F-86) of Kolossos (#10). Osby scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Kolossos, leading his team to a 70-66 win against the lower-ranked Kavala (#14, 5-18). The chances of Kolossos not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Osby could try to bring Kolossos' a little bit higher in the standings. Osby has a very solid season. In 11 games in Greece he scored 7.1ppg. He also has 5.2rpg and FGP: 60.5%. Osby attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mouhammad Faye (208-F-85) of Ikaros - 10 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tyler Hines (198-F-90) of Peristeri GS - 12 points and 7 rebounds
6. Danny Gibson (180-PG-84) of Ikaros - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Aloysius Anagonye (203-F-81) of Ilysiakos - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Nestoras Kommatos (203-F-77) of AGOR - 17 points and 6 rebounds
9. Brent Petway (204-F-85) of AGOR - 18 points and 5 rebounds
10. Kieron Achara (208-PF-83) of Kavala - 11 points and 10 rebounds

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



A1 Round 24: Panionios beat PAOK in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in A1.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Thessaloniki. Third ranked Panionios faced 4th ranked PAOK. Guests from Athens (19-5) defeated host PAOK (17-7) 66-59. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 66-59. Panionios made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 PAOK turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) who scored 17 points. American point guard William Keys (188-77, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 7 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panionios have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. PAOK at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Dramas, where higher ranked AGOR (15-9) lost to ninth ranked KAOD (9-15) in a road game 80-84. It was a good game for Bosnian power forward Edin Bavcic (209-84, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Kevin Palmer contributed with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for AGOR. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. KAOD maintains ninth position with 9-15 record. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. KAOD will play against Ilysiakos (#11) in Athens in the next round. AGOR will play at home against Peristeri GS (#13) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kalitheas. Local Ikaros (12-12) beat 10th ranked Ilysiakos (7-16) 86-71 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Mouhammad Faye who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. Ikaros' coach Dimitris Priftis used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Aloysius Anagonye with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Ikaros maintains sixth position with 12-12 record. Loser Ilysiakos dropped to the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Ikaros will meet Panelefsiniakos (#12) in the next round where they are favorite. Ilysiakos will play against KAOD in Dramas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 24 Kolossos defeated Kavala in Rodou 70-66. Peristeri GS was beaten by Aris at home 57-68.


PAOK - Panionios 59-66

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Thessaloniki. Third ranked Panionios faced 4th ranked PAOK. Guests from Athens (19-5) defeated host PAOK (17-7) 66-59. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 66-59. Panionios made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 PAOK turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Nikos Pappas (195-90, agency: FCM) who scored 17 points. American point guard William Keys (188-77, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 7 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Kostas Haralampidis (189-76) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panionios have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. PAOK at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiacos.
Top scorers:
Panionios: N.Pappas 17+3reb+1ast, V.Jankovic 10+3reb+2ast, C.Booker 8+2reb, G.Bogris 8+2reb, W.Keys 7+6reb+3ast, L.Milbourne 6+4reb+1ast
PAOK: W.Hatcher 13+1reb+2ast, L.Papadopoulos 12+14reb+2ast, K.Haralampidis 11+4reb+1ast, L.Kaselakis 9+2reb, E.Margaritis 6+6reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 6+2reb
gschID: 203857


KAOD - AGOR 84-80

We should mention about the upset which took place in Dramas, where higher ranked AGOR (15-9) lost to ninth ranked KAOD (9-15) in a road game 80-84. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But AGOR won third quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AGOR was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Bosnian power forward Edin Bavcic (209-84, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and the former international forward Nestoras Kommatos (203-77) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for AGOR. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. KAOD maintains ninth position with 9-15 record. AGOR at the other side keeps the fifth place with nine games lost. KAOD will play against Ilysiakos (#11) in Athens in the next round. AGOR will play at home against Peristeri GS (#13) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
KAOD: E.Bavcic 33+6reb, P.Knowles 15+7reb, K.Palmer 12+10reb+3ast, J.Rowe 9+1reb+4ast, T.Zaras 7+1reb, G.Michel 4+3reb
AGOR: B.Petway 18+5reb, N.Kommatos 17+6reb+1ast, M.Antonio Carter 15+7reb+3ast, P.Horne 8+4reb, N.Angelopoulos 7+1reb+1ast, U.Duvnjak 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 203854


Kavala - Kolossos 66-70

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Kavala (5-18) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked Kolossos (8-16) 70-66 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kavala won third quarter 24-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kolossos made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Kolossos had a 26-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American-DR Congolese power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and American point guard Marcus Hatten (186-80, college: St.John's) who added 10 points and 4 assists during the contest. Osby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was Scottish-Nigerian Kieron Achara (208-83, college: Duquesne, agency: Two Points) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Christoforos Stefanidis (184-80) scored 16 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Kolossos moved-up to tenth place. Kavala lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Kolossos will meet higher ranked Panathinaikos (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kavala will play against Aris (#7) in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kolossos: B.Osby 18+9reb, M.Hatten 10+2reb+4ast, G.Kalambokis 9, K.Langford 8+5reb, S.Nadjfeji 8+5reb, G.Kalaitzis 6+4reb+4ast
Kavala: C.Stefanidis 16+1ast, K.Achara 11+10reb, G.Arbet 9+2reb, W.Coleman 8+3reb+1ast, D.Tairu 8+1reb, N.Mitrovic 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 203852


Peristeri GS - Aris 57-68

No shocking result in a game in Athens where eighth ranked Aris (11-13) defeated 13th ranked Peristeri GS (6-18) 68-57 on Saturday. The game without a history. Aris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Sotiris Karapostolou (194-78, college: S.New Hampshire, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and the former international forward Michalis Pelekanos (198-81, agency: FCM) who added 7 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Aris' coach Vangelis Agelou used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American guard Smush Parker (193-81, college: Fordham) with 20 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Tyler Hines (198-90, college: Md-E Shore) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Aris moved-up to seventh place. Loser Peristeri GS keeps the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Aris will meet at home bottom-ranked Kavala (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Peristeri GS will play against AGOR in Rethymno and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Aris: S.Karapostolou 21+2reb, J.Hunt 12+3reb, D.Verginis 9+1ast, M.Pelekanos 7+8reb+2ast, M.Pasalic 6+5reb+4ast, Z.Sarikopoulos 4+1reb
Peristeri GS: S.Parker 20+5reb, T.Hines 12+7reb, J.Mitchell 10+6reb, A.Mantzaris 6+4reb+1ast, N.Papantoniou 4+2reb+2ast, G.Galiotos 3+10reb
gschID: 203851


Ikaros - Ilysiakos 86-71

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kalitheas. Local Ikaros (12-12) beat 10th ranked Ilysiakos (7-16) 86-71 on Saturday night. Ikaros made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a quality performance of Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and American point guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana) who added 19 points and 4 assists during the contest. Five Ikaros players scored in double figures. Ikaros' coach Dimitris Priftis used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Nigerian-American forward Aloysius Anagonye (203-81, college: Michigan St.) with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Terrell Stoglin (185-91, college: Maryland) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Ikaros maintains sixth position with 12-12 record. Loser Ilysiakos dropped to the eleventh place with 16 games lost. Ikaros will meet Panelefsiniakos (#12) in the next round where they are favorite. Ilysiakos will play against KAOD in Dramas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ikaros: N.Strnad 20+2reb+1ast, D.Gibson 19+2reb+4ast, Z.Vrkic 13+7reb+2ast, A.Kiritsis 12+1reb+1ast, M.Faye 10+14reb+2ast, L.Agadakos 8+3reb
Ilysiakos: A.Anagonye 14+8reb+2ast, A.Spanos 11+1reb, T.Stoglin 10+3reb+4ast, N.Chatzis 9+1ast, G.Apostolidis 7+4reb+3ast, P.Dorkofikis 5+6reb+2ast
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Eredivisie Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Semifinalists are set - by Eurobasket News

Leeuwarden - Zwolle 68-67

Leeuwarden held off Zwolle in a close contest to sneak into the next stage. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 17-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Leeuwarden outrebounded Zwolle 39-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds. Forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Four Leeuwarden players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Tanner Smith (195-90, college: Clemson) who recorded 20 points and 5 rebounds and forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 18+10reb+2ast, J.Williams 14+16reb+3ast, R.Holcomb Faye 11+4reb+6ast, V.Lietmeijer 10+1reb, D.Michaels 9+2reb+2ast, D.Hope 3
Zwolle: T.Smith 20+5reb+3ast, Z.Novak 17+2reb+2ast, N.Hulzebos 12+5reb+1ast, D.Webb 8+11reb+3ast, J.Magette 8+4reb+6ast, L.Williams 2+1reb
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Groningen - Den Helder K. 81-50

Groningen dominated Den Helder K. at home court to reach the semis. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Den Helder K. managed to win second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Den Helder K. to just 5 points in first quarter. Groningen dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Den Helder K.'s 22. Groningen forced 19 Den Helder K. turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Den Helder K.'s players. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international guard Rogier Jansen (188-84, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. American forward Jamal Boykin (203-87, college: California) helped adding 10 points and 13 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international center Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Court Side) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Phillip Bach (193, college: Santa Clara, agency: Court Side) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Groningen: R.Jansen 19+3reb+2ast, T.Koenis 16+6reb+1ast, J.Boykin 10+13reb+1ast, J.Voorn 8+2reb+3ast, N.Rohnert 8+2reb+5ast, J.Dourisseau 6+4reb+5ast
Den Helder K.: J.van der List 12+8reb, P.Bach 9+6reb+2ast, M.Hill 8+4reb+3ast, S.Warren 8+6reb, O.Krubally 6+2reb, M.Van Schaik 3+2reb
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Leiden - M.Magixx 88-64

Leiden cruised past M.Magixx to enter the semifinal stage. The game without a history. Leiden led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Leiden forced 19 M.Magixx turnovers. It was a great evening for international Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Michael Schachtner (203-86, college: Green Bay) helped adding 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Leiden players scored in double figures. Leiden's coach Toon Van Helfteren felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (198-87) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and Canadian forward Henry Bekkering (198-85, college: E.Washington) scored 14 points.
Top scorers:
Leiden: M.Schachtner 18+6reb+2ast, W.de Jong 17+8reb+2ast, S.Cunningham 12+3reb+1ast, R.Bekkering 10+8reb+1ast, A.Young 9+1reb+4ast, W.Breel 6+3reb
M.Magixx: H.Bekkering 14+3reb+1ast, R.Sihota 11+10reb+1ast, N.Oudendag 10+4reb, T.Vermeulen 9+2reb+2ast, K.Ahelegbe 9+1reb+3ast, R.Nardi 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 239575


Den Bosch - Weert 82-62

Den Bosch defeated Weert to sweep the series. It looked good early as Weert took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Den Bosch had a 24-17 second period charge getting the lead and Weert was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 62-82. Den Bosch forced 20 Weert turnovers. The game was also dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Andre Young (175-90, college: Clemson) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 steals. Guard Dejuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU, agency: Court Side) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Antwan Carter (198, college: Longwood, agency: Court Side) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds and guard Bryquis Perine (190-88, college: Green Bay, agency: Court Side) added 13 points in the effort for Weert. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: A.Young 17+4reb+1ast, K.Akerboom 14, D.Wright 14+5reb+1ast, M.Bauscher 9+4reb+3ast, W.Carter 9+9reb+2ast, M.Schilder 8+1reb
Weert: A.Carter 23+9reb+2ast, B.Perine 13+3reb, R.Fletcher 10+1reb, S.De Haas 6+2reb+1ast, G.Robinson 5+1reb, S.Besseling 5+4reb+5ast
gschID: 239573



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Hungarian A Division round 10 (Second Stage) best performance: Miljan Rakic - by Eurobasket News

Serbian guard Miljan Rakic (195-G-86, agency: BeoExcell) had a very impressive game in the last round for Jaszberenyi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage).
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, two rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Kaposvari (#3, 18-14) 93-80. Jaszberenyi maintains the 4th position in Hungarian A Division. Jaszberenyi is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 15th lost game this season out of 32 games. In the team's last game Rakic had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Jaszberenyi's top player in his first season with the team. Miljan Rakic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 6.2apg) and averages impressive 58.0% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old former international center Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) of Szolnok. Bader had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Szolnok lost that game 63-72 to the higher-ranked Albacomp (#1, 25-7). Szolnok managed to keep the same 6th spot in Places 1-6. It was just his team's 2nd loss in Second Stage, while they won 8 other games. Bader is one of the most experienced players at Szolnok and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Norbert Toth (203-F-86, agency: TSS Management) of PVSK Pannon (#-4). Toth showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, eleven rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of PVSK Pannon, leading his team to a 82-61 easy win against #-1 ranked ZTE KK in a game of the week. PVSK Pannon needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Places 7-13. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 13 lost games. Toth has a great season in Hungary. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.9rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nebojsa Dukic (206-C/F-85) of Szedeak - 20 points and 8 rebounds
5. Dontay Thomas (186-G-84) of Soproni - 28 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Lorenzo Williams (189-PG-84) of Atomeromu - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Martins Berkis (198-F-85) of Marso NYKK - 20 points and 10 rebounds
8. Akos Keller (208-F/C-89) of Albacomp - 16 points and 12 rebounds
9. Christopher Dunn (189-PG-83) of Kaposvari - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Charles Hinkle (195-G-88) of Soproni - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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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 15

Apr. 26: Bloomington F. - Lake Michigan
Apr. 27: Gary Splash - Indiana D.
Apr. 27: West Virginia M. - Kankakee S.
Apr. 27: Kenosha B. - Lake County S.
Apr. 27: Bloomington F. - Sauk Valley P.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Devron BOSTICK
  Kenosha B.
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Bostick, Kenosha30.3 
 2. Edwards, Kankakee.28.3 
 3. Cobbs, Kenosha B.28.0 
 4. Bennett, Gary S.24.7 
 5. Thomas, Kenosha B.23.8 
 6. Broughton, Chica.21.8 
 7. Walker, Chicago R.21.4 
 8. Tunnell, West V.21.3 
 9. Mency, Rocheste.19.0 
 10. Bennett, Rochest.18.7 
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. Bailey, West V.8.7 
 6. Caterina, West V.8.7 
 7. Edwards, Kankakee.7.7 
 8. Cobbs, Kenosha B.7.5 
 9. Uqdah, Lake M.7.0 
 10. Goldsberry, West7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Tony BENNETT
  Rocheste.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Bennett, Rocheste.8.0 
 2. Kyle, Kankakee S.7.3 
 3. Goldsberry, West V.5.3 
 4. Edwards, Kankakee.4.7 
 5. Bennett, Gary S.4.3 
 6. Anderson, Rochest.4.3 
 7. Cobbs, Kenosha B.2.8 
 8. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.7 
 9. Warren, Gary S.2.3 
 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. Uqdah, Lake M.2.0 
 3. Bennett, Rocheste.2.0 
 4. Wright, Gary S.2.0 
 5. Eldride, Gary Spla.2.0 
 6. Goldsberry, West V.2.0 
 7. Benson, Lake M.2.0 
 8. Bennett, Gary S.1.7 
 9. Edwards, Kankakee.1.7 
 10. Thomas, Kenosha1.3 
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. Cobbs, Kenosha B.0.8 
 8. Bostick, Kenosha0.8 
 9. Thomas, Kenosha B.0.8 
 10. Caterina, West V.0.7 



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Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Damier PITTS
  KFI
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Pitts, KFI33.5 
 2. Medlock, Skallagri.27.2 
 3. Palm, IR26.5 
 4. Smith, Thor Thorl25.8 
 5. Broussard, Grind.23.9 
 6. Jackson, Thor Thorl22.6 
 7. Zeglinski, Grindav.21.8 
 8. Frye, Stjarnan21.5 
 9. Craion, Keflavik21.4 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Njardvik
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Van, Njardvik15.0 
 2. Amoroso, Snaefell14.5 
 3. Craion, Keflavik13.1 
 4. Baptist, Kankakee.10.3 
 5. Valentine, Tindast.10.0 
 6. Virijevic, KFI10.0 
 7. McQueen, Snaefell9.7 
 8. Broussard, Grind.9.3 
 9. Frye, Stjarnan8.8 
 10. Mills, Stjarnan8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jay THREATT
  Snaefell
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Threatt, Snaefell8.9 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan8.1 
 3. Pitts, KFI7.0 
 4. Gibson, Tindastoll6.9 
 5. Zeglinski, Grindav.6.3 
 6. Smith, Thor Thorl5.7 
 7. Williams, IR5.6 
 8. Richardson, KR5.3 
 9. Medlock, Skallagri.4.8 
 10. Fridriksson, Njar.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dandre WILLIAMS
  IR
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, IR2.6 
 2. Richardson, KR2.5 
 3. Moore, Njardvik2.4 
 4. Broussard, Grind.2.4 
 5. Medlock, Skallagri.2.3 
 6. Viggosson, Tindast.1.9 
 7. Valentine, Tindast.1.9 
 8. Baptist, Kankakee.1.9 
 9. Threatt, Snaefell1.9 
 10. Frye, Stjarnan1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Keflavik
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Craion, Keflavik2.3 
 2. Mills, Stjarnan2.2 
 3. Bradshaw, Dayton1.8 
 4. Van, Njardvik1.4 
 5. Baptist, Kankakee.1.3 
 6. Thorsteinsso., Gri.1.3 
 7. Acox, KR1.2 
 8. Magnusson, KR1.1 
 9. Valentine, Tindast.1.1 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.0.9 


Dominos League Round 3 of Finals. Stjarnan take the lead - by Eurobasket News

Grindavik - Stjarnan 89-101

Stjarnan stole a road win over Grindavik to pull ahead in the Finals. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 56-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Stjarnan dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Grindavik's 32. Stjarnan had a 37-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Brian Mills (203-88, college: Mercer, agency: Pro One Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized American guard Justin Shouse (180-81, college: Mercyhurst) helped adding 20 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import point guard Sammy Zeglinski (182-88, college: Virginia) scored 25 points and 7 assists. Five Stjarnan and four Grindavik players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Grindavik: S.Zeglinski 25+2reb+7ast, A.Broussard 22+14reb+3ast, J.Olafsson 17+2reb+3ast, S.Thorsteinsson 12+13reb+2ast, D.Gudmundsson 5+1reb, T.Olafsson 5+3reb+2ast
Stjarnan: B.Mills 25+10reb+2ast, J.Shouse 20+5reb+12ast, J.Frye 17+8reb+6ast, J.Zdravevski 17+6reb+2ast, M.Valdimarsson 14+8reb+1ast, F.Helgason 6+8reb
gschID: 238987



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Standings - IBL

NBL Standings
 1. Dell Aspac 29-1 
 2. Pelita Jaya 27-4 
 3. Satria Muda 23-7 
 4. CLS Knights 23-7 
 5. Garuda 21-9 
 6. Hangtuah 15-14 
 7. Stadium Jak. 15-15 
 8. Bimasakti 9-21 
 9. Satya Wacana 8-22 
 10. Pacific Caesar 6-24 
 11. NSH GMC Riau 2-28 
 12. Tonga BSC 2-28 

Regular Season: Round 49

Apr. 23: Dell Aspac - Satya Wacana 77-50
Apr. 23: Bimasakti - Satria Muda 63-75
Apr. 23: Pacific Caesar - CLS Knights 57-76
Apr. 23: Tonga BSC - Pelita Jaya 45-92

Regular Season: Round 50

Apr. 24: NSH GMC Riau - Dell Aspac
Apr. 24: Satya Wacana - Stadium Jak.
Apr. 24: Garuda - Hangtuah


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bima RIZKY ARDIANSYAH
  Bimasa.
  (182-PF-90)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Rizky Ardian., Bim.16.4 
 2. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.15.1 
 3. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.15.1 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya14.0 
 5. Prawiro, Dell Aspac12.7 
 6. Nagata, Pacific12.7 
 7. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.12.4 
 8. Poedjakesuma, Peli.12.3 
 9. Regowo, Dell Aspac12.0 
 10. Sabara, Pacific12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.9.9 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.1 
 3. Nolland, Garuda8.6 
 4. Sabara, Pacific8.6 
 5. Gunawan, Satria M.8.2 
 6. Nugroho, Satya W.7.9 
 7. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.5 
 8. Sucipto, NSH G.7.5 
 9. Poedjakesuma, Peli.6.8 
 10. Thoyib, Dell Aspac6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.5.0 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.7 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda4.4 
 4. Indra, Pacific4.1 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti4.0 
 6. Gerungan, Dell A.3.5 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.2 
 8. Sucipto, Satya W.3.1 
 9. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.3.0 
 10. Sagala, Hangtuah2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.2 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.3.2 
 3. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.4 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.4 
 5. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.2.1 
 6. Michel, Satria Muda2.1 
 7. Dewanto, Pelita J.2.0 
 8. Sabara, Pacific2.0 
 9. Ramadhani, Dell As.1.9 
 10. Nolland, Garuda1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.4 
 2. Gunawan, Satria M.1.8 
 3. Teguh, Hangtuah1.7 
 4. Nugroho, Satya W.1.7 
 5. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.6 
 6. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.5 
 7. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 8. Gunawan, Satria M.1.1 
 9. Rahmat, Tonga BSC1.1 
 10. Damanik, Pelita J.1.0 


Indonesian NBL round 47 best performance: Bima Rizky Ardiansyah - by Eurobasket News

Power forward Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-PF-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for Bimasakti, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 47.
The 22-year old player had a double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Satya Wacana (#9, 8-21) 81-70. Bimasakti maintains the 8th position in Indonesian NBL. Bimasakti is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-20 record. In the team's last game Rizky Ardiansyah had a remarkable 53.3% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 10 attempts. It's his second year at Bimasakti and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Bima Rizky Ardiansyah averages this season 16.5ppg and 7.5rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old former international swingman Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) of league's leader Dell Aspac. Prawiro had a very good evening with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for Dell Aspac to edge the lower-ranked Hangtuah (#7, 14-14) 66-62. Of course Dell Aspac still keep the league's top spot. His team belongs to top of the standings with 28-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Prawiro is one of the most experienced players at Dell Aspac and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.2ppg (#5).

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-F-86) of league's second-best Pelita Jaya. Dewanto scored 14 points. He was a key player of Pelita Jaya, leading his team to a 96-59 easy win against the lower-ranked Pacific Caesar (#10, 6-23). Pelita Jaya is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 26-4 record is not that bad... Dewanto has a very solid season. In 29 games in Indonesia he scored 11.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Heryanto Gunawan (177-PG-88) of Bimasakti - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Eko Wiratama Nasution (195-F-90) of Satya Wacana - 12 points and 9 rebounds
6. Fandi Andika Ramadhani (184-SF-85) of Dell Aspac - 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Kelly Purwanto (177-PG-83) of Pelita Jaya - 9 points and 8 assists
8. Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) of Pelita Jaya - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Pringgo Regowo (190-F-87) of Dell Aspac - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Respati Pamungkas (180-G-91) of Satya Wacana - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists

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



NBL Round 48: Garuda crushes Tonga BSC by record 28 points - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in NBL is slowly approaching the end. But there may still be some interesting changes in the last days and you can bet on them as much as bet on Kentucky Derby. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 6 rounds. Coincidentally all hosts won their games.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Bandung. Local Garuda (21-9) outscored 11th ranked Tonga BSC (2-27) 73-45 on Monday night. Garuda dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Tonga BSC's 22. They outrebounded Tonga BSC 47-29 including 34 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Vinton Nolland (194-82) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Jonathan Elyaday (175-92) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-93) who recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Garuda maintains fifth position with 21-9 record. Tonga BSC lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 27 games lost. Garuda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tonga BSC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Jakarta Pelita Jaya.
In the last two games of round 48 Stadium Jak. was defeated by CLS Knights in Surabaya 77-60. Hangtuah beat NSH GMC Riau at home 81-70.

Group Surabaya

CLS Knights - Stadium Jak. 77-60

There was no surprise in Surabaya where 6th ranked Stadium Jakarta (15-15) was defeated by fourth ranked CLS Knights (22-7) 77-60 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by CLS Knights. Stadium Jakarta managed to win fourth quarter 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CLS Knights forced 24 Stadium Jakarta turnovers. The best player for the winners was point guard Dimaz Muharri (181-85) who scored 11 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 steals. Tony Agus (191-86) chipped in 16 points. Four CLS Knights players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Dino Leonardo (188-86) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and Indra Budianto (181-83) added 18 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CLS Knights moved-up to third place, which they share with Satria Muda. Stadium Jakarta lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. CLS Knights' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Surabaya to the arena Pacific Caesar.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: T.Agus 16+4reb+2ast, W.Saputra 11+4reb+3ast, R.Utomo 11+4reb, D.Muharri 11+6reb+5ast, D.Heryadi 9+5reb+2ast, J.Jeffry 5+3reb
Stadium Jak.: I.Budianto 18+1reb, D.Leonardo 11+10reb+1ast, C.Nurhadi Yusran 6+4reb+3ast, M.Wicaksono 6+5reb+2ast, O.Abraham Trisakti 6+4reb+3ast, Y.Pattikawa 5+4reb+2ast

Hangtuah - NSH GMC Riau 81-70

No shocking result in a game in Pandang where seventh ranked Hangtuah (15-14) defeated bottom-ranked NSH GMC Riau (2-28) 81-70 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by Hangtuah. NSH GMC Riau managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hangtuah made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was swingman Tri Wilopo (180-86) who scored 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Jekky Sagala (175-87) chipped in 8 points and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Juliano Sucipto (188-82) who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds and Agus Pamungkas (178-87) added 14 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hangtuah moved-up to sixth place. NSH GMC Riau lost fourteenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 28 lost games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Hangtuah: T.Wilopo 21+3reb+3ast, A.Sapto 12+1reb, A.Junaidi 10+4reb, I.Teguh Teguh 8+8reb, J.Sagala 8+2reb+9ast, A.Prasetyo 7+4reb+1ast
NSH GMC Riau: J.Sucipto 16+7reb+1ast, A.Pamungkas 14+4reb+3ast, A.Prakoso 9+5reb+2ast, M.Yanto 9+3reb+2ast, L.Alfian Eka Koswara 9+5reb+1ast, T.Tirtahadi 5+1reb+1ast

Garuda - Tonga BSC 73-45

The game with biggest result difference took place in Bandung. Local Garuda (21-9) outscored 11th ranked Tonga BSC (2-27) 73-45 on Monday night. Garuda dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Tonga BSC's 22. They outrebounded Tonga BSC 47-29 including 34 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Vinton Nolland (194-82) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Jonathan Elyaday (175-92) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Garuda players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-93) who recorded 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Saleh Afriatna (180-93) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Garuda maintains fifth position with 21-9 record. Tonga BSC lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 27 games lost. Garuda will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tonga BSC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Jakarta Pelita Jaya.
Top scorers:
Garuda: V.Nolland 14+15reb+5ast, C.Pranatyo 13+1reb+2ast, J.Elyaday 11+5reb+6ast, F.Minallah 10+1reb+1ast, H.Agustinus 8+3reb, H.Ramli 7+2reb+1ast
Tonga BSC: M.Hardian Wicaksono 15+7reb+4ast, S.Afriatna 15+7reb+2ast, H.Kurniawan 7+3reb+1ast, H.Herlusdityo 3+1ast, J.Ingutali 2+2reb, A.Rahmat 2+1reb




Best players of Indonesian NBL round 48 - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Vinton Nolland (194-PF-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Garuda and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 48.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 14 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team outclassed Tonga BSC (#11, 2-27) with 28-point margin 73-45. Garuda maintains the 5th position in Indonesian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Garuda will need more victories to improve their 21-9 record. It's Nolland's second year at Garuda and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Nolland has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 8.6rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old swingman Tri Wilopo (180-G/F-86) of Hangtuah. Wilopo impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Hangtuah cruised to a 81-70 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked NSH GMC Riau (#12, 2-28). This victory allowed Hangtuah to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 15-14 record is not bad and everything may still change. Wilopo is well-known by Hangtuah fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-PF-93) of Tonga BSC (#11). Wicaksono showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Wicaksono's great performance Tonga BSC lost 45-73 to the higher-ranked Garuda (#5, 21-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Tonga BSC can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-27 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Wicaksono he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Wicaksono has a very solid season. In 29 games in Indonesia he scored 6.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dimaz Muharri (181-PG-85) of CLS Knights - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Tony Agus (191-PF-86) of CLS Knights - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jonathan Elyaday (175-G-92) of Garuda - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Juliano Sucipto (188-F-82) of NSH GMC Riau - 16 points and 7 rebounds
8. Diftha Pratama (186-SG-89) of Garuda - 4 points and 10 rebounds
9. Saleh Afriatna (180-SG-93) of Tonga BSC - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Dino Leonardo (188-PF-86) of Stadium Jak. - 11 points and 10 rebounds

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



NBL Round 49: Top-ranked Dell Aspac wins another game - by Eurobasket News

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

NBL top team - Dell Aspac (29-1) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Satya Wacana (8-22) in Jakarta 77-50. Dell Aspac forced 20 Satya Wacana turnovers and outrebounded them 52-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 rebounds. Fandi Andika Ramadhani (184-85) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Respati Pamungkas (180-91) answered with 15 points for Satya Wacana. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dell Aspac have an impressive series of nineteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 29-1 record. Satya Wacana at the other side keeps the ninth position with 22 games lost. Dell Aspac are looking forward to face NSH GMC Riau (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Satya Wacana will play against Stadium Jakarta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Sakti was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Satria Muda (23-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Bimasakti (9-21). Satria Muda defeated Bimasakti 75-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bimasakti. The former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) stepped up and scored 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners and Bonanza Siregar chipped in 15 points. At the losing side Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Satria Muda. They maintain third place with 23-7 record having six points less than leader Dell Aspac, which they share with CLS Knights. Bimasakti at the other side keeps the eighth position with 21 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game between 11th ranked Tonga BSC (2-28) and second ranked Pelita Jaya (27-4) in Jakarta on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Jakarta outscored Tonga BSC 92-45. Andi Poedjakesuma nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Pelita Jaya's coach Nathaniel Canson felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono came up with 12 points for Tonga BSC in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Pelita Jaya. Defending champion maintains second place with 27-4 record having just one points less than leader Dell Aspac. Tonga BSC lost their eighth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom. They share the position with NSH GMC Riau. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Surabaya: CLS Knights (#4) and Pacific Caesar (#10). Pacific Caesar was crushed at home by 19 points 57-76 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Dimaz Muharri fired 6 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. CLS Knights' coach Eduard Santos let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. CLS Knights (23-7) moved-up to third place, which they share with Satria Muda. Pacific Caesar lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 24 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.



Group Surabaya
Bimasakti - Satria Muda 63-75

The game in Sakti was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Satria Muda (23-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Bimasakti (9-21). Satria Muda defeated Bimasakti 75-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bimasakti. The game was mostly controlled by Satria Muda. Bimasakti was better in third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Satria Muda shot 28 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Bimasakti only scored ten points from the stripe. They outrebounded Bimasakti 38-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Bimasakti was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) stepped up and scored 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners and Bonanza Siregar (192-87) chipped in 15 points. At the losing side Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Heryanto Gunawan (177-88) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Satria Muda. They maintain third place with 23-7 record having six points less than leader Dell Aspac, which they share with CLS Knights. Bimasakti at the other side keeps the eighth position with 21 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Bimasakti: H.Gunawan 15+3reb+4ast, B.Rizky Ardiansyah 14+9reb+2ast, R.Dwi Purnomo 12+3reb+2ast, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 9+2reb+3ast, Charlie* 6+4reb+1ast, U.Gendro Maryono 2
Satria Muda: B.Siregar 15+3reb+1ast, R.Gunawan 14+8reb+3ast, A.Wisnu 8+3reb+1ast, Gunawan 8+4reb, F.Julius Ahmad 8+2reb+4ast, F.Julius Achmad 7+1ast
gschID: 238722


Tonga BSC - Pelita Jaya 45-92

The game between 11th ranked Tonga BSC (2-28) and second ranked Pelita Jaya (27-4) in Jakarta on Tuesday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Jakarta outscored Tonga BSC 92-45. The game without a history. Pelita Jaya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Tonga BSC's 28. Pelita Jaya forced 20 Tonga BSC turnovers and outrebounded them 55-28 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Pelita Jaya made 7 blocks. The former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Ary Chandra (182-84) accounted for 18 points and 5 rebounds. Four Pelita Jaya players scored in double figures. Pelita Jaya's coach Nathaniel Canson felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Muhammad Hardian Wicaksono (189-93) came up with 12 points and point guard Richardo Orlando Uneputty (163-87) added 6 points and 5 assists respectively for Tonga BSC in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Pelita Jaya. Defending champion maintains second place with 27-4 record having just one points less than leader Dell Aspac. Tonga BSC lost their eighth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom. They share the position with NSH GMC Riau. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tonga BSC: M.Hardian Wicaksono 12+4reb+3ast, S.Afriatna 7+5reb+1ast, A.Rahmat 7+4reb, R.Orlando Uneputty 6+3reb+5ast, H.Kurniawan 4+3reb+1ast, J.Ingutali 4+2reb
Pelita Jaya: A.Chandra 18+5reb+1ast, A.Poedjakesuma 15+10reb+2ast, D.Wenas 13+5reb+1ast, D.Aryo Dewanto 10+5reb+1ast, F.Dini 7+2reb+2ast, P.Indrawan 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 238720


Pacific Caesar - CLS Knights 57-76

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Surabaya: CLS Knights (#4) and Pacific Caesar (#10). Pacific Caesar was crushed at home by 19 points 57-76 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. CLS Knights outrebounded Pacific Caesar 42-29 including 33 on the defensive glass. Point guard Dimaz Muharri (181-85) fired 6 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Tony Agus (191-86) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. CLS Knights' coach Eduard Santos let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Gege Nagata (185-88) produced 26 points and Airlangga Sabara (190-85) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. CLS Knights (23-7) moved-up to third place, which they share with Satria Muda. Pacific Caesar lost their third game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 24 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Pacific Caesar: G.Nagata 26+4reb+2ast, A.Sabara 13+6reb+1ast, E.Sasmito 7+5reb+1ast, H.Listiyono 4+5reb+3ast, C.Indra 4+4reb+2ast, M.Fauzia 3+3reb+4ast
CLS Knights: A.A. Ngurah Budidharma 12+2reb+1ast, R.Utomo 12+5reb, W.Saputra 10+6reb+2ast, H.Herman 9+1reb+1ast, T.Agus 8+6reb+4ast, D.Heryadi 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 238721


Dell Aspac - Satya Wacana 77-50

NBL top team - Dell Aspac (29-1) had no problems winning another game on Tuesday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Satya Wacana (8-22) in Jakarta 77-50. Dell Aspac forced 20 Satya Wacana turnovers and outrebounded them 52-37 including 18 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-92) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 rebounds. Fandi Andika Ramadhani (184-85) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Respati Pamungkas (180-91) answered with 15 points and forward Eko Wiratama Nasution (195-90) added 7 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Satya Wacana. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dell Aspac have an impressive series of nineteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 29-1 record. Satya Wacana at the other side keeps the ninth position with 22 games lost. Dell Aspac are looking forward to face NSH GMC Riau (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Satya Wacana will play against Stadium Jakarta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Satya Wacana: R.Pamungkas 15+3reb+2ast, Y.Sua 9+1reb+1ast, V.Wuwungan 7+2reb, E.Wiratama Nasution 7+9reb, M.Ramadhan 5+9reb+1ast, F.Nugroho 3+4reb+1ast
Dell Aspac: A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 30+5reb+2ast, F.Andika Ramadhani 11+6reb+3ast, P.Regowo 10+9reb, W.Jati 7+9reb+1ast, R.Effendi 6+2ast, D.Gerungan 6+2ast
gschID: 238719



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Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Maccabi .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Daniel, Maccabi23.4 
 2. Alexander, Macc.B.22.5 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.21.0 
 4. Westbrook, Neckar20.9 
 5. Teel, Elitzur Ramla20.7 
 6. Govens, Ironi K-A19.9 
 7. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.8 
 8. Laing, Elitzur Yav.19.4 
 9. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.3 
 10. El Amin, Ma.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.13.2 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.12.7 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.11.9 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.5 
 5. Daniel, Maccabi10.4 
 6. Alexander, Macc.B.10.1 
 7. McGhee, Elitzur9.8 
 8. Clemente, Ironi N.9.6 
 9. Pitshon, Ironi N.9.6 
 10. Constantine, Hapo.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.8 
 2. Teel, Elitzur Ramla5.9 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.5.2 
 4. Brener, Hapoel A.5.1 
 5. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.7 
 6. Dunne, Ironi N.4.5 
 7. Benn, Ironi N.4.4 
 8. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.3 
 9. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.3 
 10. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bilal BENN
  Ironi N.
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Benn, Ironi N.2.8 
 2. Alexander, Maccabi2.6 
 3. Teel, Elitzur Ramla2.5 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.5 
 5. Miller, Ironi N.2.4 
 6. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.4 
 7. Hofman, Elitzur2.3 
 8. Laing, Elitzur Yav.2.0 
 9. Gordon, Hapoel K.1.9 
 10. Kent, Ironi R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.2.9 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A2.2 
 3. Daniel, Maccabi1.7 
 4. Blair, Ironi N.1.4 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.3 
 7. Labanowski, Macca.1.1 
 8. Durham, Hapoel A.1.1 
 9. Blayzer, Hapoel Af.1.0 
 10. Alexander, Macc.B.1.0 


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

Hod Hasharon - Elitzur Yavne 85-66

The game was mostly controlled by Hod Hasharon. Elitzur Yavne was better in third quarter 25-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Elitzur Yavne 44-28 including 16 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Eran Asante Asare (194-88, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Hod Hasharon players scored in double figures. Swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) answered with 18 points and 4 assists and guard Noam Matalon (197-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Elitzur Yavne.
Top scorers:
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 18+2reb+3ast, E.Asante Asare 18+10reb+2ast, C.Odiakosa 14+15reb+5ast, G.Gandel 12+8reb, I.Stolero 8+2reb, O.Hover 7+4reb
Elitzur Yavne: E.Hofman 18+3reb+4ast, N.Matalon 13+4reb+5ast, I.Nesterenko 11+5reb+1ast, M.McGhee 8+6reb, B.Laing 8+7reb+4ast, Y.Lioutrine 8+2reb
gschID: 239367


Ironi Nahariya - Ironi K-A 87-88

Ironi Kiryat Ata made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ironi Kiryat Ata made 7 blocks. American point guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) fired 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Ivory Clark (198-85) chipped in 20 points and 5 blocks. Guard Aviram Zelkovits (193-89) produced 24 points and American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St., agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 10 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Ironi Kiryat Ata and five Ironi Nahariya players scored in double figures. Ironi Nahariya's coach Shay Minister rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Ironi K-A: D.Govens 30+9reb+3ast, I.Clark 20+3reb+1ast, K.Izik 13+4reb+2ast, G.Halamish 11+5reb+6ast, C.Watson 7+1reb, I.Nanikashvili 4+6reb+6ast
Ironi Nahariya: A.Zelkovits 24+4reb, N.Miller 18+6reb+3ast, R.Pitshon 16+6reb, R.Clemente 10+14reb+3ast, E.Saudai 10+1reb+1ast, Y.Deri 6+1ast
gschID: 239366


Ironi Ramat Gan - Hapoel Afula 85-74

It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Amit Tamir (208-79, college: California) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Tyrone Kent (196-86, college: Toledo) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Kent is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Anthony Fisher (191-86, agency: IBS) added 18 points and 7 assists in the effort for Hapoel Afula. Hapoel Afula's coach Avner Yeor tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: A.Tamir 26+7reb+3ast, T.Kent 18+5reb+2ast, I.Grinboim 15+1reb+8ast, D.Assaf 14+4reb+2ast, K.Ramsey 10+13reb+1ast, V.Yeremishin 2+2reb
Hapoel Afula: A.Durham 24+11reb+1ast, A.Fisher 18+4reb+7ast, O.Blayzer 17+5reb, E.Eliyah 9+4reb, S.Brener 6+4reb+8ast, K.Lior 0
gschID: 239368


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Hapoel Kazrin 92-78

Ironi Nes-Ziona players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a very good performance for naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five Ironi Nes-Ziona players scored in double figures. American guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) answered with 32 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and naturalized Russian power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Kazrin. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: G.Amitay 20+4reb+2ast, E.Engel 19+2ast, T.Michael Dunne 19+6reb+8ast, B.Benn 16+12reb+5ast, C.Tate 10+8reb+1ast, T.Karpels 6+4reb+1ast
Hapoel Kazrin: M.James 32+5reb+4ast, A.Kazarnovski 14+9reb+2ast, R.Dyer 11+9reb+1ast, B.Maor 9+3reb+5ast, S.Salz 6+1reb+2ast, L.Shvarzvald 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 239365



Israeli Winner League round 2 (Second Stage) best performance: Yehu Orland - by Eurobasket News

Guard Yehu Orland (193-G-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Netanya, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, three rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Hapoel Eilat (#2, 15-9) 82-74. Netanya is placed at 4th position in Israeli Winner League. Netanya is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 11th lost game this season out of 24 games. In the team's last game Orland had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Netanya and it's hard to imagine this team without him.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Josh Duncan (203-PF-86) of Hapoel J-M. Duncan had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Hapoel J-M to another comfortable win outscoring Maccabi Haifa (15-9) 78-58. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Duncan is a newcomer at Hapoel J-M, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Julian Wright (203-F-87) of Maccabi Rishon (#6). Wright scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Wright's great performance Maccabi Rishon lost 71-77 to Maccabi T-A (#1, 20-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Maccabi Rishon ranking at the top of Places 1-6, however are very questionable as they have already lost 13 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Wright could help Maccabi Rishon to bring them higher in the standings. Wright has a great season in Israel. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.8ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 9.4rpg (5th best). He also has 2.0spg, 1.3bpg and FGP: 60.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jerome Dyson (191-G-87) of Hapoel Holon - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon - 18 points and 17 rebounds
6. Eli Holman (208-F/C-89) of Hapoel Eilat - 12 points and 16 rebounds
7. Shawn James (207-C-83) of Maccabi T-A - 12 points and 14 rebounds
8. Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82) of Netanya - 18 points and 10 rebounds
9. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84) of Maccabi Rishon - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Marque Perry (185-G-81) of Elizur Ashkelon - 23 points and 3 assists

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



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Standings - JBL

JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 34-8 
 2. Toyota Alvark 32-10 
 3. Toshiba BT 28-14 
 4. Hitachi SR 22-20 
 5. Panasonic T. 21-21 
 6. Tochigi Brex 13-29 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 12-30 
 8. Hokkaido L. 6-36 

Finals: Round 5

Apr. 22: Aishin SH - Toshiba BT 58-54


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba21.0 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi18.1 
 3. Watkins, Panasoni.16.9 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.0 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.5 
 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
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.4 
 2. Fazekas, Toshiba12.3 
 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-C-76)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH4.4 
 2. Abe, Hokkaido L.3.7 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi3.6 
 4. Shinoyama, Toshi.3.3 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.9 
 6. 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. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.1 
 8. Shinoyama, Toshi.1.1 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.1.1 
 10. Catron, Hokkaido1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel WATKINS
  Panasoni.
  (211-C/F-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Watkins, Panasoni.2.1 
 2. Rolle, Mitsubis.1.4 
 3. Covile, Aishin SH1.4 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.3 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 6. Fazekas, Toshiba0.9 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.7 
 8. Hale, Mitsubis.0.6 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.0.6 
 10. Moss, Toshiba BT0.6 


Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague 1st Team 2013
Shinsuke Kashiwagi
Kashiwagi
Takuya Kawamura
Kawamura
Jeff Gibbs
Gibbs
Nick Fazekas
Fazekas
J.R. Sakuragi
Sakuragi

Finals MVP: J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) of Aishin SH
Player of the Year: J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) of Aishin SH
Guard of the Year: Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) of Tochigi Brex
Forward of the Year: Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT
Center of the Year: J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) of Aishin SH
Domestic Player of the Year: J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) of Aishin SH
Import Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT
Defensive Player of the Year: Jameel Watkins (211-C/F-77) of Panasonic T.
Coach of the Year: Kimikazu Suzuki of Aishin SH

1st Team
PG: Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-PG-81) of Aishin SH
G: Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) of Tochigi Brex
F: Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of Toyota Alvark
F: Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT
C: J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) of Aishin SH

2nd Team
G/F: Naoto Tsuji (185-G/F-89) of Toshiba BT
G: Keijuro Matsui (188-G-85) of Toyota Alvark
F: Philip Ricci (202-F-80) of Toyota Alvark
F/C: Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) of Hitachi SR
C/F: Jameel Watkins (211-C/F-77) of Panasonic T.

Honorable Mention
Tomokazu Abe (180-G-85) of Hokkaido L.
Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) of Toyota Alvark
Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80) of Hitachi SR
Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) of Panasonic T.
Ron Hale (203-F-77) of Mitsubishi DD
Magnum Rolle (211-C/F-86) of Mitsubishi DD
Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) of Hokkaido L.

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-PG-81) of Aishin SH
G: Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) of Tochigi Brex
G/F: Naoto Tsuji (185-G/F-89) of Toshiba BT
F/C: Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) of Hitachi SR
C: J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76) of Aishin SH

All-Imports Team
F: Philip Ricci (202-F-80) of Toyota Alvark
F: Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80) of Toyota Alvark
F: Nick Fazekas (211-F-85) of Toshiba BT
F/C: Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80) of Hitachi SR
C/F: Jameel Watkins (211-C/F-77) of Panasonic T.



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Chris Taylor: Jordanian Talent Abroad - by Omar Shafaamri

Played for a solid team in a competitive league, spent two years at Irvine Valley College where he averaged seven points and three rebounds, with him Irvine Valley went 20-6, including an 11-1 record on the road, in 2011-12 Season.

Chris Taylor (196-G) the son of Jordanian/American Coach Robert Taylor, played one year at Laguna Beach in California but also played at the American Community School in Amman, Jordan where he graduated in 2009.

In his Junior Season (2012-2013) with Chadron State College in the NCAA2 League, Chris averaged 3.6 pts, 32.1 FG%, 60 FT%, 3.2 Reb., 1.4 Ass., 0.9 Stl. in 19,2 minute per game.



Asia-Basket.com All-Jordanian League Awards 2013 - by Omar Shafaamri

Asia-Basket.com All-Jordanian League 1st Team 2013
Wesam Al-Sous
Al-Sous
Austin Johnson
Johnson
Ali Jamal
Jamal
Sani Sakakini
Sakakini
Chris Moore
Moore

Player of the Year: Wesam Al-Sous (183-PG-83) of ASU
Guard of the Year: Mahmoud Abdeen (189-PG-87) of Ittihad Schools
Forward of the Year: Ali Jamal (205-C/F-88) of Al Riyadi
Center of the Year: Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) of Al Riyadi
Most Improved Player of the Year: Ali El-Zubi (184-PG-89) of Al Riyadi
Domestic Player of the Year: Wesam Al-Sous (183-PG-83) of ASU
Import Player of the Year: Austin Johnson (191-G-87) of ASU
Coach of the Year: Murad Barakat of Anibal

1st Team
G: Wesam Al-Sous (183-PG-83) of ASU
G: Austin Johnson (191-G-87) of ASU
F: Ali Jamal (205-C/F-88) of Al Riyadi
F: Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) of Al Riyadi
C: Chris Moore (6'2''-G-86) of PT Players

2nd Team
G: Mahmoud Abdeen (189-PG-87) of Ittihad Schools
G: Hani AlFaraj (192-SG-87) of Ittihad Schools
F: Issa Kamel (194-F/G-83) of Al Riyadi
F: Malcolm Battles (205-F/C-79) of Ittihad Schools
C: Ahmad Al Dwairi (210-C-93) of Al Riyadi

3rd Team
G: Fadel Najjar of Ittihad Schools
G: Ali El-Zubi (184-PG-89) of Al Riyadi
F: Nedal Al Sharif (190-G-82) of Ittihad Schools
F: Khaldon Abu Ruqayah (200-F-83) of Ittihad Schools
C: Zaid Al-Khas (206-C/F-76) of Orthodox

Honorable Mention
Malek Khashan (185-PG-85) of Kulliyeh
Ahmed Obeid (200-F-90) of Al Riyadi
Ibrahim Bassam (204-C-87) of Ittihad Schools
Ayman Idais (205-C-78) of Orthodox
Fares Saqfalhait (194-G-87) of Orthodox
Ali Jamal (205-C/F-88) of Al Riyadi




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  KOSOVO   

Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Peja 25-3 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 22-6 
 3. Bashkimi 20-8 
 4. RTV 21 16-12 
 5. Trepca 16-12 
 6. Drita 7-21 
 7. Vellaznimi 6-22 
 8. Kosova 1-27 

Regular Season: Round 28

Apr. 20: Trepca - Vellaznimi 91-59
Apr. 20: Sigal Prishtina - Drita 74-54
Apr. 21: RTV 21 - Bashkimi 68-80
Apr. 20: Peja - Kosova 113-49


Standings - A1

Liga e pare Standings
 1. Kastrioti 10-1 
 2. BC Studenti 9-1 
 3. Futura 8-4 
 4. Malisheva 7-5 
 5. Ylli 5-7 
 6. Fushe 4-7 
 7. Llapi Podujeve 2-8 
 8. Skenderaj 0-12 



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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Peiners, LU21.1 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.19.0 
 3. Cain, Barons k.16.7 
 4. Berzins, Valmiera16.1 
 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, Valmiera7.3 
 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, LU3.5 
 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. Brown, Jurmala1.9 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 8. Miezis, Barons k.1.5 
 9. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 10. Jakovics, Liepaja1.5 
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 3 of Quarter-Finals. Valmiera reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Valmiera - LU 71-61

Valmiera held off visiting LU to clinch the semifinal appearance. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate managed to win third quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valmiera made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international power forward Pavels Veselovs (207-83, agency: Players Group) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Raimonds Gabrans (185-84) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Guard Kristaps Dargais (198-90) answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Marcis Vitols (184-92) added 18 points in the effort for Latvijas Universitate. Latvijas Universitate's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: P.Veselovs 16+9reb, R.Gabrans 14+5reb+4ast, J.Berzins 11+2reb, J.Kaufmanis 10+9reb+2ast, S.Amolins 8+2reb+2ast, M.Ziedins 4+5reb+1ast
LU: K.Dargais 24+9reb+1ast, M.Vitols 18+4reb+1ast, H.Rubenis 8+9reb, Z.Peiners 6+2reb+2ast, A.Osins 3+6reb, R.Zebergs 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 239501



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Vieira, Flamengo24.6 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.20.2 
 3. Stallworth, Pinhei.20.2 
 4. Vassallo, Arecibo19.4 
 5. Guzman, Panteras19.0 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.1 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.16.8 
 8. Benite, Flamengo16.2 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.15.9 
 10. Ferreira, Pinheir.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Caio SILVEIRA
  Flamengo
  (211-C-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Silveira, Flamengo8.8 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo7.8 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia7.8 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.7.6 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.5 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo7.5 
 8. Hernandez, Pioneros7.2 
 9. Guzman, Panteras7.2 
 10. Battle, Lanus6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.0 
 2. de Assis, S.Jose/U.5.8 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.0 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo4.4 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus4.2 
 6. Ribeiro, Brasilia3.9 
 7. Benite, Flamengo3.7 
 8. Laws, S.Jose/U.3.7 
 9. Stallworth, Pinhei.3.4 
 10. Cardenas, Mavort3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.2.1 
 2. Cardenas, Mavort1.7 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.1.7 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.1.6 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.5 
 6. Mensah, Buffalo1.4 
 7. Ribeiro, Brasilia1.4 
 8. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.4 
 9. de Assis, S.Jose/U.1.3 
 10. Benite, Flamengo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Murilo BECKER
  S.Jose/U.
  (210-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Becker, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 2. Antonio, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 3. Battle, Lanus0.9 
 4. Ferreira, Pinheiro.0.8 
 5. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.7 
 6. Zanotti, Flamengo0.5 
 7. Levy, Lanus0.4 
 8. McFarlan, Lanus0.4 
 9. Bambu, Pinheiro.0.3 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo0.3 



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.7 
 2. Gailius, Neptunas16.3 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.15.9 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.1 
 5. Samenas, Siauliai15.0 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis14.6 
 7. Skucas, LSU-Baltai14.2 
 8. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.13.6 
 9. Kieza, Siauliai13.3 
 10. Alijevas, Siauliai12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.7 
 4. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Orelikas, Rudupis5.8 
 7. Valeika, Rudupis5.7 
 8. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 9. Kupsas, Lietkabelis5.5 
 10. Vene, Rudupis5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  LSU-Baltai
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.8 
 2. Viskontas, Juvent.4.5 
 3. Alijevas, Siauliai4.5 
 4. Jackson, Siauliai4.4 
 5. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.2 
 6. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.5 
 7. Dainys, Neptunas3.5 
 8. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.4 
 9. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.4 
 10. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.3 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 3. Malasauskas, LSU-.1.8 
 4. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.7 
 5. Broadus, Neptunas1.6 
 6. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 7. Simon, Siauliai1.5 
 8. Butkevicius, Neptu.1.5 
 9. Vene, Rudupis1.5 
 10. Nedovic, Lietuvos.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.4 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 4. Valeika, Rudupis0.9 
 5. McClure, Neptunas0.8 
 6. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.8 
 7. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 8. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 9. Ramasauskas, Saka.0.7 
 10. Dia, Siauliai0.7 



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  LUXEMBOURG   


Kevin Magdowski stays as head coach in Walferdange - by Daniel Poerschke

Rsidence Walfer of the luxemburgish Total league has extended its contract with german head coach Kevin Magdowski for another season after reaching the semi finals for the second straight time. Magdowski, who hails from Berlin, will go into his seventh season as a professional coach in Luxemburg. He not only reached the league semifinals with Walferdange in the last two years, but also the cup semifinals.


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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 23: Los Mochis - Obregon 93-99
Apr. 23: Nogales - Guaymas 91-98
Apr. 23: Tijuana - Hermosillo 80-111
Apr. 23: Guasave - Navolato 114-94

Regular Season: Round 14

Apr. 24: Tijuana - Hermosillo
Apr. 24: Los Mochis - Obregon
Apr. 24: Guasave - Navolato
Apr. 24: Nogales - Guaymas


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Jones, Obregon25.7 
 2. Frederick, Guasave23.2 
 3. Monroe, Cananea22.2 
 4. Sperling, Obregon21.1 
 5. Moss, Nogales21.0 
 6. Polynice, Guasave19.8 
 7. Lewis, Los Mochis19.5 
 8. Shorter, Guaymas19.1 
 9. Quintero, Tijuana19.0 
 10. Morrison, Tijuana18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Moss, Nogales12.3 
 2. Habel, Guaymas9.0 
 3. Penny, Tijuana8.5 
 4. Jones, Obregon8.1 
 5. Selleaze, Navolato7.4 
 6. Monroe, Cananea7.0 
 7. Frederick, Guasave7.0 
 8. Lewis, Los Mochis6.9 
 9. Alexander, Cananea6.6 
 10. Spain, Hermosillo6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Guaymas
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Allen, Guaymas6.4 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.6.2 
 3. Polynice, Guasave5.6 
 4. Logan, Nogales5.2 
 5. Quintero, Tijuana4.4 
 6. Shorter, Guaymas4.3 
 7. Insunza, Navolato4.1 
 8. Toussaint, Los M.4.0 
 9. Dominguez, Guasave3.8 
 10. Monreal, Hermosil.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Stallings, Los Moc.2.0 
 2. Martin, Navolato2.0 
 3. Polynice, Guasave1.7 
 4. Mercado, Nogales1.6 
 5. Insunza, Navolato1.5 
 6. Lewis, Los Mochis1.5 
 7. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 8. Shorter, Guaymas1.4 
 9. Dominguez, Guasave1.4 
 10. Monreal, Hermosil.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Moss, Nogales2.2 
 2. Penny, Tijuana1.5 
 3. Habel, Guaymas1.4 
 4. Gonzalez, Cananea1.3 
 5. Mercado, Nogales1.3 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana0.8 
 7. Monroe, Cananea0.7 
 8. Verdugo, Navolato0.4 
 9. Ruffus, Los Mochis0.4 
 10. Alexander, Canan.0.4 


CIBACOPA Round 13: Ostioneros de Guaymas beat Fuerza Guinda Nogales in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Nogales. First ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas faced 3rd placed Fuerza Guinda Nogales. Guests from Guaymas (9-2) defeated host Fuerza Guinda Nogales (5-6) 98-91. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Fuerza Guinda Nogales won third quarter 30-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Ostioneros de Guaymas won last quarter 21-16. American forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Ostioneros de Guaymas have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Fuerza Guinda Nogales at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Ostioneros de Guaymas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will play again at home against the league's leader Ostioneros de Guaymas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Guasave supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (5-8) played at the court of eighth ranked Frayles de Guasave (5-6). Frayles de Guasave did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 114-94. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Jose Farrera (205-85) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds. Eric Frederick contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Frayles de Guasave's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) answered with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Garra Canera de Navolato. Frayles de Guasave moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Frayles de Guasave will again play against Garra Canera de Navolato (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Garra Canera de Navolato will have a break next round.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Tijuana. Local Tijuana Zonkeys (5-6) were outscored by second ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (9-4) 111-80 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. Kyle Spain stepped up and scored 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. At the losing side Marcus Morrison responded with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Rayos de Hermosillo. Defending champion maintains second place with 9-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Guaymas. Loser Tijuana Zonkeys dropped to the third position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play again against the league's second-placed Rayos de Hermosillo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 13 Obregon defeated Los Mochis in Ciudad Obregon 99-93.


Nogales - Guaymas 91-98

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Nogales. First ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas faced 3rd placed Fuerza Guinda Nogales. Guests from Guaymas (9-2) defeated host Fuerza Guinda Nogales (5-6) 98-91. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Fuerza Guinda Nogales won third quarter 30-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Ostioneros de Guaymas won last quarter 21-16. American forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds and American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Ostioneros de Guaymas have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Fuerza Guinda Nogales at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Ostioneros de Guaymas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will play again at home against the league's leader Ostioneros de Guaymas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nogales: R.Moss 30+12reb, O.McCullough 22+4reb+2ast, M.Strobbe 14+10reb+3ast, D.Logan 9+1reb+5ast, C.Estrada 7+5reb+1ast, J.Mercado 4+3reb+1ast
Guaymas: J.Habel 25+10reb+4ast, S.Shorter 21+6reb+5ast, M.Allen 20+4reb+8ast, F.Benitez 12+4reb+1ast, M.Ayala 11+1reb+1ast, J.Reyes 4
gschID: 234901


Los Mochis - Obregon 93-99

There was a minor upset when 4th placed Pioneros Los Mochis (5-6) were defeated at home by seventh ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (5-6) 99-93 on Tuesday. Pioneros Los Mochis trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 35-27 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 93-99 at the end of the game. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon shot 62.7 percent from the field and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. At the losing side guard Nick Stallings (190-83, college: Centenary, LA) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals and forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) scored 29 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Pioneros Los Mochis. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pioneros Los Mochis will play again against Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Los Mochis: D.Pearson 29+5reb+3ast, N.Stallings 26+5reb+10ast, C.Toussaint 16+2reb+3ast, T.McNeal 11+7reb, J.Sandoval 7+4reb+2ast, J.Olvera 2+1reb
Obregon: K.Jones 33+12reb+3ast, B.Sperling 22+2reb+4ast, L.Davis 16+5reb+10ast, H.Carrillo 10+4reb+3ast, L.Pulido 9+5reb+7ast, M.CABALLERO 5
gschID: 234899


Guasave - Navolato 114-94

The game in Guasave supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (5-8) played at the court of eighth ranked Frayles de Guasave (5-6). Frayles de Guasave did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 114-94. Frayles de Guasave shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Frayles de Guasave especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Jose Farrera (205-85) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Eric Frederick (203-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Frayles de Guasave's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) answered with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Froilan Verdugo (-79) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Garra Canera de Navolato. Five Frayles de Guasave and four Garra Canera de Navolato players scored in double figures. Frayles de Guasave moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Frayles de Guasave will again play against Garra Canera de Navolato (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Garra Canera de Navolato will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Navolato: M.Elliott 29+6reb+5ast, R.Selleaze 18+4reb+2ast, F.Verdugo 17+7reb+5ast, W.Toombs 10+5reb+1ast, A.Villalobos 9+2reb+2ast, J.Insunza 6+2reb+3ast
Guasave: J.Farrera 25+6reb+2ast, J.Dominguez 22+3reb+3ast, E.Frederick 19+6reb+5ast, D.Crews 16+8reb+2ast, P.Meza Rogel 14+5reb+8ast, E.Loubet 8+3reb+6ast
gschID: 234900


Tijuana - Hermosillo 80-111

The game with biggest result difference took place in Tijuana. Local Tijuana Zonkeys (5-6) were outscored by second ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (9-4) 111-80 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. The game was mostly controlled by Rayos de Hermosillo. Tijuana Zonkeys managed to win fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Tijuana Zonkeys 44-28 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) stepped up and scored 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international center Joaquin Villanueva (207-86) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) responded with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Gerardo Lira (199-77) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Rayos de Hermosillo and four Tijuana Zonkeys players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Rayos de Hermosillo. Defending champion maintains second place with 9-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Guaymas. Loser Tijuana Zonkeys dropped to the third position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play again against the league's second-placed Rayos de Hermosillo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: M.Morrison 22+7reb+8ast, J.Penny 16+5reb+1ast, G.Lira 14+8reb+1ast, G.Shipley 13+7reb+2ast, L.Ramirez 8+2ast, L.Rodriguez Sainz 4
Hermosillo: K.Spain 34+7reb+1ast, J.Villanueva 18+6reb+6ast, P.Sanders 17+4reb+1ast, J.Lopez 16+5reb+2ast, E.Little 12+8reb+4ast, J.Camacho 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 234898



Los Mochis add McNeal to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) added to their roster American center Tyrone McNeal (213). He played last summer at Gastonia Gamers (WBA) in the U.S..

By Eurobasket Data Center



Pearson comes back to Los Mochis - by Eurobasket News

Pioneros de Los Mochis (CIBACOPA) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Devon Pearson (198-102kg-84, college: SMU). It is actually his comeback to Pioneros Los Mochis as he played here before. Pearson played recently at Halc.Xalapa in Mexican LNBP. In 48 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.2apg this season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Pearson also spent pre-season at CSS Giurgiu (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league that year. He ended the last season at Romis (Metropolitan) in Uruguayan league. But the most of that year Pearson spent at Pioneros Los Mochis. In 32 games he averaged impressive 27.2ppg, 10.2rpg and 1.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year. The last (2012) season Pearson played at Toros (LNBP). In 32 games he averaged 14.8ppg and 5.8rpg. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Forward of the Year.
The previous (10-11) season he played at North Dallas Vandals in U.S. semi-pro league ABA. It was a very successful season as he was voted to ABA All-Star Game.
Pearson is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2007 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Mitchell's 31-point game gives him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Aaron Mitchell (187-G-89, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Centar BP and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 31 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Centar BP in his team's victory, helping them to beat Danilovgrad (#5, 3-5) 77-67. Centar BP is placed at 4th position in Montenegrin league. Centar BP is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 4th lost game this season out of 8 games. In the team's last game Mitchell had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Centar BP's top player in his first season with the team. Longwood College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mitchell is in league's top in points (6th best: 15.8ppg), assists (7th best: 3.0apg) and averages solid 55.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Vladimir Boricic (195-G/F-84) of league's second-best Primorje. He is a swingman in his first season at ABS Primorje. In the last game Boricic recorded impressive 29 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for ABS Primorje to edge Ibar Rozaje (5-3) by 1 point 74-73. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in Play-Out. ABS Primorje consolidated its place in top 2 of the standings. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Boricic is a newcomer at ABS Primorje and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.9ppg (#1). He also recorded 3.8 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Lazar Simonovic (185-G-82) of Ulcinj (#-1). Simonovic scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Simonovic's great performance Ulcinj lost 54-92 to #-5 ranked Buducnost. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Ulcinj can only dream about fighting for top spots in S-League. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Simonovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Simonovic has individually a great season in Montenegro. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 2.8apg (8th best). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 53.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lazar Radosavljevic (204-F-91) of Mornar Bar - 22 points and 8 rebounds
5. Manuel Johnson (201-F-83) of Teodo Tivat - 15 points and 15 rebounds
6. Marko Mugosa (195-F-93) of Buducnost - 22 points and 5 rebounds
7. Vladimir Milosevic (201-F-87) of S.Centar - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) of Teodo Tivat - 18 points and 7 rebounds
9. Jay-R Strowbridge (183-PG-88) of Danilovgrad - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Gerald Lee (208-C-87) of Buducnost - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  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 Heat26.7 
 5. Harden, Houston R.25.9 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.22.9 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat21.1 
 10. Aldridge, Portlan.21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.5 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Lee, Golden St.W.11.2 
 5. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.1 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.1 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.11.0 
 8. Chandler, New Y.10.5 
 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, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Parker, San A.7.6 
 7. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 8. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 9. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..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. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 9. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 10. George, Indiana P.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.6 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 7. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Smith, Atlanta H.1.8 
 10. Bogut, Golden S.1.8 


Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George named NBA's most improved player - by Eurobasket News

Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.), who sparked the Indiana Pacers into the NBA playoffs with the best season of his career, has been named the NBA's Most Improved Player. The 22-year-old swingman averaged a team-best 17.4 points, grabbed 7.6 rebounds, passed out 4.7 assists and blocked 1.8 shots a game - all career highs for the third-year standout as the Pacers won the Central division title. Indiana and Atlanta are playing each other in the opening round of the NBA playoffs. George was the only player in the NBA with at least 140 steals and 50 blocked shots, having 143 steals and 51 blocks. He had 19 games with three steals and 29 appearances with at least one steal and one block. In voting on the award by a media panel, George received 311 of a possible 1080 points, including 52 first-place ballots. Greivis Vasquez of New Orleans was second with 146 points, five more than Larry Sanders of Milwaukee. George became the fourth Pacer player to receive the award, joining Jalen Rose in 2000, Jermaine O'Neal in 2002 and Danny Granger in 2009.
Courtesy of: heraldsun.com.au



Warriors open win count, Heat and Knicks take 2-0 leads - by Eurobasket News

Denver N. - Golden St.W. 117-131
Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) had 30 points and 13 assists and the Golden State Warriors handed the Denver Nuggets their first loss at home in more than three months, a 131-117 stunner Tuesday night that evened their playoff series at a game each. Jarrett Jack (6'3''-PG-83, college: Georgia Tech) added 26 points as the sixth-seeded Warriors wrested homecourt advantage from the NBA's best home team as the series shifts to Oakland for Game 3 on Friday night. It was just the second road win of the playoffs following Chicago's win at Brooklyn on Monday. The third-seeded Nuggets were an NBA-best 38-3 at home during the regular season but needed Andre Miller's last-second shot to beat Golden State by a basket in the opener and extend their franchise-best winning streak to 24 games. Ty Lawson (5'11''-PG-87, college: N.Carolina) and Corey Brewer (6'9''-G/F-86, college: Florida) each scored 19 for Denver. Courtesy of: Associated Press

Miami Heat - Milwaukee B. 98-86
Down by only three points, the Milwaukee Bucks walked onto the court for the fourth quarter knowing they had a very real chance to steal a game from the Miami Heat. Barely 2 minutes later, that chance was long gone. Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) scored 21 points, LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) finished with 19 and the Heat used a frantic start to the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Bucks 98-86 in Game 2 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series on Tuesday night. It was 68-65 entering the fourth. With James and four backups on the court, the Heat needed only 2 minutes, 22 seconds to outscore Milwaukee 12-0 and stretch the lead to 80-65. "We definitely had an opportunity for three quarters but you've got to play four," said Milwaukee's Mike Jr. Dunleavy (6'9''-G/F-80, college: Duke). "There are no shortcuts. You've got to play well for 48 minutes." The Heat lead the best-of-seven series 2-0, with Game 3 in Milwaukee on Thursday. Ersan Ilyasova (6'10''-F-87) scored 21 points for Milwaukee, which got 16 from Dunleavy and 14 from Larry Sanders. The Bucks' starting guards, Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis, combined for only 15 points after teaming up to score 48 in Game 1. "It's a series," said Sanders, who had a sore right ankle after he collided with Battier in the fourth quarter. "We made progress this game." They'll need to make more, and do it quickly. James has never lost in 10 previous series where his team takes a 2-0 lead, and Wade is 8-0 in that same situation. Jennings said Milwaukee would win in six games before the series began, and his confidence didn't waver even now with his club in an 0-2 hole. "We showed a lot of improvement tonight," said Jennings, who shot 3 for 15 from the field. "Aside of making that run in the fourth I think we should have won this game." Chris Bosh, Shane Battier and Chris Andersen all scored 10 points for the Heat. James' postseason streaks of 22 straight games with at least 20 points, and 16 straight games of at least 25 points, both came to an end. Ultimately, none of that mattered. "We didn't get into our game like we wanted to in that third quarter," James said. "But we went into the fourth with a (three-point) lead and we were able to jump on them." For about 46 minutes, the Bucks played them even. It was that 12-0 run that was the difference in what finished as a 12-point game. Andersen started it with a three-point play, James had a layup not long afterward and the Heat were starting to roll. Another basket by Andersen off a pass from Ray Allen made it 77-65, and James found Norris Cole for a 3-pointer that capped the flurry and made it 80-65. Just like that, it was over. "They were doing some things that had us spinning around a little bit defensively, got us on our heels, and offensively we never got into a rhythm," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "So we figured we were just going to have to find a way to grind in the fourth quarter, figuring it was going to be a close game. It was just a quick skirmish and explosion." The Heat have raved about their depth all season, so they had no qualms about sending James out to start the fourth with Cole, Andersen, Battier and Ray Allen. Meanwhile, Milwaukee also opened the fourth with just one starter Jennings on the court. "We felt pretty good about the position we were in, giving ourselves an opportunity on the road with 12 minutes to go," Bucks coach Jim Boylan said. "You feel good about that. Then they come out, go on a 12-0 run and it changes the complexion of the game. Playing catch-up is very hard to do against a high-quality team like Miami." Jennings and Ellis combined for 48 points in Game 1, and the Bucks got blown out. So in the first half of Game 2, they combined for one point, were held to five shots that all missed ... and the Bucks were within 47-43 at halftime. Chances are, very few would have seen that coming. But play was sloppy from the outset, with the teams combining for eight turnovers in the first 6 minutes to set the tone for a clumsy first half. Wade, James and Chalmers shot 15 for 19 combined in the first half for Miami and the rest of the Heat were 3 for 17. For Milwaukee, Ilyasova had 12 points in the first 10 minutes, then two points the rest of the half. So much like in Game 1, Milwaukee came out for the second half with a chance of stealing home-court advantage. And for the entirety of the third quarter, the Bucks hung around, though the Heat showed some signs of getting things going. Bosh had a dunk for a six-point lead, then made a jumper on a play that James started by running down a loose ball and flicking it between his legs for a save along the sideline for a 68-60 lead, what was then the biggest Heat margin of the night. The Bucks got within 68-65 to end the third, but then came the run that Miami had been waiting for all evening. Both teams got a big scare with 6:59 left. Battier drove for a layup from the right wing, and Sanders rushed down the middle of the lane to attempt a block. A collision ensued and both players hit the court awkwardly, Battier hitting his head on the hardwood and Sanders who fell over Battier grabbing at his right leg. Battier made two free throws, then departed for the Heat locker room to get stitches on his chin. "We held court," Spoelstra said. "We protected it for two games. We did what we're supposed to do. And that's it." Courtesy of: trib.com

New York K. - Boston C. 87-71
The New York Knicks are heading to Boston, then perhaps finally back to the second round. The once-mighty Celtics don't seem capable of stopping them. Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-SF-84, college: Syracuse) scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) added 19, and New York opened a 2-0 lead over Boston with another dominant second half in an 87-71 victory on Tuesday night. Raymond Felton (6'1''-PG-84, college: N.Carolina) added 16 points for the Knicks, who used a 27-4 run spanning halftime to blow it open and move halfway to their first series victory since the 2000 Eastern Conference semifinals. This is their first 2-0 lead since sweeping Toronto in the first round that year. 'For us, we know what type of team we are,' Anthony said. 'We know when we really buckle down on the defensive end, it's been hard for teams.' It's been brutally difficult for Boston. Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics, who will host Game 3 on Friday in their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings. They will have to be much sharper to avoid their first opening-round elimination since 2005, before they became one of the NBA's power teams again. 'We have to figure out the offensive side of the ball and not be so stagnated,' Boston's Kevin Garnett (6'11''-F/C-76) said. 'Figure out ways to score more often.' Garnett had 12 points and 11 rebounds, but battled foul trouble and spent too much time walking back to the bench with a raucous Madison Square Garden crowd finally experiencing playoff success again hounding him every step of the way. Plagued by turnovers in Game 1, when they managed eight points in the decisive fourth quarter, the Celtics watched it all fall apart 12 minutes earlier this time. They managed only 23 points after halftime, two fewer than in their 85-78 loss Saturday. 'I thought we attacked them in the first half, but they hung in there,' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. 'They didn't let us throw a knockout punch and I thought in the second half they turned that on us and they threw a knockout punch. Several.' Anthony followed his 36-point opener by making 8 of 13 shots in the second half to finish 11 of 24 for the game. He had said the Knicks needed to treat the game as a 'must-win,' aware of the difficulty of winning in Boston on Friday with the emotional boost the Celtics will get from finally being home. They showed that mentality after halftime, outscoring Boston 32-11 in the third quarter. 'I think guys know what's at stake. We don't have to talk about it,' veteran forward Kenyon Martin said. 'Guys know what it's about right now and it's about winning a championship.' Iman Shumpert drilled two 3-pointers to open the third and tie it before Pierce scored to give Boston its last lead at 50-48. The Knicks scored 18 of the next 20 points, with the Celtics getting just two free throws from Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) over the next 5-plus minutes. Anthony's jumper with 4:25 remaining in the third capped the run before Garnett finally gave Boston its second basket of the quarter 10 seconds later. The Celtics missed 10 of their first 11 shots of the third while getting outscored 24-4 to open the period. 'I thought in that third quarter we were as good as we've been all year in terms of ball movement and pushing it and making shots,' Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. The Celtics vowed to get Garnett more involved after he shot 4 of 12 while scoring eight points in the opener. But that plan was quickly wrecked when he picked up two fouls in the first 3 minutes, 20 seconds. The Celtics shook it off and led 20-15 when Jason Terry made a 3-pointer with 1:57 left for his first basket of the series. But the Knicks scored 11 straight to end the period. Smith, recognized before the game for the award he won Monday, kept the celebration going with five points in the final 6.8 seconds, hitting a 36-footer at the buzzer with Celtics all over him to make it 26-20. The Celtics quickly settled down again, ripping off an 11-0 run to take a 31-27 lead on another 3-pointer by Terry. The lead later grew to eight when Pierce made a jumper, then fired a lob pass that traveled about three-quarters of the court to a streaking Green. They led 48-39, gave up the last three points of the half - and probably never realized they gave away momentum for good with it. 'We made a good run in the first half, we played our style of basketball,' Terry said. 'But in the second half we definitely got away from what gave us success.' Courtesy of: washingtonpost.com

LA Clippers - Memphis G. 93-91
Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest)'s running jumper with a tenth of a second left gave the Los Angeles Clippers a 93-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night and a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Both teams stayed on the court while the referees reviewed the play. It was declared good, leaving Memphis a tick of the clock to inbound the ball but not enough to get off a final shot. Paul finished with 24 points and nine assists, Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) added 21 points and eight rebounds and Jamal Crawford scored 15 points on the day he finished second to J.R. Smith of the Knicks for the league's Sixth Man of the Year award. Paul carried the Clippers in the final 3:46, scoring eight straight points, including a basket that gave them a 91-89 lead with 1:20 to play. Mike Conley scored a career playoff high 28 points while leading the Grizzlies' fourth-quarter charge that came up just short. He had 10 points in the period, while Darrell Arthur scored five straight to pull Memphis into an 89-all tie. Conley found Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) alone in the paint and the big man dunked to tie the game 91-all with 13 seconds left. The Clippers won a hard-fought jump ball, but Paul missed a 3-pointer. He redeemed himself and set off a raucous reaction when he fought off Tony Allen's defense and banked in the game-winner. Gasol added 17 points, Allen had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Zach Randolph had 13 points while racking up five fouls for the second straight game. Game 3 is Thursday in Memphis. The Clippers' bench started the fourth quarter and ran off eight straight points for the game's first double-digit lead, 81-71. Eric Bledsoe and Matt Barnes had four points each. Conley answered with five straight points to close the Grizzlies within seven points. Griffin and Paul joined the second unit, and Griffin scored on a driving dunk for an 85-76 lead. The Clippers returned to their high-flying ways after Lob City managed just one dunk in the series opener. The Clippers led by seven points early in the third before the game turned into a back-and-forth affair. Memphis briefly regained a one-point lead and then tied it 59-all on Arthur's dunk before Paul scored six of the Clippers' final 13 points to send them into the fourth leading 75-71. Neither team led by more than eight points in the first half, with the Clippers ahead 50-44 at halftime. The Grizzlies led most of the first quarter before the Clippers tied it late on a 3-pointer from the right corner by Crawford. Los Angeles controlled the second quarter, when Crawford got hot. He was 6 of 6 for 13 points before missing a shot. Courtesy of: lcsun-news.com

Brooklyn N. - Chicago B. 82-90
The criticism flew fast and furious, the obituaries started to take shape and the Bulls reacted the way they often do when faced with adversity. They looked inward. They challenged themselves to play with more intensity and aggressiveness. And they didn't just circle the wagons; they walled off the lane. Swarming Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) at virtually every opportunity and creating their typical defensive shell, the vaunted Bulls defense returned. So did a competitive series after the Bulls downed the Nets 90-82 Monday night at the Barclays Center to even the best-of-seven affair before Thursday's Game 3 at the United Center. "Once (coach Tom Thibodeau) got into us in that film room (Sunday), we couldn't wait to get on the court," Taj Gibson said of the Game 1 review. "The way they were cutting us to pieces, back-cutting and getting into the lane, we don't give up points like that. He really laid into us. We just wanted to lock in." The Luol Deng (6'9''-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) impostor who was dominated by Gerald Wallace in the opener disappeared, replaced by a more aggressive version who scored 15 points with 10 rebounds. Joakim Noah again battled his way through plantar fasciitis, contributing 11 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes, 29 seconds and dropping the exclamation point with a driving layup for an eight-point lead with 1 minute, 58 seconds left. Nazr Mohammed (6'10''-C-77, college: Kentucky), after playing just six minutes in Game 1, came off the bench to deliver timely jumpers and physical defense in 18 minutes. And Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke)'s metronomic consistency provided a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. "We're a team with great character," Noah said. "Every time we hit adversity, we've responded pretty well." After repeatedly beating the Bulls in pick-and-roll situations in Game 1, Williams didn't make his first and only field goal until the 6:35 mark of the third quarter and finished with eight points and 10 assists while missing eight of nine shots. "We were more aggressive with (Williams)," said Kirk Hinrich, who showed no ill effects from his bruised left thigh. "He's such a great player and so multifaceted. But we executed the game plan better and had more intensity. We relied on each other. The bigs were huge quarterbacking our defense, being our protectors." The Nets shot 35.4 percent and managed just 30 points in the paint after posting 56 in Game 1. The Nets trailed by as many as 12 points but pulled within 82-78 before Deng calmly dropped a 19-foot jumper with 2:50 left. Noah came up big in the fourth quarter with nine points, six rebounds and a block. He had played just 13:27 in Game 1, but Thibodeau said the center's minutes limit should be at 20-25 moving forward. "He willed it again, and we needed every bit of it," Thibodeau said. "It's obvious we're a much better team with him on the floor." The Bulls' adjustments started early with Thibodeau using Mohammed for more size and not playing Taj Gibson at all until the second quarter. "Nazr was huge," Hinrich said. So was Noah, who was cheered on by a large contingent that included his father, Yannick. "I'm happy my foot is holding up," Noah said. "Being able to play in the playoffs is something I'll never take for granted. And being able to do it in front of my loved ones and my family is very special to me." Courtesy of: chicagotribune.com



Cavaliers set to hire Mike Brown as coach - by Eurobasket News

Michael Brown and the Cavaliers have reached a handshake agreement on a new deal, a league source told the Akron Beacon Journal on Tuesday. An official announcement should be made Wednesday. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the negotiations. Brown is the Cavs most successful coach in team history and his .653 winning percentage ranks sixth all-time (minimum 450 games) among coaches. His hiring marks a fascinating return to the organization that fired him just three years ago in a futile attempt to keep LeBron James in Cleveland. Brown is 314-167 in parts of seven seasons and his team has reached the playoffs and won in the first round in each of his six full seasons. Michael Brown was fired five games into this season by the Los Angeles Lakers, but returns to a Cavs team that has spent the last three years rebuilding under Byron Scott, who was fired last week after compiling a 64-166 record in three years.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



The Bobcats waived coach Mike Dunlap - by Eurobasket News

Charlotte Bobcats waived coach Mike Dunlap.
Dunlap has never been drafted by the NBA. He won NCAA2 2002.
Dunlap has coached also professionally in Australia (Adelaide 36ers).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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VSN 3on3 Inter College Basketball Championship >> Xavier and NASA win title - by Dinesh Thapa

Xavier International College and NASA International College win the VSN 3on3 Inter College Basketball Championship here at Kathmandu, Nepal. Xavier international college win boys title defeating Neric School 14-13 in the final while NASA won the girls title defeating Saipal Academy A 14-12. Rojina Muktan (Xavier intl college) was declared MVP (Girls) while Sonam Thendu Sherpa (NASA intl college) was declared the MVP (Boys).




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Lemanis leaves Breakers in good heart - by Mike Lacey

On the face of it an NBL coaching record of 150-108 is good but it isnt overly special, however these figures conceal a remarkable achievement masterminded by Andrej Lemanis who has overseen three consecutive championship wins by the New Zealand Breakers and now moves on into the international arena.
Appointed as head coach in 2005 after serving a seven year apprenticeship as assistant coach with the Townsville Crocodiles, Lemanis inherited a team low on confidence, ability and support. Undeterred, he set about rebuilding the team and surprisingly jettisoned established internationals Pero Cameron and Dillon Boucher as a new team culture was sought. Nothing much changed initially as a 9-23 season was followed by a marginally improved 11-22 record.
However, the credibility of the coach and the organisation were moving in the right direction as was evidenced by the arrival of experienced Aussie Tony Ronaldson and arguably New Zealands best player Kirk Penney in 2007.Ronaldson instilled a winning attitude, in particular making the Breakers a tougher proposition on the road. Phill Jones was also welcomed back into the fold and although the team didnt set the world alight they did make the play-offs for the first time and enjoy their first winning season (17-15).
A measure of the increased credibility of the coach and club was the arrival the following season of CJ Bruton, still the number one Australian point guard and importantly a winner of three Championship rings. Another championship winner Dillon Boucher was welcomed back to the fold and helped form a resolute, talented core of Ronaldson, Forman, Penney, Jones, Boucher, Bruton, Henare and Rickert. Once again the play-offs were reached but the Breakers were seen off in the semi finals by eventual champions the Melbourne Tigers.
All but Jones were retained for the 2009-2010 season but things didnt go to plan as, despite a six game winning streak to close the regular season, the play offs were missed by a single victory. A team stacked with internationals were expected to do better and many in the media and fan base began to question the ability of Lemanis to get the best out of the squad.
Importantly for Lemanis, the Board and management at the Breakers felt otherwise and not only publically backed their man but gave him a couple of quality imports in Gary Wilkinson and Kevin Braswell to work with. Former favourite Mika Vukona replaced the retiring Tony Ronaldson and equally significantly young home grown players began to make an impression. Corey Webster and BJ Anthony had their moments but it was Tom Abercrombie who really caught the eye, the spring healed local destined to carry off the Grand Finals MVP award.
The Breakers opened the 2010-11season with five straight wins and hardly looked back as they wrapped up the regular season title with a month of the regular season still to go. However, when the opening home game of the three game semi final series against the Perth Wildcats was comprehensively lost 78-101 at the North Shore Events Centre the Breakers season appeared in tatters and once again Lemanis coaching was under scrutiny. The coach and his team led by inspirational performances from Penney and Vukona bounced back to beat Perth on their home court, see them off in game three and then defeat the Cairns Taipans two games to one in the Grand Final, securing a first ANBL Championship for the NZ Breakers, Lemanis becoming just the fourth person to ever win a Championship both as a coach and player.
Lemanis faced the 2011-12 season without the services of the talented Kirk Penney who decided to ply his trade in Spain. Tom Abercrombie replaced Penney in the starting line up and the unknown but talented Cedric Jackson came in for Kevin Braswell. Jacksons signing proved to be a coup as did that of Daryl Corletto, unwanted by the Melbourne Tigers. Once again the team got off to a fine start winning three of their first four games, all on the road but despite the start, most doubted that the feats of the previous season could be repeated. However the day by day, game by game attitude of Lemanis thought otherwise and despite various setbacks including having his 10 contracted players all fit and available for just six games the 21-7 regular season record was outstanding. This record was recognised as Lemanis received the Coach of the Year Award, arguably a year late. The play offs mirrored those of the previous year as the first semi final game was lost at home against Townsville Crocodiles before the series was won 2-1 and a ferocious Grand final series against Perth Wildcats was won by the same margin despite Tom Abercrombie playing limited minutes due to a serious ankle injury. Witnessed by a crowd of 9,280 a record for a game of basketball in New Zealand, the game three 79-73 victory was a special night for all associated with the Breakers and Andrej Lemanis in particular who became only the fifth coach to win back to back ANBL Championships.
2011-12 didnt start too well but what followed was spectacular. An opening night mauling at the hands of the Perth Wildcats and none retention of Gary Wilkinson, the previous seasons premier big man had many followers doubting another serious title challenge could be mounted. How wrong they (and I) were proved to be. Alex Pledger stepped up to the plate as the starting centre, Will Hudsons blue collar game fitted the teams needs, Corey Webster, after a slow start was terrific off the bench and Cedric Jackson took his game and that of the team to another level. Only another three games were lost all season. A sixteen game winning sequence secured the regular season title. Then a sweep of the Sydney Kings, followed by a savoured victory on enemy territory in Perth clinched the third and possibly sweetest championship. At the time it seemed a fitting way to send off the retiring Dillon Boucher but on reflection it was a fitting way to send off not one but two of the most influential figures in the SKY CITY Breakers history.
So the150-108 may not be spectacular but the 79-21 record of the last three seasons is quite remarkable and the championship three peat is historic. Andrej Lemanis leaves with his head held high and the gratitude of Breakers and New Zealand basketball fans ringing in his ears.




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Nicaraguan National Team 2013 - by Simas

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Michael Moreno
Moreno
Windell Sloan
Sloan
Christian Esquivel
Esquivel
Armando Martinez
Martinez
Roger Munoz
Munoz
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Michael Moreno G/F Tigres Nicaragua
Windell Sloan 195-F/C-87 Jaguares Nicaragua
Christian Esquivel 183-G-80 Panteras Nicaragua
Armando Martinez
Roger Munoz 208-C-84 Jaguares Nicaragua
Rudy Taylor 198-F-83 DataSystem Nicaragua
Donald Olivas 188-G-85 Jaguares Nicaragua
Bartel Lopez 212-C-89 Chaleco El Salvador
Vansdell Thomas 179-G-86 Costa Caribe Nicaragua
Lee Saravia 180-G-89 American Coll. Nicaragua
Ramon McKenzie 195-PF-80 Costa Caribe Nicaragua
Troy Watson 197-F/C-82 Costa Caribe Nicaragua

Angel Mallona Head Coach
Felix Selva Assistant



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 29.9
 1. Dawson, Meralco29.9 
 2. Bowles, San M.24.8 
 3. Macklin, Barang.23.9 
 4. Dunigan, Air21 E.23.9 
 5. Caguioa, Barang.22.8 
 6. Sundov, Rain o.22.1 
 7. David, Global Port21.9 
 8. Dozier, Alaska Aces21.4 
 9. Brock, Guayama21.2 
 10. Canaleta, Air21 E.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces16.6 
 2. Brock, Guayama16.0 
 3. Dawson, Meralco16.0 
 4. Dunigan, Air21 E.15.4 
 5. Bowles, San M.15.0 
 6. Macklin, Barang.14.8 
 7. Sundov, Rain o.12.5 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Ac.9.0 
 9. Pingris, San M.7.4 
 10. Santos, Petron B.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ross, Meralco9.3 
 2. Mercado, Global P.8.1 
 3. Casio, Alaska Aces5.5 
 4. Cabagnot, Petron5.2 
 5. Tenorio, Barang.5.2 
 6. Urbiztondo, Barang.5.2 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.8 
 8. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 9. Lee, Rain or Shine4.2 
 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.1.9 
 4. Ross, Meralco1.9 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.6 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 8. Urbiztondo, Barang.1.3 
 9. Williams, Talk N.1.2 
 10. Anthony, Barako1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.8 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.4 
 3. Bowles, San M.2.3 
 4. Dawson, Meralco1.9 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.4 
 7. Macklin, Barang.1.1 
 8. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 9. Devance, San M.0.9 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.0.8 


2013 ASEAN Basketball League Roundup: April 17-21, 2013 - by Enzo Flojo

The San Miguel Beermen continued to stay on top with big wins over the Saigon Heat and Malaysia Dragons, while Singapore Slingers drew at 6 wins and 11 losses with their victims, the Sports Rev Thailand Slammers, in the 2013 ASEAN Basketball League.

SMB set a record for longest winning streak after blowing out the Saigon Heat, 101-49. Asi Taulava continued to turn back time with 18 points on 9-of-12 FG shooting. Frontline partner Justin Williams contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Chris Banchero and Val Acua scored 12 and 11 points respectively. Pinoy import Oping Sumalinog led Saigon with 16 points, while Hoang Son Ly had 12.

The Beermen continued to win two days after, this time against the Westports Malaysia Dragons, 80-62. Once again, it was Taulava who led the way with 26 points on 13-of-19 shooting, while Brian Williams added 13 points and 14 boards. Local players Leo Avenido and Hans Thiele added 11 and 10 markers respectively. The visiting Dragons dropped to 9-8 after this loss. They were led by Marcus Hubbards 15 points, while Fil-Tongan Moala Tautuaa registered 11 markers and 12 boards.

This past Sunday, the Singapore Slingers won a controversial game against the Sports Rev Thailand Slammers, 62-56. There were some questionable calls and non-calls all throughout the match, and it was put under protest by Slammers. The official response of the ABL is that there WERE several mistakes made by the officials and Riel Banaria, the ABLs Coordinator of Basketball Operations and Officials, reassured all parties that the necessary steps are being taken to further raise the quality of officiating and game administration. Phillip Morrison and Rashad Jones-Jennings led the Slingers with 26 and 16 points respectively. Jones-Jennings also had 13 rebounds. On the other end, Froilan Baguion had 16 points and 6 dimes to lead Thailand. He was backstopped by Kannut Samerjais 11 markers and Christien Charless 16 boards. Both teams are now tied at fourth spot in the league standings.

Game Recaps:
SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN over SAIGON HEAT, 101-49
The San Miguel Beermen broke the ABL record for longest win streak after clinching their ninth concecutive win with a 101-49 win over Saigon Heat at Tan Binh Stadium earlier tonight. With this win, the Beermen also set the record for biggest win margin in a single game.

Asi Taulava led the Beermen with 18 points, followed by Chris Banchero with 12 points. Val Acuna, Brian Williams and Justin Williams chipped in 11 points each for the Beermen who improve to 12-3 and remain on top of the ABL standings table.

Playing with only six players and without David Palmer, who was serving a one game suspension, the Heat managed a 13-10 lead with 3:51 left in the first quarter after a three-point shot from Chris Sumalinog. However, Val Acuna sank a three-point shot and Banchero scored on a lay-up which gave the Beermen the 23-17 lead going into the second period.

Heats head coach Jason Rabedeaux decided to take Dior Lowhorn out after only 11 minutes. With no imports on the floor for the Heat, the Beermen took full advantage and stepped on the gas in the second quarter. Acuna and J. Williams came off the bench and provided instant offense. Acuna knocked down a three-point shot from the corner and J. Williams split his free throws, putting the Beermen up 39-20 with 4:30 left before the half.

Despite the Beermens 17 point lead at halftime, they continued to attack the paint and played solid defense. Taulava led the Beermens strike in the third quarter as he scored 10 points which included two dunks. Taulavas dunk and lay-up gave the Beermen a 73-37 lead to put the game out of reach. In this win, all twelve Beermen players were on the scoreboard. The Beermen outrebounded the Heat 50-29 and finished with 62 points in the paint.

Chris Sumalinog led the Heat with 16 points and Hoang Son Ly added 12 points. With Minh Trieu, Larry Tieu and Jai Reyes sitting out due to injuries, the Heats other local players were able to get more playing time and experience in this game.

SAN MIGUEL BEERMEN over WESTPORTS MALAYSIA DRAGONS, 80-62
The pre-game hype was all about the match-up between two of the league's elite point guards, Chris Banchero and Justin Melton. But it was 40 year-old Asi Taulava who stole the show as he scored an ABL career-high 26 points to help the San Miguel Beermen grab a 80-62 win over Westports Malaysia Dragons for their 10th straight win. The Beermen improve to 13-3 as they solidify their position at the top of the ABL standings table.

Brian Williams finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds playing against his former team. Leo Avenido added 11 points and Hans Thiele gave the Beermen another great performance off the bench with 10 points.

It was a tight game in the first half with both teams kept exchanging the lead. Then Hubbard gave the Dragons a 32-29 lead with 2:55 left before halftime with his monster two-handed slam. However, the Dragons were a little sloppy finishing the first half which allowed the Beermen to take the lead before halftime. A pair of free throws from Val Acuna and a lay-up from Avenido put the Beermen up by one point at halftime.

Taulava decided to put the Beermen on his back in the third quarter. Taulave was dominating the paint as he scored 8 straight points against both Hubbard and Gavin Edwards. Taulavas 8-0 run was capped with Taulava driving past Edwards to finish on the rim which gave the Beermen a 43-34 lead.

Taulava, who won the AirAsia Player of the month award for March, continued to dominate Edwards in the fourth quarter as he scored back-to-back baskets on the Dragons center to gave the Beermen a 64-54 lead with 5:33 left.

The Beermens defense was very solid in the second half. The Williams duo protected the rim very well for the Beermen as they both combined for 7 blocks in this game. Thiele, who has been playing well lately, put the finishing touch in this win by hitting a long jumpshot, giving the Beermen a 70-54 lead with 2:49 left.

"We want to enter the Playoffs with a great momentum. We are just preparing ourselves for the playoffs right now and playing San Miguel Basketball, said Taulava after the game.

The Dragons struggled offensively in the third quarter, making only 10 field goals from 40 tries and limited to 28 points in the second half. Hubbard led the Dragons with 15 points, followed by Julius Armon and Moala Tautuaa with 11 points each. Gavin Edwards chipped in 10 points for the Dragons who are now at 9-8.

JOBSTREET.COM SINGAPORE SLINGERS over SPORTS REV THAILAND SLAMMERS, 62-56
It was an intense affair at Nimibutr Stadium earlier tonight as the JobStreet.com Singapore Slingers and Sports Rev Thailand Slammers battled it out for a spot in the 2013 ABL Playoffs. In the end, Phillip Morrison stepped up for the Slingers and scored 6 huge points in the last minute to lead the Slingers over the Slammers 62-56.

The playoffs race just got more exciting as this win ties both teams up at fourth with a 6-11 record. The season series between the two are also now tied up at two apiece. Both teams will have their final meeting in the regular season at the end of the month in the Singapore Indoor Stadium, an encounter which could determine who gets the final playoffs ticket.

Phillip Morrison put in a solid performance and led all scoring with 26 points. Rashad Jones-Jennings contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds while Rashaad Singleton finished with 12 points for the Slingers.

The Slingers initially had trouble with their offense and the Slammers took full advantage. Back to back baskets from Froilan Baguion at the end of the first quarter gave the Slammers a 19-10 lead.

The Slammers continued to build their lead early in the second quarter. Chanachon Klahan gave the Slammers their biggest lead in the game at 25-12 with his basket off a nice assist from Baguion.

Struggling offensively, the Slingers then used their defense to get back into the game. The Slammers were limited to only 3 field goals and 13 points in the third quarter. Down by 9 points with 2:30 left in the third quarter, Singletons fade away shot sparked a 7-2 run which shaved the Slammers lead to 45-41 going into the final quarter.

Baguion extended the Slammers lead to 55-51 after he drove to the lane and made a tough running shot with 5 minutes left in the game. The Slingers then had a couple of good chances to cut their deficit but missed six straight free throws.

Despite his team struggling from the free throw line, Morrison kept his head cool as he took over the game. Morrison sank a tough three-point shot and a fade-away shot from the free throw line to put the Slingers up 56-55 with a little under one minute left.

The Slammers lost their composure with 7.6 seconds left in the game. After Kannut Samerjai was unable to tie the game at 57 with his free throw, Baguion was called for a foul on Desmond Oh. Baguion argued with the call and was hit with a technical foul. Oh and Morrison knocked down four free throws that secured the Slingers win.

Not only did they drop a heartbreaker but they also lost a chance to gain the lead for the fourth position over the Slingers. Baguion had 16 points while Samerjai added 11 points for the Slammers. Chris Charles was held to only three points but managed to grab 16 rebounds and blocked 5 shots.

Sources:
Intro is by Enzo Flojo/HoopNut.com.
Game recaps were compressed and compiled from AseanBasketballLeague.com.




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  POLAND   


Rasid Mahalbasic gets MVP of the Week award for Polish TBL (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

Austrian-Slovenian Rasid Mahalbasic (211-C-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for Asseco Prok. and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old center had a double-double of 22 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Anwil (18-14) 90-85. Asseco Prok. is placed at 4th position in Polish TBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Asseco Prok. will need more victories to improve their 18-14 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Mahalbasic as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Rasid Mahalbasic averages this season 10.6ppg and 6.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Serbian swingman Slavisa Bogavac (200-G/F-80, agency: BeoExcell) of Rosa Radom. Bogavac impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Bad luck as Rosa Radom lost that game 63-74 to the higher-ranked AZS Koszalin (#-5, 18-14). Despite lost game Rosa Radom moved up to -2th position in Places 7-12. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-22 record. Bogavac is a newcomer at Rosa Radom and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Filip Dylewicz (202-F-80) of second-ranked Trefl Sopot. Dylewicz scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Trefl Sopot, leading his team to a 79-69 win against #4 ranked Asseco Prok. in a game of the week. Trefl Sopot needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in Round 7. Their record at this point is 21 victories and 11 lost games. Dylewicz has a great season in Poland. After 32 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.4ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nicchaeus Doaks (202-F-87) of Siarka Jezioro - 28 points and 8 rebounds
5. Sek Henry (193-G-87) of AZS Koszalin - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Walter Hodge (183-PG-86) of Stelmet ZG - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Jakub Dloniak (192-F-83) of Siarka Jezioro - 20 points and 5 rebounds
8. Slavisa Bogavac (200-G/F-80) of Rosa Radom - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Demetrius Brown (201-F-83) of Kotwica - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Uros Mirkovic (205-F/C-82) of Polpharma - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  PUERTO RICO   

Standings - BSN

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Apr. 21: Bayamon - Ponce 94-95 OT
Apr. 22: Arecibo - Bayamon 91-98
Apr. 22: Guayama - Humacao 86-69
Apr. 21: Quebradillas - Mayaguez 76-71
Apr. 23: Ponce - Mayaguez 76-70
Apr. 23: Santurce - Quebradillas 74-76
Apr. 21: San German - Santurce 71-72

Regular Season: Round 13

Apr. 24: Arecibo - Guaynabo
Apr. 24: San German - Guayama
Apr. 25: Mayaguez - Bayamon
Apr. 25: Ponce - Santurce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 21
 1. Harris, Ponce21.0 
 2. Hickerson, San G.20.4 
 3. Brown, Humacao20.1 
 4. Shannon, Bayamon19.2 
 5. Clemente, Humacao18.1 
 6. Ayuso, Guaynabo17.9 
 7. Efejuku, Mayaguez17.7 
 8. Phillip, Quebradil.17.4 
 9. Vassallo, Arecibo17.1 
 10. Figueroa, Guayama16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.10.6 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.9.7 
 3. Harris, Ponce9.4 
 4. Siler, Ponce8.9 
 5. Sweetney, Bayamon8.7 
 6. Ramos, Arecibo8.4 
 7. Williams, Santurce8.4 
 8. Garcia, San German8.3 
 9. Graterol, Arecibo8.1 
 10. Gaston, Ponce7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 2. Rivera, Ponce5.2 
 3. Clemente, Humacao5.0 
 4. Garcia, Quebradill.4.5 
 5. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 6. Coronado, Guayama4.1 
 7. Pagan, Santurce3.8 
 8. Mojica, Bayamon3.8 
 9. Brown, Humacao3.7 
 10. Gonzalez, Santur.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.3 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.0 
 3. Mojica, Bayamon2.0 
 4. Rodriguez, Guayama1.7 
 5. Brock, Guayama1.6 
 6. Williams, Santurce1.5 
 7. Abraham, Bayamon1.4 
 8. Efejuku, Mayaguez1.4 
 9. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 10. Escalera, Arecibo1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael SWEETNEY
  Bayamon
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Sweetney, Bayamon1.8 
 2. Penn, Humacao1.6 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.6 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.1.5 
 5. Mata, Quebradillas1.4 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon1.2 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.1 
 8. Lee, Quebradillas1.1 
 9. Aubry, Mayaguez1.1 
 10. Sanchez, Santurce1.0 


Humacao lands Gilberto Clavell - by Eurobasket News

Caciques de Humacao (BSN) landed 24-year old Puerto Rican forward Gilberto Clavell (201-95kg-89, college: Sam Houston State, agency: KMG Sports Management). He played recently at Kouvot in Finnish Korisliiga. In 44 games he averaged impressive 20.0ppg and 6.1rpg this season.
Among other achievements Clavell's team won Southland Conference West Division Regular Season for two years in a row (2010 and 2011). He received also All-Southland Conf. Player of the Year award and NABC Division I All-District 23 1st Team award in 2011 at his college time. Clavell represented Puerto Rico at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 12.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 2FGP: 53.1%, FT: 59.1%.
Clavell has played previously for another Puerto Rican team Maratonistas.
He attended Sam Houston State until 2011 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Atleticos sign Brian Butch and trade Rodriguez - by Marcos Carlo

San German signed center Brian Butch (211-C/F-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) and released Tiny Gallon. They also traded guard Joey Rodriguez to Caciques-Gigantes for Paul Graham.

Butch played this year for Bakersfield in the NBA D-League and posted 12.9 points and 10.9 rebounds in 49 games. He graduated from Winsconsin in the NCAA and played in China, Greece and had some pre-season experience in the NBA.

Atleticos are looking for solid contributors inside since Charles Garcia, Gallon and other have not fulfilled their expectations this season.

They gave away Rodriguez in a trade for disciplinary reasons. Atleticos get Graham who played in Romania and this year he has played five games with Caciques-Gigantes averaging 4.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. He can cover both guard positions.

San German has a 3-6 record and play on Wednesday against Guayama.



Brujos and Vaqueros won on Monday - by Luis Modestti


Brujos de Guayama and Vaqueros de Bayamon won on Monday in BSN. Brujos are now tied in first place with Cangrejeros who both have a 7-3 record.

Brujos dominated Caciques-Gigantes 86-69 and are now 6-0 at home. Joel Jones scored 20 points and Josh Harrellson 19 with 16 boards for the winners.

Guayama had a great defensive second half and stopped one of the most dynamic offenses in the league, limiting them to just 69 points.

In Arecibo, Vaqueros made a 26-8 run in the final quarter to beat Capitanes 98-91. Marquise Gainous led the way with 27 points and James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro) added 21 points with 7 assists.

Vaqueros are now 3-7 and go to Mayaguez on Thursday.

Games for Tuesday, April 23:

Indios de Mayaguez at Leones de Ponce
Piratas de Quebradillas at Cangrejeros de Santurce

*Both games start at 8:00 p.m.



Nieves traded to Caciques-Gigantes - by Luis Modestti


Roberto Nieves (194-G-82, college: Valparaiso) was sent from Cangrejeros de Santurce to Caciques-Gigantes for a second round pick in the 2014 BSN Rookie Draft. The trade was approved by the tournament director Fernando Quinones.

Nieves played five games for Santurce and averaged 1,8 points. He has 15 seasons in the league including three with Caciques de Humacao.

Many injuries have kept him in and out of the league for the past three seasons.

Caciques-Gigantes are 5-5 and play Friday in Guaynabo and on Sunday they get visited by Piratas de Quebradillas.



Diogu and Lloreda arrivals delayed - by Luis Modestti


Diogu Ike (204-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.) and Jose Lloreda (203-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: LSU) will arrive later than expected to Leones de Ponce and Mets de Guaynabo, respectively.

Diogu was scheduled to arrive today from Los Angeles but was invited to a NBA Camp in Phoenix. Ponce will keep Garret Siler until Diogu decides to come. His arrival has been delayed many teams due to personal reasons.

Ponce has a three-game home stand starting today against Mayaguez, then they play Santurce on Thursday and Guaynabo on Saturday. They have a 6-3 record and are undefeated at home with two wins.

Lloreda had problems obtaining his entry visa to Puerto Rico but will travel as soon as he gets it. Guaynabo is in a four game losing streak and could use some help for their next game in Arecibo on Wednesday.



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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.20.3 
 3. Shepherd, CSM B.18.7 
 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, Hub Jets16.1 
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: 6.8
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.6.8 
 2. Dzambic, Craiova6.4 
 3. Wisseh, Rovinari5.9 
 4. Vlahovic, Ploiesti5.6 
 5. Cuic, Targu Mures5.5 
 6. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.4 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.5.2 
 8. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.5 
 9. Petty, Giurgiu4.4 
 10. Dundjerski, Gaz M.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.2.9 
 2. Petty, Giurgiu2.3 
 3. Jones, Hub Jets2.0 
 4. Henifin, Brisbane1.9 
 5. Mandache, Gaz M.1.8 
 6. Gennie, Pitesti1.7 
 7. Burrell, Giurgiu1.7 
 8. Barac, Pitesti1.7 
 9. Wallace, Farul Con.1.6 
 10. Lilov, Gaz Metan1.6 
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 



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Fedor LIKHOLITOV
  Volgograd
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Likholitov, Volgog.17.3 
 2. Makshantsev, Novo.16.1 
 3. Chernov, AltajBas.15.9 
 4. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.15.6 
 5. Monroe, Ural E.15.4 
 6. Boyko, Volgograd15.2 
 7. Komissarov, Volgo.14.2 
 8. Kachanko, TE.13.8 
 9. McGhee, Ural E.13.6 
 10. Podkolzin, Novosy.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fedor LIKHOLITOV
  Volgograd
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Likholitov, Volgog.12.1 
 2. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.8.3 
 3. Podkolzin, Novosyb.7.5 
 4. Varlamov, AltajBas.7.3 
 5. Vzdykhalkin, Ryaz.7.1 
 6. Pisarchuk, Sever.7.0 
 7. Makshantsev, Novo.6.9 
 8. Semerninov, Ruskon.6.7 
 9. Denison, Ataman6.6 
 10. Novikov, Sojuz Z.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anton GLAZUNOV
  Ural E.
  (182-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Glazunov, Ural E.5.5 
 2. Lekavicius, Univ.S.5.3 
 3. Tokarev, Novosybi.4.6 
 4. Chernov, AltajBas.4.5 
 5. Boyko, Volgograd4.4 
 6. Urazmanov, Dynamo4.1 
 7. Mateyunas, Ataman4.1 
 8. Amirkhanov, Ataman4.1 
 9. Anisimov, Novosybi.3.7 
 10. Vzdykhalkin, Rya.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Artur URAZMANOV
  Dynamo M.
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Urazmanov, Dynamo2.4 
 2. Zakamov, Novosybi.1.9 
 3. Mateyunas, Ataman1.9 
 4. Lekavicius, Univ.S.1.8 
 5. Glazunov, Ural E.1.7 
 6. Bartunov, Ryazan1.6 
 7. Zakharov, N.Nov.1.6 
 8. Lunev, AltajBasket1.6 
 9. Toropov, Avtodor1.5 
 10. Chernov, AltajBas.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy PONOSOV
  AltajBas.
  (220-C-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ponosov, AltajBas.1.4 
 2. Rindin, Univ.Surgut1.3 
 3. Denison, Ataman1.2 
 4. Likholitov, Volgog.1.2 
 5. Kondrashin, Sever.1.0 
 6. Varlamov, AltajBas.1.0 
 7. Gresev, Ruskon-M.1.0 
 8. Komarov, TE.0.9 
 9. Oveshkov, Planeta.0.9 
 10. Voron, Volgograd0.9 


Superleague Round 2 of 1/8 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Volgograd - Ataman 74-79 (0-2)

The guests were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 28-20 last quarter charge of Volgograd cut the lead to 79-74 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Volgograd helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Pavel Aleksandrov (196-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 7 assists. Ukrainian guard Pavel Agapov (198-79) contributed with 17 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots) for the winners. Four Ataman players scored in double figures. Ataman's coach Mikhail Karpenko allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Aleksandr Fomin (206-86, agency: Interperformances) replied with 19 points and 9 rebounds and the former international center Fedor Likholitov (210-80, college: VCU, agency: Alti Sport) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Volgograd.
Top scorers:
Volgograd: A.Fomin 19+9reb+1ast, F.Likholitov 15+5reb+1ast, V.Pichkurov 13+3reb+1ast, A.Voron 8+2reb+1ast, V.Boyko 8+4reb+5ast, D.Gerasymenko 4+2reb
Ataman: P.Agapov 17+2reb+1ast, P.Aleksandrov 12+3reb+7ast, D.Beliaev 11+1reb, D.Zagnoyko 11+2ast, A.Nesterov 10+4reb+2ast, A.Mateyunas 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 239540


Sojuz Zaretchny - Novosybirsk 75-86 (0-2)

Sojuz Zaretchny was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 29-11 third quarter run of Novosybirsk. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Sojuz Zaretchny's players. Guard Igor Novikov (192-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 assists. Guard Sergei Tokarev (190-85) contributed with 10 points and 6 assists for the winners. Novosybirsk's coach Sergei Kazarzhevsky allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Belarusian guard Maksim Shustau (188-86) replied with 23 points and forward Vyacheslav Sleta (205-89) added 11 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Sojuz Zaretchny. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Sojuz Zaretchny: M.Shustau 23+2reb+3ast, D.Novikov 15+6reb+2ast, V.Balyakin 12+2reb+1ast, V.Sleta 11+12reb+3ast, N.Zhmako 9+2reb, G.Andreev 3+5reb+2ast
Novosybirsk: I.Novikov 17+4reb+8ast, A.Sayapin 13+5reb+1ast, S.Makshantsev 12+4reb, S.Tokarev 10+4reb+6ast, V.Pronin 10+2reb+1ast, E.Shatokhin 7+7reb+4ast
gschID: 239538


AltajBasket - TEMP-SUMZ 76-75 (2-0)

The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 38-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by TEMP-SUMZ Revda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Dmitriy Poleschuk (198-85) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Sergey Chernov (187-86) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists during the contest. Forward Maksim Baranov (192-82) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and guard Dmitriy Kachanko (200-86) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Five TEMP-SUMZ Revda players scored in double figures. TEMP-SUMZ Revda's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
TEMP-SUMZ: M.Baranov 21+5reb+2ast, D.Kachanko 17+8reb+3ast, A.Komarov 11+6reb+5ast, S.Khlopov 10+1reb+1ast, A.Tsvetkov 10+3reb+6ast, I.Pavlov 4+3reb+2ast
AltajBasket: D.Poleschuk 24+6reb, S.Chernov 19+4reb+4ast, S.Varlamov 10+10reb+3ast, V.Gladyshev 9+5reb+4ast, E.Gorev 8+2reb, A.Lunev 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 239537


Ryazan - Dynamo MO 81-77 (1-1)

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-19. But Dynamo Moscow won third quarter 23-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dynamo Moscow was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Oleg Bartunov (197-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) notched 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort and guard Dramir Zibirov (188-86) supported him with 21 points. Four Ryazan players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds by guard Aleksei Savkov (196-79, agency: Alti Sport) did not help to save the game for Dynamo Moscow. Guard Gleb Plotnikov (190-91, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points for the guests. Dynamo Moscow's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Dynamo MO: A.Savkov 21+12reb+3ast, G.Plotnikov 13+2reb+2ast, E.Karpeko 11+4reb, V.Belov 9+4reb, A.Urazmanov 8+1reb+1ast, A.Korchagin 6+1reb+1ast
Ryazan: D.Zibirov 21+2reb+3ast, O.Bartunov 17+6reb+4ast, V.Uskov 13+3reb+1ast, N.Stepanenkov 11+6reb+1ast, A.Vzdykhalkin 7+5reb+3ast, M.Polyakov 5+6reb
gschID: 239536


Planeta-Univ. - Avtodor 75-65 (1-1)

The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 10 points. The best player for the winners was power forward Anton Dudukin (209-86) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Aleksandr Amelin (184-88) chipped in 16 points. Planeta-Univ.'s coach Vyacheslav Merzlyakov used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Ivan Strebkov (192-91) produced 23 points and 4 assists and center Artem Klimenko (214-94) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Avtodor: I.Strebkov 23+4reb+4ast, A.Klimenko 11+5reb, S.Toropov 8+6reb, A.Pushkin 7+1ast, I.Gusev 6+2reb+1ast, A.Karpukhin 5+1reb
Planeta-Univ.: A.Dudukin 17+6reb, A.Amelin 16+2ast, I.Gavrilov 9+1reb+1ast, A.Petukhov 8+7reb+3ast, S.Zinchenko 7+3reb+2ast, I.Suhinin 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 239535


Severstal - Ural Ekaterinb. 42-86 (0-2)

The game without a history. Ural Ekaterinburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Severstal to just 6 points in first quarter. Ural Ekaterinburg made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while Severstal only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Severstal 47-28 including a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Anton Glazunov (182-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Dmitriy Arteshin (200-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four Ural Ekaterinburg players scored in double figures. Guard Evgeniy Chebanenko (194-92) replied with 10 points and Tamirlan Bekkiev (204-92) added 10 points in the effort for Severstal.
Top scorers:
Severstal: T.Bekkiev 10+3reb+1ast, E.Chebanenko 10+4reb+2ast, A.Pisarchuk 9+5reb, A.Shirkin 5+5reb, S.Zakharov 5+5reb+4ast, V.Nikolaev 3+1reb+1ast
Ural Ekaterinb.: A.Glazunov 23+2reb+2ast, A.McGhee 14+3reb+2ast, A.Dedushkin 11+8reb, D.Arteshin 10+14reb+2ast, A.Fedyushin 8+10reb+4ast, M.Dybovskiy 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 239534


Spartak V. - Ruskon-Mord. 69-82 (1-1)

Ruskon-Mordovia forced 20 Spartak Vidnoye turnovers and outrebounded them 46-31 including a 33-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Spartak Vidnoye helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Fedor Klyuchnikov (192-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Forward Stanislav Sotnikov (200-85, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Ruskon-Mordovia players scored in double figures. Andrey Loginov (204-93) replied with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Vladislav Trushkin (201-93) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Spartak Vidnoye.
Top scorers:
Spartak V.: A.Loginov 16+6reb+4ast, V.Trushkin 13+5reb+3ast, A.Chernysh 10+4reb+1ast, M.Bychkov 9+1reb+4ast, D.Pastukhov 6+5reb+2ast, S.Makushkin 6+5reb
Ruskon-Mord.: S.Sotnikov 17+7reb+3ast, F.Klyuchnikov 17+8reb+6ast, N.Gresev 15+7reb+1ast, A.Kuznetsov 12+6reb+1ast, A.Varnakov 10+4reb, P.Krykov 7+2reb
gschID: 239539



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Jankovic number one in Serbian B League for round 26 - by Eurobasket News

Center Milos Jankovic (203-C-94) had an amazing evening in the last round for Mladost Cacak, receiving a Eurobasket.com B League Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 18-year old player had a double-double of 40 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Partizan II (11-15) 81-72. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Mladost Cacak is placed at 11th position in Serbian B League. Mladost Cacak is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-15 record. Jankovic has many years of experience at Mladost Cacak, through which he has constantly improved. Milos Jankovic has solid league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 11.3rpg. Jankovic is in league's top in and averages impressive 58.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Nikola Pavlovic of Mladost Zemun. Pavlovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Mladost Zemun was edged by the higher-ranked Crnokosa (#2, 17-9) 96-93. Mladost Zemun managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 13-13 record is not bad and everything may still change. Pavlovic is a newcomer at Mladost Zemun, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#4). He also registered 6.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Goran Huskic (210-C-92) of Radnicki OB (#10). Huskic got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . He was a key player of Radnicki OB, leading his team to a 74-71 win against the lower-ranked Plana (#13, 9-17). The chances of Radnicki OB ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 15 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Huskic could help Radnicki OB to bring them higher in the standings. Huskic has a very solid season. In 6 games in Serbia he scored 20.3ppg. He also has 10.0rpg, 3.2spg, 2.0bpg, FGP: 50.7% and 3PT: 42.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Slobodan Gugleta (C-83) of Zeleznicar - 19 points and 9 rebounds
5. Mladen Djordjevic (187-G-94) of Partizan II - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Vojkan Milincic (195-SG-87) of Napredak K. - 11 points and 10 rebounds
7. Radmilo Mojsilovic) of Napredak A. - 26 points and 2 rebounds
8. Ivan Djurovic) of Meridiana NS - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Igor Djukovic) of Beovuk 72 - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Bojan Stanojevic (205-C-88) of Crnokosa - 16 points and 10 rebounds

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



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  SLOVENIA   

Standings - 1A

Telemach Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Krka 8-0 
 2. Un.Olimpija 6-2 
 3. Maribor Messer 4-4 
 4. Zlatorog 2-6 
 5. Helios 2-6 
 6. Tajfun 2-6 
Places 7-12
 1. Rogaska 16-11 
 2. Elektra 12-15 
 3. Polzela 12-15 
 4. Geoplin Slovan 11-16 
 5. Grosuplje 10-17 
 6. LTHcast Mercator 7-20 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 9

Places 1-6

Apr. 23: Tajfun - Krka 79-92
Apr. 23: Maribor Messer - Helios 76-84
Apr. 23: Un.Olimpija - Zlatorog 76-70

Places 7-12

Apr. 23: Elektra - LTHcast Mercator 85-80
Apr. 23: Grosuplje - Rogaska 77-70
Apr. 23: Geoplin Slovan - Polzela 66-78

Second Stage: Round 10

Places 1-6

Apr. 26: Maribor Messer - Un.Olimpija
Apr. 26: Krka - Zlatorog
Apr. 26: Helios - Tajfun
Apr. 30: Zlatorog - Helios
Apr. 30: Un.Olimpija - Krka
Apr. 30: Tajfun - Maribor Messer

Places 7-12

Apr. 26: Rogaska - Elektra
Apr. 26: Polzela - Grosuplje
Apr. 26: LTHcast Mercator - Geoplin Slovan


Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Sasa ZAGORAC
  Grosuplje
  (205-F/C-84)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Zagorac, Grosuplje17.5 
 2. Jagodnik, Polzela17.2 
 3. Abramovic, LTHcas.17.1 
 4. Robertson, Polzela15.4 
 5. Udrih, Zlatorog15.4 
 6. Span, Geoplin Slov.15.2 
 7. Tomic, Rogaska15.0 
 8. Pelko, Maribor14.8 
 9. Mlakar, Geoplin14.3 
 10. Miljkovic, Rogaska14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Polzela
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Bristol, Polzela10.7 
 2. Collins, Elektra8.0 
 3. Miljkovic, Rogaska7.8 
 4. Zimic, Tajfun7.3 
 5. Zagorac, Grosuplje7.1 
 6. Jagodnik, Polzela6.9 
 7. Jakhel Kolar., LTH.6.5 
 8. Mijovic, Rogaska6.3 
 9. Martin, Polzela6.3 
 10. Primorac, Tajfun6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Polzela
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Vujasinovic, Polze.5.8 
 2. Jovanovic, Maribo.5.7 
 3. Tomic, Rogaska5.0 
 4. Zagorc, Elektra4.2 
 5. Antonijevic, Grosu.4.0 
 6. Mocnik, Helios4.0 
 7. Mlakar, Geoplin3.9 
 8. Kostomaj, Rogaska3.8 
 9. Ferme, Tajfun3.8 
 10. Brolih, Tajfun3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Samo UDRIH
  Zlatorog
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Udrih, Zlatorog2.0 
 2. Tomic, Rogaska1.8 
 3. Lapornik, Zlatorog1.8 
 4. Robertson, Polzela1.6 
 5. Tomic, Geoplin Slo.1.6 
 6. Mlakar, Geoplin1.5 
 7. Petrovic, Geopli.1.5 
 8. Vujasinovic, Polze.1.5 
 9. Span, Geoplin Slov.1.5 
 10. Zadnik, Zlatorog1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Polzela
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bristol, Polzela2.5 
 2. Tratnik, Grosuplje1.9 
 3. Collins, Elektra1.7 
 4. Zimic, Tajfun1.2 
 5. Martin, Polzela1.1 
 6. Majstorovic, Helios1.0 
 7. Buda, Geoplin Slov.0.9 
 8. Miljkovic, Rogaska0.7 
 9. Robertson, Polzela0.6 
 10. Jakhel Kolar., LT.0.6 


Olimpija rallies from 15-point defcit to beat Zlatorog - by Zeljko Zule

Maribor Messer-Helios 76-84: After almost erasing an 18-point second quarter deficit, Maribor could not complete the comeback. Maribor commited 13 turnovers in the first half and trailed 22-40. They cut the deficit to one, 73-74, with 2:56 into the game. Gregor Hrovat (196-G-94) grabbed a missed free throw by Nikola Gacesa (205-F-87, college: TCU) and scored to give Helios a 77-73 lead with 1:21 remaining. Esmir Rizvic (213-C-82, college: Texas Tech) made a jumper for Maribor, but Damir Rancic (199-G-83) then hit a crucial 3-pointer to expand Helios's lead to 80-75 with 49 seconds left. Rancic came off the bench for game-high 22 points on shooting 6-of-8 behind the 3-point line, Gregor Hrovat added 13 points, Djordje Majstorovic (209-C/F-90) scored 12 points and Jure Mocnik (185-PG-85) and Nikola Gacesa both had 10 points. Helios shot better from 3-point range (63 percent, 12-19) than from 2-point range (52 percent, 16-31). Maribor was led by Esmir Rizvic with his 20 points, Jure Pelko (190-G-90) netted 14 points, Elvis Sarkinovic (195-G/F-85) 12 and Bojan Jovanovic (186-G-82) collected 10 points and 7 rebounds.
Union Olimpija-Zlatorog 76-70: Zlatorog opened the game with a 20-5 run, but Olimpija responded with a 28-6 run to take a lead 33-26 and never looked back from there. Olimpija cut the deficit to 17-22, before went on a 16-2 run spanning the first and second quarters. They had their largest lead of the game at 58-45 late in the third period. Dino Muric (200-F-90) finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds, Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) scored 17 points, Luka Rupnik (185-PG-93) added 12 and Jasmin Perkovic (205-F-80, agency: Court Side) poured in 10 points. Zlatorog was led by Samo Udrih (195-G-79) with his 20 points, Luka Lapornik (195-G-88) posted 16 points and Ante Djugum (211-C-88, agency: Court Side) 12.
Tajfun Sentjur-Krka 79-92: The game saw just one lead change, which came with 34 seconds left in the second quarter. At that point, Uros Lucic (207-C-83) made a free-throw for a one-point Krka's lead, 38-39. After leading 77-73 midway through the final quarter, Krka scored 8 straight points to push its advantage to 85-73 with 2:47 remaining. Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) scored 17 points, Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) 15, Matjaz Smodis (205-F-79) 12 and Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) 10. Krka outrebounded Tajfun 40-25, picking up 16 offensive boards. Tajfun shot better from 3-point range (52 percent, 12-23) than from 2-point range (49 percent, 18-37). Mladen Primorac (210-C-90) posted 20 points before he fouled out, Stanko Sebic (204-F/C-84) scored 18 points and Primoz Brolih (185-G-81) added 12.




Muric number one in Slovenia for round 9 - by Eurobasket News

Former international forward Dino Muric (200-F-90) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Un.Olimpija, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old player had a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Zlatorog (#4, 2-6) 76-70. Un.Olimpija maintains the 2nd position in Slovenian Telemach League. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Second Stage. Un.Olimpija will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Muric has many years of experience at Un.Olimpija, through which he has constantly improved. Dino Muric averages this season 13.6ppg and 8.5rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Kervin Bristol (208-F-88) of Polzela. Bristol had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Polzela cruised to a 78-66 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Geoplin Slovan (#-2, 11-16). This victory allowed Polzela to move up to -3th position in Places 7-12. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-15 record. Bristol is one of the most experienced players at Polzela and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian forward Milos Miljkovic (204-F/C-84) of Rogaska (#-5). Miljkovic scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Miljkovic's great performance Rogaska lost 70-77 to #-1 ranked Grosuplje. 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 Rogaska needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Places 7-12. Their record is 16 victories and 11 lost games. Miljkovic has a great season in Slovenia. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.8rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Robert Abramovic (185-G-88) of LTHcast Mercator - 28 points and 4 rebounds
5. Mensud Julevic (200-PF-85) of Elektra - 21 points and 8 rebounds
6. Andrej Podvrsnik (186-G-87) of Elektra - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Mladen Primorac (210-C-90) of Tajfun - 20 points and 7 rebounds
8. Gregor Jakhel Kolarevic (208-F/C-88) of LTHcast Mercator - 16 points and 6 rebounds
9. Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) of Krka - 17 points and 6 rebounds
10. Jan Span (189-PG-92) of Geoplin Slovan - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Miller, Boras21.6 
 2. Dugat, LF Basket20.4 
 3. Palm, Boras19.2 
 4. Sigurdarson, Sunds.17.9 
 5. Cuffee, Sundsvall17.5 
 6. Wesby, Sundsvall17.5 
 7. Ruach, Nassjo17.3 
 8. Augustus, 0817.1 
 9. Castle, Eco Orebro17.0 
 10. Oglesby, Boras16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.1 
 2. Palm, Boras9.6 
 3. Simms, Sodertalje9.6 
 4. Wright, Uppsala8.8 
 5. Walker, Nassjo8.6 
 6. McKnight, Boras8.1 
 7. Lalugba, Jamtland7.5 
 8. Johnson, Solna7.4 
 9. Santee, Eco Orebro7.2 
 10. Igbavboa, LF Bas.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 James MILLER
  Boras
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Miller, Boras6.1 
 2. Castle, Eco Orebro5.7 
 3. Dugat, LF Basket4.8 
 4. Jackson, Uppsala4.5 
 5. Hellgren, Jamtland4.3 
 6. Ermolinskij, Norrk.4.3 
 7. Levin, Solna4.3 
 8. Jeromanovs, Norrk.4.1 
 9. Carter, Wildcats4.1 
 10. Ahonen, Solna4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Henry DUGAT
  LF Basket
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dugat, LF Basket2.0 
 2. Ruach, Nassjo2.0 
 3. Stefanovic, 081.9 
 4. Mbemba, 081.8 
 5. Carter, Wildcats1.8 
 6. Castle, Eco Orebro1.8 
 7. Jeromanovs, Norrk.1.6 
 8. McKnight, Boras1.6 
 9. Ilunga, 081.6 
 10. Walker, Nassjo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Simms, Sodertalje1.9 
 2. Augustus, 081.7 
 3. Hughes, B.Bystrica1.6 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.1.5 
 5. Henderson, LF Ba.1.3 
 6. Palm, Boras1.3 
 7. Wright, Uppsala1.3 
 8. Brown, 081.1 
 9. Johnson, Solna1.0 
 10. Reed, LF Basket0.9 


Sundsvall remain alive in Basketligan Finals - by Eurobasket News

Sundsvall - Sodertalje 80-75 (1-2)

Sundsvall remain alive in Basketligan Finals after a 80:75 win in Game 3. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 35-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sundsvall Dragons had a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Alex Wesby (198-80, college: Temple, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Icelandic forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Kenneth Simms (203-86, college: Cumberland) who recorded 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Bosnian forward Toni Bizaca (202-82) added 16 points respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Sundsvall: H.Baeringsson 18+7reb+3ast, A.Wesby 16+8reb+5ast, T.Liden 14+6reb+3ast, M.Cuffee 13+9reb+2ast, A.Gaddefors 11+2reb+1ast, J.Sigurdarson 6+1reb+5ast
Sodertalje: T.Bizaca 16+3reb, K.Simms 14+9reb+1ast, T.Borg 12+4reb+1ast, M.Pahlmblad 12+3reb, J.Roberson 12+4ast, J.Andersson 6+2reb
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Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Mersin
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Karadeniz, Mersin21.0 
 2. Stanojevic, TED K.18.6 
 3. Burtt, Avtodor17.9 
 4. Penney, TED K.17.6 
 5. Henderson, Erdemir16.9 
 6. Lewis, Antalya16.0 
 7. Dorsey, Gaziantep15.8 
 8. Theodore, Antalya15.8 
 9. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.5 
 10. Chalmers, Aliaga14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Gaziantep
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Dorsey, Gaziantep12.4 
 2. Yucel, TED K.10.5 
 3. Francis, Aliaga10.2 
 4. Elonu, Tofas7.7 
 5. Stimac, Banvit BK7.7 
 6. Prince, Mersin7.1 
 7. Parakhouski, Olin6.9 
 8. Aldemir, Galatasar.6.9 
 9. Karadeniz, Mersin6.4 
 10. Dagli, Galatasaray6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Woodside, TED K.6.3 
 2. Brown, Turk T.5.1 
 3. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.7 
 4. Collins, Gaziantep4.7 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.5 
 6. Theodore, Antalya4.5 
 7. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.4 
 8. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 9. Burtt, Avtodor4.2 
 10. Farmar, Anadolu4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Antalya
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Theodore, Antalya1.8 
 2. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 3. Prince, Mersin1.7 
 4. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 5. Shumpert, Aliaga1.4 
 6. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
 7. Ermis, Fener.Ulker1.3 
 8. Lewis, Antalya1.3 
 9. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
 10. Brown, Turk T.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.7 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.3 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 4. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 5. Elonu, Tofas1.0 
 6. Aminu, Karsiyaka0.9 
 7. Erden, Anadolu Ef.0.8 
 8. Besok, Hacettepe0.8 
 9. Vidmar, Besiktas0.8 
 10. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 



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Standings

UBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Ohio H.G. 11-3 
 2. Lancaster A. 7-6 
 3. Dayton K. 6-9 
 4. Cincinnati S. 6-12 
Southern
 1. Georgia P. 17-1 
 2. GIE Maile M. 12-6 
 3. Georgia S. 8-8 
 4. S.Generals 5-11 
 5. Atlanta T. 3-12 
Western
 1. Cleveland H. 13-4 
 2. Houston E. 11-3 
 3. N.Texas F. 11-7 
 4. Texas C. 5-12 
 5. Dallas G. 2-14 
Dleague
 1. Team Japan 3-4 
 2. Lonestar S. 2-5 
 3. Austin K. 0-1 
 4. Atlanta A. 0-1 
 5. Queen City G. 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 15

Apr. 20: GIE Maile M. - Georgia S. 82-81
Apr. 20: N.Texas F. - Cleveland H. 67-65
Apr. 21: N.Texas F. - Cleveland H. 67-65
Apr. 20: Georgia P. - S.Generals 123-114
Apr. 21: Georgia P. - Georgia S. 116-107
Apr. 21: Houston E. - Texas C. 110-90
Apr. 21: Ohio H.G. - Dayton K. 110-100
Apr. 21: Cincinnati S. - Lancaster A. 102-98

Regular Season: Round 16

Apr. 27: Houston E. - N.Texas F.
Apr. 27: Texas C. - Dallas G.
Apr. 27: Georgia P. - Georgia S.
Apr. 27: GIE Maile M. - Atlanta T.
Apr. 28: S.Generals - GIE Maile M.
Apr. 28: Lonestar S. - Cleveland H.


URBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jermaine BARNES
  (194-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Barnes, GIE M.27.3 
 2. Antoine, Georgia S.25.1 
 3. Vanlandingha., S.G.23.8 
 4. Morris, Houston E.23.1 
 5. Tairu, Kavala23.0 
 6. Bowdy, N.Texas F.22.7 
 7. Allen, Georgia P.21.7 
 8. Brown, S.Generals21.3 
 9. Bryant, Texas C.20.3 
 10. Abraham, Once C.20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terence MORRIS
  (208-F-79)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Morris, Houston E.14.6 
 2. Kelly, GIE M.13.5 
 3. Abraham, Once C.10.4 
 4. Briggs, Cleveland10.3 
 5. Eichelberger, Geor.10.2 
 6. Chase, GIE M.10.2 
 7. Morton, Georgia P.10.2 
 8. Turner, Georgia P.10.1 
 9. Bennett, Georgia S.10.1 
 10. Pojah, Houston E.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 DeAndre BRAY
  (168-G-85)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Bray, Georgia P.11.3 
 2. Barnes, GIE M.6.9 
 3. Mardis, Houston E.6.9 
 4. De La Cruz, S.Gen.6.6 
 5. Belton, S.Generals6.3 
 6. Ragsdale, GIE M.6.2 
 7. Okada, Team Japan5.8 
 8. Morris, Houston E.5.7 
 9. Turner, Texas C.5.2 
 10. Vanlandingha., S..5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Quin HUMPHREY
  (194-G/F-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Humphrey, GIE M.4.3&