EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/5/2013 4:04:01 AMCopyright © 1997-2013 Eurobasket
|Stats Leaders - NBL
|Standings - ABA
Regular Season: Round 4
Apr. 6: Hume City - Melbourne
Apr. 6: Diamond V.E. - Corio Bay
Apr. 6: Eltham W. - Bulleen B.
Apr. 6: Ringwood H. - Waverley F.
Apr. 6: Werribee - Sherbrooke S.
Apr. 6: S.Adelaide P. - N.Adelaide R.
Apr. 6: Norwood F. - Southern T.
Apr. 6: Sturt S. - C.District L.
Apr. 6: W.Adelaide B. - Forestville E.
Apr. 6: Woodville W. - Eastern M.
Apr. 5: Perth R. - Stirling S.
Apr. 5: Perry Lakes H. - Cockburn C.
Apr. 6: Geraldton B. - Kalamunda E.S.
Apr. 6: Goldfield G. - Willetton T.
Apr. 6: East Perth E. - SW Slammers
Apr. 6: Cockburn C. - Wanneroo W.
Apr. 7: Mandurah M. - Rockingham F.
Apr. 7: Lakeside L. - Perth R.
Apr. 3: Ballarat M. - Bendigo B. 89-86
Apr. 5: Hobart C. - Sandringham S.
Apr. 5: Mt Gambier - Knox R.
Apr. 5: Frankston B. - Bendigo B.
Apr. 5: Geelong S. - Kilsyth C.
Apr. 6: Canberra G. - Ballarat M.
Apr. 6: Dandenong - Geelong S.
Apr. 6: Brisbane S. - Nunawading S.
Apr. 6: NW Tasmania - Sandringham S.
Apr. 6: Kilsyth C. - Albury W.B.
Apr. 7: Knox R. - Albury W.B.
Apr. 6: Bankstown B. - Illawarra H.
Apr. 6: Colonial Hotel - Norths Bears
Apr. 6: Hills H. - Cent.Coast C.
Apr. 6: Newcastle H. - Parramatta W.
Apr. 6: Sutherland S. - Manly Warr.
Apr. 6: Sydney C. - Hornsby S.
Apr. 7: Manly Warr. - Hills H.
Apr. 7: Maitland M. - Sydney C.
Regular Season: Round 14
Apr. 3: Issa Town - Al Hala 91-83
Apr. 1: Muharraq - Sitra 83-64
Apr. 3: Hidd - Al Ahli 67-79
Apr. 2: Samaheej - Nuwaidrat 64-68
Apr. 1: Al Najma - Al Manama 64-112
Apr. 2: Al Ittihad - Bahrain Club 62-48
Regular Season: Round 15
Apr. 5: Nuwaidrat - Al Najma
Apr. 5: Bahrain Club - Al Manama
Apr. 6: Samaheej - Issa Town
Apr. 6: Hidd - Al Ittihad
Apr. 7: Al Hala - Sitra
Apr. 7: Muharraq - Al Ahli
Second Stage: Round 6
Apr. 4: Kavala - Kumanovo 95-62
Apr. 4: Galil Gilboa - Rilski Sportist 84-85
Apr. 3: Teodo Tivat - Levski Sofia 72-88
Semi-Finals: Round 1
Apr. 19: Galil Gilboa - Kumanovo
Apr. 19: Levski Sofia - Rilski Sportist
|Standings - BIH League
Second Stage: Round 2
Apr. 2: Radnik B. - Capljina 76-66
Apr. 3: Siroki WWin - Igokea
Apr. 3: Mladost - Bosna
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|Standings - D2 Leagues
|Stats Leaders - CBA
|Standings - Division A
Finals: Round 3
Apr. 2: AEK - Apoel 76-74
Finals: Round 4
Apr. 5: Apoel - AEK
|Div.A stats leaders
|Standings - NBL
Second Stage: Round 8
Apr. 3: NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 95-75
Apr. 3: BK Decin - BK Pardubice 89-73
Apr. 3: BK Prostejov - CEZ Nymburk 71-96
Apr. 3: J.Hradec - B&W Opava 88-96
Apr. 3: USK Praha - Chomutov 86-74
Apr. 3: Usti n/Labem - Svitavy 82-77
Second Stage: Round 9
Apr. 6: BK Decin - BK Prostejov
Apr. 6: BK Pardubice - NH Ostrava
Apr. 6: BC Kolin - CEZ Nymburk
|Stats Leaders - NBL
|Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Regular Season: Round 69
Apr. 4: Iowa E. - Tulsa 66ers 118-112 2OT
Apr. 3: Los Angeles D. - Canton C. 114-109
Apr. 3: Austin T. - Springfield A. 112-103
Regular Season: Round 70
Apr. 5: Erie Bay H. - Maine RC
Apr. 5: Sioux Falls S. - Ft.Wayne MA
Apr. 5: Rio Grande VV - Austin T.
Apr. 5: Texas L. - Springfield A.
Apr. 5: Idaho S. - Los Angeles D.
Apr. 5: Bakersfield J. - Santa Cruz W.
Apr. 5: Reno B. - Canton C.
Top 16: Round 14
Apr. 4: Zalgiris - Brose Bask. 90-81
Apr. 4: Real Madrid - Anadolu Efes 86-66
Apr. 4: Panathinaikos - CSKA 63-69
Apr. 4: Unicaja - ALBA 55-68
Apr. 4: Olympiacos - Khimky 79-70
Apr. 4: Caja Laboral - Montepaschi 76-64
Apr. 4: FCB Regal - Maccabi T-A 74-71
Apr. 5: Besiktas - Fener.Ulker
|Stats Leaders - Division I
|Stats Leaders - ProA
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|Stats Leaders - N1
|Standings - Division II
|Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
|Stats Leaders - A1
|Standings - A Division
Second Stage: Round 5
Apr. 3: Jaszberenyi - Kaposvari 93-96
Apr. 3: Szolnok - Albacomp 75-70
Apr. 3: Kormend - Atomeromu 67-93
Apr. 3: Soproni - ZTE KK 71-68
Second Stage: Round 6
Apr. 6: Albacomp - Kormend
Apr. 6: Szolnok - Jaszberenyi
Apr. 6: Atomeromu - Kaposvari
Apr. 6: Falco-Szova - Marso NYKK
Apr. 6: PVSK Pannon - Szedeak
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|Hlynur Baeringsson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games
- by Eurobasket Center
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Icelandic players, who play currently abroad.
Other top Icelandic players, who play abroad:
Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92) plays for Assignia Manresa in Spanish ACB
Axel Karason (194-SF-83) plays for Vaerlose in Danish Ligaen
Gudni Valentinusson (204-C-85) plays for Aarhus BC in Danish Ligaen
|Standings - IBL
Regular Season: Round 42
Apr. 4: Garuda - Bimasakti 87-60
Apr. 4: CLS Knights - Satya Wacana 86-67
Apr. 4: Pelita Jaya - Stadium Jak. 83-69
Apr. 4: Dell Aspac - Tonga BSC 110-66
Regular Season: Round 43
Apr. 5: NSH GMC Riau - Garuda
Apr. 5: Satria Muda - Dell Aspac
Apr. 5: Hangtuah - Pacific Caesar
|Donnie McGrath selected the top Irish playing abroad in last week's games
- by Eurobasket Center
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Irish who are currently playing abroad.
The list of other players, who all have Irish passport but never been selected to any of Irish national teams:
#1. Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Brose Baskets Bamberg's victory against the league outsider LTi 46ers (4-24) crushing them 105-54 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Ogilvy also added 3 blocks in 20 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Brose Baskets Bamberg (22-5) is placed first in the BBL. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Ogilvy has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.3bpg in the three games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and Irish.
#2. Levon Kendall (209-F-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain) led Blusens Monbus to a 2-point victory against the closely-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (15-12) 72-70 in the Spanish ACB last Saturday. Kendall scored 14 points and blocked 2 blocks. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (14-13) is placed eighth in the ACB. Kendall has relatively good stats this season: 12.3ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Irish.
#3. Will Hanley (200-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help one of league's weakest teams Valencia Basket (16-11) to beat Regal FC Barcelona (18-9). Hanley scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 10 minutes. It was his first game for Valencia Basket this season. Valencia Basket was crushed 94-62 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC Barcelona. It was Valencia Basket's first loss after three consecutive victories. Hanley is a naturalized American. Strangely he has never played in Ireland.
Other top Irish players, who play abroad:
Conor Grace (210-F-82) plays for LF Basket in Swedish Basketligan
Mihajlo Pesic (206-F/C-81) plays for AEL in Cypriot Division A
Damian Matacz (205-C-79) plays for Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves in Australian State League
Maurice Carter (191-G-74) plays for Chicago Fury in the ABA
Tony McCrory (199-G/F-77) plays for Starwings in Swiss LNA
Brian McCotter (186-G-84) plays for Northumbria in British EBL D1
James Kelly (183-PG-87) plays for Derbyshire Arrows in British EBL D2
Franklin Saunders (206-C-86) plays for Mansfield Giants Basketball Club in British EBL D2
Notice: The list above includes only some of the Irish playing currently abroad. Go to Irish Abroad Page to see completed list.
|Standings - National League
Regular Season: Round 24
Apr. 2: Macc.B.Yaakov - Elitzur Yavne 96-88
Apr. 2: Hapoel Afula - Kiryat Tivon 96-62
Apr. 2: Ironi Ramat Gan - Hapoel Kazrin 95-73
Apr. 2: Hapoel K/S - Maccabi K/B 82-70
Apr. 2: Maccabi K/G - Elitzur Ramla 78-80
Apr. 2: Ironi Nahariya - Ironi K-A 72-94
Apr. 4: Hod Hasharon - Ironi Nes-Ziona 71-78
Regular Season: Round 25
Apr. 9: Hod Hasharon - Hapoel K/S
Apr. 9: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Ironi Nahariya
Apr. 9: Ironi K-A - Maccabi K/G
Apr. 9: Elitzur Ramla - Ironi Ramat Gan
Apr. 9: Hapoel Kazrin - Macc.B.Yaakov
Apr. 9: Elitzur Yavne - Hapoel Afula
Apr. 9: Kiryat Tivon - Maccabi K/B
|Stats Leaders - National League
|Omri Casspi selected the top Israeli playing abroad in last week's games
- by Eurobasket Center
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Israeli players, who play currently abroad.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Israeli passport:
#1. Guy Aud (188-G-89, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Finke Baskets' surprising victory against the fourth-ranked BG Karlsruhe (16-7) 84-73 in the German ProA (second division) in Thursday night's game. Aud scored 9 points and added 6 assists in 32 minutes. Finke Baskets Paderborn (12-18) is placed 13th in the ProA. The Regular Season already ended. Aud is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 5.5apg. He also averaged so far 9.6ppg and 2.8rpg in the 28 games he played so far. Aud has a dual citizenship: Israeli and German. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.
Other top Israeli players, who play abroad:
Eliav Moshiashvili (200-SF-94) plays for MIA in Georgian Superleague
Jason Thomas (191-G-82) plays for Boras Basket in Swedish Basketligan
Joshua Reisman (188-G-82) plays for Lechugueros in Mexican LNBP
Guy Parselani (217-C-78) plays for The San Diego Surf in the ABA
Gil Sobol (201-C-93) plays for Fraport Skyliners II in German ProB
Haran Shifman (183-G-84) plays for Polonia in Polish 1Liga
Shawn Weinstein (186-G-85) plays for Barako Bull in Filipino PBA
Or Sela (180-PG-84) plays for Charlottenburg in German Regionalliga
Notice: The list above includes only some of the Israeli playing currently abroad. Go to Israeli Abroad Page to see completed list.
|Stats Leaders - Lega2
|Roy Hibbert's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Jamaicans playing currently abroad
- by Eurobasket Center
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Jamaican players, who play currently abroad.
The list of other players, who all have Jamaican passport but never been selected to any of Jamaican national teams:
#1. Experienced Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St., currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A could not help Bejjeh (6-19) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Bejjeh was defeated 98-92 at home by the higher-ranked Amchit (#6). Williams was the top scorer with 37 points. He also added 7 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 3 balls. It's Williams' first season with the team. Williams is ranked seventh on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (fourth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Williams averages: 23.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 5.8apg and 2.4spg. He is a naturalized American.
#2. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan, currently plays in Romania) led CSM Bucuresti to a victory over the league outsider CS Dinamo Bucuresti (1-29) 92-81 in a derby game in the Romanian Liga Nationala in Friday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Shepherd scored 24 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. CS Municipal Bucuresti (18-12) is placed eighth in the Liga Nationala. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Shepherd is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). This season he has very high stats. Shepherd averages: 19.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.2apg and 1.7spg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.
#3. Sherman Gay (201-PF-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in France) was the major contributor in a Le Portel's victory against the 16th-ranked Saint Vallier (9-20) crushing them 103-75 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. He scored 24 points and blocked 2 blocks. ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale (19-10) is placed fourth in the ProB. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Gay belongs to league's best blockers and is ranked #2. This season he has very high stats. Gay averages: 16.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.7bpg. He is a naturalized American.
#4. Bryan Bailey (185-SG-80, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL was not able to help BBC Bayreuth (11-17) in their last game. Despite Bailey's good performance BBC Bayreuth lost 82-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#10) Walter Tigers. He scored 13 points and added 4 assists in 29 minutes. It was BBC Bayreuth's third consecutive loss in a row. Bailey has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.7apg in the 27 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American.
#5. Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL was not able to secure a victory for TBB Trier (13-15) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Bucknor's good performance TBB Trier was defeated 81-77 in Oldenburg by the second-ranked EWE Baskets. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Bucknor's overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg and 2.8rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and Canadian.
#6. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham, currently plays in Germany), who plays in the German BBL couldn't help New Yorker Phantoms (11-17) in their last game. Despite Anderson's good performance New Yorker Phantoms was badly defeated 102-83 in Hagen by the much higher-ranked (#7) Phoenix. He scored 11 points and added 3 assists in 32 minutes. This year Anderson's overall stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.6apg in the 16 games. He has both Canadian and Jamaican nationalities.
#7. Garry Gallimore (192-G-84, currently plays in Romania) contributed to a 1-point Timisoara's victory against the 14th-ranked CS Farul Constanta 73-72 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Tuesday. He scored 6 points in 21 minutes. This year Gallimore's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.8apg in the 16 games. Similarly like Anderson and Bucknor above he also holds two passports: Jamaican and Canadian. Despite Gallimore's Jamaican nationality, he previously played for the Canadian university national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Jamaican team.
#8. Omari Johnson (205-F-89, college: Oregon St., currently plays in NBLCanada) contributed to a Summerside Storm's victory against the Windsor Express 109-103 in the NBL Canada on Tuesday night. Johnson recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 3 assists and 2 blocks. Johnson's overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.8apg. He is a naturalized American.
|Standings - Premier League
Top 4: Round 4
Top 4: Round 5
Apr. 5: ASU - Al Riyadi
Apr. 5: Ittihad Schools - Kulliyeh
Regular Season: Round 50
Apr. 3: Al Kuwait - Al Qadsia 90-83
Apr. 3: Al Sulaibikhat - Al Yarmook 87-99
Apr. 3: Al Tadhamon - Al Shabab 68-79
Apr. 3: Al Nasar - Kazma 64-84
|Davis Bertans selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games
- by Eurobasket Center
We bring you last week's top performances from Latvians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.
#11. Former international center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked TTU crushing them 81-61 in the Estonian KML last Tuesday. Grafs had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 12 rebounds in 27 minutes. Grafs is currently seventh on the list of best rebounders with 7.2rpg. This year he also averages: 11.9ppg and 1.3apg in the 27 games. Grafs used to play for the Latvian national team three years ago.
#12. Former international guard Kristaps Valters (190-81, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's surprising victory against the fifth-ranked Gescrap BB 90-82 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. He scored 11 points. Valters has averaged so far 9.4ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.9apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2009.
#13. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (210-88, currently plays in Italy) helped Sutor Montegranaro win their game against the league outsider Angelico Biella 86-73 in the Italian SerieA in Monday night's game. Freimanis recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. He has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 3.3rpg in the 23 games. Freimanis is also Latvian national team player.
#14. Former U20 international center Zintis Plivda (206-88, currently plays in Belarus), who plays in the Belarusian Premier League couldn't help Rubon (12-16) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the third-placed Rubon was defeated 83-69 on their home court in Vitebsk by the leading Grodno-93 in the Championship group. Plivda was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 8 rebounds. Plivda is currently fourth on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.4ppg and 9.1rpg. Plivda used to play for the Latvian U20 national team back in 2008.
#15. Former University international guard Martins Kravcenko (192-85, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague couldn't help Mykolaiv (6-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance Mykolaiv was edged 83-80 on their home court in Mykolaiv by the lower-ranked (#9) Kryvbasbasket. Kravcenko scored 10 points and added 4 passes in 29 minutes. He has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.7apg in the 38 games. Kravcenko used to play for the Latvian university national team four years ago.
The list of other players, who all have Latvian passport but never been selected to any of Latvian national teams:
#1. Experienced Gary Gandel (203-G/F-80, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli National League (second division) could not help Hod Hasharon (17-7) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance Hod Hasharon was defeated 78-71 at home by the leading Ironi Nes-Ziona. Gandel was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 7 rebounds. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Gandel averaged so far 11.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.5spg. He has a dual citizenship: Latvian and Israeli.
#2. Matiss Sakne (191-G-91, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Horsens IC (23-9) in their game against Bakken (25-7) in the Danish Ligaen. Sakne recorded only 4 points in 18 minutes. Horsens IC was crushed 97-71 on their home court in Horsens by the second-ranked Bakken. Sakne has averaged so far 3.5ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.1apg in the 30 games he played so far.
|Standings - CIBACOPA
Regular Season: Round 2
Apr. 3: Cananea - Nogales 86-84
Apr. 3: Los Mochis - Guasave 84-64
Apr. 3: Navolato - Tijuana 83-74
Apr. 3: Guaymas - Hermosillo 67-72
Regular Season: Round 3
Apr. 5: Guasave - Hermosillo
Apr. 5: Cananea - Guaymas
Apr. 5: Tijuana - Nogales
Apr. 5: Obregon - Navolato
|CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
|Standings - 1B
Regular Season: Round 151
Apr. 4: Denver N. - Dallas M. 95-94
Apr. 4: Brooklyn N. - Chicago B. 90-92
Apr. 4: Oklah.City T. - San Antonio S. 100-88
Regular Season: Round 152
Apr. 5: Charlotte B. - Miami Heat
Apr. 5: Boston C. - Cleveland C.
Apr. 5: New York K. - Milwaukee B.
Apr. 5: Atlanta H. - Philadelph.76
Apr. 5: Indiana P. - Oklah.City T.
Apr. 5: Chicago B. - Orlando M.
Apr. 5: Minnesota T. - Toronto R.
Apr. 5: Utah Jazz - N.Orleans H.
Apr. 5: Phoenix Suns - Golden St.W.
Apr. 5: Sacramento K. - Dallas M.
Apr. 5: Portland TB - Houston R.
Apr. 5: LA Lakers - Memphis G.
|Top 25 - Men